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Volume LX. 




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Ipuiiltsi^fng Committee. 





Abfltracts of Wills Relating to the Tayer 
(Thayer) Family of Thorobury, Glouoeater- 
•hire, England. 289 

Adams, Query, 90 

Adams- Alexander, Query, 96 

Adams, Andrew N., 45 

Addis, Querr, 210 

Address of the President, Ix 

Allyn-Otlbcrt, Note. 314 

America, Passenger Lists to, 23 

Andrews, Note, 312 

Atbol, Masii.. A Bit of History of, 350 

Atkins Family Bible Records, 164 

Bailey, Qaery, 402 

Bailey-Emcnr, Qaery, 315 

Barrington, Nova Scotia, Petition, A, 364 

Beck Family Records, 299 

Beebe, Query, 210 

Belcher FamiUes in New England, The, 125, 

Benton, Andrew of llilford and Hartford, 

Conn., and His Descendants, 300, 340 
Betbnne, Note, 401 
Bethune, George of Craigfhrdie, Scotland and 

Boston, Mass., 238 
Bit of Athol, Mass.. History, A, 366 
Blanchard P'amily Records, 378 
Blachlcy, Note. 93 
Book Notices. 99, 212, 317, 403 

Addrens of James P. Baxter, Mayor of 
Portland, Me., at the Meeting of Ameri- 
can Institute of Instruction, 1905, 110 
AddreAHes Delivered at Qroton, Mass., on 
the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniver* 
sary of lu Settlement, 217 
Alden's Kliab Alden of Middleborough, 

Mass., and Cairo, New York, 99 
Allen'H The Allen Memorial, First Series, 
I>ei>cc>ndants of Edward Allen of Nan- 
tucket. Mat(S., 99 
Anoe!4try of Bridget Yonge, Daughter of 
William Yonge of Caynton, co. Salop, 
Esquire. 319 
Anden*on^8 Major Alpin's Ancestors and 

DeAcendunts, 100 
Andover Theological Seminary, Alumni 

Letter, 110 

Andrown, Herbert Cornelius, 104 [213 

Annals of the Hilton-McCurda Family, 

Annual Proceedingn, Pennsylvania 8ocit>ty 

of Sons of the Revolution, 1904, 1906, HI 

Annual Register U. S. Naval Academy, 

Annapolis, Md. Sixty-first Academic 

Y'ear, 1905, 1906, 221 

Annual Beportofthe Historical and Phi- 

losoplilcal vSociety of Ohio, 1905, 220 
Arnold's Vital Records of Rhode Island, 

Vol. XV, .r22 
Averv's A History of the United States 

and Its People. Volume II. 210 
Bailey's Paternal Pedigree, 403 
Baich'ti Genealogical Cnartof Balch Fami- 
ly of New England, 99 

Book Notices— 

Balch's The English Ancestors of the 

Shippen Family and Edward Shippen of 

Philadelphia, 103 
Balch's The Swift Family id Philadelphia, 

Band of Botsford. 212 

Bates's Memoir of Benjamin Barstow Tor- 
rey, 320 

Bartlett's Davis Ancestral Chart, 100 

Bavlev's and Jones's History of The 3Iarine 
Society of Newburyport, Mass., 1772-1906, 

Benton's Caleb Benton and Sarah Bishop— 
Their Ancestors and Their Descendants, 

Bicknell's Ralph's Scrap Book, 404 

Biographical Sketch of the Rev. Charles 
C. Kimball, D.D., LL.D., 404 

Blake's Ballintubber Abbey, oo. Mayo, 320 

Boardman's Memorial of Mary Francis 
and William Boardman, 214 

Boston Town Records, Volume 36, 320 

Bostouian Society Publications. Volumes 
1, 2, 216 

Bowman's Gravestone Records in the An> 
cient Cemetery and the Woodside Ceme- 
tery, Yarmouth, Mass., 219 

Branch Hiiitorical Papers of Randolph- 
Macon College, 406 

Brief Account of the English Reformed 
Church, Begijhof, off Kalverstniat 130- 
132, Amsterdam, 105 

Bromley's Derby Genealogy, 213 

Brookllne, The Chronicle, Souvenir of the 
Bicentennial, 217 riOO 

Brooks's History of the Fanning Family, 

Brown's Lexington Epitaphs, 100 

Bruce's The Twentietli Regiment of Mas- 
sachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1&01-1865, 

Bulletin of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants in the State of New York, 
No. 2, 407 

Caldwell's A Branch of the Caldwell Fam- 
ily Tree, 317 

Canadian Club of Harvard University, 110 

Candage's Dedication of Bowlders! and 
Tablets to John Roundy and James 
Candage at Blue Hill, Maine, 10.> 

Candage^H Historical Sketches of Bluehill, 
Maine, 405 

Cary's The Cary Family in England, 317 

Chamberlain Association of America, An- 
nual Meetingt), IWH, 1905. 317 

Charter, Constitution and By-Laws of the 
DeMcendauts of Richard Risley, l^iH 

Chicago Historical Society, Charter, Con- 
stitution, By-Laws, 323 

Clark's The Bristol Branch of the Finney 
Family, 317 

Constitution, By-Laws and Hand Book of 
the Texas Society of the Sons of the 
American Revolution, 1906, 220 

Index of Subjects. 

Book Notioea— 

Constitatlon, B7*Laws and Membership 
California Society Bona of the American 
Revolution, 110 

Constitution and By-Laws, Officers and 
Members of the Ohio Society of the Slate 
ofNew York, 407 

Cornwall's Francis West of Duzburv, 
Mass., and Some of His Descendants, 31V 

Cowles's Decoration Day, Peaoham, Ver- 
mont, 107 

Cox's New England Cox Families, No. 17, 

Cummins's Tables of Descendants of Wil- 
liam Cumming, of Frederick County, 
Maryland, 100 [217 

Currier's History of Newburyport, Mass., 

CurtiM's Keminiicenoes of Wilmington and 
Smlthville— Southport, N. C, 219 

Cuslilng's The Genealogy of the Cusliing 
Family, 212 

Darling, Hon. Charles W., M.A., 101 

Dav lei's Curious Features of Some of the 
Early Notes or Bills used as Circulating 
Medium in Massachusetts, 108 

Davis's Emergent Treasury— Supply in 
Massachusetts in Early Days, 109 

Davis's The Investments of Harvard Col- 
lege, 1776-171)0, 40« 

Davis's The Limiution of Prices in Mas- 
sachusetts, 177fV-l7;y, 100 

Diary of William Bentley, D.D., Pastor of 
the East Church, Salem, Massachusetts, 

Dickinson's Revision of the Genealogy of 
the Westervcit Family, 103 

Donovan's and Woodward's The History 
of the Town of Lyndeborough, New 
Hampshire, .320 

Edes's Memoir of Robert Charles Win- 
throp, Jr., 405 

Estate of Daniel Rogers. Merchant, 213 

Farly, Maior General Michael, 104 

Faxon's Tayer (Thayer) Family Entries 
in the Parish Register of Thornbury, 
Gloucestershire, Eng., 404 

Federal Fire Society of Portsmouth, New 
Hampshire, 3.^3 

Fifty-third Annual Report of the Directors 
oi'^the American Congregational Asso- 
ciation, IttOe, 406 

First Record Book of the Society of May- 
flower Descendants in the State of Rhode 
Island and Providence Plantation, 220 

Forbes's Memorials of the Family of Forbes 
of Forbosfleld, 100 

Ford's Journals of the Continental Con- 

fress 1774-1789. From Records in Li- 
rary ol Congress, 322 

Ford's Journals of the Continental Con- 
gress 1774-1789. From Records in Li- 
bmry of Congress, 406 

Ford's List of the Benjamin Franklin Pa- 
pers in the Library of Conrress, 222 

Fosdick's The French Blood in America, 

Fourteenth Annual Reunion of the J^y- 
nolds Family Association, 1905, 318 

Freese's Freese Families, 403 

Friday Afternoon Club, Farmington, New 
Hampshire, 110 

Gamble's Data Concerning the Families of 
Bancroft, Bradstreet, Browne, ke., 212 

Gamble's Gamble and Hobson Families, 
England and America, 213 

General Catalogue of the Officers and Grad- 
uates of Williams Colleae, 1905, 112 

Glasscock's The Ancient Crosses of Stort- 
ford. 108 

Glenn's The Pedigree of William Griffith, 
John Grfflth and Griffith GHfflths, 101 

Gould's Ancient Middlesex, 107 

Gould's PerfecUng of Valuation Lista of 
Kittery, Maine, 1700, 217 

Book Notices— 

Governor William Bradford's Letter Book. 
Reprinted fh>m the Mayflower Descend- 
ant, .320 

Grafton Chart Index— The Grafton Gene- 
alogical Notebook, 112 

Grand Chapter, Vol. XI, Part IV, Eigh- 
teenth Annual Convocation, held at 
Portland, 1905, 111 

Grand Commaudery of Maine, 1905, Vol. 
VIII, Part IV, 220 

Grand Council of Maine, Vol. V, Part X, 
Fifty-flrst Annual Ajaembly, Portland, 
1905, 111 

Grand Lodge of Maine. Vol. XX, Part II. 
Eighty-sixth Annual Communication, 
Portland, 1905, HI 

Greeley's Genealogy of the Greely-Greeley 
Family, 100 

Green's An Historical Address delivered 
at Groton, Mass., 106 

Griffin's List of Cartnlariea (principally 
French) recently added to tiie Library 
of Congress, 222 

Griffin's List of Works on the TariA of 
Foreign Countries, 322 

Griffin's List of Works relating to Govern- 
ment Regulation of Insurance, ft-om Li- 
brary of Congress, 406 

Griffin^s Select List of Books on Municipal 
Aifkirs, from Library of Congress, 406 

Ball's Report of the Centennial of the 
Town oJTMarlborough, Conn., 107 

Hammond's Genealogy in the Library, 319 

Hardon's Some of the Ancestors and Chil- 
dren of Nathaniel Wilson, Esq., 103 

Harris's the Deacendanta of Adam Mott 
of Hempstead, Long Island, N. Y., 318 

Hartshorn, George Trumbull, 104 

Hastings's Eodesiaatical Records— SUte 
of New York, 407 

Hastings's Public Papers of George Clin- 
ton, First Governor of New York, 109 

Henry's A Record of the Descendants of 
Simon Henry and Rhoda Parsons, Hia 
Wife, 101 

Hildreth's The Early HUdretha of New 
England, 101 

HiUa Family Genealogical and Historical 
Aasociation, Eleventh Annual Report, 

Hills Family Genealogical and Historical 
Association, Twelfth Annual Report, 405 

Hills's The UUls Family in America, 403 

Historical Journal of the More Family, 
Nos. 11, 12, 102 

Hodgdon's Shannon Genealogy, 102 

Hodges'a Memoir of James Swift Rogers, 

Holmes's A Genealogy of the Lineal De- 
scendants of John Steevens who settled 
in Guilford, Conn., in 1645, 404 

Hosmer's An Historical Sketch of the 
Town of Deer Isle, Maine, 217 

Hosmer's Tlie Beginnings of the Maaaa- 
chuaetts Charitable Mechanic Aaaooia- 
tion, 323 

Howard, Franda Edward, 104 

Hoyt'a The Old Families of SaUsbury and 
Amesbury, Mass. Part Eleven, 107 

Hudson's History of Concord, Massachu- 
setts. 105 

Humphrey's Sketches of the Early History 
of Amherst College, 220 

Hyde Park Historical Record, Vol. V., 217 

Inaugural Address of the Hon. Charles A. 
Grunmons, Mayor of Somerville, Massa- 
chusetts, 1906, 821 

Inaugural Addreaa of Hon. John T. Dug- 
gan. Mayor of Woroeater, Mass., 219 

Index to Obituary and Biographical No- 
tices in JackaonU Oxford Journal, 406 

In Memoriam— Francis Bickford Hom- 
brooke, 404 

Index of Subjects. 

Book Notloefl— 

In Memoriam— Lawrence Weldon, lOS 
In MemorUuD— Stephen Salisbury, 215 
In Memory of Ellsba Slade Converse, 104 
Jaek80D*8 Old Bridgewater, Mass., 105 
Jacobas'a The Lines Family, 101 
Jenks's CapUin Myles SUndish, 104 
Johnson's Captain Edward John«on of 

Wobam, Mass., and Some of His Descen- 

dants, 101 
Journal of the One Hundred and Twentieth 

Annual Meeting of the Convention of the 

Diocese of Massachusetts, 1905, 109 
Kelby's The New York Historical Society, 

1804-1901,218 [215 

Kellogg's Typhena Ely White's Journal. 
KingsDurr's An Introduction to the Record 

of the Virginia Companr of London, 322 
Lane's Catalogue of the Moli^re Collection 

in Harrard College Librarr, 407 
Lane's Library ot Hanrara University, 

Bibliographical Contributions, No. 60, 

Lane's Thomas Ferrier, and Some of His 

Descendants, 403 
Lawrence's Historic Record of St. Paul's 

Episcopal Chnreh, Stockbridge, Mass., 

Lawson's History and Genealogy of the 

Descendants or Clement Corbin of Mud- 
dy River (Brookline), Mass., and Wood- 

•tock. Conn., 99 
Leavitt's Palmer Groups, John Melvin of 

Charlestown and Concord, Mass., and 

His Descendants, 102 
Lega-Weekes's Neighbors of North Wyke. 

Parts II. Ill, IV. V, 218 
Library of Congress 

Publications, 222, 322, 406 

Introduction to the Records of Ihe Vir- 
ginia Company of London, 322 

Journal of the Continental Congress. 
Vols. IV, V, 322 

Journal of the Continental Congress. 
Vol. VI, 406 

List of Cartularies (principally French) 
recently added to the Library of Con- 
gress, with some Earlier Accessions, 

List of the Benjamin Franklin Papers in 
the Library of Congress, 222 

List of Works on the Tariffs of Foreign 
Countries, 322 

List of Works Relating to Government 
Regulation of Insurance, 406 

Select List of Books on Municipal Affairs, 
with Special Reference to Municipal 
Ownership. 406 
Lindsay Family Association of America. 

Second Annual Report, 213 
List and Station of the Commissioned and 

Warrant Officers of the Navy of the 

United States and of the Marine Corps, 

List of Winners of Academic Distinctions 

in Harvard College during the Past Year, 

1905 221 
Little/ohn's Records of the Sheriff Court 

of Aberdeenshire, 105 
Ix>well Historical Society, By-T>aw8, 323 
Lyon's Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts 

Families, 213 
Mangan's Life of Rev. Jeremiah Shepard, 

Third Minister of Lynn, 320 
Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the 

Revolutionary War, 322 
Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the 

Revolutionary War. Volume XIII, 109 
Massadiusetts Towns, Vital Records of— 

Beverly, 319 

Dalton. 216 

Dorchester, 405 

Douglas, 216 

Edgartown, 216 

Book Notices- 
Massachusetts Towns, Vital Records of— 
Grafton, 319 
Lynn, 216 
Norton, 216 
Phillipston, 319 
Royalston, 210 
Sturbridge, 319 
Wenham, 216 

Matthews's A Dorchester Religioni Society 

Matthews's Joyce Junior, 109 

Matthews's The Word Palatine in Ameri- 
ca, 222 

Matthews's The Word Park in the United 
States, 407 

McFarland's Rev. Asa McFariand, D.D., 
Third Pastor of the First Congregational 
Church, Concord, New Hampshire, 319 

Minutes of the General Conference of the 
Congregational Churches In Maine, 1905, 

Minutes of the Ninety-Sixth Annual Meet- 
ing of the General Association of Cong. 
Churches of New Hampshire, 1905, 109 

Mordaunt's Index to Obituary and Bio- 
graphical Notices in Jackson's Oxford 
Journal. 175.V1853, 408 

Morse's Memoir of Col. Henry Lee, 215 

Morse and Leavitt's Morse Genealogy. 
Revision of the Memorial of the Morses. 

Murray's The Journal of the American 
Irish Historical Society, Volume V. 219 

Nelson's Early Legislative Turmoils in 
New Jersey, 108 

NewhalPs The Record of My Ancestry, 102 

Ninth Annual Report of the Peabody His- 
torical Society, 220 

Norris's Ancestry and Descendants of 
Lieut. Jonathan andTamesln (Barker) 
Norris of Maine, 318 

North Carolina Booklet, Vol. V, No. 1, 109 

Official Records of the Union and Confede- 
rate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. 
Vol, 20. 407 

Ojdda's Cat&logo Biogr&flco de la Casa de 
Thayer de Bruintree, 104 

Old Dftrtmouth Historical Sketches- 
No. 10, 105 
No. 12, 217 
No. 13, 320 

Our Work, Vol. 2, No. 7, 406 

Palmer's History of the Town of Lanes- 
borough, Ma.'is., Part I, 218 

Paltsits's The Depredation at Pemaquld In 
August, 1689, 218 

Pamphlet Descriptive of Bowdoln College 
and the Medical School of Maine, 221 

Parks's Genealogy of the Parke Families 
of Connecticut, 403 

Peck's Burlington, Conn. A Historical 
AddresH Dellvend June, 16, 1906, 405 

Peckham's Richard Scott and His Wife 
Catharine Marbury, and Some of Their 
Descendants, 318 

Peuhallow Panels, The, 218 

Perry's The Great Swamp Fight in Fair- 
field, .320 

Phelps's Andrew N. Adams, 214 

Philllmore's Heralds' College and Coats-of- 
Arms, Regarded from a Legal Aspect. 
Third Edition, 221 

PhilUmore's The Family Chest, 221 

Phlllimorc's The Law and Practice of 
Change of Name, 221 

Pomeroy's Address on the Character of 
General Seth Tomeroy, May 20, 1906, 404 

Porter's Inscriptions from the Long Society 
Burying Ground, Preston, Connecticut, 

Powers's Proceedings of the Twenty-Third 
Annual Meeting of the Lake Mohonk 
Conference, 323 

Index of Subjects. 

Book Notloei— 

Prinoeton Hintorieal Association, A Brief 
Narrative of the Ravages of the Britiflh 
and Heiaians at Prinoeton, 1776-1777, 

Proceedinfffl and Transactions of the Nora 
Scotian indtitate of Science. Halifax, 
N.S. Vol. XI. Parti, 111 

Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal 
Society of Canada— 
Vol. X, 110 
Vol. XI, 1906, 408 

Proceedings of the Bostonlan Society at 
the Annual Meeting, 1006, 408 

Proceedings of the Celebration of the Two 
Hundred and Seventy-fifth Anniversary 
of the Settlement of Medford, Mass., 1906, 

Proceeding** of the Lexington Historical 
Society. Volume III, 110 

Proceedings of the Maine Historical So- 
ciety, 1906, 408 

Proceedings of the Most Worshipfbl Grand 
Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Ma- 
sons of the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts, 1906, 1906, 111, 220, 323, 408 

Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical 
Society, 1906, 408 

Proceedings of the Vermont Historical So- 
ciety, I903-19Oi, 112 

Proceedings of the Wiscasset Fire Society 
at its Four Hundred and Nineteenth 
Quarterly Meeting, July, 1905, 112 

Proceedings of the Worcester Society of 
Antiquity, 1904, 408 

Publications of the Genealogical Sodety 
of Pennsylvania, Vol. Ill, No. I, 323 

Publications of the Ipswich Historical So- 
ciety, XIV (Reprint), 220 

Publications of the Sharon Historical So- 
ciety of Sharon, Massachusetts, No. 3, 

Randolph— Macon College— the John P. 
Branch Historical Papers, Vol. II, No. I, 
1905, 111 

Reception and Entertainment of the Hon- 
ourable Artillery Company of London, 
Two Hundred and Sixty-sixth Annual 
Record of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 
1903-1904 221 

Records Relating to the Barlv History of 
Boston, Vol. 34. Drake's The Town of 
Roxburv, 216 

Report or the Officers to the Society of 
Mlddletown Upper Houses, 1906, 408 

Register of the Lynn Historical Society 
fbr the Tear 1903, 110 

Register of the Massachusetts Sodety of 
Colonial Dames of America, 111 

Register of Ofiloers and Members of Sode- 
ty of Colonial Wars in the SUte of 
Maine, 111 

Roberts's A Sketch of the Life of George 
Roberts, who fought under John Paul 
Jones, 404 [318 

Roller's Richardson— De Priest Family, 

Salisbury Memorial— A Tribute fh>m Yu- 
catan, 320 

Salley's The True Mecklenburg Dedaration 
of independence, 219 

Savary's Savery and Severy Genealogy, 

Senate, 68th Congress, 2d Session, Docu- 
ment No. 77. Les Combattants Francais 
de la Guerre Americaine, 321 

Sharpless's Quakerism and Politics, 219 

Sheldon's Half Century at the Bay, 216 

Sheldon's Ludus Manlius Boltwood, 214 

Sheldon's Wballey and GoiTe in New Eng- 
land, 110 

Sbepard's William Luddington of Maiden, 
Mass., and East Haven* Conn., and His 
Descendants, 101 

Book NoUces— 

Shepardson's Shepardson, A Family Story, 

Shropshire Parish Register Society- 
Bedstone, 107, 218 

Chirbury, 218 

Claverly, 107 

Diocese of Lichfield, 108 

Diocese of St. Asaph, 218 

Greete, 107, 21H 

Hereford, 107 

Leebotwood, 108, 218 

languor, 106, 218 

Oswestry, 218 

Ruyton-in-the-Eleven-Towns, 108, 218 
Sinnott's Annals of the Sinnott, Rogers, 

Coflin, Coriies, Reeves, Bodine and Allied 

Families. 214 
Slafter's The Schools and Teachers of 

Dedham, Mass., 106 
Slocum's History of the Maumee River 

Basin, 107 
Society of Colonial Wars in the State of 

California, 1906, 220 
SodQty of Mayflower Descendants in the 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1006, 

Society of Mayflower Descendants in the 

District of Columbia, 1906, 323 [ 106 

Souvenir of Farmington, New Hampshire, 
State of Connecticut. Public Document 

No. 41, Report of the Temporary Exam- 
iner of Public Records, 108 
State of Rhode Island and Providence 

Planutlons. Report of the Jamestown 

Ter-Centennial Commission, 322 
Stay's WardweU, A Brief Sketch of the 

Antecedents of Solomon Wardwell, 318 
Stearns's History of Plymouth, New Hamp- 
shire, 321 
Steele's Thomas Steel of Boston, and Some 

of Hit Descendants, 103 
Stewart's Clara Louise Stewart, 104 
Stewart's Oflidai Records of the Union 

and Confederate Navies in the War of 

the Rebellion, Vol. 19, 110 
Stites's Economies of the Iroquois, 219 
Streets's Samuel Griffln of New Castle 

County, Delaware, Planter, 100 
Swan's Eighteenth Report of the Custody 

and Condition of the Public Records of 

Parishes, Towns and Counties, 322 
Taylor's Connecticut Legislative History 

and Souvenir, Vol. V; 216 
Thirty-fourth Annual Meeting Second 

Mass. Infantry Assodation, 1906, 220 
Transactions of the Literary and Histori- 
cal Society of Quebec, 1903-1906, 111 
Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of 

the Settlement of the Jews in the United 

States, 322 
Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth 

of Benjamin Franklin. 217 
* Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, 

to the End of the Tear 1849, 319 
Vital Records of Dalton, Massachusetts, to 

the Tear 1860, 216 
Vital Records of Dorchester, Mass., 405 
Vital Records of Douglas, Massachusetts, 

to the End of the Year 1849, 216 
Vital Records of Edgartown, Mass., to the 

Tear 1850, 216 
Vital Records oT Grafton, Massachusetts, 

to the End of the Tear 1849, 319 
Vital Records of Lynn, Massachusetts, to 

the End of the Tear 1849, 216 
Viul Records of Norton, Massachusetts, 

to the Tear 1850, 216 
ViUl Records of PhiUlpston, Massachu- 
setts, to the End of the Tear 1849, 319 
Vital Records of Royalston. Massachusetts, 

to the End of the Tear 1840, 216 
Vital Records of Sturbridge, Massachu- 
setts, to the Tear 1860, 819 

Index of Subjects. 

Book KoUce»— 

YiUl Records of Wenbam, MasBachasetts, 

to the End of the Year 1849, 210 
Waters'! Ipswich in the Massaohasetts 

Bay Colony, 10« 
Walton's Genealogical Chart, Showing a 

Part of the American Ancestry of Ade* 

laide Bereman Walton, 103 
Webber's Genealogy of the Southworths 

(Southards), Descendants of Constant 

Southworth, 214 
Welch Genealogy, 319 
Westerrelt's Genealogy of the Wester- 

▼elt Family, 103 
Weymouth llistorical Society, No. 8, 106 
Whltcomb's Vital SUtistics of the Town 

of Keene, N. H., 106 
White's Ancestry of John Presootti Con- 
densed, 318 
White's Genealogyof the Descendants of 

John White, of Wenham and Lancaster, 

Mass., 103 
WhorTs Tayer (Thayer) Family Entries 

in the P^sh Register of Thornbory, 

Gloucestershire, Eng., 404 
Williams's Handbook of Princeton, 221 
Williamson's One Branch of the William- 
son Familr, 319 
WithingtonNi The Case for an United 

States Historical Commission, 219 
Woodbury's Philip Augustus Chase, A 

Memorial Sketch of the First President 

of the Lynn Historical Society, 104 
Woods's Abstracts of Wills relating to 

the Tayer (Thayer) Family of Thorn- 
bury, Gloucestershire, England, 404 
Woods's Mental and Moral Heredity in 

Royalty. 216 
Woods's The Woods-Afee Memorial, 103 
Wright's The Value of Colonial Influence, 

WQrtcle's Blockade of Quebec in 1775-6 by 

the American Revolutionists. 109 
Wynkoop's Schuremans of New Jersey. 

buppiement, January, 1906, 213 
Year Book No. 10 ol the Oneida Historical 

Society, Utlca, N. Y., 1906, 111 
Year Book— Parish of St. Paul's, Halifax, 

Nova Scotia, 106 
Boyce, Query, 210 
Braintree Gravestones, Note. 313 
Braiutree, Mass., List of Marriages by Rev. 

Samuel Nilea, 41 
Braintree Marriages, Note, 208 
Bristol Branch of the Finney Family, 67, 155 
Brown, Query, 211 
Burrell, Note, 209 

Burton, Stephen of Bristol, R. I., and some of 
His Descendants, 28 

Carpenter, Query, 315 
Gary I'edigree, Note, 315 
Chedsev or Chidsey, Deacon John and His De- 
scendants, 2(58 
Church liecords of Eastbury, Conn., 376 
Edgartown, Mast*., 159 
llartlaud, Conn., 392 
Scituate, Mass., 61, 175, 271, 

Vernon, Conn, 73. 199, 262 
Conference at Deerfield, Mass., 1735, Between 
Gov. Belcher and Several Tribes of Western 
Indiana, 256 
Connecticut lievolutionary Roll, A, 331 
Contributors and Contributions to Volume 
Adaras, Occar Fay. 

Our Kngllsh Parent Towns— Reading, 57 
Bartlett, Jo-teph Gardner. 

The Belcher Families in New England, 
125, 2l:t, 35b 
Bates, William Carver. 

Benjamin Barstow Torrey, 115 

Contributors and Contribations— 
Benton, John H. 

Andrew Benton of Milford and Hartford, 
Conn., and His Descendants, 300, 340 
Blanchard Family Records, 373 
Bolton, Ethel Stan wood. 

John Solendine of Dunstable, Mass., and 
His Descendants, 366 
Brown, Helen Wright. 

A Barrington, Nova Scotia, Petition, 364 
Cass, Alfred. 

A Revolutionary Roll, 44 
Chamberlain, George Walter. 

Grantees and Settlers of Sudbury, Mass., 
(^amplin, John Denison. 

Udall Family Record, 330 
CUrk, Franklin C. 

The Bristol Branch of the Finney FamUy, 
Clark, lienry Austin. 

A Connecticut Revolutionary Roll, 331 
Cornwall, Edward E. 

Francis West of Duxbury, Mass., and 
Some of His Descendants, 142 
Dewey, Louis Marinus. 

Inscriptions from Old Cemeteries in 

Connecticut, 139, 305, 370 
Peter Crary of Groton, Conn., and Some 
of His Descendants, 350 
Edes, Henry Herbert. 

Robert Charles Wlnthrop, 223 
Fairbanks, Hiram Francis. 

Fairbanks Marriages In the Parish of 
Halifax, West Riding of Yorkshire, 
England, 152 
Fairbanks, Mittle Belcher. 

iCdffartown, Mass., Church Record, 169 
• Faxon, Walter. 

Tayer (Thayer) Familv Entries in the 
Parish Register of Thornbury, Glou- 
cestershire, England, 281 
Flagg, Charles A. 

Extracts from the Journal of Constantine 
Hardy in the Crown Point Expedition 
of 1759, 236 
Fothergill, Gerald. 

Passenger Lists to America, 23, 160, 240, 
Gay, Ernest Lewis. 

Gardiner Family Bible Records, 270 
Gordon, George A. 

ProcecdiugH of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society, 89, 206, 310 
Hammond, Otis G. 

Beck Family Records, 299 
Hodged, Almou Danforth. 
James Swift Rogers, 11 
Jackson, Edward Evarts. 

IJst of Marriages by Rev. Samuel Niles 
of Braiutree, Mass., Not Entered in 
Town Records, 41 
Johnson, John French. 

Remonstrance against Settling a Minis- 
ter at South liauipton, New Hamp- 
shire, 50 
Keep, Ueleu Elizabeth. 

Hartland, Conn., Church Records, 302 
Lincoln, Waldo. 

Stephen Salisbury, 3'.!5 
Litchfleld, Wilford Jacob. 

Records of the Second Church of Scituate, 
Now the First Unitarian Church ol 
Nor well, Mass., 61, 175, 271, 335 
MatthewH, Albert. 

A Dorchester Religious Society of Young 
Miu, 30 
Noyes, Charles P. 

George Bethune of Craigflirdic, Scotland, 
and Boston, Mass., 23« 
Peckhum, Stephen F. 

Richard Scolt and His Wife Catharine 
Murbury and Some of Their Descen- 
dants, 168 

Index of Subjects. 

CoDtributors and Contribationa— 
Phelps, Erastus Hibbard. 
Andrew N. Adam«, 45 
Porter, George 8. 

lD«criptioD8 firom Grarestonei in Chrlit 

Church, Norwich, Conn., 10 
Iniicriptions from the LK>ng SodetT Bnry* 
iug Groand, Preaton, Conn., 121 
Read, Charle« French. 
EsdraR Keade, 187 
Bobbins, WUUam A. 

Thomas Treadwell of Ipswich, HaM., and 
fc>ome 01 His Descendants, 48, IVl, 291, 


Sanborn, Victor Channing. 

English Origin of the American I>ear' 
burns, 308 
Sheldon, George. 

Conference at Deerfleld, Mass., 1736, Be- 
tween Gov. Belcher and Sereral Tribes 
of Western Indians, Z66 
Smith, Stanley W. 

Atkins Family Bible Records, 164 
Smith, Susan A. 

Stephen Burton of Bristol, R. I., and 
Some of His Descendants, 28 
Smyth, Ralph D. 

Deacon John Chedsey, or Chidsey, and 

Ephraim Darwin of Guilford, Conn., and 

His Descendants, 20 
John Russell of Cambridge, Mass., and 
Hartford, Conn., and His Descendants, 
Lieutenant-GoTemor William Jones, of 
New Haven Jurisdiction, and His De- 
scendants, 1(H 
Mr. Patrick Falconer of Newark, N. J., 

and His Descendants, 21 
Robert Shelley of Scttuate and Bam* 
stable, Mass., and His Descendants, 332 
Steiner, Bernard C. 

Deacon Jolin Chedsey, or Chidsey, and 

His Descendants, 208 
Ephraim Darwin of Guilford, Conn., and 

Hits DescendanU, 20 
Lieutenant-Goyernor William Jones, of 
New Haven Jurisdiction, and His De- 
scendants, 164 
Mr. Patrick Falconer of Newark, N. J., 

and His i>escendants, 21 
John Russell of Cambridge, Mass., and 
Hartlurd, Conn., and His Descendants, 
Robert Shelley of Scituate and Barn- 
stable, Mu^h., and His Descendanu,332 
Strangers in Dorchester, Mass., 387 
Talcoit, Mary King^tbury. 

Records of the Church in Eastbury, 

Conn., 376 
Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn., 
l?6-^-18Z4, 73, 1W,202 
Trask, Wiliiam Blake. 

A Bit of Athol. Mass., History, 356 
Watkius, Walter Kendall. 

Notes on Our English Parent Towns- 
Reading, &V 
Whori, likiward Henry. 

Tayer (Thayer) Family Entries in the 
Parish Register of Thornbury, Glou- 
cestershire, England, 281 
Woods, Henry Ernest. 

Abcracts of Wills Relating to the Tayer 
(Tliayer) Family of Thornbury, Glou- 
oeNtershire, England, 28tf 
Introduction and Notes to Thayer Family 
in Thornbury, EngUnd, 281 
Cook, Query, Wi, 315 
Corlis, Query, WJ 
Correction, A, Note, 93 
Cotton, Nute, 208 
Crary, Query, 402 

Crary, Peter, of Groton, Conn., and Some of 
His Descendants, 350 

Dart, Query, 402 

Darwin— Ephraim of Gnilford, Conn., and Hii 
DescendanU, 20 

Davis, Query, 210 

Deane FamUy, Note, 93 

Dearborns, Tue American, English Origin of 


Deerileld, Mass., Conference at, 1735, 256 
Descendants of Andrew Benton, 300, 340 
Descendants of John Chedsey, 268 
Descendants of Peter Crary. 350 
DescendanU of John Russell, 883 
DescendanU of Thomas Treadwell, 48, 191, 891 

Dorchester Religions Society of Young Men 

A, 30 
Dorchester, Mass., Strangert in, 387 
Dyer, Query, 315 

Early American Emigrants, Note, 311 

Eastbury, Conn., Records of the Church in, S74 

Eaton, Query, 96 

Edgartown, Mass., Church Record, 159 

Edgartown Deaths, Note, 206 

English Origin of tiie American Dearborns, 301 

l£rrata, 222, 406 

ExtracU flrom the Journal of Constantiiu 

Hardy in the Crown Point Expedition o 


Fairbanks Marriages in the Parish of HaUftiz 
West Riding ofYorkshire, England, 152 

Falconer, Mr. Patrick, of Newark, N. J., mm 
His DescendanU. 21 

Finney FamUy , Bristol Branch of the, 67, 156 

Foster, Query, 210 

Gardiner FamUy Bible Records, 270 
Atkins, 154 

Beck, 299 

Belcher, 125, 243, 868 

Benton, 300, 340 

Bethune, 238 

Blanchard, 373 

Burton, 29 

Chedsepr, Chidsey, 266 

Darwin, 20 

Dearborn, 306 

Falconer, 21 

Finney, 67, 155 

Jones, 164 

Russeil, 383 

Scott, 168 

Shelley, Shelly, 832 

Solendine, 366 

Treadwell, 48, 191, 291, 386 

Udall, 330 

West, 142 
Genealogies in Preparation, 81, 183, 274, 354 

Lee, 211 

Pike, 212 

Talmage or Talmadge, 212 

Woodcock, 212 
Genealogical Pmzle, Query, 209 
GUbert, Query, 96 
Gilford, Query, 401 

Grantees and Settlers of Sudbury, Mass., 8S7 
Greene, Query, 315 

Hardy, Constantine, Journal of, 286 

Hartland. Can., Church Records, 392 

Hawke, Query, 210 

Heraldry m New England, Note, 94 

Herrlck, Query. 402 

Historical Intelligence, 97, 211, 816, 408 

Bishop. 99 

Cass, 99 

English Research, 211, 316 

Genealogies in Preparation, 96, 811 

Hampden, John, 4<r2 

Hopkins Genealogy, 817 

Kalender of Wills at Cambridge, 816 

Index of Subjects. 

Hlttorieal Intelligenee— 

Pnrlelgh Charoh, 07 

Sberburne Genealogy, 07 

Smith, 99 

Tltal Statifties of New Hampshire, 07 

Wood Genealogy, 211 
Banter, Query, 05 

Autographs : 
Sogers, James Swift, 11 
Torrey, Benjamin Barstow, 116 
Winthrop, Robert Charles, 223 
Caversham, from Heading, 67 
Church of St. Lawrence, Reading, 67 
Fao-simile of the Providenoe Compact, 168 
Forbury Park, Beading, 67 

Rogers, James Swift, 11 
Saflsbt " - 

Sausburr, Stephen, 326 
Torrey, Benjamin Barstow, 116 
Winthrop, Robert Charles, 223 
Inscriptions ftt>m Grarestones in ChristChureh, 

Norwich, Conn., 16 
Inscriptions from the Long Society Burying 

Ground, Preston, Conn., 121 
Inscriptions from Old Cemeteries in Connecti- 
cat, 139, 306, 370 

Jonci, Lieut. Governor William of New Ha- 
Ttn Jurisdiction, and His Descendants, 16i 

Kingiley, Query, 402 

Lift of Donors to the Library, xxxi 

List of Emigrant Lirerymen of London, Note, 

List of Marriages by Ber. Samuel Nlles of 

Braintree. Mass., 1739-1702, Not Entered on 

Town Records, 41 
Long Society Burying Ground, Preston, Conn., 

Inscriptions from, 121 

Mallet, Thomas of Newport, B. I., Note, 400 
Maltby, Query. 210 
Marriages in Braintree, Mass.. 41 
Marriages in Taunton, Mass., Note, 313 
Mellwrath, Query, 402 

Memoirs of Deceased Members of the N. £. H. 
G. Society, xlix 

Adams, Andrew N., 46 

Andrews, Herbert Cornelius, lix 

Atherton, George Edward, Ijudv 

Avery, Walter Titus, U 

Barker. Jamen Madison. Ixziii 

BuUard, Otis Brigham, It 

Butler, James Davle, Ixxyi 

Casgrain, Henri Raymond, 1 

Capeo, Elmer Hewett, iiv 

Carpenter, Amos Bugbee, 11 

Chaimberlain, Jacob Chester, Ixr 

Darling. Charles William. IxU 

Dary, George Allen, Ixxrii 

Davenport. Ira, liU, IxxvlU 

Daviff, James Clarke, Ivii 

Day, George liklward, Ixlii 

Dudley, Myron Samuel, Ixxv 

Foster, Joseph, Ixvi 

Hartflhorn, George Trumbull, Ixvlll 

Haskins, Leander Miller, Ixvii 

Hey wood. William Sweetzer, Ivlii 

PhilUpf, Elijah Brigham, IxxU 

Pulsifcr, William Henry, Iv 

Rindge, Frederick Hastings, Ixviii 

Rojrers. James Swift, 11 

Salisbury, Stephen, £26 

Sawyer, Timothy Thompson, Ixx 

Seam, Joshua Montgomery, Ixi 

Sheldon, Uezekiah Spencer, xILx 

Torrey, Benjamin Barstow, 116 

White, LouU Pindle, lU 

Winthrop, liobert Charles, Jr., 223 
See also Obituary Notices. 
MMritt, Query, 210 

Morgan, Query, 402 
Muncy, Note, 314 
Mnnsey, Query, 316 
Mttssey, Note, 94 
Muster Roll— 

Ballerd, Capt. William Hdson, 44 

Stebbins, Capt. Joseph, 331 

Nelson, Reply, 96 

Newton, Query, 316 

Norris, Query, 402 

Norwell, Mass., Records of the First Unitarian 
Church of, 61, 176, 271, 3:^6 

Norwich, Conn., Inscriptions from Gravestones 
in Christ Church, 16 

Notes and Oueries, 91, 207, 311, 399 

Notes from English Records, Note, 312 

Notes on Our English Parent Towns. Read- 
ing, 60 

Obituary Notices, 112, 222, 324 

Drake, Samuel Adams, 324 

Fisher, Philip Adsit. 114 

Hathaway, James R. B., 114 

Hinckley, Gustavus Adolphus, 112 

Manwariug, Charies William, 113 

Oak, Henry Lebbeus, 114 

Upham, WiUiam Phlneas, 222 
See also Memoirs. 
Odell, Note, 91 
Officers and Committees for 1906, Appointed by 

the Council, vi 
Officers Elected by the N. E. H. G. Society for 

the Tear 1906, v 
Old Cemeteries in Connecticut, Inscriptions 

from, 139, 306, 370 
Olds, Query, 316 
Olmsted, Query. 211 
Our English Parent Towns. Reading, 67 

Parrish-Wattell, Note, 314 

Passenger Lists to America, 23, 160, 240, 346 

Pearse, Query, 402 

Piracy, Note, 208 

Pomeroy, Query, 211 

Poor, General Enoch, Note, 311 

Proceedings of the New Rngland Historic 

Genealefical Society, 89, 206, 310 
Proctor, Note, 206 

Reade, Esdras, 137 

Reading, Notes on Our English Parent Towns, 

Reading, Our English Parent Towns, 57 
Records of the Church in Eastbury, Conn., 370 
Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn., 1762- 

1824. 73, 199, 2C2 
Records of the Second Church of Scituate, Now 
the First Unitarian Church of Norwell, Mass., 
61, 175,271,335 
Religious Society of Young Men, A Dorches- 
ter, 30 
Remonstrance Against Settling a Minister at 

South Hampton, New Hampsliire, 56 
Report of Committee on Collection of Records, 

XXV i 
Report of the Committee on Consolidated In- 
dex, xxvi 
Report of Committee on English Research, 

Report of Committee on Epitaphs, xxv 
Report of the Committee on Finance, xvli 
Report of Committee on Heraldry, xxlv 
Report of the Committee on the Library, xviil 
Report of the Committee on Papers and Essays, 

Report of the Committee on Publications, xxiil 
Report of the Committee on Real Estate, xviii 
Report of Committee to Assist the Historian, 
xxlv [vill 

Report of the Corresponding Secretary, xxx- 
Council. xvi 

Historian— Necrology for 1905, 


Index of SubjecU. 

Report of tlie Ubrarian, xxriii 

Proceedings of the N. E. H. 0. 
Society, xiU 

Treasurer, xl 

Trustees of the Kidder Fund, xIt 
Rerolationanr Roil, A, fi 
Boby, Note, « 
Rogers, James Swift, 11 
Rnssell, John of Cambridge, Mass., and His 
DesoendanU, 383 

Salisbury, Stephen, 325 

Sanders, Taylor, Query, 05 

Sanford, Note, M 

Satnate, Mass., Records of Second Church of, 
ei, 175, 271, 335 

ScoU, Richard and His Wife Catharine Mar- 
bury and Some of Their Descendants, 168 

Shapley, Query, 402 

Shelley, Robert of Sdtuate and Barnstable, 
Mass., and His IXescendants, 332 

Smith. Query. 211 

Solendine. John of Dunstable, Mass., and His 
Descendants, 366 

South Hampton, N. H., Remonstrance Against 
Settling a Minister at, 56 

Stimpson, Note, 200 

Stimpson-Frothingbam, Note, M 

Stone, Query, 210 

Strangers in Dorchester, Mass., 387 

Street, Query, 96 

Sudbury,* Mass., Grantees and Settlers of, 357 

Symbol of Terminal Contraction, Note, 314 

Talcott Pedigree, Note, 31S 

Taver (Thayer) Family Entries in the Parish 
Register of Thombory, Gloucestershire, Eng- 
land, 281 

Taylor, Query, 315 

Templeton, Query, 211 

Thayer, Note, 93 

Tliayer Family in Thombnry, England—Ab- 
straeU of Wills Relating to, 289 

Titus, Query, Note, 315 

Torrey, Bei^amin Barstow, 115 

Treadwell, Thomas of Ipswich. Mass., and 
Some of His DesoendanU, 48, 191, 291, 386 

Tresoott-Rogers, Note, 313 

UdaU Family Record, 330 

Vernon, Conn., Records of the Church in, 73, 

Washington, Note, 91, 207 

Watson, Query, 316 

West, Francis of Dnxbory, Mass., and Some 

of His I>e9cendants, 142 
WiUet, Query, 402 
Willis-Bromley, Query, 316 
Wills, Administrations and Abstracts— 

Dearbeam, John (1611), 310 

Dearborne Thomas (1589), 309 

Dearebome, Henry ( 1635) , 310 

Derebarne, Michael (1611), 310 
Wilson, Note, 401 

Winthrop, Robert Charles, Jr., 223 
Woodman, Reply, 97 

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VOL. LX. 2 



JANUAliy, 1906. 

By Almon Danporth Hodges, Jr., A.M. 

It was a heroic deed, undertaken with no desire of reward or 
hope of glory, but simply for the purpose of saving the lives of two 
unknown black men. Planned on the spur of the moment, and ex- 
ecuteil at once in the face of what seemed to others certain death, 
it was successful through its brilliant audacity. So far as I can 
learn, it was never alluded to afterwards by the man who performed 
it, and only after his death were the details made public. 

The First South Carolina Volunteers — the first slave regiment 
mustered into the service of the United States during the late civil 
war — was on duty at Port Royal Ferry in South Carolina. Port 
Koyal Island was held by the United States troops with headquar- 
ters at Beaufort, while the main land was occupied by the Confede- 
rate forces. Before the war the main thoroughfare between Beaufort 
and Charleston had been the Shell Road, of which the ferry across 
the Coosaw River formed a part. At the ferry the road projected 
on each side as a causeway into the river, ending in a wharf or pier 
for the use of the ferry-boat. The ferry had been abolished by the 
war, the piers were in damaged condition, and the river-channel 
formed a barrier between the opposing picket lines. Occasionally 
at night scouting parties in boats ventured across the river, but 
these adventures were difficult and dangerous. To cross by day 
was simply to invite sure death or captivity. 

Early one morning two dusky forms amid the piles at the end of 
the opposite causeway were descried by some of the Union pickets. 
Their frantic signals indicated that they were fugitive slaves, anx- 
ious to pass the barrier between slavery and freedom and unable to 
swim across the stream ; but their case seemed hopeless, and while 
some watched for developments, the rest went about their allotted 
duties. Suddenly there appeared on the river a dug-out, propelled 
boldly towards the further side by a Fetleral officer, who calmly 
paddled up to the causeway, took the fugitives on board and began 
the return journey. When the canoe had reached mid-stream, it 
was discovered by the enemy and saluted with a storm of bullets. 
These, however, failed to reaQh their mark, and the boat, continu- 

VOL. LX. 2 

12 James 8wifl Rogers. [Jan. 

ing steadily on its course, gained its haven in safety. Evidently a 
passage in broad daylight was considered such an impossibility by 
the Confederate pickets that they had ceased their vigils for a mo- 
ment, and this exact moment was seized by the daring officer for 
his chivalrous deed. 

To do such an act for the benefit of another without reference to 
the possible cost to himself, and to do it in a simple, unostentatious 
manner, was characteristic of James Swift Rogers. He was then a 
captain, and in the abundant vigor of youthful manhood. He was 
fuU of life and full of the joy of living. There were loving parents 
and friends awaiting his return to his home and his college. Above all, 
there was one who had agreed to keep herself only unto him so long 
as both should live. The future held out the brightest allurements, 
and there was so much to live for. Yet when a call for help came, 
his helping hand was at once extended in complete forgetfulness of 
self. And as it was then, so it was throughout his fife. Quiet, 
self-sacrificing friendship was inborn in him. Perhaps he inherited 
it from his Quaker ancestors. 

John* Rogers of Marshfield, whose father bore the same name, 
joined the Quakers about 1660 and suffered accordingly, as is set 
forth in the Scituate Friends' Records. He and his descendants 
for five generations persisted in the faith. His son Thomas' and 
his grandson John^ were born, married and died in this same town 
of Marshfield. Stephen* Rogers, of the next generation, moved to 
Danby, Vermont, and there his son Aaron* Rogers was born, mar- 
ried Dinah Folger, and had by her twelve children. Aaron's eighth 
child, Elisha Folger' Rogers, was born June 20, 1813, married 
December 12, 1835, Elizabeth Mitchell, and had, at Danby, two 
children : Jethro Folger^ Rogers, bom in 1836, who died in infancy ; 
and James Swift® Rogers, born March 28, 1840, the subject of this 
sketch. * 

While a young child, James Swift Rogers was taken by his pa- 
rents to New York City ; and thence, when he was about nine or 
ten years of age, to Worcester, Mass., where his uilble Dr. Seth 
Rogers had a successful sanatorium. Here, at his first coming, he 
met two persons whose idealizing influences began at once and lasted 
through life : — the girl who became his wife ; and the clergyman 
who modified his theological creed, intensified his convictions regard- 
ing right and wrong, increased his hatred of slavery, became his 
captain and then his colonel during the civil war, and was his friend 

Rogers entered Harvard College in 1861. The bugles of war 
were then calling men to arms. His parents were Quakers and 
strongly opposed to fighting, and he had been bred in this faith ; 
but when the chance offered for striking a blow at slavery, he joined 
the army. He enlisted in Company C, 51st Massachusetts Volun- 

* For a more complete record of this family, see John Rogers of Marshfield and 
Some of his Descendiants. By Josiah H. Drummond, 189S. 

1906.] James Swift Rogers. 13 

teers, his fiiend and mentor Thomas Wentworth Higginson being 
captain, and became corporal and sergeant. When his captain 
was made colonel of the First South Carolina Volunteers, he took 
the commission of captain in this regiment.* To join this regiment 
of black soldiers required considerable moral courage. There was, 
among the officers and soldiers of the North, a strong prejudice 
against the experiment rff enlisting the slaves. It was not believed, 
except by a few, that these blacks would have the courage to face 
their former masters ; to arm them was considered unwise, and to 
associate with them as their officers was thought degrading. More- 
over, the Confederate authorities had declared that these troops 
would be regarded as outside of the ordinary rules of warfare, 
would be shot or hung when captured. But all these considerations 
were to him only stronger demands for his help, and he acted 
promptly and cheerfully in response. How well he performed his 
duties, how readily he adapted himself to the requiremqnts of a dif- 
ficult position, how efficient he was in training and leading his men 
whom he inspired with respect and affection for himself — this his 
commanding officer told at his funeral. 

Edward Earle was a prominent citizen of Worcester, of which 
city he became mayor. He and his wife, Ann Barker Buffiim, were 
members of the Society of Friends. Both were strong characters 
and maintained stoutly their religious tenets, which included hatred 
of slavery, and also of war. Their only child was Anne Buffum 
Earle. That the man who was to marry their daughter should be- 
come a soldier was to them a sorrow, which became an unbearable 
pain when he transferred from a nine-months' regiment to one en- 
listed for three years. So they applietl for his discharge to the 
commanding general at Port Royal, who promptly declined to 
release '' the best captain " of the regiment, but offered instead to 
promote him to be major. Then they appealed to the Governor of 
Massachusetts, and to the authorities at Washington. So resolute 
and persistent were their efforts, backed by all the influence they 
could command, that they finally obtained positive orders from the 
War Department, in compliance with which Captain Rogers was 
obliged to resign; and late in the year 1863 he returned to his 
studies at Harvard, where he was graduated in 18G5. 

For the graduating class at Harvard the college course terminates 
practically with Class Day. As a loyal member of his class, Ropjers 
could not leave Cambridge until after that day. But at the earliest 
possible moment — the 26th day of June — he married his long-chosen 
wife, and the bridal journey lasted until Commencement Day, when 
he returned to Harvard to receive his degree of A.B. 

After graduation, Rogers resided in Worcester, where he en- 
gaged in business, and where his three children were born. These 
were : — lidward Earle Rogers, the "Class Baby," that is, the first- 

• See Army Life in a Black liegiment. By Thomas Wentworth Higginaon, late 
Colonel lat Sonth Carolina Volunteers, 1870. 

14 James Swift Rogers. [Jan* 

bom child of any graduated member of a class at Harvard, who was 
bom May 3, 1866, and died October 1, 1884; Eliot Folger Rog- 
ers, born July 28, 1868, a brilliant scholar, who was graduated at 
Harvard in 1890, receiving there the degrees of A.B., A.M., and 
Ph.D., and also a Fellowship, studied at Gottingen University in 
Germany, and died October 2, 1895, just after beginning his du- 
ties as Instructor in Chemistry at Harvard ; and Annie Rogers, 
bora March 3, 1872, who married on June 6, 1895, Charles Davi- 
son Knowlton, M.D., and is now living in Boston. 

In 1878, Mr. Rogers moved to Red Rock, Pennsylvania, and 
for some years was engaged in oil-producing in Pennsylvania, New 
York and Kentucky. In 1882 he went to Rockport, Massachu- 
setts , where he was in the employ of the Rockport Granite Com- 
pany. In 1889 he went to Saratoga Springs, New York, and 
thence in 1893 to Chicago, in both places superintending the erec- 
tion of gas-generating plants, having patented many devices relating 
to fuel gas. In 1899 he came to Boston, where he and his wife 
made their home with •their married daughter. Here he became 
connected with the Boston Book Company, and was manager of 
The Green Bag^ a periodical devoted to legal matters. 

Being a man of superabundant vigor and endowed with sturdy 
health, having inherited from his ancestors of five generations those 
principles of love of righteousness, abhorrence of injustice, and duty 
towards one's neighbor which are typified by the name of Friend, 
which is the proper designation of the Quaker, he was always tak- 
ing upon himself some work of kindness and usefulness in addition 
to his business duties. While living in Worcester he joined the 
Worcester Agricultural Society, the Worcester Horticultural So- 
ciety, the Worcester County Mechanics Association (he was skilled 
in the use of tools) , and the Grand Army of the Republic ; was 
commissioned Justice of the Peace, and elected member of the 
Common Council ; was made a trustee of the Worcester County 
Institution for Savings, and Treasurer of the Lyceum and Natural 
History Association. In Pennsylvania he joined the Masons and 
the A. O. U. W., and served on tlie School Board of Foster Town- 
ship. While in Rockport he was member of the School Board and 
joined the ililitary Order of the Loyal Legion. In Chicago he was 
connected with the city Civil Service Commission. Notable for its 
judicious and generous helpfulness was his work for the Associated 
Charities, in aiding the needy, encouraging the weak and, if need 
be, reproving the wayward. 

While in college he was awarded a prize for excellence in reading, 
and his ability in this direction was afterwards utilized by giving 
public readings in Massacliusotts, Pennsylvania and New York. 
He was an occasional contributor to periodical publications, and in 
1884 wrote for the benefit of the Grand Army a military drama 
entitled " Our Regiment," which was acted by several posts. In 

1906.] James Swift Rogers. 15 

1903 he met Major Caleb Huse, formerly of the United States 
Army, who in 1861 cast his fortunes with the South, and had been 
eent to Europe as Purchasing Agent by the Confederate Govern- 
ment. Mr. Rogers persuaded the major to write out some of his 
interesting experiences, and published them in 1904, under the 
title of " The Supplies for the Confederate Army ; how they were 
obtained in Europe and how paid for." 

When living in Chicago, Mr. Rogers became interested in the 
study of genealogy, and with his usual energy undertook to compile 
the histories of all the Rogers families in the United States — a •tre- 
mendous task, as he was well aware. He printed in the Register 
of January, 1901, a brief account of Hope Rogers of Connecticut 
and his descendants. In 1902 he published James Rogers of New 
London, Conn., and his Descendants. Two years later he carried 
through the press The Rogerenes, some hitherto unpublished annals 
belonging to the Colonial History of Connecticut, a book whose 
publication must have been postponed indefinitely without his gene- 
rous aid. Working diligently, he accumulated the most valuable 
collection of facts extant concerning many families of his name. 
His manuscripts, neatly arranged and excellently indexed, have 
been given by his widow, in accordance with his expressed desire, 
to this Society. 

He joined the New England Historic Genealogical Society in 
1899, and at once became one of its most valued members, being a 
frequent donor to the library and serving most efficiently on many 
committees. In January, 1905, he was elected a member of the 
Council, and held this position at the time of his death. 

His end came suddenly, as he had always hoped. On a Tluirs- 
day afternoon, with but slight warning, and at the end of a busy 
day, he was unexpectedly stricken down. That evening the opera- 
tion for appendicitis was perfonned, but too late. He evidently 
was aware that the summons had come, and at intervals jotted down 
generous and kindly directions for the disposal of material not fully 
covered by his will. Through his thoughtfulness at this time, our 
Society has received the valuable gift of his genealogical collections. 
On Sunday, April 9, 1905, his life of usefulness was quietly ended. 

No account of this man's life could be complete without reference 
to her whose silent influence was so strong and so helpful during 
forty years of married happiness. Her unvarying steadiness of 
character, her unfaltering cheerfulness and unfailing love carried 
them both safely through the tragedies of life, mitigating the sorrows 
and enhancing the joys which come to mortals. Thrice death struck 
at those dearest to her — her children and her husband — while to 
the outside world she maintained her sweet serenity and her fiiith. 
If her heart was broken, she gave no sign and made no complaint. 
Yet three months after her husband's death, on July 1, 1905, she 
followed him across the silent river. 

16 Inscriptions at Norwich, Conn. [Jan. 


Ck)mmunicatcd by Georgb S. Porter, Esq., of Norwich. 

Christ Church (Episcopal) of Norwich, Conn., was organized 
in 1747, and its earliest house of worship was opened two years 
later. The present, and fourth, church building of the society 
occupies the site of the first, and stands on a lot on Washington 
street which was donated by Capt. Benajah Bushnell nearly one 
hundred and sixty years ago. The churchyard is preserved, but 
the head and foot stones which formerly indicated the graves of 
departed members were long since removed and placed in the cellar 
of the church, where they are cemented into the walls and flooring. 
This underground room is dark and gloomy, and searchers have 
difficulty in deciphering the inscriptions, all of which are here repro- 

Here lies the | Body of Jonathan | Son to Mr. Caleb Ar- | nold & 
Ann his wife | He was drowned | April ye 29th 1769, | in the 6th year 
of his I age. 

In Memory of | Benaiah Bufhnell Esq | who departed this life | (in 
hopes of a better) | Jaury. 27th A:D: 1762 | m the 8Jft Year | of his 

In Memory of Mrs. | Hannah : Confort of Mr. | Benajah Bufhnell & 
Daught j to John Griswold Esqr | late of lime Decs, who | Departed 
this life in hope | of A Better, on the 10th day of | Augs. 1772 in ye 
49th year | of her Age. 

Sacred | to the memory of 'I Jabez Bushnell, | who died | Augt. 10th 
1820 I aged 38. 

In Memory of | Mrs. Sarah, wife to | Mr. Samuel Brown, | who died 
March I Tith 1795, in the | 95th Year of | her age. 

In I IMeraory of | Miss Hannah Bushnell | who died | March 19, 
1825, j aged 87 years. 

In memory of | Jabez Bushnell | who died | Novr 18th 1810 | aged 
66 years. 

In memory of | Lydia Bushnell, | Wife of Jabez | Bushnell, who 
died I April 2d 1814, | aged 53 years. 

In memory of Mrs. | Zeruiah Relict to | Benajah Bufhnell Efq. deed. | 
who departed this life March 15th 1770 in the | 84th year of her Age. 

In memory of Mifs Nancy M. Cartey who | died Auft. 1ft 1791 | in 
in ye 25th year | of her age. 

Mrs. Prudence | Bufhnell 

In memory of | Capt. Richard | Bufhnell he de | parted this life | 
June 5th 1784 | in ye, 74th year | of his Age. 

In Memory of | Sarah the wife of | Capt. John Coluer | who died 
auguft ye Jft | 1757 in ye 63rd year | of her age 

In memory of | Mrs. Phebe Culver, | Wife of | Capt Stephen Cul- 
ver, I who died | October 8th 1805, | aged 56 years. 

1906*] Inscriptions at Norvrichy Conn. 17 

In memory of Mrs. | Hannah Davison, | wife of Mr. | Baizillai Davi- 
fon I who died Nov. 1ft | 1799, aged 58 years. 

In memory of | Capt. William Davifon, | who, much lamented, | died 
with the I yellow fever, on the | 30th of July 1803, | aged 40 years. 

Albertus | Sirant | Destouches fifqr. 

In Memory of | Saumille daught. | to Exeter & han- | nah Dobe who | 
died augO. 29th | 1786 in her | 2d year. 

In I Memory of | Mr. Brazilla Davison, | who died | May 22, 1828, | 
aged 90 years. 

Here lies the mortal | part of Mrs. Sally Davifon | the beloved con- 
fort of I Mr. William Davifon & | daught to Capt Elif ha | Edgerton 
^ Mrs. Elifabeth | his wife, who died may 24th | 1793, in ye 27th Year 
of her age 

Alfo Gurdon their fon died | June 13th 1793, aged 6 weeks 

In memory of | Mr. | Bentley Faulknor, | who died | March 6th 
1776, I aged 40 years. 

In Memory of | Mr. Bently | Faulkner, | Son of Mr. Bently and | 
Mrs. Mehitabel | Faulkner, who died | Sept. 21ft 1789 in ye, | 17th 
Year of his age. 

In Memory of Mr. | Bently Faulkner | who departed this | Life March 
5th 1776, I Aged 42 years. 

In memory of | Mifs Hannah Faulknor, | daughter of | Mr. Bentley 
Faulknor, | who died Sept 14th I 1800, aged 29 years. 

In memory of | Mrs. Mehitabel, | relict of Mr. | Bentley Faulknor, | 
who died | Oct 16th 1821, | aged 83 years. 

Mrs. Mary I. Fitch | Wife of | Stephen Fitch Esq. | Died | Sept 
27, 1837, I in her 42nd year, 

Anne Grifte | J759 

In Memory of | George ye Son of | Thomas & Anne Grifte | who falling 
through I the Ice, was Drowned | Decemr : J 3th 1757, | Aged 25 Years 
& 7 Days. 

In memory of Mr. | Thomas Grift who | departed this life | Auguft 
16th 1782 I in ye 82d Year | of his Age. 

Here Lies the Body of | Mrs. Alice Hall | the wife of ^Mr. | Daniel 
Hall^ I who departed this life | March ye 3d 1757 | in the 63d year | 
of her age. 

Elizabeth | Hamilton, 1765. 

Sacred | to the memory of | Mr. Solomon Hamilton, | Who died June 
23d 1798 I aged 87 years. 

Alfo of Solomon, fon of | Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton, | who died in Eng- 
land I Feby 17th 1763, m the 25th \ year of his age. 

Sacred | to the memory of | Mrs. Zerviah confort of | Mr. Solomon 
Hamilton, | who died July 18th 1782, | aged 69 years. 

Alfo of John fon of | Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton | who died on the coaft | 
of England Sep 22d 1763 | in the 24th year of his age. 

In Memorie of | Mrs. Zerviah Holden, | wife of Mr. Phinehas | Hol- 
den & Daughter of | Mr. Benajah & Mrs. Zerviah | Bushnell, died Augt. 
23d I 1786, Aged 65 Years. 

Sacred ( to | the memory | of ( Zerviah Tyler, | daughter of | James 
& Zerviah | Huntington, | who died | At Springfield, Massts: | Nov. 
18, 1832, I Aged 19. 

In memory of Capt. Allen | Ingraham, who was loft | at fea Sept 1785, 
in ye | 43d. Year of his age. 

18 Inscriptions at Norwich^ Conn. [Jan. 

Alfo died Mary daught to j Capt. Allen Ingraham and | Mrs. Ljdia 
hiB wife deem Slst | 1792, in ye, 19th Year of her age 

Mifs Sally Ingraham 

In memory of Mrs. Ann | Johnson confort of Capt | Samuel Johnfon 
and only | daughr. of Evan Malbom | Esqr. who departed this | life 
Deer. 12th 1786 in ye | 47th Year of her age. 

In Memory [broken] | Capt. Samuel Jo[broken] | of New port, 
depa[broken] | January 12th A. D. 1782 [broken] | of his Ag[broken] 

In Memory [broken] | Elizabeth Joh[broken] | Daughter of CapU 
Sam [broken] | Ann Johnso[ broken] | Life 

In Memory of Mrs. | Eliflibeth confort to | Mr. Robart Lancefter, 
who departed this | life in hopes of a better | March 24th 1782, in ye 
76th year of her Age. 

This monument is | erected by the family | of Zabdiel Rogers | in 
token of respect to | the memory of | Mercy Lancefter, | who died Dec. 
8th 1807, I aged 65 years. 

In Memory of Mr. | Robert Lancafter, who | departed this Life in 
hopes I of a better April 4th 1770 | Aged 70 years. 

In Memory of Bela Leffingwell ] who died at Charleston, South | Caro- 
lina, July 27th 1796, in | the 31ft year of his age. 

Alfo here are deposited the | l)odie« of Prudence & Eunice | Leffing- 
well. Prudence died | Novr. 18th 1795, in the 27th I year of her age. | 
Eunice died Septr. 26th 1796, | in the 22d year of her age. 

Lucy, widow of Bela Leffingwell, | died Dec. 19, 1856, aged 91. 

Sacred | . to the memory of Mrs. | Charity Leffingwell, | Relict of Mr. | 
Matthew Leffingwell, | who died | July 15th, 1809, | aged 73 years. 

Sacred | to the memory of | Harriet H. | the beloved child of | Bela 
& Lucy I Leffingwell, who died | July 31ft, 1811, | aged 17 years. 

In memory of Mrs. | Mary Leffingwell, | Wife of Mr. ] Matthew 
Leffingwell, | who died July 6th 1813, | aged 49 years. 

Also I of Simeon Leffingwell | their son, who was lost | at Sea March 
4th I aged 22 

This monument | is erected to the memory | of | Mr. Mathew Leffing- 
well \ who departed this life | June the 29th AD. 17[broken] 

In Memory of Capt. | Solomon Malbone late | of New port in the | 
State of Rhodlf land | who died Auguft | 24th 1787 in ye, 76th | year 
of his age. 

In memory of two infants, | twin daughters of Elif ha H. | & Sally 
Mansfield, Lucy | H. died March 29th, 1819, AE | 8 weeks & 1 day. 
Lydia D. died | April 4th 1819, AE 9 weeks. 

Mr. I John | Nichols. 

In memory of | Samuel Noyes, fon | of William Noyes, | who died 
July 24th I 1781, in the 33d year | of his age. 

In memory of | Ephraim fon of | Mr. Ephraim & | Mrs. Prudence | 
Punderfon, who | died fept. 12th 1785, | aged 11 Months. 

Hannah Louisa, | daughter of | Roswell & Eunice | Roath, died | 
June 25, 1822, 

In memory of | George fon to \ Mr. James & | IMrs. Sophia | Rogers, 
died I march 10th 1796, | aged 9 M 

Sacred | to the memory of | Mrs. Sophia, confort of | Mr. James 
Rogers Junr | who died Octor. 9th 1796, | in the 29th year | of her age. 

Mr. I Ephraim | Smith 

In Memory of three fons of Mr. William | & Mrs. Sybel Stephens | 

1906.] Inscriptions at Norwich^ Conn. 19 

Caleb Cooley Stephens died Janr. 10th | 1784, aged 18 days. | William 
Stephens Jur. died march | 18th 1785, aged 7 weeks & 3 days | William 
Stephens 3d died march 4th | 1787 in his 2d year. 

Sacred | to the memory of | Elizabeth Tisdale, | consort of Doct. 
Nathan Tisdale, | and daughter of the late | Rev. John Tyler, who died | 
Dec 22, 1824, in the 43 | year of her age. 

Also I Sacred | to the memory of | Doct. Nathan Tisdale, | who died | 
July 15, 1830, 

Here Lies Inter'd the | remains of Mifs Betfey | Tracy Daughter to 
Capt I Ifaac Tracy & Mrs. | Elifabeth his wife | f he Departed this j 
Life march 9th 1782 | Aged 19 years. 

Mrs. I Emma Tyler. 

Here lie interred | The earthly remains of | Mrs. Hannah, | relict of 
the late | Rev. John Tyler, | who departed this life | Jan. 19, 1826, | in 
the 75 year of her age. ' 

Here were deposited | the remains of John Tyler, ion | of the Rev. 
John Tyler, & of | Hannah Tyler his wife, who | died July 30, 1784, in 
the 12th I year of his age. 

Alfo in memory of John Tyler, | 2d fon of this name of the Rev. [ 
John Tyler & of Hannah Tyler | his wife, who died at the if land of Mar- 
tinico, Aug. 19, 1802, in | the 18th year of his age. 

Here lie interred | the earthly remains of | The Rev. John Tyler | For 
54 years Rector of Christs | Church in this city. Having | faithfully 
fulfilled his ministry, j He was ready to be dissolved | and to be with 
Christ. I His soul took its flight | from this vale of misery, | Jan. 20, 
1823, in the 81 | year of his age. 

Here are deposited ] the remains of | Miss Mary Tyler, | daughter of the 
Rev. I .John Tyler & Mrs. | Hannah his wife, | who died March 17th 
AD. 1806, Aged 28 years. 

In M[broken]ory of | [brokenJY Ren[broken] | to [broken] Van Mair 
[broken]ne | [broken] departed this life September | 2Jft J783, in the 64 
Year of her age.* 

In memory of | Miss | Abbv Warren, | daughter of | Lemuel & 
Abigail | Warren, died | Oct. 6,^1838, | Aged 68. 

In memory of | Mrs. Abigail Warren, | wife of Mr. Lemuel | Warren 
who departed | this life Oct. 27th AD. | 1808, Aged 67 years. 

Also I In memory of Mr. Dan | iel Warren who died in | Auzoays, 
west indies | April 14th AD 1790, Aged | 22 years. 

In memory of | Miss Hannah Warren, | who died May 29, | 1827, 
aged 56. 

In memory of | Mr. Lemuel Warren, | who departed this | life Oct. 
10, 1812, in I the 79 year of his age. 

In memory of | Miss | Lydia Warren, | daughter of | Lemuel & 
Abigail | Warren, died | March 15, 1835, | Aged 73. 

In memory of Capt. | William Wattles, | who departed this | life 
April 18th AD. I 1787 in the 48th | year of his age. 

In memory of Mr. | Elif ha Ion to Mr. | Zephaniah & Mrs. | Lydia 
Whipple I who died Janr. 24th | 1789, in ye, 17th | Year of his age. 

Here were deposited | the remains of Capt. | Solomon Whipple, | who 
died fept. 4th 1801, | in ye, 30th year of his age. 

Also, I In memory of Buf hnell | Whipple, who was | drowned at Sea 
Augft. 1785 I in ye 17th year of his age. 

* This atone is in the churchyard. 

20 De$cendant$ of Ephraim Danoin. [Jan. 


Compiled by Hon. Ralph D. Smtth, and communicated by Dr. Bbena&d C. Steineb. 

1. Ephraim^ Darwin was admitted a planter at Guilford, Dec. 11, 
1672, and had his portion of land out of the third division, according to 
his list of estate. He had probably been in Guilford for several years. 
The rocks at the head of Fair Street, Guilford, were long called Ephraim's 
rocks, after him. He married first, June 10, 1678, Elizabeth, daughter of 

Richard Goodrich ; and married second, Rachel . He died in Sept, 

1725. The name was sometimes spelled Durren. His list in 1716 was £29. 
Children : 

1. i. Daniel,* b. Sept. 15, 1680; d. Sept. 9, 1682. 

2. ii. Samuel, b. Jan. 24, 1683-4. 

ill. Rachel, b. Nov. 11, 1685; d. Nov. 9, 1691. 

8. iv. Joseph, b. Feb. 9, 1687-8. 

4. V. Ebenezer, b. Apr. 9, 1691 ; removed to Greenwich, and Salem, N. J. 

5. vl. Daniel, b. May 6, 1694; d. Dec, 1766. 

2. Samuel^ Darwin {Ephraim}) y married first, Jan. 5, 1710, Sarah, 
daughter of James Hill, who died Dec. 4, 1711 ; and married second, 
in Dec., 1713, Abigail Benham of Wallingford. His list in 1716 
was £32. 16. 0., and his home lot of 3 acres was assessed at £3. 
Children : 

I. Sarah,8 b. July 5, 1715. 

II. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 5, 1718. 
ill. Dinah, b. Oct. 17, 1720. 

iv. Samuel, b. Mch. 20, 1723. 
V. Thankful, b. Jan. 9, 1726. 
vi. Epuralm, b. Mch. 6, 1729. 

8. Joseph^ Darwin (Ephraim}), of Wallingford in 1722, had a list of 
£36. 14. 0. at Guilford in 1716, but no home lot. He married, 
Dec. 18, 1711, Anna, daughter of William Parent 
Children : 

1. Elizabeth,' or Isabel, b. Sept. 26, 1712. 

5. U. Joseph, b. Dec. 19, 1716. 

4. Daniel^ Darwin (Ephraim^), of Branford, married, Aug. 10, 1720, 

Abigail Champion of Lyme. 
Children : 

i. MARY,3b. Oct. 21, 1721. 

6. 11. Daniel, b. Jan. 81, 1726. 
ill. Abigail, b. Aug. 29, 1730. 
iv. Stephen, b. Apr. 16, 1788. 

V. Ebenezer, b. Apr. 24, 1740; m. July 18, 1761, Dinah Thorp of North 

Haven, and had Jonathan Champion^* b. Apr. 4, 1763. 
vi. Noah, b. Apr. 16, 1748; d. June 14, 1764. 

5. Joseph* Darwin, Jr. (Joseph,^ Ephraim^), of Woodberry, Branford, 

and North Branford, married Elizabeth . 

Children : 
i. Ethan.* 

1906.] Descendants of Patrick Falconer. 21 

ii. UzzntL. 

iil. Ira. 

iv. Adah, d. Nov. 21, 1767, at Branford. 

V. Submit, twin, b. Aug. 9, 1764. 

Ti. LuciNA, twin, b. Aug. 9, 1754. 

6. Daniel* Darwin, Jr. (Daniely^ Ephraiw})^ married, Feb. 8, 1748, 
Susannah Adkins, and lived at Branford. 

Children : 
i. Sara,* b. Sept. 80. 1762. 
ii. JosiAH, b. Apr, 26, 1765 ; d. Jan. 4, 1756. 
iii. Daniel, b. Dec. 8, 1756. 
iv. Anna, b. Sept. 21, 1769. 
V. MiCHABL, b. July 5, 1761. 
vi. SiMSON, b. July 23, 1768. 
vii. HULDAH, b. Aug. 12, 1765. 


Compiled by Hon. Ralph D. Smtth and communicatod by Dt.Bbsnabd C. Stbiner. 

1. Patrick^ Falconer came to America, probably from Scotland, 
about 1684. He is said, in his epitaph written by his friend the Rev. Abra- 
ham Pierson, Jr., to have " suffered much for Christ," but when and where 
does not appear. It has been conjectured, however, that it was in Scot- 
land, during the religious difficulties of that period. 

In " The Model of Government of the province of East New Jersey in 
America and encouragement of such as design to be concerned there," 
published in Edinburg in 1685, reprinted in Whitehead's "East Jersey," 
is a letter from Patrick Faulkner to Maurice Trent, dated " Elizabeth 
Town, East Jersey, 28th October, 1684." This is among " letters to dif- 
ferent individuals in Euroi)e (Scotland) from sundry individuals in Amer- 
ica." The letter was written shortly after his arrival, and praises the 
country highly. He also speaks of having travelled through Maryland 
and Pennsylvania. Where Mr. Falconer spent the three or four interme- 
diate years after the date of this letter does not appear. In 1688, Pat- 
rick Falconer, then of Woodbridge, was administrator of Robert Adam. 
The next year, 1689, he was at New Haven, where he married Hannah, 
daughter of Governor William Jon«s and grand-daughter of Governor 
Eaton. They were both about 30 years of age at that time. 

Patrick Falconer could not have remained long at New Haven, for 
June 20, 1690, he was at Newark, New Jersey, administrator on the estate 
oi Samuel Kitchel, who left a will dated Feb. 11, 1683, but whose wife 
Grace, named as executrix, had died before him ; and he appears as a 
witness to the will of David Ogden, Dec. 26, 1691, but when the will was 
proved, Feb. 27, 1691-2, "Patrick Falconer being deceased," the other 
witness testified alone. He was called *' merchant." On his gravestone 
in the old burying-ground is this inscription : " Here lyeth the body of 
Patrick Falconer, who died January 27th, 1691/2, aged 33 years." In 
his will, recorded in Trenton, New Jersey, he provided that his daughter. 

22 ^ Descendants of Patrick Falconer. [Jan. 

Hannah, be maintained till she arrive at the age of eighteen, and then that 
she should have fifty pounds in money ; his wife, Hannah, was to enjoy the 
whole estate in any part of Europe, New England, New Jersey, or else- 
where, and to be sole executrix with power to sell, etc. ; his honored father 
Wm. Jones, and his loving brother John Jones to be overseers, and his 
" brother James Falconer to be the overseer to take care to preserve what 
I have in Europe for my wife and child," also James Emmett to be over- 
seer to assist in settling accounts in New York, Long Island, New Jersey, 
or elsewhere west of the Hudson River. 

Sometime subsequent to Patrick Falconer's death, a John Falconer of 
London gave a power of attorney to David Falconer to act and do for him 
in East Jersey as a proprietor, but there is no evidence that either of these 
were relatives of Patrick. 

It appears that Mrs. Hannah Falconer sold her interest in her husband's 
property and returned to New Haven, where she was in 1695. Subse- 
quently she married James Clark of Stratford, and removed to that place. 
Children : 

i. ITanxah,* b. 1690, probably at Newark; m. Aug. 2, 1710, Dea. Seth 
Morse of Dedhara, and had Buth, who m. Samuel Lee. 

2. ii. Pathick, b. Aug. 12, 1092, at New Haveu (posthumous) ; d. July, 

1735. He lived at Guilford, where he was listed for £21 and a 
horse, In 1716. 

2. Patrick^ Falconer, Jr. (Patrick^) married, in 1722, Deliverance, 

daughter of Thomas Cooke, Jr. Prior to July, 1737, she married 

second, Hill, and died Feb. 12, 1781. 

Children : 

I. Hannah,' b. Aug. 23, 1723; m. Mch. 6, 1745, Charles Miller of Dur- 
il. Sarah, b. Mch. 15, 1727; d. single, Sept. 24, 1797. 
lii. Mary, b. Apr. 11, 1729; m. Nov. 20, 1755, Simeon Norton. 

3. Iv. Charles, b. May 11, 1731; d. Oct. 18, 1803. 

V. Rebecca, b. Jan. 13, 1734; d. single, Feb. 9, 1816. 

3. Charles' Falconer, or Faulkner (Patrick,^ Patrick^), of Guil- 

ford, served in the French and Indian war and in the Revolution. 
He married first, Jan. 6, 1760, Hannah Morse, who died Apr. 30, 
1765 ; and married second, Mch. 4, 1767, Mary Bly of Middletown, 
who died Feb. 28, 1810. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Benoni,* b. July 1, 1760; d. July 16, 1760. 

il. Hannah, b. Sept. 3, 1761. 

ill. Mary, b. July 10, 1763; d. July 10, 1768. 

iv. Charles, b. Oct. 13, 1764; d. Oct. 16, 1769. 

Children by second wife : 

V. Patrick, b. Nov. 30, 1767 ; d. 1817 ; m. Prudence, dau. of John Gold- 
smith, and removed to Middletown, N. Y. 
vi. Mary, b. Jan. 26, 1771 ; d. Apr. 8, 1791. • 

4. vil. Charles, b. Mch. 20, 1773 ; d. at Philadelphia, 1836. 
vlli. Friend Lyman, b. Feb. 16, 1777; went West. 

ix. Sally, b. 1779 ; lived In Branford. 

4. Charles* Faulkner, Jr. ( Charles* Patricky^ Patrick^), married, 

May 1, 1800, Clarinda Stone, who died Aug. 30, 1868. 

Children : 
i. Charles,* b. Feb. 28, 1801 ; d, Mch., 1802. 

1906.} Passenger Lists to America. 23 

U. Charles Hand, b. Apr. 15, 1803; d. Sept. 16, 1842; lived in Buenos 
Ayres, and Georgetown, S. C. ; m. (1) Ann Edwards Roberts, who 
was b. Feb., 1811, and d. Feb. 1, 1833; m. (2) Feb., 1840. Martha 
Folk of Georgetown, S. C. Children by first wife : William Hob- 
erts* and Christina. 

iil. Mary Ann, b. Jan. 3, 1807 ; m. May 4, 1833, Joel Stone of Guilford. 

iv. William, b. Dec. 27, 1808; m. (l)Oct. 16, 1829, Frances H. Lord of 
Norwich, who was b. Sept. 5, 1805, and d. Apr. 20, 1848; m. (2) 
March 27, 1850, Mary G., dau. of Pitman Stowe of Hartford. 
Children by first wife : Francis^ WiUiam, George Lord, Caroline 
Pierson, and Ella ; child by second wife : Charles Pitman. 


Communicated by Gshald Fotheroill, Esq., of New Wandsworth, London, 


It was formerly the duty of an official to keep a strict account of all 
persons leaving the shores of England or Ireland, and this was no doubt 
at all times carried out in a more or less perfect way. 

As regards England, these were all burnt by a fire at the Custom House, 
London. In some few cases, however, duplicates had been made for various 
official reasons, and these were printed, so far a» then discovered, by 
Hot ten.* 

In making researches among the British Archives, I have discovered 
others. One series of these has been printed and is called a ^^ List of Emi- 
grant Ministers to America." Others I hope to print from time to time 
in the pages of the Register. 

The following are lists of passengers who left Ireland between the years 
180.3-1 80G, and contained in a British Museum Manuscript numbered 
Add. 35932. 

The following is an example of a list, affidavit and certificate, showing 
that some trouble was taken in making the records : 

Thomas Ryan Tiitrick Ryan 

John Cronnan Mich' Enright 

John Daly Pat Ilennesy 

Edward Kellerman maketli oath that the above is a true list and descrip- 
tion of the passengers engaged to go in the Ship Numa to America, and 
that not any of tlieni is or are atriticers, artisans, manufacturers, seamen 
or seafaring men, and that he will not take any other passengers but those 
expressed in the above list, and that this list is a duplicate of the original 
one transmitter! to the Lord Lieutenant and Council save and except six 
of the passengers mentioned therein who are not to ])roceed. 

Sworn l>efore the Custom House, | Edw'* Kei.lkuax. 

Limerick, 2 Ap'., 18U3. ) 

I certify that I hav(^ personally examined tlie Men in the above List 
and that to the best of my knowledge 1 do l^'licve they art; of the occupa- 
tion above discribed. Liuierick, 3 Ap'., 1803. 

Wm. Payne, Brig'" Gen^ 

♦ "The Original Lists " of Emigrants to America, lOnO-1700, edited by Jolin Camdeii 
Hotteu. New York, 1874. 


Passenger Lists to America. 


A List of Passengers who have sailed on board the Mars for America 
from Dublm, 29 March, 1803. 

W°> Ford 

sent Robert Gibson American merchant 

John Morris servant 

■ Teeling clerk 

W™ Sherlock merchant James 

Murphy labourer 

Hugh Jackson 

« John Hobleton " 

A List of Passengers on 

I the Ship PortlandioT Charlestown, 29 Mch^ 1803, 

Charles Adams 

age 48 farmer of Limerick 

Marg^ Adams his wife " 39 


Ric O'Carroll 

<i 22 ^' 


Dan> O'Carroll 

«< 20 " 


Tho" Egan 

" 29 writing derk Limerick 

Martin Corry 

" 58 labourer 


John Connery 

a 29 " 


Mary Egan 

« 60 


Eliza Corry 

" 33 


Mary Connory 

" 24 


Mary Egan jun' 

" 27 


Betty Fitzpatrick 

" 26 


Mich^ Quillan 

" 48 gent 


Mary Quinlan 

« 46 


Mary Quinlan jjin' 

" 13 


Tlios O'Duyer 

" 22 gent 


Mich^ O'Donnovan 

" 26 " 


John Mullins 

" 26 labourer 


James Meehan 

" 26 " 


Pat*^ Kernan 

" 24 " 


Terence Murray 

" 18 ** 


Patrick Magrath 

" 21 " 


Andrew Lee 

*< 26 " 


Ric Ennery . 

" 19 writing clerk Limerick 

Hugh Morgan 

" 22 labourer 


Jiimes Kerly 

" 37 farmer 


John Walsh 

" 27 labourer 


Ann Considen 

*' 22 


John Cummins 

a 21 « 

Claraline co. Tipp^ 

W"^ O'Brien 

" 26 " 

Thomas Town 

Margaret Fehilly 

" 24 " 


Marg' Hayes 

" 18 


Mary Callaghan 

u 14 


Joseph Fihilly 



Mich^ Fihilly 



John Fihilly 



Mary Fihilly 



A List of Passengers on the Ship Eagle for New York, 29 Mch,, 1803* 

Alex Radcliffe 

age 23 farmer 


John Menter 

*' 28 labourer 


W»> Calvert 

« 33 " 


Ann Calvert 

" 24spmster 


James Bryson 

" 27 farmer 


Peter Leonard 

« 28 " 



Pcuaenger Lists to America. 


W"» Logan 

age 36 labourer 



** 18 farmer 


Joseph Webb 

" 25 labourer 


W™ Wilson 

« 22 *^ 


Margt Wilson 

« 20 spinster 


W°» Kineard 

" 52 farmer 


Robt Kineard 

« 18 labourer 


W° Hancock 

a 19 « 



« 23 " 


James Diennen 

u 19 a 


John English 

u 40 a 


Isabella English 

" 32 



a 13 u 


James Lister 

*• 20 " 


George Lister 

« 25 « 


John Graham 

u 24 " 


Thos Spratt 

" 50 farmer 


John Browne 

" 24 " 


Sam^ CampbeU 

" 18 labourer 


Charles Martin 

" 20 farmer 


Robert Halridge 

" 16 clerk 


Robt Eakin 

" 88 farmer 


W«° Rafield 

" 23 " 

Bally mena 

W" Woods 

" 27 labourer 

Sea Patrick 

Neh» Kidd 

" 20 " 


John Shields 

" 20 farmer 


John Cully 

" 24 " 


David Clement 

" 22 " 


Andrew Clement 

*' 20 " 


W» M'^Alister 

" 20 " 


A List of Passengers on the Ship Susan 
ApL, 1803. 

John Dornan age 43 bookst^ller 

M*"* Mary Dornan ** 40 spinster 

Three small children 
"M^ Frances Russel age 40 grocer 
M" Annie Russel " 38 spinster 
Three small children 

for New York from Dublin, 


John Midleton 
James Erwin 

W™ Erwin " 

Chas Rivington " 

Rol>ert Noble " 
M" Nelly Welch 
Miss Mary Ann Finly " 

Jamos Truer " 

Thomas Fitzgerald ** 

James Byrne " 

John Byrne " 

W" Finly *• 

James Kelly " 

John Riley " 

James Kelly " 

age 29 merchant 
" 28 physician 
" 2G " 
" 25 merchant 
" GO 

31 spinster 

21 ** 

22 farmer 

23 " 
19 " 
21 " 
18 " 

24 " 
31 " 

25 " 


New York 


County Meath 
County Wexford 
County Meatli 

County Wexford 


Passenger Lists to America. 


A List of Passengers to go on board the American Brig Neptune, Seth 
Stevens Master, for Newcastle and Philadelphia, burthen per admeasure- 
ment 117 tons, at Warren Point, Newry, 29 Mch., 1803. 

John Grimes labourer aged 28 

Agnes " his wife " 26 

James Crummy farmer 

Susan Dene spinster aged 18 

David Gallon farmer " 40 

45 John Henry ditto " 40 

Agnes " his wife " 30 Hanna ** his wife " 30 

Mary " their daughter " 15 Nancy " their daughter " 13 

Sarah " ditto ** 12 James ** their son " 11 

James " their son '* G William Countes labourer " 26 

David ditto " 4 Mary Countes his wife " 21 

List of Passengers to proceed by the American Ship Rachely Benjamin 
Hale, Master, to New York from Sligo, 15 ApL, 1803. 

Robert Ormsby clerk 
James Gillan farmer 
John Read clerk 
James Henderson clerk 
Peter M'Gowan 
Chas Armstrong 
Lau'"^ Christian 
Patt " 

James Donald 
W»" Corry 
Dan' M'Gowan 


Owen M*^Gowan 
Fred^ Corry 
Pat Gilmartin 
Pat Gilan 
Pat Foley 
Pat Feeny 
Mich^ lloran 
John Farrel 
John Commins 
Dan' Gilmartin 


List of Passengers on board the Ship Margaret, Thomas Marsh, Master, 
bound for New York, from Newry, 18 ApL, 1803. 

Eliz Brothers aged 44 

Mary ** " 19 

Sam' " labourer " 12 

James '* "10 

William " " 7 

M Ann Anderson " 30 

Mat" Doubly " 12 

James Farrell ** 3 

James Ilarkness labourer ** 40 
Jane ** aged 36 ^ 

Tho« " •< 12 

Mari^t ** "10 

Sarah " "10 

Abigal " "8 

Robt " " 6 

James " " 4 

Eliz Story 
Ben Story farmer 
Ann Story 


aged 47 
" 18 
" 16 

Hugh Alexander labourer aged 29 

Jane " aged 22 ) , . 

June " " 3 f. . ., 

Sarah " " 2J ^^^^^ 

Robert Gooey farmer aged 20 

Samuel Douglas " " 18 

Thomas Ilaxten labourer " 19 

John Rolston " " 27 

Ann Beard '* 24 

Ann Beard " 2 

James M' Clean farmer " 60 

Kliz M' Clean " 60 

David M'Clean labourer " 24 

John " " " 22 

George " " " 28 

William Riddle " "19 

Samuel Magil " "21 

Samuel Magil " " 39 

Biddy Fnery " " 35 

List of pjissengers intending to go from Belfast to Philadelphia in the 
Ship El ward, from Belfast, 19 Apl., 1803. 

James Greg farmer age 46 James Fox labourer aged 40 

Thomas Greg " "18 Ja. Moonev " »* 16 


Passenger Lists to America. 


John Greg 




Thomas Fleming 




Hugh Porter 




John Martin 




Alex' M<^Meekin 




Ad™ Dunn 




Thomas Monks 




Bobert Monks 




Joseph Monks 




Thomas Monks 




John Smith 




Hu M^'Bride 




W *' 




W Dawson 




Jno Craven 




James Towel labourer aged 


James Burns " 



Rob* Labody gent 



Hers M^'Cullough farmer 



W°> Scott " 



James Kirkman '* 



W" Bingham " 



James Bingham " 



John Norris labourer 



Hugh Murphy " 



Edw*^ Wilson gent 



Ardsal Hani ay laborer 



James Read '* 



Jos Haddock « 



A List of Passengers who intend going to Newcastle, Wilmington and 
Philadelphia in the Ship Pennsylvania, Elhana Bray, Master, from Lon- 
donderry, 16 ApL, 1803. 

Patrick Lealer aged 50 

Robert Donaldson " 46 

Bell Donaldson " 36 

Mary »* " 24 

Jane " " 25 

Mary " " 20 

Nancy Maxwell " 30 

Rol)ert " "10 

Nash Donald « 26 

Patrick Donal " 50 

Margaret Steel " 26 

Peter Derin " 56 

James M^^Gonagal " 26 

Charles Canney " 28 

Richard Dougherty " 36 

Margaret Heaton " 28 

Patrick M^Callen " 33 

Hugh Brecson " 40 

Mary O'Donnell " 25 

Samuel Gilmour " 20 

Ann Gilmour " 15 

Jas Elgin " 10 

James Boyd « 26 

William Oliver " 26 

Thomas Wilson " 25 

Nancy Wilson " 26 

Nancy Wilson jun' " 24 

Ja' Wilson ** 20 

John Wilson " 56 

Sam^ " " 45 

Eleiinor " "36 

John Moore " 22 

Bridget Dover " 55 

VOL. LX. 3 

of Shabane labourer 























Sr Johnston 







Sr Johnstown " 


Newton Limavady 






Stephen Burton of Bristol^ R, L 


John Lewis 

aged 33 

Newton Limavada 


Fanny Lewis 



it u 


Fanny Lewis junr 



ii a 


And^^ Lewis 



U it 


Susan " 



ii a 


George " 



a a 


James Stewart 





Ja» King 





Will"^ M^Bride 





Wm Parker 





Alex' Houston 





Francis ** 





John Brigham 





Jane " 





Eliz Brigham 





Ezek^ Brigham 





David Brigham 





W°» White 





Ja» Mitchell 





Fra' Dormet 





W™ Montgomery 





May " 





Sam> " 





Rel)ecca Montgomery 




Robert Little 





John Little 





Math^ Armstrong 





Ja« Todd 





[To be continued.] 


By Miss Susan A. Smith, of Dorchester, Mass. 

1. SxErHEN^ Burton, although spoken of as a wealthy and highly edu- 
cated man, always holding prominent office, and active in the public in- 
terest, has left very little of himself upon record. Savage says he was 
" probably son of Thomas." In Mr. Waters's " Gleanings," Vol. 1, page 
319, is the will of Margaret Prescott of the Parish of St. Thomas the 
Apostle, London, widow, dated Nov. 1, 1639, proved Jan. 3, 1639-40, in 
which she mentions her " son-in-law Stephen Burton and my daughter 
Martha his wife," but no connection between this, Stephen and the Thomas 
named by Savage, or the Stephen of this article, has been proved. 

The first evidence found of the presence of Stephen^ in Boston was in 
1670, when he was witness to a deed. In 1673, John Cranston, of New- 
port, R. I., sold land in Boston, bequeathed to him by the will of William 
Brenton of Rhode Island, to " Stephen Burton of London Junior, mer- 
chant, now resident of New England," and from that tinie, for over ten 
years, he had interests in Boston. 

1906.] Stephen Burton of Bristol, B. I. 29 

In 1680, Stephen Barton joined with << John Walley, Nathaniel Byfield 
and Nathaoiel Oliver, men of large estate," in the purchase, from Plymouth 
Colony, of Moimt Hope, the seat of the Great Sachem, Phillip, which has 
been called the '^ reward " to the Colony for the memorable conquest, but 
evidently he did not immediately take up his residence at Mount Hope, for 
in 1 681 he was constable at Boston. 

Oct. 28, 1681, at the sitting of Plymouth Colony Court, at the request 
of the four purdiasers of Mount Hope, it was granted that it should be a 
town, to be called ** Bristoll," and the first ** Recorder " of the new town- 
ship was Stephen Burton. Any one who examines the first book of Deeds 
at Taunton, kept by him as Recorder,* cannot fail to notice the beautiful 
handwriting and the scholarly elegance of its arrangement 

In 1689, ''Lieut" Burton was one of the selectmen ''to wait on 
coort," and he was also one of the Town Council " to join with the Com- 
mission officers by way of ordering concerns in ezegencies relating to mili- 
tia affairs." He was one of the first Deputies from Bristol to the General 
Court, and served five times, 1685, '86, '89, '90, and '92. 

In 1690 he was appointed by Plymouth Court to look after the "reve- 
nues and Customs " of Bristol County, and " to give despatches to vessels 
and see that Acts of Navigation be observed and render account," but in 
1692 complaint was made that Stephen Burton neglected his duties, be- 
cause of "head trouble," and his death is recorded July 22, 1693. It is 
said that he resided on Burton Street in Bristol, and that the house was 
destroyed by the British in 1777. 

He married first, Abigail, daughter of Gov. William and Martha Bren- 
ton of Rhode Island, who died at Bristol in 1684; and married second. 
Sept 4, 1684, Elizabeth, only daughter of Gov. Josiah and Penelope 
(Pelham) Winslow, who died at Pembroke, Mass., July 11, 1735, and 
whose gravestone is in an excellent state of preservation. 
Children by first wife, bom in Boston : 

i. Stephen,* b. Aug. 8, 1677. 
il. A DAUGHTER, b. Oct. 16, 1680. 

Children by second wife, born in Bristol : 

m. Penelope, b. Aug. 8, 1686. 
2. iv. Thomas, b. Mar. 16, 1692-8. 

V. EuzABETH, who never married, and of whom marvellous stories are 
told of the elegance of her personal belongings, one tradition be- 
ing that she had a '* quart measure of jewels," and many magnifi- 
cent dresses. An elegant dower-chest stood in the Burton house at 
Pembroke as late as 1810, when it was sold. 

2. Thomas^ Burton {Stephen}) settled in Pembroke, Mass., where he 
was town clerk and schoolmaster many years. 

In Middlesex Co. Deeds, Vol. 28, fol. 229, is a transfer dated 
Aug. 6, 1728, of " Thomas Burton and Elizabeth Junior of Plymouth 
County," to " Nathaniel Cotton of Bristol County Clerk " of a 
tract of land at " Natticut " on the Merrimac River, being " three 
fourths of one sixteenth of ten thousand acres, derived from our 
honored father Stephen Burton deceased," who purchased it from 
** Mr. John Cranston of Neport R. L, who had it from William 
Brenton Esq., as see his last will and testament." In this document 

•The office of Recorder at that time included "Clerk of the Peace," "Clerk of 
Common Plea*," and the duties now performed by the Registers of Deeds and of 

30 A Dorchester Religious Society. [Jan. 

both Elizabeth the widow of Stephen,^ and Alice the wife of 
Thomas,^ resign dower. 

In 1730 it was voted in Duxbnry that Thomas Barton should 
keep their school, provided *'*' he shall tarry in said town and not 
remove out of it " ; bat abont that time he purchased a large estate 
in Center Pembroke, where he ever after lived. His famiJj Bible 
is now in possession of Mrs. Henry Bosworth of Pembroke, whose 
husband is a descendant. 

Thomas* married, May 10, 1722, Alice, bom Apr. 15, 1697, 
daughter of Elisha and Elizabeth (Wbwell) Wadsworth. He died 
Oct. 22, 1779, aged 87 years, and she died June 9, 1791, aged 95 
years. (Gravestones at Pembroke.) 

Children : 

i. Martha,* b. June 19, 1723; d. Sept., 1723. 

ii. Penelope, b. Oct. 27, 1724; m. Oct. 23, 1751, Seth, son ofLient. 
Samuel and Susan na Jacob. 

ill. Eleanor, b. May 4, 1728 ; d. Oct. 27, 1751 ; m. Feb. 6, 1746-7, Nathan- 
iel, son of Hudson and Abigail (Keen ?) Bishop of Pembroke. Child- 
ren : 1. Nathaniel, b. Oct. 14, 1747 ; m. Jane 6, 1779, Abigail Bearse. 
2. EliphaUU b. Sept. 23, 1751 ; m. May 16, 1776, Elizabeth Tubbs. 

iv. EuzABETH, b. May 9, 1737; m. May 14, 1766, Daniel, b. July 8, 1739, 
sou of Elisha and Elizabeth (Lincoln) Bonney. He d. Aug. 18, 
1813, aged 74 yrs., and she d. May 17, 1807, aged 70 yrs. No chUd- 



Commanicated by Albert Matthews, A.B., of Boston. 

On December 25, 1698, there was formed at Dorchester a " Society of 
Young Men mutually joining together in the Service of God." The So- 
ciety apparently had no distinctive name, and, though it seems to have ex- 
isted for a century and a half, there appear to be no allusions to it in the 
histories of Dorchester, There are, however, three sources of information 
in regard to the Society. In 1779 there was printed at Boston, " Early 
Piety recommended. A Sermon, Preached Lord*s-day Evening, February 
Ist, 1778, to Two Religious Societies of Young Men in Dorchester. By 
Moses Everett, A.M., Pastor of the Church in that Place. Published at 
the Request of the Societies and others." In the course of this sermon 
Mr. Everett says : 

It is a happy consideration, that amidst all the degeneracy of the times, the 
ancient religious Societies of young Men, are upheld among us. That there are 
still so many who are willing to own a regard for the interests of religion, 
while it is so generally disregarded and contemned by the youth. Such socie- 
ties, are indeed worthy a particular share in the affection of all good men. 
... They are honorable. . . . They are greatly ornamental to reli- 
gion . . . and tend much to the advancement of its dignity and interests 
(p. 24). 

These words are of too general a nature to be of much value, and the 
fact, as stated on the title-page, that this sermon was preached to two so- 
cieties, rather intensifies than clears up our ignorance. But in 1799 there 
was printed at Charlestown ''A Discourse, Addressed to the Religious So- 

1906.] A Dorchester Beligious Society. 31 

ciety of Young Men in Dorchester, on the Termination of One Hundred 
Years from the Time of its Establishment. By the Rev. Thaddeos Mason 
Harris.*' The Introduction to this discourse is as follows : 

QN December 26, 1698, a number of young persons, actuated by a love for re- 
ligion, and a desire to assist and promote each other's advancement in the 
offices of piety, agreed upon * a private weekly meeting, for religious exercise, 
and the good improvement of the evening of the lord*s day.* 

About eleven years after, as the members had become numerous, and it was 
inconvenient to assemble in one place, it was deemed advisable to divide ; and 
one branch of the society continued to meet in the south part of the town, and 
the other in the north. 

The society is composed of serious and well disposed youths, who continue 
members till they form family connections, or leave the town. There is no 
recollection of a single instance of the expulsion of an individual for ill conduct, 
or of any one having desired to leave the society from dislike. The utmost 
harmony and fraternal affection have prevailed in their meetings : and the insti- 
tution hjEis been promotive of the happiest effects in encouraging and assisting 
youthful piety and practical godliness. 

That a society constituted of persons whose dispositions and principles are 
apt to be mutable, and easily affected and estranged by the dissipations of early 
life, should have been zealously supported through a whole century^ is a circum- 
stance which must forcibly excite our admiration. On the termination of this 
period, the young men of the elder branch of the society requested that a dis- 
course might be delivered to them in public, to commemorate the establishment 
of the Institution, and to further its views. In compliance with this request 
the following was written and delivered, and to gratify the society it is now 
published (pp. 3, 4).* 

Our third source of information is a manuscript written on parchment 
DOW owned by Mr. Charles J. Means of Boston, a son of the late Rev. 
James H. Means of Dorchester — the successor of the Rev. John Codman. 
This parchment, which could not have been written earlier than 1707, 
contains the Articles agreed upon December 25, 1698, and the names of 
about three hundred and fifty members, many of them autograph signa- 
tures.f It is printed at the end of this paper. 

But while our knowledge of this particular Society is meagre, it may 
not be without interest to give an outline of the causes which led to its 
inception, especially as this will show that other similar societies existed 
in this neighborhood early in the eighteenth century. The scandals, both 
public and private, which characterized the reigns of Charles II. and 
James II. were a cause of shame to many Englishmen, and became so no- 
torious that a reaction set in after the Revolution. In 1895 Miss Mary 
Bateman wrote : 

In the reign of William and Mary the rise of a number of voluntary associa- 
tions, with moral, religious, or philanthropic aims, expressed the widespread 
desire for social reform. It is true that in 1689, as in 1642, social reform was 
not made a party cry ; but the cordial reception given to the Prince of Orange, 
especially in the city of London, was partly due to the belief that the social 
disorders of the last two reigns would be suppressed. The city authorities 

♦ In an Appendix (pp. 19-24), Mr. Harris says that '*An account of the societies of 
young men in England, with rules and directions for their use, may be found in Bax- 
ter's Practical Works, Vol. iv; *' quotes some rules for such a society from A Help to 
NcUional Reformation ; and gives some extracts from ** a little book, published about 
the beginning of the present century, entitled • Private meetings animated and regu- 
lated, . . . whicn may serve to shew the original plan and design of such institu- 
tions.'* The last I have not seen. My attention was called by Mr. William P. Green- 
law to the two sermons quoted in the text. Copies of both, owned bv the Dorchester 
Antiquarian and Historical Societv, are deposited in the library of the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, ana are bound in Volume vlii of a series labelled *• His- 
torical Discourses, Dorchester." 

t I am indebted to Mr. William B. Trask, to Mr. Henry E. Woods, and to Mr. 
Henry H. Edes, for aid in deciphering some of the names on the parchment. 

32 A Dorchester Religious Society. [Jan. 

combined with their Whiggism the Poritan horror of profanation of the Sab- 
bath, cursing and drunkenness, and they knew that they had William's sympa- 
thy In these matters. The first sign of a change in the policy of the Govern- 
ment was given in a letter sent by William to the bishops, 1689, ordering them 
publicly to preach against the keeping of courtezans, swearing, etc., and to put 
the ecclesiastical laws in execution without any indulgence. The next was 
given in a letter of Mary, written in the absence of the king, to the Justices of 
the Peace in Middlesex, July 9th, 1691, which recommended the execution of 
the laws *' against profaning the Lord's Day, drunkenness, profane swearing 
and cursing, and all other lewd, enormous, and disorderly practices '* which 
had universally spread themselves by the neglect and connivance of the magis- 
trates. Any officer of justice guilty of these offences or negligent in punishing 
them was to be punished himself as an example. 

On the whole, however, it was not through Court influence that progress was 
made in the reform of manners. It was from the people, not from the Govern- 
ment, that the movement of social reform came. The work which Cromwell 
had given to his major-generals was now taken up by voluntary associations. 
The title "Society for the Reformation of Manners" was first used in 1692,» 
when five or six private gentlemen of the Church of England, with the help of 
the Queen, banded themselves together to inform against all persons who broke 
the penal laws. To prevent the charge of covetousness, the societies paid over 
the fines to charities, and took a subscription from their members to pay the 
expenses of prosecutions. In 1698 the societies received a stimulus from a 
proclamation against vice and impiety in all classes issued by William III. The 
spread of vice was ascribed to the magistrates' neglect to enforce the laws, and 
the judges of assize and justices of the peace were ordered to read the procla- 
mation before giving the charge, and adl ministers of religion were to read it 
four times a year after divine service.! 

♦ For this statement, Miss Bateman refers to Coke's Detection (iii.66) and Wilson's 
De Foe {i, 279). But neither Coke nor Wilson says that the title was used in 1692: 
merely that the Societies arose in or about that year. The earliest use of that exact 
title I have found is in a pamphlet called Proposals for a NationcU Reformation of 
Manners ^ Humbly offered to the Consideration of our Magistrates S^ Clergy, To which ts 
added f I, The Instrument for Reformation. II. An Account of several Murders^ SfC. and 
particularly A Bloody Slaughter^House discovered in Rosemary -lane, by some of the SO' 
ciety for Reformation. . . . As also The Black Roll^ Containing the Names and 
Crimes of several hundred Persons^ who have been prosecuted by the Society ^ London, 
1694. Tliis was licensed February 12, 1693-4, and was ** Published by the Society for 
Reformation." To the sermons preached before the Societies, there was frequently 
added an ''Account [for the preceding ^ear] of the Progress made in the Cities of 
London and Wesminster, ana Places adjacent, by the Societies for Promoting Refor- 
mation of Manners." The first of these accounts was the " Black Roll " printed in the 
above pamphlet of 1692. Later they appeared as broadsides under the title of Black List, 
and in the British Museum are copies of the Sixth (1701), the Eighth (1703), the Tenth 
(1705), the Thirteenth (1708), the Fourteenth (1709), and the Fflleenth (1710). From 
them it seems probable that the Societies were officially organized in 1694, and pre- 
sumably their title dates from that vear. 

The earliest allusion I have found to the originators of the Societies is in a pamphlet 
entitled^ Vindication of an Undertaking of Certain Gentlemen, In Order to the Sup- 
pressing of Debauchery and Profaneness, printed in London in 1692, of which there is 
a copy m the Boston Athenaeum. Though published anonymously, it was written by 
Edward Fowler, Bishop of Gloucester, who says : 

" But to come to the Business of these Papers : Certain pious Gentlemen, all of the 
Church of England, laying greatly to heart t?iese things, resolved to make Tryal, 
whether any thing could be done towards siving a Check to Debauchery and Pro- 
FANEN ESS ; and joyntly agreed upon this following Method for the Reforming of Offen- 
ders in those Two most scandalous Instances, by due Course of Law" (p. 6). 

The title later used is not found in this pamphlet, but in the Preface the author 
asks : *• But how can Zeal for so good a thing as Reformation of our Manners, be ever Ill- 
timed ? " (p. iv.) There are in the British Museum two copies of this pamphlet, one 
with the title as given above, the other entitled A Vindication Of a Late Undertaking 
of Certain Gentlemen, &c., London, 1692. 

t In H. D. Traill's Social England (1895), iv. 592, 593. See also Sir W. Besant, Lon- 
don in the Time of the Stuarts (1903), pp. 365-358 ; Besant, London in the Eighteenth 
Century (1903), p. 158; R. Coke. A Detection of the Court and State of England (1719), 
iii,66; J. P. Malcolm, Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London from the 
Roman Invasion to the Year 1700 (1811), pp. 182-186; J. P. Malcolm, Anecdotes of the 
Manners and Ciutoms of London during the Eighteenth Century {\^10), i. 93-96; W. 
Wilson, Memoirs of the Life and Times ofDe Foe (1830), i. 286-302, ii. 84-90. 

1906.] A Dorchester Religious Society. 33 

Most of the societies oi^anized late in the seventeenth century had for 
their object the suppression of immoralities of various kinds and the prose- 
cnUon of the offenders. After enumerating the duties of about a dozen 
of these, the writer of a pamphlet published in London in 1699 goes on 
to say: 

Besides those above-mentioned, there are about Nine and Thirty BeUgious 
Societies of another kind, in and about London and WeMminster, which are 
propagated into other Parts of the Nation; as Nottingham, Gloucester, <6c., and 
even into Ireland, where they have been for some Months since spreading in 
divers Towns and Cities of that Kingdom ; as Kilkenny, Drogheda, Monmouth, 
4tc. especially in Dublin, where there are about Ten of these Societies, which are 
promoted by the Bishops, and inferior Clergy there. These I^rsons meet often 
to Pray, Sing Psalms^ and Bead the Holy Scriptures together, and to Reprove, 
Exhort, and Ed\^ one another by their Religious Conferences. They moreover 
carry on at their Meetings, Designs of Charity, of' different kinds; such as 
Believing the Wants of Poor House-keepers, maintaining their Children at School, 
setting of Prisoners at Liberty, supporting of Lectures and daily Prayers in our 
Churches, These are the SOCIETIES which our late Gracious Queen, as the 
Learned Bishop that hath writ her LIFE tells us,* took so great Satisfaction in, 
that She inquired often and much about them, and was glad they went on and 
prevailed; which, thanks be to GOD, they continue to do; as the Reverend Mr. 
Woodward^ who hath obliged the World with a very particular Account of the 
Rise and Progress of them, hath lately acquainted us.f And these likewise are 
SOCIETIES that have proved so exceedingly Serviceaable in the Work of RE- 
FORMATION, that they may be reckoned a chief Support to it, as our late (}reat 
Primate Arch-Bishop TUlotson declar'd, upon several Occasions, after he had 

« Gilbert Bumet'a Ettay <m the Memory of the late Queen, published in 1695. There 
is a copy in the Harvard College Library. 

t The Bev. Josiah Woodward preached a sermon before the Societies on December 
28, 1696. There is a copy in the Harvard College Library. In the Epistle Prefatory 
we read: 

** And therefore it cannot but be matter ofgreai Joy to all good People to hear of your 
9uccesaful Progreta in this your pious Enterprize. What exalted Praises will they offer 
to God, when they hear of your Order, Courage, and Unanimity in a Work of such abso- 
lute Necessity ; and when they understand that Thousands have been brought by your 
meetms to legal Punishment, for their abominable Enormities ; and that Multitudes of scan- 
dalous Houses . . . have been suppressed by you ; and that public Vice and Profane- 
ness is manifestly checked, and in a way to be rooted out by your exemplary Diligence, 
Zeal, and J^xvence in this great Undertaking t As it is more particularly related in an 
Account of tne Rise and Progress of the Religious Societies of Young Men, lately pub- 
lished ** (pp. vii. viii). 

The title of Woodward's pamphlet is, An Account of the Rise and Progress of the 
Reliaious Societies in the City of London, S^c. And of the Endeavours for nefOrmation 
of Manners Which have been made therein. No copy of the first edition is known to me, 
but according to Arber's Term Catalogues (ii. 600) it was published in November, 1696, 
under the title of An Earnest Admonition to All ; but especially to Toung Persons, to 
turn to God by speedy repentance and reformation. Being the substance of six Sermons, 
... To which is added. An Account of the Rise and Progress of the Religious So- 
cieties of Young Men, and of the Societies for Reformation. In the British Museum are 
copies of the second (1698), the third (1701), and the fourth (1712) editions. The fol- 
lowing extracts, pertinent to our subject, are taken from the second edition : 

** IT is now about twenty years ago, that several young Men of the Church of Eng- 
land, in the Cities of London and Westminster, were about the same time touch d with 
m very affecting sense of their Sins, and began to apply themselves, in a very serious 
manner, to Religious Thoughts and Purposes'* (p- 31). 

" INSOMUCH, that there are now near twenty Societies of various Qualities and Func- 
tions, formed in a Subordination and Correspondency one with another, and engaged 
in this Christian Design in and about this Ctty and Suburbs : All which have their set 
Hours and Places of meeting, to direct, support, and execute this their undertaking. 

" IN this Number of Societies for Reformation here given, I do not include any of the 

deavours from the first to suppress publick Vice ; whilst the Religious Societies endeav- 
oar'd chiefly to promote Religion in their own Breasts, tho they have since been emi- 
oently instrumental in the Publick Reformation " (pp. 83, 84). 

34 A Dorchester Religious Society* [Jan* 

examined their Orders, and inquired into their lAves, Thai he thought they were 
to the Church of England.* 

That a movement which met with such an impetus in England should 
have extended its influence to the American colonies, is what one would 
naturally expect. In a pamphlet published in London in 1705, we read : 

A Reverend Divine, who hath been lately in our Northern Plantation in Amer- 
ica, by the Encouragement of divers of our Bishops, for the Propagation of 
Christianity there, ordei*'d a whole Impression of the Account of tlie Societies^ 
to be Printed off, and sent thither, for the promoting a Reformation, by these 
Methods, In those Parts of the World. And this Reverend Person the last 
Month told me, that he thinks they have since made a more remarkable Refor- 
mation there, than In either of Her Majesty's Klngdoms4 

Some contemporary letters written by an unknown New Englander are 
fortunately preserved. In the pamphlet which has just been cited will be 
found the following extracts : 

From New England we are told, That great Care hath been there taken of 
late for the Punishment of Vice and Prophaneness by the Methods that are here 
us'd; and a Gentleman In that Country, In his Letter bearing date^prt7 10. 1702. 
informs us. That several Societies are formed In Boston, and he thinks that in 
a little time he shall acquaint us of others set up in other Parts of that 
Country. § 

A Gentleman In New-England, in a Letter dated October 8. 1704. writes to 
his Correspondent in London in the following Words: T?ie Societies lately 
erected for the Service of Religion in London, and in some other Parts of Europe, 
have by their laudable Example had an Influence upon a Country as far distant 
from them as New-England in Amerlqa. And ice thought it might be some Satis- 
faction to you and other good Men toith you, to have a summary Account of the 
Good which is daily doing among us, in Imitation of the Example that you have given 
us. We shall accordingly inform you, that a Number of Gentlemen who make the 
best Figure in this Place, did a few Months ago establish a voluntary Conversa- 
tion once in a Fortnight. The Gentlemen of the Society for Propagation of Re- 
ligion have already had a sensible Blessing of God upon their Consultations and 
Undertakings. They have sent into every Town of the Pi^ovinces Treatises to ani- 
mate the Observation of the Lord's Day. They have conveyed unto such People 
among our selves as frequently and prophanely absent themselves from the Publick 
Worship of God, a Sheet o/ Considerations to reclaim them from that Prophanity. 
They compiled and emitted an Abstract of Laws against ail punishable Wicked- 
ness, and armed the Officers in the several Parts of the Province therewithal. They 
are now endeavouring to introduce more Religion into our Sea-faring Tribe, and 
Season our Vessels with better Orders than have been generally practised. These 
are but some of the good Things which they have done in a very little while. We 

♦ An Account of the Societies for Reformation of Manners, in London and Westmin- 
tter, And other Parts of the Kingdom, London, 1699, pp. 16, 16. In the British Museum 
Catalogue and elsewhere this pamphlet, of which two editions appeared in 1699, is at- 
tributed to Woodward : but the allusion to Woodward quoted in the text shows that 
he could not have been its author. There is a copy of the pamphlet in the Boston 
Athenieum and in the Harvard College Librarjr. In a sermon preached before the 
Societies on June 27, 1698, the Rev. Thomas Jekill referred in the Epistle Dedicatory 
to *• the several Accounts that have been given of your Affairs in Print ; Jlrst by the Right 
Reverend Bishop of Gloucester, and stnce by the Reverend Mr. Woodward, and some 
others." The first allusion is of course to Edward Fowler's Vindication (1692), al- , 
ready quoted in a note on page 32, while the second allusion is to the pamphlet by 
Woodward mentioned in tne last note. 

t Presumably the Account published in 1699. There are in the British Museum a 
pamphlet published in London about 1700 called A Short Account of the Several Kinds 
of Societies, set up of late Tears, for the promoting of God*s Worship, for the Reforma- 
tion of Manners^ etc.; and a pamphlet published at Edinburgh in l7(50 by Sir f^rancis 
Grant Lord CuUen, entitled A Brief Account, of the Nature, Rise, and Progress of the 
Societies, for Reformation of Manners, S^c, in England and Ireland : with a Preface 
Exhorting to the' Use of such Societies in Scotland. 

X An Account of the Progress of the Reformation of Manners, in Enaland, Scotland, 
and Ireland, And other Parts of Europe and America, thirteenth edition, London, 
1705, p. 4. There is a copy of this pamphlet in the Harvard College Library. 

§ Ibid. p. 9. 

1906.] A Dorchester Religious Society. 35 

ikall supersede the mention of the rest, loith one comprehensive Service they prO' 
duced in Boston, our chief Town, a Society for the Suppression of Disorders; 
tnany good Offices have been done for the Town in a little while by that Society ; 
^ey Printed a Sheet of Methods and Motives for such Societies; the Sheet they 
scattered throughout these Colonies, In many Towns they have erected such Socie- 
ties, and conformed unto the Advice that have been set before them. In these Towns 
the Ministers and t?ie Societies, with which they have accomodated themselves, to be 
admirable Engines for the maintaining and promoting all good Order among their 
People, We receive Letters from divers Quarters wherein they do even with some 
Bapture give Thanks to God for the Advantage they have already received by these 
Societies, They generally carry on their Design with Prudence and Silence, and 
great Modesty, but with wondrous Efficacy. We confess we owe unto you the Beta- 
Hon, because we are beholding to you for the Example that hath been followed in 
onr feeble Essays to do what we can for the Advancement of the Greatest Interest, 
May the God of all Grace prosper all your and our Essays thus to do what Good 
IOC can,* 

In another pamphlet, puhlished in London in 1706, we get a few more 
letters written hy the same person. Some extracts follow. 

A Beyerend Divine of New-England in his Letter dated from Boston the 23d 
of November 1705, says thus : Sir, It was but Yesterday that your letter to our 
tDorthy Friend Mr, arrived; however, we were not willing to miss this Op- 
portunity of returning you our hearty Thanks for your grateful Communications, 
and of letting you know, that we take every Opportunity of returning greatest 
TTuinks to the God of Heaven, for disposing and assisting so many {as we perceive 
by your Letters) unto such noble Methods of being Serviceable. 

And because you may expect something of that also, we wUl go on where we l^ 
off in the Account we formerly gave you of our Proceedings in those best Intentions, 
Vie Beformation of Manners, and the Propagating of Christian Knowledge and 

Our Societies for the suppression of Disorders, increase and prosper in this Town ; 
there are two more such Societies added unto the former ; There are also Beligious 
Societies without Number in this Country that meet at proper Times, to pray to- 
gether, and repeat Sermons, and forward one another in the Fear of God, 

In some Towns of this Country, the Ministers who furnish themselves with a 
Society for the Suppression of Disorders, hardly find any notorious Disorders to be 
suppressed : but then their Societies are helpful unto them in doing abundance of 
Good for the Advancement ofsenous Beligion in the Neighbourhood, and to make 
their Ministry much more Profitable in the Weekly Exercise ofit.^ 

Lastly, a Gentleman writes from New-England, in his Letter of the 20th of 
November 1705. 2o gratifie your Desires to know what Progress we make here 
in our Societies, I make bold to add a Line or two to certify. That in Boston the 
Societies for suppressing Disorders {of which mention was made in my former Let- 
ters) are upheld, and two other Societies of the same Nature erected, ' All %ohich 
are spirited to be active, according to their Abilities and Influence, to promote Vir- 
tue, and discountenance and suppress Vice. And not only in Boston are such 
good Things done, and doing, but in many Places in the Province besides. Omit- 
ting many other things that might be enumerated as to other Places, I shall sum 
up in short, an Account of what hath been done in a Town called Taunton, through 

the rich Mercy of God: The Beverend Mr. ,X Minister there, having seen 

some Printed Accounts of the Methods for Befoi*mation in Old England, in imita- 
tion thereof {after earnest Prayers to God for Success) obtained of several Inhabi- 
tants of the Place {that were noted for Sobriety and Zeal against Sin) to meet unth 
him once in each Month, to consult what might be done to promote a Beformation 
of Disorders there. And after a Day improved in Fasting and Prayer together, 

•TJirf. pp. 11, 12. 

t A Help to a National Reformation, Containing an Abstract of the Penal-Laws 
against Prophaneneta and Vice. , . . To tchich is added. An Account of the Propress 
of the Reformation of Manners in England and Ireland, and other parts' of the World, 
Fifth edition, London, 1706, pp. 13, 14. There is a copj in the Boston Public Library. 
There is in the British Museum a copj of the first edition, printed in 1700. 

J The pamphlet from which this is taken formerly belonged to the New England 
Library collected b^ the Rev. Thomas Prince and now in the Boston Public Library. 
It contains notes m the handwriting of Prince himself, and at the bottom of p. 15 is 
written : •* [♦ i e y« Rev mr Samuel Danforth],** 

36 A Dorchester Religious Society. [Jan. 

iheg first attempted to reduce the Heads of Families to set up Family Worship ; 
and God gave them great Success ; So that most of the Families in the large Towns 
hearkened to their Exhortations and Reproofs ; and set upon the Practice of Family 
Prayer Morning and Evening ; every day having heard and read some Accounts of 
the Religious Societies of Young Men in London, they were encouraged to endeavour 
the like among them. And beyond their Expectation (God working with them) 
prevailed toith the greatest part of the Youth to form themselves into Societies for 
Religious Exercises, signing some good Rules to be observed by them therein, much 
like the Orders of the Societies of the Young Men in London, The good Effect 
whereof was the putting an End to and utter Ranishment of t?ieir former disorderly 
and profane Meetings to Drink, &c. and to the great Grief of Godly Minds. 

There is also something done in the Town (and in some others) towards the 
founding of a School, by getting Lands granted and laid out by the Inhabitants 
for the particular Design of upholding a School. And whereas some Prints from 
Old-England certify us. That the Inferior Clergy are advised to meet together often, 
and consult how to promote Reformation.* In like manner some Essays are 
made, that Neighbouring Ministers in this Province might uphold some stated 
Meetings, to consider of what they may do for the same End. 

Now, Sir, our Imitation of the pious Zeal of godly Men in Old-England, is a 
s/ufficient Testimony of our Approbation of what is doing there. And blessed be 
God that there is a great Number in this Province, who daily pray to God for the 
Prosperity of Old-England : And especially that Religion in the Power and Life 
of it may Flourish tliere.f 

These letters and extracts give us an interesting glimpse into the moral 
and social life of New England two centuries ago. For half a century or 
more the English Societies continued their activities.} How long the 
movement lasted in New England is not known to the present writer, and 
it is hoped that the facts now given will lead to further discoveries in the 
same direction. In 1895 the Rev. Francis E. Clark wrote : 

But the most remarkable example of Endeavorers before the Endeavor Society 
is found in a short-lived movement which began nearly two centuries ago in 
the churches of Massachusetts. § 

Mr. Clark then goes on to descrihe and to quote from a pamphlet printed 
by Cotton Mather at Boston in 1724 and entitled, *^ Religious Societies. 
Proposals For the Revival of Dying Religion, By Well-Ordered Societies 
For that Purpose. With a brief Discourse, Offered unto a Religious So- 
ciety, on the First Day of their Meeting," Mather makes a passing 
allusion to the societies which have been considered in this paper, but does 

♦ Of. p. 33, ante. 

f A Help to a National Reformation ^ pp. 14-16. 

X Some of those who preached to the societies were Dissenters, but most of them 
were of the Church of England. The sermons were at first quarterly, but later became 
annual. The libraries of Boston and Cambridge contain the following sermons: 
Josiah Woodward (1696), Lilly Butler (1697), John Woodhouse (1697), John Russell 
(1697), Samuel Bradford (1697), Samuel Wesley (1698), William Hayley (1698), Edward 
Fowler (1699), Gilbert Burnet (1700), St. George Ashe (1717), Edward Gibson (1724)^ 
Edward Chandler (1725), Thomas Green (1727), Richard Smalbroke (1728) , Thomas 
Leavesley (1730), Francis Hare (1731), James Knight (1733), Arthur Bedford (1734), 
Edward Cobden (1736), Samuel Smith (1739). The British Museum contains some of 
the above sermons and also the following: William Bisset (1704), Samuel Wright 
(1716), John Leng (1718), Moses Lowman (1720), William Butler (1722), John Wynne 
(1726), Robert Drew (1736), Samuel Say (1736), William Simpson (1738), Samuel 
Chandler (1738). There is also in the British Museum A Sermon Preached before the 
Former Societies for Reformation of Manners : To which is added, An Abridgment of the 
forty-second Account of their Progress made in the Cities of London and Westminster, 
and Places adjacentf for promoting a Reformation of Manners. Whereunto is sulMoined, 
A Declaration from the present society, iLondon, 1760. This pamphlet ends as follows : 
** Justice Hall in the Old Bailey April the 2l8t 1760. where the Society meet every 
Honday Evening at 6 o'clock. FINIS " (p. 36). Finally, several other pamphlets 
relatins: to the Societies will be found in the British Museum. 

6 \Vorld Wide Endeavot\ja. 43. My attention was called to this passage and to 
Mather's tract by the Rev. William H. Cobb, librarian of the Congregationtu Library, 
which owns a copy of the tract. 

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not add to onr infoTmatioD. The societies to whidi attention has been 
called existed a quarter of a century or so before the appearance of Ma- 
ther's pamphlet, and it is dear that the evolution of the Christian Endeavor 
Society is to be traced to them rather than to Mather's pamphlet 
The document mentioned at the beginning of this paper follows. 

Articles covenanted and agreed upon this 25^ day of December in the Year 
of our Lord God one Thoofand fix Hundred and ninety eight, between us who 
are hereunto fubfcribed, being a Society of Young Men matnally joiuing to- 
gether in the Service of God, in the 1 1^ Year of the Reign of our f overeign Lord 
William the third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, 
King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

"Whereas the eternal Jehovah hath in his free Love made Man a reafonable 
and rational Creature, and hath given to us a Law to regulate and order our 
Lives by. It fhould be the great Care and Concernment of all Men in general, 
and of thofe that live under the Light, Power, Means and Gospel of an almighty 
and alsufflcient Saviour, in a very singular and particular Manner, for to walk 
and order their Lives and Converfations according to their Faith and Belief, .aa 
the holy Spirit of God in his holy Word fhall guide and direct in f uch Ways, 
Means, Methods, and Inftitutions, as may increafe their Love to, and Faith, 
and Hope, and Truft in God, and prove beneficial unto their own precious and 
immortal Souls, as well as Joy and Comfort unto all the Godly : and an example 
unto all ungodly Sinners. And flnce that the blefsed and eternal God bath de- 
clared in his holy Word that he def ires not the Death of Sinners ; and that 
"Where but two or three are gathered together in His Name, that there he will be 
in the midf t of them and blef s them ; and that he loves them that love him and 
they that seek him early fhall find him : and f ince that God has appeared and made 
known his Spirit and Power wonderfully upon the enlivening, enlightening, 
comforting, converting and confirming f undry, in the former and prefent Gene- 
ration, and make them great Blef sings unto his Church and People, by and 
through the Means of godly and pious Societies and Converfations. We fol- 
lowing their Example, and trufting alone for Help and Afsistance from God ; 
do jointly and feverally confent and agree unto thefe Articles following, viz, 
I) First, That upon every Sabbath Day Evening, as many of us as are well, 
and in Health ; except that feme unavoidable Accident happen, will come at the 
Place and Time appointed for the carrying on of our Excrcife; and continue 
two Hours, or thereabouts in our Service. II) Secondly. That when we are 
met together, our Service is to begin, first, with Prayer; Secondly, a Psalm to 
be fung at the Appointment of him that first began the Exercife. Thirdly, if 
the Time be not far fpent a godly sermon is to be read. Lastly, We will con- 
clude with Prayer. — In the Year of Our Lord and Saviour one Thou fa nd feven 
Hundred and feven. January the 26**». It was agreed upon by the whole So- 
ciety, that they would meet once in a Month a Thursday Night : and the Exer- 
cife to be carried on In Prayer ; and a Psalm to be fung at laft.— And alfo it 
was agreed upon, that if any Perfon belonging unto our Society doth not attend 
at the Place appointed for the carrying on of our Exercife, he Is to declare his 
Beafon for the same. Ill) Thirdly, All fhall equally take their Turns in 
carrying on the Exercife as their Names are annexed ; and that if any one de- 
flres to be excufed, he fhall get another of the Society to take his Turn in 
carrying on of the Exercife, and it fhall be reputed and reckoned, that he who 
of right fhould have done it, hath taken his Turn. IV) Fourthly. That what- 
foever Slips or Mlftakes happen from any perfon, while in Prayer, or any 
other Exercife, there fhall be nothing faid, nor any Motions made, that may 
anyways Irapofe upon, or make the Perfon an Object of Laughter; but all are 
in Love and Friendfhlp to bear with the Mlftakes one of another : for no man 
is able to ftand upon his own Strength, and God may let the ablest fall into 
grofse Errors. V) Fifthly. No Perfon belonging unto our Society, fhall at 
any Time, make known unto any others, any of the Slips or Mlftakes of any 
of the Society, but all our Actions fhall be kept fecret unto ourf elves, least 
through the Subtilty of Satan much Mifchief be Incurred thereby. VI) Sixthly. 
No fcandalous Perfon fhall be admitted into our Society; nor any other Perfon 
If they will not confent unto thefe our Articles, after they have been with us 
one or two Nights for .a Tryal. VII) Seventhly. No Perfon fhall break off 
from us, and leave our Society, after their Names are annexed, except that 


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first he declares his Reafon for the fame, unto oor Satisfaction ; provided he 
be not disabled by Distemperatnre of Body, or be by Providence removed away 
from Qs. VIII) Eighthly and Lastly. If it fo happen, which God forbid, that 
any of onr Society fall into grofs and fcandilons Sins, whereby the Ways of 
Beligion and Godlinefs are f candalized and reproached ; or if any, after their 
Hands are annexed, break and violate thefe onr Articles, for the flrft Offence 
they shall be reproved, and if they ftill continue refractory, for the fecond 
Offence fhall be under f harp Admonition, and for a third Offence fhall be totally 
expelled our Society. Amen. 

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♦Bernard Capen 

♦Jabez Searle 

♦Hopestlll Clap 

♦Jof hua Wight 

♦William Spotil 

^Thomas Evans 

♦Ifaac How 

♦John Stiles 

♦Hopef till Capen 

♦Matthias Evans 

♦Samuel Tolman 

♦Daniel Tolman 

♦James White 

♦Abraham How 

♦John Henftiaw 

♦Richard Field 

♦Ebenezer Paul 

♦John Tolman 

♦John White 

♦William Trefcot 

♦John Capen 

♦Edward Capen 

♦Samuel Hall 

♦Ebenezer Withington 

♦John Danforth 

♦Jofeph Topliff . 

♦Samuel Withington 

♦Jofeph Payson 

♦John Withington 

♦Samuel Capen 

♦Preserved Capen 

♦Ebenezer Hemmenway^ 

♦John Smith 

♦William Withington 

♦Ebenezer Topliff 

♦Abijah Baker 

♦Nathaniel Topliff 

♦Nathaniel Tolman 

♦Jacob Eliot 

♦Thomas Hall 

♦Benjamin Stuart 

♦Jonathan Capen 

♦David Tolman 

♦Ephraim Payfon 

♦Henry Payson 

♦Confider Leeds 
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♦John Capen 

♦Edward Payson 

♦John Blake 

♦Jofiah Blake 

♦George Payson 

♦Stephen Williams 

♦Richard Hall 
♦Jonathan Payson 
♦Jofeph Weeks 
♦Purchaf e Capen 
♦John Tolman 

Thomas Randal 
♦Samuel Capen 
♦Ebenezer Weeks 
♦John Robin f on 
♦Aquilla Tolman 
♦Henry Leadbetter 
♦John Wliite 
♦Jonas Tolman 

Jofeph Vlles 
♦James Trott 

James Andrews 

Richard Smith 

Benjamin Smith 
♦Hopeftill Withington 
♦Ebenezer Bird 

Samuel Hayward 
♦Naphthali Pierce 

Samuel How 
♦Jofhua Severs 
♦Thomas How 
♦John Clap 
♦Matthias Evans 
♦Edward White 
♦James Baker 
♦Timothy Fofter 

Daniel Tolman 
♦Elijah Tolman 
♦David Trott 

John f on Tolman 

Abijah White 

Ebenezer Tolman 
♦Samuel Hall 
♦Defire Tolman 
♦Thomas Fofter 
♦Thomas Baker 
[8rd column] 

Thomas Clap 

Joseph How 

Ebenezer Topliff 
♦Samuel Withington 

Elijah Baker 

Ebenezer Ball 
♦Samuel Sever 
♦James How 
♦William Tolman 
♦Stephen Jones 

Jofiah Tolman 

John Evans 
♦Robert Capon 


A Dorchester Religioua Society. 


