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Btompklcal Sketch** ;*•« aim Kwretox?)- 

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Clm>. D»*td. M 

..lei Clemen!, JBT 
H«i»e-. si Wetter Henry, 108 

-V. Morel., MS 
Hobrmrd. Tbumaa. *»fl 
U*»t> Martha Joanna (It a*), SB 
PMm. Mars K. K-. MO 
Sarrenl. K»'«ra Eddy (Wheaton). 38* 

&■■*•(. Sally Maria. (Adam.). at* 

{Banraav S«ah .Nichols, 1 , 888 

i • >at*nnlal Milcttw. M 

- t'.plxxla* of MaaaacAuscrtta 

AM** Family, 1420 to 1*08, SO 

Aft«*N Doollttie (.raealofjr, 1IH 

afc-aS Laa Family. H» ^* 

A»gry-< >ul!Wan Family. MS 

Aaoannt a*d Kindred of Edward Torap 

AraaMS ntal moeoH of Bbod« lalaod, zU 

Ararj'a f.roton Arrrya, 1111 

*•**■•"» 0«n«alvf1eal Cltan of lb* Chrti'.t 

Family. M 
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BanJeiC. Tb» Bar- 
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» "IX BaVOBafOf BOH '••> IM1T \'.*-[*tr '., .,. - 

"**«l«» ^octety"* Catalog**, 4« 

--.Una;*, 401 
Btvra t Centennial Celebration or Waah- 

aiUa'i laus-uratlou. 4N» 
BccVa Jxjnydenaefit to Mafoaa Memorial, 

■rtaratU Geaeniofy. «• 

..i.calojj of KaralHc* of Bullock, 

sataJ Yrar of Xa«*. Society tor pro 
BMOaa AfrteaJtsirr, ZC 
PanaM » *»».i ... ««.i iw.r^-ui.on ...r 
*.»<*. tfcBrehill, ziv 

Family, MCI 
CkBMraatiaat Mctety «f Bona of the Ret oJu 
tare, act 

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lra.l'» Barbara FrllchJe, B7f 

Book Nntlp 

Date*'* military Carter of Cipt. Jobn 

Pf L ■•• 
Dart*'* Collen of Early Dan, 878 
Darta** Lady Mowlaon Scholarship at Cam- 
bridge, ST* 
Dracoa's Ancestors of Bocrmna Hteddard, 

Dl.trlct of Colambtn Society of Son* or tha 
Herniation, **t 

r'« HUtory of the Dudlee Famlly.Mt 
I Keaalon of the Dudley Family, m 
Rj.fl} Bronrd* of 1'rwW.rjM, MS 
Kiting'* Old State Mom- of feon»yr»anU, 

Family (it- oi-alop leal Record, SI? 
Farrow', llrshoroogh. MalBP, tat 

Faucou'* L'lntennedlalre dea ChareBeari 
Koitrr'* Browti Menorial, Sffl 

r*» lliHJopdi.t •soldlera trark-dat Tort* 
mouth, S. 11., t«t 
Georgia society of Som of the Berolatioo, 


Glll-Wa Dttotndant* of Jonathan Oillet, 


Oordon'i Early Grunts Xorth of Merrimack, 

Qcteawood'i M'ea»er Family, aw 
Ham'» Hlbll..|tr.i- I . 100 

llarn- L'.'vi r, -\ . 11., lu Hie United Male* 

llim'i Necetiity for a Motpltal In Uorer, 

X. II.. 100 
HoUtelu'a Siredlth HoUtclu* in Am.-rlca 

■ Wl to IWr;.737 
Howanl'i Mltcellauta Ueatalofica ot Utr- 

a. Mil 
UuM-cVf llowet GeoealOfy, IH 
lluntoon'a Canton. Hhi., 338 
Iowa Society of Sou» of tht if-voiatloa, 381 

Ja*nr> A"-r. In Hemoriam, 2M 
John Uolbrore of lio-toi., *v» 

],»|ilinoi'f II ralojry.V'jW 

• k'iaiiil anil. America, XW 
Loan Kxhlbllloii ol (;n<«iijrh- 

tir. ortha Amerlotu Kevolatloo, m 
Mclh.rr.-e'. Racbreter, K. II, 5711 

ol«|r»Ji"'"f Amt'ilCHii lll'torjr. 3M1 

Mm 1. 1- lll'lortcal Society Collection! and 

rrM-.-e.Hnjr>, X!7 
Malm ruofMu I:-. . . ■l-.itlan.B89 

jl»..*:) l u.rtt. society of Sum ot the IU'to- 

MemoeirJ of Arthur DclorrJno Corty. 23t 
M'-inorh-Ji of J»ui« and Caroline I'liclpi 

Stokei, U3» 
Mi. re Fminiy, t3fl 

Morr . Family in America, MS 

MoulluB'* Dr.criiitunu of John and W|]. Muulton, 238 
Murch'a Brief HNiorr of Unity, W3 
Bolll'r Anct»try of t.eorje \Va«lllti|rton.2» 
Nclauu'attld Dutch Church alTutovra, Tat- 

craou, aW q fJ9 

K»«r Jersey Socjetr of Son* of th* Ke»olu- 


Index of Subjects. 

Book Notion— 

N ores'* Nores Genealogy, 239 
Old Reside ill-' Uliloridu Association Con- 
tribution.. 101 
.'arkefa Parker Genealogy, 493 
Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Darora of 

A III wica, 378 

l'enny pecker IVdlgree, 23fl 

l'hllHinore'a Loudon and Middlesex Note- 

book, 10O 
Plymouth Record*. 234 
I'utnam'. ! ,.-. 2M, WS 

Raven'* Frt-asingfleld Torch and Pews, 493 
Raymond'* Rev. Hlsekiearii Barrett and 

related Mratlord Families, 238 
R*W» Alpha of v 
Report of Pennsylvania Genealogical So- 

clrty, 238 
Rhode Inland HMorlcal Society'* Publico- 

Hans. 4un 

Roger Wellington and (ora* ofhif I>e*orud- 

MU, -"in 
Royal Ili.lorlcaJ Society Trantacllon*, 232 

lies'* Hunoewrll Family, 383 
Rujr«li-j'.* Welle* Family. 383 

Ebur**l Family Ulatorle* and Genealo- 
gies, ai 
SaulonP* Howes Genealogy, 383 

i nol'l Sargent* from England, 239 
Sctunmon Fauillv In Maine, 239 
Seveiiiy-Kirtli Ai.nlriTiarT of Second Uni- 

verselM Society, J7B 
Sharpea, The. 23*. lit 

Society of Colonial Wan, S7t 

.thorn Historical Sooleti Paper*, 238 
Stiles'* Wlndaor. Conn., 373 
Stoiir'a SI.. In Family in America, 238 
Suffolk Decda, toa 

Swan'- I iHI' Kepoi I "» Public ltecorrla, 377 
Thonipaou'a An , ^15 

i oham'l I '■ '.' it 

H aiMm'* IVinl.i-rK'ii Family, 230 
While'* Memorial* of Roderick and Don 
vt mi-. MB 

Whlttemore'a Whlltemore Genealogy, 230 

William and Mary Quarterly UlMOricnl Pa. 

Wnolwortli'* Woolworth Genealogy, 494 
BotUm Tout Office, -.'lu 
Bowen, Giiilliii. Of Ik.rion, 4iS 
Brock. Robert Alonn.-, 219 
Run lie II, Druslli*. Query, 210 
Uurnap, Mary, Qtin 

Carpenter, F.xra, Note, 5*3 

ites of ll> ail Right* In County of Lower 
■ilk, Virginia,*, IV.'. 3iu 
rjilrojtanny, Early. Capital Utta P.Cll 
Clark, ii (jt»<rv, 319 
(lark. Rachel. Query, 80 
Columbua If ay. 101 
Connecticut. Stat* riiniumi of, +62 
Contribution to toe Early II iMory of Slotting. 

ton. Ooa n., 088 
Coutrlbutori anil contribution! to Volume 
AJden. Mm. M. I.. I. 

■ ■ , *l, 188, 341 

Allen. Ilrrin I'. ■, -i. 

Uni* All i' It.i-inii, M 

Alvord, II 

nf -lniiathiin Gil lot, 105 
Hank!, churl... Edward. 

Edward Johiltou, l.Yl 
Hi flic Iloilon Wine- 

Cooper and Kiiih. Monarchy Mao, 417 
llatchrlifrr, Cliarli 

Batclicldei will-. '■-.'< 
.:<■ Mndison. 
ktemotf of N 'in;. i,i. ¥. Saflord, 9 

Bowrn, Edward Auaru.tu*. 

Aitiiiiwnii Family of Muddy River, now 

Rniokliue. JIb-p., 31-' 

Griffith Bowcu. of Bolton, 143 

Contribution and contribution*— 

llvliicton, Kxra Iloyt. 

necrology of Kew- England HIrloric 

(irnealoglcal Soolctr, ZA, 867. 487 

Clark*. Swnuel Clarke. 

Memoir of <ien. William HuU, 141, 30S 
Cleveland, Edmund Jane*. 

Net* .1. r.t . • '.iilrr In the United Stale* 
Army in 1794,27 

Codman, Arliuir AmoTT'. 

Origin ot Certain Names ending In 
•' man," 208 
Cotter. William Richard. 

John Mou.all of Woburn, 402 
Dean, John Ward. 

Memoir of Jeremiah Colbura, A.M., 428 

Memoir of Ittr. Thomas Rlckor Lambert, 
Fogg, John Samuel Hill. 

Dover, N If., l>o.-umi«nt«, 4At 

Kill, -rv. Maine, l',>cument*,4oV 
Fonl. Wnrtlilugton Diauncy. 

Ailiilery Commanded by Hamilton, 177o, 


Fre-neh, Aaron DarU Weld, 
r renelves of Ipswich, 302 

l ;,,■,,.• 1 irn.ii „f (juilford. Ct., 347 
CUEetle, >ulntou Cone. 

I). »ii nil«nt-< of.lonathan Glllet, 188 
Uurdon. lieurge Aiigmtu*. 

CuiiUlliutioii to the Katif History of 

SIOnlBltOBi ' OMU.400 
Urern wood, Isaac John. 

Wearer Family of New York City, 48 
ilacbi'K. r i n 

Widow of David Thomson, 78 
Hardy. Cum 

Death* In Stratham, N. U,, 19, 477 
Harris. Eilwurd DouUeday. 

The Dulbcarct of BoMon, 'H 
Uawtnviie, Qeorn II. 

Will of Mr*. Margaret llawtayne, Daugh- 
ter of Lawrence WaslilugUin, 803 
llerriek, NaUiaule I Jones. 

Keoord! of the Jones Family, 470 
Hooker. Edward. 

Origin and Ancotrj- of Rev. Thomas 
Uoolwr, i*« 
Lane, muiiuI. 

Deathi in .Stratliam, N. H., 19, 477 
Lea, Jamsi Hi-nry. 

Ccrtlftcates of Head Rlshts in County Of 

Lower Norfolk, Virginia, 00, IW.', XW 
I'arcnlaKc of Nicholas .Street of New 
Hal n, Coos., 348 
I^avitt. Kmlly Wtldrr. 

Henry Cmi i Dovoltattlrj Mass., and 

some of bis*, 78, 328 
Lee, W. B. 

I«ee uf Virginia, 21 
Lced*. II. Frunk. 

Iii>irij>tl,.ii» In ihnflld l"r> ii<»rjmt (irave- 
vnivl ut .St. Augustine, Florida, 300,433 
Newell, Fn-ilwrlck H»yn<«. 

Deirendsnt! of Mailer llayncn and Peter 
Moyaa, uf Smlbury, Moss., 71 

Reiuiek UeneHlogy, 473 
Kylanrt*, John I' 

Abstract* of Willi .A Mather Family, 88, 
177. XW 
TOtM, William C'leiive*. 

Urn. Nalhauiel reabody, or Alkinaon, 

Toner, .loieuh Meredllli 

Letts r of Robert Washington, 1778, W4 
Townslieiiil, I liurle* llervcy. 

Colutnbu* Day, 181 
Traak. William Blake. 

Letter* of Col. Thomas Westbrook and 
Othera, 31. 188, II 14, 4IB 
Waterc, llnirr Fiti-lillbert. 

( ie in aloi[ loil Glvanliig* In Kuglaiid. 104, 
2H, 38V. 4V7 

Index of Subjects. 

Oamguaa, Sato, 87 

Craa*. Heary. of DorcfaeaUr. Kill., and tome 

Of tUJ UtaCWOdl 

CaJttlaf. Habitable, Query, 218 

Death* la Strathara. X. H.. 10. 177 

Dnwif H of Joaaitiaa ijilift, of Dorohottar, 

Im>. and Wlndaor. Coon.. 168 
DtNMOMUof w.i^rtUrnf taiid FcterSloyai, 

af fiadbarj. Ma.. 
Davy oT JUron Wt>lt«. Qwtt, SM 
rWa—r.i nf Boston. M 
Omr, X. U.. l>ocma«nu.4fle 


taataiaii on IU». Rxra Carpenter and Her. 

DUba Harding. 363 
trrua,M, *»• 

NhB, John W..t. Query, SU 

French. Karah. Qi»«rT. w 

Frnarti. TlumiM, of i.nllford. Coon., 857 

rmkdtn cf tp.vkli.3Ci 

Filar, ERiabeu,. Query, tH 

Gar*. Joseph. Qoer 

(kaaainclcal ill England, IW. SU. 

Geanlaarteal Qarrlea, 216 

Anpaovall. M2 


rrraea. 33V 
QMtV !-•-• 
O a f — 8. 7J 


OaaaalugiM la preparation— 
Barnard. £W 


EUcOtt. 7i\ 

ftrnll, 5=0 
rairtax. Stl 

— .« 
BoaOrj M 

Bopkla*. St 
tavarvaor. ZZt 


•taete. at 

Wartbrtrfm, (0 
W.tN*r.-4. Kl 

SBrt, pa*a*nnaati of Jonathan. orDorehbtlor, 

■Un. and Windsor, Conn, MS 

iu-i. RftaAo, Qwrr.lM 
Tiffin, Qa*r- 

ruUan Company, 177(1, 03 
■ aaa fiw a 1 . gather, Qncry. .':* 

- t/3j«]i.t4,-ao 

-..-aV* ■*» 

■aaka. -vryt ant Jolia. Jonraa] of, 02 
• etjitantiof Walter,?] 

■ al—ltV, Qa-rr. 90 

Bead lUefaU la lounty of Lower Norfolk, Vlr- 

stsralaur ?Jo»r*'. 80 


■Fatal Ual InirUifvaoc, 05, 219, 3*3, 484 

Historical Socletlca. I*nv>eeding» of— 
aoattoni VnlJoy Hi.turioai,z» 

Mill ii r Urn. illogical 367 

Maine HKlorlcal. 409 

New-England UUluric Genealogical, 221, 

..<■■■, mi 

Old Colour Historical. 2S6 

Rhode Island Historical, i». MO, 464 

llnllirank, Alice. Query, rV 

liotbrook. Hannah. Qut-ry. 88 1189 

Hooker. Origin and Ai>ee»trv of Rr-r. Tlicimaa. 

liiitbard, Obttuaiy of Hon. Tuomw, 4W 

Hull, William. Hi, 90S 


Math.-r Olialr. 340 

r.rallh, iJS 
Mull William, lit 
Math,!. i:., i 

i v.'.lianlt-l Koiter. • 
Traak, famucl, ie-1 

: I,, una., 439 
Portrait •. 
Culburn, .Tereniluh, 425 
Mull Wlllam, 141 
Lambert. Thorn*. Kicker, 293 
Baflord, Nathaniel Kustcr, 9 
Venncr, Thomaa, 437 
Tabular lVdlgrcea— 
Buweu, 443 

Hooker. 192 

\v iiioujthhT, DM 
Indian Attain In Halno.31, 144. 314, 444 
Inscription* In Old I'rotestenl Uraeeyard at 
If. pUafMtlaW, Kia.. M0, i» 

Jari|Uf«. QlMry, 4S3 
00, KdVAM, • 

Jonaa i-'.inii ■•-. St iii.i. "t. t?n 
Journal of S«rg««nt Joliu Hawki, 92 

. John, Query, SIS 

KliiK.lev. John. Iti-ply, 388 
Kitlerr. Maliic, I'-xunu'nt, 440 
Kn.iwir., Mar*, Query, eO 
Knox, (irD, H.'iiiy,30S 

Lamb, Jothiu. Query, SIS 

. .iii.i. Rlckor, D.D., 2M 
Ijhiiii, Query, 215 


il Robert Wanning ton. 1774, 324 

Applcton, John. 149 

Bacon John. I U 

Berkdi Uilliam.345 

i. Itorch, > iiuniiu. 144 

lm. I.. Kl.liard. 3d 

DaOUMT, William, 31, 135-1S7, SU.IU.Ia*, 

I, Jamep. J-.-O 

titav. John 

Harding, John, 343 

il hod, John ion, 38, 447, 460 

Hi nth, Joseph, 117 

11, in,, (In 

llinckj, Batauel, 37 

Jordan, >»inu»l, 448 

Im light, Nathan. 32 
|i ii, Naihanial, 317 

on., J.ilui, H& 

r. ,i. hard, John, 44a 

Rcnall<. I liomu«. 344 

.Sinilli, tli.nii:,., 440 

liriPtian. 347 
.i.i.l, John, h», lrtl.314 
Wainwrtglit. John. WO, 101, 31* 
Walton, -hiid'a.:k, 3i4 
Waahlnrton, I,,..., Ttn.ii.a., 31, 11. SO, HO, 148, ISO, 
161-163, 317. 31*. 320, 321, 44K-462 


Index of Subjects. 


Wh.etwrlcM. Sanravl.aiff 
Wili.r.i. .1., 118, 408V 4^ aM 
Woodbury. < 'harlM l.rr-1, H6 
Letter* of < ."oi . Thomas Wml iruuk and Others, 

»l. 166. 314,441 
Lew I« jin it Oark**i ftqwdtttoa •»*» 0» Mocky 
Mountali I 

Ie»tlirop, Query, 80s 

McCarty, Query, M 
Maine Pamlliei. y» 

. Indian Affair. In, 31. MS, 314, 116 

Mather Chair. 3A5 

Maintr Family, Abstracts of Willi of, 38, 177, 



Oolburn. Jeremiah, 424 
Hull. William. 141. 306 
Lambert. Thoana.* Icteker, flat 
1'eabody. NattiaoM. '.-a? 
SaiTord. Nathaniel Fostar, 
Mourning Kinir or 17J*. xli 
Mouaall. Joan, i.r w obara, 40* 
Mu-ter and I'ay Bolls, Km Jersey Cavalry. 
i:v4, rr 

l lioll of Cajit. JeresniaJs Moultou's Com- 
pany, M 
Mythical Estates in England, VI 

Necrology of tin New- England Historic Genea- 
loglcjil sociaty — 
It rooks. I'll 
< handler, George, -vM 
Chandler , tirth. Mi 

Curtis George ** tlllam, 2X8 

Kill-. UuwlMiiil,:t7i 

Gllddc-n, William Taylor, H70 

Hull, Benlnroln Horns*-. 371 

Han ill,, rford blrchard. W7 

llunililin it*, ' dward itapert, att 

Kip. Willinin Ingrahara, 457 

Uiiriin. Abbott, 487 

Lee. «'i l 

Paltrraon, G*»ld Wllllnms.zl* 

Kolllm. J..liti Hodman, Ul 

Bt Ukner, Joaaph Henry. 367 

WIIsod, Edward I 
New Jersey (.at airy In I'm ted State* Annv, 

Note, and Queries, *7 . 2G&, 363. 4*1 
Noye*. Dvscenduuts of Pete*-, 71 

Ottman, Samuel. Query. Bl 

Obituary Notice*, see Necrology and lilogrsph- 

leal sietena.. 
Obituary of tlie Koa. Thomas Hubbard, 1773, 

K migration, Query, ill 

tjrlclii sail Ancr. it v >.r 11.',. Thomas Hooker, 

Origin of Certain Names ending In •• man," 202 

I'arrnliigr of Her. Nicholas Sir***, of New 

Haven.. Cl , S*» 
1'arker. Joseph. Note, Mtt 
Psubody, Gen. Nathaniel, of Atkinson, N. II., 

Perkins of Hampton, N. II.. 4«3 
to I aniroM lu imu,4*I 

n. Note, 87 

; i lueher. Query, ilA 
P 'ii I, Hannah, Query, •* 

I'm tl.iil., .i • • lit . - I i /.Tumi. 

Potter. Mar] . Quel 

Prince*! luiii|jii,ei un Itiaalar** Narrative of 
Weymouth's Voyage, 4M 

Queries, f*. SlU, 304. 483 

aUMat Pub II rat ions, MS. 3W, 4M 
Bacoids of Uie Joues Family, 4ro 

Retnlek Genealogy, 47* 
Replies, 00. 1 1«, WU. 483 
Ke.peet fur Aaeessnes. 18* 
Kobliwon, Query, zli 

SaBbrd. Nathaniel Potter , S 

8t. Augiittiii', Kla , tiwrlptions la Old IVot- 

eotaul Grave, aril, 380, 033 
SooM, Note, 4*2 
Seeley. Bebecca. Qaery, 00 
Shakespeare Will.. 218 
>lm»uca* Map, 2M 
Smalley. John. Query. 114 
Smllh. Jane. Query. 80 
Smith's Hlttory. Note, 206 
Boo* 1 Genealogy, 61, 188, 341 
State Trea-urrr of Conneotlesu. OB 

, lorry. 213 
BUmlagton, Coan H OoatribuUoa to the Earl/ 

HI'torr of. 45» 
Strullisiii, H II .. l>.-ntl|t In, 19. 177 
Street, Mclsola*, ot New Haven, ttuwaiagc of, 


Tabular Pedigrees, tee Illustrations. 
Thomson, Widow of Uarld. 76 
Tonsay, Tboma*. Query, 214 
lownllistorit • In Prcpiiratlon— 

Berwick, Maine, 4lS 

Ueerflelii. Ma-»., IBS 

Kltierv. Maine, 4MB 
TUCker, Query, *U 
Tueker, Houben, Query, 386 
Turner, Query, 00 

United State. Army, New Jersey Cavalry la, 

i.'.n, -: 

Vi nner, Thomas, 417 

Wntin VentnUi Wiitrous, Query, 88 
Vlntoo, in. u-i . dot , 

Virginia I il l.i'inlmi, \ ite, 20( 

Virginia, lleud Kighu la Coanty of Lowar 

\ Tl.. ",. 

Virgin!, •. I vccutlre and Legislative 

Bodies Id, 486 

Walcott, Query. 00 
Wiil-lron, Joseph, Query, Jii 
Wu'lihijioii I f-ui". DM 

Water*'* tifiieal-igleal Clt-anlags la Caglaad, 
nu. .41. am«,4«»— 
Al<lvr.ii th. Robert (1631). stw 

Allwooii, Klelmrd (l'M4). 138 

Ambrose, Cicely (IMV0. 'na 

Pvter (l«M;. 3«3 

William II-.I7I. 3W 
Angnr. Margery (1053), All 
Aapuall, K.ltnond (1016). 801 
nwnll. Tlmottiv (Win, 303 

Atklni. Ileiirt fl'iVO'.. CM 

At wreck.. Klchard (iftw.'i. '»l» 
Atwlck. Willi.ini I 1613). 610 
UaMwiue. Kiclmrd (if.ilj. 113 
Haiickr.. I'lioma. (ia»6i. 107 
flanck*. John (1630}, 108 
llariiarillstiin. Katlicrlne (18.13), 808 

Mix*. ':•<'■'■ 


u.Joha m<i.'I.6.w 

igge. tjenrey ii'iw>, «i 

Qanri (I433>, I 

i (low). : 

Ithifibaiii. Kluabeth (!*'«), 307 


in. I 

Hinding. .-a'rah {loc?!. 121 

Boltmi, W Un n I6»l), 117 
llorlsoti. Edward Cin.'ft). 6>l 
ni>, riiiniia. (li.-'l). fiJl 

Braddock, Nmhanii-I (K,tt),ll7 
li.H.ilev, Edward (174*1, il« 

llradsliawe, John (ItRsl). 3w8 
llree.1,,,,,.1,,111, (tost), 401 

ZaahciM ( Ml , 300 

Ilrewer, John (1031), 273 
llrumiutrd. Itose (l«Wi),4(l0 
Buruapp, Julin (1AM), 12^ 

Index of Subjects. 


I <.l.a«lnr» In Baf land— 

■ l.lrl (1*1). 3U1 


■ (MM) MB 

Onto*. Thoouu ; wwi. an 
Care*. Kdamrd (lOW). K-6 
Car.Jonalkaa ()7I- 

CM Ml, Maraaot (1*70), MQ 

CanvkaU. Ar.»r (.Mo). 49.' 
CaK. John (10*1). KM 

rkoau I -f>r»». IS 
CoM. 4i«^ (M*. 

OOetoe, P*4«r (KM 
CoMvgtoo. fcdnwrd (IflNt. 27* 
CeUyer. Joeeph (te*- 
Oaofcr. J»hn (la* 

OM (1*11). 1« 

Croat*. WiUiaaa (IWI). Ill 
Data, Bluabeth |1M> 

Thomaa ( ldl7>. tO 
Dartr. Ollee (K40). 4 to 
I*)-. ■•■.«. Jo..a» (MW). i» 
iMaaiaoa. Uoargt <J67«). 409 

John ( !«;*). 40» 
DenMr. Joan (]«h 
DoddrUlx*. Job. (,oio). IIS 
Ubridg*. Atdwurth (laM), 3M 
abkertdf*. Joan 1 1712). 4M 
favour. An*. <IM» 
Fan**, Mary Il*Si». . 


Booort IMIO.M7 

FaBaate, Tntaku (W 
Flay III aja Win (1*73 i.-£J 

IV« ) ,.«M 
FeaJ4,tf. Bjeaafd (I4k>}. 400 
Fnittaykam, •.»«*• (MM), ♦:• 
•tea*. John ( law). 1 10 

iiw^pitiai <-i*rr.i. :m 
(vtow, Marfan* <J4t»). JW 
laardvae*, John (IMI), ant 
t*r w . Aim (l*o» 

.. WOMl.fidU 
aJ^»hr»H ;JM-J).*» 
Franca, <l-VVJI.j«i 
Jeua ;!«-). ooo 
Bary !!•»). *■» 
Bonr (lAMi. MO 
ralUrd. Mary (MM). S3 
eoaJwta, KuU-H < 1«I0), MB 

Gcrgor,. William (14*0). !C« 
«r*7, Kraut** (1*0). 1W 
Baddodkr. William (.Mb), MO 


John (1017;. 240 

Samarl (!•?«}» M7 


Thoauu (IS I 

Ha». nit»h.Unlai»i, 127 
Uu.p-ca. I'nlllp (14341,41? 
BarrU, PrlMtlk i. IMo). 430 

.r». Martha (|ev7),t71 
Brain, Uraev (1*64 
Back. Mildred 11057). 41 J 
BaUbtrr IVn... (l*7i).I»l 
tea, Brtaa (14M).Wl 

Thomaxln» (laAtiJ.M. 

W , »fr« , < lrfn.-alufl.-iU ....anil** In F.OtjlalMV 
Jc*»uo, Aliraliam (1**»),*J7 

Dorothy flWKi). 100 
Jaonb lift- - 
Johnion, 410 

rtvoma* (in*). 417 

Krlwer, Waltrr 1'50>. 114 
Kml, EIU»b-t.i (W7V;i. »I3 

i * wo, Thoanaa n*n). *)] 

Lrniiya, Joaae(lal3). Ill 

LMoail. rrmrla* riot*). 100 
Lijclil. Tliumaa (l*to). VW 
WnJtrr, (WW). M7 

Lock, Willi.n. 

Locke, Jnnr {IWK).4I» 


Ludwcll, ("hrleUan (l«*l).27« 

Bobrrt (Ia78), 277 

Th-Miia. (1«7C 

Lntniwy, Mania (MM;, 

I.jrght, A/tnc. (16:3).VnV 

Lf|hn, cnrWtoftr (I8t*>.?70 
l.viiilon. A i«ij»iiii (l<Mn.Z79 
Lynn. WllllBfn (I«7»), 3M 
Mak»p««c«, (1*1), MB 
MarT (IBVl).ail 
Macon, H.i«- (InlO). 4W 

William (lftW). 107 
Marrrtck, Mwi < 1iK»M)) , 42* 
Mercer, DanloK lWn.sU 

rraneU (1M7),6U 

John (1*1.'), 514 

Paul (IMM), SI I 
Moorr, Jnlm 

Mor»Wn, Nleltolaa ( 1640), AO0 
Moulxin, Aimr (IM7I. IH 
MowI.aii, I liouia. (16M). Ill 

Maaacr, Wuil.ui £lo*i), 430 

Mchvllw, William (ItlM). SSI 
Oakra, Kaarard 1 I.J 
dhviT, Joiui ()6v7), l« 
OwfailJe. Koarr ( I0W), M» 
Owllolq. TlM>nm<la* (10*7), 407 
Palmer, Ji.lin <!«!). /.« 
I'artrlch, Gerriue (1047), «» 
Pack, l>lir»r.l flfirS). II* 
l'< mbcrton. i(oWrl (1038). 4M 
Partoo, Henry rlAMI.418 
PORUlx, I'ctcr (l«4:i).aa 
Oulncry, Juki. (IWD.oM 
Quinrv. iiiomat (iroij.aa* 

Qulm..*, Ann (Mil- 
QuvncT, Klchanl < 1">V i, &Z* 
Karner, Kugvr (Inect). ill 
Uoblnion, Samuel (Wl -2), 100 
Botliwell. WilliHia ( I6.TI), 2U 
oeaddar, William aw~ . «a 
Smrard. Bvah ilMli. il» 

8haw. William 
8iUe»ble. Anthony (I*i3). Ml 
Bilk* by. Sainut-ll (IWi, i-Ofl 
Thomas (H.vij.ioa 
Bllleibyc. Hnirj- (16«>.MiJ 

Slathpwr (lOOil.MO 
Slliblr. William (1MB), Ml 
olayno. lliomai (lot*). 41 1 
Smith, Ellaabrth (1663). 407 
George (ISM). ai» 
Urnry (lB38), 800 
(IWI). 381 
John (lOiO). 421 
DTOion (1005), 404 
Smyth, Thorn M ( IMS), 410 
Snow*, Tliomn. (10»^). i« 
Bohter, Wary (lOttO.oM 
(1614). ooe 
Matlhcw <lft«3).6M 
P*l«(l»7»). 50» 
RtarT, Comfort (17oU). 10? 
Swayne. Bennett ( 1030), 1M 

viii Index of Subjects. 

Water,'* Grn»Bli>jrlr*1 Gleaning* In Knglaud— 

Wllla, admtnlttrntloii* and Al>itracU— 
Ma' 1«W), 177 
". X36 

Thacher, CUrre (MVW . 

cii-ini ;ai 

IVter (In KM. IK 

(inai), 110 

10), Ul 

1" ■■!-> . • ' 

Hum] . 1M 

Iminen <!*»), xa 

T<i«m<t, John (MW 

J nine. (1690), 44 

VI' ■■»■•. William |li>J). 119 

(KOI). 331 


Juhn (WD.ifl 
IK. '.7). MO 

w»ik«. lUiumi. iinraj.ftw 

Walter, Kllaabeth (1689), a» 

MrV.'l). IN 

Walthnm. Hoee (IfllO). 40* 

(18»). 3M 

William (1600), *07 

Walkyn, riioma« [UN], .vl 
Wearr, William (KI19). 419 

fl«W), 816, US 

Peter (1 We ).-(•. 

Weeeko, Richard ; IW), MB 

Ralph. (1097), 44 

Wrlllim. Jona. (lftM).KB 

(UH), 181 

W,|U. l-HUl (l«M), 6W 

iU bard u*W),a» 

Wlckw. Or<irf e twm), fill 

Henry (W10J. 619 

Hurdle <tfV.'. 
Richard 11676). 41 

(1693). 43 

(MM). 47 

fwn, bi 

(1«.M). IM 


(lrt-rti). 1* 

POtto (IMS). ON 

(IMS), »t 


William. (l»in 1,619 

(1636). 334 

(1640). 337 

WIcka, Thoraa* (lrt47>,S»l 

Robert (lflu),Mtl 
Roger <l6Si), 4* 

Wrmxall. Sarah (10»»>. W8 

Teaman*. Aiinr (lOMt.vij 


Hyiuond (IS 

York*. Kdmunde (1014), IS) 

Water tow 11 Itecord*. zfl) 

M**), 177 
ThomaJ(l«4l). 3* 

Wearer Family. 81? 

of New Tork Cl«7, M 

Thuratan (l«19>, 1« 

We*t, Query, 8S4 

While, .\ute,483 

William 0'" 


Aaron, Qoery, IvH 

(ISM). 180 
(1611), SB 

Widow of l>*»li! Tlioniton, 7* 

Will nl III*. Margaret Hawtaync, daughter Of 
Lawrvuc Watliii 

( 14341.833 

JM »),*» 

William*. Robert, Note. US 

WUla, Admliilatnuiuii* ami Ab«tn»et< — 

< 1649), 3*0 

See also Wttm •» Gleaning*. 

Mom all, Jolm (IftfiO). 4» 

Balcbcler, Kliinuelb 1 IBU'). 387 

hliide, William (l«X.').34tt 

ll.i.rv (IM«).3M 

Siiuw, Jane 11703). IM 

John <1«H),367 

Jo«eph (1717). IMS 

Bond. George (1AK). 349 
Hawuvue, Margaret flfllOl. ;»3 
Mather. Abraham (1013). 170 

Mark (lfl94>.HS 

Nicholas (1«7A), S3 

Stephen {1703-4> 341 

Anno (1009), IS 

Street, Nlchota* (1669), 319 

Ellaiior (1473), 40 
Elizabeth (16341,333 
Elleu <liM4), 181 

Weaver, Amu- (17MJ.5I 

Samuel (I74VI.60 

WlUuughby, Tbutuu* [Ml), WO 

(1847), SW 

(1698), WO 

Ellli (ism. I« 

0«M), WiO 

Gabriel (1906). 47 

Woloolt, Rebecca, Query, 90 

Wood, Note. 88 

Geoflroy (1648). 338 
Gilbert (1593). 43 
Gowthcr (MIS), Ul 

Wood, Query. 214 
Wood. Sarah, Query, 66 



.JANUARY. 1893. 


By the Rcr. Q bob ok Madisom Bo dob, of Lcomiiutcr, Mam. 

Nathamkl Fostku Saffoud wai born nt Salem, Mass.. in the 
numbered 19 Winter Street. September 19, 1815, and 
his home in Milton, April 2">, 1891, full of years, beloved 
aad honored by all who have known him either in his public re- 
lation* or in die way of personal acquaintance and friendship. 

U hen n man like Mr. Sufibrd passes sway, we can better appre- 
ciate how large a place he has filled, by the vacancy which he Ie;i 
¥ur more than fifty years, as a member of the Massachusetts bar, 
be has held hi.-* honorable place as a lawyer of eminent ability and 
nnbJcQiighed integrity. Conservative in his opinions and methods, 
he was yet strong in his convictions, and prompt to act in the way 
they pointed. There are few names which show a fairer record, 
_• ami honorable lists of the bar of Eastern Massa- 
chusetts. From his early years of practice, Mr. Sarlbrd was 
.ted to important positions of public trust, and in every case 
red the place by bis ability and fidelity. As a public official 
be showed a shrewd and ready understanding of men and affairs, 
his easy and quiet courtesy might not lead one to suspect. 
And, under all circumstances, Mr. Suiford was a gentleman, in the 
fall meaning of the term, as all who hnve met him in any place or 
ttlnti. As a presiding officer, on the floor of public 

debate, in the social circle, — and especially in that kindly, courtly 
eoedu. h characterized his welcome of friends to hie home, 

be was all gentleman. The deep interest which be bad 

a tl; i Historic Genealogical Society," and his 

valuable services to it through many years, make it peculiarly fitting 
tbat this memoir should herein appear. His own antiquarian tastes 
lad carefu lies have mode it an easy as well as a pleasant 

doty to give here a brief sketch of his family's American lineage. 

trroRD, the emigrant ancestor , came from England 
to Massachusetts with bil wife Elizabeth, and settled at Ipswich 
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Nathaniel Foster Safford. 


tome time prior to 1611. They hud a son, John' Safford, married 

Sarah . and settled in Ipswich, where their son, 

Thomas' Safford, was born October 16, 1672; and married 
Elinor Shatswell, October 7, 1698. She was probably the widow 
of Richard Shuts well, and daughter of Daniel Cheney. 

Siki-iikn' Safford, son of the above parents, born at Ipswich, 
March 10, 1716, married Sarah Jarvis. He died nt Ipswich, July 
22, 1767. 

Nathan' Safford, son of the above, born at Ipswich, June 5, 
1760, married September 29, 1785, Elizabeth Foster, of Salem, 
daughter of Capt. Nathaniel Foster, and lineal descendant of 
Reginald Foster of Ipswich in [688, They removed to North 
Yarmouth, Maine, soon after marriage, and there made their home, 
and there died; he December 27, 1823, and bIic April 1, 1826. 

Naihamkl Foster* Safford was born at North Yarmouth, 
Maine, June 13, 1786; and died at Salem, November 20, 1847. 
lie removed to Salem in 1806, at the age of twenty, and there mar- 
ried, August 8th, 1808, Sally, daughter of George and Sally Smith, 
born in Sulem, July 11. 1791 . and died March 16, 1810, aged 18 
yrs. 8 moa. 5 days. Of this marriage, Sarah was born at Salem, 
M iv 16, 1809. He married 2d, Hannah, daughter of William and 
Mary Woodbury, of Hamilton, Mass., born June 18, 1791, and 
died it Salem, April 18, 1856. Of these parents were burn two 
sons, Nnthaniel Foster' Safford, Jr., born July 14, 1814, died 
November 28, 1814, and Nathaniel Foster Safford, Jr., the subject 
of this memoir, born, as stated before, in Salem, September 19, 
1815. He married in Dorchester, February 10, 1845, Josephine 
Eugenia Morton, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Wheeler) Morton 
lilton, and a lineal descendant of George and .Julia Anne 
(Carpenter) Morton, of York, England, who came to Plymouth, 
Mass., in 1623. Of this marriage, one son, Nathaniel Morton 
Safford. was born January 31, 1848, in Dorchester, and BOW 
resides in the family home in Milton, together with Mrs. Safford, 
his mother. 

I'.v diligent correspondence and inquiry, we are able to follow 
along, in outline, the course of Mr. Safford'a full and useful, though 
even and comfortable life. He was happy in his home-life, both as 
boy and man. His parents were members of the "Old 9ootfi 
Church" in Sahun, which was for many of those early years under 
the pastoral care of the Rev. Dr. Emerson ; they were of excellent 
social standing, and the boy's earliest years were in the midst of the 
best social conditions of the good old city of his birth. In his 
figure, and somewhat in his stately old-time courtesy of manner, he 
is said to have resembled his father ; while in features and tem- 
perament, as well us in many characteristics of his delicate and sensi- 
tive taster, were recognized the traits of his refined nnd beautiful 
mother. Mr. David Moore and Capt. George Upton of Salem were 


JVatkaniel Foster Safford. 


playmates and schoolmates of young Safford in hia early boy In id, 
sod recall him m "« very good boy, an excellent scholar, much 
Eked by hie associates, but of rather retiring disposition." The boy 
was carefully but wisely nurtured. We find him a* | child at the 
private school kept by Miss Abigail Mason ; and we learn from Mr. 
Henry M. Brook* of Salem, Whose latter is subjoined, and front 
whose kindly help much of the information about bis school-life is 
gained, that the late Bar. Charles T. Brooks, of Newport, brother 
-•• Henry M., was at the same school at the same tune with Mr. 
Safford. lie is next found in the private school kept by Mr. James 
S. Gerrish ; and we have in a r clipping the notioi -fan 

examination of Mr GerrUh'a school, in August, 1829, in which 
young Mr. Saffbrd figures quite prominently : 

The examination of Mr. (I hool, we understand, was as usual 

BOM pleating and satisfactory, and was attended at Franklin Mall, by a 
very numerous auditory. At this examination, premiums were awarded to 
I, Thomai W. Rea, NathanUl F. Saf'.cd, Sinmr. F. 
B*r»tow. William W. Story. Henry, and Thomas Carlile. tor good 

Rradi -diua Raymond. Nathaniel Perkins. Georgp F. Allen, No- 

foaepifa Beadle, A Sanger, George W. Prrochaid, 

Fraads Perkins Kndicut. and Charles Wiggin, for good Writing 

— ki ThocDaa W. Rea, Stephen O. Shepard, and Naihanxtl F. Safford, for 
good Speaking. 

Wi may judge somewhat the quality of the patronage of this 
i by the names of the pupils. And we can imagine the stately, 
!re»6ed and highly respectable "numerous auditory," gathered 
with proud interest to see and bear the embryo orators and stale 
perform their juris apofl this preparatory stage. And na doubt a 
special thrill >;1 pride came 1 the Suffbrds, as their slender, bright- 
eyed lad alone bote away three of the premiums. 

>a8brd passed, probably in the autumn 
sf 1821*, to the Latin Grammar School, in which he finished fitting 
fee college. The teacher* during those years were Mr. Henry 
Kemhle Oliver ami Mr. Theodore Karnes. 

Items of interest in connection with Mr. Safford s father appear 
ta the following letter from Mr. Brooks, which 1 have in part copied 

letter from Mr. Henry M. liroaka of Salem. 

Though I had no personal acquaintance with Mr. N. F. Safford. Sr., or 
Us son. I remember both perfectly well. Thu fattier was rather a slender 
Sfld thin man. with a quick, nervous manner ami step, aud very respectable 
in appearance. I recall thu place of business (ho was a dealer iu iron, 
grindstone ire under the old Concert Hall at the corner of 

Central and le Streets, mar the South Bridge. The building was 

of wood, built in the old colonial style. I well reuieuil>er the sign across the 
front over the store, in full width: " Nulli 1 F. Safford," in huge gilt script 
letters, and the great grind-stones which leaned against the front each side 
tks door. The hail i was used for bails, dancing schools, etc., 

•nd later as a gymnasium. Thu building was destroyed by the great fire of 


Nathaniel Foster Safford. 


1844. It wu replace) with a. three-story brick structure, called " Phoenix 
Hall." I think Mi. Safford MTBI OOODpnd the new building, of Wtttl 
lower portiou is used as an oyster house, aud the second story as a military 



Young Mr. Safford finished his course at the Latin Grammar 
School it SaleiDi and was admitted at Dartmouth College in the 
summer of 1831, just before he was sixteen years old. in the class of 
1835, then numbering sixty, from pleasant letters received From 
two of his class-mates I am able to give a glimpse of hi* Surround* 
ings and relations at Dartmouth. Charles B. Stevens, Esq., <>\ 
Worcester, one of the few survivors of the class of 1835, kindly 
leave to quote from his address at the annual reunion of the 
Alumni of Dartmouth, alter fifty years from the graduation of their 
class. The meeting was held in Boston, January 28, 1885. In 
the opening of his address he speaks of his classmates present, and 
writes me that he referred to Mr. Safford and Judge Lndd of Cam- 
bridge, who sat each side of him at the table. The topic- nf l,i* 
address was " Fifty years ago," and the address, published in full in 
The Dartmouth for March 2U, 1885, affords a clear picture of the 
condition of things at the College during the years of their course. 
Some brief selections will help to show the young Safford's surround- 

Mr. Slevens began his address by saying : 

I am a little afraid of these many brown heads before me. Some per- 
sons, misled by the disguise whieh nature bat Imposed open ma, 

aware* take me for one of the elders, it would be a very Baton] inmtake 
inly. l!ut my nlasamntes, bare, do my right and left, would bnrdij 
fall into such a mistake. To then I so ever young, as they are to ine. 

Mr. Stevens goes on to speak of the condition of the institution 
in those years, and draws a kindly picture of each of the officers and 
professors from President Lord down. He describes President 
Lord as energetic, shrewd and wise as a disciplinarian, with digni- 
fied manner and fine administrative ability ; I'rofcusor Sliurtleff as 
"dwelling ineiTiiiuMy behind green spectacles and seeing a great 
deal more of us than we of him"; Professor Haddock, a favorite 
nephew of Daniel Webster and very popular with the students, of 
Spirit) B gentleman, and treating the Students liko gcullcuu u ; 
Professors ( iroabj and Stcnvc, the Q-reek professors, of whom the first 
is said to have been N immensely btboI on Ine infinite little of the 

Greek particles," while the latter, '' ru.t in.iistutff on the finer linguis- 
tic criticism, sought to inspire us with his own enthusiasm lor the 
author we had in hand"; Professor Ira Young, the talented mathe- 
matical teacher, ami latliei of the distinguished Professor Charles A. 
Young of Princeton. The does bad I SnttruCton during the course : 
— in M:itliriiii!);-, Prof. Ebenezcr Adams, and tutor, afterwards 
Professor, Ira Young. In Latin and Greek, tutor, afterwards Pro- 


Nathaniel Foster Safford. 


feasor, Alphnus Crosby, and Prof. Calvin Kllis Stowe. Prof. Uos- 
well Shurtleff and President Nathan Lord were the teachers in 
Mental and Mural Philosophy, and Prof. Charles B. Haddock in 
Rhetoric. A German was employed for a time to give lessons in 
Preach. These were Saffbrd's teachers during his college course. 
He cloaca with a word about his claw, which is of interest to us : 

I pa*s on to nay a word about my own class. It was noteworthy for two 
thing*- Tl ::it, with a single exception, it was the largest data 

ever then graduated ; Lhe exception being the class of 1811. We entered, 
ic, sixty strong, and we graduated fifty. Later classes hare greatly 
sorpasaorl ua, but in that day our numt>era were phenomenal. It may be 
said, perhaps, that we were tlie first fruits of President Lord's new and 
energetic administration. Three years had elapsed since his inauguration, 
and ih month renaissance had gone abroad. The second 

irthy tiling touching the class was, that with it, began the experi- 
ment of abolishing appointments at Comnn :m •■ ■nn .■ni. Human nature is 
weak, and it is my impression that the last half of oar class was not sorry. 
It gave them also as well as their •' betters" a chance to appear " in public 
on a *tage," and left the public to find out " who was who " as best it could. 
The experiment thus begun was continued until, after a fair trial, the 
authorities found it, expedient to restore the old system. 

In bis letter, in answer to my request for a word from him in re- 
gard lo Mr. Safford in his college days, he writes: 

Mr. Safford was one of the youngest members in our class. As I re- 
member him, he was a fair, delicate l*oy, sensitive, and free from any of the 
rough way* of moat boya. Because of these characteristics and ln-<;ause of 
icli. be ffM naturally not an active leader in our class. We had in 
those days two literary societies between which the members of each class 
were, on ei. .-iributed by lot. One of these was called '• The Social 

Friro«U,'* the oth . 1 he United Fraternity." My impression is that in 
the debates young Safford was not forward to take any conspicuous 
hat read.'- ige any assigned duty. 

From the letter of another class-mate of Mr. Safford, Rev. Jacob 
Chapman of Exeter, JS*. II., now in his eighty-third year, I select ■ 
brief extract : 

I wish 1 hre you more full and definite information about my 

ria— urate, N. F. Safford. I was in the first division of our class of sixty, 
and be in the second, so that we rarely met at recitations. I was appointed 
Btlor of the class, and also to assist one of the instructors in " keeping 
during the time of a class recitation to him; and for these reasons 
i ot* the younger boys seemed to keep at a distance from me. I think 
J never bad to admonish or reprove young Safford at any time. As I re- 
member him in 1831, when as monitor I was appointed to "keep uu eye 
on him," be seemed younger even than he was ; ho was very modest, retir- 
ing, quiet and studious. Oar only athletic game was foot-ball, and I am 
-are that Safford did not take any active part iu that. In his fresh- 
aian year he had his room at the house of Mr. Douglass, and his room-mate 
waa probably Edward Warner of Salem. Josiah Winchester of South- 
boro' roomed in the same house, and I think these were, in that year, his 
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Nathaniel Foster Snfford. 


closest associates. Ho was considered oue of the most studious of the 
younger boys, and stood well in his class. The second year be roomed at 
B Thornton Hall, with Hi-nrv Bright Chase, of WirDff, N. II. My 
room wn-> in the same Hall. My imprest m il tlut hn was always prompt 
to perform his duties, but not active in BUlflk beyond that point. His room- 
mate. Chase, was wholly different from youni; Safford in habits and char- 
acter: he afterwards became a lawyer in Clinton, LouJaiana, where he died 
in 1885. In the Mexican war Chase raised and commanded a compear. 

Iu the junior year Snfford had a room in Wentwort.h Hall. I think, alone, 
most of the time. In the senior year he returned to the honse of Mr. 
Douglass, where he roomed the first year, and there his associates were S. 
C. Bartlett. late president of Dartmouth College, and his brother, later the 
R. v. .I.i: : ] li Bartlett. 

In answer to my inquiry, President Bartlett writes, under date 
December 3, 1892 : 

My lwlief i8 that .Mr. Safford had no chum while in the house of Mr. 
i )i>nglaM. I remember him as a rather fine looking young man, with black 
hair and bright black eyes. But as I was iu a lower class and somewhat 
yOongec than he, and as ho was rather p D his ways, or, if socially 

Inclined, yet with ■ diffident circle from mine, I am unable to giv 
any more definite infoi matiou concerning him. I can say, however, that 
he bore an excellent reputation so far as I cau remember, and all my im- 
pressions of him, in memory, are very pleasant. 

Upon graduation from college Mr. Safford began the study of 
law in the office of Hon. Asalicl Huntington of Salem. 

He was admitted to the Essex County Bar, September 17, 1838, 
as may be seen by the following extract* from the Essex County 
Records : 

At the Court of Common Pleas begun and held at Newbarypnrt, within 
and for the county of Essex, on the third Monday, being the seventeenth 
day of September, in the year oue thousand, eight hundred and thirty eight. 

"Nathaniel F. Safford, jr. being duly recommended to the Court to 
practise as au attorney, in open Court takes and subscribes the oaths and 
declarations iu such case provided and is thereupon admitted to practise 

Thus equipped for his life-work, he left home, and came to 
Dorchester, January 16, 1839, and opened an office at the " Mil- 
ton Lower Mills" village, in a building then standing iriam the 
chocolate mill now stands. He boarded, until his marriage, in Mr. 
Swift's family at their old mansion on Milton Hill. In 186- ? ho 
removed his office to Boston, No. 27 State Street, and has held his 
city office and praotice from that time until his death, having re- 
moved his office twice, viz. : to No. 53 Devonshire, and thence to 
27 Kilby Street. 

Upon marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Safford set up their home in their 
fine house, a present from the bride's father, still standing, at the 
corner of Washington and Sanford Streets. There they resided 


Xathaniel Foster Saffurd. 


a til 1862, when they removed to the beautiful residence in Milton, 

here he died and where the family still resides. 

In the early part of his practice, Mr. Safford was appointed a 
Muter in Chancery, and acted as magistrate, exercising jurisdiction 
ilso under the operation of insolvent Jaws, lie VM much engaged 
it local town affairs, and active in town-meetinga, whil<- IW.-hester 
was still a aeparate municipality. His word waa listened to with 
deference by the people, and his services in many official relations 
were appreciated. lie was a ready and pleasing speaker, and few 
public meeting of importance were held, either of a civil, political or 
tonal nature, where his presence and words were not in demand and 
ilwaye we i presiding officer few excelled him; always 

fourteous and dignified, but, upon occasion, with a touch o( quaint 
kneour all his own* Many remember his introduction, at a political 
meeting away back "in the fifties," of a tall, gaunt Westerner who 
had come upon the platform late, whom Mr. Safford did not know, 
bat whose name was whispered to him, when he introduced him as 
Mr. Lincoln, "one of the old Lincoln family, probably." His intro- 
duction " brought down the houBe," as Mr. Lincoln swung his tall 
form from his seat and "rose to the probability ," and the good people 
of Dorchester listened for the first time to Botne of the comical cam- 
paign stories and telling hits of Abraham Lincoln, the then unknown 
future president of the United States. 

In social meetings we shall never forget the kindly, droll, always 
instructive and entertaining speeches, always ready upon call. 

Mr. Safford whs chosen representative to the General CotUf from 
the town of Dorchester, for the years 1850 and 1851. In 1853, 

rn the retirciiiint of tin- Hon. Samuel P. Loud from the Board 
inmissioners for Norfolk County ( Dorchester being 
then included in that County j, Mr. Safford was nominated by the 
party, against the forces of the Freeaoil and Democratic par- 
ties, combined upon one candidate. After two trials at the polls 
there waa no election, and Governor Clifford appointed him in the 
place of Mr. Loud, and at the first meeting of the new board Mr. 
oattord was chosen chairman, and afterwards for fifteen years he held 
that office by successive reelections. Soon after the annexation of 
Dorchester to Boston, Mr. Bafford'e services were sought, and in 
1572 be waa again elected to the board, and at the organization of 
the board, January, 1873, was chosen chairman, in which office ho 
•wed for six years more, making in all a term of twenty-one years, 
la that long period of service Air. Safford had great influence in 
bringing about many needed public improvements in the department 
wer which the Board of Commissioners had jurisdiction. It was 
krgely due to his persistent and wise exertions that corporate fran- 
nses in turnpikes aud toll-bridges were abolished in the Comity. 
Toere was not, probably, another man in the County of Norfolk so 
thoroughly conversant with the public highways within the limits of 


Nathaniel Foster Stafford. 


the County a* Mr. Saffbrd. He was wisely cautious, and alow 
enter upon any enterprise until plana had been considered from 
points of view, the "cost had been rigidly counted," and adequate 
results could be safely calculated. Under his faithful and conserva- 
tive direction public funds were never wasted, and few, if any, mis- 
takes were made, or useless experiments tried. Many of the ole 
highways were re-located to meet the new needs of changing in- 
terests and industries; railroad crossings, stations, bridges, i 
were controlled and guarded ; new roads were located ; public build- 
ing were rebuilt, remodelled or improved, during his term of office. 
A mutter of sj^ecial interest to him was the preservation of public 
records and doOBBMBteJ and in many of the county buildings, anc 
also in the town offices, to-day, there are fire-proof vaults or safe 
where, before hie term, these safeguards were entirely wanting. 
These, however, are but a small part of the real work done by the 
board under his wise leadership. The influence of his conservative 
and impartial methods has impressed itself upon the County in such 
a way that no mere office-seekers are deemed eligible to fill the 
places of men who were above any partizau dealing, Htid had noth- 
ing to gain from the office save the public good. 

In politics, Mr. Saflbrd belonged to the Whigs until the forma- 
ti hi of the Republican party, with which he then cast his lot from 
principle, and to which he was always loyal. Without auy self- 
seeking he worked to uphold the party's standards. But, sincerely 
patriotic, he always held the nation above the party, and the honor 
and integrity of the country were as dear to him as his own. 

Upon coming to Dorchester Mr. Saflbrd became Identified with 
the Unitarian .Society, then under the pastoral care of Rev. Richard 
Pike. He was one of the most respected, useful and influential 
members from that time forth. In the affairs of the parish, as in 
civil duties, he was always conservative iu his influence, and his 
advice was heeded and his judgment trusted, especially in all affairs 
relating to the property of the parish, in Will Mill of funds, etc. 

Mr. Saffbrd was greatly interested in antiquarian studies and pur- 
suits, and was a valued member of the New-England Hi 
Genealogical Society for many years. He was a warm personal 
friend of the late president of the Society, Col. Marshall P. Wilder, 
and one of his constant and most earnest helpers. The followinj 
testimonials from personal friends, members of this Society, 
evidence : 

Letter of Mr. John Ward Dtan. 

My acquaintance with Mr. Saffbrd began in 187.3, when he became 
member of the New- England Historic Genealogical Society. Afterwards 
he was chosen one of the directors of the Society, nad I saw him more 
frequently. I noon found him to be a clear headed man, whose advice 
could be safely followed. I was struck with the soundness of his judgment 


HathimUl Foater Saffbrd. 


m all matters that came before the board. He investigated thoroughly 
matters that were specially referred to bin* ami his decisions were the re- 
mit of mature thought and research. He was one of the most use- 
rs! member* of the board, and was always ready to duty 
assigned to him. He seldom failed to attend the monthly meeting of the 
board. He was equally constant in hi* attendance at the pablifl meetings 
of the Society: and he frequently took part in the discussions then 
m— rfci being always listened to with deep interest. 

!!•- waa a well read man, particularly is His conversation 

showed that he possessed a fund of information upon nil auhjects. It wns 
a pleasure for me to listen to him. 1 derived niueh laatraeaofi M well as 
pleasure from I tree. He was a lawyer skill.-. I in hi- | 

aad of undoubted ability. He had much ex |> :tnd in 

the transact*'' seas. 

and him a firm friend, whose assistance, in all mutters in which he 
was able to aid me, was always to be relied on. I shall long deplore his 
lorn and cherish his memory. 

iMUr of Rev. Albert K. TttU, D.D., of Milton. 

Bet. Mk. Bo do a: 

Sir: — At your request I cannot n fuse to write a few 
words regarding my much beloved and bono I Nathaniel P. Saf- 

ford. Yuu doubtless have all facts coin n is earl j life and education, 

and al "fessional career. Therefore I shall not apeak of iotelli 

cajiabilitie*. — of his attainments, accti and far-read ofhli 

mark' in the many offices of trust, public and private, contidi-d to 

htm, — but ouly of the nobleness of his heart He was a tru« i 
♦9 be iroated and rthni u;.")ii. Naturally nnosteol jf, his 

:-elf in the quiet and peraUtent effort to help a I 
«p<>ci»J]y to help and uprai&e the over-burdened and discouraged. In the 
silent ii way he was always working. As a friend and neij 

his interest in current events as well as in antiquarian re- 
leareh, with large knowledge of the advancing developmeuU of oar OOanfcrj 
and lb*" world — his companionship was always of highest interest and value. 
As a 6 ever bail the welfare of hi* fellow citizens at heard and 

both at the public meeting of the town, and in a private way. be was the 
sdtoeate of what scctned to him just, honorable and fair. Ho waa espe- 
cially the friend of the poor, ever ready as a lawyer, by his counsel and help, 
to lead tbetn out of ditliculties and to save them from the exactions of evil 

Mr. Saffurd was never robust, but with his simple habits and wise 
care o he was able to do far more work in his quiet 

methodical manner than ninny who seemed much stronger physically. 
ie in the last years was gradual, and to the last he suffered 
hot little physical pain, and was surrounded with all the lender 
ministrations of his family in his last hours. 

The funeral was hold at the family mansion Friday afternoon nt 2 
o'clock. Rev. Albert K. Title, I>.D., conducted the services and 
opened by reading a scripture selection. In his remarks he spoke 
tabatantially as follows : 


Nathaniel Foster Safford. 


It is said that the eloquent Massillon. when the mortal remains of hii 
HluBtrioii- moti.ircli lay in funeral stale Ijefore him. looked down from the 
high altar iuto the open coffin aud bruku thu awful silence of the occasion 
with these worth: "There is none truly great hut God." The sentiment 
was just, and the circumstances gave it weight. It is even so, my friends; 
all ages, all conditions of men bow at the approach of death, aud are brought 
to the same let el by its denuding hand. The bright :tml joyous life and i lie 
life shaded by sorrow and Buffering; thu life of ufllueuee and (he life of 
penury, alike come to this end. l'nmling infancy, merry childhood, expiring 
youth, vigorous manhood aud gray decrepitude yield to the stern mandate. 

But a few days ago the beloved clergyman,* whoso presence, guidance 
aud wisdom wo felt that wo could not spare, was taken from us. ml do* 
we meet to pay our last tribute of respect aud honor to his next-door neigh- 
bor, the etuiiieul jurist — our friend, our helper, our counsellor — who, by 
his wi niug aud Uiniuees has helped us over the rough places of 

life. Wo shall miss his well known form along these streets, where we 
bean wont to see him for so many years. We shall miss him in our 
homes, in our social aud municipal gatherings. We shall mUs him in (lie 
sanctuary of worship. When we knock at the door of this hospitable man- 
sion his kindly greeting will no longer welcome us. We shall hear his 
voice no more. I ■■ Mfl of IJM earthly life has come, and with sorrowing 
hearts we bid him adieu. We do not to-day review this long and useful 
life reaching out in so many directions and entering into so many and varied 
interests. We gather here as friends aud neighbors, fellow citizens ai 
professional associates, rather to proffer our warmest sympathies to this 
strickeu household, aud to recall with tender memories our dflpai t ed b 
and friend, seeking together the divine blessing that the influence inspired 
from this occasion may go with us into life. 

From the Parish Records of ihe Third Religious Society of Dorchester. 

Sunday. April 26, 18'Jl. the congregation were requested to be seated 
after the benediction. Dr. Greene came forward and spoke in memory of 
Mr. N. F. Suffbrd; recalling his good life among us, and the loss from our 
midst of so wise and good a man. Rev. George M. Bodge, former pastor 
of the Society (and occupying the pulpit for the 1 iv). being called upon, 
said: "I am glad to have the opportunity to join the mcmlwrs of this 
H'nii ty in this testimonial of respect to one who has been so long and so 
intimately connected with all the highest interests of this people and parish. 
As pastor of this society I know .Mr. Safford as a courteous, kindly :wi<l 
gonial man, and a wise and conservative counsellor in all the affairs of ilu 
parish. In his pleasant home the true and courtly hospitality of the old 
school was always cordially extended. As a personal friend and adviser I 
learned lo prize him, aud in many cams I remember his quiet helpfulness 
lad Mtd] eb.iily. l>"-t'><v("l iii m!i tjftj ti..u ih<- rl d pU P l BtVfir HM* Jll 
benefactor. These things aie known to many here, as we have heard. But 
Mr. Safford had other relations in which 1 chanced to be associated with him. 
and one in tiarticular of which I may speak. Aa a member of the NeW-E&g* 
land Historic Guuuaiogieal Society. I saw much of his influence exerted for 
the building up of its interests. The late president. Hon. Mars-hall P, W 
relied greatly upon Mr. Saflbrd's wisdom and foresight, which many times 
was experienced and gratefully recognized. The Society has hail no more 

• Rev. Frederick Fruth Ingham. 


Deaths in SlralAam, JV. II. 


earnest or respected member, and certainly some of the finest men in New 
England, including Gov. Andrew and his successors, have been his associates. 
la all relations I «.hall remember him for bis wisdom, integrity and true 
worth, while I gratefully recall his helpful personal friendship." 

These resolutions were offered by Miss E. P. Channing, and 
passed by ety : 

1 fitting, as our friend* and neighbor pass from our midst, 
to reea ?rruea; and especially becoming is it for us. as a congrega- 

tion of VMM . to call to mind Mr. Natbaniel F. Saflord. who has set 

tat the example of steadiness in church-going, even when infirmity was 
steading upon him. 

again shall we see the erect form which, in alt seasons, sought his 
p*w, and in summer laid ui.olitrusively the flowers he loved so well upon 
It is our privilege i ber his integrity, to imitate his kind- 

d«m known only to the recipient, and to emulate his old-time courtesy. 

■r to his family this recognition of lii- worth, and our sympathy 
with their grief in parting from one whom they have loved long and well. 

At Ute meeting of the New- England Historic Genealogical Society, Wednes- 
dajf.JIoyM>, : 

The Historiographer reported the death of Mr. Nathaniel Foster Sufford 
of Miltou, ou April 22.1. 1891, 

The Reverend George M. Bodge, of East Boston, asked leave to say a 
word, in tribute to Mr. Saflbrd's memory, and spoke in warm and fitting 
term* of his character, personal traits and noble qualities, and of bil labors 
and interest in the uffaira of this Society; also of the hi»h esteem i» which 
be was held iu his profession, as a citizen, as a public officer, and in ha own 
borne circle. Mr. Bodge then offer nion, which the S.,. i 

expressing the respect iu whlel Mr Saibrd was held as a man, the deep 
sassso of his loss as a member of the Society, aud the sincere sympathy ex- 
tended by the Society to his bereaved family. 


i a Record kept by Den. Samuel tju\t, aud conmwnlcatsd liy Charles 
C. IUuut, E*q. 

[Continued from volume xxxli., p. 60.] 

. Andrew Frenches child Di. 
. old mr James Kennison Died, 

before March 21. w leads child Died. 

Aog. 21. Edward Taylers child died 
Sept. II. William Moore Esq Died. 

Bos* Joseph Men-il Died. 
Last Jane John Lea v its young child Died. 
Oct. 11. Ruth Barker died. 


Deaths in Stratham, JV. H. [J 

Oct. 29. 

Rich 11 Galleys girl Sarah Marvel Died. 

Oct. 31. 

mr Saimn-l Piper Died. 

Nov. 1. 

Hannah Mains Died at mr Ncals 

Nov. 7. 

- imuel Goodhue'* wife Died. 

Nov. 16. 

Cofffl Nbfeei child Dead-boru. 

Nov. 17. 

Judith Bnnneh Died 

Nov. 23. 

David Cliffords wife Died. 

Dec. 11. 

John Avi'i\'t mother Died. 

in tli<s 

year past have Died in this Town 24 persona. 


Jan. 9. 

Joaeph Jones Died. 

Jan. 20. 

Samuel IVvj.t- child Died. 

Jan. 21. 

Hichard Galleys Sun Rich* Died. 

Feb. 19. 

old Sarah Speed Died. 

March 6. 

John Barkers child Died. 

Apr. 22. 

Joseph Wiggin Died. 

Apr. 24. 

Josiah Pipers child died. 

Apr. 27. 

William Hurleys Jim' DSl 

Apr. 27. 

Volentine darks child Died. 

Jane 4. 

Jude Aliens child Died. 

Aug. 15. 

('oil. Wigging Negro woman [Geno?J Died. 

.Sept. 1. 

John Hills Daughter Sarah Died. 

Sept. ti. 

Thomas Veaaeya Jun' wifi I <u >\ 

Nov. 14. 

old mr. William Frenchs wife Died. 

Nov. 28. 

M oscs Thirstons wife Died. 

Dec. 1 2. 

Moses Thirstons young child Died. 

Dec 28. 

tlie widow Durgin Died 

in ihe 

year past hes Died in this Town 17 persona. 


Jan. 3. 

M' Noah Barker Died. 

Jan. 17. 

Thomas Glanvil Di 

J:,h. l.-\ 

Benjamin Tayler* wife Died. 

Jan. 20. 

Ben Jowpb Hoi lings Died. 

Ji.n. 1 l 

Carte Nokes child Died 

Feb. •-'. 

Josiah Smith Died. 


Btsphen I-eavits child Died. 

Feb. 9. 

Henry Wiggin Died. 

1M l! 

Thomas Chases child Died. 

March 17. 

Jonathan Rollings child Died. 

March 20. 

ft* H«-v' M' Henn Raal Died. 

March 24 

1 ..Iv, 1 1 rl i :i'. I. is rlulrl Died 

Apr. 14. 

John Wiggin* Daughter Died. 

May 8. 

Roe" Jonathan ChaM Died. 

May l<». 

Jooiah Peraona Child Died. 

.In lit; 15. 

Stephen Lentil Died. 

OcU 19. 

Mn Tuylcr I>i. <|. 


i . id Banuords child Died. 

— U 80. 

Mont'* Botnlnna child Died. 

— — 5. 

Tfciretoni child D 

— — 

. _ _ _ child Died. 

Nov. 80. 

Andrew Wiyyin Jun' wife Died. 

[To b* conllnuwl] 

Zee of Virginia. 



Dj W. B. Lac K*|.,» of Scend, Melkilmtn. W.tu., England. 

Is* paper by J. H. Lea, Esq.. in (he Rmjisteb for January last, occur 
nsis passage* on which I should be plan! lo oflbr a few pnmrks. In this 
ni II kit former most valuable paper tho writer has placed on record in 
America for the firt»i time the actual facta ou which alone any reasonable 
opaioe can be formed aa to the origiu of tin- Virginian Lett, and I know 
k* desire for accuracy far too well Lo fear giving liini any offence by the 
riigfai criticisms I am venturing to make. 

I 64, — " By which they had claimed descent from the Lees of Quar- 

The suggestion that the Lew of Virginia were of the Qaarraadon stock 
•a* not made hy any of the family, hut is entire] J dot t. ■ t )i.- R .••.. Dr. Fri-d- 
erick G. Lee of Lambeth. Th Colonel Richard the first 

down to il R. K. Lee, bava all 

tpnhire descent T ol this ara sivao by Mr. Let 

veen Harry Lancelot- I---- ••' 
Coma Hall . of the Virginian branch, 18 10-84 Subse- 

fMbily to that lima, vi/. in the year 18' I Robert K. was in 

ovKapondence with H- Lee Warner, Esq. (whose family also claim descent 
from the Lees o'~ if. his English ancestry. Ik -t • .1 

tkat be was descended from the Lees of Shropshire, and Ifr. Lea Warner 
y uncle on behalt ~ ■_» f the Qe&en] for any information he might 
ion th- been assured by one of Geueral 

■>wn family that Di itJy loubt bad ever been raised as to 

teak" S. jin. Dr. I'. G. Lee's statemeut is that Colonel Richard 

•** the seventh eon of Sir Robert Lee of Hnloott and bis wife Lucy I'igott. 
Ai they were married in 1561, whereat Col. Richard was going to Vn 
vkkayuiin^ Eamfl] his statement clearly could not be accepted 

■ilboii Instead of nuy such proof the convincing evidoucc from tho 

vflls and the Ilsrdwicke monument, cited by Mr. Lea, leaves little room 
ax doubt i! :«ert's seventh son died iu youth, while the 

«t the Heralds' College at Oxford, and in Virginia, makes il absoli 
amain that Col. Richard was cither of the Shropshire family or an impos- 
tor. It is for those who think he was an impostor to give the reasons for 
their belief, and for Dr. Lee to reconcile such a belief with the Quarreodou 
theory of which be, and not any member of the family, is the author. It 
•void be interesting if he would also give the evidence ou which he bases 
ether statements. *,g. that Col. Richard s wife was Elizabeth Langdon. that 
hw eldest sou was Richard, and that one of bis descendants called his bouse 
Stratford Langton. 
"This claim was admitted by the then officers of the College." 
The above words would se«ni to imply that Col. Richard's right to the 

■ The present r epresentatives of Lee of Coton.— Editor. 
tol. XLVU. 8 


Lte of Virginia. 


arms he used was recognized by the College of Arms. 1 only wish this 
had been the case, for then his parentage would he on record. If he was, 
as is very probable, neither son nor brother, bat nephew to the head of 
the family, his name would be very unlikely to appear in the pedigree 
unleas he himself took the trouble to hare it registered. This was never 
done, and oven if Gibbon's statement had given his father's name, it orald 
not be accepted by the College without those proofs which are always 
rigorously insisted on, and which give to the pedigrees there registered a 
real authority and value. Those from any other source need verification 
at every step. Without it uo one can say whether they are founded on 

Page 65. " The statement is made that Col. Richard Lee built Ditchley 
House. This is incorrect, as the dwelling in question was erected by bis 
grandson Hancock." 

The atnive is a slip ou the part of the writer, as Dr. Lee's statement was 
that Ditchley was built by the emigrant's son Richard. No evidence is 
offered in support of thin euttiin-iit. and it seems improbable, as William 
Lee's account iu my possession expressly states that this Richard (his own 
grandfather) passed nearly bin whole timu in study, and " neither improved 
nor diminished his ptdernal estate." That estate, wo know from his n 
will, WU ihi plantation " Paradise." Mr. Browu'a opinion is that Ditchley 
was built by Hancock the sou (not grandson) of Col. Richard, but so far 
as I have been able to leuru nothing is really known as to the data or 
builder of this house. All that seems certain is that the names Ditchley, 
L:',nL'!ry, Cotou, and Lee Hall have been used by different members of the 
family iu America, but none of them by Col. Richard himself. 

■ Ditchley. four miles from that city." Ditchley is about eleven miles 
from Oxford. 

■John Lee of Morton Regis." Should be Nordleg Regis. I 
quite agree with Mr. Lea as to the probable explanation of '* Morton Regis " 
which he refers to on page 68, but I know of no instance where any member 
of the family is actually described as of •' Norton " instead of " Nordley," 
and I do not think Norton was a " common " form at all. 

1'tiif r>7. " A Collection of Ann., in-uli- 
Mr. I whose letter Ac." 

. . very probably by the 

Tho E. D. N. alphabet was not made by any one person. It is a sort 
of general notebook for the officers of arms made about the time of Charles 
II., and is valuable as probably the only work in existence giving the arms 
which were then or had been formerly made use of. It is not an authority 
as to the right to bear such arms. It must not, however, be forgotten that 
though Colonel Richard's right to the arms could not be recognized by the 
College without proof, still, whoever made the entry in the E. D. N. A. did 
not merely record the fact of bis using them, but added "Descended" 
"from the Lees in Shropshire"; while Gibbon, an officer of the College, 
writing a professional work, expressly commits himself to tho same state- 
ment. It is difficult to think he would have done this unless be bad felt 
satisfied as to the truth of what be wrote ; or, short of actual proof, to 
imagine stronger testimony. 

Page 71. "Ohtaincd by him from America, and may be relied upon as 

For the copy of Col. Richard's will here referred to I am indebted to the 


Lee of Virginia. 

kindness of General Fitsbngh Lee. 1 1 it given in Campbell's History of 
Virginia, and bears every mark of being authentic, but one cannot say more 
than tbU as we do not know where to And the original. •• Nine members 
of the Langley stock." Mr. Lea I know uses the expression " Langley 
stock to denote the Lees of Shropshire, but the phrase is in this place a 
littJe misleading, as the Colon family was not an offshoot of the Langley 
branch. Coton came to Roger de la Lee by bis marriage with the heiress 
af the Astleys de Nordley in the reign of Richard II. Langley was 
acquired in the same way by his elder son, Coton hii' -hare of 

the young, r ,f the nine members referred to by Mr. Le* are of the 

Coton, and threw of the Langley branch, Until OoL Richard's parentage 
• •f coarse not impossible that he may have been trt the latter. 
but the tradition has always been that he was of Coton, and the evidence 
at pres en t certainly seems to point that way. 

I: would bo difficult to exaggerate the value of Mr. Lea's papers to all 
who are interested in this question, and the contrast bet" 
and that of Dr. Lee is indeed striking. Hardly a single statement u made 
by tiv. eat proof being given, while not a dingle proof 

is given by t he latter in support of any of his assumptions. To* Shrop. 
ami'y will in all probability be very soon extinct in > and I 

think myself very fortunate in having been of any assistance '<> Mr. Lm in 
working towards the end we have in view, and which I sincerely hope we 
ttay oue day reach, vi/. the proof of Col. Richard's immediate parentage. 

I add certain manuscript notes of John Gibbon from a copy "I his book 
belonging tome. 

Nates in ihe aiuAor'a handwriting from a copy of John Gibhon'i " Intro- 
dueHo tut Isitinam Bltuoniam " f 682, in the possession of W. It. Let. Esq. 

Ego author hujns libri donair eundem RlbUotoeca Collegii nujwr fuudati 
1 .tor propria mea manoscriptione a; tut is meaj 87. 1717. 
Johannes Gybbon. Mentionem facio de nieraet et Sonorando viro Ricardo 
Lee p. 156 ubi sua insignia (aire aartum gentilitium) cxhibentur.* 

p. 157 I speake of my descent paters ill and maternal] and of the Reason 
of my going to Virgjai I in thu next leufe p. 2"*. Collouell I ioned 

p. 166 of this Itooke had a faire estate in Virginia. The product i 
Tobacco amounted to 2000£ |>er annum .- Hee was willing to end bis dates 
in England and send over one to reside as general! Iuspectour ami overseer 
of his severall plantations. I was recommended to him u u tilt und ' 
pertoo having beeue a servant to Thomas Lord Coventry thu Richest Baron 
of England Ac. I accepted of Collouell Lees proffer — wee arrived in Vir- 
ginia the last of October 1659 and 9br 2 a came to thu Collonells bouse at 
Dividing Creeks. Before Heo could settle Things for bin final! departure 
and settling in England wee had news from Newe England of y* Kings 
■Riwuri ration. The Collouell was willing to hasten for England and I as 
will iog at lice, having Hopes to gett some employment bj miaues of Jn° 
h* Calpeper, to whom my family hud relation by mariagu. But Hee was 
dead before I reached England. v ' A at Mergate in Kent friday 

t March 1G|$ my leaving Virginia I have sorely linos repent 4 . Hee 
Dee generous proffers of manage & offered nieu' 1 000 Acres of Ground. 

Tbe coat ■ r arm» deicribod and figured on pare 156 ts that of Le* of Langley and Coton 
",8«kipj to. a tea* cfccqajr I* twee n clglit l.illcU.— W. B. I . 


The Dolbenres of Boston. 



Br Edward Doriu.r.D*Y Baeatt, K«|., of Nfw York eitr. 

The writer lias in hi* possession several memorandum book* nnd 
files of In. I'.'ipere fbnnerie belonging to tlireu Boston mer- 

i 1 1 ; 1 1 . r -i , John Dolbeare, his n, and Benjamin's son John. 

AmOBg them, in tin: handwriting of Benjamin Doliwnre, is :i 
Of ft letter written to John Dol .nhburton, 

England, which throw*. Home light on the early history oftbt family 

here. It runs a* follows : 

Boston, Now England, 28** August 177 J 
Mi. B*uf Dolbeare, 
at A«IiIpmii in. in O. Eng. 

Sir. I 1 1 ivr lately been informed by one M' Row, who lives about 

urn your Town 1 1. it JOB were alive & well when he left En 

■•ing the only relation that I h • • ■ g of in England, am 

desirous of having a Correspondence with you if it will be agreeable to you. 

I ike (liii* opportunity to yon as far as I know, how the 

Viz. my late t'atln-i M'.lnhn Dolbmre came from 

Ashburtmi into tins Country with my Grandfather M r Edmund Dolbeare, 

my GiMiHltimther, & uncle .JoM-ph. ahout the year [664, my fatlu-r and 

ancle Joseph served their time* with i ■ ! father to the 

. in which business my father set up. & added t<> it the Ironin 
Trade, both which he i-arrn-d »u to the war 1740. when In 'In-d in about 
the 7 <»"' year of Ins age <Sc left nine children, seven sons & two Daughters, 
all of whom ITS ilr;nl except myself & a younger broth' 81 A -i-vr. tin) one 
.i Widow .1^, 1 1 ("ill. the other a widower aged 59 years. I am sixty one 
years of age. keep the nms ibop & carry on the same business my father 
ilii Mi i.iiiiiiliin.tli.r 'lied a few years after she came over here, and my 

i . last wife he had two sons <& one daugh- 
ter who hare all lieen married, the oldest, a son, has been dead some years, 
the other sou i9 about 70 & the daughter ab. 65 years of Age, her husband 
lately died, her Brother has had two wive*, by the first be bad many Chil- 
dren & two by his last. His Wife & he are poor & in the alm*-Hoime in 
(hi-. Town, of which I have the honor of being one of the overseers. When 
my Grandfather died I know not, it being before I was born. My father 

was i*ii sri niii uiini be name into tin* Country. Mv mother died 

about Ibe year !74;"> in about the 70 th year of her age. My Brother James 
who wan at Ashburton to visit his relations there in the year 1788 (when 
I -appose you saw bitn there) tor 1 understand yon are about 60y"of Age, 
i in the \ear 1743 in the 37"' year of his a^e, he gave an aOO*ol OOf 
one there & that there was none of y' name but what were related to 
w I mi- I bare given you as full an acoo' of my fathers family in tins 
Country as I can reOoUeOl] A should be glad of an acco 1 of our family re- 
maining with you, if it be agreeable to you to seud one. 


Tht Dolbeares of Boston. 


I now proceed to give yon an acco 1 of my own family Viz 1 I have had 
two wive*, by ibe first 1 had eleven children of which only four are living, 
who** names are Thomas, Sarah, Grizsel & John, the first is about _' I 
yean of age a merchant at Kingstou in Jamaica, the second about 23 mar- 
• a merchant in this Town, she has one child, a Girl of her name, the 
3* about 21 a single woman Ac the last about 20 years of age, my a 
dee; by the last wife I have no children. If you think it worth your while 
to write to me at any time, direct to Benjamin Dolbeure. Merc 1 in Boston, 
New England Jc it will come safe to hand. I wish you health & prosperity 
4 an V' unknown kinsman 

Benjamin Dolbkare. 
Mem* Ashburton is in the County of Devon, ah' 20 Miles from Ply- 
mouth & Exeter. I Kuc' a letter from him & his Name is John instead 
of Beuj». 

The reply has not been found. 

In one of the memorandum books, in the hand-writing of the 
younger John Dolbeare, U the following record, evidently a copy 
from an older one which, as yet, has not come to light in the search : 






i : n :. 


1 7.", i 

Fey 1 1. 

July 1". 


Aj. 9. 

May 17. 

■ '' 4. 

May 24. 
Jul : 

Jan» 5. 
June 1. 

May 3. 

Feb* 20. 
Fcl/ 14. 

Mar. 2 1 . 
Ap 1 12. 
Mar. 21. 
Ap 1 12. 
Dec* II. 
Aug. 3. 
June 15. 
Mav 15. 

Jn° Dolbeare born, died 20 tt June '40. 

Swab his wife do. do. 

John Dolbeare do. do. June '28. 

Thomas Dolbeare do. do. 22 June '65. 

James Dolbeare do. do. '48. 

Samuel Dolbeare do. do. 18 Ap' '38. 

.,' Dolbeare do. do. 

Han Dolbeare do. do. &'* FuV '64. 

BenJ* Dolbeare do. do. 26* Jan» '87. 

Sarah Dolbeare do. do. 29* Mar. '75. 

David Dolbeare do. do. Juno '78. 

George Dolbeare do. do. Mar. "72. 

Hannah Vincent do. ) 

married W* June '41. J do. 2* Juno '63. 

Mar. 15. Benj* Dolbeare do. do. 22* June '42. 

Sarah Dolbeare do. do. 1 7 Ap" '43. 

Hannah Dolbeure do. do. 17 th June '47. 

Benj' Dolbeare do. do. 1" May 'G7. 

Sarah Dolbeare do. do. 15 Ap 1 1811. 

Thomas Dolbeare do. do. 1 4 Feb. 1804. 

George Dolbeare do. do. 12 th May '48. 

Human Dolbeare do. da ft* Mar. 71. 

Qrisel Dolbeare do. do. 4 Feb" 1825. 

John Dolbeare do. 
igliter Still born. 

Doet* W- Clurko 

do. 8"- Juno '60. 

It is apparent, from a comparison of this record with the letter to 
the English Dolbeare that its writer was in error as to the date of hie 
grandfather's coming to Boston ; it was doubtless later than 1G64. 

page of the same memorandum book and in the same 
handwriting is the following : — 



The Dolbearet of Boston. 


Jo* Dolbeare's Tomb N° 50 in the Common barial ground built 
1 in it — 

Sam' his Son mort 18 Ap. 1738. 

John himself mort 20'* June 1740. 
21* Oct. -James bis Son more nb' 21* Ore. 1748. 

Sarah Dolbeare his Widow moil Jas? 1744. 
46J yrs. Jane Vincent mort 2' 1 .M:iy 1761. 

Hannah Dolbeare his Son Benj" wife mort 2* June 1 763. 

•" Benj* Dolbeare'* daughter Hannah mort 9* March 1771. 

David Dolbeare son of t d John mort I7 ,h June 1778. 

Beoj* Dolheare, d d 3 d Feb* 1787. 

I lis. Dolbeare s* B. D's. widow about last May 1789. 

Benj" Dolbeare's daughter Sarah Gray I8 tt Ap 1 [toru off]. 

Preserved among the business papers is the title page of a I 
(printed in London by John Basket!, MDCCXXXV.), on the blank 
side of which is written the following : — 

I. Benjamin Dolbeare wu born the 21 July 1711. 
My Wife Hannah whose maiden name was Vincent, waa born the 3 May 

1712, to whom I was married by the Be? - M' Commissary Roger Price 

the 18« fc Juno 1741. 
My Bon Benjamin was bom the 15 Match 1741-2 at Kloven a Clock at 

Bight, & was Baptis'd by the Rev* 1 D' Joseph Sewall the 21 of the Suae 


My tttid Son Benjamin dyod the 22 June 1742 at 3 o'Clock P.M. 

My I 1 Sarah was born 00 Sunday the 20 u ' Fob. 1742-3 betwoeo 

the hours of 5 <fe 6 o'Clock in the afternoon & was baptized by D r Sewall. 
My said Daughter Sarah was overlaid & dyed at nurse Clap's at Dorchester 

the 17 day of April next after She waa horn. 
My Daughter Hannah was bom the I4 tt Fehr. 1743-4 between 5 & 6 

o'Clock Tuesday morning & waa baptis'd by the Rev 4 M' Thomas Prince 

y* next Sunday. 
My second son Benjamin was born the 21 March 1744-5 at ah' two o'Clock 

iu die morning & WU baptis'd by the Rev" 1 D r Joseph Sewall. 

■ ' -i.l Daughter Sarah was horn on a Saturday P.M. between 6 4 7 

O'Clock 12"' April 1746, & waa Baptia'd by the Rev 4 I> Joseph Sewall 

thu DOXt day. 
My Sen i'hoin is Sfaj horn on a Toesday at 8 o'Clock P.M. the 24 th March 

1747 «fc was baptis'd by the Rev d M' Thomas Prince the Sunday follow- 
My Daughter Hannah dyed at home of a Consumption 17 in June 1747 at 

£ after ten o'Clock in the Evening. 
My Son George was born on a Tuesday between the hour* of 9 & 10 at 

night the 12" 1 April 1748 & was baptis'd by the Rev* D' Sewall the 17"» 

of s* month. 
My aaid Son George was overlaid «fc dyed at Nurse Birds at Dorchester 12 

May next following. 
My Second Daughter Hannah waa bom on Monday 11" December 1749 

at 12 O'Clock at Night & was baptised by the Rev* D» Sewall the next 
■lay following. 
My Duughter Grizzell was bora on Saturday the 3 J of August 1751 at 11 

Clock in the morning <k was baptized the next day by the Rev 4 D ! Sewall. 

IMS.] Neut Jersey Cavalry in the IT. S. Army. 


My Son John wa* born on Monday the I 1769 at I0 ,h of the Clock 

io th t 4 was baptise*! ll. • r;ii Dorahatsr ty 

(be Rev 4 M r Bowman < ^ of the Small pox being in Boston at 

that rime) & iron held up bv HP John LoveD. 

My Wife was I > I a Daughter Srill Bon 16* May 1768. 

1763, Jam- 2. M\ wife died uf a Consumption at about five of the Clock in 
the morning this day being Thursday. 

The name of Edmund' Dolbeare's first wife, who areutnpnnied 
him to IWton, does not appear; that of hi* wecond way Surah, and 
the children born of this marriage in Boston were Elizabeth, Martha, 
and David. John, 1 the elder, who followed bin father's 1-nsinesB, 

married Sarah Comer. His broth V married Hannah, a 

niece of Nathaniel {folder oj Marblehend ; lie had nt least two 


Of the large family born to John 1 and Sarah Dolbeare, the pnpers 
make >n. Thomas' mar. wife Sarah, and was of 

Dorchester. James' married, went abroad, and apparently had good 
reason.- for the divorce suit which be instituted, Samuel' and David, 1 
marrying to the displeasure of their father, were, by his will, dis- 
ced, y rried Bernard Townsend. Sarah 1 married 
William Clarke, a physician. GK a:iu: the iidieritor of estates 
purchased by his father in Colchester, Conn 1 ., and bit descendants 
in the male line were there as lute as about 1800. 

Of Benjamin'*' children, Sarah' married Ellis Gray ; Grizzcll' died 
unmarried in Doroheeter Feb. 7, lsii/i; Thomas,' described by liis 
father m the English letter as a merchant of Kingston, Jamaica, 
came to financial grief there, Bought refuge in New England from 
hj§ creditor*, and lived until 1804 in varum* places in Connecticut 
st "Thomas Smith, "' b and daughter being in England, I 

think, with their mother, John* was a well known Boston me reliant, 
with residence at Dorchester, having married Zibiah Koyall ttobin- 
son; be died without issue. 


Communicated by Bmcrsrp J. Clkvuuaxd, Esq., of Hartford. Ci. 

TltK originals of the following army rolls arc in our possession. 
Military service, evidently, was during tlie "Whiskey Insurrec- 

28 New Jersey Cavalry in the U. 8. Army. [Jan. 

Pay Roll of u Troop of Volunteer L* Dragooni commanded by Capt 

Houry Vau Dervucr of tin; NawJtnoj Milit n iu the Service of the United 

States for the Monlb "f Sept. Oct. Nov' A Decern" 1 7 'J 4 

i '. n i i ,.-. - 

KK|>lr«C!on M fa? per 
or of, Muuth in 

Pay for 



rtoc or of 


rhl. VII!'- 




Henry Van Derveer 


Sept 16th 

21 Oct 


Andrew Tcneiilc 

Li.- ii! 


29 Decemb 


Gilbert A. Lane 






John Covenhoven 






Tbotnas Arrowsmith 






Janu-x Ten Kick 

Serge nt 

Sept 22 



.Michael Nosier 






Abraham Varodal 









22 Oct 




Ferdinand V. Derreer 


Sept 16 





Mathew Williamson 






John Bn 






Frederick Cook 







George Cook 






l lev 







Deuuis HuA 







Rem Van Cleff 







I»aac Lowe 







Toil Van Dorcn 







Cornclus Beekuiun 






Peter Hennet 







Dennis Fulki-non 







Richard Kulk«T*on 


Sept 22 





Jeremiah Fiflu r 






Frawix Diirui 







John Tingley 







Joseph Tottcn 







Poter Slryker 
Cornelus Tunison 













1 do Certify that I lmve Inspected the above Roll and find no error 

bfln W™ Liddel Maj Comd 

2" R^g' of Jer* Cav* 

Pay Roll of the Second Regiment of the Jersey Cavalry in the Service 
of the U. S. commanded by Major William Liddel for the mouth of Sep- 

tember, October, November and December 1794 


Kxpl ration 




■MU of 


pry moan 




pr. man 



William Llddcl 

Major Com' 

Dec* 31* 



Abraham Holly 





1 Acting at tha 

Bear? 7an i>< rreer 


o<-t' :'i" 



• « 

fame ilmc u 

Henry King 



Oct' 25* 



IIiuK'naiit, ill* 
Lieut'* pay and 
aJlowV* forfeit 

"Walter >'i- 


,,,. t r iJth 

Dec 31* 


Henry Johnson 


Sept' II" 1 




hone clmrjrd 

Jami* Andaman 


Sepf 6* 




In another pay 

CoaueUuu C Blatchley 

8urg'» Mate 





Abuer Woodninc 


1 >rt.' 20 




Ananias Campbel 

Qu' Master 

Nov' II 




David Linn 


Sept* 16 



1893.] New Jersey Cavalry in the U. 8. Army. 


Amount of the pay Roll of Capt D David Ford's troop 

Amoant of 


Amount of 


Amoant of 


Amoant of 


Amoant of 



Capt" Ebenezer Turtle's troop 
Capt n Uzal Meeker's troop 
Capt n John F. Longstreet's troop 
Capt" Abraham Shaver's troop 
Capt" Henry Van Derveer's troop 
Bee - 30 Jan* 7 1795 of W° Dayton Paymaster to y* New Jersey Troops 
amoant of within pay roll $16182.46 agreeable to Gov' Howel's warrant 
[Richard Howell gov. of N. J. 1794— Oct. 1801] Abner Woodruff Pay- 
master 2d. Reg* N. J. Cav. 

Pay Roll of Troop of Vol. L. Dragoons commanded by Capt William 
Steel of N. J. Militia in Service of U. S. for Sept Oct. Nov. Dec. 1794 

WDllam Steel 
Nathan Squire 
Nicholas Van Brunt 
Nicholas Van Brant 
Sums Cook 
Ab" Parkhnrst 
William Bockman 
Dan 1 Hedden 
BenJ» Crane 
Silas Cook 
Isaac BaU 
James Ely 
Sajrs Gardner 
Dan 1 Taylor 
James Money 
And* Briant 
Dan 1 Potter 
Jacob Ross 
Tho* GUdersleves 
Ab» Clark 
Noah Scndder 
Smith Scndder 
Dan 1 Ross 
William Gardner 
Moses Tichenor 
Ziba Tom kins 
Joseph Man 
Levy Lion 
Davis Kilbon 
Tho* Freeman 
Ichabod Harrison 
Jonas V Smith 
Jonas Hedden 
Aron Allen 
Dan 1 Woolkocks 
James Hanlson 
8teph» Condit 






Qt°Mas ( Serg< 


. . Ditto . . 

. . Ditto . . 



Ditto. .. 




. . Do . . 


ment of 
Service &c. 

10 Sep 1 
10 Ditto 

16* Ditto 

10 th Ditto 
23 Octf 
10 Sept' 
10 Ditto 
10 Ditto 
10 Ditto 
10 Ditto 
10 Ditto 
do. Do. 
Do. Do. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 

Do.. Do.. 
26* Nov' 


Service ftc. 

81 Decern' 



16 Sepf 

81 Dec' 


.. Do. .. 

.. Do. .. 

.. Do. .. 

22 Oct' 

81* Deem' 

Do. .. 

Do. . 

Do. .. 

Do. .. 

Do. .. 

Do. .. 

Do. . 

Do. .. 

Do. .. 

Do. .. 

Do. .. 

Do. .. 

Do. .. 

Do. .. 

Do. .. 

Do. .. 

Do. .. 

Do. .. 

Do. .. 

Do. .. 

Do. .. 

Do. . 

Do. .. 

Do. .. 

Do. .. 
16 Oct' 
31" Deem 

Do. .. 


Appointed Ocf 23"> 1794 

Furioughed Nov 4* 1798 
Promoted Oct 28" 1 1794 

left sick at Pittsburgh 
Furlougli'd Nov' 4" 1 

left sick at Bedford 
left to nurse Prilly 
DischargJ 16' h Oct' 1794 
Joined at Pittsburgh 20 Nov 
Ditto 2t D° 25" Novm' 

I do hereby certify that I have inspected 
above Pay Roll and And it accurate 
Errors excepted. Ben Williamson Major 

William Steele 
Cap" in the 1* Squadron 
1 Reg' Jersey Cavalry 


N"ev> Jersey Cavalry in the TJ. 8. Army. 


The following Boll having accompanied the others into oar pos- 
session, we think that this company was also, wholly or in part, 
composed of New Jersey men : 

Master Roll of a Company of Light Infantry tinder the Command of 
Cap' B d Han Ion in the Service of the United Stated Commanded by Co 1 
Johnathan Farman the 21 Sept — when mastered Dec* 9th 1794 

Date of Appoint- 



Remarks and 



ment or 

Alteration* since ttaa 


last Master. 

Bernard Hanlon 


from 18 th Sept. 94 


Israel Stevens 


do. 13 Sept 


Charles Maries 


do. 18 Sept. 

Lieut, in the Six 
Month Service 17 

John C. Hnmmell 




Samuel R. Stewart 



Promoted Brig Q.M. 
21* Sept. 

Joseph Moore 




John Brearley 




Benj" Smith jun' 


in place of Samuel 

R. Stewart Prom. 


21* Sept. 

James M c Graw 



Jacob Edmonds 




James Clinton 




William Cassedy 



Enllsled in the Six 
month service 20 

James Sherry 




Barny Harriot Fifer 


Aaron Howell 


Promoted Brig. Con- 
ductor 21* Sept. 

Benj Smith pro 


8ergt. the 21 Sep* 


Nathan Barrows 

sick absen 

t at fort Seganler. 

V angoland Luffburgh 

sick absen 

tat do. 

Nathan Moore 


James Biles 


Benjamin Armltage 

sick absen 

t at do. 

William Waters 


John Camell 


Nathan Sears 


Thomas Gerton 


Robert Satcher 


Joseph McCnlly 

sick absent at do. 

Joseph Reed 


George Smith 


James Sibbit 


Job Clayton 


Cornelian Brooks 

do. sick at Trenton 

Thomas Maries 


Reynolds Ireton 


sick present 

Samuel Morris 


Joseph Johnston 


William Wilkerson 


Joshua Stiles 


Joseph Fort 


Ryner Swem 


John Pane 


Francis Sweeny 


David Minser 


.] Letters of Col. Thomas Wesibrook and others. 


N»me« Kwm«fc» «no 



rocnt or 


Allrriiliini. tluoe the 


lun Matter. 

Jomfh Atton 


Xtboloa Collin* 


Matkrw Baxster 


; hi BobbinKin 


do. at QrMMAjni'gjbi 

WlBam tJrtflln 

do. at Pittsburgh. 



Mb Stoat 

do. at Reading. 

Jim B. MmLi-u 

WllUain Smith 

ill the 

Service SO"* Not. 

Levi Smith 


Mm Feck 

I MTtalltl 


...... do 

... do 

.... do do. 

Carlisle the 9* December 1791. Mustered present one Gap*, onu Lieut, 
bar Serg", three Corporals, two Music nud twenty tight Privates. 

J. Mentges, Insptr. 




rV.i.—mL***^ (,j WII.IU1I BL4X1 TRAfK. A.M., of Doreliestar, Msst. 

[Contluaed from Vol. XL VI., page 966.'] 

I bate enclosed a Warr* to the Commundiug Officers of the Marching 
Componie* to deliver to you thirty Men. You will see that they be good 
lien & well ann'd dc titled. & after a short Refresh m 1 at fort George You 
Bast march with them op Amerescoggiu River in Quest of the Enemy, 
taking with you Cp' Joseph Bane to command undur you & us u Skilful 
PBot for this Service, And the said Cp' Mane is order'd to attend you ac- 
jly. You must taki in as much Provision as you can con- 

venientjy carry, & march 01 bigfa up the River as possible & if you can 
find no Tracks or Signs of Indians on that River W thu Brunches of it. 
You most cross over to Keuucbcck River if it be practicable (of which you 
WtQ be beat able to judge) & march down that River to Richmond. Let 
tow Motions be perfurui'd with bti it 9fl600B & Secrecy, & be patient in 
Lying wait for the Enemy in such Places where it is probable tbey will 
bus: If any Opportunity of Service may Present thai may require a 
advent Rout I have bora directed You have my Leave to proceed ac- 

1 lay very great Stress upon j" Seeking out y" Eueiny y 1 may bee in 
tool river at this Juncture. I expect that you perform some notable service 
at may be expected from two such good & experienced officers. 

If you are of opinion that you may not be safely spared from your Gar- 
taw at this Season. I order that Cap' Beau huv i & pVure 

Mm [*J instructions, & Hoe shall take Some Sutable good officer to Com- 
■and under Him. 

32 Letter* of Col. Thomas Weslbrook and others. [Jan. 

M' Trescot in the bearer hereof whom I Appoint for the Third Officer in 
this March And So Case You don't gu Your Selfe he is to be the Second. 

I hare Order 'd Cpt. Giles & Cpt Kane with a Detacbm' of 30 Men from 
the Marching Companies to go iu Quest of the Indians upon Amerescoggin 
Hirer A 1 eat : If this should meet you at Casco or thereabouts. 

You will Me that this Matter be expedited. 

I Can't he uf any other opinion but there has been a great Neglect in the 
Officers at FalnV\ That ■ Seoul was not immediately sent to ly for some 
Days about the dead Bodies of the Indians W th being upon a Carry i Dg 
Flaw It ami highly probable the other six Indians would pass that Way. 
ne you would strictly examine into this Matter A: liu.l where the Fault 
lies, for I am much ashamed that there should he so little of a Spirit among 
the Olli • rs to make any brisk Attempts upon the Knemy. W" such proper 
occasions offer I will find out officers, if i ible, of some Spirit. 

Y,ii tnii-t Order that the Muster Rolls of the sev" Companies be made 

up as soon as may he, that they In DOM upon the first Sitting of 

in. You must not let too many of the Captains or Subalterns bo 

off from their Posts at a time, but the Clerks or one of the Scrgoanta of 

the sev" Companies may bring up the Rolls, k make Oath to them. 

The Knemy being now about, The Frontiers mast be carefully prot< 
& the Marching Forces be upon constant Duty in the Woods. & if any 
demure should hapen that requires the officer to Clear up I shall p'mitt 
them to Come downe w cn they will have time enough to doe if they make 
up their muster rolls forthwith, w tb may bee done directly as tarr as the 
Elect. Day. 

I hare no direct application from Coll. llarman or Lu 1 Jaqncs to a dis- 
miss" which is proper in such Cases, & tho' they are good officers I Will 
from lietter opportunity for their advantage. If there should 
bee any other vessell «& Company then what are allready in the Service 
anointed to protect the {fishery, I •hall bee glad y l Coll. Harmans serve. 

Sir, By the Hon 1 "" the Lieut. Gov'. 

ThflM are to direct the several Commanding Officers of the three 
Marching Companies or of such of the said Company -as aro at or Dear 
Casco Hay forthwith to detach out of them such a Number of Men from 
each as shall make up in the whole, thirty effective Men to be deliver'd to 
Cpt. John Gyles, who is to command the said Party upon a Particular 
Service, for which he will receive my Instructions. 

[Military orders. Handwriting of Secretary 
Endorsed: Letter to Col Westbrook. Willard.J 

Do. to Cap* Gvles. 
April 27, 1725. 

Mass. Arch. 52: 158, 159. 


1 'in -we are informing you that by the noice of such a great number 
of guns which we hear in the woods hard by us killing the cattle, as we 
supose, we ad there are a great number of the Indians in the place, 

and we are mightily afrayed haveing to few soldiers, and the inhabi 
utterly refuses, unanimously, to watching and to asist us in such a strait, we 
therefor earnestly desire you would be pleased as you are a civil magistrate & 
we iutreai you to sympathize with us in useing some present method to 
oblige the inhabitants, if possible, to watching and asist us iu this so perilous 

1893.] Letters of Cot. Thomas Westbrook and others. 33 

time, under such eminent and iminent danger. Dear kind Sir, we repose 
much confidence in your favour and speedy care of us and oblige and help. 

Black point Your humble servants 

April 28, 1725. Hugh Henry minister. 

Nathan Knight. 
Sir, I urge the favour to deliver the inclosed at your convenience. 
Superscribed — To Captain Gray 

Mass. Arch. 52: 161. these 

Falmouth May The 4 th 1725. 
May It Please Your Hon' . 

The Inclosed is what I rec d This day From the Minister of Black 
Point, and the Serg* of The Garrison Their. This I thought my duty To 
Acquaint your Hon™ of. Cpt Bourn is Bound to Boston With Some Lett™ 
From Coll. Westbrooke, Which prevents, My Fu[r]ther Inlargement. 

I am Hon d S' your most 
Superscribed : — Hum ble Ser 1 Command 

on His Maj°" Service. John Gray. 

To The Hon" 1 William Dummer 
Esq. Lieu 1 Governour of the Massachusetts Bay &c. Boston. 
Mass. Arch. 52: 164. 

May it Please y r Hon' 

You will see by the two Ace'' Accompanys this, that the Indians 
are down upon us in great numbers. I am sending to L 1 Coll Harmon 
and the Officers on the Frontiers to Muster what men they can to meet 
them, but they being at Such a Distance fear it will be to little purpose ; 
being in hast cannot Enlarge. 

I am you Hon™ most Dutifull Humb 1 Serv' 

Tho* Westbrook. 
Mass. Arch. 52: 163. 

Falm May y e 4 th 1725. 
May it Please your Hon' 

I rec d your Hon™ Orders g r En* Triscott who coming by Cape Por- 
poise, last Saturday, with four men, wa9 fired on by a party of Nine or Ten 
Indians. Triscott is sbott through the Thigh and through the Ankle; two 
of the men with him had the Stocks of their Guns shott. They imme- 
diately made up a party of about twenty four men, some Soldiers, Borne 
Inhabitants, and some Fishermen from Cape Porpoise & follow'd them, but 
conld not come up with them. 

As to sending Capt Gyles thirty men just now, I cannot possibly make 
them up, all the Marching Forces & sundry from the Garrisons being 
already Employ'd in your Hon™ particular Orders, as your Hon' will plainly 
see by comparing the State of the Army I now send with your Hou" Or- 
ders. As soon as I can call off such a part I shall immediately send them. 
The Enemy is certainly down on us in considerable Numbers, so that we 
have as much as we can do to keep the weak parts of our Frontiers from 
their Incursions. I have ask'd the Officers of Falm the reason why they did 


34 Letters of Col. Thomas Wesibrook and others. [J« 

did unc make up a Party and I I dead bodies of the Indians. 

An hear of it till six days after it was done, and 

more than seven or eight hours before the Enemy was down w" 1 them at 
kill'd two men, and the place where y* dead bodies lay was sixty Iff 
from them, so considering the Enemy's being amongst them judg'd it 
safe to march so far from their several Garrisons, for a small Scout, at ill 

Juncture, dm it, wou'd have very much expos'"! Ib< Number IX 

being aboiv x in a Garrison, and the Garrison very scatt- 

to the marching Forces and sundry of the I ire constantly 

the Woods, in sundry small Scouts, and are faitlifull in their Duties by wl 
I hear from them from time to time. 

I shall Direct the Officers to prepare their Rolls as fast as they can. 
I am Your Hun" BUMt Dutiful Serv 1 

Tno* Webtbrook. 

Capt Bourn bcin. J. and desirous to wail on your Hon' I hav 

permitted him to carry the Express for its more speedy Arrival. If yot 
Hon' fchotul Imj at Newberry in a shore time I wou'd be glad to have leas 
to wait on Y.. i) there for a few hours. 

Maw. Arch. 52. 1 65. 


11* May 1725. 

This Came by [ ] & I bope this Will fin 

diligently bonloj'd in Enlisting & getting your Men ready for th> 
barcation. Capt Unman Carried you £80 for bounty Money for so 

Men & I datire ymft Exert roar self so as togottyour Full Dumber, tl 
yon should go as farr as the Vineyard to make them np; hut I hope tb< 
will be no need of that. < '•■ tt them on Rord as soon as possible, <.v when 
shall please God you arrive safe with them at Falmouth you are to 

1 Westhrooks order for yonr further proceeding. See that the Men 
well used it well disciplined. I shall be well Pleased to have Leu' Dime 
first Lieu 1 & you must have a second Lou' w eh will bee appointed you wh< 
you gett to your Rendezvous. I have nothing more at p'scut hut to 
mend to you all Possible dispatch. 
Cap' Rol'kni: Yr [ 

Mass. Arch. 52. 166, 167. 

[Names in the Muster Bofi trf the Company in his Majesty's 
under the Command of Jeremiah Moultou. Captain, from Jau. 18 to 
11. 1725. For other iufurinutiou sue the original.] 

.i. rental) Monlton, Cent Fork 
Solomon Pike, Lefnt, Portsmouth 
Will"' Card, Ensign, York 
Isaac Power*, Sergt. Imwicfa 
Beoi* Borden, Do. Watertowne 

Mitdia.ll Ch.i] limn, Coi [> u [ptwicfa 
Do. York 

Brawn, I 
Edmund Black, Tbpafield 
Mlohaa Coffin, Topeield 

Thorn" Boothbey, llamtou 

John Dill. York 
David Welch, York 
William Mograge, York 
A r.m Knap, Watertowne 
Bphrem Ayers, York 
Danietl Green, York 
John Parkor, Fork 

Sam" Williams, 

1 >::.: U T : aU 

Petter Mathews, York 
Wyinon I't; Salsburey 

] Letter* of Col. Thomas Wettbrook and other*. 


Naih' Chapman, Ipswich 

Andrew WiUum, York 
Jobs lagorsoo, Lyn 
June* Bragdon, York, Serv' Lo Cap' 

Hon I win 
Philip Hall, Kiitrev 
Xhaoo George, Natick 
Nathan Pes*. Sandigo, 

Serr' u> Maj' Gorhetn 
Andrew Baxter, Dedbam. Sorv 1 to y* 

Rev 4 Baxter 

Samuel Wcbbor, York 
Benj* Astin. York 
Joseph Young, York 
.f.ilin D.oii-. ( tjtUtt Uiuer 
Thomas Groton, Jabaceo 
Dauid Tyler, serg, York 

>w Wittum, sent 1 omited Last 

Petter Mathews, York, omited Last 

Bo lie 
Nath u Bigsbey, York, omited Last 


Boston June 1* 1725. 

Err- ted p* David Tyler. 

Jen*- Betolved that Two hundred and fifty six pounds, eight 

gi «St three pence be paid to the officers and soldiers whose uauies are 
born oo the within roll. 

Mass. Arch. 91, 134, 135. 

Falm-. May I7 ,k 172;». 
May it Please y' Honour 

I recoiv'd your letter of the fourth Currant on the 15 B of the tamo 
•herein your Hon' orders me to give a particular account of th.- black point 
econt whom your Hon' calls Eighteen men, if so my Clark haa made a 
mistake in ' there was but Eight men and moat of them In- 

habitants, so that there was no officer with them but a Soldier or two to go 
vita them u> look their cattle. As u> the men in Falmouth 1 hm 
drew out ail that \ i wan proper, which did no 

■ad sent ('apt- Bouni .v Leiu 1 Dominicua Jordan. I did not give, them 
ursue the enemy let their numbers he what they would, but left 
n to their own Judgments, according to what discovery they should 
ike, knowing they had hehav'd themselves very well when they had an 
Opportunity on the enemy, and are reputed men of Courage, and by the 
art* they had frum Black Point people, aud Miuhols and Spurn-ink 
Garrisons, they were a considerable number as I acquainted your lion 1 
before, and by what discovery they made by the Indian Tracks, the} OoaM 
nut Judge themselves lo be a number BtdBclent lo follow them. 1 do 
••are your Hon'. I ire more than three mon in a Garrison with 

the Inhabitants and Soldiers for their Defence, which was as little as pos- 
afcle could be left In as much as the place where they wore burning our 
" loses tod killing our Cattle was not less then Sieved or Twelve Miles 
tkreagb the Woods the nighest way wee could get to them. 
I humbly subscribe my 
selfe your Hon'* most Dulifull Servant 

Tao' Westbbook. 
Mass. Arch. 52. 176. 

Falmouth May 17'" 178ft. 

May it please your Honour, 

I ree'd v ' orders of the Eleventh Currant and shall 

Eaoearoor when I have rec 4 the recruits to Improve thorn in tin 


Letters of Col. Thomas Weatbrook and others. [ Ji 


manner I can to Intercept and destroy the Enemy & follow your HO 

Capt. Bean arrir'd here from York the 15** Currant. I immediately 
dispatch l him to Capt Gyles with direction* r li :*t nothing may he neglected 

ing the march on Amuscoggin haveing before sent the Quota of 
Purauaut to your Hon" orders. I have since that made up a Soon! 
Twenty Eight Men, soldiers and Inhabitants, whom I sent 00.1 tl 
teeuth at night under the Command of I 

to search the most likely places on the backs of the Towns, from th ; 
I- SaOO Salmon Falls, and intend |<> cm then tin m 

as soon as poosil ill , if JOQX Hon*" orders do not call them off, th 
'he places the Enemy chiefly aim'd at both lost Summer & this. 
1 am your Hon™ most 

Dutifull Humb 1 ScrH. 

Tno' Whstiirook. 
P.S. I herewith send y' Hon' a Journal of our Proceedinga Since I 
Boston. I have not vet rec" 1 the recruits. T. W. 
a May 20* 1725. 
Mass. Arch. 52: 177. 

Falm'May 21, 1725. 

May it please your IIon r 

Lieut Dominicus Jordan (who I inform 'd of in mine of the Sei 
ti-cnth), is return 'd about three a Clock, and informs that he Tract 

n-9 of Indians that came out of the Country A retnru'd in two 
The len*t >n U were much larger then what hia Scout mao 

consisted of thirty two men. bsvcloc added four to this Scout since my It 
Wee Judge that the greatest part Of tin- Enemy are drawn some Distanc 
back, on i -, this being their timu to fish for Salmon A otbe 

fish up the fresh Rivers ou which the Indians yearly make a fishing voj 
Our wiuter scouts discovered sundry of their fishing places on Saco, Pe 

if Amuscoggiu Biver* where they made large Qaan* 7 * last Summi 
Tin- new recruits are not yet come, notss i g wee have had so 

Westerly winds. As soon as they arrive, if Arm'd, I will endeavour to 
some of their Bahiofl placee. 

I bare since my last, einuiiu'd Ilenery McKenny relateing the Indij 
he saw when he burnt the Houses at Black 1' eharg'd bim to rein 

no m n Qua he oral I gh I ii I tab to. B< atteei thai he told bt 1 1 
Thirty A Forty on the plain Marsh from the Ferry Garrison where he 
on his Gurml in the Watch Box, and at the same lime there were otht 
scattered fining the houses up and Down. 

I am your Hon"" most 

Dutifull Humb 1 Servant, 

Tno* Wkstbroox. 

P.S. I hare permitted Ebenezer Nutting, the Armourer, to wait on 
I loaf he wanting sundry Tools. I think it of absolute necessity that he 
MOt down again ai 1000 as possible, sundry of our Arms being out of Bej 

Mass. Arch. 52: 183. T. 

Much Honoured s' I, your Humble Petitioner, belonging to Capt 
Samuel Hincks, at Fort Mary in Biddiford, Do Humbly Desire your \lc 

16&] Letter* of Col. Thomas W&tbmoh and others. 37 

*r» favour to Dismiss mo from the Fort, beeattM if it may l»e your Honour* 
Pleasure. I would get into Cupt Jordan* Company. I am Honour* «1 a* vmu 
iambic D Obedient Servant, Richard Davis. 

Biddcford. May 24. 17 

Urn Arch. 52: 186. 


It being liighly probable that the Indian* of Penobscot will speedily 
be out in the vessels they took lust Summer from the English & will i 
•ie Eastern Coast to the great Disturbance & Loss of those concerned in 
the Fishery ; 

I desire you to draw out of your Ships Comp* fifty of your ablest Men to 
proceed East so far as Passamaqody or the Mouth of S 1 Croix River, in 
two small Vessels provided for that Purpose, to be under the Command of 
row Lieuten 1 & such Officer (for the other vessel} as you shall think fit to 
appoint Let them keep near the Sboar, & look into the Harbours & Bays 
taoug the Islands as they go along, more especially at Petnaquid, Peuob- 
<cuC Fox Island & Mount Desert Bays, the Mouth of Petit River & 
Psawmannody, & Eudeavour to get Intelligence of the Enemy & Decoy 
tiwmby Sounding for Fish, Concealing tl b other Method* as 

| proper for tli and by all possible .Menus to fiud out, suppress & 

the Indian Enemy as Aell us any Pirates that tmiy, haply, ' 
Coast at I i". And for their Bnoouragem 1 they will have One 

ioodred P- each scalp of u Male Indian above twelve years "Id, 

;foroc ; ners the highest Premium the Law Allows. 

Notwithstanding the Direction Iwfure mentioned I do u't limit you as to 
Ei :«t for this Cruise. Hut leave it to you & the Discretion 

f:cer how far East be may proceed, In which he must goveru 
Sunaeif according to the Intelligence he may meet 
If he shall hear of the Euemy on Shoar Let him Land such a Number 
Comp" as he shall judge lit to ambush or p'sue them. And particu- 
I think it advisable that tliey ly some Tim.' in Amlnish on the 
mi Point of a small Island at the Mouth of Petit River, within two 
Machias, the usual Passage of the Indiana from Paasamaquody 
r John'- IVnobscot- For more particular Information in these 

_srs vour OITk:- rait the Pi 

This Cruise may be for Forty Days, or i! Circumstances shall be such as 
pre great Prospects of doing Service let them stay out longer. 
Boston, May 24. 1 7S I am (Sir) 

Cap' Cornwall. 

VS. Lett your Lieut. Advise Coll. Dowcett, L l Gov* of Annapolis, of 
Ise If he meet with an Opportunity of Sending to him. [Military 
ers. Band-writing «■! Secretary Willard.] 
Arch. 52: 188-190. 

.•iter from Samuel Hincks to Gov. Dummer, dated Fort Mary, 25 
1725. says — "This comes with Expresses to y' Honour from Col* 

I can't inform y' Hon' any Thing more but what offers here; one tarbnx 
jb*t a son by 9 Indians on our Plains [ ] Dayes since He Carried of 

a Scalp. We, alarmed yeetenlay, Knew not y* occasion the Day before, 




Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. 


for Being y* Indians & iu sucb parcels, Tbcv appear at Every place ; 
Discover themselvrs I bettere, iu order to Know our strength, that we niaj 
issue oat, and as I Informed y' Honour before, we want men to marcb, for 
now, as wull as ■ 1 have veutercd to Lend two or three, to Carry 

& forward Expresses which hopt 1 doat offend iu." 

llr nays, that be has no clerk, neither any man iu bis fort who knows 
any thing about bis affairs. And yet be says, that bis fort is guarded and 
be con defend it if assaulted. " Y' lion' will not blame me if I do cot 

Mud i that tullows is obscure, caused by the fading of the ink. 

1 1 mentions bis wife, and his interest at Portsmouth. 

" V. . iho' I neglect no duty, I hope y r Hon' wil Consider 

things, and give Leave to y' Humble servant.'J 

Mass. A i i'..'l. ' 

May it Plese your Hon' 

Boa Seal in mj Role by En*i« B John Carleyle to attest, he hat 
Saraed y' Son* A bis Country all most foure years, a man of Good Repot 
with us, beloved by all. I pray your Hon" iauour toward bitxi. 

I- vim pltM to Lett him haue Leu" Jaque* post it's uery a Gr 
H« it my CoDpHOJ* Leu" Jaques bath deuoted him selfe to the n*b« 
;»t y r I * 

.S r My Company by lii-ini-Muiia Ao. Runaways, sum Turned ini'i 
Compaiiys &c. sum Scatred to the farthest part of y* Est, I Can Mat; In 
Thirty, «v we are Scouting Contiuually. My Men, at this time, are 
I should be Glad with a Su table Number to u-..«il the fwHsjII Hed «jurt 

but to 6obnuti 

I^ere to uisit lioston sum time iu Juno on My or. 
priuit tihuri, if ii bsj but tiro days. 

•S' DOtbiofl New. Your Honour, I hope, both a Good Represeutitiv 
from York thin year. With Most HamMt Duty am S' y or Hon" 

Koal Klit-iiicul ti*)r° 
York. May t& 17 '_>.'>. JOHNSON HaRMOK. 

IV. >•• Hon"- 1 ' William Duuimer Bsrj Ac. 
Moss. Arch. 62. 198, 

[To be continued. J 



CHESTER FROM 1573 TO 1650. 

Br J. Twu RTLANDe, Esq., F.S.A., of Birkenhead, England. 

Samuel Clark, in his account of "The Life and Death of M' 
Richard Mather who dyed Anno Christi 1669," says: — "Bi 
Mather was born in a Village called Lowton, situate in the Pi 
of Winwick in the County of Lancaster, Anno Christi 1596. His 
parents Thomas and Margaret Mather were of ancient families in 

100ft. i Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. 


LowtoD aforesaid ; but by reason of some unhappy Mortgages, they 
were reduced into a low condition in regard to their outward estate." 

Much has been written about Richard Mather and his descendants ; 
but very little is known of Ids forefathers, who were probably 
resident in Lancashire for several centuries, as the name occurs in 
early documents as Madur, Madowr, dm. The family does not 
appear to have been of sufficient importance socially to attract the 
attention of the I braid* at their visitations, although OottOn Mather 
fUtes that the armorial bearing! of his family were Ermine, on a 
ftue vxiry A-.tere three lions rampant Or; Crest : — On the trunk 
of a tree lying feaseways Vert., u lion ncjunt Or; bearings which 
«re also attributed to Madder of the County of Stafford in Burke's 
'General Armory." 

It was with a view of adding something to the family history of 
the Mathers that, a number of years ago, I made a series of genealo- 
gical abet i i) the will* at Chester, in conjunction with the late 
Mr. Charlie Bridger; and the abstracts then made have been re- 
cently su; ed by others made by Mr. Will am Fergusson 
Irrine ot Birkenhead, thus forming a complete aeriee from the year 
to the # v Unfortunately these wills do not, so far as 
I am aware, increase our knowledge of Richard Muthcr's ana 
bat they may help to bring some new facts to light from other 
■oorcce; and in the hope; that this will bo the case I offer them to 
the New-England IIi>t. ■ i- i« - Genealogical Society. For the - 
lemon I will allude to the marriage of Ralph Rylnnds, then of 
"wmtbouL tit afterwards of Culcheth in the parish of Win- 
wick, yeoman (who died in November, 1633), and Mary Mnthcr of 
the parish of Winwkk, which was solemnized at Deane Church, 25 
May. 1618 (Transcripts at Chester). This Mary, in her will, 

proved at Vork 20 November, 1645, desires "to bee bo tt my 
pariehe Church of Winwicke in my ancestors buriall [place] and 
scare unto Raphe Rylandes my late husband"; and I have very 
little r he was a relative, probably a near one, of Richard 

Mather, the w Pilgrim Father," because her place of burial euggeate 
that she was one of the Lowton Mathers, and also because her hus- 
baad, being a man well-to-do in the world, would be likely to choose 
his wife fnun the better educated branch of the Mather fnmily. 
Their third son Ralph, who was born in 1622, was living with Henry 
Mather at Culcheth in 1641, and, on 19 May, 1644, he married 
Alice Mather at the chapel of Ncwchurch in Win wick parish ; Alice 
was, perhaps, Henry's daughter, and a relative of her husband. 

It is also worth noting that Margaret Byrom, of Lowton, widow 
of Henry Byrom, in her will, dated 1H April, 1648, mentions her 
mo Henry, her sister Jane Green, her sister Anne, wife of Roger 
Bate, and her brother Richard Mather. 

An entry in Warrington Parish Registers of the baptism, on 9 
December, loll), of " Christian, daughter of George Mather, Gent.," 


Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. [Jan. 

shows that the wills at Cheater do not give all the OODtWttporaCT 
information ihnt could be desired. Probably, when the Record 
Society of Lancashire and Cheshire carries out its intention of print- 
ing the early MuriagS Licences, which hunlll in the year ItiOS, wc 
shall know mot i JstOiy of the Mathers of Lowton and their 

alliances, and do obtain a clue which will lead us to other fields for 

Riianor Mather, of Ince, near Wijan, Widow, L57& 

xiii. daie of August 1573. 1 Euasob Matiikk widowe. buiug sicke & 
weake in bodie, but praised beo god of good & jwrfcctu Remembrance, do 
make this my last© will & tu»tamuut iu tmuiiieru & forme followiug — tirstlie 
& choeflie I Itequuatli uiy soulu iulo the hutids of Almiglitic Gu<l. etc — my 
bodio to be buried iu my Parishc Churche us uighe to my late husband at 
may couvciii-jntly bfl doue. And as for my worldio goodes which God etc. 
Firstly. I l)ci|iiL>alh unto my sou tie Chrofer Muiiier my best feti 
& bolstar, one pillowe & one mattcresse belotiginge to said I' 
cou'let [coverlet J etc etc. & one panne of pewter. Item. I give unto Adam 
Baticke all the conic nowc growing in tin: Mghef heye & my plows & 
rowe. urn- of bj hogga, & halfe a bushell of make & a wyndle of roealt 
I give unto my god daughter Kliau' Baticke one acre of ote [oats] 
B 'ovinge in the Etnmeield. Unto my daughter Elisab P tningtn one 
■ill i i acre and to Xpofur Baticke & Thomas Bancke. one other acre with 
co rue. Item : I • toy eaide sonue Chrofer Mather three of my eldest 

kyne, & the rest of my kye & cartel I give unto the saide Filial/ Baucke. 
Item. To Jenitt Lay thwutt one payre of abets one cou'let & one Blanckett, 
All the MM of my hOBsahoIdfl .stuff.s & implements I give unto the said Eleu 
Bancke. Small bequest* to William Curtvvrighte & John Burscoughe. 
My badgow ie to my dau. Elizabeth Penyngtu. Item: To 

Richanl Baynsi A John Michell n yardes of Bason oloths, tod la lbs cbil- 
:' Chrofer Mather vi yardes of the same clothe. Item: I give unto 
S' Raafs Bt :t' . olackfl xiii'. Hit*, aud to S* Thomas Baron iii". iiii a . I 
.v make my said t>ouue Chrofer Mather & Adam Baticke the Exe- 
cutor of ilii- 1 1 1 j- lasts WW & Testament. Overseers. James Bradsbaw & 
Roger Ilyudeiey unto whom I give iii' iiii 4 . apeece. 

Witnesses: James Bradshawe 
Roger Ilyndley 
Robert Gfrrarde withe others. 

Hec sunt debit q. mibi debent 
Imprimis : 


Rieharde Haugbtou 


William Haddocke 


John Highnm 

John Burttcoughe 


William Man 

John Lnvthwatt for rents. 


Olyu' [Oliver] Man 


John Molyneux 



viii 1 



A true inventorie of all goodes etc of Elianor Mather of luce. Praised 
by Johu Ilyndley, William Ince, Rauffe Perpoyne & Jaa. Morrys, taken 
23 August 1673. 

: • -3 . J Abstract* of Will ft of the Mather Fam ily. 


Item, oorne in the felde 

Item. Hi acre* of ote in emmefelde 

Item, one acre of barlie ipoaso A ote 

etc. etc Sum ma Totalis 
Item. I owe unto William Molyneux 

t ? 


xx vi\ hrt 

xli". X*. 

iii\ iiii a . 


fon dorao is writum]. Kxpences at die buriall & the p'bat of the tista- 

lu-m. — paide for a mortuary 

Item. — paid unto thu prcsts darks & 

for odiur charges at thu bnrialle [ 

Item : paido for provinge of die will. . 

Proved 6 Sept. 1573. by Adam Banks. 

Richard Mnihtr. of Orford, near Warrington, 1576. 

'ie name of God Amen. — the twentieth daie of April in ye yeare of 
oqt Lorde God etc etc one thousand five hundred & seveuty-sixe — I Richard 
Xatukk, of Orfortbe in the parish of Warringtu in the Count if of Lancastre 
bosbaadtaau doe make this etc — leaves his bodie to be buried " iu the 
Parish Church or churcheyarde " [of Warrington] " at the descrocion of my 
lira dt friends." Alter payment of debts & funeral expenses his pro- 
perty to be divided "equallie betweeiie Ellyn my lovinge wyk\ ib.nry my 
sou A Jane Mather my daughter " " and the saide children & footles to be 
tithe rule A gou'meute of the saide Ellyu my weyfo uutyll iUi-y come to 
bee of lawfull y&vs of deecredou " " if either of my children die iu their 
(uuoritie." share to be " equal! ie divided between my crvfe A the othere 
cUde." Henry A Jane my said children to be Executor*. " William 
Aihloo gentleman, A Thomas Mather my brother" appointed "ouseers 
kt ye true execution of this my laste will & Testament." 

W i mosses : W 1 " A-hton. Lawrence Clerk. 

ThoB Mather. Seth Law ton. 

Hamlet oweo. John Ashton. 

John Erlain. with others. 

■• euut debit que ego prcd" Kiclinnins M:iili. ir ilebeo. 

lis: I owe to Thomas I'enkcthrnnu of Warrington I .... . r . -, 

, . ° > mi mice I marks 

liarrelles Of uei i ■- J 

i- sunt debetaque milii ddbentor. 

hnprimis: Hughe Leche of Avonl.-v [Alvanley] in the 

Co untie of Che* ti" n for fvuneu 

> me had A boughte the sum me of xiii'. viii' 1 . 

John Page of Wariugton oethc me for sackecloth xx'. 

Item: Eicharde Lyon A James fini xxiii*. 

tuertie to me for him. 

hem: John Bolton of Robae [Robyj oetbo 

me for clothe to this daie liv*. 

Item: George Paynter of Newton ii*. vi 4 . 

Item: John Sadler of Warrington U' 

Item: Rol« Harrington iv\ vi 4 . 

Item: Oh u' South worth xxvi'. viii 1 '. 

hem: M'" Sibell Burche, widowe iii'. 

Item : Bandle Tate oethe me iv\ viii a . 

Item : Ellis ap John xrii'. 

hem: M' Bailiff e of Werington iii*. kt*. 


Abstract* of Will* of the Mather Family. [J»a. 

It. -in : 


■I r>li 11 Owen rathe me 

Edrnuud Griffyo ala Ivic [?] 

Hqghe Stirrop of Newton oethe me & 

M' B rtie for the half thereof 

James Hanes [?] of Budworth P'i.die 
The Executors or Admin" of W" Holme 

late of liurii in wood 
Edmund Wrightm unpayde in 
parte for clothes [cloths] 
Inventorie praissed 29 April [lo76] by Robert 
Smyth, John Clarke, & Seatbe Lawtuh. 
Siimma totalis 









clxvi". xvii*. 

Roger Mather, of I*i<jh, JMncashire, 

BOOU Matiikk of the Parish of Leigh. 3 Murch 1.182. To be bi 
It Leigh.* Wife Katherine. "To little BogfiT M uher one great braasa 
notte. My .1 children. Exors. Wm Roydell. «fc James Mather my eon. 
Witnesses: James Corlesse, Edward Corlesse John Holcroft .lunr. 

The debts mention : — 
My son Henry Mather, John Batesbie, 

Edward Flitcroft, 

James Hulk-. 

My daar Ann Mather, 

Job ! dell, 

Outnll'r ,m Kirehshooe [Birchall], 

Inventor) hy John Moeae, Roger Flitcrofle, Jutuea Corlesse, Wm. Moyle, 

£iu..-.»..7. Profed 24 April, 1582. 

Wm. RLsleye, 

J as Corlesse, 

Wm BoydeU, 

Nicholas Moese, 

Wm. Bnvrutae, [Byrom] 

John Holcroft. 

Symoud Mather, of West Leigh, Lancashire, 1 588. 

Stmokd Matiik:. tleigfavt yeoi»«", 18 April 80 Eliz. | 

Was old. To i»- iiiiricd .si ii;.. middle of thai pariah Cnorohof Leigh in tin 
accustomed burial place of my predecessors. My *oii Jeffrey Matin.-: 
2 maidservant;. Isabel, & Margaret Mather. My ~1 children Jeffrey 
Robert Mather. My KMtf in taw John Partington of Tyldesley. Jam* 
llaughton. William Liptrot.le, fc da*. -Mori.- [Mann];. Hicli' 1 Arrowsruitb i 
Leigh mentioned. In the entail are Edward, Henry. John, Nicbola*,' 

ird. sous of my .-. on m law Judm llaughton, of Arburie. I I 
also in the entail Anne wife of James Scarisbricke of Downholland. Exor 
Sons in law James llaughton of Arburie &■ William Li| Wei 

h. Sii|" rriaorii the worshipful Mr James Scarisbricke of Down II. 

tend g<nt. a .John Partington A Ja IfeSeoi [yMealey my loni in \$d 

Witnesses: Richard Arrowsmyth, John Mather, Jarvice Lot 

•til name: — Richard Geste, Nicholas Mather, Symoud Mather, 
garet Mather, John l'inniiigtou, John Partington son in Law. 

Inventory by Bugfa Hinley, George Hurete, Robci . myth. 

Symond Bridshangh, M April 1588, £120: 32: 8. [ate]. Proved 
April 1588. 

