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Volume LXVII 






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ADADOURIAN, Hev. ffaig Thia booklet, 
with the ezoeption of the last foar 
■ketehet, oontMos brief deteiipUone of a 
onmber of the retidentt of New Salem, 
MaM. notioed 886 

ADAMS, Arthur and 8. A. Rinley A genealogy 
of the Lake family of Great £fg Harbor, 
N. J. noHeed 04 
Jeremy, deposition eoneeming, 1720 80 
WUliam Frederick Everett Hosmer Barnev, 
his family connections, a record of his 
life work—Geofge Morray Barney nth 
tieed 302 

Alabama, register, ofBcial and statistical, 1011, 
by T. If. Owen noticed 06 

ALBREE, John Report of the Committee on 
Finanoe xix 

ALEXAmVER, Frtdoriek Warren Stratford 
Hall and the Lees oonneoted with the his- 
torr, biographical, ffenealogloal, and his* 

ALLEN, Oordn^ Wdd A naval history of 
the American Rerolntion, vols. 1 and 2 
noHced 8M 
Richard, will 1718 362 


ALLEN genealogy, descendants of Samuel of 
H. T., in preparation 801 
descendants of William of Salisbory, Mass., 
in preparation 801 

Amcriesn Antlqnartan Society, celebration of 
lOOCh anniversary, address, by C. Q. W ash- 
bam noHced in 
prooeedings, 1012 notioed 07 

American Clan Gregor Society, yearbook, pro- 
ceedings, 1000 and 1010 notioed 101 

Asserican colonies, smaggling at the outbreak 
of the Revolution with refsrenoe to the 
West Indies trade, by W. S. McClellan 
noticed 101 

American Historical Association, report 1010 
noticod 103 

American Irish Historical Society. Journal, 
vol. 10, bv P. F. McGowan nciieed 07 
journal, vol. 11, by E. H. Daly notioed 07 

Asserican Revolution. Battle of April 10. 1776 
in L.exington, Concord, Lincoln, Arling* 
ton, Cambridge, SomerviUe, and Charles- 
town, history, with American muster 
rolls, by F. W. Cobum noticed 102 

Continental Congress. Journals, 1774-1780, 
edited from orTglaal records in the Li- 
brary of Congress, by G. Hunt. vol. 10, 
1781, January 1- April 23 noMceif 102 

Continental Congress, journals, 1774-1780, 
edited from original records in the Li- 
brary of Congress, by G. Hunt, vol. 20, 
1781, April M^nly 22 noMced 102 

American Revolution cont'd 

Continental Congress, Journals, 1774-1780, 
edited from original records in the Li- 
brary of Congress, by G. Hunt, vol. 21, 
1781, July 23-December 31 noticed 304 

history, by G. O. Trevelyan noticed 304 

history, George III and Charles Fox, by 
G. O. Trevelyan noticed 304 

naval history, vols. 1 and 2, by G. W. Allen 
noticed 304 

AND REWS, Beeeie Ayare Benjamin A . Ayars, 
his ancestry anddescendants noticed 02 
fremk De Wette Tombstone inscriptions in 
the old burying ground at Harwinton. 
Conn., with historical sketch noticed 
The Yineland pioneers noticed 306 

ARBDCKLB genealogy, family of Ya., in The 
McCues of the Old Dominion, by J. N. 
McCue noticed 384 

AUSTEN and variants 
Henry, will 1672 34 
Walter, wUl 1601 36 

ASTKN, Richard, wlU 1623 346 

AwsTYNB, William, will 1667 344 

AUSTEN baptisms, marriages, and burials 
fh>m parish registers of Biddenden, Bug. 
baptisms, marriages, and burials fVom parish 

registers of Tenterden. Bug. 162 
genealogical record of family of Stephen 166 

AUSTIN baptisms, marriages, and burials 
from parish registers of Titchileld, Bug. 

AVERT, Catherine Hitchcock, memoir noticed 
06; notice xlviii 
Elroy McKendree John Huroft>ey, Massa- 
chusetts magistrate. Did he marry the 
dauffhter of the third Earl of Lincoln ? 
noticed 06 
Elrou McKendree and Caiherine Hitchcock 
The Groton Avery Clan, vols. 1 and 2 no* 
ticed 302 

AVERT genealogv, descendants of Christo- 
pher, by B. McK. and C. U. Avery no- 
tioed 302 

Awstyne, see Austen 

ATARS genealogy, ancestry and descendants 
of Benjamin A., by B. A. Andrews no 
ticed 02 

ATERS genealogical Items 88 

BAILET, Mitrietta Peirce Solomon Pelroe 
family genealogy containing a record of 
his descendants, also an appendix con* 
taining the ancestry of Solomon Pelroe 
and his wife Amity Fessenden noticed 

Index of Subjects 

BAKRR. Edward Wild Raftag George Fred- 
erick Candage 3 

Barbados, W. I., genealogical notes 3W 

BAKNKT genealogy, descendants of Jacob of 
Salem, Mass., by W. F. Adams noticed 

BARRETT. Franklin Ripley, notice xlix 

BARRKTT genealogy, descendMnti* of William, 
Thomas, and Humphrey, by O. C. Mar- 
tin noticed 92 

BARTLKTT, JoMcph Gardner John Pierce of 
London and the merchant adventurers 

^A&KE,Vi\\l,U Patrick Hamnton Genealogy 
of the Bufkerville family and nome allied 
families including the English descent 
ft-um 1266 noticed 180 

BASKERVILLE genealogy, by P. H. Basker- 
vill noticed IbO 

BAS80CK baptisms, marriagen, and burials 
fh>ro parish registers of Staplehurst, Eng. 
genealogical record of family of Ralph 168 

BASSOCKE, William, will 15V7 166 

BATES, Hon. Theodore Cornelius, notice Ut 

BATES Bulletin, vol. 1, no. 1 noticed 190; 
vol. l,no. 2 noticed 383; vols. 1-A, index 
noticed .3b3 

BAXTER, Hon, Jamet Phinnetf Address be- 
fore N. B. Hist. Gen. dociety 1913 ix 

Bay State Historical league, publication 6, 
proceedings, 1906-1912 noticed 886 

BEACH, Ifary EUa The descendants of 

Thomas Beach of Miif>rd, Conn, rn^iced 

BEACH ffenealogy, descendants of Thomas of 

Milfurd, Conn., by M. E. Beach noticed 

BEALL genealogy, ancestry and descendants 

of GuMtavus aud Tliomas Hengh BeaU, 

by J. H. Shinn noticed 38.^ 

Belchertown, Mass., celebration of 150th anni- 
versary, proceedings, by P. W. Lyman 
noticed W\ 

Bennington, Vt., battle 1:77, history, 2d edition, 
by F. W. Coburn noticed 96 

BESBEECH and varianU 
John, will 1610 8.3 

BsrrBBECii, Dorothy, will 1620 33 

BESBEECH iNibtlsms, marriages, and burials 
flrom English parish regidters 34 

BETER, Marjf Queal Genealogical hii^tory of 
the French and allied families noticed 

BINNEY, Amos, notice Hil 

BIRCKHEAD. Mr§. Sarah K. Bulletin of the 
Newport Historical Society, no. 6. Gov. 
William Coddington, paper read before 
the Society Nov. 18, 1912 noticed 194 

BLAKE. Martin J. William de Burgh, pro- 
genitor of the Burkes in Ireland nottced 

BLATCHVORD, Eliphalet ffickee Blatchford 
Memorial 2, a genealogical record of the 
family of Rev. Samuel Blatchford. D.D., 
with some mention of allied families, 
also autobiographical sketch of Rev. Dr. 
Blatchford noticed 92 

BLATCHFORD genealogy, descendants of 
Rev. Samuel, by E. W. Blatchford no* 
ticed 92 

BOGART, Emegi Ludlow University of Illi- 
noia bulletin, vol. 9, no. 21. University 
of Illinois studies in the social seiences, 
ToL 1, DOS. 1 and 2 noUeed 96 

BOLTON, Charles Knowles Ancestry of Mar- 
caret Wyatt, wife of Matthew Allyjn of 
Braunton in Devon, Eng. and later of 
Winder, Conn, noticed 192 
Christ church. Salem street, Boston, Mast. 

noticed 193 
Report of the Treasurer xxxvii 
Ethti Stanw^Hkl Report of the Committee 
on Papers and Essays xxi 

BOND genealogy, descendants of Joseph and 
John, by S. B. Garrett noticed 302 

Boston, Mass., Christ church, Salem street, 
history, by C. K. Bolton noticed 193 

Bowdoin College, catalogue 1794-1912 noticed 

class of 1862, 60th anniversary, biographical 
sketches noticed 192 

obituary record of gradnates, 1910-1911 no- 
ticed .304 

BO WEN, Ruby Violet and Agnes, ancestry of 
noticed 302 

BOWMAN, Charlee Wesley Bowman gene- 
alogy i fragmentarv annals of a branch 
of the Bowman family to which Is ap- 
pended data relating to other Bowmans 
aud the Spencers noticed Sctif 

BOWMAN genealogy, descendants of Edward 
of Amherst Co., Va., by C W. Bowman 
noUced 383 

Brenton, William, record of family 161 

Bridgetown , Barbados, W. I., epitaphs 870 

Bridgewater, Mass., settlers, notice 382 

BRIGHAM, Willard Irving Tyler William 
Tyler genealogy, descendants of William 
Tyler of Salem, N. J., 1625-1701 noticed 

Brookline, Mass., "Green Hill," history, by 
J. Goddard noticed 806 

Brookline Historical Society, proceedings, 1912 
noticed 97; 1913 noticed 886 

BROWN genealogy, descendants of Capt. Ed- 
ward of Newbury, Mass., by W. F. Tenney 
noticed 383 

Buffalo, N. Y., First Presbyterian church, 
manual with historical sketch and ac- 
count of centennial celebration Feb. 1912 
noticed 193 

BULY, George, will 1719 362 

Bunker Hill Monument Association, proceed- 
ings, 1912 noticed 97 

BURGES, Col. Elizeus, memoir, by A. Mat- 
Uiews noticed 808 

BURKE, Arthur Meredyth Indexes to the 
ancient testamentary records of Wett- 
minster noticed 806 

BURKE genealogy, descendants of William de 
Burgh, by M. J. Blake noticed 93 

Cambridge Historical Society, publleatlont 6, 
proceedings 1911 noticed 306 

CANDAGE, Rufbs George Frederick, notice 
with autograph and portrait 8 

CARTER, Capt. Robert Ooldthwaite Record 
of the military service of Col. Benjamin 
Goldthwalte, a Provincial soldier no- 
ticed .385 
Record of the military service of Capt. Jo- 
seph Goldthwait at the siege of iiouis- 
burg, 1746 noticed 385 

CARTER genealogy, desoendants of Capt. 
Thomas of V^., by J. L. Miller noticed 

CARVER, Catherine, note 882 

Index of Subjects 

CHAFPIN, waUamLadd History of Robert 
Challln and hiii descendants and of the 
othf r ChaAns in Aroeriea noticed W2 

CHAFF IN it^enealoffv, descendants of Robert, 
by W. L. Chaffln noticed iM2 

CHALLONER, John, wiU 1087 302 
Richard, will IMi 302 

CBAMBE.HLAIS, George Walter Report of 
the Committee on Increase of Member* 
ship xxiv 

CHAMPION note 381 

CHANDf^iilR, Charles Henry, notice Ir 

CHANDLER genealogy, ancestry of John and 
Oforge of Oare, Eng. and Pa., by T. A. 
Glenn noticed 190 

Chatham, Mass., celebration of 200tli annivor- 

sarv, addretifl, by J. W. Uaweo, in No. 

78 Library of Cape Cod history and gen> 

eaJugy noticed 193 

history, part two, by W. C. Smith noticed 

CHURCH, John Adamt Descendants of Rich- 
ard Church of Plymouth, Ma^s. noticed 

Jfrs. Mary Wood and V. 8. Pease Descend- 
ants of Levi Wood, 17&&-lb:i3 and some 
allied families noticed Hbi 

CHURCH genealogy, descendants of Richard 
of Plymouth, Mass., by J. A. Church no- 
ticed 3t»3 

CfTil War, fee United SUtes CWil war 

CLAGHORN. William Orumhy The Barony 
of Cieghorne, 1203, Lancashire, Scot., to 
the family of Claghorn, 1912, U. S. A. 
noticed 190 

CLAGtiORN genealogy, by W. C. Claghorn 
noticed 190 

CLARKE, Dr. Augustus Peck, notice Wi 

Jdtnee Freeman William Hull and the sur* 
render uf l>etroit noticed 192 

CiX>PrER genealogy, descendants of Corne- 
lius Jansen, by J. K. Witcraft noticed 93 

COBURN, Frank Warren The battle of April 
19, 1775, In L.exlngton, Concord, Lluculn, 
Arlington, Cambridge, Somervilie, aud 
Cttarieittown noticed 192 
Hlvtory of the Battle of Bennington, Vt., 
2d edition noticed 90 

COBORN, 5004 i^o^er and G, A, Gordon Gen- 
ealogy of the descendants of Edward 
Colburn-Cobum noticed 383 

COKAYNE, George Edward, notice xIvU 

COLBURN-COBURN genealogy, descendants 
of Mward, by Gordon aud Coburn no- 
tieed 3e3 

Colchenter County. N. S., history, by A. W. H. 
Katou noticed 301 

The Colonial, vol. 1, no. 2 noticed 380 

COMBS genealogy, descendants of Andrew, 
iu preparation iHA 

Connecticut, history, legi illative, and souvenir 
with portraits and sketchen of 8t:ite offi- 
cers, Mrnators, representatives, etc., vol. 
8. 1911-1912 noticed 96 

Connecticut Historical Society, library, list of 
genealogies, corrected to Aug. 31, 1911 
noticed 97 

Connecticut Vallev Historical Society, papers 
aud proceedings, vol. 4 noticed 3M 

COOLIDGE, Henry D. and J. W. Kimball 
Manual for the use of the General Court, 
1913 noticed 80« 

COOPER genealogy, descendants of John of 
Cambridge, fifass., in preparation 92 

CORDIS, Mrs. Adelaide Elizabeth, note Hx 

COREY, Deloraine Pendre, memoir, by C. E. 
Mann noticed 303 
The Waite family of Maiden, Mass. noticed 

CRAPO, Henry Howland Certain comeovcr- 
era, vols. 1 and 2 noticed 93 
William Wallace, ancestry, vols. 1 and 2, by 
H. H. Crapo noticed 93 

CRAWFORD, Gen. William The Crawford 
family of Oakham, Masts, noticed 302 

CRAWFORD genealogy, deMcendants of Aa- 
ron, by W. Crawford noticed 302 

CUNNINGHAM genealogy, family of Va., in 
The McCues of the OKI Dominion, by J. 
N. McCuv noticed Z»i 

CURRIEK, EduHn M. Address or historical 
sketcti, delivered at a Currier family re- 
union, Toledo. Ohio, Oct. 31, luio noticed 

CURRIER genealogy, by E. M. Currier tio- 
ticed 190 

CURTIS genealogy, anceHtry and descendants 
of William of Marcellus, N. Y., by L. E. 
Steele noticed 3u^ 

CUTTER. WUlitm Richard Memoirs xlv 
Report of the Historian xlli 

DALY, Edward Hamilton Journal of the 
American iri^h Uiiftorlcal Society, vol. 
11 noticed 97 

DANA, J7on. Charles S. Rufhs Putnam, an 
address delivered at 10th annual meet- 
ing of the Riifus Putnam Memorial As- 
sociation, 1910 noticed 95 

DAVIS, Andrew McFarland Thomas Went- 
worth Higgin^on 1V2 

DEAN, WiillHm. notice xlv 

De Blois genealogy, dei«cendants of Louis 0; 
additions lft(> ; by A. W. il. Eaton no- 
ticed liK) 

Delaware State Society of the Cincinnati, un- 
veiling and presentation of th» monu- 
ment erected on '* Dover Green •* noticed 

DERMEU, Richard, will 1601 330 

Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration 
of independence, year-book, \\iVZ noticed 

DEVEREUX genealogy, descendants of John, 
in preparation 9*^ 

DEXTKK, Franklin BowdUch Biographical 
notices of graduates of Yule Coilegu no- 
ticed 3»5 
BiOKrapliioal sketches of the graduates of 
Yule College with annals of the College 
history, vol. 0, Sept. 1»05-Sept. 1816 no- 
ticed 95 

Dighton. Mass., bicentennial celebration, 1912 
noticed 90 

DOANE meeting of family, 1912, proceedings 
noticed 190 

DOOLITFLE, James Rood, memoir, by D. 
Mo wry noticed 95 

DRYDEN, John FalrBeld, memoir no/iced 192 

DUMARESQ, Edward, will 1701 ;jfi.J 

DUMONT, McPIke, and Denton g<«npaloirle8, 
in Romance of Genealogy, pt. 2, by E. F. 
McPike noticed 93 

DUNTON, John, letters from New England 
by C. M. Greenough, reprint noticed 

DUSTON, Mary, notice 11 

Index of Subjects 

DUSTON genealogy, in Address or historical 
sketoU, delivered at a Carrier familv re- 
uuion, IVIO, by E. M. Carrier noticed 190 

DWELLKY, Hod. JededUh, notiee Ixi 

D YEH genealogy, ancestry of William noticed 

EASTMAN, SqphU B. In old Sooth Uadley 
noticed V7 

EATON, Rev, Dr. Arthur Wentworth ffamil. 
ton Eminent Nova Soutians of New 
England Uirth 287 

Ola busiou tauiilietf, number one, the De 
Blois lauiily 6; noticed ItfO 

Old Boston tiomlies, number two, the fam- 
ily of Capt. J ulin GernsU 106 

Tlie tfettliug uf ColcUe«ler County, Nova 
Sootia, by New England i*uritaus and 
lll«ter 6ootamen nonced ;tOi 

EOENDEN and varianU 

EOTHDIU;, John, will 1688 3tt 

lUDKMDKM, Agues, administration of estate 
I6tf7 'M 
ChrisUan, will 1M« 3l» 
Edmund, adminitfiration of estate 1697 38 
Edmuud, will iOUO 69 
James, lidmiuisiration of estate 1697 37 
James, will 16il7 '67 
Joan, admiui»u-ation of estate 1696 37 
John, notice i3 
WUlum, wUi i6e2 37 

EUEMDEN baptisms, marriages, and burials 
from Eiigltsli pariaU registers 39 
genealogical notice, desceuilanui of Stephen 
oi Craubroolc, Eng. 11 

EDWAHDS, ralsgrave, notice 297 

Elmira, N. Y., military prison, history, by C. 
W. Holmes ftoticod 193 

KMERSOM genealogy, descendants of Michael, 
Eob«ri, and Tuomas, by C. 11. l:*ope no* 
Itced iikKi 

England, genealogical research in 33 161 2i8 

ENO, Joel Nelson Connecticut cemetery in- 
»cnpUou« 64 29U 376 

ENSIUN , Charlee Sidney Keport of the Com- 
mitlee on Epiiapha xxili 

Exeter, N. U., history of the town in 1830, by 
W.ii. I'erry 9io«ced 366 

F ABN AM ,.Aenry Wdlcott Biographical rec- 
ord of the Class of 1874 in x ale College, 
4th part, 1874-1909 ttoticed 96 

FERGUS}ON, Dr, Arthur Bixby Genealogy 
of the descendants of John Ferguson no- 
ticed 93 

FEBGUaON genealogy, descendants of John, 
by A. B. Fergunon noticed 93 

FEBBY*Fttrre-Fer6t Family Historical Asso- 
ciation of America, note ^Z 

FISKEt John, memoir, by W. B. Thayer no* 
ticed IW 

FLOYD, David, memoir with antograph and 
portrait 195 
Beport of the Committee on Collection of 
Becords xxlii 
if. J- Bioffrapliiciil genealogies of the Yir- 
ginia-Keutucliy laoyd families with notes 
of some collateral branches noticed 93 

