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Volume LIV. 







18 Somenet Street, Botton, 

T^uhUnilnfi Commfttee* 





].._'] Wi Wills, 91, 214, 341 
:\.v Will:»oftheShennaii8 0f Tax* 
ii y in Suffolk, England, 162 
. ■ ry, .y:A 

III l'n.'0ident, ix 
rrntiMU, 1U« 
■ •li'iulopy, 180 
. . >j.i« ry, 'Si5 
. .1 .intc.-, of Boston, Note. 349 

L4:wi«, and Ills Descendants, 396 
. .jii, ijuery, 2*^5 
A ..'.., «^»utry, lOfi 

AiKTicuii iKxrtoratei at Gottingen, 439 
\lj'T\, <juerv, 352 
Ai.tt9try of Lrdla Strengthfleld, 309 
AJicivDt-BurUl Uroonds of Long Island, N. Y., 

K. --Xi, 301, 427 
Ab Early Sampler, Qoery, 224 
Keply, 4d0 
Arnold- Blalce, Query, 3&3 
Autographs, see Illustrations. 

Barnes- Bamtf, Query, 223 
Barton, Query, 224 
Ba«8, Keply, 225 
b^.tcb. Quirry, :*52 
Bt-c^CQiiii, (jucry, tio 
B« mu - \ <^»uf ry ;. , 364 

BiDt^^'ii, KdWurd, of Guilford, and His De* 
•« odiiiit.-, 175 

I'lOfrrai hicul >kvti-hc8— 

Ad:iui:<, Frteiikliu Goorffe, :{75 
Ih wey, (.'apt. Mimuel Worthingtou, 133 
L^Hltfv, Keubt-n Kawi!>oo, \iH 
fiaruut.r, .lobn Kdward, 13:i 
«jr»:tnwood, I^-iiigduo, ..'44 

Mrs". Margaret, 214 
Mrs. Marv McKay, 244 
f':ixton, Saral) (.aveiidL'h. :i75 
Wilhaiii?, Mrs. Elvira Armenlua (Wright), 

Kird. <^ruery, 225 

iSiinmau. Ut-v. Kichurd, of Mart^bfleld, Glou- 

Zij-XtT uud New Loudon, 3U 
Bk»:;:i, <^uory, 222 
Ikiardman. i^ut- ry, 10«*» 
Bi-.tot.. c-.'uu., Kfcordi* of the Church in, 80, 

VI.^'ii History of Bi*lfu'«t, .Mo., 1825, :i(A 
Account of ih«- liattie of Concord, by Capt. 

Anjfi'f Barrett, a Minute Man and Par- 

tici|iant. ■1.'>G 
AdaiJiiuriunN Munouietiana, Number Four, 

Al:tn'« Hi.-tory and Genealogical KecordH 
t.f tbf Alling-AIk'iis of New Haven, 
O.nn.. 4.'i^ 

AKtrton'-i lliiitory of the Allerton Family 
in the L*nite<J Stati-s, 15nV1n^, 308 

Ai.drew?'." Ui:itory of the Uaiulin Family, 

Annual lieport of the American Historical 
A«ociation, ISWH, 110 

Book Notices— 

Appleton's Additions and Corrections to 

the Sumner Genealogy, 239 
Arcbives of Maryland, Volume XVII., 237 
Arnold's Historic Side Ughts, 120 
Bailey's Bailey Genealogy, 238 
Balch's Tbe Alabama Arbitration, 464 
Batchelior's State of New Hampshire Docu- 
ments, 236 
Bates's Genealogy of the Descendants of 

Edward Bates of Weymouth, Mass., 368 
Beckwith, Marvin and His Wife AbigaU 

Clark, 127 
Beckwith of Yorkshire, 127 
Beecher. Thomas K., Teacher of the Park 

Church at Elmira, N. V., 456 
Bennett's The Bennett, Bently and Beers 

Families, 127 
Benton's Andrew Benton, 466 
Bent's Col. Jabez Hatch of Boston, his 

Ancestry and Descendants, 458 
Bent's The Bent Family in America, 2.'t8 
Bigelow's Orthopedic Surgery and Other 

Medical Papers, 463 
Bigelow's Surgical Anesthesia Addresses 

and Otber I'apers, 45."t 
Bolton':* Some >Vork» Kelating to Brook- 
line, Mass., from its Settlement to lUOO, 
Booth and Nortbrop's Genealogy of One 

Branch of the Sherman Family, 4i> 
Borts'rt Tbe Ho8:i Family, '^i^ 
lioynton's Tbe Boyuton Family, lidS 
Bradford Family and Otberd, 'MVJ 
Brldgewater Book, Tbe, 230 
Brign4m'.'< Official Ueport of tbe Fourth 

American Tyler Family Keunion, 'Sin 
Brot)k!«'!» Henry Knox, A Soldier of tbe 

Revolution, SM 
Brown'8 fsimun and Joan ^Clarke) Stone 
of Watertown, MasM., and Three Gener- 
atiou.<« of tbeir Descendants, 12? 
Brown's Ibe sijfnal Corpi*. U.S.A., in the 

War of tbe IJebellion, 114 
Burt'!« Tlie Fir'^t Century of tbe History of 

^pI ingtield, 2;^ 
Byington'.>i Tbe Puritan as a Colonist and 

Kelormer, 111 
California llrgister, Tbe, Vol. I., No. I., 307 
Canavan'rt ii«'ii iomee— A Taleof Kogerti*8 

Kan^'er?*, 17a'<-u'.», ll^ 
Cnrrin;:tt)n's Wa>bington tbe Soldier, 121 
Carter'.-* Sawyers' in America, 128 
CartlantlS T«"n Year» at Pema(|uid, li:{ 
Ca-'iiraiu'B La Viede Josepb-Fran<;ois« Per- 
rault, -urnoinm^ Ia* P^re de I'Kilucation 
<lu Peuple Canadieu, MM) 
Cbatlwiek'a A liife of i*ibert>— Antihlavery 

and Otiier Lettern of Sarali llolley, 121 
CbamL>erlain A88ociath)n of America, 127 
Circular and Forms of tbe Geueahigical 
Bureau of the Chamberlain Association, 

Clarke's Epitaplis fVom Graveyards in 
Wellesley (West Necdham), No. Natick 
and Newton Lower Fallf , IUm., 232 

Index of Subjects. 

Book Notice* - 

Clark's "Surrey of the AutiqaUlcB of the 

City of OxfoM,'' by Anlhony Wood, 

lflftl-6, 251 
Clevf liind'« The Geneitlogy of the Clevi^^Iand 

fiDd CleaveJnnd FiLmJUe^, VZ% 
Colooial Society of rennsylTAiila, The* 117 
Conjfregiitii>iJal Your Book. IMO, The, -155 
Coujitltutiori mid By-t^weof theChaiDt>er> 

Inin Asfpclfttion, Vil 
Conatltuiion and By-La wi of the Qulnabfriig 

Hlstorkal Society. 457 
Gontrlbutlotia to tlie Hiatorleal Society of 

Montana, Z^» 
Cox'it ^[ew Rnjgland Cojc Families, :iCi9 
Crane** UenPHfo/jy of tbt? Crane FanQOy, 4^ 
Cremer'a Kecortld of the Dorian d t^mmily 

In America, 368 
Croiby't The Croiby Fwjiily of Kow York, 

Curttft'i TtiotQfu Curtitt Wetbersfield, 

Coon,, 128 
Daira *' AloiiEHldp/' 368 
Dartmouth, The, H4 
D«vls*9 Occult Metliodft of rrot*ctiiiK the 

Currency t 3ii5 
Dmvi«'« " Previouft 1^^ elation.'" A Cor* 

reotive for < olooinl Troubled, 365 
D*vU'i Tlie Currency luid Provincliil PoH- 

tlco, 3di 
Diivi»*e» The Old Recordi of the Town of 

Fitcbburgh, Mas*,. Vol. IL, 230 
Dp ft u" a Biogriipliical is ketch of Kcv% Ltither 

FiuiiliAJii, VtV 
Deane*s The Book of Peac, Deaae, Adc&nc, 

Dexter'a Diary of D»?ld MoClure, D,D,, 

174^1*^. m 
Diary of David McClure, 113 
Di&ry of lucrea.«ie Malhir, Marohi 1075— 

Dec, HJ7«, lti74-16&7. 2;H 
DIokey'i Gencitlogy of the Dickey Family, 

Dodge*8 WUliam WhedwrigUt, Hla Life 

and Work, 304 
DotttTcr'sTlie I'erklomeii Begioa, Fact and 

Present, ^ 
Druminonir:* Bean Gc a calory. 12<J 
Drutnmond'M iii^uettlugy ot hniiiliel Wil* 

llama of ii ration, N. H., VU 
tinrly Kecord* of Hai^tlMtnfl, Marriages, 

Deatlist ami Metnl*iT*blp of the Conifre- 

i^utjooal Church, Ea«t Hampton (Chat- 

hanj). Conn., 3iKi 
Early Kt lord* of the Town of Prorldence, 

Vol. XV., ,;:« 
Eftton'o Lt.C-il. Otho Hamilton of OU?e- 

4tob, his Soii», Cttpt. John and Lt.-Col. 

Utho HatntEtcn 'Jd, and hk Graudiioi]»iSir 

Hulph Hamilton, Kt., Vii 
baton's TiieCochran-lngll* Family of BaH- 

fax, 11^7 
£Iib*)< Norwich University— Her History, 

her Orudutite». httt Hull of Honor, IWi 
E!lm«T;<oii^> The Ipiiwlch Kmeraons, tCM- 

Everett';^ John Fuller of Ipswloh, lljtss.i 
Ica*. I:i7 

Extracts from JtihD MArslmll'i* Diary. 3G7 

Faneull Hitli Ulistpter of the Uauglitere of 
tin? American lievulutlun, lyoo, 4&7 

Farrinjrti^n MemnrJtil, IVM 

Flndiuu; Li?-! of Ueiiealogieii and Town and 
U>car HI(»torieN in Boaton Public Libra- 
ry, IMS 

First Hopkintou Cemrtery A«9odatioii,367 

First Iteporl of the Piibhe Hecurd Coinmift^ 
liiuii ot New -Jeri^ey, leivu, 112 

Fir»t ^'oluttie of the'Coiiway Pariah Regis - 
ten In Ihc Wural Deanery of Arliech- 
weild, Dioeeue of B»ngori CaTuarvon- 
shire, Ift4l-17\>3, :Mi3 

Fieke's The Dutch and Quaker Colonlet In 
America, i^l 

Flagg'i Family of Asa AlkoLt, Wi 

Book Notices— 

Forbt*«'fl The Diary of Rev. Ebenczer Pork- 
man of W&itborough, Maae., 120 
Ford*? History of Hanover Academy, 237 
Frj^e'a The Firsst Kegiment Mafln. H^avy Ar- 
tillery, U. S» v., in the Span bh -American 

War of ISflS, 230 
Genealogical AdTCrtJoer, Thw, 18TO. 455 
Genealogy of the Fuller Families deetcend- 

Ing f^om Eob«n Faller of Salem and Ke- 

hoboih, MaAS.,^ 127 
Goldth waiters Goldthwalte Genealogy, 123 
Goodwin's Tbe Goodwin FamtllGs In 

America, 368 
6oold*.« ftl story of Col. James Scamman^s 

Thh-ticth Reglmeut of Foot. 230 
Gorham'B The Uorkam FaniOy In Rhode 

Iflland— BriBtol BrancJi» Wi 
Grazebrook'p Pedigree of the Family of 

Graxe brook, 123 
Greenwood'e Greenwood Colonial and 

Kevolutiooary aervloeoj IM&'lTSa, 2SB 
Griffith'^ Rev. Morgan John Bliy»t 17flO- 

1804, 117 
Guild's The Gorham FamUy in Rhode 

Island, Providence Line, Wd 
Hainei'A A Complete Memoir of ICichard 

Halnet, a forfotten Snesez Worthy, TM 
Hair I Rambles about Greenland in Rhyme, 

Hardlnft'A The Sullivan Road» 307 
Harps In Memoriata—tiomud Golt and 

Caldwell Hart (;olt, 121 
Has^iam^s Regiffteri of Dei*d< for the 

County of gulfolk, Maaaachusetifl, 17j^ 

Hayley^d Genealogical Memoranda, rela- 
ting chiefly to the Haley > I'lper, Ncal and 

liicker FamilieH of Mniue and New 

Hampshire, 238 
Hay wood'e Joel Laue, Pioneer and Patriot. 

Haaeltlne^a Jotbam Beomi of Bemoa^H 

Heights, :ym 

Helen Keller .^onvenlr, No, 2, 1802-l8U9,iM 
lleyward'ji Burn well of South Carolina^ 

labular Pedigree, 127 
Uioka'a Mr. Ralph Wheelock, Puritan, 124 
HiUs Family Genealogical and Hiatorleal 

AftioGiatlon, 458 
UlJls Family Cienealoeioal AssocjLatlon, 

Fifth Anounl Report, 127 
1111 1'H The Early Records of tlie Town of 

Dedham. Ma«s., 11172-1706, 119 
Uiiid^'ji History and Genealogy of the 

Hiud« Family. 123 
Hiue's Hiiie GeueaJogy, )2fl 
IJistoHcal Collectiona of the TopsQeld HIb* 

torlcal Society, Vol, V,,367 
Hifltorical KecorJ, The, 2,V 
Hlatory of the iJoceudanta and Connect- 
ion ;« «jf WllliHUi MoEtgomery aad Jamet 

8omervilks 123 
Honor Roil of MasMaohOBettP PatrioCi 

Heretofore Unknown, 118 
Hoppin'M WioJKliam.^Sl} 
Huwe'i The Pmitau Repablio of ttie Ma«* 

sachusett* Buy in New Engl and * 11*} 
Hoyt'» Tlie Old Fj;imilie« of .Swlisbury and 

Amesbury, Ma»ji.; with *Sonie Ueluled 

Famine* of Newbury, Uairerliill, Ipswich 

and Hampton, 112 
HudHoa*s t ominemurative of Calvin and 

Luther Blanchard, Aoton Minute Men, 

1775, 121 
Hughes'si Letters and Recollections of John 

Alurray Forbes ^ 110 
Hurnphrey*V The Humphreya Family In 

Americflj, 11*3 
Hunueweira HuiHieweD, 309 
11 unae well's I lunwewell— Chiefly SU Gen- 

erutions In Mui^tnclmoetsi, 30li^ 
Hmnuewelt^fl Several Great Libraries, 300 
Hotdhi neon's The Story of Ihe Hutcliln- 

Bouft— Tribe of Jesse, 123 

Index of Stdjects. 


iDteraatloiud Monthly, The, 232 

iMac Camminn of TopsfleM, llasa., and 

Some of hit Deeoendants, 306 
Johnson, Samael, 466 
Johnson's An Unredeemed Capttre, 121 
Johnson's Elmer> Elmore Genealogy, 868 
Johnston's The Storming of Stony Point 

on the Undaon, July 16, 1779, 360 
Joamal and Letters of Ber. Henry Troe, 

of Hampstead, N. H., 466 
Kean's The Genealogy of Hugh MoKay 

and his Uneal Descendants, 1786-1896, 

King's Memorial Discourse on Benben 

Aldridge Gnild, 121 
King's York Necrology, 236 
Kittredge*s The Man with the Branded 

Hand, 361 
Knapp, Arthur Mason— A Memorial, 230 
Knight's Biography of Deacon James Al> 

Lamb's FamOv Becords— Lamb, Savory, 

Harriman, 368 
Lee's Supplement to John Lee of Farming- 

ton. Hartford Co., Conn., and his De- 
scendants, 238 
Lincoln's In Memorlam— Frederic Walker 

Lincoln, 229 
UtUefield's Early Boston BookseUers, 1612- 

Logan's Memoir of Dr. George Logan of 

Stenton, 121 
Lore's Samson Occom, and the Christian 

Indians of New England, 231 
Macnamara's History of the Ninth Begi- 

ment, M. Y. I., 1861-1864. 229 
Mahan's Lessons of the War with Spain, 

and Other Articles, 360 
Maiden Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anni- 

Tersary Memorial. 236 
Manchester Historical Association Col- 

lections, Vol. I., Part II., 119 
Mann'fi Descendants of Ellsha Ware of 

\Vr*-ntham, 3Iai«8., 127 
Mar^hairs Pari«ih Keglsters, 455 
ManriD'9 The Ensrlish Ancestry of Keinold 

and Matthew Marrln of Hartford, Ct., 

Ha«^«achasett8 Society of Sons of the Ameri- 
can ICevolution, The Historical Mem- 
oranda, with Liflts of Members and their 
Kevolutionary Ancestors, 117 

Mc)laoter'0 A History of the People of the 
United states from the Reyolutlon to the 
Civil War, 456 

Medford iliotorical Register, The, 120, 233, 

Memoir of Henry Jocob Bigelow, 452 

Memorials of the E9»ok Bar Association 
and brief Biographical Notices of some 
of the Distinguished Members of the 
Eii^ex Bar prior to the formation of the 
Afisociation, Vol. I., 360 

Men of New York, The, 121 

Merrill's A Contribution to the Genealogy 
of the Merrill Family in America, 127 

Merrill'^ Riglit of Petition, 1654, 364 

Mill«'!» Foundations of Genealogy, 229 

Milton Cemetery, 119 

Morris'* The Seymour Family, 458 

Murray's Journal of the American^Irlsh 
Historical Society, 363 

National Cyclopaedia of American Bio- 
graphy, The, 2:i3 

Neff'!« Saf-Neif History regarding the 
Origin and Meaning of the Name Neff, 

Nelson's Edward Antill and his Descend- 
antii, 124 

Nelson's History of the Scandinayians and 
Succesttful Scandinayians in the United 
States, Vols. I. and II., 362 

Nel^on-s Sources of History of Reyolu> 
tionary Events In New Jersey, 366 

Book Notices- 
New England Cox Families, No. 3, 127 

New Hampshire— Lake Begion Inscrip- 
tions, 468 

Noyes's A Memorial of the Town of Hamp- 
stead, New Hampshire, 235 

Noyes's Barker Pedigree, 127 

** Old Northwest " Genealogical Quarterly, 
Vol. III., No. 2. 361 

Old Plans of Oxford, 233 

One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary, 
1748-1896, of the Congregational Church 
of East Hampton (Chatham), Conn., 
Nov. 30, 1898, 360 

Ontario Bureau of Industries, 1897, Appen- 
dix to Report, 119 

Ontario Historical Society— Papers and 
Records, 456 

Owen's Transactions of the Alabama His- 
torical Society, 1897-98, 113 

Parish Register Society, The. 116 

Parsball's James Parshall and His Descend- 
ants, 458 

Parsons 's Genealogy of the Family of Lewis 
B. Parsons (second). Parsons-Hoar. 
Parbons-Springfleld, Mass., 1636. Hoar- 
Gloucester, Eng., 1632, 369 

Passages from the Life of Henry Warren 
Howe, 121 

Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the Revolu- 
tion, Proceedings, 1898-9, 121 

Pierce's Foster Genealogy, 123 

Pond's Family Records from Bartholomew 
Botsford and Winston Lines of Genea- 
logy, 127 

Poole's Annals of Yarmouth and Barring- 
ton, Nova Scotia, in the Revolutionary 
War. 2.37 

Poor-Poore Family Gathering at Law- 
rence, Mass., The, 127 

Pope's The Pioneers of Massachusetts, 367 

Porter's A Brief Sketch of George F. Bemis 
of Lincoln, Mass., 120 

Porter's Anniversary Sermon at Lincoln, 
Mass., 120 

Prime's Some Account of the Bowdoin 
Family, with a Notice of the Erving 
Family, 458 

Proceedings in Observance of the One 
Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the 
First Church in Lincoln, Mass., 18U8, 1**0 

Proceedings of the HistoHcal Association 
of New Kngland Cox Families, No. I., 127 

Proceedings of the John Bean Association, 
1898, Willi Bean Genealogy, 120 

Proceedings of the Trustees of the Peabody 
Educational Fund, 1893-18W, 362 

Publications of the Colonial Society of 
Massachusetts, Vol. III., :i69 

Public I'apers of George Clinton, first Gov- 
ernor ol^Xew York, 1777-1795—1801-1804. 
Military— Vol. I., 362 

Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of 
New Pttltz, N. Y., 363 

Register of the Society of Sons of the Revo- 
lution in the State of Iowa, 1900, 457 

Registers of Battlefield, Shropshire, The, 

Registers of Clyst St. George, Co. Devon, 
Tlie, 115 

Registers of Harley, Shropshire, The, 115 

Registers of Ledbury, Co. Hereford, The, 

Registers of Lydlinch, Co. Dorset, The, 115 

Registers of Melverley, Shropshire, The, 

Register of Pennsylvania Society of the 
Colonial Dames of America, 118 

Registers of Kowington,Co. Warwick, The, 

Registers of Shipton, Shropshire, The, 115 

Registers of ftibdon Carwood, Shropshire, 
The, 115 

Registers of Smethcote, Shropshire, The, 

Index of Subjects. 

Book NotlcM— 

Report of the CommifffioiiDri fyom Con- 

nccticBt of the ColiiBibEfln KxhibitlOQ of 

1>^W ill CI'ucjiK«>» '^^^ 
Ril«y'e» Hon, liiiikley Kdwarda, Cromwell 

Middleaeit Couutv, Conn., 127 
Eobpft i?tJinton T^'iDiAinft. 1828- ISW. A 

Memorial for Frk-ridiD, .%(M) 
Roifell'f l>f Hcpndaiits of William Rusnell, 

of Cambridj<ie, Mft*^., 4M 
Salter'* Jatui Suitor, MAnncr, 409 
8ai]di*rsoii Hoiuest ft l*Jetv Corner, The, 308 
&urgeiit*8 Siirgi'lvt KtcnrtJ, 123 i 

JScaFes'a Hlialuriad Jlemorfinda conoe^rnlng 

Person! and lliicstfl in Old Hover, N. H,j 

■153 I 

SelltTH'^* Genealogy of Hr . FrBiiclfl Joaepli | 
Pfetffter of ini!JiidelpbiA» iVuu., and Hia 
DeHceudaulKt 1-0 
S«ton's An OM Fmnilj-; or the SetoDi of 

Scotland and America, 4ft8 
Shnttuck^ti l'rud*?ncc Wright nnd the j 
Women who (ruarded the Bridge* Pep- 
l>erell, Mas*., 1776,456 
Sbepardl'fl Governor Willi am Tiradford nud 

bia Son, Major Witlbim Bradford, TATj 
Shropehire Parish Kegi*ltir isociety'd Publl- 

Dioc«ie of Hereford, Hegiitf^r of 

Clunburf, 234 
Dlo«eae of Hereford ^ Eeglatcr of 

Han wood, '^M 
Diocese of Hereford, RegLat«r of 

Hugbly, 2,14 
IHooeso of Hereford, RcgifftcTS of 
Lydbam, Kdgton, Moak Hoptoii» 

Dlooese of Hereford, Keglater of 

Wol&ta«ton, TrwW, 8idbyry, 309 
Dloceae of LIchdeld, lU<eintem of 
A lb right on, near Shrewabary. wmd 
B rough ton, '^M 
Dla-ce#e of Liobfleld^ ReglBtPffl of 
AlbrlghtOD, near Woherhamptoii, 
And lioningnle, 'IM 
Dioceae of IJcJilleld, Reglstcra of 
F i tz , Frodedley , ITppingto n , Co a n d ^ 
Lo n gdon -u poa-Terii ,Uri n*h il I ,Doa- 
tngton, Wliite Ladle«i ^66 
DfociMie of Llcbfield, fiegliler* of 

lt(iiiley, ZH 
Diocese of Llchfleld, Heglftera of 
Staple ttin and Moreton Corbet, ti34 
I>io«c»e of SU A«»ph, Register of 

Indexes. Albrighton (by8hreweby), 
UTe««age, Flt2» Ford, Hanwood, 
More, lloreton Corb«t, Pitchford, 
Indexes, Battlefield, Ilarly, Sibdon 
Garwood, Boning&le, ISrou^htou, 
Hiilstoi], Meiverley, iibiptoB, 
Smeibeote, 2.14 
Smith's Hlflioiy of the Town of Sander- 
land, Ma«t., 228 
Snow Genealogy t The, 127 
Sotuera*fl History of LancARter, N. H., 456 
South Carolina LI iMtorfonl and (i«neaioglcal 

Magwin^j The. Vol. L, No, 1., "237 
Bpccimea of Register plan for Arranging 

Genealogies, No, 4, 127 
6t4U:^pote*« History and QeueaJogy of the 

Staeltpole Family, 12:1 
Starr*B The Olcott Family of Hartford, 
Coon., la the Line of Eunici' (Oloottj 
Goodwin, 123 
StevenH'H Lifo of Inaac Ingnlli Stereni. IG3 
» tiles 's A H II fid Hook of Praetioal Sog- 
gestioD^ for tbe Use of Students in Gene- 
alogv, 118 
6targeH*« Complete Lineage of the Sturgei 

Families of Mrilne, rtfle 
SiUTolk L*«edH, Liber X., IIS 
Swan's Twelfth Eeport of ilie Guatodf aiid 

Book Notices— 

Condition of the Public Records of Par- 
lahes. Town* and Counlic h, 2.'JJt 
Systematic ULstorv Fund. Worcester Coun- 

ty, Mii^i*., WitruiiigH, 1737-1788, ;*37 
Tiiiiker*£ The United Empire Loyalist Set- 
tlement «t Long Point, Lake Jirie (On* 
turlu Historloal Society Papers) »i6C 
The IWJl Olio, 363 
The Uwl, Vol. ]., Noi. 9, 10, 467 
Third Annual Report of tbe State Historian 

of tbe mate of New York, liil'7, 114 
Tillotson's Wethersfteld iuscHptlona, 110 
Tbwing, Carrie F. Batler, 121 
Tcmnfleld yistorlcnl Society's Colleotions, 

Vol. IV., 121 
Trans Actions of the Kansas State Bistori- 

cal Society, VoL VI., 467 
Tranfactionst of tbe Literary and Historical 

8ocleiv of Qaebec, No. «3, 457 
University of North CaroUrju Publications, 
Jaineei Sprunt Histonoal Uonogrupbs, 
No. 1, m 
University of State of New York, State 

Library Report, 114 
Vital Records of Rhode IpJand, ie8fl-18fi0, 

Vol. XL, Church Record*, 3M 
Wnde*» The Wade Genealogy, SC8 
Waterj^N A Sketch of tiie Life of John 
Winthrop tbe Younger. Founder of Ipi- 
wich, MnsB.r 16^*3.119 
Watkiii*'s Vaughan Chart, 238 
Wellnian*ft llirilorical Diticourse at Cele- 
biatton of MaWi-ifa Two Hundred and 
Fifl ietb A on iv ern ary . 2'J1j 13M 

WlieelerV Descendants of Leonard Hoar, 
Whitit-morc's Anccatnil Line of Stephen 
Mott Wright from Niohoias Wright, the 
Colonial Ancestor, :}fil? 
Wbllte»ley'»i Anuealry and I>ot!cetidiint3 of 

ilribn Pratt of Hartford, Connn^BS 
IV ills of the Shermans of Yudey, In Saf- 

folk, F.nginnd, 124 
Wife's The End of an Era, 117 
I'ear Book <d tlie Society of tbe Sons of 
tbe Revulntlon In the State of Uisflouri, 
Year Book ©f tbe Society of Sonff of the 
Revolution in the State ofHiew York, 120 
Bowdeu, Querj', 864 
Braokeit, Query, 364 
Bronioo, DoF«at, Query. 288 
Brown, laabel, f>oery, 222 
Urymvt, Joseph, Mnnuscrlpt Record of, 101 
BurbanM, Eleanor, Query, 222 

Carltsle, Moks., Recordit of Original District of, 
Carter, Jonathan, Query, 222 
Cate, Query, 364 
Chad bo a rut", Query, 304 
Cbenev« Elisabeth', Query, 228 
Chester, Lunenburg Co., N. S. List of the flrat 

clas* of Sutilerji of— with their Families, 44 
Chodes, Surah, Query, 2*-^ 
Chorab liecordK at btoneham, Maas.^ 392 
Clark, Elieabeth, 222 
Clark, George Sr. and Jr., of tfilford, Conn,, 

and their Jjescendanta, 3M 
Cogau. Rutli. t^uerv, 222 
Cafby NoteKfrom I^ressingfliM BMiflter, Note^ 
Cole, Ellaabetli, Query, 222 [104 

Coleman, Query, 226 

Contributors and Coutrtbtttlona to Volame 
Ab3tractfl of the Wills of tbe Sbermunj of 
Yaxley In Suffolk, Engbind, 162 
Aldim, Mr*, Charles L. 

Alden Genealogy, 190 
Baker, Virginia. 

Weetanioe : A New* England Queen of the 
Seventeenth Century, 2fll 
Banks, Charles Edward. 

Gov^eroor Rlcburd Vines, 14(* 
Seal of tbe County of Dukes County, Una i. 
(ILurUiu's Vineyard) 1 170 


Index 4>/ JSubjeeta. 

Contribntioiis and Contriba t o w 
Be*U, Charlei £. 

Cnoreh Reeordi at Stonebain, KaM^ 892 
Mannteript Beoord of Joseph Bryant, 101 
Bent, ADen H. 

Lewis Allen of Watertoim FttaoB and 
his Deteendants ,396 
Brtgham, Clarence Sannders. 

Hon. Amos Perry, LL.D., Stf 
Bntler, James Darle. 

American Doctorates at Gottangen. tSO 
Calef, Arthor B. 

IMary of Capt Asa Foster of Andorer, 
Mass., 183 
Corey, Deloraine P. 

Hasey-Green, 211 
CaUer, WUUam R. 

Descendants of Nahom Parker of KIttery, 
Maine. 387 
Dana, Ellxabeih Ellery. 

Richard Sktuier of Harfoleliead aBdUi 
Bible, 418 
DarU, William H. 

Hastinira Family Beoord, 406 

Danton Family, 286 
Emery, George F. 

Eaiery ofHaaQenot Blood, 818 
First Book of Baynham Beoordf , 16 
Fo«, John 8. H. 

Deftnoes of Houses in Maine, 406 
Ford, Worthinaton Chaanoey. 

Letters of Jonathan Boneher to tOeorae 
Washington, 32, 266, 422 
Fowler, Danid W. 

Two Letters from Daniel Wilcox, Jr., .a 
Berolntionary Soldier, 177M> 440 
Gage, Arthor £. 

Kingsbory and Gage, MO 

Muster Boll of OapL Joseph Pny^ Ooni- 

Notes on the Gillpatrick Family, 100 
Gordon, Geo. A. 

Letter from Rer. Alexander Garden , 390 
Proceedings of the N. E. UisU Gen. So- 
ciety, 220 
Gorham, Henry S. 

Notes on Bristol Branch of Gorham 
Family, 173 
Grares, Henry C. 

Pa««inf[r into History, 202 
Greenwood, Isaac J. 

Key. Richard BUnman of Marshfleld, 

Gloucester and New London, 30 
The Stock bridge Indians in the American 
Revolution, 162 
Griffith, William Uerrick. 

<ieorge Rogers Howell, 136 
GnUd. Georgian a. 

Notes on the Proridence Line of the Gor- 
ham Family, 167 
Hammond, F. S. 

John Hammond of Lavenhami Soflhlk, 
Enjr., 288 
Harris, Edward Doubleday. 

Ancient Borial-Gronnds of Long Island, 
N. Y., 63, 208, 301. 427 
Hoag, Roth Wood. 

Watertown Fidelity Men, 86 
HodfffS, Almon D., Jr. 

John Gallop of Taunton, Blass., 89 
Notes concernlnff Roger WilUams, 212 
.Hnnnewell, James I'rotmngham. 

Hunnewell, 140 
Irrine, Wm. Ferguson. 

The Parents of Rev. Richard Mather, 348 
JiUson, David. 

A Sketch of the Life of the Rev. Habijah 
Weld of Attleboro, Maas., 442 
Lamed. Ellen D. 

Orderly Book of Sergeant Josiah Perry, 
Lea. J. Henry. [70. 164 

Genealogical Gleanings among ihe Eng- 
lish Archlvea, iSS, 8^5 

Contributions and Contributors— 
Leavitt, Ifimily W. 

A List of the First Class of Settlers of 
Chester, Lunenburg County, K.S., with 
their Families, 41 
Lloyd, Howard Williams. 

Will of Alderman Hnmphrej Hooke of 
Bristol, Eng., 410 
Loring, Arthur 6. 

Descendants ofNahnm Parker of Kltteiy, 
Maine, 387 
Morse, Charles H.,426 
Paine, Josiah. 

Extracts from the Diary of Moses J^atne 
ofTruro, Ma8S.,87 
Payson, Edward Payson. 

William Martin, Esq., 27 
Osborne, WiUiam H. [288 

Military Senrioes of the Osborne Family, 
Peach, Robert Westly. 

The Two Peaches of Marblehead, 276 
Peck, Thomas Bellows. 

Beoords of the First Church of BocUng- 
ham, Vt., 197, 289, 436 
Penhallow, D. P. 

Woodbridge Beoord, 401 
Peters, Eleanor Bradley. 

Thomas Peter of Saybiook and Mylor, 880 
Peyser, Benjamin Daris. 

Recent PubUcations, 180, 241, 872, 460 
Pitman, Harry A. 

Ancestry of Lydia Strengthfield, 300 
Porter, Edward G. 

Samuel Johnson, A.M., 11 
Porter, Joseph W. 

Francis Nash of Braintree, 404 
Remonstrance of Freeholders of Kittwy 
to the General Court, 1784, 444 
Shepard, James. 

Peter Mallory, New Haven, Conn., 16M, 
and Some.of His Deaoendants, 380 
Shepard, James. 

The New Haven Potters, 1639,20 
Smyth, Ralph Dunning. 

Edward Benton of Guilford and His De- 
scendants, 175 
George Clark of Mllford, Cone, 384 
Nicholas Munger of Guilford, Conn., and 

His Descendants, 46 
The Descendants of Thomas Norton of 
Guilford, Conn., 269 
Steiner, Bernard C. 

Edward Benton of Guilford and His De- 
scendants, 175 
George Clark of Milford. Conn., 384 
Nicholas Hunger of Guilford, Conn., and 

His I>escenaant8, 46 
The Descendants of Thomas Norton of 
Guilford, Conn., 269 
Swan, Robert T. 

Records of the Original District of Car- 
lisle, Mass., 50 

Records of the Church in Bolton, Conn., 
Todd, William C. 

Edward Strong Moscley, 377 
Trask, William Blake. 

Dorchester Christian Names. 218 
The Traske Family in England, 279 
Tyler, RoUln Usher. 

Notes on Usher Genealogy, 76 
Von Sahler, L. Hasbrouck. 

InMcriptions at Great Barrlngton, Mass., 
Watkins, Walter Kendall. 

Notes from Coventry, 182 
Wheeier, Frank P. 

Descendants of I^eonard Hoar, 149 
Wheelwright, Edward. 

The Lowell Pedigree, 315 
Wills of the Shermans of Yaxley in 

Suffolk, England, 62 
Withington, ix)throp. 

Abstracts of English Wills, 91, 214, 841 

^^^■^ 8 Index of Subjects, ^^^^^^H 

^^^^H Cook, Query. 

Genealogies In PrapamtloD— ^^H 
Field, 109 ^^M 

^^^^V Co vel 9 , i|u p ry , 354 

^^^^^r Coveutrv, NotTA fromt 182 

GoGdAle-GoodaU-GoodeU.451 ^^M 

^^^^H Cowdi^ry, Pnllr, ijurry« 2^ 
^ Coxje*'I»At Martlin, Query, 222 

Haley, 100 ^^M 

Bammond, 100 ^^^H 

^^H Croeby, SAmm], Qu«'fy, 2^^ 

^^H Cartltt, William, Jolin aad TbomMi Notei 447 

Huzet],35ll ^^H 

Hortoi). 109 ^^H 

^^H Cuttiing, Reply, '££& 

Jtimegun, H57 ^^^H 

Jonlan, :t56 ^^H 

^^B Darby, Potcr, Noti^, 103 

La»»el], itid ^^H 

^^m Durlltip, lUctul, Query, 222 

Neal, \09 ^^M 

^^H Day, Qtic*rr, '^t/i 

ForkA, ^55 ^^H 

^H D«aUi of ICdwiinl Wljfehvrlfeht. Note» 319 

Fiper, 100 ^^M 

^^B Dofcncc.4 of iloti^o^ [u Maluc^ 406 

I'oole, 2S0 ^H 

^^1 Deintng, Query, 107 

Bicker, 109 ^^M 

^H K 1 j /,M het h , Qu Q ry , 2!^ 

btebbtoA, Wi ^^H 

^H DeMoraDville, Query, SM 

^^1 Def ocndftDtB of Leonftrd Bonr» 140 

Sweet ser, :i56 ^^H 

WebHtcr. m ^^H 

^^P 1>eioctidaiil< of TbomAa Norton of Guilford, 

W l);ff leiworth , 360 ^^M 
Q i 1 t>orl , Qu c ry , 450 ^^H 
Gillette, Jonathan, Query, 222 ^^^1 

^ Conn., !2(» 

0}ii.ry of Cmpt. Ae« Foster of AiidoTer, Ma«i,, 


Glllpatrick Familv, Xotee on, 100 ^^^H 

Diiury of Hofei Foloe of Traro, Maae,, Extracti 

Gkason, Ishjio, Query. 222 ^^ 

ftonii a? 

Glover, Note. 106 

DtetHct of CRrliftle, Mws., Records of, 50 

G orb am Faiuily, Notes on the Prorldcnce Hue 

I>orch«ter Ch Hat Ian Name$j 213 

of the, 107 

Dow; Note, la'i 

GottlEffon, American r>octorateB at, 439 
Great Barringtoit, Muea., l»»crlptionfl at, 69 

Drown- Drowiie Family, Note, H9 
Dukes Cauntv, Miws., Heal of 179 

Green-Hasey, 211 

Dunton Family, 28fl 

Guilford, Coun., Nicholas JIijn(?cr of, 46 

DtiTham, Query, 450 

Guthing or Cuahing. Heply* 106 

Ellsabet]], Quc^n of Virgin, Note, 104 

Hale, Query, 224 

Emery of Uuf^enot Blood, .^13 

Hamlin, Htplv. 225 

Encfljh W1U«, Wlthiugtou'fl Abstracts of, 01, 
214, Ml 

Hainmond, Query. 107, 223 [888 

Hainmotid, .lohn of Lavenbam, SulTbUt, En^,t 

Bxtrsots fW>iEi the Diary of Moaea r&ine of 

Hamraona-Frnch, Note. 104 

IVuro, Mms., 87 

Harford, llnrtford, Query, 354 

Harvey, Query, 100 

FerffOMin, Query. .154 

Ffrst Book of Hayuham Recordn, 15 

Ftnt Cborch of liocklngham, Vt.» 4B5 

Hasioy-Greeo, 211 

HaMkell, Mary, Query, 222 ^^1 

H as ti ngB Fam i 1 V Record . 406 ^^M 

Fitch, Elixabetli, Qut-ry, 100 

Hayet. Query, ?M ^^M 
U ayward , H an n iib , Qu ery , 222 ^" 

FOitrr, Ciipt. Asia, Diary of, 183 

FoBtpr, I'fttleiice, Query, 222 

Hertfordshire KniiirrantB In 1636. Note, 352 

French, Qi!ipry,3fi4 

Hi§toric«l InteRlj?euce— 

Fuller, Query, 362 

ginia ATitiquitie«» 355 

Gtge, Query, 225 

Barton, bJi8 [366 

Gaire and Allen, Reply, .H54 

Connecticut CommlsAlon of Fublic Record*, 

G&^e, KhiffMhury iind,'260 

Gtillup. John ofTautitoa, MasSmSV 

Dictionary of American Book FubHiherf. 


Gardoii, Rev. Alexander, Letter from, 390 

Barlelan Societr, The. 22i5 

GenenloificaJ tilfnoiogs atQOOz the EBfUati 

Mary hind CjiJHu'dar of Wills, The, 451 

Archivr's, 188, 3^5 

Mungrave'd Obituary, 461 
Weston, Hon. Bvron, 35fi 


Aldc'p. ISO 

Willinnirt, Robert of Koxbury, 228 


Wills of the iSheriuaus of Yajtiey, 108 

Btntan, 1?5 

HbtoiloaJ Societies. Proceedings of— 

Bryant^ 101 
Barnham, 102 

Kew'-En Aland Ulstorio Gcnealogioal. lOO, 

Clark, 3M 

Hoar, Leonard, De»oendant« of, 119 

Curt la, 448 

Ilooke, Alderman Humphrey, Will of, 410 

Doition, 28« 

Horslnf^ton, Querv, 223 

Gorham. HJ7 

Uoflk i U9 , Dniij el , Que ry, 222 ^^M 

Grc^o-Hn^ey, 211 

Hovey, Query, 3I>3 ^^^H 

Hatiey-lireeii, ^11 
HaHtltigtf. 406 

Howard, Hannah, Query, 232 ^^^1 

Howetl, George Itogera^ 135 ^^M 

Hoar, 14» 

Hull, Qinrv, 352 ^^M 

LoweU. 315 

Hunnewell. 140 ^^H 

Mnllory, ^20 
Milchell, a51 

HutcblnB, William, Query, 222 ' ■ 

Kaah, 1<H 

HIuBiratlonfl — 

Kortou, 'im 

Bookpiiite of Josiah Martin , following pa^ 

Oliver, lOl 


Parker, 387 

Bookplate of Sir Henry Martin, following 

Skin uer, 413 
Weld, 442 

BoS^late of WUlUm MarLln. foUowtO^ 

WiUson, 351 

page 26 

Wood bridge. 401 

Seal of Dnkes County , Ma as. , 179 

Gcnealoffiefi in FrcparaUon— 
Bond, 350 

Title of ReoordA of First Church of Rooking- 

ham, Vt., 396 

Boyden. 451 
BeForcft, 356 

Antographs : J 

Ferry, Am oa, 245 ■ 

Dufliam, 402 

Inde» of Subjects. 



Johnson, SAmwl, 11 

Howell, Georgv Bomn, IM 

Mtftin, William, fbllowinff page 26 

Martin. Mn. WilUam, foUowing page 26 

MoMley. Edward dtroBg, S77 

Perrj, Amos, 246 
Tabalar Pedigreas : 

Gorges, 102 

Penn, 325 
Inscriptions at Great Barrlagton, Mass., 60 

Jadcson, QaeiTi 224 
Jennings, Hannah, Qnoy, 286 
Johnson, Samuel, 12 
Jones, Dorcas, Query, 222 
Jordan, Susanna, Query, 222 

Keith, George, Letter of, 425 

KeUogg, Query, 86« 

King,^ery, 363 

Kingshnry and Gage, 260 

Kittery, BemonstranM of lYeeholden of, 444 

Knott, Query, 364 

Lawton, Query, 364 

Boucher, Jonathan, 32-38 
Cooper, Myles, 32 
Garden, Bcr. Alexander, 800 
Irvine, Wm. Ferguson, 340 
Keith, George, m 
mtcheU, Jno. 267, 268, 422 
Trask. George CeeU, 282, 283 
Washington, George, 38, 267, 368, 482 
Wilcox, Daniel, Jr^ 440 

List of Donors to the Library, zxxr 

List of the First Class of Settiers of Chester, 
Lunenburg Co., N. 8^ with their Families, 44 

Lona Island, N. T., Aadeat Bnrial-Gionnds 
of; 53, 203, 301, 427 

Lowden, Query, 106 

Lowell Pedigree, The, 315 

Macclewaln, Mary, Query, 222 

M&iue, Defences of ilouMes in, 40ti 

UAllory, Peter, New Haven, Conn., 1544, and 

»ome of hi<4 Descendants, 320 
ManuMript Record of Joseph Bryant, 101 
lUrtin, Sarah, Query, 222 

William, Ksq.. Representative from No. 
Yarmouth to the General Court of 
MaKsachusettii, 1792-6, 7, 27 
Mather, Rev. Richard, Tlie Parents of, 348 
Memoir — 

Johnson, Samuel; 11 

Howell, George Rofcers, 135 

Perry, AmO!i, 245 

3Io,-elfcy. Edward Strong, 377 
Memoirs of the New-Kogland Historic Gen- 

eali^jrical Society, xlvlii 
M«rrill. Xathanlel, Query, 222 
M^rrilN, (^uery, :i5:j 

Militarv Services of the OHborne Family, 283 
Mitchell. Chri!«topher of Kittery, Me., 351 
M«^>re. Abi*rail, Query, 222 
Mo-elny, tuiward Strong, 377 
Mo^e!','(^ue^y, 364 
Mower. Uuery, 224 
Mauser. Ntcliolas of Guilford, Conn., and his 

Liescemlantit, 46 
Master Roll of Capt. Joseph Tray's Company, 

N'ash, Francis, of Bralntree, 4C4 
Kewliall and Cook, Query, 107 
New ifaveu (Conn.) I'otterj', The, 20 
Newton, Hunnah, Query, 222 
KIcholls Querv, 352 
Ntnon. Rev. John of Middletown, Reply, 451 

Thomas. Descendants of, 26U 
Notes and Queries, 1(»2, 222, 349, 447 
Not»-< coDC«rrDing Roger Williams, 212 
Note* frt>m Coventry, 1«2 
Notes on the Gillpatrick Family, 100 

Notes on the Frovidenoe LlM of the Oorham 

Family, 167 
Notes on tTsher Genealogy, 76 

Officers and Committees for the year 1900, ▼! 
Officers of the Society, r 
Orderly Book of Sergeant Joslah Perry, 70, 164 
Osborne Family, Mintary Services of ibe. 283 

Paine, Moses of Truro, Mass., 1>Ury of, 87 

Parents of Bev. Richard Mather, The, 348 

Parents Wanted^uery, 107 

Parker, Nahum, Desoendants of, 387 

Parmly, Query. 362 [202 

Passing into History [Bdward Griffin Porter] , 

Patch and Woodbury, T^nery, 224 

Patchln, Query, 364 

Peach, Note, 104 

Pease, King, Query, 107 

Perkins, Query, 354 

Perry, Hon. Amos, LL.D., 246 

Sergeant JosUh, Orderly Book of, 70, 164 
Peter, Thomas of Saybrook and Mylor, 330 
PhiUipps, Joshua, Query, 222 
Porter, Edward Griffin, Note, 202 
Portraits, see Illustrations. 
Post, Query, 364 

Potters, The New Haren, Conn., 30 [06 

Pray, Muster Boll of Capi Joseph's Company, 
Prichard, Query, 364 *^ »' ^ " 

Prudden-Field, Qnery, 107 

Rare Medal. A, Query, 106 

Baymond, Query, 106 

Baynham Becords, First Book of, 16 

Beoent Publications, 130, 241, 372, 460 

Becords of the Church in Bolton, Conn., 80, 263 

Becords of the Fhrst Church of Boddngham. 

Vt. 107 280 
Becords of the Original District of CarUsle, 

Mass., 50 
Bemonstrance of Freeholders of Kittery 4o the 

General Court, 1784, 444 
Beport of the Corresponding Secretary, xl 
Councu, xxiv 
Uistoriographer, zlvi 
Librarian, xxxli 
Treasurer, xlii 

Trustees of the Kidder Fund, xlv 
Rev. Jacob Johnson's Pamphlet, Query, 106 
Rockingham, Vt., Records of First Church of, 

197, 289, 435 
Royce, Ruth, Query, 222 

Sage, Quer)', 352 

Savory in Davis's •• Ancient Landmarks of Ply- 
mouth," Note, 102 

Settlers of Chenter, N. S.,44 

Seal of the County of Dukes, Mass. (Martha's 
Vineyard), 179 

Shaw, Catheriue, Query, 222 

Shermans of Yaxley, Eng., Wills of the, 62, 152 

Sherwood, iiuth, Query, 223 

Skiuuer, Lieut. John, Reply, 450 

Ricliard of Alarblehead, 413 

Smith, George, Query, 223 
Hannah, Query, 223 

Societies and their Proceedings, N. E. H. G., xxi 

Somers, Query, 225 

Spear, (^uery, ."ii>2 

Stoneham, Ma.«.8., Church Records, 31>2 

Stocicbridge Indians in the American Revolu- 
tion , The, 1(52 

Stratton, Mary, Query, 225 

Strengthrteld, Lydia, Ancestry of, 300 

Strickland, Elizabeth, Query, 223 

Tabular Pedigrees, see Illustrations. 
Templar, Query, 354 
Terry, Note, loa 
Thomas, Query, 107 
Reply, 220 
Thompson, Abigail, Query, 223 
Tobey, Query, XA 
Traske Family in England, The, 270 


Index of StU>jects. 

Two Peaohea of Marblehead, The, 276 
Two Wingfleld Entries, Note, 104 

Ueher Genealogy, Notes on, 76 

Vines, GoTernor Riduurd, 146 

Washbora, Qaerj, 364 

Wasliington, Lawrence, bom in 1644, Note, 499 

Mltcheil Letters, 266, 422 
Watertown Fidelity Men, 86 
Weaver, Query, 363 

Freeborn, Query, 363 
Weetamoe : A New-England Qaeen of the 

Seventeenth Centory, 261 
Weld, Bev. Habiiah of Attleboro, Mass., 442 
Wiloox, Daniel Jr., Letters of, 440 
Will of Alderman Hamphrey Hooke, of Bristol, 

England, 410 
Woodbridge Record, 401 
White andTerry, Note, 103 
Wilkinson, Roth, Query, 223 
Williams, Hester, Query, 223 

Roger, Notes concerning, 212 
WiUs, Administrations and Abstracts — 
AJcott, William (1635), 218 
Ball, Edward (1630), 97 
Elizabeth (1649), 97 
Henry (1603), 97 
John (1638), 96 
John ri648),96 
Benbowe, Toomas (1672-3), 194 
Brewster, John (1610), 348 
Camp, George (1666), 346 
Ck>mer. John (1689), 193 
Creffleld, Edward (1694), 198 
Crumwell, Elizabeth (1649), 347 
Davy,John(l'49), 189 
Desborouffh, William (1648), 96 
Deward, John (16tf6), 190 
Disborough, John (1660), 96 
Disborowe, Jeffry (1623), 96 
Disbrowe, James (1638), 96 
Dudley, MUes (1697), 94 
Eastman, John (1602), 343 
Easton, Charles (1616), 346 
Feme, James (1029-30), 198 
John (1619-20), 192 
(1638), 192 
(1680), 193 
Frost, Nicholas (1638), 344 

Roger (1673), 194 
Gorges, Ann (1066), 191 

Dame Elizabeth (1659), 191 
Ferdlnundo (1664), 191 

Hamlyn, Itobcrt (uiio>, a^fi 
Hamoudf Jutiu (l^M)^ '^iii 
Bobftuii, ^t. Juhn (l&fiS), 342 
HodKi'Pt I'''ttr (im7), m 
Hooke, JlumHirey (16*9), 410 
Hoptcm^ WJMlum (17^), ipo 
HuiamiiTi, AUmImm (17*8)» 196 
HuJrtiti, N»rhniiiHl {imi), IM 
HtiBU Ukhurd M' Vi ? -ir, 
lIatLhlii:.i"n, Aii ^7\ 196 

Ingerson, Alary (1643-4), 94 ' 
Inkerson, Kichurd (1>)58), 343 
Jazbering, Paul (1669), 347 
Kingsbury, lh>nry (1069), 260 
Leayen, Hughe (1609), 190 
Lechford, ait Richard (1611), 216 
Lee, John (1092), 195 
Letchfurd, Dume Elianor (1612), 216 
Livermoro, Henry (1640), 345 
Lowthropp, Marke (1060), 92 

lUchard (16(iO),93 
Mason, U enter (1702), 189 

Hugh (1702), 189 
Master, OliflTe (16:«), 91 
Mitchell, Christopher (1743), 351 
Odieme, .luane (lr>28-9), 218 
Page, WilUam ( 1548), 289 
Pemberton, Josoph (1647), 214 

Paule (1625), 196 

William (1640), 214 

Wills, Administrations and Abstracts- 
Pen, Christian (1630-91)^, 334 
Stephen (1693), 338 
Thomas (1588), 336 
(1617), 336 
Pene, Richard (1627), 336 
Penn, Anne (1640), 338 
George (1632), 334 
Henry (1632), 334 
(1632), 337 
Joane (1619), 336 
John (1587), 336 
Margaret (1681-2), 835 
Ralph (1646), 337 
Richard (1673), 335 
(1721), 339 
Robert (1611), 338 
(1638), 338 
Thomas (1648), 338 
(1700), 339 
WilUam (1629), 336 
(1648), 338 
(1697), 338 
sir WilUam (1670), 334 
Penne, EUzabeth (1666), 337 
John, (1538), 336 
(1559), 336 
(1599), 337 
Thomas (1665), 337 
WiUiam (1692), 333 
Pennington, Alice (1607), 342 
Peters, Thomas (1664), 339 
Pierman als. Plermalne, John (1709), 196 
Plomer, Richard (1584), 347 
Pond. John (1639), 348 
Rastell, John (1568), 334 
Ruggles, John (1644), 219 
St. John, Sir Oliver (1630-31), 341 
Bayer, Godley (1610), 343 
Sessions, Alexander (1069), 260 
Sharman, Alexander (1635), 216 
Sherman, Anthonie (1583), 157 
Anthony (158:0, 66 
Faith (1607), 66 
Fraucis (lfl05), 65, 161 
Henry (1690), 64 
James (1577), 156 
John (1504), 66, 152 
(1587), 64, 160 
(1586), 68 
Nicholas (1620-1), 66, 161 
Richard (1587), 63, 160 
Robert (1576), 65, 157 
Thomas (1551), 62, 153 

(1594), 65 
WiUIam (1583), 64, 68, 158 
Sibtherp, Robert (1645-6), 344 
Smith, Margaret (1629), 218 

Peter, (1506), 345 
SnelUng, Joane (1051), 97 
Stace, Kymphas (106H-9), 346 
Stockton, Owen, (1680), 188 
Stokes, l»hiUipp (1&*), 218 
Sutton, Samuell (16:{7-iJ), 97 
Swanne. Schola.xtica (1634), 94 
Swett, Joseph (1095), 190 
Traske, John (1574), 283 
(1598), Z83 
(16:w), «2 
WiUiam (1589), 281 
Tucke, Christiau, (1630-31), 334 
Vines, Richard (1051), M8 
WUlouglibye, Thomas (1596), 344 
Withington, Arthure (1631), 93 

Nh-holas (1623-4), 219 
Richard (1026), 219 
Woodman, Peter (1560), 345 
Woollcott, Roger (1615), 93 
Wills of the Shermans of Yaxley in Suffolk, 

England, 62 
Willuon Family, Note, 351 
WUson, Hannah, Query, L'23 
WitiiinRton's Abstracts of English WiUs, 91, 

Woodbunr and Patch, Query, 224 
Wyman, Query, 354 

















JANUARY, 1900. 


Bj the Bev. Edwabd G. Porter, A.M. 

Samuel. Johnson, a member of this Society aince 1870, was 
bom on Somerset street, Boston, 20 March, 1826. He was seventh 
in succession firom James, who was admitted a freeman of Boston 
in 1636. Samuel Johnson, Sen., the father of our member, was 
bom in Salem 12 ]Mareh, 1792 ; and the mother, Charlotte Abigail 
Howe, was born in Brookfield 18 January, 1807. 

Samuel Johnson, Jr., was the oldest son in a family of seven 
children, and a twin-brother of Charlotte, who married the late Rev. 
James Howard Means, D.D., the esteemed successor of the Rev. 
Dr. Codman of Dorchester. The home which our friend knew un- 
til he was eight years old, was in Milton Place, off Federal street, 
then a fine residence section. Afterward the family lived on Frank- 
lin Place until 1850, when the growth of business invaded that 
beautiful precinct. 

*' Sam," as he was commonly called by his friends, was sent to a 
boanling-school at Sandwich, kept by Captain Joseph Wing, while 
the twin-sister was placed at a girls' school in the same town. Ilis 
studies were continued at Chauncy-Hall School in Boston until the 
age (»f sixteen, when his father surprised him one evening by telling 
hiiu he must be ready to go into a store the next day. So the boy 

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Samitel Johnson, A.M. 



took leave of tia teacher, Mr. Thayer, and entered upon the new 
career Whidh naturally appealed to hia youthful ambition. He had 
to be^n at the bottom of the ladder, and go to the store of Hovey, 
^^JJUjMia ^ Co,, an importing and jobbing house, then on Water 
if feet, as early a« six o'elock in the morning, to attend to the sweep- 
-. ing and duatiog and making the fires, and then return home for his 
^ •* breakfast. He never regretted the drill whicli tliia experience gave 
him at the starts for it developed those qualities of order, industry 
and alertness which are so essential in a mercantile life. 

In 184*] the firm moved to Winter street and formed a connec- 
tion with John Chandler and Richard C. (ircenleaf, who had been 
in the retail trade, A little later Washington Williams withdrew 
and Chandler took the old Central Church building, and the new 
firm assumed the name of C. F, Hovey & Co., which it bears to 
this day. Mr. Johnson became a partner about the same time, 
1850, with Mr. Hemy Woods and Mr. William Endicott, Jr., both 
of whom survive him in this long and honorable connection. Mr. 
Hovey, a native of Brookfield, died in 185i) at the age of fifty-two, 
and Mr. Grreenleaf died in 1887. The firm moved to its present 
location in Summer street in 1854. 

For several years ilr. Johnson attended to the foreign depart- 
ment of the business, and made many trips t« England, Paris, 
Lyons, Switzerland and Germany, acquiring a large personal ac- 
quaintance with men and methods, which proved to be a practical 
advantage to the house. He was accustomed to give hie close at- 
tention to the matter of purchasing, and when he had reached a de- 
cision he would abide by it without wavering- This saved him a 
good deal of worry. He often said that a business man could not 
aftbrd to hesitate at\er once making up his mind, Wliilc in Europe 
he was scrupulous in the use of his time, rarely visiting places of 
entertainment or indulging in late hours, as many of his companions 
were in the habit of doing* As a result he was always fresh and 
ready for his work. 

Our friend was naturally of a quiet and amiable disposition and 

1900.] Samuel Johneony A.M. 13 

inclined to make the beat of eyerjrthing. In hard times, when most 
men were depressed, he was calm and even cheerful ; and this was 
not owing to indifference but to a well-balanced mind, to an un- 
■usoally even and philosophic temper, which itself was worth a for- 
tune to him. To this was added his strong, confiding Christian 
&ith, which steadily grew with his years and seemed never to for- 
sake him. The man who can cany such sunlight and equipoise 
with him into all the relations of life is a tower of strength to his 
family, his partners, his friends. As we look upon the familiar face 
which accompanies this sketch, we see the features which reveal the 
characters-dignity, strength, refinement, kindness, patience, humor, 
all are there. Nothing is concealed. The soul shines through, and 
we are drawn to it instinctively for fellowship and support. Would 
that this type of manhood might find more frequent illustrations 
among us. 

We are not surprised to find that the services of such a man were 
in great demand outside of his regular business ; and happily Mr. 
Johnson was in such a position that he could give valuable counsel 
and assistance to a great many people. As a trustee of several of 
our largest estates, as well as of many smaller ones from which he 
often received no remuneration, he found a most useful and benefi- 
cent field for the exercise of his sound judgment and his unswerving 
integrity. He was also connected with many institutions of a finan- 
cial, charitable aud educational character, such as the Provident In- 
stitution for Savings, the Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance 
Company, the Webster National Bank, the Y. M. C. A., the In- 
stitute of Technology, Wheaton Seminary, the Bible Society, the 
Boston Dispensary and the Home for Aged Women. He was presi- 
dent of the American Congregational Association ; and the last pub- 
lic service of his life was in presiding at the dedication of the new 
Congregational Building on Beacon street. He was one of the 
founders of the Congregational Club, a member of the Bostonian 
Society and an active participant in the meetings of the Colonial 
Society of Majasachusetts. 

14 Samuel Johnson^ A.M. [Jan. 

But it was in his connection with the Old South Church that Mr. 
Johnson found his most important and congenial work. For many- 
years he was regarded as its foremost representative. During the 
trying period of the change of location, he was the guiding spirit of 
the majority; and although he encountered much criticism from 
certain quarters, his motives were never questioned, and he had the 
satisfaction of seeing the ancient church, for which he struggled, 
strongly established in its new home and doing its spiritual and 
philanthropic work on a larger scale than ever. 

As a contributor to various charitable objects Mr. Johnson was 
widely known. The missionary societies found in him an intelli- 
gent and generous giver. The presidents of western colleges rarely 
came to Boston without calling upon him, and it is but fair to say 
that they seldom went away empty-handed. He received them 
kindly, even when absorbed in other engagements. Hospitality 
was a characteristic trait of his life. He was one of the first to re- 
side on Commonwealth avenue, and his home at No. 7 was always 
dear to him — so much so indeed that he never could be persuaded 
to belong to many clubs, and he seldom went out evenings. His 
honorary degree of Master of Arts was conferred by Williams Col- 
lege in 1897, a just recognition of his eminent public service. 

For twenty-five summers in succession our associate lived at 
Nahant, where he found needed rest on land and water, and where 
at last, on the thirteenth of August, 1899, he peacefuUy surrendered 
the burden of this mortal life at the ripe age of seventy-three. 

Mr. Johnson was married 29th March, 1859, to Mary, daughter 
of Deacon Charles and Mary Abigail (Noble) Stoddard of Boston. 
Mrs. Johnson died 3 February, 1891. A memorial tribute to her, 
entitled "A Silver Cord Loosed," is in the Society's library, as 
well as a printed sermon by Dr. Gordon in memory of Mr. John- 
son's mother, who died April 3, 1888 ; and another sermon, just 
received, delineating the characteristic traits of our deceased friend. 
Mr. Johnson left two sons, Wolcott Howe Johnson and Arthur 
Stoddard Johnson, who with their families reside in this city. 

1900.] Firtt Book ofRaynham Beeords. 15 


From a copy in the possession of this Society. 
[Continued from Volume 53, page 439.] 

[Page 33.] 
1739 Dec 12 b. Abigail dau. of John Tuell <& Abigail his wife 

[Page 34.] 

1740 May 19 b Wealthy dau. Israel Washburn & Leah his wife & 

d. Aug 23, 1747 

1741/2 Mar 19 b. Mary dau. Do. & Do. — & d. Aug 16. 1747 

1744 June 8 b. Israel son Do. & Do. — & d Aug 24, 1747 

1749 Nov 20 b. Leah dau Do & Do 

1752 Aug 8 b. Olive dau Do & Do 

1755 Jany 30 b. Israel son Do & Do 

1759 June 16 b. Nehemiah, " Do & " 

1761 Sept 29 b Seth ** " " 

1764 May 14 b Oliver " « ** 

1 785 Mch 27 b. John G. Dean son of Joseph Dean & Polly his wife 
1790 Sept 25 b Polly Dean dau Do. & Do. m. Abiezer Dean 
1802 June 25 b. Joseph Augustas Dean son Do & Do 

[Page 35.] 

17^^* Mar 4 b Hannah dau. Ephraim Wilbore & Hannah his wife 

ITnr,* Oct 1 b. Patience dau Do. & Do. 

178H July 17 b. Reuben son Do. & Do 

1700 June 24 b. Versina dau Do & Do 

175^^4 Nov 4 b. Elijah son of Ebenezer Wilbur & Elizabeth his 

wife«S:d. Sept 13, 1785 

1786 July 3 b. Elizabeth dau. Do & Do. 
17H8 May 12 b Ebc^nezer son Do <& Do. 
171<0 Api 21 b. Rt'uel son Do & Do. 
17i»2 Aug 31 b. Ziba son Do & Do. 
170.> Feb 22 b. Susannah dau Do & Do. 
17'Jl» Mch 24 b. Bathsheba 

[Page 36.] 

1731 June 27 b. David White son of John White & Elizabeth his 

" The Rev'^ Mr. John Wales & Mrs. Hazadiah Leonard were married 
November the 8^»' 1733 by the Rev'* Mr. Clap." 

1732 Nov. 10 b. Lydia dau. Samuel Whiter & Susannah his wife 
1734 Aug. 16 b. Jolin son Rev'* Mr. John Wales & Hazadiah his 

1734 June 20 m. Stephen Wood & Remember Hodges by Wales 
1736 Sept. 12 b. Prudence dau. Rev'* Mr. John Wales & Hazadiah 

his wife Sunday 
[•Query? IV. R. D.] 

16 First Book ofRaynhum Recotds. [JaOi. 

1735 May 8 m. Thomas White of Taunton <& Sarah 

Brettun of R. by Wales 

1736/7 Jany 18 m. Timothy WilliamB of Taunton & Elizar 

beth BrettuH of R. by Do. 

[Page 37.] 
1724 Aug. 16 b- Mary dau Shadrach Wilbore Jun' & Anna his wife 

1732 May 6 b. ^^^^ \ twins, son & dau. Do & Do 

1737 July 7 d. Anna Wilbore wife of the above Shadradi Wil- 

bore Jr. 

1738 Dec 7 b. Mary Wales dau. ReV'. Mr. John Wales & Haeft- 

diah his wife 
1740/1 Jany 17 b. Nath^ Wales son Do. & Do. 
1738 Sept 12 b. Mary dau. Nath^. Williams & Mary his wife 

Edmund son of Edmund Williams & Lydia hig 

wife Wed ^ o'clk A.M. 
John White son John & Elizabeth W. in 14"» year 
of age 

















[Page 38.] 
Edmund Williams & Lydia Crane by Wales 
8 b. Lydia dan Edmund & Lydia Williams \ before d 
Friday morning 
Jason son Do & Do. — Sunday 

Elkanah son Rev** Mr. John Wales & Hazadiah 
his wife 

1744 Feb 6 b Anne dau Edmund & Lydia Williams 40 min. past 

9 o'clk A.M. 

[& (p. 63) d. 4 Sept 1763 Sunday J past 2 P.M. 
aged 18yrs 16 m. 26 d.] 
1739 Nov 8 m. Shadrach Wilbore Jr. & Mehitable White both of 

R. by Wales 
1742 Aug 26 m. Simeon Williams of Easton & Zipporah Crane of 

R. bv Wales 
1742/3 Feb 18 m. Seth White of Norton &, Naomi White of R. by 

1744 May 30 m. Abiiah Wilbore & Phebe White both of R. by 

[Page 39.] 
Whit ■ 

1796 Dec 17 b. Polly White dau. Elijah White Jun'. & Mary his 


1799 June 22 b Rhoda White 2^ dau Do. & Do. 

1800 Mch 13 b. Eliza White 3«» dau Do & Do 
1802 Mch 8 b. Elijah White son — Do & Do 
1804 June 11 b Adeline White dau -— Do & Do. 
1808 Sept 20 b. Elijah White son — Do & Do 

1793 July 1 b. Asa son of Zadock Presho & Orphah his wife 

1794 July 24 b. Laura dau Do. <Sb Do. 

1795 Sept 4 b. James son Do. & Do. 

1797 Jany 19 b. Sullivan son Do. & Do. 

1798 Nov 14 b. Ebenezer son Do. & Do. 

1900.] FirH Book ofBaynham Records. 17 





Ezra — son 


& Do. 





Daniel son 


& Do. 





Buth FoFbes dau 


& Do. 





Almira dau 


& Do. 





Isaac — son 


<& Do 





William Henry son 


& Do 





Zadock — son 


<& Do 

[Page 40.] 

1738 Not 10 b. Pbebe* dau Zepbaniah & Hannab Leonard Frid^^ 

& d Nov 9. 1739 

1739 Nov 8 d. Abigail* dau Do. & Do. 

1740 Aug 4 b. Prudence dau Do. <Sb Do. Monday abt. 11 

o'clk at nigbt N.R She was his 2^ child of 
that name. She d. June 12. 1752 Monday 
1735 Nov 17 b. Paul son of Tho'. & Sarah Leonard Monday 
1738 July 3 b. Caroline dau Do & Do do. 

1737 Nov 17 m. David Simeon & Thankful Shelly by Wales 
1737 Aug 16 b. Jonathan son of Samuel Leonard Jr. <& Abigail hia 

wife Tues. & d Oct. 18, 1737, Tuea, 

[Page 41.] 

1740 July 22 b. Phebe dau. Thomas & Sarah Leonard Tuesday 8 


1742 May 19 b. Abigail dau. Capt Zephaniah Leonard <& Hannah 

his wife — The 2** dau of that name 
1745 Apl 13 d. Samuel Leonard Esq. of Raynham on Satterday a 

little after Sunset aged 71 years 2 mo & 12 days. 
1739 Sept 27 m. James Leonard of Taunton <fe Mary Dean of R. 

by Wales 
1739 Apl 20 b Bethiah dau. Samuel Leonard Jr. & Abigail wife 

— Frid. 
1743/4 Feb 14 b. Nathaniel son Do. & Do. — Tuesday 8 o'clk M. 

[Page 42.] 
Children of Zephaniah Leonard & Hannah his wife viz. 
1744 Aug 3 b. ApjK)llo8 — Friday 

174»; July IC b. Phobe — Wed. & d. June 17. 1752 Wed. 
174.S Api 8 b. Silas — Frid. & d. May 15. 1752 Frid. 

17 ')0 July 7 b Ezra son of Josiah Leonard & Hannah his wife 

1741 May 4 m, Philip Leonard & Lydia Chase both 

of R. ' by Wales 

1743 Nov 1 m. Nicholas Leonard of R. & Hannah 

Stinipson of Taunton by Do. 

174^)^7 Mch 4 m. Josiah Leonard & Hannah Campbell 

both of R. by Do. 

1747 Nov 23 b. Josiali son of Josiah Leonard & Hannah his wife 

Josiah Leonard Jr. dyed Nov 13. 1777 

1748 Sept 19 d, at Boston about 5 o'clk A.M. Mary Leonard the 

daughter of Maj. Zephaniah Leonard & Hannah 
his wife aged '1'2 years wanting 3 days & was 
brot. to Raynham and Interred there Sept. 21, 
* Both buried in the same grave. 

18 First Book of Raynham Records. [Jan. 

[Page 43.] 
Samuel Leonard y\ 2^. Esq. Deceased December 21. 1749 & Nathan 
his son deceased Feb 16"" 1749/50 & Samuel Leonard the 3** his son de- 
ceased July 14, 1750 

1750 Dec. 6 b. Samuel son Zephaniah Leonard & Hannah his 

wife — Thurs. 





Ephraim son of Edmund Leonard & Mary his 





Dorcas dau. Do <& Do. & d. Nov 14, 1752 N. S. 
aged 12yr8 7in. 3d. 





Seth son — Do & Do. 





Simeon son — Do & Do 





Solomon son — Do & Do. 

Children of Philip Leonard & Lydia his wife 




















David [e«. 1745? J:D.] 











[Page 44.] 





Sarah wife of Thomas Leonard 3''. 





Ebenezer Stetson of Dighton & Anna Leonard of 
R. by Wales 





Mr. Thomas Leonard 





Rhoda dau. of Libeus Shelly & Bethany his wife 





Lot son Do & Phebe his wife 





Green " Do & Do. 





Phebe dau Do. & Do. 





Polly « Do. & Do. 





Libeus son Do. & Do. 

[Page 45.] 

1740 Apl 3 m. Philip Hall & Huldah Leonard by Wales 

1740/41 Jany 18 b. Huldah dau Philip Hall & Huldah his wife 

1741 Dec. 26 b. Noah son John Hall & Hannah his wife — Satur- 

John Hall the son of Jonathan Hall & Sarah his first wife (whose 
maiden name was Sarah Ockington) Dyed in the battle of the seige at Cape 
Breton on May 26. 1745 in attacking the Island Battery 

"^ ' Amos Hall & Abigail Blake both of R. by Wales 

Silas son of Jonathan Hall Jr. & Lydia his wife — 

Prudence dau Do. & Do. — Wednesday 

[see death p. 46 w. B. D.] 

Lydia " Do & Do. 

Jemima " Do & Do 













1900.] FirH Book of Raynham Records. 19 

[Page 46.] 
Jonathan Hall <he 1"*. of Raynham Deceased April 19. 1750 
Said HaU's 2^ wife died July 1754 
1727 July 9 b. Brian son of John Hall 3^ of Taunton & Mary his 

Prudence dau Dea. Jona. Hall & Lydia his wife 
Jonathan son of Jonathan Hall & Lydia his wife 

Hezekiah son of Dea. Jona Hall & Do Wed 
Obed son Do & Do 

Mary dau. Abel Hayward & Mary his wife 
Charlotte, 2~*. dau Do & Do 













[Page 47.] 
1775 Oct 29 d. Nehemiah Hall, 70 years 9 mos & 3 days old 
Children of Dea. Jonathan Hall & Lydia his wife, viz. 










Abigail &4, Apl 3. 1765 





Dea Jonathan Hall & Hannah Hall 





Linus their son 





Lois dau. Hezekiah Hall & Sarah his wife 





Bezer son Do. & Do. & d. Aug 5. 1780 





Eliphalet son Do. & Do — born in Bridge- 





Adrastusson Do. & Do. 





Bezer son Do & Do 

[Page 48.] 





Annie dau. Gabriel & Phebe Crofsman 





Onesimus Campbell of Raynham & Allice Rich- 
mond of Taunton by Sam^ Leonard Jr. J: P. 





Nehemiah Campbell & Jemima Leonard both of 
R. by Wales 





Joanna dau. Thomas Crossman & Joanna his wife 





Allice dau. Do. & Do 





Thomas son Do. & Do 





Elizabeth dau. Do. & Do. 





Seth son Gabriel Grossman & Phebe his wife 





Hannah dau. Do. & Do. 


. June 



Gabriel son Do. & Do. 

[Page 49.] 

1736 Dec 28 b. Hannah dau. Stephen Dean & Hannah his wife & 

d. Jany 8 1736 

1747 Apl 30 b Stephen son. Do. <fe Do. 

1740 Oct 19 d. Stephen Dean y^. father of the above nanuMl child- 
ren, aged 41 yrs 20d. 

1762 July 3 d. Sophia Dean widow of P^lijah Dean 

Children of Stephen Dean & Hannah his wife 
1768 Feb 22 b. Zoheth -- Monday — 1st son 

20 Tke New Haven JPoiters. [Jan* 


May 21 b. Cassandra — Do — Ist dau. 


Oct 19 b. Stephen — Tuesday — 2*. son 


June 6 b. Arnold — Thursday — 3**. son 

[Page 50.] 
Children of Samuel Le<»iard & Anna his wife 


Mch 4 b. Samuel 


Aug 26 b. Job 


Feb 22 b. Jane 


Aug. 14 b. Anna 


July 31 b. Hannah 


Oct 4 b. Wetherell 


Nov 26 b. David 


Feb. 17 b. Elijah 

Rec« Oct 13. 1801 

Children of Simeon Leonard & Keziah his wife 


Dec 16 b. Demas [guess a daughter, w. b. d.] 


Sept 14 b. Marshall — son 


Nov 7 b. Arnold — do. 


July 20 b. Sebury 


July 4 b. Levi 


Mch 1 b. Melansa 

[Page 51.] 

Children of Capt. Joshua Leonard Ss Hannah his wife 


June 25 b. Joshua — Ist son 


Sept 8 b. Hannah — 1st dau 


Mch 11 b. Silas — 2<*. son 


Aug 29 b Mary — 2<». dau 


Feb 12 b. Peyton Randolph — 3^. son 


Aug 29 b Isaac 4"^ son 

[To be continued.] 


By James Shefard, of New Britain, Conn. 

1. Hannah [Potter] Beecher was the mother of the New Haven 
Potters, who appeared early in New Haven as a widow with sons : i. John, 
ii. William and iii. Isaac Beecher, the ancestor of Rev. Henry Ward 
Beecher. Her first husband. Potter, died in England, where she married 
a Mr. Beecher. 

It is generally supposed that her husband was John Beecher, one of the 
seven whom Eaton sent to New Haven in advance of the colony and who 
died before the colony arrived. She has been considered to be die mother 
of Isaac Beecher, for she calls him her son in her will and gave him one- 
third of her property ; but recent investigations, it is claimed, show con- 
clusively that Isaac was only a step-son, the son of her second husband by 
a former wife. 

There was in New Haven, says G. F. Tuttle, as early as 1641, a widow 
Hannah Potter, known as widow Potter the midwife. In 1643 she had 

1900.] The New Haven Potters. 21 

two persons in the family, thirty pounds estate and twenty and one quar- 
ter acres of land. She is called '' sister Potter the midwife," in seating the 
uMeting house in 1646^ She is supposed to have been akin to the other 
Potters, but there is no record to show it. She has often been confounded 
with the widow Hannah Beecher, but the records clearly show that they 
were two different persons. 

The will of Hannah Beecher was prored April b, 1 659, and is recorded 
in first part^ voL i., p. 80, of New Hayen Prolmte ReconiB, as follows : 

^< I Hannah Beecher of New HaTen, expecting my great change do make 
this my last will and testament, I bequeath my soul unto the hands of my 
Lord Jesus Christ by whose meritt I hope to be saved and my body to be 
hurried at the discretion of my Son William Potter my Executor. And 
for my worldly goods I give unto John Potter my Grand child twenty 
shillings and to Hannah Blackly, my Grand child, wife to Samuel Blackly, 
twenty shillings, And to Samuel Potter my Grand child twenty shillings 
to be paid to them within three months after my decease. And for the 
rest of my estate I give one third part to my son Isaac Beecher and two 
thirds to my eldest son WiUiam Potter, making faim my Executor, desiring 
him to be as a father to his younger brother and his children. And in 
(firiding my goods my will is that my son William should have my feather 
bed with that belongeth to it, unto his part and that the rest be divided at 
the discretion of my Overseers with the assistance of Sister Wakeman and 
sister Rutherford and I desire my loving freinds Mr. Mathew Gilbert and 
John Wakeman to be overseers of this my last will whereunto I have set 
my hand this Idth day of June, Anno 1657. 

Witnesses. the mark of 

Mathew Gilbert, Hahxah Becher. 

.Tohn Wakeman, 
Sanih Rutherford." 

Iler chiMren were: John Potter, died 1643. William Potter, bom 
aVmt 10O8; died 1GG2. 

2. JoHN^ Potter {Hannah^ Beecher^) was a freeman in New Haven 
in IG.'V.*, not admitted when the planters* covenant was first signed but 
expn-sstd his consent to it and soon after subscribed to the agreement made 
in ;rt*iH'ral town meeting, 1G.'J9, " thatt church members onely shall be free 
buri'rsses and they onely shall chuse among themselves magistrates and 

In 1<)4.3 he had four persons in the family, estate valued at twenty-five 
pounds, and had twenty-eight and three-quarter's acres of land. Tuttle 
say> that he die<i in 1(>4;3. The name of John Potter's widow wiis Eliza- 
biili. In June, 1046, one Mrs. Rrewster was before the court for slamler- 
in:; many persons one of whom was William Preston. She also slandered 
widow Potter (of John), and P^dward Parker. P^or some reason, not 
&tai«-<l, the elders, «^c., did not ap{)rove of Edward Parker and rcipjested 
Mr^. Potter not to rtreive his attentions. The result was that Mrs. Potter 
was fxcommunicated and Mrs. Brewster said that '' Mrs. Potter would not 
join the church iK'cause she would not ^ive up Edward Parker." She 
m,irried Edward Parker alx)ut this time, for in July, l()4r), ** Edward Par- 
ker and his wife presented their desires to the Court to invest John Potter's 
tuo son** in the right of their father's land and house and declared then>- 
stlve> willing to bestow a heifer of a year old on Hannah and deliv«T it 
preM'Utly for her use and so to be improved as stock for her ♦ ♦ ♦ per a 


The New Haven Potters. 


particular writing in the hand of the secret tarie, made and signed by both 
of them hefore the governor, deputy governor and msigLstrat^s/' 

In the same year "It waa ordered with the rfinseiit of Edward Parker 
and his wife, that Jn**, Potter sliould be put an apprentice for 8 years from 
the tirst of Aug, last unto Roger Allen for to leariie hi» trade/' 

In Novetnher, lti4*J, Edwanl Parker appeared in Court and "desired 
that he might be freed from his engagemeut coneerning the house and lott 
whirli was John Potter's and is iecuritie for the children's portionfi, for he 
is willing to leave it to the court to disposite of otherwise," 

In lf>50 William Potter was called before the court to account for a 
heifer he had of his kinswoman Hannah Potter* He said he would give 
twenty shillings a year for her until his kinswoman was of age to receive 

After Edward Parker's death in 1GG2, his widow, Elizabeth, married 
Robert Rose of Branford, who died in lf)6o. Rose and his first wife were 
anc« gtorg of the writer, and by this marriage he can say that he descended 
from both wives^ of Rohert R^ise. 

Widow Rose was probahly a buainess woman, for her son John Potter, 
in his will, 1706, gives to his son Samuel ^' ye still that was my mother's,** 
He also gives to the same son the hedntead and little chair ** that was his 
gran rl m o t h e r' s, * * ( w id o w H a n nal i Bee ch e r *a ) . W i d o w E 1 i za be tli Rose m ade 
her will July 23, 1077, and died before signing it. llie children agreed to 
abide Ijy the will and later the court admitted the will to probate, Nothing 
is known against widow Elizabeth Rorc, alias Parker, alias Potter, except 
her romantic attachment for Edward Parker^ and nothing is known against 
Parker except that the elders for some unknown reason did not approve of 
him. The fact that her heirs agreed to stand by a void will is conclusive 
proof that she was a woman of merit and had the respect of her children, 
who were willing, even in property affairs*, to abide by her wishes. She 
died July 28, IG77. Her will, recortled in vol, i., part first, p, 176, New 
Haven Probate Records, is aa follows: 

**The last will of Elizabeth Rose widdow N, Haven deceased. 

Know all whom it may concern that I Elj;^al)eth Rose of New Havett 
widtlow being weak in boily yet of comjwtent sound understanding and 
memory doe make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner 
and form following; committing my soule into ye hands of Jesus Christ my 
redemer and my body to a descent burial 1 according to ye diHcn^tion of my 
executors hereafter to be named ; I dispose of my outwarfl estate as fol- 
io weth. Imps. I doe give and bequeath unto my two sons John Pottf^r and 
Samll Potter twenty shillings a piece. Item* To my son John Parker 
my house he lives in w^ith all my land and meatlow and all the rights ^ 
priveledges thereunto belonging. Item, to my daughter Brf>oks twenty 
shillings. Item, to my daughter Hall my small bible, and to my daughter 
cook-^ my best sute of apparrelL Item, to all my grandchildren twelve 
pence a piece. Item. After ail my debts & legaeyes tie paid and other 
necessary expenses discharged my will is that ye remainder of my estate be 
equally divided between my three daughters Mary, Hope, & Lydia. And 
I doe <lesire and appoint my two sons John Potter and John Parker joint 
Executors of this my last will and testament and I doe allow them to have 
out of my estate ten shillings a piece for their care and paynes therein. 
And I doe hereby revoke all forn^er wills and declare and publish lliis to 
bee mv last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett 

1900.] The New Haven Potters. 23 

mj hand and seal this three and twentyeth day of July one thousand six 

hundred and seventy seven, 1 677, signed and sealed in ye presence of 

but dyed before signiug and sealing." 

The inventory of her estate amounted to £49. lis. 09d. 

The children of John and Elizabeth Potter, were : 

L John, b. about 1636. His will, dated 1706, calls him about seventy, 
m. 1st, Hannah Cooper, who d. June 15, 1675 ; m. 2d, Mary Russell, Dec. 
29, 1679. He d. Dec. 24, 1706. 

ii. Hannah, m. Ist, Samuel Blakesley, Dec 3, 1650; she m. 2d, Henry 
Brooks, Dec 21, 1676. Widow Hannah Brooks d. Nov. 7, 1723. Brun- 
8on in his history of Waterbury says, that Samuel Blakesley's wife Han- 
nah was dau. of William Potter, but the will of Elizabeth Rose (who was 
formerly John Potter's wife), made July 23, 1 677, about six months after 
widow Hannah Blakesley m. Henry Brooks, names her '^ daughter Brooks," 
which conclusively proves that she was the dau. of John and Elizabeth 

iii. Samuel, m. Annah, dau. of William Russell, Nov. 21, 1670. 

Elizabeth Potter's Parker children were : 

iv. Mary Parker, bapt. Aug. 27, 1648; m. John Hall of Wallmgford, 
Conn., Dec 6, 1666. 

V. John Parker, bapt Oct. 8, 1648 ; m. Hannah Bassett, Nov. 8, 1670. 

vL Hope Parker, b. April 26, bapt. May 26, 1650; m. Samuel Cook of 
Wallingford, Conu., May 2, 1667. 

viL Lydia Parker, b. April 14, 1652; m. John Thomas, Jan. 12, 1671. 

3. William* PoTTEB {Hannah^ Beecher), Savage says of Watertown, 
Mass., probably came in the Abigal from London, in 1635, aged 27, with 
wife Frances, aged 26, and child Joseph, aged twenty weeks. He removed 
to New Haven and with his brotlier John sio^ned the agreement in general 
town meeting, 1639. "In 1G43 brother Potter was fined one shilling for 
coming late last trajnmg day," and again was fined for defective arms. 
He took the oath of allegiance with others in 1G44. 

In 1G45 Brother Potter (William) made an offer, " to carry every man's 
grist from their howes to the mill & bring it back againe to their howes for 
Id pr. bushell." 

His name appears in the seating of the meeting house in 1G46, and in 
1647 he was one of the Fence viewers for the farms this side of East River. 

In Oct. 5, 1647, it is recorded, that Mr. P>ance hath sold to Wm. Potr 
ter 27 and a half acres of meadow as it cometh to him in the towne books, 
and lyeth in the east meadows between Mr. Crayne and Bro. Punderson 
and 32 acres of upland. He was one of the appraisers on the estat^^ of 
Richard Mansfield in 1656. His home lott was on the west side of the 
Quinipiac River, near the present Cedar Hill railroad station. 

His will was made May 19, 1G62, and is as follows: 

" William Potter disposes of his estate of outward things as followeth. 
After all Debts discharged my will is that my wife should have her living 
out of the farms till my Sonne Natbanll, come to ye age of 21 years, then 
ye sd. Nathan iell is to possess ye sd. farms and all yt is upon it, if my wife 
continue a widdow my will is yt my Sonne Nathanll allow her a comforta- 
ble Linng out of the same and if shee see cause to Dwell elsewhere my 
will is yt my sonne Nathaniel I allow her 12th a yeare. 

it ; my will is yt my sonne Joseph should have 30th. payd him within 
yt term of six years after ye date hereof. 


The New Setven PbtterB* 


it^ mj will 18 yt mj daughter Hope and my daughter Bebedkah shall 
have 20tk apieoe payd ym when their mother sees good to pay it them. 
My will is that those Legasyes be payd out of the farms before it come into 
my sonnes Nathanll's hands. 

19. 3. 62. 

Witnesses. William Peek. Richard Miles." 

Inventory filed Aug. 1. 1662. Amt £190. 04. 00. 

Children : 

i. Joseph, b. in England, in 1635 ; m. Phebe . 

ii. Mary, bapt in New Haven, Aug. 22, 1641 ; m. about 1657, Joseph 

iii. Sarah, bapt Aug. 22, 1641, but was not a twin with Mary. She m. 
ist, Lieut. Robert Foote of Branford, Conn. ; 2d, Aaron Blakesley. 

iv. Hope, bapt Oct 3, 1641 ; m. Feb. 3, 1663, Daniel Robinson. Re- 
moved to New Jersey. 

V. Rebecca, bapt 1643; m. Nov. 27, 1667, Thomas Adams. Removed 
to Crosswicks, N. J. 

vi. Nathaniel, bapt Dec. 12, 1644; m. April 1, 1675, Elizabeth Howes. 

Of these children, Mary and Sarah are not named in their father's will, 
but Sarah was living Aug. 23, 1706, when " Sarah Blakesley, alias Foote, 
alias Potter, daughter of William Potter," acknowledges on p. 130, vol. v.. 
New Haven Land Records, the receipt of her full share in her father's 

The following is the Potter record from vol. i., in the Registrar's Office, 
New Haven, Conn. : 

FoOer Birthi. 













































































John Jun. 




(( a 

bom 8 Oct 

« 26 May 

« Mar. 

« 13 June 

« 26 June 

« 4 Aug. 

« 23 July 

« 25 Dec 

«« 1 Feb. 

« 16 Mar. 

" 3 June 

« 23 Sept 

« 20 Feb. 

" 30 Aug. 

" 3 Oct 

« 31 Oct 

« 11 July 

« 8 Oct 

" 1 Jan. 

« 1 Mar. 

« 1 Mar. 

" 1 Sept 

« 4 Sept 

« 15 July 

« 14 July 

« 24 Sept 




























The JSTew Haven Potiere. 






















































son of 

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dau. " 

son " 

dan. " 


John Jon. 


John Jon. 





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dao. " 

son " 

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■u u 



dan. « 

son " 

dau. « 

•on " 

Daniel Jnn. 

Daniel Sen. 

Daniel of East Haven 












John Jun. 

dau. " ** 

(Ian. *' 

son ** 

dau. " 

sou '* 

dau. *< 
son " 
dau. ** 
son " 
dau. ** 
son *' 


Joseph Jun. 



dau. " " changed to Esther " 

3 June 
15 Jan. 
15 Mar. 

2 Sept. 
19 May 
12 Dec 

18 Sept. 

10 Nov. 
1 Mar. 

26 Nov. 

28 Aug. 
7 Nov. 

81 Jan. 

15 S<'pt. 
9 June 
9 Nov. 

28 July 

7 Jan. 
1 Jan. 

14 June 

29 Mar. 

15 Dec. 

1 Apr. 
26 Jan. 

11 Apr. 

16 Nov. 
15 June 

8 Apr. 

2 Mar. 
8 Oct. 

2:J Sept, 
8 Au::. 

19 Jum; 

4 Nov. 
2'J Sept. 

20 Nov. 
\) Sept. 

1« Sv])i, 

21^ Dec. 

4 Ain\ 

(y \u<r. 

12 Vv.h. 
1 Aj)r. 

31 Mar. 
22 Feb. 

VJ Nov. 

8 Jan. 
4 Apr. 

1 Julv 
8 JnlV 

13 May 




















































The New Haven Potters. 



dau. of Aaron 

bom 29 Nov. 1750. 


<« '< James & Sarah 

" 13 Nov. 1742. 


son " David 

" 15 June 1749. 


a a u 

« 10 June 1751. 


« « Eno8 & Abigal 

« 21 Nov. 1750. 


u u u u « 

PiOter Marriages. 

'^ 10 May 1752. 


& Samuel Blakesley 

m. 3 Dec. 1650. 


& Daniel Robinson 

m. 3 Feb. 1663. 


& Thomas Adams 

m. 27 Nov. 1667. 

Wid. Phebe & John Rose Jun. 

m. Aug. 1670. 


& Annah Russell 

m. 21 Nov. 1670. 


& Elizabeth Howes 

m. 1 Apr. 1675. 


& Mary Russell 

m. 29 Dec. 1679. 

John Jun. 

& Elizabeth Holt 

m. 23 Feb. 1691-2. 


& Lidiah Thomas 

m. 19 Dec 1706. 


& Abigal Hill 

m, 10 Jan. 1700-1. 


& Mary Ray 

m. 30 Mar. 1714. 


& Timothy Ckrk 

m. 31 Jan. 1723-4. 


& John Blakesley 

m. 6 Aug. 1724. 


& John Harrison 

m. 14 Apr. 1729. 


& James Todd 

m. 15 Oct. 1733. 


& Thankful Bradley 

m. 11 Mar. 1728-9. 


& Hannah Hoolbrook by R. Newton m. 12 Sept. 1728. 


& Sarah Bradley 

m. 19 Mar. 1729-30. 


& James TuttJe 

m. 13 May 1730. 


& Esther Lines 

m. 4 Feb. 1730-1. 


& Isaac Turner Jun. 

m. 2 Aug. 1733. 


& Daniel Pardee 

m. 19 Dec. 1734. 


& Benjamin Beech 

m. 31 July 1736. 


& Stephen Ford 

m. 3 Jan. 1738-9. 


& Dorcas Munson 

m. 3 Apr. 1740. 


& David Munson 

m. 3 Apr. 1740. 


& Enos Talmadge 

m. 10 Dec. 1740. 

Daniel Jun. 

. & Martha Ives 

m. 11 Mar. 1740-1. 


& Joseph Ball 

m. 11 Nov. 1742. 


<& Susannah Stacy 

m. 13 Oct. 1746. 


& Sarah Gilbert 

m. 17 Nov. 1748. 


& James Gronniss 

m. 8 Jan. 1738-9. 


<& Asa Ailing 

m. 7 Sept. 1749. 


& Abigal Browne 

PoUer Deatfis. 

m. 12 Apr. 1750. 

Hannah dau. of John 

died 13 June 1662. 

John son " " 

" 10 Aug. 1664. 


" 17 Aug. 1669. 

Samuel son " John 

« 16 Nov. 1669. 

(» (( 

ti a 

« 1 Jan. 1670. 

(( a 

« (( 

" Feb. 1671. 

Hannah wife " " 

« 15 June 1675. 

Edward son " Mary (Russell) alias Potter M. 10 d. 3 Aug. 1684 

Mr John Potter 

died 24 Dec 1706. 

1900.] WiUiam Martin, Esq. 27 


Representative from North Yarmouth to the Gexeral Court 

OF Massachusetts, 1792-5, 7. 

By Edwabd Patson Patson, of Boston, Mass. 

William Martin was a member of one of the naval families of England, 
whorif fldest branch was lately represented by Admiral Sir William Fan- 
shuwt* Martin, G. C. B., at his death the senior officer of the English Navy. 

.Tosiah Martin, of the County of Dublin, Ireland, is the iirst of the line in 
the }K*4ligree recorded In the Heralds College, London, by Sir Henry Martin 
in 1701. 

Samuel Martin, by this ])edigree fourth in descent from Josiah, is des- 
crib(.^i in '* Antigua and the Antiguans '' as ^' colonel in the army. He 
immignittHl to the West Indies and became proprietor of an estate at Sur- 
inam, at which colony, soon after the Restoration, he swore to having been 
prtM-nt at Charing Cross, Loudon, when Charles, Prince of Wales, was 
pruclaime<I king under the tide of Cliarles II., and when the proclamation 
was ri-aii commanding all persons then in office to continue so until further 
notice. Thif* gentleman is said to have been, under the title of Sovereign, 
the chief magistrate of I^lfast. It is supiK)sed he died at Surinam previous 
to the removal of that colony to Antigua according to the terms of the treaty 
of Brt*<la, in 1CG7, leaving one son, Samuel." 

Acxx^nling to the pedigree in William I^tham's '^Baronetage of 1804," 
Josiah, descended from Martin of Tours, a general in the army of William 
the ConqiKror, wont with Viscount Chichester to Ireland in the reign of 
(jiimi Klizalwth, and his descrndaut Col. George was elected '* Sovereign" 
(•f iM-lia^t, June, HJ49 ; hi> hoiLM* was pilla<red by the rebels, from whom he 
li:iril\ »'>i'ajKMl ; hi? landsi were conliseate*! ; ami \\\a eldest son, Samuel, was 
of ( iri'iii C astle, Antigua. Many of tin; family papers are said to have l>een 
burnt at Hrlfast and Dublin. 

Saniurl Martin, of the estate of (ireen Castle, Antigiwi, known as Major 
Martin. niiirrit«l Lydia, daughter of the lion. William Thomas, of Bnstol, 
Em^laini, and Anti^jua. She WiLS a sister of Col. George Thoniiw, and her 
L«}>h»;w Sir (ieorge Thomas was afterwards (iovernor of the Leeward 
KI:in'N. Major Martin was SpcakiT of the Antigua lloust^ of Assembly, 
liinl \\a^ kilh'd in an insurrection of his slaves at (ireen Castle, December 
•J.'». 17hI. Hi.s widow, Lydia, married the lion. Edwanl Byam, Governor 
ut ilii- L«-ewanl Islands hi I7o7, whose first wife was Sandi, a granddaughter 
of Giivi-niorJohn Winthrop of Massachusetts. 

Majiir Martin's three sons were: 1, Samuel ; 2, Josiidi ; 3, William 

1. Samuel, of Green Casth?, lK>ni ir>91, died 177r>, as eldest son inherited 
ih« hulk of the estate ; was colonel in the army and Sneaker of the Antiijua 
lli.ii-y of Assembly 1 7.").^(»o. lie married, Iirst, Frances, daughter of Ihe 
U"\[. John Veanians, A ttorney-( General of Antigua, and their only son was 
Sariiin'L of Kiiixland, Secretary to t\\v. Treasury, un<ler the administration of 
thv Duke of Newcastle and L(^nl Bute, and M. P. for Camelford, who 
f«»u::lit a ^]\ui\ with the notorious John Wilkes in 17G.J. Ho married, 
••"'••ri'l, Saraii, daughter of Lieut.-Cxov. Wyke of Montserrat, and their sons 
'T' r»i : Henry, Com])troller of the English Navy, created a baronet July 28, 
VOL. Liv. 3 

28 William Martin, Esq. [Jan. 

1791 ; Lieut.-Col. Josiah, the last Royal Goveraor of North Carolina ; 
Col. Samuel, of the Ist Guards, killed near St. Sebastian ; and William 
Byam. Among his grandsons were William Byam Martin, Governor of 
Amboyna and afterwards of Delhi, Sir Henry William Martin and Ad- 
miral Sir Thomas Byam Martin ; and among his great-grandchildren, Sir 
Henry Martin, Sir Henry Byam Martin, Vice- Admiral Royal Navy, K. C. 
B., a naval officer of high note, who died at Genoa 1865, and the late 
Admiral Sir William Fanshawe Martin, G. C. B., who succeeded his 
cousin. Sir Henry, in the baronetcy, died at the age of 94, March 24th, 
1895, and was succeeded by his son, Sir Richard Byam Martin. 

Lieut.-Colonel Josiah was bom before 1742, joined the mounted troop of 
gentlemen of Antigua in 1754, and entered the army shortly after as 
Lieut.-Col. of the 68th Regiment, was appointed to a seat at the Council in 
1766, which he resigned before 1770. In December, he was gazetted as 
Governor of North Carolina, vice Wm. Tryon who became Governor of 
New York, and continued Governor until expelled at the time of the 
Revolution. He married his cousin Elizabeth and died in 1786 in London. 
2. Josiah, of Antigua and Long Island, was born 1 699 ; elected to the 
Assembly of Antigua 1727 ; resigned 1732 and visited Long Island ; sat 
at the Council Board of Antigua 1735 ; was Major of Militia 1740 and 
Lieutenant-Colonel 1745 ; President of the Council 1736-8 ; granted a 
year's leave JMarch 29, 1750 ; and afterwards lived at Long Island, near 
Far Rockaway, where he built a house called Rock Hall, still standing. 
He first married a Mrs. Chester. 

On May 8, 1 735, at St. Paul, Antigua, he married Mary, daughter of 
William, a son of John Yeamans, Lieutenant-Governor of Antigua. 

In 1751 he subscribed 20 pounds for an additional gallery for St 
George's Church. In 1757 until 1761 or 1762 he occupied various official 
positions under the Royal Governor of New York. 

The records of St. George's parish, Hempstead, Long Island, show the 
following baptisms of his children : — 

" 1732, March 25, Mary, daughter of Josiah and Elizabeth Martin." 

{Memorandum, The names are ])rol)ably reversed, as Mary was the wife 
and Elizabeth the daughter). 

" 1740, Oct. 14, Samuel, son of Maj. Josiah and Mary Martin." 

Before entries of 1745: — 

" Samuel Martin and Alice Martin confirmed October 31." 

" 1750, March 12, Rachel, daughter of Col. Josiah and Mrs. Mary 
Martin of Hempstead." 

" 1754, Jan 4, Frances, daughter of Josiah and Mary Martin." 

" 1757, Sept. 8, William, son of Josiah and Mary Martin." 

The Heralds College pedigree gives, also, a son, Charles Yeamans. 

The record of Josiah's death is : "^Died NovemlxT 21, 1778, at his seat 
at Rockaway, the Honorable Josiah Martin, aged 79." 

In Rev. Mr. Moore's " History of St. George's Church," he is confused 
with his nephew. Governor Josiah. The record of his wife's death is : 
" Mrs. Mary Martin of Far Rockaway, August 30, 1805." 

Of his children, — 

i. Elizabeth married her cousin Lieut.-Col. Josiah, afterwards Governor 
of North Carolina ; and the St. George's parish records show the following 
baptisms of their children, viz. : 

*^ 1762, April 19, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel" (Josiah) "and 
Elizabeth Martin." 

1900,] WiUiam Martin, Esq. 29 

"1768, March 16, Alice, daughter of Col. Josiah Martin and Mrs. 
Elizabeth Martm." 

"1771, June 21, Samuel George Thomas, son of Josiah Martin, Esq., 
Governor of North Carolina, and Elizabeth Martin.'' 

" 1775, Sept. 6, Augusta, daughter of His Excellency Josiah Martin, 
Esq., Governor of North Carolina, and Elizabeth Martin/' 

From the Heralds College pedigree, it appears that " Elizabeth, dau. of 
Josiah Martin obt. at Long Island 1778, m. Josiah IMartin late Governor 
of North Carolina and sometime Colonel in the army, obt. 13 April, 1786, 
and bur. at St Greorge, Hanover Sq." 

The son and three daughters of Gov. Martin were pensioned from the 
Exchequer £150, £50, £50, £50, respectively, 1794, 1795, 1796. 

Vols. ix. and x. of the Colonial Records of North Carolina, now in 
print, contain quite fully the official papers connected with the administra- 
tion of Grov. Martin in North Carolina, and in reference to his expulsion. 

iL Samuel became a physician at Far Rockaway, some account of whom 
irill be found in "Sabine's LfOyalists." He was buried April 21, 1806. 
His will, probated Queen's County, Long Island, April 26, 1806, appointed 
his brother William and brother-in-law Thomas Bannister executors ; gave 
his Long Island real estate to his mother Mary for life, then to his sister 
Alice ; and his money, less legacies, and his land in Antigua, except two 
lots at St. John's given to his slaves, to his brother William. Only Mr. 
Bannister qualified as executor. 

iii. Alice died unmarried ; buried at Hempstead, August 10, 1815. 

iv. Rachel married Thomas Bannister. 

V. Frances may have been the daughter who is said to have married a 
Major McNiel of the British Army. 

vi. William appears from the Heralds College pedigree to have been " a 
Captain in GOth Hegt. foot, unmar. 1791," at which time he would have 
been thirty-four yeiirs of age, and Oliver's History Antigua, p. 241, says 
living lJ^n2. 

vii. Charles Yeamans married, but died issueless. 

3- William Thomas, of Antigua and of the purish of St. Edmund the 
King, London, was sent from Antigua to England and educated at Trinity 
Colh-ge, Cambridge I'niversity. Record : 

•* Jul. 27. 1717 Admissus Gul. ^Martin, Pens, annos nutus 16, filius 
Martin <le Insula Antigua, e Schola de Caddington in Com. Hartford sub 
precrjitore Mro. Biby. 3Iro. Pilgrim, Test." 

A letter from the Registry of the University shows that ** William 
Thomas Martin matriculated as Pensioner from Trinity College 8 ^luly, 

He married — under a license issued from the Vicar General's otfice 22d 
July, 1728, for marriage of AVm. Thomas Martin, Dr. of Physic — Pene- 
lop*». daughter of Samuel Clarke, whose wife was Sarah, widow of Thomas 
Ilowchiiig, whose daughter Anne married Jonathan Bernard, whose chil- 
dren were Jonathan, Sarah, Anne, as appears from the will of Sarah 
Clarke, widow, date<i 2:Jd June, 1730, proved 8th July, I7;]r> (P. C. C. 119 
Derby), by her daughter Penelope Martin, widow, executrix. It is stated 
by his granddaughter, Penelope, that he was acquiring eminence in his 
profession at L<mdon, when failing health compelled his return to Antigua, 
where he died : " 1 7:3 'i, May 1 1, Dr. William Thomas Martin." (Buriariie- 
corris Antigua. ) Administration upon his estate was granted to his widow, 
Penelope, P. C. C, London, in July, 1735. 


Willia7n Martin^ Esq* 


William MartxD, of London and Mafisachusetts, only BOn of Dr. William 
Tboiima Mariin, was bom June ID, 1733, All llallowa Parish, Tower 
Hill, near London. He was intended for tlie imivoffiitjand then to follow 
his father's profetision, biil Dr. Martin's early death deranged this plan, 
and he was edncaied nine years at St. Paul's ClaBsical School, London. 
His grandmother Lydia, hj her will, proved March 28, 1747, provides : 
"My grandKOn, Wm. Martin, son of my deceased son. Dr. Martin, having 
been left very ill provided lor, I i^nve for him all residue in trust at 16, to 
my &on Saml. Martin.'* Gov. Kdward Byam, by his will dated Nov, 
21), 1734, proveil 20 July, 1742, gives, ^'To my son-in-law, Major Josiah 
Martin, £10. To the 2 eliildren of Dr. Wra. Tliomai* Martin £10 each. 
To my son-in-law, CoL 8 ami. Martin, £50.'' 

He was some time wiih a wholesale merchant, and later in bii&iness for 
himself. He miirried in 1762 Elizabeth, second dan ghter of Capt, Galpine 
and his wife Catherine, daughter of Capt. Nat!ianiel Carter, and beeame a 
pro-tiperous man of affairs in London, but latt-r met with financial mis- 
fortune through indorsements, and, after conference with members of the 
family, carae to America, with ids wife and several children, in 1783, 
leaving a daughter Penelope aud son WilJiam-Clarke^ until 171*0 to finish 
their education. For a time Mr. Martin engaged in a book business in 
Boston. He became a citizen by an act entitled ** An Act for Natunilizing 
'William I^fartin and Others'' of the year 1787. In 1788 he removed to 
what is now Broad Cove, Cumberland, in the State of Maine, then North 
Yarmoutlu Pro\ince of Maine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The 
h 01106 ill which he resided was burned some years since. The elm trees 
planted by him are all that there remains in his memory. In 1790 he was 
nominated a candidate for Congress against George Thatcher and others. 
From 171*2 be represented North Yarmouth at Boston in'* The General 
Court,'' the Jonrnals of which show that he was a member from 1792 
through 1795 consecutively ; absent in 17i*6 ; a member agtiin in 1797, 
and received a leave of absence February % 1708. 

By its Jouruals, he served in 17112 on the committees on Mode of Choos- 
ing Fedend HepresentativcB ; on Banks ; on West Boston Bridge ; on 
Fisheries ; tmd voted ** No" on dividing districts for choice of Federal Re- 
presentatives. In 17 IK), on committees with reference to paupers; on divi- 
sicm of North Yarmouth ; on trial justices ; on New Hainpsbiie Line, etc 
In 171)4, 1795, 1797 on committees on Rules and Orders ; on Endowment 
of Portland Academy ; on Bounties, and on Excise Laws ; voting **No *' 
on raising eight thousand pounds for erecting a building for the Univet*sity 
at Camliridge ; and in 1797, on a committee on a bill additional to *' An 
Act to Establish a College in the Towti of Brunswick, in the District of 
Maine, within this Commonwealth." 

The bill establishing Bow(3oin College was intrmluced November 22d, 
1788, by the Justices of the Peace and Congregational Ministers of Cum- 
berland County, and was finally passeil June 24, 1794, William I^Iartin 
being nameci as a charter trustee. Upon the original bill in the Massa- 
chusetts Archives is an inscription, apparently in his handwriting and 
signed by him: ^"^ I also have no objection to Brunswick if the College 
c4iunot be at Portland." Upon the original subscription paper William 
Martin appears as subscriber for fifty fiounds, and it is written upon 
this paper apparently wliile the locatioir was in doubt : ** Martin signed 
the papL-r on the representation of Mr. Petersham that the College was in 
contemplation of the Senate, to be placeil back in the country on Andrew- 
googgan River, and no college was to be granted if the members from 


1900.] William Martin, Esq. 31 

Maine did not agree. As that representation was not the fact Martin 
expects his name may be cancelled." 

In December, 1794, he was Chairman of the Legislative Committee, to 
locate the five townships granted by the Commonwealth to the College. 

Mr. Martin, Stephen Longfellow and John Dunlap were afterwards a 
committee to dispose of these wild lands — one of the most important fea- 
tures, at least financially, in the early history of the College ; and later 
review of these transactions is said to show that '' much wisdom and good 
judgment was exercised." He continued a trustee from 1794 to 1813, and 
was always deeply interested in the welfare of the College. Mr. Deane, 
in his " Diary " records : " July 9, 1801, College meeting, lodged at Mr. 
Martin's, North Yarmouth" ; and 1802, "July 19, Rode to Brunswick 
with Mr. M. (WilUam Martin)." 

In 1 804 he removed to Portland, where, owing to financial matters, his 
accomplished daughter, Penelope, and her sisters, who had been, as she 
records, "educated with far other views than those of instructing, or 
becoming subject to, the caprices of youth," had just established "the 
Misses Martin's School," some account of which may be read from the 
pen of the Rev. Edward C. Cutter in " The Christian Mirror " of Febru- 
ary 7th, 1860, mentioned by Mr. W. Willis in the " Portland Transcript" 
of April 21, 1860, showing that in this institution the character, address, 
and education of Mr. Martin were of recognized value. His first service to 
his adopted country was as a legislator, and in the interests of education at 
Bowdoin College. His latest years were devoted to one of the earliest 
•diools for ladies in which the cultivated Christian elegance of the Old 
World came to be taught in New England. He died 1814, June 15, aged 
81 years, and one of the last entries in " Smith & Deane's Journal " is : 
"1814, June 18, Esquire Martin's funeral." Mrs. Martin survived him, 
dying in 1829 at the age of 90. Dr. Cutter says of her : "Many still re- 
memlK»r the old lady as a model of refined Christian politeness. One of 
her oft-ropt'ated sayings was : * A mannerly saint is an ornament of grace.' " 

Their eldest son, William Clarke, never married, nor did any of their 

Thf'ir second son, Samuel, married Hannah, daughter of Colonel John 
Mfirrill of Limerick, Maine, and of their children Edward graduated at 
Bowdoin 1835, but none married except Penelope-Ann, wife of the late 
E<iward Pavson, A. B., Bowdoin, 1832, eldest son of Rev. Dr. Edward 
Pay sou of Portland, and Hannah, who married James W. Tobey. 

The third son, Nathaniel, married Rhoda, daughter of Erastus Foote of 
Camden, Maine ; and of their children, Edward- Byam married Sarah, 
daughter of Capt. Norris of Portland ; Erastus married Sarah, daughter 
of Mr. Dallam of St. Louis ; and PLmily married Henry Bennett of New 
York, sometime President of the American Bible Society. All of these 
marrie<l grandchildren are deceased, leaving descendants, but only one male 
descendant of the name. 

Tlie accompanying miniatures of Mr. and Mrs. Martin were painteil in 
London before their emigration. His book-plate, with the label on the 
mullet indicating the eldest son of a third son, and the book-plate of his 
uncle .Tosiah, show the arms borne by the family before 171)1, viz. : " Gules 
a Chevron l>etween three Crescents Argent"; which, by the confirmation 
of June 18, 1791, to Henry, comptroller of the Navy, afterwards Sir 
Henry, and to the other descendants of Samuel of Antigua, became " Gules 
on a Chevron between three Crescents Argent an Anchor erect with a bit 
of Cable proper," crest unchanged, as shown in the accompanying copy. 


Letters of Jonathan Boucher. 



Contributed by Worthiuqton Cjiauncet Fobd, Esq., of Boaton, Mass. 

tCoaDluded from vol. 53, pngo 420.) 

Dr. Cooper to CW/w, 

King's College, New York, 5 February, 1774. 

Deitr Sir, 

I ditl myself the Pleasure of writing to Colo. Washington y® 10'*' of 
last month, and promiscii, ia that letter, to write to you, <St send the state of 
joor accounts, hy the next week's post. 

My Intt^ntioii was fi^ood — hut I could not act up to it, as the accounta 
oould not RO soon be collecttid. 1 have, now, 1 ho|H3, got them all. I do 
not send them inclosed, on acccmnt of y*^ postat^o ; but M^ Harpnr, who 
knows much raortj of Fi inures than myself, has taken the Troiihle to digest 
them; and in such a manner m^ I hope, will make them intelligible enough, 
to a person sikilleil in Bnsiuess at least, however they might perplex oae 
anused to .sueh like TranHactions, 

1 am apprehensive the sum of them rises liigher than your expectation : 
I own it ia higher, by much, than /supposed it would have been, GrtiJiam^i 
Bill is an heavy one, hut fiou hcst know what articles you had of him, I 
alwayfl beani lilm reekon'd a dear Fellow— iis 1 ouce told you ;— whether 
he 18 honest or not, is another Question ; But it is certain he is a violent 

You will, 1 hope, not Lake it merely aa a compliment — to which kind of 
Business you know 1 am not much addicted— when I awsure you of my 
being very sensibly alfected upon yotir leaving this College. The Regard 
I had conceived for yon, from the Regularity of your Conduct, and the 
Goodness of your Disposition, could not possildy produce any olher ellect 
upon me. JJowever, 1 doubt not, from y* andalileness of your Ladfj — ihid 
i$ — or Lmbi-fhat'is'tO'he*9 J}*-p€frfmefti, Character, anil Accomjjlishjneuta, 
that she will make you happy of home^ which is more than mo^Jt people, I 
fear, tind themselves to be abroad. 

Our good Governor is very much indisposed ; &^ T presume, will hasten 
away to England with all possilde expedition. Miss Bell Aucbmuty, I 
hear, is on y^ point of marriage-^ to a M"" iJnrton, an English Gentleman of 
considerable Fortune, settleil at Brunswick. This is all the news I 
TtcoUeeL Indeed, my Hands are so full of Bu.'^iness since AF Yardiirs 
Departure, that 1 cjiimot often stir abroad, add to vvhich-^ that, for upwards 
of a week past, 1 have been much indi^5|>osed with a most violent cold, as 
not to l>e able to leave even oiy Room, 

What is become of M"^ Buuehi^r ? I wrote to him, presently after my 
Return from 31aryland ; but not one word !nive 1 heard of him since. I 
hope you wOl not be so totally engaged, after maxriage, as our Friend 
seems to have been. 

With my bei^t wishes for your Happiness, anrt my best Respects to CoP 
WaehiDgton, whom, you know, 1 highly esteem, 1 am, dear Sir, <fec 

Mtles Cooper, 

1900.] Letters of Jonathan Boucher. 33 

Boucher to Washington, 

The Lodge, 6 August, 1775. 
Dear Sir, 

I thought it far from the least pleasing circumstance attending my re- 
moval hither that it placed me in your immediate neighhourhood. For 
having now been happy in your acquaintance several years, I could not 
help considering myself, nor indeed help hoping that I was considered by 
you, as an old friend ; and of course I counted on our living together in the 
pleasing intercourse of giving and receiving the mutual good offices of 
neighbourhood and friendship. 

That things have turned out much otherwise I need mot inform you. 
Mortified and grieved as I confess myself to be at this disappointment, I 
am by no DM^ans prepared to say that you are wholly to be blamed for it ; 
nor, as I would fain hope you in your turn will own, is it entirely owing to 
any fault of mine. I can easily suppose at least that we neither of us think 
ourselves to blame ; and yet I cannot help thinking that had I been in 
your place I should, in this as wbU as in other things, have taken a differ 
ent part from that which you have chosen. Permit me, sir, as one who 
was once your friend, and at any rate as one not likely to be soon trouble- 
some to you again in the same way, once more as a friend freely to expos- 
tulate with you. If I am still in the wrong, I am about to suffer such pun- 
ishment as might satisfy the malice of even the most vindictive enemy ; and 
if you are wrong, as in some degree, I think you are, it is my duty frankly 
to tell you so, and yours to listen to me with patience. 

On the great points so long and so fruitlessly debated between us it is 
not my design now a£i:ain to solicit your attention. We have now each of 
us tak»-n and avowed our side, and with such ardour as becomes men who 
fe«'l tJn'msrlves to be in earnest in their convictions. That we should both 
be in the ri;:ht is impossible, but that we both think we are we must in 
common ciiinlour allow. And this extreme difference of opinion between 
our^flves, when we have no grounds for charging each other with being 
influenced by any sinister or unworthy motives, should teach us no less 
camlour in judginir of an<l dealing by others in a similar predicament. 
Tlien^ cannot be anything namt^d of which I am more strongly convinced 
than I am tliat all those who with you are promoting the i)re8ent apparently 
popular measures are the true enemies of their country. This persuasion, 
however, will by no means justify me, should 1 be so weak and wicked as 
to molf«tt them while they do not molest me. 1 do not say this because I 
happen to be in what is called the minority, and therefore without any 
powf r of acting otherwise ; it is the decisicm of truth and justice, and can- 
not Iw violated without doing violence to every system of ethics* yet re- 
ceive* 1 in any civilized country. The true plan in such cases is for each 
party to defend his own side as well as he can by fair argument, and also, 
if po-sihie, to convince his adversary : but everything that savours of, or 
but approaches to, coercion or compulsion is })ersecution and tyranny. 

It is on this ground that 1 complain of you and thoM' with whom you side. 
How hirge a proportion of th(» pe(>ple in general think with you or think 
with me it is in none of our powers to ascertain. 1 believe, because I 
think I can j)rove it, that your party, to serve an obvious party pur])ose, 
cxof-ofiinglv magnify the numbers of those whom tliey suppose to take part 
with vou. and you tax us with doing the same. But there is this great, 
nunifest, and undisputed difference between us. No Tory has yet in a 


Letters of Jonathan Boucher, 


single iuetanee misuBed or injured a Whig merely for being a Whig. And 
wliatever may be the boasted euperiority of your party, It will liot be de- 
nied that in some ijjstances at least this has been in our power. With 
respect to Whigs, however, the case has been directly the reverse ; a Tory 
at all ID the power of a Whig never escapes ill treatment merely because 
of his being a Tory. How coiitniry all this is to all that liberty which 
Whigs are for ever so forward to profess need not l>e insisted on; it is so 
contrary to all justice and honour, that were there no other rea?iOiifi to dt^tep- 
mine me against *it, as there are thousands^ I would not be a Whig, because 
their principles, at leaet as I see them exemplified in practice, lead so 
directly to all that is mean anrl unmanly. 

It is a general fault in controversial writers to charge all the errors of a 
party on every individual of that party. I wish to avoid the disgrace of 
BO indiscriminate a judgment ; and therefore have a pleasure in acki:»ow!edg- 
ing that 1 know^ many Whigs who are not tyrants. In this number it js 
but doing you common justice to place you. I wish I could go on, and 
witli equal truth declare that, whilst you forl>ear yourself to persecute your 
fellow subjects on the score of their political creeds, you had been as care* 
ful to discourage such persecution in others. Scorning to flatter, as much 
as I scorn to tax you wrongfully* I am bold thus openly to tell you I think 
you have much to answer for in tliis way. It m not a little that you have 
to answer for with respect to my self - 

You know, and have acknowledgefl, tlie sincerity and the purity of my 
priiiciples ; and have beeji so candid as to lament that you could not think 
on the great points that now agitate our common country as I do. Now, 
sir, it is impossible I should sometimes avow one kind of principles and 
sometimes another. I have at least the merit of consistency ; and neithei' 
in any private or public conversation, in anything I have w^ritten, nor in 
anything I have delivered from the pulpit, have I ever asserteii any other 
opinions or doctrines than you have repeatedly heard me assert both in my 
own house and in yours. You cunnot say that I deserved to be run down, 
vilified, and injured in the manner which you know has (alien to my lot, 
merely because I cannot bring myself to think on some political points just 
as you imd your party would have me think. And yet you liave borne to 
loek on, at least as an unconcerned spectator, if not an abettor, whilst, like 
the poor frogs in the fable, I have in a manner been pelted to death. I do 
not ask if such conduct in you was friendly : was it either just, munly, or 
generous? It vras not; no, it was acting with all the ba«e malignity of a 
virulent WTiig. As such, sir, I resent it : and oppressed and overborne aa 
I may seem to be by popular obloquy, I will not be so wanting in justice 
to myself as not to tell you, as I now do with honest liohlness, tliat I de- 
spise the man who, for any motives, could be induced to' act so mean a 
part You are no longer worthy of my friendship: a man of honour can 
no longer without dishonour be connected with you. With your cause I 
renounce you; and now for the last time subscribe myself, sir. 
Your humble servant 

Jonathan Boucher.* 

♦Tliia letter was furnished, witli other materiul, to the Notti and Qt«ri>*^ $th scries, 
vi, Aug^ist 26, 1S76^ by tlie grindson of the writer* Kev JouathiiTi BDurchier. In tho 
Bttme periodical jSth Wriea, ix, 19 Jatiuar^Vi 1878) Col. Joseph Lemuel Chcsler, by no 
means an unimportant authority on questions relatitig to wnshington, mised the ques- 
tion whether the letter hud ever been received by Wushington, tind believed that the 
dedication of the " View of the Causes cind Consequences of the American Revolution" 
was a complete withdrawal of the •* unfounded chargea^' made in 1775* There is cer- 


1900, ]\ Letters of Jonathan Boucher. 35 

I Boucher to Washington. 

\ Paddington, near London, 25 May, 1784. 

Sir, ) 

I wiU dtot affront you with auy apologies for this intrusion : for, greatly 
altered tJ I am to suppose you are, since I had the Honour of living in 
Habits of \lntimacy with you, it is not possible, you can be so changed as 
that you i^ould not feel yourself hurt, & with Reason, were any man, who 
had ever known you, to think it necessary to apologize to you for doing 
whidi he ^s prompted to do, only, by a sense of Duty ; & what, moreover, 
He believes it to be no less your Duty to attend to, than it is his to suggest. 

It is no Part of my present Purpose to trouble you with any Reflections 
of mine oi« the many great events that have taken Place within the last 
eight or nine years. You & I, alas I have not been the only Persons who 
have differed in our opinions ; or who have found it impossible to agree. 
This is no Time nor Place for settling such Points ; ere long, we shall all 
have to answer for them at a Tribunal, where alone it is of infinite mo- 
ment that we should be justify*d. 

How far you will agree with me in thinking it in your Power to do 
something for the Religious Interests of your Countrymen, I undertake not 
to say ; but, I assure myself, we shall not differ by your thinking it of lit- 
tle, or no, moment. It cannot, I think, afford you Pleasure to reflect, how 
much has been done, through your means, for the Civil Concerns of your 
Country ; & how little, as yet at least, for those of a higher Nature. That 
your Countrymen will be either better or happier by what has happened, 
permit me to say remains yet to be proved : I am sure, you wish they 
should ; but it can be no Matter of Doubt or Dispute with any Man, that 
they can neither be so good nor so happy as they have been, if they are 
not reli<rious. Many of the speculations which the late unsettled Times 
have ;riveii Birth to, resemble your Persimmons before the Frost: they are 
fair to the Eye and specious; but really disgusting & dangerous. This, in 
my min<l, is the Case, in a particular manner, with many or most of the 
Uloj)ian Projects, respecting Universal Equality, on the subject of Religious 
Establishments. 1 am unwilling to go deeply into the Investigation of this 
Question, though I want not Materials in Abundance, to show you, that it 
is romantic & mischievous in the extreme; beauise such a Discussion must 
need> be tiresome <fe tedious to you : suffice it, for the present, to remind 
you. that the Practice of the whole World is against you. Similar at- 
tempts, in similar Tunes, were made in these kingdoms : & if I were very 
anxious to set you against such Projects, I certainly could take no more 
effectual means, than by desiring you to rememlxT what the ConsjMjuences 
of them were. In short. Sir, I hardly know a Point more capable of 

tainly no reconl of its rccention by Washington, but it does not follow that the letter 
was not <ent, for if despatched, it must have been handed to Washington in the camp 
It Canihridpe, when the important concerns of the army rendered a record improb- 
able, had any *uch record been deemed necessary. The tone and spirit of Boucher 
arc ;:cnuinc, and initjht be compared with many similar expressions struck otT in the 
heal of party contest, and under the strong provocation of injuries inflicted by the 
" prKxi pennic" of the Colonies upon real or suspected Tories. Social intercourse was 
inttrrupte<i, lil'e loni^ friendships broken off, and families divided by the political 
qui^tioTi" rai>cd by the conduct of the British government towards America, and the 
inl»-ii'*t' hitterness'engendered by these differences easily led to acts of persecution as 
cnu'l an they were unjust. The letter of Franklin to Strahan is merely another ex- 
pre-'fion of the closing words of Boucher to Washington, and in the one case as in the 
other, relations were subsequently reopened, when the results of the Revolution ren- 
dered a further nursing of injuries as loolish as it was unnecessary. 


Letters oj' Jonathan Boitcher. 


Demonstration — from Histoiy & Experience — tban this ia, that, p7 Becure 
perninniiit national Felicity, some permanent national Religion' m aliso- 
lutely neceBsary. \ 

I would hope m Virt^inia & ^Mar viand at least, this would not jbe an on- 
popular opinion^ as it wrtainly noghi nut r & 1 think cfjrtaiuly i^ould not, 
if espoused ^ patronized by a Person that is ptjpnlar. It is in tliis Li«i^ht 
I view you ; ^ this is l\\^ Reason of mj liaving taken tlie Liberfy to sub- 
mit tbeae suggestions to your cnriflideration. 1 

There are, at this time, in this country, candidates for Orders in the 
Church of England both from Mrfrjaia & Maryland : it will m^t surprise 
you, that, from the Changes that have taken Place, they should meet with 
Diilk'ulties ; nor does it surpri/e, though it greatly grieveti me*, that the 
111 wilier^ ^ Enemies of oiir L'hurch, Britieh as well as American, avail 
themselves oi" these unfortunate I'ireumstanceBj to (lisconntenamce & difl- 
coumge our Chnrch, if possible, still more than it is. Some of these Difli- 
cukies 1 hope, will be soon got overj & they all would, if the People of 
your States could think it right to shew a Desire only, that they mights 
It might, perhaps, as yet, he too much to ask for a Re«lora^ of the old 
Establishment of the Chm^ch »jf Engknd, though it be a measure which 
spund Policy will sooner or later adopt, i^ the longer it is delayed, the 
worse it will he: but, I hope it is not too much, nor too soon, to tiope that, 
even now, the members of that church may he put on a Footing with Chris- 
tians of other Denominations ; which they never can be, till all the Ordi- 
nances of the Church are in their own Power, indepeudent of miy foreign 
States: <& among those OrdinaDces, that of ordiuatioii, &c,, is most essen- 
tiaL In short, both Justice <& Pol toy re (pure that you should have a resi- 
dent Bishop of your own, that your young Men may be onhiined, as well 
as educated among yourselves. 

I have Ko other interest in this measure, than what my Zeal for the 
Churcli & the best Interests of Mankind give me: but, believing ob I do, 
that it is of great MomeDt, the Thing shoidd be attended to, & soon. & that 
you are particularly concerned to attend to it, becauise no other Man can 
do it with such advantage. I cotdd not he easy till I had thus satisfy 'd 
my ConHcience. Three years iigo, I wrote you a Letter to the same Pur- 
pose ; but my Friends within the King's Lines, thinking thiii neitht^ the 
Times nor yourself were then in a Temper to hear such applicntion?, sup- 
pressed it. I have now done iny Duty, & leave the Rest to Proviilence; 
& w ill add this only, that if, by any Means, either Ji^ I have studied the 
subject more than most Men, or as I happen to have Connexions in tlm 
Country, as well as yours, who are sincere & may be useful, Friends to 
such ftieasures, I beg leave to make you a Tetider of my best serviccj* on 
the occasion* 

It was, no Doubt* a great Mortification & Calamity to me to have all my 
American Property torn from me ; the Loss of my Clia racier in that Conn- 
try, which I little deserved, alTected me much more, as you will allow it 
ouglit: but, I have lately felt the utmost Edge of keen sorrow, wlieti it 
pleased Providence to deprive me of a true Friend, a most loving t^ be- 
loved wife, for whom I was indebted to that Country. 1 pray God long to 
preserve yon & yours from this the heaviest of all mjsiortuneB* 
Witii respectful Comp^'' tf> ^P" Wasliington, 
1 remain *&c. 

1900.] Letters of Jonathan Boucher. 37 

JMieaUoH of Boucher^s '^ View of the Causes and Consequences of the 

American Revolution" 



of Mount Vernon, 

in Fairfax County, Virginia. 


In prefixing your name to a work avowedly hostile to that Revolution in 
which you bore a distinguished part, I am not conscious that I deserve to 
be charged with inconsistency. I do not address myself to the General of 
a Conventional Army ; but to the late dignified President of the United 
States, the friend of rational and sober freedom. 

As a British subject I have observed with pleasure that the form of 
Government, under which you and your fellow-citizens now hope to find 
peace and happiness, however defective in many respects, has, in the unity 
of it*8 executive, and the division of it's legislative, powers, been framed 
after a British model. That, in the discharge of your duty as head of this 
Government, you have resisted those anarchical doctrines, which are hardly 
less dangerous to America than to Europe, is not more an eulogium, on the 
wis4ioni of our forefathers, than honourable to your individual wisdom and 

As a Minister of Religion I am equally bound to tender you my respect 
for having (in your valedictory address to your countrymen) asserted your 
opinion that *' the only firm supports of political prosperity are religion 
and morality ;" and that ^' morality can be maintained only by religion." 
Those best friends of mankind, who, amidst all the din and uproar of Uto- 
pian reforms, persist to think that the affairs of this world can never be 
well administered by men traine<l to disregard the God who made it, must 
ev»r thank you for this deoided protest against the fundamental maxim of 
mo<lern revolutionists, that religion is no concern of the State. 

It is on these groiin<ls. Sir, that 1 now presume (and I hope not imper- 
tinently) to add my name to the list of those who have dedicated their 
work-i to you. One of them, not inconsiderable in fame, from havinir been 
your fulsome flatterer, has bt^come your foul calumniator:* to su<'h dedica- 
tors I am willing to per*>uade myself I have no resemblance. I bring no 
ino»*nM; to your shrine even in a Dedication. Having never ]>aid court to 
you uhilst you shone in an exalted station, I am not so weak as to steer 
my little bark across the Atlantic in search of patronage and ])refernient ; 
or so vain as to imagine that now, in the evening of my life, I may yet be 
wanned by your setting sun. My utmost ambition will he abun<lantly gra- 
U.iH'*\ by your (!ondescending, »as a private Gentleman in America, to re<;eive 
with candour and kindness this disinterested testimony of regard from a 
private Clergyman in England. I was once your neighl)our and your 
frit^nd : the unhappy dispute, which terminated in the disunion of our re- 
sp^i-iive countries, also broke off our personal connexion : but I never was 
more than your politiciil enemy ; and every sentiment even of political ani- 
mf>vity has, on my part, long ago subsided. Permit me then to hope, that 
thi^ t*'nder of renewed amity between us may be received and reganle<l as 
pviniT i^ome promise of that perfect reconciliation between our two eoun- 
tri«'N which it is the sincere aim of this publication to promote. If, <m this 
t<>pie, there l)0 another wish still nearer to my heart, it is that you would 
not think it lR»neath you to co-operate with so humble an effort to produce 
that reconciliation. 
* Thomafi Paine. 