* He was hurled st Leigh church, 6th March, 1581-2. I Sunn In pS r«risb R*gi«cr»i 
Leigh. UttVleSf). 
t Srmu-D Mather «u church -warden of Leigh In 1662, aud he was burled there 24 Apr 

1*93.] Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. 


Rii-hard Mather, of Hulton, 1593. 

BtOHABD Mathkh, of Lowest Hulton, in tho parish of Deane within the 
Co. of Lancaster. «< Aug' 1 533. My bodie to the earth w hereof yt was 
•vie & the Mime to bee buried at uiy p'isbc Church of Deane. Debus paid 
remainder to be divided into three parts. One part 1 to liavo unself, tliu 
•■ parte to Anne* my wyff, the third part to Mrgreat Partington my 
daughter. Reversion of my part equally Euiougg fi Alas. 

p'Ungton my daughter Margreat het oUIdrtt Kxecutors. 

After my Lease w" I have from Mr William Wanton oi Warttau Jlall be 
expired my good will thereof to my daughter Murgreat Bel children la W) (c 
[wit} Itaphe P Aioi bjm to EHec Partington for want 

other • Dfftoa naturall* sy titers to the »*' Itaphe. Kxecutors: — 

Aaoe* my wyff & Thomas Eccarselaie [Eckersley] my brother 

b> law. Debts which I the Testator do owe. 

m Lo the right worshipful I Mr Raphe Ashtonn 

of gnu: |i XXV}'. viij' 1 . 
Item to James C'rompton of Lostock xj\ 

nl morres of great boulton for flax xxx'. 

hi to Charles p v son in law xxvj'. 

to the said Charles [Partington J xj\ iij a . 

I boasU Eccareelay ij\ X] 4 . 

Item to James M a t her my brother x*. 

Debts owing unto mee the Testator. 
MS William Macaud dwelling n csgreen being the Rev'sion 

■ prise of a mai ilie Testator sould hym tin- torn of 

Thonuu Bordmann, wuim. 
Wariiunii iV 1 nomas Wart! 

'1 14 Aug by Tbo Hurst, James Edge Witlm Wartton and 

BS Aug. 1593, oi Thomas Eocarsleji power reserved to Agnes 
the relict. 

Iilhrr, of Arlington, Lancashire, 1593. 

Gilhar: Adlington, [in the parish of Srandisb] co. Lane, 

•over. -. My body to the earth to be laved in Christian 

buriall at iilackrood. To Jane Greene all" Mather bastard daughter of mee 
ike saved Gilbert vj'. xiij*. iiij J . To Cicelie Greene aJs Mather, one other 
Btsiard daughter of mee tin; .-..i> • ■! Gilberte vj'. xiij*. iiij u . with benefit of 
au-rivor»hip. If both dye 9 d xiij 1 . vj'. viij 1 . ammigea three of my Children 
■ nr Katherin Mather, and one Margaret 

Slot as at* Mather, one other bastard Daur of mee tlie saved Gilbert. To 
of ti. «r Chappell of Blackrnnd. To my verie good .Mr 

Anderton of Lostocke Eequiei my rould tinge. After Deota paid 
amonges my obil lather Anne Blather Katherin 

A (he nayed Mar. Ab Mather m .aur. 1 

•v brother, and Ruvuold Mather my BXora & my verio 
M' [masterj overseer. To Raphe Mather my sonne all my laodi 
i 21. Profits during bis minority to bo taken by my Exurs, & Tho' 
Aaoertoo, gent, <5t Hugh Qraaohalgh for use of my said childn 
se, Katherin. and Margarelt Stones uts Mather. No Witnesses. 

* XtlonsI hen mesas actual, sod does not signify illegitimacy. 

44 Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. [Ji 

Inventory £143:16:4 praised by George Allensou, Peter Mather, 
Roltl" Worihington, & John Breres- 

Proved 25 Oct 1593 by Johu Mather, Reginald Mather having renounced. 

James Mather, of Radcliffe, 1596. 

3 d daie of October, 1 595. — I, James Mather of the parishe of Radcliffe i 
the Countic of Lancaster: 

My body to Pariah Church or Churchyard of Radcliffe. — mentions " i 
houKu & certiiine lands, which I & my wylle & my eldest sonne RapL 
Mather enjoy." ■ the property which I houhhs of the most worshippful mj 
M f ami laudeslorde Richard Ashton of Mydletou, Esquire."— to 
ployed " lor the goodo education & bringing upp of my younger 
uutil! my saydu aonne accomplishe the age of 21 yean." — mentions ft 
— "my brother Hughe Mather his widdowe" — '"John Fletcher" — " 
Fox my Lord dcrbiu his stewurd " — " Ellyu Mather my wyffe" — " my ftl 
childruu " — leaves to " my younge soiuiu Thomas Mather xV " — " my e!c' 
daughter Elizabeth Mather xl'" — "my secoude daughter Marye n 
"my youugust daughter Ann Mather iiii" " — "My saide wyffe & my tw; 
sounes" executors — "my hrother 11 ugh e Mather & my cosin Randlc 
Mather overseers." 

Debts owiugo unto M r James Mather amountingo to 38". 7\ C a . 

[inter alia} Item: Hughe Martin. 48*. 7*. 

Item : Rdwarde 1\ Idsley my brother-in-law, 18*. 
hem : Thomas Tyldcsley my brother-in-law, 10', 
Item: L'x Wme Mather my mother-in-law, 2*. 

Witnesses. Roberte Kouyoun, Raudle Mather, Samuel Mather, ilugt 
Dyggle, ffrancke Wrooo, scri| 

Inventorie 11 Nm ember, 1595, by a Hugh Mather, Edward Tyldslej 
Lilys Walker & frauce[is] Wrooe. 

gumma totalis cix". xvii'. vi*. 

Proved 6th February 1595[-6]. 

Ralph Mather, of Radcliffe, 1M7. 

The 2 October, 1597. 1, Blum MathkkoI' the Parisheof Radclhfe 
the Cmmtifl of Lancaster, tanner — beinge sieke & weakeiu bodie etc. atev 
"bodie to be decent! ie buried in the Parish Church yard of Radcliffe/ 
property to be divided into " two equal Ie partes, whereof I doe reserve 
OM parte to my owne specialle use," — "and as for the other part I dc 
hereby will <v deriac tlu same unto my several children. equallie amongst ti 
namely, Gabriel Mather, Hahraham Mather, Samuell Mather, Reynoul 
[Reginald] Mather, & Sara Mather:" "of my owne parte I doe give 
my daughter Sara iii"" — "to Renould Mather iii !i *' — "to Habrahs 
Mather it Bran I M.iilnr either i.,f them xl* apeeoe." — "I alsoe give unt 
Samuel Mather which 1 am grandfather to sii*." 

"Rest & remainder amongst aforesaid five children" — "Habr 
Blatter, Executor." . ■• I Iii^h Mather th' elder" 
"Thomas Mather" 

Deltes owinge unto laid Mather. 

Imprimis: William Bowcher. 4". 9*. S 4 . 

Richarde Manchester is eurtye of 40' of the s J monye which W" Bowche 
doth owe. 

1S93.J Abstracts of Will* of the Mather Family. 


Inveutorie made 7 th October. 1597, by Hugh Mather, George Korko- 
un. William Macant «fc W" Kenion. 

Summa totalis, clxxx". ii". vii d . 

Pder JUidher, of Anderton, 1508. 

In the name of God Amen— on the xiv. daie of September, Ano dui 

159&— I P* i in: Mmhek— of Anderton in llie Couulie of Lancaster, yuman, 

etc. etc. — 1" I commit my soule into the bands of Almighty 

God etc. etc — bodie to the eartho whence it came & as toachinge the des- 

boMBgofs'i' ie goodesetc— divi.i ty iato 8 parts — "whereof 

llcnroom- parte unto Margarett my wyftv — .u ttfda parte unto 

Margaret Woodwards my daughter & the other thirdu part I reserve uuto 

r e to dispose off at my pleasure." — " Ami of my teide parte I doe give 

leath unto Robta Rigbie my servaote liii". iiii . — "Item: \h,u> Kllyn 

io xx*." — Item: "unto Hugh [torn] igh N'ightguM] i.nne 

i iM my brother all my :ipparrelle & 

' — [ten: I givn unto evene childe which I am god- 

Ulhere unto ii*. for a Remembrance." — "Item: I give unto Margaret my 

grandchild x". to W employed to her lx^xi u*e." — i after payment 

si debta funeral expenses etc. euually between — "Margaret my wiffe «Sb 
Margaret Woodwarde my daughter." — '• I appoiote 4b tmtaiue my well-be- 
loted wyffe Margaretd; my deare frieude H aerie Ilinlsiuson my true «fc 
handle Execati 
Witnesses. George HoolMt. 


M which I doe owe. 
IinprimU: To Margaret Nightgsll my OOMD, iii :i . 
••s owinge unto me without spcciidtie. 
Imprimi- William Anderton Enquire, my 
maister owuth me in lento 

mot MP. 6*. 8*. 

r Makiutoo in leote mosie, '.''. 

Item: William I'hui ia L«Ot6 muni..-, 5'. 6 d . 

Summa totalis, xxv u . iii', ii*. 

Mather late ol An.lei ton yeoman, praissed by Arthur 
iegynald Mather, James Rivington & Robte Rothewellu 20 Ck 

Queeue Elisabeth, 
sy the gnu- Queen of England, Scotland, France & Ireland, etc 

Ai. dui. 1 
'tutor eWsoJ Item: Y p halfe of five scour [score] & six sbeepes iu the 
of Robert I'ilkiugtou geut, x ;i . 

Sum tot — clxxxxiiii". xiiii'. l d . 
The inffloe oweinge sett under the will it, xxv u . iii'. ii d . 
Sum tot. cc.xix. xvii*. iii". 

Amirs Mather, of Hukon, widow, 1 600. 

if Lowest H niton, " wyddow w te in the p'ish of Dearie, 
M99 [160O] 5J0" 1 Januarie. Itodie to the earth to be buried at my p'ish 
dutch of Deaue. Debts paM. lue to Thomas, John, & Margaret 

Fsrneworth Ac Appurell to the children of Charles p'tington. Reversion 
of all my part of goods Ac to Charles P'tington ii Margaret his wife 
towards the bringing up of theyru children. And 1 appoint Charles 
f'liagton my sou iu law sole Exor. 

46 Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. [Jan. 

Debts w ck I do owe 
To Margaret Mather wyddoe, xx*. 
" FJlyn P'tington, xx*. 

Witnesses: Jas. Pcndloburie, Clerk. 
Ric: ffarncworth. 
Thomas Eccarselaie. 
Inventory of thoae goods w** in Right Annea Mather of Lowest Hull 

wydow latelie deceased of Right had interest in trulie safc 

Dplie to her iu her Lyff tyrne did app'taiue taken forth of Rich* 

Mather her husband who decesaed Anno Domi 1 "»03 vid 

third pit of the saide Inventorie of good prosed devided & sumed xxj* 
daie of Januarie & by ns is prised Richard Farneworth L&mburt p'tiugtc 
Roger F.ccaraelaie & Thomas Eccarselaie. 

Mil. The shapon App[ar]ell for the bodie of the decedent prised 


It the pt of the goods due forth of her husband his last will & Invent 
til.- some of xij". xiij d . iiij' 3 . 

Proved 22 January 1599[-1600]. 

John Mother, of I*>wUm, 1601. 

John Mather of Lowton 22 Apr. 1601. To be buried at Winwick. Soi 

■. Richard Greisse & Agnes his wife. Son Richard and bis children. 

Bl ^lier Nicholas. 

Dau- Aiui shall have 40* which her aunt Jane gave her. 
Brother James dc his son John. 
Anne. Cottrlles [Corless]. 
Bzor*: EttehaTO my sou, Ric Greisse my son-in-law & Rich* Corllc 
my sou-in-luw. 

Sn H-rvisor, W m Byrom. 
Wituesses: James Crofbe. 
W Mather. 
Nicholas Lythgoe. 
Among debts are ment d Symonde Mather, my sister Margaret. 
Inventory, 24 April 1601, by Symonde Mather Henry Stirroppe, Ric 
Gleover Jervesse Wintorbothomu. £45 18. 0. 
Proved 6 May 1601. 

William Mather, of Weithoughlon, 1 602. 

Wit.i.iAM Mathku of Westhoughton, yeoman. 8 Juno £4, Elix. 160S 
To be buried at Deane. Goods divided into 2 parts — first pt to self, 2 4 | 
to Agues my wife. After debts etc paid rem. of my pL to be divide 
4 pU: 

l' : . to Jas Anderton my brother-in-law. 

2. to EHi* my brother. 

8. MAT. 

4. to Margaret Mather my brother's daur. 

To An hut Woodward 40*. 

To llinrv Woodward, David Woodward, James Woodward, Thurstot 
'■Woodward & Margaret Woodward 40*. 

To Richard Lich A: his childrtt -£o. 

To Agnes my wife one close of ground which I have taken of Jas Rrownc 
of Westhoughion Esq. for her life & after ber dece to Margaret Mather 
her father during life of » A Margaret. 

. ] . I bitracU of Wills of the Mather Family. 4 7 

To Agnes my wife on© close of ground for 8 years that I have taken of 
Oliver Right — if ><he die before expiration of s 4 term then to David 

To s 4 David Woodward the same close for IS years after s* lease of 8 
jn has expired. 

Exors: Jftjn«« Kudrrton [Anderton ?], Ellis Mather my brother & 
Arnea my v. 

ease*, Charies Leigh, Bier 4 Woodward, Ilenerie Rothwell. 
Among debts are named— Jas Morrea of Lostoeke, W" Plate. W" 
Talior nf Ilin! ■ vl, Christopher I (arte, John Grcgorio & wife, 

Rigby. Ric 4 Woodward. 

by Jas Ma[r"]kland, John Scottc. Hencrio 
Hsnapson. Jas Woodward. Ch:> llic Lithe. Mention of lands taken 

Ric 4 Greene, John Gregorio & Oliver Rigby. — Ric 4 
Woodward.— H . £ 102. 2. 0. 

Proved 19 Jo— I 

William Mother, of Warrington, 1603. 

William Matuek of [Conies' OonnrJ Warrington, Yeoman, 18 Dec' 
IKA. To be buried withiu the parish church of Warrington. To William 
Brocke. sou of Rich 4 Brocke of Uunlmry all the goods in the closet iu my 
state in Warrington. Whereas I owe to the said Wm Brocke 18s. I 
prelum iu consideration "one Whyte Bullocke about the age of two 
Man." To my wife Johaoue Mather all my tack of ground Jtt. which I 
bold under any persons whatsoever with all my goods chattels, &c. &c 
: Jobanne my wife & Richard Brocke of Bunhury my brother iu law. 
lessee: Wm. Wariuge. Nycholaa Bate, John Fletcher. In the debts 
4c ore named. Gilb' HyUt, Jobo lilundell, Lawce Hallvwell. Rob' Woods, 
Mercer. Edward Woodward of Ecdes, Hy : Holbrocke Sen', Peter Ellani, 
Too*. Allen. 

Inventory 29 Dec. 1602 by Tho? Mather, Thos. Richardson, John Barns 
aEandull Pynyngtou. 

Proved 3 January 1602[-3]. 

Richard Mather, of ffnlton, 1 80S. 

Richard Matiier of Middle Holloa, 18 Oct 1600. To be buried at 
Ltu Wife Elizabeth. Sons (both Exors) Henry and James, 

Witnesses: Simon son of Roger Edge, John Qodbear. 

Debt* name: John Mather and John Maraho. 

Inventory 27 Sept. 1 60S by Richard Edge, Symond Mather, Robert 
Ssakeman. Ralph Higson. £46. 10. 0. 

Proved 8 F./liy. lG02[-3], 

Gabriel MaOter, of Keartley, 1605. 

In the name of God Amen. I, Gakrif.ll Mather of Kersley in the 
C°uuiie of Lancaster, blacksmyth, ticke in bodie etc. — leave* " bodie to be 
n y" Parish Church of Deane." Properly into three equal parts. — 
be third parte to Margaret Mather my wyffe " & "another thirde parte 
By two tonnes Henry & Juhn Mather." — One other thirde part I reserve 
lo my»t 

/c bequeath unto my mother Anne [Emme ? ] Mather one 
»• of gooses." — "To Richard Mather sonne of Thomas Mather my 
tfher. iii*. iiii d ." — "Margerie Mather my sister."— "I give and bequeath 

45 The Weaver Family of Nev> York City. [Jan. 

unto the younge sonne of my brother Samuel], my godson, iii*. iiiiV — 
"John Howell [Howell?] my Father in lawe." — •* Robert Granger oooke 
of Leaver." — " George Woode." 

r?xecutors: Margaret hia wife & " Henorie Soolcroft of ffarnworth."— 

16* Oct. 1604. 

Gabriel Matber bis 


Witnesses: idon. James Hoope. Edward Seddon. George 

Seddou. Thomas Greene. 

Dettes owing onto testator. 
[inter alia"] John Crompton of tasker. 
Alexander Crompton. 

breatorle bj Thomas Dodson & Rie* B'thwell. taken 26 October 1001. 
Proved 6 Juno 1G05 by Margaret Mather widow, the relict. 

(To be continued.] 


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

The Weaver Family* wore, for a long succession of years, to be fount 
principally in tin* three counties bordering on Wales, viz. Cheshire, Slimr 
■hire and Herefordshire, Their name tree taken from tha Manor of Wea- 
ver, near Middlewirk, C'hea., held by the service of finding two men 
guard Aldford Castle for forty days in time of war. They had a cl 
formerly in the churchyard of Middlewirk. of which (here are now 
remejIM, ind the manor was sold, about 1720, to the Wilbrahara family, by 
the Stanleys of Aldcrly Hark, into whosa possession it had come by descent 
SinOB then, the el. 1 niaiiot-hniiso has lieen taken down and a farm -I. 
'.)uilt on its site. The arms of Weaver of Weever, dies., wore: Sable, two 
bars argent; on a canton of the first a garb of the second. 

Thomas Weaver, Att. Gen. in the Leeward Islands, came to New 
York from Barbadoes with Gov. Lord Iiellamont. and was appointed, 
en i r his patronage, to various offices, as King's Council at Law, Provi 
Agent, Collector of the I'ort, Solicitor General, and Member of the Coun- 
cil, besides receiving the freedom of the city in August, 1701. Falling inl 
bad odor with the Governor's successor. Lord Cornbury, he returned, about 
Sept. 1702, to Knglaud, leaving in New York his wife Kathurina and 
fatuity. Ho was soon after appointed, liy the African Company, Goi •■ 
of Fort James on the Gamhia. His ultimate fate is thus alluded t, in 
Liittrell's Diary: Toofldey, July 10, 1705. "Yesterday our merchants 
* • # that two French -hips from Martinaco, have plundered 
and destroyed our factory at (iambou, OP the coast of Africa, killing Mr. 
Weaver, the Governor, and those few men ho had with him. and then re- 
tu rned with their booty to Bdortlneeo." 

William Atwood, late Chief Justice of New York, who had accompanied 
* TIick note* wen compiled in Fob. 1860, and have had bat little added to them since. 

1818.] The Weaver Family of .Yew York City. 


Wearer buck lo England, alludes to liim. in hi* Memorial to tho Lords of 
Trade, Oct. 26. 1709, as "I 
Fart James, formerly I 'mated on the Island of Boa- 

uiiiia, had been taken from (he Dutch in 1661, by an 
expedition favored by tho Duke of York, and commanded l.y Mujor Robert 
Holmes, who wa.- permitted to carry at the main top of his drip, "the 
Charles,* the l'< King of 1. upland's Flag. The place was after- 

wards, for some years, subject to attack and despoi b by the Dutch 

aad French. 

1. SastLi-t.' Wr.AVKR, a tanner, and by tradition of Welsh birth, with 
kit wife Aune aii' i u inl'mit m, came to New York during the admink- 
tnlioc William Buroet, and in the second year of Kolwrt Walter's 

■Morally, was admi man oj the eky, April 1<». 1722. 

lit immediately cotnmc: uess. but met with serious loss almost 

at the start; for his three small houses, being a store-house, work-house and 
■Bake-house, situated near the swamps, in tint Bast Ward of tin- city, were 
bsroc-l 5th of October. 1722, involving a loss of over seventy 

beds of bark, a bark-tnill, six dozen of sheep-skins, and all his working 
tab; loss amounting in value to upwards of £200. This we 

karo from a document (on lilu among the N. Y. Col. MSS., Vol. I.XV.. p, 
to by four of o, and endorsed •• Hriff, 

noted Oct. 1722, to continue for three months, for the County of New 
T'«rk .'. -I." by which brief Weaver received 

latbor >ugb a public collection. 

Tbi- ' rhieh the city tanneries had col- 

lected, is Mill the centre of the leather trade in New York; one hundred 
ud liity years ago or more, it has b settled as "ahout a mile and 

3nd about nine fathoms deep," with a rail fence at places to 
seep ont the cattle of the surrounding grazing ground | ll m loori id with 
bikes and busbes, and iis stagnant waters gave to unwholesome vapors 
Ocaedingly dangerous and detrimental to the health of the neighboring in- 
bdstaau. while on lb tide, it was overflowed by tho united 

•stirs of the Hudson ami S r F.ttat) rivers. 

Continuing his business with success, Mr. Weaver, in May. 1734, pur- 
issed i • . from Aultje, widow of l'ieter Chaig- 

i, » c. formerly Smith's Fly. and 

u*l Street; it had belonged to Joseph Latluun, . shipwright, and as 
ssriy aa 1712 to William Anderson, gent (see Lib. 28, N. Y. Our.., pp. 9 

This year. 17 .irrest in ir, by order of the 

Coatx r Zenger, printer of the New York Weekly Journal, for 

■■Wishing seditious libels, though on the 28th of January following the 
pand jury fouud no bill again r •: him. Subsequently, on motion, the Court 
oraered a "struck jury." of which Samuel Weaver was a member. Andrew 
Bsaatlton of Philadelphia, counsel for the prisoner, insisted, in his defence, 
contrary lo the ' '•■ I.ancy, on the truth of the facts 

charged as libellous, maiulaiuing thai the jury were judges of both tho law 
swi the fact. The verdict was returned, — Not Guilty. 


1 TIxwum Weaver of Boiioa, M*«> h, rm-l dun. Small, b. 6 NOT. 1674. 

W.««wl W.-,„ lioa Ol !'. »ton Inliahitantii, June 11, L697 (Kto. xvi. 8C1 

OtiOi uildlne with brick. Tbe name, however, Is not found' -utry Records of co. SoJfnlk, Mas*. 

JU.rU. o* 


The Weaver Family of 2Teu> York City. 


In the fall of 1737 Mr. Weaver til one of M signing a petition 

to Gov. Clarke, demanding the removal of High Sheriff Crosby, for mil- 
demeanor in declaring a Mr. Philipae to be the chosen Representative of 
the City and County; fivo months later, in February, 1737-8, wc tind him 
a member of Capt. Cornelius Van Home's militia i 

About July. 173ft, a certain William Lanner of New Town, L. L.agait 
whom judgment had been obtained in Lhe matter of a debt for some sheep, 
•ought to avoid levying of a m o ti on upon his house and land, by oon 
them, through a sham deed, to Samuel Weaver. The latter, as Lam 
deposed, refused subsequently to surrender the deed for cancellation, where- 
upon Weaver was ordered to appear before Gov. Clarke at Port Geor_ 
on Tuesday, January 15, 1 639-10, at 10 A.M., to answer the charge. Hoi 
the affair tenniieit. i| «.? ■ i , > not learn. 

May 6. 1711. Mr. Weaver was one of the jurors sworn in on the trial 
of John HugliHon and others concerned in the Negro Plot. He was also 
juror :li. on the trial of two negroes, who were burned at the st 

i>n in the same affair. Evidence' 
to show thai his own slave, Will, who died before the plot a mainred, 
tended the meetings and taken active part in the proposed insurrection. 

May 18, 17-T2, by d.-. <l nol on record, Weaver bought of Thomas 1I< 
leather-dresser, a lot of ground il the S.-R. corner of Cliff and Beekman 
Streets, which had formerly belonged to Joseph Latham, who had in turn 
purchased from heirs of the estate of William IWknmn. Cliff Street, run- 
nine; thraoxb Ynmlireliffs orchard, and Beekman street, were projt 
much about the same time, the divisional map of the Beekman estate show- 
ing thfl various building lota, having been drawn up in September, 1708; 
bat Beekman street was not properly regulated and paved till the j( 
1730, and two years after, on the N.-E. owner, St. George's Chaj>el wj 
erected, situated, says Smith the historian, "in a uew, crowded, and ill 
built part of the town." 

Mr. and Mrs. Weaver had brought with them a bible, published bj 
J. Basket of Oxford, in 1715, and containing the Episcopal Church service; 
they, however, joined the congregation under the Rev. James Anderson, 
who were worshipping, according to the discipline of the Presbyter" 
Chnreh of .Scotland, in the City Hall, on Wall street, pending the en 
of a meeting-house on ground adjoining. Within the walls of the nei 
edUoe both of them were nbiofaen^ interred. 

His will reads: "Samuel Weaver of the city of New York, currier, being at 
present sick and weak in body, but of sound mind and understanding, &c 
The house and ground wherein he now lives to son Samuel and heirs forever; 
to wife Anne 5001. current money of New York, to be raised and li 
out of personal estate. Similar amounts to daughter Marcy and son William, 
and the residue of the estate, real and personal, to be divided equally be- 
tween the widow and three children. The lot recently bought of Thomas 
Hodgins to bo sold by the executors, and the interest derived from 
shares of the two sons to be applied to their education and maintenance 
until 21 years of age, or until their marriage, and the shares then to be 

? aid them. Executors: friends Dr. John Nicholls, and his son-in-law Dr. 
saac Dubois, John Broerc, leather dresser, James Burling and 
Johnson. Witnesses: Jacob Bumper, Robert Provooat and Thomas 
Griffith. Signed 31 August, 1742; proved 30 September following: in- 
ventory to bo returned in six mouths." The seal upon the original will 
■hows a small, apparently plain, mantled, shield, surmounted by a heir 

1893.] The Weaver Family of New York City. 


facing to the right.* The chief executor, Dr. Nairn]: . lie founders 

rian church in New York. aim 'lenco 

d about a year after .Mr. Weaver. The lot, especially men- 
tioned in the will, waa not sold, but tiro small wooden house* were built 

Tin* willow, Anne Weaver, survived her husband some ten years. By 
fc-r will i>i Murdi 7, 17 ■' ied to 

kersii: . William Wearer, the house and lot which she 

occupied, "fronting on street known as Beekman-street." anther with 
Woth«-r Ii ttoingwtd friMiiiug on same street. Should he die be- 

- iid lot* were to go to her grand* 
•Might. igbter o. John Carpender of New York. To said 

{rand* -'l years of Jige, or upon her marriage, 600 I. New 

York ' ■■■ . to be raised fr. rsonal estate; should she die before 

ether t»>'i it. tin- MBOOOl mi to be pud to son William, to whom she gave 
her or. .«cia. To John, H I Thomas, bobs of the lata 

t currier, 10 1. currency apiece. All the household furniture and 

HtkJM of estate, real aud personal, to William and hi* heirs forever. 

Wi t nes s e s : Charles Jundine, Catherine 1»-. I bird, and James Kmott, attorney 
1 law. The executor was to render a just and true account aud inventory 
•ben lawfully requested. 

.v New Fork families the Ahum [can RoTolutiOQ appears to 

kite been a baptism of l! trbicb Luff it-like, with a 

|ilded ancestry, and a striug of traditions too pleasant to be disturbed aud 

Cfened up at the present day for Cril 

Thus. Samuel Weaver \\:n :i W.-i-ii gentlemau who had made a runaway 

Catch with the - Lord John Harvey {or 

Hem .1" Bristol. At thu very start this traditiou 

B«et» with a serious barrier, for .Mrs. Weaver's maiden name comes down 
ton* - while I ady Harvey, who died Sept. I. 1768. aged 

famous Moll] I. p I. ed '>r to the Priuoess of Wales, 

ud tin j. Geij. Claot Wedig Lepel, who bad baoo a l'age 

uce George of Denmark, and was naturalised by Act erf II. 
.1., y January .ion* |0 hi* marriage with .Mary 

Brooke, a daughter aud co-heiress of John Brooke, Ksq., of Reudlesham, 
so. Suffolk. Corresponding, *oine years since, with Air. Sydenham II. A. 
Derrey.f iu charge of the family archives, nothing was found throwing light 
in ibe tuppo-i < etion; but among the published letters of Mr*. 

Howard, one of the bed-chamber women of the Princess of Wales, aud sub- 
•tqoently Countess of Suffolk, can be seen a letter of 1722, alluding to a 
nrallel case, if not to the ideutical one in question. It is from Airs. 
Howard's very intimate and chatty maiden friend, Miss Peggy Bradshaw, 
taring • tempo) it Gawswortb Hall, near Congleton, Cheshire, the 

tsndeoce i ! harles Mordaant, afterwards Lady Mohun. She re- 

marks, " I had so witty a letter from the Countess of Bristol '' (meaning 
Ibe mother lohfl Henrey), I -hall not think of answering it till I 

* get somebody to help me " ; aud continues, •* Miss Mordaunl it rory full 
basia e ss iu managing a wedding, which she has with great skill brought 

■ aerortW U'.i. XIV.. p. 309. 

t Ub.xrm..i>. 193. 

J Prmnan. Xo»wntier. 1774. 

I Vtm c.<auu of Marquis of Bristol, and son of Rev. Arthur C. Herny, Hector of 

52 The Weaver Family of N&w York City. [Jan 

to perfection, between the richest tanner of the place and her in&id. Th 
man was pricked to the heart at the first glance, yet, if I may any it. I thin 
I th'vcr saw anything young that hail lees to boost of; hut lnsauty is in the 
lover's eye. anil after this ami Mrs. Wentwurlb. nobody need despair; uu> 
our Mi-.- < Mordaunt) lias a chance still." 

Tradition gO«e on to state (hat letters pissed fn>ui time to time between 
the He: vcy family of Kuglaud and the Weavers of New York, and dial to 
the latter inducements were hill forth for their return to Uie old country 
that on tbfl marriage of William Weaver, ubout 1753, among ulber articles 
of household warn MlH out by Lady Harvey, was a good sized open 
metal pot. standing, with an iron bail, on three short bat This is cci 
fouud on toe inventory of William's estate, as prepared iu June, 1786, 
is still religiously preserved in the family a» a relic of pre-historic 
tbo 00 . above ali ■ as destroyed by William's 

the close of the war, and to the myths, which have since arisen, some 
descendants have added the infatuation of fortune hunting, quoting De 
Bernard*. .- "-lodes Register of Next of B oh mentions the fii 

names of James, John, Joseph, Mary and Samuel Weaver. 

As the early records of the Presbyterian Church of New York wei 
probably taken to Boston, and lost (and as the private entries are gom 
the old family bible), no dates iu connection with Samuel Weaver, his wif 
Anne, and their children, can be obtained. Children : 

L Samit.i.,* born about 1722. came to New York with Ids fi 
nan.. n the n>t <>r freemen Feb. I, iT4'_'-:'.. a* 8 

vtr, jr., currier. Accordim: to trl did not lot 

Id England and was certainly nol Uring 
March, I, will was drawn ap> To her 

SdmlOlsl i -v»i.-. I I Si pt. 1750 

JofcnCaxpeodar, hereon- In daw, and Edward Light (signed I«e« 

by March It, and Aroount of Administration by Sept. 14, next 
-ii John Qadbj tad J. Banana 

U. M i m la Mew York about John Carpender, but 

WDO WSJ .nlni'iin .1 (O l . 

- <>l George and Elizabeth I 

Disfranchised In 1763, he . o Brooklyn Inned 

to reside, and was a purveyor at one time for the continental army. 
His irlft Marry died before 1754 r Anno, men- 

tioned, as we have seen, In the will of her grandui" 

A Mil. .1 v . |f| I ■ ,; I; 

man did wif.-. Mrs. Sarah (Si m\ Ta^'cart. who dl 

April, iwih. B* the last two marriage- hs left several children. 
Ills will <■> 18 I proved 17 May, 1793, meottooi n •• loi ->f 

land wherein ere Intoned toe corpse of mj iate wife Catharine, 
of BJ daughter Ann : before the sole of which the said eoi 
b« Interna by Executors In mi rsar&fly veolJ la New rock if -a 
i otherwise in burial ground of the Church 

Geoige Carpender. father of John, came to New York from Loi 
Inland about 1718, and dying in 1781, his business as a btiU ! 
carried on by hte wli beta until her decesu 111771 

89.88. Mrs. Kli BBTm -tli Cl leaves 

s certain boost In Kew fork for life, to her daughter EHxabeth, 
Widow of tin; Sidney Ureese, leather dresser, who became a f 
man of the city. Oct. M, 1784, and who In 17M had a ; 
appointment from Gov. ]>c Lancy. as parser of H. M. ship Centaur, 

• bat*** of Admln'tn Lib. A. pt. II., p. 90; Admin*!* Bonds, Lib. A, 1742-63. with 
nal »i£iuuurw. 

TJie Weaver Family oflfete York City. 


for the purpose of victn; npardea of 

which bad been ordered to Virginia. Th 
alluded to had been bought bj Mr-. Carpcudcr from another - n in 
law. Cant, saitm.-i Bayard, .; prominent prlratecnman o Sew Fork 
■ merican Re er and Ra- 

chel Bayard, and grandson of I • tyard, the latter 

being a dau. of Mrs. Sarah K wan the a 

• i Hngardns. Capt. Bayard dying In 1784, ■ =ir ntr his 

iland disorderly '* son Peter with Sa leaving his < 

for life to bis widow Catharli i.iiid- 

iiiiui-nlecfs on children of Bund 

o of BhrewabtUT, N l . and of Sarah, wife of liri^. Gen. 

rem Malcolm. (>m hundred y irs ago, Vim Katy Bayard's 

parure was famous among nil her young I "Oiom 

a pn'p at • In her Jewel box was considered quite atreat. 

■■- Malcolm was a daughter of Dr. Richard Ayscough of 

! ny (?|, ad Hid Eliza* 

•ndcr. Dr. lyacough died M Maj 17; lie had 

D, .l:iu. <if ("apt.. 

ird LAngduii. afterward* wife of ThoiDM Uoore, merchant; 

i iu. Ann married the Boo. Joanna Sanda, and died In July, 

Dr. a. was a nephew of thi Bar. Fran niirh. 

I >. X > I, dean of Bristol, in Aug 170B; and whose son 

ivani, oamod for llu two royal prince" . *<'iii mil hi* ]><»- 

■ >i Guards la 171 ed H Oct. 177&. some six 

ta before, his con^in Thomas, the Sd Lord I.yttlet.m.: both the 

con*: aotedforthi and the peculiar death of 

which wac cldal, has given rise to a story 

Of hi- having been prctcniiitiinilly wan 

irn about m fork; the only surviving child, he 

is in those days 

lion, was 

■ guLsbcd on the i :ir 1754, as "gentleman." 

inarrird Jane Coaaart, born 19 Oct. 1788 (O. B.}, 

i the city, 10 Not Lew, 

-on of David Cos-art, mason, bapt. IS June, 1671, who in. 

11 Oct 1696, Bl mil was a son of Jacques Cossart, 

•Jew Nii in rl rads, lam I 16(52, a 

I Church," and settling al Itushwlck, 

with his wife Lydla Wllleras. David Coasart rumored In 

ing his city lot to his 
son-in-law John Flarpendlng. Jr.. r; his son Jorfai OX 

Dr. Ge-orite O— .art, mat 

.11. of New York. 7 

May. 1 :■».->. He was marrtcil In the Dutch Church li; Sept., to 

• and in order. It Is -aid. to secure some 

was heir/ Ity, a few years 

after marriage, on a ship which was r heard from. The 

wriu-r bai • "f William Weaver's marriage with MOM 

wo compartments, lined with 

itfened wll be outside a ilg-sag pattern of 

itly shaded "n the flap the totters " W. W." 

and the data "1788"; ' : a small card-case in similar 

lie, covered with black silk embroidered lioth 

evidently the work of his fiancee. Besides these, then- are 

•till preserved a half-dozen iIItci openwork bell-buttons, which 

were worn on ■• groom. 

itly paased sereuely and uneven' ful. and after the 

Brick Presbyterian Church ,al the head of Beekraan St., had »>een 

i r», for public worship on Xew Year's 

Wearer became a member of the congregation. When 

Baa Kola au 

1 TV Oentkcasa'f Magmine. ill. 1-7. mentionaf the death in March, 1788, of a Ham- 
[BKrcbant, named Coiaart, worth £.50,000. 

54 The Weaver Family of New York City. 

a law was passed forbidding tl 'inn of wooden 

in tbc city, bis name stands i foremost of the 

downs* who petitioned. May S. 1774. for Its suspension. 

I in > i Aug. 23. I77i.t the Liberty Roys and student* i 

•ia College, among whom was atexaadar Hamilton, belt 
engaged in rcuioTing cannon from the Batter?, were repeat 
11 ml upon by the guns from the Asia man-of-war ndepn 

I., inur in &• harbor. W. iv.-r. who hud been attracted to the pi 
by the noise, mi struck on the calf of one of his lags by 
and l i ly recovered from tin injur. 

moved to Woodbridgo township, in Middlesex r<>.. N. .1.. and he 
i r- m:i ladlecr* re while watching a n ig a buck 

saw. he was attack---! uin. eryatpelaa In blfl wound and died durii 
the fall of 1777; ho was burled In the Quaker ground at Spnnktoi 
now part of Rahway, bnt the record of interments prior to 1800 
lost. J 

The widow was appointed Administratrix, IS May, 1786, In N« 
fork i ii. a! &.dm., Ub. li- p. ITe), and an Inventory la both 

i ( A of Invfiit.. 1778 to Vt, p. Ml). After he 

-baud's death, Mrs. Weaver endeavored, with the aid of her ti 
chirr danehtersi to support henelf and family by taking in sei 
an effort in which she was ably saconded f'>r a white by her 
ton Samoal. Tba need son, wllilmn, was In In* » ity ostenall 
the purpose of ooUeol Bta and WiU'restadue the estate, ' 

what result, we gather from the following letter addressed to Gor. 
William Livingston of New Jersey. 

Elii* Town, U» August, 1780. 

\i the desire of the Widow Weaver, beg leave to trout 
Your Kxcellency with : . her helpless and rcdnc 

situation, without aasUtance can be afforded her soon. She wit 
lit okdHven must come ou the Town. Her hi d about twe 

•n ago ut Rahwuy whi ra thi i-.iuuiv hej D • the Kne 

Sot Possession of New York. HerOldeal Bon Whom was hereto 
ependeoos hero, died Ten dirji ood Son la In Si 

York, win petty la,— I think they told BH the H< 

R Bted For CVK) per annum,— bnt this second Son Is such a speE 

i . that out of Hub Benta he Booe l reBi ba does not remit 
one single farthing. 
What she now requests Is, that Your Excellency would be please 
..nit her a permit to go (0 Ww York with Liberty to r.iuru, to 
endeavor to proOBTC BOOM Kent of B<S Houjta for the »uj-j>nrt < 
hi t Mil ft family. 

Ilr DeOOBMd Husband was the only person that was woundc 
at the time the Asia tired on the City of N. Yk. and a family tl 
has alwa-ya acted the MmuUj pari In 1 1 » • - i r Coontryi cense, Y« 
Excellency* Complycin will be grcatfully acknowledged. 
I am 

Your Eieelk-iicys 

kCoflt Obdt. humble Servant 
John At>am.{ 

lUgfator BUnbath (Mrs. Greenwood) used to tell of 
baring bean rewarded on ona occasion, by the lady to whom she 

led. boom l - lit of a small box full of what si 

at first supposed powdered soger, i blot bad tb< n to take the pi 
;i turned out bo be eheetfl] feat, salt; 

art I id c then selling at three dollars a boabet, and whi.-h. before tL 
close of the war, rose to eight dollars. Aa the house they occnplt 

• Cuy Bfaaoal, 1S.W. 

t Alni.-n:i K-memUrancer, I. Ml. Gordon'* Am. Revolution, ii. IIS. Otint'i N.T. 
Oaateii. , |, 1776. 

t There Is another Quaker barying-ground not fnr distant, nt Wood bridge. 
i Fruui the S. L M. Hnrlow Colkctiun, N-;w York. See Bote U. 

.] The Weaver Family of New York < 


was locate in .i dUtrict liable to be 0VW1IUI by Itu trOOpS from 
cither using anecdotes have I tqtuntvlaf* 

tatlons; Indeed, both American aiul English officers were at times 

• the MUM riini unknown to each oth i . 
: i the declaration of peace the fan I I 
the real estate was sold uf j cans, and the proceeds divided 

equally between Uh- -who, her two 

having taki intinaed to 

five with her daughters Ann, Jane and Catharine, until ln-r .h-ath, 
which took place Sept. I, 1817. when in her Mth \v:ir. S« re- 
mains were laiil in a vault nt the N. W. oontfll of i , it, b. if round. 
corner of Beekman ■ but. removed, " In n the Brick 

Church w :i i'WU 111 1856, to the Greenwood Vuult* in the 

metery, H. T. 

William' Wr.Avi P), by wife Jane, had oh. : 

L Samlet.' b. Aug. 30, bapt. Sept. 8, 1754; studied Ut* under John 

■ ved to Ilahway with in: war. 

and opened a small store for sale of tea rad prorlaions. 

Died about Aug. 4, 1740, aud was buried beside his father. As 

-t son of his father, who had died Intestate, he Inherited the 

■ of real estate on l'carl St. and Beel ma Bt., but he 

with hi* mother, Dec. 1, 1777 binding himself , 

In th' t'0,000 proclamai; n DU>De7 of rTeti Jersey, h 

Tote the net Income of said property to the support of his mother, 

and sisters, until the youngest should come of age (1, >■.. 

In May, I' if, with consent of his mother ;» sale of the 

real estate should take place at any time, the : 

anally divided among ill MmseU Included, 

don Jane Weaver was appointed Id STew fork, 81 aug. 17S4. »■. 
Admtx. on the estate of her late son, Samuel W> : for- 

merly of Ken Vurk il.ii>. II. p, 178), and d the 

abort the Sec. of State's office, Albaoj (Deeds XXL 

But as. by Acts of Legislature, .July 12, 1781, and Feb. 23, 
. all estates tail were abolished, kc, tin. Weaver, a» we have 
bef<<: l 'nt oat Let. ol Adm. on of her inte 

And, William Weaver, gent. Maj 18, 178G (Lib. II. 47, r >). 

Ii. Wolux,' b. N"v. 17. bapt, Dec 5, 1756; when the family u-ft the 
■lualned behind to look after the property Wil- 

liam ' i^ned the i ' ddress to Adm. and Gi D I 

Howi on the occasion of their sncceasfol occupation 

of the city. He had a pass to visit bis fei Bahway, and his 

marriage Been*- led 2 

in I7sk. be was tit ii, ira st Bound B 

'-. V., but ' 'I K'.m.i in the County and Terri- 

N. W. of the river Ohio, afterward* called Hamilton Terrl- 

remove further west, he, on .l:»u. •_•;, ihox). ap- 

1 ■* his broti Weaver, oft lac ashls ittorneyf 

of certain Interests in Ren Fork, and during the folio w- 

r his share of the property, eoraex 

an and < iieeordaof the rrobati Court of 

Hamilton Co., Ohio (Cincinnati), show tb : wasadmlnls- 

I upon. 27 I, by bis brother Henry Weaver. He left 

no children. 

HI. AJO»,» b- Jan. 1». hopt, March 1. 1769; married* Capt. Nathaniel Lco- 

nard, '.'••! Dayton's Keg'l N I le. lb- w«s commissioned 

Ens | red through the war. aud was discharged 

at Its close, Nor. 8. 1783, and lived for some years at Kahway. 

I remain* of Mr. and Mrs. Jolin Greenwood, and Mr*. C;iiti. 8. Gamftge. were re- 
i tb* aaasc vault ; iho*e or Dr. John Gamage to Cypress Hills Cera., N. J. 
f. 1 498. 

larches of Han way or Woodbndge, covering tho period of 
, are preserved. 


The Weaver Family of Nexo York City. 


Subsequently 1m- abandoned his wife, was suspended from 

'•Jl, and died, according to ! 
tombstone au Metucbeu, N. J.. May 7. 1808. a. 50. With i 
impaired through tbc conduct of be r husband, Mrs. Leonard 
tinned to reside in New York until her decease in Sept- 1831, a>. 
8. ir. HrxitT. b. April 16, bapt. May 3. 

r. Ei.i/AiiKTii. I>. UaiCD B, 1764 j married March 2S (blhle record. Mi 
17), 1788, by D Rosen, D. D lo Dr. i ood (3 

son of Isaac G. of Boston , h. i; Mai , 1760, U. I 
died 13 Jan. 1881, leaving children: (1)/' (S)C7*ri 

Jatrn WOl er, w. of Dan. 

after of Thomas Whnlk-y Laogdoa of S- Y. (formerly of Boston) 

vl. Joii>\ h. Sept. 16, bapt. Sept. IS, 1766; died young. 

vll. Gkokgk. b. July 24, bapt. Aug. l, 1718; died yonog. 

vlll. Jank. b. .Inly 88, bapt. Aug. IS. 1769; was for many years a memt 
of the family of her nephew i . nwood, of New York. 

died 87 83, Wish her, family legend was w« 

preserved, aud her memory of past events was, to the hut, 

ix. Mary, b. April 15 (church record Apr. 27). bapt. May 17 11 
4 Mnv, 1793 iPreeb. Cb., N. Y.j, John W. Mo. 

r. He was a sou of Copt. Win. Moore whom. (Dutch ch- 
BJ Dm. IT80, Mary Bogart, and lived al .'.•-ekmani 

in a house . 1798 to hi.-. - 

moved : q lure he died, his will being dated 

L7M hi. left children, John W.\ Louis; mid Leah, wife of Jc 
Btonc of Montreal . the second son, Judge Louis Mo.,r<- of iiackc 

nack. N ,1.. in. a .lull, t-r 1'rii . -.' the ..hi 

Theatre. John W. ' , lu the ceutury, 

at the receptions of the lint Consul. his wife was known as ' 
Bel ],, i hiinuitnre. taken at this period, wa> 

possession of her uiece, Mary Moore of Hackensack. Returning I 
the eity, Mr. Moore lived for a time on Boatman St., with a I 
try-seat at New Brun»\v'n-k. N. J., and afterwards at Qreomrk 

Village, in llnr •aburbl "f N. V. At Hi.- tlSM Of Mr-. Mm.r 

death. In August. 1*34. their residence wa» on Uroadway. n< 
Sprintr Btr of his wife and all his children, who I 

died in youth, having made him somewhat misanthropical, he 
Hudson Street, near Vestry St., and remained i 
in January. 1846, I lej were both bur. 
dree nwood Vault, M.iri qr, v V. 

X. CaTBaMKB Srsom, b. May 8. 1777; in. at Harlem. N. V.. Jm. 

IHir.. Dr. John damage, wm of Win. Damage. Jr., Of Cambridjl 
Mass. (whose widow Abigail d. 81 Deo, L803, Boaar! 

Watertown). Dr. (.. had be d long a realdeol of New York, ■ 
In 17 in. hfj tliM xslfe "Elljtabeth aah, v, ho died In 

1816. aged 46. Mrs. Cath. S. GoBUHD . II, I -16. to. 

and her huabaud bflfoze tin middle Df Di lobar following, ag- 

3. Ilr.Mtr* Wkavek ( Willi,*,,,? SmnitrP), h. Apr. lo, bapt, May 8, 17« 

(Brick Presb. Ch.) ; is said to have, »-m i,> privateering at 

during the war, tuid to li ited from confinement in 

Old Mill Prison, England, at the ratification of peace in Jan. 17< 
The war certainly- left him mlfiOl leWll lingers, but stories aa 
their loss vary. 

Ho married, about 1787, Hannah Meeker, who soon separat 
from him aud returned to her family. In a legal document of 17{ 
be is styled "Henry Weaver of New York, gentleman." Fortuii 
soon niter, an attachment for a young lad* •• 

■ urnmcr, he consulted, so the story goes, her father, thou 

The Weuvtr Family of New York City. 



rotting the fair one's name, as to what he ought to do under the 
■nd was adviced to take her and be off. He accor- 
\ rli»|Mcl with >li>s Susan B Crane, the marriage ceremony 
jkmg place May I, 1790, and the couple leaving forthwith for the 
West. Mi*» Crane, b> Dee. IS, 1774, was a dau. of Judge Joseph 
iMM of Kiizabethmwn. N- -1 , 1 • v hin first wife Susanna Boss. VoA 
vh a 000 be late Com. Win. Montgomery Crane, U- h>. N . 

>i. lohabod 1! Crane, I 8. A., and Judge Joseph II. Crane of 

< ihn. * 
Weaver settled at Columbia, N. W. Territory, alwut six mile* 
intra Cincinnati, which at the time was known as Fort Washington, 
with 'tan small frame-houses around if. Here ) .. 

cu farming and surveying, was out* "I tin- fetJ WOO, ill 1792, helped 
e*lahli*h Tucker's Station, midway betweeu Cincinnati iod Fort 
Hamilton, and in 1~'.<4, undi rritorial administration, he re* 

M- Clair an appointment as Justice of the Fence 
G«>». Wayne having, in ! 7'J.i. conoloded ft treat) with the Indiaus, 
Weaver »oou after removed to a tract ol laud near Middlutotvu, iu 
rbat i« DON Botlei Co., and about 1801 purchased laud 00 Klk 

n ) townslii|i, where- he resided until hi* death. His 

address ill 1800 w.i iltOO T.-mtory. N. W. of the 

five years later he was appointed an Associate Judge 
the ' "nit of Common Pleas for Butler Co., in which capacity he 
iguatioo, July 20, 1829, thua completing ■ judi- 
cial career of almost thirty-live year*. He died Au-j. 17, J82H. ie. 
69, and was huried iu the Baptist Unirch Ground, Trenton, Butler 
Mrs. Weaver's death occurred Jau. 22, 1851, aged 76. 
Children : 

t. Ri_; 1788; m. circ. 1807. Daniel Kcyt. and dying 24 March, 

o *. 22. was buried in ground of 1st Presb. Chti .ibrtb, 

N. J Ifj lenter "T N. v.. subsequently r< i 

Hamilton. Ohio. m. Eleanor Duffleld, and died about IMS. His 
widow was afterwards wife of Uohcrt Jones, tanner and carrier, 
o-moved to ludiflna State. Hv the first marriage Mr Keyl had 
tvo elder ones lived for some years with their 
UH Weaver. 

4 w&i living in Texas prior to the Civil War. and, joining 
ar. Reg't, waa prisoner In spring of ist>4, 
in Fort Delaware. Del. 

eat, 1858. 

to. iii Hamilton, I I 
LIj March 22 Bed the Middletowu Mills, Ohio, 

and died unmarried Dec, i B. 84. 

18 Jacob Hands i who was living 

In 1838 as a grocer at Wlncb« i • Co., 0. 

)v. Wii.iiam, b. r'J5. 

t. Jv ttoh t E. DnfflcM. who was living, 1832. 

at Trenton. (.»., ami in 1838 at Hamilton, 0., where he kept a coffee- 

n. s is. iMoo. 

rti. Joiix-GBaasw.MH>. b I 01; m. Lucy Bowman of Middletown, 

• nd waa living, 1*32. at Dayton, aud iu 18G4 at Cincinnati. 
rilL Aiiuuam, b. Jan. i>. in04. 

tx Sawi i i ••., 1806; m. Ruth McNeal. and removed in 1834 into 

i id. 

• UtulVt - Btaiat of Passaic Valley." 
i . XLT1I. 6 


The Weaver Family of New York City. 


z. Maiiv, b. March S, 1809; m. Junes Balrd, and had one dan. Jane, who 

in. 1st. Van Riper, and 2d, Feb. 15, 1842. David Quinn. law- 

if Conner-', ill.-, Ind. 
si. ■' Jirtj -'". <L Uu 

Mi. Ei.i/ \-Gu; i • i-!': Drad with her sister Hn. 

Heir Iddtetown, <>.. In 1888, unmarried, 

riii. Si aaV, b. April '.. lni:>; .i. April, 181T. 

. Oct I •' i" k. 8. 1818, 
xv. laaaC-CLABX-OBOOfWOOD, b. Nov. 26, 1820; ni. July 30. 1813, Amy 
Low. b. April 17. 1824. «1. May 12. 1845. leaving Mar> .Ian-, 

14. Mr m. M, -irked 

tho home-farm In Butler <-<.,'>. nnul the death of bis moth 
1851 ; he then moved westward, and. In 1861, was at Acasto, Clark 
Co., -Mu. 

4. William' H (Henry,* HWiam? SamutJ 1 ). b. Doc. 20. 1795; 

Cruet, 1819, in 3d Rcg't, 3d Brig., 1st Div. of Ohio Slat* Mi 
studied law and was Justice of Peace for some years (after 1834) 
at Miltonrille. Butler Co.. O. ; m. Dec. 19, 1822, Elizabeth Clark, 
b. Aug. 10, 1803, dau. of John and Sarah (Hatfield) Clark of N. J., 
living 1866 at Trenton, O. Children : 

I. .. 1823; d. July 3, 1825. 

li. SUBAH-C., b. Aug. 11, 1625; m. 1st, Oct. 31. 1641, John Di-ats. who d. 
March 82, 1844, tearing William //.,« h. May. 1S42. and Har, 
May. 1844. She m. aacoodlj Bfoi 80, 1861, Bobect Martin of ML 
Pleasant, Hamilton Co., O., and ha«l several children. 

Ill FntDOTAZtD-Y., t>. duly 12, 1-27; in. Aug. 18, L849,; live 
iltouvdlc. u. ; had several dans, and a ion CKarkt A.,* b. Dec 
7, 1850. 

lv. (mm: lulv 10, 1829. 

v. Hr.NitT-1... b. Dec. 12 

Vi. M«KV-C . I- . : I 

b. Oct. 81, ; 
rill. John-C, b. Dee. 9, 1888. 

ix. Samikl. b. April 20, 1841. 

x Xx-vcv-J., b. Sept. 88, 1843; d. March 11. 1844. 

xl. Sakaii-E., h. March 2. 1848. 

xil. Geome-C, b. Nor. 18, 1840. 

5. Abkaham 4 Wravkii {Henry* William* Samuel 1 ), b. Jan. 9, 1804; 
living 1832 at Dayton, 0.; settled 1833 iu Michigan T.-r. ; 
the treaty of March 1, 1843, he removed tu the new purchase in 
Iowa, and located some 320 acres of land, half prairie half timber. 
His farm, in 1858, was about 40 mile* from the B ii, an 

within 10 miles of steam navigation on the Des Moines Hirer. 
About 1843, while living at BtogfBfiald, Davis Co., Iowa, being in- 
capacitated for mOrC arduous labor by reason of caries in one arm, be 
accepted the position Of Clerk of the District Court; an office whic 
in Id for MMB4 years. In 1853, he was in partnership, as a mer 
chant, with BotOt B. Horn, who bad in. liis 3d dau. Margaret, an.; 
ill later he was living at Atchison, Kansas Tor. By 

wife SMM Iml.n, of I ml lystown, JVlou. Co., N. J., he had six 
and six dfttlghtAre, Mi* eldest son | 

1. 1 b. In Dayton, 0., 12 June, 1883; made his first venture, 
the spring of 1H53, over the plains to California with a drove i 
cattle, In company with nil brother-in-law Dr. Phelpfl. merchant 
with whom he bad been a clerk. The next year he grad- at lai 

I'hio Univ., Cincinnati. During the lust war ho 
from the rank of private to thntof brevet Brig. General. 

1893.] The Weaver Family of Xete York City. 


which he ha.« lield various public offices; was at one time editor of 

Iowa Tribune,'* published at Dcs Moines, and wav 
the Congress of 1879, &c. His name has been prominently before 
casthcGn bor candidal* for pn u 'luring 

th? past decade. 


T.UTxuy.TH* Hooclakdt, wife of Joris Cofliart, was bapt. in N. Y.. 20 
Nov. I -ghter of Johannes' Hooglandt, by his second wife 

Jasueke Andres, wid.of Jan PietSlot (orSlnat ). of Bergen end New York, 
born 1663. the son of I'ieter .Innaon Slot and grandson of .Ian Pietersen 
Slot from Hobtein, who settled first in Haerlem. N. Y.. and after in Ber- 
gen, N. J. Johannea Hooglandt was a merchant of New York, like his 
younger brother Adrian, hut removed subsequently !■• 1 -land, and 

lived to a _ g 7'> in 1711. when bia i-Ideat son of the same 

name. bal marriage, was still called "junior." Jo! father, 

Direk Cornel issen* Hooglandt. died on Staten Island early in 17<'">. 
having married Lyabet, dan. of Joris Jan sen Rapeljn; he was the son of 
Hooglandt, the first ferry-master to Long Island, who 
was in the New Netherlands as early as 1638, being then 88 years of age. 
Cornelia was probably from a small place in the province of Zealand, just 
west of Middelborch, on the Island of Wah-hern. railed Hngel.-mde; liis wife 
Aeltje Aliens was a widow of Jacob Direkaen Y . had left 

due him which Hooglandt endi.ivon il t<i oolleel at Middelborcb, in 1639, 
through an Da Luycas of Amsterdam. The writer has 

in bis possession an antique brass box, with embossed scriptural subjects on 
lid of whu^h, scratched in the well-Koown hand-writ' 
in* of his grand-father. Dr. John Greenwood, in 1814, is a statement that 
"Tbis box was brought to this country by one of the first settlers from 
Holland by the name of Ilogeland. and was given to me by one of the de- 
scendant*, my wife. It was her grand-mother's father's " (meaning Johan- 
nes Hooglandt, father of Mrs. Elizabeth Cossart). "She (i. .»., 1 h.- gmBQ% 
Bother, Mr*. Cossart) died 22 years past, very old." Since she was born 
in 1706, as we have seen, she would have been aged about 86 years at the 
time of her death in 1792. Her Bpinning^wbeel, ingeniously converted 
into a foot-drill by Dr. Greenwood, is still preserved; and the brass box, 
which was attached to it, served to hold the steel drills. 

Tradition enumerates among the various kinspeople of Mrs. Elisabeth 

i Hooglat.dt) Cossart. the families of Janeway, llogewool rs and 

kOnwenhoven. We find, on investigation, that li ei ;landt, 

bapt. 8 Aug. 1708, married 2G June, li b Jam way,* whose well- 

known son George died at his residence on Chatham St., N. Y.. 2 Sept. 1 826, 
Bged 84; that her voungest brother Adrian Hooglandt, bapt. 31 Oct. 1716, 
a carpenter of N. Y., removed about 1710. with his second wife Catharine 
Ilogewout, to Bridgcwater township, Somerset Co., N. J., and there died in 

Jaeot* JaoewnT d. fn Somerset Co., N. J.. 1746. ttetl ahntit 11 ; 

1 Jiinewuv, w 

win- died some 

8 iter. 'Hewasilie «nlv i'lnl.1 ni" Wllllura Janeway, purser of II. M. Hrlicata 

hasonil. C*pt. John Evans, which readied New York In Ki. 1693. In May, 1695, bo 
tMalneO thr dinaii," Pnvorwl by <■ 

>r mrt fighting piinip,), Cape. Kvun* obtained extensive grant* of Inml without 
In Orange C laneway wa» his attorney ami 

BO, the rich widow of Hunrii 

dsa-oiT'ti fit WMaWioag the ssxlitM vestrymen of Ti ■■ -ti. and with 

his will wan recorded t Nov. 1709. 


Certificates of Head Rights, Va. 


the full of 1782; there alto resided hit brother-in-law, John Hogewout, 
formerly a wheelwright of N. Y.. who had married Mrs. Cosaeri'« 
Elizabeth llooglandt, bapt. 'J \ a daughter of Joria II- of 6 

Island. Another OOOlfai, Elisabeth LeffBrU, l>. 1 724 (dan. of Ab. Leffi 
iii'-n-liafit of N. Y.. by wife Sarah Boos! mdt), m, in 1743, Peter 
sadler of N. Y.. and Mrs. Clopper's cousin Antje Lefferta, (dan. nf Peter 
L.), m. iu 1748, Gerrit Kouwenhoven of Flatlauda, L. I.J 


Gen. Washington, § towards the close of 1778, speak* reprebenaively 
the fr»-e ami opt B with New York which, ou his arrival at 
Elisabeth Town, the 1st of Dec hu found prevailing, and orders were gir« 
to Gen. Maxwell, at the bend of the Jersey Brigade, in the neighborhood, 
to suffer no person to pass unless p should be previously obtain* _ 

ngstou and Keed, suggesting the tirst of every DODth for tb« 
purpose. Qot. Livingston, in ■ reply of Dee. "Jlst. says: "Of all the 
wlin have applied to me for recommendation to the commanding officer 
Eliz. Town bo go to Staten Island or New York, not above one in twentj 
appeared entitled to that indulgence, and many of them were as venemouj 
I'm it:* as any iu this country. It is either from a vain curiosity (extretnelj 
pr.iliiminent in won ,■■>{ with tliu pretence of securing their debt 
or effects, in video tliey seldom if ever nooead, or for the sake of buying 
I nd it inkcts (for which they would as soon forfeit a second Paradise, as Eve 
i- first, for the for hidden fruit), thus they are perpetually prompted 
unbtei The men are still more seriously mu- 
nis, and go with commercial motives. |] and to secure capital quantities 
of British merchandise." 


Bv J. Hbsjht Lea. F.«j„ Ccdarhnrst, Falrharcn, Mass. 

The Court Records of Lower Norfolk County, from which the. 
following extract* ure taken, arc among the moat ancient of the kini 
extant in this country, dating from May, 1637, and continuing it 
almost unbroken sequence to our OWB time. 

As is well known it was the custom from an early period in the 
history of the Old Dominion to grant fifty acres of laud for everj 

• Abr. LeflMa, a merchant of N. Y., b. In Flatiiosh, I Sept. 1692, wn* n son nf Led 
PiQtvrsi! from Ilongliwoni, N. HoUS 

t Pclcr Clopper, bnpt. 21 Feb. 1718, a Bon of Cornells and Catherine (lirevonrnct) Ck_ 
per, mndsoa of JohanaM Gtopptf by M wife Margnretu Bagta, and £t.-gnind*>n of Cor 
n»li» Janwen Cloi'pM, imiii Ri'rgsn op Zoom, who in. In N' -'8 Oct. Iflj" 

HrnJtJ* Pletera. Cornell* died towards eloae of 1093, and Ink widow, In 8opt. 1097, o*aan 
the acrond wife Of Boort OlphcrUcn. 

J Much more of Inieriit n* to ilii* branch of the Hooglamit family can be foand in the 

ly published Hoogland Genealogy, pp. 17-50. though the account has numerous 


i Hcadqnarters that winter were at Mlddlcbroolt (Bound Brook). Som. Co , N. J. 

II In the parlance of the day, they carried on " London trading." 


Certificate* of Head Rights, Va. 


person who was imported into the Colony, without regard to age, 
sex, or condition of life. The person entitled to this benefit made 
oath in his county court to the facts of the case, and a certificiu 
lined to him, on presentation of which to the authorities at .James- 
town a patent was granted for whatever amount of land it showed 
to be due to him. 

These records of patents are now preferred in unbroken series at 
the Land Office at Richmond, and a few years ago an attempt was 
made to p icts of them ( Iticfonond Critic, 6 January, 1689, 

ei teq.), but, most unfortunately, the periodica] came to an abrupt 
tod in 1890, and 9 of the earliest of them were published, 

covering the period from 1023 to 1636 inclusive. It is greatly to 
be hoped that the task will be taken up again and carried out to 
completion as at first designed. 

The time at the writer"? disposal being limited, he has only covered 
in his extracts the period from .May, 1687, to May, 1666 ; hot sub- 
sequent to the latter date many entries of great interest might be 
found. ( ' uiipariaon of these certificates with the patents paoaahed 
in the Critic is most interesting, as it will be seen that they largely 
Ooatratc each other. 

Many abuses of the privileges granted of course occurred, and 'J 
December, 1712, a proclamation was issued by Gov. Spotswood, 
ordering all certificates to be examined and re-affirmed. The fol- 
ig entry will serve as a fair example of the methods to be cora- 

batted:— "Certificate granted to for 200 acres of 

land for his own importation Into the Colony four times." 

Beside these land certificates the court books coutain a vast amouut 
of information which it* of ihc more value as there are practically no 

her reoords extant. Wills, deeds, depositions, and occasionally 
of marriage, alternate in the dockets with actions for debt and 
criminal procedures, the whole throwing a flood of light on the early 
history of" the county which is well worth exploitation by some local 
historian who has the leisure to devote to the work. 

The few extracts which follow the list of certificates will give some 
idea of the scope and value of these entries ; they have been selected 
mainly with a view to illustrate the origin and early English con- 
nection of the emigrants. 

To the Clerk of the Court and his courteous assistants the writer 
must express his m d thanks for uniform kindness and facil- 

ities shown for thorough examination of the records in their charge. 
He would also express bis obligation to Mr. Virgiuiuo Newton of 
Richmond. Va.. in whose behalf this search was undertaken, for 
kind permission to use these notes. 

At a Conrt liolden 21 Nov. 1638 Thomas Melton (I)* was granted one 
Csrtimcate for the transportation of foure persons — videlix: himself in the 
iqpewell 1632, Anne VYidliiigson iu the safuty 1635. Gawin Lancaster (2) 
is tke Transport 1635, Edward Cooper in the Blessing 1637. 

■ 9m note* •* tb* cod of the artlclt- 
VOL. XLVii. 6 # 


Certificates of Head Rights, Va. 


17 Julie 1639. — William Lay ton hath made it apeare to this Court 
he hath lands do© to him for the transportation of the psonnes wl 
names are specified — A. George Earle in the Amiricaij 1637, Chri 

stoape (3) in the saftie 1633, George Wade (4) in the priinrosse 1636, 
John Moore in the Blessing 1637. William Laytc 

iUiuno in the hope 
1627 (5). 

3 Aug. 1640. — Appears by outh of ffraneis Laud (6) that m* xnofer 
Burroughs (7) hath Transport. 'I ilino seruauti into this Collony whose 
name* are nMNOBdtt HMHHBHHMMfr Jonathan Exfecketcr, James Caulder, 

Thomas Ball (s). 

2 Nov. 1640. — Thomas Juey (Ivey) hath maid appear© to this Court that 
he hath Transported into \\\e. Collony three personnes: himself© & his Wife 
• • Rebecca 1637, Willm Browne in the Blessing© 1637. Witness© 
John Sihsey (9). 

15 Star, 1640- — Thomas Browne hath maid appere to this Court y' he© 
hath do* t<> tun 450 Acceres of Land for Transportation of 9 persons into 
this Collony srbOM ntlDM are as followelh:— Jt. Tho: Hall (8), Eli*: 
Baker, Tho: Blewett, Anne Murley, James Jounes, Gwino Merreydeth, 
Tho: Ainln-wfs. Will: Ilichkock, Tho: Browne. 

/', .-,,■ ._\i i,, .,, M Jt appeareth to this Court by oath of Robt: Hayes That 
•John Lanckfeild (10) Deceased hath Transported into this Collony Two 
persons whosse names are as followeth and three Children borne in the 
Collony whose names are as (Followeth L. 
John Totnsoii 

John Start 


flnin : Lanckfeild 
Sarah Lanckfeild 
Eliz Lauckleild 

Ibid. — Rohert Hayes hath maid appeare &c that he hath Transported 
into this Collony two personnes for whom he hath as yett not taken rp 
amy land for whose names are as followeth. L. Humphrey Caste) 1, Ntcho: 

15 Mar. 1640— William Dauiea (11) by oath of Willm Shipp(lS) had 
Transported to this Collony one Willm Couldriell & hath not taken land rp 
for him. 

12 Aprill 1641.— These are to Certifie that Simond Hancock (13) hath 
maid appear to this Court that he hath due to him 50 accers of laud by the 
Transportation of Abraham Thomas in to this Collony in the Allexander in 
Ann" l)n 1637. 

6 Sept. 1641. — CapL [John) Sibley bath made appear to this Court that 
he hath Transported into this Collony Thesse fowra psons whose uainet 
are been; incerted: — Anthony aportugall iu Anno 1636 Transported in the 
Georg, John ffarrur in the ffrauces 1639, Jeanne Batlerfeld iu the Rebecca 
John Craffett in the Alexander 1037. 
lbid.—W Hoskins (14) hath Trans. Ac John Goodder in the All« 
ander 1637. 

Ibid. — Si' Thomas Causson hath maid appear &c that he bath 
into this Collony tho psons whose names are as followeth — 

Jmp n himselfe Robert Briuincll Margaret Ralfe 

Jobn More George Harrod Tho: Prichard 

Jeane Gilbert ffrau Simonds Richard Lea (15) 

John fford Henry Gridnell ClemThebould (II 

Rich : Ilortoo John Morris Edw : Liuch 


Certijicatet of Head Rights, Va. 


26 May 1642. — W John Watkins &c hath due to him fowro-hundred 
Acres of Land for ye Transportation of these persons whose names are 
ha are voder written— Jesper MantrUad, Edward Deane, Marmnduk* 
ranton, Edward Trovell, Richard King, Elizabeth Silrester, Nathaniel 
Doochaeter. William Johnson. 

Hid, — James Warner (17) hatb due 250 acreR for Trans, of theise psons 
vbose names are here under written — Humphrey Belt, Darmer ffashallon, 
John Hamon. Christopher Pettyfur,\ Stephen Block. 

5 July 1642.— John Bolmea hath duo 250 acres for Trans, of Tho: 
Gdton. Mary Smyth. John Smyth, Edwi Homes. Nicholas Browne. 

Ibid ' Homer hatb due ISO acres for Trans. <Jcc of Geo: Horner, 

HeJIener Homer, AJwe Horner. 

Ibid. — Will Crcooh hath due 150 Acres for Trans. &c in ye Sliipp Cald 

J* ffrsocis in ffebr: last Anno 1641 — Will Crouch, Mary Crouch his wife, 
oho freeman his man. 
Ibid. — Lieut. ffrancas Mason (18) bath Made it appeare vnto this Court 
that there is due vnto him Twelve-hnndred and ffiftie Acres of Land for y* 
irtation of theise whose Names are here vnder written w ob Land is 

Alice Ganey 
Merra Millow 
John Johnson 
Nicholas Knowls 
Rkh: Martin 
Rich: Mauris 
John Shaw 

Mary Mason his wife 
Margerie Ganey 
Marke Layneera 
Marke Provoose 
James Rahhi*li 
John Middleton 
Wodhain Jack 
Edw: Wheeler 

& Anne his daughter 

Tho: Warier* 
Anthony Ribboono 
John Kingsbcrrie 
Elias Harris 
Alice Ginkius 
Henry Jackson 
John Aris 
Robert Hill 

15 Dmr. 1642. — Cornelius Lloyd (10) hath due three Thousand Acres 
tot Trans of Psoas whose names are vnderwritUjti — 1. Tho: Turner, 2. 

Chapman, 3. ascor Chayiupiou, 4. kler wiudett, 6. Mathew 

la, 7. Weston Brow, 8. Tho: Kvans, (marginal nvtt: 

— Assigned to Sidney, against ikett 8) 9. even Callow, 10. Tho: 

LasCcomea, 1 1. bt: Smyth wood, 12. Th Austine, 18. John Leigh 

Bob Sorrell, 15. John rroll, 16. Edw: orsev, 17. 

ix. Join. Stibba, 10. Tho: Parker, 20. Rich: Hooter, 21. 
too (21), 22. Phillipp Weston, 23. Wilt Lemon, 24. James 
Smyth. 25. John Marshall, 26. John Bulburv, 27. John Trent, 28. ffrau: 
Barber. 29. John Brooke, 30. Tho: Bonner, 31. M' Woolley, 32. John 
Hon, 33. Tho: Simsou, 34. Tho: Gover, 35. James Mil hi'. 36. Rich: 
Bitchcock, 37. Char: iHemine, 38. John Barnett. 39. Nich: Kent, 40. Geo: 
Smyth, 41. Math: Leui, 42. Rich: Downee, 13. Tho: Godbye. 44. John 

Bowles, 45. Tho: Lock, 46. Walter Meeree. 47. Richard ewllman, 48. 

AnoeS . 49. Mary Stout, 50. Rich: Betts, 51. Will : gott, 52. 

jobs Browne, 53. Elis: Hill, 54. ma: Sands, 55. Tho: Buckmasters, 56. 
I Br.uagne, 57. Rich: Day, 58. {blank) Piggutt, 59. Will Rends, 60. 

16 Jan. 1642. — John Ball hath due ffifty Acres of Land for bis owne 

April! 1643. — Capt Richard Persons bath 300 acres due for trans, of 
kaneelf & these servant* — John y' Negro his wife & Child, Basteano a 
Xegro, Christopher an Jndian, for his owne transport. 


Certificates of Head liights, Va. 


15 May 1648.— M' Oliver Vanheck (22a) hath dne 300 acre* for 
Train &c of 

Peter Vanln Oliver Vanheck Catherine Vanheck 

Will : Whissellwhite John Wase John Tarner 

17 July 1643. — L Lieut, {Fran: Mason hath due 200 acres for Trans <kc« 
Joyce Wyer, Tho: Ward, Robt: Peon & Oliaer Crafts. 

15 Au'<j. 1 645.— A Certificate of Land granted vnto IT Math: I 
on the beihulfe of Henry Sea well an Orphan t (soune & heire of Mrs. Seal 
deceased) for the trans, of these psons herevnder named & poed to 
Due vnto the sd Orphaot upon Oath (vizt.) (18). 

Thomas Williamson 
John Socket 

Oliver Smythes 
John Kd wards 
Thomas Smyth 
Simon Peters 

Margaret l'i»rter 
Elizabeth w lj0 d 

a Pryce 
John Harvey 

Richard Rartyrera 
William Johnson 
Alexander Owborne 


i I., iitopher Kivers 

Josias Hatledge 

Mary Rouge 

John Nor: wood 

Robert Page 

Roliert Turner 
15 Oct. 1645.— Certificate of 50 acres of Land to ffrancis Baker for 
own trans. Stc 

Ibid. — Certificate of 50 acres to Thomas My Its for transportation 
Phillip Weston. 

15 Apr. 10 46. — George Horner hath due to him 50 acres for trans, 
one man servant named Richard Gefferyes into this Collouy. 

16 Nov. 1646. — Certificate of 100 acres to John Clarke for trans. 
Anne Bradfeild <Ji Kli/ilctli Gelding into this Cottony. 

18 Nov. 1646. — Record of a Patent granted by Capt. John West, Esq,, 
Govenor & Capt. Gen. of Virginia, to Capt. William Tucker ( 24 ), Esq., 
& one of the Counsel 1 of State, for 200 acres on N. aide of Westernmost 
branch of Elizabeth River beginning at Aldington Creeke «lc, being due 
trans, of Cower p»ous whose names are in the Records meuconed mdoi 
Patent dated July 1635. 

15 Dec. 1646. — Certificate for 1050 acres to Deborah Glascock widdoi 
&c due for trans, of those P&ons into the Collouy here vnderuamed (vixt) 
Robert Glascock & Deborah Glascock 

these 7 are 
assigned ou r 
vnlo Richard 

Elizabeth Bray 
Robert Bird 
ffrancis Bright 
Tlioina* Shepard 

William Coleman 
John Rigg 
John \\ :lkinoou 
Matliew Read 

Arrive. Kil^.ir 

H . 1 1 1 y i • 

15 Feb. 1646.— Certficate granted to John Marshall (26) for 100 
&c for trans, of William Baxter & Elisabeth Colin 

27 Apr. 1647. — Cortf. of 100 acres granted to John Browne for trau&.< 
Patience Bowers & George Colvey. 

15 June 1647. — Grant of 300 acres to Thomas Sparrowe for 
& 5 psons whose names are in the Records. 

16 Aug. 1647.— Certf. granted lo Capt. ffrancis Yardley (27) for 11 
acres for trans, of Simon a Turke &, Joho a Negro. 

John Rrudwell 
John Ilebden 
William Burgee 
Joel pi Miiler 
Richard lh 

Robert Tindley 
D.lh.rah Creswell 
Etobtd Bowers 
Peter Riggleswortb 


Certificates of Head liightt, Va. 


N... .. 

Mid. — Certf. to John 91 acres dne on oath of Capt 

Sibley for trans, of Danycll Maly, Thomas Dnnlion. M. 

' Aug. 1647. — Cent ..f 25 i to Andrew Nidiulu for trans, of 

»v Elizabeth his wife & 3 children, vizt. Andrew, Elizabeth and 

Die. 1047. — CertH of 50 acres 10 Thomas Mylea for trans, of Sarah 

Ibid — Certf. of L'50 acres to Mr. Conn>lin* LLoyd for tran. of Thomas 
Wright. James Stringer, Thomas Garrett, Thomas God by it Thorns Kul- 

— Cert/, of 250 acres to Thomas Wright for trait*, o! ^oe. 

Bunion. William Starling. Robert Lengiey it rr»ula Baylie. 
Feb. 1647. — Certf. for 250 acre* to Richard staroell foi trait* of 
Guest, Elizabeth Malam. Edward Webb. John Till & John Hilton. 
15 June 1 648. — < V i! of 100 acres to Thomas Jay (Try) for trims, of 2 
[pnoas (vizt.) willliam Butler it Joane Butler. 

Mid — M' Tho: Lambard (•_".•) hath made appeare upon oath y' there is 
onto him for the trans, offoure persons (vi/t.) Tbo: Cook'. Vim Cheter, 
Ilea: CotM«ray & Susaun Hartley. Marginal not* — assigned to Ed: Hall, 

Ibid. — M r Thomas Lambard etc 500 acres for trans, of 12 psons (vizt.) 

• rls. James Roberts. Math: Holme*, Huldy Chase, Robert Lua- 

tiolson. John Taylor. Elizabeth Collins. Joseph Bow. Ellen Q il- 

Marrjinalnole — (> to Cartwright- 

Roberts & Jas. Roberta assigned to John Morton. 

5 July 1648. — Cspt- lley Ac 950 acre, for Iran*, of 19 

■•-) Elizabeth Garland, Mary Parr, Will: Smith, Thomas 

y. Witt: .1 Nicholas Niclayaon, Kannaball Spicer, Han 

Cornelia* Johns, Paul Reynera, Peter Lanall, Witt: Cooke, 

Stanley. Edward Abbott, Grace Aruoll, Aire Ellin, Ann Stagg, 
reils. Henry Selhy. 
Ibid — Robert Hayes hath due 50 acres for transportation of Elisor 

Ibid — (Francis Laud hath doe 850 acres for trans, of fliue pson* (vizt.) 
Driner, Jane Ruddelbrd, Edward Long, John Johnson Sc Aloe 

1 C48. — Symoti Hancock hnth due 2-30 acres for trims, of 5 

ng, Brigitt Elinis, Sytnoo Robinson. Juhu Cooper 


—Job Chandler hath duo 300 acrea for trans, of C psons. vizt Mary 

Robt Bayly, John Martial!, Mary Allen, Bady Croudell & Tbo: 

Capt. ffranei- hnth due 400 acres for trans, of 8 persona 

■'■eth fl'micka & size Negroes. 
Dee. ]r,48.— Witt Cole (30) hath due 50 acrea for trans, of one pson 
Sarah Melf. 
li Feb. 1 6 18. — Cant. John Sibley hath duo 350 acres for trans, of 
•co pious vta. John Peat*, Arthur Wataon, Tho: eherriffe, Andrew 
daoa. Jamea Miliaria, Mary Euaus & Bur bar ij Carter. 

Lemuel Mason (31) bath dew 100 ac" for trans, of 
Izl. — Margarett Clitherby, Dorothij wiuckford, Robt: 
. WaiJ-j. .Surah Walker, Margaret Crofuies, Tho: Reynolds 
Winter into this Collouij. 


Certificates of Head Rights, Va. 

Ibid. — Certf. for 100 acres granted to Tho: Adams for trans, of 

Ibid. — Wm : Gaiucs (32) hath due 200 acres for trans, of 4 peons I 
Alexander Ash, Alexander Rogers, James Scott it Sarah Mintorne. 

31 Oct. 1 Wi.— Tho : Tod hath due 50 acres for ye trans, of 

16 Mar. 1C49.— Certf. granted to Jn° Williams for 50 acres for 
Mary Wright p. and dew by m r Rich : Conquest (33) dt assigned over 
ye sd Williams. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Ju # Dier (84) for 100 acres ffor trans, of I 
Eldridgc & Ellen Hodge his wife. 

Ibid,— Certf. grauted vulo M r W" Moseleij (35) p. ami due bij ()ath_ 
fliuc hundred it ilifly acrci. fur ye trans, of himself & Susanna his \\ 
Hum & arthur his sunuus. Susan Robinson alias Cocker. Eliz: Wi 
lambi.'ii. l'Mw : i'oruuiau, llt'ii: lambert. Tost Williams & Tim: 
Jiitu yo Collonij. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Mr. Tho : Marsh for 50 acres for trans, of ! 

18 June 1650.— Certf. granted to W m Shipp «lt Sara his Wife fori 
acres for trans, of ffran : & Mathew shipp his 2 sonnea, Catbarin . 
shcrles, Margaret Taijl or, Derrea Jonson, Math : younge I 

scoiL Ann sleucnson, peeter paUsn, Rdward ('lahorne, Bartho: Hat 
Rich* Goode, Margarett haritigton & Nicolas Wijett. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Jn° St ration for 150 acres for trans of. 
ffrancklin, Margaret Heath & patfeBM tomelins. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Geo : Kempe for 100 acres for trans, of himself A 
Efatcbinaon bit 

Ibid.— Certf. to Wm : Watts for 100 acres for trans, of Henry Me 
Mary Rogers. 

15 Aug. 1680— Certf. granted to Thomas White (36) for 100 
tran9. of 2 servants vizt. John Biggs & George Goodman. 

Ibid, — Certf. granted to Thomas ( Geo. first written if interlined) Sai 
for 500 acres fur trans, of E leaven persons (tie) vizt. — himselfe, 
Sawyer, ffrands Sawyer, Robte rhtt, Margarett Yellow. Eli 
William Heath. Margaret Carter, John Boringe, Anne Sawyer, & 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Lewis ffarinall for 1 50 acres for trans, i 
persons, vizt. biaeelft SIU tbetfa tFarinall his wife & Edmund Ofu'kf 

15 Oct. 1 650 Certf. granted to .Inane Yates for 50 acres for 

one maide servant hlarv Syarlrieke. 

Ibid. — Certf. -iint-.l in llartholomewe Hoskins for 50 acre* for I 
of one man »crvnnt. Waller Denham. 

Ibid.—Cerlt. granted to Richard ffoater (37) for 250 acres for tr 
5 pson* vi/t. buaselfe, Donas Hosier his wife, Dorcas ffostor hi-. 
Richard Street.: A Henery William* 

15 2Rw. 1 680. ( tied to ffraneb Land f..r 200 acres, for tr 

4 Psons visl. Darby Browne, Thomas Wilknn, William SUsell & 


Ibid.— Certf. granted to Nicholas Seaborne for 100 acres assigned 
Richard Cooqnesl for trans, of two servants John Arrundle A 

Ilrid. — Ceitl. granted to Richard Wbitehurst for 350 acres for . 

— Argliill Mnrrowes, Thomas Sanderson. Wil' 

Castle, Bartholomewe Ward, Mawhewe Mathias & Anne Lovell. 


Certificates of Head Rights, \'i. 


rtf. granted to William Morton (38) for 150 acres assign 
Lambert genu, for two servant* (tic) Anne Pates, Samuel Roberto 


tj Melton^ aged 28, was a passenger from Graresead to Vii 
» I»»*ld. .' BoU*n'$ Litis, p. 123. 

UPm Walllngton, age<i ;;:.'. In Hi Transport 
[Uadoo. Kiimarx! Walker, Mr. ^ Jul] Boa**, p. 101. 

-•-ope. aged 24, In the Safety. John (iraunt. Mr., from London. x° 
MM !i-Ueu, 122. 

. aged 10, in the Primrose, Capten Dongbvts Mr. from Loo- 
aged 90, wa» a passenger In the 1 1 Thos. 

:oa to Barbadocs. 17 Feb. 

Itrakr'a Fonmi-rs 0/ X. K.. \< 100. 
John Flak«T of I.jnharon pariah in Co- "f Lower Sol irjr of Va., 

i sppoaranl of John Baker, late of i 

la 1 Dghud. late dec/d, Bella to nrancls 
-I., all cat. In Kng. In ad. neb. ot St. Martina 6 la Si 
y» p»b. af sd k in Benfeild towards Win 

all bills &c lat. i ol Elisabeth Baker, vrlddow, hbj 

Do oc ree M Mai I 
In tbo MurliT of J nhabiUnU of Va. in 1634-6 "in end *lx of 

«r** are planted bcare &c." at Burrows Hill near Jam nay be 


ippeara in ! > 10. 1640, at Nor. 

1 ») acres In Elizabeth 
i of Capl. ■ irooghgood ran Haven, 

i him '. Hnrronghs. SO 

later Ann : -. a. 60 f«ir a servant John Phillips, Id 16. 

theft I6&M. Dltd baton fcrlnj 

in the latter year had rat. of iwt 
i tn Lvnliaren and was a JiiKticti of rriiir,'— Anne In 1700. 

te, 4 Oct. 1690. 
Three Thomas 1 1 alls appear in the emlgra 

i llaioe J< May, atio- 

ok Bromwell and Geo Pawsta, Mr., cue- 81 
another aged 21 in the Constance, Clement t aaplou, Mr.. 14* I 

Efocte*, pp. ra in. ] 

i Sibacy wa» liviug at Kliwibvth Cittli-. 16 feb., 162S, Intl.. Moated ol 

EoU> ". 166. 
identical with John Sipseyof Kii|iiotan. yeoman, who Inn I ; 

ill ■>! l'.li. 

an I G 7. Jttoat M vy, 1689. 

Patents In 1 635 for 1600 acres on i. Klvcr, and 1500 near an 

iko "Crayn, Point' now i >i the lmpor- 

of «0 M'rvauU. Patents No. i: 

Ibid -. date gone). 
. John LankfeiM I.nnkfcild /probahly hi* urtfel occur In the 

flatten, lO-ft. 

.'• :— 
na Laucki ter. 

red 24 In the Bona Nona 1621, 
■ Ji the Abigail 1631. 
Saiunruel Kcnncll aged 30 in the Abigail 1621. 

Protwtr w 10, being tlic On*L prohau- recorded 

| the L 'irt. 

Mr. WBUam 1 »ayuc» was app. one of the loners of Lower Nor- 

loose of Willi. on Bhlpp6Juty 1640, and fit 
■queal dates- lie appears later (28 Dec, 1654) as then iu occupation of a 


Certificates of Head Bights, Va. 


raa formerly Robert Glascock's and also a Patent of Land wl 
Glaso ' m before his death, rtfee not* to 2M»ert Gto* • 

18. Simon Hancock, planter, appears In rda ia early as 6 Feb. \i 

■ May. 1642, he had married the relict and administratrix of Gilt 
Gay m, 1624, Letters >•! an granted oo Ida 

to Ua » idow Sarah Haucockc. Lor sureties being Mr. Win: Ma— If 

14. Bartlnlmew Hopkins appears in Muster of 1623 as of Eliz. City. 
15 as Bartholmew Hoflkliw holds 100 acres lu same by Patent. 

Boa - 1, m. 

In the Va. Land office, Patent 47, we find this grant as to Bartholomew II< 
kin-, of Burk lloe. ancient planter. •• who camr 1<> this ei the 

i 9b i: i mi ■ Dab . 100 acres on Back River. Is-' He 

v the anii'itator In the Critic to have been born 1601. Burgess for Loi 
Norfolk lay and 1164 Wife DoTCM living 1661. Critic, 26 May. 188! 

scours as Bartholomew HoapUaa, planter, 6 Fel> the 


15. A Klchard Lee {prpouibly Loe) aged 82 yean, appear* as witness 1 
1641. as a .Juror 12 Jnnc 1647. When he llgni bj mark, and in 1655 as plaintiff*! 
suit with Thos. Uodby; be seems by entry ..f 18 Nor. 16W to have been i 
pentcr. A letter of John Temple to Mr. Bridge, recorded in Court 16 Jan. ! 

i'i. I mi Let N now bound up the Bay with DMe " he 
tabla at thl many claims ware Wed i" Court _ 

•hones Mullaklus of Lynliam lu will dated 16 Oct. 1668, names bis " 
In-law" Hlcliard Leo as under 18 years of age, and a Mary Lee, perhaps 1 
of MulliViiiV wife Hor.aiii.iiul by a* former marriage, and a liicbard who i 
11 Mav 1661 is no doubt the latter. These Richards are of coarse n< •■-. 
coni' i Clerk of the Council, Commissioner of 

Quarter Court and Sec. of State for Virginia, with whom the; bably 

in DO a*a* •- sated- KxaigTKJt, January. 

16. Perhaps this name should be Thcleball, a well known Hugonot FauuT 

. rea i • 

17. Whereas flcrdinando a negro sued Capt. Warner for hia freedom p'tend 
iDg hee was a Christian & had hadd seu'rall y. in. - in England & therefor 
to seruo noe longer than any oilier sern t- thai came oat of England accordli 

Custom ox the Country & olsoe p'doeed sen 1 
aone other language well the < ' < ■ 1 1 rt could not ondersta&d web bee alb 
in M-u'all Goaeroo*1 where be llucd a freeman 4 where h« 
borne win ureton the Court And noe cause wlierefore hec should he 

Judg him a slaue for his lifetime, n >vch Jndgmt the said negro hat 

Iral day of the DC Ct I V Jin. 15 Aug. 1667. 

18. Lieut. Francis Momui was one of the most prominent of the early 
of the < Scanty. Dt appears to I born nh.uit 1564 (i. are 
age in 1624) and. to have come to Virginia in the John and Francis in 161S 
probably bringing with bin" wife Mary and dau. Anne, us recited in the H« 
Right- Ti,,- in- -I wife probably (Bed between 16 I ;ipp 
in the Ltel Of Inhabitants] ma Of 23 Jan. 1624-5, wh« 
Bad liini with Wife Alice, aged 2'i. who had come out lu the Marvel I and 
In 1631 (/rotten, pp. 188.851). lie was Churchwarden G July 1640, High SI 
.'. Mar. 1846, hot bad resigned the office before 16 Apr. 1648. Hewsa one ol ' 
Commlaalonera of the Co. Coozt lt»" icemeni until 16 Los;. i( 
whan in- oame bi found fbi tha bait time and, 16 Nov. following Letters 
AilmitiiMrjitinii ted on his estate to his widow Alice and 
His son Prawns, by the first wife, seems to have died youngs a. Ar 
probabh died unmarried, but another dau.. El ecaiiie the wife of J« 

i ii. leball, ■ French Hugonot. The son Lemuel, ol n iiavc 

to say under bis own bead, was by the aecond wife. There are some dlscre[ 
:i iii, reoorda which canool be reconciled, i ■■ , he Is said to have been 
la 1684-0, but 10 Jan. 1687, he Leatlnee In Court that he ia 42 ye 
old. and another deposition is sited in 1641 in Which In- MS ls46i which I " 
. Critic, 12 July, I860). The dspOSlMOD Of JsTTIs Ml 
aged 26, is also given 10 Jan. 1637, who may have been a younger brother 
Fraiir heard of again. Borne connection with the linrt family 

indicated by the following letter, recorded In Court 15 May, 1643.-— 


Certificate* of Head Rights, Va. 


Costa (tamers Mason J pn> m Drew y Cow and Cslfc 

. not* makes M melon of. & what Is due to yon J will sec you satisfied, 
M* with my Love J i 

r Loving Cosen to his power 
Inh r ^ IMS. rncd) Tho:IIart. 

, Corr. v Patent No. 222, had 800 acres on Elizabeth Hirer and 

iii persons not nam. 
Kent of 1636 "of London. Merchant" (Critic, 25 Jan. 1S1>0). Burn shoot 
II*, aged 3s In deposition of 1 Sept. 1646. Was in Virginia baton 1640 1 llur- 
*t*s f, . n I.i. Col., 1663; then Col 

'4ir»», pp. 161 9, 199, 226, 882). He died before 10 Dec, 1664, 

•hen we fii r <m Elizabeth I.oyd of Elizabeth Kivcr. relict of 

Onro-lla* 2 Hart of New England, m'chunt. 

ncHBA* UllilrtTt Sllil Wll 1. His WldOW 

fled t> Power of Ally. is given by Thomas Evans of 

Clttyaf KBkcney in Inland to klnnmau John Bellgrauc of Kilkcny, gaol., to 
Collect all due* lid belong to my late sister Mr* Elizabeth 

between William 
lane* >>f Co. of Lower Norfolk, At; las Hart of BodeJll 

lew England. for an estate Izabetta Loyd, dec/d., of ('<>. afsd. & 

Nan* omas & Mary Bvaos of Icilkeny in Jrcland. by which all differ- 

doss a i lohn BelgTaue of Kingdom <>f Eng., Ally, for Thomas 

■J Mary Evan-, listed 2C July and r Iward 

Jayd. wu perhaps r.l i^L'). Barges* ol Lower 

o Maryland befoi .187). 

lectio u shown with Nicholas Han of Taunt a and Boston and afi 
Parwiek an In B. 1 la most Interesting. (Sue Savage II., 867, 

316.) Nicholas Hart's wife, according to Austin. 
- i-inct relationship with the Evans ami Lloyd* bj not 

A Jir» Lee appears In the Court Heeorda 15 Aug. 1660, when Attachment 
raagrmatrd to Edward Walker for 660 lbs. of tobacco against the 
Abraham Ronse in hands of said Lee. 

r. 1UG2, on the body oi William WUson who 

nadr rerboard from a veascll, and Mr. John o 

nt dearrd of «u"tjiiriori of having been concerned. 

« •' irt held LC May, 1648, John Ball was sentenced to receive 80 
far stealing a boat, lie was probably not connected with i:i bard Hall, 
ftnatr: Dt of 6 seres of land st Buck Koe in 1627. Patent No. 66. 

i i date gone). 
So. Kit low of Mr. Oliver Vanheck makes grant oi tin par- 

oaalr • io her son John Vanheck before her marriage 

->- s^waii ; Merchant, was a Borgeas for Bllxabeth City In 

1643, was of Lower Norfolk, hie died aboai 1644, and 
Ma eatate was had at an Orphan's Court held 26 Feb. una, as 
i lug the Estate of Hen : Sew ell deceased, by the 

! the Co* and Consent r. and Mr. i.< 

•lnt<T married with Ann I well .It was 

I ite of Mr. Mathew philllpps late deed to be reapon- 

t estate of sab I I 11 as it was left al the decease of Alec ye wife 

: by i Jndiffcrent 
■II & Mrs. \in: 
f -aid Mr. Mathew Phillips." The four arbitrators 
m M nbard. Jn° Holmes uud Tho : Juy. The sou Mao- 

ri inu ordered t.. be i ; iilland for his education in charge of Mr. 'I im i 

laus and seeming very drsimus to hatie 

Be seems to have beeu placed and of one 

IBBB Scapes. Merchant, of Vannonth in England, mul 22 Mar. 1668, he was 

tanad apprentice to him for I years and 7 years service by consent of the 

" B-t. fi •< c. 1068, i hat •■ the 

i U.1.-IK- bi be brought a dlstenipcj vppon bio from 

inia •*-* has stocke by him almost all this time, w= h was a hardaans in his 

ttddy wch 1* now deaolved & doeth begin to threluc, he can wright and slffcr 

vol. xt 7 


Certificates of Head RigkU, Va. 


well and conld banc apoakc Stench and dutch 4c." A deposition taken 18 Jane, 
-how* that the son Henry wu horn 1 May. 1889; and toolbar, 16 Aog 
1672. mentions Henry Say well the Younger as " Ute deceased," and that his sister 
and heir Ann. now the wife of I mel Mason, was born about S7 or 

year* stDCa- A Thomas Seawell had Patent of 400 acres on Pocoson Klver 
1635, and was perhaps connected with Henry S< Elder (Patent 168 

Richmond Critic). The connection with tlie Phillips family la not clear, but 
probable that Alice, widow of th • elder Henry Sewcll, remarried to 
I'liillipt, anil *ft«-r ln-r di-.ith hi K Amu- who appears 

hi* administratrix. 

24. Cut William Tucker. " now commander of Kiquotan." had pa' 
LAM for 160 acrea In Elizabeth City for head rights of George, Paul and 
Ham Thoni[.-c.n tbe brothers of Ma wife Patent No. 82." He was born 

l; came to Virginia in 1610 in the Mary and James; he was Bur_- 
DojOOtu 1618 and 1628, and commanded a force against the Indi . 
year. lli» wife. Mary Thompson, came In the George In 1628. as did h< 
brot' e named. He was Commissioner of Elizabeth City 189 

member of the Council 1637 to 1883. He was ouc of the wealthy merchants 
the Colony. Hotten't Li*t*. p. 24 1 ; CrtUr,, IS May, i - 

28. vns granted in [686 to Kohert Glaacocke for 200 acrr* in Eliza- 

beth Co., adjoin Jinan's land, for four servants unmarried 

nam ihI. Critic, B March. lHW).) lie was deed. In 1646, as we learn by the C 
tin cat* and shortly after the Court, learning that she intended marriage w 
one John Feruihaugu, and It being rutin mm! that »he luul a husband Urine, 

ot bar lug been the legal wife of said Glascock), for' -riage. 

i ma to have been disproved, as they were married bcl 

April. IG47. John Fernlhangh's will was proved 5 July 1649, and his ■ 
remarried before August, 1650. to Geo. Helgham. See also Note (12 1 to William 
8 ilpp. 

SO. Dapoattlon of John Matehall, aged 42 years, taken 28 Doc. 1654. Q**r\ 
—If - Marshall aged 21 in tin- Platan Joan, London to Virginia, xv« " 

II 851 Hotf> p. 80. 

17. Second son of Sir George Ynrdley. Knt., ami Lady Tcmpcran 
he was born la Virginia about He married Mrs. Si 

Gookin, widow of Capt. John Goukln and formerly wife of Capt, Adam Thor- 

ougbgood. He was t or a I rv.-ident m Maryland, aud in 1652 was of 

Ktnrned to Virginia, and wu Borgaaa for Lou a Norfolk II 
Hi- i« said to bare died without Issue. fCri/i. . .: .bm. 1889.) The I 
Mrs. Sarah Yardley was still visible at Church Point, Princaae Ainu: Co., 
Coat of Arms (not ofo II I and the following inscription — " Here lleth ye body 
of (apt. Jdba Go* also lye body of Mrs. Sarah Yardley who was wl 
to | ' ■if' Viliiii Tboroughgood first, Capt. John | Gooklng & Collonell Fran 
Yardley, who | deceased Avgvst 1667." 

28. i i Sidney was Hlrt Sbsrlffol Lower Norfolk in 166S. 

29. Banna ol Uarrlajaof ( off, Lambardand Dorathy lb of 
pariab of Xjahwi pdbllabed In Oouxl 17 May L661. She may have beea 
the danghter of Col. Lemuel Mason, but If so probably died before him as 
is not named in his will, q. v. 

80. In ill. M .i-i >i ■■ f I'.Jl-'i for Klizabeth City we have William Coloa 
26 came In the Neptune 1618, and Franeia Cole aged 27 in the Susan 1616. 

Its, p. 245 

31. Col. Lemuel Mason was second but eldest surviving son of : 
els Mason (q. v.), an<l was probably born in Virginia after 1625. He was 
of the County Commissioners from 1649, lturgess 1054, '57. '68. "59, '60. '68,'" 
•R.1, ■<.)■> niul parfaapa other rears; High Bherirfln 1664 and 1068 . Major In 1656, 
Col. before 1070. J I »r» will dated 17 June 1895 was proved 16 Sept. 170», and 
names Ml fattier, Francis Mason, deceased, wife Anne ftofto irnt daughter and 
heiress, mftm lar brother's death, of JJctirtj dtvteU, Mercian' . sons 

TbonaBi Lemuel and George, brother (tn-Uno) Mr- Jsmes Tbelebsll, dan 
Francis Newton (wife of Mr. (fcorye Xnctvn), Alice, wife of San 
and widow of William Porten, Elizabeth, wife of T. Cocke. Margarctt. wife of 
Ml. (torn), Ann. wife of (turn), Mary, Wife of Mr. Walirr Gee and Dinah; 

ibi ill Theleball. His widow Anne Mason, gentlewoman, I >> hi 
dated 30 Oct. and proved 15 Mar. 1708, names daughters Prances Sayer (Ot 
Newton's widow who had remarried to Major I-Yancis Sayer), Alice 


Water Uayntt a?id Peter Noyes. 

Mary Cock (tit) and Dinah Thoroughjiood , and sona Thomn*. LflDDel and 
Gwrp' was also a daughter. Abigail, who before 14 May 1690, «;i* 

jaanv irford, at which date Lemuel Mason doods them an Island 

bar. His wife Anno was 
afflirted with lameness In her limbs as recited In a deed to her of 100 acres of 
land 17 Apr. 1871. 

tS. Tb* Muster of William Gnyne of Kli^b.M, I Kj In 1624-5 shown him to 
be aged 34 and to lia • in the Buna Nova in 1620. Ha seems to have 

ban la par- ith Robert Newman. 

as. Bar. Richard Conqueat waa elected one of the Con l.ower 

Socf. March 1640 and In 1660 wai 

•4. John Dyer had wife Franee* who, IB Aug. 1642. was under censure of 
tar Court mac; with Ki chard Po 

as Mr. William Hoaday, Merchant, and BamOj came i<» Virginia from Bob* 
tenia: -•■ems to bavcat oucc tukeu a pMiidnitit position in the affairs 

King elected one of the County CoinoalaaloBCn at the same ses- 
•h toe abort <te was granted. He was pro- 

bably ■ of .» rarj iplandlo set of Jewel* sold by 

aha to Capt. Francis Yard' . and which M*. "\(-- Brain atatac that she 

bad herself purchased at thr Hague. Mis will dated ! 1 at wai proi 
ang. | ooaln William Cockroft, grandchild Corker (compare 

the Susan Robinson al's Cocker named In the Head Right-;, wife Susan and 
•oat William and Arthur. Hi- widow could nan innrrred htm but a wry brief 
period »s Administration was granted on her estate to her son William the name 
ear a* i husband's will. Tin* son William married Mary, 

'iookln. and died In 1(572, and his widow 
iiiaaulnl i Lntbony Lawaon; beleftlaam Arthur, the second son, 

had wife Ann and numerous children; in 1696 and subsequent years he had 
Bone* to keep a tavern ; he died In 1708. 

36. Tho : White, aged 16, was passenger In the George, London to Virginia. 
Ji Aug. 1686. Batten, p 

17. Richard Foster, aged 16, waa a passenger in the Safety. 10 Aug. 1685, 
.OOlk ■tola. 'l/'-rr-u. p. ir_». 

M. William Morton of Elizabeth City came In the Marge tt ana John in 1620, 
hr waa 30 years old at the Muster of 1624-5. BotUtt, pp. 180-249. 

[To bo continued.] 


By Fasnaaica Hatxhs N«wat.t, E*q., or Washington, D. C. 

The following facts were obtained for the greater part from a 
copy of an old manuscript, the original of which waa written by 
John Hayne*. (b. 16o4) describing the families of hie great grand- 
parents Walter Haynca and Peter Noyea, who came to this country 
together and located in Sudbury. This whs written later than 1772, 

nee it gires that date, and waa probably prepared when the writer 
of the original was nearly 90 years of age. The manuscript was 
found among the pupers of his grandson Samuel Haynea (b. 1737) 

f the latter'e grandson Win. F. Hay nee, and a copy waa made by 
hi* cousin Clark Lewis Haynes (b. 1807) the grandfather of the 
pretest writer. Frederick Ilaynes Newell. 

Savage 'a Genealogical Dictionary gives many of the more impor- 
tant of these name* and dates, and a comparison show* a remarkably 
done agreement in detail*. The old manuacript, however, gives 


Walter J/ayues and Peter Noyet. 


i> information of the fourth generation and children succeed it 
— facta not otherwise recorded so far as has hecn ascertained. 

•:il narrative concerning Walter Hnvues, Peter V 
their sons, reference should be aula to the History nf Sudbtu 
Mam., by Alfred Stt^UBO Hudson, published by the lown in i 
l. Walts* 1 Batmbi was born in Eatfbmd iu 1580. in the town 
II, Mandeville, county of \N ill-.* lit* also owned a house 
outbuildings iu the village of Shitston, situated in the island 
Purbaok, in die south -eastern portion of Dorsetshire. He. 
family and servaut*, arrived in Boston in 1638| in ship Confide 
(see Savage, also Rkqistkk toI. ii. p. 108). In the same ship I 
P> -. yeoman, of Penton, county of Southampton, wit 

children and servant*. 

Wall ■«• was a linen weaver, and was 55 yeara of 

wheu he came to this oouutry. About a year after his arrival, 
with others removed from Watertown, having obtained a :. 
a towuship named Sudbury, where they settled Dec. 22, I 

freeman 16-10, was representative in the years 1641, 161 
1648 and 1651, and was one of the Selectmen of Sudbury for 

I! • . •; ; ■■■. U. 1665, aged 82. (See Whitman's Histor 
of the Ancieut and Ho Company. 1842, p. 

(fatbiflB Ifl known of In- wift Elizabeth. They bad children (• 
and order of birth not, known) : 
1. Tijovi ; :1p. 

: Dorlthv daughter of Petar Btaye*. 
4. iii. Josua. in ' 'yes. 

Iv. - ■ r. in. Josiafa Trcadaway of Watt rtown, and had children. 

! Iiihlivn 

, i i. mini and r«nts ' ' il iii Bnaflaod, toherii 

boVM Qt Bhaatoo (probably the oldoM ol the cmbta 

•2. Pr/rii:' Xoyks <'.un<- from England 1038, in the same ship with Wi 
ter HaTBMj brought -with hint 3 sons and 3 daughters.f He 
rh, • jo. 11 in children were: 

I. I iimiitiT.if Wnlu-r Uaynes; no children. 

6. II. I'm i R, iii. ; bad 6 obil 

in. JoaBnrvs, ft. in Barbadoesi no children. 

h DOBRHY, was IS J h. i it Ue came to New England ]« 

in. John Barnes. 
■UtanrB I John Freeman, had one son Joseph' and a -1 

i.w and im>i set 
2) Jot.|aIi 
6. vl. Ann. vii.. DB. 

8. Jobm* Ratmh ( ITafc ■•' | ii. i68l, Is Bag) tad ; caao to this 

wlnn Hi y. -.1 ago, one year before lii< Kit hi r Haynea 

tilt- Old i:.:uiH-i-jij.t ). :n il iixrd ;it \\';i|. 

Recti (or Kir.-) in tin- yen- 1687. Il 

tentative 1668. He m> Dorithy, Kfojea, ljoru 

England. Hi* will it tinted Oofc I, 1693. Cbildrop: 

•n. 7 b. July L6, I'M 4: in. 1466, Heury Balcoiu. 
8. ii. M»uv, ii. 1641 m. .ii i.'.h Elowe. 

■ t.Hiv. Ii. (faj 4. 1..I ■ in Until Knpar. 

• The will of whlotr Alice II. i ml«T, Wilu., motberof Walter nayoea, is | 

InibeRroi 10, pp. 2rsS— 1. — Editor. 

+ Sr in uikJ relating- u> Pcwr Nuye* and »tber matters in (be Rrois 

vol. 31, pp. 407-10.— Kuitoh. 


Walter Hayne$ and Peter 2Toye$. 


It. Dorithy. b. 1651 or 1662; m. Joseph Freeman of Sudbury; had two 
sons and a daughter, L i Jobs and Joseph each had children, and 

10. t. Petxk, b. Aprl n Elizabeth Reed (or Rice) of Marlboro'. 

OSXTB, b. Sept. 7. 1664 i killed In youth by fall of a tree, 
rll. Tboma*, b. 1658; died young of a fever: unmarried. 
1L Till. Jamkx. b. April ;i;>;u; .1. «.ct. 15, 1732; m. Sar.V ' 

:. single man pressed and sent a soldier to the eastward. In 
year 1687 returned back a* far as Boston and so died in 1688." 
x. H .. ; no children. 

IS. XL Rith. in Joseph Noyea of Sudbury, 
18. xll. David, b. May 4, 1071; ni. Tablthy Stone. 

Jo»1ah* FIatves ( Walter 1 ) born in England; married Nov. 13, 1646, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Peter Noyea, widow of John Freeman. 
They had children : 

I Jo«iab,* b. April 27, 1655; m. and had several children. 

1 1 jsb. " pressed and so sent a soldier to the eastward, and there died 
ics7 a slugle man." 
111. JoeuiA, m. Ann Easterbrook ; had 3 sous all dying young. 
It. I in. Jabez Brown; had chlUlreii Sarah* and Jbtttk. 

T. An ni. ii.iur-.iili Brown; hart children : I. 

Prudmr. -' j. Edmund; 3. Valtb; 4. FUxatHth; 5. EapuM; *'<■ Sarah; 
: Jet 'h; 8. Abiaatt. 

5. Peteh* Notes (Peter 1 ), born in England ; brought over by his father 
Peter Noyea in ship Confidence, in 1638 ; had child; 
L EijxjUietii. 3 m. — — Hammond of Water-town; left no children. 
IL Mart, tjoys had (1) Jfory*; (2) Joeiah; (3) Uannah. 

Ill Samuel I'arris ; had chlldt. m i 

.1) DorUku Piirri*.* m. llopeatlll Brown; no children. 

■ irria, d. six 
(A) Samuel Parria, in. Abigail Fish ; several children ; she and her 
I .lying, he m. M Abigail l'!-Ii and hart several 

(4) Mary Parrls, m. I'eter Beni ; several children, sons and daughters. 
It. Sakai «. Frlnk; had c 

(1) Sarah Prink* m. Bryant. 

(xS Abigail Frink, m. (another) Bryant. 

(5) Thomat Wit . had ■• collldge learning." m. Elizabeth "Wright, had 

several children, sons and daughters ; he was settled minister 
in Rutland, afterwards at Plymouth, third at " Rutland dis- 
trict. " 
r. EsTiiEic in. Tbos. Godfrey ; had sons and daughters, 
ft Frran, went to England 1687 1 died of small pox In London, unmar- 
ried, left by will to town of Sudbury, for use of the poor, the mills 
in 8ndbury called the *• new ml 

C. Thomas Pltmptow, m. Abigail* Noyea, daughter of Peter* Noyea, 
: by him from England in 1638 ; had children: 

L Ej i r.YMnox. b. Dec. 23, 1658; m. May SI, 1638, John Locke 

of Woburn: several children. (See Book of Lockes. p. 17.) 
tt. Thomas' Plykttom b. .Mny. 1660; d. Aug. 1772, aged G3 years, "of 

BL Petek' Pltuttox, b. Feb Aug. 14, 1743, aged 78 -of tDe 

npson; had children: 

!1) Abigail* Ptympton. in. Elijah Smith.- had sons and daughters. 
9) Jane Flympton, m. Joseph Curtis; several children. 
(3) Thuma* Pltrmplon, b. 1723; m. Ruth Thomas: had sons and 
It JaXB* Pi.ymi-tox. m. Joseph Darby of Stowj no children, 
d. single. 
I mrrOH, m. Matthew Stone of Sudbury; no child, 
rti. iluocau* FLYvrroy. m. Park ; no children. 

VOL. XLTU. 7* 


H liter Ilaifnes and Peter Noyes. 


7. EUfftT BaXCCtt, of Cbarleatown, m. 1006, Elizabeth* daughter 

John" Ilayne* { R'n^r 1 ). See Churtestowu Records. 

I. Jonv' I '.»; d. single Aug. 28. 1713. aged 7*. 

li. JOUHPII BaLOOM, I). ahont 1672: m. Tahithn 

sons and daughters. Be \ L7tf» •£* 

111. Elizauktu : I. Garsboiu Hlcc; had .sous and daughters. 

BM Bice OencaloL 

8. Josiaii Howe, Marlbor-. .hn Howe, m. May 18, 1671, Bfaiyjj 

of John' Bayou ( Waller 1 ), b. 1647; bad 
I. Mai:v' H"V,k. b. 167J; d. young. 

imiv Bows again, 1874; >\ jomogi 
ili. .I.isiui Hum:, !». IG78; m. lit Abigail Bigh; m. 2d — — Marrabla(?) 
had several call 

b. -May 5. 1GM1; m. Cloyse; several 
i DoanVT Howe. m. John Prcscott of Lancaster: several children. 
vi. Both Bows, b, 1694; m. bit, John Bowkar of Marlboro', mm 
children ; 2d. Cloycs of Frainiughain ; no children. 

•J. Jons' H unm (John* Walter 1 ) of Sudbury, b. May 4, 1649 ; m. Ji 
1663. Roth, daughter of .John llopar of Charlestown. She wu 
April, 1655. ("Two of her brothers, Kpbraitn and John, with m 
of Ephraims — — — were all killed by the Indiana at Lanca- . 

14. 1. Joux.' b. Aug. 14, 1694, 

li. Ki 'i far, i. 1686; m. (Tot, ITSS, Joaeph Ooodnow; no child 

1JJ. i -1- .luno .5, a. 20. singlr. 

iv. liKHOKAii, b. July w, kv.hi; in. i:in n.-y.-r Learaardoi Oxford; 

v. Kaciiki- b. July 20, 1 1>»3 ; m. Jacob Holmes of Worcester : (1) Jo* 

HotmtM. d. n n married ; (2) Mary Holmes, in. Ephraun Good 

no < 
Tl. Jo&iaii. !>. July I". ! ■-.". : 111. Persia Knight of Sudbury ; chlbl 

in . iu> Min.'ire >if Siidbnry; aevcra 

2) tub 4. 171'-.: . |, ». 13, in Co 

mill pond In Concord. 
(S) Persia, in. Daniel Stone of Framingham; several children. 

10. Petkk 1 Hatxrs {John, 1 Walter 1 ), b. in Sudbury, A|wil 7, 1654; 

Jan. 2, 1(">77, Elizabeth BHcfl of Marlboro*; had children: 

I. ,• d. young. 

II. Elizabeth, m. Kbcnizcr Oravea of Sndbnry; several children. 

Hi. ■ , daughter, d. young. 

ir. Pans, b. Jtiui\ LCU B3 ennan or Sudbory; several childr 

v. JoaiTO b. H',m7; in. 1st. Dinah bingof Sudbury; and she and 

i uUdn n dying he m. 2d, Mary Gate of Stow: several chi 
vl. Mwcv, in. Hi-U'klah J< id) of Framing-ham; several el 

i i. in. Samuel Moon of Kmuiingtiaiu; M-vera! children, 
vlii. Danii i .. ra. Lydla Bnpcl of Wolmrn: sons and daughters.* 
li. Esthkh. rn. (J.-.- Uoej of Worcester; several chi 1 

x. Puj.skah, b. about 1700; unmarried; drowned June, 1772, a. 72. 

11. James 1 Haynes (John,* Waiter 1 ), born April. 1660; died Oct. H 

1732, aged 72; married Sarah Noyea ; had children: 

L JaXBa, m. Susanna Woodward; bad one child; she dying he m. (S 
Mary Racic ; had two sous. 

nun, in. Daniel Noyea; several 
iil. Aukaiiam. d. " with ntts": unmarried. 

; ubkcc a, m. Samuel Willis of Sudbury ; d. In childbed; no children, 
v. ? 

• Daniel prohnblv bad son Jonaa, grand win Panic), jnmt-gninAvm Walter, bom 1781 
and living in BrtinHcId, Mom., at age of 102 (in 1(491). TbU laUer had hid Dauiel living I 



Waiter Hivjnes and Peter Noyea. 


vt. AniJ»n. m. Elizabeth Smith; srreral son* and rlnnuhters. 

Tha.vkki.-i-, hi. Jal«-z Puffer; li> ;2) Joniuk Puffer. 

Till. Doamrr. m. Saniut ; Puffer] bad one daoghl ml *ong. 

11 Joseph Notes oi Sudbury, m. Ruth, 1 daughter of John 1 Hi 

( WalUr 1 ), had several children who died young, aUo: 

'Sir.1., tu. I>t. Surnli Haynee, several children; she dying lie in. i'... 

B. Prrxa, b. May 88 In Bodbtti . 

daughter of J- I lapp Gen- 

ealogy, p. 2io. She dying, he in. I'd, Keziah Fish, had one son 
named Peter. 

Ui. Josaru. in. KHz-. rt; never*! i 

. DamXMX.* HjlTBU (John,* Walter'), boru in Sudbury May 4. 1071; 
m- Tabitl)> Stone of Framiogbaui ; hud several children all dying 
young, nave duugliter: 

I'rlah Moore ; several children all dying save one son : 
in. Hannah , U liiklmi. 

John* Hatnks (John.' John,* Walter 1 ), horn in Sudbury A*tafc 14, 

I ; m. 1st, June 28, 1 7 1 or 171 1, at ago of 27, Anna Hubbard 

;'0 years of ago). She hi budran 

and died" Feb. 1 1. :7i •.". He m. 2d, July 2. 1780, Tubilhy Cutler, 


I. 1712; m. Mary Taylor of Southboro'. 

ii I >olly Hammond of Sudbury- 
of liutland (?) ; several children. 
10. — . died tn infancy. 

Children of 2d wife: 

BOM, »•- Aug. 94, 17.'i; ; d. 8*-pt. 88, 1711. a. 1(1. 
ri Tabatua. m. Ebsha Harrington of Holding ; beveral children. 

. Samt .■.«,« John? John? Waiter 1 ), born in Sud- 

bury, 17S7; nv Dolly Hammond of Sudbury; d. May 6, 1725. 

h. I76f] again. 
OCIK. b. 1709. 
i. Ei>« »• lu Sudbury; m. Nancy Leeds of Dorchester. 

H'm. f'. 1 Haltut 
M. rl. Joerx. b. Jan SB, 1774, at Sudbury; in. 1st, Siwannab Smith; m. 2d, 
lla JeanUoi 

U. Han 


Hatxes (. Samuel,* John, 1 John * John • John,' Walter 1 ), horn 
.:>. 2'.». 1774; died at Newton -Jan. 25, 1859] lived at 
Sudbury, Itoxbary and Newton; m. 1st. Susanna Smith, who died 
Deo. 11, 180.- I.y.ha I unison; d. April, 1846. No chil- 

dren by 2d wife. 

L8*l '. 1797, at Roxbury; m. Reuben Hunting. 

IL Mabia. 1) Oct, 1", 1789; m. I. W. Gorton. 

Ul. 8l iford; m. J. Davenport; shed. 1863. 

1«. J.. i . 80, 1802; d. 18G8. unmarried. 

d. 1889, unmarried, 
rt. Clam I - .June 8. 1691; m. April 14, 1835, 

Ann Pierce. Children: 1 1) Atmtt Wiria ( Xetcctlj. (.2) Susan 
Pnneit. (8) Frederick: (4) Elizabeth L'lajip. 


The Widow of David Ttiomwn. 


By Fiusk W. Bacxstt, of Portsmouth, N. H. 

Evert new fact relating to thfl i'.rtumrs, or the family, of Dt 
Thomson, the first settler of New Hampshire, (l, it is hardly n< 
to say, of historic interest. Landing early in Hi 23, with his lit 
band, at the mouth of the Pascataqua, building there a subst 
house, and fortifying it ; in NJiii! himself removing with wife 
child, or children, to an island in Boston harbor, that to this 
bears his name, — and dying booh after, the little that is known 
Thomson's career excites a desire to ascertain what manner of 
he was, and what, in its fullest bearings, was the purpose of 
coining hithi-r. 

It is to be hoped that records will some day come to light 
shall make ua better acquainted with these "old planters," wi 
courage and enterprise entitle them to grateful remembrance. Me 
while it is a pleasure to announce that a mystery is at last dispe 
which hitherto has attached to Thomson, and has long perplexed 
local historians. I refer to the fact now made certain that the wit 
of David Thomson became later the wife of no leas a personage 
Samuel Maverick. 

The date of Maverick's marriage to Mrs. Amias Thomson is 
jectural, but of the occurrence of the event itself there can be 
doubt. Thomson died "soon after" coming to Thomson's Ieli 
probably in 162b". His widow was married to Maverick, perbi 
late in 1627.* The Reverend William Blackstone was at hand 
perform the ceremony according to the rites of the Church of 

It may interest the reader to learn how it has lately come to 
known that Amias Maverick was none other than Amias, widow 
David Thomson. 

Being engaged in the preparation of a volume upon 
Mavcrirk, lo he printed by the Prince Society, I could not but 
struck with the value of the dues afforded by a letter of Amias 
crick, addressed to Robert Trelawny, of Plymouth, a friend of 
father, and one who "loved" her first husband. The letter, wi 
will be found at page 76 of that admirable volume "The Trelai 
Papers," edited by James Phinncy Baxter (Documentary II 
of Maine, vol. in., Portland, 1884), is dated 20th November, 162 

• GoTornor Bradford's Letter Book (Collections of Iho Mm»iIhi-hi. lli-torical 
cletr, l»tS«rie», vol. 8, pnge 63) gives the imiiir of "Mn. Thomson" as » contntN 

\i" DM of Mooting Moiion. '1 lie letter sent to Rngland with Morton bears ds* 
Jane 9, 1628; And from nn expression of Bradford it might be Inferred that Mrs. Thoinaol 
contributed ".it tin* >-inv time." It i* to he observed, however, that the proce< -dings ugtiai 
Morton were not nddentf conceived, or executed | and Gov. Bradford mny have alludoi 
to a suUeripUuu list (confessedly imperfect), ocean 00861017 u early u 1627. 

The Widow of David Thomeon. 


ittefll Hand in IVTlflWnhnfOfM Bay." The writer therein refers 
bo her ' huli'-rlcss children " by her Gist husband. 

:he suggestion of Mr. Baxter, I addressed a letter of enquiry 
|o the historian of Plymouth, Mr. K. X. Worth. My letter spoke 
rf Samuel .Maverick and David Thomson, as in my belief oonm-eted 
|n business relations, and both devoted to the interests of Gorges. 
if some traces of Th> ansofl were not to be {bond in the church 
at Plymouth, or something to indicate who was Amias 
rick's father; and I enclosed a copy of the seal used by Mrs. 

W'.irth verv promptly responded as follows, under date of 
iber, 1«U1 : 

is a clue to Amias Maverick's identity, which I will try if 

Eip farther. llerseal jg what is called a merchant's mark, 
I believe U ft of Moses Goodyear, who was originally Robert 

•way's partner in the New England grant in 1681, hut who booii after 
lbs wife was a daughter of Abraham Jennings, a merchant of 
uid I believe is the lady in question, though uufortunately as 
am't put my hand ou her Christian uame. That she should use 
eal is quite natural. Goodyear was probably about tbe same 
Robert Trelawuy, who was born in IMS, and his ff '-fore 

be q .uouable age to marry Maverick. 

mett I have no doubt be is John Clement, whom Robert 

i*de an overseer of bis "ill in 1039; and who may or may uot 

been the who was mayor of Plymouth in 101$. 

lis negative evidence, but the only other Plymouth families of note at 

time connected with merchautry, whose names began with G, were 

and the Gayers (these connected with the Trelownys), but she can't 

omoog them. 

ou I believe will be hopeless, unless accident helps. It is such 
» cotctaoa nami oed that it does not occur, as you want 

:uc town n li have passed through my bunds. 

ith exemplary kindness Mr. Worth continued his researches, 
■t was enabled to communicate the gratifying intelligence that 

d found what we wen; after, and hit upon a true solution of the 
y . The following is a copy of his letter : 

4 Seaton Avenue, Plymouth, Nov. 6, 1891. 

I Amias Maverick mystery is solved, and with it a part of thfl David 
loo. I huTc bees hunting the registers of an old parish church here, 
> Old J one op to the dote in question — St. Andrew's. At Bret I got no 
t. SO' >i Amias among the baptisms. Amy and Ai.nis and 

there was, but nothing more. Having cxhaused tho probable years 
ill. I turned to thfl weddings and soon found that Moyses Goodyeare 
Aon Crane, March 21, 1010. 

failed; bat at length I worked backward, aod in 1613 came ou 
.. under data July 13: 
i»».f Thomson and Amycs Colle. 

78 Descendants of Henry Crane of Dorchester. [Jt 

So your two mysteries wbou ruu to earth turn out to be oi»e. It ii 
of ihc must curious coincidents iu my experience. 

Yuu need have no doubt as to the identity. I found do other Amiai 
Amy es for at least forty years, and uo other Thomson. He was e video 
not a 1'lymuuth uian. Quite as clearly she was a Plymouth woman, 
though I could nut find the entry of her birth, the Colles or Coles w< 
Plymouth family; and about the lime when she must have been born t 
were four Coles having children baptized year by year, — Thom.-i 
William and Robert. There are a few illegible names in the register, 
a month here and there is recorded as wanting in the latter decades of 
sixteenth century, or she may have been baptized in an adjacent 
but Amias Maverick is clearly Amyes Thomson, who was Amyes Colle 
Cole- I am delighted to have been able to run her to earth. The 
clearly could not nave been hers, or her husband's, though had the G 
a C it might have been her father's. I suppose there is no chance of 
original being a C. 

I also came across the entry of the baptism of Johu Winter, which I 
been told could not bo fouud. John Wyuter, sou of Robert Wynter, 

baptized July 6, 1595. That may be of use to yon 

Yours respectfully, 

K. N. Worth. 

Aa for the seal, one may say after a minute examination that it I 
by no means certain that the letter is not a "C," after all. Cti 
ously enough the seal that Amias Maverick uses is identical 
that adopted by Kichard Vines. (Sco vol. vii., 4th Series, 
chusetts Historical Society Collections). To this identity in the 
employment of a seal Mr. Baxter has called attention in a note to 
the Trelawny Papers. It is not beyond the range of possibility that 
the circumstance of an identical seal, thus used, may lead to 
discovery of consequence. 

Nor is it unlikely that the marriage of Samuel Maverick and 
Amias Thomson thus ascertained may have been the first weddi 
by church ceremony of our English ancestors upon the soil of N< 


Compiled by Miss Emily Wilder Lsatitt, of Boston, Mass. 
[Continued from vol. 46, pago 218.1 

7. STBPBRH* Crane (Benjamin,* Stephen,* Ifenr/), born in Braintres9 

.May 19, 1734, removed to Canton, Mass., where he built a boos* 
on the shores of I'unkapoag Brook, near its junction with ta« 
Neponset river. A short distance below his house, a paper mil 
hud been built in 1730, by a company, one of whom was Daniei 
Henchman, bouk-suller aud publisher of Boston, which was ruu foi 
a few years but could not be sustained. " Iu 17C0 the business 

Descendants of Henry Crane ofDwxhester. 


again revived by .lame* Boiea of Boston, who procured a paper maker 

: :t British regiment then ttatiom d in BottOB, by 'In- name of 

Hazelton, vtho obtained a furlough long enough '■> sot the tnill to 

work."* This was carried 00 in rather a IDUlII Wej until (hi revolt 

. threw them on their own resources in triis an well as 

other manufacture*. 

A- icrcaaed many more workmen were called in, amongst 

whom were two sons of S en I rane, Stephen junior and Zenas. 

oer lx-came skilled in the work, he went to Newton 

Lower Falls where he built and managed a paper mill of hi* own. 

Crane married. Nov. 1M, lTt'C. Susannah, daughter of 
Nathaniel* and Susannah (Tucker) Badcock, who was born at Mil- 
ton, Feb. 7. 1742. They had children : 
L Lrrnr.i:. b. Msrch 10. 1764; m. May, 1800, Jane Morton; d. Oct. 16, 

tSTETOKX, Junior, b. Jan. 2. 1766; m. Elizabeth Gardner of Brighton. 
PHlLfcuo M; d. Feb. 12, 1769. 

lr. Srn4\x»n. t). Jane 7. i:ro. 

I. May 15, 1774; m. Oct. 19. 1808, Avis Harrington of Wal 
town. Mass., who d. March 18, 1kL3; he m, 2d, Dec. 25, 1818, Susan 
Hasting of Wallhain. Mass.. who was burn Oct. 18, 1787; d. July 

ft Zt>»». b.Mnv 1771 

Thomas* Crane {Thontcu* Ebtnezer,* llmnf), born at Brain tree. 
Feb. Hi. 1785, early removed to Boston, where be first engaged in 
trucking, then as a wharfinger. In 1772. he with his wife Ann Bell 

I a brick house that stood next the Green Dragon ; in 1783, he owned 
s houM' on 1 '84 Ebenezer Woodward, whom he 

calls bis brother-in-law, deeded a certain [tortiou of a wharf which 
Ebeaezer Woodward hod purchased of Leonard Vassall Borland), 
under the name of Borland's wharf, to Thomas Crane, which was 
from that time called Crane and Woodward's wharf. Here the two 
pursued their several avocations, Mr. Woodward as cooper and mer- 
chant, and Thomas Crane as wharfinger, with joint partnenhip in a 
salt wharf adjoining they held in common. Just before his 
decease, Kbenezer Woodward gave a deed of the whole to Thomas 
wharf was kuowu as Central Wharf. 
Thomas Crane married Aun, probably a daughter of Kichard and 
Pattishall. Richard I'atiishal took his degree at Harvard, <>f 
B. A. 17 1"': M.A. L738; preached occasionally and was also a 
teacher of a private school in the north part of Boston, " OO Hanover 
Street three houses below the Orange tree, iu Mr. Bradford's huu 
EBi father. Uol hall, a wealthy merchant of the city, bought 

four thousand acres of laud above Saoo river falls from Major Wil- 
liam Phillips. Hi. I. 1667.J His brother, Hichard Pattishall, had 
remit' Pemaqaid, Maine, and owned a sloop which plied 

between thai point and Boston. This sloop, as it by near the bar- 
bican ! . was that used to convoy the trcmbltug fugitives from 
PenaMpiiii tlWr tho massacre by the savages, to Boston, 
although Blehard Palis bell himself was slain. 

i>tiii, 1870, pago 158. 
.:,. 1W7. IHMTC 644. 
*ft btcd., Book II., pa«« 172. 

80 Descendants of Uenry Crane of Dorchester. [Jl 

In his will drawn Feb. 8, 1 79 1 , probated Sept. It, 1791. Tho« 
Crane mention his wile Ann, his btotiMl Joseph I > »"*, cord waif 
of Braintree, and his mother-indaw Mrs. Ann l'aU«*j»h:ill. l»ul i 

Dec. 2, 1803. Hannah, widow of Thoina* Crane. w,l <> ^a& 
ried William McKt-an, gives a leas* of " Wnodwarda now Ceat 
\V|n>-f. 'A ill rton, warehouses, etc"* 

9. Joseph* Crane {Thomas? Ebeneser? Henry 1 ), baptized at Braint 

8ept. 11. 1737. a cordwainer by trade, readed M Braintree, part of 
the time occupying the same bouse with Be savil. He Hur- 

ried, Dec. 20. 175* Mary, daughter of Benjamin and Mary |Blu- 
char.ii S,, who was born Nov. 21. 1739, died Aug. I, 1809; ' 
died 181 0. Tlwv had children: 

I. Josia-ii, Junior, b. Aug. 1700; m. Sept. 8, 178ft; Uutb Wales 


II. LnfCK,, b. !. 

Ul. ICaSY, \>- K,b. 19, 1704: ED. Sept. 21, 1800. B id. 