FLOYD geueMlogy, families of Va. and Ky., 
by ^. J. Floyd noticed 03 

FOLSOM, Julia Elisabeth, notice 11 

FOLSOM meeting of family 1912, records of 
the 4th annual reunion of the descend- 
ants of John noMced 190 

FOOTE Family Aisoclation of America, re- 
ports, 1909 and 1912 noticed 100 

FOWLE genealogical history, by B. A. Fierce 

F0V7LEB, J7. A{/yed An Incomplete geneal- 
ogy of the Fowler family noticed 302 

FOWLEB genealogy, by U. A. Fowler no- 
ticed 302 

FOX Family News, voL 1 noticed 302 

Frankford (Philadelphia, Pa.) Historical So- 
ciety, pamphlet, 1911 noticed 97 

FBASEB genealogy, descendants of Alexan- 
der, in preparation 383 

FBEEMAN, James Goldthwalte, notice Ix 

FBENCH, EUxabeth Genealogical research 
in England 33 161 218 330 

FBENCH genealogy, descendants of Thomas, 
by M. Q. Beyer noticed 190 

FULLWOOD genealogical notes, by E. F. 
McPike noticed 384 

GAGE, Gen. Thomas, spies of, narrative, by 
J . C. Hosmer noticed 303 

GALLAGHEB, Charlee 2*. in memoriam, 
Samuel Crocker Lawrence noticed 96 

GALLATIN genealogy, in Genealogical-blo- 
graphicui histories of the families of 
6tevens, Gallatin, and Nicholson, by B. 
K. Stevens noticed 191 

GABDINEB, Silvester, memoir, by U. 8. Web- 
stur noticed 303 

GABBETT, Samuel Bond Bond genealogy, 
a History of the descendants of Joseph 
and John Bond noliced 3U2 

GABVEB, Auttin S. Edward H. HaU, an 
adaress given in the church of the Sec- 
ond ParisU, Worcester, April 14, 1912 
noticed 386 

GEBBISH genealogy, descendants of Capt. 
John 1U6 

GESNEB, Anthon TemvU Gesner family of 
New York and Nova bcotia together 
with some notes concerning the taialiies 
ol Bogardus, Brower, Ferdon, and Pineo, 
1710-1912 noticed 190 

GESNEB genealogy, by A. T. Gesner noticed 

Ghos^book, New England's Memorial, by N. 
Morton, London edition 1069, reprint 
from ttie publications of The Colonial 
bociety of Massachusetts, vol. 14 noticed 

GLENN, ThomoM Alien Chandler of Oare 
noticed 190 
Wtrlsh founders of Pennsylvania noticed 

GOD DAB D, Julia The history of •* Green 
Hiir* noticed 306 

GOOFBEY, Caleb, record of family 168 

GOLDTHWAIT, Capt. Joseph, memoir, by 
B. G. Carter noticed 386 

GOLDTHWAITE,Col. Benjamin, memoir, by 
B. G. Carter noticed 386 

GOODWIN genealogy, descendants ofSamael 
of Pownalborough, Me. 27 

GO0KIN« Daniel, ancestry and memoir, by 
F. W. Gookin noticed 190 
Frederick WUllam Daniel Gookin, 1612- 
1687, AssisUnt and Mi^jor General of the 
Massachusetts Bay Colony, hit life and 
letters and some account of his anoeitry 
noticed 190 

Index of StUffeeta 


GORDON, Capi. Omry Auaut^u and 8. Jt, 
OtAmm Genealogy of the dweendants 
of Sdwaid Colbarii-Oolmni nottoed 383 

Qoiport, K. H., town records 56 132 231 864 

GOULD, Daniel, wiU 16M 862 

GOULDINO, lloger, wlU 1606 863 

GRAFTON, Charlea Chapman. Bn. of Fond 
dn Lae, Wis., memoir nottcea 192 

GRANT meeting of flunily, 1M5 iioMced 93 

QRKRN, SamuM AbboU Natnrml hiatory and 
the topogr^pby of Grolon, JCaM. noticed 

GRBBNLAW, WUHam PrueoU Report of 
the librarian xzr 

GRERNOUGH, ChuUr NoifU John Don- 
ton't letters from New Jfingland, rei»rlnt 
iio<ioad 06 

Grotoo. Mass., history, by S. A. Green notioed 

HALL, Edward Henry, memorial address, by 
A. 8. Garrer noMoeci 385 
iter. John History of the Presbyterian 
ehareia, Trenton, N. J., ttoak ine flnt 
settlement of the town. 2d ed. notioed 

HALL genealogy, by M. H. Shnmway. in He- 
Borial Toiaoie, selections from the prose 
and poetieal writings of the late John 
ttarary noticed 191 

HAMILTON, aatnmei King The HamUtons 
of Waterborough, Me., noMosd 93 

Hnailton genealogy, family of Waterboroagh, 

Me., by 8. ik. UamUton noticed 93 
HANSON, Harriet, notice zlTiil 

HARDON, Benry Wintkrcp Robert Hookins 
oCUiei>oTer Combination and desoend- 
•au 81 180 1270 3i8 

HARDWICK, Bei^amin Cntler, notice xliz 

HARMON, Uraei Part first, soavenir of the 
Harmon reonloo, 18^6; part second, spec- 
ial family record of Israel Harmoif (3; 
and l^rances M. Cooley Harmon aud 
Harmon genealogy from John Harmon 
noticed 8o4 

HARMON genealogy, descendants of John, 
by 1. Harmon noticed 361 

Harraid UniTenlty, class of 1863, report, 1849- 
1913 noticed 386 
dass d 1883, report, 1883-1913 iioKosd 386 
reeocds 1686-1800, notes, noticed aoft 

Harwinton, Conn., epitaphs with historical 
sketch, by F. D, Andrews notioed 806 

EARWOOD,Dr,Wat9on Herbert Genealogi- 
eal history of the Concord Harwoods, de- 
scendantt of Nathaniel Harwood, toI. 3, 
New RngUu&d Harwood genealogy no- 
ticed )Ku 
Genealogical history of the Harwood fami- 
ttes descended from Andrew, 3d ed. no- 
fiecrf 93 
Q«iieaioglcal history of the Salem Har- 
woods, descendants of Henry and £lixa- 
beth Harwood noticed 190 

HARWOOD genealogy, descendants of An- 
drew, by W. U. Harwood noticed 93 
deecendanU of Henry, by W. H. Harwood 
notioed 190 •rww« 

descendants of Nathaniel, by W. H. Har- 
wood stotieed 90Z 

HATCHE, John, will 1620 46 

HATHOKNE and variants 
ABM, wUl 1627 250 
Edmnnd, will 1662 ^61 
John, ancestry 248 

HATHORNB cont'd 

Nathaniel, will 1654 261 
Robert, WiU 1602 262 
Sarah, will 1666 252 
Mai. WilUam, ancestry 248 
William, will 1626 2S0 
William, WiU 1651 251 

Hawthobjtb. Joan, WiU 1577 240 
Thomas, WiU 1616 240 

Hothobm, Robert, wiU 1564 248 

HoTHOBVic, James, wlU 1560 248 

HATHORNE baptisms, marriages, and bar* 
ials from parish registers of Binfleld, 
Eng. 252 
genealogy, descendants of Thomas 266 

HA WES, Frank Mortimer Aaron Sargent 
Jamet W, No. 78, Library of Cape Cod his- 
tory and genealogy, Chatham, Mass., 
history noticed 193 

Hawthorne, tes Hathome 

HATNES, Thomas, record of fkmily of Ames- 
bory, Mass., note 88 

HEARNE genealogy, addenda noticed 93 

HIGBT genealogy, descendants of Edward, 
in preparation 383 

HIGGIN30N, Thomas Wentworth, memoir, 
by A. MoF. Davis notieed Viri 

HILL, Dr. John Fremont, notice Uv 

UlLLYAilD,WUUam, WiU 1694 363 

HIMKLEY, Holmes, memoir, ed. by W. S. 
Hlnchman noticed 385 

Hlstoria, vol. 4, no. 1 noticed 193; yoI. 4, no. 
1 notioed 305 

HOLMES, Ctaifton Wood The Elmira prison 
camp, a tiistory ot tbe mlUtary prison at 
iainira,N. Y. 193 
Rev. Obadlah, wiU 1682, with extracts from 
tils manoscripu xl 

HOOPER, Thomas, notice Ix 

HOKBIN, Joseph, wUl 1692 363 
barab, wUl lt)07 363 

HOKR, Norton Townsend Versnoh den Urs- 
prung and die genealogle der Hbein pflil. 
si8Chen famUiv Ritter xu verzeichuen 
noticed 191 

HORTON, Byron Bamee The ancestors and 
descendants of Isaac Horton of Liberty. 
N. Y. noticed 98 

HORTON ancestry and descendants of Isaac, 
by B. B. Horton noticed 93 

HOSMEU, Jerome Carter The narrative of 
G«n. Gage's spies. Mar. 1775, with notes 
noticed 303 

HOTCHKISS, EUas, note 380 
Faony, notice 11 

HOTCHKISS genealogy, descendants of Sam- 
nel 48 123 ZStZ 

Hothorn, see Hathome 

Hothorne, eee Hathome 

HO VENDEN, Robert, noUoe xlv 

HOWARD, Channing David Floyd 195 

HOWE, Daniel WaU The Mississippi Valley 
in the movement for fifty-four forty or 
fight noticed 198 

HOWLAND Homestead, vol. 1, nos. 3 and 4 
noticed 93 

HOWSE, Thomas, wlU 16H 260 

HUCKIN3 genealogy, descendants of Robert 
81 180 270 348 

HUCKSTEl' baptisms, marriages, and bnrlals 
from English parish registers 46 


Index of Subjects 

HUCKSTEPP,Johii,wiUie25 44 
John, wUl 1031 44 

Huguenot Society of Sonth Carolina, trantae- 
tionf, no. 1» noticed 806 

HULL, William, memoir, and the tnrrender 
of Detroit, by J. F. Clarke noHeed 192 

HUMFREY. John, memoir, by E. McK. Arery 

HUSE, Bebeooa Parker, parentage, notee 87 

HUSSET, Obed, memoir, ed. by F. L. Greeno 
noticed 804 

HUTCHINSON, Jonathan, will 1099 864 

Hyde Park Historioal Record, rol. 8, ed. by 
W. A. Mowry noticed M 

Iddenden, tee Edenden 

Iliinoia State Historical Society, transactions, 
lOlOnoMced 97 

Indians of North America, narratives of cap- 
tivity, bibliography noticed 194 

INGPEN, Arthur Robert The Middle Temple 
bench book, being a register of benchers 
nolicetf 806 

INGRAM, John Van Nete Check Ust of 
American, Ibth century new8p^)ers in 
the Library of Congress noticed 194 

Iowa, history, annals, 8d series, toIs. 1-8, in- 
dex noticed 96 

Ireland, Presbyterian Historical Society, fifth 
annual meeting, 1912 noticed 193 

IVORY and rarianU 
Luke, will 1679 334 
WilUam, will 1660 384 

lUOElB, Thomas, will 1627 333 

lUORT, Edmund, will 1631 333 
Elizabeth, will 1631 334 

IVBRT, Elizabeth, notice 338 
Robert, notice 337 
Robert, wUl 1525 notice .^37 

ITBBTB, Robert, will 1569 331 

ITORBT, Edmund, notice .^138 

IVORIB, Richard, will 1581 331 

ITORTB, Katharine, will 1584 332 
WilUam, will 1619 382 

YUBRTB, Robert, will 1547 330 

IVORY baptisms, marriages, and burials fh>m 
Englifh parish registers 335 
genealogy, desceudanu of Robert 339 

JACK, Dmrid JitaeeU History of Saint An- 
drew's church. Saint John, N. B. noticed 

JACOBUS, Donald Linet The Hotchkiss fam- 
ily 48 123 223 

JAM]£S genealogy, descendants of Capt. John, 
byC. P.Obler fioricerf 190 

James Sprunt Historical Publications, rol. 1 1, 
no. 2 noticed 97 

JENKINii, Joel, wires, notice 89 

Jersey Dutch genealogy, by W. Nelson noticed 

JOHNSON, Catherine, will 1610 169 
Garard, will 1606 169 
Walter, parentage, note 380 
Wolcott Howe, memoir noticed 96 

JOHNSON genealogy, descendants of William 
of Canterbury, Eng. 170 

JONES, George Ru$9eU Genealogy of the 
Jones family, first and only book ever 
written of the descendants of Benjamiu 
Jones noticed 384 

JONES cont'd 
Jftdge Lewie Bwmpton Capt. Roger Jones 
of London and Va. Some of his ante- 
cedents and descendants noticed 94 
JONES genealogy, antecedents and descend- 
ants of Capt. Roger of London and Va., 
by L. H. Jones noticed 94 
descendants of Benjamin, by G. R. Jones 
noHced 384 

Ad biqgrap 
noHoed 96 


KENYON, genealogical notice of Roger of 
Block Uland 296 

KIDDER fhnd, report of trustees for 1912 

KIMBALL, Helen Francee Report of the 
Committee on the Library xlx 
Jamee W, and ff. D, Coolidge Blanual for 
the use of the General Court, 1913 fM>- 
ticed 804 

KINGMAN, JBrof^/brd DescendanU of Henry 
Kingman, some early generations of the 
Kingman family noticed 190 

KINGMAN genealogy, descendants of Henry, 
by B. Kingman noticed 190 

KITCHEL genealogy, descendanU of Robert, 
by G. C. McCormick noticed 884 

LAKE genealogy, family of Great Egg Har- 
bor. N. J., by A. Adams and S. A. Risley 
noticed 94 

LANGDON genealogical notes 379 

LANGTON, Elisabeth, wiU 1682 364 

LAPUAM genealogy, descendants of John, in 
preparation J8)» 

LAWRENCE, Samuel Crocker, memoir, by 
C. r. Gallagner noticed 96 

LEA VITT, EmUy Wilder Marriages of Pom- 
fret, Conn., 1706-1 r63 371 

LEDDRA, John. wiU 1683 364 
Nathaniel, will 1664 364 

LEE genealogy, family of Va., with history of 
Stratford HaU, by F. W. Alexander no- 
ticed 384 

L£ MOINE, Sir James MacPberson, notice lil 

LEVET genealogy, descendants of Thomas 66 

LEVETT genealogical notice, descendants of 
John 75 

Lexington, Mass., history and genealogy, re- 
vised edition, 1912 noticed 305 

Lexington Historical Society, sketch of its 
origin, purposes, and achieremenu, 198&- 
1912, by F. S. Piper noticed 306 

LITTLEFIELD and varianU 

LiTLEFiXLO, Francis, will 1618 343 

LiTTLBFBiLD, Nicholas, will 1678 344 
Robert, will 1679 3H 

LITTLEFIELD baptisms, marriages, and bur- 
ials from parish registers of lltchfleld, 
Eng. 346 
genealogical notice, descendants of Francis 

London, Eng., Middle Temple bench book, 
being a register of the benchers, by A. R. 
Ingpen noticed 306 

London, Westminster. Eng., records, ancient 
testamentary, indexes to, by A. M. Burke 
flowed 306 

LORD. Charlee Edward The ancestors and 
de»c<rndanu of Lieut. Tobias Lord no- 
ticed 190 

Index of Subjects 

LORD Miieftlogy, Mieestort and deaeeadanU 
otTohUa,bjC.E, Lord noticed 190 

LOWS, KBoeh Lonis, memoir, by C. B. Ma- 
grader ncHeed 192 

John Adam» Obitattfy record of the Society 
of Alumni. WiUiMU CoUe«e, 1912-1013 

LOW&&T, Woodlmrif The Lowery eollection, 
» deiGripti?e list of mape of the Spenith 
poeacMioiu within the present limits of 
tbe United States, 1600-1820, ed. by P. L. 
FhilUps noticed 90 

LYMAH, Bev. Payeon W, 160th anniversary 
of the incorporation of the town of 
BelehertowD, Mass. 1911 Mofioed 193 

LTNV , EiUa B. Genealogy of Col. Andrew 
Lynn, Jr., and Mary A«hercralt Johnson 
and their descendants noticed 384 

LTNN genealoffy, descendants of Col. An* 
drew, by ETB. Lynn noticed 384 

McCABTHT, Rt. Hon. Jnitin, notice Iril 

McCAUSLAND genealogy, by M. Manrln no- 
tieed 94 

UcCLELLAS^WiUiam Smith WUllams Col- 
lege, David A. Weils prise essays, no. 3, 
•mnggllng in the American Colonies at 
the outbreak of the Kevoiution with spec- 
ial reterence to the West Indies trade 

Mccormick. Oeorge Chalmere John Kitchei 
and £«uier Peck, their ancestors, ae- 
•oendants and some kindred families no- 
ticod 3S4 

McCUE, John N. The McCnes of the Old Do- 
minion, supplemented with brief ouartit 
of the Steele, ArbudUe, and Cuuuiugham 
fJuniUes noticed 384 

McCUE genealogy, family of Va., by J. M. 
McCue netted Mi 

McGOWAM, Patrick F. The Journal of the 
American Irish Uistorical Society, vol. 10 
noticed 97 

MacGREOOK genealogy, in Year-book of 
American Clan Grvgor Society, 1V09-191U 
noticed 191 

McPI&E, Euffene FatrMeld FuUwood, Halley, 
Parry, Pike famtiies noticed '36i 
Romance of genealogy, pt. 2 noticed 93 

MAGGS, George, will 1677 305 

HAQRUDER, Caleb Clarke Enoch Louis 
Lowe, Gov. of Maryland, 1861-J66i no- 
ticed 192 

Maiden Uistorical Society, register, no. 2 no- 
ticed 19i 

MANN, Chartes Edward Memoir of Deloraine 
Peudre Corey noticed 303 
William UufUM, notice Ivi 

MARSH ALL, John, memoir, by M. N. Stanard 
noticed Mi 

MARTIN, Oeorge Caetor Barrett ancestry 
noticed w 

MARVIN, ifenre The McCausUnds of Don- 
agliaaie and aillvd families noticed 91 

Msryland Historical Society, note 92 

MASON, Orion T. Handbook of Medway his- 
tory. A condensed history of tlit* town 
ofMedway, Mass., 1713-1913 fio<<ce(i .386 

Massachusetts Bay, Province of, acts and re- 
solves, vol. 18, b«ing vol. 13 of the appen- 
dix, 1700-1774 noticed 304 

Massachusetts, acts and resolves passed by the 
General Court in 1912, together with the 
constitution, messages of the Governor, 
lists of Civil Government, tables showing 
changes in the statutes, changes of names 
of persons, etc. noticed 192 

General Court, manual for the use of, 1913, by 
H. D. Coolidge and J. W. KlmbaU no- 
Heed 304 

public records and public documents, laws 
relating to, with opinions of the Attor- 
neys-General, issued by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Records noticed 304 

record commissioner, report 1912, by H. E. 
Woods noticed 193 

Massachusetts, Colonial Society of, publica- 
tions, vol. 2, collections, Massachusetts 
Royal Commissions, 1681-1774 noticed 

Massachusetts Light Artillery, 2d Battery in 
the Civil war, history, by C. £. Whi^ 
comb noticed 98 

MATTHEWS, Albert Col. Elizeus Burses no- 
ticed 303 

MAVERICK, Nathaniel, will 1074 366 
Nathaniel, will 1701 366 
Nathaniel, will 1714 806 

Medway, Mass., history, 1713-1913, handbook, 
by O. T. Mason noticed 386 

Merchant Adventurers and John Peirce of 
London 147 

MERRIMAN, Man^eld Nathaniel Merriman, 
one of the founders of Walllngford, Conn. 
noticed 304 
Nathaniel, memoir, by M. Merriman noticed 

Metcair, Albert, noUce xlix 

Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, col- 
lections, vol. 38 noticed 97 