LeiievB of Jonathan Boucher^ 


You hay© Bhewn great prudence (and, in mj estiiBation^ still greater 
patriotism) in resolvinj^ to termiimte your days in retirement. To become, 
however, even at Mount Vernon^ si mere private man, by divej?ting yourBelf 
of all public inflnenne, is not in your pciwer. I hope it ia not your wish. 
Unincumbt^red with the distrMCtino^ (^res of public life, you may now* by 
the force of a still powerful eiam[>le» gradually train tlit^ peojile around 
you to a love of order and subordination; and» above all, to a love of 
peace. ** Ila^ tibi erunt arte,^-" That you po^^sessed talents eminently 
well adapted for the high post you lately held, friends and foes have con- 
curred in testifying : be it m}^ pleasing task thus pulilicly to declare that 
you ciirry back to your paternal fields virtues equally calculated to bloom in 
the shade. To reaemhie Cincionatus is hut smidl praise: be it yours, Sir, 
to enji>y the calm repwse and holy serenity of a Christian hero; and may 
** the Lord bleas your latter end more than your beginnmg I " 

I have the honour to be, 
Your ^QTy sincere Friend, 
And motil ctbedient humble Servant, 
EpBom, Surrey, ) JoNATBAN BouCH£R* 

4th A^ov. 17i>7. I 

Washington to Boucher. 

Mount Vernon, 15 An^st, 1798. 
Rev'' Sir, 

I know not how it Is happened, but the fact is that your favor of the 8th 
of Nov"" last year is but just received, and at a time when both public and 
private bneiness pressed so hard upon me, as to afford no leij?nre to give 
the ** View of the Causes and Consequences of the American Ke volution/' 
written by you & which you had been pleiised to send me, a perusal. 

For the honor of its dedication, & for the friendly and favorable senti- 
ments which are therein expressed, I pray yoy to aecept my acknowledg- 
ment & thanks. 

Not having read the Book, it follows of course that I can express no 
Opinion with respect to its political contents ; bat I can venture to assert 
before hand & with confidence, that there is no man in either country more 
zeabiusly devoted, to Peace and a good understanding between the two 
nations than T am, nor one who is more disposed to htiry in ohhvion all 
animnsities w^hich have subsisted hetween them &. the individuals of each. 

Peace with all the world, is my sincere wish. I am sure it is our true 
policy — ^and am p>ersuade<l it is the ardent desire of the Government, But 
there is a nation, whose intermeddling and restless disposition and attempts 
to divide, distract and influence the measures of other countries, that will 
not suffer us I fear to *mjoy this hletssing long, unless we will yield to 
them, onr Rights and submit to greater injuries & insults than we have 
already sustained, to avoid the calamities resulting from War. 

Wliat will be the eonsequencea of our arming for self defence, that Pro- 
vidence who permits these doings, in the disturbers of mankind &. who rules 
and governs all things alone can tell. To its all powerful decrees we must 
submit. Whilst we hope that the justice of our cause, if war must ensue, 
will entitle ns to its protections. 

With very great Esteem, I am 

Your most obed'' serv* 


1900.] Itev. Richard Blinman. 39 


By Isaac J. Grbbnwooo, A.M., of New York City. 

Foster's Alumni Oxonienses informs us that Richard Blinman, son of 
William of Chepstowe co., Monmouth, pleh., matriculated at New Inn 
Hall, Oxford, 24 April, 1635, aged 20 ; and took his degree of B. A. 19 
Jan., 1635-6. 

Chepstow was a town on the river Wye, near its confluence with the 
Seyem, and from this, his native place, the Rev. Mr. Blinman is thought* to 
have come direct to New England through the influence of Mr. Edward 
Winslow, then living at Green's Harhour in the Plymouth Ck)lony. To 
Winslow and others the Ck)urt of Freemen gave orders, March 3, 1639-40, 
to set ofif certain farm land and a house lot for a minister ; << either for Na- 
thaniel Smyth or some other as the said inhabitants of Green's Harbour shall 
place in." Mr. Smyth, after marrying, June 21, 1640, Anne, daughter of 
Thomas Bourne, removed to Norwich, Conn., his wife's sister having 
previously married Edward Winslow's youngest brother, Josias. The 
former, writing to Gov. Winthrop from his home, "Careswell," Oct. 10, 
1640, says " Mr. Blindman salutes you," and on Jan. 28th following men- 
tions ^ the many businesses I have had (and the more in regard of Mr. Blin- 
man*s friends that are come to live with us and the streightnes of place to 
receive them) and our preparacons to enter into covenant, &c." ' 

Green's Harbour was first called Rexhorne by the Plymouth government, 
though its corporate name in 1640 was Marshfield. John Winthrop, in his 
History of New England, says " One Mr. Blinman, a minister in Wales, a 
godly and able man, came over with some friends of his, and being invited 
to Green's Harbour, near Plimouth, they went thither, but ere the yere was 
eipire<i there fell out some difference among them, which by no means could 
be reconciled, so they agreed to part, and he came with his company and sat 
down at Cape Ann, which at this Court (3: 18: 1G42) was established to be 
a piantatiou, and called Gloucester." 

Blinman ha<l been propounded at Plymouth March 2, 1 640-1, but, as " Mr. 
Richard Blindman/* he was admitted to the freedom of the Mass. Colony 
on the 7th of the following October. He and his people, though speaking 
English, were known as ** the Welch party," and they soon obtained a grant 
of land at Cape Ann. 

About the time of his obtaining the freedom of the Colony our young 
minister must have taken a wife, '* Mary," supposed to have been a sister of 
Dorothy, wife of Thomas Parkef of Stoughton, afterwards of Pequot (New 
Loudon) ; others, Savage says, " with slight grounds," think she was an own 
bister of Parke. Their children were : 

i. Jerrmiah, b. 20 July, 1642; said to have remained In New London after 
his father's departure, but who eventually returned to England ; was 
m. perhaps twice, and had children. 

ii. EzEKiEL, b. 11 Nov., 1643; prob. d. young. 

iii. AzKiKAM, b. 2 Jan., 1646; thought to be living 1687. 

• Register vii. 276. 

t Thomas Parke's eldest brother William (son of I^bert), came out with Roger 
William? on the Lion in 1631, and m. Martha, dau. of JohnHolgrave of Salem; she d. 
25Aa^., 1708, aged W. 


Mev. Richard Blinman, 


It. NathainTEL, m. Martha i had dan. Anne, 
V. Maroakkt, m. Rich. Bowt'sj iiad one child Ihing 1687. 
vl. Hannah, m. John Wadland. and had a child Viving 1687. 
vii. Margaret, m. Heury A'Court. 

Ill 1 G 13, Dec. 1 , John Eudecott writer from Salem to Gov. John Win- 
throp stilting that he had recently ** received a letter from Mr, Blinman, to- 
gethtjr with a complaint of the town against GriiFen's companie for several 
misdemeanors/' such as sabbath-breakings swearing and dmnkeiHiesft, the 
men bein^r engaged at shipbuilding. 

As early m 1638, according lo the Court records of Salem, " Mr. Endicott 
was willetl to send three men to view Cajte Ann, whether it may lie cut 
through, and certify how they find it/' Albisioii 18 here made to the cutting 
of a passage between what was subsequently Gloucester h.'irbor and tbe 
Anisquam river^ and leave was <Tiven the following May for a Fishing 
Plantation to be commenced at the Cape* Gloucester records of 1043 state 
thut *' Mr. Blinman, Pastor, is to cut the heath t}iroui:jh and to mamtain it^ 
and hath given him three acres of upland, :md he is to have the benefit of 
it, himself and his, forever, giving the inhabitants of the town fi*ee passage/' 
Sixty-two years later a great spriug-storm and tide cut a naturid ehaimel, thus 
Having tbe tishing boats the trouble of doubling Ihe CajR*. 

In the fall of 16.>0 Blininanj with some families of his congregation, 
again removed ; this time to New London ui the Connecticut Colony, where 
grants of land were set off to them, Oct. V.K on the west side of the town, in 
a Dew street familiarly known as ^*^ Cape Ann Lane," or Ann Street. Here 
he received a salary of £60 per annum, and a house wsis built for him west 
of the first biirial ground, on what is now Graidte Street. 

Emanuel Downing writing from Salera or Boston, to John WintJirop, Jr., 
at Fe(|Uoit, between IG/iU and 'a4, usually sends liis love and service to 
** honest Mr. Blynman and his good wife." 

Oct. 28, 1 1152, Gov. John Ilaynes, Hartford, writes to the same party, 
saying, ** 1 heare that Mr. Blinman is somewhat vnsetled in Ms spirret by 
reason of somme ali'ront-y l>y ill dtspO)?e<l persons thei* : 1 am sorry to heare 
it, but hope bee will not olJer to piuek himself e from you or us (by engadg- 
ing himself e elsewher) without coiisnlting Miigieti^atea and Elders heaJ^; 
for the Court have done thai for helpe to the jdace for yours, hisy «fe tJie 
Churches sake, that I am confident would not otlierwise have been granted/* • 

Subsequently con ten tic tns about meml>ership, diseipliiie and baptism aro«e 
in the Church at Hartford, increasing in violence .and extending to neigh- 
boring churches. Several unsuc^x^ssful attempts were made by the General 
Court of Connecticut and by eccb^siastic councils to heal the dissension, and on 
Feb. 2(i, Kj5I>7, the Court desired .John liussell of WethersHeld. Mr. Wor- 
ham, Sam^ Stone and Rich"^ Blinman "to meet the elders, who shoubl be 
delegated from the other colonies, at lioston, the next June ; and to i^ssist 
in debating the questions proposed by the said gmieral courts or any of tlie 
other courts, and report the determtDation of the Council." 

Jolui Winthrop .Jr. was eh^cted Governor of Connecticut in May, 1G57 ; 
during the following wintt^r he received a long letter from Jonathan Brewster 
of Fetpioit, in which he says : ** 1 Inid comed to your \V'orshipp, bat the season 
will not permit. I therefore desy re & intreateyou seriously toconsyder what 
I write of, concermng Mr; Blinman, who stmides in a distance from manie 
in our Towne, as well as from myselle, vppon small groimds ; but hia per- 
verae will, who can endure noe ojtposition or contradiction, but in a way 
epificopall »& tiranicallj if be had power to his will, both in Church & Towne, 

1900.] Bev. Richard Blinman. 41 

that I professe he is noe way qualifyed for a pastor in way of government.'* 
It seems that in some matter under discassion Brewster had opposed the 
minister's judgment, and the town had declared that, except the latter 
** would practice that conclusion the(y) would not paie his maintenance." 
Whereupon Blinman was aroused, and, continues the letter, "he broke 
then into wordes, that he would leave the place, with expressions of discon- 
tent, with fury." A town vote taken to decide whether they would have 
him stay, passed in the affirmative. " After, in his publick teachings,'* says 
Brewster, ** he throwed balles of fyer against particular persons, & espetially 
against my selfe, thoughe not named ; that gave great offence," and, on one 
occasion, drew forth a reply from Mr. Brewster. Subsequently it was pro- 
posed to send four or ^\q of the congregation " to see if they could re- 
move the grevances that lyes in Mr. Blyndman brest, if he would make 
them knowen, and the knowing to admit debate " ; they were at the same 
time to express a willingness on the part of the town for him to stay, but the 
minister " thancked the Towne, & whereas he had a call to another place, & 
the next day was thither going, he promised he would not engage himselfe 
befor he returned, &c." Brewster desired the Governor's "helpe for this 
poore Towne, to helpe vs compose differences " ; but any attempt at recon- 
ciliation was unsuccessful, and the irate parson soon shook the dust of New 
London from his feet and proceeded to New Haven. 

Jan. 30, 1657-8, John Davenport, of the latter place, writes Gov. Win- 
throp at Hartford as follows : " Though this behig the last day of the 
weeke, & by Mr. BIynman's staying the Lords day at Gillford, I am dis- 
appointed of his expected helpe ; so that the whole worke, of preaching 
boath times and administering the Lord('s) supper, lyeth upon me, whereby 
I am constrained to be as briefe, in these lines, as I may." After this 
Blinman appears to have had no regular calling, and though the journal of 
Thomas Minor of New London and Stoninijton, under date of July 27, l()r>9, 
says Mr. Blinman **taii<rht" in the former ]>lace, it is evident that the 
reverend <jentleman was already preparing to return to P^n^land. to which 
end he raised some funds in May by selling a portion of his library to Yale 
ColleL'e. Savage states that a letter written by him from Newfoundland to 
Mr. Davenport, on Aug. 22 following, mentions his arrival and his having 
declimHi offers to settle there. 

In .January, l<»7f)-l, he was living at Bristol "in the Castle," and 1'3 of 
2d mo.. 1677, Rev. John Bishop of Stamford, Conn., in a letter to Kev. 
Increase Mather of Boston, encloses another to be forwarded to Mr. Blin- 
man. " who," he says, *' I suppose you may likewise know, & have aequaint- 
ance w^' all." Rki;. xxv. .'^7^). 

C'alamy's Nonconformists* Manual (2d Edit., London, 1777) observes : 
*• We may here also mention some that lived in Rristol, tho* they had been 
ejected in other plac'es ; as Mr. Richard Blinman, who had been minister 
of ( hepstow, but whether ejected or not is uncertain." 

Mather, in his History of New England, has this account of him : " After 
a faith fid discharge of his ministry at Glocester and at New London, he re- 
luniefl into England, and livin;; to a good old age, he who, wluTever he 
came, did set himself to do good, concluded his life at th(? city of Bristol^ 
where one of the last things he did was to defend in print the cause of 
Infant liaptism," in an ess;iy tending to issue the controversy. A certain 
^ H. D.", i.e, Henry Danvers, who is styled " anabaptist and politician " 
(Dirt^ of National Biography, xvi. 39), published in 1073 "A Treatise of 
Baptism." To this, it seems, Blinman issued an *' Answer," which must 
have been of some extent, for in a " Rejoynder " he refers (p. 20) to what 


Rev, Richard BHnman. 


be bad eaid at p. 190 of tlic ** Answer," and he would appear to bave been 
acquainted with Hebrew^ ma well as witb Grt^ek and Latin. Of the 
**An&wer/' there is no copy in the British Museum, and in the Catalogue of 
the Bodleian, a hbrary which is rich in works of this class, no book hj Blin- 
man is mentioned. The same may be said of the Catalogue of the Library of 
Trinity College, Dublin. The *' Answer " is therefore undoubtetUy very 
rare. Blinman followed suit with a small tract entitled ; 

•' A Rejojnfler to Mn Henry Diinvers Brief friendly Reply To my Answer 
ahout Iiifant Baptism. By Kichard Biiiiman, Minister of the Gospel. Loudon. 
Printed for Tliouiaa Wall/Bookseller lu Bristol, 1U75." 

Danverfl in the meantime liad sent forth ; 

" Innocency and Tnith Vinvlicated. .... With a brief Answer to Mr. Blin- 
man^b Essay." The ** Brief and Friendly Reply " occupies pp. 1T7-172. 

Blinman'a rather quaint will, made and proved in 1687, is foond on re- 
cord in the Consistory Court of Bristol, as follows : 

I Richard Blinniaii Minister of the Gospel of Christ hflTing lived to the age of 
72 years and somewhat more and beinia: now nnder infirmities of Body do think 
it my dnty to set my House In order before I dye \ and to express my full mind 
and meaning in this my last VVIO and Testament. And 1. — T doe now a^atn (as 
thronfrh Grace I have done 50 years since) resijyjn my self into tin* Hands* of God 
the father through Jesus Christ my only Mediatonr in whose Ki^hteonsn ess alone 
by ftaith I look for Pardon of Sins and Jnstiiication and Peace w^"* God by the 
help of the holy spirit. Next I bequeath ray Body to be decently buried near to 
TCiy^ di'are Wife ; and as for my Worldly goods wdi ere with God liath endowed rae, 
though it batli not been so lanljre a Partion as many others liave had» yet 
blessed be the name of my gracious God it bath been sufllclent all along for me 
aod my numerous flamily. and what little 1 have to dispose shall he as f<dloweth. 

Imprimis I give and bequt^atli unto my sou in law Richard Bowes and my 
Daughter Margaret his Wife and to their Child now living (I having not Mony 
to bestow ui)on [otV;.] I give and bequeath) JO pound weight of Dr. Starlty's Pill 
and half a Pound of Oyle of Amber and a Qnart Bottle full of the Tinctnre of 
Starky's Pill DIapboretick a Vial Bottle full of the Tincture of Am tier and 
another Bottle of Landanii liquidum tartarii^atum, 12 or 15 drops of which in an 
equal Quantity of Maiago Sack & Poppy water, is good against the Congh, also 
severall Divinity books which I shall express particularly in a Catalogue 
annexed to this my Will, also her dear Mother*s best Trunk with other things in 

Item. I give and Bequeath to my Son in law John [*i>.] Wad land and to ray 
Daughter Hannah bis Wife and to tiieir Children now livlugmiy best Bed with 2 
Bolsters 2 Blankets and the Rng belonging to them and also 2 Pound of Starky's 
Pill and also tlie several divinity books mentioned in tht Catalogue anneaced to 
this my Will; also 1 give and bequeath to my said Daughter Hannah a Vial 
Bottle of the Tincture of Amber and also 8 of my red Chairs and 2 of the matted 
Chairs, also a Gi>une of her Moliier*s and a new Morning Gown. 

/£et?i. I give and bequeath to my Son in Law Henry Acnurt (A'Court) and my 
Daughter Margaret bis Wife the several Divinity aud History books expressed 
In the aforeeald Catalogue aimexed to this my will. 

Itan. I give and bequeath to my Sou Nathaniel all my Physical latin books 
as also several other Divinity liooks w<* 1 shall mention In the aforesaid Cata- 
logue amiexeil to this my Will also I give and bequeath to my said son Nathaniel 
2 pound of Starky's Pili aud also that he shall have liberty to choose 4 of my 
Engliish Physick books. 

It^m. I give and bequeath to my Daughter in Law Martha Blinman a small 
piece of Gold and Mr Rogers's St-rraons upon Judges and also Thomas Phillips 
Lamentations or a Treatise of Hell. 

Itttn. 1 giTG and bequeath to .-^une Blinman her Daughter and my Graud- 
childe nt^w w^^^ me a new Trunk marked w"^ tlie letters of her Name, wlierein I 
have caused divers things to be put up aud kept for her widch I shall not here 
mention, together w^'' the Money which is in hcrowu little Trunk ; which Trunk 
and the Ibings in it I shall leave la the Custody of my Reverend friend W 

1900.] liev. Richard Blinman. 43 

Thomas Palmer Minister of the Gospel, and M' Jeremiah Holwey Sen' in Corn- 
street, to be kept for the Child's use and to be disposed of to her by them both 
as they shall see meet ; they having each of them a Key to the said Trunk. 

Rem. I give and be<ineath unto my Eldest Son Jeremiah Blinman (whom I 
make my sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament) all the rest of my 
goods and Chatties and Physical things without exception, provided y^ when he 
bath made sale of w* is to be sold, if his Brother, my Son Azrikam Blinman, be 
alive and shall appear, that he shall pay him 10 Pounds and y< the rest of the 
goods or just summ of them shall be given unto the children that he hath or 
shall have by M'* Elizabeth Blinman his now Wife my Daughter in Law, to yi^ 
Elizabeth I also bequeath one Guiny as a token of my love. This my last Will 
and Testament I have dictated from the beginning to the End, being through the 
mercy of God of clear sense and perfect use of Reason. April Wednesday IZ^ 

I do appoint my dear and trusty ff^einds M' Jeremiah Holwey Sen', D' Chancy, 
M' Alexander Doleman, M' John Richardson, and M' Edmond Reddish; or any 
two of them to be my Overseers of this my last Will and Testament. It is my 
Will and I shall require it of my Son Jeremiah my sole Executor y^ ho take a 
care of the civil and Religious Education of my Grandchilde, Anne Blinman, 
until she be fit to be put abroad ; he shall be supplied w^ divers things towards 
her maintenance both by her Mother and by the Keepers of the Keys of her 
Trunk before specified and this is the Conclusion of this my last will and Testa- 

Witnesses: Sam. Lloyd Richard /ga-iN 

John Drew Blinman vo^ai; 

Christopher Roberts 

Proved at Bristol, July 26, 1687. 

[What follows is endorsed on the Will.] 

A Catalogue of Books w^** I bequeath to my Son & Daughter Bows.. 

Mr. Biirronsrhes two volumes on Hosea. 

Dr. Thorn: Goodwin's works in one vol: 4^. 

Symp>oirs Cbiirch History. 

Luther on the Galatians. 

Mr. Stukely's Gospel-Glass rep'^senting the Miscarriages of English Professors. 

Mr. Mall's offer of help to sufferings [sic], 

Mr. Britljjcs seasonable truths in y® worst &c. 

Mr. Hows life & Death. 

The Man of Sin. 

Mr. Rich: Mather's life & Death, w^ divers others in the same Vol : 

2 of David's Psalm books. 

12 fnindbj ansictrs to If: D: about &c. 

12 li^jotjitdfrs to H: I): his reply, 

A faithfull Discovery of a Treacherous design of Mystlcall Antichrist. 

The Morning Exercise ag* Popery in Lecture sermons preached atSouthwark. 

Mr. VavaM>r Powells* (Concordance. 

Sclater's Exposition with notes on the 1 Ep: to the Thessalonians. 

My best Culpeper's Dispensatory. 

A Catalogue of books w^^ 1 bequeath to my Son & Daugh: Acourt. 

The Epistle of Giklas. 

Mr. Dicksonns Explanation of the Ep: of Paul to the Hebrews. 

A frindly tiebate between Satan & Sherlock. 

Dr. Owen's mortiflcation of sin in beleivers. 

A Confession of ffaith owned by the Elders in New Eng: 

Articles of Christian Religion by Authority of Par*. 

Eiisteljius's Ecclesiastical History. 

1 of David's psalm books. 

Mr. Mall's Exhortation to Holy living. 

• ViT. Pnwc'll, Chaplam of M. Gen. Thomas Harrison in Wales, and called by Woods, 
i". his Fa.-'ti Oxon, ** a giddy headed person and second brother to Hugh Peters." 
VOL. LIV. 4 

44 Settlers of Cheater, If. S. 

Mr. Wills [«'c] Vindication of Infant Baptism. 
The Historycal Books of y« Holy Scriptures by Leonard Horiv . ^ 
Biskbeck's Frotestants Evidence. ^^ '. 

Mr. Walker on the Sabbath. ^ -5. ^ " 

A Catalogue of books w** I bequeath to my Son & Dan. ^ •- 

Mr. Hugh Feters' last Legacy. ' - ^ 

A Call from Heaven by Increase Mather. ^ *■- 

Christian & Conjugal Councel ; 1 of David's Psalms. '^— ., 

Mr. Shepherd's Sermons vpon the wise & foolish Virgliis. "^^ 

The office & nse of the moral Law by Mr. Hinde. "^ 

Culpeper's Dispensatory w*** a red Cover. 

A Catalogue of books w** I bequeath to my Son Nath 

S»" Charles Wolseloy's reasonablenes of Christian belief. 

Die: AmbrosU Coelpini. 

Operu Theologicoru Hieron; Zanchii Tomas tertins. 

Syntagma Theologia? Chrlstiane ab amando Polano. 

Andrefe Rivetl dispntationes. ^ 

Hieron : Zanchii Miscellaneoru lib: 8. 

My Pocket Latin Bible. -^ 

My Pocket Greek Testament. 

Biillinger's Decades, in small folio. , 

Bishop Abemethy*s Treatise containing Physlck for 8- 

Stephanus' his Lexicon. 

A Catalogue of books w^ I bequeath to my Dar 
1 of David's Psalm books. 

A Disswasive from Conformity to the World by H: 8 
God, a Christian's choice by Samuel Vinny. "^ 

Benefleld's Commentary on the 1 chap: Amos. 




Contributed by Mi«8 Emily W. LsAYiTTr 

Rev. John Seccombe, born in Medfort 
H. U. 1728, settled over the Congregati> ... 
Mass., 1733. He was of a humorous, j* ''***i'. 
parish difficulties had arisen and been sett- "Hrjii, 
dismission, then started as a " Congregati 
ter, Lunenburg county, Nova Scotia. I 
the very day he sailed from Boston, 17f 
until about 1769. It is a small nianu 
four, written in a firm, even, scholar! 
grayish brown paper covers. In it h'%^^ 
signed solely for the use and improvem* "' ^ 
its end was the following valuable lw^.i. 
outer cover is written in bold character '^ "V; ^ ,. 
of the prominent Chester men, and ii '" '-^^kii. 


■ r. 

1900.] Settlers of Chester, IT. 8. 45 

presented it to the Nova Scotia Historical Society, who now hold it, 
in company with a book of like dimensions written by John Sec- 
oombe*8 daughter, whose beautiful penmanship closely resembles her 
fiitber's, and whose record, starting in 1753, while they were still in 
their Harvard home, and continued until 1769, supplies many items 
that her merry father*s lacks. 

Timothy Houghton, Bolton, wife and 3 children. 

Major John Shepherd, Stoughton 

Benjamin Bridge, wife, 3 children 

Samuel Waters, wife, 1 child, 

Ralph Nesham, wife, 1 child 

Bruen Vomkes Comings, wife 2 children, 

Isaiah Thomas, wife, 5 children, from Kingstown, 

Nathan Woodbury, wife, 3 children 

Samuel Jenoison, wife, 1 child, from Littleton, 

David Miller, from Middlebury. single, 

Jeremiah Rogers, wife, 7 children, Hanover, 

Tliomas Rogers, single. Hanover, 

Simon Floyd, single, Halifax, 

Thomas Floyd, single, Halifax, 

John Records, wi[e, 4 children, Pembroke, 

Isaac Watson, wife, 4 children, Plymptown, 

Joseph Whittemore, wife, 2 children, Shrewsbury, 

Aaron Mason, wife, 5 children, Marlborough, 

John Houghton, single, Bolton 

Nathaniel Turner, wife, 2 children, Lancaster, 

Joseph Turner, single, Lancaster, 

Thomas Grant, wife, 3 children, Lancaster, 

Patrick Sutherland, Esq. 

Robert Melvin, 4 children, Concord, 

John Mason, single, Lexington, 

Elea«er Kamlen, wife, 3 children, Pembroke, 

Israel Lovet, single, Piscataqiui 

Thomas Armstrong, wife, 4 children, Casco Bay, 

Nicholas Corney, single, Casco Bay, 

Jonathan Prescott, son of Captain Jonathan Prescott, of Halifax, 

Philip Knaut, wife, 3 children, Lunenburg, 

Adolph Wiederholtz and son Francis, 9 years, Lunenburg 

John Lonus, Lunenburg 

George Collicut, wife, 1 child, Halifax, 

Captain John Atwonl wife, 1 child, 

John Crook, wife, 2 children, Lunenburg 

Abraham Bradshaw, wife, ') cliildren, Lexington 

Edmister Hammond, single, Rochester 

Nathaniel Leonard, Major Shepherd's grandson, Stoughton 

These are obliged to have houses built in Chester this fall with inhabi- 
tants in them. 

From Rev. John Seccombe*s Diary, who went from Harvard, Mass. to 
Chester, N. S. 

46 Nicholas Munger of Gruil/ordj Conn. [Jan. 

July 30, 1759 

Set sail from Boston in a sloop The crew were Captain, Robert*Mc€rown 
and son Robert mate, Robert Mountgomery Gregory Brass, of Hingham, 
Walter Bourk, from Ireland, passenger, 
Thomas Partridge, hired in the vessel, 
Captain James Nickols, Boston, passenger, 
Stephen Greenleaf of Bolton, passenger 
Jonas and Ebenezer Cutler, sutlers, from Halifax, 
Captain Timothy Houghton, wife and 8 children 
Aaron Mason, wife and 5 children 
Joseph Whittemore, wife and 2 children 
Robert Melvin, of Concord 
John Houghton, of Bolton 
Sarah Brinley, of New Rutland 

[Note. — Rev. Mr. Seccombe was the author of the famous humorous poem, 
"Father Abbey's Will," which was published in May, 1782, both in the Gentle- 
man's Magazine and in the European Magazine. It was reprinted in the Mas- 
sachusetts Magazine in November, 1794, and in 1854 by John Langdon Sibley, 
in a pamphlet with introduction and biographical note. See Drake's Dictionary 
of American jBioflrrapAy.— Editor.] 


Ck)mpiled by the Hon. R. D. Smtth and communicated by Bernard C. Steinbr. 

1. Nicholas^ Hunger was a step-son of Henry Goldam, an early 
settler of Guilford, and probably came thither with his step-father. He 
was probably the son of Frances, the wife of Henry Goldam and had a half- 
sister, Susannah Goldam, who married John Bishop, Jr. of GuiKord. 
Goldam had no other children, and by his will (Town Records, Vol. c, folio 
104) dated July 9, IGGl, left to Nicholas Munger, his **son in law," "all 
my land in the Neck, paying myself, if demanded durbig my life time, 
one barley corn by the year by way of acknowledgement, and, after 
my death, if my wife shall survive and shall demand the same, the sum of 
five bushels of whete by the year, but if she miss demanding in or at the 
very expiring of the year, then to be free from any payment that present 
year, and at the death of my foresaid wife, to be to him fully and freely and 
to his heirs forever." Mrs. Frances Goldham survived her husband and 
died on January 13, 1671. The land left Nicholas Munger was situated on 
the north bank of the Neck River on the {>ublic road, and he is supposed 
to have settled thereon as early as 1G51. He married Sarah Hull on June 
2, 1659, and died on October 16, 1668. His age is not known, but he was 
probably not beyond middle life. His widow married Dennis Crampton in 
1669 and died on January 31, 1689. Munger was one of the poorer 
planters and seems to have been somewhat disorderly in his youth. The 
following letter, dated October 4, 1668, is interesting. It was copied by the 
writer. Dr. Bray or Bryan Rossiter, on a fly leaf of one of his medical 
books — " Francisci Yalesii Ck)varrobien8i8 in Libros Hippocratis de Morbii 

1900.] Nicholas Hunger of Guilford^ Conn. Al 

popularibus Commentaria/' which book is now in the library of Trinity 
College, Hartford, Connecticut. " Deacon George Bartlett : I have been 
often Bollicited to doe for Nico. Monger in his sad condition, and have oft 
visited him and administered in time of his distemp : since his sores break- 
ing out and running I have seen them, used meanes to dense them and have 
from time to time informed them that he must have constant attendence, 
and be under a course of phisick if his life be saved, if meanes be not used 
he will live long in misery, if much meanes be used it is not for one man to 
beare the burden neyther is one only called to shew mercy. I have not re- 
fused to attend him, but rather desyre some other and I will be double my 
pportion towards the expence. Whoever attends him, it will be double the 
charge to attend him in the place where he is, wherever comfortable dyet 
must be sutable to his weaknes and distress and attendance added beyond 
wt his wife can doe, a society of Indians ioyne helpfullnes to one of there 
owne in distress, he must take a course of phisick to Divert the currant of 
humors if one running sore be healed, the humors will have vent at another 
place, and prsently will be another swelling they say he is to weake to take 
phisick, but tis a stronger thing to dy then to take phisick, and if he becomes 
tenn times weaker, yet then he must take phisick or dy. these things I 
write to discharge myself and let the loss of life and neglect of mercy ly at 
the right doore." 

In addition to the land on the Neck, Nicholas Hunger bought from 
George Hiland the homelot, containing an acre and an half bought by Hi- 
land or Highland from Thomas Betts, " lying in the Plaine, fronting up to 
the street near agt Mr. Whitfields rearing back to the swamp, the lands of 
the sd Mr. ^Vliitfield lying next on the South." 

The children of Nicholas and Sarah (Hull) Munger were : 

2. i. John,* b. April 26, 1660; d. Nov. 3, 1732. 

3. ii. Samuel, b. 1G65; d. March 6, 1717. 

2. JoHN^ MiNGER {Nicholas^), lived in Guilford, and married Mary 

Evarts, June 3, 1084. She died June, 1734. He was a weaver 
and had a list in 1716 of £130 6. 3. 
His children were : 

i. Mary', b. Jan. 16. 1685-6; d. youner. 

4. ii. John, b. Aug. 19, 1687; d. Oct. 5, 1752. 

iii. Mary, b. Aui?. 19, 1689; d. March 18, 1722; ra. Joshua Leete of 
Guilford, June 26. 1709. He d. April 21, 1742. 

Iv. Abigail, b. Feb. 26, 1691 ; d. Oct. 23, 1760; m. Jonathan Dudley of 
Guilford, Auff. 6, 1712. He died Jan. 4, 1750. 

5. v. Ebknkzer, b. July 4, 1693; d. June 29, 1729. 
vi. Caleb, b. May 16. 1695; d. young. 

6. vii. Jonathan, b. April 14, 1697. 

7. viii. JosiAH, b. July 20, 1704; d. Feb. 21, 1780. 
ix. Raciikl, b. 1706 ; imbecile. 

3. Samuel' Munger {Nicholas^), by Andrew Leete, Assistant, married 

to Sarah Hand, daughter of Joseph, Oct. 11, 1088. She married 2d, 
Caleb Woodworth, and died August 1, 1751. Samuel Munger 
lived in East Guilford and had a list of £56 11. 0. in 1716. In 
161)6 he was permitted to build a Sabbath Day house in Guilford. 
His children were : 

8. i. SAMUEL^ b. Feb. 7, 1690; d. May, 1728. 

9. ii. Joseph, b. Jan. 19, 1693; d. 

iii. Sarah, b. March 16, 1694-6; ra. Shipraan. 

iv. Deliverance, b. March 12, 1697; ra. Richard Murough of Coven- 

48 Nicholas Munger of Guilford^ Conn. [Jan. 

Y. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 26, 1699. 
10. Yl. Jambs, b. May 15, 1701; d. Jan. 10. 1781. 

Til. Annb, b. Feb. 1, 1703; m. Daniel Colton of Killingworth, Oct. 18, 

viil. Janb, b. Feb. 27, 1706 ; m. Caleb Woodworth, probably her step- 

4. John* Hunger, Jr. (John,^ Nicholas^), of East Guilford, had a list 

of £47 4. 0. He married Deborah French, 1710. She died March 
Their children were : 

I. Dinah*, b. April 6, 1712, at Durham ; m. Dea. David Dudley, Oct. 

12. 1733. 

II. Lucy, b. Sept. 10, 1713, at Durham ; m. Justus Hall, March 6, 1740. 
lU. John, b. May 16. 1715; d. single. Oct. 1, 1787. 

iv. Jehiel, b. Feb. 18, 1717; d. April 3, 1761. 

Y. Reuben, b. March 10, 1719; d. young. 

vl. HuLDAii, b. Jan. 20. 1721 ; m. Moses Blachley, Jan. 16, 1744. 

Yll. Mary, b. May 13, 1723 ; m. John Allls, Feb. 3, 1742-3. 

vlll. Wait, b. March 28. 1728; d. 1777. He lived in East Guilford and 
married Lydia Kelscy, May 21, 1762. Their children were: 1. 
Lydia, b. Nov. 8, 1753; a. July 11, 1827; m. Simeon Dudley, 
-who died March 18, 1836. aged 84. 2. Lyman, b. 1756; m. 
Elizabeth Coe. 3. Lucy, b. 1760; d. single, Dec. 20, 1844. 4. 
Jehiel, b. March 24, 1763; d. single, March 31, 1841. 5. Sarah, 
b. 1766; d. Aug. 6. 1843; m. Timothy Dowd, Jr., of East Guil- 
ford, who d. May 28, 1836, aged 66. 

ix. Bebecca, b. 1731 ; m. Ebenezcr Dudley, Sept. 16. 1760. 

5. Ebenezer* Hunger {John,^ Nicholas^), of East Guilford, married Ist, 

Anne Scranton, May 27, 1717. She died April 20, 1725. 2d, 
Susannah Hubbard of Haddam, July 6, 1726. After his death she 
married Josiah Crampton of Guilford, Feb. 14, 1733, who died Feb. 
12, 1776. She lived until March 25, 1788. Ebenezer Hunger's 
list in 1716 was £34. 

By his first wife, his children were : 

i. Ebenezer.* b. Sept. 3, 1718; d. June 20, 1793; m. Anna Lee, 
daughter of Jonathan, May 3. 1742. She died Aug. 22, 1788. 
Their children were: 1. Anne,^ b. Jan. 28, 1743; d. Dec. 28, 
1821 ; m. Caleb Dudley of Guilford. Jan. 18, 1769. He d. Sept. 
14, 1802. 2. Olive, b. Oct. 10. 1747 ; d. Dec. 3. 1800; ra. Samuel 
Dudley of Guilford, Oct. 10, 1797. He d. Dec. 17, 1819. 8. 
Ebenezer, b. June 3, 1765; d. April 10. 1831; ra. Sarah Graves, 
daughter of Nathaniel. She d. Jan. 1839. aged 77. 4. Jesse, b. 
Aug. 20, 1757; d. 1840; lived at Bergen, N. T., and m. Eliza 
Hotchkiss, daughter of David of Woodbury, who d. aged 89, 
Nov. 1-845. 

ii. Caleb, b. Sept. 24, 1722 ; d. Feb. 15, 1797. Lived at North Bristol 
(now North Madison), and was deacon in the church there; m. 
Sarah Stannard. Nov. 6, 1747. She d. July 6, 1817. Their 
childi-en were : 1. Sarah,^ b. Oct. 19, 1748; m. Miles Munger, 
her cousin, and d. Nov. 9, 1824. 2. Azubah, b. May 23, 1762; 
ra. Benjamin Norton of Killingworth, Rutland (?) and East 
Bloomfleld. 3. Elias, b. Feb. 17, 1756, moved to Rutland, Vt., 
about 1798. 4. Hannah, b. Dec. 6, 1757; m. Josiah Munger, 
her cousin. 6. Eber, b. March 10, 1762; d. May 16, 1836; m. 
July 11. 1791. Clorinda Baclcus (b. June 25, 1770), daughter of 
Rev. Simon of North Bristol, who d. 1864. 6. Bela, b. June 1, 
1766; d. March 16,1781. 

ill. Reuben, b. March 28, 1725; removed to Norfolk, Connecticut, 
about 1770; m. June 18, 1748, Elizabeth, daughter of Jonathan 
Dudley of East Guilford. Their children were: 1. Nathaniel^* 

1900.] Nicholas Hunger of Ouilford, Conn. 49 

b. Jan. 80, 1749; removed to Norfolk 1769. 2. Abigail, b. Aag. 
80, 1750. 8. Beuhen, b. April 22, 1752; d. April 16, 1758. 4. 
Be^iben, b. Feb. 26, 1764. 5. Jonathan, b. Nov. 80, 1765. 6. 
Elizabeth, b. Jan. 27, 1758. 7. Elizur, b. 1760. 8. Edward. 9. 
Dudley, 10. Samuel. 
iv. Simeon, b. March 28, 1726; d. May 11, 1726. 

The only child of Ebenezer and Susannah (Hubbard) Hunger 

V. Simeon, b. April 6, 1727; d. March 16, 1815; lived in East Guil- 
ford ; m. Sarah, daughter of Josiah Scranton, July 8, 1761. She 
d. Dec. 16, 1816, aged 83. Their children were; 1. Simeon,* b. 
Dec. 7, 1762; d. Oct. 1833. He was a goldsmith, and lived in 
Redding, Connecticut; m. Lois Lyon there. 2. Capt. Josiah, b. 
Oct. 16, 1764; d. Aug. 1838; m. 1st, Anne Lee, daugliter of 
Jonathan, March 22, 1780. She d. Nov. 8, 1799. aged 43; 2d, 
Hannah Coe, who d. June 14, 1887. 8. Mary, b. Nov. 8, 1766 ; d. 
June, 1840; m. 1st, Andrew Leete Stone of East Guilford, Jan. 
4, 1781. He d. Feb. 8, 1786. 2d, Samuel Hoyt of East Guilford, 
who d. Oct. 5, 1826. 4 Wyllys, b. Feb. 9, 1761; d. Jan. 31, 
1836; m. Jan. 19, 1785, Hester Hand, daughter of Daniel, who 
died March 12, 1846, 'aged 86. 5. Mabel, b. Dec. 17, 1762; d. 
Nov. 19, 1833; m. Timothy Graves of East Guilford, May 20, 
1785. He d. Jan. 6, 1849, aged 90. 

6. Jonathan* Munoer (John,^ Nicholas^), lived in Woodbury, Con- 

necticut, and married Ist, Sarah Graves, Jan. 4, 1721, who died 
Dec 31, 1725 ; 2d, Aggephe Lewis, July 10, 1728. She died Feb. 
18, 1757. 

By his first wife, his children were : 

i. Jonathan,* b. Jan. 19, 1722; m. Lois Morse, Oct. 6, 1748, and 

had Elihu L.. of Litchfield, 
il. Sarah, b. Oct. 14, 1723; m. Joseph Wilcox, Sept. 17, 1764. 
iii. Daniel, b. Aug. 26, 1725. 

The children of Jonathan and Aggephe (Lewis) Hunger were : 
iv. Bknjamin, b. July 2, 1731. 
V. Chlok, b. Dec. 12, 1732; d. young, 
vi. CiiLOE, b. June 2, 1734 ; m. Giles Kilbourne of Litchfield, a famous 

church builder, and d. Oct. 10, 1824. He d. Sept. 13, 1797. 
vii. Joel, b. Dec. 19, 1735. 

7. JosiAH* MuNGEK (John,^ Nicholas^), of East Guilford, married Eliza- 

beth Hubbard of Iladdam, July 24, 1727. She died March IG, 1778. 
Their children were : 

i. Elizabeth,* b. Nov. 1, 1728; d. Oct. 19, 1736. 

ii. JosiAH, b. March 8, 1732; d. Sept. 1, 1752. 

iii. TiMOTUY, b. Sept. 5. 1735; removed to New Durham, N. Y., in 
1785; ni. 1st, Mabel Stevens, Nov. 20, 1757; 2d, Rebeoca Evarts, 
Aufj. 28, 1705; 3(1, Lorain Murray. By his first wife he had: 
1. Timothy,^ b. Oct. 20, 1758. 2. Joaiah, h. Oct. 2, 17G0; d. 
Dec. 27, 1822; lived at North Bristol, and m. Dec. 9, 1785, his 
cousin, Hannah Munger. 3. Linus, b. Oct. 30, 17G3; in. 1st, 

Elizabeth Field, who d. April 29, 1792; 2d, Julia ; lived 

at Claremont. N. H. By his first wife he had no children. The 
chiUh*cn of Tlmothv ami Rebecca (Evarts) Mnnger were : 4. 
Behecca, b. Dec. 19*, 17G5. 5. Mabel, b. Julv 9, 17G9; d. Aug. 
25, 1771. G. Titus, b. .Jan. 4, 1772; d. Aug. 25, 1772(?). 

iv. Milks,-* b. May 31, 1739; d. Nov. 13, l82G;ni. his cousin, Sarah 
Munger, and lived in North Bristol. Their children were: 1. 
Chauticy, b. Aug. IG, 17G8; d. Dec. 3, 1820; m. Jerusha, daugh- 
ter of Asa'Dowd, who d. aged G3, in Feb., 1835, and lived in 
North Bristol. 2. Joel, b. Sept. 23, 1772; d. Sept. 16, 1838; 

50 Records of District of Carlisle^ Mass. [Jan. 

m. Mary Blachley, daughter of Joshaa, Jan. 8, 1798. She d. 
Jone 17, 1838, aged 88. They lived in North Bristol (now 
North Madison). 8. Chloe, b. Jnly 21, 1777; lived in Gnilford 
and d. single. July 21, 1842. 4. Miles, b. Feb. 12, 1781 ; d. Feb. 
25, 1858 ; m. Rachel, daughter of John Grumley, June 26, 1808. 
She d. April 6, 1862. They Uved in Guilford. 

8. Samuel* Hunger, Jr. {Samuely^ Nicholas^), lived in Guilford until 

1726, when he removed to Brimfield, Mass. He married Dorothy, 
daughter of James Evarts, April 6, 1710. 
Their children were : 

i. SuBRiNT,* b. Jan. 5, 1711. 
ii. Samuel, b. Oct. 5, 1712. 
ill. Elnathan, b. July 24, 1714. 

9. Joseph* Munger (Samuel,^ Nicholas^) ^ was a shoemaker, and had a 

list of £35 in 1716. He lived in Guilford and married 1st, 

Ingham ; 2d, Miriam Pond, Oct. 6, 1726. 

By his first wife he had : 
i. Samuel,* b. 

The children of Joseph and Miriam (Pond) Munger were : 

li. Billy, b. July 18, 1727. 

ill. Increase. 

iv. Abner. 

V. Philip. 

10. James* Munger {Samuel^ Nicholas^), of East Guilford, married Ist, 

Susannah Peyer, Dec 18, 1723 ; 2d, Hannah. 

Of which wife his children were bom is uncertain. They were : 

i. Sybill,* b. Aug. 2, 1725 ; m. Nathan Dudley, Jan. 7, 1748. 

ii. Sarah, b. Feb. 10, 1729; m. Joseph Wilcox, Sept. 17, 1764. 

iii. James, b. Feb. 18, 1732; lived In Bergen, N. Y. ; m. Irene Hill, 
daughter of Dea. Timothy. Their children were: I, Albert.^ 
2. Emeline. 3. Irene, who d. of scarlet fever. 

iv. Levi, b. July 24. 1736. 

V. Timothy, b. Aug. 9, 1739. 

yi. Susannah, b. Nov. 24, 1741 ; d. July 18, 1763; m. Scloh Murray of 
East Guilford, who d. aged 81, April 14, 1820. 


Contributod by Robebt T. Swan, Commissioner of Public Records of Massachusetts. 

April 19, 1754, a part of the town of Concord was established 
as the District of Carlisle (Province Laws, Vol. iii., p. 729), 
which was to have all the privileges of a town, excepting the privi- 
lege of choosing a representative to the General Court, in choosing 
whom the inhabitants were to join with the inhabitants of Concord. 
October 6, 1758, the district was annexed to Concord (Mass. 
Archives, Vol. cxvii., p. 206). 

1900.] Records of District of Oarlishy Mass. 51 

April 28, 1780, parts of Acton, Billerica, Chelmsford and Con- 
cord were established as the District of Carlisle, and by an Act 
of February 18, 1805, the district was made a town. 

A few of the records and papers belonging to the original dis- 
trict have recently come into my hands, and in them are found the 
entries which follow. Some of these can be found in the printed 
volume of births, marriages and deaths of Concord, taken from 
various sources, but others are probably not a matter of record in 
any other place. 

The Certificits of marriges which I have Given out in the year 1754 are 
as follows first to mr Benjamin Safford of New Epswich and Prudence 
Meluen of Carlisle have been Published a^eeble to Law Dated August 
26"* 1754 John Hart well Clerk for Carlisle 

This may cartifie that John Jones the third of Concord & Phebe Brewer 
of Carlisle have been Published agreeable to Law Dated October 21"* 1754 
atts John Hart well Clerk for Carlisle 

Tliis may Cartifie that the Porposal of marrige Betwen mr Benjamin 
Wood of C'arlisle & mr Elizabeth Swallow of Chelmsford have been Pub- 
lished a<rreeable to Law Dated Carlisle march 25"* 1755 atte John Hart- 
well Clerk for Carlisle 

This may Cartifie that the Porposal of marrige Betwen mr Samuel Ho»- 
mer of Concord & mis Anne Pariin of Carlisle have been Published 
agreeable to Law Dated Carlisle march 25"* 1755 

atts John Hartwell Clerk for Cariisle 

This may Cartifie that the Porposal of marrige Betwen David Hartwell 
& mis Rachel Woolley both of Carlisle have been Published ajnrreeable to 
Law Dated Cariisle march 25"^ 1755 atts John Hartwell Ckrk for Car- 

This may Cartifie that the Porposal of marrige Betwen mr Benjamin 
Wetherl>e of Lunenburg & mis Kezia mimroe of Carlisle have been Pub- 
li«hetl agreeable to Law Dated Carlisle October 13"* 1755 Att« John 
Hartwkll Clerk for Carlisle 

This may Cartifie that the Porposal of marrige Betwen mr Ezra Blood 
of Carlisle & mis Lucy Eveleth of Sudbury have been Published agreeable 
to Law Dated Carlisle November 15"* 1755 

Atts John Hartwkll Clerk for Carlisle. 

A Por|)os of marriage Int<inded Betwen mr James Chandler of Concord 
an<i mis Mary Whitaker of Carlisle 

Dated at Cariisle January 24^^ 1756 

John Hartwell Clerk for Carlisle 

This may Certifie that the Porposal of marriage Betwen mr. James 
Chandler of Concord and mis Mary Whitiiker of Carlisle have been Pub- 
lished agreeable to Law Dated at Carlisle February"' 1756 
alts John Hartwell Clerk for Carlisle 

A Reconl of sume of the Death of Parsons who Died In Carlisle when I 
was Clerk is as follows viz 

Sarah Townshan Departed this Life November the fourth 1755 & in the 
tliirty year of her age 

Josiah Blood three children Departed tliis Life Sume time in the Latter 
end of Mav or tlie first of June 1754 

52 Records of District of Carlisle j Mass. [Jan. 

Cap* Eleazer Meluen Departed this Life October 18"* : 1754 In the fifteth 

Second year of his age. 

P^phraim Stow wife Departed this Life September 1"* : 1754 

Eunis Blood Daughter of John Blood Departed this Life November 13*^ : 

The widow Mary Meluen Departed this Life November the 20th : 1754 
Simon Farrar Son of Jonathan Farrar Departed Life September 13*** : 


Deborah Longly Departed this Life December 15"*: 1754 

Lois Puffer Daughter of Jonathan Puffer & Mary his wife Departed this 

Life December 30^**: 1754 

Mr. Eleazer Brown Departed this Life April 3"* : 1755 In the seventy 

ninth year of his age &c 
Mr David Whitaker Departed this Life April 8"* : 1755 In the eighty 

first year of his age 

Benjamein Brown Lost two children April 2 & 3"* : 1755 

Sarah Flagg wife of Joseph Flagg Departed this Life April 19"*: 1755 

& in the fifty six year of her age &c 

Luke Davis Son of Nehemiah Davis & Dorothy his wife Departed this 

Life October 18*»*: 1755 

A Record of the Birth of Sume of the Children of Carlisle that was Bom 
when I was Clerk : April 1754 &c Viz as follows 

Joshua Meluen Son of Cap* Eleazer Meluen & Mary his wife was Bom 
March th 5"*: 1754 

Nathan Farrar Son of Henry Farrar & Sarah his wife was Bom Decem- 
ber 6"*: 1742 

Ebenezer Farrar Son of Henry Farrar & Sarah his wife was Bom 
October 9"*: 1745 

Samuel Brown Son of Deca Ephraim Brown & Abigail his wife was Bom 
Febmary 18"*: 1752 

John Hodgman Son of John Hodgman & Lois his wife was Bom Janu- 
ary the fourth : 1755 

John Ilartwell Son of Simon Hartwell & Mary his wife was Born April 
10"*: 1753 

Mary Ilartwell Daughter of Simon Hatwell & Mary his wife was Bom 
August 18*^: 1755 

Lucy Tempel Daughter of Benjamin Temple & Abigail his wife was 
Bora May 14"*: 1755 

Dolly Davis Daughter of Nehemiah Davis & Dorothy his wife was Bom 
June 22"*: 1755 

Ephraim Farrar Son of Ephraim Farrar & Mary his wife was Born 
December 17"*: 1755 

Marcy Buttrick Daughter of Samuell Buttrick & Elizabeth his wife was 
Born October W^\ 1755 

Hephzibah Brown Daughter of Boza Brown & Hannah his wife was 
Born December 28"*: 1755 

Rachel Harris Daughter of Jonathan Harris & Mary his wife was Bom 
July 15th: 1755 

Sarah Hartwell Daughter of David Hartwell & Rachel his wife was Bom 
September 5"*: 1757 

Simon Hartwell son of Simon Hartwell & Mary his wife was Born Octo- 
ber 3"* 1757 

1900.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 53 

Mary Brown Daughter of Boza Brown & Hannah his wife was Bom 
September 3«*»: 1754 

William Buttrick son of Samuell Buttrick & Elizabeth his wife was Bom 
July 18*»»: 1754 

Manr Buttrick Daughter of Samuell Buttrick June & Lucy his wife was 
Bora December 8"» 1754 

Hephzibah Parlin Daughter of John Farlin Juner & Margret his wife 
was bom February 22"»: 1753 

Betty Kibbe Daughter of Samuell Kebbe & Elizabeth his wife was bom 
July 18"»: 1746 

Molley Kibbe Daughter of Samuell Kibbe & Elizabeth his wife was 
Bora April 22*^: 1751 

Bulah Kibbe Daughter of Samuell Kibbe & Elizabeth his wife was Bom 
Octob3r21»»: 1753 

Hephzibah Farrah Daughter of Olever Farrar & Mary his wife was Born 
March 15"»: 1754 

David Meluen Son of David Meluen & Abigal his wife was Bora Decem- 
ber 19«»: 1751 

SamueU Meluen Son of David Meluen & Abigal his wife was Bora 
April 25«^: 1754 

Jonathan Palmer Son of Jonathan Palmer & Elizabeth his wife was 
Bora June 2">: 1754 

Luke Davis Son of Nehemiah Davis & Dorothy his wife was Bom June 
le*': 1754 

David Hartwell Son of David Hartwell & Rachel his wife was Born 
October 14^: 1759 


By Edw. Dovbleday Harbis, Esq., of New York City. 
[Continued from Volume 63, page 416.] 

Shelter Island. 

Shelter Island, sitaated in the waterway between the two eastern penin- 
sulas of Long Island, and equidistant from the to.vns of Southold and 
Easthampton, is of very irregular shape, with an extreme length in one 
direction of about six miles, and in the other of al>out four. Formerly be- 
longing to Southold, in 1730 it was incorporated as a separ.ite township. 
The Sylvesters were, for a time, its sole owners, parting with portions in 
1695 to William Nicholl and Geors^e Havens. 

The burial ground from which these inscriptions were taken is near the 
geographical centre of the islan<l. It is in two parts, the larger being on 
the south side of the road, and opposite the Presbyterian church edifice, 
while the smaller is in the rear of that building, and on the north side 
of the roa<l. All epitaphs of date prior to 1800, which were found there in 
August, 1881, are here printed. A small private ground of the NicoU 
Family, about three miles to the south, contauied in 1883 no old inscrip- 

54 Ancient Burial- Gfrounds of Long Island. [Jan. 

In Memory of 

MABT, wife of 


who died June 80tli, 

1792, in the SOth year 

of her age. 

Elizabeth y« Daughter of George & Jemima Daval died Dec. \9>^ 1759 Aged 9 

Frances Daughter of James & Elizabeth Havens; died Ang» lO^^ 1768 in 
the 21^ year of her Age. 

Sarah Daughter of James and Elizabeth Havens ; died Aug^ 21«< 1790 In the 
6**» year of her Age. 

Time each moment play 
Hia little weapon in the narrow 

of 9Voeet dome/tick Comfort 

and cuts down 
the faireft Bloom offublunary 



Son of 

James & Elizabeth 


was drowned Oct' 6"» 1789 

In the 13*^ year of his Age 

(together with Mr, Samuel Stratten 

to whom he was Apprentice) 

They were lovely in their Lives 

And in their Death 

were not Devided. 

In Memory of 

M' William Havens In Memory of 

who departed this Life Define wife of 

May y 4tt» 1763 William Havens 

In the 44"» Year & Daughter of William 

of his Age & Sarah Havens who 

died Nov 5^ 1771 

In Memory of in the 22* year of her ag« 

Sarah Wife of the Bifinq Morning can't 

William Havens Affure 

who died Oct' 8»*» that wefhall end the day 

1 769 for death ftands ready 

Aged 60 Years at the door 

to fieze our lives away. 

Sacred to the Memory 

of Mifs Elmira Havens, 

Daughter of Obadiah 

and Phebe Havens, 

who departed this life 

Feb. 27, 1779 in the 24 

year of her age. 

With calm ferenity fhe closed 

. her eyes 

Onfublunary things. 

Her foul took flight to worlds 

beyond the fkies 

On bright cherubic wings 

^ncieii^ .Burial-Grounds of Lojig Idanc 

Here lyes y* Body of 


Pliebe Haveoa Bm*^ 


of M' Wimam & M* 

Jemima the Wife of 

B*Tth BjiTens, Who 

Mr George Daval 

Died Octo"" r 28*"* 

who die<J July y 8^»i 

^^ 1755 In r **** Tear ^^ 

^^^ A.D. 1761 in y tiSt*, 
^^^^ Year of her Age. ^g 

^^^ of ber Age ^^ 

In Memofy of 
]i» AmiA Fof dicik 

Wife of 

DoetF Tlio> Fof dici: 

of Hew Iiondon 

and Denghter of 

Jonfttban Hsyena Xf <f 

of Uili Ifland, 

who Died 8^24* 1781 

A|^ 58 reus. 

^1763 I 

Here lyes y Body of 

Mary Ann Fordick Dang*' 

of Mf Thomas & M" Anna 

Fofdick, Who Died Jan^r U^ ] 

Aged 10 Months & 12 Days 

Save frnltlefs tears & we^p no more 

this Babe's not loft but gone before 

Death's a Hayen towards which 

an windj* drive 

And where at laft each J 

Mortal muXt arrive^ M 

In Memory of 

Obftdlali HftTens 

who died Aog«SS« 



of hie Age 

BleXeed are the Dead 

that Die in the Lord 





JECAF^JTi^ who died 

April W^ 1791 

aged 14 yean 

and 10 mo. 

In Memory of 


who died 

Aag. 22. 1787 


Caleb Havens 

Son of 

Augustus & 
Esther Havens 

died May 2d<i' 1798 
aged 1 month. 

Sally B. Havens 
Daughter of 

Augustus & 
Esther Havens 

died Nov. 14«» 1801 
aged 1 year 5 mo. 
and 10 days. 
Sleep lovely babes till Jtfwt comet 
To raife his army es from t?ie tombs. 

Here lies Buried 

THE Body op 

M" Frances Baker wife 

TO M' Efhraim Baker 

WHO DIED April 24«» 


Aged 21 Years 

In Memory of 

M' Jonathan Havens 

who died Nov 1«* 

AD. 1774 


of hia Age 

56 Ancient Burial- Ormnds of Lmg hUmd. [Jan. 


Bllenor y Wife of of Hannah y« Wife 

Thomas Terry & formerly of Jonathan Havens 

y« Wife of George Havens who died Aag^ y« 4*>» 

died Novem' y« V^ 1747 1754 \ny^e^ Year 

in y* 98* year of her Age 
of Her age 

In Memory of 
M" Margaret Havens 

the Danghtcr of M' JONATHAN 

& M" Catherine Havens 

who was Born Sunday Decem' 

the e^t" 1741 & departed 

this Life on Thnrfday the 

28"» of Septem»>r 1762 

Aged 20 Years 2 Months & 7 days 


of M' Jonathan Havens 

who died Aug^ y 6*»> 

1748 in y 68"» year 

of his age 

In Memory of M" In Memory of 

Catharine Havens M'* Sarah Havens 

the wife of M' the Virtuous Wife of 

Jonathan Haven h M' Nicoll Havens 

who died May 4<i> who Departed this Life 

AD. 1779 the 4«» Day of Au^ift 

In the 70**» year Anno Domini 1767 in the 

of her Age. 87<*» Year of her Age 

In Memory of In Memory of 

Easter Havens Henrietta Havens 

Daur of Mr Nicoll & m« Mr^N^nd m- 

Sarah Havens who was Defire Havens 

born Monday y« 4»»» of Sept' who died April 16«»» 
1759 & departed this life AD 1784 

on Wednesday the 4t»» of In the 3* year 

Au^»» 1762 Aged 2 of her Age 

Years 11 Months 

[On white marble liorizontal tablet on five supports.] 

Sbiis J^tonf ij8 txtHt& 

In Memory of 

Jonathan Nicoll Havens, Ef(f 

a Rcprefentative in the Congrefs 

of the United States. He was cf teemed 

by a numerous acquaintance as a 

man of f uperior talents and 

erudition, a Philosopher, Statefman, 

'and Patriot, and died greatly 

Umented Oct^ 26«»» AD 1799, 

in the 42<^ year of his age. 

1900.] Jmeimt Bwrial-Oraundf nfLong JUmd. 


[te bnywii-ftoiie horlsontal tablet •ajq;K>rted \tf flva oolviDiui.J 

In Memozy of 

mCOLL HAYSNS Esquire, 

who died SeptF T^ AD 1788 

In the M'* year of his a^ 

In Memory of 

SARAH, oonf ort of 


who died Angnft i*^ AD. 1767 

In the 87*^ year of her age. 

In Memory of 

WatTon, Son of 

Mr. Nicoll A Mrs. 

Def Ire Harens 

who died 

March llth 1785, 

in the 6th Tear 

of his Age 

In Memory of 

Jof eph Havens 

Son of M' 

M' Jof eph and M» 

Jemima Havens 

who died Oct' n^ 

AD 1776, 

in the 4«>» year 

of his Age. 

[On Mate tablet Inserted In brown-stone table-tomb.] 

In Memory of 

M" Mabt Havens 

tike VirtuouM Wift 

M' Joseph ELivens 

who departed this Life 

the 90^^ day of Angft 

Anno Domni 1768 

In the 1^ year 

of her Age. 

In Memory of 

M' Jofeph Havens 

who died May 

AD 1776 

in the 61»* year 

of his Age 

In Memory of 

M" Jemima Havens 

the wife of M' 

Jofeph Havens 

who died May 18 

AD 1772 

in the 28^ year 

of her Age 




George & m« 
Patiance Havens 

died deck Y« 2D 1764 

IN memory 

of Patience y« Wife 

of M' George Havens 

who died May y 30'*» 

1762 in the W^ Year 

of her Age 


James Conklinq 

son of M' 

Thomas & M« 
Rachel Conklino 

DIED Oct' 23n 1754 


6 MONTHS & 13 Ds 

In Memory 

of Ruth y« Wife of 

William Havens 

who died Feb 18 

1769 in y« 39 
Year of her Age 

58 Ancient Buried- Ghrounds of Long Island. [Jan. 

In Memory of IN MEMORY of 

John Havens Elizabeth the Wife 

who was drown of Benjamin Woodmff 

ed Oct»>f 6"» 1789 who died Novem' 11 

in the Si'i" year AD 1760 Aged 

of his Age 60 Years 

In Memory of 
Debroah Parker 

Dan' of M' ABRAHAM & 

M" Mary Parker who 

died Octo' the 16"» 1761 
Aged 2 Years 
1 Month & 2 Days 
Sweet Sonl we leave the to thy reft 
Injoye thy Jesns & thy God 
tell wee from bands of Clay Releaft, 
Spring out & Clime the Shineing Road 

In Memory of In Memory of 

Sarah Haim Frankling Davall 

Wife of Son of William 

Henry Hains Davall Jnn' & Mary 

who died Davall he departed 

Ocf 28tt» 1796 this Life Dec»»' 16<»> 

aged 41 years A D 1780 Aged 2 

Alfo years 4 months & 

her infant Henry aged 4 days 

5 months was inter'd Memento Mori 
by her fide 

[On two slate tablets, each 18x25 inches, leaded into the top of a brown-stone 
table-tomb on five supports.] 

Here lies Interreit the Remains of M" 
Mary Sylvester the virtuous Confort 
of Brindley Sylvester Efq. who departed 
this Life March the 1"* 1760/1 in the 
49"» year of her Age. 
Here lies Interred the Remains 

oiBrinley Sylvester Esq^ 

who Departed this Life December the 
24th 1752 In the b^^ year of his Age. 

[On a marble tablet set into the top of a brown-stone table-tomb.] 


In Memory of 


viho died Sep, 26, 1785 

aged 65 years. 

In Memory of 

MARY DERING relict of 

Tho, Bering and daughter 

ofBrinley db Mary Sylvester 

who died Aua. 19, 1794 

aged 70 years. 

1900.] Ancient Burial^ Grounds of Long Island. 59 

Stlveattsr Manor. 

At the northern part of the Island, and near the old Manor House of the 
Sylvesters, b the small family burial ground, containing in 1899 the table- 
tomb recently erected, and a few ancient brown-stone stones. This is 
prolxibly the oldest burial place of the Island. The grave stones of the 
members of the Sylvester family were removed to the church yard in the 
middle of the Island many years ago.* 

[On horizontal tablet of Table*tomb.] 







A.D. 1666; 



















IN 1884 


1610. |or a Memorial leso. 

[Under the table.] 

THOMAS BRTNLKY. King's Auditor, married ANNE WASE. 





[• The inscriptions from the family ground have been furnished through the cour- 
sesy of Mi»« Cornelia Horsford of Cambridge, and Mias Belle Preston, the librarian of 
tae Shelter Island Public Library.] 
TOL. LIV. 5 

60 Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. [Ja 














[On the South Steps.] 

Of the sufferings for conscience* sake of friends of 


Most of whom sought shelter here, including 


Founder of the Society of Quakers, 

And of his followers, 



Who were executed on Boston Common ; 

[On East Steps.] 


Despoiled, imprisoned, starved, whipped, banished, 

Who fled here to die ; 

[On North Steps.] 

DANIEL GOULD, bound to the Gun-carriage and la8hed> 

EDWARD WHARTON, •* The much Scourged,** 

CHRISTOPHER HOLDER, " The Mutilated," 

HUMPHREY NORTON, *• The Branded," 

JOHN ROUS, " The Maimed," 

GILES SYLVESTER, »* The Champion," 

RALPH GOLDSMITH. "The Shipmaster," 

SAMUEL SHATTUCK, of " The King's Missive," 


[On West Steps.] 

The Puritan in his pride, overcome by the faith of the Quaker, gave 



The Blood and the Spirit of Victor and Vanquished alike are the Glory of 


Samuel Hudfon Here lyes y« Body of 

Son of M' Samuel Elizab"» Hudfon Dau*' 

and M" Grifevel of M' Samuel & M« 

Hudfon Died Oct^r Grifevel Hudfon AVho 

7^ 1738 Aged 11 Died Sep* 21»t 1738 Aged 

years & 4 month* 4 years 10 mon*« & 11 Da« 

Nathaniel Hutfon In memory of 

Son of M*" Samuel M" Mary Brown 

& M" Grif eell Relect of Capt. 

Hutfon died May Daniel Brown 
y« 26"» 1733 in who died 

y« 7^ Year of Sep' 6**^ 1796 

His Age in the 81 year 

of her age 

1900.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 


In memory of 

Cap' Daniel Brown 

who died Jaly 12 

AD. 1786 

In the 77 year 

of his Age 

Here Lieth y« Body of 

Hannah y« wife of 

Daniel Brown died 

Septem^ y«8 1731 

In y« 23** year of 

her age 

Here Lyes burled 

y« Body of M' 

Jonathan Hutson 

Who Dec* April 5^ 

Anno Dom 1729 

aged 71 years 

Here lieth y« body of 

Hannah y« daughter 

of Daniel & Hannah 

Brown died Febr^ 

y«26 1732 

aged C Mo 

Ebenezer y« Son 

of Daniel & Mary 

Brown died April 

y« 26 1741 Aged 

8 years 7 Mo 

& 15 Days 

[The epitaph of John Knowling, aged 73 years, is, for other particulars, illegible.] 

Of the two peninsulas forming the eastern end of Long Island, one half 
tbe length of the longer, terminating in what is known as Montauk Point, 
coDstitutes, with Gardiner's Island to the eastward, the township of East- 
hampton. P^rom west to east this main portion of the town is twenty-three 
miles in length, its south side being an unbroken, straight stretch of beach, 
pounded unceasingly by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. More than twelve 
miles of the ejLsterly end consists of only a ran^e of low sand hills, aver- 
aidn;: lianlly a mile in width, and containing no villii^xes. Just west of this 
the Ijind abruptly widens to six miles or more, the northern line broken by 
(ie»p harlM)r6 from (iardiuer's Hay. Within this wider portion of the town- 
>bip lie the princij)al villages, Amagansett, Easthampton and Wainsoott. 

Thk home of the whale fishers, Ama«;an8ett, the eastern village of the 
township, is within sound of the ocean surf at the <;reat south beach, and 
thne miles east of the principal settlement, P^asthampton. Its wi<le main 
lt^-♦•t is <'n»8s«.*<i bv another, leadin*^ to the ocean, and at their junction is 
the old burving ground, containing in 1887 the following inscriptions ante- 
datin;' l8uo. 


In Meinorv of 

Mr>. Klizabeth Dcb- 

hW Wife of Mr. 

Th(»nms Debbie 

who died 
JanT aoth 1789 
Aged 71 Years 

Memory of 

Bkn.iamin Eyres 

who died 
Decf 5"^ 1797 
aged 84 years 

In Memory of 
Mary y Wife of 
Lewis Conkling 
wlio died Novcm' 
y« 15'^ 17r)2 in y« 

7G'^ Year of 
of [sic] her Age 


Wilh of the Shermans of Taxley^ Eng. 


In Memory of 
Samuel MuJford 

who died 
June 16»»» 1795 
In the 82<» year 

of his age 

In Memory of 

Mary y« Wife 

of Elias Mulford 

who died July 

29t»» 17C2 in 

y« 71" Year 

of her Age 

In Memory of 

Lewis Conkllng 

died Octob' y« 2* 

A.D. 1746 in y« 74«» 

year of his Age 

In Memory 


Wife of 


departed this life 

Nov 7^ 1788 

In the 68* Year 

of her Age 


M' Elias Mnlf ord 

who died Nov' 

2d 1760 in the 

76"» Year of 

his Age 

[To be continued.] 


Communicated by a Descendant of Capt. John Shbbman. 

Of these Wills the lea*iing one is that of Thomas Sherman of Yazlqr, 
dated January 20, 1550, and proved in 1551. 

He had money and plate and a large landed property, having the l^Ianort 
of Royden and Royden Tuft with appurtenances in Iloyden and Bre6ing> 
ham, with lands, tenements, meadows, pastures, woods, weyes, with reveiv 
sions and hereditaments, in Royden, Bresingham, and Diss* in Norfolk, and 
in Yaxley, Eye, Thrandeston and Little Thornliam in Suffolk, with tha 
manors of Eye and Eye Hall. He was Lord of these Manors. " A maiiof 
may contain one or more villages or hamlets, or only part of a village. Il 
may be compounded of divers tilings, as of a house, arable land, pasture 
meadow, woods, rent, advowson and sucli like. It is a noble sort of fee 
part granted to tenants and part reserved to the lord and his family. Tha 
whole fee was termed a lordship ; of old a barony, from whence the com 
that is always an appendant to the manor is called the court-baron, whid 
had jurisdiction over the nus<lemeanors and disputes of the tenants withi 
the manor, and cognizance of the customs of the manor. A manor : 
always claimed by prescription, by long continuance of time, beyond tl 
memory of man." How long these manors had been held by the Shermai 
has not been ascertained, but it is not imi)robable that the ancestors • 
Thomas Sherman for two or three generations had lived in that part 
Suffolk and Norfolk. 

• Diss is on the rircr Waveny, which separates the counties of Norfolk and Suffo 
Nearly all the places in Norfolk and Suffolk mentioned in these Wills are within f 
or six miles of Diss. 

1900.] Wills of the Shermans of Yaxley, Eng. 63 

He names in his wiU his wife Jane, — perhaps his second wife. In the 
Waller Pedigree in the visitation* of Suffolk, 1561, it is stated that Jane, 
daughter of John Waller of Wortham in Suffolk and Margaret Thorolde of 
Thomham in Suffolk, married Thomas Sherman ; and William Sherman, a 
son of Thomas, confirms this Sherman marriage, by a bequest in his will 
1583 to his uncle John Waller. He provides amply for his wife in lieu of 
dower, and among other bequests gives her four horses at her choice with 
room in the stable for them. It will be remembered that in 1550 all trav- 
elling in England was on foot or on horseback. 

The testator names nine sons. Of these Thomas, son and heir, Richard 
and John were 21 and over and married when their father made his will, 
Henry and William were to receive their legacies when they came out of 
their apprenticehood. As this relation generally arises between minors and 
adults, it may be inferred that both were under age in 1550, but this is not 
conclusive, for a person over the age of 21 may be an apprentice and bind 
himself as such, and there are cases where this is known to have been done. 
Anthony, Francis, Bartholomew and James were under age at the date of 
their father's will. He gives most of his silver and plate to his wife for 
life and then to Thomas, but each of his sons b to have a silver spoon. 

As he directs his three youngest sons to be sent to ^' scole and other 
learning '* and provides carefully for this expense, doubtless his other sons 
had the schooling and other learning of the times. He secures an annuity 
U> his sister — apparently his only sister — and gives a legacy to each of her 
children, married and unmarried. 

It appears from the Yaxley Pedigree in the visitation of Suffolk 1561, 
that Elizabeth, daughter of Anthony Yaxley of Melles and Elizabeth Gar- 
neys of Kenton in Suffolk, married Thomas Sherman. This is Thomas the 
•on and heir. He had his father's landed estate and lived in Yaxley in 
the family home. He was living there in 1575, when his nephew Robert 
nuMie his will. He die<l there, probably in 1585, as the Parish Register of 
Yaxley reconls the burial 1585 September, of Thomas Sherman, Gentle- 
man. He had a son Thomas and otlier children, as among Skinner Com- 
pany apprenticeships is this entry: ** (1547) 1 ¥A, VI Pentecost. Edward 
Shereman s, of Thomas of Yaxley, Suffolk, Gent App. to Nicholas Marshe, 
fit and skinner, 7 years" (Mis. Gen. t^t Herald. Vol. 1. Third Series, p. 
249). The will of Anthony Yaxley of Melles, proved 29 Nov. 1558, con- 
£rms this Sherman raarriai^e. 

The will of Richard Sherman, gentleman, the second son, was proved 9 
May, 1587. He lived in Diss where Ids father had lands. He seems to 
have prospered and acquired i)roperty. He may have lived a part of the 
year in London, for he hiul a lease of a house in London wliich he devisee, 
with all the furniture thereto belonging, to his wife ^largaret He men- 
tions no children and seems to have left no issue, for he makes his nepliew 
Kieholas, son of his brother John, his principal heir, witli legacies to nephews 
and nieces. To his niece Margaret Goffe 20 shillings. Among his hcipiests 
11 one of five pounds to his nephew Thomas Sherman, son of his brother 

If, as is highly j)robable, this brother Henry is Henry Sherman of Col- 
Aester, a tabular ptnligree of some of whose descendant'^ is given in the 
Re«;i5Tek, Vol. 51, page 307, then here is a son not mentioned in Henry's 
will (probably because he hiid given him his portion in liis life time), a son, 

* Tbe risitations mentioned in this article are Harleian Society Publications. 

64 Wills of the Shermans of Yaxley ^ JEng. [Jan. 

whose sons (if he had any) are not taken mto account in the " process of 
elimination", by which the parentage of Capt. John Sherman is attempted 
to be determined in the Register, Vol. 51, on page 312. 

The will of John Sherman, gentleman, the third son, was proved 21 
Nov., 1587. He lived for a time in Bramford, a parish a few miles from 
Ipswich, and afterwards in Ipswich. He appears to have been a prudent^ 
careful man, for the ten poimds bequeathed to his children James and Eliza- 
beth in 1575, by their brother Robert, becomes in 1587 seventy pounds. 
His will directs that his son James and daughter £lizabeth shall each be 
paid seventy pounds in discharge of the legacy given them by their brother 
Robert. He had a daughter Jane who married Robert Toulson. He 
makes his son Nicholas residuary legatee, and devisee and sole executor. 
His rich brother William who died in 1583 made him one of the overseers 
of his will, giving him a legacy of £6 138 4d. 

It is almost certain that Ilenry Sherman, the fourth son, is Henry Sher- 
man of Colchester, whose will is dated January 20, 1589, and was proved 
25 July, 1590 ; an abstract of it is given by Mr. Waters in Uie Register, 
Vol. 50, page 281. There is notliing in this abstract to indicate Henry's 
parentage or place of birth. He does not mention a brother — most of them 
were dead when he made his will. It is, however, disappointing, that these 
testators, when mentioning their brother Henry or their uncle Henry, did 
not add some word of description, such as of Dedham or Colchester, or give 
some fact which would conclusively settle this question. But there is noth* 
ing in these wills to disprove this identity, and there is good evidence that 
Henry of Colchester was one of the Yaxley Shermans, though the evidence 
may not be sufficient perhaps to be conclusive. It has already been given 
in the Register, Vol. 51, page 357, where the Dedham Shermans, sons of 
Samuel Sherman, a grandson of Henry of Colchester, are said in 1660, by 
one who had good reasons for informing himself on this point, " to be 
originally extracted from Yaxley in Suffolk" ; and further, the Arms of the 
Shermans of Essex, as recorde<l in the College of Arms, are the same with 
slight variation as the Arms of the Yaxley Shermans. 

William Sherman, the fifth son, was a citizen and grocer of London, but 
when he made his will 28 Maie, 1583, mhabiting in Ipswich, where it Ib 
said " are more gentry than any other town in the county except St. Ed- 
munds Bury, owing to its large streets, good company and plenty of all sorts 
of provisions." His will was proved 9 August, 1583. He died June 1, 
1583. The late Rev. Henry B. Sherman of Esopus, N. Y., who spent a 
good deal of time in England in genealogical research, writes : 

"St. Stt^phens (church) Ipswich. In 1852 I found tliere a brass plate 
with this remaining of the inscription, viz. : 2 shields of Arms, one of Sher- 
man (of Yaxley) and the other of Sherman unpaled with Arms of Lany 
Here buried the bodye of Will*" Sher- 
man Gent / who deceased the first day of June / in the year of our Lord 
God/ 1583/" 

He married Faith Lany, daughter of Richard Lany, who in his will 
proved 1 538, styles himself citizen and scry voner of London, and declares 
he has written tliis his present will with his owne hand. He gives to Kath- 
arine Lany and Faith Lany, his daughters, being now " younglings," five 
pounds to each. 

William Sherman forgives his brother Henry all debts he may owe him 
and bequeaths to him a ring worth forty shillings. 

To my other brothers (showing they too were living in 1583) Thomaa 

1900.] Wills of the Shermans of Taxley, Eng. 65 

Sherman, Richard Sherman, Francis Sherman and Bartholomew Sherman, 
to each a ring worth forty shillings. To every of my said brothers chDdren 
and to the cliildren of my brothers John Sherman and Anthony Sherman, 
ten shillings a piece at twenty one or marriage.. He makes his brother 
John one of the overseers of his will. His brothers Anthony and James 
had deceased. He gives to his wife Faith for life, lands, tenements and 
manors in Horham, Allynton, Eye & Yaxley in Suffolk, with remainder to 
his oldest son John to whom he also devises land in the County of Lincoln, 
and legacies to his sons Richard and William and daughters Elizabeth, Mar- 
garet and Faith. To his uncle^ John Waller^ a ring worth twenty shillings. 
Faith Sherman, widow of William, remained in Ipswich. Her will is 
dated Sept. 12, 1605, and was proved May 6, 1607. Her burial is thus 
recorded in the Parish Register of St. Stephens, Ipswich. Faith Sherman, 
widow, was buried the 26 day of February, 1606. 

The will of Anthony Sherman, gentleman, the sixth son, is dated 4 Sept, 
1582, and was proved 10 January, 1583. He lived in Royden, where hia 
lather had houses and lands, desires to be buried in the parish church of 
Royden. Bequests to the poor of Royden, Diss and Yaxley. His wife 
and son William to be executors. His brother Thomas Sherman to be 
overseer, in whose care Anthony's legacy of 40 poimds was place<l by their 

In the Grey Pedigree in Visitation of Suffolk, 1577, and in the Sherman 
Pedigree in Visitation of Suffolk, 1612, Francis Sherman, one of the sons 
of Thomas, is said to have married Sibbell Gray, daughter of Thomas Grey 
of Gosewolde Hall, in Thrandeston in Suffolk, and according to the Sher- 
man Pedigree had issue Alexander son and heir. This is doubtless Francis 
Sherman of Blownorton in Norfolk, gentleman, the seventh son, whose will 
is date^l 21 ()ftol>er, 44 Eliz (1602). lie irive.s to the poor of Yiixh'v, 
makt'S his son Alexander executor, who proved the will at London 27 No- 
vrmljer. l()Or>. 

Ther*^ is no doubt but that we have the wills of five of the sons of Thomas, 
namely. Richard, John, William, Anthony and Francis. 

Whether the will hereinafter <riven of /himes Sherman of Yaxley, dated 
14 of January, l.')74, and proved 2.) Sept. l/)77, is the will of »hunes the 
ninth s<.)n of Thomas, cannot be j)ositively determined. There is no trace 
of liartholomew the eighth son later than his brother Williaufs will, l/).s;5, 
unless he is the person mentioned in the will of a Thomas Sherman of Sto- 
ven in Suffolk, dated 151)3, pro veil l/)94, who speaks of his kinsman Bar- 
tholomew Sherman. 

The will of Robert Sherman, now servant with John Edwards, citizen 
ind vinterer of London, son of John, and grandson of Thomas Sherman, is 
date<l 12 April, lo75, and was proved 17 April, lo7<). He was a young 
man, smxn^ssful in business and left a good estate in money, i)late an<l jew- 
els. He l)e»pieaths to his well loved uncle Anthony Sherman, 10 pounds, 
and to his own brothers Nicholas and »James and to his sisters ^Margaret, 
Denys, Flizal)eth and Anna Sherman, 10 pounds each. To his uncle Hen- 
rie Sherman V^ pounds T) shillings and eight pence, makes him supervisor 
and overseer of his will, forgives his uncle Bartholomew Sherman the eight 
pounds he owes him. To his cousin Thomas Sherman, son of his uncle 
Thomas Sherman of Yaxh^v, a ring of gold with a stone in it. His father, 
John Sherman, residuary legatee and executor. 

The will of Nicholas Sherman of Komford, Co. Essex, gentleman, is 
dated 21 Nov., 1020, and was proved 18 January, 1020-1. lie is another 


WiUs of the Shermans of Taxhy^ Eng. 


son of Jokn and grandson of Thomas Sherman, This we know, because 
he gives a let,facv of b ponmis to his hisUt Margart^t Goffe» wklow. And 
his uncle Richard gives a If'gacy to hi» niece Margjiret Goffe. His futher 
had lived in Bramford- The testator directs his house in Bramford Ije sold 
to pay legaeieK. 

The will ot John Sherman of Yaxley, diit»^d 10 Angnst, 15ll4» and proved 
V^ \}vvv\\\\.^t in same year, quite pr>s8iljly may l>e the will of the father of 
Thomas of Yaxley. He had landn in Yaxley and Diss. He hml an only 
son Tliomas and an only daughter MargareL Thomas Sherman of Yaxley, 
IB his will provides an annuity for his sister Loekwood, hut does not give 
her i'hri^^tian name. Most of these testut^irg take the style — Gentleman. 
A ge tit I em an in England in the time of Elizabeth hiits been deJino^i to be 
"one who without any title, be^irj^ a coat of Arms and is known t<» be de- 
scended from ancient familieH that have always borne a coat of arm^/* 

Henry and WUliam, two of the sons of Thomas, were rich. Nearly all 
their lirothers ac(|nired property, and af>parontly were in eusy circumstances, 
with more of the comforUs of life in their homes than they had m their 
childhood in the rude abundant^ of iheir Yaxley home. 

Such families, and there were many such in every eoimty, made England 
rich, and gave to her honor and strength. It is seldom that one can knaw 
more of the circumstances and kiii<l of life of all of tlie members of a large 
family ♦ living in England 350 yejirs ago, none of thern persons of rank or 
in public stntioui than is known of Thonuis Sherman of Yaxley and hiA 
sons. In the next century when ** (lod sifte<l a whole nation that he might 
send choic** grain over into tins* wilderness," it is ktiown that fourteen men 
and women of this man's seed came to New England. Two of the fourteen 
were Samuel Sherman of Stratford ajid Stamford and Capt. John Sherman 
of Watertown ; among whose dew en riant** are William Teeumseh Sherman* 
John Sherman, Roger Sherman and his grandsons Roger S. Baldwin, E, 
Rockwood Hoar, William M. Evart^, George F. Hoar; men conspictiouji 
in the nation and in its histiu'y for distinguished public service. 

The Sherman Pidigrce of hve generations in the visitiition of Leicester- 
shire, Hi 111, hegins with Thomas Sherman of Yaxley. 

Arms. Gr, a lion ramjmnt salile, charged on the shoulder with an annu- 
let for dillerence, lietween tlirce oak leaves vert. 

Crest. A sea-lion s(5jant argent, guttet* lic poix, tinned or. 

Tlie I'erLigree gives Thomas Sherman nine sons as named in his will, hnt 
notices chiefly the descendants fd William Sherman, the (iffh son of Tliomaa. 
As these Arms are ditfcrence<l with nii ajtnulet, which is the mark used by 
a tiith son (all the sons having the right to bear the jjaternal Arms), to dia- 
tiiignish his own Arms from the Arms of his father and lirothers, it may be 
regarde<l as evidence that his father bore these Arms. The original Return 
in the Herald's College has the signature '*John Sherman,'* and with t\m 
notation : ** peremptorily denies or fees," The only John Sherman in this 
Pedigree tliat conld have signed the Keturn is John, the son of WillUra, 
who married Anna Cave. He wtis nearly 60 years obi in H>H*. H© 
never snpposcil that any one living 280 yearn after him would l>e curious 
fco knew why he refused, and peremptorily, to pay the Hcrabrs fees. 
A fac pimile of his signature may he seen at the end of the Visitation of 
Leicestersliire, HH IK 

He lived in **the Newarke juxtii Leicester," a site of some of the beat 
houses in or near the town. Accortling to the Visitation his ohlest 8on 
William was 34 years old in 1619, Possibly he is the William Sherman 


1900.] Wills of the Shermans of Taxley, Eng. 67 

who WM the friend in England of Rev. Francis Higginson. The family 
of Cave of Pickwell and Leicester, into wliich John Sherman married, was 
an old and prominent one. Its Pedigree is given in the Visitation. It 
Mems probable that some of the family sympathized with the Puritans. 

It was the " devout Lady Cave" who persuaded Rev. Francis Higginson 
to preach the sermon before the General Assizes, in Leicester, in place of 
tlM Doctor of Divinity, who having been nominated three months before- 
hand by the Sheriff to preach on that occasion, was so incompetent that he 
could not prepare a sermon. His friends whom he consulted in his per* 
plexity advised him to call on Mr. Higginson to do it for him. This, of 
course, he was very reluctant to do, being violently opposed to him and 
having threatened to drive him out of the town, but the night before the 
Assize began he sent his wife to Lady Cave, who prevailed with Mr. Hig- 
^nson to preach for him the ensuing day. Cotton Mather, in his life of 
Kev. Francis Higginson, relates the incident and says Lady Cave suffered 
it to get abroad with the result that the Doctor of Divinity was so ridiculed 
and fell into such contempt that he left the town. 

It is conjectured that this William Sherman, son of John Sherman and 
Anna Cave, is the William Sherman who was one of the chief supporters 
in Leicester of Rev. Francis Higginson, and that it is he who is referred to 
in the following extract from a letter of Rev. Thomas W. Davids of Coir 
diester, England, to Mr. Dean, printed in the Register, vol. 27, page 83 : 
"Among the papers at the Record Office (Dom Series Charles I., 
Ixxxviii. 13) is one relating to several non conformists; William Sherman 
of Leicester being one of them. The date is after August, 1 629. It ap- 
pears that he was favored by Bishop Williams, and his case is referred to 
as an example of that prelate^s laxity. William Sherman and others had 
informed against Mr. Blunt, Vicar of St. Margaret's in that town. To 
this Blunt rt'plied that Sherman and the rest were Puritans whom he would 
not spare in their irre^jularities, being Surrogate, and that they were keep- 
ers of Conventicles. He adds that Sherman and his fellows knelt l)€fore 
and after the communion, but stood up while eating, and he prayed that 
the Bishop would interfere ; but he took no notice." 

** It also appears that Sherman and another had got into the Court of 
High Commission for divers inconfonnities, and were principal ringleaders 
ia such disorders ; and that they were the meiuis of introducing Higginson 
to Leicester, and contributed to his support there. One particular alleged 
against Sherman before the Court of High Commission was tliat he and one 
Miller hail set up some one .... to buy the vicarage of St. Nicho- 
las fur Higginson, * a notorious nonconformist,' and contributiKl money for 
that jmrpose. Sherman escaped from the Court through Williams's inter- 
cession. He then * returned with great rejoicing on the part of the Puri- 
tans of the towne.' 

At the date of the paper there had been several conventicles in Sher- 
man *s house which Higginson used to frequent. Sherman is described iis a 
man evidently trusted in the whole neigliborhood and of some influence, 
who ha<l successfully pleaded with Williams for the release of some non 
conformists from the Ecclesiastical Court." 

It also seems plausible to supi)ose, as suggested by Rev. Mr. Davids, that 
this is the William Sherman to whom, Feb. 2(), HViS-l), our (Governor and 
Coni|»any in I^ndon gave ^* liberty for 14 daies to fech his keyn(!S in 
Northampt near .... Ferry ; " doubtless, as Mr. Savage says, to 
be embarked in the fleet with Higginson. 


Wills of the Shermans of Yaxley ^ Eng, 


This Wniiam* Sherman ( Johii,* William,= Thomas* of Yaxley) did not 
come to New En«jlarid. He married Mary Lascelles or La&iels* and lived 
in I^eicester. In the Sherman Pedi^free in the YiHiUtion of I^icesterahire 
IGSS^ their children and grandchildren are enteretl, as appears from the 
Records of the College of Arms, 

The V limitation of Sntfolk made by Jo!m Kiiven, Richmond Herald* in 
1612, and deliverer! into tlie office of Arms \kVI\, contains a Pediiri^ee of 
Shennan of Bmi^^yard. It liegini* with Thomas Sherman of Yaxley, ^living 
him ten sons ; all the nine ssons iiamefl in his will and one more, Rahert, in- 
fitrte*! as the iifth son. A son and grandriaTighter of Francis, called the 
eighth son, are the only descendants noticed in this pedigree. 

The Sherman Pedigree in the Visitation of Devonshire, 1520, has the 

Arms. Or, a lion rampant, sable, hetween tliree holly leaves vert. 

Crest. A sea lion ft^jeant Buble, giittee or, finnetl proper, anri be^^iis 
time : 

** Robert Sherman of Yaxley in Com Suff = \ da, of Will. Sherman nf 
Otterie St, Mary/* Possibly he may be the Kohert entere<l in Visitation 
of SntYolk as iitih son of Thomas, 

In Lysons JIagna Britt^inia, Vol. 7, p. ccxv, it is stilted that ** Sherman 
of Knighteston purchased an estate in Ottery, St- Mary, County of Devon 
ill the reign of Henry the VIII— the heiress after a few descents married 
Copleston." Arms. ^M_)r, a lion rampants sable bfttween three holly leaves 
proper." And in Vol. 8, page »^7H, '' Knighteston in the parish of Ottery 
St. Mary, upon the attainiler of the Duke of Sntfolk fell to the croivn. It 
was afterward'^ purchased by William Sherman, Esq., whose familj resided 
here for several desctrJit«/' and a foot note, page 379, says : 

*' In the jyarish church of Ottery St. Mary are monnmentB of the Sher- 
man familvt the iuscriptions nearly obliterate<I in 1774. The date is given 
of Wdliam Sherman, Estj,, lo42. William his son, 1583. The dates of 
1G17 and 1617-8 are still visible/* 

In this Visitiition Peiligree William Sherman, 1583, is entered as a grand- 
son of William, In hia will proved June 5, 15^t3, he desires to be bnrjed 
in the parish church of Ottery St, Mary» beside his fatlier, bnt does not give 
his father's christian name. There were Shermans in Ottery St. IMary 
before the time of Henry the VI 11th, as appears from the will of Margaret 
Sherman of Ottery St. i^Iary, proved 17 Noveml>er, I40ri. 

No arms are given in the Sherman Pt^ligree of fonr generations bt^gin- 
ning with John Sherman of Littleington in the Visitation of Camhridge- 
shire, HHU, but the Arms of this family, as recf*rded in the College of 
Arms, are '' Or a linn ramp. sa. inter 3 holly leaveB vert/' 

The Visitation of Leicestershire, 16S.3, gives four generations of John 
Sherman of Newark, near Leicester, who married Anna Cave. 

At Wacton in Norfolk, live or six miles north of Diss, livt^d John Sher- 
man, gentleman, not known to be related to or connected with the Yaxley 
family. His will was proved at Norwich, Oct. 29, 158G, He hari a large 
family of sons and daughters, all married, with many children. He makes 
his oldest son John executor. The will of this son John, gentleman, was 
proved at Norwich, 2G May, 1597, He gives to hi« son Timothy a ring 
with Iris Arms graven thereon, and this is the »Iohn Shennan who had a 
grant of the folio wing Arms hi loUG, as recorded in the College of Arms: 
*' Azure, a Pelican Volant, or." 

Descendants of this family were living in Ipswich at the same time with 
descendants of Henry Sherman of Colchester. 

1900.] Inscriptions at Grreat Barringtonj Mctss. 69 

The name of the founder of the family of Sherman, and the place of his 
abo<le in England, has not been discovered. It is of record that a family 
of this name was in Shropshire in the first half of the 14tli century and 
owned laud there. In a Calendar of Old Shropshire Fines in The Pro- 
ceedings of the Shropshire Archaeological Society, Vol. 6, page 329, it is 
said that a fine was levied between William Sherman and Agnes his wife, of 
Ludlow, and Nicholas Eylrych of Ludlow, of land in Ludlow in the eighth 
of Edwani III (1335). 


Communicated by L. Hasbbouck von Sahler, Genealogist. 
[Continued from Volume 53, page 399.] 

Martha E., died December 28, 1854, aged 19 years. 

Marshal C, died May 20, 1833, aged 10 months. 

Nancy, died January 21, 1834, aged 15 years. 

Children of Jared Seeley. 

Harriet M. Seeley, died January 21, 1850, aged 22 years. 

Jared L. Seeley, died October 16, 1850, aged 21 years. 

Children of Jared Seeley. 

In memory of Miss Electa M. Seeley, who died March 11, 1839, aged 22. 

In memory of Lewis Seley, who died August 2, 1830, aged 35 years. 

Chauucv Seley, died November 10, 1819, aged 35 years. 

KIi/al)eth Seeley, died January 8, 1844, aged iV^ years. 

Ahuira, wife of IltMiry Spencer, died December 25, 1874, aged 08 years. 

In memory of Mr. Elijah Stanton, who died January y® Kith, 1701, in 
the 4.'>th year of his age. 

In memory of Capt. Elijah Stanton, who died the 13th of January 1701, 
in the 55th year of his age. (The two preceding are apparently at the 
hea<l and foot of the same grave. The former is of slate and the latter of 
whit*- marble, apparently almost as old as the former.) 

Mary V. II., wife of William W. Stanton, died January 14, 1840, aged 
45 years. 

In memory of Mary Stone, wife of Captain Ezekiel Stone, who died 
OctoU-r 12, *182r., aged 61 years. 

S:irre<l to the memory of Miss Ruby Wainwright, who died February 12, 
IS 17, a;:*i<i 21 years. 

In mt'mory of Reuby, daughter of Mr. David and Mrs. Reuby Wain- 
wriifht, <lied .June 5, 171>2, in the 3rd year of her age. 

I>.ivid Wainwright. died May 21, 1831, aged 80 years. 

Fanuy Wainwright, die<l August 2, 18()0, aged 79 years. 

Mrs. Ruby Wainwright, died January 18, 184r), aged 89 years. 

To the memory of Hon. William Whiting, died December viii, mdccxc 
II, Jifft-cl Lxi years. (Soldier American Revolution.) 

Major William Whiting, died at New Bedford, November 8, 1849, aged 
^ years. 

70 Orderly Book of Sergeant Josicth Perry, [ Jan, 

Sarah Ann, wife of William Whiting, died suddenly, full of faidi and 
good works, Deceml>er 12, 1840, aged 73 years* 

Dr. Alimhain Wliilin;^, died January IC, 18.*>2, aged 82, 

Currence Whiting, died August 4, 1848, aged 70. 

In memory of James WalUng, who departed this life, Noveinl>er G, 1798, 
in the 4 let year of hU age. 

In memory of Lt. Davenport Williams, son of y® Rd, Steph. Williams, of 
Spriiiglield, who on his return from the army died Sheffield, October 18, 
17^)8, in y® 28th year of hig age. 

To the memory of Mr. Timothy Younglovc, died December 31, 179^, 
aged 63 years. 

In memory of Mrs. Violet, wife of Timothy Younglove, who died October 
13, A.D., 1823, in the 8Gtli year of her iige. 

Erectecl to the memory of Jonathan Youn glove, who departed this life 
June IG, 1812, aged 46 years. 

In memory of Mrs. Saruh Younglove, wife of Mr. Oliver Yomiglove, who 
departed this life, ^mi^ 4, 1804, in the 32nd year of her age. 

[To be contioQCfl.] 


Contributed by Misa Ellbx D. Larned, of Thompson^ Couu. 

Mr. Jo3iAH Perry, of Webster, has in his possession axi Orderly liook 
belonging to his grainlfathtjr, Sergeant Josiivh Ferry. It contains a report 
of servii'i* at Fort Cumberland, April, 1759, to September, 17fiO. It jifivea 
tlie names of the officers and a number of specific orders, 8ome of them rather 
curious, but no report of engagement. : i 

A Report of Service in Fori Cumberland, Nova Scotia, 1759-1700. 
A battered, leather-eovered Orderly Book, handed down in the family of , 
Josiah Ferry, Dudley, I^Iiwih., preserves tlie record of this frontier military ' 
Bervii-e in tlie French antl Inditin Witr. The name of Josiah Peary, as the ' 
name Wiis then spelt, appears among the corporuls at the fort. About two* , 
thirds of the vohm:ie is taken up by the military record. Retaining the , 
book, after retiring from service, it wiis utilized for domestic purpoe^i, ) 
Various charges for board and sundriea against Jus mother-in-law ; the ^ 
birth and names of his eleven children, and other minor matters, are 
chronicbMl by the corporal in the same clearj bold hand, as that of the miU- ^ 
tary recc:>nh In course of time the book passes on to his oldest son* as appears . 
by the elaborate superscription : ** Abner Peary, I lis Cyphering Book, i 
Dudley. Jan, 11 th, 17KI/' The vacant pages are then filled up with ; 
examples of those recondite arithmetieal problems that so puzzled the | 
brains of our grandfathers. Amid all these entries such personal items as > 
the parentage and birthplace of Corporal Josiah Peary, name of wife and ' 
date of marriage, ami date of removal to Dudley, are unfortunately lacking. 
The old Orderly Book however preserves to his descendants the rec< 
of a military service that might otlierwise have escaped their know let' 
and gives details that are of gen oral interest. 

1900.] Orderly Booh of Sergeant Josiah Perry. 71 

Fort Cumberland was one of a number of forts, maintained by the Eng- 
lish for the protection of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Bay of Fundy. It was 
taken from the French, June, 1755, by Winslow's expedition against the 
Acadians, and its name changed from Beau Sejour to Cumberland. By 
terms of capitulation the French delivered up the fort and king's stores, but 
were transported to Louisburg with all their private effects at the expense 
of King George. It contained one fine brass mortar which carried a ten- 
mch shell and twenty-six cannon. It was pleasantly situated at the head 
and central curve of the Bay of Fundy and enclosed about two and a half 
acres of ground. A garrison was maintained in Fort Cumberland from the 
time of its capture. 

When in 1759 the British government aroused itself to complete the 
conquest of Canada, two thousand men were ordered for the protection of 
Halifax, Nova Scotia and Bay of Fundy. A special order from General 
Amherst, April 14, enforced the absolute necessity of finishing the works 
at Fort Cumberland. Of fifteen hundred provincials embarked at Boston 
in May, four hundred were assigned to Fort Cumberland. The first entry 
m our Orderly Book was made *'May 23^ 1759. Parole. Whitemore. 
Countersign. Salem. Guards as usual. A Court Martial to sit to-morrow 
morning for the trial of all such prisoners as shall be brought before them. 
The six French prisoners are to be put on Board the Endeavour, Capt. 
Churchill, to go with him to Halifax. Thirty men are to be detached to 
join the artillery, and taught the exercise of the cannon, and to be able- 
bodied spry men. Garrison to be under arms to-morrow, at 4 o'clock in 
the afternoon in order to their being shown their alarm posts ; the guards 
are to join their companies except the block-house and sentries, and these 
officers when they are posted are to have a list taken of the sergeants and 
corporals and privates' names assigned them. It's expected that officers 
and sergeants and every man that is capable of standing under arms do 
apjH'ar in order every person in case of a real alarm may know where to 
go without any confusion. 

\\Tierea8 the itch increases among the soldiers of this garrison, it's ear- 
nestly recommended to the officers commanding companies to procure brim- 
stone and what else may be necessary to cure them, and if possible to put 
a soon stop to the process of it as the consequences of neglect in that point 
will be very detrimental to the men." 

*' May 26. Parole — Bragg. Coiuitersign — Marblehead. Guards as 
usual. The officers, sergeants, corporals, drums and privates, who have 
their posts assigned them on the work in case of ahirm are to take them 
to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock and teach them the exercise in case of an 
attack — 

\Mierea8 Nathaniel Lamson, private of Capt. Cheever's company, is 
reportf^l pris<mer under giiard confined by Lt. Boyden for lying down on 
hi.s jK>st and neglect of duty, and whereas information has In^en made the 
pri>oner is subject to fits and suppose<l to have had one at yt time lie was 
found lying down, a Court of inquire is onlered, ect. consisting of Cap- 
tain and four subs, and report as soon as may be to the commanding officer 
how they find it." 

" May 28.^ Parole — Willmat. Countersign — Medford. Whereas com- 
plaint has been made that the gardens are hurt by the hogs and small 
fwine, those that are owners of them are either to shut up or yoak them 
in order to prevent their doing so. 
May 29. Parole — Lasell. Countersign — Waltham. Two men of the 


Orderly Book of Sergeant Josiah Perry, 


Provintials are appointed as heardsmen, to be under the directions of Mr. 
Yongue, also three carpenters for the King's works to be under the same 
directions. The works in case of alarm are to be manned as follows : — 









Prince Edward's Bastion 





Prince Henry's " 





The Duke's " 





Prince William's " 




Prince Frederick's " 




Lowdens Canteen 




Store house " 


Gateway « 


OflScers Barrracks 



Soldiers " 



Names of officers for the Different Posts. 

Captains, — Cheever, Taplin, Eddy. 

Lieutenants, — Learned, Trumbull, Macomber, Boyden. 

Ensigns, — Baker, Eddy. 

Sergeants, — Lock, Foster, King, Dunlap, Rand, Walker, Champnej, 
Gilbert, Howard, Cook, Wheelock. 

Corporals. — Munroe, Jackson, Peary, Suaber, Mansfield, Rogers, Boyd, 

" Orders in case of an Alarm. 

The officer of the Spurr Guard is to go with 24 of his men into the 
Redan where the gate is and defend it as long as possible ; the Sergeant of 
the Covertway guard is to keep his post till forced by the enemy or ordered 
to retire which he is to do in the Ditch till he come to the Fortgate ; the 
Sentries are to keep their posts till they are forced or called off, or till the 
attack becomes general upon the body of the Fort : the Artillery are to be 
joined by 30 men who are to be taught the exercise of the great guns. 
The rest of the Garrison are to be on the Parade of the Fort, there to wait 
the orders of the commanding officer. Every man upon the first alarm to 
make immediately to the post assigned him : those lying in the Spurr Bar- 
racks are to push to the gate of the Fort where they will be admitted." 

"May 31. Parole — Trayer. Countersign — Weston. The officers com- 
manding companies are to examine the men's ammunition and report what 
number of rounds of powder and balls are in each company including that 
delivered them at Castle William," in which return they are to be very 

"June 1. Parole — Al)ercrombie. Countersign — Haverhill. 

Its the commanding officer's positive orders that all the sergeants, corpo- 
rals and privates of this garrison repair within the spurr gate at gun firing 
and all those who are guilty of breach of this order are to be committed to 
the guard and reported accordingly. 

June 2. Its the commanding officer's orders that the parties who go 

1900.] Orderly Booh of jSergeant Josiah Perry. 


daily for wood, parade their men so early as to inarch at ten o'clock, which 
hour they are not to exceed. 

June 4. As soon as the provisions are issued out for this week all the 
men in garrison except them on guard are to be employed in cleaning the 
Fort and Spurr of all dirt and unnecessary stuff lying in the way, all which 
is to be carried ont of the spurr gate to such a distance as not to be offensive. 
Those of the train to do their part of this duty, according to Mr. Roche- 
ford*8 direction. 

A Return of Ammunition in the Detachment of Col. Frye's Regiment 
from April 24th to June ye 2, following. 










Capt. Cheever 
Capl. Taplm 
Capt. Eddy 
Capt, Slocomb 
CapU Angler 


500 1 























2500 1 iisoo ! 'Um ♦ 2252 1 mm . 4752 1 2fN>7 1 mm 1 

2m^\ 1270 

Fort Cumberland, June 6, 1759 
John Indicott, Major. 
To Col. Joseph Frye, commanding officer 
at Fort Cumberland,'* 

"June G. Parolt* — Bland. Countersign — Wenham. 

It's Col. Frye's orders that an oUicer daily visits the soldiers* barracks, 
ami 8t*e that they keep themselves clean and that no filth be thrown out 
about their doors into the Parade of either Fort or spur, or the back side 
of tlie barracks In'tween them an<l the works, and that the soldiers cook 
their victuals properly, and by no means sutler them to eat broiled salt pork 
or rashers of any kind, and make report daily to the commanding olhcer, 
how they find the soldiers conduct themselves in those points. 

June S. A garrison court martial to sit to-day at 1 1 o'clock for the trial 
of Muh prisoners as shall hv brought before them. Capt. Slocomb, presi- 
dent : Lt. Kochfort, Lt. Learne<l, Lt. Trumbull, Ensign Day. Two of the 
train tritnl— one broke, the other whip fifty lashes. 

June *.K The captains of the several companies are to make out victual- 
ling Kolls of them agreeable to the hovelling of con)panies the 21)lh of May 
and deliver them our comisary — Winslow. To-morrow morning at 7 o'clock 
the whole garrison excej)t the Sentries and hospital guard are to be under 
arms in onler to have the articles of War read to them and to be exercised 
at their alarm j)Osts. 

June 14. Whereas the marsh lying l)etween the emini'nce on which the 
Furt stands and the river is the place of dependence for j)rocuring hay for 
the sapj)ort of the King's oxen &C in the whiter season the henlsmen are 
dire<t»-d to tuke effectual care that no cattle nor horses be suffered there 
iny longer. 


Orderly Book of Sergeant Jo^iah Perry. 


17. The garrison to aMemble at 6 o'clock this aft'Cmoop in tlie Pjirade 
of the Fort to attend prayers : tlie main guard to turn out, ami the other 
goardn are to keep their Btations. 

VJ, Saving while the sloop Sea Flower now iti Ciunberknil Creek llee 
there, a corj>oral and six privatet? are to be sent every night to guarl her* 
Prayers are to be attended daily at i) o^clock. A* M. by all the men iu gar- 
rison off duty. Lieut John Butler appointed aetiiig Quarter tuaeter : a 
Bergeant and privates to be detiwhed to assist Capt. Livermore in landing 
the Hospital stores.*' 

A report of the sick and unfit for duty June 15, showed a good condi* 
tion of health among men, Heven privates were sick iu the Hospital and 
four lame in the Barracks, ElQutlian Boy den, ollicer of the guard, went the 
rounds, June 17, according to orders, found the 8«-^ntry all alert on their 
poets ; nothing material since guards mounting — 3 pick-t\xes, fi»nr spades, 
one ax, one wheelbarrow: 15 sentries were loaintaiined by day; 29 at 

** June 21. Three men to he added to the Covertway guard that a sen- 
try may be consJantly kept over the Mass, Il(j«futal Stores brought here 
by Samuel Livermore, Eri], The men hereafter uarned iM^lnnging to CapL 
Danka company of Rangers to do night duty — Sergeant lieu ben Taylor^ 
Stephen Solomon, Thomas Seagrave, Tobias Warner, Enoch Moffatt* 

22. The wood party to consist of 75 men to he detached from the sev- 
eral companies in proportion to each. 

23. Its CoL Frye's.ortlers thai the non cotooiissioned oilicers and priv- 
ates in garrison keep their fire urins clean and in good order ; that they 
make it their dally practice to wa«h and keep tlieir face and hands clean, 
and their weekly practice to w^ash tlieir shirts, that they may have a clean 
one to put on every week, and every time tliey turn out under anns upon 
any occasion that tljey appear personally neat and clean, their beards 
shaved off anil their firearmH as ahove directed — all w^tiich the captains 
and other olhcers are to see their resftective companies observe. 

^iU> Divine service to be attended everj^ Sunday by all the garrison off 
duty— II A.M. 

July 2, All the men in garrison of! duty tomorrow are to clean the 
casement and barracks that have not yet l>een cleaned of the filth that is ia 
tbem. The 30 men that joined the train are to asaist in doing it. Lieot. 
Johnson will please to excuse them from the exercising of the camion for 
that day. 

3. Parole — Ensign Eddy : Countersign — Providence. Rum to be 
issued to the troops l>el»ngiug to the Province of the Mass. Bay now in 
garrison at 10, o'clock A.M., and they are to attend Capt. Livermore at 
that time for it. 

7, Whereas some of the troops have taken Sundry sorts of clothing 
and other things out of the Province stores and sold or exchanged them as 
imagined for spirituous liipiors of Hhich tliey have less need than the lor- 
mer. Which practice is not only a Violation of the Articles of War whidi 
exposes such oifenders to corporal punishment hut destroys the design 
of that Government in sending lliem under the care of gentlemen to relieve 
the wants of the Soldiers; and not otdy so but will be attended with other 
had consequences to those guilty of such irregtdarities. For most certainly 
rum will not defend them from the inclemency of the weather, nor the 
stinging of the insects with which this coutitry very plentifully abounds as 
clothing will and besides too much strong licjnor intoxicates the brain and 

1900.] Orderly Book of Sergeant Josiah Perry. 75 

renders those that take it in that degree onfit for military duty or anything 
else. And if they are posted as Sentries as sometimes has been, tei> to one 
but they are catched asleep, put under guard and brought to punishment 
for the avoiding of which they'll plead they never did so before, nor should 
they have done so then only happened to be a little in liquor — a pretty name 
for drunkenness. For remedy in this case it's Col. Frye's orders that no 
•otler person licensed for selling spirituous liquors sell or let any of the 
soldiers above mentioned have any rum, wine, brandy or any other sort of 
•piritaous liquors on any account whatever till they have leave to do so, and 
both they and every other person are hereby forbid buying or receiving 
directly or indirectly anything out of the above Soldiers Stores, and the 
Captains commanding companies in garrison are to apply to Samuel Liver- 
more, Esq., keeper of the Mass. Stores for the knowledge of what clothing 
these men have received of him, and make each man give account of the 
Same .... 

11. Liberty is hereby granted to all Sutlers of this place to sell any 
Sort of spirituous liquors to the Provincial troops in garrison between the 
hoars of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. if they please — but with caution that they 
receive no Sort of Clothing of said troops as pay for said liquor or for any- 
thing else they may purchase of them. And that if the Sutlers or others 
in trade credit those troops for anything whatever they must run the risque 
of getting pay for the same as the soldiers receive no pay till they return 
to New England again and it's not in the power of the officers nor myself 
to put them under any stoppages, either here or there. 

16. A corporal and six privates to be ready at a minute's warning with 
their arms, ammunition and a week's provision to attend the command of 
Mr. Tongue on his passage to Halifax and elsewhere he shall see fit. One 
captain, two subs, two s(»rgeants, two corporals and 60 men with their 
vms. ammunition and a week's provision, to proceed in the sclioontT down 
the l*ay for wood cuttin*; where goo<l wood is to be cut Ih'tween this and 
Cape ^I«Trin(|uin. 

20. Ten of the best men for mowin<j, who are to be detached for that 
purpose, are to hold themselves in readiness at Capt. Martin's call, who 
ha.< the oversight of that business. 

21. Whereas the soMiers in o^rrison belonirinij to the Massachusetts 
Bay have refused to be at the trivial expense of two-})ence each man per 
wf^k to have their molasses brewed into beer, and have insisted np<m 
having; mohisses delivered unto them under the [>retence of brewing it 
lh<*mselves which they have been indulged in, but instead of using it in 
that way which the Gov<Tnment designed they eat it with their victuals to 
the damage of their health, therefore no more molasses is to be <lelivere<l 
to them, and Capt. Livermore, commissary of the Province stores, will 
please to govern himself accordingly. 

27. A ser<r^Nint an<l 12 privates to cover the teams ixoin£^ for pickets; a 
corporal and ♦> privates to cover the men mowinu: on the most exposed part 
of the marsh. 

Au^. 2. Whereas order was issued debarrini^ the soMi«'rs in garrison 
iDoLi<ses which they have accustomed themselves to eat notwithstanding it 
was the design of the (Government it should be with spruce brewed into 
bw-r which is very healthy drink since which some of the soldiers say if 
tbfv may have mohtsses they will use it in that manner. In onlcr to see 
ifUif-y will Capt. Livermore has liberty to issue out molasses to the troops 
in ibn pay of the Province, aforesaid order notwithstanding. Hut the 

VOL. LIV. 6 

76 Note8 on Usher Genealogy. [Jan. 

soldiers have soch a propensity to eating molasses which I have found bj 
long experience is very prejudicial to their health, the captains and other 
officers in garrison are hereby directed to use their utmoet endeavor to 
cause the molasses that may be issued out to the troops to be used in 
brewing beer as aforesaid. Then if the soldiers in spite of all prevenUons 
will eat it and bring themselves into bad habit of body they must own it is 
their own fault. J. Frye, 

Col. and Commanding Officer of the Grarrison." 
[To be continued.] 


By RoLLiN Usher Tyler, A.B., of Haddam, Connecticat. 

About the year 1730, there were living at Charlestown or Medford^ 
Massachusetts, or in that vicinity, two young men, each bearing the name 
Hezekiah Usher. The older, a joiner and currier, was son of Robert and 
Sarah Blanchard Usher, of Dunstable, and grandson of the Robert Usher 
who died at Stamford, Connecticut, in 16G9. The younger, "a tin plater," 
or tin plate worker, was son of Lieutenant Governor John and Elizabeth 
Allen Usher, of Medford or Charlestown, and grandson of Hezekiah Usher, 
the merchant, of Boston and Cambridge, who died in 1G76. The grand- 
fathers, Heztjkiah and Robert, were brothers. 

Usher genealogists have heretofore assumed that the two young Hezekiahs 
were one and the same j)erson, and have found some difficulty in trying to 
make the hui)po8e(l person tlie husband of tliree wives, and the father of two 
distinct families. It seems to have wholly escaped notice that Robert Usher, 
of Dunstable, had a son Hezekiah. 

In " Wvman's Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown '* (p. 980) we 
find : 

"IIozi kiali Usher, son of John, Lt. Governor of New Hampshire, son of 
Hezekiah, of Cambridge, tin j)later, m. Abigail, daughter of Capt Aaron 
and Abigail Waters Cleveland, June 20, 1728. Issue: 

i. Abigail, b. April 3, 1730. 
ii. Hkzkkiaii, b. May 28, 1734. 
ill. John, b. May 24, 1736." 

In AVhitmore's Usher Genealogy, Boston, 18G9 (reprinted, with additions, 
from the Re(.I8TKR for October, 1869), p. 2, we find: 

" 7. Hezekiah Usher of Medford, Mass., and Newport, R. I., m. Jane, 
dau. of Stephen Green leaf, and had : 

i. Hrzkkiah, b. 2 June, 1734. 

il. John, b. 25 May, 1736. 

iii. Daniel, d. young. 

iv. Jank, ra. Dakin. 

v. Elizabeth, m. Joseph Francis, 16 May, 1764. 

vi. Mary, d. unm. 

He m. 2d, Abigail, dau. of Aaron Cleveland. She was b. at Medford, 10 
May, 1706, and had: 

vii. Abigail, m. John Stewart, 
viii. RoBEKT, b. 31 Jan., 1742-8. 
ix. Jamks, b. 18 July, 1747." 

1900.] Notes on Usher Genealogy. 11 

The Memorial of Col. Roland G. Usher, privately printed at Boston in 
1895, contains an Usher Genealogj- in which we find (p. 85) : 

'*13. Hezekiah Usher of Metliord, Mass.. and Newport, R. I., b. 1705, 
and m. 1st, Abigail, dau. of Aaron Cleveland, she being b. 10 May, 1706 ; 
2d, Jennie, dau. of Stephen Greenleaf, whom he m. 1 March, 1732. She 
wash. 24 May, 1714, and d. Dec. 10, 1764 ; 3d, Elizabeth Whittemore, 
whom he m. 17 Nov., 1768." 

Oi the nine children named, the names and ages of the first three are the 
same as quoted above from Wj-man ; the names of the rest are evidently 
taken from Whitmore. 

It is propose<l in the present article to correct the statements above quoted, 
and to show that the Hezekiah Usher, whom Abigail Cleveland marritnl, was 
the son of Robert Usher, of Dunstable ; tliat he hatl no other wife than Abi- 
gail Cleveland ; that he died at East lladdam, Connecticut, in 1750 ; and 
that she outlived him, as his widow, for twenty-seven years. 

Hezekiah Usher, son of Robert and Sarah Blaiichard Usher, of Dimstable, 
was probably the oldest child and born al>out 1694-5. On July 2, 1719, 
Hezekiah Usher, "of Lynn, joiner," deede<i to .John Usher, **coopt*r," of 
Dunstable, his interest in certain lands in Dunstable, formerly belonging to 
*'my father Usher. decease<l." (See Vol. 21, Middlesex Registry, p. 183.) 
From this w^e infer that the Hezekiah Usher mentioned must have been of age 
ID order to properly execute a deed, and so mast have been born as early as 
July, 1 698. He could not have been tlie son of Liutenant Governor John, 
lor this man*s father was dead in 1719, and the Lieutenant Governor did not 
die till 1726; and again, this man appears to have been of age in 1719, 
while the Lieutenant Governor in his will dated April 28, 1725, refers to 
his son Hezekiah as Innng still in his minority. 

March 23, 1721-2, ** Hezekiah Usher of Lynne," ** joyner," (juitclaimed to 
J«>hn U>lur, "cooptT," of Dun.stable, liis iiittTcst in certain other lands in 
Diiii-tiibU*, M>me of wliicli Jolin Hlanchanl (their maternal grandfatlier) 
furni*'rly owned, from whom it (le>cen(le<l to his daughter, Sarah L.^her. 
Stf Vol. 22, Middlesex Registry, p. 417. 

March 21. 1721-2, Robert Usher, '• husl)an<lman " (the one killed by the 
Indians at Lovrwrll's Figlit, in 1725), also Sarah lusher, his mother, and 
Sarah U'^her, her <langhter (the last two then ot liillerica), joined in a (juitr 
claim de»'<l t/) John I'slier, *' cooper," of Dunstable, their interests in the same 
Luids. df»Mled the day before by Hezekiah, as above indieat<'(l. One tract, 
wliuh was ilescribed in Hezekiah's deed as formerly belonging to "my 
falht-r U^her, <l«*ceascd," is referre<l to in the <leed of Kobi'rt, Sarah and 
Sirah. .1r., jus **set forth from the estate of Robert Usher, formerly of l)un- 
>tib]»-.*' See Vol. 2;5, Middlesex Registry, p. 224. 

All this sreins to indicate that Hezekiah, John and Robert were brothers, 
h*i a ^i^ter Sarah, and were all the children of Robert an<l Sarah Hlanchard 
r»h' r. of Dunstable, and that John Usher, eoopi'r, bought out the interest 
<•! hi- un>ther an<l these other heirs in his father's estate. If Sarah Usher, 
th^ «Liu::hter, was c^f age, when she executed the <leed, March 21, 1721-2, 
■Wif nni>t have been lM)rn Jis early as March, 1700-1 ; but as her brother, 
R'>iM'rt, i< given (by Whitmore) as born in June, 1700, her place is })robably 
b-nvf^-n John an<l Robert; though she may possibly ha\e hren the of 
iht- «hildn-n, in which ease Hezekiah would have been third. 

June 20. 172X, a Hezekiah Usher married Abigail, daughter of Captain 
Aan»n and Abig:iil Waters Cleveland, of Charlcstown or Medford (Mystic), 
rite having been born May 10, 170G. 

78 Notes on Usher Genealogy, [Jan. 

Feb. 14, 1738, "Aaron Cleveland, Gentleman, and Hezekiah Usher, 
carrier, both late of Charlestown (Mass.), now of East Haddani, Colony of 
Connecticut," deeded land in Medford, Mass. See Vol. 41, Middlesex 
Registry, p. 480. 

June 17, 1738, " Aaron Cleveland, housewright," sold to his "son-in-law, 
Hezekiah Usher, currier, of Charlestown," a house and smaU piece of land 
near Medford Bridge. See Vol. 39, Middlesex Registry, p. 191. 

The East Iladdam, Connecticut, lands records (Vol. 2, p. 690) show that 
" Capt. Aaron Cleveland, of Charlestown," Mass., became a large land-owner 
in East Haddam, in the spring of 1738. He bought a tract of 600 acres. 
In July, 1739, his son. Rev. Aaron Cleveland (Harvard College class of 
1735), became the pastor at Haddam, of which town East Haddam was 
formerly a part. 

In March, 1741-2, Capt Aaron Cleveland sold to " Hezekiah Usher, of 
East Haddam," a piece of land in that town. It is family tradition that 
Dr. Robert Usher, third son of Hezekiah, was bom at sea, on a coaster be- 
tween Cape Cod and Connecticut river, presumably when ^e family was en 
route from Charlestown to East Haddam. The date of birth was January 
31, 1742-3. 

This Hezekiah Usher died at East Haddam in the summer of 1750, as 
appears by the ancient probate records of that town, now at Colchester, Con- 
necticut His widow, Abigail, took out letters of administration. The only 
children referred to, in the settlement of the estate, were Abigail, Hezekiah, 
John, Robert and James — five of them. The daughter, Abigail, was already 
married to John Stewart, of Hartford, Connecticut, whicli would make her 
birth, as given by Wyman (1730), rather than as indicated by Whitmore 
(1741). The estate was appraised in 1750, but was not distributed until 
1755, in which year Hezekiah, the oldest son, became of age, and received 
a double portion. The widow lived to be 71 years of age. " Nov. 1, 1777, 
the widow Usher died at day-break." (Church Records at Westchester, 
Connecticut) " The widow Abigail Usher, mother to Doct Robert Usher, 
died November the first," 1777. (Town Records, Chatham, Connecticut) 
She died at his house (tradition). This house, situated in the south* 
eastern corner of Chatham township, Waterhole district, near the lines of 
East Haddam and Colchester, is now standing (1899). The homestead ci 
Hezekiah, the settler, was eight or ten miles south-east of Dr. Robert's, in 
that part of East Haddam now known as North Plain, and near where the 
Hadlyme and Salem turnpike crosses Eight Mile River. 

The writer has in his possession a chart, made by his mother, Melissa 
Usher (TV'hitmore, p. 9), about 1850, of the descendants and brothers of 
Hezekiah Usher, who died in 1750, from information furnished her by 
Sophron Usher of Chatham, Connecticut Sophron Usher had this infor- 
mation, by tradition, from his father. Dr. Robert (1743-1820), at whose 
house the widow, Abigail Cleveland Usher, spent her last days, and where 
Sophron was born and always resided. This chart indicates that Hezekiah 
Usher, the father of Dr. Rol)ert, had two brothers, John and Robert, both 
younger than himself, and that Robert was " killed by the Indians." The 
five children of Hezekiah are named as in the probate records above referred 
to, except that the daughter is designated as ** Mrs. Stuart" 

Josiah Cleveland Usher, youngest son of Dr. Rol)ert, died at New Britain, 
Connecticut, in 1894, aged 92. He was wholly unable to reconcile the 
names of his grandfather Hezekiah's family, as given by Whitmore, with 
family tradition. Nothing is known in the Connecticut branch of the Usher 

1900.] Notes on Usher Genealogy. 79 

&mily, of this Hezekiah residing in Rhode Island ; or of his having any such 
wife as Jane, or Jennie, Greenleaf, or Elizabeth Whittemore ; or any such 
children as Daniel, Jane, Elizabeth or Mary ; or any such relatives by 
marriage as Dakin or Francis. It is since Josiah Cleveland Usher^s death 
that the Massachusetts records, above referred to, have been examined and 
found to coniirm the family tradition. 

It is obvious that the errors, above pointed out, occurred so early in the 
&mily history that a large part of the genealogy, as published, is incorrectly 
traced and should be rearranged. 

To assist in making the desired corrections, outlines of the families of 
Robert of Dunstable, and of the two Ilezekiahs with reference to whom tlie 
confusion first arose, are herewith submitted : 

Hezekiah Usher, of Medford ( Charlestown ), Mass. and Newport, R. L, son 
of Lieutenant Governor John and Elizabeth Allen Usher, was born not earlier 
than 1705. See holograph will of Lieutenant Governor John, not probated 
by reason of defective execution, but on file at the East Cambridge Probate 
Office, in which we find, under date of April 28, 1725, "I give to my son 
Hezekiah Usher £500, when he comes of age, or day of marriage." He 
vas not born later than 1711, if he was of age when he executed a deed 
June 1, 1732. (See Vol. 33, Middlesex Registry, p. 287.) In this deed, he 
described himself as of ** Charlestown, Mass., tin-plate worker." Later in 
the same year, Dec. 26, 1732, he describes himself as a *' tin-plate worker at 
Newport, R I." (See Vol. 33, Middlesex Registry, p. 480.) These two 
deeds are conveyances of his interest in lands descended from his father, the 
Lieutenant CJovemor. 

It was, probably, this Hezekiah who married Jennie, daughter of Stephen 
Greenleaf, 1 March, 1732 ; she having been born 24 May, 1714, and died 
10 Dec. 1704. It may have iM^en this same Hezekiah who was pu])lished 
to be marrietl, in Iteton, to Elizabeth Whittouiore in 1708 ; or she may have 
been nuirried to this man's son, Ilezeldah, it" there was such a son. One or 
both of iheiie wives are probably referred to in the following extracts from 
the an<»ieiit records of the Second Coni;re«:;ational Church, at Newport, 
whifh were rescue<l, much damaged, from the British ship in which they 
were carri<Ml away from Newport and sunk in New York Harbor, during 
ibe Revolutionary War : 

•^Capt. Hez. Usher died on the coast of Africa, Jan. 30, 179G, Betsey 
(h& wife) 1779." 

*» BAPTISMS, Usher 

Eliz. of Hezekiah & Jenny, Dec. 2, 1733. 
Jane " •* ♦♦ " Jan. 22, 1735. 
Mary '* " '♦ " Feb. 27, 1736-7. 
Eliz. '♦ ♦* *' *' Aiiir. 5, 1731). 
John " " " *♦ Aug. 30, 1741." 

The family records of Robert Usher, of Dunstable, and of his son llezo- 
bjih. may b<* summarized as follows: 

Robert Usher, of Dunstable, Mass. (son of Robert, of Stamford, ConntT^ti- 
cut), was born about 16r)0. After his father's death, in lOOO, the young 
fimiiy probably migrat-CMl to Massachusetts, to be eared for by Hezekiah, 
the merchant, as sugi^ested in Robert's will, a cof)y of which may he found 
in the Memorial of Colonel Roland G. Usher, p. 131). The merchant I leze- 
kiah's s<m, Hezekiah, had mining interests at Dunstable, which may have 
W some influence in causing young liobert, his cousin, to settle there. 

80 Records of the Church in Bolton^ Conn. [Jan. 

Robert married, 23 January, 1694, Sarah, daughter of John Blanchard, 
of Dunstable, and died not later than June 27, 1710, on which date a joint 
deed was given by Joseph Blanchard and " Sarah ITsher, the relict widow of 
Robert Usher, late of Dunstable." (See Vol. 1 6, Middlesex Registry, p. 
617.) Their children : 

i. Hezrkiah, "joiner** and ** currier,** b. probably 1694-5; m, 80 
June, 1728, Abigail Cleveland, and d. In 1750. 

ii. John, of Dunstable, *' cooper,** b. 31 May, 1696. (See Whitroore*8 
Usher Gcnealo«:y, p. 2, No. 8.) 

iii. Sakah, b. probably about 1698. 

iv. ROBKKT, b. June, 1700; d. unm. 8 May, 1725; killed by the Indians 
at Lovewell's Fljrht, in Maine. He was a " husbandman.** Es- 
tate settled by his brother, John, 1725. (Middlesex Probate 
Records, East Cambridge, Mass.) 

Hezekiah Usher, of Lynn and Charlestowu, Mass., and East Haddam, 
Connecticut, married 20 Juno, 172)^, Abigail, daughter of Captain Aaron 
and Abigail Waters Cleveland, and had : 

i. Abigail, b. April 3, 1730 ; m., not later than 1750, John Stewart, of 
Hartford, Connecticut. Left descendants. 

ii. Hezkkiah, b. 28 May or 2 June, 1734; m. 3 Nov. 1757, at East 
Haddam. Lydia Baker, and had : (See Whitmore, p. 3.) 

iii. John. b. 24 or 25 May, 1736; had wives Freelove Luther and 
Zilpha Phillips, and children. (Whitmore. pp. 2-3.) 

iv. RoBKRT, b., as he used to say, "at Cape Cod, Nantucket and all 
alouK shore," Jan. 31, 1742-3. A physician and father of six- 
teen children. (Whitmore, p. 4.) 

V. James, b. 18 July, 1747 ; m. Sarah Brainerd at East Haddam, Con- 
necticut, 20 Jan., 1744, and moved to Canaan, N. Y. (Whit- 
more, p. 4.) 

Hezekiah Usher died at East Haddam, Connecticut, in the summer of 
1750, aged 5o or oG ; his wife, Abigail Cleveland Usher, died at Chatham^ 
Connecticut, November 1, 1777, aged 71 years. 


Communicated by Miss Mart K. Talcott, of Hartford, Conn. 
[Continued from Vol. 53, page 449.] 