♦John Spur 
George Baker 

♦Robert Larmoa 

♦Thomas Ellton 
WillUm Marioa 
Ambrose Talbat 

♦Solomon Kllton 
Ifaac Humphry 
Samuel Dinfman 
Samuel Capen 
Samuel Topliff 

♦John Robinfon 

♦Ebenezer Pierce 
Bernard Capen 
Benjamin Badcock 
Job Staples 
Simeon Tupper 
Jonathan Payson 

♦Joseph Weeks 
Benjamin Lyon 
Jonathan Davenport 
Benjamin Talbut 

♦Joseph Trefcott 

♦John Foster 
Thomas Leeds 
Jonathan Trefcot 
Abraham Wheeler 
Samuel How 
John Tolman 
Jofeph Capen 
Samuel Pierce 
Paul Hall 

♦Edward Breck 
[4th column] 

Jonathan Leeds 
Ezekiel Tolman 
Samuel Tolman 
Ebenezer Blake 
Hopeftm Hall 
Alexander Glover 
John Pierce 
Elijah Tolman 
Jonas Tolman 
John How 
Edward Glover 

•Joseph Turner 
Ebenezer Jones 
Ebenezer Tolman 
Thomas Davenport 

♦Ambrose Davenport 

♦Abraham How 
John Baker jun' 
Abijah White jun' 
Samuel Henfhiiw 
Jofeph Badcock 
Samuel Jones 
Samuel Wlthinjcton, 3<* 
Richard Hall jun' 
Jonathan Pierce 
Defire Tolman 
Ebenezer Davenport 
Jofeph Davenport 
♦Joseph Blake 
Henry Morts 
William King jun' 
John Henfhaw 

♦Benjamin Dlckerman 

Increafe Toleman 

Joseph Clap Jun' 

Jonathan Blake 
♦Jofhua Williams 

Jofhua Wales 

Edward Fof ter 

Seth Blake 

Ebenezer Withington 

Ebenezer Capen 

Stephen Jones 

Samuel Adams 

George Vose 

James Pierce 
[5th column] 

Nathaniel Swift 

James Blake jun' 

Ifaac How 
[From here on the names are auto- 

Daniel Wiswall 

Philip Withington 

Jofeph Lovel 
♦Isaac Dauenport 

Thomas Phillips 

George Minot 

Nathaniel Glover 

Thomas Baker 

Peter Niles 

Mather Withington 

Nathaniel Topliff 

George Davenport 

Pelatiah hall 

Lemuel Crane 

William Vose jun' 

Samuel Davenport 

Joseph Weeks Withington 

Reuben Torrey 

Edward Uobiufon 

James Lewis 

Thomas Tolman 

Jonathan Wiswall 

Lemuel Pierce 

Thomas Pierce 

Ebenezer Pierce 

Edward Prefton 

John Preston jun 
♦Daniel Bird 

William Pierce 

George Reading 

George Payson 

♦David Pratt 

James Tileston 

Daniel Withington 

Samuel Capcu 

John Lemest 

Stephen Hearsey 

Jonathan Leeds 

Phinehas Withington 

Geo Manning 


Stephen Evans 

Edwd W Baxter 
[6th column] 

Michal Shaller 

John How 


A Dorchester Religious Society. 


Samnel Pierce Jan 
*£liakim Backman 
George Stand 
Samnel Wheeler 
Lewis Wlthlngton 
John Robinson 
Benjamin Jacobs 
Samuel Glover 
William Wales 
Ephralm Danenport 
Jonas Tolman 
John Tolman 
Ezekiel Tolman 
James Holden 
William Tolman 
Enos Wlthlngton 
George How 
Sam»Topllff jnn' 
Elisha Tolman 
Abraham How Jun» 
John Davenport 
John White jun' 
Lemuel Tolman 
Rufus Kllton 
Eben' Tolman S^ 
Samuel Clap S^ 
Nathaniel Tolman 
John Dickerman 
Benjamin Pierce Ju' 
Enos Blake Jn' 
Daniel Davenport 
Nathaniel Minott 
Samuel White 
Moses Tolman 
Tho« I. Tolman 
[7th column] 

Alexander Leeds 
John Ayres 
Andrew Mackintosh 
Abraham Wheeler 
Edmund Smith 
Joseph Arnold 
John Leeds J"" 
Ebenezer Tileston 
Stephen Tolman 
Isaac Howe Jan' 
James Leeds 
W" Holden Jan' 
John Peirce 
Henry Wlthlngton 
Nathi Swift Jun 
Jofeph Howe 
Samuel Howe Jan' 
Jeremiah Evans 
Jonathan Pierce 
Joseph Tolmans 
Sherod Man 
Joseph Howe 
Samuel Thacher 
Edward Foster 
Phinehas Wlthlngton 
Samuel B. Pierce 
William Swift 
John Foster 
David Peirce 

John Smith 

Edward Moles 

Jofeph Foard 

Charles Foard 

Stillman Lothrop 

Isaac Clapp 

Tlmy Foster 

Lewis Pierce 
[8tii column] 

John C Philipes 

James Wlthlngton 

William Richardson 

Thomas Tolman 

Henry Lyon 

Isaac Davenport 

Joseph Foster 

Jacob Howe 

William Jacobs 

Ezekiel Thayer 

Atwood Litchfield 

Sam^ H. Tolman 

1809 [hi pencil] 

James Clap 

Leonard Wlthlngton 

Samuel Page 

Richard Coon 

Peter Blake 

Elijah I Jones 

John Seavems 

Paul Perry 

William S. WiUlams 

Jeremiah S B Blake 

Josiah Codding 

Cyrhas Houghton 

John Tolman Jan' 

W™ Hammond 

Eben' W Wlthlngton 

Seth Tillson 

Fisher Holmes 

Daniel Leeds 
John C. Clapp 
Caleb Hill 
Edward Jones J' 
George Leeds 
James C. Sharp 
W« R. Bradford 
David Baker 
[9th column] 

Josiah Davenport 
James Semple 
Seth H. Ford 
Benjamin Farington 
William Adams 
Elbrldge G M«Elroy 
Theodore Cary 
Eliphalet Stone 
Charles B. Adams 
Edw Lemlst 
• William L Wilcox 
Henry H. Pennlman 
N N Gleason 
James O. Clapp 



bang Mens names 

1906.] Marriage* in Braintree, Matt. 41 




Copied from the CSiarch records hj Edwasd Etakts Jackbox, Esq., of Braintree. 

Rey. Samuel Niles was ordained pastor of the Second Church 
[now First] in Braintree, ^lass.. May 23, 1711. According to a 
record which he kept, he administered the ordinance of the Lord's 
Sapper 301 times, baptized about 1200 persons, and received 312 
to full communion in his church. He continued to preach, without 
a colleague, till the hist Sabbath of his life, and died on his birth- 
day. May 1, 1762, aged 88 years. 

1739. May 31. James Thayer and Esther Wales. 
Samuel Arnold and Bethiah Wild. 
Isaac Mors and Elizabeth Turner. 

1740. Jan. 1. Benjamin Hunt and Sarah Arnold. 
Moses Nash and Ann White. 
John Hunt and Ruth Whitmarsh. 
Zachariah Thayer and Lydia Pray. 

1741. June 11. Thomas Thayer and Lydia Allen. 
William White and Sarah Allen. 
Nathaniel Thayer and Mrs. Sarah Allen. 

1742. Jan. 14. Abraham Thayer and Sarah Hunt 
Joseph Ludden and Elizabeth Wild. 
James HoUis and Elizabeth Thayer. 
Nathaniel Moseley and Sarah Capen. 

1743. Jan. 4. William Linfield, Jr. and Sarah Thayer. 
Joseph Braekett and Mary Nightengale. 
Benjamin Ludden and Joanna Wales. 
Benjamin Yeazie and Mary Thayer. 
Lemuel Thayer and Ann Curtis. 

1744. Jan. 4. Samuel Blancher and Mary Whitmarsh. 
Benjamin Clark and Bethiah Shaw. 
James Faxon and Relief Thayer. 
Joseph Field and Abigail Newcomb. 
Ephraim Hunt and Miriam Spear. 
Josiah White and Sarah Hoi brook. 
Nathaniel Wales and Anna Wild. 

1745. Feb. 14. John Thayer, Jr., and Abigail Thayer. 
Abijah Neal and Lydia Spear. 
Humphrey Burrill and Hannah Thayer. 
Elijah Thayer and Margaret Tower. 
Benjamin Ludden, Jr., and Esther Capen. 
Obadiah Thayer and Dorothy Ilollis. 
William Wild and Deborah Allen. 

1746. Jan. 15. Richard Hayden and Mary Hobart. 
Isaac Copeland and Lydia Thayer. 
Edward Faxon and Hannah Blancher. 
John Wild and Anna Thayer. 
Caleb Thayer and Abigail Faxon. 

















































42 Marriages in Braintree^ Mass. [Jan. 

Ichabod Holbrook and Hannah Haycfeo. 
Elijah Veazie and Ann Trask. 
James Packard and Mary Thayer. 
Joseph Arnold and Mary Butts. 
Thomas Faxon and Elizabeth Ilobart. 
Nathaniel Wales and Sarah liayward. 

1747. Jan. 1. Eliphalet Sawen and Rachel Thayer. 
Samuel Noyes and Jane Copeland. 
WjUiam Whitmarsh and Elizabeth Hayden. 
Enoch Hunt and Susanna Hobart. 
John Thayer and Ann Hunt. 
Benjamin Foster and Ruth Thayer, 
Benjamin White and Marcy Thayer. 
James Nash and Margaret Tomson. 
David Vinton and Ruth Dorman. 
Jonathan Thayer and Dorcas Hayden. 
Benjamin Hayden and Mary Wild. 
Thomas French and Silence Wild. 

1748. Jan. 14. Micah Thayer and Mehi table French. 
James Denton and Mary Hobart. 
Uriah Thayer and Deborah Copeland. 
James Thayer and Deborah Arnold. 

1749. Mar. 2. John Sozin (?) and Deborah Ludden. 
Elisha Faxon and Sarah Allen. 
P2phraim Willis and Ann Ludden. 
Abijah Allen and Ruth Penniman. 
Thomas Faxon and Joanna Allen. 
David Linsfield and Hannah Vinton. 
Samuel Tucker and Elizabeth Hayward. 
Gideon French and Elizabeth Thayer. 

1750. Oct. 11. Ephraim Hunt, Jr., and Delight Mann. 
Seth Mann and Elizabeth Dyer. 
Capt. John Thayer and wid. Elizabeth Hayden. 
Seth Turner and Rebecca Vinton. 
Nehemiah French and Joanna Whitmarsh. 

1751. Jan. 10. Obediah Thayer and Joanna Thayer. 
Daniel Pratt and Sarah Nash. 
Oliver Sawyer and Sarah Bowditch. 
Moses Littlefield and Mary Mann. 
Abiah Thayer and Elizabeth Hunt 

1752. Jan. 1. Richard Thayer and Susanna Wild. 
John Slone and Deborah Spear. 
Hezekiah Ludden and Mehitable Thayer. 
Edward Chipman* and Margaret Dyer. 
Elisha Niles and Anna Wild. 
Elijah Faxon and Beulah Wild. 

1753. Jan. 6. Jacob Copeland and Abigail Daget [Daggett]. 
^ " Nathaniel Glover and Mary Field. 

Nathaniel Ludden and Anna French. 
Joseph Winchester and Mary Rawson. 
Samuel Ward and Elizabeth Holbrook. 
Isaac Lafkin and Dorothy Ludden. 

* Should be Edward Chessman. 


































































1906.] Marriages in BraiiUree^ Mass. 43 

William Salisbury and Elizabeth Beal. 

Luke Lambert and Rachel 

Azariah Faxon and Dorcas Penniman. 
Thomas Carsnan (?) and Sarah Jones. 
Jesse Wild and Judith Thayer. 
Thomas Kingman and Susanna Copeland. 
Micah Wild and Rachel Hobart. 

1754. Jan. 24. Israel Eaton and Jerusha Rawson. 
Joseph Porter and Hannah Ripley. 
Nathaniel Curtis and Elizabeth Copeland. 
Christopher Capen and Abigail Thayer. 
John Stevens and Lydia Webb. 
Joseph Thayer and Zilpah Lane. 
Boylston Adams and Molly Allen. 
Recompense Wadsworth and Hannah Paine. 
Nathaniel Belcher and Lydia Brackett 

1755. May 2. Enoch Hayden and Amy Thayer. 
Benjamin Miller and Mary Arnold. 
Nathaniel Niles and Mary Clark. 
Richard Thayer and Esther French. 
Randal Wild and Jerusha Thayer. 

1756. Feb. 5. Winter Bowson and Rebecca Capen. 
Elisha French and Mary Ludden. 
Moses French and Elizabeth Hobart 
David French and Mehitable Pratt. 
Josiah Hayden and Rehumah Thayer. 
Caleb Hayden and Mary D. Gipson. 
Silas Wild and Ruth Thayer. 
Elisha Thatcher and Abigail Webb. 

1757. Feb. 24. Joseph Curtis and Betty Newcomb. 
Gideon Thayer and Zipporah Curtis. 
Daniel Hayden and Miriam Hunt 
Micah Wild and Deborah Hollis. 

1758. Feb. 14. Moses Jones and Sarah Thayer. 
Samuel Pratt and Nabbe Hobart. 
Nathaniel Capen and Deborah Curtis. 
Josiah Lincoln of Hiugham and Mollie Holbrook. 
Joseph Wild and Rachel Hollis. 

1759. Apr. 19. John Trask aud Mary Miriam. 
Joseph Larel (?) [Lovell] and Susanna Thayer. 

1760. Apr. 24. Caleb Bagley of Scituate and PhiUippa Peaks. 
Aaron Renough of Weymouth and Hannah Niles. 
Rev. Jonathan Mills and Mrs. Hepzibah French. 
David Holbrook and Mary Jones. 
Ezra Penniman and Eunice Thayer. 

1761. Mar. 5. Samuel French and Elizabeth Allen. 
Richard Hayden and Mary Jordan. 
Benjamin Veazie and Abigail Brackett. 
Thomas Vinton, Jr., and Jemima Mills. 
Nehemiah Blancher and Mrs. Mary Hayden. 
Peleg Hersey of Hingham and Lucy Holbrook. 
Israel Peaks and Alice Howland. 
John Curtis and Abigail Thayer. 

1762. Feb. 10. Abel Thayer and Dorothy Curtis. 







































































Revolutionary Roll. 



Commanicated by Alprbd Cass, Esq., of Germantown, Penn. 

The following roll of soldiers in the Revolution was the property 
of Capt. Enoch Page of Nottingham, N. H., and is now owned hj 
his granddaughter Miss Hannah F. J. Kinsman of Comville, Me. 

Cambreg June 13 1775 A return of Cap*. Willam Hdfon Ballerdi 
Companey Jn Col. James Frys Regement 

Men/ Namet 

Serg William Lowell 
Serg Samuell Hun toon 
Serg theophils Colby 
Corp Job Hasket 

Stephen Bartlet 
Joseph Worker 
Nemier osgood 
Stephen Lowell 
Ephrim Colius 
J^ieha lord march 
moses magoon 
Jonathan young 
Banjmin Clough 
Banjmin quinby 
Calib gording 
Jonathan hoyt 
William Evans 
Joseph Sewell 
Jacob flandars 
Jabez Dow 
Danil Daverson 
melcher word 
John Rolins 
Jacob Bag Currier 
John Row 
peter Kittredge 
Samuel Lankerster 
Stephen Ladlaw 
iifer John grenwood 
train of artlry 
Samuell Blasdel 
ZaceheuB Clough 
Moses gary 
Daniel gilman 
Samuel quinby 
Jeremiah Dndly 








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1906.] AndrtVB N. Adams. 45 


By Ebastub Hibbabd Phblps, Esq., of Fair Haven, Vt. 

Andrew N. Adams was born in Fair Haven, Vermont, January 
6, 1830, and died in his native town, March 13, 1905. He was 
the son of Joseph and Stella (Miller) Adams. The ancestors of 
bis father, who was bom in Londonderry, New Hampshire, Feb. 
14, 1802, were Scotch, and came to this country from the north of 
Ireland with the Scotch-Irish Colony that settled in Londonderry 
in 1721. Although called Scotch-Irish because they came from 
IreUnd, these early settlers of Londonderry were of Scotch lineage 
pure and simple, and being rigid Protestants of the Presbyterian 
faith they tolerated no mixture with the Celts, and disliked being 
called Irish. 

The parents of Joseph Adams immigrated to Whitehall, New 
York, in 1806, and in 1823 he married Stella, daughter of Capt. 
William and Paulina (Phelps) Miller. Capt. Miller was a native 
of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and settled in Hampton in 1786, where 
he reared a large family of children, the eldest being the Rev. Wil- 
liam Miller, widely known as a student of prophesy, and founder 
of the sect known as Second Adventists. 

The subject of this sketch was the fourth child of Joseph Adams 
and Stella Miller. His preparatory school training was obtained in 
the common schools of Fair Haven, and at the Green Mountain 
Liberal Institute, South Woodstock, Vermont. Later, he was a 
student at the Theological Seminary at Meadville, Pennsylvania, 
graduating, however, at the Harvard Divinity School in 1855, in 
the same class with George Hughes Hep worth. 

Immediately after his graduation, on August 1, 1855, he was 
married to Angie Margaret Phelps, of Orwell, Vermont, and at 
once entered upon his chosen profession, becoming pastor of the 
First Parish Church in Needhart, Massachusetts, where he was 
ordained Nov. 21, 1855. In 1857 he removed to Franklin, Massa- 
chusetts, and became pastor of the First Universalist Church of 
that place, where he remained until the summer of 1860, when he 
resigned, and returned to Fair Haven, Vermont, to assist his father 
in a rapidly growing mercantile business. In 1869 he engaged, in 
company with his father and brother-in-law, David B. Colton, in 
sawing and manufacturing marble, and in this business he was inter- 
ested at Fair Haven, and afterward at Bclden's, Vermont, until a 
few years before his death. 

He was always deeply interested in the welfare of his native 
town, and was at times justice of the peace and town treasurer, was 
an active member of the school board for many years, was principal 
director of the public library, was for twenty-five years trustee of 

46 Andrew If. Adama. [Jan. 

the RutlaDd County Grammar School, at Caetleton, Vermont, and 
at the time of his death was president of the board of trustees. 

At the death of his father, he was made a director in the First 
National Bank of Fair Haven, which position he resigned a few 
years before his death. 

In 1884-5 he represented his town in the State Legislature, and 
in 1888-9 he was a member of the State Senate, and occupied a 
very prominent position as a member of the joint committee on ed- 
ucation. In 1870 he wrote and published a History of Fair Haven, 
a book of 516 pages, which is a most exhaustive history of the 
town from its settlement. He was for a number of years a con- 
tributing member of the Rutland County Historical Society — in 
fact it may be said that he was the leading spirit of that body. 

Although for many years engaged in active business, Mr. Adams 
was by nature a student and a man of letters. In the latter part of 
his life he was deeply interested in genealogical subjects, and devo- 
ted years of study and labor to a history of the Adams &mily. 

He first published, in 1894, a history of the descendants of James 
and William Adams of Londonderry (now Derry), New Hampshire. 
This included his own immediate branch of the Adams family. In 
1898 he published a genealogical history of Henry Adams of 
Braintree, and John Adams of Cambridge, Massachusetts, a book 
of over 1200 pages with numerous illustrations. This book was 
the result of a great amount of patient, persistent^ and painstaking 
work, and the author in his preface says it was '* undertaken at first 
in intervals of leisure for the sake of ^e knowledge to be derived, 
and prosecuted later in order that others might have the benefit of 
the compilation, in a succinct and accessible form, of valuable rec* 
ords and material drawn from many and widely scattered sources." 

This was followed, in 1900, with a history of Robert Adams of 
Newbury, Massachusetts, and his descendants, a book of 560 pages. 
At the beginning of this volume, in his address " To the Reader," 
the author speaks of other branches of the Adams family, notably 
"William of Ipswich," "John of Plymouth," "George of Water- 
town," as well as several other first-comers in Massachusetts, 
Connecticut, Maine, and New Hampshire. The author announces 
that he has compiled extensive lists of all these families, which 
could be published for the benefit of others if there were sufiScient 
interest among the living descendants to warrant the labor and 

Sufficient encouragement having been given, in November, 1904, 
Mr. Adams issued an announcement " To the Descendants of Wil- 
liam Adams, a first settler in Ipswich, Mass.," that the collation of 
the genealogical records of this great branch of the Adams family 
in America was approaching completion, and would be published 
early in the ensuing spring or summer. It was estimated that the 
material in hand would make a book of 600 pages. 

1 906. ] Andrew N. Adams. 47 

Mr. Adams did not liye to see the book published, but he left a 
voluminous mass of material relating to the subject, which has been 
given to the New England Historic Genealogical Society, where 
it will be preserved and can be consulted. He was elected a mem- 
ber of the Society in 1895. 

Besides his historical and genealogical works, Mr. Adams was 
the author of numerous essays and addresses on educational and 
kindred subjects. He was deeply interested in scientific subjects, 
especially in geology, and among his published papers was one 
of exceeding interest on " The Geology of Vermont as developed 
along the Western border in the oldest fossilifirous rocks of the 

His death is a serious loss to his family and the town in which he 
had resided so many years, and in whose interests he was always so 
deeply concerned. His widow and three married daughters survive 
him. The daughters are: Alice A., wife of Horace B. Ellis of 
Castleton, Vermont; Annie E., wife of George B. Jenny n* of 
Scranton, Pennsylvania; and Stella M., wife of John T. Powell of 
Fair Haven, Vermont. 

His large and valuable library has been presented to the town of 
Fair Haven, and will occupy a separate department in the Carnegie 
library building which is about to be erected. 

Mr. Adams was, withal, a man of rare qualities of mind and 
heart, a man of refined and cultivated tastes, of broad and liberal 
views, a thoroughly honest and progressive citizen, a true and loyal 

From the great number of letters of sympathy received by the 
family from friends and acquaintances scattered throughout the 
whole country, the following extracts furnish ample evidence of the 
high esteem in which he was held even by those who were not 
fully in accord with his peculiar views. A prominent Congrega- 
tional clergyman writes : " I was always drawn to Mr. Adams, not 
on account of kindred beliefs, but our spirits seemed to be kindred. 
If we could not agree in our conclusions we could, and I think did, 
agree in our desire to know the truth and conform our lives to its 
behests. I suppose that when we stand within the glory of the 
heavenly light, we shall find that the earthly views of all of us were 
inadequate, and perhaps in large part mistaken ; and that they 
served their ends only by furnishing us hints and clues to the re- 
ality which is greater and more glorious than we can now conceive." 
Another letter from a lawyer, many years younger than Mr. Adams, 
says: **I always had great admiration for his character and intelli- 
gence. I don't think any one man has exerted greater influence on 
myself than Andrew N. Adams. He said to me once, several years 
ago, that whether or not he should have a personal, individual ex- 
istence after this life he had no satisfactory evidence ; but that it 
did not trouble him, for he knew he should continue to live after 

48 Descendants of Thomas Tretidwell. [Jan. 

death in the influence and example of his life, — that that was the 
best part of man, and that could not die. So that while he could 
not say that he believed in the life everlasting as expressed in the 
creed, using those words as commonly understood, he did believe 
that what we love most in the life of our friends is everlasting ; and 
his hope was that his influence and example might be such that he 
could wish it to continue forever. It seems to me that these words 
were an expression of the character of the man." Another clergy- 
man, whose religious belief was in sympathy with that of Mr. 
Adams, writes : " His was truly a long, honorable and useful ca- 
reer, — not alone to his family and friends, but to the world. The 
principles of independent religious thought that he so faithfully 
lived and taught have helped to leaven the liberal thought of the 
world. A man so intellectually aggressive is not circumscribed in 
his influence by the * pent up Utica ' of town or state. But, alas, 
the dearest of earthly ties must be broken I Nothing earthly is per- 
manent. Spirit, — spirit divine, spirit only is substantial, immortal. 
This is our comfort, that the reality, the divine essence within us 
th^t constitutes selfhood, cannot, like the body, die." 


By William A. Robbins, LL.B., of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1. Thomas^ Tread WELLf appears to have settled first at Dorchester, 
Mass., where his proportion of land on the Neck (sometimes called Lad- 

• The author is indebted to Prof. George A. Tread well of New York City for liberal 
ftssistance, and to Mrs. George H. Treadwell fConnecticat branch) and Mr. Smith R. 
Treadwell of Baltimore, Md., for much yaluabie data. 

If sufficient encouragement be given, an extended genealoey will be published in 
book form, containing an account of all the descendants of Thomas and Edward 
Treadwell down to about 1900, the lines of daughters, where they have married, beine 
carried one generation. In such a work it is proposed to present a great deal of col- 
lateral matter not here given, such as* biograpuy, copies of documents, including 
photographic copies of the original wills of Tnomas Treadwell and his wife, fac-similet 
of early signatures, together with references and authorities, and exhaustive indices. 
The material for this is now well in hand. 

t The earliest mention in this country of the name Tre(a)dwell found by the au- 
thor is that of Thomas, in the records of Dorchester, Mass., under date of 18 Mar., 1637. 
Felt, however, in his History of Ipswich, Essex, and Hamilton, Mass., page 12, men- 
tions a Mr. Treadwell as a settler in Ipswich, in 1635; but that Mr. Tr^well was 
probably no other than this Thomas. Neither Savage nor Pope refers to any other 
Treadwell for the year 1636. 

Both Felt and Savage mention a John Treadwell in Ipswich in 1638 ; but Pope omits 
him, and the author has never been able to find the original record upon which to base 
such a claim. In 1637, an Edward Treadwell first appears in this country on the Ips- 
wich records. Later, he settled on Long Island, New York, where he dfied, leaving 
two sons from whom have sprung the Connecticut and Long Island Tre(a)dwells, a 
yery numerous and widely scattered family. The aforesaid Thomas and Edward were 
probably brothers ; but no other evidence for this statement has been discovered than 
this contemporaneous residence in Ipswich. 

In Hotten's " Original Lists " we find that on 28 July, 1635. Thomas Tredwell, a 
smith, Mary Tredwell, e&chnged 30 years, and Thomas Tredwell, aged one year, em- 
barked from London in the Hopewelf, with certificate from the minister of St. Giles 
Crippleffate, but an examination of the records at St. Giles Cripplegate, made in 1889 
by Mr. JBenjamin F. Treadwell, failed to disclose the TreCa)dwell name. 

1906.] Descendant of Thomcte Treadwell. 49 

low's Neck) was, 18 Mar., 1637, << 3 acres, 3 goods, 20 rodes," and of other 
land, <' 3 acres, 3 goods, 26 rodes " ; but prior to 23 Apr., 1638, he had 
moved to Ipewich, Mass., on which date he sold his Dorchester holdings 
(Bo^n Bee Com. Report, No. 4, pp. 31, 34). 

His wife was probably Mary Taylor, sister of Samuel Taylor who died 
in Ipswich, in Jone, 1695. 

In his will, Thomas* Treadwell mentions *' my sister Bachellor," and 
the inventory of his estate refers to *' Bro. Bacheller.'* The names of 
Thomas* Treadwell and his wife appear several times in the inventory of 
the estate of Henry Bacheller who died in Ipswich, 3 Feb., 1678. 

Theophilos Wilson in his will, 1690, mentions Nathaniel^ Treadwell as 
his '' oozzen ; " and John Giddings, in a deposition made in 1664, recites 
a like relationship between Nathaniel' Treadwell and Thomas Wilson. 
Thomas* Treadwell was admitted freeman, 7 Sept., 1 638. Subsequently, 
he served on several juries in Essex Co. He died in Ipswich, 8 June, 
1671 (will dated 1 June, 1671, probated at Ipswich, 26 Sept., 1671, in 
Essex Co. Probate, 28115), and his wife died in Ipswich, 1 Dec., 1685 
(wUl dated, 28 Oct, 1682, probated at Ipswich, 20 Apr., 1686, in Essex 
Ca Probate, 28102). 

Children, all bom in Ipewich excepting Thomas,^ who was probably 
bom in England : 

2. i. Thomas.* 

11. Mart, b. 29 Sept., 1686 ; living, 4. Oct, 1695 ; m. in Ipswich, Mass., 
in 1659, John Gaines, probably a shoemaker, who d. Sept., 1688; 
lived in Ipswich. Children: 1. Mar^. 2. Martha. 8. John. 
4. Sarah. 5. Abigail. 6. Elizabeth. 7. Abyell. 8. Esther. 
8. ill. Nathaniel. . 

Iv. EsTHKR, b. 21 Mch., 1640-1 ; d. In Ipswich, 4 Jan., 1780; m.'in Ips- 
wich, 8 Oct., 1665, Daniel, b. 1642, d. 29 May, 1695, son of Daniel 
and Abigail (Andrews) Hovey. Children: 1. Daniel. 2. Nathan- 
iel. 8. Abigail. 4. Thomas, 5. John. 6. Mary. 7. Ebenezer. 
8. Mercy. 9. Ebenezer (J). 

Y. Martha, b. 16 Mch., 1642-3; d. In Ipswich, 8 Mch., 1738; m. In 
Ipswich, 19 Feb., 1664-5, Robert, b. aboat 1641, d. in Ipswich, 
about 1713, son of Robert and Hannah (Jordan) Cross of Ipswich ; 
lived in Ipswich. Children : 1. Robert. 2. Thomas. 3. Martha. 
4. Abyell. 5. Stephen. 6. Mary{;i). 

2. Thomas' Treadwell ( Thomas^)^ born probably in England about 
1634, living 8 Jan., 1712, but may have died in 1718, married in 
Ipswich, Mass., 16 Mch., 1664/5, Sarah, born 22 June, 1640, 
living Mch., 1708, daughter of William and Joanna (Bartlett) 
Titcomb of Newbury, Mass. He was made freeman, 24 May, 1682. 
His estate was divided among his children during his life time. 
Children, bom in Ipswich : 

4. 1. Thomas.* 

11. Elisha, a tanner; went to Canada on a military expedition soon 
after Mar., 1689-90, where he died Intestate, before 31 Mch., 1691 ; 
6. ill. John. 

iv. Sabah, b. 10 Jan., 1672-3; d. 6 Aug., 1738 ; m. 6 Jan., 1693, Jacob, 
a widower, b. in Ipswich, 3 Aug.. 1662, d. Nov., 1705, son of Ja- 
cob and Elizabeth Perkins. He was a weaver and farmer, and a 
sergeant in the railltla. Children : 1. ^/te^ia. 2. Sarah. Z.Mary. 
4. Hannah. 5. Judith. 

V. Mary, b. 9 Aug., 1676 ; d. probably before 28 Oct., 1682. 

vl. Ann, b. 16 Ang., 1679; d. 16 Apr., 1682. 

50 Descendants of Thomas Treadwell. [Jan. 

8. Nathaniel' Treadwell {Thomas^)^ born IS Mch., 1637-8, died in 
Ipswich, Mass., 11 Jan., 1726-7, married first in Ipswich, 19 June, 
1661 , Abigail, who died 16 Jane, 1677, daughter of Thomas and Abi- 

§il (Warner) Wells of Ipswich ; married second, in Ipswich, 25 
ch., 1677-8, Rebecca, bom 1 Apr., 1656, living 14 July, 1715, 
daughter of William and Elizabeth ( Stevens )'Titcomb of Newbury, 
Mass., and half sister of the wife of his brother Thomas Treadwell ; 

and probably married third, Anne ,who died in Ipewich, 17 

May, 1733. He took the freeman's oath, 10 Apr., 1683. He was 
the administrator of the estate of his ''brother-in-law" Henry 
Bachelder. The estate of Nathaniel' was divided among his chil- 
dren during his life time. 

Children by first wife, probably all bom in Ipswich : 
1. Abigail,' b. 2 Feb., 1662-8; living 28 Oct., 1682. 
ii. Mary, b. 22 Oct., 1665; living U July, 1715; m. in Salem, Mass., 
28 Jan., 1684, Samuel, b. in Salem, 28 Jan., 1657, d. 6 Jan., 1728-4, 
son of Robert and Sarah Stone of Salem ; lived in Salem. Children : 
1. Samuel. 2. Bobert. 8. Elixabeih. 4. Katherine. 5. Mary. 
6. SardK, 
iii. Nathaniel, b. 15 Jan., 1667-8; d. in Ipswich, 8 June, 1672. 
iv. Hannah, b. 7 Feb., 1669-70; d. In Ipswich, 28 Oct., 1788; m. In 
Ipswich, 22 May, 1690, John, Jr., b. 11 Mch., 1667^, d. Mch., 
1717-8, son of Lieut. John and Sarah (Woodman) Adams of Ips- 
wich. He was a miller, residing in Ipswich. Clilldren : 1. Han- 
nah, 2. Sarah. 8. Abigail. 4. John. 5. Mary. 6. Priscilla. 
V. Thomas, b. 25 May, 1672; d. in Ipswich, 11 July, 1672. 
vi. Sarah, b. 15 Aug, 1674 ; living 80 June, 1729 ; m. about 1694, Dea. 
Joseph, b. In Newbury, Mass., 11 Oct., 1669, d. 18 Oct., 1782, son of 
Joshua and Sarah (Sawyer) Brown of *Newbury, Mass. Ho was 
a trader, and resided in Newbury and Amesbury, Mass. Children : 

1. . 2. . 8. . 4. Nathaniel. 5. Jo$hua. 6. 


6. vii. Nathaniel. 

Children by second wife, probably all born in Ipswioh : 

viii. Elizabeth, b. 18 Jan., 1678-9 ; living 14 July, 1715, before which 
date she m. Sawyer. 

Ix. Charles, living 1747; m. in Hampton Falls, N. H., 1 Jan.» 1728, 
Sarah, widow of Joseph Swett of Hampton Falls. She d. between 
17 Dec, 1748, and 80 Oct., 1745. He lived in Wells, Me., and 
Hampton Falls, N. H., and was probably the father of the John^ 
a cordwalner, of Hampton Falls, who was farmed out as a pau- 
per, 15 Apr., 1771. 

7. X. Samuel. 

8. xl. Thomas. 

xii. Rebecca, b. 8 Apr., 1686; d. probably before 14 July, 1715. 

xiii. Ann, living 14 July, 1715. Did she m. (intention published in Ips- 
wich, 29 Nov., 1729) John Johnson, Jr., of Ipswich ? 

xlv. Abigail, iiving 14 July, 1715. Did she m. (Intention published in 
Ipswich, 4 Aug., 1788) Henry Morris of Ipswich, she then being 
of Amesbury, Mass. ? He was a fisherman, and with wife Abigail 
was living in Amesbury, 20 Nov., 1745. 

XV. Martha, living 1740; m. in Wells, Me., 1 June, 1715, Nathaniel, b. 
probably in Wells, 17 Sept., 1692, living 21 Jan., 1744, son of Na- 
thaniel and Patience Clark of Wells. He was a yeoman, and re- 
sided in Wells. Children: 1. Samuel. 2. Nathaniel. 8. Mary. 
4. Benjamin. 5. Isaac. 6. Sarah. 7. Paiience. 8. Susanna. 
9. Abigail. 10. Adam. 11. Seih. 

4. Thomas* Treadwell ( T^omcu,' Tliomas^)^ bom in Ipswich, Mass., 
8 Mch., 1665-6, died in Ipswich, 13 Jan., 1743-4, married firs^ 

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Mary ; and married seooDd, before 19 May, 1693, Fraoces, 

born 3 Nov., 1670, died in Ipswich, Oct, 1744, daughter of Wil- 
liam and (? Ruth) Sawyer of Newbury, Mass. He was a shoemaker, 
and designated "Jr.", 1689-1712. 
Child by first wife : 

I. Mary,* b. in Ipswich, 8 June, 1691 ; d. probably unmarried, after 

12 July, 1760. 

Children by second wife : 

II. Hannah, b. about 1694 ; living 4 Mch., 1728-^; intention of m. pub- 

lished Id Ipswich, 29 Dec, 1716, to John, b. 12 May, 1692, proba- 
bly the same who was drowned on Canso Bank, 7 Apr., 1787, son 
of John and Martha (Cheney) Leighton. Children: 1. John. 
2. J)aniel. 8. William. 4. Thoma8. 5. Hannah. 6. Samuel. 

7. Ezekiel 8. Martha. 9. Sarah. 10. Francis. 
9. lii. Thomas. 

5. John* Tkeadwell (TTunnas^* Thomas^), bom in Ipswich, Mass., 28 

Nov., 1670, died in Ipswich, 16 Dec., 1727, married Mary, bom 
about 1680, died in Ipswich, 23 Oct, 1756, daughter of Philip and 
Elizabeth (Herrick) Fowler of Ipswich. 

Children, all bora in Ipswich, except possibly Martha : 
i. EuzABKTH,* b. in Ipswich, 16 July, 1699 ; d. 6 Nov., 1779 ; m. inten- 
tion published in Ipswich, 28 June, 1728, to Mager Oould of Ips- 
wich, a fisherman, who was bapt. 19 July, 1724, and d. about 
1781. Children: 1. John. 2. William. 3. John. 4. Mager. 
«. Eli$ha. 6. Elizabeth. 
ii. Barah, b. 12 June, 1701 ; d. young. 

iii. Mary, b. 18 Mch., 1702-8; supposed to have been living 28 Nov., 
1787 ; m. intention published in Ipswich, 19 May, 1722, to Richard 
Shatchwell of Ipswich, who d., probably in Ipswich, 28 May, 
1772. Children: 1. Mary. 2. Sarah, 8. Bichard. 4. John. 
5. Daniel. 6. Sarah. 7. Mary. 8. Luq/. 
Iv. Martha, b. 1705; d. In Ipswich, 27 Oct., 1727. 
10. V. John. 

vi. Elisha, b. 24 May, 1710 ; d. in Ipswich, 24 Sept. 1782 ; a farmer ; 


' viii. Sarah, b. 8 Mch., 1718-9; living, 16 Nov., 1740; m. In Ipswich, 29 
Sept., 1787, Dr. Abraham, a widower, of Hampton, N. H., b. 28 
Aug. 1707, living 15 Nov., 1740, son of John and Abiah (Marston) 
Green; lived in Stratham, N. H. Did they have a daughter, 
Sarah ? 

6. Nathaniel* Treadwell {NathanieU^ Thomas^), born in Ipswich, 

Mass., 13 June, 1677, died in Ipswich, 17 Aug., 1723, married, be- 
fore 1698, Hannah , who died, probably in Ipswich, 17 

Apr., 1745, as the third wife of Ensign George Hart of Ipswich, 
to whom her intention of marriage was published in Ipswich, 4 Apr., 
1724. Nathaniel* was designated " Jr.", 1720-1723. 
Children, bom in Ipswich : 




Nathan, b. 7 Mch., 1707-8; d. young. 

Hannah, b. 25 Sept., 1709; d., probably in Ipswich, 18 Ang., 1750; 
m. 23 May. 1728. John, b. 22 Jan., 1707, d. 11 July, 1768, son of 
John and Mercy (Adams) Smith, who m. (2) Susannah How, 
widow. He was a lieutenant. Children : 1. John. 2. Hannah. 

8. Mercy. 4. Sarah. 6. Charles. 6. Cheney. 7. John. 8. Abi- 
gail. 9. Eunice. 10. Aaron. 11. Josiah. 12. Samuel. 









52 Descendants of Tliomas Treadwelh [Jan. 

vi. Nathan, b. 7 Oct., 1711 ; d. probably before 7 Mch., 1723. 

15. Yii. Jabez. 

7. Samuel* Treadwell (Naihamel* ITiomas^)^ bom probably before 

1687, died between 24 Nov., 1744, and 30 Sept., 1772, married 
before 6 Aug., 1718, Mary, living 11 Jan., 1727-8, died probably ' 
before 14 June, 1734, daughter of Jonathan and (? Mary) Ham- 
mond of Wells, Me. He was deacon of the First Church at Wells, 
Me., and served on several trial juries in York County, Me. 
Child, born in Wells, Me. : 

16. i. Samubl.* 

8. Thomas' Treadwell (Nathaniel,* TTumuu^), bom in Ipswich, Mass., 

8 Apr., 1686, died in Ipswich, suddenly, 17 Feb., 1743-4, married 
(intention published in Ipswich, 18 Mch., 1715-6) Sarah, born 24 
May, 1695, died probably in Ipswich, 2 Jan., 1764, daughter of 
William and Mary (Lowden) Goodhue. He was designated " Jr.," 
Children, bom in Ipswich : 

17. !. Joseph.* 

ii. Sarah, bapt. in Ipswich, 18 Sept., 1720; living 21 Apr., 1769; m. 
(Intention published in Ipswich, 17 Aug., 1738) Samuel, Jr., b. 19 
Jan. 1710-11, d. in Ipswich, 26 Au^., 1757, son of Samuel and 
Mary (Burley) Adams of Ipswich. Children: 1. Sarah. 2. Sam- 

iii. Elizabbth, bapt. in Ipswich, 1 Apr. 1722 : d., probably in Ipswich, 
23 July, 1778; m. (int. published in Ipswich, 3 June, 1750) Aaron 
Caldwell, a widower, b. 18 Apr., 1721, d. before 21 Sept., 1765, 
son of John and Elizabeth (Lull) Caldwell. Children : 1. EHza- 
beth. 2 Moses. 3. Stephen. 4. Mary. 

iv. Mary, bapt. in Ipswich, 19 June, 1726. 

V. Mary, bapt. in Ipswich. 21 Dec. 1727 ; living, unmarried, 21 Apr., 
1769. Was she the Mary who d. in Ipswich, 20 Nov., 1798, " one 
of the poor " ? 

18. vi. Thomas. 

9. Thomas* Treadwell ( Thomas,* Thomas,* TTtamas^), who died between 

4 Oct, 1758, and 4 Apr., 1760, married first (intention published 
in Ipswich, 29 Oct., 1726), Sarah, baptized 12 Aug., 1705, died in 
Ipswich, 4 June, 1729, daughter of Beamsleyand Hannah (Glazier) 
Perkins of Ipswich ; and married second, in Ipswich, 16 May, 1734, 
Hepzibah, bom in Rowley, Mass., 13 June, 1700, died between 24 
Oct., 1765, and 29 May, 1778, daughter of John and Dorcas Ilob- 
son, and widow of Jeremiah Dow of Ipswich. He was a cordwainer, 
and later a farmer, and was designated " 3rd " in 1742. He re- 
sided in Ipswich and Littleton, Mass. 

Child by fu^t wife : 
1. Sarah,* b. in Ipswich, 25 May, 1729 ; d. in Ipswich, 18 June, 1729. 

Children by second wife: 
ii. Sarah, bapt. in Ipswich, 23 Feb., 1784-5 ; d. in Ipswich, 1 Aug., 

iii. Hannah, bapt. in Ipswich, 7 Nov., 1736; m. in Littleton, Mass., 5 
Oct., 1767, Eliphalet Densmore of Littleton; lived in Littleton, 
Mass., and Washington, N. H. Children: 1. John, 2. William. 
3. Hannah. 4. Dorcas. 5. Moses. 6. Thomas. 7. Eliphalet. 
8. Lydia. 9. Asa. 10. ^Daniel. 11. William. 12: Sarah. 

19. iv. Samubl. 

Y. John, b. in Ipswich, 9 Mch., 1738 ; d. in Ipswich, 27 Mch., 1739. 

1906.] Descendants of Thomas Treadwell. 53 

Ti. John, bapt. in IpAwich, 17 Mch., 17iO-l; d. between Nov., 1759, 
and 27 Feb., 176(1« probably at Crown Point, N. Y. ; served in the 
expedition against Crown Point. 

Yii. Sarah, bspt. in Ipswich, 8 Apr., 1743; d. in Littleton, Mass., 80 
Mch., 1788. 

20. Tiii. Thomas. 

ix. BiART, b. between 1787 and 24 Oct. ^1758. 

10. John* Treadwell {John* Thomcu^^ Thomas^)^ born in Ipswich, 

Mass., 24 Sept., 1707, died 29 Apr., 1782^ married first, 9 Oct, 
1728, Hannah, bom probably in 1704, died in Ipswich, 24 Sept., 
1747, daughter of lliomas and Sarah (Langley) Boardman of Ips- 
wich ; and married second (intention published in Ipsvnch, 19 Mch., 
1747-8), Priscaia, born 8 Mch., 1723, d. probably in Salem, Mass., 
3 Joly, 1803, daughter of Thomas and Priscilla (Appleton) Bum- 
am. , 

Children by first wife, all bom in Ipswich : 

I. John,* bapt. 21 Sept., 1729; d. in Ipswich, 17 Mch., 1787. 

II. Martha, bapt. 18 Feb., 1781 ; d. in Ipswich, 15 Mch., 1787. 
Hi. Elisha, bapt., 7 Apr., 1784; d. in Ipswich, 17 Mch., 1787-8. 
iv. William, bapt. 20 Jane, 1736 ; d. in Ipswich, 20 Mch., 1787-8. 

21. ▼. John. 

yi. Martha, bapt. 9 Ang., 1741 ; d. probably in Ipswich, 2 Nov., 1818 ; 
in. (int. published in Ipswich and Rowley, Mass., 12 Oct., 1765) 
Joseph Jewett of Rowley, b. 14 May, 1789, d. (? 1) Aug., 1774. 
Children: 1. George. %, Joseph. S.John. 4. David. l^,Hannah. 

Til. Marqarbt, bapt. 10 Apr., 1748; d. In Ipswich, 19 Apr., 1748. 

yiii. Margaret, bapt. 26 Feb., 1748-4; d. probably before 1756. 

ix. Sarah, bapt. 8 Feb., 1744-5 ; d. probably in Ipswich, 10 Dec., 1829 ; 
m. (int. published In Ipswich, 22 Jnne, 1765) Joseph, b. Ipswich, 
28 Dec., 1739, d. 20 Mch., 1776, son of Joseph and Sarah (Lord) 
Willcomb. He was a sea captain, residing in Ipswich. (!?hildren : 
1. Sarah. 2. Joseph. 8. William. 4. Mary. 6. Hannah. 

Children by second wife, all bom in Ipswich : 

z. Priscilla, bapt. 5 Mch., 1748-9; d. in Ipswich, 9 Jan., 1786; m. 
12 Mch., 1772, Nathaniel, b. probably in Ipswich, 20 Mch., 1747, 
d. probably in Ipswich, 30 June or 1 July, 1807, son of Peletlah 
and Jane ( Farley )jKin8man of Ipswich. He was a sea captain, 
and resided In Ipswich. Children: 1. Nathaniel. 2. Hannah. 
8. Priscilla. 4. Michael. 5. Michael. 6. Priscilla. 

xl Hannah, bapt. 22 Sept., 1751; d. l8 Jan., 1776; m. in Ipswich, 18 
Apr., 1778, Francis, Jr., b. 28 Dec, 1762, d. suddenly, 28 Feb., 
1799, son of Joseph and Mary (Eveleth) Rust of Ipswich. He 
married twice after the death of his wife Hannah. Children : 1. 
Joseph. 2. Hannah (?). 

22. xii. Elisha. 

xlii. Mary, b. 16 Jan., 1753; d. probably before 9 Mch., 1782. 

xiv. Margaret, b. 4 Jan., 1756; d. in Ipswich, 19 Feb., 1786; unmar- 

XV. EuzABBTH, b. 17 July, 1760; living, 9 Mch., 1798; m. in Ipswich, 
6 Oct., 1785, Jeremiah, b. 19 Apr.. 1762, d. at Point Petre, Guada- 
loupe, W. I., 14 Aug., 1807, son of Daniel and Hannah (Glddings) 
Goodhue. Children : 1. Jeremiah. 2. Elizabeth. 3. Daniel 7V«ad- 
v>ell. 4. Priscilla. 5. John. 6. Hannah. 7. Mary Treadwell. 
8. Perley Putnam. 

xvl. Willlam, bapt. 8 Feb., 1767; d. probably before 9 Mch., 1782. 

11. Jonathan* Treadwell (John^* Thomas^^ 7%om<M^), born in Ips- 

wich, Mass., 31 May, 1713, died probably in 1760, married in Wen- 
ham, Mass., 29 Nov., 1738, Ruth, born in Wenham, 23 Dec, 1716, 
daughter of Stephen and Ruth Patch of Wenham. She probably 

54 Descendants of Thomas TreadwelL [Jan. 

married second (intention pnUished in Ipswicli, 81 Dec, 1762), 
Joseph Whipple. Jonathan^ was a joioer by trade, and resided in 
Children : 

i. Martha,* b. in Topsfleld, Kass., 25 Mch., 1740; d. probably in 
Ipswich, 29 Apr., 1820 ; m. fint. published in Ipswich, 18, in 
Wenham, Mass., 16 Jnly, 1757) Jeremiah Shatswell of Wenham, 
probably son of Jonathan and Mary (Barnham) Shatswell of Ips- 
wich. Children: 1. Jfonathan, 2. Jertmiah {!), 

ii. Ruth, b. in Ipswich, IS Jnly, 1742; d. in Rowley, Mass., 16 Mch., 

iii. Mary, b. in Ipswich, 4 Apr., 1746; d. probably in Rowley, 5 Sept., 

iv. Mart, bapt. in Rowley, 12 Feb., 1748; probably ro. in Ipswich, 22 
Nov., 1770, Jesse Dntton of Beverly, Mass. 

V. Ruth, bapt. in Ipswich, 6 Oct., 1761; bnried in church yard seve- 
ral miles west of Odessa, Canada ; m. in Ipswich, 18 Jnly, 1769, 
John Parrott of Beverly, Mass., who was b. about 1745, and is 
buried beside his wife. He was a sea captain ; and served in the 
Revolution; resided in Beverly, Mass., till about 1780, when he 
moved somewhere about 40 to 60 miles from Boston, Mass., and 
finally settled near Odessa, Canada, with his brother James, who 
served on the British side in the Revolution. Children : 1. John, 
2. Sarah, 8. Elizabeth, 4. Mar^, 5. FaUy, 6. Jonathan. 7. 

12. Jacob* Treadwell {Nathaniel^* Nathaniel* nomas'^), bom in Ips' 
wich, Mass., 24 Jan., 1698-9, died 17 Apr., 1770, probably in 
Portsmouth, N. H., married in Portsmouth, in Nov., 1721, Sarah, 
died in Portsmouth, 16 Mch., 1770, in her 68th year, daughter of 
William and Anna (Carter) Cotton, Jr., of Portsmouth, N. H., and 
probably widow of Henry Nicholson. He was a tailor, and later 
a tanner, residing in Portsmouth, N. H. Was he the '* Mr. Tread- 
well " on the tax list of New Castle, N. H., for the year 1720 ? 

Children (the N. If. Gazette states there were eighteen, but the 
record of only the following nine has been found) : 

i. Akna,* d. suddenly, buried 11 Dec, 1806, aged 84 years; m. before 
1760, Capt. Thomas, lost at sea, goin^r from Portsmouth to Bos- 
ton, before 16 Nov., 1768, son of Capt. Thomas and Sarah (Cotton) 
Walden of Portsmouth. He was a mariner. Children: 1. 
Jacob, 2. Anna, 8. Thomas. 4. Sarah, 

ii. Elizabeth, living 28 May, 1771 ; m. in Middleton, Mass., 10 Nov., 
1766, Jotham Blanchard, who was living in 1781. He was a mer- 
chant, styled ** captain," and lived in Portsmouth and Peterboro', 
N. H. Children : 1. John. 2. Sarah. 3. Elizabeth. 4. Eebecea. 
5. Mary (?). 
28. iii. William Earl. 

24. iv. Nathanikl. 

V. Danibl, b. 1784; d. 1760; graduated at Harvard College, 1754 ; Pro- 
fessor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at Kings (now 
Columbia) College. 

vi. Sarah, living 13 Mch., 1778; m. in Portsmouth, N. H., 8 Nov., 
1762, Joshua Wingate, d. in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1806, aged 
68 yrs., son of Dr. John and Martha (Wingate) Weekesof Green- 
land, N. H. He graduated at Harvard College, 1758 ; was a minis- 
ter and a loyalist during the Revolution, for which he was driven 
from his parish ; resided In Marblehead, Mass., and Halifax, Nova 
Scotia. Children: I. Elizabeth. 2. Martha W, 8. Joshua Win- 
gate. 4. Helen (Hannah?). 6. John. 6. Sarah W. 7. C. W. 
8. Foster. 9. James. 

25. vii. Samuel. 

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Yiii. John, d. Jane, 1759, aged 13 yrs. 

ix. Gkorqb, bapt. in Portsmonth, 19 Jane, 1748. 

13. Nathaniel* Tbbadwell {Naihanidj* Naihaniely* Thomas^), born 

in Ipswichy Maas., 10 Sept, 1700, died in Ipswich, 31 Jan., or 1 
Feb., 1777, married first (intention published in Ipswich, 29 May, 
1725), Mercy, bom 11 Apr., 1705, died in Ipswich, 1 Jan., 1747-8, 
daughter of John and Mercy (Adams) Smith ; and married second 
(intention published in Ipswidi, 28 July, 1750), Hannah, who died 
in Ipswich, 6 July, 1792, aged 87 years, probably daughter of 
2^ubbabel and Mary Endioott Nathaniel* probably intended to 
marry (intention published in Ipswich, 17 Apr., 1725) Margaret, 
probably the daughter of Jeremiah and Susanna Dow, who was 
bom in Ipswich, 4 Dec, 1707. He was a captain in the militia, 
and styled '' gentleman," but familiarly known as " Landlord Tread- 
well '* through keeping the Inn at Ipswich. His wife Hannah was 
known as '* Landlady TreadweU." 

1. Nathaniel,* bapt. in Ipswich, 26 June, 1726 ; d. in Ipswich, 8 July, 

ii. Nathaniel, bapt. in Ipswich, 14 Sept., 1729 ; d. In Ipswich, 25 Apr., 

lii. Nathaiosl, bapt. in Ipswich, 27 Aug., 1732; d. probably, Aug., 


26. iv. Jacob. 

T. Hannah, bapt. in Ipswich, 21 May, 1738. 

vi. Mkbcy, bapt. in Ipswich, 25 Apr., 1741; m. (int. published in Ips- 
wich, 15 Apr., 1768) Samnel Fellows of Gloucester, Mass. Chil- 
ren: 1. Nathaniel TreadweH. 2. Samuel. 

27. Yii. Aakon. 

28. vili. Moses. 

14. Charles* Treadwell ( Natkanielj* Nathaniel,^ Thomas^), bom in 

Ipswich, May, 1705, died in New Castle, N. H., 26 Nov., 1793, 
married first, about 1727 or *28, Mary, born in New Castle, 8 Oct., 
1711, died in New Castle, 6 May, 1783, daughter of William and 
Lydia Kelly of New Castle ; and married second, in Portsmouth, 
N. H., 2 Jan., 1786, Mrs. Phebe Dennett of Portsmouth, who was 
buried 28 Oct., 1805, aged 83 years. He was a hairdresser, and 
later a shopkeeper or merchant, and lived in New Castle and Ports- 
mouth, N. H. 
Children : 

i. William,* b. 10 Nov., 1729; d. young. 

29. il. Nathaniel. 

iil. William, b. 30 July, 1733; d. probably before Sept., 1783. 

iv. Hannah, b. in Portsmouth, 24 Aug., 1734; d. 20 Jan., 1832; m. 2 
Nov., 1768, Amrai Ruharaah, b. in No. Yarmouth, Me., 15 Mch., 
1735, d. suddenly, 8 Dec, 1820, son of Rev. Ammi Kuhamah and 
Dorothy (Bradbury) Cutter of No. Yarmouth. He was a graduate 
of Harvard College, 1752; a physician; Surgeon General in the 
French and Indian War, 176G-7 ; and resided In Portsmouth, N. H. 
Children: 1. Mary. 2. Hannah, 3. Elizabeth, 4. Charles, 5. 
Dorothy. 6. Daniel. 7. William, 8. Jacob, 9. Nathaniel, 10. 
Sarah Ann. 

30. V. Jacob. 

vi. Mary, b. 3 Jan., 1738; d. young. 

vii. Mary, b. 20 Sept., 1740; d. probably before Sept., 1783. 
vlii. Sarah, b. 23 Dec., 1744 ; d. probablv before Sept., 1783. 
U. Lydll. b. 12 Jan., 1746; d. 21 May, 1759. 

[To be continued.] 

56 Remonstrance at South Hampton, If. H. [Jan. 


Copied from the original paper by John F&bnch Johnson, Esq., of Amesbary, Mass. 

Sept 7, 1742, 

To the Associated ministers of the neighboring Towns mett at 
the new township of South Hampton, the following considirations are 
offered as Reasons why a great number of Inhabitants now falling in sd' 
town can not joyn with othere in their designs, and also why we think the 
present affair of selling a Minister there should be deferred, viz : — 

1*^ because the affair of the Line is yet under debate and we know not 
whether we shall belong to sd' place, and that if we should expend for 
this purpose, or bring ourselves under obligatioas it may be lost as to us 
or Inswearing to ourselves & descendents. 

2"**, That if we were dispossed yet the diflSculty of attending here for 
ns and especially for here three quarters of the year is such that we see 
no possibility of it 

3'^, That in case ever the line be established as now run we intend 
Gfod willing to accomidate ourselves better in a Meeting house & shall 
endeavor all we can to be set oft for thb end, and then as to the present 
design of this dayi ntended by some we desent first because the first 
meeting that voted this obtained partly by chance & partly as we judge 
unfairly, second that this last meeting was not agreeable to a former vote 
in this place with respect to the notifying meetings & not all as we under- 
stand at all warned of this, third we have proposed some things which we 
think Reasonable at present which have not been Regarded by them and 
finally that if all within the bounds of sd* Town should appear at a legal 
meeting and matters fairly tryed we are fully perswaded there is a majority 
with us against them. 

Benjamin Brown Samuel French 

Nathaniel Maxfield Aaron Currier 

Jonathan Brown Samuel Goodwin 

Benjamin Brown Jr. James George 

George Maxfield Philip Challb 

David Goodwin David [illegible] 

George [illegible] Amos Page 

Jonathan Watson Robert Worthen 

Henry Hoyt Jonathan Kimball 

Jonathan Sands Samuel Smith 

David Goodwin Jacob Smith 

Benjamin Baker David Colby 

Jothan Grifen Thomas Green 

Caleb Hobs Roger Eastman 

Benjamin Kimball Thomas Carter 

Thomas Fowler (D his mark) John Carter 

John Sargent Samuel Carter 

Jacob Colby Jacob Carter 

Abraham Merrill Nathaniel Ash 

WiUiam Sargent Jacob Morss 

Zaccheris Colby. 

1906.* Omr SmQtisi I\iremi Totmir. 


Bt Okab Fat Ajmlm». Esq.. of B^Mlon. 

The borcMigli and market town of Reading cannot point with 
certaintT to the period of its origin. It was in existence when the 
Danes came up the Kennet and made the spot their headquarters 
in 871, but history does not go further back. In Domesday Book 
it is mentioned as Radynges. From the thirteenth to the sixteenth 
centuries pariiaments were occasionally held herw and in the Civil 
War it surrendered to the Farliament forces under Essex in U>43. 

The Massachusetts town* incorporated May 29, 1644^ named in 
honor of the Radynges of Domesday, remains a quiet rural ciuumu- 
nity, and the Pennsylvania Reading, surrounded by its ci>nlon ot 
hills in the heart of Berks County, though founded a century after 
the New England town, bears in population and importance far 
greater resemblance to the mother town across the sea. In Ver- 
mont is found another Reading, chartered July 6, 1761, ami there 
are Readings in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ne- 
braska, New York, and Ohio. The Massachusetts locality, origi- 
nally styled Lynn Village, was named Reading in honor of the 
early home of some of its first settlers. 

The English town is situated on the Kennet, near its junction 
with the Thames, the two branches of the former stream being here 
spanned by four bridges, while an iron suspension bridge crosses 
the Thames on the eastern side of the town. A water route to the 
Severn is afforded by the Kennet and Avon Canal. A business- 
like air is everywhere apparent, and a live business town one soon 
finds Reading to be. Biscuit making heads the list of its industries, 
the biscuit factory of Huntley and Palmer being the larj^cst in the 
kingdom, for Reading biscuits are as widely famous as IVars Soap. 
In the suburbs are seed farms covering more than three thousand 
acres, and *' Sutton's Seeds " have carried the name of Reading 
around the world. 

In 1121, Henry I. founded here a Benedictine monastery which 
speedily became one of the most powerful in England. Its abbots 
were mitred and kept their seats in Parliament until, at the word of 
Henry VIII., abbots and abbeys ceased to be. Hugh Farrington, 

• Population, 72,214 (1901); 36 miles from London (l*addin>;:ton ti*rniiuu« of Orcut 
Western Bailwav), 43 miles from London (Waterloo terminus of South WcMtfrn 
Railway), 63 miles from London (Charing Cross terminus of South KaMtorn Unil- 
way). Parish Churches : St. Giles, rej^ister from lfi(H, llvinjf, n rirrtm</r; St. Mary, 
register from 1538, living, a rectory; St. Lawrence, registor from lfl'>r), living', a rirar- 
ape; Grey Fiiars; Holy Trinity ; St. John the Kvangclist; St. Stephen; Christ; All 
SaiuU*; St. Saviour; etc. Other churches and chapels : 4 Congregational; T) Haptist; 
3 Wesleyan; 2 Primitive Methodist; Prcshyterian ; Unitarian; Roman Catholic; 
Friends. Schools: Free Grammar; Kendrick; JMue Coat; (iroen; National; Board; 
Science and Art; University Extension. Four weekly papers. Corporation: high 
•toward, mayor, ten aldermen, thirty councillors. 

58 Our English Parent Towns. [Jan. 

the last abbot, refusing either to yield up his convent or acknowl- 
edge the monarch's supremacy, was, with two of his monks, summa- 
rily hanged, drawn and quartered before the gate of his own abbey, 
thus iiimishing to all concerned an object lesson of a kind that the 
king was not at all averse to giving. Somewhere within the abbey 
Henry I. was buried, and before its high altar, long years after, 
were wedded John of Gaunt and Blanche of Lancaster. After the 
suppression of the abbey, it was converted into a palace which was 
demolished in the Civil War. The great gateway, carefiilly re- 
stored in 1861, yet stands, forming a portion of the assize courts,, 
a public thoroughfare passing beneath its hugh arch. 

To the east of the gate is a long row of stone residences, and im- 
mediately beyond these is the greater part of the abbey ruins ; lofty, 
shapeless masses of flint and rubble, covering several acres. Ex- 
cept in the case of the chapter house and the great hall where par- 
liaments were held, the original purpose of the separate portions, 
muffled now in ivy, cannot be definitely settled. To the north of 
the gateway some lesser fragments of the abbey are to be seen in 
the small park known as The Forbury, once the outer court of the. 
abbey. The park is a pleasant spot but far too small, an objec- 
tion that can scarcely be urged against the memorial in the Forbury 
to the Berkshire soldiers killed in the Afghan wars — an immense 
cast-iron lion on a pedestal. The material does not commend itself 
strongly to lovers of art, but the lion is certainly ferocious of aspect. 
Overlooking the park is a Roman Catholic church designed by 
Welby Pugin, a rather lifeless copy of Norman models. 

The four ancient churches of Reading are those of Saint Giles, in 
Southampton Street, consisting of nave, aisles, choir, porch and 
west tower, the latter sustaining a slender stone spire ; Grey Friars, 
in part a restoration, in part a rebuilding of the church of the Grey 
Friars monastery ; Saint Mary ; and Saint Lawrence. The church 
of Saint Mary, erected in 1551 from the ruins of a nunnery founded 
by Elfrida in repentance for the murder of Edward the Martyr, has 
an open timbered roof, and in outline displays nave, choir, gabled 
south aisle, north transept, and western pinnacled tower. It has a 
large churchyard with modern churchyard cross, and faces an open 
area called The Butts, which is adorned by a huge fountain. The 
church of Saint Lawrence, in the market place, shows a mixture of 
the work of the First and Third Pointed periods, and contains sev- 
eral interesting monuments and brasses. It consists of nave, north 
gabled aisle, chantry chapel, choir, south porch, and west tower 
with tall pinnacles. Its west window is a memorial to Archbishop 
Laud, a native of Reading, and in the choir is a window to the 
memory of Charles Lamb. 

In Friar Street, next north of Saint Lawrence, are the municipal 
buildings, of red and black brick, erected in 1875 and 1882, the 
earlier part designed by the architect Waterhouse. They include 

1906.] Our English Parent Toums. 59 

a Town Hall, council chamber, free library, museum, and govern- 
ment art schools. Other buildings of importance are the Royal 
Assembly Room in Friar Street, Royal County Theatre, Berkshire 
Hospital, and the immense and gloomy prison made famous by 
Oscar Wilde's powerful " Ballad of Reading Gaol." In Erleigh 
Street is the Free Grammar School, an ancient foundation occupy- 
ing modern structures. Archbishop Laud was once a pupil here. 
In the shadow of the tall clock-tower of the Municipal Building is 
a marble statue of Queen Victoria, and in Broad Street may be 
Been a bronze statue of the late Mr. Palmer, exhibiting that eminent 
biscuit maker in a standing posture and of heroic size, holding in 
his right hand a silk hat and a partially opened umbrella. It was 
placed in position some years before the death of its subject, and 
probably afforded him keener satisfaction than it did his fellow citi- 
zens. So far as the writer is aware, it furnishes the only instance 
of the appearance of the umbrella as a monumental adjunct. 

On the Oxfordshire side of the Thames is the village suburb of 
Caversham ; not far to the southward is the village of Shiplake, ' 
in whose parish church the poet Tennyson was married, while at 
Bradfield, a few miles to the west of Reading, is the College of 
Saint Andrew, founded in 1850 and now accommodating over 300 


To evade the ship money tax, already referred to in notes by me upon other of 
the English Parent Towns, a large emigration had set into New England. In the 
spring of 1638 a band of emigrants was formed in the neigliboring parts of the 
counties of Berlcs, Wilts, Hampshire, and Oxford. Reading is about fifty 
miles north from Southampton ; and Gloucestershire and Dorset on tiie went, 
and Sussex and Surrey on the east, were tiie bounds of the country in which 
dwelt the little band who sailed from Southampton, 24 April, 1638. 

** Th€ List of the names of the passengers intended for New-England, in the 
good sbipp, the Confidence of London, of 200 tonnes, John Jobson M' and thus 
by virtue oif Lord Treasurers warrant of the 11th of April, 1638.** (Rkgister, 
li, 109.) At the head of the list was the family of Walter Haynes, linen draper, 
who settled in Sudbury, Mass., and who came from Sutton Mandeville, Wilts, 
ten miles southwest of Salisbury. (Kegistkr, xxxix, 263; xlvii, 72.) 

John Blanford, John RIddet, and Richard Bidcombe, three servants, are sup- 
posed to have come from the same place. Unfortunately the parish register 
docs not begin till 1654. 

Peter Noyes, yeoman, was from Penton Mewsey, Hampshire, three miles 
north-west from Andover. John Bent, husbandman, was also from this par- 
ish, or rather the adjoining part called Penton Grafton. (Registkr, xxxii, 
407; xlvili, 288.) Nicholas Guy, of Watertown, Mass., carpenter, came from 
Upton Gray, Hampshire, three miles south-west from Odiham, and five south- 
east of Basingstoke, both places being Identified with the Dummer family who 
had comea few years before. Roger Porter, husbandman, of Watertown, came 
from Long Sutton, Hampshire, two and a-half miles south of Odiham. Jr)hn 
Sanders, husbandman, of Newbury. Mass., came from Land ford, ten miles 
south-east from Salisbury, but he later returned to England, and was at Wick 
farm in Downton, Wilts. He married Hester, daughter of Johu Rolfe of New- 
bury, who was a fellow passenger, coming from Melchet Park, Whiteparish, 
Wilts, seven miles south-east from Salisbury. 

Thomas Goodenow came from Shaftesbury, on the borders of Dorset, but a 

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60 Our English Parent Towns. [Jan. 

few miles south-west of Seraley, Wilts, where his brother John came from, 
and near to Dunhead, Wilts, where Edmand Goodenow came from. 

Edmund and William Kerley, of Sudbury, husbandmen, were from Ashmore, 
Dorset, five miles south-east of Shaftesbury and on the Wiltshire border. 

John Stephens, of Newbury, husbandman, was from Caversham, Oxford- 
shire, just across the Thames from Reading. With him was his brother Wil- 
liam. The family Is an old one there, and attained some prominence In later 
days. In the 17th century they held the farm of •* Aldwlnn's Tenants,'* and 
in the last century Mr. John Stephens of Caversham Rise was a benefactor to 
the poor, by a bequest. In the parish church of St. Peter (origlually Norman) 
the east window Is a memorial to him. 

Thomas Jones, tailor, of Caversham, Oxfordshire, aged 86 years, with his 
wife Ann and four children, came to New England In 1638. He was not the 
Thomas Jones of Dorchester, as the latter was here in 1635. He was the father 
of Abraham Jones of Hull, who in 1658 sold to Daniel Cushlng land in the plain 
neck, Hlngham, given to him by his father Thomas Jones. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, 
iv, 129.) Abraham Jones in 1657 had seven sons, Benjamin, Thomas, Abraham, 
Josiah, Joseph, John, and Ephralm. (History of Hingham, 11, 386.) The land 
was granted by the town to Samuel Ward in 1637, and by him transferred to 
Thomas Jones in 1638. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, Iv, 279.) 

Robert Jones appeared In Hingham in 1637. It is probable he was a relative 
of Thomas; if not, he came from the same vicinity In England. 4 Dec, 1646, 
''Elizabeth Curtes & Jaae Curtes granted unto Robert Jones of Hingham 
theire father In law a Ire of Attur' to aske &c : of the execute" of the last will 
&c of Jane Alexand^ late of Reading In Oxfordshire deceased theire severall & 
respective Legacies given them by the last will & testament of the said Jane 
Alexand' theire grandmother & of the Receipt &c : also to compound &c : & to 
appeare &c : thereto required &c : & generally to doe all thing*, wltnes their 
hand & scales.** (Aspinwall's Notarial Records, p. 41.) 

Another settler was John Benson, who also came from Caversham. He was 
of an old Oxfordshire family and was married in Caversham church, where 
at least one of his children was baptized. 

On the Thames, four and a half miles north-east of Reading, is Shlplake, 
whence came the widow Martha Wilder and her daughter Mary to join other 
children in New England. Joseph Parker, tanner, came from Newbury, Eng- 
land. At his death he had an estate In England, some of which was at Romsey, 
Hampshire, seven miles north-west from Southampton. From Romsey also 
€ame Richard Bidgood, of Boston. 

Sarah Osgood and four children came from Wherwell, four miles south-east 
of Andover In Hampshire. (Register, xx, 24.) 

Samuel Sewall had relatives In the Dummer family living at Romsey, and he 
also owned land at Lee (Sewall's Diary, Vol. 1), which is in Romsey Extra, and 
(1880) includes the farms of Henry Swanton and Thomas Wiltshire. 

The will of Joan Alexander, of Swallowfleld, six mlUs south-east from Read- 
ing, was probated in 1629; Henry Alexander of Reading, in 1625; and Angus- 
tin Alexander of Reading, 1G36. Richard Curtis of Reading, probated 1639. 

Thomas Collier, bom in England in 1622, married, 30 Dec, 1647, Jane Curtis. 
Robert Jones, In his will In 1688, mentions his daughter Jane Collier. 

21 Dec, 1649, •♦ Thomas Collier of Hull husband of Jane the daughter of 
Curtes late of Reading in Berkshire did constitute John Curtes his brother In 
lawe his true & lawfull Attuniey granting him power &c : to aske &c : of the 
Executo" of Jane Alexander late of Reading aforesaid all such Legacle &c : as 
was bequeathed to the s** Jane his wife by the last will of the s<* Jane her grand- 
mother & of the receipt to give acqultance &c : also to compound &c : & to appeare 
tn any court &c : there to doe say sue &c : w^ power to substitute &c : ratifying 
Ac** (Aspinwall's Notarial Records, p. 240-1.) Thomas Collier died In 1691, 
leaving wife Jane and five children. 

John Cogswell, Jun., of Ipswich, Mass., in a letter from London, dated 30 
Mch., 1653, speaks of his cousin Stevens. (Register, xv, 177.) In Massa- 
chusetts Archives, xxxix, 506, the name Is given as Roger Stevens of Redding, 
Co. Berks. Roger Stephens married, 29 July, 1640, Martha Blowers, at St. 
Mary's, Reading. 

Waters*8 *' Gleanings,** i, 46, gives a reference to the will of Francis Phips, 
the elder, of Reading, Eng. The will, proved Ib 1668, mentions his son Con- 
stantine, who was baptized 9 Nov., 1656, at St. Mary*s, Reading, died 9 Oct., 

1906.] Records of Second Church of ScituaU. 61 

1723, and wms buried 15 Oct., 1723, at White Waltham, Berks, ten miles east of 
Beading. This Constantine was Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and father of Wil- 
liam who married a daughter of the 3d Earl of Anglesey, and grandfather of 
Constantine, Baron MulgraTe. 

The first Constantine has been frequently spoken of, erroneonslj, as a son of 
Sir William Pliips, goremor of Massachusetts. The latter was a son of James 
Fhips, a gunsmith from Bristol, Eng., where there were others of the name. 
Francis Phips was not the only one of the name in Beading, Eng., as there 
were, contemporary with him, Thomas and John Phips, tallow chandlers. 

Augustine Clement, painter, of Dorchester, came from Reading, Eng. He 
had property at Wokingham (not Wockington, as given by Pope), which is 
seyen miles south-east from Beading. The property was then (1638) in the 
possession of his sister-in-law Margaret Mathew. Another sister, Anne Clement, 
was living at Shinfield, Berks, four miles south of Reading. The parish regis- 
ters of Wokingham b^^ in 1674, and of Shinfield in 1649. 

In 1635, on the same ship with Clement, came Sampson Salter, fisherman, 
who was from Caversham, and went to Newport, R. I. 

Of the early settlers at Reading, Mass., the only one who seems to have been 
connected with Reading, Eng., is John Damon, who is said to have been bap- 
tized in the church of St. Lawrence, Beading, 25 June, 1620, and settled at 
Reading, Mass., in 1644, the date of its incorporation. 

The records of Reading, Eng., are preserved in its town hall, and they are 
ancient and numerous. Besides ancient deeds, accounts of the Treasurers, 
etc., there are some twentj-three folio volumes, making up a ** Corporation 
Diary'* covering two centuries, the annals of the town from 1622-1822, an in- 
teresting period. Of this material, four volumes have been printed by the 
borough, to the year 1654. 

The Church wardens' accounts of St. Mary, Beading, 1550-1662, and its Beg- 
isters, 1538-1812, have been published. A History of St. Lawrence, Reading, 
has also been printed. Walter Kendall Watkiks. 




Commanicated by Wilford Jacob Litchfield, M.S., of Southbridge, Maa;i. 
[Continued from Vol. 69, page 392.] 


Nathanael Eells fon of North Eells and Ruth his wife was born Jan : 1" 
1746/7 And Baptifed Jan: 18. 

William Turner Son of Charls & Unice, was baptifed Jan : 25*** 1746/7. 

Mary Clap daughter of Nat" & Defire was baptifed Jan : 25'^ 1746/7 

Elifabeth Curtice of Sam" & Rachel was baptifed Feb: 15. 1746/7 

Sarah Riplj daughter of Jofhua Riply and his wife was Bap- 
tifed Feb : 22 1746/7 

Temperance Fofter daughter of Elifhah & Temperance his wife was 
baptifed march 29. 1747. 

ijaiinah Brigs daughter of James Briggs & Hannah his wife was Bap- 
tifed march 29. 1747 

Content Barker daughter of Barnabas Barker & his wife was 

baptized April o'** 1747. 

Lufanna [or Lufanda] Perry daughter of Jofeph Perry & his wife was 
bap' April 26 1747. 

62 Records of Second Church of Scituate. [Jan. 

Elifabeth Turner of BenJ* & Mercy was baptifed May 17**" 1747. 

Sarah Bryant of Thorn* & Sarah was baptifod may [? 17] 1747. 

Deborah Jacob daughter of Deacon Jofeph Jacob & Mary his wife was 
Baptized May 24. 1747 

Deborah Torry of Cap* Caleb Torry & mary his wife was baptifed may 
8V 1747. 

Ruth Vinal daughter of John & Mary, was baptifed June 7*^ 1747 

Jofeph Eells Son of John & Abiah Eells was baptifed June 21"* 1747. 

Abigail Wilfon daughter of W°* & Mary wilfon was baptifed June 21'' 

John Right Son of Mercy Right was baptifed June 21** 1747. 

Luce Gufhing daughter of the Honourable John Cufhing Esq' And 
Mary his wife was Baptifed June 28"» 1747. 

John Woodart fon of James & Sarah was baptifed June 28^ 1747. 
( Lnke Palmer an Jnfant Child of Jofeph and Jane Palmer being fick 
( with the throat trouble was baptifed Jn private June 30"* 1747. 

Roland Turner & Anna Turner Twinn children of Abial and Elifabeth 
Turner were baptifed July S"* 1747 

Robert Cufhing Son of John Cusfhing jun' and deborah his wife was 
baptifed July 5"^ 1747. 

i July 7*^ 1747. J baptifed two Children of Jofhua & Lydia Palmer. 
•I they being dangeroufly Sick, the name of the one was Lydya the 
( name of the Other was 

Anna Hatch daughter of Nehemiah Hatch and Mary, was baptised 
July 19"» 1747 

Lydia Copeland daughter of Jofeph & Elifabeth was baptifed July 26*** 

Mercy Tolman daughter of Elifha & Miriam, was baptifed Aug* 2* 

Charls Samfon had a child baptifod by the Rev** M' Bryant of Brain- 
tree, on the 9**» of Auguft 1747. 

William Lincoln Son of Jsaack & Abigail was baptifed Aug* 30*** 1747. 

Nehemiah Randal Son of Gerfhom & Elifabeth was baptifed Sep* 6. 

lacob Stetfon Son of Matthew & Hannah was baptifed Sep* 27**» 1747. 

Calvin Curtis, Son of Elifha & Sarah was baptifed Sep* 27. 1747. 

Sufannah Randal daughter of Perez and Sarah was baptifed Sep* 27. 

Gerfhom Bowker Son of Lazarns & Abigail was baplifed Oct : 4**» 1747. 

Deborah Bowker daughter of John & Ann Was baptifed Oct: 4*^ 1747. 

Lydia Randal daughter of Elifha & Zeporah was baptifed oct : 11. 1747. 

Luce Turner daughter of Hawkins & was baptifed Oct 11. 1747. 

Jofhua Turner Son of Jsrael &, Deborah was baptized Oct: 25. 1747 

Eunice Stetfon daugher of George & Eunice was baptifed oct : 25 1747 

Elizabeth Tolman daughter of Jofeph & Mary was baptifed Nov: 8. 

Mary Church daughter of Thomas and Mary ; was baptifed Nov : 2i9 

The whole number of the baptifed this year is 42 

Sarah Wheelwright daughter of John & Sarah, was baptifed Ian : 10. 

1906.] Beeards of Second Church of Scituate. 63 

Lncrefia Gilkie, daagfater of James and Grace was baptifed Jan : 24. 

Ljdia CoUomar daagfater of Thomas CoUomar & Hannah his wife was 
baptifed Feb: 14.1747/8 

Amos Curtice Son of Amos & Mary was baptifed Feb. 14. 1747/8 

Martha Farrow daughter of Thomas & Jemimah, was baptifed Feb: 14. 

lacob Lincoln Son of Jsaac & Abigail was baptifed March 6^ 1747/8. 

Margret Briggs daughter of John And Abigail Brigs was baptized March 
27. 1748 

Eunice James daughter of John and Prudence was baptized April 3, 

Ann Bryant of Peleg & Mary was Baptifed April 3^ 1748. 

Samuel Stockbridge Son of Sam" & Sarah was baptized April. 17. 1748. 

Lydiah Tower of Jonathan & Lydia was baptifed April 17^ 1748. 

Bathfheba Damon daughter of Danniel & Judith, was baptized May 1*^ 

Stephen Silvefter fon of Nehemiah & his wife was baptized may 

8«» 1748. 

Jsrael Silvefter Son of Jsrael and his wife was baptifed May 8. 1748. 

Abigail Bryant daughter of Sam" Bryant and mary his wife was bap- 
tifed May 8. 1748. 

Deborah Man an Jnf ant of Jofiah & Mary Man was baptifed in private, 
being fick. may 13. 

Mary Palmer of Jofehp [<tc] & Jane his wife was Baptifed may 15^ 

Jofhua Bowker Son of Bemjm [sic'] and Hannah was Baptifed May 22. 

lune 4"* 1748. J baptifed an Jnfant child of Jonathan & Elifabeth 
Elems which child died Jun 6*** 

{June 7"* J baptized, Abigail Bryant an Jnfant Child of Benjmin Bry- 
ant and his Wife 

Thomas Cufhing Son of Jofeph and Lydia, was baptized June 26. 1748 
Lufannah Prouty daughter of William and his wife was baptifed June 26. 

Abigail Cufhing daughter of the honourable John Cufhing, Efq', & 
Mary his wife, was baptifed July 3** 1748, 

Lurania Silvefter daughter of Elifha Silvefter an[d] ■ his wife 

was baptifed July 3^ 1748. 

Job Curtice Son of Samuel & Rachel was baptifed July 10"» 1748. 

AduU, Sarah Hooper a young woman Living with M' Sam" Stock- 
bridge was baptized July 10. 1748 

Hannah Stetfon, daughter of Gidion Stetfon & his wife bap- 
tized July 24 

Jsaac Dammon Son of Jsaack & Lydya was Baptifed July 24, 1748. 

Elifabeth, daughter of Cefar a negro Servant or Slave, to Capt Torry, 
and Sarah his wife, a free Jndian woman was baptized Aug' 28. 1748. 

Defire Stoddard daughter of Benj™ Stoddard & his wife, was- 

baptifed Aug' 28. 1748. 

Abigail Standly daughter of Jabez & Abigail Standly was baptifed Sep' 
11. 1748. 

( Bartlet Bowker an Jnfant Son of Lazarus Bowker was baptifed in Pri- 
( vate, Sep' 12, 1748. 

64 Records of Second Church of Scituate. [Jan. 

Sarah Cole daughter of James Cole & Sarah his wife was baptifed Sep^ 
25. 1748. 

Jsaack Buck, son of Jsaac & mary was baptifed Sep^ 25. 1748 

Molly Stetfon daughter of Jofeph Stetfon & his wife was bap- 
tifed Sep* 25 1748 

r Samuel Eells Son of North & Ruth Eells was baptifed Sept 26 1748 in 
( private, being fick & not Likely to Live 

Nathanael Jacob Son of Deacon Jofeph Jacob & his wife was 

bap^ Oct 9"» 

Jofeph Neal son of Job <& his wife was baptifed Oct : 9^ 1748. 

Macael Hatch Son of Michael & his wife Oct: 23. 1748 

Sufanna Clap of Nath" & defire his wife was baptifed Oct : 30^ 1748 

( Defire Elmes daughter of Jonathan Elmes & his wife an Jnfant 

( was baptifed in Private oct : 31. 1748 

Luce Jacob daughter of Jofhua & Mary was baptifed Nov : 13. 1748. 

Hannah Silvefter daughter of W™ and Mary was baptifed nov : 20. 

Luce Cufhing daughter of James Cufhing jun' & his wife baptifed Nov : 
27. 1748. 

Huldah Lambert of John Lambert & his wife, baptifed Nov : 27. 1748. 

Sarah Briggs, of James & Hannah was baptifed Dec: 11. 1748. 
( Lydia Barrel, daughter of William Barrel, & Lydia his wife deceafed 
( was baptized in private Dec : 16. 1748 

Seth Turner fon of Jeffe & Lydia was baptifed Dec : 18. 1748. 

Bartlet Bowker of John Bowker and his wife was baptifed Dec. 25 1748. 

The whole number of the baptifed this year amounts to 50. 

Sufanna Brooks daughter of W°* Willian [tie] Brook[s] & his wife 
was Baptized Jan 22 1748/9. 

Deborah Cufhing daughter of John Cufhing & Deborah was baptifed 
Jan: 29 1748/9. 

Samuel Bryant Son of Sam*' Bryant Jun' & Mary his wife was baptifed 
march 5. 

AduU. Sarah houfe Daughter of David Houfe deceafed was baptifed 
March 5. 1748/9 

Molly northy Hatch daughter of nehemiah Hatch was baptifed by m' 
Bourn march 19. 

Sarah Fofter daughter of Elifha Fofter & his wife was baptifed 

April 2^ 1749 

Luther Curtice Son of Elifha Curtice & his wife was baptized April 9^ 

John Dwelly Son of Jofeph Dwelly deceafed and Mary his widow was 
baptized April 9"> 1749 

Rachel wade, daughter of Jofeph & Rachel was baptized April 9^ 1749 

Robert Randal Son of Perez & Sarah Randal was baptized April 9^ 

Hannah Clap daughter of Jofeph Clap and i— his* wife, was bap- 
tifed April. 23. 1749 

Mary Man daughter of Jofiah man and Mary his wife was baptifed 
April 23. 1749 

Margret Briggis daughter of John & Abigail was baptifed may 14^ 1749 

Thomas Cufhing Son of Deacon Jofeph Cufhing jnn' & Lydia his wife 
was baptifed June 4^ 1749 

1906.] Records of Second Church of Scituate. B5 

Margret Bowker daughter of Benj"^ and Hannah was baptifed June 4^ 

Calvin Tomer Son of Jonathan and Abigail was baptifed July 2°^ 1749 

Bame Wade & Zebulon Wade Children of 2^bulon wade and his wife 
were baptized in private July 19"» [ ?] 1749. 

AduU Mary Turner wife of Nat" Turner was baptized July 23 1749. 

Elijah Turner fon of Nathan" & Mary was baptized July 23. 1749 

Betty Woodart daughter of James woodart his wife deceafed was bap- 
tized July 23 1749. 

Efter [Esther] Tower daughter of Benj™ & his wife of Abbin- 

ton was baptized Aug 6^ 1743. 

Jofeph Copeland, fon of Jofeph & Elizabeth was Baptized Sept 3^ 1749 

Aduh Philifs a Negro Slave to Dr Otis was baptifed Sept 3^ 1749 

Olive & Betty, & Ruben three Children of the above named Philis were 
Baptised Sept 3<* 1749 

( Thankfoll Eells, daughter of North Eells, & Ruth, his wife, was Bap- 
< tifed In private about five of the Clock in the morning, and died be- 
( tween Twelve and one of the Clock Oct: 8 1749. 

Zechariah Dafiion Son of Zechariah Dammon, and Anna Lenthall his 
wife, was baptized Oct : 15"> 1749 

Rhoda Bryant daughter of Peleg & Mary was baptifed December 3^ 

Lydia James daughter of John James & Prudence his wife was baptifed 
Dec: 31. 1749 

The whole number of the baptifed this year amounts to 31 


Jacob Turner Son of Jsrael & Deborah was baptized March 25. 1750. 

Lydia Stockbridge of Sam" & Sarah was baptifed April 1** 1750. 

Demmick Bowker of Lazarus & Abigail was baptifed April 1*^ 1750. 

BathSheba Barker of Barnabas & Mary was Baptifed April 15^** 1750 

Samuel Dammon of Daniel & Sarah was Baptifed April 15'*^ 1750. 

Luscenda Stetfon of Jofhua & Lillis was baptized April 29. 1750 

Nathanael Jacob, Son of Deacon Jofeph Jacob & mary his wife was 
baptifed May 6"^ 1750 

Luther Stetfon fon of Job c& Mary was baptifed may 6^ 1750. 

Silva Church daughter of Jofeph, & Grace his Widow was baptized May 
6*»» 1750. 

AduU Philis a Negro Servant to Deacon Jofeph Cufbing was baptized 
June 3** 1750. 

Caleb Cufhing fon of Jofeph & Lydia was baptifed July 1"* 1750. 

Sufanna Man daughter of Jofiah man & his wife was baptifed 

July 8"» 1750. 

Sufannah Randal daughter of Benja°^ Randal jun' & Hannah his wife 
was baptized July 15^*^ 1750. 

Nathanael Silvefter Son of Nehemiah & Mehitable was Baptifed July 
29. 1750 

Anna Wade daughter of Zebulon Wade and his wife was Bap- 
tifed Aug^ 5"^ 1750. 

Samuel Curtice Son of Sam": & Rachel was baptifed Aug* 12^ 1750. 

At a Meeting of the 2**. Church of Christ in Scituate on y« ll*^ Day of 
Oct*» 1750 being the first Chh. Meeting after the Death of the Rev^ M"^ 
Eells. S^ Church chose y* Rev** M' Shearj*. Bourn Moderator of the S^ 

66 Records of Second Church of Scituate. [Jan. 

Meeting and after Prayer to God for his presence & Direction S** Church 
chose Joseph Gushing Jun' Clerk of S** Church during the prefent Vacancy. 

Sarah Buck Daughter of Isaac Buck lun' and Mary his wife was Bap- 
tised September y« 2** 1750 by M' Lewis. 

Charles Tolman Son of Elisha and Miriam Tolman and James Gilkey 
Son of James and Grace Gilkey were Baptised September y* 9'** 1750 by 
M' Niles. 

Barker Cushing Son of M*^ John Cushing Tun' and Deborah his Wife 
and Bailey Randall Son of Perez and Sarah Randall and William Son of 
Sambo a free Negro and Martha his Wife* an Jndian were all Baptised 
October y* 14"» 1750 by M' Anger [Angier]. 

Joseph Tolman Son of Joseph and Mary Tolman was Baptised Oct® y* 
28"* 1750 by M' Nath" Eells of Stonington 

Abigail Eells Daughter of John and Abiah Eells was Baptised Novem- 
ber y« 4'»» 1750 by M' Edward Eells. 

Jra Bryant Son of Samuel Bryant lun' and Mary his Wife was Baptised 
November y* 4"» 1750 by M' Edw*» Eells 

Sarah Cushing Daughter of James Cushing Jun' & Mary his Wife was 
Baptised Novemb: y« 4"» 1750 by M' E<lw** Eells 

Ruth Dammon, Joanna Dammon, and Leafa Dammon Daughters of 
Joseph and Joanna Dammon were Baptised November y* 4^ 1750 by M' 
Edw** Eells of Middletown 

Steel Foster Son of Cap* Joseph Foster and Abigail his Wife was Bap- 
tised January y« 6*^ 1750 by M"^ Gay 

Thankful Eells Daughter of North Eells and Ruth his Wife was Bap- 
tised January y* 20*»» 1750 by M^ Wales of marshfield. 

Abigail Clap Daughter of Nathan" Clap Esq"^ and Desire his Wife, was 
Baptized February y*' 10*»» 1750/1 by M"^ Bourn. 

Nathaniel Dammon Son of Zachariah Dammon Jun' and Anna Lenthal 
hb Wife Was Baptized February y* 24«» 1750/1 by M' Bafs. 

Bethiah Turner Daughter of Abiel Turner and Elizabeth his Wife and 
George Stetson Son of George and Unice Stetson his wife and Lucy Brigs 
Daughter of James Briggs Jun*^ and Hannah his Wife and Mary Stetson 
Daughter of Gideon Stetson were all Baptized June y* 2** 1751 by M' 
Edward Eells of Middletown. 

lane Palmer Daughter of Joseph Palmer and Jane his Wife and James 
Cole Son of James Cole and Lucy Stodder Daughter of Benjamin Stodder 
lun' were all Baptised Jbne ye 2^ 1751 by the Rev** M' Edward Eells of 

Nathaniel Cushing Son of Joseph Cushing Tun' and Lydia his Wife 

and Seth Turner Son of Jonathan Turner & Abigail his Wife, and 

John Briggs Son of John Briggs and Abigail his wife and Lucy Bowker 
Daughter of John Bowker and Ann his W&e were all Baptised June y* 23* 
1751 by the Rev** M' Gay. 

James Briant Son of Peleg Briant and Mary his Wife and James Barrel 
Son of James Barrel and Deborah his Wife were both Baptised June y® 
80*^ 1751 by M^ Bourn. 

[This concludes the baptisms of the '' Rev. Nathaniel Eells book," so- 
called. The entries from the death of Rev. Mr. Eells were made, un- 
doubtedly, by Joseph Cushing.] 

1906.] Bristol Branch of the Finney Family. 67 


By Franklik C. Cla&k, M.D., of ProTidence, R. I. 

This family appears to have come from England before 1639, and con- 
sisted of a mother, a daughter, Catherine, and two sons, Robert and John. 

" Mother Finney" died in Plymouth, Apr. 22, 1650, ''aged upwards of 
80" years. 

Cluldren : 

i. CATHRRiNifi,^ m. Oabriel Fallowell, who d. Dec. 28, 1667, aged 83 ; 

d. Judo 7, 1673. Children: 1. Johrij m, ; d. before 1649. 

2. Ann, m. Thomas Pope of Plymouth, who d. July 28, 1637; 
d. in May, 1646. 

11. BoBBRT, b. about 1608; m. Sept. 1, 1641, Phebe Ripley, who was 
b. 1619, and d. Oct. 9, 1710, in her 92d yr. ; d. Jau. 7, 1687-^ ; re- 
sided in Plymouth ; was granted land in 1641 ; a freeman in 1648 ; 
an exciseman and juryman ; deacon of the church from 1669 till 
his death ; and deputy from Plymouth to the General Court, 1657- 
60, '62-4. '69, 71-2. Having no issue, he willed his property in 
Plymouth to his two nephews, Robert and Josiah, the sons of his 
brother J6hn ; and in 1689 they petitioned the Court for the lands 
left them by their uncle Robert. 

1. ill. John, called " John the Pilgrim." 

1. JoHN^ FiNNET married first Christiana, or Christian, who died in 
Plymouth, Sept. 9, 1649 ; married second, June 10, 1650, Abigail, 
daughter of Thomas Bishop and widow of Henry Coggin, who 
died May 6, 1653 ; and married third, June 26, 1654, Elizabeth 
Bailey, who was buried in Bristol, Feb. 9, 1683-4. He received a 
grant of land in Plymouth in 1639, and again in 1640 and 1641 ; 
was made freeman in 1644 ; was an exciseman from 1646 to 1648 ; 
and served on several juries. With his son John, Jr., he was ad- 
mitted a freeman of Barnstable, May 29, 1670, where John, Jr., 
finally settled. He was at one time a resident of Scituate, Mass. ; 
and later joined the company which settled Bristol, in 1680; but in 
1682 he sold his interest in the Mount Hope lands, at Bristol, to 
his son Jonathan. From 1682 no record of him appears till 1702, 
when he seems to have removed to Swansea, Mass. He probably 
died not long after, as a deed was executed by him at that time to 
which he signed with a mark. 

Children by first wife, born in Plymouth : 

I. John,* b. Dec. 24, 1C38 ; the founder of the Barnstable line. 

II. Thomas, b. about 1648 ; d. in 1653. 

Children by third wife, born in Barnstable : 

2. ill. Jonathan, b. Aug. 14, 1655. 

iv. Robert, b. Aug. 13, 1656.; removed with his brother Josiah to 
Plymouth ; afterwards joined the ill-fated expedition to Canada 
under Phlps, in which he lost his life in 1690. His will is dated 
July 23, 1690. 

V. Hannah, b. Sept. 2, 1657; m. (1) in 1677, Dea. Ephralm, b. Jan. 
27, 1648, d. Feb. 18, 1732, son of Ephraim and Ann (Cooper) 
Morton of Plymouth; m. (2) John Cooke of Kingston, Mass., by 

• The earliest records show the spelling of the name as Finney , and the Plymouth 
and Bristol lines, with but a single exception, have retained this spelling. The Bam^ 
•table line, however, from the first adopted that of Phinney, There was another 
family, settled in Connecticut, of the name of Pinnej/, which should not be confounded 
with the Barnstable Phinneys some of whom removed to that State. 

68 Bristol Branch of the Finney Family. [Jan. 

whom no issue. Children: 1. Bannaht b. 1677; m. Benjamin 

Morton. 2. Ephraim.h, 1678; m. . 3. John.h. 1680; m. 

Reliance (or Rebecca) , dan. of his nncle John Phinney of Barn- 

^teble. 4. Joseph, b. 1683; m. . 6. Ebenezer, b. 1686; 

m. . 

Ti. Elizabeth, b. Mch. 15, 1659 ; probably m. Dec. 19, 1773, Haile, b. 
about 1753, son of Benjamin and Mary (Halle) Barton of Warren, 
R. I. Children : 1. Molly, b. Aug. 21, 1774. 2. Bose, b. Sept. 80, 
1775. 3. Elizabeth, b. June 23, 1777. 
Til. JosiAH, b. Jan. 11, 1661; settled in Plymouth, Mass., and founded 
a large family. 

8. viii. Jeremiah, b. Aug. 15, 1662. 

4. Ix. Joshua, b. Dec, 1665. 

2. Jonathan* Finney (John}), bom Aug. 14, 1655, in Barnstable, 

Mass.; married, intention Oct. 18, 1682, Joanna, born in 1669, 
died Nov. 30, 1739, at Bristol, daughter of John and Elizabeth 
Kinnicutt of Bristol. He was one of the first settlers of Bristol, 
and made freeman in 1680. He died in Swansea, Mass, in May, 
1728. His descendants spell the name Phinney. 
Children : 

i. Joanna,' b. Nov. 30, 1683; m. Clark. 

6. 11. Jonathan, b. Nov. 3, 1686. 

iii. Mbhetabel, bapt^ Jan. 19, 1688-9. 

iv. Elizabeth, bapt. in 1695 ; d. June 30, 1730 ; m. Bradford. 

V. Ltdia, bapt. in 1695 ; m. Hopestill Cotton, 

vi. Mart, bapt. in 1695. 

6. vii. Ebenbzer, bapt. Apr. 28, 1699. 

viii. Hannah, bapt. Sept. 1, 1700 ; d. June 30, 1730. 

3. Jeremiah* Finney {John^), bom Aug. 15, 1662, in Barnstable, 

Mass.; married, Jan. 7, 1684, Esther, bom in 1664, died Apr. 11, 
1743, in Bristol, daughter of Thomas and Mary Lewis of Bristol. 
He was made freeman of Bristol, with his father, in 1680. He 
was a shipmaster, and died in Bristol, Feb, 18, 1748. 
Children : 

i. Jeremiah,* b. 1684; d. young. 

ii. Mary, b. Mch. 26, 1686; m. . 

ill. Hannah, b. Jan. 14, 1687-8; m. Jan. 14, 1706-7, Thomas, b. 1680, 
d. Apr. 18, 1754 or '5, son of Thomas and Hannah (James) Dia- 
mant, or Diman. The family removed from Long Island to 
Bristol in 1712. She d. Dec. 22, 1744, in Bristol. Children, the 
first four bora on Long Island : 1. James, b. Nov., 1707; d. Oct. 
8,1788. 2. t/b^in, b. about 1709. Z, Rebecca. 4. Jeremiad, b. 1710; 
d. Nov. 10, 1798. 6. Jonathan, b. 1712 ; d. Feb. 25, 1797. 6. Phebe, 
b. 1717; d. Sept. 14, 1790. 7. Lucretia, b. 1719; d. Jan. 81, 1797. 
8. Daniel, b. Dec. 16, 1797. 

iv. Mehftable, b. May 8, 1687 ; m. . 

V. John, b. Aug. 8, 1690 ; d. young. 

vi. Rebecca, b. Feb. 24, 1691-2; probably m. Mch. 11, 1716, Samuel 
Harris of Swansea, Mass. 

vii. Esther, b. May 4, 1693; m., int. Oct. 81, 1719, Joseph Joy of 
Behoboth, Mass., who d. 1754 ; d. in Bristol, May 26, 1754. Chil- 
dren: 1. Esther, b. 1720; d. Aug. 2, 1747. 2. Joseph, b. June 26, 
1726. 8. A child, b. 1726 ; d. July, 1784. 

viii. Deborah, bapt. Oct. 20, 1695. 

7. ix. John, b. Apr. 18, 1696. 

X. Abigail, b. Apr. 17, 1697. 

8. xi. Jeremiah, bapt. Sept. 7, 1700. 












1906.] Bristol Branch of the Finney Family. 69 

4. Joshua' FnncBT {Johi}), bom Dec, 1665, in Barnstable, Mass., 

married, intention May 31, 1688, Mercy Watts of Bristol, who 
died Feb. 12, 1724. He removed, with his father, to Bristol in 
1680, where hq was made freeman a little later. All his children 
were bom in BristoL He finally removed to Swansea, Mass., 
where he died Sept 7, 1714. 

Joshua,' b. May 7, 1689. 

Elizabeth, b. Sept. 25, 1691 or "92 ; d. Sept. 19, 1701. 

Mart, b. Apr. 12, 1694. 

John, b. Aug. 15, 1696. He is known as Dr. John, and removed to 

Lebanon, Conn. 
Samuel, b. May 20, 1699. 
JosiAH, b. July 26, 1701. 
Elizabeth, b. May 1, 1707; m. Nov. 4, 17S3, Nathan Lather of 

Swansea, liass. One child, Huldah, b. Jan. 12, 1743. 

5. Jonathan* Phiknet (Jonathan* John^), bom Nov. 3, 1686, in 

Swansea, Mass., married. May 6, 1730, Mercy Read, bom in 1706, 
died Nov., 1767. He was a farmer, and resided in that part of 
Swansea which lies jnst to the east of Warren. He was a mariner 
before he became a farmer, and died in Swansea, Nov. 26, 1736. 
After his death, his widow married second, Benjamin Smith. 
Children : 

i. Hannah,^ b. June 17, 1781 ; m. 1747, Richard, son of Barnard Halle 
of Warren; d. May 27, 1797, in Warren. Children: 1. Hannah, 
b. May 81, 1748. 2. Anne, b. Oct. 28, 1751. 8. Jonathan, b. Mch. 
22, 1758. 4. Barnard, b. Aug. 4, 1765. 5. Bichard, b. Apr. 11, 
1758. 6. John, b. Ang. 11, 1760. 7. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 25, 1765. 
8. Samuel, b. Sept. 5, 1770. 

11. Jonathan, b. Apr., 1733; d. May, 1733. 

IH. Jonathan, b. Aug. 4, 1734; d. Sep. 2, 1739. 
13. It. Elisha, b. Mch. 80, 1787, a posthumous child. 

6. Ebenezer' Finney {Jonathan^* John^), bom Apr. 23, 1699, in Swan- 

sea, Mass., married, intention May 28, 172G, Jane, born in 1692, 
daughter of Thomas and Jane (Nelson) Faunce of Plymouth, Mass. 
He resided in Bristol for a time, and then seems to have liyed in 
Easton, Norton, and Plymouth, finally dying in Middleborough, 
Mass. It is possible that he married, as a first wife, in Norton, 
Abigail, daughter of Sylvanus Campell. 

Child : 
I. Nelson,* b. July 8, 1728 ; d. Aug. 23, 1730. 

7. John* Finney, {Jeremiah^* Johri^), born Apr. 13, 1 696, married Mary, 

daughter of Sylvanus and Mary Campbell of Norton, Mass. He 
purchased land there in conjunction with his cousin Ebeuezer, who 
also, at least for a time, resided in Norton. John is styled a cord- 
wain er or shoemaker. He came to Norton about 1717, and re- 
moved to Easton about 1766. He probably died in Kingston, Mass., 
Oct 11, 1787. 

8. Jeremiah* Finney (Jeremiah,* John^), bora in 1700, married, inten- 

tion May 17, 1727, Elizabeth, bom Dec. 14, 1706, died Nov. 8, 
1760, in Bristol, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Bristow of 
Bristol. Be was a shipmaster, resided in Bristol, and died Oct. 21, 

70 Bruioi Branch of ike Finmey Famay. [Jan. 


14. L JosLLH/ b. J0I7 h 1T28. 
ii. A CUILD* d. F^. ST. 1730. 

liL EUZABKTH, b. in 1731 ; d. Umj, 14, 1739. 

15. ir. JcREXiAH, b. Mch. 19. 1732-3. 

16. T. Thovas, b. Not. IS, 1737. 

Ti. Mart, b. Nor. 14, 1742; m. 1765, as his second wife, Corbsa, b. in 
1732, son of John and Dorcas (Corban) Barnes of Pljrnionth, 
Mass. Children : 1. Maiy, b. 1766 ; m. SepC 16, 1795. Eleaxer 
Holmes. 2. Bebtcca.h, 1768. 3. Btisjf^h. 1771; m. (1) Thomas 

Darie; m. (2) Lencas; m. (3) Majhew. 4. Charlotte, 

b. 1774; m. Stephen Harlow. 5. Corbam, b. 1778. 6. FtUty, b. 
1781; m. Ansel Holmes. 7. Dtborak, b. 1785; m. Alden Lencas. 
8. Abigaa, b. 1789; m (1) William Keen*; m. (2) Isaiah Canrer. 

Til. Esther, b. Not. 14, 1744, d. Mch. 26, 1745. 

9. Joshua* Fixket (Joihua,* Ji>hn^)y bom May 7, 1689, in Bristol^ 
married Martha Carter, who was bom in 1671, and died May 14, 
1751. He resided at first in Swansea, and afterwards purchased 
land in Lebanon, Conn., in 1726, removing thither with his family 
about 1750. Two of his brothers, John and Josiah, remoTed to 
Litchfield Co., Conn. He 'was a fanner, and died after 1750. 
Cliiidren : 

17. i. William,* b. May 10, 1715. 

il. Joshua, b. May 11, d. Not, 29, 1716. 

ill. Mart (or Msrct), b. July 5, 1718; m. Mch. 14, 1733-4, Joseph 

Mann ; d. before 1743. 
It. Martha, b. Mch. 4, 1719-20. 

18. y. John, b. June 2, 1721. 

19. tL Outer, b. Nov. 11, 1728. 

10. John* Finney (Jashuay* John}), hom Aug. 15, 1696, in Bristol, mar- 

ried, Sept. 14, 1716, Ann Toogood of Swansea, Mass., who died 
Aug. 1 1, 1776. He removed first to Norton, Mass., then purchased 
land in Lebanon, Conn., in 1728 or '29. He also owned land in 
Kent, Conn. He appears to have been a physician, though in 
deeds he is called *' blacksmith." At one time he was a resident of 
Swansea. He died June 6, 1773, in Lebanon, Conn. 

Children, bom in Swansea : 
1. JOKL,* b. Feb. 24, 1716-7. 
10. 11. John, b. Oct. 14, 1718. 

21. ill. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 3, 1720-1 ; went to Nova Scotia, 
iy. Joshua, b. Feb. 24, 1723-4. 

T. Ann, b. Apr. 80, 1727. 

Ti. Mercy, b. Jan. 1, 1729-30; m. Dec. 21, 1752, Reuben Sacketof East 
Greenwich, now Warren, Conn. 

22. Tii. David, b. Aug. 24. 1732. 

Till. Martha, b. and d. June 12, 1735. 
28. is. Jabez, b. Not. 21, 1737. 

11. Samuel* Finney {Joshua* John}), bom May 20, 1699, in Bristol, 

married, Mch. 12, 1726-7, Elizabeth, daughter of John Wood of 
Warwick, R. I., and widow of Thomas Tibbitts. He remoTed to 
Warwick about 1726, where he died in 1765. He was a black- 
Children : 

i. Benjamin,* b. July 26, d. Aug. 5, 1727. 

iL Mercy, b. Mch. 25, 1782; m. Dec 21, 1752, Reuben , of 

Warren, Conn. ; remoyed in June, 1765, after her father's death, 

to Little Compton, R. I. 

1906.] Bristol Branch of the Finney Family. 71 

12. JosiAH* Finney {Joshua,^ John}), born July 26, 1701, in Bristol, 
married, Jan. 1, 1723-4, Elizabeth Mann, who died ^i 1775. He 
was in Lebanon, Conn., in 1750, where he early purchased land. 
He was one of the earliest settlers of Warren, Conn. His will was 
proved Aug. 22, 1774. 

Children, bom in Swansea : 

I. Elizabeth,* b. Jan. 19, 1723-4. 

II. JosiAH, b. Jan. 27, 1726-6; d. Sept., 1726. 
24. lil. JosiAH, b. Feb. 24, 1727-8. 

Iv. Keziah, b. Mch. 5, 1780. 

V. Lydia, b. Mch. 6, 1732; d. before 1771. 

26. vi. David, b. June 21, 1734. 

26. vll. Jonathan, b. June 1, 1736. 

18. Elisha* Piiinnet (Jonathan,^ Jonathan* John}), born Mch. 30, 1737, 
married first. May 5, 1763, Jemima, born in Newport, R. I., in 
1742, died in Warren, R. I., Feb. 12, 1764, daughter of John and 
Hannah (Claggett) Treadwell ; and married second, in 1766, 
Rebecca, born Feb. 11, 1740, d. Oct. 28, 1818, daughter of Henry 
and Rachel (Whittaker) Peck of Rehoboth, Mass. He was made 
freeman of Warren in 1760, was a farmer, and died Jan. 18, 1815. 
Child by first wife : 

I. Jonathan,* b. Jan. 80, 1764; d. Oct. 11, 1779. 
Children by second wife : 

II. Aaron, b. Apr. 24. 1767; d. in 1787, abroad. 

27. iii. Danirl, b. Sept. 14, 1768. 

28. iv. Benjamin, b. Oct. 8, 1771. 

y. Jemima, b. Mch. 29, 1773; m. Hczekiah Kingsley of Swansea. 
Children : 1. Nathan. 2. Elisha. 3. Luther. 4. Henry Peck. 

vi. Elisha Peck, b. Oct. 31, 1774; ra. Dec. 14, 1806, Lydia, b. Jan. 27, 
1782, d. Oct. 17, 1857, dan. of David and Rebecca (Brijajhtman) 
Barton of Freetown, Mass. He resided in Swansea and Warren, 
was a farmer, and d. Apr. 14,. 1854. No issue. 

vii. Rebkcca, b. Sept. 22, 1777; m. in 1707, Capt. William, b. May 5, 
1770, son of Tiiomas and Plu^lie (Tiiroop) Champlin of Bristol, 
R. I.; d. Mch, 8, 1858. Cliildren : 1. John Bowman, b. May 20, 
1798. 2. William, h. May ir», 1800; m. Eliza K. Phinnev. (See 
27, ii.) 3. Julia Ann, b. Apr. 21, 1802; d. Dec. 13. 1891; m. 

H(Klges. 4. Charlotte, b. Jan 11, 1805; d. Apr. 4, 1803; m. 

prob. Barney. 5. Mary. 6. Elisha {?). 

vili. Hannah, b. Oct. 11, 1779; m. (1) Corl^an; m. (2) Dea. 

Bruce of New York. 

ix. Natii.\n, b. Oct. 6, 1782; d. Jan. 3, 1802, abroad. 

14. JosiAH* Finney (Jeremiah,^ Jeremiah,^ John^), born July 5, 1728, in 
Bristol, married first. May 19, 1751, Mary, born Dec. 3, 1732, 
die<l Sept. 18, 1760, daughter of Allen and Hannah (Church) 
Carey of Bristol ; and married second, Sept. 16, 1761, Martha, 
born in 1789, died May 22, 1823, daughter of JamciS and Martha 
(Giddings) Gibbs. lie was a farmer, and resided in Hristol, R. L, 
where he was at one time postmaster, lie died July 23, 1804, in 

Children by first wife : 

1. jKHE.MiAn,* bapt. Feb. 4, 1763 ; d. at sea, July 25, 1773. 

ii. Elizabeth, bapt. Dec. 8, 1754; d. Sept. 21, 175G. 

Hi. Allen, bapt. Mch. 20, 1757; d. July 31, 1758. 

iv. Molly, bapt. June 10, 1751), 

72 Bristol Branch of the Finney Family. [Jan. 

Children by second wife : 

V. Martha, bapt. Aag. 29, 1762; m. 1783, John, b. Jnne 13, 1760, d. 
Oct. 4, 1813, son of Nathaniel and Sarah (Little) Fales of Bristol; 
d. Apr. 13, 1843, in Providence, R. I. Children : 1. Charlotte, b. 
Jan. 5, 1784; d. Dec. 12, 1848. 2. Fidelia, b. Jan. 27, 1785; d. 
July 14, 1822. 3. Timothy, b. July 23, 1788. 4. James Qibbs, b. 
Oct. 10, 1789 ; d. Oct. 21, 1790. 6. James, b. July 20, 1791. 6. Bet- 
sey Paine, b. Mch. 29, 1792. 7. Abby Finney, b. Mch. 23, 1794. 
8. Nancy Church, b. Mch. 23, 1796. 9. Joseph Jackson, b. Apr. 10, 
1798; d. Mav9, 1799. 10. Henry De Wolf, b. Feb. 8, 1800; d. Mch. 
30, 1801. 11. Martha Gibbs, b. Mch. 10*, 1802. 

vi. Charlotte, b. Feb. 10, 1764; m. June 1, 1784, William, b. Dec. 19, 
1762, d. Apr. 19, 1829, son of Mark Anthony and Abigail (Potter) 
DeWolf of Bristol, R. I. ; d. Apr. 15, 1829, in Bristol. Children : 
1. Uenry, b. Mch. 21, 1785 ; d. Oct. 18, 1867. 2. William, b. Dec. 

8, 1788; d. Oct. 12, 1830. 3. Charlotte, b. June 17, 1793; d. Apr. 
22, 1885; unmarried. 4. Maria, b. Oct. 26, 1795; d. Dec. 16, 1890; 

m. Rogers. 6. Abigail, b. Apr. 18, lT98; d. Apr. 22, 1817; 

m. Davis. 

vil. Sarah, b. 1767 ; m. Nov. 15, 1789, Capt. Hezekiah, bapt. May 12, 1763, 
d. at sea, Sept. 15, 1795, son of Hezekiah and Ann Usher of Bris- 
tol, R. I. ; d. May 4, 1820, in Bristol. Children : 1. Ann Frances, 
bapt. May 24, 1795. 2. George Fenno, bapt. May 24, 1795; m. 
his cousin Abby French. 3. Hezekiah, bapt. May 24, 1796; d. 
Feb. 5, 1796. 

vlii. Thomas Gibbs, b. 1768 ; d. at sea, Oct. 4, 1787. 

ix. George, b. 1770; d. at sea. May 9, 1792; unmarried. 

X. Susanna, bapt. July, 1772: m. June 23, 1811, Capt. Oliver, b. In 
1775, d. probably Jan. 8, 1814, son of Richard and Mary Fitch of 
I^orwich, Conn. ; d. Jan. 8, 1848, in Bristol. 

xi. Ann (or Nancy), b. Sept. 19, 1773; d. Dec. 17, 1839; unmarried. 

xii. Elizabeth, bapt. June 18, 1780. 

xiil. Ruth Thurston, bapt. Oct. 9, 1781 ; m. June 16, 1811, Elkanah, b. 
1782, d. Sept. 22, 1866, son of Elkanah French; d. Feb. 4, 1868. 
Children: 1. Emily F{inney, probably). 2. Abby Finney, m. her 
cousin George F. Usher. 3. A child, b. Nov., d. Dec. 25, 1818. 

xiv. Abigail (?), b. 1776, d. Oct. 16, 1796, in Bristol. 

15. Jeremiah* Finney (Jeremiah,^ Jeremiahy^ John}), bom Mch. 1 9, 1 732- 

3, in Bristol, married first, Deborah , born in 1740, died Nov. 

9, 1791 ; and married secoud, Apr. 14, 1792, Mary, born in 1747, died 
Sept. 20, 182 1, daughter of Samuel Coy. He was a shipmaster. In 
the Revolutionary War he served as private, in 1778, in Col. Xathan 
Miller's regiment, of Rhode Island. (See MSS. in the State House, 
Providence, Vol. IV, p. 48.) He died July 17, 1807, in Bristol. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Thomas,* b. 1758; d. Mch. 8, 1760. 
29. ii. LouiNO, b. 1761. 

iil. Elizabeth, b. 1763; m. Feb. 26, 1803, Isaac Lafayette, son of 

Richard and Lydia Newton of Wrentham, Mass. 
Iv. Deborah, b. 1766; m. Dec. 22, 1785, Lucius liliodcs. 
V. Rebecca, b. 1768 ; m. Nov. 10, 1785, Capt. Jesse, son of Ichabod 

and Sylvia Davis of Freetown, Mass., who d. before 1843; d. 

Jane 2, 1843. Cliildren : 1. Polly, b. June 7, 1786. 2. Lucindat 

b. Mch. 23, 1790. 3. Anthony, b. Oct. 9, 1794. 4. David, b. July 

9, 1798; d. Jan, 27, 1830. 5. Amanda, b. May 6, 1802. 6. John 
Jeremiah Finney, b. Dec. 4, 1808; d. Sept.l6, i841. 

vl. Mary, b. 1770; m. Apr. 24, 1788, Capt. Parlier, b. Apr. 26, 1766, d. 
Feb. 26, 1839, in Providence, R. I., son of Ezekiel and Hannah (Par- 
ker) Clark of Rochester, Mass. ; d. Mch. 28, 1835, in Providence, 
R. I. Children : 1. Henry Finney, b. Jan. 1, 1790 ; m. Sept. 20, 1816, 

1906.] Heeords of the Church in Vernon^ Conn. 73 

Alice, dan. of Edward and Alice (Dexter) Taylor; d. June 20, 
1820, in Indiana. Issue. 2. George Gibbs, b. Oct. 1792; m. (1) 
Mch. 30, 1818, Anne Eliza Wescott; m. (2) Nov. 4, 1833, Mary 
Dring Bolles; d. Oct. 31, 1869; issue. 3. Mary^ b. Feb., d. July 25, 
80. vll. John, bapt. Sept. 26, 1773. 

vill. jEREBflAU, b. 1774; d. Jan. 1, 1799. 

Ix. Hannah, b. 1776; m. Not. 6, 1795, EUsha, b. Apr. 26, 1766, d. Nov. 
21, 1822, son of Peter and Abigail (Briggs) Carpenter of Norton, 
Mass. ; d. June 30, 1806, in Warren, R. I. Children : 1. Mary, b. 

Mch. 24, 1798; m. White. 2. Louisa, b. Nov. 28, 1799; m. 


[To be concladed.] 



Communicated by Miss Mart Kingsbuut Talcott, of Hartford, Conn. 

From the manuscnpt copy owned by the Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames. 

[Continued fh>m Vol. 59, page 416.] 

Anno Dom* 1808. 
Jan^ 22. An infant child of Sam^ Lyman. 
Jan^ 30. The 2*"* infant child of Samuel Lyman 
Feb^ 9. The 3** infant child of Sam* Lyman.— 16. An infant chOd of 

Aaron Eaton. — 25. Daniel Skinner aged 80 years. 
May 23. Efther Talcott aged. 

June 24. A daughter of Isaac King aged about 3 years. 
Sep* 2. The wife of Roger Loomis aged 74. — 29. Rofanna M*^Lean 

aged 19. 
Oct^ 1. Reuben Smith, son of Eben' Hunt aged 3 years. 
NoT^ 3. Afahel Root, aged 82 years & 6 mouths. 

Anno Dom* 1809. 
Jan^ 13. Horace Grant, son of Warham Grant, aged 1 y" 9 «»oti».— 25. A 

child of Ezekiel Olcott Ju^ aged 2 years. 
May 18. An infant child of Ashur Isham. 

June 24. An infant child of Alpheus Chapman. — 29. John Dart, aged 87. 
July 20. John Sparks, aged 77. 
Aug* 22. Cap* Ezekiel Olcott aged 74. 
Nov*" 25. The wife of Franois Grant aged — 
Decern^' 11. An infant child of Alex'*' McLean.— 20. Edward son of 

Brent Paine aged 5. months. 

Anno Dom* 1810. 
Jan^ 8. An infant child of Eben*^ Kellogg Jun*^. 
March 28. Asahel Webster aged 71. 
June 3. Elijah Tucker aged 73. 
Aug* 15. John Worburton aged 38. 
JSep* 3. The wife of Dea" Benj" Talcott, aged 80. 

ADom* 1811. 
Feb^ 4. An infant child of Eben' Kellogg Jn^ — 21. Stepben Johns, 
aged 31 years. 

74 Records of the Church in Vernon^ Conn. [Jan. 

March 2. Widow Mary King, reUct of Dea° S. King »g* 91.— 5. The 

wife of Josiah Jones, aged 30 years. — 24. A child of Reuben Sage Jn' 

aged about 18 mon^*". — 30. Roxy, the wife of Francis McLean, aged 

31. years. 
Apriel 13. Deaoon Benjamin Taloott, aged 86 years. 
May 1 6. The wife of Jonathan Chapman aged 75. 
June 3. A child of Thaddeus Fitch aged about 24 y". — 19. The widow 

Wyles, aged 87 years. 
July 18. A son of Elijah Paine, aged about 2^ y**^". 
Aug* 9. Joseph Hyde, aged 69. years. 
Oct' 2. James Tudor, son of Dea° Sam* Talcott aged about 2 months. — 

9. Patience 2** wife of Joseph Loomis, aged 35. y". — 27. John Pain, 

aged 71. 
Nov^' 17. Milo Landfear in y® 3^ year of his age. A child who lived 

with Cap' Roberts. 
Decem^"^ 16. Twin infant children of Ruff el King. 

Anno Dom* 1812. 
Apriel 1. Elisabeth, wife of Phinehas Chapman, ag** 60. 
May 2. A son of Elijah Lee, aged about 4 months. 
May 10. p:benezer Kellogg J' Efq"^ aged 47 years 6m. 19 ^^\— 26. Roger 

Dart Doct*" aged 54 years. 
July 14. Anna, daughter of Roswel Smith aged 10 y" 
Aug* 25. Betsey Rogers, daughter of Leonard Rogers aged 27. 
Oct' 8. The second wife of Reuben Skinner, ag** 
Nov^ 2. A child of Levi Dart Ju' aged about 2 weeks.: — 8. An infant 

child of Alderman. — 29. A tw^*^ infant child of Erastus Hunt. 

Decern. 5. The other twin iufant child of Erastus Hunt. 

ADom» 1813. 
Jan^ 20. Harriet an infant child of Darius Hunt. 
March 22. Eunice daughter of Brento° Paine aged about 8 months. — 

28. An infant child of Ralph Eaton. 
Apriel 3. Brento" Paine, in the 36*** year of his age. — 4. Sophia Sage, 

daught(;r of Reube" Sage, aged 25. — 5. Jerusha, wife of Darius Hunt, 

aged 36. 
Aprcil 10"* Elijah Paine, aged 38 years. 
May 26. Deacon Samuel Talcott, aged 56. 
July 10. An iufant child of Eli Hammond. 
Aug* 10. Olive, the wife of Eli Hammond, aged 42 years. 
Ocf 4. A chil<l of Solomon Carpenter aged about 2 years. — 18. A child 

of Daniol M' Kinney aged about 2 y". 
Decem'^'^ 11). Jonathan Chapman, aged 84 years. 

ADom* 1814. 

Fel>y A child of Westons. 

Apriel 2. Anna, second wife of Frimcis Grant, ag** 27. 

July 3. Anna, wife of John Walker, aged 60. — 5. The wife of Cap* 
Alex***- M' Kinney, aged 69 y" 11 "»«"*»". 

Aug* 9. Betty wife of Alexander McLean, aged 41. — 10. Reuben Sage, 
very suddenly, aged 66. — 11. Jonathan Smith, aged 92. — 12. A child 
of Chester Fitch, aged 8 months. — 15. A daughter of Joshua Pearl Jn' 
age<l 3 years. — 24. Allice, The wife of Oliver Dart aged 22 yi* 

Sep* 30. *A child of John Cady, aged 16 months. 

1906.] Records of the Church in Vernon^ Conn. 75 

Oct' 1. Martin Kellogg, aged 22 years & 11 mon"**. — 6. The widow 
Wilson, aged 53 years. — 11. A little Girl of John Cady, aged about 3 
years. — 29. Jabez Cheesebrough, aged 58. 

Anno Domi 1815. 

Feb^ 21. A female child of Erastus Hunt, aged about ten months. 

March 5. Susannah, 2^ wife of Elijah King aged 64. — 15. Dayid Dor- 
chester aged about 40. 

June 8. A child of Oliver Dart, aged 2 years & 10 mos 

Sept' 5. David Smith aged near 87. — 17. Eunice [Smith] relict of Da- 
yid Smith, aged 80. 

Nov^ 7. Mary wife of Elijah Skinner Jun' aged 42. — 20. Julius Skin- 
ner, aged 29. 

Anno Domini, 1816. 

Jan^ 20. Orinda, daughter of Daniel Kellogg, in the 20*** year of her age. 
— 24. Chloe, the wife of CoP Oliver King, aged 65 years. 

Feb. 20. Betsey the wife of Peter Dobson, aged 24. 

March 6. James Thrall, aged 70 years. 

March 18. Ruth Cone, daughter of Daniel Cone, ag** 33.— 25. The wife 
of Ebenezer Bevins aged 52. 

Apriel 16. Thaddeus Fitch, aged 54. 

July 1. Seth Baker, aged 83. 

Aug' 11. An iufant child of Fredirack Walker. 

Oct' 23. James Cady, son of Amos Cady, ag^ 23. 

Anno Dom* 1817. 

Jan^ 27. Joshua Pearl Ju', aged 38. 

Feb^ 11. Roger Loomis, aged 84. — 13. Lemuel King Ju' aged 20 years. 
— 27. Widow Rebecca Dorchester, aged 84. 

March 15. Lydia, wife of Cap' C. Roberts, aged 61. 

June 10. Widow Kezia AUis, aged 86.— 15. Sally, the wife of Elam 
Tuttle, ag** 45. — 18. A child of Isaac Brunson, ag^ about 2 years. — 
20. The wife of Henry White, aged 57. — 25. The wife of Ozias 
Grant, aged 77. 

July 17. Electa, wife of Elisha Grant, aged 36. — Widow Hannah Loomis 

June 10*** A child of Lyman Ransom aged 6 Days. 

Sept. 3. Rev'* Ebenezer Kellogg aged 80 years. — 4. Lora child of 
Erastus McKinney aged 2 years. 

Oct, 11. Elisha child of David Jackson aged 15 months. — 29. Anna, 
Daughter of Jacob Talcott aged 19 years. 

Anno Domini 1818. 

Jan^ 9"» Thomas Johns aged 72 years.— 29. Sally child of Justus Tal- 
cott Ju' age 11 months. 

March 11^ Capt Oliver Hunt, aged 55 years. — 21"* An infant daughter 
of Jemerson Cheesebrough aged two days. 

April 16"^ Abigail wife of Daniel Braman, belonged at E. Hampton 
Mi488, aged 74. 

May 3'** Isabella Columbus Thompson aged 15, daughter of . — 

ll*** Deborah wife of Joshua Pearl aged 63. 

July 6"» Oliver King Esqr. aged 70.-28*^ Rachel Hunt (suddenly) 
aged 53. 

Sept. 5"* Nancy wife of John A. Hall aged 41. 

VOL. LX. 6 

76 Heeords of the Church in Vernon^ Conn. [Jan. 

Oct^ 8^ Doct Lester Fuller aged 24, Buried in Hampton, his native 

AD. 1819. 

Jan^ 8"* An infant child of Joel King. 

Feb. 6*** Widow Fitch aged 85.— A child of Joel Robbins aged 3 

March 13^ Thomas Chapman aged 68. — 25^ Alexander McEinney 

aged 81. — An infant child of Anson Rogers. 
May — . Mary Baker aged 76. — 22°** Bellows Newton aged 16. 
July 2. Harriet H. daughter of Ashur Huntington aged two years. — 

24. Eunice, daughter of Warren McKinney aged two years. — 

27^ An infant daughter of David Jackson aged 16 months. 
Sept. 17**^ Tide, (Negro) aged. — 17. Lorana Grant aged 37. 
Oct 18^ Child of A^ur Huntington aged 14 mouths. 
Dec. 29^ Leander, infant son of Obadiah K. Smith, aet — weeks. 


April 1. Widow Rebecca Chapman aged 69. 

May 3^ William Cone infant son of John Abbot aged — . 

June 1 2**" Ruth daughter of [John] Alderman, aged 5 years. — 21** Han- 
nah Goodrich aged Supposed Age 100. 

July 1 1'** Calista, child of Asa Cone aged 2 years. — 20*** Jared Parker 
son of Eliphalet Parker aged 9 years. — 24*** An infant child of Erastns 

Oct. — . Plannah wife of Benjamin Talcott, Aged. 

Nov. 2"** Daniel Root aged. — 5*** Pamela wife of £phraim Tucker aged 

Dec. 17"» Polly wife of Gordon Smith aged 34. 


Jan' 30. Ezekiel Olcott, Aged 44 years. 

March Daughter of Erastus McCollum Aged 15 months. 

April An infant child of Eliphalet Bingham. — 23. Olive Talcott daugh- 
ter of Jacob Talcott, Aet. 13 years. 

June 1** Wareham Grant Aet 56 years. — 8. Abijah Johns Jun. Aet. 33 

July 16. Abigail Daniels Aet. 80 years. 

October 4"* Mary Coming Aet. 61 years. 


Jany 3*^ Abijah Johns Aet. 80 years. — 9"* Percy Hammond Aet. 49 
years, wife of Eli Hammond. 

Feb. 11"* Cyrenius Edwin son of John Lucas, 1 year. 

March 3^** Ruth King aged 55 years. — Child of David Jackson aged — . 

April 5^** Everline Daughter of Ansel House asced 11 years. — 7"* Clar- 
rissa Daughter of Ralph Eaton 1 year. 

May 1** Rachel Talcott Relict of M' Caleb Talcott aged 79 years.— 
18"» Abigail Hyde Relict of Mr Joseph Hyde aged 77 years.— 29**» Jo- 
hanna McLean Relict of Cap^ Alexander McL^n aged 75 years. 

June 8*** Caleb Merrick Aged 55 years. — M' Roswell Smith aged 53 
years. — Infant child of M^ John Clark. 

July 18"* Jimeson Chesebrough Aged 42 years. — 28*** Ebenezer Nash 
Esq. aged 52 years. 

August 7"* Samuel Root Aged 71 years. 

1906.] Secards of the Church in Vernon^ Conn. 77 

Sept 9*^ Oliye Abbot Relict of Col. Joseph Abbot Aged 84 years. 

Oct 22^ Frederick Walker aged 31 years, 

Nov. 6"» Fila Thrall Daughter of M^ Joel Thrall aged 17 years.— 30» 

Cap^ Ozias Bissell aged about 92 years. 
Dec. 22^ Elisha Chesebrough aged 40 years. 

Jan 23^ Lucy Aorelia Daughter of HT' Phineas Chapman Ju' aged 2 

years. — 29^ Fanny Alderman Aged 22 years, Daughter of M' John 

Feb 16"> Sarah Talcott Relict of Dea° Samuel Talcott Aged 58 years. 
March 2^ George Chapman Aged 9 years Son of M' John Chapman. — 

31"^ Df Jonas Sparks aged 53 years. 
April 15*** Fanny Uacket about 18 years. 

May 8^ Reuben Skinner aged 72 years. — 22 Ozias Grant Aged 90 years. 
July 21. Nathan Corning aged 62 years. 
August 29. Child of Vamie Parkerson M about 14 Months. 
Sept. 4"* Daughter of Samuel Cooley from N. York aged about 2 years. — 

1 1. Child of Benj° I. Godfrey about — . 
Oct 1st Eldad Skinner Aged 54 years — 9. Royal Talcott Aged 26 years. 

— 22. Glarrissa Potter Aged 30 years, wife of Warterman Potter of 

Southbridge Mass, in Vernon on a yisit.^- 26. Phineas Chapman Aged 

76 years. 
Not. 29. Sarah Welles aged 60 years, Wife of Thomas Welles. 

Feb 14^ Jeremiah Perrin aged about 59 years. 
March 31** Lydia Ladd aged 63 years. 
April 2^ Richard Harris Huntley ^t 78 years. 
May 12^ Hervey N. Cunningham Aged 22 years. 
June 29^ Sophia Amelia aged 4 years, Daughter of Reuben Sage. 

The Persons underwritten were Married p' me, Eben' Kelloog. 

AD 1762. 
Decern^ 9^ John Daniels <& Abigail King. 

AD 1763. 
April 23. Brenton Paine <& Hannah Hills. — item, Sam^ Blackmer <& Abigail 

AD 1764. 
June 25. Daniel Orf bom <& Hannah Ely. 
July 10. John Paine & Damaris Hills. 
Sept*^ 18. Reuben Searl <& Mercy Allis. 
Nov** 15. Elifha Crane & Lydia Owen. 
Decern** 13. Thomas Bifhop & Phebe Tucker. 

AD 1765. 
May 2. Mofes Thrall & Lucy Hills. 

AD 1766. 
May 28. Gideon King & Charity Tucker. 
Aug* 7. John Craw & Almy Hitchcock. 
Oc?' 1 6. Daniel Badger & Lucretia Johns. 
Not** 5. Ebeneser Baker & Sarah King. 

78 Records of the Church in Vernon^ Conn. [Jan. 

AD 17G7. 
Ap^ 2. Abial Holt & Eunice Marfhal. — 9. Simeon Lynn & Martha 

Brunfon.— 21. James Thrall & Mary Welch. 
May 6. Sam^ Hills <& Sufaiina Nafh. 
July 29. Fenn Johnlbu & Rebecca Bif hop. 

AD 1768. 
Ap^ 21. Elijah Brunfon & Abijail Wright. 
Nov*"' 17. Zadoc How & Rachel King. 
Decem^^ 22. Alexander McLean & Joanna Smith. 

AD 1769. 
Feb^ 1. John Hodge & Hannah A His. 
Aug* 17. Juftie Lomis & Sarah Hitchcock. 
Sep* 7. Edward Fame & Bette King 

AD 1770. 

July 12. Thomas Chapman & Rebecca Darte. 
Decem^' 20. David Dorchefter & Sufanna McLean. 

AD 177L 
Feb 14. Sherabiah Ballard & Sarah Emerfon. 
Ap^ 2. Lemmie Thrall & Lydia King. 

AD 1772. 
Jan' 23. John Hall & Eunice Dorchefter.— 30. Nath> Walker & Mary 

Octo' 15, Reuben King & Sufanna Millard. — 22. Cornelius Smith & 

Rhoda Jolms. 
Nov*''^ 12. James Nooney & Sarah King. 
Decem^' 17. Reuben Tucker & Martha Carrier. 

AD 1773. 
Ap^ 6, John Tucker & Miriam Smith. 
Aug* 12. Elihu Jones & Lydia Blifh. 
Novell. Reuben Skinner & Margeret M^ray.— 17. Daniel Reed & 

Sarah Brown, 
Decem^' 23. Stephen King & Elifabeth Darte. 

AD 1774. 
Apriel 21. Abel West & Hannah Chapman. 
Jiily 14. Ephraim Ladd & Lois Chapman. 
Sep* 1. Bai-zillai Little & BetUi Blifh. 

AD 1775. 
Aug' 3. Daniel Cone & Kezia Chapman. 
Sep* 21. David King & Eunice Darte. 
Decern^' 28. Gurdon Fowler & Mary Chapman. 

Anno Dom* 1776. 
July 4. Eleazer Piney & Eunice King. 

Nov**' 7. Timothy Benton & Mehiuble White.— 14. Theophilus Bawld- 
win & Elfe Morris. 

Anno Dom* 1777. 
March 6. Ezekiel Ladd & Sybel Lomis. 

1906.] Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn. 79 

AD 1778. 
Jan^ 8. Hngh Johns & Bettee Miller. 
March 5. Solomon Loomis & Mary Chapman. 
Apriel 2. Ephraim Webfter & Prudence Smith. — 27. Nathan Chapman 

& LoiB Ely. 
May 7. Hezekiah Loomis & Lydia Dorchefter. 
June 11. Eben' Walker and Sarah Allis. 

Anno Domini 1779. 
January 7'" David Crane and Jerufha Smith. — 21. Phinehas Jones & 

Olive Wentworth. — 25. Thomas Evans & Anna Reed. 
Nov. 11. Daniel Root & Lydia Whitnee. 

Anno Dom» 1780. 
Ye\/ 24. Charles King & Ruth Darte. 
May 4. David Ladd & Lucy Rogers. 
June 1. Rufus Safford & Mary Anders. 

Anno Dom* 1781. 
March 22. Solomon Gilman & Prifsilla Loomis. 
Aug' 16. Ifrael Strong & Mary Brunfon. 
Sep^ 12. Ebenezer D^rte and Dorcas Olcott. 