Middle Temple, London, Eng., bench book, be- 
ing a regUter of the oencUers, by A. R. 
Ingpen noticed 305 

Military Order of the LoyHl Legion of the 
united States, Masnachusetis command- 
ery, register noticed '<iWS 

MILLER, Dr, Joseph Lyon 1652-1912. The 
deacendanttf uf Capt. Thoman Carter of 
Barford, Lancaster co., Va. noticed 190 

Minnesota Historical Socivty, biennial report, 
1913 noticed 386 

Missisiiippl Vallev, movement for fifty-four 
forty or light, by D. VV. Iluwe noticed 

Missouri Historical Society, new home, notice 

MITCHELL genealogy. descendants of Christo- 
pher of Kittery, lie. noticed 191 

MOFFAT, Beuben Bumham Pierrepont gene- 
alogies from Nurmun time!) to 1913, with 
8 articular attentiun paid to the line of 
cscent from Hezekiali IMerpotit, young- 
est HOn of liev. James Pierpuiit of New 
Haven noticed 'iifz 

MOKE Historical Journal, vol. 2, no. 1 noticed 

MOKIARTY. Oeorge Andrew Barbadian 

notes 360 
Nathaniel Mott of Scituate and his sons 

Report of the Council xv 

MORRIS, genealogical notice of the family of 
Capt. Charlea of Nova Scotia 2t<; 

MOTT genealogy, descendants of Nathaniel of 
Scituate, Mass. 23 

MOWRT, Duane An appreciation of James 
Rood Doolittle noticed 95 


Index tf Subjecti 

Nantaeket Hlitorioal AiaoeLUton, toI. 2, bolle- 
tin no. 7 noticed 806 

Nfttioiial Society of Daughters of Foanden and 
Fatriots of Amerioa, history for the 14th 
year ending May 13, 1912 noticed IM 

National Society of the Sons of the American 
Berolation, national year-book, 1912 no* 
ticed V7 
offleial bulletin, rol. 8, no. 1 380 

NEU90N, WUUam Discorery and early his- 
tory of New Jersey noticed 103 
Some Jersey Dutch genealogy noticed 06 

New Bmnswiek, N. J., first settlers notieed 

New Kngland Historic Genealogical Society, 
addreM 1013, by J. F. iiaxter ix 

baildlDg, notice vl 180 

charter and euabling acts Ixiil 

Committee on Culieetion of Kecords, report 
for 1012 xxiii 

Committee on English Research, report for 
1012 xxl 

Conunittee un Epitaphs, report for 1012 xxiii 

Committee on Fiuauce, report for 1012 xix 

Committee ou Heraldry, report for lvl2 xxi 

Committee on Increase of Membership, re- 
port for 1012 xxiv 

Conunittee on the Library, report for 1012 

Committee on Papers and Essays, report for 
1012 xxi 

Committee on Publications, report fbr 1012 


Corresponding Secretary, report for 1012 

qoondi, report for 1012 xr 
Historian, report fur 1012 xlii 
Librariau, report for 1012 xxt 
library, donors, 1012 xxvii 
memoirs xlv 

oAoers and committees for 1013 T 
proceedings lvi2 b4; 1012, 1013 183; 1013 

xii 20b 
Treasurer, report for 1012 xxxtU 

New Kugland Society in the City of New York, 
lu7th auniverttary noticed 386 

New England*^ Memorial, by N. Morton, Lon- 
don editiou 1660, a ghost-book, reprint 
Irom tile publications of The Colonial 
Society ot Jdasvachusetts, rol. 14 noticed 

New Hampshire Historical Society, building, 
dedication iwticed 08 

New Jersey, history, by W.Nelson noticed 103 

New Jersey Historical Society, proceedings 
1012 noticed 08 

New Salem, 3Ia!48., history, by H. Adadonrian 
noticed ;586 

New York Genealogical and Biographical So- 
ciety, ulfioers, committees, by Taws, 1010 
noticed 08 

New York Society of the Order of the Founders 
and Patriots of America, address and list 
of officers, 1012-1013 noticed 806 

NEWCOMB genealogy, descendants of An- 
drew, in preparation 02 

Newport Historical Society, bulletin, no. 6 no- 
ticed 104; no. 7 noticed 306 
special bulletin, visit of Gen. Washington to 
Newport in 1781, by Mrs. F. E. Chadwick 
noticed IM 

Newspapers, American, daily, directory of no* 
ticed 104 

American, 18th century, check list in the Li- 
brary of CoDgress, by J. Van N. Ingram 
noticed 104 

list in Virginia State Library, Confederate 
and Valentine Musenms, by Minor, Har- 
rison, and Swem noticed 197 

NEWTON, John Manhali, memoir nattoed 

NICHOLSON genealogy, in Genealogioal^bl^ 
QgraphlcsJ histones of the fainUies of 
Sterens, Gallatin, and Nicholson, by B. 
K. Sterens noticed^ 191 

Norwich, Conn., Tital records 1669-1848, part 1 
fioMcad 306 

NoTa Scotian Institute of Selenoe, prooeedingi 
and transactions, 1911-1012 noticed 9S 

NUTTING, WiUiam and Dr. David Hubbard 
Nutting, addresses by noUoed 96 

Oakham, Mass., Joly 4th celebration in 1797, 
history, by H. P. Wright noticed 806 

Ohio, history, flnaneial, by £. L. B'ogart nO' 
ticed 96 

OHLEB, Ctara Paine Ancestors and descend- 
ants of Capt. John James and Esther 
Denison noticed 100 

Old Dartmouth Historical sketches, nos. 84, 86, 
and 36, proceedings noticed 194 

OLMSTED, Dr. Hemrff King and G. K, Watd 
Genealogy of the Olmsted flunily in 
America embracing the descendants of 
James and Eichard noliced 191 

OLMSTED genealogy, descendants of James 
and Kichard, by H. K. Olmsted and G. K. 
Ward noticed 191 

OWEN, Thomae M. Alabama oAdal and sta- 
tlsUcai register, 1011 noticed 96 

PAINE and variants 
Sarah Cuahing Paine ancestry, the family 
of Kobert Treat Paine, including ma- 
ternal lines, ed. by C. H. Pope notieed 

PAINE genealogy, by S. C. Paine noticed 191 
descendants of Thomas, by A. F. P. White 
noticed 94 

PAKE, Lawrence Old Boston families, num- 
ber three, the Savage family 198 309 

PARKS, Frank Sylveeter American ancestry 
of Anson Sanborn noticed 386 

PABLIN, Frank Bdeon Parlin genealogy, 
descendauu of Nicholas noticed 802 

PAELIN genealogy, descendants of Nicholas, 
by F. E. Parlin noticed 3U2 

PAKMENTER, Jamee Parker Report of the 
Committee on Publications xx 

Payne, see Paine 

PEASE, Verne Setk and JTrs. M. W. Ckurdi 
Descendants of Levi Wood, 1766-1883, 
and some allied families noticed 886 

PECK genealogy, in Selleck and Peck geae- 
alogy, by W. E. SeUeok no#<ced 94 

PEELLE, Sunton Judklns, Chief Justice of 
the U. S. Court of Claims, retirement, 
resolutions and remarks notieed 886 

Peirce, tee Pierce 

Pembroke, Mass., celebration of 200th anni- 
versary of incorporation, 1912, in Bryaat- 
viile News noticed 06 
muster rolls during the Revolution and al- 
phabetical list of soldiers, by S. A. Smith 
noticed 06 

PENCE, Kinffiley Adolphut History of Judge 
John Pence and descendanu noticed m 

PENCE genealogy, descendants of Judge 
John, by K. A. Pence noticed 384 

PENHALLOW, Charlet Sherlnime Report 
of the Committee on English Research 

Index of Subjects 

FtonatTlTaiiUL historr, Welsh Ibandert, toI. I, 
by T. A. Glenn notion 806 

Pcnnf ylTanln, Colonial Society of, 230th anni- 
Teraary of the landing of William Penn 
tn Pennsylnuala noiic«A 306 

PennsylTania Society of Sons of the BerolU' 
tion, proceeding!, 1911-1912 noHced 90 

PERRT. Him, Hcwaird Bawdcin Some early 
marriages recorded at South iUngstown, 
K. i. atft 
OUf«r Hasard, memoir noticed 386 
X>r. WiiUtm OUman Ejuitr in 1830, notes 
and occasional papers noticed 386 

PHILLIPS, Samuel, notice 212 

PHIPPS, Jrqi'. J7. Jt. Notes on Phlpps and 
Phkp families of England. Ireland, the 
We»t Indies, and l«ew isngland, pt. 2 
noticed 9i 

PHIPPS genealogy, notes on families of Kng- 
land, Ireland, West indies, and New 
fcngland, by il. R. Phipps, pt. 2 noticed 

PIERCE and variants 
Stmore Alien immigrant ancestors of the 
various Fowle families ot America no- 
ticed 302 

PsucK, John, memoir 147 

PIERCE genealogy, descendants of Solomon, 
by M. P. BaStey noticed 9ft 

PI£RRUJX>NT genealogy, descendants of 
Ueseaiah Pierponi, by K. U. Moffat 
noticed 302 

The Pilgrim Hagajine, vol. 1, no. 2 noticed 

PIPER, Dr. Fired 8. I.exlngton Historical 
bociety, sketch of iu origin, purposes, 
and achievements, 1880-1912 noticed 3uo 

PLAISTED, WUliam, notice 188 

POMBROT, Albert Alonzo History and gene- 
alogy of tne romeroy family, ancestors 
and desceudants ol Eltweed Pomeroy 
iio«osd 191 

POMEROY baptisms, marriages, and burials 
fkwm English parish registers 201 
genealogy, desoeudants of i!;ltweed, by A. A. 
Pomeroy noticed 191 

Ptomfret, Conn., marriages 1706-1763 371 

POPE, Ckarlet Henry flie Haverhill l£mer- 
M»ns, part first noUoed 3U2 

PORRSOGE and variants 
Heary, will IMKI 176 
John, wUl lo82 176 
Margares, will 1683 176 
Robsfft, will 1067 17ft 
Mteflien, will l67ft 174 
Tboasas, record of family 179 

PomDAOK, Edward, will 1616 177 

POIBOOB, WilUam, wiU 1609 174 

POE&AOB, Thomas, will 1649 173 

Portsmonth, R. I., epitaphs 89 

PRESTON. />av<d CkWslie Preston geneal- 
ogy. Orange Co., M. Y. branch, and life 
sketch of the compiler noticed 384 

PRESTON genealogy, fkmily of Orange Co., 
M. Y.,l>y D. (Ti'reston aoliced 384 

PRI5CE, Isaac, reeord of family 168 

Psritans' Farewell to England, historical no- 
HoenoUcod 306 

PUTNAM, Gen. Rnfhs, address at 10th annual 
meeting of the Kufus Putnam Memorial 
Assocladon, by C. S. LMma noUced 96 

KATH BUN, Samvel, record of family 184 

READS, Brig.' Gen, PkOip Dedication exer- 
cises at the Massachusetts military monu- 
ment. Valley Forge, Pa., erected by the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts no- 
ticed 193 

READE Record, vol. 6 noticed 303 

REDWOOD, John, will 1669 367 

REMICK, Daniel History of Kennebunk ft-om 
its earliest settlement to 1890 and bio- 
graphical sketches noticed 96 

Rhode Island Historical Society, library, 
manuscript genealogies in, list 299 

RINQWALT, John S., noUce xlvi 

RISLEY, Richard, deposition 1726 89 
Sarah Ann and A. Adame A genealogy of 
the Lake family of Great Egg Harbor. 
N. J. noUced 94 

RITTER genealogy, by N. T. Horr noticed 

ROBINSON, Harriet, notice xlvlii 
Rev. John, parentage, notice 381 
Morgan PoMaux Complete index to Stith's 

history of Virginia noticed 96 
William, will 16^6 161 

R0D2AAN, John, will 1686 367 

RODMAN baptisms, marriages, and burials 
from parish registers of Barbados, VV. I. 

ROLFE baptisms, marriages, and burials, in 
Notes on the English ancestry of the 
Whittier and Rolte families noticed 94 

ROSS ELL, Pro/. Hugh Bertrand StemmaU 
Rositellana, tUe liueage and history of 
the family of Rossell, compiled and ar- 
ranged from 760-l»59, by C. S. Sims, 2d 
ediuon, 1912, by H. B. Rossell noticed 

ROSSELL genealogy, by H. B. Rossell noticed 

Royal Society of Canada, proceedings and 
transactions, 3d series, vol. 6 noticed 98 

RULOFrSEN genealogy, descendaots of Lau- 
rens, in preparauun 301 

RYNO genealogy, descendants of John, in 
preparation 3o:i 

Saint John, N. B., Saint Andrew's church) 
history, by D. R. Jack noticed 306 

St. John's Lodge, list of officers and members , 
1913 noticed 386 

SAMUEL, J. Bw\fbrd Records of the Samuel 
family collected from essays, manu- 
scripts, and other sources noticed 384 

SAMUEL genealogy, by J. B. Samuel noticed 

SANBORN, Anson, ancestry, American, by 
F. S. Parks noticed 386 
P\raniUin Benjamin Hon. Joseph Burbeen 

Walker, A.M. 99 
Victor Cknnning Thomas Lcvet of Exeter 
and Hampton 60 

SANFOKD Association of America, first, sec- 
ond, third, fourth, uud fifth reunions no- 
ticed 303 

SARGENT, Aaron, notice with autograph and 
portrait 307 

SAVAGE genealogy, descendants of Thomas 
198 309 

SAVARY, John, memoir, cd. by John Albee 
noticed 191 

SAVARY genealogy, by M. H. Shumway, <n 
Memorisl volume, selections from the 

5 rose and poetical writings of the late 
ohn Savary noticed 191 

Index of Subjects 

8C0TT, Hemrw Edwardi Report of the Cor- 
ret pondiDg SeoreUUT zjulii 

8EACS, Brif .-Gen. Clinton Brooks, notice lii 

Seawell, tee Sewell 

8ELLECK, WOHam Edwin Selleclc and Peck 

genealogy noticed 9i 
8£LLi£CK genealogy, by W. E. Selleck noticed 

8EWkLL and rarlnnU 
George, wUI 16H Z66 
Williaoi, will 1009 202 

8KWALL, John, wUl IMl 203 

8KAWKLL, George, will 1027 263 
John, will M/mt -Mt 
Tbomu, wlillM6 204 

8EWKLL, tMipti«m«, marriages, and borlals 
from English parish registers 266 

genealugical notice of descendants of John 
of HaUtead, Kng. 268 

genealogical notice uf dcKCendants of Thomas 
uf Ualstead, Eng. 26V 

8ETHOUE, Morris Woodrnf Record of the 
Seymour family in the Iterolntion noticed 

8KYM0U R genealogy, descendants of Richard, 
ill tlie ttevoluUou, by M. W. tfeymour no- 
ticed n 

SUEFAliDHOS, Francis Wayland TheShep- 
arUson family noticed M 
The bhepardson family, some miscella- 
neons records of several generations no- 
ticed itfl 

8HEPARD80N jgencalogy, branches of the 
family in Uiiitod bUteN when the first 
census was Uken in 1790, by F. W. bhep- 
ardxon noticed 94 
descendants of Daniel, by F. W. Shepard- 
son noticed 191 

SHERMAN, Faith, will 1607 15S 
8amnel, will 1616 157 

Thomas Townsend Additional facts about 
the English iihcrmans 154 

SHERMAN baptisms, marrisges, and burials 
from Dedliam, Eng. parish register 164 

SHINN, Josiah Uaxen The ancestry and de- 
scendants of UuHtavus Beall and Thomas 
Heugh BeiUl noticed 38:1 

SH URTLKFF, Benjamin Descendants of Wil- 
liam rShurtlefl uf Plymouth and Marsh- 
field, Muss, noticed 191 

SliURTLEFF genealogy, descendants of Wil- 
liam uf Piyrauuth and Marshfleld, Mass., 
by 11. i>hurtlcfr noticed 191 

81 LVE8TEK , Constant, will \t>7i 368 

SIMMONS genealogy, descendants of Moses, 
in pi epuratiuu 189 

SMITH and varUnts 

Dr. Dtoiyht Ralph Smrth of Hinghum and 
KuftiiHiu, Miiss., and his descendants no- 
ticed :tu3 

Susan Auffusia Muoter rolls of Pembroke, 
MoitH., during the Itevolution and alpha- 
beticul lilt ot soldiers noticed 96 

William Christopher A hi!«tory of Chatham, 
Mas^., part two noticed 386 

SMITH genealogy, descendants of Ralph of 
H Ingham and Flasthum, Ma^s., by D. 
Smith noticed »0l 

Smuggling in the American colonieii at the 
uutbreak uf the lievulutlon, with refer- 
ence tu the West Indies trade, by W. S. 
McC'k'llan noticed 194 

Smyth, see Smith 

Society for the Preservation of New England 
Antiquities, bulletin, vol.3, no. 2 noticed 
9&; vol. 3, no. 3 noticed 306 

Society of the CIncinBati of Delaware, fniti- 
totlon, cliarter, by-laws, and members 
noticed 306 

Society of the Cincinnati of Massachusetts, 
oflioers, committees, and members, 1912 
noticed 194 

Society of Colonial Wars, Conn., membership 
roll, 1913 noticed 386 

Society of Colonial Wars, New York, addreaa 
and yearbuok, 1911-1912 noticed 306 

Society of Mayflower Descendants, New Toik, 
record book 1912 noticed 194 

Society of Sons of the Revolution, Iowa, regis- 
ter, 1912 noticed 96 

Society of Sons of the Revelation, Missoarl, 
register, 1910-1912 noticed 194 

Society of the Sons of the Revolution, Penn- 
sylvania, the standards, flags, and ban- 
ners noticed 306 

South Hadley, Mass., history, by S. E. Eastman 
noticed 97 

South Kingstown, R. I., nutrriages, 1710-1797 

Southampton, Eng., Pilgrim Day, laying of 
foundation stones of Pilgrim Fathers'Me- 
mortal; Soutliampton and the Great Re- 
public, a nutable anniversary noticed 97 

Spain, possessions in United States, descriptive 
list of maps, 1602-1820, by W. L^owery, 
ed. by P. L. Phillips noticed 90 

SPRAGUE, Dr. Edward George The Ralph 
Sprague genealogv noticed 386 
Dr. Warren Vincent Sprague familiea in 
America noticed 303 

SPRAGUE genealogy, by W. V. Sprague no- 
ticed 303 
descendants of Ralph, by E. G. Spragve 
noticed :i85 

STACKPOLE, Rev. EvereU Schermerkom 
^wett genealogy, descendants of John 
Swett uf Newbury, Mass. noticed 303 

Star Island, see Gusport, N. H. 