The Rev. George Colton was l)orn in West Hartford, Conn., July 11, 
1736, the youngest son of the Rev. Benjamin Colton and his second wife, 
Elizabi^th Pitkin. He was graduateil from Yale College in the class of 
175(), and studie<l theology, and wjis licensed to preach by the Hartford 
North Association of Ministers on October 3, 17ort. He was ordained on 
Nov. 1), 1763, pa-itor of the church in Bolton. Here he spent the rest of 
his life, dying in office on June 27, 1812. He was devoted to missions, and 
was influential in the formation and support of the Connecticut Missionary 
Society, and, having no children, bequeathed to it his homestead. He mar- 
ried on Oct. 7, 17G6, Rhoda, daughter of .John and Eunice (Cqlton) Ely, 
of LoDgmeadow, Mass. She died March o, 1786, and he married, second, 
Dec. 11, 1788, Martha, widow of Judah Strong, of Bolton, and daughter 
of Saul Alvord. Dexter's Tale Biographies, ii., 408-9. 

1900.] Reeordi of the Church in Bolton, Conn. 




The M'tn't Name, 



Joseph Cobb 





Benj* Trumbull 



Col. Thomas Welles 



Abncr Loomis 





Jerijah Loomis W 



John Jones 





John Bliss 



Philip Clarke 



Jordan Post 



Sam* Clarke 



Aaron Strong 



Asahel Skinner 



Thomas Coleman 



David Welwter 



Judah Strong 




Nathan Darte 



David Norton 



Michail Taintor 



John Howard 



John Post 



Riverius Hooker 





Joseph Webster 



Stephen Post 



John Hale 



Benj* Mann 



Andrew Ix)omis 





P^btinezer Hide 


^t ir, 

Joseph Burnham 



Noah Biirtlett 



Ilezekiah Crane 



Ebenezer Hibbard 





Tliomas Brown 



Ebenez(T Carver 


Niles Wilrick 



Ozias Tyler 




Joseph Sutlief 



Daniel Griswold 

Anjrust 21) 

William Hibbard 


4 ^ 

John Gibbs 



Jabez Emerson 



Solomon Dewey 



Thomas Kimberly 

Record of Marriage$ from 1763. 

The WomarCs Name, 
Zurviah Webster 

Abigail Loomis Wid 
M" Martha White 
Martha Thau- 
Sarah Webster 
Susanna Bates 

Bette White 
Abigail Birge 
Abigail Ixwmis 
Jenisha White 
Margaret Howard 
Sarah Trumbull 
Anna Shay lor 
Mary Hitchcock 
Martha Alvord 

Dorothy Gains 
Susanna Bishop 
Lidia Loomis 
Cloe Talcott 
Comfort Goodrich 
Abigail Bishop 

Ruth loomis 
Mary Taylor 
Martha Scovil 
Bette Darte 
Beulah Strong 

I^is Thacher 
Wid. Eunice Shay lor 
Sarah Scott 
Sy-)il Lamphier 
Ann Spencer 

Charity Cooley 
Esther Trumbull 
Margaret Baxter 
Jerusha Loomis 

Zurviah Cobb 
Wid. Judith Shay lor 
Bathsheba Strong 

Wid. Dorothy Drake 
Sarah Atherton 
Christiana Cone 
Ann White 


Records of the Church in Bolton^ Conn. 


Feb. 16 
March 31 
June 1 
Octob' 5 
Nov' 18 
Dec' 17 
" 14 

Jany 20 
April 20 
June 30 
Dec' 19 

Jan. 4 
" 26 




Jan. 25 

Nov' 6 



Feb. 7 

« 27 
Aug* 14 

** 15 
Sep*' 18 

" 18 

« 30 
Nov' 5 

" 27 
Feb. 12 
March 5 
May 5 







Nov. 2 
Dec' 24 

Jan^ 27 
April 30 
Mav 25 
Sep^ 7 
Oct. 25 
Dec. 28 

Feb. 8 

Elieha Taylor 
Jacob Williamg 
Eliphalet Hendee 
Jabez Crocker 
John Cone 
Joshua Talcott 
Seth Waterman 

John Coleman 
Zacheus Scott, Negro 
Joseph Fitch 
Asa Kellogg 

Eleazer Huntington 
Amos Palmer 
John Talcott 
Jonah Strickland 
Lemuel Long 

Ozias Bissell 
Daniel Skinner 
Joseph Carver 

Abner Lamphier 
Simeon Spencer 
Samuel Carver 
James Negro 
John Couch 
Gurdon Woodruff 
Aaron Hoskins 
Theophilus Huntington 
Joseph Andrus 

Nathaniel Howard 
Anderson Miner 
Simeon Griswold 
Ashbel Webster 
William Richardson 
John Doughty 
Mathew D*^Wolf 
Samuel Lyman 

Elnathan Bush 
Abiel Bill 

Jabez Chesborough 
James Chapman 
Luther Skinner 
Richard Skinner 
Allen Andrus 
Benjamin Howard 

Jerusha Hutchins 
Mary Carver 
Mary Loomis 
Elizabeth Talcott 
Patience Strickland 
Jemima Howard 
Elizabeth Loomis 

Mary Woodruff 
Sarah Quomine 
Wid. Susanna Cone 
Ann Webster 

Elisabeth Pitkm 
Joanna Waldo 
Sarah Stimpson 
Anna C^one 
Anna Bissell 

Elisabeth Kilbom 
Anna Andrus 
Martha Boardman 

Rachel Clarke 
Abigail Darte 
Bathsheba Griswold 
Sarah Scott 
Abigail Webster 
Anna Webster 
Rhoda Risley 
Ruth Talcott 
Mercy Darte 

Mary G rover 
Martha Pitkin 
Anne Hutchins 
Mercy Sweatland 
Abigail Thair 
Sarah Smith 
Wid. Susanna Brock way 
Ruamah Allen 

Wid. Lidia Loomis 
Bette Darling 

Rhoda Woodward 
Susanna Tucker 
Sarah DeWolf 
Wid. Esther Spencer 
Jerusha Risley 
Freelove Stebbins 

D' Jeremiah West, Toll<^ Amelia Ely 

1900.] Jiecords of the Church in Bolton, Conn. 


Feb. 15 
April 12 
May 18 
July 5 
Oct' 25 
Dec' 24 

April 15 
Mav 16 
Aug^ 1 
Sept. 16 
Nov. 28 
Dec' 12 


Feb. 6 


June 23 

Nov. 26 

May 20 
Nov. 18 

Julv 7 

Julv 4 


Feb. 1 
♦» ii 

Manh 8 
April 8 
Onob' 4 
Nov. 1 

Janv. C 
Julv 3 
De<^ 11 

Feb. 19 
April 14 
Nov. 12 


Dt^c' 30 

Jan. 28 
S*p»' 15 

1 701 

Benoni Shepherd, Toll* 
Benjamin Welles 
Samuel Field 
Thomas Welles 
Jerijah Loomis 
Elisha Andrus 
Levi Strong 
William Hibbard 

Anna Alvord 
Mary Warner 
Hulda MiUard 
Sarah Risley 
Wid. Zurviah Bushnell 
Mary Skinner 
Luce Warner 
Ann Bishop 

Person Gay 
John Bishop 
Samuel Woodworth 
Uriah Skinner 
Ichabod Gay 
John Coleman J' (?) 

Amasa Loomis Windsor 
Jedidiah Post, Hebron 
John Olds, Shiifield 
Elisha Benton, Hartford 

Dorcas Firman 
Prudence Strong 
Miriam Shaylor 
Zubah Brainard 
Sarah Kellogg ^- . 
Wid. Mary Howard 

Wid. Priscilla Birge 
Wid. Patience Cone 
Roxcellaua Darte 
Submit Carver 

David Post, Hebron 
John Ainsworth 

Martha Warner 
Mary Field 

Samuel Jones, Andover 
Thomas Field 

Talitha Bishop 
Luce Bissell 

Thomas Webster, 3<i 
Aron Grant, E. Windsor 
Jessa Hutcheson 
Isaac Birge 
P^lijah Hammond, 2** 
Noah Shurtliff 

Susanna '^k inner 
Anna Loomis 
Sarah Loomis 
Pamela Warner 
Martha Strong 
Lidia Brown 

Elijah Carpenter 
D' David Strong 
Levi Johnson 
George Colton, A. M. 

Hulda Risley 
Zilpha Davis 
Litlia Binhop 
Wid. Martha Strong 

Jonathan Barns 
Nathaiiael Hubbard 
P31izur Tillotson 
P'.phraim Tucker 
Elijah Blackman 
Aaron Strong 

Rachel Steele 
Eunice Alvord 
Anna Strong 
Pamela Hubbard 
Abigail Spencer 
Mary Ann Bowers 

Abner Backus 

Lemuel Pomry S. Hamp'" 

Triphena Robbins 
(?) Bette Bliss [White] 

J < .r 





■ * 


George Bissell 
Zenas Skinner 
Richard Skinner Jr. 
John Daniels 

Lois Cone 
Mary IxKjmis 
Jennet Griswold 
Ruth Coleman 


Mecordt of the Church in Bolton, Conn. 




Alexander Keney 

Abigail Goodridi 



Nathanael Root, Cov^ 

Candace Hammond 



Joshua Talcott 

Sarah Marshell 



Jordan Hawkins 

Ruth Skinner 



Samuel Moulton 

Cloe Howard 



David Baker, Tolland 

Lucy Bo wen (?) 




John Chappel, Andover 

Barbara Webster 



Judah Strong 

Jerusha Warner 

a ii 

March 7 

Mathew Loomis 

Martha White 

Eli Hammond 

Olin Howard 



Eldad Skinner 

Polly Sacket 




Levi Carpenter 

Christiana Dewey 



Cushman Smith, Surry ? 

Azubah Skinner 



Reuben Risley 

Sabra Webster 



Amasa Bridges 

Perse Thrall 



Asa Johnson 

Clare Carver 



Jonathan Birge 

Sally Wanier 



Stephen Gone 

Mary Colton 




Prudence Bo wen 



Russell Bidwell, E. Hartf* 

Mary Webster 




Samuel Porter 

Edna Bingham 



Martin Shepherd 

Naomi Andrus 

Sep'' 13 

March 23 

Asa Welles 

Martha Loomis 

Nathan Strong 

Mille White 



Lemuel Adams, Hartf 

Phila Warner 




Levi Loomis 

Prudence Strickland 



Jesse Brewster, Cov^ 

Susanna Darfrey 



Calvin Cheney, Orford 

Vina Wilson 




Ambrose Collins 

Anna Dewey 



Asahel Col ton, longmeadow 

Susanna Cheney 



Richard Skinner 

Polly ITirall 



Rich*' Babcock Carpenter 

Hannah Little 



David Pitkin, Orford 

Polly Cone 



Thomas Dewey 

Polly Fox (?) 



Erastus Dewey 

Caroline Carver 

Novem. 1 4 

Benj* Howard, Springfield 

Wid. Phebe Bishop 



Simeon Porter, Crank 

Mabel Loomis 



Asa Buigham, Jr. 

Amy Dewey 



Martin Keney, Orf^ 

Jerusha Howard 




Josiah Simonds Orford 

Carolina Waterman 




Marshfield Steele, A. M. 

Rachel Strong 



Thomas Snell, Brookf^ 

Tirzah Strong 



Israel Strong 

Betse Rrainord 



Medad Loomis, Cov^ 

Sally Skinner 

1900.] Beeordt of the Church in Bolton, Conn. 




Hougbton Biddwiii 

Mille Bowen 



ZebuloQ Howard 

Hannah Bowen 




George Hammond 

Statira Jndd 

September 23 

Jabei lUu&us, Hebron 

Octa. Strong 



Josiab Tucker 

Sarah TalcoU 




Natbaniel Hubbard 

Sarah Kingsbury 



Asa Talcott, Glassenbury 

Polly White 



Thomas White 

Dorothy Hammond 



Gideon Jones, Hebron 

Zilpha Strong 
Talitha Canrer 



Josiah Baker, Toll* 



Jonath» Bidwell, E. H. 

Ruah Webster 




John Howard, Jun' 

Patty Loomis 

Appleton Hollister 

Lndna Carverby \ Sam^ Oai^ 
Anna White j ver Es^ 


Roswell Bailj of Lebanon 




George Fowler 

Polly Johnson 
I^abbe PraU 



John Chapman 



Anson Brewster 

Amelia Alvord 




George Loomis 

Anna Driggs 



Elizur Welles 

Phebe Howard 



Shubael Waterman 

Cloe Chapin 



Ezra Dri^s 

Mary Ruggles 




Simeon Dunham 

Anna Strong 

September 8 

John Ru^gles 

Sabury Skinner 



Luther Burnell (of Cazinovia) Hulah Bingham 



Otis Freeman 

Mary Calvin Burnap 



Aaron Farmor Jr. 

Lucretia Philips 

November 11 

Aaron Cook 

Betsy White 



Solomon Strong 

Lura Driggs 



Oliver WUcox 

Eleonor Hammond 




Joel Webster 

Martha Webster 




David Porter 

Mary Andrus 



Richard Skinner 

Ruth Loomis or White 


Esq' Carver 



Ariel Wadsworth 

Susanna Skinner 




Stephen Curtice 

Mary Elliot 



Dioclate Post 

Pamela Birge 



j:iijah Fitch 

Nabbe Carpinter 




Oliver Webster 

Rachel Babcock 



Elijah Alvord 

Clarissa White 




Samuel Williams 

Sally TMiite 



Martin Alvord 

Sophia Shepherd 

[To be continued.] 


WaterUnen Fidelity Men. 



By Ruth Wood Hoao, A.B., Boston, Mass. 

At a County Court held at Charlestown, Dec. 18, 1677. 

A list of the names of about 80 of the inhabitants of Watertowne that 
tooke the oath of fidelity before Capt. Mason in December, 77, was re- 
turned to this Court and is on file. Middlesex County Court Records^ vol. 3, 
p. 306. 

This list had become misplaced and was found among the Court files for 
April, marked on the outside June, 1777. The paper is fast crumbling 
away and the ink is very much faded. Accompanying it was a partial 
copy of the names, not following the order of the original, made by J. 
Wingate Thornton in 1846. The following is as complete a copy of the 
original paper as I have been able to make. Comparison of the two lists 
will show that Mr. Thornton and I do not agree in the reading of four 
names ; his Joseph Whiting, Thomas Bishop, David Clarck and John 
Kendall being clearly Joseph Whitny, Thomas biscoo, David Church and 
John Randall as I read them. Mr. Thornton's list contains one name 
which mine does not, that of a second William Shattuck. 

Willyiam Groddard. 
John Waight 
Joseph Mason. 
Benjamin Pearc 
Benjamin Willington. 
Joseph Willington. 
Josiah Tredaway. 
Adsaham Hall. 

John . 

Edw . 


John bond. 
John Randall. 
Christopher Grant 
William Rice. 
Joseph . 

Thomas . 

Willyiam hull— 

Willyiam Sandurson. 
Epharaham hemes. 
Joseph Undurwood. 
Samuel hagar. 
Willyiam hagar. 
Richard bears. 
John huse. 
Shubel Stearns. 
John Stearns. 
Joshuah fuller. 
Richard bloyse. 

Zebed . 

Joseph . 

Joseph hoi . 

Joseph Whitny. 
John Sangur. 
Thomas traine. 
Joseph Woodward. 
Willyiam Goddard, jnr. 
Danill Benjamin. 
Jabish bears. 
Jerimy Mors. 
Joseph hassell. 
Nathanell fisk. 
Thomas Sawing. 
Enoch Tuttle. 
David Church. 
Ellis barron. 
Nathanell Coolidg. 
Willyiam — : . 

1900.] Diary of Mows Paint. 87 

MAth * Thomas Maooo. 

Jonathaii taintur. Willjiam Shattodk. 

Thomas Undm^wood. John heastings. 

Simon Stone. Willyiam Willington. 

John Chenary. John Willington. 

Dannill Cannadj. OUifor Willington. 

John Applin. Caleb Grant 

NathaneU banham. Monnint Sawin. 

Thomas Sannlng* Joseph taintur. 

John Kimball. John Smith. 

Halle. Joseph Smith. 

Jcmathan bean. Richard Beech. 

All those persons whose names are contained within this paper did take 

the oath of fidelity in the month of December 1677 by me Hugh Mason 
of Watertown. 

/. Win4faU I%imUcn'$ UtL 

John Smith. Manning Sawin (?) 

Joseph Smith. Christopher Grant 

mchard Beech. Joseph Whiting. 

Ellis Baocon (?) or Barron? William Goddard (?) 

Nathanell Coolidg. Joseph Mason (?) 

Thomas Underwood. John Wright (?) or Waight 

Simon Stone^ Josiah Tredaway (?) 

William Shattock (?) Thomas Bishop (?) 

John Willin^n. John Heastings (?) 

Willington, Nathanell Fisk (?) 

Caleb Cirant. David Clarck (?) 

John Applin (?) John Chenary (?) 

.John Kimball (?) Dannell Cannady (?) 

WUliam Shattuck (?) John Kendall (?) 

The above is a copy of the names on the paper so far as I can find them 
legible, *iuch as are doubtful are? J. Wing ate Thornton. 

July 20, 1846. 


Commanicated by Josiah Paine, Esq., of Harwich, Mass. 

Dea. Moses Paine, from whose diary the following extracts, 
verhatim et literatim^ were made, was the son of Thomas Paine, 
Esq., of Truro, and was bom Sept. 28, 1695. He married Miss 
Margery Mayo at Yarmouth, Mass., April 14, 1720.^^116 died 

88 Diary of Moses Paine. [Jan. 

Oct. 4, 1764. He was a man of note in Truro in his day. Dur- 
ing the earlier years of his life he kept a diary, which is now in 
the hands of a descendant in somewhat mutilated condition with 
twenty-seven of its first pages gone. The greater part of that 
portion remaining appears to have been written while he was in the 
employ of his uncle John at Eastham in 17 16, when he was but 
twenty years of age. 

May 27. 1716. Being Lords Day I went to meeting att Tniro, and Mr. 
Avery text in ye forenoon was Psalms ye 0(5: ye 18 verse, and ye after- 
noon it was in Genesis 50 chap : at ye 5 verse. This day I was recieved 
into full communion with ye church. O my lord, my god, help me, poor 
unworthy creature, to keep covenant with my go<l. there was also Isaac 
Cole iSb Robert Freeman taken into ye church, and also Joseph Smallcy. 
be pleased O lord to help us, and preserve us by thy mighty power through 
faith unto salvation. 

May ye 30, 1716. this day my uncle John Paine's wife Died and that 
very suddenly. 

July ye 2. 1716. this morning Joshua Doanes wife died. 

Aug. 6, 174G. this day at night was a great storm of wind and rain 
which di<l much damniiie Indian corn. 

Aug. 10, 1716. this day there was a great scool of blackfish Drove on 
shore at mr. «John Mulford's cleft. 

Sept. 10, 1716. this day mr. Hulbard* came to my uncle John Paine's 
to keej) scool. 

October ye 14, 1716- being lords day, and an excessive wind so yt 
there was no meeting in Eastham. 

November ye 21). 171 G. this day Capt. Joshua Doane, Thomas Pitty, 
George Mckerie, William Ghustan, Joseph Sweat and Sam Charles were 
Drowned in gouig from Eastern harbor to Billingsgate 

December ye G. 1716. this day was a public thanksgiving throughout 
this province. 

January the 8, 1717/18 This morning Deacon llezekiah Purrington 
departed this life; the lord sanctatie such an awful dispensation of provi- 
dence unto us all. 

January the 13teenth 171 J This evening the church by vote choose 
lieut Constant Freeman and John Snow to be deacons in the church of 
Christ of Truro. The k)rd prepare them suitably therefor. 

F'ebruary ye 11, 17 1|. this day my brother .Jonathan Paine wife 
dyed. O lord sanctifie thy holy hand to all concerned herein. 

My mother, hannah paine, Dyed at Truro July 24, 1718. 

My father, Thomas paine. Dyed June 2.'i, 1721, at Truro. 

My sister, Abigail \Vhite,t dyed July 23, 1721, at Attlel)erry. 

My brother, Thomas Paine, dyed, April li), 174."). 

My sister, Phelx; Knowles, dyed June 23, 1748. 

Margery Paine, my beloved wife, died July 10th, in the year 1749, 
about the lifty third year of her age. 

♦ This Mr. Hulburd appears to have been a preacher. According to several entries 
in the diary, made subsequently, he appears to have preached from Rev. Mr. Treat's 

t Abigail White was the wife of Ebenozer White. 

1900.] John Gallop of Taunton, Mast. 89 


By Almon D. H0DOB8, Jr. 

The Taunton Proprietors' Records contain the following entry : 
^The names of the children of Richard Burt : Abil, borne 5 Dec. 
1657. Ester Gollup^ dr. of John Gollupy borne 21 July, 1653. 
Aiary Burt, dr. of Richard, borne about 15 ilay, 1661. Richard, son, 
borne about 21 June, 1663. Joseph, borne about 15 May, 1666. 
Ebenczer, borne about 15 May, 1669. John, borne about 21 Aug. 
1671. Ephraim, borne 27 Feb. 1674. Abagail, borne 28 Jan. 
1676.'' [Gkn. Reg., xvii : 232]. 

Savage says that the above John Gollup was Capt. John Gallop 
of Connecticut, son of John and Christabel Gallop of Boston, and 
this statement has been accepted and repeated by the compiler of the 
Gallup Family (published in 1893) and by all the genealogists of 
Bristol County, as well as by the present writer in his edition of the 
Hodges Family of New England. 

But the statement is clearly incorrect. No document has as yet 
been discovered which in any way connects Ester Gallop of Taun- 
ton (who married Henry* Hodges) with the Gallops of Boston or 
of Connecticut. In the division of the estate of Capt. John Gal- 
lop of Connecticut five daughters are mentioned, and these five are 
named in the agreement of the heirs, and Ester's name nowhere 
appears. \_CfH(lkijif<'s Hint, of 2^tw London^ 291. (Utllap 
Fmnihiy 261,] And finally Miss Caulkins in her Iliytory of New 
Lun<k)ii, pp. ^%^ 74, 79 and 9H, shows that Ca[)t. John (iallop 
«pplir<l for, and was granted, a lot in New London between Oct. 
19, 1 ().')() and Feb. 2*'), 1650-1, and was an actual inhabitant of that 
town on the speeitic dates of July, KJol, Nov. \>^^ 1651, Feb. 9, 
1652-^^ and Feb. 6, 1653-4; while from the records immediately 
following, it is certain that another John Gallop was an inhabitant 
of Taunton during these same years. 

i. 104U-1, March 2. PreRcntment by the Crrand ln(|uest. " We pre- 

•ent tin* son of Widow Hohle for swearing. Witness, William 

Evans. John Golope." [^Printed Phjm, Col, Rec.^ ii : 12.] Widow lloble 
a*N*ui^ to iiave l>efn widow of Robert HoIh*1, one of tlu» ori<:inal purchasers 
of Taunton. William Evans's name occurs in the second list of Taunton 
pun-liasers. Hence apparently .John (lolope was of Taunton. 

ii. ir>4.'^, Aui^ust. John (iallop's name is in the military \\>i of Taun- 
ton. [Printed Plym, CoL Rer., viii : V^>).'] 

iii. irMl-2, FVb. 18. "It was ordere<l and granted that .John (iallop 
•hall U' accounted as an ancient hdiabitent [of Taunton] in all rights of 
divi.-ion^ an<J as far as the same land is uudividi«<l will admit in said border, 
and ihat lie shall have the same as a Whome lot in that plot of land where 
Thomas Eincoln junior hath six acres granted and to be next unto Thomas 
Linodn in onler." [^Paper in the City IJall^ 2auntofi, copied by .James E. 
•Server, Esq., of Taimtou.] 


John Gallop of Tatmion^ Mass. 

iv, 1651^, June 5. John Gallop was a highway surveyor at Taunton. 
[Prtnled Pitjm, Col i?w,, ii : 1 68,] 

V. 1 Wy\-t^ March 1 tJ, John JoUop witnessed the will'of Henry Andrews 
of Taunton. [Plpiu CoL Wilis, i : 1 : 1 1 6.] 

vi. 16.1:3, July 21. Es*ter Gollup. dau. of John Gollup, liorn at Taun- 
ton, [lauitfo/i Prop, Hec. In Gkn- Keo,, xvii : 282,1 

viL IfJ'jfi, Der. 18. ^-^ It m liranted to Clement Maxfield of Taunton a 
percel of laud for thf^ house of his diviBion, lyintj hetween the Iamb of 
Nicholas Whit43 and the greatje lotH which was formerly granted to John 
Gallop and the said Clement.*' [Taunton Recards^ copied by James E. 

viii. Date uncertain. *' The names of those that are found upon town 
[ ] th** lirat and ancient purchasers, [The twelfth name is] Jolxn 

Gollap.*' [Copied by lisiiac W. Wilcox of Taunton from a amall book 
fastened in voL v. of the Ihuntoii Prop. 7?fr.] 

ix, iGf>*J, Jan, 10. **The grants of laud made to ye right originally 
John Gallops, now [17'31>] owntnl by William and Ilenry Hodges [hia 
grandsons] are here entered in order to rekkon Jan» 10, li}iV,h Granted 
to Esther Gallop, nix acrea of plain," etc- \^Taunton Prop* /?et\, y\ 100, 
under date of 3Iay 1, 17-111.] 

X. U)72, Nov. 2ti. E:ister G oil op (then ll> years & 4 months old) 
name<t in the list of Taunton South Purchase Proprietors. [ Tannton Prop* 
Jlec,^ iv : 232,] Also in the tjypplementary declaratory deed, date*l March 
18, HiH:>-4. 

xi. 107.3, May 14. The rej>ort of the Committee of this date, giving 
the list of persons entitled to be proprietors of Taunton, states that John 
Gol lop's right;? were then held by Henry Ho<iges. 

The above eleven items constitute all that I have been able to 
find concerning John (lullop of Taunton, after a long search among 
the records of Taunton, Dorchester, Boston, Briistol County, Suf- 
folk County and else where. They show clearly that he was not 
Capt* Gallop of Connecticut, but beyond this all is conjecture. 

Many of the fi r^^t eettlers of Tan ii ion eatne from Dorchester, and 
so perba[r« John Grdh>p of Taunlon was a near relative of Hum- 
phrey CTallop of Dorchester, Concerning this Humphrey, almost 
nothing ia known. James Blake, in his " Annals of Dorchester/' 
says that the first inhabitants settled in that place in June, 1630, 
and tiiat Mr. Gallope was a person of note ajuonf^ them. I have 
found only two records, both at Dorchester, which refer to liim. 
"On April I^, UiH3, Mr. Gallope, having 1 cow, is retjuircd to set 
up 20 feet of fencing in the Marsh from the land of Kiehard Phelps 
to the Creek. \_Boj<ton Jtec, Com. Up port ^ iv: 1]. ''Joseph tFie 
son of Humphrey (iallop &. Anne his wife, was Born anno 1G33/* 
[JJoston J(ee, Com. Jiepo/t^ xxi : 2.] 

It is pro liable that John Gallop died not long after the birth of 
his daughter Ester, and that his widow married Richard* Burt 
( Richard^) of Taunton, in which case her name must have been 
Charity, as Richurd Burt had a wife Charity wdio was mother of 
his children, with the {mssible exception of Abel, [JJrhtoi Co, 


Ahfitracts of EnglUh Wills, 


Probate and -Deerf^], This euppoeition rests primarily on the 
record above quoted of tlie " name^ of" the children of Kk-hiird Burt," 
According' to the usage of that time, Ester Gallop would have been 
called ft child of Richard Burt if eihe was liis gtep-daughter. Furtherj 
Ester Gallop, who married Henry' Hodges (William' ) of Taun- 
lOD, had children Charity, Joseph, Ephraim aud Abigail — Qanies 
fimnd in the Burt family hut not in the family of John' Hodges, 
only brotlier of Henry. And at the division of land in Taunton on 
Dec, 28> 1659, Richard Burt had four heads in his fiimily. These 
four heatls must have been : Richard, his son Abel, and either a 
wife and child who died sooUj or ebe wife Charity and step-daugh- 
ter Ester Gallop. Finally, items ix and x above indicate strongly 
that Eater Gallop's father was dead at those dates, otherwise, in all 
probability, Eater would not have received land grants when she 
wiii» so young. 

Charity Burt survived her husband Richard and was buried in the 
Neck of Land graveyard in Taunton. Her gravestone is inscribed 
that she died June 3, 1711, aged 76. According to this, she waa 
bom in 1634 or 1635. 

Richard Burt had an uncle, James Burt, whose wife was named 
Anne. Mr. I. W. Wilcox suggests that Anne may have been the 
widow of Humphrey Gallop of Dorchester. 

Franklin Pratt Esq., of Taunton, who has studied the Burt family, 
thinks that Charity, wife of Richard Burt, was daughter of George 
Hali of Taunton. George Hall, in his will dated Oct. 16, 1669, 
Oftmed a ''daughter Charity." This was an unusual name at Taunton, 
Moreover John Hall, son of George, was one of the two men who 
ffwore to the signatui-e of Richard Burt when his will was proved. 



hf LoTHBOF WiTBiFOTox, Esq*, 30 Little Ruflsell Streeti W. C. London. 
[Continiied from voL Bl, p. 298; vol. 52, p, 69; and vol. 63, p. 434*] 

OLirrK Master of the Tower of London, yeoman waiter* Will 22 
July, l€3I ; proved 9 July, 1632. To wife Grace Master for life three 
bodiies wherein Mr. Cooper, Mr. ^lerriell and Robert Home dwell, all in 
Bwtreff, Snrrcy, payiog to my daughter Margerctt Adams £4 a ye4ir, then 
to miii dmtigbter Margerett AilaniB for life, then two hoii!^B wherein Mr, 
Cdopfir oiid Mr, Merriell dwell lo my cozen Elkaheth Asku« and house 
wbt^^n Robert Home dwells to Anne 01 lard eldest daughter of said EHza- 
A^ui^. To wife Grace for life cottage in Deptfonl als Westgre^nwich 
bt of William Jatrgard, then to Elizabeth Ollard second daughter of 
eCh Af»kew. Whereas 1 have estated dau;,4iter Margeret Adama in 
eoCtegt where she dwells for her life, ber husbaad Richard AdamB surviving 
her to have it fur hit Ufe, then to Anne Owlard eldeet daughter of a aid 
eoxcn Elicabeli) A&kew, To daughter Margaret Adame six paire of sheets, 
VOL. uv. 7 


Abstracts of English Wills, 


one fetitberbedd and a boakter, two feather pillowes, fower pillowbeew^ 
two blaukets, one covering, two pewter disliea, two pewter porringers, two 
pewter sawcerf, one jHjwtcr drinking pott, two braise ciiudles ticks, one 
spitt, one truncke, one chest and all wearinge iijiparell exc< pt my coate 
w*^ t!ie kings Cognizance* Also all my silver bnttoiis for two doublette 
which be in number three score and run to eaie tliirty threo round silver 
hnttoTis but not all of a bigoes and tbirlie sixe flatt silver bottons bat not all 
of a bignes. And also my gold seiilc Kinge and a Jemo of fower double 
being of small gold wyi"^. Also one silver and giiilt cupp, one while silver 
beaker one white silver bell sake double w"' the cover one silver canu or 
Tankerd guilt one broad silver cupp parcell guilt sLxe silver spoooe* w*^ 
Lyon knohbfl guiiL Also £100. Have more than satisfied legacy of £20 
leit me for daughter Margerelt by my mother Magdalen M:i^t<^r in her will, 
etc., etc* To eight of my fellows to carry me to burial 12d, each. Resi- 
due except wainscott etc, which is to remain an standards in two houses of 
Redriffe to wife Grace, executrix. Witnesses : Christopher Nailor gen, 
Richard Smith, Ralph Walkdem. Memo that the three lines interlygned 
about the silver buttons etc, was written by my own hand etc, Oliffe 
Master, Audley, 83. 

[Mr. Waters has given tlie will of OlSffb Master's mother (Registkr, vol. 60, 
pa^e 514), he being a son of Edward Master of Kotkerliithe, and a grreat uncle 
of Lleiitenaut-Govenior Willoiix''^>y'2* wife, Susanna Locke. In the subsidy roll 
of 1*12^ the Tower roll 1;* of course headed by the then Lleuti.MitLiit, Sir Alleo 
Apsley, whUe Master bhuself lieails the list of the Yeomftn of the Guard. It U 
a tradition that two of Im brothers were the ori^inal^ of Otway's tra^^edy of 
* The Orphan." It U a curious coincidence that Otway ended hU sad life on 
Tower Hill — but by the sharp axe of poverty » not that of the headsmau.— L. W. 

Another of the name* John Masters, came to New Eae:land with the Salton- 
stall family, and in the British Museum may be seen an interestlngf letter from 
him to Lady Barrlngton, dated from Watertown^ H Jlarch, \€f3Q, — VValteb 
K. Watkins^ Maiden, Mass.} 

JotiN Teaskk, Yeavill, Co. Somersett, Baker. Will 13 March, 1630/31 : 
proved 12 Jtme, 102. To church of Yeavill Gs. 8d. To poore ditto. To 
ftonne Anthony Traske house in street calletl Pitane in Bnrrough of 
Yeavill, remaiader to my daut^hter Marie. To sonne Anthony Traske 
house in BackBtreetej Yeaviil, for sixty years afler death of wife Cicely, 
paying rent to Right Lord* To grand child Beergheba daughter of William 
Barnard £5. liesidue to wife Cicely, executrix. Overseersi: Anihrose 
Lueke and Joha Newman. Witnesses : Amhrose Lucke^ John Newman, 
John WithelL Audley, 05. 

Marke Lowthropp of North Cove, Yorke, yeoman. Will dated 3 Jan*y^ 
I 6o9/(j0 ; proved 17 April 1 filiCl To he huried in the churcii yard of 
North Cove» To brother Barlholotnew Lowthropp 1 browne mare & 1 
grey mare, 1 young grey mare, 1 peyre black e oxeu, 1 redii cowe, 1 black 
cowe, Branded steer, 2 atot calves, 2 black whyes 2 years oid» 1 Black whye 
3 years old, 10 hog^i*, 1 iron boand wayne, 1 pay re iron carte wheeles, and 
all wain gear and plough gear. To William Lowthropp a grey mare, black 
colt, goblocke speiige whye, 10 ewes, hcdd, and hniss kettle. To ^largaret 
Baleman 1 gre}' mare and foal^ a bay tilley, 1 blacke foale, 2 kine, 1 black 
whyet 3 bhick calves, I black atakeing ealfe, 10 weathers, 20 ewes, 10 hoggs, 
bedd, table sheets, <fcc *S:e. To ray sister Lace silver spoon. To Jime Low- 
throppe 1 ewe. To William Lowthropp 1 chest, 1 counter, and a ewe lamb. 
Kt^t to brother Bartholomew Lowthropp, executor* Witnesses: Thomas 
IIunt8man, James Smith. Kabbs, 54. 

1900.] Abstracts of English Wills. 93 

Richard Lowthropp of North Cove, Yorke, Batcheller. Will dated 3 
Jalj, 1659; admon 19 April, 1660, to uncle Bartholomew Lothropp, execu- 
tor, Marke Lowthropp having also departed this life. To uncle Marke 
Lowthropp messuage and buildiings &c in North Cove for life, then to mj 
sister Mary Lowthropp for life. To sister Mary Lowthropp 20s. For- 
gives two uncles Lawrence Lowthropp and Bartholomew Lowthropp all 
portions from legacies of my father and mother Richard and Dorothy de- 
ceased. To uncle Martin Lowthroppe two of my best mares. To uncle 
Laurence Lowthropp 1 paceing grey tillie. To my uncle Bartholomew 1 
bay fillie. To William Lowthropp 1 ewe. To Mary Lowthropp my aunt 
1 ewe. To Samuell Lowthropp & his daughters 1 ewe and 1 lambe. To 
the three children of uncle Laurence Lowthropp 1 ewe apiece. To Mar- 
garet Bateman 1 ewe. To aunt Johnson 1 lamb. Residue to uncle Marke 
Lowthropp, Executor : Witnesses : Marke Richman, James Dunn. 

Nabbs, 54. 

[These two wills of an uncle and a consin of Rev. John Lothrop are just 
briefly referred to in the ** Lo-Lathrop Genealogy." Taken with otiier Lo- 
throp' wills which I hope to give, they may help to the discovery of the rela- 
tionship between our Mark Lothrop and Captain Thomas Lothrop and Kev. 
John, which relationship has so long been a genealogical enigma. — L. W.] 

Roger Woollcott, Wells, County Somersett, diocese of Bath and Wells. 
Will 10 Julie, 1592; proved 17 May, 1615, To the cathedral church of 
Wells 4d. To daughter Marie £20. To overseer and daughter Marie 
£20 for providing estate for Marie. To wife's godson John Jenkins 5s. at 
21. To daughter Marie panns, platters etc. To god children 12d. each. 
To godson Christopher Woollcott one ewe shepe. To wife Alice and 
daughter Elizabeth tenements and livinge where I dwell, to remain to 
daughter Elizabeth after death of wife. If Elizabeth die, to Marie. To 
daughters Elizabeth and Marie all my tymber stiifiFe after death of wife. 
Residue to wife Alice, executrix. Overseers Robert Sellicke of Tolland 
John White of Elworthie and flohn Stanfort of Tolland. Witnesses Rich- 
ard Wrentmore, John Stanfort and others. Inventory £l71-7s-8d. 

Consistory of Bath and Wells, tile for 10 15, No. 155. 

[My distinguished townsman, Mr. Somerby, made a harvest of the Wolcott 
wills at Wells and Taunton. The Wolcotts were so important a factor in the 
settlement of Connecticut that all of their English connections in Soniersetsliire 
are interesting and likely to lead to discovery of conLcmporary settlers. I sup- 
pose the above bearer of a name since so distinguished was an uucle of Henry 
Wolcott, the Tolland pioneer, and that this will was one of those gathered at 
much trouble and with his usual care by Mr. Somerby, but not given in the 
Wolcott genealogy.— L. W.] 

Arthcre Withington, Ashburne, Countie of Derbie, shoemaker. 
Will proved 23 May, 1G31. To Nicholas Spalton the elder 2s. To Anne 
Bate, Thomas Spalton, and John Spalton (daughter and sonnes of the said 
Nicholas) 12d. each. To Elizabeth Townson 10s. To Nicholas Spalton 
the younger and Margaret Spalton (daughter and sonne of the said Nicho- 
las the elder) 38-4d. each. To my two brothers John Withinglon and 
Theophilus Withington 5s. each. To go<l children 12d. each. To every 
one who hath been or is my apprentice 12d. each. To Danyell Beeehrafte 
the younger 408. To Christopher Watson, Richanl Walton, Georg Titt4^.n- 
ton, and John AUsopp 12d. apiece in token of my love, hopeing they will 
Carrie me to the church. To my neighbor Raffe Frost the elder 12d. To 
laabell Bentley my servant 58. Rest to loving wiffe Isabell, executrix. 


Abstracts of E7igU9h WiUs. 

[Jan , 

Witnesses : William Chadwi(!ke, Sydney Gore, John Ballocke. Inventory 
£151-t2s-7d. (in chiding debts from John Flopkett the elder, John Allsopp,. 
and Phillipp Jackson, gents) by Edward Bnxton* John Allsopp, George 
Ridg, Richar*! Walton, and Gef^rf^t^ Tittendoti 11 April, 1631. 

ConHistory of Lichfield and Covt^utry. File for 1631. 

[Tbi!* fs one of seTcral Within^ton wills at Lichfldd. I i4end it becaase of 
tlic conjunction of Witbington and Bate. Anotber Anne Bate was dau,s:!iter of 
our Henry Withiiigton of t)orcliest«r, and motlier of the dJstbi^miitbed Bat^s 
family of Ma^.^aebnsetts. Althoujiili it is not sucli a great distance from the home 
of tine Witliingtons in I^ncai^hire to Derby, it stjems a very far way from t!ie 
home of ibe Bates in Kent. JJeverthelesh our emigrant families bad often some 
remarkable skips abont in old England before taking tbe fjreflt plunge for New 
England. I take Spalton to be vnlgnr eorruplLon of Spalding. — L. W.] 

Mary iNfjERSON {$ic]. Great Sl MarieA, County Cambridge, widdow, 
Kunenpative will 25 Februarv 1 643/4 j proved 28 February, 1643/4 by 
go!i John Ingersole. All to son John, and iiotbujg more to daughter ilarie 
than what already bestowed at marriage saving 1 brasse kettle. Witness : 
William Boorton, 

Archdeaconry of Ely, Liber D (1631MGP>I), folio 47. 

[logersoll wills are *' as scarce as hen's tee(;h," Any of this perioil seem 
worth printing. Richard Ingers^oll of Salem la said to have come from Bedford- 
shire. I donbt it very mnch. There is, I bdieve, not a single Ingeri^oll will lu 
the Archdeaconry of Bedfortl, from H03 to 16(50, as I have been most laboriously 
through that period. Ingcraolls were, however, in Oliver CromwelFis little ad- 
joining shire of Huntingdon. — L. W,] 

Scholastic A Swanne, Hinxston, County Cambridge, widdowe- WIU^ 
24 June, 16 '13 ; proved 12 Au<jnht, 1634. To Thomas Cooper of Him ton 
aforeeaid cntler and to Ijif b(*irs 3 acres in Hinxton butted and bounded in 
a certain deed made by John Stnbbinge the elder and John Stnbbinije the 
younger to Arthur Blnnkes my fyrs^i hnsbnnd :md me the said Scbolaatica 
bearinge date 17 June 18 yeare of our late Sovereign Ladie Queen Kliza- 
beth deceased. To EHzabetb daughter of said Thomas Cooper £^, also a 
cubboard, 2 cb^ors, and 1 pair of my best sheetes. To Marie daughter of 
said Thomas Cooper 1 milch cowe, 1 pair of sbeetce. To Miriam daughter 
of gaid Thomas C ooper 1 pair of Bheetes, Ditto to Thomas 6on of said 
Thomas Cooper and to Christ opber son of Thomas Cooper. Rest of lioen 
and pewter to said Kliisabetb, jMjxrie, Miriam, Thomas and Christopher- 
Residue to Thomas Cooper of Hinxton aforesaid cutler, executor. Wit- 
nesses : Robert Fowle, Thomas Cole* 

Consistory of Ely, Liber Dunham (16^9-1636), folio 425. 

[The remarkable stretch of this woman's life would alone make her will in- 
teresting, but I think there Is some New England coonection — L. W.] 

Mil ] s Dui>LKY, Dorkinge, Surrey, yeoman. Will 1 May 31) Elizabeih ; 
proved 7 June 1597. To be buried in Dorkinge church yard. To sonne 
Williijm tenements called ** Wadburst'' with croft and closes called** Long- 
ham/* ** Estfeild/* and ** Fnrkmge " in Lordshipp of Milton, p»arish of 
Dorkinge; also to eon William **Paggutts" (4 acres) **Stroode5'' (IJ 
acres) and two acres ** Chadhursts/' all in ditto ditto in occupation of 
brother Hiomas Dudley by lease for life, the rent of 3s. 4d, bcnng reserved 
to son Jasper. To wife Julian little table, etc., etc. To daughter Agnes 
platter etc. etc To daughter Alice platter etc. To son Miles £4* To 
son Richanl £4| etc. Rest to sodb William, Thomas and Jasper, execu- 

1900.] Abstracts of English Wills. 95 

tore. Overeeers : William Heather, Edward Nettlef ord. Witnesses : Wil- 
liam Heather, Edward Nettleford, Richard Daye, Thomas Dudley, William 
Archdeaconry of Surrey, Register Herringman (1595-1608), folio 132. 

[I think this must be the family of Governor Thomas Dudley.— L. W. 

On page 404 of my History of the Dudleys is an abstract of the will of 
David Dudley of Dorking, Surrey, Eng., copied for me by H. S. Grazebrook, 
Esq. This David Dudley had children : Thomas, Jaue, William, Daniel, David 
and Edward. Dorking is near Ockley and Guilford, in Surrey. This is surely 
the family of William Dudley who settled at Guilford in Connecticut. See page 
96 of my History of the Dudleys. 

On page 416 of my History is a note stating that '* A William Dudley went 
to America in 1637, who was married to Jane Lutman. William is supposed to 
have had brothers Edward, Daniel and David." A. H. Butcher is the author of 
this in Notes and Queries, Sd series, vol. z. p. 147. 

** Miles** was a common name in the Connecticut family of Dudleys. So was 
David. Authors must read my account of these Dudleys. 

I think Thomas Dudley of London, Eng., who died 1549, being a citizen and 
draper of the Drapers* Guild, was the great-grandfather of Gov. Thomas Dud- 
ley. Mr. Wlthington can see if that Thomas Dudley was not the son of Sir 
Edward Dudley and Cecilia Willoughby, who spent most of their lives at their 
home in Tothill St., Westminster. 

See my Supplement to the History of the Dudleys, page 8. 

Dean Dudley {of Montrose, Mass,),'] 

John Disborocgh, Mildenhall, County Suffolk, husbandman. Will 27 
June, 1569 ; proved 25 July, 1569. To be buried iu Mildenhall church- 
yard. To poore of towne of Mildenhall 12d. To reparation of church 
of Mildenhall 12d. To wife Jane her goods brought into house at mar- 
riage. To wife's son William Marsham f ether bed, etc., etc., etc. at 21. 
To wife's daughters Elizabeth and Jane bedding etc If said William my 
Sonne [<t'c] die, goods to his brothers Thomas Marsham and Henry Marsham 
and sisters Elizabeth and Joan Marsham, sons and daughters of Jane my 
wife. Wife Jane to occupy copyhold from Our Lady the Queen till her 
son William is 21, then to William. Have made surrender to Henry Mar- 
sham and Thomas Eagle copj)ieholders of said manner till William is 21 
etc. Residue to wife Jone executrix. Friend Henry Marsham, supervisor. 
Witnesses : Henry Marsham, Thomas Eagle, Christopher Dallison. 

Archdeaconry of Sudbury, Register " Peade " (1568-69), folio 107. 

Jeffry DiSBOROWE, Wliaddou, County Cambridge, yeomaiu Will 16 
March, 1622/3; proved 10 May, 1623. To son Bruno Di8borowe[torn] 
per annum for education at the school and university during life of his 
mother. To Bruno, James, Willyam and John 100 marks each. To two 
daughters Agnes and Rose £50 each. [If wife Rose die before son Bruno 
is 21 and lands go to heir, I grant to these four, my two brothers James 
and John, and brothers-in-law Thomas Pentlow and ,Iohn Bonner, to use of 
three sons, James, Willyam, and John, etc., etc. To poore of Whaddon — 
all erased,'] Residue to wife Rose, executrix. Witnesses : Clement Sent- 
loe, Thomas Sentlow. 

Archdeaconry of Ely, Liber 7 (1611-1623), folio 317. 

James Disbuowe of Eltesley the elder. Will 14 January, 1614/5; 
provc*<i 25 Oct., 1638. To be buried in Eltesley churchyard. To wife 
Elizal>eth tenements in Eltesley bought of Jeffrey Disbrowe with copy 
lands ; also copy lands in Great Gransden, co. Huntingdon, till my now 
eldest son James Disbrowe is 21 ; remainder to 2d son John Disbrowe, and 

Abstracts of English Wills, 


3d son William D. To eldest boh James at 21 5 Bhillings and £50. each to 
John and Williitm, etc., etc. Residtie to wife Elizabeth, exenutrix* Witr 
nesBCB : Jeffry Disbrowe, Philip Marsliall, William Woodvvanl, 

Archdeaconry of Elj, Liher 8 (162:J-lt];3tl), folio 380. 

William DKSBOROUun, town ami county of Canihridge, baker. WOl 
24 Sept., HH8 ; proved t Nov., 1 048. To cozen John Biusset soq of RobL 
Basset of Impinorton 5s. To Robert Basset son of ditto 5b. To Elixahelh 
Manne dau^hUT of Edward Mamie of Heston I Ob. to be paid to Edward 
Manne for the child's ns^e. To my sister Sarah Man wife of Edward 
Manne 1b. Rest to wife Ciemence* executrix. Witnesses : Thomas Evans, 
Martin Dickenson, Thomas Turner, etc. 

Afchdeacoiiry of Ely, Liber 9 (1639-1661), folio 107. 

[These l>esboroa^h wills form interesting addenda to those given by Mr* 
Watern ten or a dozen years ago. — L. W. 

The futlowln;^ items taken from the B1sho|ys TraDScrJpta of the parish of 
Over, Cambrli1p:c, might be ptibtislied at tliia time i 
lfi33 Jan. 20 Mr. Jami'S Dinbro^v buried. 
1643 Apr. 4. Isack Disbrow and Busao Gunton married 
1B51 AujE 2, Nath'l Disbrow BL>nior hiirkHL 
lfir*3 July 28. CleinLMice Disbrow. widow burled. 
IfiCO Sept 2. Isack DLsbrow and Alice Bodijer maiTied 
The reg^isters and t rati scripts of the paris^hes of Burroiiirli Green, Eltlsley ftnd 
Harlton contain iriaoy items of tlie Dishrow family. For the Dlsbrowe will, 
published by Mr. Wattrrs, see Registexi, Vols, 41 and 45. 

Waltf.u K. WATKma {of Maldm).} 

John Ball, St, Mttry Bowe, London* citizen and cloth worker, London. 
Will 28 Fehrnury, K>37/8; proved 1> April, 1638, To brother Samnell 
Ball £30, and to my mother-in-law £10, and to her sonnes Leonard C\)oke 
ami Thomas Cooke 40b. euch. To my eonsin Miiry Russell £3. To 
her brother Allen Ball, son of my uncle Allen Ball, £3, To two other 
dangljters of uncle Allen Ball £3 each. To couzin John Ball, son of my 
uncle \\\\^\\ Ball, £5. To cozen Williiim Ball, my co-jiartner, for rin«f, 20s. 
To wife of my other couzin William Ball (who is now beyond seas) 208. 
to be paid to ber own hands and ber acquittance without her huebaud shall 
be my exccutor\s discharge. To chihlren of cousin Kotjer Ball 20s. each. 
To my man Kicliard 40s. To Giles my partners man 40s. To friend Mr. 
Trench 30s. for ring. To cousin New man Hookes' £5. and furgive Debts, 
To Mr. Leach our minister 30s. for funeral sermon. To poore of St. Mary 
Bo we £4. To friends Henry C olbron and Richard Price 40s, each. To 
my two brothers Andrew Ball and Saiiuiell Ball all my wearing apparell. 
Ker^t in three parts, one ptart to brother Andrew Ball, second [nirt to brother 
Samuell Ball, and third part to friend Mr. rfoseph Skinner merchiint, 
executor. Overseers: I^Ir. Henry Col bron and Richard Price. Witnesses: 
Jamea Russell, Richard Preice, Richard Ball. Alicie Ball Lee, 50. 

John Ball^ Wellingborow, County Northampton, yeoman. Will, last 
day of November, 1644; proved 2»j January, lt>48, hy rehct, Mesijuages 
where 1 now dwell and West End Close in Wellingborow, and all other my 
lands in AV'ellingborow, and in t threat in will of deceased son William Ball, 
to grandchild Elizabeth Ball the sole daughter and heire of my deceased 
son William when 21 ; in default to Daughter Mary Stjuire widow for life, 
and remainder to grandchild Kdrnond Stjuire her sou. Wife Avis to enjoy 
the game for life. To dangbter-in-law Elizabeth, late wife of William Ball 
decease*!, now wife of John Doggett. To grandchild Ann Squire. Bond of 

1900.] Abstracts of Fnglish Wills. 97 

S' William fleetwood Kt. and William Barton to said Daughter Mary 
Squire. Bond of Thomas Barton, John Baxter, & John Hopson to mee. 
To grandchildren Susan and Dorothie daughters of the deceased son Phillip 
Ball. To 4 daughters of my daughter Mary Squire, Elizabeth, Ann, Mary 
andiDorothie. Will of late deceased kinsman Richard Blason, gent. Re- 
siduary legatee and executrix, wife Avis. Witnesses : Richaixl Paule clerke, 
John Doggett, George Wright, John Freeman Scr Fairfax, 17. 

Edward Ball, Swaise, County Cambridge. Will 21 April, 1620 ; proved 
3 May, 1630. To Alice Robinson wife of Robert Robinson. To son 
Clement Ball. To daughter Susan Ball. To son John Ball. Son William 
Ball, executor. Scroope, 41. 

Elizabeth Ball late of parish of Allhallowes, Towne of Northamp- 
ton, widow, deceased. Nuncupative will 25 July, 1 649 ; proved 30 July, 
1649. To my two daughters Martha Adams and Catherine Spencer all 
mv goods equally between them. Witnesses : Anne Mathewes, Maria Fitz 
Randall. Fairfax, 111. 

Henry Ball, D.D. and Archdeacon of Chichester in County Sussex. 
Will 22 March, 1602 ; proved 31 May, 1603. All goods etc. to Marie my 
wife and to be executrix. Witnesses : Adrian Stoughton, John Lewis, 
John Power, Josias White, John White, Hughe Barker. Bolein, 31. 

[The name of Ball is very coramon in various parts of England, and the num- 
ber of Ball wills is almost endless. The above are interesting for various rea- 
sons. The uncommon name of Allen Ball in the will of a pre-eminently Cockney 
clothworkcr (right under Bow bells) indicates some connection with Allen Ball 
of New Haven. The Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire wills have some 
possible connection with the Virginia Balls. I give the will of Dr. Henry be- 
Cftose a daughter of John Rogers the martyr married a Dr. Henry Ball, but 
sUted to be an M.D., not a D.D.— L. W.] 

Joane Snelling, Chattlewood, Devon, spinstc^r. Nuncupative will 3 
December, 1642; proved 1 May, 1651. All to sister-in-lawe Frances 
Snelling. Witness : Elizabeth Boyes. Grey, 98. 

[Dr. William Snelling came from Chaddlewood. — L. W.] 

Samuell Suttox, Daventrie, North Hants apothecary. Will, 1 Octo- 
ber. 1G37: proved 6 January, 1637/8. To brother William Sutton £8. 
To brother John Sutton £8 ? To sister Mary Shackspeere 20s. To god- 
son Samuell Shackspeere 20s. To other six children of brother Schack- 
speert* S(H. To Alice Warwick 10s. To Mr. Tymothy Dod 10s. Residue 
to bn)ther Henry Sutton, executor. Witnesses : Samuel Allen, Richard 
Hewes. Inventory, £46 - 4s - Od. 

Archdeaconry of Northampton, Register AE., 1st series, part 2, folio 83. 

[Most any will from Daventry of this epoch is of peculiar Puritan interest, 
beinjr the birthplace of Kcv. John Oxenbrid<;e and a centre of his immense and 
all-important family connection. Moreover, I think those Shakespeares belong 
to the family of a scrivener of the epoch, John Shakespeare, whose beautiful 
penmanship is frequent in the Northampton wills. I think most of the cousins 
of William Shakespeare will be found among the Puritans, and very likely In 
New England. -L. W.] 

Richard Eaton, clerk, will dated 11 July, 1616, proved U January, 1616-17 
fRuGiSTEK ante, vol. 53, pa<re 432). Mr. Waters was correct. An abstract of 
this will, by the late Col. Joseph L. Chester, was furnished by him to Prof. Frank- 
lin B. Dexter of New Haven, Conn., and it was printed in the Rkgistkr for 
Jauuar)', 1884, vol. 38, pp. 29-30 — Editor. 


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The following is a copy of the Commission of Lieut. John Gillpatrick, 
who served in that company. 

[ SEAL. J 

Colony of the > The Major Part of the COUNCIL of the 
AfassaehusettS'Bay. ) Afassachusetls-Bay, in New-England, 

James Otis 

W. Spoon ER 
Caleb Cushing 


Joseph Gerrish 
Jei>** Foster 
James Prescott 
Eldad Taylor 
John Whitcomb 
I. Palmer 
lIiCHAEL Farley 
Hoses Gill 
Cha* Chauncy 
Jabez Fisher 
B. Lincoln 

To John GxUpainck Jun^ Gentleman^ Greeting. 

you being appointed second Lieulenanl of the second 
Company {whereof Samuel Water house is Captain) 
of the third Regiment of Militia in the County of York 
whereof TVistram Jordan Esq' is Colonel — 
By Virtue of the Power vested in us, WE do by 
these Presents, (reposing special Trust and Confi- 
dence in your Loyalty, Courage, and good Conduct,) 
Commission you accordingly. — You are therefore 
carefully and diligently to discharge the Duty of a 
second Lieut in leading, ordering, and exercising said 
Company in Arms, both Inferior Officers and Sol- 
diers ; and to keep them in good Order and Disci- 
pline : — And they are hereby commanded to obey 
you as their second Lieut and you are yourself, to ob- 
serve and follow such Orders and Instructions as you 
shall from Time to Time receive from the major part 
of the Council or your superior Officers, 

GIVEN under our IlandH and the Seal of the 
said Colony, at Watertoxcn the Twenty ninth 
Day of March in the Sixteenth Year of the 
lieign of his Majesty King George tlie Third, 
Anno Domini, 1776. 

By the Command of the ^ 
Major Part of the Council j 

D SecrJ 

Copied from the original commission, 
2 Sept., 1895. 

York ss : April 23^»» 1776 

You John Gillpatrick Jun' being appointed to the Oftice of 
»Se<'ond Lieutenant as p"" the within Commission do Solemnly swear that 
you will Honestly, faithfully & Impartially Execute all the Duties of the 
Sai<l ()ffi«* according to the best of your Skill & Judgment 

cj X t JosKi»n Storer 1 Field 

Sworn before us Jonat Stonk \ OJkers. 


OapL Joseph Pratfs Company* 



In 1720 a nainber of Scotch-Irlfth farolllcs from tlie north of Ireland came to 
New England and egtablishcd themselves in the Suco river valley. Arnon^ them 
were Thomas Gillpatrick and his wife Marpraret, with nine sons and two dancrh- 
terSt who settled in that part of Wells, Maine» that now forms Kennehtink. 
One anthority says he cnme from Coleralne, another from Donathkeedy, John, 
son of Thomas, was fatiier of John Jr. He and his son and successive genera- 
tions had their homes ou the Monsam river. John and John Jr., as the latter 
was always desig^nated, were extensive and prosperous farmers, actively identl- 
fled themselves with the business and religious life of their community and were 
highly esteemed citizens. 

That the people of Wells were hwsy people^ too enterprisinff to nesjlect their 
own alTalrs, is shown by the fact that at a town meeting, 2I> Marcht 173G, John 
and six others were successively chosen const able » but each refused the offlce 
and paid his line — five pounds. 

John Jr, was probably born about 172S, for the town records state that he 
died 6 June, 1802. aged seventy-frnir. He and Elizabeth Clark were published 
28 T>ec., 1754, and were married 27 Feb., 1755. They had eleven children. His 
wife was the daughter of Eleazar and P^liKfibeth Clark, as shown by a r**ceipt 
signed by both, of which tlie followinjj is a copy; *' Wells March y* 24'*> 1755 
Received of our mother Eiizabeth Clark in part of our portion of the moveable 
Estate of Eleazar Clarke Late nf Wells Decast twenty Six pound nineteen sMl- 
liuff teen pence Lawful money Received by na." 

When the ''Second Cousrreffational Society'* in Wells was incorimrated, II 
June. 1730» the list of petitioners for the same included John and Jr»hn Jr, 
When tlie padsh was organized, the former was made one of the committee for 
calling parish meetings, and was on the list of twenty persons who subscribed 
to the covenant at the service of consecratins: the church, 14 March, 1751. He 
was taxed at this time £2 15s* 9cl. parish money. 

In 1771 we find John Jr, and fourteen others petltloniufr the Parish Assessors 
to call a meetiuff to conshler the question of buildinsr a new church on the 
county road. After a second petition the parisih voted to build, and to dispose 
of the pews according to the rank of each person in taxation, the first or highest 
in the list having the tlrst choice. In 1773, in the distdlyntion of the pews, the 
father and son were In the first rank, beinpr two and three on the list, John hav- 
ing pew number nine, and John Jr. number three. In 1784 they raised one 
hundred Ami eiAfhty bushels of corn and ihlrty bushels of potatoes. They had 
larjsje dalrifs, keeplnjr elt^ht cows, Amoiisr the Hems of Well.** property in 1745 
were live Imndred and twenty-nine cows, the number of polis at that time helng 
two hundred and twenty -one, of which two hundred were over 21 years of aije» 

It Is said that Wells furnished a lanie number of Revolutionary officers, nod 
the Massachusetts archives give the following concerning the subject of this 
sketch : 

'%Iohn Gillpatrick Jr. appears among a List of Officers of the Massachusetts 
Militia chosen by 2d Co. of Wells, March 20, 1776, as 2d Lieutenant in Captain 
Samuel Watcrhouse's Co., 3d York Co, Hegt, Ordered to be commissioned in 
Council, March 29. 177G.— Vol. 43 : 97, 

John Gillpatrick, appears with rank of Lieutenant on Muster and Pay Roll of 
Capt. Simeon Brown's Co,, Col. Nathaniel Wade's Regt, for service at Rho4e 
Island. Enlisted, July 1, 1778. BiseharL^ed, Jan. 1, 1779. Service, 6 mos. % 
days. Company raised in Essex and York Counties. Stationed at East Green- 
wich.— Vol. i. p. 7i;" 

The history of Kennebnnk says he was a captain in the militia. 

Ninth April, 1778, the second parish, flisrreeably to the request of the General 
Court of Massachusetts Bay, be|ian to collect stores as a present to the Conti- 
nental army, and In the account of the number of shirts and pairs of stockings 
givi^n, John Jr. is credited with one pair shoes. 

He was tax collector in 1774, and among papers— still preserved — left by his 
fourth child, who also bore the name of John and died in 18S5, a few days past 
his 73<1 year, were three tax boc^ks kept by John Jr., the commission and muster 
roll here repreaenteil, the receipt mentioned, and a letter addressed to Lieut, 
John Gillpatrick of Wells, by Simeon Brown, dated 30 May, 1780, in which he 
mftkes e3cplanation concerning the State and Continental '' weagca " of a certain 

1900.] Manuscript Record of Joseph Bryant. 101 

Neal and concludes as follows : ** the recept was a general recept >wt)tie for and 
Signed by the Company individaally as they reed their State Pay. Neai.rec^^ his 
money & Signed the recept at Providence a Coppy of which recept I inploee you 
in this letter." ^ . \. 

The men and women of this family to later generations possessed the sterling 
characteristics of Ian Maclaren*s Drumtochty folk, for they had to a marked de- 
gree honor, integrity, indastry, inflexibility of purpose, dignity and reserva^ 

EuzA M. Gill. 

ArTHORiTiBS. — History of Kennebunk, Saco Valley Settlements and Families, Town." 
records and family traditions that accord with the aboye printed matter. 

Ik the Possession op Mr. William Bryant, of Stoneham, Mass. 

Communicated by Rby. Cha&lbs £. Bbals, Stoneham. 

Joseph Bryant Son of Lieu' Joseph Bryant and Sarah Bryant Born 
March 8"" 1730 

Abigail Osgood Daughter of Rev^ James Osgood and Sarah Osgood Born 
March 11"» 1737 

Joseph Bryant & Abigail Osgood married the 3^ of October 1752. 

Sarah Bryant Daughter of Joseph Bryant & Abigail Bryant Born August 

Abifirail Bryant Daughter of Joseph Bryant & Abigail Bryant Bom May 
24"» 1756 

Louis Brvant Daughter of Joseph Bryant & Abigail Bryant Born Janu- 
ary 25"^ 1758 

.Joseph Bryant Son of Joseph Bryant and Abigail Bryant Born October 
12th 17o9 

Sarah Bryant married to David Ilay of Stoneham July 8*** 1773 

Louis Bryant married to Joshua Burnham of Lynn March 11"^ 1779 

Abi^il Bryant married to James Oliver of Boston January 15'^ 1780 

Joseph Bryant married to P^lisebeth Stimpson of Reading March the 1 1''* 

Jose[)h Bryant the 3** Son of Joseph Bryant & Elizabeth Bryant Bom 
April 18"> 1785 

Elizabeth Brvant Daughter of Joseph Bryant Jun"" & Elizabeth Bryant 
Born March 9"^' 1787 

William Brvant Son of Joseph Bryant & Elizabeth Bryant Born May 
17** 1794 

The Bearths of my Daughter Oliver children, 

Abigail Oliver Daughter of James Oliver & Abigail Oliver Born Janu- 
ary 15th 1780. 

Susannah Oliver Daughter of James Oliver & Abigail Oliver Born May 
29'*^ 1782. 

James Oliver and Abigail Oliver had a Daughter Still-Born September 
\b^^ 1784. 

James Oliver Son of James & Abigail Oliver Born July 24"* 1785 

Sarah Oliver Daughter of James & Abigail Oliver Born September 17"* 

Joseph B. Oliver Son of James & Abigail Oliver Born May 7"* 179a 


Notes and Queries. 


^/'l The Births ofmif Daughter Burnham cftildrefi. 
David If Ay Burniiam Son of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born January 9*** 

ATw^jiiI Burnham Daui^bter of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born October 

Itoah Burnham Daughter of Joshua & Louk Burnham Born October 2^ 

-' Joseph B. Burnham Son of Joshua & Louis Bnmbam Bom August 6** 

Joshua Burnham Son of Josbua & Louis Burnham Bom January 2^ 

Louis Burnham Daughter of Joshua & Louis Burnham Bom December 
24'^ 171*0 

Timothy Burabam Son of Joshua & Louis Burnham Bora Octolier 2!)^ 

Major Joshua & Louis Burnham bad a Son Still Born December 26** 

Dolley Burnham Daughter of Joshua & Louia Burnham Born February 
15*»^ 1706. 

Djiniel Burnham Son of Joshua & Louis Burnlmm Bom June 18^ 1798. 

Oliver Burnham Son of Joshua & Louis Burnham Bi>r« August 23'^ 1800. 

Col Joshua Burnham & Louis Burnham ha<l a Son Still Born May 28^ 

(Also the following by a different hand.) 

be it remenihere^l that Susannah Dir Daughter of C'apt James & Abigail 
Oliver Departed this life Sept. 12^ 1811 with a cMld that was stil born. 



Savkry in Datis's ** AxciKNT Landmauks of Pltmoutu."— I regret that Mr 
Davis, \\i the second edition of Ills valuable !)ook, lias ourltted to correct in the 
Sai'ery record an error which was the rejjult of a mere conjecture in the first 
edition. His "Ist Julni/'uho married Martlia Farlow of Middleboro', he repeats, 
was ** probably son of 1st Satnuel,'* Now this Jobn's name, as well as bU 
flon*M, was spelt ou tlie records of Plymouth county huiifferently Severit aad 
Severy, but never Savery. See Deeds, vol. .TO, p* 218, dated May 20, 1735; vol. 
3l»p.*2C, October 27, 1736 ^ Book 37, p. 71. Dec. 29. 1741, and several other 
volumew; and vol. 5 of Probate Records, p. 545, for the form Severy, and as late 
a» voL 50 of Deeds, p. 197, May 27. 1752, for Severit. It was not until the 
time of the 1st John's threat grandchildren Daniel and tlie ** lat Neheniiah'' 
that the name of ih\H family, descendants of John and Martha, assumed the 
form Savery, and It ontjhl to have been p^iven a separate article under the head 
*' Savery or Severy," in the Genealogical Rejulster of Plymouth familiea given 
In the '* Landmarks." In my Savery Genealo;ry (181*3) I show reasons for 
believing that this *' 1st John " was bom in Marljlehead, and lived in Wenhani, ia 
the record® of which he is called John, Junior. In Marblehead, which, we 
know, early received many €!liaDnel Inlandi* settlers, whose French namea 
were soon dlsgnised by translation or transliteration, we tind in 168fi a John 
Sevrit, ciearly an English transliteration of the well-known Jersey name Syvret 
or Si\ rett which, under the latt-cr form, i* found to-day anionsj the French in 
New Brunswick. In tlic History of Essex County (llurd. editor), sub capita 
Wenham, we read that this John (the snraame spelt '* Severett") removed to Wen* 

1900.] Ifbtes and Queries. 103 

ham aboat 1695, and in the church and town records there we still find his name 
" Sevrit." In those records in due time we find John Sevrlt, Junior ^ married to 
Martha Parlow, and contributing to the records the births of two children, one 
of whom is Mr. Davis's " 2d John," who married Mary Thomas, and lived in Mid- 
dleboro*. It Is a pity that such a peculiar genealogical incident and curious 
gradual assumption by a branch of a family of a name so widely different from 
the original patronymic, should have escaped notice in a standard work on 
the families of the county where they are found ; but I would not have bur- 
dened your columns with the above proofs lest such a difference between my 
own conclusions and those of so eminent an antiquarian as Mr. Davis might 
seem to weaken the authority of my own. A. W. Savary, 

Annapolis Boyal, N, 8, Author Savery Genealogy. 

Dow. — The records of Haverhill, Mass., and Chase's History, are doubtless 
wrong in giving the death of Martha' Dow (Stephen*, Thomas^), [No. 73, p. 
1S7, ** Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury "], March 16, 1696-7. She was 
bom April 1, 1678. Josiah Gage m. a Martha Dow, May 17, 1697. She d. 
Feb. 10, 1716-7, in the 44th year of her age, as recorded on her grave stone in the 
Pen tucket cemetery, at Haverhill. Stephen' Dow mentioned in his will, July 
1, 1717, ** my son Josiah Gage." The will of Josiah Gage shows that his wife 
was dead, July 4, 1717. Both men died in July, 1717. 

The Haverhill records of births, marriages and deaths were at that time 
arranged by families. The clerk probably entered the death against the wrong 
Martha Dow. Martha* (Henry'), only two years old, may have been killed in 
the Dustiu massacre. A similar error of the Haverhill records is noted on p. 
575, ** Old Families." Also, John Stevens, Jr., m. Hannah Currier, May 18, 
1687, on the same records, should doubtless be 1697. 

The record of the death of Martha Gage, sent me by Arthur E. Gage, was 
received too late for insertion in my •* Old Families." 

Providence^ R, I. David W. Hoyt. 

Peter Darby.— I have noticed in the history of New Ipswich, N. H., by 
Frederic Kidder and Dr. Augustus A. Gould, page 380, a reference to Peter 
I)ar))y, of Plymouth, Vermont. 

This is an error. Peter Dari)y was my great grandfather. He was bom in 
Concord, Mass., June 2, 1768: married Nov. 12, 1795, Betsy Gonld of New Ips- 
wich. N. II., and thereafter lived in Reading, Windsor County, Vermont, where 
he died Sept. 3, 1843. Wade Keyes. 

Boston y Mass. 

Terry. — The following Is a copy of the registry of the baptism of Stephen 
Terry, who died in Iladley, Mass., in September, 1668. Extracted from the 
Parish Registers of Stockton, in Wilts. 


Alter Stepanns Terry sextus scilicet fllius Johis Terry hnjus Ecclesiae Rectoris 
natus 25'» Augusti, baptlzatus fuit 31 eodem Augusti, cui noraen inditum est in 
memoria prioris Stepliani optimae spei et studiosissimae indolisadolescentis qui 
obllt Oxoniae hoc anno vzt 28° July Anno actatis suae 16<* paene conipleto. 

Geneta, Switzerland. Justin P. Kellogg. 

White and Terry.— I enclose as an appendix to the preceding note a copy of 
the epitaph of Thomas White, at one time Warden of New College, Oxon. I 
copied it myself while on a visit to Salisbury this past summer. 

€^nevay Switzerland. Justin P. Kellogg. 

Thomas White, b. 1514; d. 12 June, 1588. He was the uncle of John White 
of Stanton St. John, Oxford, who was the grandfather of Stephen Terry of 
Hadley, Mass., d. 1668. Epitaph of Thomas White, copied from a brass In the 
floor of the morning chapel in Salisbury Cathedral. 

Epitaphium Thomae Whyte L.L. Doctoris 

Cancellarii Ecclesiae Cathedralis Beatae 

Mariae Vlrginls Sarum, et Diocceseos Ejusdcm, 

Archidlaconl Berck', et quondam custodis 


Notes and Queries* 


Collegii ScHae Mflrtue Wlnton in Oxon, qui 
obllt 12" die Jiinii An^ Domini 1588. 
Acqui perpt?luii$ Boiiiq* culUjr 
BefeDsor vkluae, patrotm» orbl, 
Cuju«i judicio labat sa^acl 
Nunc jus impcriftl^j destitutam 
Qnem notiij* toile-s sib I fldplfim 
lgnot\]» sibl sensit hospitalem 
Annoriira placlde Satur sub Isto 
Obdormit recabans Whytus sepulcro. 

EuzAiJKTHt QuKEN OF ViHGixiA.— Tlic cntilcii In tlic pudsb register of; 
MU^lred'M, Poultry, begin in 1551*, but for tlie first forty years they were tff 
gcribcd from some earlier book "vvbicb is not known to l>e now in existence, 
Afllxed to the parcbmeut on wbich the first page is writteu^ is a small eng:rftved 
portrait, wry beautifully executed, of the Virgin Queen, and below is the legend : 
Those who read this will tran!*late more accurately than a lady to whom the 
portrait was shown, who, as I w^as informed by the esteemed cuBtodian, rt^ad the 
legend as *' Kltzabeth the Virgin Queen of England, &c/* It is a testimony 
to the value attacheil to the possession of Virginia at the time the portrait was 
executed. I mus^t not omit to add that below is tlie engraver 'a name thus : 

Andon» Wierx fecit et excud- B. 

Two WixoFiKLD Entries,— 

IGIO. Marie Wingefeilde the daughter of Sir James Wingefelld bapt. the 
8 of Julie 1610. 

Anuo D"i. 1G3!. April 13. Edward Maria Wlngfelld Esquire bnryed. 

Bishop of Lincoln's transcript of the parish register of Kimbelton, Hunting- 
donshire. The orginal register is not extant prior to 1W7. Maria was a favor- 
ite name in the family, not for females only, B. 

C01.BV Notes from Frks8ingfikli> Registkr. — I have been looking through 
ray oldest Register, and send you some Colby scraps : — 

156U. The marriage of llenrlc Colble of B rocked I she & Grace Donnett the 
XX vj dale of September, 

1672. The baptism of Roose Colbte daughter of Henrle Colble & of Grace 
his w^eifc the xxvij of Aprill, 

157;i. The buriall of John Colbie soune of Henrle Colbie the ij of februarie. 

1577- The baptism of Alice Colbie daughter of Henrle Colbie the vlj dale of 

1 598. The marriage of Richard Dowsynge & Roose Colbie the xxvj of June. 

£!j,tracts from Fre^ngjietd BegisteTy SitJ^olk, England, by 

J. J. Uavkn, D.D., F,S.A., Vicar. 

Hammond— P BACH, of Marblehead* — Richard Hammond was in Marblehead 
In 1670, and was undoubtedly the emigrant ancestor or one of the emigrant 
ancestors of the Hammonds of Marblehead. The following, gleaued from Eng- 
lish recorda, probably show s Jus ancestry and also points to the progenitors of 
the Peach family of the same place : 

(Ij Edward Hammond and wife Catherine were living In the Parish of St. 
Clements, Ipswich, England, In 1571 aud 1577. They had children baptized 
there, among whom were Mary, Susan and William, 

(2) William Hammond, whose will dated 24 Jan,, 1649, probated 28 May, 
ICSO, was twice married and left a large family of children, among whom 
were the following: 

(3) John, m- St. Clements, Ipswich, I608, Elizabeth Crane. They had seyeml 
children, among whom were sons John and William. 

(3) William Hammond of Ipswich, mariner, whose will was probated, Arch* 
SutTolk, 13 March, 1661, Wife Dorcas, sons John and William* Daughters 
Hannah, Dorcas and Martha. 

1900.] Notes and Queries. 105 

(3) Edward Hammond, of Ipswich, mariner, m. St. Clements, 1638, Thomas- 
ine Feach, dau. of William Peach, of Ipswich, mariner, and Thomasine Cole, 
kis wife. WIU, Arch. Suffolk, 2 Nov., 1667. Sons Jonathan, Nathaniel, Ed- 
ward, Samnel, John and William; daughters Abigail and Thomasine. Sons 
Edward and William were mariners. 

(3) Kichard Hammond living in Ipswich in 1649, but no later record of him 
there has been found. 

(3) Mary Hammond, living in 1649. 

(3) Sarah, wife of John Barnes. 

(3) A daughter, wife of Grymble, in 1649, 

•* The Hammonds of Ipswich were a race of hardy sea captains and themselves 
in great part owners of the ships they sailed in and of the cargoes they car- 
ried. They held the Manor of Newton Hall in Swilland for several generations. 
Edward Hammond, who died a little after the Restoration, is mentioned with 
^proval by Matthias Candler, the genealogical Vicar of Coddenham.^ * Henry 
Bloom field, ' he says, 'one of the Chief e Constables of the HuofThred- 
ling,* married to his second wife, ' Thomasin daughter of Thomas Coale of 
Ipswich, the relict of W™ Peche a M' of a ship neere the old Barre gates in 
Ipswich. She had a daughter m. to Edward Hamont, M' of a ship in Ipswich, 
a plus man.*"— ^aW. MS. 607 ly p. 543. 

'* A tombstone in the churchyard of St. Clement, Ipswich, has the following 
Inscription : ' The Burying place of Captain Benjamin Hamond and Captain 
John Hammond, sons of Edward Hamond, in this parish.' Tlie Shield, Party 
per pale, displays a quatref oil between three demi-lions passant guardant ; and 
the Crest above, on helmet and torse, is a wolf's head erased." {Suffolk Manorial 
FamiliesJ. — F. S. Hammond, Bloomfieldt New Jersey. 

Glover.— In ''Epitaphs at Church Pastures, Brandon, Virginia" (Virginia 
Historical Magazine, vii. 211), is the following: 

" ' In Memory of Captain Joseph Glover, of Boston, son of Captain Elishaand 
Mrs. Jerusha Glover, who departed this life Jan. 11, 1792, in the 25th year of his 
age.* It is not likely that the church was in existence in 1792, but Captain Glover 
probably commanded a vessel lying at the wharf, and was buried in the old 
church yard." Joun T. Hassam. 

47 Court SC.y Boston. 


A Rare Medal. What is it?— I have a medal, probably a medical medal, 
which I cannot locate. Can any reader of the Register aid me? It is circular, 
two iuches and three-eighths in diameter, convex on the face and concave on the 
reverse. The reverse is blank. The obverse is handsomely engraved thus : At 
the lop centre a six-pointed star, beneath which is a wn^ath, under the wreath 
the words in Roman caps: GRAD. TERT. IN HON., after this the statl'of Jis- 
culapiiis, then the words DAT. COL. CON. V. KAL. AUG. A.D. MDCCCXVI. 
Beneath tliis an eagle with wings spread. Around the above arc the words 
ference of the medal, the upper circumference being tilled with a laurel wreath. 
The medal is suspended by a silver loop. The entire medal is of sterling silver. 
It is doubtless a college medal, and probably from a medical college. I would 
be verj' glad to have it identified, and to Itnow who it was who graduated third 
in honor and thus received the medal. Horace Edwin Hayden. 

Wilkes Barre t Pa. 

LowDEN. — I would be very much Interested to have any information that may 
be available concerning John Lowden, whose name appears in the Revolutionary 
rolls collection in the Massachusetts archives as having been a seaman on the 
Stau* sloop *• Winthrop." The name is the same as that of my great-great- 
grand -father, who, it is believed, served in the War of Independence. It may 
aid you in your investigations to Icnow that my great-grandfather was Joshua 
Lowden, who was bom in Vermont in 1783, and at the time of his marriage 
moved to Massachusetts. 

184 La Saile Street, Chicago, HI. Frank Orren Lowdkn. 


Notes and Queries. 



Alltn. — I desire to obtain certain juforiBfttion of you regarding my early 
«nccf?tori?t tliat is if you can furoitih me the same, and I will pay you for it^ 
provided U cost not over #15.00, Below is my Hue aa far as I have been able to 
trace it : 

JfjmrH AUtjUt married Alitbea Avery at Groton» Conn,» Dec* 17, 1729» 

Dacki AtffjH, bt>ro 1751*, Oct- 2a, at Groton, Conii. ; died 1841, March 17, at 
Moiitgomt^ryt Mass. 

Bavtd Aihjn, horn 1791, Jnly 29, at Montgomeryt Mass. ; died 1860, at Mont- 
gomervt Mns8, 

James F. AUmi, 1827--1896. 

Charles G. AUfjn, 1865. 

David Allyn, 1759^1841. served in Connecticut troops in the Kevolutlon. 

I Imve been unable to tin d any trace of iny line in the Boston Tub Ho Library 
llecords, oiid wtmld like to avail myself of yowr assistance* I desire to trace 
the line from Jamets Allyn of Groton backwards to tlie tirst Allyn in America. 
If I may hear from you 1 shall be greatly obligetl for the favor. 

MQljfoke, Mau, Cuaa. G. Allyn, 

Rkv. Jacob Johnson *6 Pamphlkt, tkented tn 1754.^1 have a pamphlet 
wliich probably is the only copy ia existence. It is a s^ermon preaclitHl at Gro- 
ton, Conn., in 1754, by Rev. Jacob Johnson, A.B., over his pari*rhioner, Mr«. 
Sarah Williams^ who died April 10^ MTA^ aged 88. As the book is so rare, I 
send the ii!*nies mentioned in the sermon : 

Sanili Williams, wife of Hichard Willlions, who was lirnther of William, Henry 
and Steplien, all of Groton. SIk" and her futhcrcame from London, England, 
when ehe was sixteen, and they lived with her uncle Wheeler at New London, 
Conn. Children : 

Sarah. David, m. Experience Bailey. Elizabeth, m. nbadiah Bailey, brother 
of Experience. Kichard. Mary, m. Capt. Thomas Leeds. John* Nathan, m. 
Deborah Avery. Deborali. 

In the back is a list of f«ub<cribcrs, 123, mostly residents of Groton. 

Rev. Jacob Johnson was pastor of the chnrch at Wllkes-Barre, ?a,, from 1772 
to 17tt7. Inf^irraation cunct_^rniug liiui is sulicited. t\ C. John80N» 

Wilkes- B tt rre , i V u n . 

Eliz.^bkth Fitch of Lebanon. Connecticut, married Nov. 4, 1781 (aged 20), 
Elihn Kent of Snlficld, Connecticut (b. Dec. 15, 1757). Wanted, the names uf the 
parents wf Elizabeth Fitch and of her brothers and sisters. < *ne of her .'*istera is 
said to have married a Lc Wolfe, a Quaker, residing in New Bedford. Mass. 

Xenkit Ohio. Miss E, C. KiKO* 

Raymond.— Can some one give me the fall name of the wife of William Ray- 
mond of Beverly, Mass.. brother of John — with date of their marriage, iheir 
deaths, and children** names and birth records? 

Also of his snn Benjamin's family. 

Who was the father of Rosilla Coombs, "vvho married Nathaniel Whitcomb, 
January, 1722-3? She died March 8, 1737 ; probably lived at Lancaster or Hard- 
wick, Mass. Lydli J. Morey. 

885 Adams Street, ChiatgOt HL 

BOARDMAN. — Eunice, daughter of Jaue and John Lusk, married Theodore 

Boardmau iu Newington. Connecticut, in 1774. Can any of the fandly of Board- 
man give tite family name of Jane Lnsk? Mahy if. Bat£S. 

64 Mermen Street^ Brooklyn, If. F. 

Wantt^o, namen of first wife and child or children of *' Matthyas Harvy," In 
1648 of Warwit k, R. 1., Km of Oysterbay, L. 1. and lt>84 at Flushing, L. I., 
N. Y., hehnving married, about 165G. the widow of Robert Colea* Information 
also desired as to ancestry of botli Harvi*y and wife. 

Wanted, names of wife, children and ancestry of Thomas Thoruey craft, one of 
the signers of the *' Fundamental Agreement ''Vt Warwick, R. L, 1G48, 

Gltffi Citve^ N. 1\ Geo. W. Cocks. 

1900- ] Notes and Queries. 107 

Nkwhall and Cook. — I am exceedingly anxious to find tlie parents of two 
New England women, and thought yoa might be able to aid mc by calling the 
matter to the attention of some of those wlio might aid me. First, I wish for 
proof of the parents of Mary Newhall; and secondly of those of Patience Cook. 
Mary Newhall was the wife of the fourth successive Thomas Newhall of the 
Lynn family. The Essex Institute Collections contain, under this family, all 
data necessary to place her. 

Patience Cook is said to have been of Newport, R. I., though I think she must 
have come from a Massachusetts family, as I cannot trace lier in K. I. She 
married, 1748-9, Thomas Arnold of Smithfleld, R. I.; was born 1720, died 1805, 
and was the mother of Chief Justice Peleg Arnold of R. I. 

431 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia^ Pa. George H. Earle, Jr. 

Thomas.— Who was the wife of Jeremlak (born Jan. 11, 1769; died Aug. 8, 
1847) Thomas of Middleboro*, Mass.? 

Joseph Thomas and wife Mary had a son Andrew, who married Ruth Thomas, 
Feb. 12, 1782. Wanted, ancestry of Joseph and Mary. 

Wanted, date and place of birth and death of Lemuel Thomas, who m. April 
19, 17.M), Mehltable Weston [of Middleboro, Mass.?]. Also ancestry of Mehit- 
able Weston, and date and place of her birth. 

Wanted, ancestry and date and place of birth and death of Nathaniel Thomas 
and wife Abigail, who had a son Jeremiah, b. February, 1736. Also of Benja- 
min and Elizabeth Thomas, whose daughter Susanna, b. Sept. 15, 1743, m. Jan. 
15, 1761, Jeremiah Thomas, b. Feb. 18, 1736. Wiluam Holdex. 

Mercantile Library, Cincinnati, O. 

Parrxts Wanted. 

I wish to obtain the proved parentage of each of the following persons : 

1. Bethiah , who married, about 1603, Thomas Adams of Ipswich. 

2. Elliabeth , who married, about 1708, William Badcock of Milton. 

3. Dorothy , who married, about 1685, Noali Brooks of Concord. 

4. Elizabeth , who married, about 17U5, Francis Sawyer of WoUs. She 

wa^i probably a widow Dennis. William S. Applktox. 

402 Bvacon Sire at, Boston, 

IIammond. — Capt. Laurence Hammond, who died in 1099, left but one child, 
A>)i::ail, who married Luke Greenough, and afterwards James Whippo. Are 
there any living descendants of this Abigail Hammond-Greenough-Whippo ? 
If so. will they kindly address Mrs. Evelyn MacCurdy, Salisbury, New Haven, 

Dkahng. — Wanted, parentage of Solomon Deming, born Dec. 12, 1730, at 
Weathersrteld; died in 1832 at Sandisfleld ; served in the Bevolution. Also of 
his first wife, Eunice Harmon, born March 23, 1740, at Weathcrsfield ; died 1768 
at SandlstieM. I suppose Solomon was a descendant of John Deming and 
won1<l like to trace both lines back to the first immigrants. 

174 Franklin Slrert, Buffalo. Dr. A. L. Bknedict. 

Prudpen-Fif.ld.— Hannah Prudden married Peter Reynolds Field, probably 
in Nov. iHOl. Where and by whom were they married? Was it in Connecticut, 
Ma«*«<achusetts, or within New Hampshire? Maky F. Batks. 

64 Bemtf^H Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Peask-King. — Sarah Pease married Benjamin King in Enfield, Connecticut, in 
1741. Was she daughter of John Pease and Elizabeth Spencer, and where Is the 
proof? ^ Mary F. Bates. 

64 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, JV. T. 
vol. liv. 8 

108 Notes and Queries. [Jaiir- 


GuTiiiNO OR CusniNG. — Some time ago I furnished tlie Register with the copy 
of a gravestone inscription found in a cemetery at Tappan, New York, which 
appeared in the January number (p. 128) of last year. It was the epitaph of 
** Lemuel Guthing of an honorable family in Plymouth (bounty, New England^ 
Surgeon of the 23 Reg. in the service of the United States of America." The 
copy was made through the courtesy of a correspondent, and on his authority I 
sent it. Since then it has occurred to me that the surname " Guthing " was a 
false reading for Gushing, as it is easy to mistake a capital *• C " for a '* G," and 
a long ** s " for a " t,*' particularly when one is not used to copying such inscrip- 
tions. On referring to the catalogue of Harvard College, I find that there was a 
Lemuel Gushing in the class of 1767; and from another source I learn that he 
was a native of Scituate, Plymouth County, and also a physician. Mr. Sibley 
has him *' starred " in the year 1779, which may be a wrong date, but I should 
be slow to accept the other w-ithout a careful reading of the stone. In *' Massa- 
chusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War," now in course of 
publication, Dr. Gushing is mentioned, and the statement is there made that he 
was from Hanover, Plymouth County. Mr. Barry, in his History of Hanover, 
snys : " Dr. Lemuel Cushing was a resident of Hanover, about the time of the 
Revolution, and was appointed by the Provincial Congress a surgeon in the 
army. The precise time when he came to town is unknown, as also the date 
of his leaving" (p. 99). See also '* Proceedings (xv. 76, 76) of the Massachu- 
setts Historical Society " for October, 1876, for a roster of Colonel Thomas's 
regiment, of which Dr. Cushing was surgeon during the early part of the Revo- 

With these facts before me, I do not doubt that the epitaph refers to him. 

Samuel A. Grekn. 

Alden. Correction. — In the October number of the Register is an account 
of the Descendants of Thomas White of Weymouth. On page 394 is printed that 
Hannah,* dan. of Ebenezer* White, married David Alden of Middleborough, 
It should have been John Alden. Either Col. French or Dea. Nash made a 
mistake in copying. Joseph W. Porter. 

Banyor, Me. 

Historical Intelligence. 

Barton. — Rev. William E. Barton, formerly of Boston and now of Oak Park, 
a suburb of Chicago, is about to print a brief account of the family of his great- 
grandfather, Lieut. William Barton, of New Jersey. The pamphlet will not be 
for sale, but will be sent, while the edition lasts, to libraries and members of 
the family and others Interested, on receipt of ten cents in stamps. 

There were at least ten Revolutionary soldiers named William Barton. Dr. 
Barton has been at pains to untangle them, and has had a measure of success. 
The manuscript is still in his hands, and will not be sent to the printer until 
early in the new year, and Dr. Barton will be grateful for added information 
concerning the name of Barton, the early home of the family in Lancashire, 
England, of the diflferent branches in America, and such other items as may 
properly be mentioned or used either in full or in part in such a work. The 
pamphlet will be sent gladly to all who aid in its production. 

Dr. Barton's address is Oak Park, 111. 

Dictionary of American Book Publishers. — A work under this title is an- 
nounced as in preparation, and will be published early in this year by the Mont- 
gomery Publishing Co., 23 Park Row, New York City. 

Wills op the Shermans of Yaxley {antCt pp. 62-69). — This article should 
be marked " To be continued." 
The wills to which the article refers will be printed in the April number. 

1900.] Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society. 109 

Gkneat.ooies IX Prkparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
farnish the compilers of these cjenealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be iisef nl. We would suj? that 
all facts of interest illustrating: family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence and death. When there are more than one 
christian name they should all be given in full if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full names are known. 

Field.— l^y Frederick C. Pierce, P. O. Box 2U, Chicago,- 111. This book will 
soon be printed. It is intended to contain records of all the Field families in 
the United States. 

Haley, PipcVy Xeal and liicker. — Rev. John W. Ilayley, A.M., of Lowell, 
Mass., is preparing a volume of "Memoranda relating chiefly to the Haley, 
Piper, Neal and Ricker Families of Maine and New Hampshire." The com- 
piler's address is 271 Gorham Street, Lowell, Mass. 

Hammond.— Y. S. Hammond, Esq., 73 Cherry Street, Oneida, N. Y., Secre- 
tary of the Hammond Family Association, lias in preparation a genealogy of the 
Hamond Family. Those interested in this family are advised to communicate 
to him such records as they possess. Their attention is called to the queries 
with this heading, printed in this number of the Rkgister. 

Hor(un.—yiT. Marcus N. Horton, Bloomfleld, N. J., is compiling a new '* Hor- 
ton Genealogy." He proposes to include therein, first an extension (with cor- 
rections) of the Hoi*ton Genealogy which was compiled by the late Dr. George 
Finnan Horton of Terrytown, Pa., which work, issued in 187G, was almost 
wholly a genealogical and historical record of the descendants of Barnabas 
Horton, who was born in England in IGOO, and was in Southold, Long Island, 
N. Y., in 16+0; and second, all other lines of Hortons in this country, to the 
full extent of all the reliable and well authenticated information which it is 
possible to obtain. 

Those who are acquainted with Dr. Horton's book are urgently requested to 
furnish the present compiler with all possible corrections and additions, and to 
ext< nd to tlie pn*sent date their family records complete in all ascertainable 

Particular attention is invited to the following: 

]\'»f>:i(rr. — Some years ago I commenced to study tlic records of the Webster 
Family in Xorthorn New Enixland. I had practically completed tliis stmly down 
to the time of the Revolution, when I was applied to by tlie late William A. 
Wel»>ttr for information on tlie subject. After examining my mannscnj)t he 
a>ke(l p»'rnii^>ioii to copy it and complete and pul)lisli tlie work. This coiitem- 
phit. «| \vork wa^ hroiiirht to an end by his death on January 2, 1S1>0. Hy an 
airri-eimnt with hir> widow I have again taken charge of the work. It is my 
iiiiriiiion to cninph^te the work, which is already far advanced. It w ill probably 
be possible to publish it at the end of about two years, and it will form a book 
of aixMit five hinnlred pairos. My object in writing this note is twofold. First, 
to a^k for any information in regard to the Weljster Family not alreatly sent to 
Mr. Webster or myself. And secondly, to ask for subscriptions to tiie work. 
The price- of the work will bo tive dollars; and the publication will be assured if 
3*>j subscribers are guaranteed. S. J*. Sharpies, 13 Broad Street, Boston, Mass. 


B'ston, Maasarhict'tts, ]\'ednfsda}f, Ortoher 4, JS99. A stated moetinir was 
hf-ld ill Marshall P. Wilder hall, Society's house, 18 Somerset street, at half 
pa-t iwo o'clock, this afternoon, John Kibridire Hudson, A.M., the Vice-Presi- 
detit for Mas*iacbnsetts, presiding. The usual routine of monthly reports pro- 
ceeiivd. anil twelve resident members were elected. 

112 Booiyoiice^. [Jan. 

77i^ 0:d FnT.^'n*M f'f S'ih'*hun/ ^nd Am-^fhury, M'lSPirhvseiU, with tome Related 

Fo. tiii't'i '. f' y^ *r ', •« ri/ . II'j r^rh jV ?, Ii.f\rich • r w J Hi mf4n n . B v David W. Hott. 

Pan Five. Provi.icnce. R. I. l^K*. Svo. pp. S21-411. 

We are at lengih aMe to creet the completion of a notable collection of genea- 
lo:fir-. tiif- compilation of which has for many years occnpied the attention 
of Mr. Hoyt. By aiithoriii^rs of the rirst rank his work has been complimented 
a«- irc'-nipankbl^ in its fii::el:ty to the ori|rinals. and the judgment displayed in the 
com rji nation of its materials! 

Tis'; fiftii part contains the jrenealojical records of the first three or four 
jr-.'.*:ratioi.* of tw<:nty familios. fri»m Sianwood to Yonnjrlove, besides shorter 
jf'r.»-al'^.yi-r- of morn t!»an twenty others. In addition, it comprises tiie signers 
of th"; Bra'^lrjiirj- petition. portiJnr> of Capt. Henry Tnie*s order book— the Salis- 
b*jry U»:vo!iii:onary officer.— !i<t5 of early Salisbiiry an«l Amesbuiy ministers, ten 
pair'"? of a'Ulitions anc! corrt^cti^ns. seneVal index,' index of places and index of 

In pr^rvions parts should be noted the rectlrication of errors rejrarding: the 
Rini:. Rolfc, Sanders and othi-r families, as also views differing from those 
gonf-rally hi-id ri'^p.-clinj; Francis D^re. or Dow. the connection between the 
Bail<ys and tiie Einerys. the kinship of Elizabeth Hnnt and Sarah Elliot to 
Jarprtt Ha«!don. and of Sarah Cottle-Hale to tlie Rolfes and Rings. Of interest 
to lit»-ratnre is the account of the Macy family, commemorated in Whittler's 
•* ExiN-s." Comi»lete lists are criven of'the purchasers of Nantucket, whither 
th»: Macys fl.d. Another of Whittier's poems, '• The Witch's Daughter," re- 
ceives illn>iratii»n in the details respecting Susan (North) Martin, who was 
ex«-cuti:d for witchcraft in liil»2. 

Errors n?>ultinir from unvoritied reliance on Coffin's History of Newbury and 
Chas(.'s Hi>t:>ry of Haverhill have been detected, and slips for insertion at the 
paires wlicre they occur have been prepared. 

Rolicrt Barnard's removal from Andover to Nantucket, not hitherto supposed 
by oilier writers, is asx-rted witii proof. 

The diir«rrent parts will be .sold siuirly so long as the 200 sets resen-ed for bind- 
in;: are not broken. The price of Parts One and Five will be $1.25 each, until 
further notice, thou:;h they will be furnished to original subscribers at $1.00 
each, according to airroement. The supply of Part One on hand is smaller, and 
the preparation of Part Five has ]>een more expensive, tlian of any other part. 

To those who purchase at this time, the price of the complete volume, bound 
in clotii, will be Sr..00 srnt bv mail. The price will soon be raised. 

iJy Fn^hrir WifhmJ Purh". 

First Tlcpnrt of thf Puhlir Record Commisston of Xeic Jf>rseify 1S99. Somenrille, 

N.J.: The Unionist-Gazette Association, State Printers. 1899. 8vo. pp. 


William Nelson, Henry S. Haines and William S. Stryker were appointed 
Public ReW)rd roinmissioners ijy the Governor of New .Jersey, in July, 1897. 
We here have their report, with four appendices, viz. : Appendix A, "Descrip- 
tion of Records in the office of the Secretarv of State," comprising, i. Records 
of Conveyances, etc., for East Jersey, ii. 'Records of Wills, ill. Records of 
Conveyances, etc., for West Jersey. Appendix B, "New Jersey Legislative 
Proceedings." Appendix C, ** Bibllojjraphy of the Printed Proceedings of the 
Provincial Assembly, 1707-1770," compiled by William Nelson. Appendix D, 
** Bibliograidiy of tiie Printed Acts of the Legislature of New Jersey, 1703-1800, 
and Ordinances of the Gcvernors," compiled by William Nelson. Appendix Bi 
** Army Depredations in New .Jersey during the Revolution.'* 

The Commissioners invite special attention to the description of the manu- 
Hcrii)t volumes in the State Library which they have given in the last appendix. 
As regards Appendix B, moreover, they emphasize *' the remarkable fact that 
there does not exist in New Jersey a complete set of the liws of the Colony, 
Province and State ; nor is there known to exist anywhere a complete record of 
the Lejrislative proceedings from 1GG5." On this subject a very full report is 

The interesting announcement is made that there is now being printed, as one 
of the volumes of the New Jersey Archives, an index to the 10,000 '* marriage 
bonds " Ilh'd in the office of the Secretary of State. These bonds were given by 
persons whose banns were not announced from the pulpit or affixed to the 

^irch door. 

1900.] Booh Notices. Ill 

Indeed have delighted the heart of Peter Force. These mannscripts are a source 
which command the mind of the student. Ere many years portions of these 
manuscripts -will be printed. The Committee upon the study of history in the 
public school renders an extended report and it is the ablest treatment of the 
subject extant. If the Association existed for no otlier purpose than the pro- 
duction and dissemination of this report, its mission is justified. It is a text 
book for the class room, sole reading and inspiration. The writer and teacher 
of history have no hope of success without the spirit of this report is fully in 
their possession. Tlie Historical Manuscript Commission render their third 
report and it is one of splendid progress. The promised manuscripts of J. C. 
Calhoun prove fruitful in annotation and their publication is delayed. Further 
items upon the presence of manuscripts in American libraries and archives are 
given. A calendar of Calhoun letters already published is most acceptable in 
view of the looked for publication of the Calhoun manuscripts. The Commis- 
sion also have caused to be gathered and herein published a '• Guide"' to items 
relating to American history from the reports of the English Manuscript Com- 
mission. It is a delightful " Guide'* to sources full of fresh information upon 
various phases of American history. 

The American Historical Association justifies its presence among the learned 
bofiies of the world. It has indeed found a place and is making itself welcomed. 
The Association embraces a fine company of students, fifteen hundred at present, 
who are united in an unselfish benefit, not only to America but every nation. 

By Bev. Anson TiluSf Somerville^ Mass, 

The Puritan as a Colonist and Beformer. By Ezra Hoyt Byington, author 
of ** The Puritan in England and New England " and '* The Christ of Yester- 
day, To-day and Forever." Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 1899. 
8vb. pp. xxvi.-|-375. [Price, $2.] 

Those who have read Dr. Byington's former book, '* The Puritan in England 
and New England," will welcome this new volume, which is, in a sense, sup- 
plementary to it. The title does not altogether define the contents ; that is, 
there is more in the book than is promised. The first chapter — the Pilgrim as 
a Colonist — is a comprehensive summary of the story of Plymouth. The 
second, and much the lon«;est, deals with the Puritan as a colonist, and chicfiy 
in Ma>sachusotts under the first clmrter. There is no separate cliapter trt^atlng 
with the Puritan as a reformer. The use of that word in the title would prob- 
ahly U* justified by the underlying thought that the Now Englanders were es- 
sentially reformers in all that they attempted to do. 

T!ie third cliapter is properly a memoir of the Apostle Eliot, and it is so just 
and appreciative that it deserves a place somewhere in the title. The same 
mijrlit be said of the fourth chapter, on Jonathan Edwards and the Great Awak- 
enini:, a theme which the author knows how to hanille from his familiarity with 
the literature and spirit of the time. The last chapter — " Shakespeare and the 
Puritans" of Enirland — takes us out of the colonial field and would seem to 
belong to the author's previous volume on the Puritan in En;j:land. As an 
essay by itself, upon the ethical an<l reliirious clement in Shakespeare, it is in- 
teresting. If Dr. Byington could have told ns how far the great dramatist wns 
known In New England in the last century, he would have answered a long- 
standing incjuiry. Did Chauncy and the Mathers, Willard and Etiwards. or any 
of the learned ministers and magistrates ever own a copy of Shakespeare's plays 
or nad them or allude to them in any of their writiuijs? 

There are three photographic illustrations — the well-known portraits of Wiu- 
Ihrop and Edward Winslow, and Eliot preaching to the Indians (from the bas- 
relief (m the Congregational Building). The table of contents, list of authori- 
ties and index are very complete and helpful. 

A few minor errors have escaped the notice of th.e proof-reader and can 
easily be corrected in a later edition, which is sure to be called for. Page 34, 
eighth line from the foot, ♦' second " should be third ; p. 49, " Mansfield "should 
be Marshfleld ; pp. 89 and 92, " Arabella" should be Arbrlla; p. 110. " Goofe"(?) ; 
p. 174, "B" wanting in the margin; j). 210-211. n. " Ellsworth P^lllot" should 
be Eliot; pp. 229 and 244, " Stoughton " should be Canton ; p. 2:>G, " Sir Robert 
Boylf" and "Sir Thomas Boyle" should be Hon. Robert Hoyle; p. 2S2, n. 
•'Greene " should be Green ; p. 296, u. *' Parkmore" should be Parkman ; p. 301, 
'• Styles" should be Stiles. ♦ * ♦ 


laoh Notices* 


Third Annual Report of the State IHstorian of the State of Mw York, 1897- 

Wynkoop, Halkobeck, Crawford Co., State Printers, New York aad Albany, 

1898. 8vo, pp. 11 62. 

Tlifs volome contains an Immense amoant of very yalaable libtorlcal material, 
and Hii^h IfaHtin^js, Essq., tlie Stat« blstorian, is cerLniniy entitled to mocli 
credit for the compilation. It incMdes tlie master rolls from 1760 to 1770, in- 
cliHlinsr a collection between 1086 and 1760. The work U embi;llidUcd by several 
illustrations and mapSt one of wlilch is a map of old Fort Ticonderoga (or Ty- 
co nderoga, which the deslijner of the same claims to he the correct spelling). 
It flUo include!* the public papers (15 ms. volumes) of Daniel D. Tompkins, 
who waa Governor of New York, 1807-1817. Thi:^ volume also contains a 
very valuable SLTi*?s of articles relating to the Civil War, bcginninij with 
an account of the "Flr^it Infantrv afJ'air'* (the capture of the Smith's Lijjht* 
ship at Mill Creek, Chesapeake Bay. Md., May 17, 1861 J, and srives brief 
aceouut«i of variou.s other battles in which New York rej*:imentA partici- 
pated, namely: Goldlng's Farm, Va., Frcdenckshiira:, the Chancellors ville and 
Oettysburaj campaicfnH, the SaV>ine Pass expedition, the capture of Fort 
Fisher, the battle of Waiihatchie to the capture of Savannah up to the last 
fight at GermanLown in Tennessee, on A|»ril 18, 18^5 . Perhaps one of the 
best and most lastini: resnlls of our war with Spain is the entire eradication of 
the la-Ht vestige of sectional ft*elin^ between tlie North and the South, making 
US as a nation stronger and more united than we have ever been before in any 
period of our history. Ah tlie stately procestiion of the years come and go, if as 
a people we are fulthful to the leadings of Divine Providence, who will veutore 
to set bimnds to our national prouress? 

£y Daniel JiotHns, £»q., of Boston. 

^niver»((t/ of the StiUn of New York. State Ubmfy (81st) Beport. 

The 81st annual report of New York State Library, 1898» makes an ofBdal 
volume of value to tlie student of bibliography and hi^^tory. A liullctln of 
special interest is that upon '• Suppiementary List uf Marriajie Licenses " be- 
twe<.*n 1672 and 1784. The Volume of Licenses was ptiblislied in 1H60, and this 
**Siij>pJemfrutary List" adds about tweivu hundred ♦'Licenses" to it. Other 
bulletins treat of colonial records and indices of unpublished material in the 
State arcluves. 

By liev* Anson TituSf Somertllle^ Mass* 

The Signal Voips, U, 8^ A., in the War of the JiebelUon. By J. Willabb 
Bnowjs, A.M. During Four Yems, Private, Sen/eant and Lieutenant in the 
Corps, With nnmerons ilkistrations and maps. Boston: Published by the 
U. S. Veteran Signal Corps Association. 1S96. 8vo. pp. 916. 
Mr. J, Willard Brown of East Boston rendered patriotic service in preparing 
a niOHt vivid history of the Siijriial Corps in tho War of the Rebellion; and the 
Veteran Signal Corps Association nobly seconded his efforts in publish inji the 
manusci iptPi Thi*re is no literature upon the Siirnal Corps, hence tlie volume ts 
unique and full of value. The service of the several dcLaciiments in the difTerent 
military departments is amply described, and the roster of each nieniijcr dwelt 
npim. The book is a Pennine addition to *' Belu^lliaiia." The publication com- 
mittee of the Assoeiation consisted of Adin B. Capron, Edw, IL llnskell, George 
H, Graves* J, Willard Brown and diaries WW. Marcy. The histoiiau bestows 
Kenorous credit upon Mr. Marcy for painstaking assistance and practical know- 
By Bev, Anson Titus, SomerviUe, Mass, 

The Dartmouth ; a weekly, Usned during if*rrn time by the student a of Dartmouth 
College i and edited htf a committee of undergraduates. Vol. xxl; Nos. 1, 2, 3, 
4, 5, each 6t pp. 16 for advts. ItSSIE*. Printed at liaimver, N. H. 
To tiiose liitereslt^d, this publication, now in its twenty-llrst year» furnishes a 
valued supply of collefjre memoranda, comprisino; a lint of the faculty of instruc- 
tion; persona! items, covering movements of the professors or the students; 
the citibs and various socit?ties; notifworthy events in the careers of ii^raduates; 
obituaries of th« deceased ; severally treated in that biest^ed burscheii mood in 
which the heavy ami the weary weight of this unintelligible world is light^sued. 
The tnagasiae deserves its success as a reward of merit* 


Book Ifotices. 115 

The Parish Register Society. 1899. Ten Volnmes Demi. 8vo. 

The Registers of Lydlinch, Co. Dorset. 1559-1812. Transcribed by Charles 

Hrrbkkt Mayo, M.A., Vicar of Long Burton, and the late Francis Georgb 

Henley, M.A., late Rector of Lydllnch. London. 1899. pp. X.+130. 
The Registers of Ledhury, Co. Hereford. Part I. 1556-1576. Transcribed by 

the late George Henry Piper, F.G.S., and edited by Cuarles Ueubekt 

Mayo, M.A., Vicar of Long Burton. London. 1899. pp. xli.+ 174. 
Thf^ Registers of Battlefield, Shropshire. 1665-1812. [From a copy by William 

Phillips, F.L.S., and edited by Rev. W. G. D. Fletcher, F.S.A.] London. 

1899. pp. 42-l-vii. 
The RenisUrs of Sibdon Canooody Shropshire. 1583-1812. London. 1899. pp. 

The Registers of Rotcington, Co. Wancick. 1612-1812. Transcribed and edited 

by .loHN Wm: Ryland, F.S.A. London. 1899. pp. vl.-|-223. 
The Registers of Shipton, Shropshire. 1638-1812. Transcribed by Gilbert H. F. 

Vank, Rector of Wera. London. 1899. pp. 61+x. 
The Registers of Uarley, Shropshire. 1746-1812. Transcribed by T. R. IIorton, 

Esq. Londo'n. 1899. pp. 26+vl. 
7^^ Registers of Melverley, Shropshire. 1723-1812. Ti*anscrlbed by Hugh Hol- 
land Howard, Rector of Mel verley. London. 1899. pp. 46+vi. 
The Registers of Clyst St. George, Co. Devon. 1566-1812. Transcribed by John 

Lo.max Gibbs [formerly Rector of Clyst St. George]. London. 1899. pp. 

ix.— 157. 
The Registers of Sniethcote, Shropshire. 1609-1812. Transcribed by T. R. HoR- 

TON, Esq. London. 1899. pp. 88-|-xll. 

These volumes are not published or sold, but are privately printed for the 
Parish Register Society, and are Issued to subscribers only, at the rate of one 
fniinea per annum. Address W. Fergusson Irvine, Esq. , Hon. Treasurer, 4 Eaton 
Road, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. 

The first year's work of the Society has been already noticed In the Reg- 
ister,* but having been most unfortunately omitted, both as to the Society and 
Parishes, In the Subject Index, may be well referred to here. 

The Lydlinch Register represents the second of tlie Dorset parishes printed 
by the Society, and Ledbaiy the second of those from Herefordshire. This 
last, being a very voluminous rejjister, covers in tliis part only twenty years 
(l.'i.^^l-l.'iT^J) and will l)e continued later; its baptisms are noteworthy as giving 
the godparents in all cases, which are often of great value in identification. 

Shropshire claims a somewhat undue proportion in the list, no less than six 
of th»- register> being of that county — a fact due to the cooperation of the local 
society, whose work has already been noticed in the UKiJisTEU.t In this con- 
nection we cannot but regret that so recent rejfisters as those of Battlefield 
(1G«>.>), Harley (1745) and Melverley (1728) have been selected for transcription 
when so many more ancient and interesting records arc rapidly perishini;. 

Rowinston. for Warwickshire, follows the interesting Stratford-on-AvonJ in 
the representation of that county. Clyst St. George is the first of the Devon 
parishes to be printed in this series, and, it is to be hoped, will be the precnrser 
of many others in the tier of southern counties which gave so many of onr early 
emi'^rant families. All seem most carefully edited and indexed, and their fine, 
clear type and hand-made paper are fitting dress for the records which they 
preserve and make accessible for future ages. 

These ten handsome volumes mark the progress and success of the Society 
daring the recent year, in which it has surpassed itself by printinij double the 
numi>er that have appeared during each of the three precedini; years of its life, 
a fact which literally speaks volumes for the growing appreciation and support 
by the public of the splendid work it is doing in the rescue of tliese priceless 
records from decay. 

Here in the cis-Atlantic we recognize perhaps too little how very deplorable 
thf.' condition of these ancient rural Piinglish registers fre(jUently is, but the 
writ<*r's experience in the search of many liundreds of them has deeply im- 
pressed him with the imperative need of either early Government interference, 

• April, 1897, vol. 11., p. 23'). 
t July, 1899, \ol. liii., P. 363. 

♦ Keoister, January, 1898, vol. lii., p. 92. 

Hook Notices. 


as In Scotland and Ireland, or falling this fwhicli is hardly to be hoped for at 
prcjsentjt tl*e lahor of love of hocIi n society flg this. 

To the America II searcher its work b particularly welcome, as it prives evcty 
geijcaloy^ht the opportnuUy of liaviiip; on hl8 shelve^* for Instant r«?ferencc the 
complete ancient register of each parish nndertaken, nt a cost within the reach 
of alK and (expn'ffiiiia doeH) many an expensive jonrnej or tedlouj* trans-marine 
correspondence may be waved by a rapid reference to these carefully indexed 

All Inien^ted In the gencalopfy of our early families of the old An^lo-Saxon 
stock should contribnte their inlte to the jjorxl cause by n prompt subscription 
and support, and America, or even New England alone, ^lionld Inniish enough 
subscrdjers to enable the Society to aj^ain double its list of registers during the 
openioij j^ears of the new century. 

liij J. Henry Lea, E^q*^^ of JiHcJcapori, 3/e. 

Lettrrs and Efirnllcctions of .Mm ^lurra^j Forbes. Edited by bis flftufrhter, Sarah 
FoiUJKs M trail KS. In two vols. Boston and New Yorkt, llou^liton, MitUin 
& Company. The Ulversidc Tress, f^auibridirc. 18DJ), Hvo. VoU I. pp, ix, 
-f .15^^. Vol. U. pp. viL+2(54, Price $5.(MJ. 

The valnable and important services of John M. Forbes are instructively set 
forth In these hflndsoine volnnies. fie was, altogether, the most Influential 
private citi/.en of tiie rnited States, during the civil war. Very much of the 
idstory of tiic cooutry is here unfolded and laid open to the study of the present 
generation. If is ffiresiirht, his energy, bis resolution and bis sajjacity streng-th- 
ened and often guided the cotirse of an executive, incapable of leadlntr and not 
always ready to follow* His bi^ii tone of eharaeter whicli he disph^yed, occa- 
sionally lowered by unjust estimate and denunciation of opponents* ts an incen- 
tive to riiilit action, and tlie lesson of his active, brave, undaunted mind will 
stimulate, even wlien it fails to convince. 

His public life, his methods of exertin*; political influence and his steadfast 
opposition to corruption are Interspersetl with ^liiivpsc^s of a most delii;htfn! 
private life. His love and fondness for noble sports, his generosity and 
thought fulness of personal friends, his humanity, charity and unstinted gener- 
osity towards snlTering and tlie niisfortuues of others, make tlie reader feel how 
fortunate was the community in whicii he dwelt, and the State in which beheld 
citizenship. Such books adbrd the richest enjoyment, in that they possess the 
merit of faith fulness. 
Bij Oro. A. (iurdon^ ^1.3f., of SomervUfe, Mass, 

Thr Purifrin liqmhffr of Thf* Mfrnmrhuaftt^ Bmj in Xrw Enffhtnd. By Dantkl 
WaitHowk. Indianapolis. The Bowen-Merrill Company, ruhllshers. [1899.] 
8vo. pp. xxxviii.H-423, 

** What I have aimed to do," says the aathor in tiitj preface, ** Is to hrin^ to- 
gether^ in a volume of moderate size, some of the features in the history of the 
government and peopie of the ilassaeliusetts Puritan commonwcaUh. that I 
thought would be most interesting to the people of today, and especially to 
those who are liescendants of the early Puritans. » * * i have essayed the 'still 
more difficult task of tracing the evolution of a commoinveaUh from a colony, 
of a constitution from a charter, of a republic from a corporation.'* 

The reason for beginning this book with '%!ohn White of Scrooby ** Is not ap- 
parent. We associate Scrooby with the word Pilgrim rather than Puritan, and 
to tiie best of our present knowledge, the John White here mentioned was never 
a resident of Scrooby, but was a native of Stanton St. John, Oxfordshire, and 
from his long residence in Dorciiester, England, was known as the " Patriarch 
of Dorchester." The particular subjects which Judge Howe luis considered most 
interesting to the people of to-diiy are tlie formation and growth of the civil 
government, the iaws, lawyers and courts of tlie Massacliusetts Bay Colony , 
the dealings of the Puritans witli the Indians; tiic domestic, soda!, Indastri&l, 
commereiEil, religious and literary life of the Puritans; the influence of the clergy 
In mouliling the government nud the struggle of tlie colonists for a greater free* 
doni from the crown. Tiie table of citations presents a formidable list of 
authorities from which the author has drawn freely; yet we notice the absence 
from this list of a number of standard works, some of which are primary 
sources, and of most titles of the early and rare historical imprints. The 
mechanical work of hookuiaklng is well done. • • • 


Booh Notices. 117 

Btv. Morgan John Bhijs, 1760-1804, By John T. Griffith, Lansford, Pa. : 

Leader* Job Print. 1899. Fcp. 46. Paper covers, pp. 126. 

It was a labor of love for Rev. Mr. Griffith, Pastor of the First Baptist 
Church of Lansford, Pa., to prepare this memoir of his kinsman. We only re- 
gret that the necessity of limitinfj our space to the stricter genealogical part 
forbids a more extended review of the biography of this fearless, godly man 
who has been styled "The Welsh Baptist Hero of Civil and Religious Liberty 
of the 18th Century." 

A chapter is devoted to the genealogy of the Rhees, Loxloy and Lowry families. 

The work is dedicated to William Jones Rhees, Ksq., of the Smithsonian In- 
stitute. Washington, 1). C, who is a grandson of the subject, Rev. Morgan John 
Rhys Cor Rhees). 

By Rev. Charles E, BeaUy Stoneham, Mass. 

Massachusetts Society of Sons of the, American Bevohttion, Historical Memoranda 

vrith Lists of Members and Their Bevolutionary Ancestors, Boston : Published 

by the Society. 1899. Royal 8vo. pp. 295. 

The very colors— blue and buff and white— of this volume transport us to the 
stirring days of 76, when the sturdy Continentals marched and fought and 
suffered. The constitution and officers of the national and state organizations 
are herein contained. The members, with their Revolutionary ancestry, are 
likewise recorded. 

In the interesting list of present and past members of the Massachusetts 
Society whose fathers were Revolutionary soldiers, we note the name of the 
venerable, ever youthful. Rev. Elijah Kellogg, the genial writer of fascinating 
stories for boys. 

A narrative of the French army in Boston appears. There is also embodied In 
the book an account of the military descendants of Dea. Thomas Parker, who 
was represented in the Colonial Wars by twenty-seven, and in the Revolution by 
thirty-ttve, descendants. This would appear to be a most notable patriotic 
record. The frontispiece is a picture of the late Mr. Edwin Shepard Barrett, 
formerly President of tlie National Society, and whose long tenure of the office 
of the Pre^iident of the State Society endeared him to the Sons of the American 
Rev(»lntion of the Old Bay State. 

B'j Btc. Charles E. Beals, Stojieham, Mass. 

Tftf' End of an Era. Bv .John S. Wish. Boston and New York : lloiiirhtcn, 

Mifflin .si Co. : The Riverside Press, Cambridge. 1899. 8vo. pp. iv.-f 474. 

Let whoever may road this notice not fail to peruse the book which introduces 
it to his attrntion. Tlio narrative talent of its author and tlie exciting events 
relat«'d invot with the fascination of romance a volume whose contents arc bio- 
graphical and historical facts. Portions of it, by the vividness with which they 
fla>h the limitless liorror of war upon the reader, may be compared with the 
"Specimen Days" of Walt Whitman. From the birth of Mr. Wise at Rio 
Janeiro, when his father was ''Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipoten- 
tiary to the Empire of Brazil from the Republic of the United States," to the 
close of ♦• the Era," that is. the end of the Rei)ellion. which was itself the end of 
the >lave-hoUling period of our history, the autobiography is of unflagging 
interest, as might be conjectured from the fact tliat the teller of the story is the 
son of the Virginia (lOvernor under wliose administration occurred the execution 
of John Brown, and who was brigadier-general in the Confederate armv during 
the Civil War. 

The lessons of the conflict have been learned and acknowledged by Mr. Wise, 
tnd his work, altliou^h showing in places what must be denoted as a Soutliern 
bias, is that of a nol)le-hearted man, sincere in his former enmity to the Union 
and e^iually so in his present adherence to it, uninfluenced by fear or favor in 
taklnir either stand. 

By FrefUric M'Uhird Parke. 

Th^ Colonial Society of Pennsylrnnia — Charter, Constitution^ By-Lar^s, Officers^ 

C'nnmittees, Members, etc. 1899. 8vo. pp. 114. 

The titit' of this book, of which an edition of two hundred copies was printed 
in June, ls99. is sufficiently comprehensive and detailed to set forth the contents 
of an admirably gotten up volume, bound in crimson, with gilt top. 

By Ber. Charles E. Bcals^ Stoneham^ Mass. 


Book Notices. 


Ben Cmnee. A Tah of MogeY's^s Eangem, 1758-59. By M. J. Canavak. With 

Illustrations by Gi'-oRGE Gib BS. New York: The Macro Lllao CompaDy. 1899, 

[Pnce» $1.50.] 

Our InttTe^it la this book Uesi iu the historic thread that runs throu;2rh it. The 
author has mack- bimself familiar with the period of the French war and allows 
the narrator. Bcu CoiBei% who is supposed to have been born lo the Mini roe 
Tavern, Lexinsfton, in 1737, to tell the story of liis life in simple, eoUtM]nial 
style. We are listenini;^ to him In the year \ivi, when he is in advanced aj;e. 

The early chapters relate mostly to LexIn«rton, and ijive a ^nod description of 
the flkl tow^n and its leadinjr citizens, including the faioons ministers^ Hancock 
and Clark. We are then taken over the lonj; march to Fort Edward with the 
Rani^ers, and mnch is said of Lake George and Ticondproira and Fart Anne, of 
Abercrombie, How^c, Amher?^t and Ga^e, of Stark, Putnam and Holders, aad 
their nniny i\Q^i\iy of valor, wliicli yoniis? reatiers will cspycially appreciate, 

A bit of romance is reserved for the very end of the story. W * • 

Btgisttr of Pen nsylvania. Society of the Colonial Dames of America. PhUadelphiii* 

1898. 8vo. pp. 193. 

In ability to prepare an m\iting volnme not one whit behind their brothers of 
sitnilar patriotic societies, the ladies of the ahove or:;anization hav^e produced a 
really hrilliant specimen of the bookmaker's art^ for the hjvlir*^ ^»f the society, in 
gilt and blue, on the cover, toijether with the ;^or;y:ejus flaar t>f llie *iri^iinizanion, 
inserted as frontispiece, lend an auractiveness to a volume widch wtnild other- 
wise appear to be hot a rigid register of members, >yith the record of the co- 
lonial ancestry of the same. 

B^ Eev, Oharieif E. Beuh, Slomham, Maa«. 

Honor Eiill of Ma»sachu$ttt^ Patrittts Ilerett^'ore Unkrw^f^n. Boston: Privately 
iss^ued for the Massachusetts Cliapters nf the Daugliters of the American Re- 
vokition, MDCCCXCrX. 8m. 8vo, Pasteboard covers, pp. 34. 
Our curiosity is at once excited by such a title and is only allayed wh<?u we 
learn that the '' Honor Uoli" is a list of men and wonien >vho loaned money to 
the Federal Government dnrinpf the years 1771-171^, Amonsr the mimes of 
those wlio furnished the *'siuews of war" in the dark days of the Hevohitloi]. 
appear many of our familiar and prominent New England patronymics. 
Bi^ liev. fJharles E. Beals, Stoyieham, Mass. 

Stifolk Deeds, Liber X, Boston : MutileSpal Printing Office. 1899. 8vo. 

The volume before us is tlie tenth issue of Suffolk Deeds ordered by the Board 
of Aldermen actinjr as rounty Conrmlssioners for the County of Sullulk. The 
first volume of this series was aothorixed April 13, 1880, and wtis completed 
before tlie close of the year. A glanec at the ten bulky volumes now issued 
shows the propriety and wisdom of preserving their contents in print. 

The chief attraction of this present volume is the Introduction, in wdilch Mr, 
John T. Hassain, w*ho ha?* had charge of the printing from the besfinning, lias 
colketed with much care i>iojjraphies of the Early Recorders and Uegisti^rs of 
Deeds of the County of SuflVdk. from Sic'phtm Wirrthrop in lfS39 to John Balian- 
tine, whose term of ofHce closed in 173J5 — nearly a full century. The account was 
prepared as a paper for the Massachusetts Historical Society and reatl before 
that association in May, 1H98. and was noticed in the Rkoistkr for Jauuary last, 
page I'M. *' Each biography inchuies the parentage of the subject, when 
known, a facsiuiiie of his autograpli, copious extracts from authentic source^s, 
skilfully woven together by thh* aljlo antiquary, and a brief accoaat of the re- 
corder's immediate family." 

A Hand Book of PracZicnl SHqgeiftiom for the use of Stvdents in Genmlog^. By 
Hknky R. Stiles, A.M., MJ>. Albany, N.Y.: Joel Munsell's Sous, Pub- 
lishers. 1899. Uoyal 8vo. pp. uG» 

Dr. Stiles has had much experience as a writer on historical and genealogical 
subjects. The list of his works Includes the History of Brooklyn, 3 vols,; the 
History and Genealogy of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut, 2tl ed., 2 vols., and 
the Connectlcnt Stiles Family, of w*hlch he is author, and the History of King's 
County and the Humphrey Family^ of which he is the editor. These works are 
evidences of his ability to give advice ou the subject he has chosen* No one la 
better fitted for it. The book will be found very usefal. 

1900.] Booh Notices. 119 

A Sketch of the Life of John Winthrop the younger. Founder of Tpswichj MassO' 
chusettSy in 1633, By Thomas Franklin Watbrs. Publications of the Ips- 
wich Historical Society. Printed for tlie Society. 1899. 4to. pp. vi.+77. 

This book by the President of the Ipswich Historical Society is designed to 
recon! the life of John Winthrop the younger, from his coming to Boston, in 
1631, to the period of his declining a re-election to the Massachusetts Court of 
Assistants, In 1650, his European experiences and his public services In Con- 
necticnt obtaining only passing notice. These pages are the result of labor, and 
claim for themselves the authority consequent on the careful collection of facts. 
An admirable portrait reproduces the only authentic lilceness of Winthrop. 
Facsimiles of manuscripts, two of them of the original size, will attract atten- 
By F. W, Parke, Esq. 

Wethertifield Inscriptions ; a complete Record of the Inscriptions in the five Burial 
Places in the Ancient Toxon of Wethersfield, including the Towns of liocky Hill, 
Xexcington and Beckley Quarter (in Berlin), also a portion of the Inscriptions in 
the oldest Cemetery in Glastonbury. Compiled by Edwakd Swektser Tillot- 
80N. Published by William F. Boardman : Hartford, Conn. 1899. 8vo. 
pp. 372. 
The Early Records of the Toxon ofDedham, Mass., 1672-1706 ; a complete Tran- 
script of the Town and Selectmen's Records contained in Book Five of the General 
Records of the Town, being Volume Five of the Printed Records of the Town. 
Edited by the Town Clerk, Don Glrason Hill. Dedham, Mass: Dedham 
Transcript Press. 1899. 8vo. pp. 416. 
Manchester Historical Association Collections. Vol. i. Part il. Manchester, 

N. H. : L. C. & L. M. Gould. 1898. 8vo. pp. 121-232. 111. 
Appendix to the Report of the Ontario Bureau of Industries, 1897. Printed by 
order of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Toronto : Warwick Bros. & 
Butter, Printers. 1899. 8vo. pp. xl.+139. 

To the preservative qualities of the ancient cemetery of Wethersfleld, arising 
from a treeless, sandy soil, together with the labors of the compiler and his co- 
adjutor, Mr. Edwin Stanley Welles, may be ascribed the production of a book of 
reconls containing copies of some of the least mutilated among the very early 
in>cripti(ins of New England. The olde8t stone remaining in Wetliersfield bears 
the date WAS; in Xewington, 172G ; at Rocky Hill, 1731; in Glastonbury, 1698. 
A complete index makes available this compilation of Mr. Tillotson, to whom 
thanks are due for the thoroughness with which he has performed his very use- 
fnl work. 

Tlje present volume of Dedham Records is a continuation of the publication 
of the reconls of the town from the end of Book Three, the last volume given 
to the public. 

The Manchester Collections embrace, as their most noteworthy contents, a 
paper on the "Hon. Samuel Blodgett, the Pioneer of Progress in New Eng- 
land," '* Indians of New Hampshire: Etymology of their Language," and the 
" Home Life of Maj.-Gen. John Stark," this last being followed by a Biblio- 
graphy on Gen. Stark, compiled by S. C. Gould. 

In the Ontario Bureau Report are comprised papers and records relatiniz to the 
early municipal history of the Province,' such as a " Dispersion Sale of 1829," 
"An Early Departmental Store," " Britisli Immigration into Upper Canada," 
and " The Peopling of the Province." 
By Frederic Willard Parke. 

Milton Ctmfitery. A Catalngne of the Proprietors of Lots, togrthor \cith a Ricord 
of Ancif nt Inscriptions on all the Tablets in the Ctnnclcry prior to awl inrlud- 
ing A.D. ISOO.—A.D. I6S7.—A.J). 1800. Boston: David Clapp v't Son, 
Printers. 18H3. 

This pampidet was issued in 1883 by the Trustees of the Cemetery. It con- 
taios a list of the proprietors of lots in that year and a copy c)f all the inscrip- 
tions from h;m2 to 1800, with other matters of interest relatinir to the ceinrtery. 
Other towns have preserved records of the inscriptions of their burl;'! places, 
and we commend their example to other towus. H. B. Martin is the present 
town clerk. 