Ir. Ebknkzkk. b. Feb. 33. 1766; m. July 20. 1792. Ruth Liulden; 

Oct. I, i 
t. Hanmii.I) Man h 27, 1768; m. July 25, 1791, i'eter Keating of Bos 
d. June 14. 191 
is. vi. Thomas, b. Kay, IT70. 

vii. !•:: i-iu TUTII, li. .lulv. 1773-4; m. Oct. 2*. 1797 i 
d. Sept. 6, 1858. 

10, Joh.n* Ckake (Abijah? Ebmezer? Hcnrif), born at Brain tree, Dec-i 
1744, when only fifteen years old volunteered to serve in the army) 
a substitute for his father, who bad been drafted but wax in 

On his return. John, with his elder brother. Abijah Crane, jut 
learned the housewright's trade, and together the] I • ■ » 1 1 ^ 1 * « . iu 176 
of Andrew Belcher, a house, land and a shop iu Beaton, • 
Street, now Treuiunt, near Dr. Byles's meeting-house, and butted 
laud of Deacon John Eliot, John Witt ly Of 

what ia now Hollis Street, wliere Joseph Lovering's tallow 
lery stood. Further down Tremout Street, on the part then 
Long Acre, near the old Proviuce House, Adiuo Pnddock. a Loud 
coach maker, owned a large estate. He had some young 
brought from the Bobbins farm at Brush I lill iu Milton, by Jo 
QMneand Gilbert Deblois, aud they set them out opposite Ms 
Paddock V place before t iil- Bootfa ur " Granary" Buniug Grout 
Paddock was then a cup lain of a train of artillery composed 
mechanics in 1774. and in that John Crane received his unlit 

Both John and his brother Abijah were hot patriots, and it wail 
tbvlr shop that mini' -owaaeon nee under di&gaJsa o4 lodlso*, 
in the all I >ec 1 6, 1773, started for Griffin's (now Liverjj 

wharf, where three Itidiameu, ludeu with tea, were aoofa 
they weiu through the narrow, crooked streets, a crowd of men 
welk'l then number to about eeveuty. 

When ekmad .-hips, as Johu Crane was dowu in a hold King 
out the tea chest*, one of them full upou him and he was pieked 
senseless, to all appearance dead. Some of the men carried 

• Bndbil Deeds, vol. 207, folio 168. 

The JSnom Genealogy. 



ashore and bid him under a heap of shavings in a carpenter's shop 
oear by. 

After the passage of the Boston Port Hill, John Crane, finding it 
hard to support his family in the stagnation of trade that ensned. 
removed with bis partnur Ebeuezer Stevens, to Providence, R. I. 
Soon after, the MWI of the figbt at Bunkt-r Hill roused them; they 
■diately raised two companies of artillery, marched to Roxhury 
aud joined Colouul Gridley's regiment; when Crane was appointed 
major and Sceveus captain iu the Rhode Island Train Baud. 

From this time until the close of the war, Major Crane was in 
constant service. July 8. 1775. he, with Major Tupper and a com- 
pany of volunteers, attacked a British advanced guard on Button 
neck and routed them. He commanded a breaat-work'ou the neck 
during the siege of Boston ; January 1, 177G, be received a commis- 
sion as major in Knox's regiment of artillery, and went with the 
army to New York. Sept. 14, 1776, a part of one of his feet was 
shot off whilst he was caunonading a British frigate that was run- 
obig by Corlaier's Hook, and was thus disabled for a time. Jan. 1, 
1777, he received a colonel's rank and raised a regiment in Massa- 
chusetts •' which was olli . tly by those who had been trained 
under Pa'Muck, Gridley and Knox, which was principally employed 
iu the main army near the person of the commander-in-chief aDd 
was relied on as an essential auxiliary in the most important battles. 
Kfl military organization in the army participated in so many 
eventful scenes or won more laurels; portions of it were with Sulli- 
van in the Rhode Maud campaign; with Gates at Saratoga and iu 

the heroic defooot u f Bed Book on the Delaware] h& was brevetted 
brigadier general, Sept. 30, 1783."* He was a member of the 

After the war was ended. Colonel Johu Crane formed a partnership 
with Major Lemuel Trescott aud removed to Maine, where they 
engaged iu the lumber trade on Passainaquoddy Bay- 
John Crane married, 1767, Mehitable, daughter of Samuel 
Wheeler, who was born 1746; he died at Whiting, Maine, Aug. 26, 
1805. Tbey had children : 

Jonx. Junior, b. 1708. 

Aijce. b. 1770. b. 1771. 

Abu sit. 
• »c. 

CluaLom, b. 1782. 



Br Mrs. M. L. T. Aldsx, of Troy, N. Y. 

»ichoi-\8, Anthony and William Snow came over early. There 
bv> a Richard of Wobum, and Thomaa of Boston. Anthony 
t£ail Warren, and lived in Plymouth and Marsbfield, and 

I Society of the Cincinnati, p. 1S1. 
rot- xltil 8 

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hnd one son Josiah, and daughters. Joaiah had no sons. The** 
three are supposed to be related. William waa an apprentice, mar- 
ried a Barker and went to Bridgcwatcr. Mitchell has an account 
of his descendants, which are found later iu Providence. 

I. NrctJOLAtt 1 Sxorr came in the Ann in 1623, and had share in the 
division of laud iu Fly mouth, 1624; settled in Kustham iu 1645; a man of 
ininh note. We find where he lived, and his neighbors, from Plymouth 
Colon; Records, vol. 1. page 59. M A heigh waye" "from Plymouth to 
tho Belt River. . . . The upper way to Thomas Clarkos still; the lower 
way from Ralph W aliens right, out to HolmanB Rock; allowed fourty foot* 
on the west side, aud so straight to Man esses Kemptou's ground, whose 
fence is to bo removed twenty footo inward, aud so passing betweoue two 
rocks at the brook*-, straight to Edward BugM, leavuiug his house west, 
and ho along, Ivaveiug Nicholas Snowus house east & so to Mr Hi 
house, leaveiug it east, and so up tho valley to Thomas Clarkes uper stile, 
the foote way to be contintx-d from Mr liopkin's, in the old path, belowe 
Thomas Clarkes to the heigh way." etc. 

He was freeman 1633. He with six others — Mr. Thomas Prence, John 
Donne, Nicholas Snow. Josius Cook, Richard Higgins, John Smally. and 
Rlward Bang* — seven families, in all forty-nine souls, began the settlemeat 
of Eualham — at first called Nauset, early in 1645. It " \* granted to be a 
township, and to have all the privileges of a township as other towns within 
the government have " in 1616. "Thus recognized a meeting of the in- 
habitants, duly convened, elected Nicholas Snow Town clerk, Edward 
Hank* town treasurer, A Josias Cooke town constable." Nicholas Snow 
wad town clerk from 1 646, sixteen years ; was deputy from 1 648, three 
years; waa selectman from 1 663, seven years. He and his son Mark signed 
the call to Rev. John Mayo to settle as their minister in 1665. He wii 
one of Gov. Thomas Prence's associates. We think he waa born in Eng- 

Henry F. Waters, in his Genealogical Gleanings in England (Rf.oisti 
vol. 89, page 166), states that Joseph Walker of St. Margaret's, city 
Westminster, gentleman, in his will dated 13 Feb. 1666, proved F.-h. 
1666, bequeaths " to my kinswoman Mary Snow, wife of Niehi.i 
citizen & armourer of London, whome I nominate executrix.*' Also 
will of George TJpham Wiveliscomhe, Somerset, dated 1653, meats 
testator's brother-in-law Nicholas Snow. This Nicholas Snow and ' 
his wife may have been the parents of our Nicholas. He name* his 
daughter Mary. 

He died at Eastham, Nov. 15, 1676. He married in Plymouth, Coos! 
Hopkins, daughter of Mr. Stephen Hopkins, and a former wife. Tl 
came in the Mayflower. Bradford, in hi* History of Plymouth Plantati 
(Collections of Massachusetts Historical Society, 4th Series, vol. 3, 
448), gives in the list of the MayDowerites :— " Mr Steven Hopkins A Elisa- 
beth his wife, A 2 children caled Gilea A Constanta a doufchter, both bfl 
former wife ; and 2 more by this wife caled Damans A Oeeaous. the but 
was borne at sea, A 2 servants, called Edward Dotey, A Edward I. 
In 1650 be writes, "Mr Hopkins A his wife are now both dead, but tbty 
lived about 20 years in this place, A had one sone A 4 daughters born 
here- Their son became a seaman A dyed at Barbadoea, one daughter 
■dyed here, A two are married, one of them hath 2 children, A one is 
.marry. So their increase which still survive are 5, but his sou Giles il 


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1, 4s hu 4 children. His daughter Constanta is also married, & hath 
I children, all of them living, & one married." (Ibid, page I 
Goodwin, in Ins Pilgrim Republic (page 185), says that the Martini, 
'.•lines and Hopkins joined the Pilgrims iu England. 
Constance (Uopkius) Snow died Oct. 1677. 

Ktcholaa does not mention his daughters in his will, and we snppoee they 
~ their portions when they married. The ages of his children are 
j gnrmrd at, and the order in which they came, and I should he very 
of corrections. Nicholas Snow and Constance (Hopkins) Snow had 

I. L 

Majik,* bora at 

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Hcxaji, born probably at Eastbani 

, about 1C4« 

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Kcsf.<xu. " 

" 1648 



! give Hannah and Rebecca on the authority of Davis's Landmarks of 
luth (page 246). Both married Richards. 

The following is the 

Will of Mcholat Snow. 

tleholae Snow of EasthAm being old tad Inflnn of body but of perfect 
and understanding, not knowing the day of my deiNUtUI* but yet dally 
my last change I think it meet to leave this behind mee as my last will 
i testament. 

I commend my sole Into the arms of God's Mercy through Christ Jesus 
I bope to sleep, and my body to h decent lmrial ; and as concerning my 
of his Goodness has given me. It is my butt will and 
; that ■ dinner It should be disposed of. 

. Mark I give and bequeath all that twenty acres of upland 
Nam«kaket where his house now stands, and two acres of meadow, and 
> broken marsh thereof mine at Namskakcit. Item, two thirds of my great 
8atn< next the Indian Ground, and that side of my lott west of 

i land I uim. and his heirs Ian fully begotten of his body for- 

I what he can purchase more of upland and meadow of the Indians 
i Satockett, I give to him all this ahnveaald land* or meadow or marsh 
i »ed, I give to him and to hi* heir* lawfully begotten of 
I body for 

To my son Joseph Snow I give the other third part of my great lott at 
la aod two acre* and a half of meadow lying nt Namski srthe 

I. and an ne«'k of Qplei a it on the west side of William Tw Innings 

i abuveaald land and meadow I give to my son Joseph Suow, and to his 
By begotlon of bis body forever. 

■ j'hen Snow I glw twenty acres on the south Hide of my 
and ten acres of my little lott at Satuckctt, lying between 
and Kdwanl Rings by the side of a little pond an acre and a half of 
ax the Boat Mi-adow tying between Thomas William* and Samuel 
and that part of my medow at the Great Meadow, that lycth between 
ilah Cooke and the Eel Creek ; ail this aboveeald land and meadow, I give to 
a. sod the heirs lawfully begotten of his body, forever. 
To my sou John Suow. I give all that my laud at l'aomct, purchased 


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or unpurchased whether upland or meadow; and all my right, title or prlvuegt 
at I'aome tt, 1 give to my son John Know and to the heirs lawfully begottoo of 
his body forever. 

It. To roy Hon Jabez Snow I give all my land lying between my honsc and mj 
bm i 'ii"iu i- I'rniM'-. mill »eren acres atl Elm Baas Pond lying ntwau Dan 
and VVUIinm BfOWBI and ■ half .'in acre of mar.-di .»t thfl and of It; and all 
acres of upland at tin- Bentng Pond, and an acre and a half of meadow au 
Silver Springs lying cm the north -ide of William Walkers, and the Cliff of osv 
land adjacent to the nbo\ dow and all the sedge ground about B to 

lam Doanes and that part of my house ho lives in as long as ray wife or I do 

Item. I give him two acres of meadow at the Great Meadow lying betwatl 
the Eel Greek and Joseph Harding*. 

Item. To my sou Jabez I give that my four acres of meadow at Billingsgate 
due to me unlay ed out, all this aforesaid uplaud and meadow 1 give to my boo 
Jabez Snow, and the heirs of his body lawfully begotton forever. 

This in> iiicmlmv about my limine I gift Eb "iv SOU ..label. 

Item. I give to my loving wife Constant Snow all my stock of cattle, sheep, 
horses, swine whatsoever to be at her disposal! for her comfort and support of 
her life with all the moveable goods I am possessed of; and after her deccaat 
stock and moveables to be equally divided amongst all my chlldri-u . 

Item. To my wife I give the pte. and disposal of that part of my house shM 
now dwells In during her life time, and after her death to be my uona, Jsba 

Item. I give to my loving wife that ten acres of upland att Porchett and tt 
on Billingsgate Island, for her disposal! for the comfort of her life-, bat If *btt 

II not, and lean » mod of I give It then to my son SU'v.mi • 

that 20 acres of upland att Billingsgate If my wife leaves It undisposed of, 
to be my sons Jaber. Snow. 

I do give to the Church at F.astham for the furniture of the Table of the 
with pewter, or other. I do say I do give ten shillings out of my estate 
my wife's decease. 

That this Is my last Will andJTcstoment I haw sett my hand and seal, 
fourteuih day of November, one tliousaud six hundred and seventy and six. 

Witnessed, signed and sealed, 
In the presence of us : 
8am UKL TlUUT 
TuoMAS 1'AIXB, Snr. 

Niciioj.As Snow. 

It is my desire that Dea. Samuel Freeman and John Mayo would oversee lh« 
same ami faithful performance of this my last will and Uwtamenl; and be h«" 
in any case of need concerning the same. 

Above transcribed from the Record at Plymouth by mo Joslah Paine. 
(Original orthography followed.) 

2. Mark" Snow (Nicholas'), born May 9, 1628; was a man of 
usefulness and influence Iu 1679 " Seloct Courts" "being 
lis lied by law, Capt Jonathan Sparrow, Mr Mark Suow & Ml 
Donne were commissioned to hold them in this town." In 
Mark Snow was chosen deputy, aud continued deputy for six 
In 166? Mark Suow was chosen selectman, and was self 
eighteen years. In 1663 he was chosen town clerk, and waa 
clerk fifteen years. He died in 1C95, in Eastham. He 
1st, probably in Eanham. Jan. 18, 1655, Anne Cook, daughter 
Josiah Cook, and had one child : 

18. I. Ajcme 3 Snow, born In Eastham, July 7, 165«; the mother died Jn 
25, lO!. Mark Snow married 2d. Jane Prence, Jan. 9, 1600, 1 
ter of Gov. ThomaB aud Mary (Collier) Prence. She wan born 
Duxbury, Nov. 1, 1637; died at Harwich, about 1711. " Wl 
Jane Snow admitted to church in Harwich, April, 1701." 

The 8nou> Genealogy. 


by second wife, all born in Eastham : 

Mary. 9 b. Nov. 80, 1661. 
14 1 1 'i *». b. Dec. 6. 1663. 

It. Eutasnii. b. Mag died Jan. 18, 1675. 

14. v. \CG8. 

ri. RiRiii. ' ieri. 

1*. Til. Pkkxck. b. May 23. |«74 : d. May 24, 1742. 

Till. EMZ-UiKtu. b. June 23. 1«76| d. March 22. 1677-8. 
HaXXaJI. b. Sept. 16, lt>"9. 

doe* not mention his daughter* in his will, which is as follows: 

mU of Mark Snow. 

name of God Amen. I Mark Snow of Eastham being weak of body 

ind oilnd aud disposing memory, do make this my last will and tcst»- 

i manner and form following. That Is to say. first and principally I 

my soul unto God that gar* :t la aopafn] aarantaoa of » blessed resur- 

ai yc last day In and through ye merits of my blessed redeemer ; and 

ilt my body to ye earth fron n to \u: ili-cently 

it;. a of my executor hereafter named. As for my temporal 

I that ye Lord bath leut unto me I dispose of that as follow ■■th 

.re unto my son, Nicholas, a parcel of land where his house 
eouif •ntv and six acres, according to bounds set down in ye 

•ti two acres of meadow lying at ye he 
let. according la record as above said. 
laufi onto my son, Nicholas ye one half of my lot of land lying at 

talockctt, between Jonathan Bang* and ye Indian land. I give unto my son 
Babuiaa, ye one half of a parcel of meadow lying In ye township of Yarmouth 
B S place railed yo Blue Meadow In ye south side of Bass Klvi r. 

my son Thomas Snow ye extra half of my lot where his house 
land* oo that *Me and next the Indian range, nod ye one half of in« meadow in 
TaraooUi yt above specified meadow. 
It. I give onto my son Prince Snow after my wife's decease or widowhood, 
«7 now dwelling house, and all ye land adjoining and fifteen acres of laud above 
« common road according to bounds specified In ye record abovesaid. 1 give 
may son Prince Snow three acres of meadow that Ilea below my now dwelling 
Id«k ■cenrding to bounds set down in yi > '. >>r< aMOUed book ■■!' 

I i, una- Snow an acre oi innd at. yi- norllienniist end 

ay lot In yc old acids commonly so-called and another small division of land 
quarters of an acre of land lying in ye before specified old 
U4d at 8atm llnslgn Bangs and Thomas Freeman. 

It. T gire to my sou l'rinco Suow ye remainder of my lot of land in ye 

- perilled Indian fields after my wife's decease. 
II. I ei<- holes and Thomas my lot of land containing three 

tens of land according to record lying between John Preemana pasGore and ye 
amnion road. I give unto my son Prince after my wife's decease an acre and 
l half of meadow ween James Cole and Stephen Hopkins in Namskaket 

■endow according to bounds specified in ye before specified records. AH my 
■ad that lie undivided after my wife's decease I give aud bequeath to my three 
ana, Nicholas Thomas and Prince to be equally divided between them. 

It l gi.. .. nth to my loving wife .lutic Snow all my whole personal 

state after my debts and funeral charges are paid. I do appoint my loving 
rtfc . J :uy whole and sole executor after my decease. It. I givo to 

j, Plrtni ray musket cat-box and cutlass and one pistol. I give to 

my back sword and on« pistol, It- I give to my grand- 
I Jonathan Snow my carbine. Tu ye truth and verity hereof I have set my 
I and seal this twenty and third day oi November l»a>4. 

I ft sealed in the MARK SNOW. 

presence of as 


Tuonan Ckoaby Jr. 
. bam Sparrow. 

from Barnstable Court Probate Records, Book 1. 
xlvil 8* 


Hope Allen of Boston. 


He applied for permission to be freeman in 1655. and was received 
He is ou the lists of those able to bear arms iu 1643, with a crocs -f- ut lui 
name. He was not 16 then. 

All my dates are corrected by Mr. Josiah Paine of Harwich, and 1 bars 

maile a thorough study of Plymouth Colony Records, Freeman'* lli*tor» 

of Cape Cod, aud N. E. Hist, and Gen. Registers, and am indebted to Mr. b\ 

F. Cummings of Salt Lake City for some facts, I shall be glad to receive 

anv facts or corrections. Address Mrs. Charles L. Aldeu, 4 Gale Place, 

Troy, N. Y. 

[To t* continued.) 


By Orrim P. Allen, E«q., of Palmer, Mass. 

Thk first glimpse we get of Hope Allen, is found in the Boston Town 
Records (Second Report of Record Commissioners of Boston): Tbe 
29th 7 mo, 1651. At a meeting this Day of the Select men, Hope Alias, 
a Currier, is admitted an inhabitant." — (page 106). On May 14, 1660, 
Hope Allen and wife Rachel of Boston sell for X400 to Samuel Bennett, 
their new dwelling house in Boston. May 31, 1G60, he purchased 440 
acres of land on Casco River (now Portland, Me.), of George Cleeve*. 
May 23, 1666, he petitions the court that tanners aud shoemakers may us 
exercise the trade of a currier. May 31, 1670, he is fined £10 for allowing 
his daughter to marry Mr. Deacou without the prescribed form of being 

His will was written in Boston, May .3, 1677, and may be aeen in tafl 
Suffolk Probate Records, as well as an inventory of bis estate made July 
27, 1G77, valued at £660 — exclusive of tbe property in Falmouth. 

Hope Allen's family, with tbe exception of Edward, aud the daughter 
who married Mr. Deacon, are found on the Boston Records as follows: 

Edward, b. probably before 1660. 

Daiuclitcr, nnmc not known; in. Mr. Deacon, about 1670. 

Jacob, b. Feb. 22, 1653. 

Joseph, b. Oct. 4, 1655. 

Leah, b. May 16. 1691 1 d- -Tuly », 1667. 

mIk™*' } b. June 16, 1659. Martha d. young. 

vlll. Benjamin, b. Jan. 10, 1641. 

lx. Martha, b. Mar. 30, 1694. 

x. Rachel, bapt. Ititb 7 mo. 1666. 

Of the above, Jacob, Joseph, Rachel, Mary and Benjamin were bapt. 
the First Church, 1 6th 7 mo. 1666. His wife Rachel d. about 1 W 
He m. (2) Mary , about 1669. She d. 1670. Child: 

xl. John. b. Nov. 24, 1670; bapt. 20th 9 mo. 1670. 




-.about 1671. Children: 

He in. (3) Hannah - 

Sli. iSS^.}*. 8^6, 1671. 

xiv. Dkbokah, b. Mar. 26. 1674; bapt. 2»th 1 mo. 1674. 

xv. Racukl, b. May 16, 1676. 

xvt. IIofk, b. June 18, 1677. 


Notes and Queries. 


Hope Allen, ten., died probably in Jnne or July, 1677. His widow 
married Richard Knight, about 1683. In his will Ilopu Allen 
rises the 400 acres of land in Falmouth to his eldest son Edward, and 
portion to his wife Hannah and children Jacob, Benjamin, Alury. Elizabeth 
Deborah. His youngest child Hope was not then boru; from this it 
appear that the rest of his children were deceased. His son Ehvard 
tiled in Dover, N. II.; be had a son Edward boru in Boston, July 11, 
1671. and Hamiith, bnpt. 20th -I mo. 1675, and probably Jacob, b. in 1 
and possibly others. Edward, sen., resided many years in Dover, about 1 676, 
where he was a prominent mnn, and where he and his wife Surah probably 
died. Hi* son Edward settled early in Nantucket, aud was the progenitor 
of numerous descendants. 

QuK8ia\9.— Who were the parents of Hope Allen? Is It not known just when 
i arrived !: laud, and If SO at what plnre? Who wen the three w Ives 

Hope Allen, aud who were their parents? Who were tbe parents of Sarah, 
I wife of Edward Allen, son of Hope? What won the date of death of K<l- 
and Sarah Allen? Is there Anything known of the after history of Jacob 
Benjamin, sons of Hope Allen? Any Ififonnatiofl co n cerning Um i-imily of 
will be thankfully received by the writer, who Is compiling a gene- 
of bis descendants. 



Cojrmr.nAW and Pkttox.— I wish to protest In the KEflwren against some 
Of tbe mistaken deductions of " Browning's Americans of Hoyal Descent." An 
examination of the latest edition of this work just Issued reveals the repetition 
of two pedigrees for which there Is not the least fonndatlon in fact. 

I hat of t.:»t\t/H<jham of Leltcrkeuuy. Ireland; Philadelphia and Wilkes* 
Baire, Pa. irtcan branch of this family unites with (Wiling 

Sfslnst Browning's assumptive pedigree on p. 603 of this work. Us then 
pye* tbe royal descent of tills hue from Donal the W8* monarch Of In bind. 
■rough Donal-«;.m Mai Sweeney and hie wife Uonora, daughter of I 
MacSweeny, whose daughter h*. states married Alexander Couyugham of Rohs- 
gnll, the known head of the Conyngham line of Pennsylvania. This assump- 
tion be base* not on any examination of documentary BOthoiltlea, hot on a 
terj brief and Imperfect sketch writtcu by myself for auygaliun, not for pub- 
lication, in 1880; sent by mc to Mr. John O'Uart. author of •• IrHh Pedigrees," 
In Dnbtin. as an aid to me examination I wished him to make in rt Conyngham. 
O'llart, to my surprise, printed this sketch In his 2d Ed., pp. 438—1, without 
wen correcting his proof, and llrownlng, without submitting the ir to the 
family llarre, reprinted it hi bis work, errors and all, and, accepl Ing 

the MacSwetrney tradition as fact, has made the wi fe of Alexander Conyngbam 
ofBoeaguil a daughter of the above Donal QeSX Mils Donal Gem dud iu 163C, 
IsBTlag 10 children. Alexander Conyngham of Koasguil died about 1700, loav- 
iBf 10 children. Onlj urn- of Hies..- lived to great age, i.e. Hev. William Conyng- 
bain. b. l'.i'.«:., d. 1783. when his will was probated, aged 88. The others died 
1754. 1769. The eldest sou David died 1769, leaving 10 children, the eldest 
am was b. 1716; on him the estate of Alexander of ltossgull was entailed, 
(apposing the tradition ou p. 433 of O'Hurt to be true, that Alexander of 
all went to Ireland 1600 and became the son-in-law of MacSweeney— which 
reeney. Browning stat.-., wm Doaalwhodied 1U36 — and that "MacSwconcy 
sometime* asce> • son-lu-law the summit of lofty Macklsh, and 

out tbe land taken from him by tbe Plantation of Ulster *' (about 
surely Alexander Cony ug ham must have been born so late In the 10th 


Holes and Queries. 


century, or so early in the 17th century, as to make him lit taut 90 years 
not 100. when his son William kiw barn, 1895. Tn --nt of Ale 

Conynghnm through the Scotch line could have been more easily demon 
by Browning with c&refn! research. It It proper to add that the Omyngham 
family of Pennsylvania knew nothing of bin purpose to publish their 
bis work. 

2. That of Peyton of England and Virginia on p. 193 and 012, In which he 
makes Colonel Valentine Peyton of Virginia the son of John Peyton of Bury 
8t. Edmund (baptized 1690, came to Virginia 1014), and grandson of Thome* 
Peyton of St. Bdmondsbury by Ids wife Cecelia, daughter of t ■ i Bath. 

He makes Ool V.ili-ntlue d. $. p. m., and makes Henry Peyton his brother many 
to Ellen Pai.-kltigton. There is not a scintilla of evidence for all this. CoL 
Valentine Peyton was not the son of John, baptized 1596; he did not d. §. p. w., 
but married and left one son Gerard Peyton. Ills brother Henry did not many 
Ellen Packington. John IVyton iqpra beptittd 1699, did not to mt U Virginia. 
"Henry Peyton, Esquire," the futhrr of CoL Valentine Peyton and Hen 
ton of Virginia, was bom 90, and there Is no tvuitw* tliat he was iho 

grandson of Thomas and Cecelia (Boucher) Peyton. This Peyton conoectioa 
of the Virginia line with the Euglish Hue in Browni 

erroneous. In my work " Virginia Genealogies, - ' p. -4C0, el wj., these dfr 
ductions of Browning arc disproved by documentary evidence. Ti • 
royal descent known in tin- Virginia Peyton lino l» that through Major Robert 
Peyton of Gloucester Co.. Va., whose descendants still Uve In Virginia. I lit 
only male representatives of thin line known are Col. Jesse E. Peyton of HaJ- 
dun Held, N. J., and his sons. Their royal descent comes through Sir William 
Calthorpe. knight, whose granddaughter was wife of 8lr Robert Peyton. Kv, 
of Iselham. 1498-1650. Hobjlck Edwin Uaydes, 

WUkc+Barrt, J'a. 

Wood. — The following record Is copied from an old family Bible which one* 
belonged to Moses Wood of Pompcy, N. V., and now in possession of Amos 
Wood Jr., his grandson, living In East Palermo, Oswego County, N. Y. :— 

Moses Wood his Holy Bible Nov 24 MM 
Moses Wood born Aug. a 1747 married June 7 1707 
Sarah Wood '• Sept 16 1747 

tardea Wood born Sept 21 1709 

Sally Wood 
Daniel Wood 
Sally Wood 
Moses Wood 
A mas a Wood 
Almary Wood 
Il.-nry Wood 
Amos Wood 

S.-[.L5 1772 
May 27 1774 
Feb 17 1777 
Aug 29 1779 
Jan 19 1789 
April 29 1784 
Men. « 1787 

Meli. 20 1789 

Moses Wood, with two brothers Aaron and Nathan, came to Berkshire. Mass. 
He cither accompanied or followed hi- ~i hi Uunlel to Pompcy Hill, N. Y. In INC 
He dW there April 18, 1818- Daniel Wood married Sophia Sims of Andov*. 
Ct., Oct. 6, 18U8, and died 14 July. 1836. Both he and his father Mom-, an 
burled In the I'ompey Hill chnrch-yard. Daniel Wood was father of the late 
Hon. D. P. Wood of gjmcuae, N. Y. 

Can any of your correspondents give me the name of Moses Wood's wife 
Sarah, or anything about Ids family or earlier residence? 

Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, Md. Geougk H. Whjjxmi. 


Vkjctiiik. VrvTRcs. VrsTnors.— Can any one throw light on the history el 
this family, w hicb appeared in Connecticut as early as 1649 at least? The otaa 
appears to have died out. Thu following data are drawn from Savage, Field* 

Notes and Queries. 


Haddam. the N. E. Hi*. and Qsn. BiKMHU, and tfca Colossi S*omd» Will 
for any aid In connecting Elizabeth (Vvulris) Parsons of 
lam with William or Moses. 

• vermes or Vermis of East Haddam, b. 1628; d. July 2. ITO1, 
will datrd March, 1700, name* wl th, who was not his llrst 

tff, and children John, Moses and Susanna Braluard. He was freeman 1664-67. 
at Haddam 1669. Had lot 8 A. ; was sergeant 1676. 
Children i 

it. 6. Oct. 20, 165*. 
iii-UH, b. Jan. 28, 1656. 
Ul- John, b- Dec. 8. 1667, probably in. Lydia Spencer. 

It. Mosjw, bap. Nor. 17, ISf.l, in. ; had: 

1. DtinUl, who had Daniel, Ellas and John. 
S. Jvhn. 3 RtaMff. 
t. 9t 1668; d. Jan. 26. 1764, »86; m. 1688, Daniel Bralnard. 

b- 1666 (Goodwin's Notes, p. 198). 
Mooes Vkctres or Verrars. b. circa 1625; d. drta 1697 (Savage), will 
1498. Inventory filed April 12. 1C92 ! m Jan. 14. 1646. at Hartford. Grace 
"o. 10 on the list of church members, Farmington. Conn.,. Inly 
Us. and Gen. Kkoistkr, xi. 843. xli. SG Ac.). Had a seat In the 
■Ben, 1679-00 (Andrew's .New Britain) . 

V. Sakab, b. 1649; bap. Farmlngton. July 29, 1653, aged 4; d. 1712; m. 
John Brownson. Imp. 16*8 1 d. 1696. 

KACm, b. 1662; Nip. Joly 29, 1C58, as. \ year; m. 8amnel Blakealey. 
.«#. b. 1«54; bap. Feb. 1H. 1R54-5. 
It. Mabt. b. 1656; bap. Feb. 21, 1650 7. d. s. 
t. Moses, b. 1662; bap. Nov. 16, 1662. d. a. 

Buzabcth Vermis, b. circa 1626-7; m. Hartford, April 2, 1661, George 
<if George or Thomas. 

sign Moses Ventrousof Haddam, 1719. left an estate worth £118.14. Was 
>fati»rrof Elizabeth, b. 1710: d. Way 10. 1790. aged 80; m. Mosea Parsons, 
otv u> General Court from Durham. 17:12 to 17387 

• tres was freeman, Haddam. 1730. Daniel, 1758. John, 1730. 
Tlllam was sergeant trainband of H., 1722-3. John, captain of militia, 1778-9. 
Mlsl and John took oath, 1777. Nan* of the name appear in "Connecticut 
i the Revolution." Moses V. was a witness, Walllngford. 1766. 
WUJUm Barri, Pa. Horacx Emvi> Haydxk. 

•>%.— Who was Alice, the wife of Teter Holbrook? He was native of 
where their first child was born 1679 ; removed to Mention about 
aod was deacon, selectman, etc. Alloc died in Mendon. April 29. 1706. 
i was Hannah, v olbrook? Ik- was native of Braintrec, but 

i Mendon. where he was cornet, selectman, etc. ; one of I men 

[■ration of I i:innah died there in 1770 In tier 86th year. 

Holbrook about 1705. 
I was Hannah, wife of John Pond? He was of Wrentham, and they were 
I perhaps 1688. She diet! In Wrentham. 1691. 

m Jonathan Fisher of Wrentham was married 

Aug. 15, 1718? I presume that Fisher was the mau whose will la In 

obaw, dated Dec. 17. 1718, and presented Jan. 12 following, and that 

r. April 14, 1 ri'o. became the wife of John Pond of Wrentham. and 

ledwaj. Fed. If,. 177". in her 7*th year. 

Sarah, the wife of Jonathan French of Northampton? A child was 
ten In 171(0. and his estate was settled In 1725. 
v*a* Mary, the wife of Colonel John Knowlea of Eastham? She was 
r to 1<J90 and her grave-stone says that she died Nov. 7, 1745, In her 
it. Edward D. Harris. 274 Broadway. New York. 

r.— Wanted, the first name of the Webster woman who married Abljah 
town near old Woodbury, Conn. 
. Minn., 139 Aldrich Awnue. Mrs. E. M. Guilford. 


Itotct and Querist. 

Wamjott.— Jonathan Walnott.Tr.. h. Sept. 1. 1770. was the son of 
Jonathan and Mary (Sibley) Walcott. of Saleru Village. Mm. Jonatha 
cott Jr. married about 1693-4, PrlscUla Bayley of Newbury, by w 
to Salem First Church Records, be had a daughter b. 1698-4. And also, i 
to the same record*. Dec. 88, 1718, Sarah and Priscilla, daughter*, of .Te 
Walrott .Ir.. Yr.ra bapti/.rd n» •• adult*." Jonathan Jr. also p 
.", ami at *M* date Priscilla Walcott and also Jonathan J 
of Hoasoboldan. 

Jonathan Jr. paid entire h rates in the years 1709-10-11-12. After the I 
his daughter's baptism tin re serins to be no account. Can any one say 
the family vra* between 16»5 and 1709, and after the dale of 1712? r.i 

Hatwards or Mkxdon axd Miwohd, Mass. — Daniel Hay ward Jr., 

Daniel Sr. and Martha . nerved as a continental soldier lu the early | 

the Revolutionary War. He afterward worked ha the Worcester. Mass. Al 
His wife wan Klenura Davis, ilia sons were Ah- >-xer. 

Aaron, Alexander aud Charles. 

Who was the mother of Daniel Hay ward Jr.? Where la he burled? 
became of his sons? o. v. r. 

242 Harkncn Art., Clntland, Ohio. 

Capt. Joh* McCabtt of New London, Conn., dM while on a return ' 
from the West Indies, in 1604. His wife died soon afterward, leaving four: 
children : 

i. EJiiabtth, married Major Samuel Forman of Syracuse, N. Y. 
11. John, moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin. 
ill. H'bceca. married Schuyler Van Rensselaer of Albany, N. Y. 
Iv. Abhij, twin sister of above, married Handera Van Hc-n&selaer, br 
to Schuyler and sons of ('•>{. l'htilp V. R. of Albany. 
Who was Capt. John McCarty's wife? Was Capt. Richard McCarty. lost! 
In 1779. the father or brother of Capt John? 

Any information in regard to the McCartys of New London, Coi 
thankfully riTi.'iviil. o. v. a. 

242 Harkneu Avt., Clmland, Ohio. 

Wolcott, Srklbt, Pottkr, Smith, Tctrnkb.— Who was Rebecca Wol 
Connecticut, who was born about 17fi0-l, and married about I7M', r.-ipt. .Is 
Turner of Great Barrington? Who was Rebecca Seelcy, who marrn d 
1750-5, Abraham Turner, father of Jabez? Who was Mary Potter, •.- 
about 1725, Capt. Isaac Turner, father of Abraham? Who was Jam- 
who married about 16'J5, Isaac Turner, father of Capt. Isaac? I w 
grateful for any data relating to the above. Horace Edwin ILa> 

WOke+Barri. Pa. 


Ai.dkx Itrmb. — Since my queries appeared in the July number of th* R» 
I have had many answers and many questions, and I will, with the E 
mission, answer many of my own queries. I have visited Plymouth, exaal 
DOrds, gravestones, ami many authorities, and the result U I change allt 
dates of birth In John Alden'a family. He was married between Jui 
and the first part of lfiSs. — the second or third marriage. Mrs. Jane G. Ai 
found her authority for saying: that Priscilla Mnlllnes was of a lit 
family, in Dr. Daird's '•History of Huguenot Bnrigrattoa to America,' 
page 158. Tip r.' ii also a family tradition to that effect. They most have I 
i.cvii-ii iuhI goneto Dorklag England, and Joined the Pilgrims there. MB 
A. Goodwin"* '• Pilgrim Republic," and N. E. Reg., vol. 40, pages 68-3, 
we also and that William Mulllnes left a son William in England, and a ma 
daughter " Sara Bluudvu." This sou came later to Plymouth, a 

2fbie* and Queries. 


land, living on It 1688. freeman 1648. probably died In Brain- 

13. lf.72. Brnlfonl> journal says, in 1650 John Alden had nlevea 

r.n of land 1634, tbe number opposite John Aldcn's name la 

and Davie* assumes It waa 1, but I feci sure It was 8, for Elizabeth 

bUtra In division of cattle May 23. 1*537. John Allien and Priscilla 

inbseb 3 yssxs olil, ami John 1 rm'r. Elizabeth's descendants hare al- 

davd that she wa« " the first white woman born in Hew England," and 

''treat search falls in find another «in. Bai totnbatOM says she 

ySl, 171". in her 94th rear, making her born 1623. John, born I 

wax arms im:i; Breemaa 1648. Hi-* gravestone, discovered la Cartlca 

loetan (see N. B. Reg., vol. 85. pagea 88-3) reads : " Here lyes ye Body 

■iiy, aged 75. Deocaaed March 14, 1701-4." Prom Mr. 

«r»a'» pe»" next appears la Dr. ShtirtletT*. who gives it to 

ataaer Alden. and after his death It is given to Kew • Hd Sooth Church. 

KUlen w»- IT. not 1684; freeman 1657. Jonathan was not the 

son. was not born 1637, bnt 1688 about. His stone. In possession of 
icfca Aidi-n Itrw : larmry, reads : •■ vehody of Jonathan 

•7 In the 65th year of his am." Hutu Alden 
rrtsd In Duxhury. and died in Braintree. 8 mo. 18. 1874. How old waa 
»»vld wan probably youngest son, born 1646. not 1626 (sec Mass. Hiat. 
I, First Be* id was father of Priscilla Alden who inarrled 

fjbaaaahfo' of Stoulmjtoi in Dobanri ■stl also-orf BlhairffJi (who mar- 
in Seahuryi. and not daughter of John Alden. 2d, as \: OOfta] 
«»» grandmother of the flrst Episcopal bishop, Samuel Seabury. 
iilteU settle John Alden's children:— Elizabeth, about 1023; John, 
use* * ..rah, about 1629; Jonuthan, abont 1688; David, about 
Michel 1 aaya •• Zachariah Alden of Dnxhnry" was fathi-rof Anna, who 
ih Snr-11 of BltdgaWattr [the ancestor of lh- port 
H nether this Zachariah was sou or graudson of the Pilgrim I do not 
If son. he was probably dnad or a "mariner" absent, and husband of 
• .is " Mary Alden" in tbe Betflemsnt , or *be may have been Mercy, 
188, John Bun-ill of V. and bad fan 
I Ilka her descendants. I am not sure that Thomas Delano married a 
nay hare married Rebecca " marriageable age in 1861." The Prla- 
„u.» the settlement may hare been the widow, or a daughter. In 
•h Window's funeral, " tbe venerable Johu Alden wl Ula on 
r was present. In 1690. ail were dead but Resolved White. John Cooke 
Mlerton) ('ashman. In 1094 tbe two last were living, and John 
Hi. -the last male survivor of the May (lower, " Nov. 28, 
Video was the " but aarvlror of those who signed the compact.'* 
Mkar information thankfully received. Mrs. l.'n arucs L. Alden. 
Us FUu; Tro 9l A 

IIwtoricax Ikttcllioexck- 

tttCkt. RsraTa* nt Rnolaxti-— The following article is copied from the 
jr»f-f..ny TVaaieWpj of August 28, 1888, too late for Insertion In our 
' number : — 
Bditor of la* Boston TVtfaaerfn* • 1 clip from one of yonr recent issues 
log paragraph, presnmlng that it came originally from a Providence 

■h of Providence has found stowed away 1n an old trunk belong- 
la mother, papers which it la claimed will establish the claim of the 
Ick I 8187.000,000 which have been In the Court of Chancery 

iartd . m. The money waa left in 176B by Sir Andrew Ckadwlck, 

bile a surgeon of dragoons, serving under Marlborough, bad tbe good 
i to atop a pair of runaway horses which had bolted with Queen Anne, 
a reeojjult ■ ■ service, willed him a goodly estate from the Crown 

an relatives had not shared his fortune and were never remembered 
Andrew in his greatness, there was difficulty in rinding In- beln. The 
apa>- i chancellor, and i- the estate now 

•■ourt by the Duke of Bridge-water, who makes £20,000 a year 
the Job." 


Note* and Queries. 

Of conrs* I hare not Men the documents in Mr. Booth's possession. But I 
a Md fact that for many jeers Americans have been deluded into spending l 
money, and peace of mind more valuable Uian either, in the vain pursuit of I 
enormous estates, " waiting heirs," "In the custody of the Lord Chancellor," 
the " vaults of the Bank of England," which I believe have proved, " 
unattainable as Captain Kldd's burled treasure. The American legation In 7 
baa been so persecuted by applications for aid In these researches, thai i 
years ago a circular was Issued by the then American minister, copies of wl 
can readily be obtained from the StaU- Department at Washington 
authoritatively that there are no such sums awaiting the acceptance of 
claimants and that nothing but loss has resulted from every similar 
In thr present case, I would point out. that then- i» no Duke nf H: 

The la»i Duke of Brldgewater, the patron of Brlnley, died In 1£03, ami i 
Karl of Brldgewater (the originator of the well-known " Bridguwatcr treatises* 
In 1829. To conceive that any dnke of Brldgewater or anything else, she " 

>> ployed by the Court of Chancery to manage estates which have_~ 
nnclalmed for 12ft years, having been origiually Crown lauds wlUe 
Anne, involves more perversloi in law and history than could 

crowded iuto so short a compass without effort. Histoh 

ifeey, Aug. 89. 

bog after the above note appeared, the London correspondent of one i 
our papers, who could not possibly have seen ray article, mentioned the case i 
length. OOnflnn a.-m.-ut that it was purr delusion, audpo.- 

I had done, the absurdity of Introducing the Brldgewater title In I 
Is to be hoped that the reinsertion of the note In the Register may 

l«ostcrous pursuit for unclaimed estates which excr< 
baneful iiMlui-iii e on many New-England families. In the past year 1 was 
suited h to the possibility of getting evidence of the marriage of a certain 1 
becanae her descendants represented a family which had emigrated from 
Orkneys early in the last century, and were entitled to great estates i 

The father of the present Lord Iuchlquin, whom everybody In Ire! 
to be the undoubted head of the • KBrtana, on succeeding to his title at l:i 
of Lord Thoinond— a succession not in the least contested, and as certain 
Queen Victoria's — luul to prove to the House of Lords the lawful birth and i 
rlage of every ancestor back to the reign of Queen Elizabeth, when his br 
» nit-lens separated. The expense, for a not over rich man. was 
serious, though the matter was one of pure formality, and nothing but a 
honor, luvolvlug uo estates, was at issue. What It would cost to clinch a i 
of births at present unknown, in a genealogical chain which would nun < 
representative of some early New-England emigrant to " nnclalmed ■ estat 
If than e*Mf w«re xuch a thing — la beyond the power of Rider Haggard 
Imagine. Wtuxu* Evejieit. 

yuincy, 14 December. 

Lewis am> Clarke's Expedition over the Kocict MonrTAWs.— Dr. 

Coues has been actively engaged preparing a new and important edit 
Lewll and Clarke's Espedltlon over the Rocky Mountain-* in die vcars 
1605 and 180G, which will be published shortly by Fram-is I'. Harper, 

It. will Com prise a faithful reprintof the Philadelphia edition of 1814 . the 1 
and only cinpleie one, with a bibliographical preface, biographical abet 
and numerous valimMe explanatory, ethnological, geographical and sclent 
notes to the text by the editor. Maps, plates, and an index to the entire 
will be added. 

Dr. Coues Is well fitted for this task, having made a specialty of the Ut 
of the Lewis and Clarke Expedition, and has been over the entire ground 
explored. This new edition, which will bo limited, will entirely supersede 

Joi.k.\alop Sergeant Jona Hawks, 1748.— Some years ago I found in the] 
Archives of Massachusetts the fragment of a Journal with 
wrongly Indexed M. of 172.'.. but Which I Indentlfled as that kept 
HawkV-of Fort Massachusetts farm — on Ills return from an embassy to 
to exchange prisoners in 1748. It covers the period from his parting with I 

18*3.] Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society. 


franca escort at the bead of Black R M, to his arrival at Docrflcld, 

Lftfl to. with Samuel Allen one of i r-Uoners- 

Is. where is the drst part of thla Journal/ QaoMB B 
D~tfi*U, Mas* 

ic* is ; l'ua-.uurios. — Persons of t! tianiea arc advised to 

the com i ynealogies will. Meonla of their own for 

lnf- -.fill. We would suggest that 

family hi: :ited, 

ag of other oiBcea, 
with pl&< i 
of liirth». mam 

lodld alt 1" full If possible. No Inilluls should 

I the full names are know n . 

■«». — The- Buffalo Historical Society at a late meeting took the following 

Bnoterrf.— That Q C. Grav- 'r ttu 

isj4e»>- leoealogtcal I • f Um Qmvee Family In 

■nVi • a member of UiU Society, ha» been engaged In compiling 

■ >rs." 

"his history wID be puliUclicd oh soon as the records of late generation* hare 

s fnmlabed th. the carl) ramily In this 

!>•' -^ Uu C. Grave*. 32 Merchants Exchange, Buffalo, X. Y. 

taaanlca anv member of the faintlr, giving information, arc 

trt.fjj ng, Information concerning 

kbove family are re«]ue»tud to communicate \ 
who uon the genealogy of the Wnllbrldge OX 

family In this country and Canada - W G. Wultbrldge, 


T»« Fviitor would inform the Society, that the sketches prepared 
the Rujistkr are iiece&nurilj brief in consequence of the litu 

which can be appropriate!. Ail the mots, however, which can be 
_»d are re- be Archives of the Society, aud will aid in moi.- 

..-. for which ■■■■ ■ Towufl Memorial Fund," the gift of the 
n B. Towne, is provided. Four volomi ' at the charge 

Ii jioitiAt, Bioobapii liled bj the Commit- 

fecaorinU. have been issued. They cotitaiu meoioirs of all the 
er» who have died from the organization of the society to the year 
ii. |. ■ is. 

. ■ D itv.X. H.. on Tuesday, 13 s 
few days afterward, his remains were conveyed to the cenie- 
- jwrvnr*. under "escort of manv of hi- i-ompaulons In an 'clals 

Uk -nd present members of the school committee and teachj 

a la, The schools were closed audi 

bat At tokens, on earth ofresi ijonored citizen. 

ttotllM «m born at New bun-port. 9 February. 1817, son of t-li a 
ju) Kit, iwyer) Bollius of tluit town; wae iUt.^1 for culleg at the 

UM f fo and was graduated at Dartmouth with the class of 



Book Notke$. 


183G. becoming A.M. in 163». For some j was an Instructor at fljt 

Academy, and principal of the Lunenburg >ol; for four years he was i 

accountant of the pttchburg Railroad In It* Boston office; for eleven yean 

wan the book-keeper and pay-mailer of the Essex Company at Lawrence; to 
thirteen years he was Chi ( the Pacinv MilN. for r-lght year- 

cashleroi Baakinthl wa»ana.« 

Clearing bToOMOf the Boston banks ami superintendent of a mining eulerpr 

in Colon 

i • these many year* of active and honorable business life, he served | 
to* n nhurg as town clerk and school committee for four years ; 

City of Law nod 01 mayor for two yean-, as a member of the school commit 
for thirty-five years, and as Its Mperinl schools. For many years I 

was * r — -. i - 1 - - • of !!.■• Essex Savings Itauk. In 1869-3 he sraa captatl 
Fourth Begrineiii Ma.«. Volunteers, and BO* tithe Louisiana cam i 

Mr. Rollins was elected a member of tb< and Historic Genea 

I . and became a life member In 1872. He was an honorary me 
ber of the Historical Society of Wisconsin, and a member of the Harli 

II.- DKDadiate nncefirv. tor Mvetal generations, ltad the singular Infell. 
ng i .in:'].' aon, ami to this Inheritance he was a 

irtunetoIOM hll mother la his ninth year, ami his father In 
tcenth. Known In youth as the promising, talented son of onr ol i 
ilar and admired gentlemen of New bo 

longlifV ■ — .1 in In- ri.Hii.i- lit lUtl«3 

He was possessed of a gentle soul and a genial humor. His temperament 
scholarly. u<j it is early vocation as a M 

reading wn« wld*- and nil Information accurate beyond that of ordinary 4 
!!*• wrote a felicitous, robust prose and was unusually happy in occasional ri 

■ivhlch appeared in the nuigazines of u generation ago. 
and j I ■ I ll t-diatc branch of the 

(anally, and had an extensive collection of material for that of 
branch, which la pra oer red in US. in Ma hour-; of recreation an<i vn< 
had gathered a mlneralogtoa] cabinet which, duly labelled and catalog 
mted, upon M5 ^ departure u< the war, to the library of tl 
i i 'miiig his iiniitun ai career, be kept a Journal of cventa i 

ooearrenoes, a tank for whirh tti ollarly ojosl 

Be had i ii. rh oanaa of honor ami Ida integrity was spotless. Itwaahlai 
for a periotl of years, to serve as the dlatmrslng agent for some of the 
corporations of Massni-iniM'ii-. whan thonnanrtili Donated to millions, 
through nil bands, a Ith ml deflk menl or the shadow of a suspicion. In all i 
blghatattoni ha ma called to mi. both public and private, hi* demeanor • 
and gracious, unaffected ami ill 
Mr. ltolllns married, SO November, 1844, Miss Sarah Stearns Pattet 
daughter of Dai Jtmea and Sarah i, of Lunenburg, whj 

■ ri. 18 March, i--'i. Mr-. Rc-Ulns dad si Lawrence, 80 A ugu 
Of their ohOdren two lurvive— Ellaabeth, wife of Rev. F. <:. Saure, of D« 

N. II, and William ll.rb.rl Koliins Ml.., |i MU. of this eity. 


The editor reqnem persons lending books for notice to since, fot die infonnstxie 
read. of each book, with iln- amount to be added hi pottage when *eut I 


8/ MnasachturUs History. 77k SetUerMtl of / 
MiroMrap; A Study of Church <iml Tov 
CHaRXJbI F&aXCIS AniM.r Boston and New Fori i Hough l< ii. M 
18M. The Riverside Press. Cambridge, tflma ; 9 rob, ; IT' '•>■'•" 

TJf ■ alone. An Addrtum in Commemoration of rfc On 

Annivertart/ of th* Ineoi . . M ■•,.- 

Itv CBaJU mbrldgc: John Wilson t Son. i»r 

University Press. 1892. Pamphlet, 8vo.; pp. 59. 



it two bound volnmcs arc. in fact. one. The second begins with page 
id Kids, wish .in Ind mss ••' page 1001 Two li:rlit and 

books ar>- not bardi bold In raiding, sot too 

wnj. t. r bagged for perusal during a railroad or steamboat 

Tbf > comery and nurfeced t<> resist dust, and the 

ample space between the lines, The date of the year constantly 
rs at the top of the page, referring to the test below, and there I 
int additional eon sentence- of a revcr the day of the month 

m, corrr.«j>onii' n tweau tb« old and new rl 

three episodes are : the* i Boston Bay; the autlnomlaa coi.- 

•jv ao called; and the evoli be author's plac 

loey. I '» at the time of the white man's Brat appearaooe 

That date was 1«52.1, and In the Interval the place ba* Imr - 
dm of Mount Wollaston. Bralntne and Quincy For ■ 
re* episodes mi-- itrlde apart, but they have something 

iim.n. a» the author demotulratea and audi r trie portraiture they ippeai 
- pendeol from one stem, in- En hi- mi the 

■.ttne through certain Investigation! made 

settlement of tbe neighboring town ol Wey« 
at prompting was In the Brat Distance only to tbe prod;: 
y of Quiucy. but the theme broadened in contemplation a* DC proceeded, 
la reaalt was tl historical discussion i-ntitii 

t pan nib deals with the history of i,> MO in 

than are many torles, out tin characteristic and nv be 

the pictii: - of record have li.en *ed sought out, and Ma 

resented in Steal order, lucidly, and with much sage commentary. 

Is method, and under the aothor*a Bkllful treatment, the local read 
nt baa no i oroplaln, and those identified 

towns of Massachusetts, an benefited 
cted light which this narration < Braintz-ee 

for uinminntion of contemporary records la 
; wbl anger and ntudent, who desire* onlj ^ typical Instan 

i. need search no farther, tfnrtbermore, tha 
ctlon la, as the author Intimates, that In the rletSMtodee 
other of the ancient towns of M ma] be ttadted, in 

mre. the mutations of tbe nation's blstoiy (thai which has been or will 

Inca tha same othlca] ol pr Iples bnve sway In the little and 

eativpnhii i what the author has to say tinder thiatltis 

i town of Qnlncy will prove tlif most Interesting of the three chapters; 

i Is Inclined to think that it 1» a case of seeming bast 

*e appearing last. .Indeed by the literary canons, the second in succession, 

conl eray. should have the palm; while in the fl 
■ehasetts or New K upland b llscusslon, the first, or that relating 

beginning" of civilization on l at. Is the most valuable. 

irked, that to a considerable extent thin product of Mr. A 
aiot new to readers of cam rlcsl literature; bul value 

Dto permanent form ami mads readily 

.•ratified in finding so mnch of inform. n son. 

and, aa regards many of them, embodied 
■t manner to be Mortising, here brought together and fused Into 
tncy and made intelligible. Whoever, hereafter, will write of New 

irsof thai history nr with refer* 

l to have Mi • Idams'g two handy v olumcs 

he aid the] ly In partly consequent apon thetw rough- 

y abnndani 

>n tbe .mil >>f passing an Independent 

lent upon all mooted points; therein, in some in- lnj| an 

sJ and nor. personal Interpretations are not alt likely to have 

Htsll will Ik- scanned because of their evident sincerity 

rhat h the beginnings of New Knglsnd, the atitlici 

•- M9" and 1498 of Sebastian Psbol 
things of Cap! John Smith, In 1614; bnt Sir 


Book XoticM. 


d '.nanilo Corses 1b qnite distinctly limned as the colossal figure In that 
After some account of i Jorges' prtor ro Hilary . - pa 

e period b e t we en 1601 and W B allltarj governor of Plymouth. I 

England, and r about tint BtrJ 

Pophatn, chief Ji To Popham's Influence is attr 

aal cd lu i royal .- • .to the London and one la the Plj 

pony. Popham sad Georgi 
whose territory took in the whole coast from thr Potomac Klvei 
ran I Breton. Each of Iteae dhrnltarles seat oat an cxperiltkm la lj 

i . ■ or a period of yean Oorgai 
t< > In- or Indlrectlj through hit 

the DM colonization In what is now Mns^ 

rim Fathers wen lofloenced la their decision to cornc to Nev 

. ■ 

uli lilm. ' Ine of Ui 
upon the patent hy which thi nomoln Is that 

linando Qorgea. Weston I me hither In 1622. and located at wt 

Is novr V^eyraoatb) under Robed Gorges, son of Fcrdlt 

■xrJvi i ninth in L6S8, Inteadloa a permanent settlement. 11 

official title aa *• Llentonanl of the I ouni U foi New Bnglaad") theorlj 

company having bono me rged Into tins Cooncl he maaqni 

llobort Gorki's was also styled •• Governor of 
foiititrv," meaning ..f his first acts on getting ashore 

toaccooBl for misdoings and i ! Ferdinand*/* 

tercets. The two met at Fly month. To the wordy dispute 

prim oflkdala wrn- lisi-inr*. and in what was said and done both Weatoal 
Hi.- paramount authority of Gorges as "Governor i 

thr COOBl i 

The Weston attempt at settlement at Weymouth was, ss Mr. Adam- 
a failure: hot that of Robert Gorges, though not a 

Qorgat inteiiti"ii>. ami (hough unimportant as ret] umbCI Of set 

■ ■:- wa» n piriiiai -i; wherefore, Mr. Ad 

ram the year 1688. aa Mr. Ada 
explain-, il.i-. , qx dittos, ol Robert Gorges would have been a formidable 
could it bars been wi it suataiai ii In England. It waa organized ao1 
trade, as I u case i K '■"•■'. but for government and ecclesiastical rule, 
•ymen of the Church of England, as onr author conclndes. were 
Morrell, who was certainly at Wt md wrote a poem there which he ; 

liabed I afteiwaidti dm Bov. Ka- Blac • bo at a later dsti I 

f oiinii cablaed oo tin pe of the Sbawmnt peninsula. Mr. Adams i 

men; j u to this ittnatton of arrairs upon New England's shores 

-.may it iiiu»L lime ■ :i ii -• • i to the Pilgrims, and suggests! 
.•in have asked thcinselve- if i he earth <li«l Indeed contain no 
neas > that aa Establish auld not follow them Into H 

secnte." Happily, a-, he I not bti 

> i ii'- -i lit, nor did t h<- new ly arrive*! Gorges goTcruutvul have the fc 
■I ooarj " 'i to pi rai ootc bad Ll baan aa dlapa d. 

Still, so for a- bnmaa fbrealght could then discern, the fore- n 
at liiinil fur tin- e\pi iliiini) i\:i- ile-igni-il to be the first step lu a greater 
gruilou which should bring Fer41naode hlmaelf to Haw England, as Its 
Ti.-i.-il of the country. This grand Gorges scheme fall 

ol nej rod active support In I Robert Gorge* baring wh 

at \Vf> oi. .iu!i. was glad to get awn- He sailed with 

of his company, tlrst for what Is now PorURDOatb, N. II.. and then 
g a remnant (whether agreeably to tbernseli 
Wivini.nth. Of this ranmaot a part, as Mr. Adams belleresar d ••toe 

Mt situations. In the Bay, namely Blackslouc to Shawms 
Mavertefc to Winn, -.iiiiiin t. and Walford to Charicstown, leaving among hat 
at v7evmoath the . Ii lorrvll. William Jeffreys and John lluraley. 

these. Morrell diil n 4 hut the others, the number being unknot 

continued aud made the permanent settlement. 

Besides these, Thomas Morton was present during a part of these < 
at Mt. WollnMoTi. In t.lm year |.; fore Wtnthrop arrived. . 

Christopher Gardner made hi* abode near the Neponaet river, as Is conje 


Book Xoticca. 


!>»' cnpled the Inland In Bo»ton hiirbor which still bears 

nan-., or iit-ur by In 1630- I lie 

tot Drought oat toy Mr. Adam .rrntion of fumilior facts 

all tiMiee persons, tbu« scattered along tl ft ton \v.\- 

i Uj w b»t - 
or another, concerned in soma of the <;■ rges movement 

. irds and a certain Identity with ' 

' ■■!•■>• anil lli< ;r SCTTM ll not of tin 

• r. Mr. Adams des.M - them an " iIit Episcopalian advance guard of 

Puritan emigration, tboae composing which had, when Wlnthrop nr-t mailed 

>Bo»too. Bay, already for seven years been living on its shores." Furtlier- 

bulk of then were In tl the matter t h • j 

pUnu-rs,"' frequently referred' to in MaMaChoaetta documents and writings 

date. Mr. Allans does not in isons for concluding 

tlhese old planters were an advance gunnl sent onl l>y Qorgi >. the prei or* 

yy Inleutloo. of a firm Episcopalian Massachusetts. He 

i that previously in a paper read befor Historical 

od published in its '• Proccedln 3. That Interpn tiiinn inning 

rtean jean with itlon, and perhaps wtthoul challenge, 

kplac- hall say unwarrantably?) assumes lias dutu for bis 

it narrat I 

llngly. wh< " and Wlnthrop reached these 

And the country, as has sometimes beeu portrayed and i 

i nature, a land of "woods and Indians," nor even ->f 

i, Indians and Sal inittoadeu ed under n < inch ss 

guard" of tin- pr< ro so, it may he sur- 

tbat the i. having an Indl II disposed 

ftnot these tender plants, or at least to freeze them onl the 

>i was removed root and branch, and Its on net SSOl a 

rr >re long found the role of the "I ren" 

d, and with not less politeness, it may be presumed than, 

was man those brethren in the departure of 

rdniT, he was " «HenjIssed In peace." The former found a 

>il» Uklue In Kli the latter withl >rges patent 

Valford, as Mr. Adams intimates, had no lit t ■ r treatment Hian any 

blacksmith who hod "confronted the ant would havegotu 

In R rles* day. He was banished to Fortsmoutn. Mi. iiil; 

jlrrat^l after a fusbluu, though in a crisis he was commanded to P 

-ideof the channel, where he oonld be better watched 
his island home. Those who lingered :»i Weymouth seen to have 
t so offence, but to have accepted Itable, and become merged in the 

I communitT which grew op there. 

_> were n<»t done in a corner. All England bad opportunity to 
oklng note <>f the proceedings w the high oouxte of the 
-. may be called the war of the royal charters WU fought onl 
l oadof this Mr. Adams gives a concise and luminous account. U id the 
i circumstance* ' orges the occupancy of the M 

coast by his straggling bands of settlers, might have proved to be a 
fart; bat In the end. as our author makes it clear, Qorges dl 
Uw not Ice* colossal figure of John Wlnthrop Is beheld firmly seated 
chair of authority. 

recognizing the fitness of its 
that "In a narrow sense it is a bleton of the 
owevei distant the situation : " which the 
• ill dnd that there is, at least, a thread of clrcnrn- 
lent municipality. Thns, n compcndlons his- 
i trlj period, i^ ■ •■ book, aud therebj 

fdngs, that two of the victories of the 
- StandisL on Msaaaohosetta aoQ, at Mount 

and at WcMaguasct : and that both Weston's party of adventurers 
! euccessors of the llobert Gorges expedition might have perished on 
dismal «bore* w f Boston Bay, hsd it not beeu for timely uud generous, 
from Plymouth od I 'ambridgc nre the scenes of the fJerec 

controversy, but in the narration Mount Wollaston early comes into 
rouxnii. !»• 


Book Notices. 


Tlew as the parish, or parochial vineyard, of Rev. Mr. Wheelwright, whence I 
■ston to preach what proved to be (d 

ourae And when an wis over, and only tl 
f doom remained to be executed. Mount Wullaston attain appears : 
iiist renting place of Mrs. Hutchinson in her tourney of banishment. On I 
the hut days of March. 1638, she took passage in a boat at Boston for the M 
when and bad a (ana tad where, besides the miuUter v, 

two other mm oi adhereuu, William i 

and Alberton Bongo, were propdetors. 01 Coddmgtoa there la at 
official record to date, concerning certain school lands which 

the municipality ft hhn; end of Soogfl there la a perpetual memorial 

■ Bough e neek." a favorite i te elde resort. 
Of ( apt. Wollaston, whose name it preserves, the author relate* j 

i an be told; ar of Thomas Morton, iordi 

tdftorj ajM romance, and al*o poetry, such as 
nito their keep mi:, be gives a particular ami lively description. It 
■- Antinoruian " part of the book all. or nearly all, the greet chiefs of the ] 
tan eotonj O' brought into view end dl» 

or theological aspect or both. The aathor makei i • of his dl 

their theology and of their standards ol i the glTSO ceoo It 

to an • ulina. that thla " episode " night be writt. .oitc 

vein | but the uuthor is full and candid In his presentation of the facta, ai 

nuinporary and other writings bearing u; • 
j ■-• i 
Ibebook wBl be widely read and mnch enjoyed, and will And a place it 
Han's library or other library organized with an historical Oepartn le 
la not to be regarded as a finality, for in certain respects it- is rather* I* c 
and opens up new fields for investigation and narration: and it is ererywto 
valuable as a guide. The trend of things from 
through period* of various length) t i end trai author 

It is a suggestive hook, and on sonic point,-, may go farther than to sugg< 
may provoke a taking up of the pan by another historian. < if the ureal i 
tudeof Interesting matters touched upon, dwelt upon, or allui' 
of fifty-six pages length bean witness. 

-. though uot of special importance, have caught the i 
on as seeming to demand a query point. For prevision** i 
tin •>■ iiitiv be mentioned. Twice, at the phrase •• nn< 

signifying a ship's starting upon herTOjage, in Ms a mingling of two fl 
Ideas, corerlng two events which stand in the relation of canoe and 
When the auchor has been weighed the ship instantly goto under way ; but 1 
"Weigh" in the one case stands in no etymological relation whatever to 
'• in the other case. 

The ftl-'<Lemeiit on pituc 2:13 as to Llie original Dorchester settler)* 1» : 

locality where the whole company Anally settled down was the historical Da 
Chester Heights, now better known as South Boston." The expression " flo 
settled down ■ Will B though " settled down for a day and a i 

might do The final settlement was around the Log meeting-house and for' 
orthof the less famons height of Jones* Hill and numerously, on both i 
of Qm line of the present Old CoiOttJ railroad *t Savin Hill. 

On page 237 is a reference to •• George Alcock, deacon of the church at 
Chester." This Is literally correct, but as thus stated might conceivably 
misleading, if, for Instance, any of the deacon's descendants, thus prompt 
were to visit Dorchester, thinking to find the scenes and situations when- the 
ancestor lived, farmed, paid town taxes and voted in town meetings, the] 
be quite wrong, n I was I Boxbury man In all these particular*, but was or 
darned and temporarily served at Dorchester. Pastor Rllot, in his rcc< 

vlmry church, Is the sole authority In the case, m 
•'When ili. • if Roxbury joined to the church at Dorchester i null 

time aa God should give them opportunity to be a chnrch among tbemseh 
was, by the Qnorch, chosi brethren i 

Boxbury; and after he adjoined himself to this church, at Koj.Ii">', 
ordained deacon of this chm 

I i le author seems willing, per page 625, in case of " Hough's Neck " to tole 
the pronunciation of " How's Neck." By persistent endeavor our histor 

Book Notices. 


l restoration of the true name of another hr-adland In the lower har- 

led " Alderton," 
at will b*' -liall again " lap.*.' into bai 

of the name of the Qulucy headland. Mr. Adams is putty 00 tbe 
en. I that 

ippoeed r< - 
bos' -lain diggers, •■'■•■ . "f thirty "i 

>. resident In the upper pan of Die bay. 

ation They called the headland •Ho«s Neck." The name lia.i 
a*, change in being hamii-d down t-> tin-in, orally, through Are or stl 
ins, i d ol the roweL BsppOy, oil 

re moored by the official recorder or rn'orwliurnf th<' Court 

igh wi< an Assistant. He spells the name in hla record five 01 
woetlcmlly. and as he mast have heard it pronounced when the Assistant 

• chair or rvspouded to roll call— •■ Boffc." tin. 
rrstaitonalj that in the corrnptiofl of "Alderton" we prabablj Bare the 

.rally the Plymouth man'» n 
ip«r •• ODcrtoD 

there two John Bursleys? Our author Beems quite sun.- of one as an 
•ettlcT at Weymouth. The History "f DoTChesI * gives Dr. Harris as 
the statement that John Burstey was an original settler at Dor- 
la 1630. a be mi Mi. a date 
an «*arly settler of Woymonth. Dr. Harris was a careful hl.-r 
ateh >f his in i 

•orchester Is not open to at > and It states that In June, 

in Burnley was chosen In town meeting with six other prominent cJtl- 

■-ssor. If Hnraleyconiii be rated foi 
be could voir be most have been a Puritan in gnoil *tiuidlnK. How, then 
itforbtm, a Gorges Baa and an 1 

unphlet containing the centennial oration of Mr. Adams Is of COOTSC 
ncy affairs. In the diacunslou "f those affairs about eqnal 
i is given to their historical and to their political aspw : « tostdoraUa 
Is contained in the two volumes named above relating to Qnlncj appears 
ince. with somewhat more of philosophizing a* to bow best >•> begin tho 
Bury Is tho particular of local government l n bi lef ''■>•■ problem ->f the 
seotory fa loan cities, Is li e, Hon to 

so that the city administration shall be conducted on business principles; 
;rl tin- moat competent and reliable men into .f authority, aa 

n s railroad, banking or manufacturing corporation V 
imfeJ W. Baker, Esq., of Boston. 

wtaot Aftomnt of the Old State House o/Pennsyfcunfa. now known n$ the 
f Independence. By Frank M. Brrno. With numerooa illustrations. 
1 edition, with continuation. Philadelphia: Porter & Coat«s. 1891. 

rank M- F.tting. tbe author of this deeply-Interesting anil well-written 

has made a valuable addition to historical literature. Would that 

workers would also enter this useful Held of labor before the many 

i manuscripts now available are lost or destroyed. Tbe book its anrlc 

rare reproduction t of portraits and prints of Colonial times. There 

: y public and private library. 
BS U> me that no branch of learning can be more Interesting and Instrnc- 
lie seeker after knowledge, thsn that of kistory. Amid all the mere 
Urn* and theories, the shifting hypotheses of our day, it is refreshing 
full tbe ample page of history, "rich with tbe spoils of lime. 

ted that history la Imperfect, scholars will generally admit that It 

main correct air on. At any rat':', the loading facts, the 

f the pa.-.t, with all their mighty Influences, cannot 

•.id. Certainly there Is no better guide and source of kin i fter 

re and tradition) than this. Perhaps earnest students of history 

•m It and apply to their thought and life widely different lessons. 

ariat quality and calibre of minds, training and association Is 

at. so are the results deduced from the Investigation of the same. But 

who does not, not only modify his thought by the experiences aud con- 

arrired at by the wise men of the past, can have but a very narrow 


Booh Notice*. 


conception of life and all It* grand opportunities and possibilities. N 

any one should be slavishly brand to think and act In all ways as others hai 

be perilous to the intellectual life. In nil matters not of I 
Christian stsq here in tin iron* 

accept tii<- there too 

of tiiuuirht tod >Is. nobly carried out, lure iw 

worlu r led tin- way In progress and growth, not only in the 

111.n1. but In that far liijfhcr part of his nature, his s 
as well. And HUB will gladly follow re are leaders full of eritbu 

and of ltd u to <lnty to go la always been, anil a 

always be. If there have been lapses In the history of nation* alwaj 

been tin -i. J" ml; Bood tlilsanf fight nmwiltnnntn mi I them, Illldebrand. Kran<i 
nf Am Jul, Martin Luther, have stirred the world to Its very depths. And 
will continue to raise np other holy and hi Q of heart to carry ) 

rand work of the salvation of men. Other branches of study prepare tl 
■raj f"r. lead us to the path of l<- iron adyof history takM I 

dlrcti ■■•-. the fountain head of knowledge. And what more Inif 

taut and englgb D of the subject can there be (to Americans al 

than tli. stud] of ■ n r own history and institutions, tin grand outer* 
great principles inherited from our British forefathers who (under the % 
of Almighty Godl ballt a] the new world a powerful nt itfwl 

I «.sk, can be "i" deeper Interest to us — after dei otitos to rengJoo. — than 1 1 
ful ap|ilieailon and dUseiuinatlou of the great political principle.- 
our Declaration ol I do loyal American can ever regard : 

dplea contained therein save with the deepest regard air 

political foundation -if oar nel |] life, Liberty i« erer the wntebward of Oi 

England ami New Kn gland ; liberty — under the law of the land— to act and sr, 
as coiim iin« i dictates. Neither Is this liberty to he ever alio get 

Into ssarobten. The tenacity and staying qualities of our race, oni 
order and Justice Inwrought through and through lu that splendid code of 
English common law— "tl Uority than Montesquieu 

said — " that the world has ever seen "—the principles <>f which are accept 
and believed in by ••til BogthuVSf) peoples, may b«j safely t mated to I 

us through all Insurrections from within and dangers from withooi 

we retain the posH irhicb oat i |->rondTy won in the van - 

I and inn progress. So shall we be carrier* and dispensers of ' 
religion to all Dal I 

OfAt Bee. Dan& Rollins, of Boston. 

BtoHografkttqflkmari -V- H. By Jons R. 11am, M.D. Concord, N. EL: 
Svaai Prlntei ISM. Itao. pp. 74. 

Dover, N. H in th, 1881 1866. By Jonx R. BUM, M.D 

\. II: H. B. Stiles, Mater. ItfW. I'illlli. pp. II. 

The Xcce*si(>f frr a JJotpU" .V. II. Read by JOH* R Ham, M 

theregul >over Medieul Society, on I '1. Dover. 

N. H. : N. K >t;i. 1 1 .ii.i. Printing BOOM. l -.'•.■. LSBM pp.*. 

Here ni" three works relating to Dover in New Hampshire l>y Dr. Ham 
that city, who has done much to preserve materials for the history of 
ancient town. 

The Bihiingrspiiv i i Dover contains : i, Works on Dover; 2, Works 
byre: huvci while residing there ; 8, Works hearing the puhUcatic 

Imprint ul Dover. The compilation > I y and accurately 

done. We are surprised at the number of titles Dr. Ham has been able 
lect. It will prove a very useful work. 

In the next work, Dover hi the Cuited States Navy, the author gives a list of 
one hondred eittxens of Dover who served in the navy, with the names of 
vessel!' In which they served) besides other Interesting details 

The other pamphlet is nn able plea for a hospital In that city. 

The 1 d sSdoTsser Notebook. A Gamer of Local History and AmMqui 

Edited to W. V. W. 1'iin.i.iMOiut. London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternost 
Row, B. G. UM. 0TO.pp.lS8. Price 10 shillings. 
This book, by an antiquarian writer well known to oar readers, is pecol 
Interesting because of the great vfttletg Of its contents; every fact that ia i 




\ ot acee** or liable lo total loss relating lb London ami Middlesex I* deemed 
part of \u nrief historic* work of their 

roplr- :Li-rnillit» . .t.inis, !i!«i. 

Dotice*. and geographical It > rtant 

ot the book is the 1 ret|nent articles on the old building.-* now destroyed. 

when and by whom they were erected and occupied, and 

up* changes In eppi 

•tootnlog m>J9t popular In New Rnglai on, and the columna 

'tfca Saturday Evening Transcript .1 I for thin 1 tterj 

la pamphlet 'like Mr. Philllinorc's admits taller deacripttoa ami illustrati..ii. 

I til* owe feature of It* work must mak> I few years 

tlMa The most amusing articles, which would Interest every - 

taa cr tptton* of ancient nHiom<, »une .»i rlre, a* the 

«injt *ta0"' at Fniii 1 1 wake the aer rapping 

l their win- of the right t.i « ulk and smoke on the roof oi 

ciiurcti of St. Olave. Jewry.— and the inquisition of the manor of Sutton. 

ui sach detail a* to include " nnns catena aenex, it floo Jmrenei entti." 

I HlainrrnT -- 1 ■ - referred to, and 

a/v taken from the English probate papers which Mr. Waters has-been 

■tag In this magazine the past ten years. >i*ntry 

J3 covers many page*, and may furnish a rhie t.» many AJ» rlcan genealo- 

* name* are arranged alphabetically, and some of them sound very 

The most elaborate contribution Is An Attmmi ■•/' the Lord Mayor* 

Jttrmp Jaw* I irrangcdt'i short 

it;iu and rliw of i-m-li tedtetl (>( hi* wiv'K, usually 

''.lklren with their marriage!., all accompanied with dates aud vnlu- 

Boond together In this volume are several very Interesting gen ealo- 

laqolriea. and the answers thereto some months later. ; J '. 

(As Old Reti'iftUt' HiMnrtcal Amneiatinn, Lnwll. Mot. Pel. V. 
Association. October, 18SI2. Lowell, Muss. : Mom- 
la*; Mall Print. I8M. 8vo. pp. I«4. 

9ra-ah !Jrrntes Xorth of Jferrlmatk. By Gkorgk A. 

Mass: Press of the Morning Mall. 1888. Bro, pp. IT. 
an Index. 

tUi Residents' Historical Association of Lowell, Massarlm.s.-its, was 
Peceml>cr 21, 1868. and has ah dieted four rolumai of \U 

The namber bafore na la the tlrst of a new rolnma, and con- 
Gardner Vhbott I.I II., by Charles Cowley, 
era of that part <>r Chelmsford now Lowell, by II. Miry 8. 
Merrinniet. . l>_\ <;•■• 
boots and Teachers In Lowell sixty Years Ago, by Varmnn Lin- 
5. Annual Report, bj Benjamin Walker, rice president; and 6. St. Luke"* 
Lowell, by Jame* The annual report and the p.'i|i>Ts were 

.-soclathm at various dates, and they nil contuln valuable 
rlUastratii ory of Lowell an Inlty. 

>>«'« paper, which was rea< I of Lugoat hist, has been re- 

■I a* a separate pamphlet. Tin title Ifl 2 1 von at. the head of this article, 
if ion. Dec. 8. 18M, thai apeaki of It: 

Monograph" ar»- so Instructive, and fewer are so readable, as 
onnt of laud-graut* In the wilderness north of Mer- 
- In 11(39 and onward. 

-.coodof Ma- -:n huaetta elUes In 1880, waaa centre of these grants, 

paper was recently read there before the Old Residents' Historical 

all of whom do udunts of the original 

Thegrant* were soui 1 [olte herolam In public scr- 

ir In retnru for money advanced In planting the colony, «>r in place of 

a* an Indian reservation irkable how many names 

that o- a-, Wlnthrop, SaltonataB, Hlgglnson, Qardner, Tyng, 

etc. The boundaries were so indefinite as to need perambulations at 

• annnariy, tl it to Mr Edward Tyng 280 icres In thi wUdemeaa 

je northern »'.de of Merrimack Kh. tar, being bounded and butted by a farm 

•at to Mr Roaaell on the aonii wilderness eleewherv -m-riundlng 

jmhnx: to marked tree*. Jona Daufurth. Surv.yor.' The slgnUlcance 01 



Indian names 1* given according to latest authorities. Racy anecdotes a 
so that DO 'li-h -"it dinner can have been more of a dainty tlian the dls 
One of Ui> vm In 1660 a commissioner al Salem to ace that no c< 

exported, with nutl). irolng sailors and paaaaag 

I be ruin to the court for c n. Ilia <• u 

st udlc 4 by our statesmen, who are now laboring so hard to keep gold frt 
nlng out of the country.** 

Bvfvlk Dtnh, Lib. VI. Boston i Rockwell ft Churchill. City Printers. 189! 

By an order approved by the Mayor, Dae. 23. 1890, the Board of Aides 

itboflzcd tin- Register of Deeds "to hare printed. 

typed, Indexed and distributed the Sixth Volume- ..f SuSblk Deads." 

onder lb - authority Thomas E Temple, v.->\.. Bcgfartcr of Deeds, baa m 

lb volume of the records lu his office. Persons at si 

experience in reading ancient manuscript have been employed In trans 

the copy for Ibe printer, tad In compering the prool ■ the o 

Tlii- v-iluiii: im .- 1 1 n I - • rumenis, principally conn I real 

i recorded from February. 1668 t„ October, 167S, ami la In tl 

lent style and form as the live volumes previously printed. It la fa 

with i index grantor and grantee, with index of other ntu 

of phi have been made under the supervision of John T. Hasaai 

Ud Ugnl Uered by cxper 

nrtlve i > tlir life nf the paper on w Etch our ancient records arei 
and while with the exercise of constant care they may be preserved " 
destruction as bj fire, yet there se a ms to be no sure -way of protectlri 
again -t tin- i •- rapid '•> ' less destructive action of these and ] 

other elements of modem oonrenlsaot sad seceeslty, but the important 
they contun on be perpetuated in print, sad this work of printing 11 

has not been commenced any t4»o soon, it Is very fo 
there are pilbllc-ipirLU-d DDK B v.lw ITS 1 1 1 • W earnowt in tht lor t 

serration of the matter contained in these valuable old Books of Public ] 
and It Is fortunate also that BBS men who hare had so much to do n 
printing of i in -r records have been no have thoroughly hum 

importance of care and strict accuracy in their n 
may be a correct transcript nml convey to the rentier as nearly as 
exact ide.« of tbeoTbZtaal r. 

liy /I'.n QVsCCSOfl Bill, E*q., of Dfdhavt, Matt. 


Joax Dexisox Chaxfldc died in New 
York CStjr, Monday, .Sept. 19, i- 
the 82d rear of hin age. lie ww born 
in Westerly, R. I.. Dec. 5, 1810, and 
was of thrrizhth generation in AJDCrlSS 
ff.nn li.-v.ffri) Clininplm, one of tin 

early Sflttlsn of jffcwporl in 1639, 
through Captain William 8 and Mary 
linhcotk; William 3 mid Mary Clark; 
Willi. i'ii' "'i Mary Thompson; Wii- 
linn,* and Sarah Pendleton; William* 

i (Veils | and Major : 

and Mnrr Dmiauii. Mr. Chrimplin •..:!-• 

Harried Bspt It, IMLtoByms Boat* 
wtflk, ia&fhtSf of Joel Bostwick, Esq., 
of New Mill'ird. Conn, and eighth in 
deacem iViiiii Vrthur Boatock, the im- 
migrant, who aim originally of Tiirpor- 
1 l,i lure, England, and later of 
Stratford, Conn. Mrs. Sylvia Champ- 

1 in Lexington, Keatuek 
A, 186", leaving the following i 
John Denicon, born 

... Jan. 29, 1831; William 
rington, July 16, 1836; t 
Brown. Wetumpka, Alabama, 
1839 in,. Jobs Lang Macaula 
Orleans. Julv 6. 1961. andd N 
leans. Feb. 22. 1862); and ' 
F.lniorp, Dorrhmtrr, llmw, J 

18*1. Mi was bus. 

gaged in railway eon 
South and Waal before the Ota 
mid built several important ra 
including a large part of the 
Missouri and the ClsrksvDls bi 
thr l.ouutrillr and Naali- 
pre*; bs Mississippi 

Telegraph Company before its i 
dation with the Western Union 



Hiot HtiKcs died of pant' 
», ae« 

iota, on Friday. Sept. 23. 1892, 

7« TMM, 2 month* and >5 day*. 

was burn in I-oudon, Men 

N. H, Jan* 29. 1810; tin 

of Joseph and Martha Onfhn 

ncfl) Haine*. and the sixth m 

drscewt from Deacon Samuel 

e>> at that part of Portsmouth. 

, now (Jrccnland, who came from 

P. n gland, in IMS.; BMU I xxiii., 

IMS he removed to Salem. Maa*, 
br »rrr»d an spprrnt 

Edwards, a master carpcu- 
' I 
Lynn and I'. 
ha- sawing of 183«, when he mi- 
ls Galena. Illinois, when he was 
d for fifteen years oa a mailer 

Ml he removed to Lanaing. Iowa, 
ipoatfd a mw mill until ISA6. 
he rhangrd ■ ■•■ to 

k*ci township, where he had 
•da tract of land with a mill ri to an 
rrloo Creek, which he hnnrom 
■actki 'Ting mill, anil In i.l 

present thriving vulage of Dor- 
•h he named after 1 torches- 
a*a. H. : d and car- 

-m tbr 

1 n!i. 1874. when 
cd to Maaonville. Iowa, a 
ad bought a farm and where he 
bawd to reeide until the 7th May. 
whan he ramrod to Caledonia, 
a here three 
children had located. 

prfl. 183». at 
cyTneker :•■ 
ftoura* of I 
at Calcslcmia, N. l» n the 13th 
anbe*. I8»v. aged 7« years, 8 
had home 
ahlhjren. «U of 

ravrtai if Vil- 


• aledonu. X. D.i I 

i artei 

(it when his spirit 
••• buried by 
I aaitfcfhl wife, with wh 
•wore* hah' . He 

. lo the Pn-.s. 
churrh at Ciakaa in 1811. 

Mr. Haine* was an enterprising man. 
and prominent iu the Severn! communi- 
ties in wh. .. and always re- 
spected by hia neighbors. His only 
surviving brother i» Mr. And 
Haine* of Galena. Ills. • • • 

Cksrlkx Morris Harris, n prom 

■ ii of Oakdale, Mn»f. and for 
t ■ I nty- one years superintendent of the 
W«S< lloylston Man 
panr, died at hi- r. ms in O.ikdale, 
Nov, 10, 1992, of typhoid fever, sAer 
three weeks illness ugrd II. He was 
the second son of the late Charlss II, 
■ad Bully 8. (Dean) (J IIbois- 

tbk, vol. 37, page 293), and was born in 
1 . 17, 1891. 1 WO 
years later the family removed to Dak- 
dale, Mass, and ill Ids 
death, excepting a few short intervals. 
At an early nge he began to learn the 
manufacturing hu-in..-. in his father's 
mill, and he was not hint; in mastaring 
it in all iu detail*. II. fore he was of 
age he left the mill s.ud wast into the 
niamifncturing business with Charles 
L. Truchon at Unionvillc Ma«s. In 
■!! aj l»„k- 
dale as auperin: -Id the 

position till Scptembi hen be 

icd it. Mr. Harris ism Rreatly 
..»ted in all matters pertain! 
wsUkm of the* to» u. He was a 

director of the West Boytoton Manu- 
i otnpaay, and of the L. M. 

Haxriii L'u.'s cotton mills. He was past 
matter of Boylston Lodge, a mei 
of Eureka ltoyal Ai I W'or- 

i. and held other OaaOH in the 
masonic Imr.rnity. 

Mr. II-irri<"s death is the fourth thst 
hsa occurred Es 

years, his fatlier. Oharloa Morris Harris 
senior, having di>.l April -'». I89t>i Ua 
I Sianu, Feb. uid. hit 

muthi r, M Harris. A 

1802. There is but 01 of the 

fitnuly left, at: isnei* 

Harris, who graduated at Tufts College 
in 1871, sinl i-. iin« : i«|i.i In Wor- 
cester, and who sum ithet as 

UtS-vi. ;,,,, Minn- 

1 I 

<«» twice married, first to Miss 
Ella M. Lourie, and secoi 

i A Hague, srho mrrives him, 

u I One by his second. — i'-itraHtd 
from th* n | -.ffuph. Stctmber 

11, 1892, iciM addition*. 


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Br Hkmkt F. Wat»*«, A.M. 
[Continued from Vol. 4«. page 446.] 

Jacob Jksson uf Loudon, tuorchaut, 30 September 1682, proTed 
August 1686. Helen to marriage agreement with present wife Mary. 
give, will and devise unto Mr. George Scot and Mr. Richard Lit 
executors all uiy lands, messuages &c at Yarmouth in Nm Ki ; 
trust, tbey to sell my lands aud tenements in Plymouth Colouy in Nt 
England to tuck persona as John Walley of Boston in New 1' 
whom 1 have authorized to sell the same, shall sell or agree to sell aud 
v iliat -hall be raised by the sale thereof ihaJ] Ihj reckoned m part 
my personal estate and shall go to my children. I sire and bsqoif 
my honored mother DoMtfaf Jesaon twenty pounds r a rinj 

live pounds to buy her mourning. To my father in law Kichar : 
five pounds to buy him mourning. To my brother Nathaniel 9i 
twenty pounds to buy him a ring and live pound* to buy him uv 
To my DT law William Grosvenor, John Glover. Gabriel 

Richard Thomas and James Cocks five ] nl» apiece to buy i 

iug. To my listen Rebecca Thomas, Eli/aiieth Cocks, Sarah 
aud 1 < n .lesson* live pounds apiece to buy them mourning, 
said Sarah Grotweaor five pounds to buy her a ring. To Madam 
Martin alt Stevens at W< 'stminsii r twenty pounds if shu survive- 
else to her heirs. To my loving brother in law Mr. Jn* Walley of Boa 
flte pounds of New England money. To my niece Elizabeth Walley, 
daughter of mj brother in law Thomas Walley deceased twenty pounds 
New England money, to he paid to her upon the attaining to the age 
us or day of marriage. To my loving friend Tho: T.iyl 
min: . living on or near Gaslick Hill in Loudon teu pounds and 

my OM Ini William and Jo-iah llird live poundB apiece To mi 
Samuel Short and to my aunt Rebecca Cooper and unto my cousin Step! 
Norton twenty -liil lings apiece to buy eaeh of them a ring. To Thofl 
Jucomb Doctor in Dtriuity Are ponnda. To my exeentora fifteen poor 

in tnint to give the same unto -n-h poor minisCeis as they shall think fit. 
the parish of St. Andrew Undershaft where I now dwell fire pounds 
ih i hnniuvaiilrns to distribute as they shall think fit. Forty pounds 
be paid to such persons as my si itm B I * cca Thomas shall direct and 
pMint, and tho same amount to such as my sifter Elizabeth Coel 
appoint. The rest to my children. 

My Mendf M r Goorge Scot, citizen and fishmonger of London and 
Richard Ehud, citizen of London and by calling liuendraper, to be cxt 
tors, Lloyd. I 

• [Uf the above Jacob Jesson, Savage says that he was a merchant in 
. in of lus brother Abraham, an Ironui London. He was a 

ih> VrtilUn Co. L678. It Is to be hoped that some of my Boston frtt-t 
will ibow j"si who the testator's brothers Sn law, John unci Walley) 

lir.Miv P. Wai i 

• Thi* KliiitlH'tli Jowmn mu»t be his niece, daughter of Abraham J.— w. u. W. 

wills give us the following facts. Dorothy', widow of Jesson, 

liildira : 

Nathaniel.* survived bis brothers. 

•f Kit-hard Tliunuw. 

S:irali. " •' William Crosvc^ 

Jacob Jc*son was in New England, and undoubtedly was twice mar- 

■ |.i, prohahly n daughtei i f 
Tbuxaa* Walley; his second v. lently a daugln 

rd GIOTO*. ThflM tnanlagea are clearly pointed OBt by his mention of 
T*-in-law John and Thomas Wall, v John and Gabriel Glover. [ dud on 
Mtoo recor- oband Kli7.nlx»th Jessoo had : Jacob, b. I )••<•. IB, 1970; 

am. <• : Jacob, b. Sept. 16, 1674. As neither of those ehfl. 

trier- will, It la fair to presume tliat they 

uonj; and that lh d hen-. I find liy Suffolk Deeds, viii. 

Miraliam Jeason of London, ironmonger, made bis 
t Jacob J. of Bostou hlfi attorney. Thlspowei !J waawltni 

in Lawrrnt l>anc Addlngton; Clark vi 

1 Julj. l«'.7l. and Addlngton did so Doc <. 1678. !" 1674' Jacob JoKon 
land on Raw* > Edward sod William Raw son. He sold the 

an- J- aad san ■ 

thereto, I Lave no doubt that she was dead, and that In. was going home. 
Major John Walley and wif.-s.u-nh, 4 Bristol, Ply- 
» County, mortgaard a wlutrf ami other prop er ty in Boston to Jacob and 
i iii. Deeds, xiil. 446 . Tins mortgage 

.--,. to William Btoughton, 
. Nathaniel Jewsou and Joliu Petit, executor of Jacob Jesaoa 
not And the marriage of Jacob Jcsson and KlizuhcCh Walley at Boston, 
r 1670. hot It seems that her f.v Thomas Wslley, 

possible, as Rer. Thomas had * of 

•impel. London, thai .lesson had known tin- IfalleyB in London 
married there, c Rngland to J >» 1 1 * hla wll ■ uvea. 

now proceed to tho Walley family, concerning which much coufuslon 
printed account*. 

were two contemporary John Wallers in Boston, both members of the 
if R -v i , ijor Jodgi ic other 

In re-gard t«i thin latter John, i 11 mi thai Boston 
ma show that John Walley w. Elizabeth, dau. of late Robert Wlngi 
l.nndtnaj dlv were the parentsof ~\\ chlldr 

ibctb. b. May 8. 1665; Elizabeth, 
Feb. 1, 1070: Thomas, b. Feb. S6, 1672; Samuel, i». 
en we come to probably another John and Elizabeth fonr years later, and I 
laor ti-.- i iCttUOffl tig that this ffll John Jr., 

U* wife Elizabeth was dau. of the second John Alden, and that she re- 
ed In 1*02 Simon Willard. Their childn n v. i 

Sarah, b. An?. K, 1684; d. June 29, 1890. 

•I, b. Aug. ik). It 
William, b. Dee. 23. 1687. 
John, b. .Inlv li». HS89. 
Elizabeth. I». May 4. 1688. 
Sarah, b. April 17, 1695. 

ar this seems all clear and probable. There were also In Boston, John 
o had John, b. 7 Nov. 1677, and Hannah, b. 23 July, 
1'pooe that this was otir Major John Watte] 

llanistahle about 1688. and thence to Brls- 

waa in 1685. Nor do I see that he had any other wife than Sarah 

l Us wife Sarah, who was alive In 1685, d. Nov. 

1. and was buried on the 16th. as Sewall says (II. 326). He also says, 

t9. > died last nighl aged b 

with the above birth of the daughter hi 1680; and under date of Dec. 1, 
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Sewall says. Mrs. SoraA Walley hurled, evidently a slip of the pen. and poeatt 
strengthening onr surmise that Hannah was daughter of Sarah. 

It w . able that Major John WaUmrti lir*! < 1 ■ i 1 1 1 . John, die*! i 

and tlial at Bristol he had the four who survived him. His will >f Feb. 4. 17 

•ntions son John Walley, two daughters Eliza 
Lydia Wii Surah Cheney, widow [.if Iter. Charles C.l and I u 

ehlldr.>i), \\r. CbadflB, Mary. Isiuic'ttnd W:tll>> He also mentions his late br 
Thomas, and late sisters Hannah Alley n and Mary Crocker. 

I d<> nnj trace the documents of Major John. hecauw a very good an 

an'a Cape Cod, \. 891. Bet the will enables us to eorrcei 8a vagT 
Mt H>-\ . Thomas 1 Walley of London Is tvfipv$«l to tin !.-soo' 

Bobartof Tendon, whose will Is dated 1681, and grandson of John Walt 
printer, of London, recorded at Whltechapel. He had sons John* and 1 
anddao irabwifeof Sunn. 1 All-yne, and Mary wife of Jo 

Thomas* Wtiiay , .Jr., in. Hatiuah Baker and had Thomas, 3 who d. r. p. ; 
nan.' who m. William Stone, and secondly James Leonard; ami Elizabeth, 
of Edward Adam* . cordwaiucr. Thomas.* .1. in 1K72, aud his widow m. 
George Bbove •>' ItenatOfl 

I am surprised that the maiden name of Major Jobu* Waller's wlCa is unli 
but it is not impro liable that he married in England.— W. H. Whitmorb.) 

Dorothy Jkssok of Beth mill Green in the parish of Stepney alt St 
heath, Mi.i.l!. s.-x. widow, 20 December 1690, proved 6 October 1 
To ray son Nathaniel Jesson twenty pounds. To my daughter 
Thomas twenty pounds. To my daughter Elizabeth Cox twenty pout 
To my grandchildren Abraham, Elisabeth and Rebecca Jesson, sou 
daughters of my late son Abraham Jesson deceased, five pounds apic 
To my grandson Glover Jesson and to my grand-daughters Mary 
beto • T - • - - ■ > 1 1 . tin' children of my late son Jacob Jesson deceased, ii piece. To Mi- t Braggs, Senior, Matthew Meade 

Richard Lawrence fifty shillings apiece. To my friend- Mr. John P« 
citizen and merchant tailor of London, and James Petti t, citizen i 
of London, tea p.uiiul* apiece. To the widows Duller. Wells and M< 
twenty shillings, apiece. To poor widows of Beth nail Green an-. 
forty shillings. To poor widows of St. Mary Matfellou alt Whit 
three pounds. To my ti< .unl. -hihlren Dorothy Cox and Rebecca Thou 
all my linen which is lock-tl ap Ed the trunk marked with W. T. To 
and her sister, daughters of William Biddle of Dallinson, in Co. Staffo 
my third part of a parcel of laud called Duywork in Dallison. V 
I, the said Dorothy Jesson, do stand possessed of and in one messuage 
tenement with the appurtetm - in Lombard the parish i 

St. Nicholas Aeons in London, called or known lately by the sign of 
and rebuilt l.y Henry Pinson, citizen and merchant tailor of Londo 
the Toft, soil and ground whereon a messuage which was burnt down 
the late dreadful fire which happened in London stood, and uow in 
occupation of i ••, Barber &c. I bequeath the same to the 

John and James Pettit upon trust to pay one half the clear reuta 
profits to my daughter Rebecca Thomas and the other half to my daugt 
Elizabeth Cox. The residue of my goods dec. to my sou Nathaniel and 
said daughters equally. Coker, I 

John Cokk of Dorchester, in the County of Dorset, mercer. 23 Aj 
1641, proved 26 October 1641. To the poor of the parish of Holy Tr 
in Dorchester ten shillings. I give unto John Coke tny son the mot 
aud goods that are in Mr. Smithes hands in New England and ten pour 
more. The ten pounds given unto him by his hue grandfather Mr. Vai 
•hall be paid out of a debt due unto the said Mr. Vawter by William 

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Frai hews E«q. To my son Samuel Coke ten pounds 

>ve the sum given onto him by Mr*. Elizabeth Strode deceased, 
jhter of Sir Richard Strode knight Son Thomas Coke shall he 
ppretitioe Ac My daughters Klizabeth and Debora Coke. My 
ta-beth. My friends Thomas Gollopp the elder Esq., Gilbert Iron- 
It, Bttthtloi in Difinity, James Gould of Dorchester, un'p-haiit. 
Bragg of the same place, woollen draper, and Kichard Boorifa of 
i place gen'. Evelyn, 127. 

DRT Stabb of the town of Lewis in the County of Sussex, clerk. 

1709, proved SO December 1711. I give unto my son Jo 
fho is now beyond Sea at Bermudas) ray silver tobacco box whlou 
MU of arms upon it and all my live silver spoons marked with theao 
bus placed . also a silver suit and a little silver cup marked 

same loiters, in manner as before expressed* I give unto my two 
lab. and John Starr all my pewter and linen that is marked with 
i letters, to be equally divided between them. I give all my Latin, 
nd Hebrew books to my son Josiab Starr and all my English books, 
luacripls to my son George Starr, excepting the bible which I 
y use and nine pieces of Mr Cary upon Job, which I give to my 
a Starr. I give my son Josiab (besides all he had of me when I 
up at London) one hundred pounds. To my sou John twenty five 

which with the three score and fifteen pounds he bath had of me 
ame to Lewis makes up the full sum of one hundred pound*, and to 
Iren Elisabeth, Comfort, Thomas and Sarah five pound* apiece. 
ir my mind and will i* that my son* Josiab and John lay no claim 
looey* put out in my name upon mortgage or bond which belong 
brother George, if there be any sum or sums abroad that may be 
pear to be given to him or bis mother for bis use by his grandfather 
i of Dover or by his Aunt Hartman of Lewi* or any 
I give to my said son George one hundred pounds and also twenty 
h my aunt 1 1 art man desired me to pay him at my decease. I 
a my three sous Josiab, John and George Starr my messuage (now 
o tenements) with the shops, yards, backsides, gardens and appur- 
, lying and beiug in Ashford in Kent, for ever, after their mother's 
sent wife's) decease, and not before. I give also to my said three 
»e two pieces or parcels of Land containing by estimation ten acres, 

teas, called Yondersfields in Shadoxhurst near Ashford. I a 

and ' '■' Anne Starr sole executrix. Yuinig, 267- 

oct Starr was i of Harvard College In the class of 16-17. He 

i at A-thford tn Kent, In the year IGS4, ami came to New England with 

r in !i~.".. In 1660 he return* -• minister at Carlisle 

BVtand, bat was ejected In 1C62. He died Oct. 30, 171 1, In In- S7th year. 

i, in Sussex, wherein- was pastor of a church. He was the MO ■ Com* 

Dnxhury anil Boston, who died Jan. 2. 1B5R-U, and 

in the Kkiihtkr, roL », pp. S88-4. Sketches of the life 

11 can be found I vard Graduates, vol. I, p. 162, 

tar's Nonconformist* Memorial, ed. IMOi, vol. I. p. 878.— Elutoh.] 

ias Baxckes citizen and barber surgeon of London. 15 October 
•OTed 17 Kay 1598. My body to be buried in the parish church 
[ehael in the Querne. Forasmuch as my eldest son Richard Ban e fc w 
naturally and undutifully forsaken hi* native country and natural 
and in the course of hi* life bath brought great grief and sorrow to 
i his mother and in regard of his want of compassion towards ui 


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bath justly deserved to be holden and repute* I a* a lost son I do there! 
will and devise all my land-., tenement! and to ray son J< 

Rancke*. My movable goods and chattels &c. shall be divided, accor 
to the custom of the City of London, into three equal parts, whereof 
part I give and bequeath Ui .loan mv laying wife an i BD Other third 
will to he divided amongst my ehililren. whereof as many of uiy sard 
dn-n lis are already advanced shall every one of them have, out a 
third part, so much for their full and further advancement as shall 
up their portions, according to the custom of the City, equal with the 
of my said childnn not yet advanced, saving that my said wo Hichard 
be utterly seclud- .-d nut of this my last will and testauiL-nt and hold hims 
to bia ad valid.' merit already received, without partaking with the residue 
my children in any of my estate, either of iuln- | iodl or 

The other third part, being by the custom of the said City iu my freo 
voluntary disposition, I do ordain &c. to bear, perform and pay the eh 
of my funeral* ami other the ordinances, legacies and payments her 
Bolted. bequeathed or devised. Thon follow certain bequests of mourc 

Kims fte. lervanu eVo: To my godson Ri< 

lane son to my daughter .Mary Donne twenty pounds, to my di 
Katharine Some twenty pound*, to my daughter Mary Dean 
pounds, to my daughter Elisabeth twenty pounds, to my daughter S« 

:v pounds, tn my daughter .loan twenty pounds, to my 
twenty pounds, over and a hove, their said portions rising unto them by 
i ■.:%■ of London. I do alto forgive unto my brother 
liam BaneJm aJI nofa miiuh of money at ha doth owe me, and five pour. 
be equally divided amongst his children. A similar bequest to brothel ' 
tofer Bunckes and hi . and to brothers Snowe aud S 

four pounds to bf divided amongst their children, all of them. To 
brother Thomas I'eltii three pounds. To sight poor scholars of the 
veivity of Cambridge, whereof two of them to be of Trinity Colleg< 
decent suites of black apparel, via. doublets, hose and stockings, tube 
livered them at or against their proceeding and going forth a 
Ait. To the relief of the poor children harbored in Christ's Hospital, 
sundry companies and the poor of sundry parishes. My wife .loan aud i 
John to see to the due attention of this my last will and my two sons 
law Bartholomew Some aud Richard Deane to be the overseers, 
follows a list of such as were In v* . A ■ 

March 1598, providing for additional bequests, amom: which to lot 
Ma-tor Robert Cogan, Treasurer of Christ's Hospital, a gown ol b 
to nephew William BanoltflBI cloak of black cloth, to Susau wife of Gr 
Hargravi; a gown of black doth eVo, Lea 

■Ions- P.aviks citixen and mercer of London, 20 .May 1880, proved i 
October 1680. My body to he buried iu t !>«• Chancel »f St. Michael'* 
Quernc in the Ward of Farrington will in, ; ;. 

dear and loving parents, with my two most deal wives, lie buris 

One half of ray personal estate T give and i Anne, my dear 

only daughter, to be paid BBto her at her age of twenty and one years 
her day of marriage. Right thousand pounds allotted tor her port 
quests to various city companies, to the children of my aisle A 
deceased, the children of my sister Susan Draper and of n. 
Tiichboruc. My sister D herine Barnardiston. To fl 

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the children of my uncle William Banckes deceased. Christopher 
Matt Banckes (a maid) Anne Banckes which married John 
and Alice Banckes. all the children of my nncle Christopher Banckes 
To my daughter Anne a great chest with guilded leather whjch 
kith nineteen iron bars oror the cover, with all things in it, as plate, linen, 
«. jewels, rings, with alt things in it of what nature or condition so 
to her own use forever, as my gift, without any accompt to be made 
kc For the more decent and comely perfon my funeral, accord- 

ing to my degree and place, I do allot and allow to be spent thereon the 
of two thousand marks. (To sundry poor, among which) the poor of 
pariah of St. Mie.hael Basingshawe where I am a parishioner. To tho 
mi. oh inch wardens and parishioners of St. Michael's the Querne, where 
• born, a fair great flagon pot of silver, with the mercera' arms 
of the value of twenty five pounds sterling; and another like it to the pariah 
1 St- Michael Bassingshawe. To thirty of my kindred anil dear friends 
ring* of soli e pounds each ring, likewise one hundred rings of gold. 

» kindred and friends, of forty shillings each, and further one hundred nnga 
Tgold, to familiar loving friends, of twenty shillings each. William Banckes 
minister, the eldest son of my uncle William Banckes deceased. To Mary 
tiekes. my node William's daughter, and to her five children. To the 
dren of Alice Banckes deceased (she was the wife of one Holman) 
*. John her son and Alice, Anne and Elizabeth her daughter 

'■ daughter Mary, an ancient maid. My aunt, Anne Banckes. 

of my uncle Christopher. The four children of my aunt Sea- 

viz' Thomas her son, her daughter Frances and her six children. 

her daughter Murgaret and her five children, and another daughter 

and her three children. Joane Snowe daughter of my aunt Boom 

The three children of my brother in law Charles Evans deceased, 

1 Thorna*. Elizabeth and Jane. John and Anne Evans the children of 

jktoti tw William Evans deceased. My two sons in law Richard 

^n Haseells. Richard and Anne Ponntycs the children of my brother 

hi law John Pounteyea. Samuel and Mary Hnsbandes the children of my 

aser in law Mary Hasbandes deceased. The children of my sister Mary 

Deane vii' Joane Mildemaye, wife of Mr. Robert Milemaye, Mary Deane 

wife of ■ Goodwin, my god daughter, Sarah Deane wife of William 

fcolfe, and Catherine. Deane, my sister Mary's youngest daughter. My 

awer Joane, wife of Robert Titchborne, and her daughter Catherine Titch- 

■ly god daughter, wife of Edmond Monioye, and her other children, 

Robert Titchborne. At this present my god- 

daagbler Katheriue Titchborne is great witli child and looketh every day, 

hr the blessing of God, to be deliver) A. To Susan ffoge the wife nf Rude 

iter of my sister Susan Draper, the sum of fifty pound 

ii ffoge her son fifty pounds more. My sister Susan Draper the 

nd her two daughters Susan ffoge and 

Mary Draper. Sundry friends and servants named. My brother in law 

t Titchborne of London, skinner, I make <ole and absolute executor, 

i my brolLer iu law Sir Richard Deane, knight, Sir Robert Denaie, 

Baro-. s. mercer, Clement Mosse, under chamberlain of 

the City of London, and HaiubleU Clerke, free of the Fishmongers and ono 

' the ancient clerks in the Mayor's Conrt, overseers. Then follows a list 

name* of kindred and friends who are to have the thirty gold rings 

oxtfig them Sergeant Towse, my brother in law, Edward Monioye my 

Hnin. Robert Goodwino my cousin, Richard Glide my cousin, Luke Jack- 

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•on my cousin). Than the names of several preaching miniMern 

don Which have DO living* the whirli my ivili and mind i» shall have fit 

pound* each (among them Mr Elliott, timl-M Hi U • Mr 

DtinpOfti n:iilt.-r Mr. Walton, fanninge (Camion) Strct-t). Then 

name* of those who were to have i inga Ol forty -.hillings each I among tJ>4 

I) ,li)lin«on Mrs Wightmau's father, Robert Johnson h< 

Hasell my brother in law, Balfe flbge, my cousin, and uxor, Thomas Thoo 

my cousin, mid uxor, John Ifcanekes of Gray's Inn connsell'.-- 

list of friends who were to have rings of twenty shillings each (among th« 

Thomas Stumpe, my sister Alkin's man, Anthony Stoddard, bead! 

others) parlshtoner* of St. Michael the Queme). Scroop*-. 

| Belfc Sbge mimed In this will may have b i n the Salem man.— IT. P. Watois. 

Richard Desna, the brother-in-law of the testator, having married Mary. 

\t Thomas Banckes who**? will precedes this, was, according to Pol- 

'•'. 'orthica of Knglsnd. vol. I. page 524. the son of George Dcane of Mock 

Dnomoir IB Bsstrti Be was a freeman of the Skinners Company, and wi 

Mayor of London tn 1628. n.- was knighted at Greenwich, Ma • . Stt 

Book of Knight* by Walter C. Metcalfe, page 190.— Ki-n-u.] 

John (Jack of Stortford in Herts, tanner, 2D August 44" El Le., proved 
Member 1602. My body to be buried in the parish church of Start 
ford. To the use of tho poor there fifteen pounds, to the intent and pur- 
pose only that continually afterwards there may be relief provided to nsd 
for them according to the quantity thereof. It shall be paid in one year 
after my decease to James Morley, gen 1 , Thomas Perye, gent., John Mill 
the elder and " maiatcr" Thomas Miller, nil now inhabitants of the 
town etc. If it happen that they and every of them be dead or remoi 
from tho town before that time thcu the said fifteen pounds to be paid 
the Churchwardens and Overseers of the poor Ac, to buy and purchase 
piece of ground in fee simple, in or near this town, to be let to farm 
the rents and profits bestowed upon the poor. Before such purchase 
made to give to the poor fifteen shillings yearly, which is after the rate 
twenty years purc'ase of the land. I give to Agnes my wife the hot 
wherein I dwell and the messuage dec. which I bought of Edward I 
kin of Sabridgeworth, lying and being in Thorley Street wilhiu the 
of Thorley for eight years; also the one half awl moiety of all my hoi 
lii-liUtuff, utensils ami implement* of household, to be equally divw 
tween her anil mine executor. I give her also one hundred marks, with 
her apparel, and four silver spoons which were hers before I mat 
And nhe shall have the meadow which J hired of Widow llowyer of St 
ford Ac. and my beasts and swine and all the hay which I have lying 
in the Castle yard or houm therein, in Stortford. To the daughter of 
M«ter Agnes called Judith, twenty marks at one and twenty. To Eli 
Wheelwright my sister in law ten pounds, in six months after my decease- 

Item, 1 do give and bequeath to George Dennyson, in consideration 
the discbarge of a I <■'• i<> him by hj s father, forty pound*, in 

months Ac To Edward n, one of my wife's sous, brother to 

said George, teu pound*. To William Deunyson. one other of my 
sons, forty shillings. To Elizabeth Crouch, my wife's daughter, five 
To Robert Smith uf Mallcudyue, Essex, butcher, twenty pouuds. 
Richard Paine of Stortford, shoemaker, twenty tanned hides. Nathaniel I 
Gary of Stortford, shoemaker, shall be discharged of all such debts Ac 
which are due and owing unto me, amounting to four pouuds or thereabouts 
John Marden of Stortford, shoemaker, shall be discharged of eight shillings 

Iliir'i'kvn ui s i i idgeworth, »hoei!t;ik<T, thirty 

g» ye»rly daring his natural life, payable quarterly. To Elizabeth 

my •••rvant six pound* thirteen siblings four pence. To Francis 

I ham, Herts., yeomau, twenty marks. If tbe widow Northage 

"■ore* Ilgartj of Staosted Muiintntched, Essex, or either of ther 

rder to pay to mine executors sixteen pounds in full discbarge of a 

I leorg* IlyH-re doth stand bound to pay to me, 

iuwjte whereof the sail I George hath certain copyhold la: 

rr*?inlerr*l, th«*n the *aid widow Nortbage shall be discharged of all 

bts which she owetb unto me. The residue of my goods &c I give 

H)oeatfh i rher Miles Gace of Eiempated, lien*, whom I 

ror, and I entreat James Morley and Thomas I'erry to i>e over* 

James Morley, Thomas Perry, Edward Well, George Abbot. 

HotttagtMy Gl. 

G«Ctt, the testator, wan the step-f.-uh.r ox William DarfaOfl of Rox- 

whooe mother Agnes, widow of John (?) Denison was married to 

, May 1, 1584. Bee J. L. Glascock's Pedigree of Itenlaon la tbl 

I 58. For the Denlson pedigree, see also Rooisran, vol. 

1S7-33 and 27i-«5 — Eon on. J 

Ratokk of Rurnham Abbey, Bucks, former, 12 July 1682, 

My body to fa ed in the parish church of 

ftiu ami thirty pounds to be spent in and upon my funeral. To my 

Rayner three score pounds.. To my loving brother John 

three score pounds. To my kinsman Jacob Rayner twenty pounds. 

woman Rachel Rayner ten pounds. To my kinsman Thomas 

Are ponnris. To my kinswoman Anne Spooner live pound*. To 

man John Rayner of New England live pounds, to be paid at any 

hin a year and a day after my decease if be shall within the said 

his personal appearance to my executor, otherwise, the said live 

•hall be paid unto my said kinsman Jacob Rayner. To my four 

now dwelling with me twenty shillings, to bo divided equally among 

rest to my ancle Thomas Rayner whom I make sole executor. 

Spooner one of witnesses. Cottle, 121. 

Tl»om*». Jacob and Rachel Rayner wen- well know n Dames in my boy- 
Mdonajing to the family of Rayuer of North Reading, Mass.. descended 

■II. V. Watrbs. 
John Kay w Engiaud named In thin will cannot bo Rer. John 

of Plymouth and Dover, who d. In 16C.i; nor his son John. It may be 
f Chariestown. Captain of the ketch Dolphin, who m. In 1681. See 
is Genealogies. — w. u. n.J 

Clement Dane*, Middlesex, tailor, 31 May 1621, 

My body to be burned in the church of St. Clement 

near my mother. To the poor of said parish tea dozou of bread to 

I among them at the day of my funeral. To my sou iu law 

i at one and twenty, the hundred pounds I Hand bound to 

If he die before that then forty pounds ot it to my wife and 

r threescore pounds to my two children, Thomas Crosse and Blnor 

at their several ages of one and twenty. To Thomas all that teae- 

rnslt house which I purchased of Thomas Jarrett, situate dee. iu 

r a messuage in Dartford purchased of Mr. 9war- 

liniiter. If either of said children die before coming of age, then I 

give and bequeath onto the children of Robert Okes, my brother in 


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law, hail !»■ a former wife, and alio his children bj my sister Agat 
pound*, part mid portion alike. To daughter Eluor twenty pounds, 
mj silver beaker* and lis silver spoons. The real to wife Alice whoa 
make sole executrix ; and I appoint my friends John Gla/we and Rol 
Chipfie overseer*. Dale, 

RlCJiAitn BaI.I>WINK, citizen and girdlerof London, 9 June 1 6! 
28 July I »">y 4. To my dear father and mother one hundred ami iw 
pounds; to my mother a ring with u death's bead, worth twenty thills 
To my brother in law Thomas Dodsbury twenty live pound*. To 
brother John Bald wine thirty poumU. To my brother in law 
Ward twenty pOtmdt, To my brother in law Thomas i'.ut.h.r w 
five pound-. To Mr«. Woim), widow, lying at Mrs. I.vmi.-.. lcmr 
To Mrs. Sivill, at .Mr. lieu bo we's four pounds. To Mr-. Ward, widoj 
a smith's house in Colrm.ui Sr., forty "hillings. To Mr. Cad man u 
three pounds. To Dr. Lay ton forty shillings. To the poor of Chest 
where I was bo rue, forty shillings. To the minister thatsball prM 
iny funeral iweni> shilling*- To Urian Hakes and Anne, servaui 
hou-< I lodge, ten shillings apiece. To Mrs. Hawea, widow, 

Iretuonger Lane, twenty shillings. To Mr. John Vicaria, a w 
i .t, twenty shilling*. To poor distressed ministers, at im 
inn. f'n«-t- pound*. To my ancle Richard Baldwin twenty 

in a ring with head. Toward* the umiiiteuaiice of 

ture at Tooke on the Hill, (or four years, four poui>d», by twenty *hil 
a year. (Others mentioned.) My fiiend Henry Shawe, merchant 
ami Henry 1'oole girdier, to l>e executors. Reference to a pi 

trade, named George Thwaites. My Block di»persed in debt- b 
and in other place*. Wit: Thomas lietibowe, Vryau Okes, Ri 
and Henry Colbron, ser. 

[Richard Baldwin, the testator, was the son of John Baldwin of Chi 
Bncks. See Rbuistkk. vol. 18, p. l«M, In Col. Cheater's Family of Itaun 

Joank Lk\sys of St. Antholiu, London, widow. 25 April 16 
22 January 1044. There is due and owing unto me by the King's 
three hundred pounds, for which I have Hp«-nt much money in <■ 
to obtain. 1 give to im coasin Richard Kvans, citixen and cutler of 
don, three pounds thereout, and to his son Richard Evans, my godson, fo 
shillings, and to his daughters Jane Evans aud Atiue Evans foi 
apiece. I give thereout to my daughter in law Elizabeth Coll in won 
• I twelve pence and uuto such child or children us she had by my I 
Raphe Collenwood twelve pence apiece. The residue aud reinaiuc 
tbe same moneys and all other my goods <fcc. 1 wholly give and b 
unto my grand children Urian Okes and Joue his wife and Israeli Col 
wood aud Mary Stonier his intended wife, viz' the half part thereof 
the said Drian Okes and Jone his wife and the other half part to the i 
Israel Collenwood and the said Mary. And whereas the said Urian 
hath received of Mr. Jacobsoa, brewer, for my use, three score and 
pounds, in case the same shall be recovered back again my graudcl 
Israel Collenwood shall bear an equal part of the loss or damage that 
•aid Urian shall sustain. Tbe sum of twenty pound* to be expeudod 
my funeral charges. The said Urian Okes aud Israel Collenwood 
executors, and my cousin Richard Evans overseer. River*, 

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I a of Crosse, Baldwin and I.cnnys show the existence of a 
« Uses, or Oakcs, in London, among whom the baptismal name of 

platan of 8l. Anlholin (published by the Harlclan Society) I 

... . 

Si Collin 

2. 1603. 
n O 14 Bridget Collliigwood marr. Jan. 16, 1616. 

lao. to William Colllnprood chr. Not. 2. 1617. 
«oo ti> WlllSain ColtinKwood cbr. I-Vh. 7, ICI8. 
Oakes k Joan Co Itmwood tuarr. Nov. 14, 1037. 

egtsters of St. Michael Cornhill also contain references to the Iannis 
m family. Baptisms of cliildreu of an Edward (Jake* are 

Id look therefore among the London records for the famllv of our Krlan 
I Harvard College. Hsxnr F. Watkjui.] 

aKD Oakes. Doctor of Phyaicko in the parish of St. Peter ad Viu- 
Dctober 166.5. proved IS October 1665. All my worldly good* &c 
ver I give unto my well beloved wife- Elixabeih Oakes, whom I 
le and appoint sole executrix. 
Mary Liuis, Nathanee White. Hyde, 120. 

AKI> I'tCK, Sergeant at Law, 11 July 1675, proved 1 .June 1676. 
r to be buried near my wife and cliildreu. Two hundred pounds to 
her Stannard, to be by him disposed of to such one or mora of hi* i 'ml- 

-ball think 1 tny brother Tbextoii three hundred pounds 

trail (ion among his children). To brother Thexton the 

sum of two hundred pouuds. for disposition among my ftialer Malt- 

. ■•■iters. To my brother Osbert's eldest daughter two hundred 

and to his youngest daughter tifty pounds. All these legacies to be 

it interest, within three years after my death. To Francis 

>don. gen 1 , and to my servant Richard Webster Bve hundred 

upon trust to be expressed in a writing to bear eveu date with these 

, I give «o Mr. Onkes of Cambridgu in New England one huu- 

unds per annum for so long time as my son Ed* iuuo 

with him and be goverued by him, aud do longer, whereoul be is 
reimburse himself whauoever shall be coining or due to aim any 
Utiog to my said son. And he is to take care that the residue 
be not disposed of in vicious courses. 1 give Co the said Richard 
fifty pounds. (To sundry servants.) I inaku William Peek, my 
ay sole executor. To my dear daughter 1 give two hundred 

made 11 July 1675 refers to the trust etc. 

Deuce, 116. 

mas Mowlson. knight and alderman of London, 6 July 1686, 

bei 1638. For so much as I have no child, after my di 

eaidue of my goods Ate shall bo divided into two equal 

le laudable ose and custom of the City of London; 

■ half I do give and bequeath unto Dame Anue my loving wife 

tnary and widow's part, to her duo and appertaining by the 

of the amid City. Bequests to the children of Doctor Barker, which 

by my sister Kendricke'i daughter. Tho children of William 

"~ amas Pitchford my god son. Cousin John Robolham of St. 


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Alhan**. his wife* and two son*. Cousin Arthur Tarnor, his wife and 
children. The j>oor of St. Christopher where I dwell. .Mr. Samuel 
minister or cur-ale. The Company of Grocer*. Mybrol in Mm 

and hi* wife. My cousin John Stereoi and hi* wife. My o<< 

•u and bit wife. My cousin Blixabeth Barnes. .V q Klia 

Bigham, daughter to Sir Richard Higham- My Lady Thornton and 
husband. My cousin Pickrell ami Inr hatband My OOUftiu 
and her h un I land. My cousin Smith anil her husband. John llarrye 
his wife. My cousin Samuel Ilarvy and hi* son that is my God son. 
Gilbert Gerard and hi* lady and hi- »on Thomas that i* my God son. 
cousin William Gerard and hi* wife. My COUeio Jobo Gerard and 
«itt. M\ eonjin Meavis and her husband. My cousin Misemoye and 
husband and hi* son my godson. My cousin laabd Gerard. The 
Hon. the Lord Keeper and hi* Lady. My old Aunt A My 

John Aldersey, her son. The Lady Capel. Sir Norton Knot' 
his Lady. My cousin Crane and hi* wife. My cousin Margaret 
widow. My cousin John Kmidiicke, liis wife and children* My 
Chapman and his wife and my cousin M;w>;im, widow. My oooaio M« 
widow. Sir Nicholas Ray n ton and hi* Lady. Sir Kol>ert Parkhurat 
his Lady. My cousin Smiili i>f Haggerston, widow, and my cous 
her sister. Mr*. Wackefeild, widow of Edward Wackefeild. My 
John Aldersey of Spurstowe and his wife, and hi* son Thomas, my 
My cousin Kdwarde* and his wife and his son Thomas, ray godson. 
cou»iu Tilston of Huxley and hi* wife. My cousin Raph I j 
cousin Anthony Radcliffe and hi* wife, and hi* son Thomas, my god I 
My cousin Parsons of Milton and his wife. The company of 
Adventurer)) of England. Twenty poor nuokter*. Bowles my beadle i 

i iv.-s. rii.- ■obooimaater who is, or shall be, appointed to 

In- . -!, .i|.rl at Hargrave (which L caused to be built at nay 
■ _■ |, .uid lln- iiiiiiist.-i llicrw. ,M •_, nephew Thomas MowUon, SOI 
brother John. House* and lands in BroXSOQ in the County l'alatit 
Chester, which I bought of John Hod. 

In a codicil made 16 November IG38 he mentions cousin* St.-«-tu>u 
wife, Mr Wilsou our curate, and others. Amu i] was add 

December 1638. Lee, II 

Damr and Mout.soif of St. Christopher's, London, late wife of 
Thomas Moulson, Knight and Alderman of London, 11 August H 
proved I November 1661. My body to be buried in the vault within 
parish church of St- Christopher*! wherein my late husband was 
My nephuw Sir Gilbert Gerrard of Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex. 
onet, aud his Lady, and my OOOMO M' Francis Gerrard, hi* eldest son. 
godson Gilbert Gerrard eldest sou of my said cousin Francis. Gilt 
Qerranl. si. mid sou, Thomas Gerrard. third sou, and John Gerrard, 
other *nn of my nephew Sir Gilbert Gerrard. My cousin* Mrs K< 
Mrs. Mary Gerrard and Mn Katharine Gerrard. Mycouaiu Mr. Tru 
Conyers and my cousin Mrs. Winifred Conyers, his wife. My ni 
Anthony Badeltflc of Buckinghamshire, son of my brother Mr. 
ward Radclifle ilnmmd Thomas Radcliffe, eldest son of my said uepli 
Bly niece Mrs Catherine Persons, widow, sister to my said nephew 
thony Radeliffe. Her three sons and four daughters which she bad by 

• Stic wan Petit lope, daughter of William Pioliford. Her dan. Bllssbcth was ma 
Thomas Aldersey. 

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hatband Mr. Parsons. Aune Broome and Anne Peaoocke grand- 
of my said niece Katlierine Parsons. Mr. Peacocke, woollen 
, late of Willing Street, and his wife. My niece Meux widow, late 
t Bartholomew Meux Ac. Mr. Cary Mild may otherwise Harvey of 
in Kssex. and my niece Dorothy, his wife. His son M' Francis 
-Mrs. Harvey, late wife ol Mr. John Harvey deceased. James 
son of Samuel Harvey deceased. My niece Mrs. Kightly of Aid- 
batch, widow. Her son Ivdward Kightley and her daughter Mrs 
Mr. John Stephens and his wife, another of my niece \\\-\ 
Mr Thomas Stephens, eldest son of Mr. John Stephens by 
his late wife, daughter of my late bnihtaioYi brother. Arthur itar- 
n con of Mr. Baruardiaton which he had by my uiece the Lady 
The eldest daughter of my said uiece the Lady I ii rnr-ni, by 
Barnardistou, who is lately married to one M' Fowler, a min- 
SODof my said niece, and his wife. My nephew 
d of Ashtou ( Iiuinii, minister, and his wife. My niece 
oyce Gurdon, widow, and bar two sons Mr. James and Mr. John 
i. Mr. Leeilsand myoousin Blixabetb his wife, Mr. Philip Smith, 
rraerly married my niece Mrs- Mary Harvey, and his daughter Mary 
married tf er Moulson. Widow of Mr. 

loalaou of Cheshire- Mr. Hotcroft of Ham in Lssex, eldest son to 
ianry i kinswoman his wife. Mrs Auue 

ier, widow of Sergeant Turner deceased, and her sou 31 r. Edward 
■unsell'T at Law, and her son in law Mr. Colthrop and hJ6 wife, 
kinswotnm lalda, widow, aud her brother Rocker, a minister, 

she lives with- Jlr« Sawoe mv kiu«womau a daughter to my cousin 
Massaro decease* I. Mrs Sawne's eldest daughter, lately married to 

il was added 27 September 1001. Another was written 8 Oo- 
1661. In the latter she mentions, among others, cousin Mr. Holland, 

May, 165. 

who were sufficiently Interested in the article on the Exhibitions of 

to Tr-tu\ tin i, Lady 

ft, page T. ii in tliHt note it was suggested that 

the tounder of the Scholarship, mlghl pr rata be the 

lomas Mowlson. w!m> was Lord Mayor of Loudon hi 1084, All 

f her «ii her name and that she was a widow in H54JI. It will 

In the ah will of Sir Thomas, we have a 

ibated Deo mbei i, ii>3«. 
it. ! ' furnishes th« n idow. 

>it, was allvi * shown 

edition on her part in 16 ■; ..f a will and In 1661 of two 

fc'or the bequest to Anthony Rs Ideal 

ward ItadcIiflV. It may b that her maiden name 

cations which It waa hop«-d that an examination of the wills of Sir 

isontud Lady Id answer, were three. Wash lanf 

is -In- a widow at that time? The researches of Mr. 