STEELE, Lorissa E. Ancestry and descend- 
ants of W illiam Curtis of Marcellus, N. Y ., 
also suiue allied larailies, Sperry, Matte- 
sun, Worden noticed 302 

STEELE genealogy, family of Va., in The 
McCues uf the Old Dominion, by J. N. 
McUue noticed 384 

STETSON Kindred of America, inc., booklet 
no. -t, reuniuns uf 191U and 1911, etc., pro- 
ceedings noticed 94 

STEVENS, Byam Kerby Genealoglcal-bio- 
graphical histories of the families of 
Mevens, Gallatin, and Nicholson noticed 
Tbaddeua, roemuir, by J. A. Woodburn fi<v 
ticed MA 

STEVENS genealogy, by B. K. Stevens noticed 

STODDARD. Francis RusseU The Stoddard 
family, being an account of some of the 
descendants uf John Stodderof Hlngham, 
Massachusetts Colony notic-ed 191 

STODDARD genealogy, descendants of John 
Stodder of llinffham, Mass., by F. R. 
Stoddard noticed 191 

STOW ELL. Dr. Charles Henry Condensed 
gi-nealogy, Stuwell family with allied 
familifs noticed 1\*1 

S1X)WELL genealogy, by C. H. Stowell «M»- 
ticed 191 

SWEM, Earl G. Virginia State Library, find- 
ing-list of books relating to printing, book 
indUHtriefi, libraries, and bibliogrsphy in 
the Virginia State Library noHced 96 

Index of Suhjecta 

8WBTT gvnealocy, d«Mendaiiti of John of 
Newbury, Mam., bj K. 8. Stackpole no- 
tteed 308 

TALCOTT, JfiMTW Jrisvvftiiry Reeords of the 
cfaarob at WilllngtoD, Conn. 115 215 

TATBM. Nathaniel, wUl 1711 908 

T&NNET, WaUace Fap Genealogical data 
eoneeminir the family of Capt. Edward 
Brown of Newbury, Kais., noUoed 888 

THAT BR, Nathaniel, note 1x1 

WiOiam Roteoe John Fiske noHeed 192 

THOMPSON, AbUah, noUce ItIU 
John, note 380 
Mary, note 880 

THORNDIKB, Samuel Lothrop, notice xlri 

TIJLDEN, WiUlam Smith, notice Uii 

TILLET. JSdiih Mag Will of Ber. Obadiah 
Holme*, with a few extract* from hii 
manutcripta 21 

TODD genealogy, family of Md., by J. R. Wit- 
craft noUced 886 

TOWER Genealogical Socie^, report of the 
fourth annual reunion or the descendants 
of John Tower, at Detroit, Mich., 1912 
and of the fourth annual meetins of the 
Tower Genealogical Society at Hlngham, 
MaM., 1912 noHeed 191 

Traatoa, N. J., Presbyterian church, history, 
2ded.,byJ. Hall iM«eed 806 

TRBVELTAN, Sir Qeorat Otto The Ameri- 
can ReTOlution noticed 30ft 
George III and Charles Fox, the eonelud* 
ing part of the American Rerolntion nth 
Heed 30ft 

TTLER genealogr, descendants of William of 
Salem, N. J., by W. I. T. Brigham no- 
Meed 191 

Uaitad States, CItU war, cauaea and outbreak 
of the war between the SUtea, 1801-1885, 
In Memorial Day Annual, 1912 noticed 
CiTil war, ofldal records of the Union and 
Confederate naTles in, series 1, toL 25 
noticed 306 

UalTersity of Illinois Studies in the Social 
Sciences, vol. 1, no. ft noticed 806: toI. 
2, no. 1 noticed 880 

▼alley Forge, Pa., Massachusetts military mon- 
ument, dedicatory exercises, 1911, with 
liat<rfMasa.oAcers who served at Valley 
Forgei by P. Reade noticed 193 

▼AN WTCK, Anne Descendants of Cornelius 
Barentae Van Wyck and Anna Polhemua 
noticed 308 

▼AN WYCK genealogy, descendants of Cor- 
nelius Barentse, by A. Van Wyck noticed 

▼EREN, Nathaniel, will 1065 369 

▼IBLE, Xatklgne Knickerhacker Viele rec 
ords, 161^1913, heing a revised and en- 
larged edition of the VIele genealogy 
published in 1909, etc. noticed 303 

▼IBLE genealogy, 2d ed., by K. K. Viele no- 
Uced 303 

▼laeland, N. J., history, by F. D. Andrews 
noticed 306 

▼bglnia, history, by William Stith, index, by 
M. P. Robinaon noticed 96 

▼bglnia State Libranr, flndlng-llat of hooka 
relating to printing, book induatriea, 11- 
brarlea, and bibliography in, by B. G. 
Swan motieed 90 

WAITE genealogy, fkmily of Maiden, Mass., 
by D. F.Vony noticed 385 

WALKER, Hon« Joseph Burbeen, memoir 
with autograph and portrait 99 
Palsgrave, notice 297 

WARD, Francis Jackson, notice 1 
Eev, Georoe K, and H, K, Olnuted Geneal- 
ogy of the Olmsted fkmily la America 
embracing the descendants of James and 
Richard noticed 191 

WARREN, Dr. Jo9^h Weatherkead The town 
records of Gosport, N. U. 66 132 231 36ft 

WASHBURN, Charles Oret\fiU An address 
delivered at Worcester, Oct. 16, 1912 be- 
fore the American Antiquarian Society 
on the occasion of the 100th anniversary 
ofita foundation natfccd 193 

Waterford, Me., hlaiory, ed. by T. H. Gage no- 
ticed 386 

WATSON, Mary, notice li 

WAT, Charl^ Granville, notice Ivi 

WEBSTER, Henry SewaU Gardiner, Me., 
Historical Series, no. 2, Silvester Gardi- 
ner noticed 303 

Some records of Samuel Goodwin of Pow- 
nalboroujrh. Me., and descendants 26 

Dr, John Cawin Some of the descendants 
of John Webster of Ipswich, Mass., 163ft 
noticed 191 

WEBSTER genealogy, descendants of John of 
Ipswich, Mass., by J. C. Webster noticed 

WELLS, Nathaniel, note on fkmily 880 

WENTWORTH, Samuel Hidden, notice lix 

Westminster, Eng., see London 

WE8TONtJtobert Dickson Report of the Com- 
mittee on Heraldry xxli 

WETBURN, .S^nn«e< Fletcher Weybum-Wy. 
born genealogy noticed Oft 

WETBURN genealogy, by S. F. Weybum no- 
ticed 94 

Weymouth, Mass., settlers, notice 382 

WHITCOMB, CaroMnc ^. History of Uie Sec- 
ond Massachusetts Battery of Light Ar* 
tillery, 1861-1865 noticed 96 

WHITE, Augusta Franoelia Payne The 
Paynes ot Hamilton, N. T., a genealogi- 
cal and biographical record noticed 9ft 

Bridget, parenuge, notice 381 

Resolved, notice 869 

WHITE genealogy, descendants of Thomas, 
bom 1688 at Mendon, Mass., in prepara- 
tion 883 
descendants of William of Boston, Maaa., 
noticed 191 

WHITTIER, baptlams, marriages, and burials 
fh>m English parish registers noticed 9ft 

WILLIAMS, Rogers, ancestry, notes 90 

Williams College, obituary record, 1912-1918, 
by J. A. Lowe noticed 385 

Willington, Conn., Congregational church, rec- 
ords 1769-1803 115 215 
epiUpbs 63 290 876 

WILLISTON, Asahd Luman Willlston gene- 
alogy, Joseph Willlston and Joseph Wil- 
llston, Jr., and the descendants of Rev. 
Noah Willlston, with certain aflUiatcd 
and allied branches noticed 9ft 

WILLISTON genealogy,descendants of Joseph 
and Noah, by A. L. Willlston noticed 9ft 

WINCHESTER, Fanny, noUce li 

WITCRAFT, John B. Cornelius Jansen Clop, 
per and descendants noticed 93 
Todds of the Eastern Shore Maryland no- 
ticed 385 

Index of Subjects 

"WOhCOTt, Ckamdiet WoloottfeiMalogy.the 
fainlly of Henrj Woleott,'oii« of the first 
•etttors of Windsor, Conn. noUoed 102 

WOLCOTT cenealogy. defoendftnto of Beniy, 
by C. Woloott noMoMf 192 

WOOD, Peleg, reoord of flunilj IM 
Srviif Prlnoe-Wood and Brenton Blblo ree- 
ordi 156 

WOOD fenealoffTi deaoendantf of Lerl, by 
PenM nnd Chnroli noUoed 

WOODBVfLN,Jimei Albert TheUfloof Thad- 
dent SteToni noHoed 801 

WOODS, Smrjf Emett Twenty-flfth report 
of tbe eommlesioner of pabllo recordi, 
1012 noMcad IM 

WORDEN jcenealogy, dasoendants of Peter, In 
prepantlon 189 

WRIGHT, Henrv P. Independence Day in 
1797 in Oakbam, Maee . motieed 80S 

Wilgbt genealonr, 
Tbomas, and > 

deioendante of Samnel, 
John, ed. by W. H. Wrifht 
and Q. W. Ketoham noticed 808 

WTATT, Mariraret, ancestry, 2d ed., by C. K. 
Bolton noticed 102 

Wybom, «ee Weybam 

Tale UnlTenlty, biographical notices of gradn- 

ates, by F. B. Dexter noticed 386 
Class or 1874, biographical record, 4th part, 

by H. W. Famam noticed 96 
gradnates 1806-1815, biographical sketches 

and annals of College history, by F. B. 

Dexter noticed 96 

YIAATRR, Sarah Jeaneite Genealogies of John 
J. Yeater and Sarah Jeanette (EUla) 
Teater, his wife noliced 96 

YEATER genealogy, descendants of John J. 
and his wtfB,^arah J. Ellis, by S. J. Yea- 
ter noticed 96 

Ynerye, see Ivory 

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JANUARY, 1913 


B7 Edwabd Wild Baksr, A.B., of Brookline, Haas. 

RuFUB (teOBOE Fbbdebick Candaoe, a resident member of 
the New England Historic Genealogical Society from ISTB, died 
at the home of his daughter in Gleasondale, in the town of Stow, 
Mass., 19 June 1912, at the age of 85 years and 10 months. He 
was bom at Blue Hill, Hancock County, Me., 28 July 1826, the 
son of Samuel Boundy and Phebc Ware (Parker) Candage. 

The name Candage was originally written Cavendish, which in 
the Upse of years became Candish and Candage. All of this name 
are believed to be descendants of the early Cavendishes, of good old 
English blood. Among the early settlers of Massachusetts was 
John CSandage, or Candish, a shipwright and a landowner at Charles- 
town about 1670, and the name in all three forms is found in the 
seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in records pertaining to several 
Essex County towns. 

In 1766 James Candage and his wife Elizabeth, who are said to 
have come from Beverly, Mass., took up their residence at Blue Hill, 
Me., where white men had formed a permanent settlement only a 
few years earlier. They had three sons and three daughters, of 
whom all except the youngest daughter were bom before the parents 
migrated to Blue Hill. Rev. Jonathan Fisher, the first settled 
minister at Blue Hill, wrote in his record about this James Can- 
dage: **His name was originally spelled Cavendish, but custom 
has changed it to Candage ; he was one of the first settlers." James 
Candage died in 1788, his widow surviving until 1809. Their eld- 
est child, James Candage, Jr., who was bom i) May 1753 and died 
12 January 1819, married, 13 April 1775, Hannah Roundy, daugh- 
ter of John and Elizabeth (Rea) Roundy, who was bom at Beverly 
3 August 1753 and lived to be over 97 years of age, dying 12 March 
1851. John Roundy, together with Joseph Wood of Beverly, had 
founded the settlement in what is now the town of Blue 1 1 ill, 7 April 
1702. To James, Jr., and Hannah (Roundy) Candage eight chil- 
dren were bom. Their third child, Samuel Roundy, born 15 »January 
17^1, married, 29 Febmary 181G, the widow Phcbe Ware (Parker) 


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.J:f^fus George Frederick Candage [Jan. 

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Walker,.MV4io was bom 29 November 1787, daughter of Simeon and 

Mary •(J^ln'tins) Parker. Her grandfather, Hon. Oliver Parker of 

Cai^injj; "Me., bom at Worcester, Mass., about 1738, was from 

•||bout 1800 to 1815 a judge of the Court of Common Pleas. Samuel 

. \^ E{>undy and Phebe Ware (Parker) Candage were the parents of 

. •..'•'•/twelve children. Two sons and three daughters died in infancy, 

•-;••.*'* but seven sons grew to manhood and became shipmasters in the 

merchant service. The father died 23 December 1852, and the 

mother 3 October 1850. 

Rufus George Frederick Candage was the seventh child and the 
sixth son in this family, and outlived his last surviving brother by a 
third of a century. His boyhood was spent on his father's farm, 
where his opportunities for education were limited to a few months' 
schooling in summer and winter and two terms in the Blue Hill 
Academy. At the age of eighteen he followed the example of his 
father and older brothers by taking up a seafaring life, sailing at 
first in vessels engaged in the coasting trade and later going on voy- 
ages to the West Indies and to European ports. When only twenty- 
four years old, he became master of the brig Equator^ built for him 
by citizens of Blue Hill, and sailed in her from Boston to Valpa- 
raiso, Chile, his first " long " voyage. Later he was master of the 
ship Jamestown of New York and of the ships Electric Spark and 
National Eagle of Boston. During his twenty-three years of life 
as a sailor he doubled Cape Horn thirteen times, and sailed around 
the world three times, journeying in all more than 300,000 miles 
along the pathways of the sea. In 1867 he retired, and settled in 
Brookline, Mass., which continued to be his legal residence even 
after liis removal to Gleasondale in 1909. 

Capt. Candage was connected with many fraternal, business, his- 
torical, and literary organizations, and held various positions of 
honor and trust. He was prominent in Masonic circles, and in the 
Boston Marine Society, which he joined in 1867, he held in succession 
the positions of secretary, vice-president, and president, and was a 
member of the board of trustees. In 1868 he was appointed marine 
inspector for the Record of American and Foreign Shipping, and in 
the same year he was appointed marine inspector by the Boston 
Board of Marine Underwriters, holding that oflSce for ten years. 
In December 1882 he was appointed by the Bureau Veritas of Paris 
surveyor for the district of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He 
was treasurer and, in 1873, president of the Boston Fire Brick and 
Clay Retort Manufacturing Company, and also, in 1881, president 
of the Boston Terra Cotta Company and of the Massachusetts Safety 
Fund Association. For seven years he was a director of the Frank- 
lin Fire Insurance Company of Boston, and he was a trustee of the 
Home Savings Bank. For twenty years he was to be found almost 
daily at his office in the old Merchants' Exchange Building, actively 
engaged in insurance and marine affairs. 

1913] RufuB Oeorge Frederick Oandage 5 

In politics and in all that concerned public improvements and the 
general welfare of the community Capt. Candage showed a lively 
interest. For eight years he was chairman of the Republican Town 
Committee of Brookline, he was a member of the Kepublican State 
Central Committee from the second Norfolk district, and he belonged 
to several political clubs. Very frequently his fellow-townsmen 
called upon him to serve as moderator at the Brookline town-meetings. 
In March 1884 he was elected one of the assessors of Brookline, 
and served in that capacity for twenty-six years, during sixteen of 
which he was chairman of the Board. In 1880-1882 he was one 
of the selectmen of Brookline, and in 1882 and 1883 he represented 
the town in the Greneral Court, being a member of the Committee 
on Harbors and Public Lands as well as of the Committee on Rules. 
In 1871 he was elected to the Brookline School Committee for five 
years, during three of which he was chairman, and for more than 
forty-one years he served as a trustee of the Brookline Public Li- 
brary, being also treasurer of that institution between 1880 and 1883. 

In historical and genealogical research and in literary work Capt. 
Candage took great delight, especially in his later years. He read 
much, and enjoyed social gatherings at which discussion of books 
found an appropriate place. In the New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society he was a member of the Council for three years, 
1904, 1905, 1906, and of the Conmiittee on Epitaphs for the four 
years 1904-1907. He belonged also to the Bostonian Society, the 
Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, the 
Banker EQll Monument Association, and the Blue Hill (Me. ) His- 
torical Society, and was a corresponding member of the Maine Histor- 
ical Socie^. In 1901 he was the principal organizer of the Brook- 
line Historical Society, serving as its president for eight years and 
then receiving the title of president emeritus. He was also a mem- 
ber of the Brookline Thursday Club. He was the author of two 
volumes of verse, Gathered Autumn Leaves and More Gathered 
Autumn Leaves^ but his historical writings usually appeared in the 
publications of the various societies with which he was connected.* 

His religious affiliations were with the Baptist Church, and at 
various times he held office in that organization. 

Capt. Candage's first wife, whom he married in Boston, 1 May 
1853, was Elizabeth Augusta, daughter of Elijah, Jr., and Mary 
(Richards) Corey of Brookline. She was bom 17 January 1829, 
and died 18 November 1871. He married secondly, 22 May 1873, 
Ella Maria, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah K. (Hall) White of 
Revere, Mass., who survives him. His six children, all by his 
second wife, are : George Frederick ; Ella Augusta, wife of Watson 

* Capt. Candage contribated to the Bangor Hittorital Magatin^t vol. 4, pp. 129-137 
(January, 18S9), a brief genealogy of the Cavendish, Caiulivh, or Candage family, from 
which moat of Uie ^nealogical atatementa in this memoir have been taken. This 
genealogy was reprmted in pamphlet form at Bangor, Me., in 18S9. See also Bangor 
Hisi4friM Maganne, toI. 6, pp. 182-188. 

6 Old Boston Families [Jan. 

S. Dolliver of Eoxbury ; Phebe Teresa, wife of William L. Bay- 
mond of Wayland ; Robert Brooks of Seattle, Wash. ; Sarah HaU, 
who died in infancy ; Sarah Caroline, wife of Edward Thompson of 
Brookline and Gleasondale. 

Capt. Candage was for many years a familiar figure on the streets 
of Brookline, particularly in the early morning, when he lingered 
on the sidewalk to greet his many friends. His tastes were so va- 
ried and his interest in every one so genuine that he touched others 
at many points. His life in a metropolitan suburb and his literary 
pursuits never banished the bluff but genial greeting of a sea-captain. 
Quick and generous with his sympathy, he could be gentle to a 
marked degree in dealing with those less fortunate than himself. 
His popularity was a natural outcome of his personal qualities, and 
his death removed him from a large circle of friends in every walk 
of life. 




Bj Rev. Arthur Wbmtworth Hamilton Eaton, D.C.L., of New York City 

The founders of the three American branches of the De Blois 
family were Stephen* De Blois, who was bom at Oxford, England, 
24 July 1699 (^vide infra j 2), and the two brothers Stephen,' Jr., 
and George* De Blois, who were bom at Oxford in 1735 and 1740 
respectively, sons of George,* who was bom at Oxford in 1710. 
( Firfe infra 9 3, 6, and 7.) Stephen* lived first in New York, 
and then permanently in Boston; Stephen,' Jr., lived finally at 
Newport, R. I.; and George,' commonly called "George, Sr.," 
lived first at Salem, Mass., and then at Halifax, Nova Scotia. With 
Stephen,' Jr., at Newport, lived also his sister Mary ("Polly"), 
who was bom about 1743, and died unmarried at Newport, 11 
Dec. 1818, aged 75. In America the name of the family has 
almost without exception been spelled either D^blois or De Blois, 
though in the earliest mention of Stephen De Blois in the records 
of King's Chapel his name is given as Dublois. In the entry which 
he made in his Bible, as also in signing as a witness Governor 
Biu*net's will and signing his own will, Stephen spelled his name 
clearly Deblois, and to this spelling many of his descendants have 
adhered. The name of his second son Stephen spelled Lewis, not 
Louis, though it is probable that the first Oxford ancestor of the 
family when he came to England spelled his name in the continental 
way. The ancient family Bible of Stephen De Blois is a treasured 
possession of Dr. Thomas Amory De Blois of Boston. 

1913] The De Biota Family 7 

1. Louis^ DB Bloi8, or Lewis De Blois, of Oxford, England, accord- 
ing to De Blois family tradition came to England as a Huguenot refugee 
as early as 1688, and was in Eling William's forces at the Battle of the 
Boyne in 1690. Beyond this tradition, which has not been verified, nothing 
whatever is known of his origin, except that it was undoubtedly French. 
Beoords of St. Clement's Parish, Oxford, state that his first wife, Martha, 
was buried at Oxford 24 June 1 698, having borne her husband five chil- 
dren. The name of the second wife is not known, nor is it known when 
she died, but she bore her husband seven children. Louis de Blois was 
buried at Oxford in June 1739. 
Children by first wife : 

I. Mart,* bapt. 25 Oct. 16S8. 

ii. William, bapt. 17 Feb. 1689/90. 

lii. Arraham. 