Feb. 18. Daniel Root & Mary Smith. 
March 21. Samuel King & Bettee Jones. 
June 6. Nathaniel Kingf bury & Sarah Dorchefler. — 13. Jofeph Loomis 

and Lois Pain. 
July 4. Isaac Brunfon and Rachel Reed. 

Anno Dom* 1783. 
Jan^ 9. Samuel Loomis and Jennet Walker. — 30. Jofeph Darte and 

Sybil Ladd. 
Feb. 6. Tbeophilus Grifwold & Elifabeth Talcott. 
May 1. John Walker & Anna King. 
Oct' 16. Phinehas Chapman & Elifabeth Johns. — 30. Daniel Carpenter 

& Hulda Leonard. 
Nov**' 26. Joiiah Whitney & Mary Loomis. 
Decem^ 11. Jonathan Skinner and Peggy Simons. 

Jan^ 1. Elijah Loomis and Rachel Chapman. — 1. Benjamin Pickitt and 

Eft her Chapman. 
Mar^ 18. Hofea Brownfon and Anna Phelps. 
May 13. Aaron Farmer and Sarah Darte. 
June 24. Daniel Dorchefter and Sarah Keney. 
July 15. ^John Daniels & Efther Dike. 
Aug^ 3. John Stiles & Jemima Allis. 
Nov^ 25. Daniel Fitch and Anna M^Ray. 
Decern** 9. Jonathan Fowler and Sarah Peck. — 22. John Skinner, & 

Cleopatria Kilbourn. 

June 16. Juftus Talcott, & Sarah Johns. 
Nov** 21. Leverett Millard & Lydia Skinner. 
Decem** 21. Stephen Dorman & Roxana Grover. 

80 Records of the Church in Vernon^ Conn. [Jan. 

Ap^ 13. David Carpenter & Martha Brunlbn. 
May 25. Oliver Hunt, & Jemf ha Simons. 
June 14. Rofwell Loomis & Sarah Evens. 
July 6. Jabez Brownfon and Mirilla Phelps. 
Octob'^ 5. Jofeph Peck, and Anna Skinner. — 12. Elnathan Grant, & Roxy 

Fitch.— 19. Mofes Evens & Elifabeth Carpenter. 
Nov. 9. Jonathan Skinner <& Thankful Fitch.— 30. William Pain, & 
Lucy Darte. 


Jan^ 31. John Olcott & Patty Talcott 
Feb' 7. Salma Rider, and Abigail Root 
June 7. Reuben Reynold and Abigail Lord. 
Nov' 1. Jacob Strong & Elifabeth Loomis. 
Decern^ 27. Guftavus Eilboum & Bettee Skinner. 

Feb^ 13. Benjamin Plumley & Anna Fitch. — 18. Sylby Greer & Jane 

March 24. Alexander Ejnny J' <& Roxy Talcott 
May 29. Calvin M^'Ray, <& Elifabeth Kinney. 
Sep^ 9. Levi Darte, and Oren Smith. 
Nov. 27. Thaddeus Fitch <& Rebeckah Webfter. 
Decem 3. Samuel Howard and Rachel Talcott. 


April 2. RanfEord Webfter & Tryphena Yaun.— 9. John Church Hatch- 
ins & Lrena Chapman. 

June 4. Allen Brunfon, & Myrinda Kenny. 

July 2. Luke Loomis & Ruth Loomis. — 16. William Thrall & Orel 

Nov^ 26. Phinehas Talcott <& Hannah Kellogg. 

Decem 20. Dorman Drake, & Def ire Simons. 

ADom* 17^0. 
Oct' 7. John Tucker & Ruth Benjamin. 
Nov. 11. Rofwell Smith & Hannah Kmgf berry.— 21. Charles Welles & 

Pollv Hitchcock.— 23. Hab Wyles and Eunice Root 
Decem^ 16. Abial Grant to Elfe King. — item, Lemuel King to Jane 


Feb. 10. Solomon Queavy to Charity Simons. 
March 10. George Cafe to Bethfaida King. 
May 11. David Smith to Olive Talcott 
July 14. Charles Kibbe to Deborah Pain. 
Oct' 12. John Olcott to Betty Smith. 

A.D. 1792. 
Feb. 2. Thomas Morehouse to Eunice Pain. — 16. Rofwell Craw to 

Polly Strong. 
May 6. Doct' Elijah Fitch Reed to Hannah McLean. 
Sep^ 20. Reuben Carpenter to Miriam Darte. 
Octo' 11. Richard Ingerfol to Auzabah Darte. — 25. Conyerfe Fitch to 

Aruma Grant 

1906.] Cfenealoffies in Preparation. 81 

Anno Dom' 1793. 

Aug* 1. Joel Rockwell to Widow Lacy LadcL 

Oct' 3. Caleb Talcott to Lydia Baker.— 31. Fhinehas Groyer to LoTioe 

(To be oontiniiod.] 


This list is based upon returns made to the New England His- 
toric Genealogical Society by the various compilers. 

The families are printed in jcapitals, the progenitors in italics, and 
the compilers and dieir addresses in Roman. 

Abbott. — Gtcrge of Rowley^ Afau.y by Maj. L. A. Abbott, U. S. A., Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

AxDEN. — John of Duxburyy Mass.^ by Mrs. Harriet C. Fielding, 80 Wi- 
nans St., East Orange, N. J. ; by Mrs. Charles L. Alden, 75 Harvard 
St, Dorchester, Mass. ; and by Henry Shaw, 200 Bradstreet Ave., 
Beachmont, Mass. 

AxDKiOH. — George of Mmdony Mau.j by Marcus M. Aldrich, Box 114, 
Mendon, Mass. 

Allen. — Samuel of Windsor^ Oonn., Ethan of Vermont fame^ and fiftn 
other Alien lines, by Orrin P. Allen, Palmer, Mass. 

Allen. — Roger of New Haven, Conn,, by Greorge P. Allen, Box 84, North 
Woodbury, Conn., and Carlos P. Darling, Lawrenceville, Pa. 

Allen.— 7Vmo% of GrandvtU, K Z, by A. E. Allen, 2034 Jackson Blvd., 
Chicago, 111. 

Alvord. — Alexander of Northampton, Mass,, by Samuel Morgan Alvord, 
252 Ashley St., Hartford, Conn. 

Ames (see Eames). — William of Braintree, Mass,, by Azel Ames, M.D., 
24 Yale Ave., Wakefield, Mass. 

Andrews. — John of Wales, Maine, by C. L. Andrews, Augusta, Me. 

Andruss.— 7\'mo% of Newark, N, J, (f), by Geo. H. Andruss, 2437 War- 
ring St., Berkeley, Cal. 

Armstrong. — David of Delaware Co,, Ohio, by James R. Clark, Maunie, 

Arner. — Heinrich of Butler Co,, Pa,, by G. Louis Arner, Jefferson, Ohio. 

Abhlet. — Thomcu, John, Enoch, Elkanah, Elisha, Isaac, and William, of 
Poultneg, Vt,, by Burton J. Ashley, 6515 Normal Ave., Chicago, 111. 

AxTELL. — AU lines, by Cyrus R. Axtell, Grafton, Mass. 

Babcock. — Rev, William Smyth of Barrington, N, H,, by Mrs. Elisabeth 
Mathews-Richardson, Lock Box 113, Danielson, Conn. 

Bacon. — Michael of Dedham, Mass,, by Leon Brooks Bacon, 1131 Wil- 
liamson Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio; and William F. Bacon, Medford, 

Bailey. — Richard of Middletown or Haddam, Conn,, by T. O. Bailey, 
Station B, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Ba^vlilk,— Anthony of Nova Scotia (?), by Ellis B. Baker, 448 George St., 
New Haven, Conn. 

82 Genealogies in Preparation. [Jan. 

Bancroft. — Thomcu of Lynnfiddy Jtfcus.y by John M. Bancroft, Bloom- 
field, N. J. 

Barbour. — George of MedfieU Mcus., by Edmund Dana Barbour, 610 
Sears Bldg., Boston, Mass. 

Barbour. — John of Portland, Maine, by Mrs. Caroline T. Barbour, 49 Neal 
St, Portland,* Me. 

Bard. — Peter of Montpelier^ France, by William Nelson, Paterson, N. J. 

Bard WELL. — JRohert of Hatfield, Mass., by Arthur F. Bardwell, 37 Wood- 
side Terrace, Springfield, Mass. 

Barker. — Ephraim of Pomfret, Conn., by James C. Parshall, 209 Tall- 
man St, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Barnes. — Thoma$ of Middhtown, Conn., by Trescott C. Barnes, Pleasant 
Valley, Conn. 

Barns. — Dea. Benjamin of Branford, Conn., by Byron Barnes Horton, 
Sheffield, Penn. 

Barrett. — Thomojs of Chelmsford, Mass., by Joseph Hartwell Barrett, 
Loveland, Ohio; and Harold L. Barrett, 649 Centre St., Jamaica 
Plain, Mass. 

Barron. — Ellis of Watertown, Mass., by John B. Brainerd, M.D., 18 Hun- 
tington Ave., Boston, Mass. 

Barton.— WiUiam of Hibemia, N. J., by William E. Barton, 228 North 
Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, HI. 

Basye. — AU lines, by I. Walter Basye, Bowling Green, Pike Co., Mo. 

Bates. — Jacob of Dudley, Mass., by Wilford J. Litchfield, Southbridge, 

Baxter. — Baxters of America, by Rey. Anson Titus, 10 Raymond Ave., 
Somerville, Mass. 

Beach. — John of Connecticut, by Fred H. Beach, Dover, N. J. 

Beach. — Noah of Hanover, N. J., by W. Beach Plume, 16 Hawthorne 
St, Orange, N. J. 

Beam AN. — Gamaliel of Dorchester, Mass., by Emily B. Wooden, 29 St. 
.Clair St, Rochester, N. Y. 

Beane. — Lewis of York, Maine, by Charles A. Beane, 213 Commercial 
St, Portland, Me. 

Beckwith. — Matthew of Lyme, Conn., by A. C. Beckwith, Elkhom, Wis., 
and Edward Seymour Beckwith, Elkhom, Wis. 

Beebe. — John of Broughton, England, by Wm. A. Eardley, 466 State St, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Beecher. — Isaac of New Haven, Conn., by Mrs. A. H. McGraw, 456 
Russell Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. 

Beedk. — Eli of Kingston, N. H, by George F. Beede, Fremont, N. H. 

Bell. — Alexander of London, England, by Alexander Graham Bell, 1381 
Connecticut Ave., Washington, D. C. 

Bennett. — Arthur of Newmarket, N. H, by Mary Bennett Morse, 24 Park 
St., Haverhill, Mass. 

Bennett. — Samuel of Providence, R. I., by Robert R. Bennett, 1717 T 
St, N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Betts. — Azor of Annapolis Co., N. S., by L. N. and Mrs. J. G. Nichols, 
Snyder Hill, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Billing. — Roger of Quincy, Mass., by C. Billings, BiUingsbridge, Onta- 
rio, Canada. 

Bishop. — John of Guilford, Conn., Thomas of Ipswich, Mass., and Jamee 
of New Haven, Conn., by William Whitney Cone, Brandsville, Mo., 
and George A. Root, Topeka, Kas. 

1906.] Oenealogies in Preparation. 83 

BissELL. — Benjamin of Hebron, Conn., by F. Clarence Bissell, Box 309, 

Willimantic, Conn. 
Blake. — John of Middletown, Conn., by George M. Blake, 403 East State 

St, Rockford, 111. 
Blanchard. — EUtnchards of America^ by Mrs. Louise (Blanchard) Be- 

thune, 215 Franklin St, Buffalo, N. Y. 
Blossom. — Thomas of Plymouihy Mass., by Edwin Stockin, Watertown, 

Bond. — Nicholas of Hampton, N. H, by Arthur Thomas Bond, 16 Central 

St, Boston, Mass. 
BoRST. — Martinet, by Greorge Thurston Waterman, Albany, N. Y. 
BoswoRTH. — Edward of England^ by Mrs. Mary BosworUi Clarke, 143 

Napier Place, Richmond Hill, N. Y. 
Bourne. — Richard of Lynn, Mass., by Henry Herbert Smythe, Falmouth, 

Bowers. — George of ScitvuUe, Mass,, by Dwight E. Bowers, Box 595, 

New Haven, Conn. 
Bowles. — John of Roxhury, Mass., Thomas of Maryland, and others of 

Virginia, by Thomas M. Farquhar, S. W. Cor. 19th and Ellsworth 

Sts., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Bowman. — Nathaniel of Cambridge, Mass., by John Elliot Bowman, 79 

Elm St, Quincy, Mass. 
Bracken. — WiUiam of Newcastle Co., Delaware, by Dr. H. M. Bracken, 

1010 Fourth St, S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 
Brackett. — Samuel of Berwick, Maine, by Charles A. Beane, Portland, Me. 
Bradlet. — Daniel of Essex Co., Mass., by Mrs. Edward McClure Peters, 

11 West 8th St, N. Y. City. 
'Bb.ajjx ERD.^ Daniel of Haddam, Conn., by Lucy A. Brainard, 4 Atwood 

St, Hartford, Conn. 
Bray. — Aaron of Newburyport, Mass., by Smith Adams, Milltown, Me. 
Breckenridge. — Alexander of Augusta Co., Va., by Wm. C. and Mrs. 

James M. Breckenridge, 12th and Spruce Sts., St Louis, Mo. 
Brett. — WiUiam of Bridgewater, Mass., by Mrs. Lucy G. Belcher Goode- 

now, 212 Riverbank Court, Cambridge, Mass. 
Brewster. — William of Plymouth, Mass., by Mrs. Lucy Hall Greenlaw, 

Sudbury, Mass ; and Miss Emma C. Brewster Jones, 4146 Floral 

Ave., Norwood, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Bristol. — Henry of New Haven, Conn., by Mrs. R. D. Bristol, 307 West 

98th St., N. Y. City. 
Brown. — Francis, Joseph, and Samuel, by Smith Adams, Milltown, Me. 
Buckland. — WiUiam of East Hartford, Conn., by Frank Gardner, 119 

South 4th St, Sunbury, Pa. 
Bucknam. — WiUiam of Maiden, Mass., by "W. F. Bucknam, Ayer, Mass. 
Bull. — WiUiam of Hamptonburgh, N T., by Stevenson H. Walsh, 411 

Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pa. 
BuRLEY, or Burleigh. — Giles of Ipswich, Mass., by Charles Burleigh, 

M.D., Maiden, Mass. 
BuRLiNOAME. — Roger of Providence, R. L, by Mary Stevens Ghastin, 

2297 North Hermitage Ave., Chicago, 111. 
Burton. — John of Salem, Mass., by Mrs. William Roome, Butler, N. J. 
Burton. — Samuel of Middletoum, Conn., by George L. Burton, 87 Church 

St, New Haven, Conn. 
Butler.— Z/. John of Framingham, Mass., by Albert N. Butler, 43 King 

St, Ashtabula, Ohio. 

84 Oenealogies in Preparation. [Jan. 

Butler. — Richard of Hartford, Conn,, by Mrs. Laura Butler Taylor, 2935 
Bismarck Ave., Louisville, Ky. 

BuTTERFiELD. — Benjamin of Chkmsfordy Afats^ by A. A. Butterfield, 
Jacksonville, Vt. 

Btrne. — Daniel of Jones' Greek, DeUxware, by Dr. Wm. A. Macy, Kings 
Park, Long Island, N. Y. 

Cadle. — Henry of Gloucestershire, England, by Henry Cadle, Bethany^ 

Cadt.— Nicholas of Groton, Mass,, by Orrin P. Allen, Palmer, Mass. 

Capen. — Bernard of Dorchester, Mass., by Walter Nelson Capen, 17 Bat- 
tery Place, N. Y. City. ' 

Care w. — TTiomas of Braintree and Boston, Mass., by James Sheldon, 69 
Wall St , N. Y. City. 

Carney.— Jfarifc, by Sydney H. Carney, Jr., M.D., 14 West 130th St., 
N. Y. City. 

Carter. — Bev. Thomas of Wobum, Mass,, by Prof. Howard Williston 
Carter, Norfolk, Conn. 

Cart. — Jeremiah of Winstead, Conn., by Mrs. James W. Cary, 22 Maga- 
zine St, Cambridge, Mass. 

Cart. — John of Bridgewater, Mass., by Dr. Murray Edward Poole, Ith- 
aca, N. Y. ; and Mrs. Lucy 6. Belcher Goodenow, 212 Riverbank 
Court, Cambridge, Mass.— All lints in U. S. prior to 1800, by Dr. Erastus E. Case, 902 Main 
St., Hartford, Conn. 

Case. — John ofSimshury, Conn., by Willard E. Case, Auburn, N. Y. ; and 
C. V. Case, Lock Box 883, Ashtabula, Ohio. 

Castor. — John George of Oxford Township, Phila. Co., Pa., by Rev. Wil- 
liam Reese Scott, Christ Church Rectory, Media, near Phila., Pa. ; 
and Richard A. Martin, 145 West 82 St., N. Y. City. 

Cate. — James of Portsmouth, N. H, by M. Ray Sanborn, Yale University 
Library, New Haven, Conn. 

Cauffman. — Isaac, by Harry Shelmire Hopper, 400 Chestnut St., Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

Chace (see Chase).— ^o/rfer of East Claridon, Ohio, by C. V. Case, Lock 
Box 883, Ashtabula, Ohio. 

Chamberlain. — Edmund of Woodstock, Conn., by Geo. W. Chamberlain, 
1 Summer St., Weymouth, Mass. Also at work on the following : 
Henrg of Hull, Mass. ; Jacob of Bevere, Mass. ; John of Bloomsburg, 
Pa. ; Richard of SvMury, Mass. ; Bobert of Concord, Penn. ; Thomas 
of Chelmsford, Mass.; Thomas of Maryland; William of Billericoj 
Mass.; William of St. Peter's Parish, Va. 

Chandler. — Boger of Concord, Mass., by Charles H. Chandler, Ripon, 

Chapman. — Bobert, Jr., of Saybrook, Conn., by Rev. William Durant, Sa- 
ratoga Springs, N. Y. 

Chase (see Chace). — William of Yarmouth, Mass., by William A. Earde- 
ley, 466 State St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Chatfield. — George of KiUingworthi Conn^ by Edward C. Chatfield, 618 
Fulton St., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Chitterbuck. — Of Berkeley and King Stanley, Gloucestershire, England^ 
by W. P. W. Phillimore, 124 Chancery Lane, London, W. C, Eng- 

Clark. — Mjah of Genier Village^ Ohio, by James R. Clark, Maunie, HI. 

1906.] OenecUogies in Preparation. 85 

Clark.— AurAord of ExeUr, N. K^ by Guy Scoby Rix, Concord, N. H. 

Clatpoolb. — Nwion of Kent Oo.^ Delaware^ by Edward A. Claypool, 309 
Bash Temple, Chicago, III. 

Clement. — Jan of Schmectady^ or New Utrecht^ or Hatbushy N. T.y by 
Lewis H. Clement, 2461 Glenwood Ave., Toledo, Ohio. 

CoBB.'—Bavid of Boston, Mass., by Rev. Edward Porter Little, 310 N. 6th 
St., Hannibal, Mo. 

Cobb,— John of Taunton, Mass,, or Barrington, E. Z, by Mrs. Mary L. 
Alden, Troy, N. Y. 

Coffee.— /amet of Gloueesler Co., N. J., by Harry Shelmire Hopper, 400 
Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Cogoeshall. — All lines, by Thelwell Coggeshall, Girard College, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

CoLBT. — Zaccheus of Ameshury, Mass., by Mrs. Florence Danforth Stamp , 
Adams Basin, Monroe Co., N. Y. 

Cole. — James of Plymouth, Mass., by Ernest B. Gole, 1922 Broadway, 
Lidianapolis, Ind. 

Coles.— iJoiert of Warwick, R. L (?), by H. R. R. Coles, 30 Broad St., 
N. Y. City. 

CoLESWORTHT. — Gilbert of Boston, Mass., by Wm. G. Colesworthy, 66 
Comhill, Boston, Mass. 

Collins. — TiUinghast of Philadelphia, Pa.^ and WilKam of Gloucester, 
N. J, by Harry Shelmire Hopper, 400 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

CoLYKR.'-^Jsdwardof Groton, Conn., by Frederic L. Colver, 143 Fifth Ave., 
N. Y. 

CoMSTOCK.— iSSomW of Providence, R. L, by G. S. Comstock, Mechanics- 
burg, Pa. 

CoNGDON. — Benjamin of Kings Town, R. I., by G. E. Congdon, Water- 
man, 111. 

CoNT. — Nathaniel of Stoughton(f), Mass., by Mrs. Lucy G. Belcher Goode- 
now, 212 Riverbank Court, Cambridge, Mass. 

Cook.— Peter of Philadelphia, Pa., by Allen M. Cook, 96 Boush St., Nor- 
folk, Va. ; and Albert Cook Myers, Keniiett Square, Chester Co., Pa. 

Coombs. — Allister of New Meadow, Brunswick, Me.; Anthony of Rochester, 
Mass. ; John of BeUingham, Mass. ; Jonathan of East Woodstock, Vt. ; 
William of Warren, Mass. ; Moses Newell of Newark, N J. ; Hiram 
M. of Thetford, Vt. ; Jonathan of Isleshoro\ Me, ; also families in Vir* 
ginia and Kentucky, by Rev. Chas. N. Sinnett, Box 205, Edmore, 
N. D. 

CosGROVE. — William of Hanover township, Morris Co., N. J., by L. N. 
and Mrs. J. G. Nichols, Snyder Hill, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Cotton.— fFiT/toiw of Portsmouth, N. H, by Frank E. Cotton, 48 Glen 
Sl, Maiden, Mass. 

CowEN.— /oAn of Scituate, Mass., by Wilford J. Litchfield, Southbridge, 

CBKVL.—John of Hampton Falls, N. H., by John G. Cram, 105 Charles St, 
Boston, Mass. 

Cbonkhite.— /fejiry of Litchfield, Mich., by Mrs. W. L. Proctor, 14 Caro- 
line St., Ogdensburg, N. Y. 

Cboxall. — Richard of Maryland, by Mrs. Morris L. Croxall, 1346 Prince- 
ton St., N. W., Washington, D. C 

CuDWORTH. — James of England, by Wilford J. Litchfield, Southbridge, 

86 Genealogies in Preparation. [Jan. 

CusHiNG. — Matthew of Hingham^ Mass,^ by Henry Kirke Cashing, 786 

Prospect St., Cleyeland, Ohio ; and James S. Gushing, 68 St Matthew 

St, Montreal, Canada. 
Dam. — John of Dover ^ N. H,^ by Albert H. Lamson, Elkins, N. H. 
Damon. — John of Scituaiey Mass.,, by Wilford J. Litchfield, Southbridge, 

Darling. — Dennis of Mendon, Mass., by Carlos P. Darling, Lawrence- 

ville, Tioga Co., Pa. 
Davis. — Dolor of Barnstable, Mass., by Henry Herbert Smythe, Falmouth, 

Dawson. — Robert of Connecticut, by Mary Stevens Ghastin, 2297 North 

Hermitage Ave., Chicago, 111. 
Day. — Anthony of Gloucester, Mass., by Fred N. Day, Aubumdale, Mass. 
Day.— Robert of Hartford, Conn., by Wilson M. Day, 268 Huron St, 

Cleyeland, Ohio ; and Carlos P. Darling, Lawrenceville, Tioga Co., Pa. 
Dean.— J// lines, by William Abbatt, 281 Fourth Ave., N. Y. 
Dearborn. — Godfrey of Hampton, N. H., by Charles L. Dearborn, Mus- 
kegon, Mich. 
DeMill, or DeMilt. — Anthony of New York City, by Wm. A. Eardeley, 

466 State St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Denton. — Of Yorkshire, England, by Eugene F. McPike, 1 Park Row 

Room 606, Chicago, 111. 
Dewet. — All families of Westfield, Mass., by Louis M. Dewey, 279 Elm 

St., Westfield, Mass. 
Dexter. — Thomas of Boston, Mass., by William A. Warden, Worcester, 

Mass. ; and Robert L. Dexter, E. Mattapoisett, Mass. 
Dillawat. — AU lines, before 1800, by Henry Ernest Woods, 18 Somerset 

St, Boston, Mass. 
DiMMOCK. — Thomas of Barnstable, Mass., by George Dimmock, Spring- 
field, Mass. ; and Henry Herbert Smythe, Falmouth, Mass. 
Doane.— ,/b^n of Eastham, Mass., by Alfred A. Doane, 131 I St., So. 

Boston, Mass. 
DoTT. — Edward of Plymouth, Mass., by Carlos P. Darling, Lawrenceville, 

Tioga Co., Pa. 
Dow. — Henry of Hampton, N. H., by Herbert W. Dow, 186 Congress St., 

Boston, Mass. 
DowNE. — Downes of America, by H. Watson Downe, 55 Liberty St, N. Y. 

Downes. — Thomas of Dover, N. H., by William E. D. Downes, 71 Pearl 

St., Boston, Mass.* 
Drake. — John of Windsor, Conn., by Louis Stoughton Drake, Auburn- 
dale, Mass. 
DuMONT.— Wallerand of Kingston, N. Y, by Eugene F. McPike, 1 Park 

Row, Room 606, Chiacgo, 111. 
Dung AN. — Thomas of Cold Spring, Bucks Co., Pa., by Warren S. Dun- 

gan, Chariton, Iowa. 
DuNOAN. — William of London, England, by Howard O. Folker, Room 515, 

Reading Terminal, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Dunham. — Dea. John of Plymouth, Mass., by Prof. Isaac W. Dunham, 347 

Summit Ave., Schenectady, N. Y. 
Dunn. — Hugh of Piscataway, N. J., by Oliver B. Leonard, 915 Madison 

Ave., Plainfield, N. J. 
Dunning. — Andrew of Brunswick, Maine, by Rev. Everett S. Stackpole, 

Bradford, Mass. 

1906.] Oenealogies in Preparation. 87 

DuRANT. — George of Mlddletown^ Conn., and John of Cambridge, Mass,, by 

Rev. William Durant, Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 
DuRPEE.— 7%oma* of Portsmouth, E. I, by Wm. F. Reed, 915 F St, 

N. E., Washington, D. C. 
Durham.— «^An of PerrgviUe, Ky,^ by Joseph Pinckney Durham, 1131 

West 30th St., Indianapolis, Ind. 
DuTTON. — John, by William Tracy Eustis, 19 Pearl St., Boston, Mass. 
Dter. — William of Dorchester, Mass., by Mrs. Edward McClure Peters, 

11 West 8th St., N. Y. City. 
Dter.— William of Truro, Mass., by Isaac W. Dyer, 36 Exchange St., 

Portland, Maine. 
Eames (see Ames) . — Robert of Boxford and Andover, Mass,, by S. P. 

Sharpies, 26 Broad St., Boston, Mass. 
Eames. — TTiomas of Dedham, Robert of Wobum, and Robert of Boxford^ 

Mass,, by Lacia Eames Blount, The Oaks, Georgetown Heights, 

Washington, D. C. 
Eajill. — Daniel of Marcellus (now Skaneaieles), Onondaga Co. N. T., by 

Edward A. Claypool, 309 Bush Temple, Chicago, lU. 
Eastman. — All lines, by Guy Scoby Rix, Concord, N. H. 
Eaton.— ^// lines, by Rev. A. W. H. Eaton, 20 East Fiftieth St, N, Y. 

Eddy.— ^oMan of PitUfield, Vt., by Byron Barnes Horton, Sheffield, Pa. 
Egoleston. — Bagot of Windsor, Conn,, by W. E. Hagans, Elmhurst, 111. 
Eliot. — John of Roxbury, Mass., by Miss Mary C. Eliot, Clinton, Conn. 
Elliot. — Ebenezer of Newton, Mass., by John Elliot Bowman, 79 Elm 

St., Quincy, Mass. 
Ellis.— /oAn of Dedham, Mass., by Walter Fred Ellis, 1025 Fidelity Bldg., 

Buffalo, N. Y. 
Emerson. — Michael of Haverhill, Mass,, by Charles Burleigh, M.D., Mal- 

dej), Mass. 
EcsTis. — William, by William Tracy Eustis, 19 Pearl St., Boston, Mass. 
Fairchild. — Thomas of Stratford, Conn., by G. W. Fairchild, Oneonta, 

N. Y. 
Fancher. — William of Harlem, Delaware Co,, Ohio, by James R. Clark, 

Maunie, 111. 
Fancher, Fansher, Fanshier. — All lines in America, by Winfield Scott 

Potter, 305 North Front St, Columbus, Ohio. 
Farrixgton. — Edmund of Lynn, Mass., by B. A. Leonard, De Pere, Wis. 
Fellows. — William of Ipswich, Mass,, by G. M. Fellows, 208 West River 

St., Hyde Park, Mass. 
Fernald (see Firnald). — Dr, Renald of Portsmouth, N, H, by Prof. 

Henry Torsey Fernald, Amherst, Mass. ; and Henry W. Fernald, 

M. O. Division, Post Olfice, Boston, Mass. 
Ferris. — Samuel of Groton, Mass,, by Dr. Wm. Austin Macy, Kings Park, 

Long Island, N. Y. 
Ferry. — Charles of Springfield, Mass., by Aaron Ferry Randall, 350 Tre- 

mont Bldg., Boston, Mass. 
Fetter. — Jacob of Carlisle, Pa,, by Harry Shelmire Hopper, 400 Chest- 
nut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Finnemore. — John of Wicklow, Ireland, by W. P. W. Phillimore, 124 

Chancery Lane, London, England. 
Firnald (see Fernald). — Jonathan Poor of Farmington, N, H,,hy Charles 

Augustus Fernald, 1483 Washington St., Boston, Mass. 

88 €fenealogits in Preparation* [Jan# 

F18H. — Nathan, bj Henry Herbert Smytbe, Falmontb, Mass. 

Fisher. — Samuel of Londonderry, N. K, by William P. Fisber, Andoyer, 

Fitz-Alan.— TFo&er of Scotland, by Geo. Wasbingtoo Stuart, Box 364, 

Ayer, Mass. 
Flanders.^ All lines, by Fred W. Lamb, 452 Merrimack St, Mancbes^ 

ter, N. H. 
Flower. — Tamrodk of Hartford, Conn,, by Mrs. M. A. Smitb, 688 N. 

Park Ave., Chicago, 111. 
Fogg. — Samuel of Hampton, N, H, by Mrs. Adna James Foggy 601 Tre^ 

mont Bldg., Boston, Mass. 
FoLWELL. — Nathan of Mansfield township, Burlington Co^ N J,, by Roe 

Reisinger, Franklin, Penn. 
Ford. — Andrew of Hingham, Mass., by Miss Caroline Ford Lowery, 1604 

South Grand Ave., St Louis, Mo. 
FosKETT. — AU lines, by Fred W. Lamb, 452 Merrimack St. Manchester, 

N. H. 
Fountain. — Aaron of Conn., and Anthony ofStaten Island, N. 71, by Wm. 

A. Eardeley, 466 State St, Brooklyn, N. Y, 
French. — Joseph of Adams Basin, Monroe Co,, N T., by Mrs. Florence 

Dauforth Stamp, Adams Basin, N. Y. 
French. — William of Billerica, Mass., by Miss Elizabeth French, 108 West 

45th St, N. Y. City ; and J. M. French, M.D., Milford, Mass. 
Fuller. — Robert of Salem and Rehohoth, Mass., by Newton Fuller, 16 

Jay St, New London, Conn. 
Fuller. — Edward of Plymouth, Mass., Dr. Samuel, and Capt. MattheWy. 

by Homer W. Brainard, 88 Kenyon St, Hartford, Conn. 
Fuller. — Lt. Thomas of Dedham, Mass., by Francis H. Fuller, 18 Som- 
erset St., Boston, Mass. 
FuLLERTON. — John of Boston, Mass., by Dr. Murray Edward Poole, Ithaca, 

FuRBusH, or Furbish. — William of Kittery, Me., by F. B. Furbish, 25 

Church St, Cambridge, Mass. 
Gaines. — Henry, Thomas, and Samuel of Lynn, Mass., by N. S. Hopkins, 

Williamsville, N. Y. 
Gallup. — John of Boston, Mass., and New London, Conn., by Mary 

Stevens Ghastin, 2297 North Hermitage Ave., Chicago, 111. 
Gardner. — John of Newark, N. J., by Frank Gardner, 119 South St, 

Sunbury, Pa. 
Gates.— ^cp^en, by Guy Scoby Rix, Concord, N. H. 
Gaylord. — Isaac Thomas of Stowe, Ohio, by T. O. Bailey^ Cleveland, Ohio. 
Gerritson. — Wolphert of Albany, N. T., by Marcus N. Horton, 88 Emox 

Ave., Bloomfield, N. J. 
Gibson. — John of Virginia, by Collins B. Gibson, Box f 44, Chicago^ HI- 
GiFFORD.— William of Sandwich, Mass., by Harry E. Giffofd, 80 N. War 

ter St, New Bedford, Mass. ; and Henry Herbert Smythe, Faknooth, 

Goodale, or Goodelle. — Robert of Salem, Mass., by Lucy Hall Greei>- 

law, Sudbury, Mass, ; and Rev. Isaac Goodell, 53 Stage St, Haver- 
hill, Mass. 
Goodspeed. — Roger of Barnstable, Mass., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Box 

1 1 22, Madison, Wis. 
GooDwiLL.-^Thomas, by William Tracy Eustis, 19 Pearl St., BontOD, 


1906.] Proceedings of the N. JS. Hist. Gen. Society. 89 

GoOKiN. — Arnold 0/ Co, KerU^ England^ by Frederick William Gookin, 20' 
Walton Place, Chicago, III. 

Gore. — John of Roxhwry, Mass,^ by Theodore W. Gore, Auburndale, Masa. 

Gould. — Thomas of Salem, Mass., by Guy Scoby Rix, Concord, N. H. 

GowDY. — All lines, by Clarence E. Peirce, Box 981, Springfield, Mass. 

Go WING. — Robert of Lynnfieldy Mass., by Robert H. Gowing, Wilmington^ 

Graves. — Samuel of Lynn, Mass,, Thomca of Charlestown, Mass,, John of 
Concord^ Mass,,, George of Hartford, Conn,, Thomas of James City Co,j 
Va., William of Dover, N, H,, by John C. Graves, Lancaster, N. Y. 

Greenlaw. — AH lines, by William Prescott Greenlaw, 18 Somerset St., 
Boston, Mass. 

Gridley. — Thomas of Hartford, Conn., by Eleanor Gridley, Orland, HI. 

Griggs. — Thomas of Roxbury, Mass,, by John W. Saxe, 16 State St, Bos* 
ton, Mass. 

Grosvenor. — John of Roxbury, Mass,, by Mrs. H. M. Crissey, 1425 Massa- 
chusetts Ave., Washington, D. C. 

Guenon, Genung, etc. — Jean of Fluking, L, L, by Mrs. Josephine Ge- 
nung Nichols, Snyder Hill, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Guest. — Henry of New Brunswick, N, J, by Eugene F. McPike, 1 Park 
Row, Chicago, 111. 

[To be continaed.] 



B7 Gbo. a. Gordon, A.M., Recording Secretary. 

Boston, Massachusetts, 4 October, 1905. The New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society held a stated meeting this afternoon at half -past two o'clock, in 
Marshall P. Wilder hall, 18 Somerset street, the President, Hon. James Phiuney 
Baxter, in the chair. 

Charles Cowley, LL.D., of Lowell, being introdnced, read a paper on Boston 
in the Civil yVar, 1860-66, from a Xaval Vieto-Foint, which exhibited exten- 
sive research and the presentation of historical events not hitherto subjects of 
remark. It was a careful narration of deep interest to the audience, and was 
received with applause. After the reading, it was voted that Mr. Cowley be 
thanked for his effort, and a copy be requested for the archives of the Society. 

The executive officers, severally, presented reports, which were received, 
read, accepted, and ordered on file. 

Five new resident members and one corresponding member were elected. 

The deaths of the late Treasurer, Benjamin Barstow Torrey,and Hon. James 
Madison Barker, LL.D., were announced, and committees appointed to prepare 
minutes expressive of the respect of the Society for their memory. 

The Treasurer was empowered to release a mortgage on certain Kansas prop- 
erty, and to receive the legacy left to the Society by the late Robert Charles 
Wlnthrop, Jr., A.M., of Boston. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

1 November. A stated meeting was held to-day at the usual time and place, 
with the President in the chair. Under suspension of the rules, It was voted 
to proceed immediately to the election of a Nominating Committee, and tellers 
were appointed and the polls opened. 

The operation of the rules being resumed, the chair introduced William Car- 
ver Bates, of Newton, who delivered, ex tempore, an address upon Personal EZ' 
periences in Confederate Prisons, 1861-2, to the acceptance of an interested 
audience. A vote of thanks was tendered the speaker. 

90 Proceedings of the ^. JS. Hint. Gen. Society. [Jan« 

On motion, it was 

Voted, That the Njw Enj^land Historic Genealogical Society desires to ex- 
press its approval of tlie woriw iieretofore accomplished by the Boston Ceme- 
tery Department in publishing illustrated histories of certain of the more 
ancient burying-grounds of Boston ; and, also, desires to express the hope that 
the Department will continue its work, until the histories of all such burying- 
places shall have been published. 

The polls were closed, the vote canvassed and report made, which was read, 
accepted, and ordered on file. The chair then proclaimed the election of William 
Sumner Appleton of Boston, William Carver Bates of Newton, George Madison 
Bodge of West Roxbury, David Henry Brown of Medford, and Albert Alonzo 
Folsom of Brookline, as the Nominating Committee for 1905. 

The executive reports were then made, and ordered on file. 

William Carver Bates, of the committee to submit a minute in memoriam 
Benjamin Barstow Torrey, of Hanover, deceased, presented the following trib- 
ute, which was received, read, accepted, and ordered on file and to be spread upon 
the record of this meeting, viz : 

Whereas, Death has removed from us one who was for many years a Arm 
friend, an active member, and a trusted officer of this Society, 

Tkerefore, We, the members of the New England Historic Genealogical So- 
ciety, do hereby place upon record our deep sense of loss by the death of our 
associate, Benjamin Barstow Torrey, and our thankful remembrance and sin- 
cere appreciation of his work while with us. 

Born of sturdy New England stock, he Inherited those qualities of mind and 
heart which such an ancestry often transmits to its descendants. Beginning an 
active life at an early age, he remained a lifetime in the service of a great cor- 
poration and for nearly forty years was its trusted and faithful treasurer, serv- 
ing it with ability and discretion, adding during ten years of that service the 
duties of the treasurership of a kindred corporation. Elected treasurer of this 
Society in 1871, succeeding the late William Blanchard Towne, he brought to 
its lesser duties those traits of integrity and honesty of purpose which charac- 
terized his life in broader lields ; and for thirty-three years, a longer service 
than has been borne by any other treasurer of the Society, he was an efficient 
adviser and conservator in liuancial matters. As a member of the Council, his 
genial temper, good>fellowship, and sound judgment gave him the respect and 
friendship of his associates. 

John Noble, LL.D., of Boston, of the committee to submit a minute in me- 
moriam James Madison Barker, of Pittsfield, deceased, presented the following 
tribute, which was received, read, accepted, and ordered on file and to be spread 
upon the record of this meeting, viz : 

James Madison Barker died in Boston the third day of October, 1905. 

The New England Historic Genealogical Society places on record its sense of 
the great loss it has sustained in the death of a most honored and valued mem- 
ber. It records its recognition of a public career distinguished and remarkable 
in many fields of service and action. 

He has been a legislator of broad and liberal views, of absolute independ- 
ence, and of wisdom and foresight. He was a man of affinirs, of sound judg- 
ment, sagacity and business capacity, proved in the many offices of trust and 
honor held by him through his life. A loyal son of Williams College, he was 
for many years a member of its Board of Trustees. 

He was most widely known, perhaps, through his judicial service,— for nine 
years on the Bench of the Superior Court, under the appointment of Governor 
Long, in 1882, and on the Bench of the Supreme Judicial Court, under the ap- 
pointment of Governor Russell, from June 18th, 1891, till the time of his death. 
He had, in a high degree, the essential qualities of a judge,— wide and accurate 
knowledge of existing law, legal learning and a grip of legal principles, — the 
legal instinct, acute perception, unusual power of analysis, the faculty of 
sifting and weighing evidence, the sure grasp of the controlling elements of 
a case, paiustakiug industry, scrupulous concientiousness, patience, dignified 
courtesy, and the aim to do exact justice always and evei7where. 

As a citizen he was public spirited, alive to the highest duties of citizenship, 
and ready to do his full share therein. He was a man of fine culture and intel- 
lectual endowment, of great charm of manner and bearing, a lover of outdoor 
life with a keen enjoyment of all its manly sports, genial and cordial, a most 
attractive and welcome companion. He was a loyal friend, full of broad and 
tender sympathies, of generous kindness, hearty feeling, always faithful and 

1906.] Notts and Queries. 91 

troe. He was a man in all the relations of life, of absolute integrity, of the 
highest sense of honor, and of stainless character. 

Twenty new members were elected. 

The pro|>osed amendments to the By-laws, as reported by a committee at the 
special meeting in May, were given consideration and passage, viz : 

That article 1, chapter II, of the By-Laws, be amended so that line numbered 
seven in the present edition shall read : — A majority of votes shall elect, bnt ten 
affirmative votes shall be required. 

That article 1, chapter III, of the By-Laws, be amended so that the fourteenth 
line of the present edition shall read :— Ten members shall constitute a quorum 
for the election of members, and twenty members for all other purposes. 

No further business being presented, the meeting dissolved. 


Odell.— William Odell, the founder of an American family of that name, is 
traced as early as 1639 at Concord, Mass., where his children James (died 1641) 
and Rebecca were born. He may have been the brother of Ursula Wodell (also 
written Odle), who married Christopher Woolly (WoUle) at Concord In 1646. 

William Odell died at Fairfield, Conn., in 1676; his will proved there June 

6th of that year mentions, among others, his sons William and John Odell and 

daughter Rebecca Moorehouse, and disposes of lands in Concord and Fairfield. 

William Odeirs English ancestry seems likely to be ascertained from the 

following interesting clue : 

Cranfleld, Bedfordshire, England, is a small parish about eight miles from 
the village of Odell In the same county. The Cranfleld Church Register re- 
cords nearly seventy entries of Odell baptisms, marriages and burials, between 
the years 1602 and 1625, the name being variously written Wodell, Odell, Odle, 
Woddell, Woddle, etc. (See Register, vol. 46, pages 7-8.) Among these en- 
tries are the following : — 

1602, Feb. 24, William, son of William Wodell of Warleyend, baptized. 
1615. July 22, William Odle of Worley, buried. 

Perhaps this is the record of the baptism of William Odell who came to New 
England, and of the burial of his father. 

The name *' Warleyend" is doubtless that of a hamlet about one mile from 
Cranfleld, which appears on an old map of Bedfordshire as *< Wallerd or Wall 

In Cranfleld Parish there was, in 1632, a district, or possibly an estate, known 
as '' Virginia." Now it is a very signiflcant and suggestive fact, as disclosed 
by the local New England records, that at Concord, Mass., the original road, 
cut through the woods by the first settlers, has been called since 1650 "the 
Virginia Road," and the district through which it runs, ** Virginy." It is also 
a fact that, at Concord, the plain just at the end of Virginia was described as 
•* Cranetleld" in the Town Records as early as 1648, and has so continued to be 
described almost to the present day. It would certainly seem that these 
names, " Virginia" and " Cranefleld," were given by the early settlers of Con- 
C9rd in memory of their English home. 

It should also be borne in mind that the first minister of Concord, the Rev. 
Peter Bulkeley, who came to New England in 1635, was from Odell Parish, 
Bedfordshire, where he had been rector for many years. 

What has been related herein seems to furnish a good foundation for further 
research. Rufus Kino. 

YonkerSf New York, 

Washington.— The following extract from a letter of the Rev. R. T. Love, 
M.A., Rector of Purlelgh, Maldon, co. Essex, England, to the Editor, will Ije 
of interest in connection with Mr. Waters's gleanings concerning the Wash- 
ington family. The •' printed circulars "refer to a plan for restoring the tower 
VOL. LX. 7 

92 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

of Parleigh Church, an appeal in behalf of which will be found elsewhere in 
this issue. 

" I enclose some printed circulars showing the object which I have in view — 
viz., a memorial to the connection between George Washington and Purleigh, 
as the last link with the old country. The American flag will be hung out 
every year on his birthday when the tower is repaired. 

We have found the entry of Lawrence Washington's burial at Maldon. In 
the Dr. Plume's Library at that place, which is situated on the site of the old 
church of St. Peter's, may be seen a certified copy of the Parish Registers. 
The entry is as follows— amongst the burials : 

* M' La\^rence Washington 21 January 1653.* 

Now this date fits in with Mr. Waters's theory, which necessitates the death 
of the father before 1G55, when John Washington was of age and proved a 

In a letter to * The Times/ immediately before our Mansion House meeting, 
it was said that there was no proof of the marriage of the rector of Purleigh. 
But as I find that he resigned his fellowship at Brasenose 1632-3, about the 
same time as that in which he became rector of Purleigh, there appears a very 
strong prima facie evidence of his marriage. A man does not resign £2-300 a 
year, the value of a fellowship, when he has no private means, except on com- 
pulsion. Mr. Lawrence Washington had little or no private means (his debt 
at Oxford is in evidence), and the only compulsion which could be applied to 
him to compel his resignation would be a marriage. Fellows did not (until the 
late new regulation) resign their fellowships on becoming beneficed clergymen, 
unless the benefice was a college living. Fellowships were held on life tenure, 
whether the fellows did work for it or not. But when they married, they lost 
their fellowships. It is stated that Lawrence Washington lost his fellowship 
1632-3, therefore he married. He then received at about the same time the 
living of Purleigh on presentation of Mrs. Jane Horsmanden, widow; not a 
college living. 

These two items — his burial at Maldon, and the fact that his marriage only 
would necessitate his resignation of his fellowship — I have not seen noted." 

RoBY.— In the Public Library at Wayland, Mass., in a Journal of Dr. Eben- 
ezer Roby during a visit to England and Holland in 1726, is the following 
genealogical record from a Roby family Bible which is briefly mentioned by 
Savage (vol. 3, page 648;. 

Dr. Roby was born in Boston, Mass., 20 Sept., 1701, graduated at Harvard 
College in 1719, settled in Sudbury, Mass., in 1725, and died in Sudbury, 4 Sept., 

Castle Dunnington is in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. 

**A Memorandum of the Defcent of Father Roby's Family from y® Year 
1586 — as it was^taken out of Uncle Thomas Roby's Bible — at Castle Duning- 
ton, viz. 

Mary Coxon Daughter of John Coxon of Caf tie Dunington was born y« 20^ 
of April 1586 — wo was the Owner of the Bible. 

Thomas Roby Marryed Mary Coxon September 29**^ 1606, had Ifsue viz. 

Robert Roby born y« 11 July 1607. had Ifsue Tho»: & Frances. 

Mary Roby Born y« 4<'^ May 1610 Maryed to M"^ I. Burroughs. 

Thom : Roby bom 27 Sep* 1611. had Ifsue Tho" : W". & Mary. 

John Roby born 12 May 1613 Ifsue Henry & 3 Daughters. One Maryed M' 
Sherwin, y« other. Walker. 

Henry Roby born 12 Feby 1618. w« went & lived in NEng*. 

Edward Roby born 16 Sep* 1620. had a Liberal Education & died a Bachellr 

Sam* Roby born 12 Feb^ 1628 went to New England. 

Befides the s* Mary Coxon, had by y® S<* Tho" Roby 8 other Children, dying 
very Young — 

Thom" Roby our Grandfather was bom Sep*. 27"» 1611. and Maryed the 26 of 
Auguft To llellin Cherebough had Ifsue viz— 

Mary Roby bom the 3^ July 1641. Maryed to W° Riddiard of Bakewel, 
Derby fs. 

Thom». Roby born 22<* Septemb' : 1645— was Maryed y« 8 Octob' 1676— To Ann 
Abbott Daughter of Luke Abbott of Hemington had Ifsue viz. 

1906.] JN'otes and Queries. 93 

Thorn*. Roby Born Octob : 81. 1677. Ifsue 2 Sons & 4 Daughters 

Wm« Roby Born July 26, 1680 Ifsue a Daughter it Died Jan^ 18. 1681. 

Another Son bom & Died March 11, 1688. 

Ann Roby bom Decern : 1* 1686. Maryed to y« Uev^ W W™ Walton y* Dlf- 
sentlng Mlnlfter of Donlngton. Ifisae 8 Sons & $ Daughters Living. 

William Roby my honour<^. Father— bom 26 April 1648— Went into NEng- 
land Maryed Eliz*. Greenough Daughter of William & Elizabeth Greenough. 
IXsne 15 Children. 7 of Whom are Living, viz 4 Sons & 3 Daughters." 

AUCB L. Westgate. 

Thateb. — The following Inscription from a gravestone in the Hancock 
Cemetery at Qulncy, Mass., seems to have been omitted by Mr. William S. 
Pattee in his ** History of Old Bralntree and Quincy," 1878 : 

YEARS I DEC* AUGUST Y« \ 27 1696. 

(Footstone) R T Edw. H. Whobf. 

Bostofif Mass, 

[This is the Richard,' mentioned in my communication to the Rroister (^ante^ 
vol. 37, page 84) in 1883, after visiting Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England, 
who appears in the registers of St. Mary's Church in that town as '* Richard 
Tayer, baptized 10 February 1624 [6].*' 

His father, Richard^ Tayer (Thayer), who came to New England in 1641 with 
eight children — Richard, Sarah, Jael, Deborah, Zachariah, Hester, Nathaniel, 
and Cornelius— and settled at Bralntree, Mass., was baptized at Thornbury, 6 
April, 1601, and married there, 6 April, 1624, Dorothy Mortimore, who was 
boried at Thornbury, 17 January, 1640[1], and was the mother of his children 
above named. 

There has been much confusion as to the dates of death of the various 
Richard Thayers. Richarid^ the emigrant was dead before 20th 2d mo. 1668, 
as shown In a deed (Suffolk Co. Deeds, V, 446) of his son Richard,' who died 
27 August, 1696, and whose gravestone record Mr. Whorf has copied. 

Richard' (Richard,* Richard*) died 4 December, 1706 (Bralntree records); 
and his wife Rebecca (Mlcall) died 28 January, 1782, aged 73 years 8 days 

Richard* Thayer (Richard,' Richard,* Richard*) died In 1774 (will probated 
27 May, 1774, Suffolk Co.). 

Richard,* son of Cornelius' and Abigail (Hayden), died 11 September, 1729, 
in his 33d year (gravestone) . 

Abstracts from the church registers of Thornbury, Gloucestershire, relating 
to the Tayer (Thayer) family, to be communicated by Mr. Faxon and Mr. Whorf, 
will appear soon In the Register. Editor.] 

Blachley {anUy vol. 58, page 367).— The date of the deed of Thomas 
Blachley to William Maltby was 16 April, 1673, not 1668. William Maltby was 
bora about 1646. (See •* Maltby-Morehouse Family," page 7.) D. L, M. 

New Haven t Conn, 

A Correction. — In the Register, vol. 28, page 282, in tracing John Cham- 
berlain the Roxbury church sexton of 1669, there mentioned, I find that line 
fifteen, commencing with : '* It had a bell in 1668," etc., refers to the Rev. John 
Eliot's church In Roxbury. The First Church at Newton was not organized 
until 1664. The quotations In this paragraph are published in Ellis's History 
of Roxbury (1848), pages 23-24, and were taken originally from the town 
records of Roxbury, and without doubt refer to the First Church of Roxbury. 

We}fmouthy Mass, Geo. W. Chamberlain. 

The Deane Family {ante, vol. 8, page 386).— The will of Isaac' Dean 
(t/oAn*), of Taunton, names sons Nathaniel and Jonathan, and daughters Alice 
King, Abigail Terrey, Hannah Hodges, Mehetabel Dean, Abiah Dean, and De- 
borah Dean (Bristol Co. Probate, vol. 2, p. 281); and in a deed, dated 1726, 
of *' Hannah Dean Widow Relict of Isaac Dean late of Taunton" and the 
*' heirs," the heirs were John King and Alice King his wife of Taunton, Thomas 
Terrey and Abigail Terrey his wife of Freetown, Nathaniel Hodges and Hannah 

94 Notes and Queries, [Jan. 

Hodges his wife, William Stone and Mehitable Stone his wife of Norton, Ben- 
jamin Hodges and Abiah Hodges his wife, and Deborah Dean of Tannton 
(Bristol Co. Deeds, vol. 21, p. 176). • • • 

Sanford.— The following data is copied from the family Bible of Mr. Ell- 
wood T. Sanford and the Dartmouth Records : 

George Sanford bom 22 2°<^ mo. 1736 \ married 5 18. 1763 

Rachel Gifford bom 26 10"» mo. 1744 / 

Issue : 

Gideon bom 16 6. 1763; deceased 19 10. 1787 aged 24. 4. 2 

Feleg bom 10. 1. 1766 ; deceased 9 6 "»> 1804 aged 88. 5 

Alice born 21- 3 1771 

Caleb born 26. 12. 1780; deceased March 26. 1834 aged 64. 3 

Alice Ricketson died 26 2"<^ mo. 1826 aged 64. 11 & 6 days 

Charles F. Ricketson died 1847 aged 86 

George Sanford son of William Sanford Jr. & Rebeckah bom 1736-6. 
62 Buckingham St*, Cambridge, Mass. Grace Williamson Edks. 

Stimpson-Frothingham.— The article on the Stimpson family, ante, vol. 69, 
p. 248, errs in giving the date Dec. 26, 1776, as the date on the gravestone at Wo- 
bum of the death of Thomas Frothingham of Charlestown. The inscription 
reads : Jan. 1, 1776. (Woburn Epitaphs, p. 48.) Wyman's Charlestown, p. 392, 
says of Thomas Frothingham : " d. Dec. 26, 1776 (g. s. at Wobum has 1776) *•; 
but the lack of sufficient words to complete the sense is a common fault of the 
style of literary composition adopted by Wyman in his monumental work. The 
latter part of the sentence would have been correct had it read: ** (g. s. at 
Woburu has Jan, 1, 1776)." 

On the other hand, the extract from Wyman's letter of Oct. 18, 1873, printed 
as a note to the epitaph of Thomas Frothingham, Woburn Epitaphs, p. 48, is 
full of errors when compared with Wyman's Charlestown, pp. 391, 392. 

Wobum, Mass. William R. Cutter. 

Heraldry in New England.— The following extracts from a letter of 
Joseph L. Chester to William H. Whltmore, dated London, Mch. 19, 1864, seem 
worth preserving : 

** Of course I do not mean to say that no early New England families were 
entitled to bear arms, for we all know better, but I do mean to assert that the 
proportion was very small. I rather take pride In my position that the greatest 
majority of the early settlers were of the hardy yeomanry of England, rather 
than from a socially higher class." ••♦*»* The use of amis Is the very 
weakest of all evidence. I find them now on the old tombstones where It Is 
certain that the Individual burled had not the slightest claim to them. The 
very tombstones themselves are questionable evidence." Editor. 

MussKY.— In my investigations of this family — also spelled Mussall, Mussell, 
Mudgett, Mussy, Muzzey, Muzzye — I have failed to discover any records earlier 
than those of the brothers Abraham and John who took the oath of allegiance, 
26 March 1634, to pass to New England In the John and Mary. Of Abraham 
nothing further is known. John settled at Ipswich, Mass., In 1634, as did a 
Robert, who perhaps was a brother, and both had grants of land that year. 
Robert was made freeman in 1664. There was a Thomas at Cape Porpoise, 
Me., in 1663. 

John, who was born about 1610, moved to Salisbury, Mass., in 1640, married 

Lydla of Cape Porpoise, who was living in 1690, and was the progenitor 

of the Portland, Me., branch of the family. 

Robert, who married Bridget Bradstreet, also went to Salisbury, thence to 
Fulling Point and Maiden, Mass. He bought land In Cambridge, that part ad- 
joining Lexington, Mass., and was the progenitor of the Lexington branch of 
the family. A type-written list of his descendants, collated by me. Is deposited 
with the Lexington Historical Society. Wm. Tracy Eustis. 

Brookline, Mass. 

1906.] UTotes and Queries. 95 


SAin>EB8, Taylor. — On page 881 of vol. 5 of Mlddletown, Conn., Land Rec- 
ords* is entered a document, of which the following is an abstract : 

**To all Christon peple: know ye that I that haue passed by the name: of 
Willam Sandrs now in Sonth-hamton am Taken to be Joseph Tayler formerly 
of Sonth-hamton and hane declard that I am Joseph Tayler. and Chalend she 
that Now is the Wife of Samuel Biglow. to be my former Wife, and the estate 
that said Bigelow. Liens on to be mine ; " 

He then quit claims to Bigelow all interest in the property for £10 conside- 

" In Witnees : and sett to my hand and sell this thord day of June in south 
limmton in year of our Lord 1780 — 

Ephraim: White ) Willam his Sanders 

Ephraim Hildreth V O [moZ] 

Dauid Roose J Josep mark taler 

June : 10"» 1780— 

Ephraim Hildreth & Dauid Roose did apear before Me one of his Maiesties 
Justices of the peace, and did make oath that the Witin instrument was the 
Bcubscribers f re and yolantary act and Deed- 
Test Daniel Sayre Just—" 

" a True Record of the origenal Deed July : 6 : 1781 
Test. Joseph Rockwell Regist'*' 

On the Town Records of Southampton, L. I.« are entered the births, from 
February, 1722-8, to January, 1788-4, of five children of Samuel Bigelow: 
Abigail, Timothy, Mary, Isaac, and Samuel. 

In April, 1728, Samuel Bigelow, ship carpenter of Southampton, L. I., bought 
land in that part of Middletown, Conn., now the town of Chatham. 

In July, 1735, he made further purchases, and in September, 1786, had be- 
come a resident of Middletown. He made his will Oct. 14, 1748, which was 
probated eleven months later. In It he mentioi^ his wife Mehetabie, his five 
children, and ** Elizabeth Spencer my Wlfes Daughter." 

The Middletown records show the marriage of John Spencer and Elizabeth 
Taylor, November 4, 1741. She died January, 1807, aged 90. 

When and where was she bom, and is there anything further known regard- 
ing her father, Joseph Taylor alias William Sanders? 

Middletown t Conn, Frank Farnsworth Starr. 

HtTNTER. — Correspondence is solicited with descendants of the following : 

William Hunter (son of Robert and Sarah), born in Coirain, Mass., 1748; 
married Mary Anderson, at New Braintree, Mass., 1775; died in Brookfleld, 
Mass. , 1803 or '4. 

Andrew Hunter (son of Robert and Sarah), bom 1759 ; married first, Dorothy 
Howe, in 1782; married second, Mrs. Hannah Eelley ; died in Oakham, Mass., 

Sarah Hunter (daughter of Robert and Sarah), married Joseph Johnson, 
at New Braintree, Mass., 1768. 

Robert Hunter, Jr., lived in New Braintree, Mass., between 1771 and 1782, 
and believed to have removed to Windham Co., Vt., where he was living in 

Amos Hunter (son of William and Mary), bom in New Braintree, Mass., 
1781 ; married Hannah Lincoln of Oakham, Mass., 1810; died In Oakham, 1849. 

Ira Hunter (son of William and Mary), bom In Brookfield, Mass., 1790. 

Eli Hunter (son of William and Mary). 

Luther Hunter (son of Andrew and Dorothy), born in North Brookfleld, 
Mass., 1789; married Betsey Lincoln of Oakham, Mass., 1813; died in Oakham, 

Lucy Hunter, who married Dr. Cheeny Potter, May, 1806, both of Brook- 

Sarah Hunter of New Braintree, Mass., who married John Potter 2d, of 
Brookfleld, Jan., 1808. 

And the following Hunters (children of Amos and Hannah) , all born in Oak- 
ham, Mass. : Daniel T., bom 1811; LevlL., born 1818; Ira, born 1814; Maryan, 
bora 1816; Amos H., bom 1818; Louise L., born 1820; George E., bom 1823; 
Martha L. , bom 1826. Qeoroe Hunter. 

Elgin, m. 

96 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

Adams-Alexander. — Capt. Stephen Adams, born 1792, son of William 
Adams of Henniker, N. H., married Abi, bom 1791, danghter of Jonas Alexan- 
der of Henniker. Their first child, William, was bom in 1810. When and 
where did their marriage take place? « « « 

Adams.— Who were the parents of Abigail Adams, probably of Boston, who 
married, May 12, 1775, Enoch James of Boston and Hingham, and died Apr. 3, 
1783? She was a sister of Dorcas Adams, who married Benjamin Silsbee of Sa- 
lem, and who, dying yonng, left two children to be brought np by their uncle 
Enoch James. It is said that Abigail Adams was twice married before her mar- 
riage to Enoch James, first to Darracut, and second to — Hart. 

Abigail Adams was bom abont 1755. 

Eaton.— Who were the parents of Anna Eaton who married John Bntler of 
Connecticnt, probably soon after the Revolntion? 

CoRLis. — Who were the parents of George Corlis of Providence, born Dec, 
26, 1717, who married Mrs. Waitstlll (Rhodes) Brown, and died Jane 16, 1790? 
He was a sea captain, and said to have been from Cape Cod. 

51 Haller Buildingy SeaUle, Wash. Walter B. Beaus. 

Cook.— What was the ancestry of Josiah Cook, who with wife Hannah joined 
the church in Middle Haddam, Ct., Oct. 4, 1741, having children Elizabeth, Josiah, 
Elijah, and Joshua baptized at the same time, and whose children, born subse- 
quently, were Moses, Mercy, Hannah, Bhoda, and Eichard, the latter bora Mch, 
17, 1753? F. J. Cooke. 

22 5h West Kennedy St., Syracuse, N, Y. 

Gilbert.— Ancestry wanted of Moses Gilbert, who died in Brandon, Vt., in 
1808, aged 81. Also, name and ancestry of his wife. Was she Mehitabel 

Bethiah, wife of Abraham Gilbert (son of above Moses), died Nov. 25, 1830. 
Farther information is desired concerning her. 

Univ. of Chicago Library, Chicago, III. Clarence Almon Torret. 

Street.— Emery's ** Ministry of Taunton, Mass.," vol. 1, page 157, says that 
Rev. Nicholas Street, the early minister there, married a sister of Elizabeth 
Pole, the foundress of the place. Waters's '• Gleanings," vol. 2, pp. 925-7, 
gives the wills of Elizabeth Pole's father and grandfather, and notes the 
names of her sisters and their husbands, bat the name Street does not appear. 
Can any one prove Emery's statement? Murray E. Poole. 

Ithaca, N. Y. 


Nelson {ante, vol. 69, page 329).— Oyster River, a parish of Dover [N. H.], 
was incorporated as Durham in 1732. It had been made a parish In 1651 ; sep- 
arated in 1675 ; incorporated in 1716. It had suffered severely during the Indian 
wars, the enemy frequently committing depredations within its limits." (Mc- 
Clintock's " History of New Hampshire," Boston, 1888, page 176.) 

Full notices of " Oyster River " and •* Oyster River Garrisons " will be found 
in Thompson's *• Landmarks in Ancient Dover, N. H.," Durham, N. H., 1893, 
pages 168-189, including mention of Capt. John Woodman and his garrison, 
pages 179-180. 

In "William Furber's Account, Ferriage," in "New Hampshire State Pa- 
pers," Manchester, 1889, Vol. XVII., page 668, an entry has been found of fer- 
riage "in June: 95: by the governor orders Mr. Nathenell ares and matbew 
Nellsonn with too men more and horses passing over." This ferriage in June, 
1695— from another entry in the Account, " for passing of foot soldiers to oyes^ 
ter Rever to keep garisonn at Sundrey times. Eighty three " — was doubtless at 
Oyster River. 

" Math Nelson" in June, 1678, was a resident of Portsmouth, N. H., and in 
1693 seats were assigned to " Mathew Nelson " and to " Mathew Nelson's wife" 
in the Meeting House, Portsmouth. (Brewster's "Rambles about Ports- 
mouth," First Series, Portsmouth, N. H., 1859, pages 60 and 64-65.) 

Portsmouth, N. H. J. F. 

1906.] Notes and Queries. 97 

Capt. John Woodman, of Oystpr River, Dover (now Durham), N. H., will 
be found on page 366 of ** Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury," with cor- 
rections and additions on page 822. David W. Hoyt. 

Providence, iJ. /. 

Historical Intelliqencr. 

PuRLEiGH Church.— An appeal Is made to Americans for the restoration of 
the fine tower and the hanging of the peal of bells of this Church, at an esti- 
mated cost of ;^600 (^3000), to commemorate the connection with George Wash- 
ington, President of the United States, whose ancestor Rev. Lawrence Wash- 
ington was Rector of Purlelgh, 1632^1643. Donations of any amount will be 
thankfully received, and may be sent to the Rector, Rev. R. T. Love, Purlelgh 
Rectory, Maldon, co. Essex, England, or to Gen. James Grant Wilson, Buck- 
ingham Hotel, New York City. 

Sherburne Genealogy. — The genealogy of the Sherburne family, prepared 
by the late William Sherburne and Edward Raymond Sherburne, the early 
generations of which, in condensed form, were contributed to the Register 
(vols. 58 and 69), will be published during the next year. For Information 
concerning it, address Frank S. Sherburne, 363 Marlborough St., Boston, Mass. 

The following copy of a circular Issued by the State of New Hampshire will 
be of interest : 

The State of New Hamfshire, Department of Vital Statistics. 
To Perfect the Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths. 
Instructions :— 

Purpose of the Zkxio.— The action of the last leglslatare emphasizes the fact 
that It Is the policy of the state to secure, for the purpose of safety, record 
and ready reference, every record, or part of record, or scrap of personal his- 
tory, connected with the births, marriages and deaths that have taken place in 
this state. Nearly one million such records are now on file In the Department 
of Vital Statistics, alphabetically arranged and grouped by family names, so 
that an individual record may be found in a moment. 

It is intended to add to this group all the records in the possession of the 
towns and cities of the state not hitherto reported, as provided for in chapter 
21, Laws of 1905. 

Occasional losses of town records by fire and other causes, and the greater 
convenience of having a central office for all such records, always available to 
any individual in the state, upon application, without expense, and the fact that 
such records are becoming more valuable each year, and are sought for legal, 
personal, genealojzlcal, historical and other purposes, makes it a matter of great 
Importance that the provisions of this law be most carefully and conscientiously 
carried out. 

Beturns Jfade.— In 1849 the legislature enacted a law requiring births, mar- 
riages and deaths, to be returned annually by town clerks to the secretary of 
state. The first returns under this law were made in March, 1851. Some towns 
complied with the provisions of the law, others did not, and it is apparent that 
no attempt was made to enforce it by state authorities. It therefore follows 
that for a period of years, or for certain individual years, many towns made no 
report. All such will be required to complete the records under the law of last 

Old Town Records, — We have examined some of the old town records, and 
have also received reports concerning them from several town clerks, all of 
which shows that in order to ascertain all the records of births, marriages and 
deaths in the possession of the towns, it will be necessary for the clerks to 
examine, page by page, these earlier books, as frequently the record of a family, 
or of a marriage or a birth, was Inserted in the town records wherever con- 
venient, not infrequently interspersed with other town matters, sometimes en- 
tered on the margin of a leaf, or on the fly-leaf, etc., so that a most careful 
search will be necessary to find all these entries. Many of them are very in- 
complete, marriages giving only the name of the bride and the groom, and the 

98 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

date of marriage, and a birth record, not infrequently giving only the name of 
the father ; but no matter how meagre and fragmentary the records may be, 
each should be copied, and will constitute an individual record under the law. 

Hoyjo the Work voill he Done. — In order to assist in the work of collecting 
these records, the registrar of vital statistics will request the returns to be 
made for stated periods, the first dating from the proprietor's records or the 
incorporation of the town down to a certain date, which will be stated. The 
second call for records will be from the latter date to a subsequent one, and so 
on until the work Is completed. Town clerks will, therefore, be requested to 
take up the work in chronological order, as stated. 

Each individual record must be made on a separate card (yellow) ; must give 
whatever data are found in their proper places ; each must be signed by the 
town clerk, and be dated. The records may be transmitted to the Department 
of Vital Statistics at any time, preferable as often as once a month. A blank 
card (a few of which will be furnished with the record cards) must be filled, 
giving the number, each, of births, marriages, and deaths so returned, and the 
years covered in the search. When received at the Department of Vital Sta- 
tistics, a receipt, which will be the town clerk's voucher for his fees, will be 
forwarded by mail. It is necessary that the transmittal blank be properly filled, 
in order that a statement of the work may be Incorporated in the receipt. 

Compensation, — The law provides that the town clerk shall receive five cents 
for each record returned in accordance with the law. This fee is not to be re- 
garded as a part of his annual salary, nor to be accounted for in any way to the 
town other than by the presentation of the receipt from the Department of Vi- 
tal Statistics, showing that the work has been done in accordance with the pro- 
visions of' the Public Statutes. 

No act of the town requiring the clerk to turn all fees into its treasury can 
apply in this case. The compensation Is for a specific work required by the 
state, and no act can deprive the town clerk of that fee. 

It Is possible that the sum allowed will scarcely pay for the time required to 
make a careful search of the earlier town records, but later in this work the 
records of certain years will be called for which most towns now have entered 
upon special books, so that they can be readily copied, without research, and 
will prove remunerative, so that, taken as a whole, the town clerks will be rea- 
sonably well paid for their services. 

Special iVb^e.— Black ink must be used In all cases. No hand stamps will be 
allowed. Each name must be written so plainly that every letter can be made 
out. The cards must be kept neat and clean. Any question on the card that 
cannot be answered should be left blank. The cards must not be folded. The 
cards should not be numbered. Transmit the records to the Department of Vi- 
tal Statistics in long envelopes, by mall or express, prepaid. Additional blanks 
will be furnished upon application. 

If there Is anything not perfectly clear, or Is not fully understood, the regis- 
trar of vital statistics will be glad to explain or to give further information at 
any time. We trust that everyone who has to do with this work will have a 
conscientious regard for exactness and accuracy, and may realize fully Its im- 
dortance to the state. 

Concord, N. H., July, 1906. (Signed) Irving A. Watson, Hegistrar, 

Note, — We have found that in some instances the certificates of births, mar- 
riages and deaths returned to the town clerk by the officiating clergymen and 
physicians were not recorded on the books, but put away in packages or into 
pigeon holes. All of these must be copied and returned. A return must be 
made of every record, no matter how It may have been kept, for the years called 
for by the registrar of vital statistics. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other Information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of Interest Illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other ofllces, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence, and death. When there are more than one 
Christian name, they should all be given In full if possible. No Initials should 
be used when the full name is known. 

1906.] Book Notices. 99 

Biahap.'-W. W. Cone, Brandsville, Mo., and George A. Root, Topeka, Kag., 
would be glad to receive Information relating to the Bishop families in America. 

Cass. — Alfred Cass, 271 West Rittenhoase Street, Germantown, Phila., Penn., 
is compiling a general history of the Cass family, and would be glad to corre- 
spond with members of that family or any persons who have knowledge of 
the ancestors of John Cass of Hampton, N. H., who died In 1675. 

Smith,— C&rroW F. Smith, 192 Lancaster St., Albany, N. Y., has in course of 
preparation a historical sketch and genealogical record of the descendants of 
Henry Smith and his children, John, Henry, Daniel, Judith, and Elizabeth, who 
came in the '* Diligent" from co. Norfolk, England, to Hingham, Mass., in 1688, 
whence Henry Smith and his sons Henry and Daniel and danghter Elizabeth re- 
moved to Rehoboth about 1648. He desires to enter into correspondence with 
representatives of this family. 


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of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent 
by iDAil.] 

Eliab Alden, of Middieborough, Massachusetts, and Cairo, 2Teiw York, His Alden 
Ancestors and Descendants, Compiled by Chables Hbnrt Alden, M.D., 
United States Army, Retired. Boston. Printed for Private Circulation. 
1905. Large 8vo. pp. 55. Hi. 
Eliab was of the family of John the Pilgrim. The compiler says that, so far 

as he is aware, no one of Eliab*s descendants has been omitted. Persons and 

places are indexed. 

The Allen Memorial. First Series. Descendants of Edward Allen of Nantucket, 
Mass. 1690-1905. ByORRiN Peer Allen, Palmer, Mass. Palmer, Mass. : 
Press of C. B. Fiske & Co. 1905. 8vo. pp. 123. 111. Price ^2.60. Apply to 

This genealogy, which is arranged on the Register plan, contains all the 
descendants of Edward Allen excepting a few families whose records it has 
been impossible to discover. The appendix comprises the ancestry of the 
wives of the Allen ancestors of the author, their names being Coleman, Gaskel, 
Skiff, Coffin, Cady, and Doolittie. Good indexes are added. 

Genealogical Chart of Balch Family of New England. Showing Male Lines of 
Descent from the First Colonist, John Balch, to the Grandparents of the Present 
Generations. Copyright, 1905, by Samuel W. Balch, 67 Wall St., New York. 
8 ft. 6 in. by 1 ft. 9 in. 

History and Genealogy of the Descendants of Clement Corbin of Muddy River 
(Brookline), Mass., and Woodstock, Conn. With Notices of Other Lines of 
Corbins. Compiled by Rev. Harvey M. Lawson, Ph.B., B.D. Hartford 
Press : The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. 1905. Large Svo. pp. 378. 111. 
PHce. in half Russia, «5.00; full cloth, ^4.00. 

The branches of the Corbin family included in this genealogy, besides the pos- 
terity of Clement Corbin, are those in western Connecticut, Dutchess Co., N. 
Y., and Vermont. Military services, from King Philip's War to the War of the 
Rebellion, are carefully recorded. Both as a genealogy and as a collection of 
biographies the work gives evidence of the pains bestowed upon it. The book 
is well printed, and is bound in cloth and Russia. There are sixty-flve full- 
page portraits, besides other pictures. Following an excellent index are blank 
leaves for insertion of records. 

* All of the unsigned reviews are written by Mr. Fredbriok Willabd Pabkb of Boston. 

100 Book Notices. [Jan. 

New England Cox Families. By Rev. John H. Cox, of West Harwich, Mass. 
No. 17, 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 135-142. Price 26 cts. 

Tables of Descendants of William Cumming, of Frederick County, Maryland. 

Compiled and arranged by Moxtgomrry Cumming, Wasliington, D. C, July 

1st, 1906. Cliart. 8 ft. 10 in. by 2 ft. 6 in. 

William Camming was born near Inverness abont 1725, married Sarah Cop- 
page, became a large landed proprietor in Frederick Co., and died in March, 

Davis Ancestral Chart. [By Joseph Qardnbr Bartlett.] 8 ft. 1 in. by 2 ft. 

6 in. 

This blue print gives the ancestors and children of William Davis, Jr., of 
Roxbury and Boston, who died 27 April, 1865, and of his wife, Maria Davis, 
who died 29 April, 1870. 

History of the Fanning Family. A Genealogical Record to 1900 of the Descend- 
ants of Edmund Fanning the Emigrant Ancestor in Americay who settled in 
Connecticut in 1653. To which is prized a General Account of the Fanning 
Family in Europe from Norman times, 1197, to the Cromwellian Confiscations, 
1652-3. By Walter Frederic Brooks. Illastrated with Plates and Maps. 
In Two Volumes. Worcester, Massachusetts. Privately printed for the 
Compiler. 1905. Royal 8vo. pp. xvi-h872. Price $20.00. Subscriptions to 
be sent to the Author, 54 Queen St., Worcester, Mass. 

These very beautiful volumes are the product of fifteen years of labor both in 
this country and abroad. An account of the family in Ireland from the twelfth 
to the middle of the seventeenth century is given, as well as a record of ten gene- 
rations of the descendants of Edmund Fanning in this country, which includes 
the descendants of Capt. James Fanning who settled in Long Island abont 1716. 
Lists of those who performed military service from the Colonial to the Civil 
War will be found especially helpful. Mr. Franklin P. Rice, so well known 
for his historical work in Worcester County, has supervised the books typo- 
graphically, and in addition to the pleasure thus afforded there are more than 
fifty Illustrations in steel plate, photogravure, engravings in color, with maps 
and plans. The volumes are bound in half moroco with uncut edges and gilt 
top and printed on paper made for this work. Three full indexes are given. 

Memorials of the Family of Forbes of Forbesfield. With Notes on Connected 
Morgans, Duncans and Fergusons. By Alexander Forbes. Aberdeen : The 
King's Printers. 1905. 4to. pp. 134. III. 
The body of this work consists of records of the Forbes of Forbes, Pltsligo, 

Newe, New Balgonen, and Forbesfleld, with nearly fifty pages of ** Forbes 

Appendices." The extensive index is general. The appearance of the book, 

which is in pamphlet form, is fine. 

Major Alpines Ancestors aud Descendants. [By P. J. Anderson.] Aberdeen. 

Privately printed. 1904. 4to. pp. 32. lU. 

The ** Major Alpin" of this sketch was Alpln Grant, whose ancestry is traced 
to the Grants of Glenmoriston, Scotland. Among his descendants the names of 
Mackay, Fraser, and Cameron are prominent. The pamphlet is beautifully 
printed and illustrated. No index. 

Genealogy of the Greely-Greeley Family. By George Hiram Greelst. Bos- 
ton, Mass. 1905. 8vo. pp. 911. 111. 

This genealogy comprises solely the descendants of Andrew Greele of Salis- 
bury, Mass. It is not to be regarded as a history of the family, as biographical 
notices are too infrequent among the fourteen thousand descendants here re- 
corded. As a genealogy It is apparently as exhaustive as works of this nature 
can be made. There are sixteen illustrations, nearly all portraits. It is well 

Samuel Griffin of New Castle County on Delaware, Planter; and His Descendants 
to the Seventh Generation. Compiled and published by Thomas Hale 
Streets, M.D., U. S. N. Philadelphia, Pa. 1906. 8vo. pp. 235. 
This well-printed book may be called a family history, so abundant are the 

1906,] Booh UTotioes. lOX 

biographical sketches. No attempt, however, is made to trace the history in 
Welsh records. The yolame is carefully indexed. On the cover is the title, 
" Some Allied Families of Kent County, Delaware. Number Two." 

J%e Pedigree of WUliam Qrifflth, John Griffith and Griffith Griffiths (sons of 
Griffith John, of «Ae Parish of lAanddeioi Brefi, in the County of Cardigan, 
South Wales, Great Britain), who removed to the County of Chester, Pennsyl- 
vania, in the early part of the xviiith Century, Compiled in South Wales, Great 
Britain, by Thomas Allen Glenn. . One Hundred Copies privately printed. 
Fhila. 1905. 4to. pp. ix+85. 

The concluding paragraph of the preface of this genealogy is so remarkable 
that we copy it, as best showing the character of the work : *' The compiler, 
having been practically unlimited by his principal in the matter of expenditure, 
can conscientiously state that no record likely to cast even a side light upon 
the subject has rested unexamined, and, finally, the following pedigree has 
been compiled from Family Archives, existing Official Records as cited or set 
forth at large, and from the ancient Welsh Authorities, some in one time, some 
in another, so thi|t no man hereafter may either augment it or lessen it, or form 
a new pedigree or lose the old." It is only to the Welsh portion of the pedigree 
that t^is applies ; the author does not consider himself responsible for the Penn- 
sylvania section, as that has been supplied by members of the family. There 
are several facsimilies, and paper and type are excellent. There is no index. 

A Record of the Descendants of Simon Henry (1766-1854), and Bhoda Parsons 
(1774-1847), His Wife, With Appendices containing some Account of their 
Ancestry and of Collateral Lines, Being a Contribution towards a Comprehenr 
sive Genealogy of the Descendants of Sergt, John Henry, Freeman of Topsfield, 
Mass,, 1690, By Frederick Augustus Henry, A.M., LL.B. Cleveland: 
Press of J. B. Savage. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 65. 111. Price $8.00 net, post- 
age and packing 15 cts. extra. Apply to Printer or Author, Cleveland, O. 
Of this excellently printed and finely Illustrated volume It is only necessary 

to say that it amply fulfils the statement of the title-page, apd has a thorough 

index of persons. 

The Early HUdreths of New England, By Arthur Hildreth. Read before 
the Reunion of the Hildreth Family, at Chelmsford, June 16, 1894. Privately 
printed. Copies can be obtained of the Author, Pierce Building, Copley 
Square, Boston. [Boston, n. d.] 16mo. pp. 60. 

This little book relates to Richard Hildreth and his children. He was the 
ancestor of the New England Hildreths, and a character worthy of this ani- 
mated sketch. There is no index. 

Hills Family Genealogical and Historical Association, Eleventh Annual Report 
of the Directors, [Boston. 1905.] 8vo. pp. 13. 

Captain Edward Johnson, of Wohurn, Massachusetts, and Some of his Descend- 
ants, By Edward Francis Johnson. Boston: Press of David Clapp & 
Son. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 53. 

This interleaved volume contains genealogical records only, extended biogra- 
phical sketches having been excluded as not comporting with the design of the 
publication. The compiler vouches that all the statements he has admitted are 
accurate. There is a fine index. It should be mentioned that the greater part 
of the first twenty-nine pages has appeared In the Register, Jan., April, and 
Jaly. 1905. 

The Lines Family, By Donald Lines Jacobus, of New Haven, Conn. [Re- 
printed from The Connecticut Magazine, April, 1905. New Haven. 1905.] 
Large 8vo. pp. 15. 
The New Haven family of Lines is descended from Henry and Ralph Lines, 

supposed to be brothers. 

William Luddington of Maiden, Mass,, and East Haven, Conn., and his Descendr 
ants. By James Shepard. Boston : Press of David Clapp & Son. 1904, 
Large 8vo. pp. 13. 

This is a reprint from the Bbgisteb, for Jan., 1904. 

102 Book Notices. [Jan. 

The BUtorUdl Journal of the More Jbmay. Noe. 11, 12, June, Aug., 1905. 
SeaUle, Washington. 4t;o. pp. 153-191. m. 

Morse Genealogy, comprising the Descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William, and 
Joseph Morse, <md John Moss, Being a Revision of the Memorial of the Morses, 
published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, Compiled by J. Howard Morsb 
and Miss Emilt W. Lsavitt, under the Aaspices of the Morse Society. 
Section Two. New York. 1905. 8to. Varlonsly paged. 
This section begins with Ephraim* Morse, No. 870, and ends with Chester* 

Moss. No. 1067. 

The Record of my Ancestry. By Charles L. Nrwhall. Addenda et Corri- 
genda, [n. p., 1905.] 8to. pp. 16. 

Faimer Groups. John MeHin of €%ar1estown and Concord, Mass., and his De- 
scendants. Gathered and arranged for Bir. Lowell Mason Palmer of New 
York. By Miss Emilt Wilder Lkatttt. Private printed. Boston : Press 
of David Clapp & Son. 1901-1905. 4to. pp. x+450+xl. 
In 1901 there appeared a volume by Miss Leavitt entitled ** Groaps of Palmer 
Families from Walter Palmer of Charlestown and Rehoboth, Mass., Stoning- 
ton. Conn.** This is reprinted here, and occupies two hundred and eighteen 
pages. Then follows ** Ttie Melvin Line,* traced through five generations, suc- 
ceeded by the *' Spencer Line,* ** Rhode Island Ancestry,** ** Colonial Propo- 
sitii,** '' Colonial Records,* and forty-two padres of index. Two charts are 
inserted, vli., *^ MelviUe of M^ville,* and *' Melville of Raith.** Very notice- 
able is the abundance of biography, scarcely a page of mere genealogy occurring 
throughout the volume, while the ** Rhode Island Ancestry ** is wholly a series 
of biographical sketches. Nothing better could be desired than the style of 
print imd paper, and the binding is attractive. 

Dedication of Bowlders and Tablets to John Roundy and James Candage, a 
founder, and an Eariy Settler of BluehUl, Maine, with Memorial Addresses 
by R. G. F. Candaqk, Esq., of Brookline, Mass., at Blue Hill Neck, Aug. 22, 
1905. EUsworth. Me. : Hancock Co. Publishing Company, Printers. 1905. 
8vo. pp. 21. 111. 

Not a little genealogical information is contained in these addresses, the sec- 
ond of which, it is expressly stated. Is based " on the town records, tradition 
and personal recollection.* 

Sofftry and Severy (rcnealogy {Savory and Savory). A Supplement to the Gene- 
alogical and BiosrraphiGU Record, published in 1893, comprising Families 
omitted in that Work, and other Notes, Additions and Corrections ; being a 
Continuation of the Notes, Additions, and Corrections in the Original Work 
from page xx. By the Author, A. W. Savart, A.M. Boston: The Fort 
Hill Press, Samuel Usher, 176-184 High St. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 58. 111. 
Price $1.50, with 12 cts. for postage and wrapper. Original Work with Sup- 
plement bound up with it, S24+xx pp. and 25 illustrations, f5.00, with 25 cts. 
for postage, etc. 

Twelve ye^rs of research were required to produce the results embodied in 
this volume, which are, brieHy stated, additional particulars respecting the 
name in Wiltshire, England, corrections of all ascertained mistakes in the 
original work, the connection with their proper lines of heretofore unattached 
families, newly found *' Mi^yflower* pedigrees, and facts cooceming Quakers 
of the name. The four illustrations are portraits. The book has two indexes. 

Shannon €fenealogy, €renealogical Record and MevMrials of One Branch of the 
Shannon Family in America. Compiled by Gborqr E. Hodgdox. Roches- 
ter, N. Y. 1905. Square 4to. pp. xxxi-h578. III. 

The Shannons whose records are comprised in this volume are descendants 
of Nathaniel Shannon who came from the North of IrHaiid to Boston in 1687. 
In the Introduction is to be found the lineage, for sixteen generations, of the 
founder of the family, while in the '' Genealogy * there are eight generations 
from the *' Emigrant Ancestor.* Tliere are thiitceo appendices consisting of 
eorre^KHidence, wills, petitions, affidavits, genealogies, and other valumMe ma- 
teriaL The Ulnstratioiis are namerous and tne, besides iriiich tkere are many 

1906.] Booh Notices. 103 

facsimiles of aatographs, private papers and public documents, together with 
a dozen tabular charts. The biographies are freqnent, and many of them of 
extraordinary length. The print is excellent, the margins wide, and the bind- 
ing substantial. There are two tables of index. 

The English Ancestors of the Shippen Family, and Edward Shippen of PhiladeU 
phia. By Thomas Willing Balch. Reprinted from the Pennsylvania Mag- 
azine of History and Biography, Oct. 1904. Philadelphia. 1904. Large 8vo. 
pp. 20. 111. 

Edward Shippen was a descendant of William Shippen of Methley, York- 
shire, Eng., and first settled in Boston, acquiring great wealth there before re- 
moving, In consequence of persecution for Quakerism, to the Quaker Province, 
where he won distinction in public life. 

Thomas Steel, of Boston, and Some of His Descendants. 1664-1905, Also in- 
cluding the Family and American Ancestry of Samuel and Olive {Pierce) Steele, 
Pioneers of Koshkonong, Wis., 1842. Also the Families of Laura J. and 
Louisa L. (Pierce) Arkins, of Denver, Colorado, Prepared and Published by 
George W. Steele. Times-Mirror Printing and Binding House, Los An- 
geles, Cal. 1906. 12mo. pp. xx-H54. III. 

This genealogy is confined mainly to the ancestry of the author, collateral 
lines being disregarded. Though covering so few pages, the fine print gives a 
great deal of matter in little space. The book is well made and Indexed. 

Genealogical Chart showing a part of the American Ancestry of Adelaide Bere- 
man Walton. Prepared with loving care by her Father FChables Strong 
Walton]. Los Angeles, Cal. 1905. 2 ft. 4 in. by 1 ft. 9} (n. 

Genealogy of the Westervelt Family* Compiled by the late Walter Tallmak 
Wester velt. Revised and edited by Wharton Dickinson. New York: 
Press of Tobias A. Wright. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. vii+176. III. Price ^6.00. 
Address T. A. Wright, 160 Bleeker St., New York. 

The editor of Mr. Westervelt's work says it is done ** in such a thorough and 
careful manner that the Editor has not deemed it necessary to alter the same in 
any material way or manner." A short sketch of the family in Holland pre- 
cedes the American records. The book is splendid in appearance, and has a 
complete index. 

Genealogy of the Descendants of John White, of Wenham and Lancaster, Mass., 
1638-1905. In Three Volumes. By Almira Larkin White, of Haverhill, 
Mass. Vol. III. Haverhill, Mass. : Press of Nichols, " The Printer." 1905. 
8vo. pp. 766. III. Price ^5.00; after Jan. 1, 1906, $7.00. 
The second volume of this work, published in 1900, is In a sense continued 

by the present volume, since both consist of branches of the family from the 

fifth generation until to-day. Tiie bools is printed on good paper, is well bound 

in cloth, finely illustrated, and completely Indexed. 

Some of the Ancestors and Children of Nathaniel Wilson, Esq., who was born 
Oct. 10, 1808, at Pelham, N. H., and died March 15, 1864, at Lawrence, Mass. 
Compiled by Henry Winthrop Hardon, A.M.. LL.B. [60 Wall St., N. Y. 
City. 1905.] Chart. 2 ft. li in. by 1 ft. 6i in. 

The Woods-McAfee Memorial, containing an Account of John Woods and James 
McAfee of Ireland, and their Descendants in America. Copiously illustrated 
with Maps drawn expressly for this Work, and embellished with one hundred 
and fifty handsomely engraved Portraits, Scenes, etc. By Rev. Neander 
M. Woods, D.I)., LL.D. With an Introduction by Hon. Kkuben T. Dur- 
rett, A.M., LL.D., of Louisville, Ky. Louisville, Ky. : Courier-Journal Job 
Printing Co. 1906. Square 4to. pp. xlii-|-603. Price, full cloth, $5.00; half 
Morocco, gilt, ^7.00; full Morocco, gilt, $10.00. Address Courier-Journal, 

The title-page further states that in this volume, *' besides considerable new 
matter bearing on Virginia and Kentucky history, will be found mention of the 
families of Adams, Alexander, Armstrong, Behre, Bennett, Birkhead, Boone. 
Borden, Bowyer, Bruce, Buchanan, Butler, Caperton, Campbell, Clark, Coatse, 
Crawford, Curry, Dalngerfleld, Daviess, Dedman, Duncan, Dunne, Durrett, 

104 Book Notices. [Jan. 

Forsyth, Foster, Gkichet, Gooch, Goodloe, Goodwin, Gathrie, Hale, Harris, 
Henderson, Johnston, Lapsley, McFarlane, Macgowan, Magoffin, McCoun, Mc- 
Dowell, McKamey, Phillips, Reid, Rickenbaugh, Rogers, Royster, Shelby, 
Sampson, Speed, Suddarth, Taylor, Todd, Thompson, Varner, Wade, Walker, 
Wallace, White, Williamson, Wood, Wylie, Young, and five hnndred oth- 
ers. . . Also some hitherto nnpnblished documents which constitute a valu- 
able contribution to the pioneer history of Virginia and Kentucky." 

Herbert Cornelius Andreios. 1883-1905. Genealogist and Heraldist. [Lom- 
bard, 111. 1905.] Portrait. 

A biographical sketch, funeral addresses, correspondence, and verse consti- 
tnte the memorial of one who, though young, was an authority on genealogy 
and heraldry, and, as a member of this Society and several other similar organ- 
izations, was recognized as one of great ability in the work of his choice. 

Philip Augustus Chase : A Memorial Sketch of the First President of the Lynn 
Historical Society. By C. J. H. Woodbury. Reprinted from the Raster of 
the Society. 1904. Large 8vo. pp. 14. Portrait. 
Mr. Chase was a shoe manufacturer who, aftfer acquiring wealth, devoted 

himself in various ways to the welfare of his native town. 

In Memory of Elisha Slade Converse, Published by the Cfty of Maiden, Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts. Large 8vo. pp. 30. III. 
This sumptuous pamphlet contains addresses made at the ** Converse Memo- 
rial" held in honor of Mayor Converse, in Maiden, Dec. 14, 1904, among the 
speakers on which occasion were Judge William Schofleld, Rev. Richard Neagle, 
and Hon. John D. Long. 

Gen, Charles W. Darling , M.A,, Corresponding Secretary of the Oneida Hist. 
Soc. Born Oct, 11, 1830, Died June 22, 1905, Broadside. [Utica. 1905.] 

Major General Michael Farly, Ipswich, Mass, 1720-1789, [Ipswich. 1906.] 
'8vo. pp. 4. 

This sketch consists chiefly of extracts from FelVs History of Ipswich. 
George Trumbull Hartshorn. 1860-1905, n. p. ; n. d. Svo. pp. 2. 

Mr. Hartshorn was a chemist by profession, but his tastes were various, lead- 
ing him to join several organizations, among them this Society. 

Francis Edward Howard, n. d.; n. p. Small Svo. pp. 81. III. 

The Hon. Francis E. Howard was born and died in West Bridgewater, Mass., 
and was its most prominent citizen. This memorial contains, besides the ** Fn- 
neral Service," '* Memorial Addresses," " Personal Tributes," •• Tributes of the 
Press," •* Letters " and ** Resolutions." 

Captain Myles Standish, By Tudor Jenks. New York : The Century Co. 1905. 

12mo. pp. vlii-h260. III. 

A life of Captain Standish is necessarily little else than the history of the 
Pilgrims from the time of their landing at Plymouth to the date of his death, 
in 1656. Of the career of the Captain previous to his association with the Pil- 
grims we have the scantiest information. This book furnishes quite a history 
of the Pilgrim colony, preceded by exceedingly flue chapters on the *' England 
of the Pilgrims," '• The Separatists," and ** The Standish Family." The char- 
acterization of Standish seems a correct one, and it is written in a very clear 

Clara Louise Stewart, A Tribute. Printed for Arthur Collins Stewart, Boston, 

Mass. n. d. 12mo. pp. 31. Portrait. 

Mrs. Stewart was bom in Providence, R. I., in 1884, and died in Boston, 
April 1, 1903. She married, for her second husband, James Stewart, M.D., of 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Catdlogo Biograjico de la Casa de Thayer de Braintree. Por Luis Thaybb 
Ojkda (Es Propledad). Santiago de Chile. 1904. 4to. pp. 73. 
This Is a list of those of the ** House of Thayer of Braintree " who have In 

any manner distinguished themselves. 

1906.] Booh Notices. 105 

In Memoriam. ^Lawrence WeJdon. [WafthingtOD. 1905.] 4to. pp. 48. 

The contents of this memorial consist of the " Proceedings of a Meeting of 
the Members of the Bar of the Coart of Claims, to take action npon the death 
of Judge Lawrence Weldon." Judge Weldon was for twenty-one years judge 
of the Court of Claims, and was first connected with the operations of F^eral 
justice in the time of Lincoln. 

Becords of the Sheriff CouH of Aberdeenshire. Edited by David Littlejohx, 

LL.D., Advocate in Aberdeen, Sheriff Clerk of Aberdeensliire. Volume 1. 

Records prior to 1600. Aberdeen : Printed for the University. 1904. 4to. 

pp. xlvi-H76. 

This work consists of two parts, the first being " Records prior to 1600," the 
second, *' Officials prior to 1600." The first part contains five volumes of '' Diet 
Book^ " and one of ** The Decree Books." The editorial treatment, with respect 
to each book, provides an introduction, a table of contents, and illustrative ex- 
amples. In the '* Table of Contents" of the entire work the ** Illustrative £x- 
Ampies " are indexed. The ** Officials " section is not a mere list of names, but 
a series of biographical sketches, though in mere outline. The verdict ex- 
pressed in the '* General Introduction " on the six books of part first is that the 
items of value to the legal antiquarian and genealogist will be found infrequent. 

A Bri^ Account of the English Reformed Church, Begijhof off Kalvergtraat 130- 
132, Amsterdam. [Amsterdam.] n. d. 12mo. pp. 22. III. Map. 
This church was founded about the year 1400, and to it is admitted anyone 
who understands English, of whatever nation he may be, provided his creed 
and morals are not in disagreement with the requirements for membership. 

Old Bridgeujoter, Mass,, a Classic Town whose Early Learned Ministers were 
Moulders of New England Character. An Address delivered by Rev. Gkobge 
A. Jackson, M.A., before the Old Bridgewater Historical Society, June 25, 
1904. Published by Edward Alden. Arthur H. Willis, Printer. 1905. 8vo. 
pp. 8. Price 10 cts. 
Though chiefly commemorative of religions activities, this address has not 

neglected other interests. 

The History of Concord, Massachusetts. Volume I. Colonial Concord. By Al- 

FiiED Seukxo Hudson. The Erudite Press. Concord, Massachuhetts. 1904. 

8vo. pp. 4964-xiil. lU. Porti*aits. Map. 

The unique feature of this history is an entertaining Narrative which com- 
prises Part 1., and portrays minutely the every-day life of the early settler of 
Concord, — his natural surroundings and the obstacles he had to overcome m 
order to make his home, his relations with the Indians, religious, civil, and so- 
cial life, superstitions, manners and dress. The author has employed both fic- 
tion and fact in order to produce this detailed pen-picture of colonial days. 

Part II. gives chronologically the annals of the town from 1635 to 1092, and 
furnishes brief biographical sketches of the original grantees. Many old or 
famous houses now standing are described and located, and photographs of 
most of them, with portraits of noted Concord people, are among tlie tine Illus- 
trations which add to the pleasure derived from this well-printed, handsome 
volume. A good index is supplied. a. l. w. 

Old Dartmouth Historical Sketches. No. 10. Historical Associations in North 
Dartmouth. Historical Glimpses of Dartmouth Schools, nigrimage of the Old 
South Historical Society to Old Dartmouth. [New Bedford. 11)05.] 4to. pp. 20. 

The Schools and Teachers of Dedham, Massachusetts, 1644-1904. By Carlos 
Slajtter. Privately printed. Dedham Transcript Press. 1905. Large 8vo. 
pp. 330. 

The educational history of the town *' which was the first to establish and 
support a public free school by direct taxation'' Is here abundantly and accurate- 
ly detailed, the index of teachers who are noticed comprising a dozen pages. 
These notices are, in almost every case, biographical sketches Avliicli, in some 
instances, cover an entire page, — very thorough treatment, considering that the 
volume records the services of teachers who labored during a period of two 
hundred and sixty years. The various subjects connected with the main theme 

106 Book Notices. [Jan. 

of the book are carefally indexed, and well show the interesting nature of the 
work. The volume is printed on heavy paper, and substantially bound in cloth. 

Souvenir of Farmingtont New Hampshire, Presented with the Compliments of 
the Farmington Old Home Week Association, Aug. 20, 1904. Farmington 
News Print. [1904.] Oblong 82mo. pp. 30. 111. 

This historical and descriptive account of Parmington is accompanied by nu- 
merous and flue illustrations. 

An Historical Address delivered at Groton, MassachusettSt July 12 y 1905, by re- 
qtiest of the Citizens, on the Celebration of tfie Two Hundred and Fiftieth An- 
niversary of the Settlement of the Town, By Samuel Abbott Green. Groton : 
1905. 8vo. pp. 52. 

The influence of charters, governors, and changing policies, through two 
and a half centuries, upon the origins and bounds of a frontier town are here 
traced with remarkable clearness. Dr. Green shows his abiding affection for 
Groton, his deep insight into New England character, his knowledge along 
many lines, and his intercourse with men. He describes a visit to the English 
Groton, and adds notes on other towns of the name, on Indian words, and on 
subjects of local interest. The address will be read with pleasure for its ac- 
curacy of historical detail, its breadth of view, and its touches of happy philos- 
ophy, c. K. B. 

Tear Book, Parish of St, PauFs, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Easter, 1905. Hol- 
loway Bros., Printers. I2mo. pp. 116. III. 

Ipswich in the "Massachusetts Bay Colony, Part I, Historical, A history of the 
town from 16S3 to 1700, containing the letters of Major Samuel Appleton, lists 
of soldiers in the Indian Wars, records and depositions of the Usurpation Period, 
and facsimiles of ancient documents, bearing many autographs of the early set- 
tlers. Part 11. Houses and Lands. An account of the original grants of house 
lots and the successive owners of lands and houses, to the present time, illustrated 
with diagrams, ancient maps, and photographs of many ancient hotises. With 
Seven Appendices, By Thomas Franklin Waters, President of the Ipswich 
Historical Society. The Ipswich Historical Society, Ipswich, Mass. 1905. 
Large 8vo. pp. 586. III. Portraits. Maps. Facsimiles. Apply to the Ipswich 
Historical Society, Ipswich, Mass. Price ^5.00. Postage 35 cents. 
More than one kind of specialist, as well as the general student of history, 
will find here material of unusual interest and utility. Every aspect of the 
colonial development of the town has been carefully and sclentiflcally investi- 
gated, and the results are presented in a well-made and well-printed book, with 
* exceptionally beautiful illustrations. Speciflcations for building some of the 
old houses here photographed give us an insight into colonial architecture sel- 
dom obtained, and the witchcraft papers, early court records, military rolls and 
private letters are all valuable, but even more noticeable than these are the ab- 
stracts of land titles, extending from the original grantee to the present time. 
The appendices furnish a list of the first settlers, early inventories, letters of 
Rev. Nathaniel Ward, Giles Firmin, Samuel Symonds, Sarah Goodhue, and the 
narrative of Rev. John Wise. The analytical index is excellent. a. l. w. 

Vital Statistics of the Town of Keene, New Hampshire, compiled from the Town 
liecords, First Church and Family Records, the Original Fisher Becord and the 
Newspapers. By Frank H. Whitcomb, City Clerk. Authorized by vote of 
the City Councils, June 1, 1905. Keene, N. H. Sentinel Printing Co. 1905. 
8vo. pp. 268. 

The marriage records in this volume extend from 1758 to 1864. The birth 
records are those contained in the first two record books of the town, to- 
gether with about a thousand which have been copied from family records. 
The death records are brought down to April, 1881. The announcement says 
that " this publication is the first of a series of printed records of vital statis- 
tics of the town of Keene. It is expected that others will be issued in order to 
make all the records of a similar character available for public use to the year 
1888, when the city began to print them in the annual reports." 

Lexington Epitaphs. A Copy of Epitaphs in the Old Burying-Grounds of Lexing- 
ton, Massachusetts, By Francis H. Brown, M.D. The Lexington Histori- 

1906.] Book Notices. 107 

cal Society. 1905. Sqaare Svo. pp. 169. Plans. 

The seven handred and sixteen epitaphs here printed are from the Old Bary- 
Ing-gronnd, In the rear of the Unitarian Church, and from the Robbins Ceme- 
tery, in the East Village, and are exact transcripts. The addition of notes 
both of a genealogical and biographical character greatly Increase the value of 
the work. Unstinted praise Is due the compiler for thus preserving such In- 
teresting and valuable records. 

Beport of the Celebration of the Centennial of the Incorporation of the Town of 

Marlborough [Conn.], Aug. 23d and 25th, 1903. Compiled and published 

by Maky Hall. Hartford Press: The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. 

1904. 8vo. pp. 96. IlL Maps. 

This centennial was marked by the delivery of the usual historical sermon 
and addresses, containing Important portions of the annals of Marlborough, 
rendered serviceable by an Index of the report. 
History of the Maumee £iver Basing from the Earliest Account to Its Organization 

into Counties, By Charles Elihu Slocum, M.D., Ph.D., LL.D. Illustrated. 

Published by the Author, Defiance, Ohio. [1905.] 4to. pp. vlll-h688-f-xx. 


This Is a work of the most thorough character, beginning with the geology 
of the region of which it treats, and its prehistoric Inhabitants, and then pro- 
ceeding to narrate the first explorations, the various wars of which the Basin 
has been the theatre, including that of 1812, the subjects of the concluding 
chapters being treaties with the Indians and missionary activities among them, 
the present drainage system, the first American settlers, the organization of 
eountles, the development of communication, public lands, schools and libraries. 
While agreeing with the author that the actions of the aborigines should be 
related in the spirit of the historian and not of the sentimentalist, we doubt If 
everyone would describe their treatment by the government as •• the ever mag- 
nanimous dealings with them of the United States." 

Ancient Middlesex. With brief Biographical Sketches of the Men who have served 
the County officially since its Settlement, By Levi S. Gould. Somervllle 
Journal Print. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 336. III. 

The contents of this finely printed and Illustrated volume are described by 
the editor as a •' collection of portraits and biographical sketches of faithful 
officials, considered worthy of preservation among the public archives and mu- 
nicipal libraries of the County." As to the number of portraits and facsimiles 
of signatures, the index of them covers nearly six pages. There are, in ad- 
dition, copies of the seals of more than fifty towns. The portraits, with the 
exception of those in the supplement, are full-page Illustrations. 

Decoration Day, Peacham, Vt. May 30, 1905, Exercises at the dedication 
of Markers, Sons of the American Revolution, at the graves of the eleven 
Revolutionary soldiers in the Cemetery and old Graveyard. By Jane Euza- 
BETH CowLES. Peacham, Vt. [1906.] 16mo. pp. 12. 
This booklet contains sketches of the life and service of each of the soldiers 

whose graves were marked. 

The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass,, with some Related Families 
of adjoining toxcns and of York County, Maine. By David W. Hoyt. Part 
eleven (part six of volume II) . Providence, li. I. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 781- 

This Is the concluding volume of this series, and the families recorded in it 
are Morrill, Morse, Mudgett, Monday, Mussey, Nichols, Page, Partridge, Peas- 
ley, Perkins, Philbrick, Pierce, Pike, Pressey, Purlngton, Qulnby, Ring, Rolfe, 
Bowell, Rowlandson, Sararaon, Sargent, Severance, Shepard, Smith, Somes, 
Stanwood, Stanyan, Stevens, Stockman, Stowers, True, Trussell, Tucker, Tux- 
bury, Walt, Warner, Webster, Weed, Wells, Wheeler, Wheelwright, Whltridge, 
Whlttier, Williams, Wlnsley, Woodln, Woodman, Worcester, Worthen, Young- 

Shropshire Parish Register Society. Hereford, Vol, V. Part 2, Greete. Bed- 
stone. Vol. X. Part 1, Claverly (Part 1), July, 1905. [London.] 2 vols. 

108 Book Notices. [Jan. 

8vo. Variously paged. 

The Greete and Bedstone records extend from 1668 to 1899 ; those of Claverly 
from 1568 to 1685. 

Shropshire Parish Register Society. July, 1905. Diocese of Lichfield. Vol. F, 
Part 2. Buy ton-in-tJie-Eleven- Towns. Leebotwood. Longnor. [London. 
1905.] Svo. Varionsly paged. 
The Ruyton entries extend from 1719 to 1812 ; those of Longnor from 1586 to 

1812 ; those of Leebotwood from 1548 to 1812. 

The Ancient Crosses of Stortford. By J. L. Glasscock. Bishop's Stortford : 
Printed by A. Boardman & Son. 1905. 4to. pp. 82. 111. Maps. 
The author says that his design in writing this pamphlet is *'To prove the 
existence of these ancient crosses by references from old documents ; to en- 
deavor to identify the sites they formerly occupied ; add to suggest reasons for 
the names they bore.*' After this method, six crosses are herein treated of. 

[No. 5.] Weymouth Historic<iL Society. Wessagusset and Weymouth, an His- 
torical Address by Charles Francis Adams, Jr., Delivered at Weymouth, 
July 4, 1874, on the Occasion of the Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fif- 
tieth Anniversary of the permanent Settlement of the Town. Weymouth in its 
First Twenty Years, a Paper read before the Society by Gilbert Nash, No- 
vember 1, 1882. Weymouth Thirty Tears Later, a Paper read by Chahles 
JFbancis Adams, before the Weymouth Historical Society, September 23, 1904. 
Published by the Weymouth Historical Society. 8vo. pp. 164. 
This interesting and suggestive volume contains much to arrest attention. 
In fais first address, Mr. Adams gave the history of Weymouth, but with no 
attempt to connect local events with other events elsewhere. Mr. Adams now 
recognizes that this was an error, and in his second address, prompted partly 
thereto by Mr. Nash, he shows that the real significance of the early years of 
Weymouth was the contest between Episcopacy and Puritanism, with the ulti- 
mate triumph of the latter. His thrust at Longfellow, and his vigorous pro- 
test against closing our eyes to the evils of the olden days and against the undue 
prominence given to wars, will meet with a sympathizing response from those 
whose aim in studying history is to attain the truth. a. m. 

State of Connecticut. Public Document No. 41. Report of the Temporary Ejr 

aminer of Public Records. 1904. Printed by order of the Legislature. 

Hartford Press : The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. 1904. Large Svo. 

pp. 181. III. 

This report shows that particular efforts have been made in forming a careful 
list of the Town and Probate records throughout the State, and is accompa- 
nied by recommendations regarding their preservation. A list of the ancient 
Court records, compiled under the supervision of the State Librarian and the 
Secretary of State, Is also included in the report. Besides these, the report 
contains a list of Probate Districts, by the Librarian of the Conn. Hist. Society. 
The entire document is a labor of great importance, whose results will be in* 

Early Legislative Turmoils in New Jersey. By William Nelson. April, 1905. 

The American Magazine of History. With Notes and Queries. New York* 

Large 8vo. pp. 221-231. 

Mr. Nelson's paper helps to prove his assertion that they are deluded wha 
suppose that human nature, and especially the nature of the politician, is les» 
noble now than in the days of our pattriotic forefathers. 

Curious Features of some of the Early Notes or Bills used as a Circulating Medium 
in Massachusetts. By Andrew McFabland Davis. Reprinted from the 
Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Vol. X. Cambridge : 
John Wilson and Son : University Press. 1905. Large Svo. pp. 20. 
In the conclusion of this papfer Mr. Davis says, ** The development of the 
topic under consideration has not involved new investigation or original re- 
search, but the collation of these notes will fftcUUate the study of their pecu- 

1906.] Book Notices. 109 

Emergent Treasury- Supply in MassachuseUs in Early Days. By Andrew Mc- 
Farland Davis. Reprinted from Proceedings of the American Antiqaarian 
Society, April 26, 1905. Worcester, Mass.: The Hamilton Press. 1905. 
4to. pp. 34. 
In this paper Mr. Davis has been enabled, he says, " to ronnd ont the story 

of the participation of Massachusetts in attempts to supply a denominational 

currency based solely upon governmental credit." 

The Limitation of Prices in Massachusetts, 1776-1779. By Andrew McFar- 
LAND Davis. Reprinted from the Publications of the Colonial Society of 
Massachusetts. Vol. X. Cambridge: John Wilson and Son: University 
Press. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 20. 
This paper was suggested by a schedule of prices In Hlngham in 1779, and the 

period to which Mr. Davis's article relates was one of great disturbance caused 

by the inflation of the currency. 

Journal of the One Hundred and Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Convention of 
the Diocese of MassachuseUs, May 24, A.D. 1905. With Appendices. Bos- 
ton : The Diocesan House. 1905. 8vo. pp. 282. 

Joyce Junior. By Albert Matthews. Reprinted from the Publications of 
the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Vol. VIII. Cambridge: John 
Wilson and Son. University Press. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 19. 
As a frontispiece to this pamphlet there is a copy of a handbill which was 
posted In Boston, Jan. 17, 1774. It Is signed ** Joyce, jun. Chairman of the 
Committee for Tarring and Feathering." The meaning of this name Mr. Mat- 
thews is not able to explain. 

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Bevolutionary War. A Compilation 
from the Archives prepared and published hy the Secretary of the Commonwealth, 
in accordance wUh Chapter 100, Besolves of 1891. Vol. Xlll. BEA-SEY. 
Boston : Wright & Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 18 Post Office Square. 
1905. 4to. pp. 1025. 

Minutes of the Ninety-Sixth Annual Meeting of the General Association of the 
Congregational Churches of New Hampshire, held at Franklin, May 22, 23, 
24, 1905. One Hundred and Fourth Beport of the New Hampshire Home 
Missionary Society. Vol. VIII. No. 5. Nashua, N. H. : Telegraph Publish- 
ing Co., Printers. 1905. 8vo. pp. 452-670. 111. 

Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York. 1777-1795-- 
1801-1804. Vols. VII., VIII. Published by the State of New Yorlt, com- 
piled and arranged by Hugh Hastings, State Historian. Vol. VII. issued as 
Appendix ** N," Third Annual Report of the State Historian. Albany : Oliver 
A. Quale, State Legislative Printer. 1904. 8vo. pp. lvl-|-633 ; xxxvU-f467. 
lU. Maps. 

The North Carolina Booklet. Vol. V. No. 1. July, 1905. Published by the 
North Carolina Society of Daughters of the Revolution. [Raleigh, N. C. 
1906.] 8vo. pp. 71. 111. 
The contents of this number of the '* Booklet " are : ** The Genesis of Wake 

County," •• St. Paul's Church, Edenton, N. C," *• Life of William Hooper, 

Signer of the Declaration of Independence," and a supplement, to this last, on 

the Hooper family. 

Blockade of Quebec in 1775-1776 by the American Bevolutionists (Les Baston- 
nais). Published by the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, and edi- 
ted by Fred. C. WUrtelk, Librarian. Quebec: The Daily Telegraph Job 
Printing House. 1905. 8vo. pp. xiv-|-307. 111. 

This is called the " Seventh Series of Historical Documents,' 1906." It com- 
prises ** Historic Tablets at Quebec," ** Alnslle's Journal," •• Journal lent by D. 
James Bain," *• Orderly Book," •' List of Officers of Royal Highland Emigrants," 
•* Roster of French Canadian Militia." The Ainslie Journal Is by Thomas Ains- 
lie, who at the time of the Blockade was Collector of Customs at the Port of 
Quebec. The other Journal was bought In London, and Is called *' Journal of 

110 Book JTotices. [Jan. 

the most remarkable occurrences in Quebec, since Arnold appeared before the 
Town on the Uth November 1776." 

List and Station of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Navy of the 
United States and of the Marine CorpSt on the Active Listy and Officers on the 
Retired List employed on Active Duty. July 1, 1905. Washington : Govern- 
ment Printing Office. 1905. 8vo. pp. 161. 

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion, 
Published under the direction of the Hon. Paul Morton, Secretary of the 
Navy, by Mr. Cuarlks W. Stewart, Superintendent Library and Naval War 
Records. By authority of an Act of Congress approved July 31, 1894. Series 
1— Vol. 19. West Gulf Blockading Squadron from July 15, 1862, to March 
14, 1863. Washington : Government Printing Office. 1*906. 8vo. pp. xvl-|- 
968. III. 

Whalley and Goffe in New England. 1660-1680. An Enquiry into the Origin 
of the Angel of Hadley Legend. By George Sheldon. Reprinted from the 
Introduction to the New Edition of Jndd*s History of Hadley by H. B. Hant- 
ting & Co., Springfield, Mass. 1905. dvo. pp. xxxlv. Portraits. 
Doubtless there are many who will be glad to possess this reprint of Mr. 

Sheldon's " Enquiry,'' in which, as he says, he *' has given a final quietus to the 

angel story being accepted as history." 

Address of James P. Baxter, Mayor of Portland, Maine, at the Meeting of the 
American Institute of Instruction, July 10, 1905. [Portland. 1906.] Large 
8vo. pp. 8. 

Andover Theological Seminary. Alumni Letter. Andover, Mass., June 20, 1905. 
Large 8vo. pp. 16. 
This ** Letter " is a report of the year's work at the Seminary 

Constitution and By-Laws and Membership California Society of the Sons of the 
American Revolution. 1905-1906. [San Francisco. 1906.] 82mo. pp. 31. 

77^6 Canadian Club of Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts, U. S. A. 

1905. 8vo. pp. 41. 

This club consists chlefiy of University students from Canada, and contains 
a list of such members as have attended the University during the last century. 

Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada. Second Series. 
Volume X. Meeting of June, 1904. For sale by James Hope & Son, Otta- 
wa; The Copp-Clark Co. (Limited), Toronto; Bernard Quaritch, London, 
Eng. 1906. Large 8vo. Variously paged. III. Maps. 
The portions of the " Transactions" which treat of subjects of a historical 
and biographical nature are the first two sections, in which are found such pa- 
pers as " L'honorable Joseph Royal — Sa vie — Ses oeuvres," ** Le Haut Canada 
avant*1616," **A Monograph of the Origins of Settlements in the Province of 
New Brunswick," and •* Thomas Pownall— His Part in the Conquest of Canada." 

Friday Afternoon Club. Farmington, New Hampshire. 1905-1906. [Farm- 

ington, N. H. 1905.] 32mo. pp. 8. 

This booklet contains a ** Calendar," members, constitution and by-laws, and 
officers of a ladies' club. 

Proceedings of the Lexington Historical Society , and Papers relating to the His- 
tory of the Town presented at some of its Meetings. Vol. III. Lexington, 
Mass. : Published by the Lexington Hist. Soc. 1905. 8vo. pp. 183+xxvi. 

The papers here published are " Hon. Thomas Hancock," " Dr. Stillman 
Spauldlng," ♦• Cambridge Farms," •* Charles Follen," •' Lexington Branch Rail- 
road," •'•Lexington Centennial," " Third Meeting House," *• Epitaphs in Bury- 
ing-Grounds," •* Concord Turnpike," *• Early Days of High School," •* The Mon- 
roe Tavern," *• Clockmaklng in Lexington," and ••Saving Hancook-Clarke 
House." The portrait is one of Rev. Carlton A. Staples. 

The Register of the Lynn Historical Society, Lynn, Mass., for the year 1903^ 
Lynn, Mass. : Frank S. Whitten, Printer. 1905. 8vo. pp. 82. Hi. 

1906 . ] Book Notices. Ill 

Besides the usual contents of publications of this nature, this Register con- 
tains a section of ** Necrologies," the sketches being accompanied by portraits. 

Begister of the Officers and Members of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State 
of Maine. Also History^ Roster and Record of Colonel Jedidiah Prehle*s RegV' 
tnentf Campaign of 1758, together uoUh Capt, Samnel Cohb*s Journal. Port- 
land : Marks Printing House. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 180. III. 

Register of the Massachusetts Society of Colonial Dames of America. 1893- 
1905. Boston : Printed for the Society. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 428. III. 
By systematic and orderly arrangement of the names of the members and of 
the ancestors, by good print and good paper, the ladies in charge have not only 
secured individual credit in the production of this volume, but have Issued a 
register which will serve as a model and enhance the regulation of the society. 
The concise, crisp citation of ancestors' service exhibits a wide acquaintance 
with colonial and provincial New England history, and will constitute this 
handy volume an authority in its peculiar field. 6bo. A. Gordon. 

Qrand Chapter. Vol. XL Part IV. The Eightieth Annual Convocation, held at 
Portland, May 2 and 3, 1905. Stephen Berry, Printer, 37 Plum St., Port- 
land. [1905.] Large 8vo. pp. 299-438-|-lv. 

Qrand CouncU of Maine. Vol. V. Part X. 1905. The Fifty-first Annual As- 
sembly. Held at Portland, May 3, 1905. Stephen Berry, Printer, 37 Plum 
St., Portland. 8vo. pp. 785-873-fvl. Portrait. 
The '* Grand Council " of the title Is the '* Grand Council of Royal and Select 

Masters ** of the Masonic fraternity. 

Grand Lodge of Maine. Vol. XX. Part II. The Eighty-sixth Annual Commu- 
nication, held at Portland, May 2, 3 and 4, 1905. Stephen Berry, Printer, 37 
Plum St., Portland. [1905.] Large 8vo. pp. 199-334-|-vl. 

Proceedings of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted 
Masons of the Commonwealth of Mctssachusetts, in union with the Most Ancient 
and Honorable Grand Lodges in Europe and America^ according to the Old Con' 
stitutions. Quarterly Communications, March 8, June 14, 1905. Special 
Communications, March 14, June 6, 10, 1905. Boston : The Rockwell and 
Churchill Press. 1906. Two volumes. 8vo. pp. 114. 

The Proceedings and Transactions of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, Hali- 
fax, Nova Scotia. Vol. XL Part L Session of 1902-1903. With 18 Plates. 
Halifax: Printed for the Institute by the McAlpine Publishing Co., Ltd. 
Date of Publication : 27th March, 1905. Price to Non-Members : One half- 
dollar. 8vo. pp. xv-|-162-|-lii. 

Tear Book No. 10 of the Oneida Historical Society, at Ulica, N. Y., 1905. Mun- 
son- Williams Memorial. [Utica. 1905.] 8vo. pp. xxiv-|-168. III. 
The papers contained in this number are : ** The Genius of Anglo-Saxon Law 
and luKtitutions contrasted with the Latin Civilization of Imperialism," '*The 
Mohawk Valley, a Channel of Civilization," '* Colonization and Civil Govern- 
ment In the Tropics," *' Recollections of the Oneida Bar," and '* McKinley and 
the Spanish War." 

Annual Proceedings. Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution. 1904^ 
1905. Philadelphia. 1905. 4to. pp. 67. III. 

Dransactions of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec. Sessions of 1903 
to 1905. No. 25. Quebec : The Daily Telegraph Job Printing House. 1905. 
8vo. pp. 75. 111. 

Besides various reports, and lists of officers and members, this number con- 
tains an article on " Education In Quebec in the 17th Century." 

Hie John P. Branch Historical Papers of Randolph- Macon College. Published 
Annually by the Department of History. Vol. II. No. 1. June, 1905. Rich- 
mond: William Ellis Jones, Printer. 1905. 8vo. pp. 142. Price ^1.00. Ad- 
dress Wm. E. Dodd, Editor, Ashland, Va. 

The principal articles in this number are: "Spencer Roane," "Robert R. 
Livingstone," " Roane on the National Constitution," and "Roane Correspon- 

112 Deaths. [Jan. 

Proceedings of the Vermont Historical Society, 1903-1904. With Amended 
CoDstitQtion and List of Members. President's Address : The Recent Dis- 
covery and Recovery of the Original Records of the Early Vermont Conven- 
tions. Paper; " Commodore Thomas Macdonough," Hon. Charles H. Darling. 
Paper: ** Soldiers of the Revolutionary War Bnried in Vermont, and Anec- 
dotes and Incidents Relating to Some of Them," Walter H. Crockett. With 
Lists of Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Vermont. Burlington : Free Press 
Association. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 168. 
The contents have been indexed. 

Cfeneral Catalogue of the Officers and Graduates of Williams College. 1905. 
11795-1905.) WiUiamstown, Mass. Published by the College. [T.R.Mar- 
vin & Son, Printers. Boston, Mass.] 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 281. 

Proceedings of the Wiscasset Fire Society at its Four Hundred and Nineteenth 
Quarterly Meeting, July 20, 1905. Wiscasset, Maine : Reprinted from the 
Sheepscot Echo. 1905. 8vo. pp. 40. 111. 

The Orafton Chart Index. The Chrafton Genealogical Notebook {Chart Index 
Form to accompany the Grafton Chart Index.) The Chrafton Genealogical Note- 
book American Form. The Grafton Press, Genealogical Publishers, 70 Fifth 
Avenue, New York. Grafton Chart Index and Note Book, $1.25 net. Graf- 
ton American Form Note Book, 25 cents net. 

This is a semi-circular chart providing space for recording ten generations 
by their names only. An index number for each name refers to a page of the 
Notebook, which consists of blank pages only, where data on each ancestor can 
be entered. 

The American Form Notebook is convenient in size and is made up of six 
forms, each containing eight pages arranged to receive the data of a whole family. 
Among its most desirable features are noticed the perforated pages which can be 
detached when filled out and sent at once to the printer. Careful directions for 
use, with a reduced reproduction of four pages properly filled out, are furnished 
for the benefit of the amateur genealogist. a. l. w. 


GuBTAvus Adolphttb HixcKLET, a bene- Retuming to Barnstable in 1872, he 
factor of this Society, was bom in was in 1874 urged to become the Treas- 
Bamstable, Mass^ Aug. 15, 1822, and urer of the Barnstable Savings Bank, 
died at his home in that village, a few then one of the largest banks in south- 
rods from his birthplace, on the 7th of eastern Massachusetts. In 1888 he 
August, 1905, in his eighty-third year. retired from public service, but re- 
While Barnstable was id ways his home, mained a tireless worker up to the year 
his early manhood was spent elsewhere. of his death. 

Leaving his father's house at the age Mr. Hinckley's tastes were scholarly 

of eighteen, for Boston, he was m a store and literary, and the "midnight oil" 

on Long Wharf for a few years, and was freely burned. He was always 

then thoroughly learned the trade of greatly interested in historical and 

a machinist, becoming well skilled in genealogical matters pertaining to the 

the various branches of that business. Old Colony. He was a lineal descend- 

and was sent to different parts of this ant of Gov. Thomas Hinckley, Rev. 

country and to Cuba, putting up en- John Lothrop the first settled minister 

gines and giving instruction in me- of Barnstable, Rev. John Robinson of 

ohanics. He later went to Lake Leyden, John Howland and others of 

Superior, and was employed as Super- the Mayflower, the old families of Gor- 

intendentofthePewabic Copper Mines, ham, Easterbrook, Davis, and others, 

and after the discovery of oil in Penn- He took a great interest in his native 

sylvania, he became the manager of an town, and it is said that his ** Rebellion 

oil- farm there for several years. Record," prepared at the expense of 




mach time and labor and presented to 
the town of Barnstable, is one of the 
most complete in the Commonwealth. 

Mr. Hinckley was very painstaking 
and accurate. He had copies made for 
himself of idl the early records of the 
town of Barnstable, the early volumes 
of the County Probate Records, and 
the early Church records, and had the 
same carefully compared and fully in- 
dexed. He also personally yisitcd all 
the burying grounds and cemeteries in 
all the different villages of the town, and 
had a complete record of the names and 
dates on all the tombstones and monu- 
ments, as well as pictorial representa- 
tions of many of the headstones, en- 
graved by himself. He was well known 
and appreciated by pneople dwelling in 
nearly every State in the Union, to 
whom he gladly and freely gave of his 
information concerning their ancestry, 
and was always ready to be interviewed 
by any one interested in the Old Colony 
and its early settlers. A well known 
genealogist writes of him : *< Since the 
days of Amos Otis no man has done so 
much to preserve the records, monu- 
ments and history of his native town 
as he has done. But little of his work 
has been published, but it has all been 
preserved, and will be of great value to 
those interested in the early history of 
the town. He wrote the history of 
each man who represented Barnstable 
in the Civil War ; he was an authority 
upon the history of the early settlers, 
and gave freely to all inquirers copies 
of his notes. Mr. Hinckley was a true 
country gentleman. He loved the his- 
tory of Barnstable. He once said, * In 
passing the old milestones I feel like 
taking off my hat in honor of the first 
settlers who placed them there.' " 

Mr. Hinckley was never married. He 
lived a plain unostentatious life, and by 
reason of his modest living and quiet, 
economical habits he was enabled from 
his moderate earnings and careful sav- 
ings to provide perpetually for the 
children of others. His gifts or be- 
quests of $16,000 to the Boston Univer- 
sity to assist deserving students not 
wholly able to get such education as 
they desired ; $6000 to the St. Luke's 
Hospital at New Bedford to provide a 
free bed for those of his native town, 
or county, who should be unable to 
provide for themselves such needed 
medical treatment; and a bequest of 
$6000 to the State Board of Education 
for the benefit of those partially unable 
to bear the expense of a Normal School 
training, evince his interest in' social 
and educational matters, and in the 

welfeure of those yet to come to inhabit 
that portion of our Commonwealth so 
loved by Mr. Hinckley ; while his be- 
quest to this Society of all his " records 
relating to public or genealogical mat- 
ters, whether bound or unlK>und, in- 
cluding several volumes of memorial 
inscriptions in the cemeteries and bury- 
ing grounds in the town of Barnstable," 
not only shows his interest in its wd- 
fare, but a desire to furnish, after his 
death, to those interested, the help and 
information he so willingly and gene- 
rously bestowed during his life. 

Mr. Hinckley was in religious be- 
lief and training a Unitarian, and his 
bequests to the Orthodox, Baptist, and 
Episcopal Societies in Barnstable, as 
well as to the Unitarian Society, serve 
sufficiently to show that he was broad- 
minded, earnest and sincere, and de- 
sirous of assisting, as his means would 
allow, those who were trying to better 
themselves and to make others better 
and happier. F. H. L. 

Bamttable, Mass, 

Chablbs William Manwarino, gene- 
alogist and member of the Connecticut 
Historical Society, passed away on 
Saturday, Aug, 19, 1906, in Hartford, 
Conn., where he had resided many years. 

He was bom in Waterford, New 
London County, Conn., May 9, 1829, 
and was a descendant of one of the 
oldest families in Connecticut, the Man- 
warings being among the earliest set- 
tlers of that State, and their genealogy 
being easily traceable for many genera- 
tions before the settlement of the New 
World. Li his young manhood he be- 
came a builder and contractor, but his 
love for books and research led him to 
take up a line of work which has re- 
sulted in his leaving behind him a 
monument more enduring than stone, 
and a work which will be more and 
more appreciated as future generations 
come and go. 

Mr. Manwaring was about seventy 
years old when he conceived the idea 
of putting into a concise and durable 
form the contents of the original books 
of probate records of Connecticut, part 
of which were in the State Capitol and 
part in the Halls of Record at Hartford, 
and all of which, from excessive use 
and the lapse of time, are rapidly ap- 
proaching a condition when access to 
them will be obtained with difficulty. 
Having conceived the idea, he immedi- 
ately began the work of putting it into 
a practical form, and for the remaining 
years of his life labored incessantly and 
under great physical disability, and 




Bucceeded in bringing bis compilation 
down to 1760, comprising tbe first fif- 
teen of tbe original books, and wbicb 
is now being issued in tbree octavo 
volumes, two of them having already 
been published, and the third about to 
be issued. To this work he has given 
the title, ** A Digest of Early Probate 
Records of Connecticut," and while it 
is a work of great value to reference 
libraries, genealogiets, and all who are 
interested in tracing their ancestry, it 
is also a pioneer work in its line, point- 
ing the way to what may be done in 
other parts of the State and in sister 
States in the way of putting their an- 
cient and valuable records into a form 
that will forever insure against their 
loss or destruction. Only great pa- 
tience, determination, courage, and an 
abiding faith in the merits of the work 
could have brought about its production, 
especially at such an advanced age, and 
Connecticut was fortunate in possessing 
among her citizens one who was equip- 
ped with such necessary qualifications, 
and the State has recognized his labors 
by purchasing copies of the work for 
official use. 

It is a sad fact that on the day fol- 
lowing the completion of his great com- 
pilation he succumbed to the fatal disease 
which at last took him away — a can- 
cerous a£fection of the throat — thus 
showing with what great courage and 
suffering he must have pursued his 
laborH on the latter part of his work. 
For nine months he patiently bore his 
affliction, until death released him, leav- 
ing a work that will preserve his name 
forever. Gbo. E. Wright. 

Hartford^ Conn, 

Philtp Adsit Fisher, minister and gene- 
alogist, compiler of the Fisher Qene- 
alogy, died of tuberculosis, Feb. 26, 
19U5, at Highland, Cal., aged 36 years. 
He was bom at San Francisco, Cal., 
Nov. 11, 1869, the younger of the two 
sons of Sidney Augustus and Julia 
(Brigham) Fisher, was educated in the 
San Francisco Boys' High School and 
University of California, and graduated 
from the San Francisco Theological 
Seminary in 1898, taking charge of the 
Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, 
Contra Costa County, immediately after 

On June 6, 1890, he married Emma 
Florence Donner, and a daughter, Angie 
Florence Fisher, was born to them, June 
8, 1891. In Sept., 1902, Mr. FUher be- 
came pastor of the Presbyterian Church 

of Mill City, Oregon, where he re- 
mained until his health failed, two years 
later. Thinking that a change of cli- 
mate might benefit him he journeyed to 
Southern California, where he lived but 
a brief month. Mr. Fisher was a man 
of studious habits. He loved nature 
and had traveled extensively. . He was 
very ambitious in his work, in spite of 
the fact that he was laboring under 
great physical infirmities which would 
have discouraged a less arduous man. 
Lot Anffelet, Cal. • « • 

Jambs R. B. Hathaway, for many years 
an antiquarian of repute in the history 
and genealogy of North Carolina, died 
at Merry Hill, N. C, Sept. 22, 1904. 
He was the editor and publisher of the 
•• North Carolina Historical and Genea- 
logical Register," a magazine full of his- 
torical material. The number of the 
magazine upon which he was at work 
was completed by his pen, and this 
will close the issuance of a most valu- 
able publication. This "Register" is 
a witness of the wealth of material yet 
to be studied by the students of North 
Carolina history and family life. Mr. 
Hathaway was known as the "Old 
Mortality of the Albemarle." His home 
was at Edington, of which place he was 
mayor for a long series of years. 

(Rev.) Anson Titus. 
Somerville, Matt, 

Hbnrt Lbbbbub Oak, an eminent au- 
thor and scholar, died at his home at 
Seigler Spring8,Califomia, May 20,1906. 
He was bom in Garland, Maine, May 
13, 1846. He attended Bowdoin Col- 
lege, thence to Dartmouth College, 
where he graduated in 1865. In 1866 
he became librarian and chief assist- 
ant of Hubart H. Bancroft, who pub- 
lished a series of volumes upon the 
Pacific Coast. In this capacity Mr. 
Oak served eighteen years, when ill 
health forced him to retire. It is con- 
ceded that Mr. Oak wrote the five vol- 
umes concerning "The Native Races 
of the Pacific Coast.** In semi- retire- 
ment he became interested in the gene- 
alogy of the Oak, Oaks, and Oakes fami- 
lies, and left a manuscript history of the 
same, which, if not published, will be 
deposited in the Library of this Society. 
His father was the Hon. Lebbeus Oak, 
historian of Garland, Maine. The fol- 
lowing is his paternal line of ances- 
tors : Lebbeus,* Beiyamin,* Nathaniel,* 
John,* Nathaniel^ of Marlborough. 

(Rev.) Anson Trrus. 
*SomorviBe, Matt, 


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VOL. LX. 9 



APRIL, 1906. 


By William Caryeb Bates, Esq. 

The subject of this sketch was treasurer of the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society from 1871 to 1904, when he resigned 
on account of failing health, serving the Society with surpassing 
faithfulness and accuracy. When he became treasurer, the assets 
of the Society were about $10,000, and the yearly income no more 
than $1,500; at the termination of his service, the assets had in- 
creased to above $200,000, outside of the invaluable library, and 
the annual income was about $10,000. It is no small matter to 
have accounted for the finances for such a period without criticism 
or error, and Mr. Torrey's success in this field of activity might 
well have satisfied his desire to serve others with faithfulness, but 
he was for most of this long period the treasurer of the Boston and 
Providence Railroad, and, in the later years, also of the Old Colo- 
ny Railroad, which meant the charge of one million to two million 
dollars annual income, for much of the time. Mr. Torrey's long 
service as treasurer of the Society, and as ex officio member of the 
Council, endeared him to many fellow workers and others who met 
him often in the various activities of a busy and long extended 
period. An opportunity was given to some of these friends to ex- 
press briefly their appreciatiation of Mr. Torrey's character, and 
these tributes follow, somewhat condensed to meet the exigency of 
a limited space, and will precede a more detailed mention of the 
genealogy and outward events in his life. 