• v thai the Lady Ann MowLhod, who lu 1643 foumi 

. r-»hlp at liarvnrd College, was probably the widow of sir Thomas 

»Uin, at one time Lord Maj odon. 

itBW McFaiilami Dams. 

tfOambrtigt, Man.] 

cmw Doddhidoe of Bremeridge, Devon, K»t\. 20 January 1658, proved 

>'j. If I hapi*-u to die within thirty miles <>t Cbeahuut, Herts, 

body may be carried thither and there interred in the Vault of my 


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honored father in law Sir Thomas Dacree of Cheshunt. knight, u neer 
body of my very dear virtuous and truly loving wife Martha, the yoanj 
daughter of the said Sir Thomas Dacree, a* conveniently may be, who 
promketi ne*a ho Ting phm there" aoortrtting to say greol desire. Bol 
happen to die within thirty mile* of the towu of Barnastaple, I>< 
J very much desire that my body may be carried to Barnstaple aud bar 
as near the body of my dear virtuous and loving wife Jane as may lie. 
quests to the town of Barnstaple, for the poor there, to the aldermen 
Bristol (forty pounds) for a piece of plate with my coat of arms t«n£ 
upon it and this inscription Ex Lhno Johanni Doddridge Recorc 

• 'is Bristol). To the poor of Ilfarcom: 
ton. My most dear wife Judith. My dear sisters Mistress Elizabeth Cr 
ing. Mistress Dorothy Lowringand my nephew Master John Martin, 
father in law John Gordon Bag. and dr* loving bi ho Hele 

. Robert Gordon l'.-<|., Master John Martin, Mi 

roasinjj. Master John Ixiwring. Master Joseph Jackson and 

friend* Master Robert A Id worth, Master Kdward Watts and Ma*' 


I Live and bequeath unto the College in New KngUnd towards the mi 
tenuii-e of icbolan there the yearly sum of ten pound* forever, issuing 
going forth out of my Rectory of Premiugton in the County of Devt 
Also I give and bequeath UDl istees for the maintenance of sell 

scholars at the University, according u> the model drawn up by Mi 
Poole :mil OtheT foUlj minister*, the like yeuly 1900 often pounds &C 

My ooueta Hon. thy VTatti wife of Master Edward Watts, Sarah W« 

daughter of Thomas Walker minister of AKsiugtou, Suffolk. CouilU 
Hill one lit' the Barons of the Exchequer. Mj manor of Abbott* bory i 
Porbury, in the Count v of Somerset. Mv niece Jane M.utin, 


[The bequest of John Doddridge, to Harvard College Is noticed in ttu 
vol. «, page 885, hy a. McFariand Dart*, a.m.. In his Bxnibtttoaeaf P 

College.— Editor. ] 

I hi oran/Ol Gai.e uf Stoke Ne-wington, Middlesex, I Februs 

1G77, proved 36 June 1(>7'J. To en* nstei .Mrs. Katherine Nortboott 
pounds. In m\ khuwoman Sarah Rowa, daughter of John Rowsdt. 
fifty pounds, to be. paid at del n] marriage or age of tv. I '<■ 

om.-in- I iiomas and John Rows, son- of John Rows d« 
cousins John Goddard the younger, Thomas Goddard, Kdward 
Ann. Mil v and Susanna Goddara, to each twenty shillings. To tn\ I r i -.' 
Hi. '1 bomai Goodwin, Dr. John Owen, Henry I 1 London, Jc 

Collins. James Union, John I terry of Bum -tuple, Bartholomew Ashwt 
of Axminster, Joseph Swallield of Sarum, Henry Coue of Southern*, 
Joseph Halletl of Exou, Giles Say of Southampton, Mr. Conway 
Mabba Dent hy Hungerford, John Trough ton at Bicester, 

Rowiwell by Calne, Mr. James of Stones, Mr. James of Wap; 
Cataness of Wappiug, Stephen Lobbe of London, Mr. Remolds <■ 
lit Us. Dr. Samuel Annesley of London, Thomas Dauaon in Spittle fie 
Mr, Veale of Stepney. Samuel Lee of Newinglon Green, Kdwanl 1 
Stoke Newington, Mr. Crowch in Little Morefields, Mr. Gilsou, Mr. 

oJ Waie. Mr. Baker of Loudon, Mr. Henry Berry late of Credit 
Thomas Jollie at Pendleton in Lancashire, George Larkhara at Tassanl 
lo Cumberland, Col. Kelsey of Loudon, brewer, Major Reyuea of Lot 


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r. Bena of Islington, brewer, to each of these five pounds. To Isaac 
R*q. of London a piece of plate to tin- value OJ To 

aiel Overton and Robert Pauceforth. t aaofa three pound*. 
the real and residue of my estate, both real and personal &<•., as also 
book D-'-ripw I give and bequeath unto the above mentioned 

)o Owen. Samuel Lee* John Collins. John Troughum, Kdward Terry, 
b, Col. Kehey, Henrj D •■ • .. Robert Paucoforth ami Na- 
si Overton, to be disposed and employed by them, or any three of 
maintenance, education and benefit of such poor 
ill- r charitable usfi8 as they in their discretion shall judge fit 
Boat agreeable to my mind and will; and tiny shall have the sole and 
• -'i ■ said residue &&, withoot being accountable or called 
Ac: and if any person or persons shall tee, Call in question or 
it tho said Dr. John Owen (and the others) my will is that ueithor 
person or persons nor any in wbOM behalf he m liiey .vhall ho call in 
these said persons, Sam: Lee and the rest, or either of them, shall 
u>7 part of my estate or benefit by this my will. And I make and 
the said Dr. John Owen (and the others) my executors, 
aoraiidum. whereas my sister Northern t owes me about one hundred 
upon Bond and about forty pounds that I lent her la curry on the 
above withall I received tor my scholars diet over and above what I 
tven her iu my will I desire the interest of what she owes me may 
le until she be iu a capacity to pay it- Also my desire is thai 
i bare all my gold and rings, excepting those pieces of gold and rings 
(•ball be disposed of by me. Mem"""' if Mr. Moreland be not man- 
ia nay will I desire he should have five pounds. Also Mr. Giles 
of Southampton six pounds to make up what is mentioned in my will 
i smeli. My will and desire also i» thai Air. Henry Dornoy may have 
ity pounds > led to what 1 have given him iu my will. And 

■y library be also given and disposed to the Colledge of or in New 
ad where Mr. Oakes is head, except those philosophical books which 
aeedful for students here. Robert Paunceforte of Gray's inn, in the 
made oath to the above. King, 70. 

£Ta* library of Theophllus Gale was received by Harvard College, and for 
riser* in half of the college library. It waa burned 

r rest of the college library January 24, 1764. See Qulocy's History of 
Iveraity, vol. I pp. 1S4, 1*6 and 643. and vol. 2. p. 481.— Bditoh ) 

tiAV BOLTON of Harrow on the Hill. Middlesex, clerk, 8 April 

1, prov f 1691. To my cousin Susanna Fisher ten pound*. 

I the residue and n ilaie whatsoever, my debts and 

| charges Wing fir»t paid and discharged, I give unto my sou and 

sir, A Bolton, for his education in the time of hi* minority 

afterward* to such use* as, he shall think fit, but in case my 

■ xlti htiJ4.lI depart this life during tin- time, of hi* minority then 

and lwo,ueaih what shall remain after hi* decease onto my brother 

Bolton in Virginia and to bis heirs and assign* forever. I make my 

aixl well beloved friends Robert l'ayu of the Charter House, London, 

and Thomas Robinson of Harrow on the Hill, gentleman, sole 


iTfJAJSir.L Braddock. citizen and inorcor of London, 10 July, 1G85, 
rd 31 May 1030. Bound on a voyago to Virginia in the parts beyond 
>eaa, in the good ship called tho Marchaut Hope of Loudon. My 

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brother in law John Rooke staudeth liounil DntO me for payment of 
•core pounds the First of January next Gaining the death of my father Jc 
Braddocke. Out of this sum 1 give to .John Rooke. son of said John, twt 
poundH. which his father shall put out and employ for the most use 
benefit of the said John Rooko his sou, until be attain to the full age 
one and twenty years; tben the twenty pounds, with the benefit and 
crease, to be paid unto the said son. To Johu More son of my 
Valentine More other twuuty pounds out of the said three score, at onei 
twenty years. In the meantime my executor to pay to my sister St 
Moore, mother of tho said Johu Moore, thirty and two shilliugs per 
towards the maintenance of the said JouQi To my brother Johu 
docke live pounds out of tin: laid three score pounds, and five pounds 
thereof I give to my sister Rebecca Braddocke. Tho residue of tho 
three score pounds to my brother in law Johu Rooke if he take upon 
self the exe .ution of this my will. All my other goods I give to my brol 
John Braddocke and my sisters Sarah Rooke, Rebecca Braddocke 
Susan Moore. File. 5£ 

Howard of the City of Philadelphia in tiie Province of 
ayl*-*, gluziei, to March 1743-4, proved 8 November 1746. I do NH 
and appoint my dear and loving wife Esther and my (ratty friends EbeE 
Kiuuersley and Thomas Leach, both of the laid city, shopkeeper*, to! 
exeeatrix and executor* of tail my last will and testament for and 
ing my estate in l'enaylv* and elsewhere (Great Britain excepted). W| 
as the n:titl Ebenexer Kiunersley is indebted unto me in the sum of tlii 
pounds, tlii* Currency, or thereabout! now I <lo release him of the afor 
said upon this condition only, that he undertake tlie burthen of executor 
without any further consideration or reward for his tmnii D ; an 

do give unto the said Thomas Leach thirty pounds Pensylv* Currency 
his trouble a* U executor; and I do give and bequeath unto my said 
and loving wife Esther particularly all my negroe slaves, namely, Y« 
Daphne, and the child Gin, with all my prate, household furniture and 
sum of ■even hundred pounds currency aforesaid in cash, or such bouda 
aecuritie* to the amount thereof as she shall choose; also the moneys 
•become due unto me for the land I lately sold unto William Haw, and 
my mare, chase and harness thereto belonging, and all my right to the st 
•which 1 tOOk of Thomas Howard. .VI ! give and dev"i 

■M laid wile, Esther, my messuage or tenement, and lot of g»> 
belonging situate in Front Struct iu tho said City, between the moact 
.and lots of Robert Strettle to the North and George Shed to the 
ward, together with the appurteuaiices and all those yearly rent charges 
W near Elbow Lane which 1 purchased of Joshua Carpeuter, amounting 
yearly sum of twelve pounds, eight shillings and four pence or the 
about*. As for and concerning the rest and residue of all and singular 
iauds, tenements, rents and hereditaments I do hereby direct and auti 
my executors for my estate in Pensylv*, or such of them as shall uudert 
the executorship there, or the survivors or survivor of them to m ike 
'thereof for the best price that can reasonably be gotten and out of 
-jnoueys tie nee proceeding, with what more can be recovered or 
my goods and chattels, it is my will that by and out of the same and out 
my effects in Great Britain there shall first be raised uud paid the sum 
one hundred pounds sterling apiece to my brothers, Thomas Bra 
.Joseph Bradley and my sister Ann Shepherd, and, in the next place, 

1398. ! 

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■am of thirty pounds sterling apiece (0 my I wo nephews, namely, Edward 

and William Bradley (the son of my brother 
hews I do Dominate to be my execut' 
estate and effects in fSrejil Britain, Ami lastly as concerning the larploe- 
age. if any, I do hereby give god devise the lame an to her my said wife 
us, MOiisMtrator* and assigns for ever. 
P' Turner, C. Broodeo, Rob* Strettle. 
The will wee proved by the oath of Kdward Shepherd, lo whom admin- 
istration wee granted, power reserved of making the like grant to William 
Bradley, tbe other executor, when ho should apply for the same. 

Edmunds, 318. 

William Wadk late of Westham, Sussex, yeoman, bond to Pennsyl. 

vania in America, 24 August 1692, proved 28 October 1682- I do order 

and ap|<iint Philip Pord living in LondoO, in Bow Lain-, merchant, to lie 

locator and do give him ten pouinls and do allow bin reasonable 

charjiea. I do give unto my brother Bdmund Wade n've j»>nnil-». To my 

r Thomas Wade five pouodf. To my brother Edmund's eldest son 
Edmund Wade one hundred pound*. I" bk ffOVDgtf 108 Thomaa Wade 
all my eatate in goods in Pennsylvania, paving every apt taut both men and 
maid* fire pounds apiece when they have served their times out. '1 
Meeting at A sen five pounds, at Marcall Pieknols and Moses French and 
Samuel Web's disposing, and what remaiiis over in England to be equally 

I between my two brothers Edmund and Thomas Wade, except the 
lundred pounds I have in Sestets ( lie) stock, my will is that it should be 

I between my brother Eamuud Wade's two sons, Bdmund and 
Thomas. Cottle, 124. 

SaXafi Seward of Bristol, widow, well stricken in years. 12 July IfiSl, 
proved 2 December 1682. My body I commit to the earth to be decently 
Interred in St. Thomas Churchyard within this city, as near as may be to the 

uv late deceased mother there. To ray elder i lohn Reward and 

is wife Hester ten pounds. so as they buy them mourning apparel and wear 
1 'o the said John one hundred pound-. In nn.ney, in one 
rafter my decease, if he be then livirg, but not else. My •XeOQton 
I in twelve months pay into the chamber of Bristol two hundred and 
poumls. to remain at the usual interest by them given, for the benefit 
my fire grandchildren, Sarah, Hester, John, James and Thomas Seward. 
n of my said son John by his said wife Hester, to he paid. Ii!'i> (with 
-si ) to each at one and twenty. To my eldest Bridget 

bams five pounds, to be paid into her own hands within ten days after 
decease, my intent being that it shall not be liable to satisfy any debt 
I husband nor that be shall have any thing to do therewith. I 
re pounds more to buy her mourning apparel to be worn at my 
My executors also to settle on her an anuuity of twenty pounds, 
f all taxes, charges, deductions and reprizes, to bo paid into her own 
sand* rly payments); and her husband shall have nothing to do 

•nth it Ac. Another annuity or yearly sum of ten pounds to be settled ou 
•y grandson James Williams, son of my said daughter Bridget; but if my 
•wd grandson shall either be beyond sea or cannot come to receive his said 
annuity in person my executors shall detain thu sumo till he doth return 
fcm sea or can come to receive it in person, it being my intent that his 
fcther nor wife shall have any henefit by this my beque lud that if my 
•sM grandson dies in thu life time of my executor all arrears of this his 


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annuity shall accrue and be paid to him my said executor. C 
ing apparel and household effects to said daughter. To aaid grand 
James William* ten pounds within ten days after ray decease. To 
daughter Sarah Ilasell five pounds, for mourning to wear at ray funeral, i 
i I token of my l©TO. And I forgive her the fifty jtout 
which 1 lent her lute hushand William HaaelL To her son William Hi 
twenty shillings, and the reason why I give him no more is because I in: 
to give fifty pounds towards the placing of him apprentice; hut to 
son John Ilasell I give nothing because, he is beyond sea, never likt 
rum for F.ujjland. To her other live children. Kichard. James. Sarah. . 
and Katberiue Hasell fifty pounds apiece, to he paid at their respective I 
of otie and twenty years. To my 'laughter Mary Seward five pounds 
mourning) and live pounds as u token of my love; aud the reason 
give her no more is because I hare promised to give her three hue 

Emnds for an increase of her portion ou her intermarriage with 
Owdfac, and if said marriage takes place in my life time I give the 
Robert Dowdii To my sou Jam- 

lodgQ &ad garden on Si. Michael's Hill. Bristol, iu or ueur a] Po 

being city land, and all my term &C to Come therein. To my -taught 
Rebecca Svword two hundred pounds and tiv" pounds more (for mountin| 
Ten pound* to ten poor householders of Bristol, and forty shillings in hr 
ther poor. To Mr. Nidiola* lYuwasme, minister of St. Stephens, fa 
shillings, and to M' Thomas Palmer, minister of St. Walborge twenty *fa 
lings. All the rest to my said younger sou James Seword, whom 1 
MiUMfl sofa executor. 

Francis Yeuuiuus, Richard ilollester and Richard Y canning among 
ivilih -.•■ Coti 

Jonathan Cay, Rector of Christ Church pariah in Calvert ' 
the, Province of Maryland 24 .June 171S, proved at London I'J 
1788. 1 give my body to I In- ground to be rred by m. 

trix. with as little charge a* po**ible. To my loving brother, John < 
m\ boolta, those only excepted which shall be chosen 
hereafter mentioned. 1 give to my wife Dorothy any twenty Itooks 
she shall choose out of mine: tin- remainder to mj brother a* already 
tioned. All the rest dec. of my good*, chattels &« .-. I . to my wifo « 
I constitute 9ole executrix. 

Wn: Phillis Clodius, Frederick Clodius. Owen Kllia. 

Under the above was written " Oopin Vera rj Gabriel Parker, 
i rr . Calv't County." Then follow* a statement showing thai this 
had been proved in Maryland 6 JttM 17-'i7. Brodrej 

Edkoxdi YoKERof Cotton End in the Cnuiiiy of Northamptot 
18 November 1 CI 4. proved 17 April 1614[?]. My body lobe buried in i 
churchyard of llardiugatoii. I give to Nathaniel, my eldest son. a 
bowl culled the " maxzar." to be delivered unto him after the decease 
Katharyne my wife, over and above the goods heretofore given unto hi 
as by certain writings thereof made betwixt me and the aaid Nathaniel i 
appear. I do give to Bnrthew (Bartholomew) my second eon tv»n 
pounds to lm employed as a stock for the keeping of him. And wbeo 
-hull Ir> able to employ the same, in the judgment of my overseers, 
same money shall be delivered unto his own hands (some bedding also 
him). "1 doe genu and bequeathe unto my daughter Dudley one 

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To my daughter Greene one silver bowl. These to be delivered 
them altar the decease of Katharine ny wife 
Itfli. I doe gene Ut my three grandchildren, that is to say to Samuel! 
ley and Ahyguill Greene forty shillinges apeec and one silver spoon a 
and to Aime Dudley tvrenlie shillinges and one siluer spone to be 
*ed no at their seu'all ages of one and twentye yeares or before 

y wif shall tliinke fytL" To Abigail Hills my servant three shillings 
four pence and to every of my servants that shall dwell with me at my 
two shillings apiece. To Mr. Klud. Mr. Foster and Mr. Rush- 
ten shillings apiece. Tu the poor in West Cotton six shillings eight 
and to the poor iu East Cotton aix shillings eight pence. I do also 
ui shillings and eight pence towards the repair of the Cawsye loading 
my house In Northampton. To Samuel Osmonde and to Joseph Royes 
shillings. All other my goods and chattels, whatsoever and where- 
hey be, I give unto Kathuriue my wife and Joseph my son, whom I 
make full executors. Aud I do constitute and appoint Robert Tanfteld, 
Dudley. William Sbarpe and Lewes Thomas my overseers. Wit: 
,.heu Henchman and others. Northampton Wills. Book 8, 137. 

will nuncupative of Katheriue Yorke late of Northampton, widow, 

declared about the 21 day of June, A.D. 1633, in the presence of Mr. 

B* iaiola in Northampton, Mr. Rullivaut, parsou of 

jn, and William Turlaud, and proved 24 August, 1683. She gave 

goods whatsoever to John Mansion of Northampton, baker, in oon- 

I what she owed uuto him and for the dicbarge of ten shillings 

•he owed to Mr. John Lawe of Northampton, aud eight shilling* to 

as Houghton of the same. 

ie inventory, returned by Mr. Mansion, amouuted to £6, 8a, 3d. 

Northampton Wills, I3ook F., 1 17-118-. 

; looks as If I had found the will of the father of Gov. Thomas Dudley's 
From the parish registers of All Saint. Northampton, 1 gleaned the fdJ- 

Not. lCOe, Saiuuell Alius Thome Dudley baptlzat. fuit xxx° die.— H. F. 

rothy, the first wife of Got. Thomas Dudley, died at Uoxbnry, Mass., Dec. 
IMS, aged 61 years. Ste KxumxR, vol. 10, page 130, ind History of the- 
Family, by Dean Dudley, Part I., page 70.— Editou] 

iUB Bixdino of Chertsey, Surrey, widow. 17 July 1687, proved & 
iber 1687. My six acres of copyhold land, in Chertsey Ka^tmead, 
lands of Robert Wye of Chobham and now in the occupation of 
'.. I give and devise unto my daughter Abigail Dyke now the 
Dyke of London ; and also my copyhold messuages and 
brook land thereunto belonging at Andrew News in the same parish of 
v, now in the occupation of Richard Goodenough, John Jane way 
a ilrutow; and my messuage of freehold, with the gate room or 
and one garden plot, with two closes of arable land, at Andrew News, 
.tiou of Elizabeth Starke widow, I give and devise unto 
my kaid daugi: 

Aod whereas the C-o. of Vintners in London stand bound to me in a bill 

obligatory in the penal sum of two hundred pounds, for the payment of one 

kuodred pounds principal, with interest, as by the said bill, dated 27 

ttraary 1683, doth and may appear, I will and bequeath the said hun- 

i. with what iuterest shall be due for the same from the time of 

decease until the said hundred pounds shall be paid unto my daughter 

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122 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

Sarah Buckley, tli ■• wife of Mr. Richard Buckley of Boston in New Ea$- 
land. And whereas John Warner of Adlesdou in Chertaey doth owe bom 
me one hundred and Bftj ipon a surrender of bis bouse and laodt 

in Aldetidun, the surrender being in the hands of Richard Jordan aid 
Maurice Crockford, two of the customary tenant* of the manor of Cheruej 
k.»inl, I give .ind bequeath one hundred pound* thereof unto my grans 
daughter Saruh Ireland the wife of Mr. Richard Ireland, cbirurgiou. And 
whereas my son in law Mr. Jeremiah Dyke doth owe uuto me three hoo- 
drcd pounds, upon a Bond dated 8 June 1682, I do give and bequeath two 
hundred and fifty pounds thereof to be equally divided between tive of my 
said son Dyke's children, Peter, Dorothy. Sarah, Lucy and Eleanor Djke. 
to each of them lilty pounds apiece. Out of my other estate I give and be- 
queath to my niece Mrs. Bird Blackwell ten pounds, to my con Ireland ami 
his wife twenty pounds for mourning, to my son (Jollier and his wife 
twenty pounds for mourning, to my great grandchild Sarah Ireland 
five pounds, to my great grandchildren Daniel Collier and Sarah Colli 
five pounds apiece, to my loving friends Mr. Thomas Clowes and his 
each of them, a ring of twenty shilliugs, to Elizabeth Slarke twenty 
linga, to Joice Rimell the elder twenty shilliugs, to the poor of Chertaey 
foure pounds. I give to my daughter Abigail Dyke my Jewell of Diamonds, 
to my grand daughter Sarah Ireland my ring set with three atonea and my 
beat carpet in my parlor and Gerrard"a Herbal. I give to my gr... 
Jeremiah Dyke my crystal watch and one shilling in money. The resides 
to my son in law Mr. Jeremiah Dyke and Abigail his wife, whom I make 
and ordain executors &c. Foot, ! 

[Richard Buckley, of Boston, was perhaps a relative of Joseph Buckley wha 
had a Hon Richard (.see Savage). — Euitoh.] 

John Bdrnapp of Aston, Herts., clerk. SO March 1653, proved 10 
March 1653. My body to be buried in Aston Chaucel aa near unto nj 
deeeased wife as conveniently may lie. To the poor of Aston three pounds, 
to be distributed amongst them within oue month after my decease. I will 
and give uuto my son Thomas two hundred and fifty pounds which, my 
will is, shall he laid out by my executor, with the advice and approbation 
of the overseers of thi» my Will, in merchantable commodities and wares 
and *> •■hi into New Kiigland to my said son Thomas at three aeverai 
times, when it may be done most safely within four years. But if through 
the troubles of these times my said overseers shall conceive that the said 
commodities and wares, so willed to be sent to my said son Thomas, or any 
part thereof, may not lie sif.I, i-d to him then my will is that so 

much of the said two hundred and fifty pounds as shall not be laid out and 
sent to my said son Thomas, as is aforesaid, »hull be laid out in land or 
olherwiho by my said executors for the use of my said son Thomas an 
heirs according as my said overseers or the survivor of them, or the heir 

»urviv<>r of them, vhall direct and think fitting. I give to m 
"sarvant" Margaret Hunt five pounds of currant money, and I will my 
sou John to be helpful and kind uuto her. I give unto my sarvaut Thomas 
Thorpe twenty shillings aud to my sarvaut James Humfrey tea shillings 
and to my sarvaut Mary Cauu leu shillings of like currant money. 1 give 
unto all the children of my brother Thomas Burnapp and of my deceased 
brother Abraham Burnapp and of my sister Perry twenty shillings apiece. 
1 do nominate and desire my loving friends Nathaniel Dodd of Bemington 
in the said County of Hartford, Clerk, and Henry Chauncy of Yardly, to 

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of Hartford aforesaid, Esquire, to be overseer* of thin my latf 
to do iheir endeavors for tho performance of my will herein, as is 
; And for their love and pains therein I give and bequeath to each 
orty shillings to buy them rings. My said son John to be the 

Henry Chauncey, John Humberston, the mark of Thomas Thorpe. 

Alchin. id8. 

aunt of the Burnaps of ,Vcw England, see Savage's Genealogical 
I. pp. 80&-4.— Editob.] 

Towset. 10 March 1698-9, proved 19 September 1709. I do 
taqaeatb unto Mrs. Abigail Ilcuehuiaii, widow, dwelling at this 
i Boston in New England tho sum of three hundred pounds cur- 
Nt -w Euglaud, provided she be remaining in the state of 
d ml tho lime when this my lust will and teBlamunt shall be in 
of good effect. The rest of toy estate and goods of what kind 
^ive unto my brother Thomas Towsey aud his heirs forever, whom 
to and appoint to be the whole aud sole executor of this my last 
Lbroham Adams, Abigail Adams, John Soames. Lane, 229. 

hnwfl named In this will was the widow of Hezeklah Henchman 
, who tiled May. 1884 (Savage).— Editor.] 

IX Bcrxkt. Governor of New York and New Jersey, subscribed 
I at New York 6 December 1727, proved 9 July 1780, As to 
I will that it be buried at the Chapel of the Fort at New York. 
iy dearest wife Mary aud one of my children, U ■ vault prepared 
in case I die iu the Province of Naw York, but if 1 die elsewhere, 
irest church or burying ground, or iu the sea, if 1 should die there, 
hat all places are alike to God's allseeiug eye; and 1 hereby 
I I be buned in the DBOtC private manner and with the least ex- 
t may be. aud after the mauner of any Protestant Church that 
ten to be nearest to the place of my decease. Whereas I have 
te in Holb. me estate and effect* in Rnglaad 1 require 

tors hereafter m<'iit:i>nrd. or one of them, to give full powers to 
»«v David Mitchel and to my sister Mary hi* wife, or to the 
jf thro, to sell and dispose of ail my share rest in any 

I effects which I shall die possessed of iu England aud Holland 
f abate iu the produce of my father's History yet to come, aud to 
whole to the satisfying all that remains due to the estate of my 
ler Gilbert from me. aud when thul is doue my executors are like- 
sod over all my books aud pamphlets to my said brother and sister 
id. to be sold by them aud the produce applied in the same man- 
io said debt aud the interest thereof be fully paid, aud if that is 
■ut then to desire au account from my said brother aud sister of 
lot thereou and to seud that over as soon as may be to them 
■ tale of my effects or estate, real or personal, in America till the 
be folly discharged, my brother Gilbert having with the utmost 
r and affection supplied me wilb all that I wauted to discbarge my 
unbranoee when I left England, as my brother Mitchel had iu like 
one. with the same generous friendship ; but 1 have had the satis- 
pay him aire n 
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tors and seut over, provided with all couveuieucea witbiu six mouths 
my decease, to the aire and gpardianship "f iny said brother and »u 
Mitchell, or the survivor of them, who are to take care of his education 
of the estate in England which shall belong to bim after my decease; 
they are likewise to take care that all my estate or effects ID England 
Holland, after my said debt to my brother Gilbert is paid, be applic 
any retnaiuder tbere be, to tbe use of my said sou Gilbert, lo whom 
fore, because already well provided in England, I leave uo part <>i 
estate or effects in America, except the gold and silver medals bcariu; 
images of Kiug (George?) the first, of tho Princess & id of 

George the Second and the gilt tea table plate, both which vara given 
my father by the said 1'iiiieess Sophia, late Electorcas Dowager of liru 
wick, wind i medal* and plate I leave to my said sou, aud after him to 
male heirs forever, who are hereby charged to keep the same as a per r _ 
memorial that my father's faithful services to tbe Protestant Succession 
tbat Illustrious House were well accepted before their accession to 
Throue of Great Britain, as they have been since amply rewarded by 
George the First to my father's children. As to mourning to my scrvi 
I leave that to the discretion of my executors. My debts and legacies 
foremeutioned being first paid I do hereby give full power and authority 
my executors hereinafter mentioned, and to the survivor of them, and I 
the executors or administrators of the survivor of them, to grant, bar 
sell, convey and assure every or any part or (tarts of all my estate, 
personal, in fee or for life or for years, as to theni shall seem most < 
pedienu and to make, execute and ackuowledge all such deeds, writings i 
acts as shall bo necessary for that purpose, but, nevertheless, upon 
special Trust and confidence that the moneys or profits arising by sale 
otherwise of the premises be applied and given to and for the use of 
children, William, Mary and Thomas, by my late dearest wife Ma- 
horn, in the proportions following, to witt, in three equal shares 
them while they all three continue alive and under the age of twenty 
years, but in case of the death of any of my said children then the share i 
the dead child to be shared equally by the surviving children afor 
My will h> liiMt ul! sui-li parts of my estate that shall happen not to be i 
shall, when my eldest sou of my aforesaid three children by my last 
comes of age, be valued, each part thereof particularly by tin- i*-n»on»i 
powered to sell them and if all my said children !»■ then alive tin 
is that my said executors or the survivor of them &c, do give, grant 
convey to tin- said William such part and parts of my real ami 
estate as will amount in value to a full third part of my said estate, 
that the protiU of the shares of my other two children be applied to 
use till they respectively arrive at tbe age of tweotj one years, and 
their shares respectively to be given to them in the same manner as 
tiatu's share is hereby directed to be given to bim &c. dec. I do b« 
appoint Abraham Vnnborn and Mary his wife, and the survivor of 
and the executors or administrators of them, executors of this my last 
and testament and guardians of my said three youugest obildraa. 

(sigued) N\ Burnett 
Wit: 1* Bovin, John Haskott, Stephen Deblois. Aubex, 163. 

[Gov. William Buruet. the testator, was ason of Gilbert Bnrnet (the htstotw 
bishop of Salisbury, and was born at the Hague, March. 1688, and died at ' 
ton. Mass., 8«pt. 7, 1739, being at that time governor of Massachusetts- 
had yrewoualy been governor of New York and New Jersey. His dug 


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Hon. William BroWBeof Snirm HtH-, When »ht" dlrd annul 1, 

;inil In his will (extract* fr have been furnished na by 

In, Esq.). directs that his hody be. hurled in "the lomb of my 

r>rs ii and that It " be laid nearest to the body of my dear, my 

affectionate, nnd my constant wife, friend and companion, Mary 

daughter of Governor Burnet, deceased." Notices of thr Browne Family of 

lem. Including the son-in-law of Gov. Burnet, are printed in the Kkoikter. 

!.?»►. page 243.— Editor.] 

J a mm Tooi'E of Rntdiffe. Midd'x., mariner, bound out to na in that 
-•ailed the Turkey Merchant whereof Cap' John Kempthorue is 
imaod'T. tor Smyrna. 6 September 1675, proved ."> October 1682. To 
kioscnau Nathaniel Too|>e. aon of Robert Toope of the parish of Stone- 
Devon, ropemaker, twenty shillings, within six mouths after iny do- 
To Elisabeth Toope. daughter of the Raid Rolrert, five pound- 
months Ac). All the rest of my estate, whether real or personal, I do 
jlly give and bequeath unto my loving wife Eleanor, whom I make &c. 
i'rix. And I desire my loving brothers Edward Carter of Loo- 
merchant, and Richard Hurley of Ratdiffe, mariner, to be the super- 
■ir overireerb of :lii- mj btM will fa Cottle, 124. 

Edward Castkr of Edmonton, Midd\ Esquire, 18 October 1682, 
1682. My body lo be interred in the parish church 
'ana in the East in London, in tho middle aisle under the stone 
for my daughter Anne Place, and as near to tho grave of my former 
Mrs. Anne Carter, buried than . •, enicutly may be. 1 give all 

messuages, land and tenements in Edmonton and my third pun (the 
>le in three parts to be divided) of and in all those mitffing"" "•' 

and hereditament* in Cbalfbnt S' Peters, Hueks. and all other my 

i*ges, lauds, tenemeuts &c whatever within the Kingdom "t England 

my Plantation in Virginia called Price'*. Plantation, lying on 

Noah side of Rappahannock River, now in the possession of my Agents, 

or overseers there, with all the slock, servants, negroes, housing, 

», edifices, material:-. Implemente, utensils, goods and chattels what- 

ir belonging to or used with, in or upon the said Plantation, and my 

Plantation in Virginia, called Moiioseo Plantation, lying also on the 

i side of the said river Ac, to my son Edward Carter, and the heirs of 

body: remainder thereof lo my eldest daughter Elizabeth Carter, and 

heirs of her hody: remainder to my daughter Anne Carter and the 

her body; and for want of such heirs to my wife Elizabeth Carter 

i heirs forever. (Provision made in case wife should sell these 

And 1 do hen- make it my desire to my said dear wife that 

will not sell or dispose of the said plantations, stock or goods unless she 

occasion for so doing. And I make my said wife guardian to all 

said children, Edward, Elizabeth and Anne Carter, until they severally 

iin their respective ages of twenty and one years, she to maintain, bring 

educate and instruct my said children in the fear of God and in a decent, 

manner agreeable to their respective fortunes. As to my other 

s in Virginia and my land in Maryland I give and bequeath the same 

. nl.iiil of band in the County of Uppnr Norfolk 

■ r..k, in Nansemond River, where I formerly 

'her tract in the said County, at or near the head of the said 

Itaintng about five hundred acres, and my other tract, near the 

oft! River, formerly in the occapation of Coll. TbomM 

bidge, together with another tract or dividend in the Province of Mary- 


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land, called Werton, part whereof was lately in the occupation 
Salisbury deceased, be sold by my executrix for the payment of my 
and the belter maintenance and education of my said chil-ln | 
residue of my estate shall )»■ \>ai out ;«t interest and improv' i lb 
fit and advantage of my said two daughters, Elizabeth and A 
My wife to be executrix. Cottle, 

John Oltvkr of the City of Bristol u marchant." My body to be h 
In the parish church of St. Stephens within the City of Bristol. I gi 
bequeath to my son Robert Olyver all my lands and tenements wiUiin 
County of Gloucester and in the parishes of Wiekwarr, Crambo'' 
Tate, the which I lately purchased of Alexander Neiilo of Yate, to 
and to hold to him and his heirs male forever upon condition that f 
Robert and his heirs do pay unto my youngest son, Henry O 
his natural life, out of the said lands &c the sum of twenty pounds 
money yearly. In default of such issue male of my sod Robert I » 
the said lands &e. do come and descend to Thomas my son, and to his 
male, upon the like condition; and for want of issue male of Thomas, 
to John my son &c. and so from one to another to the last. All the 
and tenements within the City of Bristol that were sometimes the 
and tenements of mj father Thomas Olyver and ill tl< 
within the said City I give and bequeath in manner and form fall 
First my C.ipiul messuage in Corn Street that lately I pnn-hased of 
Kalke gen 1 and the tenement that Robert Fryer dwelletb in I 
Thomas my *«»» and to bis heirs forever. I give to John my son m 
ment on the back wherein lately William Colston dwelt. I give a: 

ith mv three tenements in Recklifle(Redclifl?) Street, when 
Wodsoii dwelletb, John Dolphin and Thomas Holbiti, baker, dw- 
James my son ami to hi* heirs forever. 1 give my tenement in S 
Street, called the White Lion, and three little other tenement** uml 
deu and two stables to Tboby my sou. I give to Henry my son the g 
and lodge in Marsh Street that I lately purchased of .Mr. Kelke. 
to James my son my tenement tii:n. I dwell in, situate in Midland S 
paying to the company of Taylors within the City of Bristol forty sb 
per annum, as by their writing appearcth. I give to Mary uiy dau 
the profits and commodities that shall grow and increase upon mj p 
the lease of •'presage'' for three years. The rest of the yean unexpired 
three years, I will that Thomas and John my sons shall equally hav 
enjoy. I give to James one hundred iwuuds and to Tboby oue othe 
dred pounds. My laud in loug Ashton, iu the County of Somerset, 
to my well beloved wife Elizabeth Olyver and to her beira EofOVW. 
to the Church Wardens of St. Stephens forever one little tenement in 
Lane wherein Mauiield lately dwelt, to the use of the said parish 
the rest of my goods &c. I give to Elizabeth my wife, whom I m. 
appoint executrix, whom I do desire that she will give to my mo 
garet Coxe, widow, during her natural life, live pounds per annum 
And I do inlreat my good friends Mr. John Weblie, now mayor, 
Coventrye Esq. and Mr. John Barker to bo overseers of this my 
and I give to every of them a gown apiece, to solemnize my fin, 

This will was proved at London 6 February 1697 by the oath of 
Lovell, Not. Pub., attorney for Elizabeth the relict and oxecutrix nam 
the will. Lcwyn, 

[John Oliver, the testator, was a son of Thomas and Margaret (Alkya) 

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I sWftol He married Aug. 88, 1577. Elisabeth Rowland. Be dM in Jan- 
g,tt»T-», and his widow, whose will Is given below, married Feb. IS, l.v.t'J- 
«■ H«n. Their son James, born 1588, died 1629, married Francos 
Tvrj were the parent*) of John Oliver, born in Bristol. Bog., in : 
t? England In I I ed in Newbury, and <li 1649. 

..I. Cambrii 
- family ol Oliver will be found will. iicta 

I p«kk registers and tabular pedigrees.— Kihtoh.J 

so Cole of the City of Bristol, alderman. 10 Juno 1503. proved 

body to be buried iu the church of All Saints. Bristol, 

my erst wife lieth, in the North Aisle. My manor, hinds, tene- 

ailsey, Somerset, and in Coimisbury (Congrcsbury ?) and 

tSt Lawrence, Somerset, I give to my wife, and also my "house in 

"»*■ dwell in Bristol, and my grounds, orchard and gardens in 

i mend in the parish of St- James in the suburbs of Bristol, known 

I lijr the name of the Friars or Gray Friars &c, and my two store 

ton the Key in Bristol, one in the tenure of Mr. John Hopkins, mer- 

ither in the late tenure of Elizabeth Ham lute wife of John 

i«orchant, in the parish of St. Stephens; all during her natural life. 

'her decease 1 give them to Richard Cole, son of William Cole, 

Tbbwm Cole my brother, which son Richard he had by his first wife, 

lohn Ashe merchant Fir 1 1< k of issue of the body of the 

Cole I give them to his father William Cole and bis lawful 

liliar which, I give the house wherein I now dwell in t lie High 

I tod the Friars aforesaid to Richard Huulton, son of John Boulton of 

i&ercktnt; and my house and land in Nuilsey to Alexander Bain- 

iry Baynhara of Yeate, Gloucester; and my minor of 

lifi Somerset to Richard Cam, son of Arthur Cam, which he hath 

Wolker Thomas Cole's daughter Fortune; and I give to Nicholas 

: Thomas Murford ol Bulh, which he had by my sister's 

'Mary, my tenement called Dandris, now in the tenure of William 

(sjidtwo other tenements, both which are in Conoysburv. Somerset) ; 

9** to all the sons of John Surney ol Wick war, Gloucester, which 

Ibjmy sister's daughter Tedith, all the rest of my lands undisposed 

■yibury; and to Thomas White, son of Thomas White of Bristol, 

•use in Marsh Street, Bristol. A ring which hath a Sap- 

eh M r Chester gave me, I give to Anne Cole, William Cole's 

A conditional bequest to Thomas Knight, son of Edward Kuight, 

i he bd by ray sister's daughter Alice. William Spratt my first wife's 

Fisher, wife of William Fisher, my sister's daughter (John 

r). Brother Thomas Cole. To Anne, wife of William 

iS geld ring with a saphire stone, which ring her grainimother Mrs. 

er gate me- To (leorge Goughe, sou of Henry Goughe, a riug of 

I hi« grandfather Itobert Smith gave me. To Alice Hopkins, 

■of Tbo 'k'uis, a ring which her grandfather Robert Kow- 

To ray cousins Gyles Dyuiery and Nicholas Dytnerie 

each and a black cloak. Mv con-in Morris Cole's children. 

■est of Thomas Wh ren. My cousin Mr. George Suigg, 

' of Bristol- My brother Edward Carre of Woodspriug, gentleman. 

I'stche sexton of All SaiuU- My cousin Arthur Cam. Arthur 

sua. Hi, hi, 64. 

i/ahetii Haa. wife of Hierom Ham of the City of Bristol gen 1 , late 
atrix of John Olyver of the said city merchant, ! I December 


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1619, proved 80 October 1628. I give unto my daughter Mary Gi 
one sixteenth part of the " prysadge" lease and unto my son Heoi 
the other sixteenth part of the tine prysadge lease I now 1 
prysadge lease 1 iliil put my husband Hi.rom llain in trust to boy for 
and to b« disposed of at my pleasure. If my laid daughter Mary Gt" 
shall decease and depart this life before, the end nf the said lease then 
profit and benefit of the time then remaining *h:ill come to her chil 
be divided by equal portions, thu' li hall 

"int. Teased" in tl in Redland. More I give unto her one fc 

bed one bobt>0 and two pillow*, marked with two letters for her name, i 
my be»t Arras coverlet, the great Cypres chest, a neddle work chair, 
the two stools, one of the gilt chairs and all my wealing apparel Ac 
my grand child William Griffith the great spruce cheat in the higher 
and my green carpet. To Mary Griffith my grandchild my d 
Apostle spoons. My will i* thai mv ton Henry do pay, out of hi* aaidi 

h perl <■! iii. prysadge lease, unto my husband Jerom Ham ten 
yearly doting the lease (if he so long shall live), only the last two 

'ed to him the said Henry. More, he shall pay unto my I 
Rowland (only the last two years excepted) ten pounds yearly (if the 
Thomas so long shall live); ami if the said Thomas shall happei 
this lift- before the end of these years given bim then my will is that 
years shall be then to come shall remain to bit children that hath no 
lions left them by their grandmother Redwood. More, my will is thai 
first ten pounds payable out of his sixteenth part of prysadge lease unto: 
■on Thomas Rowland shall be given unto Mary Oliver, the daughter of | 
sou James Oliver, as my gift. And my will in that my sou II 
shall leave IB my executor's hamN In said sixteenth part of the pr 
lease so given him, for the assurance of the payment of the said ten pun 
yearly to the *aid Hien.m Ham and the ten pounds yearly to the i 
Thomas Rovland: and if the said li part, so given the said 

shall Ml an;. 1 1 nit* not amount to the sum of forty pounds by '.lie year 
each of them shall stand to their part ol the loss accordingly. 
happen my son Henry Olyver depart this life before the end of the 
given him then wii - given him by this my will shall remain to 

children. John, Thomas and I Heroin Oliver, ded them by 

portions. The rest of my plate and household stuff not given I give 
my husband Hieroiu Hani, ami my will is that until my funeral and 
hundred pounds due to the chamber tor Robert Rowland and what ell 
•hall owe he paid none shall receive or demand any portion nut uf 

■due. And I dootdaia fix my ezeonton mj husband Hlerom I 

SJ)d Dr. ."i m km - ) ' ■ i 1 1 1 Griffith. Agreed uniu bj me ilr: Ham. 

Administration, according to the tenor of the will was granted to VVQ1I 
Griffith, grandson of the deceased, for the reason that John Griffith, one I 
the executors named in the will, had died before accepting the duties 

executorship. liarringn 

[See notes on will of her first husband, John Oliver, which will tie f.. 
page 196.— Kiutok.J 

Thomas Cooke the elder of Pebmershe, Essex, yeoman, SO A«_ 
1621, proved 26 November 1621. To the poor of that pariah five pout 
To the poor of Alphamston and Lamarshe in Kssex twenty shillings (u 
ten shillings each). Those bequests to be distributed by the discre 
the minister and the moat chiefest inhabitants of either parish. Five pOU 

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poor of Pebtuersbc as au increase of the stock of twenty pounds 
them by Mr. Hugh Claphani, sometime lha minister of tin; same 
to purchase a house or luwls &c. To Thoam Cooke my grand- 
y messuage &c. called Goddard's & all wy lunds &c. which I late 
tsed of John Hilton gen* and Mary his wife, situate &<:. in Gom inl- 
and Lit ii I, Essex, oow in the occupation of Joan Clark 
assigns. To my brother Lawrence Cook and Robert Cook, during 
d lives, to either of them forty shillings apiece yearly. To 
\N «owe tin . my sisters son flvo pounds. To ©very of 
Idren of my brother John Cooke deceased, my sister Wiskowe and 
• iwen deceased and my brother Lawrence, not before nominated 
oeathrd unto, twenty thill ings apiece. To George Cook my grand* 
I »och my estate, interest and term of years which I have yet to 
lands Ac. in Lamarshe, Essex, which I late had by demise and 
' on* Boberl Hecle of Lamarshe. I do forgive unto Edmund Reade 
aw the three score pounds due unto me by bis bill of 1 Decem- 
Wt. To my daughter Elisabeth, now his wife, three score pounds in 
ox after my decease. To my said daughter Elizabeth and to Mar- 
daughter, now wife of John Lake, and to Susan now wife of my 
somas, to every of them one spar Billl of gold apiece. To Samuel 
▼ grandchild forty pounds and every of the residue of my daughter 
■-hi I- tied, ten pounds apiece, to be paid within one year 
sry decease unto them or their father for them. To every of tho 
of Thomas Cook, my son. twenty pounds apiece. The residue &c 
linger, my sou, whom I make 6ole executor. If he 
then I make Edmund? Keade my sou in law sole executor. I give 

Jia Reade, now wife of Epps of London, my grandchild, t mi 

in one month after my decease. To Johane Gilott, my late servant, 
shilling*. To Maryoo Edwards, Clement Chaundler and Elizabeth 
■rd five shillings apiece, and to William Scott George Smith aud 
Medcalf three shillings lour pence apiece, and to Thomas Mauiugo, 
French and Richard Goodwyn two shillings six pence apiece. 
George Coo, Robert Wiliffta and Thomas Sunthe. Dale. '.'I. 

wilL which [communicated verj briefly to th« Mass. Historical Society 

Kj, 1890. wan n Sodas continuing mi Bliss* 

'i Reade of VPIckford, was daasnter of Thomas Cooke of 

Ancestry of Prbcilla Baker, p. IMS. ) Her descendants in this 
arc many. The Cooke pedigree may be seen In Visitation of Essex, 
i xiii.. p. 3*13.— William S. Applkton.] 

as Con of Febmersb. Essex, Esquire, — January 1679, proved 

ber IG#2. My desire is that my body may be decently buried 

pomp or ceremonies in the churchyard uf I'ebtuersh. between the 

of my dearly beloved and entirely loving wives, Elizabeth and 

and, being so buried, my will is, aud I do hereby require mine 

* to cause three graves (together with my son John's on the North 

bis mother's) to be raised with good brick, and a large stone to be 

i. I do give and bequeath (as an addition to the provision 

aged poor panto ol iVluuersh) ten pounds, to be paid 

house and croft in Little Heouy shall be sold, and the money 

arising shall be laid out on a purchase of some house or houses near 

arch, or some piece of land in or near the parish, to be employed for 

ire comfortable relief of the aged poor according to the intention of 

donors, at which time and for the effecting whereof I do appoint 

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mine executors to pay the said t«m pound*. And I do also giv« (ire poo 
more to In- distributed among the poorer sort of well di»po*«<i 
s.iiil parish. I do jiW r " -John S. nt :.i.d Abigail hi- Wife three poi 
apiece, to Kdward Abraham thrM pound* and to Miry hi- wit.- »ix pof 
and to mv tenants which shall be with me at my death ten shillii 

. ry of my hrotherV and sisters' children | , 1 li.i; 

11 taking reaeooaol i ■ .■ too had of him ot 

give QOto hi:n bin t e-n pound*. To -Mr. llrinlcy Mr. Kiv and Mr. Cr 

:i iiniils :i|.i.-i;.:. ami rl«-v< u («cn:tn I.-, more to be distributed among M 

other poor ministers a* are turned ool oi their living boot ox they confo 

iob ** known to my m-phew Graiulorge. I do give ttfl 
my brother seven pounds and all my wearing clothe*, which 

■.ml to his wife three pound*. To Mrs. A 
Parson* and Mr-. Horton all Mch linen M wu* Mr. Pe.rciva 
in bit rife time and ure now remaining. To my daughter Kii/al. 

he did. and aUo all II, 
mv bent parlor chamber. To .!*>?.»■ j ill Coke, my brother, fifWen hut 

pounds, to be paid oaf ol my whole estate) for the redi 4 Hum 

die, upon this condition, thai if tnj ion and daughu-i Pa tons, and 

SS shall release unto him and hk heirs all the right, til 
which ihej have iii my said farm called Hunt-hall in 
i hi- ii- quest of fifteen hundred pounds bo be »oid and of noi 
I ii.) then i;i" llm i-hall Ac. unto my said brother Joseph for life, and 
hi* decease to bfs too Thomas and his heirs for ever, paying nut, I, 
b or e in England twenty pounds apiece and to his brother and sister iu 
England alio twenty pounds apiece, !■• be paid onto them within 
after he shall be twenty and one years old. And if my son I'xmoi. 
daochter, or tbeu truntee*, »hull refuse to release unt«i them the said Hi 
hull then my will and meaning is. ami 1 do li.-r.-i i !,■ i|ueath 

my said brother and hi- SOB and heir- the house* and lands bought of 
hit and ifistOW and other freehold which I purchased, together with 
my leasehold lands and copyhold land.- to him and hi.- heir- ful- 
fill not endeavor U> cross what I know wan my deal 
and is here accordingly declared to he my will. To Mr. Tuisoell ti 
ahillingK and to his son Thou hillings. For the peyo 

debts and legacies and my son' i i>U I do give to be sold by 

executors all my pieces of meadow in Luiner Road Meadow, mv fa/ 
Gestingthorpe, called Goddards. and the farm v. GveorgS Hadlc 

now dwelleth. in Pebmenh, both free and copyhold, with all my 
goods and chattels without the house &c And, mv debus and : 
lug all so paid and Hunt-hall well and surely settled upon my brother J. 
and his son Thomas and his heirs as above is provided, 1 do give and 
queath all the residue of my real and personal estate unto Elizabeth 
daughter during the term of her natural life, and after hii ih 
and personal estate to her children as she shall please, end all the laud 
real estate &c. to her son John Parsons, my grandchild, hi- moUiei ull 
ing him good maintenance for his liberal education, and he (when he 
enjoy the lands) paying to his sister Authou'ui threw bund 
to the rest of his mother's children which she may hereafter have 
hundred pounds apiece. To Anthony Parsons my sou (if he will accec 
it) my best fur coat and what book he pleases. My other fur coat 
give uuto Joseph my brother, if living at my decease; if not, then to 
bcotl. 1 do give my Polyglott Bible to my uephuw Graudrige, and 

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and half si dozen of my books to my cousin Samuel Read, and my 
Kmka ODtO my nephew John BeflDi 

I do hereby ordain, make, constitute aud appoint my well be- 

jhler Elizabeth Parsons, ray cousin Su .1 Uead, my nephew 

rphew Iiauo Ci rand ridge lo be executors «Jtc., re- 
ii t. pay i]| i.,v debte and legacies and alio all my sou's just 
g may In- upon what I shall give and leave UOtO ili> in. 
M was proved by Jobs Bennett, of the other executors 8a 
slid Isaac Gnuidorge renouncing and Elizabeth Parsons being d. td< 

Cottle, 188. 

somas Thatcher of Beckington, Somemet. 8 January 1610. proved 

■ne 1611. To certain poor persons in the parish of Beckington whom 

rticolarly named to my executrix twenty shilling, to be divided to the 

poor persons by the discretion of my overseers. For the better re- 

g of my m my executrix shall deliver lata the hands" 

eat Thatcher a cow which now is iu the custody of my 

< iasr Robert Kceoell that, by the discretion of my brother 

•be may he employed to the use of my suid uncle during his natal*] 

and after his decease the said cow to remain to the use of his children. 

executrix shall, in like manner, del <f my brother 

me other cow, color black, for the better relieving of my aunt 

abrth Thatcher, the use of it to her fur life, and then to remain to the 

of say said uncle John's children. To William Hillmao twentt 

mas Griffin ten shillings. To Thomas Beuibury ten shillings. 

ay maidservant Mary Wattes twenty shillings. To Hester Thatcher, 

brother William'* daughter, one flock bed and one bolster, anil one 

Ezra Thatcher, my brother William's son. one sheep. A con- 

nal bequest to John Gallington ion of brother in law John Gullington. 

^will is that if my brother Anthony Thatcher (who now i»in the 
do join in the profession of true religion with any true 
bal then my executrix within oi e whole year after he shall so have 
maelf. either with the reformed Dutch church, in which country ho 
retain into England ami Join with ot, shall pay unto 
r five pound*, win di in token ol brotherly affection, I give 
Doy goods I giw t.i Anne my wife whom I make 
ami make my friend Toby Walk wood and brother < I 
cher overseers. Wood. Bft 

tnt' iier of Merstou Bigot, Somerset, yeoman. 13 January 

'. I give 10 the Church of Kroome ami Merstou 

iga eight pence, to bo equity divided, and to the poor of Fiuomo 

the poor of Mcrston five shilling*. To my sou Clement 

■ pounds, to be in the oeetodj of Bridget my wife until becomes of the 

of one and twenty, she, the said Bridget continuing in my name, and 

> isa, it then to be ordered and disposed by my overseers. I give 

Thomas my son twenty pounds and to Hannah my daughter < 

«i» an • and Joane my daughters twenty pom; To 

iita 1 .u nds and to his bisters Alloa 

| shillings apiece. To Thomas Thatcher my kinsman ! 

Lty shillings. To all my God children an ewe and a lamb, or six shil- 

I uoe in money, at the discretion of my executor. To my 

jtou's children an ewe aud a lamb apiece aud u> my brother 

Thatcher's children an ewe and a lamb apiece, and to my brother 


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Authony. which i* beyond sea, forty shilling*, and to bis two children 
shillings »pie< e- I i rhomaa my son my chattel lease of the house in 
field and five acres of ground thereoiltO Iwdonging. Tw attel i 

in Filton and V I, that which was lately in the tenure of 

zabet-h Bipa to i ■. -h dl n main to Clement my son Ac W 
executrix and brother William Thatcher and brother John (Jail:' 
seers. Han 

PCTIK Thatciikk of the City of New Sarum. Wilts, clerk. 1 Ft 
It, i j August 1641. 1 give and bequeath to Peter Thatcher i 

Thomas Thatcher, two of my sons, the sum of thirty five pound* iu moo 
which was sent over to New England to buy goals, and is in the 
my brother Anthony Thatcher. Also 1 give and bequeath to my said 
sons twenty pounds which is due to tnu from my said brother for keep 
hut child. Also 1 give to my said two sous the several sums of thirty 
one pounds and fourteen pounds, being iu the hands of my brother in 
Chrhtophar Bail. All which said several hum of money, to be eqa 
divided be t wee n my said two sons. Aud my will U that my said 
Thomas shall have his legacy paid as conveniently as may be after my 
cease, and my said son Peter to have bis legacy paid when he shall hi 
served out his apprenticeship, and not before. Aud in the meantime to! 
manage! I by my ovei seers. To ray sou Peter my great brass pot and 
Henry Aynaworthe's works and Mr. Rogers his seven Treatise*. To 
Thau-her. my daughter, fifty pounds and all her mother's childbed li 
To hfartbo tad Elizabeth Thatcher, my daughters, to each of them 
pounds. The said legacies given to my said three daughters shall be 
until them when ihey -dud I respectively attain to their several ages of iv 
and one years or be married, which of them shall first happen. 
Thatcher, my sou. fifty pounds, to be paid to him when he shall i 
out his api lip or shall have attained to his age of twenty and 

years. All these four la»t mentioned legacies of fifty pounds shall be 
out of the moneys specified in a writing now in the hands of Mr. Kr 
Dove. I give to my lost nominated four children, Anne, Martha,, 
and John, leu pounds each, to be paid at the times limited for the pay 
of their other legacies; and if my said daughters, or either of them, 
marry before they shall respectively attain to their several age* of tws 
and one years without the consent of my overseers, or oue of than, 
such of them as shall so marry shall have only this last legacy of ten porj 
aud their other legacies of fifty pounds to be divided among the survii 
of them, at the discretion of my overseers. I give aud bequeath to Sami 
Paul aud Barnabas Thatcher, my three youngest sons, to eaoh of 
fifty pounds, to bo paid to them when they shall respectively attain to 
several ages of twuuty and three years. Ami it is my will that the hem 
aud commodity to be mudo of all the said legacies given to my -: 
■hall be bestowed and 1 by my overseers for and ton 

cation and maintenance of my suid children until their legacies shall 
spectively grow due ami payable in such sort as my said overseers 
think best and fittest for them. (Provision made in case of the death 
any child.) I give to my two brothers John ami Anthony, to ray 
four sisters, Elizubeth, Margery. Mary aud Dorothy, and to my 
Hull, bo each of ihem five shillings, to make them rings, as a remembr 
of my love to them. To my servant Edith Davis forty shillings, to be | 
witliin oue mouth after my decease. All the rust of my goods, debts, 

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implements of household, household stuff and hooks (except »u<h 
y books as I shall give and dispose of by a note or achcilnlr bai 
aaexed to this roy will, and reserving to my children th.- plate which 
severally given to them ut their births or since). I give and l» ; 
llice Thatcher, my loving wife, whom I also ordain and m;,k.- tola 
otriz Ac and I desire my very loving friend, the said Francis Dove. 
my loving brother in law Richard Alwood to be the overseers of this 
last will and testament, to whom I give five shillings apiece in tol 

• ithaniel Conduit, John Iviijun'. 
ben follows a long list of books (chiefly theological) " Giuen to my sonn 
atas Thatcher theis books following." Evelyn, 1 I 2. 

tlbm collections of License* to pa** beyond the sea. KlU. to Car I. in the 
I Racord office, I have found the following entry : 

Eo die Octobrla 1631. Anthony Thatcher of age 65 year* dwelling la 
et uxor Clarey Thatr 
hoc b*ca dmwn thrnnch ttrisentrj but on the margin is written, "Win 
dwelling la bvrmondacy street teat " against u ; ami there la also written 
tat it la the margin the word " SkC —11 f. Watkks. 
nrd at* to the record spelling of Peter Thacher** surname. There ca»i 1ms 
ignmture of the original will wait spelled M he invariably 
rd It, so far as Is known, without the middle "t." The in his 

•jraphs of original signatures of his. so spelled, ami 

I .f his signature*, 90 spelled. Ha « a* settled in Hi 
•ariala Church of Mil'' Dscriptloo upon 

the wall of that church to toe memory of his deceased child, JUo, 
tin* tl> It may he asked, did the scrivener who 

rib*'. lell It otherwise. i:n<|iie«tiuiiubly 

carelessness in one or both. A distinguished historian and am kfui v, m 
Memorial History of Boston," has spelled the name both ways, in the 
artich tana p«ge. Anthony, brother of Peter, always spelled his 

, also, with one 

e leaders of St. Bdnranda rarish in Salisbury ware Pnrltans, and a dis- 
own* having 'heir minister, Hugh Williams, 
afepet! eader* having llxed npon Mr. Tbachor us 
inuuw'« snecessor. he was invited to that parish by repeated, organ) 
ic vestry- He finally resigned the vicarage of Hilton Clavedon, sad Kb 
BS4--3, he «u instituted rector of St. Kdinund-. BaliabUry, by the then 

mi Davessxt, who favored the Puritans. B 
a*, to the great acceptance of hi* paiishlonera, until his death, Feb, 19, 
■ 1 He was harassed, more or less, during this period, hy Archbishop 

has been generally supposed that the Anthony named In the wills of Thomas 

il as their brother, and as being ant "i the realm, was the same \n- 

Murof Re*. Peter, who is in lot will. The writer, how- 

, for various reasons, doubt* the correctness of this Is, notwith- 

flag a pedigree of the Thacher family. furnished many years since by offl- 

•. Anns In 1.. null. n. to the late Hon. J. S. II. Thacher of 

ttaa,, assumes Tho mi- < r, and the Anthony of Peter's 

to have lawn br >m the Public Record Offli 

lun. which Mr. Waters appends to his abstracts of the three wills, places 

We there Mini. Oct. 81, 1881, mi An- 
bar, <55 years of age, dwelling at Ley den, with his wife C3ar*y. Now 
rlier of Rev. Peter, bo celebrated for his graphic and pa- 
lac awfDl shipwreck on Thaeher's Island, Aug 15. 1636, 
i he and his wife were the sole survivor* of the vessel's craw and pnssea- 
rmmberlng twenty-three, and who was afterwards one of the thro 
anaooth. Mass.. i i wif c •■ Clarey.' His first wife, Mary, died at 

bury. July 2C, lfifl4, while he was serving his brother Peter as curate at 
dxnunds, which office he held several years. (In the record of his wife's 
i, In the parish register, be has the title of ' ■ Clerk " or clergyman. ) Elixo- 
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beth Jorut became his second wife only six weeks before she embarked for 1 
England, on or about April 6, 1635, with Lit husband and four of hi* chlL 

renjamln) having bo lad In the care of his brother Peter, r 

of hi* tender age. Ti ipenled bj then 15 rear* of : 

son of Peter, afterwards drst pastor of the Old Sooth Church >>t Boston, 
who preferred a tramp through the woods from Ipswich, the place of 
Uon, to the water trip, having, says Cotton Mather. " itieh a stron 
Impression upon bis mind about the Issue of the voyage, that he, with anntk 
would needs go the Journey by hi 1 Meg. 4 «-'- Hartford ad 

Anthony died Aug. 22. 1667, agedahoui SO see Freeman's Hlslon of 

would require hi* birth to have occurred in 1AK7. He could hardly 
attained that age, however, as Peter, for good reasons, believed to ha* 
the elder, was horn in lj*s. If we assume that Anthony wad eighty in 1« 
would have been forty-four in 1631. when the Anthony of the Public 
Office was sixty-five. Anthony, lb* brother of :ved a uood i 

cation, wrote a very handsome baud, and expressed himself with eat-' 
with force am: :r, and sometimes, eloquently. Y< ■: ■ ersei 

tag rCifrrlMM uv( failed to discover the place of his education. It be* 
•armlaed that he may have received his education from his broth-r P 

It will li I that in neither of the wills of Thomas and Clement I 

there any reference to a brother Peter, or a slater Anne, which can hardly 
accounted for if Um two latter, Indeed, bore auch relation \.> former. 

TIms John Tharhtr, son i»f Peter, named In hU will, be 
that name, was Interred Sept. I. 167.1. administration was granted on 
estate Nov. M. 1878. He was a CAfruroeo*, Ml tin- children named In the 1 
except Samuel, Paul and Bamahtu, of whom the testator speaks as ' 

iren the ohlldran of his Brat wife, Anne, whose bnrtal u 
corded March 26. 1654. In thom days baptism usually succeeded the 
within a dav or two, and aoaetiDMf took pU 'lay of birth, 

was baptised Nov. BO, I628i Elisabeth, Jan. 29. 1625-6; John. Feb. S, 1627-1 
Mr. Thacher was married to his second wife. Alice Batt, a sister of Christ 
Batt, named in his will as his "brother in late," about April 14, 
record of this marriage has not been discovered, but the marriage all 
record <■■! in the llioccsan Id glstcr at Salisbury, is as follows; 

" April 14, 1G36. Personally appeard llicliard White of St. Thomas, la ! 
Grocer, and he craves License for marriage between Peter Thacher. 
Master of Art*. Parson of St. KdiimuK in Sarum. and a widower, and 
Batt | iniuiids. in Baram, Spinster, aged 80 years, or thereabouts, 

alleged that, to his knowledge, then Is ther in re«pect 

consanguinity, affinity, former contract, or otherwise, but that they may 
fully niarry together, and that her parents are both dead, and of the troth the 
he offercth to make faith ." 

Kniin-i* Dove, the author Of iter Thachcr's tomb, 

'■ F. ]>.." was one of his principal parishioners, and a Churchwarden 
Bdanmda daring the greater part of his incumbency. Francis Dove was of 1 
order of the gentry. He was held In 1 1 .<■ highest esteem in BaUsbory, aud < 
man of pure morals and of sterling Integrity. He was twice mayor of 
metropolitan city. His brotle and Henry, also In torn held that i 

sponsible office. Francis was the " very loving friend" of his minis: 
married his arid (Bati) Thacher, Oct. in. 1641. The ••loving 

In law." Richard Alwood, appointed with Prancta I>ore "overseers" of 
will, marrii-il Elisabeth Halt, a sister of Alice, Jan. 29, 16*0-1. Mr. 
deceased Feb. 19, 1640-1. 

Alice ami Elizabeth Batt were sisters of Christopher Batt, above mentions 
The testator also speaks of his •• sister Anne Batt," to whom, with 
four sisters, I- I Margery, Mury and 1 he gives five sbUlil 

eacli, " to make them rimrs as a remembrance of my (hla) lore to them." 
fact that he calls Anne, wife of Christopher Batt, his sister— said Chri-t-e: 

ins orOther-ln-lAW — has led to the belief that she was his own I 
as Christopher was the brother of Mr. Tuacher's wife, and thus the former 
came the latter's brother-in-law, and as there is no evidence, outside of 
,vi 1 1 that Mr. Thacher ever hod a sister Anne, and as It appears by the n 
St. l.ihinnuls that Christopher Batt married another person, it has been infer 
that the testator called Anno Batt his fitter out of courtesy merely. In i 
Bishop of Sarnm's Books, under date of Oct. 10, 1629, there Is recorded 

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i of mintage" between Christopher Him. tanner, aged 2$ years, and 

year*. < October IS, Mod in Iba 

Bdmunds a record of their maniajje. There 1* a< 

that said Christopher was married a second time. The record of the 

of his children tend* to show that their mother WM Anne (Uayntonl Batt. 

■OjgraUo: n gland with hlfl family in 1688. UJswtlS Anne survived 

The will of I'rtHl. one of the three youngest sons of Peter Thacher, baptized 

ts. Interred Sept. 16, 1078. and that of the son of Paul. Anthtm* Hil- 

Wf "Dwhrr ban 4, 1671, Interred Nov. 15, 1692, allowed and recorded 

■ the court of the 8nb Dean of Sarum, arc now to be found iu 8 louse, 

acaslon. Paul Inherited from his mother a laryre real estate. 

Peter Tllvi II !I 1«. 

nW also the article on the Thacher Family, hy Samncl Fcarce May, Esq., In 
br R 989, page 171-— Ki»iroit.J 

Kirn art) All woon of New Sarum, Wilts, haberdasher, 20 May 1644, 
sored 22 March 1644. After my debts have Ireen paid ami the ihargee 

tmy burial defrayed the remainder of my estate I give 4c as follows. To 
I foor children of my late sister Alice Turner forty shillings apiece, to be 
hildren when they shall be bound apprentices and to 
i daughter* when they shall attain to their several ages of twenty and 
• •r days of marriage, which shall first happen. To my brother 
rroiu forty shillings. To the poor knitters of the Pariah of 
<h in the Coaaij ol Southampton tweratj shillings, to he distri" 
iii;m according to the discretion of my overseers. 
ten pounds to he distributed yearly for ton years together next alter 
inch Godly ministers as they shall get to preach in the 

► ll church IjpOll Axeii-i, II I >;u n every year. To the pOOl Of the 

. -tin.hI, in Southampton, twenty shilling*, to be distributed 

■i bread. Toi J friend .Mr. William l'upe ft ii ty shil- 

[*0 my daughter Dorcas one hundred pounds, and also : » 1 1 the i-oodx 

li are belonging unto me and that am in the. bands of my 

Mr. Kdmoiid Hatter in New Knyland, to lie conveyed over ac- 

,« to I ion ol i ■ < > laid overseers, and half my trunk of linen 

bowl and a nilver cup. I jive and bequeath unto my brother 

ij.her Bail I lie Mini of five [luiiinU. And wheiea- I do "> 

v wife is now with child my will and meaning i» md I do 

t ami bean itO such child, if it shall be born alive, the miiii 

t hundred pounds and two silver bowls, to be paid and delivered unto 

'. attain to the full age of twenty and one years, 

sooner if to my said wife it shall seoui uiecU And iu case the said child 

happen do die before it shall attain to the full age of twenty and one 

Ers thea my will sod meaning is that some part ol' the said sum of one 
dred pounds shall be disposed for the use, benefit and la-hoof of my said 
ghter Dorcas according to the n of my said executrix. The 

idue of my goods dec. I give and bequeath unto the said Elizabeth my 

Cr. desiring her, out of that estate that I have herein bequeathed unto 
, to allow uuto my mother iu law ten nouuds a year so long as she shall 
be paid quarterly unto her dec. And I make, ordain &c. the said 
Dixabetb my wife the sole aud ouly executrix and my loving friend Mr. 
_Jrey Diiton the elder and my brother Mr. Francis Dove overeers of 
is nay last will dc, and for their pains therein to be taken I do hereby 
" bequeath onto Lhem ten shillings apiece to buy them rings. 

Rivers, 54. 


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ITh- lastatct BWkaid Allwood. the l»r<Hh.r-ln-law of IVut Thacba 

Chri«t"pl«er Ball, bad it secius another brother-in-law in New England, i 

Edimiml Patter, who wen a man of some account In Salem. He owt 

trip of laiul 00 the Di red ninuii 

Washington Street (where his house stood) back tu North Street.- 


Bennett Swayxe the elder of the City of New Sanim. in the I 
of Will*, not, y December 1630, proved" 27 January 1630. Ifj I 
be in: the parfah church of S' Edinoud's, within the su ; 

the sainu chuich ten ahflfinji ami to thu poor v. [wrish fori 

ling*. To thu poor within 9 Martina parish forty shillings, via' I 
shilling*, to the poor of iliat parish vviiliiu the precioctS of the city ■ 
other twenty shillings to the pOOC of Mil ford that are within the same 
and without the libartj of the city. To the pour of Laverstocke 
tea shillings. To my old servant Greeuwuy tea shillings and to my I 
Grave and his fellow five shillings apiece. To my maid servant 
Bracliem and man servant Thomas Ratty u twenty shilliujrs apiece and 
servant William Knowlton live shillings. To my bell -Mitch* 

pounds, to be paid unto her within six mouths next after my death, 
daughter Jane Swayne one hundred and tiny pounds in money a 
mother's drinking howl tipped with silver, to he paid ami deliver! 
at her age of one and twenty yean or day of her marriage, wh: 
shall first aud next hnpp<-u. To my daughlei 'JoM * •. ivne one hundn 
fifty poumls and one silver bowl, to lie paid and delivered (a* to her 
Jane). To my sou Richard Swayne one hundred and fifty pouuds ai 
•ilver howl, to he paid and delivered at his age of one aud tweuty. 
daughter Rebecca Swayne one hundred and fifty pound* and one 
bowl, to ho paid lad delivered (h to her sisters). To John Sway 
eldest son luu quarters of good seed barley at or before the live aud 
tielh day of March now next coming. To my daughter in law 
Swayne, my son John's wife, my douhle gilded salt having a top 
bottom. To my said son Joh ». To my daughter Ch 

Pewde. the wife of William Pewde, ten pounds in inouey and my gildet 
cup, aud unto William, Martha aud Andrew l'uwde, her children, to < 
thriii i.hi re pounds six ■hillings and eight pence apiece, which la 
shall be paid unto their lather for their use* within twelve mouths nex 
my decease. To my daughter Margaret Rati, the wife of Thomot 
twenty pounds in twelrc months &c To the said Margaret Batt my 
teen. To my said sou Richan < loirs of hit hotly lawfi 

be begotten the lease of my house in Gilderland Street which I hoc 
Robert Holmes gen 1 and all the term and estate which I have therm 
n yet to come and unexpired; but if ho die without lawful is* 
fore his said ago of one and twenty I give the said lease unto m 
daughter Jane Swayne &c. t remainder to my right heirs forarer. 
the lease of the messuage in Winchester Street, wherein I now dwe 
all the term of years therein yet to come, with all the glass, wainaot 
benches In and about the same, unto the said John Swayne my sou a 
lawfully bflgottaa heirs, remainder to my sou Reuuctt Swayne, next 
son Richard Swayne. But my .wh Bridget shall bold and enjoy th 
messuage Ac, — during the term of her life, if she shall so loug rec 
widow, paying the rent thereof to the Dean and Chapter of the Call 
Church of Sarum and keeping the samo in reparations and in tena 
manner. The residue of my goods &c I give to Bridgett my wt 

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to Srayne my son, and I make them sole executors. Ami I do 
wto mr loving brother in law Andrew Pewde gen' Thomas Harwood 
Iota Vyoingc, John Burrowe the elder and William Bowles gen' ovor- 
tadl do give to each of them in token of my love twenty (shillings 
I to make each of them a ring. 

t: Thomas Kyuton alt Matthew, William Bowie*. William Widnoll 
lesird Tack. S 1 John, 8. 

foes, datiehter of Hcnnet Swaync the testator, came to Btaw England and 
llpnrick. Mi«-, July 21, Hi t, Henry Byley ; 2d, John 

•r; and 4th, Depot] Got. Samuel Syroond*. 
jnflfTee and other fad -wayne fain II v. see AuplcUnig' 

Irj of PrUcllla Baker, pp. 133-".— Editor.] 

ttr Bii.kt tho elder, of the City of New Sarum in the County of 
bo ( . 18 Octotw : coved 23 June 1 634. To the pariah church 

fcdoond's twenty shillings, and twenty shillings more to (he poor of 
ae parish. To the Mayor and Commonalty of the City three poyi4l 
Kog eight pence, to be employed in the working house within the 
» towards the setting of the poor there at work. To my grandson 
Biley ten pound.* in money and my bedstead and one of my great 
lad Bar square table board and my cupboard which are in my great 
r. and my cupboard in my hall, und the cupboard and tableboard in 
ben, and one of my silver beakers, and my biggest brass pot, save 
ch is tn the Lymheeke, and my biggest brass kettle, and my second 
mae or standing in the Row by the Corn-market, next bo the 
ry. M and all my vats dec. &c. in and about my ten-hiMM fa To 
idson John Biley twenty pounds, to my grand dragbU I Mary Biley 
id* and a silver beaker, to my grandchildren Edward, BUMhjBth and 
- y ten pounds apiece, to my grandson Christopher B*tt, son of 

Bait, gen' deceased, twenty pounds in money and my uppermost 
«ae or standing in the Market-place near to M' Thomas Elliott's 
lore, to my grandson Thoma* Butt, son of said Thomas deceased, 
tour grand daughters Mary and Dorothy Batt, daughters 

Thomas deceased, fifty pounds each, to my great grandchildren 
her, Anne and Jane Batt, children of said grandson Christopher 
rtyr shillings each, ami forty shillings to my great grand daughter 
h Bati. daughter of said grandson Thomas Batt. Forty shillings 
rva: htolett. To my grand daughter Alice Batt, daughter 

riuima* deceased, one hundred pounds in money and my bowl of 
d gilt having a "Poesy" about it and my biggest brass \»>i and 
b thereto used &c. To my granddaughters Elizabeth and Margery 
f pounds each. My grandsous Christopher Batt, and Henry Biley 
id daughter Alice Batt shall have, hold, use. occupy and enjoy all 
la and tenements in Wellowe and my dwelling house, tan house, 

and gardens in New Sarum and on the West side of the river 
d all my stock of money, bark, hides, leather &c,. and ahull receive 

the rents and promts towards the maintenance and keeping of my 
I family &c. My son Henry Biley to be executor and friends 
Ilill and Michael Mackerel! and grandson Christopher Batt over- 

Seager, 60. 

MBRR, Vol. 48, p. 808 ; and annotations on wills of Thomas. Clement 
r Thacber. ante pp. 13*-S. and Kichard Alwood, p. 136.— Editor.] 


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Grace Heath of London, widow. 16 December 1654, proved 11 
ruary 1654. My body to be buried in the parish church of S 
Coleman Street, where I do now dwell. To my loving con 
Swaine mid his children one hundred pounds, each one of them lo i 
equal itnd ratable part thereof- To my cousin Rebecca Worster at 
two children < ■• i- 1-Jioet) John Hall and Rebecca Byly one hundred 
to be parted and divided as aforesaid. To my cousin Hi 
hundred and fifty pounds, to my cousin Klizabeth Cousins ten pound 
my com. in K.lizubeth Harrett twenty pounds, to Master William Tsj 
preu< >uods and to bis wife twenty ^hidings to mak«- be 

wear in remembrance of me, and to his four children ten shillings api* 
make ihem rings. To Master George Griffeth of London, merchant 
pounds and to M wife twenty shillings and to his sou ai 
shillings. To Master Osburt Fowler and his wife twenty shillings 
to make them rings. To the poor of St. Stephen's Coleman 
pounds. To my son in law Thomas Heath twenty pounds and to hi* 
twenty shillings to make her a ring. To my son in law John Heath u 
pound* and to my son in law Jeffery Heath the lease of my now di 
house in Colt man Street, upon condition that he do and shall yearly. 
the term of my said lease pay unto mine executrix the clear j 
ment and sum of ten pounds. I give to the wife of the said Jeffery 
twenty shillings to make her a ring. The residue of my estate I give 
bequeath unto my loviug sister Bridget Swayne. widow, and I do mak« 
ordain my said sister Bridget Swayne lull and sole executrix and my I 
friends Master William Taylor aud Master George Griffeth 

The testatrix made a codicil lo thu ahove will, Thursday I 
1654. Among other things she appointed her cousin Bennett Swaine 
co-executor with Lit sifter Bridgutt Swuyne. The will (with it* codi 
was proved by Bennett Swuyne. power being reserved to make the like 
bate and grant the like administration unto Rridgett Swaync, the 
executor, when she should come and iu legal mauuei desire the same. 


John Hall of London, goldsmith, 13 April 1691, prove 
I will and bequeath all my household goods, household plate and un 
ing Jewells and my wearing riugs to my most dear aud entirely Mi 
wife, Elisabeth Hull, excepting such things which by me or an 
have been given to my dear daughter Elizabeth Hall to furnish her n 
To my said wife fifty pieces of gold of the value of fifty pounds sterih 
my messuages &c. in St- Nicholas Lane aud Ahchurch Lane in the par 
of St. Nicholas Aeon anil Sl Mary Abobureb, London, and the lease (ft 
granted by die Master aud Wardens and Brethren and Bisters of the 
or Fraternity of the blessed Mary the Virgin of the StUtery of the II 
London, unto my latu uncle James Hall deceased, of whose last Will 
testament. I am executor, &C To my wife all my messuages &< 
held by lease of the Governors of Sl Thomas Hospital in Southwark, 
btte belonged to Mr. Samuel Lynne deceased, late father of my said 
and I do hereby ratify aud confirm the settlement by me former! 
my said wife Elizabeth Hull, of the copyhold or customary messii 
iu Islington, Middlesex, aud another settlement mude by Indenture 
12 October 1Gb 6, by Fine aud Recovery, wherein contained two messv 
iu S' Nicholas Lane aud Luiuburd Street, in the parish of > 
Aeon, are limited to thu use of mu aud my said wife and after our deaths 1 
the use of my daughter Elizabeth. To my said daughter my me 

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rick ah Cannon Street, in the. paridi of St. Clement's East- 

m or late an of Jobn Fryer, which was hereto 

f Mr. Joseph Curtis and others by my uncle dames Hull de- 

iftd since his death is descended OB me and my heir.-*. I'd the mid 

lb my messuage &c. in S' < Have's Sonthwark, held by lease of the 

Drapers. To my said daughter mv Pbofofr two volume- of Kn^li.-di 

OODS, Littleton's Dictionary, my (Quarto Uible of the old translation, 

«r. printed 1582. all D' Mantou's. D* Gouging. Bishop Hall's and 

iruocks works and " Foxes Martriologio " in three volumes, which 

iy Library. I givu to my cousin Robert Hale, my sister Rebecca 

ion deceased, iny fivo volume- 'f i oopdl Critieorum. Ains- 

■Ulioiis and Mellificium Tbcologicum. All the rest of my 

•■ to my said wife Kliaaboth. 1 give to my OVOf bonorad mother 

louds twenty pounds, iu full of all demands, and to 

uui Ruth Creswcll live pounds. I give to mv nocls Mr. Ben- 

rayoe and to my aui a, his wile, and to my ootttifl Anno 

•r, my said cousin Robari Hale, mj atml Bothenbrtb, my aunt 

. my cousin Sarah Eran in Muy Akarod, Mr. Sam- 

field. my cou>in- Kampfarej Rail of Hertfordshire, Danial Hall of 

■ 1 1*. Leadford tod Sarah Sontton too shillings apiece io buy 

I jive forty shillings to the poor of tin- pariah i Islington, 

v live, to i as the Vestry shall think tit. Tho 

of my goods dee. I give to be equally divided and parted Ix-tweeo 

most dear and beloved wife Elisabeth Hall and my said daughter 

i • rence to a deed of Settlement of a messuage in S' 

s Lane on the East side thereof, in the parish of St. Mir tin Orgars 

lizabelh to be sole executrix and my cousin Mr. BeilMtt Nwayne 

<uel Read of London, mereliaui, to be guardians to my said 

r until she iball bar age of one and twenty or be married, she 

parry without the consent of her mother. I give to my said cousin 

I Swayne six pounds and to the said Samuel Read three pounds. 

the witnesses was a Robert llali. Vere, 81. 

Ik County, isetta, which are now lodged In 

sMerable information about the BylejS and 

that Mrs. Rebecca Hall, widow, wok making a conveyance to 

cart> v. 1047. By the death of her 

: become possess;-.; and* la 

Mas*.}. 1 two children Henry and Kobeoca 

• marriage with Mr. John Hull, 
Hall was, man- .hip M 1 s> 

all i >t 31' John Hall aud Kcbccka his wife was borne the 18 th 

Ullani Worcester w.-- iccka Hall the '-'?' of the 5* mo. 

Hale marr r of Henry Byloy uf Salisbury'. ' 5 I>ccem- 

G6G, and their son Robert 

r wait graduated at Harvard (!ollrgc 1886, 

dtiul died In Beverlj 11" took a high Irs of his 

and also o I the Pro i law In 1 1 1- • room 

••rl«»n Antiquarian Society at Worcester, Massacbuscl ng tho 

ba executor of the Will of tho K. >' William 

•: ■-- 1 i i lir memoranda and letters which had ei Ideally bc- 

:li threw additional light upon his ramlly 


John Hall of f-liiigton to tlw will of Ms late uncle 
. aacd. led mo to hunt for that will, with the following result :] 


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James Hall of S 1 Clement East Cheap, citixen and draper of 
10 Hniiflmi 1665. proved 19 November 1686. My hodjr to be dc 
burial in the chancel of the parish church of St. ('lament's East 
and my executors shall lay out atirl expend two hundred pound* upon 
funeral and shall give thereat to fire and thirty poor men. to appear 
black gowns, twenty shillings apiece, and two hundred rings, of ten sk~ 
price each ring, to so many persons to be invited to my funeral. 1 give 
three messnauc* dbc. in Lombard Street and in S' NtCbolaa Lt 
parish of S ! Nil Mm Aeon, commonly called or known by the several nan 
or signs of the Flying Horse, the Hen and Chickens and the Golden IJq 
now or late in the several tenures Ac. of Henry Bourne, David K 
of one Dodftworth. unto my loving mother Sarah Wraxall of Loudon, wii 
for and during the term of her natural life only, and after her de 
unto my nephew John Hall of London, merchant, and to the heirs mal< 
bis body lawfully to be forgotten, remainder to my cousin Humphr 
eldest sou of my uncle Thomas Hall «.Ve., then to my cousin Daniel Ha 
youngest son of my said uncle Thomas, and to his heirs forever. I give | 
messtiiiL''' Ar. in St. Nicholas Lane in the parish of St. Martin- <» 
commonly culled or known by the name or sign of the Kid Lion, now! 
the tmtan Ad of William Clarke, to my said nephew John Hall and 
heirs forever (conditioned on payment of certain legacies). I give mj 
messuages dec, in Lamb Alley without Hishopagate, in the parish of 
Ruitolph Bishopsgate. unto Aldermen William Hooker, grocer, John 
furies, liaker, Thomas Ward, apothecary, William Richards, cloibwork 
Hciioni HonywoiMl, merchant taylor, Thomas Tray ton, dl*M 
Grave, innhnlder, Thomas Meadow, draper, Hnrvej Boole, butcher, 
John bn, goldsmith, citizens of London and inhabitants within i 
parish oi M. I Ka3t ('heap, forever, upon Tnjst that they shall, I 

and with the yearly rents and profits of the said three messuages dec. 
Lain and kept a Lecture, to be preached upon every Wednesday in ' 

•on in every week from the Feast day of St. Michael the Arel 
to the Feast day of the Annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary, in 
year lively forever, in the parish church of St. Clement Fast Che 

y some godly and learned minister of God's word, to be 
time to time chosen and appointed thereunto by the inhabitants of the 
parish, to ha assembled at their Vestry for that pur|K)8e &c Protf 
made for the succession of the Feoffees. I give and bequeath unto my 
mother Sarah Wraxall one hundred pounds of lawful money and twei 
pieces of old gold, ten of them being two and twenty shillings each 
and the other ten being twenty shillings each piece, and all my plate (ex« 
two silver and gilt spoons hereafter mentioned). To my BDV 
Bewlcy, daughter of my sister Sarah Berry, fifty pouuds. To my fr 
Mrs Anne Williams at the sign of the Ship in St. Clement's Lane, wi.: 
ten pounds to buy her a tankard. To the poor of certain pan 
S 1 Bartholomew's Hospital forty pounds, to be disposed at the dl 
my cousin Mills, treasurer there. To Christ's Hospital fifty pool 
tlie ih i ■ u prisons viz 1 Ludgatc aud the two Compters, towards the relief i 
poor debtors, ten pounds to each prison. To my two executors eight 
und a half of fine bluck cloth, of twenty shillings (he yard, for monruiii 
ud unto my said mother Surah Wraxall fifty pounds for mourning for ' 
self aud her sen-ant, und unto my said sister Sarah Berry twelve pout 
for mourning for herself and servant &c The residue 1 give to my 

,. John Hall and 1 make my said nephew John Hall and my fri« 
Robert Mordant executors. 




APRIL, 1893. 


Br S4MVEL C. Clarke, Kjo,.. of Marietta, Georgia. 
re persona of this name are to be found in the early history of 
England, who are supposed to have been brothers : John, 
Richard. .Joseph and Robert Hull. John Hull was ad- 
a freeman by the General Court of Massachusetts, Aug. 7th, 
He was a member of the artillery company, admitted in 
Ofl hem Hull of Dorchester was admitted a freeman March 
1633. He was a Representative to the General Court in 1634, 
afterwards removed to Connecticut. Richard Hull was made a 
ian in April, 1G34. He removed to New Haven. Conn, in 1G39. 
ton John was baptized in 1640, and removed to Derby, which 
he represented in the General Assembly. Afterwards removed 
^ allingford, where he was known aa Dr. John Hull, and owned 
mile .-qmire of land. Two of his sons, John and Joseph, re- 
icd in Derby, and from Joseph descended General William Hull 
mraodore Isaac Hull. 
Joaeph Hull of Bingham was admitted a freeman in 1635. He 
i & Representative to the General Court of Massachusetts in 1 638 
Robert Hull, blacksmith, of Boston, was admitted a freeman in 
1637. lie died In 1666. His eon John, or perhaps as Sew all's 
diary has it, his grandson, was made n freeman in ll>49, and was a 
smith, and a highly respected citizen of Boston. His children 
lied young except Hannah, who married Chief Justice Samuel 

TU* naM Hall, or Hulls, bb It wn* often written In cnrljr times, seems to ham been the 

ill or Hill*. See Pier* Plowman, Ox. Ed. 18fi9, flrrt printed In 1550 : 

" As on a M*r morning on Malrcrnc billies.** 

I tb* early Arthliw or the City uT Loudon, Cornbill I» written "Cornbnll»." One of 

•aftkM of tba name In Et^; :« •• Joim de Hall*" or John of the IMN, 

IM. (SecDu. i Hall* Jnrtlce of Kinr»* Bench, A.D. 1396. (8«e 

" i History of Chester.) Hatter Andrew* Hulls, keeper <.i the King* Privy Soil. A.D. 

Arnold Halls of London ra one of the patentees of the Virginia charter, 1606. 
VOU XL- 13 


William Hull. 


8c wall in 1678. John Hull became treasurer and master of I 
•Mint in 1G52, and left a large estate. 

William Mull, the subject of our memoir, was horn in Derby 
1753, being the fourth son of Joseph Hull, 3d, and Eliza Clark, w 
traced her descent from Thomas Clarke of Plymouth, said to hi 
been the mute of the Mayflower. 

Joseph Mull wus a substantial farmer, who sent William to V 
College, where he was graduated with the Knglish oration in 177 
He first taught a school, then studied law at Litchfield, and was :t> 
ted to the bar in 1775. In April of that year he was chosen captain 
of the first company raised in Derby, and marched with Coloi 
Webb's regiment to Cambridge, where he took part in the siege 
Boston, his regiment being one of those which seized and fortiik 
Dorchester heights, compelling the British to evacuate Boston. 

The next service for Captain Hull's regiment was the defence 
New York, for which purpose Washington occupied Brooklyn heights 
and waa attacked by a greatly superior British force ami defeated 
but succeeded in crossing the Mast river to New York in a f. 
next morning, with his whole force of 9000 men, and posted himse 
at Fort Wellington. To ascertain the object of the enemy was in 
portuut ; this was made known to Col. Knowlton, of the Connection 
line, and his officers. Captain Nathan Hale had recently been 
transferred from Webb's regiment to that of Knowlton. Tbae 
existed a warm friendship between him tad Captain Hull, « 
of the same age and had been classmates at Yale. After his in 
Tiew with Col. Knowlton, Captain Hale visited Captain Hull. 
told bun what had paused, aud said he thought be owed to his coun- 
try the accomplishment of an object so important, and he knew of 
other mode of obtaining the inl than by assuming a dieguk 

and passing into the enemy's camp. Captain Hull tried to dissuac 
him from the undertaking, arguing that it was nut in the line of h 
duty ; and that hi: wits of too trunk and open a temper to BOt 
fully the part of a any, Of to face its dangers, which would probal 
lead to a disgraceful death. Captain Hale replied that he consid 
no death disgraceful when incurred in the service of his coun 
After considerable discussion, in which Captain Hale's r 
seemed to be unshaken, he took his friend by the hand and said 
will reflect, and do nothing but what duty demands." He 
peared from our army, and in a few days an officer came to 
camp, under a flag of truce, with the information that Captain 
had been arrested within the British lines, condemned as a spy, 
executed that morning. 

When apprehended, he was taken before Sir William Howe, 
papers on his person which showed his business, and he at c 
declared hi- BUM, his rank, and his object in coming within 
British lines. Sir William Howe, without the form of a trial. 
orders for Captain Hale's execution on the next morning. Ca' 

1893.] William Hull. 143 

Hale asked for a clergyman to attend him, and for a Bible, both of 
which requests were refused by the brutal Provost Marshal, who 
was an American tory. " On the morning of the execution," said 
the officer, " my station being near the fatal spot, I requested the 
ftovost Marshal to permit the prisoner to sit in my marquee while 
he was making the necessary preparations. Captain Hide entered, 
he bore himself with gentle dignity, in the consciousness of rectitude 
sad high intentions. He asked for writing materials, which I fur- 
awhed him, he wrote two letters, one to his mother and one to a 
brother officer. He was shortly after suspended to the gallows. 
Few persons were around him, yet his characteristic dying words 
were remembered. He said, " I only regret that I have but one life 
to lose for my country." The Provost Marshal destroyed the let- 
ters of his prisoner, and assigned as a reason "that the rebels should 
sot know that they had a man in their army who could die with so 
Bach firmness." 

Captain Hull's next service was at White Plains. A brigade of 
1500 men, to which Colonel Webb's regiment belonged, under the 
command of Gen. McDougall, was ordered to occupy Chatterton's 
Hill to oppose the advance of the British army under Gen. Howe, 
which it did for two or three hours, and at last retired in good order, 
Webb's regiment being the last to quit the field, for which it re- 
ceived the thanks of Gen. Washington. The brigade lost 250 men 
in killed and wounded, and inflicted an equal loss on the enemy. In 
this engagement Captain Hull was detached by Colonel Brooks his 
commander to oppose a superior force of the enemy which was 
seeking to turn the left flank of the American force. After u sharp 
conflict, in which Captain Hull was wounded, the enemy was driven 

On the 25th of December, 1776, Gen. Washington marched with 
2400 men to attack the British post at Trenton, garrisoned by 1500 
Hessians. Webb's regiment was in the right column commanded 
by Gen. Greene. The Lt. Colonel and Major being absent, Cap- 
tain Hull aeted as field officer by direction of Colonel Webb. The 
crossing of the Delaware, amid floating ice, was due to the t-kill of a 
regiment composed chiefly of Marblehead sailors, and the march of 
ten miles through a heavy snow storm resulted in the killing or cap- 
ture of most of the garrison, with the loss of two men killed and two 
frozen to death. For his conduct in this affair Captain Hull was 
promoted by Washington (there being no vacancy in the Connec- 
ticut line) to be a Major in the 8th Massachusetts regiment. About 
die 1st of January, 1777, Major Hull was ordered with a small body 
of troops to impede if possible the advance of Lord Cornwallis, 
who with greatly superior members was coming to attack Washing- 
ton. Major Hull met the British advance about three miles from 
Trenton, and skirmished with it during the afternoon, so retarding the 
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behind the Aeaupiuk Creek with about 5000 men. Corn wal lis with 
double that number was on the other aide of the creek, and tl ■ 
armies exchanged cannonades until dark. Cornwallis « i 
exacted to destroy thi> American army on the morrow and put in 
end to the war. But Washington, leaving his camp 6re» but 
withdrew silently in the night, marched upon Princeton, and de- 
feated the British force there, inflicting a loss of four hundred men, 
killed, wounded and prisoners. 

( u-ncrai Hull left with one of his daughters some manuscript note* 
describing his services during the war of the Revolution, from which 
we make some extracts : 

* When we left ilu Highlands, my company consisted of about fifty, raik 
md lili'- 1 Brood thai there was not more than one poor blanket to two 
men; many of ihem bad neither shoes nor stockings; and those who had, 
found ihem nearly worn out. All the clothing was of the same wretched 

These troops had been about a year in service, and their pay was it 
due them, yet their privadoJM and trials were only equalled by the 
patience- In ;i noble spirit of patriotism, they served their country 
her greatest need, without compensation, and almost without the ho 
of more prosperous days. — In the attacks at Trenton and Princeton 
were in this destitute situation, and continued to sleep on the frozen 
without covering, until the 7th of January when we arrived at Morris 
ST. J., where we went into winter quarters. The patient endurance of i 
arms at iliis period, is perhaps unoxamped in this or any other country." 

When the army was established in winter quarters in January, 
1777, Major Hull was ordered to Boston to recruit the Eig" " 
Massachusetts regiment, of which Michael Jackson was colonel 
John Brooks lieutenant colonel- Colonel Jackson was still did 
by wounds, and Col. Brooks had been recruiting that regiment, 
had sent several companies to Springfield. Major Hull was ordered 
to that place to take command and attend to their discipline. 
April he was ordered to march them, three hundred in number, 
Tieonderogn to reinforce Gen. St. Clair. Here St. Clair was be* J 
eeiged by land and water by greatly superior numbers under Geo. 
Burgoyne, and found himself on the 6th of July obliged to cvncaite 
the fort and retreat ; pursuit by the British was immediate, and S<. 
Clair's rear guard was attacked the next day, and defeated, with 
considerable loss, but St. Clair brought the bulk of his army t 
Edward on the Hudson, where he found the force of Gen. Schuyler. 

A popular clamor immediately arose against St. Clair. Bfei 
army which he had saved from destruction joined in the cry. Maji 
Hull did everything in his power to convince his brother officers 
the necessity of the retreat, and wrote a letter to a Connectic 
per, justifying the measure. A public inquiry was made, ai. 
Was In. numbly acquitted. 

When Burgoyne advanced upon Fort Edward, Schuyler ret i 
across the Hudson. Major Hull commanded the rear guard 


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hundred men, and was to remain two mile* in the rear and re- 
the approach of the enemy. Thie be successfully did, and re- 
ived the thanks of Gm. Schuyler for his conduct. 
Major Hull was next ordered tu inarch with his detachment to 
Albany, and join Gen. Arnold, who waa about to go with fifteen 
hundred men to relieve Fort Stanwix, which was besieged hy a large 
force under Gen. St. Leger. On Arnold's approach the British 
retreated in haste, leaving their camp equipage and military stores, 
tod went to join Gen. Burgoyne. 

It the battles of the nineteenth of September and the seventh of 
October, which led to the surrender of Burgoyne, Major Hull took 
fart, although not with his regiment, the Eighth Massachusetts, then 
commanded by Col. John Brooks. In the fir<t battle Major Hull 
ided a picket guard of two hundred and fifty men in front of 
! camp, and when the action commenced two regiments were sent 
U> strengthen the position. Soon after the action began General 
Arnold rode to Major Hull's position, called the officers around him 
ud told them that three hundred volunteer*, to be commnnded by a 
field officer, must immediately reinforce the troops which were en- 
gaged. As no other officer offered his services. Major Hull remarked 
that if be could be excused from his duty of commanding jhe guard, 
be would be happy to command the detachment. Gen. Arnold 
replied that he would excuse him, and directed the colonels of the 
regiments to call for three hundred volunteers, and officers to 
them. In a few minutes the number required was paraded, 
ud in four companies was marched by Major Hull to the relief of 
Gen. Poor, who was hotly engaged. The fighting waa very obsti- 
nate during the whole afternoon. Towards night Major Hull led a 
Uy.inet charge, which resulted in the repulse of the enemy and the 
opture of two guns, with some prisoners. Of the three hundred 
Tclunteers, one half were killed or wounded, which showed the 
•ererity of the engagement. 
We have described this action particularly, because some histor- 
.ire denied the presence of Gen. Arnold on that day. 
luportaM us took place until the seventh of October, 

when Burgoyne undertook to force hie way through the American 
Eaee. On this day Major Hull again commanded the advanced 
guard of two hundred and fifty men. When Burgoyne advanced he 
*a» furiously attacked by Arnold's three regiments, Morgan's rifle- 
oen, and the guard of Major Hull. Burgoyne was driven back to 
hb camp hotly pursued, leaving most of his artillery, arms, and some 
As soon as the retreat commenced, Major Hull with his guard was 
to assist in removing the prisoners, the wounded, and the 
artillery, while Arnold and Morgan pursued the British to 
their camp, which was stormed , and the Eighth Maaaachueetta regi- 
ment, under Col. Brooke, established themselves in the enemy's 
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works. Although Major Hull had a separate command on this 
men tons day, and acted his part in the battle, yet he remarks, 
always regretted that as I was the major and second in command 
the Kighth Massachusetts regiment, that by the routine of" duty I w 
absent mm it at the time when it stormed the British intrenchuients. 
Major 1 1 till was present at the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga 
few days after this battle. 

After the close of this campaign, the Eighth Massachusetts regi- 
ment was ordered to Pennsylvania to reinforce Gen. Washington 
at Whitcmursh. The troops were disappointed, feeling thai 
had done enough for the campaign. They had marched from Bos* 
ton to Tieondoroga ; hnd retreated through a wilderness from that 
place to the Hudson ; had marched to the relief of Fort Stauwix 
the Mohawk ; had returned, and been engaged in all the battles 
with General Burgoyne. They wished to go into winter quarter*. 
But with cheerful submission to orders, they marched to afford i 
to their countrymen. A few day* after the kuotiOD of the t 
armies, (Jen. Howe came from Philadelphia with hie principal fa 
with the evident intention of bringing on a general eugageuien 
But he was unable to force Washington from his strong position 
and after BOHM skirmishing be returned to Philadelphia, aud on lbs 
twelfth of December the American army went into winter quarters 
at Valley Forge, about twenty miles from Philadelphia. The camp 
was bounded on one side by the Schuylkill, on the other by w 
hills ; the camp was entrenched, and a bridge built across the 
and the soldiers built log cabins for shelter. Major Hull writes 
Col. Brooks and himself occupied a hut together; it had but one 
room, but their shelves contained a few books and a row of cheeses, 
sent from Derby to him by his mother ; a luxury of which tbe 
camp could rnrely bonst, and with which visitors were regaled 
Famine, aud its natural consequence, mutiny, were threateuiug the 
army with dissolution. During the whole winter provisions were 
scarce, sometimes no meat for a week. The small-pox broke out is 
the camp, and one quarter of the well men were unfit for duty, be- 
ing naked and bare-foot. Had Howe been on energetio commander 
he might have captured or destroyed the Aim ■ric-.m army at this 
time, but fortunately be preferred to take his ease in Philadelp< 

Soon after the army was quartered at Valley Forge, Baron Steo- 
luii. ;i veteran soldier of the Prussian army, was made a major gen* 
eral, and the inspector general of Washington's army. The Baron 
introduced the military tactics of the Great Frederick, as far as diet 
would apply to the Americau service. They were simple and uni 
form. He considered no part of the manual exercise essential, ex 
cept to handle the firelock in such a manner as to have entire control 
of it — to load, take aim, and fire as fast as possible. He likewise 
taught one uniform mode of forming columns, and drawing up in a 
line in any necessary direction the situation of the enemy rem 

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lent. Tlie advantages of this i*\>tem MOD beciime appnrent; 

these simple and beautiful exercises, the army moved like I 

machine whose various parts unite to form a perfect whole. 

j'.r Hull, with other field officers, was appointed to assist the 

in these duties. 

L778, the Marquis Lafayette was sent with a force of 
thousand Bve hundred men to observe the enemy and cut off 
OOOiti> as, bo! being attacked by a superior force was 

t<> I ■ d by the British. A detachment 

iv Washington to reinforce the Marquis, including the 
:ith Massachusetts regiment under Major llidl. Some skirmish- 
took place, but the British retired to Philadelphia. 
In the battle near Monmouth Court House. N. J., on an intensely 
. in June, 177.**, Major Hull was in command of the NO 
■Mchusctts regiment, Col. Brooks being detailed for other duty, 
le discipline introduced by Baron Steuben here bore fruit, aud it 
would probably have been a victory for the Americana but for the 
BttOo:i Gen. I*ee, who made an unnecessary retreat early in 

tie day. He was sent to the rear bv Gran. Washington, who rallied 
the troops and drove back the enemy. The forces were nearly 
loual and the fight was obstinate, both sides claiming the victory, 
tut |be British departed silently in the night. Major Hull went 
[eld the next morning, and found a large number of dead 
bodic- I any wounds, who probably died from the beat of the 

leather. Ha buried four officers and two hundred and forty-five 
privates of the enemy ; and more must have been killed, for there 
were a number of newly made graves. In bis indignation at the 
retreat of Lee, Washington lost his usual command of temper, and 
Major Hull, trim was present, used to describe the anger of the chief 
is so terrific that Lee, who was a bold and arrogant man, was com- 
pletely cowed by it. 

In the autumn of 1 7 7 f ♦ . Lt. Col. Brooks being absent on leave, 
Major Hull was left in command of the regiment, which in November 
la was ordered to march to White Plains and take the station 
do the lines near Kingsbridge. Here Major Hull remained during 
lac winter, eighteen miles in advance of the American army. Being 
n the face of the whole British army, without fortifications, their 
nfety depended on unceasing vigilance, and although many attempts 
were made to destroy the detachment, they were invariably defeated. 
Ihe region was that described in Cooper's romance, "The Spy," 
lying between the North and East rivers in the neighborhood of 
Dobbs Ferry, and was ravaged alternately by "skinners'* and 
"cowboys." whose depredations Major Hull was sent to prevent. 
In May, Major Hull was ordered to West Point, where he built a 
fort on a hill which commanded the other works at that place. 

In July he was ordered to unite his corps to Gen. Wayne's forces 
for the attack on Stony Point, which took place on the night of the 

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15th of July. In this assault Major Hull commanded about fox 
hundred men in the column led by Wayne himself. The works w« 
taken with the bayonet, and the garrison of bIx hundred men w« 
killed or made prisoners. For his conduct on this occasion Majc 
Hull was made a Lt. Colonel. He had two narrow escapes, 
bullet piercing his hat, another his boot. 

During the campaign or' 1780, Lt. Col. Hull was employed 
the discipline of the division commanded by Gen. Bowe, <>i whi< 
he was appointed Deputy Inspector under Baron Steuhen. Abot 
this time Lt. Col. Hull was honored by Gen. Washington by an ii 
vitation to enter his military family as one of his aids. On 
sultation with Baron Steuben, however, he was convinced I 
Baron that he could be more useful as Assistant Inspector, than it 
any position, he having become familiar with the course of instruction 
in discipline then going on bo successfully. The Baron undertook 
to explain to the Chief, Hull's reasons for declining so honorable 
appointment. Lt. OoJ Hull not only der lined the appoint hunt 
these grounds, but he ventured to recommend bis friend Col. Hi 
phrcys for the position, and successfully, for Humphreys was a| 
pointed, and retained until the end of the war. 

In the fall of 1780 Lt. Col. Hull was again sent with a force 
four hundred men to the lines on the Crotou river to protect 
region, where civil law was yet silent. 

The condition of the army was distressing. The continental bil 
of credit, with which the army was paid, had so depreciated as to 
almost worthless, and a month's pay would hardly buy a break 
Great discontent naturally prevailed among the troops, and 
British commander sent his secret emissaries to induce them 
desert. But a contrary effect was produced among those patriotic 
Americans, for they siezed the spies and delivered them up for 
punishment. Washington was anxious to employ these disaftect 
troops, and Lt. Col. Hull suggested that an attack might be sue 
cess fully made upon the British post at Morrisania, garrisoned 
four to five hundred men under Colonel De Laueey. This pc 
being four miles in I he rear of a large part of the British army, 
enterprise against it had ever succeeded ; but to break it up was 
Object <>f importance! it being held by a partisan corps which wa 
constantly committing depredations on the people between the ti 
armies. General Washington expressed doubts as to the success 
the enterprise, but considering the advantages to be gained, he gav< 
Lt. Col. Hull permission to undertake it with a force of six hunt 
men, while Gen. Howe should inarch against a body of mulint 
in New Jersey. Both expeditious were successful. 

Lt. Col. Hull started at sunrise of the 22d of January, expectii 

• Copy of a receipt found among t»en. Hull's papera: " Boston, March IS, 1781. 
wired ut Lt. Col. wm. Hall Eleven Uiuus-uud two uuudrvd sad fifty dollar* for a 
and li«ruet>». Jouattiiiu Fowle." 


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arrive at Morrisania, distant thirty miles, before day ligl it the next 
ing, but owing to bad roads ami swollen streams the place was 
reached till after daybreak. A sharp contest ensued for fifteen 
lutes, when the loyalists broke and scattered. Fifty-two urison- 
were taken, with sixty horses and a number of cattle. The 
were burned, with a great quantity of forage, and a retreat 
commenced. But the British posts were thoroughly alarmed 
along the lines, and a large force was went nut from forts Wash- 
ton and Independence to intercept Col. Hull's detachment, which 
then four miles in the rear of the British army, had marched 
miles, and had not slept for 24 hours. They had yet eight 
ten miles to march under 6re before they could reach the cover- 
party under Gen. Parsons, and their situation was critical, 
attacks on the flanks aud rear became so severe that Col. 
•elected about two hundred of his best men for a rear guard, 
i which he himself took command, while he sent forward Major 
Maxwell, his second in command, with the main body and the pri- 
horses and cattle. In this way the wearied troops fought 
tWir way against constantly increasing enemies, until they reached 
troops under Gen. Parsons, about 1500 strong, when the enemy 
The situation, however, was still so dangerous that Gen. 
>ns continued his march till midnight, under a heavy storm of 
Mr and rain, to the border of Connecticut. For his conduct in 
affair, Lt. Col. Hull and his troops received the thanks of Gen. 
Washington in general orders, and Col. Hull also received the 
I tkaaka of Congress. Col. Hull having now served six years, ob- 
tained F absence, his troops being now in winter quarters, 
la February, 1781, he was permitted to pass the rest of the winter 
in Boston, and was married to the daughter of the Hon. Abraham 
Fuller of Newton. 

In July. 1781, the French array, under the Count dc Rochain- 
beau, arrived in the western part of Connecticut, on its way to join 
Washington at Pecktdcill. and Col. Hull was sent by the Commandcr- 
b-chief to the Count at Bedford to arrange for a joint attack on the 
Briti«i k. A demonstration was made by Gen. Lincoln 

oo the one side, and the Duke de Lauzun, with a body of French 
the other : Col. Hull acting as aid to the Duke by request 
sf the Count de Rochambeau. It was unsuccessful, and the theatre 
of the war wits changed from the North to the South, by the deter- 
mination of the Count de Grasse to sail for the Chesapeake instead 
of Sandy Hook. Gen. Washington, with the main army, went 
•oath, and Gen. Heath was left in the Highlands with twenty regi- 
ments, to one of which Col. Hull was attached, and was appointed 
Adjutant and Inspector General of the Army in the Highlands, and 
duties he performed until the summer of 1788, when the 
urn of Washington from the capture of Cornwallis and the 
lion of hostilities took place. He whs then ordered to West 


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ter, in command of a regiment of light infantiy, to protect 

people of that region from the MM here 

lined until the evacuation of New York hy Sir Guy Cs 

iwa by orders of Gen. Washington he took , 
with his regiment of the forts ahout New York, and after*! 
commanded the corps of light infantry which escorted V 
into the city. When the corps was paraded the General rode 
to their front and expressed his satisfaction at the excellent apj 
HOC Mid Ugh state of discipline of i ited to att« 

him at the tat interesting moments of his military command. 
render this service," writes Colonel Hull, "to their beloved 
mandci , to hear his approving words ; to gather, for the 
around his beloved person, was a full reward for onr long 

Before Washington retired from command, be was authorized 
Congress to disband the army, excepting one regiment, and a cor 
of artillery. Gen. Heath v mtcd to command the regit 

with Lieut. Col. Hull as second officer. 

Previous to disbanding the army, the Society of the Ci 
wns formed by the officers, with Qen. Washington as ft 
Col. Hull was one of its founders. 

A year had passed since the peace, and the frontier poets 
Niagara, Detroit, Macinac, etc., were still held by the R 
violation of the treaty. Col. Hull was ordered to go to Quebec i 
make a formal demand for the surrender of these posts. He 
politely received by Haldimand, the Governor General, •. 
ever, declined to accede to the demand, having I 
to that effect. Nor were these posts surrendered until i 
treaty in 1794. 

Col. Hull's regiment being disbanded in 178fi, he retired 
the army, an I commenced the practice of the law in Newton, 
chusctts. He lived for some years in a house nt An 
since occupied by the Coffin family, and afterwards he budt a 
briek in that village, which now form* part of the NoM 

A family of one son and seven daughters grew up 
him; the latter being D to husbands in various parts of 

country, from Georgia to Maine. 

i .1. Hull belonged to the Republican or Jeffersorden 
ed to which was the Hamiltonians or Federalists. Bui he 
rtizan ; knowing nothing of the doctrine that 
long the .*|n>il8," he gave his influeucc and authority whererer 
found merit and talent to deserve them. His friends were j 
numerous among the Federalists as among the Kepublieai 
he was never a great favorite with Jefferson or Madison, who 
ferred absolute partisans like Dearborn and Fustic. 

When the disaffection of the people in Massachusetts 
what is called "Shays' Rebellion, " and Governor Bowdoin 

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out a force of 4,000 men to suppress it, (Jen. Lincoln was placed 
in command, with Colonels Rufus Putnam and William Hull com- 
manding the right and left wings of the army. By a forced mwofa 
through a violent snow storm by night. Gen. Lincoln surprised the 
insurgents in their camp at l'elham, nnd dispersed them, taking one 
hundred prisoners, hut with no loss of life. Fourteen of the leaders 
Were convicted of high treason, hut afterwards pardoned by the 

tThe poverty and distress following the war produced many 
lemes for relief, among them a demand for more money ; and there 
I ■■■!■ mines in operation, the rail was for a large emi 
of paper. The farmers of Newton, where Col. Hull lived, were iu- 
1 to elect to the Legislature one of these paper money schemers, 
but the wisei of the town secured a vote instructing the 

delegate, and Col. Hull was appointed to draw up the instructions, 
•how that his views of finance were sound j viz. ' Long ex- 
riencc has established the truth of this position, thai money can- 
>ii any place, be too plenty or too scarce, but in commercial 
itries must bear the same proportion to the property at market, 
such relief in paper money would be political empiricism, founded 
fraud, which would involve individuals in ruin, and eventually 
our country. A paper bill can be of no value, but as it 
its specie. — gold and silver being gcnernl in their credit, — 
lly forsake ua." All of which is as true in 1692 as it was 
1792. The instructions closed by directing the delegate "to use 
endeavors that a sacred regard should bu had for public faith, 
ight of both debtor and creditor; and that agriculture and 
iut:«eturing be encouraged." It iB creditable to the good BOOM 
'the people of Newton that they were willing to reverse their policy 

accept their instructions by a large majority. 

\\ tun the officers and soldiers of Massachusetts in 17112 petitioned 

Bgress for their arrears of pay, Col. Hull went to Philadelphia to 

and enforce the petition ; hut it. was neglected by Congress. 

In January, 17'.»3. Col. Hull was sent to Quebec as n OommJa- 

oner to arrange a treaty with the North-western Indians, through 

an Government, but the British policy was always to keep 

Hans in a state of hostility to the United States, and Ool. 

lull could get nothing but fair words. Wayne's complete victory, 

rer, about this time broke the power of the Indians, and they 

glad to make peace. 

About the year 1787 Col. Hull received into his family his nephew 

Hull, son of his brother Joseph, then a boy of twelve years 

He sent him to school aud wished to send him to college, but 

inclination of the boy for a sailor's life was so strong, that a 

was found for him as cabin boy, on board a ship commanded 

i id of his uncle. Isaac worked his way up to the command 

a ship at the age of 21, and in 1798 he entered the navy as a 


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lieutenant. His great nautical utilities brought rapid 

and at the op 4 the war of 1812 he astonished the world 

the capture, in the frigate "Constitution," of the Brit 

" Gui-rrifrv,*' — this beginning a course of naval victories, 

raised the United Sutes to the rank of a formidable naval power. 

The winter of 1798 was Spent by Col. Hull in Loudon, 
spring in Paris. There he visii-d tbe Legielatjre Aasembk. 
witnessed some of the scenes of the first luv-luuon. 

Soon after his return. Col. Hull was appointed Judge of the 1 
of Common Pleas for Middlesex County. He was elected to 
Legislature, and afterwards to the State Senate for many years, 
was a member of the Council. lie was a commander of the Ancie 
and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston, and Grand Ms 
a Masonic Lodge. In 1798 he was elected Major General of 
Third Division of the Massachusetts Militia, which office he 
until his resignation in 1805. Under his care the Division 
one of the best appointed and disciplined military bodies in th< 
These honors conferred by Federalist constituency, while Willii 
Hull was a JefFcrsonian republican, showed personal popularity 
the esteem of his fellow citizens. 

In October, 1798, (Jen. Hull, then in command of the 3d Divisio 
WfOtt for himself, his officers and men, an address to I 
John Adams, at his residence in Quincy, offering their services 
the QffMnuMBt| if necessary; and the President replied with 
I'lin all on the patriotism, fine appearance and discipline of 

A descendant of John Adams, in a recent history of the admit 
trution of James Madison, commenting on the ap|H>iulmi:nt 
general officers in the War of 1812, asserts that William I 
DOreC commanded a regiment in the face of the enemy, and h 

inion that if thoae officers had been appointed by tin- Btt 
An drew Jackson would have lakeu the place of James Wilkitut) 
and William Hull would not have received an appointment fro 
Massachusetts. The first statement is shown by the record to 
inCOrre t; William Hull having commanded the Mh Mast 
Regiment as a rear guard in Schus lei's retreat before Gen. Burgoyo* 
in the battle of Monmouth, on the lines near New York in tl; 
winter of 1779, and with other troops at the capture of Stony Poit 
besides many other important detached commands. 

Concerning that writer's opinion ns to what Massachusetts wc 
have done in appointing a general, the record shows that William Ha 
was elected to the same offices, civil and military, to which Tennc 
elected Andrew Jackson ; and by that writer's own rcasoi 
Massachusetts might have appointed William Hull a Brigud 
Gem Madison did. 

In 1805 William Hull was appointed by Jefferson Governor 
Michigan Territory, then containing leas than 5,000 white inhab 

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its, mostly Canadians, living along the lake. The rest of fa 

ritory iru occupied by various tribes of Indians, mostly in British 

ly, and hostile to the United States. The efforts of Governor 

[nil wore to civilize these people, to gradually extinguish their land 

titles, and to convert them into citizens. When he removed 

his family to Detroit, his route was by way of the Mohawk river 

and Oswego, up Lake Ontario in a boat to Buffalo, and thence to 

it iu a schooner which made occasional trips between those 

villages. Being in Buffalo in 1800, he writes to his friends in 

Boston that he shall travel from Buffalo to Boston with his own 

horse*, and expects to do it in three weeks time. Such was the 

State of New York at that time. Shortly More the arrival of 

>r Hull at Detroit, that village had been nearly destroyed 

by fire, and wae rebuilt and reconstructed under his direction. He 

built a large brick house for himself at the corner of Griswold and 

.iter Streets in 1*06. In 1840 it was used as a hotel, and called 

Mansion House." William Hull wae the first Governor of 

lite territory, and it became his duty to organize it, iu the face of 

many difficulties and opposing interests among the different races of 

people who inhabited the territory. 

He appears to have been generally popular there, and was reap- 
pointed by Mr. Jefferson, showing that at least his proceedings 
were approved at Washington. 

(To be condoned.] 


Br CiiA»i.r» Kdwahd lUxxa, M.I)., of Portland, Maine. 

This prominent pioneer dated his emigration to this country 

ft back to the landing of the Pilgrim*. He was one of (lie 

Diets brought oat in the spring of 1(522, by Thomas Weston the 

n merchant, who settled at Wessagusset, and from that time, 

ogfa a period of over halt' a century, he occupied a prominent part 

litical affair? of Maine. In the Weston colony a "parlca- 

' was held to oODsicta the case of a man who had stolen corn 

the Indians, and " Edward Iohnson was a spetiall Judge of this 

eas" [Morton, New English Canaan, 109]. According to 

itler the man suffered a vicarious punishment on account of his 

t age and usefulness, nnd was hung as described in "Hudibras" 

to ii., 409-436] ; although other contemporaneous writers 

that the real thief was executed. [Pratt, Relation, 4 Mass. 

Coll. IV., 491 ; Young, Chronicle of the Pilgrims, 332; 

ford, Plymouth Plantation, 130]. At another time it would 

t he saved the unfortunate colony from massacre, and the 

- notion is thus related: " The treacherous Indians who 

YOL. XLVIl. 14 


Edward Johnson. 


In 1636 he purchased of Thomas Bradbury, agent < 
ado Gorges, 500 acres of land nt Braveboat Harbor, York, 

had been wont to trade with the English, had plotted to cut them 
all off designing tin- way the? would take to do it: when a few 
should come first to draw tfom I aether to truck, and then the re* 
.-hi in lil suddenly surround them armed and fall upon them and kill 
them : only God seasonably discovering of it, by tbeyr dying Sago- 

to Mr. Johnson (now living nt York, eastward and the [rela- 
tion] of it to myself ) who had bestowed sundry good things upon 
that sick Seggunore (which lived up further to [words] Plii 
Patent." [Corbett, (MSS.) Narrative of New England Deliver- 
ances, in Library of the Massachusetts Historical Society, vkh 
RCGIBTCB] vii. 209.] It is not known what became ofhim after the 
dissolution of the plantation nt Wcssngusset, but. it i- on 'liable that 
he joined the Morton revellers at Merry Mount, and anally drifted 
t.» the eastward about the settlements near the mouth of the Pisea- 

Ferdinnndo ijorgcs 
and settled there, where he ever after lived. In 1640, he wa* nomi- 
nated by Gorges to be one of the eight "Aldermen" of Agnmenticu 
under tot fin) ohsrter, sad in 1644— 5 when the Mayor of Gorgeaoa, 
Roger Garde, tried Mistress Cornish in his municipal court, upon a 
charge of homicide, the prisoner accused Johnson of adultery «itb 
her. If we may believe a chronicler who was always ready to joar- 
nalize all the bad things he heard about the Maine people, we mi 
believe that he "openly confessed it at the time of her cxecutioi 
[Winihrop Journal, ii. 257.] He submitted with the rest of 
townsmen in 1652 to the jurisdiction of Massachusetts, and recei 1 
from her hand in 1655 the appointment of Councillor. He 
tioned Cromwell in 1656 for a continuation of the Massach 

00. The Royal Commissioners appointed him a Justice 
Maine in 1655, which office he held till July, 1668, when the 
eminent of Maine was once more overturned by Massachusetts, 
petitioned the King in 1668, and again in 1660, pru 
termination of the encroachments of Massachusetts. 1 1 
Y'ork not long after 1682, having been born in 1593 (York I> 
iii. 116). In his long residence in New England during the 
years of its past settlement, he had survived live forms 
ment, and retained the respect of his fellow citizens during all 
vicissitudes, A contemporary has written of him that he was 
■honest man and always for kingly Government" [Mass. I 
iii. 300). He hod a sou Benjamin (York Deeds, ii. 88) 
daughter, Deborah, who married John Harmon of York (Ibid. 
&'&). I presume that Priscilla Johnsou, living in York in 1717. 
80 years (ibid. viii. 261) was hi r, and William <>t Y 

granted land in 1661, who had wifo Hannah in 1669 (ibid, i 
may be his son. I am not able to traci lants in York, lh 

a family of that name resided there after his death. His wdc 
cilia was born in 1617, and was living in 1682 (ibid. iii. 116). 

liters of Col. Thomas Westbrook and others. 155 


P i w unlctttd by William BukKK T*a*k, A.M., of Dorcbcctar, Mm. 

[Continued from fagt S8.] 
I are directed to embrace tin- firpt favourable Season of Wind & 

nt with the Comp* of Volun tiers under your Gomouod 

Sloop Merry Moling, in Qaest of the Enemy Indians, especially a 
tbe Penobscot Indians who now in. ■■•. rlie Eastern Coast, in a 
ly them taken from the English. Von must put into Falrn* in 
dc acquaint Coll Westhrook with your Design & show him y" 
And there got what Intelligence you can of the Bald Indians. 
it Making any Delay at Falm" Proceed East, according to 
lligenee. Keeping uear die Shoar & Sounding for Fish, Concealing 
j A Appearing iu all Respects in such a Manner as may most 
decoy die Enemy. And Putting into the most likely Places to 
the Indians or gain any Advice of them. Ami upon U 
Attack them with your best Courage, & Conduct, & do your in- 
take. Kill & destroy them. 

must proceed East no further than Passamaquody & Return in 
after, from Casco, Unless you hare a very fair Prospect of 
Enemy, Aud in such Case you may extend your Cruise further 
Time and Place. Send Coll." Dowcett, L' Gar 1 of Nova Scotia 
yoor Design & Proceedings with a Copy of y" Instructions, If 
with any Conveyance. 

hare Advice from yon as often as you hare Opportunity. 
aed: Instructions to Cp 1 Saunders, June 1725. 
Arch. 52: 198,199. 


I li»v... die Letters yon lately wrote Ida, 8t shall b« Glad to hear 
! |K>u your Return you may Come to I lotion 
Roll, which I u >i a Complaint given into <1»- 

I by or on behalf of Two of your Men, sign'd by them, pretending that 
bare detain'd thoii Wages from then «t Rco d the Wage* of one of them 
. r. which he Ban be gava only to Cup' Nowell. I doubt 
of you- og your self against these Charges & am Your Humble 

W. DftlMMEH.] 
Jut* ! 

Sames of the Men are Jos: Crosby & Hugh Holman. 
Col' Harmon. 
I. Arch. 52: 200. 

156 Letters of Col. Thomas Westbrook and others. [April, 

Boston 4'" June ] 7 

I hare Rec d many of Yours, lately, & perceive Tour great In- 
dustry to obtain an opportunity of doing Some Service against the Enemy, 
& the Reinforcem 1 of Indians being a* I hope ere this Arriv'd Y 
doubt not. of Your Employing them in some Nouli. ise. This 

Covers Doct' Bacon's Commiss" under Cap 1 Bourn & also Jerem* House to 
bo Lieut of tho other Company of Indians, for Tbey must be divid- 
Two Companys. Howes' Commission has a blank for the Name of the 
Captain, who must be some Abb-. Active Man. 1 hope Cap' llouru will bo 
with Yon in a ehort time with Mori Indians «\c 1>v Capt FntiiU!vii you slull 
have 10 Good Whale Boats. Fur the present you will send other Indians 
out in | bod? or otherwise Empl D the Best 

'iyence find most prop" i for Th#j Service. Two fellow* of Col Hal* 
mans Company have put in a |>etition to the Gen 1 Court to have him seal 
for to Answer to IbCttT Complaint* of Detaining their Wages from then 
Ami the llou-i- have, it. Mom*, thought it worth while to Add re is -Me 
In- DM* be ••■ ;ii in in iiliugly, And Iho 1 I donl think proper to send tor] 
him Yet I i re You to till him he may have Liberty to Co 

Town to make up his Muster Roll which for the present is Demur'd, as I 
am Inform'd. M' Grant moves me for a Reinforcem 1 of Two Men at the 
Garrison house of James Grey. Lei him have them, if it be Necessary m 
you can spare them. Tell Capt Moultuu that I expect if you have a pr 
pect of any Eminent service that he be Ready to March when You it 
Direct him. If it be Consistent with the present occasion of service 
Capt Oliver Come to make up his Muster Roll. 
IsmY' Humble Serv* 


P.S. — If it be necessary for You to come to the Court after Yoa 
Dispos'd of the Troops in the best Manner You Can, Yoa may do it. 
the present Exigency the Indians must be Employed according to 
former Orders. 

Deliver the Enclosed to Col" Harmon. 
[Letter to 1 Col Tho' Westbrook. 

Mass. Arch. 52: 201,202. 

In pursuent to an order Rcc* from Yonr Hon r bearing Date 
18 th Currant, to Enlist thirty able bodied Indians for his maj. sarvis In 
i fronteres: on Satterday morning I sett out from boston & 
have nntin'd all the Indians in Little compton & the south part of Tiver 
to meet me this Day. by twelve of the Clock. Alt the place appointed, whit 
thay Did. Tho not all. for some 111 minded person had told them that 
was to be a press. Notwithstanding, about forty men appered, and 
I had treetted with them by Argument and Drink soneicnt, thay 
to this Result, that if your Hon' see Cause To Commistionate an officer I 

I aj that should Lick, then thay ware Redy A willing to i 
your Hon' & there Country, otherwise thay should not List, and the | 
thay all Pitch'd upon for there Cap' is Cap' John Palmor, of Lit 
ton. wh i hath bin seaurall tims out in the sarvis with them: & if he be 
enraged by your Hon' to [[©*, there i» Noe Dout hot that he may hav*afa 
Company of Indians & English under officers. So not being able to [ 
any farther have sent the barrar hereof to your Hon' to Know your fur 
will & pleasuor in the premises. 

.] Leltert of Col. Thoma* Weftl>rook nnd others. 157 

»nb*cribe s' jour Hon™ most Humble & obedient suruant. To Coiiiand. 
tile Comptoo June f 21" 1 i Tno* Church. 

im "3. 

dorsed : — To the Hon'able W m Hummer Esq* Lef Govenor & Com- 
aker I A over his maj" Province of the massathusetts Bay In 
_]lan«l: :. 
sent p* m' John Coe. 

Juue21, 1725. 

Upon Advice of the Motions of the Enemy I have Ordered two 
j* from Ipswich & Newbury for Shearing the County of York, to have 
Head Quarters at Berwick it Well*. A:i«l 08 raising f m.- ( mpauiea 
lantii-m, whoa I intend to send across the Conntrey from Dunstable 
Berwick (which will be a great Defence to your Province) & to be 
cd for ti Enemy according as they shall have Iti- 

«ice of their Uotioni !"• iii the County of York. 1 

likewise. I iiniv «.! Bristol for thirty Indium, A 

aJl the Conipauie* will he ready for march iu a few Days. I have 
wiar ■ i Company of Volontiera to be raised in the County of 

fi>- * vice. And 1 hope yon will Levy 100 Men, at least, m 

GoTeram' upon this critical Juncture. 
[To] L' Gov' Wentworth. 
L Arch. 62: 204. 

of the two Troops to be drawn out of 

the Defence of the Towns in the Comity of 
ley must march directly to the Towns of Wells & Berwick, one 
m mast be posted at Berwick & the other at Wells, as their Head 

r most generally be employ M in passing through the Woods, from 
of the said two Towns, unless more important business call \ a 
ly look out for the Tracks of the Enemy & pursuo them in all 
that are practicable, till they come up with them. 
r _o Intelligence of the Knotnv Assaulting any of the Places iu the said 
jty, Whether the Eastern or Western Towns, They must immediately 
to the said Towns for their Defence & the Annoyance of the 
. And in all Things they must net with the greatest Conduct A 
for the Safeguard of the Inhabitants & Destruction of the Enemy, 
troopers must be assured, for their Encouragement, That the 
u' will allow them 100 lb. for each Scalp, besides their Wages, i^r 
» as tbey shall kill in their Marchings & Scoutingg. The Raid 
_rs of the Troops must, from Time to Time, follow such Orders 
rom Co 1, T. W. Commander of the Eastern Forces.* 
yon intend these instructions for Coll Westbrook. There must 
ion to each Cap' besides, agreable hereto, begining «•'" an in- 
to march, forthwith, to those Towns. W. D. 
June 21. 1721 [1725?] 

To Col" Noyes & Appleton. 
Arch. 52: 2 

j jmetdlw- paragraphs appear to bo in the hand writing of Secretary Willard ; what 
i was wr.tiea tiy Go*. Duinwcr. 
TOL- XLVa. 14" 

Letter* of Col. Thomaa Westbrook and others. [At. 

May it Pleaaa yonr Hon' 

In my last, of Uio 17 ,h Ins'. I iuform'd thai Cap' Boom and 
Fraokljn vm uut come, whom your Bos' infonii'<l UN in yours of 
4" Curr' would be with mo iu a few days. Wo bate not mora than 
days IVoviriou left; if Frauklyn do not arrive in a few daya I shall not 
able to keep ibe Scouts out. 

Jo : Nobon assorts, that the Penobscot Tribe hare planted a great Q« 
tity of Com at their old Town & at their new, but Saocaristis will not 
KraplftDttfl any below their new Town. Saocaristis affirms, 
I 'lians titled out two of the Scooners y' they took last Summer Jk 
a fishing & getting Soils off at Grand Menan and the mouth of S* Jo 
River, sometime in the latter end of May last. I am sometb 1 surprii'd 
Indians are so still at this Juncture. 

I omitted to inform your Hon' of Cap' Moultons return on the 15™ 
Ins' from Pigwocket; be made little or no Discovery of the Enemi 
saving where Cap* Lovewell had his fight. There be found die place 
those Bodies of twelve of our men and four of the Enemys were b« 
As they weut up by the side of Osaby River they found a dead body 
judge it to be Cap' Lovewell's Lieu*. I wou'd have sent Cap* Slocum I 
the Hostages before this had there been any Winds, tbo' loth to part 
the sloop till another Sloop arriv'd, it being of absolute necessity to 
one constantly here, wc having frequent Occasion to remove Fro> 
place to place, according to our marches. If your Hon* sbou'd think 
I believe it wou'd be best that all the Officers return to their Posts as 
as their Affairs will admit! of it, so that we may be in the best posture 
cjii in all our Frontiers to receive the Enemy, in casu they sbou'd 
their Attempts on us. 

I am Your Hon™ moat Dutifull SeiV 

Falmouth 22" June 1725. 
Mass. Arch. 52 : 205. 

Tho* WEarBRoor. 

May it please yonr Hon' 

I wrote the Enclos'd about ten a Clock in tho forenoon, 
Franklin arriv'd here about eight a Clock in the evening, by whom I rece' 
your Hon™ orders. Dated the 16" 1 Curr' which I shall strictly observe. 
have this morning landed the store*, and now wait for a fair wind to 
Cap Peuhallow with iwnty men on board the Sloop to proceed to 
sick & 8' I reams, to see wether the Indians have not attackt those 
sons, iu as muck as I cannot learn any thing of them up this way. 

I had forgot to inform in the enclos'd, thai Sacariaty says, that there 
sixty Indians at lilaekpoint when they burnt the houses and kill'd 
Cattle there, on the 29™ of last April, and that it was the same Indians I 
fought Qap' Lovewell at Oasiby, which well agrees with Lovella fight, 
being the 7 ,h of May following. 

I am your Hon** most dutifull Humb 1 servant 

Falm" June 23" 1725. Tno' Westbrook. 

P. S. I would fain wait till Cap 1 Bourn cornea down, that I may 
the Indian Comi/* so that they may be easy. T. W. 

Mass. Arch. 52. 20G. 

Letters of Col. Thomas Wcstbrook and others. 159 

Ipsw" June 23 4 , 1725. 
May it Fleas yo Han' 

" Order came to my Jiand on Tuesday: y* 22 ,u , the 
March 4 Cap' Joseph Gold 1 cWiand' w th a full Troop to the 
according to yo 1 Hon™ order. 
Troops in y* Regi meats, of Late, do not consist more then 40 Men, 
tbeira Officers. Considering the difficulty & danger of theirs .Man li- 
iu the Kstward pans, I have taken ont of Ipswich tfe liowley Troop to 
te him a (ml to y' Domfi of lix* Mai they are all likely Men, 

1 well fitted, & goe out w" good Courage. If 1 have tranagreee'd, I 
that yo' Hon' would signify it to me. I had no ord" to suh.-isl the 
1 ordered every Man to take 3 or 4 dayH provition to carry them to 
t: Jc I Assured tliem it would be allow'd as heretofore. 