^ook NqHccs, 


Year Book of the Society of Sons of the Jifvolution in the State of New York^ 
New Ytjrk : Press of Fmncl!* E. FUcU, 47 l\vmu\ St. 1899. Mo\ pp. 61^0, 
In blue and buiV— *old Conlineutftl colors? — and pj-iinrded by t!ie alert Continen- 
tal of the socit'ty's seal, comes tbeyear book of 18IM), cootainhie, as frontisjiiere, 
the portrait of Wai^hhij^ton by Sharple^ts. In this imposing volume may be 
fouiiil not only a vnnt ainoiint of infonnation bearinpf upon tbe nntkinal and 
Stall! socletles'of this orgaulxatloii, but also intich valuable hl?^torlcal material 
of deep InttTcst to tbe geaeral student of Iilstor}. For example, not only may 
we know tbe objects of the society as set forth in tbe constitution, as well as the 
persoiind of tbe oflicern and members with tbeirppdigrec. btit as^eneronn portion 
of the buok ably treats of tbe Revolution in ^[eneral, enumerating the battles, de- 
scribing tbe First Continental Congress, setting fortb the military records? of 
hnndreds of Revointlonary soldiers, and crowning all with a j^raphic delineation 
of tbe life and work of George Wasliingtou» Tbe score or more of line il lustra- 
tions dooble the value aiut interest of tbe book- 
By Rev. Charhs E. BmU^ Stoufham^ Mass, 

The Diary of Eev. Ebenezer Parkman, of WeHboroiigh, Mass., for the months of 
Februnnj, March, April, Oclobtr and JVovtimber, 17*17; Novcmbt^r tind Decem- 
ber of 1778, and the tjearsi of 1779 and 1 7 SO* Edited by Harkietti: M. 
FoRni-:^. Published by th*j Wesllmrouirij Historical Society, 1»99. Small 
quarto, pp. 327* 

Tills extremely interesting book gives the best plctnre of tbe life of a country 
miuisHter of the last century that the writer has seec. Tbe illustrations add 
grejitly to the volume and it appears to be very carefully edited. If the entire 
diary, assuminsj that Mr* Farkman kept one, a« apparently lie did, during the 
Tvbole of his hmg ministry, wero in existence, We.stborough would be excep- 
tionally fortunate and historical scliolaij* would possess a view of the home life 
of New England for sixty years. The coat of nnm Is one of Golems productions, 
but as its original once hung In the West bo rough parsonage its appearance as 
the frontispiece is excusable. It is ta be regretted that so valuable a book is 
not printed on durable linen paper. 
By George K. Ctarke, LL.B.t of Needham, Mass. 

Historic Side Lifjhts, By Howajld Fayson .UtKOLD, Illustrated with Portraits, 
Diagrams and Fac-sindlcs. Harper & Brothers, New York and London. 
ISi^li. t.'rown 8v'o. pp. 'SSQ. 
Mr. Arnold has proved his ability as a writer by ins previous publications. 

These Historic Side Lights will ije read witli Interest. They give new and often 

humorous side lights of many autitjuarian matters. The l>ook is handsomely 

printed and is fully Indexed. 

The Medford Historical RcyiHter. Pid>lished by the Med ford Historical Society. 

Vol. 2', Ko. 4. October, 18911. Price §1 a year; or 25 cents a nuinher. 

This number of the Register completes the second year of its publication and 
the second vohime of its issues. It contains some unpublished Medford school 
reports, an able paper Ijy Miss Caroline E. Swift ou '* Maria del Uccidente" 
(Mrs. Muria Goweu Brooks) a native of Medford, and other historical matter 
relating to Medford. Mr^. Brooks attained a high position as a poet in the first 
half of this century. Those interejsted in the history of that city should show 
their appreciation of tlie work the Suciely Is doing by snbscrlbitjg to tlie Register. 

Prweedinf^s in Obfirrtance of the One. Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the 
OnjfUiisatiou of the Firift Church in Liiic^dn, Mfismichnmifif, AmjnH 21 and Sep' 
fcm^er4, 18^8.' Cambridge; The University Press. PaniphlVt 8vo, pp. 192, 
Annlvfrsary Sennon at Lincoln^ Massachnmrtts. By Rev* Edwakp G. Poutkr, 
181)8. Reprinted from the Proceeding.s. Pampldet 8vo. pp. 48, llkistrHted. 
A Briff Skutch of Urorye: F. Bcuiis of Linrtdn, Mtim. Being an abstract from 
the above anniversary scrnum. Pamphlet 8vo. pp. 7. Portrait, 
History, town atid church, happily eudxidied in narrative, chronicle and biog- 
i*aphy, witli valuable illusirations of the tliree meeting houses and iiort raits of 
the several clergymen and parishioners, with a map of tbe original lfication» 
cottibinea witli good printing in making these pamplUetH treasures indeed to the 
town, tbe parish and the public. They will admirably serve as models for other 
similar anniversarlea. 


Booh Notices. 121 

Historical Collections of the Topsjield Historical Society. Vol. IV. 1898. Tops- 
field, Mass. : Published by the Society. 1898. 8vo. pp. lx.+148. 
This pamphlet contains the doings of the Topsfleld Historical Society and 
papers upon subjects connected with Topsfleld. The history of the Academy 
and the literary exercises at the reunion of the teachers and students of that 
Academy, August 12, 1897, fill the greater part of the pamphlet. It Is Illus- 
trated with a view of the Academy and portraits of Its principals, with bio- 
graphical details. 

Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Society y Sons of the Bevolution^ 1898-9. Phila- 
delphia. 1899. 8vo. Paper covers, pp. 94. 

From the unpretentious dress of this little volume, one would scarcely suspect 
the amount of Interesting, and, Indeed, valuable material contained. The very 
annotated map Inserted at the end Is an eloquent, yea, pathetic, disclosure of 
Valley Forge and kindred experiences of the Revolutionary patriot. 
By Rev. Charles E, Heals j Stonehamy Mass, 

A Life for Liberty. Anti-slavery and other Letters of Sarah Holley. Edited with 
introductory chapters by John Wuitk Cuadwick. Second Impression. G. 
P. Putmara's Sons, New York and London : The Knickerbocker Press. 1899. 
8vo. pp. v.-f-292. 111. 

Thi" Men of New York : A Collection of Biographies and Portraits of Citizens of 
the Empire State prominent in Business j Professional^ Social and Political Life 
during the Last Decade of the Nineteenth Century. Bufikfo, N. Y. Geo. E. 
Matthews & Co. 1898. 2 vols, issued In 9 pts. Folio. 

Carrie F. Butler Thwing. An Appreciation by Friends^ together with Extracts 
fr<tm her *• Journal of a Tour in Europe.** Cleveland, Ohio : The Helman- 
Taylor Co. 1899. 12mo. pp. vl.-hl94. Por. 

Commemorative of Calvin and Luther Blanchard, Acton Minute Men, 1775. By 
Alfkicd Seukn'o Hudson. Published by Luke Blanchard, West Acton, Mass. 
18in». 8vo. pp. 100. III. 

Washington the Soldier. By Gen. Henry B. Carrington, LL.B. With lUus- 
tnitions, maps, chronolojuical index and appendices. Lamson, Wolffe & Co., 
Bu>ton, New York, London. 1808. pp. xviii-}-431. 

Pa:>so'/cs frorii the LiO: of Henry Warren Howe, consisting of Diary and Letters 
\rritt*H during the Civil War, I86I-I860. A condeusrd History of the 30th 
M'lss'ichnsi'tts Rtginiciit and its Flags, together irith the (ienv(ditgit'S of the 
d'jfrrf'Jit lir'Uichfs of tin- Fatnily. Privately printed. Lowell, Ma.s.s. : Cou- 
ruT-Cilizcn Co., Printers. l.S'JD. 8vo. pp. 211. Pur. 

In M' mnriam. Samnd Colt aud Cahhecdl Hart C<dt. liy tlie Kcv. Samukl IIaut, 
D.l). Illustrated by Clifton Johnson. [Sprini^lleUl, Mass.] li>08. 4to. 

An I'urf'df't in'd <.'iij>(ive ; being the Story of En nice WilU'Ofis, xrlia, uttlm age of 
St L't u ijmrs, cos rarrird mray fnnn Darjidd hy the Indians in 1704, and \r]to 
lir,'l ani'>ng the India ns in Canada as one of them the rest of htr life. By Clif- 
ton .loiiNsoN, with illustrations by the author and many old-time engravings. 
[Holyoke, Mass. J l?;l)7. 8vo. pp.* 54. 

If. -('«//. Ofho llaniiUon tf OUvestob, his Sons, Capt, John and Lt.-C<d. Otho 
Huniltnii lid, >nul his Grandson, Sir lialjdi Hamilton, Kt. By Ilev. .\iirnuu 
Wkntwdkth Hamilton Eaton, D.l). Halifax, N. S. : C. II. Buggies vt Co. 
1>1>1». fevo. pp. 215. 

Mfiuv-rial Discourse on Beuhen Aldridge (ruild, A.M., LL.D., Librarian of liroirn 
I'nii'f rsity, d* lir, red in the First Baptist Meetiny-House. ./nnc IS, ISUi). By 
IlKNiiY Melville King, Pastor. [Providence, K. I., ISDIKJ Svo. pp. 20. 

Binaraphical Sk'etch oflif^v. Luthfr Farnham, A.M. By John Waud Dkan. A.M. 

Mfuk'dr of Dr. (fKn'f/r Logan of Stcnton. By his widow, Dkiwhiah Nouins 
L«Ki.\N. With St.'lections from his Cnrrespondrnct', edited by their Un-ot-iirond- 
dau'jhtn'. FiiANCKs \. Logan. With an Introduction by Chaklf.s J. Still<^:. 
Ulnitrations from Photographs by C. S. BuADroui). Philadelphia : The His- 
torical Society of Pennsylvania. l5Ui). 4to. pp. 207. 

The memorial of one who consecrated forty years of lier life to the service of 
the negro race in general, and twenty-three years to the special work of conduct- 


Booh Notices, 


Inj? for them a school in Virjritila^ was committed to Aptest hands when ontrnsted 
by JIIhs Hollcy's friends to Mr. Chadwiclc. Briefly mentioned in GapHson's bio- 
grapl;iy, her career of ardnous and often discouraging worlc deserved the detailed 
and appreciative coraraemoratioii which it receives. The dauj^hter of Myron 
Holley conld not well have adopted a dtflTerent course of life, and those who read 
this Yolvune will And in her lettera the entertainment and instrnction always 
afforded by an enthnsiasit, especially when the cause enkindling the ardor is tie 
noblest that ever inlliiiutHt tlie hnnian heart. 

Men of New York is a bioirraphieal encyclopffidia that most brilliantly fulfils all 
the expectations it Iiae* created » ai< it lh scarcely possible to ima,c:ine press work 
more perfect; the matter of the text U indicated In the title. The second 
volnme includes a eynoptical index of the entire work, fnrnishlnjj the principal 
events in the history of each person, as also additions gathered since the publi- 
cation of each biograpby. 

The sweet face of Mr«. Tbwing renders intelligible the exclamation of her 
lUTsband, '^ If yon had only known her!" In »ix chapters of reminiscence her 
friends recall the years at Fxirminpfton, Vassiir CoUejie. Cambridge, Minneapolis 
and Ckveland, the refnaSirder of the volnme biiing filled with the '* Journal," 
considered Ijy Mr, Thwinji as exhibiting more clearly her mental and moral 
qnalitles than almost any otlier of her prodnctions. 

The Blnnchard Memorial comprlseSr besides a sketch of Lnke Blanchard*s life, 
sections treating of the dedication of the Blanchard memorial stone, the *' Sig- 
nificance of Minute Men and Memorial Stones," the *' Minute Man and the New 
EnglatHl MeetSng-House/' the *' Ancestrtd Aimals of Calvin and Lnther Blan- 
ciiard,'' atid other allied subjects. The illustrations, together with the ndnnte 
description of them, are a significant part of a work undertaken to present the 
• events of April 19, 1775» in their relation to the dedication of the ** Memorial 
Stone " erected by tlie publisher to the memory of the men whose names are 
borne on the title-page* 

The perennial idolatry accorded to Washington, nnt only by Americans but 
by all Uberty-hnlng pcriples, will be gratified by the result which Gen. Carrlug- 
tou's studies have atmbiedt that is. the evidence that Washington was in truth 
one of the first military geninses of the world. The book will impress anew 
upon all minds thi* image of the *" Ideal 8cildier" who was foremost among those 
who assisted to estaitlish wliat he hoped wonld be—to use his own words — *• aa 
asylum for the poor and oppressed of all nations and religions." 

*• Hun across a dead Johnny, Went througli his pockets, found a ping of 
tobacco. By his side lay a bag of flour. Appropriated both^ and that night 
had some fritters and a good smoke. Such is war , . . I buried many 
legs, arms, Inuids and dead bodies. Horrid scenes in and about the hospitals." 
Abounding in sucli details as these, Lt. Howe's Diary and Letters give, what 
aucb literature is especially valuable for. a first-tiand, unvarnisiied record of the 
unglnrifiable commonplaces of war. The Imok will hold the attention of the 
reader from beginning to end, its unpretentious style faithfully transmitting the 
impressions of a mind similar In intelligence and patriotic fervor to the minds 
of thousands of unnamed soldiers wlio fought on eitlier side in the Civil War, 

Murvellously beautiful is the volume that describes the Colt Memorial Bnild* 
ings, with illustrations of unsurpassable excellence, and letter-press equally 
artistic. The Church of ih\i Good Shepherd, in Hartford, Conn., conuneinora- 
tlve f>f CoL Samuel Colt and three infant cldldren, the Caldwell Hart Colt 
Memorial House, both erected by Mrs. Samuel Colt, and " Annsmear," the resi- 
dence of Cob Colt, are tlie subjects illustrated; while, besides the descnptlon 
of these, the book contains the address and prayer at the dedication of the Me- 
morial Ho use - 

The *' Unredeemed Captive " relates a singular story, as tt still remains doubt- 
ful whether Euiuce Williams voluntarily adopted a savage life, or whether her 
whole existence of ninety years was one of coercion. Her history and that of 
Deerlh'Ui previous to the tUne of her capture are interestingly told by Mr. Johnsoo. 

The monograph of Mr, Eaton, *' prepared," as lie says, ** for historical par- 
poses only," consisting of sketches of tlie eminent military services of niembera 
of the family of his wife, is characterized by the thoroughness and graceful 
style p*'culiar to the other productions of the author. 

The character and actions of a deeply religious and public-spirited raan^ li- 
brarian and Idstorian, are flttiugly eulogized in Mr. lOng's Memorial Discourse, 
the principal events iu the life of Dr. Guild occupying due space in the sermon. 


Book Notices. 123 

Mr. Dean^s sketch of Mr. Famham is reprinted from the Register of Oct., 

An absorbing book indeed is the Memoir of Dr. Logan, Quaker, Repablican, 
Senator, self-constitnted negotiator with France, independent, unselfish. Quixo- 
tic. His career was intimately connected with the history of the first half- 
centnry of the United States, and, narrated as it is with ability and conscien- 
tionsness, it will be recognized as an important element in the beginnings of the 
nation. The letters fully confirm the opinion of him derived from the biography, 
and, as they largely relate to Dr. Logan's efforts to avoid war with England, and 
Inclode as correspondents such names as Jefferson, Madison and Pickering, their 
Talne and attractions are evident. The book is handsomely printed and illus- 

J3jf F)r€deric WiUard Parke, 

The. Otmealofjf of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families. An Attempt to tract 
in the male and female lines the posterity of Moses Cleveland of Woburn, Mass,, 
Alexander Cieveland of Prince William Conntp, and also a Bibliography of the 
Cleveland Family, Compiled by Edmund Janes Cleveland and Horacb 
GiLLBTTR Cleveland. Illustrated. In three volumes. Hartford, Conn.: 
Printed for the Subscribers by the Case, Loclcwood and Bralnard Company. 
1899. 8vo. Vol. I., pp. 1000; voL li., 1001-2000; vol. iil., 2001-2894. 

Foster Oenealogy, being the posterity of Reginald Foster^ an Early Inhabitant of 
Ipswich in New England, With Wills, Inventories, Biographical Sketches^ etc,, 
also the Mecord of all other American Fosters. By Frederick Clifton Pierce. 
Published by The Author. Chicago: Press of W. B. Conltey Company. 
Super-royal 8vo. pp. 1081. 

History and Genealogy of the Hinds Family. By Albert Henry Hinds. Port- 
land, Maine. 1809. 8vo. pp. xi.+383. 

The Story of the HuUhinsons, Tribe of Jesse. By John Wallace Hutchin- 
son. Boston : Lee and Shepard, Publishers. 1896. Two volumes. Crown 
8vo. Vol. i., pp. xvili.-h495; vol. ii., pp. vi.+416. 

The Humphreys Family in America. Supplementary Xumher^ Jannary, 1899. 
By Fkkdkuick Hi'mphrkys, M.D. Assisted by Hkxky li. Stiles, M.D., 
Otis M. Humphukys, M.l). New York: Wvnkoop Halleubeck Crawford 
Co. 1899. Royal 4to (12^ In. by 10 in.), pp, 10*7. 

History and Genealogtf of the StackpoU Family, By Everett S. Stackpolk. 
[1899.] 8vo. pp. 252. * Price, So.OO. 

History of the Descendants and Connections of WiUiam Montgomery and James 
Somfrrille, \rho emigrated to America from Ireland in the opening years of the 
19th cfnturn. [1897.] For sale by* Edward A. Claypool, Genealogist, 207 
Rush St., Chlcasjo, 111. 12mo. pp. 1*12. 

The Olcolt Family of Hartford, C^innectirnt, in the Line of Eunice (Olcott) 
Gotfdtcin, 1639-1807 . Compiled by Frank Farnswouth Starr for James 
J. Goodwin. Hartford, Conn. 1899. Super-royal 8vo. pp. 84. 

iroldtktrait^ Genealogy. Descendants of Thomas Gnldthwaite, an Early Settler 
of Salem, Mass.; with some Aoc/yunt of the Goldthicaite Family in England. 
llln>trated. Compiled and Published by Ciiarlottk Goli>thwaite, compiler 
of the Boardman Genealogy. Hartford Press : The Case, Lockwood & 
Brainard Company. 1899. 8vo. pp. 411. 250 copies printed. Price, $5.00; 
by mall, ^.20. Address, Miss Charlotte Goldthwaite, Hartford, Conn. 

Sargent Record. William Sargent of Ipsicich, Xewbury, Hampton, Salisbury 
and Ameshury, New England, U. S. With his Descendants and their Inter- 
marriages, and other Sargent Branches. Compiled by Edwin Everktt Sar- 
GKNT, St. Johnsbury, Vt. St. Johnsbnry, Vt. : The Caledonian Company, 
Printers and Pub ishers. 1899. 8vo. pp.'S3l. 

Pedigree of the Family of Grazebrook. By Gko. Grazkbrook, F.S. A. Privately 
printed from *' Miscellanea Genealogicaet Heraldica." London: Mitchell and 
Hughes, 140 Wardour St., W. 1899. 4to pp. 28. 

Genealogy of Samuel Williams, of Grafton, N. H. By Josiaii TI. Drummond. 
Portland [Me,]. Smith and Sale, Printers. 1899. 8vo. pp. 20. 
VOL. LIV. 9 


Jook Notices* 


Wills of the Shermans of Yaxleu, in Sttfftdt, Enyhind. By a Descendant of Capt, 
John Shenimn. Ri-printefl from ilie New-Englaai1 Historical and Genealogical for Jatuiai j, 1900. 8vo. pp. 9. 

Mr, Eafph Whpfl<i(±. Puritan. A Paper read before the Connecticut Htstorical 
Socielyt Ni>v, 7, 1899. By U( v, f.KWts VV. Hicks, M.A. With an Appendix by 
Tm)MA8 S. WnEKLr>CK, rnljlished by ret|uest. Hartford Pre»i* : Tlie Case, 
Lnckwood and Bralnarti Co. 181*1). ^vo. pp. 61. 

Editiard Ahtm ami his Descemdtntjt, Bv William Nblsox- Paterson, N, J* 
The Preiis Prlutinyr and PubliHhlng Co.', 2m Ua.\n St, 1899. 8vo. pp. aS. 

We continue In this number our (|uarterly notices of genealogical worka re- 
cently published. 

The cxltiiiislue researches of the compilers of the Cleveland Genealogy have 
produced a unique work, preservlnip: the history of au extensive and honorable 
fiiinily, which they Imve collectfid not only from l\w usual snurces of genealo- 
gies, but also ijy making record of evi.ryone of the Cleieland name mentioned 
In army'rolls, State arcliivea, pension' reports, periodicals, advertinementat 
directories, etc. Attention is Invited by the compiiers to the ancestries of 
husbands and wives, the metliod of their arrani^ement olfe ring great assistance, 
It is claiiTicd, in the verltlcation of rt?lationsidp to ancestors distlngui«hed in the 
service of their country. Begirming In lOtitJ, the record is continued to the 
present generation hi so comprehensive a manner as to well merit the epithet 
universal. €>ne may acknowledge, but hardly realize, tlie iabor involved In the 
compilation of materials sufllcieut to till tliree volumes of such a size, much of 
the print — for instance, all of the collateral ancestries — being of the finest 
legible type. Nearly eighty illustrations, chkfiy purtrnits, ail of superior ex- 
cellence, are an attractive feature of tiie work. Among them is that of the 
coliaboratort Horace G. Clevelaml. to whowe decease his associate feelingly 
alludes, attributing to his indefatigable industry ihe completeness of the joint 
achievement. Three indexes, occtipying nearly four hundred pages, testify to 
the wide range of research whose results are tlius rendered available, Tlie con- 
cluding ciiapier of the work consists of an account of Edward Winn, and de- 
scendanth, — father of Ann, wife of the Moses Cleveland menth>ued In the title 
page, — and nls** notices other Winn emigrants to America, constituting what 
may be considered as a supplement to the Cleveland Geneaiogy, and showing 
the abundance of coiiateral information gathered in tlie course of investlgatlouB 
re{|uired for the production of a family history worthy of descending to the 
posterity to which it is iiequeathed. 

While conducting researcli on behalf of Mr. Volney W. Foster, the author 
of the Foster Genealogy discovered that no Foster history, commensnratti 
>vith the prominence of the family, had as yet been attempted. Adding to 
the materials relating to the branch he had first investigated such data re- 
specting otiier lines as he has since collected, he has produced a work cor- 
n^spondlng in arrangement and value to the numerous genealogies already 
published by Mr. Pierce. Besides the descendants of Ueginahi Foi^ter of 
Ipswich, to wiiom are assigueii nearly four linndred pajres, the Dorches- 
ter, Salem, Long Island, Seltuate and Chelmsforfl fiimiiies are included, fol- 
lowed by sections relating U\ tlie de.scendants of John Foster of Kingsware, 
England, and to xlndrew Foster of Andover, Mass. There are about two 
hnntlrcd I lluj^t rations, views, coats of arms and portraits. The Imlex Is In- 
adequate. One tliousand pages of small type require, at, an alphabetical 
arrangement of names, completed i>y the printing of Christian names in full. 
A list of corrigenda should iiave been added for statements such as that on 
page 265, viz., that John Fo.Htcr. baptized March 30, ITGu, married Susannah 
llobinson* gramMnughier of liev, John liobimon, the I^lgrim pastor, who came 
over in the Mmjjimrer. 

The youthful autlior of the HUids Genealogy deserves congratulation for the 
accomplishment, at his age, of so arduous a task as the compilation of such an 
extensive and thorough work. It is the result of great pains; the arrangement 
of ihe materials collected Is admirable, placing the information which the boolc 
contains at the service of the reader, with the least possible trouble to himself. 
This arrangement, together with the exhaustive indexes, turns the book, aa It 
were, Inside out at a glance,— a quality of self-disclosure which trebles the 
value of a geneaiogy. The print Is good, and the lUastrations equally so. 


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The table of contents of the Hutcbinsons' Story discloses tbe variety and 
piquancy in tbe narrative which mijrht be expected from its author, especially 
as in this autobiography he has told whatever seemed to him tbe most worthy of 
relation, and has also told it in a manner peculiarly his own. The last survivor 
of ** the Hutcbinsons** has, in the publication of these deeply interesting vol- 
umes, merited the gratitude of the patrons of reform and music in two con- 
tinents. They possess a distinct value as history, since the famous quartette 
was more or less closely connected with many of the progressive movements of 
the last half-century. Like the '* almost miraculous '* singing of the family, this 
account of their adventures is in a style artless, emotional, and therefore effec- 
tive. Tbe illustrations are very characteristic. 

The Humphreys Family supplement consists of "abstracts of wills and 
memoranda concerning the English Humphreys, collected from the public, civil 
and ecclesiastical record offices of Great Britain.** As an appendix to one of 
the superior American genealogies, whose value is annually increasing, it will 
be recognized as exhibiting qualities similar to those of that work. Its elabo- 
rateness is obvious on every page. Besides the extracts from the English rec- 
ords, it contains the Revolutionary services of the Humphreys, also an Orange 
County (N. Y.) Humphrey family, and an obituary of Hon. James M. Mont- 
gomery, of Buffalo, N. Y. An index and portrait of Dr. Frederick Humphreys 
complete the work. 

The Stackpole History and Genealogy, after sections giving accounts of the 
Irish Stackpoles, the Coat of Arms, the Clare County Stackpoles, James Stack- 
pole, tbe emigrant — found at Dover, N. H., in 1680 — and Lieut. John Stack- 
pole of Biddeford, presents on page 69 a summing np of the first three genera- 
ions of tbe Stackpoles in America. The remaining chapters exhibit the dif- 
ferent branches of the family, viz., the descendants of Lieut. Samuel, Joshua 
Jr., Charles, Ebenezer, Otis, Tobias, James of Thomaston, Me., William of 
Bonton, John of Durham, Me., Absalom, Stephen, Capt. James of Waterville, 
Me., Andrew of Biddeford, Joseph of Augusta, and the Stackpoles of Pennsyl- 
vania. Unclassified Stackpoles, the Military Record, the College Alumni, and 
tbe First Reunion — at Rollinsford, N. H., — are the topics of the concluding 
chapters. An index, in two parts and of the most serviceable method, com- 
pletes the volume. The illustrations are tine, those representinjr the seats of 
the transatlantic Stackpoles being very picturesque; twenty portraits are in- 
cluded in the list of embellishments. The binding and print are both com- 

Mr. Frank Montgomery has, in the Montgomery and Somerville families, 
condensed the manuscript history of these families, prepared by the Rev. W. G. 
Montgomery, now deceased, adding to it coUi^ctions made by himself and 
others, and thus forming a l)ook which will be of material assistance in 
tracing the ancestry of the names on the title-page, and which, furthermore, 
bj the blank leaves provided, olTers anyone who can the opportunity of increas- 
ing the amount of genealogical records necessary to the completion of the 
various lines. The volume is well printed and illustrated with portraits. There 
is no index. 

The prolonged search of the Hartford records and those of the Colony of 
Connecticut for the data embodied in the Olcott Family is plainly evinced in 
the style of the work resulting: therefrom. The branches undertaken are treated 
with lavish detail, the authenticity of the statements being guaranteed hy most 
copious references. The thoroughness displayed in the compilation is also car- 
ried into the index, an addition as indispensable to all works like this as is a 
directory to a city. A tabular Olcott Pedigree still further increases the use- 
fulness of the volume. 

The Goldthwaite Genealogy relates to the descendants of Thomas Gold- 
thwaite, who was the ancestor of all the Goldthwaites in America. As a result 
of fifteen years' labor the author has collected the names of two thousand and 
six hundred Goldthwaites, bringing the records of the family down to the tenth 
generation, from Thomas of Salem. The Illustrations comprise views of 
rwidences in England, and portraits of old-timo members of the race to whom, 
for various reasons, was accorded especial esteem. The appendix contains two 
documents of importance, the Goldthwaite Record left by John Goldthwaite of 
Dtnvers, bom in 1771, and the account of the Boston family given by Miss 
Hannah Goldthwaite Gowcn, born in 1774. The binding is neat and substantial, 


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the prhit clear and of ^ooi\ size, and the paper of corresponding «|aalH}% Two 
Indexes, the first of Ooldthwaittfs, the secoQcl of other iiamcst should be men- 
tioned with particular coraineudalion. 

The greatly rejjretted decease of the compiler of tlie Sargent Record, before 
the completion of his work, has not prevented ttie tinbhin^ of a volnme con- 
taining the records of ahont Ave thousand and three hundred persons, and show- 
ing the patience and skill lR*stowe(l on tli« trisk to wldch the author sacrificed 
his life. The scope of the ffenealofjy is Indicated in the title. A markeil ex- 
celleuce is an index flllin^ sixty- four paj^es. The book is illnstrated with por- 
traits. Thanks are due to the Caledonian Company for securinir the completion 
of a valua!>lo production, and present! njj it in such form to the public. 

The Graze brook Pedigree relates to this family since their settlement at Shen- 
»ton, Co. StafTord, Enn:land, in 1204* and, containing as it does snillcient prooU 
for every generation, aims at inciting others wiio have a pedlg-ree to prove it 
step by step from records, Instead of refciTlnfr lo documents which generally 
enpplyno references now of service. The conihlninff of the fragments scattered 
through the periodical lu which they first appeared is a most happy Idea, and, 
amoucr otiier objects attained, will iitiract tite attention of the Bewails who are 
descendants of Meury Scwall and Margaret Grcysbrooke, 

The beautifully printed Samncl Williams Genealogy, very largely derived from 
the coUeetlons of Benjamin F. Wlllliims, of Grafton, will afford pleasnrc to the 
descendants of the Grafton pioneer, and also furnish records serviceable to the 
genealogist. Samuel Wiliiams was the Itfth in descent from lllchard WiUiama 
of Taunton. 

The reprint of the 8herman Wills will render these important docnraenta more 
accessible to those interested lu them. 

Rev. Mr. Hicks has conferred a favor on the public by consenting to print In 
BO handsome a form his very interesting paper on Ralph Wheelock, great-jif rand- 
father of the first president of Dartmouth College, and afHrmed by amply sup- 
ported tradition to have taught the flrst free schwil In Massachusetts. Mr. 
llicks's enthusiastic admiration of the Pnrltan miuister^ — for such he was in 
England — schoolmaster and public spirited citizen has produced an eminently 
readable sketclj. The genealoi^lcal additions hy Mr. Wheelock consist of facts 
of special Importance to those of the Wheeiock name, and admirably complete 
the contents of a Ixiok whose exterior is In every way line. 

The Edward Antill whom Mr. Nelson commemorates was a merchant of New 
York city in the seventeentli century, and the sketch of his career, tliou^h that 
of a private citizen, is instructive by its portrayal of life In that town two cen- 
turies ai?o. The descendants of the merchant who are particularly noticed a to 
Edward AntilK 2d. of Piscitaway, New Jersey, Lieut.-Coi. Eduard Autill. Ihl, 
of Quebec and Montreal, Dr. Lewis Autill of Perth Amboy, and Maj. John Antill 
of New York. The pamphlet is pleasant reading as a narrative, apart from Its 
genealogical details^ and copious references Bubstantiate the facts presented. 

By Fndenc WiUard Farke. 

SisimT/ €f the Hamlin Familih ii^Hh Genpaloffks of Early SHlhrs of the Nrtmt in 
Americat 1629-1894, By II. FuaxivLIN Andrews, Attorney at Law. Exira, 
Iowa: George W. Guernsey. 181H. 8vo. Part l., pp. 131. Price, ^2. 

Genealoifif of Di'. Francis Joseph Pfeij^er of Phiiadelphia, Fentmi/lvania^ aud his 
Dcweudtitds, 1734-1$99* By Edwin Jaqukth Seixkjis. Phliadeipbla. 
181HJ. Royal 8 vo. pp. 67. 

Biographfj of Dearon James A!kn. By Hiuam Knight. With Oentnlogtcal 
Mrgiitter and Tf»limfmial8. Worcester^ Mass. : Printed by Charles ifamlUod* 
180y. Royal 8vo. pp. 67. 

Mine Gtnealofjij mid History of the DescemhmiK of Tlwmfis Hinf of Mil ford. 
Conn., 1639. Compiled by Hon. RtinKMx (\ Hink, Judjje of the Municipal 
Court. St. Panl, Minn. [St. Faul, Minn. IBS)5.] Sm. 8vo. (8 in. by 6 Id.) 
pp. 239. 

Proceedings of the John Bean (1060) Auociation ai its Annual Ee~union at 
Mnnchfst^r^ N. H, Ajigusl 31^ 1898, wiih a Bean Genealogy by Hon. JosiaH 
H. Drujilmond. 8vo. pp. 96. 

Farrington Menwrial, A Sketch of the Ancestors and DeacendanlB of Dta. John 
Farringion^ a native of Wreniham, Mass, To lohich is appended the Genealoffy 

1900.] Booh NoticeB. 127 

itfhU wife, Cynthia Hawes, 1899. Published by the Committee. [Portland, 
Maine : Press of Sonthworth Bros.] 8vo. pp. 64. 

Addenda. Ndf-N(iff History regarding the Origin and Meaning of the Name of 
Neff. Together with Bevolutionary Records, Compiled by Elizabeth Clif- 
ford Neff, compiler of the Naf-Neff History. Published and For Sale by 
the Author. Cleveland, Ohio. 1899. Pp. 36. 

Descendants of Elisha Ware of Wrentham, Mass,, to Jan. 1st, 1896. [By F. W. 
Mann of Milford, Mass.] 

Marvin BecJncith and his wife Abigail Clark. Their Colonial Ancestors and their 
Descendants. Elkhorn, Wisconsin. 1899. Nob. 1, 2. 8vo. pp. 88; 65. 

Beckwilh of Yorkshire. BBo. pp. 8. A reprint from the preceding work of 
pages 5 to 12. 

The Crosby Family of New York. By Ernest Howard Crosby. Sm. 4to, pp. 
24. III. 

The Bennett, Bently and Beers Families. 1899. [By S. B. Bennett of Pittston, 
Pa.] 8vo. pp. 60. 

A Collection of Family Records from Bartholomew Botsford and Winston lines of 
Genealogy, as the Compiler [Sarah Annis Winston Pond] received her Name 
from these families. The individuals are 1 Sarah Bartholomew, 2 Annis Botts- 
ford Winston, 3 Alanson Winston. Hartford Press : The Case, Lockwood & 
Brainard Company. 1899. Sm. 4to. (8 in. by 6 in.) pp. 60. The address of 
the compiler is Mrs. J. Alanson Pond, Edgwood, Conn. 

Proceedings of the Historical Association of New England Coz Families, No. 1. 
1899. 8vo. pp. 8. 

New England Coz Families. Svo. 1899. [No. 1, pp. 8. No. 2, pp. 9—16. No. S. 
pp. 17—24. 

A Contribution to the Genealogy of the Merrill Family in America, being a partic- 
ular record of the Ancestry of Hamilton Wilcox Merrill. By his son Frederick 
J. H. Merrill. Albany: Printed privately for the writer and for his 
friends. 1899. 8vo- pp. 20. 

Thf Poor-Poore Family Gathering at Lawrence, Mass., Sept. 6, 1893. Salem: 
Printed by Newcomb & Gauss. Svo. pp. 44. 

The Smnf! Genealagy, 8vo. pp. 18. 

Simon and Joan (Clarke) Stone of Watertown, Mass., and three generations of 
their Descendants. By David H. Brown. Stone Family Association. Boston, 8vo. pp. 8. 

Specimen of the Register Plan for arranging Genealogies. No. 4. Deacon Simon 
Stone, etc. 

Barker Pedigree. By Jamks Atkins Noyes, Ph.B., A.M. (Cambridge, Mass.). 
Boston : Printed by David Clapp & Son. 8vo. pp. 8. 

Hills Family Genealogical Association. Incorporated July 6, 1894. Fifth An- 
nual Report of the Directors. 1899. 8vo. pp. 15. 

John Fuller of Ipswich, Mass., 1634. By Edward F. Evkrktt, A.M. 1899. 
pp. 7. 

Hon. Bulkley Edwards, Cromwell, Middlesex County, March 14th, 1891. Com- 
piled by Mahgakkte K. (Savage) Uilky. Cromwell, Conn. 8vo. pp. 12. 

Genealogy of the Fuller Families descending from Robert Fuller of Salem and 
Rthofjoth,' Mass., 1638, 1898. 12mo. pp. 50. 

Genealogical i Chart. Barnwell of South Carolina. Compiled bv Barxwkll 
Rhktt ilEYWARD, A.B., LL.B*. Albany, N. Y. 1898. Broadside. Tabular 
IVdigrce, 32 in. by 41 in. 

Chamberlain Association of America. Report of Meetings for Organization and 
o/ the First General Meeting, together with the President's Address and a List 
of Members. Boston. 1898. i2mo. pp. 28. General Meeting, Aug., 1899. 
12mo. pp. 03. 

Otnstitution and By-Laws of the Chamberlain Association. Adopted September 
3, 1898. 12mo. pp. 8. 

The Cochran-Inglis Family of Halifax. By Rev. Arthur Wentwortii Hamil- 
ton Eaton, B.A. Halifax, N. S. : C. H. Buggies & Co. 1899. Pp. 18. 


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Sa\eyet8 in America ; or n History of the Immigrant SatmferSs By Amory Cajitkr. 

Worcester : Press of Edwaixl H. Fbk^. 1»83, 8vd. pp. 120. 
Thomas Cnrtis, Wt^lhen^jieldt CoutiecticuL Compiled by CirAKLKa B. Curtis. 

No, a East Fifty-Fourth Struct, New York City, N. Y. Broadtikle. Tabular 

Pedigree, 23 Id* by 8i \n* 

Tbia Is iDteiTtied to be one of a series of volomea of Hamlin geoealoiery* It 
traces tbe debcendants of James^ Hamblen of Barnstable, 1630, as far aa U»c 
fifth genenitioii. A uuraber of early wIHb are glveo iu full. It is well arranged 
and fully annotated, but lacks an uidejc, 

A most attractive volumet gHin«f the descendants of Br. Francis Jo«opli 
Pfeltfer, He was born In Germany* 1734, and settled io Philadelphia before 1756. 
As he had but one sou who grew to fiinnhood, most of the vohime is> devoted to 
dewcendanttt of Ids dan^bters. The book im well written with interej4t!ng de- 
talU substaotiated by records, and shows evidence of careful researeli. 

This is a well written account of the life of Deacon James Allen, who wai 
born in Uakham, Mas**., 2 July, 1722. It pives not only an interesting narra- 
tive of the life of this worthy man, but luchlen tally presents many delinite factd 
Iti regard to hi8 native town, m, for instance, the tax lint for 1837. Appended 
U a genealogical regl.Hter giving tbe descent of Deacon Allen, from Rev. Samuel 
Allen of Braiutree, 1632, 

The Hine genealogy U intended to be merely preliminary to a more complete 
history w hicii the writer hopes to issue. It foLlowa the detocendants of Thomaa 
Hine, wiio settled In Milf*jrd in 1040, to the ninth generation, taking mos>t 
thtTronghly those branches of the family which remained in Connecilcnt. It is 
well arranj^ed and lias a good Irjdex. Particularly to be commended In the care- 
ful way in which definite references to autbonlies are given. 

Tids pamptilet is more valuable than most of its kind, because St containa ac- 
connts of the first two generations of the Bean family, &opplementetl bj 
abstract** of early deed.s and wills. John Bean, the immij;mnt, i» aaid to be of 
Scotch descent, and to have settled in Exeter, N. II., about IGCO. 

This Is a revised edition of the Farrington memorial, publislied in 1880, It 
is well Illustrated with lialf-tone pictures of the children of Deacon John Far- 
rlngton and their homes. The description of tbe coat of arms appearing!: in the 
former edition lias ijeeu wisely omitted, as the right of this Farringtoo famUf 
to ehiim it ha.'s m»t yet been c^tublisiied. 

This little pamphlet, in substantial and verj attractive form, preaents evi- 
dences of the revolutionary records of Captida Rudolph Neff, Ensign Aaron 
Scout, and Major Thomas Smyth, Jr. It forms a valuable supplement to tbe 
Naf-Nefl* History. 

This is in tiie form of two charts, enclosed in a neat cloth binding. Chart A 
gives the tlrst four generations of the descendants of Robert Ware, compiled 
from Tlie Descendnnts of Roiiert Ware of Dcdham. by Miss Emma F. Ware. 
Chart B gives Ave more generations in the line of Eilsha Ware. In a separate 
list are given dates of birtlis and deatlis. The volume Is embellished by illus- 
trations of the Elisha Ware homestead, a reproduction of a deed by Elisha 
Ware to hb son-in-law, Josiah Ware, and facsimiles of Ware sii?nature». It 
alejo has aii Interesting map of a part of tlie Old North Parii^h of Wrentbam, 
with Bites of Ware homes marked. It is arranged In a unique attractive form, 
and is more easily preserved than many charts. 

The tvso piimphlets before us, intended to l>e the beginnings of a series of 
aimilar pamphhts, liave laid a good foundation for a satisfactory Beckwith 
getiealogy. The ilrst uumiier gives some of the descendants of Matthew Beck- 
with (liartfttrd, Conn., lt>4i>), together with accounts of allied families. The 
second numi>er Is supplementary, discussing doutitfui points and giving liaea 
omitted in the tlrst. Tlie conservative altitude adopted toward traditional and 
unproved pedigree or incident is worthy of hearty commendation. The matter 
in each numher is made accessible by a good index. 

In pamphlet form, adorned wStlj pliotogravures of William Bedlow Crosby 
and of Harriet Ashton Clarksou/iiis wife, with whose ancestry and descendanta 
it dejds, this reprint from the New York Genealogical and Biographical Recoixl 
for Uct«l>er, ISUS, January. April and July» \md, is well wortliy of being 
perused and prcserveth 

These suggestive sketches of the fnmiliea of Bennett, Beers and Bentley are 
full of iQleresllog data which invite further research. The Bennett line bcglua 


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with Edward Bennett, who settled In Weymouth about 1736; the Bentley line 
with William Bentley, who was in Kin^ipstown, R. I., before 1679; the Beers 
fine with James Beer», whose son Anthony settled at Watertown In 1649. 

A collection of genealogical data of portions of three families from which 
the compiler received her name. The Winston line Is most complete, tracing 
back to John Winston, who settled In New Haven about 1647. Some of the 
descendants of Jacob Baitholomew (b. 1737, d. 1805, Bristol, Ct.)t are given, 
and a few of the descendants of Theophilus Botsford (b. 1758, d. 1841). 

At its second reunion in 1898 the Cox family mustered one hundred and thirty- 
eight members. That the interest In the association is well sustained is shown 
by the issue of the two pamphlets now before us, on the early Cox families of 
New England. They continue the genealogy begun in the pamphlet issued in 
1898, and discuss mainly the early Coxes in Maine. For a search in England 
for the ancestry of William Cox of Pemaquid fifty dollars have already been 
contributed by members of the family. 

An account of some of the descendants of Nathaniel Merrill of Newbury, 
through his son John Merrill of Hartford, Connecticut, is accompanied by two 
charts. It is well arranged and printed on good paper. We may hope for 
more complete results of the author's further investigations. 

The reports of the reunions in 1893 and in 1896 of the Poor-Poore family give 
evidence of a sustained interest in the association and in the purpose to have as 
complete a genealogy of the descendants of immigrants Samuel and Daniel as 
has already been made of John Poor. 

A reprint with some additions from the Snow genealogy in the Register 
gives the descendants for three generations of Nicholas Snow, who came in the 
Ann in 1623, and settled In Eastham in 1645. 

This reprint from the Rboistek for July, 1899, is a careful treatise, the scope 
of which is sufficiently shown by the title. 

The specimen of the Register Plan is accompanied by a description of the 
plan used in arranging genealogies for publication in the Register. The plan 
was devised in 1869 by Col. Albert H. Hoyt, then editor of the Register. It 
has been in use thirty years, and has been approved by the best genealogists. 
It has been described in the Register for January, 1870, in connection with the 
Sherman family; in July, 1883 (Dean family), in July, 189G (Perkins family), 
and again in October, 1890, with the Stone family as an example. This last is 
now reprinted in pamphlet form. 

This pedigree, giving one line of descendants of Robert Barker of Plymouth 
and Marshfleld, is reprinted from the Register for October, 1899. The long 
list of authorities cited seems to indicate that no pains have been spared to 
make the pedigree complete and accurate. 

The fifth annual report of the directors of this association states that in pos- 
session of the director who has it in charge are more than three thousand 
names traced to their anccstoi*s — William Hills, immigrant of 1632, Joseph 
Hills, Immigrant of 1638, and the sons of John Hills, who came from Ashford- 
In-Old to Boston in New England, 1 794-1800. The report contains an interest- 
iDg discussion of the early generations of the Joseph Hills line. 

An account of John Fuller and his descendants to the third generation, 
^tbered mainly from the town and church records of Ipswich and the pro- 
bate records of Essex County, appeared In the Register for July, 1899. It is 
here reprinted in pamphlet form. 

The ancestry of Hon. Bnlkeley Edwards is here traced to David Edwards, 
who married in 1700 Mary Churchill of Wethersfleld, Conn. A brief synopsis 
of his ancestry on the maternal Bulkeley line is given, running back to Robert 
Bolkeley, 1199. 

This interesting little memorial traces the descendants of Benjamin (bom 
tboQt 1657 in Salem), youngest son of Robert Fuller of Salem, IGSC, through 
the fourth generation, and in some linos as far as the eighth generation. It has 
1 complete index of the Fuller and other names. In the case of tiie Fuller 
names the year of birth is given in the index. The author apparently Intends 
to issue later accounts of the descendants of the other sons of Robert Fuller, 
namely, Jonathan, John and Samuel. 

An interesting chart, giving six generations of descendants of John Barn- 
Well, who came to Carolina from Dublin in 1701. It is well arranged and well 
prtnted. The addition of more definite dates would greatly increase its value. 


Seceni Publications* 


The Chamberlain Association was orgaot^ecl In 1397. It h&s Issoed In these 
two pamphlets reports of all its mectlugs, IncUiding the second anniittl one held 
in August, 1899. The membership now numbers nearly one hundred and flfty. 

An Recount of some of the noted descendants af Hon. Thomas Cochran, who 
with Ids father Joseph and brothertJ Jnmes and William came from the nortli 
of Ireland about 1761, and settled In Halifax, Kova Scotia. The facts are said 
to be derived chiefly from pnrisli registers, bio|jrftphical dictionaries, British 
Army Lists and tombstones. It is written in a precise and entertnining style* 

While tradition is called upon to fumlsU more than would be desired for aa 
accurate hlstoryt yet many valuable facts are ^ven in this account of the Saw- 
yer family. It deals mainly with the descendants of Thomas Sawyer, who 
settled in Lancaster in KHS. The lack of an index is to be regretted. 

Six generations of the descendants of Tlioraas Curtis are givesa in this little 
chart. It ig well arranged and printed on good paper. 

Bji Ruth Wood Boaffj A.B.t of Boston, 



•July 15 to December 1» 1&99. 


Prepared by Benjamin Davis pETflEn. 
Puhlication* teritttn ortdited by memher* ofth^ SociHy, 

The bleolt Family of Hartford, Connecticot> in the line of Eunice (Olcott) 
Goodwin, 1B39-1807. Compiled by Frank Famsworth Starr for James J. Good- 
win. Hartford, Conn. 1811!!. 8vo. pp. 84, 

Proceedings of the John Bean (1660) Association al its Annual Reunion at 
Manchester, N. H., Auffust 31, 181>8. [Including a Bean Genealogy prepared by 
Hcni. Jot^lah H. Drnrnniond.] 8vo. pp* [>f>. 

John Ftiller of Ipswich, Mass., itW4. By Edward F. Everett, A.M., of 
Cauibridtrc, Ma^s, [Reprinted from the New-England Historical and Genea- 
logical Kfgister for July, 181)11.] 8vo. pp. 7. 

Shnon and Joan (Clarke) Stone of Watertown, Mass., and three Generations 
of their Deacendants, By David H. Brown, A.B. [Reprinted from the New- 
England Historical and Genealogical Hegi^iter for July, 1899.} 8vo. pp. 8. 
Local tlistori/. 

Proceedings in observance of The One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of 
the orfranizatbm of The First Clmrch In Lincoln, Masf^achu setts, August 21 and 
September 4. 18D8. Cambridge. 1890, 8vo. pp. 102. 

The First BohLou Imprint. By Dr. Samuel A. Green, LL.D. [Reprinted from 
the Massaehusetls Historical Society Proceediogs, 1899.] Boston. 1899. 8ro, 
pp. 8. 

The Story of the Old White Meeting House in Whiting, Vt. By Rev. Ed win 
Sawyer Walker, A.M. Chicago. 1899. 8vo. pp.22. 

The early records of the Town of Dedham, Mass., 1672-1706. A complete 
transcript of the town meeting and selectmen's records* contained m book Uveof 
the general records of the town, being volume live of the printed records of the 
town. By Don Glea.Hon Hill. Dedham. 1899, 8vo. pp/416. 

An Eccies-iasllcal Counell held at Groton. Massacbusettf*, April 15, 1712, By 
Dr. Samuel A. Green, LL.D. [Reprinted from the Proceedings of tiie Maasa- 
chu^etl.H Historical Society for 1899. Boston. 1899.] Svo. pp. 4. 

Blogrjiphical Sketch of Rev. Luther Farnham., A.M. By .Tohu Ward Bean, 
A.M. [Ueprkiteil from the Nevv-Kngland Historical and Genealogical Register 
for Oct., 1898.] 8vo. pp. 4. 

A Brief Sketch of Georsje F. Bemla of Lincoln, Massachusettsi. Bein^an Ex- 
tract from the Sermon of Rev. Edward G. Porter at the One Hundred and 
Flftlntli Anniversary of the Lincoln Church, Cambridge, 1899. 8vo. pp. 7. 

• This list dou8 not includo publieatioas which are elsewhere noticcdi unless written 
by a member. 


Recent Publications. 131 

A Sermon commemorative of one hundred and fifty years of The First Church 
in Lincoln, Massachusetts, delivered September 4, 1898. Containing biographical 
sketches of the pastors and some of the citizens of the town. By Rev. Edward 
G. Porter. Reprinted from the proceedings. Cambridge. 1899. 8vo. pp. 48. 

Lt. Col. Otho Hamilton of Ollvestob, Lieutenant-Governor of Placentla, Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel In the army, major of the 40th regiment of foot« member of the 
Nova Scotia Council from 1731 to 1744. His sons, Captain John and Lieutenant- 
Colonel Otho Hamilton 2d, and his grandson, Sir Ralph Hamilton, Kt. By Rev. 
Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, B.A. Halifax, N. S. 1899. 8vo. pp. 22. 

n. Other PubUeatiam. 

Certain additional notes touching upon the subjects of Ignominious Punish- 
ments and of the Massachusetts Currency. By Andrew McFarland Davis. [Re- 
printed from the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society at the semi- 
annual meeting, April 26, 1899.] Worcester. 1899. 8vo. pp. 9. 
LoetU HUtory. 

Ancient Pavings of Pemaquld. By J. H. Cartland. 1899. 8vo. pp. 11. 

The Church at Market Square. Read at a meeting In the Chapel of Markets 
Sqnare Presbyterian Church, German town, Philadelphia, on Thursday Evening, 
November 17, 1898. By Henry S. Dotterer. [Reprinted from the Perklomen 
Region.] Philadelphia. 1899. 8vo. pp. 22. 

Winthrop Church, Boston. Anniversary Exerclses,SMay 29 and 81, 1898. 12mo. 

Count Rumford, a sketch. By Marian Thompson Hosmer. Boston. 1899. 
S2nio. pp. 4. 

Dr. John Frank Pratt. By Charles E. Banks, M.D. [Reprinted from the 
New-England Historical and Genealogical Register, July, 1899.] 8vo. pp. 4. 

In Memory of Julius Dexter. September 23, 1840. October 21, 1898. Cincin- 
nati. 1899. 8vo. pp. 38. 
ColUgt* and SehooU, 

Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. Preliminary List of Students. 1899-1900. 
8vo. pp. 14. 

Catalogue of Groton School, Groton, Mass., 1899-1900. Aver. 1899. Ifimo. 

Acts relating to Lawrence Academy, Groton, Massachusetts, with the By-Laws 
of the Institution. Groton. 1899. 8vo. pp. 13. 

Official Register of the Officers and Cadets of the U. S. Military Academy, 
West Point, N. Y. June, 1899. 12mo. pp. 39. 

Fourth Annual Catalogue of Fairmount College, Wichita, Kansas, for the 
collegiate year, 1898-9, with announcements for the year 1889-1900. Wichita. 
1899. 12mo. pp. 51. 

Exercises at the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Putnam Free 
School, April 12, 1898. Newburyport. 1899. 8vo. pp. 78. 
Societies and Imtitutions. 

The Two Hundred and Fiftieth Annual Record of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Co., Massachusetts, 1896-1897. To which is appended a List of Past 
Commanders and Preachers of Anniversary Sermons. Sermon by Rev. Stephen 
H. Roblin, D.I). 8vo. pp. 228. 

Annual Report of the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, 
1898. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 199. 

By-Laws of St. John's Lodge A. F. and A. M., Boston, Mass. Instituted July 
30, A. L. 5733, at the Bunch of Grapes Tavern, on King (now State) Street, Bos- 
ton. By James W. Allen. Boston. 1809. 12mo. pp. 116. 

Collections of the Old Colony Historical Society, No. 6. Taunton. 1899. 
870. pp. 176. 

Bulletin of Excursions issued by the .sub-committee on excursions and trans- 
portation, of the Committee of Arrangements appointed i)y the Conjrrejrational 
Club for the entertainment of the Second International Conjjrejjational ('ouncll, 
BoNton. 20-28 September. 1899. Boston. 1899. 12mo. pp. 10. 

Ye Piljjrim His Book wherein are written many thyni^s needfuU to be known 
by ye Piljrrim journeyinfj to ye jroodlye towne of Plimouth for ye celebration of 
ye International Congregational Council on Friday ye 29'*» day of September 
(X. S.) A. DM. 1899. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 7. 

Ye Puritan His Book. Wherein are written many thyngs needf ull to be known 


Recent Publicatiomt, 


by ye puritan journey in e to ye paodlye towne of salem for ye celebration of ye 
IntKjrnational consre^ational council, on Saturday ye 23** day of September 
(N. S.) A. Dm. 1893. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 7. 

The Boston Book, containing matter relating to the Second Intern ational 
Congre^tlonal Council, at Boston, Massachosetta, U. 8. A. • • • Boston. 1899. 
12TBO. pp. 232. 

Minutes of tlie Sixty- Second Anniversary of the Sprinirfield Baptist Associa* 
tlon field with the Central Baptist Church, Sprhigileld, Illinois. September 6 and 
7, latHK Sprin.srflelfL 1899. 8vo. pp. 23. 

Transactions of the Massac hu a etts Horticultural Society* for the year 1899* 
Part I. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 129. 

Transactions of the Massachusetts* Horticultural Society for the year 1896. 
Part III. being the list of accessions to the library doring the Tt^ar. Boston, 
1899, Hrcj. 

The Two Hundred and Slxty-First Annual Record of the Ancient and Honor- 
able Artillery Co., Massachusetts, 189H-1899. Sermon by Rev. William IC. Hall, 
D.D. Boston. 1.H99, 8vo. pp. 138. 

Transactional of the Alaljauia lliatoricnl Society, 1897-1898. Edited by Tboraas 
Mc A dory Owen, secretary. Vol- II. Tu**caloosa. 1898. 8vo. pp. 2fH. 

Annual Report of the Ontario Hbtoric^l Society, 1899. Toronto. 1899. 8vo. 
pp. 60. 

Constitution, By-Laws and Rules of the Har^-ard Club of New Tory City, wHb 
theList ofOmcers and MerahcTB. Kew York. 1899. l<5mo, pp. 102. 

Proceeding's of the Masnachusetts Historical Society. Secend Series. VoL 
XI L 1897-1899. Published at the char^jte of the Peahodv Fund. Boston. 
1899. 8vo. pp. 521. 

Dedication of the Foirg Library at South Weymouth, Mass., Sept. 14. 189B* 
8vo. pp. 42. 

Eleventh Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State 
Historical Society, for the period from November I, 189fi, to Noveml^er 1, 1898. 
Topeka. 1898. 8vo. pp. 186. 

The Story of Hie First Meeting Houne built in 1634^6 by the First Chnrcb, 
gathered at Salem, Julv and Augnstt 1^29. Published by the Essex Institute. 
Salem. 1897. l»)mo. pp. 31. 

Transaction No. .'>3. Tiie Hlstaricjil and Scientific Society of Manitoba. 
Manitoba Birds of Prey, and tlie small mam ma Is destroytnl by them. By A. E, 
Atkinson. Winnipeg. ' 18*)9. 8vo. pp. IT*. 

Transaction No. 54. The Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba. 
Historical sketch of the Charitable Instittitlons of Winnipeg. By Mrs*. George 
Bryce. Winnipeg. 1899. 8vo. pp. 31. 

The Historical and Scientlrtc Society of Manitoba. Annual Report for the 
year 1898. Winnipeg. 1899. ftvo. pp. 23. 

Proceedlnirs of the Bunker Hill Monument Association at the Annual Meeting* 
June 17, 1899- Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 4fi. 

Capt. ,T*>hn8on Monlton's Company. Thefirj^t to leave the district of Maine in 
the Hevobition. Read before the Maine Historical Society, Jan. 2(j, 1899. By 
Nathan Gonkl. 8vo. pp. 8. 

Annual Report of Kssex Institute for the year ending May t.^^ 1899, with the 
charter and by-laws of the society. Salem. 1899. 8vo. pp. 60. 

Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, for the years 1896*98* 
Yol. X. Htillfax, N. S. 1899. Svo. pp. B30. 

Report of the Boston Young Men*8 Christinn Union, for the year ending 
March 3!, 1899. Boston. 1899. 12mo. pp. 147. 

Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at its Forty-Slxtb 
Annual Meaning held Decemhi'r 8. 1898, and of the State Historical Convention 
held Februarv 22 and 23, 1899. Pnbllshed hy Authority of Law. Madison. 
189!l. 8ro. pp. 230. 

Annunl lU-pnrt of The Connecticut Historical Society. Reports and Papera 
presi*iited at the Annual Meeting, May 23. 1899. Also a list of oftieers and mem- 
bers and of donations fnr the year. Hartford. 1899. 8vo. pp. 4(1. 

The Register t)f the Lynn Historical Society, Lynn, Massachusetts, f or tbe 
year 1898. Lynn. 1899.' Svo. pp. 60. 

St. John's Day, Monday, June 24, A.L. 5889, A.D. 1889. Dedication of the 
New Masonic Temple of North Star Lculge, No. 8, Lancaster. N. H. Inclndlug 
the address of Bro. Henry O. Kent, Past Master. Boston, 1889. Svo. pp. 113. 




U. S, GifvtmmefU^ StaU tmd iiunieipal Pubiieaiiom. 

Massachasetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolationary War. [Vol. V.] 
Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 969. 

Census of the Ck)mmonwealth of Massachnsetts, 1895. Prepared under the 
direction of Horace G. Wadlin, chief of the Bureau of Statistics of Labor. 
Vol. III. Population and social statistics. Boston. 1899. 8vo. 597. 

Classification and Catalogue of tht? Library of the Massachusetts State Board 
of Agriculture. Prepared by Frederick H. Fowler, B. Sc. Boston. 1899. 
8vo. pp. 125. 

Acts and Resolres passed by the General Court of Massachusetts in the year 
1899. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 902. 

Connecticut State Board of Agriculture. Descriptive Catalogue of Farms in 
Connecticut for Sale. By T. S. Gold. August, 1899. Second Edition. Hart- 
ford. 1899. 8vo. pp. 62. 

The Inter-Generation Period. By Charles H. Chandler. (From the transac- 
Uonfi of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. Vol. XII. pp. 
499-504.) Madison. 1899. 8vo. pp. 5. 


Capt. Samcrl Worthinoton Dbwbt died 
in Philadelphia, June 9, 1899. His 
special distinction is the daring feat 
performed by him in early manhood, 
▼it., the decapitation of the Andrew 
JackM>n figurehead of the Constitution, 
in 1834. lie was the son of Capt Sam- 
uel Madan Dewey, of the 3d U. S. 
Artillery, commandinjjj officer at Fort 
Warren in the war of 1812, and was 
bom at Falmouth, Mas8., Feb. 4, 1807, 
but came when he was three yearsj old, 
with his parents, to Boston, which be- 
came hi.N home. At thirtepn he went 
to se*i, and had commanded several ves- 
sels by the time he renched twenty-eij^ht, 
his age when he performed the famous 
exploit a-sociated with his name. The 
commandant of the Charlestown Navy 
Yard, a supporter of Andrew Jackson, 
had substituted for the allegorical fig- 
urehead of the reconstructed frigate 
Consiiiiition a statue of the President. 
< apt. Dewey, an ardent Whig, felt in 
the fullest measure the indignation of 
bis feUow partisans, and resolved to 
avenge the nisult. Choosing a stormy 
night, he set off in a boat alone, and 
reaching the ship undiscovered, sawed 
off the head of the image after three 
hours' labor, and brought it with him 

Capt. Dewey never again went to sea. 
For twelve years he was a broker in 
New York, and in 1845, having amass- 
ed a moderate fortune, he purchased 
land in North Carolina and devoted his 
attention to mineralogy. His last years 
were spent in Philadelphia. His visits 
to hia boyhood's home, however, were 

regular, and during one of them, in the 
year 1873, he met by appointment at 
the rooms of the New -England Histo- 
ric Genealogical Society, 18 Somerset 
St., Mr. Samuel Adams Drake, the 
author of ** Historic Fields and Man- 
sions of Middlesex.*' Here Capt. Dew- 
ey related to Mr. Drake, in the presence 
of John Ward Dean, the librarian of 
that society, an account of his exploit. 
Mr. Drake preserves a record of the 
interview, in his ♦* Historic Fields and 
Mansions of Middlesex." jmges 41 to 44. 
Capt. Dewey was proud of his re- 
lationship to Admiral Dewey. The 
Captain's grandfather was brother to 
the Admiral's great-grandfather. Their 
common ancestor was Simeon Dewey, 
of Lebanon, Conn., bom May 1, 1718. 
The descent of the Admiral is : Simeon, 
William, Simeon, Julius Yemans, 
George. The Captain's descent is : Si- 
meon. iJenoni, Samuel Madan, Samuel 
Worthington. Capt. Dewey was never 
married. — By Frederic Wilidrd Farke. 

John Edward Gardner, Esq^ of Exeter, 
N. H., died in that town, Monday morn- 
ing, August '21, 189;^, aged 64. He was 
the head of the oldest mercantile house 
in Exeter, and his length of service as 
a business man there was one of the 
longest. He was born at Exeter, Janu- 
ary 13, l83o, and was graduated at 
Harvard College in 1856. The death 
of his father in 1857 recalled him from 
Chicago, whither he had gone with the 
intention of there beginning a mercan- 
tile career, to Exeter, where, as the only 
surviving son, he inherited the business 




e^tabliflhed by his great grandfather in 
1770, with which the great grandson 
was connected more than forty-two 

Mr. Gardner serred eight terms as 
treasurer of his native town, and was 
moderator from 1893 till the time of his 
death. He was appointed by Governor 
Busiel a member of the police com- 
mission in 1895 for four years, and re- 
appointed by Governor Rollins for the 
full term of six years. 

Of semi-public trusts many had been 
accepted by him. He was a trustee of 
Robinson Seminary for six years, and 
for nineteen years its treasurer, as also 
treasurer of the Academy for six years ; 
he was besides director of the National 
Granite State Bank, and likewise of the 
Exeter Banking Company. Every office 
of the First parish has been filled by 

Mr. Gardner married, January 13, 
1875, Miss Mirian S. Nightingale, of 
Boston, who survives him, together 
with three sons. 

Unaffected, genial, liberal, of well- 
trained and many-sided abilities, he 
has left vacant a place which Exeter 
with difficulty will fill.— S^ Exeter New- 
LeUer, Aug, 25, 1899. 

Mrs. Elvira Abmenius ^Wright) Wil- 
liams, widow of Hinckley Williams of 
Goshen, Mass., died Nov. 3, 1899, while 
on a viftit to her son-in-law, Lucius M. 
Boltwood, in Grand Rapids, Mich. She 
was born in Pownal, Vt., July 19, 1808, 
the eleventh, youngest, and last surviv- 
ing child of Hon. Solomon and Eunice 
(Jewett) Wright of that town. Her 
father, Solomon Wright, was a very 
prominent man in his county and state, 
representing it in the legislature eight 
years, was judge of the county court 
three years, and judge of the probate 
court. Of Judge Wright, Gov. Hiland 
Hall of Bennington, an intimate friend, 
says in the Vermont Historical Magazine^ 
** He was gifted with a sound judgment 
and fine natural abilities. He often 
appeared as an advocate before referees 
and auditors, and in justices* courts, 
displaying great skill both in manage- 
ment and argument, and sometimes 
rising to a surpassing eloquence." She 
came through a long line of Northamp- 
ton ancestors. Her descent from Dea. 
Samuel Wright runs through Samuel 
Jr., Joseph and Samuel. In the mater- 
nal line she was descended from the 
Lymans, Sheldons, Kings, and Bolt- 
woods, all prominent families in Hamp- 
shire county. She was a second cousin 
of the illustrious Gov. Silas Wright of 

New York, who was bom in Amherst, 
Mass., May 24, 1795. Samuel Wright, 
grandfather of Governor Wright, and 
his brother Charles, grandfather of Mrs. 
Williams, about 1742, settled on con- 
tiguous farms about four miles north 
of the centre of Amherst. There Samuel 
continued to reside until his death, 
while Charles, about 1762, removed to 
Pownal, Vt., where he died Dec. 23, 
1793, at the age of 74 vears. His wife 
was Ruth, eldest daughter of Solomon 
and Mary rPantry, born Norton) Bolt- 
wood, to whom he was married by Rev, 
Dnvid Parsons on the 19th of October, 

The early education of Mrs. Williams 
was obtained at the schools of Pownal 
and at the academy in Bennington, Vt., 
and she was for a short time a teacher 
in her native town. January 9, 1833, 
she married Hinckley, son of John and 
Mercy (Weeks) Williams of Goshen, 
and came with him to the house in 
which he was bom, where, with occa- 
sional short absences, they spent the 
fifty- five years of their loving, trusting, 
and happy married life. There are a 
few now living who recall the charming 
personality ot this beautiful young bride 
when she came to Goshen. She entered 
at once into the business life of her 
husband, and was his able assistant 
in the store and post office, so that she 
was well kno\%'n to all the people in 
Goshen and the surrounding towns, 
and was a favorite with them. Her own 
mind being of a superior cast, she not 
only embraced every opportunity to 
improve herself by reading, but endea- 
vored to arouse a like enthusiasm in 
others, and counted nothing too great a 
sacrifice that her own children and 
others mitrht receive a good education. 
She delighted in making her home 
beautiful and Attractive, a home of hospi- 
tality and kindness. Here her industry, 
frugality and good judgment were pro- 
verbial, and she was a pattern in all 
womanly and housewifely virtues. 

Her presence was reserved and retir- 
ing, yet commanding, and her will was 
law to those who loved her. The motto, 
«' Great is the gift of silence," was hers, 
therefore she was " swift to hear, slow 
to speak, slow to wrath," and she is not 
known to have ever had an enemy. 

Her last days, spent with her entire 
family in the home of her devoted and 
ministering children, grandchildren and 
great-grandchildren, were days of hap- 
piness and rest. The grace of her pre- 
sence was a pleasure to everyone whom 
she met, and the house she has left 
seems, by her loss, deprived of its crown 
of glory. 





APRIL, 1900. 


By William Herrick Griffitu, Esq., of Albany, N. Y. 

Br the passing from earth of George Rogers Howell, M.A.,. 
Arcliivist of the State of New York, who died at Albany, N. Y., 
April 5, 1899, the world of history, liteniture and genealogy 
mourns the loss of an author of note, the city of Albany a repre- 
sentative and public spirited citizen, and the State a trusted and 
valueil official. 

Born at Southampton, Long Island, the home of liis honored an- 
cestors for generations, on June 15, 1833, the history, annals and 
welfare of the place were to him, all through liis life, matters of 
deep and lasting interest, taking, as he did, an honest pride in the 
fact that his ancestor, PMward Ilowell, left ilarsh (libbon, Bucking- 
hamshire, England, came to America in 1G39, and after obtaining 
a grant of six hundred acres near Lynn, Mass., became the leader 
of tbose sturdy colonists who made tlie first English settlement in 
the State of New York, at Southampton, about June 15, 1(540. 
That Edward Howell must have been a man of good family in the 
land of his birth, would appear from the fact that we find record of 
liie using arms to which he was entitled, which same armorial blazon 
can yet be seen carven upon the old gravestone in the Southampton 
cemetery, erected to the memory of his son, ]Major John Howell, 
who died in 10911, as well as upon many other Ilowell gravestones 
in the same cemetery. This device, the arms of the Ilowell l)ranch 
to which Mr. Howell belonged, is described : Gules, three towers 

VOL. LIV. 10 

136 Oeorge Rogers Howell. [April, 

triple towered, argent. Crest : Out of a ducal crown or, a rose 
argent stalked and leaved vert, between two wings, indorsed of the 

Mr. Howell was the eldest son of Charles Howell, bom Sept. 9, 
1801, died Dec. 8, 1888, and Mary Rogers (daughter of Capt. 
Matthew and Ruth (Sayre) Rogers), bom Aug. 26, 1806, died 
Aug. 1, 1867. The Rogers, Sayre and Howell families were re- 
presentative ones of Suffolk County then, as they are today, and 
Charles Howell was a man highly respected and well known in 

Charles was the son of Capt. Oliver Howell of Southampton, 
Long Island, b. 1764, d. 1805 (m. 1792 Mehetable, dau. of 
Stephen Rogers), captain N. Y. militia; son of Zebulon of South- 
ampton, b. 1721, d. 1811 (m. Joanna, dau. of John and Joanna 
Howell) ; son of Zebulon of Southampton, b. 1694, d. 1761 (m. 
Amy, dau. of Samuel Butler) ; son of Joseph of Southampton, b. 
1651, d. 1734 (m. Lydia Stocking of Connecticut) ; son of Edward 
of Southampton, b. in England in 1626, d. 1699 (m. 1st. Mary, 
dau. of Rev. Robert Fordham ; 2d, Mary, dau. of Richard Bryan 
of Milford) ; son of Edward of Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, 
England, bapt. 22 July, 1584, d. 1655, came to America 1639 
(m. Frances , b. d. July 2, 1630) ; son of Henry of Eng- 
land, who died there July 7, 1586 ; son of William Howell of We- 
don, County of Bucks, England, who died 1557 (m. Anne Hamp- 

Mr. Howell commenced his education in the district school, en- 
tering next the Academy at Southampton. He early in life mani- 
fested a strong love for books, and after due preparation at the 
Academy entered the Sophomore class of Yale College, which was 
then under the presidency of Theodore D. Woolsey, D.D., assisted 
by Professors Silliman, Olmsted and Hadley. He entered college 
in 1851 at the age of eighteen, graduating in 1854. After gradu- 
ation he spent several years in teaching in academies, continuing in 
private, however, those studies most congenial to him, especially the 
sciences and languages. Having in the spring of 1861 decided to fit 
himself for the Christian ministry, Mr. Howell entered in the month of 
September of that year the Princeton Theological Seminary, from 
which he graduated, and immediately devoted himself to ministerial 
work as stated supply of the Presbyterian Church at Moscow, Living- 

1900.] George Rogers Howell. 137 

8ton Co., N. Y. About this time an event occurred which turned the 
whole course of his future career and caused him to finally choose a 
literary life. As we have said before, anything pertaining to South- 
ampton or Suffolk County and its interests gained the enthusiastic 
attention of Mr. Howell. While engaged in study and later, in the 
midst of his ministerial duties, yet he was a constant contributor to 
the newspapers and periodicals of Long Island, so that when, in 
1865, the 225th anniversary of the settlement of Southampton was 
to be celebrated, it was but a natural thing for Southampton to 
select !Mr. Howell to deliver the historical address, which was so 
well received that in 1866 it was printed under the title of "The 
Early History of Southampton, Long Island, with Genealogies," 
X. Y., 1866. A second edition of this work was demanded in 1887, 
and the books were all spoken for before the publishers could deliver 
them. When this work was commenced by the author, no history 
of the ancient town had ever been written except a brief mention in 
Thompson's ^ Long Island," and there existed nothing concerning 
the past except a roll of loose leaves, once a hook, which no town 
clerk for generations had been able to read, and which after a long 
period of study and careful research was deciphered and made plain 
by Mr. Howell. He also published about this time a "Genealogy 
of the Parsons Family." 

In 18G5 the fame of Mr. Howell as a student and a scholar was 
known in the West, and he was offered the presidency of a college 
in Iowa, but his engagements compelled him to decline. He taught 
at Pottstown, Pa., in 1867 ; was principal of boys' scliool at South- 
ampton in 1869, and at Lakeville, Ct., in 1870 and 1871. In 
1872, at the suggestion of Dr. S. B. Woolworth, he was asked, on 
account of his skill and linguistic abilities, to accept the position 
of Assistant Librarian of the New York State Library at Albany. 
During the illness and upon the death of Dr. Homes, the duties of 
acting librarian, as well as assistant, fell to Mr. Howell, and he 
made himself invaluable. His peculiar abilities here found full scope 
for action, possessing as he did natural talent in cataloguing and 
arrangement, a most intimate knowledge of books in general, while 
his suggestions with regard to the purchase of suitable and de- 
sirable volumes were of great value in developing the resources of 
the immense collection of books and MSS. owned by the State. 
Some years after, his worth was recognized in this connection by 


George Rogers HowelL 


liis iippointnient as State Archivist, which poeition he filled until 
the time of his death ; his services to the State occupy a space of 
ib*ver twenty-ecven years. He wae an expert m traoslating and de- 
ciphering curious and indistinct sentences and expressions in all lan- 
guages, and his decisions were accepted by the highest authorities 
on such matters without qucation. 

It was while in the performance of his duties here that he pub- 
lished an elaborate " History of Albany and Schenectady Counties,*' 
which was tlic result of yeiira of hard labor, and which ia today a 
laetinjjr monument to his memorv, 

Mr. Howell was for over fifteen years Secretary of the Albany In- 
8titute» founded in 1793, and during his long and faithful service to 
tliis organization delivered many able addresses before that learned 
body, which are publislietl in their ^* Transactions/' and many of 
which attracted the attention of leading newspapers and periodicals 
throughout the State* Some of the more notable of these }>aper& 
were: "Henddry in England and America," "Who Opened the 
Port of Japan? A Lost Chapter of History Recovered/* "Crypto- 
graphy, a llelic of the Civil War," *' Shakespeare or Bacon? " " The 
Open Fular Sea," ^ Evidence of the French Discoveries in New 
York previoua to the Colonization of the Dutch,'* *^ Heraldry in the 
New Capitol at Albany,*' '^ The Dark Day of 1883,*^ " Linguistic 
Discourses," " African Explorations," " Pre-Columbian Discoveries 
of America by the Webh,*' " The Original Meaning of English and 
Dutcli Surnames of New York State Families," " Epitome of Albany 
History," and many others. 

Mr. Howell assisted in organizing and founding as a charter mem- 
ber the " Order of Founders and Patriots of America,** and recog- 
nizing his prominence as an authority on the History of America, 
his compatriots elected him to be their Historian-General, which 
position he held until he died. Aside frmn hi^a natural interest in 
the principles for which this Order stood, he was proud also to be 
the representative in it of hitj colonial ancestor, Edward Howell, 
and his Revolutionary sires, Stephen Rogers and Captain Abmhani 
Sayre, A few years before his death he delivered an address before 
the N. Y. Society, which attracted such wide attention over the 
country that it was ordered published and distributed to members 
and to libraries over the land. The subject of this address waa : 
'' Date of the Settlement of the Colony of New York.** 

1900.] Oeorge Rogers Howell. 139 

The University of Yale, in 1885, conferred upon Mr. Howell 
the degree of M.A. While many applied to him the title of " Rev- 
erend, ** he seldom made use of it, nor of his other honorary appel- 
lation, and only a day or two previous to his death, upon being 
asked by a stranger where he obtained his degrees, he answered 
the question by a comment made to his wife, in the quiet of his 
home, saying : '* I think when an entire city gives me a title it is 
as great an honor to bear it as when conferred by a college." 

During the last years of his life he gave to the world a clever 
work of fiction, entitled " Noah's Log Book," which at once de- 
manded a second edition, soon also exhausted. At the time of his 
death he had ready for the press a delightful book for children, 
which he regarded as his best work. Among his poetical writings, 
^ Hail to the Flag" received national recognition. 

Besides the New-England Historic Genealogical Society and the 
two organizations already mentioned above in which he was an 
honored officer, Mr. Howell was a member of the " Troy Scientific 
Association," '* The New York Historical Society," " New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Society," "Historical Society of 
Pennsylvania," " Historical Society of Wisconsin," " The Colonial 
Society of Southampton Town " (which is to place a memorial 
tablet, perpetuating his services, in some public place in Southamp- 
ton), and many others. 

In March, 1868, Mr. Howell was married to Miss Jlary Cath- 
erine Seymour, daughter of Norman and Frances Hale (Metwilf) 
Seymour of Mount Morris, Livingston County, N.Y. Mrs. Howell, 
ae well as her husband, is well known in the literary and social 
world, and lias been especially active in prosecuting the cause of 
woman suffrage. One son, Seymour, died while a student at Har- 
vard University in March 1891. 

Mr. Howell's last illness was very brief, of scarcely forty-eight 
hours' duration. The cause of death was typhoid-pneumonia, but 
he passed away without experiencing pain or regret, and in the hope 
of a glorious immortality. 

Peculiarly modest and retiring of disposition, it is hard to find 
any complete record of his services to the world from any of his 
l>ooks or papers. He disliked extremely the fulsome praise of his 
achievements by a public which did not always understand his work 
and methods. As one of his dear friends said over his lifeless 

140 Hunnewell. [Aprils 

form : *' Here was a man who spent all his life as a lover of books 
and among them. He knew their very souls, not alone their out- 
ward forms. What higher mission can come to any human being 
than to stand before the incoming generations and pass to them the 
things that are great? We stand before what is left of one who 
loved beauty. He sought in whatever form he might to express the 
beauty of God's work. He was so modest that we knew not his 
varied and many attainments." 

For years Mr. Howell was an intellectual and moral force in the 
life of Albany. He gave an impulse to culture, to Christian good- 
ness and to a spiritual faith, which will long survive him. The 
world takes the fragrance of his personality into its memory and its 


By James FaoTiiiNOHAM Hunnewell, A.M., of Charlestown, Moss. 

The name Hunnewell, variously spelled or misspelled during some 
centuries past, is uncommon in England, and yet it appeared there 
long ago in fully two dozen places, nearly all in the southern coun- 

For generations nothing about it there seems to have been known, 
at least publicly, in America, until the writer's research, a long one, 
that, besides an interest of its own, may be a help in showing per- 
sons similarly occupied how the long unknown can be found, for the 
writer started without a clue. By this research he has gathered 
enough to make a volume, but he will not now attempt to present 
the material. He will only mention some bearers of the name, and 
tell the story of his own immediate family — which has never yet 
been fully told, and incorrectly in the few places where it has been 

A hunt for an ancestor, or somebody who might prove to be one, 
can be very pretty sport in old England. Of course there generally 
first must be research, usually a good deal of it, and then may come 
travel, that is more delightful, however interesting documents may 
have been. The writer can hardly wish any one a more charming 
excursion than his when he first saw his family name on an old 
monument in the old home-land. 

A neat victoria with a liveried driver and a good horse, a sort 
of conveyance not apt to be found by a traveller in minor places out 
of England, took him six or eight miles west of Exeter. The way 

1900.] Bunnewell. 141 

was over high ridges, down deep into vales, steep for that country, 
or anywhere else, and then higher land with a magnificent park was 
reached. Farther on, still by a narrow lane-like road peculiarly 
English, there is a wide and magnificent view — deep into and far 
over a great vale to the distant heights of Dartmoor, crowned by 
Heytor. Xestled on the swell of land, and just as Enghsh as all 
else, is a hamlet with little old thatched houses and an even older 
church, not large and yet not small. 

It is Ashton in Devon, a place that through its long lifetime has 
been apart from the world. The church is Perpendicular, rough- 
cast, with a square western tower, and is, also in the old English 
way, surrounded by its burial ground. Internally there are five 
bays, a couple of aisles, a barrel vault, and most notable of all, in 
front of the altar, an open carved wooden screen, well designed and 
evidently old, having along its base thirty-two panels, in each of 
which, also old, is a curious painting of a saint. The storms of the 
Reformation do not seem to have reached this peaceful spot. Per- 
haps ten feet inside the porch door there is in the aisle pavement a 
grey stone, some five by three feet in size. On the upper part is 
bolted a smooth brass plate bearing, along with a little ornament, 
an inscription in black letters, all clean and in good order : 

** In Death is Lyfe | Hear Lyeth \ Willyam HoNNr | will G son 


November Ano | Domini | 1614." 

By his will, where he is spelled Ilonnywell and is styled gentle- 
man, he directs that he shall " be buried in the parish church of 
Ayshton and be covered with a faire marble stone and to be engraved 
in brass. The sonne of the said ^latthews & Joane." The result 
of his direction remains, as is seen, to our times. His will, a copy 
of which is beside the writer, shows that he was a good substantial 
man with relatives and friends in the region where he lived. 

Many who bore his name — spelled in most of the ways that 
could be invented — three of these on his will and brass plate — were 
scattered throughout Devon in the sixteenth and seventeenth cen- 
turies, most of them quiet persons of various occupations, including, 
as was apt to be the case in that country, some who were husband- 
men or were sea-faring. Many of them were of moderate means, 
but, notably, several left money for the poor in their neighborhoods. 

The writer has not searched, or guessed, back to Bosworth Field, 
let alone Hastings ; nor has he tried to develope certain spelling on 
the KoU of Battle Abbey ; this lovely Devon land seems good enough 
for anyone to hail from, and start from. 

The name, as already remarked, appears elsewhere in England, 
yet its infrequency is in a degree proved by the London Directory, 
where for years it was not to be found. There are, however, sev- 
eral entries of it during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in 
the records of St. Margaret's, Westminster, and in the eighteenth it 




was in a great citj house. Copies of all references to it in these 
places, known to exist, are a part of the writer's collections already 
mentioned. One portion may roach the eastern counties, and is aa 
follows : 

** Mary daughter of » . , ♦ Honeywell and relict of ... . Hawkins 
married a^; her second husband Captjiin Richard Hill of Yarmouth co. Nor- 
folk an emhient Seaman in the Service of tlje Duke of York afterwards 
James the 2nd. 

*vShe had two daughters and coheirs viz : Christian wife of Sir Jolm 
Leake Kn' Vice Admiral of Great BritiaUj and Elizabeth wife of Captain 
Stephen Martin Leake." 

These entries, while interceting as showing a possible diffusion 
of the name, are too late (latter part of the seventeenth century/) 
to lead to a person who carried it to New England. 

Afler making note it seems of all who bore the name in old Eng- 
land for a hundred years, an entry was found that appears to be the 
link between the old and the new lands. 

In the Register of the Parish of St, Andrew^ Pbjmoitth^ Devon^ 
is the entry : 

" Ambrose Hunniwell and Jane Homes were married on the first day 
of November, 1659," 

This entry is remarkable as the only one of an Ambrose in the 
fidl collection just mentioned, and, unlike a great many others, he 
appears to have left no intlication of children or of will in England. 

While it is quite proi>able that the above was not a "church wed- 
ding/* St. Andrew's Plymouth is an interesting place to associate 
with a parting from tlic old world. Fronting an oblong square 
where the civic buildings are, it presents a large tower and grey- 
Stone walls with granite quoins and window eases. The interior, 
clear from end to end, has three aisles of nearly equal height, 
arcades with slender pillars, and vaults barrel-form panelled. Near- 
ly all the windows have colored glass, and there are many monu- 
ments along the walls. The prevailing style is Perpendicular. It is 
a cburch worthy of an ancient and renowned port, aud it is aa far 
as well can be vciy English. 

Two years later the name Ambrose is found in Xew England, 
then and there also apparently uniqnc. There cannot be two nniqnes ; 
it seems that they must be one person. 

"In 1601, Ambrose' Ilunnewell from whom the point at the Fort 
takes its name» resided at the lower end of >Sagadahock/' (Me. 
Hist. Soc. II, UJ3,) June 25, 1602, he bought land on the Sada- 
dabock river (Indeuturc), About 1G71, he was livhig on islet 
called Ilonniwella Point (Deposition). A year later he appears to 
have signed a petition to Massachusetts (M. II. Soc, V, 240), and 
July 2^^ 1674, to have been a grand juror at a court at Pemaqoid 
(Do, J 2d S., IV, 345), also, April 1*, 1688, a selectman. 

1900.] Bunnewell. 143 

This "HunnewelFs Point" on the western shore of the mouth 
of the Kennebec river in Maine appears to be the land first associ- 
ated with the writer's ancestors in America. It is shown on the 
larger maps of the State, and distinctly on the chart of the United 
States Coast Survey (No. 8, 1858), which also shows ** Hunniwell's 
Beach" along the open sea in the neighborhood. No. 2, 1858, 
shows bearings, and No. 4, 1861, is still clearer and more minute. 

The site is prominently associated with the very early history of New 
England. Here was the first considerable attempt at settlement, 
that of the Popham Colony, in August, 1607 (described in the Memo- 
rial of it, 137, etc.). It was "on the peninsular . . called by the 
Indians Sabino, but now bearing the English name of Hunnewell's 
Point." (Me. Hist. Soc, I, 29). The colony continued there 
about a year (Do., V., 336). One ship with colonists sailed from 
Bristol (Memorial, 140), and must have brought West of England 
people, some of whom must have later helped to spread news about 
the new country. Strachey gives farther information (Mass. Hist. 
Soc. Coirs, IV, i., 239-40). 

This Point is a dozen or more miles south of Bath, and can be 
reached by a pleasant steamboat excursion. It presents a great 
ledge of pale granite rock with grass and abundant shrubs on the 
sides. A long curved beach extends westward ; on the other hand 
is the Kennebec. From the crest of the rock, site, it is said of the 
earliest fort, there is a great view all around south over the sea. 
Northward is lower, or better, land, and, on a low ledge projecting 
into the river, Fort Popham with two stories of granite casemates, 
chiefly dating from the time of the Civil War, unfinished, and a 
monument of an obsolete and expensive style of work. It is said 
to be the third fort on the spot. Altogether the scenery and view 
here are exceptionally imposing. 

However good the country hereabouts may now be, it was in the lat- 
ter part of the seventeenth century trying enough. Church says (H, 
56), that by 1689, "the Kennebeck and Eastern Indians with their 
confederates " made war against the English in !Maine, New Hamp- 
ehire and Massachusetts, and forces were sent against them, includ- 
ing the famous captain himself. According to the Massachusetts 
Archives (107, 42), "The Inhabitants of Kennybeck Riuer and 
SacLidihock Inland" petitioned the Council of Massachusetts for 
help, styling themselves " Your poor and humble Petitioners, being 
in a 8;id deplorable condition the Army being called home . . . the 
most of our houses being now att this Instant in a fflanie." Hence 
they desired "a speedy supply of men." On July 11th there was 
an attack near Lieut. Hunniwell's garrison. (This was Richard 
H., of Scarborough, of whom more elsewhere.) July 20th, a 
Charles Hunnewell was killed by the Indians. 

Ambrose' had children. They were born, and they lived, al- 
though there seem to be no extant records of their births and order. 




The early Maine records hml a hurt! time between dispersion or 
destruction during the devastating French and Indian Wars. Still, 
evidence quite as gocKl exists elsewhere, and was in time fuunJ, 

Naturally these children, like a great many other persons of their 
region, moved southward to peace and Heeurity. In Boston, 1G81, 
ap[>ears on the tax-list an Ambrose— the first oote of him there; in 
lO^iH, were a Stephen and a Richard, the latter ako ia 1G?59, Of a 
sister Mary there is later evidence. In IGUB^ at Charlestown* first 
appears the writer's direct ancestor Charles, Years later, the rela- 
tionship of all these five is found clearly on record. 

Amhrose^ at BoiSton in 17r^l, deposed that abont 1671 ''he lived 
with his Parents upon an Islet called llonuiwell's Point on the 
West Side of the Mouth of Keneheek Itivcr/' April 1(], 17 1^^ he» 
of Boston, signs "Rec'^ of my brother iSftfphtn Hunnewell •' pay 
for hia (Stephen's) interest in lands ''on ye South Part of Sagadehoc 
River," iticluding certain " made over unto my Father Ambrose 

Mnrt/ (Whitin) of Boston, -'widdow/' conveys to her brother 
Stephen Hunniwell of Boston, Fisherman, her interest in the same, 
at the same date. (Stephen's pursuits are further shown in accounts 
of his death, that will f>e given hereafter by the writer.) 

Jitthard Ilonny well of Bootou, conveyed same to *^ my well- 
beloved Brothrr Stephen Honnywell of Boston, Marriner." June 
24, 1747, Richard Hunniwell of Boston, N. E., mason, "being 
aged," made his will. He gave tr> the ministers, Mr. Webb (Rev. 
John, New North Church, 1714-50), and Mr. Eliot (Rev. Andrew, 
Do., 1742-78), £10. each, and made bei|uest« to hrothtr Charhff's* 
widow (he iL Dee, 14, 1737), and to brother Charles's childi*en, 
especially naming Richard and Mary (living in 1747), Also £10. 
"to my Nephew Stephen** (a son of the above Stephen). 

TIma appear Ambn>8e of Kennebec, and hi8 five childi^n (of 
whose number, etc., there is further evidence). Before giving an 
account of those who remained in Boston, and of certain ones in 
Maine, the writer tells the story of hia ancestor Charlea and of 
descentlants from him» 

Of CiL\RLES" the first record appears to be on the Charlestowo 
Records, " 16^)8, Novemh'' 17^' Charles Hunnewell of Boston and 
Ehzabeth Davis of Charlestown, Joyned in Marriage before the 
Reverend M^ Simon Bradatreet, Minister,*' (of Charleetown, Oct. 
26, 1698, to 1741). 

In Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of New England (II, 499 )» 
Charley is said to have been the son of Richard of lio8ton, a state- 
ment that gecnifi to have been copie^l by Wyman, Rugglcs, and 
other writers. He, however, has not the distinction of being the 
eon of hia brother, who appears to have become confused among 
several Richards to be mentioned elsewhere by the writer, 

Afl already shown in this account, we find how, by looking and 

1900.] Hunnewell. 145 

gathering here and there, we get the means to form a fair opinion 
of persons who lived long ago in quiet or secluded life, and of 
whom nothing like biographical notices exist. This fact we can 
continue to observe. General characteristics appear. Members of 
the present fstmily, while good citizens through two centuries, seem 
to have avoided political life, and to have kept as far as could be, 
and as will be shown, a settled position and permanent home. Of 
course in such a period there have been diversities of ability and 
of fortune, and in these the reverse of decline has been evident. 

Between 1708 and 1728, Charles bought sundry parcels of real 
estate in Charlestown ; among them, in 1710, the house and land that 
for the next eighty-four years made the homestead of the writer's 

January 16, 1710, says the deed (Mid. 15, 396), he bought of 
Jonathan Welsh of Charlestown "Dwelling house and barne, with 
all the Land adjoining," given to the latter by his father's will, and 
situated in the second division of the town, so called (now Somer- 
ville). There were fifteen acres of land bounded south by a way 
leading to Menotomy. The place was about a mile northeast of 
Cambridge meeting-house, and three miles west by north of that 
in Charlestown, on what was long called " Milk Row." About fifty 
feet north of this road stood the house, built probably in 1691, 
when Thomas Welsh, father of Jonathan, had, by Selectmen's 
record, liberty to build. This house, as known long ago by the 
writer, was of wood, two stories high, and had a sloped roof. In 
the centre was a very large chimney, before which were a stair and 
the front door. On each side of these was a fair sized room with a 
beam across a plastered ceiling. The windows were narrow. At 
the back was a kitchen on which was subsequently put a second 
story. In front were two terraces, on the top of which the house 
stood, and by the road a gate flanked each side by a long hedge 
of lilacs fully ten feet high, and back of these by trees. The place 
was the most picturesque of its age, or nearly its age, that the writer 
remembers in the region. It was not a "colonial mansion," but it 
was decidedly superior to the usual old farmhouse. Long ago, also, 
it disappeared there, due effort to the contrary notwithstanding; 
poor recent buildings are now on a part of its site, and not a trace 
of its picturesqueness remains. 

Charles* had eight children, all baptized in the First Cliurch, 
Charlestown ; of whom two died young, and two were uuiiiarried. 
He died Dec. 14, 1737. The inventory of his estate, dated Alarch 
13, 1737-8, shows a valuation of £1304. 19. 0. Small as this 
would now appear, it ranks midway in a list of the estates of eigh- 
teen heads of families who were near that date best off' in his native 
town, the largest being £4086. It shows what was then a condi- 
tion in a prosperous town of Massachusetts. Millionaries had not 
been invented tliere, but as was said of the dollar that Washington 


Governor Richard Vines. 


ia reported to have thrown across a river— money would go further 
then than now. 

The limit of this article is reached, and the writer briefly remarks 
that later he proposes to give fiirther account of early Hnnne wells 
in Maine and in Massachusetts. Tlie name has continued in Maine, 
and occasionally one who bore it thence has appeared in Maef^achu- 
eetts, but all who have been permanent in the Irttter are descended 
from those already mentioned. The writer's line from Ambrose' is 
Charles,* Charles,* William,* William/ and James." From liich- 
ard, youngest son of Charles^ who had a larnre fiiniily in Cambridge, 
came Walter and H. H,, and the family described by ,H. S. Rug** 
gles (n. p, 1892). 


By CflAHLES Edwar© Banks, Surgeon and Medicflrl Purveyor, U. S. M. H» 8* 

No one familiar with the early colonial history of Maine can fail to have a 
deep admiration for the services rcntlerv^d to the infant province by Richard 
Vines, nor liesitate to enter tain the greatest respect for his noble character. 
It has iibvayg lieen an intention of mine to reconi aa fully as possible the 
story of \m Btrngirleg in eatablidhing civil authority in the province as rep- 
resentative of the Lord Proprietor, and to dtdineate in its proper light the 
results of the work performed by him under the most adverse ei re umstances. 
The exigenciett of public service have prevented the consummation of this 
wish, and aa I have some new ra:iterial respecting hi,^ family and the close 
of his earthly career in another part of the world, I have thonght best to 
phice it before the Society, in order that it may be available for future use 
by the historian of that State. This material has b<-eu in my posseB!*ion for 
about lifteen years, and I think further retention of it undesirable. 

Of t!ie origin of Governor Vines, whom Sir Ferdinando refers to as 
** my servant/' I have l>een unable to obtain any definite information. It 
is probable that he was a Went countryman, pos^^ihly a resident o£ some 
parish in Somersetshire, near the Gorges family seat^ from whence he went 
into the service of Sir Ferdinando as his agent, or "steward genemb" in 
the management of the colonizing enterprises of that worthy knight.* That 

•In 1883 t!ic Clnrendon Historical Society piilili:shed " T!io Hearse of the Earl of 
Eases,*' h\ Kichard Vyiies (1516), and I wrote tit once to the secretary, Edimiii4 Qold- 
8Tnid» liopinK to get iiirormtttiou as to a possible reUition*ihi|> betwet-n onr Richard 
Vines and the Rev. Hiclinrd VineR» the author of the niemorial sermon. In renl^ ho 

wrote : *' I can give you certain information u» to your man — — ; son of Vfuc^, 

a West country yeoman. lie bad two brothcra, Winiam and Henry. The former was 
killed, 1 believe, at Mmlrid, by order of the Tnquisiltion in 1598 or 1599, for having in 
bis possession a copy of Edward Sixth's Book of Common Prayer. Henry was the 
fiitheT, I feel sure, of the author of * The Hearse/ and thus my R, V, would he a 
nephew of yours/' I endeavored to elicit from Mr* Gold»mid the reasons or iiroofn of 
these tstrttements, but 1 was unable to obtain any furtlier reply from him. I place this 
on record for whatever voJue it may have. 

1900.] Governor Richard Vines. 147 

he afterward became a temporary resident of London seems to be proven 
by the following entry taken from the parish registers of St James, Clerk- 
enwell: Baptized February 22d, 1625/6 *' Richard, son of Richard V3mes 
& Jone ux." This seems more than a coincidence of names, as it is known 
that his wife's name was Joan, and that he had a son Richard, of whom I 
shall speak later. This date was, as will be remembered, ten years after 
the winter spent by him and his companions at the mouth of the Saco river. 

Four years later, in 1629, on the same day of February he was granted 
a patent with John Oldham for the territory comprising the present site of 
Biddeford. With his subsequent career, after his aiTival in the Province 
of Maine, most of the members of this society are familiar, as developed in 
many scattered documents and letters which have been printed from time 
to time in numerous publications. It is not my present purpose to deal 
with this period of his career, when he was struggling against the machina- 
tions of that turbulent factor in Maine history, George Cleaves, whose con- 
tinued and often successful efforts to disturb the peace finally drove this 
sterling character away from the province to seek rest in his declining 
years under more favorable conditions. The date of his departure for Bar- 
badoes, whither he went, can be quite closely identified. In a letter dated 
18th of February, 1645/6, George Cleaves says: "For though Mr. Vines 
be now gone." He sold his patent October 2l8t, 1645, to Dr. Robert Child, 
and between that date and the following February above referred to, he 
took his departure for the Island of Barbadoes, where he lived in the parish 
of Saint Michael's. There he practised his profession of medicine, and en- 
gaged largely in the cultivation of cotton, tobacco and sugar. Two letters 
of his from that place to Governor Winthrop are extant under date of 19th 
of April, 1647, and 29th of April, 1648, in the first of which he says : — 

'' I have settled myselfe by God's assistance on two plantations adjcun- 
ing, containing 50 acres, the which I hope after 6 months will mayntayne 
me and myne comfortably, besides my practice of physick which is worth at 
least 10,000 lb. of tobacco per ann. declare, yett. it is hard with me by rea- 
son of my great payments for my plantations and negroes and other neces- 
sary clisbursements already paid to the value of 40,000 lb. of tobacco, which 
keepes me bare at present ; I doubt not but the next crop (proving well) 
but to Ik? better able to live than I have been many years. ♦*♦♦♦*♦ 
I blesse God my family continue in good health, all liking the island well, 
notwithstanding their change of dyett, which at present is but slender, yet 
far from want. I feare not but within six months to live as plentifully as 
any man upon this island, according to my proportion. I have at present 
10 acres of cotton planted at the least, as much corne for my provisions, by- 
iides tobacco. The next yeare I intend for sugar, at present I cannot." * 

Richard Vines lived three years after the date of this last letter, and the 
following entry from the parish registers of Saint Michael's gives the date 
of his burial. 

AprUl 19 Docto^ Rich*^ Vines 

Ch : •' t 

I have tlie pleasure of laying before the society the following copy of 
his will : — 

'flatchinson. Collections, I. 250. 

t The letters **Ch.*' probably indicate his interment in the ch(urch), or ch^ancel), 
aihc was a person of social position and of wealth. 

148 Governor Richard Vines. [April, 

Int. 18. Jane 1651. 

In the name of God Amen I Richard Vines of Island of the Barbados gent 
being sicke in Body bat of Prfect sonnd Memory doe make and ordaine this my 
last will and Testamt : in manner & forme follow ing (vizt :) Imp** : I beqneath 
my sonle into the hands of Jesns Christ my Redeemer and my Body to the 
Earth to bee Bnried in the Church of St. Michaells in sure confidence of a glori- 
ons Resorrectiun : 

Item : I will that all my debts be honestly satisfied. 

It : I doe ordaine my beloved wife Joane Vines and my sonne Richard Vines 
to be my LawfuU Execute" and that my wife doe Inioye one third Pte of my 
whole Estate during her life and at her death to bee at her disposing. 

Item I do give to my grandchild Bellinda Parrasite five hnndr^ pounds of 
Muscovdas Bug*' P ann : for her better Education : and she very soddainly to 
bee comitted to the caire of Mr. Lindsey and when she cometh to the age of 
flfeteen yeares to have two thousand pounds of Muscovados sug*' — 

Item : I doe give to my sonne in Lawe Thomas EUacotttwo hundred pounds 
Ster : according to my promise when he Marryed to my daughter to bee payd at 
the end of foure yeares or soon' if possible 

It : To my daughter Joane Ducy two thousand pounds of Mnscovad : Sug*. 

It : To my daughter Elizabeth Vines six thousand pounds Mnscovad : Sug^. 

It : I give to Mr John Lee five hundred pounds of Sug' to be paid w*** in two 

It : I give to Wilt : Maxwell two yeares of his time and he to reraalne a 
Servant to my wife to make upp my Acco^ and to gett in my debts & to prac- 
tice the Remaind' of his time 

Lastly I doe constitute my sonne in lawe Tho : EUacot to bee my overseer to 
see this my Last Will & testimt : P formed and executed (c) doe f urthere give 
him full power and authoryty together with my wife & my sonne to Recov« k 
get in all my debts eithere by bill acco^ or any othere whatsoev : & I doe Like- 
wise make all othere form' wills whatsoev voyd : — 

In confirmation of this my Last Will I doe hereunto set my hand & scale this 
21 day of May Anno 1651. 

Richard Vines. 

Signed Scaled in the presence of 

f John Moody 

(sic in original) \ Sign : 

Onslo John Moody : 

June 11: 1651 

Mr. Joseph Onslowe John Moody juravernnt in hoc esse ulltimum testimen- 
tum Rich : Vines nuper def uncti. 

Coram me 

Jabez Whitaker • 

The reference to " My sonne in Lawe, Thomas EUacott," who had mar- 
ried his daughter Margaret, is the only other reference to the famUy which 
I was able to obtain from the parish records.f The marriage entry is as 
follows : — 

October 18 Tho: EUicott to Marg^ Vines." 

A child of this marriage was Vines Ellicott, who came to New England 
and endeavored to establish the title to certain property once owned bj 
Richard Vines. In a petition to Sir Edmund Andros he prays that he 

♦ Colonial Secretary's office Records, Barbadoes. 

t Under date of January 13, 1886, the Colonial Secretary of Barbadoes wrote to me 
as follows : " I can supply a certificate of the burial of William Vines (1660), and aa 
affidavit r6 the death of Richard Vines.** These two papers were not obtained by me 
at the time. I have no data relative to William Vines, who has no place in the wiU of 
Dr. Richard, and he may have been a brother. 

1900.] Descendants of Leonard Hoar, 149 

may be put in possesion of Consin's Island, Casco Bay, styling himself the 
grandson of Captain Richard Vines. * 

Of the son Richard, whose baptism in London I have mentioned, the fol- 
lowing is the only record I have, and it is evident that, with his demise, 
tlie male line of the first deputy-governor of the Province of Maine ceased. 
Thifi record is his nuncupative will which follows : — 

Entered March 26. 1658. 

The deposition of Mr. Rich* Garton aged 49 yeares or thereabut taken 
before me the 26 day of Aug*^ 1657 saith : — 

That being in Mr. Joseph Onslowes hoase Mr. Rich* Vines being boande to 
sea I the s** Deponent asked him to make his will he the s** Vines replyed againe 
& s<* ray will is quickly made for ray brother John Dence is my especinll friend 
you Know for he hath done me as ranch good as ever ray father did for I am 
able now to get ray Living by navigating of a ship to any Part* therefore I doe 
give halfe of that I have in this World to ray brother Duces children And the 
other halfe uf ray Estate to be devided the one Pte to Mr John Paris his child 
4 the other Pte to Mr Ellicotts child the naraes of the children I have forgotten. 
And this was within three daycs before the s* Vines did set saile. 

And further this* Deponent saithe not. 
Sworne unto before rae 

Danirl Searlr. Govern'. 

I cannot close this short contribution to the personal history of Governor 
Vines without expressing the hope that some member of the society will 
undertake to collate the numerous documents covering the period of his 
career in Maine, and from them deduce a suitable and sympathetic biography 
of this staunch royalist and honorable gentleman. 


By Frank P. Wheeler, of Chicago, 111. 

In *• The Ancestry of the Iloar Family in America," by Henry S. Nourse 
(te<^ paixe 10<S, Now-En<Tlnnd Historical and Genealogical Registkr for 
April, 1H09). the compiler's sources of information, and especially Bond's 
WattTtown, have led him into some errors respecting the children of Leon- 
ard Hoar, p-andson of Lieut. Daniel, which family records may serve to 
rorr(*ct. My father, Franklin Hoar Wheeler, now living at Brattleboro', 
Vermont, the youngest son of Leonard Hoar and Eunice Wheeler, says 
tlierc were eight instead of six children, as follows: 

1. Mary Wheeler, b. May 22, 1787 ; d. Feb. 25, 1871 ; m. Thomas 
Hurd, Dec. UK 1811. He was b. June 28, 1784 ; d. Sept. 3, 1803 ; buried 
ai Lincoln, Mass. 

Three children : 

I. Albert, b. Feb. 20, 1813; d. June 9, 1813. 
ii. Alfred, b. Feb. 20, 1813; d. 1821. 

ill. Mary Elizabeth, b. July 18, 1815; m. Charles Jones, Sept. 30, 1851. 
He d. March 19, 1879, age 80. 

•Vine? Ellicot embarked in ship ** Supply '* from London 2i May 1079. In June 
IGUhe was in Boston, and while riding horseback, the animal became frightened and 
■fiiDanageable, and before he couUl be controlled, an aged man named Henry Peaso 
wa* ran over and died of the injuries received. Ellicot was tried for manslaughter 
aad acquitted. (Sup. Court MSS. xxi. 258.) 

150 Descendants of Leonard Boar. [April, 

^. Eunice, b. Aug. 13, 1789 ; m. Samuel Smith, Feb. 8, 1814. 

Six children : 

i. Carolinb, b. Nov. 26, 1814; d. Feb. 5, 1815. 

il. Camdace Whitcomb, b. May 28, 1817 ; m. May 17, 1888, Gen. Thomas 

Bancroft, and had four children: 1. Luey Preston, b. Jan. 16, 

1841 ; m. Aug. 24, 1865, Walter Bond Page. 2. Thomas, b. Jan. 

21, 1844 ; m. Nov. 28, 1872, Martha A. Tenny. 3. Eleanor ShaUuck, 

b. Nov. 2, 1846. 4. George Dana, b. Nov. 11. 1849. 
ill. EuNiCK Wheeler, b. April 6, 1821 : m. Oct. 6, 1841, G. J. Smith, and 

had two children, who d. young, 
iv. Leokaud Hoar, b. Jan. 16, 1823; d. Sept. 12, 1828. 
V. Susan Sophia, b. Feb. 18, 1829; d. July 9, 1867. 
vi. Mart £., b. Oct. 6, 1831; m. Dec. 22, 1863, Charles E. Gibson, b. 

May 29, 1826, and had an adopted child : Lillian Davis, b. April 

20, 1860. 

3. Elizabeth, b. Lincoln, Mass., June 2, 1791 ; d. Oct 20, 1863 ; m. 

June 26, 1823, Col. Jonas Wyman Colbum ; b. June 25, 1791 ; 
d. Dec. 4, 1865. 

They had two children : 

i. Leonard. 
11. Jonas. 

4. Leonard, Jr., b. July 6, 1793 ; Lieut of the 21st Regular Infantry 

in the war of 1812, serving as aid to Col. Miller ; was taken sick, 
and on returning home died at Canandaigua, N. Y., Sept 21, 1814. 
The silver buttons from his uniform are still in the possession of his 
brother Franklin. 

5. John Hoar Wheeler, b. Lincoln, Mass., March 5, 1796 ; d. Brattle- 

boro', Vt, Aug. 26, 1848 ; m. Feb. 14, 1821, Lucy Fisk ; b. Fitz- 
wUliam, N. H., Feb. 1, 1800 ; d. Ithaca, N. Y., Sept 16, 1879; 
buried at Brattleboro', Vt. 
They had six children : 

I. Eunice, b. Jan. 19, 1825; d. Sept. 4, 1831. 

II. John, b. Aug. 21, 1828; d. Jan. 24, 1831. 

ill. Leonakd, b. Jan. 6, 1830; d. Dec. 28, 1868; m. Ada L. Batch, April 
16, 1861. 

iv. William, b. May 24, 1833; d. April 21, 1889, Ogdensburg, N. Y.; 
m. Laura Gilbert, Oct. 7, 1856. They had three children: 1. 
William L., b. Aug. 28, 1867; ra. Hattie E. Springer, Toledo, 0., 
Sept. 14, 1881. 2. David (?., b. Feb. 16, 1862; d. Aug. 2, 1863. 8. 
Sarah lAjuise Seymour, b. Feb. 23, 1869. 

V. Lucy, b. March 7, 1838, Brattleboro*, Vt ; m. Sept. 24, 1857, Horace 
Mack of Ithaca, N. Y. To them three children were born : 1. 
Georqe William, b. Ithaca, N. Y., Feb. 13, 1860. 2. Laura WhUe, b. 
Ithaca, N. Y., Feb. 14, 1862; m. Horace Kephart, April 12, 1887, 
and has six children : (1) Cornelia, b. New Haven, Conn., Aug. 
10, 1888. (2) Margaret, b. New Haven, Conn., April 28, 1890. 
(3) Leonard Mack, b. Ithaca, N. Y., Jan. 10, 1892. (4) Lucy 
Wheeler, b. St. Louis, Mo., March 30, 1893. (5) George StebblnSt 
b. St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 30, 1894. (6) Barbara, b. St Louia, Mo., 
Aug. 4, 1897. 3. Julia Whiton, b. Nov. 3, 1877. 

vl. John, b. Aug. 28, 1839; d. April 12, 1871. 

6. Edmund Hoar, b. Lincoln, Mass., July 21, 1798 ; d. March 7, 1857 ; 

m. Betsey Wright, Bedford, Mass., Nov. 27, 1827, who was bom 
March 28, 1810 ; d. June 5, 1889. 
To them were born nine children : 

1900.] Descendants of Leonard Hoar, 151 

I. Caroline Pabcelia Hoar, b. Bedford, Mass., Sept. 9, 1830; d. 
Brattleboro*, Vt., March 4, 1896; in. Feb. U, 1850, D. S. Pratt, 
BrattleboroN Vt., b. Aug. 3. 1826. Their six children were : 1. 
Charles S., b. Brattleboro*, Vt., July 28, 1855. 2. Edmund li,, b. 
Brattleboro*, Vt., Oct. 2, 1867; m. Harriet Edna Brazer, Nov. 17, 
1886. 3. Mary Alic^, b. Nov. 23, 1859; m. Charles Wright Dun- 
ham, Sept. 10, 1891. 4. Carrie Maria, b. Nov. 29, 1861. 6. Baby, 
b. Oct. 4, 1868. 6. Walter Utewart, b. Brattleboro*, Vt., July 25, 

il, Alfred Hurd Wright, b. Bedford, Mass., July 27, 1832; m. Mary 
M. Beniis, Brattleboro', Vt., Sept. 9, 1858, and had seven children : 
1. Son, b. July 3, 1861 ; d. July 10, 1861. 2. Nellie Maria, b. May 
6, 1862. 3. Harry Mansun, b. Oct. 9, 1865. 4. Frank Stewart, b. 
Feb. 18, 1869. 6. Alfred Barton, b. June 27, 1871. 6. Alfred Bar- 
ton, b. May 27, 1872. 7. Clifford Bemis, b. Sept. 11, 1875. 

Ill, Edmund Frank Wright, b. July 20, 1835; m. Salone S. Bmerson, 
Somerville, Mass., Aug. 26, 1860. 

Iv. Edward Frankun Wright, b. July 20, 1886 ; m. Ist, Jane V. R. 
Fesscnden, Brattleboro', Vt., April 19, 1861 ; m. 2d, EramaKraetzer. 

Y. George Emkky Wright, b. Sept. 24, 1838 ; m. Eliz. K. Gray, Erie, 
Pa., April 11, 1861. 

vl. Josrph Hknry Wright, b. April 8, 1841; m. Mary Ida Van Iders- 
tino, Passaic, N. J., Oct. 1, 1863. 

vll. Mary Francks Hoar, b. April 12, 1843; m. Benjamin F. Parker, 
Charlestown, Mass., Feb. 15, 1864. She and son, Stanley, perished 
in a railway accident at Quincy, Aug., 1890. 

Till. Maria Adelink Hoar, b. June 3, 1846; m. .John F. Mansfield, Bed- 
ford, Mass., Nov. 23, 1870. 

ix. Charles Everett Wright, b. Oct. 17, 1852; m. Emma Talbot, 
Wilmington, Vt., April 21, 1876. 

7. Leonard Hoar (changed from Joseph), b. Lincoln, Mass., Dec. 10, 
1800 ; m. Mira Ann Wellington, Nov. 22, 1832, at Acton, Mass. 
8hc was b. at Littleton, Mass., May *^0, 1801) ; d. Lincoln, Mass., 
¥vh. 21, 1801). lie d. at Lincoln, Mass., March 3, 1865. 
They had eight children : 

I. Lkonakd Alfuki), b. Sept. 6, 1833, Lincoln, Mass. 

II. Gkokuk Hknry, b Feb. II, 1835, Lincoln, xMass. ; m. 1st, Martha S. 

Brooks, at Lincoln, Mass., Nov. 15, 18(>0, wlio d. at Lincoln, Mass., 
,Inne 28, 18(>3; ui. 2(1, Emma L. Stone, Weston. Mjiss., Nov. 28, 
18r»7, by whom he had two children: 1. Lillian Mira Hoar, b. 
March 13, 1873, Lincoln, Mass.; tl. Jan. 27, 181M>. 2. a^'onje Wen- 
dell Hoar, b. Aug. 30, 1889; d. Oct. 9, 1892. Lincoln, Mass. 

III. CnAULKs Hoar, b. .July G, 183(J, Lincoln, Mass.; d. Jan. 17, 1842. 
Iv. MiUA Ann Uoau, b. Oct. 28, 1837, Lincoln, .Mass. ; d. March 8, 1857. 
V. John Hoak Wiikklkk, b. May 27, 1839, Lincoln, Mass.; in. Julian 

A. Maynard, New York, Oct. 17, 1805. Two children were born 
to them; 1. Leonard Sumner Wheeler, b. Aujj. 25, 1866. New 
York; m. Mabel Kemp, Fel). 9, 1893, New York. Their children 
are: (1) Mabel Alexia Wheeler, b. Nov. 21, 1893, New York. 
(2) Krmp Maynard Wheeler, b. Sept. 20, 1890, New York. 2. 
Frt'd Mmjnard Wheeler, b. Jan. 17, 1870, New York. 
vl. Bknmamin Fkanklin Hoar (chanijed to Wellinicton), b. May 28, 
1842, Lincoln, Mass.; m. Mary F. Fatten, May 3, 1870, San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. They have one child : Edith Wellington, b. Sept. 8, 
1879, San Francisco, Cal. 
tU. Mary Elizabktii Hoar, b. March 5, 1844, Lincoln, Mass.; m. 
Horace W. Parmenter, Oct. 17, 1805, Lincoln, Mass. He d. .April 
19, 1870, Lowell, Mass. They had two children: 1. Hattie May, 
b. May 29, 1807, Boston, Mass. 2. Horace WfUimjton, b. Sept. 10, 
1808, Liiicoln. Mass. 
viil. Hattik Aiiklia Hoar. b. June 30, 1840, Lincoln, Ma^s. ; m. George 
Bassett Howard, M. I)., L<»well, Mass., June 2, 1880. He d. Nov. 
13, 1893, Watervllle, Maine. 
TOL. LIV. 11 

152 Wilh of the Shermans of Yaxley j Eng. [April, 

8. Fbanklin Hoab Wheeler, b. Lincoln, Mass., April 3, 1807 ; m. 
May 3, 1836, at Brattleboro', Vt., Elizabeth Pomerby, dan. of 
Phmeas Ashley Pomeroy and Elizabeth Moore. She d. July 31, 
1881, having had five children : 

I. Eunice, b. April 7, 1837; d. March 11, 1838. 

ii. ASHLET POMEHOY, b. Dec. 20, 1841 ; d. Sept. 2, 1849. 

iil. Mary Elizabeth, b. Brattleboro', Vt., Jan. 4, 1846; m. Oct. 28, 
1869, James Dalton, Boston, Mass. They have one child : Stella 
Pomeroy, b. Brattleboro*, Vt., July 30, 1870; m. Aug. 19, 1896, 
Richard Elwood Dodge, Wenham, Mass., b. March 30, 1868; 
graduate Harvard College, 1890. Two children have been bom to 
them: (1) Stanley Dalton Dodge, b. Oct. 23, 1897. (2) Margaret, 
b. Sept. 8, 1898. 

Iv. Ashley Pomeroy, b. Jaly 16, 1860; d. March 23, 1865. 

V. Frank Pomkroy Wheeler, b. Brattleboro', Vt., March 7, 1858; 
graduate Cornell University 1874; m. April 12, 1888, Elizabeth 
Trlmlngham Keese, who was b. Baltimore, Md., Jan. 10, 1852, dau. 
of Ralph Francis Trlmlngham, Bermuda, and Ann Brine. 


[Continued from page 69.] 
Communicated by a Descendant of Capt. Joun Shebman. 

John Sherman of Yaxle^ 10 August, 1504, proved IS December, I6O4. 

I bequeath my soul to Almighty God, our Lady Saiiit Mary and to all ye 
holy company of heaven. To be buried in the parish yard of our lady of 
Yaxle aforesaid. 

To the high altar of said church for tithes forgotten, or too little paid, 
three shillings four pence. To the reporacion of said church, oue comb of 
malt and three bushels of wheat. To the gilde of Saint Thomas in Yaxly 
aforesaid a cow. To the reporacion of ye church of Dysse eight bushels of 
malte and four bushels of wheat. 

To Agnes my wife for her life, my tenements in Yaxley called Hobbes, 
with all the land, both free and bond thereto appertaining, and a close called 
tilers close. Also to Agnes my wife for her life my tenements in Yaxley 
wherein I now dwell with all the land, both free and bond and other appur- 
tenances thereto belonging, or else my tenement in Dysse, with appurte- 
nances (except a close called Elmswell) at her choice. The other tenements 
to be let by my executors " to ffynde w* my children " and pay my debts, 
and then to my son Thomas at the age of twenty two. 

If my wife dies before my son Thomas becomes twenty two, then said 
tenements and lands which she held for life to be let by my executors until 
my son Thomas becomes twenty two and then Thomas to have them, he 
paying to his sister Margery when she comes to the age of twenty two years 
ten pounds. 

If my said daughter Margery decease within the age of twenty two years, 
then I will the said Thomas shall provide a priest a year to sing for my 
soul, and my friends souls, and another priest another year at his most ease. 

1900.] Wilh of the Shermans of Yaxley, Eng. 153 

If Thomas my son decease within the age of twenty two years then all 
the above named tenements and lands shall be sold by my executors, and 
Margery my daughter, if she live, shall have to her marriage twenty 
pounds, and the residue to be disposed by the discretion of my executors. 

Also I will that if Thomas my son and Margery my daughter at the age 
of sixteen years will not be content and ruled by my executors for their 
" fyndyngs " then Thomas my sun to have towards his said findings of my 
executors every year twenty six shillings eight pence, and the said Margery 
yearly thirteen shillings, four pence, until they come to the age of twenty 
two years. 

And I wDl that a close called Emswell in Dysse afore excepted be sold 
by my executors to the performance of this my testament. 

To Thomas my son at twenty two years, four quarters of barley and a 
cow. To Margery my daughter at the said age of twenty two years, eight 
comb of barley and a cow. 

To Robert my servant, eight bushels of barley. 

To each of my godchildren, twelve pence. 

Moreover I desire and require Mr. Thomas Jermyn of Rushbrooke and 
others being feoffees of trust to my use in all above named tenements and 
lauds, as well free as bond with all their premises, make estate and surrender 
of the same when they shall be required, according to this my testament 
and last will. 

The residue of all my goods and chattels before not bequeathed I give to 
my executors to dispose for my soul and my friends as shall seem to them 
best and most pleasure to Almighty God and profit of my soul. 

'SVy said wife and Thomas Fullen, my father in law, to be executors. 

ProvtHi at Norwich, 12 Dec, 1504, and commission issued to executors 
named. Norwich Consistory Court. (42 Rix.) 

Will of Thomas Sherman (Bucke 3^'), P, C. C. 20 January, 1550, 'proved U] 

Dec, 1551. 

\i\ the name of God Amen. The XXth daye of January in tlie yere of 
our Lord Go<l, 1 thousand fyve hundreth and fyftie and in the fourth yere 
of tlie reiirn of our s()verei«^nie Lonle Kinjre Edward the Sixt. 1 Thomas 
Sherman of Yaxh»e in tlit^ Co. of Sufl'olk and in tlie diocese of Norwicht^ 
lK.*inir in good niynde and j)erfytt renienibrance make this my testament and 
last \>ill in manner & forme hereafter following;. 

First I bequeathe my suule to Almightye (iod and to all the holy conipanv 
in heaven. 

My bodye to be buryed in the clnirche of Yaxlee aforesaid yf it shall 
please (i<xi that I shall departe in the towne of Yaxlee aforesaid or els in 
su<'he place where yt shall please ( Jod to call me. 

Item. I *rive to the hiidi aiilter of the seyd churche for my tithes for- 
;;otten or to letill paide three shillin<rs, four pence. 

Also I l)e(|ueath«» and will have dell and «;evyn to the poor people within 
the Towne of Yaxlee six shilliiiixs eight pence. 

Also to the jM)or |)eople within the towne of Eye tenne shillhi<^s. 

Also to the [)oore people of the towne of Thrandeston liurgate Diss and 
Koydon three rthiUin«:s, four pence. 

AKo 1 bequeatlie to Jane my wief my niessuajjjes wlKjrein I dwell with 
all other my messuages, lands, tenements, nieadowys, j)astures, woodes, 
weyes :uid herditaments in Y'axlee and Eye aforesaid, lying and being on 


Wills of the jShermans of Yaxley t Eng, [April, 

queathed nor no other legacie or bequest in this my Test and Last Will con- 

Also I will yi any of all ray children t^hall make eny snte trobyll or eleym 
to or for eny nianer of landts tenements or other thini^ or things contrary 
to this ray Test and last Will in disturbance of this my said last will then I 
will thut ony &uehe ehilde or i hildren »o cleymin^f any parte or parcel of my 
landes tenements or ;L,^oodefl oilier than I have to them seventlly ^ven or 
assiinied by this my lasit Will, shall have no parte nor parcell of eny legacie 
or heqiieat to them or eny of them given or bequeathed making any suche 
trohyll or cleym contrary to this ray Test, and last will, but suche legacie and 
bequest to be at the dy8|iosieion of myne Exors. 

And as conceruyunf the thirde parte of my manners of Royden and Roy- 
den TtLft with appurts in Hoyden and Bresinghimi, and all my lands tene- 
ments, meadowes, pastures^ woodes, weyes with revercions and heredita- 
ments in Hoyden, Hryaingham and Dysse in Co. of Norfk with all my 
messnage.M, lands, tenements* meadones, pastures, woodes, weyes, etc. lying 
or being in Yaxlee, Ttirandeaton and Lytell Tlioruham in Co, SutTk, to- 
gether with the Hevercion of all the aforesaid landes, tenements and here- 
ditamenti? in Yaxlee and Eye aforesaid, after the decease of Jane my wief 
which I have heretofore in this ray said last Will geven and assigned to Jane 
for kTme of her life except only such lantls and tenements in Dysj^e and 
Brese worth afuresai<l» which T have heretofore geven and assigned to 
Fraunces my sonne» I give and bequeatfi them holy to Thomas my scmne 
antl to his hey res and asagns. 

Also I bequeathe tii Robert Woodcroft 1 0£ to be payd when he comythe 
age of twenty two years yf lie he rulyd and orderyd by myne exors. 

And all the ReBidue of my gondes cattells debts mony jdate and all my 
other goodes as well moveable as not moveable I put them lii>ly to the good 
disposieion of myne exors. to the perfonnance of this my te^t. and last wyll 
and to the bringing up of my children being within age untill they come to 
the age of twenty one yeres, I ordtyn an<l make Hol>ert Kene of Tliran- 
deston gentleman and Thomas my sonne myne exors. 

And the said Kol>ert to have for his labors and paynes twenty shillings. 

And supervisors of this my test, and last will, I shall desire and requyer 
Henry Bedyugfeld, Knight, to be one to whom I give for his payne and 
favor for and in eyding of my Exors- with Ids good councell and assistance 
fourtie shillings. 

By me, Thomas ^Sher^nan, 
Witness, John Whethyngham 
Edward Torrdd 
William Eglyu, vicar of Yailee- 

Proved at London IG day of November 1551 by the oath of Thomas 



James Sherman of Taxlej/, Su^ofl\ 14 Jammry, 167 4^ proved 25 Sept, 1577 > 

To be burieil in the church of Yaxley, To the poor mens box. 

To Bridget, my daughter, fifteen jwunds at the age of twenty one and 
three sylver spoones. 

To Marie, my danghter, six pounds thirteen shillings and four pence at 
the age of twenty one. 

To Francis, my son, six pounds, thirteen shillings and four penc«. 

1900.] Wills of the Shermans of Yaxley y Eng. 155 

Also I bequeathe to Anthony my sonne fourtie poundes to be paide when 
he cometh to the age of twenty two years. 

And if it shall appere to myne executores at the said twenty two yeres 
that yt shalbe more for the profyt of the said Anthony to have an anuuitie 
of fourtie shillings by yere, than to have the fourtie poundes, then I will 
Thomas my sonne to have the said fourtie poundes and to make the said 
Anthony a good sure and sufficient annuitie of forty sliillings yerely, going 
out of my landes sumetyme Wrenys lying in Yaxlee aforesaid, payable at 
two termes in the yere by even porcions for terme of lyfe of the said 

Also I give and bequeathe to Fraunces my sonne and to his heyrcs, my 
the cast landes meadowes pastures and hereditaments lying in Dysse in Co. 
Norfolk, which I late bought of John Waren of Disse. 

And also that all my Landes pastures hereditaments with appurts lying 
in Brese worth in Co. Suffolk, when he arrives to the age of twenty two 

And I will that myne Exors. shall have and take the profytts of the said 
messuages landes and other the premisses untill the said twenty two yeres to 
fynde said Fraunces to Scole and other lemyng. 

And the overplus of the profytts of the said messuages landes etc. to goo 
to the fynding of Bartholomew and James to scole untill the said twenty 
second yere. 

Also I bequeathe to the said Fraunces when he come to the age of twenty 
two yere fyve poundes. 

Also I bequeathe to Bartholomew my sonne fourtie poundes to be payed 
at twenty two. 

Also I bequeathe to James my sonne fourtie poundes at the said age. 

And if it shall fortune any of my said sonnes to dye before they have re- 
seyved their legacies or bequ(;st of money then I will that their parte or 
partes be equally devyded amonge the residue of my sonnes then being 

Also I bequeathe to eche of my godchildren twelve pence. 

Also I l>e(jueathe to my syster Lokwood an Annuitie of Twentie shillings 
yerely, to be paide by Thomas my sonne his exors. or assgns at every halfe 
yere tenne shillings after my decease during her life. And if it fortune the 
said twenty shillings or any part thereof to be un paide at any of the said 
half yeres wliich yt ought to be paid Tliat then I will my said syster or her 
assgns shall enter and dystrayn into my messuages and closes called Bukkys 
Le<le or carry away and withhold untill suche tyme my said syster and her 
assgns be fully satisfied content and payde as well as the said Annuytie of 
twenty shillings its of tlie Arrerage of the same or any parte thereof witli 
her resonable costs and charges susteyned for the same. 

Also I lH*<|ueathe to eche of my sisters children nowe being maried tenne 
J»lullings and to eche one of my said syster's children now(^ onmaried twenty 
shillings to be paid at their daye of manage yf they be maried before they 
come to the age of twenty two yeres or ells to be })aid to eche of them at 
their said ages of twenty two. 

Also I will that yf Janne my wief at any tyme hen^after cleym aske de- 
mann<Ie or sue for any Dowry to have of all my Maimers, Lands and Tene- 
ments and other the j)remis8es or ells disturb or sue for any parte or parcell 
of eny other thing contrary to this my Test, and last Wyll, Then I will my 
said wyfe to have no parte or parcell of any of all my foresaid messuages 
landes and tenements and other the premisses to her before given or be- 


l^ilh of the S/ietinans of Yaxley ^ Eng, [April, 

Item I will and bequeathe to the por^ of Roydon three ahiliingB and 
four peDce. 

Iteni. I bequeathe to the pore of Dbse (three Bhillhig^ four pence) and 
of tbia uiie lyf*t will and tcfitament, I make ordaine and eonstitute my Wieffe 
and my Sdbir' Winiura my fnll Ext en tori; lo whom I beqneatbe all mje 
good*; and diattels moveables and niimovtjablea, all my bout^fhold Btuffeand 
all ihiii^s T;\hatsoevfT, all wbidi goodn, chattels, hoysehold &tuffe and come 
and other things whati?oever I will shal W praustd bycertaiue houejst men, 
theye beingi" so j^rajsed I will that ail my debts whatsoever ehall Ix^ by 
them jaiyd and discharged, my debt» beinge so discharged ] will that the 
overjduhse of those gouds »f) praised, yf anie ther be shall be dcvided 
amonge my Wief antl children equal lie by even portione. 

And of this my will 1 appointe my brother Thomafi Sherman overseer. 

Also 1 bequeathe to the pore of the towne of Yaxley three shilUnga, 
four pence. 

IN WITNESKE WHEREOF to thlfl my will I have set mj hand, dated 
the dayeand yere above written red subficribed and delivered in the preaenoe 
of mee 

Thomas Blake, and of mo 

Nicholas Sherman, and of 

R ol >erl Ry ch an Ison. 

Proved 18th January, 1582 (ie 1583). 

William Sherman, 1583. 

The 2Bth Maie, l()f^H and 2fnh Elizal>eth, I William Sherman cittizen 
and grocer of London and now inhabiting in Ipswich in Co. Suffolk. 

I give and btqueath lo every of my childrt*n that is to say. To Richarde, 
William, Elij-abeth, Margarett, Fayihe and Amy Sheiman one hundred 
pounds apece to be paid by my Eitrex. as they come of ag^^ or marry- In 
event of death of any one of them, their ponion to be divideii among sur- 

To poor of pariiiih of St. Olave Southwark in Co. Snrrey 40 shillings. 

I remitt, release and fttrgyve unto my brother Henry Sherman all such 
debU that he oweth me. 1 bequeathe him a Ringe of gold, value 40 

To my other l>rethren Tliomas Sherman, Richard Sherman, Fraunces 
Sherman and Kartholomew Sherman, each a Riuge worth 40 shillingn, or 
40 shillings in money. 

To everye of my said brothers children and to the children of my brother 
John Sberinan and Anthony Sherman tenn shillingfi apece at 21 or marriage. 

Item. Whereas Mrs. Smythe Llodmother to my daughter Elizabeth did 
give 3 pounds shillings H jjence I will it shall be paid her by my Kxirex- 
at age of 21. 

Item. I give and l)equeath to Christefi Hospitiil in London to use of 
poor children there 40 shillings. 

To the poor prisoners of tlie country Gayole of Ipswich 20 shillings. . * • 
To the poor of the parish of St. Stephens Ipswich 20 shillings. 

To my nephewes James Limy, Thos. Lany, Benjamin Lany and Aslack 
Lany rings of 10 shillings. 