It is with a monrnful pleasure that I recall my memories of the late 
treasurer of the Society, Mr. Torrey. My acquaintance with him dates 
back through the past quarter of a century, and I met him frequently dur- 
ing that period, and at one time almost daily, either in the business world 
or at 18 Somerset Street 

Ilis genial disposition was always apparent, something unusual in this 
world where one is apt to be depressed by upsets in business or by ill 
health. This genial nature was with him to the last, and at more social 
functions than the meetings of the Society, during the past two years, 

VOL. LX. 9 

116 Benjamin Barstow Torrey. [April, 

though he enjoyed the occasions, I marked with pain his increasing infirm- 

His appreciation of the eccentricities of his fellow-men was keen, and 
there is no class in which these weaknesses appear more frequently than in 
genealogists and students of history. His remarks, however, were never 
inspired by malice. 

His labors were always highly valued by his fellow members, and when 
dissension entered the ranks he continued his labors, looking only to the 
welfare of the Society, and his position was appreciated by all. 

To the late faithful librarian, John Ward Dean, this country and even 
England is indebted for advancing the study of New England genealogy 
and history. The people of the States owe him still more in the advan- 
tages derived from a free access to the store house mainly gathered through 
his labor. In this life work, he was wisely and conscientiously assisted, in 
its financial affairs, by Mr. Torrey, a busy man, but one who gave his time, 
quietly and gratuitously, without any desire for fame. 

I can also testify to his devotion to family ties, in the care of his invalid 

His lack of a large estate at his death was a surprise to many, but it was 
only another proof of his devotion to his kindred and his disinterested 
services to the Society. Walter Kendall Watkins. • 

Mr. Torrey was a good friend of mine for many years. The acquaint 
ance began when he with Mrs. Torrey passed a winter in Milton in order 
to be near Mrs. Sampel Adams — a sister of Mrs. Torrey 's— a neighbor 
and friend of ours. He always impressed me as eminently faithful and 
loyal in every relation of life. His devotion to his invalid wife was very 
beautiful — he seemed to be a token of strength to all of his family and 
friends — giving most liberally of his means to those less fortunate than him- 
self. He was sent for several years as a delegate to the Diocesan Convention 
from his parish Church of St. Andrew at Hanover. It is needless to say he 
was faithful to his duties and responsibilities — as in every other position of 
trust where he was placed. We all knew of his long and honorable con- 
nection with the Providence Railroad as treasurer — and of the esteem and 
regard of his fellow officers for him. His devotion and interest in the So- 
ciety and lasting effort in its behalf extending over a period of forty years 
— we all remember with gratitude. His genial and pleasant greeting w ill 
be long missed by his many friends so long identified with him in the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society. His love for the old Torrey 
homestead, so long in the Torrey family, was very noticeable, and I shall 
never forget a most charming visit enjoyed there during Mrs. Torrey's life- 
time. It affords me much pleasure to add my simple tribute to that of 
others who hold a more clever pen. Cornelia Towns end. 

My acquaintance with the late Mr. Benjamin Barstow Torrey, long time 
Treasurer of the New England Historic Grenealogical Society, was very 
slight The impression left on my mind is that of a courteous official with 
whom it was a pleasure to have dealings, a genial, kindly gentleman, 
whose abiding cheerfulness, closely akin to " Jest and youthful Jollity," 
often finding expression in jocose remarks, made him ever a welcome pres- 
ence in the Society's rooms. Mary H. Graves. 

1906.] Benjamin Barstow Torrey. 117 

My relations with Mr. Torrey were more as a personal friend than as an' 
officer of the Society, as he was a relative of mine and we had many inter- 
ests in common. As an officer he was kindness and indulgence itself, as a 
msai he was genial and sweet natured, with many acquaintances but few 
intimate friends — I think he cared for very few in that way. He was a 
good raconteur, and enjoyed himself greatly when in contact with bright 
minds and exchanging good stories, and he was a devoted husband and 
brother. Susan C. Kennedt. 

My acquaintance with Mr. Torrey began before I knew him in official 
relations, in the New England Historic Genealogical Society. That he 
was a gentleman in the true sense of the word cannot be doubted, and I 
found him to be so in my early intercourse with him. Honest, we know 
he was. Kind hearted, no one will dispute. Although I was not so inti- 
mate with him as were some others in our Society, I knew him well enough 
to know that all good qualities were his, and the reverse, never. 

The Society does well to honor his memory with more than a passing 
notice. Aaron Sargent. 

Our associate, Benjamin Barstow Torrey, was a business man of ability, 
occupying a position where he had ample opportunity to exercise his char- 
acteristic courtesy and patience. As treasurer of the Boston and Provi* 
denoe Railroad Company for many years, and later also of the Old Colony 
Railroad Company, thousands of people knew him as an agreeable gentle- 
man who performed his duties, especially those connected with the transfer 
of shares of the capital stock, in an exceptionally considerate and obliging 
manner. Thoroughly understanding his business, he never departed from 
fundamental principles, but would waive petty technicalities and did all in 
his power to unravel the legal tangles that peculiar conditions had created. 
Apart from the really difficult problems that came to him for solution, 
there were a multitude of instances where helpless people, some of them 
ignorant, were greatly puzzled as to what to do, and all such found in Mr. 
Torrey a kind friend, who cordially gave much time to assisting them. 
In many such cases, presumably, there was but slight recognition of his 
kindness, but a great number did appreciate it, and he was one of the most 
popular corporation treasurers in Boston. It does not appear that any 
court ever questioned an act of his or the correctness of his conclusions, 
or that the railroads or any individual ever lost a cent in consequence of 
his disposition to facilitate the transfer of stock. By his business asso- 
ciates Mr. Torrey was highly esteemed, and there was never a higher 
official that the humbler employees liked better than they did Treasurer 
Torrey. Absolutely honest, he possessed abilities that his quiet unassum- 
ing ways could not conceal, and the record of his life is that of a compe- 
tent ofRcial and a kind and good man. To me it is a pleasure to pay even 
this inadequate tribute to his memory. Geo. Kuhn Clarke. 

I am glad to have an opportunity of expressing my admiration of the 
character of our late Treasurer, Benjamin Barstow Torrey, who in his 
quiet and unobtrusive life had endeared himself to a large number of friends 
and associates. 

My intimate acquaintance with him was formed in the latter part of his 
life, beginning when I was elected one of the Auditing Committee of the 
Society, and in that capacity I had an opportunity of learning how devoted 

118 Benjamin Barstow Torrey. [April, 

he was to the Society : how carefully he guarded its iDterests, and how 
painstaking he was in carrying out his work as its treasurer. When the 
time came for him to relinquish his duties, owing to steadily increasing 
physical infirmities, it was almost like the parting from a beloYed friend to 
^ye up his books and accounts, which he had so long and patiently cared 
for : like a mother separating herself from a child for whom to sacrifice 
herself had become a part of her life. 

Without disparaging by contrast the work of his predecessors, or of his 
successors, it can be truly said that he was a model officer, whose duties 
never have been nor ever will be more creditably carried out than during 
his administration. 

When such a friend is taken from us, it creates a void which cannot 
easily be filled. Chableb S. Penhallow. 

I beg to say that, strong as were the words of commendation uttered 
and the resolutions adopted at the close of Mr. Benjamin Barstow Torrey's 
long services as Treasurer of the New England Historic Genealogicul So- 
ciety, it still seems to me that we nevertheless scarcely appreciate the im- 
mense value of his quiet, constant service. He always had the welfare of 
the Society at heart, and no one took more pride than he in the growth of 
our funds from well nigh nothing at the beginning, to approximately three 
hundred thousand dollars at the close of his term of office as treasurer. 

He did not, and indeed could not, personally contribute largely to the 
funds of the Society, but as auditor of the treasurer's accounts I have ob- 
served that he always favored strictly safe investments, and that he gave 
freely a vast amount of valuable time in order that the Society's books 
might be properly kept. 

The Society is certainly to be congratulated that, while still in the full 
vigor of manhood, he consented to sit for the excellent portrait which 
Capt. A. A. Folsom and others of his friends secured for the office of the 
Society, — a fitting recognition of his long and valuable service. 

HosEA Starr Ballou. 

I saw in the Herald the other day a notice of the death of Mr. B. B. 
Torrey, and as he had led a good life, reached an advanced age, sustained 
a good name, and gained the love of all his friends and the respect of all 
who knew him, why should we mourn his decease when his powers had 
failed? Francis H. Fuller. 

On receipt of the tribute of recognition of Mr. Torrey as treas- 
urer, the Society adopted this at the meeting. May 4, 1904, in 
recognition of his services : 

The members of the New England Historic Genealogical Society unani- 
mously place upon its records their testimonial of regret that its late treas- 
urer, Benjamin Barstow Torrey, has felt compelled to relinquish the 
duties of tiiat responsible office. 

Elected a member of this Society, May 4th, 1864, its assistant treasurer 
on January 5th, 1870, and its Treasurer on January 4th, 1871 ; Mr. Tor- 
rey has for forty years been an highly esteemed Counsellor and, as the 
custodian of the Society's moneys and securities for thirty three years, a 
trusted and valued official. 

The Society's fund, increasing from $9,713.81, in 1870, to the sum of 
$313,671.37, at the termination of his trust, shows the painstaking care 

1906.] Benjamin Bar stow Torrey. 119 

and laly>r he has performed ; a laborious service, that he has cheerfully 
and freely rendered and made us his debtor. 

For his steadfast and unswerving fidelity to our society's best interests, 
for his splendid financial record and for his uniform courtesy and good 
fellowship, we heartily thank him, and cordially wish him that tranquil 
rest and freedom from care that a faithful service of so many years merits. 

The following Minutes and Resolutions were adopted at the stated 
meeting of the Society, November 1, 1905 : 

The Society should place upon its records an acknowledgment of its 
deep indebtedness and gratitude to the late Benjamin Barstow Torrey, a 
life member since 1864, and for his long continued and pecuniarily unre- 
quited service to the Society as Treasurer from 1871 to 1904, a period of 
thirty-three years' continuous service. When he came to the treasurership 
the assets of the Society were about $10,000; when he resigned on ac- 
count of failing health in 1904, the property of the Society had increased 
outside of the invaluable library, to over $200,000. To conduct these 
large accounts with faithful and accurate fidelity for more than thirty 
years would seem to be an accomplishment to gratify the ambition of an 
ambitious man, but Treasurer Torrey modestly pursued his way apparently 
unaware of doing anything out of the usual, and all this time he was 
Treasurer of the Boston and Providence Railroad, whose earnings in- 
creased from $1,066,000 annually to $1,905,000 annually, and during the 
last ten years he was also Treasurer of the Old Colony Railroad. In each 
of these positions Mr. Torrey betrayed not only an expected fidelity, but 
his intercourse with associates and with the public was always urbane and 
courteous, often under the irritating pressure of ill health, and his friends 
testify to the constant cheer of his presence. 

A number of friends associated for many yeai-s in various relations of 
life with Mr. Torrey, have sent to the Society tributes of respect and af- 
fection ; these will be preserved in the archives as a memorial volume 
constituting, we believe, a memorial tender and true, endearing and digni- 
fied as well befits the character of a man so faithful and pure. 

Whereas, Death has removed from us one who was for many years a 
firm friend, an active member, and a trusted officer of the Society, 

Therefore, We, the members of the New England Historic Genealogical 
Society, do hereby place upon record our deep sense of loss by the death 
of our associate, Benjamin Barstow Torrey, and our thankful remembrance 
and sincere appreciation of his work while with us. 

Bom of sturdy New England stock, he inherited those qualities of mind 
and heart which such an ancestry often transmits to its descendants. Be- 
ginning an active life at an early age, he remained a lifetime in the service 
of a great corporation and for nearly forty years was its trusted and faith- 
ful treasurer, serving it with ability and discretion, adding during ten years 
of that service the duties of the treasurership of a kindred corporation. 
Elected treasurer of this Society in 1871, succeeding the late William 
Blanchard Towne, he brought to its lesser duties those traits of integrity 
and honesty of purpose which characterized his life in broader fields ; and 
for thirty-three years, a longer service than has been borne by any other 
treasurer of the Society, he was an efficient adviser and conservator in 
financial matters. As a member of the Council, his genial temper, good- 
fellowship, and sound judgment gave him the respect and friendship of his 

120 Benjamin Bar$tow Torrey. [April, 

Benjamin Barstow Torrey of Boston was a native of Pembroke, 
Plymouth County, Mass., bom November 22, 1837, son of Capt. 
Haviland and Salome (Barstow) Torrey, a lineal descendant of 
Captain William Torrey of Weymouth (lt)40), and numbered 
among his emigrant ancestors several other early settlers of the 
Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth Colonies. The Torrey line is 
William,* William,* Haviland,* William,^ William,* Haviland,* 
Benjamin Barstow'. Capt. Haviland* Torrey was bom at Pem- 
broke, October 29, 1791, and died August 26, 1865. His wife 
Salome, born at Hanover, July 24, 1801, died May 3, 1878, was 
a daughter of John Burden and Betsey (Eells) Barstow, of Hano- 
ver. Her father, John Burden* Barstow, was bora in 1764, and 
was a descendant, in the fifth generation, of William' Barstow who 
came to New England in 1635, was at Dedham in 1636, a freeman 
at Scituate in 1649, and the first recorded settler in the locality now 
called Hanover, Mass. The line of descent was through his son 
William,* Jr., born at Scituate in 1652; Benjamin,* bom in 1690, 
whose second wife was Sarah Burden ; Thomas,^ who married Sa- 
rah, daughter of John Studley ; to John Burden* Barstow, above 
named, who was a ship builder, and who held the rank of Colonel 
in the State Militia. His homestead at Hanover was known as 
"Broad Oak Farm." Col. John B. Barstow died in Hanover at 
the advanced age of ninety years, having survived his wife Betsey 
(Eells) Barstow, who died in 1852, in her ninety-first year. 

Capt. Haviland Torrey and his wife Salome had five children, 
two of whom, Benjamin Barstow and Herbert, reached maturity. 
Herbert died suddenly, at the South Terminal Station, Boston, on 
July 24, 1901. 

Benjamin Barstow Torrey was educated at the Hanover Acade- 
my, 1851-1855, and at the University Grammar School at Provi- 
dence, R. I., which he attended about one year. He taught in one 
of the district schools of Milton, a few terms, making his home 
with the Misses Bent, of one of the old families there. In 1875 
he married Miss Abbie Bent, who died Sept. 9, 1897. He died 
Sept. 11, 1905. 

Mr. Torrey entered the service of the Boston and Providence 
Railroact in 1858, in the freight department as receiving clerk ; in 
1860 he was transferred to the General Passenger OflSce; was 
made Treasurer's Clerk in 1861 ; and became Treasurer in 1867. 
He retired from this latter position in 1904, receiving a moderate 
pension. In 1893 he became Treasurer of the Old Colony Rail- 
road, and resigned his three treasurerships in 1904, on account of 
failing health. Mr. Torrey had been Treasurer of the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society since 1871, and a life member 
since 1864. He was a member of the Society of Colonial Wars, 
since 1900. 

1906.] Inscriptions at Preston^ Conn. 121 

Inheriting his grandfather's estate, ** Broad Oak," he occupied it 
a number of years as a summer residence, and was a communicant 
of St. Andrew's (Episcopal) Church and a frequent delegate from 
Hanover Parish to Diocesan Conventions. 

It is not usual for the biographer to enter the cloister walls of 
home to scan the family influences which sweeten and sanctify the 
family life, and in the case of Mr. Torrey these were so uniform 
and pure it is a pleasure to recall the romance of the beginning, 
when the young school teacher turned to the mature matron as his 
ideal of a life long companion, she with maturer judgment gently 
chiding his enthusiasm, and only acceding after many months' ob- 
servation assured her his was no fleeting whim. The many suc- 
ceeding years of happy married life were to all observers an example 
that happiness is an inward state of peace, independent of all arbi- 
trary conditions. Age and failing powers caused no subsidence 
from the high tide of reverent affection upon which the youthful 
suitor embarked. 

Mr. Torrey would not have taken a degree in the modem school 
of High Finance ; it was enough for him to administer faithfully the 
trusts committed to his care. The modem trust, frequently very 
temporary so far as the public is concerned, did not accord with his 
instincts. He did not, perhaps, originate schemes of investment 
for the funds in his charge, but at each scrutiny of the auditors the 
interest was all there, and the trustees or directors passed no sleep- 
less nights on his account, the widow or orphan awoke to no hope- 
less days from his lapses from honor. We cannot doubt he will 
elsewhere receive the highest award — " Tliou hast been faithful, 
enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." 


Communicated by Georob S. Portbr, Esq., of Norwich, Conn. 

Long Society (Cougregational) derived its name from its loca- 
tion on the long, narrow strip of land east of the Thames and She- 
tucket rivers which formed the eastern boundary of the original 
town of Norwich (then nine miles square), and extended from the 
present village of Poquetanuck to that of Plainfield. The church 
was organized in 1726, under the pastoral care of the Rev. Jabez 
Wight. The first meeting-house of the society stood where to-day 
stands its successor, about three miles from the centre of the city 
of Norwich. The church yard, from which many of the older 
gravestones have disappeared, lies immediately in the rear and on 

122 Inscriptions at Preston^ Conn. [April, 

both sides of the meeting-house. When Norwich was divided, in 
1786, Long society become a part of Preston. 

Marget died Sept 6, 1780, aged 11 days. 

Mary died Oct. 5, 1782, aged 4 years and 7 months. 
Children of Calvin and Marget Barstow. 

Abel, son of Abel and Esther Benjamin, died Aug. 9, 1787, in his 22d 

Mrs. Anna, wife of Elijah Benjamin, died June 5, 1794, in her 2l8t 

Also their still-bom child died AprU 31, 1794. 

Deborah, wife of Elijah Benjamin, died Dec. 28, 1804, in her 29th year. 

Eunice, wife of John Benjamin, bom in the vicinity of Boston, Mass., 
1729 ; died August 15, 1772, aged 43 years. 

Elizabeth, wife of Elijah Brewster, died May 12, 1776, in her 4oth 

Priscilla Cook died Feb. 10, 1730-31, in her 15th year. 

Sally, daughter of Amos and Alletty Corning of New York, died Dec. 
15, 1794, aged 7 years. 

Josiah Coming died Feb. 29, 1760, in his 51 st year. 

Jane, relict of Josiah Coming, died March 21, 1803, in her 88th year. 

Nehemiah Corniug died Oct. 7, 1797, in his 8l8t year. 

Freelove, relict of Nehemiah Coming, died Nov. 8, 1809, aged 86 years. 

Lydia P., wife of Jedidiah Coming, died Nov. 29, 1836, aged 41 years. 

Hiram Burtis Coming, son of J^^ and Lydia Corning, died Jan. 10, 
1818, aged 1 year and 7 months. 

Elisha Coming died May 28, 1805, aged 61 years. 

Cyrus Coming died June 16, 1827, aged 59 years, 

Hannah, wife of Elias Corning, died July 13, 1817, aged 30 years. 

Russell Dennis died Jan. 20, 1840, aged 86 years. 

Zipporah, wife of Russell Dennis, died Nov. 27, 1824, aged 69 years. 

Zipporah, wife of James Geer, died March 24, 1739, aged 18 years, 
7 months and 24 days. 

Mrs. Mary Giddings died April 29, 1733, aged 21 years. 

Capt Nathaniel Giddings died Feb. 6, [broken] in his 66th year. 

Barshebe, wife of Levi Giddings, died Sept. 7, 1813, in her 36th year. 

Solomon Giddings, Esq., died June 14, 1727, in his 73d year. 

Andrew, son of Solomon and Sarah Giddings, was lost at sea Sept. 1804, 
in his 21st year. 

Sarah, wife of Solomon Giddings, died July 6, 1784, in her 32d year. 

Woodbury, son of Solomon and Sarah Giddings, died at Havana, Aug. 
19, 1799, in bis 24th year. 

Ruth, relict of Solomon Giddings, died Dec. 15, 1836, aged 74 years. 

John, son of Solomon and Ruth Giddings, died April 15, 1845, in his 
50th year. 

Anna, wife of Minor Grant, died July 24, 1820, aged 32 years. 

Justin P. Grant, son of Minor and Ajina Grant, died Jan. 9, 1824, aged 
4 years. 

Miss Anna Grant, daughter of Minor and Anna Grant, died Sept. 26, 
1832, aged 24 years. 

1906.] Inscriptions at Preston j Oonn. 123 

Elias B. Grant, son of Minor and Ann Grant, died Jan. 18, 1837, aged 
23 years. 

Denison L. Grant died Sept 10, 1845, aged 32 years. 

Peter Greene, Esq., died April 3, 1834, aged 82 years. 

Sarah, wife of Peter Greene, died Jan. 7, 1834, aged 78 years. 

Ebenezer Greene, son of Peter and Sarah Greene, died Aug. 17, 1808, 
aged 28 years. 

Lucy, wife of Benjamin Fitch, died Aug. 20, 1796, in her 29th year. 

Benajah Fitch died Jan. 25, 1805, in his 84th year, 

Sarah, wife of Benajah Fitch, died Feb. 18, 1819, in her 93d year. 

Rufus Fitch died Oct. 19, 1816, aged 51 years. 

Zipporah, wife of Rufns Fitch, di^ June 7, 1821, aged 19. 

Lyman Fitch died April 10, 1819, aged 34 years. 

Washington, son of Russell and Julia A. Fitch, died July 3, 1823, aged 
one year and three months. 

William G., son of Russell aud Julia Fitch, died May 29, 1833, aged 11 

Deacon Benjamin Fitch died Oct 10, 1727, in his 37th year. 

Fanny, wife of Capt George P. Harkness, died May 9, 1838, aged 32 

William L. Harkness, son of George P. and Fanny Harkness, died 
March 8, 1837, ag^ 6 months. 

Paul Hervey died Aug. 13, 1778, in his 30th year. 

Ruth, wife of Nathan Herrick, died Dec. 21, 1815, aged 60 years. [Her 
£r8t husband was Paul Herrey; two stones bear this inscription. See 

John Hervey, son of Paul and Ruth Hervey, died Sept. 30, 1787, in his 
8th year. 

Capt Philip Harvey died Nov. 15, 1815, in his 72d year. 

Elizabeth, relict of Capt. Philip Harvey, died March 20, 1826, aged 77 

Rhoda Hervey died March 6; 1776, aged 4 years and 4 months. 

Philip Hervey died July 5, 1775, aged 1 year and 3 months. 

Philip died at Demarara, Oct 15, 1795, aged 20 years. 
Children of Philip and Elizabeth Hervey. 

Betsey, wife of Col, Paul Harvey, died Sept 11, 1823, aged 34 years. 
[This stone stands in the Greene family row.] 

Ramsford Harvey, son of Joseph and Betsey Harvey, died Aug. 6, 1833, 
aged 1 year. 

Joseph H. Harvey, son of Henry and Elvira Harvey, died Feb. 14, 1845, 
aged 3 months and 15 days. 

Roger Haskel died May 20, 1759, in his 69th year. 

Mary Haskel died March 29, 1752, in her 52d year. 

Roger Haskell died Aug. 14, 1791, in his 55th year. 

John Haskell died Jan. 14, 1762, aged 23 years, 10 months and 12 

Chloe, wife of Benjamin Haskel, died May 20, 1769, in her 25th year. 

Sarah Haskel, daughter of Roger and Anna Haskel, died Oct. 2, 1778, 
in her 6th year. 

Gideon Haskel died June 16, 1798, in his 72d year. 

Ruth, wife of Nathan Herrick, died Dec. 21, 1815, aged 60. [Her first 
husband was Paul Hervey, g. r.] 

Benjamin Hillard died May 5, 1801, in his 49th year. 

124 Inscriptions at Preston^ Conn. [April, 

Sabra, wife of Benjamin Hillard, died April 5, 1808, in her 47th year. 

Capt Moses Hillard died Sept. 30, 1837, aged 57 years. 

Sally, wife of Moses Hillard, and daughter of the late Capt. William 
Pride,*died Sept. 26, 1823, aged 43 years. [See Pride.] 

Sarah Hillard, wife of T. C. Stewart and daughter of Moses and Sally 
Hillard, died at Pass Cavello, Texas, May 10, 1852, aged 34 years. [See 

Martha, wife of Capt. Moses Hillard, died Sept. 29, 1850, aged 60 years. 

Capt. Chester Hillard died at Havana, Oct. 27, 1817, aged 31 years. 

Benjamin F. Hillard was lost at sea near the coast of Spain, July 28, 
1820, aged 19 years. 

George W. Hillard died in the island of Medeira, March 3, 1830, aged 
33 years. Also his wife Sarah C. Hillard died at the same place, Nov. 18, 

1829, ased 29 years. 

Col. Russell Hinckley died April 13, 1845, aged 41 years. 

Sophia, wife of Col. Russell Hinckley, died May 3, 1837, aged 37 years. 

Russell Hiram Hinckley died July 3, 1629, aged 1 year and 7 months. 

Frederick J. Hinckley died June 19, 1831, aged 3 days. 

Russell W. Hinckley was drowned in the River Thames Sept. 2, 1835, 
aged 6 years. 

Frances S. Hinckley died Jan. 14, 1839, aged 7 years. 
Children of Russell and Sophia Hinckley. 

Samuel Holden died July 12, 1826, aged 61 years. 

Ruth, relict of Samuel Holden, died Aug. 2, 1839, aged 74 years. 

Rebekah, daughter of Samuel and Ruth Holden, died Sept 22, 1806, in 
her 11th year. 

Jacob Newton died Sept. 16, 1843, aged 95 years. 

Lydia, widow of Jacob Newton, died Sept 24, 1852, aged 96 years. 

Benjamin Olin died July 31, 1848, aged 80 years. 

Sally, wife of Benjamin Olin, died July 5, 1841, aged 68 years. 

Mr. Jesse Palmer died Aug. 10, 1807, aged 65 years. 

Mrs. Abigail, relect of Jesse Palmer, died June 14, 1825, aged 63 years. 

Capt. William Pride died Jan. 9, 1811, aged 71 years. 

Abigail, relict of Capt. William Pride, died July 3, 1835, aged 90 years. 

Sally, wife of Moses Hillard and daughter of the late Capt. William 
Pride, died Sept 26, 1823, aged 43 years. [See Hillard.] 

Capt. Robert Pride died Aiig. 10, 1819, aged 51 years. 

Capt. James Richards died Feb. 19, 1778, aged 36 years. Also James 
Richards, Jr., died in Demerara, July 8, 1801, aged 23 years. 

Deacon Joseph Roth died May 10, 1774, aged 55 years. 

Sarah, wife of Deacon Joseph Roth, died [broken]. 

Samuel Roath died Dec. 28, 1804, in his 83d year. 

Martha, relict of Samuel Roath, died March 26, 1818, in her 88th year. 

Charlotte, wife of Zebulon R. Robbins, died Aug. 26, 1830, aged 24 

Infant daughter of Zebulon R. and Charlotte Robbins, died July 18, 

1830, aged 1^ months. 

[A tomb bears this inscription :] Capt. John Smith. 1780. 

Samuel Stebbins died Nov. 6, 1838, aged 56 years. 

Sarah Hillard, wife of T. C. Stewart and daughter of Moses and Sally 
Hillard, died at Pass Cavallo, Texas, May 10, 1852, aged 34 years. [See 

Ezekiel Story died Aug. 20, 1752, in his 52d year. 

1906.] The Belcher Families. 125 

Jabez Story died June 10, 1817, aged 84 years. 

Hannah, wife of Jabez Story, died Jan. 27, 1807, in her 7dd year. 

James S. Story died Nov. 8, 1778, in his 16th year. 

Lucy Story died March 21, 1774, in her 16th year. 

Mary Story died June 26, 1782, in her 22d year. 
Children of Jahez and Hannah Story. 

Jonathan Truman died Oct. 28, 1833, aged 70 years. 

Mary, wife of Jonathan Truman, died Oct. 16, 1843, aged 78 yea -s. 

Capt. William H. Truman, son of Jonathan and Mary Truman, lied at 
sea, on the coast of Africa, May 21, 1835, aged 27 years. 

Rev. Jahez Wight, late Pastor of the Church of Christ in the 2d Society 
of Preston, who, in the 52d year of his ministry and the 82d of his age, 
on the 15th day of Sept 1785, entered into the joy of his Lord. 

Ruth, consort of Rev. Jahez Wright, died March^ 16, 1766, aged 63 

Capt. Jabez Wight died Aug. 9, 1787, aged 59 years. 

Sarah, relict of Capt. Jabez Wight, died Oct 3, 1788, aged 60 years. 

Capt. John Williams died Jan. 11, 1741, aged 61 years, 10 months and 
22 days. 

Mary, wife of Capt John Williams, died March 9, 1745, in her 67th 

William Williams, son of Joseph and Eunice Williams, died Nov. 17, 
1750, in his 2d year. 

Hannah, wife of Joseph Williams, died Sept 28, 1744, in her 22d year. 

John Williams, son of Joseph and Hxinnah Williams, died March 27, 
1745, in his 2d year. 

Joseph Williams died March 10, 1768, in his 38th year. 

Simeon Williams died Oct. 19, 1792, aged 18 years. 

Betsey Williams died Dec. 13, 1792, aged 26 years. 
Children of Simeon and Anna Williams. 

Moses Williams died April 8, 1803, aged 80 years. 


By Joseph Gardner Bartlett, Esq. 

The name Belcher is of great antiquity in England, being found as 
e;^rly as 1176, when Ralph Belcher was witness to a deed. (Historical 
Collections of Staffordshire, Vol. 1, page 291.) The name is uncommon, 
however, and is found mostly in the county of Warwick and the surround- 
ing counties of Stafford, Worcester, Oxford, Wilts, and Northampton. One 
line of the family was seated at Guilsborough in Northamptonshire for 
several generations, and was lineally descended from Hugh Belcher of 
Needwood, co. Stafford, who was living in the reign of Edward IV., about 
1470. This branch of the family held landed estates, and bore for arms 
*•' Paly of six or and gules, a chief vair''\ and their pedigree was entered in 
the Visitation of Northamptonshire in 1619, and also in the Visitation of 
Warwickshire of the same year. The will of Gregory Belcher, yeoman, 
of Berkeswell, co. Warwick, dated Mar. 20, 1620, mentions wife Joane ; 
son Thomas Belcher ; sons-in-law John Bonney and William Cook ; daugh- 

126 The Belcher Families. [April, 

ten Elizabeth Cook, Isabel Bonney, and Alice Pemberton. (Putnam's His- 
torical Magazine, vol. 4, page 183.) It seems likely that Thomas Belcher, 
son of Gregory of this will, was the Thomas Belcher who lived in the 
hamlet of Wardend, parish of Aston, co. Warwick, where he had three 
children recorded: John, bapt. Aug. 24, 1604; Gregory, bapt. Mar. 30, 
1606; and Margery, bapt July 9, 1615. Aston is about nine miles 
north-west of Berkeswell. As Gregory* Belcher, one of the emigrants to 
New England, in a deposition made in June, 1665, stated he was then about 
sixty years of age, it seems probable that he was identical with the Greg- 
ory Belcher, son of Thomas, who was bom in Aston in 1606, who would 
be in his sixtieth year at the time of the deposition, and of whom no further 
mention appears in the Aston registers, although his brother and sister 
were married there. How these Belchers of Berkeswell and Aston were 
related to the armorial Belchers of Guilsborough has not been ascertained ; 
but doubtless they were of the same original stock. 

There were five persons named Belcher who settled in New England 
before 1650, and from two of them are descended practically all of the 
name in the United States. These five emigrants, in the order of their 
arrival in New England, were: 

I. Mr. Edward* Belcher, born about 1595, came to New England 
in 1630 with Governor Winthrop, and was one of the founders of Boston. 
He was the fourth son of William Belcher of Guilsborough, Northamp- 
tonshire, England, and of positive armorial descent, but his male descendants 
became extinct with his grandson. 

II. Jeremy,* or Jeremiah, Belcher, born about 1613, came to 
New England in the spring of 1635 and settled in Ipswich, where he died 
In March, 1692-3. He had eleven children, and his descendants are very 
numerous. Nothing is known of his ancestry, but he was probably in some 
degree related to the other emigrants of the name. 

III. Gregory* Belcher, born about 1606, came to New England 
about 1637 and settled in Braintree, where he died Nov. 25, 1674. He 
had seven children, and many descendants live in the United States. He 
was perhaps the Gregory Belcher, son of Thomas, who was baptized in 
Aston, CO. Warwick, England, Mar. 30, 1G06, as suggested above. 

IV. Andrew* Belcher, born about 1615, son of Thomas Belcher of 
Loudon, and grandson of Robert Belcher, w^eaver, of Kingswood, Wiltshire, 
England. He first appears in New England in 1 639, and settled in Cam- 
bridge. Although there was but one male who married in each generation 
of his descendants, this family attained great distinction. His son Andrew' 
Belcher was a Royal Councillor, and the greatest merchant of his day in 
New England; his grandson Jonathan' Belcher was Royal Governor of 
Massachusetts and also of New Jersey ; his great-grandson Jonathan* 
Belcher was Chief Justice and Lieut. Governor of Nova Scotia ; and his 
great-great-grandson Andrew* Belcher was a Royal Councillor of Nova 
Scotia, whose children settled in England, of whom a son, Sir Edward* 
Belcher, K.C.B., was a distinguished naval officer, attaining the rank of 
Rear Admiral in the British navy. A few descendants remain in England, 
but the name is extinct in the United States. 

The descendants of Andrew* Belcher have always used the arms of 
the Belchers of Guilsborough, although their descent from that branch has 
not to the writer's knowledge been proven. For a full account of the de- 

1906.] The Belcher Families. 127 

tcendants of Andrew^ Beldier, see Register, onle, vol. 27, pages 239- 

Y. Thokas^ Belcher, stated to have been in the famHj of Nicholas^ 
Frost of Kitteiy, as early as 1640, and to have died in 1652. {"* Old Eliot, 
Me," vol. 1, pages 87 and 176.) The writer has no farther bowledge of 
this individiial, who probably died unmarried. It is a carious coincidence 
that, about 1693, John' Belcher* of Boston (Josiah*, Gr^ory^) deserted 
his family there and went to Kittery, where he entered the service of 
Charles^ Frost, son of Nicholas,^ and remained in his employ and in that 
of his son and grandson for nearly forty years, until his death in 1730, 
learing his property to his last employer, Charles^ Frost. 


1. Mr. Edward Belcher, gent, fourth son of William and Christian 
(Dabridgecourt) Belcher of Guflsborough, Northamptonshire, England, was 
born about 1595, and came to New England in the fleet with Gov. Win- 
throp in 1630, and became one of the founders of Boston. His pedigree 
is recorded in the Ylsitations of Warwickshire and NorthamptoDshire in 
1619. Although a member of an armorial family of the landed gentry of 
Cngland, Edward* Belcher took a very inconspicuous part in the settle- 
ment of Boston, his descendants soon were reduced to very humble circum- 
stances, and the family became extinct in the male line with the death of 
his grandsons. He was an original member of the First Church in Boston, 
and carried on the business of a pipestave culler. His houselot was located 
on the north side of the present Boylston street, between Washington and 
Tromont streets, and he also had a garden on the opposite side of Boyl- 
ston street. In his will he calls himsdf " Edward Belcher, gent., of Bos- 
ton, late of Guilsboroagh, Northamptonshire, England." As the witnesses 
to the will were doubtful whether or not he was of sound mind, the will 
was not allowed, and his son was appointed administrator of his estate, on 
Mar. 17, 1672-3. (Suffolk Co. Probate.) The name of his first wife, 
whom he married in England, has not been discovered. He married sec- 
ond, in Boston, about 1650, Christian, sister of William Talraage and 
widow of William Woman, Wormwood, or Wornal. She was admitted to 
the First Church on Apr. 4, 1646, being then v^-ife of Wormwood, by whom 
she had two daughters : Mary, born about 1635, who married her step- 
brother Edward^ Belcher, Jr. ; and Anne, born about 1638, who married, 
in 1658, Samuel Flack of Boston. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 21, page 647.) 

Child of Edward* Belcher, by first wife : 
2. i. Edward,* b. about 1627. 

2. Edward* Belcher {Edward}), bom in England, al)out 1627, came 
in childhood to Boston, where he became a shipwright. On Apr. 
30, 1670, he and his wife were deeded, by his father, Edward* 
Belcher, one-half of the latter*s real estate. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, 
vol. 7, page 199.) In 1693, Edward* Belcher conveyed this estate 
to his sons-in-law Mark Pilkington and Edward Kettow, although 
these deeds were not recorded until Mar. 12, 1713, about which 

• The 8Uffg;e8tion in "Old Eliot," vol. 1, pa^e 87, that this John Belcher waa 
flrandHon of Thomas* above mentioned, is certainly erroneous. Perhaps Thomns* 
Belcher of Kittery was a brother of Gregory* of Braintree, and so grand-uncle of 
John* of Kittery. 

128 The Belcher Families. [April, 

time it is presumed Edward' Belcher died. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, 
vol. 16, page 176, and vol. 28, page 24.) 

He married first, Jan. 8, 1655-6, his step-sister Mary,' bom 
about 1635, daughter of William and Christian (Talmage) Worm- 
wood of Boston, who died Mar. 21, 1693; and married second, 
June 24, 1708, when about eighty years of age, Abigail, daughter 
of Roger and Ruth (Stackhouse) Haskins of Beverly, and widow 
of John Swarton. She married third, Nathaniel Clark of Beverly, 
and died about 1730, having had no children by any of her hus- 

Children by first wife : 

i. Satisfaction' (son), b. Feb. 23, 1666-7, bapt. In First Church, 
July 31, 1670; took the oath of allegiance, Apr. 21, 1679; no fur- 
ther record, and probably d. unmarried. 

ii. Mary, b. Apr. 4, 1669 ; d. young. 

ill. Faith, b. May 16, 1663; m. (1) Cross; m. (2) Nov. 18, 1691, 

Mark Pilkington, cordwainer, of Boston, by whom she had four 
daughters: Mary, b. July 27, 1692, m. Nov. 23, 1709. Richard 
Jenkins; Sarah, b. Jan. 3, 1694-6, m. Jan. 20, 1712-13, James 
Woller; Mercy, b. Oct. 4, 1697, after being published to Richard 
Ould and also to William Wells, m. Jan. 4, 1716-7, John Hall; and 
Abigail, b. Feb. 12, 1700-1, d. young. The only descendants that 
now exist of Edward^ Belcher of Boston derive their descent 
through the daughters of Mark and Faith (Belcher) Pilkington. 

iv. Mkkcy, b. Feb. 7, 1666-6; m. Dec. 4, 1691, Edward Kettow, sea- 
man, of Boston, who d. about 1701 ; probably no issue. 

V. Martha, b. Sept. 16, 1671; d. young. 


1. Gregory^ Belcher, born about 1606, was in New England as 
early as 1637, and on Dec. 30, 1639, was granted a lot of 52 acres at 
Mount Wollaston (Braintree), for thirteen heads, paying three shillings 
per acre for the same. (Boston Town Records.) Here he settled, was 
admitted freeman on May 13, 1640, and was made selectman in 1646. 
He deposed in June, 1665, aged about 60 years. (Essex Co. Court Files.) 
By occupation he was a farmer. On July 14, 1664, he purchased of John 
Smith 9 acres of land in Milton, which he gave to his son Joseph Bel- 
cher for a marriage portion. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 4, page 204a.) 
On Jan. 6, 1657-8, he obtained a lease of the Salter farm in Braintree, 
from the estate of William Tyng of Boston ; and on Jan. 15, 1666-7, 
Gregory Belcher and others bought the Salter farm for £1900, Belcher's 
interest being one-eighth. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 5, page 229.) On 
Mar. 26, 1670, Gregory Belcher and his son-in-law Alexander Marsh 
purchased the iron works, with 200 acres of land, in Braintree ; and on 
May 18, 1671, the same parties bought 40 acres in Braintree plain of 
Henry Crane. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 7, page 172.) 

He died Nov. 25, 1674. The inventory of his estate, showing a total of 
£629-5-0, was presented by his widow, Jan. 29, 1674-5. (Suffolk Co. Pro- 
bate.) His wife Catherine survived him, and died in the spring of 1680. 
Her will, dated Sept. 3, 1679, proved July 20, 1680, gives to son Josiah a 
cow *^ if he molest not my son Moses in his present dwelling and posses- 
sions " ; to son John a cow and a horse ; to daughters Elizabeth Gilbert 
and Mary Marsh, and granddaughter Mary Marsh, some household effects ; 
'* to son Moses (who hath all his life carried himself so dutifully to myself 

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and his father) the great bible and the whole house and land he now pos- 
sesses which I declare his father gave him." Sons Moses Belcher and 
Alexander Marsh executors. 

On July 9, 1680, Josiah Belcher of Boston entered a caveat against the 
probate of any will said to be made by his late mother, Catherine Belcher 
of Braintree, widow, deceased, until he be present. (Suffolk Co. Probate.) 
It does not appear, however, that any contest was made over the estate. 


i. Elizabeth,' m. Thomas Gilbert, who was in Braintree in 1646. 
(Mass. Colonial Records, vol. iii, page 67.) Evidently he was the 
**goodman Gilbert" mentioned in Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 5, page 
527, who owned land in Braintree in 1668, adjoining land of 
Thomas Gatlive, whose widow. Prudence, was a witness to tlie 
will of widow Catherine* Belcher. 

2. ii. Josiah, b. about 1631. 

8. iii. John, b. about 1633. 

4. iv. Moses, b. about 1635. 

5. V. Samuel, b. Aug. 24, 1637. 

vi. Mary, b. July 8, 1639; m. Dec. 19, 1655, Alexander Marsh of 

6. vli. Joseph, b. Dec. 26, 1641. 

2. Josiah''^ Belcher (Gregory^), born in 1631, was a wheelwright, 
and settled in Boston, where he acquired an estate on the south- 
« easterly comer of what is now Essex street and Harrison avenue, 
measuring 126 feet on Essex street, and running back 285 feet to 
the water. After the death of his widow, a partition was made of 
this estate among his surviving children, on Sept. 20, 1693, which 
is described and recorded in Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 19, page 158. 
Further deeds in relation to this property show that all his sons, 
except John and Benjamin, died without issue, and apparently un- 
married, and that the daughter Dorothy died without issue soon 
after her marriage. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 40, page 225 ; vol. 41, 
page 210; vol. 46, page 90; and vol. 41, page 212.) 

He was one of the founders of the third, or Old South, Church, 
and died Apr. 3, 1683, aged 52, being buried in the Granary bury- 
ing ground, where his gravestone still remains. His will, made 
the day of his decease, names wife Ranis, sons John, Jonathan, 
Joseph, Edward, Nathan and Benjamin, and daughters Elizabeth, 
Rebecca, Anna, Dorothy, Abigail, and Ruth. (Suffolk Co. Pro- 
bate.) He married. Mar. 3, 1654-5, Ranis,* born June 4, 1638, 
daughter of Elder Edward^ and Elizabeth Rainsford of Boston. 
She died Oct, 2, 1691. 
Children : 

i. Josiah,' b. Dec. 23, 1655 ; served in Capt. James Oliver's Co. in 
the Narraganset campaign in King Philip's War, and took part in 
the Great Swamp Fight, Dec. 19, 1675. He died unmarried, and 
was evidently the Josiah Belcher who was drowned at Weymouth 
in the aatumn of 1682, as mentioned in Judge Sewall's diary 
(vol. 2, page 19*). 

ii. John, b. Oct. 9, 1667 : d. in infancy. 

7. ill. John, b. Dec. 23, 1659. 

iv. Jonathan, b. Sept. 1, 1661; was a goldsmith in Boston, and sold 
his interest in the paternal estate to his brother Edward, Nov. 22, 
1693. (Sufiblk Co. Deeds, vol. 16, page 220, and vol. 40, page 
225.) He died soon after, unmarried. 

T. Elizabeth, b. July 10, 16G3; m. John Paine of Swansey, Mass. 
(Suifolk Co. Deeds, vol. 35, page 248.) 

130 The Belcher Families. [April, 

vi. Joseph, b. Oct. 4, 1665; was a shipwright; d. nnmarried, between 
1700 and 1708. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 40, page 225, and vol. 41, 
page 210.) 

vil. Rebecca, d. Dec. 81, 1667; m. in Lynn, Nov. 80, 1687, Joseph 
Fuller, shipwright, who settled in Boston. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, 
vol. 40, page 225.) 

viii. Edward, b. Jan. 19, 1669-70 ; d. unmarried before May 14, 1700. 
(Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 40, page 225.) 

ix. Anna, b. Feb. 13, 1671-2; m, (int. rec. Jan. 26, 1696-7) Joseph 
Johnson, cooper, of Boston. 

X. Dorothy, b. Oct. 28, 1678 ; m. Feb. 19, 1693-4, Edmund Gross of 
Boston ; she d. soon, without issue. 

xi. Abigail, b. Mar. 10, 1674-5 ; living unmarried in Boston, June 8, 
1717. (Suffolk Co. Deeds.) 

xii. Nathan, b. 1677 ; d. July 8, 1699, unmarried. 

xili. Ruth, b. Dec. 21, 1678 ; m. Dec. 28, 1708, Benjamin Tolman. (Bos- 
ton marriage records incorrectly call her Ruth Fletcher. For 
proof, see Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 41, page 212.) 

8. xiv. Benjamin, b. Mar. 20, 1680-1. 

8. John* Belcher {Gregory^)^ bom about 1638, was a husbandman, 
and resided in Braintree. During King Philip's War he performed 
several months' service in the spring and summer of 1676 in the 
garrisons at Northampton, Milton and Medfield. He died intestate 
in 1698, leaving a very small estate, his son Josiah* Belcher being 
appointed administrator, Nov. 16, 1693. The inventory of the es- 
tate, valued at only £27-7-0, mentions " a poore house and ten 
acres of land, a piece of salt marsh, a' little poore household 
goods, and an old spitt" (Suffolk (3o. Probate.) He married, 

about 1 655, Sarah , who survived him. 

Children : 

i. Sarah,3 b. June 27, 1656; m. Nov. 13, 1677, Samuel Irons of 

11. John, b. Jan. 1, d. Feb. 9, 1658-9. 

9. m. Joseph, b. Feb. 28, 1660-1. 

Iv. John, b. Mar. 10, d. Mar. 11, 1662. 
V. Hannah, b. Apr. 6, 1664. 
vl. Mary, b. Dec. 26, 1666. 
10. vil. JosiAH, b. June 26, 1669. 

viii. Ruth, b. about 1672; d. June 23, 1676. 

4, Moses' Belcher {Gregory^), bom about 1635, was a husbandman, 
and resided in Braintree, inheriting his father's homestead. He is 
called " Corporal " Belcher on the records. He died July 5, 1691, 
and in his will, dated three days before, he mentions his wife; 
daughter Mary Bass ; other daughters to have portions equal to that 
given to Mary ; son Moses (then under age) to have the whole 
homestead ; brotlier Alexander Marsh and cousin Joseph Belcher 
overseers ; wife sole executor. (Suffolk Co. Probate.) 

He married. May 23, 1666, Mary Nash, probably a daughter of 
James and Alice Nash of Weymouth, Mass., as Moses Belcher was 
a witness on a deed made by them. May 22, 1666, the day before 
his marriage. (Suffolk Co Deeds, vol. 5, page 82.) 

On Dec 30, 1707, Mary Belcher, widow, and Anna Belcher, 
spinster, Moses Belcher, Joseph Bass, Ichabod Allen and Elizabeth 
his wife, Jabez Athem and Katherine his wife, and Joseph Brackett 
and Mehitable his wife, being all the children of Moses and Mary 
Belcher, conveyed land of said Moses deceased. (Suffolk Deeds, 
vol. 36, page 70.) 

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i. Hart,' b. 8ept. 8, 1668 ; m. Jane 5, 1688, Joseph Bass of Braintree. 

ii. Sarah, b. Mar. 2, 1670-1 ; d. young. 

Hi. Mercy, b. Mar. 2, 1671-2; d. young. 

11. iv. A SON [Moses], b. 1674. 

V. Mehitablb, b. Sept. 12, 1676 ; m. Dec. 25, 1701, Joseph Bracket of 

id. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 25, 1679 ; m. Dec. 25, 1701, Ichabod Allen of 

Martha's Vineyard. 
Til. Catherine, b. Nov. 23, 1681 ; d. Aug. 18, 1682. 
viii.ANNA, b. May 21, 1684; m. Oct. 10, 1717, Nathaniel Wardell of 

ix. Catherine, b. July 5, 1686; m. Nov. SO, 1705, Jabez Atheam of 
Martha's Vineyard ; d. Apr. 8, 1752. 

5. Samuel' Belcher {Gregory^), born Aug. 24, 1637, resided in 

Braintree, where he died June 17, 1679. On May 6, 1680, ad- 
ministration on his estate was granted *^ to Roger Billing, Alexander 
March, and Moses Belcher > his father-in-law and two of his brothers." 
'■ (Suffolk Co. Probate.) The inventory was £576-17-6. On Mar. 
4, 1696, Thomas French and Elizabeth his wife conveyed to their 
brother Gregory Belcher their interest in the estate of their father 
Samuel Belcher. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 41, page 249.) On the 
same day, John Sanders of Westerly and Silence his wife conveyed 
their interest in the estate of their father Samuel Belcher. (Suffolk 
Co. Deeds, voL 41, page 250.) On Sept. 21, 1693, Moses Belcher 
of Dorchester conveyed his interest in the estate of his father, 
Samuel Belcher, to his brother Gregory (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 41, 
page 252). On Aug. 8, 1727, William Wattle and Abigail his wife, 
of Lebanon, Conn., conveyed to their brother Samuel Belcher their 
interest in the estate of their late mother Niles, deceased, in the 
estate of her former husband Samuel Belcher. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, 
vol. 41, page 253.) Samuel^ Belcher married, Dec. 15, 1663, Mary, 
daughter of Roger Billings of Dorchester, Mass. She married sec- 
ond, Apr. 20, 1680, Samuel Niles of Braintree. 
Children : 

12. 1. Gregory,' b. Feb, 28, 1664-5. 

13. il. Samuel, b. Sept. 21, 1666. 

iii. William, b. May 8, 1668 ; served in Capt. John Withington's Co. 
in the expedition against Quebec in 1690; was a blacksmith; d. 
unmarried, in 1701; his brother Gregory appointed administra- 
tor. (Suffolk Co. Probate.) 

iv. Mary, b. Oct. 16, 1670; m. Dec. 16, 1696, Capt. Nathaniel Vose of 
Milton, who d. Oct. 10, 1763 ; d. June 22, 1768. 

14. V. MosES, b. Aug. 4, 1672. 

vl. Abigail, b. Oct. 24, 1674; m. Apr. 28, 1697, WlUlam Waddel of 

Stonlngton, and later of Lebanon, Conn, 
vii. Elizabeth, b. June 22, 1677 ; m. Thomas French of Braintree. 
viii. Silence, b. June 24, 1679 ; m. John Sanders of Westerly, R. I. 

6. Joseph^ Belcher ( Grregory^), born Dec. 25, 1641, on his marriage 

was given by his father 9 acres of land in Milton, where he set- 
tled (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. iv., page 204). His wife Rebecca 
was sole heiress to large tracts of land in Dorchester and Milton, 
from the estate of her father ; but evidently incompatibility made 
their domestic life unhappy, causing a temporary separation and a 
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132 The Belcher Families. [April, 

Bummons before the Greneral Court By the efforts of friends, how- 
ever, a recoDciliation was effected. (Dedham Historical Register, 
vol. 12, page 41.) On the breaking out of King Philip's War, 
Joseph Belcher served as quartermaster in the cavalry troop of Capt. 
Thomas Prentice in the first expedition against Eong Philip at Mt. 
Hope, and in a skirmish with the Indians at Swansej, on June 28, 
1675, he distinguished himself by great bravery, being badly 
wounded in the knee, and having his horse shot under him. He 
died about 1678, the inventory of his estate, amounting to £472-4-9, 
being presented on Feb. 7, 1678-9. (Suffolk Co. Probate, vol. 12, 
page 318.) He married, in 1664, Rebecca,^ baptized July 7, 1650, 
daughter of John^ and Ann Gill of Dorchester. 
Cnildren : 

i. Anne,' b. in 1665 ; m. in 1682, Rowland Storey of Boston. 

il. John, b. Apr. 2, 1667; d. Feb. 2, 1681-3. 
15. iii. Joseph, b. May 14, 1669. 

iv. Rebecca, b. Nov. 12, 1671; m. June 25, 1690, Samuel Miller of Re- 
hoboth, later of Milton. 

V. Patience, b. Dec. 5, 1674. 

vi. Mary, bapt. Nov. 12, 1676; m. Sept. 23, 1696, Benjamin Fenno of 

vii. Gill, b. Sept. 22, 1678; was a sea captain in Boston, where he 
married, Sept. 21, 1702, Mary Howard. On Oct. 26, 1702, he gave 
power of attorney to liis wife to dispose of his property, and on 
Sept. 3, 1703, she mortgaged his property in Boston. * (Suffolk 
Co. Deeds, vol. 21, page 376.} On Feb. 6, 1705-6, Samuel Sew- 
all sent a letter to Rev. Joseph Lord in Dorchester, South Caro- 
lina, by Capt. Gill Belcher. (6 Mass. Hist. Society Coll., vol. 
1, page 324.) No further trace of GUI Belcher has been found in 
New England ; and he may have settled in South Carolina or been 
lost at sea. One Mary Belcher, possibly his widow, m. in Bos- 
ton, June 7, 1716, John Flagg. In 1766, a Gill Belcher of Hebron, 
Conn., perhaps a grandson of Capt. Gill,' bought land in Great 
Barrington, Mass. 

7. John* Belcher (Josiah,^ Gregory^), bom in Boston, Dec. 23, 1659, 
was baptized in the First Church, April 3, 1664, and admitted to 
the Old South Church, Apr. 30, 1680. By occupation he was a 
ship carpenter. In 1690 he was in the military service and sta- 
tioned at Eittery, Me., and was dismissed and sent home on Nov. 
9 of that year. (Me. Hist Coll. Series 2, vol. 5, page 160.) He 
resided in Boston until about 1693, when he went to Kittery, Me., 
and entered the employ of the Frost family, who were extensive 
shipbuilders, where he continued until his death in 1730. His 
will, dated Feb. 17, 1729-30, calls himself " John Belcher, joiner, of 
Kittery, eldest son of Josiah Belcher of Boston," and states he has 
lived with the Frosts for near about forty years and none of his 
relatives have assisted him, and therefore he leaves all his property 
to Charles Frost. (York Wills, vol. 4, page 130; also Suffolk 
Co. Deeds, vol. 46, page 90.) Presumably it was this John' Belcher 
who married Theodora , in 1688, and had two children bap- 
tized in the Old South Church in Boston. He evidently deserted 
his family when he went to Maine in 1 693, as his wife Theodora 
remained in Boston and married second, Dec. 9, 1698, Simon Lee, 
married third, Nov. 20, 1700, William Damton, and married fourth, 
Sept. 13, 1709, Francis Pomeroy. 









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Children of John' and Theodora : 

16. i. John,* b. Dec. 11, 1689; bapt. In Old South Chnrch, May 81, 1691. 
ii. llABT, bapt. in Old South Church, Dec. 11, 1693; m. Oct. 7, 1712, 
John Milton of Boston, and had a son John^* b. in 1718, and a dau. 
Theodora^ b. in 1716. 

8. Benjamin* Belcher {Jasiah,^ Chegart/^), bom in Boston, Mar. 20, 

1680-1, was a shipwright, and about 1703 settled in Newport, R. I. 
(Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 41, page 210.) He was admitted freeman 
of R. I., May 6, 1707, and died about 1719. The information 
herein given of his descendants needs further verification. He mar- 
ried first, Phebe , who died after 1711 ; and married second, 

about 1715, Sarah, bom Aug. 13, 1690, daughter of-Amold and 
Sarah Collins of Newport. She married second, about 1720, Josiah 
Bliss of Middletown, R. I. 
Children by first wife : 

Benjamin,^ b. Nov. 7, 1704. 
Phebe, b. June 11, 1708. 
Edward, b. Aug. 24, 1711. 

Children by second wife : 

Arnold, b. about 1715. 

Sarah (perhaps), bapt. May 17, 1717. 

9. Joseph* Belcher (John,* Gregory^) was bora Feb. 23, 1660-1, 

and after his birth record, appears no further in any town, church, 
deed, or probate record that has been found by the writer. Never-' 
theless, it appears he had a family, as in the diary of John Marshall 
of Braintree is the following entry : " Joseph Belcher's child died 
Mar. 8, 1700-1." On Mar. 20, 1726, Joseph Belcher and hU son, 
from Braintree, were warned from Boston. (Boston Record Com. 
Report, No. 13, page 154.) 

It seems likely that he was father of the following Belchers who 
cannot otherwise be placed : 

i. Mercy, m. in Boston, Nov. 11, 1709, Benjamin Johns, 
ii. Hannah, ra. in Boston, May 26, 1713, Antiiony Ennls. 
ii. Elizabkth, m. in Boston, Jan. 4, 1716-16. Alexander Fullerton. 

Possibly, liowever, slie was dau. of Josiali' Belcher. 
Iv. Mart Belcher, m. in Boston, June 7, 1716, John Flagg (then in 

middle life) , as his second wife. But possibly she was the widow 

of Gill' Belcher as previously suggested. 
y. A SON, perhaps the Joseph Belcher, seaman, on ship ** King George ** 

in 1758, referred to under Josiah' Belcher. 

10. Josiah* Belcher {John,^ Gregory^), born in Braintree, June 26, 
1669, was a cordwainer, and lived in Braintree until Jan., 1713- 
14, when he went to Watertown, from whence he was warned two 
months afterwards. Later we find him in Boston, being warned from 
there before July 29, 1723. He then lived at Marblehead for a 
short time, but returned soon to Boston, he and his wife and two 
sons being warned in Boston on May 22, 1725. He remained, 
nevertheless, and on Feb. 25, 1726, bought of Thomas Bill (presu- 
mably his son-in-law) a portion of the dwelling house of the latter 
in Blackhorse lane, which he and his wife Margaret sold back to 
Thomas Bill, on Jan. 5, 1729-30. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 40, 

134 The Belcher Families. [April, 

page 266, and vol. 44, page 47.) This deal wae probably for the 
purpose of securing a residence for Josiah and Margaret Belcher 
with their daughter Ruth Bill in Boston, free from the molestations 
of the authorities. In 1734, Josiah Belcher was refused a liquor 
license. No further record appears of him. He married Margaret, 
born May 11, 1670, daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Ladd) 
Hayden of Brain tree. 
Children : 

20. i. John,* b. Augt 28, 1694. 

11. Elizabeth, b. May 25, 1697 ; perhaps m. Jan. 4, 1715-16, Alexander 

FuUerton of Boston. 
' ill. Makgarbt, b. Apr. 8, 1699. 
iv. Ruth (probably), b. about 1702; m. June 6, 1723, Thomas Bill, 

shipwright, of Boston. 
V. A SON, name undiscovered, 
vi. Joseph, b. Nov. 1, 1709. Perhaps the Joseph Belcher of Braintree 

who served as seaman on the ship '• King George," from Mar. 16 

to Oct. 21, 1768; no further record. 

11. Moses' Belcher {Moses,^ Gregan/^), born in Braintree in 1674, in- 

herited the farm occupied by his father and grandfather, and resided 
in Braintree until his death, about 1745. He was called " Sr." 
on the records, to distinguish him from his cousin Moses* Belcher 
(born in 1692, son of Samuel'). Moses Belcher, Sr., held numerous 
minor town offices, such as fence viewer, constable, hogreive, and 
surveyor of highways, between the years 1712 and 1733. His 
name occurs in several land transactions, but no probate records 
of his estate appear. He married first. May 20, 1715, Anne, born 
about 1 696, daughter of Samuel and Anne (Clay) Sarson of Mar- 
tha's Vineyard, who died Jan. 28, 1721-2, having had three chil- 
dren ; and married second, Jan. 3, 1726-7, Alice, born June 9, 1698, 
daughter of Dr. John and Sarah (Newton) Wilson of Braintree, and 
great-granddaughter of Rev. John Wilson, first pastor of the First 
Church in Boston. She died without issue, in 1754. 
Children by first wife : 

21. 1. Moses,* b. Mar. 8, 1716-16. 

11. Anne, b. May 19, 1718; probably m. Aug. 11, 1748, as his second 

wife, Maj. Joseph Crosby of Braintree. 
Hi. Mary, b. Dec. 11, 1720; d. Aug. 18, 1725. 

12. Dea. Gregory' Belcher (Samuel,* Chegory^), bom in Braintree, 

Feb. 28, 1664-5, always resided there, where he held many minor 
town offices, and was deacon in the church for many years. Besides 
carrying on farming, he also followed the occupation of shipwright 
and carpenter. He was killed in an accident, by a plough, July 4, 
1727. He married, Mar. 25, 1689-90, Elizabeth, born in 1669, 
daughter of John and Rebecca. (Farns worth) Ruggles of Braintree, 
who died Nov. 22, 1748. 
Children : 

22. i. Gregory,* b. June 19, 1691. 

11. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 31, d. Dec. 30, 1693. 

ill. Rebecca, b. Nov. 80, 1694; m. (1) Sept. 14, 1720, Henry Carley, 
who d. at sea, Sept. 24, 1721, while on a return voyage from Ire- 
land to New England; m. (2) July 1, 1727, Dr. Jacob Ealman- 
thorp of Braintree. (Svil^lk Co. Deeds, vol. 41, p. 258.) 

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iv. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 80, 1696-7; m. Feb. 12, 1724-5, David Bass of 

23. V. Samuel, b. Aug, 19, 1699. 

vi. Ruth, b. Apr. 6, 1702; m. Oct. 10, 1728, Joseph Bddy of Bristol. 

24. vii. Joseph, b. Aag. 19, 1704. 

viii. Catherine, b. Dec. 24, 1706; m. (1) Nov. 80, 1782, William Clough 
of Boston; m. (2) Dec. 6, 1784, Rev. Ellsha Eaton, Harvard Col- 
lege 1729, minister at Randolph, Mass. 

Ix. Benjamin, b. May 17, d. June 6, 1709. 

X. Abigail, b. May 24, 1711; m. Aug. 2, 1788, James Brackett of 

13. Samuel* Belcher {Samuel,^ GTegory^)^ bom Sept. 21, 1666, was a 

farmer and resided in Braintree, where he held various minor town 
offices, and died Dec. 19, 1714. He married, in 1688, Comfort, 
bom in 1666, daughter of John and Jael (Thayer) Harbour of 
Braintree and Mendon. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 17, page 216.) 
She married second, Jan. 10, 1722-3 (or Aug. 13, 1723), Stephen 
Crane of Braintree, and died in Milton, Dec. 21, 1745. Her will, 
dated 1744, mentions sons Moses and Nathaniel Belcher ; daughter 
Mary Wales deceased ; daughter Deborah Holten ; and daughter 
Zipporah Curtis. 
Children : 

i. Samuel,* bapt. Mar. 8, 1688-9 ; d. In infancy, 
ii. Samuel, bapt. Apr. 5, 1691 ; d. June 4, 1692. 

25. iii. MosKS. b. Dec. 16, 1692. 

iv. Deborah, b. Feb. 11, 1694-5 ; m. July 20, 1721, Nathaniel Houghton 
of Milton. (The Braintree records erroneously give his marriage 
to Mary Belcher.) 

V. Mary, b. June, 1697 ; m. Jan. 18, 1718-19, Thomas Wales of Brain- 

vi. William, b. July 14, d. Aug. 8, 1699. 

vil. Nathaniel, b. July 25, 1700. 

viii. Sarah, b. Jan. 14, 1702-8; d. Jan. 14, 1716-17. 

ix. Zipporah, b. Aug. 27, 1704; m. Jan. 7, 1728-4, John Curtis of 

X. Anne, b. July 19, d. Aug. 8, 1706. 

14. Dea. Moses* Belcher (Samuel,^ Grregori/^)y born Aug. 14, 1672, 

purchased a farm in Milton, where he resided until 1720, when he 
removed to Preston, Conn., where he died May 4, 1728. He and 
his wife were admitted to .the Milton Church, Jan. 19, 1695-6, and 
dismissed to the second Preston church, Nov. 13, 1720, where he 
was elected one of the first deacons. In 1721, he represented Pres- 
ton in the Connecticut General Assembly. On Sept. 12, 1729, 
Hannah Belcher, widow, William Belcher, Elijah Belcher, Stephen 
Tucker and Hannah his wife, all of Preston, Conn., and Ebenezer 
Clapp and Abigail his wife, of Stoughton, conveyed their interest in 
the land grant of George Lyon. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 49, page 

He married, Dec. 19, 1694, Hannah, born Nov. 14, 1673, daugh- 
ter of George and Hannah (Tolman) Lyon of Milton, who died 
Aug. 20, 1745, in Preston. 

Children : 

i. Hannah,* b. Sept. 20, 1696; m. Aug. 80, 1716, Stephen Tucker of 

Milton, later of Preston, Conn. 
Ii. Abigail, b. Sept. 18, 1697; m. Feb. 4, 1719-20, Ebenezer Clapp of 

Milton, later of Stoughton. 

136 The Belcher Families. [April, 

m. Moses, b. May 5, 1699; d. Oct. 18, 1722. 

27. Iv. William, b. Dec. 20, 1701. 

28. V. Eluah, b. Dec. 18, 1708. 

vi. Blisha, b. Nov. 12, 1706; d. July 20, 1729. 

vli. Mart, b. Dec. 7, 1709; m. Nov. 20, 1729, Moses Tyler of Preston, 

vlii. Ebbnezbr, b. Feb. 23, 1718-U; d. Apr. 26, 1714. 
ix. Elizabeth, b. Jnly 21, 1715; d. Feb. 9, 1718. 
X. Mkhitablb, b. Nov. 4, 1718; m. Oct. 1, 1741, Timothy Lester of 

Preston, Conn. 

15. Rev. Joseph* Belcher {Joieph,^ Gregory^\ bom May 14, 1669, in 
youth inherited a considerable estate for those times, which enabled 
him to obtain a liberal education at Harvard College, where he was 
graduated in 1690. He then studied for the ministry, and began to 
preach in Dedham, in the spring of 1692, which resulted in a per- 
manent call, and he was ordained and settled there on Nov. 29, 1693. 
He remained pastor there for nearly 30 years, until the autunm of 
1721, when he was incapacitated by a paralytic shock, and was re- 
moved to the house of his son-in-law Rev. Thomas Walter, in Rox- 
bury, to be under the care of his brother-in-law Dr. Philip Tompson, 
where he died Apr. 27, 1723. His portrait in oil hangs in the 
First Church in Dedham. 

He married. Mar. 8, 1693-4, Abigail, bom Nov. 25, 1670, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin and Susanna (Kirkland) Tompson, whose father 
was a graduate of Harvard College, and for many years taught 
school and practiced medicine in Roxbury and Brain tree, and luso 
was noted as a poet and philosopher. She survived her husband. 

Children : 

i. Abioail,^ b. Aug. 23. 1696; m. Apr. 14, 1720, Perez Bradford, Har- 
vard College 1717, who taught school in Dedham, Milton, and 

11. Rkbecca, b. Mar. 14, 1696-7; m. Dec. 26, 1718, Rev. Thomas Wal- 
ter of Roxbury, Harvard College 1713. 

ill. JosRPH, b. Oct. 16, 1699; Harvard College 1717; taufrht school in 
Dedham and Milton; d. about 1789; m. Dec. 24, 1731, Elizabeth, 
b. July 3, 1703^ dan. of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Breck) Bntt of 
Dorchester, who had no children. She m. (2) Dec. 26, 1740, Capt. 
William Hunt of Braintree. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 66, page 228.) 

iv. Mart, b. July 23, 1701 ; d. Jan. 11, 1702-3. 

V. Samukl, b. Mar. 28, 1708-4 ; was a saddler, learning the trade with 
his uncle Benjamin Tompson of Roxbnry ; lived in Dedham and 
later in Milton, but abont 1730 settled in Windsor, Conn., where 
he afterwards resided ; d. Oct. 10, 1766, in an expedition against 
Crown Point, being a member of Capt. Benjamin Allen's Co. ; m. 
An^. 17, 1782, Mabel, b. Aug. 19, 1708, dan. of Capt. Thomas and 
Abigail (Edwards) Stonghton of Windsor, Conn. He had no 
children, according to Hinman's *• Early Puritans of Conn.,** page 
177, which states that the will of Samuel left his estate to his 
wife Mabel and nephew Belcher Richards ; but perhaps he was 
father of the Gill Belcher of Hebron, Conn., who bought land in 
Great Barrington, Mass., in 1766 (see 6, vli.). 

vi. Mary, b. 1706; m. Aug. 10, 1726, Dr. Joseph Richards of Dedham, 
Mass., Harvard College 1721. 

V. Gill, b. Oct. 11, 1711; lived in Milton and Swansey, and later in 
Dedham, where he d. May 16, 1762, apparently nnmarried. 

[To be continued.] 

1906.] JEsdrtu Reade. 137 


By CHABLB8 F&BNOH Rbad, £sq., of Boston. 

Among the great company of English people who joined in the 
Puritan movement which settled at the Massachusetts Bay early in the 
seventeenth century, the name of Esdras Reade finds a place, and 
it seems proper to publish this brief biography of him, that coming 
generations of his descendants may study the life of their first 
American ancestor of the name. 

The earliest mention of Esdras Reade, which I have as yet found, 
is in the Records of the Town of Boston, under date of December 
24, 1638. The entry reads that ''Esdras Reade, a Taylor, is this 
day allowed to bee an Inhabitant and to have a great lot at Muddy 
Biver for 4 heads.** Muddy River was then a part of Boston, and 
in 1705 became the present town of Brookline. But evidently con- 
ditions in Muddy River were not satisfactory to Esdras Reade, 
owing possibly to the fact that the hamlet was four miles from Bos- 
ton, for we find that after a stay of a few weeks he removed to 
Salem, Mass., the records of that town telling us, under date of 
February 25, 1639, that ''Esdras Reade is receaved to be an in- 
hattant at the towne of Salem." 

He received grants of land from the town, joined, with his wife 
Alice, the First Church of Salem, and was made a freeman of the 
Massachusetts Bay Colony, June 2, 1641. While a resident of 
Salem, his two children, Obadiah and Bethiah, the only ones he 
had, were baptized in the First Church, the record being " 1640 31 
3 Two children of Esdras Reade." 

It is evident that the migratory habits of our ancestors of the 
seventeenth century fastened themselves upon the subject of this 
sketch, for in 1644, Esdras Reade with other members of the Salem 
church, including the pastor. Rev. John Fiske, founded the town 
of Wenham, Mass., which was called, before its incorporation, 
Enon, meaning much water. 

While a resident of Wenham, he was a leading citizen of the 
town. HHving, with his wife, become a member of the First 
Church of Wenham, when it was organized October 8, 1644, he 
w^as elected the first deacon, and he also 'represented the town in 
the General Court in the years 1648 and 1651. 

A few years later brought another change of residence, for in 
1655 he was one of the founders of the town of Chelmsford, Mass. 
A recital of the proceedings which led to the settlement of the new 
town may be interesting. 

To quote from a history of Middlesex County : 

In September, 1654, propositions were made to Rev. John Fiske 
and his church in Wenham to remove to Chelmsford, Mass., and 
the account of the proceedings which resulted in their removal 

138 JEsdras Reade. [April, 

there is preserved in the handwriting of Mr. Fiske. It is written 
in the quaint diction of the time, and reads as follows : ^ A day 
was set of meeting at Chelmsford. Upon the said day set divers 
of ye brethren accompanied ye pastor over unto Chelmsford where 
ye committee and divers others were present. A view was taken 
of ye place. The brethren present satisfied themselves about their 
accommodations, and proposals were then made to ye pastor for 
his accommodation and yearly maintenance, as to be tendered unto 
him by consent of ye whole of inhabitants and in the name of ye 

Soon after their return to Wenham, the larger part of the church, 
with their pastor, decided to accept Chelmsford's proposals. But 
at this time the proceedings were discontinued. We now return to 
Mr. Fiske's account. ^* Thus the matter lay dormant as 'twere all 
winter, until ye first month '55 at which time Brother Reade coming 
over, enformed us in such wise here at Wenham, as thereupon ye 
paster and ye said engaged brethren demurred upon ye proceedings^ 
and some that had sold here at Wenham redeemed their accommo^ 
dations again into their possession and a letter was suitably sent by 
Brother Reade to acquaint ye Chelmsford committee how things 
stood, and advised to stead themselves elsewhere." 

The matter was not abandoned. Several letters passed between 
the parties. In June, 1655, a conunittee went with letters for 
Chelmsford, *^ with full power to then and there to treat and finalla 
to determine the business between both parties. The matter way 
referred to counsel. This case thus determined on either side, 
preparations were made for ye removal of ye church. Accordingly 
about ye 13"^ of ye 9"^ month '55 there were met at Chelmsford, ye 
pastor with ye engaged brethren of Wenham, seven in all, to whom 
such of the brethren of Wobume and Concord churches late at 
Wenham presented themselves and testimony given^ were by a unani- 
mous vote received in fellowship." 

At the first town meeting in Chelmsford, held November 22» 
1655, Esdras Reade was elected one of a ** committee to officiate in 
ordering the publick affaires." 

Three years later found him again on the move, for in 1658 he 
came to live in Boston a second time ; and two years later, in 1660, 
the records of Chelmsford tell us that " John Webb is admitted to 
purchase all the rights and privileges granted by the town of 
Chelmsford to Esdras Reade." He joined with his wife, possibly a 
second one, the Second Church of Boston, August 4, 1661. 

Nine years later he was living in Wobum, Mass., for in the deed 
of a sale of land which he made in 1670, he calls himself *^ Esdras 
Reade, Taylor of Wobum." But by the following year he had be- 
come a resident of Boston for the third time, as is shown in another 
deed, and he apparently lived there continuously until his death in 

1906.] Liseriptions in Connecticut. 139 

It is probable that his home was situated at the intersection of the 
thoroughfares which we call to-day Salem and Prince Streets. He 
sold this estate, January 12, 1674, to Samuel Brackenbury, physi- 
cian, for the sum of £132, and the deed of sale gives the location 
as '^ at the intersection of a street that leads from the Second Meet- 
ing House in Boston towards Century Haven and a lane that leads 
from the said street towards Winnissimmet Ferry Place. ^ 

Esdras Reafle, and here I quote the inscription on the gravestone 
of another ancestor, ** after he had served his generation, by the will 
of God, fell on sleep '^ in Boston, July 27, 1680, at the advanced age 
of eighty-five years. He lies buried in Copp's Hill Burying Ground, 
Boston, and over his grave is to be seen to-day the double grave- 
stone of himself and his second wife Sarah. It is inscribed in part : 
** Here lyeth buried | ye boddy of | Esdras Reade aged | 85 Years 
Died I July ye 27 | 1680.** 

He died intestate, and his small estate was administered by his 
son, Obadiah Read. The inventory of his property shows that he 
was, until his death, engaged in making a living by his trade, and 
he was possessed of a complement of tailor's tools. 

And so we take leave of Esdras Read, taylor. When he came 
to the now great city of Boston, in 1638, it was a hamlet of about 
thirty families. 

During his life, the Colonies of Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth 
were united in one, and seventy towns were incorporated by the 
General Court. He saw the persecution of the Quakers, and the 
havoc caused by King Philip's War. The closing years of his life 
were passed amid the ' political disturbances which resulted, four 
years after his death, in the annulment of the Charter of Massa- 
chusetts Bay by King Charles the Second. 


Ck)mmunicated by Louis Mabinub Dbwbt, Esq., of Westfield, Mass. 

Josiah Benton died 9 Nov., 1783, in 78th year. 

Joseph Fox died 24 May, 1733, in 38th year. 

Hannah wife of Richard Goodrich died 23 Sept., 1721, aged 30 years. 

Naomi Hale died 17 May, 1735, in 79th year. 

Thomas Hale died 17 Jan., 1712, aged about 44 years. 

Thomas Hale died 23 Dec, 1723, in 70th year. 

Thomas Hale died 4 July, 1750, in 66th year. 

Joseph Hill died 8 Nov., 1713, in 64th year. [On a table monument] 

John Hollister died 13 Dec, 1741, in 73d year. 

140 Inscriptions in Connecticut. [AprU, 

Elizabeth daughter of John and Abi HoUister died 19 Feb., 1736, in 
22d year. 

Dorothy wife of Thomas HoUister died 5 Oct, 1741, in 64th year. 

Thomas HoUister died 12 Oct., 1741, in 70th year. 

Abraham Kilborn died 20 April, 1770, in 79th year. 

Joseph Kilborn died 11 July, 1790, in 68th year. 

Mary his wife died 14 Aug., 1806, in 84th year. 

Eleazar Kimberly, late Secretary, the first male born in New EUtven, 
died 3 Feb., 1709, aged 70. [Table monument] 

Thomas Kimberly. [No date.] 

Experience wife of Thomas Loveland died 20 Dec., 1772, in 52d year. 

John Loveland died 28 May, 1751, in 40th year. 

Mrs. Mary Loveland died 28 March, 1789, in 74th year. 

John Loveland died 15 Dec., 1794, in 31st year. 

Elizabeth his wife died 3 May, 1846, aged 91. 

Captain Abner Moseley died 11 Feb., 1766, in 66th year. 

Capt. Joseph Maudsly, bom 21 Dec., 1670, died 15 Aug., 1719. 

Mrs. Abigail Merick, once the amiable consort of Capt Joseph Moseley 
of this place, but late relict of Mr. James Merick of Springfield, died 18 
April, 1773, in 93d year. 

Capt. Isaac Mosely died 11 July, 1773, in 61st year. 

Ruth his relict died 5 Sept, 1787, in 71st year. 

Lucretia wife of Dr. Isaac Mosely died 3 Oct, 1770, in 28th year. 

Wm. Mosely. [Monument] 

Ebenezer Plummer died 29 Nov., 1817, in 91st year. 

Elizabeth his wife died 18 Feb., 1806, aged 73. 

Gershom Smith died 28 Aug., 1747, in 68th year. 

Capt Richard Smith, Sr., died 4 July, 1716, about 63 years old. 

Mary wife of Richard Smith, Sr., died 7 May, 1704, aged about 86 years. 

Richard Smith died 1774, aged 68. 

Rev. Timothy Stevens died 14 April, 1726, in 6l8t year. 

Deacon Benjamin Tallcott died 12 Nov., 1727, in 54th year. 

John Webster died 1 Oct, 1781, in 34th year. 

[Others of the Benton, Brown, House, Hubbard, Kinne, Lockwood, 
Risley or Wrisley, Sellew, Talcott, and Wells families appear.] 

Ecut GloiUmbury. 
. Charles Andrews died 3 June, 1790, in 80th year. 

Mary relict of Charles Andrews died 21 March, 1820, aged 72. 

Elizabeth wife of Charles Andrews died 6 Aug., 1805, in 90th year. 

Samuel Brooks died 2 Aug., 1810, in 43d year. 

Isaac Chalker, pastor of the church at Eastbury, died 28 May, 1765, in 
58th year, and 21st year of his ministry. 

George Covell died 4 May, 1850, aged 68 years. 

Clarissa his wife died 2 Nov., 1817, aged 28. 

James Covell died — Sept, 1776, in 63d year. 

Capt Samuel Covell died 7 May, 1822, aged 77. 

Mrs. Anna his consort died 8 July, 1816, in 66th year. 

Samuel son of Samuel and Anna Covell died 27 Oct, 1793, in 22d year, 
at Point Peter. ^ 

Pitkin Eells died 25 Dec, 1816, aged 66. 

Mary his wife died 1 Feb., 1816, aged 57. 

Lieut. Gera Goodale died 8 May, 1813, aged 38. 

1906.] Inscriptions in Connecticut. 141 

Bath wife of Capt Joseph Goodale died 29 Jan., 1817, aged 68. 

Joseph Groodale died 11 Oct., 1793, in 75th year. 

Mrs. Betty wife of Moses Goodale died 7 Feb., 1794, in 2l8t year. 

Clerenda daughter of Capt Asa and Mrs. Groslee died 28 Aag., 1808, 
aged 3 years. 

Mrs. Elizabeth wife of Joseph Hill died 8 April, o. s., 1754, aged about 
81 years. [A table monument] 

Prudence Holcomb, former consort of David Hubbard Esq., and late of 
Judah Holcomb Esq., died 29 Nov., 1783, in 83d year. 

Appleton Holmes. [No date.] 

Annar wife of Theoder HoUister died 12 Nov., 1816, in 70th year. 

Charles Hollister died 2 Feb., 1753, in 52d year. 

Deacon Elisha Hollister died 14 Nov., 1800, in 78th year. 

Mrs. Experience his wife died 7 July, 1765, in 38th year. 

Hannah wife of Plen Hollister died 14 May, 1811, aged 62. 

Moley wife of Plen Hollister died 19 March, 1786, in 47th year. 

Deacon Gideon Hollister died 15 Feb., 1785, in 86th year. 

Thomas Hollister died 17 Sept, 1784, in 76th year. 

Daniel House. [No date.] 

David Hubbard died 30 Sept, 1776, in 25th year. 

David Hubbard died 15 Oct, 1760, in 63d year. 

John Kimberly Esq. died 26 April, 1773, in 54th year. 

Mary his wife died 30 June, 1812, aged 88. 

Bezaleel Latimer died 12 Dec, 1811, in 64th year. 

LfCvi Loveland. [No date.] 

Sarah wife of Jonathan Shirtliff died 26 June, 1813, in 48th year. 

Deborah wife of Elijah Sparks died 16 May, 1824, aged 33. 

Benjamin Strickland died 7 June, 1806, in 76th year. 

Enoch Strickland died 11 Jan., 1758, in 58th year. 

Phebe Strickland wife of John Strickland died 10 June, 1750, in 46th 

Mary wife of Lieut. Stephen Strickland died 26 Aug., 1784, in 60th 

Lieut. Stephen Strickland died 2 May, 1803, aged 84. 

Rhoda his consort died 31 Dec., 1822, aged 62. 

Stephen Strickland Jr. died 6 Feb., 1802, aged 45. 

Chloe Treat wife of Jonah Treat died 21 Nov., 1789, in 22d year. 

Peleg Welden died 26 Oct, 1817, aged 77. 

John Wickham died 2 July, 1804, aged 52. 

Asa Williams died 19 April, 1790, in 26th year. 

Eunice wife of Daniel Wright died 29 May, 1768, in 64th year. 

Samuel Wrisley died 6 Feb., 1756, in 77th year. 

Thomas Wrisley died 1 Jan., 1813, in 88th year. 

[Others of the Brewer, Delin, Hills, Nye, and Wier families appear.] 
At Buckingham P. O. cemetery appear : 

Alfred Benton died 17 May, 1865, aged 75. 

Lorenda his wife died 23 Nov., 1863, aged 69. 

[Also members of the Goodale, Goslee, Hale, House, Howe, Loveland, 
Strickland, and Weir families appear.] 

In District No. 14 Glastonbury appears : 

Nathaniel Tryon died 15 Dec, 1835, aged 70. 
Mary his wife died 24 March, 1866, aged 85. 

142 Descendanls of Francis West. [April, 


Bj Edward E. Cornwall, M.D., of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1. " Francis West, a house carpenter by trade, being a single man, 
invited by a Mr. Thomas of Marshfield, Massachusetts, left the town of 
Salisbury in England and came to N. England, and settled in Duxburj, 
Mass., and married Margrey Reeves, by whom he had five children, viz., 
Samuel, Thomas, Peter, Mary and Ruth." So wrote Judge Zebulou West 
(1707-1770), a great-grandson of the emigrant, who probably learned 
these facts from his father, also named Francis (1669-1731), who lived 
with the emigrant in Duxbury until lie grew up. 

Francis West married Margaret Reeves, in Duxbury, F^b. 27, 1639, 
and died in that town, Jan. 2, 1692, aged 86. He is spoken of as a car- 
penter in tlie Duxbury records, and Uie Plymouth Colony records show 
that he made a pair of stocks for the town of Duxbury in 1640. In 1640 
and 1642 he was a member of the Grand Jury ; in 1642 he bought a house 
and land in Duxbury (Millbrook) ; and in 1643 he was on the list of those 
able to bear arms. He was admitted freeman in Plymouth Colony in 1 656. 
In 1658 he was surveyor of highways in Duxbury; constable in 1661 ; and 
in 1662, *69, 74, 78, '80 and *81 was a member of the " Grand Enquest.'* 
During the last years of his life his son Peter took care of him, and his 
estate, which amounted to only £16: 15: 00, was given to Peter by the 
Probate Court. 

Children,* probably bom in Duxbury : 

2. i. Samuel,* b. 1648. 

8. ii. Dr. Thomas, b. 1646. 

4. lil. Peter. 

iv. Mary. 

V. Ruth, b. 1651; d. Dec. 81, 1741, aged 90; m. Nathaniel Skiff. 

2. Samuel^ West (Francis^), born in 1643, died May 8, 1689, aged 
46, married, Sept. 26, 1668, Tryphosa, daughter of George and 
Sarah (Tracy) Partridge of Duxbury, Mass., who died Nov. 1, 
1701. he lived in Duxbury, where he was constable in 1674. 
Children, bom in Duxbury: 

6. I. Francis,' b. Nov. 18, 1669. 
ii. JuRN, b. Sept. 8, 1671 ; d. young. 

6. ill. Samuel, b. Dec. 23, 1672. 

iv. Pelatiah, b. Mar. 8, 1674; d. Dec. 7, 1766; m. July 12, 1722, Eliza- 
beth Chandler. Lived in Duxbury, where he was selectman sev- 
eral years. 

7. v. Hon. Ebbnezbr, b. July 22, 1676. 

8. vl. John, b. Mar. 6, 1679. 

vii. Abigail, b. Sept. 26, 1682; m. in 1714, Nathaniel Cole, 
viii. Bathshrba. Mentioned in the Zebulon West manuscript. 

« Besides the five children mentioned in the Zebulon West Manuscript, two others, 
Pelatiah and Richard, have been ascribed to Francis West, though it would seem 
without good reason. 

1906.] Descendants of Francis West. 143 

3. Dk. Thomas* West* (Francis^), bom in 1646, died Sept. 6, 1706, 

aged 60, married Elizabeth , who died Feb. 16, 1728, aged 

75. He was in Plymouth in 1667 and 1671, and after 1673 re- 
sided in Martha's Vineyard. He was a practicing physician, and 
perhaps also a lawyer, for he was called ^^ The King's Attorney " 
in 1681, and "Their Majesties' Attorney" in 1690. He joined 
the Sabbatarian Baptist Church in Newport in 1692, from which 
he was dismissed in 1702. His will, dated Jan. 15, 1697/8, men- 
tions his six sons, but not his daughters, who, however, are men- 
tioned in a division of his real estate in 1722. His will also 
mentions " my brother Nathaniel Skiff." 

Children, born in Martha's Vineyard : 

i. Abner,' b. June 9, 1683; d. 1766; m. Nov. 17, 1707, Jean, dau. of 
Thomas and Elizabeth (Bunker) Look, and widow of John Cottle. 
He was a carpenter in Martha's Vineyard. Anoong his children 
was Bev, Thomas,* who was father of Rev. Samnel,^ D.D., b. 1788, 
of Boston, and Hon. Benjamin,* b. 1746, of Charlestown, N. H. 

II. Thomas, d. 1728, in R. I., from Injuries received in a shipwreck; 

m. Jan. 29, 1713, Mary, dau. of Stephen and Deborah (SkilT) 
Presbury. He was an »* Innholder," ** mariner," and "pilot" in 
Malrtha*s Vineyard. Eight children. 

III. Peter, was excommunicated by the Newport Sabbatarian Baptist 

Church, In 1709, because he had *' forsaken the Lord's Holy Sab- 
bath and become very vain In his words and actions." He was a 
•* planter" in Littletown, Albemarle Co., N. C, in 1716. 

iv. William, mentioned In his father's will. 

V. Dr. Sackfield, m. (1) Apr. 7, 1716,. Mary Howes; m. (2) Ruth 
Jenkins; was a physician In Yarmouth and Barnstable, Mass. 
Among his children was Bef>, Samuelt* D.D., b. 1780, of New 
Bedford, Mass. 

vl. JuDAH, m. Sept. 28, 1718, Bethla Keen of Pembroke, Mass. ; lived 
In Plymouth, Mass. Thirteen children. 

vil. Abigail, m. 1722, Joshua Weeks. 

vlii. Elizabeth, m. (1) before 1708, John Millard of Newport; m. (2) 
Mar. 25, 1718, Jonathan Sabln of Newport. 

Ix. Ruth, m. Edward Cartwright of Martha's Vineyard. 

X. Mary, m. 1717, John Cottle of Martha's Vineyard. 

4. Peter* West (Francis^), died Feb. 20, 1720/1, married Patience 

, who died May 8, 1725, in Plympton, Mass. He lived in 

Duxbury, Mass., and inherited his father's estate. 

Children, bom in Duxbury : 

I. Mary.» b. Oct. 3, 1675 ; d. young. 

II. Margaret, b. Mar. 12, 1678 ; m. Jonathan Bryant of Plympton. 

III. Esther, b. Sept. 20, 1680. 

Iv. Ann, b. Feb. 16, 1682; m. May 7, 1706, Ellsha Curtis. 

V. William, b. May 4, 1683; m. 1709, Abiah Sprague of Hlngham, 

vi. Mary, b. Dec. 7, 1686. 
vii. Benjamin, b. July 7, 1688. 
vlli. Elisua, b. Mar. 2, 1693; m. (1) Dec. 10, 1718, Mary Bearse; m. (2) 

Martha . He lived in Kingston and Pembroke, Mass. 

ix. Samuel, b. Apr. 4, 1697. 

• For the account here given of Dr. Thomas West and his children I am indebted 
to the courtesy of Dr. Charles £. Banks, U. S. N., who has furnished it to me from 
the manuscript of his forthcoming History of Martha's Vineyard. 

144 Descendants of Francis West. [April , 

5. Francis* Webt (Samuel* Franei^), bom Nov. 13, 1669, died in 

1731, married, Dec. 20, 1696, Mercy, daughter of Captain Joseph 
and Mary (Avery) Minor of Stonington, Conn. He joined the 
church in Stonington, by letter from the church in Preston, Conn., 
Nov. 1, 1702. About 1720 he removed with the first settlers to 
Tolland, Conn., and was the first deacon in the church there, and 
also selectman. 

Children, bom in Preston and Stonington : 

i. Mercy,* b. Oct. 80, 1697; m. Feb. 14, 1716-7, Nathaniel Wales of 
Windham, Conn. 
9. 11. Samuel, b. 1699. 

10. ill. Joseph, bapt. Nov. 80, 1701. 

11. iv. Amasa, bapt. Mar. 27, 1704. 

12. V. Hon. Zebulon, bapt. Mar. 16, 1707. 
18. vi. Christopher, bapt. June 19, 1709. 
14. vii. Felatiah, bapt. Sept 80, 1711. 

6. Samuel* West (Samuel,* Francis^), bom Dec 28, 1672, probably 

died about 1763, married, June 30, 1709, Martha, daughter of John 
and Mercy (Pabodie) Simmons, and widow of £benezer Delano 
of Duxbury, Mass. Her grandmother, Elizabeth (Alden) Pabodie, 
was daughter of John and Prisdlla (MuUins) Alden. He lived in 
Duxbury, and, after 1723, in Lebanon, Conn. He was one of the 
organizers, in 1730, of the Groshen Church in Lebanon. 
Children, born in Duxbury : 

16. i. Amos,* b. May 29, 1710. 

16. ii. Nathan, b. Aug. 18. 1711. 
ill. Sarah, b. Nov. 8, 1712. 

17. iv. MosBS, b. Mar. 4, 1716. 

7. Hon. Ebenezer* West (Samuel* Francis^), horn July 23, 1676, 

died Oct. 31, 1758, married, Jan. 14, 1713, Susannah, daughter of 
Nathaniel Wales of Windham, Conn., who died Oct. 14, 1723. He 
was an early settler of Lebanon, Conn., where he was constable in 
1713, and was one of the organizers of the Goshen Church in 
Lebanon, in 1730, and its first deacon. He was a Representative 
in the Legislature for 46 sessions. Selectman, Justice of the Peace, 
and Judge of the County Court. His epitaph says he was ^^ a person 
eminent for the strong powers of his mind, the honesty and integrity 
of his heart, and ye seriousness of his virtue. He long and faith- 
fully served ye church of Christ in the office of a deacon, and his 
country in the character of a justice and a' judge, and discharged 
duties of every relation with uprightness." 
Children, bom in Lebanon : 

i. Sarah,^ b. Jan. 25, 1714 ; living in 1746, unmarried. 

18. ii. Hon. Joshua, b. July 80, 1716. 

ili. Bathshbba, b. Mar. 8, 1717; d. young. 

Iv. Susannah, b. Jan. 17, 1719 ; m. Delano. 

V. Ebknezbr, b. Apr. 11, 1721 ; d. young. 

vl. Jonathan [twin], b. Oct. 2, 1723; d. young. 

vll. David [twin], b. Oct. 2, 1728; d. young. * 

8. John* West (Samuel* Francis^), bom March 6, 1679, died Nov. 17, 

1641, married Deborah , who married second, John Lane 

of KQlingworth, Conn. He settled in Lebanon, Conn., before 1714, 

1906.] Descendants' of Francis West. 145 

and was one of the organlzeTS of the Goehen Church in Lebanon, 
in 1730. 

Children, bom in Lebanon : 

i. Jkrusha,* b. Dec. 17, 1708 ; d. yonng. 

ii. Hannah, b. July 18, 1710; m. Feb. 14, 1789-40, Israel Everett of 

19. m. Nathan, b. Nov. 10, 1712. 

20. iv. John, b. Mar. 12, 1715. 

V. Priscilla, b. Jnly 17, 1717; d. 1780. 
vi. Dorothy, b. Sept. 10, 1719; d. 1780. 

21. vil. Solomon, b. Mar. 15, 1783. 

22. viii. Calrb, b. July 8, 1726. 

9. Samuel^ West (Francis* Samuel* Francis^)^ bom in 1699, died 
Feb. 3, 1779, married first, Nov. 4, 1724, Sarah, daughter of Jona- 
than Delano, who died Nov., 1752 ; and married second, Nov. 26, 
1754, Abigail, daughter of Ichabod Lathrop. He lived in Tolland, 

Children, bom in Tolland : 

i. Prudknce,^ b. Sept. 5, 1726 ; m. Jan. 17, 1744, Joseph Lathrop. 

ii. Sarah, b. Mar. 21, 1729 ; m. Redington. 

iii. Samuiel, b. Mar. 80, 1782 ; m. Mar. 25, 1755, Sarah, dau. of Ichabod 
Lathrop, who d. May 7, 1784, in Pittsfleld, Mass. ; lived in Tol- 
land. Children, bom in Tolland: 1. Sarah,' 2. Tryphena. 8. 
Ichabod, served in the Revolution. 4. Stephen, served in the 
Revolution. 6. Frederick. 6. Grace. 7. Prudence. 

iv. Abigail, b. July 22, 1785 ; d. young. 

V. Abner, b. May 1, 1787; d. 1880; m. July 8, 1760, Mary, dau. of 
Joseph Hatch; lived in Tolland, Conn., and Lee and Richmond, 
Mass.; served In the expedition for the relief of Fort William 
Henry In the French and Indian War, 1767 ; served In the Revo- 
lution. Children, bora In Tolland: 1. AbigaiL* 2. William, 
served In the Revolution. 8. Abner. 4. Mary, m. Abraham Hand. 

5. Submit, m. Samuel Sonthwlck. 6. Susannah, m Pardon Pierce. 
7. Eley, m. Curtis Stoddard. 8. Sarah, m. Daniel Chamberlain. 

9. Pamelia, m. Curtis Stoddard. 10. Betsey, m. Francis Chevevoy. 
vi. Joanna, b. Dec. 2, 1739 ; m. Smith. 

vli. Elisha, b. Sept. 14, 1742; m. May 23, 1771, Olive Brewster of 
Sharon, Conn. Lived In Stockbridge and Lee, Mass. Children, 
born in Lee: 1. Afary.* 2. Prudence. S.Ann, i. John Brewster. 
Perhaps others. 

vlii. Anna, b. Sept. 16, 1745; d. young. 

ix. Anna, b. Sept. 12, 1766. 

X. Ruth, b. Dec. 24, 1769. 

10. Joseph* West (Francis,* Samuel* Francis^), baptized Nov. 30, 
1701, died Jan. 27, 1764, aged 64, married, May 19, 1725, Joanna, 
daughter of Jonathan Delano. He lived in Tolland, Conn., and 
was selectman and deacon. 
Children, bom in Tolland : 

i. Mary,* b. Apr. 21, 1726 ; m. Adonlram Grant. 

ii. Joseph, b. Nov. 2, 1728; m. (1) Dorcas Redington; m. (2) Mar. 

10, 1762, Lois Strong. Children, born in Tolland : 1. Joseph,* d. 
young. 2. Sarah. 3. Charles, d. young. 4. Jonathan, d. young. 

6. Dorcas, d. young. 6. Eunice, d. young. 7. Joseph. 8. Salome. 
9. Hannah. 10. Zadock. 11. JbeZ, m. Ablna Chapman. 

ill. Joanna (or Jane), b. Aug. 21, 1782; m. (1) Dec. 26, 1751, Samuel 
Huntington ; m. (2) William Stanley. 

146 Defendants of Francis West. [April, 

iv. RuFus, b. Nov. 2, 1736; d. Aug. 12, 1814; m. Nov. 22, 1764, Sarah 
Nye ; lived in Tolland ; served in the expedition for the relief of 
Fort William Henry in the French and Indian War, 1767. Chil- 
dren, bom in Tolland : 1. Orac^,* m. John Barnard. 2. Ephraim^ 
b. Sept. 3, 1767 ; d. Nov. 2, 1860 ; m. Bath Cobb ; Representative. 
3. JoeU d. young. 

V. Deborah, b. Jan. 30, 1738; m. Joshua Morgan. 

vl. Bathshrba, b. July 9, 1741; d. Sept. 1, 1774; m. Dec. 6, 1766, 
Jonathan Hatch. 

vii. Andrew, m. Mehitable Palmer; lived in Tolland, Conn., and Stock- 
bridge, Mass. ; served In the Revolution. Children : 1. Palmer,* 

2. Jabez. 3. OrvUle, 4. Jane, 6. Hannah, 6. Abigail. 
vlli. Epiiraim, b. Dec. 6, 1747; d. Sept. 16, 1760. 

ix. Capt. Jabez, b. Jan. 30, 1761; d. Nov. 24, 1817; m. May 22, 1788, 
Koxanna, dan. of Samuel Chapman of Tolland, who was b. Nov. 4, 
1763 ; lived in Tolland ; served in the Revolution. Children : 1. 
Aaron.* 2. Dr. Eber, of Otis, Mass. 3. Boxanna. 

11. Amasa* West {Francis,^ Samuely^ Francis^), baptized March 27, 

1704, married first, Amy, daughter of Joseph Hatch ; and married 
second, Sept. 20, 1757, Bathsheba Gibbs of Sandwich, Mass. He 
lived iu Tolland, Mass. 
Children, bom in Tolland : 

i. Francis,* b. Nov. 1, 1731; d. June 22, 1769; m. Sept. 17, 1761, 
Abigail Strong of Coventry, Conn. ; lived in Tolland, Conn. 
Children, born in Tolland : 1. Beulah,* d. young. 2. Abigail j d. 
young. 3. Dorcas, m, Amaziah Grover of Windham. 4. Amasa, 
d. young. 5. Sarah. 6. Joanna. 7. Francis. 8. Irena, d. young. 

li. Oliver, b. Oct, 2, 1733; d. Apr. 23, 1816; m. June 20, 1757, Thank- 
ful Nye, who d. Mar. 13, 1806, aged 69; lived in Tolland, Conn., 
and Lee, Mass. Children: 1. Ebenezer,* m. Mehitable Nye. 2. 
Anna, d. young. 3. Amy, m. Seth Nye. 4. Caleb. 5. Amasa. 

6. Joshua, m. Mary Newell. 7. Anna, m. Heman Bradley. 8. 
Sarah. 9. Oliver. 

ill. Phebe. b. Sept. 2, 1736. 

iv. Lucia, b. Aug. 9, 1738. 

V. Rebeckah, b. Nov. 25, 1740; d. Dec. 10, 1774. 

vi. Amy, b. Dec. 8, 1741 ; d. Aug. 8, 1766. 

vU. Mercy, b. Sept. 16, 1744. 

viii. Mehitable, b. Feb. 7, 1747; d. Mar. 24, 1766. 

ix. Amasa, b. May 1, 1749. 

X. Susan, b. Mar. 8, 1754; d. Mar. 26, 1766. 

xl. Levi. b. Apr. 27, 1760 ; d. Dec. 23, 1808 ; m. 1783, Bathsheba Rider, 
who d. Apr. 30, 1806 ; lived in Tolland and Lee ; served in the 
Revolution. Children, born in Lee: 1. Nabby,* 2. Nathaniel. 

3. Patty, d. young. 4. Ama^a. 5. PaUy. 6. Mercy, d. young. 

7. Ann. 8. Mercy. 

12. Hon. Zebulon* West (Francis* Samuel,^ Francis^), baptized Nov. 

16, 1707, died Dec. 4, 1770, aged 64, married first, Oct. 7, 1731, 
Mary, daughter of Jonathan Delano, who died July 26, 1743 ; and 
married second, Feb. 12, 1744, Widow Sarah (Avery) Sluman of 
Groton, Conn. He lived in Tolland, Conn. ; was the first Repre- 
sentative from Tolland in the Legislature, and represented the 
town at every session but one until his death, 53 sessions in all ; 
Speaker of the Legislature for 10 sessions; member of the Gover- 
nor's Council ; town clerk ; selectman ; Judge of Probate ; Justice 
of the Peace, and of the Quorum ; Judge of the Hartford County 
Court ; captain of militia. He held most of these offices at the same 

1906.] Descendants of Francis West. 147 

time^ and for long periods. He was aathor of a manuscript gene- 
alogy of the West Family. 
Children, bom in Tolland : 

1. Mart,* b. Sept. 17, 1782; m. Bphraim Grant. 

li. Rev. Dr. Stkphbn, b. Nov. 2, 1786; d. May 18, 1819; m. (1) 
Elizabeth Williams, who d. Sept. 15, 1804 ; m. (2) Elinor Davis, 
who d. Mar. 14, 1827 ; graduated at Yale, 1756 ; received degree 
of D.D. from Dartmouth; preached in Stockbridge, Mass., 1759 
to 1818; aathor of '* Essay on the Atonement" and ** Essay on 
Moral Agency," both widely celebrated in their day, and of nn- 
meroas pamphlets, his fame as a theologian attracting many 
students whom he prepared for 'the ministry; vice-president of 
the first board of trustees of Williams College. 

iii. Ann, b. Mar. 19, 1738 ; d. Jan. 8. 1776. 

Iv. Thankful, b. July 14, 1740; d. Dec. 16, 1764. 

V. Eluah, b. Apr. 6, 1748; d. young. 

vi. Sar^, b. Jan. 27, 1746 ; d. Aug. 19, 1760. 

vil. Prudkncb, b. Feb. 16, 1747; d. Aug. 16, 1748. 

viii. Nathaniel, b. Sept. 6, 1748; d. Feb. 2, 1816; m. Nov. 2, 1771, Lur 
cretia Woodbridge of Hartford; lived in Tolland, Conn., and 
Stockbridge, Mass. Town clerk of Tolland. Graduated at Yale, 
1768 ; served in the Revolution as Lieutenant Children, bom in 

Tolland : 1. Nancy, ^ m. Chase. 2. Fidelia^ m. Josiah 

Jones. 8. Aahbel, m. Delight Rudd. 4. Desire, m. Jabez Dudley. 
6. Bussell, d. young. 6. Anna Woodbridge, m. Horace Chase. 

Iz. Dr. Jeremiah, b. July 20, 1768; m. (1) Feb. 8, 1781, Amelia Ely, 
who was b. Dec. 26, 1750, and d. Apr. 28, 1786; m. (2) 1787, 
Martha, dan. of Dr. Thomas Williams of Deerfleld, Mass. ; lived 
in Tolland ; was a physician ; graduated at Yale, 1777 ; served five 
years in the Revolution as surgeon ; an early member of the So- 
ciety of the Cincinnati ; justice of the peace ; and representative. 
Children, bom in Tolland : 1. Laura,* m. Capt. Joseph Abbott. 
2. Fanny, m. Cyrus Williams. 8. Amelia, m. Col. Prentice Wil- 
liams. 4. Francis, m. Fanny Chapman. 5. Cynthia, m. John Ser- 
geant. 6. Julia, d. young. 7. Edmund, 8. Lois, m. (1) — — 
Post; m. (2) Rev. Nichols. 

X. Desire, b. Aug. 18, 1755; d. Jan. 20, 1778; m. June 6, 1774, Benoni 

xi. Sarah, b. May 27, 1758 ; d. young. 

13. Christopher* West (Francis,* Samuel,^ Francis^), baptized Jan. 9, 
1709, married, Oct. 25, 1732, Amy, daughter of Jonathan Delano, 
He lived in Tolland and Coventry, Conn. 
Children, bom in Tolland and Coventry : 

i. Priscilla,* b. Aug:. 26, 1783. 

ii. Princk, m. Hannah ; lived in Lee, Mass.; town clerk in 

1777. Children, born in Lee : 1. BatJisheba.* 2. Hannah. 8. John. 

4. Sylvanus, m. Wealthea Tracy. 6. Christopher. 6. Heman. 7. 

Amy. 8. Philo. 9. Ezekiel, 10. Prince, m. Lura Tracy, 
iii. Francis, b. Oct. 30, 1735 ; d. young. 
iv. Jonathan, b. Dec. 30, 1737; d. Sept. 17, 1795; m. Elizabeth ; 

lived in Lee, Mass. : served In the Revolution. Children, born in 

Lee: 1. Miner.^ 2. David, d. young. 3. Lydia, d. young. 4. 

David. 5. Jared. 6. Betsey. 7. Laura. 8. Jonathan. 9. Thomas, 

10. Lydia, d. young. 11. Lois. 12. Lydia. 18. Alvan. 14. Susannah. 
V. Jerusha, b. Apr. 27, 1740. 
vi. Miner, b. Jan. 9, 1743. 
vii. Lois, b. Apr. 5, 1746. 
viii. Lydia, b. Nov. 24, 1747. 
Ix. Mary, b. May 25; 1750. 
X. Sarah, mentioned in the Zebulon West Ms. 
VOL. LX. 11 

148 Descendants of Francis West. [April, 

14 Pelatiah* West (Francis,* Samtiely* Francis^\ baptized Sept. 30, 
1711, died July 11, 1778, married, Dec. 5, 1734, Elizabeth La- 
throp, who died May 7, 1800, aged 88. He lived in Tolland, Conn., 
and Lee, Mass. 

Children, born in Tolland : 

1. Elizabeth,* b. Sept. 17. 1735. 

ii. Susannah, b. Mar. 28, 1737 ; m. Oct. 9, 1767, Ozlah Strong of Cov- 
entry, Conn. 
UL Eleazur, b. Nov. 9, 1738; m. Dec. 6, 1761, Olive Redington; lived 

In Tolland and Lee. Children : 1. Charles.* 2. Thankful. 3. Olive. 

Perhaps others, 
iv. Hannah, b. Mar. 28, 1740. 
V. Zerviah, b. Aug. 2, 1743. 
vi. Eunice, b. Apr. 30, 1746. 
vli. Elijah, b. Mar. 7, 1747: m. Marah ; lived in Lee. Children, 

born in Lee: 1. ./e^iit^n,' m. Phebe Wilcox. 2. Orange. 3. 

Erastus. 4. Deborah. 6. Pamelia^ d. young. 6. A»hbel, 7. 

Wareham. 8. Sahara. 9. Alphceus. 10. Edna. 
viii. Daniel, b. July 22, 1769; m. Elizabeth Tracy; lived in Lee and 

Lenox, Mass. Children, born in Lee and Lenox : 1. Elizabeth^ 

d. young. 2. Zerviah. 3. Thomas Tracy. 4. Daniel. 5. Lucy. 

6. Sally. 7. Ira. 8. Elizabeth. 9. Orson. 10. Pelatiah. 11. Al- 

vah. 12. Eunice. 
ix. Prudence, b. June 1, 1751. 
X. Mary, b. Jan. 28, 1753. 

15. Amos* West (Samuel* Samuel,^ Francis^), born May 29, 1710, 

married, July 21, 1738, Sarah Cutten of Watertown. He lived in 
Lebanon, Conn., Goshen parish. 
Children, born in Lebanon : 

i. Bathsheba,* b. May 1, 1739; d. young. 

li. Abigail, b. July 9, 1741. 

Hi. Bathsheba, b. July 23. 1743; d. young. 

iv. Sarah, b. Aug. 28, 1745; d. young. 

V. Abiah, b. Mar. 15, 1748 ; d. young. 

vl. Reuben, b. June 6, 1750. 

vii. SiMKON, b. May 21, 1751. 

viii. Levi, b. May 20, 1764 ; served in the Revolution. 

ix. Judah, b. Apr. 4, 1757 ; served in the Revolution. 

X. Amos, bapt. July 24, 1759 ; served in the Revolution. 

16. Nathan* West (Samuel* Samuel,^ Francis^), born Aug. 18, 1711, 

married, July 20, 1741, Jerusha, daughter of Gershom and Mary 
(Buel) Hinckley of Lebanon, Conn. He lived in the parish of 
Goshen in Lebanon. 

Children, born in Lebanon : 

i. Jerusha,« b. Oct. 21, 1741 ; m. 1767, Eldad Hunt of Lebanon. 
28. il. Capt. Samuel, b. Aug. 23, 1743. 

iii. Nathan, b. May 26, 1746; d. young. 
Iv^ Mary, b. June 7, 1747. 
V. Nathan, b. June 8, 1749. 
vi. Lucy, b. May 16, 1751. 
vii. Walter, b. May 12, 1753. 
viii. Charles, b. ApV. 22, 1755; d. young. 

ix. Charles, b. July 4, 1756; d. Aug. 20, 1778; served in the Revolu- 
tion, and was killed in battle. 
X. Seth, b. June 2, 1758. 
xi. Calvin, b. June 11, 1761. 
xii. Georqe, b. May 13, 1762. 

1906.] Descendants of Francis West. 149 

17. Moses* West (Samuel* Samuel,^ Frcmcts^), born Mar. 4, 1716, mar- 

ried, Aag. 18, 1751, Jemima Eaton of Tolland, Conn. He lived 
in Tollaud. 
Children : 

i. DURA,» b. Jan. 23, 1762. 

ii. Luna, b. Jan. 9, 1754 ; m. Mar. 4, 1773, Jobin Bozworth of Lebanon. 

III. Alvah, d. 1816; m. Susannah ; lived In Stafford, Conn.; 

served In the Revolution. Children: 1. Lunay* m. Samuel Cush- 
man. 2. Amelia. 3. Asa Davis, 4. Susan. 6. Clarissa^ m. 
Zachariah Hale. 6. Willis. 7. Horatio. 8. Orrin. 

Iv. Anna, mentioned In the Zebulon West Ms. 

18. Hon. Joshua* West {Hon. Ebenezer* Samuel,^ Francis^), bom July 

30, 1715, died Nov. 9, 1783, married first, Apr. 16, 1741, Sarah 
Wattles, who died Jan. 20, 1 743/4, aged 20 ; and married second, 
June 24, 1745, Elizabeth, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary (Veach) 
Williams of Lebanon, Conn., who died May 16, 1791. He lived 
in Lebanon, Goshen parish ; graduated at Yale, 1738 ; was repre- 
sentative in the Legislature, 27 sessions ; judge of the County 
Court ; Captain of militia ; deacon ; and served as Captain in the 
French and Indian War. In 1776, he was appointed by the Con- 
necticut Legislature one of the nine members of the Revolutionary 
Committee of Safety of the Colony. His tombstone says : " His 
natural and amiable disposition, together with a liberal education, 
rendered him much beloved and extensively useful.*' 
Children, born in Lebanon : 

I. Susannah,* b. Apr. 28, 1742 ; m. Dec. 2, 1762, David Mason of Nor- 


II. Joshua, b. Dec. 12, 1743; d. Apr. 8, 1746. 

III. Sarah, b. Feb. 16, 1746-7; m. Mar. 25, 1773, William Buel of Leb- 


Iv. Lieut. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 17, 1748 ; d. Nov. 26, 1822 ; served In the 
Revolution as Lieut. ; was taken prisoner on Long Island, Dec. 
10, 1777, and exchanged Dec. 8, 1780 ; after he was taken prisoner, 
his horse found its way back to Lebanon alone. 

V. Mary, b. Jan. 11, 1750; d. Sept. 13, 1753. 

vl. Joshua, b. Dec. 20, 1751; d. May 22, 1839; m. (1) Nov. 6, 1778, 
Hannah Williams, who d. Mar. 26, 1781 ; m. (2) Mar. 19, 1789, 
Elizabeth Raymond, who d. 1843, aged 93; lived In MontvlUe, 
Conn. Children: 1. Olive * iX. young, 2. ./bAn, d. young. 3, 
Capt. EnoSj ra. Nancy Latham. 

vll. Mary, b. Jan. 2, 1754; m. Dec. 21, 1775, Ellphalet Metcalf . 

viii. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 22, 1756; d. Jan. 9, 1759. 

ix. Jonathan, b. Mar. 3, 1758; d. Mar. 19, 1759. 

X. Jonathan, b. May 31, 1761; ra. (1) May 26, 1786, Parthena Clarke; 
m. (2) Nov. 14, 1798, Emma Newcomb; lived in Lebanon. Chil- 
dren : 1. Elizabeth, m. Samuel Newcomb. 2. Samuel, m. Nan- 
cy Grlffln. 3. Joshua, ra. Sarah Coggshall. 4. Jonathan, m. 
Sarah Grlffln. 6. Parthena, m. Oliver Chatfleld, 6. Mary, m. 
David T. Wood. 7. David P., m. Sally Ladd. 

il. David, b. July 11, 1763; ra. Mercy, dan. of Capt. Gideon Clark; 
lived In Lebanon. Children : 1. Harriet,^ d, young. 2. David, d. 
young. 3. Mary, d. young. 4. Charles Ebenezer, m. Lucy Clark. 
6. Jabez, m. Fanny Balch. 

xil. Elijah, b. Aug. 20, 1765, m. and removed to Pennsylvania. 

xili. IsA.\c, b. Oct. 11, 1771 ; d. June 16, 1836; m. and went west, but af- 
ter his wife and children were drowned while crossing Lake Erie, 
he returned to Lebanon. 

19. Nathan* West (John,* Samuel* Francis^), born Nov. 10, 1712, died 

1801, married Dec 7, 1738, Mary, daughter of Gershom and Mary 

150 Descendants of Francis West. [April, 

(Buel) Hinckley of Lebanon, Coun. He lived in Bozrah, Conn. 
Children, bom in Bozrah : 

i. Deborah,* b. Aug. 6, 1740. 

il. Capt. Elias, b. July 6, 1744; d. Feb. 9, 1886 ; m. Oct. 81, 1765, Mary 
Lathrop of Norwich, Conn. ; lived in Bosrah ; representative 
many times; served in the Revolation as lient. Children: 1. 
Jedidiah,^ m. Mary Backns of Hebron, Conn ; lived in Manches- 
ter, y t. 2. Elias, m. Mary Armstrong ; lived in Montrose, Fa. 8. 
Aaahel, m. (1) Sarah Wlghtman of Bozrah ; m. (2) Sarah Hinman 
of Galway, N. Y. ; lived in Galway. 4. Zerviah, m. Gurdon Gif- 
ford of Norwich. 6. Pamelia, m. Jabez West Throop of Bozrah. 
6. Hannaht m. Edward Fuller ot, Montrose. 7. Mary, m. Samuel 
Fish of Litchfield, N. Y. 

ill. Nathan, .b. Sept. 7, 1746 ; m. June 12, 1770, Sarah Chapman of 

Iv. Child, d. Sept. 18, 1748. 

V. Lieut. Jabez, b. Nov. 19, 1749; d. May 1, 1814; m. Jan. 3, 1778, 
Abigail Throop of Bozrah, who d. Oct. 29, 1825, aged 76 ; lived In 
Lebanon, Goshen parish ; served In the Revolution as lleut. 

vl. Daniel, b. Nov. 20, 1751 ; served In the Revolution. 

vll. Gershom, b. May 8, 1754; m. wld. PrlsclUa (Hinckley) Hyde, dau. 
of Jared and Anna (Hyde) Hinckley of Lebanon ; lived in Troy, 
N. Y. Children: 1. Jared.* 2. Christopher. 3. Calista. 4. Deb- 

20. John* West (/oA/i,» Samuel,^ Francis^), bom Mar. 12, 1715, died 

Jan. 31, 1766, married, June 16, 1738, Rebecca, daughter of John 
and Margaret (Post) Abel of Lebanon, Conn. He lived in Leb- 
anon, Tolland, and Windham, Conn. 

Children, born in Lebanon and Tolland : 

1. John,* b. Aug. 8, 1739; d. Nov. 23, 1810; m. Apr. 26, 1764, Phebe, 
dau. of Jonathan Strickland of Glastonbury, Conn. ; lived In 
Windham and GlavStonbnry, Conn., and, after 1776, In Claremont, 
N. H. Children: 1. Phebe,* d. young. 2. Lucretia. 3. Pliebe. 4. 
John. 5. Anne. 6. Rufus. 7. David. 8. Aaron, m. Elizabeth 

il. Dan, b. Dec. 31, 1741 : d. May, 1795 ; m. June 13, 1771, Mercy Cook ; 
lived in Hadley, Mass. Children, bom In Hadley: 1. Dan,* d. 
young. 2. Thomas, d. young. 3. Dan, d. young. 4. Thomas, b. 
Jan. 27, 1778; d. Jan. 16, 1865; m. Huldah Parsons. 5. Buby.. 6. 
Polly, d. young. 7. Rebecca. 8. Polly. 9. Mary. 10. Rosioell, 
d. young. 11. Hannah, m. Chester Gray. 12. Jerusha, d. 1886, 
aged 91. 

111. David, b. Feb. 4, 1744 ; m. Bet hla Randall ; lived In Vernon, Conn., 
and Mlddlefleld, Mass. ; served In the Revolution. Children : 1. 
Horace.* 2. Percy. 3. Randall. 

Iv. Rufus, b. May 16, 1746; d. Aug. 19, 1747. 

V. Abel, b. May 11, 1747 ; d. Jan. 12, 1836; m. Hannah Chapman; lived 
In Lebanon and Bolton, Conn., and Washington, Mass.; Impov- 
erished himself purchasing supplies for the Revolutionary army. 
Children: 1. John Chapman,* d. voung. 2. Hannah, m. Justus 
Chamberlain. 3. Abel, b. Nov. 26, 1780; d. 1871; m. Matilda 
Thompson. 4. Rhoda, m. Charles Cooley. 5. Almira, m. Wil- 
liam Nichols. 6. Elizabeth, m. Alva Ames. 7. Laura, m. Asa 

vi. Hannah, b. Sept. 11, 1749; prob. d. young. 

vll. Dorothy, b. Oct. 1, 1751; d. young. 

vlll. Rebbckah, b. Apr. 7, 1755 ; d. young. 

Ix. Olive, mentioned In the Zebulon West Ms. 

21, Solomon* West {John^^ Samuel,^ Frauds^), born Mar. 15, 1723, 

died Aug. 9, 1810, married, Oct 10, 1743, Abigail Strong of Leb- 

1906.] Descendants of Francis West. 151 

anon, Conn., who died Aug. 12, 1807. He lived in the North dis- 
trict of Tolland, Conn., and was commissioned ensign of militia in 
Children, bom in Tolland : 

i. Solomon,* b. Aag. 23, 1744: d. Jane 8. 1822; m. (1) Mar. 20. 1770, 

Pradence Latliiop; m. (2) Feb. 29, 1776, Catherine Carpenter; 

lived in Tolland. Children, bom in Tolland: 1. Solomon,* d. 

jonng. 2. Jene. 8. Prudence^ m. Roswell Hatch. 4. Sylvia^ m. 

Walter Badcock. 5. Buby. 6. Ebenezer. 
ii. Ruby, b. Aug. 1747 ; d. Oct. 6, 1781 ; m. Aug. 6, 1779, William Gurley. 
lit. Abigail, b. Dec. 19, 1748. 
iv. Ltdia, b. liar. 5, 1752; d. Oct. 28, 1772. 
V. Esther, b. liar. 17, 1754. 
vi. Chlob, b. Apr. 14, 1766. 
vii. Stephen, b. Aug. 19, 1759. 
viii. Jekusha, b. June 6, 1768. 

22. Caleb* West (John* Samuel^* Francis^), bom July 13, 1726, mar- 

ried, Aug. 12, 1747, Hannah Tnttle of Lebanon, Conn. He lived 
in Lebanon and Tolland, Conn. 

Children, bom in Lebanon and Tolland : 

!. Loi8,» bapt. Apr. 10, 1748. 

ii. Hannah, b. Aug. 8, 1749. 

ill. Caleb, b. Jan. 12, 1751; m. . Children: I. Darius.* 2. Aaron. 

8. Hannah. 4. Pamdia. 
iv. Ira, b. June 26, 1752 ; m. Mar. 29, 1792, Sarah, dan. of Col. Samuel 

Chapman ; lived in Tolland ; served in the Revolution. 
V. Jonathan, b. June 20, 1754; probably d. young, 
vi. Roger, b. July 1, 1755. 
vii. Irene, d. Nov., 1768. 
vlil. Susannah, d. young, 
ix. Priscilla. b. Nov. 25, 1768. 
X. Kftty, b. Mar. 20, 1768. 
xi. Prudence, mentioned in the Zebulon West Ms. 

23. Capt. Samuel* West (Nathan,* Samuel,* Samuel,* Francis^), bom 

Aug. 23, 1743, died Jan. 10, 1835, married first, Sept. 12, 1765, 
Sarah, daughter of William and Sarah (Lyman) Hunt of Lebanon, 
Conn., who was born March 14, 1743, and died Aug. 12, 1816 ; and 
married second, Sarah Porter, who died Nov. 8, 1851, aged 84. 
He lived in the parish of Groshen in Lebanon, Conn., until about 
1778, when he moved into that part of Lebanon which afterwards 
became the town of Columbia. He served in the Revolution as 
sergeant and was a Revolutionary pensioner ; and was Representa- 

Children, bom in Lebanon : 

I. Rev. Joel, b. Mar. 12, 1766. 

Ii. Sarah, b. June 11, 1768; ra. Pease of Smyrna, N. Y. 

iil. Parthrna, b. May 15, 1770 ; m. Jared Bennett of Smyrna, N. Y. 
Iv. Vilatia, b. May 2, 1772 ; m. Gilbert Lincoln. 
V. Submit, b. Dec. 26, 1773; m. Benjamin House, 
vi. Col. Samuel, b. Feb. 11, 1776. 
vii. Charlks, b. Nov. 10, 1777; d. Dec. 2, 1777. 
viii. Jkrusha, b. Dec. 6, 1778; d. Nov. 21, 1781. 
ix. Lydia, b. May 1, 1782; d. 1866. 
X. Charlks, b. Mar. 11, 1784. 

xi. Sophia, b. Apr. 13, 1786; m. Chester Lyman of Columbia, 
xii. Betsky, b. June 21, 1789; m. (1) Hale; m. (2) Hitch- 
cock of Bayonne, N. J. 

152 Fairbanks Marriages. [April, 

From 1538 to 1624. 

Communicated by Rev. Hiram Francis Fairbanks, of Milwaukee, Wis. 

Inasmuch as several early American emigrants came from the 
above named parish, this list may prove interesting. 

The Fairbank, or Fairbanks, family was probably in this parish as 
early as 450 years ago. The earliest will, that of Richard of Hep- 
tonstall, in 1517, says his father lived, and he was bom, in Kendall 
of Westmoreland. John Fairbank of Sowerby in 1517 was prob- 
ably a brother of Richard, and Edmund Fairbank of Heptonstall 
was very likely his uncle. Edmund, who made his will in 1533, 
was probably bom about 1460 or earlier. He seems to have been 
a man of considerable local importance. Two of his sons, Sir 
William and Sir George, were priests, and he had helped found a 
chapel. He seems to have had a chaplain, Sir John Grenwood ; 
and to have possessed considerable land and money. He willed two 
'' Macers," doubtless the symbol of some authority. 


Richard Saltonstall to Margaret widow of Hy. Fayrbanke, 24 Jan. 

John Fayrebank to Eliz. Waterhous, 22 Oct. 1543. 

Anth'y Fairbanke to Agnes Saybyll, 8 July 1544. 

Rol)ert Fourness to Sybell Fairebanke, 1 June 1545. 

W°» Appillerd to Alice Fairbanke, 12 Sept. 1546. 

Omfray Fairbanke to Johanna Heliwell, 31 Jan. 1546-7. 

Edmund Fairbanke to Margt Denton, 20 June 1547. 

Rd. Flemynge to Chrystabel Fairbanke, 6 July 1550. 

Omfrey Fairebanke to Elsabeth Battes, 2 Sept. 1560. 

William Fairebanke to Isabella Horton, 28 July 1562. 

John Fairbank to Jane Banyster, 28 Jan. 1565-6. 

John Northend to Magt Fairebank, 12 July 1566. 

Humfrey Fairbanke to Sybell Wilson, 8 May 1570. 

James Gawkroger to Jenet Fayrbank, 2 Dec. 1571. 

Geo. Harryson to Agnes Fayrbank, 14 Oct. 1573. 

Edw. Brodleys to Margt Fayrbank, 3 Feb. 1573. 

Geo. Fayrbank to Jenet Brodly, 15 Feb. 1573-4. 

John Fayrbank to Anne Stocke, 24 May 1574. 

Matthew Brodley to Jane Fayrbank, 25 July 1575. 
. John Fayrbank to Margaret Symnes, 2 April 1578. 

Hugh Fayrbank to Jane Mychell, 2 April 1578. 

Rob. Hargreaves to Isabell Fayrbanke, 16 June 1578. 

John Wylye to Eliz. Fairbanke, 13 June 1580. 

Rob. Ilargate to Eliz. Fayrbanke, 19 June 1580. 

Mychaell King to Alice Fayrbanke, 7 Nov. 1580. 

Richard Saltonstall to Marye Fayrbanke, 15 Jan. 1580-1. 

W°* Wade to Susan Fairbanke, 7 Feb. 1590. 

1906.] Fairbanks Marriages. 153 

Sam'l Fayrbanke to Ellen Thorpe, 27 Sept. 1592. 

Robert Fayrbanke to Ann Baxter of Birkine, 4 Aug. 1592. 

Umfray Fairbanke to Grace Fairbanke, 27 Aug. 1593. 

John Fairbanke to Isabell Stancliffe, 6 Aug. 1 593. 

Robert Fairbanke to Mary Barstow, 2 July 1593. 

Richard Whittoker to Sibbil Fairbanke, 22 April 1594. 

Thomas Pickels to Mary Fayrbanke, 3 May 1596. 

Robert Holmes to Mary Fayrbanke, 10 May 1596. 
(Churchwarden 1596, George Fayrbanke of Sowerby.) 

Thomas Fayrbanke to Mary Mawde, 2 May 1598. 

Robert Bevrleye to Alice Fayrbanke, 19 Feb. 1599. 

John Bancroft (Hipp.) to Mary Fayrbanke, 20 Nov. 1599. 

Greorge Jackson (Hip.) to Susan Fayrbanke, 5 Feb. 1599. 
(Churchwarden 1601, John Fayrebanke.) 

Isaac Broadly (Hipp.) to Grace Fayrbauke, 11 July 1602. 

Richard Wilson (Hipp.) to Anne Fayrbanke, 30 Jan. 1603. 

Leonard Fayrbank to Agnes Ru[ ]sde, 22 April 1604. 

Richard Fairbanke (Hal.) to Margt Pollard, 15 June 1607. 

George Fairbanke to Ester Denton (Sowerby), 18 June 1607. 

Samul Fairbank (Warley) to Edith Boulton, 14 Jan'y 1607. 

John Fayrbanke (Hal.) to Mary Broadley, 16 Nov. 1609. 

Richard "Fayrbanke (Hal.) to Martha Haldsworth, 28 May 1610. 

Abraham Bates to Susan Fayrbauke, 10 June 1611. 

Hugh Fayrbank (Hal.) to Margt Brocksope, 11 Dec. 1611. 
(Churchwarden 1612, George Fayrbanke of Sowerby.) 

Abraham Boulton to Susan Fayrbanke (Hipp.) 12 April 1613. 

W°> Wrigglesworth to Sibil Fayrbank (Hal.), 2 May 1613. 

Mich'l Fayrbanke to Anne Dodson (Hal.), 20 June 1613. 

Isaac Crowther to Grace Fayrbank (Skir.), 28 Aug. 1614. 

George Fairbanke to Sarah Hargraves, 31 Aug. 1614. 

George Fairbanke to Joice Denton (North), 25 May 1615. 

John Bothamley to Ruth Fayrbank (Hal.) 22 May 1616. 

Mch'l Fairbanke to Mary Sisar (Hal.), 1 July 1616. 

Mich'l Fairbanke to Sarah Denton, 27 Oct. 1G16. 

Jonathan Fayrbanke to Grace Smith (Warley), 20 May 1617. 

(This is the marriage of Jonathan Fayrbauke who came to New Eng- 
land in 1633, and settled at Dedham in 1636. All his children were bap- 
tized in the great parish church of Halifax, most of them having been 
born in Warley, which adjoins Sowerby, although Mary and George were 
bom in Shelf, which is to the northeast of Halifax. All these townships 
are in the parish of Plalifax. George Fayrbanke of Sowerby, who was 
churchwarden in 1612, and who died in 1620^ was evidently a near rela- 
tive of this Jonathan, for all his children had the same names as those of 
the emigrant. His son Jonathan graduated from Brazenose College, Ox- 
ford, and became Protestant Vicar of Bingley, Yorkshire, where he re- 
mained until more than eighty years of age.) 

Robert Farebank to Eliz. Lambert (Hal.), 27 Dec. 1617. 

Samuel Fayrbauke to Jenet Ilodd (Hipp.), 23 Jan. 1618. 

Francis Catlaw to Margaret Fayrbanke (Hal.), 21 Apr. 1618. 

Leonard Fairbank to Susan Crowther (Hal.), 13 July 1618. 
(Churchwarden IGl 6-1619, Simon Fairbanke of Ilipperholme.) 

Humphrey Fairbank to Susan Denton (Sowerby), 29 Ap. 1619. 

John Hughe to Susan Fairbanke (Hip.), 3 June 1619. 

154 Atkins Family Bible Records. [April, 

John Fairbanke to Eliz. Blackburne (Hal.), 23 Sept 1619. 
Robert Fairbanke to Isabel Bamforth (Hip.), 28 June 1620. 
Robert Field to Ruth Fairebank of Hipperholme, 23 Nov. 1624. 


Communicated by Stanlbt W. Smith, Esq., of Boston. 

The following records appear in the old family Bible of William 
Atkins, now in the possession of his great-granddaughter Mrs. 
Mercy Atkins Hammond of Chatham, Mass. 

William Atkins bom August 30, 1748. 
Lydia Atkins bom Nov. 10, 1755. 


William Atkins and Lydia Nickerson were married [the date not re- 


William Atkins died Feb. 16, 1807 in the 59th year of his age. 

Lydia Atkins died [date not given], in the 96th year of her age. 1850 
[in pencil]. 


Joshua Atkins bom May 15, 1777. 

Susannah Atkins bom May 17, 1780. 

Tabitha Atkins bom May 4, 1783. 

Thomas Atkius bom July 12, 1785. 

John Atkins bom June 14, 1787. 

William Atkins bom Sept. 4, 1791. 

Prince Atkins, bom May 17, 1794. 

Lydia Atkins bom Oct 28, 1799. 

Joshua Atkins and Mehitable Eldridge were married March 22, 1799. 
Susanna Atkins and Barney Taylor were married July 17, 1799. 

Tabatha Atkins and Pierce of Wellfleet were married Nov. 24, 

Thomas Atkins and Tabatha Eldredge were married May 17, 1807. 
John Atkins [never married]. 

William Atkins and Priscilla Baker were married April 20, 1813. 
Prince Atkins [has no record of marriage or death]. 
Lydia Atkins [never married]. 

Joshua Atkins died May 30, 1845 aged 67 years. 
Thomas Atkins died Aug 12, 1817 iu the 33rd year of his age. 
John Atkins died at Sea Oct. 3, 1810 in the 24th year of his age. 
William Atkins died at Sea Aug. 26, 1815 in the 24th year of his age. 
Lydia Atkins died July 14, 1878 aged 78 years. 

1906.] Bristol Branch of the Finney Family. 155 


By Framkldi C. Clark, M.D., of PtoTidence, B. I. 
[Concluded from page 73.] 

16. Thomas* Finney (Jeremiah,* Jemiah,^ John}), bom Nov. 16, 1737, 

in Bristol, R. L, married, June 5, 1760, Elizabeth Clark of Ply- 
mouth, Mass., who was bom in 1742, and died Mch. 3, 1795. He 
died Jan. 5, 1791, at Plymouth. Both are interred on Burial Hill. 
Children : 

i. Elizabbth Clark,* b. Aug. 22, d. Dec 16, 1761. 

11. Clark, b. Nov. 6, 1762 ; d. Jan. 17, 1768. 

Hi. Molly, b. Dec. 6, 1768. 

Iv. JosiAH Morton, b. Nov. 10, 1766. 

V. ByTH, b. Apr. 7, 1768. 

Vi. THOBfAS (?). 

17. William* Finney {Joghuoy* Joshua,* John}), bora May 10, 1715, in 

Swansea, Mass., married first, Nov. 8, 1738, Elizabeth Clark of 
Swansea, Mass., who died in Oct., 1742 ; and married second, 
Nov. 2, 1747, Mrs. Abigail Black. He purchased land in Leba- 
non, Conn., in 1764, where he died in the early part of 1781. 
Children : 

I. William,* b. Dec. 9, 1789. 
it. Elizabeth, b. May 25, 1742. 
m. Irene, b. Mch, 27, 1749. 

iv. Joseph, b. Jane 4, 1751. 

18. John* Finney {Joshua,* Joshua,* John}), born June 2, 1721, in 

Swansea, Mass., married first, Aug. 25, 1743, Rachel Woodward 
of Lebanon, Conn., who died June 5, 1765 ; and married second, 
Oct. 17, 1765, Sarah Thomas. He resided in Lebanon and War- 
ren, Conn., and died in 1788. 
Children : 

i. JoKL,* b. Sept. 1, 1744. 

II, Rachel, b. 1746; m. — Bamum. 

ill. Lydia, b. Ang. 28, 1746 ; m. Amaziah Phillips of Southington, Conn.» 

who d. before 1788. 
iv. Eleazar, b. 1764. 