I am yo' Hon" Most Humble serv 1 
ua. Arch. 52 : SOT. John Aitleton. 

Falm° June 24* 1725. 
May it please your Hon* 

:ne honrs after I had sual'd my last, the wind came fair for 
Penhallow to go Cast, which he E in bract, and the Sloop had not 
one of sight more than an hour before 1 ree'd a \erbal ice* from L' 
I Jordan (who was out with his Scout) th:u the Indians had kill'd 
at Spurwiuk garrison, and that he heard the Guns, and was on y* 
tt to less then two hours. I cannot give a further Ace' at present. 
oady will be able to inform your Hon' the posture woe are in at 
time. If your Hon' should think fitt, I will give Lieu' Jordan tho 
ind of the second Company of Indians. 

I am your Hou" most dutifull lluuib' servant, 
Mass. Arch. M. 807. Tho" Westbrook. 

[Letter to Col Johnson Harmon — raising men.] 

If you Can Inlist men to make up your Comp 7 It will bee very 
.table to Me, w cb I Choose rather than Impressing, & do hereby give 
direction for what able Men you Can gett for that Purpose who are 
ol the County of Yorke. 

Johnson Harman. [Initials not distinct.] 

Bottoo 25* June 1 ! 
Arch. 52. 206. 

it Please your 

I iWd your Hon" orders of the 19 ,h and of the 21" on the 6* of 
Ids' ab* nine or ten a Clock at night. I immediately dispatcht repeated 
vder* to all oor fronted in the County of York to be strict on their 
gaurds, and orders to Cap' Monlton to assist the Cap" of th with 

eaperienrt and faitlifull Pilots. I constantly keep nut Scouts some dUtance- 
; the Towns, endeavouring to make discovery. I wrote *onn« i 
Capt* Kenady which will not be long before they come to your Hon™ 
1 diligently search t to find out w* 1 ' way y l Scout came y l kill'd 
J* man at Spurwink, but cannot find out unless they came by water. 
I sin your Hon" most Dutiful Huinb 1 servant 
Faim - June 2C" 1 1725. Tno* Wrstbrook. 

Arch. 52: 211. 

jtttera of Col. Thomas Wcstbrook and others. [A 


I urn iuforxn'd that the Indians lately enlisted under Cpi* Bourne, 
specially thoso ibat Came last to you p' .Saunders, have complain. >l 
great Injustice done tbeiu by Defrauding them of a Part of 
allowed tbeni by tbe Governm' for tbeir Enlisting, which was 20 / . 
I would therefore hare you take tbe first Opportunity. To enquire of 
India us if they can charge any of the Officer* concern 'd in Det&inin 
them ili-: i And if any of them say they have not rec 4 the whole 

tbeir Premium, Call the Officer that gave them their Money & tbe India 
that complain before yon, And make tbe strictest Inquiry into the Truth 
this Matter; For if I find the Indians hare been any Ways opprees'd I at 
take Care that full Satisfaction be given them, Aud such Officers shall bav 
the ntmost Marks of my Displeasure. Therefore, I expect that you be 
much in Earne-t in Lbil Inquiry. 

IiM-iuse nn ace' of Intelligence I have from some that are acquainted 
the Indian affairs, which may be of use to you, tho' I doubt not but you 
have taken Care to gett the best information in order to p'forme some 
service, now, when you shall have a good Number of lies with }ou. I 
noe Deserters in Custody, one In Cambridge Goal & the other In 
Newberry who being notorious offenders I shall, by Advice of tbe Council], 
putt over into your Hands to bo try VI by u Court Martial for au Example 
of Tcrrour to Others, It being of the higher to Check that 

spirit ilie Forces. They shall both of them be secured in New- 

Qo«] Inirluviih, Ai 1 direct you send down* a faithful! serjeaut, 
seaven lion, to take them into Custody & bring to Falmouth, in onler to 
then speedy tryal, & you must take Care to have a number of 

officers to Make a Court. You shall have a more p'ticular Ace* of these 
deserters, in order to your proceedings, lodged w* Newbury & w* Salem 

Endorsed: Lett' to Col Westbrook, Juue 28, 17J0. 

Mass. Arch. 52: 209, 210. 

Portsmouth, June 28, 1725. 


The Sloop Merry-Meeting arrived at New Castle, yesterday, about 
three of tho Clock afternoon, and after tbe delivery of your Hon™ Lett 
Lieut" 1 Gov"' Wenlworlh. h called bis Council together, and by tbeir 
advko did appoint cik Walton to Joj D with us in our Affair with 

i In- Ba :rn Indians. We hope be will be able to g' ird a little 

after noon. Lint" Gov" Weutworth thinks that the Indians wUl not muck 
'inline to goe to liostou. but Choose ratber to come to Cnsco-L' • 
Winter Harbour, which places bo Judgcth more com '.-nieiil for a Coufcrcnos 
than Uo6ton, where (In: saith) those Indians did never meet on such sn 
Occasion, and (accordingly), in his Instructions to Co 11 Walton, does allow 
him to agree to their coming to either of s' 1 places, if tbe Indians doe Insist 
upon it. 

We are your Hou™ most Humble, Obedient servants, 

To His Hon' Lieut"' Johx Stodhakd 

Gov" Dummer o*c. Johx Waixwkight. 

Mass. Arch. 52 : 210|. 

.] letters of Col. Thomas Wtstbrook and others. 161 

from on Board ibe Sloop Me rrv -Meeting, at New Castle, June -'■>, 172"). 

Since we Wrote, Cap' Slocum came into this Harbour with the 
two Indiana, which are now on Board with us. They tell us thai the 
' John*, and Ca|w Sable Indians have agreed to abide by what the 
>c Indians thai I agree to. and that the Penobscott Indians have 
him to acquaint your Hon' that they are willing to be at Peace, 
hat it lyeth with you whither there shall be Peace or not. They are 
to treat in their own Hirer which hath not been stained with 
They further add, that when we Come to S"' George, they cau 
find some of the Peoobacott Indians and bring them to us. 
^a are now weighing Anchour, and hope to be at Casco Bay before to 

and are your Hon" Most Humble servants. 

John Stoddard 
John Wain wiikjht. 

P. S. This goea by Cap" Slocnm. Who we desire may be dispatched to 
Bay as soon as may be, where we shall leave directions where we 
be found. 
Ha**. Arch. 52: 210}. 

Falmouth July 3" 1725. 
it Plcaao your Hon* 

I examin'd tin- undcr-namr-d Indians relating their Enlisting with 
lp* Bourn, and they say they rec 4 no more money than is Annext to each 
name. I immediately sent for Cap 1 Bourn while they were present, 
askt him the reason, his Answer was. that he agreed with them for 
Sum and no more, which some of the Indians own'd and others made 
and said they did not so well understand it- Cap 1 Bourns says, 
'i listed them in the Room of some that Deserted, and inform 'd 
that they shou'd receive wages from the time that the Deserters En- 
ds that they were well satUty'd therewith. 

I am Your Hon™ most Duiifull Humble Serv' 

Ttio' Westbkook. 

John Comshute rec 4 II'; Jacob Paul, Thomas Tarah, David Job, Aaron 
Joshua Hood, Tom Kennaway [each tun shillings J. 
Endorsed: — On hi- Maj" service. 
The iIoo N * William Dutnmer Esq', Lieu' Gov' & commander in 

In Boston. 
Haw. Arch. 52: 211$. 

Falmouth, July 3 4 , 1725. 
May it Please your Hon' 

I rec 4 y. Lett rt, by Cap* Bonrn, of the 24 ih , and those p' 

So)* Parker of the 28 th of last Month, with the encloVd Information relating 
the IfitUaaa. I always make it mv business to get the best Informations 
mining the Enemy I can, and Iuform'd yonr Hon' of the Indians living on 
Mia back of IfeOBl Desert in my letter Last September, and that I was In- 
loiA'd they were supply 'd from Annapolis by some man that married in 

162 Letters of Col. Thomas WestbrooJc and others. [J 

that Country, who supply 'd one Bellisle, a frenchman, who married 
one of Casteeu's Daughter*, aud mostly Uvea thereabout*. »o that it 
agrees with tho Information your I ios'd. aud likewise with what 

iuforui'd iu my Letter of the 17* of March 1724 8 thai two Friars: 
several of them liv'd at Passimaqooddie aud Adjaceut to it. A* 

5 art of tho Inform;, are up iu the Count rev ill) t lie last 

une. about their Corn, iuterfcrt with their yearly Customs 
the I: . or not exceeding the first of Juue, to gett Eggs and Fowl, 

during wh" lime they generally leave their old men & 
Corn, and then are dowu again the last of July or August, Catching 
Fowl, and Sail before I seal'd this. I rec d your Hon" p' Coll" Harmon, 
the 8" of July, which was Da. " of last Month. As to the Indii 

planting their Corn, I wrote Cap y the best Information I cou'4 

get at present. By your ITou'* Orders to me I understand your Hou' it 
tends to visit the Penobscott Tribe. We have rec*' but four Whale 1* 
since I wrote your Hon' that we had few or none fit for service, so 
there is necessity of having them from tho Castle, and ten or twelve mora. 
The Indians Cap' Bourn Enlisted are most of them in the Woods ; fourty 
are with L' Jordan np Saco River, whom I don't expect in this ten daj 
and another party are with Cap* Peuhallow whom I have Directed 
tend the Commissioners Orders, so that I cau't settle them Comp ,a at present, 
according to your Hun™ Orders. 1 have, therefore, eeut Cap 1 Bourn, with 
these Expresses, to wait on your Hon' hearing little of the Enemy and 
making no Discovery of them. I wou'd desire to wait on your Hou' a frw 
days at I3< re I be pat on any further service. 1 6hall tak. 

to leave the Frontiers on their Guard. Tho Commissioners sail'' I 
this place y* SO"* of last Month. 

I am your Hon" most Dutifull serv* 


Mass. Arch. 52: 212,213. 

Falitf July 4*1725. 
May it please your linn' 

As to the Two Deserters, wee have no manner of place at Falls' 
to secure them, so that they will be a great Clog to the service; neither 
have wee a sufficient number of Commission officers to try them, unless wee 
call them oft' from their several posts ami Scouts, so that the service will 
suffer, tho frontiers being so long it is difficult getting them together. 1 
would pray your Honour either to continue them where they are for ika 
present till the Affaires arc in a better posture, or that they be irj 
the Justices of the Assises in tho County where they were token, as is ex- 
plain'd in the Sixtht Article of tho Martial Law. However, I submitt to 
your Hon" pleasure, and am your Hon" most 

Dutifull Humble servant, 

Tho' Wustokook. 
Mass. Arch. 52: 214. 

May it Please your Hoo 1 

The Lieu 1 of tho man of Warr arriv'd here the C* Curr* 
small Sloop they took from thu Indians about Ten days ago, and one 

.] Letter * of Col. Thomas Weslbrook and others. 163 

sk,* whom he rodeem'd from Casteeu, of whom I got the Enclov:! In 
lion. .thcr from Lieu 1 James March. It seems to me as if 

providence of God had scut him at thin Juncture to do us great service, 
esigne this night to folln - & inform bim of the Indian vessel, 

( qoeatu lie bo gone from S' Georges. I hear nothing from 

Gnmu If your Hon* should draw any men from Berwick A Wells. I 
of < it it would be best for the service to Draw the old Soldiers 

let the new men gaurd the Inhabitant*. 

I am your Hon'* moat Dutiful serv' 
Falm" July 7* 1723. Tiio* Wcstbbook. 

Mass- A. 14. 

Hay it Please your Hon' 

I have stopt Sam" Trask for the present, by consent of Lieut* 
Prkhard, for a Pilott. He has on board one M' Bell that is a very good 
FOott. I have talkt with bim. He is wiliiug to serve the Goverm' if he 
can C> ' li <-':i|' 1 Slocom be uoi sail'd it would be for the 

••nice to send him with SI 1 if be be, to send him by tbe Cm; wee 

'try much waul Slocom. 

I am your Hon" most Dutifull sei • 

Falm" July 8* IT Tho* Wksthrook. 

Mass, Arch. 52: £16. 

• See RaoisTKR, xiv., 130, 140, for a copy of • letter (Mass. Arch. 42, 225-9). from Bnron 
'rCasttoe. the younxer, dated at PcnUgowct, 23 Jnlv, 172.5, In which he mention* tho met 

'having redeemed Samuel Trask, "of Salem, near Martnebead, , • " from the Salvages," 


lab Samuel Traak was a STandnon of Captain Willi:inj, of Silrra, where lie wn Iiotti 14 
past, 1671, and died in Bdgeeomb, Maine, in the month of Augaat. 17*'J. ui r 
t -tilSyenr*. Tbe tradiiioa in the featilv i», I ha) M be walked a mile borne and I 

kite day of his death, ate hi* dinner, tat hack, appeared to be falling, nil Koa died." 
■tfe earvived him till the May following, when she died; was buried tu- Utb tf May, 

i appear* that a gam of money hud been voted by the town of Salem for lbs radamptloa 
Mr. T. from the Indian*, bat. on the M , 1720 hli rhi reabonta noi i 

reed, it reunlning uncertain whether he w.™ dead or alive, they rated t" appro 
imue>. ■ nrcbaseofs Id Trask ahoald bs heard i ndln 

lof beJp for bli redemption," ihry would i ootrlbau ton irdi it S t Bi mtll'i An Ii m 
" ©as of M.tine, pi I'rnsk, irrand daughter of Samuel, married the 

uaorl Stwall. she was a grandmother of I' wall, Esq., sotborol lin- above 

Fen's Annahi of H v, id ed., vol. II., pago264, contains In- 

lon concerning the >ald Samuel Trunk. A lac »lmlle signature of Samuel Trask Is 
ng appended to various petitions for land, ate . 

• loth ai I In the Mnaaachnsett* Archive*, a* al«o I I, Jr.. 

Tbonu- •■ If not all of wh^m toil fli lanta. Several 

■f these pettttOBaare priiiud in the Ramanc*. Samuel Tnwk ami Hnim di S:.-» anl, both 

m, were pohti-ihed Nov. 21, 173(1. See Salmi Press Hlslorkal mid Oenralogical 
Berord, vol. I, pe^.- ■,.-.- doubtless Samuel, the " i 

Franklin W". Sherman, Kwj., Town (Turk of Edgeeomb, has sent the following from tbe 

i >«k. Jr.. ton of 8amuel Trask, was born lu Edgewuib, Oet. 24, 1*31. Dorcas 
!»*»» «a» born Oct. 16, 1733. 


Columbus Day. 

S r 


Letter to Gov 1 Wenti 

July 9* 17*5. 

I moot pray yon to excn*e me that I have not of late been 
Punctual in Acknowledging jour Letters w* h I don't use to bee 
bni my time towards the End of the sessions was a Little more I 
tiarily taken up & ha* been Since. I Consulted the Council about 
proposal for the Indiana Coming to Winter Harbor Ac bat they were 

ion it was more honorable to Insist upon their Coming to Bo-: 
have sent orders accordingly to our Commits" & as I bave Little faith 
the Sincerity of the Indians for a Peace, at p'sent, & it seeming by Ms 
Concurring Circumstances that they are taking an opcrtunity to iiirprise 
& that they aim, Cheifly, at amusing ns till they have gott in their Cor 
which we have an Undoubted Account that they havo Planted in Penor. 
New Towne & some say in y* old Towno too. I have ordered about Ti 
Daubed & Twenty Men to March Thither the same Way that Cap' Be 
went the last Year, & if you shall think fitt to send a Company of 
with them it mil Strengthen them & p'haps Make the March M 
ful; dfa I hopa if it shall Please God to succeed us herein the Indians 
then be in earnest for a Peace & Come in wherever you shall think 
Proper. I bave ordor[cd] our Forces to March the 1" of August. Is [ 
Please to keep the affair Moral as Possible you may adjourn the time 
Han hing w" 1 Coll" Westbrook who is under orders to be very secret 
Mass. Arch. 52: 216. 

[To t» ooatiBMd.] 


Communicated by Copt. Cbaules Hbbvet Townshejcd, of Rarnham, New Haren, I 

Tue following paper is a portion of an article which was prepared 

the author, apropos of the approach of Columbus day, and was publis' 

in thu AVw Haven Journal and Courier, of Jan. 29th, 1891, relative 

Columbus and how this country came to be named America instead 

ring a name in honor of the great discoverer. 

Brief mention will be made regarding the original or native name of 
continent which it bore before the Columbian discovery, and point out lit 
by u combination of circumstances, the whole world has beeu led into 
errur that America was named for Vesputius, a Florentine map-maker, rct 
enlightened Europe, on the discoveries of Columbus. 

Am-ar-ca is the native name of the laud which Christopher < 
red in 1498 near the mouth of the Orinoco river ou the north 
of the South American continent, while making his third voyage wesU 
from Spain inquest of a more direct route to India, Cathay and da 
These last named countries having been visited in the thirteenth ceo 
In the noble and illustrious Veuctian voyager, Marco Polo, of which 
ou bis return to his native city, published to the then known world so 
terestiug an account, and concerning which Colonel Yule of the Rot 
Bengal (British) army has also enlightened us in his ( Polo's) letters of 

Columbu* Day. 



>rn travels. The rast extent of those countries, their immense popula- 
tninernl and agricultural productions, unci the unsurpassed magnifl- 
tbe Tartar dynasty and of the Great Khans who at that period 
itic sway of Asia. 

de Humboldt tells os that the first settlement of Spaniards 

land was at a place called Amaraca-panua, and on a map 

: I ho discoveries and explorations of -Columbus on the coast of 

i ad a from the Dragon's Mouth (one of the approaches to the Ray of 

k) between the island of Trinidad and the coast of South America and 

of the Orinoco river appears the nume Maraco-pnnnn. or properly 

>anna. This name Amarca was adopted by the Spaniards for the 

»try, and so laid down on their charts and publications of that date, 

re publicity concerning this native name and by which later the 

reatern continent became known to Europeans by the national 

iU chief nation. 

i name Amarca is in this form : vie., Am-ar-ca. The root-ar is in three 

: ar, primary; er. secondary; aud or, a tertiary state; so that 1 1 1 » - 

Am-ar-ca and America are identical. 

i sacred book of the Peruvians shows that Amarca or America was 
national name of their country. This has been proved by tra- 
ehart makers, who show that early Smith Aulikmiis adopted ;; 
of adding prefixes to the national name in designating the most im- 
-. such as Cundin-Aiuarca, Cay-Amarca, Pult^Amarca, Yan- 
Laoarca. Ang-Amarcaand Vin- Amarca, and their capital was called Amarca; 
to give here in way of an illustration a parallel we will say North 
East Haven. West Haven, etc., etc. 

this time, A. D. l&OO, the name of Amarca was well known in 

and every year new ffnadittOM f»r exploration and trade were 

it. a» history abundantly proves, viz., those of Nino and Piuzun, 

companions of C'oluinlius; Lepe 1501, Guerea 1502, etc, etc. The 

itai of the uew country, Amarca, was burned by the Sjwuiinril Alvardo 

shown the name America to have been of native origin, it tiatu- 
>ws that an explanation should be sought as to why the great error 
it has tak. to explain was made by early historians and 

broadcast to the world; why the nickname Amerigo for Alberticus 
itias, a Florentine naval astrouomer, should have been thus misapplied, 
not eveu a mariner. He was a man of business who, in 
W9, aud the year following the Columbian discovery of the Aiueri- 
" lent, accompanied the Ojeda expedition as a passenger with the 
:t in view to collect materials for his new books and charts, which later 
i market and sale iu the countries of Europe, and as theru were 
Veapucci at this date following the same calling, he was distinguished 
lb* others (who were his relations) ou account of this voyage by thu 
oi the uew country of which he wrote, aud was thus known to 
by it> native name, Amarca. 

the custom at that period to give meu who bad accomplished re- 
dved* an additional cognomen, as iu our day General Gordon. 
rved in China, was named Chinese Qordoo ; General Jackson, Stone- 
Jackson; Dr. Livingston. African Livingston, etc. etc.; so, as Alber- 
Veeputuu had voyaged to the new found laud of Columbus, whose dis- 
of it do one disputed at that period aud of which Columbus had 
charts, Vespucci was given, we are led to suppose from investiga- 

VOL. ILVU. li 


Columbus Dny. 


tinn, the cognomen of "Amerigo" Vespucci. Early in the sixteenth 
turv (A. 1>. 1500) the duke of Lorraine gave to the famous monastery 
St. Dee, where the learned monk, Waltze Muller. was the principal, 
printing press; and the publications of Vespucci regarding the discovery > 
the uevr country beiug at that time new, these monks, wishing to show 
wonders of printing, issued on April 2C, 1507, as their first work, a lit 
book (four pages) aud with it the Vespucci map of the then supposed wort 
with the new country added thereto. 

Lambert says in tracing the new-found-lund they (the monks) wer 
guided by the published letters of Vesputius, and in the preface of the wor 
it was suggested that the western continent he named Amerigo, after 
man who. they added, had discovered it. They did not know that Ve 
putius himself had taken the name Amerigo (Italian) from Am area, 
native uaiuu of the country which he had visited and of which he 

About A. D. 1512, Mullur, finding out his error, issued a new mi 
the new discoveries, and without mentioning his error wrote on it, 
laud with the adjacent isles was found hy Columbus, an officer in comi 
for the king of Castile." Hereafter all the new maps seem to have copU 
this uative name of the new country, Amerigo, but spelling it America, 
the name was generally adopted hy the whole world, and no one seems 
have corrected the wrong impression that had gone out broadcast throng 
the medium of thin, at the lime, Heemingly insignificant fa I 

I will uot repeal tin- voyages of die Northmen to Vineland (New England 
ceuturies before Columbus's voyages, 1492-1502, when he explored tl 
north and west shon-s of tin- Carribean sea, and unknown to hit 
discovered a continent, supposing it, on account of error regarding the lh( 
unknown circumference of the world, to be contiguous to Cathay on 
eastern shores of Asia Minor. Nor will I enlarge at length on tli. 
of the voyage of Columbus and his contemporaries, with which all 
familiar, but will oidy make brief mention of those navigator* and 
exploits, as their names are required to fill up and connect history, and 
they were known factors in stimulating the nations of western Europe 
combined efforts in promoting the development aud settlement of a nei 
discovered continent. 

It has been abundantly proved by Columbus's own letters that he 
from some source, knowledge of lands west of the line of Ptolemy. 
I'nurtiim Meridenale of the nations of the east was drawn through 
most western of the Canary Inlands. Some sailors and geographers, 
ever, used the meridian of the peak of Tenorifle. The Arabians used 
tnoal western cape of Europe kmrnn t.. i lie Atlantic ocean, ; 

tlmt was probably the oriental meridian adopted by Ptolemy, who 

:u bm id red and fifty years l> 1st, and who reduced 

to a regular science. During the dark ages, which followed the fall 
Rome, the arts and sciences were kept by the Arabians and eastern natio 
..! Europe after the return of I'olo ami Maoilerville. 

The voyage of Columbus to Iceland and Greenland, of which I will 
an abstract from his letter, is supported by the account of a dying shipi 
Spanish pilot named Huxola, who had been driven by storms 
western sea in sight of lands, arriving ill at the newly discoi 

isle of Madera, where then dwelt Columbus, giving in return tvr bis 
talitv tin if the voyage which strengthened the faith in the bell 

that it might be reached by sailing west through the trade winds 


Columbus Day. 


Columbus, in this letter on his voyage to Iceland, written fifteen 
before his discovery of America, an abstract of whirl) his son gives, 
"In the year 1477, in February, I navigated 100 leagues beyond 
the southern part of which is 73 degrees distant hevoi.d the equator. 
63 degrees as some pretend, neither situated within the line which i Ti- 
the west of Ptolemy, but is much more westerly." Seneca (CI B 
transported with a rapture, with a poetical fury and divination, sung 
ling of it in his Media: 

In after age the time shall come 
In which the all-devouring foam 
Shall lose Its proper bound and shew 
Ann nent of view; 

>"or froxen Thulc shall wo see, 
The utmost parts of the earth to be. 

But it in folly to think that any one knew of the unknown continent in 
time of Seneca. Histori&mt tell u» that Thule. was the name generally 
ren by the ancients to the must northerly part of Kiirope known to them, 
ling to Pliny, an i.-laml in l lie northern seas. But most H 
j>hers identify Thule wiih Iceland. 
be learned now believe that Columbus actually visited Greenland and 
that be was unaware that it was a part of a uew world, which he afterward 
discovered with so much courage and good fortune; and as we have positive 
evidence from Columbus's own pen of his having voyaged there, it is fair 
presume that at Iceland be first conceived the scheme of not following 
circuitous track of the northerners via Iceland aud Greenland to the 
ithwest, but of sailing directly westward from Spain to Cathay (Japan 
id China) of Marco Polo, who flourished centuries before — A. D. 1250 

Columbus's successful voyage, 1492, was followed by the Cabots. father 
id son, 1457-1498, in the employ of Henry VII. of England, John Ver- 
raxzauiu, a French corsair, in the employ of Francis I., king of France, 
when he coasted from Wilmington. North Carolina, to Nova Scotiu, 

^d took possession of the coast, as James Car tier later in 1531 did in the 
eurh king's name. 

Varrazzano in 1524 anchored his ship on the bays of Norembnga and 

red the eastern part of Long Inland Sound, and gives us. in Ida report 

tha French King, the first description of the island at the east entrance, 

the noble harbor of New London, Narragansett Bay and Sandy Hook. 

Nona.— Henry Stevens, of Vermont, tells us Unit on the third of November. 
T, there was published in Italian at Vlcetua, a most Important collection of 
re» under the title "Countries Newly Discovered and the New World of 
ileus Vespucci," containing accounts of ihe vovugc of Cadainas to Cape 
ITenJ* n.-.i i ntra to Benegal 1483 v«-»co dc Gama IW-1S00, Cahral 
1500-1, Columbus (three voyages) 1483-1498, of Vespucci, four voyage* of 
Cortcreal and others. This book was the next year, 1508. printed In Latin and 
German. Lamhcrt writes .- ■• I cannot account for the fact that his name appears 

•n in history as Alberticus. lie (Vespucci) seems to have adopt 
name Amerigo aud know of the treasures of Condin Amarca. afterwards called 
the <;• , OX Kldorado, by the Spaniards, which the crown had r<- 

to spend millions to And- He kepi the secret, and Spain appointed him plloto 
mayor de la easa de construction— a sort of tlr*t lord of the admiralty. In this 
position It was his duty to make maps and to write the native name on that part 
representing tlu western hcmlsphon 
Those that rlld not know his name was Alberticus and who only heard of him 
I Amerigo- Vespucci, who had travelled to the ncw-fouud-laud which had been 


Descendants of Jonathan Gillet. 


named Amerigo, most have naturally arrived at the conclusion that the cot 
bad received hit name. 

Juan Florcus, or Giovanni, a French corsair, and a Florentine under orders | 
Francis I.. 1524, was sent ont to seek a passage to Cathay, made the coast 
North America, which obatTOClao 1 hi* pasaage westward, and which be < 
and charted an< h aaeeetsV 

In his report to the French king, on his return In 1526, jnst after the battle i 
Far la, which was lost and Francis a prisoner in Spain, and not released 
1536, he gave an acc»imt <<r lii* discoveries, naming more than fifty harbors 
headlands after places In Normandy, and an account if the natives he a»i 
the entranr fork harbor, eastern entrance of Long Island Sound and 

Narragau»ett Kay. having cast anchor in the«e places during the 

ill- ilscovery embraced a coast line firai >>-lppe In 27 degrees nortk 

latitude, shown on a map made by his brother (" son frere et hertier ") to the 
K. de la bnclta in 43 north latitude. 

Harriascs gives us the following translation from Rarousio, TOl. Hi., fo*. 
486, with a map bearing the in- eriptfon LaNoovo Pranela- Tbe discourse is not 
dated ; but Hamii lOOBIn HJI Uiat It was written In the year 1538. 

— " This Coatt xetit discovrrrd 1 ~> psora an l"<rrTitr*a*0 wAo fool 

po»tes9ion of the $q»h in r/i^ MM of King Fr" ; My Lidy the RtgenX. 

That Country is railed French Land by many even by the Pnrtuguea thtmvtc**." 

" The Regent waa Louise de Savoie. the mother of Francis I., and this aeens | 
to account for the Inscription both on the Biaggiolo and Varrasano Mb; 

Lulsa, named for the French kin is an island off tbe south cout 

of New England, and Adrian Block, in 1614, laid it down on his chart, and ill! 
now known as Block Island. 


By the Uto Salmon Comb QiLLarra, of Colchester, Conn. 


By the Rat. Hasur Cuit Axroan, A.M., Pa«or of tbe Old South Church, Sooth 
Weymouth, Maxa. 

I, Jonathan' Gillkt, the progenitor of this branch of tbe family, be* 
lunged, with his brother Nathan, to the company of about one hundred and 
forty Puritans, which was formed in the counties of Devonshire, Dorset* 
shire and Somersetshire, England; sailed, with Rev's John War ham and 
John Maverick as pastors, in the Mary and John, March 20, 1630, and 
arrived off rfutamt, May BOtfa following, settlement being made at Dor- 
ohfliter. He was marie u freeman there May 6, 1635. There was "grauuwd 
to Jonathan Gellet: to fence in hnlfe an acre of ground about bis boot* 
leaving a sufficient highway." Further " .... the foresayd p'tyea do p'tniss 
in fatal all the Cowes from Jonathan GilleU house to Mr. Woolootu . . ."; 
"graunted . . . also to .Jonathan Gillet 4 acres" ("over against fox poynt"): 
umls being from Jonathan Gillets pale &c."; aud "'one [iot] t» 
other side, which was once Jonathan Gilleles." 

With the Dorchester Church and Rev. Mr. Warham, he and Nathan re- 
moved about 1636 to Windsor, Conn., where he "had a lot granted to biltt 
i .('iiteeri rod* wl i ■• " near Mr. Warhams. and across the Poquonuoc road 
from Alexander Alvord of the same company, whose descendant. Henry of 
Bolton in the sixth generation, married Mary W. of Colcliester in the sixth 
generation from Jonathan. He and his wife Mary are included in Matthew 

Descendants of Jonathan Gilht. 


t'» church list, made thirty-seven years after the aettlement, of twenty- 
'members, who were bo in Dorchester ami came up with Mr. U m n :n 
Hill of u»." They were also privileged, having paid »ix > 1 1 i 1 - 
in the long seats iu church. He gave -1^. M. 10 W food in uiii 
by the Indian war at Simabury ami Spi Ingfield, and was one of 
smmittee of distribution. Ho died Aug. 23, ll>77, and his wife Jan. 
Their children were: 

CoxXTt.iv*, 1 horn, as were Jonathan and Mary, before the family 
removal to Windsor; m. Prlsdlla Kclscy ; d. June 26, 17—. leaving 
a large family. 
Joxatiiax. m. 1st. April '-■:;. 1661, M.irv K.-N.r, who il. April 18, 
leTS; m. 2d. Dec- H, 16T6, Miriam nibble, who d. April 18. 1687; 
had eight children. II DdWtB Include Thorna.-, 1 ANI, 4 

Dea. Abel.* Iter. A*hbei,« Hon. Francis.' U. S. Senator from 
Conn actlc ut. and William Hooker,* the author and actor. 
Mart. tu. Peter Bruwn. 

AjDU, i'- l»' ' ■-"■•. 1 689 1 m Oct. 2:», 1668. 8»mnel FUley. 
1 n.rj*K, Itapt. July 25. 1641 ; DO. 1««4. Elizabeth Hawks. 
rt. 8am ukl. b. Jan. 22. 1642. 

ISM ■ m. .1'ily S, 1669, Mary Barker. 
rtlL Abigail, bapt. June 23. 1646; d. 10*8. 

DBOAB, b. Feb IS, l<-»7, m. Oct. 15, 1685, Deborah Bartlett. 
X. JoaiAii, bapt. July 14, 1650. 

Josiah* Gillet (Jonathan 1 ) was born in Windsor, Conn., and was 
baptized July 14, 1650. Ho married. Juno 30, 1676, Joanna 
Taintor, born April, 1657, daughter of Michm-I Taiutor of Bradford, 
Coon. He moved to Colchester in 1702, being ono of the first 
settlers. Ho died Oct. 2D, 173G; and her death was Jan. 2.'>, 1735. 
They bad children : 

I Joiur, 1 b. Nov. 24. 1678: d. Oct. 14, 1742; m. Sarah PeUett, March 

PonfaJ. 4 b. k7«b. 2, 1714. Battled in New 
Haven Co.. Conn; (2) Josiah, b. Dec. 7. 1715; (3) Sarah, b. June 
•. b. June 13. 1719, ri. (Jet. 15, 1742, ft) KHz*. 
beth, h. April 15, 1721 ; [6) Timothy, b. June 27, 1723; (7) Charles, 
b. Aj • Either, b. Nov. 24, 1734. 

II. Joaxxa. b. Oct. 28. 1680; m. Josiah Strong of Windsor, Jan. ',, 
1698, and removed to Colchester in 1708, living near North Pond. 
Children >. Oct. 12 Mm. b. Jan. (?) 17, 

.•trlsft), b. Mav 8, 1703; (4) Elizabeth, b. Oct 21. 
1T08 f, b. Sept. 19, 1707; (6) Josiah, b. Sept. 9, ITOtj 

fttntef. b. Wo*. 19, 1711; (8) Caleb, b. Feb. 20, 1714; (9) 
BacA.i. ■... April 21. 1716; (.10) Dorothy, b. May 25, 1718; (11) 
./o«A»a, b. July 20, 1721 , (12) Irene, b. Oct. SO, 1722; (18) Ataphel. 
■ 1 
BL KiJXABcru. b. Jan. 16. 1682; d. May 10, 1756. 
. rr. Jonathan, b. June 28. 1686. 
v. Mart, h. M:ir . in. Dea. Nathaniel Skinner. 

»L Doboiut, b. April 15. 1689; m. Roberta. 

Samvki.. b. Oct 1. 1690. 
illi. Jomd-ii. b. March 3. 1695. 

lx. Mixdwbxt b 9< b. 4, 1696; m. Clark; d. May 8, 1784. 

1. Aaron, b. March 8. 1699; d. Nov. 30, 1730; ra. Hannah Clark 1726. 
Had children. She m. 2d, 1738, Joseph Chamberlain. 

xL I 5. 1701; waa a merchant; m. Abigail , who d. 

Fab. 6, 1739. Children : (1) Noah,* d. March 2, 1739 ; (2) Abigail, 
bapt. Oct. 15. 1734. 

General Jonathan 1 Gillet (Josiah* Jonatlian 1 ) was born in Wind- 
tor, Conn, Juno 28, 1685, aud died in Colchester, Jan. 3, 1755. He 
XL VII. 15* 


Descendants of Jonathan GilUt. 


married Jan. 3, 1717, Sarah El; of Lyme, who died July 4, Hi 
They bad children: 
I. Saltan.* b. Jan. 1, IT IB; m. Joseph Smith. :■ 14. 

6. II. Jonathan, b. March 28, 1720. 

Hi. Mahy. b. Dec. 13. 1723; ui. Azarlah Slorre of Mansfield. 

6. It. JoeuMf. b. Dec- SO, 1726. 
t. N. in miaii i.. March I, 1718; d. tag. 88, ikii 

In BerolnUonary War-, m. l«t, LydtaOUlet, Sept. IS, 1757, wbol 
An'.'. 16. 1768; 2d, Martha Storrs. Jan. 28. 1761, who d. Juit 
Children : (.1) LpUa,* b. Jal, b. Mai 

25, 1762; (.1) £ot», b. March 21, 1763. d. Oct. 6. 1780; (4) Ail 
b. Aoit.20, 1765, d. Oct. 12. 1780; (3> J/artAa, b. April 12. 17< 

IrtAullfjM. n, Dec. 12 ra.b. Aprilfi. 177S.d.l 

6, 1628; (Hi A'.'m,,-,. b. Jan. 14. 1776, d. March 81, I860; <'•>> H*»' 

b. Jaa.8. 1779; flO) J> , b l.n Dorr. 

vi. Jonah, l>. April 10. 1780; d. April H>. in. I. 

7. vli. Aaron, b. Mnv 28. 1732. 
rii ; .1. Jan. 12, 17M. 

4. Sam del* Gillet ( Joriak,' Jonathan* ) was born Oct. 1 , 1 690, and dw 

Oct. 8, 1771. Ho married 1st, llary Cliappell, Jan. SO, 1718, nt 

died Sept. 17, 1732. He married 2d, Abigail ,in 1733. 


i. SAMtnrx,« b. April 20, 1719. 

U. IaiuBL. b. Feb. 10. 1723; m. May 14, 1747, Marcy Colman. 

dren: (1) /«rael,»b. March 30, 1748; (2) Ly.i 13. I 

(3) Sybil, b Oct. 4 l vi ; (4) Otiat, b. March 4. 1788 ; (5> .Wu 
b. Oct. 14, 1758; (6) CAortsf, b. Aug- 8, 1761 ; (7) Amur 
5. 1764: l6)Capt. An$on. 

ill. Adonijah. b. May 30, 1724; killed by Indians on expedition 
Crown Point in 1746. 

It. Elifualbt. b. Not. 1, 1726; d. Aug. 22, 1728. 

t. Mauy. b. April 11, 1729. 

tI. Ruth. b. Dec. 17, 1731 ; m. April 4. 1751. John HinckleT. 

yU. BUFSal i r, b. Iprt] 88, i: H . & May 2, 1790; m. March K 
l.Mlia l'lnneo. dan. of James Plnneo, b. Jan. 30, 1740, and d. 
10,180*. I' ii , l/.iry.»l>. M.iv !7 1761, d. Sept. 17. 1 
(2) (Uilrb, b. Nov. ) \|.rii 14, 1880, Do. I "ivil Iluntln, 

Oct. 30. 1780, whod. Jan. 20. 1841. Their children : fl) Eliplial 
b. Oct. 11. 1781; (2) Dr. Alfred, b. May 1, ii and d. 

Steuben, N. Y.; (3) Laura, b. June 28, 1795; (4) Henry, b. 
10, 1797; (5) Caleb fl., b. March 7, 1800; (6) Dr. Orlm. 

26. 1602, d. January, 1884: (7) Dlrius Eliza, b. April 30. 1 
(8) Solomon '['.. b. Juno 23. 1807. d. Jan. 20, 1868, m. Louise 
Blssell, Oct. 18, 1832; they bad two child >f whom. A 
BIbmU, was b. Sept. ;. 1884, and d. Sept. 2i>. I860, and the o 
Louise, waa b. Dec. 28, 1886. and m. P. R. Strong, May SO, 

SI Joyce, b. Oct. '.t. 1 76+, m. Nov. 6, 1793. John Lewi* 
ii'lnu; (4) Deti. Samuel, b. Nov. 18, 1766, d. June 1, I 

<r , who d. Aug. 3, 1844: (5j I 

N..v. 19, 1768; («) l.ydia. b. Nov. 18, I770 : (7; Luna, b. Oct 

1772; (8) AMn. b. June 28, 1774, DQ. Eltbei , who d. Oct 

1822; (9) BkU*v, I). June 11, 1780, d. Nov. SO. 1H07. 
Till. JKnrsiiA. b. Oct. 20. 1786 ; m. Amos BUI, Feb. 3, 1767. 
lx. Caleb, b. Sept. 3, 1789. 

5. Jonathan* Gillet (Jonathan? Josiah,* Jonathan 1 ) was born Ml 

22, 1720. ami married Fhccbe Marvin, granddaughter of •' Li 
Captain," Keinold Marvin. Children : 

I. Sarah. » b. Oct. 24, 1743; m. Ezra Hall of Lyme in 1769. Their i 

. « m. Ely* Oillett (see 9). 

II. Reynold, b. April 23, 1750. 

III. Majitlv, b. July 19, 1752. 

Descendant* of Jonathan GUUl. 


It. Jo>'*Tn*jf, b. D«c. 16, 1753; m. Zllpha Pratt of Colchester, March 

t. JoM.rit. b. N'ov. 5. 1756: m. Mary Miner In Lyme, March 2, 1780. 

Children: (1) Daniel,' b. Feb. 20, 1783; (2) Phabt, b. Oct 16. 

h. Doc. 31. 1787; U) Jfehilalle, b, for. 7. 1789; 

Si Joieph. b. April 5, ITMl (6) ,/oAa AT, b. May 14. 1797. d. 
[878, in. Phoebe* OUlel (ee« 'J. U-). whoi abowfe 1866; 
the< litre, • >hio ; (7) A'oah H.. b. Jau. 29. 1800, 

d. Jan. 21, 1869: (8) Benjamin F.. b. Sept. 24, 1808. 
Tl. Daniel, b. Nor. 1, 1768. 
▼it 1 March 29, 17G0. 

Etta, b. June 21, i: 
ix. Jons, h. . U6. 

x. • K, I'- Oct- 23, 1709. 

Jossm* Gillct (Jonathan,' Joiiah? Jonathan 1 ) was born Doc 30, 

112b. ami married Abigail Kellogg, Doc 8, 1767. Childn Hi 
L Jossra.* b. An ■ . d. April 29, 1888; m. Juno 10, 1783. Sarah 

•n, who was b. 170.3, and d. Feb. 25. 1850. Their 
chi Theodosia,' b. Dec. 5. 1784, m. 1816. Levi Marks; 

pk, b. April 17, 1789, m. 
Ma (Belinda? > Berry; (4) Sarah, b. April 8, 1792, m. 
-es White; (5) Asa, b. Dec. 5. 17'.»3. m. 1815, Llda Berry; 
Km b. \ Iff 22. 1796, m. Int. 1863. John Butphori. 2d, 
Kncisn A Aoroa, b, Aug, 8. 1800. m. Betsey Harford; 

(8) Utrrr'j, It. Dec 27, 1803, d. Oct. 13 I, in- March 2<l, 1839, 
ice Gardner: tlu-lr children! (11 Sarah,' b. April 22, 1-10, (2) 
.v 22, i-ii (8) Jernafca H„ b. May 81, 1*45. (4) 
EluaiM-th C h. April 27, 1848; (9) Eera S., b. Jan. 27, 18n 
Maodaua Smith. 
in, b. Dee 

i aileC of Lyme. 
Vprll 12. 1764. 
iob, b. Jan. 24. 17«1<J; m. Onrdon Clark. 

ihan, b. March 21, 1768; d. May 22. 1890; m. 1st. April 

1800. Betsey Rogers, wlm d. March 12, 1810; m. 2d. Feb. 12, 

MarrTn. Children: I) Boom* b. Peb 18, 1801; 

i. March 11, 1800; (Ji Ahigati B., d. Jan. 15. 1809; 

1811; (6; IieUty, b. April 10, 1813; (0) 


Til. Eirt.i, I) 8 I Sept.. 18, 

Till. Annik. b. \ it. IS 1770; in. May 17. 1796, Boot 

be Km. b Dec. 11 I 

». l>. March 18, 1775. 

xL Ruin, b. June ». 1777; m. Sarah Forsaith. Children: (I) Capt. 

t*OM> 'm li.. (3) Lurv, (4) Julia, (6) I 

jdL 8am> d. tug 9 1M"; in. Oct. 9, 1813, Nabby 

Lor •: :'.dren: (1) Elttabtth;* (2) Samuel S.. b. Dec. 

81. 1815; 181 ,4*1 E., b. Ang. 5. 1817; (4) .A.wpA L., b. June 27, 
18i fancy M. ; («) iVaii«» /;. 

7. Aahox* (Jonathan,' Jotiah? Jonathan 1 ) was born May 23, 
died • f line 14, 178G. He •erred in the Revolutionary 
War. He married, March 31, 1737, Anna Pratt, who died Jan. 2'J, 
1827. Children: 

Aaron, » b. Jan. 2. 1758: <1. Ang. 17. 1758. 

b. Mat 9, 1759; d. Aprif5, !77«J; in. Noah Skinner. 
Joa*xa, b. Ma> 1?. 1 7-1 ; d. April 24, 1765. 
Maht. b. Marcli B0, I 

I. 1H14; wife d. 1814. One. son: Ely A.' 
Mack, adopted by hi* uncle. Joalah Mack, whose name he took; 
had son: Rev. Jos-lah A.' Mack, who had uuu, Rev. Charles A.* 
Mack, and other children. 


Descendants of Jonathan Gillet. 


9. ft Elt. b. May 14. 1767. 

Til. b. tog. 81, 1769; d. Ang. 11, 1811; m. BeUey Dixon, who 

d. Oct. 2. 1805. CUWrw ; (1J Betset* d. Oct. 20. 1971. Intestate. 

and property divided among numerous heirs; (2) Wealthy, d. 

•i; (ft) Russell, d. June 18, 18(5; no one of the three left 


Till. Hannau. b. April 20. 1771 ; d. March 23. 1773. 

10. Ix. Solomon, ti. log, 10. 1773. 

x. Mr.«.:T, b. K<»>. 13. 1777: il. Sept. IS. 1840; m. Abncr Clapp. Chil- 
dren: (I) Ralph,* d. Aug. 11, 1865. bad 8 children; (2) Emil s , d. 
Nov. 1), 1834, m. A. M. Rogers, had 5 children; (3) Martin <?.. d. 
1884 (see 10. il.); (4) El<j H., bad 3 children; (5) Arnold, d. 
September, 1836, had 9 children; (6) JtnnetU, d. Jane, 1849, had 
2 dauKhU-rs. 

xi. Anna. b. April 5. 1781 1 d. June 14. 1872; m. 1st, Andrew Carrier; 
2d, Klljah Gfflett, Children by first husband: (1) Phebe A.* b. 
March 15, 1910, m. L. Iloldrldge; (2) Andrar /:.. h. .Inly 2. 1816; 
(3) Erastus; (4) Klerla, b. May 2, 1818, m. Austin Haling; (5) 
Mary, b. Mny 20. 1820; (6) Jfcrcy, b. June 36, 1828. 

8. Mart* Gillet (Aarvn,* Jonathan* Josiah* Jonathan 1 ') was bora 

March 30, 1763; married let, E. Porter, aud 'id, Josiah Mack. By 

first husbaud there were children : 
1. Polly' I'onrER, m. P. Buell. and had 6 children. 
li. 8ally* Portkh, m. Strong, and had 4 children. 

11. III. Anna* Portkh, b. July 13, 1787. 

9. Elk* Gillet (Aaron* JonaJian* Josiah' Jonathan') was born Mat 

14. 1767, and died Dec. II, 184G. Ho married, April 8, 171*0, 
Phebe Hall (see 5, i.), born April 24, 1773; died March 24, 1869. 

12. 1. Ely Hall,' b. Oct. 6. 1794. 

li. Phkiik, b. March 17. 1796; d. Aug. 13, 1952; m. John M. Glllett (set 
5, t. 6), who d. December. IS7S. Children: (1) Phebe L.S <2) 
Ismra A., (3) Lotrthi. (4) -V-iry Jf.. (5) Joseph E. 

111. Sakaii Ann. b, Julv 7, 1809; d. April 18, 1863; m. March 15, 1830, 
Alfred II. Othj, who was b. Oct. 8, 1812, and d. Sept. 20. 
Children: (I) Albert L.,' b. May 21, 1831. m. 1st, May 21, l^5S, 
Ellon Butler, l>. Aog. 10, 1S73, 2d, Jan. 10, 1875, Mrs. Josephine 
Perry ; (2) SaraA Ingtllne. b. May 23, 1833. m. July 29. 1858. A. B. 
Fowler, li. June lj, 1884; (3) John L., b. Jan. 81, 1888. d. Oct. 29, 
1837 : (4) John E., b. Not. 11, 1837, d. Sept. 19, 1841 ; (6) Pranets, 
b. Not. 24, 1839. d. Aug. 14, 1885; (8) Lieut. 
(•• Frank G."), b. July II, 1842, d. Aug. 10. 1678, m. April 16, 
Marv E. Hall; children: (I) William H..» b. Oct. 6, 180- 
P. BurtoD, b. Sept. 9, 1870, (3) Ida F., b. Nov. 4. 1874. & Jan. 8, 
1876; (7) M. Ellen, b. Dec. 11, 1844, m. July 1, 1863, Sheldon H. 
Brooks: children: (1) Arthur A..' b. June 10, 1866. m. Jnne 10, 
1891.LettioI. Hskcr, (2) Charles B.,b. Aug. 24, 1868,(3* 
b. HOT. 18, 1870, d. April IC. 1878, (4) Otis S.. I.. 0*1 6. 1872. d. 
April 12, 1873, (5) ltuln A., b. Juno 14. 1874. (6) Alice M.. b. Jan. 
1H, 1877, (7) Esther L., b. March 28, 1880, (8) James G.. b. April 
29, 1881, (9) Jessie M., b. Sept. 17. 1884, (10) Mary E.. b- March 
13, 1889. 

10. Solomon* Gillkt (Aaron* Jonathan,' Josiah,' Jonathan') was born 
Ang. 10, 1773, and died March 7, 1856. Ho married Martha 
Doolittle, who died May 3, 1871. Children: 

L Solomon L.,« b. Sept. 20. 1803; m. July 24. 1326. Mary J. Wstroaa. 

Children: (1) Daniel \f.J b. Juue 20. 182'J, m. T. Augusta Brown; 

(2) Charles L., b. Jane 28, 1831. d. May 15, 1842. 
IL Mary Ann, b. April 3, 1807; d. July 22, 1884; in. Martin G. Qlapp 

(see 7, x. 8.), who d. Nov. 7, 1884. Children : (1) Harriet E., 1 b. 

Descendants of Jonathan GUUl. 






Aug. 23, 1832, rn. !'. r.mllnu- Hyde; children : (1) Francis R.,« (2) 
Mary K . (ft) Charles L.; (2) CAarfcs JT.. b. July 5, Utfl, m. and 

Jon. D.. b. Aug. 27, 1W»; m. lit, I. my J. Patten; 2d. Catherine 

riiililreo by first wife: (1) Franc* i,' iu. David B. Wlnton, 

and has 6 children; (2) Emma; (3) Charlts IF., m. and has 2 


M*Krn* M., b. May 86, 1813; m. John Loorals. Children: <1) 

Emma, 1 m. Edward Morgan, d. from burns, and left. 1 son; (8) 

Frank, m. and baa children. 

IlCHax. b. Aug. 18, 1814; d. Jul* 10. 10ft?; m. left, March 18. 1845, 

Klhtabeth Clark, d i 2d, May 24, 1800, Martha Storrs. 

iJrcn: (I) Solomon L.J b Dn. 26, IS44>| fj) .Vur* />., b. 

- 30. 1862: (3) Elizabeth 8., b. April 2a. 1hi;i . m .inm- 12, 

18*' . (4) Harriet St., b. Dec. 18, 1862; (5) 

JV-iry £.. b. July 21, 1804, iu. Sept. C», 1800, Rev. Curtis M. Geer; 

1 child : Dorothy.* b. June 17. 1891 : (6) Anna C. »- Jul] BO, 1866, 

m. Bept. 10. 1HM. Harris U. Hrainard; (7) Ctftcin #., 1>. Dec. 14, 

"»; 18) Bobert H., b. July 24, 1873. 

Aaron G.. b. Jan. 6, 1817; m. Hannah Baldwin. Children: (1) 

M«Uit Jf.. T (2) Marg II 
CmsKtM K., 1>. Oct. 28, 1888. 

Ask a* Porter (Mary* GiUtU, Aaron,* Jonathan,* Josiah* Jonathan 1 ) 
was born July 13, 1787, and died March 19, 1828. She was married 
Sept. IS, IBD6, to Hon. Peyton Bandolpb Gilbert of Gi lead, who 
was born Bept. 12, 1784, ami died Sept. 5, 1857. Hi represented 
Hebron iu the legislature of 1827, and was a State Senator in 1830 
and 1837. Chil.h 

tnoLPH' Gilbert, b. Feb. 10, 1808. 
\u Cuampion' Gilbert, b Feb 26, 1810. 
I. ilBliK-l .\SV <ill.lti:i:i, v >. Aug. 24, 1812. 

hr. AflOT Maria' Go -•» 21. 1M4 ; d. April 7, 1832. 

t. CiiARUw Augustus' iriuiKKT, b. March 27, 1817- 

tL RaUII POSTER' (.liJJKKT. b. Aug. 30. 1819. 

tH Sam inoWTUS' GlLBttT, b. Dec. 9. 1821. 

*U1. Sarah Tsejuksa' Gii.kkkt, b. July 21, 1H26; d. March 27, 1846- 

Elt Hall*Gillett (-£fy.* Aaron,* Jonathan, 3 Josiah, 1 Jonathan') 
was born Oct, 6, 1791. and died Dec. 23, 18C3. He married. Sept, 
. Mary Williama (Frederic W.,* Ebeoezer/ Park. 1 Dea. 
Samu- ).'- Robert, 1 who was tbe progenitor of the Williams line, and 
a prominent citizen of Roxbury, Mass., whither he came about 1638, 
prub»i.'iy fri.iuj Norwich, Eug.), wbo was born Dec. 28, 1788, and 
died Not. 10, 1864. They resided in Colchester, where their chil- 
dren were born : 

v. nxiaM Kr.v. : b. J«M 21, LB2SL 
. H. F.ziu Hall. b. July 15. 1823. 
. Ul. Mart Wiijjamk. b, Dec 34. 1824. 
IV. Emma Lotmu, h. May 9, 1826; d. April 29, 1856; m. Aug. 10. 1852. 
Stephen II. Matthews (see 24) . One child : (Jhorle* U .,» b. Feb- 2, 
1855. d. Sept. 25. 1855. 
John b Oct 4. 1828. 

U Si -►. ii Jnne 12, 1830. 

Til. Ja-M«. b. June 19. laW. 

Be*. Edwtx RAtfiKir.rii' Gilbert (Anna* Porter, Marif Gillttt, 
Aaron* Jonathan? Josiah* Jonathan*) was born Feb. 10, 1808, and 
died April 17, 1875. He was pastor of the Congregational Church 
of Wallingford. Conn., for forty-one years. He married 1st, May 7, 
1833, Aun S. Langdon, who was born May 3, 1809, and died Feb. 


Descendants of Jonathan Gillet. 



13, 1841 : 2.1. July 26, 1842, Dorcas S. Mutton; 3d, Sept- ., 
Ann C. Haldwin, who was born April 1, 1815, and died Auj 
1864; 4th, Nov. 16, 1865, Mary II. Carringlon, who was 

April 2G. 1826. Children: 

L Rki-bkn- R.,» b. Not. 19. 1884; d. June 9. 1836. 

II. Ciiarle* -36 ; ra. May 16, 1866. Virginia Ewing I 

idren : (1) Albert »»*..« b. Not. 3. 1667 ; (3) Sdwtn R. ; i3) , 

III. Georub L.. b. Oct. 9, 183* ; d. Feb. 3, 1839. 
It. . , b. Dm. l.i, 1844; .\ V ,-U IT, 1860. 

r. Samuel V., b. June 18, 1848; in. June 15, 1875. Ellen Peck. 

14. Jokiaii CiiAMno.v Gilbkrt (Anna* Porter, Jfary* Giliett, A\ 

Jonathan* Jonah* Jonathan 1 ) was born Feb. 26, 1810. and die< 
26, 1889. He represented Hebron in the legislature* of 184 
1855; served as clerk of Gilead Congregatioual Church from 
7. 1856, till his death, as treasurer of the Society for twenty-six ; 
and deacon of the Church for twenty-three years. He marrie* 
March 13, 1832, Louisa M. Alvord, daughter of Saul 
of Bolton, who was born Aug. 31. 18o~9, and died Nor. 16, 
2d. Sept. 16, 1848. Sarah S. Post, born April 20, 1821, d. Set 
1886. Children: 

I. JIi-miv i &UCHOY,* b. Juno 27. 1839; d. Oct. 4, 1842. 

II. 8aiiaii Louisa, b. Doc. 14, 1832; d. May 29. 1856. 
HI. Annum IUndolpii, b. Oct. 1, 1867; d. Feb. 8, 1878. 

15. Melissa A»m t Gilbert (Annefi Porter, Martf Giliett, At 

Jonathun* Jotiah* Jonathan 1 ) was born Aug. 24, 1812, ani 
married Muy 21, 1835, to John Meigs Hall; resided in Hai 
Conn. Children : 

I. AHuy ML,* Hall. b. Mav 13, 1836; d. Jan. 8. 1679. 

II. M*nv E.' IIaix. b. May 11, 1888; m. July 18. 1861, L. Ward i 

Children: (1) ElUnhtlh* Clark, b. April 4, 1804; (2) Ma\ 
Clark, b. May 11, 1879. 

III. Ki.ikn T.' Mm. i., I». Mat \K lstt); m. Oct. 12, 1864, Oharl 

Tuller. Children: (1) Edith II* TxtlUr, b. Aug. 1-. 14C5, d 
11. 1878; (2) MorshallJ.* Tuller, b. Oct 1, I8«7j (8) R*l\ 
Tuller, b. Aug. 21, 186'J; (4) Mabel C* TulUr, b. April 4, 1 

ObaBLU Air.usru.s' (Anna 9 Porter, Martf Gillett, A< 
Jonathan,' Joriah,* Jonathan 1 ) was born March 27, ] «17, anddie 
80j 1867. He married, June 21, 1842. Mary J. Manson, win 
born Jan. 22, 1824, aud died Nov. 28, 1868. He resided 



i. Charles M..* b. Oct. 10, 1843. 

11. Ella J., b. Sept. 15, 1846; d. Sept. 26, 1884; m. October, 

JuUMC. V.-rl.d-iT. 
IU. Louisa H., b. May 19, 1849 ; d. May 20. 1868. 
It. Amu 0.. h. Aug. VJ, 1851 ; d. June 13, 1881 ; m. Jan. 22, 1080, , 

C. Verhoeff. 
T. William A., b. Jan. 19, 1654. 

17. Hon. Rali>ii Porter 1 Gilbert (Anna' Porter, Martf GiUett, A 
Jonathan,* Josiult* Jonathan 1 ) was born Aug. 30, 1819, and died 
16, 1801; was S. S. superintendent for about thirty years i 
chosen deacon in 1887; represented Hebron in Connecticut J 
lature in 1880; and was a member of the Senate in 1882 and 
Ho m.uri.'il. Brat. II, 1842, Mary Lauretta Hutchinson, wh< 
boru Sept. 23, 1819, aud died Dec. 18, 1861. Children: 

Descendant* of Jonathan Gillet. 


l. ftnu l.wMmy* \>- May II, 1844; m. Jim. IS. 1886. Emerson W. 

Moore of Taleottville, Conn. 
V. Johx, b. June 13. 1«4S>; m. Aug. .10, 187f,. Mary Cordelia 

Davis, b. June 21. 1832. Children : (1) i?af;-ft Daffa, 1 b. Juno 10, 

1878; (2) Albert Champion, b. Feb. lfi, 1881 ; (3) Myron Randolph, 

b. Sept. 25. 1884. 

Samcel EfapiikoditiV Gilbert (Anna 9 Porter, Mary* Gillett, 
Aaron* Jonathan* Joixah* Jonathan 1 ) was born Dec. 9, 1821 ; mar- 
ried 1st, Cordelia F. Manaon, who was born June 3. 1822, and 
die.1 . Dec. 7, 1852, Mary J. M acker, who wu 

born Feb. 2, 1831. Child. 

i Frank M..» b. Job I, 1*47; m. Oct. 20. 1880. Anna Hudspeth. A 

child: Frank J/..' b. May 29, 1882. 

U TUvn. M . b. April 5. 1834 ; m. Jan. 29, 1878. Emma Hcaly. b. Aug. 
1837. Children: (1) Samuel J?.. 1 b. Feb. 8. 1879; (I) 
Sonull H*. b. Oct 11. 1880; (8) DavtdH., b. May 29, 1888; (4) 
Jfery ir., b. July 1>", 1S87. 

Hi. Ida A., b. April 17. 18*6; m. Feb. 8, 1880, Stephen R. Ward. Chil- 
dren: (1) Ida.' h. Aug. 1. 1M], d. Jan. 15. LSI BUM M., b. 
Aprils, 1883; (3) Oeorg* O., b. Dec. 1, 1884; (4) Harold, b. Mar 
15. 1887. 

William Elt t Gillette {Ely E* Ely* Aaron, 4 Jonathan,' Joti ah * 
Jonathan') was born June 21, 1822. He married in Colchester, 
Mar 9, 1848, Bethiah Backus, who was born in Lebanon, April 12, 
182*9. Children, born'in Bolton: 

hun ilau..' t>. .lnlv 6, 1840; lived eighteen hours. 
U. J< .-(xii b. Oct. 16, 1851; I. at New Uaran, June 19, 1890; m. at 
a.m. May 2, 1888, Irene Manwarimj, b. June 23. 1868. One 
child : Jonliih AuouUu*,' b. Oct. 16, IW9. 
111. Luxik. b. Oct. 6, 1854; d. at TalcotLvillr. from effect of carriage 

accident. Mar 18, 1877. 
Ir. Mart. b. Dec 80, 1858. 

Prof. Ezra Ball 1 Gillett (Ely If.* Ely.* Aaron,* Jonathan* 

Jatiah* Jonathan^) was born July 15, 1823. 'and died Sept. 2, 1875. 

Graduated at Yah 1841 and Union Seminary 1844; pastor 

m. N. Y.. 1845-1870; D.D. Hamilton College 1864; Pro- 

Prof Politic*] Economy and Ethics, University of City of New 
I 1870 l$75| a voluminous writer and author. He married 
DcL Maria II. Ripley, who died March 28, 1853; 2d, 

Mary J. Kendall, who died Sept 10, 1881. Children: 
teaXLSs Bnir, 1 b. Sav. 29. 1855; University of JTew York li-7t. 
n.Inary 1880. of which Institution the librarian 1883—; 
onlaimtl by Prrubvtcrr ..f New York 1386; DO. April 28, 1881, Kate 
I -. : (1) Carrie Richardron* b. March 9. 1888, d. 

An.- ra Kendall, b. Sept. 24. 1684] (8) Mary 

Marshall, b. Xov. 2. 1689; arte* Robert, b. Jane IT, 1801; 

Dec 16, 1892. 
KaVDALL, b. May 16. I860; University of City of Now 
t 1880, of which iii -illation Professor of French and Spanish 
Auck Williams, b. Jane 7, 1871 ; d. Nor. IS, 1871. 


SIabt Williams' Gili.ktt {Ely If.,* Ely,* Aaron.* Jonathan,' Jonah,* 
Jonathan 1 ) was bom Dec. 24, 1824. anil died in Hartford, .Sept. 3. 
1888. She was married May 12, 1846, in Colchester, to Hon. Henry of Bolton, who was bora Fob. 8, 181 9, and died May 1. 1877} 
he wu a member of the Connecticut Senate in 18(51. Children: 


Descendant* of Jonathan Gillet. 


U Locisa* Alvoud. b. Julj 28. 1847; m. Sept. 15. 1870. Arthur 

Carpenter, b. March 15. 1847, and d. Not. 10. 1888. CUldnat 
(1J Maty L.' Carpt< \<U9. 1878; (8) iT<MAer<n« E.* 

pt-m if, 1974, <l <><*. 88, 1888; (8) H'<«l/rrd O* 

ptnter. b Feb. 10, 1876; (4) £uraA £" * Carpenter, b. May IS. 18 
d. Oct. It, B) //'>iry V r, b. Dec. ir. 

Ctam^oa G.» Carpmtrr. b. March 25. 1881, d. Not. 8. 1888; "" 
Arthur B.' Carpenter, b. Jan. 8, 1888; (8) John AS Co 
b. Nov. 16. 1886. d. Nov. 9. 1888. 

11. JonN BCBLL* Alvord, b. April 8, 1849 ; d. July 81. 1857. 

Ill Mart J :■ b !'.• . B, 1830 Ob xlln Co ■ • re 18T5; m. i 

81. 1878. Dr.Byrou B. Loujjbead. b. Jan. 29. 1847; OberllnT 

: M.D. Weston uatrtntt] 'Jhtldren: (1 

Charles F.S b. Oct. 12, 1880; (2; Af rry A., h. Doc 18. 1888. 

IT. Tbtmk Uikll* Alvord, b. Oct. 19, 1851; m. Oct. 81, 1878, E- Ho 
tlo Talcolt, b. Sept. 13, 1847. 

T. Hkmiy Clat* Ar.voun. b. April SO. 1864 ; University of City of ; 
V. irk 1876; Hartford 1 unary 1H79 ; pastor. Mont 

Mass.. 1879-1886, South Weymouth, Mass.. 1686- ; ni. 0" 

C Blasell.b. March 18, 1S54. Children: ft) Henry B* 
March 84, 1885; (2) Buth O., b. Jan. 6, 1889; (3) Bobert IF., 
24. 1892. 

vt. Ejima Gillbttk* Altord, b. 2 '■:■, m. Dec. 13, 1882. Clark! 

li.-Ardidee, b. Coventry, N. Y.,Feb I 1880; Amherst Colli 
Hartford Seminary I9T9, aud irmtruclor In Hebrew; pastor. 
Mars, la., Prescott. Ariz., and West Sjirinufleld. Mai 
elate Professor. Hartford Seminary. 1886-92, an<l Professor ' 
Children: (1) Ba^mond A* Beardslre, b. Sept. 21. 1888; 
Claude OS Beardtlee, b. June 28, 1888; (8) Zywfoi. 
b. Sept. 80, 1889; (4) Buth* Beardilee, b. March 6. 1881. 

Til. CAnnis. b. July 27. I860; d. Aug. 18, 1888. 

rill. Chaici-k-s Hi-brill, b. Nor. 23, 1861; in. Oct. 1, 1891. Clara 

22. Hon. John- Elbert* Gillette (/S/y H.* Ely* Aaron* Jo 

Jotiah* Jonathan 1 ) was born Oct. 4. 1828. He married, June 1$ 
1654, Sarah Amanda WeatnVld. Ho was. a member of the N« 
York Assembly 1880-1. Children: 

I. Fa.vny Wr.« T riKLP.« b. April 3. 1865; d. Feb. 21, 1856. 

II. John Westi?km>, b. March 9, 1680; m. Oct. 31, 1888, Grace Fide 

( i.ii.lnn flj ri.len Field,' b. Dec. 19, 1889; (2) Jo, 
\\r,!. ;.->,!, u. Ansr. tf, 1898. 

III. Obi June 81, 1865; d. Sept. 23. 1888. 
Iv. II8IIIIII Bttmtat, b. Sept. 18, 1«73; d. Aug. 13, l*7t. 

28. Salmok Cone 1 Gillette {Ely II* Ekj* Aaron* Jonathan? Jotiah,* 
Jonathan 1 ) was boru iu Colchester, Juue 12, 1830, and died 
June 5, 18 JO. He was president of the Colchester Savings 
He took great interest iu genealogical researches; this uollc 
of family records originating with him. He married 1st, Nov. H 
1852, Adelaide Huntington, who died Nov. 19, 1868; 2d, March 
1870, Mary Willard of Wilton. Children : 
L Walter H..» b. Not. 18. 1865; m. June 1. 1886. Julia E. Wl 

.In n: ( I i itumrr U'-,M). April 4, LBST.d. Aug. 16, ls!>7; (241) 
Sarah E. and Afury A., b. Dec. 27, 1887. 
II. HF.I.KX C, b. March 7, I860. 

24. Jane' Guiktti ( Ely //..* Ely* Aaron,* Jonathan* Jotiah* Jo 

Was bom .lime 19, 1834. She married 1st, Stephen H. Matlbt 
May 9, I860, who was born Jan. 18, 1822, and died May 14. 
2d. April 13, 1880, Darius M. Liutley, who waa born Juiy 21, l&M 

B . ] Abdracts of Wills of the Mather Family. 



■ Gnj- E ' HK * Matthews, b. Sept. 25, 18(52; m. Juno 28. 1890, 

HortUM If. Ljron, b. Ifaj *, 186 L Om child: BMfrfM Lytm.'b. 

Dec. 80, l 
Mart Loi nrws, b. Aog. 4ts, L864; at Mount Hniyoke 

Seminar-, : teacher, KUV. I 1886-6; mUsiuiiary, 

A .B.CF.M. at Mon [aria, 1888. 

FIi>r.ijtY Poktek* Matthks. t. 6, 1868. 

Anna Wn.TJtMM* Matthews, b. Aug. 20, 1874. 

CHESTEB KliOM 1573 TO 1650. 

By J. Pail Rtlawm, Esq., F.S.A., of Birkenhead, England. 
[Continued from page 48.] 

flJWJW Mather, of Radclife, 1609. 

y. 1606 [or possibly 1608]. "In the nam© of God, Amen. I.Hamlet 

: BaaoliAa being sicke & weake in bodiu but 

Stated be God of bowle & souudc tnytido & always consideringe the un- 

tine houre of death do make this my laste Will & Testam* one* 

f-Jlowing. Firstly and before all other [hinges 1 doe leave my 

into the handes of Almighty God my maker, ami my bndie to be 

ned in the Pariah Church of KaddihY and as for the goodea and cnttels, 

itch God hath seen fit to lende onto me, I do dispose of them as hero 

loweth." Divide* goods in two equal part*, one he reserves to himself and 

other part he leaves between his 3 "sonnea, Richard, Henry and James 

•■ H.n.-rm" he leaves his "land at Radd iff Bridge." Small 

to "my serrante mayde Anne Mather," my servanle man W™ 

agton " and " my danghter-in-law Katharine Mather wife of Henry 

my son." Mentiona " Richard Mather whiche I am unkell unto." 

Executors, his 3 sons Richard, Henry & James. 

racers, " Bartholomew Fletcher &, Randall Mather." 
Dettea which I doe owe. 
aha] Imprimis: T* S' Richard A she ton knighte xx u . 

Witnc««c«. Hugh Alienee darke. John Whorrockes [Horroeks.J 
h Seddon Ben' Samuel 1 Mather with others. 

1'i-ttes owcinge onto me Hamlet Mather. 
tta Mather, Henerie Mather, Richard Mather [probably his 3 
trpplews, Grace Dygby for Dygly] my sister, Hamlet 
ady fourth. Prantia Sharpplews, Hugh Mather. 

-.•<l by Barthofrl Ffletcher, Henry Walker. James Diggel 
thr parish of Prestwich & Huyh Seddoo of the parish of Y* Deane.— 6 

ma totalis 397". <*•. 8*. 
Proved 15 May 1609. 

Symvnd Mather, ofLowloti, 1G09, 
ie name of God Ameu the xxiij" 1 day of November in the yeare of 
Lord God 1609, and in the yeare of the raigne of James Kinge of Eng- 
ihe aeaventb & of Scotland the xliij"' I Sxmond Math en of Lowton 

TO J- XL VII. 16 


Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. [April, 

in the p'rishe of Wiawick yeoman whole of mynd and aicke of body 
(thanked bee God) doe make my last will & Testament in maun' & forme 
followinge, — ffirst I bequeath my Roule to almightie God my redeemer & 
maker & my body to bee buried in the p'rishe Churcbe ot Winwicke or 
Cburch yard in my buriall place. — ffirBt I dispose of my wourldly goodt 
w* h I am possessed of in this manii' followiug. — ffirst I give to the free 
schoole of Winwick xx" v/' h said some of money to be put unto the band* 
of the right worshiple Sr Peter Legh. Knight & to his heir** to see that 
the vse of it bee payde to the free sohoole of Winwicke for ever & if he« 
will not, then to returne unto my executor agnine Ittn I give ten pounds 
unto Burtonwood Chappell to bee put unto the hands of Edmund Taylier 
& the ou'seers of the said Chappell & shall bynd themselves & tbeire heirei 
executors, admirators & assignes for ever to pay the vse of the same some 
of ten pounds unto Rnrtonwood Chappell to the raenlinenoe of Gods ser- 
vice there for ever Itm I give unto the poor, halt, blynde, & lame twelre 
shnrts or Smocks during the natnrall lyefe of Alice my wiefe yearly — Itn 
I give to my servant Elizabeth Twisse xx*. Itm I give to my servant John 
Twisse xx*. Itm Kllis Cleaton [Clayton] xx'. Itm I give to my servant 
Richard Mather xx'. It I give to Thomas Robothome Curat of Winwicke 
vj*. viij' 1 . The rest of my goods vnbequeathed my debts payd my funersll 

:. -i-.s iliM-hnrged, I give UUtO Alio lV whnmr I ordey lie con- 

stitute & make my trustie & wellbeloved wyfe my executrix to soe m 
fulfilled & satisfied in all point*. Ou'seers Thorns < 'orli. s, John Bsnke. 
Witnesse hereof, John (inwe, Thorn* Codies, John Twisse & Thorns* 

Debts owinge unto mee Symoud Mather. 

Imprimis. Thorns Hurst, 

It John Hasleden of Goulborne, 

It Thorns Turner, 

It Hughe Stirroppe, 

It Richard Oloooev [Glover], 

It Richard Corlies of Pinington, 

It Wittm Boydel of Pinington, 

It Henry Sedownc [Seddonl, 

It Edward Wood, 

It John ffraunce, 

It John Crouchley, 

It Ric. Doiimbell, 

It John his sonne, 

It Richard ffitchet, 

It Ric. Sliawe, 

It Thorn* Taylier, 

It the wiefe of Ather Ashe ton, 

It the wiefe of Ric Liptrot, 

It Ric (Iran net-, 

It Thorn* Boulton of Kenion, 

It Edward Parjiointe, 

It Raphe Birche, 

It Thorns Twisse, 

It John Gryss, 

It Robt Grysse, 

It Ric Grysse, 

1893.] Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. 




XXV ij*. 




It Tho Kvrfooto. xx". 
It John Aloswoiib & his wile, 


It the wiefe of Charles Baxter, xx*. 

It Tho B xvij*. v*. 

It Tbo Ridyord of tlio pale, v\ iij*. 

ifaa 3iaddocke, l\ 
It Wui Parr, iiij". 

It Wai. Lutlier als Baines, xiij\ iiij*. 


^ymond Kay, 

It the- wMs of Peter Ilyud, 
It Ki<-hifi Mather of I'yle dytch, 

It < I ' iuterbotbome, 

It Widdowu Wilsone of Newton, 

It Raphe Wood xl*. upon a powne. 

It Mr. Henry Byrom, ) 

& Mrs. Byron his wife J 

It Richard Wood. 

Proved 14 Dec' 1609 by Alice Mather sole extrix. Endorsed. Be yt 
bowse unto all men that I Symond Mather of Lowton yeoman have 
kaowne thu way betwixt Wiltm. Byrom & Thorns Corliea now in. suite three 
• years & odd de netf knewe nor hard at anie t yme Thorns. Corleis or 
fan predecessors to be lett stopped molested or hindered for going that waye 
it now of late & to trstifit? that this h true I have sett my hand to the 
lane in the prsence of Thorns Robothome Curit of Winwicke, John Grysse 
John Twiase w" 1 divers others. 

Invt-ntory prased by Hewe Sterroppe. Thomas Turner, Thomas Corlies, 
4 Richard Baxter, 7 Dec. 1609, ccxx". xxix'. x a . besydea the readie money 
-vf . xiij*. iiij 1 . 

Abraham Mather, of Radcliffe, 1613. 

■ In the name of God Amen, on thu one & twentieth daie of September 
B the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred & thir t een. 1 
Ibbaqax Matiibr of Kadcliffo, Countiu of Lancaster tanner, beinga visited 
\y the batidc of Almigblie God risks and make in law lie, but of sound & 
[>*fect minde for which praise be to God, make & ordayne this my last 
■ill 4 Testament in manner & form followinge — 

Firn i athc my soulc to God the Father to Jesus Christo 

•y Redeemer through whose tucrrittcs I trust to see a glorious resurrec- 
fcn & to the Holie Gost the Santiiier. & my bodie to be buried in docente 
Christian burialle in the parish church of Radcliffe. 

Aad Aa for the dispoeingc of those temporal lc & worldie goods which I 
•oe poaaes s it is my will that they be divided in to two cquallc p'tes — 
on* parte of which I doe will & bequeath to my wvtte .huie vV the other I 
reserve to myself to be disdosed off in manner & forme followinge. 

To my Brother Reginald Mel I!" 6« 8* 

To Samuel A lens & his sistar Rosamund Alans 

to either of them Id 

To my godson Abraham Macone [Makant] IC 

To all my god children 8' 4 apeece. 


Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. | A:;!, 

To Samuel Mather his two sonues Snmuell & 

Christopher Muthor 6* 8 apnea. 

To the pa Parish of Rndcliffe 40* 

The house & grounde the which I rente from The Rygbt worthipfil 
Richard Assheton of Midletou 1 do give & assigne to my loviuge wyfft 

In case of his wife's death the house & grounde to come "To Abraham 
Mather my nefue. which now dwelleth with me if he be come to the age of 
20 yeare* in winch case — " Abraham Mather my nefue to pay to the inyt 
Reginald Mather his unkell the summo of 6". 18*. i*. 

To Samuel! Mather my brother those two closurs or closes of groanA 
which luyeih hy Ralph Undisworth's house which my Father bought* 
Roger Tyldesle for ever — and the house wherein I uow dwell & all 
reste of my grounde to my nefue Abraham Mather." If Abraham die 
to his brother Reginald. 

Executrix His wife Jane Mather. 

Witncaseth Reginald Mather. Abraham Mather. John Herdman. 
William Herdman. George Kvrkman. 

Tnventorie praised by foure honcste sufflcionte men. George Kerkmu 
W ,u Macon Geffre Lomax & John Herdmao on the 24 Sept. 1613. 
Summa Totalis £87. 18. 0. 

Humphrey MaUur, of Wigan, 1613. 

Humfrkt Mathkh of Wigan. Tanner 3 May, 1C11. To be burled 
Wigan. Land leased from Gerrard Massie D.D Rector of NN 
Ellen — Eldest son Kogei Bona — Etoger, William. James, Nicholas, J 
Danr*. Grace, Jane, Elizabeth, Sou in I.i.. John Scotte (Stott?] Brother 
of J hlood Thomas Hanks Servant Henry Asmall. Cousins Wm. Gard* 
uer, Wm. Mather, Peter Marsh. Exix. wife. Overseers, Dr Marsha < 
S cousins above named. Witnesses: Gerrard Massye. Wm Gardner- 
Peter Marsh. 

Many uaraes in Inveutory which is dated 9 Dec 1612. 

Proved 9 Dec'. 1618. 

William Mather* of Turton, 1614. 

"On the23daieof March 1613 William Math BR of Turton in 
1 lie Palatine of Lancaster husbandman, f being sicke in bodie, uttered 

his laste Will & Testamente in the followinge wordes or wordes like uii» 
them — in lihej presence of the witnesses whose names are below written" 
He dh idea his property into 3 parte — 1" part to Margaret his wife, 2* part 
between his sons "Nicholas, John, Richard, William & James ecjuallie'*- 
3° part, after payment of his debts, funeral expenses, etc., to be divide! 
"equallie between my three youngest sonues — that is to saye, Richard Wil- 
liam & James Math' r." 

Executors. Margaret his wife & John Mather his son. 

Witness at the utteringe of the words Alexander Ilorrocka. 

Inventory valued March 31" 1614 [probably meant for 1613 O. 8. astkr 
will is endorsed as pro vml 1613] hy Christopher Horrocks, James Ws" 
nighte [?J Lawrence Browlawe Junior & James Roskowe [Roscoe]. 
Summa totalis £165. 08. 04. 

Proved 28 April 1614 by all the executors. 

• This will Is wrongly endorsed Nicholas M. it her. 

t Hu»0»ndman ai this period generally meant wiiat wo now call a tenant-fanner. 

1893.] Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. 181 

Ralph Mather, of Alhtrton, 16 14. 
Ralph Math kk of Atherton in the parish of Leigh. 28 Feby. 1G13[-H]. 
lb be buried at Leigh,* Goods to be divided into 3 parts. First part to 
my wife- Second part equally among Ireo. My song, 

Mather, & Raafe Mather, my Daughters, Ellen Mather, & Margaret 
ber. Third part to myself, for legacies. Debts &c. Residue to sou 8s 
daas. Ralph, Ellen, & Marg*. Mather equally. Kxors Elizabeth my wife 
Rauf my 9on. Overseers — Henry Greene & Syraon Smith. — Item, to 
brother John Mather, 6* 8 d to my Brother Richard Mather V 8" to 
»y »i»: Bib Mather, 8* 4 d . 

Names mentioned among Debts — Henry Denton, John Reeve, James 
BeJey, John Rogersoo. Wm. Ilultou Esq, Raufe Mather my son, Raufe 
Sotbwortb. Wm Hurste, John Hultou, John Houghton, Wui Echcursley, 
■bier. The late wife of Robert Rigby. 
Inventory by John Bradshawe, Rd Sothworth. John Astley, Chas. Greene, 
Re Morn*. Rd. Battorsbie, 26 mav 101-1. 
Proved 14 June loll. 

Ellen Mather, of Wigan, 1614 
Et-Lrs MvrnEBof Wigan. widow, 30 April 1614, latowifeof Humphrey 
hue of Wigan, Tanner, To be buried at Wigan. My son Chris- 
topher nothcr Lawrence Uaadialer. My sister Ji 

■:. My cousin Ellen Langshawe. Elizabeth IrnBOl M.itt Markland, 
Elizabeth wife of Petal Marsh. My six sons, Christopher, LaWTi 
Roger, William, James. & Nicholas. to havo tuition of son 

Lawrence. &. also of 6 J Roger, W"\ James & Nicholas Mather, my younger 
a*. Roger to be a tan 

r. Chru iderton. 

Overseer*. D° Gerrarde Masaeye D.D. Rector of Wigan «& Peter Marsh 
ef Wigxo, Gent. 

• ■*: Peter Marsh. Halt. Markland. Thoa Briggn. 
Proved 7 Sept 1614 

Gatclhtr Mather, of Wimcick, 1616. 
Gow-rnER Matiikk of Winwirke husbandman "-' .June. 13 James 1615. 
be buried in my burial] within the parish church of Winvvick. Gondii 
i be divided into 8 parts, one for myself, the other for my wife & tho 
third for niy eon Thomas Mather, in regard th' 1 rest of my children viz. 
Margaret A Jane my twodaurs. already have had good portions. To danr. 
-..-ton 5s. Todaur Margaret Bretherton 5s. To Margaret Holcroft 
my grmnddaur, 1 black cow stirke of a year old. To Thomas Mather my 
rftuaWrti, 1 lamh Ac. To Margerie Mather my mother in Lawe As. 
Residue to wife Anne Mather. 

ra> Son Thorn". Mather A: Qregorie Frend, Gent. Witnessoa 
Xicbohu Scareshricke. Adam Coller, 6c Thomas Golden. Persons named 
•oder debts &c Matthew Bretherton. Exors of Rich. Milner, Cather. 
Mason. Wm Towers. The officers at Winwicke. Thomas Golden, M r 
%orif K: b he disbursed for me abt. my suit with John Kcrfooto 

lun, Hy. Towers, Hy. Sothworth, Rojjcr Par. Bnmfi BT Parr. 
.idam Coller, Henry Towors, Matt- Brether- 
Sc TlKJ. Burton £ 
Pr..vr.i 19 Oct 1616, by Thomas Mather. 
The renunciation of Gregory Friende is enclosed in tho will. 

• He was buried at Leigh churcli In May, 1614. 
rot. xl vii. 16* 


Ahstracts of With of the. Mather Family. [April, 

SOU Mather, of Toxteih. 1617. 
In the name of God Anion. I. Ellis Maiiiku of Toxtetb within the 
Comitie of Lancaster within the Real mo of England husbandman, beinge i 
p'fecte health 4 meinoric prayeed bee God fur y* same, yet calling to niyn 
ihe unccrlaiutiu of mans life 4 tlia; ih<-i-e >h'' Ikjo no ooutcution or 
almut those goodes which it hath pleased Gil to b- NBOWS on mee here, 
do tl. i:iiiiir 4 make lUfl will & testament in man: 

forme following. Vint 1 npftunll my soule into the haudes of Allmigblia 
Qod, hoping bj the sufferings of Jesus Curiae to be saved 4 to enjoy a joy- 
full resurrection with the res to of Gods children & so to bo blc- 


Item 1 will that my bodic l>e committed to the Kurt he in houe&te cometie 
burriall. Item, my goodes 4 chattels laudes 4 tenements debts whereso- 
ever due it howsoever, my will ys that they lie disposed of In manner 
forme following, viz my messuages 4 teules with all bowses l>arucs & build- 
ings etc in Toxteih with all other my latides 4 tenements goodes 4 chattels 
10 bee put to the ordering 4 disposiug of my trustie 4 well beloved frieude* 
William Knncstor of Liupoolu [Liverpool] Alderman, William ffoxe 
Toxteth, Handle Slather my unklo 4 Myles Mather my brother to the 

.iter mentioned 4 uou otherwise- viz the moitie of my boose 
grounds in Toxeth to be ockupyed 4 used lo the behoofe of Myles 

i son. The said Myles paying to mv younger children the 
wlioll suiumc of twentyu |hiuihIb of Lawfull Eiiglinhe money to bo devyd 
by equal p'portion among them at such tyme as he shall come to the fall 
age of twentye & one yearos. 

[torn: ili "ilr mofflC to the use & beboofo of Elizabeth my wyffe for 
4 towanh the education & bringing up of my children in the feare Of God. 

1 1' in. My will ys that my Lands 4 buildings in the Speake fielde bee 
nsed 4 ockupyed to the moste conimwditie 4 profit of Richard, Thomas, 
William & Edwarde my naturall* children during all my tearme of yeares 
4 Interest in the same 4 what further tearme may be had in the same to 
be to the p'fermente of my sonne Richard. 

Item: My will is thai my goodes 4 chattels be devyded into 3 parts, 
th. tirst part whereof I give & bequ< atli unto Elizabeth my wyffe; the 
aeconde to my children; the thirde I reserve to myself out of which bo- 
ny bringioge out 4 discharging of my debts, the residue I giTe 4 
bequeath DOtO my abovenamed younger children. 

And to the end this my laste will 4 testaroente accordinge to my deayre 
mi', ■«!• |i'fi>i'iin-il I ■:■ ■ apjioiiiti dbordalni the tbovenumi-ri VV BI Banester 
& W m ffoxe my true 4 lawfull executors hoping they will bee faithful A 
tniNfi.r herein. It. in. my will 4 Deayre is that my brother in law Thomas 
Hodgaonn would be pleased to be overseer of this my will 4 Teatam 
see the lame in all pointes p'formed. — mv hand & seal the iv daie Sept 
A U. 1616. 

Debts oweinge unto mee. 

John Tarlelon on reckoninge between hym 4 me 60 u . 

W" Griphitli for a mare 4 a colte 4". 

Alexander Warde of UollltOn 12" 

Richard Partington for a mare to payeat Mich. 1617 S u . 

Ned Efitnhtoo 20* 

Bartiu Mather my tinkle due at purificato 1617 7". 

• Natural here does not mean illegitimate. 

1893.] Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. 


John Windle oweth 10" to Bartholomew Thomson ) 
which I am suretie for. ) 

fy brother Hodgson about 4". 

Dettes owoinge by mee. 
^rbie of Lin'poole 13". 

Witnesses Edward Rushton Ellis Mather 

Thomas Woodes [this is only a copy] 
[•17. A true and r- ntorie of goodes & chattels of Ellis Mather 

fToxr«-tb. as they were pryscd & valewcd by John Walker, W" llorrockes, 
Gill it Myles Mather the xix daie of Dec. 161 S. 
Summa totalis 134". 2. II. 
Proved January xxx. I6l6[-I7] by Executors. 

Jottn Mather, of Aillty. 1617. 

l» Matiiek of [Astley in] the p' riahe of Leigh. 25 May. 1617. 

" i be buryed in my parishe church of Leighe* in my owne buryall [place] 

as neare vino my wyffe as may bee." After debts paid "one halfo 

(my goodes amongst all my fyve children and also that my three youngest 

have every one of them 20* over and besides their parts." Residue 

rt to said children. Lambertc Partington of Tyldesley and 

Bmaa Witj. i Astley Exors. 

Debts which I owe 
Roger Younge vi 1 . 

Smetbnrtto vi\ 

John Geat iij'. x\ 

. dey iif •. vi*. viij*. 

1-amti. Partington xl\ 

Jane WoJ liij*. iij 1 '. ob 

-re to be paid at Martinmas iij'. iij'. viij d . 

Mr. I .ipes, [Trapp*] xxiiij*. ix' 1 . 

LaiuberU- 'I\lii xx'. 

i Astley 
-m Hope 


Vllj a 



Debts oweinge to me 
James Aatiey 

i olerof te 

Lambertv Tyldesley 
Robert Clua'rthu [Cloworlh] 

'. Morse. 
▼calory £64-2-8 pryscd & valued by Christopher Astley. Hughe 
sr, John Walked en i Bymoud Mather. 2'.i .May. 1G17. 

■1 by Executors, 4 July, 1617 (called of Astley in the parish of 

.irslan Matksr, <>/ IfindUtj, 1619. 

UTAH MathbboI Bindley. 22 February, 1618-19. To be buried 
Wigjn. Sun Philip. In Kpofer Stanynoght ifcothera.^ My wife 

irger. reo 9am] brey, Jane and Elizabeth, Grandchild (iil- 

Margery, sou Philip. Overseers, my master Mr. 
Laogloti, & frieiul Win. Latchfonl. 

• lie waa butted nt Lcttb Church. 28 May, 1617. 


Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. [April, 

Witnesses: Ja. Massye, Adam Aspull, Wm. Latchford. Rati die Latchford, 
Abraham Langton. 

Inventory 8 April. 1619, hy Peter Langton. Wm. Langton, Richard 
Greene of 1 liiulK-v, veonuin. Rich* Ashton of Abraham yeoman, XI 35: 1:0. 
Proved 24 Nov. 1619. 

\w& M'/fitr, of Bedford, Lanaukir*, 16ft. 

Riciimmi Matiiki:. of Bedford, Leigh, 17 January 1G20[-L] To he 
buried al Leigh.* All lands tents «fcc in Bedford to Allyce my wtfeduricg 
her life, il dn anmarried — if .she marry or live um h hen Ac 

to the heir* of my own body. Failing to Efagh Mather, son of Iln/h .Math*? 
of TOdesley & lii-> beiTi male, failing to dames, another son of the said 
Hugh, failing to Thomas another son of the said Hugh, failing to Jobs 
olilesi Hon iif ill-' said llu-li, failing to the right heirs of tin- said Hugs. 
I give to Kllen Cawdatl my siater, wife of Thar" Qawd&ll the sum of 2U". 
U'.'-i <>t j<H)iN iii Alios inv uifr A I in t k »• lii'i i-\ or. 

Dehti owing !<• int- Richard Mather. 

i'ii-t. Mills Q r o ooe owoth me for bord trages of himself for one 
tnuti i of ii yoare after three, poond* tin ta some of it*. 

Item. Sogfa Mather m» father-in law 

Inventory 20 March 1630, £59 L0. 10. by Chris! Astley, John Ouldaaa, 
Thomas Nailer, W m Croiupt<>n. 
Proved 22 March 102O[-21.J 

Joane Mather, of Warrington, Widow, 1621. 
" In the name of God Amen, on the linste <laie of September in the years 
of our God 1021. I Juani-. Mather, of Warrington in mt» <4 

Lancaster wydowe, sicku in bodie but of good & p'fecte miude God I 
thank therefore doe make & ordayne tJiis my laste will & testament io tuss> 
ner & form followinge. 

Before all other thiugus I leave my soule into the bauds of Allmigttf 
Qod the Father. — co Jesus Chriate the son my redeemer & the Holie Gbori 
the spirit my sauctifier & my bodie to the earth from whence it came. 
Item. 1 give & leuvr to Sister Hyde, £10 

" •• - my brother W" Brock. £10. 

" ' ••" " Ric 4 Brock of Buubury. £10. 

" " " his daughter Mary Brock, one of my bsstt 

gowucs & £5 in money. 

I give dk bequeathe to Joane Bowdea als. Jnhusou one fether bed oat 

bJaakt U A one gre.ato putte also one Petticoate at ass 

■ndPcoale which I usually weare." 

A small beqni I n rod daughter .lane Gryce." 

mairuler of my goodes moveable and immoveable quick 
bcmicafh to W"' Brookfl my nephewe Sc his children." 

EnCBton: "My brother Richard Brooked: nephewe W" Brocke." 
ffltnfinih John Wright. Lawrence Shepherd, John Bulling, MT* 
Brock, Anne Hyde. .Joane limvden. 

Invent, by Lawrence Mas.tie, John Dnnbabyn, Ric d Topping© db Richsid 
Boardman. l rt Oct 16*1. 

Summa totalis 219". 

'• The reste & rt« 
& dead I will 

• He was burled si Leigh Ciinrcb. 18 March. 1620-21. 

Abstracts of Wilis of the Mather Family. 185 

John Mather, of Nctcton in Maker fdd, 1624. 
n Mithfk of Newton in Mukerrield [in the pariah of Winwick] 
man 22 March 20 James [1 6231. To be buried at Winwick. Thomas 
and heir apparent under age. Margaret my now wife. John Mather 
Lowton my natural father to have property in Newton and Golborne 
ring the minority of Thomas. Immen Mather my daughter named. 
Witnesses Thomas Liptrnt, Henry Byrom. 

Iiit. •:. -ivwjd by fniiir tui-n " lly. Byrom, Richard llaxter, 

in Johnsoooe, & Tbos. Storrojx; fStinflp}, 1 April H'/i-i. £66. 10. 8. 
addition to the inventory made 28 Mar. 1626-6; in it are mentioned 
>hn Mather fat her of the deceased, Richard Mather bit y/ o on g e t l brother, 
ie Hasledeu hit sister in law, Win Mather hi* h Tom Mather, 

bgeT < > brother in Law &■ hi* diihlren, John Rldjard, ltlacksiuitb, 

?t Mather nnd his Fellow Churchwardeus [of Winwick]. 
Proved Ma;. 1684. 

Raphe Mather, of Warrington, 1625. 
Bathe Mjliulx of (Cuuies Corner] Warringtou yeoman. 

Inventory 13 Oct 1624. £231. 17. C. 

His father-in-laws house. House at Conies corner. Richard Baxter. 

ii Cooke. John Cooke. Peter Spakeman. M' [or W] Bispham. 

lien S[Mikemaii, his sister-in-law. John Hi^trinson. Thomas Miller. 

Peter Spakemau's field. Raphe Mather of Radcliffe Bridge. John Cook 

■ Ifinwick. Thomu Hignfleld. James Boyde. W Mather & wife. 

idbws Mather his father. Margery wife of s d Thomas. John Drtohtield. 

[' [or W»] Brooke. 

used by Thomas BUphome. Nathan Ash worth. Geffrey Wilkiu- 
Henrv Mather. 
Proved 19 Sept 1695. 

Richard Mather, of Lcnclon, 1C26. 
Richard Mather of Lowton, yeoman, 21 - Sept. 1626. One third of 
etc to Catherine, my nowe wife for life. The other two thirds to my 
John Mather during the life of s d Catherine, & after her decease my 
n to have all lauds etc to him & bis heirs for ever. Sou Nicholas 


ri John Mather, son. 
leers Hamlet Warburtou my son-in-law & lly Wiulorhothome of 
VYituesaes: Nicholas Mather. John Mather. John Wiuterbothome. 

itorv by Hy Byrom, John Mather, Geo Darwell, lly Wiuterbothome, 
"Sept. 1626. £62. 8. 8. 
Proved 12 Oct. 1626. 

[To b» eoatlniMd.] 

Bbsfrct for Arckstors.— Tliey who care nothing for their ancestors are 
In respect for themselves : they deserve to he treated with contempt 

ftbeir posU-rit; . ThOM who reaped and venerate the memory of their fore- 
i will be led, not In bj filial affection, — by a pious reverence to 

op their memories.— II i »\. William Wiiitixu, LL.D. 


The Snore Genealogy. 


Djr Mr*. M. L. T. Aadex, of Troy. If. Y. 
[Contumed from pagi 96.) 

2. Mark' Snow (continued). 
The will of his wife, Mrs. Jane Snow, it m follows : 

The Will of Jane Snow. 

In the name of God. Amen. I. Jane Snow, widow, of Harwich, being 
of body, i»m of mm ai >i <H»p< ', do 

this my last will 4 testament In uiui wing; That Is to say. first 

principally. I resign my soul Into ye merciful haml ol Alinljrhty Ood, myCt 
assuredly hoping through ye merits of my ble*sed Savior to obtain tM i>» 
ft, remission sll my sins ; and my body I commit to the earth whence It 
taken, to be decently burled at ye discretion of my executors hereaj 
And as for the temporal estate that Ood has given me I dispose of it as folloi 

Imp. I glva to mj MM, Nicholas Snow, my Caslu and ewer, and email 
kettle and one spit. 

It. 1 give nnto my son Thomas Snow, on^ copper kettle. 

It. I give to my son, Pritu-i- Snow, my great iron kettle. 

It- For my cattle, my will Is that they be equally divided among all my 

It. I give to Anne Atwood a pewter wine cop, anil a dram cup, & a 

It I give ray cabinet unto my grand child Jane Nlckersoo. 

It. I give my little trunk unto my grand child Jane Snow. 

Furthermore "my will la, that ft ran of my moveable estate be equally dl» 
' u. my two daughters. Mary ft Sarah. 

Furlhcriuorc, I do appoint my son Nicholas Snow, and my brother Joe 
Sparrow, for to see tbla my last will perfoi ma 

A* u linns* my hand and seal, this twenty ajid find day of I>< 708. 

Signed, Sealed & delivered hrr 

In presence of as. J awn -f- BWOW 

Mary Sparrow. ■"* 

Martlia Oobb. 

The above will proved July 2, 1712. 

3. Mart* Snow (Nicholaf), born about 1630. probably in Plyr 

married about ll3. r >0 Thomas Paine, who came from B 
in I 022, and was then aged " 10 or 12," and who died in East 
where his children were born. Mr. Josiah Pail 
Snow, who married Thomas Paine, I think was among the eldest i 
Nicholas Snow's children. She was doubtless a very re« 
woman. Her son John, to whom we are indebted for 
respecting her, was lavish in his praise of her. Her seven sonsi 
were men of character, and highly respected in towns in which 
settled. Four of the grandsons were rain; « • • - It 

qoite strange that Nicholas Snow did not give the name* of 
daughters in hii will. It could not have been for his dislike of the 
for those whose history has reached our time appear to have U 
women of the first order. Mary (Snow) Paine died in I 
her distinguished son, Dea. John Paine, great grandfather of Jo 
Bbwwd Payne, left in verses ranch I • her, showing 

possessed many excellent traits of character Iren: 

Th« ISnow Genealogy. 


L Mart 1 Paixi, m. James Rogers, son of Lieut. Joseph Rogers of the 
Mayflower hand. Jan. 11, 1670. H ■ , s, and she again m. 

tarii i of Daniel and Roth fOhaadler] Cole of Baatham, 

-.1 74, 1679. By both husbands she had five children. Israel 
Cole was the wealthii'.-u man in Ka>thani of h; da B died In 
K24. in* wife th.ii dead. 

1L Samukl Paixk, b. riMUt 1888; m. Patience, dan. of Ma), .Mm mid 
Mercy (Prence) Freeman of Eaatham. Jan. 31, 1882. He d. Oct. 
18,171°.'. Hi- had nine ehfleren. He lived tn Restham. Descend- 
ant- kaceetoroi .1" Harwich. Hi* 
widow d. Feb. 18, 171". 

Ui. Tiioma* Paink. b. ir. the TeBX 188T j ID. for his first wife. Hannah, 
dau. of Jonathan and Phcbe (Watson) Shaw. Aug. s. 1678. sin 
d. .lulvl'i .il.'il. II,- in furiiN second I 

belli ii, March Ho d. at Truro, H 

1721. aged 64< He was a las, Hi 

hai: i hlldren. 

Ir. Kiimir Pain*, b. March 10, 1C58. 

Y. Eijmia Paine, m. Rebecca Doanc, dau. of John and Abigail Doane 
of Eaaiiham, Jan. 30, 1889 He n dded d Kastliam, Barnstable, 
and Cam.-rl.iii 

BSi wife d. very aged. Dee. 10. 1708. Hewae i prominent man 
in Canterhnry. He had three eons, who were Newluht cnlnh 
He had tea children. Descendant* -« > bared. Toe late Hon. 

Abraham Payne of 1 . R. I., was a descendant. 

■ I'.usi:, t>. March 14, 1680-1 ; in. for In- Ural wife llennct Free 
man, dan. of llaj John aad Hen f | Pn nee I Preen) m, Ifaroh 14, 
law. Shi ■ Mai io. 171B. He hi. Dot hie eeoowl n ft kllce,daa. 
of Nathaniel and Hauuah (Prcooe) Mayo, Mi: 80. Had. 

at Eastliam , n< .w 1 1 aged 70 years. She sur- 

vived him, and d. Oct 12. 174*. in h< ,. He wasaueiuim ut 

n Of Baatham. He bad by both wives eighteen children. 
John Howard Payne, the author m Bmet Hornr," was a 

great grandson. 

vll. >i Hiding, dan. of Jonathan ami I 

belli (Rogers) I •tiled in Ka-tliam. He d. In 1788. 

HI* , Jan 24 1781 '-'• He bad aeTen children. IliH 

only son. Philip, d. nam. el the age of -'i tea 
JaaOBI Eam, b. J'i". Ilethlah Timelier, dau. of Hon. 

John and Rebecca (Wlnslow) Tluicher of Yarmouth LprflS, I49L 
II- i '.arnstable. Mas-., where he d. Nov. 17. 1788. His 

wife. BeUriah, d. Jaly 8, 1784. B* [children. Hie eon 

Thomas, b. April 9, 1884, gradunted at li rvard I »1 re, mid set- 
tle* < olstry at Weymouth, was the father ol Hon. H 
Treat Paine, tln-di- d lawyer, and one of the signers of 
irntion of Independence. 
ts. Joexi i -t son. m. P laughter of Jonathan 
anil Hannah (Prence) Sparrow of Ka«thain, May 27, liSHl. He 
settled in Harwich, that part now He wee one "f the 
founders of the First Church in Harwich in 1700. He was a 
prominent man. He d. of a ferer Oct. 1. 1712. HI* Widow m. 

18, 1715. She d. Oct »8, 1745. 
He'' i children. His descendant catterod; many 

reside In Maine. Prof. J. K. Paine, of Harvard College, Is a 

i ie of Hull, Mass., about 1088. 

She d. at the birth of her yonngc*r 1707. She had 

seven children. 

Sakui' Sm>w (Xic/n>W). bora probably in Plymouth, about 1632; 

married Jan. 8 fr, William Walker, of EaaUiam, born 1620 

■ ■gland. — (See Walker Genealogy.) Freeman'* History of Cape 

Cod, Vol. II., page 3 C7 came over in 1' 

Iiingliani, 1636. Be died at an advanced age. ilia will wu* proved 


The Snow Genealogy. 


1703. His name is on I those able to bear arm* in 14 

admitted to freedom June 8, 1656. Tradition says he lived on 
North Hank of the groat Pond, about 500 yards west of his 
in-law. Nicholas Snow. I cannot And when his wife died. 
i. .I.m.n' W.U.KKK. I.. Not. 24, 1655; killed by the Indiana in their ; 

Mull upon Kaithain in M 
II. Wii.uam' WaI.KFi: :,d. -,,.:: 

11L Wid-usi 1 Waikm, b. Aug. 16. L6SI January. 1748-4 : m. 

• I). lt592-3; (2) in. John 

(3) John; (4) £h#cmm<i. m. Jonathan Collin*. 
It. S an aii' WAUtKit, b. July 30. 1662; notm< her father** 

r. l.i i/ UK ■ B W um, b. Sept. 28, 1864 .if in Ler father** 

. maiden i 

vl. J.WIKZ' Walkf.ii, b. July 8. 1668. d. 1742 ; m. Elizabeth , and 

• b. Jane 12. 1695, m. Joanna Tomline of N 
(2) lirjoire, b. May 13, ll»7, m. Joseph Ia-x< 
Alary, b. Sept II. 1699. in. John Berry of Yarn 1 1 J{ 

b. Sept. 17, 1702, m. Bather Tot 
1704. in. NatlnuiM Bnxlth of Harwich; (6) Jab**, b. 
July. L748, Sarah AtWOOd of l'rovlncetowu; (7) Sarah, 
Nathaniel llttrgins. Aug. 7, 1727. second wife; (.8) Patience. 
Oct. IB, 1747, William Chase of Harwich. 

5. Lieut. Joseph 1 Snow (AVcAoW), born probably in Plrmoi 

1 ; married once, at least, Mary . He died J 

wife was alive in 1717. Children, born in Easthain: 

JO -i ni.M). Nov. 24. 1671. 
Bknjoiis, b. Jnm-ii. 1678. 
\lu:v. h. i>c i. 17, K17I i dead In 1717. 
Saiuh. 1». A]. ill SO. 1677. 

ki-tii. b Oct ii. Uh'.i. 

CSV, !». Feb. 24. 1081. 
Lvnu, b. July 20. 1684. 
Till. Rbbeooi b. Dec. 4, 1686; uun. In 1717. 

27. ix. James, b. March 81, 1689. 
x. JmJKE, b. March 27, 1692 ; either she or her aistcr Mary ra. a li 

and hud a child, Rebecca Hamilton, alive In 1717, while i 
was notably dead, aa she was not mentioned in 
Snow*! win. 

28. si. JoaiAii. b. Nov. 27, 1694. 

7%e Witt of Joseph Snow, of Etutluim. 

In the name of God, Amen. The twenty-third day of November 
Joseph Snow of Eastham, In the County nf L i -ice of Ma 

chusi-lts Bay In New England, yoeraan, being -stricken In years, and not knowia 
how soon it may please the Lord to put an end to this my frail and mortal lit 
ft bebu >'t sound in knowledge, memory, & understanding 

U and testament lu manner L form I -ty first of 

r.i oiiiiiitini ihv soul to the mercy of God In Je.'.ii Chrl t, and my body 
earth to be decently buried at ihfl dtscn tkwn ol mj esecntort hereafter 
u ml as to such worldly estate as I have, I dispose of, give &■ bequeath In i 
following; that is to say after my JuHt debts & funeral charges are ; 

I give & taqoetth to my two grandsons, namely. Nathaniel Snow & Jc 
Snow, to them, Utrir helm and assigns forever, one linlf «'f my lot «if ruradow 
Li' -ut Island, nest the southerly side of tsaid Island, near the great rock ; that! 
to say, one third of said half to Nathaniel, and two thirds of said half 
Joseph. Also I give to them my sd two grandsona, and to their heirs and I 
forever, equally alike, one third part of my wood lot, of upland, on the son 
side the fresh brook, laid out & set to uie In the last division of land. 

Item, I give & bequeath to my son Benjamin Snow, and to his heirs k as»l| 
forever, one Qonrtex port of nj lot ol Hi adow lying on the southerly side* 
Lieut. I, near the great rock. Item, I give to my son Stephen Snow, i 


23. Iv. 

24. v. 

26. vli. 

Ancestry of Rev. Thoma* Hooker. 


his heirs ft assigns forever, one third part of my meadow at Silver Spring. 

jtb odc third part of all my upland there adjoining. Item. I give to my *<>u 

Snow, and to hi* heirs & assign*- forever, MM quarter part of my lot of 

... jw. lying m of Left. Island, near the grent Rock, and 

i one third part of my meadow at Silver Bpliag, with ooa third part of all 

upland there adjoining. Item. I give to my son Joslab Snow, and to his 

and assigns forever, all my homestead or house lot, with all my h.u 

la case my wife Mary Snow out live* me. then she shall have the use end 

1 part thereof during the lime she continues to bo my 

also I give to my son Jos Inn Snow el] that plain lot of land, adjoining 

i n»y homwitead, laid ixit in in.' former division end also tnf tenement lot ad- 

ng. laid oat In the form , wood lot laid out In ye hut 

slou on ye southerly Bide of the Fresh Brook; also my plain lot laid out In 

last division near my homesti-arl ; also nil my part of meadow at Left Island, 

led* • wotMj share in the division of meadov third pad "i OB} 

at Silver Spriug. with one third part of my upland there adjoluing 

i him & his heir* ft assigns forever. Item I give nnto my daughter 

"i Lincoln, and to her heirs and a.«e.lgtn forever, one third part of my 

I tot of land in the last division on the southerly side the Fresh Brook. 

], I give to my wife, Mary Snow, my beet bed and the bedding thereto bo- 

»g; also, I ne cow ft six sheep, and all her wearing Clothes both 

>len i I: 'M i.f mi personal sstetei i give one baU p*r« 

:ally to he divided uneng my four daughters & grand daughters. 

• rah Yonng. Lydln Lincoln, Both Brown, Rebeoea Snow & Kebecca 

i he other half part thereof to and among my four sons, and two 

3DS. namely Benjamin Snow. Stephen Snow, James Snow, Joslali SHOW 

my two grandsons, namely. Nathaniel Snow and Joseph Snow between 

l, to bare one equal p«i *nid sons, and in c*se my right in OOmmon 

low sh • ft grandsons to have the 

i equally alike among them to their tnir* & assigns forever. 

And I constitute ft appoint my aforesaid ton James Snow, executor of this 

hut will ft testament. In witness thereof I do hereunto set DJj hind and 

the day ft year above wrltt.n. 

Witnessed, signed, sealed ft declared mark 

to be l il ft testament hi the Joseph J Snow. 

bmnboi oi hl« 

Joseph IJoane. 
Mary + Doane. 
John Shaw. 
Barnsublc Co. Records. 

Us be new tin— a] 



ft paper prepared by Commander Edwibd Hookbr, U.S.N., and read before the 
Hooker gathering, Auguxt, 1892. 

From whence came Rev. Tliomus Hooker? Of the origin an<l 
"f Hev. Thomas Hooker, we have no knowledge what- 
beyond the probability that Iuh father's name was Thomas, and 
that bis father had a brother named John. 

Jt has been asserted that Mr. Hooker was born at Marfield, 
Leicestershire. England, but no authority is given for this assertion, 
and the most exhaustive searches having utterly failed to produce 

VOL. XLT1L. 17 


Ancestry of Rev. TTiomat Hooker. 


any evidence corroborative of this assertion, the conclusion was 
reached many years agu that the assertion was incorrect, while the 
inquiries made seem to show conclusively that Kcv. Thomas Hooker 
had nothing whatever to do with Marficld. 

While the Marfield story is swept away, a mere myth of the past, 
no evidence has as yet beeu brought to light which give* any pc 
tive Information as to the region from which Mr. Hooker came or 
the family to which he belonged, and, in the absence of all positn 
information regarding this matter, the only course to pursue is 
collate such suggestive data as ean be found, and present it in 
concise form as possible, that those who wish may deduce from it 
(Ml own conclusions. 

From a period ante-dating the reign of King Henry VIII. and 
a time long after the "Restoration," there was in the South of Ei 
land a noted family of Hookers. They were possessed of wealth, 
rank and social position, and they intermarried with England's proti 
old lauiilii- They were scholars, disputants and authors whe 
books, written three hundred years ago, are today found as vali 
books of reference in the larger libraries. 

From some points in these books we learn that while they 
loyal to their King and undoubtedly recognized the divine authorit 
of the kingly office, they gave enreful thought to sociological matt 
and entertained what may be considered as at that time advanc 
eociologic ideas, as, — that the people were the proper source 
power ; that society was constituted for the greatest good to 
greatest number; tliat all men were erpial before the Jaw. 

Some time before Rev. Thomas Hooker was born there was pro- 
duced a written constitution for governmental purposes, and tli 
constitution must have been a revelation to these liberul-miik 
students of sociology in the south of England, for it embodied the 
ideas which they entertained. It elucidated the theories which the 
had advocated. It was a solution of the social problem to whic 
they had, with doubtful success, devoted careful thought aud labori- 
ous study, and there can be no doubt, even If no evidence existed 
it, that this embodiment of their social ideas gave great satisfa 
to those liberal sociologists and was carefully observed by them. 

This old constitutional government continued until long after th 
Connecticut Colony had been founded, and their cannot be any que 
tion that Thomas Hooker and the other founders of Connecticu 
Colony were thoroughly acquainted with this older constitution and 
the success attending its working, and doubtless they had this clear!) 
in mind when they adopted the Connecticut form of government! 
nearly upon the basis of this older constitution, if indeed they 
not have a copy of that older constitution before them when the! 
worked out their social problems and established their government 
forms and methods. 

Here then we have a noted family of Hookers, possessing 


Ancestry of Rev. Thomas Booker. 


Mine characteristics for which Rev. Thomas Hooker wan noted, 

tertuining the same sociologic ideas which be entertained and to 

force in the Colony of Connecticut. And around 

family of Hooker* we find towns, tillages, and parishes, bearing 

names which are familiar to us as names of Connecticut town*. And 

i too were found families having Mum which we find in Mr. 

Hooker's company, and among the founders of Connecticut. 

In tide family of Hookers we find that the stock names wen; 

ohn, Thomas, Richard, Roger, Dorothy, Joanna, Mary — the very 

.roes we find in Thomas Hooker's family. 

There is little question that Rev. Thomas Hooker's father was 

Darned Thomas, and in that family of Hookers wc find a Thomas 

•r, horn about the middle of the sixteenth century, and who 

as probably between thirty and forty yean of age when Iter. 

Thomas Hooker was horn. 

The Kawson family, in seeking their pedigree, find as one of their 
ancestors, John Hooker, a brother of the father of Rev. Thomas 
looker. And in this south of England family of Hookers we find 
san John, brother of the Thomas before mentioned. 

intimate personal friendship between Thomas Hooker and 
ohn Pym can scarcely be questioned. They were of the same age, 
tertained the same sociologic views, and advocated the same 
eoriea and the same reform** And many years ago the assertion 
IB made that Annu Hooker, the wife of John Pym, was a s.Btcr of 
fv. Thomas Hooker, and the assertion was also made that Rev. 
Thomas Hooker's wife was a sister of John Pym. 

am Hooker, the wife of John Pym, however, was the daughter 
F John Hooker, and therefore could not be the sister of Rev. 
bo mas nooker, whose father was named Thomas ; hut she may 
■ve been a daughter of thnt John Hooker who was a brother of 
ev. Thomas Hooker's father, and thus have been an own cousin to 
«▼. Thomas Hooker. Of that, however, we have no positive in- 

have no evidence thnt assures us that the wife of Rev. Thomas 
Hooker was the sister of John Pym ; but in view of the relations 
existing between the two men, and in the utter absence of all infor- 
mation as to who the wife of Rev. Thomas Hooker was, together 
it It the fact that John Pym's wife was a Hooker, and the possibility 
that the may have been a cousin of Rev. Thomas Hooker, we may 
wmablv consider it at least a possibility that Rov. Thomas 
Hooker's wife was a sister of John Pym. 
The seat of the Pym family was in the south of England, and 
not a great distance from the seat of this Hooker family ; and, 
uongh we have no positive evidence upon the matter, we may. from 
he similarity «>f characteristics and the community of sentiments, 
very properly conclude that the two families were well known and 
timately associated with each other, and there is a strong proba- 


Certificates of Head Right*, Va. 

L A,,nJ. 

bility thai Anna Hooker, the wife of John Pym, waa from thk 
Hooker family in the south of England. 

S'i fur a* known, no evidence exi»ta that positively assure* ue thtt 
Kev. Tliomas Hooker belonged to that family of Hooked, but thii 
suggestion h presented very forcibly to OS. It' Ret. Thomas Hooka 
did not belong to that family of Hookers, then we have spread oat 
before us one of the most wotidcrful chapters of coincidences the 
world has ever produced. 

The following chart of probability is based upon the data 
which this paper has been prepared : 

Roffer Hookrr, 


H» v. Uk'linH Hooker, 
Author of Ece. Polity. 

John Hooker, 

Dei ou ill Ire. 

John Uooker, 
Somerset thin-. 


Thnrnan I «»ok«r, 


rin*irl*il IVrne. 

Anna Ilookrr, 


Kacliacl Ferae, Uookur, 

marrimj married 

Edward tUmton, Dr. Geo. Aloock, M.D. 
Colonial secftary. London. 

Mary Hooker, 


John Rn««ll, 

L a tw ert e r .hire. 

He r. Zacharjr Hooker, 

Cathay*. Cornwall. 

Iter. Tbonuu Hooker, 

New rlnjriand. 

DoroU-." Ho< 
i.i inM 
Ml I 


Br 3. Uex&t Lb*, Esq., Cedaraurat, Pairtiaren, Mas*. 
[CoDllnuod from page 71.] 

15 Apr. 1651. — Ccrtf. granted to Ileuery Rarbowe for 50 acres for 
own trans. 

I hid. — Certf. granted to Richard Joauea for 100 acres for tran- 
Woohul & Charles Hodges. 

28 Apr. 1651.— Certf. granted to James Thelaball (39) for 500 w 

Certificates of Head Rights, Va. 


of 10 peons, viit., John Aris, Robte Winter, Wm: Annger, Allex 
Sarah Mincher, John Glover, Anne Meale, John Milleger, Antony 
m «fc Allex Mouse. 
my. 1 651 . — Certf. granted to John Godfrey (40) for 250 acres for trans. 
d*. riit., William Lumbers, W" Sherman, Samuel A lad, Susan 
Anne Coleman. 

— Certf. granted to xpofer Burrowes for 240 acres for trans, of 5 
Henry Halstead, Mary Tyler, John Townsend, Eliz : Churcheth St 
Law ton. 
Oct. 1651. — Certs, granted to Savill Gaskin for 150 acres for trans of 

Ann Byard, Donking Glasa A Margarett Hodges. 
U — Certf. granted to Lancaster Lovett for 200 acres for trans, of A 
—James fflahartie, Garrett Burrey, Sarah Thompson & John kirke. 
I. — Certf. granted to Job Chandler for 300 acres for trans, of 6 psons 
Job Chandler, Allexander Simprecks, Daniel! Gerdan, Arcbihall 
ope. Rose Springe & Humfrey Twilley. 
i. — Certf. granted to John Walford for 50 acres for trans, of Judith 

d. — CertX granted to Thomas Willonghby (41) Jonr. for 850 acres for 
of 7 psons vstl., Jaue Latham, Amy White, Edward Nickson, John 
ea, John Moeby, John Potter & John Peade. 
sW. — Certf. to same for 850 acres for trans of 17 persons — Richard 
ir, ffrancis Doue, ffrancis Vaughui), Ambrose Alford, William Church- 
Thomas Riitely. William Createn, Maudlin Parker, Wm : Amison, 
Smith. Tobias Junnn, Manuel! Dolveere, William Heaue, Anne 
I u*s Soeby. Heury Howst, & John Vinton. 
Certf. granted to Eusigue Thomas keeling for 250 acres for traus. 
t via, James Lyncey, Henry Bond. Robte Sorrell, fErancis Seere & 
bctfa Billings. 

"ertf. granted to William Basiictt for 450 acres for trans, of 9 

ie— Robte Peirsopberds his sonue, John Hasnett (qu. Batneltl) Thomas 

kson. Martin Cole, Anne Morris, Elizabeth Boudeu, Gilbert ffench & 

bard Sutton. 

Dtc 1 651.— Certf. granted to William Daynes for 300 acres for trans. 


L— Certf. granted to Edward Hall(42) (holder for 400 acres for trans of 
— Haniell Ncedham, John Jenkins, Daniell Doono, Anne Grauea, 
White. Elisabeth Hultebell. John White & Katheriue Simpson. 
d. — Certf. granted to Heuery WmxlhouBe geut. for 400 acres for trans. 
psoas vis. John Smith, Peter White, Edward Parrutt, James Kicenrd, 
a maide servant, John Hopwood, Dorhis Sexton & Hona Maria 
if ekaoo. 

tisi— Certf. granted to Thomas Allcu for 250 acres for traus. of 5 psons 
■Haielfe. Griffin Gwin, George Beasley, Henery Shade & Sarah a 
e servant 

Jan. 1651 [-2].— Certf. granted to Richard Pinner for 150 acres for 
sstlfe, Miliccut Simonds & Sarah Tcry. 
j*mt 1652. — Certf. granted to Simond H unlcocke for 200 sere* for 4 
Randall Hewett, John Cooper, Simon Robinson & George Gay. 
J— Certf. granted to same for 200 acres for Jamos Outhery, George 
on. Peter Weldinge A Richard Bitoge. 

ivy. 1652. — Certf. granted to Jsocke Morgan (43) for 150 acres for 
of 3 psons rizL himselfe, Mary Shewell & Auuu Littleton. 

VOL. XLTll. 17 # 


CertiJictUes of Head Right; Va. 


15 Oct. I 652. — Certf. granted to John Chandler for 150 acres for 3 
vitt. hi nisei fe, Edmunde Maydnnoe & Thomas Kelly. 

1 1 Drc. 1 6;V2.— Cm tf. granted to George A* ball for 350 acres for 7 
Richard Walker, Loten Butler, Raffe Syncs, Thomas Cheewell. 
Banks. William Panyer & Mary Storey. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Robert Cupps for 200 acres vitu for 9 
himself. Robte Springe. Jsabell Mingle dc John Oregman. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to John Mutton for 300 acres for 6 psons viz. I 
Harris, Edmund yeoman*, John Searle, James Jenkins, xpofer Vs 
Thomas Atkinson. 

I hid. — Certf. granted to Richard Sternell for 550 acres for 11 
vixt. bv himself© transported 4, vizt. Richard Tompson, Richard Jfl 
Danieli PuUon & John Rey; by ye asaigmt: of John Lownea — Wo: 
George Gosdon. Mary a Negro, Henry Lambert, Mary Gouldamith, 
Lownes A; hil wife. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Bartholemew Hoskina for 50 acres for 
Thomas Routiuge. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Thomas Hall for 100 acres f or 2 psoas 
Owen Danieli & John Kelson. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to John Godfrey for 60 acres for trans of 
andur Gwinn. 

17 Jan. 1869. — Certf. granted to John Bigge for 100 acres for 2 | 
vixt. John Bigge & Joseph Matt. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Thomas Goodrich gent for 1250 acres fa 
neons, 9 whereof ye sd Goodrich hath assigned unto Peter Sexton, < 
hitu-<\llV, Anno hia wife 6i 7 negroes. 

Ibid, — Certf. granted to John Sidney, gent., for 1 00 acres for 2 1 
viz. Thomas Evorard St Bridget! Kllenor. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to John Porter thelder for 200 acres for 4 I 
Sarah Smith. lioble: Peacooke. Danieli Douglas de Danieli Ma. 

16 Feb. 1652.— Certf. granted to Thomas Browne for 100 acres fori 
of hiiuxelte & Anne hiH wife. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Sirnond Peelers for 50 acres for trans of 

Ibid. — Certf. grauted to Richard Hargraue (44) for 50 acres for 
person {not mimed). 

15 Apr. 1653. —Cortf. granted to Kdmund Bowman for 200 acres I 
persons vizt. himself, Thomas Scarbrooke, Richard Kuight & Eds 

Ibid — Certf. grunted to Laurence Phillipps for 300 acres for 6 
vizt. Anne ffinch. Mary Stanton. John Cause. John Miller, William! 
dc Richard Marlowe (The 2 first assigned over to Robte Woodye). 

Ibid. — Oertf. gmatad to Lewes ffarmall for 100 acres for 2 
AJlei wider flbram A Elizabeth Price. 

TbitL—\ lertf. granted to Thomas Smith for 250 acres for 5 persons 1 
Elizabeth Kewer, Thomas Smith, Sarah Smith, Jane Smith A 

Ibid —< i r. "ranted to Leift. Coll. Cornelias Loyd for 300 aci 
persons vixt. Wit! y* Sooldior, Thomas Lewea, Lewes Morgan, Two 
men «Se Susana a inaide servant. These six assigned to Bartholemew 

Ibid. — Cert/, granted to Robte Woody for 50 acres for tr*osportati« 


Ibid. — Certf. granted to Thomas Willoughbv Jun' for 800 acres for 16 

persoos ti*i. Mary Bennett, AllexnniliT Bell, John Bell, John Gore-. Joseph 

Toogood, Peter Rauden, James Wi. third, Richard Draper. John Mipki^llen, 

Ham (Fell, Paul Trigge, Grace Trigg, John Sarridge, Daniell Snoddy, 

itthew Hancocke ds George Hill. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to John Rigge for 100 acre* for 2 persons tie. Mary 
Sburlocke it .John Rigge. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Elizabeth Sibley fid. for 650 acres for 13 persons 

TS. Mary Evens. Barbara Carter. Anne Black*. .Farm.* Milirent. David 

Soot! inas SI i re we, Allexander Macke Allestre. Andrew Wolson, 

•ireene, John Peaie, Arthur Watson, William Hall, Thomas Dunton — 

all assigned to Jasper Hndgkinsoo. 

16 May 1653. — Certf. granted to Giles Collins for 100 acres for 2 per- 
sons ris. Nathaniel Wilson & .John Events. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Rohte Powea for 250 acres for 5 persons viz. 
Bobte Powes sen., John Pawns, Mary Tudinan, James Miller & William 

Ibid, — Certf. to John Custis (45) for 1 00 acres for trans, of Davy Tompson 
sk George Such. 

Ibid, — Certf. granted to John Godfrey for 50 acres for trans, of one 
tnaide servant assigned to him by John Holla 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Simond Cornix for 630 acr.-s for 13 persons vz. 
Jane Comix. Martha Comix. 4c William Corniz, Thomas Comix, Jane 
Simons. William Patience, George Lawsou. P dimmer Bray, John Jennings, 
John Sealey. Thomas Gregory, John Turner >v; John Brooke. 

15 Jmtt 1653. — Certf. granted to (ii urge kumpe for 200 acres for 4 per- 
sona vs. Dorothy Wincoth, Peter J fobn Blunt & Nathanell Gibbs. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted lo William Robinson for 200 aeies for 4 pel 

m Robinson sen, Wm Robinson Jun', Susanna Robinson & Daniell 
Makey (assigned to George KVmpe). 

15 Aug. 1653. — Certf. granted to George Gleane for 250 acres for 5 per- 
son* — vizU himselfe, Mary his wife, George Claue y'ynnger {tic). Anthony 
Clarke St Anne Maston. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to William Johnson (46) for 50 acres for trans, of 
f ranees Thompson. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Mary Burro was for 100 acres for 2 persons vz. 
John Townsend & Elizabeth Chuckett. 

11 Xov. 1653. — Certf. granted to John Taylor for 350 acres for 7 par- 
sons vz. Wm:Savige, Anne Savige, ffran: Savigo. Rohte Savigu, Win: 
Kings. Joseph Dozerell & Mary a maide servant. 

S. — Certf. granted to Simond Ovei rchant, for 450 

acres for trans, of 9 persons vizt. Win. Amlrcwes. ilarhye kellv. Amu; 
Breake. Christian Christians.:. Margaret t Sibble. Wm : Hill. TheophUtU 
Rogers. Addam Christiaiico «v K itherine Ealc. 

Ibid. — Certf. to John fflucb for 50 acres for his own transportation. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Richard Joancs for 50 acres for trans, of John Make- 

Ibid. — Certf. to John Smith for 250 acres for 5 persons vz. himselfe, 
Anne Smith. Gyles Smith, John Chase & Thomas Duke. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Lemuel Mason, gent., for 250 acres for 5 persons. vixL 
Bobte Bucklar. Thomas Wilmot. James Meroy. Phillipp Browne & Blacke 

Ibid. — Certf. to Christopher Rivers for 150 acres for 3 persons vz. Anno 
Jackson, William Morris it Thomas Morgan. 


f rfificntes of Head Jiightt, Vd. 



Certificate* of Head Rights, Ya. 


IK d i ■ C f t & tO JlSM John mm for 3(M) acrr* for fi persons viit. Mi 
garni liuv, EQinbMh Hogfceij Elisatwth Wlmb ho Prescott, Ric 

ard Joanes A .?ohn Owen*. 

I 6 Jau. I 668. — Certf. to Richard Joanes for 100 acre* for Charles lit 

A Chariot Wihtb. 

15 Fiti. 1653. — Certf. to Thomas Greene for 500 acre* for 6 persooi 
Jane Harvey, Thomas Harvey, John Haule., William Scott, James Br 
•hawe A Tbomai Browne. 

IS Mar. 1608. — Certf. to Thomas Daynes. gent., for 300 acre* for 
person* — Mary J»ck»<ui, Kilward Deuse, Rohert Meale, Joane Porter, 
Thomas Potts* & Ed ward Barnes. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Lancaster Lovett for 100 acres for 2 persons — Ar 
Hunter A Gabriell Johnston. 

18 Apr. 1664. — Certf. to Moses Linton for 200 acrei for 4 persona 
Penelope Gilbert, John Bradshawe, Dorothy Bright A Augustus Addison. 

Ibid, — Certf. to Richard Wsthurst for 200 acres for Allexander Rose, 
Daniel! Maswillo, Donugh Gomogh A Margarett soulemau. 

22 June 1 054. — Certf. to Richard Conquest, gent., for 100 acres for John 
Gray A Sarah .Miller. 

15 Sept. IG54. — Certf. to Edmund Bowman, a/chant, for 450 acres for 
Mitrgarett Bowman, Sarah Bowman, Garthred Bowman, (Francis ' 
Elizabeth Durham, John Ayagin (or Agatjin), Davye Line, Jam- M 
Mary Price. 

Ihtd.— Certf. to John Pigott (47), m 'chant, for 150 acrea for Richard 
Goldstone, John Aylett A Richard Gardner. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Thomas Wright for 300 acres for Mathew Smith, John 
Mugdewdl, Jane skate, Mary Ralph, Thomas Ward A Matbewe Roods. 

21 Sept. 1054. — Certf. to Ctpt. Thomas Willougbby for SOU acres for 
Alice Willouirldiy, Thomas Willougbby, Elisabeth Willooghby, Edward 

liet.'lirr. Edmund Dowhmd A TbotDSS Gee- 

Ibid. — Thomas Bridge (4H) for 2.50 acres for Thomas Pickrell, Will 
Griffen, John Mickey, William Stanley A George Armestrong. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Lemuel Ma-m. m-nt., for 50 :icres for trans, of Mabill 
a maid servant A assigned to y* Capt. Willoughhy. 

15 Nov. 1664. — Certf. to Henry Soaybj for 100 acres for Ann Hewea A 
Richard Power. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Timothy J uea (Ivet) for 100 acres for himself A Mar- 
gun.-te lii- h{| . 

15 Jan. 10.54. — Certf. to John Greene for 200 acres for Rich a id Greene, 
katherine Greene, ffraiicis Teeling A Abigail Turner. 

15 Feb. 10.54.— Certf. to Jatne* Thelaball for 200 acres for Authonj 
Wilkinson, John Glover, John Griffen A Anne Neale. 

Ibid. — Certf. to same for 100 acres for John Milligeu A Anne Matteo- 

16 Apr. 1655.— Certf. to William Langley (19) for 50 acres for John 

15 Nov. 1655. — Certf. to Ilenery Westgate for 250 acres for John Browne, 
Morgan Joues, Mathew Henderson, Ellen Westgate, hi* now wife, * 
Thomas Woolmer w eh said Tho: Woolmer was formerly pved due by oath 
of] Mr. Mason. 