To my sister Lanye of Cratfield, ring 13 shillingB 4 peuc6» 

To John Bate my kinsman, ring 20 shillings. 

1900.] Wills of the Shermans of Yaxley, Eng. 159 

To my uncle John Waller,* ring 20 shillings. 

Item. I will that my Extrix. pay yeariy for ten years 10 shillings to the 
use of the poore people of Yaxlee in Co. Suffolk. 

To Thomas Harvye my apprentice 5 markes '*• when he shall paie me the 
Debte he oweth me upon certen bonds." 

The Residue of my goods, plate, money, jewellry, ymplements, etc. (my 
ease of certain meadows in Eye, Co. Suffolk only excepted) I give and be- 
queath to Faythe my well-beloved wife towards bringing up my children in 
vertue and godlyness. My wife to have said meadows in Eye for life, and 
at her decease to go to William my youngest son. If he die before lease 
ends then it to remain to Richard Sherman my second son and his assigns 
for ever. 

My wife Faithe to be sole Extrix. 

Overseers : My trustie friends John Lanye of Ipswich, Co. Suffolk, my 
nephew Richard Denman, citizen and grocer of London and John Sherman 
of Bramford my brother. To each 6 pounds 1 3 shillings 4 pence. 

To the intent that my Extrix perform my will to the full especially to my 
children my will is that my house in Ipswich with the appurts. which I lately 
bought of John Waller shall be sold by my Extrix by advice of my over- 

And touching the disposition of my lands, etc. 

First I give and bequeath to Faythe my wife (for and in recompence of 
her Dower of all my lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever) all 
those my lands tenements, manners, rents, etc. situate in Horham Allynton, 
Eye, and Yaxlee or elsewhere in Co. Suffolk, for her life and at her death to 
remain to John Sherman my eldest son and to his heirs male. In default 
of such to Richard Sherman my second son and his heirs male. In default 
to William Sherman my youngest son and his heirs male, and failing these 
to my right heirs forever. 

Also to said Faythe my wife all my copye and customarye lauds, tene- 
ments and hereditaments in Yaxlee and Eye for life. At her death to 
William Sherman my yount^est son and his heirs forever. 

To John Sherman my eldest son all my lands, tenements and heredita- 
ments in the County of Lincoln to him and his heirs male forever. In de- 
fault, to Richard Sherman my second son and his heirs In default to 
William Sherman my youngest son. Provided no attempt be made to 
alienate such land — if so that one son to lose all benefit of my will, ** as if 
not namt^ or thought upiK)n." By me William Siieuman. 

Witnesses : John Ollyver als vytar 

William Fysher and William Berreg. 

** Item. I will that my brother Fraunces Sherman shall this yere have 
the fourcroppe of three acres of meadow in Eye for 20 shillings, and every 
yere after this the fourcropp of three acres of meadowe for 13 sliillings 4 
pence the yere during his life, soe as he will make me and my Extrix. a 
clen* dis<'harge of all Reconinge between us, for I am pers waded in con- 
science that lie is rather in my debt than I in his.'* 

ThLs was written after the publishinge of this will in the presence of me 
John Waller. 

Proved 9 August, 1583, by oath of Faith Sherman, 

relict and Extrix. 

(Rowe 40.) 

•In the Waller Pedigree in Visitation of Suffolk, 1561 (p. 75), it is stated that Jano 
Waller married Thomas Sherman of Yaxley, and this bequest to ** mjr undo John 
Waller " confirms the Visitation Pedigree. 


Wills of the Sftermans of Yaxley ^ Eng. [Aprils 

Richard Sherman. Will proved 9 May, 1581. 

The 21st January, iu the 2Ilth Elizabetli. I Richanl Slierninn of Disse ia 
Co. Norfolk, geiit. To \w huried iti church of Disse or ebewhere. 

Firat. I *i^ive and ht*(|ueadi to twelve poor peo|ili^ of I )i8se o pounds "for 
thiiir releife to contynue for ever yssuing and goin*,? out of ray hrewhousein 
Dist^e ill manner following ** : two ahillingi* weekly to be paid in money or 
else in bread on every Thursday and on every Sunday. If any one of the 
12 die s^orae other person to be chosen. 

Item. To my pephmv Tlioinas Hherman of Palg^rave 20 pounda. 

To my godsonne Richard Sherman son of said Thomas 10 pounds. Also 
my eloBe lyin^ in Bressin^ham holden of (he Man nor of Hoydon Hall by 
copye. To hnve ^m\ to hold to Kjud Riehard anil his heirs forever. 

To my nephew Thomas S henna n of Disse, my brother Henry Sherman's 
Bonne 5 ponnds* 

To Lamnell Lane 10 pounds. Aud to Agnes Archer 10 pounds. 

To Jaoob Lane 5 p on nils. 

To William Cleveland 40 shilliu"^* and if said William die then it to be 
divided among his hrotliers and sisters. 

To my nephe^v Nicholas Sherman all my house?*, orehards and wyndmill 
wdtb house thereto belonging, and a elosKe with tiinlwr yanle adjoiniaj^ of \ 
acres, more or leas, lying and being in Disse, So a:? Margaret my w^ife is 
to have the premisses with all prolittis during her life. At her deatb to re- 
maine to said Nicholas and his heirs forever. 

To my neeee Margarett Goffe 20 shilliiigs. 

To my neew Elizabeth Sherman 20 shil lings , 

To my nephew .Tames Shernjan 20 ehillings^ 

To Agnes Brook sen"",, Joane Brooke, Anne Brooke and Elizabeth 
Brooke 40 ghillings amongftt them. 

Tr» Beatrice Shrrmian 40 shillings, and to her brother Robert Sherman 40 
8 billings to be paid by my nephew Nieholas Sherman. 

To said Nieholas all the furniture and neeesKaries now in my Brewhouse. 
Also all litHljitedds, eubbordes, ete. and tliree Dauske chests with ihx? locks 
and keyes l>elonging now in my dwelling house at Disse. My wife to take 
two of the five chests at her choiee. 

To Margaret t my wife my bedding i.e. all fetherbeddB, ooverlett-s* blan- 
quetts, etc. with all Linnen^brasHe, pewter spi Us, dripping paimes, cobyrons 
and ray meat. To said JIargarett the Lease of the house in Loudon with 
all the h on sell old stuffe thereunto belonging. 

My wyndmill with house and yard adjoining be sold by my Exors for 
payment of legacies. 

Margaret my wife to be sole Extrix* My nephew Thomas Sherman of 
Palgrave to be aupervisor. 

To Thomas Carter 10 ghillbgB for making will. 

To my nephew Nicholas Sherman all timber and stone now in yarded to- 
wards reedifying houses. 

Memorandum, that tliis my last will was interlaced by my consent this 
10th day of February, By me Richard Shkrsian* 

Witness : Flenry Wiseman, minister of Disse* 
Proved 9 May, 1587. (Spencer 73.) 

John Sherman. Will proved 21 Nov, 15S7. 
The 2r)th March in 20th Elizabeth, I John Sherman of Ipwich in Co* 
Suffolk, gent. 

1 900. ] Wills of the Shermans of Yaxley, Eng. 161 

First, I give and bequeath to Margarett my wife the best fetherbedd and 
Boolster that is in the Parlour wherein I did now lye, two blanketts and 
one covering of Tapestrye, one little silver salte with a cover, six silver 
spoones, one pair of my best sheets, two pillowbeeres, two f ether pillowes. 
To my son James Sherman 70 pounds to be paid by my £zor. within a 
year of my decease and is in discharge of his broUier Robert Sherman's gift 
To Elizabeth Sherman my daughter 70 pounds to be paid in year in dis- 
cbarge of her brother Robert's gift. 

I forgive Robert Toulson and Jane his wife my daughter all debts due. 
To Cicely Markall my servant 10 pounds in discharge of all debts to her 
from me. 

All residue I bequeath to Nicholas Sherman my son to him, his heirs and 
assigns forever. I make said Nicholas my sole Exor. 

To Richard Dawtrye 20 shillings for his paynes in writing this my will. 

To the poor of Bramford 1 shillings. 

To the poor of St. Mathewes parishe 20 shillings. 

John Sherman. 
Witnesse : Raphe Morrisse 
Oliver Cowper 
Richard Dawtrye 
Proved 21 November, 1587, by oath of Nicholas Sherman. 

(Spencer 73.) 

Francis Sherman, 
T, Francis Sherman of Blownorton in the Co. of Norfolk, gent. 21 Oc- 
tober 44 Eliz. (1602). My body to be buried in the chancell where God 
shall caII me. 

To the poor of Yaxley 20 shillings. 

To j>oor of the town where God shall call me 20 shillings. 
To Edwarde Cuppledick gont. 10 pounds '* my good freiule to be payed 
him within halfe a year after my decrease." " Prayinge him to assist my 
Sonne in recoveringe suche debts as are owing rae." 
My Sonne Alexander Sherman* to be Exor. 

By me Franciscum Sherman. 
To Thomas Blancharde ray sorvante 40 shillinixs. 

And Whereas Nicholas Blancharde oweth me G pounds I forgive him 40 
shillings of that. 

To everye servante nowe in the house 5 shillings. 

By me Franciscum Sherman. 
(No witnesses.) 
Proved at London 27 November, 1 605, by 

Alexander Sherman. 

(Hayes 76.) 

Nicholas Sherman. 
I Nicholas Sherman of Romford Co. Essex gent. 21 November, 1620. 
Proved 18 January, 1620/1. 
To j)oore of Romford 20 shillings. 
To poore of Burnte Wood 10 shillings. 
To poore of parishe of St. Matthewes in Ipswich 10 shillings. 

• See Sherman Pedigree in Visitation of Suffolk, 1612, p. 164. 

Stockbtntlge Indians in the Revolution* 


To poore of towne of Bratnford in Suffolk 10 shillings. 
To Thomas Shermiin my sonue 50 pounds. 

To my daughter Elizabeth Lak 20 pounds, 

To ray daughters Thomasin Sherman, Anne Sherman and Mary Sher- 
man 40 pfiundH caclu 

To my sister Mar^arett Goffe widdowe 5 pounds. 
To Niclwlas El kin a and Lawrence El kins 20 shillings each. 
To Richard CoUins, Anne Thresher, Jane Collmes and Isabell 20 shill- 
ings each. 

My house at B ram ford tlie customary and freehold to be sold '* to the 
uttermost that may \m had for it *' to^vards payment of aforesaid legacies. 
If my son Nicholas Sherman refuse to join in the §ale then the same to re- 
main to said Nieholas for his portion and all the reHt of my freehold land at 
Bramford to be f^old by my Exor, lor legacies aforesaid. 
If any of my duughtera die, her portion to go to survivors. 
To my son Nicholas Sheriniin^s wife, one parccll guOt« Beaker and one 
par cell giiilte Boule. 

To Nicholas my son livery gowue, cloake, etc. 
To Thomas my son my other cloake, etc* 
To Hugh Lak my BidiJige C'oate. 
To Isabell ray wife 10 pounds. 

Overseers : My good freinds WilUam Fuller of Shenfeilde, my brother 
in la we and Richard P1ske of Komford. To each 20 Bhillings. 

AH residue to Nicholas Sherman my son, whom I make sole Exor. 
Witnesses ; Nicholas Sherman 
Hugh Bailey 
William Fuller 
Rich. Fi.sko, seriptor* 
Proved at London 18 January, IB20-L 
By oath of Nicholas Sherraao. 

(Dale 60 

Note.— *47ifp. page 68. lu the iirms of John Sherman of Wactou. granted In 
169G, *' Volant" should be Vulned or Vuluing. A pelican in heraldry 18 alwaja 
represented as Vulued or Vulniug, i. c- wouudlag her breast. 


By iBAAc J. GKEENWoorn A.M*, of New York City. 

During the winter of 1774—5 some of the Stockbridge Indians of 
Masaachuaette, then nmnbering about two hundred in all, enlisted 
under the leadership of Jehoiakim Mtohksin, a town eelcetman, vm 
BerkHbire tninute men. To these, April 1^ the Provincial Con- 
gress at Conconl sent, by Col. John Paterson, member frotn Lenox, 
and Capt. William Goodrieh,'^ an address explaining the situation of 
affairs, and directed that a blanket and a yard of ribbon be presented 

* ComTniuioned Maj 27f 177&. 

1900.] Siockbridge Indians in the BevoltUian. 163 

to each person that is or may be enliflted. Three days later, motion 
was made that Capt. Goodrich, who commanded them, may have 
liberty to augment his company to one hundred men, and that they 
be considered as Rangers. The captain was ordered to apply to 
Col. Paterson ; the matter to be settled by the field officers of the 
militia regiments from which the men should be enlisted. The In- 
dian chief Solomon, after the tribe had sat in council near two days, 
returned answer, April 11, by Goodrich, asking to be allowed to 
fight in their own Indian way, as they were not used to train and 
fight English fashion. The Provincial Congress at Watertown 
again wrote them, June 8, concluding : ^ If some of your young 
men should have a mind to see what we are doing here, let them 
come down and tarry among our warriors. We will provide for 
them while they are here." 

Meanwhile, Capts. W. Goodrich and Charles DeBell, having, as 
they said, consent of the general, applied to the Committee of Safety 
for assistance in enlisting two companies of Indians from the west- 
em parts of the colony. The matter was laid before the Provincial 
Congress, which body referred ^ the consideration of the expediency 
of such a measure " to a committee. 

June 21, some of the Indians who had enlisted for the summer 
directed a letter to the congress, desiring that the distribution of 
spirits among them, while in service,' might be restricted ; their 
names are given in American Archives, 4th S., vol. ii, col. 1049. 

An advertisement occurs in the Essex Gazette^ Aug. 17th, for 
Lemuel Allen of Ashford, Conn., who had deserted from Capt. 
Wm. Goodrich's company, in Col. Paterson's regt., Charlestown 
Camp, wearing a " blue coat with buff colour* Cuffs &, Lapels."* 

Having volunteered, with a number of others from the regiment, 
for Col. Arnohrs expedition up the Kennebec river to Quebec, 
Capt. Goodrich left the camp Sept. 13, the command of his com- 
pany doubtless devolving upon his lieutenant, David Pixley of 
Stockbridge, who afterwards attained the rank of colonel, and 
6ettle<l on a tract known as " Campbeirs Location," near Owego. 

In the Massachusetts Revolutionary Rolls (vol. 5G, 173), may 
be seen the following letter addressed 

"To the Committeo of Clothing for the Province of Massachusetts Bay. 

lie pleased to pay to John Sergeantt our Blanket and Coat Money 
which is entitled to us a^ Bounty for serving as Soldiers in the Army 
at Cambnd«;e th<* last summer and his receipt shall discharge the Colony 
from anv further demand from us. 
Stockbridge, February 27, 1776." 

I • Wc read that Capt. David Noble of Pittsfield, in Patcrson's rept., sold his lands 

I and put his men iu a unitbrin of blue coats, turned up with white and buckHkin 
i breerhes, and furiiislied them with 13'> stand of arniss — a number probably overstated. 
tMisdionary at the time to the Mohekuuuuk tribe at Stockbridge. 


Orderly Book of Sergeant Josiah Perry, [April, 

Then follow tliirtj-tw^o Indian names, headed by Jehoiakira 
Mtohksin, after which we have two attee tat ions to their truth, 

''Camp at Charles town, Mardi 12**^, 1776. 
This may certify that tliti within named persona were Soldiers in my 
lie^ameut and served as such in the Service of this Province last snimner 
uuttl ihey were dismisfled by his Excellency Gew^ Wae>hiii^ion. 

Attest JoRK Fatkrson, Col. 
Tlie&e IiKlians belonged to Capt. Goodrich's Company. 

Attest JoH?f Sargent. 

Their attachment to the American cause continuing, they desired 
to be further employed, a movement which was recommended, Jidy 
30, 177(j, by Gen. Washin^rton to the Continental CongrcBa, That 
body, l>y a resolution passed a few" days later, directed tlie general 
to em])loy as many as lie deenied expedient, and Timothy Edwards, 
Esq., Commissioner of Indian Affairs for the Xorthern Department, 
at iStockbridge, was instrncted, Aug. 7, to engage as mimy aa he 
could, giving them the privilege of joining either the northern de- 
partment of the Jirmy, under Gen. Schuyler, or of coming to Wash- 
ington's quarters at New York, 

During tlie fall an independent company of these Indians, under 
Capt. Ezra Whittlesey, was ported by Gen. Gates at the ^' Ty *' 
Saw Mills, with two regiments under CoL Samuel Brewer, and 
on Sept. 13 the men were ordered to wear bbie and red caps to 
distinguish them from the enemy's Indiana , w^ha were in large force 
under Sir John Johnson. 

About this time Gen. Washington thought the Stockbridge In- 
dians would be useful for scouting parties, and to this effect liis sec- 
retary, Kobt. II. Harrison, wrote Gen. Schuyler, from Harlem 
Heights, Oct* 18, 1776, adding: '* If the situation of affairs in the 
Northern army do not retjuire their continuance there." 

But the question of their usefulness or aid in that quarter was 
briefly decided in a letter of Oct. 22 from Col. Brewer to Gen, 
Gates, in which he recommends that they be discharged, '*" if con- 
sistent with duty," as it w^aa difficult to keep them in order. 


Contributed by MibsEi-len D. La-bneu tit' Thompson, Conn. 
[Ctmclwded ttom p«^ "dO 

Having setlled the daily niiuine ami pri>viiled for special emergencies, 
our book has fewer entries. Each day it makes re[)urt of Parole and 
Countersign; '*gnard8» as usual," and officers of tbe day. A weekly 
courtmartial is ordered — a nioathly report transcribed. Various minor 

1900.] Orderly Book of Sergeant Joaiah JPerry. 165 

matters require attention. It being found that the men preferred to work 
for the people of the surrounding country, on pretext that they had more 
pay for their labor, a special order confined all privates in the fort each 
morning during the hay season till a sufficient number of men was secured 
for getting hay for his majesty's use. A detachment was ordered to search 
the huts and houses of the inhabitants at gun-firing every evening, and 
soldiers found were to be brought into the *' pervous " of the fort, where 
they were to lie till further orders. Very stringent game laws were found 
needful, to keep the men from shooting at the expense of the King's am- 
munition. None were allowed to go out for that purpose without tickets, 
and not more than three of each company in a day. All shooting at game, 
either flying or sitting near the fort, was forbidden. 

S{>ecial service was required of the men in waiting upon sloops that came 
into the river — unloading and transferring stores. A wood party, with a 
fortnight's provision, under Captain Taplin, was manned and sent out. A 
scouting party, embracing two captains, four subs, four sergeants, two 
corporals, and 120 privates, with sufficient powder, balls and flint, was 
ordered to embark on the Schooner Monckton, Captain Macomb, which, 
after eleven days' absence, returned, " all well, without much success, ex- 
cept some plunder." 

As the season advanced, lamps and *' oyl " were found needful. Two 
lamps were allowed to the soldiers' barracks in the fort, and two for that in 
the spur. Another wood party of "a hundred rank and tile " and 14 days' 
provision, ordered to go down the bay as soon as Captain Doggett's sloop 
was ready for their embarkation. Although the general health of tlie gar- 
rison was good, and only three deaths had been reported, the quartermaster . 
was oniered, Sept. 28, to take a corporal and six privates to get the sick 
men on board the vessel that is to carry them to New England, and to put 
some go(Kl sweet hay on board for them to lay upon on their piLssu^^e. It 
was exj)ressly ordered that no masters of vessels in this j)lace j)resume to 
carry away any i)ersou except by permission of the couinuindin<r otlicer. 

It havin<x l>een reported that the soldiers had accustomed tliemselves to 
'*gamin«j: at cards " in their barracks, which kept them uj) lute at night 
and might exiM)se them to carelessness with their tires, such gaming was 
forl)i<lden, and otlicrers enjoined to use their utmost endeavors to suppress 
the >anie. 

Increasing insubordination among the men was manifested in the orders 
LisiUMl. Col. Frye, in an order that reads more like a remonstrance, bewails 
the ditliculties that beset the orderly sergeants ** by reason of the obstinacy 
of the privates," who refused to assist in unloading *' the vessels in his 
majesty's pay, for to fetch firewood," not only causing the King's money to 
be thrown away and their tidelity questioned, but entailing sutiering upon 
liis majesty's troops in the winter for want of tirewood, when by reason of 
great snow an<l severe weather they might not have it in their power to get 
aijy, and therefore instructed the ollicers to see that their men turn out sea- 
sonably for unloading each vessel as it arrives, "and not leave it to struggle 
between their orderly sergeants and obstinate privates." One-half cord of 
firewood per week was allowed to each chimney in use. 

Col. F'rye's forelxnlings of storm and severe weather were (juickly real- 
izcil. Nov. 4, he ref)orts tremendous gales of wind and surprising sea, 
scattering the wood that was corded upon the marsh, and causing much 
other damage. In December, the guards were ordered at all times, iis occa- 
sion re<|uir^, to help the train of artillery clean the batteries of the snow. 


Orderly Book of Sergeant Josiah Perry. [April, 

Information reaching tbe colonel that Thomas Lawrence, ftn Indian^ " h»d 
been seen coming out dntnk from the eoldiers* barracks, and as such prao- 
tices might be atteiider! wltlt fittiil cohBet|uenee8 to the Peace lately con- 
clnded with the Chief Siiehem of Acadia/' all members of the garriBon 
were cxj^resslv forhidrlcii to give any ludiait that entered the fort any sort 
of spirituous iiquor^ of any name or uature whatsoever. Suhsef|uent onlers 
forbade riittlei^ or ottier inhabitants within the command of the fort to 
give or sell any spirituous lifpiorK of any sort to the Indians except by per- 
niissioii from tlie conmianding otBcer. 

Ab the eoiHpiest of Canada went forward, the charge of the Freneli in- 
habitants brought new burthens and perplexities to our comtnander, Jan. 
19, 1760, sick and lame soldiers were brought out of the hospitid to make 
room for tbe French people who were stowed into huspitiil, vacant bar- 
racks and hut>8 **in mich nmniier as will be most for tht^ saving of fuel, 
which m like to fall short." Feb. 4, a list was ordered of all the French people 
BOW here* distinguishing l>etween the residents of different provinces ; also be- 
tween those that desired to return to their several places of abiHJe, and such 
al>le-bodied nn^n as could encamp in the wolmIs, where they could sujiply 
themselves with wood. In one of his prohx expuunder«» March 10, Col- 
Frye discusses tliu situation. By articles of submission to hi.s Britannic 
majesty, raiide by Mr. Manack and other principal men, for themselves and 
other French [jeople residing at Pettecondsack and Memoraincook, he had 
settletl a «|uantity of provision upon thcae people, taking the utmost care 
that it should not excecil the real necessity of these indigent people, and 
to prevent any supply going to such as remained obstiiiate — and some had 
the front to sipply for jiro visions to carry away who were sut^peetetJ of some 
scheme against bis majesty's interest, therefore ail wx-re forbidden to send 
provision out of the fort, or to supply applicants with more than they need 
for present subsistenoe. Again, ** some might l>e in pressing nce<l of pro- 
vision," who were possesseij of effects, such as cattle, horaes, sheep, swine, 
beaver, poultry, and other merchantable goods, llie commissary was in- 
structed to make entry of all these things, in order that they might judge 
who were proper subjects of charity and who ought to pay for their pro- 
visions. Tnuiing with the French and Indians for pottery, feathers or 
yaluable effects was strictly forbidden — but liberty given to purchase 
geese, ducks, partridges, hares and such like gaan?. Gen. Amherst, in 
grappling with the French problem, recoaimemled that the inhabitants 
from St, John's River he sent as prisoners of war to Europe ; hears that 
1200 might be collected at Fort Cuml>erLind, 

Ai the year of service drew near a close, the insiibordi nation of the gar- 
rison soldiers assumed a mutinous character. Gen. Amherst rejiorts to 
Gov, Lawrence, 17 May, 17t>0, that Jiotwithstanding the botinty that had 
been granted to these men, tfiey were iient on returning liome and cpiitling 
the fort, all but thirty-five threatening to go liy land. Our onlerly l>ook 
reports with much formality the following list of ** Loyal .Sokliei^ : " — 
William Daidap, doseph Wbiston, Fdward Welch, Henry Segar, Jonathan 
Harback, Daniel Hammond, Isaiah Tuffts, Jeffery Dunahoe, Benjamin MiJl, 
Josepli Allen, Thomas Bums tend, John Treet, George Ross, Nathaniel 
liand, Peter Bus[>ee, Alcx"^ !HcL>owle, Solomon Phyjis, Thomas Brayzer, 
James Pierce, Nathatnel Langson, Edmund Peiniey, John Boy son, John 
Brown, Joseph Savill, Nathaniel Harris — to which the good corporal ap- 
pends a hearty *• Amen." 

ll was orrlered that the men for bringing in woo<l and drawing provision 

1900.] Notes on the Oorham Family. 167 

into the store-houses should '< all he detached from the mutinous part of the 
garrison." A number of '* newly enlisted " were sent to take the place of 
deserters. Some arrangement was made by which the greater part of the 
disafiPected remained through the summer. Duties were the same as on the 
previous season — keeping guard, unloading and hauling stores, cutting 
wood, mowing the King's grass. Continuous laws were needed to restrict 
the sale of spirituous liquor. The inhabitants of the surrounding country, 
« taking such an unbounded liberty " in employing the soldiers for service, 
all were commanded to be in the fort at *' retreat," and sentries forbidden 
to allow any man to pass out without a written pass or ticket. Learning 
that some of the men took advantage of these '^ shooting tickets " to lay 
schemes to desert his majesty's service, the much-tried commander was 
obliged to restrict the use of tickets. 

With the expiring efforts of the French to regain their lost dominion. 
Fort Cumberland suffered its first alarm. Special orders were issued Sept 
9. The word to be passed to the sentries every ten minutes after tattoo- 
beating. Patrols to pass hourly every night around the huts and hospitals. 
The royal train of artillery to keep on duty at night one lieutenant, one 
gunner, four matrosses ; no lights nor fires allowed either English or 
French ; no soldier allowed to sleep out of his barracks on any pretence 
whatever ; officers to hold themselves at the utmost readiness to take their 
posts at a moment's warning ; officer of the guard to give them notice the 
moment any enemy b discovered. The discharge of three cannon was 
settled as a garrison alarm by which all might know that an enemy had 
been discovered. 

Following this futile alarm our Massachusetts troops made ready for de- 
parture. The great reduction of forces necessitated changes in the order- 
ing of the garrison. Sergeants were made to do corporals' duty — guards 
reduced to as small a number as possible. On Sept. 20, the last entry was 
made in our Orderly Book. The muster rolls in Massachusetts Arcliivcs 
credit Caj)t. Jonathan Eddy's company with service from March 29, 1759, 
to Sept. 17G0. The companies of Captains Benjamin Holden, William 
Angier and John Taplin are reported on service till November following. 



Arranged by Georoiaxa Guild, of Providence. 

[The following statistics were originally compiled to refute cer- 
tain errors which have crept into print and should not be perpetuated, 
concerning the Providence line of the Gorham family. They have 
been enlarged in scojie to embrace more descendants and to include 
the Bristol branch as well. Acknowledgments are due to Mr. 
Frank W. Spraguc of Brookline, Mass., and to Mr. Henry S. Gor- 
ham of New York — both well known students of the Gorham 
family — for valuable cooperation in this publication.] 

VOL. LIV. 12 


Notes on the Gorham Family, 


Capt. John* Gorham (aeoond san of Ralphs soa of Jamu) was bom 

in Benefield, Eng. ; bapdzod Jan, 28, 16*21. He married, 1^43, Desire 
Howland, born at Plymouth about 1 62t3, daui^liter of John Howland and 
Elizabeth Tillev of the IMfiyflower. He waa buried at Swansea, Feb, 5, 
1675-6. She died at Barnstable, Oct. 13, 1683. 
For name** of children, see Register, voh 52, p. 358. 

2. Jabez^ GoKnA3i (fourtli son and seventh child of Capt John^ Gior- 
, ham), wii8 bom in Barnstable, Mass,, Aug. 3, 1656. He married 
Hannah Slnrgit* (**AVidow Gray "), daughter of Edward Sturgia 
of Barnstable and Yarmonth, (First child, Hannah, was born in 
1677.) They moved from Barnfltable to Bristol, R. I. He died 
between March 16, 1724-5, the date ol his will, and May 16, 1725, 
when his son, Isaac, gave a receipt for his portion of the estate- 
(gee below.) His wife died Oct. 17, 1736, (Gravestone record, 
Brewster cemetery,) 
Chiltlren : 

i. Hannah;* b. Dec. 23» 1677; d. March 28, 1682. 

11. Samukl, b. April 15, 1682; d- Nov. 24, 1735, «. 55, 

3. lii. Jabkz. b. Jaa. 31. 1083-4. 
Iv. SuOBAJ-t b^ April 12. 168l>. 

4. V. Isaac, h. Feb. 1, 16^9; d. 1739-40. 
vl. John, b, Nov, 8, 1600; d, Jauuarv, 1717. 
vlL Joseph, b, Au|?. 22, lGi»2; bap, Christ Church, Ertstol, Atjej, 11, 1H95. 
vlii. Hannah, b. Feb, 21, 16*J:}-4f bap- Christ Church, Bristol, Aug. 11, 


5. ix. Benjamin, b. Dec. 11, 1693 j d, 1771 or 1772. 
X. TnoMAS, b. Oct. 30, 1701. 


In the ceosns of Brielol in 168Q, Jabez^ Gorham Is mentloaed 
with wife and four children. 

The wiil of Jahez* Gorham is dated March 16, 1724-5. He calls 
himself *^ of Bristol, in the County of Bristol, in the Province of the 
Massachusettis Bay, yeoman *' ; naoK^s "wife Hannah," " eldest son 
Jabez Gorham,** eons Isaac, Joseph and Benjamin, " daughter Elijsa- 
beth, wife of Shobael Baxter," and grandsons Edward, William and 
Samuel Downs, Executors, "wife Hannah and son Benjamin."* 

On May 18, 1725, Isaac Gorham, **of New Haven, Colony of 
Connecticut,** gave a receipt for his portion of the estate of hia 
** father, Jabez Gorham, late of Bristol, dec*d."t 

On June 16, 1725, Joseph Gorham **of Fairfield, in the County 
of Fairfield, in the Colony of Connecticut in New England, oonl- 
wainer,*' gave a receipt for his portion of the estate of his father, 
Jabex Gorham.} Joseph married twice at Fairfield and has many 
descendants. Otis wrongly states that he "died without issue." 

September 7, 1732, "Hannah Gorham of Yarmouth, in the 
County of Barnstabie, seamBtress," fjuitclalmed to Benjamin Gor- 
ham of Bristol, '^ tanner/' all her interest in five acres of land in 

Deed recorded, SepL 12, 1732.§ Ben|amin was her son- 

♦ Tmuntoa Probate Records, vol. v., p. 75- 
+ Taanton Probate Kecords^ vol, vi., p. 189, 

iTftunton Probate Records, vol. vi , p. \^» 
Bristol Co> Di»triet Liuid ilccorda, voL xxi,^ p. 262. 

1900.] Notes on the Gorham Family. 169 

In the old burial ground in Brewster, Mass., is a stone to " Han- 
nah Gorham, wife of Jabez Gorham, died Oct 17, 1736." * 

These last two records show that Hannah Gorham, widow of 
Jabez,' had returned to Cape Cod after her husband*s death, signed 
the deed of 1732, and died there in 173G, outliving her husband by 
eleven years. 

3. Jabez* Gorham (Jabez,* Johri^), bom Jan. 31, 1684; died Nov. 21, 

1745t ; burie<i Nov. 23, 1745.t He married first, Leah .$ 

She died May 13, 1739§; buried from St. Michael's Church, Bris- 
tol. May 15, 1739.§ He married second, July 31, 1744, Mary 
MaxfieldlF; Int. March 30, 1744.1F Mrs. Mary Gorham and 
Stephen Smith, married Oct 13, 1763.|| 
Children of Jabez* and Leah : 

i. Samuel,* b. Newport, Nov. 27, 1707; buried Nov. 25, 1789. 

il. EuZABKTH, b. Newport, April 9, 1710; d. Aug. 28, 1726. 

Hi. Shubael, b. Bristol, March 29, 1713; d. Sept. 11, 1734. 

iv. Hann'ah, bap. Oct 27, 1717; d. July 27, 1802, sb. 85; m. May 80, 
1737, John Kinnicatt. 
(Leah, wife of Jabez, Jr., also Samuel, Shubael, Elizabeth and Han- 
nah, bap. Oct. 27, 1717, at Christ Church, Bristol, R. I.**) 

V. Mary, bap. Oct. 10, 1721, Christ Church, Bristol** ; m. May 30, 1788, 
Samuel Osborne. 

vi. Rebecca, bap. Jan. 5, 1723, St. Michael's Church, Bristol; d. March 
25, 1725. 

vii. Nathan, b. Bristol, Jan. 8, 1725-0 ; bap. Jan. 30, 1725-C, St. Michael's 

viii. Deborah, bap. Sept. 24, 1732, St. Michael's Church. 

Administration of estate of Jabez* Gorham given to Aaron Bonme, 
March 10, 

Otis, in his "Notes on Barnstable Families," tt confuses Jabez^ and 
Jabt'z.* The former, he states, " married twice, the motlier of his 
ten children being his first wife, Hannah." And again, " He was 
88 years of age when he marrie<l his second wife, Mary Maxwell." 

But Otis, himself, question e<l the fact of this second marriage, for 
he adds, " If the date of the marriage which I have is reliable, its 
accuracy may well be doubted." 

These long standing errors, as to the age and second marriage of 
Jabez,^ are proved as such l>eyond a doubt by the preceding records. 

5. Benjamin* Gorham (Jahez,* John^), born Dec. 11, 1695; died between 
Oct. 18, 1771, and Feb. 1, 1772.§§ Marrie<l Bethiah, daughter of 
David Gary, of Bristol. |||| She probably died before 175;5, when 

• ** Mortuarv Record from the Gravestones in the Old Buriil Ground in Brewster, 
Mms." Paa:e'R2. Division No. 7. By Chiirlea E. M:ivo. (1898.) 

t Arnold's V'ital Records of Rhode Island, vol. vi , p.' 133; vol. viii., p. 2*27. 

t .Jabez Gorham and "wife Leah'* sell land, Jan. 1, 1727-8. Taunton Itegister of 
Deed«, vol. xviii., n. 71. 

J Arnold's Vital Records, vol. vi., p. 136; vol. viii , p. 227. 

T Arnold's Vital Records, vol. viii., p. 206; vol. vi., p. 24. 

jj Arnold's Vital Records, vol. vi., p. 2-5, Bristol Marriages. 

•• Register, vol. xxxiv., p. 261. 

tt Taunton Probate Records, vol. xi., p. 113. 

;: Vol. i., p. 42.5. 

]5 Benjamin Gorham, of Providence, sella land to Esck Hopkins of N. Prov., Oct. 8, 
17.1. Deed acknowledjjed, Oct. 18, 1771. Prov. Deeds, vol. xx., p. 1. Will of Benja- 
min Gorham, dated May 14, 1764; sworn to by witnesses, Feb. 1, 1772. Prov. Wills, 
Tol. vi., p. 39. 

ili Benjamin Gorham and wife, Bethiah Gorham, of Bristol, sell land left to Bethiah 
bv ••her father, the late David Gary, of Bristol,** to Shubal Norton, of Bristol, July 9, 
1?26. Taunton Register of Deeds, vol. zvii., p. 153. 


Nates on the Oorkam Family, 

Benjamin signed a deetl alone.* 
!)am to si-ttle in Providence. 
Children : 

He was no doubt the first Go 

L Bknjamix,* b. Aug. 23» 1718, bap. Ang. 5, 1722, Christ Church, Bri 

iL Bkthiah, b. Oct 10, ; bap, Au^. 5, 1722, Christ Church, Bristol; | 

111* Jan. 19, 1738, Abner Brown of Frovklence. 

iiL Sakail b. Si'pt. 15, 1123; hap. Nov. 24, 1723, at Christ Church, Bris- 
tol; m, March 14, 1745» at Providence* Rowland Taylor. 

iv. EuzABKTn, bap. Jan. 21, I727-H, at Christ Chnrcli, Bristol; d. Sep 
3, 1785; m. Feb. 21, 1748, at Providence, Thomas Grainger, wl 
was b. Sept 23, 1725. 

T. Jabez. 

Ti. Samuel, 

vii. Jkmima, ni. Nov. 26, 1749, Joseph Owens. 

(For will of Benjamin Gorham,^ set* page 172.) 

6, Jabkz* Gorfl^m (Benjamin^* Jahez? John^). lie married Oct. 

1753, Abix^ail Field, born Jan. 27, 1730. daughter of Jeremkh and 
Abigail {Watt^rmari) Field. (The proof of this generation will be 
diBcns^sed later.) 
Children : 

7. i. Jabez.* b. July 15, 1760; d. May 27, 1802. 
ii. Samuki., in. May 10, 1807, Sarab Caldcr. 
iib John, baried Jan. 21, 175i^. 

^viU be 

7, Jabkz* Gorha-M (Jid^z,* Be7tjami\^Jahez,'^ John^)^hoTVi July 15^ 1760 ; 

died May 27, 1802; married Oct 26, 1783, Cathaiino IVler, bom 
November, 17G2 ; died March 29, 1807. ' ^ 

Children : ' 

h Hannah,* b. Feb. 1», 1784; d. May 12, 1833; m. June 29, 1803, Dem 

U. BKNJAMl^f, b. March 3, 1786; d. Nov. 12, I80I»; m. Oct. 20, ISOJl 

Emma AnRelL She m. 2d, Due. 26, ISH, Samuel Bloss. 
ilL Fiici.r^ b, July 27, 1787; d. nauie day. i 

Ir. Betiuah. b, March IG, 1789 j d. Sept. 8, 1821; m. Aug. 28, 180i 

William Comiitock. 
V. Sarab, b. Jan. 27, 17111; d. Aug, 21, 1791. 

8. vi. Jabkz, b. Feb. 18, 1792; d, March 24, 18(i9. 
vil. Cathakinic, b. Jane ao, 1793; d. Feb. 7, 1836; m. Dec. 24, 1810, Eno 

viii. JoHsri b. Jnne 4, 1795; d. Jan. 6, 1853; ra. Jan. 15, 1816, at Sml^l 

Held, E. L, Mary Mason^ 
ix. Sarah, b. Feb. 2, 1IJ»7; d. Doc. 4, 1824; m. Dec. 29, 1819. Samo^ 

X. WilliLm Field, b. April 30, 1798; d. April 23, 1804, 

The will of Jabez Gorham,^ dated May 2, 1802, appoints ** wil 
C*albarinc " and *' brother, Samuel Gorliam," executors. § 

April IC, 1810, Jabez Gorbam and Catharine Gorham, childrei 
of *hi\wz Gorham, lat« of Pro^idencr, chose Dexter Thurber, glial 
dian. lie was also guardian of Sarah and. Johuj children of 
Jabeas, under fourteen years of age.| 

• ProTiflcnce Register of Deeds, vol. jdii., p* 368. 
t KEniBTEn, vol. xxxiv.. p. 263. 
+ Will duteil Dec. 6, 1852, mentions " wife Mary a.nd nephew, John Gorham, 2*3 
(This was S. Jolin^.) Frov. Wills, vol, atvi., p. 511. 

JProvidrncc WillM, vol. ix., p, 62. 
Providence Probate Proceedings, vol. ii,, p. 29. 

1900.] Ifotes on the Gorham Family. 171 

June 3, 1810, Samuel Gorham, executor of the estate of '^ Jabez 
Gorham, late of Providence," signed a deed. Recorded, June 6, 

8. Jabez* Gorham (Jabez,^ Jahez,^ Benjamin* Jahez,^ John}\ born in 

Providence, Feb. 18, 1792; died March 24, 1869. He married 
first, Dec. 4, 1816, Amey Thurber, daughter of Samuel and Mehit- 
able (Dextt^) Thurber. She was born in Providence, Jan. 30, 
1795; died Nov. 26, 1820. He married second, April 16, 1822, 
Lvdia Dexter, daughter of Lewis and Lydia (Comstock) Dexter. 
She was born at Smithfield, R. I., Nov. 11, 1797; died Sept. 4, 
1873. The will of Jabez,« dated April 24, 1868, mentions "wife 


Children of Jabez' and Amey : 

i. Benjamin,' b. Sept. 24, 1817; d. Oct. 6, 1817. 

ii. Amanda, b. Dec. 11, 1818; d. March 17, 1897; m. Ist, May 14, 1838, 
William Gladding Price; child, William*; m. 2d, Nov. 28, 1842, 
John Clark Harris; children, Joseph, Jabez; m. dd, April 22, 1889, 
Benjamin Comstock. 
9. ill. JouN, b. Nov. 18, 1820; d. Jane 26, 1898. 

Children of Jabez' and Lydia : 

iv. Benjamin, b. Feb. 2, 1823; d. Dec. 6, 1823. 

T. Amey, b. May 7, 1824; d. Jan. 30, 1864; m. Dec. 1, 1845, Henry 

Abom Webb. Children : Harriet Baymond, Amey. 
vi. Susan, b. Jnly 3, 1825 ; m. Nov. 15, 1866, Caleb Farnam. 
Til. Charles Field, b. March 5, 1834; m. 1st, Feb. 27, 1854, Marlanna 

Towne; child, Ella; m. 2d, April 19, 1860, Catharine B. Yerrlng- 


9. JoiiN^ Gorham {Jahez^* Jahez^ Jahez^* Benjamin^* Jahez^ John^)^ bom 

in Providence, Nov. 18, 1820; died in Chase City, Virginia, June 
2*>, 1898. lie married, Sept. 4, 1848, his cousin, Amey Thurber, 
daughter of Isaac and Lucy (Brown) Thurber, born Sept. 1, 1827. 
(Isaac Thurber was twin brother to Amey, the first wife of Jabez.') 
Children, born in Providence : Lucy, Herbert Thurber, Amey 
ThurlxT, John Henry, Charles Isaiic, Jabez. (Of these, only the 
two latter are living.) 
Tlie mistake hitherto made ui this line occurs in the fourth generation, 
where Jabez* has been displaced by Benjamin*, born Aug. 22, 1718 (Benja- 
min,* Jabez,*^ John,^) who is claimed as the husband of Abigail Field. The 
late John Gorham^ of Providence, whose descent is given, accepted this 
error of the fourth generation, and claimed Benjamin* as his ancestor. 
The Boston Evening Transcript in its issues of Nov. 9, and Nov. 30, 1898 
(Genealogical Department) also makes this misstatement The Field 
Genealogy (^trs. Ilarriet A. Brownell), page 11, reiterates the same mis- 
take in the following words : " Abigail Field, born in Providence, Jan. 27, 
1730, marrie<l Oct. 7, 1743, Benjamin Gorham, son of Benjamin, son of 
Jabez, son of Capt. John Gorham of Gorhamburg, England, and Desire 
Howland who came to America in the Mayflower, ^^ 

Three errors are displayed in tliis statement: First, the date of mar- 
riatre, *' 1743,'* making Abigail thirteen years old at the time ; second, the 
substitution of ** Benjamin" as the husband of Abigail, for Jabez — as will 
be proved : third, the announcement that " Desire Ilowland came to Ameri- 
ca in the Mayflower." 

• Providence Register of Deeds, vol. xxxiii., p. 194. 
t Providence Wills, vol. xxii., p. 319. 


I^otes on the Gorham Family, 


The iirst error is m palpable that \i does not need tc> be discussed, und it 
seems superfiimui* to explain that Dt^sire llowland did not come over in tlie 
Majilower. (** Gt>rlmmbiirg'' should be Gorhambury.) 

In view of these authorilit^s it remains to support the claim of Jabez* by 
reliable references- The [jroofs are these : 

(1) Benjamiji' Gorham of Frovideiiio sells land to ** l>eloved soii^ Jaliex 
of Providence, for and in consideratioa of the sum of £100.^' Deed signed, 
Aug. 18, 175;3 ; acknowledged, March 25, 1754; recorded July 10, 1754.* 

(2) Benjumiii* Gorham of Providence, ** tanner and curler," sells a lot 
of land to his *^ son, Jabez Gorham, of said Providence, tanner/' " for and 
in consideration of the sum of £^100, well and truly paid by my son, Jabez/* 
Signed. April 8, 171*1 ; recorded, April 26, 1762.t 

(3) The will of Benjamin* Gorham mentions his son, Jabez, to w^hom 
he wills ** the dwelling house, where I now live/' It also mentions hiA 
daughters, Elizabeth Grainger and Sarah lrMii(»ple, and grands^uj, Stunuel 
Owen* To the latter he gives *^ a pair of silver buckleis that were his 
uncle's, Samuel Gorham." Jahez Gorham, sole executor. WiE dated. 
May 14, 1764; sworn to by witnesses, Feb. 1, 1772; recorded, May 23, 

(4) The marriage of Jahez'* Gorham to Abigail Field by Richard Water- 
man, justice, grandfather of Abigail, is recorded in vol. K p. 132, of the 
original MS. recordw of marriages in Providence. The handwriting of the 
entry is perfectly legible. Those unable to verify tlii^ statement by exan*^ 
ining the original records can do so by consulting Snow's ** Index of Births, 
Marriages and Deaths in Providence, 1636 to 1850/' pp. 174, lilO, 

(5) Jabez^ Gorham of Providence sells land to George Pay son. Deed 
signed by Jalicx Gorham and Abigail Gorham, ** wife of said Jahez Gor- 
ham/' Dec. 20, 17G3; acknowledged^ April 7, 1764; recorded, April 25, 

(G) Jahez* Gorham of Providence sells land to Benjamin Thurber, Aug. 
17, 1773. Deed signed by Jahez Gorham ** and wife/* Abigail Gorbam.| 
This is the last mention found in the records of Jahez and Abigail. 

It is clearly evident from the foregoing: First, that Benjamin* naakeft 
no mention of a son, Benjamin, or of any of his descendants, eilher by deed 
or will ; and second, that it was Jahez*, and not BtHijamin*, who married 
Abigail Field. Indeed, the only wonder is that such au error was ever 
incorporated in this line of descent luid that it has been so long uncontested- 
Tbere is, in fact, no other record of an Abigail Field who married a Gor- 
ham, in Providence or elbewliere. 

In this connection the following communication from Mr. Frank W. 
Sprague^ — ^who has himself examined all the eudenee submitted in thiB 
article — will prove viduable and suggestive : *' I have made a personal 
Bcan*1i at Bristol, Taunton and Providence, and there is absolutely no trace 
of Benjamin*, or of his children or grandchildrem We know that be wat 
born, but there is no record of him in Providence. I believe the truth 18 
that he died young and unmarried." 

In conclusion we sulijoin some notea of another branch of the Gorham 

• Provldouce Rcffister of Deerts, vol, xiii.j pp. 368, 36i9» 
t Providence Keifister of Deeds, vol. xvi., p. 179. 
t Providence Wills, vol. vi., pp. 38, 39- 
I Providence Kegiater of Dtjeas, vol. xviiL, p. 84* 
I Providence Hegister of Deeds, voL xz.^ p- U9. 

1900.] IfoUs an the Oorham Family. 173 

(Data supplied by Mr. Hbnbt S. Gobham.) 
4. Isaac* {Jahez,^ John,^), born Feb. 1, 1689 ; died, 1739-40 ; married first, 

Mary , who died Sept 11, 1716; married second, Aug. 6, 

1717,* Hannah Miles, daughter of Richard Miles of New Haven, 

Children of Isaac* and Mary, bom in Bristol : 

10. 1. Isaac* b. May 28, 1713; d. Dec. 1, 1760; bap.J July 10, 1716, at 
Christ Church, Bristol. 
U. Hkzkkiah, b. Feb. 1714-6; d. Dec. 16, 1716; bap. J July 10, 1716, at 
Christ Church, Bristol. 

Children of Isaac' and Hannah, bom in New Haven: 

ill. John. 

iv. Mary, b. Oct. 10, 1721. 

V. Timothy, b. Nov. 18, 1723. 

vi. Hbzbkiah, b. Dec. 6, 1726. 

vii. Samuel. 

viii. Elizabeth. 

iz. Hannah. 

Isaac* Gorham bought lands in New Haven, March 1, 1719-20. 
He is described as ^^ cooper." § He was admitted an inhabitant of 
the town, Dec 26, 1720. On May 18, 1725, he gave a receipt for 
his portion of his father's estate. See page 168 of Providence Notes. 
Administration on his estate granted to Richard Miles. Inventory, 
March, 1739-40. Isaac, eldest son, and seven other children 

10. Isaac* (Isaacy* Jabez,* John^)y bom in Bristol, May 28, 1713; died in 

Bristol, Dec, 1, 1760 ; married Oct. 19, 1742, Jemima Potter, daugh- 
ter of Hopestill and Lydia (Hubbard) Potter. She died Oct. 10, 


Children : 

i. Mary,* b. July 28, 1743; bap. Aug. 7. 1743, at St. Michael's Church, 

n. Hannah, b. Sept. 25, 1745; bap. March 17, 1748-49, at St. Michael's 
Church, Bristol. 
11. ill. Isaac, b. 1747; bap. March 17, 1748-49, at St. MlchaePs Church, 
Bristol; d. September, 1795. 

iv. Althka, b. 1751; bap. May 24, 1752, at St. Michael's Church, Bris- 
tol; (I.June 17, 1823; m. 1774, Gilbert Richmond, b. at Bristol, 
April 27, 1754; lost at sea March 19, 1782. (See Richmond Geoe- 

V. Lydia, bap. May 9, 1759, at St. Michael's Church; d. May 10, 1759. 

vi. William, bap. Dec. 9, 1759, at St. Michael's Church; shipwrecked 
at the Vineyard, Dec. 26, 1778, and perished with the cold. 

11. Isaac' (Isaac,* Isaac* Jabez,^ John^), born 1747; bap. March 17, 

1748-9, at St. MichaeFs Church, Bristol; died at sea September, 
1795, aged 48; married Sept. 4, 1774, Sarah Thomas of Warren, 
who died Feb. 25, 1835. 

• New Ilavcn Records, vol. i., p 89. 

t Will of Lieut. Richard Miles of New ITaven, dated Jan. 24, 1766. " The remainder 
»nd residue of my estate I give, devise and bequeath to my two daughters, Elizabeth 
Thompson and Mary Gilbert and to the heirs of mv daughter Hannah Gorham, de- 
ceased." (New Haven Probate Records, Book 8, p. 660.) 

t Register, vol. xxxiv., p. 260. 

J New Haven Town Records, Dook 5, p. 389. 

1 New Haven I^robate Records, Book o, p. 292. 


Notes on the Gorham Family, 


Children : 

1. Jemdia,* b. Ang. 2$, 1775; d. Nov. 7, 1798; m. Oct. I, 1797 (Int. 

Sept. 27, 1797), Nicholas Peck, b. May G, 17a2 j d. 1847* 
IL Isaac, b. 1777 ; d. lit sea Aiifj. 21, 1798, ee. 21. 
m. Sarah, b. May 17, 1780^ d, Dec. 16, 1869; m. Feb, 2, 1800, Nicholas 

Iv. Hannah, b. July 25, 1762; d. Aii^. I, 1846; m. Oct. 28, 1803 (Tot. 

Oct. 23, 1803), Lemuel Clarke Rictunood, b. Bristol^ Sept, 25, 1781 ; 

d. June 23, 1876. JI« was son of Gilbert ajid Althea (GorbAm] 

KicbmrjmL (Ricliniond Gen.) 
V. SgsAN, b. March II, 1785; d. Aug. 4, 1868; m. Nov. 8, 1807 (Int. 

Oct, 18, 18t)7), Abraham Hathaway of Raynhfino, Maits. 
Ti, William, b. July 10, 17S8 ; d. at sea Juoe 6, 1809, bg. 21. 

These six child re q were baptized Nov. 18, 1789, at St. Micbaers 
Church, Bristol. 
Til. Mary, b. Dec, 10, 1791 ; d. Sept. 26, 1881 ; m. July 9. 1814, Rev. John 

P. K. Heashaw, b. Jaa. 13, 1792, aitenv^ard^ BUhop of Rhode 

vUL RuTH,b. April, 1793; d. 1880; id. Feb. 8» 1815 (Int. Jan. 8, 1815). 

Dr. Jabez Holnies of Stouingtou, Ct, 
12. Ix. Amos Thomas, b. Aujj. 20, 1795; d. March 12, 1861. 

12. Amos Thomas' (lsaac\ Isaac*, Igaae^ Jahez^, Juhri^)^ born Ausf. 20, 
1795; died March 12, 1861; married Junv^ 18, 1820, Fimuy Riitan 
Saiidforti, died June 7, 1878, daughter of Ellery and Sally Sandford- 
Children : 

I. Sarah THOMAS^ b. Aug. 9, 1821 ; d. Nov. 10, 1898; m. May 31, 1857. 

William Mtimford Coit, who d. Jan. 31, 1895. No children. 

II. William Thoma8, b. July 23, 1824; d, Oct. 4, lg«0; in. Oct. 20, 1847, 

Mary T. Spencer, who d. March 4, 1870. Children ; William^ Met- 

rill and HfiUie. 
Hi. Isaac, b. Sept. 11, 1826 j d. Aug. 1, 1863; m. Dec 14, 1852, Julia F. 

Franklin, who d. Nov. 16, 1886. Children t /#aac, HobaHt JSmma 

and Eiizahetfu 
Iv. RiTTU HoLMias, b, Feb. 9, 1829; d. July 2, 1876. 
▼. Fmancis Thomas, b. July 2.'>, 1831 ; d. Nov. 20, 1886. 
vi. AMU9 Thomas, b. (Jet. 18, 1833 ; m. March 20, 1855, Mary E, Waldron- 

Childreri : Mary li. and EUzabfth 0. 
vii. LAFAYKTrK, b. Jan. 31, 1830; d. Oct. 7, 183d. 
viii. Wasionoton, b. Jnlv 2, 1838. 
Ix. Mary Hannah, b. Sept. 6, 1840; m. Nov. 26, 1872, Edward W. 

X. LaFaykttb, b, Feb. 26, 1843 j m. Oct. 25, 1877, EU^beth McNuti. 

Child : Amo9 6'andford, 
xl. Sandford, b. May 22, 1845. 


(1) Providence Retrister of Deeda. 

(2) Providence Wills. 
f3) Providence Probate Proceedings. 
i4) Tminton Probate Records. 
(j5) Bristol Co. Di.'^trict Land Heoofds at Tannton. 

(6) Col. John Gorham *s " Wiwt Book.*' Rboistee, vol. lii. (April, 1898). 
(7).Rbo[8TKR, vol. xxxiv., pp. 261, 263. 

(8) Gorham Fumiliea of yarmouth. RboisTRB, vol. lii., p. 357. 

(9) " Mortuary Itecord from the Gravestones in the Old Burial Ground in Brewster, 

(lOj Fiimtly Bible of Jabez Gorham.* In pofisossion of Mrs. Susan (Gorham) Far- 
num of Providence, 
f II) Amos Otis*s '* Gciiealoffical Notes of Bamitahio Families.** 

(12) Records of St. Michaers Church and of Christ Church, BrktoU R. L 

(13) Arnold's Vital Records of Rhode Island. 


(14) Family records, supplied by Mrff. Farnum. 

(16) Family records, supplied by Mr. V. G. Peck of Bristol. 

1900.] Edmard Benton and hit Descendants. 175 


Compfled hy R. D. Smtth and commanicated by Dr. Be&xabd C. Steixeb. 

1. Edward* Benton was one of the early settlers of Guilford, though 
not a signer of the Plantation Covenant. lie came possibly from Wethers- 
field or Milford, and was in the town as early as 1 643 ; the oath of a free- 
man wa0 given him. May 19, IGol. This shows that he was a church 
member. His home-lot was on the west side of the Green, and contained 
two acres. Other parcels of land owneil by him amounted to sixty-three 
acres. He never bore any considerable public office, and was not entitled 
to the prefix " Mr." He was a brother of Andrew Benton of Milford and 
Kartford, who died July 31, 1683, aged 63, and who had a large family by 
his wife Hannah Stocking. Ekiward Benton married Anne, who was 
buried Aug. 22, 1671. He died Oct. 28, 1680. In 1672 his list was 
£72. Is. His will, made Mch. 7, 1675/6, is of interest. It states that 
" as the holy Providence of God hath left the burden of a crippled child 
upon my hand to be cared and provided for, who may live and be burden- 
some after my decease, Zacheus Benton by name and that affliction is an 
intemi|)tion to the more ecjual distribution of my small estate amongst all 
my children, I do, therefore, give only the sum of 5 shilinigs apiece unto 
my five children " (not including Zacheus or ^Vndrew) and to " my son 
Zacheus Benton, I give a colt, which he shall choose. Item, I give to my 
son DanieFs widow a cow." " Lastly all the rest of my estate ** I give 
unto my son Andrew Benton, upon condition that he shall duly attend and 
provi<le for his brotht»r Zacheus Benton, during the term of his natural life 
with all necessaries of fooil and rayment, washing and lodging, suitable for 
him." Andrew is also nia<le executor. 

The children of Edward and Anne Benton were : 

Ei>WARD,= b. 1030; d. Feb. 19, 1097-8. 
Daniel, b. Kias; d. June 9, 1672. 
Andrew, b. 1639; d. Jan. 13, 1714. 

Hannah, b. Sept. 28. 1«40; m. Robert (?) Accerly or Akerlv. 
Maky, b. Feb. 2, 1641-2; ni. Dec. 6, 1660, Samuel Tharp of New 
Haven and Wallinfirford, who d. Feb. 2, 1728, a». 84. She d. March 
1. 1718. 
John. b. June 10, 1643; d. before his father. 

Taiutha, b. 1646; m. Nov. 27, 1684, Simon Simpson of New Ilavcn. 
Elizabeth, b. June 3, 1647; buried April 3, 1654. 
Saiuh, b. Nov. 4. 1650; d. Dec. 25, 1692; m. Thomas Wright, Dec. 
9, 1673. Hed. Dec. 6, 1692. 
X. Zacheus, b. Aug. 27, 1652; d. single. 

2. EnwAUD^ Benton, Jr. (EdwarcP), of Glastenbury, Conn., m. Mary, 
who <1. Auir. JS, 1702, X. GO. 
Their children were : 

5. i. Samuel,* b. ; d. 1752. 

ii. Mauy. 

iii. Rebecca, b. ; m. Isaac Boreman, Jr., of Wethersfleld, Dec. 7, 

1699. He d. May 9, 1719, a>. 52. 
Iv. Ellinor, b. 1670; m. David Wriglit, son of James of Glastenbury, 

Auir. 21, 1705, and d. 1749. He d. June 8, 1764. 
V. Dorothy. 
vi. Daniel, d. young, 1682. 

6. Tii. Edward, b. ; d. Apr. 29, 1718. 















Edward Be^iton and his Descendants. 


3. DANfEL^ Bektoh (Edward^), of Guilford, in. Rachel Gtittritljs^e or 
Goodrich, dau. Richard of Guilford^ Dec. 23, 1 658, She died Oct. 
1685* IIiB list ill 1672 was £4L V^, Their home-lot in 1609 waa 
one of two and a half acres on the north side of the Green, and 
was sold by their descendant, Lot Benton, in 1829, to the First 
C'on^regational Church, as a site for church and parsonage. 
Their children were ; 

I. Joanna,'' b. Oct. 6, 16e0; d. Dec. 29, 1692; m. John Turner, Dec. 18,, 


7. Ih Ebknkzkk, b. 1663; d. Jan. 22, 1768. 

lit Bethya, b. IfifiS; m. Sunfor^L 

Iv. KebeccAj b. Sept. 14, 1G71 j ni, Joseph Halsey* 

i. Andrew^ Benton (Edward^)^ of Gtiilford^ m, Feb. 4, 1664, Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Tliomtis Kt^lf. She d. Oct, 27, 1713, He bad a home- 
lot planted him by the town^ containing one and three-fourth acres, 
** bounded by the crotiswajH east by Samuel Hughes Westerly by 
the two streets Northerly and Southerly ■ * and inlierited from his 
father, the home-lot oil which the latter spent his last days, om 
Crooked Lane, now State street^ containing three acres, with another 
piece Mljoining, in all eight acres. This property is still held hy 
his desiceudants. His list was £55. in 1B72, 
His children were : 

8. l. 

9. m. 



10. vL 

Jamk.s,=» b. Dec. I, 1665 ; d. Nov. 7, 1733, 
JotsEPii, b, Feb. 4, 1008^9; buried Jan. 4. 1669-70. 
John, b. April 17, 1672; d. June 17, 1718. 
AKDREWt b, lfl74; d. sSnirle hi 1714. 

EuzAjiKTir, b. June 4, 1677; d. June 50, 1734; m. Samuel EvarU dJ 
Guilford. March 1, 1710. He d. Jan. 14, 1740. | 

Jabez, b. Apr. 28, 1680; d. July 21, 1756. 
ExPEitiENCE; ro. John Turner, Jr. 

5, Samukl* Benton (Edward,^ Edward^)^ of Glastenbury ; m. Mary, 

dau. Samuel Bradtield, Feb. I, 1705. She d. Dec 6, 1747. 
Their children were : i 

L Sarah,* b, March 19. 1707, 'I 

JL Hannah, b. July 1, 1710. i 

lil, Nathanjel, b, ^fcll. H, 1714; d. age^d nine days. 

iv. Jonathan, b. Oct. 13, 1715; m. Ist. Hannah Bcclclcy, May 6. I74t. 
She d, Jan. 18. 1750, le. 40, Their children were: 1. Lf/dtn,* bm 
Feb. 1, 1743, 2. Samuel, h. Sept. 4. 1745. 3, Jonalhftn, b. MarcK 
18, 1748, He m. 2d, Deborah Williams, Aug, 24, 1750, She d^, 
Nov. 12, 1784. 

▼. Nathaniel, b. April 9. 1718; m, Dorotliy Cook, Oct. 13. 174.=i. H« 
d, Dec. 3, 1753, Their chiktren were: 1, Ji/hn,^ b. March 13, 
174G. 2, Mnrp, h. March 30, 1751. j 

vi. Abigail, b, Nov, 4, 1720. I 

Edward' Benton {Edward,^ Edward,^)^ of Glastenbury; m. Mam 
dan. Samuel Hale, Oct 16, 1702. 
Their children were : 


b Jo.«^iAH,* b. 1703. 
II, EPHIIATM, b. 1707. 

lii. Mary, b. 1710. 


7. Ensign Ebenezer' Benton of Gnilfortl, spent his last jmrt of hia life 
in the part of the town known aa Burcben Swamp, lie Is put down 
in 1G90 as having served in the Indian wars. His list wa» £131 9, 6- 
in 1716. He resigned his position as ensign on Oct. 12, 1727, becaiia#^ 


Edward Benton and his Descendants. 


^P "old and Infirm/' (Conn. CoL Rec«.) yet lived twenty-one years 
longer^ dying at tbeage of ninety-five* He was a wheelwright. He 
married AbijE;:aily dau* of John Graves, June 14, 1694. She d. 

I April 13, 1753. 
Their child re o were : 

DAJrrKL*, b. June 1, 1^5; d. Aug. 5, 1756 ; lived In Guilford and 
was Deacon In the Fourth Conjsrrcgational Church there. Ue m. 
1st, Elizabeth, dau. otJohn Norton, Aug, 8» 1728 ; she d. Sept. 21» 
1753; 2d, Sarah, dau. of Sarau**! Camp and widow of Thomas 
Seward, who d. March 12, 1762. His children were ail by \m first 
wife. They were: L A'araA,* b. April 28, 1729; d, single Oct 
18, 1806. 2. DanieKb. Dec. 12, 1730; d. May 15, 1746. 3. .Samuel, 
b. Dec. 19, 1732; d. Au«?. 14, 1807. 4. ^ver, b, Feb. 12, 1734; d. 
single July 10, 1804. 5. Jaretl b. June 15. 1737; d. May 23. 1802; 
m. EHxabeth Collins, dau. of Oliver of Guilford, June 25, 1786; 
she died Oct. IS, 1838. 6. Sil<i». b. July 25, 1730; it May 19, 1828; 
m. l«t, Ablifall Lin.sley, dau. of Dan of Branford. June G, 1768; 
she d. Feb. 24, 1811, aged 68; 2d, Lois, ^idow Sumuel Plnnt, Dec. 
le. 1811; she d.Feb, 22, ia27.ajfed78. 7. .Va/Ar^w, b. Julvo, 1741; 
d. Oct. 31, 1821 ; m. Raehel, dau. Joseph Chitteuden, May 8, 1794; 
she d, Feb. 4» 1815. They had no children. 8. Ann, b, Aupr. 29, 
1743; m, Philip Mann, April 11. 17G4. 9. EUsabfth.h. Dec. 20, 
1745; ra. Rufoe Graves, Nov. 7, 1773. 10. Daniel, b. June 18, 
1748; d. Dec. U, 1764. U, In/ant, b. Sept. 1753; d. Sept. SO, 
1 753, 
Elizabeth, b. June 22. 1697; d. May 14, 1748; m. Samuel Buel, Jan. 
26, 1737; he d. at Ivilllne^^'oith Nov. 8, 1760. 
Ul. Ebekkzer, b, June 12, 1700; d. Feb. 11, 1776; lived In North Gull* 
ford and ra. Nov. 3, 1725, Esther Crattcndcn, wlio d. April 24. 1778. 
Their children were : K Nathaniel,* b. Aug. 12, 1726, rej^lded in 
Litchfield in 1784. 2. Ebeneztr, h, April 29. 1728, lived in Lttch- 
fleld South Farms. 3, St*phfn, b. Feb. 14, 1731. Uved nt Naveslnk, 
N. Y., m. Feb. 17, 1761, widow Hannah Camp of Durham, i. 
Timothy, b. Dec. 15. 1732; d. Nov. 27, 1807; lived in North Gull- 
ford and m. 1st, Rachel Fov^ier, Dec. 1, 1764; she d. J^ly 9. 1784; 
2d, Desire, widow John Stevens, Jan. 12, 1785; she d. Au^. 13, 
1824, having married as third Jiusbaml Deacon Joel Rose. 5. Bela, 
b. Oct. 19, 1734 ; d. Nov. 13. 1753. 6. Josinh, b. Julv I, 173«, lived 
in Goshen, Conn. 7. Lot, b. Jan. 17, 1739: d. Sept. 4, 1814; m. 
1st, Catharine Lyman of Middlelown, Oct. 11, 1764; she d. July 3, 
1799; 2d, Anna Talcott of Durham, Jan. 13. 1800; she d. Oct. 24, 
1804; 3d, Elizabeth, widow of Ids cousin, Jared Benton, Oct. 2, 
1805; she d. Oct. 18, 1838. He had no children. In the early part 
of his life he lived In North Guilford, but the last portion of his 
life wa** spent in Gail fold on the Green, where the First or North 
Congregational Church now Btands, The well of his house stUl 
exists in the church cellar. His liouse was removed when the 
church wa8 built, and still stands near the Sluice on WhUfleld St. 
Having no children, he adopted the famouH Lyman Beeeher, a 
nephew of his first wife, brousfbt him up and had him educated 
for the ministry. 8. HMth. b. Feb. 2, 1742; d. April 10, 1813; m. 
June 1, 1767, James TlioniDson of Goshen, who d. Nov. 8. 1817, 
aged 76. 9, Rachel, b. Jan. 26, 1743; m. James Coe of Granville^ 
Jan. 21, 1767. 
Ir, Abigail,* b. Dec. 20, 1702; d. April 27. 1785; m, Ebenezcr Crutten- 

den, March 10, 1740. He d. March 18, 1748. 
V- Cal£B, h. Julv 25. 1706; d, Nov. 27. 1782; lived in Guilford and m. 
1st, Sept. 28, 1740. Sarah Stone, who d. Feb, 17, 174G. Their 
children were : I. Caleb,* h. April 17, 1742, removed to Amcnla, 
N. Y., 1794, and d, Dec. 26, 1831; he m. Sarah Bishop, Jan. 2d, 
1767, who d. April 16, 1825, 2. rhineas, b. Auff, 30. 1744 ; d. Sept, 
», 1744. 3. Btriah, b. Feb, 1, 1746; d. Feb, 2. 1746. Hem. 2d, 
Thankful Chittenden, Oct. 13, 1761 ; she d. Jan. 2, 1757* Their 


JSdioard Benton and his Descendants. 



cWldren were: 4* Limia, b. Ang. 28, 1752; d. Sept, 16, 1762. 5, 
Tfianl'/uh b. July 12, 1755 ; d. Dec. 29. 1755, lie m. 3d, Lucy HaU, 
Dec. l\ 17H0j by whoTO he had no cliildren. 
Rebkcca, b. '■ — :\ d. single Feb. 17» 1794. 

8. James* Benton {Andr€w\ EdwarfP), of Guilford, was a weaver and 

had a list of £^J2 15, id 1716, lie m, Himnah, dun. of John Bush- 
nell of Seyl)rook, Aug. 2, 1I5D4. She d Sept. 22, 1756. 
Their clilldren were ; 

1. Haknah,* b. April 22, 1695; d. Ausr, 23. 1740; ni. Samuel Dodd of 
Guilford, Anjar. 31, 1737; lie d. Mav 24, 1757. 

i1. Elizabeth, b. July 4, 1GD7 \ d. Dec. 22. 17r>3. 

ill, jAMEt;, b, 1700; d. Anjsr. SO, 1785 ; lived m Gnilford, and m. Ei- 
pericnce, dtni. of Edward Stoeker of Lyni<^, March 11, 1719. Their 
children were : L James^ b. .Jan. 1, 1720; d. June 22, 1810; ra. 
Jst, BepL 10, 173f), Margareh Nanjrhtv, who d. May 2S, 17fta; 2d, 

Abigail- -, wijoil. April 4, 1^17. * 2. Mifrif. b. Sept. 25, 1722. 

3. Lnrif, b, Oct. 14, 1724; d. July IS, 179*]; m. Isaac CrutteDilen of 
LHchdeUl iitid Bethk*hcm, Jan. 25, I74:i. 4. iSubmU, h. April 2^, 
1729; m. David Norton. March 12. 1752. 5. Thankfuh b. Sept. 
30, 1732; HI. Nathaniel Spiuniner, March 1, 1752. 6. 'EUas, b. July 
C, 1735; in. Haiinrdi Evarts, July 12, 1758; sljed.Dec. 9, 1759, 7, 
Dnvkl, ra. and had children, 8, Bezn. 9. Iluidah d, single, 10, 
Edward, h. April 12, 1740. lived in Albany, N^, Y. ; d.Oct. 1794 ; m. 
1st, May 28, ]758, Leah Leete; 2d, Mary Washburae, who d. in 
New York in 1825, 

Iv. Sarah, b. ; d. slni^la Jan. 17, 1767* 

V. Thankful, b '\ d. sln^^le 1733. 

vl. JosKPH, b, ; d. Sept, 17, 1752; lived In North Guilford ; m, 

Esther Bishop, Nov, 27, 1729; she d. Sept. 29, 1753. Their child- 
ren were: 1, Esikfr, b. Dec. 1, 1730; d, March 13, 1773; m. 
Phinehai* Fowler of North Guilford. May 13. 175:1. He d. Aus:. 13* 
1802. 2, Elmk'im, h, MurchSl, 1732; d'. Dec. 10, 1755. 3, EJihu, 
h. 1734; d, Feb, 9. 1798; lived in North Guilford and ra. Sarah. 
• dau. of Thoum* Lyra an of Dnriiani ; slie d. Aug. 22, 1796, aged 55. 

vii, JCDiDiAtf, b. ; m. Jerusha Loup: of Coventry, Oct, 10, 1738. 

They had one child : 1, iSelah, b. Jan. 23, 1740. 

9. JoiTN* Benton (AndrewJ^ Mdward}) wa» a weaver, and had a list in 

171fl of £59 6. He m. Mary, dau. of Sairiuel and Sarah Kggleston 
of Middletowu, June 10, 170v3. She afterwards m. Joshua Leete, 
March 6, 1723, and d. Aj)ril, 1742, aged tJO. 

The children of John and Mary (Eggleston) Benton were: 

I, ExPKRiKNCK,* b. June 16, 1706. 

II. John, b. Aug. 22, 170**, lived In Guilford and West Stocki>ridffe, 

Mass.; m, 1st, Ai)igall Lee, Dec. 16, 1730; she d. Oct. 8, 1733. 
Their child was ; 1^ JqAk,* b, Sept. 15, 1732; m, Tamarand lived 
in West Stockbridge, He m. 2d, Abigail Eggle.*jton, Jan. 10, 
1734-5. by whom he had the following children : 2, Abifjail^ b, 
March 12. 1735, 3, SamueU b. Jan, 5, 1738. 4, MUts, b. June 
23, 1747: d. Au^. 27, 1747. 5, Murif, b. Nov. 13. 1749; d. June 23, 
1754). G. Miinj, m. Tbalmeno Bisliop, May 15, 1777. 
ill. ANDREW^ b, June 2, 1712; d. April 4, 1732. 

10, Jabkz* Benton {Andretc^^ Edward^}, of Guilford, m. Hannah, dau, of 
Sergeant Joseph Stone, Nov. 14, 17'26, She d, March 17, 1773, 
mged 71. His list wa^ £03 14, iu 1716. 
Their children were ; 

I. Mercy,* b, Jan. 9, 172S; d. siuule Feb. 6, 1778, iusane. 

II. Hannah, b, Oct, 29. 1729; ra. James Scott, May 7, 1752, and went 

to Whitcstown, N. Y. 

1900.] Seal o/ihe County of Dukes. 179 

lU. AXOBMW, b. March SI, 1782 ; d. May 4, 1747. 

It. Ann, b. Aug. 20, 1784; d. yoang. 

T. Noah, b. Aus. 12, 1786; d. Aug. 29, 1805; lived in Korth Bristol 
(now Nora Madison), was deacon in the chnrch there and m. 
Rnth, dan. of Azariah Dickinson of Haddam, July 21, 1762. Their 
children were: 1. Noah^ b. Oct. 16, 1768; d. Oct. 17, 1847; m. 
Oct. 81, 1790, Fhebe, dan. of James Dayls of Long Island. Shed. 
April 25, 1855, aged* 88. He lived In North liudison and was 
deacon of the chnrch there. 2. Sutk, b. Jnne 10, 1767 ; d. Feb. 5, 
1888 ; m. Nathan Bedfleld of Onilf ord, Oct. 29, 1789. He d. Nov. 
22, 1889, aged 76. 8. LoU, b. April 16, 1770; d. Oct. 20, 1828; m. 
Sept. 28, 1789, Roswell Dndley. He d. April 4, 1820. 4. JohHy b. 
March 2, 1775; d. Dec. 25, 1775. 5. John, b. Jnly 29, 1777; m. 
Pollysena Upson of Bristol and removed to Farmlngton, Ohio. 

Yi. SsTH, b. Ang. 7, 1789; d. Dec. 2, 1822. He lived in Gnilford, and 
was insane and impoverished in his later years. He had no 
children. He m. 1st, Thankfnl, dan. of Isaac Johnson, Sept. 18, 
1778. She d. April 9, 1797 ; 2d, Lncy , dan. of Nehemlah Griswold. 
She d. Jnne 26, 1824, aged 70. 

Til. Jabbz, b. Jnly 12, 1748; d. Feb. 8, 1829; lived in Gnilford, and m. 
ICary Bartholomew of Torrington, Sept. 80, 1765. She 4. Ang. 22, 
1821. He lived In the old homestead on Crooked Lane. Their 
children were: 1. Abraham^ b. Feb. 28, 1767; d. Feb. 16, 1807^ 
m. Jnly 24, 1791, Sarah Klrby, dan. of Daniel of Mlddletown. She 
d. Sept. 21, 1808. 2. Amo$, b. April 28, 1768; d. April 26, 1800; 
m. Sarah Bnshnell of Saybrook, Jnly 1, 1792. She d. April 12, 
1854, aged 87. 8. Ambrtm, b. Dec. 18, 1769; d. March 1, 1847 f 
m. 1st, ICary Evarts, Oct. 8, 1790, who d. Dec. 16, 1829; 2d, 
Patience, widow of James Vail, April 14, 1884. She d. March 
1869. 4. Andrew, b. Nov. 15, 1771 ; d. Jan. 18, 1800. 5. Abn«r, b. 
Oct. 18, 1776; d. March 14, 1804; m. 1801 Bnth, dan. of Oqit. 
Samnel Lee. She d. March 9, 1854. 6. Joy, b. March 2, 1779; d. 
April 2, 1827; m. CleodallndaSvarts. 7. M, b. Ang. 15, 1782; de 
Jan. 18, 1784. 


By Charles Edward Banks, Surgeon U. S. M. n. S., Vineyard Haven, Mass. 

In the Register, volume xxxvii., 849, appears an article by Abner C. 
Goodell, Ewj., with the title " Provincial Seab in Massachusetts," repre- 
senting the result of the researches of this genUeman respecting the use of 
ofRdal seab in the various counties of the Commonwealth. In discussing 
the seals of the county of Dukes County, he uses the following language : 
** In Ehikes County I find occasionally used as a seal of the Probate Court 
an intricate monogram, the faint and imperfect impressions of which I have 
been unable to decipher. In 1715 the initials B. 8. occur, being evidently 
those of Benjamin Skiffe, who was then Judge of Probate. Later I find a 
mitre sometimes used, and sometimes two keys crossed saltier wise among 
the miscellaneous devices appearing upon the papers of the Probate Court ; 
but no evidence that a seal was specially adopted in any of tiie courts." In 
a note he suggests that the monogram referred to was a double scroll repre- 
senting the initiab J. A., which were the initials of Jabez Atheam, for a 
loDg time clerk of the courts. 

I believe I have discovered the correct ofiicial seal of the County of Dukes 
County as originally adopted a few years after the settiement of the island 
of Martha's Vineyard. In Edgartown records under date of January 22, 


Alden Genealogy. 


1665, appearsi the following entry : " The common seale of thiB place shall 
l>e a bunch of graj>es.'' Edgtirtowii, since tho settlement of the island in 
1641 J hiLs been the county seat, the home of the celebrated Governor 
Thomas M(*ybew» and the early records of ibe town are In effect the official 
recordH of the Bettlement there existing, as no other town was incorporated 
on the island until 1671, The entry aliove quoted re.s|>ectinn; the seal on- 
doubtedl}^ applied to tlie entire island, the *' bunch of grapes *' being an 
alhisiou to the name of Martha's Vineyard, and not to Great Harbor, which 
was the earliest name of Edgartown. Edgar town did not receive its name 
imtil 1671, sixteen years after the adoption of the vote respecting the seal. 
While on duty in Washington I had an opportunity of consulting a large 
volume of manuscripts in the custody of the C'ongressional Library relating 
to legal matters upon the Vineyard in the eighteenth century. These 
manuscripts, for purposea of reference in my work in preparing the Mstory 
of Martha's Vineyard, I have designated a« *' Athe^irn Mss.,'* becau.^^ they 
are undoubtedly the orighial drafts of legal docuraenls and other kindred 
papers prepared by James and Jabez Atliearn in their official capacities aa 
justices of the peace and clerk of the courts on Martha's Vineyard, Ije^gin- 
ning al>out 1720 and eovenng a period of about twenty-(Tve yeara. Many of 
these documents are originals, having signatures and seats, and upon a 
number of these documents issued by Jabez Athearn as clerk I found a 
curious seal, a representMion of which is herewith given, 
1 took a number of rubbings from them, which were 
not entirely successful, to show the design, but with 
the aid of a glass 1 copied the design. An examina- 
tion of the seal, a*5 shown by the engraving herewith, 
satistied me that it was a rude cutting of the seal adopt- 
id in 1655 — ** A bunch of grapes." The earliest re- 
presentation I find of ibis seal in the Athearn Msb. is 
1722, and from this I have made the drawing. 1 should 
be very glad to have any criticisms, respecting the suggestion I have here 
made, as to the correctne^ of my views. 


By Mrs. Charles L. Aldbn, of Troyt K. Y, 
[Continued from vol. 52» page 440.] 
10. Datid* Aldej? (John^). Born in Dux bury, 1646, Presumahly 
the youngest child of John and Priscilla, We find no diite of marriage, 
but ibe same record occurs in widely separated famiLies of descendants, 
1G70, and from the birth of the children it is certahdy not later and 
be earlier. He died in 17 lU. We tind no will, and only a partial in^ 
tory of bis estate* As sbowTi by deeds of gift of land, he gave to some of 
his chiUlren their portion before his death, and it is reasonable to suppose 
he gave to all ; but some failed to have them recorded. We only find 
deeds of gift to four of his children ^^ though we know he had more — to 
Alice, wife of Judah Paddtx^k ; to Friscilla Chcescborough, wife of Samuel, 
and to his two sons, Benjamin and Samuel. He gives to Benjamin Aldan 
laud in Duxburough and Pembroke. (Plyraonth Registry of Deeils, vol. 
12, page 147.) To Samuel Alden, seaman, from David Alden, husband- 
man, for natural love and affection, land in M id dlebo rough, Rooty Brook, 
•* land given me by my honored father, John Alden, late of Diixbury, under 


Alden Gentalogif. 


% deed, dated 8 July, 1674." This deed to Samuel is datod 13 March, 
1717—18, recorded 25 March, 1717-8. Then agaio, David Alden to Ben- 
jamin Alden, for natural love and affection, laud in Pemhroke, only he 
was ** not to have the disposal till after my ( David's ) decease, or the decease 
i>f my wife.'' Dated 2H Marefi, 1718. Book 14, page hb, Plymouth 
Registry of Deeds* Justin Windsor, in his History of Duxbury, piige 214, 
aays: " David Alden was much employed in the public busiiia*^s of the 
lowo, one of \U selectmen, iU deputy and likewise an assistant in the Gov- 
enunejit. He was a prominent member of tlu^ church, said to be one of ita 
deoooiis, and a man of the highest respectabiJity." He also added, that iu 
1676 he was consbible, and in 1701 treasurer of Duxbury. I have been 
impresoed with one fact in regard to this family ; they scattered far and 
wide* We find them in Billertca^ Mafis., in Slonington and New London, 
Conn., Yarmouth and Rochester, Mass., and perhaps in Weymouth and 
Abtngton, It is possible the mother's family may have influenced her chil- 
dren, for Mary (South worth) Alden had a sister in Eiistbam, Mary Free- 
man, a brother William and blister Priscilia (Southworth) [TallKit] Irish, and 
another «ister Alice, wife of Col. Benjamin Church, in Little Compton, 
[Other fact comes te light in the descendants of David alone ; for three 
_ lerations we find the name Alice— -no doubt from the illustrious 
great grandmother. Alice Brailford. David Alden married Mary South- 
worth, daughter of Constant Southworth and Elizabeth* Collier ( William )» 
his wife. I think she was bom about 1650. She was alive March 13, 1718, 
but I think die«i before Feb. 17, 17PJ. At that time CoL Benjamin Church 
*^ went on a visit of condolence to die only surviving sisttrr " of his* wife, 
PrisciUa (Southworth) [Talbot] Irish, wile of John Irish, who lived in Little 
Compton, near the Tiverton line. She had lost her only daughter, Han- 
aah Talbot. Returning from that vinlt, his horse stumbled and fell, and 
canaed his death. 1 will give the children of David and Mary Aldeji as it 
teems to me l>est, from their age at death, giving the reasons, as we come 
lo their families in their order. 

** David Alden lived in Duibury, about two miles from his father's house. 
The spot is marked on the map of Duxbury hy a small house» with the 
name of Mrs. Soule. Mrs* Soule was daughter of Samuel^ son of David, 
It was torn down in 1820/* 

Children, all probably bom in Duxbury : 

Hexbv* Aldek, bom about 1671, 

Ruth Aldkn% ** *■ 1*74. 

ELUtABETH Aldex, bom about 1677^ 

PRJSCILLA Aldkn, ** " 1679. 

Besjamin Alden. 

AucE Alden, born about 1685. 

Samukl Aldkk, born about 1689. 

Possibly Mercy married John Burrill, Sarah married Joseph Crossmas, 
ind Mary married Samuel Allen, referred lo uuder Joseph* Alden's family, 

Capt". John Alden (John\ John^). ** Born in Boston 12 March, 1G62- 
$, a mariner; died in Boston 1 Feb., 1729-<iO, le 67. Grave stone, Chapel 
Burying Groood. He left a will, of which widow Susannah and son Natha^ 
ftiel were executors. He married in 1684, Elizabeth Phelpa, Senior. 
ReconU of Old Norfolk, She died 1 Feb., 1719, se 50. Grave Stone." 
So far. I have copied from Alden Memorial. I have tried to find more of 
EUjeabeth Phelps^ the mother of his children, but have not been successful. 
Be married Suaaima Winslow, 22 Nov., 1722, The N, E, Register, 1877, 
















Notes from Coventry, 

page 330, shows her parentji^e. Her father was Edwani Winslow, son of 
John aad Mary (Chilton) Wiiiylow, and her mother, Elizaheth IIuU:IjJiisoii, 
was granddaughter of Captiiiii Edward IIiitchiri8on. Capt. John* Alden 
was with his father on his voviiges, tind taken prisoner at thi3 same time. 
We hear of him after his father's death, as serving honorably, and it seems a 
pity that from 8u»^h fine stock, there should be so few descendantfi at the 
pret^ent time, and none in the name* 
Children, born in Boston : 

*ELiZAnKrn' Aldex, h. 7 Nov., 16B7. 
S6. H ANN An Alpen, b. 20 Nov., 1688. 
37. John Aldkn, b. 20 Sept., 1590. 

Mary ALDEXt b. ]i3 Dec, 16^11; died before 1729, without Issue. 

CAxnEKiNE Alden, b. 11+ Aug., 1G1>7; d. 31 Oct., 1702. 

GiLLAiN Aldkn, 1 b. 7 July, 1*^*'»' Gillaln Alden died 25 Dec. 1726, 

IAnn Aldkn, I in 28th .vear of hist age. 

Nathaniki. Alden, b. 6 July, 1700. 

Tdomas Aldkn, b. 13 kw^^, IIOI, died name day. 

Cathewne Alden, boru 17 Sept., 1704; died young. 

TnoMAS Alden, born 1 March, 1707. 

William Aldkn, b. 3 May, 1710 ; dieil 27 Dec, 17U. 
[To b« ooutinucd.] 




Bj Wai-teii Kendall Watiqks, Esq., of Maiden, M»»b. 

In the Introduetion of the edition of Sewall's Diary, printed in 1878, the 
editors gave an account of the Sewall Faauly, embodying rejsult^ obtained 
by Col, ChesttiF, and referring to Henry and Williaiu Sewall, Mayors of 
Coventry, in L>89, 1006 and 1617, placing them as the prol>abie found- 
erfl of their race. They also refer to a family named Seawale, one of 
whom was sheriff of Es^ex and Herts, IV Richard 11 (1381). 

Having examined the records in th<j rouuimeiit room at Coventry, for 
John Pickering of Salem aud his family, who were in Coventry during the 
sixteenth imd seventeenth centuries, and knowing it to have been the homo 
of the SewsilJs, I was on the lookont for any early references to that name, 
and 1 give the following as of possible interest to many readers, 

XXV Edward ML (1352). Gift m fee-farm for ever, of a piece of 
land lying in the lane of tlie Friars Minors of Coven tre, at a yearly rent of 
two silver pence, liy Nicholas Percy the Mayor, and the bailiffs of Coven- 
tre to Sewall de Bulkynton of Coventre, William Luff senior of Coventre 
and Nicholas de Baddesley chaplain, their heirs and assigns. 

Two years earlier a seisin of a messuage m Earl's Street Coventre was 
delivered to the same persons. 

Bulkington is about four miles from the city of Coventry. Six miles 
southeast of Stratford-oii-Avon is Ettington, where I be church was built 
and endoweil, about the time of the Norman eon quest, by the Anglo-Saxon 
Sasualo, whose son was St.^wallus de Etendon, a knight, and whose reputed 
descendant, Sewallis Evelyn Shirley, Esq., is lord of the manor of Ettiug- 
ton. From Sewall us, those of the name of the Coventry family of Sew^ 
were most likely descended. 

• Elizabeth Alden died without heirs, before 1736. She <lid uot niflrrv John Ho- 
nmtis according to Alden Memorml. For full liartjculars, see urticlo hj d, II. Wighti 
KfiOiBTitK, 51, page 79. 

t Anna Ahli'ii dii^d beforu 1741. Probably unmarried. Alden Memorial says mar- 
Tiod Dr. Henry Burchstcad of Lynn, but she waa a widovv^ Anna (Bralue) AldUin. 

1900.] Diary of Oapt. Asa Foster. 183 




Communicated by Hon. Akthub B. Calbf, of Middletown, Conn. 

Saturday the 10th of June, 1758, I set out from Northampton with 
Col. Nichols, Mr. Morrill and Capt. Goodin and others to go by way of 
Westfield for Albany and arrived by night at Glasgo and lodged at Mr. 
Knoes. Sabbath day, 1 1 , set out and rode through the noted Green Woods 
and some part of the day proved rainy and the way being wet before the 
rain it was exceeding batd travelling but by dilligence we arrived at Shef- 
field that night, 

Monday, 12, we ro<le to Centerbrook and Tuesday, 13, to Greenbush and 
after dining at Col. Renfloys went over to Albany where I met with some 
officers our regiment and several soldiers of my own Company, among 
whom was my sou Daniel Foster, and the same day went up to the fiats 
where I found the rest of my Company and lodged there that night 

Wednesday, 1 4, we were ordered to parade in order to march, and after 
parading the Company and ordering the Lieutenant to march my Company 
I went directly back to Greenbush with Col. Nichols to take care of my 
things that I left there, where I lodged that night and the next day, being 
the 15, went over to Albany to dispatch necessary business, and did not join 
my Company till I arrived at Fort Miller on Sunday, being the 18th, 
but came up with Col. Nichols and Mr. Morrill on Saturday. When I 
arrive<l at the place called Fort Miller I found six Companies of Col. 
Nicholas Regiment stationed there for some time in order to rebuild the 

19 Nothing remarkable. 

20. This evening a gun being accidentally fired wounded John Miller of 
my Company but hope not mortally. 

21. I went to Fort Kdward to escort some wagons loaded with arms. I 
had about fifty men in my party and we arrived at the encampment about 12 
o'clock and I dined with Cols. Nichols and Commins and returned to my 
former station. 

22. Nothing remarkable. 

23. 1)0. 

27. This day was something remarkable for the number of ox teams that 
came forward from the Lake. By the best account there were about a 
thous;and oxen that had been employed in carrying provision to supply the 
army and are now going down below to recruit the oxen there. 

28. Gur people guarding the supplies on the east side of the river said 
they discovered two Indians and fired at them upon which I and some 
other officers went over to their assistance but discovered no Indians, though 
I thought I discovered some signs of them up some way in the woods. This 

•This diary was given to Hon. Arthur B. Calef by Col. Asa Foster of Canterbury, 
K. H., a ^n*andson of Capt. Foster, the diarist, and 'was transmitted by the hands of 
I)eacon Am Foster, the rather of Col. Asa Foster, who was the maternal grandfather 
of Mrs. Arthur B. Calef.— Ed. 
VOL. LIV. 13 


Diary of Capt. Am Foster. 


day I WHS ordered to det4ich ten men from my Company to be left at this 
garrison and the rest to hold themselves in leadinees to march to the Lake, 
and LieaL Walker was tiho ordered to tiirry at ihis place. 

2\). Nothing remarkable* 

30. Tbia day I\Ij. (_^:ige with the troops under his coramand, except tho 
detjichment, marehed for Fort Edward, siml where we lodged that night. 

July 1. We marcht^l to the half way hrnok and found CoL Nichols with 
n part of his rej^iment posted there. They hml about half an acre of land 
picketed in. We continued there hU night. 

2* This forenoon Mr. Morril preached to the regiment. In the after- 
noon we were ordered to niareh to the Lake, vh. f lart of six companies^ and 
we ex})ected to go oil to Ticonderoga directly we arrived at the advanced 
pxard at the Lake iii the evening. 1 should have mentioned that Col, Com- 
oiLUB marched with this eonimand, together with the Major and six captains 
of the regijiieat, being one my self. 

'6, We marched into the camp at the Lake and foun<l a very large en- 
campment, and after Col. Comrains had been to the General he came and 
infurmtHi m that we are to be Rtatiorred at this place, which was very dis- 
a^eeable to the most of a«. After some time I went down to the I^ke to 
8©e the |ircparations that were made to attjick the enemy, which was truly 
wonderful. We pitched what tents we had at the Easterly side of the 
camp and made ourselves as comfortable as wecotdd. 1 cannot express the 
warlike preparations which I saw at the Lake of all sorts and chiefly im- 
barked on board the bateaux, and it is expected that the forces will march 
in a little time. We pitched our tents, the few we had, and built some but* 
and matle ourselves aa comfortalile iis we could. 

4. Tins day was speut in jtreparing for the embarcation of the troops. 

5. The troops were ordered to be ready for emharcation tomorrow mom* 
ing very early. 

B. This day early in the morning about H>00 or 1800 mea embarked on 
board the bateaux and whale boats and Bet off for the French at the Nar- 
rows or Fort Carolong with a good Artillery and thirty dayi? pro^-ision?* on 
board, which made a tiue appeanmce, 1<>0 bataanx being loade<l with ordi- 
nance stores and Artillery. After the fleet rowed off I wiis ordered into 
the place \vhere the old fort stood, 

G. Nothing remarkable. 

7. We heard Cape Breton waa invested and the batteries reduced* 

8. loO prisoners sent ap, taken at the advanced guai'd at Ticonderoga 
and 121 were brought into our stockade iuid guarded all night. 

0. Sabbath day* We this morning heard from the Army at the NarrowB 
endeavoriiiif to force the French entrenchments met with considerable loss 
to the innnber of I5()0 killed and wounded, chiefly regulars, and before 
night to our astonishment we saw the fleet eotning back. 

10. Nothing worth writing. 

IL Ditto. 

12, Ditto. 

1»S. We moved from the encampment to the West side of the brook* 

14. Being ordered yesterday to be ready to march to half way brook 
and join CoL Nichols we marched about 12 o'clock and as I was on the 
march met Dr. Noyse who gave me the sorrowful news of the death of my 
wife. When we arrived at the stockade at half way Brook we found CapU 
Fay had a son laid dead and was buried in ihc evening. 

15, One W^ right of Wilmington died. 


1900.] Diary of Capt. Asa Foster. 185 

Sabbath 16. Mr. Morril preached from Psalms 37 and 7th verse. 
Monday 17. Nothing remarkable. 

Tuesday 18, smart thunder and — lightening. £phraim Kendal of Wo- 
bum died. 

19. Nothing remarkable. 

20. Early in the morning some of our people heard the report of guns, 
and CaptA. James Dakins and Lawrence ran and a party of others ran out 
after them and soon met a man tliat was come from the party that had been 
fireil on and the party going in some hurry the Captain above mentioned 
being forward, were fired on and having but few men up there were all 
killtMl and those [who] were following soon retreated and the Enemy pursued 
them and killed a number of others among whom was my ensign, DaviU. 
I met the party on the retreat and endeavored to stop them, but found it 
impossible. .The enemy pursued them in sight of the Fort Ensign 
Davill was brought in without scalping. The others were mangled in a 
drea<lful manner. I was sent out soon after with a party to bring in the 
dead Ixxlies and found twelve, besides two that were brought in before, one 
of which was Abraham Harden of Pembrook belonging to my Company. 

21. This day Maj. Gage went to tlie place the people were first fired on 
and found four dead bodies and found the place where the enemy encamped 
the night before and by the appearance of things there it's thought the 
enemy were six or seven hundred strong, at least they found some pork 
and blankets of the enemy and where they had left provisions in consider- 
able quantities. 

22. This day we went to strengthening our breastworks and about noon 
Col. Ruggles regiment came down from the Lake, going to take post at the 
fort below Fort Edward. This day Lieut. Walker with Corporal Abel and 
two j)rivater> arrived here from Fort Miller. 

2.*i. This day I was taken poorly. 

24. Remain poorly. Took a vomit. 

2.3. A little l)eiter. 

20. This day our regiment being gone to the Lake, yesterday, except 
the sick, 1 was put into a covered wagon and was brought to Fort Edward, 
put into a hut on the L>land and had a poor night. 

27. Remain feeble, but just walked out a little. 

2rt. A party w:is sent to escort a number of teams and wagons, the whole 
party consisting of about 700 persons and as many oxen with a large quan- 
tity of >tores, going from this place to half way brook and the Lake. They 
Were fired on by a large party of tlie enemy and the stores seized by the 
enemy and the party chietiy destroyed. We find by certain accounts 
taken that there was 104 oxen killed, the exact number of persons killed is 
not yet known, al)Out 30 iKxlies : one is an otUcer of the Highlanders : one 
die<l >oon after he got in being melted with nmning and a sergeant suffered 
the same fate being also one of the Highlanders. 

2*J. Notliing remarkable. I got over the river this day, which proved 
almost too hard for me. 

Si). I was able to walk out a little in the forenoon, and in the afternoon 
was Very poorly. Nothing further remarkable. 

31. 1 am something Initter, able to walk out considerable. In the after- 
noon wiis invited into Capt. Sheppard's house and drank brandy punch 
with him. In the evening Col. Comming, Mr. Morril and some other gen- 
tlemen came to visit me, for which I gave them my thanks. 

Aagu&t 1. Notliing remarkable. 


Gleanings from English Archives. 


October Ist, beiog Sabbath day, Mr. Morril preached: 27th Fsftlm, Itt 
and 2d verses. 

2* Samuel Abbot died this day at 5 o^ctock in the afternoon. 
3* Nothing remarkable. 

4. Some of the batteaux men that have been to Cattaraca came up here 
with some of the lace coats that the French had prepared for presents for 
the Inrlians. 

5. A re oi mental court-martial was held for the trial of one Serj^eant 
Laken and it is Baid he is acquited. General Amherst arrived here to ^j* 

6. Early this moniing the General was observed to walk out and " 

▼lew of the Encampment, and at 5 o'clock ip tlie afternoon the whole < 

was drawn np by [the] breast work without arras and General Abercrombie, 
General Amherst ^ took a view of re^ments as they passed round 
whole encampment* 



Commimicated bj J, Hehbt L«A, E«j. 

As tbaring with all the readers of the Register their deep regret at the 
interTOption (let as trust that it is not cessation) of Mr. Henrj F. Waters' 
invaluaMe cnntributions to the historr of our early emi^n'ant families, I ven- 
ture to offer the following stray notes, gathered m the scant leisure intervals 
of special researches among the English archives, as supplementary to hb 
work, and in the hope that some items of interest and ralue may be found 
amongst them. 

Will of Owen Stockton of Chaytysham, ro. Suffolk, Minister of the 
GospelL Dated B June lfi7i>. To be Irnried by Extrx. without any need* 
lea exigences. My wife Elian or Stockton sole Executrix. To daughter 
Sarah Stockton i,*oOO at 21 and if she survive her mother then £500 more. 
Extrx. to lay out £oOO in ffreehold land and settle same on Gonvill and 
Cains Colleges in Cambridge for Scholliir*»hipp as I shall leave directions 
for, after decease of said wife and daughter, and such Ixvoks out of mj 
Library as I have sett downe in a note- To education of Nonconformists 
Sonnes for worke of the 3Iinistry £20. To poor memliers of Jesus Clirist 
£5. If my said daughter depart tbis life before 21 » then my Extrx, to 
settle £20 per Anntmi for ever on the College in New England for the edu- 
cating of the most hopeful person that the Master aud ffellowes cann pro- 
cure for tlie worke of the Ministry, such person to l>e a Convert Jndian or 
one that will studdy the Jndian Language that hee may preach the GoHpell 
among the Jndians, hee to enioye said £20 for seven years and at the end 
of eaery seven vears a new one to be chosen. WTiereas the towne of Col- 
chester is indebted to mee £55 — of this to my brother Will : Stockton £20 
and to ray Cozen Owen Stockton £10 and the remaining £25 to be divided 
between the diildren of my Sister Elizabeth Cole, deceased* My daughter 
Sarah to be obedient to her Mother in all things and to attire her selfe in a 
sober manner as becometh one professing Godiines. To my brother Roger 
and John Haul my brother and sister Chaplain my brother and sister Mea- 
dow of Henly each a booke out of my Library. Wit:-WiUiam Bixby, 

1900.] Diary of CapL Asa Foster. 187 

Sabbath, the 20th. Mr. Morril preached to a little congregation at oar 
lodgings, two sermons. Col. Goffe of New Hampshire came down and 
brought some invalides of their regiment to attend service. Col. Badcock 
of Rhode Island also half the day and a number of the inhabitants about 
this place. 

Monday 21. I rode out a little way. After coming home was taken 
exceeding poorly and remained so all night Got little rest Daniel was 
also very ill. 

22. Nothing remarkable only that I remain very weak and in much 

23. This day my headache and other pain abated, though brought me ex- 
ceeding weak again and left the flesh almost off my bones. 

24. Felt a little better. 

25. Seem to be getting better. Daniel remains very poorly. 

26. Nothing remarkable. 

27. Received a letter from son Abiel to me and one to DanieL 

28. Nothing remarkable. 
29-30 Ditto. 

31. Nothing remarkable. 

Sept 2. CoL Goffe came and dined with us. 

3^ Sabbath day, went to Capt Van Norman's to meeting in the fore- 
noon, in the afternoon down to the Mills where Mr. Morril preached both 
A. M. and P. M. 

4. I was poorly having overdone myself going to meeting yesterday. 

5. Rode down to the Mills to see some sick of our regiment but found 
them all gone but Asa Town. 

6. Mr. Morril and Col. Commings went up to dine with Col. Goffe and 
brought some fine l>as8 home caught in the river with a seine. 

7. Went over to Greenbush to see some sick people. 

8. AVrote some letters to send to the Lake and some to Andover. 

9. Wrote a letter to Col. Frye. Was invited to dine with Col. Com- 
mings at Capt. Lanson's but dared not to go for fear of small pox. 

The 14 of September, set out for the Lake with Mr. Morril and arrived 
at StillwatcT. Put up there. Was taken into the barracks by Lieut 
How where lodged this night. 

15. Set out and arrived at Fort IVIiller before night. Lodged there 
with Capt. Adams. 

1 6. Set out with Mr. Morril and arrived at Fort Edward before noon^ 
but there being no escort going we were detained till just night and then a 
party being come from half way Brook we went off with them on their re- 
turn and arrived there about eight in the evening and lodged there this 
nigh t. 

17. This morning set out for the Lake early in the morning and arrived 
at the camp about 10 o'clock. 

Sept. 25. A French deserter was brought into camp. 

Sept. 29 Two men of our regiment buried this day. Capt. Ballard 
came here and informed me that he had buried a son at Fort Edward. The 
Rangers came up to the Lake with two canoes they took from the Indians 
where they left them. The Frenchmen mentioned above informed of 

30. Four of my company were returned by Dr. Monroe as unfit for fur- 
ther service here and are to go down, viz. Abijah Ingals, Thomas Ilaggit, 
Simon Crosby and John Robinson. 


Gleanings from English Archives, 


Bankes. Brothers Caleb Biincks, Jolui Bankes and Thomas Read and their 
wives. Sister Aiidrewes' niBt^r Grikie. Sister Lydia Banck«. Sister 
Wackes. Sisten Caleb BaiiktiB and John Baukes {nc, perhtips^ ^^ wives of** 
was intended?) Aunt tfisher. Co^lri Poddy. Mentions Apothecary Wares 
and Dru«^^s. Wit;- Robert Vsbunii^ Edward Taium, Elizabetli Broakes 
and Elizabeth Carter, Pro, at London 19 Jime 1049,* 

P. C. C. Faijfax, 85. 

Will of Hughe Leaves, Cittizen and Leatherseller of London, Dated 9 
December 1 fJ09. Vnto a preacher at my biiriall tis, Hd. Amongst fower of 
the Children of Richard Hewmej^ of IMorton Piiikcntone, co. Northampton, 
20 Kobles at 21 or marriage. Vnto Samnell Bachelor 3Ds. To John sonue 
of Richard Varley ii08» To Hughe Cnickedale of Yorke Minster £4 
Amonge ihe chiklren of John Leas of the parrishe of Whiterigg, co. 
Cumberland, £10 at 21 or marriage. To John Cruekdull reputed to be at 
Virginia beyond the Seas £10 soe hoone as he shall re torn e. Amonge the 
poore of tlie ])arifihe of Sainle Brides where J dwell £5. My wife Jane 
Residuary Legatee and PLxtrx, vp])on condition tliat yf she doe not enter 
into bonde of CC" vnto my frendrs Ib/nrie Tanner and Ricliard Var- 
ley &:c., then said Henrie Tanner and Richard Varley Exors. Wit:-Rieh- 
anl Ilaydon mark, John Whlte^ John CurroWLS murk, Suzane Cluney and 
Richard Alee Scr. Pro, Kl December IGOD — ** enianavit cumisaio RhdjD 
Daniell et Henrico Partridge guardianie Eectie gochialis see Brigitte in 
ffletestrete Louflon eo qcl J an a relea et ex""^ reiumciaverunt." In margin 
of Probate Act Book — "'obligaco retrad' et nova interpoita 19 Oetob' 1611 
(ad.) Jo; Benet" {Bu£ there is no entr^ in either Act Book m October 161 IS) 

P, C. C. Dorset, 120. 

Admon. of Samnell Fry. CommlsBion issued 12 March lOoa-6 to Ann 
Fry widow, nmther of Samuel ffi^ late in Virginia in ye parts beyond the 
seas, Batchelor, deceased iu testa te^ to administer etc, 

P. C. C. Act Book, folio 55. 

Admon* of John Deward. Commigsion issued 26 June 1(386 to Raphael 
Whistler, Principal Creditor of John Deward late of St, Michael Crooked 
Lane, but at Quitt^ in Virginia (s^V), Bachelor, deceaeed intestate etc. 

(Dewar in margin,) P. C, C Act Book, folio 98. 

Will of Joseph Swett late of BosUuj in New England. Dated 20 August 
Di8D, I Wm. and Mary. Constitute my friend Joliu (iill of Wapping, cOw 
Mjddx., waterman, my hiwfull Attorney to collect all debts, wages, rents, 
salary, pensions &;c., |jursuaut to their Majesties Deelaracon of 2-^ May last 
past, and in case of death tlie said John Gill sole Exor. Wit:-Thoma3 
Woodman, Jerennah Foreman, gigned and sealed 6 September 10H9 in 
presence of vSam : Wilis, Jr., at Wapping new staii-g. Pro, at London 24 
January 1095 by Exor. P. C, C, Bond, 148. 

Will of John Gorges of the Parish of St. Margaretts Westminster, co. 
Middx.^ Eequire. Dated 5 March lti5tj. Vnto the poore of the Parish 
aforesaid £5, Vnto my sonne fftirdinando my ffreehi>ld Lande and Leases 
in CO. Devon ; Jteni my lamls in Wlitte church als Haselrig, co. Somersett- 
Jtem my Lease in Gloucesti^rshire after his Mothers decease she having her 
ioyotnre in it. Vnto my Wife Mistris Mary Gorges £100. Vnto the s;ud 
fferilinando aboue what J haue allotted for hia marriage portion All other 

• I gave tbi« will to my esteemed &iend Mr. Wftters, several jeara since, but I believe 
he baa nevtf r printed it. 


Gleanings from English Archives, 

ray monies ancl debts Jewells platje bcMskes etc, Alsoe my Patent of the 
Provincse of Mayue iu new Etiglaiid and all other Patent* writings Es- 
cripts and Miuiments with a Cabinett of writiuj^s and all my Mupps and 
pictures likewise. Vnto my GrandciiUd and Godsonne Jnbn Chapman 
£5. The said fferdinando sole PLKecutor. Wit :-Edn iird Burrowed and 
Richard Atkins, Scr. Pro. at London 1 June 1657 hy Exor, 

P. C. C. Ruthin, 213. 

Will of Ann Gorges of the Parish of Su Jfargaretts Wefltminstcr, Spins- 
ter. Dated 8 December 1C55. Vnto my 3Iother Mistris Mary Gorges 
apparrell. Vnto ray brother fferediiifindo Gorge my Legacie of £'200 irim^n 
me by my Vncle Master Efiward Bell Deceiised (J bemg the Third Child of 
his nephew John Gorges Ks«iuire} also my Cawle of Pe^rle and him J 
•ppoynt sole Executor. Wit *-fJohn Crouch, Edward Borrowes and Rich- 
ard Atkins, Scr. Pro. at London 21 December 1655 by Exor. 

P. C. C. Aylett, 162. 

Will of Dame Elizalveth Gorg^es of I>onjj Ashton, co. Somerset t, widdow. 
Dat^ 18 Septemlier 1G57. To be interred in psh, Chm'ch of Long Aj^hton. 
Vnto the fKJore of Louge Ashton and white Church, co. S<imersett, £40. 
o ftonne in law S^ Thomas Smith Knight a ring and my daughter the Lady 
ary Smith his wife a hason and Ewre. To my grandchilde Thomaa 
aoune of my Sonne Thomas Smyth late of Long Ashton Estjiure de- 
£200 — whereof £128 was uweing by the said llionuis deeea^ied and 
'72 by my daughter in law fflorence nowe wife of Thomas Piggott 
Efifpiire. To M^ Richard ftoslerCkrke minister of Long Aehton £10. *ro 
my servants Margaret Stevens £30, Thonuis llaggar £20 and a debt oweing 
by M^ Thomas Sad tier of New Sar; gent', and every other servant one 
ijuariera wages* My grandehilde Franeis Smyth gent*, sonne of S^ Thomas 
K*--Jdaary I^egatee and Exor, My frcinds John Buckland of Wcstharptry 
K&<juire anrl Thomas Gorges of Haxall Doctor of Divinity* Overs. Wit:- 
n Rogers, John Price and Henry Price. Pro. at London 13 June 1659 
Exor. P. C. C. Pell, 303, 

Gorges v$, ArcMaU, Bill 25 October, I664. 

Ferdinando Gorges of Westminster, Esq. and Mary hia wife Com pits. 

(the said Mary being one of the ckughters of Thomas Archdale of Cheji- 

Wiccombe, eo. Bucks., Esq., by Mary his wife deceased, who was one 

of the diiughters of John Ncvill late of London, Esq., deceased,) ^heweth 

That aljout 30 years .since, Richard Archdale late of Cheppinge Wic- 

ombc, Esq., deceased, being seised of Manors and lands in co. Bucks and 

^€1a«! where of the yearly value of 1500" at least, in consideration of a mar- 

rui^ shortly to Xh* had between the said Thomas and Mary (NeviU) and in 

l«OllAideration of about 5UDy^\ the [lorlion of the said Mary, did together 

ith the said Thomas, by deed assure part of his estate to the use of the 

female of the suid Thonias and Mary, or else did appoint a p<»rtion of 

each to the t^aid issue female. And the said John NeviU Ix'htg 

"ieised of divers messuages in London, and ^lanors and lands elsewhere, 

didf in eonsideration of the said settlement^ settle a great part of his estate 

* Dr. ThoxnAa Gorge*, D.D., son of Sir Edward Gor^i, Knt., elder brother of Sir 
FcrduiAndo, wm baptiied «t Wraxnll, co, SomtTset, 14 r<?bruary, 1602-3, was Vicar of 
Wra:tAll, Archdeacoo of Wintou, and rixbciid of Wostiiiiu^t«r. Ho died ».*».» 12 
December* 1667, and buried with his wife Fnmcea DttjroU (who ww widow of Hob«ri 
Hoicodcti of Oxon) in •oath aisle of WeatminsUjr Abbey. 


Ghanings from Engltah Archives, 


to the use of such iasiie female. These two Deeda or Rettlements are now 
in the himdn of the said Thomas Archdale, the Defendant to this Bill. 

The snid John Nevill and Kichard Archdale not Um^ after died and 
Thomas the eomphdnant Mary*8 father, entered upon the estates so con- 
veyed by his father and hy Nevilh 

About four years einee these Complainants were married, and the said 
Thomas refuses to diseover these eettlements or to pay the CompLainant 
Mary GJorgeg her portion. 

Chan. Pros, ante 1714. Mitford ocxliii, 16 b. 

The following pedigree illustrates the connection and interest of the three 
preceding wills and Buit in chancery. I hope shortly to have the pleasore 
of laying before the rt^aders of the Rkoister a very complete pedigree 
of the entire Gorges faniiij, a large amount of the material for which has 
been already collected. 

Edwnrd BeIJ= 

Gloiio. & Wrot- 
tenley, co. E»- 

Edward GorjfeR^€ff<»lVt dita* or 

29 Aug., 1668. 

WilJiBin Lyjfon of 
Modrviifl«1d Gonrti 
CO, Warocater, 

Mr. Edwjird B^ll 
d. before Pec.. lOM. 


Aiitif* BHl, m,=Sir Ferdlnnudo Goi^eft— EUjtatwth, d»n. of 

ttmi d Ifi'iO; bur. 
ta St. Sppnlcbres* 

Founder of Mie Fro* 
irtnce of Mulne; kot'd 
urn I d.,HH7; bur. at 

Sir Thoinn* tiorgcf. 
El widow of Sir 
Hugti ^mrtfae of 
ftOnfr AnhioUt oo. 
8oi[ier»et, ob. «, {>.; 
win dat<»d l*t Scpt^ 
166:, firoTf^d It 

P. C. C. FelJ, WL 

Lad? Franc<»!it dan.— John Gnrem ^^Mary. daxi. of «^ir 

of llK»mji'i, b. imo; d. 166t^: of 
Earl of Lincoln ; m. i^t. M«rg<%rot» Wopt- 
31 July, \(i26, at .St. niln«tiT; will duti^J 
James Clerkijnwen ; fi Mai-cb, 1flA6, prov- 
Ob. «. p. e^Uunc, m?. 


John Mi^adu of Lof- 


Robert Gnrget,^ 
wot 41 H rinvrmof to ' 
Ni^w Englnod. 

Wrtliam Gow<i» 
Onvemor of rro» 
vliicc of Maine for 
Ma fiither. 

Ferdlnando Gorfrpji=Miti7,dftng:h. of ,Sir 

b, 10 Aufinist, 16»0; 
WAA of Hillhigdi>n, 
MlddJfiex &of Ai^b' 
lev; ikurkH) ut AaIi. 
Icy, 171». 


Tbonift!" Archdalo 
of CO, Utiiuk'**, m. 
cfrcu lOflO. 


Job a rhapmao, 
Um lug ItJa7. 

Ann, d. 16155. unm>; 
will dftii^d H Oec., 
pro. 41 Dec. lfV»6, 

Will of John Feme of London, jeoman. (Dfsmhed as of St, Vedast^ 
Foster Lane^ t'fi Pro. Act BooL) Dated 2 Decenihor 16 ID in tho preamhla 
but 4 IVcemher at the end of will. Name.ti bour ,]ohn, James and Daniel 
and daii^ht4^r Bridgett, wife of flohn Newarke. Tire two Bons of Richard 
Lbney, Son Daniel Exeeuttir. Mentions property In Virginia and the 
Sonimer Inlands alias the IkTiiioothes and in lIarrow-<Dn-the-Hill, co, ^tkldx. 
Wit:-^Iuhn lieeke and Edward Mathewe. Pro. at London 7 January 
161D-20 by Exor. named in will. P. G. C SoJime, *^, 

Will of John Feme, planter, of the Island of St Chri^^topher, sick. Dated 
5 August 16^38. Naraej,' sistt^r Mary Feme, a minor, IVIartha diinghler of 
James Nellum of Camberwell, Surrey. William Feme, Junior, of Camf>er- 
well, and Elizabeth Feme his sister. Jonas Parnell of St. Trinitie IMin- 

1900.] Oleanings from English Archives. 193 

ories. John Warner, Citizen and Tallow Chandler of London. Has 8900® 
of tobacco in warehouse of Thomas Tucker at Dice Key, Thames Street, 
London. Mentions his lands known as '^ Nicholas Towerson" in St. 
Christophers. Residuary Legatee and Exor. John Warner. Uncle Jonas 
Pamell Overseer. Wit:-.Tohn Hall, John Mackemes and Jone Goodwin. 
Pro. at London 8 August 1638 by Exor. named in will. 

P. C. C. Lee, 102. 

Admon. of James Feme. Commission issued 22 March 1629-30 to 
Mathew Feme, brother of James Ferae late in partibus deceased, intestate, 
to administer etc. P. C. C. Act Book, folio 156. 

Admon. of John ifeme. Commission issued 5 July 1680 to Sarah ffeme 
widow, relict of John if erne late of the City of Bristoll, but in partibus trans- 
marinus deceased, intestate, to administer &c. 

P. C. C. Act Book, folio 118. 

Admon. of John fPeme. Commission issued 23 March 1680 to Anna 
Allen, widow, relict and administratrix of John Allen late while he lived 
Principal Creditor of John ffeme late of the ship Catherine, but at Virginia 
in partibus, a bachelor, decease intestate, to administer etc. 

P. C. C. Act Book, folio 45. 

Beside the above there was a family of Ferae from Bonsall and Wirks- 
worth in Derbyshire, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1 682, and with whom 
I shall deal more at length in a future number. 

Will of John Comer sen' of Cake in Diocese of Bath and Wells, and 
County of Somsett: , yeoman, weake of body. Dated 27 October 1686. 
To Sonne John Comer of New England £10 and to sonne George Comer 
now in London £10, both in one month after decease of my wife Dorothy. 
My Sonne William Comer of London Residuary Legatee and Exor. 
Wit :-.Jani(*8 Jarman, Lan: Larkham and John Larkham. Pro. at London 
1 June H;S9 by Exor. P. C. C. Ent. 76. 

Will of Edward CrefTield, Jun% now of london, Merchant, under some 
present indisposition of Ixxiy. Dated 24 November 1694. To my father 
and mother Mr. Edward Creffoild and IMrs. Dorothy CrefTeild of Chappell, 
CO. Essex, £40 with remainder to my three sisters. To brother Mr. Flenry 
Creif«*iM t»f Colchester, co. P^ssex, £20. To sister Mary Creffeild, spinster, 
£.'>(>. To sister Elizab(»th, now wife of Mr. John Keeble £50. To sister 
Ann, now wife of Mr. William Brewer £50. To friend Mr. ifrancis Willis 
now of London, Merchant, £20. To fri(»nd and correspondent Mr. Phillip 
Richards of London, Merchant, £50. To daughter in lawe IVIrs. Lncye 
now or late tlu^ wife of Mr. Thomas Ree<l of county of Gloucester, in Vir- 
giniii. Diamond King which my late wife, Mother of the said Jjucye, used 
to weare, gold necklace of six chains fastened to a Lockett of Massey gold 
and £20. To friend Mr. Ikuijamin Clements of Ware in the sai<l county 
of Gloucester, in Virginia, all residue of estate real and personal being in 
Virginia aforesaid, on condition hee doe pay legacies to my said friend Mr. 
Phillif) Richards (£260), and said Richards to distribute same, and said 
friends Mr. Benjauiin Clements of Virginia and Mr. Phillip Richards of 
London Executors. Wit:-,Iohn Warr, George Wilmshurst and llio: ffar- 
nalls. Pro. at London 29 December 1694 by Phillip Richards, one of the 
Exors., power reserved for other Exor. P. C. C. liox, 244. 

Will of Xathaniell Hulton the elder, Citizen and Salter of London, in 
good health. Dateil 29 July 1692, 4 Wm. and Mary. To children of son 


Gleanings from English Archives, 


in law James Greene, Ma sons James Greene, Jr., Richartl Greene, John 
Greene and Ms tlatiofhter Margery Greene, each £r>0 at 21. To John 
Greene, brother of James Greene the elder^ £20. To poor of Newuig^ton 
Green where I now hve £10, To my wife Elizabeth lauds in said Ne wing- 
ton for life and one tliird of my estate, a<5Cordkig to custom of London, with 
remainder {n^ to the lands) to William Hultoo, sonn of my late kinsman 
William 1 1 niton, dec<L, and he Residuary Legatee. To mdow of my late 
kinsman Adam I Fulton £40, and to his sonn £50 and daughter £40, to be 
in hands of my kinsman Samuell llaward until they are 21. To Thomas 
C'rompton sonn of late kiiusnian Adam Crompton £50, and to his second 
and third sonns eaeh £30, iind to his two daughters each £20 (u^ before in 
hands of Samueli Naicard), To Thomas G randy £10. To sister Ilultoa 
widow, £20, To daughter of kinsman (iltiorge Crompton £20 at 21 or 
marriage. To kinsman John Hill £10. To Nathauiell Hill Bonn of 
Edmund Hill, deed., £50 at 2L To kinswoman ElijEabeth Hill £30. To 
sister Elizabeth Dickens, widow of John Dickens, £40. To kinswoman 
Ann Piralott £30 and to her two sonns each £50. and to her daughter £30* 
To Mary Pkkford, wife of Mr. Pickford, £30 and to her eldest son £30 and 
to her other six children now liveing £30 apeece at 2L To wife of kins- 
man Nathaniel 1 Hulton £50 and to his daughter £100 at 21. To Sir Henry 
Asbburst, Bart., SSr William Ashhurst, Sr Thomas Lane, my kinsman 
Robert Diekiugs and M"" Jamea liulbert £10 apeeca To 50 persons in list 
1 shall sett down £50 for vhigs. My sonti in lawe Jamea Greene Exor. 
W]t:-John Croppe, Stepn Terry and »lohn Jacob, 

Codicil — tlated 23 Maixh 101*2, 5 Wm. and Mary. To Joseph Hulton 
sonn of Adam Ilnlton £350 more. One of the soans of Ann Fimlatt being 
dead, his JC50 to her other sonn. To Thomas Crompton £50 more. To 
Elizabeth, daughter of Nathauiell Hulton, JElOO more. I forgive sonn ha 
law Thomas Horrrx;ks three score pounds I lent him. To dau. in law Jane 
Perry £50, To Mr. Benjamin Thorogood £10. To Jiiraes Lever the 
elder £10. To Madame Dod £10. To Samuell Ha ward and his wile 
£10, To John Green and his wife £10. To brother TomiiLs (sic.) 
Dickens and his wife £10, To eosin John Hill £5, Wit:-Tho: Gibson, 
John Jacob and William Barnard. 

A further Codicil, tlated ! January 16Ji3. " I give and bequeath to Mr. 
Encrease Mather Minister of the Gospell in New England the Snmme of 
One Hundred pounds of LawfuU money of Enghind for the use of the 
Colledge there of which bee is president.*' To Bridewell and Christchurch 
Hospitals each £50, To tlaughter Jane Ferry £50. To be buried at 
Bolton in Lancasliire neere ITather and mother. Wit r-Peter Gascoine, 
Edward Dickius and Ann Curisse. Pro. with two Codicils at Loudon 13 
March 1693 by James Greene an Executor. P. C. C. Box 54. 

Admon. of Thomas Benbowe. Commission issued 15 January 1672-3 
to Joane Frost {wife of Roger Frost, now in Virginia) prmcipal Creditor of 
Tliomaa Benbowe late in the shij> St. Andrc^we decea.'^ed intestate etc., to 
administer during absence of said Roger FrosL The relict^ Catherine Ben- 
bowe, first renomicing, P, C. C. Act Book, folio 6. 

Admon. of Roger Frost, Commission issued IB June 1673 to Joane 
Frost widow, relict of Roger Frost late on the high seaa deeeiise^l intestate 
ete. to administer etc. P. C. C. Act Book, folio 74. 

Nuncupative Will of John Lee heretofore of Charles Towne in New 
England, Carpenter, lyeing gick on board the shipp the Swallow of the sick- 


Gleaning It from English Archives. 


aesse whereof he dyed etc. on 1 March 1 690, The Captain, meaning and 
iTiikint; of and to G) le^ fBtield, Capt. of said shipp, to take care of all my 
Bcenies and get in what is due to mee m England or elsewhere. To my 
two children two parts of my estate and other one third to the Captain for 
hia care and paines and he to bestowe something of the shipp;^ company. 
Wit :-George Robeson and Samuel Boyes were sworn 2 June 169 2 before 
George Bramgton, Surr: Pro, 1 1 June 1 Btl2 and Commission issued to 
Giles fiifield, a Legatee, to administer, no Ex or. Ijeing named, 

P. C, C. Fane, 112. 

Will of Peter Hodges late of East West Guersey in America, Planter, 
and now in parish of 8l Mary Magdalen, BennondKav, co. Snrry, \mng sick 
and indisposed. Dated 21 July 1697 (l^ Wm, III,)' To friend Elizak^th 
Willis of St. Mary Magtlalen» spinster, whom I intended for ray lawful wife, 
all those 200 acres of Woi>dland in East We^t Giiersey to me |rraiited by 
Govenour of said Island {*t'c,) with Deed for same now in hands of Thomas 
Revell {qti* Nevellf) of Burrington in East West Gursey aforenaid^ and to 
b«r all of my horses, Hogs and other cat tell in said Island marked with a 
lialfe Gad and all my estate there or elsewhere. To all my relacons that 
may lawfully elaini any Interest in said premises one shilling if demanded. 
Said Elizabeth WiDis Executrix. Signs by Mark, Wit:-»Joane Pryor 
Senior, Mary Pryor^ Joane Pryor Junior, Hannah Richeson and John 
Ferry, 8cr, Pro. at London 21 Deceml>er 1697 by Extrix, named in wilL 

P. C, C, Pyne, 284. 

Will of Panle Pemberton» Citizen and Habbenlasher of London, in good 
health, Date*l xxiij JuJij U>2S. To be buried where it please GckI. To 
paor of Stebbing 40s. To poor of St. michaell's in Crooked Lane, London, 
iOau To poor of M^ Stork^^ Church in bredstreet 40s, To Exora. XIO to 
divide among those men vnto whom my brother Benjaniin was inrlebted. 
To M^ Stocks Church towards building of it I'pp^ it being nowe pulled 
dowDe, XlO, To brother M"^ Carter jC2U, To brother Joseph Pemlierton 
£20. To brother MalMas Pemberton JC26-13-4, and to Eli/aberh the 
dsaghter of &nd Mathias £20 and to his other two children JClO i»pecee< 
To brother Benjamins two children Elizabeth and Joseph £10 apeece. I 
fine 20s, yeerly for 20 years for a sermon the 5th. Nouemlier by the parson 
of St, MidiaeJls Church in Crooked Lane in remembrance of Gods great 
mexde vTito our nation as one that daie in delivering vs from so great a 
dattnger as one that daie wee w&^ subject vnto, and 5s. yeerly in brt-ad to 
poor of same parish after the sermon. To 12 poor Minis tiirs £12 at discre- 
tion of my brothers Joseph and Matliias. To my motlier Mary "VMiiskett* 
iriildow, of Norwich £6. To Cox Tooke Jroiimonger, that nowe dwelleth 
iu the Countrie, that was sometymes M' Robins man, a CapUun in newe 
fiiihe street, £10 and if deceased to his wife for good of his poor Children. 
To EUen Tucker, widdowe, a bond of £20 that M*^ Allen of Ipswich 
itatjd4*th bound, for it is her money and not myne, To Evan Griffey ser- 
Tant ill this house £3. To Ralph Browne, habberhasder, 40;*. To brother 
W John Puller, 40s. for rings for him and his wife. To Elizabeth Pember- 
ton. dau. of Mathias, my cupp saite and slhier spoone. To brother Mathias 
aH doth, apparel] and linen, and half of bookes, other half to brother Joseph. 
Ilem — I give my X20 adTentnred vnto Newiiigland vnto the Company to be 
Jnpley by them towardi* the foundation of a C'hurch Lf ever gnd give them 
t iettk-^l p♦:^ace there. To brother Joseph Residuary Legatee and he and 
brother Mathias Exors. Wit :-Tboma» Gotheredge, Evan Gritfes, and my 


Gleanings from JEnglhh Archives, 


M'" Thomas Lyglitfoote his marke. Pro. at LoDdon 27 September 1G25 by 
James Ihilett, N,P., attorney for Exors. P. C. C. Ckrke, 100. 

Will of John Pierman aliiis Piermaine, of the iBland of Bermucloesj 
mariner, now residing in die piiriBli of St. Paul Shadwell, Middjt. sick m 
body. Dated 5 Jime 170!). Mentions Father WiLI"^ Piermaino of liermu- 
does arid Mother living but not named. Hon flohn a minor. Sister Kesiah 
to have property if son die underage. Cousin David Piermaine of London, 
mariner, his wife Elixabeth and their ehildr*:jn David anil Aiine. Cap' John 
Emperour of Carolinat aiid his wife. M^ Jolm Lee of Loudon, merclnrnt- 
My Landlord Francis* Page and Sarah liie wifo and their ehiUlren Francis, 
Anne, and Eliziil»eth. My Jane Smith, M^* Anne Jeremy. Elizii- 
beth Gibson. Property in Bermuda. Father WiJP" Piermaine, Cousin 
David Pitirmaint! and M'' John Lee Exors, Wit := James Cooper, John 
Magnies and Thomas Pomeroy, Ser. Pro. 7 June 170l> by William Piei^ 
man one of the Kxors., power reserved for other Exora. 

P. C. a Lane, 152. 

Will of Abraham Huisman of the City of New York, merehant, inlirm of 
body. Dated in New York 4 May, 21 Geo. II, 1748. To Ilendricke 
Garret the s<m horn in We*llock of Abrabam Blimcks and Maria Van 
Bulderen of Croningen in the miite<l provinces, my wearing Linnen and 
Diamond Ring. To Bonwjna Helena, daughter of the same, all my House 
Li linen and jdate. To Joseph Murray of tlie City of New York, KMjuir€| 
ami to Kiehard Nieholls of the siime gent., each X20 for tbeir trouble m 
Exors. of my will and X20 more for mourning. To servant Jsaiah Crane 
Jt^iJOO and one of my negroes- The said Joseph Murray and liiehard 
NichoUs Exors,, and th t^y Ia) sell all lands etc. and transmit net prooeeda to 
the said Maria Van Belderen [sic) for her children llendrick Garret and 
Bouwjna Helena who are Residuary Legutees. Exor, in London Joseph 
Moo, mercliant. Wit :-George Harrison, John Bnrnet and Joseph Webb, 

Codicil dated 12 June 1748. To Josiah {sic) Crane £125 more and my 
silver Mogg. To Mr. Simeon Sou main e £75. Wit :- Peter Ewei^e and 
William Conihame, Certilied by George Banyar D: Secry. Pro, at Lon- 
don 2i> December 1748 by Joseph Mico, Exor. for Great Britain. 

P. C, C. Strahan, 3G8. 

Admon. of Abraham Hutchinson. Commission issued 27 May 1 (iH7 to 
John Hutchinson^ brother of Abraham Hutehineon, late in Virginia in parts 
beyond the seas, a bachelor deceased intestate, to administer etc. 