V. RuFUS, b. May 18, 1760; m. Hannah Finney. (See No. 20, v.) 
vl. John, d. Jan. 12, 1762. 
vli. DEiADEBfA, bapt. July, 1767. 

19. Oliver* Finney {Joshua,* Joshua,* John}), bora Nov. 11, 1728, in 

Swansea, Mass., married Aug. 9, 1749, Elizabeth Dunham. He 
removed to Lebanon, Conn., with his father ; later resided in War- 
ren, Conn. ; and bought land in Kent, Conn. 

Child : 
1. Elizabeth,* b. Sept. 10, 1760. 

20. John* Finney {John,* Joshua,* John}), bom Oct. 14, 1718, in Swan- 

sea, Mass., married, June 14, 1744, Hannah Washburn. He re- 
moved to Lebanon, Conn., with his father, in 1728 or '9. He also 
resided in Kent and Warren, Conn. 

156 Bristol Branch of the Finney Family. [April, 

Children : 

I. Timothy,* b. Aop:. 28, 1746. 
ii. Maktin, b. June 20, 1761. 
iii. Eliiiu, b. July 14, 1755. 
Iv. John, b. July 19, 1767. 

V. Hannah, b. Mch. 10, 1761, in Kent; m. May 20, 1779, her cousin 
Rufus, son of John Finney of Lebanon, Conn. (See No. 18, v.) 

21. Nathaniel* ¥ iff s ey (John,^ Joshua,^ John^), born Jan. 3, 1720-1, 

in Swansea, Mass., married Sept. 3, 1740, Hannah Wood of Swan- 
sea, Mass., who was born in 1718, and died Dec. 26, 1756, in 
Providence, R. I. He removed first to Providence, where he was 
made freeman in 1757 ; and in 1760, in company with others, he went 
to Nova Scotia, and settled in Sackville. 
Children : 

I. Caleb,* 

ii, etc. Others. 

22. David* Finney {John,* Joshua,^ John}), born Aug. 24, 1732, in 

Swansea, Mass., married, Feb. 26, 1759, Abigail Clark of Kent, 
Conn. He sold his property in Lebanon in 1760, and removed to 
Dutchess Co., N. Y. 

i. Isaac,* b. Oct. 8, 1759. 

23. Jabez* Finney (John,* Joshua,* John^), bom Nov. 21, 1737, in 

Swansea, Mass., married, Nov. 8, 1764, Elizabeth . He re- 
sided in East Greenwich, R. L, where his father had purchased land 
as early as 1717. He was a soldier in the Revolution, in 1778. 
Children : 

81. i. Gkorok.* 

il. Hannah, ra. Feb. 29, 1784, John, son of Caleb Weeden of East 
Greenwich, R. 1. 

24. JosiAH* Finney {Joshua,* Josiah,* John^), born Feb. 24, 1727-8, in 

Swansea, Mass., married Sarah, born Dec. 21, 1732, died June 
16, 1777, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Gilbert) Carter of Litch- 
field Co., Conn. He was one of the earliest settlers of Litchfield 
Co. He died Aug. 27, 1773. 
Children : 

i. JosiAH,^ about 1766. 

II. Sylvester, b. Mch. 15, 1759. 

III. Sarah, b. June 6, 1761 ; m. Judah Eldred. 
iv. LuciNDA, b. Jan. 28, 1763. 

v. Zenas, b. Dec. 8, 1764; d. before Sept. 16, 1777. 
vl. Levina, b. Oct. 28, 1766. 
vil. Cyrus, b. Oct. 6, 1771. 

25. David* Finney {Josiah,* Joshua,* John^), bom June 21, 1734, in 

Swansea, Mass., marric^i first, Mch. 7, 1754, Jemima Warner, who 
died Nov. 14, 1770; and married second, May 6, 1775, widow 
Margaret Fuller. He removed with his family to Conn., and re- 
sided in Lebanon, where he owned land at the time of his second 

1906.] Bristol Branch of the Finney Family. 157 

Children by first wife : 

i. Eleazar,* b. Jan. 20, 1765. 

II. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 1, 1757. 

lii. Uriah, b. Mch. 17, 1761; served in the Revolution, 1778-1780. 

iv. Jemima, b. Aag. 15, 1763. 

V. Benjabon, b. Aug. 9, 1771. 

26. Jonathan* Finney (Josiah,* Joshua,^ John^), born June 1, 1736, in 

Swansea, Mass., married, Aug. 12, 1757, Pbebe Phelps. He 
removed to Warren, Conn., where his father deeded him a farm of 
112 acres on his marriage. He died Mch. 29, 1773. 
Children : 

i. Jonathan,* b. Nov. 8, 1758. 

li. Brthubl, b. June 11, 1760; removed to Lenox, Mass., in 1789. 

ill. Phebe. b. Feb. 22, 1762. 

iv. Rhoda, b. July 22, 1763. 

V. Zina, or Zeryla, b. Jan. 14, 1765; removed to Hebron, Conn., in 

vi. AsEN'ATH, b. Jan. 28, 1767. 

vii. Bkuiaii, b. Nov. 14, 1768; removed to Lenox, Mass., in 1789. 
viii. Lydia, b. June 28, 1770; d. June 19, 1771. 
Ix. Abraham, b. Apr. 20, 1772; removed to Lee, Mass. 

27. Daniel^ Phinney (Elisha,* Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ John}), bom Sept. 

14, 1768, in Warren, R. L, married first, June, 14, 1798, Elizabeth, 
born Apr. 6, 1780, died Nov. 23, 1822, daughter of Thomas Kin- 

nicutt and Mary ( ) Coomer of Bristol, R. I. ; and married 

second, Eliza, born May 22, 1792, died Apr. 30, 1891, in Provi- 
dence, R. I., daughter of Stephen and Sarah Cranston of Bristol, 
and widow of George Cole of Warren. He was a farmer, residing 
in Warren, and died June 25, 1857. He had no children by his 
second wife. 
Children : 

i. Emma,« b. Apr. 13, 1800; m. Aug. 23, 1818, Thomas Eaaterbrooks, 
b. Dec. 17, 1797, d. July 31, 1868, son of Ichabod and Rhoby 
(Cole) Cole of Warren; d. Nov. 25, 1860, In Warren. Children: 
iSally, Benjamin, Betsey Phinney, Adeline^ Nathan Phinney^ and 
Burrill Bosivorth, 

ii. Eliza KiNNicuTT, b. May 15, 1802; m. Sept. 15, 1823, her cousin 
Capt. William, b. May 16, 1800, son of Capt. Willam and Rebecca 
(Phinney) Champlln of Warren; d. May 22, 1831. (See 13, vll.) 
Children : William, John Bowman, and Alexander Hodges. 

ill. Thomas Kinnicutt Coomkk, b. Mch. 21, 1804. 

iv. Hannah, b. June 20, 1806; m. Feb. 24, 1831, Capt. Ambrose, b. in 
1803, d. May 21, 1883, son of Daniel and Hope Barnaby; burled 
in Warren, June 19, 1834. He m. (2) Hannah G. Vlnnecum. 
Children : Ambrose, and Margaret Mason. 

V. Rebecca Peck, b. Dec. 3, 1808 ; in. Nov. 17, 1836, Robert, b. June 8, 
1803, d. Mch. 3, 1852, son of Bernard and Lydia (Ingraham) Mil- 
ler; d. Nov. 1, 1851. Child : George Robert. 

vl. Nathan, b. Apr. 17, 1812; d. Jan. 27, 1843; unmarried. 

vii. Elksha Peck, b. Sept. 29, 1814. 

viii. Nancy, b. Aug. 29, 1817; ra. (1) Mch. 29, 1838, John Mason Bos- 
worth of Dartmouth, Mass., who was b. in 1812, and buried Aug. 
10, 1839 ; m. (2) hor first husband's brother Alvin Bosworth ; d. 
May 19, 1857. Child by first husband : Daniel Phinney. Child- 
ren by second husband : John^ William, and Joseph. 

28. Benjamin^ Phinney (Elisha,* Jonathan* Jonathan,^ John^), bom Oct. 

8, 1771, in Swansea, Mass., married Aug. 31, 1794, Betsej, bom 

158 Bristol Bi^anch of the Finney Family. [Ajwril, 

Dec 29, 1776, died Feb. 15, 1757, daughter of Mrs. Tabitha 
(Trafton) Vorce of Warren, R. I. He was a farmer, residing for 
a time in Swansea, and afterwards in Warren. About 1796 he 
removed with his family to Montpelier, Vt. He served as sergeant 
in the War in 1812, in Captain Timothy Hubbard's Co., of the 
" Plattsburg Volunteers " (1814). Later he was commander of an 
independent military company. He died Dec 21, 1831, at Mont- 
pelier, Vt. 

Children : 

i. Lydia PKCK,*b. Apr. 8, 1796; m. Jan. 12, 1823, Josiah, b. Feb. 6, 
1796, d. Aug. 10, 1870, son of Thomas and Abigail Parker of Ox- 
ford, Mass.; d. Feb. 12, 1888. Children: Leander if., Merville 
Josiah t ISabrinat and Leroy. 

11. Hannah, b. Oct. 8, 1797 ; m. March 2, 1818, Nathan, b. Mch. 6, 
1798, d. Aug. 80, 1878, son of Solomon and Nancy (Taggard) 
Dodge of East Montpelier, Vt. ; d. Aug. 23, 1851. He m. (2) his 
wife's sister Callsta. Children : Polly, Luther Collamore, Henry 
Lee, Jonathan TT., Omri Alomo, Nathan Frenticet and Caira Caro- 

ill. John, b. Aug. 10, 1799. 

iv. Elisha, b. Aug. 1, 1801. 

V. Eliza, b. July 28, 1808; d. June 28, 1818. 

vi. Nathan, b. Mch. 9, 1806. 

vil. Dexter, b. Jan. 25, 1808; drowned, Apr. 17, 1811. 

vlll. Truman, b. Mch. 26, 1810; d. Jan. 15, 1855; unmarried. 

Ix. Causta, b. June 9, 1812; m. May 25, 1854, her brother-in-law, Na- 
than Dodge (see Hannah, above) ; d. Oct. 20, 1872. Child : Ella 

X. Amanda, b. Aug. 11, 1814 ; d. Aug. 25, 1848 ; unmarried. 

xl. Warren, b. Sept. 6, 1816. 

xil. Caroline, b. Apr. 17, 1819 ; m. Jan. 25, 1844, Thomas Crane, b. Feb. 
4, 1819, son of Silas and Betsey (Greenough) Barrows of Mont- 
pelier, Vt. ; d. Feb. 8, 1895. Children : Laura Isabella, Abbie 
Lizzie, Ellen Caroline, Nellie Phinney, Lucy Caira, and Emily. 

xill. Charles Henry, b. Jan. 12, 1822 ; d. Jan. 4, 1848, at St. Jago, 
Cape Verde Islands. 

29. LoRiNO* Finney {Jeremiah,^ Jeremiah^* Jeremiah^* John^), bom June 
18, 1760, in Bristol, R. L, married, Oct 12, 1785 or '6, Experience, 
bom May 4, 1764, in Plymouth, Mass., died Dec 11, 1835, in 
Bristol, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Atwood) Pearse and 
widow of Gideon Hersey. He was a shipmaster, served in the 
Revolution, at the Battle of Rhode Island, and resided in Bristol, 
where he died, Mch. 8, 1827. 

Children : 

i. Thomas,* b. Mch. 28, 1787; d. Sept. 12, 1819, In North Carolina. 

11. Mary Pearse, b. May 19, 1790; d. Mch. 13(?), 1866; m. Dec. 31, 
1818, Capt. Josiah, b. May 7, 1784, d. Mch. 14, 1864, son of Capt. 
William and Molley (Finney, see 14, Iv.) Coggeshall. Children: 
Henry, Loring Finney, Martha, William, and George. 

ill. Levi Lorino, b. Dec. 28, 1791 ; lost at sea, June 26, 1815 ; unmarried. 

iv. EuzA Atwood. b. May 6, 1794 ; m. (1) Apr. 17, 1836, Samuel, b. Apr. 
19, 1789, d. Mch. 29, 1849, son of Capt. Curtis and Rachel (Tew) 
Ladleu of Barrington, R. 1. ; m. (2) Dec. 5, 1850, John, b. 1778, 
d. Aug. 15, 1859, son of John Gregory of Seekonk, Mass. ; m. (8) 
Isaiah Simmons, who was b. 1799, and d. June 19, 1877 ; d. with- 
out Issue, June 22, 1884. 

▼. George, b. Jan. 4, 1797; d. in 1821, in North Carolina. 

1906.] Edgartown Church Record. 159 

30. John* Fikitby {Jeremiah^* Jeremiah^* Jeremiah,* Johrf), born in 1772, 

in BriBtol, R. L, married, July 8, 1798, Avis, bom Feb. 24^ 1780, 
daoghter of James and Ruth (Arnold) Bowen of Warren, B» L 
He removed- from Warren, probably to Conn. 

i. Atis.* 

31. Geobqb* Finnet {Jahez,* John,* Joshua,* John"^), bom in Warwick, 

R. I., married. May 4, 1792, Henrietta, bom Jnne 1, 1772, daugh- 
ter of Caleb and Susanna (Pierce) Mathews of East Greenwich, 
R. I. He resided for a time in East Greenwich, but soon re- 
Children : 

i. Betsbt Ann,* b. Apr. 19, 1798. 
ii. GsoBoa, b. Apr. 11, 1795. 


Comma nicated by Hiss Mittie Bblches FAxaBAWxs, of Boston. 

The following entry in the records of the old Congregational 
Church at Edgartown, Mass., seems worthy of preservation in 

" Records of the Church of Christ in Edgartown Mass. (M. V.) (Or- 
ganized 1641) From 1717 to the Reorganization in 1827. [With some 
additional Records.] 

[Previous History] 

Finding no Record of the Church previous to the year 1717 I thought 
expedient here to iofert the Account the Revrd Experience Mayhew 

f'ves vs of the firft Settlement of the Church He tells us that the same 
ear that is the first year the first Inhabitants came to this Island a Church 
was gathered (which was in 1641) & that the Revr** Mr. Thomas Mayhew 
was ordained Paftor of it. he was lost in a Voiage to England in the year 
1657 He speaks of the Lofs of M'' Mayhew so great to the whole If land 
hoth Natives & Englifh. It was many years before there was another Min- 
ifter settled in the Place. The Rev** M^ Jonathan Dun- rr « d b ih 
ham being the next. I find no account in what year that chh Records of 
took Place the Rev^ Samuel Wiswall was ordained as a PHmouth that idF 
Colleague with Mr Dunham in 1713, he died in 1746. ]?om^pTimou?h^n 
The Rev** John Newman was ordained in 1747 he was 1694 & was or- 
difmifsed in 1758. The Rev** Samuel Kingsbury was or- f|f'".^fu ?*'*?' ^ 
dained 17G1, he died in 1778. The Rev^ Joseph Thax- ^'^^ ^'^'^ '^^^^J 
ter was ordained 1780 Nov 8***. I find on the old Records of the town 
that in Feb 16G4 the Town invited Mr. John Colton to preach with them 
& to give him Forty Pounds a year I find that the 24 of May 1665 He 
accepted the Invitation ihere is no Record of his ordination or of the 
Time he continued among them. I believe it is a Fact that Governor May» 
hew labored among the Indians <& white people after the Death of his Son 
till a short Time before his Death Governor Mayhew died 1681 In thd 


Passenger Lists to America. 


34 Year of his age a short Biography of his Life informs us that after 
the Death of his son He preached to the white People <& to the Indians <& 
that at 70 years of age he travelled 20 miles thro' the Woods which might 
be from Edgartown to Gay Head to preach to the Indians & as there was 
no English ilouse to lodge in He lodged in their Wigwams as mate. He 
continued his Labours till a short Time before his Death & retained his 
Reason & memoiy to the laft what missionaries with all their pecuniary 
Kewards ever performed so much for the Glory of God & the Good of the 
natives as Governor Mayhew & his son did without Fee or Reward Great 
b their Reward in Heaven [Jos. Thaxter.J* 


Communicated by Ge&au) Fotheroill, Esq., of New Wandsworth, London, 


[Continued from page 28.] 

A List of Passengers who intend going to New York in the Ship Cor- 
nelia of Portland, sworn at Londonderry, 15 Apl., 1803. 

Andrew Little 

age 35 


James Tracy 

age 30 






Rose Tracy 




John " 




Margaret Tracy 



a child 

Margaret " 




James M^Carron 




William " 



a child 

Jane M'^Carron 




EHza ** 




John M^'Carron 




Jane " 




Fanny " 



a child 

Hugh McAvery 




John M'^Quoid 




Jane McAvery 




Robert Leonard 




Jane McAvery 



a child 

Jane " 




Simon Neilson 




John Kelly 




Mary " 




Eliz Bruce 




Archibald Armstrong" 



Robert Harper 




James Neilson 



a child 

Jane Harper 




Catherine Rodgers 




Charles Harper 




W°» Brown 




John Forster 




James McCann 




Jane Little 




David Henderson 




James Harper 




Con* Dougherty 




Anthony Donnell" 



Tho» McDonogh 




Manus Brown 




Catherine " 




Edw'i Brown 




(( u 




Patrick Collin 




James " 




John Gallougher 




Hugh McDonogh 




Cha* Dougherty 




Richard " 




Rebecca Beatty 




Thomas " 



a child 

James Muldoon 




Hugh Donnelly 




James King 




Mary " 




John Lenox 




Hugh Kennen 




William Coldhoune 




Catherine Donnelly 

. (( 


a child 

Patrick CaldweU 




Hugh Kennen 




Jane " 





Peutenger Lists to America. 


Thomas McEennen age 3 

a child 

Mary M^Iver • 

age 17 


JohnBeattj " 28 


Judith « 

« 19 


Igabella Beatty " 22 


Shane " 

" 25 


Stephen « « 2 

a child 

A List of Passengers who intend going to New York on the Ship Amer- 
icon, 340 Tons burthen, Alexander Thompson Master, sworn at London- 
derry, 9 ApL, 1803. 

David Kerr 


I 28 of Donegal 


Hannah Kerr 





Robert Virtue 





Ann Virtue 





Alexander Thompson 





L Jenkin 




And^ Brander 




L Miller 




James M^Cafferty 




John Ward 




Robert Fitzpatrick 




Robert Stinson 




William Taylor 




Elinor « 




Mary " 




John Longhead 




R Longhead 




Robt Longhead 




John Longhead 




John Whiteside 








Arthur Johnston 








Thomas Longhead 




Thomas *' 





James M^'Crea 





John ** 





Barbara Spence 





Catherine " 





John Coulter 





Dennis Carr 





Catherine Carr 





James Tremble 





Pat»^ M*Geragh 





Alex M^Kee 





Fanny M*^Kee 





Patrick M^'Mullen 





Hugh Devaruey 





Brvan Devme 





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Mary McGinn 





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James Murphy 





Thomas Murphy 






Passenffer lAstB to America. 


Thomas M^Surdan 

aged 26 




Mark O'Neni 

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A List of Persons who intend going to Philaddphia in the Ship Mo- 
hawk of and for Philadelphia, biuihen 500 tons, John Banry Master, 
sworn at Londonderry, 23 ApJU, 1803. 

Neal Callaghan 

aged 19 Ardmalin 


Darby Dougherty 




John Thompson 


85 « 


Charles HethringtOB 


40 Dungannon 


Christy Hethrin^n 




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Eliza " 


16 " 

George " 


10 " 

James Walker 


32 Enniskillen 

house senrant 

Ann Walker 



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36 « 


Anne " 


82 " 

Alex' Wood 


26 Lisnaska 


Mary " 


20 " 

W"> Alexander 


32 Donagheady 


Jane " 


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James " 


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William Bacon 


28 Taughbone 


Elizabeth «' 



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John M*^renan 


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Pat M'^Gafferty 


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Tho Donan 


23 « 


Anne Martin 


20 Enneskillen 

Thomas Drum 


36 « 


Nath* Drum 


34 « 


Francis Smyth 



William Drum 


20 ** 


Mary Drum 



Pat Lunny 


20 " 

John Bates 


21 Donamanagh 


James Murray 


20 »* 


Rich** Jones 


24 Strabane 

house servant 

Barry M^^Ana 




William Glin 


25 Letterkenny 


Owen M^Dade 


28 Came 


Robert Hopkins 


21 Bolea 


Robert Graham 




Abraham Philips 


35 Urney 


Robert M«=Crea 


30 Strabane 

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Passenger Lists to America, 


Henry Forrester 
Saml Faggart 
Marg* " 
Eliz^ Nielj 
John M^'Coy 
John Hastings 
John Simpson 
George Walker 
Samuel Thompson 
Anna " 
And'' ** 

James Campbell 
Wary " 
Pat"^ Brodley 
Alex' " 
Arch** Anderson 
James Tait 
James M^'Gonegall 
Ferrol M*^ A ward 
Pat*^ M^^Donnell 
Denis Lynchakin 
Neal Dougherty 
William Kelly 
John Carton 
David M^Conaghy 
Robert M^Quistin 

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List of Persons who have engaged their Passage on board the ship Ar- 
dent, Burthen 350 tons, Richard Williams Master, bound for Baltimore, 
sworn at Londonderry, 23 Apl., 1803. 

Thomas Ramsey aged 28 N' Muff co. Donegal farmer 

Hugh p:iliott 

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James " 

" 20 




Hugh " 

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Jean Elliott 

" 18 



James Richey 

" 58 






" 52 




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Ann " 

" 14 



John " 

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And^ " 

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And^ M<^Kee 

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" 34 



Eliza Richey 
Nancy M'^Kee 

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Eliz Finlay 

" 57 





Lieutenant Governor William Jones. 


John Finlaj 
James " 
Pat Cunigan 
James Manilus 
Hugh Clark 
M" Clark, Sen^ 
James '* 

M» " Jun^ 
M" Richey 
George Richey 
Charles " 
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M" M** " 
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Jean " 

George " 
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John Montgomery 
John Jones 
W™ Graham 
Francis " 

James Cunningham 
John Crawford 
John Erwin 
George Crawford 
Ann Boyle 
David Graham 
Sarah " 

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[To be continaed.] 


Compiled by Hon. Ralph D. Smith, and communicated by Dr. Bernabd C. Steinbr, 

1. Lieut. Gov. William^ Jones, emigrant to New Haven, styles him- 
self, in a deed dated March 3, 1689/90, " sometime of Martins in the fields, 
Westminster, Esquire, now of New Haven in the County of New Haven 
in New England, Planter." He may have been a son of CoL John Jones * 
the Regicide, executed Oct 16, 1660, who married, as a second or third 
wife, Jane, the widow of Roger Whetstone and sister of Oliver Cromwell 
the Protector. 

William^ Jones is said to have been bom in 1624, at London, where he 
was an attorney. He arrived at Boston^ July 27, 1660, in the same ship 
with Whaiey and Goffe, and brought his sons William and Nathaniel with 
him, bom by a first wife. He married second, at London, Hannah, bom 
in London in 1633, daughter of Gov. Theophilus Eaton of New Haven, 
July 7, 1659. By a deed of indenture, dated Mar. 20, 1658/9, Theophilus 

1906.] Lieutenant Governor William Jones. 165 

Eaton of Dublin in Ireland, Esquire, son and heir to Theopliilus Eaton, 
Governor, late of New Haven in New England, of one part, and Hannah 
Eaton of London, spinster, daughter of Theophilus Eaton, and Thomas 
Tale of New Haven in New England, Gentleman, of the other part, con- 
veyed the estate of Gov. Eaton. 

An agreement made by some of his heirs is on the New Haven County 
records. Among them are Andrew Morrison, in right of his wife Sarah, 
and John Morgan, in right of his wife Elizabeth. These women are spoken 
of as children of the whole blood of William Jones, Esq. '* Jones's Bridge " 
in Guilford took its name from him. Lieut. Gov. Jones died Oct. 17, 
1706, and Mrs. Hannah (Eaton) Jones died May 4, 1707. 
Children : 

3. i. William,* lived at Gailford ; d. May 33, 1700. 
ii. Caleb, d. UDmarried, in 1677. 

3. iii. Nathakibl, d. Aug. 21, 1691. 

iv. Haknah, b. 1q 1659 in England; m. (1) Oct. 2, 1689, Patrick Fal- 
coner of Newark, N. J., who died Jan. 27, 1692; and m. (2) in 
1710, James Clark of Stratford. 

V. Theophilus, b. in New Haven, Oct. 2, d. Oct. 5, 1661. 

vl. Sarah, b. in New Haven, Aug. 16, 1662; m. Oct. 21, 1687, Andrew 

vii. Elizabeth, b. in New Haven, Aug. 28, 1664 ; m. John Morgan of 
Groton. Did she marry Williams? 

viii. Samuel, b. in New Haven, Jnne 20, d. Dec. 16, 1666. 

4. iz. John, b. in New Haven, Oct. 6, 1667; A.B., Harvard College 1690; 

d. Jan. 28, 1718-19. 
z. DiODATE, b. in New Haven, Mar. 15, 1669 ; d. Apr. 5, 1670. 

5. xi. Isaac, b. in New Haven, Jane 20, 1671. 

xii. Abigail, b. Id New Haven, Nov. 10, d. Nov. 15, 1678. 

xiil. Rebecca, b. in New Haven, Nov. 10, d. Nov. 15, 1678. 

xiv. Susannah, b. in New Haven, Aug. 18, 1675; d. in 1705; m. Apr., 
1700, NathaDiel, son of Phinehas Wilson. He was a scapegrace, 
for account of whom see Savage's Gen. Diet., vols. 2, p. 668, and 
4, p. 587, also 4 Conn. Col. Rec, 354. 

2. William' Jones ( WiUiam}) was of Guilford, where he was listed 

in 1690 at £22.5.0, and had a quarter acre home lot and a cow. 
His inventory Mar. 19, 1701, was £141. He married, in 1687/88, 
Abigail, daughter of John Morse of Dedham or Boston. She died 
Sept. 23, 1737. 

6. i. Caleb,> b. in 1688 ; d. May 24, 1754. 

3. Nathaniel' Jones ( William}), of New Haven, married, Oct. 7, 1684, 

Abigail, daughter of David Atwater. His inventory was £308.8.6. 
Children : 

i. Hannah,' b. May 6, 1687. 

7. il. Theophilus, b. Mar. 18, 1690. 

ill. Abigail, b. Mar. 26, 1692, posthumous. 

4. John' Jones ( William}) lived in New Haven. He married first, 

Hannah ; and married second, Mindwell . About 1 709, 

he preached a year and a half at Greenwich. He was drowned by 
breaking through the ice in New Haven harbor. His inventory was 
Children : 

8. 1. Theophilus Eaton,' b. Mar. 20, 1706. 

ii. Hannah, b. Jan. 15, 1708; d. Feb. 16, 1709. 

166 Lieutenant Governor William Jones, [April, 

ill. Hannah, b. July 28, 1710; d. Mar., 1730. 

iv. John, b. Feb. 7, 1712. 

V. MiNDWELL, b. Sept. 14, 1716. 

vi. Abigail, b. Jan. 25, 1718. 

5. Isaac' Jones ( William}), of New Haven, married first, Nov. 21, 

1G92, Deborah Clark of Stratford, who died May 28, 1733 ; and 
married second, Oct. 1, 1735, Mrs. Abigail Chatterton, who died 
Sept., 1757, 

Children, all by first wife : 

9. i. Samukl,' b. Sept. 26, 1693; d. Aug., 1773. 

10. ii. WiLUAM, b. July 20, 1694. 

11. iii. Timothy, b. Oct. 30, 1696. 
iv. Mary, b. Oct. 6, 1698. 

V. Deborah, b. Sept. 25, 1700. 

Yl Isaac, b. Dec. 23, 1702. 

vii. Hannah, b. Feb. 15, 1704; d. Jan. 8, 1709. 

viii. Jacob, b. Mar. 20, 1706-07; living in Ridgefield In 1743. 

12. ix. James, b. May 16, 1709. 

z. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 25, 1712; d. Sept. 23, 1713. 

6. Caleb* Jones {WiUiam Jr.,^ WiUiam^), of Guilford, died May 24, 

1754. He married first, July 5, 1723, Mary, daughter of John 
Bishop, who died Jan. 23, 1724/25 ; and married second, Jan. 19, 
1726, Elizabeth Lucas, who died Oct. 22, 1782. His Ibt in 1716 
was £49.16.0, and his faculty (carpenter trade and making wheels) 
was rated at £2. 

Child by first wife : 
i. Mary,* b. Oct. 26, 1724 ; m. Jan. 26, 1768, Nathaniel Foote of Bram- 

ford, and had four children, all danghters, who were unmarried. 

He d. Feb. 6, 1785. 

Children by second wife : 

ii. Aakon, b. Oct. 4, 1727 ; d. Nov. 80. 1803 ; lived in Milford ; m. Nov. 

7, 1771, Anna, dau. of John Forsdick, who was b. Jan. 23, 1736, 

and d. Oct. 30, 1808; no children, 
iii. Sibyl, b. Jan. 13, 1728; m. Sept. 11, 1766, Samuel Hoadley of 

Bramford, who d. June 6, 1804. 
iv. Tryphena, b. Nov. 2, 1730; m. Joseph Roberts. 
V. Hannah, b. Jan. 3, 1735; d. Feb. 1, 1740. 
vi. William, b. Aug. 20, 1737; d. Nov. 24, 1739. 

7. TiiEOPHiLUs' Jones {Nathaniel,^ William}) was a joiner, and lived in 

Wallingford. He married first, Dec. 26, 1711, Hannah Mix, who 
died Nov. 26, 1754; and married second, Sept. 22, 1755, Sarah 

Children, all by first wife : 

i. Caleb, b. Nov. 4, 1712 ; m. Mary, dau. of Zachariah Hard. Children : 

1. Anna,^ b. Aug. 19, 1742. 2. Zachariah Hard, b. Sept. 3, 1744. 

3. Ilannah, b. Jan. 8, 1746. 4. Caleb, b. Sept. 3, 1748. 6. Samuel, 

b. May 15, 1764. 
ii. Lydia, b. Nov. 4, 1714; m. Feb. 4, 1735, Joseph Moss, 
iii. Nathaniel,* b. Mar. 30, 1717; lived in Wallingford; m. June 8, 

1743, Sarah Merrimau, and had : 1. Abigail,'' b. Sept. 26, 1744. 2. 

Daniel, b. Oct. 17, 1748. 3. Sarah, b. Aug. 16, 1760. 4. Eunice, 

b. Jan. 27, 1752. 6. Benjamin, b. Feb. 5, 1767. 6. Amos, b. Aug. 

3, 1768. 7. Jieuben, b. Oct. 11, 1769. 8. Hannah, b. Feb. 24, 

iv. Hannah, b. Oct. 4, 1720; m. Aug. 6, 1740, Jehiel Merriraan. 
v. Theopuilus, b. Nov. 1, 1723 ; d. Oct. 8, 1816 ; lived in Wallingford ; 

m. May 24, 1757, Anna Street, who d. Aug. 10, 1811, aged 76. 

1906,] Lieutenant Governor William Jones. 167 

Children: 1. SaraK^b. Mar. 80, 1768. 2. Nicholas, b. Nov. 25, 
1760; d. Aug. 26, 1848. 3. Annay b. 1772; d. Oct. 1, 1776. 

vi. Abigail, b. Dec. 28, 1726 ; m. Mar. 16, 1747, BeDJamin Dotton. 

vii. Nicholas, b. Dec. 17, 1729; d. Apr. 24, 1760; m. (1) Mary ; 

m. (2) Eunice . Children by first wife: 1. Charles,^ b. 

May 19, 1752. 2. Patience, b. Mar. 27, 1754. Children by second 
wife: 8. Mary, b. Apr. 30, 1756; d. May 6, 1760. 4. Eunice, b. 
Feb. 26, 1758; d. Mar. 31, 1758. 5. Mary, b. Feb. 26, 1760. 

viii. Daniel, b. Oct. 28, 1731; d. May 1, 1737. 

8. Theopuilcs Eaton' Jones (John,^ WiUiath}) Jiived in Norwalk, and 

married, Oct. 17, 1728, Sarah, daughter of Paul Cornel. 

Children : 
i. Hezekuh,^ b. Oct. 22, 1729 ; d. young, 
ii. Abigail, d. Sept. 14, 1737. 
iil. Hannah, b. Feb. 29, 1785-6. 
iv. Hezekiah, b. Jan. 28, 1737-8. 

9. Samuel' Jones (Isaacy^ William}) lived in Wallingford. He mar- 

ried first, Sarah , who died Nov. 9, 1760 ; and married 

second, April 12, 1762, Esther Pratt. 
Children, all by first wife : 

1. Mary,* b. Dec. 6, 1720. 

ii. William, b. May 31, 1722. 

iii. DiODATE, b. Mar. 6, 1724. 

iv. Hester, b. Mar. 9, 1727. 

V. Eaton, b. Aug. 26, 1730. 

vi. Daniel, b. Mar. 18, 1745-6. 

vii. John, b. May 24, 1747. 

10. William' Jones {Isaac^^ William^) lived in Marblehead, Mass. He 

married Isabella (? Burrington), and died Oct. 17, 1730. She mar- 
ried second, July 22, 1735, John Jaggar. 
Children : 

i. Burrington,* b. Apr. 16, 1721. 

ii. William, b. Sept. 5, 1723. 

iii. Basil, b. Apr. 29, 1725. He chose bis grandfather, Isaac Jones, as 

his guardian, Apr. 26, 1739-40. 
iv. Deborah, b. Oct. 29, 1727. 

11. Timothy' Jones (Isaac,^ William^) lived at New Haven. His will 

was dated Aug. 20, 1781. He married first, Nov. 16, 1726, Jane 
Harris of Middletown : and married second, Anna . 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth,* b. Nov. 29, 1729 ; m. Roberts. 

ii. Deborah, b. Sept. 4, 1730; m. Isaac Gridley, and had a son Isaac, 

who graduated at Yale, 1773. 
iii. Isaac, b. Dec. 3, 1731; A. B. Yale, 1757; d. in 1812; lived in New 

Haven; m. (1) June 5, 1768, Elizabeth Trowbridge, who d. Apr. 

4, 1769; m. (2) Sibyl . Child by first wife: 1. William 

Trowbridge,^ b. Feb. 25, 1769. Children by second wife : 2. Isaac, 

Yale, 1792, 3. Mary. 4. William. 5. Henry, Yale, 1796. 6. 

Timothy, Yale, 1804. 7. Algenon Sydney, Yale, 1807. 8. Frances. 

9. Harriet. 
iv. Susannah, b. Aug. 10, 1733; m. Aug. 28, 1755, John Hotchkiss of 

New Haven, A. B. Yale, 1748, who d. July 5, 1779. 
V. Harris, b. Sept. 9, 1734. 
vi. Timothy, b. Oct. 1, 1737; A. B. Yale, 1757; d. May 14, 1800; lived 

in New Haven; m. (1) Jnne 20, 1765, Mary Trowbridge; ra. (2) 

Mrs. Rebecca (Hart) Lynde, dau. of Rev. William Hart, who d. 

Oct. 26, 1819. 1. A son,^ b. Apr. 5, 1767 ; d. young. 2. Elizabeth, 

168 Richard Scott. [April, 

m. Joseph Lynde. 8. William BoseroeU, b. a deaf mate; never 
married ; lived with his sister Elizabeth. 

vii. Jane, b. Oct. 81. 1740. 

viii. Mart, b. Dec. 12, 1748; m. Oct. 81, 1764, John Lothrop, who d. 
1789 ; lived at New Haven. 

ix. William, b. Jan. 26, 1745-46 ; A. B. Yale, 1762 ; d. in 1788 ; lived in 
New Haven; m. , and had one dan., Anna,^ who m. Solo- 
mon Huntington of Windham. 


By Stephen F. Pbokham, Esq., of New York City. 

Richard* Scott was the son of Edward^ and Sarah (Carter) Scott, 
and was born at Glemsford, Suffolk, England, in 1607. Edward Scott 
was of the Scotts of Scott's Hall in Kent,* who traced their lineage through 
John Baliol to the early Kings of Scotland. Richard Scott's wife was 
Catharine,t daughter of Rev. Francis Marbury and his wife Bridget Dry- 
den, daughter of John Dryden, Esq., and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of 
Sir John Cope. . Col. Joseph L. Chester says {ante, vol. xx., p. 367) ** It 
will be seen therefore that Ann Marbury Hutchinson, by both parents, de- 
scended from gentle and heraldic families of England." Of course the 
same could be said of her sister Catharine, and of her husband. 

Richard Scott aud his wife probably came to New England with the 
Hutchinson party on the Griffin in 1634. Winthrop writes, " Nov. 24, 
1634, one Scott and Eliot of Ipswich, was lost in their way homewards 
and wandered up and down six days and eat nothing. At length they 
were found by an Indian, being almost senseless for want of rest." But 
if this refers to Richard Scott, he might have come in Win throp's party. 

Richard Scott was admitted a member of the Boston Church, Aug. 28, 
1634. He next appears of record at the trial of his sister-in-law Ann 
Hutchinson, March 22, 1 638, when he said, " I desire to propound this one 
scruple, wch keepes me that I cannot so freely in my spirit give way to 
excommunication whither it was not better to give her a little time to con- 
sider of the things that is ... . vised against her, because she is not yet con- 
vinced of her Lye and so things is with her in Distraction, and she cannot 
recollect her thoughts." 

He next appears in Providence. What was then included in the " Prov- 
idence Plantations " is now embraced in the towns of Woonsocket west of 
the river, North Smithfield, Smithfield, Lincoln, North Providence, Johns- 
ton, Providence and Cranston. Before 1700, the settlements centered in 

*In the ReoistbRi vol. xxxi., p. 345, will be found a review of "Memorials of the 
family of Scott of Scott's Hall in the County of Kent," by James Renat Scott, Lon- 
.don, 1876. 

t In the Rboistbr, vol. xx., page 355, in an article on the Hutchinson Family, there is 
much relatinfir to Ann Marbury Hutchinson, and incidentallv to her sister Catharine 
Marburv Scott. In vol. xxi., p. 283, is an account of the Marbury Family with the will 
of the Rev. Francis Marbury. In vol. xxii., p. 13, is the pedigree of Richard Scott, 
the article containing much that later researches have proved to be erroneous and 
reaching conclusions wholly erroneous. In vol. xxiii., p. 121, is an article on the an- 
tiquity of the name of Scott. In vol. li., p. 254, will be found the will of George Scott 
of London, England, a brother of Richard Scott, which furnishes absolute proof of the 
ancestry of Ricnard Scott. 

1906.] Richard Scott. 169 

what 18 now the city of Providence, with farms extending north up the val- 
ley of the Blackstone river, west of Pawtucket and Lonsdale. Cumberland 
was then a part of the Massachusetts town of Behoboth. 

There is no record evidence of the time when Richard Scott first ap- 
peared at Providence. Familiar as I have been from childhood with the 
Blackstone valley, and after a careful study of the subject for many years, 
I have reached the conclusion that a mistake has been made in identifying 
Providence with Moshasuck. I believe that the latter settlement, while 
within the original limits of Providence, as first laid out, was about a mile 
west of Lonsdale, and a short distance west of Scott's Pond, where Richard 
Scott, Thomas Arnold, Thomas Harris, Christopher Smith, and others who 
became Quakers, made a settlement, which was begun before Roger Williams 
planted at the spring, the water of which still flows into a trough on Canal 
Street in the city of Providence. At Moshasuck, Richard Scott owned a 
very large tract of land, some of which remained in his descendants for 200 
years, which included what is now Saylesville and Lonsdale and the land 
between them and around Scott's Pond. It became the Quaker settlement, 
as distinguished from the Baptist settlement at the head of Narragansett 

The first document to which Richard Scott affixed his signature was the 
so-called Providence Compact,* which is pasted on to the first page of the 
earliest book of Records of the city of Providence. It is stated that when 
these records were copied in 1800, there was opposite the page on which 
the famous compact is inscribed an entry bearing date August 20, 1 637. 
This date has been assumed to be the date on which the compact was signed. 
Until I obtained a photograph of this instrument, I supposed it was drawn 
up by Roger Williams and signed by the then citizens of Providence, but 
it is in the handwriting of Richard Scott, who was the first to sign it. He 
also signed for William Reynolds and John Field, who made their marks. 
Then, using the same ink, Chad Browne, John Warner and Greorge Ric- 
card signed. Then, using another ink that has faded, Edward Cope, Thomas 
Angell, Thomas Harris, Francis Weekes, Benedict Arnold, Joshua Winsor, 
and William Wickenden signed. Here are thirteen names, but not the names 
of the thirteen proprietors of the town of Providence, nor one of them. 

It appears to me as almost certain that William Arnold and others had 
located at Pautuxet, and Richard Scott and others had located at Mosha- 
suck, before Roger Williams and others crossed over from Seckonk, in 
June, 1636, began building near where St John's church now stands in 
Providence, and named the settlement Providence. It is equally certain 
that Roger Williams secured from the Indians a deed that covered, or was 
afterwards made to cover, the land on which William Arnold and Richard 
Scott had located, thus sowing the seed for the perpetual feuds that existed 
between Roger Williams and his '* louing ifriends and Neighbors." In 
1637, Richard Scott went to Boston and married Catharine Marbury. Re- 
turning to his home in Providence in March, 1638, he drew up and signed 
the celebrated compact, expecting that Roger Williams and his fellow suf- 
ferers, fleeing from the persecution of the triumphant Boston party, would 
all sign it, and thus found a commonwealth absolutely divested of the 
theocratic principle. In this he was mistaken. William Arnold, and his 
party, were joined by Stukeley Westcott, Thomas Olney, Francis Weston, 
and Richard Waterman, who had been banished from Salem, and they 
forced or persuaded Roger Williams, October 6, 1638, to deed to them an 

* A slightly reduced facsimile from a photograph accompanies this article. 

170 Richard Scott. [April, 

ondiyided interest in the town of Providence. In this, Richard Scott and 
his friends who signed the com(>act had no share. Finally, those who 
signed the compact and those who were grantees under the deed from Roger 
Williams, with others who had arrived meantime, joined in an arrangement 
by which they became " Purchasers of Providence." Under this agree- 
ment, the neck between Providence harbor and the Blackstone river was 
divided into town lots and distributed to 54 purchasers, of which Richard 
Scott was one. His lot was next north of Roger Williams, and extended 
up over the hill north of Bo wen Street 

The conclusion therefore is inevitable, that whatever credit belongs to 
the author of this celebrated instrument belongs to Richard Scott alone, 
and that Roger Williams not only had nothing to do with it, but refused to 
sign it. It reads as follows : 

** We whofe names are hereunder defirous to inhabitt in ye towne of proui- 
dence do promife to f ubiect ourselves in actiue or paffiae obedience to all fach 
orders or agreements as f hall be made for publick good of o' body in an or- 
derly way by the maior confent of the prefent Inhabitants maift^rs of families 
Incorporated together Into a towne fellowfhip and others whom they fhall ad- 
mltt into them 

only in ciaill things/' 

January 16, 1638, Winthrop notes, "At Providence things grow still 
worse ; for a sister of Mrs. Hutchinson, the wife of one Scott, being infected 
with Anabaptistry, and going last year to live in Providence, Mr. Williams 
was taken (or rather emboldened) by her to make open professson thereof, 
and accordingly was rcbaptized by one Holyman, a poor man late of Sa- 
lem." There is no other evidence that Catharine Scott had, or wished to 
have, any influence upon Roger Williams. They never agreed, and upon 
two occasions Roger Williams had her, with other wives of his neighbors, 
arrested, but he did not carry his suits to a conclusion before the Court. 

On the 27th of 5th month 1640, Robert Coles, Chad Browne, William 
Harris, and John Warner, were chosen Arbitrators to draw up what is 
known as the " Combination," which is a sort of agreement for arbitration 
for the adjustment of differences between " louing ffriends and Neigh- 
bours." Two of these arbitrators signed the compact, and two were gran- 
tees under the deed from Roger Williams, and the agreement adjusted dif- 
ferences between the Pawtuxet men, the Providence men, and the Mosha- 
suck men. The Combination was signed by 12 who signed the compact, 
by Roger Williams and 8 grantees under the deed, and 18 others. Richard 
Scott was one of the signers of the Combination, which contains the follow- 
ing clause, " we agree As formerly hath ben the liberties of the Town : so 
still to hold forth Libertye of Conscience." 

From 1640 to 1 650, the Scotts appear to have been quiet and prosperous 
citizens. They sold their town lot and moved out into the country, upon 
their lands at Moshasuck. Richard' Scott shared in all the allotments of 
land, and acquired a large estate. Patience Island, in the Bay, was deeded 
to him " aboute ye year 1651," by Roger Williams. 

The children of Richard* and Catharine were : 

1. John,' d. 1677; m. Rebecca Browne. 

2. Mary, m. Christopher Holder. 

3. Hannah, b. 1642 ; d. July 24, 1681 ; m. Walter Clarke. 

4. Patience, b. 1648 ; m. Henry Beere. 

5. Deliverance, d. Feb. 10, 1676; m. William Richardson. 

6. Richard (?). 

1906.] Richard Scott. 171 

Some time in 1656, Christopher Holder, a Quaker, came over from Eng- 
land and visited Providence. It is a tradition that Richard^ Scott, his wife 
and daughters, soon became converts to the new faith. There is nothing 
to indicate that John* Scott was ever of that faith. Although the evidence 
concerning the identity of John Scott's wife is by no means certain, I think 
there is very good reason for believing her to have been the daughter of 
John and Sarah Browne of Old Swansea, who were baptists, members of 
John Myles's church. It is known that there was a second son, and there 
b reason for believing his name was Richard. 

The daughter Mary' and Christopher Holder formed an attachment, and 
when two years later he was arrested in Boston on the charge of being a 
Quaker, and sentenced to lose his ears, Catharine Scott and her daughter 
Patience, then 1 1 years old, went to Boston to comfort the young man in 
his trial. The story is thus told by Greorge Bishop in his '* New-England 
Judged, by the Spirit of the Lord " : *' And Katharine Scot, of the Town 
of Providence, in the Jurifdiction of Rhode-Ifland (a Mother of many Chil- 
dren, one that had lived with her Husband, of Unblameable Couverfation, 
and a Grave, Sober, Ancient Woman, and of good Breeding, as to the Out- 
ward, as Men account) coming to i^ee the f^xecution of the faid Three, as 
afordiaid [Christopher Holder, John Copeland and John Rouse, all single 
young men, their ears cut off the 7th of 7th month 1658, by order of 
John Endicott, Gov.] whofe Ears you cut off, and faying upon their doing 
it privately, — That it was evident they were going to act the Works of 
Darknefs, or elfe they would have brought them forth Publickly, and have 
declared their Offence, that others may hear and fear. — Ye committed her 
to Prifon, and gave her Ten Cruel Stripes with a three-fold-corded-knotted- 
Whip, with that Cruelty in the Execution, as to others, on the second Day 
of the eighth Month, 1658. The' ye confeffed, when ye had her before 
yoii, that for ought ye knew, fhe had been of an Unblameable Couverfa- 
tion ; and tho' fome of you knew her Father, and called him Mr. Mar- 
bery, and that fhe had been well-bred (as among Men) and had fo lived, 
and that fhe was the Mother of many Children ; yet ye whipped her for all 
that, and moreover told her — That ye were likely to have a Law to Hang 
her, if She came thither again — To which fhe anfwered, — If God call us, 
Wo be to us, if we come not ; and I question not, but he whom we love, 
will make us not to count our Lives dear unto our felves for the fake of his 
Name — To which your Governour, John Endicot, replied, — And we shall 
be as ready to take away yonr Lives, as ye fhall be to lay them down — 
How wicked the Expreffion let the Reader judge." 

The whip used is thus described by Bishop. " The whip used for these 
cruel Executions is not of whip cord, as in England, but of dryed Guts, 
such as the Base of Viols, and with three knots at the end, which many 
times the Hangman lays on with both his hands, and must needs be of 
most violent Torture and exercise of the Body." 

Afterwards the daughter Mary' visited her lover in prison, but the Bos- 
ton people sent her back to Providence without a whipping, a remarkable 
exercise of mercy for them, although they kept her in prison a month. In 
the spring of 1660, Mary' Scott and her mother went back to England, 
and on Aug. 12 she was married there to Christopher Holder. In a letter 
dated Sept. 8 of that year, Roger Williams wrote to Governor John Win- 
throp of Conn., " Sir, my neighbor, Mrs. Scott, is come from England, and 
what the whip at Boston could not do, converse with friends in England, 
and their arguments have in a great measure drawn her from the Quakers 

172 Richard Scott. [April, 

and wholly from their meetings." Catharine Scott's death is recorded in 
the Recoids of Friends at Newport, which is absolute proof that she died 
in full standing among them. 

Feb. 26, 1676, Richard' Scott confirmed a deed, made many years before, 
of Patience Island to Christopher Holder and his wife Mary. A copy of 
this deed will be found in the Register, vol. xxii, page 13. 

Richard' Scott's daughter Patience' married Henry Beere, who was mas- 
ter of a sloop running between Providence and Newport His daughter 
Hannah' married Walter Clarke, son of Jeremiah and Frances (Latham) 
Clarke, who was one of the Quaker Governors of the Colony. 

In 1666, Richard Scott was chosen from Providence a deputy to the 

In 1672, George Fox visited New England and preached in Newport, 
B. I., with great acceptance, which greatly disturbed Roger Williams. In 
1676, Roger Williams published in fioston, a book entitled " Greorge Fox 
digg'd out of his Burrowes," which for scurrilous abuse has few equals, and 
which, when considered as the production of an apostle of Liberty of Con- 
sdence, is one of the most extraordinary books ever printed. In 1678, 
Greorge Fox published in London, *' A New-England Fire-Brand Quenched, 
Being Something in Answer unto a Lying, Slanderous Book, Entitled 
George Fox Digged out of his Burrows, &c. Printed at Boston, in the 
Year 1676, of one Roger Williams of Providence in New-England." It 
seems that George Fox addressed letters to William Coddiugton and Rich- 
ard Scott, two of the most eminent Quakers in Rhode Island, and whom 
he had probably met at Newport, and asked them what manner of man 
Roger Williams was. They both replied at length, George Fox inserting 
the replies in his book as an appendix, from which I copy as follows : 

" Friends, 

Concerning the Converfation and Carriage of this Man Roger Williams, 
I have been his Neighbour thef e 38. years : I have only been Abfent in 
the time of the Wars with the Indians, till this prefent — I walked with 
him in the Baptifts Way about 3 or 4 Months, but in that fhort time of 
his Standing I difcemed, that he muft have the Ordering of all their 
Affairs, or elfe there would be no Quiet Agreement amongft them. In 
which time he brake off from his Society, and declared at large the 
Ground and Reasons of it : That their Baptif m could not be right, be- 
caufe It was not Adminiftred by an Apoftle. After that he fet up a Way 
of Seeking (with two or three of them, that had deffented with him) by 
way of Preaching and Praying ; and there he continued a Year or two, 
till Two of the Three left him. 

That which took moft with him, and was his Life, was, To get Honor 
amougft Men, efpecially amongft the Great Ones. For after his Society 
and he in a Church- Way were parted, he then went to New-England,* and 
there he got a Charter : and coming from Bof ton to Providence, at Sea- 
conk the Neighbours of Providence met him with fourteen Cannoes, and 
carryed him to Providence. And the Man being hemmed in in the middle 
of the Cannoes, was so Elevated and Tranfported out of himfelf, that I 
was condemned in my felf, that amongft the Reft I had been an Inftrument' 
to fet him up in his Pride and Folly, And he that before could reprove 
my Wife, for asking her Two Sons, Why they did not pull of their Hats 
to him ? And told her. She might as well bid them pull off their Shoos, 
as their Hats (Though afterward fhe took him in the fame Act, and turned 

^ He went to Old England. Is not the New a mistake ? 

1906.] Bichard Seoii. 173 

his Reproof npoo his own Head) And he, that coald not pat off his Cap 
at Prayer in his WoHhip, Can now pat it off to ererj Man or Boj, that 
pals of his Hat to him. Though he profeffed Libertr of Confcience« and 
was fo lealons for it at the firft Coming home of the Charter, that nothing 
in Goremment moft he Acted* till that was granted : jet he could he For* 
waideft in their Goremment to prof ecote againf t thof e, that could not Join 
with him in it. as witnefs his Prefenting of it to the Court at Newport. 

And when tlus would not take Effect, afterwards when the Commiffion- 
ers were Two of them at Providence, being in the Houfe of Thomas 01- 
nej, Senior of the fame Town, Roger WilHams propounded this Question 
to them : 

We have a People here amongft us, which will not Act in our Govern- 
ment with us ; what Course fhall we take with them ? 

Then George Cartwright, one of the Commiffioners asked him. What 
manner of Persons they were? EK) they Live quietly and peaceably 
amongft you ? This they could not deny ; Then he made them this Anfwer : 

If they can Govern themselves, they have no need of your Government. 

— At which they were filent. 

This was told by a Woman of the fame Houfe (where the Speech was 
fpoken) to another Woman, whom the Complaint with the reft was made 
againf t, who related it to me ; but they are both Dead, and cannot bear 
WitnefB with me, to what was fpoken there. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 

One particular more I fhaU mention, which I find written in his Book 
(pag. 7.) concerning an Anfwer to John Throckmorton in this manner : 
To which (faith he) I will not Anfwer, as George Fox Answered Henry 
Wright's Paper with a fcomful and fhameful Silence, — I am a Witneis for 
George Fox, that I Received his Anfwer to it, and delivered it into Henry 
Wright*s own hands ; [Yet R. W. has publifht this Lie So that to his for- 
mer Lie] he hath added another fcomful and fhameful Lie ; And then 
concludes. That they were his Witneffes, that he had long faid with David 
(and he humbly hoped) he fhould make it good that he hates and abhors 

Providence in o,^^ . «•. o^^^ »» 

XT t:» 1 J Richard Scot. 


Richanl Scott seems, from the meagre records that have come down to 
us, to have been a quiet man, attending to his own affairs, and having little 
part in the squabbles that disturbed the " louing ffriends and neighbours," 
which so often claimed the attention of Roger Williams. 

There is no record known of Richard Scott*s death, but from collateral 
evidence he is supposed to have died quite suddenly in the latter part of 
1G80 or early in 1681, leaving his affairs in considerable confusion. Cath- 
arine Scott died at Newport, R. I., May 2, 1687. 

In Bodge's "Soldiers in King Philip's War,** the name of Richard 
Scott appears in such manner as to make quite certain the presence of two 
persons bearing that name. In those accounts, Richanl Scott, cornet, and 
Richard Scott, private, were both paid for services, Aug. 24, 1676. The 
services extended from December, 1675, to Aug., 1676. From these ac- 
counts it also appears that John' Scott served from June, 1675, to Aug., 
1676. Richard' Scott, the younger, who is mentioned, but not named, in 
his father*8 letter to George Fox, no doubt perished, unmarried, in tliat ter- 
rible struggle. 

John' Scott, who survived King Philip's War, had married, about 1661, 
Rebecca Browne. He took the oath of allegiance May 80, 1667, and was 

174 Richard Scott. [April, 

a juiyman April 27, 1668. He paid taxes of £1-0-0 in 1671. He was 
acquiring property and rapidly becoming a prosperous citizen when he was 
shot by an Indian, on his own doorstep, and mortally wounded, dying in a 
few days, about June 1, 1677. As both Richard and John Scott's names 
are not in '* A List of the inhabitants who Tarried in Providence during 
Philip's War — 1675," it appears probable that the entire Moshasuck 
quaker settlement went to Newport during that struggle, and that John 
Scott and his family returned too soon for safety. 

The children of John* and Rebecca, all born in Providence, probably at 
Moshasuck, were : 



b. Sept. 29, 1662. 



b. March 14, 1664 : 

: d. 1725; m. Elizabeth Wanton. 



b. Feb. 1, 1666; 

d. 1734. 



b. May 20, 1668. 



b. Dec. 20, 1668; 

d. young. 



b. Nov. 20, 1772 ; 

d. Jan. 18, 1712; m. Joanna Jcnckes. 

The son John^ lived in Newport, with his grandmother and aunts, be- 
came a merchant and carpenter, and married Elizabeth, daughter of Ed- 
ward and P^lizabeth Wanton. This Wanton family furnished five colonial 
governors, and are known as the ^* Fighting Quakers." 

The widow Rebecca remained in Providence, and took up the tusk of 
straightening out her late husband^s affairs, a task to which was soon added 
the tangled affairs of her father-in-law, Richard Scott ; and there she mar- 
ried, April 15, 1 678, John Whipple, Jr., who was one of the prominent 
men in the Providence colony, and had held nearly every office in the gift 
of the town, from constable to town clerk and moderator of the Town 
Meeting. He became blind, and several years thereafter, Dec. 15, 1700, 
he died. 

Jan. 7, 1701, the widow Rebecca Whipple presented a will to the Town 
Council for probate, and was appointed administrator of her husband's es- 
tate, but delayed the settlement for nearly a year, until she and John 
Whipple's daughters and their husbands, on the one part, forced a deed of 
partition with young John Whipple, on the other part. 

The youn«fest child of John' and Rebecca Scott, who was about six years 
old when his father died, lived with his mother in John Whipple's house. 
He became Major Silvanus* Scott, and early in life entered into the poli- 
tics of the town, becoming nearly as prominent in his generation as his 
step-father had been before him. He married, about 1692, Joanna, daugh- 
ter of Joseph and Esther (Ballard) Jenckes. His wife was a sister of the 
Governor Jenckes so noted in R. I. annals in the first half of the 18th 
century, I have not learped that either Silvanus* or Joanna* Scott were 
Quakers ; but many of their descendants were, and still are, of that faith. 
Their great-grandson Job Scott was, in the latter half of the 18th cen- 
tury, one of the most noted Friends' ministers then living. 

The children of Sylvanus* and Joanna were : 
1. JoiiN,» b. Sept. 80, 1694; d. July — , 1782; m. Mary Wilkinson. 



Catharine, b. 

lei Jcuckes. 
Joseph, b. 
Rebkcca, b. 

March 81, 1696; 

August 15, 1697; 
February 11, 1699; 

m. Nov. 1718, Nathan- 

m. Elizabeth Jenckes. 
m. 1718, John Wilkin- 


Esther, b. 

as Sayles. 
SiLVANua, b. 

Decembers, 1700; 
June 20, 1702 ; d. young. 


1906.] Uncords of Second Church of Scituaie. 175 

7. Joanna, b. December 11, 1708 ; m. May 10, 1724, Da- 

vid Jenckes. 

8. Charles, b. August 23, 1706 ; m. Dec. 16, 1718, Free- 

love Olney. 

9. Sarah, b. June 15, 1707; d. 1763; m. Oct. 9, 1726, Ste- 

phen Hopkins. 

10. Jeremiah, b. March 11, 1709; m. Rebecca Jenckes. 

11. Nathaniel, b. April 19, 1711 ; m. Mercy, daughter of 

Edward,' (Edward,* Christopher*) and Mary Mo wry Smith. 

The only records of the Scott family that appear oq the Providence 
Records are the birth dates of the children of John' and Rebecca. It is 
probable that all of the homes and the records at Moshasuck were burned 
during King Philip's War. The records at Providence barely escaped. 
The Friends' records at Newport and East Greenwich begin in 1676; 
those at Union Village, Woonsocket, in 1719. 




Communicated by Wilford Jacob Litohfibld, M.S., of Southbridge, Mass. 
[Continued from page 66.] 

A Catalogue of the Members of the second Church of Christ in Scita- 
ate, Nov^: 13. 1751.* 

Joseph Cufhiiig : y* Deacon. Sen' : Samuel Stockbridge, Sen' : & 

Elifabeth Curtice, y® Widow Lidia his Wife. 

Stephen Clap. lerufha Church, wife to M"" : Nath. 

Temperance liis Wife. luu' 

Abiigail Collamore, y® Widow Eunice Sylvefter, wife to M*" : Elisha 

Elifabeth Prouty, y« Widow S. 

Elilabeth Turner, Widow Rachel Spooner, Widow. 

Sarah Pinchion, — Widow Mary Barker, wife to M"": lames BL 

Ann Stetfoii, Wife to M' Gerfhom S". Mary Cul'hing, wife to Hon*. lohn C, 

Miriam Curtice. Esq : 

Mary Culhing, Wife to M*" Margarett Collamore, wife to M': 
lanu's Culhiiig. John. 
Elilaheth Tolman, Wife to M' North Eells, & 
Benjamin Tolman. Ruth, his W^ife. 
George* King, & ^ Mary Sylvefter, wife to M' : Zebu- 
Deborah, his Wife. Ion S. 

Elifabeth Brooks. Temperance Fofter Wife to M' : 

Zachariah Damon, & Elifha. 

Mebctabcl his Wife. Ruth Perry. 

lanu's Briggs, & Anna Lenthal Damon Wife to M': 

Anna, his Wife. Zach. 

Mary Brooks, Wife to M^ Nath^ B. lofeph Copeland & 

lohn James, Sen"" & Elifabeth, his Wife. 

♦ Th<' following entries are from the third book of records chIUmI •• The Church Book 
— Jonathan Durbva— 1762," lie was paator until 1754, and was succeeded by Rev. Da- 
vid Barns, D.D. * 


Records of Second Church of Scituate. 


Lidia, his Wife. 

Timothy Sjmmes, & 

Elifabeth, his Wife. 

Benjamin Perry. 

Rachel Turner. 

Abigail Hobart. 

Ifaac Otis & 

Deborah, his Wife. 

Defire Sylvef ter. 

Ifaac Buck 

lonna Ruggles, Wife to M' 

John Ruggles. 

Elfe Benfon, Wife to M' 

Jofeph Benfon. 

Sarah Lambert, Wife to M' 

lames Lambert. 

lofeph Jacob, y* Deacon. 

Mercy Turner, Widow. 

Benjamin Curtice & 

Rebecca, his Wife. 

Abigail Turner, Wife to M': W"*: T. 

lemima Damon, Widow. 

Lidia Simmons. 

lonah Stetfon & 

Mercy, his Wife. 

Ruth Perry. 

Rebecca Prouty, Widow. 

William Barrel & 

Abigail, his Wife. 

lofeph Cufhing, Jun': y*: Deacon 

Margarett Turner. 

Rachel Stetfon, Wife to M': Sam^- S. 

Nathan Pickles. 

Richard Turner. 

Benjamin Randal & 

Sarah, his Wife. 

AbigaQ Fofter, Wifepf M': Jof^: F. 

Lufanna Turner, wife to M"^ : Haw- 
kins T. 

ladah Dwelly, Widow. 

lofeph Dunliam & 

lane, his Wife. 

lohn lames, lun"^ & 

Prudence, his Wife. 

Lidia Sylvefter, Wife to M"^ : loseph 

Mary Barker, wife to M' : Barnabas, 

Hannah Merit, wife to M' : David M. 

Hannah Bowker, wife to M' : lames 

lofeph Clap, & 

Sarah, his wife. 

lofeph Damon & 

Joanna his Wife. 

lofeph Palmer & 

lane, his Wife. 

lemima Farrow, Wife to M' : Tho* : 

Sarah Barker, Wife to M' : Barna- 
bas, Jun' : 

Sarah Stockbridge, Wife to M': 
Samuel, Jun' : 

Mary Neal, Wife to M' : John N. 

William Sylvefter & 

Mary his Wife. 

Mary Buck, Wife to Isaac B., Jun' : 

Prifcilla Hatch Wife to M': Michael 

Deborah Turner, Wife to M*^ : If rael 

Edmond Grofs & 

Olive, his Wife. 

Mary Brooks, Wife to M': Wm : 

Hannah Stetfon, Wife to M' : Ma- 
thew S. 

Mary Torry, Wife to M' : Caleb T. 

Hannah Collamore, Wife to M': 

Abigail Turner, Wife to M' : Jon* : 

lemima Prouty, Wife to M' : W°» : P. 

Rtith Randal, Widow. 

Abigail Bowker, Wife to M' : Laza- 
rus B. 

Ifaac Damon & 

Lidia, his Wife. 

Benjamin Stoddard & 

Mary his Wife. 

Patience Jordan, Widow. 

Cuba, a Servant to M' : Ifaac Tur- 

Deborah Oakman, Wife to M"" : Sam^: 

Abiel Bryant, Wife to M' : lohn B. 

Mary Bryant, Wife to M' : Sam* : B. 

lael Whitton. 

Hannah Turner, Wife to M' : Lem- 
uel T. 

Mary Northy, Wife to M': lames 
N. . 

Sarah Ruggles. 

Abigail Bryant, Wife to M' : Benja- 
min B. 

Mary Sampfon, Wife to M' : Charles 

1906.] Records of Second Church of Scituate. 177 

The Names of those Admitted into full-Communion 


April. 5. Mary, y* : Wife of Robert Damon. 
May. 3. lofhua Lincoln & Huldah his Wife. 
June. 7. Gilbert Brooks. 
Nov : 5. lofeph Tolman & Mary his Wife. 

Thomas Pinchion & Agatha his Wife. 


June. 10. Oliver Winf lows, difsmif ion from y* : 1*. Ch^ : of Marfhfield, 

was read & he recieved. 
Oct« : 7. Hannah, y*. Wife of M"" : W°» : Stetfon. 

15. The Hon^ : John Cufhing £fq' : being in full Communion with 

y* : ef tablifhed Ch^ : & defiring y® : ordinances of Chrifti- 

anity with us & y*: Privilidges of this Ch^: his Request 

Was granted by a Unanimous Vote. 

Nov': 4. M": Mary Cufhing & M': W°»: Cufhing— the Children of 

Judge Cufhing. 
December y* 4^. 1754 M'. David Bams's Dismifsion from the Chh in 
Littleton was Read & He Received into the 2^. Chh in 
Attest Joseph Cushing Jun'. Clerk of S^. Church During the Vacancy. 
Octb' 5. 1755 John Ruggles, Jun. 
Dcemb' : 3 : Elifabeth Wife to M' Jof eph Toleman 
January 1756 : Nehemiah Porter and his Wife. Prince Rofe 
March : 7. John Cufhing Jun & Deborah his Wife 
April : 4 : Abiel Turner and Elifabeth his Wife 

Grace y« Wife of Elifha Sylvefter 
May 2 : the wife of Deacon Cufhing & his Son Jof eph 

Sam'^ Clap Jun and his wife Lucy 
Ruth Torry D. to Cap' Torry 
June 6. 1756 Nehemiah Hatch & Wife 

The Widdow Hannah Bowker Lucy Bryant & Hannah 
July 4. Elifha Tolman and his wife 

Gilbert Brooks and Prif cilia Perry. 
Novb'. 4 Elifabeth Curtice 

The Names of those who are baptized. 


Nov: 17. Lucy, daughter to Cap: John lames j': 

• Melzar <& Mary, Children of Charles Sampfon. — By Rev** : 
M': Bourn. 
Dec™:. 1. Deborah, daughter to M': Gerfhom Randal. Prudence, 
D. to M*" : Jof eph Stetfon. lohn Son to M' : John Bryant. 
(This Child Was baptized ye : Sabbath before Viz. Nov' : 
24. y«: P*: I baptized). 
8. Mary, daughter to M': Elifha Fofter. by Rev**: M': 

178 Records of Second Church of Scittiate. [April, 

Friday. 20. all fi Children of M': Richard Turner in his houfe, he 
heing Sick. Viz. lemima, upon her defire. lohn, Vine, 
lofeph, Confider, <& Ruth. (6) 


Jan^ : 26. Sarah, daughter to lob Neal. 

Feb. 23. lohn, Son to Barnabas Barker lun' : 

25. being Tuefday, Confider, son to Ion* : Elms, in his house it 

being Sick. 
March. 8. Benjamin, Son to Benj*: Randal jun': 
29. Elijah, son to Sam^ : Briant, & 
Nathaniel, son to Nath* : Turner. 
April, 5. William, son to lofeph Copeland, 
Thomas, son to Tho* : Farrar, & 
Caleb, son to amos Damon. 
12. Caleb, son to lofeph Wade- William son to WilP: Brooks, 
& William son to M' : Will™ : Merchant of Bof ton. 

26. Lebeus, son to Sambo, a free Negro. 
May. 3. Ruth, daughter to Ifaac Stetfon. 
May. 10. Mary, D. to Deacon lofeph lacob, & 

Mary, D. to Robert Damon. 
June. 7. Hannah, D. to Cap. Caleb Torey, & 

lonathan. Son to Lazarus Buker, [Bowker] & 
Mary, D. to Ifaac Buck. 
. 21. Elifha, son to Benj*: Buker. lacob son to lames Gilkey. 
Mary, D. to [omitted] Burrel. Deborah, D. to y'^ : Widow 
Ruth Turner, 
luly. 5. Deborah, D. to Dea«: loi^x Cufhing lun': 

12. lofeph, Abigail, & Peleg, Children of m'^: Ifrael Smith, 
North, son to M' : North Eells. 
Aug. 30. Abiel D to M' : Sam* : Stockbridge lun' : 
N. Stile Simeon Son to M' : Dan* : Damon, 

Sept. 24. David, S. to Widow Mary Clap, & David Clap lun': dec^: 

Stephen, S. to Sam* : Clap & Lucy his Wife. 
Oct®: 10. Tuefday. Simeon, S. to Tho»: & Agatha Pinchion at her 
22. Zipporah, D. to M' : Barnabas Barker Sen' : 
Colia, D. to Ifrael Sylvefter, by M": Bourn. 
Oct«> : 29. Tlio» : Pinchion Sen^ : Tho« : Pinchion jun' : 

Mary & ludeth, Children of Tho': Pinchion Sen'; 

Enoch, Son to Sam* : Curtice. 

Anna, D. to M' : John Bowker. 

Perfis, D. to M' ; Ion* : Turner. 

Elizal>eth Hooper, AEt [omitted] : 

Edward, Son to John Cufhing lun', 

Bethiah, D. to M': Abiel Turner. 
Lydia, D. to M' : lefse Turner. 
Abigail, D. to M' : lohn Briggs. 
Elifha, Son to M': Elifha Silvefter. 
Feb. 25. Stephen, Son to M': Zach*»: Damon Jon's 



Nov' : 









1906.] Recoi'ds of Second Church of Scituatt. 


Hnldah, D. to M*^. lofhua Lincoln, apprehended near its 

end, Was baptized in their house. 
David, Son to M'^ : William Prouty, & lames, Son to M' : 

lames Briggs lun': 
Eunice, D. to Nath* : Clap, Esq'' : 
Abigail (Smith) D. to y«: Widow Rachel Spooner, & Elifa- 

beth, I), to M' : Jonah Stetfon lun' : 
Marlborough, Son to M': W™: Silvefter. 
Luke, Son to M'^ : Luke Silvefter. 
Edward, Son to Capt: Peleg Bryant. 
Thomas, Son to Capt John lames lun': 
Sarah, D. to Bazaleel Palmer, by ^V : Bourn. 
Mark, son to Philis, Negro Servant of Deacon lofeph Cufh- 

ing luu^ : 
Freeborn, Son to Sam^ : Bow, a Negro Man, free. 
Mary, D. to Sam" : Randal & Sarah his Wife, Who own*d 

y": Covenant. 
Deborah, D. to Jacob Silvefter, WTio own*^ : Covenant, 
lonathan. Son to Ion* : & Lydia Tower. 
Damaris, I), to Nehemiah & Lettice Prouty. 
Submit, D. to Tho": & Han*^: Collamore. 
Molly, D. to M^ : Sam> : & Mary Bryant. 
David, Son to M"" : Robert & M™ : Mary Damon. 
David, Son to M'': Ifrael & M": Deb: Turner. 
William, Son to W: lames & M™: Deb: Barrel. 
Anna, D. to M"" : Luke & lonna Bowker — y^ : own^ : Cove- 
lofeph. Son to M'^ : Oliver AVinflow. By M*" : Bourn. 
Simeon, Son to M*": Tho': & M": Agatha Pincheou. 
Ebonezer, Son to M' : lof : & W\ Eiif : Copeland. 
Tob, Son to M"^ : lob Neal. 
Martha I), to M"^: lof: & M" : Line Palmer. 
Hannah, D. to M^ : Benj*: & M": llan": Randal. 
Sarah, D. to M"^: Elifha & M"^^: Mer°^: Toleman. By M"': 



Ian>' : 1 0. Molly, D. to Nath^ : *& Mary Mayo being sick, Was baj)- 
tized at her defire & upon her account. 
13. Ruth, ly : to M'": Elifha & Temperance Fofter. 
20. Lidia D. to M"" : Nath* : Mayo, ct Mary his wife upon her 
Feb. 24. William, Son to M*": W" : Tones of Marfhfield, Who own'd 

y**: Covenant. 
March. 30. lonathan, Son to M^ : Lazarus Bowker c^ Abigail his AVife, 

l)eing dangeroufly ill. 
April. 2. ISF: Ifaac Prouty AEt: 65, on his Death Bed. 
7. Mary, D. to M"^: Barnbixs Barker lun*^: 

Tho Kc'V''. M^ Dorby Departed this Life April y*- 22^^ 1751 In the 
28^''. Year of His Age and in y*^ 3'*. Year of His Ministry. 

At a Church Meeting of y*' 2''. Church of Christ in Scituate on y® 7'*^. 
Day of IMay A.D. 1754 being the first Chh. Meeting after the Death of 
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180 Records of Second Church of Scituate. [April, 

the Rev<*. M'. Dorby S*. Church Chose y« Rev**. M' Bourn Moderator of 
&\ Meeting. 

Also S**. Church Chose Joseph Cushing lun'. Clerk of S**. Chh. during 
the present Vacancy 

Baptized. 1754 

April. 28'^ Rebecca Curtis Daughter to Elisha and Sarah Curtis By y*^ 

Rev*» M' Gay 
May. 5*^. Elisabeth Stetson Daughter to Isaac Stetson, By y« Rev**. 

M'. Perkins. 
May. 19"». Betty Stodder Daughter to Benj* Stodder lun'. Martha 
Daughter to Thomas Farrow and Amos Dammon Son to 
Amos Dammon all by the Rev^. M^ Bourn. 
May 26 Abigail lacob Daughter to Dea**. loseph Jacob by the Rev^. 

M'. Smith 
June y*. 2**. Desire Silvester Daughter to Nehemiah Silvester, Lucy Smith 
Daughter to Jsraei Smith. Lucinda Clap Daughter to 
Samuel Clap lu' Jsraei & Ruth Lappum Children of 
Thomas Lappum and Ashcr Son to I^iUs Slave to Doc^*" 
Otis all by the Rev'*. M'. Wales 
September y* 29"*. 1754 Mehitabel Cole Daughter to James Cole and Eze- 
kiel Spragne Son to Ezekiel & Priscilla Sprague. 
all by the Rev^ M'. Smith of Wey«. [Weymouth] 
October y® 20**». 1754 Caleb Cushing Son to Dea". loseph Cushing lu^ 
Samuel Stetson Son to George Stetson and 
Samuel Randall Son to Samuel Randall all by 
the Rev** M'. Nat** Eells of Stonington. 
October y* 27"*. 1754. Ann Briggs Daughter to lohn Briggs and lohn 
Bowker Son to lohn Bowker by the Rev**. M*". 
Edward Eells of Middletown. 

David Barns [his autograph] 

The names of those y*. were Baptized Since I was Ordained. Decern**'. 
4: 1754 • 

Dec' 15 : David, Son of M'. lesse Turner Chriftopher, Son to M' 
Sam". Curtice 

Feb. 8 Thomas Son to M*" E : Sylvefter 

Feb: 16: Robert, Son to M' I : Cufliing 

Lemuel Son to M' Laz : Bowker 
Feb 23 Martha Daughter to M' A : Turner 

March. 2 Rachel Daugh^. to Nath : Clap Esq 
March. 23 Elisabeth Daugh' to Gerfli : Randal 
April 6 : James: Son to Caleb Tory 

Apr : 24 Ruth : D : to North Eells 
May 18 Cefar in Private by Reafon of Sicknefs Sev* [Servant to] 

John Elms 
May 18 Rhoda D : to M'. Peleg Briant 
Edward Son to Zee**. Damon 
Jofeph Son to Ezra Randal. 

1906.] Records of Second Church of Scituate. 181 

May 25 Gilbert Son to W®. Brooks 

Bathihebah D to Luke Bowker 
Jnne 1 Elifabeth : D : to Amos Damon 

Hannah : D : to W°>. Damon 
June 8 Zine : D : to Sam^. Briant 

Aug : 3 : Benjamin Son to Jofh Lincoln 

CeEa : D : to Jsrael Sylvefter 

Job Son to Nathl : turner. 

Lucy D : to James Cufhing 
Aug : 23 : Abiah D : to John Briant 
N : B : Sarah D to Waterman Bella, this Day w : Eells & wife 

y' confefsion owned y* cov* and had y' Child 

Babtized Sarah D : Nath Church 
Octb': 5:1755/ 

Rebeckah D : to Jofeph Gopeland 

Nath^ Son to Na*»» Broks [Brooks] 

Huldah D : to Bezelael Palmer 

Rachel : D : w™. Brigs 
Octb' 26/ Lydia D : to Jonah Stetfon 

Anna D : to Job Neal 
Nov^' 16/ Jonathan Son to Nehe°* Prouty 
Nov : 23/ Sarah : D ; Benja : Randal Ju 
Dec^ 7/ Elifabeth Wife to Jofeph toleman 

Charles Son to Israel Smith 
Feb 1 : 1756 Ruth D : to Jona"». turner 

Abigail D : to Ezek : Sprague 
Feb/ 8/ Jofeph Son to John Brigs 
Feb 29/ Lydia D : to Deacon Cufli [Cushing] : 

Sarah D : to Sam*^ Randal 
May 16/ W™. Iladen & wife piade confefsion and owned y* Cov*. and 

with his Children 5 in Number w' Baptized 
May 16 : Damfon D : to John Bowker 

Haunah D : to Jom [? John or James] Nicolfon 
May 23 : Mercy D : to a negro of D' Otis 
May 30/ John Son to Michael Hatch 

Marcy D : to Eliph : Nothe [Northy] 
June 20 : Nath : fon to Nath Clap 

Johanna D : thom* Farrar 

Jemimah D : to Amos Damon 

Sarah Da : Benja. Collomore 

Mary Ditto 

Hannah IHUo 

Benja Son to S* Collomore. 
June 30/ Thomas Son to J" Nicols 
Sept : 1 9/ Betty Jones : D : to John Jones 

Barnabas Son to B.^ Barker 

Jan 16 Deborah D to Jsrael Turner 

Abigail D to Ezra Randal 
March 20:1757 Nehemiah Son to Mr Nehemiah Porter 

26 : Nabby : D : to Lazarus Bowker Baptized in private by Rea- 
fon of Sicknefs 

182 Records of Second Church of Scituate. [April, 

April : 3 : [blank] to Jonah Stetfon Jun 
10 Barker Son to J°: Culhing Jun 
17 Sarah D to Widdow [blank] Palmer 
24 Sam": Son to Elifha Tolman 

Ezekiel son to Peter CoUmore 
24 John Son to Sam" Bryant : ^ 

24 : Orphan D. to y® Widdo Peterfon owned y® covenant & was 
May 8 1757 Ezekiel Son of Isai. Stoddard 

15 Eliftia Son to Lemuel Sylvefter 

Lacy : D : to Isaac Damon 
22 Sarah D : to John Homes 
29 : Elijah Son to Jofeph Clap S' [?] 
Lydia D : to John Curtice 
Abigail D : to M'' : Stephen Lapliam 
Prifce [Priscilla] : D to Jsaac Prouty. 
Before Baptifm y® same Day y*^ S** Prouty and wife owned 

y* Covenant 
Allice : D : to Deacon Culhing Jun 
Lydia D to Nath Brooks Jun 
Bjirftow Son to Cap'. W™. Sylvefter 
Rhoda D : to Michael Hatch 

Rachel : D : to R** David Barns and Rachel his wife 
Thomas, Sam". Abel, Sons, to Simeon Nafli and Lydia his 

Cynthia D : to P^lijah Curtice 
Thomas Barker Son to M'. James Brigs 
Jofeph Sou D*^°. Jofeph Jacob 
Unice : D : to Isaac Stetfon 
Oliver Son of Oliver window 
Ceberry [Sebre] D : to John Brigs 
Allice : D : to Israel Smith 
Eliphalet Son to Eliph Nothe [Northy] 
Martha D : to Peleg Bryant 
Damaris D : to : Nehe™ : Prouty 
Ruth : D : to Cornelius Brigs 
Molly: D to Benf: Randall. 
Mary : D : to Math : Stetfon 
Abigail D to [blank] Tore [Torrey] 
Mercy : D : to Antony Eames 

Hannah his wife His wife owned y® Cov : Bapt : on His ac- 
Gidion Son to Gidion Rofe Jun brot out by her alone and 
Baptized on Her account 
20 Gerfliom Son to M' Nehemiah Sylvefter 

Betty : D : to Benj*^ Collmore Baptized on Her Account 
Decb' 4: Ebenezer & Grace Totman owned y® Covenant and y^ 
children w*^ [were] Baptized Thomas and Stephen 
Charles Son to John Bowker 
Jenny D : to Nath Mayhew Baptized on Her Account 

[To be continued.] 

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1906.] Oenecdogies in Preparation. 183 


(Continaed from page 89.) 

Haight. — Jonathan of Rye, N. T., by L. N. and Mrs. J. G. Nichols, Sny- 
der Hill, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Haley, or Halley. — AH lines, by Eugene F. McPike, 1 Park Row, Room 
606, Chicago, TIL 

Hammett. — Edward of Martha's Vineyard (?), by Mrs. Mary L. Alden, 
Troy, N. Y. 

Handy. — Samuel of England or Wales, by William Byron Handy, 585 
Tremont St., Boston, Mass. 

Haxsbrough. — Peter of Chdpeper Co,, Va., by John W. Hernden, 919 
Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 

Harrtman. — Leonard of Rowley, Mass,, by F. G. Harriman, Box 237, 
Santa Monica, Cal. ; and Fred W. Lamb, 452 Merrimack St., Man- 
chester, N. H. 

Harrison. — Burr of Chappawamstc, Va,, by Lelia H. Handy, 1331 12th 
St*, N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Harrison. — Richard, Jr,, of Newark, N, J., by W. E. Harrison, Fort 
Madison, Iowa. 

Harrison. — Richard of New Haven, Conn,, by Mrs. Frances H. CorbiD, 
54 Dwight St, New Haven, Conn. 

Hart. — Josiah of Manchester, N, S., by Howard C. Myers, 74 Spring St., 
Brighton, Mass. 

Harwood. — Andrew, by W. H. Harwood, M.D., Chasm Falls, N. Y. 

Harwood. — Nathaniel of Concord, Mass,, by F. II. Harwood, 126 Main 
St., Evansville, Ind. 

Ha SKY. — Ta, William of Reading, Mass,, by William Prescott Greenlaw, 
Sudbury, Mass. 

Hatch. — Thomas of Barnstable, Mass,, by Henry Herbert Sraythe, Fal- 
mouth, Mass. 

Hatukway. — John of Taunton, Mass., by B. F. Ilatheway, Stamford, 

Hath way. — John of Taunton, Mass., by Thomas G. Ilatheway, U. S. 
Assay Office, Seattle, Wash. 

Hatiiway. — Nicholas of Gloucestershire, Eng, (?), by Arthur B. Paine, 
120 Pleasant St., Brookline, Mass. 

Hawkks. — Adam of Lynn, Mass., by Adam Augustus Ilawkes, AVakefield, 

IIawkes, or Hawks. — John of Lynn, Mass., by J. M. Hawks, 16 Newhall 
St., Lynn, Mass. 

Hawkkswortii, Thomas of Salisbury, Mass,, and Adam of Wilmot Town- 
ship, Annapolis Co,, N, S,, by Mrs. Sarah D. iCropley, Marblehead, 

Hawkins. — James, Sr., of Union Co., S. C, by Edward A. Clay pool, 
Suite 309 Bush Temple, Chicago, 111. 

Hawkins. — Robert of Charlestown, Mass., by Israel G. Hawkins, Stony 
Brook, Suffolk Co., N. Y. 

Hawley. — Jehiel of Arlington, Vt,, by F. Phelps Leach, East Fairfield, 

184 Oenealoffie$ in Preparaiion. [April, 

Hay WARD. — Samuel of Afendon, Mass,, by Mrs. W. L. Proctor, 14 Caro- 
line St., Ogdensburg, N. Y. 

Hedoeb. — Joseph of Flushing, L, Z, by L. N. and Mrs. J. G. Nichols, 
Snyder Hill, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Hedges. — Joseph of Monocacy, Md,, by Mrs. W. Samuel Groodwyn, Em- 
poria, Va. 

Henderson. — Robert of HendersotwilUy Pa., by Miss Helen £. Keep, 753 
Jefferson Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

Herndon. — WiUiam, by John W. Hemdon, 919 Prince Street, Alex- 
andria, Va. 

Hewet, or HuiT. — Thomas of JRngham, Mau^ by Prof. W. T. Hewett, 
Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. 

HiQOiNS. — Richard of Piscatawcnf, N, J., by Mrs. M. P. Higgins, 228 
West St., Worcester, Mass. 

Hill. — John of Guilford, Conn,, and Luis of Guilford, Conn., by Edwin 
A. Hill, Room 348 U. 8. Patent Office, Washington, D. C. 

Hills. — Joseph of Newbury, Mass,, by Smith Adams, Milltown, Me. 

Hills. — John of Ashford, Eng,, Joseph of Newbury^ Mass., and William of 
Hartford, Conn., by William S. Hills, 294 Newbury St, Boston, Mass. ; 
and Thomas Hills, 157 K St., South Boston, Mass. 

KoxG.—John of Rockingham Co., N. H., bv Charles A. Hoag, Lockport, 

Hob art. — Edmund of Hingham, Mass., by William Nelson, Paterson, 

HoBBiE, or Hobby. — John of Greenwich, Conn., by William A. Eardeley, 
466 State St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Hodgdon. — John of Scarloro, Me., by Charles A. Beane, 213 Commer- 
cial St., Portland, Me. 

Hodges. — James of New Haven, Conn., by Edwin A. Hill, Room 348 U. 
S. Patent Office, Washington, D. C. 

HoLLT. — John of Stamford, Conn., by William A. Eardeley, 466 State 
St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

HohHiiAif.— Solomon of Newbury, Mass., by David Emory Holman, M. D., 
Attleboro, Mass. 

Holmes. — David of Dorchester, Mass., Francis of Stamford, Conn., and 
George of Roxbury, Mass., by William A. Eardeley, 466 State St., 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Holmes. — George of Roxbury, Mass., by George Arthur Gray, 51 Botolph 
St, Atlantic, Mass. 

KoPKiss.— John of Hartford, Conn., by Tunothy Hopkms, Mills Bldg., 
San Francisco, Cal. 

Hopper. — John of Deptford Township, N J., by Harry Shelmire Hopper, 
400 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

HORTON. — Thomas of Springfield, Mass. (?), by Marcus N. Horton, 88 
Essex Ave., Bloomfield, N. J. 

HoRTON. — William of Colchester, N. T., by Barnes Horton, Sheffield, Pa. 

HosKiNS, or Hodskins. — William of Taunton, Mass., by J. C. C. Hoskins, 
Sioux City, Iowa. 

Houghton. — John of Lancaster, Mass,^ by Dr. Arthur W. Clark, Law- 
rence, Kansas. 

now xnji.— Of Norfolk, Eng,, by W. W. Bolton, 120 Howard St., So. 
Easton, Mass. 

Howard.— /?o^r< of Dorchester, Mass., by William B. Handy, 585 Tre- 
mont St., Boston, Mass. 

1906.] Oenealoffie$ in Preparation. 185 

Howe. — Ahnham of Watertown and Marlborough, Mass., Abraham of 
Roxhury, Mass., Edward of Lynn, Mass., James of Roxbury and Ips- 
wich, Mass., and John of Sudbury and Marlborough, Mass,, by Hod. 
Daniel Wait Howe, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Hudson. — Ann of Philadelphia, Penn,, or N^. J,, by Harry Shelmire Hop- 
per, 400 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Hudson. — ffetiry of England, bv Eugene F. McPike, 1 Park Row, Room 
606, Chicago, 111. 

Hughes. — John ap Hugh of Gwynedd, Pa., by Mrs. Walter Damon Mans- 
field, California Hotel, San Francisco, Cal. 

Hunt. — Thomas of Rye, N. Y., by Dr. William Austin Macy, Kings Park, 
Long Island, N. Y. 

HuRD. — John of Dover, N. H., by John Hurd Lord, Box 215, Berwick, 

HuRBELL. — AU families of the name, by W. G. Richards, 59 Hill Park 
Cresent, Plymouth, Eng. 

HussET. — Gapt Christopher of Hampton, N. H, by Charles W. Tibbetts, 
Dover, N. H. 

HussET. — Richard of Dover, N. H., by Henry S. Webster, Gardiner, Me. ; 
and R. B. Hussey, 48 Linden St., Reading, Mass. 

Hyde.— JbnwMan of Newton, Mass., by Frank C. Hyde, 31 Milk St., Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

Hyde, or Ide. — Nicholas of Rehoboth, Mass., by Elizabeth J. Wilmarth, 
73 North Main St., Attleboro, Mass.; and Herbert C. Ide, New 
Britain, Conn. 

Ingalls. — Edmund of Lynn, Mass., by Charles Burleigh, M.D., Maiden, 

Ives. — William of New Haven, Conn., by Arthur S. Ives, 33 Sidney 
Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Jackman. — James of Salisbury^ Mass., by Geo. W. Jackman, 2403 North 
Ave., Bridgeport, Conn. ; and Parmenio Adams Jackman, 263 North 
3d East, Logan, Utah. 

Jackson. — Robert of Hempsted, L. I., by George Cleo Jackson, 79 Hamil- 
ton Ave., Akron, Ohio. 

Janes, or Jean. — Joseph of the Island of Jersey (t), by Albert James 
Walker, 18 Mt. Vernon St., Salem, Mass. 

Johnson. — William of Charlestown, Mass., by Orrin P. Allen, Pahner, 

Jones. — Dept. Gov. William of New Haven, Conn., by Edwin A. Hill, 
Room 348 U. S. Patent Office, Washington, D. C. ; and George H. 
Andruss, 2437 Warring St., Berkeley, Cal. 

Kehrt, or Cart. — Jacob qjf llbesheim, Bavaria, by Harry Shelmire Hop- 
per, 400 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Kempton. — Ephraim, Jr., of Plymouth, Mass., by Mrs. Josephine Kempton 
Sedgwick, Parnia, Mich. 

Kenny, Kene, or Keney. — Henry of Salem, Mass., by Mrs. Frederic L. 
Osgood, 194 Washington St, Norwich, Conn. 

Keyks. — John of Worcester, Mass., by Miss Idelle Keyes, 1077 Boylston 
St., Boston, Mass. 

Kimball. — Richard of Ipswich, Mass., by S. P. Sharpies, 26 Broad St, 
Boston, Mass. 

King. — James of Suffield, Conn., by Cameron H. King, 920 Fulton St, 
San Francisco, Cal. 

186 Oenealogies in Preparation. [April, 

KiNGSLEY. — John of Behoboth, Mass,, by J. S. Kingsley, Tufts College, 

KiNXEAR. — WiUiam of Londonderry^ N, H., by Mrs. John B. White, G16 

East 36th St., Kansas City, Mo. 
KiRKBRiDE. — Matthew of Burlington J N. J.^ by Dr. William Austin Macy, 

Kings Park, Long Island, N. Y. 
KiRTLAND. — Nathaniel of Saybrook, Conn.^ by Carlos P. Darling, Law- 

reneeville, Tioga Co., Pa. 
Knight. — Deer, Richard of Newbury, Mass,, by Smith Adams, Milltown, Me. 
Knowlton. — All lines, by George Henry Knovvlton, 328.J Hudson Ave., 

All)any, N. Y. 
Lake. — AU Lake emiyrants to America, by B. Lake Noyes, M.D., Ston- 

ington, Maine. 
Lamb. — Thomas of Boxbury, Mass,, by Frank B. Lamb, AVestfield, N. Y. 
Lamson. — William of Ipswich, Mass,, by Albert H. Lamson, Elkins, N. H.; 

and Dr. W. J. Lamson, 120 Summit Ave., Summit, N. J. 
Lancaster. — Thomas of England, by Harry Fred Lancaster, Columbia 

City, Ind. 
Lane. — Robert of KiUingworth, Conn,, hy Geo, B.Lane, Nowesua Bank 

Bldg., Minneapolis, Minn. 
Lang. — John of Portsmouth, N, IL, and Robert of Portsmouth, N, IL, by 

Henry W. Hardon, 60 Wall St., New York City. 
Lang DON. — Edward, John of Long Island (.*), John of Boston, Mass,, 

Peter of Cecil Co,, Md, (?), Philip of Boston, Mass,, and Tobias of 

Portsmouth, N, IL, by J. G. Langdon, 46 Pelbam St., Newton Centre, 

Langdon. — Noah of Farmington, Conn., by Miss Grace Langdon, McMinn- 

ville, Tenn. 
Langdon. — Peter of West Virginia, by Mrs. H. A. Carroll, Charles Town, 

Jefferson Co., W. Va. 
Langdon. — Philip of Boston, Mass , by Miss Annie Laws, 818 Dayton 

St., Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Lang FORD. — John of Northampton, Mass,, by Mrs. Mary L. Alden, 245 

Pawling Ave., Troy, N. Y. 
Langton. — George of Northampton, Mass,, by JRobert Getty Langdon, 35 

Nassau St., N. Y. ; and J. G. Langdon, 46 Pelliam St., Newton Cen- 
tre, Mass. 
Lapham. — John of Dartmouth, Mass., by S. F. Peckham, 280 Broadway, 

Room 104, New York City. 
LxY,— John of Snybrooh Conn,, by Edwin A. Hill, Room 348 U. S. Pa- 
tent Office, AV''ashington, D. C. 
Lazell. — John of Ilingham, Mass., by Theodore S. Lazell, 5 Nassau St., 

New York, N. Y. 
Leach. — Lawrence of Salem, Mass., by F. Phelps Leach. East Fairfield, Vt. 
Leigutox. — Thomas of Dover, N, H, — by Mrs. .1. L. Comman, c/o Col. 

Daniel Comman, U. S. A., War Dept., Wjishington, D. C. 
Lilly. — George of Reading, Mass,, by Julius AV. Lilly, G37 East G7th St., 

Chicago, 111. 
LiNXELL. — Robert of Barnstable, Miss,, by Arthur Ellsworth Linnell, 86 

Davis St., AVoliaston, Mass. 
LiTCUFiELD. — Lawrence of Scituate, Mass., by Wilford J. Litchfield, South- 
bridge, Mass. 
L00M13. — All lines, by Elisha S. Loomis, Berea, Ohio. 

1906.] Genealogies in Preparation, 187 

LoRiNG. — TTiomas of Hull ^ Mass., by John Arthur Loring, Springfield, 

Mass.; and George F. Loring, 76 Highland Ave., Somerville, Mass. 
LouNSBURY. — Richard of Rye^ N, J"., by William A. Eardelev, 466 State 

St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
LovKJOT. — John of Andovevy Afass.^ by D. R. Lovejoy, Niagara Falls, N. Y. 
Love WELL. — John of Nashua, N. II., by C. H. Lovewell, M.A., 6058 

Wentworth Ave., Chicago, 111. 
Luce. — Henry of Tishury, Mass., by Wilford J. Litchfield, Southbridge, 

LuDDiNGTON. — William of East Haven, Conn., by Dr. Horace Ludington, 

135 North 3l8t Ave., Omaha, Neb. . 
LuMMUs. — Edward of Ipswich, Mass., by Chas. A. Lummus, 3 William 

St., Newton, Mass. ; and Henry T. Lummus, c/o Lummus & Barney, 

Item Bldg., Lynn, Mass. 
Lyon. — Daniel of Greenwich^ Conn., by L. N. and Mrs. J. G. Nichols, 

Suy<ler Hill, Ithaca, N. Y. 
Lyon. — Isaiah of South Woodstock, Conn., by Eugene F. McPike, 1 Park 

Row, Room 606, Chicago, 111. 
Lyon. — Jacob of Ashford, Mass., by Mrs. Joseph H. Johnson, 2005 2d 

Ave., South, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Lyon. — Thomas of Fairfield a7id Greenwich, Conn., by Robert B. Miller, 

41 Van Buren St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Macomb ER. — John of Taunton, Mass., and Williain of Marshfield, Mass,, 

by Rev. Everett S. Stackpole, Bradford, Mass. 
Macor, or Maker. — James of Yarmouth, Mass., by William A. Eardeley, 

466 State St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Maddock, Madock, or Madox. — AU families of the name, by W. G. 

Richards, 59 Hill Park Crescent, Plymouth, Eng. 
Main, or Mayxk, Ezekiel of Stonington, Conn., by E. G. Main, 28 Maple 

Avt;.. Waterbury, Conn. ; and Algernon A. Aspinwall, 1305 Riggs 

St., Washington, D C. 
Maltjiy. — Johi and William of New Haven, Conn., by Dorothy Lord 

Maltby, b)i Grove St., New Haven, Conn. 
Manwakin<;. — Ranalphus of England, by G. A. Man waring, Bayonne 

City, N. J. 
Mark HAM. — Daniel of Middletown, Conn., by E. A. Markham, M.D., 

Box 95, Durham, Conn. 
Marshall. — Anthony of Walpole, Mass., by ^Irs. Sarah D. Cropley, Mar- 

bk'head, Mass. 
Martin. — John of Pisrafaway Township, N. Y., by Charles W. Tibbetts, 

22 New York St., Dover, N. H. 
Mautin. — Samuel of Philadelphia, Pa., by Richard A. Martin, 145 West 

82 St., New York City. 
Mason. — Sampson of Rehohoth. Mass., by Francis W. Plant, Joliet, 111.; 

Carlos Parsons Darling, Lawrenceville, Penn. ; and Alverdo Hay- 
ward Mason, East Braintree, Mass. 
Mc(iAFFKY. — Neil of Epsom, N. H.,hy R<iv. Frank Gardner, 119 South 

4th St., Sunbury, Penn. 
!M<:Xally. — Michael of Clinton, Maine, by Charles A. Beane, 213 Com- 
mercial St., Portland, Me. 
McPike. — James of Newport, Ky., by Eugene F. McPike, 1 Park Row, 

Room ()0(), Chicago, 111. 
3Iercier. — Jean of Canterbury, Eng., by M. Ray Sanborn, Yale Univer- 
sity Library, New Haven, Conn. 

188 Oenealoffies in Preparation. [April, 

Merritt. — Henry of ScitucUe^ Afcus., by Wilford J. Litchfield, South- 
bridge, Mass. 

Messenger. — Henry of Boston^ Mass.f by Winthrop Messenger, 288 Vin- 
ton St, Melrose Highlands, Mass. 

Metc ALF. — Michael of Dedham, by John Wilder Fairbank, 25 Upton St., 
Boston, Mass. 

Miller. — James of Rye, N. Jl, by Robert B. Miller, 41 Van Buren St., 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Miller. — Frank of Waldoboro\ Me,^ by Frank B. Miller, Rockland, Me, 

Miller. — John of Wethersfield and Stamford, Conn,, by Robert B. Miller, 
41 Van Buren St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Miller, or Millen. — Capi. Joseph of West Springfield, Mass., by C. S. 
Williams, 16 Rivington St., New York City. 

Mills. — Daniel of Hadley, N, F,, by John R. Gray, 423 Prospect Ave., 
Buffalo, N. Y. 

Mills. — George of Jamaica, Long Island, N, T., by William A. Eardeley, 
466 State St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'MihhS.— John of Staunton, Va., by Edward C. Mills, 10 Y. M. C. A. 
Bldg., Columbus, Ohio. 

lAihTO^,— Robert of HuU, Mass. (?), by William B. Handy, 585 Tremont 
St, Boston, Mass. 

Moffat. — Wiliiam of Killxngly, Conn,, by Mrs. Grace Moffett Lansing, 
Watertown, N. Y. 

Morris. — CapL Richard of Morrisania, N. T,, by Murray Edward Poole, 
Ithaca, N. Y. 

Morse. — Anthony, Samuel, Joseph, and William, by Emily W. Leavitt, 7 
Walnut St, Boston, Mass. 

Moss. — John, by Emily W. Leavitt, 7 Walnut St., Boston, Mass. 

MuNSET. — William of Dover, N, H, by William L. Palmer, 22 Sacra- 
mento Place, Cambri<lge, Mass. 

Murray. — Jonathan of Guilford, Conn,, by W. B. Murray, 505 North 
Elizabeth St., Peoria, 111. 

Murray. — Noah of Murraysfitld, Penn,, by Mrs. Louise Welles Murray, 
Athens, Penn. 

Nash. — All lines, by Elizabeth T. Nash, Madison, Conn. 

Needham. — Anthony of West Peahody, Mass,, by Sarah Jane Clarkson 
Needham, West Peabody, Mass. 

Neill. — Filius of Scotland, by William Nelson, Paterson, N. J. 

Newell. — Thomas of Hartford, Conn, (?), by Carlos P. Darling, Law- 
renceville, Penn. 

Newton. — Richard of Marlborough, Mass., by Mrs. E. N. Leonard, De 
Pere, Wis. 

Nicholas. — Rice of Madison, N. J., by N. L. and Mrs. J. G. Nichols, 
Snyder Hill, Ithica, N. Y. 

NoYES. — Rev. James of Newbury, Mass., by Smith Adams, Milltown, Me. 

NuTT. — William of Chester, N. H., by Charles Nutt, 7 Munroe Ave., 
Worcester, Mass. 

Nye. — Benjamin of Sandwich, Mass., by Henry Herbert Smythe, Fal- 
mouth, Mass. 

Obits, Obitts, or Opitz. — John Michael of LowviUe, N. T., by Lieut C. 
E. Johnston, Revenue Cutter Office, Treasury Department, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Oldham. — Joshua of Scituate, Mass., by Mrs. James W. Carey, 22 Maga- 
zine St, Cambridge, Mass. 

1906.] OenealogitM in Preparation* 189 

Olmsted, Olmstead. — OapL Jabez of Ware^ Mass., CapL Nicholas of 

Bart/ord, Oonn,y and Capt, Richard of Norwalk, Conn.^ by Frederidk 

S. Hammond, Oneida, N. Y. 
Ordwat. — James of Newhury^ Afass-y by John C. Ordway, 113 North 

State St^ Concord, N. H. 
Osbobn(e). — AH lines, by John M. Bancroft, Bloomfield, N. J. 
Pabodie (see Peabodt). — Elizabeth of PfymotUhy Mass.^ by Mrs. Mary 

L. Alden, 245 Pawling Ave., Troy, N. Y. 
Fjlise,-— David of Ludlow, Mass., by Mrs. Clara Paine Ohler, 559 West 

Market St., Lima, Ohio. 
Paine. — 27u}mas of Eastham, Mass,, by Josiah Paine, Harwich, Mass. 
Palxeb. — William of Ifampion^ Mass., by William L. Palmer, 22 Sacn^ 

mento Place, Cambridge, Mass. 
Pardee. — George of New HaveUy Conn*j by Carlos P. Darling, LawrenoQ* 

TiUe, Pa. 
Pardee. — John of Sharon, Conn., by Miss Lydia Patchen, Westfield, N. Y. 
^K^KJS..— Richard of Cambridge^ Mass, by Frank S. Parks, 2104 H St., 

N. W., Washington, D. C. 
Parke.— /?ofcr/ ofMgsHc, Conn., by Frank Sylvester Parks, 2104 H St, 

N. W., Washington, D. C. 
Parker. — All families in America, by A. G. Parker, 878 Prospect Ave., 

Buffalo, N. Y. 
Parker. — Dea. Thomas of Reading, Mass., by P. Hildreth Parker, 412 

Pleasant St., Dracut, Mass. 
Parks.— Z<. Richard of Concord, Mass., by C. W. Parks, U. S. N., Navy 

Dept., Washingtoii, D. C. 
Parhele. — John of New Haven, Conn., by Dr. George L. Parmele, 65 

Pratt St., Hartford, Conn. ; and Miss Helen Parmelee, 832 Euclid 

Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. 
Parsons. — Ct. Joseph of Springfield, Mass., by Carlos P. Darling, Law- 

renceville. Pa. 
Partridge. — George of Duxburg, Mass., by Mrs. Edward C. Chatfield, 

613 Fulton St., Minneapolis, Mbu. 
Patching. — Joseph of Roxburg, Mass., and Fairfield, Conn., by Miss 

Lydia Patchen, Westfield, N. Y. 
Pattee. — Peter of Haverhill, Mass., by William Tracy Eustis, 19 Pearl 

St., Boston, Mass. 
Patterson. — Andrew of Stratford, Conn., by George L, Burton, 87 

Church St., New Haven, Conn. 
Peabody (see Pabodie). — Lt. Francis of Topsfield, Mass., by Miss 

Grace Peabody, 7424 Normal Ave., Chicago, 111. 
Peakes, or Peaks. — William of Scituate, Mass., by Wilford J. Litchfield, 

Southbridge, Mass. 
Peasleb. — Joseph of Salisbury, Mass., by George F. Beede, Freemont, 

N. H. 
Peck II AM. — Benjamin of North Stonington, Conn,, by Byron J. Peckham, 

52 Mechanic St., Westerly, R. I. 
Peck u AM. — John of Newport, R, I. (?), by Stephen F. Peckham, 280 

Broadway, New York City. 
Peirce. — Caleb of Rochester, Mass., by John Elliot Bowman, 79 Elm St, 

Quincy, Mass. 
Pendleton. — Brian of Winter Harbor, Me. (f), by Everett Hall Pendle- 
ton, Taunton, Mass. 

190 Genealogies in Preparation. [April, 

Perley. — AUan of Ipswicky Mass,, by M. V. B. Perley, 22 Cabot St., 
Salcm, Mass. 

Perrin. — Daniel of Staten Island, N, F., by Rowland D. Perrine, 141 
Broadway, New York City. 

Perry. — Ezra of Sandwich, Mass,, by William A. Eardeley, 466 State 
St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

PETTixfiELL. — Richard of Newhury, Mass,yhy Smith Adams, Milltown, Me. 

Phelps. — William of Windsor, Conn., by F. Phelps Leach, East Fairfield, 

Phillips. — George of Watertovon, Mass,, by Pauline Willis, 3 Kensington 
Gate, London, Eng. 

Piatt, or Pyatt. — John of the Island of St, Hiomas, by Benj. AV. Strader, 
426 East 4th St., Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Pierce. — Daniel of Newbury^ Mass., by Smith Adams, Milltown, Me. 

Pike. — James of Newport, Ky,, by Eugene F. McPike, 1 Park Row, Room 
606, Chicago, 111. 

PiLCiiER. — James of Dumfries, Fa., by Maj. James Evelyn Pilcher, U. 
S. A., Carlisle, Pa. 

Pitcher. — Pitchers of Albany and Schoharie Counties, N, T,, by George 
Thurston Waterman, 119 Hamilton St., Albany, N. Y. 

Place. — John of Rochester, N, H,, by Guy Scoby Rix, Concord, N. IL 

Plumer, or Plummer. — Francis of Newhtiry," Mass,, by Smith Adams, 
Milltown, Me. ; and Rev. George M. Bodge, 11 Flora St., West Rox- 
bury, ]tlas8. 

POMEROY. — Eltweed of Northampton, Mass,, by Carlos P. Darling, Law- 
reuceville, Penn. ; and Mrs. Henry Thorp Bulkley, Southport, Conn. 

Pool. — Patrick of Virginia or Nortli Carolina, by Murray Edward Poole, 
Poole Block, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Poole. — Edward of Weymouth, Mass,, John of Reading, Mass,, William of 
Dorchester, Alass,, John of Gloucester, Mass,, Samuel of Boston, Mass,, 
Matthew of Marthas Vineyard, Mass,, Daniel of Virginia, Robert of 
Jamestown, Va., Robert of Bermuda and Virginia, Peter of Bound 
Brook, N, J, and Henry of Elizabeth City, N, C,, bv Murray JG. Poole, 
Poole Block, Ithao^a, N. Y. 

Poole. — John of Reading, Alass., by William Prescott Greenlaw, Sud- 
bury, Mass. 

Poste. — Jeremiah of Morris Co., N, J, (f), by L. N. and Mrs. J. G. Nich- 
ols, Snyder Hill, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Pray. — Quinton of Braintree, Alass,, by J. L. Pray, 217 Rockingham St., 
Toledo, Ohio. 

Prestox. — Roger of Lynn, Mass., by Charles H. Preston, Ilathorne, Es- 
sex Co., Mass. 

Prince. — Robert of Salem, Mass,, by Edward Prince, Quincy, 111. 

Prixdle, or Prtxgle. — William of New Haven, Conn,, by Miss Mary L. 
Iline, 142 Main St., West Haven, Conn.; Franklin C. Prindle, U. S. 
N., retired. Navy Dept., Washington, D. C. ; and Ruth S. Prindle, 
Sharon, Conn. 

Puffer, or Poffer. — George of Braintree, Mass., by Loring W. Puffer, 
15 Green St., Brockton, Mass. 

PuRDY. — Gabriel of Annapolis Co., N, S,, by L. N. and Mrs. J. G. Nich- 
ols, Snyder Hill, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Putnam. — John of Salem, Alass,, by Eben Putnam, 26 Broad St., Boston, 

[To be continaed.j 

1906.] Descendants of Thomas Treadwell. 191 


By William A. Bobbins, LL.B., of Brooklyn, N. Y. 
[Continued from page 55.] 

15. Jabez^ Treadwell (Nathanieiy* Nathaniel,^ TViomas^), born in Ips- 
wich, Mass., 9 Aug., 1713, died testate in Ipswich, 22 Dec., 1780 
(the correct year, although his gravestone states 1781), married 
(intention published in Ipswich, 20 Nov., 1736) Lucy Haskell of 
Ipswich, who died in Ipswich, 21 Sept., 1781), aged 74 years. 

The church records in Ipswich would lead one to believe that 
Jabez married four times, whereas he had but one wife. He was 
a cooper, and resided in Ipswich. 

Children, baptized in Ipswich : 
I. William,* bapt. 12 Mch., 1737-8. 

81. 11. Jabez. 

ill. Lucy, bapt. 21 Dec, 1740; d. iu Ipswich, 7 Nov., 17G3. 

Iv. Hannah, bapt. 19 Dec, 1742. 

v. Hannah, b. 3 Jan., 1743-4; d. 16 Feb., 1823; m. (int. published in 
Ipswich, 14 Nov., 1767) Aaron, bapt. in Ipswich, 2 Sept., 1744, 
i1. testate, 10 May, 1801, son of Jeremiah and Joanna (Smith) 
Perkins. He was a cooper, and resided in Ipswich. Children : 
1. Hannah. 2. Lucy, 8. /Sarah, 4. Aaron, 6. Daniel, 6. 
Joanna. 7. Jeremiah, 8. Jabez, 9, Daniel, 

vi. Sarah, bapt. 2 Feb., 1745-6; d. probably 4 Feb., 1782; m. (int. 
published in Ipswich, 19 Nov., 1768) Michael, probably bapt. 6 
Apr., 1746, d. 25 Nov., 1795, sou of Peletiah and Jane (Farley) 
Kinsman of Ipswich. Did he m. (2) Mary Kuowltou of Ipswich? 

82. vii. Samukl. 

83. vili. William. 

34. ix. Nathaniel. 

X. Martha, bapt. 9 May, 1756. 
xi. Elizab1':th, bapt. 26 Mch., 1758. 
xii. Daniel, bapt. 8 June, 1759. 

16. Samdel* Treadwell (Samuel,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas^), born iu Wells, 
]Me., 28 May, 1720; died probably after 27 Apr., 1803, on a salt 
marsh where he had been at work, his body having been found 
beside a heap of hay; married (intention published in Wells, 15 
Oct., 1744) Hannah, bom probably in AVells, 22 Aug., 1727, 
daughter of James and Lydia Littletield of Wells. He apparently 
divided his property among his children during his lifetime. lie 
was a yeoman, served in the French and Indian War, and resided 
in Wells, Me. 

Children, born in Wells, Me. : 
I. HanSaii,* b. 27 Sept., 1745. 

35. ii. Nathaniel. 

36. lii. Jamks. 

37. Iv. Masters. 

38. V. Samuel. 

vi. Hammond, bapt. in Wells, 15 May, 1757; killed in battle near Ti- 
condero^a, reported dead 27 June, 1777, having enlisted 14 Dec, 
1776, for tlirec years or duriu«r the war. 

vii. Lydia, bapt. in Wells, 16 Sept.. 1759. 

vlii. Mary, bapt. in Wells, 31 Aug., 1760. Did she m. in Wells, 29 
Oct., 1789, Joseph, b. 1 May, 1703, d. 17 Apr., 1836, probably the 

192 Descendants of Thomas Tt*eadwell. [April, 

son of Benjamin and Lydia (Morrison) Kimball of Wells and 
York, Me. This Joseph Kimball resided in Wells and York. 
Children: 1. Hannah. 2. Joseph. 8. Charles. 

Iz. Jonathan, bapt. 81 Aug., 1760; d. probably in the array, on or 
before 1 Jan., 1782. He enlisted in the Continental Army to serve 
three years or dnring the war, after previous service. 

X. Lydia, bapt. in Wells, 24 Apr., 1763. 
89. xi. Jacob. 

17. Joseph* Treadwell {Thomas^^ Nathaniel^* Thomas^)^ horn in Ips- 

wich, Mass., 3 Feb., 1716/7, died in the army at Menas Bay, on Bay 
of Chagnecto, Nova Scotia, about 1763, married (intention published 
in Ipswich, 10 Jan., 1746/7) Sarah, baptized in Rowley Parish, 
Mass., 15 Feb., 1727/8, daughter of David and Mary (Platts) 
Hammond of Ipswich. Sarah (Hammond) Treadwell married sec- 
ond, in Newburyport, Mass., 25 Dec, 1769, Walter Davis of New- 
buryport, Mass., where she resided at that time. 

Joseph* Treadwell was a yeoman, and resided in Ipswich and 
Dracut, Mass. 

Children, baptized in Ipswich : 

40. 1. Joseph.* 

II. Elizabrth, bapt. 5 Mch., 1748-9; probably d. young. 

ill. Mart, bapt. 5 Mch., 1748-9; probably m. in Newburyport, Mass., 
80 Dec, 1769, George Tryal. 

iv. Sarah, b. in Rowley, Mass., 1761; bapt. 7 July, 1761; d. In Mill- 
bury, Mass., 25 Feb., 1887; m. in Oxford, Mass., 26 July, 1776, 
David Stone (name changed from Gale) of Oxford, b. in Wal- 
tham, Mass., 6 Dec, 1750, d. testate 9 Dec, 1827. She resided 
in Sutton, Mass., at time of her marriage. He was a yeoman, 
and resided In Oxford, that part now North Oxford. Children : 
1. David. 2. Joseph. 8. Sarah (mother of Clara Barton, famous 
through her work in the Red Cross Society). 4. Anna. 5. 

18. Thomas* Treadwell (Thomas,* Nathaniel,^ Thomas^), born in 

Ipswich, Mass., 6 Aug., 1732, died intestate, probably in 1766, 
married iu Ipswich, 19 Feb., 1752, Esther, baptized 23 Feb., 1728, 
died probably in Ipswich, 5 Oct., 1809, daughter of Nathaniel and 
Hannah ( Fossee) Hovey. He was a sea captain, and resided in 
Ipswich. Was he the *' joiner," 1754? 
Children, baptized in Ipswich : 

41. 1. Nathaniel.* 

ii. Hannah, bapt. 12 May, 1754. Did she m. 27 Mch., 1777, Stephen 
Wyatt, Jr., of Newburyport, Mass.? 

III. EsTiiKR, bapt. 14 Nov., 1756. Did she marry in Ipswich, 22 May, 

1778, Robert Newman of Ipswich? Perhaps it was tlieir child 
who d. in Ipswich, 20 July, 1790. 

19. Samuel* Treadwell {Thomas,^ Hiomojs^ Thomas^ Thomas^), bom 

in Ij)swich, Mass., 9 Mch., 1738, living 29 May, 1778, married in 
Templeton, Mass., 18 June, 1766, Sarah Nickless. He was a yeo- 
man and blacksmith, was in the Canadian expedition in 1760-1, 
an<l served in the Revolution, probably as armorer. He resided in 
Littleton and Templeton, Mass., Fitzwilliam and Swanzey, N. H. 
C'iiildren : 

i. Lydia,' b. in Templeton, Mass., 27 Aug., 1768; d. 6 Aug., 1836; m. 
2!) Mch., 1789, Thomas, b. 10 Jan., 1766, d. intestate 8 July, 1839, 
son of Moses and Ruth (Hill) Learned. He resided in Templeton, 

1906.] Descendants of Thomas Treadwell. 193 

Mass. Children : X. Mary, 2. John, . 3. Jotl, 4. Lydia, 5. 
Samuel. 6. Buth. 7. Lyman. 6. Sarah. 9. ./beZ, 10. Moses, 
il. Sarah, bapt. 10 Nov., 1771. 

20. Thomas* Treadwell ( Thomas,* Thomas,* Thomas,^ Thomas^), bap- 

tized in Ipswich, Mass., 20 Oct., 1745, died testate, in Littleton, 
Mass., 7 May, 1796, aged 50 years, married in Littleton, 14 May, 
1767, Jane, born in Littleton, 6 Mch., 1742, died in (? Waterford, 
Me., 6 Mch.) 1839, daughter of William and Hannah Jewett of 
Littleton. He was a yeoman, served in the Revolution, and re- 
sided in Littleton. After his death, his widow moved with her 
family to Waterford, Me. 
Children, born in Littleton : 

i. Hepzibah,* b. 7 Feb., 1769; m. in Littleton, 25 Nov., 1790, Dea. 
Solomon, b. in Groton, Mass., 7 Feb., 1763, d. in Waterford, Me., 
Sept., 1841, son of J. and Susannah (Moore) Stone of Groton. 
He was a farmer, and resided in Groton, Mass., and Waterford, 
Me. Children: 1. Solomon, 2. Thomas Treadwell, 3. Susan 

il. Hannah, b. 13 (or 18) Sept., 1770; d. in Groton, Mass., 6 Jan. 1800; 
m. (int. published in Littleton, 18 May, 1788) Samuel, b. in Little- 
ton, Mass., 17G7, probably the son of Matthias and Mary (Pres- 
ton) Famsworth. Did he m. (2) Miss Hannah Tuttle of Little- 
ton? He resided in Littleton and Groton, Mass. Children: 1. 
Asahel. 2, Mary, 3. Thomas Treadwell, 4. Hepzihah, 

iii. John, b. 18 Mch., 1772. 

iv. William, b. 30 Dec, 1773. 

V. HuLDAH, b. Sept., 1776; d. young. 

vl. HuLDAH, b. 29 July, 1777; buried in Littleton, 7 Sept., 1787, "in 
her 12th year" (?). 

vli. EsTHRK, b. 30 May, 1778; d. probably in 1873; m. Samuel Sanders 
of Rowley, Mass., who resided in Westbrook or Woodford's 
Comers, Me. Children: 1. Ilannah, 2. Thomas. 3. Joshua, 
i. Samuel. 6. Jane. 

vili. Thomas, b. 18 Nov., 1780; d. in Littleton, 23 Sept., 1782. 

ix. Sally, b. 26 Aujr., 1782; d. probably in Bridgton, Me.; m. after 
17 Apr., 1797, Gen. John Perley, who resided in Bridgton. Chil- 
dren : 1. Susan Jl. 2, A son. 

X. MosES HoBSON, b. 29 July, 1784; d. probably in Waterford, Me., 
before 1842; m. Jane Hawes. He was a deacon in the church; 
captain in the war of 1812; and resided In Waterford (Pluinmer 
District), Me. Children: 1. Jane.^ 2, Thomas. 3. Mariah H, 
4. Samuel, 6. Sarah Perley. 6. William II, 

21. JoHN^ Treadwkll (John,* John,^ TJiomas^ Thomas^), born in Ips- 

wich, Mass., 20 Sept., 1738, died testate in Salem, Mass., 5 Jan., 
1811, married first, in Topsfield, Mass., 15 Sept, 1763, Mehitable, 
who died in Ipswich, 1 (or 2) July, 178G, daughter of Dr. Richard 
and Mehitable (Putnam) Dexter of Topsfield, Mass.; married 
second, in Salem, 17 July, 1787, Dorothy, baptized 20 May, 1751, 
died in Salem, May, 1802, aged 51 years, daughter of Jacob and 
Mary ( Ropes) Ashton and widow of Jonathan Goodhue of Salem ; 
and married third, 12 June, 1804, Hannah, baptized 6 Jan., 1754, 
died in Charlestown, Aug., 181(5, aired 03 years, probably the 
daughter of John and Ilannah (Winslow) Austin of Charlestown. 

He graduated at Harvard Colie«;u in 1 758 ; was mniister, 8(4iooI 
teacher, representative, state senator, and judge of the Court of 
Common Pleas. He resided in Lynn, Ipswich, and Salem, Mass. 

194 Descendants of Thomas TreadwelL [April, 

Children : 

i. A SON, b. in Lynn, Mass., 6 Oct., 1764; probably d. young. 

ii. John Dkxtkr, b. in Lynn, Mass., 29 May, 1708; d. testate, in Sa- 
lem, Mass., 6 June, 1833; m. in Saloui, 4 Mch., 1804, Dorothy 
(A.), b. in Salem, 23 Feb., 1777, d. testate, in Salem, 29 Jan., 
1858, dau. of Jonathan and Dorotliy (Ashton) Goodhue. He 
graduated at Harvard College in 1788, and was a physician, re- 
siding in Marblehead and Salem, Mass. Child : John Goodhue J 

ill. Meuitablk,* b. in Lynn, Mass., 27 July, 1775; d. in Boston, Mass., 
20 Aug., 1840; m. in Salem, Mass., 17 Dec. (?28 Oct.), 1797, Rev. 
Charles, b. in Norwich, Conn., 21 June, 1772, d. in Boston, Mass., 
6 June, 1872, son of Aaron and Abiah (Hyde) Cleveland of Nor- 
wich, Conn. He m. (2) Lucy S. (Francis) Dunnels of Boston. 
He resided in Charlestown, Mass. Children : 1. John TreadwelL 

2. Charles Dexter, 3. George Pntnam. 

iv. William (?), bapt. in North Church, Salem, Mass., Apr., 1788; d. 
befoix'29 Jan., 1811. 

22. Elisha* TreadwelL (John* John,* Thomas,^ Thomas^), born in 
Ipswich, Mass., 3 Feb., 1754, died intestate, in Ipswich, Mass., 19 
Dec, 1792, married in Ipswicb, 21 June, 1780, Lydia, born in Ips- 
wich, 7 Nov., 1754, died in Ipswich, 21 June, 1833, daughter of 
John and Mehitable (Barley) Crocker of Ipswich. Lydia (Crocker) 
Tread well married second, in Ipswich, 18 Dec, 1804, Col. Joseph 
Hodgkius. Klisha* Treadwell was a yeoman, served in the Revo- 
lution, and resided in Ipswich. 
Children, born in Ipswich : 

i. William,* b. 9 Feb., 1782 (1781, on a coffin plate) ; d. intestate, in 
Salem, Mass., 22 An;;., 1844 ; m. (1) in Salem, 29 May, 1803, Eliza- 
beth, d. 7 Nov., 1804, probably the dau. of Daniel and Han- 
nah (Symonds) Bancroft of Salem; ni. (2) in Salem, 13 Oct., 
1805, Hannah (Bancroft) Parker of Salem, a widow, and sister of 
hi» lirst wife, who d. Salem, 25 May, 1833, ajred 57 years; and m. 
(3) in Salem, 21 Jan., 1835, Elizabeth Hyde Manslleld, b. in Xor- 
wich. Conn., 25 Apr., 1788, d. intestate, IG May, 1847. He was a 
housewrl'fht, trader, and merchant, residing? in Salem. Children, 
the first by wife Elizabeth, the others by wife Hannah : 1. Eliza- 
beth Bancroft.'' 2. Hannah. 3. John Crocker, 4. Maty Irenea. 
5. Lydia AHenath, G. Charles William. 

ii. Mauv, b. 11 Feb., 1783; d. in Ipswich, 23 (or 25) June, 1804. 

ill. John, b. 14 Mch., 1785; tl. intestate and unmarried, 23 June, 1810, 
wrecked on the ship ''Margaret." He was designated *' Jr." in 
1810, was a mariner, and resided in Salem and Ipswich, Mass. 

iv. LvDiA, b. 14 Sept., 1787; d. in Ipswich, 20 Feb., 1819; m. in Ips- 
wich, 20 Dec, 1810, Samuel Wade of Ipswich. He was a house- 
wriirht, and resided in Ipswich. Children: 1. Lydia. 2. ^fary 
Crocktr. 3. Priscilla Treadwell. 

V. Epiiuaim, b. 24 Sept., 1789; d. testate, in New York City, 4 Jan., 
1857; m. 23 Dec, 1821, Mrs. Rachel R. (Taylor) Blackwood, b. 
in Philadelphia, Fenn., 29 Mch., 1795, d. in New York City, 28 
Alune, 1879, dau. of John R. Taylor of Philadelphia. He 'was 
a merchant, later in the baking business (ship bread and cracker), 
and resided in Salem and Boston, Mass., New York City and 
Tarrytown, N. Y. Children: 1. Rachel Maria.^ 2. Ephraim. 

3. William Edward. 4. Mary. 5. Ephraim, 6. Ephraim. 7. Emily 

vi. Chakles, b. 26 July, 1791 ; d. in a hospital in New York City, 19 Aug., 
18G7; m. in Philadelphia, Penn., 25 Aug., 1820, Martha Reiff, b. 
(? in Philadelphia) 3 Apr.. 1799, d. in Plaiufleld, N. J. (? Scotch 
Plains), 28 May, 1868, dau. of John Reiff Taylor of Philadelphia. 
His name was changed to Francis Charles Treadwell, by Act of 

1906.] Descendants of Thomas TreadwelL 195 

the Mass. Legislature, 17 June, 1817. He was at first a commis- 
sion merchant, then in the baking business, and later became an 
attorney-at-law. He resided in Salem, Mass., Richmond, Va., 
New York City, PortUnd, Me., and Brooklyn, N. Y. His widow 
resided in Flainfleld, N. J., at time of her death. Children: 1. 
LydiaJ 2. Francis Charles. 3. Martha. 4. John Beiff, 6. Wil- 
liam. 6. WUliam, 7. Martha Beif. 

23. William Earl* Treadwell (Jacob;^ Nathaniel^* Nathaniel,^ 

Thomas^), boro aboat 1727, died intestate, probably in 1793, before 
19 Aug., married in Portsmouth, N. H., 21 Nov., 1764, Mehitable, 
bom in Portsmouth, in 1733, died in Rye, N. H., Jan., 1820, daugh^ 
ter of Jotham and Mehitable (Cutt) Odiorne. Did he marry first 
Zerviah Stanley, who died May, 1750, aged 22 years, the daughter 
of Hon, William Parker ? He served in the Louisburg Expedition 
in 1745, was a merchant, and resided in Portsmouth, N. H. 
ChildLren : 

1. Robert Odiorne,' d. 22 Apr., 1804, aged 38 years; m. in Ports- 
mouth, N. H., 5 Dec., 1789, Ann Stocker PeaTse (his cousiu) of 
Portsmouth, d. testate, S€pt., 1844, aged 75 years, dau. of Peter 
and Mary (Odiorne) Pearse. He was a merchant and sea- 
captain, and resided in Portsmouth. Children : 1. Daniel Heart, 
2. A child. 8. A child. 

il. Daniel (?). 

ili. A SON (?). 

Iv. A80N(?). 

24. ' Nathaniel* Treadwell {Jacob* Natliamel* Nathaniel,^ 77iomas^)j . 

born between 6 Dec., 1730, and 22 May, 1750, died testate, between 
19 Oct., 1809, and 17 Oct., 1811, married, before 3 Mch., 1791, 
Catherine, who was living 14 Feb., 1818, probably the daughter 
of Jonathan Stoodley. Did he marry in Portsmouth, N. H., 9 Jan., 
1759, Comfort, daughter of James Stilson of Portsmouth ? lie was 
a tanner, was designated "Jr." 1771-1809, and resided in Ports- 
mouth, N. H. 
Children : 

I. Jamks,® probably d. in Bo8ton, Mass., in 1816. Did he m. in Ports- 
mouth, N. H., U Apr., 17i)3, widow Haunah Penhallow of Ports- 
month? It irt believed that he was a mariner. 

li. Natiianikl, living 19 Oct., 1809. Did he m. in Boston, Mass., 10 
Auj:., 1803, Mary Card? 

ill. Jacoh, b. in Portsmonth, N. H. ; d. Intestate, and buried 16 Aug., 
1824, aged 45 years; ra. (possibly his second marriage) Ann 
(or Naucy), who d. In Lowell, Mass., 2 Mch., 1862, aged 74 years, 
7 mos., probably the dau. of Nathaniel Paul. lie was a uier- 
chjuit, residing In Portsmouth. Children; 1. Ann SJ 2. Na- 
thaniel Paul. 3. Charles. 4. Catherine. 

iv. Hannah, bapt. in South Parish Church, Portsmouth, N. II., 24 Jan., 
1762; living, 19 Oct., 1809. 

V. Catiikkine. Did she in. in Portsmouth, N. H., 2 Mch., 1811, George 
H. Tnckerman of Portsmonth? 

vi. John, bapt. in South Parish Church, Portsmouth, N. H., 21 Mch., 

25. Samiel' Treadwkll {Jacob* Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,'^ Thomas^), born 
in Portsmouth, N. II., 4 Oct., 1741, died in Peterborough, N. II., 13 
Dec, 1819, married rtrst, 10 Apr., 1764, Mary, born 31 Mch., 1741 
(? 1745), died 4 Oct., 1771, daughter of Jonathan Stoodley; and 
married second, 1 May, 1777, Mary, born in Townsend, Mass., 6 
VOL. LX. 14 

196 Descendants of Thomas TreadwelL [ April, 

Sept., 1746, died in Peterborough, N. H., 27 Aug., 1833, daughter 
of Thomas and Elizabeth Cunningham, and widow of James McKean 
of Peterborough. He served in the Revolution, was a boat builder 
and yeoman, and resided in Portsmouth, Brentwood, and Peter- 
borough, N. H. 

Children by first wife : 
i. Daniel," b. in Portsmouth, N. H., 28 Jan., 1766. Did he die in 
Huntington, Vt., 20 Sept., 1840? He was a farmer, and resided 
in Peterborough in 1790. 
ii. Mary, b. in Portsmouth, 20 Feb., 1768; living, unmarried, 4 Feb., 

iii. Sarah, b. in Portsmouth, 20 Nov., 1770; living, unmarried, 24 Nov., 
1791, in Newington, N. H. 

Children by second wife : 

Iv. Elizabeth, b. in Peterborough, N. H., 16 Feb., 1778 ; d. near Peter- 
borough, 6 July, 1882; m. Feb., 1796, Abel Weston, d. 17 Feb., 
1860, aged 90 years. He was a shoemaker, residing in Peterbor- 
ough. Children: 1. Samuel. 2. Levi. 3. Mary. 4. Helen. 6. 
Nancy. 6. Harriet. 7. Clarrissa. 8. Timothy. 9. Amos. 10. 
Cummings. 11. Elizabeth. 12. Martha L, 

y. William Earl, b. in Peterborough, 8 Feb., 1780; d. in Peterbor- 
ough, 11 July, 1847; m. 21 Jan., 1810. Elizabeth, b. in Amherst, 
N. H., 24 Apr., 1785, d. 1 Apr., 1863, dau. of John and Eliza 
(Wheeler, born Carter) Secoinb of Amherst. He was styled 
yeoman in 1809, gentleman in 1810, and resided in Peterborough. 
Children: 1. A daughter J 2. John S. 3. William Samuel. 

vi. Anna (Nancy), b. 24 Feb., 1782; m. in Peterborough, 20 Jan., 
1808, Solomon Buss of Wilton, N. H. They moved to Maine. 

vii. Susanna, b. in Peterborough, 3 May, 1784; d. in New Ipswich, 
N. H., 27 Nov., 1835 ; m. in Peterborough, 6 Oct., 1803, Ezra, b. in 
Temple, N. H., 19 Apr., 1771, d. testate, in New Ipswich, N. H.. 
15 June, 1834, son of William and Isabella (Harvey) Mansur of 
Dracut, Mass. He was a yeoman, and resided in Temple, Wilton, 
and New Ipswich, N. H. Children: 1. Mary Hay. 2. Samuel 
Crombie. 3. Eliza Cunningham. 4. Helen Maria. 5. William 
Earl. 6. Susan. 7. Nancy. 8. James Munroe. 9. Horace. 10. 
George Bradley. 11. Sarah. 12. Abhy. 

vlli. Frances, b. 18 June, 1786; d. unmarried, in Peterborough, 7 Feb., 

26. Jacob* Treadwell (Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,^ NathanieU^ Thomas^), 
baptized in Ipswich, Mass., 27 Oct., 1734, died testate, in Ij)svvich, 
9 (3, in Bible) Dec, 1814, aged 82 years (Ipswich Town Records, 
but Bible states 81 years), married first, 11 Feb., 1762, Martha, 
baptized in Ipswich, 14 June, 1741, died in Ipswich, 27 Oct., 1780, 
in her 40th year, daughter of Rev. Nathaniel and Mary (Deniiison, 
born Leverett) Rogers; and married second, in Salem, Ma^^s., 2 
Oct., 1782, EKza[beth], who died in Ipswich, 20 Aug., 1801, aged 
46 years, daughter of John White of Salem. He was an innholder, 
and in 1810 was styled merchant. He resided in Ipswich, Mass. 
Children by first wife, born in Ipswich : 

i. Hannah," b. 12 Dec, 1762; d. 4 Mav, 1814; m. in Ipswich, 29 Oct., 
1788, Col. Nathaniel (a widower), b. in Ipswich, 27 Feb., 1750, d. 
26 Oct., 1826, son of Timothy and Ruth (Woodbury) Wade. Ho 
served In the Revolution. 

ii. Nathaniel, b. 5 June, 1765; d. Intestate, in Ipswich, 22 Feb., 1804; 
m. (1) in Ipswich, 13 Nov., 1788, PrisclUa, b. in Ipswich, 17 Feb., 
1763, d. in Ipswich, 15 Apr., 1796, dau. of Col. Isaac and P^liza- 
beth (Day) Dodge of Ipswich. He m. (2) In Ipswich, 23 Dec, 
1798, Hannah Treadwell, who may have been a widow, and born 

1906.] Descendants of Thomas Treadwell. 197 

Lord. She was living 10 Dec., 1805. He was styled yeoman in 
1790, merchant in 1797, and was designated »♦ 3rd" from 1788 un- 
til his death. He resided lu Ipswich. Children, first three by wife 
Priscilla, fourth by wife Hannah : 1. Nathaniel Day J 2. Uogers. 
8. Priscilla. 4. Lucy Appleton. 

iii. Jacob, b. 10 Apr., d. in Ipswich, 19 Apr., 1770. 

iv. Mary, b. U Dec, 1771; d. either 10 Dec, 1796, or 12 Jan., 1810; 
m. in Ipswich, 4 Sept., 1793, Joseph Knight, probably a widower, 
of Hampton, N. H., who d. probably 20 Nov., 1778. Child: 

V. Jacob, b. 20 (?29) Mch., 1774; d. intestate, in Boston, Mass., 12 
Jan., 1810, probably unmarried. He was a baker, and resided in 

vl. Lkvkrktt, bapt. in Ipswich, 13 Sept., 1778. 