Iv. Lswis. 

T. CoMSTANCX, bapt. 22 June 1698. 

Children by second wife : 

2. vi. Stkphkn, b. 24 July 1699. 

vll. Francis. 

viU. Samuel, bapt. 9 July 1704; d. 1799. 

ix. Skcxtndus. 

X. Lezbb. 
B. xl. Gborob, b. 1710. 

xii. Javs. 

8. Stephbm' De Blois (ZoutV), bom at Oxford 24 July 1699, and 
baptized in St. Clement's Parish 21 July 1700, came to New York 
in Sept. 1720 in the ship Seahoney commanded by Capt. Philip 
Dumaresq, in the retinue of Governor William Burnet. He mar- 
ried in New York, 16 Feb. 1721, Ann Furlet, who was also in 
the household of Burnet and had come in the same ship with her 
future husband. Within the precincts of Fort Greorge at New York, 
where Governor Burnet kept his stately court, their three children 
were bom. Grovemor Burnet's removal to Massachusetts in July 
1728 undoubtedly caused the transfer of the family to Boston, 
where Stephen De Blois connected himself, as did his patron the 
Governor, with the parish of King's Chapel. The earliest written 
record thus far found of Stephen De Blois is his signature as a wit- 
ness to the will of Governor Burnet in New York in 1727, and 
the next is a vote of the vestry of Eling's Chapel on EUwter Monday, 
26 Mar. 1738, << That M' Dublois be Organist for the year ensuing, 
at Forty pounds Salary." In the ledger of King's Chapel, also, is 
the following entry: "1735 July 2. To M' Step" Dublois, for 1 

2u' Sallery to 25th June 10.00.00.'* It was voted, 30 Mar. 1741, by 
\ie vestry of the Chapel that " Stephen De Blois, Organist," should 
receive "y* Same Sallery as last year, p £50." On 11 Apr. 1748, 
^'Steph*^ Deblois, Orgainist," is said to have been paid ''in full 
of his year's Sallery now due 35.00.00." (Annals of King's Chapel, 
vol. 1, pp. 421, 524, and vol. 2, p. 102.)* The first mention found 

* Girreinor Bamet't will was made in New York, but was proved in Boston, where 
ha died* The Ooremor's fondness for masic is shown by the fact that in the long 
iaventory of his effects are mentioned a lar^e bass violin, two *'trible** violins, a 
■* harpeicord," a '* clapsicord,'* a ** double courtell," a ** large violine or tenor fiddle," 
md two brass trumpets. It is interesting to know that Stephen De Blois, a member 
of tlie Governor's household, was «o muon a musioian that as early as 1738 he became 
Ofgamat of King's ChapeL 

8 Old Boston Families [Jan. 

of Stephen De Blois in property records is in Mar. 1736, when 
he takes a mortgage from Michael Asher, a tobacco and snuff 
manufacturer, on property situated at Chambers and Lynde Streets, 
including the snuff-mUI and the stock of tobacco and manufactured 
snuff which it contains. 

From the register of King's Chapel it appears that Mrs. Ann 
(Furley) De Blois died 4 July 1762, aged 75, her funeral being 
held three days later. 

Stephen De Blois's will, dated 10 Aug. 1777 and proved 26 June 
1778, mentions his sons Gilbert and Lewis ; his daughter Sarah 
Wallis and her husband William Wait Wallis ; the children, William, 
Elizabeth, Lewis, Francis, John, and Stephen, of his son Gilbert; 
the children, George, Sarah, Lewis, and Gilbert, of his son Lewis ; 
his daughter Sarah Wallis's daughter Sarah; and his brother 
George in Oxford, and his sister Twy croft, presumably also in 
Oxford, both of whom had children. At the time of the making 
of his will both his sons were refugees in England, and he 
pathetically mentions the improbability of his ever seeing them 
again. In their absence he appoints his nephew Stephen De Blois 
of Newport, R. I., Mr. John Timmins of Boston, merchant, his 
son-in-law William W^ait Wallis, and his daughter Sarah Wallis as 
his executors. If his sons, however, return before his estate is set- 
tled, he prescribes that they also shall be added tx) the list.* He and 
his wife are probably buried under King's Chapel in the De Blob 
tomb (tomb No. 11), which was built and owned jointly by his 
sons Gilbert and Lewis. 

Children : 

1. Sabah,* b. 22 Apr. 1728 ; m. at Boston 28 Apr. 1743 William Waft 
Wallis, son of Thomas and Grace (Wait), b. 14 Jan. 1721. She 
had children, one of whom, Ann^ d. 27 Aug. 1748, aged 4 yrs., 4 
mos., and 1 day, and another, Sarah^ was living in 1777. 

4. ii. Gilbert, b. 15 Mar. 1725. 

5. ill. Lewis, b. 9 Sept. 1727. 

8. George' De Blois (Lout's^), bom at Oxford in 1710, married Eliza- 
beth , who died at Oxford 17 Aug. 1780, aged 77. He 

died at Oxford in 1799. How many children he had is not known ; 
but there were three who came to America, and there was also an 
Elizabeth who lived at Oxford and died there unmarried. 
Children, bom at Oxford : 

6. 1. Stephen,' b. 1785. 

7. ii. George, called '^ Sr.," b. 6 Mar. 1789/40. 

ill. Mary, b. abt. 1748; lived at Newport, R. I., with her brother 
Stephen; d. unm. 11 Dec. 1818, aged 75. She is burled in Trinity 
Churchyard, where her inscription may still be seen. 

iv. Elizabeth, lived and d. at Oxford. 

4. Gilbert' De Blois (Stephen,* Loui$^)y bom in New York 15 Mar. 

*The will of Stephen De Blois leems to be in his own, a stronsj, clear, English hand- 
writing, and is signed "Stephen Deblois,** and endorsed: "The last will of me« 
Stephen Deblois. Not to be open*d till after my Buriel." It begins : " I Stephen 
Deolois of BoMton in the County of Suffolk and province of the Massachusetts Bay in 
Xew England, Gentleman.*' He divides his silver plate among his three children. 
The name of hit nephew Stephen of Newport he ipelli aa he does hii own name» 

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1725, between ^Ye and six o'clock at night, was undoubtedly named 
for Gilbert Burnet, the Governor's son. He married in Boston, 17 
Feb. 1749, Ann Coffin, fifth child of William and Ann (Holmes), 
who was bom 1 5 Dec. 1730. Mrs. De Blois was a sister of Nathaniel 
Coffin, father of Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin, Bart., and also of Eliza- 
beth Coffin, wife of Thomas Amory of Boston. Surviving her hus- 
band, she made her will 18 June 1807, and died in Dec. 1808. 

Of the apprenticeship of Gilbert De Blois nothing is known, but 
in early manhood he became a successful importer of hardware and 
other foreign goods, for many years advertising conspicuously in 
the Boston newspapers. In 175 G his chief place of business was at 
the "Sign of the Crown and Comb," near the prison, in Queen 
Street ; then for some years he had his warehouse at the head of 
Green's Wharf. In 1764, however, he abandoned the latter stand 
for a store at the lower end of King Street, on the south side, " ad- 
joining Mr. James Apthorp's." During the smallpox epidemic in 
this same year he removed . part of his large stock of hardware, 
groceries, and liquors to Weston, where he had " a commodious shop 
and store adjoining the house of M^ Josiah Smith, inn holder (on 
the great road to Worcester), at the Sign of the Half-Moon, near ^ 
the Meeting House." {Post Boy and Advertiser^ March 19, 1764.) 
In 1773 he had a shop opposite School Street, near the late Rev. 
Dr. Sewall's meeting-house. Last of all he had a shop at No. 1 

His latest dwelling-house was on Tremont Street, at the north 
corner of Bromfield Street, the whole property having been pur- 
chased by him in Jan. 1774 from Mr. John Timmins. With its fine 
gai-den about it, the house stood until it was burned, shortly before 
Aug. 1840, the property passing then by sale to Mr. Charles H. 
Eldredge. In 1865 Horticultural Hall was built on the site of the 
ancient house. In the Revolution this valuable property was con- 
fiscated, but Mrs. De Blois was soon afterwards permitted to buy it 
back. There this lady lived, and there her daughter, " Miss Betsey," 
also lived, probably until the house was burned. 

Gilliert De Blois planted the so-called " Paddock elms " in front 
of tlie Granary Burying-Ground, buying them from Mr. James 
Smith, the wealthy sugar-baker and a warden of King's Chapel in 
1722, who had imported them from England and placed them in his 
nursery at Brush Hill, Milton. In return for the trees he promised 
to name and did name a son for James Smith. (Letters of James 
Murray, Loyalist, Boston, 1901.) 

Gill>ert and his brother Lewis De Blois petitioned, 15 May 1754, 
for the widening of Queen (Court) Street, because they had bought 
a piece of land at the comer of Hanover and Queen Streets, two or 
three years before, and had since built a brick house there. They 
had given some of their own land to widen Hanover Street, (l^s- 
ton Records, vol. 14, pp. 258, 261.) The building afterwards long 
known as " Concert Hall " was conveyed, 30 Sept. 1754, by Gilbert 
and Lewis De Blois, braziers, to Stephen De Blois, their father, for 
£2000 lawful money. In 1769 this property was sold by Stephen 
De Blois to William Turner, gentleman, for £1000 sterling. Turner 
at the same time mortgaging it to De Blois. It afterwards passed 

10 Old Boston Families [Jan. 

to the Amory family.* (Drake, History and Antiquities of Boston, 
pp. 641, 642.) Until the Revolution Gilbert De Blois's name ap- 
pears in many records of transfer of real estate in Boston. 

In 1774 he was an addresser of Hutchinson and in 1775 of Gage, 
being called a '< shop-keeper in Comhill." In Mar. 1776, with 
a family of four, he went to Halifax with Howe's fleet, and from 
there, probably in May, he sailed for England with other Loyalists. 
In 1778 he was proscribed and banished as an enemy of the state. 
In 1779, as one of a group of expatriated Loyalists in London, he 
addressed the King. Whether his wife Ann left Boston with him 
for Halifax is not known, but if she did she soon returned, and 
until her death she retained the oversight of her husband's business 
in Boston. In 1789 Gilbert De Blois revisited Boston for the mar- 
riage of his son Lewis with Ruth Hooper Dalton, and also, no 
doubt, to make his will, which bears date 3 June 1789, and was 
proved in Boston 28 Feb. 1792. 

He returned to England, probably in the late autumn of 1789, 
and died at Peckham, a suburb of London, 27 Nov. 1791, aged 65. 
He was probably buried in Londcm. The notice of his death in the 
Ge7Uleman'$ Magcanney vol. 61, part 2, p. 1161, describes him as 
^^ Mr. Gilbert De Blois, late of Boston, New England, mercht'* 

He first appointed as executors of his will Oliver Smith, George 
De Blois of Boston, and Mr. Lewis De Blois, his brother, of Lon- 
don. But 11 Nov. 1789 he substituted for these hb sons Lewis of 
New York and Stephen of Portland. In his will he mendons his 
wife Ann ; his childbren Gilbert, William, Elizabeth, Lewis, Stephen, 
and James Smith ; his nephew George, ^ of Boston '* ; and his 
brother Lewis, in London. Among his bequests were his pews in 
King's Chapel and Trinity Church. The agent appointed by the 
court, 29 Jan. 1779, to care for his estate, because of his absence in 
England, was Dr. Thomas Bulfinch, the well-known physician, who 
performed similar service for many other expatriated Loyalists, his 
old friends and fellow-worshippers at King's Chapel. 

Gilbert De Blois was long one of the most prominent supporters of 
King's Chapel, his family from their first coming to Boston having 
worshipped in this church. For many years, until his death, he 
owned pews Nos. 20 and 72, and he owned two pews in Trinity 
Church. He was a vestryman of King's Chapel from 1763 to 1776, 
and a warden from 1769 to 1775. In his portrait by Copley, which 
was painted in London after the Revolution, he is represented at 
^^ sitting partly in profile, dressed in a brown coat, with a white wig. 
His right hand rests upon a table before him, holding a pen, and 
over his head is a crimson curtain, with sky in the background. It 
is a fine specimen of Copley's latest manner." (Perkins, Works of 
John Singleton Copley, p. 51.) This portrait was bequeathed to his 

* Concert Hall, a writer for a newspaper has stated, ** was enlarged by Mr. Amorj. 
The front hall, on the second story, was 60 by 30 feet; it was admired for its correct 
proportions and the richness of its architecture. In 1817 it was not only the best, bat 
the lar^e»t, hall in Boston. The entrance was on Pemberton Hill, now Court Street. 
Its basement, on Hanover Street, was occupied hy Peter Briehann, oysterman, who 
opened and sold fourteen oysters for fourpcnce, half-penn^ (oj^ cents), that being a 
Spanish coin, the only silver money of that day. From this humble occupation and 
by prudence in affairs he became owner of Concert Hall, and laid the foundation of 
bif large fortune, the major part of which he bequeathed to the poor of Boston.** 

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son Lewis, and from him it passed to Lewis's daughter Charlotte, 
after whose death it was sold to Mrs. Augustus Thomdike Perkins.* 

The hapUsms of the children of Gilbert and Ann (Coffin) De 
Blois, except Stephen, are recorded in the register of King's 
Chapel. Stephen's baptism is found in the register of Trinity 

Children : 

L Akk/ b. 17 July 1752 ; d. 14 Sept. 1758. 
U. Ann, b. 2 July 1754 ; d. 14 Sept. 1755. 

8. lii. GiLBBRT, b. 20 Sept. 1755. 

iv. Stkphkn, b. 15 June 1757 ; d. 15 June 1758. 

9. T. William, b. at Medford, Mass., 7 Oct. 1758. 

10. Ti. Lewis, b. 25 May 1760. 

TiL Elizabbth, b. 16 Aug. 1761 ; d. unm. at Boxbury 27 Oct. 1848 ; bur. 
in the family tomb in King's Cliapel. ''Miss Betsey" De Blois 
has passed into history as one of Boston's noted eighteenth-century 
belles. In her youth she was wooed by '' the altogether unex- 
ceptionable " Mr. Martin Brimmer, but her mother disapproved of 
the match, and Just as the wedding ceremony was about to be 
performed, entered the church (perhi^s King's Chapel) and for- 
bade the marriage. The town record of Boston marriages has 
ttiis significant entry : ''Mr. Martin Brimmer and Mrs. Elizabeth 
De Blois (forbid), July 24, 1777." In the Rbgistkr, vol. 11, pp. 75, 
76, the story of the tnu^cal ending of this romantic love-match is 
interestingly told, and a letter from Benedict Arnold to Mrs. 
Knox, wife of General Knox, is also given, in which, under date 
of 4 Mar. 1777, Arnold incloses a missive to " the heavenly Miss 
Deblois," with whom he also was evidently much in love. This 
letter from Arnold to Mrs. Knox is also printed in the Rboistbr, 
vol. 26, p. 201. In her grandfather's will, as we have seen, Eliza- 
beth De Blois's name occurs. It was placed there, however, not 
when the will was written, but in the early part of the succeedhig 
year, 1778. In this insertion, which is made above the original 
line in the will, immediately after the name Elizabeth appears 
the word " Beconcil'd," and we have here, no doubt, unexpected 
testimony to the family's displeasure at the young lady's determi- 
nation to become Mr. Brimmer's wife. When the match was 
finally given up, her family became reconciled to her and she 
found her proper place in her grandfather's will. Miss De Blois 
inherited aJmost all her mother's property, including the hoase on 
Tremont Street, and apparently lived there in "single-blessed- 
ness and high respectability " until well on towards 1840, when 
she removed to Roxbury. She is said to have remained almost 
to the last " a straight, tall, elegant woman." Her will, dated 
27 Dec. 1880, is recorded at Dedham. 

Till. Francis, b. 4 Apr. 1768 ; d. unm. in Boston 18 Mar. 1786. 

11. ix. Stkfhrn, b. 4 Apr. 1764. 

X. Ann, b. 10 Aug. 1765 ; d. 6 Sept. 1765. 

xi. John, b. 24 Dec. 1767 ; d. unm. in London, England, 8 Mar. 1784. 

xli. Jamxs Smith, b. 8 Jan. 1769 ; was parser of the frigate ConstUtUion ; 
d. of fever, 29 Nov. 1808, in the harbor of Smyrna. He was 
named for James Smith, sugar-baker of Boston, a warden of King's 
Chapel. ( Vide supra,, p. 9.) 

xiii. Isaac, b. 12 June 1770 ; d. 28 Jan. 1771. 

xiv. Ann, b. 8 Oct. 1771 ; d. 11 Oct. 1774. 

XV. Ralph, b. 7 Feb. 1778; d. 14 July 1774. 

xvl. Lucy Ann, b. 5 Nov. 1774 ; d. 10 Aug. 1775. 

* A copy of this Copley portrait, made early, and other Interestinff portraits of hit 
De Blois and Amory ancestors, besides a valuable painting of his ancle Thomas 
Amory De Blois, LL.D., of Portland, are in the possession of Dr. Thomas Amory 
De Blois of Boston. Dr. De Blois has also many letters written by members of the 
De Blois family in the earlier generations. 

12 Old Boston Families [Jan. 

5. Lewis' De Blois (Stephen,^ Louii^), bom in New York 9 Sept. 

1 727, became like his brother Gill)ert a successful importer of and 
dealer in hardware and other foreign goods in Boston. Ilis place 
of business in 175G and 1 757 was at the " Sign of the Golden Eagle " 
in Dock Square, but in July 1763 it was at the foot of King Street. 
He announces, 24 Oct. 17r)JJ, that he has removed his stock of goods 
from King Street to his "late dwelling house on Dock Square." 
He announces also, 25 .July 1763, that he intends to sail for Eng- 
land early in the next spring, and he wishes all persons indebted 
to him to settle their accounts. At this time he advertises for sale 
"a curious toned harpsicord just imported from London," which 
" is esteemed the master piece of the famous Falconer." He also 
advertises for church use an organ inade by Mr. Thomas Johnston 
of Boston, formerly used in the Concert Hall. He calls for lumber, 
codfish, and mackerel. In 1774, when he becomes a "protester 
and addresser," he is called " Shopkeei>er" in Dock Square. 
(Mags, Hist Soc, Proceedings^ Vol. 11, p. 392.) In Mar. 1776, 
with a family of two, he went with Howe's fleet to Halifax, from 
there, very likely in May, sailing with his brother Gilbert and other 
Loyalists for England. {Mass. Hist. Soc, Proceedings, vol. 18, p. 
266.) With his brother he was proscribed and banished in 1778. 
He was a vestryman of King's Chapel from 1763 to 1776. In 
1754 he exchanged his pew, No. 68, in the church with Samuel 
Withered for pew No. 66. 

I^wis De Blois married first, in Boston, 4 Sept. 1748 (Rev. 
Timothy Cutler, D.D., officiating), Elizabeth Jknkins, daughter 
of Robert and Elizabeth (Oo<ldard), who was born 16 Aug. 1730 
and died 16 or 17 June 1767. lie married secondly, 25 Dec. 1770, 
Elizabeth Debukk, who died in England 23 Nov. 1799, aged 74. 
lie died in England 9 Feb. 1799, and in the Crentleinan s Magazine, 
vol. 69, part 1, p. 173, appeared the following notice: "Very sud- 
denly at his apartments in 11 ol born, after being out on that day, 
Mr. Lewis Deblois, late merchant in Boston, North America.'* He 
was probably buried in London. Administration of his estate was 
granted in Boston, 9 Sept. 1800, to his eldest son George. 

Children by first wife : 

12. 1. Gkohgk,* called ^Mr.,'' b. 27 Oct. 17r)0. 

li. Sahah. b. 29 Dec. 17r»3; m. 25 Dec. 1771, in Kinjj's Chapel Parish, 
her father's first cousin, Gkoiigk' Dk Blois, called •' Sr.,'* b. at 
Oxford 6 Mar. 17.W40, founder of the Halifax, Nova Scotia, 
branch of the family. ( Vide infra, 7.) 