P. C. C, Act Book, folio 77, 

1G15-29 eiusdem (t.<?. SepL) Dorothea illegitima proles Tliomai et Chria- 
tiana; Inglaude ifuta prima vxor p'diet Thoma.^ iam vixit in virginea ex cufi- 
dentissima relatione patris eius lam mithi («iV) i\\ik multis aliis, 

Shepton Beauchamp, Somst., Psh. Reg, 

Will of William Hopton of Charles Town South Carolina, being of Ad- 
vanced age. Dated 21 December 178.3. To wife Sarali XlUaU- To 
daughter i^lary Chrisdauna Hoptun my house etc No. 1**8 King Street, now 
inhabited hy Mr. Robert Smith. To daughter Sarali Ilo[>ton my bouse on 
corner of Legare and LamboU Streeta, liotight of George Kincaid and 
inhabited by Thomas Osborn, Esij. To son John and Sou m law Rubert 

t Probablj of the Emperour fiimily of Lower Norfolk Co., Virginia. Sec the wTiter'a 
Brticlo on tho ** Hcsiul Kights" in K£C»iSTt;a, Vol. Alt pages 197| 3M, 

1900.] First Church of Rockingham^ Vt. 197 

William Powell five English Guineas each and no more because I have given 
them large sums. To my ffriend Samuel Legare my share in the Charles- 
town Library Society till my Grandson William Hopton Powell arrives at 
an age to be admitted a Member then with consent of the Society to him. 
To John son of Samuel Legare a Quarter Acre lot in Ansonborough on 
Greorge Street bounding on land of Mr. Robert Daniel. Residue real and 
personal in South Carolina and Georgia to be divided into four equal parts, 
of which one to my Wife, one to Daughter Mary Christianna, one to 
Daughter Sarah, and remaining part to my Daughters Mary Christianna 
and Sarah In Trust for my Grandchildren Mary Beatrix Powell and 
YTilliam Hopton Powell at 21 or Marriage with remainder and any other 
property in Great Britain or elsewhere to said Daughters equally. My Wife 
and said Daughters and friends Nathaniel Russell and Samuel Legare 
Executors. Wit :-Margaret Young, Edward Prescot and Thomas Coram. 
Pro. in Charlestown District, South Carolina, 15 Sept. 1786 by oath of 
Margaret Young a Witness. Certified as true copy 4 Nov. 1786 by Charles 
Lining, Ordinary. Pro. at London 11 Aug. 17»8 and Admon. granted to 
John Hopton Attorney of Mary Christianna Hopton and Sarah Hopton the 
daughters, and Nathaniel Russell and Samuel Legare, Executors, for their 
benefit and that of Sarah Hopton the Relict and Executor now in the State 
of South Carolina. P. C. C. Calvert, 401. 

This will, while of a somewhat recent date to illustrate our Colonial 
Families, having been turned up in the course of a special investigation, 
seemed too interesting to omit — the more so as the materials for South 
Carolina genealogy are so very scanty. 

[To be continaed.] 



FROM ITS ORGANIZATION, OCT. 27, 1773, TO SEPT. 25, 1839. 
Copied by Thomas Bellows Peck, of Wiilpolo, N. H. 

The following records of the first church in Rockingham, Vermont, have 
been copied from the original volume in manuscript in the possession of 
William H. H. Putnam, of Springfield, Vt, who has kindly loaned it for 
this purpose. This precious volume has come to Mr. Putnam by right of 
his wife's descent from one of the early members of the church. It has beea 
carefully cherished, is in excellent preservation and is invaluable on account 
of the information which it contains relating to the early settlers of Rocking- 
ham. These records are now printed for the first time in order to preserve 
and make accessible for reference the facts which they contain, many of 
which are not on record elsewhere, as to the history of the church, and 
especially the statistics of admissions of members, baptisms, marriages and 
deaths in the first half century of the existence of the town. 


First Church of Rockingham^ Vt. 


The earlier an^ bj far greater part of the records is in tlie handwriting 
of the first minister. Rev. S;iintiel Whitiog, who was horp id Franklin, 
Mass., March, 1750 (Blake's ** History of tlie Town of Franklin/' p. 190), 
or {according to Farmer) Jan. 28, 1750j graduated at Harvard College in 
1769; was ordained pastor of the church in Rockingham, Octoher 27, 1773; 
was dismissed hj bis own request, May 18, 1809, and died in Rockijigham, 
May 16, 1819. Mr Whiting's handwriting ha(3 the oeatness which charac- 
^.^^ ^ terized the penmanship of the acho- 

C.y\^\^ t^^g^ >^^*^^c^2C^ l^^lv clergyman of the last century, 

and IB ilhiBtrated by the accompany- 
ing facsimile of his signature and by 
the engraved heading reduced from the flydeaf of the volume of records' 
The later records are in the handwriting of Rev, Elijah Wollage, a graduate 
of Dartmouth College in 1791, of Rev. Samuel Mason and of Rev. Brough- 
ton White. 

It is intended to supplement the records with a brief historical sketch of 
the first churcli of Rockingham and its ministers, which will be accompanied 
with a half-tone engraving of the meeting-house, erected in 1787. This 
house is still in good preservation and is a most interesting gpecimen of the 
church architecture of the latter part of the eighteenth century. 



Pursuant to Letters Missive from the People in Rockingham & ChesI 
in the Province of New York the Chhs of Brattleborough Warwick, Win- 
chester, Swanzy, Charlestown, Westmoreland, Walpole Lebanon & Wretj- 
tham by their Elders & Messengers & the Messengers of HiudsdaJe & 
Cornihh were CoiivenM at Rockingham October 27'^ 1773. 

When antecedent to their enibouying into a Council an J^nquiry was pro- 
poaM to be made in the Standing of the Chh iu Bratlleboro^upon Which the 
Rev'' M'^ Reeves & the Messengers from Brattleboro* being previously in- 
structed & em power M by th:it Chh gave us full Satisfaction with regard to 
the Credentials of M*^ Reeves &; the Agreement of the Covenant of s*^ Chh 
with oura. We therefore Unanimously agreed upon their desire in Con- 
fiideration of their peculiar Situation to receive ^ own them of our fellow- 
ship. Nevertheless we take this metliod and Opportunity to bear due Testi- 
mony against any Chh'a forming itself & putting itself under the Care of ft 
Minister without the Concurreiice of Sister Chhs (where it may be had) ta 
establish a Communion of Churches. 

The CIdis proceeded to embody into a Council and made Choice of the 
Rev'* M^ Reeves Moderator &; Af Fessenden Scribe, the Council beiog 

1900.] First Church of Rockingham, Vt. 199 

lonn'd Voted their AoceptaDoe of M'. Reeves d; Brattleboro' Chh to oar 
CommaDioD, & oar readiuess to treat him & them as Such, expecting like 
Retame from them & that the Vote be made Publick at this Time & to our 
Chhs. In the next Place the Council proceeded to examine M'. Samuel 
Whiting the Pastor elect, as to his Licence to preach, his regular Standing 
as a Christian, his Doctrinal Sentiments, & his Views of Undertaking the 
Work of the Grospel Ministry & he gave full Satisfaction as they expressed 
by Vote. Voted to proceed to Ordination & that M' Olcott begin with 
Prayer, M' Reeves pray before the Charge, AI' Hedge give the Charge, M' 
Lawrence the right hand of Fellowship & M*^ Fessenden conclude with 

And agreeable hereto the Rev^ Samuel Whiting was ordained a Gospel 
Bishop of the Chh in Rockingham <& Chester Rockingham Octo^' 27^ 1773 
Attest Thomas Fessenden Scribe True Copy Att»^ Sam* Whiting. 

1773 October 31 Baptiz'd Peter Son of Peter & Mercy Evans 
Novem^ 20 Baptiz'd James Son of Thomas & Sarah Dutton. & Samuel 

Sod of Fairbanks & Esther Moors 

• ••••• 

1774 January 23^ Jonathan & Eunice Burr were propoimded to the 

also Phebe Johnson of Chester, having before ownd the Covenant 

• ••••• 
Jan^ 25. Baptiz'd Chauncey Cheney Son of John & Esther Chandler at 

their house the Child being Sick. 

Jan^ 27 l^Lirried Jonathan Burt & Bethiah Preston of Rockingham. 

January 30^ Received Naomi Kingsley into the Chh & Baptized Adriel 
Son of Sylvanns & Naomi Kingsley 

March 13. Received into the Chh Phebe Johnson Jon"^ Burr & Eunice 
his Wife, also baptiz'd Bathsheba daughter of Jou^*^ & Eunice Burr, also 
Priscilla Daughter of Cornelius & Baker. 

March 27. BaptizM Edward Son of Asahel & Phebe Johnson. 

April 17. At Chester Ebenezer Patterson with his Wife Anne of Kent 
own'd the Covenant & had their Child baptiz'd by the name of Moses. 

May 8. Caleb Church & Wife had their Child baptiz'd Jemima 

May 15. Joseph Wood propounded to the Clih. 

June 12 Chh tarried after Divine Service <& Chose Peter Evans & Elias 
Olcott to officiate as Deacons in the Chh. 

Jane 26. Letters missive from the People of New Fane & from the Chh 
in Westminster being read. Voted to Send according to their Desire to 
tssist in Ordination & made Choice of Elias Olcott Delegate to New Fane 
4 Elias Olcott and Peter P^vans Delegates to Westminster 

July 17. Baptiz'd Ebenezer Son of Ebenezer & Zerniah Johnson 

July 21 Married Benjamin Patterson of Piermont & Elisabeth Safford 
of Rockingham. 

July 31. ReceivM Joseph Wood into the Chh & baptiz'd Samuel Mary 
4 Anne Childreti of Joseph & Esther Wood. 

August 14. pro|>ounded Elenor Preston to the Chh. 

Sept. 7. Married Elkanah Day of Westminster & Levina Merrill of 
Chesterfield, having licence, also married Benjamin Larrabee & Abigail 
Spauiding of Rockingham. 
VOL. Liv. 14 


First Church of Rockiiigham^ Vt. 


Sept 11. Haptiz'd James Son of William & Elisabeth Stearns. & S^l- 
Tatius Sabin Son of Sylvan us & Naonoi Kingaley 

Octob. 2, Klenor Preston receiv'd iuto the Chh. Baptiz'd Elisabeth &> 
Sarah Da^ii^titers of James & Miirgaret Campbel also propou tided to the 
Chli Jabez Sargeaiita Juii^ & Persis his Wife. 

Nov. 20 BaptizM Bulah Daughter of William & Elisabeth Stearns. 

Nov* 27, Jabez & Perats Sargeaiits received iiilo the Chh. & baptu*d 
Jabez Son of rfabez & Persia Sergeaats. 

Dec. 18. BaptizM Calvin Son of Abiel & Mary Barnes, also Jacob & 
Pbebe Wjun Propounded to the Cbh. 

1775. April 6. Married Matthew Lane & Elisabeth Stearas of Rock- 

June 1 1. BaptizM Thoraaa Chandler Son of Timothy & Betty Olcott. 

July 23. BaptizM Abiel Daughter of Isaiah & Dorcas Johnsosj. & Aaroo 
Son of Abraham & Sawyer. 

July 30, Baptized Rebecca Daughter of Timothy & Rebecca Walker 

Aug. 27. Baptiz'd Sibbel Daughter of Elias & Sibbel Olcott, also pro- 
ponuded at Rockingham Jacob & Pbebe Wynn 

Octob. 10 Marrtetl Nathaniel Bennett & Sibbel Whipple of Rocking- 

Nov. 5. Baptiz'd Luther Son of John & Johneou. 

Dec 17. Baptiz'd Mercy Daughter of Peter & Mercy Kivans. 

Dec, 26 Marrietl David Cockran & Mary Aikeii, both of Kent. 

1776, Jan. 14. Propounded laaiah Johnson & Dorcas Ids Wife, 
Jan, 28. Isuiab & Durcaa Johu5on propounded at Rockingham. 
Feb. 18 Ijsaiab & Dorcas Johnson Received into the CHb. 

Feb. 20. Baptiz'd Luciuda Daughter of Fairbanks & Esther Moora at 
their house being Sick. 

March 21. By the Desire of Brother Asher Evans I informed the Cbh 
& Congregation of his Sorrow for his foolish *& Inconsiderate Conduct with 
Nath^ Bennett. Voted Satisfactory. 

April 21. Chh Tarried after Publick Worship, read Jonathan Burrs 
Coui plaint against Nathaniel Davis & Chose Peter Evans & Rlias Olcott to 
meet with them & endeavour to reconcile the Ditfitulties between them. 

April 27. Chh Tarried after Publick Worship When Peter Evans Jun' 
& Elia* Olcott upon Brother Davis Saying that wherein be had broke the 
good Rules of the Chh he was sorry for it, Said it was to the same purport 
to what they had Advis'd to & Brother Burr was satisfied with, and he being 
Satisfied withdrew his Cfimpbiint ^- both Parties agreed not to mention 
again the old Story wherein they differd & which was the foundation of the 

May 10. Baptiz'd Roswell Sod of Asher <& Mary Evans, 

June 17* Baptiz*d I^Iira Alpbeus Sun of Jobu «& Esther Chandler 

July 1. Elenor Preston informing us that she had never been baptiz*d 
tho she tbot she bad been in Infancy when .she was received into the Chh, 
was baptiss'd no Olijection being iDa<le, nl«o baptiz'd Sy kanuH Son of Col- 
born & Elenor Preston. 

July 22. Chh tarried after Publick Services &made Choice of Tiraothj 
Walker & Jehiel Webb for Choristers. An enquiry wan made of Sister 
Preston as to the mistake which she was under as to her saying she 
been baptizM in Infancy when she offerM herself to join the Cbh» when 
declar'd that she really tho't theu that she had been iho iioce ahe waa CdS? 

1900.] First Ohurch of Bockingham, Vt. 201 

Tinc'd to the Contrary. & the Chh were so far satisfied with her Discourse 
as to overlook it, tho' they could not excuse her from great Negligence A 
Carelessness, also the Chh made Choice of Peter Evans Juu' & Jou^ Burr 
to Discourse with Brother Simonds & Woods concerning their Absenting 
from Communion & endeavour to persuade them to return to their Duty. 

July 28. Baptiz'd Nathan Son of Ebenezer & Zeruiah Johnson 

August 4. Propounded Agnis Whitney, having formerly own'd the 

August 25. Receiv'd Agnis Whitney into the Chh. 

August 30 Baptiz'd Naomi Daughter of Sylvanus & Naomi Eingsley. 

Sept. 1. Baptiz'd Moses Agnis & Lucretia Children of Ezra & Agnis 
Whitney, also propounded Ebenezer & Rachel Albee 

Sept 11. Married Asa White & Jane Arwin of Rockingham. 

Sept 15. Received Ebenezer & Rachel Albee into the Chh. Baptiz'd 
Mary Daughter of Sam^ & Mary Whiting, also Elisabeth Daughter of 
John A Elisabeth Whitney, also Margarett Daughter of James & Margaret 
Campbell, & Rachel, Ebenezer, John, Benjamin, Mary A Submit Children 
of Ebenezer & Rachel Albee. 

Sept. 26. Married Solomon Wright & Abylene Preston & Gardner 
Simonds & Nancy Titus. 

Sept. 29. Baptiz'd Persis Daughter of Jabez & Persis Sargeant 

Octoh. 6. Chh tarried after Publick Exercise & at the Desire of the 
Society at Putney. Voted to Send to assist in gathering a Chh & Installing 
a Minister there & Chose Peter Evans & Nathaniel Davis Delegates. 

Nov. 3. Chh Tarried after Publick Worship. Patrick McHerg ex- 
hibited a Certificate that he & his Wife were in Christian Communion in 
Scotland when they left it, the Chh Voted that they might receive the 
priveled^e of baptism for their Child, accordingly after Meeting Baptiz'd 
Judith Daughter of Patrick & Judith McHerg, at their House. 

Dec. 22 Baptiz'd Mary Daughter of Abraham & Sawyer. 

1777. March 30. Joshua & Esther Flotten at Chester * # ♦ 
♦ * # were propounded to the Chh. 

May 4. Chh Tarried after Publick Worship when a Letter of Dismis- 
sion i& Recommendation of Thomas & Sarah Dutton from the Chh of Christ 
in Lunenburg was Read. 1 Voted to Receive Sarah Dutton into the Chh. 
Objections being made against Receiving Thomas Dutton into this Chh, till 
some Satisfaction was given for his Constant Neglect of & Absence from 
Publick Worship. The Question was put whether the Chh would receive 
Thomas Dutton into Communion without further Satisfaction pass'd in the 

May 11. Receiv'd into the Chh Joshua & Esther Hotten. Baptiz'd 
Joshua Asahel, & Luther Children of Joshua & Esther Hotten also Joseph 
Warner Son of Caleb & Elisabeth Church. 

June 22. Married Uriah Morris & Mary Tarbel of Chester. 

July 20. Baptiz'd Abigail Daughter of William & Elisabeth Stearns 

Sept 12(?) Married Howe as he Said & Mary Glazier of Rock- 


Sept 14. Propounded John & Martha Lovell. 

Octob. 5 Propounded Jehiel & Mary Webb 

Nov. 2 Married Charles Man & Zeruiah Parker of Chester 


Passing into History. 

& Receiv'd into tbe 

Dec, 21. llaptJzVl Mary Wife of Jehiel Webb 
Clib John & Martha Lovell & Jehiel & Mary Webb. 

Dec. 23. BaptizM Elisabeth Daughter of Titu^^ & Rebeca Walker being 

Dec. 28. Baptized Clarissa & Jehiel Children of Jehiel & Mary Webb 


Jan, 31. Married David Cross & Rlioda Wilson of Ac worth 
March 29. Baptiz'd Samuel Sou of Samuel & Mary Whiting & Simeon 
Son of Elias & Sibhel Olcott. 

May 10. Baptized Adriel Son of Sylvanus & Naomi KingBley 
May 17. Baptized Rulkley aon of Timothy & Betty Olcott. 
June 21 Baptized Tabitha Daughter of Isaiah & Dorcaa Johngou 
July 12. BaptizM Benjamin Sou of Ebeuezer & Zeruiah Johnson. 
Aug. 23. Baptiz\l Leonard Sou of Jo.shua & Esther Hotten. 
Aug. 30. Chh tarried & nippoiuted a Chh Meeting to bo on Friday 
following to Consider whether the Chh will receive any to priveledges with* 
out Receiving to full Communion or in other words whether they will 
adopt the half way Covenant* Commonly &o call'd, & Propounded Bethiah 

[To bo continued.] 


In memory of Rev. Edward Griffin Porter, A.M., Proaident of the New-En^lftBd 
Iliytoric (lenealogictil Society. 

By Rev. Henry C. Gravks, D,D. 

KOT much of him for earth to claim by right, 

Who dwelt on heigbt** where noble souls e'er stay ; 

His winged feet moved lightly on their way, 

Then vaulted heavenward into clouds of light. 

The facile pen, the golden mouth, told well, 

How fine the genius that fine thought inspires ; 

How social values, iu his^toric tires, 

Glow, and their glories in full measures swell. 

Of such its his, passed into history, 

Are eyes that shine where regal c rests combine, 

And brows around which coronets entwine ; 

They i>oint the way lustrous in mystery. 

Valhallas now hold all untarnished worth, 

And angels welcome the celestial birth. 

Tramoni Tempie, F^thruary, 1900, 

Rev, Ed warp Griffin Porter, A.M., President of this Society, died 1 
at his home in Dorchester, Mass,, February 5, 1900. A memoir with por-j 
trait will appear in a future number of tbe Register. 

IKKk] jMcimU £m%al^GhmMd9 of Long hkmA* 



Bj.Sdw. Doublbd^t Ha&eu, Eaq., of New Tork CUj. 
[Coatinaed firom page 62.] 

Henry Son 

of Ed want 

and Deborah 


died Not' S8< 

1770 in y 

4^ Year of 



Ilea the Body of Ef ther 

Ofbome Daughter of 

Thomas Ofbome k 

Efther Ofbome who 

Died January f l^ 

An. Dom. 17ff Aged 

16 years k 6 months 

In Memory of 

Lien^ Jonathan 

Baker died March 

r 4* 1747/8 in y« 

69 Year of 

his Age 


Efther y« Wife o^ 

M' Jonathan Baker 

Jnn' k Daughter of 

M' John Parfons 

who died DM:'6t^ 

A.D. 1760 Aged 

28 Years 

Here lies 

the Body of 

David Baker who 

Died Novembr y« 

28>« 17 2 9 In y« 

881k Year of His 


Here lieth y« Body 

of Alice Baker Formeli 

y« Wife of Thomas 

Baker Who Died 

Febniaryy«4: 1708:9 

In y« 88 year of Her 






THE : 84 : TH YEAR OF 

HIS AGE: 1788/ 9 

Here Lieth y« Body 

of Sarah y« Wife 

of Nathaniel Baker 

Who Died October 

The 9 1727. In y« 62 

year of her Age. 

Here lieth y« Body 

of Catharin ¥« Wife 

of Nathaniel Baker 

Who Died May 

y« 14 : 1722 : In y 

66 year of Her 


In Memory of 


Daughter of Davis 

k Zeralah Conkling 

who died 

Jan>7 28«b 1800, 

aged 5 years 

Come read my date 

And here youHl/ee 

No age norfexflrom 



Ancient BuriaUOrounds of Long Island. [Apii] 

In Memory of 

Samoel Mulford 

died July y« lO^* 1748 

In y 66»*» year 

of his age 

In Memory of 


Daughter of 

Davis & Zerulah 

Conklln ; 

who died 

Dec' 16«>» 17^2 

aged 10 days 

Memory of 

Daniel Conklin 

whe died 
Oof 26. 1800 
In the 83 year 

of his age 


Lies the 

Body of M*- 

Annanias ConkHng 

who died March y« 1 

J740 In y« 68 year 

of his Age 

In Memory of 
M' Jeremiah 
Conkllng Who 
Died July y« 21 
A.D. 174G Aged 
28 years 


Memory of 

Abigail, wife of 
Daniel Conklin; 

who died 

May 24, 1795 

in the 70, year 

of her age 

Here lies 

the Body of 

M» Hannah widow 

of M' Benjamin 

Conkllng who died 

Jnne y« 29** 1762 In y« 

[broken off] 

In Memory of 
M» Either Baker 

Wife of M' 

Nathaniel Baker 

who departed this 

Life Sept' 23d 1765 

Aged 23 years 


Memory of 

Henry Son of 

M' Daniel &M» 

Mary Baker 
Who Died May 
y \Z^ A.D. 1756 

Here Llet The 

Body of Achl 

id of ISAAC & 


In Memo 
ry of Henry 
Son of M' Daniel 
k M» Mary Bak 
cr Who Died In 
ly y« 24"^ A.D. 






THE 27 • 1733 AGED 

6 • YEARS • 4 • MONTHS 


Efq. who died 
April y« 22* 1772 
In the 68"' Year 
of his Age 
Death flew Commlfslon'd 
From on High 
Nor warning Gave 
Bams you mnft die 
Not Ufefnlnefs 
Itfelf can Save 
Thy Life from the 
Devouring Grave 

IMO.] AmcimU Burial-Orounds of Long lOand. 205 


Lies the 

Body of M" 

Sanh the wife of M* 

Isaac Barns ]iiii« who 

died October the 22 

1786 Aged 88 yean 

Easthampton Yillaok. 

The village of Easthampton, the prindpAl settlement in the township, is 
distant between three and four miles from the westeriy line, and but a ^ort 
distance from the south beach. The old burying ground ia a long and nar- 
row enclosure lying as it were in the middle of the main street It is among 
the oldest, and most important, in an hbtorical sense, in the county. In 
1887 no other epitaphs of a date prior to 1800 were to be found there than 
these that f oUow. 

Here lies depoflted the 

Remains of M" 

Confort of 

Ck>nfort flrft of 

David Gabdineb Bsq' 

and daughter of the Bev^ 

Samuel Buell and 

Jebusha Buell his Confort 

fhe departed this Life 

in hope of a better 

Feb'y 24«» 1782 in the 

88* year of her Age 

Reader behold this Tomb 
with Reverence and Begret I 

Here lie the remains of 




58 years Paftor of the Charch 

in this place. He was a faithful 

and fnccefsful Minifter of the Gofpel 

a kind relation, a true friend, a good 

patriot, an honeft man and an 

exemplary Chriftian 

Was born Sept' !« 1716 died in peace 

Jnly 19^ 1798 aged 82 years 

They that tnni many to righteouf nefs 
fhall Thine as the brightnef s of the flrma- , 
ment and the stars forever and ever 
Remember them who have spoken nnto 
you the word of God whofe faith 
follow confidering the end of their 

206 Ancient BuriaUOrounds of Long Island. [April, 


of the Bevn<> M' 

Nathaniel Hantting 

who died Sept™' y« 

21« 1768 In r 78*»» 

Tear of his Age 


of Jerofha y« Wife of BODY OF 

the Revd Samuel PHEBE CURING 

BueU, who died AGED 23 YEARS 

June 16«» A.D. 1769 DEC© MAY Y« 21 
in y« 87"» Year 17 14 

of her Age 

Here Lyes Burled Here Lyes Burled 

y« Body of M' the Body of Cap* 

Samuel Conkling Samuel Mulfobd 

Who Dec* April Who Dec^ Auguft 

y« 80«» 1726 in y« y^ 21« 1726 Aged 

26^ Year of his Age about 80 years 

MARY DAUR OF Here Lyes y« Body of 

MULFORD AGED __,,. .^ tQ*m*TT^T 

4 MONTHS & 18 Wife of Capt bAMUEL 


MARCH Y« 29«> Novem^w y« 24'»» 1717 in 

17 18 ye 64«» Year of Her Age 








DIED AUG. 21 1726 M. 80 



DIED AP'L 28, 1774 M. 85, 



DIED DEC. 18, 1778, M, 56. 



DIED M*CH 24, 1846 M. 85, 



DIED MAY 28, 1857 M. 71 



STONE IN 1880. 





ANNO : 171 U12 : IN JUNE Y« 15t»» 1727 

THE : 80 : TH : YEARB AGED [lUeg.l YEARS 
OF : HIS : AGE* 

* [Age XDAy be 80, 60, or possibly 60.] 

1900.] AnoimU Bmriat^OrommU of Long I&Umd. 



Jebemiah Conkling 





Here lies y 

Body of Mi« 

Mercy y« wife 

of M'. John Miller 

Who Died July 

r 80* 1744 In y* 

86«» Tear of 
her Age 

In Memory 

of Hannah y* 

Daughter of 

y« Re?* Samnel 

Boell & Jemfha 

his Wife who 

died Apr> 11««^ 

1759 Aged 

8 Months 

AGED 1 YEAR & 4 







APRIL 21^ 1741 

In Memory of 
Peter Boell Son 

of the Rev<^ 

Samnel Buell 4 

Jemfha his Wife 

who died June 

«« 1761 in y* 8* 

Tear of his Age 

In Memory 

of Efther f 
Daughter of y 

Rev<i Samnell 

Bnell & Jemfha 

his Wife who 

died Nov \Z^ 

1757 Aged 
1 Tear k 10 M<» 

In Memory of 
Either Danght'r 
of y Rev<* Samn- 
el Bnell k Jem- 
fha his Wife 
who died June 
y« 19"» 1754 
aged 2 Years 

Here lyes Buried 

the Body of 

Jonathan Hunting 

M,A. Who Departed this 

Life Sep« 8^ Anno Dom^ 1760 

in y« 86"^%Tear of His Age 

Mary Hunting, 
Dangh. of DocV 
Edward and M« 
Marcy Hunting 
Died April 11^ 
1745 Aged 1 Year 
k 8 Months 

Edward Son of 
Dr Edward and 
Mercy Hunting 
De<^ Aug** 9**^ 
1738 Aged 4 
Years & 10 Months 

In Memory of 

Samuel y Son 

of Eliphelet k 

Phebc Stratten 

who died Octo» 

12"> 1763 in y« 

26*»» Year 

of his Age 

Here lyes Buried 

y« Body of Docf 

Edward Hunting 

M,A. Who departed 
this Life Ajnil y* 10a» 
Anno Dom^ 1745 in y« 
42»i Year of His Age 





SEPT' 19«» 1706. 

In Memory of 

Phebe y« Danght'r 

of Eliphelet k 

Phebe Stratten 

who died July 

12tt» 1762 in r 

80«» Year of 

her Age 


Ancient Burial- Oraunds of Long Island. [Aprils 

In Memory of 

Mary y Danght'r 

of Eliphelet & 

Fhebe Straiten 

who died Jane 

8*^ 1761 In y« 83<» 

Year of Her Age 

In Memory of 


Jo/eph Of horn 

who died 

Nov 21" 1786 

in the 82* year 

of his age 


M' David Stratton 

who died Jan^ ^ A.D. 

1770 Aged 48 Years 

In Memory of 
Hannah wife of 


Jofeph Of bom 

who died 

Nov^ 6"» 1776 

In the 67«» year 

of her age 

In Memory of 



Joseph Osborne 
by Hannah his 

Wife he died Sepf 

the 16«» 1772 In 

the 80«» Year of 

his Age 

In Memory of 

Mrs. Mary Osbom 

Wife of M' Jofeph 

Ofbom who died 

Aaguft 9th 1783 

aged 43 years 

My fitfh Piall f lumber 

in the grounds 
Till the last trumpet* 8 

joyful found 
Then hurft the chains 

withfweet furprife 
And in my Saviour^a 
image rife. 

In Memory of 
Mr. Jofeph Of born 

who died 

April 2«» 1798 

In the W^ year 

of his age 

In Memory of 

Mrs. Hannah 

Hedges Relict of 

M' Jonathan Hed- 

-ges, who died 

Jannr i2"» 1792 

in the 83* year 

of her age 

In Memory of 

Mr. Lewis Ofbom 

who died 

Sept' \i^ 1783 

aged 36 years 

Robert L. Hedges 

Son of Mr. Reuben 

& Mrs. Hannah 

Hedges : died 

Feby 7"» 1793 

aged 5 months 

In Memory of 

Mr. Jeremiah Miller, 

who departed 

this life 

July n^ 1794 

in the 67**» year 

of his age 

Behold and fee as youpafs by 

As you are nowfo once was I 

As I am now you foon will be 

Freparefor Death to follow me 

1900.] Amcimi Buriat^Oraunds of Lang Idand. 


Here lies the 


Peggy Negro 

Senr^ to Cif^ 

Ahraham Gardiner 

aged 22 yean 

In Memory of 
Eleazer Miller 

who died March 

W^ 1788 

in the 92^ year 

of his Age 

Here lies Bnried 

the Body of 

Matthias Bomet 

Esq' who Died October 

the i^ 174« 
in r 72< Year of his Age 





1742 IN THE 21-» 






1748 IN THE 42d 



of Elisabeth the 

Wife of Matthias 

Bomit Efq' who 

died April %T^ 1761 

in the 860" Year 

of her Age 



died Octo'4<i'A.D. 1770 

Aged 81 Years 







1 763 


David Hedges 

WlLUAM & »C" 

DIED June 23d 





M» Temperance Hedges died dec* \z^ 1768 aged i month and 


In Memory of 
M' Jofiah Miller 

who died 

Augaft 12«» 1778 

In the 49*** year 

of his age 

Mary Danghfr 
of Mr Elifha k 
Jerafba Conk 
ling died Decmr 
y« 16*»» 1766 
aged 2 Years 

In Memory of 

Phcbe y Wife of 

W Jofiah Miller 

who dierl Sept^ \2^ 

1768 in r 62* Year 

of her age 


Samuel Miller 


Jeremiah & M" 
Ruth Miller 

DIED AUG^ 31»» 1764 


k 22 D- 


of Jemfha y Wife 

of M' Elifha Conkling 

Jnn' who died May 

y« 80«» A.D. 1767 

in y« 88* Year 

of her age 

In Memory of 
Elizabeth y« Wife 
of Benjamin Ayers 
who died April l^t 
1767 in r 80^ Year 
of her Age 

210 Ancient BuriaUOrounds of Long Idand. [Apri* 

IN MEMORY of In Memory of 


who died July 26th ^^^ (lied March 

A.D. 1767 In the j2**i 1786 

^K. ^®*^ ^^ In the 86"» year 

^^8 ^5® of his Age 

[A footstoue to grave next that of John Hedges is marked D.H. 1769. 

IN MEMORY of In Memory of 


wife of JOHN M' Jofiah & M» 

HEDGES who Mary Hodges; 
Died April the 18"^ who died 

A.D. 1772 in the Auguft 28th 
69»h Year of 17 7 8 

Her Age aged 12 years 

Jofiah Son of Samuel Son of 

Daniel & Jerufha M<^ Jonathan & 

Hedges who Zetvia Hedges 

died May y« 22^ who died Janrr 

1769 Aged 6 H"» l 7 7 1 

weeks & 6 Days Aged 4 Years 


In Memory of David Hedges Son of Mr. Jonathan & Mrs. Zerviah 1 
died Jan'y 19"» 1777 in the 9"» year of his Age. 

In Memory of Temperance Hedges Daughter of Mr. Jonathan & ' 
Hedges who died July 22d 1777 in the 17th year of her age. 


of Deacon JOHN 


died March 14«» 1768 

in the 61«t Year of 

his Age 

This was his farewell dying Word 

Tls blef sed dying In the Lord ; 

How great such Blcfseducfs will be, 

He left this World and went to see. 

In Memory of In Memoi 


the Wife of Deacon -ges Relict 

John Huntting Jonathan 

who died July 19, A.D. who « 

1776 iu the 71" Year March ^ 

of her Age In the Tr 

of he 

IN MEMORY of In Mei- 

Elizabeth y* Wife M' AaBO 
of Burnet Miller who died 

Efq»^ who died May 1707 i„ . 

r 16tM765 m the 1797, mt 

87«» Year of her Age 

In Memory of CLARRY Daughter of Mr, Aaron k IS: 
died Dec 6<»» 1789 aged 3 years 2 mo. & 6 days. 

In Memory of CLARISSA only Daughter of Jtfr. Aar 
who died Oct^ 27»»» 1798 aged 7 years 8 months and 9 day 

Sarah Daughter of M' Henry & M» Annie Chatfleld di 
3th Year of her Age. 

19M.] Bnmf Ontn. Sll 


Cofnunimieftted hj l>mLOWLAm P. Ooebt, Esq^ of Maiden, IDms. 

The paper, of which tfie following ia a copy , was given me bjonr 
associate, Elbridge H. Gross, Esq., of MeLrose, Mass. It adds to 
onr knowledge of Lieat. William Hasey and his early location before 
his appearance at Komney Marsh, and contains important additions 
to the family of Heniy and Esther Ghneen, as given in the Vinton 
Memorial and Greene's Descendants of Thomas Oreen. Esther 
(Hasey) Green, the writer, was baptized in the First Church, Bos- 
ton, ** 23 day 1 mo. 1651 " and died at Stoneham, Mass., Febniaiy 
26, 1747-8, aged 98. 

An Acoonnt of M" Esther Green's Parents, Birth Ac My Fkrenti were 
William Hasey, & Sarah his Wife. My name was Esther Hasey. 

J was Bom at PaUng Point in the Year 1650 the 20^ Day of Mareh. 

When J was four or five Tears old my Father Removed his Family to 
Rmnny Marish where J lived with him while J was almost twenty and two 
Tears old. Then J married to Henry Green of Maiden the 11^ day of 
January in the Tear 1672. 

My first Child Henry was Bom the 24^ of November in the Tear 1672. 

My Second Child Esther was bom the S^ of September in the Tear 1 674. 

My Third Child Martha was Bom the 9^ of October, in the Tear 1676. 

My Foarth Child Joseph was bom the 27^ of October, in the Tear 1678. 

My Fifth Child Daniel was Bora the 30"» of January, in the Tear 1681. , 

My Sixth Child Dorcas was Bora the 31"* of December in the Tear 1682. 

My Seventh Child Lydia was Born the Eleventh of August in the Tear 

My Eight Child Jacob was Bora the 10**» of May in the Tear 1689. 

My Lydia was married to Thomas Lynd of Maiden the 22'' of July in the 
Year 1708. Her Thomas was Bom the 27"> of March in the Tear 1711. 
Her Jonathan was Bora the 14"* of March in the Tear 1714. 
Her Jacob was Bora the Eighteenth of May in the Tear 1716. 
Her Lydia was Bora the Thirty & first of May in the Tear 1723. 

My Martha Dyed the 3'* of February in the Tear 1678. 

My Husband Dyed the Nineteenth of September in the Tear 1717. 

My Jacob Dyed the Nineteenth of July in the Tear 1723. 

Jabez Green dyed the 13^ of July 1716, he[ing^ Nine Tears and Eight 
D^es Old. 

Thomas Cutler Died the 13*»» of May 1721, being Six weeks Old. 

Nathan Green Die<i the 1*^ of June in the Tear 1728 being 24 years &3 
months old. 

Joseph Wylley Died the 2* of June in the Tear 1728 being 11 years & 
3 months old. 

Ebenezar Green Died the 16 of August in the Tear 1728 being 82 years 
old lacking 5 weeks. 

My Henry Married to Hannah Flagg of Wobnra the 9^ of January in 
the year 1696. 


Notes concerning Roger WilliamM* 


My Joseph Married to Hannah Green of Maiden the 24^ of December 
in the year 1700. 

Mj Daniel Married to Mary Bycknam of Blalden the 2 of December in 
the year 1708. 

My Esther married to Eleazar Flagg of Wobum the 17*^ of January m 
the year 1 6115. 

^ly Dorcas married to John Wylley of Lynn the 1 9 of De€ember in the 
Year 1705. 

JMy I/ydea was married to Thomas Lynd of Maiden the 22^ of July in the 
Year 1708, 

My Jaeoh was Married to Dorathy Lynd of Maiden the 8*^ of July in the 
Year 1713. 


Bj OK D. Ho DOES, Jr. 

[Continued from Vol. 63, page 64.] 


A RECENT discovery neccssitatee a correction of the probable maid- 
en name of ilrs. Williams as given in my previous notes, the author- 
ity far which was Moaes Brown's copy of a letter written by William 
Harris to Capt* Deane umler date of 14 Xov., 1666. Mr. Robert 
Harris of Pomfret, Conn», writes as follows : 

PoMFRET, Feb. 22» 1900. 

Dear Sir: At last the original copy, by William Harris himself, of his 
letter to Capt* Deane has been found at the Rhode Island Historical Society- 
I have seen it and jKn^Bess a certified eopy of the fiame. The brother of Mr, 
William.s's wife is there written Harvard^ not Wamard^ and the letter was 
not well copied either by Moses Brown or Wm, .L llarrii^, 

Wm. J. Harris was not nephew of Moses Brown, whose third and last 
wile was lw>rn Fhebe Waterman. She then married a Lockwood, and this 
Mr*;. Loekwoml was Wm. J. Harris's t^randmother. I was led into error 
by always hearin*^ him speak of Mr, Brown as '* Uncle Moses." 

Yours very traly, Robkrt Hahbis. 

Mr. Harris also sent me his certified copy of the letter with a note 
from Mr. Clarence S. Brii^hum, librarian of the R. 1. Historical 
Society to the etFect that the initial letter of the name is clearly B. 
Anotlier name, copied OHtlen by Moses Brown, is written Ostler b 
by Harris. The letter is endorsed, in William Harris's writing: 
** A copcy of a letter to I'apta [y ? [ne Deane (soe far as concerns Roger 
Williams." It is further encloreed in the writing of Moses Brown 
ami of his amamjenais : "Letter from Wm. Harris to Capt. Deane 
1666," and also "with an acct of li. W, conduct towards Wm. H. 
— Nov, 14, 1666, this year he was an Assistant, copycl 25thj 3d m* 


Dorchetter Christian Names. 



Communicated by William B. Trask of Dorchester. 

The foUowiDg are a f^w of the early christian names, male 
and female, appearing on the Dorchester (Massachusetts) town and 
church records. 

Addingstill Willoves. 

Amity Morse (had Unity, b. 1721). 

Blisse Tolman. 

Charity Pelton. 

Christian Monk. 

Comfort Foster. 

Consider Atherton. 

Constant Hawes. 

Content Wales. 

Deliverance Leadbetter. 

Depcndauce CoUecot 

Desire Clap« 

Exercise Henshaw. 

Experience Blake. 

Faith Withington. 

Freedom Woodward. 

Freegift Coggeshall. 

Freegrace Lion. 

Freelove Monk (dau. of Hope). 

Grace Tilestou. 

Hope Atherton. 

Hopestill Swift. 

Increiise Sumner. 

Merry Hill. 

Mindwell Pond. 

Obedience ToplifT, 

Patience Sj)urr. 

Praise ever Turner. 

Preserved Kush. 

Prudence Payson. 

Purchase Capen. 

Recompense Osbom. 
Release Humphry. 
Relief Blake. 
Rely Homes. 
Remember Elder. 
Remembrance Lippincot. 
Renew Weeks. 
Renewed Kingsley. 
Repent Weeks. 
Rest Swift. 
Return Clap. 
Roleon god Cotton. 
Rush Paul. 
Salter Searl. 
Silence Baker. 
Sion Morse. 
Standfast Foster. 
Submit Bird. 
Su])ply Clap. 
Take Heed Munnings, 
Thanks Clap. 
Thankful Wliite. 
Truecross Mi not, 
I'nite Moseley. 
Vigalencc Fisher. 
Wait Clap. 

Wait a While Makepeace. 
Waiting Plumb. 
Waitstill Wyatt. 
Watching Atherton. 

Silence and Submit, twin daughters of John Withington, born 15 Janu- 
ary, 1G82, die<l same year. 

Patience and Grace, twin daughters of Hezekiah Barl)er and Eunice his 
wife, l>orn August 17, 1739. 

Waitstill and Patience, daughters of James and Elizabeth Bishop, born 
August (3, 1700, died same day. 

Israel Stoughton Dan forth son to Mr. John Danforth bonie the 14th of 
Oct. 1687. [An early middle name.] 


Abstracta of English Wills. 



Commimicated by Lothbop Witiiincstox, Esq,, 30 Little Rusaell Street, W. C. London. 
[Continued from page 97-] 
JosKPii Pf.mbekton^ gpntteroan, Ipswiclu Will 12 Nov., ir>4r5; proved 
2 Sept., Ht47. William Pemberton my kinsman hUe of Breilfi-ild Suffolk, 
havinflj made nie his executor, to Deborah his diiMuhter when 21 Jta by uiU, 
To wife Alice raessiia^e in St, JMarj Elmes for life tlit^ii to lirother ]\IaU 
the we Fern lie rton of Coggetihalb Essex. To wife all jilate, then to niece 
Elizabeth tlanghter of said Matthew Pemberton and wife's neice Alice 
Pliillipps, To my wife Alice £80 a year. To sister Anne liurrett widow 
£5 a year. To Mr. Jacob Caley of Ipswicli, executor, £*0O, lie owes me 
£100. To Joseph Clifford ioii i>f Thomas C'ltlford of Ipawich £20 when 
21. To Thomas James and Elizabeth C'lilTord children of Baid Thorn iia 
Clifforfl when 21. To wife's kinsman William St^^inxyfer of London, car- 
penter, £50. To Bezaliell Carter, clerk, my nephew £20* To Panl Pem- 
berton my nepdiew £'2''t for books to juld to his library. To Elizabeth now 

wife of Adams my niece £10, To Hannah Pemberton now wife 

of Robert Scott my neice JC20. To Ilester Carter my neice danghter of 
Bister Barrett. To nephew.^ William Carter and Ro^er Carter JC20 each. 
To nephew llichanl Pemberton son of my brother Matthew Pemberton 
wdien 22 £!20 and ditto to his sister Bridget at 21. To nephew Matthew 
Pemberton eon of my hrotber Matthew Peml>erton j£20. To nephew 
Cyman Pemberton £5. To kinsman John Pe ml Morton son of Mr. William 
Peral^erton when 24. Richard Pemberton son of my brother Richard 
Pemberton £200. To Sc^holaetii-i Payne wife of John Payne at St. Mary 
Klmes 40-s per aiiniun for her fioore *:hildren. To Mrs. Ward, widow of 
Samuel Wartl, fjreaclier, annually, of 20&. To poore of St. Mary Elmes 206. 
Witnessea : John Fuller, Thomas Clifford, Jon. Slorr, Fines, 19L 

William Pj:mberton Bredfield, Suffolk, yeoman. Will 12 October, 
1640; proved 12 Nov, l€4tl To wife Grace lands etc. in Kirton for life 
then to son John (under 18). To son John lands in UtTurd in uccnpation 
of Daniel Catte, To son William lands etc. in Bredfeild, To daughter 
Debtira (under 21) tenement:^ etc- in Bredfcild in occupation of Hicharti 
Woodward and £120. To t^on Wilbam' latid-? in Marlestord, To sister 
Foster's children Cedlie, Charles and.Deborg, and husband Patrick Foster. 
Kinsman Joeeph Pemberton of Ipswich, gentleman, executor. Jeffrey 
Burwell Esq, lo assure son John*a lands. Witnesses : Robert Marry, Oliver 
Cnueman, Patrick Foster, Codicil (nuncupative) Oct 1640. To kinsfolk 
Rebecca and Martha daughters of John Payne 408 each. To servants 
Thoniiis Spurden, Robert Berrell, John Roe arid Margaret Mylee, 10s each. 
Witnesses : wife Grace anrl Cecely wife of Patrick Foster, 

[Mr. Waters (RfcoLSTKa^ vol. 4i>, p. 248} has given the wills of the father of 
Joseph Pemberton and of his brother Paul.— L. W,] 

[The will of John Peinhcrton, Lawford, E*isex, printed in the Hegi8TER, vol. 
89, p. tih mentions tiis brother James in Kew England. For an account of the 
latter'a fannly, see Rkgi&^tkr for Octoher, 18V12. 

In the Registkh. vt>l. 4I», p. 248, Mr. Waters gives the will of Piinl Pera- 
hcrtnn, who mentions his brothers Benjamin, Joseph and Mathidft Pemberton. 
This is preceded by the will of VVUUam Pemberton, which speaks of his sons 
Richard, Joseph, Benjamin, Paul and Malhie Pemberton, 


1900,] Abstracts of English Wills. 215 

Sir Richard Lechford, Shelwood, Surrey, Kt. Will 16 March, 1610; 
proved 4 August, 161 1. To poore of Leigh als Lye £8 ; do. of Charlewood, 
408. To Eliz. Lechford daughter of my son Henry Lechford dec. 100 marks 
to be paid after death of Dame Elinor my wife. Residue of goods to my son 
W" Lechford after death of Dame Elinor aforesaid. Wife, Dame Elinor, 
executor. Overseers : brothers-in-law Sir John Morgan, Kt., and John TTieo- 
bald, Esq. If I die during minority of heir, friends John Sands Esq. of 
Lethered Surrey, gent., Richard Dallender of Leighe aforesaid, gent., and 
William Mulcaster and Robert Hatton, both of Middle Temple, London^ 
gentlemen, to compound with His Majesty for wardsliip. If any profit by dis- 
posing of ray grandchild Richard Lechford in marriage? or by lands to be laid 
out by said John Sands, Richard Dallender, William Malcaster, and Robert 
Hatton etc. etc Witnesses : Chr. Currier, Wm. Mulcaster, John Briscome, 
John Lechford. ^ 

Archdeaconry of Surrey, Register Berry (1608-1614), folio 316. 

Dame Eliaxor Letchford, Fameham, Surrey, widowe, late wife of Sir 
Richard Lechford Kt. deceased, and executor of his will. Will 6 March, 
1611/12 ; proved 26 May, 1612. Have paid to Mr. Richard Dallender £8 
for poore of Leigh. To poore of Charlewood 408. To Eliz. Lechford daughter 
of late son-in-law Henry Lechford 1 00 marks as by Sir Richard's will, also £80 
from Richard Lechford grandson and heir of Sir Richard Lechford. If Eliz. 
die, to her sister Ann Lechford. To my sister Lady Morgan my wach etc. 
To my sister Theobald velvet gowne. To my sister Mary Morgan £20 etc. 
To my neice Ann Theobald £5 and carkonest of pcarle and gold. To my 
goddaughter Ellinor Mulcaster daughter of W'" Mulcaster of Charlewood, 
gent. £ '>. To said W"* Mulcaster 20 nobles and husband's long cloak lined 
with tiiflfeta. To my mother Mor«;an hooped gold ring. To cozen Ambrose 
Lovelace 2 dozen gold buttons. To Lady Randell diamond ring. To 
schoolmaster of Fanu^ham 40s. a year during ministry of my sonne W"' 
LiK-htord for 2 poor scholars on nomination of my brother Sir John 
Morgan. To sons in law John Lechford and Thomas Le(;hl'ord £5 each. 
To George Duncombe *rent. piece of phite. To servants Catherine Thomp- 
son, Joane Ay on and Thomas Harman bedding etc. To poore of Fame- 
ham £'), of Leigh £5, of Charlewood 20s. Rest to son William Lech- 
ford, eAeciitor. (iuardian of 8on William, brother Sir John Morgan. Over- 
seers and executors during minority of William : brother Sir John Morgan, 
Cozens Sir Ralph Boswell, Kt., and Sir Edward Culi)epper, Kt., and brother- 
in-law Ji»hn Theobald, Escj. If son William Lechford die, to right heirs of 
Sir Richard Lechfonl, paying to my said sons-in-law John Lechfonl and 
Thomas Lechford £100 each etc. eU;. etc. To l)e buried in chancel of 
Leigh church near husband. Witnesses : John Morgan, George Duncombe, 
Mary Morgan, Eliz. Lechford, John Lechford, Will Mulcaster, Francis 

Archdeaconry of Surrey, Register Berry (1608-1014), folio 208. 

[These wills sliow the otter jumble of the Lechford pedigree in Manning 
Bray's "Surrey." Thomas I.»echford of the "Note Book" was probably a 
grantlson of Sir Richard, not a son, as often sn^^gestcd. — L. W. 

For an account of Sir Richard Lechford, his wife P^loanor Morgan, aud the 
sons John and Thomas, children hy his lirst wife Ann Lusher, see a sketch of 
the life of Thomas Lechford, prefixed to the publication of his diary and writ- 
ten by J. Hammond Trumbull, Esq. No proof has ever been presented to estab- 
lish the identity of the diarist and the Thomas mentioned in Dame Lechford's 
will. Waltkb K. Watkins.] 

VOL. LIV. 15 


Absij'acts of English With* 


Alexakder Sharman, Tknindestoii, county Suffolk, gentleman. Will 
2 Nov. 1634; proved 8 May 1G35 by Thomas Di^y^ Jr. To be baried by 
wift? and daughter in church of Little Thornhara* To oT^ndcliild Sharman 
Deye lands iu Little Thornham, he to release to his brother Thomas Deye 
gifts bequeathed by will of William Deye their father. Frances Dwight 
after his mother's decease to surrender right froin lands held of Manor of 
Netherhall in Ejt when 24 beld by said William by deed 21 James 30 Oct. 
given to ase of me said Alexander and Elizabeth my wife and my heirs 20 
Oct, 11 Charles. To Abigail Deye siater of Thomas. To my coeaen 
Lyonell Chewete of Dedham C^onnty Essex, Supervisor; Thomas Deye of 
Hoxon, gentleman. Executor : my grandcbllil Thomas Deye. 

Consifitory of Norwich, Register 1G35, folio 1- 

[For the Shermans and Lionel Chewte or Chute, see REGrstER. vol. 50» Index. 

Walter K. Watkins.} 

Richard Htnt, St, Mary, Woolchurch, London. Will 1 April, 
1643; proved 30 Jan'y, 1643/4. " Deare wife and welbeloved with 
all our l>eare and sweete chiklren 1 waiting daylie for my change and 
dissolution am willing to leave with you this my last will and Testa- 
ment, I being at this present time in perfect health of l>ody and quiet 
of mind at Peae** with God and all persons in the world, hut knowinge the 
life of everie man and woman as momentous and uncertaine I have written 
this ray last will and testament with my owne hand in the time of my health 
least the omittance of it should trouble mee in the time of my sickness or at 
the hour of death when the thoughts and meditations of other tilings will be 
more needf ullJ' Estate in (3) parts. One third to dear and loving wife Jane 
Hunt, which I hope amounts to £1800 in goods, chattels and Had mones 
btisides her Jewells and rings ; also great silver Bason and Ewer with 2 faire 
flaggon potts ; also lease of our house at Hackney Parish e in Mearer 
Streete paying yearlie Rent £20-15 to Mr* Walter a Conncille' of Grays 
Inns. One third to children, viz : to eldest son Josiah Hunt £800 at 21 ; 
to eldest diuighter Sarah Hunt £500 at 21 ; to daughter Katheiine £500 at 
21 ; to young son Kathaniel £rjOO at 21 or marrying l>y consent of his 
mother ; to son Richard £500 at 21 \ to child unborn, if wife is with child, 
£400 etc. For rest of estate : To brother John Hunt £G0 for his children. 
To brother Wm Hunt £20 for his children, besides £40 formerly lent him. 
To sister El len*s children, viz : Wm Tompson £10 ; to Geo. Tompaon £20 ; 
to Richard Tompson £10 ; to ThoH» Tompson £10 if he return from warrs 
& sets up a trade ; to other two in the country £5 apiece. To sister Jane 
for her children, £40, To sister Anne for her children £40. To brt>ther 
Jolm Watkin 408. and to my sister 208 for ring,'?. To Tobias Watkin £5. 
To Arthur Watkin £5. To my brother Richard Kent £5. To lo\ing 
master Capt. Edvv, Ditchfield one of the best friends in the world £10. To 
dear friend Wm Green hill £5, To IVIr. Freake lecturer of Woolchurch 
£3. To 10 other ministers (2 being IMr* Trebell and Mr. Rawliuson and 
8 other as wife sees fit) £30. To Mrs, Katherine Middleton SOs. for rent 
To Mrs. Mary Gray 30s* To Mr. Hugon Ho\al! Mr. Hooper and Mr, 
WOson 20s. each. To Isaac Knight £3* To Mr, John Carter £3. To 
Mrs. Alice Allen 20s. To Thomas Stivers, Sr. 408. To Hannah 40s. To 
Joseph Morduck 20a. To W"' Sawyer £3, To Edw. Hiller, if he serves 
Mb time, 40s, To M" Katherine ExalJy £5. To Richard Piersou 20»» 
To Mrs. Jane Laney 208. To Artillerie Company 20s* To poore of 
Mary Wookhurch 20 nobles. To poore £30. To Sibbell Jones £5. To 


ABilracts of English Wilh* 


the kitchen roaid 20s. As to rest of estate, I hope about £800, £100 lor 
daughter Sara As to land ventured for m Ireland to lie gained & settled 
Sk son Jodia to have it, but £«il)0 to be hrokeu of! hh portion for other 
children. If any children die, portion thus : To wife £100 ; to brother 
John's children/if ProteRt-antii, £300 ; to brother William's child £200 if 
ditto ; to Ricb* Tompson £100 ; to Geo. Tompson, £100 ; to Thomas 
Tompson, £100 ; to brother William's son Raphe Hyiit, £50 ; to sister 
Kllen'a children in the oonntrj £100 ; to sister Jane's chili^ren £150 ; to 
sister Elizalieth*s diildreu £150 ; to sister Anne*a children £150 ; to Tobie 
Watkin anfi Arthur, £20 each j to Sibhell Jones, £20 ; to brother Kent's 
diildreu £60 ; to William Sawyer £20. To New England towards a 
h'brary, £20. To Edward BiUer £3. To Elizabeth my maid 40;^. Rest 
to wife for poore ministers and widowes. Wife executor. Overseer* 
CapL Edward Ditchfield. Mr. Hugon flowell, Mr. Thos Woorh Witnesses; 
William Medley. John Peace- 

CommisAarj of London (Town section). Register 29, folia 213. 

[This early beqnej^t for a library for New Englaml alone entitle?* this will to 
publicity. The testator is nUo nearlv connected with our early faniilleH, pos- 
sibly a brother- in-lniv of Henry Sewall. sr.— L» W.] 

[The testator was Captain Richard Himt, fonrth captain in the Red Regiment, 
one of the anxillarj^ reginientR to the London Train RiuuIr, which dkJ such ^rcat 
senrlce at the Battle of Newbury. In this ho was slain on the 20 Sept., HU3, 
and was buried at Newbury, Tbere is no record of his burial in the reijisterof 
8t. Manr Woolcharch Haw Chnrch, London, whtTt-are recorded the baptism of 
his children by hist wife Jane as follows : 15 May, 1633, Sarah; 15 Ang., 1^34, 
Rebecca; lJune» l»i3*>, Josiab; I An:;,, 1637^ Marie (bur. 10 Apr, lti38); 18 
Nov., 1«38, laaac; 11 Oct., 1639, Thotuas ; 24 Dec., 1640. Katharine; 7 Jan.. 
1641, Natlianiel; 8 Feb,, 1642, Richard; ** Shadracb, son of Capt, Richard Ouut, 
bar. 5 Apr,, 164 7." Capt. Hnnt w^aa a confectioner in '* Bearcblnder Lane." 
which was in Swithin's Lane. Cannon St,, in the vicinity of the church of 
Bt* Mary WoolchTirch Haw. which wn:s burned in 166*1, and stood formerly near 
the stock marltet on the site of the Mansion Mouse. After that date the parish 
became part of that of St. Mary Woolnoth* which stands at the western ends of 
Lombard Street and King William Street. Richard, son of Richard Hunt, was 
baptizt-d at St. Mary Woolcharch Haw, 14 Feb,, 1584. His brother John waa 
ba[»ti/,«'d3 jQly, 1586, 

Capt. Hunt was a member of the Honorable Artillery Companr of London. 
Under the dates 26 Sept., 1631, and 4 Ans:., 1635, the name tif Richard lliint 
Appears on the Roll in the '* Ancient Vellum Bimk '* of the eompatiy. His ** be*jt 
friend."' Capt. Edivard Ditchfleld, was a prominent raeraber of the Artillery 
Company and one of Ita '' ilssistants " In 1G33; he was also of St. .Mary Wool- 
charch parish. 

John Harvard, who died U Sept., 1G38, left half his estate, C771J-17-2, to the 
college, which has perpetuated his name by adopt! nc: it. This example induced 
many to make contributions to the collet^e. The Lady Ann Mowbon, of Lon- 
don* gift of £KM) was in 1643. The bequest of £2U by Capt. Hunt •* to New 
Snglaad towardn a library *' was probably a bcgue^t to Harvard Ci^Ile^e. though 
I fall to find any record of its receipt. As a member of the Honorable Artillery 
Company of London, bowcTcr, he may have heard from Major Robert Keayne 
of hi8 desire to cjiitabllsh a library in Boston, and which Kc-aync did by his will 
in 1663. and bequeathe*! *' to the' beginning of that Library my 3 great writing 
books/* Id res;ard to his Irt!*h LandM, Rant was an adventurer in the name, and 
eolMcribed under the Act of 17 Charles I., Chap. 33, the i*iira of £6<:K). Two 
others of the name. Richard ITunt, subscribed; one wa» a mercer, the other a 
skinner, and both also of London. 

The inrolracnts of their certitlcates arc preserved in the office of the Chief 
Rememl^rancer of the Exche^jacr, in the Dublin Record Utflce, at the Four Courts, 
PoblJn. They are Roll xlv., membrane *7; Boll xxvlii, membrane 15: and 
Boll xicx*, merobrane 40. Waltks Kendall WAXKiiifs.] 



Abstracts of English Wilh. 


Margaret Smithi Rolvedeii, Kent, widow. Will 8 Oct., 1629 ; proved 
24 Kriv., 162S>. To be buried m All *Smnt« Ilastiugs Cburcli, To *St. 
Clemeut^H HiiHtiii^:*. To soniie Armiger Barlowe £20 etc. To sonue 
Thorn afl Burl owe £20 eic!. To his wife. To grandchild Alexander Prea- 
Um\ £20. To daughter Jlary PreRton. To somie-ici-Iawe Thomas lliggen- 
«on, clerk £5* To daughter Bridgett Iliggejison HOs» etc. To gi'aodeliihken 
Margaret Olive, Rowland Olive, Judith Olive 20a, ea^h. To sister Mrs. 
Godbed. To coicen Mary wife of Fraucjis AUVey, elerk. T(j I^Iary Taj>- 
hittu. To «i.ster Mrs, Walkinson. To grandehild W^" Fernior and Eli2. 
Fen a or £10 eadi. OversoerB: 2 brethren Mr. Tho8. Squire and Mr* Row- 
laial Squire. Ridley, 1)8, 

1*111 LLirr Stokes, Farley, Sussex, gent. Will 10 Mnrcli, 1587/8; 
prove<l 20 Oct, 1588* LantU in Geatley and Tcklesliam to nephew Saint 
John Ilobson, tben to nephew^ Janifs Ilubsou, then to iiejdiew Oliver Pley- 
dell |iuying out cjf my house at Stoek in Gelling £30 yearly for life to Ellen 
EdmoniLs my sister's daughter, etc. etc. To niece Elizabeth Htdjhion £40. 
To ne}»lit'w William Baylye of Moiietou, parish of Chipnam, Wilts, £20. To 
Wenetride Ferris my niiM'e •"> marks. To ?<ervaut Uichard Baucks £<3. To 
brother Hobson-s ser\aiit8 20s. Residue Lo nrphew Oliver I'leydell, execu* 
tor. Overseers : nephew Robert SueUing of Horsley and nephew William 
Baylye of Chifjnam, To cozen Snelliug a uagge with 5 marks. Witnesses; 
Rol*ert Howe, A\'ill Harmer, Koh. Gosett, etc. Leicester* 2. 

[John Barley of Salesbury, Mas saclui setts, carae from Chippenham. Philip 
Btokes was evidently one of the St. Johns of Ledeard Tryoze.— L. W.] 

[Mr. Williftui Bayly of Maakton Maaor, Chlppecliam, Wilts. » had baptized 
a daughter, Margaret, 27 April, 1587, and others at later dates, 

Walter K. WatkinSi] 

WrLLiAM Alcott, Stockingfordy Nuneaton, A\^iirwick, yeoman. Will 
28 July, 103o ; proved irK35{?). Ann now wifc of Robert Jaraut to enjoy 
moiety of messuages etc. wdiure Robert Jarant dwi'lleth purchased of John 
Davye son and heir of Thomas Davy laU^ of Stoekujgf<u*d dec. and nil 
stocks etc. I hereby bequelh to sons Roger Aleott Also to Robert mt-s- 
Buages etc. in AsUey, Warwick, late in CK»cnpation of IIum[>lirt!y Gee w^^*' I 
Mijoy by gift of lsal)el Freeman my wife's sister late dec. and according 
to her device to son Rnger. Also to Roger £20. table, etc. etc. To my 
brother Rol>ert Alcott The m^xt fall of all that my wood ealled Standing Dale 
in Over AVhiteaere Warwick pnrchase^l of William Millar of Nether Wluta 
Acre yeoman when \) or 1 years of age in grow the from the last fall. Also 
for life Room in my Bame for corne orgraine ete^ etc. To Christian Byard 
new^ featherbed etc. to be given to her mother till she is 21. To dauglUer'» 
Bon Arthnr Miller St^uiding Dale WoiHletc. when he is 21 paying to Chris- 
tian Byard Ins sister by the mother £10 at 21. If Arthur Miller die wood 
lo son Roger Alcott. To daughter Isabell residue of liousehold goods as 
given hy her aunt Isabell Freemnn etc. To William Byarii, Thomas Byard 
and Christian Byard my daughter's childrtuj £20 each at 21. To my sister 
Constance 40s» etc. To Thomas ]\Iihvard 10s, To servants 68, 8d. To 
poore of Stockingford 5s. Residue to wife [Chrislian] and sonn John 
Alcott, executors. Witnesses: Thomas Mill ward, Robert Alcott, IM>ert 
Guy, Elizabeth Dickens, James (Too^lwyn. 

Consistory of Liehtield and Coventry, file for 1635. 

JoANE Odieme, St. Botolph*8, Aldersgate, London, widow. Will, 25 Feb* 
3 Chas. I. ; prove*l 8 January, 1628/9. To be buried in St Botolph'a 

1900.] Abatraots of EnglUh WilU. 219 

church. To poore of St. Botolph's 20s. Ditto of Cowley, Middlesex, 208. 
To Thomas and Robert Yale sonnes of Michael Yale of Cowley aforesaid 
clarke Ss. each. To Godchildren Roger Robbinson, Mary Russell, and 
Jane Bishop 5s. each. To Ann Ammer os. To sonne Roger Richardson 
all personal estate etc. except to cozen Alee Bruster my greene perpetuano 
suite, to cozen Mary Hill my black perpetuano suite, to cozen Mary Jarman 
my best black Fryzado suite, to cozen Elizabeth Kingsfeild trundle be<ld 
etc, to a>zen Joan Jarman old fryzeado suit, to Alee Drue three needle 
wrought coushions, to Mary Johnson 1 table cloath and one dozen napkins 
etc., to M" Alee Rayner of Cowley one ruff and cuffs, to Alee Yeate one 

best smock etc., and to Elizabeth Yate coife etc. to Ann one fryzado 

petticote. Son Roger Richardson, executor. Witnesses: Malice Yeate, 
Amy Nicholls, Ann Bed well. Ridley, 2. 

[I would suggest this should be Odlerne instead of Odieme. Stephen Odieme 
of the city of London, fishmonger, bachelor, and Joane Richardson of Giles, 

Cripplegate, widow of Uichardson, late of same, weaver, were licensed 

by the Bishop of London, to be married at Fulham, Middlesex, 5 June, 1612. 

Walter K. Watkins.] 

John Ruggles the elder Nasing, Essex, diocese of London, husband- 
man. Will 17 January, 1643/4 ; proved 5 December, 1644. To daughter 
Susan Growers wife of John Gowers of Thaxted 5s. To son-in-law John 
Gowers of Thaxttid £5. To grand daughter Anne Gowers daughter of 
John Gowers of Thaxte<l £5. To granddaughter Anne daughter of John 
Gowers to other fi\Q children of said John Gowers at 21. To grand children 
IMary Gowers, .John Gowers, Susan Gowers, Elizabeth Gowers and Jane 
Gowers 12d each at 21. In consideration I doe live with son John Ruggles 
and have board with him all rest to said son John Ruggles, executor. Wit- 
nesses Jiuut's Falo, John A<lam, W"' Jos. 

Commissary of London (Town) Register 29 (1642-1644), folio 380. 

[Mr. William Winters, F.U.II.S., printed a short account of the Ruggles 
family of Nazing in his ♦' Memorials of the rilnrrim Fathers." He also gave 
extracts from the parish registers, giving many items of baptisms, marriap:es 
and burials in this family. Walter K. Watkixs.] 

Richard Withington, olerk, Boulder, Kent Will 5 Oct., 1G2G; 
proved o Nov., 1G2G. Lands in Sway and Lymington to brother Richard 
Withington, Jr., Cowshott Castle, executor. To cozen Margery Turner £5. 
Witnesses Richard Knoles, William Lake. Plele, 122. 

Nicholas Withington, London, merchant, intending to travel to West 
Indii's. W-ill 14 March, 1619/20 ; proved 9 March, lG2;)/4. All to loving 
cozen Henry Ht*lmes and Margaret his wife, executors. Witnesses Jo: 
Harrison, James Dolmen, Ben: Bolton, Richard Langford. Bynle, 25. 

[The above parson was donbtless the Dorset youth of 21 who matriculated at 
Lincoln College, Oxford, in 1581. His brother of tiie same name was a soldier 
at Calshot Castle (at the point of Southampton Water, opposite Cowes), whose 
will I irave in the Kkoister, Vol. 61. Mari^ery Turner should ])e the wife of 
Richard Paul of Massachusetts, last wife also of our Henry Withinjfton. 
Nicholas the merchant is a well known character, being one of the pioneers of 
the East India Company, and his ungrateful treatment by his employers is the 
subject of a memoir more than once reprinted. It now seems that, having cx- 
ploreil the east, Nicholas died following the sway of empire westward. The 
brevity of his will is annoying. He may possibly have been the youngest son 
of Dr. Oliver Withington.—L. W.] 

[To be continued.] 


Proceedings of the 2T. E. Hist. Gen. Society. [April, 


By Gbo. a. Gokbon, Becording Secretary of the Society* 

Boston^ 3Iassachm€lU, Wednesday, Januari/ lOj 1900. — The Society held 
its annual meeting at Miirsliall P. Wilder ball, Society*8 house, 18 Somerset 
street, at Imlf past two o'clock, tliis afterDoon, Rev. Edward Gritiin Porter, 
A.M., President, in the chair. 

The report of the uomiimliiig committee was presented, read and accepted, 
when the meetiug proceeded to the election of officers for the year ensuing, 
agreeable to Article i. Chapter iv. of the By-laws. 

The annual report of the Council, with iiccompauying repjorts of the Stand- 
ing Committees, was presented and read by George Sumner Mann, Esq-, 
which was accepted- 

The annual re|X)rt of the Treasnrer, in print, was read hy title and accepted, 

The annual reports of the Correspon^iiug Secretary, the Librarian and the 
Historiographer were severaHy prevsented, rejid and accepted. 

The meeting waa addressed by Hon. James Pbinney Baxter, A.M., the 
Vice-President for Maine, and by Col. Ezra ScoUay Steams, the Vice- 
President for New Hampshire, 

Tile President vacated the chair, calling npon Rev, Henry Allen Hazeu, 
D,D,j to preside as Chairman, in committee of the whole, when the tellera 
reported the result of the ballot, which ivas accepted, and the election of the 
following named officers, for the year li)O0, was proclaimed, viz,: 

FrestdeiiL—WLw^Td Griffiu Porter, A.M., of Boston, Mass. 

Vice-Fresidetits,^-^Qhi\ El bridge Hudson, A.M., LL.B., of Boston, Mass, ; 
James Phiuney Baxter, A.M., of Portland, Me. ; Ezra Scolhiv Stearns, 
A.M., of Concord, N. H. ; James Barrett, LL.D., of Rntland, Vt. ; Oluey 
Ainold, of Pawtucket, R. I,; Edward Elhridge Salisbury, LL.D., of New 
Haven, Conn. 

Remrding Secretary, — George Augustus Gordon, A.JVL, of Somerville, 

Correspoiidiny Secretary. — Henry Winchester Cunningham, A.B^ of Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

Treoiur&r, — ^Benjamin Bars tow Torrey, of Hanover, Mass. 

Lihrariun. — .John Ward Dean, A.M., of Medford, Mass. 

Vommihr$.^YGr the term 1900, lOOl, 1902. Charles Knowlea Bolton, 
A.B., of Brookhne, Mitss. ; Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., of Newton, 
Mass. ; Andrew Fiske Ph.D., of Boston, Mass. 

The President then read the lumual address, which was finely conceived, 
deUvered with spirited eloquence, and listened to with close attention and 

The subject of printing the Proceedings of this annual meeting with the 
usual accorapsinying reports was referred to a committee^ consisting of Charles 
Cowley, LL.D., of Lowell, Mass., Rev. William Copley Win slow, D.D,, of 
Boston, Ma^,, William Taggard Piper, Ph,D-, of Cambridge, Mass., Rev. 
Myroo Samael Dudley, A.M., of Boston, Mass., and Caleb Benjamin Tilling- 
hast, A.M.J of Boston, witb instructions to report at the stated meeting in 
February, To the same committee wiis also referred the subject of the bio- 
graphical sketches of deceased members, in the Towne Memorial Biographies^ 
the R£Gi3T£H and the Annual Frooeediiigs. 

1900.] Proceedingt of the JV. E. Hist. Gen. Society. 



A report oa the history o£ the bailotrbox hitherto uaed by the Society, 
prefteDted and read by Charlea SidJiey Ensign, LL.B., was accepted, and 
ordered on lile. 

The meeting ouaiiiinously passed the foilomng resiolutions, viz. ; 

" That the thanks of the Society be presented to Albert Harrison Iloyt, 
A.Hm the retiring Corresponding Secretary, for his prolonged and faithful 
•ervice to the Society in vsirious olfices for the past thirty years- 

Also, to Messrs. Caleb Benjamin Tillinghast, A.M., George Sumner 
Maiio, Es<p, and llenry WincheBter Cuonmgham, A.B,, who now coniplete 
m term of service as memhers of the Coimcil. We congratulate them on the 
prosperous condition which tiie Society has attained in the years of their 

WTiereas, Benjamin Barstow Torrey, Es^]|., a life raember since 1864, 
has just entered upon his thirtieth year of active service as our Treasurer, 
which office he has filled without remuneration and with perfect satisfaction 
to the oHlcers and raemberst therefore bo it resolved 

That the New-England Historic Geutialogical Socit*ty tenders to Mr. 
Torrey its deep appretnation of his invaluable ser\^ctj, of hia unfailing cour- 
tesy, his faithful devotiun to duty, liis great ability in finandal trufits, both 
to securely keep and increase the fund». 

That the Society heartily thanks Mr, Torrey for his long and acceptable 
services, thos speeiBed, and orders that due I'ocord of these resolutions be 

The meeting then dissolved. 

Februcny /4, 1900. — The Society held a stated meeting, by postponement 
ordered by the Council, at the usual time and place. Mr. William Taggard 
Piper, Ph.D., was called to preside as Chairman. The ordinary routine re- 
ports were made and aocepted* 

Twenty-two new mem}]^rs were elect^iii by unanimous ballot 

The Special Committee on printing the biographies, «&c., re]K>rted and 
adopted, to wit; 

PirU* That there be no further delay in the publication of additional 
folumes of the Towne Memorial biographies, in conse<|iience of the non- 
receipt of sketches of memljers who have been deceased more than ten years. 

Second. That the memoirs of honorary and corresponding members 
should be brief, not exceeding^ as a general rule, one or two pages. 

Third, That the memoirs of resident members of whom extensive bio- 
graphies have already l>eeti published, should also be brief, giving references 
to the be^t biographies, already printed. 

Faurih* — That the memoirs of resident members in the Towne Memorial 
biographies shonld not exceed, as a rule^ five pa^es in length. 

Fifth. That the proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society, with 
brief memoirs of such members as have 4lied during the year, be printed as 
a supplement to the New-England Historical and Genealogical Registee, and 
that a copy of said supplement be sent to every member of the Society, free 
of charge ; providwl that the first of said aupplements shall contain sketches 
of the members who have died during the lai*t two years. 

After remarks by Rev. Dr. Henry Alien Hazen, Rev. Dr. Wm. Coplej 
Wuislow, Dr. Charles Cowley, Rev. Anson Titrm, Rosea Starr Ballon, 
Bobert Nixon Tappan, George Knhn Clarke. William Blake Trask and 
John Joseph May, esquires, and a letter rea<i from James Phinney Baxter, 
A.M.f Vice-President for Maine, the following minute of respect was adopt- 
ed, unanimously, by a rising vote : 


Notes and Queries* 


** In the death of Reverend Edward Griffin Porter, A.M<, the New-Eug- 
land Historic Genealoj^ical Sot^iety reeognizes that a great losa hae fallen on 
it suddenly — a loss? that can hardly he made good. 

For thirty years an active member of the Society, be was chosen, hut 
little over a year ago, to the office of Presideut, to which he brought the 
wise judi^eut, the clear discrimination, and the firm yet kindly manner 
which always marked him. 

Distinguished in many lines — ^pastor, teacher, adnuni=3trator, historian, he 
was ever the cheerfnl worker, the graceful writer, tbe careful student, the 
earnest searcher after truth : but, what raost impressed those who came in 
closer contact with him was his even, sunny di8position, and bis hearty good 

Wldle we deeply laraent our losa, hi« memory we shall cherish always." 

Tbe committee on Ancient Grave Yards wero granted authority to fill 
vacancies and to add to their number. 



Qknib A LOGICAL QiTKBiES.^I woald be pleased to learn the places and dates of 
birth, niarriage aatl death of the following named persons and their lineage to 
tbe immigrant : 

Joaoua Blott, m. Daniel Lovett of Bralntree and Mendon, Mass, 

Isabel Bniwu, m* Anthony Hoskias of Conn., Oct, IG, 1G56. 

Doreaa Brouson, m» Stephen Hopkins of Conn* 

Eleanor Burbank of Fet'diug Hills, Ma:is., m. Oliver Stoaghton of E. Wind«tor. 

Jonathan Carter of H^irlbury, Ma;jis:, m, Susanna. 

Elizabeth - — — , m, John Cheney, 

Sarah Chodes, m. William Backus of Norwichi Conn. 

ElijEiiheth Clark, ra. Wni. Pratt, June 1638. 

Ruth Cogan, m, Samnel Tfiylor, June 24, IG75, 

Elizabeth Cole, m. Thirmast'Pierct^ and died 1688. 

Polly Cowdery, m, WUIiam Hntchinfi*t Jr, 

Martha Cozzeng, m. Peter Buel of Conn.* Man 31, 1G70. 

Samuel Crosby, m. Louisa PUillpps. and bb father, Samuel Croshy, m, Matj 

Kachel Darlingt ra. Daniel Shcpard. 

Elizabeth Demins of Sims bury. Conn,, m, Thomas Gleftfion 1717. 

Patience FosU^r, m. Thomas Brown 1G67. 

Lient. Jonathan Gillette of West Hartford, Conn,, b. Feb. 4, 1788; m, : 
hetli Steele and d. Dec, 9, 1779. 

Isaac G leas on of Euflelcl, Conn., m. Hester Eggleston, June 26* 1684. 

Mary Haskell, m. Samuel Crosby, 

Daniel Hoskins, b. ini>G; m. Elizabeth Phelps 1725. 

Hannah Howard (or Hay ward), b. Feb. 2» 1752 ; m. Robert Blair j d. at Bli 
ford, Mass,. Aug. 20, 1820. 

Capt. William Hutchlns of Bennington, Vt., m. Loia Bingham^ 

Dorcas Jones^ b. May 29, 1G59 ; m. Samuel Stone. 

Susanna Jordan, ra. Nfltlianiel Merrill of Newbury. Mass. 

Mary Macclewain, m. George Smith of Rutland^ Mass. 

Sarah Martin of Ipswicli. Mass.* m. Freegrace Xorton 1713. 

Nathaniel Merrill of Newbury, Mas8. 

Abigail , ui. Deacon John Moore, Jan. 16, 1639. 

llaunah Newton, m. Joshua Phelps, Sept. 20, 1660, 

Deacon Joshua Philipps of Solon, N. Y., and Anna Bicharda his wife. 

Ruth Royce, m. John Lathrop, Dec. 15, 1GG9. 

CatUerlnc Shaw of Palmer, Mass.^ m. Kohert Hunter, Feb. 19, 175G. 

1900.] NoUa and Queries. 223 

Rath Sherwood, m. Joshaa Holcomb 1663. 

Huinah Smith, m. Joseph Tram ball. 

Ckorge Smith, b. Jaa. 19, 1761, at Ratland, Mass.; m. Polly Bent 1778. 

Elizabeth Strickland, m. William Stoaghton of B. Windsor, Conn., 1710. 

Abigail Thompson of Braintreo, Mass., m. Daniel Lorett. 

Rath Wilkinson, m. Samuel Shepard. 

Hester Williams, m. James Eggleston. 

Hannah , m. John Wilson of Wobnm, Mass. 

I shonld be pleased to correspond with parties interested in the above named 
families, and particalarly those interested in the Gleason, Shepard, Stoaghton, 
Hntchins and Crosby families. C. S. Gleason. 

Ilaller Building, Seattle, Washington. 

Hammond. — I wish to correct some errors in Bond's genealogical account of 
the Hammonds in Waltham. 

John Hammond of Waltham (whether Bond's No. 26, or No, 36, 1 am uncer- 
tain) marrie<l, in Lancaster, Nov. 3, 1768, Lucy Powers, bom Mar. 19, 1748, 
dau. of Jonathan and Hannah (More) Powers. 

Hannah More, dau. of Jonathan More, bapt. May 21, 1710 ; m. Jonathan Powers 
Dec. 17, 1730. Jonathan, son of John and Ann Moore, b. May 19, 1669. 

John and Lucy Hammond had three sons and perhaps some daughters. Their 
sons were: 1. Jonas, bapt. Nov. 1, 1770. 2. Jacob, b. Mar. 11. 1775. 8. Jon- 
athan, b. Nov. 17, 1780. 

Bond places the baptism of Jonas after the birth record of John No. 26, with 
a question mark before it. 

He places Jacob as the first child of Ephraim and Ruth, notwithstanding the 
fact tliat he was bom nine days prior to their marriage. 

Jonathan he does not mention. 

Of these children, Jonas and Jacob removed to Ohio, where they reared families. 

Jonathan married, in Guilford, Vt., Nov. 18, 1801, Prudence Slater (or Slaf- 
ter), and removed in 1804 to Bainbridge, Chenango Co., N. Y. They had ten 
children, four sons and six daughters. 

I wish to learn more about the family of John and Lucy Hammond, and also 
get any information relating to the descendants of their sons Jonas and Jacob. 

Oiuhfa, y. r. F. S. Hammond. 

HoKsiNGTON. — In vol. xxxiH., p. 243 of the Register an inquiry was inserted 
for information of the ancestors of John Horsington, 1713, of Farmington, 
Conn. I received but two replies : these had little new; and I have never been 
able to (letennine the inquiry there made. I have since learned of a John Ilor- 
sington, a soUlier KJTO in Capt. Samuel Wadsworth*s Co. of Mass. Militia (Reg., 
vol. xl. p. :>'.♦»;) ; also of a John of Wethersflekl, Conn., 1082, a signer of a pe- 
tition with others for leave to make a settlement in the Wabaquaset Country, 
or possibly intended for Mattabeset Country; if these be the same persons, or 
what place. I know not. 

Since 1m75 I have been collecting material as to the descendants of John Hor- 
sinjrton, 1713, of Farmington, and have written up what I have and wish to place 
a type-written copy in the Gen. Library for the benefit of any interested, if I 
can be allowed to do so, if your society will receive the same, under such regu- 
lations as you receive other such papei's ; so that any interested may have access 
to the matter therein contained. 

A. J. Ilolsington of Great Bend, Kansas, Is collecting material for a Hoising- 
ton family history ; I have furnished him all I have, and I hope for his work en- 
lire sncct»ss. Almon Kidder. 

Monmnuthy Illinois. 

Bakns-Barxes.— Deacon Benjamin Barns of Bran ford, Conn., died July 23, 
1740, ajred i\\) (bom therefore 1671). From the record of the settlement of his 
estate ((jwilford Probate Rec, vol. 4, p. 06) and the original receipts of his lega- 
tees, we learn that his wife (not named) survived him. She was probably a 
second wife, as records show she received nothing from his estate, having had 
her dower at time of marriage. The probate records give his children as follows 
(dates of baptism from Branford Church Rec.) : 1. Daniel. 2. Eleanor, bapt. 


Notes and Queries, 


Dec. 1700, m. Jokn BaldwiD of Brnnford, 3. Abigail, bapt. Aug. 1701, m. Joseph 
Dai-win of LltcbtleW, Coon. 4. Nathaniel, bapt. UcL 1707, admrnistrator of his 
father's estate, 6. Timothy, bapt. July 1710. 6. Ebenezer, bapt. Feb- 7. 1714. 
7. Thankful, oiiDiarried In 1740. Waotetl, the parentage and ancestry of Benja- 
min Barns, the namesj of his two wives, and dates of marriage. 

Shield t Pennsylvania^ Byuon Barxks Hobtok. 

Patch and Woodbury.— The vlcar of South Pethertoo In England has most 
kindly sent me copies of the following entries In hta Parish Register, which will 
be of Interest to the Woodbury family : 

27 January, 1576-7- Nicholas Patch married Chrlstlaua Den man. 

7 December, 1578. Christiana, wife of Nicholas Patch, was burled. 

Some leaves are missing from tlie Parish Register, and we do not flod the sec- 
ond marriage of Nicholas, but second raarrlape there was, for we find this entry : 

16 April, 1593. Elizabeth Patch, dan. of Nicholas Patch, was baptized. 

29 January, 1616-17, William Woodbury and Elizabeth Patch were married. 

The original entries were in Latin, bat I have rendered them into English. 

GmMva, Switzerland* Jusitn P. fLBL.LoaQ. 

Bakton.^Rcv. William E. Barton, Oak Park, Ilh, Is preparing a brief account 
of the family of his great grand father^ Lieut. Wiillam Bart<:»n (h« Oct. 25, 1754 j 
d. at Morrl8 Co., N. J., Dec, 27, 1829), lie will be grateful for any information 
about him or his wlfe» Margaret Henderson of Morris Co., K. J., and of her 
descent. Also of Rev* Jacob Bostedo, of Morris Co., b, about 1748, d. Feb, 
10, 1832; and his wife Jane Snyder, d. Sept. 4, 1840; or of Lewis Head, who 
married their daughter Rachel Bostedo, who died at the birth of her first child, 
Rachel Bostedo Read, May 9, 1799, who later became (Nov, 8, 1810) the wife of 
Eleiizar Barton, son of Lieut. William. Lew^is Read, after the death of his 
yonng wife, went to *' the Lake Region** lu Central New York, 1799 or 1 800, 
and disappeared from the knowledge of his wife's relatives. Dr. Barton will 
send the pamphlet freely to those who assist in Its preparation, and he wlU be 
grateful for any information concerniug the Barton family. 

Jackson,— I would like the ancestry of James Jackaou, b. -^, married, 1730, 
Mary Scripture lu Coventry, Coun, 

Where did Caleb Jackson, who was In Ashford very early, go from there? 

Also anything concenUng Vincent Stit8on*a descendants through his son Vin- 
cents- they of Marhiehead, Mass., 1697. iiRS, N» Q. Poko» 

MUfordt Conn, 

Mo WKR.— Proof wanted that Samuel Mower, born Sept. 26, 1689, died in 
Worcester, Mass., May 8, 1760, is or is no& the Samuel Mower horn in Lynn, 
Mass., Sept. 26, 1689, the same date as above, the son of Samuel and Joanna, 
and grandson of Richard, who came over in the ship *' Blessing" In 1635. 

Address : S am ckl Mowkr* 

South Nonoalkt Conn^ 

HAtE.^ — Can any one give me the names of father and mother of Joseph Obed 
Frazler Hale, who was born In Vermont about the year 1800 or 1804? Would 
also like to know name of tow*n In which he was bora. What branch of Hales 
did he come from? 

If J, 0. F, Hale has any living relatives, would Uk© to communicate with them. 

Cedar Eey, Lettjf Co., Fla> Frances E. Halb. 

As Eakly Samplbr.— 1 have In my possession a sampler wrought by ** Tabitha 
Skinner, born June 13, 1742." To some descendant of the maker this might be 
a prized relic. It occ(irred to me that you would Uke to mention this in your 
magazine. M, C. P. Baxtkb. 

61 Beering SLt FoHIandf Me. 

1900.] NoUm and Queries. 225 


I desire help In finding the ancestrj of Maiy Bird of Fannington. who m. 
Ahrmham Goodwin of Hmrtf ord. She d. 1788. Her dan. llary was bom April S, 
1719 and m. Theodore CalUn of Hartford. 

Also ancestry of Phoebe Somers, b. Jan. 14, 1749; d. Jan. 9, 1817; m. 177S to 
Josiah Hinman of Tramboll. Conn. Bemored to Catharine, N. T., 1800. 

Also ancestrj of Hannah Jennings, b. July 25, 1678; d. July 25, 1777; m. 
Sdward Hinman, Jr., of Stratford. Conn. 

Also ancestry of Benjamin Benson« wlio came from Vt. about 1730 to Litch- 
field Co., Conn., known to hare owned at his death fiOO acres of land in Hoosa- 
tonic Valley. 

Also Lemn^ Beeman, b. Jan. 18, 1757, in Litchfield, Conn. (Father's name 
Ebenezer.) He enlisted In Berolutionary War when 18, served throogh it, and 
is known to hare drawn a pension through life. 

Any information on these points will be gratefully recelred. 

ie04 BoUon Sl, Bottisiore, Md. Mart Hinxan Absl. 

Gagk A2n> Aixix :— 

Gruffe. Ann Gage of Harwich m. Feb. 6, 1777, Seth Allin (John, William), b. 
Feb. 8, d. Jan. 14, 1838. He serred a shiurt time in the BevoluUonary War from 
Harwich, Mass. Can any one assbt me with her ancestry? She descends of 
course from Thomas Gage, but I would like to know the line. 

Allin. Seth Allin's father, John, b. 1729, d. April 29, 1811 ; m. July 25, 1750, 
Hannah Paine, b. 1732, d. April 25, 1808. His father, William, m. Susannah 

. Who was William's father? I hare been told that he was a minister in 

Salem about the time of the witchcraft delusion. Would also like to know the 
parentage of Susannah . Mrs. Frkdsbick L. BisBBiCK. 

4318 Chreenwood Ave., Chicago. 


Who were the parents of Bhoda Alger, who married John Punderson, of New 
Haren, later of Dutchess Co., New York, as his second wife? She died in 
Chenango Co., New York, June 1, 1830, aged 63 years. 

Who were the parents of Sarah Coleman, who married John Cook of Orange 
Co., New York, 1780(?)? Married 2d, Sept. 13, 1792, Adonljah Stanborough, 
then of Philadelphia, later of BroadkiU, Del. 

Who were the parents of Mary ? She married Richard Stratton. He 

was bom June 21. 1712. Their first child was born in Warren, Mass., Nov. 25, 
1739. Mary ( ) Stratton died in Willlamstown, Mass., 1791. 

^Yho were the parents of Mary ? She married Daniel Stratton of Wil- 
llamstown. He was bom July 9, 1743. A child recorded in Aug. 1769. Think 
this was not the eldest son. 

Wes(/Uldt Chautaugua Co., Xew York. Miss Lydia M. Patchkx. 


Hamlin, Ccshino, etc.— 1. In the January number of the Register, page 45, 
the settlers' account in Chester, Nova Scotia, from 1769 to 1769, gives '* Elcazer 
Kemlin, wife and three children. Pembroke." I doubt if there ever was such 
a man there; but there was there Eleazer Hamlin, w^ife and three children, 
1753 to 1756. It must be this man who went to Nova Scotia. He was great- 
grandfather of Vice-President Hamlin. 

2. I find in the same number, page 46, the name of Gregory Brass, as being 
one of a crew of the sloop, 1759. Gregory Bass of Brain tree, son of Daniel, 
born Jan. 3, 1735, shipped on the ship King George, Capt. Benjamin Hallo- 
well, for the protection of the coast, Jan. 10, 1758. 

3. ** Lemuel Cushing" (see page 108). In Judge Cushing*8 genealogy of 
the Cashing family, it is said : '* Lemuel Gushing, son of Joseph (4) was bom 
1746. Grad. H. C. 1767. Lived in Hanover, where he was one of the Com- 
mittee of Safety, 1775. Surgeon in the 13th Regiment of the Revolutionary. 
Died 1779." 

The gravestone at Tappan, New York, says : '* Died Oct. 28, 1776, aged 82.'* 
This must be the same man, but the dates are mixed. 


Notes €tnd Queries* 


4. Of Thomas Qocries oil pa«rc 107. the inquirer can find much informatioa 
about the family in Dea. Joahua Eddj's History of the First Church in Midclie- 

Bangw, Maine^ J. W. Portkb, 


KonERT Williams or KuxRimY,*-The order of birth of the four eldest chil- 
dren of this man has hlthert«> biseii uuknowD. The srravestonc of 8amael Wil- 
liams places his birth conjectnrally lu lf!32, John Williams, another aon^ died 
at Roxbury, (> October, 11558. This son was baptized at SL George Coleg'ate 
parish, Norwich, 2G Augnnt. KJitrr. niiikin^ him over 2S yeare* old at date of 
death. This date of baptism seems to settle the stfitiis of the two daughters 
Elizabeth and Deborah, as Robert sailed iu lf!37. and Isaac, his son, was Viorn 
in 1638. The d an i^hters were, therefore, pro bsibly older than Samuel — or one 
of them was so — and both must have been married at an early ajje. This entry 
iu St. George Colegate record is the only one referrin;^ to this family- The 
maternal ancestry of Robert Wiliiaius U that of an East Anglican stockl Tbas 
far nothinj? has been found to show any basis for the tradition of a Welsh an- 
cestry which prevails throughout the family. Edwaud H. WiLLiANrs, Jr, 

The llARLELikN SoCJKTY.— The Annual Meeting of the Society was held at the 
Council Itoom, 140 Wai-dour Street. London, W», ou Fcbniary 22d, George E. 
Cokayne, Es<i., F.S. A*, Clarenceux King of ArmSi in the Chair. The Report and 
Balance Sheet were approved, and the usual bu.sincs*} transacted. The sup- 
port given to the Society, as evidenced by the number of members, Is en- 
couraging to those interested In genoalngical research. 

** The Visitations of Stirrey in 1530, 1572, and 1G33/' edited by W. Bruce Ban- 
nernian, Esq., forms tlie forty-third volume of the Society's publications, and 
has been Issued to the Members for 189D. It will be followed by tlie lirst vol- 
ume of *' Musgrave'fl Obituary " as an extra volume for the year 18'J0, and, if 
the funds of the Society will permit, it is intended to issue three volumes for 
the year 19W. 

During the year 189B the flrst volume of " The Register of St. Martin iu the 
Fields" and *^The Registers of St. Faul's Cathedral," edited by J. W. Clay, 
:Esq.| F.8.A,, were issued to the Subscribers. 

GKN1EAL.OOTEB HT Prkparation. — Persous of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. Wo would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or charncter be communicated ^ 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other ofllceSi 
giuduation from college or professional schools, occupatiun, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence and death. When there arc more than one 
christian name they sbonld all be given in full If possible. No Initials should 
be used when the full names are known. 

Lasaellj Litsi'H, LnzeU, — The undersigned would like to communicate with all 
descendants of John Lassell, Illngbam, lfi47. or with any other persons of the 
name for a genealogy now being compiled. Theo. 6\ Lazell, 31 Stat« 8t*, Boston. 

Pm>?(?.— Mr. Murray E, Foole of Ithaca, N. T., is at work on a new edition of 
IlIb genealogy of the family descended from Edward Foole of Weymouth. The 
late Seth Reed of BaitimoVe made an extensive collection of data relating to 
this family, which U now deposited in the library of this Society. The ances- 
try in England of Edward Poolers wife baa been discovered by Mr. William 
Frescott Greenlaw, of this Society, who luxs an article in preparation for early 
publication. Mr. Greenlaw has compiled a genealogy of the family descended 
from John Poole of Residing, and purposes publishing the same in parts. The 
late Charles Henry Foole of Washington also compiled a genealogy of the Read- 
lug Poole fftiuily /which will be ubccI iu connection with Mr. Greenlaw's work. 

1900-] Book JTotices. 227 


[Thb Editor re^acsts persons sending books for notice to state^ for the information 
of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to bo added for postage when sent 
bj mail ] 

2^ Book of Denet Deane, Adeane. A Genealogical History, By Mary Dbank. 

London : Elliott Stock, 62 Paternoster Row. 1899. 4to. pp. 148. Many 

figures. Price lOs. 6d. 

The Book of Dene, Deane, Adeane will form a welcome addition to the library 
of the American genealogist whose interest carries him back over the sea. It 
is a book, too, which has long been expected, but which at one time was feared 
would never be published. The distinguished English genealogist, the Rev. J. 
' Bathurst Deane, whose memorial notice was published in the Rboister in 1888, 
ifvas known to have been a most industrious collector of material relating to 
the early history of the Dean family, some of which he had already used to 
excellent purpose in his biography of Richard Deane, Admiral and Regicide. 
Unfortunately, however, the work of Mr. Deane came to be interrupted by 
the loss of his eyesight, and at tlie time of his death the bulk of his studies 
remained unpublished. His daughter. Miss Mary Deane, had, happily, both the 
will and the ability to edit and complete the work. Although she acknowledges 
in her preface her indebtedness to Mr. William Dean, of the Holdenhurst branch 
of the family, who has afl!brded her his long experience and valuable collections 
for the present purpose, Miss Deane is certainly the one to be congratulated for 
the good work she has completed. From the broader standpoint, the interest in 
the Book of Dene centres in a scholarly attempt to trace the relationship of the 
various branches of an ancient family, and the reader is impressed with the 
masterly treatment of the evidence bearing upon such a theme which the study 
of the heraldry of the XIII., XIV. and XV. centuries is sho^vn to contribute. 
In the present work, which represents but a small part, doubtless, of the author's 
materials, detailed pedigrees dating from later than the sixteenth century are 
given only in the case of two or three branches of the family. But in the earlier 
perio<l a wealth of detail carries the Deans back to Roberto de Dena, temp. 
Edward the C^onfessor. The reviewer is, unfortunately, not in a position to 
verifj' the early steps of succession; he sees in all parts of these studies, 
however, the precise handiwork of Mr. Bathurst Deane, and he can at least 
admit that all of the material given is of great interest to every member of the 
clan. In the treatment of the work the branches of the family are considered 
in separate chapters, as those of Deanelands, Sopley, Tetsworth and Towersey. 
Among the results of the study of the early family there are indications, ac- 
cording to tlie author, that the two branches represented heraldically by the 
raven and the chevron, and by the lion and the crescents, may liave been primi- 
tively connected, although the evidence is admitted to be somewhat precarious. 
It is to be hoped tliat in a second edition of the work there will be ^iven a more 
detailed notice of the progenitors of tlie Deans in America, especially since the 
ancestry of at least one, and the largest brancli of the American family, the 
Deans of Taunton, is accurately known, thanks again to the careful studies of 
Mr. William Dean. 

By Bashford Dean, Xew Turk City. 

The Age of Johnson (174S-179S). By Thomas Seccombe. London : George 

Bell & Sons. 1900. 12mo. pp. xxxvii.-|-3G6. 

This is the fonrth in a series of " Handbooks of English Literature," edited 
by Prof. John Wesley Hales, in which each distinctive period of the literature 
of Great Britain is treated in a separate volume, while the entire set will consti- 
tute a continuous record of British Letters. 

The praise won by the authors of the previous issues of the series is due in 
like measure to Mr. Seccombe for his review of an age which, if truly meriting 
the epithet Johnsonian, would also deserve the adjective usually applied to it, 
viz., dull. But the epoch, though personally-titled " of Johnson," was far from 
being characterized by the ponderousness and commonplace of that narrow- 
minded but kind-hearted man, as this scholarly manual thoroughly evinces, and 
as is indisputable to anyone who recollects that it is the age of Robert Bums and 
William Bl&ke. 


Book Notices. 


Mr. Scccombe*B test-book, like its predecessors, displays the competency of 
the writer selected for the sob|ect, and cannot Ml to stlinnlftte Interest in the 
famous names under consideration. The introdnction^ a concise and dte- 
crlminathig Hurvey of the half -century allotted to the volume, is an InstTQCtire 
essajt and the biographical and critical elements in the sketches that follow are 
evenly balanced, the sources to which the author modestly attributes the ments 
of the book showing the comprehensiveness with which the niaterialH have been 
Btadied^ An tmobtrnsivc but lucid style and an Impartial spirit combine to afford 
us objective portraits rather than the subjective impressions whicli often are 
8ub?^tltntcd for likenesses. 

A chronolo^cal table lu two columns, one of works published, the other of com- 
parative chrooologyt is a condensation of European literary annals of the years 
17i&-1799. A full index completes the work. 

By Frederic Wllard Farke, of Boston, Ma^* 

Borne WorlcR relating to Brookh'iK;^ Ma^sachuseUs, from its seUlement to the fmr 
1900, With noif» and corrections. By Charlbs Knowles Bolton, Re- 
printed from the robllcatlons of the Brookline Historical Fnbllcatlon Society. 
Brookline : The Riverdale Press : C A. W, Spencer. 19CKL 8vo. pp. 91-117. 
This bibliography of Brookline Is the fruit of the spare hours of Mr. Bolton 
while librarian of the Brookline Public Library, It has not been his aim to In- 
clude all the procurable notices of the citizens of the towUi nor to CAL^log^le 
every reference to it, yet the work actually done will be pronounced by whoever 
examines it such as every town in the Union would ai-dently wish might be per- 
formed in its behalf. The notes are fre<juent and very usefuL Besides publica- 
tions by the town and those relating to its churches, schools and libraries, such 
locally Important family histories aa are in the town library are admitted to the 
list. Although the entries are, of conrae, in alphabetical order, the librarian's 
instinct ttuggested the addition of an Index, lest subjects not indicated la the 
body of the work should escape notice. ' The pamphlet Is beautifully printed. 
By Frederic IViUard Farke, 

I67S-JS99. Jlistorit of (M Town of Sunderland, Mammchnitens, which orig- 
inally embraced within its limits the present towns of Montague and Leverett. 
By John if ontaguk S^hth. With Genealo^i^ies prepared by Hbnry W. Taft 
and Abbib T. Montague. Greentleld, Ma-^s. : Press of E. A, Hall &, Co. 
1899. 8vo. Illustrated, pp. G84. Trice 85.00. 
- Sunderland, Franklin County, is most fortunate in having: public spirited citi- 
zens to prepare and publish its history. Sunderland was incorporated In 1718, 
the town of MontBr^e was set off in 1753 and the town of Leverett in 1774. To- 
day it has a population of about seven hundred inhabitants and a valuation of 
about ^00,000. It is mainly a farming town. Before us is a splendid history, 
rich in local reminiscence, and from cover to cover packed with information re- 
lating to the town and its past and present families. The town has reasons to 
rejoice in the carefulness and pains of Henry W. Taft, Esq., whose many years 
have been devoted to the history of the folks of Sunderland and supplemented 
by the industry of Miss Abbie T, Montague who entered Into the labors which 
Mr. Taft laid down. John Montague Smith, Esq., prepared the historical por- 
tions, and it is done with a fullness and faithfulness tnily refreshing. All in all 
it Is a genuine local history. Two hundred pages are devoted to genealogies^ 
alphabetically arrangtid. Its genealogical Index is a beauty. Tlje service of 
Sunderland in the various French and Indian wars, the stniggle for indepen- 
dence and the recent war between the States, is patriotic; but it is not in war 
only, but In the affairs of peace, that Sunderland ranks foremost. Her roll of 
college men and women, her citizens who have gone to found new toAvns and 
States, bearing generous spirits with them, have retlected honor and fame to 
the humble ^town. Her own citixeos also who till the flelds and dwell at the 
homesteads are rcflecLing credit. Her schools, her public library, her manner 
of caring for public aJfairs and promoting weal amongst themselves, Is most 
commendable. This history will surely tlud its way to the libraries of our nation 
and to the homes of those whose kinsmen have shared in making Sanderland ft 
typical country town of New England. 
Bif Bm. Amon Titus, SomervUUt Mass^ 

Book Notices, 

fkmndtitions of Gtnealogy, ieith SuggrsUons on the Art of Preparing Records of 

Aneestrjf. By Wiuxam Stoweix Miixs. LL.B. Monograph Publlshlug Com- 

piuiy, N. Y, 1809. Sq. 12mo. pp. xli.+270- 

Thc exalted view of the vocatioa of the genealogist presented in theae pages 
migjlit be coDsldered a<? almoijt too iiieal were it not plain from tlie manner In 
^hifh the practical details are bamllcd, that the author is intbnately acquainted 
with bin tiiibject, as well in ita particnlar as Its geueral features, anil can as 
cffectnally help In the drudgery of research as he can indicate the relation of 
genealogy to history and even to the law of evolution. Thi» Is a book therefore 
>;^'hich jghoukl be read by every genealogist. The only other similar publication, 
W. P. W, Fhillimore*8 " How to Write a Family History," was dejsigrned princi- 
pally for Investigators in England, whereas this one Is inspired by the recogni- 
tion oX the need by the American people, as a part of their educatiOD^ of acoro- 
X>rehension of genealogy In Itsgennlne slgnidcancc. 

The f^cleiicc is discussed iu all its important bearings, ranged under the heads, 
" Motives for Genealogical Inquiry, History and Genealogy, Survey of the 
Field, Qua liU cations of the Genealogist, Number and Natnesof our Ancestors, 
Genealogy of the Family, Sources of InforiuRtion and liecords iu the Mother 
Country." It would be difflcolt to determinr; which of these fcnibjects is best 
treated; the chapter on *' Sources of Information" is, perhaps, the one of 
exceptionable value, as it is also the longest. 

A spirit generously appreciative of the labors of others, aud a style similar to 

riliat which is specllled as one of the merits of a superior genealogy, are notice^ 

'il>le qualities of the work. The indispensableness attached by the author to an 

Index hi exemplltied in the good one with which he has famished hfs handbook. 

B^ Frederic Willard Parke, 

in MemoHam. Fredtric Walker Lincoln. [By Mary Knight Lincoln,] Bos- 
ton. Privately printed. 1899. 8vo. pp. 217. For. 

Seven times ele<?ted mayor of the City of Bostou, and all his life serving his 
feUow-citizens iu positions of trust and respousibllity, Frederic Walker Lln- 
^In was a man whose nobleness and eDIciency as a friend of hunianity could best 
)»e known and most accurately portrayed by one possessing the Intimacy with 
idm enjoyed by his daughter, the author of this Inspiring memorial of a lofty 
ebaracter. The biographical sketch, relating the event^s of his career with clear- 
iic»a« admirable simplicity and sutHciency of detail, constitutes the body of the 
folnme; to this are added the accounts of the actiou of the city government 
relative U} his^ death, and of the hurlal service, the address of Rev. Thomas Van 
^es», and tributes from institutions and corporations?. 

Let all who need the reinvlgoratiou derived from the influence of an ideally 
onsellish personality, gratefully ficruse the record of one who loved his city 
•* better than land or gold, son or wife, limb or life." 
Bf FredtHc Willard Parke. 

Uf^ of the Ninth Eegtm(^ni MoMachunetiB Voluni^*>r Tnflmifjft Stoond SH' 
gadet Fir$t Dimsion, Fifth Army Corps^ Army of the PfA*)mae, Jlin^, 1801 — 
June, 1S64. By Danikl GsoRaR Macnamara. Boston, Mass. : E. B. StU- 
lings & Co., printers, 65 Sudbury Street. 18911. 8vo. pp. xii.-t-543. 
Th<' ^ of this regiment was wholly Catholic Irish- American. All who 

read ti of its achievements will be grateful to the author for his com- 

p1)ant-< .. ,. u ; ,.c urgent appeal of his comrades to write a complete and adequate 
Llstrfiry of n body of men which, like all the regiments of the Grand Army ol 
th« liepublic, is fast paj^alng Into the realm where the historian does not pene- 
Imlcw The result of the acquiescence with this desire is a volume pronounced 
lyr Ibe regimeut's committee on history and the roster to be in agreement with 
Uielr own experience, and sanctioned by their approval. Minute, statisticaK 
•uecdolal, it is a narrative of marches, bivouacs and battles that does Justice to 
Itie |Mitriutism and bravery of the Irish Ninth. 

Sorpassing all the exploits of romance were the dally adventures of these 
«littaegi-«o)dler» ; and by the blood of such aud that of their heroic foes was 
■lifted Ml last the wrong that sprang from the passion for In ere and the love of 

By F* FT. Parke, Sag., of Boston, 


Book Notices* 


The First Jlegimnni MasM^uaetts ffenvy ArtUhiy, United States Volunteers, in 
the Spam'tfh-Amerimn War of 1S9S. By Col, Jjimks A. Fryk. With Regi- 
me Dial Roster und Muster Koll and flfteen 1 litis trttions. Boston ; The 
Colon jal Compauj. U^tH>. pp. xvi.+25i^. 

This military record includes no battles wiiatever^ imless those of Impatient 
spirits with their own rebellious impulgies, as the period of garrison duty was, 
to their tiisappointintmt, prolonged to the end of the war, when all opportunity 
for action was irretrievably loht. Nevertheless it is a niirratlve of f^reat 
interest, and the service performed by the Coast Defence was in every sense ia 
keepiupf with the past achievements of thts men who partook in it. Thoay:li not 
at the ** fronf in the usual acceptation of the wordt they yet were there in its 
genuine military meaning, accordlnj^: to wliich the ** front" is the place wliere an 
attacic is considered imminent. Ably has Col. Frye rendered due justice to 
the patriotism of his regiment by detailing: the employments which no war 
correspondents were interested in and no newspapers cared to report. 

A chronology of the war closes the book. The illtistrations are In the best 
style, and the tj'pography fine. 
Bif Fred&ric iViUani Farke. 

Mi»torfj of Q}U James Scamman"}* Thirtieth RtyimetU of Footf Eiffht Monthn* Ser* 
vice Men of 1775 from York Cfmntif^ tmih a Full Account of (hfiir Mavciwnts 
dttrinif the Baithf of Bitukt:r HiU^ and Cftmpletf Muster Holla of thf Companies, 
By Nathan Goold. Ueprlnted from the Maine nisiorlcal Society's <4uarterljr. 
rorthiud, Me: The Thurston Print, im9. 8vo. pp. mi. 
The report of the court-martial for trying Col. 8camman on the charge of dis- 
obedience to orders and lack of suit Tble spirit in battle— accnsatl^ms proved ud- 
fonnded^ — ^fonns the most interesting portion of this history. Not less valuable* 
however, are the sketches of tlie officers of the regiment, accumpauied as each 
ia l>y genealogical information of j^reater or less extent. These sketches include 
the names Moidton, Wood, Mursden, Foster, Nasson, Crocker, Baron, Diurby» 
Fernald, Sullivan, Leighton, Sawyer, Hill, BragdoQ» Hubbard, Nowcll and Dot- 
B}f Frederic WHlard Farke, 

Arthur M<isoa Knapp, 
Uti. Tor. 

1839-1 SOS, A MemortaL Boston, 18J)I>. 12mo. 


The profound pleasure deris*ed from reading the memoir of a good man was, 
It is evident, deeply felt liy those who contributed the materials of this sin* 
cere and deserved tribute to the beloved Curator of the Bates Hall of the Bos- 
ton Public Library. The sketch of ids life by his sister Is followed by selections 
from his letters, the addresses of Uev. James UeNormandie and Rev. Wm. E. 
Bartou, ttie tribute of his College Class (Harvard), extracts from ofliciai docu- 
ments of tlu* Boston Public Library and from personal letters relating to Mr, 
Kuapp's work as bbraiian and teacher, and, lastly, encomiums of the press* 
The little volume, both in appearance and contents, Is a tittlog memorial of one 
whom all ivho were brought in contact with him esteemed as a religiously con* 
acientions, most tnteUlgent and delicately conrLeous servant of the public. 

Btj Frederic WUkird Parke. 

The Bridgr'iniUcr Book. lllitHrfit*'d. Boston; Geo. H. ElUs, printer, 272 Con* 

gress Street. laLiS). 4io, pp. 4LiH-xii. 

This beautiful volume is composed of articles on Bridgewater in England, 
the settlement here, West Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, North Bridgewater 
and Brockton, the State Normal School, the Memorial Library, and otliers 
uf similar interest. Each paper is accompanied by the choicest illustrations, 
and the whole bookt contents, paper, binding and pictures, forms an admirable 
town -memorial and scenic album of Bridgewater. 

Bij F. W, Purke, Esq., of Boston, 

The Old Urcords of the Town of FitihburKjh, MttssachmeJts, Vol. 11. of the 
Printed Records of the Town. Compiled by Waltkh A. Davis, City Clerk. 
Fitcbburg : Published by unthorlty of the City CounclL I8yy* pp. '425. 
The first volume of these records was noticed in the Registkr for January* 

1899. This issue contains the complete record of the town meetings, select- 

1900.] Book Notices. 231 

men*s and miscellaneoas records beginning on p. 324, Feb. 9, 1789, to p. 506, April 
18, 1796, volume I. of the old records ; also the vital statistics contained In vol- 
ume I. and a portion of volume II. of the old records. The superior typography 
is noticeable in this as in the former volume. It cannot fail to be of assistance 
to genealogical students, as well as to those who are seeking a knowledge of 
the systems adopted by our forefathers in the transaction of town affairs. 
By F. W. Parke, Esq., of Boston, 

** Survey of the Antiquities of the City of Oxford'* composed in 1661-6, by Antfiony 

Wood, Edited by Andrew Clark, M.A. Vol. III. Addenda and Indexes. 

With Illustration. Oxford : Printed for the Oxford Historical Society at 

the Clarendon Press. 1899. 8vo. pp. lx.+476. 

This volume, prepared under disadvantages mentioned in the preface, com- 
pletes Wood's treatise on the City of Oxford, and shows the immense and often 
confused mass of materials which he handled. Chapters on temporal and spiri- 
taal government, municipal privileges and boundary, famous natives of Oxford, 
monumental inscriptions and excerpts from parish registers, make up the book. 
The indexes of the entire work of three volumes occupy nearly half of the pages. 

By Frederic Willard Parke. 

Henry Knox, a Soldier of the Eevolution ; Major-General in the Continental Army, 
Washington's Chief of Artillery, First Secretary of War under the Constitution, 
Founder of the Society of Cincinnati; 1750-1806. By Noah Brooks. lUusr 
trated. G. Putnam's Sons : New York & London ; The Knickerbocker Press. 
1900. 8vo. pp. XV. +286. 

This is the second in the series of *' American Men of Energy." The large- 
bodied and large-hearted bookseller, soldier, statesman and master of "Mont- 
pelier," grandiloquent, gay, lich in every noblest quality of manhood, is here 
depicted by an admirer who thoroughly comprehends the glorious spirit whose 
actions he relates. Since the publication of this volume there is no longer any 
Justification of the author's complaint, in the first lines of his work, regarding 
the inconspicuousness of Henry Knox among the heroes of the Revolution. 
What may be called the emergence of the •' Knox Papers" into publicity in this 
form — since they were the principal source of Mr. Brooks's materials — would be 
welcomed, one can believe, by the general himself. Almost a personal affection 
is excited by such a biography as this, together with the undoubtiiig conviction 
that its subject was among the superior ranks of those beings who, in the 
language of the preamble to his will, *' are perpetually migrating and ascending 
in the scale of mind according to certain principles always founded on the great 
basis of morality and virtue." 
The exterior of the volume and the illustrations are alike in good taste. 
By Frederic Willard Parke. 

Samson Occom, and the Christian India7is of yew England. By W. DeLoss Love, 

Ph.D. Boston: The Pilgrim Press. Chicago. 8vo. pp. xl.-f379. III. 

To all who desire justice rendered to the red man, both the Indian of the past 
and the present, and therefore crave unprejudiced information of his history and 
character, this book will be of great assistance in attaining their object, and will 
also fill them— as do all the annals of our unhappy Indian brethren— with com- 
miseration and remorse. An absorbing story is here told : The sincere conver- 
sion of the heart of an Indian to Christ-like goodness, not to dogma merely ; his re- 
markable sense of the implications of the doctrines of his Master, above that of 
his co-laborers, as shown in his condemnation of slaveholdiug by the ministers of 
the Gooil Tidings ; his unfortunate, but unimportant and very excusable fall into 
intemperance, the example of the clergy being an encouragement rather than a 
restraint; his visit to England, his many trials after his return, and the fate of 
his poor people on whom he had spent his labors,— these are all treated by Mr. 
Love in a manner indicating appreciative sympathy with the personage of his 

Examples of the text and music of Mr. Cecum's Hymn-Book are of exceeding 

Worthy of great praise, in motive and execution, is this portrayal, in the colors 
of truth, of a man who, although of savage ancestry, gave plainest evidence of 
possessing by inheritance that nature receptive of the good seed which the 
Sower himself has called " a good and honest heart." 
VOL. LIV. 16 


Book Notices, 


An Appendix of thirty-two pages cons lst9 of a *' F&milj History of tbe Brother- 
tow o Indian*!/' a unltfue collection of genealogies. A complete index i** ftir- 

The International Monthhj, a Magazine of Contemporary Thmtght. Fablislied 
at Burlington, Verniont, by the Mftcmillan Company of New York. Macmillan 
& Co. Llinitcd, Londcn, Bogland. 8fo. pp. lOO each nnmber* Price, ^ ft 
ytar. Single numbers, 2"* cts. 

The object of this magazine, of which Frederick A. Richardson is the editor 
aod Eben Futnani the biisinei^s nmnager, is to present iu a literary form, free 
from technical express>ioii3. the work and progress made in the several depart- 
ments of know led ji^e. ThLs proDJises to be a n^efcl publication. Mr. rotnam 
ta well known to our rcaderii at) the editor and publiaber of " Putnam's H1j!»tori- 
cal Magazine/' 

Epitaphs from i^raveyarda in WelleBley (formerly West Needham)y North NatirJt^ 
and St* M(try\f Churchyard in Newton Lower Fafh, MassacMiseUa, with Genea- 
logical and BiographiraJ Notes. By Geokoe Kuhn Clark e» LL.B. Privately 
printed, Boston. 1900. Press of T. U. Marvin & Son. Printers. 1 vol. 8vo. 
pp. 236. Price $3. 

It waa a happy conception in Mr. Clarke to weave Into one volume the historical 
and genealogical details* of bis fellow cilixens^ whose tombstones he fonnd in the 
various graveyards of old Needham and vicinity. The labor and careful veri- 
fication of names and dates have been most creditably performed and give to 
the volume an .authority not otherwise in print. Since 1711, when Needham was 
set oflT from Oedhara, the Smiths, Fullers, Parkers, Mills, Klng»burys, Dauiells 
and Bacons of the mother town have discharged the duties of citizenship with 
judgment and to the bene lit of the child , Mr. Clarke's famUiarily with the public 
record;*, and the private pedigrees of lhe»e families, ha^ enableil him to present 
the leading facts of two centuj'ies concisely nnd reliably. The tranquillity and 
contentment of a well conditioned interior town pervades the whole relation. 
The resolution and cooHdence with which a moderate population met the chang- 
ing vicissUudes of provincial, revolutionary and later periods, are plainly s*lK»wn 
in the valuable vital statistics, following the Inscriptions, which in sober gravity 
♦* the rustle moralist ** raised to the perpetual memory of the loved and lost, who 

^^ " We know not what— we know not where.*' 

The book Is unique and without precedent. It is enjoyable and captivating; 
thoroughly indexed and sure of prej^ervation in the leading famijies of the town, 
of their kinsmen, now widely scatteretl and found In gyctj State. All cherish 
an abiding pride in their ancestry, whose simple epitaphs enforce attention. 

By iJeo. A. Gordon, A,M,, of Somertille^ MaifS. 

The Ihttch and Quaker Colonies in America. By John Fiske. In two voluu 
Boston and New York : Houghton, Milliin & Co. : The Riverside Press, \ 
bridge. 1809. 2 vols. Sm. 8vo. pp. xvi.-h21}4; xvl-f400. 
Clearness of style, liberality of sentiment, and that historical sense that detects 
and effectively presents the most picturesque incidents and the most striking 
features of character, it is these that distinguish these records of the foundation 
and progress of the colonics of New York and Pennsylvania. The subject 
certainly Invites a treatment not far from romantic. Handled by the ordinary 
writer, it is equally fascinating aod instructive ; as reflected from tlie mind of Mr. 
Fiske, it acquires uunsnally capth^ating interest and broad signiQcance. The 
Cosmic philosopher was sure to construct a brilliant story of the people of 
all others moat nearly ^' our owu folks," and of the sectarists who were not only, 
as Mr, Flske says, the most Protestant of the Protestants, but may be regarded 
as, in belief and practice, the most Christian of the Christians of their time. 
The events and persons of the narrative are of such importance and ho attrac- 
tively representeil that one perusal will scarcely satisfy the reader of this uew 
production of our wise and heartily human historian and essayist. 

There are two appendixes, the first consisting of eight Leieler documents^ the 
second of the Charter for the Province of Pennsylvania, 1681. 

In his American series this work follows Mr. Flake's '* Bcgloninga of New 
By Frederic Willard Parke, 



Book Ifoticta. 


Hu National CyeKopiBM ofAm^t(^<in BtoQraphif, btinp the HUU^ f^fthe UniUd 
States 09 ilbmraU^ in the Live» of th^ Foumhru^ Btnhitr^ and Df/endrrH of the 
Rcpuhlie, and of the Mm and Women who arr doimj the Work and moulding the 
Thought of the Prf4trni Time. EdlU'd by disthiguished Biographers, selected 
from encti State; revfsed and approved by the most eminent HLstorliins, 
Bcliolar*. and Statesmen of the Day. Vol. LX. New York : James T. Wlilt« 
4 Co* 18in>. 4to. pp. 527. IlL 

What was said of Vol. VIIL of this work, Id the Rrgistbr for Jan. 1899, is 
equally applicable to the volwrae last issued. Overcoming all the dlMcnUies 
eocontitered in procuring flrst-hnnd Information — dUSculties which In some in* 
stances might be called appalling — and contenting themselves with nothing le«a 
tban absolutely accurate details, the eclltor.H have produced another example of 
Ibeir method of composing hitttory, which, if it 1** true, as we have authority for 
believing, that history is biography^ Is the ideal method of historical composl- 
tloo. Presented in thit* manner we liave an exhaustive account of the Spanish- 
American war In the lives of the principal sharers in that strife. Civil engi- 
neers, artists, governors, architectj*^ physicians, surgeons and bij^hops are in thia 
Toiume embraced in the g^rouping according to professions to which allusion Is 
made In the previous notice, ft also inclDdes genealogical records gathered 
with the greateiist care, the correct Clioat« an c entry, In connection with the life 
of Hon. Joseph H. Choate, being here for the first time publi^^heri, it is said. 
Articles on colleges and universities, with their presidents^ iUostrated with por- 
traits of which some have never before appeared, contain much information 
nowhere else to be had. 

A treasury of portraiture the series should emphatically tie called, the greater 
part of the llkencssea being reproduced from photographs tal<en especially for 
tbls work. Nearly every sketch has both portrait and autograph appended. 
Excellent paper, clear type and sumptuous binding arc fitting externals of volumes 
that are affluent with storeii indispensable to the student and lover of America. 
By Frederic WiUard Farke^ 

HifUMcal RfgUter^ January, 2900. Published hv the Mcdford Historical 
Society, Medford, Mass. Vol. IIL No. 1, I. 8vo, pp. 47. Ill 
Thli» admirably printed quarterly offers ns, aa the principal article of this 
number. ocrn|ning. indeed, all but live pages, a paper by Charles U. Morss on 
' ~ T m/nt of the Public School of Med ford," illustrated by a most in- 

f of the High School of the Last Century, and also by one of the 

pri;«ein ii*i;-t ^ liool Buildlng, In the '* Higli School Department" are contri* 
bntlons from pupils of that institution, which arc examples of the school-work 
In American history. Uesidcs these is the Treasurer's Report of the Town of 
Hedforti, with a prefatory note. Both the exterior and contents of this maga- 
sine are very oreditable to the Society of which it is tht? oriran. 
By JVedeHe WUlard Parke, 

iJkottffh p.'ri.,w^f ,f the Cuntodij and Condition (tf the Public Records of Parishes, 
Tt'>r *ttUit», Ily koDicRT T. SwAx/Commissioner. Boston: Wright 

4P. . ting Co., State rriutcrs, 18 Post OlHce Square. 1»00. 8vo. pp. 18. 

principal contents of this pamphlet, which Is Public Document No. 53, 
the *' Work of the Year, Value of the Records, Consulting the Kecorda, 
and Parish Records, Births, Marriages and Deaths,** and a report on 
phic details and tires. 
iie care of Public Records, as nrged In Mr. Swan's circular, copied in this 
report, will be stimulated and assisted by such reports as these, and their final 
ftfcct »bould be to impress on the public mind the declaration of Charles Francis 
Adviis that, eventually, " town records will be accepted as second in liistorlcal 
lni|Nyrtaiioe to no other form of archives." 
B^ Frttieric WUlarfJ Parke. 

Old Ftans of Oxford. IS sheets, U in, by 21 In., in Portfolio. Oxford Histori- 
cal Society Publication Thirty*elghth. 

Of these sh** ' ' priated to Agas's Plan of Oxford (1578-88). 

four to Wh&ttl* f Agas's Plan, and Bereblock's KlixatK^than 

Views (172^), ui.. .> ;. . /...u of Oxford (1643), and two to Loggan'a Plan 

of Oxford (1675) . The reproductions are exquisite, no pains having been spared . 


Booh Notices. 


it is evldeiit, to ©nsare beanty of appearaDce aJ5 well m accuracy. The content* 
of the Portfolio are of excec*ditig interest to all who honor the seat of the moat 
renowned of the nniverslties of EQgland. 

PuhUcatmis of the Shropshire Parish Register Societif. August and November^ 

18i»9. 10 vols. 8vo. 
Diocese of Herefo rd. lieg Ute r of Hughtey, pp . 1 1 5- 1 6G. 

MegiaUr of JIanwood, pp. lli7-244. 

Register uf Clunbnry. pp. 179-3C2. 

Registers of Stapleton and More ton Corbet * pp, IQ7-306. 

Registers of Albrighiorij near Shrewsbury, and Broughton^ 

IHoosse of Hereford, 
ZHocese of Eerfford. 
Diocese ofLichjItld. 
Diocese of LichJiM, 

pp. S07-362. 
Diocese of Lic\Md. 
Diocese of LichJ(eM. 

gaU^ pp. 1-229, 
Diocese of St. Asaph. 

Registers of Kenley* pp . 8 1- UG . 

Registers of Albrighton^ near Wolverhampton^ and BoniH' 

Register of Hitlston. pp. 1-12. 
Indexes, 2 vols. BatUe^deJd. Bartetj, Sibdon Garwood t Boningalty Broughton^ 

Hahton, Mtlverltiji Skipttjin, Smf^coie. pp- (5; xii. 

The above issues* of tJie Shropshire Parish Register Society are of similar 
value to those noticed In the REOiSTEtt for July* 1891>, aa also to those pablicJi- 
ttons of the Parish Register Society relatiug to Shropshire wtilcli were reviewed 
iu Jauuary of the preseut year. Their typographical excellence^ the helpful 
editorship di&played, and the iraportaace of the records traoscrlbed, combine to 
raise their merit to a superior degree. 

The Ipswich Emersons A.D. 16S6-I900. A Gtnealogy of the Descendants of 
Thonias Emerson of Ipswich, Mass,, icith $ome accoitiU of his Engtiah Ancestrff, 
By Benjamik Kek'dall Emierson (1294) assisted by Capt. Gmo. A. Gori>on, 
Secretary N. E. Historic Genealogical Society. Illustrated- Printed for 
private circulation, Boston: Press of David Clapp & Son. M.CM. 6vo, 
pp. 637. Price ^. 

This volume meets the requiremeots Indispensable to a place among the 
best family histories. It is well arranged, contains verbatini citations from 
original docum^BtST is priuted on rag paper, and has a coraplete indei. Capt. 
Gordon's experience led him to search the registries of deeds and of probate, ricli 
mines to the jrenealoi|riH.t and biographer, for whatever related to the e-arly Emer- 
sons, aud we have thus a great tleal of valuable matter in thi** bcjok. There are 
many probate papers given in full aud verbatim. The journal of the Rev. DanM 
Emerson of Hollis, which relates to his service as chaplain of Bogers*s Bangers 
in 1765, is of special interest, a.H are other original docmnents quoted. There 
are many biographical sketches, some of them extensive, an essential feature of 
a first rate family history in these days, Tiie Ijook contains twenty -eight por- 
traits, aud a number of other illustrations and facsimiles of autographs. Aa 
account of the English EuKr.sons precedes that of the American family, and 
while it contains some specnlatiotis as to the origtn of the name, etc., it Is free 
from the absurdities that often mar this portion of similar works. Any one who 
has had experience with a genealogy or local history, long iu press, will not be 
surprised to learn that the sapplement fills seventy pages. 

Dr; Emerson is entitled to great credit for adding this floe volume to the num- 
ber of printed family histories, aud he has l>estowed a priceless gift upon the 
desccndatits of Thomas Emerson of Ipswich. Much praise is to be accorded to 
the assisting editor, Capt. Gordon, who arranged the material, perfected the 
records and read the proof. Limited space prevents special comment upon the 
many attractive features of the book. , 

Bg George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B,^ Needhamt Mass. 

Diapj by Increase Mather, March, 1675-Dec^mber, 1G7S. Together with ETCtracts 
from Another Diary by Bim, lG74r-16H7. With an Introduction nnd Notes by 
Samuel A. Green. Cambridge: John Wilson aud Sou, University Press. 
1900, 8vo. pp. 54, 

In the collection of books and manuscripts on American history which the 
Massachusetts Historical Society received in 1S58 from the library of Dr. Jere- 
my Belknap, were a mauuscript diary by Increase Mather aud extracts from a 
fuller diary by him made by Dr. Belknap. In a small book, about three by Hve 

Booh Nbtice9* 


Inches in slxe, Increase Mather jotted clown almost dally items In regard to bla 
personal and religions life hetween 1 mo [March] 25, 1645, and 10 mo, [Decem- 
ber] 7, 1676, A full copy of this diary forms the principal part of the pamphlet 
before oa. Nothing shows more clearly the real character of a man than his 
private diary, for there he records the events of hia life and his true thoughts 
and fee linjjs without regard to the opinions of others. The little glimpse of 
Increase Mather's life and character which is here given to us carries us back 
to the early days of New Enirland and shows us the strong foundation on which 
on r forefathers builded. While this piivate diary gives ns an insight into a 
^ptcal individual life of that period, the extracts from a more compendious 
dlAry covering the period from 1(>74 to 1C87, with which the pamphlet concludes, 
tell of the life of the colony at large, its hopes, fears and tribnlatlons. Mr, 
Green Is of the opinion that Dr. Belknap made his extracts from a diary once 
In the possesion of Thomas Prince, referred to by the latter as '* An account 
of meraorabl** things lu New England frnm 1674 to 1687 inchii«ively, written by 
the late Ilev, Increase Mather in his own TIand." An additional Interest attaches 
to both diaries because they were written during the troublous times of King 
Philip's War. 

Up Snth Wood Hoag of Boston, Mass. 

The FirH Ctntnry of the Hht^rif of Springji/'ld. The O^M Records from 1636 
to 1736, with an Hiatorical lieview and Bio^raphicfil Mention of the Founders, 
By Hkjtry M. Bctrt- In two volumes. Springfield, Mass, Printed and pnb- 
liahed by Henry M. Burt. 1899. 8vo. pp. 473; 712. 

Springfield, the first settlement in Mfl.ssacluisetts west of Boston, with whose 
beginnings are associated William Pynchnn, Matthew Mitchell, Henry Smit!i» 
Jehu Burr, William Blake, Edmund Wood, Thomas ITftbrd and John Cable, well 
deserves the careful and thorough study which tlie author of *' The First Century 
of Springfield " has given It. The result of his work is a great contribution to 
oor knowledge of early New England history. 