4 Jan. 1G55. — Certf. to Josias Townseud for 100 acres for himself & hit 

Ibid. — Certf. to Jn° Johnson for 100 acres for himself A Jane his wile. 

Ibid.—; Certf. to George Johusou for 50 acres for his owu trans. 

Certificates of Head Might*, Va. 


ni. to Tho: Hallaway for 150 acre* for Alice Coley, 
" A Margaret Riall. 
-Certf. to Stephen Key for 250 acres for himself, Elizabeth his 
Vim: Buck* land. And by Lanill Gankin for 2 persons Elizabeth 
A Jamas Mullekens. 

i*. 1655.— Certf. to Capt. Aran: Emperor for 250 for John Town- 
Charles Blancberell. Jn° Scott, Elisabeth Churchu A Elizabeth 

Certf. to Mr. John Martin for 550 acres for Daniel I loser, 
midleton, fran : Gray. Hen : Smith. Simon Cooks, dorethy Mason (50), 
idersbe. Wm: Blacke, Dauid anderson, Wm: shave A Heudrick 

Ayr. 1G56,— Certf. to Mr. Robert Butt for 150 acres for Andrew 
res. Bar tho: Brail A Margnret Allen. 
May 1656. — Certf. to James Simons (51) for 100 acres for James 

n & Ju* Webster. 
Nov. 1656. — Certf. to George Kempe for 50 acres for Eliz: Led cole. 
*»«£ — Certf. to W": Brasnett (52) for 50 acre* for his Wines transport. 
Jan. 1656. — Certf. to Ben: forby for 150 acres for James Damater, 
: nelwu 4 Elisabeth Leese. 
Fab. 1656. — Certf. to Lanka«ter Lonett for 200 acres for Richard 

iomas starbrirlge, Elizabeth Pall & Elizabeth Thornedon. 
Junt 1658. — Certf. to Jane Home, widow, for 100 acres for Edward 
wne & Mary healhly. 

bid. — Certf. to linger fonntlyne for 100 acres for himself & Miry 
{hi his wife. 

Aug. 1658. — Certf. to Elizabeth Stratton, widow, for 300 acres for 
eabeth Waikim. Will Damson, Edmund Moore, Elenor Edwards, 
leJI freevsll A Jn"powcr. 
'HA. — Certf. to Wm. Broocke for 200 acres for himsclfe, his wife A 2 

bid.— Certf. to Mr. Tho: Willonghby for 200 acres for 4 persons, riz. 


S Sept. 1658.— Certf. to Mr. Edward LLoyd for 1500 acre* for 30 

M rizt. — 

Jn* La hazart 

Jn* Kirkson 
Jn* dWonseany 


Jn" * Scotchman 
Alice Lloyd 

Alice Paine 
Donach Oquirin 
Donach Oswillwaine 

inando Batte 
Rich : Moahe 
.in" Boubs 
Math: fisher 
meo Broadway 
At, ii (ioald 
Patrick Scott 

Donach Ochosse 
James Elliott 
Jasper m dtwised 
J ran Bennett 
Ann Scapes 
^^— Trpwefl 

Edward Deana 

liiel Silm ■ i 
William .ln°»on 
Marmaduke Warrington 

100 acres for Wm: Merrida A Ann 

p aiaV— Certf. to Thos: Dier for 

Jo. I. 

r bid. — Certf. to Mr. Wm: Daynes for 300 acres for Hugh Bibion, Bridget 
■rards, Martha Stocks, Dane a Welchman, Wm : an Irishman A Tang 

if. to Mr. Tho : Browns thelder for 200 acres for Briggett 
Itggft, Alice Michell, Ellin Pro ban A Martha Harry. 


Certificate* of Head Right*, Per. 


Ibid.— Certf. to Mr. Wm: Vascombe (53) for 200 acres for Willi* 
VatoeDing. Steuen Marks, Donach Rrvan 4 Martha Dnien. 

15 Feb. 1 658.— Certf. to Mr. Wm : Sloseley for 250 acres for Rice Jo 
Wm: Coxcraft. Andrew fri*lfi, Ann Comfort «fc Joseph (blank). 

U Apr. If.jf).— Certf. to Mr. Thoi Edmunds (54) for 400 acre 
himself. Brigett his wife, katherin it Elizabeth Edmunds his 2 daugti 
Jn° ic Richard Edmunds, Alice Raker & Ann Graante. 

Ibid. — Certf. to George Ashall for 300 acres for Roger Heywanl, 
Lowe, Jearaes heath. Robert Ashle, Penelope Rrowne £ (blank) me 
Ibid. — Certf. to Mr. Edmund Bowman for 500 acres for Tho: 
Rich: Kills. Jo* Kelley, Margaret Jones, James Bonn, Rich: Wa 
Howell (blank), Jose Jenkins & Bryan Goodull. 

15 Aug. 1659. — Certf. to Wm. QoM s mh fl for 200 acres for his 
Thomas Stanley, Lidia Richardson it Rich: Hartwell. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Mantissas Porter for 300 acres for 6 peons viit. 
By Mr. Ju* Porter sen' Catherin Barrek 

" Mr. Jn° Porter Jn* Arthur Steeuens 

" Tho: Cart wright Luke Bona 

" Tho: Alexander himself & Ran: Jones 

•• Wm: Goldsmith Rich: Bachelor 

6 persons in all. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Mayor Lemuel Mason (tie. qu. Major*) for 200 i 
for John S I'ho: lluriietL, Jonothaii Ganiett & (blank) Burfeii 

Ibid. — Certf- to Adam Keeling for 150 acres dan bil IV. 
Keeling for ii:iiih|i. of Lucasquenesero, Qriffin l'rier & Jn* Raspe. 

It". Aug. 1659. — Certf. to Mr. George Bateman for 700 acre* for 
Bateman & his wife, Anne Jennings, f< mces Dowries, these 4 to 
Massy ; Thomas Nuwton fW), Wm : Cooper, Joane Mew & Thomas Hi 
— these 4 to Mr. Biggs; Dariiell B • dam Bellamy, Richard 

Jn* Strong, .hi* Mackay & Johu aiBBMOsV 

Li IW>. li.V.i.— Certf. to Mr. Edward Ball for 250 acres for Ju* 
Rich: Knappe, Mary Dawn, Ann Williams it Rich: Dudley. 

i m„, LOW.— Certf, to George Tattoej for 000 acres for himsell 
wife & two children. 

Ifi May 1661. — Certf. to Abraham EUiol fbt 250 acres for bims 
Alice bis wife, Elizabeth Elliot his dauthr, Alice Elliot his dauthr it 

L5 Oct. 1 661.— Certf. to William Wilson for 50 acres for Robert Mi 

Ibid. — Certf. to Michuell Laurduer for 250 acres for Jain 
Sarah Edicke. Rich: & uicholas willium* & Auu Breale. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Mr. Tho: willuujjhby for 350 acres for Ann lb 
Margaret Jones, Eliz : Dauis, Eedy wormer. Mary Hill. A negro boyi 
Jack & a negro woman called Joaue. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Tho: Harding for 350 acres dew to said Hardis 
Walter Huckstepp for truusp. of Ann Moore, Robt : Backer, Jn" 
Walter Huckstepp, Edw: Huckstepp, Ann Huckstepp & Jn* Relse. 

11 Nov. 1661.— Certf. to Richard Joanes for 300 acres tor The 
Burke, Morgan Walking*. Elizabeth Wascote. John Harris, Dots 
Jakey & Murgarett M y singe. 

Ibid.—Cttii. to Richard Smith lor 50 acres for trans, of David 

Ibid- — Certf. to ffruueis fflcetewood for 50 acres for John Mouli 
■•signed by Thomas Harding. 

Certificates of Head Rights, Va. 


G61. — Certf. to Edmund Bowman for 200 acre* for Joane 
ell Meech, Kobte : Briggs &j Walter Turner. 
15 Apr. 1662. — Certf. to flVaiicia Sayer (66) for 100 acres for James 
' de Elizabeth Lanes. 
Vov. 1662.— Cenf. to Richard Selby for 250 acres for himself & 4 
vixL Lebo, Bensc. nanne. & Dieku m d — himself & ouu negro Leboe 
over to Wm: BaBiieLt. 
j Apr. 1663.— Cartf. to Joan Yates, widdow, for 100 acres for Abell 
ellen & John Sparkea. 

An*. 1663.— Certf. to William Capps for 200 acres for Edward Ilar- 
Edwanl Templeman, Aunt* Lu Marque & Duk a Ne^ru. 
Ibid — Certf. to Win : Buaiiutt for 150 acrea for his wife, Martha ffeu- 

& Fcacltopu Burt. 
Plan*. — Certf. to John Bray for 200 acres for Johu Bruye, Richard 
Thoiuua 'lull & Elizabeth Barnes. 


James Thelehall, a man of some standing In the Colony and a Chnreli- 
, was a French Hugonot, and married Elizabeth, daughter of Lieut. 
MunD, by whom he lcf t sons Francis and .James and daughters Mor- 
and Mary. Hi> will dated 9 Apr. 1692 was proved 15 Sept. 1088. n 
dated in 1702, was proved In 1709. 
Will of John Godfrey. I Inled 5 Auk. 170H, pr... 13 May 1710, 

wife Mary, sons Matthew & William ft dan*. Ainli- & Anne Godfrey ft 
wife of James Whithurst; Wit. Richard BuLt, Jr.. Daniel 0o< Erey, Moaea 
8amp» Power. (Rtgluer.m. z., fo. 159b.) His iryOodtn*/ 

Izabcth River, by Deed of Glfi dated 15, recorded 18 Aug., 1717, given dau. 

1 1 itching* of Princess Ann. mnrriur, two negroes. Wit. 
alel II -I II utchlngs * Cat terlue Godfrey- 

Thomas Wlliougbhy. gent., wan the only bob of Bnalgn Thomas Wllb'by, 
was horn S5 Dec IGIJ'.'. and educated at tin- Merchant Tul 1 - School. Lon- 
. is Jan. 18890 ' r1 ' 1 ' rather, Bnalga Thoa WUloby, merchant, 
Prosperous* in 1010, and was 23 years of a«e In 1C2i-3 ( I 
II" Is thought by Mr. F.. E. Salisbury (Critic, op. eil.j to huvn been 
i the son of Thomas Will.. fVeteringham, Kent ind the grand* 

'TlMinia* WUloughhy i>t Draw Rochester. Certainly it Thorns* w I Hough- 
if Rochester, aged 87, was a passenger, July 1«2<5, on ship Peter and John 
.inla. and. as he Is spoken of as an old settler returning to the Colony, 
cannot doubt that be waa Uie emigrant of sixteen years before ( Virginia 
Icrwm. p. 46, Svirist.vry't Calender of Va. Slate Paper*). He waa a proml- 
in ta y. a Member of the Council and a large landholder. 

II which follows la no doubt that of the widow of either the elder or 
Thomas Wlllougby, probably the latter:— 
\a1 Sarah'' 1 . Dated IS Sept. 

17 Peb, I«;::t; "Two children Thomas and Elizabeth wlUoughby sole 
A Exrs ft they to be In care ft tuition of Lemuell Mason, Jn > PnrU-r. 
w*m s in whom J request to bee ouerseers ft said 

inewtont are of the Estate, butt nothing 

W**OVt Consent ol taiil Lei Mason I wj L'orter »r. A Win. Porter; 
iter Elizabeth all apparel! * Child bead Llouen ; leer a moreolng 

Hie Glrle susanna a Cow ft to haue her well Oloathedj Wit. Eli.- 
1. francis Mason and Margaret Mason. 
■efen-nc* t*> my friend Mr. Inland L Duncan of. Lewlsham, a gentleman 
rhly coureraaul with Kentish topography anil . he assures me 

there Is not and ha* nerer t>i en, Mich a place as ■■ Draw Boeheater." and 
•geaC* the probability that this has been :> clerical or typeaetter*a error in the 
f RocheXtr, and calls my attention to the following pedigree, 
4* the Visitation of 1818, In the ArcblologlaCoullana, and which Is repeated 
Berry's Ken* Genealogies fj>. 9; :— 


Certificate* of Head Itighta, Va 


V KENT. Utfl. 

Qsarttrly. 1 * 4, WUlofaMt , Frrity, O ft As. ; 2 ft 3, nrimUng. a Ckarroa 
batn-rea 3 Urlaeta. 

Thoma« WUloughbT, rx antloua -Alicia fllU Tko. 
faalUa inpTlncla I.lotolDl«o»l. I Wood d* Hadit y 
Sacr* Thrologta PYeaaor et ! In co. SalT. 
UfOUUI KofieMi*. 

Tboma* wlHoojrliby^Joaiiiiii m. 
de H'jlnnjburT. et. iinicn limr 

Joha'i Kremlin* 
de Maidstone. 


nupta ■ 

FremHas=Ki.i)mi.» fll. 
WUIouihbyj Kl«- Brew 

■ruiougkbr ki« 

dc OtUoh de : 
01. «« Bat. I 


Petra*=MarUia II. 
WUItMighoy I H<-i I 
da Addlagtoa. I de Tkanet. 






Arch: Caatiana. VoL I 

A very hasty search of tin* Calendars of the Prerogat I w Court of i 
gave me three w ills of the Thomas Wllloughbys, which follow, and of « 
first Is certainly that of the Dean In question whose name heads, the i 
and the putative grandfather of the emigrant: the second la perhaps bis; 
Thomas, who married Joanna Kremlin* (Chidington and Watrtngbury are< 
a few miles apart in the southwestern part of the County) ; he names only ! 
i. bat possibly the two younger daughters predeceased their father; 
third will teams, however, beyond a donbt to be that of the grand-- 
of the Dean, as given iijrec, but Its superficial nature, as a imncup 

will, forbid* any certainty h- ta ^ In tlier or not it t- in Ian 

from bis voyage of ten years before, to his native land to die. The * 
where" <if toe will may, or may nut. refer to hi* possess tons In Viririula- 

in- -lion is a most interesting one, and will probably be capa 

1681. Thomas WHIoughby thelder. Dean of Rochester 1 July 1591; To 
buried in tho body of Cathedral Church of Rochester next unto Dean 
OttSSOr. & a stone of marble 4 s script or writing engraved in 
Thomas all my latin Greek 1 Bbrewe books A- he to br i 
to his Bother, in. wif.-; son-in-law Edward Manning of Grave* Inn A my 
Anne Maniilnj : n in-law Jeff. Downes, my dau. Alice Downes ft be 
BdWSrd, inv dML Mannings son; wife Alice; son Kdw. Manning 

• 18 May 1682 to relict Alice the Eior being deed, (ab 
U.j P. C C Tirwt 

1696. Thomas Wllloughbye of Chiding Kent, Esq.. lyelng 

house in the fellrts near* Lincoln* Jnne In Co. Mtdflx., heins nick in Body* 
make all last will <fc Testament noncnpative in foil--.. 
children I badd by her to whom 1 hane not geven anye tillage by 
hnuc Surplusage of sale of land* 4c & by profltts of suebe leases as J 
qasatbed I mads rnto oerteyue personnel In trust; Pro. -'• Juiv 159$ b 
nun M of her Atty. Thomas white NT. P. C. C Dr 

I6S6. Memoraudam that Thomas Wtllonghby late of Osthamt in thei 
Kent, gi )ii!riii;in. deed., being slcke 4. weak* In body, with an h 

bis last will & Testsment nuncupative, or by word of i lib. did i poi 

li- lug Lhi Three ."i. Twentieth Dale of April!, one thousand fill bun- 

- t-r .V speaks the words following; or the like in effect, the said Mr. 
ibj sjpeanngto Mr. William Brewer, who then i left blin. d« 

o CA1J Id his wife, Mrs. Julitm vTUluuichby, 4 his brother Mr. 
longhby, «. nine In, said to ber Jilt. J make thee m; wh 

give you all the goods J have heST or ante where els for my children are 

• I am indebted to the courtesy of Mr. H. F. Waters tor ibo abstract of thb In 


t i nlioii i< probaldy Intended, a village In the southwest part of the County neat 
stone, and not far from Chidlngton and Wairingbtuy. 


Certificates of Head Itight*, Vu. 


i J know yon will have a care of them. Which I M nor declared 

intent abouesald In !!■>• p .1 Mr. William Brewer A the Mid -Mr. 

■ : p.( e ::. 

Mr. Edward Hall was one of the Commissioners for the Co. In 
ry In * teller recorded 16 Oct. of tliat year says of him. " wf Hull J luarc 

♦3. Una- I li'ti name ut Court, according to Act of Assam 

ipjto England. 9 .Ion. 1641. 

of lilchard Hargrauc. seyr., aged fill years or there Kb ut. 
itwu a servant to mr. Henri] Say well deed ftc. Bwon 

: Rotterdam, of Irish extraction, waa In Noi 

Virginia. In 1M0. He had six Mm TboOMWOf Balihn b* 

of I. on (a taveru ke> vhosodao^i 

Argoll Tcordk-y sou of the Governor, a' ami Johu. William 

of Virginia, John, the son, was Sheriff of Northampton Co. in 1604 & 

era! during Ion h - estate <>f Lrltngton on 

Shore nn Its name to toe well known Custis Mtato near Wash- 

It is probably .m J ■. ho occurs, being the only 

far «» the writer is aware, of the family In the Norfolk Court Ke- 
In a I.L-c of TUbablea in Accomack < o. 1660, occur CoL Jn" Custis 7 in 

ift. Win .i rt It*.C. Book- I. , 

W1U of William Johnson, tailor, dated 1 Oct.. was pro. 17 Nov. 1666; 
his a children William. Kichard ft Maty, friend Stephen Horsey, Mr. 
Teats, brother Mr I'hillip* in Marke Lane ( London) , friend 

atom Maaoa Bxor- ; W Pcad ft Tb : 8tanUJg- CM 


■ 4 Attorney from ffrancls Writes of St. I'liles-in-thf-flelda. co. 

t of Virginia, Merchant ft CM 
:<i recover d< Dated 7 Sept. 1652 ft 

.M.J Wl i ii 

if tatdoio of i dated I Lpt pro. 15 May. 1060; names 

UTJ &■ Sii»ainia Uoaw i , SODfl of 

■ •.■. (Trances Hancock' o last 

years schooling to grandson^ Simon, 9 amm i Edward ■■ li-'orge, 
of William Hancockc; bods Robert I Sinn d Bancockc Res Legs & Exors; 
trrswny & sonri Simon Wit. Ed ley & Ju D 

'. 96.) 8hc had evidently boon for- 
ly the wife of Simon Han. led In 1624 f SI t note 18). 

u Roger IttetchiT <>( Uontmi in New England, mcr- 
i Thomas Bridge, merchant, for nil debts in Cull" 
"a. dai :6I« at Boston. Witnesses Robert Child S. Dan : Go 

so out that Roger ffletcher t, Is cast away 

the caanaUty or the Sea, comelng fr im now England hi lb r. ftc i I torn- 
gran' ioma-1 Hi: id decedents eat dfeofthe 

Thomas Bridges was In the Muster of 1684, aged 19 years, then at Capt. 
plantation at James City. He came out in the Marmaduke In 
int. fJI 

I. sou of Will in m Laugley, Planter, of Co. of Lower Norf. has 
►fa Cow from Lemuel M anon of same, gent., being Bis god-.onne, 

i '.-irotby Mason whose marriage with Col. Thomas Lambard 
m already noticed. | 

Janus Simons adjudged guard iry, daughter of John Tucker. 

iaffed fru' i rerall j i ar- 

re hltn till 16 years of age & to be :>->'; i Ret 16 Jul} 1694, 
Probably not Identified wlLh the William Basnett who occurs 1661 aud 
i the Utter cUlms head right for wife 17 August 16G3 q. v. 
Tbiitu** Tooker. an Thomas Tooker dee'd, to ba in 

i of WlUiam Vaseoiube for 7 years & Uj be bred to the trade of a Cooper. 
rot. xltix. 18 


Origin of Certain Names ending in •« man." [Apt 

84. Pow from Jn° de Potter of amrtcid' in ys prm 

nvchant. to si- tt Edmunds, wife of Tho: 3 

kn Virginia, vintner, Ac. Uauxl 10 Mar. 1W8 & recorded l- Deo 1668. 

65. Perhmp« I iSi •■ loni ■ \>:cumack Co., whose depo>dUot> 

l««3. then a«cd aboat 8fi yean*. Is found In that Court. (Acs- « i ll<< 

J.) lie occur* with family of two persons In List of Tilnables of that y« 
A Tin i mat Newton also occurs aa early as May 1637 in 
ampton Co. (before the separation from Accomack), had wife Miry in 1G3S* 
waa still living in Feb. 1648-4, but of course uot identical with the preceding. 

Major Francis Bayer married Frances, widow of Mr. (faorgi 
after the death of the latter In 1484, and waa all 

170*1, when inventory of his estate was taken by his widow Frances to WI 
administration was granted. 

Ptirilfte the BHwbtUi Tientj Klitaheth Ganey. ( 8m n,*t on tsifl < 

Margaret L'Ktettman in Mr. li. F. Wwrt't GUtninvs, in this X*nbir o/ 1" 


By Antm:a Amoat Cobma.v, Esq.. of Boston, Mass. 

In the thirty-sixth volume of the REGISTER, July, 1882, page 301 
instances were adduced, chiefly from Burke's General Armory, etui 
iB| that tin- termination man in certain surnames is a corruption 

which is a contraction of enham, this hitter termination 
the last two syllable* of many place-names in England which 
locally pronounced quickly, with the terminal sound of nam. 

Since offering those remarks for publication in the Registt.i:, 
have found in Burke and elsewhere several other such instanc 
and even proof that the termination.-, ham ind man, with the 
lir-t syllable, were sometimes regarded by Heralds as synonyuM 
This is one of the curiosities of nomenclature, and was stranj 
overlooked by Mr. Lower, and, I think, has not been not 
any writer upon surnames. 

Lower, at least in one instance, esteems similarity of arms 
warrant for a probability of common derivation of names 
some resemblance; and this is plainly the finding of Burke. 
in our early records are several instances of the two termination 
man and nam, used for the same family and even for the 
individual. It may therefore I u Iiojh.n1 that the present a: 
be found of sufficient genealogical interest to be deemed worthy 
place in the Register. 

In his " English Surnames " Lower says " Buckmaster, Buckmat 
and others, "were probably servants to the 'Parker,' and had 
enre of herds of venison." It is possible that such an oc 
may have been the origin of the name of Buckman in some instanc 
— but we have the name of Bucknam in New England ; and Mr. 
Savage mentions " Joaes Bucknam m. in 1673," and in vol. xnviii. 

1 vi. % . Origin of Certain Barnes ending in *' man.' 


of the ICk-iistku, in the "Soldiers in King Philip's War," the Rev. 
Mr. Bodge gives the name of Joscs Buckman in L6T€ — evidently 
time individual named in Savage, Buckn/rm ; and in vol. xli. 
of the Keoistkk, Kev. Mr. Bodge speaks of "Buckman (or Buck- 
nam)." Buckenham is a pariah in Norfolk, Eng., and it is highly 
probable that that place gave its name to a family, descendants of 
which contracted it to Bucknam, sometimes written Buckni.-m. 

Burke gives "Churtmanur Chartnam," "Chippenham orChipmnn," 
and C<>denliam, Codham and Cod nam, which hitter three have Btl 
lilaxity in arms, and we have Codnam and C<xlman for the same 
is in early Nt u England records. Other instance of the 
nf Codnara titan those noted by me in vol. xxxvi. have been 
found by Mr. Ogden Codman, Jr., Codnam tyyetring more fre- 
quently than Codman. 

In bit " English Surnames " Lower tays, "from Dean came Den- 
man." Perhaps so, directly, in BOOM instances, but also indirectly 
i.'h Den ham ; — for Burke gives "Den man or Dtt j and 

die latter form is more likely to M ■ OUmipilon of Denham lliuti of 
Demuan, and a Den man bears the precise arms of a Deuham ;— ar. 
afeair. between three lioni heads eraned gu. 

Burke gives Dowman and also Downam, both of Yorkshire, and 
with arms nearly similar. Downam must have been originally 
Dowuham — analagous to Denhnm and Glenham — and not Dowman ; 
lor what occupation or residential locality could give rise to the latter 
name? Downham, however, is found bearing different arms, bat 
this is not proof that Downam was not originally Downham ; while 
there is every probability that Dowman, being found in the same 
county with Downam, and bearing nearly the same arms, has the 
lame descent. 

" Dymon or Dyman" bears arms very similar to two families of 

" Elyman or Ellingham " is one of the many curious instances in 
the "General Anaorv," where very different forme of name — in fact 
different names — arc apparently assigned to the same family ; — 
though the cause of mutation is here very evidently traceable through 
the pronunciation of the older form, with the g and h silent, as El- 
linam, and Lite confusion of that with Elliman sometimes written 
Ellyman or Elyman. Other variations from the same original name 
re given, with some resemblance of arms, in Elynam and Elvngham. 

iham. Gleman or Glemham" is another curious instance. 
It is worth noting here that the London Notes and Queries of 
Jan. 11. 1890, gives a most carious instance of the termination 
man, wrongly written, instead of en It am in a place-name, by an 
illiterate parson so late as 17'J7. This reverend dolt wrote "South 
lofman * for South Luffenham ! 

Lyroon or Lynam " is found in Burke, and in New England we 
ive both Lyman and Lynam. These names unquestionably de- 
re their origin from some place named Lyueham or Lynham. 


Origin of Certain Name* ending in " man." [April, 

Lower, in his " Patronymica Britannicn," says that Longman, Nev 
man, Potman, "explain themselves." Hud he enlarged upon New- 
man he would have doubtless said that the original bearers of thi* 
name DM11 Btlj, htfl Wen jiori" homines. lint «c find tl 

Newman of Devon, Newman of Kent, and Newman "(gnu 
HUlj," each bear arm* very similar to those of Newer: 
BfowSMQ : proving probably that in these instances the pedigree 
trace<l to Lad, while preparing 'bis article 

prMt, and since making this note concerning Newman, I hai 
chanced to rind t >58, Northamptonshr 

Queries, vol. iv., put 2."-, Mr. II. H. Crawley, in reply toareqt 
of Mr. A. S. Newman for evidence to show the identity of 
Neirbem, Newnhnm and Newman, gives a lift of tea instances 
such evidence, the first of which is sufficient for quotation her. 
William Newnham, lord of Lamport'.- manor in Thcnford, a brothe 
in-law of . v it William Mantell, is written ''Newman" and 
nam '* in )"<• liuke of Purston Mcde, quoted by Baker. 

Two Pakemans and Pakenhnm are found in Burke, each 
ar. tteo bars gu., with other charges of much resemblance ;- 
Pakrman with nuns -inular to Packam. "Putman or Put 
also. " Shipman or Shipham" was a grant of 1581, and this 
that three hundred years ago, and more, these two forms were col 
sidered by Heralds synonymous, evident corruptions of the 
original name. Sb on, Shippenhara or Miipcnham — Shipmw| 

being obtained through the confusion of man and nam in the con- 
tracted corruption, Sliipnam, and Sliipham through the strange [ 
excision of the middle syllable of the original name. 

In volume xzxviii. of the Reristf.r, in a note on page 442, under 
a list of names containing that of Eliah Tottingham, Kev. 
Bodge says, "' IUjah Thatham of Oborne' was what the clerk modb 
out of Elijah Tattinghom of Woburn. The name ap|>ears elsewhere 
as Totenham and Totman." 

Both Wadlinm and W adman bear three roses ar., though dif- 

The arms of WaUham and Walshmnn contain each " i 

In the Calendar of Wills, Court of Husting, London, Part' 
[i. 713, appears " Waynam or Wayman." 

In volume xxxix. of the Register, Mr. Waters, in the ; 
pedigree, ha- " Francis Wyrdman son of John Wyrdman of < 
ton in co. Berks." Burke does not give Wyrdman, but he doee 
give "Wirdnam (Charlton, co. Berks.)," — and as Mr. W 
tin; pedigree, giving the form Wyrdman, "is from the V 
Hampshire, H' >1." ibis is another proof of heraldic coi of the 

terminations nam and man. 

Finally we find that Wiseman (Middlesex), bearing precisely the 
same arms as Wisnam, may not be descended from a remarkable 
sage; as would probably have been the opinion of Mr. Lower. 


Notes and Queries. 


» Ron ox Sauraft E&stoki ■■•«. Tux Viugixia CoacPAireai i.o.vdoh 


n> which 1 am going to ^k. it seem* neceswary thai 
me of the reason* why Bmltb ■'•■ of 

England and the Summer Isles" should not be accepted, in 
as the «ti i irly English colonic '•• >rth 

rhy the rnanatrcr* ot ompany of London and those who 

F*o thi* o'ntiiry and devoted their Urea to planting a Protestant nation 
iU»t» erre our eternal grntitudi and why 

Mistake In Ji . on 

~l rrirl. i 

at " the v, - is BOonost abused by him that 

i ich in In ■ 
an natiin 
• oral of the numerou Ich were to a dons 

i England. It la evident tnat hla personal narrative could not D In- 

by other members of th< I in Virginia ( 1607-1609) or by the 

I Ikt hand, although >• u I know • ■ 

iat extern b \ Ids poaitloi I by 

» natural to be waa indorsed by members of i> 

and that his leading position in favor of the first form of goi I 

'..Mimed by James I., was indorsed by those who regarded the King 
loo. It Is also reasonable for Bfl to ton [and other 

nan Catholics because it ct n. fhi 

hi, and conveyed a very narrow-minded the 

(Protestan. And In ctionlt must be borne In mind. 

•am required of the colonists under the lint Corn of 

n oath i>l allegiance 
k) of the first Parliament of James I., which oath did 

necessarily exclude English Catholics from tin colony, a> there was a 

i the lawfulness of taking It. and some 
at arr rginia under the Brat charter 

-charter ;!» protested against, was much more rigid, — 1 1 >■ ■ 

i oath of supremacy to be taken b; 

jerries, — and i tcluded all papists I i i Mlony 

i plant inla Company of London as no 

tiosc, and other things, furnish i 
•o why Catholics should favor his opposition to this company, as. all 

mda, thej were objections all the tai 
*hat probs' imltu's wrltlngi made 

favor cle for his claims, chargi ict that he 

praix-d the © ored the taking possession tb< 

proceeding*," was one • 
orally appealed - of critics. 

meed on varionr. Inflnenc • ani it U not at all 
w exactly why. or w whal extent, he was In- 

lbyanyom- of ! d.-t"i •. >rd trnth ; Impartiality a 

idamental qualities of an historian, Heme 

hi." \ml in ordi r to place :i a 
e, it is of the Hr^t Importance to regard the motives 
i Influenced orcompilers. A - an old maxim expresses it: 

■K^r.l 1lir writer'' Hid, 

8tac mora than U»ey intend." 

what we need to know is : Waa it really Smith's end. or motive, to write 
Kew Engine Manifestly it was not. Ills primary 

J w»» «/>r i rath with Impartiality * i • ■ it n a* to 

nf a faction in Virginia, and Bfl 
reganile tun ami disparage the acts of those 

had him removed from office, of those who finally established the colony, 


Notts mid Queries. 


and to take to himself the credits and honors which rightly belong. 

to give as much prominence as {yos-llili t*. the experimental period of th* 

}• (K507-1609), and to take nearly all the en 
himself ; to produce the Impression that he founded and left a well eslablf 

Bin: while the chief objo 
deflnlt Inally eaco Comi 

der whose iie colony was really established, wna to cri' 

and belittle their proceedings In almost every way. He places In l». 
" appropriates Iho deserts to himself." events which really hap|»cncd al 
period, and areata which did not happen in Virginia at all. \mi a • 
tratloii will be sufficient to show the Inaccuracy aw) 
acennnt of events after 1R0». The arrlYal -if b ipioi 1 

happened t* 1611, K tin only particular event I a- havln 

in Virginia during rA« peculiar'.-. 

June, [614. anil Hay, 1616— (a period about as long as his own time oi fr 
In Virginia)— when It was rally first beginning to stand on its own 
coming to to it, :it. least, an 1 »i ibllahcd plantation. 

More than one half of Smith's "General] III- iiken up -with 

descriptions, discourses, orations, digressions, criticisms, etc.; »nd morel 
one half of the narrative is devoted to the lirief period. 1 CO*- 1609. 

'I'll. 1 •• Tin- Bummer isles." In •■■■ anwasn"' 

Interested, is the least partisan and most correct. II is claims as to > 

1st as broad as they are as to Smith Virginia, and be I 
on we North Virginia Company, 1 nottheflrsi 

etc.. and he criticises the Pilgrims unite freely; but bis ac 
Virginia Companies and colonists arc much the more objectionable aa 

narrative Id Brolth's pub I sals of two *■ 
are told was compOad trots the writings of otl 
avowedly by him 

The^rsf has In. ii railed on as being the evidence of disinterested 
but some of 1 1 in van sol disinterested, some could not hai 
attributed to them, and sev< ral of the tracts from wl did 

1 to shown 11 bis own Interest audi 

hesitate to insert his own name, or a favorable r 
Miff, where there was docs in the original, "SO that tin- u 1 
misdoubted In thai it la falslAed la part, ue from the untrue 

bin." While the narrative, '-writ with his own hand." — and 
Incss nf his narratives really depends on his own veracity, — 
his own narrative is frequently misleading, prevailed and! 

was not a true iumm. In thajfrs) kind, grave charges are brought ag-< 

dtnont entirely, and takes nearly all 
to himself. " When /went (lot to these desperate designs li 
tori: hire men to go." "In this little lie of Mevta • 

*7 Th to April 3 nl , 1807] • • /have rernalued a good time together to 
md icCreah ny men." Newport was then in command, and 
'• restrained as a piisonsr." 

• Hi v. ih--t he planted Virginia and was set ashore with about an bn 
In the wllde woods." II I ill a prisoner. ' Whore with some thlrty-j 

men and boyes the remainder of an hundred and Ave [this referee* e 1- IQ 
.'. L608, when ho was again a prisoner! against the fury of tin- 
that plantation now in Virginia; which . (here an<j 

ke and more than Bve hundred pound of my me 
The auditors credit lilm wit <n mid yet begin agalne with as 1 

meanes as /did at first • • For all their discoveries . leare of. are | 

>1 mi/ iiwnc >iiwc." "That the most of those fnire plantatlooj 
CrulieS Of mi.v ailvi'iii-irs :»ud disi.ovi'i ' etc etc. 

For the last ilfi "f his life the burden of his song and the I 

his story was how much he had done, how much he had spent, and how I 
had gotten therefor. And " therefore I huniblj entreat your fl 

Smith himself gives quite a fair summary of the idea, or motive, of his 
llcatioiis nnder " the differences betwixt my beginning in Virginia, and the 
cccdlngs of my successors,* In his advertisements for the •■ nnexperie 

rs of Sew England," etc., pp. S-7; ami li 
described by Capt. Gcorgo Percy iu his letter to the Earl of Northomberlr-' 1 

Notts and Querist. 


la In no sense a Atotory. It Is In almost every sense a travesty on 
hletory of the curly English colonization of North America. It, do«s 
an Impartial. faithful and accurate ecooanl of the chart ire, companies, 

r*fl of MBHOTi ox officials; or of 

either in England or Virginia, at any time. Ills motive Is a selfish one. 

ment of this country t»j Pi nit of the Bef ormatton, 

i mm i eto vras largely inspired by old Protestant sol- 

tbe Bcfonnatiou wars. But tot eai ■<. ian, although probably * 

had he«nau oM the Holy Bomarj Empire undi s 

In : and In: won n free lanca In letter* as he had been in war. 
>pai»egi uiider hL« portrait on hie map of Mew England was w 

Buman Catholic; an lap in his history of 

■ k the- increasing power i>f the Jcsni rice,'* 

with a coet-of-arius, naitl i sjan granted to the historian by 

Bothori, one of the leading Jesuits in Europe. The work was pub- 
i under the patronage of a i tbc moat powerful Roman Catholic 

"tflaml. and after the annulling uf the Virginia el I 1024, when 

." party In 1 words 

■irst ndiniuh-traljoti of the Virginia Company, 
enterprise was , - strokes of national policy in 

of tl:. it wee ooi i i" i 1 .' Bpervtalon of the great l. 

i of that period, and under the careful management of the wonderful 
i of affairs who wcr, then spreading abroad the Interests of (irent Britain. 
sr.-i.r i > history given the prime position to Smith (a men ml', .nturen. while 
iiw mi whose protection, supervision and management 
e and the final success thereof was really And as our 

'•ry has been based • -tory. tin- importance of tola 

> and the genius of its managers have been overshadowed In lha World's 

at tee must turn from the picture painted by Smith and his nut lion*, and 
l at the facts of the rait-. The m.nnnp iriug the fmnidv 

l period, both in England ami Virginia, Ilka the manage) •- of all greet ■ 

id to run tin- i oaten nutlet i 

conU-nd with of. tor 

' disaster-, whether of human or divine or! iig earn were open to 

leni, from every source and of every sort; ami v 

re ready to might, could, would or should have 

fortune and And without any proepe 

■bilged to look to the future t< i, and 


imrnd,— tl.. n<l with the Bel ra in the 

nn think that they can mini age affair* better than those at the 

g. Wlthdi:'. i. ns among tin-- red the enter* 

sted against bo man'. qg among 

era. asserting that isc should be matin. » by 

■ndwl tlutt the old inerchnuts were the beet equipped 
mted more cltTgyni- Bile, hut, others 

was an affair of State, and that Church and State affairs 
b< kepi >i|nr.i' With those wAo objtclt'l to the plantation of 

.o Mid that It was •• unjust to take the land from the Indians'*— 

■ >f our i-iiemlea"— the difficulty of 
and of keeping pomi the land — failure of 

- -"Ill reports <• itry" — a continual charge 

'•••rlaluly of profit — " tills age will see no profit," etc. etc. Willi the 
"tori* i fault Under* . with 

U home and doe gladly take all occasions to cheere Ihernsalvee with 

of happy »ucc««>*e In any notion of publike pood, disgracing, both the 
and ic liable enterprise* as whereof they neither know 

tthU r?Can.] the true inlent> ■ " with secret aplea and avowed 

**; wll i»ry advisors ; with the agent! »f Spatnla cor- 

o purchased therewith j with the opu nious 

»; vrltli theail. nnient designed by " ft Sal 

.io tried to i lure from its 1 td nd"to 

Ofl Uielr bad nionayeuietii uud ou the conduct uf several of their agenta 


Notes and Queries. 


In Virginia; with rtlsrhi\rp«>rt employees, deserting planters, and members t 
factions, like those who returned from Virginia \. i In 160 

;ioned in the Hth and 13th Articles of the Charter of 1 
dissatisfied it ml disappointed adventurers who luiil to I r ihnrdaa 

and with opponents of all •■■ 
Pope, mp players, the Spaniard, 
En rwnfi :.— Tin.' colony was located thousand of mu< the base of sna- 

the only means of reaching there was by the small sailln - thme 

tnd the only natural route thereto wan rla the trade-™ km I* and ocean ear- 
whlch pass _li the tropics subjected their small craft to tempota, 

tuirrli 'And the emigrants to " th ;. react 

tin- Spanish West indies made their •• ileto capture bj the S|iauiards 

•' The richness," " the calenture. " "the yellow '-ausafi 

the ratr of mortality to be terrible. Ami as the plague (cholera?) was nyrjaf 
ttk London doting L60S-161I, thnt infection was also bronght. from I 
MUM, into Virgins*. Prior to Jo ol an hundred of 

thu .i ■ v . .,,. i. !fi England reached Virginia alive, and many died aftei laariM 

t!i. i-i . 

In Virginia.— The colony was situated in a malarial country to wbti-h tat 
English being uuaccliuiutcd, caused disease and death ; the country wss dQefl 
trufa I nnmerons, savage, cunning and hostile people, whod< In ambuabaa, 

murders and war-.; and tor thefirst three wsshsaui" 

a v«r> bad Com or Borvnuntot which bred pactions and ca o ss d ansa 

to their owiie ni. 

In 8p In i he country of Virginia was claimed as a part of the Rpesiasj 
Wi^t Indies, on the grounds of prior discovery; <i ; pxiarj 

possession, settlement, etc : and the King aud Council of Spal .lawlii 

I .ipi.'il ol England that they should abandon the- terr 
Spelu; plsi diplomatic obstacle and protest in thi i comtseHf 

threatening to remove tin' >'o|.<u> M toroe, 

'Hi ni' ol i In difficulties, obstacles and troubles which had Ui C* 

met-, some of the true causes of ' the defacements." aud not those ass^ 
Smith. Neither wore the managers •• marplots," or " incompetent," I 
has led us lo suppose. 

ah oi the great companies tor n.-w trade*, disoorerles and . 
that period "i-ir largely under the -nine managers. The] were human 
aud of course sometimes erred ; but their errors were corrected as soon 
out. the causes and causers of faction aud di tly 

snd the ••manifold difficulties, crosses and disast. r>. appointed bj 
providence," tvete mel "with a constant and patient resolution." li i« 
that no great hriMli" had ' ol Amagrddon bad 

fought in lip days of Que< n Kli/.ab«-th; but tin 

of 1 he rii nee of Peace, and the struifirk- \»liich ended In succes* was 
aeoful plane of diplomacy, and the managers thereof are 
DOM to be commended therefor. They did not give way under t bl- 
ind, the disaster* «x rniil and In Virginia, nor to the tl«-iuaio - 
Govs • •■ i i purpose to uphold the enterprise was so strongly rtxed In 
-inn ,ppi and undaunted spirit constant Advcntur. 

around the Virginia Council Hoard at Sir Thomas Smythe's house in 
Lane, London, that they were ucver discouraged and never ceased to yield " 

•a, credit and counseil, from tl to lime, to make new .-up|. ties, eve 

aphold the Plantation. ' 
The Bncaeoots, the EEnguah, . Protectants ha<: me lo 

attein; ulr lu America, and there were fishing stations luNewf< 

and south of 4."/ north latitude along the present Xcw-Knglaud coast ; but 
Qua movement began in England no Protestant nation really held any lot 

the Haw world. And these meu were uot merely 
tin- ion mi the banks of James River.— the contest was really 

uid, backed by the Netherlands snd the Protestant interest*, and 
backeo b] the Hulls of Rome,— and tl support of the 

i. p land and under the supervision of Borne of her greatest statesmen, 
ig Up Brat ilrm hold for a Protestant nation on "a lot or portion la 
• orld ; " they were clearing the way and making possible all that has 
after them ; they were pluullug au English nation where noue before had 

Xottt and Queries. 


I th« English-speaking people, all Protestants, and the citizens of both North 
! South Virginia, still owe them a debt of gratitude, which they have as yet 

no attempt to pay. 

It was a great work, in the prosecution of which jrrent diflkultles. had to be 
; and overcome In England, in Spain, m route and in America— by land and 

i — and the true liinUiry ttu-mf is really grand. It was managed, and I 
atnplished, by great men, with great labor and responsibility, and at great 
It was regarded by them "is in action concerning God, «ntl the 
ent of religion, the present ease, future honor and safety of the Klng- 
t lb* Strrngth of the Navy, the visihle BOM 1 I great n:i«l ri'eh trade, and 

secret blessing* not yet dhy thai] lurkest hours 

iber. MM) they prayed "unto that merciful! and tender Clod, who Is 
i ea*.ie and glad to be intreatcd. tliat it Mould please him to blesse and water 
feeble beginnings, and that aa he la wonderfull in nil hi* works, so to 
this graltie of utO. that it may spread unlill all people of the earth 
the greatnecse and ■ shades nml frnj >f$" aad it has 

. t«i answer their prayer. This nation back to this mot < mi al 
•AH people of the earth admire our greatness : " bimI yet our knowledge of these 
i and of their work has ; d almost entirely from the evidence of 

r opponent* or critics. " Necessity which knows no law " lies at the bottom 
fthi» great for many rears there was really no other evidence arall- 

u* regarding "the Infancy of our State"; but there Is do longer any 
jr. and therefor. - ' no apology, for continuing to Judge these men and their 

ie publications of Capt. John Smith furnish good evidence as to some of the 
tea, trials, criticisms, etc.. with which those on whom the success of 
j>rls* was depending had to contend ; hut tiny do not fanriab impartial, 
, ttr accurate ei Ideate* fur Smith or agalnM others. There is nothing to 
lecting on the characters or motives of those " undaunted 
" who established tl, iish Protestant colony In North America, 

any unfriendly partisan evidence whatever. And it is manifest that the 
rptation of Src enerall Distorle of Virginia, New-England and ilie 

Isles," as the standard authority on the early English onlonltatlan of 

1 America — aa the history of this great Protestant movement— has pot a 
the men ami motives of our first foundation, which is a reflection on 

English-speaking people and Protestant religion, as well as on the patriotism 
• of those who are now enjoying "the shades and the frultc" 
loced by the " graine of seed" which our founders plant' •■!. 
W» are preparlog to celebrate the discovery' by Columbus on which Iheelabna 
] Spain were based; but there Is not a memorial In those l' idled Slates to I 

advancement of God's glory and for the good of their 
try," devoted their time, their talents, and their Uvea i» the first i 

English race and religion on Amerlcau soil. Even the graves of 

iWbodi'il in Virginia arc unmarked and, indeed, unknown. Ami Junics- 

b ihonia be the Protestant Me© acrica, where the But Sm 

. was taken on a lot or |M>i'tU>ii In the New World for a Protectant nation, 
crumbled to decay, and the sacred dust of the martyrs of our genesis U being 
■it to the sea by every falling tide. Hut " fork leas service than theirs 
have bren deemed gods by the ancients, and canonized by the church of 
and Protestants will ••prejudice themselves and the truth ' if they son- 
ic advancers of their standard, and to the martyrs of their 
if they continue u> condemn them, their characters, acts and motives on 
partisan evidence whatever, or without full consideration of 
:he case. 
not mean to insinuate that we should not celebrate the discovery of 
l, beraiiM' it seems to me eminently proper for us to do CO; but I do 
o say, that, while this Is going on, we ought not to lose sight of the dls> 
J by Cabot, on which the claims of England were based; that we should 
those who secured the Orel lot or portion In the New World for a 
oa, and that it Is the duty of the Protestants to cherish at all 
r more so than uow — their own historic interests and incidents, 
loose who were managing the enterprise in England arc now comparer 
ell known; hut we ought to know more than we do of those who came to 
TOL. XLVI1. 19 


jYo/m and Queries. 

North and to South Virginia prior to 1680, and I will be especially grateful 
any recently-fonnd-out Item of interest relative to any of them. I have a g 
deal about a good many of them ; but the men who really eat the colony In America were men of action, and not of words : they were I 
• paper Hirers"; they were not " UMNrartMl protectees "{they Wen 006' 
to bnokcinakclnjr, " ; it wo* not necessary t«> tell them Uiey " writ too I 
and did t "' iiitle"; they left little or nothing In print concerning i 
and we may never be alile to And no ma ought to know about 

them ; but I bellere It to be onr duty to make every effort. 

I am especially anxious to know the parentage, date of birth, something > 
the family history, any item of especial interest, etc. etc., of the followii 

Captain* Ellis Best, Gome Carcw and Edward Harley of the first Ooi 
(1607-1608} in North Virginia. 
Rei Richard 8eymour. 
Master Richard Vine* of North Virginia. 

•ifiui .Tanica and Robert Davis, or Davles. of both North and 

ui Gabriel Archer, who wrote one of the first descriptions In En&Hefc I 
North and, also, of Sonlb Virginia. 

i hrtstopher Newport, Bartholomew Gosnolrt and John Ratell 
commanders of the tirst expedition mb! to Virginia by the Hi 
pany; Edward Maria Wlngfleld, the first President of Geo* 

.all. Matthew Scrivener, Richard Waldo, John Martin (the only man 
protest against the abandonment of Virginia on the memorable morning of Jo 
7. 1* ; ' "t commission as Lleot.-Govemor i 

Virginia was sent), and Francis (afterwards Admiral of New England) I 
"-1609) In Sooth Virginia. 
Isaac Madison, Nathaniel Powell and Robert Tyndall. the first 
veyors of Virginia. A complete list of the surveyors prior to 1C20 is also wso 
Master, or Captain William White, who wrote one of the first descriptions i 

hi Samnel Argall, who was aent ont In 1600 to find a new route 1 
Virginia,— not an unauthorized trading voyage, a* Smith gays. He did 
' bring New England to light" aa 8mlth asaerta that he (Smith) did; bnl 
ad '• a cloud that was settling on the land" in 1613. 

Sir Thomas Gates, the first Governor of Virginia (May, lGOOi | 
Somers, the first Admiral (May, 1609) ; Thomas West, Lord Dc La Warr. | 
first Lord Governor and Captain General (February, 1610};— one of hisaoco 
Trie fho hero of romance -win oJ Warwick," woo hartm fought in the 
and having done wonderful things for his lady love, retired to a cell in the 1 
of Arrlrn and lived the life of a hermit, another i.ichard de 1 

champ (1882-1489), 5th Earl of Warwick, fought three French R 
after the other, mi three »nc< esslve dnve, and overcame each of the 
•Cotton's MS8. Julius. E. It.);— Sir PwdlBMtdo Wenman (B.A. 15:, 
Oxford, K) April, 1609, who came to Virginia in 1610, as Master of tfa 
no L a* "General] of the Hor inlth aavs) : when and whi 

knighted? Sir Thomas Dale, tin ilr-t High Marshall (February. 1611). 
lOted Hat the Smith references to these officers (Oxford Tract, p. 
■" Gi ■ nrie," p. 8i>) are misleading and incorrect as to dates of 

stent, and as to facts. 

Captain Daniel Tucker, who was taken as a prisoner to Bordeaux by a Rr. 
reaael lu January. 1G07. and who placed his chums la the hands of the Ian 
there, etc , an account of which was sent by Sir Thomas Edmonds from 
on Dec. 80, 161*. to Secretory Win wood.— (Smith tells us of somewhat 
adventurers to himself In 1610), and Captain* George Sharpe, George w 

Snmlley, Samuel Macock, Abraham Percy, William I'll i r 8 

Edward Berkeley. Edward Brewster, Thomas Holecroft. Wm. v 

Lawson; Lieutenants Wm. Cradock and Pnttock; and Ensign* Ant 

Scott. Harrison. Waller, and Powell (who killed the King 

Faspahegh, after trying hi vain to take him allvo, near the old block bouse, 
Fob. 9. 1011), of the first commauders lu Virginia. A complete list of the I 
manders Is, also, wanted. 

Mmmnii BkdUOd Sock, Glover, Robert Ilnnt, George Keith, 

Mays or Mease, Robert Pawlett, Poole, John Proctor nod William WIc 


Notes and Queries. 


Anthony Bagnall, Lawrence Ilohun, Robert Pawl.-tt, Walter Russell 
| Thomas Wooton. 

ber, John Martin, George Percy (Middle Temple, 1697), 
Slrechcy and. possibly. Sir Tbom.v. re " educated to the law." 

'Li .if Ministers, Doctor* and Lawyers, prior to 1680, Is wanted, 
»tan Twine, first clerk: Thomas Picrso, flrat Bcrgeuut-nt-arui* | John Pwjj 
speaker, and the first linrgesscs In oar first General Assembly, oonvented 
lutiltli (present style), 1019, namely :— Mr. John 
Ui "lr. Thomas Davis. Thomas Dowse. Lien 

Edward Gouruaing, Capt. Thomas Graves, John Jackson. Mr. John JeflnMOO, 
Ian. Capt. Christopher Lawne, Mr. Thomas Puis'. It, John Polentlne, 
William Pot sslngbam, Samuel Sharpe. Mr. Walter 

Win. Spvuce. Mr. Robert Stacy, Capt. Win. Tucker, Capt. John 
rard and Knslgn Washer. 

I «m like to know more than I do of Captain* Adams, Hlngley, 

>os. 1» ch, Uobsoo, Hudson, Muni.. Sing, Much.' Nelson. 

Hug, Turner, Webb, W I, and other 

. in r and i-ni.Dil;- n. _' '. i -■-<■[■■ iiurtii;: I 1 ' 11 '- 1619. And of very 
other*, whose names even are now unknown. For Instance : who were the 
be advisory Council In Virginia from 1G11 to 1619, Inclusive- 
;•. 0., Xela^n County. Virginia. AutXAKORtt Buows. 

Moi-knino R: 'lent and Honorable Artillery Company 

received from J at if Upturn's Corner Dorchester, a very 

lr relic iu the form of a m bag, made In memory of one of Ita 

of 1711. The ring is <>f One gold, and of the best workmanship; It la 

■uthsof an Inch In diameter, the loiters are raised ami ipaoss tilled 

black enamel. The outer surface la of six festoons or i rce of 

■ upside down, and the raised letters are about 0M tUrtOenlh of 

I Inch high. The Inscription la as follows ■. 

| B" : GEN 1 | E I HATCH | OB : 6. | FEB | 1750 | JE 70. | 
li was a prominent man In the days when we lived under the King, 
ng sketch of him is taken from " History of the Town of Dorchester, 
Hi a Committee of the Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical 
Boston. Ebeueaer Clapp, Jr., 1859. pp. 819-3S0, 836. 

tch died K.'l>. 6, 1769, He was a prominent man In town, had 

nipal military offices, and at the time of hi* death was 

i is wife was Mary, daughter of Rev. Benjamin Rolfe. She 

Her father and mother were both killed by the Indiana, 

q Haverhill, A0£. 29th, L708 ; also their yonnttesr, ihi'ld. Mary and 

were saved by the eonj of Bagar, a I BgXOslsn 

■e flrst alarm she leaped from her bed. carried them to the cellar, ooi 

;i with a tub, and Hi. If. The Indians ransacked the 

took ererything of value to them, rcpeatedlj passed the tubs, and 
one of the children, without daCOTeThlg them. They 
mlik from then broke, them in pieces; and took from the 

id which I lags r *\:i d. Anna Whlttaker an Inmate of the 

•ealed herself In an apple chest under the stairs, and escaped m 
Mary was born March 9lh, 1660 ; Elizabeth, her sister, Sept. 1st, 1899. 
married R. okley, the first minister of Chi 

Miss Sarah Hatch, the only daughter of the above, died Sept. 86th, 
». aged 36 years. They are all deposited lu Gen. Hatch's I the old 

jnd lu Dorchester, which tomb Is entirely under ground, with grass 
' growing fresh above it 

ncral was " Nathaniel Hatch, H. C. 1742, a Justice of 
imou Pleas for Suffolk. He went to England and died tb 
| aged 3G years." 
Salem Press Historical and Genealogical Record for October. 1890. and 
!, contaln.i a rrry interesting paper by George It. Curwln on LVx- 
_ro», which Is well worth the reading. Mr. Cumin has taken the pains 
, — -earth through the Diary of Judge Samuel Bewail, and obtains the record 
Mat the Judge received fifty fire (Sfi ; Kings betwet d 1687 ami IT97. 

A. A- Folsom. 


JVo/e* awl Qtteries. 

The Capital Lkitkk F is Eakly Cuirooraput.— The following 
E. Maunde Thompson, keeper of the manuscript department of the Brit 
Museum, and author of the article upon pah-ograpliy in the hut edition of 1 
Enc> Uritannlca, which note was written In answer to an Inquiry *» 

the proper way of rende rin g Into print the symbol like a double lowcr-casei 
which was used in manuscripts of the 17th century where a capital F won 

•1, may, In connection with the article b] I "'••.. Jr. . and ot' 

in Proceeding* Mans. Historical Society, vol. xx. Interest some of your 

British Museum. London 
Dear 27 Jan. lt»3. 

Thi- BngUnh tag*] handwriting of the middle age* has no capital F- 
doutde f (ff) was u- wnl t'n>- oapltal letter. In transcribing, I shoo 

write F. not If; e. g. Fink, not lllsk. To transcribe IT would be affectation. 

Yoars faithfully. 

Dr. Davenport. 

[The above article Is communicated to the Register by Bennett 1 Mil 
port, M.D., chairman of the committee baring charge of printing the 
records of Watertown. Mass. 

We wo. rk Mint in the early manuscript letted and record* Of N« 

England, in tl> nth century, two characters are used for the caplt 

letter K. One of them resembles the F in modern chlrography. the • 
a duplication of tin- Iowct-csm/. When the manuscript was printed , the doaa' 
f was not and. sj i hnt time. As a rule, the double f shonld not be uaed 
printing; thongtl m I N "f it in the- Register when an exact 

script be given. The modem affectation of nslng a capital 

a lower-case f in surnames (as Pfrost. F foster, etc.) cannot be too 
condemned.— Editor.] 

Ellkry.— (Communicated by William John Potts, Esq., 629 Cooper 
Camden, N. J.)— 1 find in the ' National Gazette." Philadelphia. May S, II 
the follow hilt article headed " Mr. Kllery : * — " Tin- Teii.-ra.ble Mr. Ellrry . the I 
ject of the extract we give below, was one of the signers of the Declaration 
Independence, and upwards of ninety years old when he died. The ' 
Che letter Is a gentleman of Rhode Island, of DTOCh distinction, who 
mately acquainted with the deceased." 

Iter, dated Newport. R. I., March 14. 1820.— "Old 
died like a philosopher. In troth death, la its common form, never eame 
him. EDa strength wasted graduallv for th( Last ve«r. until he had not eooo 
left to draw his breath, and so he ceased to breathe. The day on v. 
he got upas usual and dressed himself, book his old flag-bol iir, wit" 

arms, in winch he had sat for more than half a century, and was read 

in the Latin, without gin**?*, though the print was a* flue as that of 
smallest pocket Bible. Dr. W. stopped In on Ua way to the Hospital, 
usually did ; and on perceiving the old gentleman could scarcely rals> 
to look at him, took Ids hand, and found that his pulse was gone. Aft 
a little v. 1 1 i < ■ and water. Dr. W. told him bis pulse heat stronger. ' yea, D< 
I have a charming pnlse. But.' he continued. • It Is idle to talk tn 
way. I am going off the stage of life, and it i» a irreat blessing that I 
from sickness, pain and sorrow.' Sometime after, hi* daughter trading him I 
come extremely weak, wished him to be put to bed. which he at first • 
to, aayln:' he telt no pain, aud there was no occasion for his golns to 
Presently after, however, fearinc he might fall out of his chair, be told 
they might Mt bim nprlgal ua the bed, so that he could coutlnuc to rend. 
did so, and he continued reading Cicero very quietly for some time; pr 
they looked at him and found him dead, sitting In the same posture, with 
book ninli'i bJi chin, as a man who becomes drowsy and goes to sleep." 

Blaisk Vinton.— John A. Vinton, on page 22 of the Vluton Memorial, i 
that Blaise Vinton, a son of John Vinton, the original Immigrant, •' very ! 
perished" in the Indian war of 1075. Jai ,-, hall has the same sui 

tlon in his history of I Vinton appears In " A contrie rate made by the Selectmen for the Tn 
of Brantrec this 12 may 1690." It Is evidently Incomplete, but It contains 


Notes and Queries. 


of •• blase venton." who must hat* been ■ ol Bralntree at thnt 

t-robably the Vinton who married Lydla Hnvden, daughter of John 
nab (Atnce) Hay.!' llayden In tils will, dated May 25, 1718, 

g li tor Lydla Vinton. a . B a res . 

Smmlrrr, .V'Ui. 

— While searching the registers o£ St. Ann's Church. Annapolis, Mel., I 
imc upon the following entry : 

Ball master of n salt sloop 
fp>m new «.-[i«lntnl buried. II*. 
I send it to you thinUug that It may be of interest to some of the readers of 
Ike RrmsTER. Christopher JOHNSOX- 

19-2Q -V. Culrcrt St., Baltimore, JW. 


BaturrT.— William Haiku, the ancestor of the Halletts. formerly of Haiku 
New York, and owner of a large tract Including what 
iou*l nod Astoria, was born in Dorsetahlra, England, about. I616j he 
w England previous to 1647, probably first going to Mass. 

after his arrival he seems to have become Intimate with Uvii rbJll and 
LI- regiment, among whom are named Capt. Daniel Patrick and 
>ben i . 1647 weflod him, In conjunction with Elisabeth Feake, 

Robert Feake. In charge of tfafl latter*! property at Greenwich) Conn. 
i next year KHrahcth Keake Is enjoined by order ol the council from :>li< yu- 
aay part of her bite husband's property. In l&VJ, William BalkUan< 

ve to Long Island, and be m there to Governor John 

four mv 11 ma, William Hallett. " The full owing 

indenture, signed by William Hallett and Elizabeth Hallett. is given to 

i Ferri- im.-i.-i ami • big wlfcs right also in ye laud* 

" try Daniel Paorlck tad Robert Poke," at Greenwich, Conn. Can any 

me when Mr. liaiieu came I England ami when be landed; 

h* was a member of UnderhW'a forces, or how or where be lived before 

In Greenwich, Coun.? When and where be married Elizabeth Feake, 

ho was bis former w JOSBFB L. Dm 

Fifth Aee., Ae» York CY/y. 

-Baix-— In the RxuwrxK, xxxviii. 158, "Longmeadow Families," 
Stebbin* of Went Springfield married 2d. May 8, 1701, to widow 
B-iU. Mr*. Martha Hall was widow of Samuel Hull of Springfield and 
- and Abigail (Hurt) Hall. Who wan her 

Tbotnaa Stebbins married her mother-in-law Abigail Hurt, widow of 
Hall and of Beniami i Man Lienl i imtnns StebbFns's son Benjiiioiu, 
i married Martha Ball the dnughU-r-iu-law of bis own ither. Francis 

_*J1 i, Burt) Ball and Samuel and Martha Ball were my direct ancestors. 
I far ■ iwn alKtul Samuel Mall is that he was made 

keman, 1091. aud served under Capt William Turner in the Fall Fight, 1770, 
married about 16S0, as his daughter A Install was horn 
, aged 77. Rev. Horack Edwis Hayi>rx. 

■ '»-Ifcjrr<. I 

Barar axd Martha Tickkh of Dartmoi:ih. Mass. — It Is presumable that 
soul Martha Tucker, who settled in Dartmouth. Mass.. about 1069. have 
Jdeaccadants in various parts of the United States, other than the few who 
'the name of Tucker. 

I those who are known to be descendants of the above, of whatever snr- 
ilhey may chance to be, will confer a favor ujinn the undetetgned by tending 
or and address to Edward T. Tuckxb, M-D. 

Urdford, Jfau. 
TOL. XLTII. 19* 


Notts and Queries. 


Snow. Cook, etc.— Was not Ann Cook (first wife of Mark 1 Snow of Eas: 
the daughter of Joslah Cook and Susanna (Ring Dcane) Cook, or was he 
heforr? Can any one give ine ail bis children? Who was the -w- : 
Joseph* Snow? We know she was Mary. Was she the mother of all Ms 
dren. and when did she die? I would tike her parentage. 

Who was Elizabeth, wife of Janes 1 Snow, also her parents? Where did 

Who was the wife of John Smallcy, one of the first settlers of Eastbam? 

|0m I. W U-avItt has kindly sent me the following Item. " AM 
Fall*. New Hampshire, by Rev. 29 December,! 

• >f Baitrwa i Sarab Laugford off Boston, By Licence from Lieut. 

I would like the parentage of both these persons, where they lived, and uj 
children tlu-v may hare had. Mks, Ciiaklks L. A 

Wood.— What were the names of the children of John Wood of New Loafo 
1«60? When did he die? 

A John Wood, probably son of above, died In Oroton, Conn.. Dec. 90 
"agnlim, wife Mary died MA) 3, 1744. aged 77 year*. 

What was her maiden name? Their children a* shown by will of John 
dated March »<;, IT*.':!, and proved Jan. 83, ir;W-!>. were William, John an. 
both Wood and Sarah '• I'reiiti.i." Whom did rae.h of thrtu- marry? I 

William Wood was •• Aimer " , who died March 28. 17W, in her IWth j 

William Wood died Dec. 2. MM, at Oroton, Conn., in his 93d j 
(g.a.). HI- uneil in hit will were John. William and Hannah Wo 

Mary Allen, Anna Bailey and Pauline RoMTS. Information wanted cone 
these and their descendants, also concerning the descendants of John and San* 
(Prentice) Wood, children of the John who'dled 1788. Praxk B. U 

■rw-llAXAKORn-B-iTRB.— Who were the parents of Samnel Oatmnn, 
about IJ40, of Oxford, Conn., who married In 1760 Hannah, daughter of Sams* 
on M.issj Wooster, of the same place? 

Who were the parents of Esther llauafnrd (Handford, Hanfonl], said to 
of Norwalk. Conn., bom about 1740-6, who married George Cable of Falrtd 
Conn., about 1760! 

Who were the parents Of Benjamin Bates, sometime a resident of Pertf 
Conn., horn about 1730, and married Abigail Dine, Iprll 2, 17*1, hv wlium 
had children? I BASXU K. BaXE*, M. E 

U. S. Marine HutpHal, Portland. Me. 

Emigration TO (nun.— From 1790 to 1800 numerous families from th« S 
Valley In Miiine removed by horse teams IbiO, and sat down not farfl 

Ciiu inn.'iii. When in the West in 18TS, the writer *n« tome aged men » 
were children when the exodua took place, ami from their lips mu 
soma advantares while on the way to mo" In 1800. lias any 
pufoUabed aa aoooonl n England settlcmeut? If so I wish to lay I 

on the book. Who can direct me? Rrv. G. T. Kidlox. 

Keiar Falls, Me. 

Fvi.i.KR.— I desire Information as to the descent of Elizabeth Fuller, i 
married ThouiOH Upson In 1846. 

Thomas Upson was one of the early settlers of Hartford, Conn., and an 
ginal proprietor aim settler of Famiington. lie died July !••, 1655. 

Vide Brotisou's History of Walerbury, Cl., p. 103. Was she desooadodf 
Surgeon Fuller or his brother, of the Mayflower? 

Haldrkdok O. ("i 

Lot Angeles, Cat. One of her descendants. 

Gary.— Who were the parents of Joseph Gary or Geary, who married 
Goodalc in Marlboro". April 16, 1741, and died in Lancaster, April 13. - 
bb '54th year, says tomb stone? N. O. Poxd 

Milfvrd, Cl. 


Notes and Queries. 


Waldhon.— I wish to ascertain if Jos.-ph Waldron of Bristol, [{. I. «u a 
i of George and Rachel Waldron 01 Bristol Joseph Waldron died La Bristol 
1760. in the 67 th year of Usage, The names of George ami Baohftl WtUl 

is of the town. The records there say Joseph 
faklron. Jr.. the son of Joseph Waldron and Martha; bnt whose con was 
foscph. senior? J. C Wu.i.kon. 

3t* mint He Tmtt Co.. Xete York. 

sonsr o» rue Jersct Prison Bhii\— Information 
ited respecting the Revolutionary service of Capt. David Robinson, who was 
born In 171 ury. I'.mu., i.v ihi'i',, and WM boried there. 

!r w»« * sailor and at om- time owned a small sloop. Be In 
been held a prisoner by lbs British ou board the notorious "Jersey" In Wall- 
abont Bay, Brooklyn. N. V. \uy person who can fnrnith a List of the names of 
the prisoner* who wen- held 00 tlmt rewcl will confer a faror by conmuml 

CiianLRs E. BOMH 
P. 0. Box 1001, Xew York, N. Y. 

ll> «bis¥«>s.— Information wanted respecting the ancestry of William Robinson, 
Cambridge, Watcrtown and Concord, Mass. Where and when was this WH« 
o and what was the dab i aarrlaget Use whet ires 

idateof the bi t child EUxabeth! Shi tcond child Hannah 

». was born In Wat.--rt.iwn, .in' I, and died In Cambridge, U 

1672. v.. Bovni 

P. O. Box 1001, Xew York, .V. F. 

Liu.' nut- — David Llllle was born In Lebanon, New London Co., 

• ii Oct 87, l. 18, ami haptlxed Dec. 5, 1742. Whose child WIS I 
John Clark of Rochester, Mass . was married about 1709, to Miry «. Whose 

SnY.MOl I! MoKlUfl. 

14-' La Salle St.. Chicago, 111. 

Tatar Wxerr Folsom, secretary of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic 
Association, iry.l-09, master of the Columbian Lodge Free Masons, 1789-1802, 
disd in iii- m iii mentions sons John W Folsom, Jr., and Samuel; 

-'arali, Fanny, Elizabeth and Nancy; grandchildren Frauds Folsora 
AU>n. and John Fnlsora Allen. 1 desire very much to ilml the descendants of 
John W Folsom. A. A. Fui SOU 

MAN- — Dr. Daniel Gilbert married, Jan. I". 1886, Susan D. Laniiinu (born 
Aug.: 16S1). They had one child, Augusta G., bora Hot. 

-••i. What was the ancestral line of Susan D. Lanroan, and has bob 
•ascendant Km. 31. F l-'i cui.-. 

Long Maud. 

Posaf ox nnc Captors ok Qt'KBRC.— Information wanted of a copy of •• The 

Captn: pic roein," by Dr. Thomas Young, of l'hlladelphla, 

ii presumably about 1700. Address, 3 Barclay Street, Foughkeepsle, >'. Y. 

».— Has any ouc a perfect impression of the seal used by Joshua Lamb of 

loibnry? A bill of sale of a a< e Is la possession of Mr Dalton Dorr 

Uulidphla, dated April 87, 1786, signed by Joshua Lamb, accompanied by a 

Mai. probably from a ring ou a wafer, resembling a crest, but uotdlstiiu it anongb 

ton* i derlce. Fkank. B. Lamb. 

Wuqi'l'i. -V. 1. 

Kisoslbt — John Klngsley and Mary Bumap were married at Windham, 
. Feb. 19, 1755. Wauled, names of parents of both. Frank B. Lamb. 


Notes and Queriet. 

Gr> i '^ritKiM : 

Information wanted about the ancestors of Drnzilla Bunnell, bo: 

■died March 12. 1846, la Lnucsboro". atari I •.•ad. 

W do were the ancestors of Khoda Hall ( w 
Oct. 1K27, In Lanreboro', Maw.? Sin- m i i K/.ra IUU. NUOuHi danght 

married Gov. George N. Brines, of Massachusetts. 

Who won- U ira< anil what the baptismal name of Hie 

Danbary. wife of lEbenczer Piatt), born 1708? 
What was the maiden name of Mehitable, wife of Josiah Cashing of Rchobathf 
Uattken Caatdng and Dclwrah Jacob, of Hiughsra, and died " 
Mehitahlc died 1778. 

n the patents • minUter at Newtown, CL, 

from IT. ••; to 1701; yraduate of Vale in 1707 j died' 1761? Wa» his wife HaniuUt 
Clark? [Dexter. In his Vale Biographies, page «'J. says that he was tb 
surviving son of Thomas Touscy of Wcthersflcld. who was the son of Bleb 
ToiK.v ..f Say brook. — Kimtok.J 

Can you gtl I BM the ifldf I of any one by the name of Bayaee who Is I 
In the genealogy of that name? A familv « rltU'n by ray great l 

father, ttjt that his great grandfu. bun Haynca. was a descendant i 

Gov. John Haynec. Judging from dates, he must needs be a grandson of Got, 
John, but I find nowhere mention of a William. Perhaps some I lay ties 
r me hi this matter. A. K. Cl'SJOXO. 

Cleveland, Oh 


Thk Simaxcas Map aOaDI iRroister, vol. 46, pp. 181. 172, 401). — I 
over criticisms that answer themselves, permit me to notice the opinion of 
Drake, who questions the date of the map of 1610, far tin; reason that I 
contains names as 1*1* Haute And Appear on < I: 

Hup of Kit. Mr. Broivn dm nude ■ reply which ought to silence objt 
yetaoc more may bs and on tha internal evidence of early da; 

reality theabore m s might h i lerlved from various separate sonrces 

not known in no. Pierre Angioma, known as Cbampdore\ made four voyage* 
on the coast, and was cordially hated by Cuaniploln. From him Lescarbot 
doubtless obtained the material for his France, not having himself 

voyaged down the main coast to Cape Cod. 

Glancing at the i'rench names on the Bimancas Map, 1 1n y clearly appear W 
have come from a source Independent of Chatnplain. as his •' llles lettee- 
dentlv tin outlying rooks Of Mnttnlciis, are the " Isles Basses." the low Islands. 

In reality it Is not si bo necessary to suppose that Champlain was the first to 
name hie au haul* and Mount Desert, as voyai -ited nanus, 

not rt OOgntslng that they were already eonfi rred. Thus Carlier says that he 

na >\ the north part of Cape Breton "St. Peter," notwithstanding the fid 

that lie fouud the name already applied on the maps, as it may be sveu on the 
Maijolla map of 1527. There! was notorious for this habit, and after Verrazano 
had given cm onmsof" tngouleme," birthplace tela I., There! sa. 

re It In bonoi Of his own birth place. It Is evident that long befor 
Isle an haute was popularly known by the name; and Lcscurbol, wn: 
Penobscot Bay and the " Islands of Norcmbcga." speaks of one as 6f«n <n>iol 
(et La I'remlere) en mer, qui est haute et remarquabte uttr Ux autre*, i 
Ish: au haute, the outermost of the group, a landmark that Impresses erery 
navigator. Tins was translated l y ErroadeUe to ifi09. 

reel!} Deeds to lie said, though we are told that the Slmancas Map is 
" entirely too good for the state of discovery at that early period " \ 
careful inspection of the contents, we And no exploration noted later than MO*. 

There is one feature alone. I think, that independently mast establish the carta 
date, though not pointed out by Mr. Brown. 1 refer to Lbs fact that the reenft 
of Hudsou's voyage Is nut shown, as It mast have done If tha map was produced 
Babscqnent to 1618-1 1. On the. Figurative map of 1614 Hudson's explorn 1 . 
iii Hirer Is recognized, and the river Is represented, In accordant-- 
Hudson eadlnj In u innavigable brook; whereas, on the Sirasncas Map, the 
river, which had been known since the voyages of Verrazano and Gomez, Is 


NoUs and Queries. 


a broad stream or strait, leadline Into au inland sea. This Idea, that 
Ivcr was a strait leading to a sea. ami probably to the I'nclilr. ma the idea 
aptain John Smith, who recommended Hudson to search here for a passage 
the Indi.-*, In case he should fall at the north. Hudson acted on the advice, 
i ^ben be OTerabol the river, and ran too far down the coaat, he returned 
1 entered the harbor of Haw York. In all probability he had a copy of tola 
ry map. furnished by Smith, whi.-h proraa thai the BogUah knew «ll about the 
rfior of New York before Hudson sailed. It would be simply absurd to sup- 
■w that after the voyage of Hudson, which dbUlusloaed Bnrttfa Bad othen 
»o fancied that there was a passage in latitude 4o°. any strait would be I 
Bted on a ma|j likr the Blmancai Hap. King James and all the world at once 
the result of Hudson's exploration*. 

>, whoever says that the llud-ou region was drawn fnnn Hudson's de- 
>n should consider another fact, namely, that It seem- to contradict 
»n. w tu> represents the west, or Hoboken side, of the river as " Maiiahatta.** 
the Simanca* Map gives the name to both sides with simply a did 

Hudson, on liW arrival in Knglund Itwfl] be remembered, WIS del lined 
prisoner with his ship for a co . English learned fully 

>* result of his exploration, which wa* written B abort -'net of Lime- 

dosc. If the map ha uplled subsequent to Hudson's voyagp, It wonld 

are recorded the result, and dissipated John Smith's dream of the strait io 
illtode 40°. Unfortunately for objectors, the dream Is In the Slmaiicas Map. 
ad eetabUahea the early (law. B. F. 1 >kc Iosta. 

York City. 

W«*ver Familt (Jan. 1K93. nnle, p. 48), Communicated by the Rev. 
William Weaver, M.A-, Madg: Coll: Oxon.,of Mllton-Clcvedon. Eng- 

Just read the article on the above family by Mr. c;r.- •mvoo.l. I fear 
She Iwrarrrw of my own surname ben in England rauuot claim so 
an origin us M vood assigns them. laatead of taking our 

:>m the Manor of Weerer in Cheshire. I fancy that most of us bear It 
>nr lnceato agaged in tin- cloth trade.* 

nam.- i« a very common one all over England, especially In the Midland 
■dee; In Staffordshire where I was born, and In Worcestershire when- my 
r. grandfather awl great-grand fat he r The only 'gentle' faml- 

7 the name, so far as I am aware, belonged to Cheshire and Hereford - 

(latter bad at least one branch In London. 
i following arc the references : 

Vston and W.-verham. Cheshire. Sec The Visitation of Cheshire 
<•{ a> di ;-n in the counties of Hereford and Radnor 

i branch In London : . 

aion of the Co. of Hereford In 1569, ed. by F. W. Weaver, p. 99. 
. - Bar] Soc , I 
ulon of London In 1683-4. vol. II. (Harl. Soc. xvil.. 334), and 

Hi rUhir ■. p 17. 

■ >f Weaver oi I hire are " Or on a fess az. between two 

gu. three Id." 

arms granted by the College of Arms to my grandfather in 1856, when ho 

■ ■ City of Worcester, are somewhat similar, being Br nine on 

engrailed sa a tower ar. between two garbs or." QrtH "an heraldic 

to dexter I -spatteeor. nnd holding in the 

j a pear slipped ppr." BfoUc " Bate Udells. " 

i arms bear witness to the fact that they were granted In the year of Ids 

joralty, for the tower forma purl of the arms of the City of Worcester, and 

i pear in the antelope's month is a famous product of that country. 

hd able to pr«>v n hi tween my own family and that Of the 

i name in the Visitations of Berof ordahlre ; it is not Impossible, however, 

may have been connected with nach other, for my great-grandfather, 

I'eever.whowaabornln 1728, lived at Mlttonin the pari hoi BaftleburT, 

a he had some landed pi ipi rl • and tins plaei ii only about 

I Pmroptoriutn Psrvnlorum. drca A.D. I4t0, edited by Albert Way, for the Camden 
(1865), gives " We ware, websuro and »rcn*r, Uxtor, Ustrix." 


Notes and Queries. 


twenty-flve miles from Amestrey Id Herefordshire, which wan the abode ofj 
Herefordshire family for many generations (see Robinson's Mansions of 
fordshirc, p. W). 

The above Samuel Wearer, who was bOXfl in 1725, married In 177S at Hi 
bury, Mary Jones, who was, I believe, a native of the neighboring parish 
8hrawley ; he died 16 May. 1*04. aged 79 ; akfl .lied 26 Jnly. 182*. a*ed 84. 

They had eight children; the V I were daughters named Sarah. Ji 

and Mary ; then Arc sons, Samuel (died young), Joscp': .meland Ji 

The hut aamed, who ww born In 1789, and died in 1860. wa* my grandfi 
and wax. as has been said, mayor of Worcester in 1S56. He married Mary . 
tenth and youngest child of John Homer. Esq., of Bromley Hall In the parish i 
Kinijswlnford, Co. Stafford: she died in the year of her husband's rai 
Thev had tbXM children, who survived: two daughters and ouc son, James 
Uam Wearer. J.r. fur the Borough of Wolverhampton, who was bora in 
and i1li-<l IM : he married Mary, youngest daughter of John Crowley. 
Wolverhampton, whose family I have been able to trace back as far as ! 
this has been the easier because the name Is rather a rare one, whereas 
common names it la difficult to disentangle the. different families, commec 
of Urn in the same parish register. Mr. James William Wearer had four 
of whom I am the youngest. I have been tempted to give this bit of fa 
history, because the name '• Samuel" seems to run through the New Tor* ' 
aa well as my own. 

The Shakrsfp.4RE Wills (ante, vol. 46, p. 4J5).— In the New 
cu for October, we And several wills of more than ordinary 
The wills of the Shakespeare family, of Thomas Nash and Elizabeth I 
have been several times printed, but attcntiou should be directed to 
two points. 

It will be observed that Dr. John Hall made no attempt to dispose of 
Place" It Is not meutloned In his will, and was not his to dispose of. I 
left to his wife, as security for her fulfilling some special obligaii M 

liui. Thomas Nash, who married Dr. Hall's daughter, seems to ha\ 

Interest, f«>r he coolly leaves " New Place" to his kinsman Kdward Ns 
with some other Items of the Shakespeare props 

His widow, however, carried the matter Into court, and the court i 
her claim to William Shakespeare's bequest. I caaao moment give I 

necessary references, but by turning to page 438 of the October Raaisro. i 
one can see. that after her second marriage. Dame Barnard, who had beca | 
Nash, was still in possession of N, and In h« :i 

ami the money to be given to the said Kdward Nash, m pursuance of a ; 
probably made before the court 

The manuscripts alluded to In Dr. John Hall's will were probably 

Bom . written in Latin, were obtained from hi* \\i 

named James Cooke, who was attached apparently to a regiment star 
8tratford-bridge. He was Invited to New Pla. llsll in 1642, to 

Dr Hall's boon. After a general survey, she brought out some medical I 
that she wished to sell. Two of these proved to be medical MSS. prepared 1 
the press, in Latin, by Dr. Hall himself. 

translated and published in 1*67. The family o 
peare and Dr. Hall himself entertained the Puritau preachers of the time, i 
would not have been likely to take interest In Shakespeare's Plays. It | 
singular that It has to be so often repeated that Shakespeare's maims- 
not his own property. After he retired t<i New Place, he is said to hare I 
ccived £1000 a year from the theatres, and of course this was for play 
original or adapted. Of none of these, nor »r those already known, c< 
have owued a copy. The manuscripts belonged to those who bought tfc 
as they must hare been copied hundreds of times, It is not likely that any i 
was in existence, In his own handwriting, when the folio was published. 

It is not impossible that manuscripts of his sonnets may yet be found, i 
tared Uke aatographa, in hidden scrap-books. Shakespeare value, i 
His plays do not seem to have Interested him as much. He was oblig 
form to the demands of the theatres ; he often adapted very poor, bat pops 

JVbfe* and Queries. 


ly realized the outbursts of poetic power, that forced themselves 
lint of his pcu. He bated to make himself a » motley to tho view ■ and 
> what was moat dear." 

" Tour monument shall be my gentle tcim 
Which eyes no* yet crcalcd shall o'er raid," 

SS COW ol hi- future fame; and then, in the very next: — 

•• Oh for my take do you with fortune chide 
The gnllty goddces of my harmful deeds, 
That did not heuer for my lire provide 
Thin public mcani, which public manners breeds. 
And aliuofi thence my nnuirc ii subdued 
To what it work« in— like die dyer's hand I 
Pity mo thrn, mid wi*b I were renewed ! " 

^notation shows plainly that his true love was poetry, and that he 
msclf for forsaking her (as ho thought) to get his daily 
<)■«. Cxaoiisa Ii. Dill. 


Histoku:m. bmUJUUfUB. 

A. Brock, of Richmond, Kn-Wc learn that the friends of this 

aa — the efficient secretary of the Southern Historical Society, who 

h good service for historical literature while ha waa oorreapoodlng 

y and librarian of the Virginia Historical Society— are making an effort 

- services as the editor of the Virginia Calendar at 8taU VVi/vrs, for 

-torical knowlcdj r.nry ability so v e him w • have 

?of hi- services to the Virginia Historical 
or sixteen years. In a note printed In the Ru<: iber, 1891, 

page 31°. The work of reorganizing and enlarging the t the 

i HUtorical Society, commenced by t « i urns It. \\>uue, 

ccstsfully carried forward by Mr. Brock. The executive committee of 
rlety, at a meeting held on the 4th of February last, voted that, 
irw of the long and valued labors in behalf of this Society of Mr. R. A. 

■ t« secretary, the exi u it proper to put on 

koiur recognition of his dlvtlngul ices. 

Brock became secretary April LS, 1876, From that time he has devoted 

with singular enthusiasm and prodigious labor to the work of the 

This he has done upon a salary, which, although as large as the means 

locirty warranted, was all In wort performed: 

» hardlj too much to say that hi* use. taring this long period 

eflWl preserved the life of the organization." 

MM of Mr. Brock's services is a serious one for the Virginia Historical 

if the commonwealth of Virginia can Becure them we Bhall not 

.found knowledge of the history of Virginia which Mr. llrock 

e» admirably tits him for the ; rhlch his friend- wi-ii him to 

i and we hope and trust that their efforts will be roccessfoL H( would 

h valuable Illustrative matter which be has been many 

diti'.n to his historical knowledge, Mr Brock's iieiiuulnliince with tho 
igy of Virginia families Is probably superior to that of any other peaon 
and those who wish to have genealogical Investigations made in that 
are now a rare opportunity to secure the services of an accomplished 
giftt. Ills address in at the Southern Historical Society's rooms, Kle.h- 

o*T of ttik Bostos Post Officf..— 0. W. Ernst, Esq.. the Assistant 

tsler of the Boston Poet Office, contributes a history of this office to 

irrnlr printed for the Bpeclal Delivery Measengers in February last, und 

{pedal Dellt rice. Both contain vaJ 

The history of the l'o-i Ity has been compiled wlUl gt sak t 

1 famishes a succinct account of the oilico from the appointment of 

Notes and Queries. 


bard Fairbanks* as postmaster In 1639 to the administration of Thomas 

Mr. Ernst has also compiled lists of the Postmasters at Boston from 1639 
1698 i of the Assistant Postmasters ; the Cashiers, and the Superintendents 

rry, for Jv|h -written Lopir* of art ■■ Indebted to him. H» 

Riven perfect lists of these officials, with the date of appointment, the 
and close of their services, as far as could be obtained. The public are I 
to him for the first complete list of the Postmasters of Boston. 

Maine Families.— Persons wishing for records of old f anil Ilea of Ba 
lis. Limlngton, Standlsb. Baldwin. Denmark or Brownfleld, can find 
marriages and deaths, as copied from the town records, arranged alphabet 
in the hands of Rer. G. T. 1 i . < 1 1 1 n. Sr., who is making a careful copy of the i 

Ktzar Fail; .Vr. Kav. Q. T. Ki 

Watkbtowk Records.— The printed copies of the first volume of the I 
records of WalarluWBi Maw , ooaprjsing the First and Second Books of 
Town and Selectmen Kccords; the First Uook an ment <>( Bl 

lieges and Deaths; the Lands, Grunts and Possession*, and the Pmpric 
Records, will be published within a few months. 

BanraTH im-tort of tttf. T<trrmm Jmhh Hannay, the author of 

•■ [Qstorj of Acadia," lias coiniiiriiccd with the new j»*ar n ■• Historj of 
Loyalists" lu •• The Weekly Telegraph," St. John. X. B. ($1 a year). ' 
facts which he has obtained for this work may be of value to your readers. 

Hen j. EUjtm Not**- — Mr. Arthur Vicar*. F.S.A., has been appointed Ulster 1 
of Ann- In place of the late Sir Bernard Burke; and Mr. Evcrard Green, F.S- 
has been appointed Konge Dragon Pnraurrant of Ann- in place Of tin: late 
WoocIm, who was a grandson of Sir Albert Woods, Garter. J. r. a 

Genealogies ix Preparation.— Persons of the several names are advised I 
furnish the compilers of these gonealogtss with records of their own fs 
and other infoniiallon which they think may be useful. We would suggest I 
all facts of Interest lllnstrsttng family history or character b. 

lervloe nnder the I , 8. government, the holding of other 
graduation from college or professional school?, occupation, with places I 
dates of births, marriages, residence and death. V. 
christian name they should all be given in full if possible. Mo Initial- 
usrd -,\ hi-i. i.iic mil BUM are known. 

lUiriiard. — Frank B. King, of Albany, N. Y.. is also preparing a genealogy < 
the Barnard family. It Is his intention to carry down the female Unes for 
generations in both families. Information It ftotlclti d. 

Bartol.— Charles K. Banks, M D ., I 8. Marine Hospital, Portland, 
is about tQ publish in l>o"k form n genealogy of the Bartol Family 
Marblt-.head, Mass., and Freeport, Me., being the descendands of John F 
and Parncll Ilodder his wife, who emigrated to this r >m Crewk 

Somersetshire, about 1488, and settled at Marblehead. He was the 
John and Agnes (Williams) Bartol, u glover of Crowkerne. Any Infor 
about the family or Its descendants now living will be gladly received and ! 
corpor.ii ■.■•! in the volume. It will probably be distributed gratuitously 
members of the family. 

Dodge— A Geuealugy of the Dodge Family of Essex County, Mass., Is' 
pp'pnr "i bj Boo, Joseph r. Dodge, Ph.D., 846 Washington avesuae, Mat 

Wis. An introductory article on the subject appeared in the October at 
of tie : Circulars soliciting information and subscriptions are : 

Everett. — The history of this fondly is being collected : and any info 
relating to the same will be thankfully received by Mr. Edward F. K . 
Office Box 1423, Boston, Massachusetts. 

l-M'.'Lj Societies and their Proceeding*. 8SJ 

William llii:lilli-y cif lirjtn" 

Iod bj Francis B. Tiw kdge, Ei i . author of the Chan 

£otr - xley and othtr famtit«t,— I 

of Law rem- 

pmealogic > and pedigrees and note* of 1893, Ion 

1 very scam.-. He would be gbj live corrections or addl 

lo th*- pfllirrrc* kt an early date. 'I 'l> I principal families nott 

:: : I l I I. I.nllL' 

owden, Tiion Eta "ill 

pr\w. . lame, at $5.00, i subscribers ere raoelvi d. 

£fceW«.— Frank Barnard K fork) 

haa {. ;.;iiinr 11 rci bed and • •nliii;;i <l reCOfll • 

r. 1636-1639. and also of t.i- broth r, G 

r.n.s.A.. of walta i (ton. bM 

• i • i t. hi Famllj Records." I w ht< li he 

reface he was obliged to print hi* book in England. Mid 

i, of which only seventy will be sold. 

book v ■■ than five hun - will be band. 

ply printed. with broad margin, and will be neatly nod substantially 

Inn the price 
■ Fifteen Dollars. Address W. H. Upton W;>iii nulla. 
r**b.lti,ct«'u. to whom remittances should be made payable. 


>■. Jfiftssdeatueffs, HVdnr*d<iy, Fdrvary 8, 1802.— A stated meeting was 

I'M ell. Jr., in the chair. 

am W. Ba»:.> I.L.R., of Nashua, N. II., read a paper entitled " Matthew 

i ln'i.'iH ndence." 
W Ci.iiiuii.'liaiu. the librarian, mode his monthly report of 

. resident members were elected 

x. Mill, the historlfii;mpiiiT, reported the death* ->f four resl- 

• n a member ol incll to 1111 

rreral amendments of the By-Law* were offered, and they were referred to 
: of Messrs. Hamilton A. I lilt. Henry II. Kdcs, John W. 
I and Henry E. Woods. 
t. — A meeting was bekl at It Somerset St.. at three o'clock P.M., 
,-odell In the chair. 

Brooks. I.L.B.. of Boston, read a paper on "The Birth of 
linn: v studj of the Maryland Charter." 
The librarian reported the monthrj donatl 

-w<rloirrapbiT n ported thi deaths of four members. 
Fourteen resident members were elected, 
everal additional amendments to the By-Laws were « iir.-r.--l. 

€■— A stated meeting »u held at 12 Somerset St., at three o'clock P.M., 
i in the chair, 
t in K. r Thomas M. (lark. li.l).. LL.D.. Bishop of Rhode Island, read a 
on " William Wheelwright, the benefactor of South America." 
librarian presented his monthly report. 
▼OL. Xf 20 


Societies and their Proceedings. 


honorary and fourteen resident members were elected. 

ll'Hi. James \V. Austin wan appointed a member of the committee on 
-Laws, In place of John Ward Dean who declined. 

Rev. Ezra Hoyt Byington, D.D., was chosen a member of the Council to fill I 

.Vuy 4.— A stated meeting was held at 12 Somerset St., Boston. Pr 
Goodcll In the chair. 

A paper bv Her. ftkWO II. t^iilnt, D.D., on "The Capture of Fort Will 
and Mary Ifl 1774" Ml read by EU». William II. Cobb. 

ih librarian read Ids monthly report 

Eight resident members were elected. 

The historiographer reported the death of one resident member. Rev. .\r 
B. Humy, D.D. ; iud wnr. UMBO A. Miner, D.D., spoke feelingly of his Ufi 
and exalted character. 

The president announced that the members of the committee on amend 
tb«- By-Laws had resigned. 

The oorrenpondlas aeuntarj announced the resignation of the president, i 
vice president for Massachusetts, the corresponding secretary, the recor 
secretary, the librarian, and six members of the Conned, namely. Abn 
Jr., Benjamin A. QotiM II. i>. [Iran II Bdet Hear 

W. Cunningham. Andrew P. Peabody, D.D.. Hamilton A. Hill. Benjamin G- 
Smith. Henry Williams. Grenrllle II. Not .1 Henry IV WalOOtt, M.I). 

Tin 1 rvslguatlous of Mr. Norcroaa and Dr. Walcott were to take effect at on«. 
the others at the close of the June meeting. 

Rer. E. 0. Jameson, Rev. AIoiilo A Miner D.D.. Newton Talbot. Rer. Henry 
F. Jenks and Albert A. Folsom were appointed a committee to confer v. 
gentlemen whose resignation* wen announced; arid, as far as possible, ptt- 
suadc tliem to retain their positions, and. In case they cannot be persuaded to 
do to, to nominate successors. 

Junt I.— A stated meeting was lu-ld In the lower Horticultural Hall thisafttf- 
noon. at three o'clock, President Goodell In the chair. The | ifter I 

brief speech, called Andrew McFarland Davis to the chair. 

The librarian being absent, his report was read by the corresponding kct< 

David fi. Hasklns, Jr.. William Q. Brooks, H.-iiry A. Hax< 
H. Brown and C. B Tllllnghast were chosen a committee on the proposal 
amendments to the By-Laws. 

Rev. E. O Jameson, chairman of the committee to request the members who 
had resigned their offices to retain their positions, reported that the) 
Indaoi Mkmh to withdraw their resignation:., except on conditions which U» 
commit!: i obtained In writing and reported to the Society. 

On recommendation mmlttee, the Society voted, that the fact thattfet 

Council was outvoted on a measure involving presumably honest differences of 
opinion, created no necessity that they should resign: that the paper preseiud 
by gentlemen of the Council cannot be accepted, as it contains charges in ao 
wise to ba admitted; and that the So dlally invite the several official*, 

without any reference to the paper presented, to withdraw their resigns' 

The committee was requested to nominate candidal* ■* at an adjourn 
June 22d, to till the places of those who did not withdraw their rcslgnatioe* 
within ten days. 

Don Qleason Hill and Charles Carlcton Coffin were elected members of to* 
Council to fill vacancies. 

More amendment* to the By-Laws were proposed. The committee ou By-Law* 
wa< author -: he whole of the present code. 

June 22.— An adjourned meeting was held this day. President Goodell la 
chair. A vote was passed approving the work of the Committee ou the Rolls' 

Hamilton A. Hill read a communication from the retiring officials, 
the necessity of burdening the Society with a new election ; but stating that 1 
could not, without a loss of self-respect, withdraw their resignations. 

Rev. E. O. Jameson, In behalf of his committee, nominated candidates to 
the vacancies. The following officers were elected i 

Pmidrnl— William Claflln, LL.l). 

Vict Frmldmtftrr tbrnuhMntta--' Walbridge a. Field, LL.D. 
Correspondrnjr Secretary.— Henry A. Uazen, D.D. 


&>cictie» and their Proceeding*. 


Ltbrarinn.— John Ward Dean. 

ieltoru.— William Tracy BustU, lion. James W. Austin, David G. 
Haskius. Jr. 

October 5. — A elated IBlnWllQ was held this afternoon at three O'clock, at No. 
II ' St., fli-- president, lion, William Claflin. LL.I).. In the chair. 

The president made * brief address, In whins be referred totbi t John 

Grocnleaf Whittler. who had bc«n a li f •- member of tbfl B* il m'urly u 

quarter of a century, and had been mnch Interested m it- wort 

utions on the death i.f Mr. Whittler were ottered bj Hon. Bben l*< Stone 

K. and were unantmou.-dv adopted by a rising vote. 
i 1 1 Saunders and George Kuhn Clarke were elected 
ember* of the Conned to nil runi 

John Ward Deflu, the librarian, reported 1G6 volumes and 134 pamphlets bad 
been received as gifts since the last meeting. 

John Calvin Crane of Millhury. Mas-... rend a paper OS "Col. Thomas Gilbert, 
• leader of the Hew England Tories of 1776." 

tfottTMher 2.— A stated meeting wax held at N'o. 12 Somerset Street, :U three 
In the absence of President daMn and th> its, Charles 

S. l.nslgn was chosen president pre U n 

lin Fiskc read a paper on " Charles Lee, the Soldier of Fortune." 
The librarian reported Lift volumes and 97 pamphlets as donations In * tafiobw. 
George Kuhn Clarke offered resolution! endorsing (OS petition Of Me i'i|i. 
Memorial Association to the Geotrsl Court for mi appropriation for tliK 

•fa fitting monument st Provincetown, I orsM the arrival of 

Mayflower and the landing of the Pilgrims there, Nov. ll-'.'l. |gtO< The 
* were nnaulrnnuslv adopted.' 
Dtrsmher 7 — A stated m> bold this afternoon It three o'clock at N>>. 

Somerset Str: [oseph 15. "W president, iii iiie i-lialr. 

Ber. Bzrs Hojl Bylngton, D.U.. read a papi r on "The Puritan aud tin 
im is land History." 

i G Masking, Jr., clialrman of the committee ou the revision of the By- 
i«-. reported In print a scries of amendment.-. It was voted that the oon 

M! amendments lie postponed to the <"'■< meeting, and thnl printed 
»plcs of the report be tent to each resident and life member with the notice of 
i annual meeting. 
The lecretarj and the librarian made their monthly reporta. 

Albert Harrison Hoyt, Alberl V Foil I, George S. Mann, Andrew II. Ward 

id Julias H. Tnttle wen chosen, by ballot, a committee to nominate officers 

Sixteen resident members were elected. 

Wtdiutdnji. January 4. 1893.— The annual meeting was held In the hall of 
hi joiners* t Street, this afternoon, at three o'clock. In the 

1 rntClailin Hon. Charles C Coffin was called to the chair. Mr. 
idon was i (em. 

he By-Laws was taken from the table and 

mlttec was discharged, tetii n the report was referred to the next 

Rev. F.7.ra Hoyt Bylngton, D.D., presented the annual report of the Council, 
contained abstract* of reports to the Council by the several committees, 
aely. on Finance; on the Library, bj Ber. Henri '.. Haien, !).!>.. chslrmsn 
Publication, by Albert II. Hoyt, chairman; on English Resesreh, t>j William 
Bpleton, chainnan ; 00 Memorial Biographies, hy John W. Dean; on the 
t. by Herbert . I. Howard; on Donation*, by Rev. William C. Winslow, 
, chairman | idry. by Henry E. Woods, chairman; ou Papers and 

Derld Greene llasklus, D.D., clininuan; and the committee to 
i rrapher. 
John Ward Deao, the librarian, mado Ids snnosJ report. The additions to 
r try during the year were 610 hooks and 668 pamphlets. 
I. II. Torrey, tin r; Be*. Henry A. Hasten, D.D., the corresponding 

The New-Entiand Historic Gonculoaienl Society celebrated tin- huhiut millenary of 
event >"•>* by J vVlna He Tliorntoii, A.M , ■rtilrli wan printed 

i e title of " Th<' Historical Relation of New Kmriaiut to thi 
: "i.mroon wealth." See Rsoistbk, vol. «S, pp. 9*-S\ vol. 29, pp. S36-7. 


.-,»•■.« and their Proceeding*. 


K, Clarke, in behalf of th< 
ami n P. i liairman of cite trustees of tta und. 

several annual report*. 
Col. Atbcrl II Hi man of the i da 

isulng rear, who wars elected as tv'u 
■ d 1,1. n , of Newton, V 

I, of Beaton, llai 
Williamson, I.M.. of Belfast. M 
Nil .In, \ ■'.. BtUha Beujamlu Am 

I.I It ,.r Pre* ward Elbrld#e B LL.D.. of Set 


i totdon, ! - rmarvllle, Mass. 

■ itirj/.— Wllll&ni Stanford \ M., M.D, "f 


. John Wart Dean, A.M 

I). I).. Coffin, LM., of Boatoo, Maia>t, 

Hill i.i.-i; i Ded tan, Haas. 


David Oreena Hawkins, .lr.. A.M.. I.L.H., of (.ainhrldgc, Mas». -, Newton Tall 

\S94 — John Tyler IJaseani, a.m.. oi Boat 
larke, 1. 1.. , • luam, M:t»>. ■. < I..B..< 

Watertown M iga 
Eton. Charles Carleton Coffin, A M.. than delivered the Annnal 
Thank* were roted to the ret ring corresponding secretary. Rev r 
Bazeo, D.D. 

1 1 m M i otafl that the animal address, the several annnal reports, the nc 

- mi i-i log I OUDcU vrllB 

lathoritj tine. 

held this afternoon at N 
si ustgn was chosen president 

rta of the Council, the librarian, the corrospo retnry sod 

historiographer were preaeated. 

rii.iri a siiin. \ i; i.-i _rn was clecb ■■ ■ U co tin a vaca»o 

:-i ,i. 1 1 : •• 'i !: ' in R li. i, W. Dean sad X-Tett 

tinted to r. 
Batherford B. Hayes, fur ■ssnhonorai 

. Dr. William ('. Window offered resolution* on the death of the Ht. Rer. 
ritiiiii i wblcb were unanlmi pted by a daliut vote. 

re th 
si no t., |>rit\i tii 

> C- Coffin, Cap t. Albert A Potsom sad G«orge A. Oordoo, AJ 

an re ohoeen « « itnltl ■■■ to repreaem the logs. 

Hon i iimi offered rotea In relation to aoe Funds' 

the ited, and ordered to he printed with the sal 


[ttee on B] Laws was then taken up. and the ar 
: id 10 were aeti d apou. Th.- < 
it." deferred r meeting. 

Monk 1 — A si bag WW lipid this afternoon al 12 Somerset Si 

Ign, i L.B In the chair. 
Prof. W'iiksion Walker, Ph.D., ol Hartford, Conn., reed n papal on " 
[a finance of tin- Katbera in Nee England Bellglouii Development, 

nr. B, ii. r. v 1 1 ; ; ' r i . 1 1 . chairman appointed at the 

report ons of respect to the m fEx-Preaid 

ford B Hayes u i> , an honorary iiii-iiihcr oi' ■■'■ which were i 

monaly adopted by :< rising rote, 

I h report of tin- Council, rite corresponding secretary and the librariai 
Seven reeldeul membore were elected. 
Frank E. BntdiNh, A.H.. stated that the venerable Lucius Ttobh 

Societies and ihrir 


, the eldest and senior member of the Society, would on the 8th Inst, com- 
hU nlnety-nrst year, u motion the Society voted to send Mm Its 

•_•. and to express die hope that his life may be prolonged In the 
nwnt « it learning and piety which now, tut crcr, excite oar 

ioastte admiration. 
m amendment* to ..iw.s were offered and referred to a committee. 

ill court to have the Hat of per* 
wboae names had ln-en changed, i->md in 1883. brought down to the 
st time and reprinted. 

Coxx> x \ alm:v Historical Society. 

"i*'Xirl<l. Matt., Tuetdny, Mnreh 7, 1868.— A meeting was held this evening 
I Booth Church Chapel. 

r. K- II D-, of Newton, mid n pap< m and 

aa». the Makers of New England." 


ttiienct. Tnttdaf. yovmlrr 29. 1892.— A stated meeting was held this 
ng In the Soclet> an Street. 

iam C. Langdon, D.D., read a paper on " Old Catholics of the Itallau 

y*tt#r 2.7— A stated meeting wns held this evening in the Society'6 Cabinet, 
ei on " in Usnciatlon of the -rs of 

lenco and Hi'-ir CODtesI \s'iU the I'm- Holders." 
wmix* 27. — A stated meeting was held this evening. 

Bucklln, of Providence, read a paper entitled '• A Plea for 
can Literature." 

nary 10. 189.1.— The annual meeting was held this eTcning ; the president. 
Horatio Rogers, in the chair. 

the librarian, made his annual report, showing the condition of 
»rn member.* were elected. 

d his annual address. 
1' Everett, the tretL ited a cash balance of $894-65. 

rand amounts to $2,093.76, nnd the publication fund to 
f ami amounts to $28,000. 
committee* on the library and on Lectures made their annual reports, 
following officers for the ensuing year were then rl 
■*sV»l.— Horatio Rogers. 

<{d**t*.— George M. Carpenter, E. Benjamin Andrews. 
rriarj. — Autos Perry. 
utmrtr.— Richmond P. Ev< 

mmtttee.— Albert v. Jencki, James E. Cranston, Edward I. 

twrt Committee.— Amos Perry, Reuben A. Guild, William B. Wecdcn. 
mmixtrr on Building and Ground*.— Rami C. Tuft. Isaac H. Boafifcwick, .Jr.. 

mmtitte.— William 1). Ely. Amos Perry. Howard W 
Uieatlon Committee.— E. Ben jam -■. Am.v» M. Eaton, James G. 

malOftcal Committee .— Htnrv E. Turner. George T. Hart, John 0. Ill 
an« Committee.— Robert H. I. Goddard. Charles H. Smith, BlohSKM 
itimj C'otnt„itU>.— Lewis J. Chase, .' uk. F. A. Lincoln. 

• yy. — W. i I', Amos Perry. 

s work of obtaining information from the town clerks was reported to be 
nearly all of the clerks having replied to the circular letter 
a them. The funds for tabulating the information was increased to $100. 

Ou> Coloky Historical Soctety. 

•ion. MttttaehuttU*, Monday, fXoftw 10, 1892.— A quarterly meeting 
In Historical Hall this evening, the president, Rev. Samuel H. Emery, 
lo the chair. 
▼ot- xlvii. 20* 

226 Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society. [Aj 

PNattSBl BBMTf made a brief addresa, after whlrh 

Prof -ImImi ordronaux addressed the Society on "The Colombian F« 

Six member* were elected. 

Capt. Juliii W. l)<-»n lla.ll, the librarian, reported a 1 1 «t of donations. 

Mo>< 1893. — The an naal meeting was held this evening, I 

dent Emery in the chair. 

rh«prc Oil annual address. 

B&r. PaTSOa W. I.vman. of Fall River, Mi**.. i an address on *' 

Shays Rebellion." 

I>ca. K. H. Reed, the historiographer, read memorials of the members 
had died si nee the last meeting. 

The annual elsotton took place-, with the following result: 

Pntident. . I). D.. of Taunton. 

Plea rtmMwfl lion Edmund H. Bennett, nf Taunton, and Rot. William I 
Chaffln. of fon. 

Rtr-. refory and Librarian. — Capt. John W. D. Hall, of Taunton 

Comtpondina Secretary.— Hon. Charles A. Reed, of Taunton. 

Trranurtr.—lir. Klljah U. Jones, of Taunton. 

BtttctiogrwH&r. mig/u h. Etaed, Esq., of Taunton. 

Auditor.— John F. Montgomery. Esq.. of Taunton. 

lor*.— Hon, William E. Fuller, of Tannton; fien. Ebenewr W. Pelrcej 
Freetown; Heury M. Loverlng, Esq., of Taunton: Hon, John S. Bra> • 
Fall River; Ellsha C. Leonard, Esq., of New Bedford; James M. 
Esq.. of Taunton. 

Mr Montgomery, auditor, reported briefly the financial condition of 
Six iety — Dr. Jones, the treasurer. balQg detained al home by II 
tliat there are $1,700 In savings bank, and $133 on deposit. 

The secretary reported that our Society rolls now contain 687 members. I 
|i»'> lif<\ 82 honorary. 72 corresponding, and 278 resident members. Also 
16 UfS members, B honorary, 9 correspond log, and 17 resident members 
i away In six years and three months, since occupying our Historical I 

The librarian reported the quarterly donations. 


Prepared by the Historiographer, Rsv. Eira Hott BTrxoiox, D.D., of Newton, j 

Thx sketches of deceased members prepared for the Register are 
necessity brief. Ix-oiuse flifl space that can be appropriated is quite Hi 
All the materials for more extended memoirs which can be gathered 
preserved in the archives of the Society, and they will lie available fori 
in |'i eparing the "Memorial Biographies," of which four volumes 
been issued and a fifth volume is in press. The income from the Toi 
Memorial Fund is devoted to the publication of these volumes. 

As the office of Historiographer has been vacant for a number of mon 
the work of this department is in arrears. It is hoped, however, that I 
subsequent numbers of the Register the deficiencies will be made up. 

Rt. Rev. Phillips Brooks, D.D., Bishop of Massachusetts. — Bishop Br 
was born in Boston. Dec. 13, 1835. and died In Boston, Jan. 92. 1898, il<- 
the second aon of William <»ray Brooks and Mary Ann Phillips, thus comb 
In bis own person and in bis name two of the oldest and best families of 
England, ills father was a member of this society, and bis memoir wir 
found In the Rroister, vol. 83, p. 25ft. 

He was prepared for college In the Boston Latin School, was grades' 
from Harvard 1855, and studied divinity at Alexandria, Virginia. He * 

k] Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society. 227 

■ ! to the ministry in the Protestant Episcopal I BUTCO in LBU; was 
rector of the Church of the Advent In Philadelphia 18(9, when he was 
transferred to the Church of the Holy Trinity In the same rity. He became 
rector of Trinity Church in Boston in 1869. and after a ministry "of twenty-two 
Ml ftD tin* ancient chnrch be was elected Bishop of Massachusetts, April 90, 
18*1 . and was consecrated October 14th of the same year. 

Bishop Brooks was descended from Thomas Brooks, who canu Iron Kngland 
la the early years of the Puritan emigration. A BombeJ ol eminent cJtfmal of 
MassachnsetL* have been among his descendants. Three generations ago a 
de»cendan t of K- lion, the second minister of Bostou, became the wife 

•• gTeat-grandfatlr r of Bishop Brooks, 
th* aide of his mother tin- Bishop wu- ■ .i from Hoy. George 

Phillips, a graduate from the University of Cambridge, who canu- CrOD England 
to the Arabella, with Governor Wlullirop, In 1686. He was the Bxsl mmi-ter Ol 
Wnertown. The sreat-erandson of Rev. George PhflllpS was the well known 
iiunrl Phillips, in i 1 1 i —t*-r for sixty years of the Old South Church in 
Aodovvr. Judge Samuel Phillips, bom 1760, WM Lieut of aflllT 

canselis. and one of the founders of Phillips Academy. Andover, as another of 
the Phillips family was the founder of Phillips Academy, 1 Bfisef, and others of 
Aadorrr Theological Seminary. 

Bishop Brooks was Interested In CTorythlng that relates lo the history of New 
Raglan is the author of a Dumber of volumes which hare had a wide 

circulation In this country ami across the- sea, His sympathies were breed end 
nacrous. He was the friend and helper of men of all sorts and conditions. 
Bet he will be remembered chiefly for bin gift of eloquent and pamuulYi apt I oh. 
He seemed to be equally attractive to people who differed not only iu respect to 
Mature, but also Iu their tastes and opinions. He had already taken a pltOt 
anon* the greatest preach i 1 it would nol •> name one 

moo. faking clergymen whoex* els him as a preacher to the mnltl- 

psdes o alt s long time before we look upon his like again, 

le was elected a resident member of this Society March 2, 1892. 

KrnTTKronr. BnCHAXD Hayes. LL.B.. LL.H., the nineteenth President of 
». \v:ih elected an honorary mem 
and was one of Its honorary rke-prealdoBte from 1879 to 1889. 

He was born In Delawar. and WS3 of the sixth generation 

from George Hayes of Windsor. Conn., who came to New England about the 
year 1680- The family Is believed to have been <>r Scottish descent 

Mr. Hayes received his early education at Norwnlk, Ohio, uiel Ml 
Oona., and was graduated from K Liege, Gambler, " IhlO, with the highest 

honor*, in 1842. He entered the Law School of Harvard 1'nlverdiy. and was 
graduated in 1845. He began the practice of law lu Fremont, Ohio, but removed 
to the city of Cincinnati, where he soon rose to eminence in his profession. He 
»a» city solicitor of Cincinnati a number of years before the civil war. He en- 
Hstvd a* a > n the Army <»f the United States In 1861, receiving a com- 

■tailiin as major. He was In active service during the whole of the war,— was 
feerereij wounded at South Mountain Sept. 14, 1862,— was promoted Brigadier 
Deaeral In 1884. and Major General by brevet In 1866. After the close of the 
ear he served In the House of lw preventatives from 1865 to 1867, when he was 
elected Governor of "Mo. He was reelected in 1869, and in 1875. In 1876 he 
ansa rleclr- ! of tin United States. The most important events during 

bis administration were the withdrawal of the United States troops from the 
poathern states, the resumption of specie payments, and the progress of clvll- 
■ • reform. After his 1 life he was active in educational 

and charitable work, serving for many years as president of the National Prison 
Reform Association: trustee of the Peauody Educational Fund; aud of the 
John F. Slater Fund. 

i, Dec- 80. 1862. I.ury Ware Webb, by whom he had eight children. 

the practice of law, aud the duties of bis political life, President 

much attention to literary and historical studies. He m one of 

*lu Ohio Historical Society, and a corresponding member of 

historical and literary societies. He received the degree ox LL.D. from 

i lege in 1868, from Harvard 1877, Yale, and Johns Hopkins in 1880. 

! died In Fremont. Ohio, Jan. 17, 1898. 

US ■■/>/ of Ilistorir. < Genealogical Society. [Aj 

Okoio.i Whi.iam Comi \ M , I.I..U., waselccte-d ar ttOgl 

Feb, r. 18 i b'»uumr> ■ Pron 

dene*. K- I.. K.I.. 24. |K24. ami died si hid home iQ West New BflghUM 
mo York, Aug. SI, 1882. He was a son of George Mid Mi 

'ml, Urn r ill Curtis. 
At the age of fifteen he became a clerk In a mercantile bouse in New Ya 
1 1 of age. be. with bis old' tabled the comrnt 

ItookFun jlnirv. Mom., rem* e abont two years 

oi tw i years on a farm ; Haas ba 1S46 Mr. Ob 

wont abroad , - ne as a student at the Unlverslt] 

traveling in n Idsan [y way throngh southern Ba iyria. 

186" d to Sen- York and entered upon .. Bn wan 

Uu "<•'» Fork Tribune" for a ah 
Fr, no was editor of " Putnam's MonUily." This led him la 

a partnership with tha pohrtohera of the mag.i 
the mi no failed, and Ml 

upcrty, and. as tlutt did not aoAi 
for the next fifteen years to paying In full th was 

gaged several seasons in the lecture Acid. 

took the -i i up i mt I iv 'laUoa 

ibllean convention at Chicago, bl 1860; became political ed l« 

:iv in i~i;i ; was made a re; erslty of I 

York In 1664; weenon-n if essor at Cornell Cnl irya 

in 1*6" was a delegate at large tu the Constitutional it Y« 

in which he was the chairman of the committee on education; was artel.g.d. 1 

il lonal li' | ■ i-. :■!:• .'in conrentl m of I87ii In 
him i lend In Egypt, which b<' d He 

also tlie post of minister -I. and later that of minister to 

offered to him by President Hayes in 1««". Mr. Curtis was specially lot 
in ii H'forni. and was the cbainnau of a cominb-i 

I'r-'-idi-in <inviii in 1871, to draw up rnlta for the regulat ■ 
He was ! an President of the Kattoi form Le»„ 

ami ni Hi, \ v. Sfort flJBOCUtton. He was, as baa been aeon, for many y« 

tiroiuinenl in Urn national Republican party. After the spring of 1884, be 
". ith that party. 
(Tor the last i«'i "t j -live years of bis life he had his summer home in Ashfle 
Mass , where be cpeilt four or five monthi of each year. Hi 

fileasnui relations with the permanent residents <>f the town, euten 
nto the local educational and social Interests, and has left behind m 
recolh'i Hom ni himself, The academy, the pabUc librae] i aud f« 

have reaaoo pratefoUy to cherish his memory. 

Mr. CnrtJ ma Shaw, the daughter of Frank George 

and had three children : Frank < rtts, Elizabeth Burn: i 

Shaw Curtis. He re< ■ - i ■>•«•• i the degree of \.M. from Brown U ■ la IN»; 

that of L1..D. from MadUon I nlvernlty in 1864. from Harvard I 
1881, and frmn BroWO 1'nlv.; -.r > in ]>»:. 

His principal publications were : "Nile Notes of a Howadjl" (: ■ 
Howadji in Syxl 152) i ' PoUpharFap< 

"Prueamir (ISM); "Tnuiips" (1862). e should be added the l 

of papers entitled the " Editor's Easy Chair." which Mr. Curt 
•• Harper's Monthly" from 1853 t" Lin time of In* di slh, \ long L 
• following: " Eulogy upon Charles Sumner," 
•. im.ii it-, in 1874 1 ''Centennial Oration" at Concord 
" Centennial Oration " at ScbnylersvlUe, N.Y.. 1877; " DI 
full. •!! Bryant," befop York Historical Society. lallou 

rjnvaDiag the Statue of Burns" lu Central Park, 1880. 
By the Jtev. Qtorge M. Adam*. D.D., of AuburndaU. 

David Williams Fattkkson, the well-known, was elected 
i ding member of this Society, B< n.i died at bis home 

Newark Valley, Tioira Co., X. Y., on 18th Nov. 18W. 

Bis father, Hon. Chaster PnMortoa, a native of Uichmond. Mass., wl 
was boru 24 Sept. 1777 removed with bis father to Union, Broom, 
in February, 171M, and was sheriff of that county, 1808-12; represented it ! 

'3.] Necrology of Hi i-.ric Gt >nmlogicul Society. 


re of 

.. im'J, i-uMhi: Qulnej .> 

. > on for many year*, tmddc* being otherwtac 
lb tin- public anair» of the town. In I 

irk V «■!!■ irtfc WBB Mary Ann 

I tea, waa barn in, \ y i:. .inh t.«24; 

u Newark Valli 
»«.'»• -:i Khoo! ■■■ :• iin hi. -H;' i I ili-ijf -f rv :i: BOChSStOT, K.T., and .'iiliiiinitr.-l 
prac: On the N 

mart i in of 

lm. wuli tluir f-Mir rhlldren. Anna, Una 
Bterl i -• Woodford and Ralph The* -d.-i . 

•:r«. ;i[ W.-l Win.!.- . rWM Ih'- 

i'ii.-ik •. upon hi-* removal to Newark Valley, In Mar, 

IlilDMfll ' I rn: 

small paternal farm anUrety M nla favorite parsu 

*t the preat extent and i da work, comparatively lit T l«- Is known 

o UHiot; hi- fell i field fo* moat <■< H n ta done Eta 

Ja share In the compilation of many of on la to- 

ted only by a Hue In tli . or an occaelona] foot-note." Bat the 

.1 thai wort Mi *"i. opprei ■! lii.i i allfled to ndM 

ii uiK'liall'Mitriil. Hi' was i iin'-i inili-faliirahh 

- and 
which It-f i ahnoal ■■ to bi gathered who 

ind. • toe n ho ,,,,i '. 

lOfl his death, apily nfjroJm of Ida 

b ™ He seemed ii ii- lo •■-. untiring 

1 ll-U.ipl ill till' 1 HA, 

done; and crowded with work aa - waa, he 

■ n Stores •>! DOS, 

»!>.. t > r«» In the drill of Ml the 

o «'n 'i wsurad aha laoea ol 

i mi- have linl. in \ urine the past forty 

. mi genealogist whose work stands no absolutely anqueetioe.ed, ><i whose 

was so unbesltatlnglj accepted at Dr. 
tore was, among his i orere In in ■•• con- 

of Ilia p*r~>iin ' i>f tin- pi rl i -< llmi of Ids 

iatlc research, record, arraugemenl and statan 

■Hi il— and. tbongh some H his 

Of notation; or the 'marrh much Insisted; 

preparal night, t. 

jaaapear •' cranky, - they were certainly aub oavtao- 

■ig argument . 'an ..r print left no donbt In tin reader's mind 

arnaf waa Intended. 

Dr. Patterson's literary work waa bat tin- natural expren* 
•km i. :; nature — Brtn, plainly expressed devoid of all pretence. His 

aracu' : and his dislike- of 

^rns in. an or tin': was never i»ln.< rda, or can- 

<«*sU«i i ami corn 

sent a wrong, real or fancied, he was equally 

re was, wtthal, a wondarfnl de- 

ii meat In hi ihlpswera as strong us Ida dislikes; 

loaewhoh'- Dodandapi iture 

re in svi'i .■: cnllar literary i tat«! In all the 

: ory, the m. 
nalhiin of ordinary society— that, to- 
^■rwl'.' irred htm from thai full r >'<'■. -nil mn «i hi 

.which hU abilities and his works .-nutted Mm. Qenaromi 

,„i a, oftbf [bllowlng list, Mr. patteraen'a cinim to m 

tii iiv, or from ntalemcnt* 010*10 by him to tlic naihor 
• own family.— B. a. a. 

180 Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society. [j 

and helpful by nature, Ik* was always " to the frout " in the social, religion*) 
higher material interest* of the community In which ho resided; 
•nch public nflnlrn, hi- wast (troe to hi* nature,* thr advocate of tl. 
only which would produce the roost thorough and substantial r< 
roUgtouj Mows, while they might not, perhaps, hare exactly squared wiUi 
church creed, were the ontcoroe of a deep study of the Bible and of 
nature; and we have reason to know, persooallf, tliat bin wax the faith of 
humble Christian, looking forward to eternal solvation through the only : 
M i hi ipon (1m cru-s. 

Hi at difficult, at the present time, to prepare a full and 

schedule of Mr. Patterson's genealogical work. From the best data avi 
however, we glean the following: 

The only/)uWiv.'i,,.' works, n -. are:— 

1. A Uttrr V ■ l<> ///.« bntlirr* Hirthplaee, by John Holmes. 

Notes ami a Gcnenlogv bj ]">. Williams Patterson. 1885. 8ro. pp. 

3. .JoAh H ifirtftirti. Conn., and his DttcmdanU. A licnealogj 
Thomas Watson. 1865. Hvo. pp. 47. 

These two works were respectively No*. 1 and 3 of the issues of a 
club of three members (D. Williams Pattcrsou. then of West Wtnsted, I 
Francis 8. Hofftuau, Esq.. of New York City, and the writ. 
then resident in Hi -rlf the 

humorously suggested by Dr. 1'., with n "onkfMm 

which M i>ii' ii. In genealogy aa In mathematics, puzzles the strident ; i 
aa to the iioii-ldi-ntiikatiui) of the membership of the club, now 
time given to the public. 

.1. Memorat,ift <•/ the Mantyomerie*. New York. Printed for the 
Clubs. 1808. (lvlifi.iii in ooplea ta 4-tO, GOlnSvo.) Brad street Preai 

This, which included a Montgomery Pedigree, WM prepared form 
B. m Dtgomery, Emi.. of Philadelphia ; tbi 
Us tit • of I 'Inl'S." was ui-io. l believe, a suggestion of Hi 

4. gUmon Qmualogf. By D. Williams Patterson. Reprinted ft 
York Genealogical and Biographical Jteeord, of 1879. 8vo. pp. Mh A 
descendants of Nathaniel Slosson, born about lti06, Norwalk, Conn. 

B. John •■/ WntitmntfWd, & . and hit Descendant*. I'll 

Genealogy by I>. Williams Patterson. 8ro. pp, 

6. The. hbell and Kingman Families. Some records of Robert IsbelJ 
Henry Kiiv iidants. Gathered from various sources, 
OOtDpUadb] L«rOjW Kingman. Owego, 1889. Uo 

7. Brockway Family. Some records of Wolston Brockway and his 
ants. Compiled for Francis K. Brockway [by I). Williams Patterson]. 
1890. 4to. pp. Iflf. 

8. Tl" '•' •■■"• Hencalogy. Descendant* of Mnttbew, of Wln.Uor Conn, 
printed from 8t Ilea's Revised History and Genealogy of U in 
8vo. Dp v.'. Edition 1 1 mi coj i loo.] 

:>. Th< WhilMb Family, I if, 1049-1878. Prlvateh 

late S. Whitney Pho New York City. 3 vol*. 4to. '.• 

pedigrees. Edition 510 copies. The compilation and arran f iliini 

was the greatest monument of Mr. Patterson's Industry and skill; and be | 
pared, also, enough more material (especially biographical) to have mads I 
other large volatile; which, bowever, Mr Pho not see tit to pnl 

10. Tu Mr. John Royd's Annal* of H'inrJttJiUi Mr. Path 

tributed a large amount of genealogical matter aud labor, which received 
ackti"-.\ lodgment, 

u. 8vaqtuhan%ak Auociatton. Bbtorfeol Note*. Compiled by I). Wt 
Patterson, for the Siisqnebannah Association of Congregational Churches 
Ministers (reprinted from ■ tonal OwvfsrJyJ. But- to i 

Notes on the " First" SusquehsfllMll Association. 

Ill Miiniurript form, he lift many many Vttluul-li* WOTlCO, ino*t "f which 
well pNpaxod f'>r printing; among these the principal are: — 

1. The 1/nly Ont* of Lisle, or Fifteen-score and om rht to sorrs] 
i.mmI Compiled from authentic records. 4to. pp. 2G9. [A history of 
First Church of Lisle. N. Y.J 

2. Falks-Fjore of East Haddam. Conn. Seven or more large 4to. roll 
nally compiled for a gentleman In Connecticut. Mr. P. devoted much tlm 
the preparation of this collection.] 

Booh Jfotice*. 


■nd HU Descendant*, 
John Main- ,-,. of Norwnlk. Conn., and some of hla Descendants, 
about Mine numlwr of pan*"* a* Ho. 1 
be»e#r GrtuLul'Hjy — Jared and llauunb, married 1666; about same number 

'i>%e Genealogy— T)tu\\ol of Haddam. Ct., M2IS. 
tnrJnn-H. of BUmford CI — John Of I860. 
ta»«A /timi/jr, of Ullford, Ct., l< 
Mae Willey and Descendants, Boston, Mass., 1640. 
'out* Rrmnls nf Thomas l*-r . at Ij/vm, Ct. 

Tmmoerfurd Family, »f E»$< Thomas, \<\v> ; about 100 pages. 

snoalogies of the Christopher. Cracker and Marean Families. 
ttrtrtaH fJeneal'tgy—Jtan Mcrscreau. from France, 1886-1608. 

miird Family— Richard, of Kent, Eng.; will dated 1616. 
leywunn?'" -from Andn also of Greenwich, 

l>dXew»Hiri,!i vmours. 

kWy of the Boors*, of Btmtbwry, Ct., 1755. 
Urvrd Record*. 
'ragmenis of Lyme (Conn.) Genealogies— about 600 paRea, 4to. 

..i Family. 
Jolmr*. a very uirre MSS. work, done for Rufus K. Holmes of West 
Mr. Patterson mw engaged on this at the time of bl» death. His 
ntft ■nde under conditio soh pain and parsonal rafltadad was 

nterest of this work. 
texvarfaa/J of Robert Cot — from 1884. 
«n«aln2le» .if KorwaSk and Ridgelleld, Ct.,— a large MS. 

. Brian**, 1613 

H*c*Uani»vs. 15 large vols., A— L, some families very fully written Dp. 
Hstory of the Families of the li^nltm Purchase, -ft very large MS., | 

ii whlcb {relative to the families of hVikshlre, Newai h I alley and 
■d) were published in (Jay's Historical Gazetteer of Tioga Co.. H. V., In 


Ordt Of tkt Descendants of the Widow Ford, 1621-1880. 
!eow- By, of Eart Haddam, Ct. Second Copy. 

Thitney. Three large MSS. apparently ready for, at ion, viz. :— 

Whitney unit hi* Descendants. Compiled, I '•s* 88; dedicated to 
, of Adrian. Mich., " whose generosity mndc possible t lie studies' which 
iy for eompQii nealogy ol the W. family of Ma 

Fbrnilij of M'lMsachusrtts,— from John and Elinor, of Watcrtown, 
ita of Joshua above referred to. 
\nsettt Whitney*. Cortland Co. and Tioga Co., N. T. Branch.— 
\asu* of Jonathat 

'attcrnon waa an early and ardent collector uf all printed genealogies 

■1 histories, and accumulated a large and very valuable library; whlcb, 

;«d. will be kept intact and tiud a suitable resting-place in some 

in iK-ronlanoe with his own oft-expressed desire. 
B. Stiles, 21. D. 

;' i |c | i if 


.» sending Ik* k» for notice (o ttnte. for ibfl [nfbrmatlofl of 
book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent by 

Bistort'* and tie neologies. A Series of Genealogical and Biographical 

TTOfhs on the Families nf . Mar Curdy, Mitchell, Lord, l.ijnde. pi.jtaj. \ev 

'd<»j. (rriswold, Ho/corf, Pitkin. Of/dm, Jvhnftn, Diodati, 

I Jfai-rin. And Notts on the. Families of liuchamin. ParmeUe, Board- 

Locke, Cole. DeWolf, Drake, Bond and Stcayne, Dunbar and Clarke, 


Book Notice*. 

rsMCfci Jforrison Smi(k Wattt. With Twcot 
• I Two Chart* of i 

Privately Printed, Boper Boj 

Th i ' si supplementary volume containing the thirty-ooc chat 

whole work being bound in live volumes Price, with boxing, $:'■ 
COpii ■ \\ ill lie 

In 188ft l'mf. Edward Bl y, of Nev 

printed hi Memorial .-raa 

and Mograp roographa of the Salisbury and allied fumilie.*. with p« 

chart'*, bound In two quarto volnmra. 

i it work of genealogy which had appeared, and cou mined hi 

rlglnal matter; hut now that elegant work la even surpassed by the 

f and wife. In three quarto volumes, bound In Arc. tb 

being ■ »' pedigree charts- These 

graph III fifteen hundred pages, are printed in thi 

• style, and uniform wltb . and giro the ft 

from n 

IN voral elaborate genealogies printed M ihe Hyde, 8 

Dwlght. Wentwarto, Whitney, 

fact tiny an- mainly d :>rdly 

■u be mauv raeb work* i- 
that the expenditure has been aifin 

betw. eight yearn (a lalxn- o r th« lar>i' 

money for obtaining information. 

i-ircular. as is so common to the enthn 
: heir labors it was to pre 

volume ->r some two or three, handled pug.>. wWcb have been ami 
to the number above mentioned. 

Lyme, the birthplace nf lira. SAlui.urv. I- the irnrUng pnlnt of ht-r 
notion ■'■racing no man. inta of that ancient town, 

tin- boo -' ' Matoi 

Prof, and M- lortunato in having irlefai 

md in Europe, to work up, andthemattei 
raons not specially Interei nealogy or identified wilt 

famlli- v ill Snd th ■ •■• ro iitful read] 

Tin ••ii-.ruii.n-. amount oi k,th« 

IS strain, the excessive can- needed to prevent 
who have been similarity engaged, and Prof, and t>urj 

be congratulated on this monument of their patience and skill. 
By Harrison Elltry. of Boston. 