13. III. Lkwis, b. 10 Apr. 1762. 

Iv. Gii.BKRT. b. 20 Dec. 17G3; d. at Providence, R. L, June 1785, prob- 
ably without Issue. 

6. Stf.piien' De Blois, Jr. (Gfurgp^ Louis^)^ bom at Oxford in 1735, 

came, it is said, in a warship to Newport, R. I., at the age of thir- 
teen, and decided, like his brotht^r George, to make New England 
his home. On the earliest stages of his business career no light is 
thrown ; but in Sept. 17.57 ** Wickham and De Blois ''* advertise in 
the Boston Gnzetle, at the " Sign of the Golden Eagle, opposite to 
Dr. Tweedy's," and at their store *' opposite to Col. Mall)one's brick 
house," a large stock of hardware, India goods, etc. In May 1763 

* The name of this Newport firm was later '* De Blois and Wickham 


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Stephen De Blois, Jr., advertises a similar, though larger stock at 
bis shop at the " Sign of the Golden Eagle," Dock Square, Boston, 
George De Blois, his brother, also announcing in the same adver- 
tisement a mixed stock of hardware, spices, silks, threads, canvas, 
hour-glasses, coffee-mills, etc., at his shop in Salem. ( Boston Gazette^ 
May 9, 1768.) It will thus be seen that Stephen, Jr.'s, place of 
business in Boston at this time was the same as that of his cousin 
Lewis, but what business connection there was between the two 
does not appear. In the News Letter of February 23 and March 15, 
1764, Stephen, Jr., informs the public that he has <)j)ened a store 
in Dedham, at the house of Dr. Nathaniel Ames (the almanac* 
maker), where he has a large stock of hardware. He will take in 
exchange for new goods old pewter and brass. This temporary 
removal, like that of his cousin Gilbert to Weston at the same 
time, was made necessary by the epidemic of smallpox raging in 
Boston. How soon after this Stephen, Jr., removed permanentiy 
to Newport, R. I., is not known, but the Biographical Cyclopedia 
of R, /., part 1, p. 114, says that in Newport he was first an im- 
porter of hardware, then a shipping merchant and shijvowner, al- 
together one of the most considerable merchants in the town. 

In the Revolution he was a Tory, and for a whUe he left New- 
port for New York ; but he resettled there in Aug. 1784, and in 
1790 his household is described as consisting of one male over 16, 
two males under 16, six white females, and two slaves. His 
dwelling-house was on Thames Street, " opposite the old Ruggles 
house," and there he died, 15 Feb. 1805, in his 70th year. He was 
a vestryman of Trinity Parish, Newport, and is buried in Trinity 
Churchyard. The inscription on his tombstone calls him a "re- 
spectable citizen and merchant of Newport," and the Biographical 
Cyclopedia says that he was generous, enterprising, public-spirited, 
and foremost in every movement for tiie prosperity and welfare of 
the town. 

lie married first,* at Newport, 9 Dec. 1767, Rebecca Wick- 
ham ; and secondly, 15 Mar. 1779, Jane or Jenny Brown, who 
died 8 July 1829, aged 78, and whose inscription may be read in 
Trinity Churchyard. 

Child by first wife : 
i. George,* bapt. 12 Aug. 1770 in Trinity Parish, Newport. 

Children by second wife : 

ii. Ann, m. Capt. Robert RoerNsoN of Newport. 

iii. STRruEN, m. Sarah Ellis Dean. 

Iv. Elizabeth, b. 16 Oct. 1786; m. Timothy Pearce. 

y. Rebecca, bapt. Jan. 1788, when 3 months old ; m. David Thatcher. 

vi. John, bapt. 2 Dec. 1790; m. Sarah Cookson Scott. 

vii. Jane, bapt. 16 Mar. 1797 ; d. unm. at Newport abt. 1878. 

7. George" De Blois {George^^ Louis^), called " Sr.,'* born at Oxford 
6 Mar. 1739/40, reached Boston, Mass., in Jan. 1761, and on Christ- 
mas Day, 1771, being then of Salem, married, in King's Chapel 
Parish, Sarah^ De Blois, daughter of Lewis,' his first cousin, and 
Elizabeth (Jenkins). Sarah De Blois was bom in lioston 29 Dec 
1753. ( Vide supra, 5.) 

• This is believed to have been his first marriage. 

14 Old Boston Familiea [Jan. 

George De Blois lived at Salem, but seems to have had business 
comiectioiis with his relatives Gilbert, Lewis, and Stephen De Blois, 
and was in business with Greorge De Blois, Jr. Like his cousins 
in Boston he was an ardent Tory, and in 1774 signed addresses to 
Hutchinson and Gage. In Apr. 1775 he was obliged to flee from 
Salem, leaving behind him property valued at £438. 11. 5|, of 
which, however, he recovered a good deal. (Etsex Institute Bistort 
teal CoUectianSy vol. 43, p. 302.) When he saw that it was necessary 
to leave Salem, he first planned to go to Boston, but this plan he 
found impracticable, and he therefore embarked for Halifax, 29 Apr. 
1775, in the brig Afinerva, with his own family, a Mrs. Cottnam and 
her family, Dr. John Prince, and Mr. James Grant He left Hali- 
fax, 14 June 1777, in the transport Catherine, for New York, where 
he staid for three years, until 28 July 1781, when he left New York 
harbor on the Britannic for Halifax, sailing 1 Aug. from Sandy 
Hook. He reached Halifax again 14 Aug. 1781, and establishing 
a commission business lived tibere, perhaps without again visiting 
the United States, until 1799. In the latter year, in very poor 
health, and accompanied by his daughter Sarah, he left Halifax^ 
4 May, in the schooner Mary for Boston. After eight days he 
reached Boston, and from there went to Newport, R. I. In Newport 
his illness increased, and he died, 18 June 1799, probably at his 
brother's house. In the churchyard of Trinity Church is a tomb- 
stone, on which is the following inscription : 

'< Sacred to the memory of Gfeorge De Blois, Esq., a reputable 
merchant of Halifax, Nova Scotia, who departed this life the 18^ 
of June, 1799, in the 59^ year of his age ; and of his sister, Mary 
De Blois, died December 11, 1818, aged 75 years." 

On the 8th of May, 1802, a little less than three years after her 
husband's death, Mrs. Greorge De Blois sailed from Halifax in the 
schooner Mary with her sons Stephen Wastie and William Minet 
and her daughters Lydia and Ann Maria, to make her home once 
more in Massachusetts. The next month the sons returned to Hali- 
fax, but the mother and daughters remained at Dedham. At Hali- 
fax the sons continued their father's business in the name of their 
mother, Sarah De Blois. It is not known in what year Mrs. De 
Blois herself returned to Halifax ; but she died there at the house 
of her son Stephen Wastie, 25 Dec. 1827, '< aged 74." 

Children : 

1. Elizabeth/ b. 20 Nov. 1772; bapt. In St. Peter's Parish, Salem. 
Stephen* De Blois of Boston records In his family Bible : ^^ My 
graud-danffhter Sarah was delivered of a daughter, November 20, 
1772." Elizabeth De Blois m. at the house of her sister Sarah 
Boggs in Halifax, 16 Sept. 1802, Lieut. Wiluam Dkspard, bach- 
elor, of the 7th Regt., Royal Fusiliers, nephew of Lieut.-Gen. 
Despwrd. Children: \. Harriet Murray. 2. P^tV^p, a captain fai 
the army. 8. Letitia. 4. George P<ickenham^ a clergyman of the 
English Chorch. 

U. Sarah, b. at Salem 18 Aug. 1774; m. at Halifax 8 Sept. 1800, by 
Rev. Robert Stanser, afterwards Bishop of Nova Scotia, to Thom- 
AS Booos, son of Dr. James and Mary (Morris), b. 1771. Chil- 
dren: 1, James George. 2. AnnAnsell. 8. Sarah. 4. Thofnas. 
6. Fanny. 6. Henry. 7. George. 8. Stephen. 9. Botoman. 10. 
Kate. 11. Edwin^ d. yonng. 

ill. Mary, b. at Halifax 2Q June 1776 ; bfipt- in St. Pl^ul*s Parish b^ Her. 
Dr. John Breynton, 

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It. Bbbbcca, b. in New York 6 Mar. 1778 ; bapt. there 7 Apr. following 
by Rev. William Walter, D.D.; m. May 1811 Rbv. John Bart- 
LETT, a graduate of Harvard, pastor of the Second Congregational 

gjnitarian) JParish, Marblehead, Mass., from 1811 to 1849; d. 24 
ec. 1858. Children: 1. John Stephen. 2. Sarah Lydia, 8. 
Samuel William, 4. George Edward, 5. Mary Susan, 6. Leiwi$ 
De Blois, 

14. V. Stkfhkn Wastie, b. in New York 16 Jan. 1780. 

15. vi. Geckos Lewis, b. at Halifax 17 Jane 1782. 

Til. Ltdia Harriet (or Harriot), b. at Halifax 19 Jane 1784; m. at 
Dedliam, Mass., 25 Nov. 1805, Rev. James Flint, D.D., b. at North 
Reading, Mass., 10 Dec. 1779, d. at Salem 4 Mar. 1855. Dr. Flint 
was graduated at Harvard in 1802, and settled first at East Bridge- 
water, Mass. He then became pastor of the East Church (Uni- 
tarian) of Salem. Children: 1. Sarah Ann, 2. Prances Maria. 
8. Amelia Ghrant. 4. James, 5. William De Blois. 6. Elizabeth 
Despard, 7. Henry Elkins, 8. George Herbert. 9. Caroline Danr 

Till. Ann Maria (or Mart Ann), b. at Halifax 19 or 20 July 1787 ; bapt. 
by Rev. Joshua Wingate Weeks; d. unm. at Dedliam, Mass., 80 
Oct. 1802, in her 16th year. 

ix. Francis Edwin, b. 25 Oct. 1789 ; bapt. by Rev. Joshua Wingate 
Weeks; d. 27 July 1790. 

16. X. William Minet, b. 7 or 10 Nov. 1795. 

8. Gilbert* ( Gilberty* Stephen^^ Louis^)y bom 20 Sept. 1755, married 

an English wife, whose name we do not know. In the Revolution 
he sympathized with the American cause, and thus incurred his 
father's severe displeasure. He died probably 12 Nov. 1803. 

17. L Francis Oilbert,* b. abt. 1781 . 

9. William* De Blois {Gilbert,^ Stephen^^ Louis^)^ bom at Medford, 

Mass., 7 Oct. 1758, and baptized in King's Chapel 20 Oct. 1758, 
married, 11 Sept. 1785, Sarah Williams, who was born at Salem, 

A merchant in Boston, he was also captain of a ship, and about 
1796 was seized by the French and taken to Bordeaux. In 1789 
be was in Georgia. In 1786-87, in 1796-97, and possibly between 
1788 and 1796, he was a vestryman of King's Chapel. In 1785 
he owned pew No. 55 in the Chapel ; and in the same year pew No. 9, 
which as early as 1754 had been acquired by Samuel Wentworth, 
father of Lady Frances Wentworth, was sold to him by the wardens. 

He died in London, and administration on the estate of '^ Wil- 
liam De Blois, mariner," was granted in Boston, 26 Jan. 1807, to 
Thomas Appleton, trader. 

Children : 

18. i. Gilbert,^ b. 24 June 1786. 

11. Sally Williams, b. 12 May 1788; bapt. iu Kind's Chapel Nov. 
1788; m. 28 Sept. 1809, by Rev. John Sylvester John Gardiner, 
D.D., to John Clark Brown, Hon of Josiah and Susanna 
(Clark), b. 19 Dec. 1781. Children: 1. John De niois, b. 1813. 
2. Sarah, b. 1819. 8. Susanna Elizabeth, b. 1» May 1mi?0. 4. 
Augusta Magee, b. 13 July 1822. 6. Hannah Lottha, h. Feb. 1826. 

ili. Charles Jarvis, bapt. in King's Chapel 12 Aug. 1792 ; d. young. 

iv. Augusta, bapt. 18 Aug. 1795. 

V. Augusta Smith, bapt. 8 Nov. 1790; m. Jamks Maokr. 

vi. Thomas Melville, b. 1800; d. unm. at Salem 25 Feb. 1892, aged 
92. He lived first at Halifax, N. S., where lie was clerk to Stephen 
Wastie De Blois (Bowie and De Blois), and afterwards at Bath- 
urst, Richibucto, and St. John, N. B. 

16 Old Boston FamilieB [Jan. 

yU. Carolinb Louisa, bapt. at Charlestown, Mass., 27 Oct. 1805 (record 
at King's Chapel) ; m. (1) Charles Church Chaitdlbr Tuckrr; 
m. (2) 25 Aug. 1842 Asahsl Huntington, Esq., of Salem, for 
whom see Essex Inst. Hist. CoLU^ vols. 11, pp. 81-114, and 15, p. 
295 ; d. at Salem 17 Ang. 1888, aged 82. Children by second hos- 
band : 1. William De Blois, b. 15 Aug. 1848 ; d. at Manila Mar. 
1868. 2. Sarah Louisa, b. 23 July 1845. 8. Arthur Lord, b. 28 
July 1848 ; d. 19 Oct. 1902. 

10. Lewis* De Blois (Gilberty* Stephen,^ Louts^), hom 25 May 1760, 

married, 21 July 1789, Ruth Hooper Dalton, daughter of Hon. 
Tristram and Ruth (Hooper) of Newbury port, Mass., who was bom 
17 May 1767. He was living in New York 11 Nov. 1789, as his 
father's will shows. He was a purser in the U. S. Navy in the 
War of 1812, was afterwards stationed as purser at the Charlestown 
navy-yard, whither he was ordered 18 May 1815, and was subse- 
quently Portuguese consul at Boston. He died in Boston 24 Mar. 
1833, and was buried in the De Blois tomb. 
Children : 

I. Mary Ann,* b. 1790 ; d. unm. 

II. CuAULOTTK, b. abt. 1791 ; d. unm. at Boston 24 July 1881, aged 90. 
ill. Elizabeth, b. at Philadelphia, 1792 ; d. unm. at Boston 4 May 1849, 

aged 56. Her will, dated 6 Apr. 1849, mentions her brother Dal- 
ton and her sisters Matilda and Charlotte. 

Iv. John, d. unm. 

V. Matilda D., b. at Georgetown, D. C, abt. 1798 ; d. unm. at Boston 
6 Aug. 1868, aged 65. 

vi. Dalton, b. abt. 1800; d. unm. at Boston 11 Apr. 1854, aged 54. 
Administration of his estate was granted to his sister Matilda, 
29 May 1854. 

11, Stephen* De Blois {Gilbert^* Stephen,^ Louts^), bom in Boston 

4 Apr. 1764, married, 25 Sept. 1792 (Rev. Samuel Parker olHci- 
ating), his first cousin, Elizabetu Amory, daughter of Thomas 
and ElizalHjth (Coffin), who was born 2G July 1768 and died 21 
Oct. 1850. He died at the United States Hotel, Boston, where he 
had long made liis home, 3 June 1850. 

Pie went to Portland, Me., soon after the conclusion of peace 
with Great Britain, in 1783, opened a store at the comer of Ex- 
change and Middle Streets, Portland, and in 1788 purchased that 
property of Dea. Richard Codman. In his father's will, dated 11 
Nov. 1 789, he is mentioned as living at Portland. Two years after 
his marriage he returned to Boston to reside. (Register, vol. 10, 
p. 63, and vol. 22, p. 199.) 

Children : 

I. Strphkn,* Jr.., b. abt. 1793; d. at Boston 21 July 1817, aged 24; 

bur. in the De Blois tomb. He had been long at Savannah, Ga. 

II. Thomas Amory, b. at Boston Dec. 1794 ; bapt. In Trinity Parish, 

Boston, 4 Jan. 17U5; m. Dorcas Derking, daughter of James of 
Portland, Me. ; d. at Portland, Me., 14 Sept. 1867, without issue, 
aged 72 years, 9 months. His wife survived him. He was gradu- 
ated at Harvard College in 1813, and practised law at Portland, 
Me. During the administrations of Presidents Taylor and Fill- 
more he was U. S. district attorney for Maine, and in 1857 repre- 
sented Portland in the legislature. Bowdoin College conferred 
on him in 18G7 the degree of LL.D. (See biographiad sketch in 
Registrr, vol. 22, p. 199.^ 
19. ill. John Amoky» b. in Boston in 1797. 

iv. Elizabeth Amort, bapt. 12 Aug. 1799 ; d. 1876. 

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T. Cathabikb Codman, bapt. 25 Jane 1801 ; d. young. 

vl. Maky Nbwrll, b. 1804; d. 187G. 

vli. Nathaniel James, bapt. 18 May 1806 ; m. abt. 1846 Mrs. AngI^xique 

L. V. (RoussE) Hurd; d. s.p. at Boston 13 Aug. 1868, aged 62. 
viii. Edward A., bapt. 2 Aug. 1808 ; d. at New Orleans in 1832. 

12, George* De Blois (Lewis,^ Stephen,^ LouiV), called "Jr.," bom 
27 Oct. 1750, married first, in Boston, 10 Oct. 1773, Catharine 
Laughton, who died at Halifax, Nova Scotia, 21 Apr. 1776, aged 
24;* secondly, in New York City, 11 Aug. 1777, Ltdia Scott; 
and thirdly, 22 June 1809, Mrs. Ruth (Hooper) Jenkins 
of Newburyport, Mass., widow of Lewb Jenkins. He died in 
Boston, 6 Sept. 1819, aged 69, and was buried in the De Blob 
tomb in King's Chapel. In pursuance of the widow's petition in 
1819, administration of the estate of George De Blois was granted 
to George Lewis* De Blois, son of George,' a nephew and second 
cousin of the deceased, and the widow herself was appointed, 8 
Nov. 1819, guardian of her two children. 

At the time of his first marriage George De Blois was living at 
Newburyport. In a memorial to the British Government, claiming 
recompense for losses he had sustained in the Revolution, he says 
that at the beginning of the war he was settled in Newburyport, 
Mass., but that in April, 1775, he embarked with his family for the 
River St. John. When his uncle Gilbert's will was made he was 
probably living in Boston. 
Children, by third wife : 

i. George,* b. 80 Dec. 1810 ; bapt. in Trinity Parish, Boston, 26 Apr. 

il. Elizabeth Jenkins, b. 20 Nov. 1811; bapt. in Trinity Parish, Bos- 
ton, 2 Feb. 1812. 

18. Lewis* De Blois, Jr. {Lewis* Stepheriy^ Louts^), born in Boston, 
10 Apr. 1762, and baptized in Kling's Chapel, is said to have been 
in 1777 in the employ of Stephen De Blois of Newport, R. 1. He 
married, but his wife's name is unknown. In his American Loyal- 
tsts Sabine confuses Lewis, Jr., with his father Lewis ; but Sabine's 
statement that after the peace Lewis was a merchant in St. John, 
N. B., and in 1795 a member of the Loyal Artillery there, prop- 
erly refers to Lewis, Jr., and is undoubtedly true. He died at 
St. John, 9 Oct. 1801, "aged 39." 
Children : 

1. Mary,* d. unm. 

il. Elizabeth Cranston, m. at St. John, N. B., Jambs Whtte, Esq., 

Sheriff of the County of St. John, 
ill. Thomas L., a sea-captain, lost at sea ; no children. 
iv. George, mate with his brother Thomas L. ; d. In Jamaica, W. I. 

14. Stephen Wastie* De Blois (George,* Sr., George,^ Louis^) bom in 
New York, 16 Jan. 1780, and baptized there 13 Feb. following 

by Rev. William Walter, D.D., married Jane Catharine , 

who died 17 June 1854, aged 52. 