Children by second wife, born in Ipswich : 

vii. John White, b. 12 July, 1785; d. testate, in Salem, Mass., 4 Apr., 
1857; m. (1) in Ipswich, 14 Mch., 1810, Susanna Kendall, b. 
in Ipswich. 2 July, 1787, d. in Salem, 3 Oct., 1818, dau. of 
Robert and Susanna (Kendall) Farley of Ipswich ; and m. (2) in 
Ipswich, 18 Oct., 1819, Harriet Kendall Farley (sister of his first 
wife), b. in Ipswich, 30 Jan., 1791, d. in Salem, 29 Sept., 1852. 
He was a sea captain, then a merchant, and also a bank cashier. 
He resided in Salem, Mass. Children: 1. Susan Farley."* 2. John 
^'7lite. 3. Elizabeth White. 4. A son, 5. Harriet Farley. 6. 
Lucy, 7. Caroline. 8. Joseph Grafton. 9. Mdrtha Johonnet. 10. 
George Johonnet. 11. Thomas White. 12. Atme Heard. 

vlii. Levehett, b. 17 Apr., 1787 (Bible record). 

ix. Charles, b. 18 Mch., 1789; d. in Ipswich, 28 Feb., 1856; m. in 
Salem, Mass., 2 May, 1819, Lydia Ropes, b. in Salem, 17 June, 
1796, d. in Salem, 9 Nov., 1842, dau. of Benjamin and Jane 
(Ropes) Shillaber of Salem. He was a sea captain, and resided 
in Ipswich and Salem, Mass. Children: 1. Eliza White.^ 2. 
Charles. 3. Joseph Ijfe. 4. John Fenno. 

X. Leverktt, b. 3 Oct., 1790; d. testate, in New York City, 13 Sept., 
1860; m. 25 June, 1816, Martha (of the Long Island family), b. in 
East Chester, N. Y., 2 Apr., 1795, d. in New York City, 3 Jan., 
1863, dau. of Capt. Jolm and Phehe (Pell) Treadwell of East 
Chester. He was a merchant, also an inventor, residing in New 
York City. Children: I.Joseph Skinner.^ 2. Fhebe Ann. S. Mar- 
tha Eliza. 4. Emeline Addia. 

xi. Euza[beth], b. 19 Sept., 1792; d. suddenly, in Ipswich, 29 (or 
31) Jan., 1861; m. Daniel* Treadwell (Moses,* Nathaniel,* Na- 
thaniel,* Nathaniel,' ThomasM- 

xli. Maktha, b. 3 Sept., 1794; d. suddenly, in Ipswich, 1 Dec, 1803. 

27. Aarox*^ Treadwell (Natha)itel,* Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,'^ Tliomas^), 
baptized in Ipswich, Mass., 4 Sept., 1743, died testate, in Ipswich, 
4 Mch., 1825, married (intention published in Ipswich, 18 Apr., 
1707) Elizabeth, baptized 17 Apr., 1748, died in Ipswich, 27 Apr., 
1827, daughter of John and Lucy (Boanlman) Appleton of Ipswich. 
He was a yeoman, residing in Ipswich. 
Children, bom in Ipswich : 

i. Nathanikl,* b. 18 .Apr., 1769; d. intestate, in Ipswich, 11 Apr., 
1835; m. (1) in Ipswich, 28 Aug., 1791, Thankful, bapt. in Ips- 
wich, 11 Dec, 1768, d. in Ipswich, 14 July, 1834, dau. of William 
and Abigail (Smith) Dennis of Ipswich ; and m. (2) (int. pnblished 
in Ipswich, 18 Oct., 1834) Liefa Ilomans of B».*verly, Mass., b. 
Beverly, 10 Feb., 1792, d. testate, in Beverly, 26 Jan., 1876. He 
was a cabinetmaker, and lat(*r an innhOlder, designated '• 4th " in 
1791, "ord" in 1806, and "Jr." in 1834. He resided in Beverly 
and Ipswich, Mass., and his widow resided in Beverly, where she 
probably kept a shoe store. Ue seems to have left no child. 

198 Descendants of Thomas Treadwell, [April, 

ii. Aaron, b. 21 June, 1771; d. in Ipswich, 18 Nov., 1860; m. (1) in 
Ipswich, 18 Dec, 1796, Elizabeth Kllburn of Ipswich, who d. in 
Ipswich, 15 Jane, 1811, aged 39 years; and m. (2) In Ipswich, 
16 Nov., 1812, Polly, baptized in Ipswich, 3 Feb., 1782, d. in- 
testate, in Ipswich, 9 Oct., 1853, aged 73 years, dau. of Ebenezer 
and Sarah Lord, and widow of William" Rust, of Ipswich. lie 
was a fanner, residing in Ipswich. Children: 1. A child.^ 2. 
Lucy. 3. Elizabeth. 4. Micajah. 

iil. Elizabeth, b. 4 (or 14) Aug., 1775; d. 26 July, 1848; m. 14 Oct., 
1799, William, b. 16 Feb., 1773, d. 26 Feb., 1832, son of Richard 
and Elizabeth (Foster) Sutton of Danvers, Mass. He resided in 
Danvers, Mass. Child : WUliam. 

\y. Hannah, d. Ipswich, 22 Mch., 1865, aged 85 years; m. in Ipswich, 

29 Dec, 1819, Capt. Daniel Lord, Jr. (widower), who d. testate 
about 1844. He was a mariner, residing In Ipswich. Child: 
Luqf Treadwell. 

28. Moses* Treadwell (Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ Nalhanielj^ Thomas^)^ 
bom in Ipswich, Mass., 20 Sept., 1746, died testate, in Ipswich, 24 
Jan., 1823, married in Ipswich, 13 Apr., 1769, Susanna, born in 
Ipswich, 3 Nov., 1749, died testate, in Ipswich, 30 Nov., 1842, 
daughter of Jonathan and £lizal>eth (Wade) Cogswell of Ipswich. 
He was a farmer, served in the Revolution, and resided in Ipswich. 
Children, bom in Ipswich : 

I. Nathaniel,' bl 27 Mch., 1770; d. intestate, in Hartford, Conn., 8 

Mch., 1794, probably unmarried. He resided In Hartford, Conn. 

II. William, b. 21 Oct., 1771; d. testate. In Ipswich, Oct., 1812; m. in 

Ipswich, 15 Oct., 1797. Elizabeth, d. in Ipswich, 26 Sept., 1803, 
aged 35 years, dau. of Bathsheba (Edwards) Gray of Charlestown, 
Mass. He was a shoemaker, also a trader, residing In Ipswich. 
Probably no child. 

ill. Hannah, b. 13 Feb., 1774 ; d. testate In Ipswich, 27 Aug., 1804, un- 

iv. Moses, b. 17 Nov., 1775; d. testate, in Ipswich, 5 Dec, 18.13; m. 
(1) in Ipswich, 22 Jan., 1805, Mary, b. in Ipswich, probably 22 
July, 1777, d. in Ipswicli, 6 Aug., i812, dau. of Capt. Ephraim 
and Susanna (Perkins) Kendall of Ipswich: and m. (2) 13 Sept., 
1814, Lydia Bowes, b. (? Shirley, Mass.) 20 Dec, 1780, d. in Ips- 
wich, 10 Oct., 1830, dau. of James and Sarah (? Dickinson) Par- 
ker of Shirley. He was a merchant, and captain, residinir in 
Ipswicli. Children, first six by first wife, others by second wife: 

1. Moses D.'' 2. Mary. 3. George William. 4. Moses. 5. Mary 
Kendall. 6. Susanlna] T. 7. Lydia Bowes Parker. 8. James 
Parker. 9. .Sarah Ann. 10. Leonard Lincoln. 11. Lucy Elizabeth 

V. Jonathan Cogsw^ell, b. 10 Feb., 1778 ; d. in Ipswich, 30 Dec. 1794. 
vl. Susanna, b. 1 Oct., 1779; living 10 Aug., 1842; m. (1) iu Ipswich, 

30 Apr., 1809, Capt. William Caldwell, of Portland, Me., who d. 
intestate between 18 Apr., 1810, and Oct., 1811; and m. (2) (int. 
published in Portland, Me., 13 Nov., 1814) Ebenezer Webster 
(a widower) of Portland, who d. intestate, in Providence. K. I., 
before 10 Aug., 1842. Her first husband was a sea-captain, and her 

second a hatter. Child by first husband: 1. (?); by 

second husband : 2. Mary Cogswell. 

vii. Abigail (Nabby), b. 28 Apr., 1785; living 5 May, 18G2; m. in Ips- 
wich, 31 Jan., 1833, Capt. Bickford Pulsifer (probably a widower), 
d. in Ipswich, 22 Mch., 18(»2, aged 89 years 6 mos. He was a sea- 
captain, residing in Ipswich. 

vili. Daniel, bapt. in Ipswich, 27 Sept., 1789; d. intestate (? abroad), 
15 June, 1825; m. in Ipswich, Aug., 1815, Eliza« Trend well 
(Jacob,* Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,' Nathaniel,* Thomas*). He was 
a sea-captain, residing In Ipswich. Children: 1. Eliza White.^ 

2. iSusan Cogswell. 3. Eliza IVhite. 4. Daniel. 5. Martha Mathilda. 

[To be concluded.] 

1906.] Records oftke Church in Vernon^ Conn. 199 


Communicated by Miss Mabt Kinobburt Talcott, of Hartford, Conn. 

From the manuscript copy owned by the Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames. 

[Continued from page 81.] 

A.D. 1794. 

Feb. 19. Jonas Sparks to Olive Smith. 

May 15. Phinehas Nafh to Dorcas Tiicker. 

Nov*^ 13. Alexander Keeny to Efther Talcott.— 27. Nathaniel Fields 

to ClarifTa King. — 27. Simon King to Marget Fletcher. — 27. Samuel 

Anders to Tryphena Loomis. 

A Dom^ 1795. 

Feb' 19. Abel Driggs to Rachel King. 

Oct' 21. Jofeph Tucker to Anna Brunfon. — 29. Jofeph Simons to Cyn- 
thia Carpenter. 
Nov**' 12. Timothy Steadman to Mehitabel Root 

May 12. Elias Skinner, to Widow Vahun. 
June 27. William Boys to Jerufha Payne. 

Oct' 6. Oliver Thrall to Doratha Tucker.— 13. Zenas Carpenter to 
Rachel Loomis. 

Anno Dom* 1797. 

Jan^ 25. Eradus Brounfon to Patty Lamfeer. 

May 4. Aguftus Grant to Afenath Fuller. — Item, Elijah Skinner Ju' 
to Mary Hunt. — 9. Alvin Baker to Ruth Chapman. 

June 15. Samuel Lyman to Sarah Cady. 

Sep* 3. Eleazer McCray to Eunice Ladd. — 7. Thomas Denifon to Widow 
Deborah Coming. — 14. Jofhua Stimfon to Anna Simons, both of Tol- 

Nov**' 2. John Fitch to Rozana Pinney. — 8. Alvin Talcott to Philomela 

Anno Dom* 1798. 

March 8. Ichabod Perry to Jane Tucker. 

Ap* 13. Solomon Chapman to Molly Skinner. 

Aug* 29. Timothy Pearl to Sally Perry. 

Sep* 27. Epaphras Roberts to Sarah Chapman. 

Nov. 4. Doct' Sootaway Hinkley to Eunice Kellogg. — 29. John King 
to Polly Driggs. 

Januy 9. Joel Thrall to Miriam Fitch. 
May 22. James Sage to Sarah Fowler.— 29. Elif ha Grant to Electa 

Aug* 25. Brintnal Pain to Sarah Skinner. 
Sep* 18. Alpheus Anders to Lucinda Darte. 

200 Hecords of the Church in Vernon^ Conn. [April, 

Ap* 24. Ezekiel Baker to Anna Talcott. — 24. Asahel Cady to Mabel 

Oct' 2. Solomon How to Perf is Baker. 

Anno Dom* 1801. 
Jan^ 15. Roullin Jocelin to Polly Chefebrough. 

Anno Domini 1802. 
Jan^ 17. Daniel Thrall to SuHinna Baker. 
March 8. Heman Hyde to Charity Burge. — 25. Martin Bifsel to Betsey 

Apriel 8. Elifha Ladd Ju' to Roxy Skinner. 

May 13. Bum ham to Lydia Tucker. 

Jane 23. Eraftus M*'Kinney to widow Lydia Talcott. 

Aug* 2. Aaron Crane to Lodice Payne. 

Nov. 12. John Scranton to Sally Button. — 25. Othmiel Clark, to Mer- 

ren Walker. 

Anno Dom» 1803. 

March 24. Stiles to Charlotte Brunfon. 

April 14. Ephraim Williams to Vina Smith. 

June 9. Ezekiel Olcott Jr to Pedis Cheef brough. — 14. Jofeph Loomis 

to Jerufha Talcott. 
Aug* 16. Zebulon Bidwel to Harriot Fuller. 
Oct' 12. Larry Morrifon to Patty Robarts. 
Nov**' 24. John Bingham to Khoda King. 

A Dom» 1804. 
Feb. 23. Beriah Brunfon, to Betsey Ladd. 
March 21. Eli Millard, to Elisabeth Pearl. 
April 5. Hofea Brunfon to Ilealen Peafe. 
May 1. Seldin McKinney to Myrinda King. 
Decem^^ 13. Jeremiah Hull to Lois Loomis. — 25. Thomas Studley to 

Debory Cady. 

Anno Dom* 1805. 
Oct' 30. Juftus McKinney, to Phila Fuller. 
Nov^ 17. Salmon Thompfon to Clarifla Waldo.— 28. Charles Bingham 

to Chloe McKinney. 
Decern^' 12. Alpheus Chapman to Abigail Carpenter. 

A Dom» 1806. 
Feb. 14. Thomas Jones to Betsey Matilda Sinnet. 
April 21. Auguftus Ruffel to Nancy Paine. 
June 26. Eliphalet Hancock to Lucy Chapman. 
Aug* 3. Ceafer Colman to Lucinda Lord. 
Oct' 15. Solomon Carpenter to Elifabeth Walker. 
Nov*" 27. Ebenezer Root to Anne Grant. 
Decem*'' 17. Daniel Daniels to Damaris Olcott. 

ADom* 1807. 
Feb^ 4. Gimerfon Cheef brough to Lydia Rogers. — 17. Daniel Thrall to 
Elifabeth Strickland. — 25. Zera Hull to Electa Loomis. 

1906.] Records of the Church in Vernon^ Conn. 201 

Apriel 6. Harvey Wills to Rhoda Chapman. 
Sep^ 3. Amasa Be] nap to Betaey Chapman. 
Decem^ 24. C^irtis Crane to Nancy Chapman. 

Anno Dom^ 1808. 
Feb^ 4. Allen Morrifon Walker, to Clarifla Pofter. — 9. Alpheus Winter 

to Sally Roberts. 
I^larch 9. John Simons Ju' to Lucia Cheefbrough. 
Oct*^ 27. Elijah Chapman to Lydia Pearl. 

ADom» 1809. 
Feby 1. Levi Dart Jon' to Buler Fuller.— 27. Samuel Millard to Sally 

May 9. Samuel Pratt to Susanna King. 

A Domini 1810. . 
Jan^ 21. Rev** Allen M^'Lean to Sarah Pratt. 
Aug^ 2. Green Capron to Beteey Brunfon. 

Nov^' 15. Leonard Jones, to Sarah Driggs. — 29. Moses Bourn to Esther 

Anno Domini 1811. 
Jan^ 13. Jehial Fuller to Else Grant. 
Sep^ 3. Henry Hull to Harriot Humphrey. 

Anno Dom» 1812. 
Apriel 30. Aaron Perrin to Lois Lee. 
Aug* 19. Chester M*=Kinney to Sophia Talcott. 

Sep'^ 23. Cottrel of Columbia to Nancy Buckland. 

Oct' 12. Anson Biflel to Anna Dart 

Nov'" 4. Benjamin Talcott Ju' to Fanny Smith.— 26. Ruflel Cady to 
Betsey Chapman. 

Anno Domini, 1813. 
Jan'^ 7. Daniel Fitch to Jerusha Loomis. 
March 31. John Ablwtt to Acsah Cone. 
Apriel 22. Salmon Loomis to Betsey Dart: 

Anno Domini, 1814. 
March 31. Minor White to Nancy Fitch. 
May 22. James Bel)ee to Phebe Sweney, both of Colchester. 
June 1 6. Amasa Daniels of Palmira, State of Pennfyl* to Olivia Ham- 
mond of Vernon, State of Conn*. 
July 13. Joel King to Laura Hunt 
Nov^' 23. Torry of Ashford to Ruth Sage. 

AD 1815. 
June 8. Alexander M'Xean Efq' to Elizabeth Kellogg, relict of Eben- 

ezer Kello^jg Efij^ 
Octob*" 18. William Baker to Harmony Newton. — 26. William Fuller 

to Olive Davis. 
Nov^*^ 6. Justus Talcott Jun' to Lovinia Tryon. 

Anno Domini 1816. 
Jan^ 15. Cop Francis M^'Lean to Sarah Child. 
Deccm^*^ 31. Samuel Leonard to Cynthia Burdwyn. 

202 Hecords of the Church in Vernon^ Conn. [AprU, 

1818. Married by William Ely. 

April 7^ Chester White to Philenda Roberts. 

Sept. 9"» Orrin Pelton (of Glastenbury) to Sarah Fuller. 

Nov. 23** Amos Wakefield (of Andover) to Mary Cottrell. 

Dec 30^ Adam Newton to Lucinda Loomis (of E. Windsor.) 

AD 1819. 
Feb. 11"> John Walker to Widow Rebecca Fitch. 
March 3^ Flavel Hunt to Pamelia Cheesebrough. 
Oct. 19"» Harry Landfear (of Orford) to Sarah Talcott. 
Nov. 18*^ Reuben Skinner Jun to Lydia S. Wheadon. 
Dec 30"> Chauncey Fitch to Anna Loomis of E. Windsor. 

AD 1820. 
May 24^ Eli Hammond Jun to Mary Anne Chapman. 
Aug. 3"* Clark Tucker to Zina King. 

AD 1821. 
April 4*^ John Hyde Nye of Tolland, to Almira Payne. 
August 29. Alfred Roberts to Sarah Lee. 

AD 1822. 
Jan^ 1"* George W. Griswold of E. Hartford to Betsey Talcott. 

Cornelius Roberts to Jerusha Hunt. 
Feb. 27"> Gurdon Smith to Lydia Roberts. 

The Persons under Written have owned the Covenant — March 27, 1763. 
Mehetabel Wright.— Oct. 30, Hesek»» Wells, 1764. Mercy the Wife of 
Roger Strickland.— Oct** 21. Cynthia the Wife of Gideon SearL— Elijah 
Loomis & his Wife recomen**^ by Rev^ M' Periy of Windfor, Nov^' 4 
Oliver Hills.— 1765, Oct*" 20. Reuben Seari and his Wife.— May 11, 
1766. Mofes Thrall and his Wife.— Aug» 20. Jofeph Blilh and his' Wife 
recommended by Rev** Benj** Dunning, Paftor of the C*^ in Malborough — 
March 15, 1767. Abigail the Wife of Sam* Blackmer.— Oct' 25. David 
Wood worth & his Wife.— July 17, 1768, the Wife of Nathan Darte.— 
Sept' y* Wife of James Pendsd — Deceml/ Alexander Kinny & his Wife. 
— May 14, 1769, Eben' Darte & his Wife.— Jan^ 21, 1770. Zadoc 
How & his Wife.— Abigail the Wife of Elijah Brunfon Recom**.— Nov^ 
16, 1771, by Rev^ Ells Pastor of the C** in East Glaftenbury. Aug* 14, 
1774, Reuben Skinner & his Wife. — Dec' 4. Jabes Emerfon Ju' & his 
Wife.— Ap* 6, 1775, Stephen King & his Wife.— Sept' 10, Timothy 
Pain & his Wife. — David Dorchefter Ju° and his Wife Recommend by 
Rev^ Bliss of Elington Sep* 11, 1775. April 5, 1776, David King and 
his Wife.— Nov *^ 3 Lemuel Chapman & his Wife. Feb^ 3, 1777, Benja- 
min Blifh & his Wife— Recommended by M' Col ton.— Aug* 10 The Wife 
of Will°» Little. — Decem*^ 14. Jonathan Shirtlaft and Abigail his Wife, 
Recommended bv M' Norton of East Hampton in Chatham. — June 27, 
1779, Sarah y« Wife of John Walker. 

Anno Dom^ 1780. 
January 30. Hezekiah Loomis and his Wife. 
Feb. 6. Nathan Chapman and his Wife. — 13. Phinehas Jones. 

Anno Dom^ 1782. 
May 19. John Phelps & Wife. 

1906.] Records of the Church in Vernon^ Conn. 203 

JuDe 2. Martha Brownson. — 30. Elifabeth Carpenter, July 7, Widow 

A Dom^ 1783. 
April 20. Roxana Fitch. 

March 20. Noah Carpenter & Wife, Recommend by M' Strong Cov^'. 
June 20. Sarah Pain. — Alexander Keney & his Wife Recommended by 
M' Williamfl of East Hartford. 

June 23. Betty Skinner. 
July 27. Paul Pitkin & his Wife. 
Octob'^ 8. Lydia, the Wife of Leveritt Millard. 
Novb' 5. Loudon Millard, and his Wife. 

June 10. Elnathan Grant. 
Aug* 4. George Hall & Wife, Recom** by M' Potwine of East Windfor. 

May 27. Elijah Tucker Jun' & his Wife. 
Oct' 26. Alexander Kinney Jun' & his Wife. 
Nov^' 2. Jacob Strong «& his Wife.— 9. Jabez Brunfon & his Wife. 


Oct. 11. Wareham Grant. 


Novb. 26. Reuben Sage recommended by M' Bulkley of Middletown 
upper Houfes. 

November 8. Hannah Driggs. 

January 17. Ozias Humphry and his wife. 
July 2o. Luke Loomis and his Wife. 
August 8. Talcott Flint & his Wife.— 20. Allen Bronfon & his Wife.— 

22. Daniel Dorchefter & his Wife. 
Sep' 26. The wife of Thaddeus Fitch. 

June 19. William Hunt & his Wife.— 26. William Thrall & his Wife. 
July 17. Charles Wells & his Wife. 
Oct. 30. Lemuel King & his Wife. 

Feb. 12. Henry Lawrance «fe his Wife.— 26. Mabel Smith. 
June 9. D* Elijah F. Reed & his Wife. 
July 15. Jane Tucker. 

June 2. Ranfford Webfter & his wife. 

Aug* 3. Converfe Fitch & his wife. 
Octo' 26. Ebenezer Webfter & his wife. 

204 Records of the Church in Vernon^ Conn. [April, 

June 28. Samuel Auders & his wife. 
Agust 30. Benajah Paiu & his wife. 

April 3. John APCray & his wife. — 11. David Dorchefter Jun' & his 

June 19. Jerufha Paine. 
Decern^' 19. Oliver Thrall & his wife. 

March 26, The wife of James Ljman Ju' 

Oct' 12. Alhur IlKam & wife recommend by M' Wills, Tolland. 
Nov** 16. Joel Thrall & his wife. 

July 19. Francis McLean & his wife. 

Warren M*^Kinney & his wife. 

Nov^ 27. Lemuel Abbot & his wife. 

Jonathan Smith Tucker & his wife. 

N. Bolton 1762. 
Church Communicants. 

Isaac Jones — Titus Alcott & Damaris his Wife — Elifabeth Allis — rJohn 
Chapman, & Hannah his Wife — Isaac Brunfon and Abigail his Wife — 
Charles King & Sarah his Wife— David Allis, & Sarah his Wife— Seth 
King — Thomas Darte — Afahel Root & Mehetable his Wife, Thomas 
Chapman, & Mary his Wife — Sarah the Wife of Stephen Johns — .labez 
Rogers — Elifabeth the Wife of John Darte — Abiatha Wife of Jared 
Knowlton — Solomon Loomis — Nathan Meflenger & Abigail his Wife — 
Caleb Talcott, Hezekiah King & Ann his Wife — Stephen Pain — Lydia the 
Wife of Stephen Pain Ju' — Experience Lord <& Ruth Lord — Dorcas 01- 
cott — Eunice Marfhal, Sarah Blackmore. 

The above Perfons were Members of the C**^ in y® 1 Society in Bolton, 
& Recommended by the R«v^ Thomas White, Paftor of S'* C^. 

David Smith recommended by y« 5 C*»^ in Windfor, Oct. 30, 1763, 
Elijah Tucker and his Wife Violet — Philip Smith, Recommend by y® 
Rev** Joseph Perry Paftor of the 2 C***^ in Windfor— Feb 20 1763, Nathan 
Jones & Elifabeth his Wife— Aug* 6, 1730, Jonathan Smith & Miriam 
his Wife— Gideon King — Roger Lomis & Prifcilla his Wife — David Dor- 
chester & his Wife — Recommended by the C**^ at Somers — Benjamin Kil- 
bom Recommended by y*^ Rev** Eleazer Wheelock, Paftor of the 2 C*^ in 
Lebanon — Daniel Carpenter, and his Wife, recommend by y® Rev** Nath° 
Strong, Paftor of y« 2 C*^ in Coventry— Elijah King & Mary his Wife — 
John M^'ray Recommended by Rev<* Dan^ Welch Pastor of y* 2 C"* of 
Christ in Man f field — Seth Johnfon Recommended by M' Wheelock Paftor 
of the 2 C^ in Lebanon — Eliakim Hitchcock & Izada his Wife — Beriah 
Brunfon Recommended by Rev** John Bliss Paftor of y® C"* in Elington, 

190ti.] Hecords of the Church in Vemwi^ Conn. 205 

Windfor— Ezekiel Ladd & his Wife Recommended by y« Rev*> Nath° 
Williams of Toland — William Hunt & his Wife, and Solomon Hovey Re- 
commended by Rev* Eleazer Wheelock, Paftor of the 2 (?* in Lebanon — 
Allen M'^Lean Recommend by the Rev^ Eliphalet Williams, Paftor of 
the C*»*» in E. Hartford. 

Alexander McLean & his Wife — John Hodge & Hannah his Wife, Lu- 
cretia Johns, Feb' 1765, Hannah the Wife of Rev<" Eben' Kellogg— Mary 
Carly Recommended by Rev** N. Webb of Uxbridge — Ann the Wife of 
Philip Smith Rec6mmended by Rev** N. Strong Paftor of the 2 C»* in 
Coventry — Sarah Brown Reconmiend by the C**^ in Elington — Bethiah 
Thatcher Recommend by Jacob Eliot — Paftor of y* 3** C^ in Lebanon — 
Phebe the wife of James Fitch Recommended by M' Stfong of Coventry — 
Ann Hitchcock Recom* by Rev** Eph"» Little Paftor of the 1 C** in Col- 
chefter— The Wife of, Thomas Darte— Ann y« Wife of Dan* Reed, Re- 
oomniend** by M' Lockwood of Andover — Miriam Grant — The Wife of 
Jafon Millard— The Wife of Jonathan Blifs— 1770, Elisabeth the Wife of 
Henry Baldvdn Recommended by M' Salter Ap' 2, 1770. Oct' 14, Ed- 
ward Pain & his Wife — Oct' 28 Sam* Root — Joel Nalh Recommend by 
M' WUliams of Toll*", Decemb' 80, Ichabod Carly- Gurden Fowler & 
Sarah his Wife Recom**** by M' Williams of Lebanon — Jujy y* 8, Charity 
y« Wife of Gideon King— March 1771— Martha Carrier— Oc* 6, Silas 
King & his Wife— Decent' 2, Lemmi Thrall & his Wife— Sarah y*» Wife 
of John Rogers Recommend'* by M' Boardman Paftor of y* C**** in Middle 
Haddam, Lucy Ladd Recommended by M' Williams of Tolland— Henry 
Baiildwin Recommended by y® C** in Newent. Feb. 23, 1772, Jeru(ha y* 
Wife of James Lyman — March 8 Elijah Brunfon — March 22 Elijah Skin- 
ner, and his Wife — Apriel 19, Afahel Webfter & his Wife — «Iuly 12 Daniel 
Skiner & his Wife — item Ezial Lomis — July 19 Daniel Fowler & his 
Wife— July 26, Eunice the Wife of David Smith— Aug* 19 Thomas Chap- 
man Ju' & his Wife — Rachel Wife of Ezra Lomis recommended by Rev** 
George Colton Pastor of y*» 1 C*'*' in Bolton— Decemb' 12, 1773, Rachel 
y** Wife of Caleb Talcott. July 17, 1774, Sarah y« Wife of Jabez Emer- 
fon — Aug' 21. Jofhua Pearl and his Wife — May 14, 1775, the Wife of 
David West — .Tune 4, Dan' Ladd, Perils the Wife of Daniel I-4idd, Recom- 
men(le<i by M' Lockwood of Andover — June 11. Sufannah Wife of 
Reuben King. Aug* 2 Abel West & his Wife— Septem*" 17, Azubah y« 
Wife of Jeremiah Chapman. The Wife of Jonatli" Chapman, Recom- 
mend by the C"* in Millington — Ap^ 3, 1775 Nov^' 26. Mable Kellogg. 

— Decern'" 10. Mary Smith — May 5, 1776. Eliakim Root and his Wife, 
also the Wife of Jedediah Ivoonard — 25. P^phniim Ladd & Ix)i8 his Wife, 

— June 9. The Wife of John Allis--Sylvanus Delano & his Wife re- 
commended by M' Williams of Tolland — 30. Hannah Ladd. — July 7, 
The Wife of Jeremiah Fuller — 14. Mary Wife of Gurdeon Fowler — 
Septom'" 8 Widow Sarah Pain— Oct' 13. The Wife of Dea" Seth King 
— Janu^ 29, 1777, Elifha Larld & his Wife— March 9. Phinehas Chap- 
man — May y* 4*^ Prudence Darte. June 7. Elifabeth Pendal. 

May 28. Abijah Johns «fe his Wife. 

Aug' 6. Afenah Dorchefter. — ,Toel Drake & his Wife Recomend** by M' 
P(Try. — Afahel Phelps & his Wife Recommended by M' Pomroy of 

[To be concluded.] 

206 Proceedings of the Jf. E. Hist. Gen. Society. [April, 


By Gbo. a. Gordon, A.M., Rocording Secretary. 

Boston, Massachusetts, 6 December, 1906, The New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society held a stated meetiDg in Marshall P. Wilder hall. 18 Somerset 
street, at half-past two o'clock this afternoon, the President, Hon. James Phinney 
Baxter, Litt.D., in the chair. 

After the reading and approval of the minntes of the November stated meet- 
ing, Hon. George Sheldon, of Deerfleld, was Introduced as the essayist for this 
day. He presented to the meeting his son, who read the paper entitled The 
Conference at Deerfleld, August 27-31, 1735, between Ghv. Belcher and several 
tribes of Indians, to relieve the author, his father, on account of the infirmities 
of advanced age. It was greatly enjoyed and, on motion, it was voted that 
thanks be tendered Mr. Sheldon for his paper, of large historical importance, 
with the hope that a copy will be prepared for the Society's archives. 

The ordinary routine business followed, at which six new members were 
elected, and Messrs. Edmund Dana Barbour and Greorge Sherburne Penhallow, 
A.B., appointed the auditing committee for 1905. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

3 January, 1906. In the absence of the President, a stated meeting was 
called to order by the Secretary, at half- past two o'clock this afternoon, at the 
usual place. 

Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., was called to the chair. 

Mr. Sidney Perley, of Salem, delivered an address on the Study of Local His- 
tory, at which he enjoys the reputation of an expert. The thanks of the meet- 
ing were voted therefor. 

The reports of the executive officers were duly made, read, accepted, and 
ordered on file. 

Seventeen new resident members and one corresponding member were elected. 

On motion, it was 

Voted, That the principal of the Bond fund be fixed at twenty-five hundred 
<2500) dollars, and that all sums hereinafter received, from sales or otherwise, 
be credited to General Income. 

The chair then declared the meeting dissolved. 

10 January, The annual meeting of the Society was held, to-day, agreeable 
to article 1, Chapter III, of the By-laws. A full report of the proceedings 
may be found in the supplement to the present number of the Kegistkr. 

7 February, The President being absent, in Europe, a stated meeting was 
called to order by the Secretary, this afternoon, at the usual place and time, at 
which Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.D., of Newton, was invited to serve as Chair- 
man pro tempore. He accepted, and performed the duty. 

Charles G. Chick, Esq., of Hyde Park, read a paper on The Boston Port Bill 
(1774), to which the audience gave good attention and hearty applause. Mr. 
Chick was thanked, and invited to deposit a copy of his Important paper in 
the archives of the Society. 

Confirmation of the minutes of the January meetings, and the reports of the 
executive officers, were heard, as usual, and filed. 

Eleven new members were elected. 

A Committee was appointed to submit, at some future meeting, resolutions 
in memoriam perpetuam of Rev. George Moulton Adams, D.D., Historian of the 

P. Hildreth Parker, Esq., of Dracut, presented a copy of graveyard inscrip- 
tions in Pelham, N. H., for which thanks were returned. 

Amendment to Article 1, Chapter III, of the By-laws was submitted, agreea- 
ble to article 1, Chapter XIII, of the By-laws, and a committee appointed to 
consider and report on the same. 

7 March, The President being still absent, a stated meeting, at the usual 
time and place, was called to order by the Secretary, and Charles Sidney En- 
sign, LL.B., was called to the chair. 

1906.] Notes and Queries. 207 

George SuraDer Mann, Esq., of Brookline, read a paper of remarkable inter- 
est on The Shays Rebellion^ 1786-7 y which was very entertaining. The his- 
torical character of these events was interspersed with personal details and 
incidents, gathered in Petersham, Pelhara, Athol, Worcester, and Springfield, 
the theatre of the demonstration. Mach personal history of Shays and his 
principal supporters was given. The thanks of the Society were ardently 
voted, and request made for a copy of the paper for the Society's archives. 

Twelve new members were elected. 

The executive reports were presented, read, and filed. 

The committee on the proposed amendment to the By-laws submitted a report, 
which was received, read, and filed. The proposed amendment was made the 
order of business at the stated meeting in April. 

No further business being presented, the meeting dissolved. 



"Washington. — The following Is a further communication from Rev. R. T. 
Love, M.A., Rector of Purleigh, Maldon, co. Essex, England, whose interest- 
ing letter and an appeal for repairs upon whose church appeared ante, pages 
91 and 97. 

»' The marriage of Lawrence Washington, Rector of Purleigh 1642-43, rests 
on much more substantial grounds than primd facie evidence drawn from the 
resignation of his Fellowship, as mentioned in your issue of January— which 
Fellowship, I am informed by the Master of Brasenose College, was resigned 30 
Nov. 1633. Not only are we now in a position to prove his marriage, which I am 
inclined to suggest took place the day of the resignation, but also the name of 
his wife, and his relationship as father of the first Washlngtons who settled 
in Virginia. 

First, his marriage is placed beyond doubt by the appearance of Mrs. Wash- 
ington before Commissioners on Plundered Ministers at Chehiisford, in 1649, 
when a " fflth part of Purleigh" was '* ordered to tlie plnndered Kector's wife." 
(The word "plundered" (deprived) was llrst used in England 1042. Skeat's 
Etymological IMctionary, The Clarendon Press, Oxford.) 

Secondly, the Rector of Purleigh's wife is proved to be Mrs. Amphillis Wash- 
ingt^jii, whose children benefited under the will of Mr. Andrew Knowling of 
Tring, 1649-50. In addition to tlie circumstantial evidence collected by Mr. 
Waters, in his " Ancestry of VVti8]iin«^ton," reprinted from the Kkiustku, 
proof po>ilive may be found in The Nation, Dec. 22, 181)2, .and ^ept. 21, 1899, 
based on the axiom tliat ♦ wlien one's brother has the same name as one's niece's 
father, these must be one and tl)e same person.' Mrs. Me wee's brother was 
Lawrence Waslilngton, Rector of Purleiijjh; and lier niece's father was Law- 
rence Washington, husband of Anipliillis Waslungton. Tlierefore, the Rector 
of Purleigh was the liusband of Mrs. Anipldllis Washington. 

Thirdl}', having identiiied the Rector of Purliegh as the husi)and of Mrs. 
Amphillis Washington, tlie next step is to prove that her children were the 
Virginian settlers. This proof is obtained by couiparisou i)eL\veen the wills 
of tnese emigrants on the one hand, and the names, on the otlier hand, of the 
chihlren of Mrs. Amphillis Washington, as contained in the very iniportant will 
of Mr. Andrew Knowling. Hy this comparison it is shown that the three set- 
tlers, John, Lawrence, and Martha, had two sisters, Elizabeth and Margaret; 
and these live names correspond with tin; names of Mrs. Amphillis Washing- 
ton's chihlren in the above mentioned will. Moreover, tlie use of the words 
' eldest' and • other,' in the American wills, when compared with the baptismal 
entries in Kngland, establishes the order of birth to be the same in both cases. 
It is therefore absolutely certain that John, the ehlest of these settlers, found 
in V'irgiida 1659, and whose will is authenticated by endorsement in tlie hand- 
writing of Gen. George Washington, was the eldest son of Mrs. Amphillis 
Washington and of her husband, the Rector of Purleigh. 

208 Notes and Queries. [April, 

The details of this evidence have been pat at length in a * Snmmary of Evi- 
dence,' which the present Rector has drawn up from the writings on this sub- 
ject ; and which he proposes to put into print, should he find any encouragement 
on the part of Americans." 

Few persons of the present day are aware how general was piracy two cen- 
turies ago. The following extract from ** The Boston News-Letter," August 
21, 1721, shows that in early times pirate ships, carrying many guns and heavily 
manned, sailed the high seas and pursued their unlawful calling. The '* Mary *' 
was taken somewhere in the Sargasso Sea, off the coast of Africa. 

Samukl a. Green. 

** Teesc are to Certifle all Persons concerned that on the 7th Day of May last, 
William Russel Master of the Ship Mary of Charlestown, in his Voyage from 
Madera to Surranam in the Lat. 22 Deg. and 27 N. and Long. 25 and 27 W. 
from London was taken by a Pirate Ship upwards of 50 Guns, Commanded by 
Capt, Roberts, about 300 Men, who robb*d him of part of his Cargo, and Forced 
away from him two of his Men, against his and their own consent, viz. Thomas 
Russel bom in Lexintown near Charlestown and the other Thomas Winchol 
born in Portsmouth, New-Hampshire in New England." 

Braixtreb Marriages.— In the article on page 43 of the last issue of the 
Register, in the marriage under the date of ** 1760, Apr. 24,'* the name of the 
man was Caleb Bailey, not Bagley. (See Deane's Scituate, page 214.) 

Ella T. Bates. 

Edgartowx Deaths.— In the Register, vol. 59, page 303, in the article en- 
titled '* Deaths at Edgartown/' it is stated (page 307) that the Beulah Comu who 
died Jan. 19, 1812, age 80, was the daughter of Enoch and Jane (Claghorn) 
( Whellen) Coffin. The contributor has made a mistake, as the Beulah, daughter 
of above, was bom Oct. 10, 1748, married, Jan. 5, 1769, Jonathan Pease, and 
died Jan. 29, 1773. The Beulah who died Jan. 19, 1812, was the daughter of 
Enoch and Beulah (Eddy) Coffin. C. H. C. 

Philadelphia, Penn, 

Cotton.— The daughters Joanna (born Mar. 5, 1690), Mary (born Apr. 10, 
1692), and Elizabeth (bom Sept. 2, 1694), given in the Register, vol. 8, page 
43. as the children of Rev. Caleb Gushing, were the children of his wife, Mrs. 
Elizabeth (Cotton) Ailing, by her first husband. Rev. James Ailing of Salis- 
bury, Mass. Lawren'ce B. Cushing. 

Newburyport, Mass. 

Proctor.— Benjamin' Proctor (John', John*), born June 10, 1659, at Ips- 
wich (see ante, vol. li., page 410), married Mary, daughter of William and 
Sarah (Smith) Buckley of Ipswich and Salem Village, widow of Sylvester 
Witheridije, and granddaughter of Thomas Smith of Ipswich, as shown by the 
following records : 

Lynn. —Benjamin Proctor to Mary Buckley married Dec. 18, 1694. (Essex 
County Records.) 

Benjamin Proctor and Mary Witheridge married Dec. 18, 1694. Children: 
Mary, born Oct. 12, 1695: P'risciUay born Dec. 11, 1699: Sarah, born Jan. 2, 
1701-2. (Salem Town Records.) 

Admitted to the First Churcli of Salem, June 5, 1709, Prudence Witheridge, 
dan* of Mary, w' of Benj* Proctor. (Records of First Church, Salem.) 

Silvester Whitterage and Mary Buckley married Nov. 17, 1684. (Essex Co. 

Children of Silvester Witheridge and Mary his wife: Prudence, born Oct. 
8, 1686; Silvester, born March 17, 1(588. (Salem Town Records.) 

Administration on the estate of Benjamin Proctor of Salem granted to his 
widow Mary, June 27, 1717. (Essex Co. Probate, vol. 812, page 70.) 

Mary Proctor of Salem, widow, formerly Mary Buckley, daughter of William* 
Buckley formerly of Ipswich, but more lately of Salem, deceased, and Sarah 

1906.] JiTotes and Queries. 209 

his wife, who was one of the daaghters of Mr. Thomas Smith of Ipswich, 
deceased, conveyed to John Higginson of Salem all Interest in the estate of her 
grandfather Thomas Smith and of her father William Buckley, May 27, 1727. 
(Essex Co. Deeds, vol. 57, page 51.) 

"Jan. 2, 1702. Old William Buckley dyed this evening. He was about 80 
years old." (Diary of Rev. Joseph Green of Salem Village.) 

Petition of William Buckley to the General Court, Sept. 13, 1710, •* in y« 
name of our family." '* My Honoured Mother Sarah Buckley and my sister 
Mary Witherige were both in prison from May until January following " [1692- 

Thomdike Proctor of Salem formerly purchased a certain farm in Salem 
known as the Downing Farm, and afterwards sold a part to his brother Benja- 
min Proctor, since deceased, and John Proctor, only son and heir of said 
Benjamin, May 14, 1726. (Essex Co. D^ds, vol. 53, page 40.) 

Cambridge, Mas8, Virginia Hall. 

BuRRELL.— In the Rkoistbr, vol. 59, page 352, there is a mistake in the line 
of descent of Sergt. John Burrell, who was a great-grandson, not grandson, of 
John Burrell the emigrant. The line is as follows : 

John^ Burrell arrived in Weymouth, Mass., in 1639; married Rebekah , 

and had these three (if not more) children : John,^ b. 1658, d. 1731 ; Thomas, 
b. 1659 ; Ephraimy b. 1664. 

John* Burrell (John*) married, June 26, 1688, Mercy* Alden (Joseph,* John* 
of the ** Mayflower"), and had: Elizabeth,^ b. 1689; Thomas, b. 1692; Capt, 
John, b. 1694. 

Capt. John* Burrell (John,* John*), who moved to Abington in 1741, married, 
Jan. 8, 1717, Mary* Humphrey (Joseph,* Thomas,' John*) of Hingham, and had : 
Sergt. John* b. Sept. 24, 1719; Joseph; Abraham, b. 1721; Humphrie, b. 1728, 
d. at Lake George, 1756; Thomas; Mary. 

Sergt. John* Burrell (John,* John,* John*) married Ann* Vinton (Thomas,* 
John,* John*), and had : Manj, b. Feb. 22, 1741 ; Ann, b. Mar. 17, 1743; ElUta- 
beth, b. Aug. 7, 1745; Miriam, b. Mar. 17, 1749; John, b. Oct. 5, 1752; Beta, b. 
May 20, 1756; Nathaniel, b. May 17, 1761; Ziba, b. Mar. 12, 1765. 

Cambridge, Mass, Wm. Lincoln Palmer. 

Stimpson.— In the Rkgister, vol. 59, page 368, it is stated that [19] John* 
Stimpson (John,* John,* Andrew,* Andrew*) married Mary, daughter of Nathan- 
iel and Mary (Kemball) Harrington, but this is an error, for in 1784 she was the 
wife of David Whitney, as shown in the will of Nathaniel Harrington, in Mid- 
dlesex Co. Probate, flic 7316. The oldest child of Daniel Whitney was yarned 
Mary Kimball. 

John* Stimpson probably married Mary, daughter of Edward and Anna (Bul- 
lard) Harrington of Watertown, who, according to Bond, was born Aug. 23, 
1752, for in the division of Edward Harriu^jton's estate, in 1794, Middlesex 
Co. Probate, file 7280, one share was allotted to ••the heirs of Mary Stimson, 
deceased." Arthur M. Jones. 

Boston, Mass. 


A Genealogical Puzzle.— Judge Sewall, in his Diary, vol. 1, p. 215, under 
date. May 30, 1688, says: ••Mr. Joseph Eliot here, says the two days where- 
in he burled his Wife and Son, were the best that ever he had in the world." 
The editors, in a foot-note, facetiously add, •• The kindest construction should 
be put upon this remark of the bereaved husband and father." 

The context shows that Mr. Joseph Eliot was the Rev. Joseph Eliot, son of 
the ** Apostle," who was the minister at Guilford, Conn. But there are con- 
fusing;: facts. lie had two wives. The first, Sarah Brenton, died prior to 1685, 
leaving four dau*;hters. The second wife, Mary Wyllys, died In 1729, thirty- 
five years after the death of her husband. There were two sons, born to this 
second marriage, who lived many years after the death of their father. 

Could the wellnlgh infallible Judge have made a mistake in attributing this 
remark to the son Joseph, instead of his father, the *• Apostle," whose wife. 

210 Notes and Queries. [April, 

** Hanoa Mamford/* died March 22, 1687, and whose son Benjamin died Oct. 
15, 1667? The words, ** the two days wherein,** stand in the way of this ex* 
planation, bat words spoken, and written subsequently, may not be correctly 
reported. It would be interesting to have some expert straighten this matter. 
48 W, 36lh SL, New York, 2f. Y. Ellsworth Eliot. 

Addis, Bbrbe, Hawke. — I shonld like the dates of birth, marriages, and 
death of Millicent, daughter of William Addis, or Addes, of Gloucester, Mass., 
1642. She married first, William Southmaid, second, William Ash, and third, 
Thomas Beebe, by which last husband she had a daughter Hannah, who mar- 
ried, in New London, Conn., 16 Jan., 1688-9, John Hawke. Has anybody dis- 
covered the maiden name of Millicent's mother? And was John Hawke of 
Mayflovoer descent? (Miss) Lucy D. Akerly. 

ddO Park Ave., New York City, 

BOYCK.— Who were the parents of Ruth Boyce who married, Apr. 20, 1728, 
Nathaniel Jillson, Jr.? (Gillson-Jillson Genealogy, page 25.) 

University of Chicago Library, Chicago, III. C. A. Torrey. 

Davis. — Where can I find references to Peter Davis and his family, Quakers, 
who went from Boston to Rhode Island? Some of them were preachers of 
that faith. 

Stone. — Aaron Strong, Jr., born Nov., 1768, married, 25 Jan., 1813, as his 
second wife, Polly, of Guilford, Conn., born 23 Dec, 1771, died .May, 1830, 
without is8ue, daughter of Daniel and Sarah (King) Stone of South Hampton. 
Information is wanted as to the ancestry and rest of the family of Danie) 
Stone. A. H. Stone. 

3931 S. Thomas Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Foster.— I am trying to indentify Abigail , who married, about 1692, 

Jonathan* Foster (Thomas,* Thomas'). Jonathan was born probably in Dun- 
stable, Sept. 21, 1671, and died Jan. 5, 1755. He first appears in Billcrica, and 
later was a resident of Stow and Chelmsford. Abigail is said to have died in 
Chelmsford, Jnly 9, 1761. Some think she was a child of Arthur* Warren 
(Arthur'), who was born in 1639, married Abigail Rogers of Blllerica, date 
unknown, and died Apr. 5, 1671. His widow died June 15, 1671. 

523 AUman Building, Kansas City, Mo. (Dr.) William Davis Foster. 

Me^kitt. — Who were the parents and wives of the following Merritts : 
Benjamin of Rye, N. Y., first wife Hannah, 1741 ; Benjamin of Newcastle Co., 
Del., horn 1700; George of Stratfield, Conn., 1738; Edward, freeholder of 
New York, 1701; George of Perth Amboy, 16i)4; Henry of Scltuate, Mass., 
1628; Henry of Norfolk, Va., 1650; Isaac of Lebanon, 1741; James of Bark- 
hanipstead, Conn., 1770, wife Hannah; John of North Castle, N. Y., 1730; 
John of Block Island, 1702; Loverlng of Kent Co., Md., 1700; Meyer of East 
Ward, New York, 1703; Nathaniel of liowley, Mass., 1773; Nicholas of Lynde- 
boro, N. H., 1736; Pheleck of Hopkinton, K. I., 1774; Philip of Boston,* bom 
1662, died 1741 ; Klchard of Uichmond Co., N. Y., 1701 ; Samuel of Scarborough, 
N. Y., born 1719; Samuul of Hopklutowu, U. I., 1774; Thomas of Delaware, 
1664-76; Tliomas of Uye, N. Y., 1670-1722; Thomas of ship "Little Balti- 
more," 1693; William, mayor of New York, 1662, wife Margery; William of 
New York, 1730; William of Hartford, Conn., 17«0, son William; William of 
•North Carolina, 17i)0, son Berry. Douglas Mekritt. 

Jihintbeck, N. Y. 

Maltby. — In the Rkgisteu, vol. 59, page 256, it is stated that John' Kirk- 
ham (Samuel,* Thomas*) married Esther, daughter of David Maltby of North- 
ford. This 1 believe to be an error, and that she was the daughter of Daniel 
Maltby, Jr., who married, in 1736, Mary Harrison. Daniel and Mary had a 
daughter Esther, born Aug. 30, 1739. Can anybody give me definite informa- 
tion on this point? (Miss) Douothy Lord Maltby. 

68 Grove St., New Haven, Conn. 

1906.] Notes and Queries. 211 

Olmsted, Bbown, Smith.— Thankfal Olmsted of Brookfleld and Ware, Mass., 
born Feb. 15, 1712, married Brown, and died before 1762, leaving chil- 
dren. Her sister Abigail Olmsted, bom Mar. 24, 1781, married, before 1752, 

Smith of Ware, Mass. They were daughters of Capt. Jabez Olmsted, 

and are mentioned in his will, dated Feb. 24, 1752. Further information abont 
these families is desired. F. S. Hammond. 

Oneida, N. T. 

TsMPLETON. — What was the ancestry of Polly Templeton, bom Jan. 18, 1786 
or '6, who married, abont 1802, William Cnrtis, born Sept. 18, 1781 or *8, of 
Simsbnry, Conn., son of Eliphalet, Jr., and Mary (Wilcox) Cnrtis? He died 
June 26, 1816, at Marcellns, N. Y., and she died July 11, 1885, at Oswego, N. Y. 

630 So. Madison Ave., Pasadena, Cal. (^rs.) L. £. Strblb. 

FoMEBOT. — I desire information of the military commission of Gen. Seth 
Pomeroy which was among his effects when he died at Peekskill, N. Y., Feb. 
19, 1777. Morris P. Ferris. 

33 Nassau St., New York City. 

Historical Intellioenor. 

English Research.— The Committee on English Research, of the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society, begs to call attention to the desirability 
of reviving investigation concerning the English ancestry of the pioneers of 
New England. From 1888 to 1899, former Committees secured funds by which 
valuable researches among the wills of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in 
London were carried on by Henry F. Waters, Esq., the results of which were 
published in the Register, giving clues which lead to determining the ancestry 
of many of the early settlers of New England ; but since Mr. Waters's work 
was relinquished, comparatively little has been accomplished by the Society in 
that direction. 

The Committee now solicits funds for continuing research in England, on 
the ancestry of the early New England colonists, the results to appear in the 
Kegistkr, and it would be glad to receive suggestions and information on this 

Clues, not generally known, as to the origin of several early emigrants, have 
come into the Committee's hands, and the Secretary of the Committee will be 
glad to give information to anyone who may desire to make investigations. 

Charles Sherburne Penhallow, Chairman, 1 r'^,„,„«ff«^ ^« 
Francis Apthorp Foster, [ r^^^ZfiZJJlh 

Joseph Gardner Bartlbtt, Secretary, J ^^S^^*^ Kesearcn. 

Wood Genealogy.— Clay W. Holmes,. Elmira, N. Y., compiler of the gene- 
alogy of the Descendants of William Wood of Concord, Mass., 1638, published 
in 1900, 8vo, pp. 865, will be glad to present to any public library or historical 
society making a specialty of genealogical publications, which is not already 
supplied with the book, a complimentary copy if the transportation charges 
will be paid. 

Genealogies in Preparation.— Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence, and death. When there are more than one 
Christian name, they should all be given in full if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full name is known. 

I,€«.— Joseph L. Edmiston, 1129 W. 17th St., Los Angeles, Cal., Is collecting 
material for a genealogical record of the descendants- of Dea. Benjamin Lee of 
Manchester, Mass., who died in 1757, and desires correspondence with repre- 
sentatives of the various branches. 

VOL. LX. 15 

212 Book Notices. [April, 

Pike.—k collection of notes from English archives, relating to the Pike 
family, is now being formed, with the assistance of an experienced and reliable 
record-searcher in London, England. The latter has already supplied several 
interesting notes on this subject. The material consists of unpublished data 
obtained from the Public Record Office, British Museum, etc. These original 
gleanings will be of considerable interest to many other families, and will 
probably be published. For particulars, address Eugene F. McPike, 1 Park 
Row, Chicago, III. 

Talmage, or Talmadge. — Chas. M. Talmadge, Newport, Wash., would like to 
hear from anyone interested in the history or genealogy of this family, especially 
that branch in Connecticut. 

Woodcock.— J no. L. Woodcock, 1218 Washington Boulevard, Chicago, III., 
has in preparation a genealogy of the Woodcock family in America, and would 
be pleased to correspond with any persons interested. 


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by mail.] 

Data concerning tJie Families of Bancroft t Bradatreet, Browne^ Dudley, Emerson^ 
Oamble, Goodridge, Gould, Hartshorne, Hobson, Kemp, Kendall, Metcalf, Nich- 
ols, Parker, Poole, Sawtell, Wainwright, Woodman, etc, etc., in England and 
America, 1277 to 1906, A.D, Compiled from Official Sources by Thomas 
Gamblk, Jr., Savannah, Ga. Printed for the Subscribers. [Savannah.] 1906. 
Square 4to. pp. viii+248. lU. Price (^5.00. 

The compiler in his introduction says that ** it has not been the endeavor to 
embrace a wide scope, but rather to prepare concise bioerraphical and genea- 
logical data, that, while it might be of some broader interest, would be more 
particularly valuable to a few who trace their ancestry to the fountain sources 
of American life mentioned herein." There are two genealogical charts, and at 
the end of the volume are blank leaves for additional records. The book is in- 
dexed, is bound in flexible covers, and has many illustrations. 

Caleb Benton and Sarah Bishop. TJieir Ancestors and Their Descendants. By 
Chablrs E. Bknton. Press of The A. V. Haight Co., Poughkeepsie, New 
York. 1906. 4to. pp. 92. III. Price (^2.00 net. Apply to Publishers. 
Caleb Benton was a descendant from Edward Benton who died at Guilford, 
Conn., in 1680, and Sarah Bishop is traced to John Bishop who died in the same 
place, in 1660. A division is made between the historical and genealogical ma- 
terials of this work, which will be found of great convenience to those par- 
ticularly interested in the latter, and there is a tabular pedigree at the end of 
the book. The book is printed on heavy paper, substantially bound, and pro- 
vided with three indexes. 

Band of Botsford. Act of Organization. Buffalo, Erie Co., N. T., 101 Bodney 
Ave., Wed., Oct. 18, 1906. [BulTalo. 1905.] 12mo. pp. 6. 
This '* Band" consists of the descendants of Elizabeth and Henry Botsford, 

of Leicestershire, Eng., and Milford, Conn. 

The Genealogy of t?ie Cushing Family, an Account of the Ancestors atid De» 

scendants of Matthew Cushing, who came to America in 1638. By Jamrs S. 

CusmMO. Montreal : The Perrault Printing Co. 1905. 12mo. pp. 598+lxz. 


The first edition of this work was published in 1877 by Lemuel Cushing. The 
Matthew Cushing of the title-page came to Hingham, Mass., in 1688, and it is 

* All of the unsigned reviews are written by Mr. Frbdbiuok Willard Pabkb of Boston. 

1906.] Book NoticeB. 213 

Bftid that all the duhlngfl io the IJoited States and Canada are his descendants, 
with the exception of a few who came to America in the nineteenth centnry. 
Although mnch that is new respecting these descendants has been collected in 
this edition, it Is not pretended that this is a complete genealogy. Neverthe- 
less, a vast amonnt of information respecting the family is here presented, the 
arrangements of the records being on the Reoistbr plan. Biographical notices 
are numerous, and to be expected in the history of a family which has ** prob- 
ably furnished more judges for our Probate, Municipal, and Supreme Courts 
than any other." The yolume is fully indexed, its print is clear, and the bind- 
ing cloth. 

Derby Chnealogy* Being a Beeord of the Descendants of Thomas Derby of Stow, 
Massachusetts. By Viola A. Drrbt Bromley. The Grafton Press : Gene- 
alogical Publishers. New York. 1905. Large Svo. pp. 141. III. 
The system of page reference employed in this genealogy greatly facilitates 
the tracing of pedigrees. The *' Owner's Lineage" at the end of the volume, 
comprising a couple of pages of genealogical blanks, is also a useful feature. 
The genealogy is brought down to the eighth generation, and is well indexed. 
The book is printed on heavy paper with wide margins, and the binding is sub- 

Oamble and Hobson Families, England and America, 1480 to 1905, A.D, [By 

Thomas Gamble.] Chart. 80 in. by 19 in. 

This is one of the genealogical charts contained in Mr. Gamble's ** Data con- 
oeming the Families of Bancroft, Bradstreet, etc.," which is noticed in this 

Annals of the HiUon-McCurda Family. Concord, N. H. : Bumford Printing 

Co. 1905. 12mo. pp. 12. 

The Hiltons of this pamphlet are descendants of William Hilton who came to 
Plymouth in 1621, and afterwards settled on the Piscataqua River, near Dover. 
One of these descendants, Anna Hilton, married John McCurda, of Bristol, Me. 

The Lindsay Family Association of America. Second Annual Report. [Boston. 
1906. Svo. pp. 14. 

Lyon Memorial. Massachusetts Families, including the Descendants of the Immi- 
grants William Lyon, of Roxbury, Peter Lyon, of Dorchester, Oeorge Lyon, of 
Dorchester. With Introduction treating of the English Ancestry of the Ameri- 
can Families. Editors: A. B. Lyon(8), M.D., of Detroit, Mich.; G. W. A. 
Lyon, M.D., of Philadelphia, Pa. Associate Editor: Euornb F. McPike, of 
Chicago, 111. Detroit, Mich. : Press of William Graham Printing Co. 1905. 
8vo. pp. 491. 111. Price (^5.00 net. Address Dr. A. B. Lyons, 72 Brainard 
St., Detroit, Mich. 

Besides the immigrants mentioned on the title-page, this work contains a no- 
tice of Matthew Lyon who settled in Vermont, and who has been called " the 
American Pym." The Investigations in England have not only confirmed what 
had already been asserted but have supplied new Information respecting the Lyon 
origins. The American portion of the genealogy has for its principal object the 
sifting of the materials regarding the first generations, the definite separation 
of the historic from the traditional. The history of this family necessarily 
contains biographies of Importance, as so many of the name have acquired dis- 
tinction. The book is well indexed, is printed on unbleached paper, and bound 
in cloth. The illustrations are chiefly portraits. 

Estate of Daniel Rogers, Merchant, n. p. ; n. d. Folio, pp. 7. 

Daniel Rogers was born in Klttery, Me., In 1734, and died in Gloucester, 
Mass., In 1800. This document gives his descendants, among whom was dis- 
tributed a sum awarded for a ** French Spoliation Claim." 

Schuremans of New Jersey. Supplement, January, 1906. Copyright, 1906, by 
RiCHAiiD Wynkoop. Additions and Corrections, n. p. [1906.] 8vo. pp. 28. 
111. Price, 25 cts. 

214 Book Notices. [April, 

Shepardson, A Family Story, By Francis W. Shepardson, Ph.D., [Chicago.] 

D. p. ; n. d. 8yo. pp. 6: 

This pamphlet gives descendants of Daniel Shepardson of Charlestown, 
Mas8.% earlier of Salem. 

Annals of the Sinnott, Rogers, Coffln^ Corlies, BeeveSj Bodine and Allied Fami- 
lies, By Mary Elizabeth Sinnott. Edited by Josiaii Granville Leach, 
LL.B. Printed for private circulation by J. B. Lippincott Company, Phila- 
delphia. MDCCCCV. 4to. pp. 264. 111. Charts. Facsimiles. 
For centuries the Sinnotts have held a prominent position in County Wex- 
ford, Ireland, and various branches of the family are shown on charts, in 
addition to the immediate line which came to America in 1854. 

The Annals of the Allied Families are a scholarly compilation of reliable data 
on the early lines of the Rogers. Coffin, Hammond, Winslow, Reeves, Jess, Lip- 
pincott, Bodine, Corlies, Wing, West and Mayhew families. Preceding eacli of 
these accounts is a chart showing the connection with the Sinnott family. 
We notice the usual careful attention to detail which is characteristic of Mr. 
Leach's editorial work. The illustrations are of unusual beauty, and facsimiles 
of documents and signatures, with many portraits and coats-of arms, are scat- 
tered through the book, which is a fine specimen of the printer's art. There is 
an excellent index. a. l. w. 

A Genealogy of the Southioorths CSoutJuirds), Descendants of Constant South- 
worth. IVith a Sketch of the Family in England. Bv Samuel G. Webber, 
A.B., M.D. (Harvard). The Fort Hill Press, SamuefUsher, 176 to 184 High 
St., Boston, Mass. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 487. III. 

The record of the descendants of the sons of Constant Southworth — Ed- 
ward, Nathaniel and William — occupies the body of this work; in the two ap- 
pendices are found descendants of John Southard of Boothbay, Me., and of 
Isaac Southworth, of Sharon, Ct. Tlie chapter on the Soutliworths In Eng- 
land, which is of considerable length, ascribes the origin of the family to Gil- 
bert de Croft who, in consequence of a grant of land in Southworth, av^sumed 
that name. There are two extensive indexes. Paper, print and illustrations 
are excellent. An error occurs in the list of contents, the first chapter having 
a wrong title assigned to it. 

Andrew J^. Adams. By Erastus Hibbard Phelps, Esq., of Fair Haven, Vt. 
n. g. [1906.] Large 8vo. pp. 4. 
This is a reprint from the Register for January, 1906. 

The Diary of William Bentley, D.D., Pastor of the East Church, Salem, ^Tassa- 
chuseits. Volume 2. April, 1784 — December, 1792. Salem, Mass.: The 
Essex Institute. 1905. 8vo. pp. xlii4-456. 111. Price $3.60 postpaid. Ad- 
dress: The Essex Institute, Salem, Mass. 

Dr. Bentley was born in Boston in 1769, and was pastor of the East Clinrch 
in Salem from 1783 to 1819, the year of his death. He was remarkable as a 
student and linguist, and displayed an original and independent mind. The 
diary of such a person must necessarily be of exceeding interest as a portrayal 
of the social, political, and religions aspects of the community in which he 
lived, and time which it represents, from the close of the Revolntion to 1819. 
An introduction to the diary consists of a •' Biographical Sketch," an "■ Address 
on Dr. Bentley," ♦* Bibliography," and an *• Account of the East Meeting- 
House." The footnotes are principally those of Mr. Edward Stanley Waters, 
a former resident of the East Parish. 

Lucius Manlius Boltwood, By Hon. George Sheldon. Boston : Press of Da- 
vid Clapp & Son. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 16. .Portrait. 
This is a reprint from the Register for October, 1905. 

Memorial of Mary Francis, Born, Kave.mher 6. 1803, Died, December 14, 1884, 
and William Boardman, Born, February 25, 1805, Died November 3, 1887. 
By William F. J. Boardman. Hartford, Conn. Printed for Private Dis- 
tribution, n. d. Large 8vo. pp. 54. III. 
Mr. Boardman was one of the most influential business men of Hartford, 

1906.] Book Notices. 215 

and hia wife was a woman exceptionally beneficent. Besides the biographical 
sketches, this volame contains an accoant of the Boardman Memorial Chapel 
erected by Mr. Boardman in memory of his wife. 

Memoir of Col. Henry Lee, With Selections from His Writings and Speeches. 

Prepared by John T. Morse, Jr. Boston : Little, Brown & Company. 1905. 

8vo. pp. viii-H41. III. 

The index of this fine volume is sufficient to show that it is a work of great 
interest, not only as to what relates to Mr. Lee, but also as to the many whose 
obituaries by him are included in the ** Selections from his Writings." His 
own life is amply treated under the heads of ** Youth," ** Matters Theatrical" 
(referring to his passion for the amateur drama), '* Civil War," ** Public Af- 
fairs," " Harvard University," "Traits," ♦* Library Labors," ** Religion." Be- 
sides twenty-five obituaries of persons of eminence, the ** Selections" contain 
*» Personal Reminiscences of Gov. Andrew," »* Broad Street Riot," **The Shaw 
Memorial," and other articles. The book is fascinating reading, and is a splen- 
did tribute to the man. Paper, type, illustrations, and binding are of the best. 

In Memoriam. Stephen Salisbury. [Worcester, Mass. 1906.] 8vo. pp. 4. 

This "appreciation" of the munificent patron of the Art Museum, Worces- 
ter, was presented at a special meeting of the directors of the Museum, Nov. 
16, 1905. 

Memoir of James Swift Rogers. By Almon Danforth Hodoes, Jr. Boston : 
Press of David Clapp & Son. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 7. Portrait. 
This is a reprint from the Rbqistrr for January, 1906. 

Tryphena Ely Whitens Journal. Being a Record, written one hundred years ago^ 
of the Daily Life of a Young Lady of Puritan Heritage. 1805-1906. Published 
by her only remaining granddaughter, Fanny Kelloqg. [1904. Grafton 
Press. New York City.] 12mo. pp. 46. III. 

In the Introduction it is stated that Tryphena Ely White *' received her birth " 
in West Springfield, Mass., March 26, 1784. It was in the town of Camillus, 
N. Y., however, that the journal was written, Miss White's father having set- 
tled there late in life. In 1813 she married Frederik Kellogg, and died In 1816. 
The journal, which is of exceeding simplicity, relates to the most common- 
place incidents of everyday life. A few other brief documents are included in 
the volume. 

Half Century at the Bay. 1636^1686 ; Heredity and Early Environment of 
John Williams, ** The Redeemed Captive." By George Sheldon. W. B. 
Clarke Co., 26 and 28 Tremont St., Boston. 1905. 12mo. pp. 149-|-10. 
This deeply interesting volume portrays life in Roxbury, Mass., and its 
nelirliborhood under Puritan domination with truth and vividness. The biog- 
raphy of Williams up to the time he settled In Deerfleld Is the slender thread 
which winds In and out among baptisms, funerals, executions, fasts, wars, 
lectures, sports, collegiate activities, and a multitude of other things. The 
style of the book is unpretentious and clear, and the opinions expressed seem 
to be void of prejudice. 

Mental and Moral Heredity in Royalty. A Statistical Study in History and Psy- 
chology. Bv Frederick Adams Woods, M.D. With one hundred and four 
portraits. New York : Henry Holt & Co. 1906. 8vo. vill.-|-312. Price $3.00 
net, postage extra. 

This book Is designed primarily to prove the predominating influence of he- 
redity in the formation of traits of character. Records relating to royal fam- 
ilies, as contained in dictionaries, histories, and court memoirs, are here 
brought together, averaged, and arranjied according to scientific formulie. 
Tables and charts show the proportionate Inflneuce which each ancestor exerts 
on descendants, according to his remoteness. The origin and descent of ex- 
ceptional ability. Insanity, extraordinary perversities, degenerations, or even 
altruistic traits, are shown on various charts and discussed at length. Geneal- 
ogists Interested In royal families will find many pedigrees, compiled completely 
(including all maternal branches), not to be found In any other book. ♦♦♦ 

216 Book Notices. [AprU, 

A Uiitory of the United States and Its People. From their earliest records to the 
present time. By Elrot McKrn'drer Avert. In Fifteen Volumes. Volume 
II. Cleveland. The Burrows Brothers Company. MCMV. 4to. pp. xxxTi. 
+458. 111. Maps. Facsimiles. 

An unusual opportunity is here afforded to study the unity of our colonial 
history, and contrast its dlTersifled development from Massachusetts to Vir- 
ginia, during the formative period from 1600 to 1660. New Netherlands and 
New France are also included, and maps, contemporaneous and otherwise, are 
lavishly u^«ed, as well as innumerable illustrations, to give a clear-cut, accurate 
and readable account of the United States during those years. The manner of 
placing dates and leading topics in the broad margins is admirable, and the bio- 
graphical appendix will be found useful in making further investigations. 
The frontispiece of this volume is a portrait of John Winthrop, in color, and 
the other numerous portraits and illustrations are made from copper etchings. 
Owing to the increase of material, the work is extended to fifteen volumes, in- 
stead of twelve, without additional cost to the original subscribers, a. l. w. 

Vital Records of Dalton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. Published by the 
New England Historic Qenealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Uecord Fund. Boston, Mass. 1906. 6vo. Cloth, pp. 82. 

Systematic History Ftind. Vital Records of Douglas^ Massachusetts, to the end 
of the year 1849. Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trus- 
tee of the Fund. 1906. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 192. 

Vital Records of Edgartown, Massachusetts, to the Tear 1850. Published by the 
New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1906. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 276. 

Vital Records of Lynn, Massachusetts, to the end of the Tear 1849. Volume I. — 
Births. Published by The Essex Institute. Salem, Mass. 1905. 8vo. Cloth. 
pp. 429. 

VUal Records of Norton, MassachuseUs, to the Year 1850. Published by the 
New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund. 1906. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 405. 

Systematic History Fund. Vital Records of Royalston, Massachusetts, to the end 
of the Tear 1849. Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trus- 
tee of the Fund. 1906. 8vo. pp. 196. 

Vital Records of Wenham, Massachusetts, to the end of the Tear 1849. Pub- 
lished by The Essex Institute. Salem, Mass. 1904. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 227. 

Taylor's Connecticut Legislative History and Souvenir. Vol. V. 1905-1906, 
Portraits and Sketches of State Officers, Senators, Representatives, Gommis- 
sioners, etc. Group Cuts of Committees. List of Committees, Putnam, Conn. 
William Harrison Taylor. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 300. 
To the description of the volume given by the title-page it is only necessary 
to add that every page, with but few exceptions, contains a portrait and bio- 
graphical sketch, or a group. 

Registry Department of the City of Boston. Records relating to the Early His- 
tory of Boston. (Formerly called Record Commissioners* Reports.) Vol. 34. 
The Town of Roxbury, its Memorable Persons and Places, its History and An- 
tiquities, with numerous Illustrations of its Old Landmarks and Noted Person- 
ages. By Francis S. Drake. Boston: Municipal Printing Office. 1906. 
Large 8vo. pp. vi-f 476. Map. 

A note states that this volume " is reprinted from the original plates pur- 
chased from the estate of the late Francis 8. Drake." The work was published 
by the author in 1878, and was reviewed in the Register for January, 1879. 

The Bostonian Society Publications. Vols. 1, 2. Boston: Old State House. 

1906. 2 vols. Large 8vo. pp. 84 ; 142. III. Map. 

These volumes contain seven articles. The longest one, ** Jean Lefebvre de 
Cheverus," is deeply appreciative of its subject. The paper on " Abel Bowen," 

1906.] Book Soiices. 217' 

printer and eiifirrArer, will be cnjored bj the antiqomrUn. and it is accompanied 
by a number of the copper-plates' and 'wood-cat^ eofrrared br him. The toI- 
nmes are extremelj handaome, printed on excellent paper, and thoronghlj In* 

Brookline. The CkromieU Sourtmir of the BieemUmnial. C. A. W. Spencer, 
Publisher. The Rirerdale Press* Brookline, Mass. 1905. Square 4to. pp. 
64. lU. 

Alfred D. Chandler's article, ** Brookline,** which fills half of the volume, 
ICives the reasons why Brookline is ** supreme as a municipality, the most nota- 
ble example of successful autonomy — self-sovemment — in the VorUVs history.** 
This is followed by W. K. Watkins*s ** Naming of Brookline," and other papers, 
the book concluding with an account of the Bicentennial. The illustrations are 
numerous and very fine, including sixty portraits, accompanied by biographical 

Old Dartmouth EUtorieal Sketches. Xo. 12, Being the proceedings of the 
Winter Meeting of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, held at the Rooms 
of the Society, Dec. 8, 190^ and containing the following paper : Friends 
Here and Hereaieajf Continued, Mary Jane Howlaxd Taber. [New Bed- 
ford. 1905.] 4to. pp. 17. 

An nutorical Sketch of the Town of Deer Isle, Maine, With Notices of Its Set- 
tlers and Early Inhabitants. By Georgk L. Hosmkr. The Fort Hill Press, 
Samuel Usher; 176 to 184 High St., Boston, Mass. [1905.] 8vo. pp. 289. 
Portrait. Map. 

Mr. Hosmer in his Introduction says that the sources of his compilation are 
oral. While the work as a whole is excellent, the third chapter, which occu- 
pies the greater part of the book, is of the most general interest on account of 
the genealogical information it contains. The volume is indexed* and is well 
printed and bound. The map shows the location of the first settlers. 

A Dorchester Religious Society of Young Men. By Albert BIatthews. Bos- 
ton : David Clapp & Son. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 13. 
This reprint from the Register for January, 1906, refers to Dorchester, Mass. 

Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Bei^min Franklin. 1706^1906. 
Franklin, Massachusetts. [Franklin, 1906.] 12mo. pp. 24. III. 

Addresses delivered at Oroton, Massachusetts, July 12, 1905, by request of the 
Citizens, on the Celebration of the Ttco Hundred and Fiftieth Ajiniversary 
of its Settlement. Groton. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 100. 
Among the addresses in this publication is one by Dr. Samuel Abbott Green, 

that was issued separately and noticed in the Register for January of this 

year. The other addresses of length are by Gen. William A. Bancroft, Hon. 

Chester W. Clark, and Hon. Charles S. Hamlin. 

Hyde Park Historical liecord. Vol. V—1903. William A. Mowry, Editor. 

Published by the Hyde Park Historical Society, Hyde Park, Mass. [1905.] 

8vo. pp. 72. 111. 

The principal articles in this volume are *• Sketch of the Life of James Read," 
*'The Damon Family of Dedham," •' The Greenwood School," and " Proceed- 
ings of the Society since 1892 (continued)." 

Perfecting of Valuation Lists of Kittery, Maine, 1760. By Nathan Gould. 
n.d.; n.p. Large 8 vo. pp. 18. 

History of Newburyport, Mass. 1764-1906. By John J. Currier. With 
Maps and Illustrations. Newburyport, Mass. Published by the Author. 1906. 
Large 8vo. pp. 766. 

In the first five chapters the events constituting the history of the town are 
related In order. Then follows an account of the various activities of the com- 
munity—ecclesiastical, educational, litei*ary and military— together with notices 
of enterprises not comprised under these heads. In the historical narrations, 

218 Book Notices. [April, 

purticnlar attention has been paid to tlie part played by the merchants of New- 
bnryport in supplying clothing and military stores to the patrh)t army in the 
Revolution, and in fitting oat privateers. As to the later history of the town, 
space did not permit an adequate treatment, on which account biographical 
sketches have been omitted. The appendix contains lists of collectors of the 
port, representatives, town and city clerics, and treasurers. The index occupies 
more than seventy pages. The quality of the paper used does not comport with 
the general excellence of the work. 

The New York Historical Society, 1804-1904. By Robkrt Hendre Krlby, 
Librarian of the Society. New York. Published for the Society. 1905. 
Large 8vo. pp. 160. 111. 
The history of the Society— which, with the exception of the appendix, fills 

this volume— consists mainly of materials collected for a paper read by Mr. 

Kelby ** as a retrospect of the century which had elapsed since the foundation 

of the Society." The appendix, besides the lists usually found in such volumes, 

also contains a list of the Society's publications. 

Neighbors of North Wyke. Part 11, In South Tawton (continued). Part III, 
In South Tawton (continued). Part IV. North and South Tawton in the 
Pipe Rolls, Part V, Ash and South Zeal in South Tawton, By Ethel 
Lega-Wbekbs. Reprinted from the Transactions of tbe Devonshire Associa- 
tion for the Advancement of Science, Literature, and Art. 1902.— xxxlv. 
pp. 678-647; 1903.— xxxv. pp. 497-638; 1904.— xxxvi. pp. 415-444; 1905.— 
xxxvii. pp. 825-374. 4 vols. 8vo. pp. 71; 42; 30; 325-374. Ill, 
The first part of this series was noticed in the Register for April, 1902. In 
the introduction to that publication, the compiler says that her object is ** to 
repeople, with Wykes and their successors, some of the old houses . . . 
that awakened in her especial interest," adding that she ** had not the heart to 
throw overboard such bits of information concerning other inhabitants as hap- 
pened to be caught in its meshes." It is evident that the same aim has been fol- 
lowed in the parts of the work which have since appeared, the Wykes by no 
means receiving exclusive attention. 

History of the Town of Lanesborough, Mass, 1 741-1905. Part I. By Charles 
J. Palmer, n.p. ; n.d. 8vo. pp. 168. III. Price $1.00 postpaid. For sale 
by William Lincoln Palmer, 66 Cornhill, Boston. 

The main contents of this volume consist of appendixes to a ** Historical 
Address delivered at Old Home Week Celebration, July 27, 1902," which is 
preceded by an ** Account of Origin of Present Name of Town." The ap- 
pendixes contain sketches of the Lanes borougli, Howard, Mowbray, and 
Bigod families, •* Extracts from Old Newspapers and Records relating to 
Early History," *• Vital Statistics," •♦ Revolutionary Soldiers," '•Miscellaneous 
Stories," " Inscriptions in the Various Cemeteries," and other papers of similar 

The Penhallow Panels. [Boston. 1906.] 8vo. pp. 3. III. 

These panels, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, 
London, were erected by John Penhallow in the reign of Charles II., in Cllflbrd*s 
Inn, which is the oldest Inn in Chancery. 

The Depredation at Pemaquid in August, 1689, and Events that led up to it. 
By Victor Hugo Paltsits. Read before the Maine Historical Society, Jan. 
18, 1900. Portland, Maine : Press of Lefavor-Tower Co. 1905. Large Svo. 
pp. 16. 

Shropshire Parish Register Society, Dec, 1905. Diocese of St. Asaph. Vol. 
IV. Part II, Contents: Oswestry, pp. 161-256. Indexes. Contents: Greete, 
Bedstone, Chirbury, Ruyton-in-the-XI-Towns, Leebotwood, Longnor. Vari- 
ously paged. [London.] 1906. 2 vols. 8vo. 

Historic Record of St, PauVs Episcopal Church, Stockbridge, Mass. A Sej-mon 
preached on the Twenty-first Anniversary of the Consecration of the Church, by 
Arthur Lawrence, Rector of the Parish, Nov. 12, 1905. Pittsfleld, Mass. : 
Press of Sun Printing Co. 1905. 8vo. pp. 15. 

1906.] Booh Notices. 219 

Beminiscenc^ of WUinington and SmUhville^SotUhport, N. C. 1848-1900. 

By Dr. Walter Oilman Curtis. Pph. 8vo. pp. 62. 

A commendable chronicle of public events, social customs, and political 
changres in the Cape Fear re^on of North Carolina, covering the periods before 
and dnring the civil war, the jeconstr action era, and recent improvements. 
The author has been a practising physician in Brunswick county, N. C.*, for 
the last fifty years. He was born in New Hampshire, and graduated at Dart- 
mouth college. Tills labor of mingled love and duty will increase In value as 
time moves onward. ♦ 

Inaugural Address of Hon, John T. Duggan, Mayor of Worcester, Mass, Jan* 1, 
1906, Worcester, Mass. : The Blanchard Press. 1906. 8vo. pp. 17, 

Gravestone Records in the Ancient Cemetery and the Woodside Cemetery, Tar- 
mouth, Mass. From literal Copies of the Inscriptions made at the expense 
of Thomas W. Thacher and Stanley W. Smith. Compiled by George Er- 
nest Bowman. Published by the Mass. Soc. of Mayflower Descendants at the 
charge of the Cape Cod Town Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1906. Large 
8vo. pp. 46. 

These inscriptions, which are arranged alphabetically, similar to the plan of 
the Massachusetts Vital Records publications, will be found of great value and 
easy reference to the genealogist. * 

Economies of the Iroquois. A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of Bryn Mavor 
College for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. By Sara Henry Stites. 1904. 
Press of the New Era Printing Co., Lancaster, Pa. 1906. 8vo. pp. 159. 

Minutes of the General Conference of the Congregational Churches in Maine, 
Seventy-Ninth Anniversary. Maine Missionary Society, Ninety- Eighth Anniver- 
sary. Held wUh the Church at Gardiner, Sept. 26, 27, 28, 1905. Vol. Ill, 
No. 1, New Series. Portland: Press of Southworth Printing Co. 1906. 
8vo. pp. 244. Portrait. 

The True Mecklenburg •' Declaration of Independence.'' By A. S. Salley, Jr. A. 

S. Salley, Jr., Columbia, S. C. 1906. Square 4to. pp. 18. III. Price $1.00. 

This ** Declaration of Independence" is one that is *' alleged to have been 
passed by a convention of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, May 20, 1776.** 

Quakerism and Politicjt. Essays. By Isaac Sharpless, LL.D. President of 
Httverford College. Phila. : Ferris & Leach, 29 South Seventh St. 1906. 
12mo. pp. 220. 

The purpose for which this booic was written has been admirably accom- 
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William Phinbas Upham, who died in 
Newton viilc, Nov. 23, 1906, was one of 
the bcMt- known antiquarians in New 
England. He was the son of Kev. 
Charles W. Upham of Salem, author 
of the " History of the Salem Witch- 
craft,*' and his mother was a sister of 
Oliver Wendell Holmes. Mr. Upham 
was a graduate of Harvard College, 
class of 1850, and was a life member 
of the American HiHtorical Associa- 
tion, and of the Massachusetts Histori- 
cal Society. For many years he was 
engaged iu restoring, classifying and 
indexing the manuscript records of Es- 
sex County and of Suffolk County, 
through which work, together with his 
own independent researches, he became 
an authority on the early history of these 
counties. He was the author of numer- 
ous pamphlets on antiquarian subjects, 
and at the time of his death had nearly 

completed, in collaboration with Mr. 
John Noble, clerk of the Supreme Court 
of Massachusetts, an edition of *• Rec- 
ords of the Court of Assistants of 
Massachusetts Bay," never before pub- 
lished. His exhaustive knowledge of 
the systems of shorthand in use dur- 
ing the Colonial period enabled him to 
decipher manuscripts that must other- 
wise remained unintelligible, a notable 
achievement being his recent recovery 
of the phonetic alphabet employed by 
Jonathan Edwards. He invented a 
•• rational " system of shorthand, which 
is extensively used in England. He 
was recently elected to membership in 
the Harvard Chapter of the Phi Beta 
Kappa Society, in recognition of his 
antiquarian scholarship. Mr. Upham 
was a member of the Essex bar. He 
leaves a widow and two daughters. — 
Boston TruMcript, 

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Vol. 5U, page 375, line 40, /or 1847, read 1857. 
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JULY, 1906. 


By HxNBT Hbbbbbt Edes, Esq. 

KoBERT Charles Winthrop, the younger of that name, was 
bom in his father's house, No. 7 Tremont Place, Boston, on the 7th 
of December, 1834, the elder son of Robert Charles and Eliza 
Cabot (Blanchard) Winthrop. Descended from forebears who for 
many generations had occupied a distinguished place in society and 
in all branches of the public service, he never forgot the admonition 
of Young that — 

" They that on glorious ancestors enlarge 
Produce their debt, instead of their discharge." 

Neither should his biographer fail to remember that ^no man is 
wholly accounted for, or known as well as he can 'be, who is studied 
apart from the genealogical tree on which he grew." 

The line of Mr. Winthrop's descent from Adam* Winthrop, of 
Lavenham, in the county of Suffolk, England, who was living in 
1498, was through Adam' (1498-1562), of Groton Manor, Suffolk, 
Master of the Cloth workers Company of London; Adam' (1548- 
1623), of Groton Manor, a lawyer and county magistrate; John* 
(1587-1649), of Groton Manor, afterward Governor of the Colony 
of the Massachusetts Bay, and the founder of Boston in New Eng- 
land; John, Jr.* (1605-1676), of Groton Manor, afterward of 
Ipswich, Massachusetts, and New London, Connecticut, Fellow of 
the Royal Society of London, and Governor of the Colony of Con- 
necticut; Wait Still* (1642-1717), of Boston, Commissioner of 
the United Colonies of New England, Major-General of the Colony, 
and Executive Councillor and Chief- Justice of the Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay; John' (1681-1747), of Boston, afterward 
of New London, Connecticut, a graduate of Harvard College in 
the Class of 1700, Fellow of the Royal Society, and the plaintiff in 
the cause celcbre of Winthrop v. Lechmere, which was an appeal 
to the Privy Council from the decision of the Connecticut Courts 
involving the English law of primogeniture; John Still* (1720- 
1776), of Boston, afterward of New London, Connecticut, agradu- 

VOL. LX. 16 

224 Robert Charles Winthrop, Jr. [July, 

ate of Yale College in the Class of 1737 ; Thomas Lindall,* LL.D. 
(1760-1841), of New London and later of Boston, a graduate of 
Harvard in the Class of 1780, and an Overseer of tfie College 
(1828-1841), member of the American Philosophical Society, 
Treasurer of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Presi- 
dent of the Massachusetts Historical Society and of the American 
Antiquarian Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of Northern An- 
tiquaries and of other learned bodies in Europe, and from 1826 
till 1833 Lieutenant-Governor of Massachusetts; and Robert 
Charles,*" LL.D. (1809-1894), of Boston, a graduate of Har- 
vard in the Class of 1828, President of the Alumni Association, 
and an Overseer of the College (1852-1856), in the Corporation of 
which he had twice refused a seat, member of the American Philo- 
sophical Society, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Society 
of Antiquaries of London, and other learned societies abroad. Presi- 
dent of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Speaker of the Massa- 
chusetts House of Representatives and of the Thirtieth Congress, 
and a Senator of the United States from Massachusetts, succeeding 
Daniel Webster. 

Mr. Winthrop's mother was bom in Boston on the 27th of May, 
1809. She was the daughter of Francis Blanchard, Esq., of Wen- 
ham, Massachusetts, and later of Boston, a graduate of Harvard in 
the remarkable Class of 1802, who studied law with Judge Charles 
Jackson and became his law partner before his appointment to the 
Bench of the Supreme Judicial Court in 1813, the year in which 
Mr. Blanchard died on the 26th of June. On the 29th of August, 
1808, he had married his second cousin, Mary Ann Cabot, daugh- 
ter of Francis and Ann (Clarke) Cabot and widow of Nathaniel 
Cabot Lee of Salem, who died on the 25th of July, 1809, soon 
after the birth of her daughter, who, in November, 1814, was taken 
into the family of her father's uncle, Samuel Pickering Gardner, 
where she remained until her marriage to Robert Charles Winthrop 
on the 12th of March, 1832. She died on the 14th of June, 1842, 
leaving three children, of whom the eldest is the subject of this 

More might be said of those distinguished ancestors of Mr. Win- 
throp who bore the names of Dudley, Bowdoin, and Temple, to 
name no others, but enough has already been told to show the en- 
vironment in which he was bom and bred and to account for his 
inheritance of abilities of a high order. 

Owing to the early death of his mother and the absence of his 
father in Washington in the public service, much of Mr. Winthrop's 
boyhood was spent with his kinsfolk in Salem and elsewhere. One 
of his cousins recently recalled the picture of young Winthrop 
lying upon the floor of his uncle's library devouring Scott's novels 
and other of the best English literature of that day, utterly oblivious 
of all that was passing around him. 

1906.] Bobert Charles Winthrop, Jr. 225 

Mr. Winthrop received his early education in the- private school 
of Mr. John Adam Weiese,* in Roxbury, in whose establishment 
he was a boarding pupil from 1840 to 1847, when he went abroad 
with his father. Of this, their first, visit to Europe, the son thus 
speaks in his Memoir of his father : 

'' He had friends and relatiyes both in England and France, and he took 
with him flattering letters of introduction from Mr. Webster and Mr. 
Everett, which made his first experience of London society an exception- 
ally agreeable one. In a fragment of autobiography privately printed by 
him not long before his death and now to be found in many public 
libraries, he gave some account of his intercourse with European celebri- 
ties at different periods, and it need only be mentioned here that among 
the persons of distinction of whom he was privileged to see a good deal in 

1847 were the Duke of Wellington, Sir Robert Peel, the poet Rogers, the 
historians Thiers, Mignet, Milman, Thirlwall and Hallam, Archbishop 
Whately, Bishops Wilberforce and Blomfield, Lord Landsdowne (then 
President of the Council), Lords Aberdeen and Stanley (both afterward 
prime ministers), Prince Louis Napoleon (then in exile in London), and 
King Louis Philippe, who twice received Mr. Winthrop informally at 
Neuilly" (page 64). 

Returning home in the autumn of 1847 from an experience which 
cannot have failed to make a lasting impression upon his youthful 
mind, young Winthrop, then well advanced in his studies, entered 
the Boston Public Latin School, where his father and grandfather 
had been prepared for college, as well as seven other members of 
his family, Professor John Winthrop, of the Class of 1721, who 
graduated at Harvard College in 1732, having been the first. In 

1848 he lefl the School, where the course was then five years, and 
entered Phillips Academy, Andover, where he remained till 1850, 
when he entered Harvard, from which he graduated in 1854. 

Of Mr. Winthrop's college life, the following extracts from let- 
ters of a few of his classmates and contemporaries not classmates 
will furnish an interesting glimpse : 


For more than two years we were at the same club table at Mrs. Guth- 
rie*s in Church Street, and we were in the Hasty Pudding and Porcellian 
Clubs together. . . . Winthrop's rooms were at Mrs. Guthrie's, and 
Payson Perrin Ellis, who had rooms in the same house, Charies Thorndike, 
Theodore Lyman and I were quite intimate with him. His other friends 

• A sketch of Mr. Wcisse is in Applcton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography 
(1889), vi., 423. His school in lioxbury was on the northwesterly side of Hawthorne 
Street, on an estate subsequently owned by Roland Worthinjsfton. John Chandler 
Bancroft (H. C. 1854) and the Rev. Dr. Alfred Porter Putnam (B. U. 1848) were also 
pupils of Mr. Weisse between 1840 and 1847. Nicholas Weisse, Sr., of Roxbury was 
his brother. Mr. Weisse married, 27 June, 1841, Jane Lee, duugliter of William Ilunt, 
of Watcrtown, Mass., and his wife Jane, daughter of George and Mary (Faneuil) 
Bcthune, of Boston. Mrs. Weisse compiled : Records, Genealogical Charts, and Tra- 
ditions of the Families of Bcthune and Faneuil, New York, 186iS; Records and Tradi- 
tions of the Families of Hunt and Weisse, New York, 1866; and A History of the 
Bethunc Family, Together with a Sketch of the Faneuil Family, New York, 1884. 

See also W. L. G. Hunt's Genealogy of the Name and Family of Hunt, Boston, 1863, 
p. 322; Bond's Genealogies and History of Watertown, pp. 174, 304. 

226 llobert Charles Winthropy Jr. [July, 

at that time, who continued to appreciate him while they lived, were John 
Quiucy Adams, Theodore Chase, George B. Chase, Langdon Erring, 
William Frick, Jr., John C. Bancroft, William S. Haseltine, James Savage, 
Charles Russell Lowell, William Thomdike, and S. Parknian Blake ; and 
Charles Francis Adams, Dr. Hall Curtis, George Putnam, Robert H. Ren- 
shaw. Dr. B. Joy Jeffries, and Horace H. Fumess are among the living 
who cared for him. 

Winthrop was popular with his class ; his abilities were recognized and 
he was made Class Orator. lie had plenty of brains, but was more dis- 
posed to use them in reading than in studying what did not interest him. 
.... With nlore work [he] could have been celebrated as a lawyer or poli- 
tician in the best sense, but he preferred to read,, work in his library or 
travel and lead the life of a cultivated gentleman. He was fond of detail, 
accurate and methodical, and would have made a good business man had 
he been obliged to turn his attention in that direction. He was indolent 
about exercise. With a large frame he might, as his classmate Dr. Wind- 
ship, the well known strong man, told him, have become an athlete, 
though the fashion did not then point in that direction for fame. . . . He 
was most loyal to his old friends and took a good deal of pains to see them. 

In college he made do mark as a student, although always a reader, and 
endowed with an extraordinary memory for what he read. Here, as in 
after life, his bookish interests were mainly in history, especially Ameri- 
can history. He was, however, indifferent to the way in which history, 
and indeed most other things, were then taught at Harvard ; and when 
called up at recitation he was apt to say nothing or to say " not prepared.'^ 
Once, however, the story goes, after a long series of these " not prepareds " 
he was called up for examination in the presence of the Visiting Commit- 
tee, and at once gave a fluent talk upon the point in question for almost 
five minutes, and until told he need go no further. 

His main distinction in the Class lay in his inherited faculty as a presid- 
ing officer. He was at the head of the two great clubs, the Porcellian and 
the Hasty Pudding,* and was usually selected to preside at any Class elec- 
tion or meeting. He belonged to neither of the Greek letter societies, and 
in their contests in the Hasty Pudding Club he, as President, sometimes 
maintained the balance of power in a salutary, if, perhaps, somewhat des- 
potic, way. 


In college Winthrop lived rather apart. He appeared to wholly neg- 
lect his studies, and except by a small circle of intimates he was very 
little known. In the last two years of his college course, however, he ac- 
quired a reputation as an admirable presiding officer and amateur actor in 
the Hasty Pudding Club, and he was always selected, as a matter of 
course, to preside at all festivities of the Class, both before and after grad- 
uation. He was outside of the bitter hostilities of the Class factions and 
was chosen Class Orator by a compromise as one whom neither faction ob- 
jected to. . . . On our twenty-fifth anniversary [24 June, 1879] he gave 
[at Young's] a dinner to the Class at which he presided with the same fe- 
licity and charm which had characterized liim in college days. 

• Mr. Winthrop wai also a member of the Institute of 1770. 

1906.] Eobert Charles Winthrop, Jr. 227 


He was certainly a man of cultivation and literary distinction. ... I 
remember thinking his oration witty, able, and worthy of his reputation. 


He was popular with his Class but not with the Faculty. . . . Kathar- 
ine Winthrop whom he defended was my ancestor, and he sent me his 
'' Defence " of her. The spirit is the same he had in college days versus 
the Faculty. 


His Oration was rather more jocular and sarcastic, but at the same time 
more interesting, than such performances are generally apt to be. On the 
evening, I think it must have been, of Class Day, there was a supper in 
Mr. Winthrop's room, the memory of which long lasted in college ; it has 
perhaps not yet entirely faded away. 


It was his utter lack of ambition which caused his failure to take any 
rank, but all his classmates knew the power and force that was in him, (f 
he could but be induced to put them forth. . . . Altliough he had no col- 
lege rank, which is never an ultimate criterion, so deeply had his talents 
and ability impressed themselves upon his classmates that he was elected, 
almost without opposition, their Class Orator. 

It was through no direct fault of his own that his degree was taken 
away from him. His offense in the eyes of the Fstculty was that he had 
provided means for an entertainment on the evening of Class Day a lit- 
tle too lavish for the occasion. . . . The supper was given in one of the 
rooms of Holworthy, on the ground floor, and its distinguishing feature 
was that it was open to all the world and not restricted to any Class. The 
Faculty, I believe, looked upon it as an act of bravado on Winthrop*s 
part. No thought of this, I am sure, entered Winthrop*s mind. It was 
merely done in the exuberance of his gratitude to his classmates for hav- 
ing elected him their Orator, — an election which, it was said, keenly grati- 
fied his father. 

The withholding of Mr. Winthrop's first degree was only tempo- 
rary, and it was conferred at the next Commencement, in 1855. 
He received his Master's degree in 1858. 

After Mr. Winthrop's death, one of his classmates prepared for 
the College Class Book a brief sketch from which the following ex- 
tracts are taken : 

Robert C. Winthrop, Jr., would have been more at place in Cambridge 
after the College became a liberal University. 

Placed so that he was free to follow the bent of his mind and the inter- 
ests surrounding his position, he developed his critical acumen and became 
a very interested and interesting member of the genealogical and histori- 
cal societies of his State and City. 

Those of his Class who knew him well and saw him often, could not but 
have been surprised in later years, at the recital of his pleasant Cambridge 
reminiscences, called up by talk of the past. 

If he and the Faculty never exactly agreed, he and his classmates always 
did, as shown by the prominence they accorded him so readily. The for- 
mer seemed never quite to understand him, the latter did more loyally. 

228 Bobert Charles Winthrapj Jr. [July, 

After graduation, Mr. Winthrop spent a year in the BLarvard 
Law School under Profeasors Joel Parker and Theophilus Parsons, 
and then entered the law office of Mr. Leverett Saltonstall. He 
was admitted to the Suffolk Bar in 1857, but never practised. 

On the 15th of October, 1857, Mr. Winthrop was married, in 
Boston, to Frances Pickering Adams, youngest daughter of Mr. 
Benjamin Adams, and immediately sailed for Europe. Till Mrs. 
Winthrop's death, their time was passed in travelling, the winters 
being divided between the south of France, Malta, and Italy, 
while the summers were devoted to Paris, England, and Germany. 
Mrs. Winthrop died, childless, in Rome on the 23d of April, 1860, 
at the age of twenty-four. Early in the following summer Mr. 
Winthrop returned to America, and from that time till 1866 he 
made frequent short trips to Europe, generally confining his travels 
to France and England. In the autumn of 1866 he again went 
abroad, remaining two years, during which time, in addition to 
long stays in Paris, he visited Spain, Portugal, Russia, and Italy. 
Besides travel and sightseeing, Mr. Winthrop found time while in 
Europe for the study of languages and to familiarize himself with 
European politics of which his knowledge was thorough. 

One of his contemporaries writes that — 

With the history of modem Europe, especially on its family and gene- 
alogical side, he was as familiar as with that of America. The Almanach 
de Gotha he hail at his fingers' end, almost at his tongue's end, and he was 
apt to reply to any question, '^ You will find that in the Almanach." 

Mr. Winthrop was a good French scholar, and his command of 
Spanish and Italian was sufficient for all purposes of travel and 
sightseeing. A connoisseur in art, he knew little of music although 
he enjoyed the Opera. As a young man and in early middle life 
he was an inveterate theatre-goer; later, however, he cared only 
for really fine acting; but whenever there was a good French 
company in Boston he rarely missed a single performance. 

On the 1st of June, 1869, Mr. Winthrop was married, in Bos- 
ton, to Elizabeth Mason, eldest daughter of Robert Means Mason 
and granddaughter of the Hon. Jeremiah Mason, the greatest law- 
yer of New England in his day, who was also a Senator of the 
United States from New Hampshire. In the following July, Mr. 
and Mrs. Winthrop went to Europe, where they remained till Sep- 
tember, 1871, travelling in Great Britain, France, Italy, and Ger- 
many. In the autumn of 1872 they established themselves at No. 
37 J Beacon Street, Boston, where they passed their winters till 1884, 
when they removed to No. 10 Walnut Street. Their summers 
were passed in various places till 1896, when they occupied the 
house at Manchester-by-the-Sea which they began to build in 1894. 

On returning to Boston, Mr. Winthrop found abundant leisure 
to pursue his literary and historical studies, and during the next few 

1906.] Eobert Charles Winthrop, Jr. 229 

years he was welcomed to fellowship in some of the leading Clubs 
and Societies. He had been a member of the Somerset Club since 
his graduation from Harvard, and now he also found enjoyment in 
the meetings of the Wednesday Evening Club, organized in Bos- 
ton as early as 1777, and of the Essex County Club, to which he 
belonged from its formation. He was also a member of the Bos- 
tonian Society. 

Mr. Winthrop's connection with this Society dates from the 7th 
of April, 1886. On its reorganization, in 1889, he was elected a 
member of the Council for three years, and rendered efficient ser- 
vice. From 1891 till 1902 he served on the Committee on English 
Research, and he was also a working member of other important 
committees. When the Consolidated Index of the first fifty vol- 
umes of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register 
was undertaken, he made a generous contribution toward its cost. 

It was to the work of the Massachusetts Historical Society, how- 
ever, that for nearly a quarter of a century Mr. Winthrop devoted 
his best energies. His connection with that venerable organization 
is best described in the following words of its President, Mr. 
Charles Francis Adams : 

Mr. Winthrop was chosen a Resident Member May 8, 1879, and during 
the presidency of his father. . . . For over twenty of the twenty-six years 
of his connection with the Society, Mr. Winthrop was one of the most 
active, interested, and influential of its members. More recently, owing 
to a marked tendency to seclasion,^-due,as he claimed, to bodily infirmi- 
ties and especially to a growing imperfection of hearing, — he had ceased 
to attend our meetings, the last at which he was present, and in which he 
took characteristic part, having been that of February, 1901. 

His first committee service was in 1880, in connection with the Win- 
throp Papers, in the preparation and publication of which he took a natu- 
ral and hereditary pride. The finances of the Society were at that time in 
a far from flourishing state, and it was Mr. Winthrop who quietly came 
forward and met the cost, some $1200, of printing the volume (Part IV.) 
publislied after he had been made a member of the committee. Subsequently, 
in 1889, 1892, and 1897, he served on the similar committees for the pub- 
lication of Parts V. and VI. of the Winthrop Papers and of the volume of 
Bowdoin and Temple Papers. Between 1886 and 1898 his service on 
other committees was almost continuous and never merely nominal. He 
was essentially a working member. . . . 

Passing to his communications and share in our proceedings, besides two 
lesser memoirs, that on R. M. Mason and that on David Sears, he prepared 
the more elaborate biography o9 the elder Robert C. Winthrop. This 
last, let me say in passing, was not only a most creditable piece of literary 
work, done with much judgment and good taste, but it stands in lasting 
evidence o£ that abiding and admiring respect for his father which was in 
him so marked a characteristic. Besides the above, the list of Mr. Win- 
throp's miscellaneous formal contributions .... is too long for detailed 
enumeration ; suffice it to say, it includes many of the most valuable as 
well as entertaining papers read at our meetings between 1880 and 1900. 
During those years no one was listened to with more instruction, certainly 

230 Robert Charles Winthrop, Jr. [July, 

no one at times did so mnch to enliven a Beries of meetings not character- 
ized, as a mle, by sallies of homor or aggressiTeneas of speech. Nor was 
his participation confined to formal papers ; and the older members of the 
Society will bear me ont in the statement thaU when Mr. Winthrop took 
the floor, whatever degree of listlessness might before have been apparent 
at once disappeared from our gatherings. Al| was alertness and attention. 

An accomplished host as well as a generous giver, to him we owe that 
most valuable double autograph of Governors Bradford and Winthrop 
which ornaments our entrance chamber, one of the most precious of the 
Society's possessions ; and on two occasions at least, the special meeting 
after the death of Charles Deane and the Annual Meeting of April, 1898, 
he entertained the Society at his home. 

Altogether, I may confidently assert that through a score of years no 
member of our organization was more constant in attendance, more fruit- 
ful in matter, more entertaining as well as instructive in his contributions, 
more generous in gift and more lavish in hospitality than was that friend 
and associate of fifty years whose death I to^y announce.* 

While Mr. Winthrop's services to the Massachusetts Historical 
Society, as author and editor, were various and valuable, his great 
work was his Memoir of his father. This substantial volume of 
moVe thau three hundred and fifty pages is remarkable for many 
things besides those mentioned by Mr. Adams : it is just and dis- 
criminating ; notable for what it omits, both of persons and events ; 
frank to a degree unusual in family biographies ; and, when we re- 
member Mr. Winthrop's filial attitude, and that certain political 
events ended the elder Winthrop's public career, for which he had 
most unusual qualifications, the reader marvels at the calm self- 
restraint, the perfect candor and the absence of passion and resent- 
ment which characterizes the portrayal of this period of his father^s 
public life. Reverence and affection, the truest sympathy in his 
father's domestic joys and sorrows, and determination to vindicate 
his character from the unjust aspersions and misjudgments of polit- 
ical enemies and thoughtless contemporaries are everywhere appar- 
ent. One of Mr. Winthrop's early friends writes : 

His after life was quiet and domestic. He kept up his historical studies, 
but wrote much less thau his friends had hoped for. His Life of Robert 
C. Winthrop is, however, everywhere recognized as a model of biographi- 
cal writing, perfectly impartial, never allowing his filial relation to inter- 
fere with a clear statement of all phases of his father's character and ca- 

A Classmate adds this estimate of the volume : 

I think Robert Winthrop's Memoir of his father gives an impression of 
his own character and abilities. ... I have long considered it equal to the 
very best biographies extant, — indeed, I cannot name another that I con- 
sider as good, — and it is quite as much a monument to the writer as to the 
subject. The Defence of Katharine Winthrop I have not seen. . . . Ex- 
cept the exquisite biography of which I have already spoken, he did noth- 
ing to my knowledge which disclosed his remarkable gifts. 

« 2 Proceeding! of the Massachasetts Historical Society, xiz. 301, 302. 

1906.] Robert Charles Winthrop, Jr. 231 

There was, however, another literary production of Mr. Win- 
throp, already mentioned, which, although in an entirely different 
vein from the Memoir of his father, is nevertheless entitled to prom- 
inent mention in any biographical notice of its author. One of our 
younger scholars has pronounced it '' the brightest historical gem 
we have produced." On the cover of this pampUet is printed — 
•'.A Few Words in Defence of an Elderly Lady," while the more 
formal title-page runs, " A Difference of Opinion concerning the 
reasons why Katharine Winthrop* refused to marry Chief Justice 
Sewall." In an Address on the Life and Character of Chief Jus- 
tice Sewall, delivered in the Old South Meeting House, in October, 
1884, Dr. George E. Ellis had styled Madam Winthrop a " worldly 
minded woman " and had intimated " that she first encouraged an 
old man to make her an offer of marriage and then refused him 
from mercenary motives." A few months later, when the Address 
had been printed and distributed, these passages fell under Mr. Win- 
throp's notice, aroused his indignation, and called forth his ''De- 
fence" of the lady. ' This paper was read at a meeting of one of 
the Societies with which he was in fellowship, in February, 1885. 
Declaring that "sufferance is not the badge of all my tribe," and 
that " the angelic attribute of Patience has ever been imperfectly 
developed in my composition," Mr. Winthrop proceeded to deal 
with his subject in a manner peculiarly his own. As a piece of lit- 
erature it is brilliant, discovering a sagacious insight into character, 
a masterly power of statement and of analysis, dry humor, keen 
wit, an equally keen sense of the ludicrqus, generous appreciation 
of the worth and rights of others, pungent phrases expressive of 
his indignation at the injustice done to Madam Winthrop, and 
therewithal a rollicking good-humor which disarms at once the crit- 
icism of unprejudiced and disinterested readers. The Publishing 
Committee of the Society, however, in the exercise of the discre- 
tion conferred upon it by the By-Laws, did " not think fit " to in- 
clude it in the printed Proceedings of the Society. As might have 
been foreseen, Mr. Winthrop promptly had his "Defence" printed 
and distributed to his friends and public institutions. The pamphlet 
is divided into two Chapters. Chapter I., " Wherein the Champion 
of an Elderly Lady recites her Wrongs," is introduced by the ex- 
clamation of Angus — 

" And darett thou then 
To heard the lion in his den. 
The Douglas in his hall f " 

Chapter II., "Wherein an Elderly Lady's Champion unfolds a 

• Katharine Winthrop, born 26 September, 1664, was a daughter of Thomas Brattle, 
the richest merchant or his day in New England, and widow of John Eyre of Bos- 
ton at the time of her marriage to Chief-Justice Wait Still Winthrop, 13 November, 
1707. She died 2 August, 1725 (Boston Record Commissioners' Reports, ix. 91, 
xxviii. 17; Sewall's Diary, iii. 363; Paige, History of Cambridge, p. 499). 

282 Robert Charles Winthrop^ Jr. [July> 

Penitential Tale," begins with a passage from the lanientations of 
King David — 

'^ AU they that $ee me . . . . they shoot out the lip, they shake the head.*' 

The second chapter is, in a way, autobiographical and sheds light 
upon Mr. Winthrop's college career and his relations to the Faculty, 
of which mention has been already made. It also reveals his un- 
willingness to conceal any shortcomings of his own, knowledge of 
which may be necessary to a proper understanding of his personal 
relation to events he is describing, — a delicious frankness, indeed, 
which it behooves his biographer not to forget. A portion of this 
chapter, which comprises Mr. Winthrop's Remarks at the April 
meeting of the same Society, follows : 

The explanation I am about to make is, as I said before, a short one ; 
bat in order to make it, I am obliged to go back to a period when some 
of the younger members of this Society were in their cradles, to a time- 
two and thirty years ago— when, as a member of the Junior Class of Har- 
vard College, and in compliance with an official summons, I waited upon 
the President of the University, the lamented Dr. James Walker, to hear 
from his venerable lips the announcement that the College Faculty, by a 
unanimous vote, had awarded to me what was then known as a ** Public 
Admonition " for an offence which, after this lapse of time, I blush to de- 
scribe, and which consisted in the consumption and distribution of peanuts 
in the College Chapel during a Dudleian Lecture. I could not in con- 
science deny the charge ; and I was aware that any attempt to do so would 
be futile, as I had not long before been credibly assured that no less com- 
petent an authority than a well-known Professor of Political Economy had 
personally identified a heap of shells under my seat. I ventured, however, 
to insinuate some slight palliation of the enormity of which I had been 
guilty, by pointing out that no inconsiderable portion of that Dudleian 
Lecture had been devoted to undermining certain religious tenets which I 
had from childhood been taught to reverence. Dr. Walker rejoined, in 
accents of unmistakable severity, although, as it seemed to me, there played 
across his expressive features the shadow — the momentary shadow— of a 
smile : ^* Mr. Winthrop, your conduct in this, as in some other matters, has 
been marked by an incorrigible want of decorum." 

Well-nigh a third of a century has passed away since I was privileged 
to enjoy, on that and at least one other somewhat similar occasion, a few 
minutes of close personal intercourse with so remarkable a man ; and, 
viewed in the light of subsequent experiences, those memorable words of 
his which I have just quoted seem now to me to have been instinct with a 
sort of prophetic pathos. Again and again have I been made the subject 
of such misconceptions. Endowed by nature with the keenest apprecia- 
tion of whatever is grave and solemn and respectable in this world ; ani- 
mated as I have long been, by an eager desire to concentrate these qualities 
in an eminent degree in my own person,— I yet seem, somehow or other, 
only to have succeeded in encountering, from time to time, a perverse dis- 
position to attribute to me an ill-judged levity wholly foreign to my tem- 
perament. It has even been broadly hinted to me that in a communication 
which I felt it my duty to make to this Society at its February meeting, I 
was considered in some influential quarters to have transcended the very 

1906.] Bobert Ciartes WitUirap^ ^. SS3 

dimax of prerioiis indiscredaii. And 80 I sUnd op here this ftfternoon^ 
figoradTelT attired in sackdotk. bowing a gray head in what is intended to 
be a penitential attitude, indicatire (S contrition ; and as I look around 
me, while I seem to discern here and there on some expres»Te features the 
shadow — the momentanr shadow--of a smile, yet in my heart of hearts I 
realize that if some yeneiaUe lips saw fit to q)«ak, they would only, I fear« 
re-echo the language of James Walker two and thirty years ago, and im- 
pute to me ^ an incorrigible absence of decorum." 

To those gentlemen who may not hare been present at the February 
meeting, I will briefly explain^ that I hurried here that afternoon, bursting, 
I may say, with what I thought a righteous indignation, — ^fired, as it were, 
by a pious zeal to vindicate Uie memory of an aged lady, who would, had 
she been able, hare risen here herself before us, from her grave just below 
that window, the great-great-grandmother of the retiring President of this 
Society, whose chvacter had ^n, as I conceived, somewhat cruelly bespat^ 
tered in a recent pamphlet from the authoritiTe pen of our reTered Senior 
Vice-President, soon, as I magnanimously hope, to be hailed by us by an 
even more august title. 

After the meeting was over, it occurred to me to put to one of our lead- 
ing members, with whom I was in casual conversation, this crucial question : 
<< How much," I inquired, *' of what I said this afternoon would you advise 
me to send in for publication ? " His countenance fell, — ^he looked at me 
somewhat askance, — and, taking refuge in periphrastic ambiguity, he re- 
plied : " They are likelv to be very short of space in the forthcoming 
volume. Several memoirs have unexpectedly come in, and the Doctor is 
said to have prepared one more than forty pages long," Well, I confess, 
such is the egregious vanity often resulting from literary composition , that 
for an instant I felt like exclaiming, " How hard — how hard — that this 
little ewe lamb of mine — this widow's mite of a communication, so to speak 
— must be sacrificed because some one has imexpectedly prepared a memoir 
more than forty pages long ! " - But in a twinkling my better nature as- 
serted its supremacy, and I said to mys&lf, " Age before merit, — I will go 
home and shear that little ewe lamb ! " And I went home, and I clipped 
away a little here and I expurgated a little there, making a not inconsider- 
able reduction ; and the next day, with a light heart and an easy con- 
science, I dispatched what was left to our admirable Recording Secretary, 
Professor Young. Bitter, bitter deception ! About a week after, I got a 
letter from him, couched in most courteous language, — he could pen no 
other, — delicately but frankly intimating to me that my little ewe lamb 
was a source of no small embarrassment to the Publishing Committee. 
One eminent member of the Society (whom he did not name) was substan- 
tially of the opinion that so misbegotten a beast had no proper place in 
our sheep fold. Another eminent member (whom he equally did not name) 
considered that, if admitted at all, the process of shearing should be continued 
even to the bone. A third contented himself with the general suggt'Stion 
that my method of treating such subjects was hanlly in accordance with the 
dignified traditions of this body. I took all these criticisms in good part. 
I realized that the gentlemen who made them could have no possible bias, 
that they were actuated only by a sense of duty, or by a desire to promote 
what they believed to be the best interests of this Society. I deferred to 
their better judgment. I drew the sacrificial knife. I said, " I have been 
willing in moderation to shear, but I cannot vivisect this animal ; I prefer 
to cut its throat" In other words, I withdrew the communication ; sul>> 

234 Eobert Charles Winthrop, Jr. [July, 

stitating for it that half-page of innocuoas manascript which yoa will find 
printed in the yolnme of Proceedings this day laid apon the table.* 

And here, so far as this Society is concerned, I drop the subject ; merely 
adding that, while I freely consented to make this little sacrifice, while I 
was even ready to h amble myself as I have done here to-day, yet I could 
not find it in my heart to abandon one who. as I firmly believe, has rested 
her defence upon my shoulders. I reflected that the pamphlet, the accu- 
racy of passages in which I called in question, has not merely been dis- 
tributed among the personal friends of its distinguished author, but that it 
has unquestionably found a place — a place of permanent record — on the 
shelves of numerous public libraries in New £ngland and elsewhere ; and 
I thought it only fair, only right, that the future student of provincial do- 
mestic history should be enabled to discover in some obscure and dusty 
comer of the same shelves another little pamphlet, issued solely upon my own 
responsibility, disengaging wholly the dignity of this Society, and which 
will embody the substance of my remarks upon this subject, accompanied, 
not impossibly, by some slight annotation. I shall be happy to send a 
copy of this little pamphlet to any member of the Society who may feel 
the smallest interest in the matter, and in the mean time I should be really 
grateful if any one of them — Mr. Charles Francis Adams, Jr.,t of course, 
necessarily excepted — would supply me with an appropriate classical quo- 
tation for my titlepage. Those I have hitherto thought of do not quite 
satisfy me, and I have been obliged thus far to content myself with the 
following sentence, or rather half-sentence, which I take from an inspired 
source : " And David put his hand in his bag, and drew thence a stone, 
and slang it ! " 

Note. — An obliging person has pointed out to me, what I supposed I had 
made snfflciently evident, that I have not the blood of the lady of whom I have 
constituted myself the champion. He seems to think that because I am descended 
from her step-son, I must necessarily be indifferent to her good name. I can 
only reply that such has not been my own experience of the state of mind re- 
sulting from such family connections. 

I rejjrct to add (and I only mention it because I am afraid Dr. E. may, if I do 
not) that this step-son, after his father's death, became an imprudent person in 
money matters. Katharine Winthrop was pat to great annoyance by his delay 
in refunding a considerable sum she had allowed him the use of; and though 
she eventnally got back her principal, I doubt if she ever saw a penny of her 
Interest. I venture to hope that she may regard my activity in her behalf in 
the light of a tardy reimbursement; and if I am fortunate enough to obtain 
from her any distinct manifestation on this subject, I shall communicate it to 
the Society for Psychical Research. R. C. W., Jr. 

Mr. Winthrop led, from preference, a retired life, and although 
a loyal American he took no active part in politics and held no 
public oflSce. He was, however, constantly employed in important 
historical and biographical work, of which his Memoir of his father 
and his Defence of Katharine Winthrop are the best fruit. He 
especially liked biography, and was an incessant reader. While 
he shunned publicity and ostentation, he was most kind and 
obliging, especially to strangers and historical students and scholars 

•Proceedings, 1884-1885, p. 379. 

t This reference to Mr. Adams was doubtless prompted by his Oration, entitled 
" A College Fetich," — a term by which he charactenaed tiie traditional study of Greek, — 
delivered in June, 1883, before the Harvard Chapter of ^.B.K. 

1906.] Robert Charles Winthrop, Jr. 235 

who wrote or called upon him for information concerning persons 
or events that possibly are mentioned in his unrivalled collection of 
family papers. He was also thoughtfully kind-hearted, as is seen 
in the gift, after his father's death, of all his father's spectacles to 
one of the leading oculists of Boston, to be given to his poor pa- 
tients. Like his father, Mr. Winthrop was himself very near- 
sighted, and in consequence oft;en passed his most intimate friends 
on the street without bow or recognition of any kind, — a fact that 
caused him to be regarded as snobbish by persons who knew him 
but slightly, — an amusing misapprehension, since he was one of 
the most democratic of men, appreciating individuality of character in 
whatever walk of life he found it. One of Mr. Winthrop's friends 
writes : 

He always had a very stroog family feeling, and every Sunday night 
daring my mother's life nothing would prevent his paying her a regular 
Sunday evening visit. 

He certainly had remarkable talents. .... He was a man who 
loved accuracy and hated nebulosity. What some people, I think, regarded 
as hardness on his part was a desire to prevent the possibility of • future 

He also hated injustice and loved fair play. 

In his beautiful home in Walnut Street, adorned by a great and 
matchless collection of portraits of his ancestors and kinsfolk of 
many generations, and of his own and his father's friends among 
famous men, Mr. Winthrop died, in consequence of a surgical ope- 
ration, in the evening of Monday, the 5th of June, 1905, in his 
seventy-first year. The funeral was held on the following Friday, 
in St. John's Memorial Chapel in Cambridge, built nearly thirty 
years before by Mrs. Winthrop's father. During the service on 
that beautiful summer afternoon, as the setting sun streamed through 
the painted windows as if in benediction upon the scene, the opening 
lines of one of Longfellow's sonnets involuntarily came to mind : 

^' I stand beneath the tree whose branches shade 
Thy western window, Chapel of St. John ! 
And hear its leaves repeat their benison 
On him whose hands thy stones memorial laid." 

Mr. Winthrop was survived by his widow, a son, Robert Mason 
Winthrop, a graduate of Harvard in the Class of 1895 and now 
Secretary of Legation at Madrid, and two daughters, Clara Bow- 
doin Winthrop and Margaret Tyndal Winthrop, the name of the 
younger being a pleasant reminder, after the lapse of nearly three 
centuries, of the saintly woman who for nearly thirty years shared 
the joys and sorrows of Governor John Winthrop the elder. In 
his will he describes himself as "Robert Charles Winthrop, the 
younger of that name," having always retained the "Junior" after 
the death of his father. His public bequests of more than thirty 
thousand dollars were to the Massachusetts Historical Society, 

236 Journal of Con$tantine Hardy, [Julj, 

the New England Historic Genealogical Society, The Colonial So- 
ciety of Massachusetts^ the Bostonian Society, die Boston Episcopal 
Charitable Society, Bowdoin College, and tPhillips Academy, An- 
dover, the income of the last two bequests ^to be used for the 
encouragement of the study of Greek and Latin authors." Mr. 
Winthrop's modesty is recognized in his two bequests to the His- 
torical Society, both of which are to be added to existing Funds 
already named for those who gave them. 



OF 1759. 

Communicated by Chablbs A. Flaoo, Esq., of Washinc^n, D. C. 

The writer of this diary was bom in Westborough, Mass. , 6 Mar. , 
1736-7. Enlisting in Apr., 1759, his company evidently formed a 
part of the 2d battalion of Col. Ruggles's Worcester County regi- 

Hardy passed the remainder of his days in Westborough, and 
died there 16 Mar., 1777. By his marriage with Jemima Brigham of 
Shrewsbury (intention recorded 15 Jan., 1763), he had two sons 
and five daughters. The elder son, Constantine, removed to Upton, 
and later to Shelburne, Mass. The latter's great-granddaughter. 
Miss Elizabeth Hardy, of Shelburne, is the present owner of the diary. 
This consisted originally of a book of twenty-two leaves, but only 
twelve and part of another of the leaves are now remaining. 

April the 2 1759. I inlested in to his maiestys Seruice to Serae my 
King and Cuntry Under Capten Sephen Maynard* 

May the 10. 1759. I Past muster at Worcester Before Capt. Whelock 
and then the Next time we Past muster at Springfield Before a helanderf 
officer and the Next Day we was ordered to march and we marched as fur 
as the 8ig of the Black horse and then we halted and then we was ordered 
to march from there to go ouer the Riuer and we Stad for our billingtin we 
stod till Corl Ruglsf Came oiit and then we marched ouer the Riuer and 
Lay in an old house one Night and all the Next Day till about Sundown 
and then orders Came for us to march ouer to westfield and from theire 
wee went to Gla8cho§ and the Next Day we went tlirow the greenwoods 
and then from thir we went to Sheffield their we Staid til monday and then 
went to go to Canter hook|| and Lay in the woods one Night and the Next 
Day we went in to Canter Hook and tarried tlieir one Night and the Next 
Day we ariued Safe to Green bush and tarried their one Night and the 

• Undoubtedly Capt. Stephen Maynard, a prominent man of Westborough. 
t Highlander, or Scotch. 

X Timothy Kuggles of Hardwick, colonel and brigadier general in this war, and 
later a prominent tory in Revolutionary days. 
'\ IMiiiidford, which had earlier borne the name of Glasgow. 

1906.] Journal of Constantine Hardy. 237 

Next day we went in to Albany and we went Up onto the Hil abone the 
Sitty and their we Lay aboat a fort net or three weeks. 

Staate Van Sanstoord opposit to the Kings Coot of Anns Eight huts 
Lef hear Albony Jane : the : 1 Ano Domine 1759 

June the 18. 1759. Conedcnt Jerzy Blows* and the Royal Scotch From 
Ford Edward to go to the Lake. 

Jane the 20. we Sot oat to go to the Lak and at Night wee arined Safe 
at the Lake their was Six or seuen thousand got to the Lake that Night. 

June the 24. mr for Bushesf text was in Mathew the 5 Chapter and 
the Forty forth Verse. 

June y® 28. all the Batallion Went out to Shooting Plattoons and We 
Shot three Rounds a Piece and then Brock off 

July the 2. the French and Endions Came upon a Party of Jarzy Blews 
that was apealing Bark and kild and Took Eleuen they Came in open 
Sight of the Camp their Rallied out Maier Rogers} with a Number of 
the Rangers and they Pursued after them and they Came in Sight of them 
Jest as ^ey got in to their Battoes and So they got away. 

July ye 2. [Duplicating the last entry] there Came fourteen Batooes 
from tantrabogus Parte of the Way to the Lakes to the Camps and then 
there Came about Twenty Indians ypon a party of the Jerzy Blews of Eigh- 
teen men and killed and Scalped and Took thirteen out of Eighteen and they 
Came Within one Hundred and fifty Rod of the Camps in open Sight of 
us all and we Dont know that We killed any one of th^m But the Raiugers 
folowed hard after them and they had got into their Batooes and had got 
off about twenty Rods from the Land and So got away 

July the 9. 1759. The Reu. Mr. Forbush Preached a Sermon From 
the first of Samuel the Seuetentnth Chapter and the Forty fifth Verse. 

July the 12 : 1759. Mier Rogers Went out with about Five hundred 
men with him and a Cannon or two he went Down the Lake as Far as the 
first Narrows and He Came uppon a Party of french and Endions they 
met and they had a Small Scurmey and they Cild one Serient and wounded 
one man more but we dont know as we CiUed any of tbem but it l^oks 
Very Likely that they Cilled Some of tbem for we Shot one of their bat- 
toes in two and Droue them and took a Small Brest work and Burnt it up 
and then Came of and Left them and he got in the Same Nigh^. 

July the 13: 1759. There was a man Shot to Deth for Desertion 
amongst the regulars. 

July the: 14: 1759. the first Battallion Came up to the Lake and 
Joyued the Second Battallion and their was a Ridgment or a Part of a 
Ridgment of Coneticots and Some Jerzey Blews. 

July the 15 : 1759. The Rev. mr. Forbush Preached a Sermon from 
Jeremiah the Forty Eight Chapter and the tenth Veirce. 

July the 17. their was a french fiag of truce Came in hero and what 
they Came in for I know not. 

The Eighteenth Day. their was a Number of men went out to Shoot 
of their guns and their was Very hot fighering for Some Considerable time 

July the 21. the army all im barct to Set out for tiantorogo and we 
got with in three or four miles of the Landing Place and then Lay upon 
our ores all Night and a teedious Night we had and in the morning the 
Rangers and Conl : Willems Ridgment and the Second Battallion of 

♦ The New Jersey troops were commonly designated Jersey blues. 

t Uev. Eli Forbes of North Brookfield, chaplain of Ruggles's regiment. 

X Mi^'. Robert Rogers, the commander of the celebrated Rangers. 

238 Oeorge Bethune. [Jaljt 

Bregidear Rngles Ridgment all Landed upon the East Side of the Lake 
and we marched Roand upon the mountains and came Li by the mils and 
then the Second Battalion marched up By the East side of the Lake 
against their brcst work and Built a Brest woork annd then Cap : Maynard 
with about Fifty men went upon the Rocks upon a Point of Land wheir 
Lake george and the South Bay Emtyed in to Lake Cham Plain and their 
they built another Smal Brest woork wheir they Cept a guard of twenty 
fine men 

Augst the 5 1759. The Second Batalion of Brigedar Rugilses Ridgment 
Set out for Crown Point and about half way between Sundown and Dark 
we all a Riued Safe at Crown Point and then we had to on Lod our Bat- 
toes and then we marched upon the grass wheir the gras was fit to mough 
and Caupt Down that Night Some of us Pitched our tents and Some of 
them Neuer Stood to Pitch their Tents But Lay Right Down upon the 
grass till morning 

August the 6 : 1759. We was ordered to pitch our tents in order 

Crown]>oint Avgust the 10 1759. Recevd a Letter from home Dated 
July the 25 Anadomine 1759 

Crownpoiut August ye 26 : 1759. the Reverend mr. forbush went over 
to Col. Whitings Ridgments to Preach for all our men was gon out of 
the Camps and he had None to Preach to he Dident Preach to None of 
oom onely what went to that Ridgment and that want mayny only a few 
Sick ones that want able to go upon feteague 

Crownpoiut September 23. the Reu Mr Preached a Sermon 

from Mathew the fifth Chapter and the Eight Verse 


By Charles P. Notes, Esq., of St. Paul, Minn. 

George Bethune, son of William and grandson of Robert and Marion 
(Inglis) Bethune of Craigfurdie, Scotland, arrived in Boston about 1710. 
The approximate year of his arrival is obtained from Sewall's Diary, where, 
under date of Mar. 11, 1710-1, we find this note: "Thomas Lee, and 
George Bethune fin*d for Constables." 

It has been stated that George Bethune came to Boston about 1724, es- 
tablished himself as a banker there, and married a Miss Carey ; but after 
a most thorough search in Boston for the ancestry of Miss Carey, I became 
satisfied that this was an error, and my later discovery of the following 
records proves it to be so. 

In the Boston Book of Marriage Intentions we find George Bethune was 
published June 10, 1713, to Mary Waters of Marblehead, while in the 
Marblehead town record of Marriages appears this record : ** George Bethune 
of Boston and Mrs. Mary Waters Je 3 1713.*' Another record gives the 
date as June 30. Mary Waters, bom Feb. 25, 1691-2, baptized at Mar- 
blehead Apr. 24, IG92, was the eldest daughter of William and Elizabeth 
(Latimer) Waters of Marblehead, Mass. 

Further confirmation of the marriage was found in the following: 
George Bethune of Boston deeded property. Sept 10, 1722, to Nathaniel 
Norden, Mary Waters's uncle, to settle the estate which NatlianieJ Norden 
held in his own right, and which, on his decease, was to go to Latimer 

1906.] Oeorge Bethune. 239 

Waters (Mary's brother) and his heirs ; and in default of such heirs it was 
to go to the next of kin of Latimer's deceased mother, Elizabeth (Latimer) 
Waters. (Essex Co. Deeds, Vol. 41, p. 209.) Sept. 14, 1722, Nathaniel 
Norden of Marblehead, " for love of his kinswoman Mary wife of George 
Bethune," deeded to her a certain house ^' now in possession of Benjamin 
Stacy called The Three Codds Tavern." (Essex Co. Deeds, Vol. 41, p. 
210.) In a deed of settlement in 1722, Nathaniel Norden gave to Latimer 
Waters, Mary Petherick, spinster, of Marblehead, George Bethune of 
Boston and Mary his wife, two dwellings which were part of the estate of 
Christopher Latimer, set off to Nathaniel Norden in lieu of debt. (Essex 
Co. Deeds, Vol. 44, p. 88.) In the final distribution of Christopher 
Latimer's estate, Jan. 6, 1726, the division was between Latimer Waters 
of Marblehead and George and Mary Bethune of Boston — " One half to 
Latimer Waters and the other half to Mary Bethune, children of William 
and Elizabeth Waters, said Elizabeth being a daughter of Christopher 
Latimer." (Essex Deeds, Vol. 53, p. 180.) There appears to have been 
no other George Bethune of Boston at that time, so the above seems to 
establish beyond question the fact that his wife was Mary Waters. 

George Bethune was undoubtedly engaged to some extent in shipping 
trade, as, Dec. 18, 1727, he bought of Daniel Law "the sloop Mayflower 
all ready for a voyage to Honduras." He was one of the members of the 
Scots Charitable Society of Boston, and in 1732 was Justice of the Peace. 
The date of his death is not known, but it was probably in 1735, as an 
inventory of his estate was taken Feb. 20, 1735-6, in Boston. 

The children of George and Mary (Waters) Bethune were: 

i. Janr, b. June 15, 1714; m. (1) Feb. 1, 1737-8, Dr. (or Capt.) Moses, 
son of Samuel and Mercy (Hinckley) Prince, who d. July 6, 1745, 
at Antigua, W. I. ; and m. (2) Sept., 17<>1, as his third wife, Hon. 
Peter, son of Col. John and Elizabeth (Coffin) Oilman. She died 
at Newburyport, Mass., Mar. 9, 1795. 

ii. Nathanikl, b. July 25, 1715; m. probably Hannah (or Abigail), 
daughter of Job and Sarah (Palmer) Lewis. He was Justice of 
the Peace in 1760; and d. In Boston. His will was dated Feb. 1, 
and probated Mar. 15, 1771. 

lii. Mary, b. Apr. 27, 1717; d. young. 

iv. Eliza (or Elizabktii), b. June 1, 1718; m. in 1758 (intention pub- 
lished Oct. 26), Ezekiel Lewis. She probai)ly d. before 1771, as 
her brother Nathaniel in his will mentions only her husband, 
•♦ Brother Ezekiel Lewis." 

V. Geouoe, b. in 1719; d. the same year. 

vi. George, b. Dec. 7, 1720; m. in 1754 (intention published July 15, 
1761), Mary, daughter of Benjamin Faneuil, and niece of Peter 
Faneuil, of Boston. He was Justice of the Peace in 1774; and d. 
in Cambridge, in 1785. 

vii. Susanna, b. Dec. 11, 1722; m. Benjamin Pemberton. 

viii. Hknry, b. Aug. 18, 1724. 

ix. Sarah, b. June 27, 1728; m. in 1700 (intention published June 30), 
Rev. Sylvanus Conant of Mlddleborough, Mass. 

X. Mary, b. Oct. 7, 1730. 

Mary Waters, wife of George Bethune, was daughter of William Waters 
(d. 1704) ; and granddaughter of William Waters (cl. 1 084), of Marblehead, 
and his wife Hannah (Peach) Bradstreet, the daughter of John Peach (d. 
1694) of Marblehead. 

Her mother, Elizabeth Latimer (d. 1699), was daughter of Christopher 
Latimer (d. 1G90), of Marblehead, and his wife Mary (d. 1081), daughter 
of William Pitta (d. after 1679), of Marblehead and Boston, Mass. 
VOL. LX. 17 


PtuKtiger Litts to America. 



Commanicated by Ge&^ld Fotheroill, Esq** of New Wandsworth, London, 


[Continued from page 164.] 

List of Passengers who Id tend to proceed on board the American Ship 
Jefferson to New York from Sligo, James Adams, Master, sworn at Sligo, 
16 ApL, 1803. 

Peter Gonagle 




James Clenten 


Edmd Gilfeader 


£dm^ Leyonard 


Thomas Reily 


Pat. Waterson 


James M^Key 


John M<'Gan 


James Curry 


Thos Wymbs 


Dan* Gilmartin 


Mich* Wymbs 


Thos Farrel 


Pat Hangdon 


John Higgins 

John Harken 


WUliam Kalens 

Fran* KeUy 


The following duplicate 

of the foregoing, sworn 28 ApL, 

1803, by James 

Adams, the Master, gives 

fuller information. 