Transaction* nf th? Royal Httlorfral Socttty. N 
Loir cen&Co. Ami N< u fork: 15 Ka» 


The Otic I cl in this volume constitute a valuable addition 

ire. Many of then seem to beoi spr ilarij 

I'ulilir il u.:i ol the <ia>inn Koll* by lire Itrilish r» n ■ t I'rew 

n Bngusb History" (thai Ml hitherto i 

Mm rplored labyrinth of parchment*, likely. It . 

of the British rule in Aquitalm covering the 
i.;ni. "The progress ->f Historical Research daring I 
1891 M," tod the " Presidential '• 

Probably the far-reachmg results wroaghl by this and kindred sodel 
Oreal Britain Am and In ->iir own land — and likewl 

■ i les— cannot be estimated. Among the man* learned British socieli* 
Boyal Historical 8ocJbi sblgnpoBli 

it la Impossible in i short notice to give an adequate, hardly even a g 
accouii iried contents of the book before us. 

paper only VI ill time I innlt of more than passing notice, nlthon 

i in be well th The ad-< 

President, the lit. Bon. Sir Monntstuart B. tirarit Duff, Ik in many way» 
markable oue; the matter Is excellent, the style is clear aud forcll> 

Hook Notices. 


not wanting a touch of humor to cnliveu it. I cannot too heartily commend 

author's glov. ! of historical studies ; iu fact this underlie 

oUt n would thai ry school-house 

• ml. to arou«e ami develop enthusiasm I" thin helpful (I had almost Maid 

iranch of learning. 

re only fewer studies in our preparatory schools, and more free- 

i given (as would I: in the choice of these studies, according 

i aptitude of Htn acholic, I hoi rare Bui bat tin reeulla would be 
i luser portion ol louli be allowed* to those whoes 

r the stud j i>!' history, Hiato lered as a 

discipline only, may be as good or better than the study of the languages, 
1 mathematics, or even law and philosophy. 

lily lays stress on the desirability of having competent teachers 
i dlrv- i.v- limv ninny liuvi' been taught t<» think, 

many have li. ctithu-da*m and 

direction of their tear * largely tin pea of theinstnu i on 

i tin- work of the student. 
The author emphasizes the Importance of acquiring a knowledge of general 
before attempting to make a study of any particular period, (if cause, 
i ^nb-division in all branches of learning, the most exact work 
Will have to be le I Ictdor field; still, all have not 

time to become proficient in mam branches! and none can well be unless tbej 
art- tir-t well-grouta broad and general otiHims, the foundation prln- 

!!•• well says: "Ev. history, general history, his- 

lory considered" as one great continuous broadening river, should be present 
kppealcd to." 

Is pleasant to record that the author refers with warm praiM U) Dl 
OutHnea of Universal History," and Dr. a,ndrews*e •■ ii 

lag an appreciative estimate of the work of on? HOT of lei 
Uiusdoiux something to strengthen the lM>nd* l>etweeu the two coun 

are essentially 

regard to the controversy as to whether history Ib a science or not, the 

inclines to the view (and an it seems to me rightly) that it is not. It 

: oat necessarily dignify history to apply to It a uauie which may be nfOperlj 

tar departments of learning. I eaoii that so htfg< 

»lTC a subject as blstor*, ran In- ml. ipiati-ly meUOied KM gaug.-o by 

Ilea and rules, even if they be numerous and varied. No. it is more than 

acb of science; and its range and development are as limitless as the heart 

soul of man. The writer says : ■• Much ink hu been i on me oan- 

! be looked upon u a branch of science Of 

i branch of literature. It la the old story of the shield with the two sides; 

jk a* | rem our pom! of view, It appears as a succession of 

,w look at It from aiiothi r, it appears I [tagMWlt. a Niiecrssjuti Of 
ues sad, sometimes brilliant, li la, however, from tin 
It looks like a sue. cess Ion of pictures that general history is approach ad 
moat advantage.'* 

isoon action can be so fascinating as the wide and prodm live 

Ofbiatoryf What luxuriant harvests may here be reaped by tin 

careful tollers. To learn what men have done is to know what men may 

1 ten have done, men may do. To road the Uvea oJ men 

have made history (I mean not merely the lives of great captains and 

although they have their place, but those who through faith have 

tcousucss, who have in their day and generation done something 

tee brightly rddnlog all thorough the 
- full of simple trotting faith CbrUt; live* of men 

by high purpose, who dared to do and be, who cared not for stirpes* 
la what the world calls success, — but who h.-m- mrm-ily striven to 

the Study of history the imagination is kindled, enthusiasm Is stirred, 
- arooaad, and all the better faculties are brought into ai 

DOt yet dead in the world, und It will never die. There will 
i bo a yearniiiu' in tin' heart of man In his better momenta for the true, 
1, the good. Who has not felt this iuriucuci ? And as the li 
on In the school of life, he caunot but wistfully turn to the great Hero 
jry, in whose perfect life all history centres, the Saviour of our souls. 
Rev. Daniel Rollins, of Boston. 
▼OL. 21 

rav« be a y« 


liuok yuticet. 

Arthur DeloraiM Corey. 1866-1801. A Memorial. Cambridge. 1898. 1 
pp. Ml. 

With mingled Interest mad sadness we have read, carefully, the pages < 
to aii account of the brief career of a prouusii nian, the oaly < 

rent,-*, Deloralnc-Pendre and Isabella (Holden) Corey, of Maiden, 
trbodted mi l&aldaa, Aug. 17, IH'Jl, In the 2«h year of hi* age; a 
memento of parental affection. 

Son,, accoool '. Ml BOted family connections, student life In this coub 
and '■.•rr.inny, and other particulars to which we would call attention, may 
found In the January number o B8TKB, pages 108, 109; hat ia the 

•ud tasty volume before as we have more of the details of thai life, his trst 
abroad, tils visiting In the Interim of hie university studies, and before | 
after, the distinguished naileries., cathedrals), depositories of paintings, 
numerouH works of art: himself In a knowledge of the German I 

guage./uid adding Largely to his stock of information to be obtained only by 
thorough study and analysis' of the original productions of the old 
so freely open a hi those noble institutions there menUoned, in 

land, Italy, Fraoce and Germany, accompaulvd la many of these placet 
his belored father. 

Arthur graduated at. Harvard College with honors, in 188G; went to Ron 
In the summer of 1887. end in 1891, after a course of nearly four years study \ 
the Royal Friedrtch WUhelm I . in Berlin, Germany, received t 

est literary degree of the institution, that of Doctor of Philosophy. In 
than three months af I ime he passed sway. 

li. Bar, i>r. Btorfanbwffi Arthur's friend and pastor. In Berlin, 
" Although his life was short, it mi well worth while to live for the ex« 
Of the DOOM qoallttse which adorned his soul and made his life bea 

Following the "Life," as written by his father, la a memorial - 

uluiu 11. Harriman, of the First Bu: h, Maiden, with an ao 

of the services; and an extract from a dlacour . Benjamin II. 

of the Unitarian Church, closing with u few poems written by Dr. C 
among his papers, chiefly printed as the author left them. 

illustrations arc, a portrait Into subject waai 

years of age, and another in 1K91, the rear of his death. 

By William B. Tratk, A.M., of Dorchester. Mats. 

L ' Inlrrmetlluin d«» Chrrclwvrs et Curtextr. I.itikx PaUOOO, Dire-. 
Paralssant left 10, 20 et 30 de clcaquc mols. 

This valuable repository of French •• Notes and Queries" has completed ! 

Iwvnty-iirth volume, and entered upon It- 

the earl] pnbUcati f i -four volui 

thousand titles of questions, queries, letters and documents, othei ■ 

with comprehensive replies and snmniiri j. I Ins was an immense task, 

occupied the intention of the learned staff for two entire years. Its publicstl 

ii- not only of the u'rentesl service to the scholar and the savant . 
always remain a uiiMiiiiiH'iii to the large capacity, Industry and cutcrprlMi 
l.'luti rtnidmirt . As mii rncycl on will be most precious, 1 

facts othern lee attainable only after great pains and difficult study. 
By Geo. A. Gordon, A.J/., ■/ SomervtlU., Mum. 

tecordi of the Town of Plymouth. Published by Order of the Town. Vol 
1 ru.-, to 1 748. Bostou : Published by W. B. Clarke & Co.. 840 Wasbingtocf 
8to. pp. ::<;:.. 

volume, like the rrninl. of many New Kngland towns, contains 
miscellaneous matter. The records of the town-meetings of this period < 
little hut grants of land, and nsrertiilnlii idoriea. Here, also, are I 

corded agreements inn!, r -.e:!! between individuals, the special mar 
and sheep of the townsmen, and many strays,— among the last •• a Ten 
Ethoad Island BUI X- (177)" and "the marks of a Whale etrncl 
Bachemoj Indian at Manamont Ponds the 85"* of November l 
the Plymouth of that time had its Fonr Hundred, for iu the tax-r»»' 
1707 is" the following : " Item for the upcr sosicty, 13 shillings." An 
llsh expression, very rare hero, is found in 1702, " Ve Ileatten Way Than 
la to ye Kings Uood yt lies Throughout Lakudiam." In lti»o. Joseph B» 


Book Nblict*. 


•• in consideration of A certain .youth Xamcd Nedd and three pounds in money" 
made over and assigned to Ephralm Morton " A Certain Negro youth h. Lug A 

lall slave whose name la Tonay." Tbt prefab ■ gives i short blograpJ 
sketch of the town clerks of the period, and in (bit ana m the few foot note*, 
the editor. Mr. William T. Darts, sBOWl Ha . \. .11. nt judgment, evidently ex- 
pecting that the book will Ik- need h> person* competent to understand it, and 
not burying the text under a profutdon of quotations. * • 

LoHilmnrk* in Ana'-uC Dovtr, Xete Hampshire. By Makv P. Thompson. Com- 
plete Kdltlon. Durham, N. II. 1808. Large 8vo. pp. 284. 
In this remarkable volnme Miss Thompson completes the work begun in her 
earll.r i I In the EKOurnu for April. 1889 I i I <>f 

eighty-dee pages, and of it limited BfiOpfl, tlM bMB almost •_-m.ii "-ly rewritten, 
•otnc errors have been eorrected, several hundred new I baas bMB 

•dded. and the result is a new work, containing two bandied and ii_;lit »-f(>ur 
pas- • , exhaustive, and moat valuable to all those who are Interested in ancient 
••r. It forma a. com] la of all the noteworthy localities and 

landmarks, ancient and modern, in the w h<>l e original township of H«»v« r, wlil.h 
Included, besides the pn of that name, the towns of Durham. I.i i , 

Madbury, Roiiinsfor<!. Bomerswortb, the greater pan of rfewlngUm, and parts 
narket an<l Greenland. Ili--.ii ;.-. which, It. also many In 

i mi and Rochester. About seven huiidn-d localities sre 
«t«1 in alphabetical order; among them being more than sixty old L'arri- 

Informatlon ahOOt all thaaa hmxlr. idj of hills, rivers, creek*. brooks. 

- islands, falls, bridges, mills, ponds, etc.. baa been obtained bj (ha inde- 
llgablc authoress, with an amount of labor tlutt. only un investigator ran appro- 
rom the various early town records, from the Count] records at Exeter. 
nr-Ilampsblre Pri ad State l'apersi and from looal and family 

ihc book Is replete with hrtweathMj genealogical and biographical 
llertal. and will pro* le to any one who v. bdies r.o t ndj I :in-f nlly the 

rly local history, or to Interpret old deeds and records relating to the region, 
inthoress has an ui'y the Locations of I ai 

Creek and Hogsty Cove.— two ancient landmarks, hitherto of uncertain situation, 
rtorleauy important, as marking tin- original bounder] Una between 
•nth and Dover; In regard to the latter point, disproving the situation 
led as correct, in tin- int. iv. Tuttlc's Historical Papers, 

» present rolnme Is dedicated to the Dover EUttorlca] Society, at whose re* 
I it ha* been prepared, u is uiu>t mien v. i iii a map of the region described, 

two plans. 
Miss Thompson Is entitled to the gn ill the sons of old Dover for 

nniipie and valuable contribution to tie- local history, and It is U) be wished 
other historic towno might And persons competent and willing to do & 

work for them. 
Darid Greene //outfits, Jr., A.M., of CnmMdge. 

P#al Record of Rhode Island, 1G38-J850. First Srrir*. Births. MfcVflRMM 
ami Drnih' l V lily Rtgtitm far (As Psqpfe lly Junta Bf. kxirot p, Editor 
Of the •• Namganaott Historical Register." Vol. i. Newport County. Pub 
llabed under the auspices of tin »>riier:\i Assembly ProTldencei Nnn-agansett 

I Publishing Company. 1898. Largeeto. Price #7.80. 

We are pleased to see another roluma of this great srork, and also to learn 

the two remaining counties of the State (Bristol and Washlugion) will be 

In type during the present year. Mr. Arnold Informs us that Newport 

(genealogical!;. id) Is the hest cr.nnty In the State, and that the 

i trvstrd in this volume are far nearer complete i ban he cxpi oted Blew- 

la colonial time*, was certainly a place of aristocratic reeUtenceBi and for 

than a century gave law to and liad great Influence In the affairs 

Jfew England. The old eemeterj here baa score* of tombs bearing coats of 

n, and It reminds the visitor mure of an old English church yard than a burial 

In liberty-loving America. The records of this interesting community 

ha» here presented to the reader's ere. It will please any genealogist 

over the names, especially one who has an Interest in these families. 

study of the pases here presented will convince the most sceptical of 

(great amount of patient, careful and laborious research needed to produce 


Book Notices. 


■ result ; snd as we bare Arnold "leewrve* well of 1 

Stale for his labors In her behalf: and now thai the work Is bo nearly fit 
we trust he our/ successfully complete pleasure. 

The pteceOliiK voli 'oonty (Vol. I), price tS, 

Providence County (Vols. 8 and $), price #10. \ : | 

Htttury of Ihr Town of Canton. Norfolk County, Jiatanrhuiu-tt: By !>« 

T. v. Hubtoob. Published by the Town. Cambridge John Wilson tSmx, 

University Frees. 1893. 8vo. pp. 666. 

This beautiful and wtO compiled volnrae Ih a worthy memorial of the town i 
Canton. The author did no! Dve t«> * t nit (reek in print, though he left it i 
pitted In manuscript. !!«• died In his native town — w y he here so j 

—Dee. 15, l Hit;, at the age of forty-four. He was an acti i 
Del of Ihta Society, and n sketch of his life will be fonnd In the K roister, rol. 
41, pages S2H-I». Mr bed rare qualifications for a work liketbis; ai 
In collecting and arranging his material ti it tbe lil^" 

through many years, r. . >f Interest In the history of Canton will 

1 satisfactorily treated In this work. Tlie accounts of the Punka 

the churches, the schools, the w»i 
n and Its ■■ ha salt works, the powder mill, the loyalist* 

other matters will be read with Intel 
The book loee credit to tba I iiivrrVitv Press, at which It was printed, 

■ It Uloitrated. \ portrait of the author form> the frontispiece, u4 
other portraits of persons •li.-.tiiii.'ulshrii In the history of the town an 
ook also has views of buildings, memorial tablets, tombstones and 
It, besides several maps. It has a foil tabic of contents 
an excellent Index. 

Southern Historical Society Papcrt. Vol. xx. Edited by 
of the Southern Historical Society. Richmond, V*. : 1898, Pomp; 
pp. MS. 

In this collection of twcii' i span, with an Index, is presented 

valuable information g military operations, IM1-C5, DOl other 

easily attainable, which It Is Important to possess. Tb>- Ilistc 

Society l» to be congratulated upon Its good fortnne In securing ll 
com] i loea of the n It a* 

secretary, skillfully i . i-«lit<«n:»l Oatles of Its publications. 

liij f.v.i. A. 00900*, .1. if.. .,/ s.,,.;,rvtil.-. Mats. 

7042-1S92. Impend* of Woburn, now Pint Written and Preserved in < 
i--.r\a :rith IViMty-ttrM Full-page. i'Uiles and Eight Tail-pieces. To vhirX 
0d ifWobwrn. By P.ikkkr Ltndaij, Hass, i Printed for subscribers only. I8M. lJhno. pp. ITT 
Mr. COSTOM in {Ml roltRDfl has given -'a ramble In the fields of leg« 
lore." As he In the preface says, " every country has Its national stories, [ 
cal mm] in j ihii -id, pecoUai to Itself; and every hamlet its local ditties, deartol 
inhabitants, which, In wry many places, have been Written and presei 
the] oogfal to bo in all oth< P8 I he « traditions are such as were recounted I 
the fireside "i tba fathers. The story-teller of Puritan times has given way 
newspaper reader. Mrs. II. B. Stowe, In '■ Old Town FoUta" sod Sam \m 
lias preserved many of the stories of the pioneer* 
Nntlck. In this aha wrought well. Mr. Converse has likewise rescued a 
legend! from Woborn't earl) settlers Than lain erery community stories 
the In' inns, the pat and quaint tsylngl Sod characters of Its pioneers and ' 
inn men. These traditions of the business, social, military aod moral life 
the locality are often rich, and open to the reader a realism winch wc cannot) 
from the'poges of statistics and history. The fireside, the vil! 
conn try -store, belong to the past, and many an- the 
could be rehearsed to-day, would render true service In picturing the actual tl 
of the fathers and mothers, whose labors we have token np. This booh 
Illustrated bj twenty-three full paged pistes of homesteads, land-capes 
localities of WObnm. The citizens ol W ibnrn are under many obligations 
Mr. i onvem for this publication Illustrative of their early history. 
B§ Iter. Anton Tilu*, uf Xutick. 

Book Notieet. 


Family Genealogical ffecord.— Second Edition. It illlam B- Clarke 

$40 Washington Si. ISM. Largs 4 to. pp. St. Met > 
ThU work was first issued to 1885, and was comnieinirii i.> us in October of 
y«»r It e. insists of a scries of blanks for reoordtog t04 IfiOefftrj <■! 
person, and then- Is roam in it for ten gem n I In latbof U MIm 

F. Ware, of Milton, Mass., the author of the Ware Genealogy, published 
7 In the Kkgisti !iv made several lmpr..v< wants In this second 

rteh to preserve a record of their ai lii tabular 

x 11! dud tela n com enlent book for the purpose. There Is sufficient room 
the apace allotted to each Individual to enter the most important facts in 
I history. We commend It to aU such per- 

I Dutch Church at Totovn, Paterson, AVw Jersey, 1755-1827. 
m ijam Soaos. Baptismal Register, 1 751!- 1808. Paterson, N..I- : Press 
Printing and Publishing Company. 1992. 8vo. pp. 169. 

Mr. Nelsou, In his "'Forewords," says, "From the lips of the ' oldest luhaW- 

was wool many years ago to hear much about the "hi Dutch. 

Church at Totowa, till in fancy he could phrture to himself the <|uaint aqnare 

i lildlng with pyramidal shingle roof, and odd belfry; the box-pews. 

With doors carefully closed; the queer pulpit parched up at one end, over- 

by Eke huge ion tardy Dutch folk who with 

atlai air listened Dominie Marions, Dominie 

maker or Dominie Kiting?, and at Intennli lied 

'G \. re' where reposed their dead who waited the resur- 

uuUj Life." 

With rererent care Mr. Nelson has gathered, in the work before os, the 
nry of tin church from the tlrst preaching at Towanda in 17;ii*>, and the or- 
•r .•> chnrch In 1750, to the burning In 1827 of the mialnl old i 
B ( of w ■ ug is given, lie has also furnished k full transcript 

church res in the Dutch language. An appendix of hls- 

I documents and a full index arc given. The author deserves great pratHO 
to the history and genealogy of New Jersey. Only 200 
i were printed, all for private distribution. 

rir'rl Y"ir n792-1892) •■fthr Ma**tu-hu%,i far Promoting Agn- 

■attars. Small s\o. pp.146. Printed at the Salem Observer Office. I8W, 
This historical sketch of the Society mimed was issued In paper covers by the 
last it. a date co ag to that of the organization of the 

A few rotnmes have since !h-«-ii lamed in cloth binding for libraries, 
The narrative contains, besides the main facts of the Society's experience 
ry, many incidental matt* re pertaining to the general progresa 
agriculture in this State, with interesting references to distinguished citizens 
o have In one or another way been Identified with that progress. The book 
compiled by Mr. Daniel W. baker of Boston, and shows his thorough and 
elentiona research . 

Efttfnj in America from 1044 to 18D2, comprising many Isltcrs and 

SfeapM< relating to John Utighes. the " Stamp Officer," and friend 

imkttm. With Pap?n wf before published relating to his brother of Bevo- 

mttonaty fame. Colonel liuah Hughe* of Nete York. The Families of De Haven, 

Itmmkmssr I 'if BtaHston, Attre, Coales, and other descendants of 

i li'tltt'in. of i Iphta, are included- Tliirty-fite* family 

, and facsimiles of letters of Benjamin Franklin and Ben. Xic.holas 

... liy Mrs. Ami M. Holsthn. 1'pper Merlon, Mont- 

fomerv Count v . tnia. Norrlstown, I'a. 189S. 8vo. pp. 807, In- 

dadlag indexes. Price' 84. 00. 

Oenenlogisfn Inquire for original research, new and valuable. This book 
thesa requirements. Franklin's remarkable letter, the Hughes family 
and Anthony Wayne's are of jtrurrai historical interest. The Hotstelns, 
of the most ancient Swedish- American families, a substantial and re- 
aetablr race, Mill survive In tile ninth generation near the spol occupied In 
rhap* earlier, by their forefathers. The Hughes. De Havens, Hulings 

• Three were received too late for the title page. 
TOL. XLVtl. 21* 


Book Notices. 


(Huguenot*, de Ilullngue»),Clav«, IUII.iili.iii«.!»nin] Pott* are name* well! 
In 1'4-m i.~v Kania The biographical uullw of the II 14 and 

are of those distinguished in various wars, who mai 
Thirty-eight excellent portraits odd to the Interest of thi* w< I 
I quaint and curious autograph 

ifGlariaDi arch, Philadelphia, and the Dc Hatch 

Page 252 Is a i Benjamin Franklin's 

-hea tie Stamp Officer, of the greatest publl :.uik!l: 

expreaae*-! itb the rebellious colonies, advlacw Mr. Hug 

bJa office, with other detail* showing his action on this Important <|Ui 
Politically he would have been ruined had this letter appeared In his lifetime. 
The Sons of Liberty and .lames (Mi* reeri al Stamp i I 

great courtesy on hla vUlt to Bosi-Mi in 1769, He was well received in other 
parte <>t Men Bagtand and In 1771 wltb special conalderal 

This work is badly arranged: tin- Ki .:d have been followed. 

A more complete aid have been a great addition. * * 

Fir*l Annual Report of the Oene< together v 

Several Addresses deliten i held on Wednesday < r.3Q, 

1892. Philadelphia : Printed for Sm. 4 to. pp. 56. 

Wi- are glad to see a new genealogical ioclety taking Its place among 
id societies of this country : and vs.- trust that otbera will aoca 
in the several States of the Union The lb g of the projector* of tea 

association wan held at Philadelphia, at the residence of Mr. Charles 
Ililileburn, on the of Frhrnary, I8B2, and on the 24th of that mouth 
Boi in w*M orgaiilzi-d bj the adoption of :t Constitution ami By-Laws and 
"ii of "officers. 
The neatly printed volume before us, besides the annual report of tb 
n>iii:iin» the annual addrean ..1 the prei lid Bblppen, M.!> 

and an address by Mr. Howard M Jenklo 

mbara of the Society. Wo notice that the Society is making good pr 
Ksa in tin- cllr.-tion of manual Hip! copies of church records h 
and adjaeent Slatr*. 

The Starin Family in America, descendant* of Nicholas Ster (Start*), oa 
Early Settlers of Fort Orange (Albany. _V. Y. ). By William L. Sto* 
Albany: Joel Munsell's Sons, PabUabora IBM. 4to. pp. 233. 

The Pedigree of Samuel Whitakcr Pennypaeker. Henry Clay Pennypaeker, 
Ra*hmj P r, James Lane Pennypa 

meter and Anna Maria WhUaker. Philadelphia 

Folio, pp. :-.. -.villi two larye folding genealogical chart*. Edition • • i 

iv*e* of Robert and John Haselton and Some of their J 
M i'f, OTisf NoltttS Of OtKer Netc- England Families 
plU-d by l>r. William II. Lapham. Portland, Maine : Published by P. H. 
tou. ISO'S. 8vo. pp. 367. 

~ |H 


l'Mltloii 100 copies. 

A History and Beneohgf of the Families of Bulloch, Stobo, De Vcaux, 
Douglass, Baillie, Levis, Datis, Banter; ana 

,.i branches at the Habersham, King. Stilts, Footman. rYetocU, Turner. 
Dwnwodv, Elliott, with mention of • - of Bryan, Boartm, '•'< 

Wyily, II ind many other Families. By JoBKPB Q. Bri.i 

Savannah, Gu. : Braid & Mutton, Printers and Binders. 1892. 8i 

The Bartlett*, Ancestral. Geographical, Biographical, Hist 
Account of the Amrrir n n Progenitors of the Bartlett Family, u 
fMI to the Descendants of John Bartlett of Weymouth and Cumberland. 
Thomas Knw.tltD BaUTLBTT. 8vo. pp. 113. 

try of Joseph Troubridgt Bailey, of Philadelphia, and Catherine Gt\ 
W eav er , of Newport, Jlhode Island. By JoeBFB Tkowbkiikie Baiumt. 
Privately. Philadelphia. 1892. 4 to. pp. 64. 

Some Descendants of John Moulton and William Movlton, of Hampton, N. 
1692-1892. Compiled 07 AuaoaTCS P. Moui-ton. 

Stmt Hi morbn of James Stokes and Caroline Phelps Stokes. Arranged 
Children and Grandchildren. Printed for the Family. 1889. WOO. 

Book Notices. 


Ues of the Whittemore Family, including the Original 
rdshire, England, and a Brief Lineage of 
^Revised Edition j. Bv B. B. Win; nDCOKB. Nashua. >*. H. : 
■Mils P.'. Printer. 1893. Bvo. pp. in. 

Hal" '<-. Seammon Family in Maine. Salem: The Salem 

s**. i. pp L'l. 

-1892. Memorials >\f Roderick mite and his w/. Ewy niakesiie. of rati* 

teith some Acci m- Ancestor*, <"> tplete 

tordofth danti. By Andrew C. Wuitk. Uliucu, N. Y. : Printed 

the Family. 1882. 8vr,. pp. 
nlag; M0MI1 Family. 18mo. pp. 64. 

* A: "m. Bom 0.- fohrr 4. 1*1., ; Bird December 31, 1891. 

irately Printed. 1892. 4to. pp 

y of the Button Family of Femtaylnanta. Preceded hy a History of the 

miiy in England from th>. I VultQm the CoflfW rorto the Year 1069; 

M an Appendix iff a short ae> Ml Buttons of Cot By 

Con. Weal i'i.: Printed fur th<- Author, ihti. (rro. 

■>ealogy. Record of a Branch of the Descendants of Rev. James 9b| 
'<ury, Mass. Complied by Horatio N. Noyes. ci, v.IuikI. oiiin iwju. 
ntsfrvm England, first to settle in New England prior to 1690- The First 
<n Sargent, Amesbury, Mass., his Genealogical Record, and many of his 
ween. fully that of Moses Sargent, Warren, i"'.. and ti 

Descendants, liv EDWDI Kvkkktt Sakoknt. St. Johnabury, Vt. 1893. 

m Facts concerning Roger Wellington and some of his Descendants. Boston : 
(red Modge 6. Son. Printers. 1892. Fcp. 4to. pp. M. 

Lippincotts of England and America. Edited from the Genealogical Papers of 
laU James S. Lippincott. 8vo. pp. 48. 

KofRer. Blockleach Barrett and Belated Families. By M. D Ray- 

jfp. Published by the Fairfield County Historical Society. 1 2mo. pp. 44+8. 

try of th« Pitnam P'amily in England ond America. By El am. 

jt III. baaed only to Bnbscrlbera. Salem. August, 1892. 

Facts concerning the Ancestors and Descendants of Asaph Char 

•■sled b> O audneb A6AFH CHUKOHUX. Dorchester, Mass. 1887. 
o. pp. 

fry,. y Family. Xumhrr VIIJ. By Deax Di'iH.KY. Wakeil. M. 

MM.: Dean Dudley. Publisher. 1893. 8vo. Price 91 a number. 

•rial of the Reunion of the. Descendants of Governor Thomas Dudley, .\ p pen- 
to the History o( the Dudley Family. By Dean Wakt-il. hi, 
■m. i Published by the Author. 1892. 8vo. pp. 52. Price fiO eta. 

Sharpes. 8vo- Issued monthly, 4 pages each number. 

/■•lily . ' i to Samuel Lee , o ", Mass-, and some 

his Descendants. By 0. P. Newport. R. I. : R. H. Tlllcy. 
.pp. 14. 
Kncettry and Earlier Life of George Washington. By Edward D. Netjj., 

18 pages- 
BUU/rirol Journal of the More Family. Newark. N. J. Vol. L, No. 2. 
uary. WW 

Keyes. the LoH Child of Waehusttt Mountain. By Francis E. Blake. 
aton : Press of David Clapp A Son, 1898. 8vo. pp. 23. 

Weaver Family of Neva York City. By Isaac J. Greenwood. Boston: 
Clapp 4 Son! Motor*. IMS. Royal 8vo. pp. l». 

ibert i By Walter K. Wateins. Boston : David Clapp A Son, 

ten. 1892. 8vo. pp. 9. 


Book Xoticei. 


We continue In this number oor quarterly notices of recent genealogical 

llNl book on our list, the SUrin Family, in by William L. Bi 
of th« Life and Times of Sir William Johnson, Bnrt., and other well-know* 
historical, biographical and genealogical works. It la brought out In nn 
style, and Is a tine specimen of the typographical work of Joel Munsell's So**, 
who are worthy successors of their father. The SUrin family is trac 
present time from Nicholas Stcr, who was born oa llic borders of the Zu 
Zee In 16to, sad emigrated to itardan, landed la 

Soon after the arrival of the Immigrant In A merles, he changed hi- 
name Aer | Stan to the Oermau (Stem, having the same signification, and a f 
years later to Storing or Aorta ; ami these two surnames have been used 
cbangcahly m the present time. Mr. Stone has been successful In ob 

d for bil book, which In Inn SHAgM] in a clear manner. Tb* book 

a good Index, and Is Illustrated with Due portraits and other engravings. 

The Pennypaoker Pedigree Is given in large folding chart*, to which 

-f the persons named on the title page are traced In all lines. They 
include many historical personages. The work was compiled by Mr. James 
Pennypacker for his brother. Mr Ssmuel If, Pcnnypackcr. of Philadelphia. 

nrxt work, It igy, Is compiled by Dr- 1-apham, of 

AorwtA, Me., who has had ram riling family and local hi*- 

tones, and Is published bj Mr. Franklin n Haselfa a. ol rortiand. Mi 
the inception of the work la duo. The book 1* well compiled, well Indexed and 
well printed. It Is Illustrated with fifteen portraits and an engraved coat of 

The volume nn the Stoke* family Is gotten rip In a very handsome m 
and Is illustrated with portraits and other engravings of a high on. 
Stats chiefly of a well written account of the life of Mrs. Stokes and her bos 1 
An appendix of genealogical matter relating to their ancestry is Liven, it 
com. uiA 11 Warner fur the children of Mr. and Mrs. James Stoki 

We wiili niieh family DMBtotlsJl were mure frnjii.-nt. 

The Bulloch book contains much interesting matter relating to families from 
which the author Is descended, it makes a handsome volume and is ' 

The Bartlett book contains much valuable and interesting matter aboal 
Baitletto, and particularly about the line named In the title page: and the 
prslas for the creditable manner in which he has performed his 

ilalley and Weaver book is devoted to the ancestors of the personal 
in i In- Utta, It Is well compiled and handsomely printed. It is illustrated 


The Moulton book la by Mr. Augustus F. Mnnllon, a lawyer, of Portland, Ml 
and doe* credit to his research aud taste. It makes a handsome volume, and 
- i. 

The Whlttemore book Is by the late Bernard Bemls Whittemore, of Xashu 
N. II. It contains much valuable matter about the families of this name. 
Is to be distinguished from that of Whltmore, another early New Kuglsad 

The BemUDOn pamphlet Is by Mr. Benjamin N. Qoodale, of Saco. Maine. 
gives a full record of one line of the Scsmmons of York County, Maine. 

The White pamphlet Is by Mr. Andrew P. Whir, assistant librarian of ConuAl 

Roderick White, born 1788, died 18*2, was tl eratlss 

lu descent from Elder .Tolin White, un curly settler of Hartford, Conn. ; and I 

wife, l.nev Blakeslec, was the seventh generation from Thomas Blakeslee, 

Bradford, Com. The line of each Is clenrly traced. 

Ih Bnnrnel] book is by Mrs. Sarah Elisabeth Spencer, nee Atwood. of Ithaca, 
N. Y.. who entitles it " Some of my Ancestors." it being a record of famll 
from which she Is descended. It was printed by a boy' on his little prin 
press that would only print it sheet the six* of tin- book. It Is creditable to 
skill. Mrs. Spencer Is to be congratulated oa obtaining so full record 
laototosi • 


Book Notices. 


The book on Dr h strictly a biography, contains genealogical 

matter relating to 1 Mason and Ay res families. Il Is handsomely printed, 

u l Illustrated with portraits ami views. 

i latum Family was printed over twenty year* ago. but as It has never be- 
• a noticed In the Reoistkr, we give IU title and commend It to 00T 

* pamphlet gives one line of the descendants of the Rev James 
», the kioxnaa mid colleague of Rev. Tbomas Parker as minister 
Church of Newbury. It la well compiled and makes a Am p/imphiet. 

.-■:nt book 18 well described In Its title page. We think this Is the 
ijry of the Amesbury Sargents printed. The Sargcnts here preserved 
In Vermont in the last century. 

Wellington book la by H ie W. Griswold, of Belmont, Mass. 

contain* the will of Roger Wellington, of Watcrtowu, Mas;-., the snlgrMlt 
ancestor of this family, and a brief j_< lescen- 

dents. The book la well compiled and handsomely printed. 

ncott pamphlet has been printed from the manuscripts of the late 
Upplncott, who spent many years on the work, and had he lived 
would, no donbt. have produced a fuller work. The matter hen pn 
■how* i that the frienaa who bare preserved tin- iiiiuii 

i print will make It the basis of * larger work. 

The Burritt book, or a portion of It. was read as a paper by Mr. Raymond, 
of Tarry town. X V before the Fairfield County Historical Society at Uridge- 
sort, «.''.nn.. Friday evening, Feb. 19, 1898. It is a valuable and buton 

[or. r. 

Putnam Family has reached the third number, and maintains its Interest. 
■ > the compiler. 

Her of the pamphlet on tho Churchill family, baa bean 
uy yean collecting material r : lie goaoalogj of tliat family. He has 

rtlon relating to the ancestors sod do» 

Ifatlier A*aph Churchill, of Milton, and ha* printed a small edition 
It shows care In Us preparation, and Is handsomely printed. 

-y has Issued the eighth nnmber of his valuable History of the Dudley 

ily. It maintains the Interest of the work. He ha« nl ii report or 

»rlaJ • .ion of the Descendants of Gov. Thomas Dudley, held at 

tober 2', 1* I. [I printed uniform with the 

Dry of nlly, and \» illustrated with portraits, etc. 

' numbers of the genealogical perlodleal, "The Shorpes," namely, those 
r January, February. March and April, 1893, have been Issued. They preserve 
'-resting matter relative to the Sharpe family. 

author of the pamphlet on the Lee family of Wittertown, states 
bis work that the sketch Is published to preserve material brought to llirht 
much research, with tin hope that some other member of the family will 
; the work to completion. 

Efsflra pamphlet on the Ancestry and Early Life of George Wash- 
•iis No. II. of t!i lacalester College Com 

ixinally appeared In the Pennsylvania Magazine of History for 

d in pamphlet form. It furnishes new am! valuable 
> about Waahlui. 

»t number of the Historical Journal of the More family was noticed by 
last. W« are glad to welcome a second number. 

Tli- pamphlet on Lacy Keyes preserves many facts abonttn. idlsSj ipearsnee of 
It child it is nnnble to solve the mystery that surrounds It. It 

wax* genealogical natter leading us to preserve its title here. 

i W>avcr Family and the PembcTton Family are both reprints from tho 
nut The Weaver pamphlet is Illustrated with portraits of John and 
(Weaver) Greenwood, aud other Illustrations. 


Ilecent Publication*. 



1, I.VJ2.70 MaUch I. 1883. 

Prepared by Mr. Wutn K. Wathiws, A wlww librarian. 

I. Pwbiientiont wn'tteM or «&<«<< fty Member* of the Sotirtf. 

The Queen of Egyptology. By WlUUun C Wloslow, Ph.D., D.D.. 
Reprint. 189S. 8vo. pp. 

A Few Study of Patrick Henry. By Moses Coil Tvler. I.I. D New Its 
I. pp. 10. 

A Biographical Sketch of Benson John Loosing, I.L.I). Br NaUtastel 
Wor<-' ro. pp. B. 

Fourth Report on the Custody and Condition of the Public Records 
Parishes, Towns and Conn Robert T. Swan. Boston. 1892. fffcl 

pp. 81. 

Lncy Keyes, the Lost Child of Wachnsett Moontaln. By Francis E. Blake. 
Bostou. 1893. 8vo. pp. 28. 

Our Hal i { (ration 1>efore the Society of Alumni of Marietta College, 

If, 101, ltv Joseph f. I ■>. pp. 10. 

Hlftarj of the Gerrymander. By John Ward Dean. A.M. Boston. UH 
8vo. pp. 11. Price M cts. 

Moses Brown; A Sketch. By Augustine Jones, LL.B. Providence. Mat» 
8vo. pp. 47. 

In Meniorlain Charles Loring Joslln. A Sermon by Rev. George M. Bodga. 
Leominster. IB8S. »vo. pp. 19. 

John Mvles and ReH^lou* Toleration In Massachusetts. By Thomas 
Bickncll. Boston. 1892. 8vo. pp. 30. 

i minis and tho Flndinir of the Xew World. By William P. Poole. 
Chicago. is;i2. ISmo. pp. 19. 

A Nc.lilr Ufa. A Commemorative, of Able! AhbotLoW- 

by Alfred P. Putnam, D.D. Boston. 1893. 8vo. pp. 20. 

Arthur D Corey, im;«-1891. A Memorial. By Deloraine P. 

Qunbridge. l.v.»2. i-v... pp. j::i. 

The Acts and Resolves, Public and Private, of the Province of Maasscb 
Bav. Vol. vii,. being v.>). n. of the Appendix, oontalntnc Resolves, 
1692-1702. Edited by Abncr C. Goodell, Jr. Boston. 1892. 4*o. pp. 8&L 

II. Other Publications. 

Record of My Ancestry, containing the Genealogy of the — 

it* Broehff- From the Year to . Compiled by 

designed by Iter. Frederick W. Bailey. B.D. Worcester. Mass. 1891. 
pp. ::•- A Blank book for rr< . Tiling a. person's ancestors. Price #3, M 
mail 93.60. 

A Case of Hereditary Bias: Henry Adams aa a Historian. 8on«- 
on the •' History of tbe United States of America." By Houaatonic 
York. 1893. 8vo. pp. 34. 

Memoir of a Brillinnt Woman. By Holdridge Oaro Collins. A.M.,: 
Los Angeles. 1899. Bro.pp.84. 

Catalogue of the M I rary. Masonic Medals, Washingtoniana, , 

and Honorable Artillery Company's Sermons, Regimental Histories aad 
Literature relating to the late CItII War. etc., belonging to Samu<il C. Lawl 
Minlford. Mass. Boston. 1891. 8vo. pp 

Centennial Year, 1792-1899, of the Massachusetts Society for Promoting- 
culture. 8vo. pp. 146. 

Proceedings ol the state Histories! Society of Wisconsin at its Fc 
Annual Meeting. Madison. Wisconsin. 1893. 8vo. pp. 1<X). 

Second Triennial Catalogue of the Portrait ' ^isie 

Society of Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin. 1KH2. 8vo. pp. 

Eiglitii Biennis] B< port of tin' Board of Directors of the Kansas State 
torical Society. TopakS, Kansas. 1892. 8vo. p>p. 134. 

Sixth Annual Report of the Society for the History of tho Germai.- 
bind. Baltimore. 1899. gfO. pp. Bt, 

Seventh Biennial Report of the Minnesota Historical Society. Muinr 
1893. 8vo. pp. 84. 



littent Ihiblitatiowt. 


i Two Hundred and Fifty-fourth Annual Record of the Ancient and Honor* 
supany of Massachusetts. Boston. 1892. BVO pp. HI. 
jinfoTd Historical Association. Wnhurit, Mass. Boston. 1888. 8vo. pp. 16. 
ita Historical Collect Jon.-.. Vol. V1J. Th»Mi**i»»ippi River and its 
Minneapolis, Minn. 1893. 8ro. pp. 360. 

of the Rhode Island Historical Society, 1831-1892. Providence. 
8ro. pp. 124. 
mal Report* of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio for 1892. 
■natl. 1892. 8vo. pp. 16. 
Third Record of the Class of 1871. Yale College, April, 1888 1 July, 

.. York. 1893. 8ro. pp. 64. 
logue of the Collections of Uie Bostonian Society In the Memorial Halls 
>late House, Boston, Feb. 1, 1893. Boston. 1893. 8vo. pp. 9L. 
Half Centennial of the Yarmouth Institute, observed Jan. 18, 
Yarraouthport, Mass. 18U3. 8vo. pp. 32. 
c mo rial Day Exercise*. In Memory of (hat. John Sedgwick, Cornwall, 
nectlcut. Hartford. 1899. 8vo. pp. 35. 

nuon on the Death of Kt. Rev. Phillips Brooks. D.D.. Bishop of Massa- 
dharwUs. Br Rev. John S. Lindsay, D.D. Boston. 1888, 8vo pp 22. 

•rial Addresses on the Life and Character of Edward Martin Cliamber- 
8vo. pp. 86. 
of History. A paper read b*fQTO the German-American Historical 
w York and the Flonler-Vereln of Philadelphia. By J. G. Rosen- 
Pliilsd.-iphla. 1892. 8vo. pp. 38. 
A Keyhole for Roger Williams's Key. By William D. EIt. Providence. 1892. 
pp. 41. 

How laud. Jr. By Wm. L. R. Glflbrd. New Bodfocd. 1892. 8to. 

tankers Historical and Librarv Association. Indian Wars and the Uprising 
16M. By Hon. T. Astley Atkins. Yonkers. 1692. 8vo. pp. II. 
i Saujras Irou Works at Lynn, Mass. Lynn. 1892. 8vo. pp. 16. 
Baal of the Dotted states. Waaalngtoa. 1692. 8vo. pp. 88. 

An Address r.t Harvaril ity, October 21, 1892. 

.. pp. 11. 

•UBO. Historical Bketahea of the Society ol the Cincinnati, and of the 
cut for the Revival of the Connecticut Society. Compiled by Rev. A. N. 
M.A. New Haven. 8vo. pp. 18. 

anil Diversion. Discourse at Ammanskeeg Falls. By Rev. Joseph 
Fishing Season, 1739. Reprint. 1692. Manchester, Iff, U. 8vo. 
The Fate of tire Dispossessed Monks and Nuns, By the Rev. F. W. Weaver, 

not. 1692. 8vo. pp. 20. 
Why did not Mas»achusetU have « Saybrook Platform? A Papet by WiUiston 
. D. Reprint from the Yule Review. 8vo. pp. 20. 
and Services of Professor Austin l'b.-lps, D.D. By Rev. Daniel L. 
I) D. Boston and Chicago. 8vo. pp. 48. 
Graduates of Harvard College. By Alf ml Baylies Page. 1893. 8vo. 

First Rector of Sussex, N. B. f with some Account of his 
By Leonard Allison . II \. .Si John, N. B. 1892. 8vo. pp. 80. 
rrapby of the Athapascan Languages. By James Constantiue Pilllug. 

rm. 1888. 8ro. pp. xill. -126. 
Phoenicians Dimmer America? A paper !>y Thomas Crawford John- 
, Esq. San Francisco. 1892. 8vo. pp. 30. 
i Results in Europe of Cartler's KvpUiratlons. By Justin Wlimor. Cani- 
8vo. pp. 19. 
of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, 1795-1898. 
1892. 611. 

»r» and Proceedings of the Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the 
.ration and Settlement of Windham, N. 11. By Leonard A. Morrison. 
8\y. Dp, 124. 


Qtnculogical Gleanings in England. 



B/ Hbmky V. Water*. A.M. 
[Continued from p«uje !«•.] 

Jamks Hall {continued).* 

8° Septerobris 1686. Pet-tonally appeared Samuel Layfield of 
Michael Cornhill, London, goldsmith, aged forty years or thereabot 
the husband of Mary Oliver, niece of James Hall late of London, dr 
deceased, by Mary bis sister, and did depose that he went to v 
Hall deceased Ac. on Tuesday the tenth of August last past, who was 
very dangerously ill at his house, in I<anib Alley in the parish of St. Hut tot pa 
Bishopsgate, and there he staid and watched with him in his chambtr 
until three of the clock in the morning, about which time the said James I 
departed this life, and this deponent assisted in the layiug forth his 
and about five or six of the clock in the said morning hv did to ml for 
John Hall, the said deceased's nephew, and he came thither about six 
the clock aud be immediately sent for Mr. Thomas Fige and Mr. I 
Johnson, two of the deceased's neighbors, aud he the said Mr. John II 
did Dot go up the stairs into the said deceased's chamber until they the 
Mr. Fyge aud Mr. Johnson came, aud then they went up all together an 
there agreed to search amongst the said deceased's writings for a Will. 
this said depoueut took out of the pocket of the breeches which the 
deceased did usually wear and were then in his said chamber a bo 
keys and a watch, one of which keyes belonged to u trunk which stood 
the chamber, which they unlocked (huviug searched two small trunks 
fore) but iu that trunk there were several writings of concern, a bag 
money with a ticket upon it to be fifty pounds, u purse with a quantity 
gold in it, being ninety nine guineas, and two broad twenty shilling pie 
iu which said trunk there was also found, wrapt up in a paper upon wt 
were endorsed these words The Last Will aud Testament of James 
made the sixteenth day of November 1065, to be delivered to his exc 
Mr. John Hall aud Mr. Robert Mordaut, or one of them, which pap 
seemed to have formerly sealed but at the said finding was unsealed, wk 
being opeued they found eight sheets of paper fixed together ou the 
with red tape, aud a seal thereupon, which was immediately, iu the pr 
of all the suid four persons perused aud read, and they did observe ami i 
notice that the words .lames Hall were subscribed to the bottom of ever 
of the said sheets aud they also took notice of the several obliterations it 
follows a list of such obliterations). And they did observe that by 
uumhers of the sheets there were two wanting, viz' t In- (> ta and 7'*, bat til 
that were ho found the said Mr. John Hall took into his custody ami 
up the said trunk again, and the said Mr. Hall also kept the key there 
ami immediately thereupon they searched and rummaged all Iran 
ami other places where tiny could imagine any other will might be 
or laid because that which they had found was of ao ancient a dote. 
this deponent doth further depone that by the order of the said Mr. Joli 
Hall he did remove the said trunk, wherein the said money was, and 
said sheets &c., and also two other little trunks to his own house, for 

• Tbe will of Jmaos Hall l» printed In tfac fUoisrsu, ant* p. ItO.— Eorroa. 


Genealogical Gleaning* in England. 


ity. and there locked them into his closet, the said trunks being locked 
the said M' Johfl Hall baring the keys in his custody, as aforesaid. 
Lnd that, on or about the nineteenth of the said month of August the said 
Ir. John Hall and this deponent looking over the remaining papers in t.ln> 
id trunk, which had not been opened since the bringing the same to his, 
deponent's, house, and there, towards the bottom of the said trunk, 
ley found two other sheets numbered 6 and 7, with several obliterations 
blotting*, lorn at the top and at the bottom, and that the said eight 
aeets. so fixed together as aforesaid, and the said two sheets " soe loose 
bblitcred and torne," and annexed to this his deposition, were at the time 
of finding thereof as they now are. Then follows a deposition (of the same 
general purport) made by Thomas Fygu and Edward Johnson joint!}' 8 
September 1 686. Lloyd) 43. 

ve will, which Is undoubtedly the will referred to by John Hall as 
last of hit uncle James, seems to place this family. In tin- Visitation of Lon- 
ioo ^163a— t-i.J. may bo found the following padlgrM of Hall, of Bbdiopsgate : 

JOH2J HAM. of London = Ann, da. of -, 


of II. -i 1 


all of l.ui»iloa=Sarah, only da. of Sir Thomas Hall of Lond<ao=ft>nf-t 4a. ofTliomm 

l. BMMl 

now liiiug 

Marty n Lam 
Aldi-nimu of lyiiniuri. 

inareliaiK, a* leu. 

Ureoueof fc»«x, 
r.lrr ta Sir John 
Urtf nr. loc coun- 
sellor. Judge of 


Martin Hall. 
H0K7 sad astra. 

I Mali. 1 Sarah. 

S Hurnfrrjr. 2 Alloc. 

i Juiuea. 3 Rlltabeth. 

4 Mary. 

I Thomu Hall, 
aged ivyer*». 


3 Humfrer. 

4 Daniel). 
6 Jo»e»b. 

James, the fourth son of John and Sarah Hall, was evidently the testator of 
latwr ill have Jnst given an abstract. His mother, Sarah, had prob- 

sblr remarried Wraxall: nia brother John (the second son) was the one who 

■• England and married the widow Rebecca Byley, by whom he had 
" i son John who afterwards came to England and lived and died at Islington, 
ah. the eldest daughter of John and Sarah Hall, had married — — Bern and 

a daughter Sam i<> Bewloy. Mary, the fourth daughter. 

lad Oliver and had a daughter Mary, wife in 1686 of Samuel Layncld. 

•cousins Hnmfivy and Daniel Hall, sons of Thomas and Ik-net Hall." seen 
hare been living in 1691, the former in Hertfordshire and the latter at 
BTcaend. In a future Dumber I hope to give other wills re/erring to John 
j of Islington, and also to New England. Husky F. Waters.] 

Cicelt Hill of I/ondon, widow, 7 August 1621, proved 14 September 

I give to the •{ my late deceased sister Alice, dwelling iu 

: in the County of Lancaster, twenty shillings and two of my 

ma, two petticoat*, a turtle and two aprons. To Effie Civile my cham* 

pettycoate. I give and bequeath to Hanua Jadwyn, the daughter of 

Jadwyn, scrivener, twenty shillings. To Dorothy Mardvn twenty 

Igs. To the three maiden children of Mr. George Johnson, citizen 

merchant tailor of Loudon, fen shillings apiece. To Mary, Aun and 

letter. - of my cousin Peter llyude, citizen and embroiderer 

' London, ten shillings apiece. 1 give to Elizabeth Jadwiu the wife of the 

Thomas Jadwyn, ten shillings. To my brother James itadley 

ty shilling*. To my cousin Thomas Harrison of Manchester twenty 

llings. To my cousin Johu Harrison, his sou, twenty shillings. To my 

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good friends Mrs. Alice Bridgitt and to the aforesaid Thomas Jadw* 
■hillings apiece. I give to Mrs. Owen ten shillings. To William .Johnson 
ten shillings. To the witV of William Latham ten shilling*. To George 
Latham their son my featherbed. Hockbed. boulster and ruga. To Ca-.htriue 
Madoxe, daughter of die said George Johnson, ten shillings and all (Of 
pewter. To M* Edward Steney clerk t»n -hillings. To Mr. Y on ug. curate 
of the parish where I now dwell, ten shillings. To the poor of the parish 
ten shillings. To the eldest son of my deceased sister Alice twenty shil- 
lings. To my kinsman William Radley forty shillings. To Wnmifred 
Latham daughter of William Latham ten shillings. To Rebecca 5 
ten shillings. The residue to my cousin Peter Hynde and Katberiue Jot 
son, wife of George Jolni-nn, whom I make executors, Dal- v citizen and carpenter of London, 20 July 1678. prot 
10 June 1680. My body to be buried in the parish church of St. Tr 
the Apostle, Souihwark. To my wife Mary the lease of my ground ca.Hi 
The Timber Yard, bearing date 1 January 1658; the said lease given me I 
the last will of my father, Samuel Lynn deceased, held of the Governors j 
the Hospital of St. Thomas and situate in the parish of St. Thomas 
Apostle in Souihwark, aforesaid. I give her also the lease of the house 
now dwell in (in the same parish) held of John Hall and Elizabeth bis 
of Islington, Middlesex, gent. To my eldest son William Lynn my 
moiety of four messuages Ac. in Church Yard Alley near Fetter Lane, he 
to pay twenty pounds to my daughter Mary Lynn, fifty pounds to my see 
Samuel and one hundred pounds to my son John. To my daughter Klizs- 
beth Lynn my messuage &c now divided into two tenements, in Tooly 
Street, in the parish of St. Olaves, Souihwark. she to pay fifty pounds to 
my daughter Mary and one hundred pounds to my sou Richard Lynn. My 
wife Mary to bo sole executrix and my trusty and well beloved friends Mr. 
John Bora nud my brother Mr. John Hall of Islington to assist my execa- 
trix. A codicil dated 15 December 1679. 

John Hall one of the witnesses. Bath, 82. 

[The John Hall of bllngtoc !>*re called brother was the goldsmli b whose wfl 
watt given in the Jauuar> number of the Rboistsx. The following will* also 
to his family and their connection*, as a reference to the pedigree of lbs 
family in the Visitation of London (Hartcian 8oe. Pub.), will si 

Uln-by F. Wathb.] 

John Hall the elder, citizen and draper of London, 16 January 1017, 
proved 19 December 1618. My body to be buried in the parish church of 
S l Nicholas Aeon in I^ondou where I now dwell and have remained nine 
and fifty years and more, I praise God. To my son John my three mes- 
suages or tenements in Lumbanl Street and S l Nicholas Lane, whereof dm 
h in the tenure of Kdraond Tennant, citizen and clothworker of Loudoa, 
another in the tenure of Richard Mills, draper, and tbe other in the tenor* 
of Benjamin Buckstone, grocer; with remainder to my second son Humfrty 
Hall, and next to my third son Thomas. My wife Anne shall hare her 
full third part of the rents of the said three messuages during her natural 
life. To my son John my garden and a fair tenement thereon buildcl, in 
the parish of S 1 Buttolpb without Bishopsgate, in on Alley there called 
I.ainl.e Alley. To my son Thomas &c a yearly rent charge of thirty three 
shillings four pone;-, in I'ulborow, given and bequeathed unto mo by tbe 
lust will of Thomas Hall of Horsham Sussex, gen 1 , deceased. To the said | 
Thomas all oilier my lauds &c. in Sussex. My goods to bo divided iaio 


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three ports, of which one part to my wife Anne. Another part to my son 
Juhn. for that I have advanced all the rest of my children long sithence and 
hare not given any advancement or child's portion unto thi: To 

my ton in law Iiichard Bate and Anne his wife, whom I havo already fully 
advanced. I give four pound*, to my son in law Daniel Gossego and Alice 
his wife the like legacy of tour pounds, to my son in law Miles Conn 
Gartred his wife, the like legacy, to my son Humfrey the like leg.i 

■y son Thomas the like. To my sod Anthony whom I have advauc 
satisfied his child's portion since his full age. forty shillings and to my son 

Daniel Hall the same. To Elizabeth daughter of Richard Bate four pounds 

and twenty or day of marriage. My son John to he full and solo 

executor and my son Humfrey Hall and my son in law Daniel Gossogo to 

be overseers. 

By a codicil dated 22 October 1618 he gives to cousin John English© 
fear pounds and to cousin Mary Kettelye four pounds for a remembrance. 

Meade, 127. 

TnoMAS Ham. citizen and haberdasher of London. 6 March 1634, pn 
14 April 1685. My body to he hurii:d in tin ofaarch oi 5' Nicholas AoOO. 
y goods (my debts being paid and funerals discharged) to bo 
divided into three equal parts, according to the custom of the City of Lon- 
don t one third thereof to my wife Bennett Hall, another third to my chil- 
dren and the Other third I give and devise &c To my brother Dull 1 
fifteen pounds If my other hrothors will give him so much to set him free. 
If not then I give him five pounds. To my kinswoman Anno Lewis forty 
_■«. To Mr. .John Join-, ilm parson of 8' Nicholas. A:-on forty -liil- 
Hng5 for a sermon at my funeral in the said parish, whore I desire to ha 
buried by my father and mother. The residue to ray wife and children 
half to her and half to them (other bequests omitted). I make mj wife 
lall Bole executrix and toy brothers M' John Grt ene and M' John 
Hall my overseers. My land in Enfield Middlesex to my eldest ton Thomas 
tad his heirs. Sadler, 

:tin Lumley knight, citizen and Alderman of Loudon 1 Sep- 
tember 7'* Charles, A. D. 1681, proved 1 "> July 168 l- To Sarah Hall, thu 
daughter of my sod in law John Hull and Sarah his now wife, the daughter 
of me the said Sir Mariyn Ltimley, four hundred pounds at such time m 
(be shall be married, upon the condition that it be with the. consent and 
Nation of my son and heir Martin Luinley. To my sister Elizabeth. 
Archer ten pounds to buy her some token and I also give her mourning to 
wear at my funeral. To ray sister Alice Wo > pints of my now 

wife's gold chain, in three parts being divided; that is to say so much 
thereof as was my late deceased wife's and her sister's chain. To sundry 
To M' Vowcher, parson of S' Peters in London, whereof I am a 

rrwhioner, five pounds, and I give him mourning to wear at my funeral. 
Walker, preacher of God's word, ten pounds. To my son in law 
John Hall and my daughter Sara hig wife and all their children mourning 
to wear at my funeral. To my cousin Inge and her husband mourning. 
ridge and his wife and M' Hailes and bis wife mourning to wear 
my funeral. To Iiichard Iiochdnle ten pounds and mourning. To 
Frances Booren, wife of John Booren one annuity of five pounds by the 
ear during her natural life. To Kdward Litton one annuity of three 
for life. To Judith Raymond the like annuity. The residue to 
and heir Martyn Lumley, whom I appoint full executor Ax. Twenty 


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pounds yearly rout charge on the messuage wherein I did late dwell, in 
paiish of S' John tliu Evangelist, called the Black Boy. to the char 
wardens of S 1 Helen's. Bishopsgate Street, for the est > i»d aettli 

of u lecture or a sermou forever to he preached in the saia church of I 
Helen's upon the Tnwkrj in every week weekly and in the evening of 
same day. from the feast day of St. Michael die Archangel onto the 
day of the Auuuuciatiou of our blessed Lady V Mary, to the honor 
glory of God and comfort of the auditory ; the said churchwardens to paj 
ii uuto a good ami godly, religious divine in consideration of his pains to ~ 
taken in preaching such sermou or lecture. The said sermon or lect 
always to begin uimui live of tbe clock iu the evening. Another y< 
rent charge of four pounds out of tbe aforesaid messuage to be distribut 
annually iiniongst the poor householders iubabitiog within the said 
of St. Helen'*. To my daughter Sarah wife of John Hall one ha 
pounds a year for life. Other provisions for Sarah Hull the grand daughter. 

A codicil 23 March 1031. To my grandchildren Martin Hall. Job 
Hull. Humphrey Hall, James Hall, Alice Hall, Mary Mall and Elizabet 
Hull, the children id the said John Hall by my said daughter Sarah, hi 
now wife, fourteen hundred pounds, or two hundred pounds apiece to 
tyn, John. Humphrey and James at their several ages of one and tw« 
and to Alice, Mary and Elisabeth at one and twenty or days of marru 
To my grandchild Prudcucu Lumley daughter of my sou and heir 
Lumley by Jon hi» late wife deceased, one hundred pounds wherewith 
bay her jewels. 

Atmihei codicil 30 June 1G34. My kind and loving wife Dame 
Lumley Mall have the use of all my mansion and dwelling house wher 
1 now dwell, in Wood Street Loudou for one year esc. Other provisic 
and baooeata. Christ's Hospital, whereof I am President. T. 
tbo HTord bearer twenty nobles. To widow Perkins five marks. 
Richard Lumley fifty pounds. Seager, Go. 

[ I pedigree of this family (under the name of l,nmley) mav r*» found in tli 
Visitation of Btaex, !6S4 (Harlelan 8oc. Pub.), vol. l. p. 436. HU da- 
Sarah, after the death of her husband John Hall, became the wife of A brain 
Wrasall, an la abown by tier will which here follows. Hknky F. Wates*.] 

Sarah Wraxall of St. Bartholomews the Little, near the Royal Ei« 
change in Londou, widow, late wife and rolict of Abraliam Wraxall, 
of l"h ■ : Street, Loudon, gen. deceased. 8 July 1665. proved 14 Decemb 
1668. Calls herself of great age. My body to be buried in the 
I Inicli of St. Hellens in Bishopsgate Street, London, aa near to my 
Sir Martin Lumley, late of Loudou, alderman deceased, as may be. 
my daughter Sarah Berry, wife of Thomas Berry of London gen', twent 
shillings (and sundry wearing apparel] &c). To my daughter Kliaat 
Rodham, wife of John Kadham of NorthumWrland, live and tw> 
of lawful money of England, which I will, after her decease. *hall be paid 
and distributed to and for the use of her child aud children. To m 
Mary Oliver, wife of Richard Oliver, live ami twenty pounds, to be 
and distributed to and for the use of her child and children. To my 
child Si»rah Bewley, wife of Johu Be w ley, twenty shillings. Tomy u 
I liildrcii Edward, Dorothy and Sarah Blackwell, children of my latedaught 
Alice Blackwell late wife of Gervas Blackwell who now is a linen drap" 
in N larket, twenty shillings apiece. To my . Johu Hal 

merchant, twenty shillings. To my maid servant Kath. Bridges 
pound*. To one ( ) Long, daughter of M" Bourne, ten shillings. 

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.) I desire that M r Merriton, tbo tninteter and now pastor of St. 

ol Coruliill Loudoa. maj preach my iuuera) sermon, aud I give him 

_ tirilliDgs. I give a silver pot with two ears (and other pieces of plate) 

ay too James Hall, draper in Cannon Street, all of which plate arc in 

•boat my lodging chamber. The residue to my said sou James whom 

sole executor dec. To my daughter Sarah Berry my wedding ring 

a diamond in it. lieue, 1 02. 

»et 11*1! and girdler of London 29 DMambftf 1641, 

•J I November 1648. By deed bearing datt 24 December (this 

nth) I have assigned and conveyed unto Richard Bateman, Wil- 

Bateman and Anthony Bateman, sons of the Worshipful my good 

Robert Bateman the Chamberlain of London all my estate and term 

I in my two tenements situate in the parishes of St. Nicholas Aeon 

Mary Abchurch London, to me demised by tease by my late father 

ohn Ilall deceased, npon sundry trusts. To my daughter* I 

and Sarah Griffith five pounds. To my wife Mercy Ilall oue 

fourteen pounds issuing out of the said two tenements in Lot> 

To Mary Townley now the wife of Mr. Lawrence Townely of Nor- 

who was heretofore the wife of my son John I hill the yearly rent of 

pounds payable out of the rents of the said two houses. Twenty pounds 

lam for the use of the pour in tlie Hospital that I have built at 

at Brandon Ferry in Suffolk. My desire and direction is that 

ier Danyell Hall, whom God hatli in hit inorcy chastized by taking 

him his estate, may during his life be reader of divine service to the 

of the Hospital and to receive his convenient dwelling in the said 

with four pounds per annum as Curate. Reference to brother 

Jl and to testator's dwelling house at Brandon. Essex, 165. 

Terence to the pedigree of Hall of London will show what relation the 
the aboTc will bore to our John Ilall of Hampton, and to Joan Hall 
tb ftf i-linjjton. - W\rxB8.] 

Snowy of Bttt Camell, Somerset, 6 Aug«i»i 1668, proved 5 
»»dy to be ■ iiui-chyard ol Baal CameU. 

tobart (a minor). Son William (a minor). Wife .lone. Damj 

Daughter Edith (due her under her grandmother's 
Son John Snowe. 
i of the witnesses was Peter Thatcher, minister. Butts, 2. 

Bigge of Patney, Wilts, clerk, 16 Octnher 1630, proved 8 
\32. I give to Mr. Peter Thatcher a little to help his too small 
for hi* painful and profitable ministry in the parUo church of St. 
Santm, the sum of five |K>unds, to be paid within half a jp 
my decease if he shall be then incumbent there. My son in law Joseph 
and my son in law John Dove. My daughter Anne Bate and her 
I Joseph Bate. My daughter Elizabeth Dove and her eldest daughter 
My »if<- Heater Bygge. The children of my brother Ed- 
Bygge (saving Edmond and Richard). To Mr. Edward Gongh the 
that my Reverend and loving father gave me at his decease. 
•via* friend and neighbor Mr. John White, vicar of Chirton. My 
aew Richard Bigge. My brother Edmund Bigge of Wilfford Clerk. 
rkaeaeed by John White dork and the probate granted by Peter 
cber clerk, by virtue of a Commission. Audlcy, 55. 

h* above two wills I thoaght worth saving as of Interest to the Thachera 
or England. Hxnby F. Wathb*.] 

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M ujoaret km an of St. Mary Magdalen Bennondsey widow, 
January 1679, proved 21 July 1680. My overseers shall disburse, ex| 
and lay our for my funeral expenses and charges fifty pounds. To the[ 
of this parish five pounds. To all the children of my very loving kintmK, 
31' I<emuel Mason the elder in Virginia dial shall be living in Virginia al 
tin- time of my decease teu pounds apiece, to remain in the hands of inj 
executors until they shall attain to their several ages of one and twenty 
years or duys of marriage. To my Cousin Elisabeth Theleball, now liviajj 
in Virginia, five pounds. To all ber children living at time of my dec e ssj 
five pounds apiece. To John Matthews, living in Virginia, who was broths] 
hv the mother's bide to my late granddaughter Auno Cheese man decease! 
five pounds and a diamond ring which formerly was his sister's. To my Lir* 
woman Anne (Jaym-v twelve pence. To my god daughter Margarsj 
Mason, who lives with me, one hundred and fifty pounds and the lease o| 
mv house and all the plate I bad of John Harrison. The rest of my plats, 
I give to the children of my said 00 iuel Mason as followeth 

to Alice Mason a great beaker, to Elizabeth a tankard, to Anne a tankare, 
anil to Abigail, Mary and Dynali all the rest of my plate, to be equally 
divided «&c, and to Lemuel Mason the younger my best groat ring. Finl 
pounds, apiece to M' John Samuel. Mr. Thomas Gladwin, my said eooiia 
Margaret Mason ami 31 rs. Mary Childe widow; and they to be overseen] 
of my will. All the residue to my kinsman M' Lemuel filason in Virginia} 
and he to be executor; and my said god daughter Margaret Mason to bfl 
executor in trust only for the use and benefit of the Lemuel her father. 
Proved by Margaret Mason. fiat! 

[Lieut. John CliLMiian was of Elizabeth City In 1624 then aged 27, he had < 
ont tup Hart In l«21, and with him was Iv 

brother, aged --. who came- In tin- Provid .".'•* and. La 

year, a Thomas Chisuian was also of Elizabeth Clty.f Lieut. Chbmian I 
patent for 200 acres of land on South hide of Elizabeth RlTer in ! 
•.till living In icas§ & was probably the same John Chisman v 
is Witness t<i an ngi ' ween Lieut Fraud* Muon & William Donnii 

William Gany was of Elizabeth City In 1C24, aged S3, be came out In tli 
in 1016, his wife Anna, aged 24. came In the Bona Nora In 1680, their dangUM) 
Anna traa born in Virginia before IU231 query if not the legav 
■will? BenrleGany, aged 21, who came In the Dutle in 1619, is In the - 
servants of Francis Mason In the same Muster. 4 * It is noteworthy that Alls* 
& Margarle Gany where among the tlrst names in Llent Francis Mason's list d 
Head BtghCi .fl 

Rut the most in tores t in « portion of this valuable will lies In the clue ' 
affords to the proiuihlr Knullsh home of the Mason family and tlu-ir con 
Elisabeth Theleball, as the writer ha* shown, JJ was the daugbi 
Francis Mason & sister of -mel Mason; the Gancy conned 

Indicate I. Is made certain & the daughter Margaret accounted for Tr. 
Qeorge, sons. &. Frances & Mary, dans, of Lemuel Mason, are not mention 
i tin will but were of course included in the gift of £10 to all the 
now Uvlug in Va.'JJ 

The Registers of St. Mary Magdalen, Henuondscy, now In course of | 
p the Gensslogtst, will no doubt afford information of very great . 
this connection. They have at present, however, only reached the year 16 

J. IlES-RT I" 

• Hotten, p. 2JS2. ¥ BMd. p. 185. ; Ibid. p. 27*. 

{ Note 26 in Head Right*. Reg. Jan. I89B, p. 70. 

| Lower Norf. Ct. Rue, book lv., fo. 18b. D Hotten, p. SIB, 

•• Ii.i.l. p. 251. ft Head Rights. Reg. Jan. 1893, p. el 

H 11,1.1, note 18, p. 68. {} Ibid, now 31, p. 70. 

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ton EfoUttffl .of Bristol, grocer, 1 September 

with * codicil bearing date (i July H>76, proved 21 July 1676. In my 

only son Dennis Hollister and his heir* forever my corner house and shop 

i I bought of Richard Jones*, in the pariah oil led Mary Part in Bristol, 

in which I now dwell, except a certain pavement over the kitchen, the full 

breadth of it one waj mt half the breadth the other way, which shall 

•-•yet to my other home next adjoining, bought of James Hughes and 

bomaa Ilayncs, for an outlet and to preserve the Lights of the said house 

being stopped up. I give him also two low and ten high turkey work 

with red leather cases standing in the Parlor (and other furniture). 

Po my daughter Hannah Callowhill, wife of Thomas Callowhill, during her 

natural life, my new house, lately built in a place called the Fryars Orchard 

in the parish of Jamessas in the suburbs of the city of Bristol and my stable 

in the Fryars and my houses or tenements there, bought of Henry Lloyd, 

wherein one Nehemiah Hollistor and one Jcano Partridge, widow, now 

Iwell, and my warehouses and lofts bought of William. Robert and Thomas 

Challoner, in Peter's Parish near the East end of the Burying yard there; 

after her death these warehouses to go to my grand daughter Sarah 

Callowhill, her eldest dauj A to her heirs, with remainder to my 

Cd daughter Hannah Callowhill. The houses and tenements bought of 
ry Lloyd to go to my grand daughter Bridget Callowhill, with re- 
mainder to her sister Hannah. And the ucw house to go to Thomas Cal- 
lowhill if he survive his wife, to hold for life, and then to my grandson 
Dennis Callowhill, his eldest sou, with remainder to Thomas Callowhill, 
second son of my said daughter Hannah &c To my daughter Lydia Jor- 
dan, wife of Thomas Jordan my new bouse lately built at Frampton Got- 
ten.]. Gloucestershire, and all lands and pasture* thereunto belong 
lately bought of Humphrey Ilooke, knight. This for hor natural life and 
huslnaud Thomas Jordan, for life, and next to my grand daughter 
i. my daughter Lydia's eldest daughter, and a portion to my 
grand daughter Lydia Jordan. To my daughter Mary Hollistcr my new 
bouse bought of James Hughes and Thomas Hayucs, iu Mary part Street 
(and • nt before referred to), and other property. To 

my daughter Phebe Hollister half of my Inn called the Whitehurt, iu 
Broad Street, one fourth part of which was my wife's inheritance and one 
fourth I lately bought of Anno Yeomana deceased, and one other fourth 
part I lately bought of Edmond French, son and heir of Elizabeth French 
• ceased, and the other fourth part I lately bought of Henry Uowe 
and Judith his wife, which said Judith, Elizabeth, Aim aud my wife 
were the daughters and coheirs of Edmond Pupley, merchant deceased. 
To my said daughter (among other things) "my lesser silver belly |K>tL" 
To my kinswoman Lydia, that lately served me and is now become the 
wife of Edward Haekett, one hundred poinds over wid above what I bavo 
Iready given her towards her marriage portion. To " my Beloved BKendt 
fox. William Dewsbery, Alexander Parker, George Whitehead 

dill Story e ten pounds apiece and unto Thomas Brigges, John Wil- 
tioton of Westmoreland, .lame'* Porke, Sleeven Crispe and John Wilkin- 
son of Cumberland fire pounds apiece as a token of my love to them and 
. h iv done for the Lord and for his people, and to the b> 
tent none my claim any right to any of these legacyes last mentioned to 
whom I intend' I do declare and my Will is that it be payd only to 

that G II. Dewabery, Geo: Whitehead, Alex: Parker, John 

Story, John Wilkinsou, Tho: Bridges, James Porke, Steveu Crispe aud 


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John Wilkinson who hath often lodged at my bouse and eaten bread al tsj 
table and one well knowne to my Executors " Ac. Bequests to Thomas 
Goulding of Bristol, grocer, and bis wife Mary, and to John Love of Brist ~ 
and bis wife Magdalen. To each of my natural brothers and sisters cl 
that survive mc, except Samuel Hollister, son of my brother Thomas, and 
Nathaniel Tovie, the only son of my sister Margery Tovie deceased, who, 
because they are ill husbands and arc like to mispeud it. my will is not to 
gire it to cither of them but to Samuel Hollistcr's wife, for tho benefit of 
bis children and to Nathaniel Tovie s children that are liriug iu Englaad 
at the time of my decease To Ncm Dawson, widow, Joane Pillerns 

w, Margaret Price, widow, and to Mary Evans, widow. My serva 
Joseph Smith. My daughter Phebe shall possess and enjoy my house I 
lands called Old Fields, at Urcotl in the parish of Almcabury Gluuc. held 
by lease of Edward Browuc. My sou Dennis Hollister and my two 
in law Thomas Callowhill and Thomas Jordan to be joint executors 
Alexaml' r Parker, George Whitehead, Walter Clemenu and John 
to be overseers. 

Witnesses I. Chauncy, John Eckly, Rich. Hawksworth. 

Tii the oodkil lie bequeaths to hisjrraodchildren Hannah, Thomas 
l >clh Callowhill a messuage at Westerleigh, with the lands thereunto 
giqg held of the Dean and Chapter of Welles. He speaks of his 
grand daughter Lydia Jordan as " dead." He names Samuel Hollister, 
of his brother William, Deoaii I Trdllister son of Abel Hollister, Samuel 
Hi.lliM.r. grandson of brother William and son of Jacob Hollister, Thomas 
Speed, and others. Bence, 

Alll Yf.ama.ns of Bristol widow 2Novem!N > 1664 proved 1 December 
1668. My son William Yeamaos to be full and sole executor, conditionally, 
and if ho fails to fulfill the conditions then my sous in law John Haggat 
Esq. and Thomas Speed merchant. I, as executrix of the last will of my 
late husband William Ywtmaus, gen' deceased, have paid the two hundred 
pounds wiii'-li my b tab md gave U> gsl the children of my daught 

Speed. Now I give to every one of bur children, as well by 
Yeamaus as by Thomas Speed, which shall be living ami unmarried at the 
time nl nn ili rt-isr. the sum of ten pounds apiece, that is to say, to such i 
them as she had by the said Robert Yeaman* to the children thetnselvs 

li of them as she had by Thomas Speed to their father to their 
use. My husliand gave to my sou Haggat - * children John, Mxry and Ni 
thaniel, ten pounds apiece. This to be made up twenty pouuds apiece. 
To the rest of the children of my said sou Haggatt tea pouuds apiece. To the 
daughter of my son William Yeatuaus ten pouuds besides what bath " bin' 
given to her by my said husband. My husband gave to his graudchildron 
Matthew, William and Joyce Warren teu pouuds apiece, aud William 
"sithence" deceased, whereby his legacy is ceased, I desire that tcu pouuds 
apiece may be added to the said legacies of the said Malhew and Joyce, 
my gift, to make them up twenty pounds apiece. I give to Anne and 
Mehetabell, the two other children of my daughter Warren, tea pounds 
apiece. I give to the (....) children of my son Prigge ten pouuds 
apiece. To my grandchild John Morgan ten pounds, to my daughter Joj 
Warren and Sarah Prigge five pounds apiece, to my son in law 
Prigge five pounds, to my son William teu pouuds and to his wifo firs, 
pounds more as a token of my love. To my cousin Francis Yeamaus fit 
pounds. To my sister Jones forty shillings, aud eight pounds to be di\ 

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such of her children as my executor shall think meet. To ray 
>men Mary Topleafe, Susan Rider, Elizabeth Owen and Alice Col- 
ami to my kinsmen Thomas Yeamana and John Yenmans, sona and 
iters of my brother in law Edward Yeamana, forty shillings apiece and 
Owen, the daughter of my cousin Owen, forty shillings. To my 
Haggatt and Speed ten pounds apiece and to my said son Haggatt all 
long green carpet and all those leathern chairs which I formerly de- 
1 him to nse in his forestreet parlor. To my kinswoman Mary Hagatt 
great cypress cheat which atandeth in her father's best t. 
iber, provided that her father shall have the use and occupation thereof 
ing his life. To my sister in law Johane Tomlinson forty shillings. To 
i William Yeomana and my cousin his wife, my cousin Anne 
ti«. my cousin Mary Westtiehl, my cousin Bcthshua Speed and my OOtUlD 
ibeth Milner forty shillings apiece, as tokens of my love, and to Richard 
twenty shilling*. To all the daughters of my brother Robert Xott- 
>n forty shillings apiece. To the children of my couain Elizabeth 
|K»unds. To Mary Haggatt, the daughter of Richard Haggatt 
»' deceased, forty shillings. Five pounds to be distributed amongst the 
of the parish of Stapleton. I desire to be buried in the parish of 
leton as near my husband a* conveniently may be. My son William 
i be executor. Heue, 102. 

mam Rothweli. of the City of New Sarum, Will*., gen*, 16 April 

13, proved 13 May 1C34. To my son* Stephen, Robert, Mean) and 
liara Roth well ten shillings apiece. To mv daughter Miry Uothwell 

■ •:d pounds, to my daughter Elizabeth Uotlnve.ll on* hundred 
and* and to my daughter Martha Itothwell one hundred pounds, to be 

! at their several age* of one and twenty years. To the children uf my 
ow Hying (except Margaret; Klizabeth and Mary) i 

■ •-• and to the children <>f mi «<>u William now living twelve penes 

1 ' ray kinsman .b 'In. Giles ten shilling*. To my kinsman Jane 
ten shillings. To my first wife's kinswomau, sometimes called Br 

id shillings and to Agues Tuggie, widow, ten shillings', to lvepaid 

them witii after my decease, if they shall In- then 

j, and not otherwise. Tho residue &c. to my wile Mary Rothwell, 

am I make my full executrix, and I appoint my loving friends Maurice 

woollen draper, and liumfrey Dittou, mereor, overseers, mid 

hem tea shillings apiece for their paius which they shall take iu this 

Seager, 46. 

bucraVni Ff.n Senior of Milfonl in the Colony of " Conocticott " in 

il -.ii. I I September 1672, proved 1 February 1674- 1 do give 

ath unto my eldest sou Benjamin Feu, ai an addition to his por- 

that be hath already received, to the value of three hundred pOUttdi 

Upwards, that farm that I formerly bought of Mr. Samuel Bach, lute 

'New Haven, lying on the East side of East River, consisting of eighteen 

of knead 6 or less, with all the upland that is laid out thereto, 

tying, or causing to be paid, thirty pounds towards the purchase, aa 

agreed upon, besides what he hath already paid. To my second sou 

luel Feu my dwelling house that 1 now inhabit, within the town of 

Iford. with housing, uplands and meadows belonging, with that piece of 

ind meadow that I bought of the Indiana, above Pagasiek, called 

lutTi meadow, and the uplands adjacent thereto. To my youngest sou 

Fen my house iu New llaveu, with the warehouse and all the up- 

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land belonging thereto, on this side East River, aod that parcel of 
belonging to the house, on the other tide of the River, ami all my i\ 
in that farm that the Hon. General Assembly gave to me. To my 
eldest daughters, Sarah, Mary- and Martha, besides what they have sla- 
received f>>r their portions, twenty jwunds apiece, to be paid wuli 
year after my decease out of my estate iu New England. To my 
daughter SoMBtt Fen. for her portion. 0110 hundred aod twenty | 
be paid at eighteen years old or day of marriage. To my grandchild %■ 
jamin Feu, sou to my eldest son Benjamin, the house, orchard awl ^ 
formerly Joseph Fenn'a, in thu town of '• Norawake." To all ■' 
my grandchildren respectively I do gire one ewe sheep to each of 
My will is that my grandchild Benjamin should enter aod poetess hit b 
and lands at Norawake at the end and period of the lease that >t' 
for. My two youngest sons Samuel and James shall come to enter 
possess their legacies at their accomplishing of the age of one and t 
years, but, in case my dear ami loving wife should see it her way to di 
of herself in marriage before then, it's my will that they should e 
the one half of their housings and lands at eighteen, and at oue and tw 
the whole but their mother's third. To my son Samuel my dwelling h 
lands and meadows in the parishes of (.'hiddiii'_:ton, Maswortii. 
Wing, all of them in Buckinghamshire, given to me by the will of the 
deceased Agnis Seare of the same parish and Shire. My said sou. if 
comes to the full possession of it at one and twenty, to pay to his bi 
James forty pounds at one and twenty and to his sister Susaoua t 1 
pounds at one and twenty, and twenty pounds to his eldest brother 
jamin within five years after his entrance and possession. All the 
whether in New England or old, I give to my wife Susanna Fen and 
make her executrix. My will is that within five years after my da 
she pay to each of my three eldest daughters, Sarah, Mary and M 
ten pounds apiece, to be laid out in old England in pewt I brass 

money pay and sent over for their several and respective uses, they * 
the charge of transportation and the danger of the seas. I 
honored, loving friends Mr. J.un< of New Haven. Mr 

Treat, Thomas Wheeler and Daniel Buckingham to lend and afford 
best help, council and advice as overseen dec. 

Wit: Robert Treat, Ephraim Ssnford. Dycer, 1 

| Hi niuniiii Fcnn settled in Dorchester as early as 1G38. and soon sftrr 
il to \.-xv Haven and to Milfonl. Be had two wives, of * 
was Sarah, daughter of Sylvester Baldwin, and the second, whom he mat 
March IS, t>M, WM Susannah Ward. He died in 1672. For other details 

Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, Vol. 2, p. 132.— Kumm.] 

Thomas ClXLOWHlLL of the city of Bristol, linen draper, 28 Noi 
1711. proved 24 December 1712. My now dwelling house in 
within the suburbs of the city. I stand possessed of a remainder of a 
tain term of one thousand years granted to mo by Edward Baugh, whii 
tawcr, since deceased, interested also in the remainder of another term 
one thousand years lately granted to mo by Edward Baugh jun\ and iu 
residue of another term of a thousand years lately granted to me by 

daughter I fauna, the last described as three several messuages &c i 

the South side of a certain messuage called the Quaker Meeting Hou*~ 
or near a certain place called the Fryers, and now or late in the sev 
tenures <Stc of Simon Barnes Daniel Kiudall and William TimbrelL 

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the Mine parcel* of ground, messuages dec to my kinsman Bl id Webb 

i«*id city linen draper and Charles Harford of the r-itv tflmaiiil mer- 

o trust, to permit the same premisses to be held and enjoyed *nd 

iasues and profits thereof to be had, received and taken by my 

H*»«ia u/j Anna, for and daring so much of my said several b 

' to come as she shall live, and, after her decease, by my grand 
»* Margaret Penn, daughter of Hannah Perm my daughter by Wil- 
i T***! Esq' her husband, as long as she shall live, next by my grand- 
Wm> Penn for all the rest of the several terms to come. By deed 
1M bearing dale the seven and twentieth day of this instant month I 
WWtyed to Brice Webb and Charles Harford, linen draper*, and 
and Chiunpion. merchant, divers messuages, lands itc within the said 
r. the Co. of Somerset and other places in England and in 1'entu.ylvania 
8*1 o«a, limitations and appointments therein mentioned and con- 
with power of revocation. I hereby ratify, confirm and allow the 
I Med. Provision for granting to grand daughter Margaret Penn cer- 
i premisses in Broad Meade, in me parish of St James, part of my wife's 
with remainder to grandson John Penn. I have an uttarwt in the 
.1 Pennsylvania as a security for one thousand pounds sterling 
me from the fluid William Pans, interested also in a messuage dec 
itt. Monmouth, as a security for one hundred and sixty pound* 
Mary Herbert, spinster, sole heir of Francis Herbert K.-«|' l.> 
( It her investments also described. Ami I am also interested in 
sixteenth part of certain Packett Boats now sailing or trading for I lo- 
af Bristol to Now York and other places iu America, in psVrtQi 

ice Webb. Bichard Champion and others. All these interests I give 

Webb and James Peters upon trust, to pay to the said William 

and Hanna bin wife, and the survivor of them, the yearly sum of 

j and six pounds, clear of all taxes and charges, during their natural 

(and for other purpose* described). Provision for Thomas Peuu, an- 

•OD of Hanna Peuu. My brother Walter Dullield is bound to me by 

obligations, one of 12 January 1694| for payment of twenty 

.«, and interest, and the other, of 13 August 1074, for payment of 

1MB pounds ten ibillinga. He to be freed from the payment of all but 

r ttf My sister Elizabeth Javding to be conditionally dis- 

lio bond*. I give and bequeath unto my neices Elizabeth 

Jin, -Sara Gurnay and Mary Guruay one piece of gold 

ie of twenty three shillings six pence- My wife lluiman/l 

to In sola executrix and the said JJricu Wubb and Charles Harford 




>n the 19 tt of October 1738 issued forth a Com" to John Peun Esq" the 

iral and lawful sou and adm f with the Will annexed of the. goods of 

*oab P v deced. (whilst living) the natural and lawful daughter 

iitld and adui" with the will annexed of Thomas Callowhill late 

City of Bristol widower deced. to administer the goods iScc. 

Bamok, 281. 

toe Smith of London, gen 1 , 10 January 1658, proved II February 
Lately freed from a dangerous illness. To Anne Cox, sister to my 
>red wife deceased, for her convenient subsistance, ten pounds per annum, 
•yahle quarterly. To Margaret Thorpe, another of my wife's sisters, five 
. per annum, payable in like manner. To Elizaheth Thorpe, daughter 
»f the said Margaret ten pounds. To John Thorpe fifty shillings that he 


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oweth me. To my wife's niece Elizabeth Chapman three score and 
pounds, betides thirty and five pounds which I hare in my han 
for her and owe onto her, all which makcth the sum of one hundred 
To Frances Cheney another niece of my wife, ten pounds. To my cob 
Bridget Audlev, daughter of John Iloddesdon Esq. deceased, five 
To my cousin Mary Gosslin forty shillings to buy her a ring. T- 
Sandford, late wife of John Sandford. sometime my tena 
To my beloved cousin Christopher Iloddesdon of Le©(> u Hi 

church Essex, Esq., ten pounds to buy a piece of plate. To Martha 
desdon, his daughter, forty pounds. To Thomas, his younger son, 
pounds. To Christopher Iloddesdon, son of Thomas Iloddesdon, 
man, deceased, four pounds. 

Item I give unto the thrco daughters of my beloved brother Matter The 
Walley, now Pastor of the Church of Whitechapcl in the Co. of Middle 
as followeth; to Hannah Walley the eldest I give forty pounds, to 

1. second I give thirty pounds, to Mary the youngest daught 

five lilt, poa nda, 1 give unto Master Thomas Wally, my beloved hrotj 
'astor of Whitcchapcl, twenty pounds to buy a piece of plate. To Tb 
GUling, my dearly beloved wife's son, out- hundred pounds, bu 
proviso, that he be a truly humbled and reformed man to settle hirusc 
some honest way of livelihood, not else to be paid him to waste and 

or of God, as he hath done his former estate, and I 
covery of his reformation and abandoning all his lewd and wicked corny 
1 commit to the judgment of my executors and overseers Ac, and if 
find not a real change in him my will is that my executors shall only pay I 
him six pounds per annum interest for the hundred pounds, but if be, 
said Thomas Gil ling, through his "deboistnea" shall happen to die 
then ill.- ..,nl hundred pounds shall be paid to ID] two OOaaing Eli 
Chapman and Frances Cheney, to each of them fifty pounds. I a 
Dicklosse clerk of the Church of Whitecnapal teu shillings aj 

-hillings. To the poor of Master Wally s congregation three 
To Margaret Thorpe, before named, and to her children (wearing aj_ 
To Mrs. Elizabeth Silverwood, wife to CapL John Silverwood, forty 
lings to buy a ring and to his three daughters each ten shilling ( for 
and to his two sons, each ten shillings to buy what they please. 
make, ordain &c. my beloved and trusty friend Capt. John Silverwc 
Nt Giles Cripplegate, London, gentleman, my lawful executor 4c., 
truly beloved friends and brethren Master Abraham Jesson and Mi 
Traitru May to be overseers, both of them being members of 
Wallye's church, aud I give each of them fifty shillings to buy rings. 
Wit. Robert Parrott, Lenye Mounigomery. 

Then follows a paper beginning fbis is a perfect Accompt of ffri 

Cheyney and Reheccah Cbeyney of monies which I George Smith ic 

into my hands as Guardian to improve for them. Meuiur 

that Richard Cheney died the last day of October One thousand six hut 
fifty and one- The goods was not praised till the tenth day of Move 
one thousand six hundred fifty two, but by reason of the contravery wl 
was not divided till the twenty second day of March one thousand six hi 
dred fifty iwo, about which time I received of Frances Cheney's mouey 
hundred and twelve pounds seventeen shillings three pence, which I 
to her best advantage, at six pounds in the buudred, till about the third 
May one thousand six buudred fifty five I lost fifty pounds of hor moi 
aud the interest by one Thomas Gilliug, which, notwithstanding I thiol 

not bound neither by Law nor conscience, yet I have made it up, both 
icipiil and interest, at six pounds in the hundred, which next March is 
years, and is, iu all, the sum of one hundred forty eight pounds seven 
ling* three peuce, due at or about Lady (day?) one thousand six hundred 

I- ■... TUhlimi Thai Frances Cheney's mother received all her dividents 
her, I mm — George Smith. 

lien follows a somewhat similar account with Rebecca Cheyney, by 
ch it appears that testator lost by one Captain IJu.shf.ll ten pounds and 

Teat, which however he made up unto her. Received of my 

sr Cheyney about January 1654 or 1655 for a divideut a seventh part 

two year's rent for Iuglufusld, due to Rebecca 16. 00. Q5J. (Then f'ol- 

•imilar receipt*.) Pell, 95. 

testator of the preceding will sailed Mr. Abraham Jesson brother, 
Jacob Jesson of N«w Borland, who called Mr. John W alley of Boston. 

ss., brolher-ln-Uw, had a brother Abraham Jesson, the following will Is 

rth sarins. — H. F. Watbrs. 
*• Mr. Whttrnore's notes on the Jcason and Walley families In the .lanmirv 

•awn*, pp. 10*-6.— Editor.] 

AiitARAjc Jesson, of Beihnoll Greene iu the parish of Stcbonbeath alt 

Bwj in the County of Middlesex, ironmonger. 26 October 1666, proved 
•braary 1666. To my wife Dorothy Jesson the yearly rente, issues 
• •mfit* of all my lands &c called by tho names of Steufields and Cow- 
•Crofti,. lying and being in Wedensbury in the Co. of Stafford, late in 
tenure of John Tuncks or Thomas Edwards, which I purchased of 
•**• Perry of Wedensbury mercer (and of other estates there). This 
r 'n oar natural life, she making no wuste &c. After her death they are 
'_•*» tny eldest son Abraham Jesson (with other estates near Woolver- 
and in the City of Worcester AcA One of the tenements in 
r is described as a tavern called the Myter and another as a tene- 
©d the Cross Keys. To my son Jacob Jesson and his heirs all 
tenement or dwelling house situate or being in White 
lesex, commonly called or known by tho name or sign of the 
•*ttd Dripping Pan, now in the tenure or occupation of John Ward, 
f*t>g^t, which I purchased of Samuel Abraham. I give to tny son 
•**ven hundred and sixty pounds &c, to be paid unto him when and 
'** •* he shall accomplish his full age of one and twenty years. To 
' Nathaniel Jesson eight liumir.-d pounds at one and twenty. To my 
•* Rebecca Jesson seven hundred pounds at. one and twenty or day 
rr,a fie- To my daughter Kli/.abeth Jesson seven hundred pounds at 
**1 twenty or day of marriage- To my friends M' George Scott and 
d tfOtOD Esq- twenty pounds apieCSj and to BIT friends Mr. John liar- 
3tfr. Nathaniel Taylor. Mr. Samuel Short and Mr. My lea Cooke fifty 
•piece for rings. To my loving sister Rebecca Cow per twenty 
I'd William Bird the son of Henry Bird and of my said sister 
twenty shillings. To Josiah Bird, son of the said Henry and 
five pounds. To Eleuor Newtou. the wife of Stephen Newton 
daughter of the said Heury and Rebecca, five pounds. To Sarah 
, daughter of the taid Rubekab. five pounds at one and twenty or 
marriage. Other bequests. My friends Mr. George Scott, grocer, 
Lotoo Esq. and my sou Abraham Jessou to be executors, and my 
Mr. Johu liar wood, Mr. Nathaniel Taylor Mr. Samuel Short aud 
Cooke overseers. 

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A Codicil rm added 20 January 1CCG, in which he bequeathed hi* 
dwelling houae in Bed nail Green, lately bought of Mr. John Speeriagi 
« hi* wife, to hi* wife Dorothy lor life and then to hi* aon At 
bam. Carr, 22. 

The following i« a hriof abstract of the will of Abraham Je*son. the | 
son of tb« preceding testator, and brother of Jacob Jesson of New England. 

Abraham Jxssotf of Loudon, ironmonger, 1 December 1078. proved ' 
September 1680. Wife Elizabeth. Grazeley farm near Woolrerhai 
-lufford. Dwelling bouse* in or near Clarkenwell, Middlesex. 
Abraham. Messuage in the City of Worcester. Teoemeot called 
Croaa Key* in Bradderdiue near Worcester. Daughter Mary J« 
Stanfcilds Lessow in Wedeusbury iu Co. Stafford &c. Daughter Bltflt 
bfth Jesson. Lands in Wedeusbury held, occupied aud enjoyed by Richi 
Smith, locksmith, in the right of Anne, his wile, relict of George Jc 
deceased. Daughter Rebecca Jessou. Messuages iu or near 
Greene. Stepney. Middlesex, late in the tenure of my honored father Abe 
bam Je*sou deceased, now in the tenure of my honored mother Dor 
Jesson &c. Children all under age. My brother Jacob Jesson and 
wife Mary. My sifter Rebecca Thomas and her husband. My 
Elizabeth Cocke* aud her bus baud. My mother in law Mary Basse 
her bushaud. My brother Francis Barkested and hit wife .1 
brother John Barkested. Jeremiah Basse, Mary Basse, Esther 
My Aunt Rebecca Cowper, William Bird, Ellinor Newton, Joseph 
Samuel Short, John Tomkius and Miles Cooke. My nephew James ~ 
Brother Nathaniel Jesson. Wife and said brother Naihauiel to be j« 

Tin- will was proved (as above) by Elizabeth Jesson, power reserved I 
Nathaniel Jesson. 

Commission issued 15 March 16S9 to Francis and John Bak&tead 
ful guardians of Abraham. Elizabeth and Rebecca Jesson, minor child 
of the deceased to administer (during thoir minority) the goods left I 
nduiinisterd by Elizabeth Jesson deceased, Nathaniel Jesson, the 

Commission issued 19 July 10'J7 to Abraham Jessou the son, who 
come to bis full age. Bath, 118. 

John Smithif.r of Arlington in the parish of Buybury and C 
Gloucester, yeoman, 16 February 1618, proved 31 October 1626. 
lands of inheritance &c to John Siuithier, eldest son of my son John St 
deceased, next to my cousin (fie) Hunry Sniithior, his brother, then U> 
niece Johuu Powell, theu to my niece (sic) Thomaziue Sinithier, da 
of said sou John deceased, then to my cousin John Custis ait C.'lirTe, then I 
my cousin Henry Custis alt Cliffo, then to my right heirs forever. I 
and bequeath my lease of Camden h uijU> my huh iu law Edmund (. 
Cliffe and to his sou John Custis aud to the survivor or longest liven 
them, the said John to pay, during the natural life of the said father, toi 
the maintenance of Elizabeth, his sisUir. twuuty shillings yearly, and 
the decease of his said father, if he survive, forty shillings yearly during 
own natural life. Bequests to Thomas Howse, son of my daughter An 
Howie late of Colne Rogers deceased, to Richard Howse. hi 
my cousiu William Howse, their brother, to James Howse, their br 
to Margaret Howse, their sister, aud to Bridget Howse, their sister. I p* 

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lohn Oujiti» alt Cliffe and Henry his brother, the sons of Elmond Custis 

of Cirencester, ten pounds apiece. To WilKttDB OtMtU, their brother, 

pounds nix shillings eijjht |>ence and my best shirt. To Nicholas 

sti*. their brother and to Edmund CotUt, thr-ir brother, nth, iliirteen 

loda six shilling* eight pence. Bequest* to Elizabeth and Marv Cnxli*, 

• ters. To my sister Jones forty shilling*. Thomas Smithier and 

children. Richard Smithier. Matthew .Smithier and hi* children. 

lor Peiraon and her children. William Smithier of Northletch. Mary 

► r-II. tli.- daughter of my niece- Joane Powell, and Elizabeth, Inr »i*ter. 

ane Powell to he sole executrix. 

1 wa* written 12 Norember 1G19, modifying some of the bequests 

fa ibe will. H.-.t.-, 188, 

b* ( vill I deem well worth saving, associating together, as It does, 

family name Custis ami the place uaine Arlington. IIknky F. Watkkh.] 

rATnewB Sillesbte of the town of North'ton in the County of North'- 

- A ptil 1662 proved 19 1 I 662. To my worthy friend 

Lovell of Northampton Esq., George Norwood of Notlmmplon, 

I and Lawrence Wollaston of the same town gen' and to their heirs and 

ign» for ever all that my messuage, two yard land and close, with their 

1 every of their appurtenance* now in the occupation of Nathaniel Basely, 

in the town field* and parish of Duston in the County of Northampton. 

alto one close of pasture situate in St. James Bod, within ihu same 

• k called Dove house close, and another close called Crowthorp close 

ig on the West side of Dallingtou Moor, within tin- parUh n ton, 

ray meadow ground called Flea ten Holme within the parish of Ilurd- 

md my hook of meadow called Hull's Hookc, lying in Cotton 

■h within the parish of Hardiugston, and my yard land and close in 

.//.» Middleton MalaC* in the said County, upon this intent that tluv 

11 with all convenient speed, immediately after my decease, make sale 

my said lands and premises above mentioned for the best price they can 

and with the moneys raised shall pay aud discharge all my debts, and 

rem* wards the payment of my legacies &c I give to 

•on Matthew Sillesbye the messuage Ac. wherein I now live, situate in 

Drapery, in the town of Northampton, as also the tenement in the pos- 

ion of Samuel Gibba, next adjoining to the same, and a piece of ground, 

ing my backside, which I purchased of the town, being part of my walk 

And I give him two hundred pounds over and above what I have 

ly given him. I give to my daughter Elizabeth four hundred pounds, 

my daughter Rebecca three hundred pounds, to my son Samuel all my 

•I land at Wellingborrow (my son Matthew to make- surrender of 

same). Also I do give unto the "aid Samuel my messuage in Ni.rth- 

>n iu the occupation of my sister Cricke, ii' ar th. I tduit there, 

a messuage called Colli ngtree wood House arid the three pasture 

adjoining, and six acres of arable land within the parish I » • - 1 « I - of 

Aud I give him one hundred pounds. I do give and bequeath unto 

son Nathaniel Sillesbye my messuage or tenement culled Tbrupp wood 

Dove, with the several closes and little wood ground thereunto adjoining, 

tag and being in the parish oi R-oade, and "ix acres of arable land in the 

' >ade near unto the- Hide there. And 1 give unto my son Na- 

«ll my books, for my earnest desire is that if it shall please God to 

•ke him capable that he be bred up a scholar. I give unto my ibtor 

five pounds, I give to my said trustees one messuage or tenement 

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&c. in Bridge Street, in the occupation of Edward Martin, another m« 
age or tenement in a place catted the New Lane, now in the occupation 

moment in the Horse Market, in the occur 
of Edward Home, and an orchard or garden in St. John's Lan 
parish of All Saints, and a close of ground in St. Edmond's End. in 

lab. of St. Giles, both in the occupation of George Davies, upon ll 
special trust that they shall convey the said messuage Ac., now in the 
pation of Edward Martin, to some honest person or persons in trust for i 
•.aid sister Bcthia Martyn during her life, and after her decease in trust 
i i< M irtin l>r sod and his lawful issue, failing such to my right heir 

fat i ver; and, as for the other messuages, orchard and close, that they 

i my said sister, during her natural life, to receive the rents dec to | 
own proper use mid behoof; and after her decease they shall 00 
fee simple of the said messuages or tenements, orchard and close of grou 
&e. unto the Mayor, bailiffs, and burgesses of the said town, and to th 
successors for ever, to the intent and purpose that they shall fit utid prepi 
the said messuage in the Horse Market for the comfortable habitation 
two poor widows or widowers of good honest life and reputation, nal 
the said town of Northampton, and more especially of the psu 
N.iinu, to be elected and chosen by the Mayor an I aldermen for the tin 

if, or the major pan of them and all the rents &c. of or 1 
premises to be gl to be equally divided between the 

two poor people, for the time being for ever. 1 give and bequeath unto i 
aunt C'l trn a living ten pounds, to my aunt Ungley if living five pour 
to my sister Harper fifty shillings, the rest of my goods, &c to my 
Samuel ami my two daughters Elizabeth and Rebecca. Juxon, ?.'. 

[The above abstract was taken from the registers of the Prerogative Court" 
Canterbury, Somerset House. Strand. London. A copy of the same will 

B the Probate Registry at Northampton. The testator was hapti 
in I 1 B lint* 1 Chun ib y HUO(ll). bclngason Mr. Matthew SiUest 

. r. !i Miivviirr who vra* obOM >f Northampton h>31 and 

nnrii-il (in All Saints') 29 March 1639. The son seems to have followed 

t-.ti pa tor h.> too was a scrivener anrl was Mayor in 1649 
mint lire* of both of them may lie found In many of the will* now 
served In the probate registry of Northampton and are 90 much alike that I 
would possle an expi n t ■• distinguish Minn apart. Tl Matthew 

probably nappreotioe of Mr. Georgi I ■ommon clerk of v 

about a !•• IWW, and afterward* Mn< 

The property iu Horsemarket left by Mr. Matthew Slllo*'" 
for the habitation of two poor widows or widowers, la described .«. - 
a case between Thomas Chadwlck, of Northampton gen'. \\< 
Mayor, Bailiffs and Burgesses of the said town of Northampton ami 
loners of \11 Saints Parish in the same town, defendants, under date s 
86 \pril IC84.* The petitioner call* himself tenant by lease of a toft, piece i 
ground, with the backside or garden an< I the appurtenances, sin 
and being on the west side of Horsemarket, on which said toft stoo 
a messuage or tenement burnt down mid demolished by the lat«- drr»d! 
■which happened in said town of Northampton, a t en 
formerly called the Three Tuns and certain parish land lying on the 
whic h or i .ii.m. tit, goe burnt down a* aforesaid is In the 

twentj and live fool in the length, with the ganl ijingtol 

nid was and now Is, parcel of t' -Iven by the last Will and T« 

ment ot Matthew Silesby, late alderman of the said tow i 
ceased, towards the maintenance of two poor widows, to be app. 
Mayor and Aldermen of the said town of Northampton. The other property I 

• Beol of Record i of the Commissioners appointed by Act of Parliament for the I 
and more easy Rebuilding of the Town of Northampton, A.D. 1076. 

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was the parish land next adjoining on the South. The PatiMctUV was 
ywed to rebuild and hold by lease for ninety-nine yean S 
to furnish evidence as to the age of tin- present building boh di rated I 
Charley (No Si Hornentarket). Through the courtesy of Sir. Samuel Hull 1 was 
■ssbtad to ascertain that the estate in the How Laaa 1 1. . Ncwlaud) WSI 
I6C> f..r .£'470 mid the proceeds (less expenses) invested in Consols (£48£ 16s. 

us property built two houses thereon, now 
nmbered '. " I side oi Newland. The h 'ohn'sLauc 

• 1U to the Bedford 1 tail way Co. for £819 los. I believe the Bsdfon 

Korthampton Railway Station stands on the site. The front part of the Olose 
old off in 1869 i,, tb« (Irruiini.'ir Si hoo] Tm-t.i-i ■- 

»uiic ' icon, and the back part is rented (a tan.) 

u> a playground for the school. The proceeds of the sale of the front part 

was invested in Consols. (£715 lis. (Id.) I understand that the 

> of the Fund now supports three widows, two of them in the Horse market 

itemponuT with the elder Mattli -amp parish of All Saints', and 

. ■ brother, wasa Benrj SIDesby, sometimes styled Linen draper and 
mercer, the baptisms ox I lUlren (Matthew. John, B 

Mary. Elisabeth, Sainupl, and Thomas) are to DC found In the BegtSters 
1 tltat parish In his indenture of apprenticeship (1593), enrolled lu vol. xlil. 
>i the Town Ilecords, he Is described as a sou of Hubert BUlefhgra of Duston. 
another contemporary was Anthony SlUosbhi of Duston. whose will woe proved 
i.23. The name of his brother Benry appears as a witness. 
JtlU another was their brother William SilnMeof Harieston, whose nuncupative 

us proved 15 April. lflaC. Henr> ' 8Ulesbf was one of the bailiffs In 
Bis wife (and the mother of all his children) was Mary Kandcs (morrh.i BO 
1602, and buried 22 October, 1G32). Their son Henry (baptized at All 
:Ulrit«', SO May, 1C13) *eeius to have emigrated to Hew England, and llunily 

fettled In Lynn, Maesachu-i. . where lie died. Ft him are descended u 

family ot Silaby, more in- less scattered throughout New England, ami the in- 
Buent'ial ami highly respectable faroilj of Bilabee of Salem, naesaehaeettf one 
wf whom, Mr- Edward A. Sllsbee, is now visiting Northampton in search of the 
traces of these ancestors of his who were flourishing in Dnston and Nnrthamp- 
i nearly three hundred years ago. Hunkv F. Wa I . 

iroptoninire Notes and Queries vol. v , 1892, p. 101. 

ingoing was communicated lu Northamptonshire Notes and Queries hut 
ile I wss visiting Northampton with my friend and townsman, Mr. Kd- 

-bee, whose guest I was. 

wing arc brief abstracts of the wills of WlUlamaod Anthony 811- 
; above referred to. bt F. Waters.] 

words of William Silsbie late of Harieston deceased that ho spake 

itle before his death Beingo demanded whether he would make a will 

aiifcwared noe, but he would leaue all unto his wife to brings up the 

^^Hien And as touchinge William his eldest soimo if he would bo ruled 

his mother, then his dealer was that he should haue halfe w"' her Othcr- 

if he were not ruled by her ho should haue hot only that rive pounds 

i given unto him by hia Aunt in the p'sence of Goorgo Nelson & 

Knight & others. 

ao quinto die Apt-ilia Anno dni 1626 corn chid Cano cofuissa fuit 
mdi tesum" annex - — ■ Silsbie eius relict* et princ" lcgaui? in 
uhat de bene etc Jurat saluo etc 

Inventarii Boggl lvi u iis 
av (1 fig 1-28) 270. Northampton Wills. 


Antikinv Sii.i.ksbik of Duston in the Co. of Northampton, hus- 
23 July 1688, proved 1 -' Sept 1G23 

to be buried in the church or church yard of Duslou. 
will ds bequeath to Anne my wife ton pounds of good & lawful Eugliah 
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money and my wool, being fourteen fleece* and some of last year's wool | 
the boil I lie on with the furniture and a chest and halfe tnj h< 
stufle throughout and two beastes, vid, a brown cow and a red cow 
eighteen sheeps. Item my will is that if my wife will «i'rrr from my 
in clieU whi DOW p'sent or removing from beoot thill return 

thai she shall have a quarteme land (she paying thi onalile 

for it) to l>e dressed by Robert my son as he doth bis owu, and to 1 
brought home for her :>n<l *he to have convenient place for it and the i 
,'ing to it a* also for her own d* 

I prt <fc bequeath to my dau. Sarah Uarrise an hire of bees, whi 
-hall choose. I give to my grand children R.-l>™-<-ah & Sarah Sillesbie 
two lamb* which my son Huh 1 shall choose as also two coverlets the bet 
to Rebeccsh the other to Sarah. I give and bequeath to Will" Si Desist 
my brother A: .lane Smallhoue my sister two strikes of Barley apiece, to bt 
deliv. bon at the feast of St. Michael the Arch-Angel next • 

lat* of presents. I give & bequeath to my sister Howett a strike 
barley to be delivered at the same time. 

Tin- rest of my goods unliequeathed, my burial discharged dfc my d« 
puiil, I give & bequeath to lioberl Sillesbie my sou whom I make my 
executor of this my last will & testament. 

In witness whereof I have to these presents set my band Date the 
day of July 102.!. 

Smv brother Henri.- Sii;. 
m'v brother in law Nicholas Whiting 
Wit: John Colea 

Henrie Sillesbyo The mark A of 

Kdinund James Anthony / | -SilIesb>C 

[By the kind permission of the town clerk, William Sliooemlth. Eaq., to wb 
I was Introduced hy Sir Henry Dry den, liar 1 , i made s rattier extensive exs 
nation of the town records and documents In his keeping, and jratli 
Interesting notes about the Slllesby family and other names of lnt 
England genealogists. 1 have to thank Mr. Shooamltb and his sons fori' 
■_■ . .i : in a n by them daring and after this March - ■ B r Wainm] 

[In the Honk of Inrolment-. oi Apprentices, Indentures and Admits* 
Freedom of the town of Northampton (156*— 1727), I found the following:] 

M a that Hrkrt Sillesbtk (sonne of Robert Sillesbyo of Du 
Countie of Nonli") by Indenture baring date the ffirntedayo of Maye iui 
fyve and Uiirtith yeare of the raign of our BOU*al queue Klital 

etc. hatlie putt himselfe apprentice w"' Lawrence Ball of the towne 
Northampton, grocer, and Margaret his wyfe at the trade of a grocer flo 
the tcrme of eight yeares, to begynne at the dayc of the date of the 
Indenture. The saido Henry Silleshye doth cove flute to doe the uli 
Lawrence Ball and Margarctt true and diligent service during the 
terme. And the said Lawrence and Margarett docn covennte to teache i 
aairle Henry Sillesbyo the said trade of a grocer, to fynde him all thin 
necessarie during the torme, and to geve him at theude of his tcrme doubli 
apparel 1 etc. 

frr Primo die Decemhris A" xxxvi* rftc Elizabeth otc 1593. 

1(122. Richard Woolleston, mayor, and Henry Sillesbyo and Willi 
Brookes, bailiffs, a Feslo die Sancli Michatlit Archangeii anno rffii 1621 
Annoq regni rffii" fW Jacobi Regis nunc Anglie tie. vieetimo etc tuque a* 
eundem festum anno Bevolut. 

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raiment of an Indenture whereby Robert Sillesby, son of Henry Sillesbye 
of Northampton, Linen draper, put ! pprentice with Thomas Cowper 

the jovager, of the *aid town. Ironmonger, to be interacted in the In 

for the terra of nine year* from the date of the Indenture, 

tM -Vi September last past. 

In tin- time of Laurence Hall, mayor (1641-2) Thomas Silleaby, ton of 

Hturv Silleaby of Northampton, mercer, bj indenture dat l I October, pot 

i Mantel f apprentice to Kdwurd Burgina of the said town, barber, for eight 


Among the Admissions to Freedom (beginning A.I). 1G06) I found the 

Gtergita Randeanup. appr. Hmriri Sillrt/n'r, mercer, H iur. nalali ad miss. 

fmit derimo du Jttnii A" 1612 *f tobril iij' iiij' 1 . 

ifayorallyof Richard Wollaston (1622-.1), (Henry Silleaby one 
of thf: bailirl- | John Luck lately apprentice i»l Matthew Siiloby, acrireOW, 
•a* admitted to Freedom 1 4 March, 22 Jamea, Mid paid ten shillings. Also, 
d Dudley, apprentice of John S|iin^l.-i<m. M May 1 828, KOQ | mid ten 
thillitiga. Again — Daniel Washington, ttyior, ptr coucexsu « /mitt. 

fvit jutvf dU StpUmbr. u° p'dco el solvit — x u . 
Later. I found the following:— 

Jofies SiUeabie JUiua Henrici SMetbie iure tuduli ndmiss. fuit xr° die Julii 
... it-it — nj* iiij*. 

later: — lioberlus SiHetby filius Henrici Siftesby, LyttturtdntO -Iur. 
natolt admit*, fuit xviif* die Novembris Anno />3i" 1636, ti aofrit — iii' iiij" 1 . 
Tboiuna SiUbie filiua Henric. Siltbie deft iure nalali admiu. J'uil rxiij* 

rilia 1646, et aoiit't—Wy iiij d . 
In a Book of Orders of Assembly (from 1616 to 1744) appears the fol- 
io* tog: 
At an Aaaemblie of John Harbert, maior of the towqe of Northampton, 
Aldermen his brethren, lat. maiors of the same towue, the bailiff's, all 
" been bailiffs and the fourtie «& eight Burgesses of the Com. 
aocell there assembled iu the Guild bull the six teen tb day of Aprill in 
years of the Ilaigno of our Sou'aigue Lord Charles now King of 
jland 4c. 1630, It is agreed and ordered tbut Heorie Sillesbio shall bauo 
■ r of Cup laue, uow iu his occupation, excepting passage 
heiret of George Coldwell dec, for xxi years from the feast day 
I ion last, upon the Kent of viii" yeurlie upon CovenuU aa 
thought lu. 

in Assembly 12 Octobur 1635 I noted the election of Mr, Matthew 
oue of the Auditors and Hutirie Sillesbie Constable of the Checker 

37. It is agreed and ordered that Mr. Sillesbie, late Mayor of this 
rbo hath disbursed some moneys about the placing of poor boys 

entices in the lime of his Mayoralty, shall have paid him the iiij" vi a 

be hath laid out. 
Among the Leases and Conveyances possessed by the 1 found one 
in which Henry Travel I of Coventry, gun 1 assigned and Surrendered, 21 
April 1622. all his estate &c. in and to the moiety of Gobious Manor (for- 
nerly belonging to the Harrisons) to Thomas Cowper, the then Mayor of 
Northampton. Henry Chad wick. Raphael Humphrey. Abraham Veutris, 
rbomas Hradforde, Thomas Martyn, Edward Collis, William Knight, 
Richard Woollaslou. Thomas Guttridge, John Harbert, John Fisher and 
Henry Syllesby, who have purchase<l the iuhurituucu aud reversion of the 
whole manor. 


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1621. Counterpart of a conveyance from tbe Major, Bailiffs and 
mm of Northampton to Henry .Sillesby of Northampton, lineodnaper, 
John Scryvcn of the same, shoemaker, for £53-6-8, of a meesuage, 
munt and backside lying iu the " Checkerwarde," on the E. aide of the street 
Or place alliti " tlio Choker," sometime in the occupation of Thorn*,* Bar- 
ge*, since iu the tenure of Thomas Craabrooke mih! now in the occupation 
Margaret Ball widow, and abutting on the Street called the ■ Cbeket " 
land of said Margaret Ball on the S., a tenemeut of Joseph 
'. called " tlit? Holy Lambe," now in the occupy thoaf 

Smith, on the N. and the lami ie of John Brian the alder deceased 

and now of Kdwxrd Burrows and Elizabeth hia wife, on the E. &c &c dal 
20 December 1G21. Two soda attached. 

1642 I i unterpart of a Conveyance from the Corporation to 
Cohlwi II of Northampton, gen 1 (in considerate .V) of n j 

grouinl. part iu the pariah of All Saints and part in tho |>arlsh of St. 
• . abutting upon a certain lam Sjlver Street" and tbe 

the baifl of Abraham Veutries deceased and land of the said Samuel 
well ami laud belonging to the Hospital of St. Thomas in Northampton on 
the N. E. part* and a certain lane leading from the back>i<ix .,1 an luo 
called '• 1'he Lyon " leading to (be Caatle Hill and the land of o:: 
Harris and the laud of the heirs of Thome* Pilkiugtou deceased on 
and W. pari* &c. ; — — which said piece of ground was sometime* & 
long since euclosed by the said Mayor, Bailiii* and Burg e sses, celled ' 
Lane," and was sometimes iu the tenure of George CoMwell, Geutlei 
deceased, and late was in the tenure awl occupation of Henry Syllesby, 
deceased, and now in the occupation of one Nathauiel Beubow. Coa 1 
MM SuUk absolute. Dat. 10 May 1045. 

I examined the Registers of All Saints aud extracted the following eo 
(among others ) : 


May 1 608. Mathewe filius Henrici Silleaby baptitat. fuit xv' die. 

April 1606. Nathaniell filius Mathei Sillesby bapu xxFiii die. 

Dec 1607. Bethiah filia Mathei Sillesby bapt. (bit primo die. 
" " John filius Heur. Sillesby bapt fuit xxvij* die. 

SepL 1610. Robert filius Henrici Silleaby bapt fuit xxv* die. 

Feb. 1610. Matbcw, filius Matthei Sillesby bapt. fuit xvij° die. 

May 161. "J. Heuricus filius Henrici Sillesby, m'cer, J) Maria uioc; 
bapt. roll e&d die (i.e. xx" die). 

Oct. 1615. Abdiell filius Mathei Sillesby et Katheriue, uxor, xxu' A 

.l.iii. 1615. Mary filia Henri Sillesby, Lynnendraj) et Marie uxor. 
bapt. fuit xxviij" die. 

April I 6 1 8. Samuel fiL Matthei Sillesbie, Script., I? Katherin uxor, j 
bapt. fuit xij" die. 

Sept. 1618. Elisabeth filia Henrici Sillesby, linendraper, P Maris xi 

Dec 1621. 


Sept. 1G22. 

fuit octavo die. 
Feb. 1625. 

eius xij° die. 

Thomas filius Mathei Sillesby, scrivener, et Katherin 
Samuel filius Henrici Sillesbie et Marie uxor, eius 
Thomas filius Heurici Sillesbie, Linendraper, et Marie uiw 


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Ipril 1602. Henry Sillesbie et Marin Maudes nupti fuer xx* die. 

1 . Edward .Martin cl Bethaia Sillesbie tij* die. 
apt. 1635. Matthew Silleeby et Eliz. Gray primo die. 


loly 157ft. Robert SyJbye sepultus fuit eodem die (i.e. vicesimo octavo). 
1 > 09. Parvuluw, liathei Sillesby sepultua fuit. vj'- <i i ■ -. 

II alios Henric Sillesbie sepultua fuit xxiiij" die. 
1624. A^ues filia \h:.rl ■. • Sillesby— quinto din. 

12. Mary uxor Henry Silleilty xepulla fuit xxij die. 
farch 1639. Mr. Matthew Sillesby sepultas fait **ix die. 
lay 1642. Anne uxor Mr. Heorici Sillesby lopolta fuit xxiiij die. 
tpt. 16-43. Mr*. Katherioe Silleaby sepult* fuit xij dio. 

my return to London I was able to make notes of the following wills 
! members of this family. 

Samcell SllXMBT, Fellow of Queen's College in Cambridge, 18 October 

roved at London 9 November 1650. I give unto my sister Rathiah 

tin, wife to Edward Mar tain of Northampton fifty pounds aud unto her 

ii Thomas Martin and to John Mai tine the sum of ten pounds 

all which sum of seventy pounds my will is shall abide in the bauds 

'my executors hereafter to be named, to be laid out for the use and bene- 

; of my said sister and her two Children, according as they my said execu- 

| shall in their judgments aud conscience shall think best for the udvau- 

: aud benefit of my said sister and her said two children. I give to my 

Thomas Sillesby, M' of Arts of Christ Church in Oxford, all my 

and papers and clothes, with every other thing belonging to my 

aber and study at Queen'*. College in Cambridge aud the furniture of 

chamber or whatsoever is mine in the Gallery thereto belonging, and 

else I have lent to any in Cambridge or elsewhere (money only ex- 

1). I give thirty pouuds to Queen's College in Cambridge, whereof 

pounds is for the use of th« Library, especially for the buying of those 

fathers, in their own language, as yet are wanting there, and the 

her to be distributed to the poorest and most improving and pious scholars 

the said College, according to the judgment of the Presideut aud Fellows 

'the said College. I give to my cousin Tymothy Rushbrookeund Ellenor 

rife all the money which formerly I have lent them, together with a 

of theirs which is in my custody, which, my will is. shall be restored 

)to them. I give to the young "scholeboy of my Cozen lues, shoemaker 

hampton " five pounds for his better education in learning. My 

is that five pouuds be laid out in plate to be given as a memorial of my 

on to my very good friend M* Ofspriug. I give to Judith Ball 

ty shillings, who bath attended me in my sickness. The rest of all my 

my funeral charges and the legacies aforesaid being first paid and 

rged, I give to my two brothers Matthew Sillesby aud Thomas Sillesby 

I be equally divided between them, whom I appoint executors of this my 

will and testament. 
U'it: Charles Ofspring, Jeremiah Whittaker. Pembroke, 190. 

1650, Oct. 21, Samuel Sillesby, vice-president of Queou's Coll. Citubr., 

Registers of S' Autholiu, Loudon. 


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In the year 1(544. according to an old parchment register of Queen's I 
lege, " M r Sillesby (was) chosen Proctor for y* yeere ensuing, beginntofi next, by y* Consent of y* President and maior part of ' 
fellowes." The President aj this time was Edward Martin D.D. On 
ll tt day of Juno 1644 the Earl of Manchester, under the authority of 
Act of Parliament, appointed nine new fellows, to fill vacancies that 
been created in April. Among these new Fellows was Samuel Stilt 
Another was William Ames. We are iu formed that all these new Fella 
were from Emmanuel College, except John Hoarc and Samuel Glover, 
were from S 1 Catherine's Hall. Mr. Sillesby was then styled Matter 
Art. Ho also obtained the degree of B.D. 

His brother Thomas was entered at Queen's Coll. as a Pensioner! 
November 1644. Tutor Mr. Sillesby. BA. 1647-8. 

1 have not examined the Oxford records to find traces of him there. 
will is as follows: 

Memorandum that Thomas Sillbbbt of West Tburrock in the 
of Essex, deceased, on or about the eighth day of September 1 653 oca, j 
niter tad apeak these words following, or the like in effect, via 1 . I gire 
my brother Matthew Sillesby the moiety or one- half part of all my eat 
and I give unto my sister Bcthia Marten and her children the other m 
or half part of my estate; and my will is that mr said sister shall only 
the benefit and increase of the said moiety &c. during her natural life; 
after her decease that the same moiety Ac. be equally divided between 
two children, and that the same legacy given to my said sister and 
children shall remain in the hands of John Sandford Esq. to th« 
she to have the yearly use thereof during her life, for her more oomfor 
maintenance: and my will is that my said sister's husband, in regard oil 
ill husbandry, shall not receive or intermeddle with any part of the 
legacy given to my sister and her children: and I make and appoint 
brother Matthew Sillenby my sole executor and John Sandfor 
- 1 • - 1 1 1 1 \ -lion mj oreneen: whieh words, or the like in effect, he tin 
Thomas Sillesby uttered aud declared as and for his last will and 
nuncupative in the presence and hearing of the said Mr. John Sandford i 
Elualiet-h Dickens, whom the testator desired to take notice thereof. 

The above will was proved by M' Matthew Sillesby the sole 
who in the registered probate act is wrongly called son of the deceased. 


ti* the x th day of Jane in the xij tt yere of the reigne of o* Sau r aioe 
Queue K i/aliet.he- etc — Chadde Browne the sono of Arthur.- BrOI 
Mclcheborne in the Countie off Bedford yornan bathe pu I liimielf i»| 
w" Leon'd Omston of North'ton Carrier, ffrora the day off the rookie 
hereof unto the ende and terme off eijjhl vies. And Leon'd to him i 
quarter iiij 11 (sic). And it is farther agreed that after the vij yeros be 
the seide Chadde Browne shall s r ue the nip* yere as a Joreuyroan and 
that yeret sendee shall giue the saide Chadrle Browne ffyve marks 
tnony and doble appurrell for hollyday and workinge day. 

[The above name, well known to New England (renealoRiaU. ea 
as I was examining the book wherein Is contained the Enrolments of Inti" 
of Apprenticeship and Admissions to Freedom now preserved among the i 
of the town of Northampton. The Indentures of apprenticeship begin with I 
early years of the rcieu of Elizabeth: tli <■ Freedom begin , 

\mong the latter I found the following Interesting Items referring 1 
another well known name: — ] 

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1617-18 Egideui Corey, maulater, p concessiti colloquii admis*. fuit 
10 die Martii et solvit — x u . 

i entry had a cross against it on the margin, but the next year appeared 
following:— ] 

lGiy-19 Gyle* Corey tuaulstur, J? couceasd colloquii i adniiss. fuit xxij 
( Janoarii et tolvii — x u . 

considered It not a bad day's work when I found two snch names a* those, 
i aar nothing of others which 1 hope to present to the readers of BUj ui-an- 


liani 1!. WhiLtiirm' announced these discoveries in relation to Brown 

I Corejr, la n, March 9. In relation to the apprenticeship 

Chad Browne, he say* : •• The year Is A.D. 1570, and the apprentice was 

atie*« foorteen years old. il la well known that a Chad Browns came" to 

>n • iti 1888, in the ship Martha, when his oldest sou John was eight years 

thai he settled at Providence the same year; "that he and hit- son and 

son were successively elders in the Baptist church, and that the liberality 

hi* descendants in commemorated in Brown University. It is hardly probable 

the apprentice, Chad, was the emigrant, as he would have been over -evenly 

■ his son was born. Coincidence of names makes It highly probable that 

; apprentice woa father of the emigrant. As the general work of Bit. Ifsi 

tne Ku.urrm docs not allow of special searches, will not some of the 

of Brown contribute, the necessary funds to investigate the clue so 

Mr. Waters may do fur their found. lias done for Harvard." 

relation to the arlmlsaloa to freedom of QUes Corey, .Mr. Wliiiuione re- 

rc we seem to be on the track of the father of that -out-hearted 

of the Salem witchcraft. QUes, who was born about 1818." We tru.-t 

both does will be followed. — Emu ok.] 

Walter Light of Radway, within the parish of Hmwhopi 

Warwick, gentleman, 16 March J5l»U, proved Tl April 1697. 

is that my body shall be buried in the chancel of the parish church 

Radwaye aforesaid, near where my wile lieth, with such convenient 

shall seeiu good to my executor. 1 give to the mother ohurob 

ield twelve pence- I give towards the repair of the Dalfah '-him-h 

raye ten shillings and towards the repair of the church of Chad* 

ante three shillings fourpeuce- To the poor iu Kadwaye twenty *hillings, 

be distributed by the discretions of my well beloved friends Richard Hill, 

there, and my executor. Whereas my cousin Hubert W&shiugtou 

teih demand of divers things which he ssjtfa was given by hi* grand* 

"lex, in recompense and discharge- thereof and of my hirther good will I 

to biui tuu pounds, to be paid within one year next after my decease. 

unto Christopher Washington my kiusinun five pounds, to be paid to 

riihm one year after my decease, as before. To my kiusuiau William 

faahingiou live pounds, tu be paid iu like sort. To Thomas Washington 

By kinsman live pounds, to be paid at his age of twenty and one years. To 

ay Wakelyu. my kinswoman, seven pounds, to be paid to her within one 

after my decease. To Ursula Adcucke, my kinswoman, ten pounds, 

be paid in like sort and manner. To Waller iSicliolls my godson five 

to be paid to him when be shall come to the uge of tweuty and one 

1 do forgive Thomas Savadge, my kinsman, of Kyuetoo, all such 

i as be doth owe mo either by bill, bond or otherwise. 1 do give to all 

rants that shall fortune to serve in house with me at the time of my 

i as well men servants as maid servants, to every of them three 

illings four pence, to be paid to them at the end of their term. Further* 

ore I do give to every of my god children three shillings four pence. 


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Moreover where** I have taken npon me to be executor onto my i 
"Mr. Chrixtophcr Light and have executed the ume till this time, by 
whereof there are divers sum* of money come into my band* more I 
laid out, to the value of one hundred and fifty |*»uud* or the 
which said sum there is ten pounds in the hands of Air. Edward 
which I delivered to John K borne and have no writing to show 
ume, now my will is thai if Richard Lighte, son of the sai --^ er ' 

to wham if he shall live to the age of twenty and one years I an 
accompte of the said money, do accept and allow of all such bills, recko '^Zm 
and charges, as well about his pretended wardship as other wise, as I f^-* 
left in writing and is true that I have paid, and do accept of the sauf s^, 
which shall appear by those reckonings to be doe unto him in full disehk*. 
of all things to him by me dne or payable or which I may be chars; 
as executor unto his father, without and contrariety or suit in law 
my executor or executors, whomsoever they shall be, and do lawfully so 
sufficiently by his deed in writing discharge and acquit my said exe 
U I >.'xccutors of and from all debts, "riuetics" and demands vs 
due by me unto him the day of my decease, then I do, of my own free 
give and bequeath unto my said kinsman Richard Light all such plate ' 
came and yet is in my hands which wan his said fathers, and alao su< 
linen* which be in a coffer in my house at this present, which were 
fathers, if he live to the said age of twenty aud one years, then and 
performance of the premisses to mine executors according to this my 
to be delivered to him aud not otherwise. But if he shall contend in law \ 
not accept of the said sum, as before, or refuse to allow of such bills 
reckonings as my said executor or executors shall offer unlo him, or not I 
Unto him or them such discharge as is afore said, or if he shall die 
his said ago of twenty and oue years, then my will Ls that the whole le_ 
or legacies to him by me given as aforesaid shall be utterly void and 
validity . 

And alito whereas my kiusmaii I.mrrence Washington hath procured i 
gotten administration, after the decea»e of his brother Walter W 
of the goods aud chattels which were his said brothers, so that it u 
doubtful what the Law will determine of two leases of the farm in ItadwsJ 
(wherein I now dwell) the state whereof w:ib in the said Walter Wi 
ingtou at the time of his decease, which leases in truth I always did 
aud intend that he the said Walter and his wife and children ah 
and enjoy, by means whereof I rest uncertain what to give to my daai 
Alice Washington the late wife of tlm said Walter Washington and to 
two children John aud Katherine Washington until the matter be d< 
either by law or other ways who shall have the said leases. Wherefore 
do by this my last will and testament give and commit all my goods a 
chattels whatsoever to my well beloved friend John Murden oi 
the County of Warwick, who is natural lather to my said daughter Alie 
Washington and grandfather to the said children, to the end aud intent 
when it is determined either by law or other ways what will become of 
Said two leases that theu the said John Murden shall make such 
button, as well of the said leases as of all my other said goods aud cbatt 
and other things aforesaid, my debts and legacies being discharged, betwe 
my said daughter Alice and her children, according to the discretion of 
said John Murden; which I mean shall be in discharge of certain covens 
and agreements which were made between me the said Walter Lighte a 
the said John Murden ut the marriage of his daughter unto my kiusm 

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*V\~u«hinglani And of this my hat wifl mi led uaeol I do oou- 

* ^"*»d task' id John Harden my sole executor and my 

.^*' nsin George Warner and my very good neighbor and fiiend 

d**"* Ailltuy overseers. And T give to either of them forty shillings. 