He was a prominent merchant at Halifax, Nova Scotia, and was 
at first attached to St. Paul's Parish. In the defection from that 

•In the register of St. Paors Parish, Halifax, where this record is found, there is 
•ito recordea the burial, 23 Apr. 1776, of a Charlotte Do Blois, the name Charlotte 
btiiif here ondoabtedly an error for Catharine. 

18 Old Boston Families [Jan. 

parish, 1824-1826, however, he withdrew, and connected himself 
with St. George's ; and on the south wall of St. George's Church, 
the ** Bound Church," there is a tablet' to his memory. 

He died 26 Dec. 1848, and is buried in St. George's Church plot 
in Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax, where his wife and other members 
of the famUy also lie. In his will, dated 18 Apr. 1844, he mentions 
his wife, his two sons, his daughter Sarah Wastie, then under 21, 
and his nephew, Rev. George I'ackenham Despard. 


20. i. George Wastie*. ^ 

ii. Samuel Wastie, barrister, b. probably in 1827 ; d. unm. at TTuHf^T 

23 Mar. 1870, aged 43. 
ill. Sarah Wastie, m. Albert Henblet, Esq., of Charlottetown, F.B.I., 
and has issue. 

15. George Lewis* De Blois ( Gtwgt^ Sr., Gtwrgt^ Louis^), bom at 

Halifax 17 June 1782, and baptized by Rev. John Breynton, D.D., 
removed in early life to Boston, where he became a well-known 
shipping merchant, connected successively with the firms of Cool- 
idge, De Blois and Co., George L. De Blois and Co., and Skinner 
and De Blois. 

He married in Boston Amelia Grant, daughter of Moses of 
Boston, who was born 2 Mar. 1792, and died 20 Aug. 1867. He 
died 22 or 23 Oct. 1837, and is buried in the family tomb in King's 
Chapel. The guardianship of her three youngest children was 
granted, 21 Mar. 1842, to Amelia De Blois. 

Children : 

1. Stephen Grant,* b. in Boston 1 Aug. 1816; m. 29 Oct. 1850 Amelia 
D. Grant, dau. of Samuel of Philadelphia, Fa., formerly of Bos- 
ton; d. without issue 5 Apr. 1888. For many years he was a 
prominent member of Trinity Church, Boston. (See Beoistxr, 
vol. 44, pp. 324-326.) 
21. ii. Grokgb Lewis, Jr., b. in Boston 6 Jan. 1822. 

iii. Elizabeth, m. Frederick Bush of Boston. 

iv. Sarah Ann, m. James Bush of Boston. 

V. Anne E., m. (1) Capt. Nye; ra. (2) 22 July 1868 Alezandkr Pbb- 
CKVAL, Esq., of Temple House, co. Sligo, Ireland, barrister, b. 25 
June 1821, third son of Alexander Perceval, Esq., of Temple 
House, J. P., Lieut. -Col. of the Sligo militia, Sergeant-at-Arms to 
the House of Lords, and his wife Jane Anne (L*Estrange). (See 
Burke*s landed Gentry.) 

yi. Francis Edward, drowned in Ipswich Bay. 

16. William Miket* De Blois (George,* Sr., George,* Louis^), bom at 

Halifax 7 or 10 Nov. 1795, and baptized by Rev. Robert Stanser, 
D.D., married Jane Vermilte Pryor, daughter of John and 
Sarah (Stevens), who was baptized at Halifax 19 Jan. 1802. He 
died 27 Dec. 1837 ; and his widow was married, secondly, to George 
W. Daniel, and lived in Nevis, British West Indies. 
Children : 

i. Edward Pryor,^ a merchant at Halifax. 

ii. Sarah Jane, m. 17 Sept. 1846 Lord Willlam Krnnedt, then Captain 
R. A., b. 80 Nov. 1823, d. 6 Mar. 1868, sixth child of Archibald, 
Earl of Cassilis, grandson of Archibald, twelfth Earl of Cassills 
and first Marqu^ of Ailsa, and younger brother of Archibald, 
second Marquis of Ailsa; d. 5 Feb. 1875. Children: 1. Mcary 
Oswald, 2. William, 8. Mabel Esme. 

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iii. Emma Sophia, m. Capt. Charlks Austkn, B. N., son of Admiral Sir 
Cliarles Austen, B. N., and nephew of Miss Jane Austen, the 

iv. Bey. Stephek William, D.D., b. at Halifax i Aug. 1827; bapt. in 
St. Paul's Parish by Bev. Edward Wiz, Bishop's Chaplain ; grad- 
uated at Acadia College, Wolfvllle, Nova Scotia; m. at Wolfville, 
14 Feb- 1855, Mary Sophia Fitch, dau. of Simon, Jr., and Sophia 
Henrietta (DeWolf), b. 24 June 1827. ChUdren: I. HenrieUa 
Sophia, b. 29 Dec. 1855 ; d. 29 Aug. 1859. 2. Rev. Austen Kennedy^ 
Ph.D., LL.D., now of Boston, Mass., who m. Ermlnie Dagmar 
Day, and has children. (Eaton's History of King's Co., Nova 
Scotia, pp. 487, 625.) 

V. Jane Vkkmilye, b. 19 July 1829 ; d. unm. at Plymouth, England, 
probably in 1908. 

vi. Bev. Henry Despard, M.A., D.C.L., a clergyman of the Church of 
England in Nova Scotia and rural dean, b. at Halifax 13 Oct. 
1831; bapt. in St. Paul*s Parish; graduated at King's College, 
Windsor, N. S. ; d. at Annapolis Boyal 6 June 1911. He m. (1) 
Eleanor Esmond Spurr, dau. of Thomas and Charlotte (Van 
Buskirk) ; m. (2) 4 Feb. 1891 Margaret Mary McLachlan of 
Luuenburg, N. S. Children by first wife: 1. Henry, m. in Cen- 
tral America a lady of Spanish origin, and has three children. 2. 
William Minet, m. Bessie Bit<;hie, dau. of Bev. James J. of Anna- 
polis Boyal, and has three children. 8. Frederic, living in Central 
America, probably unm. 4. Emily Charlotte^ m. Charles McCor- 
mick, merchant, of Annapolis Boyal. 

vii. William Minet, Jr., solicitor. 

vili. Frederick Charles, b. 5 May 1838 ; d. young. 

ix. Louis George, M.D., a well-known physician of Bridgetown, N. S., 
m. 25 June 18B3 Armanilla Willett of Granville, N. S., dau. of 
Walter and Bebecca (Gilliatt). Children: 1. Louis William. 2. 
Ella Jane^ ni. (1) Hastings Freeman of Shelbume, N. S. ; m. (2) 
Harry V. Barrett of Boston, Mass. 

17. Francis Gilbert* (Gilbert^* Jr., Gilbert* Stepheti* Louis'^), bom 
about 1781, was baptized in Trinity Parish, Boston, as an adult, 24 
Feb. 1808, George De Blois and his wife acting as spom^ors. 

He married Millicent M. , who died in Boston, 25 Nov. 

1834 or 1835, aged 46, and was buried in the family tomb in King's 
Chapel, administration on her estate being granted to Thomas W. 
Phillips, 28 Aug. 1837. He died in Ik)ston, 18 Apr. 1831, aged 
50, and was buried also in the tomb in King's Chapel. He and his 
wife Millicent were witnesses to the will of his grandmother, Ann 
De Blois. 

The guardianship of their daughter Millicent De Blois (her mid- 
dle name being either Alicia or Cecilia), aged about seventeen, was 
granted, 30 Oct. 1837, to George AV. Phillips of Boston. After the 
death of their parents the younger children were much under the 
care of their great-aunt. Miss Elizabeth De Blois. 

Children : 

i. Gilbert Francis,* bapt. in Trinity Parish 29 June 1809 ; d. yomig. 

11. Ann, d. unm. 

iii. Elizabeth, d. unm. 

iv. Maroarrtta Mary, m. in Trinity Parish 9 June 1830, by Bishop 

Griswold, to Capt. Philip Dumaresq, and had eight children. 

(KE(;it^RR, vol. 17, p. 319; and Pickering Genealogy, p. 844.) 
▼. Millicent Alicia (or Cecilia), b. abt. 1820; d. unm. 
vi. Francis Giijsrrt, b. 1822 ; d. 23 Dec. 1822, aged 11 mos. 
vil. John, d. young. 


20 Old Boston Families [Jan. 

18. Gilbert* De Blois ( WiUiamy^ Gilbert,* Stephen,* Lou%s% Iwrn 24 

June 17HG, marrie<l Caroline Annie , who was baptized 

in King's Chapel Parish, with lier two elder sons, 26 June 1812. 
lie (lied in Boston 9 Sept. 1«20. 
Chihiren : 

22. i. John Brown,* b. 1810. 

ii. William Lkwih, bapt. in Ring's Chapel 2G Juno 1812 ; lived in Maine, 
where he ni. and had issue. 

ill. AUOUttTA. 

iv. Hknry G., probably lived and d. unra. In Westchester Co., N. Y. 

19. John Amouy* De Blois {Stephen^ GUbert,^ Stephen* Low's^), bom in 

lioston in 171)7, and baptized in Trinity I*arish 21 Sept. 1797, was 
gra(hmte<l at Harvard in 1816. lie married Kmily Jane Rousse, 
daughter of Jean Claude and Anne (Oni're), who was born in Vir- 
ginia 21 Nov. 1822 and died in B(wton 2 Feb. 1907. He die<i at 
Columbus, Ga., 30 May 18.55, and administration of his estate was 
grante<l to Kdward A. Dexter of Huston, 22 Oct. 1855.* 
Children : 

i. Thomas Amory,* M.I)., a well-known physician of Boston, b. 27 Jan. 
184K; fo^duated at the U. S. Naval Academy and was for 18 years 
hi the Navy; graduated later in medicine at l>artmouth in 1877 
and at tlie University of New York iu 1h78 ; m. Louisa Dorintuea 
Anderson, dau. of Charles E. of New York. Children: 1. Eliza" 
heth Amonj, 2. Leims Amory^S.B. (Harvard), 1891). 

li. John Edward, b. 1850; d. at Manila, 1875. 

ill. Nathanikl Jamks, b. 1853; d. at Newport, R. I., 1900. He was of 
the Ann of l)c Blois and Eldridge, Newport. 

20. George Wastie*^ {Stephen Wastie* George,* Sr,, George* Loui$^)y 

married, probal>ly at Charlottetown, 1*. K. 1., Sarah Frances 
Ha VI land. 
Children : 

1. Alice R.,' m. George Pkatb. 

ii. Robert Fitzgerald, m. DesBrisay. 

iii. Ada Maria. 

Iv. Gkoroe Walter. 

v. Louis Heath. 

vi. Be.'*sir (twin), b. abt. 1857; d. young. 

Til. Frances (twin), b. abt. 1857; d. 25 Feb. 1888, ** lnher26"»year''; bop. 

at Halifax, 
vill. Kathleen Beatrice. 
Ix. Laura, d. unm. 

X. George Dundes, killed by an accident at sea. 
xl. Mary Peters, d. uum. 

21. George Lewis,* .Ir. ( ^^e-or^*? Z^triV George * Sr., George,* Louiit^), 

born G Jan. 1822, married Amanda Malvina Fuller, and died 
23 Jan. 1890. 

•The Columhut Enquirer oT b June 1855 contnins the following: "This sudden 
death of one of our leading merchants fills our entire community with profound sor- 
row. In nil the relations of life Mr. John A. De Bloi* wan a mo<lcl man; he was one 
of the pillars of the Episcopal Cliurch. He was a native of Boston, hut has resided 
in this city since 1837, and has been actively engaged in the commission business as 
a mcmbt'r of the firm of Hall and De Bloin, a firm which has contributed m»ich to the 
prosperity of the city of Cohunbus by its extensive business relations with Northern 
manufact'nrcrs. Honest and unright in his business relations, social in his intercourse 
with his ft'llow<i, a model husband, father and citizen, he dies without learinir an 
enemy behind him, and his loss is deplored by the community as a public caUunity." 

1913] Wai of Rev. Obadiah Holmes 21 

Children : 

i. Jbannie,* m. (1) Jambs B. Page; m. (2) Samuel S. C. Wiluams. 

U. Harbiet Smith, m. £Dwm Augustus Boaudman. 

UL George Lewis, Sd, b. 17 Aug. 18G7; graduated at Harvard in 1889 ; 
m. Maby Brooks, dau. of John F., £sq. ; is of the Ann of Bur- 
roughs And ]>e Blols of Boston ; has a dau. Elizabeth. 

22. John Brown* Dk Blois {Gilbert,^ William,'^ Gilbert,^ Stephen^* 
L(mi$^)y born at Bath, Me^ in 1810, and baptized in King's Chapel 
26 Jnne 1812, married, 10 June 1838, Lydia Fillebrown, who 
died 27 Nov. 1882, aged 76 years and 2 months. He died in Boston 
17 Mar. 1887, aged 76 years, 6 months, and 15 days. 
Children : 

i. John Q./ b. 20 Mar. 1839; d. 2% Oct. 1857. 

ii. Geobge, b. 25 Oct. 1840; d. 17 Apr. 1843. 

ill. Augusta Elizabeth, b. at Cambridge, Mass., 23 Mar. 1843 ; d. at 

Boston 5 Nov. 1864. 
It. Charles Thomas, b. 29 May 1844 ; lives in Boston, unm. 

An Isaac De Blois, Sabine says, <^ was in the service of the King, and a 
Kentenant. In 1784 a lot in the city of St. John, New Brunswick, was 
muted him by the Crown." He was probably another member of the 
Oxford, Engliind, family, of whom we have no further knowledge. Nor 
have we any further knowledge of Klenor Deblois or Dublois, married, 
according to Boston records, 9 Sept. 1787 to Jonathan Bellows, or Violet 
Deblois, married 4 June 1789 to Prince Hunter. 


Communicated bj Miss Edith Mat Tillbt of Newport, R. I. 

The original will of Rev. Obadiah Holmes, a copy of which fol- 
lows, was found recently among the Bull family papers, which are 
now in the possession of Charles M. BuU, Esq., of New York City 
and of Newport, R. I. No recorded copy of this will is known to 

These are to Signifie that I obadiah Holme of Newport on Rhod Island 
Being at present threw the goodness And mercy of my god of Sound mem- 
ory And being by dayly intimations putt in mind of the frailty And In- 
certainty of this present Life doe tharefore for Settling my Estate in this 
world which it hath pleased the L^rd to bestow upon mee make And or- 
daine this my Last will And testament in mano' following Committing 
my Spiritt unto the Lord y^ gave it mee, And my body to y* £arth from 
whence it was taken, in hops And Expectation that it Shall from thence 
be Raised at the Resurrection of the Just. 

Imp" I will that all my Just debts which I owe unto Any person be 
payd by my Executo' hereafter named in Conyenant time After my de- 

Item I give And bequeath unto my daughte' Mary Brown five pounds 
In mony or Equivlent to mony: Item I give And bequeath unto my 

22 Will of Rev. Obadiah Holmes [Jan. 

daughte' Martha odlin tenn pounds in y* Like pay Item I give unto my 
daughte*^ Liddiah bownd tenn pound Item I give And bequeath unto my 
two grand Children y* Childrin of my daughte' Hopestill Taylor five 
pounds Each And if £ither of them deceas the Surviver to have tenn 
pounds Item I give And bequeath unto my Sonn John Holme tenn 
pounds Item I give And bequeath unto my Sonn obediah Holme tenn 
pounds Item I give And bequeath unto my grand Children the Children 
of my Sonn Samuel Holme tenn pounds to be payd unto them in Equall 
portions all these portions by mee bequeathed my will b Shall be payd 
by my Executo' in mony or eqnivilent to mony Item I give And bequeath 
unto All my grand Children Now Living tenn pounds And tenn shillings 
in y* Like pay to be Lay^ out to by Each of them Abibell Item I give 
unto my grand Child Martha brown tenn pounds in the Like pay all which 
Afore Said Legacies are to be payd by my Executo' hear After named in 
mano' heare Expressed that is to Say the ferst paymt to payd with in one 
yeare After y* decease of my wife Katnune holme & twenty ponnd y* 
yeare till all y* Legacies be payd And Each to be payd According to the 
Degree of Age My will is And I doo heare by Appoynt my Son Jobna- 
than Holme my [sojle Executo' unto home I have Solde all my Land 
housing And Stock for the performance of the Same Legacies Above — - 
And my will is that my Executo' Shall pay unto his Mother Katrain 
Holmes if Shee Survifes & Lives the Sume of twenty pounds In Mony or 
Mony pay for hir to dispose of As Shee Shall see Cause 

Lastly I doo desire my Loving friends M' James Barker Sen' m' Joseph 
Clarke And m' Phillip Smith all of Newport to be my over Seers to see 
this my will truly p'formed In Wittness AVhare of I have heare unto 
Sett My hand And Seall this ninth day of Aprill 1681 

Signed Sealled and Delivered Obadiah : hullme. 

In the p^'sence of [Seal] 

Edward Thurston 
Weston Clarke 

Edward Thurston Senr And "Weston Clark Appeared before y* Coun- 
ciell the 4*** of Decemb' 1682 And did upon their Ingagments declare & 
owne that they Saw obidiah holmes deceased Signe Seall And deliver the 
Above Ritten Will as his Act And deed and at y^ time of y" Sealling heare 
of he was in his periitt Memory According to y^ best of our understandings 
Taken iKjfore y* Counciell As Attest Weston Clarke, Town Clerk 

The Above Written Will is Entered on Record in the 80 page of the 
Councills book N** 2 belonging to y® town of Newport 

P Weston Clark Town Clerk 

In "A Letter to all my cliildren," dated 17th day, 10 mo., 1675, 
Rev. Obadiah Holmes writes : 

And now my son Joseph remember that Joseph of Arimathea was a 
good man and a disciple of Jesus and was bold and went boldly and asked 
the Inxly of Jesus and buried it. My son John remember what a loving 
and a beloved disciple he was. My daughter Hope* consider what a grace 
of God hope is and court after that hope that will never be ashamed but 
hath hope of eternal life and salvation by Jesus Christ. My son Obadiah 
consider that Obadiah was a servant of the Lord and tender in spirit and 
in a troublesome time hid the prophets by fifty in a cave. 

• Called Hopetdll in the will. 

1913] Nathanid Mott of Scituate 23 

My son Samnel remember Samuel was a chief prophet of the Lord 
ready to hear his voice saying speak Lord for Thy servant heareth. 

My daughter Martha remember Martha although she was cumbered 
with many things yet she loved the Lord and was beloved of him for He 
loved Mary and Martha. 

'NLy daughter Mary remember Mary she chose the better part that shall 
not be taken away and did hearken to the Lord's instructions. 

My son Johnathau remember how faithful and loving he was to David 
that servant of the Lord. 

My daughter Lidiah remember how Lidiah*s heart was opened her ear 
bored her spirit made to be willing to receive and obey the apostle in what 
the Lord required and was baptized and entertained and refreshed the 
servants of this Lord. 

In the Reoister, vol. 64, pp. 237-239 (July, 1910), evidence 
18 ofTered to show that Rev. Obadiah Holmes was the son of Robert 
Hulme of Reddish, in the parish of Manchester, Lancashire, Eng- 
landf and wa« baptized 18 Mar. 1609/10. Additional evidence as 
to his English connections is afforded by his memoirs, in which Rev. 
Obadiah Hoknes writes : 

The twentieth day of the tenth month in the year 1675 I Obediah 
Hnllme now come to the evening of the day being sixty nine years old or 

He also says, in speaking of his parents : 

Three sons they brought up aright to the University at Oxford. 

A letter of Rev. Obadiah Holmes, which, unfortunately, contains 
no further genealogical information, ends with these sentences : 

This for Mr John Angher, and my brother Robert Hullme, and broth- 
er in law, and sisters ; with Mary Howly, . . . 

For Robert Hullme at his house in Redish near Gorton Chapel in the 
parish of Manchester. In Lancashire. 