Peter Nangle 

aged 40 of Sligo Labourer 

James Genton 


Clurbagh Sligo 


Edm** Leynerk 


i( a 


Pat Waterson 


a u 


John M<K^an 


Cams Sligo 


Thos Wymbs 


" " Dealer 

Micy " 


(( a 


Pat Haregdon 


Moneygold " Labourer 

John Harken 


Grange " 


Fra» Kelly 


Bunduff " 


Pat Nelis 


Creery " 


Edm<* Gilfeader 


M' Temple " 


Tho« ReUly 


(( (( u 


Ja» M^Key 




Ja» Curry 




Dan^ Gilmartin 




Tho» Farrell 


Clurbagh Sligo 


Jno Higgins 


(( ^ u 


W°» Kalens 


(( (( 


A List of Passengers who intend going to Baltiniore in the Ship Serpent 
of Baltimore, Arch** McCockell, Master, swoi 


Joseph Neilson 






sworn at Londonderry, 30 Apl., 
Farmer Strabane 


14 spinster 
12 " 




Pa$aenger Lists to America. 


Sam' McCarthy 

25 Labourer 

' Q^lagh 

Dav*' Falls 



Sam' Turner 



Jn« Neilson 



Pat Moanigle 

28 " 


Neal M^^Peak 

80 " 


Mich' M^^Cann 

40 Farmer 


Phelix M^^Cann 

35 « 


Pat'^ " 



Peter « 

18 *« 


N^Uy « 



Susan " 



Hannah << 

16 spinster 


Mary « 

14 " 


James M^Bride 

25 Farmer 


Catherine '^ 



Peter Corbitt 

25 Farmer 


IsabeUa « 



John Mundell 

40 Farmer 


Margaret MondeU 

I 89 


Samuel " 

46 Farmer 


W™ Jn« " 

25 " 


Isabella « 



Isabella " 

20 spinster 


Jane " 

16 ** 


Mary " 


14 " 




Margt Craig 



Geo Tiaird 

25 Farmer 


Sam' ** 



Mary " 



Each' " 

25 spinster 


Peter Kenedy 

27 Farmer 


Margaret " 



EmeHa " 



James Reed 

40 Farmer 


Agnes Reed 


(( ' 

Sally " 

15 spinster 


Mary M^^Cool 



James M^Cool 

24 Farmer 


Ju " 

20 " 


Nelly Ross 



James Rolls 

18 Labourer 


Passengers List of the Ship Strafford for Philadelphia, sworn at 


donderry, 14 May, 1803. 

John M^^Gan 

aged 34 Farmer of 


Elizabeth " 

30 Spinster 


Sarah " 



Elinor " 



W°> Walker 

30 Farmer 


Mary Anne '* 

20 Spinster 


Eliz « 

18 " 



Peutenger LitU to Ameriea. 


W"» Mitchel 

Thot Coniti^ham 

J&lm Moore 
JsimeA H&Qulcon 

£<lw Clarke 

John Milley 

W°* Longhridge 


Jane '' 

James " 

EliEa *; 

Nancy Harkin 

Nelly « 

John Chamber 
James Balitoa 
Mary Ralston 
James Ralston 
Mary " 
Dav^ " 
Jos»» « 

Anne " 
Anne " 
Rob^ « 

John " 
Jane ** 

Anne " 

J08»» « 

John " 

Sarah " 

Dav** '* 

And^ " 

James " 
Elinor Shean 
Mary Anderson 
Mary " 
John Wilson 
W"^' Carr 
James Moore 

20 Fanner 


18 « 


20 Laboorer 







40 Fanner 




80 " 










80 Seamstress Birdstown 





20 Farmer 

County Tyrone 

24 « 


















^i . 

84 Seamstress "^ 

19 Labourer 


•• 1 




40 Farmer 

40 Seamstress " 











County Down 







22 Farmer 
20 " 


A List of Passengers to go on board the Ship PoA^, sworn at Newry, 
5 May, 1803. 

W™ Griffis 84 Labourer Down 

Andrew Hurs 80 " " 

John Kenedy 41 « " 

Sam' M^Bride 28 " Tyrone 

John Gibson 50 Farmer '^ 


The Belcher Familiet. 


Pat* Lynch 
David Honter 

27 Laborer 

28 " 


Edward « 

34 " 


George " 
Alex' Armstrong 
Mary Harvey 
Eliza " 

14 " 
29 « 
45 Spinster 




Rob* " 

48 Farmer 


Biddy Brown 
Henry Williams 
Sam* Fatten 

38 Spinster 
28 Gentleman 
32 Laborer 




Joseph " 
George Tilforde 
John Blair 

36 « 

28 " 

29 '* 



John M^'Dale 

36 " 


Walter Potte 

25 " 


William Roncy 
James Eakin 

19 " 
46 Farmer 

Samuel " 



James Fitspatrick 
Mary " 
Edward Maugher 
John Fleming 
Thomas Dick 

87 " 

32 Spinster 
26 Laborer 
24 " 
32 Farmer 

Queens County 


James Nelson 

28 " 


John Armstrong 

[To be continued.] 



By Joseph GAaoNsa Babtlett, Esq. 
[Continued from page 136.] 

16. John* Belcher {John,* Josiahy^ Crregary^), born in Boston, Dec. 11, 

1G89, was a mariner and lived in Boston, where he died, Oct 3, 
1713, just one mouth after his marriage. He was buried in the 
Granary burying ground, where his gravestone still remains. He 
married, Sept. 3, 1713, Sarah,' born Oct 11, 1695, daughter of Dea. 
Samuel^ and Ruth (Rawlins) Marshall of Boston, who married 
second, Nov. 17, 1715, Capt John Bonner^ Jr., mariner, of Bos- 
ton, and died about 1761. (Suffolk Co. Probate, vol. 60, page 80.) 
Child : 

i. John,* b. in Boston, June 2, 1714 ; was a mariner and lived In Bos- 
ton, where he m., June 12, 1785, Anne Jones, and had two children. 

17. Capt. Benjamin* Belcher [Benjamin,^ Josiahy^ Gregory^)^ born 

in Newport, R. I., Nov. 7, 1704, resided in his native town, where 
ho was a shipwright and sea captain. He married, Dec. 24, 1724, 
Abigail Arnold, who died in Newport, Dec. 7, 1773, aged 67. 

244 The Belcher Families. [July, 

She was probably the Abigail Arnold, bom Mar. 28, 1706, daugh- 
ter of Josiah and Mary (Sanford) Arnold of Jamestown, R. I. 
Their children were baptized in Trinity Church, Newport 
Children : 

1. Bknjamin,^ bapt. Jan. 16, 1725-6. 

ii. JosiAH, bapt. Aug. 20, 1727 ; d. young. 

ill. Phede, bapt. Nov. 10, 1728 ; probably m. Aug. 8, 1755, Henry Per- 

iv. Abigail, bapt. May 8, 1780 ; d. young. 

y. Abigail, bapt. July 7, 1782 ; perhaps m. Aug. 18, 1758, Owen Bel- 

vi. Mary, bapt. Sept. 29, 1784. 

vil. Arnold, bapt. Sept. 80, 1786. 

vlli. Josiah, bapt. Auk* 9, 1787. 

iz. Comfort, bapt. Aug. 21, 1789. 

18. Capt. Edward* Belcher {Benjamin* Josiah^* Grregory^), born in 

Newport, R. I., Aug. 24, 1711, was a shipwright and mariner, and 
was admitted freeman of R. I. on May 6, 1735. He married first, 
Dec. 5, 1734, Catherine Arnold, who was probably the Catherine 
Arnold bom Feb. 7, 1713, daughter of Josiah and Mary (Sanford) 
Arnold of Jamestown, R. L; and married second, June 22, 1747, 
Lydia Howland. 

Probable children by first wife : 

I. Arnold,* b. about 1785 ; of Jamestown, R. I. ; m. Feb. 18, 1758, 

Catharine Austin. 

II. Owen, b. about 1787; m. Aug. 18, 1758, Abigail Belcher. 
Hi. Catharine. 

iy. Elizabeth. 

Child by second wife : 
V. Benjamin, bapt. Aug. 12, 1751. 

19. Arnold* Belcher (Benjamin* Josic^y* Gregory^), born about 1715, 

lived at Westerly, R. I. He married Elizabeth, born Jan. 10, 
1719, daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth (Dennison) Champlin 
of Westerly. The record of this family does not appear, but the fol- 
lowing children were probably theirs. 
Children : 

I. Silvester,* m. July 2, 1761, Olive Babcock. 

II. Elizabeth, m. Nov. 11, 1764, Job Stanton. 

20. John* Belcher {Josiah* John,* Gregory^)^ bom Aug. 28, 1694, 

lived in Braintree until after his marriage, and then in Boston, 
where he died about 1720. He apparently owned no real estate, 
and there is no reference to him in probate records. He married, 
Aug. 16, 1717, Sarah Cook of Brookline, who married second, in 
Boston, Feb. 7, 1722-8, John White. 
Children : 

1. Rebecca,^ b. Oct. 29, 1718 ; m. Oct. 18, 1739, Philip Newton of Bos- 
ton. She was bapt. as an adult, and admitted to the New South 
Church on Feb. 17, 1739-40. 

ii. Sarah (?), b. about 1720. There was a Sarah Belcher bapt. and 
admitted to the New South Church on the same day as Rebecca 
(Belcher) Newton, and it Is probable that they were sisters. Sarah 
Belcher's m. int. was pub. to Samuel Bams, July 81, 1740. 

1906.] The Belcher Families. 245 

21. MosEs^ Belcher (Moses,* Moses,* Gregory^), bom Mar. 8, 1715- 

16, lived in Braintree. On Apr. 20, 1786, his father was appointed 
guardian for him and his sister Anne, for property left them by 
^eir grandfather Samuel Sarson. (Suffolk Co. Probate.) On 
Oct. 7, 1740, Moses Belcher, Jr., yeoman, and Anne Belcher, spin- 
ster, both of Braintree, sold to Nathaniel Wardwell of Boston 
(husband of their aunt Anna Belcher) their interest in an estate in 
Boston formerly belonging to their grandfather Samuel Sarson de- 
ceased. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, Vol. 59, page 271.) On the records 
he is called Moses, Jr., and Moses tertius^ to distinguish him from his 
father and from his cousin Maj. and Dea. Moses^ Belcher. He 
married Eunice, born Apr. 4, 1716, daughter of Experience and 
Remember (Bourne) May hew of Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard. 
Children : 

i. Eunice,* b. Dec. 26, 1786. 

11. Lucy, b. Mar. 2, 1738-9. 

Hi. Capt. Sarson, b. June 21, 1741; settled In Boston, where he car- 
ried on the business of hatter ; Joined the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Co. in 1765 ; during the Revolution he was Capt. of the 
8th Co. of Boston Militia in Col. Hatch's re^t. ; m. Mar. 24, 1763, 
Fenton (or Fanny), dau. of John and Elizabeth Hill, who was 
b. Mar. 7, 1742-3, and d. Aug. 26, 1793; d. Dec. 24, 1794. They 
had issne. 

iv. Mary, b. May 24, 1744; d. Sept. 23, 1748. 

V. Mayhkw, b. Mar. 12, 1746; located in Bridg^ewater, and there d. 
unmarried^ in 1778; served in the Revolntion, a few days on the 
Lexington alarm In 1775, later In an expedition to Rhode Island, 
in Dec., 1776. 

vi. Annb, b. about 1747; m. in Bridgewater, Apr. 21, 1774, John Keith 
of Hardwick. 

22. Gregory* Belcher (Dea. Gregory,* Samuel,'* Gregory^), bom June 

19, 1691, was a carpenter and lived in Braintree, where he died, 
Jan. 20, 1727-8, in his 37th year. His will, dated Jan. 17, 1727- 
8, names wife Abigail and daughter Abigail. He married, Aug. 
6, 1719, Abigail Brackett, who died a few months after her hus- 

i. Abigail,^ b. July 16, 1720; m. Nov. 6. 1740, Samuel Nightingale; 
removed to Pomfret, Conn. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 64, p. 173.) 

23. Sergt. Samuel* Belcher (Dea. Gregory,* Samuel,^ Gregort^), 

born in Braintree, Aug. 19, 1G99, was a husbandman, and resided 
in Braintree until his death, June 21, 1738, administration being 
given to his widow Sarah. Between 1728 and 1738 ho held several 
minor town ofRces, usually surveyor of shingles and clapboards, and 
in 1736 became sergeant of one of the military companies. He 
married, Jan. 13, 1725-6, Sarah, bom Oct. 19, 1705, daughter of 
Jonathan and Sarah (Ruggles) Hay ward, who married second, 
Sept. 7, 1742, Dea. Thomas Wales. 
Children : 

1. Samuel,* b. Nov. 7, 1726; d. Jan. 26, 1726-7. 
ii. Sarah, b. Dec. 1, 1729; m. Dec. 4, 1744, Atherton Wales; d. 1816. 
iii. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 22, 1733; m. Moses Wales. 
Iv. Susanna, b. Apr. 19, 1786; m. (int. pub. Jan. 24, 1766) Col. Jona- 
than Bass, who d. May 12, 1790, aged 67 yrs. 

246 The Belcher Families. [July, 

y. Samuel, b. Not. 21, 1738 ; lived in Randolph; m. (Xnt, pab. Jnly 8, 
1758), Sarah, b. Sept. 7, 17S1, dan. of Joseph and Hannah (Allen) 
Wales, who d. June 6, 1806 ; d. Jnne 6, 1795. Six children. 

24. Rev. Joseph* Belcher {Decu Gregory^ Samud^ Gregory^), born 
Aug. 19, 1704, graduated from Harvard College in 1723, and studied 
for the ministry. After preaching at Walpole, Mass., and other 
plages, he received a call to Easton, IVIass., where he was settled 
and ordained, Oct. G, 1731. He was a man of peculiar tempera- 
ment, and was subject to periodical attacks of partial insanity, which 
resulted in serious difficulties in his church, and in his dismission on 
Apr. 16, 1744. Financial embarrassments finally induced him, 
shortly after the death of liis wife, to desert his children and flee 
from his creditors. lie was for a while at Wiscasset, Me., but on 
Dec 3, 1757, acknowledged a deed at Taunton, Mass. (Suffolk 
Co. Deeds, vol. 94, page 67.) His further history is unknown 
to the writer, but the catalogue of Harvard College states that he 
died in 1773. 

He married, in 1732, Deborah, bom Mar. 8, 1710-11, daughter 
of Rev. Samuel and Hannah (Pope) Hunt of Dartmouth, who died 
Mar. 21, 1753. 

ChUdren : 

I. Hannah,* b. Jan. 23, 173S-8; m. in Brid^ewater, Dec. 14, 1769, as 

' his second wife, Capt. Moses Curtis of Braintree. 

II. Rebkcca, b. Apr. 1, 1735; m. in Brldgewater, Jan. 5, 1764, Jesse 


ill. " l>\\:' Joseph, b. Apr. 1, 1735 ; served In Capt. Simeon Carey's Co. 
in two Crown Point expeditions, in 1758 and 1759; settled, about 
1702, in Stou^hton, where he carried on a farm and also posed as 
a physician, his specialty being a quack eye lotion ; m. Mar. 2, 
1762, Abial Hollis, who d. Feb. 14, 1838, aged 94; d. Apr. 20, 
1803. Eight children. 

iv. Benjamin, b. about 1737 (?). A Benjamin Belcher appears on the 
roll of Capt. Simeon Cary's Co. in 1758, on a Crown Point expedi- 
tion. This individual cannot be placed unless he was a son of 
Rev. Joseph.* 

V. Gregory, b. Jan. 26, 1738-9; lived in Easton; m. (1) Deborah 
, by whom he had one child ; m. (2) June 29, 1775, Eliza- 
beth Pratt, by whom he had three cliildrcn. 

vi. Deborah, b. Mar. 31, 1741; m. In Brldgewater, Dec. 8, 1761, Seth 

vii. Samuel, b. Feb. 4, 1742-8; d. Jan. 29, 1755. 

viii. Eleazer, b. Sept. 1, 1745; went to Stonghton, and settled in that 
part which In 1778 became Foxborough ; served in tlie Revolution ; 
m. (Int. pub. Nov. 10, 1766) Elizabeth,® b. Sept. 10, 1745, dan. of 
Timothy* and Elizabeth (Partridge) Morse of Stonghton, who d. 
in Apr., 1838; d. Dec. 24, 1818. Nine children. 

ix. William, b. Jan. 29, 1748 ; is said to have been killed or captured 
near New York, in Sept., 1776, in the Revolution. (History of 
Easton, page 100.) 

X. JoNATiL^N, b. in Feb., 1753 ; lived In Stoughton and Needham during 
the Revolution, and rendered protracted service in the army; 
later settled and d. In his native town of Easton; m. Jan. 4, 1778, 
Abigail, b. in 1751, dau. of Daniel and Hannah (Rose) Corthrell 
of Bridgcwater. They had issue. 

"lb. Ma J. and Dea. Moses* Belcher (Samuely* Samuely* Gregory^)^ born 
in Braintree, Dec. 16, 1692, passed his life in his native town, where 
he became an influential man and the most prominent of the Bel- 

1906.] The Belcher Families. 247 

cbers descended from Gregory. Up to 1735 he is called " Jr." on 
the records, to distinguish him from his elder cousin Moses' (bom 
in 1674, son of Moses^), and after that year (when Moses,* son of 
Moses,' became of age and a town voter) he is designated either as 
" Mr." or " Deacon," or by his military title. As early as 1726 he 
began to hold minor town offices, and for over 30 years he was 
continuously prominent in the affairs of the town; selectman from 
1737 to 1742, and in 1746 ; sergeant 1737-1742; lieutenant 1742- 
1748; captain 1748-1751 ; and major from 1751 to 1759. During 
the French and Indian war, from 1756 to 1759, he rendered service 
as a muster and training officer, but on account of his age probably 
did not take the field. On May 29, 1747, he was elected deacon of 
the first church, holding the office for thirty years, until his death. 
The exact time of his decease is not recorded, but he was living as 
late as 1775. The probate files show no record of his estate. 

He married first, in Boston, May 20, 1715, Mary Williams; and 
married second. May 23, 1765, Abigail, bom Oct. 11, 1704, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin and Hannah Beale, and widow of Benjamin Baxter 
of Braintree. 

Children by first wife : 

1. Samuel,^ b. Sept. 19, 1719, in Braintree ; settled in Boston about 
1752, where ho engaged in the trucking business; and d. in Feb., 
1762. His residence was at the corner of Bury Street and Sister's 
. Lane (now Channin^ Street and Leather Square), and bis name 
appears on the alarm list for Ward 12, Boston, dated Dec. 7, 
1754. Children by wife Abigail : 1. Samuel* b. Oct. 24, 1743 ; set- 
tled in Boston, where he m., Apr. 9, 1765, Deborah Thompson. 
Children: i. Samuel Thompson,' b. Apr. 18, 1767; m. Jan. 12, 
1792, Sally, b. Apr. 28, 1776, dau. of Lewis and Sarah (Tucker- 
man) Tucker; settled in Foxborough, Mass., where he d. Jan. 22, 
1846, and she d. May 15, 1842, leaving children, ii. Deborah, b. 
Aug. 11, 1768; m. June 20, 1790, Edward Reynolds, merchant, of 
Boston, and had Dr. Edward, H. C. 1811, a distinguished oculist 
in Boston, ill. Mary Thompson, bapt. Feb. 7, 1773. iv. Jenny 
Thompson, bapt. in Weston, Sept. 24, 1775. 2. A child^ b. and d. 
May, 1745 (?). S. A child, b. and d. July 17, 1747. 4. Mary, 
bapt. Apr. 30, 1749; probably the one who m. in Boston, Aug. 16, 
1767, Edward Stow, Jr. 5. Ahigaily bapt. Nov. 8, 1751; m. in 
Boston, May 21, 1772, Benjamin Callender. 6. William, bapt. in 
New South church, Boston, Feb. 17, 1754; was a tailor; settled 
in Northfleld, Mass., where he d. Mar. 14, 1827; m. June 8, 1776, 
Huldah, bapt. July 3, 1767, dau. of Alexander and Lydia (Cham- 
berlain) Norton of Northfleld. Thirteen children. 7. Richard^ 
bapt. June 13, 1756 ; probably the Richard, of Boston, who enlisted 
June 10, 1775, as matross in Maj. Thomas Pierce's Co. ; not fur- 
ther traced. 

ii. Mauy, b. Mar. 10, 1721-2; further history unknown. 

iii. MosKS, b. Apr. 27, 1724. 

iv. Elijah, b. Oct. 21, 1729; resided in Braintree, where he d. June 1, 
1800 ; served for two days, in June, 1776, in a Co. commanded by 
Capt. Edmund Billings, assembled to drive the British ships from 
Boston, also In a regt. of guards at Roxbury, from Mar. 26 to 
Apr. 7, 1778; m. (1) Oct. 4, 1753, Mary, b. Apr. 21, 1736, dau. of 
John and Mary (Horton) Glover of Dorchester, who d. Nov. 2, 
1764, leaving one child; m. (2) (int. pub. Sept. 16, 1758) Mary, 
b. Jan. 24, 1782, dau. of William and Deliverance (Woodward) 
Pierce of Milton, who d. Mar. 22, 1819. Five children. 

V. William, bapt. June 24, 1733 ; was a merchant of Boston, of the 
firm of Richard Cranch & Co., candle manufacturers. 

248 The Belcher Families. [July, 

26. Lieut. Nathaihel* Belcher (Samuelj* Samudj^ Gregor^), born 

in Braintree, July 25, 1700, resided there and held various minor 
town offices from 1729 to 1759, in which latter year he was chosen 
selectman. From 1749 to 1756 he was ensign, and after 1756 
lieutenant of one of the Braintree military companies. In his old 
age he went to reside with his son Joseph in Randolph, where he 
died in the winter of 1780, aged 80 years. 

He married first, Nov. 18, 1731, Hannah, bom Nov. 20, 1702, 
daughter of Thomas and Mary Holbrook of Braintree, who died 

Feb. 3, 1754-5 ; married second, Sarah , who died June 24, 

1761, aged 61 ; and married third, June 1, 1768, Bethia Bass. 

Children by first wife : 

I. Capt. Nathaniel,* b. Sept. 19, 1732 ; resided in Braintree, where 

he was a prominent man during the Revolutionary period ; served 
as sergeant and as lieutenant in the French and Indian War in the 
campal^s of 1759, 1760, and 1762 ; was captain In the Continental 
army in the Revolution; d. In 1786; m. Dec. 10, 1755, Lydla, b. 
Oct. 26, 1784, d. about 1787, dan. of Richard and Lydla Brackett. 
Ten children. 

II. Joseph, b. Aug. 5, 1734 ; lived In Braintree, and later in Randolph ; 

served in the Revolution; d. Oct. 18, 1818, in his 85th year, and 
administration on his estate was g^ven to his eldest son, John, In 
1819 (Norfolk Co. Probate) ; m. Jan. 6, 1763, Susanna, b. June 16, 
1736, d. Oct. 28, 1821, dau. of John and Mehltable (Willard) 
Baxter of Braintree. Nine children. 

III. Hannah, b. Sept. 14, 1736; d. June 21, 1744. 

Iv. Thomas (or Thomas Holbrook), b. Oct. 20, 1739 ; lived In Braintree, 
and later in Randolph ; served in the Crown Point expeditions of 
1758, '59, '61, and '62, and later In the Revolution ; m. (1) Nov. 8, 
1764, Sarah Bracket, who d. about 1766, leaving one child ; m. (2) 
(Int. pub. Aug. 6, 1768) Mary, b. about 1742, dau. of Ebenezer and 
Deborah (White) Copeland of Braintree, who d.. In 1810, having 
had six children; d. Feb. 28, 1824. 

V. Mary, b. Oct. 8, 1741; d. June 6, 1744. 

vi. Ebenezer, b. Dec. 2, 1744; served at Castle Island, from Dec. 1, 
1762, to May 2, 1763 ; probably the Ebenezer who served In the 
Revolution from Scituate, and who m. there. Mar. 2, 1780, Ruth 

27. William* Belcher (Moses,* Samuely^ Gregory^), bom in Milton, 

Mass., Dec. 20, 1701, was taken by his parents to Preston, Conn., 
where he afterwards resided, and died Feb. 7, 1731-2. His will, 
dated Sept. 6, 1731, mentions his wife, son William, mother Han- 
nah, and brother £lijah. 

He married Mehitable . 

Child : 

i. Capt. William,* b. Aug. 29, 1731; lived In Preston, where he d. 
June 27, 1801, in his 70th year; commanded a company In the 
Revolution ; m. Apr. 23, 1762, Desire, b. Feb. 27, 1736, d. May 16, 
1801, dau. of Daniel and Elizabeth (Gates) Morgan of Preston. 
Nine children. 

28. Dea. Elltah* Belcher {MoseSy* Samuel,^ Gregory^), born in Milton, 

Mass., Dec. 13, 1703, went to Preston, Conn., vrith his parents, in 
1720, where he afterwards resided, and was deacon in the Preston 
(now Griswold) second church. In 1748 he was Representative to 
the Conn. General Assembly. 

He married first, in Preston, Sept. 17, 1724, Abigail Kinney, 

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who died Sept 21, 1727 ; married second, in Milton, Ang. 21, 1729, 
Elizabeth, born Apr. 5, 1704, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth 
(Morey) Blake of Milton, who died Feb. 13, 1753 ; married third, 
in Preston, June 6, 1753, Mrs. Hannah Williams, who died Nov. 
26, 1771 ; and married fourth, July 15, 1773, Mrs. Judith Morse 
of Preston. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Mo8E8.» b. Oct. 20, 1726; d. Jan. 11, 1782-8. 
ii. Elijah, b. Sept. 18, 1727. 

Children by second wife : 

ill. Elizabeth, b. May 8, 1780 ; m. Dec. 12, 1758, John Starkweather, 
ly. Moses, b. Mar. 11, 1784; lived in Preston, where he d. Apr. 15, 

1782 ; m. Nov. 8, 1758, Esther Bndd of Windham, Conn. Ten 

V. Abigail, b. May 80, 1786; m. May 27, 1752, Joseph Johnson of 



1. Jeremy, or Jeremiah,^ Belcher came to New England in the 
ship *' Snsan and Ellen," in the spring of 1635. On the ship's list his 
age is stated to be 22 years, so he was bom about 1613. (Hotten's 
^* Original Lists," page 59.) He is said to have been bom in Wiltshire, Eng- 
land, but the writer has fonnd no evidence of this. He settled at Ipswich, 
Mass., where he became a proprietor, was admitted freeman Mar. 13, 
1638-9, and acquired extensive lands by grant and by purchase. In the 
records he is usually styled ''merchant," but sometimes he appears as 
"sergeant." On May 28, 1659, he was granted 300 acres, by the General 
Court, to be located outside the settled pmntations, but he did not take up 
this grant, which was revived in favor of his son Jeremiah' over sixty 
years later, Nov. 17, 1722. (Province Laws, vol. x, page 220.) On May 
15, 1 661, he deeded lands in Haverhill to his sons Jeremiah' and John.' 
(Pope's " Pioneers of Massachusetts.") He deposed on Mar. 21, 1671-2, 
then aged 59 years. (Essex Co. Court Files.) On July 1, 1721, John 
Gould of Charlestown, Walter Russell of Cambridge, Daniel Gould of 
Charlestown, and Moses Bumham and Thomas Andrews of Ipswich, heirs 
to Jeremiah Belcher of Ipswich, deceased, released to Samuel Adams all 
claims to a farm in Ipswich formerly owned by said Jeremiah Belcher, 
and they also defended the grantee from the heirs of Richard Belcher and 
from the heirs of David Belcher, sons of said Jeremiah, and from the heirs 
of John Andrews who married one of the daughters of said Jeremiah 
Belcher. (Essex Co. Deeds, vol. 40, page 9.) 

Jeremiah^ Belcher died in Ipswich, in Mar., 1692-3, aged about 80 years, 
the eldest sou, Rev. Samuel,' being appointed admiiristrator of the estate, 
Mar. 31 of that year. 

The name of his first wife, whom he married about 1637, does not 
appear, but it should be noted, however, that a Mary Clifford, aged 25 
years, emigrated to New England in the same ship with him in 1635, her 
name standing next to his on the passenger list, and that Edward' Belcher, 
grandson of Jeremiah,^ had a son Clifford} 

Jeremiah^ married second, in 1652, Mary Lockwood, with whom he 
made a marriage contract Sept 30, 1652, conveying lands to trustees for 
her benefit for life. She survived him, and died in Oct., 1700. 

250 The Belcher Families. [July, 

Children bj first wife : 

2. I. Samuel,' b. io 1639. 

8. ii. Jeremiah, b. in Jane, 1641. 

Ui. John, b. aboat 1648 ; was deeded land in HaTerhtU by his father, 
on May 15, 1661 (Pope*s *' Pioneers of Massachasetts," page 43) ; 
not farther traced ; probably d. when a young man, nnmairied. 
It. Mary (llrst), b. aboat 1645; m. Jane 28. 1662, Joseph' Uussell of 
Cambridge, and had eleven children, among whom Walter,^ the 
oldest sarviring son, signed the deed of 1721, previonsly mentioned. 
On Nov. 27, 1686, Jeremiah* Belcher of Ipswich conveyed to his 
two sons, Jeremiah Belcher of Rnmney Marsh, and Joseph Rus- 
sell of Cambridge, part of a tract of land he bought of an Indian 
In 1651. (Original deed In possession of Warren^ Belcher, Esq., 
of Wlnthrop, Mass.) 

Children by second wife : 

y. Abigail, b. about 1658 ; m. in 1^70. John' Oould of Charlestown End 
(Stoneham), and had seven children, of whom the eldest son, 
John,* signed the deed of 1721. 

vl. Dorcas, b. In 1656 ; m. Daniel' Gould of Charlestown End (Stone- 
ham) ; her eldest son, DanUl,* signed the deed of 1721. 

vil. Judith, b. Aug. 19, 1658 ; m. John' Andrews of Ipswich. (Essex 
Deeds, vol. 40, page 9.) 

vlll. Mary (second), b. July 12, 1660; m. Feb. 9, 1681-2, Thomas' An- 
drews of Ipswich, brother of John' who married her sister 
Judith; her son Thamcu^ signed the deed of 1721. 

4. ix. David, b. in 1662. 

5. X. Richard, b. Sept. 10, 1665. 

xi. Ann, b. probably aboat 1668 ; m. Moses Bamham of Ipswich, who 
signed the deed of 1721. 

2. Rev. Samuel' Belcher {Jeremxah^)^ bom in 1639, graduated from 
Harvard College in 1659, and studied for the ministry, and was 
preaching at Kittery, Me., as early as 1663. (Sibley's "Harvard 
Graduates," vol. II, page 42.) About 1665 he went to the Isles of 
Shoals, where he was preaching as late as 1686 (York Deeds, vol. 
IV, page 64), but finally ill health obliged him to leave that place 
about 1692. Before 1695 he was preaching in the West church at 
Newbury, where he was ordained and settled Nov. 10, 1608. About 
1711, the infirmities of age compelled him to retire from the minis- 
try, and he removed to his native town, Ipswich, where he died 
Mar. 10, 1714-15. A contemporary minister, Rev. John Barnard, 
refers to him as ** a good scholar, a judicious divine, a holy and 
humble man." 

He married first, about 1668, Mary,' daughter of Rev. Thomas^ 
Cobbett of Lynn and Ipswich, who died about 1 670 ; and married 
second, Mercy,' born Feb., 1655-6, daughter of Rev. Michaer"* and 
Mary (Reyner) Wigglesworth of Maiden, and widow of Rev. 
Samuel Brackenbury of Rowley. She survived her second hus- 
band, and died Nov. 14, 1728. 

Children by first wife : 

I. Elizabeth.* b. about 1671 ; m. Apr. 6, 1697, John, son of George 

Taylor of Cape May County, N. J. On May 21, 1716, they signed 
a receipt for her inheritance in her f ather^s estate, she being the 
only surviving child. (Essex Co. Probate.) Six children. 

II. Samuel, b. about 1674 ; mentioned in the will of his grandfather 

Cobbett ; d. young. 

8. Jeremiah^ Belcher {Jeremiah^)^ bom in June, 1641, located about 
1G65 at Rumney Marsh (which embraced what is now Revere, 

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ChelseA, and East Boston, and was a part of Boston until 1739, 
when the town of Chelsea was incorporated). He first leased a 
farm of Got. Beliingham (the original indenture, in the beautiful 
handwriting of the gOTemor, being now in the possession of Warren^ 
Belcher^ Esq., of Winthrop, Mass.), and later purchased lands in 
what is now Lynn, Revere^ and on Breed's Island (then called IIc^ 
Island). He appears to have been a prosperous fmker^ as in 1702 
he paid the highest tax in Runmej Marsh, on a farm worth £25 
rent per year, two oxen, eight cows, two horses, one hog, and one 
hundred sheep. (Boston Beoord Commissioners* Report, vol. 10, 
page 143.) Late in life, he deeded lands to his sons Edward, 
Joseph, and Ebenezer, which they divided among themselves. 
(Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol 28, page 136.) 

He made a will, the original of which is in the possession of his 
descendant Warren^ Belcher, Esq., of Winthrop, Mass., but the 
instrument was not offered for probate, and therefore never recorded 
in any registry, so it is herewiUi given in f uU, for preservation : 

«* The last Will and Testemeut of Jeremiah Belcher, Living in Bos- 
ton, being at tliis present time through God*s goodness in health. Re- 
voking all other Wills. 

1. I do commit my Soul into the hands of God who gave it, who I 
trust hath redeemed it, and purchased it with his prions Blood. And 
my body to decent Christian burial in hope of a blessed resurrection. 

2. And as to my worldly goods I do give and bequethe forever to 
my three sons, Edward, Joseph, and Ebeneaer Belcher, all that my 
Farm, lying and being within the bounds of Boston and Lin, as they 
have already divided it, as also the salt-mar&h lying within Boston 

3. I do give unto my Daughter, Sarah Dole, my house and land in 
Boston which I am now possessed of after my desese, that is to say 
she paying to me the just sume of £30 money as I shall have occasion 
to call for it, bat if it so be I shall have no occassion to call for it, then 
my will is that after my desese the £30 be paid to my three sons, Edward, 
Joseph and Ebenezer to be equetly divided, that is to say, ten to each 
of them, within one year after my desease. 

4. I do give to my son Edward my silver Tankard and two silver 
spoons. My will is that my Grandson Jeremiah the son of Edward 
Belcher, may have the silver Tankard, after his father's descace. 

5. I do give to my two sons Joseph and Ebenezer each of thorn a 
silver cap and two silver spoons. I also give to my daughter Dole two 
silver spoons. 

6. What remains of my estate after my desease to be eqactly divided 
amongst my children. Lastly, I do appoint my three sons already 
named, Executors of this my last Will and Testiment. 

As Witness my hand and seal, Aug. 28, 1719. 
In the presence of as 

James Gooding Jeremiah Belcher.** 

Henry Emmes 

Mark Day 

Jeremiah^ Belcher died Feb. 6, 1722-3, aged 81 years, 6 mouths, 
according to liis gravestone, which is still standing in the old Revere 

He married, about 1667, Sarah,* daughter of Edward^ and Eliza- 
beth Weeden of Boston, who died Jan. 20, 1715-16. On.lklar. 20, 
1716-17, he entered his intentidii of marriage with Rel)eccji Nash 
of Boston, but it is doubtful if the marriage was consummated. She 
was the widow of John Nash, cooper, of Boston, who had died in 

252 The Belcher Families. [July, 

Children : 

i. Jeremiah,' b. Oct. 81, 1668 ; no further record ; probably d. young. 

6. it. Edward, b. Feb. U, 1669-70. 

ill. Sarah, b. Feb. 28, 1671-2; m. Jan. 5, 1698-9, Abner Dole of New- 
iy. Nathaniel, b. Oct. 27, 1678 ; no further record \ probably d. young. 

7. T. Joseph, bapt. June 6, 1675. 

t1. Rebecca, b. Apr. 11, 1677; d. Apr. 21, 1699. 

8. Tii. Ebenezeb, b. Feb. 21, 1678-9. 

4. David^ Belcher {Jeremiah^) was bom in Ipswich^in 1662, and was 

living there Dec 11, 1678, when he took the oath of allegiance. 
( Waters's '^ Ipswieh in the Mass. Bay Colony," page 99.) In the 
deed of July 1, 1721, previously mentioned (Essex Co. Deeds, vol. 
40, page 9), the grantors, who were some of the grandchildren d 
Jeremiah^ Belcher, defended the grantee from the heirs of David* 
Belcher ; so it may be inferred that the latter had descendants, al- 
though no further record or mention of him of any kind can be 
found. Possibly he perished in the Canadian expedition of 1690. 
He was probably father of the foUowiug. 

9. I. Joseph,' b. about 1685. 

5. Richard' Belcher {Jeremiah^)y bom in Ipswich, Sept 10, 1665, 

was a mason, settled and lived in Charlestown about 1708, where 
he died Sept. 14, 1720. 

He married first. Mar. 20, 1688-9, Mary,* bom June 2, 1664, 
daughter of Thomas^ and Mary (Jordan) Simpson of Salisbury and 
Ipswich, who died about 1703 ; and married second, Oct. 11, 1705, 
Ruth,' born May 7, 1682, daughter oi Joseph' and Ruth Knight of 
Woburn, who married second, John Harris. 

Children by first wife : 

I. Jane,» b. Mar. 26, 1689-90 ; m. Nathaniel Lawreoce. 

10. II. David, b. Dec. 19, 1691. 

ill. Richard, b. Oct. 22, 1693; lived in Stonehara, where he d. early In 
1758. His will, dated Jan. 20, 1758, filed Mar. 13 foUowlng, gave 
trifling bequests to sister Ruth Blacklock, and brothers Jeremiah, 
Jonathan, and Samnel Belcher, and the remainder of his estate to 
his friend James Wiley. He had a wife Mary, but probably no 

11. iv. Thomas, b. May 29, 1696. 

12. V. Samuel, b. June 20. 1699. 

13. vl. Jeremiah, b. Sept. 13, 1701. 

Children by second wife : 

14. vll. Jonathan, b. Jan. 29, 1706-7. 

ylll. Joseph, b. Sept. 20, 1708 ; was a mariner, and In 1768 " had been at 
sea for over thirty years " ; probably never married. 

ix. Mary, b. Aug. 18, 1712; m. Feb. 22, 1732-3, Joseph Tai'box of 
Lynn ; moved to Blddeford, Me. 

X. Ruth, b. In 1715; m. (1) In Boston, Oct. 21, 1732, James Tlte; m. 
(2) Oct. 28, 1739, Robert Simpson; m. (3) Jan. 6, 1746-7, Chris- 
topher Blaycock, or Blacklock. 

xl. Daniel, b. 1718 ; d. in youth. 

6. Ens. Edward" Belcher {Jeremiah,^ Jeremiah^), born Feb. 14, 
1669, was a husbandman, and inherited a portion of his father's 
estate in Revere, which also extended into Lynn, where he held the 

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office €i Endsn ol tlie kxal cof^ttaj. ud resided jbubSL 17^ vbeii 
he tM Ilk booKSttdul lo TkoB» ClieeTer sod mored to Milton^ 
wliere he fired for s short ame^ bes &uI1t bought a lup» turn in 
that pan ol Scoo^fion whk^ vm later SttMnghtonham ^Sharoa), 
irhere he died Mar. 16L 1744--5« a^ 76 rears 1 month :^ dajs* 
according tt> the Rcofd. ^lich agrees with the nraoid of hit buthl 

He married, about 17<Kh. llarr , boni about 1675« said by 

traditioii to hare been Mair Cliffoid. who died in Sto«ighton« Mar« 
5y 1752, in her 79th year. The births of his children are recorded 
in Lynn. 


i. Samasu* b. Aug. 4, 1701 : d. Kor. S, ITQS. 

15. iL JKUMIAH. b. Mar. 23, 1702-3. 

16. iU. Samckl. b. Mar. 8, 1704^. 

17. It. Ebwakd, b. Jan. 16, 1706-7. 

T. Prbskktkd, b. June 14, 1706 ; d. jonng. 

18. Ti. CLorFOKD, b. Oct. 12. 1710. 

Tii. Mast, b. Nor. 22, 1713 ; m. Jolj 9, 1 729, Eleaxcr Hawes of Stonghton. 

Tiii. MutTHX, b. 1716; d. Not. 17, 1764; m. Sept. 13. 1739, Ebeneser 

Esty of Stooghton, who was b. Oct. 15, 1705, and d. Apr. 10, 1769 . 

7. £x8. Joseph* Belches (JeremiaJk* Jeremuak^)^ baptized June 6, 1 675, 
was bom in Rnmney Marsh, wlkeste he passed his life, inheriting 
part of his father's lands. He also owned two estates on North 
street in Boston. He resided in that part of Rumney Marsh called 
Hog Island (now Breed's Island), and with his wife Hannah be- 
came a member of the Rer. Thomas CheeTer*s choroh, in 1716. 
He was prominent in the affairs of the precinct, holding the offices 
of constable and of ensign in the military company for many years. 
He died Not. 15, 1739. His will, made the day before his decease, 
names wife Hannah, sons Joseph, Nathaniel, and Jonathan, and 
daughters Sarah and Hannah. 

He married, Jan. 7, 1697-8, Hannah,* bom about 1676, daughter 
of Lieut. Jonathan and Frances Bill of Boston and Pulliug Foint 
(Wiuthrop), who married second, July 29, 1742, Richard Hunne- 
well of Boston. 
Children : 

Joseph,* b. Oct. 26, 1698. 

Nathaniel, b. Oct. 5, 1703. 

Jambs, b. Oct. 80, 1707; d. Dec. 1, 1723. 

Hannah, b. Feb. 20, 1712-13 ; m. Juae 22, 1732, Samuel Cleveland of 

Jonathan, b. Feb. 27, 1717-18. 
Sarah, b. July 0, 1721 ; m. Dec. 9, 1740, John Floyd, Jr., of Chelsea. 

Ebenezeb' Belcher {Jeremiah^^ Jeremiah}), born Feb 21, 1678-9, 
lived in Rumoey Marsh (Revere), and for some years in Lyuu, un- 
til about 1714, wheu he removed to Boston, where be bou;;ht an 
estate in the southerly part of the town. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 
28, page 137.) He was a mariner, and on July 24, 1734, was ap- 
pointed sealer of cordwood. He died in 1735. His dautrlitors 
Sarah, Mary, and Mercy inherited his estate. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, 
vol. 94, page 75, and vol. 131, page 23.) 

He married, Nov. 23, 1708, Ruth, born Mar. 18, 1680-1, daugh- 
ter of Joseph Hichings of Lynn, who died in Boston, Jan. 23, 1732- 
3, and is buried in the Granary burying ground. 










254 The Belcher Families. [July, 

Children : 

i. Saiuh,* b. Sept. 8, 1709; m. Apr. 22, 1786« Samael Smith, mariner, 

of Boston, 
li. Mary, b. Sept. 4, 1711; m. (1) Nov. 30, 1736, Thomas Wyat of 

Boston; m. (2) Apr. 29, 1740, Moses Eayres of Boston, 
iii. Mrrct, b. Aug. 5, 1713; m. Sept. 16, 1754, Samael Hichlngs of 

iv. A CHILD, b. 1715; d. young. 
T. Ebbnkzkr, b. June SO, d. Aug. 12, 1717. 
Ti. Ebbnezer, b. June 1, 1719; d. Apr. 24, 1723. 
vii. Ruth, b. Aug. 30, 1722; d. Aug. 16, 1724. 

9. Joseph' Belcher {perhaps David^ Jeremiah^) ^ bom perhaps about 
1685, lived in Chebacco parish, Ipswich. His house was burned in 
1742, and a contribution was taken in the Chebacco Church for 
his assistance. He died Jan. 12, 1748-9 ; and his widow Ruth died 
June 29, 1757. 
22. i. JosRPH,^ b. perhaps about 1708. 

10. David' Belcher (Richard,^ Jeremiah}), bom Dec. 19, 1691, was a 
• cordwainer, and lived in Ipswich, and Charlestown until about 1722, 

when he settled in Boston, where he had previously joined the Sec- 
ond Church on Mar. 14^ 1714-15, and later his children were bap- 
tized there. The record of his death has not been found, and there 
are no probate records of his estate. He married, Aug. 20, 1724, 
Rely, born Apr. 4, 1699, daughter of John and Rely (Holmes) 
Simpson of Boston, and widow of Thomas Smith. 
Children : 

i. Mary,^ b. Aug. 29, 1726; perhaps m. Dec. 27, 1743, Stephen Nazro 

of Boston, 
ii. David, b. Aug. 1, 1728; probably identical with ** David Belcher, 

aged 30, born in Boston, a tailor," who enlisted Mar. 27, 1762, in 

Capt. Jonathan Halght's Co., in Westchester Co., N. Y. (N.Y. 

Historical Society Collections, 1891, page 430.) 
iii. Sarah, b. Nov. 30, 1731; probably m. Dec. 10, 1750, John Chilcott 

of Boston, 
iv. Jonathan, b. Aug. 29, 1736 ; lived in Boston ; served at Louisbourg 

in Capt. Edward Blake's Co., from Nov. 2, 1769, to Apr. 13, 1761 ; 

d. in Boston, probably unmarried, Apr. 26. 1764, and was buried 

in the Granary burying ground. 

11. Thomas' Belcher (Richard,^ Jeremiah^), born May 29, 1696, was 

a mariner, and settled in Boston, where he died in 1735, adminis- 
tration on his estate being given, Sept. 16 of that year, to Jonathan 
Farnum, and guardians appointed for his children. His sons died 
unmarried. He married, Apr. 21, 1720, Susanna,^ born Jan. 24, 
1700-1, daughter of Humphrey* and Susanna (Wakefield) Richards 
of Boston, who died before her husband. 
Children : 

i. Thomas,* b. Nov. 4, 1722 ; was a mariner, of Boston ; d. unmarried, 
in 1750. 

ii. John, b. June 29, 1725 ; living in Boston in 1745; d. soon after, un- 

Iii. Susanna, b. Apr. 20, 1727; living, unmarried, In Boston, in 1765 
(Suffolk Co. Deeds, Vol. 86, page 249) ; perhaps m. July 28, 1763, 
John Thompson. 

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It. Xakt. b. 179: Hrrng vnmzned ia Boitcw im ITSS ^^ftft^Oci. 

Deeds. Vol. :«. p*ire 24* : p«riki;» n. ia irS*, H^vr Ftz^j. 
T. Samtil. b. Jnlj 4. 1721 : d. tcizb^. 

12. Samtxl" Belchzs (RkAar^^ Jmm»\d}). Ion in Ipnndi. Jnae :*1\ 

1699. ««§ tak€ii to ChaHesiowa bj his parents, wb<i>e' be lirv^i uh 
dl after he becnne of ^ge. He tbea located in Cambridge, wher^ 
he resided until 1742. when he remored to Wi^ntlum. wher^ be 
died in 1773. Bt oociipaxic>n he was a tailor and hasKftndinan. 
His wilL da^ed Sept. ^. 177S, names wife Sarah, dangl^t^n Marr. 
Al»gail and Ellizabedi. nnmarricd ; danghier Manba Jewen : erand- 
sons Darid and Joziaxhan Winchester : and iimis John. Andn^w. 
David, and Woodbridge ; the homestead being given u> the ^m 

He married. Dec. 27. 172^ Sarah, bom Sept. 26, 1706. dan^ter 
of Ichabod and Martha (Woodbarr) Brown of Cambridge. 

1. Sam UEU^ b. Dec 5. 1727 : no f nrtber record : probablr d. nnmazricd. 
ii. Sasah. b. Oct. 13. 172d: m. Dca. Elbanan Winchester, 
iii. Makt. b. Mar. 21. 1731-2. 
It. Maktha. b. Mar. 22. 1733-1; m. Jane 17, 1762. Jonathan Jewen of 

T. Abigail, b. Dec 16, 1735. 
Ti. EuzABXTB. b. Aog. 3. 1733. 

23. Tii. AXDREW. b. Sept. 10. 1740. 

24. Till. JoHX, b. Jone 20. 1744. 
26. ix. David, b. Aug. 14. 1746. 

26. X. WooDBBiDGB. b. Oct. 10. 1749. 

13. Jeremiah* Belcher {Richards* JeremiaA^), bom Sept. 13, 1701, 

chose, when his father died. William Bryant of Reading for his 
guardian. When a young man, be lived in Wobum for a timi\ but 
later located in Stoneham. On St-pt. 11, 1747, he was warned frx^m 
Wobum. He later settled in Lunenburg, Mass.. where he died aUnit 
1778, adminLstration on his estate being given that year. (AA'orce*- 
ter Co. Probate.) lie was in the military service from May 20 to 
Aug. 15, 1724, in the Co. of Capt. Elt-azer Tyng and of Capt. Josiah 
Willard, and also in Capt- William Caneily's Co. from Nov. 21, 
1724, to May 14, 1725. 

He marriwi, Apr. 12, 1733, Arminal, bora July 30, 1707, daugh- 
ter of Eliah and Mary ( Palmer) Tottingham of Woburn. 

Children, bom in Stoneham : 

1. Mary,* b. Jane 12, 1734. 

H. Sarah, b. Oct. 20, 1735. 

Iii. Jeremiah, b. about 1737 (?). A Jeremiah Belcher of Sbeffleld. 
Berkshire Co., was in the military service in 17c>l : and it was 
probably the same Jeremiah who enlisted in the Continental 
army, from Lanesborou;;h, Berkshire Co., at the a^e of 45, In 17S1. 
This soldier cannot be placed unless he was a son of Jeremiah.* 
No further positive information has been secureil of him. but 
there are Belchers in that vicinity who are probably descendeil 
from him. 

14. JoxATHAX* Helcher {Richardy^ JeremiaJi^)^ born Jan. 29, 1706-7, 

settled in Framingham when a youn^ man. His name api>eHrs as 
a tmmpeter in Capt Josiah Bro^-n's Co., from Sept. 23 to Oct. 27, 
1747, and he served as corporal in Capt, Ebenezer Neweirs Co., 

VOL. LX. 18 

256 Conference at Deerfield^ 1 735. [Julyi 

from Apr. 4 to Nov. 6, 1755, on a Crown Point expedition, also as 
corporal in Capt John Nixon's Co., from Apr. 10 to May 25, 1758. 
He died in 1787. He married, about 1733, Hannah,* bom in 1712, 
daughter of Joseph' and Mary (Read) Seaver of Roxbury, who 
died in 1796. 
Children : 

27. I. Jonathan,* b. about 1784. 

28. 11. Daniel, b. June 14, 1736. 

ill. Hannah, b. Mar. 10, 1743; d. young, 
iv. Andrew, b. June 16, 1748; d. yoi>ng. 

29. V. Ezra, b. 1761. 

80. vl. Joseph, bapt. July, 1766. 
Yii. Shubakl, d. young. 

[To be concluded.] 





By Hon. Gbo&qb Shbldox, of Deerfield. 

While engaged in gathering material for the hiatory of Deer- 
field, some thirty-five years ago, I heard from Miss Harriet Hitch- 
cock a tradition, told her by Charles Hitchcock, her father, that a 
treaty had been made with the Indians at Deerfield a long time ago, 
aud that the meeting was held on the home-lot then owned by 
Jonathan Hoyt,* who was our common ancestor. This tradition 
was unsupported by any record which had come to my knowledge, 
and observation had taught me that local traditions with no records 
to back them were, as a rule, to be taken with a great many grains 
of salt. However, with this tradition had come down a single Indian 
word. This word had apparently been so often repeated, I rea- 
soned, that it stuck, and may have become a by-word in the town. 
Therefore, there must be some foundation for the story of the 
Meeting. This word was " squawottock," meaning "more rum." 

With this fantastic foundation for my faith, I set about an ex- 
haustive search for traces of this convocation in the formidable mass 
of manuscript at the State House, and was at length rewarded by 
finding some bills of expenses attending a Conference with the 
Housatonics and other tribes at Deerfield, in August, 1735. But 
at this point I was confronted with a statement by our eminent 
historian. Gen. Epaphras Hoyt,t in his "Antiquarian Researches," 
that the Conference of 1735 was held at Fort Dummer. Further 

• Born 1688, died 1779. 
t Born 1766, died 1860. 

1906.] Conference at Deerfield, 1735. 257 

search revealed the record of a similar Conference at Fort Dummer 
two years later, October, 1737. In the very first speech at this 
Conference, made by Ontosogo, the Indian orator of the Cagh- 
nawagas said to Gov. Belcher, "Brother of the Broadway, Two 
Years Past I was at Deerfield, the matter then delivered to us by 
you was, that the old Covenant of Peace and Unity between our 
brother of the Broadway and us might be continued." In replying 
to Ontosogo, the Commissioners allude to " the Covenent of friend- 
ship renewed two years ago at Deerfield between this Government 
and the Cagnawaga Tribe." This settled the question that the 
meeting in 1735 was at Deerfield. Gen. Hoyt had evidently seen^ 
the report of this meeting at Fort Dummer, and in quoting from 
it had substituted '*Fort Dummer" for "Deerfield." Having no 
clue to a conference in his native town, and according to Sliss 
Hitchcock held on his grandfather's own home-lot, Hoyt interpreted 
"Deerfield" as covering the whole frontier, as "Boston" often stood 
in Canada for the whole colony. This slip of Gen. Hoyt should 
not discredit bis general accuracy. 

The question of location being settled, I renewed my search with 
ardor, but unfortunately I confined my eflPorts to the records of 
Indian Conferences and the manuscript Archives, and brought but 
little more to light. From these slight traces, and knowledge of 
the procedure in like Conferences, was made up the account of the 
Treaty printed in the History of Deerfield. It is primarily to give 
a fuller and more correct account of the Conference at Deerfield, 
August, 1735, that this paper is prepared. At this point I quote 
from the History of Deerfield. 

"As I have said, no record of this conference at Deerfield has 
been found, but we are indebted to Miss C. Alice Baker for two 
important papers relating to it, which she has lately discovered in 
the manuscript Archives at Quebec. One is a 'Letter from M. 
de Beauharnois to the Minister [in France], 1735 12th October.'" 
In this letter, written six weeks after the Conference, is enclosed 
the full text of a speech which Beauharnois says he had prepared 
and sent to Deerfield to be delivered by Ontosogo, the Caghnawaga 
Chief, as his own. Beauharnois writes, "My Lord, You will see 
by the words subjoined that I have had a journey to Deerfield made 
by trustworthy people, and the speech I have had made to them 
• . . . which astonished them not a little." 

This speech is skilfully drawn to hide all trace of French origin, 
and made to appear as if it were a spontaneous outbreak of the 
Caghnawaga chieftain, enraged by the reports of an English settle- 
ment on lands which he claimed as his own. These two papers 
were printed in full in the History of Deerfield as authentic addition 
to my sketch of the Conference. The reason for calling attention 
to this incident will appear in the next stage of this narration. 

258 Conference at Deerfieldy 1 735. [July, 

Years later, Judge Francis M. Thompson, while hunting material 
for his History of Greenfield, in the Public Library at Boston, hap- 
pened upon an official printed pamphlet containing the entire record 
of the Conference at Deerfield, August, 1735.* Here was a " find " 
indeed, and Judge Thompson was desirous of making a perfect 
copy for his history, but proper facilities were denied, and he was 
hampered in his efforts. Later, however, I was conceded the privi- 
lege needed for making a verbatim copy of this document, f Now, 
the record thus brought to light reveals a queer sequel. The pro- 
ceedings of each day of the Conference, and the speeches of each 
day, are given minutely, and from first to last there is not a word, 
or a hint, of the speech or subject matter of the speech, which 
M. de Beauharnois says he prepared for Ontosogo, and which, 
when delivered by Ontosogo at Deerfield, " astonished them not a 
little." It may be here added that at the Conference at Fort Dum- 
mer, two years later, there was neither word nor hint of this incen- 
diary speech by Ontosogo. Instead of waving the bloody axe and 
breathing threatenings and slaughter at Deerfield, as represented 
by Beauharnois, the Caghnawaga chief appears to be the most serene 
and happy man alive. In his farewell speech, August 29, he says, 
" I salute the Governor and all the Gentlemen here. I have been 
so handsomely treated since I have been with you that I have almost 
fancied myself in Heaven." Could Gov. Belcher and Ontosogo 
read the Canada version of this Conference, they would no doubt 
be "astonished not a little." How are these contradictions to be 
explained? How is the official Report of Gov. Belcher and the 
oflScial* letter of Gov. M. de Beauharnois to the Court of France 
to be reconciled? 

One is reminded of a conumdrum founded upon what a boy 
declared to be an impossible relationship to certain people. The 
solution of the puzzle given was, '*The little brat lied." Does not 
the solution in this case, at least, squint in the same direction ? But 
who was the author of this old conundrum ? Each must be his own 
judge. Could Gov. Belcher have suppressed such a speech afler 
he had promised to send each tribe a printed copy of the proceed- 
ings ? Indians never forget. Did Ontosogo keep the speech in his 
breast and report its delivery to Beauharnois with its astonishing 
effect on the English ? Hardly, when 142 Indians present could bear- 
testimony against him. Were the grievance, and the threatening 
speech, made up and sent to France, to show the King what a fiiith- 
ful and watchful governor he had as his representative in Canada? 
Did Beauharnois assume that his report would be forever buried in 
the Archives of France? He could not then have reckoned with 
Miss Baker a century and a half later. 

• See Thompson's Hi«tory of Greenfield, vol. I. pages 141-162. 
t It is the writer's intention to reprint tliis articlOi adding to it his copy of the docu- 

1906.] Conference at Deerfield, 1735. 259 

One more document should be preserved, and explained in this 
connection. Oct. 28, 1903, Rev. Anson Titus published in the 
Boston Transcript a manuscript found in the Archives of the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society, which he called " A Diary 
of Surpassing Interest, for the first time published." This Diary 
was written by a gentleman who attended the Deerfield Conference 
in the train of Gov. Belcher; but it was devoted mainly to the 
incidents of travel by the way. So far as it goes, in reciting the 
action of the Conference, it bears out the text of Gov. Belcher's 
report with a single exception. The diarist says that one of the 
tribes present was "the tribe of Mohegans." Knowing the history 
of the Mohegans, it was a justifiable presumption which led me to 
question the statement of one of the actors in the Conference, as 
to the presence of this tribe. Thinking there might have been an 
error in the copyist or typesetter, I examined the original, and ascer- 
tained there was no error in the printed copy ; '* Mohegan '' it was. 
But the doubt still remained, and a comparison of the diary with the 
OflSicial Report revealed the fact that the diarist unwittingly or ig- 
norantly used the name " Mohegan " to designate the Mohawks, 
who were actually present, associated with the Scattakooks and not 
otherwise named by him as a distinctive body. Where he writes 
^ Mohawks ^ it applies to the French Mohawks, or Caghnawaga tribe. 

It was the discovery of this error, and the untoward incident of 
the Beauhamois letter, which moved me to publish this pa[>er, that 
the close student of Indian affairs of the period might not be misled 
by the writer of the diary, or by the historian of Deerfield, in their 
reports of the Conference in 1735. 

There is another word that might be said touching this representa- 
tive gathering, but by no means confined to it. It shows in gener- 
al the parliamentary method of procedure in the public business 
meetings of the savage and the intruding white man. We see here 
the native savage imposing upon the representative of the highest 
civilization his own modes and forms of conducting public affairs. 
This emphasizes the fact that the impact of civilization upon savage- 
ry in this direction liad l>een successfully resiste<l. These forms 
and ceremonies of the Indians handed down from a far-off ago, from 
generation to generation, were so deeply rooted as to defy all induce- 
ments for conformity to the English metho^ls. I have said else- 
where, from information obtained chiefly in conversation with Miss 
Alice Fletcher, an eminent authority on Indian affairs : — 

''The red man is generally spoken of as the child of frer^flom ; 
but no galley slave wa<» more firmly bound to his oar, than wa- the 
North American Indian to the customs and traditions of his tril>e. 
He had no will of his own. His c^>stume, hi* habit*, his conduct 
in war or peace, were all marked out for him by inexoniUf; law. 

. . . Contact with civilization made not a whit of change in 

260 Conference at Deerfield, 1735. [July, 

his mode of conducting public business, whether in the State House 
at Boston, or by the Council fire in the wilderness. At the Court 
of the' Grande Monarche* Louis XIV., etiquette was not more 
strictly enforced than with the tribes, in their conferences and trea- 
ties with the whites. The latter were obliged to conform as best 
they could to the ceremonial forms of the savage. Governors and 
Embassadors gravely smoked the Pipe of Peace . . . ; lifted 
or buried the hatchet, brightened the Covenant chain, sent or re- 
ceived the wampum belts, and gave the inevitable present ; for no 
promise was sacred and no treaty binding which was not ratified by 
an exchange of gifts." * With this strong attachment to their inter- 
national civil forms, it would seem an utterly hopeless task to at- 
tempt a change in their religious rites relating to the unseen and 
controlling powers all about them. But the fact remains, account 
for it as you may, that the devoted English missionaries were par- 
tially successful in their attempts to " convert " the natives to Chris- 
tianity ; albeit it generally proved in the end a ruinous operation to 
the natives, as they took more readily to the vices than the virtues 
of their Christian neighbors. At this same Conference of which 
we write, a minister was ordained to go among the people of one of 
the tribes, to labor for their conversion. The history of the Housa- 
tonic Indians shows that this effort met with a considerable meas- 
ure of success. They as a tribe accepted the new Deity, the new 
forms of worship, and many of the ways of civilization ; thus they 
were held constant friends of the English in subsequent French and 
English wars. 

The Diary quoted below had never before, so far as known, been 
published. In his introduction Mr. Titus said : — 

'* The following diary was kept by a member of the council of 
Governor Jonathan Belcher, on the tour to consult with the Indians 
in the western part of the Bay Province. It is not known by whom 
it was written. " 

This itinerary is condensed, but the entries bearing on the Confer- 
ence are given in full. 

*' On Wednesday morning August 20*^. 1735. about six o'clock 
His Excellency, attended by a number of Gentlemen, set out from 
Boston on a Journey to Deerfield, about 120 miles." 

That day they reached Col. Chandler's at Worcester; August 

2l8t, reached Col. Dwight's at Brookfield ; the 22d, Col. Stoddard's 

at Northampton ; the 25th, they went up to Deerfield. 

'' 26^. Tuesday tarry'd at Deerfield. 

27*^. Wednesday at Deerfield. There was a Tent erected of 

about 100 Foot long, where the Gov', din'd with the rest of the 

•July 10, 1735, John Wheelwright was allowed by the Council six hundred pounds, 
for the purchase of " a present to the Western Indians to be given them at the intended 
Interview at Deerfield. '* 

1906.] Conference at Deerfield, 1735. 261 

Gentlemeiii & where in the afternoon the Tribe of the Cagnaroagas 
(or French Mohawks)* was sent for, & after the usual Salutations 
& Conference they were dismist. 

28"*, Thursday at Deerfield. The same was done to the Hoase- 
tonnocksy & to the Scattacooks & Mohegans [Mohawks] together, 
in the forenoon. In the afternoon the Mohawks [French Mohawks] 
were sent for again, & had a conference. It lasted about an hour 
& an half. ^ 

29"*. Friday at Deerfield. The Housetonnocks were sent for, 
& had a conference : it lasted about an hour & an half (in the fore- 
noon) Then the Mohawks [French Mohawks] were sent for, 
reciev'd their Presents after a short Conference, & din'd with the 
Govemour & Gentlemen in the Tent, & after Dinner the Gov', took 
his Leave of them. 

30^^. Saturday at Deerfield. The Housetonnocks were sent for, 
& after some Conference reciev'd their Presents, & were dismist. 
Then the Scattacooks were sent for & in like manner reciev'd their 
Presents, the Mohegans [Mohawks] reciev'd theirs after Dinner 
without any further Conference. These three Tribes [Housatonics, 
Scattakooks, Caghnawagas] din'd with the Govemour. 

31"*. Sabbath Day at Deerfield. In the forenoon, the Rev^. M'. 
[John] Sergeant was ordain'd to preach the Gospel to the Tribe of 
flie Housctonnock Indians. The Rev^. M'. [Jonathan] Ashley of 
Deerfield began with Prayer, the Rev**. M'. [Nathaniel] Appleton 
of Cambridge preach'd from 2 Tim : 2 : 2 1 . * If a man therefore purge 
himself from these he shall be a Vessell unto Honour, sanctified & 
meet for the Master's use, & prepared unto every good work. * The 
Rev**. M'. [William] Williams of Hatfield gave the charge, & the 
Rev**. M' [Stephen] Williams of Springfield the right hand of Fel- 
lowship. In the afternoon the Rev**. M' Williams of Springfield 
preach'd from 2 : Is : 4 : ' And he shall judge among the nations, 
& shall rebuke many peoples : and they shall beat their swords into 
ploughshares, & their Spears into Pruning Hooks.' " 

Sept. 1, Monday, they rode up to Fort Dummer; Sept. 2, they 
rode through Northfield, Montague, Sunderland, and Hadley, to 
Kelloggs ferry, where the Governor and party crossed over to North- 
ampton ; Sept. 3, they went to Westfield, and thence to Springfield ; 
Sept. 4, homeward bound, they reached Brookfield; Sept. 5, at 
Marlborough ; and Sept. 6, arrived at Boston. 

In the ofiScial report of the Conference by Gov. Belcher, there is 
a notable lack of the picturesque and embellished oratory which 
writers generally put into the mouths of Indian speakers. In fact, 
the language of Gov. Belcher is more figurative than that of the In- 

•The Caghnawagas were an offshoot of the Mohawks, one of the Five Nations. 
They had heen converted by Catholic missionaries and induced to remove and settle 
on the Sorel River in Canada. There they were a bulwark against invasion fVom the 
South. Thej were known as '* French Mohawks. " 

262 Records of the Church in Vernotif Conn. [July* 


Communicated by Miss Ma&t Kinobburt Talcott, of Hartford, Conn. 
From the manuscript copy owned by the Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames. 
(Concluded from page 205.] ^ 

Oct' 6. The TTife of Doa^ Dorchefter.— The Wife of Squire 

Recm* by M' Persona. 

Jan^^. Oliver King & his Wife. 

Aug* 4. Eunice Root Sep* 22. Wealthy Carpenter. 
Sep* 29. Samuel Rogers. — Jofiah Whitney. 

Oct. 6. Nathaniel Rogers. 27. Charles Warner. — Elijah Loomis Jun'. 
Nov**' 3. Abigail Root 10. Seth King and his Wife. 17. Leonard 

Rogers and his Wife. 
Decern**' 1. Caleb Talcott Jun'. 
Decern**' 15. James Chapman. 

Anno Dom* 1783. 
Jan'' 26. Amafa Loomis & his Wife. 
Feb. 2. Rachel Hunt 23. Elijah Loomis & his Wife. 
March 16. Solomon Loomis Ju'. 
Apriel. Jofeph Seflions & Wife Recommended by y® 5*** C** in Windham. 

Aug* 10. Jofeph Loomis & his Wife Lois. — Eunice the Wife of Daniel 

Carpenter recomend** by M' Willard. 
Sep* 12. Jerufha Wife of Ezek* Ricbardfon, Recmd** by M' Strongv 

June 5. Lucy, the Wife of Afahel Root, Recommend by M' Strong 

Aug* 5. Henry Waldo & Hannah his Wife Recom** by M' Coltou. 
Sept 19. Daniel Field & his Wife Recommended by M' Colton. 

March 12. Juftus Talcott & Sarah his Wife. 
Apriel 16. Rufus Safford & Mary his Wife. 
May. Elifabeth the Wife of Phinehas Chapman. 
June 18. Jonathan Fowler & his Wife Sarah. 
Aug* 12. Benj° Talcott Jun' & his Wife Recomended by M' Colton. 

June 17. Rachel the Wife of Elijah Loomis Jun'. 

John Olcott & Wife. 
Nov**' 2. Oliver Hunt & his Wife. 

1906.] Records of the Church in Vernon^ Conn. 263 

May 3. Guftayus Kilbom & his Wife Elifabetb. 
Jane 7. Ebenezer Kellogg Jnn. & Abigail his Wife. 
Nov. 8. Jofeph King. 

March 7. Lucy the wife of Mofes Thrall. 
May 30. Phinehas Talcott & his Wife. 
July 11. Lucy, Wife of Tho" Field recommend by M' Colton. 
Sep^ 12. Cornelius Roberts & his Wife. 26. Daniel Lord & his Wife. 
Oct*^ 3. The wife of James Chapman. 3. Sarah Toiry. 

1791 1791. 

June 5. Seth Talcott & Wife recommended by M' EUes of E. Bury.* 
Aug* 15. Samuel Talcott. 
Se]^ 18. Rofwell Smith & his Wife.— Mabel the wife of Stephen Rich- 

ardfon recommend by M' Strong of Coventry. 
Decem^ 4. Leverett Eiffel and his Wife. 

Anno Domini 1792. 
June 9. Rachel the wife of Zadok How. 
July 15. The Widow Simons. 
Aug* 26. Sarah, the wife of Samuel Talcott. 
Sep* 30. David Smith & Olive his Wife. 
Nov^ 4. Reuben King. 

A. Dom» 1793. 
Ap* 7. Hezekiah Loomis & his Wife. 
June 16. Rofwell Pam & his Wife. 
Sep* 29. Eli Hammond and his Wife. 
Decem^ 15. Reuben Carpenter & Miriam his Wife. 

ADomini 1794. 
June 22. Roger Darte & his wife recommended by y* C*^ in Surry, N. 

Decern*" 7. Sarah, the wife of Cap* Fuller, recom** by M' Persons, E. H.t 

ADom' 1795. 
Marc^ 1. Eliakim Hitchcock Jun' & his Wife. 
Ap* 19. The wife of Jofeph Hyde recommend by M' Willar**. 
Aug* 9. Samuel Field. 

Jan^ 17. Thomas W. Kellogg & Mary his Wife. 
June 19. Abel Driggs and iUwhel his Wife. 
July 17. Ebenezer Hunt and Mary his Wife. 
Aug* 28. Cap* Jehiel Fuller. 

Nov^' 20. The wife of John Olcott. 20. The wife of Caleb Talcott 
Jun'. 27. Widow Mary Hyde, recommended by M* Nott of Franklin. 

Jan^ 29. John Darte. 
Mar»» 19. Simon King & his Wife. 

* East Glastenbarj. 
t Easthampton. 

264 Records of the Church in Vernon^ Conn. [July, 

Ap^ 2. Salmon dig. 17. Sarah, the wife of Ebenezer Reed. 30. 

Ebenezer Reed. 
June 11. Loifl y* wife of Nath* Hurlbart 
Sept 3. Jacob Talcott & Anna his wife. 17. Achfah, wife of John 

Pearl, recommended by M' Alden of Willington. 

Anno Dom^ 1798. 
Jan^ 7. Daniel Talcott & his wife. 
May 13. Alvin Talcott and his wife. 
Aug 5. Doc^ Eleazer Maccray & his wife. 
Oc^ 21. Alvan Baker & his wife. 

Anno Dom* 1799. 
Feb 17. Elijah Skinner Jun' & his wife. 
Nov** 24. Jy Hinckly & his wife. 

Anno Domini 1800. 
March 23. Clarifsa Ladd.— Sarah Pratt. 
May 24. Lyman Hunt. — John Delano. 

Ang^ 10. Abigail Carpenter. 31. Elijah Tucker Ju' <& his wife. 
Oct' 6. Allen McLean. 
Nov^ 23. John Chapman. 

Anno Dom' 1801. 
March 29. Samuel Anders & his wife. 

May 31. Elijah Hammond & Martha his wife recommend by M' Coltoo. 
Aug^ 2. Sufannah King. 16. Alpheus Anders & his^nfe. 

Anno Dom* 1802. 

Janu^ 17. Hannah the 2<* wife of Eben'' Kellogg Jun'. 

May 9. Percy the wife of Jofeph Hyde Jun' recommended by M*" Pond 
Paftor of the 1"* C"» in Aftiford. 

June 6. Benjamin Kilboum & his wife recommended by M' King Paflor 
of y* 2 C"^ in East Hartford. 

Nov 7. Caleb Parfsons & his wife recommended by M' Hayes of South 

ADom* 1803. 

April 3. Solomon Perrin & Anna his wife recommended by M' Gillet 
Paftor of y* C"* in Gilead. 

May 8. Eraftus M^Kinney. 

Sep*' 25. Hannah 2** wife of Benjamin Talcott Jun'. 

Oct' 2. Lucy wife of Hope Tucker, recommend by Salmon King, Paf- 
tor of the C** in Orford. 

Nov^ 6. Lots the wife of Nathan Chapman. 

Decem 1. Will™ Worthington & Wife, and their daughters Sarah & 
Celina, recommended by M' Forward of Belcherfbown in Maflachufetts. 

ADom* 1804. 
March 30. Betsey 3^ wife of Ebenezer Kellogg Jun', recommended by 

M' Judfon of Sheffield Maff '•. 
Aug* 5. Abraham Whedon & Lydia his wife recommended by M' Eells 

Paftor of f 2^ (y^ in Branford. 
Oct' 7. Widow Rachel Brunfon. 
Decem^ 2. Nabbe the wife of John Chapman recommend by Rev** Mr. 

Colton of Bolton. 

1906.] Records of the Church in Vernon^ Conn. 265 

ADom' 1805, 
Aug* 4. John Pain & his wife. 
Oct' 20. Hope Tucker. 

Anno Domini 1806. 
June 29. Salley Roberts. — Clarifla Coming. 
Aug* 24. Ezekiel Baker & his wife. 31. Sarah the wife of Brint Pain. 

A.D. 1807. 
May 81. Francis King A.B. 
July 12. Darius Hunt & his Wife. 

Anno Dom* 1808. 
May 8. Daniel Cone & Keziah his wife, recommended by the Rev^ W" 

Lyman Pastor of the church in Millington. 
June 26. Emely Bow. 
Oct' 2. The wife of Daniel Fuller. 
Nov^ 20. Charles Lee. 
Decem^ 4. Alexander McLean & wife recommended by Rev^ Salmon 

King of Orford. 25. Miriam Sheldon. 


Jan^ 8. John Bingham recommended by the Rev** Eph™ Woodruff N. 

Apriel 9. MaryCoroiog. — Olive Hammond. 16. Joanna Johns. — Patty 

May 14. The wife of Francis McLean. 28. The wife John A. Hall. 

June 4. Polly Woodard. 

Oct' 22. Elijah Hammond Jun'. 29. Harriet Humphry. — Betsey Rog- 
ers. — Nancy Rogers. — Lydia Cady. 

Nov** 5. Anna, the wife of Doct' Dart, recommended by y* Rev** W™ B. 
Riply of Lebanon Gofhen. 

Anno Dom* 1810. 
Jan^?. Sarah Thrall.— Zina King. 
Feby 25. Eunice Rogers.— Lydia Root. — Fanny Smith. — Electa Smith. 

Anno Dom* 1811. 
June 16. Widow Sibel Barstow, recommend** by the Church in Colimibia. 
Oct' . Susannah wife of Elijah King. 

Nov 24. Josiah Fox, recommended by the C** in Enfield of which Rev** 
N. Prudden is Pastor. 

Anno Dom* 1812. 
March 1. The wife of Jonathan S. Tucker. 
May 10. Delano Abbot & his wife. [They only " owned the Covenant." 

—A. S. K.] 
Nov»* 22. Clark Tucker. 

Anno Dom* 1813. 
Apriel 18. Sally, the wife of Elam Tuttle, recommended by the Pastor 

& C"» in North Haven. 
May 6. Ruth the wife of Reuben Skinner recommend by Rev** M' Ripley 

& C"» in Malborough. 
Aug' 15. Anna, the wife of Elliot Palmer. 
Oct' 8. Betsey Pran [Pain?]. 

266 Records of the Church in Vernon^ Conn. [July, 

Aduo Dom* 1814. 

July 24. Roth, wife of Scott 

Aug^ 14. Martin Kellogg. — George Kellogg. 21. Ammariah Knox. — 

Nancy Talcott. — Zilp£ft Perkins. 
Sept 25. Lydia Corning. 
Decern^ 18. Hulda Millard. 

Anno Dom^ 1815. 

Jany 8. Anne, wife of CoP L. P. Tinker. 

March 5. Ruth Sage, widow of Reuben Sage. — Jemima Hills, widow. 

April 23. Ephraim Tucker & his wife. 30. Lyman Ransom & his wife. 
— Sophrona Wheadon, — Meliscent Wheadon. — The widow Anna Car- 
penter, recommended by docf Nathan Williams, Pastor of y* C*^ in 

May 7. Joshua Pearl Jun' & his wife. — Oliver Baker & his wife. — The 
widow Mary Warburton. — The widow of Stephen Johns. — Warren 
M'^Kinney & his wife. — The wife of Lemuel Abott, (Lucretia). — 21. 
Rachel Carpenter. — Anna Talcott — Milla Talcott. — Amanda Stedman. 

Jane 11. The wife of Reuben Sage.— The wife of John R. Phelps.— The 
wife John Abbott — The wife of Aaron Perrin. — Hannah Wells. — Calista 

Aug* 6. Cyntha, wife of Russel King. — wife of Russel Sage. 

—Henry Kellogg. 20. Sarah Talcott— Clarissa M^^Lean. 

Anno Dom^ 1816. 
Feb 25. Eunice Chapman. — Docia Wells. — Mary the wife of Ralph 

March 24. Flavel Talcott & his wife Eunice, who were recommended by 

y« Rev<^ M"^ Parmele of Bolton. 
June 16. Miriam Root 
Sep* 1. Lydia Millard.— Roxy King. 

A.Domini 1817. 
May 25. Eliza, wife of George Kellogg recommended by Rev** E. Cook 
of Orford, E. H. 


June 28*^ Widow Mary Scarborough recommended by the church of 
Christ in Brooklyn by letter dated Jan^ 30*** 1818. 

July 5*^. Eldad Barber and his wife. — Agustus Grant and his wife. — The 
wife of Wareham Grant — ^Margery Drown. 

Sept 6"». Joel Talcot & the wife of Francis M^^Lean. 

Nov 1**. Sylva the wife of Greorge Holden. — Olive Abbot. — Gurdon 
Grant — Electa Grant. 


Jan^ 3"*. Asa Cone. — wife of Asa Cone. — Henry Dixon. — Sarah, the 
wife of Elijah Lee. — Anne, the wife of Curtis Crane. — Olive Smith. — 
Hannah P. Talcott 

March 7***. Wife of Harvey Cunningham, — Lucy Cunningham. — Martha 
Hammond. — Sarah Lee. — Lucy Lee. — Deborah Pearl. — Elizabeth Tal- 
cott. — Maria Kellogg. 

July 4*^. Erastus M<^Collum.— Baca Wife of John Walker.— Miriam Wife 
of Joel Thrall. — Hannah Talcott — Elizabeth Warburton. — Mary Anne 
Chapman. — Eunice Hindey. — Elizabeth ELindey. — Mary Cunningham. 

1906.] Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn. 267 

Sept 5*^. Frands Grant — Wife of Frauds Grant — Boyal Talcott— Sarah 
Carpenter. — Jerasha, Wife of John Lncas. — Betsey Taloott — Julia Tal- 

Nov 7^. Mrs Lydia Hall (by letter from the diorch of Christ in Orford). 


Jan^ 2"*. George Tryon. — ^Wife of Greorge Tryon. — Josiah Hammond. — 
Benjamin Talcott Jon. — Seneca Gale. 

May 7*^. Sally, wife of Eliphalet C. Parker, by letter from the church of 
Christ in Montville. 

July 3*^. Bathsheba Talcott— Lucretia Hunt 

Sept 3"^. Else Fuller (by letter from the Church of Christ in East Had- 

Feb^ 25*»». Harriet W. Ely (by letter from the church of Christ in Hart- 

Feb 13^. Dea^" Elisha Ladd, (by letter from the Church of Christ in 
North Wilbraham.) 

Feb 2o^. Nathaniel Hubbard Jun and Wife (by letter from the Church 
of Christ in Bolton.) 

Aug 25«*» 1822. Eliza, wife of Allyn Kellogg Recommended by Rev** 

A. B. Collins, Pastor of the Church in Andover. 
25^. Wealthy Hayden Recommended by Rev^ Henry Lord Pastor of 

the Church in Williamsburgh Mas. 
Sept 29"*. Mary Johns. 
Oct 27^. Martha, wife of Royal Talcott recommended by letter from 


1823 May 25"». Elisabeth Kellogg wife of Nathaniel O Kellogg Recom- 
mended by the Church of Christ in Stock,bridge, Mas, David D Field 

Oct 2C"*. Thomas Wells and Wife Recommended by the Church of 

Christ in Tolland, Ansel Nash Pastor. 
Nov 9. Sybel Tuttle the Wife of Miles Tuttle Recommended by the 

Church in North Haven. 

1824 Jan 11. Betsey Talcott the Wife of Benjamin Talcott Recommended 
by the Rev^ Ansel Nash Pastor of the Church iu Tolland. 

Jan 11. Alithea Kellogg Wife of Henry Kellogg. Recommended by the 
Church of Christ in Bolton. 

June 14*** 1818. By vote of the church, Oliver Baker and his wife recom- 
mended to the church of Christ in Springfield. 
Letter sent Oct 1819. 

Sept 27'^. The wife of Russel King recommended by vote of the church 
to the fellowship of the churches wherever Providence mav call her. 

1819 Aug r*. Rachel Lyman (formerly Rachel Carpenter) by vote of 
the church recommende<l to the church of Christ in Paris, N. York, 
society of Hanover. 

1820 May 18^^. George Tryon and wife recommended to the church of 
Christ in Gilead. 

268 Descendants of John Chedsey. [Joiy^ 

Aug 9'''. Amaziah Knox recommended to the Church in the Sooth Society 
in Hartford. 

April 27*^ 1821. Sarah Landfear (formerly Sarah Talcott) by vote of the 
Church recommended to the Chorch of Christ in Orford. 

The following persons have been Recommended from this Church since 
M' ElyyS Dismission — ^Viz — 

About, April 1*^ 1822. Abraham Whedon & Wife and Melicent Whedon, 
rec^ certificate of good standing in this church, upon whidi they were 
received into the church in N. Branford. 
About June I'' 1823. Widow Ruth Skinner received a letter of Dismis- 
sion, Recommended to the Church in Marlborough. 
May 2**. The Church voted letters of Dismission— To Betsey the Wife 
oi George W. Griswold to the Church in Manchester. 

To Sally Wife of Eliphalet C. Parker to the Church in Montville. 
To Elizabeth Wife of Silas Drake to the first Church in Hartford. 

P. Talcott. 


Compiled by Hon. Ralph D. Sm ttu and communicated bj Dr. Bbunjuu) C. STBDrBa. 

1. Dea. John^ Chidsey, of East Haven, Conn., was an early settler 
at New Haven, and took the oath of fealty in 1647. He married Eliza- 
beth , and died Dec 31, 1688. His wife died the same year. 

• ChUdren : 

I. Mary,» b. Sept. 22, 1660; d. Oct. 9, 1660. 

II. John, b. Oct. 21, 1661 ; d. 1693. 

iii. Sarah, b. Oct. 21, 1663; m. Oct. 26, 1683, Samael AUing. 

2. Iv. Joseph, b. Dec. 6, 1656; d. 1712. 

V. Daniel, b. July 30, 1657; d. June 4, 1667. 

vl. Maby, b. Nov. 24, 1659 ; m. Mch. 2, 1696, Jonathan Gilbert. 

8. vii. Caleb, b. Nov. 20, 1661; d. Feb. 20, 1713. 

viil. Hannah, b. Jan. 9, 1663. 

4. ix. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 10, 1666; d. Sept. 26, 1726. 

X. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 16, 1668; d. July 16, 1688. 

2. Joseph' Chidsey {John}) married Sarah . 

Children : 

i. Hannah,' b. Jan. 28, 1696; m. Nov. 30, 1718, Levi Bradley. 

11. Joseph, b. Aug. 16, 1698; d. young. 

Iii. Sarah, b. May 13, 1700; d. Mch. 7. 1778; m. May 16, 1721, Bben- 

ezer Lee of Guilford, who d. Sept. 24, 1761. 
Iv. Abigail, b. Apr. 28, 1702; m. Mch. 12, 1729, Daniel Hitchcock. 
« v. Rachel, b. Mch. 16, 1704. 

vl. Dinah, b. May 14, 1707. 

vii. Abel, b. Mch. 7, 1708-9; d. Mch. 24, 1709-10. 
6. vlii. Joseph, b. Aug. 8, 1710; d. May 19, 1790. 

8. Caleb^ Chidsey (John}) married first, May 10, 1688, Anne Thomp- 
son, who died Jan. 15, 1691-2, without issue ; and married second, 
Jan. 6, 1693, Hannah Dickerman, who died Dec. 25, 1708. 

1906.] Descendants of John Chedsey. 269 

Children by second wife : 

i. Danikl,* b. Mch. 25, 1695 ; d. Oct. 27, 1716. 

6. ii. Caleb, b. May 9, 1697. 

7. ill. Abraham, b. Mch. 81, 1699. 
lY. Mart, b. Oct. 18, 1701. 

4. Ebenezer' Chidset {John}) married PriBcilla Russell, who died 

Jan. 1, 1728. 
Children : 

I. Sarah,* b. Dec. 8, 1689. 
U. John, b. Nov. 6, 1691. 

ill. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 6, 1698. 

Iv. John, b. Mch, 4, 1694-5. 

y. Samuel, b. Jane 6, 1699 ; d. Oct. 8, 1726. 

vl. Ebknezbr, b. Dec. 6, 1701 ; killed by apsettlDg a cart, June 28, 1716. 

vll. James, b. Aag. 28, 1704. 

5. Joseph* Chidset (Joseph,^ John})y of North Guilford, married, Oct. 

22, 1735, Bathshua, daughter of Timothy Baldwin of North Guil- 
ford, who died Sept. 15, 1792, aged 76. 
Children : 

8. 1. Joseph,* b. July 11, 1788. 

II. Lois, b. July 8, 1741 ; m. July 2, 1760, John Bartlett of North Gull- 

ford, who d. Mch. 18, 1801 ; d. Feb. 15, 1820. 

III. Samuel, b. Dec. 4, 1748. 

Iv. AsENATH, b. July 15, 1746 ; m. Feb. 16, 1774, Selah Dudley. 

y. Sarah, b. Aug. 24, 1748. 

vl. Mart, b. Oct. 14, 1751 ; m. Jan. 27, 1779, Luther Dudley. 

9. vll. Nathan, b. Mch. 14, 1755 ; d. Nov. 8, 1882. 

6. Caleb' Chidset {Caleb,^ John}) married widow Abigail Smith. 

Children : 

i. Isaac* b. Nov. 8, 1731. 
11. Caleb, b. Sept. 1, 1738. 

7. Abraham' Chidsey {Caleb,^ John^) married first, Mabel , 

who died Mch. 8, 1734 ; and married second, Mary , who died 

Apr. 3, 1737. 

Children by first wife : 

^ 1. Daniel,* b. 1719; d. 1720. 

ii. Daniel, b. 1728; d. 1729. 

iii. Daniel, b. 1729; d. 1730. 

iv. Hannah, d. July 1, 1730. 

V. Abraham. 

8. Joseph* Chidsey {Joseph^* Joieph,^ John^) married Zerviah, daugh- 

ter of Daniel Collins. 
Children : 

i. Loi8,» b. Sept. 7, 1761 ; d. Feb. 13, 1774. 
11. Augustus, b. Jau. 27, 1764. 
iii. Samuel, b. Aug. 14, 1766. 

9. Nathan* Chidsey {Jo$eph^ Joteph^ John^)^ married first, Dec. 27, 

1786, Rachel Benton, who died Nov. 25, 1820; and married second, 
Apr. 8, 1821, Mary Kimberley, who died Feb. 13, 1850. 
Children by first wife : 

1. Joseph,* b. July 5, 1787; m. Mch. 16, 1809, Molly Coe of Durham, 
and had : 1. Helen,* b. June 6, 1818 ; m. John Wadsworth of Wash- 

270 Gardiner Family Bible Records. [July, 

ington, D. C. 2. Maria Therua. 8. Joseph. 4. Charles Philip, b. 
June 6, 1817 ; m. Sarah C. Squire of Durham, who was b. Oct. 4, 
1821, in Granville, Mass. ; lived in New Yorlc. Children : Charles 
Adrian,^ Marian Augusta, Sarah Squire, Frank Bates, Joseph, 

Herbert Chauncey, Nathan, Anna Catharine, (a daughter), 

Nathan A., and Helen B. 
li. Abrauam, b. Oct. 18, 1791 ; was very talented but wild, and went 
away about 1815. 


Communicated by Ebnbst Lbwis Gat, A.B., of Boston. 

The following items are copied from a leaf of the family Bible 
which belonged to David Gardiner (David/ John,* David,* LionM, 
of Gardiner's Island and New London, bom 3 June, 1718, A.B. 
Yale 1736, died 17 Jan., 1776. This leaf is now in the possession 
of his great-great-granddaughter Miss Jane Richards Perkins of New 
London, Conn. The items form distinct additions to the data found 
in Curtiss C. Gardiner's ^^Lion GardiAer and his Descendants" 
(1890), page 118. 

David Gardiner and Elizabeth Gardiner was married A.D. 1741, 
March 29. 

Samuel Gardiner ye Son of David and Elizabeth Gardiner was bom 
A.D. 1742/3 Febr. 4. Departed Life September (?) 14, 1775. 

Elizabeth Ganliiier ye Daughter of David and Eliz*. Gardiner was bom 
A.D. 1744 October 15. Departed Life Aug. 6, 1757. 

Mary Gardiner ye Daughter of David and Elizabeth Gardiner was born 
A.D. 1746 May 12. 

David Gardiner ye Son of David and Elizabeth Gardiner was bora 
A.D. 1748/9 March 18. 

Elizabeth Gardiner ye Daughter of David and Eliz*. Gardiner was bora 
A.D. 1750/1 Jan. 25. 

Joseph Gardiner ye Son of David and Elizabeth Gardiner was born A.D. 
1753 April 17. 

Lucretia Gardiner ye Daughter of David & Elizabeth Gardiner was 
bora A.D. 1755 Apr*. 18. 

Thomas Gardiner ye Son of David & Elizabeth Gardiner was bora 
A.D. 1757 Nov. 5. 

Elizal^eth Gardiner the Wife of David Gardiner Departed this Life 
Octob' 13, 1772 in the Fifty First year of Her Age. 

David Gardiner Departed this Life Jany 17, 1776 — In the Fifteth 
Eaight year of his age. 

Samuel Gardiner Son to David and Elizabeth Gardiner departed this 
life June 14, 1775. 

July 9, 1792, departed life at N. York, Thomas Gardiner Son of David 
& Eliz*. Gardiner Aged 34-^ 

David Gardiner son of David & Elizabeth Gardiner Departed this life 
at Flusing Long Isknd Sept. 2, 1809 Aged 60. 

1906.] Records of Second Church of ScittMiU. 271 




Commanicated by Wilfobd Jacob Litohfibld, M.S., of Southbridge, Mass. 
[Continued from page 182.] 

May 15. 1791* Clarrifsa & Lucinda twins Daughters to Sam^ : DamoD and 

May 22 Lydia Daughter to Simeon Daman & wife 

June 6 Clarrifsa D. to abiel Turner Jun'. & wife 

Galen Clapp Son to Capt John James & wife 
Rebeckah in Private D. to Tho*. Lapham Jun' & wife 

July 8 George & Ruth, Son and D. to Tho*. Lapham Jun and wife 

Delire Eells D. to Calvin Daman and Wife 
Elias Son to James Barrell Jun^ And Wife 

Aug^ 7 : Quintus Carolus, Son of Charles Turner Efq'. <& Wife 
Lucinda D : to Elijah Turner and wife 
Tryphine D to Tho*. Sylvefter Jun'. & Wife 
Sylvefter Son to Charles Tolman & wife 
Joseph Son To Roland Turner and wife 
Thomas Son to Tho'. Waterman and Wife 
Lufstanos. Son to Bryant Stephenfon & wife 
Mary ColIier[?] D to Galen Daman & Wife in private 
Zacheriah adult in y® other Parilh very Sick. His other 

name Nafh. 
Charles, Son to Noah Meritt in private 
Elifha Son to Elifha Young & wife 
Benj* Turner Son to Benj* Lane & wife 
Horace Son to Capt Enoch Collmomore [sic\ and wife 
Experence D to Sam^^ Randall and Wife 
Hannah D to Capt John James and wife 
Hannah D to Nath" Waterman and wife 
Thirzby D to Jofhua Bryant Jun'. & wife 
Betfy D. to Mathew Tore [Torrey] & Wife 
Chloe D to Benj* Bowker Jun'. and wife 
Thomas Son to tho*. Ruggles & wife 
Sara". Son to Charls Turner Efq'. & Wife. 
Mary D to Sam". Curtis & wife 
Leafe D to Jofeph Cufhing & wife 
Harris Son to Gerfliom Bowker in Private 
Lucy & Ruth Daughters to Will"* Barrell and wife 
Samuel Son to Charles Turner Efq'. and wife 
Lydia, Betfy, Hannah, D' : William Joliah Levitt Sons to 

William James & wife. 
Polly D : to s**. James & wife Baptized in private 

• This entry begins what is left of the church baptisms of Rev. David Barnes — con- 
tained in loosely-sewed sheets, without covers, preserved at the Norwell Bank. There 
appears to be a hiatus in these records from 1757 to this entry. liev. Dr. Barnes re- 
tired from tho ministry in 1809, and was succeeded by Rev. Samuel Deane. Besides 
the baptisms, there are marriages, church admissions, dismissals, etc. 
VOL. LX. 19 









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Records of Second Church of ScitucUe. [ Jtily, 

Sept 28 

Octob': 7 

Sept 16 Elijah Stowers Son to Elijah Curtice Jun' & wife 
Lucy Cufhiog D. To Stephen Bowker & wife 
Elijah Son to John Hatch and wife. 
Calvin Son to Calvin Daman & wife 
Artimifsa : D to Jonathan Hatch Jun^ and wife 
James Son to Jefse Wright & wife 
Juda Litchfield D. To Jofhua Daman & wife 
Polly D : to Tho*. Lapham Jun^ and wife 
Eleanor Wife of Robert Northy. 
Eleanor D : & James Son to Robert Northy and Wife 
Jofeph Son to Sam". Simmons & Wife 
Mary Turner D. to Jofeph Tolman Jun' & Wife 
Thankfull Wife to Sam". Simons Adult 
Peleg & Sam". Sons to Sam". Simons and wife 
Luther son to Luther Barrell and Wife 
Benj*. Hearfsy son to Bhaddock Jacobs and wife 
Marcus Son to Sam". Tolman & wife 
John Son to Elijah Bowker and wife 
Elijah Son to William Brooks Junr & wife 
Clarrifsa D : to Jofeph Jacobs and Wife 
Lucy D. to Benj* Lane and Wife 
Anna D. to Elifha Briggs and wife 
Bettfy D : to Israel Turner & wife 
Gorham Son to Jofeph Benfon & wife 
Betfey D. to Nath". Culhing <& wife 
Lucy D. to Jofeph Culhing and wife 
Abigail D to Gerfhom Bowker and wife in private 
Elifha Son to David Clapp & wife in private 
Lucy D. to Nath" Chittenden & Wife 
Nancy D to Lemuel Jacobs & wife 
Horrace Son to John James and wife 
Hannah Tolmon D. to Charles Turner Efq^ & Wife 
Efther D to Charies Cole & wife 
Alpheus Son to Micah Stetfou & wife 
Efiher D to Charles Cole and wife 

Eldward [or Edward] son to Nath". Cufhing Jun'. and wife 
Benjamin son to Roland Turner and wife 
Johannah D. to Elifha Young and wife 
Turner son to Jonat^ Hatch Jun' : and wife 
Sam". Stanly Son to Sam". Bowker Negro and wife 
Harriot, Stanly D' to Prince Freeman Negro & wife 
Nabby D : to Stephen Bowker and wife 
Sam". Litchfield Son to Simion Daman & wife 
Betfey. D to Tho*. Ruggles and wife 
Nov^' 2. Fanny D to David Clapp and wife 
Elijah Sou to David Clapp and wife 
Tryphofy D to Tho". Sylvefter & wife 
Decm^. 7 Eliza. Bailey. Son to Elijah Turner Efq'. and wife 
Vay 10 1795 Ruth Tillden I): to CalWn Daman & Wife 
June 7 Son to Pickles Cufhing Jun**. and wife 

Jofeph Cope land sou to Sam". Tolman & wife 
Jul e 14 Sarah Jacobs Daughter to Elifha Briggs & wife 
July 26 Loring Cufhing son to Micah Lapham & wife 








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Fel)y3 1794 














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April 4 1796 




















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May 21 1797 
July. 9. 













Jau^ll 1798. 








: Nabby Leavet D. to Lather Barrell & wife 

Affee[?] D : to Co". Will". Turner & wife 

Fanny D. to Benj^ Lane and wife 

Theadore son to Charles Turner Efq'. and wife 

John son to John Fofter Jun'. & Wife 

Lydea D. to Braddock Jacobs and wife 

Betfy. D to Gerfhom Ewell and wife 

Charles, son to David Clapp and wife , 

Seth Stoddard Jun'^. and wife Owned the Covenant He was 
Baptized with two of y'. Children Named Benjamin and 

Lucinda an adult D to Sylvanus Daman. 

Demick Bowker son to Galen Daman & wife in private 
Joliah son to Charles Briggs and wife 
Jofhua Dauis son of Harris Turner and wife 
Charles son to Stephen Totman & wife 
Thomas son to Sam^ : Simmons and wife 
Nabby an adult Wife to Ezra Dingley of Duxbury 
Lydia D. to Elijah Curtice & wife. 
Cloe Stowers D. to John Turner & wife 
Anna D. to Simeon Daman & wife 
Abiah Joice D to Tho* Lapham Jun' and wife 
Harriot D to Nath". Chittenden & wife 
Hannah an adult wife to Elijah Briggs 
James Buflinton son to Elijah Briggs & wife 
Elifabeth Daughter to Elijah Briggs & wife 
Baptized the Children of Confider Merritt & wife in private 
they being Sick of y* Canker Rafh— Polly : D. Joce[?] 
D: Benjamin Son. Roxa[?] D: Confider son Jofeph 
son Prifsa D 
Deljght D to Elijah Bowker and wife 
Lydia Ford. D : to Micah Stetfon & wife 
Molly Dau*^ to William James & wife 
Mary Rand. D : to Charles Turner Efq^ & wife 
Hannah Chandler Daug** to Clia[n]dler Cole and Wife 
Anfon son to Jon'** Hatch Jun*". <fe wife 
Ruth Turner D to Tho". Cufhing & wife 
Ruth Thomas D to Picles Cufhing & wife 
Lazerus Bowker, Son to Galen Daman & wife 
Bethyah Woodard : D to Will™ Gallon [?] Jun"" & wife 
Stephen. Son to Jofeph Cufhing & wife. 
Debbe Cufhing D. to John Nafh & Wife in private 
Samuel Oak man son to Tho*. Rugglos & wife 
William son to Charles Lapham <& Wife 
Lucy D: to Nath" Wiuflow Jun^ & wife 
Sarah Turner D. to Benj* Turner Lane & wife 
Nathan Son to William Brooks and wife in private 
Turner. Son to Sam*^ Tolman and wife in private 
Sarah D to Eben' : Copeland & wife 
Noah Son to Jofhua Bryant and wife 
Deborah Richmond : D to Perez Jacobs and wife 
Sam". Weft son to Nath". Cufhing and wife 
Gracy D to James Torry «& wife 

274 Genealogies in Preparation. [July, 

Lacy Daughter to John James and wife 

James Newton Son to James Sparrell and wife 

Hannah Waterman. D to Joftiua Jacobs Jun'. and wife 

Fanny D to Luther Barrel and wife 

Juda Hatch D to Harris Turner & wife 
June 16 1799 Lucj Sylvefter D to John Ewell and wife 

Mary D to Elijah Curtice & wife 
; James Son to Thomas Southward & wife 

Elifha son to Micah Stetson and wife 

.Joanna & Hannah Daughters to Braddock Jacobs & wife 

Sarah Stockbridge D to Perez -Turner & wife 

Joanna Turner. D to Capt Benj^ Lane and wife 

Francis Son CoP. Charles Turner and wife 

Charles son to Charles Cole and wife 

Abiel son to Roland Turner and wife 

Mary D to Nath*^ Window Jun'. & wife 

Charlotte D to Charles Lapham & wife. 
Octo^. 13 James So[n] to John Fofter Jun' & wife 
Octo^ 20 John son to John Nafh and wife 

Hannah Stowel D to Elilha Briggs and wife 

Sally D to Robert Northy and wife 
Nov^. 3 Howard son to Galen Daman and wife 

[To be continued.] 











June 1 6 










(Continued from page 190.) 

Qci3iBT. — John of Stanstead Co,, P. Q., Canada, by Rev. Frank Gardner, 

119 South 4th St, Sunbury, Pa. 
QuiNBY. — Robert of Amesbury, Mass,, by Henry Cole Quinby, Union 

League Club, New York City. 
QuiNTARD. — Isaac of Stamford, Conn,,hy William A. Eardeley, 466 State 

St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Randall. — Matthew of Hopkinton, R, L, and Stephen of Westerly, R, L, 

by Aaron Ferry Randall, 350 Tremont Bldg., Boston, Mass. 
Randall. — Matthew of Philadelphia, Pa,, by Miss Elizabeth Deland, 

Haverford, Pa. 
Randall. — Robert of Weymouth, Mass,, by Rev. W. L. Chaffin, North 

Easton, Mass. 
Randall. — William of Sdtuate, Mass,, by George Leander Randall, 

Marion, Mass. 
Ranney. — Thomas of Cromwell, Conn,, by Charles Collard Adams, Crom- 
well, Conn. 
Ransom. — Matthew of Saybrook, Conn,, and Robert of Plymouth, Mass., by 

John E. Ransom, 26 West Avenue, Buffalo, N. Y. 
Raynor. — Thurston of Hempstead, L. /., N, Y,, by Murray Edward Poole, 

Poole Block, Ithaca, N. Y. 
Renaud, Royno, or Ryno. — John of Elizabeth, N, J,, by Dr. Wakeman 

Ryno, Benton Harbor, Mich. 

1906.] Oenealogiea in Preparation. 275 

Reynolds. — John and JoncUhan of Greenwichf Conn,y by Spencer P. Mead, 
139 West 43d St, New York City. 

Rice. — Bea, Edmund of Marlborough^ Mass., by George L. Burton, 87 
Church St., New Haven, Conn. 

Richards. — AH lines, by W. G. Richards, 59 Hill Park Crescent, Ply- 
mouth, England. 

UiCKER.— George of Dover, N. B., by Percy L. Ricker, 227 T St,, N. E., 
Washington, D. C. 

RiCKETSON. — WilUam of Dartmouth, Mass., and William of Portsmouth, 
R. L, by Mrs. Henry H. Edes, 62 Buckingham St., Cambridge, Mass. 

Rider. — WiUiam of Sherbom, Mass., by Henry F. Ryther, Newport, Vt. 

Rix. — ITiomas of &dem, Mass., by Guy Scoby Rix, Concord, N. H. 

Roberts. — Thomas of Dover, N. H., by Oliver H. Roberts, 67 Oakland 
St, Melrose, Mass. 

Robeson. — Hon. Andrew of Pa., by Mrs. Joseph P. Osborne, 287 Ridge 
St, Newark, N. J. 

Robinson. — Isaac of Falmouth, Mass., by Henry Herbert Smythe, Fal- 
mouth, Mass. 

Rocket, or Rock wood. — Richard of England, by Elmer E. Rock wood, 
Box 163, Attleborough Falls, Mass. 

Roe, or Rowe. — John of East Jefferson, L. I., N, T., by Alfred Seelye 
Roe, 5 Dix St., Worcester, Mass. 

Rogers. — Luke of Watertoum, Mass,, by Mrs. Ethel Brigham Leatherbee, 
274 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, Mass. 

Root. — John of Farmington, Conn., by Mrs. Harriet C. Fielding, 30 Winans 
St, East Orange, N. J. 

Rterson. — Martin of BrooJdyn, N. T., by Albert Winslow Ryerson, 60 
Canfield Ave. E., Detroit, Mich. 

Rtno. — (See Renaud.) 

Sabin. — William of Rehohoth, Mass,, by Rev. Anson Titus, 10 Raymond 
Ave., Somerville, Mass. 

St, Barbe.— %a«o/^/i^/am£, by William Tracy Eustis, 19 Pearl St., 
Boston, Mass. 

St. Hill.— JZ^ lines, by W. G. Richards, 59 HOI Park Crescent, Ply- 
mouth, England. 

Salisbury. — Thomas of Northumberland Co., Va., by Rev. Joseph Brown 
Turner, 62 State St, Dover, Del. 

Sandes, Sands, or Sandys. — James of Block Island, R. L, by James 
Thomas Sands, Roe Bldg., St Louis, Mo. 

Satterlee. — Nicholas of Westerly, R. I., by John C. Satterlee, 172 Wash- 
ington St, Chicago, III. 

Sawtell. — Richard of Watertoum, Mass., by Nelson S. Hopkins, Wil- 
liamsville, N. Y. 

Sayles. — John of England, by Henry A. Sayles, Box 31, Chepachet, R I. 

Saxe. — John of Bighgaie, Vt., by John W. Saxe, 16 State St, Boston, Mass. 

Saxton. — George of Westfeld, Mass., by Harold Newell Saxton, Custom 
House, New York City. 

Scofield. — Daniel of Stamford, Conn., by Wm. A. Eardeley, 466 State 
St, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Scott. — Richard of Providence, R. I., by Stephen F. Peckham, 150 Hal- 
sey St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Searle, or Serle. — All lines, by W. G. Richards, 59 Hill Park Crescent, 
Plymouth, England. 

'276 Oenealogiea in Preparation. [July, 

Seymour. — Richard of NorwaUc^ Conn., by Miss Mary K. Talcott, 135 

Sigourney St., Hartford, Conu. ; and Edward Seymour Beckwith, 

Shack FORD. — William of Netcington, N. H,y by Mrs. Mary B. Morse, 24 

Park St, Haverhill, Mass. ; Samuel Sbackford, Whmetka, 111. ; and 

S. B. Sbackford, 151 Central Ave , Dover, N. H. 
Shear. — Johannes of FishkiUy N, T, (?), by George Thurston Waterman, 

119 Hamilton St., Albany, N. Y. 
Shedd. — Daniel of Billerica, Mass,, by Frank E. Shedd, 93 Federal St., 

Boston, Mass. 
Shiyertck. — Rev, Samuel of Falmouth, Mass,, by Henry Herbert Smythe, 

Falmouth, Mass. 
Shurtleff. — William of Marshfield, Mass,, by Benjamin Shurtleff, Jr., 

85 Cushman St, Revere, Mass. 
Silver. — Thomas of Newbury, Mass,, by H. A. Silver, 45 Palmer St, 

Roxbury, Mass. 
SiSSON. — Richard of Dartmouth, Mass., by Arthur A. Wood, Slocum, R. I. 
Skinner. — Tliomas of Marlborough, Mass,, by Fred Skinner Wood, Fox- 
borough, Mass. 
Slocum, Slocumb, or Slocomb. — Volume IL, by Dr. Charles E. Slocum, 

Defiance, Ohio. 
Small. — Francis of Truro, Mass,, by Rev. U. W. Small, West Leeds, Me. ; 

and Mrs. Edward McClure Peters, 501 West 113th St, New York 

Smith. — Ehenezer, Jr,, of Woolwich, Me,, by Walter H. Sturtevant, Rich- 
mond, Me. 
Smith.— /ie/iry of Bingham, Mass., by Carroll F. Smith, 192 Lancaster St, 

Albany, N. Y. 
Smith. — Ralph of EasUiam, Mass,, by L. Bertrand Smith, 48 McDonough 

St, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Smith. — Richard of Smithtown, L, L, N, T,, by Mrs. Edward C. Hawks, 

1G5 Summer 8t, Buffalo, N. Y. 
Smith. — Lieut Samuel of Hadley, Mass,, by George L. Burton, 87 Church 

St., New Haven, Conn. ; and Rev. WUliam Durant, Saratoga Springs, 

N. Y. 
Snedeker. — Jan of Flathush, Kings Co,, N, T,, by Isaac S. Waters, 1233 

Fulton St, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Snow. — Nicholas of Eastham, Mass,, by F. W. Snow, 972 Massachusetts 

Ave., Cambridge, Mass. ; and Mrs. Charles L. Alden, 245 Pawling 

Ave., Troy, N. Y. 
Snow. — William of Bridgewater, Mass,, by Mrs. Charles L. Alden, 245 

Pawling Ave., Troy, N. Y. 
South WICK. — Lawrence of Salem, Mass,, by John Herbert Barker, 53 Park 

St, Somerville, Mass. 
Spear. — George of Braintree, Mass,, by William Spear, North Pembroke, 

Spelman. — Richard of Middletown, Conn,, by Mrs. Thomas J. Barbour, 

169 Hicks St, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Spencer. — Gerard of Haddam, Conn,, by Dr. Horatio N. Spencer, 2725 

Washington Ave., St Louis, Mo. 
Spicer. — Peter of Groton, Conn,, by Susan S. Meech, Groton, Conn. 
Spink. — Robert of Narragansett or Portsmouth, R, I,, by Kate Louise 

McMillan, 155 East North St., Wooster, Ohio. 

1906.] Genealogies in Preparation. 277 

Spinney. — TTiomcu of KtUery, Me., by Eugene N. Spinney, Shelburne 
Falls, Mass. 

Stamp. — William of Lincolnshire, Rng,, by Mrs. Florence Danforth Stamp, 
Adams Basin, Monroe Co., N. Y. 

Stansbcrt, or Stanborough. — AU Massachiuetts, Long Island and Afary- 
land lines, by Mrs. Walter Damon Mansiield, San Francisco, Cal. 

Stanton. — George of New York City, by Dr. William Austin Macy, Kings 
Park, Long Island, N. Y. 

Stark. — Aaron of New London, Conn. (?), by James R. Clark, Maunie, 111. 

Stephen. — Nicholas of Taunton, Mass., by Mary Stevens Ghastin, 2297 
N. Hermitage Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Stevens. — Cyprian of London, Eng., by E. IT. Stevens, 25 Banks St., 
West Somerville, Mass. 

Stevens. — Henry of Boston, Mass., by William A. Robbins, 178 Garfield 
Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Steward, Stewart, Stuart, or Steuart. — Duncan of Rowley^ Mass., 
by Mrs. Willard B. Steward, Box 195, Skowbegan, Me. ; Joseph A. 
Stuart, Palo Alto, Cal. ; and George S. Stewart, 15 Irving St., Mel- 
rose, Mass. 

Stewart. — William of Mercer, Pa., and Lieut, William of Indian Run, Pa., 
by Miss Helen E. Keep, 753 Jefferson Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

Stockberger. — All lines, by W. W. Stockberger, IT. S. Dept. of Agri- 
culture, Bureau of Plant Industry, Washington, D. C. 

Stokes. — Capt. Jonathan of Branft/rd, Conn., by Edwin A. Hill, U. S. 
Patent Office, Washington, D. C. 

Stone. — Simon of Waieriown, Mass., by Frederic C. Stone, Hyde Park, 

Stouguton. — AU lines, by Rev. L. H. Stoughton, Saco, Me. 

Stow. — John of Roxhury, Mass., by A. S. Wiester, P. O. Box 104, Berke- 
ley, Cal. 

Streeter. — Stephen of Charlestown, Mass., by Carlos P. Darling, Law- 
renceville, Pa. 

Sturdevant. — William of Norwalk, Conn, {f), by Walter H. Sturtevant, 
Richmond, Me. 

Sturtevant. — Samuel of Plymouth, Mass., by Walter II. Sturtevant, Rich- 
mond. Me. 

Swan. — John of Cambridge, Mass., by Reuben S. Swan, 91 Babcock St., 
Brookline, Mass. 

Sweet. — John (Isaac) of Providence, R. I., by J. S. Sweet, 607 Cherry 
St., Santa Barbara, Cal. 

Sweeting. — Lewis and Henry of Rehoboth, Mass., by Mrs. Charles L. 
Alden, 245 Pawling Ave., Troy, N. Y. 

Swetland. — William, by Rev. Frank Gardner, 119 South 4th St., Sun- 
bury, Pa. 

SwETT. — John of Newbury, Mass., by Rev. Everett S. Stackpole, Brad- 
ford, Mass. 

Talma<;e, or Talmadge. — All lines, by Charles M. Talmadge, Newport, 

Taylor.— /oAfi of Co. Suffolk, Eng., by William Othniel Taylor, Box 
1505, Orange, Mass. 

Taylor. — William of PeeJcshiU, N. T., or vicinity, by John Elliot Bowman, 
79 Elm St., Quincy, Mass. 

Thacher. — Anthony of Yarmouth, Mass., by John R. Totten, 44 West 
54th St, New York City. 

278 Genealogies in Preparation. [July* 

Thacher.— P«<er of Salisbury, Eng,, by John R. Totten, 44 West 54th 

St., New York City. 
Thomas. — Capt. John of Braintree, Mass., by Frank TV. Thomas, 56 4th 

St., Troy, N. Y. 
Thurlow. — Richard of Newbury, Mass., by Miss Georgianna Thurlow, 

204 Water St., Newburyport, Mass. 
Thurston. — Job of Rehoboih or Bingham, Mass. (?), by George Thurston 

Waterman, 1 1*9 Hamilton St., Albany, N. Y. 
TiBBETTS.— Henry of Dover, N. H., by C. W. Tibbetts, 22 New York St., 

Dover, N. H. 
TiLDEN. — Nathaniel of Scituate, Mass., by John W. Linzee, Jr., 96 Charles 

St., Boston, Mass. 
TiLTON. — Samuel of Chilmark, Mass., by Mrs. Martha J. Cottle, Box 42, 

West Tisbury, Mass. ; and N. P. Tilton, West Tisbury, Mass. 
TiLTON. — William of Lynn, Mass., by John P. Tilton, Salem, Mass. ; Frank 

W. Hine, 7 Norris Block, Grand Rapids, Mich. ; and George Wash- 
ington Stuart, 54 Washington St., Ayer, Mass. 
TiNCOMBE, or TiNGCOMBE. — All Hnes, by W. G. Richards, 59 Hill Park 

Crescent, Plymouth, £ngland. 
Tinker. — John of Hartford, Conn., by Rev. William Durant, Saratoga 

Springs, N. Y. 
TiTCOMB. — Moses of Newbury, Mass., by William Tracy Eustis, 19 Pearl 

St., Boston, Mass. 
Titus. — Robert of Rehoboth, Mass., by Rev. Anson Titus, 10 Raymond 

Ave., Somerville, Mass. 
Tompkins. — John of Concord, Mass., by Mrs. Harriet C. Fielding, 80 

Winans St, East OraujEre, N. J. 
TORSKY.— i>r. Gideon of Gilmanton, N. H. (?), by H. T. Femald, Am- 
herst, Mass. 
Trkcy.— Nicholas of Wexford, Eng., by William Tracy Eustis, 19 Pearl 

St., Boston, Mass. 
Trafpord.— J/^ lines, by W. G. Richards, 59 Hill Park Crescent, Ply- 
mouth, England. 
Treadwell. — Thomas of Ipswich, Mass., by William A. Robbins, 178 Gar- 
field Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Tredwell. — Edward of Huntington, Co. Suffolk, Eng., by William A. 

Robbms, 178 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Trego.— Pe^er of Chester Co., Pa., by Dr. A. Trego Shertzer, 25 W. 

Preston St., Baltimore, Md. 
True. — Henry, by Miss Annie A. Clarke, 639 Congress St., Portland, Me. 
TwiTCHELL. — Joseph of Dorchester, Mass. (?), by H. K. Twitchell, 153 

South Oxfonl St., 'Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Tyrrell. — William of Weymouth, Mass., by Mrs. Charles L. Alden, 245 

Pawling Ave., Troy, N. Y. 
Udall. — Dr. Lionel of Stonington, Conn.,hy G. Louis Amer, Jefferson, 

t^AN BoERUM.— William Jacob of Flatbush, L. L, N. T., by J. E. Book- 

staver, 6 Lockwood St., Binghamton, N. Y. 
Van Deusen. — Abraham of New Amsderdam, N. T., by Albert H. Van 

Deusen, 2207 M St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 
Van Horn. — Christian of Wilmington, Del., by C. S. Williams, 16 Riving- 

ton St., New York City. 
Van Horne. — Jan Cornelius of New York City, by C. S. Williams, 16 

Rivington St., New York City. 

1906.] Oenealogiea in Preparation. 279 

VosE. — Robert of Milton^ Mass,^ by Miss Ellen F. Vose, Mattapan, Mass. 
Waddington. — AU lines of Yorkshire, Eng,, by Eugene F. McPike, 1 

Park Row, Room 606, Chicago, HI. 
Wade. — John of Lyme, Conn,, by Rev. William Durant, Saratoga Springs, 

N. Y. 
Wales. — Ebenezer of Dorchester and Milton, Mass., Union and Hebron, 

Conn., by Lyndon P. Smith, 27 Charter Oak Place, Hartford, Conn. 
Walker. — Richard of Lynn, Mass., by Everett Worthington Foster, 

Maltby Building, Washington, D. C. 
Walter.— i4// lines, by W. G. Richards, 59 Hill Park Crescent, Ply- 
mouth, England. 
Ward WELL. — Col. Samuel of Bristol, R. L, by Stephen F. Peckham, 150 

Halsey St, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Warne.— 7%oma* of Perth Amboy, K J., by George W. Labaw, R. F. D. 

Route 1, Paterson, N. J. 
Waterburt. — John of Stamford, Conn,, by William F. Waterbury, 125 

Grove St., Stamford, Conn. 
Waterhouse. — Nathan of Leyden, Mass., by A. J. Waters, c/o Citizens 

Nat'l Bank, Los Angeles, Cal. 
Waterman. — Richard of Providence, R. L, by William H. Waterman, 

New Bedford, Mass. 
Waterman. — Robert of Marshfield, Mass,, by George Thurston Waterman, 

119 HamUton St., Albany, N. Y. 
Waters. — Anthony of Jamaica, Queens Co., N. Y., by Iftwc S. Waters, 

1233 Fulton St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Webb.— ITimam of Perch River, N, Y., by James B. Webb, 117 Clinton 

Ave., Oak Park, 111. 
Webster. — AU New England lines except descendants of Gov. John, by 

Stephen P. Sharpies, 26 Broad St, Boston, Mass. 
Weed. — John and Jonas of Stamford, Conn,, by Edward F. Weed, Roway- 

ton, Conn. 
Weeks. — Joseph, by Mrs. J. W. Cary, 22 Magazine St., Cambridge, Mass. 
Weld. — Edmund of Sudbury, Eng., by J. Edward Weld, New York City. 
West.— JiZ lines, by George H. West, Ordway, Col. 
Weybcrn. — AU lines, by S. Lyon Weybum, 464 Fayerweather Hall, Yale 

College, New Haven, Conn. ; and L. A. Weybum, Rockford, 111. 
Wheat. — Moses of Concord, Mass., by Silas A. Wheat, 987 Sterling Place, 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Wheeler. — John of Newbury, Mass., by Clarence E. Pierce, Box 981, 

Springfield, Mass. 
Whelden, or Wheldon. — Gabriel of Maiden, Mass., by John M. Ban- 
croft, Bloomfield, N. J. 
Whitaker. — William of PoumaU, Mass. (?), by Mrs. James W. Cary, 22 

Magazine St., Cambridge, Mass. 
White. — Edward of Cranbrook, Co, Kent, Eng., by Frank M. White, 

North Attleborough, Mass. 
White. — Elder John rf Dorchester and Hadley, Mass., and Hartford, Conn,, 

by Lyndon P. Smith, 27 Charter Oak Place, Hartford, Conn. 
White. — Matthew of Albany, N Y., by Rev. William Durant, Saratoga 

Springs, N. Y. 
Whitimore. — Francis of Cambridge, Mass., by Mrs. William T. H. Purdy, 

1411 Hill Road, Reading, Pa. 
Whitney. — John of Watertown, Mass., by Rev. Charles G. Fogg, Stafford- 

ville. Conn. 

280 Oenealogies in Preparation. [Jiily> 

Whittier. — John Greenleaf of Haverhill^ Mass,, and Thomas of HaperhiUy 
Mats., by Charles C. Whittier, 374 Blue Hill Ave., Boston, Mass. 

Wjllet. — Thomas of Co, Leicester, Eng,, by J. E. Bookstaver, 6 Lock- 
wood St., Binghamton, N. T. 

Williams. — Emmanuel of Taunton or Fredoum, Mass., Oliver of Sunder- 
land, Mass., and Samuel of Groton, Conn., by John Oliver Williams, 
171 West 75th St., New York City. 

Williams. — John of Haverhill, Mass., by Miss Cornelia Barton Williams, 
Cor. Ontario and N. State Sts., Chicago, 111. 

Williams.— /?o&cr< of Roxbury, Mass., by E. H. Williams, Jr., Andover, 
Mass. ; and Lyndon P. Smith, 27 Charter Oak Place, Hartford, Conn. 

Williamson. — Timothy of Marshfield, Mass., by Mrs. Henry H. Eides, 62 
Buckingham St., Cambridge, Mass. 

Willis. — Benjamin of Haverhill, Mass., by Miss Pauline Willis, 3 Ken- 
sington Gate, London, England. 

Willi STON. — John of Milton or Boston, Mass., by B. T. Williston, 3 
Monmouth St, Somerville, Mass. 

WiLLiTS. — Richard of New Fork, by Le Roy Willits, Seaton, 111. 

Willmot. — Thomas of kehohoth, Mass., by Elizabeth J. Wilmarth, 73 
North Main St., Attleborough, Mass. 

WiNCHELL. — Robert of Windsor, Conn., by A. H. Winchell, 113 State St., 
Minneapolis, Minn. 

Wis WALL. — Thomas of Newton, Mass., by Rev. Anson Titus, 10 Raymond 
Ave., Somerville, Mass. 

WiTHERELL. — William of Scituate, Mass., by Mrs. James W. Cary, 22 
Magazine St, Cambridge, Mass. 

Wood. — Isaiah of Ipswich, Mass., by Edwin A. Hill, U. S. Patent Office, 
Washington, D. C. 

Wood. — John of Groton, Conn., by Frank B. Lamb, Westfield, N. Y. 

Woodcock. — AUlines, hy John L. Woodcock, 1218 Washington Boule- 
vard, Chicago, 111. 

Woodford. — Thomas of Northampton, Mass., by Carlos P. Darling, Law- 
renceville. Pa. 

Woodruff. — Matthew of Farmington, Conn. (?), by Carlos P. Darling, 
Lawrenceville, Pa. 

Woodward. — Robert of Scituate, Mass., by Frank E. Woodward, 93 
Rockland Ave., Maiden, Mass. 

Wood WORTH. — Walter of Scituate, Mass., by Newell B. Wood worth, 718 
James St, Syracuse, N. Y. 

WooLSON. — Thomas of Sudbury, Mass., by Le Roy L. Woolson, Hopkin- 
ton, Mass. 

WoRTHiNGTON. — John of Maryland, by Mrs. Laura A. Madden, 2880 
Broadway, New York City. 

WoRTHiNOTON. — Nicholos of Hotfeld, Mass., by William Tracy Eustis, 19 
Pearl St, Boston, Mass. 

Wright. — Peter of Virginia, by Dr. William Austin Macy, Kings Park, 
Long Island, N. Y. 

Wright. — Samuel of Northampton, Mass., by Rodney P. Wright, 47 
Granite St., Cambridge, Mass. 

Wright. — Simeon of Croton, Ohio, by G. Eastman Wright, Granville, 

Wright. — Stephen of Freeport, 111., by Mrs. James W. Cary, 22 Magazine 
St, Cambridge, Mass. 

1906.] Thayer Family in Thornbury, Eng. 281. 

Wteth. — Nicholas of Cambridge, Mass., by John Herbert Barker, 53 Park 

St., Somerville, Mass. 
Wtman. — John of Wobum, Mass., by Walter Channing Wyman, Union 

League Club, Chicago, 111. 
Yates. — William of Greenwood, Me., by Edgar Yates, 28 Sherman St., 

Everett, Mass. 

[To be concluded.] 




Communicated by Waltbb Faxon, Esq., and Edwabd Hbkrt Whorf, Esq. 
With Introduction and Notes by Henrt Ernest Woods, A.M. 

The parish of Thornbury is in the western part of Gloucestershire, 
the town being a short distance from the river Severn. It is eleven 
miles north from Bristol, from which port it is probable that 
Thomas and Richard Tayer sailed for New England.* The Thornbury 
parish register is from 1538, with breaks from 1645 to 1650 and 
from 1679 to 1684. 

Thomas Tayer was in Boston, Mass., before 24 Feb. 1639-40, 
when land was granted to him at Mount Wollaston (Brain tree, 
Mass.) for "9 heads" in his family, f these consisting of himself 
and wife Margery, his sons Thomas, Ferdinando and Shadrach, 
perhaps two daughters, Sarah J and Hannah, § bom soon after his 
arrival in New England, and possibly two servants. 

Richard Tayer, a widower, presumably a younger brother of 
Thomas, came to New England in 1641 with eight children, || and 
settled at Braintree, Mass., afterwards removing to Boston. His 
children are identified as Richard, Sarah, Jael, Deborah, Zachariah, 
Hester, Nathaniel and Cornelius. IT 

It is likely that the Nathaniel Thayer who was in Taunton be- 
fore 1668,** and the Benjamin Tayer who died in Newport, R. I., 
in 1716,tt were related to Thomas and Richard. 

The root of the family name, from "taw": to dress skins,}} is 
made clear in the earlier spelling of the name at Thornbury. The 
letter " h " was added soon after the emigrants came to New Eng- 

* Register, vol. 37, page 84, and vol. 68, page 225 and note, 
t Boston Record CommisHioners* Report, No. 2, page 60. 

i Sarah Thaver and Jonathan Ilay ward were married 6 May, 1663, in Braintree. 
Hannah Tnayer and Samuel Hay den were married 28 Oct., 1664, in Braintree. 
4 Massachusetts Historical Society's Collections, vol. 6, page 106, and Pattee't 
History of Old Braintree and Quincy, Mass., page 48. 
H Reoistbr, vol. 60, page 93. 

•♦Emery's History of Taunton, Mass., page 110, and The Harvey Book, page 37. 
ft Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, page 197* 
XX Reoistbr, vol. 37, page 84. 

282 Thayer Family in Thombury, Eng. [July, 

land ; but in the line of the family descended from Ferdinando' 
(Thomas*) of Mendon^ Mass., that letter was silent — as in Thomas 
and Thompson — until earlj in the last century. No coat-of-arms 
appears on any tablet or monument of the family at the parish church 
(St. Mary) at Thombury, and the fact that Edward Tayer of 
Oldbury-on-Severn, in the parish of Thornbury, was disclaimed by 
the heralds at their Visitation of Gloucestershire in 1623, for using 
arms without proof of authority, would show that the family was 
not armorial. The name is now extinct in Thombury. 

A famQy spelling the name Theyer and Thayer ^ and having ^he 
same root from " taw,"* has long been at Brockworth in Glouces- 
tershire, f a parish 25 miles north-east of Thornbury; and there 
was an armorial family of Tamyer at Raunds in Northamptonshire, | 
about 80 miles north-east of Brockworth and 105 miles from Thom- 
bury; and also an armorial family of Thayer at Great Baddow 
and later at Thaydon Garnon in county Essex, § afterwards of Lon- 
don || ; but no connection between these families has been estab- 
lished, so far as known. 

In an accountlT of ** Able and Sufficient Men in Body fit for His 
Majesty's Service in the Wars, within the County of Gloucester, 
t • in the Month of August, 1608," which is given in three classes, 
(1) those about 20 years of age, (2) those about 40 years of age, 
and (3) those between 50 and 60 years of age, there appear 
in Thornbury: Edward, John, Nicholas, and Richard Tayer ^ 
all of the second class, and William Martimer, of the first class ; in 
Stinchcomb, 8 miles north-east from Thornbury : John Thayer 
gent. ) , of the second class ; and in Brockworth and its vicinity : 
ohn Theyer^ of the first class, Richard, Roger, Thomas, Walter, 
and William Theyer^ of the second class, Gabriel, Giles, John, 
and Thomas Thayer ^ of the first class, and William Thayer of the 
second class. 

In Shakespeare's ** A Midsummer Night's Dream" there is a stage 
direction in the First Folio: " \_E7iter\ Tawyer with a trumpet." 
This refers to a William Tawier, or Tawyer, a subordinate in the 
employ of John Hemminge who was one of the members of the 
Globe Theatre Company and one of the editors of the First Folio. 
William Tawier was buried in St. Saviour's Church, Southwark, 
in June, 1625.** 


•Wood's City of Oxford (Oxford Historical Society, xv), vol. 1, page 476, note 6. 

t Notes and Queries, 6th Series, vol. 12, page 31, and Wood's Athens Oxonienaii, 
1813, vol. 3, page 996. 

i Metcalfe's Visitations of Northamptonshire, Pttge 49. 

Howard's Bvsshe's Visitation of Essex, pa^e 92. 

(Visitation or London (Harleian Society, xvii), vol. 2, page 280. 

'l Smith's Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608 (London, 1902). 

•* Midsummer Nifht's Dream, Furness's Variorum Edition, act v, scene i, line 
134 and note, and ELailiwell-Phillipps's Outlines of the Life of Shakespeare, 7th ed., 
Tol. 2, page 260, note 22. 

1906.] Thayer Family in Thombury, Eng. 283 


4 Jan. 1557-8. Johes Tajer. Godfathers : Johanes Williams, Johanes 
Tyther. Godmother: Elizabeth Cooke. 

15 Oct 1558. Johanes Tajer, son and heir to Thomas Tayer. God- 

fathers: William Merick, Henricus Lydat. Grodmother: Jone 

7 ^OY. 1559. Thomas Tayer. Godfathers: Thomas Moore, Johanes 

Barton. Godmother : Elizabeth Whitfield. 

25 Apr. 1560. Thomas Jamis. Godfather : Thomas Tayer. Godmother: 
Margareta Tayer. 

13 Oct 1560. Margareta Tawier. Godfather : WiUhelmus Mawle, God- 
mothers : Margareta Busher, Agneta Tayer. 

6 May 1561. Johanes Tawier. Godfathers: Johanes Roocs, Richardus 
Baker. Godmother : Margaretta Wallis. 

1 Sept 1561. Cuthberta Tawier. Godfather: Thomas PuUen, God- 

mothers : Susan Birton, Johana Selmon. 

2 Aug. 1562. Richardus Tawier. Godfathers : Richardus Che}Te, Walter 

Howks. Godmother: Elizabeth Picher. 
21 Sept. 1563. Johanes Jamis. Godmother: Maria Tawier. 

8 Feb. 1563[-4]. lliomas Tawier. Godfathers : Thomas Search, Thomas 

• Moore. Godmother: Margerate Floyde. 

28 Feb. 1563[-4]. Johannes Tawier. Godfathers: Johannes Moore, 
Humf ridus Whitfield. Godmother : Elenora Barton. 

1 Nov. 1564. Wilihelmus Tawier. Godfathers: William Bruton, Johan- 
nes Jonis. Godmother : Joyce Griffings. 

6 May 1565. Richard Tawier. Godfathers : Richardus Wilcox, Merricus 
. Godmother : Marie Tawier. 

16 Dec. 15G5. Alicia Tawier. Godfather: Richard Griffing. Godmoth- 

ers: Alicia D[ ]rnt, Elizabeth Howell. 

20 Dec. 1567. Secillia Tawier. Godfather: Richard Wilcox. God- 
mothers : Secilia White, Catherine Ripe. 

23 Sept. 1568. Luci Tawier. Godfather : Johanes Driver. Godmothers: 
Luci Baker, Catherina Rippe. 

12 Feb. 15G9-70. Thomas Tawyer. Godfathers: Thomas Stevens, Rich- 

ard Wilkokes. Godmother : Isabella Fowler. 

13 Aug. 1570. Anna Tawier. Godfather : Thomas Marten. Godmoth- 

ers : Agneta Ady, Alice Laurence. 

23 Mar. 1572[-3]. William Tawyer. Godfathers: Robert Eslineton, 

Johanes Jonis. Godmother : Johana Bartone. 

25 Jan. 1573[-4]. Nicholas Tawier. Godfathers: Nicholas Adams, 

Thomas Iloldbrooke. Godmother : Johana Tocker. 

26 Oct. 1577. Edward Tawier. (Christened.) 
25 Apr. 1579. Ursula Tawier. (Christened.) 

6 Jan. 1581 [-2]. Anthony Tawier. (Christened.) 

24 June 1586. Catherine Tawier. Godfather : Thomas Tawier. God- 

mothers: Catherine [ ]ippe, Sunannah Jones. 

23 Oct. 1587. Alice Tawyer. Godfather : Thomas Jones. Godmother: 
Alice Joanes. 

23 Dec. 1589. Margaret Tawier. Godfather: Thomas Gibbs. God- 
mothers : Margaret Gritfin, Mary Werryat. 

7 Mar. 1589-00. Francis Tawier. Godfathers: John Tawier, William 

Williams. Godmother : Ussly Tawier. 

284 Thayer Family in Thornbury^ JEng. [July, 

22 Oct 1590. Jane Tajer. God£atlier: Richard Pullen. Grodmothers : 
Jane Tyler, Jone Gibbs. 

10 Nov. 1590. Ann Tawier. Godfather: Richard Pullen. Godmoth- 
ers : Sicely Jones, Margaret Griffins. 

4 Dec. 1591. Elinor Tawier. Godfather: John Comely. Grodmothers: 

El nor Carle, Jone Tawier. 
26 Dec 1591. John Tawier. Godfathers : John Lyilyn, James Lawrence. 
Godmother : Ann Watson. 

6 Jan. 1592[-3]. Joane Tawier. Godfather : Thomas Holdbrooke. God- 

mothers : Joane Barton, Margery Dimery. 

17 Apr. 1593. John Tayer. Godfathers: John Tayer, Richard Dimery. 

Godmother : Als Tayer. 
21 Jan. 1594[-5]. Thomas Tayer. Godfathers : Thomas Tayer, Thomas 
Sharman. Godmother: Edy Midlton. 