Each volume opens with a histodcfil review in which the history of the settle- 
ment Is set forth. Included lu the ilrst review is the book hy Wifllam Pyncliou* 
entitled "The Meritorious Trice of our Redemption, Justification, etc.," on ac- 
eoQDt of which he was obliged to leave Springfield and return to Eutd.^ud. The 
book was condemned by the General Court a-* heretical and was burned in B or? ton 
with the exception of a very few copies. As William Pynchon was the leader lu 
the settlement of Springfleldt the introduction of his book and an account of the 
trouble which It caused is very appropriate in a history of Springfield . A cbrono- 
toglc&l summary of the principal events noted on the town reconls precedes a 
carefal copy of those records. The flrst volume covers the period 1636 to 
1682, including volumes I. and It. of the original records. The second volume 
iflxes the records from IG04 to 1 736 as they appear in volume IIL of the original 
town reconls. The second volume closes with sketches of promineut early In- 
habitants, giving three geuL-ratlong of their descendants. Several mnps show 
the grams to the first settlers. The fine Illustrations from photographs taken by 
the anthor, and the numerous reproductions of original documents and Cff auto- 
graphs of the early settlers* help to bring the places and people more vividly be* 
fore the reader. Au unusually full index of topics and names accompanies 
each volume, and is one more evidence of the accurate care with which the 
work waa compiled. It is greatly to be regretted that the author of so valuable 
ft history could not have been spared to carry on his good work still farther. 

R, W. H. 

A MemaHal of the Toim of HampHmd, New Hampshire. Historic and G^e- 
aiogie Skttches. Proceedings of the Centennial Celebration, Jul}/ 4th, 1849. 
Proceedings of the 150th Anniversan/ of the Town's lncorp<>ratiant Juty 4tht 
2899. Illustrated. Compiled by IlAitRiKTTK Et.iza Norea. Boston, Mass. : 
George B. Reed. 4 Park Street. 1899. 8vo. pp. 409. 

Brought together in substantial binding and attractive form are the aecountfl 
of anniversaries of the town's incorporation, with a historical sketch by John 
Kelly, In addition, the compiler presents many iuterestiu;^ facts in her sketches 
of the chiU mllitjiry and religious history of Hampstead. The list of town 
ofBcH^ for one hundred and fifty years and the births, publishments and mar- 
fro lu the first boi>ks of the town records, as well as brief genealocical 
lof promtoent families, give the book permanent value for reference. It 
I A good index and Is profnsely illustrated. b. w. s» 


Booh Notice9* 


Memorial of the Cdebration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the 
Jnci^rpo ra tio it of the Toir n of Mu Iden^ Ma saach tiac Us , Mmj^ 1899. Cam bri dge ; 
Frinttid at the University Press, 11*00. 8vo. pp. xii,+340. 
In May, 18!*^, Maiden celebrated with great TTiajEfniQcencc her two hundred 
and fiftieth anniversary. Now she publishes a fine memorial volmoe propor- 
tionate to the ittJ|iiirtance of the ev»^nt. giving n detailed account of the manner 
in which the in corporation of the town was commeraorated. The feature of the 
celebration which will be nioi^t valuable to posterity was the marking' of htstoric 
epots by appropriate InHcriptlons. A description of theae is included in the 
memorial volume. r. w. h* 

An ffiHoricrtl Discotirse, DdinTed Matj 21, 1899, at Che Celebration of the 7\oo 
Hundred and FiftiHh Anniversarif of Ike OrganizftUon of the First Church of 
Christ in Maiden, Mass,, by Rev. Joshua W y^i an D.D., an Ex- 
pastor. Cambridge: The University Press. 18!)9, 8vo. pp. 29. 
Two intcrestini^: discouracs relating to the history of tlie First Cliurch of 
Maiden are printed lu this pamphlet. The first is a history of the beginnings of 
the church and the life of Its first pastor, Rev* Marmaduke Matthewa, The 
second contains brief sketches of its important ministers, from its beg^inniug 
with Matthews until recent times* r. w. h. 

Manomeiiana Number Four; or a Collection of the Epitaphs of the '* Old Burial 
Bill,'* PlymotUh^ Manomet^ Mam. CompUed l)y Rev, IIaig Adjidodriax, Pas- 
tor Second Congregational Church \xi Plymouth, Manoraet, Mass. Plymouth, 
Mass, 1899. 8vo. pp. 38. 

As Manoinetj or South Plymouth, was settled as early as 1639, the cemetery 
whose epitaphs are here presented was doubtless in use very early. The date 
of the earlh^st epitaph, however, is 1717. Eighty-six graves are marked with 
stones. The inscriptions upon all, except three which couhl not be deciphered, 
are copied verbatim and presented in this pamphlet in as nearly their original 
form as they can be printed. This Is an luterejstlug aud valuable work, well 
done. jR. w. a. 

York Neerologif, Compiled by Marquis F, King. 8vo, pp. 13, 

This is a list of four hundred and twenty -seven deaths bet^veen 1775 and 1807, 
copied from '* A Book of Mortality t" in possession of Mr. J. H* Moody, parish 
clerk, York, Me. The pamphlet is well printed and needs no index as the names 
are arranged alpliabetically. r. w\ h. 

The Early Records of the Town of Promdence^ Volume XV., being the Providence 
Town Papers, VoL L, 1639 to April, 1682, nnmbers 01 to 0367, Printed 
under authority of the City Council of Proviilence by Horatio Ro&er8 and 
Edward Field, Record Commissioners, Providence : Snow and Faruham, 
City Printers. 1899. 8vo. pp. vii.-fSOO. 

With the volume before us Providence completes the publication of all her 
earliest rtc^jrds. The work has been well done. In the fourteen previons vol- 
omes have been printed the f^ur earliest bookjs of records, the flrst book of 
wills, the records of town meetings and town council, and the first book of deeds* 
The present volume Includes inlsceilaneous papers covering a period from ]6ad 
to 1682. R. w, H, 

State of New Hampshire. Documenis relating to the Masonian Patent, I63Q~ 
1846, VoL XXIX. Town Churtera, Vol. VL Mmonian Papers, Vol HI, 
By Albert Stillman Batchkllor. Editor of State Piipera. Concord: Ed- 
ward N. Pearson, Public Printer. 1896. 8vo, pp. xv.-\-n78. 
The two volumes already published in the series of Masonian papers presented 
the town charters granted under the Masonian claim ; while this, the third* is a 
collection of papers on the general subject of that clahn, arranged chronological- 
ly. Many of the documents included were obtained from private sources and 
throw much additional light on the subject. Its careful Index makes this a 
viUuable source ol information for the student of New Hampshire history. 

B. W. H. 

1900.] Book Notices. 237 

Archives of Maryland, Volume XVII. Proceedings of the Council of Maryland^ 
1681 to 1685-6, 4to. pp. xi.+607. Volume XIX. Proceedings of the General 
Assembly of Maryland, September, 1693, to June, 1697. 4to. pp. x.-f-609. 
Volume seventeen completes the pnblication of the two long lost Council 
Books reoovered in 1895. An appendix contains some letters of William Peiin 
and other documents of the period covered by the Council Records. Volume 
nineteen is a continuation o^ the Proceedings published in 1894, in volume thir- 
teen. Each volume is well indexed. r. w. n. 

History of Hanover Academy. By Rev. D. B. Ford, author of " New England's 
Straggles for Religious Liberty." Boston : H. M. Hight, Printer, 819 Wash- 
ington Street. 1899. 12mo. pp. 221. Price fifty cents; sixty cents by mail. 
The good work of one of the smaller academies of New England is here set 
forth in an attractive and well illustrated volume. Hanover Academy was 
founded in 1808 by Rev. Calvin Chaddock, and its last graduating exercises oc- 
curred in 1891. The life of its founder is given together with interesting 
sketches of prominent teachers and pupils. r. w. h. 

Annals of Yarmouth and Barrington, Nova Scotia, in the Bevolutionary War. 
Complied by Edmund Duval Poolk. Yarmouth, N. S. Reprinted from the 
Yarmoath Herald, J. Murray Lawson. 1899. 8vo. pp. xvi. -1-133. 
This is an interesting presentation of the attitude of the inhabitants of Yar- 
mouth and Barrington toward Great Britain at the time of the American Revo- 
Intion by means of letters, depositions, petitions and acts of the General Court 
on file in the Massachusetts Archives. Printed on good paper and well Indexed, 
this volume is a material addition to the published history of the Revolution. 
The compiler is to be commended for copying the matter verbatim. Originid 
documents speak for themselves, and any one who makes them accessible to a 
larger number of people does a public service. r. w. h. 

The Historical Record. Edited by F. C. Johnson. Wilkes-Barre, Pa. : Press 

of The Wilkes-Barre Becord. 8vo. 1897, Vol. VII., pp. 210; 1899, Vol. 

VIII., pp. 402. Price per volume #1.50 paper, $2.00 cloth. 

The ** Historical Record " is largely a compilation of the articles of permanent 

interest relatinj; to the early history of Wyoming Valley which have appeared 

in the Wilkes-Barre Daily Record, It has a department of Notes and Queries 

on antiquarian and genealogical questions. By means of a good index in each 

volume much valuable information can be found. r. w. h. 

The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine. Published quarterly 
by the South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston, S. C. Edited by A. S. 
S ALLEY, Jr., secretary and treasurer of the Society. Vol. I., No. 1, January, 
1900. Printed for the Society by The Walker, Evans and Caswell Co. , Charles- 
ton, S. C. 8vo. pp. 118. Price to others than members, $1.00 per number. 
The South Carolina Historical Society, which was flrst organized on 2 June, 
1855, took a great step fonvard in October, 1899, when it determined to employ 
a secretary and treasurer, who should also be librarian, and to publish a quarter- 
ly magazine. The flrst number of the magazine promises well for the future. 
Its contents are : Letter from Thomas Jeflierson to Judge William Johnson ; 
The Mission of Col. John Laurens to Europe in 1781 ; Papers of the First Coun- 
cil of Safety ; The Bull Family of South Carolina. r. w. n. 

Systematic History Fujul. Worcester County, Massachusetts, Warnings, 1737- 
17SS. With an Introduction by FuANCLs E. Blakk, and an Index of Sur- 
names. Worcester, Massachusetts : Pui)lished hy Franklin P. Rice, Trustee 
of the Fund. 1899. 8vo. pp. 101. [Number one of the series under this 
fund. 100 copies printed and numbered. Price $2.00 net.] 
There is probably no source of genealogical information in Massachusetts, 
which has been so much neglected by compilers of family histories, as the 
records of the county courts. That these records contain any genealogical 
data other than the returns of vital statistics, seems to have been known only 
to a few. In some cases the returns of vital records have been published, but 
this is the flrst publication of *' warnings*' that has come to our notice. 

The laws of the Province permitted strangers to become inhabitants of a town 
by a residence of three months in that town, unless the selectmen properly 


Book KoHceB. 


wanjccl them on t and macie a retnro of the warning to the connty Court of 
Qtiarter Sessions. The largro nnmber of return s made to the courts indicate 
that the selectmen were zealons In prnarding the towns from IfablUty of sup- 
portnig any who mij^ht become town charges. It is a mistake, Iiowever, to as- 
BHine that all, or even a larj^e proportion, of the persons named in these wamlnj^s 
were "poor and indigent," as the law made no distinction, and it is a faet that 
many named were eminently respeetable and often became influential in town 

The volume before os contains all warnings appearing upon the reconda of 
Worcester Connty from 1737 to 17^8^ arranged alphabetically bj towns. It is 
exceedingly valuable to genealoglsti*, fnrnishing geni^alogcical data relating to 
more than a thousand snninmes, often g^iving the names of children which are 
not fonnd elsewhere, and frequently solving the occnpation and former resi- 
dence of those warned. A ^ood index of ftumames renders the data available 
for quick reference. 

The same good qualities that characterise the former publicatlooa of Mr. Bice 
are fonnd in thi^ volume. 

The Bent Famihj in America, Being mainly a Genealogy of the D^cendonts of 
Johji Bent tcho mtthd in Smlhurtj, Mas^*, in IG3S, with Xates upon the Family 
in Emfland and Elsewhere. By Allen H, Bknt. Bost^jn: Printed by David 
Clapp'^ Sou. 1900. 8vo. pp. 313. III. Price, 84.00. 

Bailey Gentalmjy* James, John and ITtomas, and their De»rendants. In three 
parts, Editi'd by Hollis H. Bailky, [Pnblislied by direction of the BaiU-y- 
Bayly Association.] Somerville, Mass. : The Citizen Company. 1S99, 8vo> 
pp. vi.-f-479. 

Qenealogif of the Diekey Famibj. By John Dickky. Worcester^ Maas. : Press 
of P. S. itiancbard and Co. 1898, 8vo. pp. S22. 111. 

A Comphle Memoir of Birhard Haines ( 2 633-1 68S J, a ftjrffot ten Sussex Worth}/, 
ifiith a Fiitl Account of kin AnCfi^trif and Fo.Htrity fcohtaiuing also Chapters on 
the Origin of the Xamfn Ilafjne and Ilaifues and the various Ot^tU-ttf-Arms a.^- 
9ociaied witJi them). Bv Charles Urginauj Haikes, M.A., Camb. [London.] 
189y. 8vo. pp. svL4-li>C. 111. 

77ie English Ancestffj of Beinoh} mid Matthew Mai^in of Hartford, CL, 1638, 
their Homes and Farish Churches. By William T. R. Marvin. Privately 
printed. Boston. ISJOO. 8vo. pp. 184. lU. Maps. 

Snpphment to John Lee of Famiingtont Hartford Co.^ Conn., and his Dejtcendant^. 
(PKblishvi in 1897^} 1634-1900, Compiled by LKONAnn Lkk. Published 
by the *' Lee Association.** Merlden» Conn. Kecord-Hepubltcan Print. 1900. 
pp. xii,+17C. III. 

The Boss Family. The Name, Boss, [By IIenhy K. Bass,] Advance sheet*. 

Oj^cial Iteport of the Fourth American Tyler Reunion, held at Washington, D* C, 
Wednesday^ tSept, 13, 1899, By Willakd L Tyli^r Bujgiiam, Esq. ChicagOt 
lU, 1809. 8vo. pp. 47. III. 

Chnealogiml Memorandft, relating chiifty to the Haky, Fiper, Xeal and Bicker 
Familits of Maine and New Hampshire, Compiled by Kev, John' W, Haylky, 
B.T>. Lowell, MasH. : Courier-Citizen Press Co., Printers. 190O. 8vo. pp. 
115. Por. Pdec, $1.00 in cloth j $1,25 in paper. Address, John W. llayley, 
271 Gorham St.^ Lowell^ Mass. 

The Genealogy of Hugh McKatj and his Lineal DeacendantSt 1785-1 395. [By 
William L. Keax, Boi>ton. lUOO.] Sm. 8vo, pp. 76. 

Wickham, lOenealogical Sketch,] By C. A. Hoppm, Jr. [ Hartford , Conn. 
I899.] Sm. 4to. pp. 12. 

Greenwofni Colonuil and Reeohdionary ServireM, 1695-178$. By Isaac J. 
Greenwood. Boston : Presa of David Clapp and Son. 1899. Ob. 12mo. 
pp. 8. 

Vaughan Chart. Complied and arranged by Walter Kkkdaxl Watkins» Gene- 
alogist. 1900. 23i in. by 35 in. 


Booh Notices. 


Circular and Form9 of the Genealogical Bureau of the Chamberlain A8»ociatlQn» 

Additions and Correctifytis to Sumner Oenedlog^* 
TOK.] To January, 1900. 8vo. pp, 3. 

[Bj William SmcNSR Applk- 

We continue In this number our quarterly notices of genealogical works re- 
cently published. 

In the sections following the introrhictlon, which are chapters relatiog to the 
Enellnh Antecedents of Arnerkan Bents, the Family in America. Memorials 
Qnaiot and Oklen, the Family in Wiir and the Family in Peace, Mr. Bent has 
I^ted the story of a notable pioneering race, whose spirit of adventure, ex- 
plomtion and hardiliood he considers as its distinctive trait. Certain it is that 
erldencea of the frequent Bent *' treks" are traceable in nearly every part of 
the United States. The books, manuscripts and memorlftl relics which fas- 
cinated the attention of the author have been made i)y his zeal contributory to 
an ample family history, animated by biogrnphical and traditional details, and 
furnishing proof of the intelligent manner in which the fifteen years of Its 
composition have been employed. The arranErcnient of the materials is chiefly 
after the Rkgister plan. The indexes are in every respect adequate^ and the 
ptper and type excellent. 

The three parts of the Bailey Genealogy are, respectively* accounts of James 
Bailey of Rowley, John Bailey of Sallnbury, and Thomas Bailey of Weynionth, 
and some of their descendants. The compilers are genealogical committees of 
the Ballcy-Bayley Association. They have fully attained the object which they 
proposed to themselves, viz. : the arrangement according to a sclentiflcally 
mi«doglcal method, resembling that adoptetl by the New-Enjjland Historic 
QeniAlogicAl Society, of the materials they have collected, an arrangement 
sdftpied both fur the preservation and fntureenlargemeDt of the data respecting 
the family. Besides the usual features of an ancestral record, a new one la In- 
trodaced in this work, that is, the addition of page references to names in small 
type. The editor is not mistaken in the value he accredits to thiss novelty; the 
sairlng of time to the investigator accomplished by this means consists In the 
ease with which one finds the number of a page rather than that of a name. A 
Tery thorough index compresses the substance of the book Into slxty-fonr pages. 
The paper Is good and the type clear. 

Upon the death of the author of the Dickey Genealogy before the publication 
of his work, his widow put in the hands of the publishers the manuscript^ 
ifblch, exceedingly useful to all of the name as its contents must prove, lacks 
the completion which added years would have permitted its compiler to impart 
to It. It records the posterity of William Dickey, who came from Ireland to 
Itfondonderry, N. II. , a few years before 1730> The book U divided into three 
parts, each comprising the descendants of one of the children of the imndgraat. 
Anecdote, characicr-portraiture and extended narrative colarthesne pages with 
m vivid Interest » showing the unfailing relish of the author in his task. Faces 
of what seems to be the large, thoroughly incarnated Dickey type furnish the 
greater part of the Illustrations. Three indexes contain the whole name, and, 
In the case of the Dickeys, the birth-date, of every person mentioned in the book. 

The Haines Memoir, although designed principally as a life of Richard Haines* 
nevertheless embraces everything relating to the theme which might prove at- 
trmctive to those not primarily Interested in the biography, such as the important 
(j^^^n« ;,. ti.,. history of the Baptist church^ not tHsewLcre to be found — con- 
net ihe excommunication of Richard Elaynes from that communion, as 
•Is' :il and economic aspects of the reign of Charles 11. incidentally af- 
fordeti. .Six chapters out of sixteen are appropriated to the Memoir; the others 
contain the facts respecting the ancestors and posterity of Richard which have 
bero collected in a thorough Investigation of the sources of Information. It la, 
indeed, in the account of the descendants, which the author aOlrms to be *' full," 
tliat the work acquires its genealogical value. Among those descendants was 
Gregory Haines, who went to South Carolina to trade with the Indiana, and 
married Alice Hooke at Charleston. The book abounds in Interest to the gen- 
€ffml reader, and to those who inherit the bloo<i of the man who is its subject It 
vast be esteemed a priceless possession. Its letterpress la excellent and Its 
binding likewise. Fine illustrations and an index enlarge Its merits. 

An account of the Marvin Family is contained In the " Family HIstoriea and 
Genealogies ** of Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Salisbury. In it Is a notice of the 


Book Notices* 


discovery, by Mr, William S, Appleton, of a reference to Reynold Mar\itie, of 
Ramsey, Esaex^ found in tlie will of John Liic:av«i. There was no linoe to thorougbly 
follow out the lihit tlinst obtained before the publication of the SaUs bury s' work. 
Since then the services of Mr, Walter K. Watkins have been employed for the 
exarotnatlon of the Rejii:lsters of St, Michael at Ramsey ^ and St, Mary at Great 
Benlley> Essex, in which latter Pariah he discovered the desired records. Wills 
famished by Mr. Henry F. Waters and those procured at the Somerset House, 
London, anti among the Sullolk Wills recorded at Ipswicb, are here printed, 
geueraJly in full, aud always io the original orthojarraphy. By this means there 
has been established beyond doubt the line running to the ^reat-grand father of 
the emi^ants* To the •renealogiail facts bas beeir added an account of the 
English homes of the Marvin**, their pla3"ffroutjd.y, tlieir places of wurshlp, and 
the clergymen who ministered to them. The lelter-presa and binding are good, 
and full indexes are gnppUed* 

When the Lee Genealogy wa^ published, in 1897, It was known that there WM 
a great number of descendants of whom no record could be obtained. The efforts 
of the compiler of that work* aided by tlie secretary of the Lee Association, and 
the Rev. William 11. Lee, have resulted in the production of a Supplement whose 
contents are *' correcLioiLs, chanj^cii, births, marriai?es, deaths, etc., reported 
since the pubiication — new discoveries, with an addition of nearly 1,CNW} names, 
extensive additions to the ' roU of honor,* of those who have served in the 
Tarious war** of the country." 

In the Tyler pamphlet the Historical Article by W, L T. Bri^ham is of great 
genealogical importance, 8peecljes in response to the toasts. Col. M. W. Tyler's 
Jiddresa on President Tyler, '* visitation," researches at Washington and' per^ 
son a I s^ occupy the remainder of the report, 

Mr. Haley's book offers in equal proportions the roeinoranda he has gathered 
concerning the four families mentioned on the title page. No complete record 
of any of these families has been undertaken by the author; his collections 
show, however, that he bas made extensive i-eseiirches, and will be of value to 
those making inquiries into the posterity of Thomas and Andreiv Hale» Nathaniel 
Piper. Gapt. Walter Neal, and George Ricker. The book ie fully indexed* 

The McKay genealogy traces the descendants of Donaki McKay of Tain, Ross 
Cotinty, Scotland, giving also the names arranged by family groups, by geueni- 
tlona alphabetically, and by generations in the order of birth. The book is well 
bound and in clear type. 

The Wickham pamphlet gives the pedigree of that family from Richard de 
Stokes, and also contains the reftults of researches respecting the Wickhams of 
Rowley, Mass., and of Wetbersfield, Conn*, as also respecting the crest and 
armorial bearings. 

The Greenwood record Is that of the services of the descendants of Nathaniel 
and SamncI Greenwood of Boston and Thomas Greenwood of Newton, Mass., 
each of the names being followed hv those w^hich connect it with the above. 

The name at the head of the Vau'ghan Chart Is WlUIani, died 1698, of Bally- 
boe, near Clonmel, in Tippcrary, Ireland. The families recorded are descendants 
of William through his son Benjamin and grandson Samuel Fuer, who married 
Sarah Hollowell, daughter of Benjamin Hallo well of Boston. The descent U 
brought dow^u to as late a date asi WJ'i. 

The Chain berlain circular is that of the Cbaml>erlaln Association of America, 
of which a genealogical bureau has been established with George W. Chamber- 
lain of Weymouth. Mass., as bureau secretary, to whom all genealogical cor- 
respondence should be addressed. To this is attached a blank for application 
for membership. The circular Is accompanied by a genealogical black for 
copies of which members are requested to send, that they may flll it out with 
such facts as they possess and return it to the bureau. The bureau^s record 
book Is so arranged that each member msy be traced back ten generations. 
The bureau, therefore, besides publishins^ from time to time a sketch of the 
general results of its investigation, will undertake special researches for In- 
dividual nn^ml>ers on such terras as may be made with the secretary. The data 
thus obtained will be tabulate<l in a genealogical charl, whose admirable con- 
Btruction— as Is evident from the copy with the circular— will render it very 
Taluable to the recipient, 

B\i Fi^ederic Willtxrd Parkc^ 

1900.] decent Publications. 241 



CBMBBR 1, 1899, it> March 1, 1900. 

Prepared by Benjamin Davis Petser. 

I. PubliccUions written or edited by membera of the Society, 

Additions ftnd Corrections to Sumner Genealogy to January, 1900. 1900. Svo. 

The Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleveland Families. An attempt to trace, in 
both the male and the female lines, the posterity of Moses^ Cleveland who came from 
Ipswich, County Suffolk, England, about 1635, was of Wobum, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts ; of Alexander^ Cleveland of Prince William County, Virginia ; and of 
ancient and other Clevelands in England, America and elsewhere; with numerous 
biographical sketches ; and containing ancestries of many of the husbands and wives, 
also a bibliography of the Cleveland Family and a genealofa^cal account of Edward 
Winn ofWobum,'and of other Winn feunilies, compiled by Edmund Janes^ Cleveland 
and Horace Gillette^ Cleveland. Illustrated. In three volumes. Hartford, Conn. 
1899. 8vo. pp. 2902. 

The English Ancestry of Reinold and Matthew Marvin of Hartford, Ct., 1638. 
Their homes and parish churches. By William T. R. Marvin. Privately printed. 
Boston. 1900. 8vo. pp. 184. 

John Gallop of Taunton, Mass. By Almon D. Hodges, Jr. Reprinted from New- 
England Historical and Genealogical Kegister for January, 1900. Vol. 54, pp. 89-91. 
Boston. 1900. 8vo. pp. 3. 

Rev. Richard Blinman of Marshfield, Gloucester and New London. By Isaac J. 
Greenwood. Reprinted from the New-England Historical and Genealogical Regis- 
ter for January, 1900. Boston. 1900. 8vo. pp. 8. 

Greenwood Colonial and Revolutionary Services, 1695-1783. By Isaac J. Green- 
wood. Boston. 1899. 8vo. 

William l^lartin, Esq., Representative from North Yarmouth to the General Court 
of Massachusetts, 1792-5, 7. By Edward Payson Payson. Boston. 1900. 8vo. 

Official Report of the Fourth American Tyler Familv Reunion held at Washington, 
D.C., Wednesday, September 13, 1899. By Willard I. Tyler Brigham, Esq. Chi- 
cago, Illinois. 1899. 8vo. pp. 47. 

The Bent Family in America. Being mainly a genealogy of the Descendants of 
John Bent who settled in Sudbury, Mass., in 1638, with notes upon the family in 
England and elsewhere. By Allen H. Bent. Boston. 1900. 8vo. pp. 313. 


The Puritan as a Colonist and Reformer, by Ezra Hoyt Byington. Boston. Little, 
Brown and Company. 1899. 8vo. pp. xxvi.-f-375. 

LoctU History. 

Epitaphs from Graveyards in Wellesley (formerly West Needham), North Natick, 
tod Saint Mary's Churchyard in Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts, with genea- 
logical and biographical notes by George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B. Boston. 1900. 8vo. 
pp. vii.-f-236. 

Epitaphs from a graveyard in Weston, with notes, by George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B., 
of Needham. [Reprinted from the Dedham Historical Register (x.65-70) for April, 
1899.] 8vo. pp. 5. 


Massachusetts Historical Society. Tribute of Dr. Samuel A. Green to Charles F. 
Dunbar and Edward G. Porter. 1900. 8vo. pp. 4. 

Diary by Increase Mather, March, 1675-December, 1676. Together with extracts 
from another diary by him, 1674-1687. With an Introduction and Notes, by Samuel 
A. Green. Cambridge. 1900. 8vo. pp. 54. 

A Sketch of the Life of Sylvester Morris, by his granddaughter, Mrs. Kate Morris 
Cone, Hartford, Vt. Boston. 1887. 8vo. pp. 44. 

* This list does not include publications which are elsewhere noticed, unless written 
by a member. 


Recent Puhlicaiions. 


U, S. Goi^smmmit^ State and Municipal Puhlicaiiont. 

Twelfth Report on the Cuatody and Condition of the Public Records of Pariabca, 
Town a and Counties. By Robert T. Swan, Commiaaioncf. Boston. 1900. 8 to. pp. 

First Report of the Public Record CommiBflion of New Jeraey, 1899. Somerville, 
N,J, 1899. &¥0. pp. 116. 

11. Oilier PMicatiom* 

The Story of Onr Flegfi Colonial and National, with Historical Sketch of the 
Quakeresu, Betsy Ross, by Addie Guthrie Weaser. Chicago. lOtlO. 12 mo. pp. 96. 

The Collection of History. [Publiahed by tbeKanftas Historical Society.] Topeki, 
1899. 8vo. pp. 6. 

Letters of Jonathan Boiacher to George Washington. Collected and edited by 
Worthington Cbauncey Ford. Brooklyn, N. Y. 1899. 8vo, pp, 63. 

Dictionary of United States History* 1492-1899. Four Centuries of History. 
Written concisely and arranged alphabetically in dictionary form by J. Franklin 
Jameson, Ph.D. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 733. 

Lo€al UiBtory, 

A Handbook of the Principal Scientific Institutions of Boston and Vicinity. 
Boston. 1898. 12nio. pp. 118. 

Tbe Old and the New. Hartford Congregational Church, Hartford, Yt. 1899. 
8to. pp. 39. 

A Street in Old Boston. A part of tbe Celebration of the Second Church in Bos- 
ton. Copley Hall Nor. 15, 16, 17i 1899. Boston, 1899. 4to. pp. 24. 

A Puritan Service to be held in connection vni\\ the two hundred and fiftieth Anni- 
versary of the Second Church in Boston, Sunday evening, November 19, 1899. Bos* 
ton. 1899. 8vo. pp. 7. 

The Strike of the Shoe Workers in Marlboro*, Mass^ Kovembet 14, 1898-May 6, 
1899. 1899. 8vo. pp. 23. 


A Record of tbe Exercises in honor of Rev. Edmund Dowse, D.D., who completed 
Ms sixtieth year as pastor of Pilgrim Church, Sberbom, October Tenth, 1898. Also 
a brief history of Pilgrim Church; A Biography of Doctor Dowse and the principal 
features of the published Record of the Jubilee Celebration, 1888, by Charles Frances 
Adams. Sberbom* Ma as. 1898. 8vo. pp. 5l-f-xxii. 

Ni*:bolss Monk, the King's Messenger, and the Honest Clerg^yman, by Frances B. 
Troup. 1899. 8ro. pp. 21. 

A Biographical Sketch. John Sedgwick, MEJor- General. 1899. 8vo. pp, 24. 

In Memoriam Daniel Rogers WiRiams. Address by Rev. Parris T. Farw^ell of 
Wellesley HDls, Mass. (a former pastor), in tbe Con^egational Churt:h, Stockbridge, 
Mass., Friday, April 21, 1899. Hartford. 1899. 12mo. pp. 21. 

The Revolutionary Ancestry of the members of the W^arren and Prescott Chapter, 
Daughters of the Ajncrican Revolution. Compiled by the historian of the chapter. 
Boston. 1899. 12mo. pp. 124. 

Memoir of Mrs. Elvira Armenius (Wright) WiUiams. Reprinted from New-Eng- 
land Historicttl and Genealogical Register for January, 1900. Boston. 1900. 4to. 
pp. I. 

John Cummings, Treasure of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1872- 
1889, by Harry W. Tyler. Reprinted from The Technology Review, vol. il, No. 2. 
8vo. pp. 6. 

Elizabeth Adams. A Life Sketch, By Richard Burton. Privately printed. IGnso. 
pp. 15. 

Edward Chipman Guild. Born 29 February, 1832. Died 5 November, 1899, "He 
Being Dead Yet Speaketh." A sermon preached 19 November, 18D9, by Edward 
Beecher Mason, Pa a tor of the First Church of Christ in Brunswick. Brunamck^ 
Maine. 1899. 12rao. pp. 14. 

CoUeget and School*^ 

Cfttalogueof Yale TJniversisy, 1899-1900. New Haven. 1899. l2mo. pp. 499. 

Catalogue of the Roibury Latin School, Keaisarge Ave., Boston, Mass. 1899-1900* 
Boston. 1900, 12mo. pp. 59* 

1900.] jRecent Publications. 243 

Obituary Record of the Graduates of Bowdoln College and the Medical School of 
Maine for the year ending 1 June, 1899. Brunswick, Me. 1899. 8vo. 

An Index to the Obituary Kecord of the Graduates of Bowdoin College and the 
Medical School of Maine for the decade ending 1 June, 1899. Brunswick, Maine. 

1899. 8vo. pp. 14. 

Catalogue of Bowdoin College and the Medical School of Maine, 1899-1900. 
BrunHwick, Maine. 1899. 8vo. pp. 76. 

Fifteenth Annual Report of George T. Little, Librarian of Bowdoin College. For 
the year ending June 1, 1899. 1899. 8vo. pp. 4. 

Catalogue of Amherst College for the year 1889-1900. Amherst, Massachusetts. 

1900. 8vo. pp. 82. 

List of Contributors to the Building of Phillips Brooks House. 1900. 8yo. pp. 

Catalogue and Circular of the Fnrmington State Normal and Training School. For 
the year ending June 16, 1899. Augusta. 1899. 8yo. pp. 86. 

The Harvard Ukiiversity Catalogue, 1899-1900. Cambridge. 1900. 12mo.pp.716. 

The Litchfield Law School, 1900. 1900. 8yo. pp. 27. 

Thirty-First Annual Catalogue of Wells College, Aurora, N. Y. Academic Year, 
1898-99. 1899. 8vo. pp. 60. 

Catalogue of Tufts College, 1899-1900. Boston. 1900. 12mo. pp. 269. ' 

Annual Reportrt of the President and the Treasurer of Harvard College, 1898-99. 
Cambridge. 1900. 8vo. 

The Eightieth Annual Catalogue of Colby College for the academic year 1899-1900. 
Waterville, Maine. 1900. 8vo. pp. 76. 

Catalogue of the Fifty-Fourth Annual Session of La Grange Female College, La 
Grange, Georgia, 1898-99. La Grange, Ga., 1899. 8vo. pp. 49. 

Catalogue of the University of Pennsylvania, 1899-1900. Philadelphia. 1899. 
12mo. pp. 485. 

Societies and InttihUiom, 

Twenty-Five Years. An address in Grace Church, Newton, Massachusetts. 1900. 
12mo. pp. 20. 

Orthodox Congregational Church at Leominster, Mass. Seventy-Fifth Anniversary 
of itj* fonnation. 8vo, pp. 16. 

The Year-Book of the Unitarian Congregational Churches for 1899. Boston. 
1899. r2mo. pp. 72. 

Order of Exercises at the Dedication of the Memorinl Church of the First Parish, 
Plymouth, Massachusetts, Thursday, Deciniber 21, 1899. 1899. 12mo. pp. 6. 

Publicatious of the Araericau Jewish Historical Society. No. 7. Baltimore. 

1899. 8vo. 134. 

Eighty-Seventh Annual Report of the Vermont Bible Society, presented at the 
Annual Meeting of the Society, held in Montpelier, October 18, 1899. Published by 
the Vermont Bible Soeiety. 1899. 8vo. pp. 30. 

Schedule of Prizes offered by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for the year 

1900. Bo«»ton. 1900, 8vo. pp.60. 

Missouri Historical Society Collections, 2. St, Louis, January, 1900. Vol. No. 1. 
8vo. pp. 6J. 

Annual List of New and Important Books added to the Public Library of the City 
of lioston. Selected from the Monthly Bulletins, 1898-189'J. Boston. 1900. 8vo. 
pp. 138. 

The Ei;;hty-Ninth Annual Report of the American Board of Commissioners for 
Foreign ^lissions. Presented at the meeting held at Providence, H. I., October 3-6, 
18'Ji>. Boston. 1809. 8 vo. pp. 196. 

Annual Sermon before the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 
delivered at Providence, U. I., October 3, 1899, by the Rev. George C. Adams, D.D., 
Pantor of the Fiist Congregatioucd Church, San Francisco, Cal. Boston. 1899. 
8vo. pp. 36. 

Sixty-Eighth Annual Report of the Tnistees of the Perkins Institution and Massa- 
chusetts School for the Blind, for the year ending August 31, 18D9. Boston. 1900. 
8vo. pp. 326. 

Minutes of the General Conference of the Congregational Churches in Maine. 
Seventy-Third Anniversary. Maine Missionary Society, Ninety-Second Anniversary. 
Held with the High Street Church at Auburn October 30, 31 and November 1, 2, 1899. 
VoL I. No. 6. New Series (with General Index for vol. i., 1896 to 1899). Portland, 
Me. 1899. 8vo. pp. 148. 




Ninety-Fourtli Annirergary Celebration of the New England Society in tlie City of 
New York, At the Waldorf-Astoria, Friday, December 22, 1899. 

Publications of the Ipfiwich lliatorical Society* VII1» Development of out Town 
Government and Conimon Lands and Coraraonage. By T» Frank Waters* With the 
proceedings at the Annual Meeting:, Decennbei 4, 1899. Salem. l&OO. 8to. pp. 29. 

Report of the Proceedings of the Wyoming ConnTnemorfttive Aasociatton, on the 
occasion of tbe I21»t AntuTersary of the Buttle ajid Massaca'c of Wyoming, Jaly 3, 
1899, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 1899. Svo. pp. 22, 

January, 1900. ThirtT-Fonrth Annual Report of the Board of Managers of th#J 
Winchester Home Corponition for Aged Women. No. 10 Edeii Street, Boston 
Charleslown District. Boston. 1900, 8vo. pp, 33. 

Proceedings of the TruHtees of the Pcnbody Education Fund, 1893-1899. Printed 
by order of the triiR tees. Vol. 6, Cambridge. 1900. Svo. pp. 444. 

Kansas State Historical Society. Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Mect- 
ing/ropeka, January 16, 1900. Containing^ also» Report of tbe Secretary and revised 
list of Kansas Newspapers up to February li5, lOOO. Topeka. 1900, Svo. pp. 48. 

Frances Dighton Williamj* Chapter. Douijbters of the American Kevulution. 
Constitution and By-Laws. Chartered 1S97. Bangor» Me. 1899. l2rao. pp, 3S. 

U, S. GovcrfUiicnt^ i^talt and Municipal Publications^ 

Official Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Session of the Farmers Nntionftl 
Congress of the United States. Held in Boston, Ma^a., October 3-10, 1899. Boston. 
1899. 8vo. 174. 

Report of the Commissioner of Education for the year 1897-98, VoL 1, containing^ 
part I. Wrtitbington. 18&9. Volume 2, containing partJi U. and III. Washington. 
1899. 2 vols. Svo. pp. cxx, vii, 2640. 

Census oi the Commonwealth of Maspachu setts, 1895. Prepared under the direc- 
tion of Horace G. Wadlin. Volume VL Tbe Fiahcries, Commerce and Agricolttire, 
Boston. 1899. 8 vo. pp. 883. 

City of Cambridge Annual Report of the Trustees of the Cambridge Public Library 
fox the year ending November 30, 1899, Boston, 1900. Svo. pp. 19. 

Fifth Annual Report of the Boston Transit Commissionj for the year ending 
August I6i 1899. Boston. 1899. Svo. pp. 75. 

Report of the Libnirian of Congress for the Fiscal year ended June 30| 1899, 
Washington. 1899. 8vo. pp. 40. 



RstnsBN Rawso;^ Dodge, son of Jacob and 
Elijcahetb (Rawson) Dodge, whose zeal 
in coUecting and carefully preserving 
tbe records of his ancestors is well 
knoMTi to the readers of the Register, 
died of hetirt disease at Saunders ville, 
Maasn Aug. 24, 1899, aged 80. A me- 
moir of him, with portrait, was printed 
in the January number for 1885 (pp. 
fi2-59). His' wife, Mrs. Lydia H. 
Dodge, died at SauDdersville, Jan. 6, 
1899, aged 71. Both are buried in the 
Dodge Cemetery, East Sutton, Mass. 
About a year before his death, Mr. 
Dodge leased bis farm in Sutton and 
with his wife removtd to Saundersville, 
nem* the residence of his son. 

Mr. Dodge, at the mcutin g of the New- 
England Historic Genealogical Society, 
May 7, 1884, presented to the society 
the' two original portraits of Edward 
Raw son, secretary of the colony, and his 
dftughter Rebecca Rawson, which now 
hang in tbe too ma of tbe society. For 

an account of them see RsaiBTEit, toL 
39, page 69. 

Mr. Dodge was born in the eastmn 
part of Sutton, near the present viUoge 
of Wilkinsonville, April 3, 1619. 

Mrs. M\noARET Grebkwoob, died Jan» 
12, 1898, aet. 93, widow of Clark, sec- 
ond son of Dr. John Greenwood of New 
York, and dnughter of John and £li£ft- 
betb (Riddle) McKay. 

Mrs. Mart (McKat) Grebxwood, died 
Jan. 27, 1899, aged 83 years, I mo.^ 2 
days ; sister of tbe above, and widow 
of Dr. Isaac J. Greenwood of New 
York, eldest son of Dr. John Green- 

Lanodon GRE£^•woon of New York, died 
at Atlantic City, N. J., Jan. 26, 190O, 
aged 60, younger son of the iate Dr, 
Isaac J, Greenwood. He leaves sur- 
viving him a widow*, Mrs. Annie M, 
(Hand) Greenwood, and two aons, 
Laugdon and Clark. I. J. G. 




Within two years from the date of its incorporation In 1846 the New-England Historic 
Genealogical Society began the publication of its quarterly journal, the NEW-ENGLAND 
HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER, and this publication so happily 
begun has continued without interruption to the present day. 

The Rroistkk, under the management of a succession of able and learned editors, has 
now become a vast storehouse of historical and genealogical material, much of it to be 
f oand nowhere else — an Inexhaustible mine of information concerning the early settlers 
of New England, their families and their descendants. No town or family history can 
properly be written without a search of the contents of the long series of volumes into 
which the Reoistkr has now expanded. 

Bat the very success of the Society in accumulating such an abundance of material 
renders it increasingly difficult to find anything hidden in so great amass. An Index is 
Imperatively necessary. 

Yet for more than forty years no attempt was made to provide the Rrgister with an 
Index of Places, nor during that period is there any Index of Persons in the proper 
acceptation of the term. There is merely a list of surnames, and a very inadequate and 
imperfect Index of Subjects. 

Indeed it Is only within the last seven years that the searcher who has had occasion to 
consult the Rkgister has found anything which deserves to be called an Index to guide 
him through the labyrinth of its contents. The volumes published during that period 
are each provided with a full Index of places and persons, the latter arranged accord- 
ing to Christian as well as surnames. The adoption of this Improved method can fairly 
be said to have doubled the value of the Register to the Investigator. And It is Important 
that this system should be extended to include all the other volumes of the Register. 

Few people are aware that in a single volume of the Register there are mentioned 
more than 3,000 places, 4,000 family names, and 12,000 individuals. These figures, large 
as they are, are below tlie average of the later years, and the 20,000 pages of printed 
matter already published contain, It is estimated, more than 600,000 names of persons. 

The Society has now completed the publication of the 50th volume of the RfXvISTER, 
and it Is desirous of printing a consolidated index to the whole fifty volumes; an index 
comprising subjects, places and persons, the latter arranged by Christian as well as 
surnames. But it is without funds availal^le for the purpose. 

The preparation of such an Index will require. It Is estimated, about $3,000. This Is 
exclusive of tlie cost of printing. But the committee are confident that if the first cost 
— that of compilation — can be met, means can be found to defray the expense of print- 
ing. If one third of the estimated sum can be promptly raised, the committee, with 
this in hand, will feel justified In entering upon the work. 

Ten subscriptions of $100 each will produce this sum. Yet no contribution, however 
small, will be declined, but will be gratefully received. 

Many of the volumes of the Register are out of print and are very scarce. A com- 
plete set can with difficulty be obtained. Occasionally, on the sale of some collection, 
one finds Its way, but rarely, to the market. Its value Is about $250. 

To those who are fortunate enough to own a full set of the Register the proposed 
index will be invaluable ; while those persons, societies or libraries having an imperfect 
set which they have found it Impossible heretofore to complete, will find such an index 
well nigh indispensable. 

The Society confidently appeals to that public spirit which is never called upon in 
Tain, and it hopes that all i>ersons of New England descent. In every part of the coun- 
try, will contribute according to their means to make available for the first time this 
vast collection of historical and genealogical material accumulated by the labors of two 
generations of self-sacrificing antiquaries. 

Upon the response to this appeal depends the fate of this great work. 

Commonications may be addressed and contributions sent to John Ward Dean, 
Editor of the Register, at the Society's House, No. 18 Somerset Street, Boston, Mass. 

John T. Hassam, 1 

John Ward Dean, yCommiUee. 

Geo. Kuhn Clarke,) 




JULY, 1900. 


By Clabenob Savndebs Bbiohaii, Esq., of Providence, R. I. 

Amos Ferry was bom in the village of South Natick, Mass., 
August 12y 1812, and died suddenly in New London, Conn., Au- 
gust 10, 1899. He was the son of Elijah and Mary (Jones) Peny, 
and was seventh in descent from John Perry, who arrived in Boston 
in 1631, and became a freeman of Roxbury in 1633. His ancestors 
were all made of that rugged New England stock wliich placed 
obedience to law and regard for religious institutions as the highest 
duties of man. His whole ancestry seems imbued with a high moral 
character and with strict subservience to the admonitions of con- 
science. His father, Elijah Perry, was an honored and trusted yeo- 
man of Natick, and one of the founders of the oldest Christian So- 
ciety and Church in that town. He was a man who believed in 
farming as a means of attaining health, wealth and wisdom ; read 
agricultural papers and made agricultural experiments; tried to 
make farmers of all liis boys, and failed in every case. Mr. Perry's 
grandfather was Samuel Perry, who, though he witnessed enough of 
the horrors of combat in seeing persons scalped alive during the 
French and Indian war, yet immediately volunteered as a private in 
the Revolution, and marched from Natick on the alarm of April 19, 

On the maternal side he was a descendant of Lewis Jones, who 
came to this country about 1640, settled in Roxbury, and removed 
to Watertown in 1650. John Jones, his great grandson, and the 
grandfather of Amos Perry, was a most influential man in Natick, 

VOL. LIV. 17 


imos JPerry. 

being successively school teacher, civil engineer, colonel in the mili- 
tia, proprietors' clerk, justice of the peace, and president of the 
Court of General Sessions for Norfolk County, He was the '" Sheriff 
Jones and member of the House of Lords " of Mrs. Stowe's now al- 
most for*Tottcn novel, " Oldtown Folks," and at his dcfitli left a man- 
uscript IxKik of judicial dccieions and also a '''Book of Minutes," the 
latter of vvMch was ptinted by Mr. Perry in 1894. 

Amos Perry obtained his early schooling in the district school of 
Natick, the " old red school-house," as he called it in later days. A 
curious incident led him to cherish ambitious dreams of a college 
education and a wider sphere of activity. When he was sixteen he 
came across a book entitled " Degerando on Self-Education,** in 
which the doctrine was laid down that moral and intellectual culture 
was a matter of the first moment ; and when, after this, reflecting 
upon the ways and means of obtaining such culture, he came acrosa 
a guide-board inscribed **To Cambridge Colleges," he saw how to 
obtain the object of his desire. Although it was somewhat against 
the wishes of his father, who believed that ** college learning spoils 
the boys/' he prepared for Harvard in the family school of Rev. 
Daniel Kimball, a graduate of Harvard in 1800 and for many years 
principal of the Hingham Academy. 

His entrance into college life can best be told in his own words, 
as he recollected those events over half a century later. "My first 
knowledge of Cambridge College was in the month of July, 1833. 
My teacher, Rev. Daniel Kimball, had three pupils to present. His 
son, Benjamin Gage Kimball, was one ; James Richardson, the son 
of a distinguished lawyer of Dedliam, was another ; and I was the 
third. We arrived at five or six o*clock in the afternoon at Porter's 
Tavern in Cambridge. After breakfast the next morning we went 
over to Univcrflity Hall, where we met thirty or forty otlier students, 
and underwent the ordeal of an examination. My two schoolmates 
were admitted unconditionally, hut I was required to undergo 
another examination in Latin prosody. I knew more about the 
farm and farm work than I did about Latin and Greek roots. I ap- 
peared in the room of our class tutor, McKean, at the appointed 
time, to undergo a re-examination in Latin prosody. He began by 
having me scan different passages in VirgO, and explain poetic feet. 
How I did it I do not know ; but I found there a man, now some- 
what known through the country, Charles Sumner. He kept quiet 

1900.] Amo8 Perry. 247 

a while, but not long. While McKean was giving some of his ideas 
about Latin yerse, Sumner took him up, saying : * Here, I do not 
agree with you.' They got into a discussion with each other, and I 
got off pretty easily." Mr. Perry recalled much that happened dur- 
ing his college career, and often would talk in a most interesting 
manner of the eminent men who were then connected with the Col- 
lege, — the elder Quincy, Ware, Story, Sumner, John Quincy 
Adams, Webster, Everett, Sparks and Channing. Like many of 
the other students of the period, he taught school in the vacations, 
teaching in all thirty-four weeks during his college course. He was 
a member of the Hasty Pudding Club, and at one time its librarian ; 
and also belonged to the Institute of 1770, a literary and debating 

He was graduated from Harvard in 1837 ; other members of his 
class being Richard H. Dana, Horatio Hale and Henry D. Thoreau. 
He always took a lively interest in all the class-gatherings, from 
which he was rarely absent, except during his residence abroad. 
The class, at graduation, put away a bottle of wine, to be drunk at 
the 50th anniversary in 1887, at which time there were seven to 
drink it, Mr. Perry being one of them. "Though older than some 
of us," said one of his classmates, ''there is not one of our number 
who enjoys a greener old age, or who preserves the hearty genial 
character of his youth in a greater measure than he." At the din- 
ner of the Harvard Club of Rhode Island a few months before his 
death, Mr. Perry was an honored guest, and, after his interesting 
talk on old Harvard days, his health was drunk standing. 

After leaving Harvard, he came to Rhode Island, and opened a 
classical school at Fruit Hill, North Providence, holding also the 
position of postmaster for that town. He remained there until 1840, 
when he became principal of the Summer-street Grammar School, 
where he remained for twelve years. At this time he began to take 
interest in the cause of public education, and during the latter part 
of this period served as a member of the school committee and also 
as county inspector of public schools. When, in 1850, a Didactic 
Department, the germ of our present Normal School, was estab- 
lished in Brown University, Mr. Perry was appointed on the com- 
mittee regulating that department. He was one of the founders 
and prominent movers of the Rhode Island Institute of Instruction, 
being successively Director, Corresponding Secretary and Treas- 


Amo€ Perry, 


urer. At the aecontl annual meetiog in 1852, he presented a most 
able report, exhibiting practical views of Teachers' Instttiitca and of 
the importance of a Normal School, and taking elevated ground con- 
cerning teaching as a profeeeion. It closed with an earnest invita- 
tion to "the citizens of the State to continue to co-operate in pro- 
moting the prosperity of that cause which onderlics all the great 
interests of the State, and is the foundation and pUhxr upon which 
rests the broad fahric of our republican institutions — the intelligence 
and virtue of the people." 

He made more than one trip to Europe during his long life. His 
first journey, begim in 1852, covered the greater part of two years, 
and was partly spent in visiting institutions of learning in England 
and on the Continent, and readied as far as Egypt and Palestine. 
After returning from this tour he took charge of a school for young 
ladies, on the retirement of the principal > Dr. Kingsbury, but in 
1858 he relinquished the position into the hands of Professor Lin- 
coln and took up teaching in the Bartlett High School in New Lon- 

It was while he was visiting Europe for the third time, in April, 
1862, that he received his appointment as Diplomatic and Consular 
Agent at Tunis. He assumed charge in July, and held the position 
for over five years. During this period, he devoted much time to a 
study of the history and antirpiities of the country, embodying his 
labors later in a volume entitled *■ Carthage and Tunis, Past and 
Present,^* a book criticised as showing " great research, learning and 
observation." While in Tunis he interested himself in collecting 
memorials of John Howard Pa^Tie, a predecessor in the otfice, who 
had died at his post ten years earlier; and, after much corrcspoQ- 
dence with William Cullen Bryant, he was able to forward to the 
relatives of the deceased his diaries and other literary remains* No- 
ting that Payne's grave was in a neglected condition, he feelingly 
appealed to the American press, and a fund was soon raised to re- 
move the remains of the author of' Home, Sweet Home" to Wash- 
ington, where interment was had in tho Congressional cemetery. 

One important episode of Mr. Perry's consulship was the coming 
to this country of the Tunisian Embassy in 1865. Mr. Perry ac- 
companied the Ambassadors, who brought with them a portrait of 
the Bey, with letters of condolence on the death of President Lin- 
coln. The mission deepened friendly relations between the United 

1900.] Anw8 Perry. 249 

States and Tunis, and the larger portion of the credit was due to 
Mr. Perry. The Ambassadors visited Providence among other 
places, remaining there for two days. They visited the public insti- 
tutions of the city, Brown University, various manufacturing estab- 
lishments, and other points of interest ; were received by Mayor 
Doyle and Governor Smith, as well as entertained by other citizens, 
and went away highly pleased with all that they had seen, having 
themselves made a most favorable impression. In the speech which 
Mr. Perry made, thanking the city in their name, he well said : 
" There are virtues to be found in them which I sincerely wish we 
possessed. The most cultivated among us can learn of them. They 
do not call themselves Christians ; yet I have learned lessons of 
patience, forbearance and kindness, in their society, which I be- 
lieve I shall remember to the end of my life." 

In 1866 a fine portrait of Washington was sent to Tunis by our 
Government and was presented formally by Mr. Perry. It was 
hung in the Bey's palace, together with portraits of Tunisian and 
European sovereigns, where it still remains to-day. 

During his period of service, which, with one exception, was 
longer than that ever held by any other commissioned consul to that 
post, he was most faithful and industrious in the performance of his 
official duties. In the latter part of 1866, he, together with other 
public agents representing the United States in foreign countries, 
became the victim of an anonymous letter, known as the "McCrackin 
Letter," addressed to President Johnson, and containing the vilest 
calumny directed against several of the ministers and consuls. Its 
language was coarse, its assertions were shameless falsehoods, its 
spirit was that of a disappointed and malicious office-seeker. Most 
gentlemen would have thrown this mass of venomous fabrications 
into the waste-basket ; but, strangely to the discredit of the executive 
department, a formal note was sent to several of the persons men- 
tioned in the letter respecting some of the offensive expressions, and 
asking them to deny or confirm the rumors. Like any other patriotic 
and high-spirited man, Mr. Perry justly felt himself insulted, prompt- 
ly resigned his position and returned to this country. He always 
remained very friendly to Secretary of State Seward, his informal 
dinner with that official, just after his return, being one of the pleasant- 
cst episodes of his life. I believe that he somewhat regretted his 
impulsive step in later life, realizing that a man of character and 


Amos Perry, 


probit3r le always aafe against the contemptible accusations of a reck- 
less slanderer* 

On returning from Tunis, Mr. Perry again took up his residence 
in Providence, where he spent the remainder of a remarkably active 
and useful life. Always interested in tlie study of history, he had 
joined the Rhode Island Historical Society in 1858 ami had ever 
shown himself as one who thoroughly believed in its aims- In 1873 
he was elected Secretary of the Society, besides being continued aa 
a member of several committees. Upon the resignation of Rev- 
Edwin M, Stone as Librarian iu 1880, Mr. Perry assisted the newly 
appointed Libra rj^ Committee, and iu the following year was chosen 
Librarian. When he entered upon his task, he found the Society- 
weak in reeouroes and lacking in enthusiasm, the library uncata- 
logued and scarcely accessible. Under his administration the collec- 
tions w^ere properly arranged, and a practically new building was 
erected. In addition to his other duties, he also kept the office of 
Sccretar^% and had membership on several committees* For nearly 
twenty years he worked with an intense and unflagging devotion 
that could have upon the Society only one effect — increased interest 
and sure prosperity. 

In 1885 Mr. Perry entered upon hia last great public service — the 
preparation of the 1885 census for Rhode Island. It was a taak 
which would have reflected credit upon any man, and wdiich, for one 
of his age, was truly remarkable. Few State censuses have evex 
contained so much individuality as this ; its local and geographical 
dates are of great value to the student, and the many historical notes 
scattered throughout will make the volume consulted long after its 
statistics have been superseded. The w^ork as a whole was so well 
performed that the Legislature, although opposed to him politically, 
voted him a richly deserved additional sum in recognition of his labors. 

The Census of 1885 and the history of Carthage and Tunis, pre- 
viously mentioned, ^vere lu*8 largest works. But he fountl time, 
during his busy life, to write other books and pamphlets, chiefly of 
a historical nature. Among these may be mentioned the "Meuiorial 
of Zachariah .Vllen," 1883 j " Some New England Almanacs," 1H85 ; 
^ CoL John Jones of Dedham and his paternal ancestors in America/' 
1890 ; " An official tour along the Eastern coast of the Regency of 
Tunis/' 1891 ; and "Book of minutes of CoK John Jones/* 1894. 
He also contributed many articles to periodicals and new^spapers, hia 

1900.] Amo8 Perry. 251 

^ Reminiscences of old days at Harvard," published in the Boston 
Transcript last June, arousing much interest among the graduates of 
the old university. For seven years he was editor of the Quarterly 
Publication of the Rhode Island Historical Society, and brought out 
in that magazine many important historical articles, not the least 
valuable of which were his own contributions. His article on the 
extent and condition of the town records of the State is still a most 
valuable guide to the searcher for original material, and his paper on 
the Rhode Island Society of the Cincinnati brought to light an insti- 
tution that had long been lost sight of, but which has since been re- 
vived and reorganized. The publication committee, in taking up 
his work just after his decease, remarked that ^ with his usual 
promptitude and New England 'forehandedness' he had at the time 
of his death, two months before the time for the October issue, made 
ready nearly all its contents, and seen the greater portion through 
the press." And this promptness, this intense zeal and untiring 
industry, were characteristic of all that he did. That so much 
youthful energy and enthusiasm could be manifested by a man of so 
advanced an age is truly one of the things most to be wondered at 
and envied in his life. 

Mr. Perry married, August 28, 1838, Elizabeth Anastasia Phette- 
place, the daughter of Eber and Waite (Irons) Phetteplace, a de- 
scendant of Pliilip Phetteplace of Portsmouth, R. I., and on her 
mother's side of Roger Williams, Gregory Dexter and Richard 
Waterman. She with one daughter, Mrs. Helen E. P. Kendall, 
widow of P. Redfield Kendall, survives him. 

In 1841, only four years after his graduation from Harvard, Mr. 
Perry received the honorary degree of A.M. from Brown University, 
and in 1888 that of LL.D. from Griswold College. He was also 
an honorary member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Harvard, and 
of the Rhode Island Society of the Cincinnati, and a corresponding 
member of the American Ethnological Society, the American Geo- 
graphical Society, and of the Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, 
Georgia, Elaine, Western Reserve and Chicago Historical Societies. 
He was also a vice-president of the American Institute of Instruc- 
tion, of the Universal Peace Union, and honorary vice-president for 
Rhode Island of the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Phila- 
delphia. He was also interested in many local institutions and 

252 Amos Perry. [July, 

When a man of such varied attainments and activities as Amos 
Perry departs from this life, the community in which he lived and 
worked must keenly feel the loss. Endowed with a mind of more 
than ordinary capacity, and possessed with a purpose to do always 
that which he thought was right, his life was an inspiration to those 
who truly knew him and were able to understand his character. 
There was a candidness in his speech and an abruptness in his manner 
that often led those who knew him least to believe that he lacked 
affability. But let once the barriers of a cursory acquaintanceship 
be broken down, then one could scarcely find a man of more kind 
and genial disposition, a more true and generous friend. Of strong 
and impulsive nature himself, he greatly admired similar qualities in 
others. Once in speaking of President Quincy of Harvard, he said, 
•* I liked the man. He was brusque and decided, giving no quarter 
to violators of the law. However unpopular his views, he uttered 
them boldly and manfully ; and however disliked as a politician, he 
was respected as a man." 

Throughout his whole life Mr. Perry was a staunch Unitarian, a 
member oi the Westminster Church in Providence, and for many 
years Superintendent of the Sunday School there. Religion with 
him was a matter of life and conduct, aided by a profound reverence 
for the sacred Scriptures, and by a strong unwavering faith. As a 
friend remarked a few days after his death, " His religion was full 
of humanity as of godliness. It was full of kindness toward the 
afflicted, the depressed, the wronged and the needy." 

He was possessed of a mind which was far more broad and liberal 
than that of many a man not half so advanced in years. He was as 
much interested in current affairs as in past history, looked ever on 
the bright side of things, and always scorned the idea that great age 
and incompetence are generally associated. No matter how the 
weight of years pressed upon him, he continued to manifest his wonted 
xeal and even elicited that same spirit in others. His whole life and 
work should be an inspiration of energy and enthusiasm to us in 
whatever work we undertake. 

1900.] Records of the Church in Bolton, Conn. 



Communicated by Miss Mart K. Talcott, of Hartford, Conn. 
[Continued from page 85.] 

An Account of Baptisms from Nov. 13, 1763. 

George, Son of Elisha Bissell 

Beth, \y of Ozias Bissell 

Anna, IK of Ozias Bissell 

Malachi, Son of Riilpli Cox 

Jeremiah, Son of John Ferguson 

Sarah, D' of John Ferguson 

Jonathan, Son of David Wiight 

Thomas, Son of Daniel Field 

James Parker, Son of David Talcott 

Jonathan, Son of Jonatlian Webster 

Abner, Son of Abner Skinner 

Isaac, Son of Jonathan Birge 

Damaris, D*" of Job Strong 

MoUj, D*^ of Richard Skinner 

Aaron, Son of James Spencer 

Phebe, D*" of Benjamin Howard 

Luce, D' of Ichabod Warner 

Elizabeth, D' of Joshua Flint 

Peter, Son of Peter Olcott 

Sarali, D*^ of Benjamin llisly 

Elias, Son of Ellas Skinner 

Seth, Son of Seth Talcott 

Kuamah (?) D*^ of Matthew Loomis 

Hannah, D*" of Matthew Loomis. 

Son of Jonathan Dart, named Levi. 

D*" of Samuel Carver, named Olive. 

Son of Thomas Webster, named Thomas. 

Son of Jonathan Stroug, named Jonathan. 

D"^ of Thomas Taylor, l)ec(*a.^S named Martha. 

D*" of Joseph Cobb, named Hope. 

D*" of Thomas Pitkin, named Luce. 

Son of Hezekiah Welles, named John. 

Son of Benjamin Loomis, named Bt^ijamin. 

Son of Nath* Hannnond, named Elijah. 

Son of Joseph Tucker, named Ephraim. 

Son of Ezra Loomis, named Ezra. 

Son of Robert Ball, James Hamlinton. 

D*^ of Jonathan Skinner, named Aim. 

Son of Lot Fuller, named Judah. 

Son of Benjamin Welles — Elizur. 

D*^ of Samuel Darte — Cloe. 

Son of Stephen Cone — Russell. 

D' of Gershom Bartlett — Mary. 

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1765 Jan. 














S54 Records of the Ohurch in Bolton j Conn. [J^9 

Son of Elisha Bissell — Benjamin. 

IK of Daniel Darte — Anna. 

jy of Joshua Darte — Cloe. 

D' of Nath* Bordman— Ruth. 

D' of Ralph Cox— Salome. 

D' of Widow Comfort Goodrich, named Hannah. 

D' of Ichabod Warner, named Pamela. 

D' of Jonathan Loveland, named Clarissa. 

D' of Ichabod Marshall,, named Damaris. 

1766 Jan. 5 D' of Abner Skinner, named Sussanna. 
Son of David Talcott, named David. 
Son of Thomas Smith, named Thomas. 
Son of Benjamin Talcott, named Jacob. 
D' of Benj° Talcott, named Rachel. 
D' of Seth Talcott, named Anna. 
D' of Hezekiah Welles, named Rhoda. 
Son of Job Strong, named Job. 
Son of Samuel Smith, named Samuel. 
Son of Jonathan Darte, named AbieL 
D^ of Matthew Loomis, named Anna. 
Son of Elias Skinner, named Benjamin. 
D' of Jonathan Birge, named Prisciila. 
Son of Daniel Field, named David. 
Son of Joseph Cobb, named Joseph. 
Son of Jonathan Lord, named Joseph. 
D** of William Darte, named Lidia. 
Son of Peter Olcott, named Peter. 
Son of Joseph McKee, named Bille. 
Son of Jared Cone, named Salmon. 
D*" of Richard Skinner, named Sussanna. 
D' of Benj° Risly, named Dodona. 
Son of Nath^ Hammond, named Lemuel. 

1767 Feb. 8 D*" of James Spencer, named Abigail. 
Son of Robert Ball, named Thomas. 
D' of Ichabod Marshall, named Anna. 
D*" of George Griswold, named Sarah Jones. 
D' of Ozias Bissell, named Freedom. 
D' of Ezra Loomis, named Mary. 
D' of Aaron Strong, named Lidia. 
ly of Thomas Pitkin, named Jerusha. 
Son of Stephen Griswold, named Stephen. 
Old meeting house taken down. 
New house raised ; no preaching by reason of sick- 
ness untill July 6***. 

Son of Benjamin Welles, named Jared. 
D' of Lot Fuller, named Rachel. 
Sou of Stephen Cone, named Stephen. 
Son of Nathaniel Boordman, Stephen. 
Son of Hezekiah Welles, named Hezekiah. 
Son of Joseph Tucker, named Joseph. 
jy of Judah Strong, named Martha. 
D' of Seth Talcott, named Jerusha. 
Son of David Talcott, named Josiah. 









































































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1768 Jan. 


























July 3 
August 14 
Septemb' 4 





















1769 Jan. 






































jy of Thomas Webster, named AUgaiL 

Son of Daniel Darte, named DanieL 

jy of David Webster, named Mary. 

Son of Gershom Bartletty^-^Moses. 

Son of Ralph Cox — Silvftnus. 

Son of Gershom Risly— Elijah. 

Son of Aaron Strong — ^Aaron. 

D' of Benjamin Taloott, Olive y* name. 

ly of Nathan Strong — ^Ann y* name. 

ly of Ichabod Wamer-^Pamela y* name. 

D' of Jonathan Webster — Elizabeth y* name. 

John Jones, adult 

Son of Asahel Skinner — ^Eldad y* name. 

D' of Samuel Garvei^-Lucina y* name. 

Son of Peter Olcott — Boswell y* name. 

Son of John Herrick — Ebeneser y* name. 

Son of Jonathan Birge — Jonathan y* name. 

D' of Samuel Darte, J% Abigail y* name. 

jy of Jonathan Skiflner — Ruth y* name. 

Son of Benjamin Howard, Zebulon. 

jy of George Griswold, Snssanna. 

ly of Elias Skinner, Bhoda. 

ly of Thomas Coleman, Anna. 

ly of John Howard, Cloe. 

Son of John Jones^-John. 

D' of John Jones — Snssanna. 

D' of Jabez Darte^RacheL 

Son of Jonathan Darte — ^Aaron. 

Son of Nathaniel Hammond — EIL 

Son of Robert Ball— William. 

Son of Richard Skinner — Richard. 

Son of Thomas Coleman — Thomas. 

Son of Aaron Strong — Moses. 

Son of Mathew Loomis — Mathew. 

Son of Daniel Field — Nathaniel. 

ly of John HoUister— Beulah. 

Son of Gershom Bartlett — Moses. 

ly of John Jones — Mary. 

Son of Widow Martha Cone— Ichabod. 

ly of Joshua Flint— Rhoda. 

ly of Stephen Cone — Maliitabel. 

D' of Jared Cone — Lois. 

Son of Ezra Loomis — Ebenezer. 

Son of Ozias Bissell — Daniel. 

D' of Ozias Bissell — Dosia. 

ly of Wid'^ Dorothy Darte— Ruth. 

Son of Daniel Darte— Jeremiah. 

ly of Judah Strong— Tirzah. 

Son of William Haskins — Daniel. 

Son of Hezekiah Welles — Simeon. 

D' of Benjamin Risly — Dosia. 

Son of John Carver — John. 

jy of Nathaniel Boardman — Eoxa. 


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Son of Jonathan Darte — David. 
Son of Seth Talcott — Jesse. 
Son of James Spencer — Jeremiah. 
Son of Ichabod Warner. 
D' of Peter Olcott— Sarah. 
D' of Ralph Cox— Molly. 
Son of John Sparks — Jonas. 
Son of Nathan Darte — Nathan. 
D' of Deborah Flint — Louisa. 
D' of Aaron Strong — Margaret 
D' of Samuel Darte — Clarissa. 
Son of Zachariah Cone — Samuel. 
ly of Zachariah Cone — Carolina. 
Son of Zachariah Cone — Frederic 
Son of Ichabod Marshall — Phineas. 
D' of Samuel Carver — Anna. 
Submit Brown — adult 
D' of Benjamin Talcott — Esther. 
D' of David Webster — Barbary. 
Son of Jeremiah Dewey — Zcla. (?) 

" " " ** Jeremiah. 

" " " " William. 

" " " " Thomas. 

" " " " Hezekiah. 

Son of Benjamin Welles — Asa. 
Son of Thomas Webster — Samuel. 
D' " " " Rachel. 

Son " " " Jonathan. 

D' of Jonathan Clark— Sybil. 
D' of Jonathan Clark — Eunice. 
Son" " " —Asa. 

" " " « — Amaziah. 

D' of Samuel Rust — Sucina. 
D' of Batbshoba Strong — Naome. 
D' of Nathaniel Hammond — Mary. 
Son of Elias Skinner — Augustus. 
jy of David Talcott— Cola. 
D' of Jonathan Birge — Ruth. 
D' of Asahel Skinner — Zubah. 
D' of Charles Loomis — Luce. 
D' of Asa Bingham — Ednah. 
Son of Joseph Bartlett — George Clark. 
Son of Joseph Tucker — Asahel. 
D' of John I Toward — Olive. 
Son of Hezekiah Wells — Lemuel. 
D' of Daniel Field— Bette. 
Son of William Haskins — Eli. 
Son of Thomas Coleman — Amos. 
D' of Ralph Cox — Sussanna. 
Son of John Bissell — Alexander. 
D' of John Jones — Jerusha. 
Son of Jonathan Skinner — Benajah. 
Son of Ezra Loomis — Dolphorus. 

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1773 Jan^. 



































1774 Jan. 


Son of Joseph Keeney — Timothy. 

Son of Jonathan Darte — Amos. 

Ty of Nathan Darte — Dorothy. 

Son of Judah Strong — Judah. 

Son of Aaron Strong — Amos. 

Son of Gershom Bartlett — Jairus. 

Son of Benjamin Kilborn — Jonathan. 

Son of John Bissell — Benjamin. 

jy of Stephen Cone — Mary. 

Son of Elijah White— Elijah. 

Son of David Webster — David. 

jy of Jeremiah Dewey — Diadema. 

D' of Ichabod Warner — Jerusha. 

Son of Samuel Carver — Sylvester. 

D' of Zacheriah Cone — Wealthy. 

Son of Nathaniel Boardman — Stephen. 

Jy of Peter Olcott— Margaret. 

Son of Seth Taloott — .James White. 

Son of Job Strong — Noah. 

Son of Elijah Olmstead— Elijah. 

D' of Elisha Bissell— Sarah. 

Son of Elisha Bissell — Thomas. 

Levi White — adult. 

Son of Ezra Waterman — Daniel. 

D' of Charles Loomis — Molly. 

Son of Thomas Webster — Daniel. 

Son of Nathaniel Hammond — Allen. 

Son of Asa Bingham — Asa. 

D' of Asa Hender — Cloe. 

D' of Ellas Skinner — Jerusha. 

D' of William Ilibbard— Bathsheba. 

Son of llezekiah Wellis — Joseph. 

D' of George Griswold — Jannet. 

Son of Thomas W. Pitkin— Thomas White. 

Son of James Spencer — Abner. 

Son of John Bissell — John. 

D' of John Howard — Portia. 

Son of David Webster — Eldad. 

D' of Daniel P'ield — Margaret. 

D' of Thomas Bishop — Phebe. 

Son of John Jones — Henry. 

Son of Elijah White— Elihu. 

Son of William Haskins — Asahel. 

Son of Jonathan Birge — Simeon. 

Son of P^lijah Olmstead — Erastus. 

D' of Judah Strong — Rachel. 

Son of Benjamin Talcott — Alvin. 

Son of Samuel Bishoj) — Samuel. 

D' of Samuel Bishop — Lidea. 

D' of Samuel Bishop — Talitha. 

D' of Asa Hender — Zoa. 

D' of Jonathan Darte — Mabel. 

Son of Nathan Strong — Nathan. 


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Son of Ichabod Warner — Elijah. 

Son of Jacob Lyman — Jacob. 

ly of Levi Loomis — Martha. 

ly of Andrew Loomis — Beulah. 

IK of Charles Loomb — Lidia. 

ly of Ezra Waterman — Carolina. 

D' of Ezra Waterman — Clarissa. 

D' of Asa Bingham — Elisabeth. 

Son of Zachariah Cone — Zachariah. 

Son of Jonathan Skinner — Levi 

jy of Thomas White— Ruth. 

ly of Seth Talcott— Deborah. 

Son of John Cone — John. 

Son of Hezekiah Welles — Levi. 

D' of Thomas W. Pitkin— Rhoda. 

Son of Thomas Webster — Aaron. 

Son of John Tucker — Jonathan Smith. 

jy of David Webster— Ruah. 

Son of Benjamin Mann — Benjamin. 

Son of George Griswold — Calvin. 

D' of Elisha Bissell— Clarissa. 

Son of Elijah White — Henry. 

Son of John Bissell — Aaron. 

jy of Richard Pitkin — Anna. 

Son of Zackeus, Negro— Zackeus. 

D' of Ichabod Warner— Sally. 

Son of John Howard — Salmon. 

Son of William Haskins — Elijah. 

Son of Asahel Skinner — Sylvester. 

Son of Elias Skinner — Elijah. 

Son of John Carver — Phineas. 

Son of Levi Loomis — Levi. 

Son of Samuel Bishop — Isaac. 

Son of John Coleman — George Smith. 

Son of Judah Strong — Joseph Churchel. 

D' of Jonathan Birge — Anna. 

Sons of Nathaniel Hammond, Alvin & Calvin. 

Son of Benjamin Buel — Samuel. 

Son of John Talcott — John. 

Son of Elijah Olmstead — Joseph. 

Son of John Jones — Erastus. 

Son of Jonah Strickland — Simeon. 

Son of Perez Swift — Jesse. 

Son of Joseph Tucker — Josiah. 

ly of Thomas White— Mille. 

Son of Aaron Strong — Samuel. 

jy of John Cone — Esther. 

jy of Benjamin Blush— Phebe. [Blish ?] 

Jy of Benjamin Mann — Elizabeth. 

Son of Elisha Tucker — Daniel. 

ly of Zachariah Cone — Molly. 

Son of Charles Loomis — Charles. 

Son of Andrew Loomis — David. 






























1900.] Records of the Church in Bolton, Conn. 259 

jy of Solomon Dewey — Anna. 

IK of Seth Talcott— Rhoda. 

ly of David Webster— Ruah. 

ly of John Coleman — Ruth. 

Son of Samuel Whielden — William Hobna. 

Son of Sarah Ferguson — Joab Clark. 

D' of Mathew Loomis — Mabel. 

D" of Jonathan Clark — Prudence & Bette. 

Son of Jared Cone — Amos. 

1777 Jan. 5 Son of Ezra Waterman — Ezra. 
" " Son of White Pitkin— Samuel. 

Feb. 9 D' of John Bissell— Tirzah. 

<* " D' of Elihu Jones— Lidia. 

« » Son of Elihu Jones— Elihu. 

D' of Ichabod Warner — Octavia. 

D' of Abither Mann — Qarissa. 

Son of Samuel Bishop — Eleazor. 

ly of Ralph Cox — Lovina. 

Son of John Jones — Lemuel. 

Son of Jonathan Darte — Joshua. 

D' of Elijah White— Sophia. 

D' of Daniel Field — Roxana. 

Son of Charles Strong — Israel. 
" D' of Jonah Strickland — Prudence. 
81 Son of William Risley — Joab. 
" Son of Levi Loomis — Seba 

jy of Benjamin Risley — Betsy 

Son of John Carver — Church 

Son of Elijah Olmstead — Walter 

Son of Altixander M^^Leon — Francis 

Son of John Hale — John 

D' of John Hale — Lidia 

D*^ of Samuel Darte — Elizabeth 

1778 Jan. 25 1)*^ of John Talcott — Sarah 
Son of Perez Swift — Origen 
\y of Joshua Talcott — Tirzah 
D*" of Moses Goodrich — Molly 
\y of Wid^ Mary Skinner — Rachel 

" D' of Elisha Andrus— Mille 
14 Sou of iS'ath* Hammond — George 
" Son of William Ilaskins — Calvin 
** Son of John Coleman — Simons 
" Son of Simeon Spencer — Daniel 

ly of Asii Hendee— Philata 

D*^ of Joseph Carver — Carolina 

Son of Samuel Carver — Gardner 

Son of Thomas White — Thomas 

Son of Solomon Dewey — Solomon 

ly of Timothy Darte — Margaret 

Son of Timothy Darte — Titus 

1779 Jan"^ 17 Son of Charles Loomis — John 
Son of Aaron Strong — Samuel 

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260 Kingsbury and Oage. [July* 


Communicatod by Abtuub £. Gage, Esq., of Wobum, Mam. 

I send you copies of some depositions taken from the Essex 
Court files. 

From the deposition of Alexander Sessions it appears that Henry 
Kingsbury's son called Sgt. John Gage his uncle. Does any one 
know whether Susanna, wife of Henry, was a sister of John Gage 
or anything bearing on the relationship ? 

John Gage and Henry Kingsbury occupied adjoining farms on the 
Merrimack in that part of the town of Rowley afterward Bradford. 
John Gage purchased his farm from Patience Jewett and Hannah 
(Jewctt) Carlton. Henry Kingsbury's farm originally belonged to 
Philip Nelson. 

Depositions Essex Court Papers; Vol. 14, pp. 46, 47. Simon 
Brodstreet vs. John Gage ; Ipswich, March Term 1GG9 ; Trespass by hogs. 

The Deponcon of Henry Kingshury aged about 54y 
Whoe sayeth vpon his oath that liefore Indian harvest in the yeare 65 
hee sawc a company of S*^ Gages his hoggs in a pcell of Indian come of m' 
Brad8treeti>, about 12 or 14, which his man Alexd*" was Uien driueing out, & 
that a h()g«r of the fid Gai((»8 y* was newly cut did often keepo in the sd 
Come al()U<> <& furth** sayeth not. this was in a feild calle<l the plaiue about- 
t*J-myles from the Towne of Andou^ Henry Kingsbury. 

taken vpon oatJi 2G^*' 1. Gi). before mee Simon Bradstreete. 

T/ie testimony of Alexander Sessions aged Twenty-foure. 

I doe testify that I went downe to my m*" Bradstreets phiyne after much of 
y* dainmag was done, and before it was prizM, or the fence viewed, to mend 
the sd fence and working there til al)out noone, & then hauing occasion to 
goe aft<»r goun» young Catth* of my masters, coming back to y* corae-feild, 
the doggs that were with mee runnd into ye Come and fell u|)Oii a })arcel of 
hoggs that were * * * ye feild and I (itched one to obserue what ye Eare- 
mark was, & it was Slit of ye neare Eare half way downe, or thereabout, 
I spake to m"^ Faulkner of it & he Sayd twas his hog, and he owned the 
marke to be his Eareniark & Sayd moreover that ye doggs liad bit ye hog: 
this dairijige was done in the yeero Sixty Six. 

taken vpon oath the 27*'' 1. GD. before mee Simon Bradstreet 

The sd deponent further witnesseth that in ye yeere Sixty fiue he saw a 
parcel of Swine by y'' river side, & making haste downe U) y"', & making a 
noyse le Saw two or three Skip out of the feild, <& Goo<hnan Kingsburoughs 
Sonne sayd they wtTe his mikle Clages hoggs, & Daniel Gage \\\)ou his de- 
scriptio sayd he thought they were theres. further the (leponeut tostifys 
that in y*^ yeere Sixty Six he judged the fence sufficient agayust orderly 
Cattle when he left it att the Spring. 

taken vpon the same oath y® same day S. Bradstreet 

1900.] Weetamoe. 261 


By Him Visoinia Baker, of Warren, R. I. 

Her kingdom was but a narrow strip of territory, her snbjects 
only a handful of untutored savages. But her domain was fair and 
fertile, her people loyal, and never was royalty worn with a more 
royal grace than by this dusky princess of the primeval forest. 

The story of her life was chronicled by her enemies, but even 
hostile pens could not conceal the truth. The history of Weetamoe 
is more than the record of a conquered savage. It is the history of 
a woman in whose character were blended some of the best and 
some of the worst elements that make up human nature — a woman, 
the echo of whose passionate heart beats, throbbing through the 
centuries, possesses power to stir the dormant pulses of to-day. 

Weetamoe was bom to royalty. She was the daughter of a 
prince and became the consort of a king. She loved authority and 
well knew how to wield it. She was proud, imperious and self- 
reliant. If, as is supposed, her father was the sachem Corbitant, her 
marked personality may well be attributed to heredity. Corbitant 
was one of the most renowned chiefs under the great Wampanoag 
sachem, Massasoit of Pokanoket. His headquarters were at Matta^ 
puyst or Mattapoiset, in the southern part of what constitutes the 
present town of Swansea, Massachusetts, and were but a few miles 
distant from the Indian village of Sowams,* the principal residence 
of Massasoit. Unlike his illustrious superior, Corbitant regarded 
the arrival of the English settlers at Plymouth with fear and jealousy. 
In 1621 he was suspected of plotting w^ith the Narragansetts to 
overthrow Massasoit, who had concluded a treaty with the new 
comers. At Namasket (Middleborough) he attacked a house in 
which were Hobbamock and Squanto, the two natives employed by 
the English as guides and interpreters, capturing the latter ; for he 
said " if Squanto were but dead the white men would have lost their 
tongue." He threatened to stab Hobbamock ; but he, being strong 
and agile, made his escape and hastened to notify Governor Bradford 
of Squanto's danger. The Governor immediately dispatched the 
doughty Captain Standish to the rescue ; but upon arriving at Na- 
masket he found that Corbitant had fled to Mattapoiset without 
carrying his threats against Squanto into execution. Alarmed at 
the turn of affairs, the wily Corbitant employed Massasoit's aid in 
making his peace with the English, " but," says Bradford " was shic 
to come neare them a longe while after." 

On the occasion of Winslow's second visit to Massasoit, in 1623, 
he was entertained, during his homeward journey, by Corbitant, 
whom he describes as " a notable politician, yet full of many squibs 

« Sowams occupied tho site of what is now the town of Warren, R. I. 
VOL. LIV. 18 




and jests, and never better pleased than when the like arc returned 
against him.'* As a boat he appears to have excelled, for Winelow 
adds that he "never had better CDtertainment amoogst them all/' 
A strong mind, such as Curbttant possessed, could hardly have failed 
to exert an influence in moulding the character of others. Wceta- 
inoe, even if not his daughter, was probably allied to him either by 
the ties of coneanguinity or marriage. It is not improbable that a 
dislike uf the English was early implanted in her breast by the fierce 
and prescient eacliera. 

Of Weetamoe's early Iiistory little has been discovered. In 1651 
she was known as Nummumpaum, and was the wife of an Indian 
called Weequcquinequa. As *' heire apparent and trewc inheritor" 
of the territory now included within the limits of the town of Tiver- 
ton, R. I., she enjoyed the title of "squaw sachem^' or '* queen*' of 
Pocaeset. In 1656 she had become the wife of Massasoit'e eldest 
son Wamsuttaj and called herself Tatapanum, Four years later 
Wamsutta succeeded to the chief sachemship, and she found herself 
occupying, as queen of the Wampanoag tribe , a position wliich her 
haughty and ambitious nature well qualified her to sustain with dig- 

For some years previous to Massaeoit's decease, Wamsutta waa 
associated with his fother in the Wampanoag government. Imme- 
diately upon becoming sachem he repaired to Plymouth, and "pro- 
fessing great respect/' requested that English names might be be- 
stowed upon him and his brother* The Court accordingly ordered 
that for the future he should be known as " Allexander Pokanokett," 
and his brother aa "Philip," the names having been selected it is 
supposed^ in honor of Alexander the Great, and Philip of Maeedon, 
They presented him witli a few pounds of gunpowder, and, appa- 
rently satisfied, he departed for his own country. 

In 1639 Wamsutta had joined with Massasoit in renewing the 
treaty of peace with the JPly mouth government which had been 
entered into in 162L But during the years that elapsed between 
this date and the death of Massasoit, the relations between the 
Indians and the white men had gradually changed. Everywhere the 
latter were encroaching upon the territoi7 of the former, sometimes 
by the most unscrupulous means. Wamsutta would have been 
wanting in both intelligence and patriotism had he failed to become 
alarmed at the situation of hie people. It needed no prophetic vision 
to foresee the ultimate ruin of the aboriginal races, unless something 
were done to check the rapidly increiising power of the English. 
Despite the *' great respect " professed by him to the Plymouth 
Court, Alexander was soon suspected of plotting with his hereditary 
enemies the Narratjansctts a^jainst his white neiijhbors- He waa 
summoned to Plymouth to answer the charges preferred against 
him, but when the Court met, it is said that, instead of attending it, 
he paid a visit to the Narragansett sachem. Thereupon Governor 

1900.] Weeiamoe. 263 

Prince '* assembled his counsellors and, after deliberation, ordered 
Major Winslow, afterwards governor of the colony, to take an armed 
band, go to Mount Hope, seize Alexander by surprise, before he 
could rally his warriors around him, and take him by force to Ply- 
mouth." Winslow, accompanied by ten men, immediately set out 
for Pokanoket, and when about midway between Plymouth and 
Bridgewater unexpectedly discovered Alexander at a lodge whither 
he and a number of his people had repaired for the purpose of hunt- 
ing and fishing. Cautiously approaching the hut, Winslow's men 
secured the guns of the Indians, which were all stacked outside ; 
then entering, informed the sachem of the purpose of their visit. 
Alexander protested his innocence, indignantly refusing to submit 
to arrest, whereupon Major Winslow presented a pistol to his breast, 
telling him sternly that '' if he stirred or refused to go he was a dead 
man." The disarmed warriors were powerless to assist their chief, 
and Alexander was compelled to yield to the inevitable. Accom- 
panied by a large retinue of his braves and a number of women, 
among whom was Weetamoe, he set out for Plymouth. The 
weather was intensely hot and a horse was tendered him, but he re- 
fused to ride, saying that he was as well able to walk as his wife and 
her attendants. At Duxbury the party halted to await orders from 
Governor Prince. Major Winslow received Alexander into his own 
house, and entertained him courteously for several days. But the 
haughty spirit of the savage chief could ill brook the indignities 
heapeil upon him. A burning fever seized him which, despite the 
medical treatment furnished by his captors, increased to an alarming 
extent. Fearing his death, the Indian warriors entreated permission 
to take their sachem home, promising to return with him as soon as 
he should recover, and offering his son as a hostage. The Court 
acceded to their request, and placing the unfortunate chief upon a 
litter, they mournfully started upon their homeward journey. But 
the sachem's hours were numbered. Grief, wounded pride and de- 
spair all combined to cnish his heart, and before half the way was 
traversed his anguished spirit burst its mortal bonds. The emotions 
of his followers can hardly be realized. A terrible suspicion filled 
every breast — a suspicion that the death of their king was due to 
poison secretly administered by his foes. Was it strange that 
Weetamoe should believe her husband's enemies his murderers ? The 
suddenness and magnitude of her misfortune naturally deprived her 
6f the power of reasoning dispassionately. Who knew so well as 
she the nature of the intrigues in which Alexander had been con- 
cerned? Who more fully comprehended the motives that might 
have induced the English to rid themselves of a formidable foe? As 
she bent over the lifeless form of the hapless chief jjerhaps her 
memory recalled half forgotten words uttered long before by Corbi- 
tant, that "notable politician," whose prophetic vision saw in the 
white man the despoiler and destroyer of his race. None may 




fathom the depth of anguiah that flooded the eoul of the unhappy 
wo inn n. The bitter cup of advereitj held but a eitigte drop of 
sweetness — ^the thought of revenge. That, alone, had power to 
mitigate her grief. With all the strength of her paesionute, un- 
tutored nature »he dedicated her life to the sacred purpose of aveng- 
ing her husband ^s untimely end. 

But true to her eex and lier race ehediseernbled her feelings. She 
did not long remain a widow, but married an Indian named Quique- 
quanehett and took up her residence upon her own territory, Po- 
casset* Concerning Qoiqucqiianchett nothing definite seems, thus 
far, to have been discovered. It seems probable ibat he did not live 
long after his marriage to Weetamoe, The thrice widowed squaw 
sachem next contracted a matrimonial alliance with Petownonowit, 
connnonly nick-named by the English " Ben." Petownonowit 
appears to have been poseesaeil of considerable abilitj, and became a 
prominent figure during Pliilip's war. 

The mutual disagreemcnta that, in 1675, cuhninated in an out- 
break of bostiliticH between Indians and English arc too familiar to 
require recapitulation in these pages. Like his brotlier and pre- 
decessor Alexander, Philip saw in the increase of English power the 
downfall of his own people. He planned the extermination of the 
wdiitc men, and could he have followed out the line of policy w^hich 
his sagacity enabled him to formuhite tlie results might have been 
fateful to the English cause. Philip possessed an infinite degree of 
patience. No man better knew how to serve by waiting. But 
Philip's counsellors and warriors were cast in a different mould. 
They neither couhl nor would restrain their impatience to be avenged 
upon their enemies. They thirsted for Euglish blood. They lacked 
the perspicacity necessary to a comprehension of the wise and sub- 
tle statecraft practised by their far-seeing leiider. 

The summer of 1675 found W^eetamoe, who seems to have been 
pre<ie8tined to misfbrtune, in one of the most painful positions a 
woman can occupy. She was then as " Queen of Pocasset " at the 
height of her power, ^'as potent a sachem as any round her," being 
able to rally to her side no less than three hundred warriors. Her 
subjects were loyal to her and to the memory of their dead king 
Wamsutta. But one thing rent her haughty spirit, Petownouowit 
refused to lend her hia support and allied himself with the foes of his 
race. Weetamoe thus found herself compelled to renounce either 
husband or country. Another w^oman might have displayed weak- 
ness at such a crisis, but Weetamoe did not falter. Disdain- 
fully slie repudiated him whom she deemed a traitor, and linked her 
fate with that of her people. So becoming, in the words of an 
ancient chronicler, *^ next unto Philip in respect to the mischief done*'* 

The premature outbreak of hostilities in Swansea, on Sunday the 
20th of June, 1675, was followed by a succession of massacred and 
conflicts J the horrors of which no pen can adequately portray. At 

1900.] Weetamoe. 265 

all times and in all seasons Philip was the inspiring genius of his 
people. His old-time enemies, the Narragansetts, now ranged them- 
selves beside him against the common foe. The alliance was 
strengthened by the marriage ot Weetamoe to Quinnapin, a nephew 
of the famous Miantonomi, and a cousin of Canonchet, then reigning 
sachem of the Narragansetts. Quinnapin is described by an old 
historian as a ''lusty young sachem." He was one of Philip's chief 
captains and participated in the attack on Lancaster, Feb. 10, 1676. 
On this occasion the wife of the Rev. Joseph Rowlandson was taken 
captive and sold as a slave to Quinnapin, in whose service she re- 
mained until redeemed by her friends. To her we are indebted for 
a striking pen portrait of the " Queen of Pocasset." *' My master,** 
she narrates, ^ had three squaws . . . Onux, this old squaw at 
whose wigwam I was . . . Another was Wettimore with whom I 
had lived and served all this time ... A severe and proud dame 
was she ; bestowing every day in dressing herself near as much time 
as any of the gentry of the land — powdering her hair and painting 
her face, going with her necklaces, with jewels in her ears and 
bracelets upon her hands . . . When she had dressed herself her 
work was to make girdles of wampum and beads." 

In imagination one may almost behold the dusky princess, arrayed 
in barbaric magnificence, seated in royal state, plying her dainty 
task. We may well believe that her white hand-maiden had good 
reason to pronounce her both proud and severe. What thoughts 
swelled within her breast as her deft fingers threaded her " wampum 
and beads " ? Did she not live over again the scene of Wamsutta's 
death ? Did not her face cloud with grief, and anger and hatred as 
memory traversed the past? And did not her dark and luminous 
eyes flash with exultation at the promise of the future ? If doubt or 
fear chilled her heart it was only for a moment. Why should she 
des[>ond? Was not Philip a mighty leader in battle? Were not 
his warriors all brave, his captains all men of renown? Had not the 
tomahawk done a bloody work at Swansea and Brookfield, at North- 
field, and Lancaster, and Deerfield? And had not the torch laid 
waste village and hamlet and farmstead ? Ah, not in vain had she 
waited so patiently through the dreary years ! The long looked for 
day of reckoning had, at last, arrived. She would live to see her 
enemies crushed l)eneath her feet even as they had sought to crush 
her and her people ! And Wamsutta, so cruelly murdered, would 
be avenged I 

To encourage, to strengthen, to inspire her followers, this was 
Weetamoe's part in the great drama enacted about her. At a dance 
given by the Indians in commemoration of the Sudbury fight she 
appeared in the brave attire befitting her rank. " She had," says 
Mrs. Rowlandson, " a Kersey coat covered with girdles of wampum 
from the loins upward . . . Her arms from her elbows to her 
hands were covered with bracelets ; there were handiuls of necklaces 


Wanihingion-Miichdl Letters, 


about her neck, and several sorts of jewels in her ears. She had fine 
red stockings and white shoes, her hair powdered and her face painted 
red." Through the fantastic intricacies of the dance she moved, 
haughty, passionate, exultant, all the wildness of nature in her 
motions, all the fervent devotion of a woman in her heart ! 

But the day of her glory was fast drawing to a close. Not even 
the genius of Philip could cope with the civilizatron of his opponents. 
The early triumphs of the Indians were foUowcd hy terrible reverses. 
The rude but persuasive eloquence of Benjamin Cliurch converted, 
as if by magic, the bitterest foes into frientls. The red man waa 
hunted from swamp to forest like a wild beast, by his own brothers • 
Poverty and hunger induced many to surrender in the hope of pro- 
longitig their miserable lives. The red manges God seemed to have 
withdrawn his countenance from his despjiiring worshippers, Philip 
rallied his little band of faith I ul followers about him for the last 
desperate struggle. Wcetamoe, loyal, courageous, still unbroken in 
spirit, fy lltiwed nncomplaiuingly the fortunes of her people. Driven 
from her beloved Pocasset, she tied wdfch her w^arriors now diminished 
in numbers to less than two score to the country of the Niantics. 
But for the unhappy queen there was no haven of refuge. Still 
pursued, she turned her step toward Mattapoiset, beautiful Matta- 
poiset, the "Place of Rest.'" And liere she did, indeed, find rest^ 
the rest from which there was no awakening. Betrayed by one of 
their own number, her people were, early in August, surprised and 
captured by a |>arty of Knglish from Taunton. She, alone, escaped, 
and with her old time boldness and self-reliance attempted to cross the 
Taunton river upon a rude raft of broken pieces of wood. Whether 
she became overpowered by fatigue, or whether her craft proved too 
fragile to sustain her, is not certain, but her dead body was found, 
not long after, on the green shores of Mattapoiset, whither the weaves 
had borne it. Unkind in all else, Fate w^as merciful to her at the 
last. As she had lived so she died, free as the pure air of her native 
land, unvauquished, her last act one of resistance to her hated foes, 

A few days later the people of Taunton set upon a pole a ghastly 
trophy. Some Indians, then prisoners in the town» beliolding it, 
burst into lamentations, crying out that it was the head of their queen. 
So tlic last scene in the life drama of Weetamoe of Poca^set w^as en- 
acted. Let the curtain fall I 


Contributed by Worthinoton Cu^vuncbt Fori>, Esq.^ of Boston^ ] 

The following correspondence is of interest as ilhistrating the 
amazing prices quoted for ordinary commodities in the last days of 
the continental paper money. Congress was at this time publish- 
ing \i% 40 to 1 resolution, which practically admitted that the money 

1900.] Washington-Mitchell Letters. 267 

qocstion had reached a stage when confession of bankruptcy was the 
only solution. Merchandise was not sold for paper except at prices 
which seemed extravagant, and Washington was not surprised by 
the rates charged. As an incident of " shopping " in the dark days 
of the war, the correspondence is suggestive. 

Washington to MitcheU. 

He AJ)Q CARTERS, MoRRis-TOWN, 20 March, 1780. 
jy Sir, 

You will do me a favour by enquiring, & letting me know as soon as 
possible, if any good coach-maker in Phil* or German Town (Bringhurst 
for instance) will engage to make me a genteel plain chariot with real Har- 
ness for four horses to go with two postilions — I wish to know the terms 
and in how short a time it can be done — I also beg to know if the harness 
could be soon had without the carriage. 

That the workmen may be at no loss to fix a just price on these things 
on acc^ of the fluctuating, & uncertain state of our curr^ he may make his 
estimates in specie which shall either be paid him immediately upon deliv- 
ery of the work — or in paper money at the difference of exchange then 
prevailing — he it little or much — this will put the matter upon so clear & 
unequivocal a footing that he can be at no loss in fixing prices, nor be 
under the smallest inducem^ to ask an enormous price in order to g^ against 
the evil consequences of depreciation. 

You will do me a fav** by answering this letter speedily as I have parti- 
cular reasons for requesting it I am &c. 

P. S. I beg the favor of you to enquire further whether nails & other 
kind of mounting, & trimmings, necessary to the lining and finishing of a 
chariot could be had in any of the shops— or from any of the coach 
makers in Phil* — there is a good workman at Springfield (in this State) 
but he has not this kind of furniture by him necessary to compleat a char'. 

Mitchell to WasJdngton. 

Phil* 25 March, 1780. 
ly Sir 

Your Excellencys favors of the 17"* & 20*** were delivered to me yester- 
day, have made particular Inquiry at the several Coach Makers and have 
found a Neat Genteel Chariot which is near finished, and am be com- 
pleate<l with Harness for four Horses in two or three Wec^ks, the price is 
Two Hundred <& Ten Pounds in Gold or the Value thereof in current 
money. 1 cannot procure one under this sum from any of the workmen 
here, & believe it is the lowest price, the man who has it has prom- 
bed to wjiit a Week for your Excellency's answer. 

1 believe all the Necessary Furniture and Lining can be procured here 
for a Chariot if you chuse to have one made, but doubt much if it will be 
cheai>er. I can not acertain what the Furniture &c will cost, as some part 
must Ik* made here, and others bought at Different places. 

The Brushes went to Camp last week, the several articles you ordered 
with the Mop & Chamber Pot shall be sent this next Week they are 
geting ready — the Shirt Buttons went by an express yesterday, hope 
the[y] will answer. M" Mitchell joins me in most respectfull Compli- 
ments to M" Washington. I have the honor &c. 

Jno. Mitchell. 


Washington-Mitchell Letters. 


Wa^dngton to MitchelL 

Head Qcarters, Morristoww, 
80 March, 1780 
IF Sir 

Your Letter of the 25*^ did not come to my hands till yesterdaj after- 

I will take the chariot at the price of Two huTidre(i and ten iwunds in 
gold, provided yoti have examined it yoursielf with a critical eye or will get 
aome good judge or judges to do it and they shall he of ophiion that it is 
made in the present taste^wcU fashioned — composed of sefisoned wood 
well put togother, — and also that it has, or is to have a proper lining tScc* 

My reason for being to particular I shall mention— some days ago I was 
told of an elegant chariot of exiiuisite workmanship Ix? longing to Capt** 
Kennedy that was for sale — I got a Gent" in the neighborhood to view it, 
who made bo favourable a report that I sent flown to buy it, when upon a 
second inspection (or the Inspection of a second Gent^) it was found to 
be so old fa,shion©d & uncumh, that the Gent" did not incline to take it. — 
I wish jou bad mentioned the maker's name of the one offered yon^ — if it 
18 a common i*ale chariot, ^ the workman does not stand much upon 
hb character it may be of little worth from the slightnesa of iL 

It will not be in my power to insure payment in less time than It would 
take me to draw the money from my own home in Virginia which by the 
common elianct'S of conveyance I could not» with certainly lix at less than 
8 weeks from the receipt of your notice of its want. If it doe^ not suit 
the workmau to wait so long, & you could borrow that much specie I will 
engage to replace it with interest in the time. 

In ca«e you should purchase, please to have my arma and crest properly 
disp*^ of on the diariot. 1 send them for this purpose. I am &c. 

P. S. M^ Tilghman tells me that Gen^ Dickenson, if in town^ would be 
so obhging as to take the trouble, would be an excellent jndge of the 
chariot in iu pres^ state <& directions with respect to the finish of it. — ^In 
doing w^"^ neatly & in taste I should not begrudge adding to the price lixed. 

Mltcheil (0 Wa&hingioru 

Phil*, 4 April, 1780 
Dear Sir, 

Your Excellency's favor of the 30^^ ultimo, was handed me on Saturday 
evening. On Monday morning I got M*^ Meredith (Gen^ Dickinson wa« 
not In town) and several other (Gentlemen to go to Look at the chariot 
who all agreed it wa<i goo<l Work & neatly finished in the present Teaate 
the wowl has been well seasoned, the only Objection apears to be the size 
w''^' is 3 feet 4 Inches high from the seat to (he top, and 3 feet 6 Inches 
wide in the inside if these dimentions will i\{y^ the t'arriage will 1 believe 
please you, the Cloth is not a good second, but looks prelty well. 

This day I went to Gerniauto\vn t^ have prevailed on M*" Bringhnrst to 
let you have a Chariot he hfis in hand — it apears to be good Work & well 
seasoned timber, the sixe is 'it feet %\ Inchtjs high and 3 feet 10 Inches 
widtj — & will have a very good second Cloth or Itotterif to be got this will 
be ready in Six Weeks*, the former in Ten dayy, the pric^e is the same. M*" 
Craner (?) ig the maker of the first, M' Barret Paints both both men 
want their money as soon as possible. 

1900.] Descendants of Thomas Norton. 269 

If your Excellency will determine which and let me know, I will see it 
finished in the best manner — and will pay them part of the money Imme- 
diately, and send a caref ull person to your seat in Virginia if you think 

have sent you the Mop, two stone Jars & a large Stone Jug, by a Wag- 
gon that sett off three days ago, I directed them and some Boxes from 
Don Juan de Marillias to the care of Mr Jacob Wiess, with orders to send 
them to Head Quarters Immediately hope the[y] will get safe, I cannot 
get a Punch Bowl under 180 Dollars, & 50 Dollars for a Wash hand 
Basin, if you aprove of those prices they shall be sent Immediately — the 
Chamber Pott goes by the Bearer, who will return with your answer. I 
have the honor, &c. 

[To be continuod.] 


Compiled by Hon. R. D. Smtth and communicated bj Dr. Bxbhard C. Stein bb. 

Thomas Norton came to Guilford with Rev. Mr. Whitfield in 1639, 
was a signer of the Plantation Covenant, and served the town as its miller 
until his death in 1648. He is stated to have heen a church warden of 
Mr. Whitfield's parish at Ockley in Surrey, England, and has been thought 
to have lieen connected with the Mortons of Sharpenhow, Bedfordshire. 
(Register, vol. xiii., p. 225.) Dea. L. M. Norton of Goshen identified 
him with Thomas, son of William Norton and his second wife Dennis 
Chelmsby, and put the date of his birth as about 1582. His home lot in 
Guilfonl contained two acres and was on the west side of Crooked Lane 
(now State Street). This lot fell to his son John, on Thomas Norton's 
death, and afterwards was occupied by Lieut. William Seward, his son-in- 
law. Thomas Norton also owne<l seventeen and one-half acres of upland in 
Norton's quarter, a parcel of four and one-half acres of " upland in the 
plaine " and a parcel of one and one-half acres of marsh land by the sea- 
side. His wife was named Grace and her maiden name is supposed to 
have been Wells. \^Note, In the Register for April, 1897, vol. li., 
p. 221, is a note by Elliot Stone, calling attention to the fact that Thomas 
Norton and Gra<'e Wells were married in Shelton Parish, Bedfordshire, on 
3Iay 5, 1G31, and that their daughter Grace was baptized Jan. 13, 1632, 
in the nei«rhb<)riiig parish of Deans. A son, John, was baptized Feb. 15, 
1G34. (See Blaydes' ** Genealogica Bedfordiensis.") Mr. Smyth gave 
the birth of his children as follows: 1, Anne, about 1625; 2, Grace, 
about 1627, and 3, John, in 1640. Also that Thomas Norton of Ockley, 
Surrey, married Judith Howell in 1637. No explanation of his tangle can 
as yet be given. — B. C. S.] 

The children of Thomas^ and Grace Norton were : 

1. Anxk,* m. John Warner of Saybrook and Hartford, 1649. 

ii. Grace, m. William Seward of Guilford, April 2, 1661. (See Reqis- 

TER, July, 1898. vol. lii. p. 323.) 
ill. Mahy, b. about 1U35 ; m. Dea. Samuel Rockwell of Windsor, April 

9, 1658. 
2. Iv. John, d. March 6, 1704. 


Descendants of Thomas Norton. 


V. Abigail* b. abont 1642; m. Ananias TryoD of KUliDg%vortb, Aug. ^p 

3. vi. Thomas, d, aboat 1713. 

2. JoiiN^ Norton (Tlioma^^)^ was a miller at Guilford for many years. 

Ill 16€7 be btjuglit Mr. Kcibert Kitcbers boDie lot and remo%^ed 
tbitber. He married first, Hannub Stone, dijugbter of William, in 
ir>t].'i, liFul sewwid, Elizabetb llubt»ar(l, daugbter of George, who 
died Feliniary, 1710. 

Tbe ebildren of Jobii Norton were : 
i. JunN,3 b. Nov. 18, 16CG; d. Jaa. 10, 1GC6-7. 

4. 11, John, b. May 29, 16(58; d. Marcb 15, nil. 

5. lib 8a>iukl, b. Oct. 4. 1672; i\, April 2. 1752. 

6. iv. Thomas, b. March 4, 1675; d. SepL 21, 1740. 
V. Hannah, b. Feb. 24, 1677-8; m. Ebenezer Stone, Jan, 16, 1702, 
vi. Maby, b. 1680. 

3. Thomas^ Nortok, Je. ( Tytomas^} of Saybrook^ was a farmer in pros- 

perous cir cum stances. His education wub good for tbe period- 
Dea. L. M. Norton tbou^bt fbat be was iKirn as early oa 1626. 
He left Guilford early, never being made a freeman tiiere, and with 
fourteen otbers, on Sept. D, 16G2, signed a writing on tbe records 
at Say brook, agreemg to sustain »Jo!in Clark, Sr., and oth( 
opposing tbe settlement of Killingwortb at tbe Hammoi 
river. He was made free at Savbrooky Sept. 9, 1668. Tbe con- 
nectioD of tbe Nortoua witb Saybrook iK^gan early and when Mary 
Norton, his sister, was married in 1658 to Samuel Rockwell of 
Wind&ior, sbe is described in tbe records of tbe latter place as of 
Say brook. After tbe deatli of bis wife be lived for a while with 
his son Thomas in Sa\ brook, and later witb bis son Joseph in D\ir- 
ham. By instrument dated ^lay 8, 1706, in the Saybrook records, 
he appoints Dea. William Parker and De4i. Nathaniel Chapman of 
Saybrook, and John Parmelee of (iuilford, *' overseers of all his 
estjite and affairs/* as well during life as after his decease, ** to see 
the several eettlementa i^f bis children performed, etc., on aocouitt 
of his ** Inability and Incapacity by reuuson of old age." He o^viied 
extc^naive tracts of land at Saylirook, Cochincbauge (Darbam), 
Middletown, and probably at Killing worth. He married Elizabeth 
Mason, daughter of Nicholas, JMay 8, 1G71. She died Jan. 31, 

Their children were : 

b EuxABETH," b. Oct. 13, 1674; d. April 2. 1676. 

7. il. TnoMAs, l>. Jtnie I, 1677; d. Aug. 26, 1726. 
Hi. Elizabeth, b, Dec. 26, 1679. 

8. iv. Jo^KPii, b. Nov. 6, 16B1 ; d. December, 1756* 

9. V. Saml EL, b. Nov. 6, 1681 ; a. July 13, 1767. 
vL AaiGAlU b. Oct. 26, 1683. 
viL Ebknezku, b. Oct. 26, 1683. 

10. vlll. John, b. Oct, 3, 1686; d. December, 1768. 

4. John* Norton {John,^ Thonuu^) of Guilford, married Hannah, daugh-l 

ter of Emmanuel Buck, Nov. 14, 16*J4. She wiis born at Wethers- 1 
fields April 12, 1671. and died Oct 22, 1739. As second husband j 
she married John Fowler, 

The children of John and Ilanuab (Buck) Norton were: 

1. Anna,* b. Oct. 16, lOnS; d. single, October, 172L 

IL Mauy, b. Dec. 6» 1697; d. single, 1711. 

1900.] Descendants of Thomas Norton, 271 

lii. John, b. Dec. 23, 1699, of Gallford. He was a man of strict integ- 
rity and piety. His descendants regarded him witli higli respect 
and veneration. He retained his physical and mental strength to 
the close of his loug life and d. at the house of his son-in-law, 
Nathan Chittenden, Jan. 11, 1797. He m. 1st, Elizabeth Robin- 
son, dan. of Thomas, by whom he had no children. She d. 1728. 
He m. 2d, Mary, dan. of John Morgan Groton, Nov. 14, 1729. 
She d. Nov. 14, 1769. Their children were: 1. Elizabeth,^ b. 
1732; d. single, Oct. 21, 1784. 2. John, b. December, 1734; d. 
Aug. 17, 1804; m. Lncy Lee, Dec. 27, 1758; she d. March 16, 1802. 
8. Ruth, b. December, 1736; d. Aug. 12, 1814; m. Nathan Chit- 
tenden, Oct. 23, 1756; d. June 6, 1819, aged 89. 4. Zebulon, b. 
1740; removed to Bloomflekl, N. Y.; was at South Britain, 1766; 
d. 1815 ; m. Naomi Booth. 6. Abraham, b. 1742 ; removed to Wol- 

cott, Conn. ; m. Doolittlc, and had four sons and nine 

daughters. 6. Mary, b. 1747; d. at Bristol; m. Justus Pierce of 
Southbury. 7. Andrew, b. 1760; d. single, Sept. 2, 1776. 8. 
Nathan, b. 1762; d. March 1, 1785; lived in Guilford, and was 
drowned at the mouth of the harbor; m. Elizabeth Roberts of 
Middletown, May 14, 1771. 9. Iluldnh, b. 1754; d. 1748; m. 
Israel Johnson of Meriden or Wallingford, who d. Oct. 21, 1784. 

iv. Sarah, b. Feb. 26, 1702. 

v. Joseph, b. Oct. 10, 1704; lived in Guilford; d. March 9. 1781; m. 
Mary Champion of Lyme, April 11, 1728. She d. July 13, 1800. 
Their children were: 1. Simeon^ of Guilford; b. March 8, 1729; 
d. Dec. 22, 1772; m. Mary, dau. of Patrick Faulkner, Nov. 20, 
1755. 2. David, b. Oct. 31, 1730; lived in Waterbury, 1780, and 
later at Wolcott; killed by lightning, 1802; m. 1st, Submit Ben- 
ton, Nov. 11, 1762; she d. about 1765. He m. 2d, Suza Bishop. 
3. William, b. Jan. 22, 1732; d. June 17, 1760. 4. Hannah, b. Oct. 

I, 1734. 5. Philemon, b. June 24, 1736; d. October, 1736. 6. 

Xoah, b. June 27, 1740; d. May 31, 1763; m. Mary 7. 

Beriah of Gnllford, b. 1742; d. Nov. 10, 1803; m. Rebecca Howd 
of Branford, Feb. 24, 1760; she d. Jan. 28, 1805. 

vi. Elizabkth, b. Oct. 6. 1706; d. Sept. 21, 1753; m. Daniel Benton, 

Auij. 8, 1728. He d. Ang. 25, 175C. 
vii. Hannah, b. March 10, 1710; d. single, November, 1724. 

5. Samikl' Norton (/oAn,^ Thomas^) of the East River Quarter in 
Guilfonl, married lirst, Abigail Ward, Jan. 25, 1G92-3. She died 
Aug. 10, 171111. He married second, widow Sarah West, who died 
Aug. G, 1752. His list in 1716 was £87. 3s. Od. 
His children were: 

i. Abigail,* b. Nov. 12, 1693; m. Benjamin Griswold, June 17, 1718. 

ii. Samuel, b. July 10, 1698; lived in Salisbury, Conn., and d. Novem- 
ber, 1745; ra. Thankful Wilcox, Sept. 6, 1722. Their children 
were: 1. Samupl,^ b. 1723; lived at Salisbury. 2. Ishi, b. 1729; 
lived at Hammonassett in East Guilford; d. July 21, 1801 ; m. 1st, 
Mary Hand, whod. Jnlv 6, 1785; m. 2d, Lydia Hill, who d. March 
19, 1843, ai. 90. 3. Asiihel, lived in Salisbury iu 1760. 4. James, 
lived in Salisbury in 1765. 

ili. KEZL\n. b. Dec. 21, 1700; m. John Grave, the ♦* smith," Aug. 1, 
1723. Ho d. April, 1759. 

iv. Anna, b. July 10, 1703; d. Dec. 22, 1726: m. Selah Murray, May 14, 
1725. He d. March 13, 1764. 

V. Tkyal. b. Jan. 16, 1706; d. Aug. 19, 1784; m. Richard Bristow, May 

II, 1738. lied. April. 1800. 

vi. MiNDWELL, b. June 6, 1708; d. Sept. 20, 1750; m. Samuel Meigs, 
Nov. 4. 1731. He d. Sept. 1, 1751. 

vii. Tuaxkful, b. Sept. 4. 1710. 

viii. IsAiAii, b. Jan. 12. 1712; lived in Middletown; m. Joanna More- 
house of Saybrook. Their children were : 1. Sarah,^ b. March 
12, 1749. 2. Aaron, b. June 13, 1750. 3. Andrew, b. JFeb. 18, 


Descendants of Thomas UTorton. 


Thomas* Norton (John,^ TTiomm^) of Guilford wns a miller aod 

wheel wrighL His list in 171 G was £109 in addition to a trade 

rating or "^^ faculty " of £10; He married May 'iH, 1701, Rachel, 

daughter of Comfort Starr of Middletowu, who died Sept. 30, 1740- 

Their children were : 

i. EAt:nEL,< b. July 12. 1702; d, March 31. 1750; m. Timothy Stone, 
Ksq,, Auf;. 2^, 1720. He d, Sept. 9, 17(15. 

11. Thomas, b. (>ct. 1, 1704; A,B. (Yale), 1723; lived hi Gnilford. and 

d. Sept. 8, 176S; ra. Brthla . who tl 8cpt, 28, ITTfi. Their 

children were: K TTiomas,^ h* 1732; lived 1o Bradford in 1774, 
and d. May 5. 17i>7; m. Mt^rcv, dau. of Hojjer Tvler, March 28, 
liai. 2, A»hhdU m. Submit Whedon, July 19, llh^; 8he d- Feb. 
15, 1792. He lived in Branford, and d. Sept. 12, lim. 3. Jalklah, 
lived at Mtddletown in 1771. 4. Btthiah, m. Dea. Pelatiah Lecte, 
Junel,17G7. 5, Zi rrm A. m. Simeon Leete. 6. El^ak, 7, Benja- 
min of Rntland, Vt., In 1709. H. Martha, 

ill. Daxfel, b. Jan. 17, 1707; lived \a Gidlford, and d. Dec. 4, U89; m. 
1st, Sarah Bradley, 1730, who d. Nov. 5, 175*5; m. 2d. Elizabeth 
Chittenden, March 9, 17»JL who d, Sept. 21. 1&U2. IVm children 
by hi. s first wife w^ere : 1. *S>m/i,* b. abowt 1731 ; d. Feb, 14, 17<Ui 
m'. Joseph Chittenden, Jr,, 1749. He d. Jan. 8, 1793. 2, Ditnieh 
b. about 17B3; m. Sarah Stone, Nov. 6, 17iji>, and lived in Dur- 
ham. 3. I^ah, bapt. 1735; ni. Thonaas Stone, March 27, 1754. 
4. Eaehel, b. about 1737; d. of dy^euterv, Sept. 18, 175H. 5. Eton, 
b. about 1739; d. of dysenterv/Sept. 30, 1756. 6. Lois, d. Feb* 
28. 1758. 8, Felix, lived at Freehold, N. J., 177il; m. 1st, Anna 
J.eete in 17R3; she d. May 13, 1773; m. 2d, Hannah Harrison* 
March 2, 1774. 8. Ildnnah. d. Sept. 22. 1820; m. Solntnon Lecte, 
Nov. 3, 1772; he d. at Greenville. N. Y., about 1822. 9. Anna, d. 
Dee. 13. 1834; ni, Thomas Leete, June 30, 1778; he d. Mav 27, 
1830. 10. Chnritif, b. 1743; d. Dec. 13, 1824; m. Dec. 10, 1766, 
Daniel Leete; he d. May 3, 1825. The order of some of the 
younger chilcfren is iinceriain, 

Iv. Reuben, b. April fi, 1711; lived In Guilford, and d, Nov. 28, 1796; m. 
Hannnb, dan. of Dr. Daniel Hooiierof Hartford, Sept. 7, 1738; she 
d. May 8, 1797, m. 78. Their children were : 1. Amh^ b. Ang. 3, 
1739 : m. Phebe, dau. of Joslab Scraoton, March 7. 1764; she d. 
Aufi. 31, 1818; he lived in Guilford, and d. Dec, 3, 1813, 2. 
Booker, b. Jan, 15, 1741 ; d. Sept. 9, 1742. 3, Diadamn, b. Nov, 
2, 1742; m. Joseph Dudley, July 21, i7«2 ; be d. December, 1805. 
4. IJfmker, b. 1744; lived' in Guilford, and d. July 17, 1827; ra. 
Sibyl Bradley of Vermont, who d. as CI, May 4, 1806. 5. Hnn- 
nah. b. May 1, 1746; d. Feb. 13, 1825; m. Nalhariiel Aliis of East 
Guilford. Oct. 2, 1766; he d. March 12, 1785, 6. Eetihen, b. 1748; 
lived in Guilford, and d, Oct, 18, 1820; m. Lois, dau. of John 
Cruttenden, who d. June 9, 1839. 7. Rarhfl, b. 1730; m. Jesse 
Murray, who d, April 12, 1824. 9. Stftnfefi, b. July .^, 1754; im- 
becile; d. Feb, 25, 1817. 10. Ebn% b, Jtdy 5, 1750; lived in Guil- 
ford, and d. Ausj. 13, 184:i ; in. Nov. 2. 1789, Mabel Ev.*irts, who 
d. May 1, 1848. 11. Amih, b. May 14. 1739; lived in Guilford; d. 
Jan. 5, 1847; m. Mary Bid well of Manchester, Nov. 14, 1791 ; she 
was b. Oct. 1 1, 1759 ; d. Au^'. 21, 1835, te, 76. 12, Azulmh, b. 1752; 
m. Icbabod Bartlettof New Hampshire, Oct. 2, 1772, who d. Aug* 
18, 1777. 

V. LKAif, b. April 16, 1715; d. Jan. 17, 1783; m, Daniel Stone, 1731. He 
d. Dec. 23, 1782. 

vl, EnrJt. b. Nov. 8» 1718; lived in Guilford, and d. Feb. 6, 1794; ro. 
Ruth, widow of Fbenexer Evarts, who d. Jan. 20, Ism. Their 
child was : PfjrntL'' m. lt*t, Jeremiah Gntnnir; 2d, Richard Grii- 
flnij. 3(5^ Hathaway. She d. Nov., 1811, in New Orleans. 

vii. Timothy, b. Feb. 3, 1721; ilve<f in Guilford, and d. Oct. 1, 1793; 
ra. Jan. 1, 1748, Elizabeth, dau. of Col. Andrew Ward; she d. 
Sept. 9, 1787. Their children were: 1. Clari»sa,* and 2. EH^a- 

1900.] Descendants of Thomas Norton. 273 

heth, twins, b. Feb. 27, 1749 ; Elizabetb m. Jonathan Vail of Mt. 
Fleasant, who d. Sept. 11, 1844 ; she d. April 11, 1841. 8. Sabrina, 
b. Jan. 22, 1763; d. March 26, 1821. 

7. Thomas' Norton (Thomas,^ Thomcu^) married Rebecca Neil, Dec. 

11, 1701. She died Dec 1, 1748. They lived in Saybrook. 
Their children were : 

I. Lydia,* b. Dec. 25, 1702. 

II. Rebecca, b. Sept. 16, 1704; m. Aaron Lyman of Walllngford. 

iii. John, b. Aug. 6, 1706; d. Nov. 4, 1770; m. his cousin Deborah Nor- 
ton, March 9, 1732. Their children were: 1. John,^ b. March 1, 
1734, at Saybrook; bapt. June 30, 1734, at Durham, whither his 
father had removed; m. Ist, Hannah Bishop; Dec. 21, 1767; she 
d. 1773 ; m. 2d, Sarah Tainter of Branford, March 24, 1774 ; she d. 
Feb. 3, 1816. He lived in Durham, and d. July 2, 1807. 2. Joel, 
b. Sept. 20, 1746; d. July 2, 1746. 

iv. Jkdidiah, b. Dec. 3, 1712; d. 1794; m. 1st, Eunice Curtiss of Meri- 
den, 1737; m. 2d, Achsah Norton, his cousin, 1746; removed to 
Merldcn, and later to Kensington, where he died. His children 
were : 1. Lydia,* b. 1739 ; d. young. 2. Eunice, b. 1740 ; d. young. 
8. Jedidiah, lived in Berlin and Avon, and d. 1812; m. Elizabeth 
Kllboume of Avon, who d. 1825. 4. Eunice, m. John Wilcox, Jr., 
in 1766. 5. Josiahy lived In Oastleton, Vt. 6. Samuel, b. and d. 
1767. 7. Samuel, b. 1759; m. Phebe Edwards, 1789. 8. Achsah, 
m. John Tllden. 9. Rebecca, m. A. Wright. 10. Lydia, m. Joslah 
Thompson. 11. Ruth, m. Asa Upson. 

v. Ann, b. May 30, 1714; m. Tlmothj Jerome of Wallingford, 1736. 

vl. Samuel, b. January, 1717; cripple. 

vil. Thomas, b. January, 1720; drowned in Connecticut river, 1755; m. 

Martha . Children: 1. Elizabeth,* b. 1744. 2. Rebecca,b. 

1748. 3. Lydia, b. 1764. 

8. Joseph' Norton (TTtomaSy^ Thomm^) resided for a while in Guilford, 

and later in Durham. He married Deborah, daughter of Isaac 
Cnittenden, who died in 1756. 
Their children were : 

i. Joseph,* b. 1710; removed to Goshen In April, 1760; d. April 22, 
1773; m. 1st, rrudence Osborne, Dec. 16, 1729; she d. May 4, 
17r,8. He m. 2d, Esther Stanley, who d. Fob. 25, 1705. Their 
children were: 1. MehitahJe,* b. July 12, 1730; d. Jan. 1, 1707; 
m. Charles Brooks. 2. EJihu, b. Jan. 11, 1732; m. Dinah Snow. 
3. Daniel, b. March 2, 1736; d. Feb. 4, 1790; ra. Elizaheth Howe 
of Goshen, May 27, 1702. 4. Esther, b. Dec. 18, 173«, bapt. at 
Durham, Dec. 24; m. Miles Norton. 5. Prudence, h. 1740, bapt. 
Aug. 24, 1742; d. June 15, 1825; m. Joseph Howe of Goshen, Oct. 
24, 1768; he d. April 17, 1807. 

II. Isaac, b. Auij. 17, 1712; lived In Bristol, and d. 1703; m. Mary 

Rockwell (b. 1711) Nov. 12, 1735. Their children were: I. Abi- 
gail,* b. Oct. 14, 1736; m. 1st, Peck; m. 2d. Samuel Lane. 

2. Mnnj, b. June 1, 1738; m. Curtiss. 3. Lydia, b. March 

6, 174U*; m. Howe. 4. Sylvanus, b. July 16, 1742; settled 

in Norfolk, Ct. 6. Ajina, b. Oct. 17, 1743; m. Scott. 6. 

Deborah, b. 1745; m. Blakesley. 7. Isaac, b. March 27, 

1747; d. at Bristol, 1702; m. Esther , who d. 1800, aj. 65. 

8. Aaron, b. March 26, 1740; removed to Norfolk; d. 1832; m. 

Rhoda ; d. 1812, a?. 64. 0. Joel, b. May 13, 1753; lived In 

Bristol; d. 1825; m. 1st, Phebe ; 2d, Hannah , d. 

1821, tt'. 70. 10. Zipporah, bapt. Oct. 26, 1765, at Durham. 

III. Joel, b. January, 1714; d. single. 

Iv. Thomas, b. May 15, 1715; m. Mary Stedman, Nov. 6, 1740. Their 
children were: 1. EHsha,* b, Nov. 12, 1741. 2. Ebenezer, bapt. 
at Durham, Oct. 2, 1743. 3. Sarah, b. March 26, 1746. 4. Phine- 
has, b. April 23, 1748. 6. Hannah, b. May 22, 1761. 

V. Dkuokau, b. 1719; m. her cousin John Norton. 

Desc€7idants of Thomas Nhrton. 


Samuel' Nokton (Thamas^^ TTiomm^) of Durham, mfirried Dinah 
Bmlfleye* widow of Bt^njamin Bench, March 13, 1713. Sbe had 
two children by her first husband, and is said to have been '* no 
ordinary woman/' 
Their chOdren were: 

i. Samcgl,* b. March 20, 1714; d. Marcli 21, 171G. 

IL Ebknkzeb, b. Dec. 30, 1715; removed to Gosben in 1739, and d. 
Marcti 15, 1785; m, Elizabeth, dau. of Nathaniel Baldwin hi 1740; 
sh*' d. April IG, 1^11. He was etie of the most proininont men of 
Gosl»en» and represented Goshen twenty-six times in the General 
Assembly, between 1760 and 1779. He was a strong and decided 
whig intbe Revolution, and held tlie oilke of colonel of militia. 
He was a civil magistrate from 1771, and a deacon in the Congre- 
gational Chnrcb from 1706 until hi*i dt-ath. He was Stati? agent 
for procuring arms for the soUiters. His grandson, Dea, L, M. 
Norton, snM that ** bis Cliri»Uan character was exemplary and 
uniform," His children Wi*ro : 1. jl/t/ej*,* b. March 30, 1741 ; lived 
in Goshen; d, Sept. 17, 1795; m. 1st, hm cousin Essther Norton, 
Dec. 14, 1758; 2d» Sibyl Andrews: 3d, Anne Agard, April 3, 1777. 
2. Aaron, h. March 19, 1743; lived in Goshen and East Bloom- 
field; d. Nov, 30, 1828; m. Martha, dan, of Ebenezer Foote of 
Cornwall, May 15. 1769; she d. 1828. B. ElizabHh, b. Dec 19, 
1746; d. at East Bloomfleld, January, 1814; m. John Dowd of 
Goshen, June 4, 1703; he d. September, 1824, le. 8iJ. 4. Ehent^zer, 
b. Aug. 12, 1748; lived In Goslimi ; d. Sept, 24. 1795; m. 1st, Ex- 
perience Lewis, dan. of Neheiniah, Mav 4, 1709; she d. Oct. 30» 
1781, IV.. 30; TO. 2d, Charity Nills, dan." of Dea, Joseph, Jnne 5. 
1782 ; shod. Jtdy 17, 1843, a*. 84. He was a fanner, and six times sat 
In the General Assembly, 5. Eachel, h. June 26, 1752; d. Dec. 17, 
1789; m. Amasa Cook of Goshen, March 5, 1772; he d. Dec, 4, 
1821, w, 12, «. Mtimna, b. March 13, 1755; m. Cai»t. Jonathan 
Buel, Jr., of Gnshen, Nov. 20, 1774 : he d. Feb. 14, 1647. 7. Olive, 
b. Jan. 31, 1758 ; m. Dea. Timothy Bucl, Nov. Kl, 1777. 8. Nathan- 
iel, b. Dec, 31, 17C0; of East Bloomtield, N. Y. ; d. 1807; m. Patty 
Beebe of Canaan, Ct., July, 17H2. 9. Binhrye. b. June BO, 1763; 
d. March 27, 1812, He was a wealthy merchant and several times 
sat 1u the General Asaembly. He lived at Goshen; m, Harmah, 
dan. of Epliraim Starr, Sept. 20, 1792: she d. at Litchfield, Sept. 
21, 1826; she m. 2d, Theron Beach of Litchrteld, March 30, 1816. 

ili. SaMHel, b. March 0, 1718; lived in Goshen, and d. 8ci>t. 19, 1801; 
m. Molly Lucas of Mlddletown, Nov. 27, 1740; she d. April 29, 
1801 . He was a leadinic man of the town. His wife was so singu- 
lar that many thought her dei'anged. Their children were: 1- 
Jabes,^ b. Oct, fi, 1741; d, December, 1777; m, 1st, Margaret 
Beach, dau. of Caleb, Nov. 21, 1705; slie d. Ang. 26, 17fi6; m. 2d, 
Sarah, dan. of Ebenezer Biiell of Litchfield, Nov. 12, 1767. 2. 
Li/di'a, b, April 3, 1743; m. John Allen of the N\ Y. (Hdoug. 3, 
Mar'j, b. May 20, 1744; d. Au^. 2, 1748. 4. Sfimh, b. Oct. 7, 1745; 
m. Rice Gay lord of Norfolk. 5, Samtttsh b. May 19, 1747 ; lived in 
Goshen ; d. Dec. 7, 1826; m. 1st. Elizabctli, dau. of EbencKcr Lewis, 
Jan. I, 1772; she d. March 5. 1814; m, 2d. Fhebe Squire. Jan. 4» 
1816 ; she d. June 0, 1830. He was a deacon in the Congregational 
Church. 6. Abijah, b. Feb. 26, 1749; lived in Cazen^vla, N. Y. ; 
m. Lucy, dau of Walter Cook. 7. M<uy, b. Ai)ril 20, 1751 ; m. 
Abel Bristow of Lima, N. Y. 8. Lfvi. b. May 12, 1754; d. May 
20, 1754. 9. /.m, b. May 1,1, 1759; d. 1823; *m. Olive Whlster, 
and lived in Winstetl and Can,ian. 

\r Noah, b. Jan. 24, 1720; d. young. 

V. David, bapt. Aug. 20. 1721; d. yonng. 

vl. Dinah, bapt. Nov. 24, 1723; d. Sept, 6, I80O; ra. John Curtisa of 
Dnrham, Nov. 18, 1747. He d, July 1, 1800. 

viL Davu>, bapt, Jan. 30, 1726^7; of Durham and Goshen; d. Nov. 2, 
1769; m. Anner, dan- of Cornelius Bronson of Southbury, Jan. 29. 