Cobhnm, 33. 
^W family of Lljjht were anrp^tor* of our Waslilnet.m. I irivc the fol- 
"^Bhstracta of wills which I have gathered from time Ul time. I< 
| irtuniiy by calling renewed attention bo the i 
l J*Wd ia»i- • irrec of Washington presented by me in 1889. Robert 

ire married flrst, Elizabeth, daughter of Walter ininl nut Robert) I.i 

III m:v I' \V LTKS8.] 

TiMuij Light of Horley in Ox fbrdshiro 6 January 1520, proved 30 
pMn 1520. My body to be buried in the church of .S' Awdroj in Hot- 

" liigb altar of the tame church, for my tvthei DCgUganU] for- 

^^■B. six shillings eight pence. 1" the same church a cope and a pair of 

I will have a priest singing in tlie HBU (thnrak 

for me two years uext ensuing for Lbs NVelth (ate) ofay Mm] and Christen 

It. I will thai there be bought at London a great marble stone to lie 

me and my wife both after her decease, and therein to lie graven 1 and 

' bran with all our children. To tin- mother church of Lincoln 

shilling* four pence. To the church of Ilornton three shillings four 

To' oe shillings fourptaoB, To the church 

Iway three shillings four pence. To Thomas Blencow and JoeOfl mv 

iter six pounds thirteen shillings four pence. To every one of their 

ten sheep. To John Warner and Anne mv daughter six pounds 

Kings four pence. To every one of their children ten sheep. 

Master William Pargetour my Curate, to pray for me, six shillings 
gbl pence. I wollu («/<•) that John Parsons, an old servant "I mine, that 

1 remain still servant with my wife and my son Christofer, and after that 
no longer able to do service I will that he remain still in my hone 

have i drink, or else six pence a week as long as he Uretl 

at his pleasure. I will that Agnes Wardeu, an old woman iu my 
be ordered after the same manner as John Parsons. To Joone 
l maid servant of mine, six shillings eight pence. To Thomas 
and his wife of Horueton ten shillings. To every of my god- 
one sheep. To Richard Mull my godchild ten sheep. I make 
executors my wife Ague* Lyght and my son Christopher Lyght. I 
i overseers Thomas Ulencowe and William Malle of Adderbery. I be- 
lieoowe {lie) for bis labor in thin came twenty ihillings. 
ii Hall oilier twenty -hillings and my best gown. All the rest of 
Dot i< "pmathed. my debts paid, and also the lease and occupying 
ara that be to come, and of all the pastures ami other 
hat I have within the Lordship of Halse within the County of 
lhamptou I will that my wife and my koii Chriatofer have tliem and 
Lhasa jointly together, to the use of them both, as long as my said 
d alter to decease of my wife I will that my son Christofer 
ben and ii ispose for both our souls after hia discretion. 

urate and Vicar there ul llorlev a witness. 



Light, widow, of the parish of S 1 Lawrence Marston, 20 Novem- 

OVed 16 December 1523. My body to be buried in the church 

Law*' 'ton. To the mother church of Lincoln four pence. 

b ••( Lawrence Marston for my 4i leyston " and to the reparation 

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of the church twenty shillings. To the church of Horn ton six 
eight pence. To every one of my godchildren that he not married a 
To every one of my "childcrs. childern " four sheep. To two chih 
William Malic, every one, four sheep, and to hi9 daughter a 001 
Agnes Lyght my daughter my red saye cloth. To Thomas Lyght m 
chest. To Margaret Blcnckown (certain household effects) and a cot 
Julian Malle, daughter to William Malle, and to Kllynnr Warner 
hold effects). To the son of William Mai lea wife four sheep. To 1 
Burton vicar of Horlcy six shillings eight pence, to pray for my sr, 
my husband's soul in hia "bedroll." Thomas Brynknell Doctor of I) 
overseer of this my will, to have to the profit of S' John's of Bantu 
shillings eight pence And four sheep. The residue of my goods to 1 
Blenrkowc and William Mnllc. the which I have ordained and mi 
executors, that they dispose them after their will for the wealth of n 
Edmunde Pargy tor, priest, one of the witnesses. Bodielde 

Christokeb Ltghtk 28 March 154G, proved 9 November 15H 
body to he buried in the parish church of Horley, if it be my chance 
there, as near to my father's grave as may be conveniently. To tl: 
altar of the same church, for my tythes negligently forgotten, twelve 
Towards the reparations of lbs laid church forty shillings. '• Item 
that every christian creature w"'in line I'.irmbe of Horley and euer 
man wooman and child* thai doths bhethttf resort© at the day of my 
haue encry of theyme ij d to pnty for my soule. and euery prist© thn 
my buriall to haue v-iii"* ami hi* Dvnner." "Item 1 will to haue a ( 
celebrate tod (0 pray for my soule, for the soules of my Bather and i 
BUM a»'d Agnes, and other my freendM ami Ibr Xpen soules Uiei 
One hole yere and ( t hi* stipend© v" vi" viij*." I will that < 

fer Lighte my son have my whole manor of Horneton and my Ian 
called Avenettes, Little Horneton and Waralles &c with proviso l 
grant to his brother Waller aud his heirs male one annuity of five 
sterling to be paid yearly out of the said manor of Horneton. T 
Otaristoto to have more, my moiety of the manor of Horley J 
lands appertaining, within the towns and fields of Horley atid ifc 
1 give to Walter Lighte my son my hoOM St Sal ton's corner wit 
town of Horley that William Peter DOW dwelleth in, to have and 
to him ami hi* heirs male forever. I give to Thomas Light mv SOD 
lands and tenement.* in Banbery and in Banbery parish, to him 
heirs male forever. Provision for entailing. To Christopher my ! 
the manor of Horley, my lease of the parsonage of Horley aud m< 
of Weesoolte (also called Weseotte) and Knight Hardwick, with 
that he keep for the use of his mother, during the tttM of .Mr. Co 
lease of Weseotte and Hardwick, three score wether sheep in the I 
Horley and Horneton aud twenty ewes and twenty hog sheep in \ 
and six kyne "other " at Westcottc or in Horley field and a nag. to 
as he keepeth his own, certain household stuff to the sons and to 
Pargetour and Johan Savage. Aud I will that both my dnughte 
each of them a cow and twenty couples " so that I soparte this wo 
twene carrying tyme and gammas." To a poor child called Thoma 
six pounds thirteen shillings four pence, lo certain others and to i 
in the house and to godchildren. I will that Mr. Crocker have i 
ring. I will that my brother Nicholas Woodwarde of London ha' 
remembrance five gilt apoous which he hath la hU own keepinj 

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no mj sons Christopher Ligbte and Walter Lighte whom I make 
lieculoK, willing and desiring my brother Robert 1'argetor and my 
i Person Box to be overseers &e., and I give them for their pains aud 
tio to doing three pounds six shillings eight pence. 
■•of the wituesses was John Crocker gen 1 . Alon, 19. 

e following pedigree of this family Is taken from the Visitation of Oxford- 
• (Usrlelan Hoc. Pub.) p. 141. 

flu - 

Tliumu Light of llorl---=Agu-i 
in Coin. Oxon. I 

CJirt«totili-t Uic>il of Hi»floj=Elli»twlli d»ur. of H-nr- Ww4« of 
fu I'om.Uxon. 

flllrrion in Com. Wnrr. yeoro-n. 


Oirltu>i>J»«rr=Elli«b»th d» 
Lleht- of Ui Ttior-ni 
H. ,.. j Dale of 

London g*n\ 

Johanna mar. to Henry Singt 

of Kynlon Id Cum. Warr.ttfler 

Bo Jobs Rswfordaof tnwuii 

In Com. Wnrr. 


Afllf to Will* 
lUr-i-cor uf 
tlh In 
Com. .N 

Bilieiiune of God Amen I Maktua Haywakd of the Couuty of Stuf- 
fing sick and weak of body but of perfect sence and memoi 13 . thanks 
i"m to God therefor Doe make and ordaine this my last Will &. Teste* 

B ? fi 'give aud bequeath my Soul to God and my body to the Earth 

1 in Chrhuiunlike aud Decent manner att the disposition of my 

*fcr«after named and an for what worldly Estate it hath pleased God 

*• -ne w* all I give devise and dispose of ia the following manner & 

I give and bequeath unto my two cousins John and Augustine the 

**? coz" Lawrence Washington of Westmoreland County one negroe 

' "--nied Anne and her future increase and in case of their deaths 

k^y come of age then 1 give thu a' 1 negroe to the afores 11 Lawrence 

'8*011 & his heirs forever. 

*■ Rive unto my cozen Lawrence Washington son of M* John Wnsh- 
'* ^V..-[inorelaud Couuty one uinllalto girle named Suka to him aud 
1 forever. 

• e and bequeath unto my cozen John Washington son of the 
MTaabinglon of Westmoreland county one mallatto Girle named 
'»«iri and his heirs forei 
* give and bequeath my coxeu Nathaniel Washington, son of the 


Washington one Negroe boy named John to him & his heirs 

*ud bequeath unto my Coz" Hen : Washington son of tin- said John 
6<ou oue . negroe boy named George William to him & his heira 

• * give and bequeath unto my kinsman M r John Washington of 
tatty one negroe woman named Petty and her future Increase 
* give ai sth unto my kinsman IF Rich - fibot two thousands 

7-*»eco to him & hia heirs for ever. 

"•amy will & desire that my Ex ,r * w" 1 all oonven' speed after my 

*^doe procure and purchase for each of my two sisters in Law viz* 

^iugend Sarah Todd a servant man or woman as they or either [of] 

*«•!! both like haveing att least four or five years to serve w at I doe 

w -hem and their heirs forever. 


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Item I give and bequeath to my af ores'* cozins the sods of my 
cos" Lawrence ami John Wellington of Westmoreland County to Kadi i 
them a feather bedd and furniture to them ami their lieira forever. 

■ it is my will tad desire the :< with all Conveu 1 speed 

10 l.i I id to my Eldest sister It* BUMbeth Rumbold a Tuntio of 
weight of Tobaooi. A tlie same I give to her and her heira forever. 
id it is my desire that my add Executors Doe likewise take 
send for I .1 to my other sister M" Marg' Gal hut [Talbtit ? I a To 

of good weight of Tobbacco which I give to her and her and her[«c] 

li.-ni I give and bequeath unto M' W" Pruckuer [?] of the I 
York my gold sign 

Item I give and bequeath unto Ca p ' Law: Washington and hU wife, 
John V, h [■•. \I John Washington i 

md his wife, Mary Km;'. Sarah Todd IM 31 j 
■ley, eacli of them a gold of twenty shillings piece To be pr 
with all Conveu' speed after my decease. 

Item I give ■ >th unto Samuel Todd son of Wra. Todd a be 

about three years old. 

Lastly after all my just Debts are p d all the rest of my Estate 

i wheresoever I doe give and bequeath unto Cap' Lawr 
Washington. M' John Washington of Westmoreland County, & M r Jfli 
Washington ..i Btofibrd County to be Equal l[y] Divided between 
ami I d06 hereby [ ] Constitute and ordaiue the afores 4 Lawr 

ii & John Washington of Weslmoi 
my bust will As Testament. In Witoeaee whereof I have hereunto sett I 
bud ami & ffixed in. j of May atinoq* Dorai I 

Maktiia Haywj 

Signed, coaled and delivered in the preseuce of us: Geo. Weed 

Kelly, Sarah X Powell, her iii:irke. JoUO Pike. 

d and Reworded the 8 th of December, 1697. 
Vn.1 o.,pia Teste 

J. Periv 

D. C* Cur. Com. Stafford. 

[The above will of Martini Hayward. sister of John Washing!.. 
grnnt ancestor of President Washington, was found among tha Wasou*. 
MS*, in " ■ Elates Department of Stat--, l>j Mr WorthiuBton C 

Brooklyn, N v.. whocommoni- it"i It to the Sew JTort Xaiton in :. 
IMS, which appeared in tl ■ Nov. ir. 1898. Mr V 

rt ii in-.- ol will as evidence In favor of Mr. Ws 
rj ••! iin i no rtrj ol Weshlsgtoa. 
In: Dec. 22, 1X92, appears a letter from Mr. F 

lbl. In which h> quotes from Bcoiniuunlcation to him bj Mr. Waters, as foil" 
•• It i* certainly (apart from its great value for the light it thrown upon 
American family) the greatest discovery Hint has linen made itnee 1 foOM 
ii ujion which my theory of the solution of the Wa-i 
. ..-. :-.. the i; connections) to chiefly fonntl 
"Thai theory undertook two tasks: llrst, to identify the Virginians. JeM 
Lawrence Washington, with the eldest sons of Lawrence and v iph 
ingtou, named In the will of Andrew Knowllng of Ti to 

Lawrence, the husband of Amphlllisand father of the Vlrglanians. with I 
the Fellow of Braaenose College and Hector <>f Purlelgh. 
' was published wi did noi there was any 

show Hi.; the parson of Purlcign was married. I'robably (as It appears) 
terknew; bnt, if so, Ma knowledge died with him. Theu Mr. Coo 1 
looking up documents referred to In Chester's MSS., came upon evidence m 


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Ilsbed the fart that Lawrence Washington of Purlclgh had a wife living a* 

tin- latter part of September, It;i:t. Aft. m 
urial of Mr. Lawrence Washington at Maldon (the data bring ji-i at 
ill mu undoubtedly the burial of Lawrence ol Pnrlelgh, who 
d been holding a poor and miserable living a few miles Iron Maldon, to 
ere was do parsonage att.trh.d. He whs, therefore, In all probability mi 
i his headquarters. With tlMM new facta it Beamed n lent that in 

n theway of c -ventiially >r..i.i ishing a complete panr ween 

On Hie MM aide »i had Lawrence, the husband of Amphilli*. un- 
mhtedly M A., in all probability a clergyman, n i>ably in 1638 (If wo 

»t judge from the age of his eldest son), deceased between 1G.S0 and 1 11/5.1 ; on 
i , Lawrence ami I'urlcigh, M.A.. a clergyman, married probably in 
83. when he gan Fellowship, and dead in L668. 

"In addition, I was able to provi tauten tins conaectloi between Lawrence 

and his family and Trlng and Middle ClsydOB, the 
Bphllll* and her brother. Then the negative testimony was Of CKmeadoOJ 
llae. Not another Lawrence, with all onr searching, could be found, ezoept 
K Purlcigu man. who cuuM meet the conditions; uud now more than throe 
•rs hare elapsed, and we can still make the same assertion. M.A's do not 
WW on every bush. li of Oxford lavr hern rail «nc ked, und we can 

loooonce It Impossible to flud there another Law i. n. . Wohlngton, \i. \. other 
ian the parson of Pnrlelgh); and those at Cambridge have been BO well ex- 
Dined that we can declare it altogether improbable that one wilLhc found then'. 
ad nowhere else can we look for that other Lawrence Washington, M.A In 
vs no other — no you may Imagine I fell quite tare timt whatever 
urn np would be in confirmation of my theory, or certainly not 

v' the case of that sister of the two brothers In Virginia. We did not 
Bow what her name was until the will of her brother John vriu brought to 
|lii According to my theory, she moat hare borue one of three names— Ellza- 

icr, then the worse for my tbaory. Wo 

that Win iimt abe mu Martha, who. according to ny tbeorr, was 

rof John, and he. as the youthful head of the orphaned family, 

••Id br likely to aaaUt his -isti-r. Then came your di i that 

Iter written la 1*>!K* by John W:. ot Stafford Co., referring to an Aunt 

pward. of course, this must be that Martha whom we bare been dlM-nssing. 

mes yonr last d Ingna that this Aunt. Howard (or Unwind, 

:- that Martha Washington, the youngest sister 

t the two Virginians. And she mentions sisters In England. Here would be 

lather danger to my theory if that had been a weak one. That theory 

Modal that Martha's sinters should, be two in number, and named Buxabetfa and 

lirgir the obliging way in which Mr«. 1 hi ward anva • my eicfe«tsUtcr. 

id • my other slater, Margaret.' and the married name of the eldest 

E climax. The naming of Mrs. Kli/ Unmbolrt dim 
Has keystone of the arch we have been l>un. rely binding lb 

together. When we And Mrs. Mewce, the known slater of LawTence of 
-i«lglV, ■ lubold • m lee.' anil Martha Howard, the slater of John 

4 L* flnla, calling her "sister,' we can no longer doubt 

c Washington, Un ifpurlelgh." 

r of the RitGiriTHt tnists that farther evidence bearing on this enb- 
! will tie found in England or in this country. J 

>KX Bbeweb citizen and grocer of London i September 1631, proved 

ay 163G. I do will that after my decease my body bo buried without 

ng apparel or gowna given to nny but those of mine own housc- 

I"n Dlj dearly beloved father Thomas Brewer eight pounds yearly 

sry year so long aa he shall happen to live, after my decease (payable 

prlv). I do will and bequeath unto my son John Brewer my plants* 

in Virginia called Mawley Hundred ah Bruers Borough, only the third 

ile thereof arising during the life of Mary my wife I do give 

to ber, as alao the third part of all my goods and chattels besides which 

unto ber by the custom of the City of London. To my son 

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Roger Brewer and my daughter Margaret Hi-ewer forty pounds apiece, ; 

.;, or murrioge or age nf one and twenty. To my brother "~ 
Brewer forty shilling and to each nf his children tea shillings, in one m 
after my demise. The residue to my said three children .John. Soger 
Margaret, to be equally divided between them, and I make them eat 
but as they are now young and not able of themselves to manage and 
pose of BOH things that belong unto them I do hereby authorize aad 
Bin dearly Moved wife. -Mary Brewer, and my loving unde cloihworkor of London, not only overseen 
also full and absolute guardians unto my said children. If my son Jo 

:i to die l>efore he attain the age of twenty and one years then 
plantation to EQ unto ray son Roger and his heirs forever. Aud if 
my snid sons happen to die liefore they attain the age of twenty and 
jam then my said plantation to descend half to my daughter Margaret i 
half to my wife. To each of the said guardians forty shillings to buy 
of them a ring for a remembrance of me. 

Administration was granted to the widow Mary Brewer alt Butler. 
testator being said to have lately died in Virginia. Dole, 66. 

■ of Dorchester, Dorset, merchant, 29 March I6fi 
2H M:iy 1659. 1 give and bequeath unto my trusty and loving 
Cole *>* hundred poundl, she to give bond for repayment of one hue 
pounds to be equal I amongst my younger children in case 

mi i > again. To said wife all my household stutF and u lentils of 
In. I I. To my eldest son, John Cole, and his heirs all that my 
real estate lying and being in New Knglnud in America and all- 
ot' live hundred pound* in money, with whit I have already given 
toward* the HUM therein included. Aud I give unto my said sou all 

study of hooks. Io i-:iKf hi: reunion ' >ght in the Said land* 

eighteen motitli- after my decease, thi D to enjoy his equal jxart and 
in ill tin- residue of the said estate with my younger children, over 
aimve the said five hundred pounds. I give all my other estate U 
its, debts, bills, bonds, accompta, goods of merchandize and 
•rhaOHMVer unto my younger sons, George, Stephen, Jacob ami Sjl 
awl lo m\ loin daughters, Klianor. Anne. Mar 1 , ah Cole, >ol 

equallj divided amongst all, except my son George Cole, wh >. my wi'.l i 
■hal] hare one fa indred i than my otheryounger children in 

ol" the money* already bestowed with him in Apprenticeship. My will i 
desire is that the bouse for which I have lately contracted in this town 
forthwith paid for out of my said estate last before mentioned (I 
sums of six hundred pounds and five hundred pounds before devised 
first satisfied ). My wife shall hold and enjoy the said house for aud da 
her natural life and the reversion I give to my said son John and his 
he paying (after the decease of my wife) one hundred pounds to my yc 
children &c Wife Anne and son John to be executors, and frien 
John Bnshead the elder, Mr. John Heysorue, Master Dawbeoy Wil 
and .Master Erasmus Baker overseers. To the poor of St. Ti nity peri 
five pounds and live pounds to the poor of St, Peters and All Saints- 
plot of gardeu mentioned as near the Guildhall. Elinor Cole oue of 
witnesses. Pell. 

Sir Pbtbb Colleton of the parish of St. James, Middlesex. Bar*. I 
January 1693-4, proved 2-i April 1634. My body lo be decently burii 


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!»out pomp or aolemnity and to be to the grave by my own 

inly. To my ton John :i!l my manors, lands, tenement* And Inredi- 

aent* Ac. in England, and my lands, tenements aud plantations la the 

of Barbados and in Carolina, and my eighth pari or nhare of llio 

kvince of Carolina, with all its dominions, royalties and jurisdiction*, to 

re and to hold to him and the heirs of his body, lawfully begotten, iriun 

thai] come to the age one tod twenty years. In the. menu lime my h»v- 

ln-r iit law Col. John Lealie of the Island of Barbados and Kailn-riue 

Q my daughter and Mr. William Thornhurgh of Loudon, in 

such of them as shall be within the Kingdom nf Kuglaud at the tilM of 

death, shall have the guardianship, care and tuition of the said John 

tton and shall receive the rents, issues and profit! oi tin- premisses till 

come to the age of one and twenty years; and I appoint ill 

., in trust for the sole use and benefit of the said John, until he shall 

rive at the age aforesaid, when he shall be my only executor. If he 

auld die without issue before then I leave all my lands &c. in England 

i to my brother James Colleton and tbo heirs male of his body 

lly begotten. To my daughter Katherine Colleton uue thousand 

1<U and my Tally for three hundred pound.-, lent In me and paid into 

Majesties' Exchequer in the name of the said Katherine and m] -ham 

hereof by rirtue oi an Act of Parliament made in the fourth 

of their Majesties' reign entitled au Act for granting to their Majesties 

sin rates and duties of Excise upon Beer, Ale and other liqo.01 

ertain Kecompencea and Advantage*, in the said Act mentioned, 

persons as should voluntarily advance the sum of ten hundred 

. uuda towards carrying on the War against France. To Anno 

l, m; . fifteen bundled pounds at one and twenty 

fday of marriage, and fifty pounds a year in half yearly payments. To 

natural son, a rent charge of thirty pounds I ft I 

rly payments ont of my lands and tenemonts in the County and City 

Eton. To Elizabeth John* u daiighl t oi William Johnson ami I 

Johnson, heretofore my wifo one thousand pounds. To Barbara 

ue hundred pounds in four months after my decease. If the said 

die without issue (lawful) before coming to the age of 

n all inv personal estate shall be equally divided between mv 

i daughters Katherine Colleton and Ann Colleton aud the said Eli/ bbeU) 

And in such case, and not otherwise, I givo to tho said Charles 

three h nmb ■ I pounds. If the said John die without lawful i-»ue 

• before coming to age and the said James die without lawful issue male 

u all my real estate shall come (o my right heirs Sic. Anl'n 

fcldfin of the Middle Temple, Esq., and John Hothershall of Guiddy Hall, 

■ford. Essex, Esq. to be overseers. The sou proved the Will 81 .l.m- 

Box, :•-*. 

raRD Collingtos of St. Saviour's, Southwark, Surrey, joiner. 24 
1659. proved 27 July 1660. To my loving wife Perriu Colliug- 
the lease of my house, with all the profit* thereof, during the term not 
: expired, if she shall so long live or continue a widow. In case i 

or death before the expiration of said lease it shall go to my 
I. Edward Brookes, if then living, if not then to his sister Sarah. 
rive to my daughter Sarah ten pounds, in twelve months after my de- 
To her eldest daughter, called Sarah, ten pouuds either at day of 
je or at twenty four years of age. 


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Item — I give unto my daughter Isabell in New England ten pounds, 
is to say five shilling* unto my daughter Isabel! and nine pounds 
shillings the remainder of ibe ten pounds, to be divided amongst her d»i! 
dreo. I give to my cousin Mary CoHington five pounds, in a twelve mont r 
To my coming William and Sarah Codington ten shilling apiece in a y« 
In case my cousin Mary die before the year be expired the fi*e poor 
given unto her shall be equally divided between my un : 

Sarah, and in case the said William aud Sarah die then it shall go to 
brother Robert Collington and his wife. To my said brotlor>ert a« 
his wife five "hillings each. I make my wife Pen-in I i whole 

sole executrix and my friends Mr. George Ewer and 
overseers. Nal 

William Git kooky, of the town and County of Nottingham get 
Juno 1G60, proved 5 February ltiJl. 1 give and bequeath unto Gt 
Gregory. m\ grandchild, eldest sou of my aon John (ti-.^tv, all those! 
three Water Cora mills, two houses or tenements, eight crofu, tofts, clc 
or pingles and oleveu acres of land arable, meadow or pasture, be die 
more or less, to the said mills or tenements belonging, which I purchi 
wiili the said mills, situate &c in Leutou and Radford in the County 
Nottingham: and all my tythes or tenths of hay Ac. in the fields ai 
ritoriis of Lenton and Radford &c, to Uie said George Gregory and 

male of his body lawfully begotten and to bo begotten, and for 
of such issue to Philip Gregory, second ton of the said John, remainder 
Francis Gregory, third son, then to Edward Gregory, fourth sod ami 
to my right Mini To Philip ull my fourteen selions or leyes of 
or pasture ground, containing by estimation seven acre- :<mn 

Notts, aforesaid at or upon a place there called the little Rye Hills and 
close of five acres I purchased of John Hey wood, in the town of Netting 
ham aforesaid, near a place called St. Anne Well, to the said Philip 
(MO to Francis then Edward aud lastly to my right heirs. I give to mj 
brother Henry Gregory twenty marks if he live six months after my d« 
cease, and la every child of his body lawfully begotten (except my 
Perry, his daughter) that shall he living at thu end of six months after I 
decease, five pounds, to he paid within twelve months after my de 
I aleo i' H'qucalh the sum of four pounds to be pain 

the charges of fetchiug of the said legacies, given as aforesaid uuto oj 
said brother Henry and his children, j now, os I am inform* 

in the parts beyond the seas cs [led New England. I give and bequeath 
my said Cousin Perric, my said brother Henry's daughter, the sum of 
pounds, to 1ms puid within six months after my decease. To my broths* 
John Gregory, if living six months next after my decease, fifteen peon 
To Philip Gregory, Francis Gregory. Edward Gregory, Elizabeth Gr 
and Anne Gregory, children of my said son John, to every of tbem 
hundred pounds, as thoy attain to thoir several ages of eighteen years. 
each of the children of my nephew John Gregory twenty shillings, 
months after my decease. To Elizabeth the wife of my said son Jo 
Gregory and to my said son Francis Gregory and Anne his wife, to ere 
of them twenty shillings in six months &c. to buy each of them a goti 
ring. To my cousin William liaylye of Grimston, in the County of i 
tor, three pounds and ten shillings and to every one of his children 
shillings eight peuce in three months &c. To James Chadwick Esq. ao 
to my hrother Alderman James to either of them a piece of gold of twentj 


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two shillings, in six months &c. to buy either of them a gold ring* To 
honored friunds Col. Francis Pierre- pouL Esq. and OoL John Ilni.liin- 
Esq.. iu six mouths <&c, forty shillings each, to buy either of them a 
To iuy much esteemed good friend Huntington I'iumptree Baa* 
six a .. a piece of gold of twenty two shillings to buy him a gold 

1 my loving frieuds Nicholas Ctiarletou Esq., John fthfOa 
FhunsCCedegcu'. and to my god daughter Mary Edge, in six mouths 
twenty shillings iipiece to buy each of them a gold riug. To Mr. 
'alter Edge ami M" Edge his wife and to Mr. liandolphe Miller, William 
M>. Adam Jackson aud Jobn Jackson, iu six mouths &c. leu shillings 
To Thomas Widosou leu shillings. The rest of my lauds to my 
Aiiue. The residue of my goods dc to my sou John whom I con.-, li- 
te sole executor. Bowyer, SO. 

Valknti.m- LtmwtLLof Well- in S,)in.TM-t. -J June, 9 lh of Jamc*. pioved 

1628. 1.. St. Andrews Cathedral of Welles twelve pence. To 

i poor |*ople of St. Cutberta in Welles three shilling and four. To my 

I Thomas twenty pound year, my best bad, "lib the OOVOTUMj 

blankets thereunto belonging, my best braseu crock, my best 

of brass, three plat tern, three pomogen Mid three NMCOn "l "I 

cks of copper. To Bllinor my daughter one little 
called a kkvllut of bras*, one pottenyer, on,- »aueer and candlestick 
in money. The residue ol my goods, chattel* and debt* 
[|i»e ■ -.nan my wife, whom I make iu\ mhi am) whole executrix. 

as Jenkins the elder, Thomas Jenkieus, William Jenkins, 
Pi 'i;!en. Sw aim, 49. 

Thomas Ludwbll of Bruton in Somerset, gen', 10 November 1676, 
17 January lt'/7s. The whole interest of all the money I am pos- 
i London to be paid to my dear mother during her natural life, 
wo hundred pounds sterling out of the principal, to be paid to 
dear friend Mrs. Margaret Hayes of Hallyport, near Maidenhead, and 
i legacies following, rh' to M' .lames Mayes of Hallyport (60 pounds, 
hi Jefferyes, Mr. Edward Leman and Mr. John Browne (my 
■tors in trass) to each of thorn ten pounds, and to the poor of Bl 

After the decease of my mother the principal sum shall be 
ided between my four Misters, Mary, Margaret, Sarah and .lane, 
give milo my b Philip Ludvvell and to his heirs forever all my 

land other estate, iu Virginia. l( be die before me. then I give all my 
ginia to hi* son Philip and my personal estate to be equally 
between him and his sister Jane, except thirty pounds sterling which 
[ order to be paid to the Vestry of Bruton Parish in Virginia, to be em- 
towards the building a church; and I do appoint Major Theophilus 
Capt. Thomas Thorp ami Mr. Henry Ilartwcll my executors in trust 
i part of my will, giving each of them, out of tbat estate, livo 

King, 7. 

I.i t»well of Brewton in Somerset, mercer. 16 November 1678, 

it i 1678. Have settled upon wife the tenement wbereiu 

•ailed Boner's tenement, with two pieces of meadow lately If. 

o it- in Brewton, and the tenement in Stoke Ilollwny, in the 
mty aforesaid, which I bold ol Sir Sicpheu Fox. My wife to enjoy all 
for lite, the remainder being settled ou eldest sou Hubert. I DOtD 
appoint my brother John Ludwcll of Wadham College in Oxford, 


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Doctor of Physick, and my brother Thomas Ludwell the executors of 
my hut will and testament. To my son James Ludwell all such estab 
I havo or claim, after the decease of my mother, of and in two grounds i 
Brewton, the one called School House Close and the other Bye A 
son Jamea to hold them when he shall attain the age of one and ti 
To son John three acres in the North Field of Brew ton at his age of 
and twenty, and all such benefit and advantage that may happen uuiu 
from any of the estate of my brother Thomas Lud troll by the will of 
father. To son Lewis Ludwcil two hundred and fifty pounds at one 
twenty, and all the benefit &c. that may happen unto me from any estate* 
my brother John Ludwell by the will of my father. To my dao|" 
Christian Ludwell two huudred pounds at one and twenty or day of 
riage. A similar bequest to daughter Mary. A broad twenty 
piece of gold to each child. To brother Thomas Ludwell my black , 
and hair camlet cloak. To brother in taw James Albyn my best hat if 
please to accept it- King, 30. 

Christian Ludwell of Brewton in Somerset, widow, 24 April II 
proved 19 February 1695. All the personal estate dec. either of mine oi 
or my late husband's Robert Ludwell properly belongs to my six childr 
by virtue of their father's last Will &c and I give them all my right, 
and interest etc. and appoint my brothers iu law John Ludwell of Oxf 
Doctor of Physick, and Thomas Ludwell of Brewton, mercer, my exi 
tors. I give to my daughters Christian and Mary Ludwell all my rii 
and wearing apparel. Bond, 16. 

Acgustjn Lyndon, late of Boston in New England and now of; 
parish of St. Paul, Shadwell, Middlesex, shipwright, 10 April 1699, 
29 August 1 699. To my beloved son Josias Lyndon, now or late of 
Island in New England, and to the heirs of his body forever all those 
and proportions of my house and lauds near the Town Dock iu Boston 
New Hngland which I bought of John Scotto and Mahittabell tm sill 
and all other of my estate iu New England. To Anne Bellamy, for life, i 
tenement in Plough St., St. Mary Whitcchapel, now iu possession of 
Sparke. she paying the ground rent of fifty shilling* per annum ; afterws 
to my cousin John Johnson, joiner. To him also all my messuages Ac i 
St. Mary Whitechapcl, provided if my son Josias or my graudson 
Lyndon come over at any time the said John shall pay my said *oi»< 
grandson twelve pounds for clothing him and paying his passage back i 
John Johnson to be sole executor. PeU, 138. 

Grack the now wife of John Tyler of Colchester, Essex, 
weaver, 24 May 1617, proved 19 July 1647. All that my copyhold 
suogi nt given me in and by the lost will and testament of Js 

Allium, hue of Dennington in the County of Suffolk, carpenter 
husband deceased, together with all and singular the lands, meadows, 
tnres and feedings thereunto belonging dec, shall be sold within ono wl 
year next after my decease by mine executors dec., together with Bk 
Aldous of Winkfield, Suffolk, yeoman &c. as express! in the will of 
said late hushuml, and the moiety of the money raised by such sale shall > 
disposed of as follows: — To Sanina Mousar, my sister, ten poondi wit 
oiiB nooth after said Bale. All the residue of the Haiti I the 

so raised shall then bo put out and improved for the benefit and uouit 
of my suid husband John Tyler during his natural life, and the profits 

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to him every half year. After Lis decease I give oil i IM of 

a iil itit»:i-v tig follows, viz' to my sister Elizabeth Brork of Dedham in 
'<"g!n.ti<l five MftDdl within a half year after the decease of my aaid 
mil to John Brock, Kliznbeth Brockc ami Anne Brodi, the chil- 
[>f rny said sister Elizabv tli, ten pounds to be equally divided amongst 
within one half year &c- To Sauina Mouser my sister and to 
Smith, Richard Smith, Sauina Smith, William Mutrser and Henry 
r « U»e live children of the said Sauina my sister, thirty pounds to be 
i\\j divided amongst thorn within 0110 half year &c. To John Burgesse, 
!»tvcr> of my lute sister Sihilla Burgesse deceased, five pound* within 
i\)tll year &c. To James Burgesse, Peter Burgesse. Sibilla Burgesse 
I Kuxabstb. Burgesse, the children of my said sister Sibilla, ten pounds, 
ta equally divided amongst them dec And, with my husband's consent, 
I will that the residue of my goods and household stuff shall be equally 
»rW tod parted amongst the said four children of my sister Sibilla, im- 
ily after the decease of my said husband. All the gifts, legacies and 
of money herein formerly given shall be paid at or in the South porrh 
tic parish Church <>f Winekh'ehl aforesaid. I appoint my cousins Johu 
I of Brundish and William Youuges of Craifield. Suffolk, to be execu- 
AII tbo overplus or surplusage of the aforesaid moiety remaining 
il be equally divided and parted amongst the children of Elizabeth 
eke and Sibilla Burgesse my sisters and Sauina Mouser my sister. 
lied to by John Tvler husband of the abovenamed Grace Tyler. 

Fines, 165. 

KKTAflC PjlRTR!CH citizen and cordwainer of London, 11 June 1647, 

20 August 1 647. I give and bequeath unto my loving wile Kath- 

Partricb, for life, all my messuages, lauds and u-neinenis in Lunduii 

the towue und parishes of Barking. Essex, and Leueham, Kent, she 

the same in good reparucions during that time. After her deceMt 

■suage or tenement, with the yard, garden, orchard. tVc. m Axe 

lie town of Barking, now iu the tenure of William Keiituin, 

ier, which I purchased of Robert Kuaresborough, and also those mf 

o parcels of land containing by estimation five acres of laud culled Cul- 

rhouse Crofts lying at Lnxfoord gate. Barking, uow iu the tenure or 

locopaliou of Richard Keeue of Barking, shall remain, come and be unto 

ather Ralph Partricb, clerk, for life, and after his decease I give, will 
appoint the same unto aud sUBOOgal ike two daughters of my said brother 
lalpb. y the wife of John Marshall of Leueliam, Kent, mercer, 

ad Elisabeth, the wife of Thomas Thatcher, clerk, equally to be parted 
ttd divided between them. After the decease of my said wife my mes- 
ittge. with garden and orchard, called Davie's bouse, and the two closes 
■lied Piuuell's, at or near Great lll'nrd in Barking, now iu the tenure of 
Ulliam Payne, shall remain and come unto my brother Randolph Partricb 
4 the town and port of Dover, Kent, apothecary, for life, and after his 
•cease to and amongst thu three sons of my said brother (that is to say) 
ofan, James and Samuel Partrich. equally to be parted and divided amongst 
pern. After my wife's decease my messuage, with the outhouses Asa, in 
north Street, Barking, and my piece of land near Loxford Bridge, in 
tasking, which I purchased of Robert Kuaresborough, shall remain and 
Dme unto Robert Partrich and Elizabeth Partricb, the two children of 
crrase Partrich. citizen and haberdasher of London, deceased, equally to 
and divided &c. After my wife's decease my messuage, with 


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barn, stable, yard &c. in Leneham. Kent, which I purchased of Beoji 
Bronker. and that my piece of meadow called Millmead in Leneham 
remain and come onto my sister Elisabeth Fydge widow, late the wife 
Daviil Kidge of Feversham, K.-ur, K-meyniaker. deceased, for life, sod, 
after her decease, to three of the children of the Raid David Fidge and 
Elizabeth his late wife (that is to aay"i my and Man 

my wife's decease my messuage Ac., in All Hallows the Less, 
<l >n. i w wliii h I purchased of Michael Lowe Esq.. shall remain and 
unto James Partrich. citizen and vintner of London, son of ray 
James Partrich late of Leneharo deceased. After my wife's dc 
messuage or tenement and garden Ac in Heath Street Barking 
purchased of Nicholas Webline and Triamore S| 
come unto Mary Kidg, the daughter of my said sister Klizabeth. I g 
bequeath unto my masters, the Company of Cordwainers of Loudon, fori 
dinner or supper to be made for them on the day of my funeral, ten pour 
To Matthew Tarleton and Daniel Pen, beadles, of the said Cot 
twenty shillings apiece. I give and bequeath unto mv kinswoman 
Gillowe, the wife of Francis Gillowe. gen', Iti To my 

woman Edith Richardson, to be paid into her own hands, fortj 
To Edward Richardson forty shillings. To Dorothy Nay] it, Nk 
Plowman and Elizabeth Plowman forty shillings apiece. I i 
Carter, widow, forty shillings. To my friends William Frith. < 
draper of London, and William Nnwbold, citizen and cord wain* 

forty shillings apiece in token of my love. To Francis Gillowe) 
Thomas Floyd sometimes my servants, forty shillings apiece. To Mr. 
Hum Lichfield and Mr. William Geare, citizens and mrdwainera . 

i ibilliogB and fourperice apiece. To Rachel Granger, the dangh 
of Judith Granger deceased, forty shillings. To Gerraae Miche 
shillings. To Bridget Ingland, my now maid servant, fifty tbil 
tlie poor of the parish of St. Margaret Moses in London forty shillt 
To .loan Aynsworth tea shillings. I make my brother Randolph Ps 
of Dover, apothecary, sole executor, and give him five pounds for his 
The residue nf my goods &c to my wife Katherinr. in full satisfaction 
such part of my personal estate as to her may appertain and belong 
custom of the City of Lou 

Wii.i.iam Haddock*, planter, now bound on a voyage to Virginia, 
October 1648, proved 27 August 1649. My brother Richard I !■<]<: 
■_■ 1 1 ■ i er, standeth boood and eogaged foi me bj obligation, dated 89* 
terober last, unto John Corey, stiller, for the payment of forty six 
sterling, at the eud of ten k»w next coming, or within ten days 

after the arrival of the ship William aud Anne from her no v. 
voyage to Virginia first happening; and also by one other obligation, dat 
the r i ] ot the dale hereof, with condition of the payment of 
to William Lucke. M' of the said ship, at the return there' 
or at the eud of nine months now next coming, which shall first happen, 
have I'd in ill- custody of William Whitbye at Virginia an order of Cot 
for the recovering and receiving of all such moneys aud portion as is 
due and unpaid to me for my last wife's portion. By my Letter of At 
ney I have given full power unto Arthur Purnell of Virginia to 
keep and dispose for my use all my goods, chattels, debts and estate wh» 
soever in Virginia. I stand indebted to Ellen Ady. spinster, for the cu. 
of twelve pounds. I give to my said brother Richard all my goods ac 


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Virginia or elsewhere for the payment and discharge 

and i -. The remaindi-r to {tii ] lirotlir-r.* 1.4 mt\A .l«tn^M U'iiuln. 

ana ouugation*. I no remntiifirr to go to my saia orotne 
Huger. Matthew BurehtieM mid James Win. Ins | 

Fairfax, 122. 

a Coli.ter the elder, citizen and grocer of London, 21 August 
proved 28 September 16-19. To the poor of St. Saviours Southwark, 
.veil, ten pounds. Twenty pounds to be distributed to ten or 
poor Godly Christians, as my executors, in their discretions shall 
fit. To my brother Abel Collyer twenty pounds. To my niece 
Bourne, the daughter of my sister Elizabeth Bourne, ten pounds. 
Judith Warner ton pounds. To my sister Rhoda DortOO, ten 
I give to my sister Mary Browniuge in Hew England the sum of 
uda. To my sister Dorcas Slingshy thirty pounds, hy three pounds 
mm, for the space of ten years. If she dies before the expiration of 
Mid ten years it shall Ik- 'Imposed towards the bringing up of her youngest 
Fifty pounds to be dutribatad amongst the. children of my br- 
and my sisters. Whereas I had threescore pounds in money of my 
Rachaell, now the wife of Richard Pamell of Epsham, nnto which I 
one hundred and therewith purchased a house and lands in Epsham 
in my said sister and her husband have dwelt and enjoyed about ten 
Ive years and have not paid any rent (the said house being worth 
unds per annum) I do hereby remit unto the said Richard and 
fcadl all the rent that is past and will that they shall or may hold the 
iuse and land during her life, paying only forty shillings per annum 
Joseph. And 1 givo my said sister Rachaell ten pounds. 
to a grant made to testator, 19 May 1617, by Marlyon Rithc of 
Surrey, gen 1 , of a house and farm called Storracks, containing 
one hundred and throe acres (evidently a mortgage as security 
t at my now dwelling house in Southwark of five hundred 
March 1654). On the redemption of the said messuage I give 
red pounds to my son Samuel (to be paid at one and twenty) 
e other two hundred pounds to my sons Joseph and Benjamin. To 
and Benjamin the lease of my dwelling house in Southwark &c 
my garden house near the upper ground in St. Saviours. To sons 
1 and Samuel all my household stuff and plate which I was 
" of before I was* last married, to Elizabeth my now wife. To tho 
th one third of my personal estate &c, and alt the household 
plate which was her own before our intermarriage. To my 
bi law Anna Harris ten pounds at one and twenty or marriage. 
i ner, daughter of my sister Judith Warner, ten 
if unmarried at the time of my decease. To tho two daughters o! 
r Savage, Hannah and Elizabeth Savage, one hundred pounds, 
each, at one and twenty or marriage. The residue to my four 
Elizabeth Savage. Joseph, Benjamin aud Nathaniel Collyer, equally 
i ruled amongst them. Fairfax, 136. 

it Smith of Wraysbory, Bucks., 1 August 1681, proved 21 October 

My body to be buried in a decent manner. I do give unto my 

Martha ' Ave shillings. To my daughter Mary Lord in 

~ five shillings. To my daughter Rebecca Lee five shillings. 

i Smith live shillings. To my daughter Elizabeth Smith, 

'<«! of in marriage, I do give fifty pounds, to be paid at tbe 

her marriage, if she survive after her mother. I do, out of that 

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dear ami lander love I bear unto my beloved wife, Mre. Anna Smith, 
and bequeath all and singular my goods, chattels, leases, debu, ready 

liuusehold stuff, apparel, bran, powier, bedding 
my substance whatsoever, movable or immovable, quick aud dt 
nature, quality or condition the same are or be, as well in my own 
■ion as in the bauds and possession of any other person whatsoever, 
own proper use aud behoof, whom I do hereby ordain aud appoint 
my only executrix. 

xxiv" Octobris 1G82. Which day appeared personally Cnthbert 
of the parish of St. Gregorics' London, haberdasher, aged about 
Rebecca Lee, of Wraysbury in the Counry of Bucks., widow, 
thirty years, one of the daughters of the deceased. being severally 
upon the Holy Evangelists deposed that they were well acquainted | 
the within named Hoary Smith, the testator deceased, and with nisi 
or dharacler of handwriting, and having perused the will within 1 
and the name Henry Smith thereto subscribed believe the sunt 
wrote with the proper handwriting of the said deceased. 
Rich Lloyd Surr. Colli*, 

Brian Jakson of London Esq. 5 November 1634, proved 13 

1634. The poor of the parishes of St. Margaret Moses ami of II 
My body to m interred u the chancel of the parish church of Ashbji 
in the. Co. oi > r ortliauiptou. My son in law Robert Thorpe 10 hi 
executor, ami 1 give uuto him and Auue his wife all my lands )■ H 
shire which I hud iu trust for me of and from one Wbytinge, sol' 
other lauds, tenements &c, aud my interest in lauds &c. in Ireland T 
ing to the Compuuy of Drapers iu Loudon, aud my share out of the I 
due for the same. 

Commission issued 9 December 1664 to Henry Janson grandson' 
deceased to administer, according to the tenor of the will, tbej 
fully administered by Robert Thorpe the executor, uow also ■ 


Mart Goddard of St- Bennett Fincke, London, widow, IS 

1635, proved 6 July 1638. My body to be buried as near unto ■] 
door iu said parish church as conveniently may be, in such deceotoaaa 1 
my executor shall think fit for my degree. To Mr. Roger WartdA 
ister and curate of the said parish of St. Bennett Fincke, and to fh* | 
of the said parish. To my cousin William Campion Esquire, the i 
Sir William Campion, knight, all my lands Ac. in Thawi* 
The Lady Elizabeth Campion, the Lady Ann Campion anil 
Springett. My cousins Elizabeth Campion, daughter oi 
Campion, and Elizabeth Campion daughter of Sir Henry I 

two cousins Henry and Edward, sons of the said Sir William. l\r.*t 
sot) son of my cousin Mr. .lulu ind Auue Janson, di 

said ecu in Mr. Joli:i \\ ion dsugt 

Edward Campion. My friend Mr. Kleazar Hudson M.l>. 
Francis Sloue. My two brothers iu law John and Christopher 
aud their sister Susan Dawes. Mrs. Fenton widow, and her 
Wright, aud her daughter Sura. Mrs. Ron Parker, widow, 
Mary Webbe, widow. Mr. Henry Ilucheuson scrivener aud 
wife. My faithful aud painful servant Susou Dawes. 

TnoxAZiKE J:anson the relict of John J:anson of London 

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comber 1668, will) codicils (the last dated 29 Deeemher) 

«8 February 1658. My body to be decently interred within two 

f t - g. r my decease, at Catherine Creech inch, in tlio chancel new my 

To ruy sister tin- I.niv Katharine Old&eld, for mourning, ten 

Tn D . William Oldfit-ld Require, and his wife. ton 10 

\j*V : ning, twenty pounds. To mj >eth 

Id, lite children of my brother Joseph Oldfield deceased, 

i ,!lv divided &c To my »ister Martin Smith 

pound* :i I husband, for mourning, ten pounds. To my 

Oldfield a ruby ring which was my mother's. To my son 

H* Bryan J:anson Esquire one hundred pounds, within a year. To 

Mphew &>. i, five pounds. To Daniel and Rebecca Winch, 

■ '•n of my niece Thomasine Winch deceased, ten pounds apiece. 

v wi». Mary and Thomasine Harrington, the children of my nephew 

mc liarririgton deceased, thirteen pounds. 

I |ire to Judith Towscr of New England, to my nephew 

uooua Smith deceased, ten pounds, but in c-.»v Judith Towscr 

•efore it be dm- tJb m 1 give it Id hot child OT cli ldren. I give 

VTryeth, Samuel Wryeth. Mary Wryeth, the children of my niece 

deceased, thirty pounds, to he equally divided smongsl 

case any one of them shall die hi hei portion shall become 

•od payable then I give the pert of him or her so dying to their brother 

son to my said niece Ifery. If any two of them di<- I give their 

bike survivor and the said Murlion (equally). To John, Samuel, 

Martha. Mary and Rebecca Wyeth. the children of my niece 

Wyeth deceased, threescore pounds (equally etc.). To John 

»d his wife and daughter, for mourning, twenty pounds. To Master 

a in Street, London, live pounds, and in 

•« preach my funeral sermon I give him fortv shillings more. To 

Thomas Gouge, minister of St. Sepulchres Ohurch near Newgate, 

pounds. To Master Bates, Minister of Dun-tan in the rYett, three 

and to Master Peirce, the Lecturer there, forty shillings, unless I 

ittothem in my live time. To Master Samuel Winston, Minister of 

imptonsbire, five pounds. To the poor i 

A&hhy in Northamptonshire ten pounds, to be disposed of aj the 

of my son J:anson and the ohurehwardcin for tin A the 

UHreO. (To other poor and to servants). To John. Mary and 

the children of my nephew Thomas Shorte deceased, thirty 

feqaally Ac). To Eosebai Shorte, daughter to my nephew John 

feeeased, ten pounds, but if she die before it be dm- to go to her 

— Shorte. I will that the legacies given t> tin I M.uiing- 

Wryeths, Wyeths. John Shorte and Thomas Shorte'.. children shall 

'' -1 tor putting them forth to be apprentices or to be paid at their 

iges of one and twenty years or days of marriage 

ire unto my niece Elizabeth Winthropp (sir) of New Bnglund, 

into my sister Sarah (Hover deceased, the sum of ten pounds, but 

^*» the dies before it be paid to her hands then to go to her child or 

£tn. Item I give unto Adam Winthropp. nephew unto the aim 

i son to my niece Eli*abeth Winthropp deceased, the 
To my nephew Richard Stapers five pounds to buy 
* ring. I will that my executors or overseers do invite those persons 
1 *y funeral which are set down in a Roll of paper bearing date with 
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of them a gold ring or ten shillings price with the poesy in them « tk&a 
have that have by ma at my death («*c). My kindred and friends *bf ■»« 
aru likewise mentioned in a paper bearing date also with these ptrrm\'tm jf 
have rings sent unto them by my exocutora or overseen of the am-. 
before mentioned. And I do make, constitute and ordain my son iu 4 
Thomas Reriagtaa of Rrightwull Hall, Suffolk. Esq. sad my a*\ 
Thomas Oldlield, of Exop, Dirvon, tnurchaut, executors Ac., and my lr 
Ma»t< t Bohert Winch, ml k man in Cheapside Loudon, and Matter 
Ear 1 I St rent leather seller, overseers. 

i> follows a list of those invited to the funeral: Mr. Rate* an 
wife, M r Christopher Wryeth of Clements Iun. M' George and hi* vuSe 

:, Minister of St. Laurence Church, and his wife, Mr. 1 
his wife. Mr. Robert Winch and bis wife with their son Daniel and 
Ki-i.i ■■-, 1 at the Cross Keys in Cheapside, Mr. George Cooper and 
Billiter Lane, the minister of Creech urch and the dark, Mistress Let," 
at Doivgate and tier son and daughter Reeve, Mrs. Kempe and her 1 
son Mr. William Kempe, linen draper on Cornhill. Mrs. Sarah 
in case she be then resident at Mr. IWIee'i house, Mr. Drew and I 
soap boiler, liyinj in Thames Street near Dowgate, Mr. Last, mi 
and bis son, if in town, Mr. Jackson, minister of Faith's under 
Church, and his wife, Mr. John Watson and his wife in St. Clement's] 
without Temple Bar, my own servant or servants. Mr. Barlee's ouu 
maid servant, Mr. Needier aod his wife, Minister of Fryday Street, 
Moti ford. 

Next OOQM the list of kindred and friends who were to have gold ; 
sent or delivered onto then: Bryaa J: |. and his wife audi 

five children and ICaVeta Robinson their kiotwoBMOi Mr. Bejno 
minister of Kv.nlmi, and bin wife, Mr. Smith, minister of Ash bey 
and his wife, Thom is Es»iugtou K»q. and hi-, wife, with theil 

brother Smith and sister, with tbeii Id Uittrep Je* at St 

Lady (Catherine Oldfiehl at ElsatU in I Wi lissn 

and bis wife, with th« rest of the Lady's children (vidtiictt) Mrs. Kali 

Mrs. Margaret. .Mr*. Mary, Mrs. Elizabeth, Master • and 

Mr. Ulouut and wife- and Mr. .lames Ohltield, Mr I: 

Kensington and hi- Friend Mr. Iltinhett, Mis. Thomas ' 

betb Oldlield at Mr-. Sarah at Mr, R 

executors, Mr. William Greenhill minister at Stewney, Tbomazint 

of Wei tOI daughter of George Walker of Ash by deceased. 

Oldlield ol Staple Idd, Mrs. Williams my son J:anson's mother in 1*«,1 

John liarlee and bis wife and their daughter Dorothy. 

On the codicil of Inter dale she bequeaths her gold watch to her 1 
in law Mrs. Auue Essington, her diamond ring to her daughter 
J anson, wife unto ber son Bryan J :anson, her cabinet which 1 
mother's to her niece Elizabeth ( >ldfield of Exon. daughter to b«r 
Joseph Oldlield, ber sable muff to her niece Kalberiue tea 

to be equally divided between Paul and James Poole, the children of | 
cousin Elizabeth Poole deceased, for the putting of them forth to be I 
prentices or to lie paid at their ages of one ami twenty. To Sarab. 
and Thomazine Harrington ten pounds more than what ii ft pr un e! fa 
will, to tie equally divided dec. To John, Samuel and Mary Wt 
pounds more (equally dec) and a conditional additional bequest to 
Wryeth. To John, Samuel. Ebenezar, Martha, Mary and Rebecca 
twenty pounds more (equally &c.). To John, Mary and Abigail SI 

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i-<5- To Eusebas Short three pounds. To Mr. John Barlec's 
>**i<l servant forty shillings apiece and to the Sexton of St. Dun- 
t« "West ten shillings. Pell, 95. 

Oi^rlne will Impart* n value to the following collection of will* which 
*t«.-<1 i»i different times the last few yean, ou account of their avidaat 
-v%- 1 tii each other, as shown by the recurrence of some name or names 
sail or a part of them. Hi.m:i P. w.hkiw.] 

tx> "Waltfr, citizen and girdler of London, 4 March 1 587 proved 
1 -~rs7. Hv the laudable custom ol the. Cits of London mj wife 

'» to have oue third part of my good* after my debt* and funerals 
■md borne. I further give unto lier, out of my own third part, 
r *i<i pounds and the lease of my house upon London Bridge which 

*-U in and my interest and term of years yet to come of my garden 

* within the mint in Southwark, and all my lands, tenements <&c 
>r, L Having It this time but only one son whose name is Nathan- 

***i\j will and devise unto him the third part that to him belongeth 

***Umh but also, out my third part, five hundred pounds more, to be 

i '1 bestowed upon such lauds, tenements &c. as my well Moved 

" ilium Walter the elder, my well beloved brother in law Thomas 

• " 'U Feeld, preacher, George Cheston, preacher, Uichard Deiiuam 

..• and William (lay ton of the same, my very gootl friends. 

• "Qy ««id sou should die without lawful heir of his body, then forty 
'* .Tear thereof sh:i 11 be employed by my said friends towards the 
•S of * school-house in Tbtngdou, in the Co. of Northampton, where 

torn, and after it i* built and paid fur then the forty poonda a year 
••plojed towards the maintenance of the schoolmaster ■,- ap- 

dfor that purpose. Vi the residue i part thai] be conveyed 

I'j.-s uf St. Thomas Hospital in Southwark for the use of the 
UWs for ever, another fourth to the Governors of Christ Hospital, 
•".for the use of the poor there for ever, another fourth part to the 
fWttof St. Bartholomew's Hospital, for the poor there forever, and 
ntx fourth part to the Governors of Bridewell in London for the poor 
forem. During the minority of my said son my said trustees shall 

»mi receive the profits and cause my son to bo brought up in the 
I &c. and of the residue that shall remain in their bands at his 

* make an account to him and deliver the same into his hands, he 
them a sufficient discharge. If I shall have any more children living 
time of my decease, or my wife " privy men t or grosement lot 
ilde" and after delivered then so much of the said third pail U i-litill 
ftain to such child or children shall be paid unto it or them aceord- 
b* custom of the said City, and the five hundred pounds shall also 
ded between Nathaniel and the rest of all my children. Bequests 

i eachers, poor scholars at the Universities &c. Ac, to the com- 

' girdler*, whereof I am a member (to help live honest, poor men of 

RBpeny). To my cousin Belderbye and his now wife. To my 

Walter. To Mr. Christofer aud his wife and Mid. 

•, her daughter. To my neighbor M r Taylor and his wife and Mr. 

ye, t> :u law, aud his wife. To my grandfather Gardner. 

mother Moore. To my brother Eempe aud his wife. To my 

Ofleld and his wife. To my sister Margaret Moore. To my brother 

(lie) aud his wife. To my brother Walgrave and his wife. To 

wife. To my brother Henry Walter and his 

To my sister Waxham. To my brother Dawes aud his wife. To 

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my coustu William Walter. To my friend William Clayton. To Bk 
Northcote. To Mary Bagfonl. To my cooaia Mary (iibbes. To | 
Hcyton. To William Heathe of Bath if hi- slater Johaue. my terras 
not marry wiih M' Prowde. To Humfrey Basse. All iliubt; legacies 1 
i and friend to he paid within threw years. To ray cousin 
Walter, son of my brother Kdmoud. To Abigail Waller, daughter of 
cousin William Waller, an 1 lo t he residue of liis children. To the 1 
of my brotbn Henry Wkl t • the rest Mr Dawes' chil 

(eiccpt Mury Gihbes). To my cuusiu Beldet :idreii. To the 

of my cousin Garrotte's, by his first wife (except Belderbii 
Katherine Bell daughter of mv list r W To Robert Bell my 
vane. Tb Nathaniel son of ltj.-lm.rtl Northcote. (Others named), 
wife Kli/.iilxuh to be sole executrix. 

One of the witnesses was Hubert Wa*hhorne. Rutland, 24 

John Mooke of Ipswich. Suffolk, merchant 27 October 1587. pt 
l->88. Refer to deed of 27 May 22 1 Elizabeth, bet*. 
Moore on the one part, and Thomas Kempe my con in law. on the < i> 
pari, by which one moiety of my manor of Utile Brisett, after I 
of me. the sai<l John, anil Joane now ray wife, was to go to the said Th 
Kempe and Anne his wife &c. John Kempe, sou of said Ann- 
Joane my capital messuage and mansion bouse in Ipswich, for her lift, i 
alterwurds to Roger Ofield, my son in law and Thomasiue h 
daughter. To I Moore my daughter. My messuage Ac. 

Hull in lladley, Suffolk, to Wtft . and then to 

Walker and daughter fto. My executors shall sell all my tenement 
in Little Waldiogfleld, Much Waldiogfield ly bid 

purchased of Isaac Wlneolde gen' i his wife (for payment of 

cies). To my daughter Mary W:dgrave fifty pounds, to be paid to 
within one year after George Walgrare gen', her husband shall acoonif 
the full age of one and twenty. I am bound to pay unto Richani M 
ill London, merchant, my son iu law, four hundred pounds, the reside 
nine hundred pounds which I gave him in marriage with Elizabeth Wa 1 
my daughter, his wife. My executor shull pay it. To -ther 

Moore twenty pounds and to John Moore his eldest sou fifty pounds, 
every one of the six children my brother Italfe now pout 

one and twenty or days of marriage. Bequests to the Bailiffs and Pc 
of Ipswich for the poor. To the repair of the church of Beetle 
Npgose now minister of Ligho in Essex. To Mr. Warde pa* 
Tower Church in Ipswich. To Mr. Carter pastor of Bramford, and oil 
I make and ordain Robert Derehangh gen' mv cousin Robert Barker 
Samuel Smitho of the said town of Ipswich my brothers in law superri* 
and Joauu my wife tola, executor. 

Wit: Thomas Knupp and George Downeinge. Rutland, 3( 

I I aukti! Waltkk of Christ Church next unto Algate, Loudon, i 

4 December l.'»88, proved 23 I >> < iher 1588. Reference to last will 

late husband Richard Walter deceased. I his executrix. His ouly 
Nathaniel Walter. My said son is very young. I most earnestly 
my loving brother and sister Kempe that they would take DPOD the 

md ch.argi oi his bring! gap, I latelj igbl and pareheaed 

and my heir* of my loving mother Joane More and my sister Mate; 
Moo'e a meNftiiage or mansion bouse &c. in Ipswich, Suffolk, in 
father John Moore did inhabit and dwell. I give it to my mother lo 


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(■d enjoy for life, and. after Lor decease, to uiy said son Nathaniel and his 

loirs, with remainder to my sister Kempe. my sister Walker, my sister 

Jwfeld, my sister Waldgrave. my sister .Margaret Moure and their heirs 

braver, as next and coheirs unto me the said Elizabeth Walter. I give to 

By ton my ring of gold which was my late husband's seal of arms, and all 

or plate whatsoever, a* all my pots of silver, bowN, goblet*, salts, spoons 

parcel and double gilt, nud also one stone pot garnished with sil- 

oepting only my silver casting bottle, double gilt, when 

tcoomplUh his age of tweuty and oue years. Other gifts to son aud mother 

ind sisters. To my brother Kempe, my brother Walker, my brother 

nd my brother Waldgrave, each a ring of gold of the price of 

'•hilling'). To my loving grandfather Gardyner a ring of the price of 

burty shillings. T" • Itobert Barker and my aunt hi* wire, each 

j of the price of thirty shillings. To my uncle Samuel Smith tod 

nine aunt his wife, each a ring of thirty shillings. To mine aunt Crane a 

• of tlnrty shillings. To my brother Henry Walter a ring 

-ty shillings. To sister Waxam, my sister Dawes and my cousin 

-> his wife, each a ring of thirty shillings. To my cousin William 

Walter of Wimbleton and his wife, each a ring of thirty shillings. To Mr. 

Robert Taylor of the Bridge aud his wife, each a ring of forty shillings, 

of twenty shillings each to Mr. Rumney and his wife, Mr. Clayton 

ind his mother, Mrs. Greene, Mrs. Johnson dwelling ou the Bridge, .Mr. 

' numbers' wile, Mr. Richard Xorcott and his wile and Mrs. llixou. 

i'i Eaton a ring oi tinny shillings. To and amongst my undo 

Samuel Smitbe's children one hundred pounds, at one aud twenty or days 

jf marriage. Forty pounds amongst my uncle Kapbe Moore's children. 

Sen pounds amongst my uncle Godfrey Moore's children. Teu pounds to 
j coosin John Gardener and five pounds to my cousin Steven Gardyner, 
jtach at tweuty aud six years. Ten pounds to my cousin Margaret Gardyner 
sod five pouuds to my cousin Judith Gardener, each at one and twenty or 
3ay of marriage. Other bequests to nephew John Kempe, nieces Elizabeth 
Walter and Elizabeth Owfelde, William Walter sou to brother lleury 
r, cousin John Walter (and sundry preachers and others). I give to 
Mr. Downing. Schoolmaster of Ipswich, ten pouuds, to Mr. Catlyn, a 
student in the University of Cambridge ten pounds. Fifty pounds to be 
■ for aud towards the maintenance of a Godly, learned preacher in 
the pa Laurence in the town of Ipswich. Three hundred pouuds 

te relief of such vcituous preachers of God's Word as presently do or 
hereafter shall stand in any need or ho in poor estate &c Four Inn 
pounds to be em hei in purchasing lauds or tenements to be cou- 

the Master, Fellow-, and Scholars of Kmanuul College in Catn- 
bridgr sin scholar- aud fellows studying and professing Divinity die. 

FUly pounds towards the relief of Godly poor widows aud falherh ss chil- 
dren in Loudon aud Ipswich, fifty pounds for the relief of poor aud godly 
householder:! in London and Ipswich, one hundred pounds for tho relief oi 
poor and godly strangers and foreigners that live either in Loudon aud 
Ipswich to enjoy the freedom of their conscience, and twenty pounds for tho 
>f poor prisoners iu Loudon and Ipswich. To Mr. Stoughlon aud 
Mr. Carter, ministers of God's Word in Suffolk, each live pounds. To 
lira. Crane, widow, three pouuds, so that she shall continue the hearing of 
(he Word iu public assemblies. To one Inglisbe, a Frenchman, live pouuds. 
thers). To the poor iu the Hospital iu Ipswich ten pounds. My 
»x ecu tors to be Mr. Robert fl righte, preacher of Ipawich, my loving brother 
rhomas Kempe and Mr. Charke, preacher. 


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The Probate Act shows that the Christian Dauxe of M' Cbarke 
Robert. Leicester, IS. 

Margaret Gardener of Ipswich, Suffolk, spinster 5 April 169 
2C April 1.VJ6. To my brother John Gardener lire score pounds of moil 
To my two cousin* .Mary and Susan Hunting forty pouuds betwix 
To my aunt Thomasiii Smith ten pounds. To my cousin Susan Winkoll, 
daughter of Thomas Winkoll. ten pounds at twenty or day of mamaga 
The rest of her sisters. To M r . John Bargee, preacher of Ipswich, 
•hilling*. To my uncle Stephen Gardener tiro pounds, now in the handl 
of my grandfather John Gardener. To Eliazer Dunkon, M.D 
lings. To Thomas Hunting of Ipswich, merchant, forty shilling 
Thomasine Diser, the daughter of my aunt Dyscr, forty shillings. Ts 
Thomasine Lawrauuce the daughter of mv aunt Lawranoe >;dingt, 

Maddocke the son of my uncle William Maddockc for: 
To the poor of St. Nicholas at. 1 St. Mary at the Elms, Ipswich, forty shil« 
lings. To Annis Hunting, now aerrant with my uncle Hunting, fifteen 
•hillings. My uncle Edward Hunting and my cousin William Bloyei 
be my executors. 

Edmoud Barker and Robert] Barker. Drake, '23. 

John Gardiner, visited by the hand of God, in Saphia 23 July 1001 
proved 21 October 1001. My body to be buried in Saphia. 
my cousin Roger Owffield, about Chris tides was seven years, as will appei 
by a bill of his bond in my power in Morroccus, two hundred and thirty pound 
MMling! more for one hundred pounds sterling which my sister M. 
Gardener at ber death bequeathed me, the which how long it is &iuce mj 
aforesaid cousin received it I refer to his own declaration: more for 
wages since I went into Italy about hl.s iitfiiira, being upwards of sei 
years, at one hundred marks sterling none} (after thirteen shillings fo 
pence per mark) the year; which he always promised me, as it will apr 
by his letters in my portuiautuu, which my good cousin his wife hath in I 
power, and that it should bo always better unto median the wa_ 
have of m\ .Mr. Stone, which was the abovesaid sum. as ho himself (I 
mean my cousin Owffield) is not unacquainted with: more some sixteen 
thousand ounces Barbary money, the King allowing mo for Thomas I 
chests of drugs, and some other odd things of my M and other 

drugs out of Italy, the Alcaide, Azus, for the King >usand 

I at his last speech with me promised me twelve : unce* 

to bo got as I can : for the said chests of drugs of Thomas Pate's my will 
is that ho be allowed after eighteen ounces the pound sterling, free 
charges, whereof I have scut him home one thousand ounces long since. 
desire that John Wakemau and William Bolderoc may make np the accomnt, 
which is very plain. I remember not that I am indebted unto Christian) 
Moor or Jew, but only to Mr. Gore's house for odd toys of John V> 
son: for a cloth that Sir Sampson Cotton demand.-; Ii, Nicholas Ens.-. 
I .1 It "I him and must answer him for it. I do will and ordain 
Skcrroe and William Belderoc with full authority to pay and receive wl 
shall any manner of way to me belong. William Bolderoe's wages 
charges to be paid out of my cousin Roger Owffcilde's estate. Beque 
sundry individuals and to the poor of Moroccus and Sas. To my 
father John Gardner two hundred pounds, and ono hundred pounds 
son Stephen Gardner, and if my grandfather should be deceased the whoU 
to come to his son and his heirs. To my uncle John Muddock fifty pounds. 

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Dae hundred pounds to be distributed by my cousin William Bloyee and 
my uncle Edward Huntington either upon our poor kindred in Ipswich or 
otherwise, as they shall think good. (To other individual*). The residue 

my <x> u*in Roger Oafieild his wife and children. 

~ ommission issued 21 October 1001 to Roger Owfeild, cousin and legate* 
in the will. Woodbail. 

es Owfeilde citizen and fishmonger of London, 26 November 
proved 1 December IGuS. My goods to he divided into three part* 
to the laudable custom of the city of London, whereof one third 
I leave unto Thomasine, ray well beloved wife, to her own proper use. 
:>ird part I give and leave to and amongst all my children, Sam- 
Joseph, Elizabeth, Mary, Martha, Abigail, Thomasine •. llanna, Sara and 
A marriage to bo had between Ilewytt Stephens (sic), merchant, 
my daughter Elizabeth. Of my own third part I give unto Thomasine 
wife one thousand marks. To my son Samuel Owfeilde one thousand 
To my son Joseph one thousand pounds. To my said daughter 
.heth Owfi-ild for increase of her portion and better preferment, if the 
mjurlage do not take effect between her and the said Ilewytt Stapera 
sum of five hundred pounds. To my mother in law Soot Moon 
:igs, to make her a ring. To erery one of my wife's sisters and 
ry one of their husbands forty shillings apiece to make them rings. 
sny brother in law Robert Wabbcbournc five pounds. I remit and for- 
mj brother John Owfeilde of Asheborne in the County of Darby all 
and sums of money as be oweth me. Reference to a purchase 
lands in Ashebornc and to John Owfeilde'* wife and sons John, Roger 
William and daughters Elizabeth and Anne. To Richard Owfeilde, 
of the sons of my late brother William Owfeilde deceased, forty pounds 
o Elizabeth Temple, daughter of my said brother William Owfeilde, 
pounds. To the five < 'hildi'i •!. sister Dorothy Wusbeboume 

sed. Daniel. Elisabeth, Mary, Anne and Dorcas, ten pounds apiece, to 
lei aa soon as may be conveniently and to the daughters at one and 
ty or days of marriage. To certain preachers and others. To poor 
u at Cambridge and Oxford, and to poor ministers. To poor huuse- 
lera in London thai do fear God. To the poor of Aahborna and the 
ng of an Almshouse there. For the ■•npportof a Lecturer in the 
h of St. Catherine Cree church. To the Company of Fishmonger! in 
idon. To the relief of poor children harbored in Christ'* Hospital, of 
impotent people in St. Bartholomew's Hospital and the poor of St. 
d The residue to my children. Simm-l. Joseph* 
Abigail, Thoiniiziue, llanna, Saraband U<-becca, 
to the marriage to take effect between the said llewyt S:apers 
daughter I Immiuiiie ami son* Suimi.-l hihI .h.ioph 

be sole executors. 

a codicil of same date he bequeaths his messuage and Inn called the 
tciou* Street alt Grace Church Street, London, to son 
Owfeild, Windebauck, 111. 

Abtll Makepeace of Chipping Warden in the county of Northampton, 

•oauu. 16 Juno 1601. proved 14 October 1602. My body to be buried 

m the church of Chipping Warden. To that church four pounds. To the 

poor in Warden four pounds, to bo paid in eight years, tea shillings a year 

: rutiuaa. To my daughter Dorothy Makepeace two hundred pounds, 

one hundred at day uf marriage and uue hundred that day twelve month 

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next following, and her wedding apparel. To bt daughter Bridget 
hundred pounds aud her wedding apparel (paid in the aame way). 
eoce made to three daughters already married, viz' Lucy, Jane ai 
To my son Lawrence Makepeace eight hundred pound* to be paid him 
the age of four ami twenty years, and all my lands and rent* which I 
pun based of Robert Catetbye and Ilngh Catesbye, gen', he ps; 
wife Mary Makepeace, during her natural 1 i f-r bra pounds at iwo ft, 
the year, viz' the Annunciation &c and St. Michael &c Other ben, 
to him. He to be sent to the Inns of Court. I desire that be may livi 
a modest student without wasteful i-n. I most bt 

and irilr. it my good friends and cousin Symon llayne* gen', Basil I 
nyll gen 1 Thomas Hollowaye, clerk, George Makepeace, Richard Bl 
to be ii v 01 . T-rers and to help to assist my wife and my son, if it pi 

In \ ran, by their good counsel and advice. To my daughte 
two daughters I tigs apiece and to my godson Aliel Nycolis t 

shillings. To my got laon \W Makepeace ten shillings. To AW 
five shillings. To Richard, sou of Thomas Makepeace three pounds. Bm 
quests to. Inliii Pbippes, Klixabeth Bradford and Mary Lester. Wi: 
to be sole executrix. 

William Harris, William Parsons and^John Heathe wit. 

Northampton Will*, W. 306. 

Thomas Cami-ian of Althrop in the Co. of Northampton, clerk, 2 As- 
gust 1 <■ I ■'•. proved 17 November 1618. My bodv to be buried in 
church of Brington. I do give to my sister Au Robertes ten pounds. 
give BBtO her miii Valentine Robertes five pounds and to her daughter 
1 do give unto all the rest of her sons, Thomas excepted, l 1 
shillings apiece. I do give unto my sister An EUan i f) twenty shill; 
To the poor of Oversou twenty shillings. T Fn.i - - Write, my 
furtj, shillings. To Edward write, mybrotl i yahfllinij 

poor of Hrington parish forty shillings. To my Aunt Lane of Bou L " 
ten shillings. To Mrs. Segrave twenty shillings. To Mr. Bu 
Corbet, Mr. Pill, Mr. Patrick, Richard Carter, Thomas Dodridce, J 
Nichols, Richard Warwick, Hugh Craiifl d, Peter Mackemus, AloiatiS 
Taylor ami William Tarleton. to each of them two shillings and six pews' 
apiece to buy them glove*. To the it of my Lord's yeomen ah 
thorp eighteen pence to buy them gloves. To George Hollis of I ».i 
tweuty shillingB. To the poor of Wick Dive and Wick Ham forty sU* 
lings. To the maidservants of Althrop eighteen pence apiece to buy tlwa 
gloves. I do give to Mrs. Jane Washington and Klizabeth Kelly. to«adt| 
of them two shillings and six pence to buy them gloves. To Mr. Rvafld 
Pasmau (PessenJMUB?] my best gown furred with " Cunny." T 
Pbillipps of Whilton my best sleeved cloak. I do give to M' Robert Wank* 
ington my embroidered chair. To all my givd children twelve pence apiece. 
All the rest of my goods ami uubopieatbed I do give to Tboaw 

Robertes, my nephew, whom I do make my sole executor. I do a; 
Mr. Robert Wasshington and Mr. Phillippa overseers of this my la- 

Debts Owing to the testator. Imprimis M' Lawrence Wasahiugtoi 
It. M r Jerome Lambert of Wickham 30', Mr. Audry Ward of West H " 
don 5*. William Witmull of Cosgravo 26* 8*, Old Foster the plufjjer 
Northampton, 13* 4":— 10* 5*. 

Witnesses to this will 
WB. Phillipm Northampton Wills, T. 121. 

Robert Washington 


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lrt Makepeace of Sulgrave, io the Co. of Northampton, widow, the 
day of July 1631, proved 16 January 1622. My body to he buried io 
cb yard of Sulgrave. To the church of Sulgrave ten 
lings and to the poor ten shilling*. To my three daughters Amy I 
by Pultney and Bridget Colls, to every cue of them five pounds 
To my daughter Makepeace, ray son's wife, one piece of gold of 
ty shilling*. T Trimnell one piece of gold of fifteen 

my daughter Butler one piece of gold of fifteen shillings. 
Mary Nioolla the bed in the blue chamber, with all things belonging 
hereto, as mattress, two bolsters, a pair of blanket-*, two pairs of sheets, 
a pair of pillowbeera; one table cloth one dozen napkins one towel 
ten pounds. To Mary Pultney two pairs of sheets, one pair of p3- 
one table cloth, one dOMH of napkins one towel and live pound*. 
pair of sheet*, one pair of pillowbeera, one dozen naj>- 
ioe towel. To Prances Makepeace my embroi unell ohelr 

the stools belonging to it and a pair of sheeU, a pair of pillowbeera, 

cloth, one doxen napkins and a towell. To Abel Makepeace, 

Pultney and Abel (.'"lis, to every oue of tbem an 

1? ipoon. Tii every one t>f my children's children to whom 1 have 

bequeathed anything five »liillin<;it apiece. 

|i I ..••■ Ik my [•water lliimfre and my tinier Butler to either of them] 

piece. To Alis Glover, my servant, ten shillings. To my 

inter Bridget Colls my Holland sheets and pilloivbeerx after that I urn 

i the ground and am buried ray will is that she shall have them 

■a for them and after my will i> thai die give them to 

her daughter. The rest of my goods ongiveo and ml" qn- allied 

Lawrence Makepeace my son whom I make mv - >1< executor, 

ate my body reverently brought to the ground and 00] legaoii I per- 

led. And I would intreat my good and loving COQSUU Mr. William 

•t ( J ret worth and Mr. Christopher Pergitet of Sulgrave to be 

to whom ten shillings each. None of these legacies to be paid 

years after my death. 

Trelawny, Elizabeth Court and Jane Pargiter wit. 

Northampton Wills, P (1G 17-20), 147. 

ioxas Leeson of Sulgrave in the County of Northampton, gentleman, 

August 1614, proved mh.-r l'Jll. My bodj to be buried in 

raid of Sulgrave near my late wife. Bequests to son 

Leeson, daughter Susan and son inlaw William Steavens. I give 

Io my daughter Jane Pargiter one of my best silver spoons, 

and the "courte cubbarte" which stand* tfa in my chamber and a 

__)t chest. My daughter Elner Leesou wife to my son Artlur l.oesoiL 

sister Brid- ies wife of Thomas Haines of Mollingtou. Every 

ildren. .My servant Alice Page. The rest to my 

aeon, whom I make and ordain sole executor. And I io 

■B end constitute my well beloved friends M' Thomas Courte, vicar of 

ive, and Mr. Kuban Washington of the same. Esquire, u> be over- 

i, and to either of them I give two shillings for tie ir pains. 

Northampton Wills,' Bonk S., 96. 

1 WatKTY of Watford in the County of Northampton, .",11 Sejv. 
630, proved 2S October 1680. My will i< the ten pound* that I 

Tbe word* In brmckct* w*rv Intorlinad, the following having been scratched through, 
' lh« >i*Urs to every oo of tlicm." 


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owe to mv brother WateThowse should be paid unto him : that 

and twenty shillings should be paid to the widow of Samuel Lamni 
aha bo living, but if aha ba dead than my will is that it be paid to 
executors, if any can be found, and for default of ihetn to be paid unto 
of her poor kindred, hut if none of them can ba found then the money to I 

di*triliuti <1 to the poor according to the discretion of my executors thai 

the sword which I hare, or Ave and twenty shilling* in money should " 
delivered to the executor of Richard Wolfe, sometimes Tintneron Laoit 
Hill near Old Fish Street London, but if no executor can be found then raj 
will is that the said sword and money he delivered to Thome Wolfe, It 
father of the said Richard Wolfe, dwelling at Norton by Dainntr.- 
either five and twenty shillings or the sword at his discretion. To the i 
of I*ong Boughby thirty pounds, to be disposed of for their benefit, 
ing to the discretion of my cousin Gifford Watkyn, or hia deputy. 
one twelve months after that the said money shall ba paid into his hands i 
An.) the money shall not ba put out to usury after the rate of eight in 
hundred <k.c. I give nnd bequeath unto my nncle William Hale and 
aunt Roase to each of them five pounds to buy them rings, as asreiill take 
of my love and thankfuln thett for their especial care of me 

my y»uth, whom I pray God eternally to bless. To my cousin Rtchi 
Walcott five pounds to buy him a ring. To my cousin John Watkyn 
pounds to buy him a nag. To my cousin Gifford Watkyn of Watford 
pounds. And whereas he saith he oweth me ten pounds I freely for 
him. To my cousin Elizabeth Watkyn, his wife, twenty pounds. To Of 
cousiu Elizabeth Watkyn. Ml daughter, ten pounds. To Abigail Walk;* 
his sister, forty shillings. To Wenifrido Reeve, his sinter, forty shillings. 

ft. in I m and bequeath unto Mr. .John Ireton of East Hadden lonf | 
shillings to buy him a ring. To Katherine Ireton. wife unto the said Jcii 
Ireton, forty shillings to buy her a ring. To my god daughter Elirshdi 
Ireton, his daughter, forty shillings. Item I give and bequeath unto Mi* 
Anne Washington mother unto y* aforenamed Katherine Ireton forty sWr 
lings to buy her a ring. To Mr. Bourne, minister of East Hadden. fort* 
shillings. To Mr. John Stringer and Mary his wife, to each of them forty j 
shillings, to buy them rings. I give and bequeath three hundred poun" 
uuto my sister Eliza Walerhowse her children, which money I will shall b* 
paid out of my lease of Long Boughby, no soon as it shall arise out of 
profits "1 ni\ land, provided always that the King's rent be first paid out ( 
the profit* of my hind before this or any other legacy whatsoever. M\ 
is that these former legacies which I have given and bequeathed shall be 
paid out of the profits of mv lease at Boughby, in order as they arc »l 
down, unless my brother William Watkyn do otherwise agree with the 

Eartiea. The remainder of my Lease shall be wholly to the benefit 
eboof of my brother William or his assigns. And I constitute ami i 
him sole executor. I appoint and desire my cousin Richard Waloot 
London and my cousin Gifford Watkyn of Watford overseers for the pC* 
formance of this my last will nnd testament. 

Northampton Wills, Book OE, 1626-50, 273. 

[The pedigree of Wfttkyn is to be found In the Visitation of London, lCSMi 
while that of Ireton, showing the connection with Watklu, appears In the VI* 
lions of Northamptonshire , Oathiriijc Washington was the yo 

(probubly) of the cliihlren of Hobert Washington of Sulgravc by hb : 
prlfi anne (Fiaber). Her brother Robert was living at Eaat 11. i 
probablv. her mother also, who is referred to iu the above will. — Humi f- 


[ISTORK :al and genealogical 


JULY, 1893. 


>mas Ricker Lambert was a eon of William and Abigail 

r) Lambert, and was bom at South Berwick, Maine. July 2, 

1)9. Ilia father, William Lambert, a eou of Thomas and Applna 

je) lumbal, was born at Rowley, Massachusetts, July 22, 

12, and was graduated at Dartmouth College in 1798. lie 

law with the Hon. Dudley Hubbard of South Berwick, and 

led in practice there. After muny yeare he went to Gloucester, 

chuaetta, where he died December 1 1, 1824. 
nomas K. Lambert was the seventh generation in descent from 
■' Lambert, an early settler of Rowley, Mass., who was 
a freeman of the colony of Massachusetts Bay, May 13, 
through Thomas 8 and wife Ednah Northend ; Thomas' and 
i Sarah ; Thomas 4 ; Thomas* and wife Apphia Guge, and William, 
re-named, his father, whose wife was Abigail, daughter of Capt. 
lezcr Kicker, of Rollinsford, New Hampshire. 
fe studied at the South Berwick and Exeter academies, intending 
loiter Dartmouth College, of which institution his father was a 
te ; but receiving an appointment as a cadet in the United 
Military Academy at West Point, he exchanged his intended 
te course for a military education. Ill health compelled him 
rign his cadettfhip. He then began the study of law in the 
of the Hon. Levi Woodbury, of Portsmouth, N. H., and 
led with him till the spring of 1831, when Mr. Woodbury 
called by President Jackson to his cabinet as Secretary of 
sXavy. Mr. I>ambert finished his studies in the office of the Hon. 
l-artlett. He was admitted to the bar in 1832, and com- 
thc practice of the law in Great Falls, N. H. " His debut 
U the Strafford bar was an argument in a breach of marriage con- 
in 1*33, in Dover, which he brought for a lady, and won his 
vol. 26 

294 Thomas Bicker Lambert. [July 

case. A contemporary says : ' It was Mr. Lambert's first argu- 
ment in a court of justice, and as such gave assurance of his futon 
eminence as a successful and eloquent advocate.' "* 

After practising his profession for a short time, he studied theol- 
ogy with the Rev. G. W. Olney of Maine, and became a candidate 
for orders in the Episcopal Church. In 1834, Mr. Woodbury, who 
was then Secretary of the Navy, appointed him a chaplain in the 
Navy. In 1836, he was ordained by the Bight Rev. Alexander 
Viet e Griswold, D.D., bishop of the Eastern Diocese. 

After his appointment in the Navy, he made many voyages ia 
government vessels and saw much of the world. He served under 
Commodores Wads worth and Rousseau and Capt. Wilkinson in tin 
frigates Brandy wine, Constitution and Columbia. During one of 
his vacations he instituted the parish of St. Thomas, at Dover, 
N. H. In a later and longer leave of absence he officiated as rector 
of Grace Church, New Bedford, Mass., for about four years, ending 
in 1845. He then resumed his chaplaincy in the Navy, serving it 
the Navy Yard in Charlestown. After ten years of service bo 
resigned the chaplaincy and became rector of St. John's Church, ii 
the same city. Here he officiated for twenty-eight years, resigning 
the rectorship in 1884, when he was nearly seventy-five years old. 
The later years of his life were passed in retirement, free from tte 
cares of a parish. He was a member of the Standing Committee of 
the diocese of Massachusetts, and held the position at his death. 

Dr. Lambert received the honorary degree of Master of Arte ■. 
1845 from Brown University, and the same degree from Trinitf' 
College in 1852. The degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology wti 
conferred upon him in 1863 by Columbia College. 

lie was an honored member of the Masonic fraternity. His friend, 
the Hon. Charles Levi Woodbury, of Boston, son of the Hon. Leri 
Woodbury, wrote a sketch of Dr. Lambert's life, which was printed 
in the Proceedings of the Council of Deliberation of the Ancient 
and Accepted Scottish Rite, June 28, 1892 (pp. 55-8). Mr. 
Woodbury sketches his career as a Mason as follows : — 

At the age of twenty-one, in 1830, he was initiated in Libanus Lodger 
Great Falls, N. II. In the same year he was made a Royal Arch BIsmb 
in Belknap Chapter, Dover, N. H. He received the orders of Knighthool 
in De Witt Clinton Commandery, Knights Templars, Portsmouth, N. H» 
He held various offices in these organizations, and in 1848 was Chaplain of 
the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire. Oct. 24, 1849, he became a meo- 
ber of De Moliiy Commandery, of Massachusetts; was its Prelate NO 
years; in 1851, was elected its Generalissimo, and was its Commander i> 
1853, 1854 and 1855. During the same period he was Chaplain of tht 
Massachusetts Lodge, of St. Paul's Chapter, and for six years — 1850, *51» 
'52, '53, '54, '58 — was Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. Hi 
was the Prelate of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templars for 

• Sketch or Dr. Lambert by Col. John T. Heard, in the Proceedings of the Onud 
Lodge of Massachusetts, Dec. 30, 1873, pp. 361-3, 


Th&m'ts Richer Lambert. 

nisetts and Rhode Island; and was Grand I' lite of the Genera) 

Encampment of (In 

^K Lambert advanced through (he degrees of the Scottish Rite until Ji 

lie was crowned a Sovereign Inspector General of the 33d 
degree. In 1879 he woe appointed Grand Prior of the Supreme CouooQ 
for the Northern Jurisdiction of the United States, and performed its duties 
for about six years. 

Dr. Lambert delivered a Fourth of July oration at Great Falls 

in 1833; an address before tin- Seaman's Widow and Orphan So- 

ry at Salem in 1842, and another before the New lied lord Fort 

Society in 1843. " lie waa the orator of the Literary Societies of 

Krown University at its annual Commencement in 1845. He 

delivered also several lyoeum lectures. His principal published 

arses have been two on the Rebellion, one on his decade as 

of St. John's Church, and another on the death of his senior 

arden. Peter Hubbell."* 

Mr. Woodbury, whose sketch of Dr. Lambert has been quoted, 
famished al my request the following reminiscences : — 

JJostox. May 15, I 
Dear Sir : — When I lir-t knew Dr. Lambert, he bad left West 
and entered my father's office as a student at law (I should say it 
is 1830); he was a slender, bandtonM blonde, about eighteen yeai 
, very fair, as I remember, and of polished and graceful manners but 
I do not remember any very special anecdotes of aim then, 
Jb forty or fifty years after be used to tell in i hnmorotu way some 
[•boat me; but I remember quite well talking often to him about lift 
I incidents at West Point. Later onward, when he hud studied divinity 
lev. Dr. Olney, and had received the appointment of chaplain in 
navy. I ofteti mot him at my father* « house in Wellington, where he 
a valued visitor and friend, and have heard him describe the inril. m- 
impressioiiR of his voyages up the Mediterranean. He had visited the 
v Lend in the party of Hon. Lewis Cass, then minister of the United 
. who with his family bed been passengers in Commodore 
itt's flagship to the Levant-, and hail left her fur this excursion. I am 
sure v. made the entire trip through with them, fbf 

several friends in the party, and can not n v. iii tinguisb what I 
ed from each. 

■. Larab«rt had been stationed on the flagship, but at a late tune in 1 1 ■ , 
was transferred to the schooner of the fleet ; but whether Governor 
were then on the frigate, I do not recall. The Levant 
not then a thronged thoroughfare for ocean steamers, and he who had 
upon Olympus, Marathon and the Acropolis, had cruised through 
des of Greece, ami \v.u\ breathed the air of Palestine, or swung at 
in Acre and Rhodes, was a Palmer, a Hadji, or perhaps a Crusader 
the eyes of ns stay-at-home W.-nU-in folk, who realised thai ligbl came 
from the East, and sought to gather more of its sparkle* from the interest- 
kg conversation of one as apt to receive itud as willing to communicate to 
friends as die Doctor. 

■ Joen T. Heard'* sketch. 


Thomas Ricktr Lambert. 


Year* after this, when on a furlough be had taken charge of a parish 
New Bedford, I met him there, thu same kind ami charming gentleman 
bad always been, and ma I soon found endeared to hi* parish for his Chr 
ian virtues and beloved for his sympathetic and social graces. Later 
when he bad removed to Charlestown, we saw much more of each 
for we had tie* that drew us closer. 

I must not forego to say that when my father lay dying, wasting by 
degrees, at Portsmouth. Dr. Lambert visited him as a friend, admiuii 
what of spiritual aid tho mission of the church is to give, participated 
the funeral services, and my mother and her children gratefully 
the consolation which his kiudly and long friendship dicuted in our 

As to his sorrowing Masonic brethren. I havu expressed on record 
opinion of his high character, talents and services; a repetition is noti 
here. lie was always good, faithful and loveahle- 
1 am very truly yours, 

('has. Levi Woodbubt. 

I will supplement this with another quotation from Mr. W< 
bury'a sketch : — 

The intellectual abilities of Dr. Lambert were of a high order, and 
persuasive eloquence was reinforced by choice gleanings in the wide fie 
of observation that had been spread before him in his pilgrimage of " 
It cannot be said that onr deceased friend was ambitious of fame or 
His own family connections with statesmen distinguished in our ana 
during the last third of a century, would have opened avenues had he 
ed to enter them; but be sought no other paths than those he trod, I 
formed no aspirations that would bend him from the choice his reason 
his heart had made. 

Another friend of Dr. Lambert, Geo. A. Gordon, A. 
Recording Secretary of the New-England Historic Genealogic 
Society, furnishes me with this estimate of his character: 

Dr. Lamlwrt was of a genial presence and agreeable manner. In 
acta of huiuhlu benevolence ami unostentatious piety he passed a long 
in which he filled various important stations with fidelity, ability, rectit 
and uprightness. Hu was beloved by his associates and honored with 
wide respect of every community among whom he was resiib 
ness and candor were unitod to a spirit of military firmness. In defence 
his conception of truth, he was a tower of strength, yet, we think, he 
not dispute high things for mere victory. If his arguments failed of 
viction from ungenial soil, he never attempted to break the stub!. 

In 1855, Dr. Lambert married Sirs. Jane Stnndish Colby, 
New Bedford, a daughter of Hon. John Avery Parker and widow 
the Hon. Harrison G. O. Colby, of New Bedford. Mrs. Land; 
died some years before her husband. Their son, William Tin 
Lambert, was born in Charlestown, January 28, 1856; and is 
living in Boston.* 

• Besides tho sketches by Cot. Heard ami Judge Woodbury, quoted In this sketch, ' 
notice of Dr. Umijeit in Band's " One ot a Thousand " lias been used la prepsrlsf ' 

Oen. Nathaniel Peabody. 



I [A. MI'S! I IKK. 

Br Wiujaij C. Todd, Riq., of Atkinson. N. H. 

One of the most eminent men in the early history of New Hump- 
as a state was Gen. Nathaniel Pcabody, whose reputation was 
>nal, and whoee services were of great value at a trying [ 
deserve to l>e recalled to this generation by whom lie il little 
iowii even by name. 

He was born in TopafieM, Mass., March 1, 1741. His father 

Jacob Pea body, a physician, and his mother was Susannah 

sgers, a daughter of Rev. John Rogers, for fifty years minister of 

ttfbrd, an adjoining town. He never attended school, but received 

1 and professional education from his father, who died 

jen he was eighteen years of age. When only about twenty years 

be settled in Atkinson, N. H., then a part of Plaiatow, as a 

i m, where he married, March 1, 1763, Abigail, daughter of 

! Little. 

Active, energetic, with a mind easily mastering every subject to 
lich he devoted himself, he soon gained eminence in his profes- 
and many young men resorted to him for study. But not 
onal duties, i became interested in 

ril and military affairs, for a critical period in our history was 
>roaching. He was commissioned a justice of the peace and 
tm, April 30, 1771, by Gov. John Wentworth, aud, Oct. 27, 
74. as licut. -colonel of the 7th Regiment. In Dec 1771, he 
lent with Majar Sullivan, Capt. John Langdon, Josiah Bartlett, 
id others, who assaulted Fort William and Mary, eniifiued the 
lin and five men, and took one hundred barrels of powder, 
convention of forty towns of Massachusetts ami .New 1 lamp- 
was held, Nov. 26, 177*5, at the house of Major Joseph Var- 
| in Dracut, at which he was a delegate from Atkinson, and 
rat chosen clerk. The object was to discuss the state of affair- 
lerally, but especially the condition of the currency and the high 

of the necessities of life. 
He was chosen, Dec. 1776, to represent Atkinson and Plaistow 
the General Court, where he was made chairman of important 
jmittecs. He was appointed one of the "Committee of Safety " 
ith such men as Mescheek Weare, Nicholas Gilman, Josiah Bart- 
John Dudley, and others — a committee given almost supreme 




Gtn. Nathnnitt Ptnbody. 


Jewish Bartlett and Nathaniel I Vabody were appointed, July 18, 
1777, to meet delegates from Massachusetts, abode [eland, Coi 
necticut and New York, at Springfield, in regard to paper moi 
and its depreciation, and the same year he was made adjutant gi 
era! of militia. He and Josiah Bartlett were sent to Bennington 
look after the New Hampshire soldiers who had served at Benninjj 
ton and Tironderoga. 

The Continental Congress recommended that a convention shot 
be held at New Haven, Jan. 15, I778 l "to regulate the price 
labor, imported commodities &c." of which convci 
man and Robert Treat Paine were members, and Natli ibodr 

and Jonathan Blanchnrd were appointed to represent New Hamp- 
shire. I le was elected a member of the Continental Congress, 
25, 1779, and took his seat June 22. 

The high price of merchandise and the depreciation of the currency, 
by which our army operations were retarded and general di 
pr-i winced, were a cause of great anxiety at that time, and he 
selected to meet other commissioners at Philadelphia, in Jan. 1 7m', 
to devise means of relief. In 1780 the country was appar< 
the brink of ruin," and he was appointed, April I with 

others, by Congress, a committee to go to Morriatown and inresth 
gate any wrongs in the management of the army, and correct the 
He wrote several letters of much ability to the President of Conj 
as the result of his inquiries. Fur this service, and for his dtli^ 
in the discharge of his duties as a member of Congress, he receiv*! 
the commendation of such men as Richard Henry Inse and Jc 
Langdon. Ill health compelled his resignation in Nov. 1780. 
June 1781, however, he was again appointed a delegate to 
gres», but he did not take his seat. It may be that he was 
by the long journey to the seat of Congress, for lie wa» that 
year a member of the New Hampshire House of Representative 
and also in 1782 and 1783. 

In 1784 he was a member of the New Hampshire Convention I 
frame a constitution, and was chairman of the committee that drew 
it up. He was a member of the House in 1784. and also ehotea 
counsellor by both branches in convention. In 1785 he was 
representative and senator by the people, and counsellor by 
legislature. He was a member of the House in 17*7, 17 
In 17 ',n.i he was a member of the Senate, and was appointed with 
Jeremiah Smith and .John Samuel Sherburne to revise the laws, 
they may be "compiled in one volume," a marked complin 
tainly, to one not a lawyer. In 171)1 he was elected state senator! 
and was vice-president of the convention to revise the constitution. 
In 1792 he was Benntor for Rockingham County, and in 1793 be 
was a member of the House and was elected speaker. He was ap- 
pointed major general of militia the same year. In 179*) he was * 
representative, the last time he was a member of any legislative body 
where he had hod such continuous service. 


Gen. Nathaniel Pcabody. 


After that he held no public office unless as justice of the peace 
quorum, his commission for which was renewed with hut few 
liuiuna till 1821. He was not an old man, and his mental and 
physical powers had been in no way impaired, hut he had become 
financially embarassed, and the modern ease of extrication had not 
been invented. It seems strange at this period of indiscriminate 
pensions thnt one so distinguished for his services should have spent 
the twenty closing years of his life in Exeter jail for debt. He had, 
bowcvi.-r. what was termed the "limits of the jail-yard," which al- 
lowed him free communication over a large part of the town, and to 
■one extent he practised hie profession. 

The Rev. Dr. Bouton, bo familiar with New Hampshire history, 
said of him : " By turns he held almost every position of honor and 
trust in the state, nud cau truly be called one of the must disting- 
uished men of his time." John Farmer said of him: "At the time 
be was speaker his influence was so great that by mesne of two or 
three associates he ruled the state." He hail much wit and power 
of ridicule, so effective in debate. 

He was a friend of education, and did much to establish Atkinson 
Academy, one of the oldest in the state. He was one of tin.- founders 
of the New Hampshire Medical Society. In recognition of his ser- 
vices in the cause of education and in so many positions of trust, 
Dartmouth College, in 1791, conferred on him the degree of Master 
of Arts. 

; was an excellent horseman, fond of dress and parade, and 
he journeyed had fine horses and n servant, which in the end 
to his bankruptcy. 

It is not the modern custom in biography to allude to any defects, 

i popular writer of such works once said to the writer : * You 

t not turn a man out into the world naked." A regard for 

wever, compels me to add that old persons who knew I rCfl 

•body, while not questioning his ability and the value of his ser- 

i, have spoken much of his lack of integrity, his business trickery, 

his religious skepticism. 

» home in Atkinson was the house nearest the brick meeting 

Ex-(Jov. Bell, in his excellent history of Exeter, states 

he lived there "on the eastern side of the river, oof far from 

Great bridge." He died at the great ngc of 82, June 27, 1823. 

wife survived him several years. They had no children. 

Jr most of the facts in this sketch, the writer is indebted to John 

who wrote so much and so well about men and events con- 

with the early history of New Hampshire. 


Inscriptions at St. Augustine, Florida. 



TEDS graveyard is just without the old north gate of the town, 
has for its southern boundary the town ditch or moat, eastws 
the shell road, a continuation of George St. northward, and no 
and west the grounds of the large (Saint) San MarOO Hotel. Tt 
lota outside (west side of its north-west corner) of the nearly squ 
area of the yard proper are burial hits (one or both) for Jews, 
containing no inscribed stones. The fence of the graveyard prop 
is of poets and boards, the entrance gate un its east side being uiaiolj 
of wrought iron nnd upheld by cement posts. A hedge, additia 
ally, of low cedars runs along nnd intuit its east line. Scaltt 
about « (thin are various planted trees, the cedar predon 
of which an htrmJfar mentioned as oecuring close to graves. 

yard and its contents are in very fair condition, though I am 
without u care taken. 

The. |if| following, of the occupants of graves covered with 
scribed stones, ia complete. I have also noticed the graves int 
by fencing, or oninseribed boards, or stones, wherever su 
The rows are somewhat irregular — being out of a straight line 
that they allow of the insertion of half rows. A good many 
graves are without monuments. Home of winch must contain 
bodies, if one may guess from the quite long list of int. »i 
tween 1877 and 1884. During the latter year, the yard wao nn&ify 
closed as a place of interment. The previous list, or lists, of bi 
I am told by Mr. (J. T. Bunting, a resident of the town, was,' 
were, destroyed during the war. Many colored people, their grai 
unmarked with nn exception or two. lie in this yard. 

Since this yard was closed l'rotestants have buried in I 
terv on the outskirts of New, or West, St. Augustine. Tbe 
Catholic cemetery on Cordova St. within the ancient town line* il 
perhaps about the size of the old Protestant yard, but how it 
contain the dead of 300 years, almost or quite, without placing I 
from 2 to 10 deep, I can hardly see. The new Catholic 
is outside the old gate, some distance, and to the east of the 
road. Near the Army Barracks (on St. Francis St.), south end 
town, and connected therewith, a walled grareyard holds the 
of the Dade massacre, and a number of soldiers that have died 
this post. An old graveyard, supposed to have been used by 
Indians, perhaps those converted by the Catholic missionaries, is I 


1893.] Inscriptions at St. Augustine, Florida. 301 

oovered by the Lynn House, south side of the Plaza. This ran out 
into the street, bounding the plaza on the south side. 

In making the following list I began copying at the south end of 
the rows and worked northwardly. The commencement of Row 1 
k in the yard's south-east corner. The work of copying was done 
•arly spring, 1892, and was reviewed February, 1893. 

B. Frank Leeds. 

<S- Augustine, Flo. 

Row I. 
Cromwell G. son of William and S. A. George died in Palatka, Fla. 
Oct 20, 1881. Aged 5 years 18 days. 
This grave is about 7 feet from the sooth fence of the yard. 

Godfrey Foster, born Mcb. 4, 1818, died Sep. 8, 1879. 
This and the preceding stone near each other and nearly alike. 

Flora Fairbanks, dan r of C. & G. Foster, died Feb. 10, 1879, aged 25 
Marble upright head and foots tone. 

My husband P. 0. Craddock born Sep. 22, 1824— died Jan. 8, 1884. 
White marble head and f ootstone and wooden curbing. 

s . The four above graves are in the south-east corner of the yard — lot apparently 
Lpss H to 40 feet north and south, 9 to 10 feet east and west, paling fence partly 

Mrs. Mary T. Smith a native of Liberty Co., Georgia, died at St Au- 
.jsrtine April 27, 1860. Aged 77 years. Stone erected by her daughter. 
Marble upright head and f ootstone. 

Bow 3. 
An enclosed child's grave with four substantial posts and 3 rails on each 
no monument. 

Mary Almyr Mickler, died Aug' 7, 1882. 

This grave has a wooden headboard, and stands north-east of the two Mcckler 
tares in the adjoining row, 4. 

Row 4. 

Doctor W* Robertson — by his only child. 
Mrs. Ann Robertson — by her only child. 

Lot close against the south fence of the yard — 9 feet by 9 feet, raised a foot 
above the general surface and entirely covered with coqnina and cement. A 
Tat lion railing enclosed the two raised tombs each with a broad white slab 
placed horizontally atop. 

Next the above lot northwardly a wooden curbed grave — no monument. 

302 Itueriptitmt at St. Augustine, Florida. [Jury, 

Captain Robert Miekler— who was bora at S* Mary"*, Georgia the 7* of 
May 1800. and died at S* Augustine, Fbh, 9* Dec 1848. Aged 48 yam, 
7 mos.. 2 days. 

A horizontal marble slab on cemented foundation— « cedar at north-east cor- , 

James A Miekler. died Jan. 29, 1878. Aged 53 years. A native of j 

St. Mary's. Georgia. j 

Upright wooden head and footboard adjoins preceding northward. ■ 

Mrs. 0. Howes of New Haven, Coon., died May 29, 1883. 
A headboard in a lot with slatted curbing 2 feet high. 

Mow 6. 

A large lot with cemented curb and paling fence above enclosing 3 gravel 
— two adults and a child between ; each grave with a cemented curbing and 
3 cemented horizontal stones (apparently) at head. No inscriptions. 

Nancy Pinkham, died Jan. 31, 1876, aged 73 year*. Erected by her 
niece S.J. Mitchell. 

Sallie Pinkham, died Sept. 11, 1875, aged 69 yean. Erected by bar 
niece S. J. Mitchell. 

Each of the Pinkham graves has erect marble head and foot stones on brie* 
foundation. A large osage orange to the north of the S. Pinkham grave. 

George H. Emery, died July 30, 1880, aged -0 years. 

Only one figure of the age decipherable — doubtless an adult. Wrought una 
fence in good condition, set in a cement foundation, under gate an iron pttt. 
with the name Emery. 

Lot 10 by 15 with paling fence around, contains several graves— oof- 
marked by a large cross — another by a small headstone with the letters A 
T. on it. Two large cedars, one at the north-east corner of the lot, tie 
other at the foot of the cross-marked grave. A 3d small cedar at the loft 
north-west corner. 

To my husband John Manucy, born Dec. 24, 1820, died Oct 20, 1879 — 
aged 59 yrs. 9 mos. 27 days. 
White marble head and f ootstone and white marble curbing. 

An adult's grave with coquina head and footstone, both low. 6 feet north 
of the Manucy grave and east of the Whilden grave. 

Dr. J. Hume Simons. 

Lot with paling fence around — the size of one grave, and nailed to paling si 
head of grave a heart-shaped shield with zinc plate nailed to it containing abort 

1893.] Will of Mrs. Margaret Hawtayne. 303 

A fond father and mother have caused this stone to be erected to the 
Memory of their dutiful and affectionate son Edward S. Robinson, who de- 
part* this life 21" Oct. 1821 ag d 20 y. 1 m. 8d. 

A large cedar west of the broad marble upright headstone. 

Samuel Fleischman, son of Dirk and Elizabeth Fleischman born 6 th Feb. 
1807, died 18 Oct. 1821. 

Horizontal marble slab broken in two at centre, rests on brick foundation 
with marble comers. 

North of the above a coquina block with a depression for vertical head- 
line which is absent. 

[To be continued.] 


Communicated by George H. Hawtatnb, Esq., of Demarara, British Guiana. 

The following notes of the will of Margaret Hawtayne, the 
daughter of Lawrence Washington, mayor of Northampton and 
^grantee of Sulgrave, an ancestor of the president, may be of interest 
-to those to whom any information as to the Washington family is of 

Margaret Hawtaine of Easington in the parish Bauburie widdowe. Will 
dated 16 April 1616. To be buried at Bauburie. Give to the poor of 
Bauburie ten pounds. Bequests to Mr Wheatley minister of Banburie mr 
Harries* minister of Han well Mr Lea Mr Shorte Mr Lancaster and Mr 
Cleaver. Her daughter Wallopp and her eldest sonue Oliver Wallopp and 
her daughters Dorothy Mary and Martha. Her son Edward Hawtaine, 
her eldest son Henrie and Thomas his eldest son and Mary his eldest 

Legacies to Robert HumphreyeB of Banburie William Cooper of Ban- 
burie and to Richard Howse Thomas Burrowes and David Lawley servants 
of her son Henry. Her godson Thomas son of the aforesaid Richard 

* "Mr Harries," minister of Han well, mentioned In Mrs. Hawtayne's will, was doubtless 
"Doctor Robert Harris pastor of Hanweli near Banbury in Oxfordshire and afterwards 
Resident of Trinity College Oxford to which he was appointed in the futal year 1648 hav- 
kg before been one of the Assembly of Divines but not by any means an Enemy to King 
CMrles the first as appears from his 8ermon before the House of Commons May 25 1642. 
(Letter of Rev. W. Hawtayne. Rawliuson MS. Bodleian, B 76, 42 b.). 

Dr. Robert Harris's son, Dr. Maiachi Harris, rector of Farthinghoe, Northamptonshire, 
had been chaplain to Mary, Princess of Orange, mother of King William III., to whom 
he taught the English tongue at the Hague in Holland. At bis return to England, be was 
■■de one of the chaplains of his Majesty King Charles II. His daughter Katharine mar- 
ried the Rev. Wm. Hawtayne, also rector of Farthinghoe, father of the Rev. Wm. Haw- 

9 rue, rector of Idelstree, now Elstree, Hertfordshire, and chaplain to the regiment of 
eleb Fusileers, then (1701) in Germany and Flanders, whoso letter is quoted above. 


Will of Mr 9. Margaret JTaictayne. 


Howse. Tier daughter Hawtaine's servants Elizabeth Porter Mary 
Jane Allcoeke 

Residue to Henrie her eldest son and sole executor. 

Witnesses Henrie Hawtaine Mary Hawtaiue Thomas Burrowea 
Law ley 

Will proved in the Peculiar of Banbury 27 September I CI 6 by the i 
Henrie sole executor. 

Sum total of Inventory j£399. 17. 8. 

Margaret Hawtaine. or Hawtayne, was the widow of Gerard Hawtayne, 
scribed in the HentldV Visitation nf I..: ; ■ Iaij, anil also of 

which place* are In Banbury. "\fnMi; k bailed 19 Jane 168*. 

was the rod and heir of Edward llawtajne ami Margery, daughter of Je 
Crocker of Hooknorton. 

Oernnl Hawthen (the name suffers curious changes) sold to Henry « 
the manor of Bebford Gowcr (now Slbford Gore) Lq the parish of Si 
Co. Oxon, or the capital messuages called the " Bury Farme." where the 
Gerard II. then dwelt, tin > having been conveyed by Robert Sape. 
Co. Huntingdon, to one James Loiijrworth. who sold them to Edward Ha* 

Jent.. father of (.errunl. Chancery proceedings were taken 14 Nov. 
obnson, to recover the deed from " one Margaret Hawtii of ' 

Martrarel, in her answer, avail* herself of the ambiguity of the complaint pi 
by JobnaoQ, and points out "that she knowcth nut of the sale * * ' 
understand. th nut the hill <>t Complaint * * for that she. standeth seized lai 
of the Messuages by Henry Johnson's own ahewinge, and heshoweth 
which of them be alledgeth Gerrard Hawthen to have bargained and 
him and his Ileirvs nor wbother his Helms tooke jointly* as a purchase, orl 
the feoffment was In fee simple cannot be clearly knowne by the said [ 
How the matter ended I have not been ahle to ascertain. 

In 1588 <July 23) a commission was issued to Edward Hawten. the 
and Thorn, a creditor of Gerrard Hawten of Banbury, deceased. 

Margaret Hawtaine's "deughtet WaBopp" was Margery, the wrtfe of. 
Wallop of Bugbrookc,* Northamptonshire, whose children were live In L 
Margnr i Hi --on Edward died without issue, and is mentioned In 

will of his brother llenry (1818) u "living not in England." Henry Hawi 
the eldest son of Margaret and Gerrard, described as of Bai 
to hold of John Bishop of Lincoln, by Indenture dated 12 i MS, 

.John Kra.inlil-hp,t arable landn demesne in the Acids of Colthorpt* < HanB 
ji to the manor of Banbury or Ecdngton (.range, near Bai 
:n axnirattOD of a former lease made to Wm. Pearson, 7 Ma. 
VII: i of 60 years. Henry married M irv. fourth 

nf sir John Doyley of I'hlsselhamptos, Co. Oxon, and Ursnla, sister of Sir 
With the exception of a reference to Close Roll, 3 James I., when 
that •• Laurence Washington de Soulgravo gent, owes to Thomas Ad) 
Over Wiiu hiiiton Mucks yeoman ilfu pounds IHjany 1005," I do 
have other memoranda relating to the WashiiiKlous, I haw. how. 
slderable store of notes as to my own faun 

persons whose uanu-i are no doubt bona- by A uu-rican cousins of the | 
LnviWM Washington was admitted to Gray's Inn 1571. Gray's Inn 
I Register, p. G09. The will of Mary Bcswlckc of Spelmondon I 
Aug. 1868, speaks of her grandfather William Beswlcke, who married Ma 
Washington (Waters, p. 39), and of bcr coxin Mr. Henry Uaughton (aau 
vurialion of spelling), the son of Margaret Washington and Gurranl Uayl 

• Br Indenture 30 Nor. 8 Jamr* I. (1610) Samuel Maanwll or the Middle Temple L 
don in cormidomtlon of £8700 conveyed to Honry Hawtayne ibe manor of Bug brooks i 
Bndbrooke Nortlinnu, and a bouse called Palmer's bouse, 

t John Franrlitsbe's daughter married Hi. Imr.l Dnnvcrt. Their son John Daman I 
described a» of Colthorpc, BaiiUnry. Bib son. Sir Wm. Dan vers of Colthorpc, vat I 
Justice of tine Couimuu Float, and died 1604. 

Willi™ mu. 



Br Samuel C. Clauxk, B«q., of Marietta, Georgia. 
[Concluded frvm pug* 133] 

February, 1812, Governor Hull being in Washington, war 

lli England imminent, and the Indians threatening llie people of 

.in, he urged the n of troops at Detroit to keep the 

rape* in check. President Madison accordingly called upon the 

rernor of Ohio for twelve hundred militia for that serviiv. and 

lor Hull was asked to lead them to Detroit. He declined, 

that he did not wish for any military appointment. Col. 

»g»bury was then ordered to the command, but was taken sick, 

was unable to go. Governor Hull being ngain approached, 

- anxiety for the safety of the territory, in an evil hour 

I the command, with the rank of brigadier general, and re- 

"ffice of governor, with the understanding that in case 

rar he was to he released from command, 

iry Clay and other congressmen were asserting that Canada, iu 

rich England, could easily be conquered! but GoTUrnOf 

II, knowing the difficulties of that enterprise, was less sanguine. 

Canadian militia were twenty times as numerous as those of 

ligun, and the force of I3riti«li troops in Canada was equal to 

ie whole regular army of the United States in 1812. Be- 

which, there was a strong British fleet on the lakes, and the 

rteans had only one brig, which was still on the stocks. 

>r Hull icdly warned his government of the necessity 

naTal force, as whoever commanded the lakes commanded the 

bo! nothing was done. 
hia Memoirs of his campaign, General Hull writes as follows : 

nvinced that the force entrusted to my command was sufficient for 
lontier and the security of the Territory while we 
at pesos wiih (.reat Britain; and knowing that I had communicated 
laseamree, in my opinion, would be necessary in the event of war, 
communication!! had been approved by the government, I had little 
U respect to any consequences which might hare attended my 

*eral Hull found the three Ohio regiments of militia, 1200 
lg, wholly undisciplined, half clothed, and so badly armed that 
waa obliged to provide blankets and ammunition, and hire 
)rers to repair the muskets ; this at his own expense, for the ad- 
ii lnul provided him with no available funds. 
At Urbana, Ohio, on the 1st of June, three hundred regulars 
fender Col. Miller joined his force, without whose assistance the 
yol. xlvh. 27 


William J full. 


militia could not Imvc been marched to Detroit, as they were 

from the start, from colonels to private*. General Hull cut a 

tary road lor about 200 miles through the wilderness town 

in twenty days. Bridges, block houses and causeways were 

The rapids of the Miami, where Toledo now stands, was 

on the 30th of dune. War bad been declared hv Congress oo 

but no news of it had reached General Hull. 
British port at Maiden had been officially notified 
before, and as asserted by Jobfl Armstrong in hit Notices of the 
of 1S12, under the. frank of the American Secretary 

At the repldi of the Miami, the invalids of the army, with 
gage, stores and important papers, were put on hoard a soli 
lit. Iu peeling the British port of Maiden tl 

Captured, and thus the Hr-t disaster of the u whs di 

caused bv the negligence ol the authorities at Washington. < 

5th the troops and t Geo. Hull reached Detroit, after one of 

moat rapid and mcceserul marches ever made by an American fa 
throagh the wilderness — the hitter part of it in the face of a Brit 

force mi the lake, with sw Indiana in the woods, 

j..jrtiinity for an attack. But constant vigil. mce pievenk-di 

On the 12th of July, General Ilull, in obedience tM instructs 
crossed the river into Canada, with about one thousand effecth 
bis forces diinini.-hed by garrison! left in the block houses 

sickness among the militia, prisoners taken in th- 
at Maiden, and by the mutinous spirit in the army, which 
nearly 800 men |0 refOSQ U) CIOSI the river. 

DeraJ Hull establisbed his camp at Sandwich, opposite Del 
and proposed to attack Maiden, hut no siege guns had !>een pi 
for, and when he proposed an assault, offering to lead it him* 
only Colonel Miller would answer- for the conduct of his regime 
now reduced by sickness to 2<J0 men, the othei tee, 

Arthur and Finley, although they ami their men had I wen nil 
for an attack, now lust all stomach for it. So it became ueceasar 
wait till guns could he brought from Detroit, and have 
made for them. Iu the meantime detachments w 
different directions, to observe the enemy, and to procure Bi 
Some encounters took place, in which the militia generally 
haved, and were defeated with some loss. 

General Hull issued a proclamation to the Canadii 
proved by his government, and afterwards disavowed, the author 
of which paper, many years after the death of Gen. Hull, n 
for Lewis Cass. On the 20th of June, Henry Dearborn, the 
mander-in-chief, had been directed by William Eusti>. Secretary 
War, to cooperate with Hull's army of invasion, hut he did not hit 
Orders were repeated, with no result, lie still remained iu 
watching the Federalists. July 9th the Secretary sent pc 
orders : " Go to Albany or to the lake." 

William Hull. 


Dearborn at Boston replied to these order*. July 13th, a few hours after 
H'» army, six I iilcs uway. crowed the Detroit into Canada, and 

Jletiged Ul6 whole Uncivil force on the lakes; I mc pu.*l I have 

in in a »erj aupleasant sit u ation, being at a loss to detannlna whether 

ho sea coast." 
July. id already fo»en a fortnight on British soil, a weak 

he wrote that his succes* depended on cooperation from Niagara, ibe 
f force at Niagara consisted ol New York militia — while the 

Department I ok H fbi granted that Niagara w$ 
i in In* command. The government therefore expa 
ith a force which it knew did not at the outset exceed two thousand 
es. to march two hundred miles, constructing a road as be went, to 
jaon Detroit, to guard at lea«U sixty BtUaj of road under the enemy's 
|; to face a force in the field equal to his own, and another lavage force 
■nknowo bombers in his rear; to sweep the Canadian peninsula of 
ips : to capture the fortress at Maiden, ami thi Beet on 

»k>- I all this without the aid of a man or u hout bet. 

1 Quchi c* 

l.i the meantime the British had captured the fort nt Machine, the 
sge* had destroyed the post of Chicago, and had mannered most 
•••rrieon ; nnd Genernl Dearborn, instead of supporting Null's 
:i. had made an armistice with the British commander-in-chief, 
i ovost, in which General Hull's army was not included, 
allowed General Brock, the governor ol Upper Canada, to 
• ill liis forces against Detroit — British regulars, Cnnndinn 
litiu. employes of the Fur company and Indiana, besides* strong 
'In: lake which accompanied them. Thta oewa r ea e he d 
>l Hull August 4th, together with dispatches from Generals 
mer nnd Hall at Niagara, to inform him that no cooperation or 
was to be i from thai quarter, and thai large bodies 

troops were moving upon Detroit. Under these circula- 
te* it was necessary at once to open communication with Ohio, 
whence must come the needed supplies and reinforcements, nud 
k on Maiden waa ahandoned ; and on the 7th ol August 
lernl Hull re-crossed the river to Detroit. This waa nol h drlcn- 
Jc post, being commanded by the British fleet and batteries at 
idwich, and General Hull proposed to fall buck to the river Hniain, 
ied reinforcements. But Colonel Cass nssured 
i f that in the event of a retreat, nil the Ohio militia would desert 
•oce sent Colonel Miller with GOO of the best troops 
open the way to the river Raisin, whore cattle and other supplies 
awai >■ to Detroit. About 11 miles out Colonel Mil- 

I British troops and Indians entrenched. He 
I and defeated them, but for -ome unexplained reason returned 
tout reaching the supplies. These being absolutely necessary, 
14th of Atlgual Cols. Cass and McArthur, with the effectives 
iboul 500 men, were sent by a back road through 
roods, to the river Raisin. 

lam'? History ofil* AdtulnUtnuioij of Jnme* Madiwn, vol. 2, p. 311. 


ll'iUimm Hull. 

Mtri Brock, on the 15tb of An^iM, appeared opposite to 
troit and sent a summon* for its surrender. He asfiriMtcri his 
at 1330 white troop* and 600 Indian*. but as it was the nam! 
of commanders to anderstata their own number, and orcrstate 
of their opponents, and as be claimed to hare captured 2500 ■ 

c, when there were at must only 1000 there; 
estimate* make hi* f..rce 1700 "Kite*. with from 1500 to iOOO 
dtans. General Hull * effective force oa that daj an 
himself at 800 men. M»j>w Jessop, his quartermaster, who 
against him at the court martial, estimated it at 950 nun 

To this summon* to su r re nder a refusal was sent, and a 
bombardment was immediately opened by the British batteries 
the rirer npon Detroit, which was replied to, and the fire was 
op on both sides until oi^ht, and several men were killed in the 
During the night a body of the Michigan militia, 100 strung, 
serted to the enemy. Next morning General Brock, hearing 
I in l'» force had been weakened by the detachment of Cass and 
Arthur with 500 men, crossed the river under the protection of 
»hi|>* and advanced to the attack of the fort, baring the night 
seat over a large force of Indian* to cut off retreat in the rear. 

General Hull was now in the position in which, as be had 
before the war to the administration, Detroit moat fall. Hi- 
tnunicatiou* with Ohio were cut i.ff bv the Indians in his rear 
hike was occupied by British ships ; and no help was to be 
from Niagara. His forces were much inferior to those of 
enemy ; his supplies of food and ammunition were very 
there was no possibility of obtaining any more. If be were 
he would save has own reputation, but could not save the 
the territory ; and the defenceless inhabitants <if Michigan, com: 

is charge a* governor, would be exposed to all the horrors 
Indian warfare. Battle could have few terrors for one who 
taken part in most of the battles of the revolution, and had 
promotion for hi* deed* of war, bat be believed his duty to the 
of Michigan to be paramount to all other claims, and he su: 
the poet on good terms ; the pr o t e ction of the inhabitants in 
person* and property, sad the parole of the militia and i 
lie himself with the regular troops were taken to Montreal as p 
nets, and kept there until exchanged. 

Great indignation for the capture of Detroit was felt all onr 
country, as the people had been assured by the government org 
of a speedy conquest of Canada, and at first the ad minim ration 
•Sent. But it soon found a man ready to assist it in thr • 
blame npon the commander. Col anal Cass, taking advantage 
his parole, hastened to Washington, and wrote his celebrated 

;.-:. IS, 1JS12. which ha* been the principal source of all cb*rsUJ 
against General Hull, and was even received a* evidence at ■ 
trial. Its object was to throw the whole blame of the failure 

William Hull. 


Jeneml Hull ; stating that he needed neither men net . and 

kat the British might have been defeated with ease. xhJl l< 
Ddureed l»y the government, bad tte effect upon the public, which 

i kii->w that Cms had written to Gov. Meigs of Ohio 
nhers, a few days before the surrender, appealing for help, sta 
the army was in want of everything, and must perish unices 

soon as General Hull was exchanged he was put under arrest, 

nee el capita] offences against him. A court martial, with 

leral Wade Hampton ae president, with a board of respect ahle 

Bcerv. was summoned to meet al Philadelphia, win m il Hull 

speared, ready for trial. But this court was dissolved by President 

on without reason assigned. After General Hull had heen 
Bother year under arrest, a new court was summoned at Alhany, 
V which Henry Dearborn was made president. -Mr. Henry Adams 
mtc? ' The impropriety of such a selection could not be 

I nil i- Of all men in tin- United States, Dearborn was meet deeply 
sted in the result of Hull's trial, and the President, next to 
irborn, would Im- the most deeply injured by Hull's aoqnil 
composition of the court was equally unjust. The majority 
M em be r s were young men, lately appointed from civil lilt-, 
ititary training or experience — a number of them mem- 
•t Dearborn's military family, and owing their positions to him. 
method* of the court wen- similar to its composition. Horace 
ley. one of the first lawyers of hie day, volunteered to defend 
al Hull, but he wae denied the aid of counsel, while Dallas 
tad Van Buren were employed to assist the prosecution. Lewis Cass, 
be pn i the government, being first examined, the 

Ither witnee»M being allowed to be present, copied his testimony, 
inge of the court lasted for some months, and members of it 
allowed to come and go as they pleased, while those who had 
•sr all the testimony were allowed to participate in the 
.-say evidence was nlao admitted. The accused re- 
lly remonstrated against these irregular proceedings, hut was 
loci by the court. The charges were: treason, cowardice 
neglect of duty. The first charge was founded on the fact of 
»g * vessel to transport the invalids and baggage to Detroit; 
being found that the treason, if anywhere, was in Washington, 
the British had heen informed of the Declaration of War, 
lend Hull was notified of that event, that charge was 
tti Buren, the prosecuting officer, suiting in his speech 
it was not only unsupported but uneupportable. General Hull 
•ted of cowardice and neglect of duty principally on the 
ions of militia officers, few of whom had ever heard a gun fired 
XT', and by a set of judges, most of whom were equally incx- 
leed and ignorant. These witnesses thought that General 
s appearance indicated alarm ; and they believed that he ought 
tol. XLrn. 27* 


William Hull. 


lo have attacked Maiden — they being the enme men who voted again* 
tlack, and the same men whose mutinous conduct had all along 
impeded the course of the campaign. So ignorant were they of 
military duty, that some of them boasted of h ioposs 

their commander and put Col. Miller in i< That officer how- 

ever declining promotion of that kind, the plot was abai They 

'.veil km-w. moreover, that the acquittal of General Hull would prob- 
ably be followed by capital charges against themselves. They also 
saw Colonel Cass of the militia prom ad* of the 

els of the r. my to be a brigadier general, for these 

i>:al services; and Captain Snelling, who on the im-ruing of 
had left hie poet without orders and marched his rod 
to the f-ri, promoted to a colonelcy, for similar services. What 
wonder, then, that these men should prefer the winning side, and 
become swift witnesses against their chief! No one can read the 
proceedings of this packed court. \s ithottt seeing that it was organized 
for conviction. It convicted General Hull on two charges, sod 
sentenced him to be shot. The conviction having cleared the skirt! 
of the administration, the sentence was remitted bj Madison, lest 
victim might become a martyr — as ifl oilar case of a D: 

admiral who was put lo death to save the credit of die British 

Contmted with the evidence of die Ohio colonels was that 
othei offioeri in Hull's army who had seen something of war. 
onels Miller and Watson, Major Munson, Captains Maxwell 
Dveen, and Lieut. Bacon, saw nothing in the appearance of 
General which might not have l>een attributed to fatigue and a 
neuat: of responsibility. 

General Hull labored under other disadvantages in I 
Before he was taken as a prisoner to Canada, he put on board 
brig Adams, at Detroit, trunks containing his personal props: 
and idl hie civil aud military papers, under the care of hie daugh 
who with her children and other non-combatants were going 
a flag of truce to the village of Buffalo. The passengers were Ian 
at that place at night, and before merning the vessel with 
tents were burned by a party of American sailors under Lie 
of the navy. In this way General Hull lost many papers neee 
to hit) vindication, and when he applied at Washington for copies 
thorn no notice was taken of his application. It is to be obse 
that while most of the government witnesses received pnun< "w 
those who testified favorably to the accused were neglected. LI 
Bacon, an officer of merit, was dropped from the army. 

A veteran soldier, who had served with distinction through 
the war of the revolution ; who hud led bayonet charges at Tren 1 
Saratoga, Monmouth, and Stony Point; who had twice recei 
promotion for bravery in the field, and who had repeatedly recei 
the thanks of Washington and of Congress — this man was convi 


William Hull. 


( cowardice and neglect of duty, by a body of judges, moat of whom 
rere vrholly onseqnaintecl with war. The mere statement of the 
acts would seem to be enough to ehow the injustice of the verdict, 
i political reasons it wu approved by Madison. 
What hue been the verdict of history on these transactions? The 
rbled accounts and falsifications of the g"venmi> nt OffgMtt of the 
which have been copied by partisan writers and compilers of 
I books, are not history ; but what is said by writers who care- 
illy investigate causes and effects and consult puhlic documents? 
Jib 1 Hull applied to every administration for copies 

papers, it was not until 1^24 that his requests were attended 
when John C. Calhoun, then Secretary of War, ordered copies 
all documents relating to General Hull's campaign to be made 
:»r him. Several important papers, known to have been in the 
ffioe, were however missing. From Buch as could he obtained 
: <1 I luli prepared and published his " Memoirs of the Campaign 
rih Western Army of the United States, A.D. 1812," 
irhich, wherever read, generally turned the tide of opinion in his 
•hired Sparks, in the North American Review, January, 
as follows : 

ligposition to revive a subject which for the credit of the 

OM&try had better be forgotten, yet if we were to judge simply by the pub- 

1 1 menu collected and published in these memoir*, we mutt draw the 

eoiMrlii.ii in. unequivocally, that General Hull wai required bj ths general 

umeiit to do what it «u morally and | iivsically impossible that he 

do; that he was surrounded by difficulties which no human agency 

ltd conquer; and whatever may have been his mistakes of judgment in 

particular movement, he deserved uot the unqualified ceusure inflicted 

him by the court martial. 

Benson J. Losaing, in his "Field Book of the War of 1812," 
write* : 

had warned the government of the folly of attempting the conquest 

" Canada withmr -'reparation, but the President and his cabinet, 

ng all the essential knowledge for planning a campaign, had sent him 

I an errand of vast importance and difficulty, without seeming to compre- 

iu vastness, or estimating the necessary means. The conception of 

ampaign was a huge blunder, and (lull saw it; and the failure to put 

arous motion means for his support — was criminal neglect. When 

result was round to he failure and humiliation, the administration sought 

singe- P 'nation must be appeased. General Hull was made 

i chosen victim for the peace offering, and the sin-bearing scape-goat. 

J. H. Patton, in his History of the United States, p. 588, writes: 

lie difficulties of null's position was very great, and perhaps, while no 

doubted his personal courage, he wanted that sternness of soul so 

try to a successful commander. Thos