7 Feb. 1594[-5]. Edward Tayer. Godfathers : Edward Knight, John 

Jones. Grodmother : Mary Tratman. 
1 Mar. 1595[-6]. Mary Tayer. Godfather : Thomas Holdbrook. God- 

mothers : Als Ililpe, Agnes Jones. 
16 Aug. 1596. Thomas Tayer.* Godfathers: Thomas Gibbs, William 


18 Aug. 1597. Judith Tayer. Godfather: Edmond Pytcher. Godmoth- 

ers : Judith Stones, An Tayer. 
1 Mar. 1597-8. Ferdinand Tawyer. Godfathers: Thomas Pork wood 

(gent), John Carle. Godmother : Ann Thurston. 
18 Aug. 1598. John Tayer. Godfathers : John Tayer, Nicholas Baker. 

Godmother : Jone Wither. 

13 Jan. 1598-9. Catherine Pitcher. Godfather: John Tayer. 

1 Jan. 1599[1600]. Wilfry Tayer. Godfathers: Wilfry Waker, Robert 
Smith. Godmother : Joice Griffing. 

1 May ICOO. Sicely Tayer. Godfather: Thomas Pytcher. Godmoth- 
ers : Als Hilpe, Mary Tratman. 

5 Apr. 1601. Richard Tayer.f Godfathers: Richard Dimery, Nicholas 

Tayer. Godmother : Elizabeth Griffmg. 
7 Oct. 1602. Alice Tilladam. Godmother : Alice Tayer. 
21 Aug. 1G03. Thomas Tuyre. Godfathers: Thomas Tayer, Richard 

24 Feb. lG03[-4]. Catherine Tayer. Godfather: Thomas Dimery. 

Godmothers: Catherine Russell, Gvliafi[?] Smith. 
5 May 1605. William Tayer. Godfathers : WUliam Coke, John Walker. 

Godmother : Jone Taire. 
10 June 1606. Margaret Tayre. Godfather : John West. Godmothers: 

Jane Walker, Joice Griffing. 

14 July 1606. Elizabeth Tayre. Godfather: Nicholas Purnell. God- 

mother: Sisly Wicksteed. 

15 Mar. 16u7[-8]. Agues Taire the daughter of Richard Taire. God- 

father: Nicholas Barly. Godmothers: Agnis Grainge, Jone 
15 Jan. 1609[-10]. ITiomas Tawyer son of Edward Tawyer. Godfath- 
ers: Thomas Tawyer, James Eddis. Godmother: Elizabeth 
Wilcox. • 

• It wa."* probably he who married, 13 Apr. 1618, Margerle Wheeller, and later emi- 
grated to ]Ncw England with hit;! fumilj. 

t It was probably he who married, 6 Apr. 1624, Dorothy Mortimore, and, after her 
death, emigrated to New England with hi» children. 

1906.] Thayer Family in Thombury, Eng. 285 

29 Apr. 1610. John Taire. Godfather: John Clarke. Godmother: 
[erased] Taire. 

23 June 1611. AnnaTayer. Godfather : William Gwatkins. Godmoth- 
ers : Anne Breadston, Joyse Hans. 

26 Dec 1611. John Tayer. Godfathers : John Whitfield, John Steevens. 
Godmother : Johane Patche. 

13 Nov. 1614. John Tawyer. Godfathers: James Eddys, Richard Wick- 
steed. Grodmother : Agnes Ganner. 

13 Oct 1616. Frederick Badmantou. Grodfathers: Thomas Tayer, Fran- 
cis Tayer. 

15 Feh. 1617. Cordelia Badmenton. Godfather: Ferdinando Tayer. 
Godmothers : Agnes Tayer, Sisley Tayer. 

4 July 1619. Frances Davys. Godfather : Edward Tayer. Godmother: 
Anne Tayer. 

18 Nov. 1619. Ursula Tayer. Godfather: Gyles Wheeler. Godmoth- 

ers : Ursula Tayer, Secilly Davys. 

28 Jan. 1620-1. John Davys. Godfather: John Tayer. 

20 May 1621. Welfrey Tayer. Godfathers: Welfrey Tayer, John Bayue 
[or Boyce]. Godmother : Katherin Uurd. 

19 Aug. 1621. Bartholomew Tayer. Godfathers: John Curtys, gent., 

Thomas Parker. Godmother : Alys Eddys. 
15 Sept 1622. Thomas Tayer.* Godfathers: Thomas Budden, Richard 

Tayer. Godmother: Joyce Harris. 
10 Feb. 1624[-5]. Richard Tayer.f Godfathers: Richard Tayer, Wm. 

Mortimore. Godmother : Bridgett Seagar. 
18 Apr. 1625. Ferdinando Tayer.J Godfathers: Ferdinando Tayer, 

William Tayer. Godmother : Margarett King. 
8 Sept 1626. Jonathan Tayer. Grodfathers: John Callaway, Thomas 

Tayer. Godmother : Dorothy Tayer. 

8 Oct 1626. Ursula Tayer. Godfather : Nicholas Tayer. Godmothers: 

Ursula Tayer, Elizabeth Jones. 

29 June 1627. Marie Tawyer. Gotlfather: Richard Callaway. God- 

mothers : Agues Tayer, Katheryne Bruidwor. 

10 May 1 628. Elizabeth Tayer. Godfather : William Jones. Godmoth- 
ers : Joyce Harrys, Margaret Byrde. 

15 Jan. 1628[-9]. Jonathan Tayer. Godfathers: Richard Tayer, Johi\ 
Dynty. Godmother: Alice L[ ]ker. 

9 May 1629. Shadrach Tayer.§ Godfathers: John Alpas, John Pen- 

dock. Godmother : Katherin Tayer. 

4 Feb. 1629-30. Deborah Tayer. Godfather: John Purlyn. Godmoth- 
ers: Katheren Dymery, Sarah Thurston. 

17 Apr. 1630. Elizabeth Tayer. Godfather: George Speck. Godmoth- 
ers : Isabel Mershe, Agnes Tayer. 

• Son of Thomas and Margcrie (Wheoller), who came to New England with bis 

parcnt8, settled iu Bniintrec, Mass., married, about 1G46, Anne , and died in 

Braintrce, 9 Aug. 1692, " aged neer seventy.*' 

t Son of Richard and Dorothy (Mortimore), who came to New England with his 
father, settled in B'raintree, Mass., where ho married, 24 Dec. 1651, Dorothy Pray, 
and died there 27 Aug. 1696, •' aged 71." 

X Son of Thomas and Margcrie (Wheeller), who came to New England with his 
parents, married in Braintree, Mass., U Jan. 1652-3, Iluldah llayward, and later set- 
tled in Mendon, Mass., where he died 28 Mar. 1713. 

( Son of Thomas and Margcrie (Wheeller), who came to New England with his 
parents, settled in Braintrce, Mass., where he married (1), 1 Jan. 1654-5, Mary Bar- 
rett, and (2), about 1661, DeliTCrance Priest, and died in Braintree, 19 Oct. 1678. 

286 Thayer Family in Thornbury^ Eng. [July, 

24 June 1630. Mary Tayer. Godfather : William Tayer. Godmothers : 

Katheryn Tayer, Ellizabeth itoore. 
14 Aug. 1631. John Tayer. Godfathers : John Dawniee, John Dymerie. 

Godmother : Katheryne Teakle. 
2 Feb. 1631[-2]. Thomas Tayer. Godfathers: -Mershe, Francis 

Tayer. Godmother : Agnes Tayer. 

9 Feb. 163 1 [-2]. Sara Tayer.* Godfather : Thomas Tayer. Godmoth- 

ers : Agnes Jones, Katheryne Dawney. 

16 Sept. 1632. Marie Tayer. Godfather: Francis Mountayne. God- 
mothers : Ann Stadurd, Katheryne Dymerie. 

2 June 1633. Jaell Tayer.t Godfather: Rychard Dymmerie. God- 
mothers : Katheryne Dawney, Agnes Tayer. 

12 Nov. 1633. Ann Tayer. Godfather: Richard Peaseley. Godmoth- 
ers : An Tayer, Elizabeth Mershe. 

27 Mar. 1633-4. Deborah Tayer.t Godfathers: William Jones, John 
Busher. Godmother : Elizabeth Wenkl. 

6 Mar. 1634[-5]. Zacaria Tayer.§ Godfathers: John Ford, William 
Banton. Godmother: Agnes White. 

12 Apr. 1635. Elizabeth Tayer. Godfather: William CaUaway. God- 
mothers : Elizabeth Dymerie, Jaine Callaway. 

26 Nov. 1635. Charles Tayer. Godfathers: Thomas Smithe, Thomas 

Pach. Grodmother : Eliz. Peaseley. 

24 Nov. 1636. Hester Tayer. y Godfather: John Dymery. Godmoth- 
ers : Alice Parker, Marie Tayer. 

16 Nov. 1637. Edee Tayer. Godfather: George Baker. Godmothers: 
Anne Tayer, Ann Homes. 

27 Dec. 1637. Jonathan Tayer. Godfathers: Rich. Tayer, John Dy- 

mery. Godmother : Marie Kelloway. 
11 Apr. 1C39. Nathaniel Tayer.H Godfathers : Thomas Dymrie, Edward 
Dymrie. Go<lmother: Abigail Purlene. 

10 May 1640. Nathaniel Tayer. Godfathers : Thomas Dymerie, William 

Hancock. Godmother: Elizabeth Purlen. 
31 May 1640. Judith Tayer. Godfather: John Tayer. Godmothers: 

Elizabeth Peslie, Jane Whitfield. 
10 Dec. 1640. Cornelius Tayer.** Godfathers: Robert Thurston, Giles 

AVheler. Godmother : Alice Hopkins als Seaborn. 
'22 Apr. 1644. Gabriel Tayer. Godfathers: William Callaway, John 

Briggs. Godmother : Marie Callaway. 

♦ Daughter of Richard and Dorothy (Mortimore), who came to New England with 
her father, and married in Boston, Mass., 20 July 1651, Samuel Davis. 

t DMughter of Richard and Dorothy (Mortimore), who came to New England with 
her father, married in Braintree, Mass., 17 Mar. 1654, John Harbour, Jr., and died 
there 10 Mar. 1701. 

X Duuijhter of Richard and Dorothy (Mortimore), who came to New England with 
her iathier, married in Braintree, Mass., 11 Apr. 1653, Thomas Faxon, Jr., and died 
there 31 May 1662. 

§ Son of Richard and Dorothy (Mortimore), who came to New Eng^land with bis 
father, and settled in Braintree, Mass., where ho died, unmarried, 29 July 1693. 

II Daughter of Richard and Dorothy (Mortimore), who came to New Enfland with 
her father, and in 1695 was the wife of Joseph Gray, probably of Taunton, Mass. 

H Son of Richard and Dorothy (Mortimore), who came to New England with his 
father, settled in Boston, Mass., married, about 1670, Deborah Townsend, and died in 

•♦ Son of Richard and Dorothy (Mortimore), who came to New England ¥rith his 
father, and settled in Weymouth, Mass., where he died in 1663. 


Thayer Family in Thombury^ JEng. 287 

The following names appear^ either as godfather or godmother^ 
in other baptismal entries. 

Agnes (Annis) Tayer, 1600, 10, 14, 17, 22, 27, 30, 41 ; Alice Tawier, 
1566 ; Alice Tawyer. 1601 ; Alice ( Als, AUice) Tayer, 1567, 95, 99, 16u2, 
22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 35; Ann Tayre. 1606; An Taire, 1608; An (Anne, 
Ann) Tawyer, 1608, 13, 15; An (Anne) Tayer, 1620, 23, 33, 36; Cicely 
(Sissily) Tayer, 1592, 1617 ; Edward Tayer, 1597, 1600, 20, 22 ; Edward 
Taire, 1608; Edward Tawyer, 1612, 15; Elinor Tawyer, 1612; EUyn 
(Elen) Taire, 1607, 10; Ellyne Tayer, 1611; Ellyne Tawyer, 161*2; 
Frances Tawyer, 1613; Frances Tayer, 1618; Francis Tayer, 1619, 20, 
26, 31 ; Ferdinand (Ferdinaiido) Tayer, 1618, 33, 34; Ferdinando Taw- 
yer, 1638; Jone (Joane) Tayer, 1595, 1603, 5, 11; Joane Tawyer, 1601, 

28 ; Jone Tay', 1604; Joane (Jone) Tayre, 1604, 6; Jone Taire, 1605; 
Johanes Tawier, 1565, 67, 68, 69 ; Johan Tayer, 1623, 25, 29 ; John Taw- 
yer, 1585, 1603, 15 ; John Tayer, 1591, 96, ^9, 1605, 16, 21, 24, 34, 36, 37, 
89, 42; John Tawier, 1590, 93; John Tayar, 1592; John Taire, 1597; 
John Tayre, 1605; Judith (Judeth) Tayer, 1617, 18, 19; Katheryne 
(Catherine, Katheren, Katherine, Katheryn) Tayer, 1613, 15, 17, 21, 25, 
27,28,30, 37; Lucie Tayer, 1636; Lewcey Tawyer, 1638; Margareta 
(Margaret) Tawier, 1563, 74; Margareta (Margarett, Margaret) Taver, 
1564, 83, 1625, 30, 32; Margaret Tawyer, 1586 ; Maria Tayer, 1557, 59; 
Maria Tawier, 1560, 61, 63; Mary Taire, 1608; Nicholas Tayer, 1596, 
1613, 21, 22, 32; Nicholas Taire, 1608; Richard Tayer, 1613, 18, 19, 21, 
24, 38 ; Susanna Tayer, 1626; Symon Taire, 1641 ; Thomas Tayer, 1557, 
5«, 59, 62, 99, 1621 ; Thomas Tawier, 1560, 62, 67, 83 ; Thomas Tawyer, 
1596, 1608, 14; Usly Tayer, 1599. 


15 Nov. 1553. Thomas Jamys to Jone Taw[i]er. 

19 Feb. 1560[-1]. Thomas Holdbrooke to Constaus Tawier. 

3 Aug. 15?S9. John Tawyer to Joan Lawrence. 

80 Apr. 1597. Thomas Tillad to Alice Tawyer. 

3 May 1597. Thomas Tilladame to Alice Tawyer. 
15 Oct. 1599. Nicholas Tayer to Jone Stones. 

4 Nov. 1599. AVilliam Pytch[r] to Ussly Tayer. 

24 Nov. 1614. Thomas Badmanton to Elinor Tayer, at Gloucester. 
13 Apr. 1618. Thomas Tayer* to Margerie Wheeller.f 
11 June 1G18. James Davisse to Sysley Tayer, at Gloucester. 
22 Nov. 1()19. Christopher Grymer to Mabell Tayer. 

29 Apr. 1 022. John Tayer to Alee Vyzard, at Bristol. 

5 Apr. 1624. Kichard TayerJ to Dorothy Mortimore.§ 
19 Jan. 1625[-0]. William Tayer to Mary Kellaway. 
27 Jan. 16:>0[-1]. William Barton to Agnes Tayer. 

4 July 1631. John Dawnce to Katheryne Tayer. 
29 June 1640. Richard Tayer to Jane Solles. 

♦Came to New Kncland with his family, and settled at Mount Wollaston (afterwards 
Bruintrcc), Mass., where he died 2 June. 1665. 

t Died at Brainlrce, Mass., 11 Feb., 1672-3. 

XCame to New England with ei^ht children, and settled first in Draintree, Mass.i 
afterwards removing to Boston, Mass., where he married, soon after -15 July 1646, 
Jane, widow of John Parker x)f Boston (formerly of Marlborough, Eng.), aiid died 
before 20 Apr. 1663. 

i Died in Thornbury, 17 Jan. 1640[-1]. 
VOL. LX. 20 

288 Thayer Family in Thambwry^ JEng. [Jnlj* 


21 Ang. 1558. Johes Tawier. 
11 Feb. 156ir-21. Johes Tawier. 

11 Feb. 1561 r-2l. Willihelmos Tawier. 

19 Mar. 156ir~2j. Constans Tawier. 
18 Jan. 1565J;-6J. WiUihelm Tawier. 
6 Mar. I565f-6l. Thomas Tawier. 

5 May 1 57 1 . Agneta Tawier. 

20 Nov. 1572. Wilihelmos Tawier. 

17 Mar. 1573[-4]. Thomas Tayer. 
4 May 1576. Johana Tawier. 

4 July 1579. Secilia Tawier. 

12 Oct. 1584. John Tawier. 

11 Sept 1586. Catherine Tayer. 

18 Dec 1586. Alice Tawier. 
16 Ang. 1587. Anthony Tayer. 

8 Nov. 1590. Jane Tayer. 
10 Nov. 1 590. An Tawier. 

10 Nov. 1590. Ann Tawier daughter of above bom, and buried at tho 

same time as her mother. 

5 Feb. 1592r-8]. Jone Tayer. 
26 Apr. 1593. Margaret Tayer. 

14 Feb. 1594[-5]. Thomas Tayer. 

1 Jan. 1600^1. John Tayer died, buried 4th day. 
18 June 1603. Margaret Tayer. 

15 Mar. 1606-7. John Taire, son of Richard Tayre. 

11 Feb. 1609 [-10]. Thomas Taire, son of Edward Taire. 

12 Oct 1610. John Taire, son of Richard Taire. 

20 Apr. 1611. Mrs. Mary Cooke (whose Sister [«c] in law was Thomas 
Tawyer who died in Anno 1593). 

15 Nov. 1612. Alice Tawyer. 
18 Dec. 1619. Ursula Tayer. 
1 July 1 621. Wilfrey Tayer. 
12 June 1622. Welfrey Tayer. 

25 Feb. 1622 [-3]. Bartholomew Tayer. 
3 Mar. 1622[-3]. Thomas Tayer. 
3 Oct 1626. Jonathan Tayer. " 

2 May 1627. Ursula Tayer. 

24 Sept 1627. Marie Tayer. 
5 Nov. 1627. Edward Tayer. 

3 Dec 1627. Thomas Tayer had a child buried not baptised. 
20 Feb. 1627 [-8]. John Tayer. 

25 Jan. 1628[-9t. Jonathan Tayer. 

16 Mar. 1630[-1J. Deborah Tayer. 
18 Aug. 1631. John Tayer. 

23 May 1632. Francis Tayer. 

— Dec 1632. Thomas Tayer had a child buried not baptised. 

18 May 1634. Ursula Tayer. 

17 Jan. 1640r-l]. Dorothie Tayer.* 

19 Jan. 1642[-3J. Ferdinando Tayer. 

9 Feb. 1642 [-3]. Lucie Tayer. 

16 Feb. 1642r-3]. Jonathan Tayer. 
16 Mar. 1642 [-3]. Anne Tayer. 

• Wife of Bichard who emigrated to New England in 1641. 

1906.] Tkojfer Family in Tkarnbury, JSnff. 289 




Oommonicatod by Hbhut Ermbst Woods, A.M. 

Will of John Tateb of Thornbury, oo. Gloacester, yeoman. Dated 
dl December 1600; proved March 1600 [-1]. To be buried at Thom^ 
bury. To 8 daughters Alice, Agues and Evelyn (?) Tayer a messuage 
and tenement in Thombury. To son John a gold ring. To wife 
Jone Tayer all goods and she Executrix. To mother Mary Cooke. To 
brother Thomas ds 4d. To Mr. Manning, minister of Thombury^ 10s. 
Overseer : John Hilse, Senior, and appoints to be joined with him as over- 
seers John Hilse, Junior, and brother Thomas Tayer, and to them 20d fof 
their pains. Witnesses : John Manning, Thomas Tayer, John Hylse and 
Jo : Hylse. Memorandum (after sealing will) : To daughters Alice and 
Agnes Tayer £8, being £4 to each of them. ( Contiitary of Ghueetter.) 

Will of Thomas Tawter of Thombury, gent Dated 13 Februair 
1622 ; proved 20 May 1623. To the Parish Church of Thombury 6s 8d. 
To Poor people of Thornbury and Kington 40s. Desires that Mr. Sprinte, 
Minister at Thombury, should preach 4 Sermons on such texts of Holy 
Scripture as he should appoint before his decease and at such times as he 
should mention, one at funeral and the other at intervals of a month, and 
to be paid 6s 8d for his trouble. To son Ferdinando and his heirs house, 
land and appurtenances at Thombury, and failing issue, to son Francis and 
his heirs, and failing issue, to daughter Elinor Smith and her heirs. To 
son Francis £40 and a signet ring. To son Ferdinando £70 and a gold 
ring. To daughter Elinor Smith 12d. To Frederick Badminton, son of 
daughter Elinor, £20. To Uanna Smith and Elinor* Smith, daughters 
of said Elinor Smith, £10 apiece. If wife should marry again, then to 
son Francis £50, to Frederick Badminton £20, and to Hanna and Hester* 
Smith £10. Due on Bond from Thomas Smith £100, this amount to be 
for the use of Frederick Badminton. To each of children various silver 
articles. All residue of goods to present wife Ann, who is to have use of 
all silver plate till her death or second marriage, and she to be Executrix, 
if she refuse, then sons Ferdinando and Francis to be Executors. Over- 
seers : William Rider, Richard Atwells, John Parker and John Champ- 
neys, gent, and sons Francis and Ferdinando Tawyer. Witnesses : John 
Baker, John Champneys, Francis Tawyer and Ferdinando Tawyer. 

(Oorutitory of Gtoucetter.) 

Will of Eatherine Tater of Kington in the parish of Thombury, 
00. Gloucester. Dated 21 January 1656; proved 26 June 1658, by the 
executor named. To my daughter Anne Barton, my best stuff gown, 
and one hoUand sheet which I bought of my father James Ellys, and £20 ; 
she and her now husband giving a receipt in law to my executor. To my 
grandchildren John Tayer the younger, Thomas Tayer and Sara Tayer, 
£10 apiece. To my 4 grandchildren, viz. the 4 daughters of my son John 
Tayer, £5 apiece. To my 2 grandchildren Sarah Tayer and Mary Tayer, 

•The testator mentions Hanna and EUn&r Smith the two daughters of Elinor 
Smith, but afterwards, in seyeral placet, he refers to Hanna and Hester Smith the two 
daughters of Elinor Smith. Probabljr the word Elinor, first used, was an em>r. 

290 Thayer Family in Thornbury, Eng. [July, 

all my gloves, purses and silk girdles. 208 to be laid out by my executor 
in smocks and aprons for my cousin Elizabeth Jaine. To my cousin Ed- 
ward Parker 10s. To my cousin William Parker, if he shall be living at 
my death, and come in person to receive it, 10s. To everyone of the sons 
and daughters of John Baker of Thorn bury, gentleman, my kinsman, 
12d. To Alice Eedes, wife of Henry Eedes, my market petticoat. To 
my godson Samuel Eedes 10s. To my late servant Marie White, now ' 
called Marie Syer, 40s. To my servant Martha Gawney lOs. Residuary 
legatee and Executor : my son John Tayer. Overseers : John Baker afore- 
said and Thomas Baker his eldest son. Witnesses : Jo : Baker, the marks 
of Judith Poynton and Mary Webb, Robert Thurston. 

(P. a C. WooUon, 476.) 

Will of Sara Tater of Keynton, Thornbury, widow. Dated 20 Janu- 
ary 1670; proved 12 April 1673. To son John Tayer a clock. To son 
Tliomas Tayer a silver bowl that was his grandmother's. To 2 eldest 
daughters Sara and Mary £250 each to make up their portions left them 
by their grandmother. To daughter Elizabeth a lease of certain grounds 
called Bann-Marsh and 2 acres in Deep More in Ham, parish of Berkeley, 
under lease granted by George, Lord Berkeley. To 2 youngest daughters 
Ann and Judith lease of messuage and laud at Rockhampton, held from 
Nathaniel Mallett, my brother. To said 3 daughters Elizabeth, Anne and 
Judith £50 apiece. To daughter in law 20s. To grandchild Elizabeth 
Tayer £5. To Elizabeth Jayne 40s. To son John Tayer all residue and 
he sole Executor. Overseers : brothers Nathaniel and Samuel Mallett 
and son Thomas Tayer, and to them 1 Os for their trouble. To Walter 
Webb lOs. Witnesses: Nathaniel Mallett, Samuel Mallett and Robert 
Thurstau. ( C<msistory of Glouceiler,) 

Administration of goods of Judith Tayer, deceased intestate, granted 
5 March 1683 to John Tayer, etc. Value of Estate 31)8 2d. 

( Consistory of Gloucester.) 

Will of Abell Wheler* of Thornbury, tiller. Dated 26 February 
1613; proved 24 January 1614. To son William Wheller 6d. To daugh- 
ter Elizabeth Wheller a brass pot, etc. To daughter Margery Wheller 
sheets, etc To son Giles Wheller goods. To daughters sheep and lambs 
to be divided by John Cliampneys and Thomas Barton. To wife Jane 
Wlieller residue of goods and she sole Executrix. Overseers : Thomas 
Barton and John Champneys. Witnesses : Thomas Harbom and John 
Champneys. ( Consistory of Gloucester. 

Will of Jane WnELLERf of Thornbury. Dated 30 March 1629 ; 
proved 1629, no date. To son Giles Wheller various goods that are in his 
possession. To son William Wheller lOs. To William Ogborne son of 
John Ogborne 10s. To Thomas Tayer and Ferdiiiando Tayer sons of 
Thomas Tayer her son in law lOs. To daughter Elizabeth Ogbom 12d. 
To daughters Elizabeth Ogborn and Jilargery Tayer all wearing apparel. 
To Thomas Tayer son of Thomas Tayer, her cosen, all residue of goods 
and he sole Executor. Overseers : son Giles Wheller and son in law 
Thomas Tayer. Witnesses : Thomas Tayer, John Champneys and Giles 
Wheller. (Consistory of Gloucester.) 

* Father of Margery who married, 13 Apr. 1618, Thomas Tajer the emigrant to New 

t Mother of Margery who married Thomas Tayer. 

1906.] Descendants of Thomas Treadwell. 291 

Will of Giles Wheeler, of Morton, Thornbury, husbandman. Dated 
24 May 1650; proved October 1650. To wife Susanna £10 and various 

foods. To Ann wife of Guy Lawrence 208. To Alice Wither daughter of 
*eter Wither 20s. To Agnes Gough 10s. To kinsman William Ogbom of 
Thornbury, baker, all residue of goods and he sole Executor. Overseers : 
Guy Lawrence and William Demey. Debts owing to testator — Robert 
Barton 408, Edward Long 408, JohnWindon 40s, Robert Godfrey 20s, 
Richard Butcher 38 2d. Witnesses : Timothy Hacker and John Morris. 

( Consistory of Gloucester.) 

Will of John Mortimer of Morton, Thornbury, yeoman. Dated 19 
July 1615; proved November 1615. To be buried in the Churchyard of 
Thornbury. To 2 sons William and Francis £10 a piece. To daughter 
Johane £10. To wife Johane all residue of goods and she sole Executrix. 
Overseer : Brother in law John Searche. Witnesses : Richard Warner, 
John Longe and John Searche with others. Debts owing by testator : 
John Mallett of Bevington £4, William Webb of Shepperdine £5, John 
Pegler of Tortworth £8, Richard Warner of Faulfield 20s. 

( Consistory of Gloucester.) 

Will of William Mortimer* of Thornbury. Dated 81 August 1626 ; 
proved 9 September 1626. To be buried in Thornbury Churchyard near 
body of late wife Margaret. To Richard Tayer £5 and various articles. 
To grandchild Richard Tayer bed, etc. To daughter Dorothy 12d. To 
youngest daughter Agnes Mortimer all residue of goods and she sole Ex- 
ecutrix. Overseers : Thomas Croome [or Broome] and Agnes Croome [or 
Broome] and for their pains 12d. Witnesses : Ric : ^rafeild, William 
Jones and Francis Ogbome. ( Consistory of Gloucester.) 

Will of Francis Mortimer of Thornbury, shoemaker. Nuncupative 
will, no date; proved 29 January 1647. To Andrew Butler his brother 
in law (the husband of Joan Butler alias Mortimer, his sister) and his 
children, he gave his free land in Thornbury, paying out of it unto his 
brother William 20s per annum during his life. All the rest of his goods he 
gave unto Maria his wife and she to be sole Executrix. Witnesses : Henry 
Marsh, Andrew Butler and Maria Mortimer. ( Consistory of Gloucester.) 


By William A. Robbins, LL.B., of Brooklyn, N. Y. 
[Gk)ncluded from page 198.] 

29. Nathaniel* Treadwell ( Charles,* NcUhaniely* NcUhaniely^ T7iomas^)f 
born in Portsmouth, N. H., 6 Dec, 1730, died testate, in Ports- 
mouth, 7 Feb., 1817, married in Portsmouth, about 1760, Sarah, 
born in 1743, died in Portsmouth, 10 Sept., 1815, daughter of 
Capt Thomas and Anna (Treadwell) Walden of Portsmouth. He 
was a merchant, and resided in Portsmouth and Newmarket, N. H. 

• Father of Dorothy who Carried, 5 Apr. 1624, Richard Tayer the emigrant to 
New England. 

39S DesundanU 0/ Tkomaa Tteadto^U. [ Ji]ly» 


i. Ltdia,* iNipt. in North Church, FortsmoQth, 16 Jane, 1765; d. on 
her 10th birthday. 

11. Nathanibl, b. Mch.» 1765; probably llrlDg 19 Joly, 1817; m. In 
Portsmoath, 25 Not., 1804, Abigail, probably liylDg in 1817, probi^ 
bly the dan. of Richard Tucker of Portsmouth. He was a trader, 
designated ••8>«'* in 1804, and probably ;*8r.* in 1817, and re- 
sided in Portsmouth. Ko child. 

iii Cmarlbs, b. in Portsmouth, 10 Dec., 1767 ; d. in Newmarket, N. H.» 
8 June, 1848; m. in Portsmouth, 26 Feb., 1799, Blizabeth, b. in 
Portsmouth, 28 Dec., 1777, d. testate, in Newmarket, N. H., 1 Apr., 
1862, dan. of Samuel and Mary (Pickering) Drowne of Ports- 
mouth. He was a sea-captain, residing iu Portsmouth and New- 
market, N. H. Children : 1. Lydia Dr<wne.^ 2. Elizabeth. 8. 
Charles. 4. Thomas Drowne. 5. Ann EliMabeih. 6. (BefvanUa) 
Franklin. 7. Caroline MatOda. 8. WiUiam ffenrf ffarrieon Moni^. 
ffowury. 9. Marf Franeee. 10. WUliam Cutter. 11. Sarah fFol- 
den. 12. Louiea Teutkebury. 18. Nc^eon Bonaparte. 

It. (t)t buried 2 Not., 1788, aged 2 years. 

T. (?}, buried 21 Sept., 1788, aged 7 months. 

do. Jacob* Tread well ( Charlety* Naihaniely* Nalhanid^* nomai)^ bom 
15 July, 1736, died, intestate, 22 Aug., 1787, married Ann, who 
was buried in Portsmouth, N. H., 4 Apr., 1794, probably the dtaugh- 
ter of Daniel and Mehitable (Rindge) Rogers. He was a merdbant, 
designated ''Jr." in 1769, and resided in Porumouth,. N. H. 
Children : 

I. Ann* <Narct), b. in Portsmouth, 27 Meh., 1766; d. hi Dorchester, 

Mass., 9 Feb., 1840; m. in Portsmouth, 9 Sept., 1784, Rev. John, 
of Boston, Mass., b. in Boston, 81 May, 1754, d. In Boston, 14 
Peb., \818, son of Rev. Andrew and Elizabeth (Langdon) £Uot. 
He resided in Boston, Mass., and his widow was residing in 
Charlestown, Mass., In 1814. Children: 1. Andrew. 2. John. 
8. Anna. 4. Oeorge. 6. Eligabeth Langdon. 6. Mary Henrietta^ 

II. Mart, bapt. in North Church, Portsmouth, 7 June, 1767 ; d. probably 

unmarried, in Portsmouth, 9 Aug., 1888, aged 72 yrs.; resided in 
Boston, Mass., and Portsmouth, N. H. 

iii. Charlottb Rogers, bapt. in North Church, Portsmouth, 14 Aug., 

iv. MsHiTABLB RiNDOB, bapt. in North Church, Portsmouth, 17 Sept, 
1769; d. probably unmarried, before 10 June, 1814; resided In 

y. George Rogers, bapt. in North Church, Portsmouth, 18 Mch., 1774 ; 
living 16 Apr., 1805; d. probably before 10 June, 1814. He was 
a mariner, residing in Portsmouth, N. H. 

vi. Jacob Cutter, bapt. in North Church, Portsmouth, 20 Aug., 1775 ; 
d. in Portsmoath, 8 May, 1852, aged 77 yrs. He was a mariner, 
aud resided in Moscow, Russia, and Portsmouth, N. H. 

vii. William Krllby, bapt. in North Church, Portsmouth, 24 Nov., 
1776 ; d. in New York city, 4 Nov., 1820, aged 44 yrs ; m. in Ports- 
moath, 18 Oct., 1818, Mary, living 24 Aug., 1822, probably dan. of 
John Jackson, of Portsmouth. He was a printer, and resided in 
Portsmouth, N. H., and New York city. Child : Charlee Samuet."^ 

viii. Charles Cutter, bapt. in North Church, Portsmouth, 19 Dec., 
1779; d. in Portsmouth about 1820. He was a merchant, residing 
in Demarara, W. I., Moscow, Russia, and Portsmouth, N. H. 

Ix. Daniel, bapt. in North Church, Portsmouth, 23 Sept., 1781; living 
15 Apr., 1805 ; d. probably before 10 June, 1814. He was a printer, 
and resided In Portsmouth. 

81. Jabez* Treadwell {Jabez^ Naihaniely* Naihantd,* Thomas^)^ bap- 
tized in Ipswich, Mass., 21 Oct., 1739, died intestate, in Ipswich, 
13 Jan., 1803, aged 63 years, married first (intention publiriied in 

1006.] DdscmdaMs of Thomas Treadwell. 298 

Imidli^ 18 Apr., 1765), Elizabeth, born 27 Nov., 1744, died, proba- 
Ut in Ipswicli, 80 Aug., 1782, daughter of Thomas and Judith 
(Lord) Bumham; and married second, in Ipswich, 22 July, 1784, 
Elisabeth, bom 28 July, 1759, died in Ipswich, 19 Oct, 1798, 
daughter of Isaac Dodge of Ipswich. He was a captain in the Mas- 
sadiusetts militia, and resided in Ipswich. 
Children, bj second wife : 

I. ISAAd BoDoV b. in Ipswich, 19 May, 1785; d. intestate, perishing 

in the great earthquake at Caracas, venezaela ; m. in Kewbaryport, 
Mass., 17 June, 1806, Sarah, b. probablv in Newbury port, 15 Feb., 
1790, the dau. of Abraham and Hannah Gallishan, Jr., of New- 
bnryport. Did she m^ (2) (int. published in Newburyport, 15 
Dec., 1814) John Stocker of Boston, Mass.? He was a gold and 
silTer smith. Anally becoming a director of the Mint and of the De- 
partment of Mining at Caracas, Venesuela, and resided In New- 
buryport, Mass., New York city and Caracas, Venezuela. Chil- 
dren : 1. Jabez.'' 8. Abraham Q. 

II. JABS2, b. in Ipswich, 88 July, 1787; d. intestate, in Havana, Cuba, 

in 1806. He was a mariner, 
lit Daniel, b. in Ipswich, 10 Oct., 1791 ; d. testate, in Cambridge, Mass., 
87 Feb., 1878; m. in Boston, Mass., 6 Oct., 1831, Adeline, b. In 
Hingham, Mass., 84 May, 1804, d. in Boston, 87 May, 1885, aan. of 
Levi and Desire (Ttiaxter) Lincoln. He was a silversmith, engi- 
neer, inventor of note, and professor at Harvard College, residing 
in Boston and Cambridge, Mass. He probably had no Issue. 

82. Samuel* Treadwell {Jahez,^ Nathaniety* Nathaniel* Thomat^), bap- 
tized in Ipswich, Mass., 11 Oct, 1747, married in Ipswich, 7 Oct, 
1784, Mary, baptized 4 July, 1762, daughter of Ammi and Martha 
(Foster) Bumluun of Ipswich. He was a yeoman in 1784, and a 
mariner in 1786, residing in Ipswich (Chebacco Parish), probably 
removing elsewhere. 

i. Mart/ bapt. in Ipswich, 8 Aug., 1789. 
ii. Sarah, bapt. in Ipswich, 2 Aug., 1789. 
iii. Martha, bapt. in Ipswich, 17 Jan. (?Dec.), 1790. 

33. Maj. William'Treadwell {Jabez,'^ Nathahiel* Nathaniel* TTiomot*), 
baptized in Ipswich, Mass., 14 Jan., 1749-50, died intestate, in 
Worcester, Mass., 10 Apr., 1795, " of a broken heart," married, be- 
fore Dec, 1777, Mary , bom in 1747, and liviog in Worcester, 

16 Mch., 1809. Did she die in Brewer, Me., between 10 Dec., 1822, 
and 22 Aug.*, 1833 ? Eulisting in 1775, he served heroically in the 
American army throughout the Revolution. At home on the battle 
field, he was unable or uufltted to fight the struggles of dvil life, 
and, through poverty, he pathetically fell *< a liDgering victim to 
De^air " ^liomas*s Massachusetts Spy ; or the Worcester Gazette, 
vol. xxiv, Wednesday, 15 Apr., 1795), and on 14 Apr., 1795, he 
was buried with military honors in the Old Cemetery (now the 
Commons) in Worcester, a few feet to the northwest of the present 
monument to Timothy Bigelow, the grave stone once marking his 
grave having been levelled in 1853 and buried twelve inches beneath 
the surface. He was an original member of the Society of the 
Cincinnati. He resided in Worcester, Mass. 
Children, born in Worcester : 

i. Lucy,* b. 9 Dec., 1777; d. probably before 32 An^., 1S8S, without 
leaving issue ; m. in Worcester, 18 June, 1804, Nathaniel Lef avor 
of Lansingburg. 

294 Descendants of Thomas TreadwelL [J«ly> 

11. Mart, b. 11 Oct., 1780; d. before 1812, without leaving issue; m. 
in Worcester, 6 Apr., 1809, Alpheas, b. (?Heat)], Mass.) 26 Nov., 
1783, d. 12 Sept., 1825, son of Jonah and A^nes (Cannon) Thayer. 
He was a merchant tailor, residing in Brattleboro', Vt. 

ill. EuzABETH, b. 22 Nov., 1786; living nnmarried, in Boston, Mass., 
22 Aog., 1833. 

Iv. Thomas, b. 10 Jan., 1789 ; d. intestate, in Brewer, Me., 1 Nov., 1851 ; 
m. in Portland, Me., 15 (or 16) July, 1817, Mary Connell, b. 20 
(or 24) July, 1796, d. intestate, 12 (or IS) Mch., 1839, probably 
dau. of Abraham Oreenleaf of Brewer. He was a merchant and 
innkeeper, residing in Brewer, Me. Children: 1. William Con^ 
nellJ 2. ThomaB Jackson, 8. Elizabeth Ann. 

V. Samurl, b. 22 Apr., 1791; d. intestate, in Brewer, Me., 11 Apr., 
1826, probably unmarried. He was a farmer and trader, residing 
in Brewer. 

yi. Abigail, b. 9 Jan., 1793; living unmarried, in Boston, Mass., 23 
Aug., 1833. Was she the Abigail who d. at the ^^ Home for Aged 
Women,** in Boston, 19 June, 1871? 

vii. Ann (Nancy), b. 9 Jan., 1793 ; d. 21 May, 1824 ; m. (certiQcate dated 
15 June, 1821) Capt. Jacob (a widower), b. 27 Mch., 1783; proba- 
bly son of John and Elizabeth Holyoke. 

34. Nathaniel* Treadwell (Jabez* Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,* T/iamas^)^ 

baptized in Ipswich, 28 Oct., 1753, died intestate, in Ipswich, 2 Jan., 
1822, married in Ipswich, 17 July, 1786, Mary Hovey of Ipswich, 
who die<i in Ipswich, 10 (Ipswich records, 15 according to the grave 
stone) Jan., 1832, aged 81 years. He served in the Revolution, 
was a yeoman, designated '^ Jr." from 178-i to his death. He re- 
sided in Ipswich. 

Children, born in Ipswich : 

I. Nathaniel,^ b. 23 (28 according: to the family Bible) Apr., 1787; 

lost at sea, Jan. or Feb., 1821; m. in Ipswich, 21 Sept., 1809, 
Elizabeth, b. in Ipswich, 27 Nov., 1786, d. in Ipswich, 11 Aug., 
1872, dau. of Daniel and Mary (? Hannah) Smith. He was a 
prisoner in "Dartmoor Prison" in the War of 1812. He waa 
designated "4th" in 1809. His widow resided in Ipswich and 
Salem, Mass. Children : 1. NathanielJ 2. Thomas. 3. Susan. 
4. Samuel, 6. Elizabeth, 6. Nathaniel William, 

II. Jabrz, b. 17 Oct., 1788; d. In Salem, Mass., 4 Nov., 1840; m. in 

Salem, 17 Nov., 1811, Elizabeth 6., b. in Marblehead, Mass.. d. in 
Salem, in 1875, dau. of Thomas lloman of Marblehead. She m. 
(2) in Lynn, Mass., 10 June, 1849, John Russell (a widower) of 
Lynn. Jabez* was a carpenter and builder, residing in Salem, 
Mass. Children: I, Eliza Ann,'' 2. Malvina U. Z, Mary Uovey, 
4. Jahez, 6. Sarah Ellen. 6. Caroline F, 7, William H, 

Hi. John, b. 20 Nov., 1790; d. in Charlestown, Mass., 24 Sept., 1867; 
m. in Boston, Mass.. 4 Dec, 1818, Clarluda R. F., b. in Eden, Me., 
2 Nov., 1798, d. inte.state, in Charlestown, 3 Apr., 1886, dau. of 
Thomas and Laura R. Newmarch of Bostou. He was a cabinet 
maker, residing in Boston and Charlestown. Children : 1. Cla- 
rinda R. F.' 2. John William. 3. Amelia E. N. 4. Laura Ann B, 
6. John Thomas. 6. Andrew J, 7. Mary Louisa. 8. Ellen Maria 8, 
9. George ir.(?) 10. Ason. 11. Georgianna F, 12. Angelia F.{?) 

iv. Samukl, b. 24 Apr., 1793; d. in Ipswich, probably before 14 Aug., 

V. William, b. 16 Jan., 1797. Did he die in Boston, Mass.? Was he 
the one who m. in Boston, 29 Dec, 1819, Dorothy W. Jaclcman? 
He was a tin-plate worker, and resided in Boston in 1827, and 
Worcester, Mass., in 1833, where he may have died. 

35. Nathaniel* Treadwell (Samuely^ Samuel* Nathaniel* Thomas^), 

bom in Wells, Me., 12 Sept., 1747, died in Kennebunk, Me., 20 

1906.] Descendants of Thomas TreadwelL 295 

Mch., 1828, married in Wells, 23 Dec, 1772, Phebe (Wells town 
records say Hannah, which is undoubtedly wrong) Ricker of Welle, 
who was liying 3 Feb., 1816. He served in the Revolution, was a 
yeoman, and resided in Wells and Kennebunk. 
Child[ren : 

1. Lydia,* bapt. in Wells, Me., 81 May, 1778; d. probably in Kenne- 
bunk, Me., 19 Sept., 1800. Did she m. (int. pub. in Wells, 17 May, 
1800) John Pope? 

ii. Samuel, bapt. in Wells, 14 Oct., 1781. 

iii. Nathaniel, living 80 Sept., 1854; m. in Wells, Me., 4 Mch., 1802, 
Sally Jones of Alfred, Me., who d. in Kennebnnk, Me., 80 Sept., 
1854, aged 80 yrs. He resided in Kent^ehnnk, Me. Children : 1. 
MehUabUJ 2. Charles. 8. Samuel. 4. Dominicus. ^. CyruB{J). 

iv. Phrbe, m. in Wells (that part now Kennebnnk), Me., 17 Feb., 1806, 
John Wormwood of Wells. Child : 1. A 9on. 

V. Hammond, living 1820 ; m. in Wells (that part now Kennebnnk), Me., 

9 Oct., 1809, I^hebe Chick of Welhs. Did she ro. (2) (int. pub. 
in Kennebunk, 10 Feb., 1821) Wentworth Treadwell, of Kenne- 
bunk? He was a yeoman, residing: in Wells and Shaplei^h, Me. 
Children: I. Mary J 2, HarrUKJi). Z. Eldridge. A. BrackeU O. 
5. James Munroe. 6. William P, 

vl. Daniel, d. in Kennebunk, Me., 24 May, 1870; m. (int. pub. In 
Wells, Me., 7 Jnne, 1817) Betsey Abbott, who d. in Kennebnnk, 6 
Jnly, 1850, a^ed 71 yrs. He probably ro. (2) (int. pnb. in Kenne- 
bnnk, 11 Sept., 1850) Mrs. Sarah Lord of Lyman, Me. He re- 
sided in Kennebunk, Me. Child: \, HamnxondJ 
vii.(?) Isabella, living, 81 Oct., 1831, d. in Waterford, Me.; m. In Wells, 

10 Nov., 1808, Stephen Pitcher, who d. in Waterford. He was a 
yeoman, and resided in WelU and Waterford, Me. 

86. James* Treadwell (Samuei^* Samuel,* Nathaniel,* Thomas^), bom 
in Wells, Me^ 1 Sept, 1749, died intestate, before 12 Dec, 1811, 
married first (intention published 12 July, 1777) Shuah, who died 
after 12 May, 1791, daughter of Nehemiah and Tabitha (Littlefield) 
Littlefield of Wells ; and married second, in Wells, 3 Jan., 1802, 
Ilnldah (Winn) Brock (a widow) of WelLi, who died testate, after 
24 Nov., 1806. He served in the Revolution, waa a farmer, had 
the title " Capt," and resided in Wells, Me. 
Children : 

i. Hannah,* bapt. in Wells, 6 Sept., 1778; d. (? 4 Apr.. 1799). 

ii. Mary. bapt. io Wells, 10 Sopt., 1779; d. probably before 27 Oct., 

ili. Elizabeth, bapt. in WelU, 10 Sept., 1779; d. probably before 1791. 
iv. Asa, bapt. in Wells, 4 Aug., 1782; Hviogr in Wells, 27 Oct., 1«04. 

He was a yeoman. 
T. jA3fE8. bapt. io Wells, 13 Mch., 1785; living 24 Nov., 180^. 
vi. Benjamin, d. te^iute, in Wells. 9 Aosr.. 1815, ai^ed 28 yrs.; m. In 

Weli;» (that part now Keonebook), 30 Nor., W^, Eleanor, who d. 

in WelU, 7 May, 1820. aired 39 yrs., dan. of Israel and Eleanor 

rOenoett) Kimball of WelU. 
vii. Mart, b. before 27 r>ct., 1790: probably llrlng 2 Dec., 18.V); m. In 

WelU, 1^ Dec.. 1811, Benjamio Bonme, of .Anindell, whod. proh«- 

bly in 1*^38. He was prr^bably a mariner, and resided in WelU. 
Tiii. Elizabeth, bapt. in Wells. 12 May, 1791 ; d. io WelU, 19 Nov., 1815, 

acred 24 vr»., nnmarried. 
ix. Alphel-8, d. io WelU. 24r? 29^ Jan.. 181«, aged 20 yrs. 

37. Mai»tbe«<^' Tbeadwell (Sammei,* Samwd* NaikmM* Tk&ma$^)^ 
horn in Wells, Me.. 18 Mck, 1750, died in Cornish, Me., 20 Jone, 
1>$20, aiarned in Wells, 20 Dec, 1781, Mary, bom in Wella, 31 

996 Descendants of Thomas TreadwtU. [Jity, 

Oct, 1760, died in'CorniBh, 7 liay, 1810, prabftblT the daughter of 
Col. Nathaniel and Susannah (Jacqnift) LitUefield. Ho served in 
the RoTolution, and resided in Wells, and afterwards on Towle's 
Hill, Cornish, Me. It remains a problem just what his first name 
was intended to be, but the best source indicates it as above given, 
from which several variations in spelling can be found. At this 
day. Masters would probably be the accepted form. 
Children : 

i. Nathan/ b. in Wells, Feb., 1783; d. in Wells, 29 Feb., 1768. 

ii. Jonathan, b. in Wells, 18 May, 1784; d. In Hiram, Me., 16 May, 
1866; m. (1) in Wells, 20 Oct., 1808, Ruth, b. in Wells, 24 Nov., 
1791, d. in Cornish, Me., 22 Apr., 1817, dau. of Elijah and (? En- 
nice) (Hatch) Stnart of Wells; m. (2) in Cornish, Me., 8 June, 
1818, Lydia, b. in Torlc, Me., 7 Sept., 1784, d. in Hiram, Me., 28 
May, 1866, dau. of James Hill of Cornish, Me. He served in the 
War of 1812, and resided in Comish*and Hiram, Me. Children : 
1. Mark J 2. Jonathan. 8. Nathan, 4. Hannah Jane. 5. Rvth 
Stuart. 6. Mary LUtl^eld. 7. MaUreu. 8. Levi. 9. Charles 
ma. 10. Enoch MerrUl. 11. Eunice W. 12. AlbeH. 

ill. Susan M., b. in Wells, 26 Mcb., 1786 ; d. unmarried, in Hiram, Me., 
29 Nov., 1876. 

iv. Richard, b. in Wells, 1 Oct, 1788; d. in Cornish, Me., Sept.. 1797. 

V. Mart, b. in Cornish, Me., 26 Sept., 1792; d. (probably in Hiram), 
26 Aug., 1868, unmarried. 

vi. Lydia, b. in Cornish, Me., 26 Sept., 1792; d. (?18) June, 1847, un- 

vii. Samuel, b. in Cornish, Me., 12 Sept., 1794; d. in Naples, Me., Feb., 
1882 ; m. Susan Thompson of Windham, Me., who was living 16 
Oct., 1866. He resided in Hiram and Standish, Me. Probably 
no issue. 

viii.TiMOTHT Wbntworth, b. iu Comfsh, Me., 14 June, 1796; d. In 
Hiram, Me., 10 Oct., 1884 ; m. in Hiram, 26 Mch., 1828, Mary Berry 
(? Folly York) of Hiram, who d. shortly after marriage. He 
resided in Hiram, Me. ChUd : 1. ( ?) . 

ix. Richard, b. in Cornish, Me., 26 Mch., 1798; d. in Lincoln, Me., 10 
Jan., 1843 ; m. in Lincoln, Mary BlaLsdell. He was a yeoman, and 
resided probably in Enfield and Springfield, Me. Children(?) : 1. 
Jonathan^ 2. Jacob. 8. Hannah. 

z. Hannah, b. in Cornish, Me., 10 June, 1800; d. probably in Hiram, 
Me., 9 Oct., 1846 (? in Ramford, Me., 20 Nov., 1844) ; m. in Corn- 
ish, Me., 8 Oct., 1888 C?in Hiram, 7 Nov., 1839), Henry McOrath 
(a widower) of Hiram, b. in the North of Ireland, 1802; d. in 
Hiram, Sept., 1864, who m. (8) Mrs. Angelina H. Phlnney of 
Baldwin, Me. He resided in Hiram, Me. Child: I. Dora Steele.^ 

zi. Jacob, b. in Cornish, Me., 10 Apr., 1802 ; d. testate, in Buxton, Me., 
28 Aug., 1864; m. In Buxton, 7 Apr., 1824, Melinda, b. in Buxton, 
24 Nov., 1806, d. in Buxton, 8 Nov., 1861, dau. of Benjamin and 
Susanna Leavett of Buzton. He was a yeoman, residing in Bux- 
ton. Children: 1. Albion Keath Paris.^ 2. Charles Augustus. 
8. Isabella Pitcher. 4. Susan LeaviU. 6. Mark T. 6. Jesse 
Appleton. 7. Joseph Appleton. 8. Elvira Pike. 9. OranvUle SujU- 
zer. 10. Mary Ann Frost. 11. Horace Ervin Pike. 12. Edwin 
Clarence. 18. Benjamin PrankHn. 

38. Samuel* Treadwell (Samuely^ Samuel,* Nathaniel,'' 7%omas^)j bom 
in Wells, Me., 19 Apr., 1752, died probably in West Eennebunk, 
Me., 29 Jan., 1835, married in Wells, 5 Dec.^ 1780, Susanna, born 
14 Jan., 1757, died probably in West Eennebunk, 9 May, 1846, 
probably the daughter of Joshua and Joanna (Young) Edwards of 
Wells. He serv^ in the Revolution, and was a jeoman, residing 
in West Kennebnnk, Me. 



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Children: 1. JotepkJ 9. TVoilare. a. EliJMbM. 4. JxWk^. 

UL Jaji Es, d. probably before May, IC^ ; probably m. Haaiiah N « 

who ra. (S) D. Storey (or Shorey) of BurUBCttMEi y.'^^^"^* ^^* 
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40. Joseph* 

tized in ^ , 

and probably before 1785, married, probably before 26 May, 1769, 

Susanna . Did she mariy second, in Newburyporl, MaM«, 

26 July, 1785, Michael Smith, probably the •* Captain " who died 
in Newboryport, intestate, 11 May, 1828? Joseph* Trt>adweU wai 
a mariner. 
Children : 
i. Joseph,* b. In Newbury port, Mass., IS Aug., 1771; d. to«Ute, In 
Bangor, Me., 8 Jane, 184S; ro. la New Qlouoestor, Mo., 18 lH>o., 
179S, Mary, b. » Feb., 1768 (?1767), d. iatesUte, In Kxft«r, 
Me., 8 Feb., 1864, dan. of John and Ruth (Herriok) Tyler of New 
Gloucester, Me. He was a trader and builder, the 6nit town clerk 
of Oarland, Me., and resided In New Gloucester, LowUtou, Gar- 
laifd, and Bangor, Me. At the time of his marriage, he wan re«id- 
Ing at* 'Baker's Town so called.** Children: I. Su^annaJ %. Buth. 
8. JTory (PbJfy). 4. John. 6. Jonph 7V«r. 8. Slaily. 7. ilfifia. 
8. Bet^amin. 9. Thomaa Herriek. 10. Simeon, 
11. Benjamin, b. in Nswbuiyport, Mass., 19 Jan., 1774. 

298 Descendants of Thomas TreadwelL [July, 

41. Nathaniel* Tbeadwkll ( nomas,* Thomas,* Nathamei* 7%om<M*), 
born in Ipswich, Mass., 20 Dec., 1752 (? 1749), died in Ipswich, 20 
Nov., 1834, aged 82 years, married first, in Ipswich, 4 May, 1775, 
Elizabeth, born 2 Nov., 1755, died in Ipswich, 25 Dec., 1808, 
daughter of (? Samuel) Stone of Ipswich ; and married second, in 
Ipswich, 19 Mch., 1810, Elizabeth Fuller (probably a widow), who 
died intestate, in Ipswich, 26 Sept., 1828, This Elizabeth Fuller 
was a sister of William McNqa;!. Nathaniel* was a sea-captain and 
was designated "Jr." 1775. His vessel, the " Lucy," was captured 
by the French, and formed one of the " Spoilation Claims." He 
resided in Ipswich, Mass. 
Children, born in Ipswich : 

I. Nathanikl,* b. 13 May, 1776; d. intestate, in the West Indies, 14 

Nov., 1808; m. In Ipswich, 4 May, 1800, Mary, probably b. in Ips- 
wich 29 Feb. (or 9 July), 1784, d. in Ipswich, 9 Jane, 1860, dau. of 
Lieut. Enoch and Eunice (Marshall) Pearson. Did she m. (2) in 
Ipswich, 20 Nov., 1818, William Manning of Ipswich? He was 
probably a mariner, and desij^nated •*4**»" in 1800. He resided 
probably in Newbury portf Mass. Children: I. Mary 7 2. Sarah. 
3. Thomas Warren. 

II. Thomas, b. 1 Oct., 1779; d. testate, in Portsmouth, N. H., 80 Mch., 

1860; m. in Portsmouth, 13 Nov., 1800, Anna, b. in Portsmouth, 
28 Feb., 1779, d. 8 Nov., 1855, dau. of Thomas and Mary (Whltte- 
more) Passmore. He was a hatter and felt maker, residing in 
Portsmouth, N. H. Children : 1. Thomas Passmore J 2. Eliza- 
beth. 8. Thomas Passmore. 4. Mary Ann. 5. Olive. 6. William 
Pepperrell. 7. Samuel Passmore. 8. Catherine Simpson. 9. Fran- 
ces Dearborn. 
ill. Samurl, b. in 1781 : d. in Portsmouth, N. H., in 1817; m. in Ports- 
mouth, 9 Jan., 1809, Abigail Petergro, who was living 1 Jan., 1817. 
He was a carpenter, residing in Portsmouth, N. H. Children: 

1. Lucy Ann.^ 2. Susan. 3. Elizabeth. 

Iv. Elizabeth, b. 18 Nov., 1783; d. In Ipswich, 28 Apr. (?29 Mch.), 
1853; m. in Ipswich, 30 Sept., 1804, John, Jr., b. in Ipswich, 15 
Jan., 1781, d. in Ipswich, 9 Apr., 1857, son of John and Mary 
(? Woodbury) Chapman of Ipswich. He was a shoemaker, and 
resided in Ipswich. Children: 1. Sally Treadwell.^ 2. Elizabeth. 
8. Hannah, 4. Mary Ann. 5. Susan. 6. John. 7. Mehitable. 
8. Lucy. 9. William. 10. Warren. 11. Thomas Treadwdl. 

Y. John, b. 27 Feb., 1786; d. intestate, in Boston, 19 Dec, 1853; m. 
in Portsmouth, N. H , 28 June, 1808, Hannah, b. in Kittery, Me., 
24 Apr., 1785, d. (?San Francisco, Cal.) 24 Apr., 1864, probably 
the dau. of Joseph Jenkins. He was a hatter and resided in Bos- 
ton, Mass. Children: 1. Joseph Jenkins.'^ 2. Sarah Elizabeth. 
8. Charles Thomas. 

vi. Mkhitable(?), d. in Ipswich, 19 Jan., 1789. 

vii. William, b. 10 Mch., 1791; d. testate, in Ipswich, 80 Sept., 1870; 
m. in Ipswich, 23 Aug., 1814, Welcome, b. in Ipswich, 10 Dec., 
1792, d. in Ipswich, 2 June, 1888, dau. of John and Rebecca (Swett) 
Seward of Ipswich. He was a mariner, residing in Ipswich. 
Children : 1. William Francis.^ 2. Abigail. 3. John Seward. 4. 
Elizabeth Stone. 5. Rebecca H. 6. Lucy Jane. 7. Isaac Gush- 
ing. 8. Frances Susan. 9. Charles Thomas. 

Till. Haxnah, b. 1 Sept., 1793; d. in Newton Highlands, Mass., 18 July, 
1888; m. (1) in Ipswich, Mass., 12 Nov., 1812, Joshua Burnham, 
who d. probably in California, In 1851 ; m. (2) Samuel Albert Lake, 
who d. before his wife. Children by first husband : 1. Elizabeth. 

2. Mary Elizabeth. 3. Oeorge William. 4. Sardh. 5. John. 

ix. Robert, b. 2 Aug., 1795; d. (probably killed) in Europe, in 1819. 
On account of his early death, he probably never married, although 
engaged (m. int. pub. in Newburyport, Mass., 7 Nov., 1819) to 
Elizabeth Creasey of Newburyport, who was probably the dau. 
of William and Esther Creasey. 

1906.] Bech Family Records. 299 


Communicated by Otis G. Hammond, Esq., of Concord, N. H. 

These records were taken from an old account book kept by 
Henry Beck, and now in the possession of his descendant John A. 
Beck of Canterbury, N. H. 

Melinda Beck Was Bom May the 6 Day of a wensda In the year 1807 
Polly Beck Was born July the 18 Day of a tuaday In year 1787 
Catherrine Beck was bom Jenuary the 9 Day of a tusda In year 1810 
Albert H Beck Was bom may the 6 Day of a Wensda In Year 1812 
John Beck Was Born Jenuary the 31 Day of a friday In Year 1817 
Thompson Beck Was bora the 6 Day of a Sunday In year 1819 
Abiel Beck was bora In March the i 9 Day of a monday In Year 1821 
Margaret Beck was born may the 20 Day of a tusday In Year 1823 
Lowel Beck Was born August the 27 of a Saturday in year 1825 
Diantha Beck Was born December the 15 Day of a monday in year 1828 
Alvin Beck was bom Novnber the 28 Day of a Sunday in year 1831 
Eles [Alice] Beck was Born December 15^ 1742 — 
Henry Beck was Married to Eles Thompson January the 20 in the year 


Canterb[ur]y. Henry Beck Deceased January the 30 day in 1811 — 

Abiel Beck Deceas*^ September the 28^^ in 1829 — 

Diantha Beck Deceas** September the 18**» in 1829 — 

Albert Beck Decesed January the 23^ iu 1840 of a Thursday 

Alice Beck Decesed January the 20 in 1841 of a Wednsday 

!Mary Ann Beck Deceased March the 18 of a friday 1842 

John Beck Decesed October the 13 dav 1843 of a friday 

Mary Beck Died Sept 26 1851 Aged 69 yers 

My father dyed y® 7 of november In the year 1 734 

Henry Beck born november the 14 In the year 1695 

Mary Beck born febary y* 4 of a thosday In the yeare 1719/20 

Margret Beck born November y® 20 of a monday In the yeare 1721 

John Beck born august y® 16 of a Sabath day In the yeare 1724 

Nathaniel Beck born June y® 17 of a tusday In the yeare 1729 — 

Hannah Beck born July y® 20 1734 of a Saterday november y* 16 dessed 

Elizabeth Beck born July y* 27 of a tusday In the year 1736 — 

Henry Beck born January 27 1738/9 of a Saterday 

My gran father Henry Beck was born In the Paresh of geywareck in 

warickshear In old england 

Sarah Beck was Born December the 28 1763 of a wensday 

Hanah Beck was Born Augt the first 1767 of a Saturday 

Moley Beck was Born Aprill 18 of a tusday 1769 Deceasd July the 

25— 17«1 

Anne Beck was Born Aprill the 13 of a Saturday In 1771 

John Beck was Born June th 4 of a thursday 1773 

Margret Beck Born June th 4 of a thursday 1773 

Charis Beck was Born maye the 29 of a monday 1775 

Clement Beck was Born November the 3 Day of tusday In the year 1780 

Henry Beck was Born October the 2 Day of a tusday In the year 1783 

Poly Beck was Born Aprill the 8 Day of a tusday In the year 1785 

800 JDescendants of Andrew Benton. [Joly^ 


By John H. Bbictok, Esq., of Washington, D. C. 

1. JoHM^ Bentok, of the pariBh of Epping, eo. Essex, England, and 
Mary Southernwood, were married at Eppiug, May 25, 1618. (For an 
account of the family in England, see Charles E. Benton's ** Caleb Benton 
and Sarah Bishop, their Ancestors and their Descendants," Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y., 1906.) 

Their children were : 

2. Andrew, bapt. Oct. 15, 1620. 
Thomas, bapt Aug. 25, 1622. 
Marie, bapt. June 29, 1625. 
Elizabeth, bapt Aug. 31, 1628. 

[Here occurs a register hiatus of 8 years.} 
John, bapt Mar. 10, 1689. 

The register shows the burial of a John Benton, Feb. 12,1662, and of '' the 
widdow Benton," June 5, 1665, but there is uncertainty as to their identity. 

That the above record of Andrew, baptized Oct 15, 1620, relates to 
Andrew Benton the emigrant is deduced from the facts thfat his tomb- 
stone in Hartford (whither he removed from Milford) shows he was ''aged 
63 yrs." at his death, July 31, 1683, thus agreeing with the probable time 
of birth, and that the name of John (his faUier) was given to three of his 
children, two of whom died in infancy, and the name of Mary (his mother) 
was given his second daughter. 

That he was nearly related to Edward Benton the emigrant may be in- 
ferred from their coming together to America ; and a coincidence of Chris- 
tian names and other data suggests that John the father of Andrew the 
emigrant was probably a son of Andrew and Maria Benton, parents of 
Edward the emigrant ; and if so, he was an older son whose birth failed 
of registration in the Epping parish records, or, possibly he was a son of 
the John Benton, baptized Apr. 14, 1588, whose father, Andrew Benton, 
bom in 1548, inherited by will, in 1569, the manor of Shingle Hall, at 
Epping, of which his father, John Benton, became the owner in 1552. 

In view, therfore, of the uncertainty as to an earUer ancestry, I choose 
to begin the ancestiul line with John and Mary (Southernwood.) 

2. Andrew* Benton (John}) was allotted parcel No. 64 at the appor- 
tionment in Nov., 1639, of the land at Milford, Conn., bought from the 
Indians in Feb. of that year. It contained three acres, and was situated 
on the west side of Half Mile Brook, near the crossing of what is now 
Spring and Hill streets, and to this were added several other parcels of 
ground. He married first, probably in 1 649, Hannah, daughter of George 
Stocking of Hartford, a first settler there in 1636. They united with the 
church at Milford, he on Mar. 5, 1648, and she on Oct 13, 1650, and 
were dismissed to Hartford, Mar., 1 666, whither they had removed as early 
as 1662. Here he was a fenceviewer in 1663 and '64, a juror in 1664 and 
'67, was a freeman in May, 1665, and a suppressor of *' disorders during 
public worship " (during the Hartford Controversy) and collector of min- 
ister's rates in 1667. He separated to the Second Church in Feb., 1670, 

1906.] Descendants of Andrew Benton. 801 

with his wife, daaghter Hannah, and his father8*in-Iaw, Stocking and Cole. 
He married second, probably in 1673, Anne, daughter of John Cole, '^ a 
godly man of some public trust/' She was the *^ bewitched maid " on 
whose account, mainly, Nathaniel Greensmith and his wife were hanged 
for witchcraft, Jan. 25, 1668. Groffe, the r^dde, then iu hiding at Mil- 
ford, writes in his diary, Feb. 24, that after the hanging '' the maid waa 
well"; and Cotton Mather's Magnalia, in 1684, says of her that ''she 
is restored to health, united with the church, and living in good re- 
pute." She died testate, Apr. 19, 1685, leaving an estate of £60.12.6, to 
be divided among her Uiree surviving chUdren, of whom Ebenezer was 
given a double portio^ because of " impotency." Hannah, his first wife, 
died probably in 1672. He was buried in Center Church Cemetery, and 
his gravestone, near the rear wall of the church, reads : '' Andrew Ben- 
ton Aged 63 yeabs He dted iTLy 81 Ano 1683." His estate, ap- 
praised at £345.17.19, was administered by his son Joseph, and distributed, 
Dec 18, 1683, to his widow, and children, Andrew Samuel, Joseph, Mary, 
and Dorothy, by his first wife, and Ebenezer, Lydia, and Hannah, by his 
second wife. 

The homestead, formerly owned by Nathaniel Oreensmith, was at the 
junction of the nntds leading to Wethersfield and Farmington, and on the 
west side of the present Wethersfield Avenue. At the death of the widow, 
it became the property of his son Joseph Benton, who sold it in June, 1693. 
He owned several oiher parcels of land, one of which in the '* Five Mile 
Lay Out," in East Hartford, was distributed to his dght surviving child- 
ren. Mar. 24, 1689. 

Children by first wife^ all, except the last, bom in Milford : 

i. JoHN»> b. Apr. 9, bapt. Apr. 14, 1650. '* He dted May [24] follow- 
ing in y« bed in y« night." 

ii. Hannah, bapt. Nov. 28, 1651 ; m. John Camp, Jr. ; mentioned in 
her grandfather Stocking's will, Jnly 15, 1678 ; had a dan. Han- 
nah, bapt. Nov. 24, 1672; d. prior to 1675, the year of her hus- 
band's second marriage. 
8. iii. Andrew, bapt. Aug. 12, 1658 ; d. Feb. 5, 1704. 

iv. Mart, b. Apr. 14, bapt. Apr. 15, 1655; m. (1) Nathaniel, son of 
John Cole, who d. testate Apr. 20, 1708, naming Nathaniel^ his 
only child, executor; m. (2) Jonathan Bigelow, who d. testate 
Jan. 9, 1711, his wife and son Joseph being executors; m. (8) 
Mar. 19, 1718, Dea. John Shepard; buried Dec. 23, 1752, in First 
Church Cemetery, Hartford, ** » 90 yrs.", which should be 97 yrs. 
10 mos. 8 ds. 

V. John, b. Oct. 7, 1656; mentioned in his grandfather Stocking's 
will, July 16. 1678; d. prior to May 80, 1680. 

4. vi. Samuel, b. Aug. 15, 1658; d. Apr. 10, 1746. 

5. vli. Joseph, b. 1660; d. Aug. 12, 1758, *• in 98 yr." 

viii. Dorothy, b. probably in 1662 ; the only record of her is in the dis- 
tribution of her fatber's esUte, Dec. 18, 1688, and Mar. 24, 1689. 

Children by second wife, bom in Hartford : 

Ix. EnsNSSER, bapt. Jan. 4, 1674; **an impotent,'* living Apr. 20, 1708, 

at the death of his uncle, N. Cole. 
X. Lydia, bapt. Feb. 18, 1676 ; united with the Second Church, Apr. 

25, 1697. 
xi. Hannah, bapt. Jan. 26, 1679. 
xii. John, bapt. May 80, 1680 ; d. young, prior to Sept. 4, 1688. 

8. Andrew' Benton {AndreWy^ Andrew^* John^)y who lived in Milford 
and Hartford, Conn., married Martha, daughter of Sergt Thomas 

802 Descendants of Andrew Benton. [July, 

Spencer, who mentions her in his will, proved Sept., 1687, He 
'* owned y* covenant," Jan. 6, 1677, and both united with the Se- 
cond Church, Dec. 10, 1694, prior to which time they presumably 
belonged to the First Church. As the eldest son, he received a 
double portion of his father's estate. His own estate of £94. 8. 4. 
was administered by his brother Samuel. 
Children, all born in Hartford : 

1. Hannah,* bapt. Jan. 6, 1677; m. (1) Feb. 20, 1700. Edward Scofell 
of Haddam, who d. May, 1703, and had Susannah aud HanncUii 
m. (2), in 1706, Benjamlu Smith. 

ii. Martha, bapt. Aug. 1, 1679. 

iil. Andkew, bapt. July 31, 1681 ; the only Benton to whom the follow- 
ing death Is applicable : ♦* July y« last 1704, One Benton and Wm. 
Omstead Sold^ Slain by y« Indians ; and 2 of y Enemy Slain."— 
(See Rkoutbk, vol. Ix, p. 161.) 

iv. Mercy, bapt. Sept. 7, 1683. 

V. John, bapt. Feb. 22, 1685. 

vi. DoROTHT, bapt. Apr. 22, 1688 ; m. May 8, 1716, John Gridley of 
Farmington, Conn. 

vii. Mary, bapt. Nov. 2, 1690. 

viil. Ebenezrr, bapt. Oct. 18, 1696 ; chose his uncle Samuel Benton to be 
his gnardlan, Sept. 5, 1709, and Jonathen BIgelow, Sr. (his uncle 
by marriage), Nov. 6, 1710, and the latter having died, the court, 
Mar. 5, 1711, ** allowed " Joseph Benton, his uncle, to be his guar- 
dian; d. Dec. 1770; m. Elizabeth, bapt. June 11, 1G98, buried 
Mar. 9, 1791, dau. of John White of Middletown, Conn., of whom 
the Second Church record says, *' The mother of John Benton 
[widow of Ebenezer Benton] aged 96 " [she was in her 93d year] ; 
• his son Juhn,^ bapt. Nov. 15, 1724, was •• burled," the same record 
says, ** Nov. 9, 1805, ae. 81 years." 

ix. Elizabeth, bapt. Feb. 12, 1698. 

4. Samuel' Benton (AndreWy^ John^) lived in Milford and Hartford, 
and for awhile in the town of Tolland, Conn., where he and bis son 
Samuel were first proprietors, in 1716. He married, probably in 
1 679, Sarah, daughter of William and Sarah Chatter ton of New 
Haven, Conn., who was born there, July 19, 1661. He died testate 
in Hartford, Apr. 10, 1746, making ample provision for his ** be- 
loved wife Sarah," aud appointing Moses and Lydia, his two young- 
est children, to be executors. 
Children, all bom in Hartford :" 

6. i. Samuel,* b. Aug. 8, 1680. 
ii. Sakah, b. Sept. 28, 1685. 

Hi. Uannah, b. Mar. 14, bapt. Mar. 19, 1688; m. (1) May 11, 1711, 
Samuel Kellojrg, Jr., who d. in 1712, and had Sarah, the ouly child, 
b. 1712; m. (2) Joseph Root. 

iv. Abigail, b. Dec. 9, 1691 : m. (1) Joseph, of Wethersfleld, son of 
John Camp of Hartford, who d. Dec, 1713, and had Hannah^ 
only child, bapt. Sept. 25, 1712; m. (2) July 28, 1715, Richard 
Montague of Wethersfleld. She d. in Wethersfleld, May 9, 1753, 
•Mn 62d yr." 

7. V. Calkb, b. Mar. 1, 1694. 

8. vi. Daniel, b. June 25, 1696. 

9. vii. Jacob, b. Sept. 21, bapt. Sept. 26. 1698. 

viii. Mo8f:s, b. Apr. 26, bapt. May 3, 1702; m. Miriam , who d. 

Sept. 30, 1776, "age 61 yrs."; d. testate, May 11. 1755, his "Be- 
loved Wiflb Merriam " being one of the executors. Children : 
1. Moses.^ 2. Samuel. 3. Martha. 4. Miriam. 5. Lydia. 

ix. Lydia, b. and bapt. Apr. 26, 1705. 

1906.] Descendants of Andrew Benton. 303 

5. Joseph' Benton (Andrew,^ John}), is first mentioned in his grand- 
father George Stocking's will, dated July 15, 1 673. He married 
first, [Martha?] a daughter of Dea. Paul Peck of Hartford, who 
left him a legacy of £5 in his will, dated June 25, 1695 ; and mar- 
ried second, Feb. 10, 1698, Sarah, daughter of Bevil Waters of 
Hartford, ^^aman of good estate," who died Mar., 1729, leaving 
his " eldest daughter, Sarah Benton wife of Joseph Benton, £500." 
He nitited with the church. Mar. 8, 1696, and she. Mar. 15, 1713. 
In 1714, probably, he removed from Hartford to the town of Tol- 
land, Conn., where he and his son Joseph, and his brother Samuel 
and his son Samuel, appear as '* inhabitants ** and first proprietors. 
May 14, 1716. He was its first town clerk, from Dec, 1717, to Dec, 
1720, a selectman in 1721 and '22, a first deacon of the church, 
and largely " intrusted with public affairs." At a survey of the line 
between the towns of Tolland and Coventry, in 1722, his house 
and three acres of land fell within the latter, but by agreement he 
was *^ still accounted an inhabitant " of Tolland. He was at New- 
ington. Conn., Nov. 23, 1739, and in 1742 he removed, probably 
with his son Jehiel, to the town of Kent, in Litchfield Co., Conn. 
His gravestone, at the west side of Good Hill Cemetery, near the 
village of Kent, is inscribed : hear lies the body op dec : N 


Child by first wife : 

i. Joseph,* m. Dec. 11, 1718, Sarah Pynchon ; was a first proprietor of 
the town of Tolland, 1716; d. testate at Farroington, Conn., 1G67, 
his will, dated June 25, 1666, giving ^^ all my estate both real and 
personal to my beloved wife Sarah, to be at her disposal forever." 
Children: I. Andrew,^ bapt. Aug. 23, 1719. 2. Martha, bapt. 
Nov. 80, 1720. 

Children by second wife, all born in Hartford : 
H. Ruth, b. Feb. 9, bapt. Feb. 10, 1699; d. Oct. 6, 1712. 
m. Sarah, b. Jan. 28, bapt. May 26, 1701 ; d. Oct. 7, 1712. 

10. iv. Isaac, b. Feb. 8, bapt. Feb. 14, 1703. 
V. Aaron, b. Mar. 24, 1705. 

vi. Jemima, b. Mar. 21, 1708; m. Jan. 24, 1731, Benjamin Strong. 

11. vli. Jbhiel, b. Jan. 27, bapt. Jan. 28, 1710. 
vlil. Kezia, bapt. Sept. 19, 1714. 

6. Samuel* Benton {Samuel,^ Andrew,^ John^) lived in Hartford and 

Tolland, Conn., of which latter town he was a first proprietor, in 
1716. lie married, Jan. 2, 1705, Mary, daughter of Medad Pom- 
roy of Northampton, Mass. 

Children, perhaps all born in Hartford : 

1. Medad,* bapt. Oct. 22, 1705. 

12. ii. Jonathan, bapt. Sept. 7, 1707. 

13. Hi. Timothy, bapt. Mar. 9, 1710. 
Iv. Eunice, bapt. June 22, 1712. 
V. Mary, bapt. May 29, 1715. 

14. vi. Samuel, bapt. Aug. 11, 1717. 
vll. Sarai, bapt. Aug. 16, 1719. 

7. Caleb* Benton {Samuel,^ Andrew,^ John}), who lived in Hartford, 

married Hannah, daughter of Thomas (son of David) Ensign of 
Hartford. She united with the Second Church, Feb. 20, 1725, and 
he, June 27, 1725. He died July 25, 1725, his wife surviving him. 

VOL. LX. 21 

304 Descendants of Andrew Benton. [July, 

Children, all born in Hartford : 

i. Hannah/ bapt. July 31, 1720. 

15. ii. Caleb, b. Jan. 28, bapt. Feb. 4, 1722. 

iil. Violet, bapt. Dec. 8, 1723. 

IG. iv. Abraham, bapt. Apr. 11, 1725. 

V. Thomas, id. July 3, 1761, Anne Stanley; d. 1815; lived at Windsor, 

vl. Sarah, b. Feb. 23, 1729. 

vii. Susannah, b. Feb. 23, 1729. 

8. Danikl* Bknton (Samuel,^ Andrew,* John}) lived in Hartfonl and 

Tolland, Conn. He united with the Second Church, Sept. 21, 
1718, and married, Jan. 3, 1722, Mary, daughter of John Skinner 
of Hartford. He died in Tolland. 
Children, all born in Tolland: 

i. Mary,» b. Oct. 17, 1722; d. Mar. 16, 1723. 

17. 11. Danikl, b. Jan. 6, 1724. 

18. Hi. WiLLLkM, b. Nov. 12, 1726. 

Iv. Mary, b. Apr. 9, 1727 ; d. Oct. 4, 1745. 

19. V. Elijah, b. June 30, 1728. 

vl. Sarah, b. May 8, 1730; d. young. 

vii. Hannah, b. July 12, 1731 ; d. young. 

vili. John, b. June 17, 1732 ; d. young. 

ix. SiLOAM, b. Dec. 11, 1733; d. young. 

X. Lydia, b. May 2, 1735. 

xi. Abigail, b. Nov. 25, 1736; m. July 19, 1757, Benjamin Davis. 

9. Jacob* Bknton {Samuel,^ Andrew,^ John^) lived in Hartford, where 

,he joined the Second Church, June 23, 1723. He removed to Har- 
winton, Conn., in 1736, and the first town meeting was held at his 
house, Dec. 20, 1737. He was the first town clerk, a deacon in the 
church, and several times a selectman. He married first, June 6, 
1724, Abigail, daughter of Joshua and Mary Cart<;r, who died Sept. 
27, 1725: and married second, Apr. 4, 1728, Elizabeth, daughter 
of Barnabas and Martha Hinsdale of Hartford, who was born Jan. 
9, 1703. He died Nov. 23, 1761. 

Child by first wife, bom in Hartford : 
I. Abigail,* b. Sept. 18, bapt. Sept. 19, 1725; d. Mar. 4, 17G4; m. 
Timothy Dodd, who was bapt. Aug. 17, 172i, and d. Feb. 21, 1774. 

Children by second wife, all, except the last, bom in Hartford : 
ii. Jacob, b. Jan. 2, bapt. Jan. 12, 1729 ; m. Hannah Slade of Harwinton, 

Coun., d. Jan. 13, 1807, at Alstead, N. II. 
iii. rniNiCAS. b. Jan. 10, bapt. Jan. 17, 1731 ; d. Aug. 16, 1739. 
iv. Amos, b. Nov. 10, bapt. Nov. 12, 1732. 
V. Bauxabas. bapt. Jan. 3, 1735. 
vi. Elizabeth, bapt. Juue 17, 1738; d. Aug. IG, 1749. 

10. Isaac* Bentox {Joseph* Andrew,* John^), who lived in Hartford, 
Tolland, Kent, and Salisbury, Conn., married Mar. 16, 1730, Ruth 
Norton of Edgartown, Mass, He was in Tolland, as early as 1716, 
removed from there to Kent in 1743, where he and his wife joined 
the church, Mar. 14, 1744, and from there went to Salisbury in 
1746. He became a freeman April 8, 1751 ; was a sealer of 
weights and measures in 1753 and *55 ; a tither in 1754; and a 
lister and grand-juror in 1756. His gravestone in the Old Ceme- 
tery at Salisbury is inscribed : " Here Lies Interred The Body of 
Mr Ifsaac Benton He Died September 17"* A. D. 1757 [» 5*4]." 

1906.] Inscriptions in Connecticut, 305 

His son Isaac was executor of his will, and his estate of seventy- 
nine acres in the southwest corner of the town, near Ore Hill, and 
personal property of £43-19-8, was distributed, Aug. 16, 1760, to 
his widow, Ruth, and his eight surviving children. 
Children, except the last three, born in Tolland : 
i. Sarah,^ b. June 14, 1781 ; m. John Towsley. 

20. ii. Isaac, b. Nov. 13, 1732. 

21. iii. David, b. Jan. 23, 1734. 

22. iv. Stephen, b. July 10, 1737. 

V. Joseph, b. Sept. 8, 1740; d. about 1761 or *62. 

23. vl. Nathan, b. Feb. 28. 1748. 

24. vii. Levi, b. Mar. 20, 1746, in Kent, Conn, 
vill. Ruth, b. July 28, 1748, "In Oblong." 
ix. Jehiel, b. Aug. 9, 1752 ; d. June 3, 1753. 

11. Capt. Jehiel* Benton {Joseph,* Andrew,^ John}) was a child when 
his father removed from Hartford to Tolland, Conn., in 1716. He 
married, Oct., 1731, Sarah Berry of Tolland, and removed to Kent, 
Conn., in 1742, where he and his wife joined the church, July 18, 
1742. They both died in Kent, she, Sept. 16, 1784, "a; 78," and 
he, Oct. 30, 1789, **aB 79." Their gravestones are in Good Hill 
Cemetery, near Kent. 

Children, all, except the last, born in Tolland : 

i. Joseph,* b. Dec. 16. 1732; d. July 8, 1736. 

il. Miriam, b. July 8, 1784. 

iii. Keziah, b. Mar. 25, 1736. 

iv. Nathaniel, b. Apr. 17, 1741. 

V. Anne, b. July 23, 1747. 

[To be concluded.] 


Communicated by Loris Marinub Dewey, Esq., of Westfield, Mass. 
[Continued from page 141.] 

IVIr. .Tames Bagg, aged 19 years, and JVIr. Jonatlian Bagg aged 17 years, 
sons of Mr. James Bagg, late of Springfield deceased, and of Mrs. Bath- 
sheba, now wife of Capt. Asaph Leavit, killed by lightning May 20, 17GG. 

John Burbank died 12 Mar., 1793, in 93d year. 

Thomas Copley died 30 Aug., 1751, aged 75. 

Mary his wife died 15 Aug., 1751, in 72d year. 

John Crary died 4 Dec,, 1854, aged 79. 

I)<;b()rah (Prentice) his wife died 5 Apr., 1853, aged 73. 

Siuidford Crary (son of John) died 29 Sept. 1840, aged 41. 

Mr;?. Mary Denslow died 18 June, 1784, in 55th year. 

Rev. Ebenezer Devotion died 11 Apr., 1741, aged 57. 

Mrs. Hannah his wife died 23 Mar., 1719, in 33d year. 

Mrs. Navini (Taylor of Westfield), his wife died 6 Aug., 1739, aged 45. 

306 Inscriptions in Connecticut. [July. 

John Dewey died 17 Jan., 1807, in 63d year. 

Two children of John and Olive Dewey, Olive died 6 Nov., 1800, aged 
10 mon. 10 days, John died 11 Aug., 1805, aged 4 years. 

Lieut. Bildad Fowler, a soldier of the Revolution, died 19 Nov., 1814, 
aged 76. 

JMercy Sikes his wife died 25 Apr., 1800, aged 43. 

Rachel Hopkins his 2d wife died 5 Nov., 1855, aged 96. 

Gideon Granger, Esq., died suddenly 30 Oct, 1800, in 66th year (father 
of Gideon Granger, postmaster general under President Jefferson). 

Tryphosa (Kent) his wife died 21 July, 1796, in 58th year. 

Anna wife of John Hall died 23 Aug., 1794, aged 49. 

Nathaniel Harmon died 2 May, 1712, aged 57. 

Daniel Hubbard died 27 July, 1748, in 60th year. 

Capt. Joseph King died 6 Mar., 1756, in 67th year. 

Hannah his relict died 4 May, 1805, aged 1 09. 

John Lawton died 17 Dec, 1690, aged 60. 

Benedick wife of John Lawton died 18 Nov., 1692, aged 57. 

Capt. Asaph Leavitt died 14 Apr., 1774, in 82d year. 

Hannah hb wife died 24 Nov., 1726, in 35th year. 

John Lewis died 3 Feb., 1828, aged 74. 

Mary his widow died 9 Mar., 1840, aged 78. 

Caroline daughter of John and Betsy Lewis died 24 Nov., 1827, aged 21. 

Hannah daughter of John and Mary Lewis died 28 Oct., 1827, aged 21. 

Rachel wife of Zebulon Mygatt died 14 May, 1721, aged 20. 

Benjamin son of Benjamin and Mary Remington died 28 Apr., 1776, 
aged 10 mos. 22 days. 

John Rowe died 23 Sept., 1795, in 92d year. 

Posthumous Sikes died 16 Mar., 1756, in 45th year. 

Victory Sikes died 13 Dec, 1793, iu 83d year. 

Helen Talcot wife of Wm. Mather died 6 Dec, 1770, aged 40. 

Consider Williston died 14 Feb., 1794, in 55th year. 

Rhoda his widow died 16 May, 1828, aged 87. 

Elizabeth wife of Doctor David Willkoks died 19 Mar., 1760, in 42d 

West Suffield. 
Calvin Gillett died 26 Jan., 1844, aged 78. ^ 

Thankful his wife died 25 June, 1851, aged 82. 
John AVaruer died 10 May, 1809, aged 84. 
Anah his wife died 24 Feb., 1820, aged 95. 


John Booth died 7 May, 1778, in 82d year. 

Revd. Mr. Nath" Collins, first pastor of the Church of Christ iu Enfield, 
died 31 Dec, 1756, in 80th year. 

Mrs. Alice Collins, wife of the Rev*^. Mr. Nathaniel Collins, first Pastor 
of the Church of Christ in Enfield, died 19 Feb., 1735, in 53rd year (a 
great-grand-daughter of Gov. William Bradford of Plymouth Colony). 

Susannah wife of John Hale died 17 Nov., 1757, aged about 67. 

Lieut. Thomas Jones died 4 Nov., 1763, in 84th year. 

Mary his wife died 8 Nov., 1744, in 60th year. 

Abel King died 2 Aug., 1822, aged 38. 

Benjamin Meacham died 14 Oct., 1776, aged 53. 

1906.] Inscriptions in Oonnecticut. 307 

Elizabeth his wife died 2 Aug., 1811, aged 85. 

Lieut Benjamin Meacham died 12 Oct., 1770, in 68th year. 

Abner Meacham died 16 Dec., 1831, aged 74. 

Xoyicy his consort died 13 Jan., 1823, aged 59. 

Benjamin Meacham died 2 Oct, 1817, a^ed 69. 

Mehetable his wife died 17 Jane, 1790, aged 38. 

Nathaniel Pierce died — Jan., 1755, in 84th year. 

John Pierce died 28 Sept., 1713, aged 61 yrs. 11 days. 

Ebenezer Prior died 12 Jan., 1841, aged 96. 

Mary his relict died 17 July, 1846, aged 91. 

Harriet Prior died 11 Dec., 1848, aged 63. 

Thomas Sabin died 9 Oct, 1810, aged 75.. 

Capt Joseph Sexton died 3 May, 1742, aged 76. 

Hannah (Wright) his relict died 26 Nov., 1742, aged 73 (see ante, vol. 
35, page 75). 

Dr. Ebenezer Terry died 2 Aug., 1780, in 85th year. 

Mary his wife died 5 Apr., 1762, aged 61. 

Capt Ephraim Terry, Esq., born 24 Oct, 1701, died 14 Oct, 1783. 

Ann his wife born 20 Dec, 1702, died 10 Sept, 1778. 

Col. Nathaniel Terry, son of Ephraim and Anne, bom 3 June, 1730, 
died 20 Feb., 1792. 

Capt. Samuel Terry died 2 Jan., 1730/1, in 70th year. 

Martha, his relict, died 29 May, 1743, page 76. 

Samuel Terry died 8 May, 1798, aged 72. 

Mary his relict died 11 Feb., 1801, aged 70. 

John Warner born 9 Oct, 1748, died 2 Jan., 1813. 


Ebenezer and Abigail Buckley had three children die in each year, 1740 
and 1757. 

Abigail Clark daughter of Simon and Abigail died 9 Apr., 1794, aged 
18, of smallpox. 

Edward Collins at Cambridge, 1630; Nathaniel Collins first minister at 
Middletown ; Nathaniel Collins, Jr., first minister at Elnfield, died in 1757 ; 
Alice his wife, a great-grand-daughter of William Bradford of the May- 
flower and 31 years governor of Plymouth Colony. 

Elijah Felt died 24 Jan., 1789, in 23d year, from an accidental gun-shot 
wound in the legs and knees. 

Samuel Gowdy died 17 Nov., 1811, aged 74. 

Abiah his wife died 20 Mar., 1818, aged 81. 

Benjamin Jones died 5 Feb., 1754, in 72d year (the first settler). 

Benjamin Jones died 13 Oct, 1794, in 85th year. 

Elizabeth his wife died 28 June, 1800, in 82d year. 

Daniel Jones died 23 Mar., 1792, in 46th year. 

Jemima his wife died 13 Apr., 1782, in 38th year. 

Eleazer Jones died 20 Apr., 1755, aged 62. 

Capt Charles Kibbe died 8 Dec, 1805, aged 59. 

Mary his wife died 27 Jan., 1790, aged 53. 

Edward Kibbe died 22 Aug., 1756, in 88th year. 

Rebecca wife of Edward Kibbe died 16 Dec, 1769f in 76th year. 

Grace wife of Jacob Kibbe died 15 Feb., 1734, in 30th year. 

Nathaniel Mighells died 20 Aug., 1750, in 34th year. 

George Gilbert Mixter bom 15 Feb., 1821, died 1 Jan., 1904. 

308 The American Dearborns. [July, 

Maria Annunciate Gowdy his wife (daughter of Tudor Growdy) born 27 
Apr., 1823, died 8 Aug., 1893. 

Ezra Parsons died 19 Dec., 1815, in 72d year. 

Abigail his wife died 13 Aug., 1810, aged 66. 

Daniel Sexton died 8 Oct., 1792, aged 90. 

Mary his relict die<l 27 Apr., 1806, aged 90. 

Daniel Sexton died 10 Mar., 1826, aged 89. 

Catherine his relict died 7 July, 1834, aged 89. 

Hannah wife of Daniel Sexton die<l 11 June, 1785, aged 33. 

Joseph Sexton died 3 Mar., 1807, aged 63. 

Rachel his consort died 27 Apr., 1796, aged 48. 

Stephen Sexton died 14 Aug., 1792, aged 50. 

Mehitablc, his widow, died 10 Aug., 1825, aged 82. 

Lydia wife of Benjamin Sitton died 1729, aged 64. 

Ebenezer Spencer died 20 Nov., 1787, aged 80. 

Experience liis wife, and daughter of Josiah Cooley of Springfield, died 
19 June, 1771, aged 32. 

Jacob Ward died 18 Sept, 1748, aged 51. 

[To be continued.] 


Communicated by Victor Channino Sanbo&n, Esq., of Chicago, 111. 

Perhaps misled by "Tradition," the investigators of families 
originating with Wheelwright and his Exeter Combination have 
turned from the blazed trail which leads into Lincolnshire, as indi- 
cated by the late Col. Chester and by " Long John " Wentworth. 
Tims the Towles are said to be Irish, and the Dearborns to have 
come from Devonshire. 

The volmiies of Lincoln Wills, in course of publication by the 
British Record Society, give ample clues to local families, as do 
always the documents of diocesan registries of probate, whose records 
mainly deal with families of small possessions, distinguished from 
those whose wealth or ambition inclined them to register their 
wills in the Prerogative Courts of Canterbury or York. In these 
Lincoln volumes appear many Towle wills, showing a family of 
that name residing in North Lincolnshire, and there are also a few 
Dearborn wills which I think show conclusively the origin of our 
American Dearborns to have been next door to the English home 
of their religious leader, John Wheelwright. 

The following abstracts of Dearborn wills show a family of that 
name originating m Hogsthorpe, Lincolnshire (a parish next to 
Alumby where the Wheelwrights came from, and the very place 
where Wheelwright bought land from one Francis Levet), and 
branching into Binbrooke, Sibsey, Spilsby, and Hannay, thus lead- 

1906.] 2%6 American Dearborns. 309 

ing the genealogist into five Lincoln parishes whose registers, 
extending as they do to the early 16th century, will undoubtedly 
furnish forth the Dearborn ancestry. 

The Dearborns were of yeoman stock; and the name does not 
appear in any ancient records or pedigrees which I have found. It 
will be seen that these wills mention Chriltian names identical with 
our early Dearborns, except for the emigrant Godfrey, wliom I 
surmise to have been a son of Thomas, the cousin of Henry of Han- 
nay in 1635. The earliest name, Michael (uncommon in New Eng- 
land families) , appears in the third American generation as the son 
of Ebenezer, who was the grandson of Godfrey, 

My interest in the Dearborns being purely collateral, and I have not 
traced the family farther than the clues here printed. I found these 
in searching for the English origin of my ancestor Thomas Levet, 
who, like Godfrey Dearborn, followed Wheelwright to Exeter and 
moved to Hampton, where he established a home and left many 
descendants. I hope to print in the Register, ere long, what I 
have discovered as to Levet's Lincoln and Yorkshire origin. 

Will of Michael Derebarne of Hoggestrope. Dated 24 April 1573 ; 
proved at Lincoln, 8 June 1573. To Agnes my wife iij of my best Kyeu, 
XV Ewes, X hogges & wethers, one black mare, one gray mare and one 
" danded " mare ; ij matris beds with all things thereto belonging ; x pew- 
ter dublers ; one table, one form, one pair of malt quernes and one " diah- 
binck " ij chairs, 5 acres of barley, 5 acres of beiins, one wain and' one 
plough. To John, my son, ij Kyen, x Ewes, iij wethers, vi hogges, one 
black " f eley " one gray " feley," one plouj^h etc. To Thomas, my son, 
when at the age of xx years, one matris bed, ij lining sheets ; ij harden 
sheets ; ij pyllows, one coverlet, and £ viij in ready money. To Agnes, 
my wife, the lease of my house that I have of the Queen's majesty with 
one lease I have of Thomas Herdman of Cumberworth for ij years after 
my death and then to John, my son. To evrie poor householder in Hogges- 
trope that hath no kye iiij d, to evrie house. To Jenet, my sister, dwell- 
ing at Partney one " Shedder burling." To every one of my bretliren and 
sistern children. To John my brother one pair russet hose and my best 
black dublet. To Francis IVIassare my black dublet with the russet sleeves. 
To the Mother Church at Lincoln. Residue to wife Agnes and son John, 
e<iually. To Floggesthorpe Church iii s. iii d. Wife Anne, Executrix. 
Supervisor : John JVIarkby. Witnesses : Thomas Bygeyt, Water Edw^ards, 
John Markby. {Lincoln Wills, 1574, ^oL i,fo, 288.) 

Will of Thomas Dearborne of Spilsby, mercer. Dated 12 Decem- 
ber, 1568; proved at Louth, 8 April 1589. To be buried in Church of 
Binbrook. To the poor of Spilsby x li for the buying of them yearly iij 
chalder of coles. To my cozen John Burwell. To the poor of Hogges- 
thrope. To every one of my poor kinsfolks. To Mr. Thomas Atkinson 
V s, desiring him to be Supervisor. Residue to brother John Dearborne, 
full Executor. Witness : Thomas Atkinson, Clerk. 

{Lincoln Wills, 1589, fo. 22 4.) 

310 Proceedings of the N. E. Hist, Gen, Society. [July, 

Wai of John Dearbearn of Sibsey. Dated 11 October 1608 ; proved 
at Boston, 11 April 1611. To my wife. My son to be Executor. To 
every one of my cosins children xii d, to wit : Thomas Dearborn, William 
and Harry. To ten of the poorest householders in Sibsey x groats. To 
ten of the poorest householders in HoggesthrojJe x groats. Residue to 
son John. My brother Johg Kettle, Supervisor. TVitness : John "Watson, 
Nicholas Stocks, Thomas Parker. {Lincoln Wills, 1611 , vol, i,fo. 179,) 

Will of Henrt Deareborne of Hanney. Dated 12 Oct. 1635 ; proved 
at Louth, 23 October 1 635. To be buried in churchyard of Hanney. To 
eldest daughter Tomazin Deareborne. To daughter Sarai. To son John 
Deareborne. If it shall please God to call Anne my wife out of this 
world before expiration of my lease, remaining years to son John. Residue 
to wife Anne, she sole Executrix. Witnesses: Thomas Paine, Clerk, 
Theophilus Drury. {Lincoln WilU, 1635, vol i,fo, 128.) 


By Geo. A. Gokdon, A.M., Recording Secretary. 

BostoHy Massachusetts, 4 April, 1906. The New Engfland Historic Genea- 
logical Society lield a stated meeting at half past two o'clock this afteruoon in 
Marshall r. Wilder hall, Society's building, 18 Somerset street, which was 
called to order by the Recording Secretary, the President being absent in Europe. 
Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., of Newton, was Invited to preside. He accepted 
and served as chairman, pro tempore. 

After the reading and confirmation of the minutes of the March stated meet- 
ing, Henry Leland Chapman, D.D., Professor of English lu Bowdoin college, 
Brunswick, Me., was introduced as the essayist of the meeting. Mr. Chapman 
read a deeply interesting and discriminating paper on Old Flud Iresorij unfolding 
the history of the event on which the tradition is founded, and citing co- 
temporai7 statements and documents. The thanks of the meeting were cordially 
voted, and a copy requested for deposit in the archives of the Society and, also, 
for a contribution to the Rkoistku. 

The executive officers, severally, presented reports, which w^ere received, 
read, accepted and ordered on file. 

Twenty-two new members were elected. 

On motion, it was 

Votedf That the By-laws be amended by substituting the word "last" for 
the word "second" in the second line of article 1, chapter III., so that the 
first paragraph of that article shall read : 

Art. 1. The Annual Meeting of the Corporation shall be held on the last 
Wednesday In January of each year In Boston, notice of which shall be sent to 
Resident and Life Members by the Recording Secretary, one week In advance. 

The Treasurer was authorized to sell and make title to house No. 4 West- 
moreland street, Dorchester. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

2 May. The President being still absent, a stated meeting was held to-day at 
the usual time and place, Mr. Ensign acting as chairman. 

The ordinary routine exercises were observed, and seven new members elected. 

Walter Kendall Watklns, esq., of Maiden, read a valuable paper on Lemuel 
CoXy Boston's Bridge Builder and Inventor^ evidencing wide research and com- 
petent acquaintance with public events A.D. 1770-1800. A vote of thanks was 
passed, and a copy of the paper solicited for deposit in the archives of the 

No further business being presented, the meeting was dissolved. 

1906.] Notes and Queries, 311 


Gexrral Enoch Poor was born in Andover, Mass., 21 Jane, 1736, but early 
became a citteen of Exeter, N. H. He was colonel In the 2d Regiment of New 
Hampshire troops in the Revolutionary army, and died near Hackensack, N. J., 
9 Sept., 1780. The Report of the Adjutant General of New Hampshire for 1866, 
vol. ii, p. 339 note, says: "He was killed In a duel with a French Officer." 
This story passed until the Hon. Ellis Ames of Canton, Mass., communicated a 
paper to the Massachusetts Historical Society, stating that Gen. Poor was 
killed in a duel with Maj. John Porter, a Massachusetts officer. (1 Proceedings 
xix. 266-261.) 

Both of these statements, however, are Incorrect, according to the following 
deposition which was made shortly after Gen. Poor's death. 

Brookline, Mass. Albert A. Folsom. 

State Journal, and General Advertiser. 
[Vol. XXIV. 1 MONDAY, January 15, 1781. [No. 1264.] 
MeffiYs Printers, 

AS a Report has been spread thro' this State that the late Brigadier-General 
POOR died of a Wound received in a Duel, the following Depofitlon may 
ferve to prove the Falfehood of said Report, and undeceive thofe whofe Credu- 
lity has thereby been Impofed upon and misled ; and by Inferting it you will 
oblige many of his Friends. 

I Jeremiah Fogg, late Ald-du-Camp to Brigadter-Gen. Poor, deceafed, teftify 
that for fome Months before his Death I lived with him, attended him con- 
f tantly during his laft Slcknefs, until his Death, which I think was folely occa- 
f ioned by a Bilious Fever, after thirteen Days Illnefs ; that I af fif ted in laying 
out his Corps, and did not perceive that he had ever been wounded, and never 
knew or fufpected he had ever been engaged in any Duel; nor heard any fuch 
Report till fome Weeks after his Death, it was mentioned to me in a Letter 
from New-Hampfhire. • Jeremiah Fogg* 

Bockingham fs. January 13th^ 17 SI. 

Capi. Jeremiah Fogg made/olemn Oath to the Truth of the above Depofition 
by him Subscribed^ before Wm. Parker,! Justice Peace." 

Early American Emigrants. — The late Mr. Hotten In his introduction to 
the "Original I^st of Emigrants to America" tells us that the early settlers 
left the old country because of persecution — political and religious. The pro- 
ceedings ajjalnst the remonstrants were taken in the Courts of Star Chamber 
and High Commission. All the decree books of the first named jurisdiction are 
lost, and many of those of the latter, and so all interested in American ancestry 
have been prevented from using the records of the fines and punishments as a 
means of genealogical Information. This hindrance has now been removed 
by the important discovery that two sets of fines imposed by the Star Cham- 
ber and High Commission exist in the Public Record Office, one scries for 
both Courts appears to be perfect, but some of the other set have been lost. 
As they, in each case, give residence of the delinquent, and in some instances 
name the wife and children, the importance of this find to the descendants of 

♦ Major Jeremiah Fog^ the son of Rev. Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Parsons) Fog^, 
was born in Konsin^ton, N. H., in 1749. He was graduated from Harvard College in 
1768, and was an Acyutant in Col. Poor's regiment in May, 1775, and a Brigade Major 
in 1782. He died 26 May, 1808. 

t William Parker, the son of Hon. William and Elizabeth (Grafton) Parker, was 
born in Portsmouth, N. H., in 1731. He was graduated from Harvard College in 1761, 
and began the practice of law in Exeter in 1765. He was Register of Probate for many 
years, and 1 Jan., 1790, he received the appointment of Juage oT Common Pleas for 
Kockingham Co., which office he held until his resignation in 1807. He married Eliza- 
beth Fogg, a sister of Maj. Jeremiah Fogg, and had six children. He died 5 Jdne, 

312 Notes and Queries. [July, 

early New England settlers cannot be over rated. I intend to at once copy and 
index those fines, as they will form a very asef ul addition to my other lists of 

Notes from English Records. — Fowler v. Vaughan. 8 Dec. 1656, the 
answer of George Vaughan to a bill of complaint of lioger Fowler. '* George 
Yeomans and Edward Teomans are sons of Rachell Yeomaus dec'd and if they 
be living are in parts beyond the seas, and as this deft, beleeveth, know now 
nothing of this bill exhibited in this Coort in their names." Admon of Rachell 
Yeoman was granted to Sussanna Close, by the Court of Probate, the sister and 
next of iLyn in the absence of said George and Edward. Debt due by the deft. 
Edward Yeoman and Rachell his wife father and mother of George and Edward. 
It is reported they are in Jamaica. (Chancery Bills and Answers, before 1714, 
Collins 152.) 

Court Rolls of Warfleld, co Salop. 23 Apl 1657. The jury present the death 
of Roger Crudington seised of a messuage and yard land in Newton, and that 
Ann his wife was living and held a moiety of the premisses for her life. George 
Crudgington, eldest son is abroad. Robert, second son, is admitted. (British 
Museum Ad. MS. 28882.) 

Hanbury V. Ivory. 81 Oct. 1664, orator Peter Hanbury of London, gent., 
son of Edward Hanbury of Eling, co. Middx., gent, deed. At the time of the 
death of Edward Hanbury your orator was in remote parts beyond the seas. 
Viz. in New England, and sometime after returned home. Discovery of a lease. 
Deft. Luke Ivory. Answer sworn 10 Nov. 1664. The deft. Luke Ivory, tal- 
low chandler, says that Edward was his father in law. Compt. is youngest son 
of Edward Hanbury. (Chancery Bills and Answers before 1714, C. 125.) 

Gerald Fotheugill. 

11 Brussda Boad^ New Wandnoorth, London^ Eng. 

Andrews.— The following note shows the participation of minors in the land 
purchases in the Old Colony : 

Under the heading •* Henry Andrews of Taunton," Hon. Josiah H. Drummond 
published an account of the earliest generations of the Andrews family of 
Taunton, Mass., in the Register, vol. 51, page 453, and I published a supple- 
mentary article in the Register, vol.*62, page 16. Concerning the data in these two 
articles, Mr. Drummond and I were in substantial accord except as to the dates 
of birth and death of Henry' Andrews (Henry,* Henry'). We had a long dis- 
cussion on these points, but were unable to come to an agreement. The matter 
is now definitely settled by statements found in an old Bible, the property of 
the Old Colony Historical Society, formerly belonging to Josiah* Andrews (son 
of Henry') who recorded therein the deaths of his parents. This Bible was 
printed in Edinburgh in 1726. On the inside of the front cover is written: 
** Josiah Andrews his Book god give him grace their into Look that when the 
Bel Begin to toal the Lord have Marcy on this Sovl." On the inside of the back 

cover is written : *• this book bot in y« year 1729 price 0-11-0." And on a 

blank page is inscribed the following : 

"ianuary y« 25: 1784-5 henry andrews senyer desest being in y« seuenty 

** forth year of his eage 

** March y« 20 1736 Mary andrews died being in y« seventy"* year of her eage " 

Hence, Henry' Andrews was l>orn in 1661 ; or, more exactly, between Jan. 25, 
1660-1, and Jan. 25, 1661-2. 

The importance of definitely settling this birth-date— the reason for the long 
discussion and extended search among the records by Mr. Drummond and oth- 
ers — lies in the light it sheds on the rules and customs of the early settlers in 
the admission of associates in the land purchases. 

In the list of Taunton South Purchase Proprietors, Nov. 26, 1672, occur the 
names of Henry Andrews and flenry Andrews Junior. The unanimous agreement 
of all the genealogists who have searched over and over again all the known 
records, is that these were Henry* Andrews and his son Henry' Andrews. Not 
the slightest trace of any other possible Henry Andrews has been found. Hence 
in the beginning it was assumed tliat Henry' Andrews, his father being alive, 
was an adult on this last-named date ; but this assumption was soon found to 
be erroneous. Then Mr. Drummond studied the records for the laws on the 
subject, and, as a result, informed me that he could find nothing forbidding the 

1906.] JTotes and Queries. 313 

Admission of a minor, whose father was living, to purchase rights. If Henry 
the father had more than one purchase right, he wrote, there was no reason 
why he shoald not turn over one of these rights to his minor son. 

In this same list there is one other parallel case. Peter* Pitts and his minor 
son Samnel* Pitts were both recorded as purchasers. I have been unable to And 
any record of the birth of Samuel' Pitts and therefore am unable to state beyond 
peradventure that he was a minor on this date. Tet I am quite sure that he was 
bom in the year 1655. 

Rsv. Thomas Cj^ap's Marriages in Taunton, Mass.— Among these is the 
following : 

**Aprill24 1737 Then Married William Cobb & Anne Wlll[wom] together 
both of Taunton." 

In the copy made years ago by Rev. Charles H. Brigham, the woman's name is 
given as Anne WlUls, but It should be Anne Williams, as shown bv Bristol Co., 
Mass., Deeds, xlil : 17, which has: April 13, 1756.— William Cobb of Norton 
and Ann his wife, for £19:19:0, to Richard Williams of Raynhara, all our 
interest In the real estate which Mr. Ebenezer Williams of Taunton dec'd gave 
by his win to one Eb. Williams, a minor, who Is also since dec*d, and In the 
homestead where grantee now dwells, and In all other real estate formerly be- 
longing to the said Ebenezer Williams, the testator, that now or hereafter may 
come to said Ann, as she Is one of the sisters of the said Eb. Williams, minor, 
deceased. A. D. Hodoes, Jr. 

Boston, Mtus. 

Braintrrb Gravestones.— There are several gravestones In the Brain tree 
Cemetery on Elm Street, Braintree, Mass., some rough field stones, others Irreg- 
ular pieces of slate, all rudely inscribed and nearly all of them requiring con- 
siderable excavation to get at the inscriptions. Mr. William S. Pattee, in his 
History of Old Braintree and Qulncy, omits these Inscriptions, which are as 
follows : 

MARY I THAYER | WIFE To | CHRIST THAT' | AGED 45 1761 | (fooUtone) 
MT DYED I MAY U 1761. 

WIL'M THAYER | DYED lAy. 27 | 1756 AGD 19. 

E T 

Here lyes y« bdy oF | DELIVERE[ ] THAYER [ ]Ho [ ]ESE[ ]T lAoRJ 
17 I 1723 AGED 78. 

E T I June 30 1731. 

Sarah Thayer Dyed march 21 | 1736 

E T I dyed MAY 21 | 1720 

AMEy I HADen | AG 4 Mo. 

Esther I HAd | en . W[ ] | of Sam^. HAD | en . died feb. | 14 . 1758 | (foot- 
stone) E H I A 45 

Samuel | Haden | Child died | Api. 13 . 1754 

SeP 25 Ieru[ ] PrAR dle[ ] | 1769 

E H I 1784. 

John Webb | dle^Oct' | 18 . 1749. 

D B I 1716 I AD 

S -f W I a -f- 23 I 1802. 

Sarah Colling | Dyed july | 10 | 1770 | Aged 32. 

noah I Haden. 
Boston, Mass, Edw. H. Whorf. 

Trescott-Rooers.— Samuel Trescott, of Milton, Mass., and Margaret his 
wife, one of the daugliters of Jeremiah Rogers, late of Lancaster, deceased, 
convey to Edward Phelps of Andover, Mass., Interest in the estate of said 
Jeremiah Rogers, in Lancaster, as well by right of said Mary as by purchase 
made by said Trescott of Ablah Warren of Boston, widow, one other daughter 
of said Jeremiah Rogers, May 31, 1710. (Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. xv, p. 261.) 

314 Notes and Queries, [July, 

Ichabod Rogers of Lancaster, cordwainert Jeremiah Rogers of Salem, wheel- 
wright, and Jehosaphat Rogers of Topsfleld, tailor, sons of Jeremiah Rogers 
of Lancaster, also convey their interest in their father's estate to Edward 
Phelps of Andover, May 12, 1710. (Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. xv, pp. 261, 262.) 

Parrisu — Wattell.— John Parrlsh, of Preston, Conn., and William Wattell 
alias Wadell of Lebanon, Conn., appoint our brother John Bruce, of Wobum, 
our attorney to take care of the timber growing upon the land formerly belong- 
ing to our father John Wattell in Chelmsford, Mass., Nov. 24, 1709. (Middle- 
sex Co. Deeds, vol. xv, p. 262.) 

John Parise, of Groton, and Mary daughter of John Wattell, of Chelmsford, 
married at Chelmsford, Dec. 29, 1685. (Kkoistbr. vol. 51, p. 448.) 

John Parish and wife Mary admitted by letter from Ipswich, Nov. 15, 1704. 
(Preston, Conn., Church Records, p. 130.) 

10 Humboldt SU, Cambridge, Mass, Virginia Hall. 

Allyn-Gilbert. — Capt. Thomas Allyn, the second son of Matthew and 
Margaret (Wyatt), was with his father an early settler in Windsor, Conn. He 
married, Oct. 21, 1658, Abigail, the eldest child of the Rev. John Warham of 
Dorchester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn. Their youngest child, Hester or Esther, 
bom Oct., 1679, married Ebenezer Gilbert of Hartford, Conn., son of Jonathan 
(the Colony Marshal and Indian Commissioner) and his second wife Mary 
Welles the neice of Gov. Thomas Welles. Ebenezer was own cousin to Jona- 
than Belcher the Colonial governor of Massachusetts and, later, of New Jersey. 
His father by his will, dated Sept. 10, 1774, among other provisions gave him 
800 acres and upwards of land situated in what is now Berlin, New Britain, and 
possibly Meriden, and gave Hester £100. His estate, inventoried Feb. 12, 1682, 
was, £2484 17 s 09 d. After his mother's death on July 8, 1700, they removed 
to Great Swamp Parish (Kensington— Worthlngtoik— Berlin), where he built, 
before 1717, a brick house on Christian Lane, made from clay taken from his 
own land, not far from old Wethersfleld bounds. The house is standing and 
has always been in the ownership of a Gilbert by direct descent from Ebenezer. 
He died in 1736, leaving an estate inventoried at £ 8824 12 s 8 d. His wife died 
Oct. 4, 1750, leaving an estate inventoried at £326 5s lid. The writer is a 
descendant in the fifth generation. Charles S. Ensign. 

Nevoton, Mass, 

MuNCY.— In a communication to the Register, vol. 50, page 488, it is stated 
that Hannah', daughter of William* Adams of Ipswich, Mass., married Francis 
Mnncy, In 1659, and second, John Kimball ; and the same statement appears in 
the Maine Historical Register, vol. 9, page 360, and In the Essex Antiquarian, 
vol. 2, page 87. 

The facts are that Francis Muncy moved to Brookhaven, Long Island, where he 
had Lot 22 In 1664, and where he died in 1675, administration of his estate being 
granted his widow on 10 Sept. 1675. She married, that same year, John Rams- 
den (see New York Marriages; and Town Records of Brookhaven, L. I., page 
80), which Is also proved by a record In which the two sons [John and Samuel] 
of Francis and Hannah (Adams) Muncy are called *' sons In law" [step sons] 
of John Ramsden of Newtown, and agree to live with him and help him. 

John Muncy, son of Francis and Hannah, married Hannah', daughter of Rev. 
Nathaniel* Brewster, and died 19 Feb. 1690-1. It was probably his widow, 
Hannah, who married John Kimball. William Lincoln Palmer. 

Cambridge, Mass, 

A Symbol op Terminal Contraction.— There has often been observed by 
expert copyists of old manuscripts a flourish or quirk at the end of certain 
words, which has not been reproduced or adequately indicated in transcription. 
It is frequently found; and as common Instances may be given the words 
**8ecr3," •• Resp3," •*Dra3" for Draper, etc. We have in general use today 
the abbreviations •* oz." and '* viz." ; and the character •* 3 " was, according to 
the lexicographers, "anciently used as a sign of terminal contraction." Now 
that attention Is called to this identity of the flourish at the end and the symbol 
** 3 ," it is hoped that Its use in that way may be adopted by copyists and editors 
of early manuscripts. Alfred B. Page. 

1906.] Notes and Queries. 315 

Gary Pedigree.— (See Waters's Gleanings, vol. 2, page 1058.) One of the 
daughters of Richard Gary (the elder) of Bristol, by his second wife Johan, 
was Anne who married Nicholas Balle of Totnes In Devonshire, merchant, and 
by him had several children. The sons all died unmarried, the daughters mar- 
ried and had children. Mr. G. E. Gokayne* of the Heralds GoUege is descended 
from one of the daughters. Another of the daughters married Sir Ralph 
Winwood, Secretary of State. Their mother, Anne Balle, widow, married Sir 
Thomas Bodley, founder of the Bodleian Library. 

Talcott Pedigree.— (See Waters's Gleanings, vol. 2, page 1126.) The wife 
of Thomas Talcott of Horkesley, 1684, was Thomas Ball, not Bull. The Balls 
were located in that neighborhood at the end of the 15th century, and continued 
there, though in humble circumstances, till the beginning of the 19th century. 

21 Wimhorne Gardens, Ealing, London, IF., Eng, H. Houston Ball. 


Information wanted of the ancestry of the following : 

Garpenter. — Galeb Garpenter, born probably in R. I., Nov. 16, 1776; died 
Aug. 13, 1847, in Attica, Ohio; married (1) RhodaDyer, probably in R. I., about 
1795-1800, and (2) Rebecca (Greene) Olds, probably in western N. Y. ; went from 
R. I. to western New York— Geneva, Batavia, or Genesseo ; said to have had a 
brother John, and a sister Sophronia who married a Stephen Andrews. 

Dyer. — Rhoda Dyer, born in R. I., whose father's name was perhaps John ; 
tradition says her father ** was an Indian fighter, was not killed in the massacre 
but singly afterwards." 

Greene.— Rebecca Greene, who married an Olds, and had two children, 
Horace and Arvilla, probably in western New York. 

Olds. — The Olds who married Rebecca Greene. 

Titus.- James Titus, said to have been a Vermonter, who married Phllura, 
daughter of John White of Black Rock, N. Y., soldier in the war of 1812, whose 
wife was Mary Risley or Wrisley. The ancestry of this John White and Mary 
Risley is also wanted. Dr. W. A. Dewey. 

Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Bailey-Emery.— What was the ancestry of Andrew Bailey and Rath* Emery 
who were married, presumably in Boston or Cambridge, Mass., about 1775-6? 
Andrew Bailey (or Bayley) was a corporal in Capt. Scott's Co. of Col. Sargent's 
Regt. in the Revolution, said to have been of Peterborough, N. H. (See Mass. 
Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution.) Cora Easton. 

Tecumseh, Neb, 

Cook — In the Middletown, Conn., Town Vital Records, vol. 2, page 244, are 
the following entries : 

Elizabeth, daughter to Jacob Cook & Marcy his wife, bom Nov. 11, 1743. 

Mary, daughter to same two, born Nov. 15, 1745. 

Josiah, son to same two, born Nov. 15, 1747. 

Rebeckah, daughter to same two, born Sept. 26, 1749. 

Elisha, son to same two, born Aug. 1, 1761. 

The third child mentioned above, Josiah, born Nov. 15, 1747, was ray great- 
grandfather, a record of whose family appears in the Strong Genealogy, vol. 2, 
page 1378, where the date of his birth is given as Nov. 26, 1746. I am unable 
to trace Jacob Cook or his wife Marcy, above named, and any assibtance in 
this direction will be greatly appreciated. Frank Gaylord Cook. 

10 Tremont St., Boston, Mass. 

Taylor. — Parentage and ancestry wanted of Rowland Taylor who was bom 
in Yarmouth, Mass., about 1720 or *21, went to Providence, R. I., where he 
married. Mar. 14, 1744-5, Sarah, daughter of Benjamin and Bethiah (Carey) 
Gorham, and removed to Barnstable, Mass., where all his children were bom. 
In the fall of 1755, his widow, with five children, settled in Providence, where 
she married William Whipple in 1768, dying in 1810. F. C. Clark, M.D. 

161 Benefit St.^ Providence, B. I. 

* Mr. Cokayne is a Corresponding Member of this Society. 

316 Notes and Queries. [July> 

MuNSET.— The parentage and English ancestry is wanted of William Mnnsey, 
who first appears in Kittery, Me., in 1686, and then in Dover, N. H., from 1695 
until his death In 1698, when his body was found, June 10th, in the Pisca- 
taqna river on the Maine side, the records saying that he was *' By mischance 
or accidentally drowned " ; also, of Francis Munsey, who was at Ipswich, Mass., 
as early as 1657, and then at Long Island, N. Y., from 1665 antil his death in 
1675, his widow, Hannah, daughter of William Adams of Ipswich, marrying 
John Ramsden of Newtown, Long Island, the year her husband died. 

Cambridge, Mass. Wiluam Lincoln Palmer. 

Watson.— Joel Watson, of Nantucket, Mass., married there. In 1794, Eliza- 
beth Slcinner. He is said to have been born in Khode Island. Can anybody 
give his parentage and ancestry? W. W. 

Boston J Mass. 

Newton.— John* Newton (John,* Rev. Roger*), bom 1697, of Milford, Conn., 
married Martha, daughter of Samuel and Rachel (Lambert) Smith. She is said 
to have been his only wife, but there is evidence to the contrary. Of his six 
children, Elizabeth, Sibyl, and John, all baptized June 4, 1738, are presumed to 

have been by a first wife Elizabeth ; the other three, Rachel, Susanna, 

and Martha, are known to have been by his wife Martha (Smith). 

A gravestone in the Milford cemetery bears the inscription : *' Mrs. Elizal>eth 
Newton, wife to Mr. John Newton, Died July the 5 1734, In the 31«* Year of Her 
Age " ; and another is : ** M" Marth* Newton, wife to M' John Newton, who died 
July y« W^ AD 1760 in y« 87"» year of her age." 

Can anybody give any information concerning Elizabeth, wife of John Newton? 
90 Hoxce St., New Haven, Conn. J. T. Newton. 

Willis-Bromley.— What was the parentage and ancestry of William Willis, 
born about 1725, possibly in Berkshire Co., Mass., and of his wife Bathsheba 
Bromley? Mbs. H. H. Cuminos. 

Tidiottte, Penn. 

Historical Intelligence. 
English Research.— The Committee on English Research, of the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society, begs to call attention to the dci^irability 
of reviviufj: investigation concerning the English ancestry of the pioneers of 
New England. From 1883 to 1899, former Committees secured funds by which 
valuable researches among the wills of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in 
London were carried on by Henry F. Waters, Esq., the results of which were 
published in tlie Register, giving clues which lead to determining the ancestry 
of many of the early settlers of New England ; but since Mr. Waters's work 
was relinquished, comparatively little has been accomplished by the Society in 
that direction. 

The Conmiittee now solicits funds for continuing research in England, on 
the ancestry of tlie early New England colonists, the results to appear In the 
Register, and It would be glad to receive suggestions and information on this 

Clues, not generally known, as to the origin of several early emigrants, have 
come into tho Committee's hands, and the Secretary of the Committee will be 
glad to give information to anyone who may desire to make investigations. 
C'nARLES Sherburne Pknhallow, Chairman, \ 
Francis Apthorp Foster, ) r<^^r«u*«^ rv« 

JKROME Carter Hosmer, En^^S^liese^ch 

William Eben Stone, I Jiugiisu liesearcn. 

Joseph Gardner Bartlett, Secretary, I 

Kalender of Wills at Cambridge.— The Cambridge Antiquarian Society, 
of Cambridge, England, will shortly publish a " Kalendar of Wills Proved in 
the Vice Chancellor's Court at Cambridge, from 1501-1757." These wills were 
until 1858 preserved at Cambridge, and in that year were removed to Peterboro* 
on the formation of the district probate offices. Here they remain. The object 

1906.] Book Notices. 317 

of the Society in andertaking tliis work is to render accessible the names of 
the testators of such wills. Orders for this valuable book should be addressed 
to the Society, 10 Trinity Street, Cambridge. 

Hopkins Genealoot.— It will be deeply regretted that the material of the 
Hopkins Genealogy was destroyed by fire in the late calamity at San Francisco. 
The following letter has been received from the compiler :— 

** A large part of the Hopkins Genealogy which I was preparing was in press 
and would soon have been published. Our fire has totally destroyed the labor 
of years, and it is with regret that I announce that I shall not ag£dn attempt to 
take up Its compilation. 

I trust, however, that some one else may undertake the work, and such as- 
sistance as I may be able to furnish from memory is always at command. In 
order that such compilers may not be deterred from taking up the work, by the 
belief that I still have it in hand, I should appreciate the favor of a notice in 
the Rrgistbr to the effect that I have discontinued its compilation. 

1860 Webster St., San Francisco, CaL Timothy Hopkins." 


[The editor rec^uests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information 
of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent 
by mail.] 

A Branch of the Caldwell Family Tree, Being a record of Thompson Baxter 
Caldwell and his wife^ Mary Ann (Ames) Caldwell, of West Bridgewater, Mas- 
sachusetts^ their ancestors and descendants. By Charles T. Caldwell, M.D. 
The Olympia, Washington, D. C. 1906. 4to. pp. 18. 

The line of Caldwells here given is traced to Robert Caldwell, of Warwick- 
shire, Eng., who in 1658 is found on records at Providence, R. I. A " Numeri- 
cal Chart— Complete Back to 1700" occupies six pages, and is followed, as a 
kind of appendix, by notes on the Leonard and Harvey families, Robert Cush- 
man, John Alden, and others. 

2746 Vary Family in England, By Henry Grosvenor Cary, Boston. Pub- 
lished by Rev. Seth Cooley Cary, Dorchester Centre, Boston. 1906. 4to. pp. 
105. III. 

The English family of Cary is in this volume traced to Adam de Karl, lord 
of Castle Kari in IIDS. Besides the main line, itself displaying chiefly the 
names of knights, three branches of Cary nobles are included in the genealogy, 
those of Baron Ilunsdon, the Earl of Monmouth, and Viscount Falkland, and 
in addition to these, the Clovelly, Cockingtou and Torre Abbe, and Somer- 
setshire lines of Carys. The history of these families is presented in an inter- 
esting manner, and the author says that it is " an absolute certainty that they 
were our ancestors." The volume is a line one in appearance, with clear print, 
wide margins, attractive Illustrations, and good binding. There is no index. 

The Chamberlain Association of America, Beport of Annual Meetings, held in 
Boston, Mass., Aug, 19, 1904, and Sept, IS, 1905. Portland : Smith & Sale, 
Printers. 1005. 8vo. pp. 96. Price 50 cts. Address Sophia A. Caswell, 27 
River St., Cambridge, Mass. 

liatlicr more than half of this publication is occupied by " Personal Records," 
and the criticism which Gen. Chamberlain offered on the sketch of himself as 
originally prepared, as to its regrettable ♦♦ breadth of statement and Its length," 
is not inapplicable to some of the other sketches in the collection. 

TJie Bristol Branch of the Finney Family. By Franklin C. Clark, M.D. 
Boston : New-Eng. Hist. Gen. Soc. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 13. 
Tills is a reprint from the Register for January and April, 1906. 

• All of the unsigned reviews are written by Mr. Frederick Willabd Parke of Boston. 

318 Booh Notices. [July, 

The Descendants of Adam Mott of Hempstead, Long Island^ y. T. A Genealogi- 
cal Study, Revised edition. By Edw. Doubleday Harris. The New Era 
Printiug Co., Lancaster, Pa. 1906. 8vo. pp. 8. 
In this new edition certain errors in the first edition have been corrected, and 

since the issue of the first, other lines of descent have been discovered, and 

questions then unresolved have been answered. 

Ancestry and Descendants of Lieutendent Jonathan and Tamesin (Barker) Xorris^ 
of Maine, By their Great-grandson, Henry McCoy Norris, of Cincinnati, 
Ohio. The Grafton Press: Genealogical Publishers. New York. 1906. 
Large 8vo. pp. 60. Portrait. 

Besides the above description, the title*page says : " In which are given the 
names, and more or less complete records, from 1550 to 1905, of about twelve 
hundred persons, among whom are sixty-nine of their ancestors, nine of their 
children, forty-eight of their grandchildren, one hundred and nine of their great- 
grandchildren, and one hundred and fifteen of their great-great-grandchildren." 
An unusual use of numbers is made in this work, to which allusion is thus made 
in the publishers* note : *' The numbers in the index of this genealogy refer to 
sections in which the names indexed are treated . . . The pages of the book 
are not numbered, the numerals at the top of each page simply indicating the 
sections found on that page." This system was devised by the author. The 
volume is a fine example of the work of the Grafton Press. 

Ancestry of John Prescott^ Condensed, {From Boston Evening Transcript, Aug, 
14y 1995.) [By Myra Larkin WinxE.] n. p. ; n. d. Large 8vo. pp. 6. 
The John Prescott to whom these pages refer is the *' founder of Lancaster, 


Fourteenth Annual Beunion of the Reynolds Family Association held at Mohican 
Hotel, New London, Conn,, Thursday, Aug. J 7th, 1905, Middletown, Conn. : 
Pelton & King, Printers and Bookbinders. 1906. 8vo. pp. 48. 

Bichardson-De Priest Family. By the Rev. Robt. Douglas Roller, D.D. 

Charleston, W. Va. n. d. 8vo. pp. 50. 

This genealogy is a record of descendants of John Richardson whose father, 
coming from England, "settled in Virginia," and whose wife, Martha De 
Priest, inherited tlie estate " Westonville," in Hanover county, Virginia. 

Bichard Scott and his Wife Catharine Marbury, and some of their Descendants. 
By Stephen F. Peckham. Boston : Press of David Clapp & Son. 1906. 
Large 8vo. pp. 10. Facsimile. 
This is a reprint from the Register for April, 1906. 

The Swift Family in Philadelphia. By Thomas Willing Balch, Member of 
the Council of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. From the Pennsyl- 
vania Magazine of History and Biography, April, 1906. Phlla., 1906. Large 
8vo. pp. '62, Portrait. 

A large portion of this pamphlet consists of letters of John Swift who in 
1762 was appointed by the Crown Collector of the Port of Philadelphia ; they 
relate to his clibrts to foil the illegal attempts of smugglers. It was this John 
Swift who originated the dancing parties which have been continued to the 
present day and are known as ** The Philadelphia Assemblies." An interesting 
account of these " Assemblies" is included in this sketch of family history. 

Wardioell. A brief Sketch of the Antecedents of Solomon Wardwell, with the De- 
scendants of his two Sons, Ezra and Amos, who died in Sullivan, N, H, By 
Elizabeth Wardwell Stay. Greenfield, Mass. : Press of E. A. Hall & 
Co. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 22. Price $1.00. 

The first section of this genealogy consists of records of the Revolutionary 
services of the four sons of Thomas Wardwell, who was of the fourth genera- 
tion from the Thomas Wardwell to whom, as the first of the name in America, 
the family is traced, and a portion of whose descendants is recorded in the 
second section. 


Book ITotices. 319 

Welch Genealogy, n. p. ; n. d. 12mo. pp. 69-f-4' 

The Welch line here given is traced to John Welch, of Boston. The last 
twenty-eight pages of the genealogy contain the records of the Staclcpole family 
which is descended from James Stackpole, of Dover, N. H. Following the 
genealogy are two articles by way of appendix, **Kirk Boott and his Experi- 
ence in the British Army," and " Recollections of the old * Stackpole House.* " 

Francis West of Duxhury, Mass., and Some of his Descendants, By Edward E. 
Cornwall, M.D. Boston : New-Eng. Hist. Gen. Society. 1906. Large 8vo. 
pp. 14. 
This is a reprint from the Register for April, 1906, with additions. 

Historical and Biographical Sketch. One Branch of the Williamson Family^ • 
from 1745 to 1906. Prepared and published by Rev. Robert Duncan Wil- 
liamson, 1622 Seventh Avenue, Troy, N. Y. [1906.] 8vo. pp. 71. Portrait. 
The branch of the Williamsons here recorded consists of the ancestors and 
descendants of David Williamson, born In 1786 and reared In York County, Pa. 
The contents of this sketch are largely biographical and of a specially per- 
sonal nature. The book Is excellently printed, but there Is no Index. 

Ancestry of Bridget Yonge^ Daughter of William Tonge of Caynton, Co. Salop , 
Esq., and Wife of George Willys of Fenny Compton, Co. Warwick^ Esq., Gov- 
ernor of the Colony of Connecticut in 1642. n. d. ; n. p. 8vo. pp. 25. 
The first eight pages of this pamphlet are reprinted from the Register for 
April, 1899. The remainder is prefaced by a jiote saying that It comprises 
** more facts relating to Bridget Yonge's connection with the Combe family of 
Stratford on Avon, and additional Information concerning the Yonges of Ken- 
ton, Co. Salop." 

Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, to the end of the Tear 1849. Volume I. 
—Births. Published by the Topsfleld Historical Society, Topsfleld, Mass. 
1906. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 400. 

Systematic Histo^^y Fund. Vital Records of Grafton, Massachusetts, to the end of 
the Year 1849. Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee 
of the Fund. 190G. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 377. 

Systematic History Fund. Vital Records of Phillipston, Massachusetts, to the end 
of the year 1849. Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee 
of the Fund. 1906. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 121. 

Vital Records of Sturhridge, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. Published by the 
New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1906. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 893. 

Genealogy in the Library. By Otis G. Hammond, of the New Hampshire State 
Library. Manchester, N. H. : John B. Clark Co. 1906. 12rao. pp. 18. 
These lively and humorous pages abound in sensible remarks on the manner 
In which the librarian should deal with the genealogist, as also on the character- 
istics of patriotic societies, and will be appreciated by those who are brought 
Into contact with such as the woman he mentions who remarked that " she should 
not feci a bit proud even if she found out that she was descended from Queen 

Rev, Asa McFarland, D.D., Third Pastor of the First Congregational Church, 
Concord, New- Hampshire. 1798-1824. A Sketch by Henry McFarland, (his 
Grandson,) read by Annie A. McFarland, (his Granddaughter,) at the 175th 
Anniversary of that Church, Nov. 19, 1905. [Concord.] n. d. Large 8vo. 
pp. 13. 111. 

Tlie story of Dr. MpFarland's pastorate of twenty-seven years Is here pleas- 
antly told, and leaves the Impression of a life marked by goodness, tolerance, 
and diligence. 

320 Booh Notices. [J^y> 

American Antiquarian Society, 8ali$bury Memorial. A Tribute from Yucatan, 
Worcester, Mass. : The Dayls Press, Printers. 1906. 8vo. pp. 22. Por- 

Mr. Stephen Sallsbnry was for eighteen years President of the American Anti- 
quarian Society. His interest in Central America, made prominent by his visits 
to Yucatan, is recalled in the ** Tribute" by Senor Olegario Molina and others. 

Life of Rev, Jeremiah Shepard, Third Minister of Lynn, 1 680-17 20, By John 
J. Mamoan, A.m., M.D. Privately printed. Lynn, Mass., U. S. A. 1905. 
Large 8vo. pp. 61 . 

This biography was written to correct the misrepresentations of its subject 
in Newhairs •• Lin, or Jewels of the Third Plantation," which is largely fiction 
but 80 interspersed with fact that the reader is unable to distinguish between 
the two. A worthy task has been performed in setting right so admirable a 
character as that of Mr. Sbepard, who was an associate of the Mathers, the 
Sewalls and the Saltonstalls, and who was distinguished for his patriotism. His 
eminence as a preacher Is evident from the fact that he was invited to deliver 
the annual election sermon. May 25, 1715. A list of his works follows the 

Memoir of Benjamin Barstow Torrey. By William Carver Bates. Boston : 
New-Eng. Hist. Gen. Soc. 1906. Larg