1900.] DeBcendantB of Thomas ITortwu 275 

1752 ; she d. Dec. 7, 1816, se. 90. He was a man of ability, energy, 
talent. Their children were: 1. David,^ b. March 6, 1758; of 
Sangerfleld, N. T. ; m. Lois Fergason, who d. 1837. 2. Eber, b. 
Jaly 29, 1755; of East Bloomfleld; ro. Diantha Dowd, June 1, 
1785; she d. Feb. 1. 1838, ae. 74. 8. Oliver, b. May 15, 1757; of 
Sangerfleld; d. Jan. 6, 1838; m. Martha Beach of Goshen. 4. 
JohHj b. Nov. 29, 1758 ; of Bennington, Vt. ; d. Aug. 24, 1828 ; m. 
Lucretia, dan. of Capt. Jonathan Buel; she d. Aug. 15, 1852. 5. 
Anna, b. Oct. 29, 1760; d. at Hudson, Ohio, Aug. 81, 1816; m. 
David Hudson of Branford, Dec. 23, 1783 ; he d. March 17, 1836. 
6. Alexander, b. March 10, 1763; of Goshen; d. Nov. 2, 1848; m. 
Rhoda Collins, May 4, 1786; she d. Aug. 3, 1856. 7. Andrew, b. 
May 7, 1765; d. Oct. 28, 1838; he lived in Goshen; was a gold- 
smith ; m. Laurain Hnrlburt, dau. of Elisha, who d. May 27, 1851. 
8. William, b. May 30, 1767; d. 1840; he lived at Nassau, N. Y., 
and m. widow Ann Morrison. 9. Miriam, b. March 22, 1770; d. 
May 6, 1843; m. Timothy Collins, Sept. 8, 1791; he d. April 22, 
1846, a?. 77. 
viii. Noah, b. Jan. 26, 1728-9; d. 1807; m. Experience Strong of Dor- 
ham, Dec. 29, 1757; she d. 1811. 

10. JouN* Norton {Thomas,^ Thomcu^) married Elizabeth , Dec. 

29, 1757. She died in 1811. 
His children were : 

i. Jonathan,* b. Feb. 18, 1712; of Durham, Killingworth, Bristol, 

Southington and Norfolk; d. Oct. 27, 1801; m. Ruth , who 

d. Jan. 15, 1809. They owned the covenant at Durham, Feb. 6, 
1737-8. Their children were : 1. Jonathan,^ bapt. March 5, 1737-8, 
in Durham. 2. Stephen, bapt. in Durham, June 28, 1741 ; d. Sept. 
11, 1826 ; lived in Norfolk, Ct. ; m. Experience Gaylord, 1762 ; she 
d. Sept. 12, 1825, se. 83. 3. Buth, bapt. in Durham, Aug. 20, 1743; 
m. Nov. 26, 1770, £dwai*d Scoville of Waterbury. 4. Jonathan, 
b. Aug. 27, 1745 ; d. single, in the West Indies. 5. Sarah, bapt. 
Feb. 28, 1748, in Durham. 6. Phebe. bapt. May 13, 1750, in Dur- 
ham. 7. »/(>?), b. 1752, in Southington ; d. young. 8. */oft, b. 1757 ; 
d. in SouthlDgton, 1759. 9. Lucy, b. 1791; d. young, at Norfolk, 
whither the family removed in 1774. 

il. JouN, b. Feb. 26, 1715; m. Mary Griswold, 1742; lived in Durham 
and Killiugworth. Their children were: 1. Mary,^ b. April 13, 

1743; m. Hull, a sailor. 2. Bhoda, b. Aug. 16, 1745; m. 

Pannelee of Killingworth. 3. Moses, b. Dec. 28, 1746; m. 

Mary Linn, who d. 1856. 4. John, b. Feb. 23, 1748. 5. Aaron, b. 

June 24, 1751 ; m. widow Rutty. 6. Anne, m. 1st, Baker 

of Lanesboro; 2d, James Nettleton. 7. Elah, m. Iluldah Hull. 
8. Amos, b. 1765; of Killingworth and North Bristol; d. Dec. 4, 
1822; m. Sylvia Field, who d. March 5, 1812. 9. Abel, b. 1768; 
d. sinj^le. 

iii. Brnjamin, b. Feb. 12, 1719; of Killingworth and Durham; killed in 
the French war; m. Eliza Seward, dau. of Noahdiah, who d. 1807. 
They owned the covenant, July 29, 1740, at Durham. Their chil- 
dren were: 1. Benjamin,^ h. July 10, 1746; m. Azubah Munger, 
Nov. 22, 1771 ; lived in Killingworth, Rutland and Kast Bloom- 
fleld. 2. yuahdiah, b. Aug. 17, 1748; of North Bristol (now 
North Madison); d. May 15, 1805; m. 1st, Sarah, dau. of Capt. 
John Ilopson ; m. 2d, Abigail, widow of Ebenezer Hall, Oct. 22, 
1801. 3. Joel, b. Sept. 7, 1750; m. Ada, dau. of David Blatchley 
of Killingworth (now Clinton). 4. Hannah, b. Sept. 17, 1752; 
m. James Davis of Killingworth. 5. Elizabeth, b. May 10, 1755 ; 
m. Dea. Timothy Hill of East Guilford (now Madison). 6. El- 
nathan, b. May 10, 1755; m. Rachel Camp of Durham; he lived 
in Hartland and Southington. 7. Charity, b. Sept. 28, 1758; m. 
Samuel Wright of Durham. 

iv. Ephraim, b. Aug. 20, 1720; m. Mary ; lived in Durham, and 

probably in New Durham, N. Y. They owned the covenant, Dec. 


The Two JPeaches^^ of MarMehead. 



I» 1748. Tlieir cliildren were: 1. CharJe^,^ b. Dec, 8, 1748; of 

Durbara^ m, Elizabeth — . 2. EUzahHh, h. Juoe 9, 1761* 3. 

MimhcelU b- Oct. 21, 1750, 

STKpnKx, b. June 7, 1724; m. Abij^all ♦and d. Nov. 8, 1808- 

They lived In Durham, and owned th& covenant there Jane 11, 
1749. Their chilflren were: 1. Mfdwi,^ h. June 30, 1749, 2. 
AMgail, b. Joly U, 1754. 3. Stephen, b. Jan. 20, IT&H. 4. OzioM, 
b. Dec. 31, 1753, d. Lynifin, b. June 1, IT^Ki ; a phvsk-mn ; ni. Olive 
Weld, July 18, 1795. 6. Xe«?/s, b. April 28, 1766;' d, Jan. 8. 1770. 

Elizabeth, b. Jan. 15, 17S6; m. Joseph Seward, Jan. 14, 1748. 


By tbe Rev. Robktit WBan,t Peach, Camden, New Jcntey, 


Nov. 30, 16C9, Samuel Morj2:nn of Marbleliead, Masa., in a deposition, 
spoke of **the two Peachea'' (Ci". Essex Co. Court Papers, xvi. 65). April 
28| 170tj, Nathaniel Walton, in a deposition concerning the running of certain 
boundaries in Marbkbead about 1G71, usjed the expres^sion, *Mbe two 
peach ef* ; *' two tlavs cnirlier, Tbos, DaHing, in a depoBition, lipoke of "one 
of y" Feaclios." The record of tbese bitter depositions may be found in 
the office of tlie Register of Deeds at Salem, under ditte of July d^ 1703. 

In Seventeenth Century record)* of JIarblebead and Salein I bave fotind 
John Peach, 8r., and John Peacb, Jn, named together over forty times, 
jind, inclmling these instances, the older man named one hundred times and 
tlie younger over eighty, besides tliirty cases in which the distinction ol 
Benior or junior is omitted. With the exception of the son and daughters 
of John, Jr., and the children of hiB son, I have found the name Peach in 
these old recoils not once. From thift I conclude that John Peach, Sr,, 
and John Peach, Jr., were fumiliarly known as *' the two Peaches," and 
tlmt there were no other Peaehe4i, outside of tJie family of the latter, in 
Marblehead at that time. 

John, Jr.-, made a deposition Apr, 26, 1667, when he was aged about 53 
(Cf. Kst^ex Co, Court Papers, liv, 91). His age was 59 in IG72 (Cf. N. E. 
lliflt, & Gen. Reg., vii. 357), It was 77 July 22, inno (Cf- Felt's Annals 
of Salem, Ist Ed„ p. ^291^,— Note. — John, Sr,, died in 1084). The prob- 
able date of the birth of John, Jr., would therefore fall between April 26 
and July 22, 16i:i. 

A man aged 77 in 1690 would not be describe<l as **aged HO ye^re or 
iherabout" in 1684; therefore the John Peach whose deposition was made 
June 23 of the latter year, must have been .John, Sr. In it he testified 
that he came to New England in 1(330 (Cf, Er^sex Co. Court Papers, 
xliv, 30 ; N. E. Hit*t. & Gen, Reg., xxxii. 237), John, Sr,, made a 
deposition Jany. 27, 1669, ** being then above 50" (Cf, Essex Co, Court 
Papers, xiv; 44). He was aged 60 in 1672 (Cf. N, E. Hist. & Gen. Reg., 
vii. 357)* These data far from coineide. It is probable that he did not 
know his exact age, but was Iwrn between 1604 and 1G12, being from one 
to nine years ohler than John, Jr. 

W^here John, Sr., abode from 1630 to 1636 does not appear, bat prob- 
ably it was in Marblehead. He was evidently well settled in that plac€ 
before Jan. 28, 1636, wdieu the first mention of Marblehead is found in 
the ** Salem Towne Booke *' (p. 8}j and concerns ** John Peach ffy^sherman 


" The Two Peaches'' of Marhhhead. 


and Nicholas mariott" (Ci Hist Col. Essex Inst, iv. 93). That thw was 
John^, Sr*, appears from a eomparison of VoL xx., folio 97, reverse, m the 
office of the Register of Deeds^ vrilh the ninth item of his will, on file in 
the Prolmte office, both \n Salem, tJohn* Sr,, died in Mnrblehea(l (Cf. Ist 
Book of De^th^, p, 3, in Abbot Hall) Aug. 20, 1*]K4, By his will it ap- 
pears thfit he left neither wife nor child. ()ne of his be^juest^ was to John 
and Thomas, sons of his consin William Peach. Now William was ths 
onlj son *>f ♦lohii, Jr.^ ami John and Thomas were hi& eldest aoiis (Cf, the 
will of John, Jr., Esi^cx Probate offico; Baptif^mal RenoMfi* 1st Church, 
Marhlehead), But as**<xnisin" was used indefinitely in those days, the 
exact relationship of ** the two Peaches '* is not determined. They were 
probably first cousins. 

Jolm, Jr., was *' made free at y* Conrt,'' May 16, 1683. He was then 
8e?enty years old, and (as well a.s John, Sr,) had often been a selectman of 
Marblehead. John Devereux, Thos. Pitman, Sn, and Joflt?ph Dallaber, 
Sr., were amongst others admitted freemen at the same time (Cf, *' Roc- 
orda of the Governor and Company of tlie Ma^ia. Bay in N. Eng.," v. 542)* 

The foregoing data afford correction!^ of several historical and genealogi- 
cal errors which I have found. Ist, John Farmer*s 'nTeneafo;^cal Register 
of the First Settlers of New Englan<l,'* Lancaster, Mass., 1829, p, 221, says 
that Pe^ch, *SJohn, Marhlehead 1648, born about ltil2, had a son John, 
admitted freeman 1683,'* But John, Jr., was not the son of John, Sr., 
nor had John, Jr., a son John, 2d, Savage's " f Genealogical Dictionary/' 
&c., iii. 37G, says that Pe^ich, ** John, Salem or Marhlehead 1648-79, said 
to l»e born 1612, of whom Felt finds mention 16130, may have been father 
of John, J r,, of M a rbl eh ead, freeman. 168*1** Here is Farmar*s mistake 
repeated, and additionally the wrong dat^s 1648-79 for .John, Sr.» in Mar- 
Wehead, the correct dates being (16:^0,^) 1G:3G^*84. 3d, the N, E. Hist. <& 
Gen. Re-g,, vii. 357, has it that " John, sen,, and .John, jun., lived in Mar- 
blehead 41 years and 33 years [So C^jilin].'* But John, Sr., dwelt there 
for at least 48J years, and probably nearly 54 years ; and John, Jr*, over 
bO years, llie latter stiitement is based upon the following data : (a) 
June 30, 1 669, Jolm, Jr, (also John, Sr.), dt?pose<l that one Henry Stacey had 
poeaessed a certain lot in Marhlehead about 27 years (Cf. Essex Co. Court 
Papers, xiv. 115). This goes back to 1642 — the year in which the dis- 
tinction ** Sen/* Is first applied to a John Poiich, so far as I can find, 
[John junior's wife, Alice, is named io the Court Papers, i, 19, May 5, 
1644,] (h) Tlie latest date for John, Jr., is April 11, 1692 [his grandson 
John was then about 12], when he was alefted on a committee to look 
after the commons, &c^ (Cf. Copy of Original Town Ilt^cord from 1648 to 
1710, p. 185 — in Ablwt Hall), (c) \\\& estate was inventoried Nov. 28, 1693 
(Cf- Essex Probate Recortls, ceciii. 214). Tht^ dates for him in Marble- 
head are 1642 — '92, with the probability of a few years earlier for the first 
juid 1693 for the final year. 4th, Savage's Dictionary, iii. 376, says that 
Peach, ** Georgia, Marhlehead, 1674, may have been son of *)ohn. See 
Pettche." But once agahi, John, Sr,, hjid no son ; John, Jr., had an **onely 
aonne William '* (Cf. his will^ in the Essex Co, Probate office), and Wil- 
liam was only 22 in 1674 (Cf. Hist. Col. Essex Inst., xii. 63), George 
Peak or Peake, not Peach, is corn?ct; the name is found thus in both de^s 
and baptismal records. 5th, another misreading, not yot published, is in 
tlie Index to the Essex Co. Court Papers, Salem : ** Vol. 11, p. 98 — Wm, 
Fexwi'h, sued by selectmen for debt,** The paper on p. 98 of vol. xi. bears 
nu name. R^^^ferenoe to the Court Retords of the same date shows the 
VOL. Liv. 19 


" The Two Peaches" of Marblehead. 


name to have been ** Williara Peak." 6th, the N. E, Hiat. & Geo, Reg., 
ii. 82, gives William Peach as one of the sigtKTs of a petition against im- 
|K»st$, 1668 or '6*J. This must havii been Peak, inateaiJ, for WilJiam Peach 
was then only alwiil 16 years old. From the fourth to the tentli decade of 
the Seventeenth Century, ^"^ the two Peaches*' of Marblehead were the 
♦* cousins,'* of very nearly the same a^, John, jienior, and John, junior. 

John, Sr, was a selectman in 1648, *4l^ '50, '56, Y)7j '51)- 62, 71, *72, 
77 and '81 (Cf. Rojtd«: ** Marblehead Manoal/' p, 76 ; but of these iktes 
Roads did not find '50, '62 and 72, and I coulcl not find^ in the town min- 
utes, *57, *59 and '61). Jolin^ Jr,, was r selwtman in 1656, ■59-*62, and 
71 [Roads does not |;ivo '59, '62 and '71 ; I conld not iind '61]* John, 
8r., was fre(|uently an appnuBer uf estates, court constable, way-warden, 
fence-viewer, *S.e. Roadis, in his ** History of Marblehead," 2d Ed., pp, 24, 
35, gives a most in teres ting aocoimt of the work of a committee, of which 
he WB& a member, in assigning se^ts in the ** Lentoo *' of the meet ing-house, 
'* Peach's Point '* took its name from him. John, Jr*, was often appointed 
on responsible committees, to ** lay out " land that was to be dii^idefl, " view 
iFences," guartl the right* of llie commoners to pasturage of their cattle, i&c. 
He was fre(|iientiy a witness to wills and deeds. The laods of both men 
are often referred to as boundaries. 

In 1648, John, Sr,, was entitk*d to pasture two cow^s and John^ Jr., one, 
on the common. In 1674—5, when disputed rights in the commons were 
settled by the General Court, out of 116 commoners who stdjHcribed agree^ 
ment, John, Sr., was entitled to three cows' commonage and John, Jr., to 
five. Only two other men were allowed as many as tlie latter — Samuel 
Cheever, five, and Moses Mavenck, nine (Cf. Copy of Original To^^qi Rec- 
ord from 1648 to 1710, pp. 'J, Q>^ and 69). John senior's Marblehead 
estate was inventoried at £303 ; John junior's at £;^89. The former left 
lauds in England and six **parsell9" of land in Marblehead: the latter left 
BIX lots in Marblehead, and had previously given away three, one to eacli 
of his daughters. Two of these ** lots " were each of ten acres, one of 
eight, and one of five, the others not specilicd. 

The relatives named in the will of John, Sr., were : John Squire, sister^a 
son, in liarbados ; his brother Thomas's widow, his sister Margerie'a chil- 
dren, and John Minson, his cousin, Simsboroiigbt England ; his cousin 
William Peat^h's sons John and Thomas, his cousin John h^gg, his etiusin 
William Hine^ wife Abigail and John Hine, their son ; his cousin Peter 
Dalliwar and daughter Margaret; and his cousin Joseph Dalliwar [all of 

John, Jr., duritig his lifetime gave certain pieces of property to his 
daughters, Hannab, wife of William Waters; Elizabeth, w^fe of John 
Legg, and I^Iary, wife of William Woods ; tbese gifts he did *^ furtber con- 
firme and siiremake " in his will. His remaining estate he bequeathed to 
his ** dear and lieloved wife Alice Peach/' after her death to descend to his 
*'one!y sonne William Pe^cb," from him to go to his ** present wife Emme 
during her widowbooil onely," after which ** to descend to his two sonnes 
John and Thomas." This will was dated Jany, 10, 1688. William's 
youngest son William, then over four years old (Cf. Hist* Col. Essex Inst., 
xii. 6t]), was left out 

From John, Jr., •* one of y* Peaches," are descended the Peaches ol 
Marblehead and Salem, with their branches scattered over the country. 
His son William's wife Emme was the daughter of John Devereux (Ci 
Essex Co. Deeds, xviii. 174, reverse). 'William's daughter Hannah mar- 

1900.] The Trashe Family in England. 279 

ried John Galley, Jan. 29, 1711 ; his son John married Sarah Stace^ of 
Salem, Dec. 30 (or Nov. 30), 1700; his son Thomas married Mary Goes 

(Coaxe, Goose), 14, 1704; his son William married Sarah Elkins of 

Lynn, Jan. 4, 1711 (Gf. Ist Book of Marriages, Abbot Hall, pp. 17, 21, 
27). Of the children of these three sons and of their sons and grandsons, 
sixty-one were baptized in the First Ghurch and seven in the Second 
Church of Marblehead in the eighteenth century. Further details are 
given by me in an article entitled ** The Ancestry of the Peach Family," 
contributed to the forthcoming official history of the town of Newbury, 
Vermont, edited by Mr. Frederic P. Wells. 


Communicated by William Blakb Trask, A.M., of Dorchester. 

Extracts from Registers at East Coker, Somerset, England, made in 
1897, by the late George Cecil Trask, Esq., of Ceylon, India; a native of 
Somersetshire, who died in Ceylon, in the month of February, 1899. 

1564-5 dau. of Februarie John, son of George Traske, bapt 

1567. 22 Sept buried John Traske the elder. 

1569. 20 June, William son of Nicholas Traske buried. 

1570. 11^»» Jan. buried John son of William Traske. 

1570. 29 Dec' bapt Mable, daughter of George Traske. 

1571. 29 Dec' buried Catherine, wife of John Traske. 

1571. 1»* Dec' Married Edward Traske & Christian Darby. 

1572. 27^ Jan. married Lionell Traske, and Anne Dibble. 

1573. 30'^ June, bapt William, son of Lionell Traske. 
1573. 11'** Nov' bapt. Johanna, daughter of George Traske. 

1575. 8^^ Oct bapt John, son of Stephan Traske. 

1576. 7^** July, bapt Elizabeth, daughter of George Traske. 
1576. 22 Oct. bapt Henry, son of Lionell Traske. 

1578. 19*^ July, bapt William, son of Reinold Traske. 

1579. 19 Jan. bapt. George, son of George Traske. 

1579. 3"* Aug. bapt Margaret, daughter of Edwarde Traske. 

1579. 9'^ Sept bapt Agnes, daughter of Nicholas Traske. 

1580. 23 May, Dorothy, daughter of Lionel. 

1580. 8^** Dec. buried William Traske. 

1581. 23 August bapt William son of Edwarde Traske. 

1581. 3 Dec' Johan daughter of Nicholas Traske. 

1582. 1st Jan. buried Stephan Traske. 
1582. 23 April buried Margery Traske. 

1582. 4 May buried Johan daughter of Nicholas Traske. 

1582. 13 May bapt. Lionell son of George Traske. 

1583. 28^ Feb. bapt Elizabeth daughter of Lionell Traske. 

1583. 27'** April bapt. Johan daughter of Nicholas Traske the younger. 

1584. 19^** Nov' bapt Agnes daughter of Edwarde Traske. 

1585. 8th Feb. buried Agnes daughter of'P^warde Traske. 
1585. 15 Oct. bapt. John son of Lionell Traske. 

1585. 14'** Dec' bapt William son of Nicholas Traske. 

1586. 16 April bapt Nicholas son of Richarde Traske. 
1586. 17 July bapt Honor daughter of Edward Traske. 


2%e Traske Family in England. 


1587. 29 Jan, bapt. Edith daughter of Edwarde Traeke. 

1587* 23 June bapt, Joliane daughter of George Tmske. 

I,'i87. 18 August bapt. Uoban son of Osmund Traftke- 

1587. 10*** Sept biirit^l Robart son of Osmund Trajske. 

1587, 22 Dec. buried Johana daughter of George Traake* 

1587. 27 Dec. buried George Trauke. 

1588. 28 Dec. bapt. Jobn sou of Osmund Traaka. 

1589. 29 April buried Mcholas Traske. 
\hm. 4»»^ [>] Maie buried George Traake (of Louglanda ?). 
1 589< 20 Sept. ba[>t, George son of George Traflke, 
15JI0. 2t3 Feb. buried J oho sou of Osmund Traftke. 
1591, 10 May bapt. Edwarde son of Osmund Traske. 
159L 2H July bapt. Mary daughter of Johu Traj^ke. 
1591* Ist Nov^ bapt. Edwarde son of Richard Traske. 
1591. 30 Nov*^ buried Floreuoe Traske wife of Ricbarde* 
1593. 12 Jan. bapL Johu sou of Edwarde Traake. 

1595. 23 Mar. buried J oh an wife of 0«muud Troiske. 

1596. 7 iSept. buried John 80ii of Edv^^ard Traske. 
1596* 6 Oct. burit-d Edward sou of Richard Traska. 

1597. 29^^ June burie<l John son of J oh an Traske widow. 

1598. 4 Feb. married Henry Traske & A unable [Pynabury ?J* 
1598* 9 Sept. bapt. John son o£ John Traske. 

1599. 23"^'^ Ap' bapt, Oaiuiiud son of Osmund Traske. 

1600. 17 Feb. burit^d Alice wyfe of Edwarde Traske. 
1600, 18^^ Ap' buried Catbmne Traske widow. 
1600, 31 Jan. buried Florence Traske. 
1604. 12 Aug. bapt. Tho* son of Osmund Traske. 
1606. 23 Nov. married JoJm Traske & [ . . Wi the well ?]* 
1606. 23 Dec, bapt. John son of Osmund Traske. 
1601). [ * ♦ ] bupt. Elizabeth daughter of John Traske. 

1609. 26 Xov. bapt. Lionell son of John Traske. 
1609-10, t^ Feb. buried Edwarde Traske widow {tic), 

1610. 16 May buried Liooell son of Johu Traske. 
1617* 11"' Feb. bapt. Margaret liaughter of John Traske. 
1617. 18 May bapt. William sou of Nkx>laa Tntske. 
1619. 13 Feb. buried Charity servant of Nicholas Traske. 
1619. 21 May William son of Edward© Traske (bapt,), 
1621. 23 Mar. bapt. .lohn son of Nichohis Traske. 

1621, 4 Nov'' buj'icd Reynold Traske, 

1 622. 1 4 Mm*, bapt. Osmuiid sou of Edward Traske. 
1G22. 20 May buried Clirifltiaii wife of Nichokis Traske. 
1624, 20 Jan* bapt. John son of Edwanle Traske. 
1626. 8^ Aug. buried Nicholas Traeke. 
1629. 30 Nov. bmied Nicholas son of William Traske. 
1631* 9 Oct. bapt, Edwarde son of Edwartle Traske. 

1633, 4 April buried Margaret daughter of John Traske. 

1634, 22 April buried John Traske. 
1634* 25 Sept, married John Traske & Joane Lane* 

1635, 15 Jail, buried Edward Traske, 
1635. 14 Oct, bapt. Marie daughter of John Traske of , . . & Joan. 
1637, 5 Nov, buried Marie daughter of John Traske of * , , dcjoan. 
1639. 13 Juue married Nicholas Traake & Susan Churcbhouse. 
1640* 29 Mar. bap. Joane daughter of Nicholas Traske & Susan* 


The TrasJce Family in England. 


1640. 16 August bapt. Thomas son ol John Traske & Joan. 

1640. 22 Feb. biirit^ Margaret Traske widow. 

164L 20 Mar. bapt. John son of John T. & Joane. 

1642. 20 Nov' biij)t. Susan daughter of Nicholas Traske & Siiaan. 

1642. 27 Dec. bapt. ('hristian (laughter of Lionell Traske df Alioe* 

1643. 16 Jan. married John Traskei & Eiiith [Trowe?]. 

1644. 1 May bapL Joan dati of Lionell Traske & Alice. 
1644. 25 Aug, bapt. Margaret dan of John Traske & Joane. 
1644. 23 Ck*t. bapL Nicholas son of Nicholas & Susan. 
1644- 15 April burieti Edith wife of William Traske, 
1644. 4 Nov' Imried Margaret daughter of John Traske. 
1647. 4 Sept. bapt Roynold son of John Traske & Joane, 
164^. 29 June buried Joan wife of John Trastke. 

1651. 10 May bapt. Gabriel son of John Traske. 

1661- 2 Nov' bapt. Judith daughter of Edward Traske. 

1662. 12 Jan. buried William Tnijike "of the alnies house.^* 

167L 8 Mar. bapt. Emma daughter of Edward Traske & Jtidilh. 

Deed of William Traske, of Coacombe,* co. of Dorset, England, to his 
nephew, John Traske, dated May 5 th, 1589. 

To all XUan people to whom thels presentes shall come I WiUlara Traske, of 
CoAcsombe !n the conntle of Dorset, sackweftver seodetli ^reetinjre in our Lord 
God Everlastlnge Wliereas Nicholas Traske brother of tlie said William lat of 
East Coker la tlie couutle of Sotnmersett Husbandman, deceased in hl8 lyfe- 
time amongst other thlnges have and did prove ane estst In fee simple of and in a 
ecrtalne Tente [tenement] caUed Bills witli an orcliarde and divers prcls of 
l^ronnde Ther unto belnm^in^re that is to saie one close of arrable land one 
pasture adjoynlnj^e imto the said orebarde and one piece of irroimd more called 
Hew hi 11 containing by estimation one half acre of land, be It ra or or less wher 
ther Is a honse new lie erected and bnilded now in the tenure of one Thomas 
Howchins or bis as^slgnes and also three yerdes of arrable land or pasture 
ground lyinge In afor»aide called Wokely And wiiich premlsies are sltoat lyinge 
and beinge within the mann' of East Coker afore*iaid to hiwe and to Juyfd the 
said Tente and orchard** and the said prcls of j^rowndu there unto belongln^e 
with all and alnsrular The app arte nances miUi the aald Nicholas Tra><k ami to 
bis heirs and assi^nes foreuer To be hohlen of The cheefe lordes of the fi^ by 
The rente suites & prices Thereof due and of rlirht accnstnuiede Tliies? presents 
oow Therefore Wittnesseth that I the forsaki William e Traske, as next and 
light heirs of my said Brother Nicholas Traslce & tlso for divers other good 
and reasonable causes and considerations me onto thels presentes especlallie 
mo^lnge To hsue demised graanted and by this my present wrigtinje bane con- 
firmed unto my wel beloved In Christ John Traske the sonne of Georgr Trask 
my brother lat of Kast Coker in the said cnunlle of Somerset deceaned all and 
ilDgiilAr my said landeiit and tenement called Bills and the ^ald orcharde and 
close of arrable lantle ore pasture thereunto adjoynlng-e and the i^aid house and 
prcll of ^rounde called Hewhill nowe in the tenure of Thomas Howchins as 
aforesaid and the said these yeardea of arrable land ore pa.stnre in Wokey and 
with all and singular that appertames unto these said landes or tenement be- 
longinge ore in any wise apptalnln«j To haue hold U!tf octuple and Enloye all 
and slng^ilar the premises with appurtenances nilntl fully before specifyed de- 
mised grannted and confirmed unto the said John Trnskes ami to his helres and 
aasignes foreuer to the oulie proper use and commoditle of the said John Traske 
and of his helres and ass I ernes to be h olden of the cheefe lordes of the fee by 
the rentes suites and prices thereof first due and of ryt^ht accustometh And I 
the said William Traske all and sin^lar the premi^jes with the appurtenances 
befor specified demised given grauntcd and confirmde And whatsoever in theia 

•Oorscombe. co. Dorset. P. T. Beaminster (HI) i m. N. E. Pop. «532. A parish 
tn the bandreii of Beaminster, Briclport dtvision ; living, a rectory in the archdeaconry 
«C Doiiet «id diov^ae of Brirtoi.— Gorton *i TopographictU Dictionary, Londoo, ISS3. 


The Trashe Family in England. 


my present wrytiEge is specifietl in manner and form nforesalci to the said John 
Trasake his he! res & as^igues loreucr agauiAt all peopell shall and will warraoitte 
acquire und dcftrnd hj tlieis preaents. 

Furiheiinore know Ye me the aforsaid William Traske have constituted 
deputed and in my place gave unto my well beloved in Christ Walter Grove 
. , . . and Beniiedict DIble my true ami lawfiill Attomes Joyntlie are 
deeiredlie to enter for me and in my name Into the forsaid Ten'te and other the 
Fremisftes with his appurtenaiiccH or into one prcli thereof for and in the name 
of the whole of all and singular the premises above devized and graunted and 
pofiseasions and seasons for me aod in my name to b€ had and taken full & 
peaceable posisessiou and »ea$an thereof to delivir to the said Joim Trat*ke to 
be had unto him and to his heires and aasignes according to the strength forme 
& etfecte of this my preaente wrightinge satisfied and aliowed all and euery 
thinge my sa^d attornies In my nainc shall doe or one of them shall doe in the 
premisses In witnes» whereof I the forsaid William Traske onto this my 
present deed now put my hand and seal I tlie fyfthe date of Maye iu the year 
of the reigne of our Sovereigne ladie Elizabeth hie the grace of God of Eng- 
land Trance and Ireland Queue Defender of the faith, TricesUno 1589* 


Memorand. The forteaneth daie of Nouemher in the year within wry ten pos- 
sess I one was taken of and in the said tenemente with the appurtenances within 
demised and graunted by the attorneies within named 

and Bcnnedict Dible and by them deliaered to the witidu named Jolm Traske 
to have and to hold to him and to his heires and asslgnes foreuer accordinge to 
the tenor purporte and effecte thereof in the preseutes of as 

John Mathkwks Howchins [He] 


The following is an extract from a letter written me by Mr» Trask, be- 
fore mentioned, dated 20 Portland Place, Bath, England^ 2l&t June, 1897. 

'* William Blake Trask Esq,, 
Dear Sir. 

Your kind letter of 2«i^ March was forwarded to me here from 
Ceylon. I should have replied to it earlier bat have been for two montha in 
hospital and therefore miable to attend to corrcspoudence. 

I have now left hospital and shalL probably, leave again for Ceylon before 
long, with healtli ntMnewhat impaired* aod I do not look forward with much 
eagerness to a future of haixl work such as lies before me. 

I am having a photo of my late brother Surgeon-Captain John Ernest, copied 
for you and when received will send it on. [Tlie photograph was duly re- 
ceived. This brother, John Ernest Trask, ''died of cholera, in the execution of 
his duty with the Dongola Expedition, 25th July, 1811G, at Kusheh, Egypt. He 
was born In England, 27th October* 1861 j was of the Army Medical Staff, M R 
C S L B C P."] 

♦ *«•••* 

A cousin of my late Fatlier has lu his possefslon a curious old deed, dated 
1689, whlcli I liave jnst translat<?dt and as I write tliis my wife is copying my 
translation to be forwarded to you with this letter. 

1 have visited the parishes ol East and West Coker and have taken extracts 
from tlie registers in tlie former place — there being no reference to Traske in 
those of West Coker, 

These extracts from 1364 to 1671 I have copied out and enclose them for yon. 

Ton will observe that a Williani Traske was baptized on the o Dec. 15$^» 
Could this be Cap*" William Traske of Salem? • 

Reri C. PowelU the ificumbontof East Coker, f was most obliging & gave me 
wliat assiatauce he could In declpherhig the registers* He informed mo that 

• See New-England Hist, and Gen. Register, Hii, 4»3» 

t K*«t Coker, co. Somerset ; Post town, Yeovil, 3 m. S. S,West. Pop. U03, A parish 
in the hundred of HoundHboroiigh, Bur^vkh, and Cuker; living, & viciirngre in the arch- 
deaconry of Welia and diocese of Bjith and VVelb; vahicd in K, II. at £12 6s. 3d,; anji, 
value F-'R. £119 lis, j church dedieatcd to St, Michiicl; patrons, the Dean iinti Chap- 
ter of Kxeter, This parish coutaiiii* the hamlet of North Coker; it formerly had a 
cbapcli which has been lyng demolish&d, — Gorton's Topographical Diciionaiy* 

1900.] Military Services of the Osborne Family. 283 

several enquiries liave reached him from America on belialf of the Elliots and 
Dodges, whose ancestors went to New England years ago. 

It seems to me only reasonable to suppose, from all we know, that there was 
quite a little band of people from Coker and that William Traske was one of 
them. At any rate we know that the Elliots, Dodges, and Traskes were in New 
England together; we know that the Elliots & Dodges came from East Coker; 
we know that there were, also, many Traskes at East Coker; and therefore 
the obvious inference is that William Traske (Captain) who founded your family 
was a Coker man. We find a William Traske baptized 14*^ Dec. 1585 ; and as 
there appears to be no further record of him in the registers the presumption 
seems to me very strong that this is the identical Capt» William. 

I am not certain if I can go to Trent or Kingsbury or to any other parish where 
the Traskes used to live in the xvi^ century, as I am still weak and it takes 
very little to tire me out. You may be sure, however, that I shall do so if I 

In a former letter, dated Colombo, Ceylon, 2dd Oct 1895, Mr. Trask 
writes : — 

** You tell me that John Traske, of Trent, had three sons — at least three were 
mentioned in this will. These were Henry, Robart & William. As they were 
so fond of the name John I suspect he had one of that name too. 

There was a Henry Traske of Kingsbury (Somerset) whose daughter mar- 
ried George Lisle in 1621. I know no further particulars of this Traske, but it 
is not at all unlikely that he was the Henry, son of John, of Trent. This George 
Lisle, who married Henry's daughter, had an uncle William Lisle who was a 
groom of the chamber to Elizabeth, and another Uncle Edmund said to be 
a ** writer," who was also groom of the chamber to Elizabeth, James I and 
Charles I. 

There was a Robert Traske instituted to the diaconate of Banwell 19 Nov. 
1582. He may have been the " Robart," son of John, also. 

It would be interesting to find out the descendants of William, the other son 
of John, of Trent. I have an idea, perhaps it is fanciful, that we may discover 
that this William (son of John of Trent) was the father of Capf" William 
Traske— your ancestor, and I should not be at all astonished to discover that 
my ancestor John Traske (portreeve of Yeovil, in 1630) also came of the family 
of John of Trent. I shall leave no stone unturned till I either prove or dis- 
prove the supposition." 

Henry F. Waters, A.M., furnished the Essex Institute Historical Col- 
lections at Salem, Mass., in 1880, vol. xvii. page 121, with the following: 

John Traske, of Trent, Co. Somerset, husbandman; 21 Nov. 1558, proved 15 
Nov., 1574; to be buried In church yard of Trent; to St. Andrew's church of 
Wells; to parish church of Mowdeforde; wife Edith, sons William, Harry, 
Robart. dau«;hters Mary and Alice. His wife Edith having dcc'd, administration 
was granted to Robert and Henry, sons of the deceased. [Jfar^j/n, L. 43.] 

John Traske, of East Coker, Co. Somerset; 27 April, 1598, proved 20 May, 
151)8 ; daughter Mary, wife Alice (with child) ; Reynold Traske a witness. 

[l^tryn, L. 44. J 

It will be noted that the Balch and the Traske families are both spoken 
of as either living or owning land in East Coker. One of the founders of 
a neighboring and allied family in Essex County, Massachusetts, was almost 
always called William Dodge of Coker. 


By William H. Osborne, Esq., of Boston, 

Considering the great interest now felt in every thing pertaining to 
the history of the period of the American Revolution, it has occurred to 
me that the following facts concerning the military record of an old colony 
family, might properly be given a place in the colimins of your highly 

Militm^ Services of the Onborne Family, [July, 

treagiired periodical. T do not claim that this record, which is drawn from 
oflieial aourceg, uot family tra^litioti, k uneijualled in its patriotic features ; 
but it is my belief, based upon the results of careful investigation, that it 
has few superiors, and in mauy respects is unique and remarkable. The 
Bubjecis of this record were all humble men, wholly unknown to fame, ex- 
cept BA their devoted service to iheir country bas earned them such distinc- 

George Osborne of Pembroke, Massachusetts, was forty-two years of age 
at the breaking out of the Revolution, He had ei^ht sous, seven of whom, 
together with himself, served terms of varying lengths in l!ie army and 
navy during that war. The name of the father and his sons, George, Jr., 
aud Thomas, are lirsl found on a roll of a conipany of mimite meft^ com- 
manded by Captain Crushing, that marched from the West Parish of Pem- 
broke on the sJ&mi of the 1 9th ol April, 177o. The father's name fur- 
ther appears on the roll of Capt, Hamlen*s Company, Col. Thomas' liegi- 
ment, for service at R ox bury, from May 1st to August 1st, 177*^ ; on tbe 
roll of Capt. Ilateh's Company for service at Weymouth and Brain tree 
Farms on the alarm of March, 177G ; on the roll of Capt Stetson's Com- 
pany, CoL Dyke*s Regt,, at Dorchester Heights in November, I77G, and 
again on the roll of C*apt. Hatch* s Cora p any at Bristol, Rhode Islandt on 
the alarm of Dcfceuiber Hth^ 177*]. 

His seven sons emulated hie patriotic example in this wise : George, 
Junior, tus Bta.ted, served first with his father on the alarm of Lexington. 
He was with Capt. Hatch at Weymouth and Brain tree Farms on the 
alarm of March, 177*]. Enlisting in Capt. Nelson's Company, Colonel 
Willard's Regiment^ fee served in the camj>aign against Burgoyne, under 
Gates, in 1777- In January, 17H0» he again entered the army, serving in 
Capt. Bailey's Comjiany, Col. Bailey'e Regiment, under two enlistments, to 
the close of the war, being twenty years of age at the time of his first en- 

Feleg was twelve years of age when the war began, and when fourteen 
years of age in 1777, he served from April to June on the ** forty days' ei- 
pedition " to Rhode Island. From July, 1777, to January, 1778 he was 
under enlistment for service in the New England States in CoL Robinson's 
Regiment. For fifteen days in March* 17H1, he served again in Rhode 
Island, and wound up his service by enlisting as a marine on the frigate 
" Deane*' in December, 1781, being in the course of a few days after trans- 
ferred, together with several of his brothers, to the famous frigate ** Al- 
liance,'' under Capt, John Barry, and serving till June, 1782, practically to 
the end of the war. 

The third son, Michael, commenced his service in Capt. Sparrow's Com- 
pany, CoL Nathan Tyler's Regiment, serving four mouths and twenty days 
in Rhode Island, between July and l>ecember, 1779. He served in the 
same company one month in 1780, and later in the same year his name 
appears on a roU of sit montlis* men, raised by the town of Pembroke, 
serving under this enlistment in Wa^jbington's army at the camp at Totawa 
and Preakneas, New Jersey, till January, 1781, lie served it* Ck>L Cot- 
ton's Regiment on the " forty days' expedition" to Rhode Island, and con- 
cluded his service on the frigate " Deane ** between December^ 1781, and 
May, 1782. 

John enlisted as a " Boy/* and served three times in the navy, once ou 
the brigantine "Tyrannicide" in 177J>; again in 177^ on the ship " Gen- 
eral Putnam/* and lastly, m 1782, on the frigate " Deane/* 

1900.] Military Services of the Osbonie Family. 


Hugh Osborne was fourteen yeara of age when tbe war broke out, and 
in 177B ^>erformed sen*ice at Dorchester Heights in CoL Dyke's Regiraeivt, 
&nd agAiu the iiiimt* yeiir in Rhode Island in Capt, Hatch's Company- In 
1777 he served again in Rhode Islanri, in Col* Titeomb's Regiment, for a 
period of two months and six days. Hetween July, 1778, and ApnK 1779, 
he served In Penusylvania, New York and Xew tfersey in Col* Bailey *« 
Regiment, and tx>ncluded hia service, as did several of \\\% brothers^ hy en- 
Itf^ting as a marine ou the frigate ** Deauo" in December, 1781, and serving 
till iMay, 1782. 

The son William enlisted with his brothers, Thomas, Hugh, John and 
Peleg, on the frigate " Deane" in Beoember, 1781 ; was afterwards trans- 
ferred to the frigate ** Alliance/' ou which ho died in 1782. 

We conclude this reeord with that of Thomas Osborne, who marched 
with hb father and brother George ou the alarm of Lexington. A few 
days after hx^ return from this march he joined Capt. Haralen*s Company 
of CoL Bailey's Regiment, marched to the siege of Boston, and was present 
during the entire siege. After the evacuation of Boston he marched with 
Wafihington^s army to New York city, and was iu the battles of Lung 
Island, August 27, 177<li Ilarlem Ileights, Septemljer 15, 177^?; Wliite 
Plains, October 2Sy 177tu Trenton, N. J., December 26, 177G, and Prince- 
ion, N. J., January 3, 1777, He went with Washington's army, after the 
latter battle, to Morris town Heights, where he was discharged January 15, 
1777, making a continuous service of twenty-one and one-half months. In 
Apnl, 1777, he enlisted in Col. Staunton'* Regiment, to serve in Rhode 
Island. After his return from tbia service in June, 1778, he enlisted in 
Capt* Hatch's Company for nine months atid went to West Point, New 
York* Immediately after the completion of this service, he entered 
the Pennsylvania Line for one year. In March or April, 1780, he 
returned to bis home, but at once entered the sea service, and is reported 
to have enlisted on the Massachusetts armed vessel, the ** Protector,'* com- 
mandetl by Capt. John Foster Williams of Bo«ton, Ju June of that year 
the ** Protector" bad an engagement with the British ship *' Admiral Duff," 
and captured her. While on a second cruise on the ** Protector" (1781), he 
was in the engagement with the English vessels the ** Roebuck " and '^ May- 
day," was severely wounded and captured with his vessel and her officers and 
crew, carried to Halifax, Nova Scotia, a prisoner of war, where he was de- 
tained six months. Upon being relestsed toward tbe close of the year he 
enlisted on the frigate " Deane " (December, 1781 ), was transferred to the 
•'Alliance** a few day a later, and set sfiil ou her December 25th {1781), 
far L'Orient, France, ha>ing on board ag passengers the Marquii de la 
Faj/eUe and the Count de Noalleg, As ia well known, the " Alliance,'* 
which was tii ought to be the finest ship in the American navy, whs at this 
lime commanded by Capt. John Barry. After leaving her distingiushed 
piisengers at L 'Orient, she proceeded upon a successful cruise, lighting, as ts 
d&ioiaa, the last battle of the war for American independence upon either 
land or sea. Thoinas Osl>ome, as appears by his sworn statement, served 
on tilts gallant ship till she went out of commission in March, 1783, and 
thai served, including his six months' imprisonment, a period of seven 
jean and about nine months. He died at Bridge water, Massachusetts, in 
1837, al the advanced age of seventy-nine jears^ having entered the army 
ftt the ige of seventeen years. 


Duuton Family. 



By ZoBTH S. Eldbedoe, Esq., qX Ban Francisco^ CaL 

1n 1G47 there lived in the town of lieadiiig, Mass,, Robert and Samuel 
Dunton^ They were, pc^rhaps, broLliers; they may have been father aad 
eon- Hiey were among the earliest settlers, and imme to Residing from 
Lynn. Kol)ert was a sel<-etman of l|ie town from KU7 to ItMlK 

Samuel IXiwron married Hannab (or Anna), daughter of Henry and 
Margaret Ftlch. He died in lieading, October 9, 1083, 

Children, born in Reading: 

2, i. 8ami?kl,' b. Oct 15, 1647; m, Sarah Kendall. 

iL Hanmab, b. Feb. 24, 1649-50^ m. Thomas Williams. 

iiL Natkanikl. b. Jaa. Ifi, lG55-€ ; m. (1) Sarah -, (2) Abigail Lllley, 

(3) Ablfjall Richardson. 
Iv. ELiXABiaii, b. March 25, 1658; m. Nathaniel Evans. 
V, Sara Up b. Mai'ch 28, 1660. 
vL Mary, b. March 6, 1661; d. in Andover Feb. 17» 1774. *»Anold 

y\\. Ruth, b. April 4, 1663. 

and perhaps 
vlii. John, 
Jx. Thomas. 

2. Samukl" DtTNToN (Sftmiiei^)^ born in Reading, October 15, 1647; 
marned In Reading Juoe 17, 1673, Sarah, daughter of Deacon 
Thomas and Rebecca Kendjill. She was born in Residing, June 22, 
1G53. Samuel Dunton was a soldier of King Philip's war^ and 
served under Captain Thoiinia Wheeler in the expedition against 
the Nipmucks, to Quabaug {Brookfield), and to Groton. He died 

before 17Clf», and his widow married Richardsom 

Children, Imni in Reading: 

3, I 

Samuel,' b. July 17, IfiJ-i; m. Anua — . 

Sarah» b. Feb. 22, 167G-7; m. Thomas Frost. 
liicaKCCA, b. Feb. 13, 1^7S-9; d. ia young womanhood. 

Iv. EuENEZER, b. April 29, 1681; removed to lioxbary, 
v. Thomas, b. Oct. 9, 1683; d. Nov. 9, 1683. 

3* Samdkl DtTNTON (Samueiy^ SamtteP)^ born in Eeadiug, July 17, 1674 ; 

died in Woburn, Mass,, about !705; marrie<l Anna . I 

know but little of him, and have been nnable to learn who his wife 
was. His children were placed under the guardianship of their 
mother in 1705, the father being dead. 
Children : 

I, Rebboca,* b. about 1698. 
4. ii. Samuel, b. about 1(>99; m. DeboTah Fierce, 

4» Samuel* Ditnton {Satmtd,^ Samuel,^ Sanut^l^), born about l(iJ)9; 
married in Woburn, Septeralior 25, 1722, Deborah, daughter of Ben- 
jamin and Marv (Read) Pierce. She was born in Wob^im, r>ecem- 
ber *% 17UU, and died in Wrentham, Mass., August 8, 1762, Her 
father, Benjamin Pierce, was the son of Sergeiint Thomas Pierce, 
and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Ryce and Arrold Cole. Her 
mother, Mary Read, was the daughter of Ralph and Mary (Peirce) 
Read, and was horn in Wobnrn, October 15, 1670. Samuel Dim- 
ton resided in Woburn, probably on the place bought by his lather. 

1900.] Bunion Family. 287 

and inherited from him. In 1722 he bought a 27-acre lot of 
Samuel Pierce. On May 27, 1728, he sold &e property inherited 
from his father, together with the twenty-fleven acres bought from 
Samuel Pierce — a dwelling house and ninety acres of land — for 
JE170, and removed to Wrentham. 
Children : 

6. i. Samuel,* b. in Woburn, June 27, 1723 ; m. Sarah Bennett. 

11. Deborah, b. in Wobum, Jan. 1, 1724-5; m. Ebenezer Lawrence. 

ill. Hkbecca, b. in Woburn, Dec. 20, 1726; m. Capt. Jonathan Whitney. 

Iv. Thomas, b. in Wrentham, May 17, 1729; d. Jan. 24, 1749-60. 

V. Ebenezer, b. in Wrentham, March 19, 1730-31 ; m. Bulah Cheney. 

vi. Benjamin, b. in Wrentham, Feb. 8, 1732. 

vii. Gershom, b. in Wrentham, Feb. 8, 1734-6. 

Till. Jesse, b. in Wrentham, March 27, 1737. 

iz. Sarah, b. in Wrentham, Sept. 3, 1739; m. Ebenezer Tucker. 

z. MoLLEY, b. in Wrentham, March 5, 1741 ; d. Aug. 6, 1741. 

xi. Jerusua, b. in Wrentham, Nov. 12, 1746. 

5. Samuel* Dunton (Samueij^ Samuely* Samuel,^ Samuel}), bom in 

Woburn, June 27, 1723; died in Wrentham, October 28, 1748; 
married in Wrentham, March 15, 1747-8, Sarah Bennett I do 
not know who she was. I have searched far and wide for her, but, 
so far, in vain. The Wrentham records state that Samuel Dunton 
was killed by the fall of a tree. Flis widow, Sarah, married again, 
in Wrentham, October 27, 1757, Josiah Holmes of Ashford, Conn. 
Children : 

6. 1. Samuel,' b. in Wrentham, Nov. 20, 1748; m. (1) Lois Pearl, (2) 
Lavina Marcy. 

6. Samuel* Dunton (Scunuel,^ Samuel,^ Scunuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel}), 

horn in Wrentham, November 30, 1748; died in Willington, Conn., 
May 1, 1813; married, first, in Willington, August 7, 1771, Lois, 
dau^rhter of Captain Timothy and Dinah (Ilolt) Pearl. She was 
born in Willington, April 21, 1753, and died there July 15, 1788. 
Her mother, Dinah Holt, was born in Windham, Conn., March 17, 
1727, and was the daughter of Captain Joshua and Ketrurah (Holt) 
Holt. Ketrurah was the daughter of Henry and Sarah (Ballard) 
Holt of Audover, Mass., and Sarah Ballard, wife of Henry Holt, 
was the daughter of William Ballard of Andover. Captain Joshua 
Holt was the son of Nicholas^ (Nicholas^) Holt of Andover, and 
Mary Russell (daughter of Robert) his wife. Captain Timothy 
Pearl, the father of Lois (Pearl) Dunton, was bom in Windham, 
Octolwr 24, 1723, and died in Willington, October 19, 1789. He 
was the son of Timothy and Elizabeth (Stevens) Pearl of Andover, 
and grandson of John Pearl from Skid by, Yorkshire, England, and 
Elizabeth Holmes (daughter of Richard of Rowley), his wife. 
P2lizabeth Stevens, wife of Timothy Pearl, was the daughter of 
Nathan and Elizabeth (Abbot) Stevens. Elizabeth Abbot was the 
youngest daughter of George Abbot, the first, of Andover, and 
Hjmuah Chandler (daughter of William), his wife. Nathan Stevens 
was the son of Lieutenant John Stevens, who died in the service in 
1()H9, at Casco, and Hannah Barnard (daughter of Robert), his 
wife. After the death of his first wife, Samuel Dunton married, 
second, in Willington, December 4, 1788, Lavina, daughter of 
ZelKKiiah and Priscilla (Morris) Marcy. Samuel Dunton was bom 
thirty-two days after the tragic death of his father. For nine years 


John Hammond of Lavenham. 


the mother and son lived in Wren th am, and then she married Josiah 
Holmes, and went to liYe with him in Ashford, taking her father- 
leas hoy with her. For a time they lived in Ashford, and then re- 
moved to Stafford, Conn., where the hoy grew up. That Holmes 
proved a kind step-father to the little fellow is evidenced hv the fact 
tliat Samuel named hb third child Josiah, for hie mother's husband. 
I do not know when he c^me to Willington, hut it w^a8 prol>ablj 
ftome time previmiK to his first marriage. He hougjht a place in 
East Willington, and the houflc he built ia still standing. Samuel 
Dunton was a man who fully realized his responsihililiea and lived 
np to til era. He held to the end the res|>eet and esteem of his fel- 
low men* Brought up to the trade of blacksmith, he maintjuned 
himself and Bupported hie family by honest toil* He was a deacon 
of the church, and was also church clerk. From 1790 to 1809 he 
rep resented hia district in the Connecticut Legislature, at a time 
when to be selected for such a position was a mark of distinction. 
He was a justice of the peace ^md an associate justice of the county 
court. He was a soldier of the Revolutiou, and was a sergeant of 
the Sixth Company, Third Battalion, Wads worth's Brigade* He 
joined the battadion when it was nused, in Jtme, 1776, and served 
until it was dismissed in December of that year. He saw service 
under Washington in New York city, and his battalion was caught 
in the retreat from the city SepteraiSer 15 th, and suffered some lo6». 

It was engaged also at the battle of Wliite Plains, October 28th. 

Children, all born in Willington. By first wife, Lois Pearl ; 

i. AMASfA/ b* Jan, 5, 1732; m. Mary Taylor. 

U. Lkonard, b. March 20, 1774; d. Oct. 2&. 1775. 

UL JosiAH. b. Nov. 20, 1777. Living, In 1S55, In Cambridge, N. Y. 

Iv. SAitAH. h. Dec. 8, 1779. 

V. Lkonabd, b. July 2, 1782. 

vl, LoiB. b. Oct. 4, 1784; m. Zoetli EMredgre. 

vii. Samuel, b. Dec. 13, 1787 ; d. June 2, 1798. 

By seeond wife, Lavina IMarcy : 

viii. llALPH, b. Nov. 19, 1792; d. Jan. 14, 179S. 

ix* LoDiCKA, b. Sept. 22, 1794^ m. Joseph Merrick. 

X. EuzA, b. April 12, 1801; m, Orrln Hcilt. 


Contributed bj F. S. Hammojcu^ Esq., of Oneida, N.T. 

John Hammond, the clothier of Lavenham, County of Suffolk, Eng- 
land, was born between 15Q0 and 1520, probably at Mcdford, aa his father 
appt^*irs to have J>een living there before 1517. No record of his birth has 
been found, and there is nothing to show his age at the lime of hia death 
in 1551, It is evident, however, that his children were all young at tho 
lime, and the fact that hie widow survived him for twenty-sii years would 
indicate that he was a comparatively young man at the time of his death. 

The dates of birtlis of his children cannot be found, but William waa 
probably the eldest son, although there is no positive evidence to prove that 
lie waa the eldest child. He is mentione<i tirfit in his father's will, and ia 
named with his mother as executor of tbe will, which would indicate that 

woo.] First Church of Rochinghamj Vt. 289 

he was older than his brother Thomas ; but to Thomas is left the house in 
Melford, while William appears to have received only £5. 

The fact that William was named with his father in the deed of trust, 
given below, would seem to establish the fact of his being the eldest son. 

The following abstract of John's will was furnished by Major Henry C. 
Maiden, a brother-in-law of Rev. Canon Thomas Scott, Rector . of Laven- 
ham, in 1897, and is dated Dec 22, 1550 : 

** I John Hamond, of Lavenham, Clothier" &c. 

Item, I give and bequeathe to Agnes my welf £80. 

Item, I give and bequeathe to Will™ Hamond my spnne £5, to be paide hym 
wX the age of 21 yeres. 

Item, I give and bequeathe to Elizabeth, Margaret, and Johane, my daughters, 
to every one of them £6. 88 4d, to be paide them at the age of 21 yeres. 

Item, I give and bequeathe to Thomas Hamond, my sonne my house in Mel- 
ford, late John Hamonde my ifothers, holdyn by copye of Courte Rolle now of 
my Lady Mary's grace, to enter at the age of 21 yeres. 

Item, I give and bequeathe to my said sonne Thomas £4. 

I appoint my wyfe Agnes and my sonne Will^^ executors of this my last Will. 
Proved at Lambeth, June 5, 1551. 

The following is a copy of the deed of trust mentioned above, dated July 
25, 1548, in which one William Page of Brandeston, near Lavenham, con- 
veys a copse and meadow to twenty-five trustees for the good of the poor 
ef Lavenham for ever. 

Indenture at Lavenham Rector. 

Omnibus X** fldelibus ad quos hoc presens carta Indentata perve*int Will* 
Page de Lavenham. Salutem in Duo sempitemam. Sciatis me prefatum W"* 
Page dimisisse, tradidisse, feofasse et hac presenti carta mea indentata conlir- 
masse Will^ Rysbic, Generoso Roberto Risbie, Thome Risbie et Georgio Risbie 
flliis dlcti Willi Rysbie, Marteno Sudeley Generoso et Marteno Alio suo, Willo 
Grome et Willo Alio suo, Rogero Grome et Thome Alio suo, Thome Sexteyn, 
Georgio Fye et Georgio flilo suo, Rol>erto Crltost, Johni Whattoke, cloth- 
maker, et Johni Alio suo Willo Cawston, Alano Sexteyn, Johni Warde, Roberto 
Brlnwyn, Johni Hamonde et Willo Hamonde Alio suo, Roberto Lynche, Hugoni 
Southill, Edwo Prykke et Willo Rockeley unam peciam prati vocatam Bran- 
deston medowe, et unam peciam bosci voc»» Brandeston Grove cum suis per- 
tincntibus in villa de Lavenham prcdicta. Quae quidam pecio prati et bosci 
erunt ad paupercs sustentandos infra villa de Lav"^ predict in perpetuum. In 
omnis rei testimonium huic presenti carte indentate sigillum meum opposui. 
Datum vicesimo quinto die July Anno regis Edwardi Sexti dei Gra Anglie 
fHrancie et Hiberne Regis Adei Defensoris et in terra Anglicane et Hibeme 
Ecclesie Capitis secuudo. 

(Signed) per me Will™ Page 

(Endorsed) Possessio et status data est in prsesens Johnui Waren Nicholas 
Waren Thome— (illegible) Johni Vale cum multis aliis 

2 £dw 6 1548 



Copied by Thomas Bellows Peck, Esq., of Walpole, N. H. 
[CoDtluued from page 202.] 


Sept. 4. Chh Met according to appointment & Voted 

1. that the Chh Covenant Stand without any Alterations & no Adult 
Persons be admitted to Priveledges & taken under the Watch & Care 
of the Chh without promising an Attendance on the Lord's Table. . 


First Church of Rockingham, Vt, 


2. that perBona having c>wn*d the Covenant elsewhere Residing among 
us» maj receive Privekdnfes in this C'Jih even while they do not 
come to the Table of the Lord So Long as in the Judgment of 
Charity, the Chh can suppose tliey are eodeavotiring to remove their 
Scruples as to Coming to the Table of the Lord, & in other Re- 
spects live answerable to a CIiriRtian Profession 
3- Voted that the Pastor desire of Brother Joseph Wood the Reasons 
of iiis Still absenting from the Lord's Table. 
Sept. 8. Married Charles Richards Juti'^ & MoUj Arwin of Rockingham 
Sept, 13. Received Hannah Smith of Chester into the Chh having been 
Propounded, & Baptiz'd her. 

Sept. 20. Baptiz'd Mercy Daughter of Peter & Mercy Evans. 
Sept. 27. Received Bethiah Duttou into the Chh. also Baptiz'd Rnfus & 
Mercy Children of Isaac & Stoell also Ralph Parker Son of Eleazer 

& Ruth Stearns. 

Oct. 4. Baptiz'd William jViison Son of John & Esther Chandler also 
Da^id Lydia Baihsheba & Sarah Cliildren of Thomas & Susanna Stone 

Oct. 13. Baptiz'd John King Son of John & Martha Lovell, <Jt Perley 
Son of Thomas & Bethiah Dutton. Chh Tarried Voted to Comply with 
the Request of Wefltminster Chh & Chose £li&3 Olc^tt with the Pastor to 
join in Council there 

Nov. L Chh Tarried after Publick Worship, die Result of the Council 
at Westminster was Read^ and the Chh were further in form VI as to what 
appeared to be the Opinion of that Council as to Several matters that came 
under their Consideration. 

Dec. 10. Married Eli Evans & Hannah Larcam of Rockingham 


Jan, 1 7. Baptiz'd Thomas Son of Abraham & Sawyer, also Abi- 

gail Daughter of Jahez & Persia Sargeants at Cheater. 

Jan. 24. Jlarried Samuel Stafford as he Called himself a Stranger & 
Abigail Fuller of Rockingham. 

May 9. Baptiz'd David Son of Col bum & Elenor PreKtoo. 

May 23. Ba]>tizVl Sarah Daughter of A¥illiam & Elisabeth Stearna 

June 21 Married Benjamin Wilbams of CharleBtown & Polly Lovell 
of Rockingham. 

Jiine 22. Married Moses Allen of Greenfield & Mary Larrabee of 

July 4, Baptiz'd Lucinda Daughter of Fairbanks & Esther Moors also 
read the Confer si on of Eli & Hfuinah Evans & propounded them to the Chh, 

July 25. Rcceiv'd Eli & Hannah Evana into the Chh. also Baptk'd 
Jesse Son of Eli & Hannah Evans. 

Aug. 8. BaptizM An nice Daughter of Caleb & Elisabeth Church* 

Aug. 22. Baptiz'd Betsi & Daniel Children of Moses & Jerusha Marsh, 
also Zehulon Son of Jonathan <& Eunice Burr. 

Aug. 29. Chh Tarried & appointed a Chh Meeting Sept 8^. 

Sept. 5. Chh met according to appointment. Jacob Pease & Wife ex- 
hibiting a Recommendatory Letter were received into the Chh — Brother 
Joseph Wood informal the Chh that his having absented from the Lord's 
Table was on account of the Difficulties of Publick jVlfaira & that he had 
tho't it to be a greater evi! for him to partake than Absent, Imt that he 
was now Sensible of his having no Scripture Rule to Justify liis absentingi 
desiring the Chh to overlook his Neglect & that he might again Commune 
with us 

1900.] First Church of Rockingham, Vt. 291 

Voted that the Chh is Satisfied herewith. 

As Some were dissatisfied with Deac Evans, the Vote was pnt Whether 
the Chh were Satisfied with hun, passed in the Afiirmatiye Deac Evans re- 
quested to be dismissed from Serving in the Office of Deacon. It was put 
to Vote whether the Chh would dismiss him. passed in the negative. 

Sept. 5. Baptiz'd Samuel & Anna Children of Ebenezer & Anna Pat- 
terson also Bethiah Daughter of Thomas & Bethiah Dutton at Evening. 
Married Jonathan Fuller & Rhoda Pease, also Elijah Knights & Mercj 
Fuller, all of Rockingham. 

Sept. 1 6. Married Josiah White & Elisabeth Pulsipher of Rockingham 

Sept. 26. Chh Tarried a Complaint of Nathaniel Davis against Deac° 
Evans was Read, & after some Consideration the Question was put whether 
the Complaint should lie in the Chh without acting upon it at present in 
the manner as therein Desir'd, pass'd in the Affirmative It was then pro- 
pos'd that a Committee should be Chosen such as would be Satisfactory to 
the Parties to hear the matter in Dispute, the Parties then acquiesced in 
the Method & pitched upon five of the Brethren for the Committee, the 
Question was then put whether these Viz. Jehiel Webb, Jacob Pease E^ias 
Olcott, Ebenezer Fuller & Joseph Wood Should be the Committee for the 
Purpose afores^d pass'd in the affirmative. 

Octob. 3. Chh Tarried & the Conmiittee Reported that having heard the 
Evidences the Complaint of Nathaniel Davis against Deacon Evans was 
not supported, the Question was put whether the Chh would act any fur- 
ther upon the Complaint, pass'd in the Negative. 

Octob. 4. Married Nathaniel Miner & Mary Camp of Rockingham 

Octob. 18. Married M' McKenzie to the Widow Lois Spencer of 

Nov. 7. Baptized Mary Daughter of Jehiel & Mary Webb. — Chh Tar- 
ried & Brother P^benezer Fuller informed the Chh that he desired his 
Daughter Abio^ail's Cliildren might be baptiz'd upon his Account Chh 
Vot«i to Consider on it 

Nov. 14. Chh Tarried when the Chh were informed of the Desire of 
Doct' Reuben Jones & his Wife to be propounded to the Chh & join in 
full Communion, but that Doct*" Reuben Jones would not give an Assent to 
the Covenant, which was Customary to be assented to by Persons before 
they are receiv'd into full Communion if the Chh insisted upon it as a term 
of Communion, but if it was only desir'd of him by the Chh as a favour, he 
was ready to do it, he being present further explained himself & gave his 
Reasons before the Chh, & the Chh Voted that the Matter rest for Con- 

Nov. 28. Chh Tarried after Divine Service when a draught of a Letter 
was read to be Consider*d whether they would send it to Doct' Jones, the 
Chh acted nothing upon it. but appointed a Chh Meeting to be on the 15 
of December 

Dec. 5. Married Natlian Wright & Thankful Eastman of Rockingham 

Dec. 7. Married Benjamin Ilarris of Hadley & Hannah Galusha of 

Dec 15. Chh Met according to appointment at M*^ Whitings 

1. Put to Vote Whether Brother Ebenezer Fuller might have his 
Daughter Abigails Children baptiz'd upon his & his Wives account, 
in the method he desired pass*d in the negative. 

2. Doct' Reuben Jones being Present, Such matters were treated of 
in Conversation as were Satisfactory on both Sides. . 


First Church of Rockingham, Vt. 



Fi^b. 7. Married William Stowell & Pbebe Sartvvell both of Walpole 
Feb. 13. Reeeiv'd Reuben & Eunice Jones into tlie Chb & baptiz'd 
John Son of Reuben & Eiinictj Jones uIbo Biitsi Lane Daug;hter of L^mtiel 
& Sargeantfl, 

]\Iar. 5. Chh tarried after Publick Worship & it was a^k't whether the 
Chb vvoidd Act upon a Verbal Complaint of Deac" Evans,— the Motion 
was made & the QiicHtion was put whether the Chh would Estaldish it as a 
Rule to act upon no Complaint unless thej were written passed in the 

March 7* Baptiz*d Abiel Daughter of Isaiah & Dorcas Johnson at 
their house, being Sick, present Jabez Sargents & Jabez Jun"^ 
April 2* BaptizM Mary Daughter of Saraael & Mary Whiting 
April 1:^. Married Abel White & Hannah Clossoii of Hoekiughara. 
April D>. Chh tarried ^ appointed a Chh Meeting on Wednesday 2(>tJi 
April 28 on account of Fast appointed Chh Meeting 27th 
April 27. Chh Met according to ajipointmeut & informed M*" Davis of 
their uiieasinesa with him for Continuing Ids Contention with Deac' Evans, 
& iu not resting Satisfied with the doings of the Chh in respect to Him. 
after some time, according to a proposal made. Dc\a€. Evans Said before the 
Chh that if he had injured M"" Davis any way in his Name or Estate he 
was sorry for it. & meant to treat M^ Davis's Character with Brotherly 
Tenderness which was Satisfactory to M*^ Davis. M"" Davis al»o Said 
l>efore the Chli & to the Chh that he was Sensible that upon Provocations 
he had fallen into unbecoming Passions & in his Expressions had broken 
gocnl Rules, & wherein he had given occasion of offence to the Chh he was 
sorry therefor desir'd that it might be overlook'! & their pniy ers for him ; 
the Vote was then Call'd whether it was Satisfactory to the Chb pass'd in 
the Affirmative. 

May 1 4. Baptia'd Anne Daughter of Charles & Irene Ricbaxds 
May 21 BaptizM Naomi Daughter of Sylvanus & Naomi Kingsley 
July 80 Baptiz'd Hannah Daughter of Eli & Hannah Evans. 
Aug. 14 Married Nath^ Davis Jun'' & Lydla Herod of Rockingham 
Octob. 15. BaptizM Daidel Son of Colborn & Elenor Preston. 
Nov. 9. Married Asher Evans of Rockingham & Lecta Sartwell of 

Nov. 26. Propounded Timothy & Rebecca Walker. 
Dec. 17. Chb Tarried & ConvcrsM something in regard to having a 
Sacrament, then Voted that Jacob Pease & Jehiel Webb with the Pastor 
be a Committee to go &. See Sister Elenor Preston to make some Enquiry 
& give Some Advice as they sliall see fit. 

Dec, 24 Received into the Chh Timothy & Rebecca Walker. 


Jan 5. Cbb Tarried after Lecture & Voted 1 Satisfied with the Doings 
of the Committee Chosen to Converse with M" Preston 2dly that in Con- 
sequence of her becoming reconciled lo her Husband the Chh is Satisfied 
& ill Charity with her. 

Jam. 23. Married Elijah Lovell of Rockingham & Abigail Goldsbury of 

Jan 25. Married Frederick Reed & Lovisa Pease of Rockingham* 

March 15, At a Lecture at Chester baptiz'd Lucy Daughter of Timothy 
& Betty Olcxjtt. also Lines Sou of Jabez & Persia SargeanU dfc Abigail 
Daughter of Abiel & Mary Barnes 

1900.] First Church of Rockingham, Vt. 293 

April 29. Baptiz'd Vryling Son of John & Martha Lovell. 

May 27. Baptized Washington Son of Timothy & Rebecca Walker & 
Sarah Daughter of Ebenezer & Rachel Albee. 

May 31. Married Ebenezer Stoell & Parmela Whitney of Rockingham 

June 3 Baptized Ira Son of Jehiel & Mary Webb. 

June 23. Married Leonard Reed & Esther Gould of Rockingham 

July 19 Married Elisha Wright of Rutland & Judith Wright of Rock- 

July 3. Baptiz'd Eli Son of Reuben «fe Eunice Jones. 

July 22. Baptiz'd Sabra Daughter of Oliver & Hannah Lovell. 

July 29. Baptiz'd Olive Daughter of Daniel & Olive Edson. 

August 19. John Ellis was Propounded to the Chh. 

Aug. 26 Lecta Evans was propounded to the Chh. 

Aug. 31. Chh Tarried after Lecture & received into their Communion 
Daniel & Olive Edson being recommended from Bridgwater Chh. 

Sept 2. Received John Ellis & Lecta Evans into the Chh also Phebe 
Stoell made publick Confession & was propounded to the Chh. 

Sept. 9. Baptiz'd Charlotte, Samuel, Polly & Chloe Children of John 
& Urana Ellis. — also propounded Elisabeth Fuller to the Chh. 

Octob. 21. Baptiz'd Salome Daughter of Caleb & Elisabeth Church 

Octob. 28. Receiv'd Phebe Stoell into the Chh. 

Octob. 30. Baptiz'd by M' Houston Jane Daughter of George & Nancy 
McMurphy & Susanna Smith Daughter of Ebenezer & Anne Patterson. 

Nov. 4. Baptiz'd Parthenia Daughter of Elias & Sibbel Olcott 

Nov. 18. Mercy Knights Wife of Elijah Knights made confession & 
was propounded to the Chh. 

Dec 11. Chh Meeting & the Chh Voted to Comply with the request of 
the Chh in Cornish & send their Pastor & Delegates to join in Eicclesiastical 
Council & Chose Jacob Pease & John Lovell Delegates. 

Dec. 15. Married Benjamin Parker & Rachel Weatherbee late of 

Dec. 16. ReceivM Mercy Knights into the Chh. 

Dec. 23. Married Josiah Griswold of Walpole & Susanna Simonds of 

Dec. 30. Receiv'd into the Chh Elisabeth Fuller, Brother Joseph 
Wood & Nathaniel Davis Publickly objecting against it. a Vote was 
taken, four or more of those Present holding up their hands for it, & 
none hoMing up their hands when the Contrary was put. 


Feb. 10. Married Sam^ Smith of Amlierst & Sabra Debelle of Charls- 

Feb. 17. Baptiz'd Simeon Son of Elijah Knights & Mercy, a Chh 
Mc^eting was appointed on Friday Feb. 22*^ 

Feb. 22. Chh met, according to appointment, when it being propos'd to 
Brother Joseph Wood to inform the Chh what was his Uneasiness, he 
Said he was uneasy with the Chh for receiving Pllisabeth Fuller into Com- 
munion, the Chh hearing his reasons to Convince them they had done 
Wrong some proposals were made to him which were not satisfactory. 
the Question being mov'd was put whether the Chh are Satisfied with the 
Proceedings on Lord's Day December 30th in Receiving Elisabeth Fuller 
into Communion, passed in the affirmative. 

March 24. A Chh Meeting was appointed on the 28th 
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Sept 15. Baptiz'd Elijah Son of Ebenezer & Rachel Albee also pro- 
pounded Vashd EvanB to the Chh. 

Sept 22 Received Sarah Cooper into the Chh 

Nov. 10. Received Vashti Evans into the Chh. & Baptiz'd Eli Son of 
Eli & Hannah Evans. 

Dec. 22. Propound Priscilla Pulsipher to the Chh 

Chh tarried Read a Draught of a Letter to Thomas Chandler Jahez 
Sargeants & others in Chester. Voted that it be sent. 

2. Voted that Deac. Pease Jehiel Webb Peter Evans Jun' William 
Simonds & Daniel Edson be a Committee to Confer with Brother Joseph 
Woods & with Jonas Hazeltine. 


January 26. Baptiz'd Abigail Daughter of Samuel & Mary Whiting 
Chh tarried, the Committee Chosen to Confer with Joseph Woods & 
Jonas Hazeltine make Report to the Chh. 

1 The Question was put whether the Chh were willing to Receive 
Jonas Hazeltine into Communion, it was no vote being a tie. 

2 Whether the Chh were Satisfied that the Chh Covenant Should 
stand as it does passed in the affirmative 

A Draught of a Second Admonition to M' Davis was read 

3. Voted that the Pastor send this Second Admonition to M' Davis in 
the Name of the Chh. 

April 20. Chh tarried Read to them a Letter from Thomas Chandler 
Clerk of the Chh in Chester. & a draught of answer to the Chh in Ches- 
ter. Voted that it be sent. 

April 27. Baptiz'd John Son of John <& Urana Ellis 

May 4. Baptiz'd Martha Daughter of John & Martha Lovell. Pro- 
pounded Rhoda Fuller to the Chh. 

May 1 1 . Receiv'd Priscilla Pulsipher into the Chh. 

May 18. Appointed a Chh Meeting to be on Wednesday 21 Instant 

May 21 Chh met according to appointment. M^ Davis being under 
the Admonition of the Chh. desir'd that the Chh would join with him in 
Calling a Council to hear & advise as to his Matter of grievance. 

1 Voted to Call a Council of Neighbouring Chhs for this purpose viz 
Charlestown Walpole & Westminster, these being agreed to by M*^ Davis. 

2. Made Choice of Deac Pease M^ Edson & Peter Evans Jun*^ with the 
Pastor to be a Committee with M*^ Davis to Send the Letters Missive. 

3. Made choice of the three Deacons John Lovell Daniel Edson & 
Peter Evans Jun*^ with the Pastor as a Committee to prepare matters to 
lay before the Council. 

4 the Question was put whether the Chh were willing to dismiss & 
Recommend Brother Joseph Wood to any Chh of our Communion, upon 
their being Satisfied that he has attended on Publick Worship & Ordi- 
nances in such Chh for some considerable time Pass*d in the Affirmative 

June 29. Received Rhoda P^uller into the Chh. also Baptiz'd Pllisabeth 
Stoell & Samuel Woo<ls Children of David & Priscilla Pulsipher 

July G. After Publick Worship Brother Nathaniel Davis desiring the 
Congregation to Stop, read to them a paper in these Words or nearly. If 
I have said any thing that has given just Occasion of Offence to any in this 
Chh I am sorry for it 

July 0. Clih Tarried after Publick Worship 

1 The (Question was put, whether the Pastor be directed to Examine 
particularly all tliat offer themselves to be propounded to the Chh as to 


First Church of Rockingham, Vt. 


their Sentimenta respecting Iiifatit Bitptboi & if tliey do not hold to Infant 
Baptiftni as it is genemlly held to iu the Con»^regational Chlis, & do nat 
think it their Duty to brin^if theij* Children to Baptism in luiancy, that it 
be rnr ntioD*d to the Chh vvht^n they are propounded, & if they are receiv'd 
into tlie C'lih be matter of liecord. pui^s*d in the jilhnnative* 

2, Tlie Question was ]rut whetber the Chh woidd reeeive JoDas Ilazle- 
tine into their Communion & under their Wiiteh (Sb Can?, & that it be Re- 
corded that he did Ji*t hold to Infant Baptism. Pags'd in tlie Artirraative. 

3. ReeeivM Sanili Round v into the Chh being recommended from the 
Chh in Ware. 

Jidy 27. Received Jonas Hazletine into the Chh, also Baptized Eben- 
ezer & Mary Children of Jonathau & Khoda Fuller. 

Ant^mst 3, BaptizVl Elisal>eth Daughter of Lemuel <fe Sargeants 

August 14 Married David Campbell & Amela fh>hnflon of Rockingham. 

August 20 Daniel Edson ^ Elenor Rich art Is ajjpear'd iL he took her 
afl hiB Wedded Wife <Jc sh*' took llim as her Wedded Husband. 

Aug*^ 24. Baptized Hannah Daught*:^ of Jeliiel &. Mary Webb Chh 
tarried read a C<nifej?sioii of M"" Davis Chh Voted it Satisfactory 

Sept 7 BaptizM Abigidl Daughter of John & Whitney 

October 2G Baptized Lynde & Polly Children of William & Susamia 

December 1 4 Chh Tarried after Divine Service When a Complaint of 
Nathaniel Davis agaiuBt John Lovell & others was read <Sb another against 
Daniel Edson. 

1 Voted that the Chh would not act on the Complaint against John 
Lovell & others 

2. Voted that the Com]>kint against Daniel Edson lie for the Present 
d& that W Edson have further opportunity to make Satisfaction to the Chh, 
if he should see fiU 


Feb. 19. Chh met according to appointment at M* Whitings, the Meet- 
ing l>eing opened, ^P Davis witlidrew bis Complaint against RP Edson, M^ 
Edson having given him full Satisfaction 

May 2. a Chh Meeting vva.H appolntt^l to bo on thiirsday following at 
the Meeting house, at 12 oClock, & an Invitation & Dei^ire was made to 
the Congregation that any of them who had any matters which they de- 
sired to Conunnnleate to the Clib, or any grievances iu respect to any of 
the Regulations of the Chh, that they would attend & he free in Opening 
their minds to the Chh. 

May 6. Chh Met according to Appointment, when Some of the Con- 
gregation being present, they Made request to the Chh, that there might be 
a door Open for the Baptism of the Children of Such as had Scruples upon 
their minds about Coming to the Table of the Lord & yet were willing to 
enter into Covenant <Sc pat tliemselves under the Watch <fc Care of tlie Cbh^ 
& offer'd further that they Consider'd this sis a Priveledge which they had 
a riglit to Demand, as they understood that the Cambridge Platform wa« 
to be the Rule by which the Chh was to govem themBclves by. After Con- 
siderable Conference, it was agreed wpou that for the purpose of Coming 
to some mutual Agreement tlu'ee members of the Cldi should be Chosen to 
Join with three persons of the Congregation, as a Committee with the Pas- 
tor to devise & form some Rule of proceeding to be hud before the Chh, m 
order for their Acceptance^ & voting it as a Rule of Proceeding in the Chh- 

1900.] First Church of Rockingham, Vt. 297 

the Chh made Choice of Deac° Peas, Peter Evans Jun' & Jehiel Webb, to 
join with John Herod, Charles Richards & Caleb Church, who were Chosen 
on the part of the Congregation, which Committee were to meet at the 
Rev*^ M' Whitings on thursday, the 27th of May, at Noon. 

May 23 Chh Tarried & Voted to Dismiss & Recommend Elenor Pres- 
ton from this Chh to the Chh in Rutland. 

June 6. Chh Tarried after Divine Service & there was read to them 
the draught of a Vote agreed upon by the Committee Chosen for that pur- 
pose, & it was Voted that a Chh Meeting be appointed to Consider & Act 
upon the Same, & a Chh Meeting was appointed accordingly to be at the 
Meeting House on Tuesday the 15 th of June Instant at one oClock in the 

June 15 Chh met according to Appointment & being opened with 
Prayer, the Draught of a Vote under Consideration was again Read, when 
after Considerable Conference & Debate on the Matter, the Vote was put 
whether the Draught should be receiv*d & it pass'd in the Negative, there 
being a Considerable part that did 'nt Vote either way. after Considerable 
further Conference & Debate, the Question was put 
I 1 Whether the last Vote should be reconsider'd & pass'd in the Affir- 

2. Whether the Draught under Consideration should be* adopted as a 
Rule of Proceeding in the Chh so long as the Chh perceiv'd any good 
effects of the Same & pass'd in the Affirmative. 

the Vote Pass'd is as follows. 

This Chh taking into Consideration the Uneasiness of Numbers of the 
Congregation & their request that they might enjoy a Supposed Prive- 
ledge of having the Ordinance of Baptism administred to their Children, 
tho they do not Come up to the Table of the Lord & join in full Com- 
munion with the Chh — a liberty which is granted in many Chhs of our Com- 
munion tho not so generally as formerly 


1. That the Chh cannot Consider it to be a profession of Faith in 
Christ & Obedience to him, while a Reserve is made as to Coming up to 
the Sacrament of the Supper, & while there is no profession of ObiKlience 
to this Dying Command of the Saviour. 

2. That the Chh would Charitably Suppose that such Adult persons as 
had been Baptiz'd & thereby bro't into the Chh in their Infancy & of good 
Moral Behaviour, did not mean to renounce their Baptism, reject the Au- 
thority watch & Discipline of the Chh or Disclaim all Priveledges from it ; 
by their neglect in not answering the Design of their early Baptism, even 
to profess faith in Clirist & Obedience to Him & thereby make it Their 
own Act & Deed in a professed & publick manner 

3 That the Chh are willing that Baptism be administered to the Chil- 
dren of all Such of whom they can have this Charitable Thot as mention'd 
in the preceding Vote & would desire their Psistor thus to practice. 

4 Voted that such as have been guilty of Moral Scandal do make 
Christian Satisfaction therefor in order to their receiving any Priveledge 
in the Way above mentione<l. 

5 That the Ai)plying for any Priveledge in the Chh shall be under- 
stood as an acknowledgment of the Authority of the Chh over such as 
Apply & that it be Considered as an actual putting themselves under the 
Watch & Care of the Chh & that they receive Priveledges no longer than 
they submit to the Authority & Discipline of the Chh. 


First Church of Rockingham, Vt. 


0. Til at such as do receive Baptism for their Children or any Pnve- 
ledge ill the Wuj above nientioned do make a Publick Profession of their 
Beieif of the Christian RoH<^iou, do acknowledge the Yalidity of their own 
BaptiHui ill InfancY, & their Beieif of the Scriptural Right of Adminiatr- 
ing Baptisra to the Infants of such a^ are raemliers of the Visible Chh^ & 
the propri<_ty of the Moile as practiced in our Chlis. that thev promise to 
brin^ up their Children in the Nurture & Admonition of the Lord & will 
Biibmit to the Discipline of the Chh exercis'd in a Reaaonable & Groflpel 

7. That the Pastor propound such as apply for receiving Priveledge« 
at least one Week Ijefore they are received to Priveletlges & he is desir'd & 
directed to enquire of all ap[dyiiig whether they have for some Reasonable 
term of time Statedly read Gods Word & pray'd ui tlieir Families, 6^ care- 
fully attended on the Worsihip of God VTith t!ieir Familiee on the Lords 
Day & uidess they can .Ins we r in the Alfirmative in these Points, not to 
propotmd them to Priveledgea as without the Practice of these thbigs the 
Chh cannot Consider that there is any kind of Security for the goo<i Edu- 
cation of the Baptized Children or any reasonable ExpectJition of it, 

8. Voted that inasmuch as there m«y be very particular Caution & Care 
needful, m dy ecting persons who m;iy apply for Piivele^lges, and as to 
propounrUng them to the Chh ; Agreable to the Desire of the Pastor the 
Chh flo appoint a Committee of the Chh for liis help & assistance, whom 
the Pastor may at any time call to Ids assistance in any matter of Doubt & 
to whom he may send any applying persons, to obtain their Conseut in 
order to be propounded, & it is uiiderstood that the Committee assist the 
Pastor in any other matters ; «& that thit* method be Continued in the Chh 
flo long as the good Tendeacy <& effects of it appear, 

9 that Daniel Edson, Jehiel Webb, & Deac^ Jacob Pease be the Com- 
mittee for Purposes alwvementioned so long as they shall he willing to 
afford their Service to the Pastor & Chh & give satisfaction to the Chh 

July 10 Chh Tarried after Publick Worship & Votetl that David 
Stanley, Jonas Hazel tine & Ehenexer Clark be mentioned to the Congre- 
gation to see if it is agreable to them that these assist with Mr. W^ebb in 
setting the Psalm Sc leading in singing. 

It was mentioned & no Objection mad©» 


Jan. 22. appointed Chh Meeting on 2%^ 

Jan 26. Chh Met & adjoorned till Sabbath Evening the 29^ after 
Publick Exercises. 

Jan 29. Chh Tarried after Publick Worship & there appearing to be 
such Objection agamst granting the Requeyt of Deacon Jacob Pea« & 
brother Ebe^nezer Fuller as to the Baptism of their grandchildren, that it 
was not thot adviseable to jiut the Vote and the Chh Meeting wasdismiss'd 
without acting upon any thing. 

Feb. 26. the Confession of Jacob Peas Jun' was Read to the Chh ^• 

March 2(>. read a Letter missive from Westminster Chh. 

1 Voted to send to Join in Council according to their reijuest 

2. Voted that Deac" Peter Evans be Delegate for that Purpose, 

Jime 11. Chh Tarried, & Voted that Daniel Edson have a Certificate 
of Ms Regular Standing in this Chh. 

1900.] First Church of Rockingham, Vt. 299 

June 25. Chh & Congregation tarried after Publick Worship When 
Brother Daniel Edson preferred a Certificate from the Anabaptist Chh in 
Richmond as follows 

Richmond June 19 1786 

These may Certify that the first Baptist Chh of Christ in Richmond 
hath received Daniel Edson into Fellowship as a Christian, & to Baptism, 
& do Stand Ready to receive him to full Fellowship & Communion, as a 
member of this Church when he b Dismissed from Qie Chh where he now 

^^^"^ Maturean Ballon 

Pastor of the Church 

Upon M' Edson Desiring a Dismission to Richmond Chh. a Form was 
read which was Voted & is Conceived in these Words & Terms 

Rockingham June 26"» 1786 

W^hereas Brother Daniel Edson having been Dismissed and recommended 
from the fourth Chh of Christ in Bridgwater was received into our Com- 
munion & imder our Particular Watch some years past, these may Certify 
of his regular & Christian Walk among Us so far as we know. And 
Whereas he has by a Certificate from Us apply'd to the Ana-Baptist Chh 
of Christ in Richmond & received Baptism there according to his Mind & 
has manifested his desire to Us of being Dismissed to S^ Chh. these may 
Certify also that upon his being admitted into that Chh. we shall Consider 
him dismissed from Us, & no longer under our particular Watch & Care. 
Wishing him the Divine Presence & Blessing & that Grace Mercy Peace 
Love & Charity may be multiplied to you the Chh of Christ in Richmond 
We Subscribe Your Brethren in our Common Lord. 

Samuel Whiting 
To the Chh in Richmond. Pastor in the Name 

& by the Vote of the Chh 

2. . Upon the Request of Sister Naomi Kingsley Voted that She have a 
Letter of Dismission & Recommendation to the Christian People where 
she lives. 

3. Upon the request of Sister Vashti Trott Voted that she have a Let- 
ter of Dismission & Recommendation to the Chh of Christ in Walpole. 

Nov. 26. Chh Tarried after public Exercise & made Choice of Peter 
Evans Jun*" to be one of their Committee, Daniel Edson having Left Us & 
Joine<l a Baptist Chh. also read to them a Complaint against the Pastor 
for Maladministration by Nath* Davis. 


Nov. 1 1 . Communicated to the Chh a letter missive from tlie Chh of 
Christ in Reading Voted to Send to Assist in the Ordination of M^ Sar- 
geants there & made Choice of Dea" Jacob Peas & Peter Evans Jun' as 
Delegates with the Pastor for that purpose. 

1788. Nov. 2 Communicated to the Chh a Letter Missive from the 
Chh & People in Thomlinson, & agreable to their desire Voted to Assist in 
the Ordination of M*^ Hall, & made Choice of Deac° Peter Evans as a 
Delegate with the Pastor for that Purpose. 

Nov. 23. Voted to dismiss & Recommend Brother George Wood & his 
Wife to Fitzburg Chh. 


First Church of Itockingham^ Vt* 


1789, June 6, Commimicattiil to the Clib i* letter Missive from the 
Christian Catholic Society iu Windi^ar. &> agreahle to thero ret|uest Votod 
to Send a Deh*j^ate to asHist in Council at the Ordiiiutioa of M' Shuttles- 
worth & made Choice of Jehiel Wehb Esi^^ as a delegate to go with the 


Nov. 2L Ehenezer Clark made public Confession of the Sm of Intem- 

171*1 June 20. read a letter from Woodstock Chh degiring assistance 
by Pastor & Dtjlegates to Sit in Council to bt3ar their DifHctilties & re- 
sult [?j thereon* the Chh Voted to Comjily with their re<juest *Sc Chose 
Dcae" Elias Olci*tt & As her Evans Delegates, l>ut upon thcVir not being 
able to attend, made Choice of Ebeuezer Fuller & David Stanley for Dele- 


Jidy 7. Chh Tarried after Puldick Worship & made Choice of M*" 
Philip Davis as Chorister (with M"" Stanley before Chosen) to the Chb. 

1794 Sept. 21. Chh Tai*r]ed & appomted a Cburch Meeting next 
thursday 2 oclock afttTnoon to Advise & Consult with 3F Whitin<^ as^ to 
the propriety & Expediency of his A.skiug a Dismission. Jlet aceording 
to appointment^ but jtass'd no ^''ote after Some Coiiferenc4? upon the DifR- 
cult ifc unhappy Situation of the Town, It was generally thot best tx) 
make some further Trial, to see if uiihappy prejudice might not more wear 
away, & a S|)irit of llcUgiou, of Charity & for Supportmg Gospel Order & 
Worship, more take place 


Octob' 25. Cbh tarried & read to them a Letter from the Chh & Con- 
grt?gati<»n in Wardsborough reiiuesting to attend Ordination there Nov. 4^ 
Chli Voted to Send *& Chose Jehiel Webb, & Ebeuezer Fuller Delegates 


March 5 1798 the Chh met, being notified by a letter sent to each 
Member by the Pastor, being met at J\P Wiitings house* & the Meeting 
being open'd, the Pastor introduced the Conference & business, by reading 
the following Statement of facts & proposals for Consideration. 


I have Called you together without any particular request having been 
made therefor. And it may hti expected that I ojien the Meeting, by Sug- 
gesting Some Rejtsons, & making some Statement of the Situation of the 
Chh. & the Slate of Religion among us, & the matters, which may be 
proper for the Chh to attend to. 

The Chh iu this Town was gathered *& Organized on the Day of my 
Ordination October 27 1773. It was Cotnposed of the Pastor Elect & 
eleven other Male Members, who had made a Clu-istian Profession & had 
belonged to other Chks, & most of them had letters of Recommendation ; 
two of these eleven were residents of Chester, the others were of Kocking- 
hamt Publick Worship & Ordinances were divided between Rockingham 
Sg Chester for live years, at tlie Close of thene live years* there was some 
small additions to the Chh in Rockingliam & Chester; jVnd as they ha<l never 
practiced much in attenthng at each others Communions they Cousiderd 
themselves as Separate *Sc Distinct Churches. 

[To be continued.] 

1900.] Ancient Bunal-Chrounda ofLmig Itland. 



By Edw. Doubledat Haeris, Esq., of New York City. 
[Continued from page 210.] 


died Jan. 8, 1799 



Son of Cap* 

David Mulford 

& Phebe his 

Wife died Apr^ 

21^ 1768 

Aged 6 M» 

& 10 Days 

In Memory of Mrs. 

Elisabeth Mulford 

daughter of 

Col. David & M" 

Phebe Mulford 

who died July 21«* 

AD. 1785, 

in the 23* year 

of her Age 

In Memory of Col. 
David Mulford 

who died Dec' 18*»» 

AD: 1778: 

in the 67*** year 

of his Age 

Jnliana Mulford 

Daughter of M' 

Matthew & Mrs. 

Mary Mulford 

died JauT 24*»» 

aged 11 years. 

Abraham Dayton 
Son of Elifha & 
Elifabcth Conkling 
who died March 
27t»»A.D. 1770 
Aged 10 Mouths 

Silvanus Son of 

Annanias & 

Lucretia Miller 

who died Nov' 

6th 1771 Aged 

6 Years & 6 Days 

In Memory of 

Samuel Son of 

Jeremiah Miller 

& Mary his Wife 

born & died July 

4 A. D. 1774 


In Memory of 


Wife of 

Jeremiah Miller jun' 

who died July 8 A.D. 

1785 in the 33«» Year 

of her Age. 

In Memory of 

Lieut. John Dayton 

who departed this 

life JauT 21^ 1789, 

in the 35**» year 

of his age. 

Oh ! what a free a mercy 

That Death a portal into 

Before the body is 


The Soul isflipt into Us 



Ancient Burial-Grounds of Long Island. [July, 

Id Memory of 

Thomas M. 


who died Aagnf 1 14fi^ 

AD. 1790 

Id the 60*1' Tear 

of his Age. 

In Memory of 
Mrs. Mary Ofhoi^ 

Wife of Cap* 

Jeremiah Of horn 

who died 

Jan' 31ft 1797 

aged 41 Tears 8 

months & 29 days 

In Memory of 

Edward Son of 

Thomas Wickham Esq' 

& Marcy his Wife 

who died Octob' 18 

1775 aged 5 years & 

22 days. 

In Memory of 

WUliam B. 

Hedges Son of 

Mr. Daniel and 

Mrs. Jernftia 

Hedges who died 

June 21ft 1794 

aged 1 year 

and 8 months. 





[Horizontal tablet on brick base.] 

1726 IN T« 22 TEAB 
[Horizontal brown-stone tablet on brick base.] 

In Memort of 
CoL^^ Abraham Gardiners 



departed this life Angft 21" 1782 
In the 62<* year of his Age 
ThuB all we fee like all toe have 
Of Good beneath the Skies ; 
Shall reft like that within this Grave 
Till QODfhallfay arife. 
[Horizontal brown-stone tablet on brick base. A prior inscription read 
• CoL»i' Abraham Gardiner's Vault."] 







1707 AND IN THE 
[Horizontal brown-stone tablet. Its 
brick base supports also the stone 
covering the vault of Col. Abraham 
Gardiner. Still another tablet on base, 
next beside this, is without inscrip- 


the Body of M« 

Rachel Gardiner 

Wife to his ExcelU 

David Gardiner Esq' 

Lord of the Isle of 

Wight who was 

Married April 16 

A: D 1713, and 

departed this life 

Dec. 16, A: D. 1744. 

[Inscription on a piece of fine red 

slate, 18 X 22 inches, with conventional 

scroll border, set into the upper surface 

of a brown-stone table tomb on five 


1900.] AnoimU Burial-OrotMda o/Lanff Hdand. 808 

In Memory 


Cap^ Abraham Oardiner 

who died 

Oct^ 12«>» 1796 

in the 84«i» year 

of his age. 

[Horizontal tablet on brick base.] 

Db. Nathaniel Oabdineb 

Daring the Bevolntion 
A snrgeon in the American Army 

Subsequently for several years 

A B^iMT^entative from this County 

in the Legislature of the State; 

and at a later period 

a shippiDg merchant 

in the City of New York. 

He was bom Jan: 11, 1769, 

And died March 85, 1801. 

In the adjoining graves 

Lie the remains of 

ELIZABETH, his wife, 

Daughter of Thomas Dering, Esq. 

who died March 18, 1801, Jb. 44; 

And of 


their daughter, 

who died Nov. 9, 1804, M. 20. 


Nathaniel & Eliza Gardiner 

Bom at East-Hampton 

Sept. 10. 1786, 

Died in New York Jan. 19, 1824, JE. 87. 

[Horizontal brown-stone slab on brick base.] 

Memory of In Memonr of 

Mrs. Mary Gardiner, Mils Phebe Gabdneb 

. widow of Daughter of Col. 

Col. Abraham Gardiner Abbaham & M» 

and Daughter of MaBY GaBDINEB 

NdOianUl Smith Bsq, who departed this life 

and of his wife Sepr 18 AD. 1775 

Phebe Howell ; in the 20'^ year of her age. 

she died May 19, 1807 Time vhu, like thee I life Pofttft 

in the 82 year And time /hall he when thou 

of her age. mm/t r^. 

In Memory of IN MEMOBY OF 


EwS g2S- ^^^ o' ™« Hon"* 

ner who dec<i JOHN GaBDINEB LoBD 

, ^^^1^^°^ ^l^ ^ OP THE ISLE OP Wight 

^ h2vT?Sh I>IBD OCT' 21* 1754 

16 days old ^^^p ^ YBAB8 


304 Ancient Burial- Chaunds of Long Island. [J^i 

Samuel y« Son John y« Son 

of Jeremiah & of John & 

Mary Gardiner Elizabeth 

died Augft 12«» Gardiner 

1763 Aged 18 died Octo' 16«» 

Mo & 2 Days 1762 in y« 4^ 

Tear of his Age. 



'''2V^D ''^17^f ' ™E WIFE OF CAPT 

In the 86»»» Year MatTHEW MuLFORD 

of his Age. i>iED Sep* 11"» 1754 



of Efther the Wife of 

Doct' John Darbe A: M. 

who died Septem' 240* 

A.D. 1767 Aged 
88 Years & 2 Months 



of M' SAMUEL Wife of M^ 


who died April who died Octo» 

e^ 1760 in ye 30«» 1765 in y« 

97"^ Year of 61ft Year of 

her Age her Age 

Here Lyes Buried Efther Daughter 

the Body of M' of David & 

Aaron Fithian Efther FithiMi 

Who Departed this life ^,^51'^*?^ T 

May 1« A.D. 1750 iny* ^^^% ^^ed 

6G^ Year of His Age ^ ^^^ 





Ye 1 1717 



An officer of y« Engllfh Army and An Engine'r Maft«r of 
Work's of Fortifications in Y« L«agu«rs of y® Princ« of Orang« 
In y« Low Countries — In 1635 h« cam* to New England 

In y« Service of a Company of Lords & G*ntl«m*n h« bvild*d 
& Commanded y« Saybrook Fort®. 

Aft^ completing this t«rm of 8«rvic« h« remov«d in 1639 to his If- 
land of which h^ was fol« Owner & P.vlr«. Born in 1599 h« di«d in 
this Town« in 1663 Ven«rat«d and honoured. 

Under many trying Circumf tanc's in peac* and War h* was 
Brav* Discreet & Trve. 
[Cut on the four sides— north, west, south and east— of a pretentions modem 
canopy tomb, with recumbent figure of a man in armor.] 

1900.] AnoimU 'BwiaUOnmnds ofLawg Island. 


KaUum Dayton 
-who died Ooto' 
8<s A.l>. 1768 in 
y 61* Year of 
His age 







YEBiBEB THE 6 1717 


Here Lyes Bnried y 

Body of M" Dorothy 

Dayton Widow of 
M^AMUEL Dayton 

who Departed this 

Life March 22<> 1750 in y 

B&^ Year of Her Age. 

of Amey Wife of 
Nathan Dayton 
who died Sepf 
25ti' A.D. 1749 
in the 61^ Year 
of Her Age 

Here Lyes Bnried 

y^Body of Samael 

Dayton Son of M' Samnel 

& Mn Dorothy Dayton 

Who Dec* April y« 

28* 1726 in y« 20t>' 

Year of Her Age. 

THE 26 1712 

Here lyes Bnried 

Jr* Body of M' 
08EFH King 

Who Departed this 

Life Nov e^ 1782 in y« 

26^ Year of His Age 

In Memory of M' 
Samnel Gardiner 
Son of M' 
Samnel Gardiner Merc' 
of New London he was 
born Oct' 10«» 1768 & 
died FebT 1«* 1789 
Aged 80 years. 
In eariy life Death laid me down 
Here to await the trumpet* 8 found 
When God commands I will arife 
to meet my Saviour in j/^fkies 
<fe while you read theftate of me 
think on the Olaj9 that runs for 






Y« Uth 1744 IN Y« 63D 


lu Memory of M' 
Beriah Dayton 

Who Died April 
y 80 A.D. 1746 
Aged 74 years 







1748 IN Y« 81»T 

In Memory of 

M» Jain ReUct to 

M' Beriah Dayton 

Who Died Febrr 

y 21 A.D. 1764 

Aged 79 years 

306 Anment Burial-Orounds of Long Island. [Juljy 

In Memory of lOSEPH : SON 

Joanah y* Wife of OF : Mr naTHl & 

|M' John Dayton MARY HUNTING 

who died Septem' DIED AUG: " 1711 

22 1762 In y« 63* AGED [Uleglble] 

Year of her Age 






1788 AGED 54 

YEARS & About 6 Mo 


HIS WIFE AGED 3 YEARS 8 Mo & 20 I> DYED AUG»* 80«»» 1738 

HIS WIFE AGED 6 YEARS 9 Mo & 20 D- DYED SEPt 30"» 1788- 


BODY OF MR of M" Mary 

JOSEPH OSBORN Of bom Relict of 

DIED OCTOBER YE 2nd M"^ Jofeph Ofbom 

1748 IN Y« 88BD who died Anguft 

YEAR OF HIS AGE y« 2n<* A.D. 1752 in y« 

[Inscription has been recut ; possibly 81"» Year of her Age 
the stone is modern.J 









AGED 12 YEARS THE 9*^ 1712 







YEARE 1696 HE 






[The position of this grave is slugnlar— the head towards the east,— tradition 

says, by the direction of its occupant. Tlie other graves are with the heads 

towards the west.] 


Eliphelet Stratten THE BODY OF 

who died Sept' THOMAS OSBOND 


Aged 60 Years 23 : 1712 AGED 


1900.] Ancient BuriaUGhrounds of Long Island. 


In Memory of 

Cornelius y« Son 

of Eliphelet & 

Phebe Stratten 

who died Sepf 

15*»» 1742 In y 

26^ Year of 

his Age 







1712 AGED 48 



of John Mnlf ord 

Jnn' died March 

r 6^ 1761 in y« 

29tt Year of 

his Age 

Here lyes THE 
body of Phebe 
Mulford aged 

8 years & 

11 Months dec<^ 

March THE 21« 






M<> & 5 D« DECD 

JULY Y« 6«» 1726 

In Memory of 

Annah y« Wife of 

John Mulford Efq' 

who died March 18*** 

1769 in y« 60«» Year 

of his Age 

Here Lyes y« 

Body of 

M' Nathan 


Who Dec<» Octo** 
y« 18«> 1728 Aged 

85 Years & 
about 2 Months 







BER THE 13th 1722 AGED 









Y« 1" 1722 AGED 61 



Temperance y« 

Daughter of M' 

Sweeten Grant 

& Margaret his 

Wife died May 

r 28»h 1757 

Aged 14 Mo 

& 2 Days 


Memory of 

Jonathan Son to 

M' Jonathan & M" 

Elifabeth Ofbom 

Died Auguft 31 

A.D. 1757 Aged 4 

years 5 months 

In Memory 

of Phebe Daugh* 

of Mf Jofeph & 

M"* Hannah 

Thome who died 

Decem' 29"» 1752 in 

y« 2^ year of her Age 


Memory of 

Mary Daughter 

of M' Jonathan 

& M'* Elifabeth 

Ofbom Died 

lanua 28 A.D. 1769 

Aged 4 Months 

& 9 Days 


Ancient BuriaU Grounds of Long Island. \j5vljy 

Joseph Osborn 

son of M' 

Joseph & M" 

Hannah Osborn 

aged 1 months died 

Sept 1734 

John Son of 

John & Tempe- 

rence Miller 


Janry 24«> 

1766 Aged 

about 8 Mo 


Memory of 

An Infant Son 

of M' Jonathan 

& M» Elif abe 

th Ofborn Died 

Nov'r 29 A.D. 

1762 Aged 7 


HANNAH Wife of 
she died March y« 
\^^ A.D. 1771 in the 
86t>» Year of her Age 


of Temperance 

the Wife of John 

Miller Jun' -who 

died Nov 1" 1764 

in the 24«» Year 

of her Age 


of Deacon Daniel 

Ofburn who died 

May r 17t»» A.D. 1767 

in y« est** Year 

of his Age 

Blef sed are the dead 

which die in the Lord 


JANE Wife of 


she died March 

the 8*^ A.D. 1768 in 

the 88»»» Year of her 


In Memory of 

Thomas Ofborn 

who died Decem*" 

27th 1753 in y« 

41ft Year of 

his Age 

In Memory of 

Deborah Daughter 

of Thomas & 

Jane Ofborn 

who died Nov' 

y^ 29th 1753 in 

ye i2tb Year of 

her Age. 

David Baker Efq'f 
who died April 7*^ 
A.D. 1774 Aged 
43 Years 8 Mo and 
17 Days 

In Memory of 


who departed this 

Life April 17 A.D. 

1784 in the 21" Year 

of his Age 

In Memory of NATHAN Son of David Baker Efq' & Mehitabel, his Wife, 
who died March 6th 1774 Aged 1 Year 6 M^ & 23 Days. 

In Memory of NATHANIEL Son of David Baker Efq. & Mehitabel his Wife 
who died Sept' 9th 1771 aged 2 M^ & 16 Days. 

In Memory of ELIZABETH Daughter of David Baker Efq' & Mehetable his 
Wife who died Aug't 29th 1770 Aged 20 Days. 

In Memory of PHEBE Daughter of David Baker Efq' & Mehitabel his Wife 
who died Feby 23^ 1770 Aged 1 Year 9 M^ & 10 Days. 

In Memory of Phebe Daughter of David & Mehitable Baker who died Febr^ 
16th A: D. 1767 Aged 2 Mo & 27 Days. 

Nathan Son of Samuel & Joanna Baker died June 20th 1763 Aged 4 Mo & 20 

In Memory of MARY BAKER Daughter of DAVID BAKER Efq' & MEHETA- 
BLE his wife who died March 16, 1776 In the 6th Year of her Age. 

[To be continued.] 

1900.] Aneettry of Lydia Strengthfidd. 309 


Commanicated by Har&t A. Pitman, Esq., of London, England. 

I WAS looking up the other day some old numbers of the Register 
of the New-£ngland Historic Genealogical Society, at the British 
Museum, and it struck me you might like to insert in your quarterly 
the enclosed, which I have copied from a manuscript in my great- 
grandmother's writing. 

The manuscript, imfortunately, is incomplete, but such as it is 
would, I venture to think, be of considerable interest to those con- 
nected with Bhode Island as giving a quaint description of the early 
settlement of Newport and Narraganset. 

The writer of the original manuscript, Lydia Strengthfield, married 
in 1762 or 1768 (my great-grandfather) Frederick Cobbe Pitman, 
presumably at Newport. They went in 1769 to Dublin, Ireland, 
and from 1772 to 1780 were in Worcestershire, where Frederick 
Cobbe Pitman died. 

Lydia Pitman died 18 Oct., 1800, and was buried in St. James, 
Piccadilly, London. Her father, William Strengthfield, was pre- 
sumably the son of Thomas Strengthfield, of St. Dunstan's £a8t, and 
Ann Garrard, daughter of Francis Garrard of the same parish, m. 
15 April, 1705. [See Marriage Licenses : Bishop of London, vol. 
ii; Harleian Society, vol. xxvi.] 

The name Strengthfield appears now to be extinct in England. 

Frederick Cobbe Pitman is believed to have been bom in Hamp- 
shire, England, between 1720 and 1728. On March 26, 1744, he 
was gazetted ensign in the 9th Regt. of Foot and resigned his 
commission in January, 1751. On April 26, 1758, he was com- 
missioned lieutenant in the East India Co. and fought at the battle 
of Biderra in Bengal, and apparently resigned in March, 1762. 
Between 1751 and 1758 he was apparently in America serving with 
Gorham's Rangers and under William Green (afterwards Gen. Sir 
Wm. Green) and Lord Howe. [N.B. His service with Gorham's 
Rangers might have been prior to 1744]. He also served several 
years as a volunteer in the 47th Foot. In 1762 he apparently went 
again to America. 

I should particularly like to know the exact date of his marriage 
with Lydia Strengthfield, but do not know how to find this informa- 
tion. Any information about the individuals mentioned in the manu- 
script would also be acceptable. 

Manuscript of Lydia Strengthfield (h. 1746 j d. 1800). 

I was born in America at a Town called Newport in Rhode Island on the 
20 April 1746. 

My great grandfather by my mother's side, whose name was Dyer, was 
one of those Quakers who was persecuted by the Presbyterians at Boston, 

VOL. LIV. 21 


Inceslry of Lydia Strengthjield. 


and was obliged to fly with many of thai se€t to Rhode Isltind, and as they 
had saved part of their fortunes they established a Town and called it New- 

The King (fave them a charter. It is now thought to be the garden of 
America by all sitrangers who Tisit it. 

My grandfather \mA Beveral of the best houses in the Town as a Proprie- 
tor, bur as he was fond of a retired life he removed to Narraganset with his 
only ^oii (suoii aftt^ the death of his wife) wlieii he built a hirge house upon 
the moKt beautiful spot that wa^ ever formed by nature, a quarter of a mile 
from tlie front of which the sea ebbed and flowed upon a ^% beach two 
miles in leiigth and Icfl Qx^ry kind of eh ell fish on the sand. 

The Ix^ach terminateB at each end in several amazing high rocks, inter- 
sperBed with bashes and trees, at the bottom of which are valleys covered 
with aromatic shrubs interseeted with Ixautiful streams of clear water, which 
flow out of the rocks and terminate in the sea. 

Opposite the house and one mile distant from the shore is a very small 
Island of an oblong form, upon wbicli my grandfather built a small house 
and converted the whole Island into a farm and called jt " Hope *' as he was 
uncertain whether hia plan would be attended with success. 

From his house in Narraganset he had the most delightful prospects of 
Rhode Island, a small Island also on wWch the Fort stood, and that fine 
Uiver whidi flows from Providence into the sea. 

In this sweet spot, retired from the world with a few Quaker families, 
who had settled in the neighborhood, he spent the remainder of his days in 
improving his farms, which produced corn of every kind» with fruit and 
vegetables in abundance. 

ilis plot was well stocked with horses, cows and all sorts of live stock, 
with several himdreds of goats, wliich ho kept to clear his ground, as he 
was entitled to all the ground he cleared. 

His amusements were hunting and lishing and visiting the Islands in a 
pleasure boat, which he managed with the greatest dexterity in the roughest 

lie had twelve Indian chiefs with their fatuilles imder his protection and 
permitted them to make wigwams on his plantation. He indi2lg«?d, pitted, 
and did everything in his power for them. In return they brought him 
game, wild fowl, fish and nuts, and all kinds of wild fruits, assisted in culti- 
vating his lands and beeame very faithful servants. 

He married a Miss Green a Quaker and daughter of the Cn>vernor of 
Rhode Island by whom he had a very large progeny* At the time of hia 
marriage he was 25 years of age and she was 15, they lived together 73 
years. He died in the year 1760 in the 99*^^ year of his age. He never 
had a grey hair in his head or lost a tooth and could see to re4id small print 
by raoonlighL 

My grandmother died in the year 1761 in the 80^ year of her age. Her 
hair was white as snow and of an amazing length. So very thick that she 
was obliged to have it thinned every month. In her 70th year she lost 
every tooth. They were a very handsome couple and enjoyed perfect 
health until the last year of their lives. They Uved with grejit regularity 
and had never slept separate for one night from their marriage, except 
when my grandmother was lying in. 

As they were Quakers they brought up their family in that religion. 
My mother was their youngest daughter. My father^s name was William 
Strengthfield, he was born in England, and was the only surviving branch 

1900.] Ancestry of Lydia Strmgthfield. 311 

of a respectable family of that name. He was sent at the death of his 
father to take possession of a Plantation in Jamaica, which he lived upon 
for a few years, beloved by everybody and in strict friendship with all 
the gentlemen in the Island. But as the climate did not agree with his 
constitution he was obliged to leave it and went to Rhode Island as judge of 
the admiralty in the year (1743?). 

He married my mother. My Father was strongly attached to his Re- 
ligion, which was that of the Church of England and by strong arguments 
he convinced my Mother that his principles were better than hers the 
Quakers, and having got the better of her scruples, she was Christened and 
baptized in the same hour. 

They lived for a few years in a state of real happiness (if that can be en- 
joyed in this world) blessed with two children, myself and a beautiful boy 
whom they adored. They were in affluent circumstances, caressed and 
loved by every inhabitant of the Island ; when alas all their joy and de- 
lightful prospects of further happiness were turned into the deepest distress, 
as my dear Father was attacked with a putrid sore throat which put an end 
to his life in 3 days in his 33'^ year. 

This proved nearly fatal to my dear Mother, as she was prematurely de- 
livered of twins. This brought on fever and consumption, she lingered 15 
years and I trust went to heaven, as she was good in every sense of the 

She had a tomb erected to the memory of my Father, which she visited 
every Sunday with her four children, and spent several hours in bewailing 
our great loss and in prayers to the Almighty to grant her patience and 
strength to go through this severe affliction for the sake of her dear children, 
for whom alone she wished to live. This custom she kept up until the last 
Sunday of her life. 

My Father left £12,000 at interest, a large house well furnished, with 
gardens, orchards, pleasure grounds and outhouses, in the broadest street in 
Newport, with 8 negroes, which my mother was to keep possession of for 
her life ; after which it was to go to my eldest brother. The money was to 
be divided equally between the four children. 

But a few months before my poor Mother's death and what put a finish- 
ing stroke to all her sorrows, was Lopes the great Jew merchant, who had 
all our monies in his hand . . . [Here manuscript stops, the next page 
is lost]. 

[At the General Assembly held at Newport, 3 May, 1743, William Strength- 
field with others was made a freeman of Rhode Island. 

In the register of St. Paul's church (Episcopal) Narraganset, appears " Phebe 
Strengthfleld, wife of William, daughter of Edward Dyer, clinical baptism at 
Quidnesset, Dec. 19, 1741." 

In Trinity Church, Newport, were baptized : Phebe, 29 May, 1742 ; Lydia, 
17 Apr.. 1743; William, 10 Feb., 1745; Edward, 22 Oct., 1747; EUzabeth, 22 
Oct., 1747, under the name of Strlngfleld, 

Lydia Strengthfleld was married In Trinity Church, 27 Oct., 1765, to Fred- 
erick Cobbe Pitman. 

Edward Strengthfleld married 23 Feb., 1772, Ruth Whallen. They had Wll- 
Uam, born 23 July, 1777; Ruth, b. 20 July, 1779; Joseph, b. 1 July, 1782; all 
bapt. 10 Oct., 1787, at Trinity Church, Newport. A Phebe Strengthfleld was 
baptized there 31 May, 1773, and William 5 June, 1775; these being perhaps the 
eldest of Edward's children. 

William* and Mary Dyer of Boston were followers of Mrs. Hutchinson, the 
wife losing her life In the Qualcer cause she espoused later. Their eldest son, 
Samuel', married Ann, daughter of Edward and granddaughter of William and 
Ann Hutchinson. Their son Edward,^ born 1679, married Mary, b. 8 July, 1677 


Ineeairy of Lydia Strenglhfield. 


daughter of Williajii and Mnry (Sayles) Greene, and lived at Aquldneset or 
Nortb Kiuga Town, R. I. The scarcity of vital records of the Djer faDilIy 
makes it impossible to give a satiafactory account of the Dyers, It seems, 
however, that the dates in the account arc incorrect and the marriage of a 
dangliter of Gov. Wiltiam Greene (b. 109ij) doubtful. 

William Greene, who married Mary Say les, 17 Dec, 1674, was b. I March, 
1653, and was a son of Deputy Governor John and Ann (Almy) Greene). 

Dep. Gov. John Greene, In Ills Aviil, gives to his grand-daughter, Mary Dyer, 
£!(>, and with the probate matters in a receipt of E<iwartl and Mary Dyer. 
These last were the parents of Phehe Dyer, who married William Strengthfleld. 

In 1658, it is said, fifteen Hebrews came to Newport brhiiiing with other rites 
the flrst three degrees of Masonry. Moses Lopez and other Jewish famOies 
came to Newport in 1750, The mof*t pri>minimt, Aaron Lopez» came from 
Portugal in 1752* He Wvus refused naturalization by Rhode Island in 17G2 and 
obtained It from Masaaehnsetts. To him is ascriljcd much of the commercial 
prosperity of Newport, lie espoused the American cause during the llevolu- 
tlon, and nearly all ills large fleet of vessels were lost, and his business ttierehy 
wrecked. He would iiave retrieved his fortune after the war, but was acci- 
dentally drowned in 1782. 

Jo^epli Gorham, horn 20 May, 172S, at Barnstable, Mass., was a lieutenant of 
Rangers under Cornwall is in 174f}, and also served with the Rangers at the 
gecond capture of Louisburg in 175H. His command as major of the Rangers 
as reg^olar troops began 2:^ Sept., 1761. In my book, *' Massachusetts Soldiers 
in the Weist ludies/' Boston, 1900, in the account of the Capture of Havana in 
17t)2, is given the diary of Maj. Joseph Gorhara, the original of whicli is in 
the Library of Harvard College. A list of the suriiving ofllcers of Gorham's 
Rangers does not include Lieut. Pitman. Waltek Kendall Watkixs.] 

A proof of Mr. Pitman's communication, with Mr. Watklns's notes, having 
been sent to Mr. Pitman, the editor has received a letter from him dated April 
24, 1900, from wliich these extracts are made : 

** The notes of Mr. W. K. Watklns are of much interest to me, especially that 
of the marriage of Lydia Strengtbtield and Frederick Coblit; Pitman in 1705. 

The date confirms a conjecture of mine that T. C. Pitman was previously 
married, as his eldest son, Thomas Cohbe Pitman, was believed to have been 
born in Virginia in 1762, 

This Thomas was in the Worcestershire (England) militia from 1778 to *80, 
and we have a letter written to him from his father, Frederick Cobbc Pitman* 
dated Pershon, 2C Dec. 1778; at which date he could scarcely have been old 
enough to be an ofbeer of milUla If he had been born bo late as 1766. F. C, Fit- 
man's children were : 

Thomas Cobbe, b. 1762, d. «.p.? 

Frederick, b. 1770, d. s.p, 1803, 

William (twin) b. 1772, had issue. 

Robert, b. 1777 (General, C. B. my grandfather), 

Elizabeth, b. 176U, had issue j and Lydia (twin with William), b. 1772, had 

The Edward Dyer (b. 1679) who married Mary Greene (b. 1677) In Mr. Wat- 
klns' note do not exactly correspond to the grandfather and grandmother of 
Lydia Strength tlcid, as given in her il8S., according to which they were bom 
Id Iflfll aud 1071 respectively. 

But the MSS. l^i not very accurate, as she gives the date of her own birth as 
17 Ap*, 1740, Instead of 17 Ap., 1743," 

lu a later letter Mr, Pitman adds the following : 

** In a petition of his to Lord Dartmouth for an appointment in America, dated 
1772 (Hi^t. MSS, Commission, 1 4th Report, Appendix 10), occurs the follow- 
ing paragraph : *■ Yonr memorialist served his country faithfully for many years 
as a volunteer in the 47 Regt., m ft Lieutennnt in Gotham's Rangtta in AmeHcat 
as a Lieut, in the 9th Regt, of foot &c, &c.** 

•The Forty-seTcnth Rcffiment of Foot was in America from 1758-1763, Joseph Gor- 
hani's command of the Hangers commeoced in 1761, ami then disbanded in 1763. 
Rangers under Joliu Gorimm M-er© at the Second 8ie|fe of Louisiburff in 175S. The 
Nuith Ri^ffiment of Foot was in Florida 1764-1765, una from 1766-1769 in other parts 
of North America,— W, K. W. 

1900.] Emery of Huguenot Blood. 313 

The periods in his life I have only partly or not wholly accounted for are— 

(1) Prior to 1744. 

(2) From 1761 to April, 1768. 

(3) From March, 1762, to 1769. (Dec. 1763, at Cape Verde. 

•I May, 1766, at Pensacola, and Oct., 1765, 

( at Newport. 

As Gorham's Rangers were disbanded after the peace in 1763, the middle of 

these periods (1751-1768) most probably covered his service with the Ranpjers. 

John Gorham, brother of Joseph, also commanded irregulars, and may have 

been the Gorham referred to." 


By Geobgb F. Emert, Esq., of Portland, Maine. 

When the movement was inaugurated for collecting materials for pub- 
lishing a genealogical history of the descendants of John and Anthony 
Emery, the immigrants from England in 1635, it was the commonly received 
opinion that their ancestors came into England in 1066 as followers of 
William the Conqueror. Such has continued the prevalent opinion to this 
day. But there are substantial reasons for belief that these immigrants 
were of Huguenot blood and extraction, and at least sufficiently convincing 
to enlist investigation for determining which of these two theories is the 
correct one. 

Smiles, in his history of the Huguenots, says that after the massacre of 
St Bartholomew, which occurred August 24, 1572, " along the western sea- 
board, at points where they felt themselves unable to make head against 
their persecutors, they put to sea in ships and boats, and made for England, 
where they landed in great numbers at Rye, at Hastings, at Southampton 
and the numerous other ports on the south coast. This was particularly the 
case with the artizans and skilled labor class, whose means of living are in- 
variably imperiled by a state of civil war ; and they fled into England to 
endeavor if possible to pursue their respective callings in peace, wlnle they 
worshiped God acconling to their conscience." Few of the refugees 
brought any property with them, he adds, the greater number being entirely 
destitute. " But very many of them brought that kind of wealth which 
money could not buy — intelligence, skill, virtue and the spirit of indepen- 
dence." Between August 27 and November 4, six hundred and forty-one 
landed at Rye, which is situated at the south-west extremity of the great 
Romney Marsh. 

Says the same author, under the policy of Laud by which Charles I. was 
guided, they found themselves exposed to the same kind of persecution from 
which they fled into England. *' The greater number of the non-conformist 
foreigners emigrated with their families to North America and swelled the 
numbers of the little colony already formed in Massachusetts Bay, which 
eventually laid the foimdations of the great N. E. States." 

In the appendix to his work, among the Huguenot refugees and their de- 
scendants, is the following : " Emiris. A refugee family of this name fled 
out of France at the massacre of St. Bartholomew, and purchased a small 
property in Norfolk, which descended from father to son, and is still (1868) 
in the possession of the family, at present represented by W. R. Emiris, Esq., 
of South Lincolnshire." 


Emery of Huguenot Blood* 


Ifi 1884 w:ia pitblished in Loodou *Mlie Roll of the Huguenots settle<i in 
the UmttHi Kinjidom," wbidi emhraces iotir hundred and »ixty names. The 
chart contiikiHig the^ names is eiicompa&sed on both Bides by *x>alfi of arms 
to the number ot thirty-tive, Aceomiwitiying it Is a key ** by Mrs. Philip 
Champion Cresfngny/' the prefiiee of which is as follows: 

** The following work is intended merely as a * key ' to the accompanyiBg 

* Roll of the llnguenots/ there being several large works on that moat 
interesting subjeet* The chief object has been to colleei the coats of arms 
borne by die principal families at the date of their settling in England, 
There are dtmbtless many more e<iually worthy of being placed on the 

* Roll/ hut owing partly to want of space and partly to the difficulty of 
obtiuning the necessary information from the heads of the various fanulies, 
the ivmipiler has found it impossilde to insert them. The short account* in 
the pamplilet have l>een eolleeted from the different works on the Huguenot 
Refugees, and from manuseri[*ts kindly lent by several representatives of 
the Huguenot fLumlies. (Signed) Rql nd Hjll, 

Lynd hurst/* 

From this key the follo^ving is extracted : 

** Emerja. 

Jean Emery s was the first of this name who settled in England. He tied 
frora Langue in Champagne, where the Huguenots were numerous, soon 
after the massacre of St. Bartholomew's day, und settb-d at Southwood in 
Norfolk, where his deseeudunt stiO owns the property then obtained bj 

In tiiifl connection it may be stated that .fohn and Anthony, before 
coming to this country, evidently resided in the vicinity where the French 
refugees made their new hoaie, near Southampton, whence the former em- 
barked in ** the goorl Ship James/' in \^^'i\fK for Boston - 

Next as to the name. Rev. Rufus Emery, the esteemtMl President of the 
Emery Association, in his annual address of 1897, demonstrated the fact that 
the name is not originally British- The late Tboutiis C, Araory, in a 
learned paper read to the Emery trilie at one of its earlies^t gatherings^ 
came to the same conclusion after a eearcbing mvestigation, and showing 
that the modern Amory and Emory were of the same stockp Those who 
are famihar also with the genealogical history of the Emery family cannot 
fail to have observed that the given name John has Iw^evk very prominent all 
along the line, corregpondiiig with Jean, the reputed firfet settler in England. 

Again, Jcthn imd jVntbony were of tbe so-called midtUe-iiitfrest class^ 
neither rich nor poor, earpenters by trade, dependent upon peace and good 
order for favorable opportunity to prosecute their hfe work, also corre»- 
pouding with the description given by Smiles of the Huguenot Refugees, 
111 religion, they were independents, and great sticklers for the rights of 
coascieiice, not only foi" themselves but for others, especially the Quakers, 
whom they befriended aud for %vhieh they were persecuted and punished- 
They, as did the Huguenot.s, expatriated themselves from their native land, 
that they might enjoy religious freedom, and were not of those who claimed 
it for themselves with the a<hied privilege of persecuting those who *lilf*.'red 
from thf m. In short, they possessed all the characteristics of the Huguenots, 
and which in a marked degree have been transmitted to their New England 

Tlie conclusioti is therefore almost forced upon us that the blood of the 
Huguenots still flows in the veins of the New England Emery s. 

1900.] The Lowell Pedigree. 315 


By Edward Wheelwright, A.M., of Ck>ha88et, Mass. 

On examining the Lowell Genealogy, by the Rev. Delmar R. 
Lowell, recently published, I failed to find in it any recognition of 
that branch of the Lowell family with which I am affiliated. To 
show that such connection exists I have made out the following 
Pedigree, exhibiting my descent, in the maternal line, from Eben- 
ezer Lowell* (John,* John,* Percival*) and, at the same time, vindi- 
cating the claim of many others beside myself to a share of the 
Lowell blood. 

I may add that the relationship of my mother's family to the 
Lowells was always recognized by the Rev. Dr. Charles Lowell, 
pastor of the West Church in Boston, of which my mother was a 

I have also, incidentally, and not for the first time, corrected an 
error as to the identity of the wife of Ebenezer Hancock. 

1. Ebenezer Lowell* {Johnny John\ Percival^), son of John and Naomi 
(Sylvester) Lowie was born 1675 ; married, 30 Jan., 1G94, Elizabeth 
Shaler (9th Report Boston Record Commissioners, p. 218) ; and 
died 1711. 
Children of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Shaler) Lowell : 

2. I. Ebenezer,* b. 5 Jane, 1701 (24th Rep. Rec. Com., p. 8); married 
Mary Reed. 

ii. John, b. 14 March, 1703 (24th Rep. Rec. Com., p. 22) ; m. 23 Dec, 
1725, Sarah Chanipney (28 R., p. 127); d. 1767; ancestor of the 
two Judges Lowell, Rev. Charles, &c. 

iii. Michael, b. 22 December, 1709 (24th Rep. Rec. Com., p. 62) ; m. 
18 Feb., 1734, Abigail Coney (28 Rep., p. 185) ; had 1. Elizabeth,' 
b. 14 Nov., 1735 (24th Rep., p. 222) ; 2. Abigail, 22 Dec, 1736 (24th 
Rep., p. 226). 3. John, 12 Mch., 1739 (24th Rep., p. 239). 4. 
Ahiqail, 6 Apr., 1747 (24th Rep., p. 264). 5. Anna, 8 Jau., 1748 
(24th Rep., p. 167). 6. Manj, 14 Jan., 1750 (24th Rep., p. 274.) 

According to Amos Noyes, there were two other children of Ebenezer 
and Elizabeth (Shaler) Lowell — Ebenezer, b. 1697, and Michael, b. 1698, 
both of whom " died soon.'' See also ** Eliza, daugh* of Ebinezer Lowell. 
Died Aug. 16, 1G96" (9th Report, p. 229). 

2. Ebenezer Lowell* (Ebenezer,* Johi,^ John^ Percival^), son of 
Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Shaler) Lowell, was born 5 June, 1701 
(24 Rep. Rec. Com., p. 8) ; married Mary Reed of Marblehead. 

I do not find the date of his marriage ; it probably took j)lace at 
Marblehead. In the Boston Records his wife is mentioned only as 
" Mary." She was the daughter of Samuel Reed of Marblehead, 
innholder. (See Note 1.)* 
Children of Ebenezer and Mary (Reed) Lowell (see Note 2) : 

i. John,' b. 1 April, 1734 (24 Rep. Rec. Com., p. 217). Pupil In Boston 
Latin School, 1742 (See its Catalogue). Graduated at Harvard, 

* See page 318 for the note referred to. 


The Lowell Pedigree^ 


1753 ^ had alao degree of A,M, (HarvArdQtiliiqfleiinial.) Married 
Sarah Frmh (3ce Note 3). See hb portrait with wife's mouiiment 
in hack K^otiod^ according to which she died 17 April, 1772, aet, 3S. 
This portrait, said to he hy Copley, is now in poHses^ioii of Mr. 
George Putnam, 50 State St,, Boston, who had it from the late 
John Hancock Moriarty, a descendant of Elixaheth Lowell, wife 
of Ebenezer Hancock* rTolm Hancock Moriarty was son of Dr. 
Joseph and EllKabeth Lowell (llaocock) Moriarty. He died 15 
May, 18J>8, aged 57 years y mos, Johu Loweli, in 1772, was & 
member of the First Congregational Church, Marbiehead. (See 
Manual of said Cburch— 187fi), His wife was alno a member, 
John Lowell died, accordin*]^ to the Harvard QuitKiuennial Cata- 
logue, hi 177*1. I have no other record. He lived and. 1 presume, 
died iu Marijlehead, where, according to family tradition, he prac- 
tised as a physician. I have no record of any ciiildren, though 
the anthor of the new Lowell Genealogy (p. 58) gives hira three. 
lit COLFOBD, b. 8 January, 1735 (24th Report of Record Coiomission- 
ers, p. 222), I have no further record of him. His name is some- 
times written Itolford, 
8. iil, Saka^it, born 10 April, 1738 (24th Report Rec. Com., p. 235), also 
Family Record (see below) ; married 6 Dec, 1759, to Edward 

In tlie Family Record ami Jonnial (see Note i), begun by Joshua 
Blanchard (b» 161>2 ; d. 1748), and continned by his son Edward (b. 
1733 ; d. 1792), occurs