In these sentences, therefore. Rev. Obadiah Holmes positively 
identifies Robert Hullme of Reddish near Gorton Chapel as his 


By G. AxDBBWt MoELiBTT, Jr., A.M., of Newport, R. I. 

Nathaniel Mott, one of the pioneers of Scituate, Mass., left 
a large and interesting family, which scattered into various parts 
of New England, some of them attaining eminence in various walks 
of life previous to the War of the Revolution; but, curiously 
enough, nothing about him except the meagre and imperfect account 
to be found in Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island 
and a brief and incomplete statement in Harris's James Mott of 

24 N'athaniel Mott of Scituaie [Jan. 

Dutchess County, N. Y., and his Descendants, p. 7, has ever ap- 
peared in print. The present article will deal with Nathaniel Mott 
and his sons, showing where they settled, giving their children, and 
tracing a few of his more distinguished descendants. 

1. Nathaniel* Mott, of Scituate, Plymouth Colony, and Braintree, 
Mass., is first mentioned, as an inhabitant of Scitaate, in the list of men 
able to bear arms in Plymouth Colony in 1643. In 1645 he was one of 
the eight Scituate men sent out in the expedition of Plymouth Colony 
against the Narragansett Indians, and he served thirteen days. He is 
next found in 1656 in the neigh lK)ring town of Braintree, where he mar- 
ried. The Middlesex court records mention him as living at Mr. Parker's 
farm, 22 Dec. 1 663. The births of his children are all rewwded in the 
Braintree records, and the same records state that he was one of the four 
Braintree men killed by the Indians, 23 Feb. 1675/6, when they made 
their incursion into that town. Nathaniel Mott seems to have been a man 
of humble position, for he nowhere appears in the Suffolk land evidence^ 
and he left no will. He married at Braintree, 25 Dec. 1656, Hannah 
Shooter, widow of Peter of Scituate. 

Children, bom at Braintree : 

I. Nathaniel,* b. 28 Dec. 1657 ; d. 18 Mar. 1660/1. 
2. 11. John, b. 19 Aug. 1669. 
S. ill. Nathanul, b. 30 Aug. 1661. 
Iv. Mary, b. 15 Dec. 16G4. 

V. [Lt]i>ia, b. 12 July 1666 ; possibly m. Calkb LrrTLEFiELD of Brain- 
tree, Mahs., and of Klngstowu and New Shor^iam, R. I., ancestor 
of the Rhode Island Littlelields. 

4. tI. Samuei^ b. 25 Jan. 1668/9. 

vii. Elizabbth, b. 17 May 1671 ; m. 80 Dec. 1690 Edmund Littlefield 
of Wells, Me., and Braintree, Mass., ancestor of the Littlelields 
of Norfolk and Bristol counties. 

viii. ExPERiKNCT*, d. 24 Dec. 1672. 

5. ix. Edward, b. 11 May 1673. 

6. X. Ebenezkr, b. 16 Sept. 1675. 

2. John* Mott (Nathaniel ^)j of New Shoreham, R. I., and Lyme, 

Conn., bom at Braintree 19 Aug. 1659, removed to New Shoreham, 

or Block Island, with his brother Nathaniel about the year 1680. 

His name appears in the list of freemen there in 1684. He sold 

land at Block Island 19 Dec. 1689, and again 27 Mar. 1693, when 

he is descril>ed as "formerly of this Island, but now of Lyme, 

Connecticut." This is all that has been gleaned concerning his 

career. He married, 16 Oct. 1683, Marcy Tosh, daughter of 

William and Jael (Sullivan) of Block Island. This William Tosh 

appears to have been the William Macintosh who was among the 

Scotch prisoners shipped to New England by Cromwell in 1 651^ 

after the battles of Dunbar and Worcester, most of whom were sold 

to the Lynn and Braintree Iron Works. Tosh or Macintosh mar> 

ried at Braintree, 7 Dec. 1660, Jael Swilvan, who was evidently 

one of the shi[>-load of Irish captives sent to New England in 1 654. 

AVhen the Braintree men set out to settle Block Island, Tosh 

was among the first settlers, and became a man of prominenoe 


Children : 

i. Anna,' b. at Block Island 9 Jan. 1684 ; d. yoong. 
iL Anna, b. at Block Island 8 Jan. 1686. 

1913] Nathaniel Mott of Scituate 25 

iii. Sarah, b. at Block Island 19 Jan. 1688. 

iv. Mary [possibly a mistake for Marcy], b. at Lyme, Ck>nn., 5 Jan. 
7. V. Maucy, b. 1696. 

8. Natoaniel* Mott (Nathaniel^), of New Shoreham, R. I., born at 
Braintrce 30 Aug. 1661, followed his father-in-law Nathaniel 
^Vinsley of Salisbury, Mass., to Block Island, where he was a free- 
man in 1684. He became one of the leading citizens of New 
Shoreham and a large landowner. In 1695 and for many subse- 
quent years he was town clerk, from 1700 to 1710 he was deputy 
from the Island to the Rhode Island General Assembly, and in 
1710 he was lieutenant of the Block Island company. He married 
first, 29 Nov. 1682, Hkpzibah Winsley, daughter of Nathaniel 
of Salisbury, Mass., and Block Island ; and secondly, 23 Jan. 1 693/4, 
Sarah Tosh or MacIntosh, daughter of William and Jael 
(Sullivan) of Braintree and New Shoreham. Nathaniel Mott's 
will is dated 14 Nov. 1717, and proved 12 Dec. 1717. He is the 
ancestor of all the numerous Motts of New Shoreham. 
Children by first wife : 

I. Mary,* b. 6 Mar. 1684. 

II. Nathanifx, b. 9 Oct. 1688; d. 4 Apr. 1706. 
ill. John, b. 25 Mar. 1690 ; d. 2 Mar. 1692. 

Children by second wife : 

iv. Sarah, b. 24 Dec. 1G94. 

V. Lydia, b. 18 Mar. 1697. 

vi. John, b. 1 Jan. 1699/1700. 

vli. Bathshkba, b. 24 Apr. 1702. 

viii. Experience, b. 27 Oct. 1706. 

ix. Nathaniel, b. 25 Nov. 1706. 

X. Edward, b. 19 Mar. 1709/10. 

xi. Miriam, b. 20 July 1712. 

4. Samuel* Mott {Nathaniel^)^ of Lyme, Conn., born at Braintree 25 

Jan. 1668/9, was at Lyme as early as 6 Apr. 1692. He resided 
in that part of Lyme known as Joshua-town. He was a yeoman of 
large landed property. His will, on file at New London, is dated 
20 Aug. 1751, and was proved 16 Apr. 1753. He married first, 

at Lyme, 6 Apr. 1692, Mart ; and secondly Margaret 

, who survived him. 

Children by first wife : 

1. Mary,* b. 10 Mar. 1692/3. 

li. Samuel, b. 1 Feb. 1693/4 ; d. bef . 12 June 1735. 

iii. Hannah, b. 11 Mar. 1696/7. 

iv. John, b. 25 Dec. 1698; m. 5 Oct. 1732 his first cousin, Hannah 

Mott, dau. of Edward of Westerly, B. I. 
V. ExPRRiRNCE, b. 8 Mar. 1708/4. 
t1. Lydia, b. 22 Mar. 1706. 
vii. Nathaniel, b. 16 July 1707. 
Till. Dxbokah, b. 1 June 1710. 

5. Edward* Mott (Nathaniel^), of New Shoreham, Kingstown, and 

Westerly, R. I., born at Braintree 11 May 1673, followed his 
brothers to Block Island, where he was a freeman in 1696, and 
constable in 1700. He married, 9 Dec. 1695, Penklope Tosii, 
widow of William, Jr. His family is the most obscure of all the 
Mott families of this generation. In 1702 he was at Block Island, 

26 Jfaihantel Moti of Scituate [J 

bat be bad removed to Kingstown bv Mar. 1713, wben be was 
soed bv Capi. Jobn Greenman of Kingstown for trespass ( Newport 
County Court Files). He resided in that part of Kingstown wblcb 
was set off to Soatb Kingstown in 1723, and be is foond tbere as 
late as 1727. He became a freeman of Westerlv 1 Mav 1730. 
Administratimi on bis estate was granted, 26 May 1735, to bis 
widow Penelope, wbo was living as late as 29 Apr. 1751, wben we 
find an account of tbe town of Westerlv witb Xatban Bnrdick for 


going to " ye presten " after widow Moct*s goods. Tbe birtbs of 
bis children appear nowhere in the vital records <^ tbe towns in 
which he lived, nor do tbe probate recfords of his estate fambh any 
complete list, hut from certain deeds at Westerly, tbe record of the 
settlement of bis estate, and various items in tbe town records, it 
can be shown that be had issue as below. 
Children : 

! John.* of Stonington and Westerly. 

ii. Hannah, m. 5 Oct. 1732 John Morr of Lyme. 

iii. SitliAH. m. 16 July 1738 WnxLui Thorn of Westerly. 

iv. Samcel. of Westerly. R. I. He was the father of the distinguished 
Ueneral Samuel MotL b. at Westerly 31 Oct 1736. The latter re- 
moved to Preston. Conn., where he became a very eminent citizen^ 
a deputy, a magistrate, and ao officer in the Revolutionary War, 
and d. at Prestim 17 May 1813. ** ai;ed 78 years.** 

V. A daughtkb. m. bef. 27 Jan. 1751/2 John Lewis. 

vi.? Abigail [probably], m. 27 Jan. 1722/3 Sam mix Wobdbn of Kings- 

vii. ? Patience [probaUy], m. 8 May 1726 Nicholas Holwat of Kings- 

6. Ebenezer* Mott (yaiham'el^), of Scituate, Mass., bom at Braintree 

1 6 Sept. 1 675, is the only one of Nathaniel Motl's sons wbo re- 
mained in the original home of tbe family in New England. He 
removed from Hraintree to Scituate, where he married, 19 Feb. 
1G99/1700, Grack Vinall. He died 1 Jan. 1736. He is tbe 
ancestor of all the Motts of Scituate and tbe adjoining towns. 
Cbildren : 

1. EoENEZKR,* b. 26 Sept. 1700. 

ii. Grace, b. 17 Aug. 1702. 

iii. John, b. 11 Juue 1707. 

iv. Mary. b. 24 Mar. 1712/13. 

V. Kliz.abkth. b. 17 July 1716. 

vi. Nathaniel, b. 23 June 1720. 

7. Marct* Mott (JoAw,* A«MajiiV/*), bom 1695 (gravestone), died 

3 Apr. 1761. '* Marcy Mott of New Shorebam'* was married at 
Block Island, 1 July 1714, to Caleb Littlefield, Jr., *^of lungs- 
town.*' She is clearly the daughter of John and Marcy (Tobb) 
Mott, for the wills of Nathaniel and Samuel Mott eliminate tbem 
from consideration as her father, while Ebenezer Mott of Scituate 
married too late to be her parent. She must therefore be tbe 
child of either Edward or John Mott. Now Edward Mott was 
living at Kingstown at the time when she was called of New 
Shoreham. We find no trace of anv dauirhter Marcv for Edward 
and Penelope Mott, and the names Eilwaril and Penelope nowbere 
occur among her descendants. On the other hand, tbe first son of 
Caleb and Marcy (Mott) Littletield was named Jobn, a new name 
in tbat brancb of tbe Littlefield family. 

1913] Descendants of Samuel Ooodwin 27 

Her son, John Littlefield, Esq., was a prominent man at New 
Shoreham, being warden, deputy, and ensign. He married Phoebe 
Ray, and was t£e father of Capt. William Littlefield of Newport, 
K. I., a distinguished Revolutionary officer and senior warden of 
Trinity Church there, and of Catherine LittleiSeld, the wife of Major- 
Genend Nathaniel Greene. William Littiefield, Jr., son of Capt. 
William, was for many years collector of the port of Newport. 


Commtmicated by Hon. Hbnrt Sbwall Wbbstbb, A.M., of Gardiner, Me. 

The book from which the following records are taken was given 
Id Hon. O. B. Clason of Ganjiner, Me., by Mrs. Margaret Fen- 
laaon of Fort Kent, Me. Mrs. Fenlason is a daughter of the late 
Major William Dickey of Fort Kent, who was a prominent figure 
in Maine politics, and occupied a seat in the legislature for many 
consecutive years. On account of his complete control of his legis- 
lative district he was called " The Duke of Fort Kent.** He married 
Lydia F. Bodfish at Gardiner, Me., 23 Oct. 1842. 

Samuel Goodwin and his son Samuel were identified with the 
settlement and early history of Pownalborough on .the Kennebec 
River, a town which included the present towns of Dresden, Per- 
kins, Wiscasset, and a part of Alna. The elder Samuel was a 
member of the so-called Plymouth Company, composed of the pro- 
prietors of the Kennebec Purchase, who had obtained this grant 
originaUy from the PUgrim Colony at Plymouth. Both he and his 
son were extensive owners of real estate in Pownalborough.* 

In this book there are two series of entries. The first series is 
found only on the right-hand pages, and is written in a large, fair 
hand which might be compared to copperplate if the simile had not 
been so often employed. The rest of the writing, most of which is 
on the left-hand pages, is much inferior. Perhaps the first series 
was written by an experienced penman at Mercy Bodfish's dicta- 

*For this Goodwin family see a paper read by the late Charles E. Allen of Dresden 
before the Maine Historical Society, 17 Mar. 1892, and entitled Some Huguenot and 
Mer early Settler » on the Kennebec \n the preeent Town of Dresden. From this paper, 
which has fteen published in pamphlet form, it appears (p. 23) that John Goodwin, 
father of the elder Samuel Goodwin, was bom *' at Savers Dock, near London, Eng- 
land," 16 Mar. 1688, and came to Boston, Mass., in 1712, his wife, two sons, and a 
daairhter following him to Boston the next year. The wife and daughter died soon 
afterwards, and John Goodwin married Lydia Sprague, daughter of Jonathan of 
Maiden, Mass., the Boston records giving 25 Nov. 1714 as the date of this marriage. 
She died at Charlestown in 1739, aged 67 years. Samuel Goodwin, only son of John 
and Lydia (Sprague) Goodwin, was born *' near King's Chapel, Boston,*' 27 Jan. 1716, 
this date appearing also in the record given below and in Boston Births, 1700-1800, 
p. 114, where the birth of* Samuel Son of John Goodwin and Lydia his Wife " is re- 
corded. There is also something about this family in Wyman's Genealogies and E§- 
tatet of Cbarleatown. 

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1913] Descendants of Samuel Goodwin 29 

markable Earthquake- Taken in Travel about a 11 or 12 A clock at 

Night and continuid till 1 1 or 1 2 in the Day and then Brought to bead 

then a Nother Terrible Earthquake 
Stphen Nymphas Twy cross was bom the 8^ of Decern^ 1773 The son of 

the above* 
Pownalborough April 14"* 1774 Mercy Goodwin Daughter of Major Samuel 

Goodw^in was Marrid to Nymphas Bodfish Of sandage by .ludge Bowman 

Of pownalborough in the county of Lincoln on a fast dayf .... 
Joseph Goodwin Bodfish son of the Aforesaid was Born at sandage the 29^ 

Day of September 1776 sunday Evning at 7 aclock. 
William Bodfish son of aforesaid was Born at sandage the 3** Day of April 

1779 on a saterday 10 aclock Morning 
Pownalborough October 3** 1776 Abigail Goodwin Daughter of Major 

Samuel Goodwin was Marrid to M"^ Thomas Johnson by the Rev^ Jacob 

Bayley On Thursday Afternoon .... 
Tbomas Johnson son of Aforesaid John And Rebeca Johnson was Bom 

Feb^ the 8"» 1778 Sunday at 10 or 11 Aclock in the Monning .... 
Sep' the 3** 1782 This Day Mary Bodfish Daughter of the aforesaid 

Njmphas and Mercy Bodfish was Born Tuesday Morning At 7 Aclock 

mt Pownalborough court house 
October the 13"» 1784 Samuel Goodwin Bodfish Son of the Aioresaid 

Nvmphas and Mercy Bodfish was Born Wednesday Afternoon about 5 

Aclock In Fairfield 
Ifargret Bodfish Daughter of the Aforesaid Nymphas and Mercy Bodfish 

Was Bom at pownalborough at Judge Bowmans house October the 16^ 

1786 Wednesday Momning at 8*** Aclock 

My Honoured Mother Elizabeth Goodwin Departed this life Feb^ 20"» 

1787 In the 73^ Year of her Age 

Nathan Bodfish son of the Aforesaid Nymphas and Mercy Bodfish was 
Bora at fairfield June the 6^ 1789 Satterday Moming Between 9 or 10 

Pownalborough June 1786 Joseph Bodfish son of Nymphas and Mercy 
Bodfish Departe<l this life on Sunday 

Abigmil Bodfish Daughter of Nymphas and Mercy Bodfish was Bom at 
Fairfield December 80*** 1790 thursday Night at 12 Aclock .... 

Mercy Bodfish l>aiighter of the Aforesaid Nymphas and Mercy Bodfish 
Was Bom in Fairfaild March the 7^ 1794 at two Aclock in the Morn- 
ing Tuesday I 

Mary Bodfish Daughter of the Aforesi^ Nymphas Mercy Bodfish was 
Marrid To M' George Daggett by the Rev^ M' Cain Clinton November 

Simiiel Goodwin Ju' Departed this life 1798 In the 59°* Year of 

His Age 

Ntdum Bodfish Departed this Life Febr^ 26^ 1799 In the 10 Year of Age 
and Resind his life with Cheafulness to the will of God and call^ For 
his Coffin and took the last Fair well of his Father and Mother And all 
the Fmmiley Amen 

'This entry, althoa^h not in the same handwriting as the other entries of the first 
Mries, follows immediatelj the record of the birth of Robert Harcourt Twycross and 
fv&dentlj belongs to the first series of entries. 

f Xymphas Bodfitb. son of Joseph and Marj (Ellis) of Sandwich, Mass., was bom 
I Jfaj 1752. See Freeman's History of Cape Cod, vol. 2, p. 143, where also the an- 
fMIrr of Joeeph Bodfish is given. 

{Ijds word It in a different handwriting ftrom that of the other entries of this seriea. 

30 Descendants of Samuel Goodwin [Jan. 

Nymphas Bodfish my dear Husband, departed this Life. Angast y* 14tli. 
AD 1801. in the 50 Year of his Age He was perfectly resignei to the 
will of God. He was greatly Lamented by all his Relations and Friends. 

With pleasure be resignd his Breath 
And fell a willing Prey to Death. 

Second Series of Entries 

Fairfield March th 14 1826 This day Enoch Groodale Jordan Son of Tris- 
tum and Mercy Jordan was bom on monday morning March th 14 1825 

This day Harriot Granger Jordan was bom Daughter of Tristum and 
Mercy Jordan august "* 25 1827 on Sunday morning 

Harriet Jordan was bom aug *^ 25 1831 on Sunday 

March th 14 1825 1825 Enoch Goodale Jordan Son of Mercy and Tris Jor- 
dan was bom att f airfield March ^14 1825 on monday moming 6. oclock 

Harriet G Jordan was bom aug the 25 1827 on Sunday moming 

Mercy Hart Daugher of Nymphas and Mercy Hart was mirred to Cap*" 
Tristram Jurdon of Saco Dece°»^ "» 22=1822 • was mirred by Daniel 
Chase Esq*^ Esq' att Atkinson Miune 

Daniel Jordon son of the afforesaid Mercy & Tristram Jurdon was bom 
the 21 day of Septmbr 1823 att hermony maine and departed this life 
th 16 of June 1824. Daneil Jordon son of the afforesaid Tristram A 
Mercy Jordon 

March ^ 18 1837 this day Mercy Hart Came to Board att Adam Lones 
Reciveid for the above board 1 25 

March the 27 3 

april the 2 

april the 20 2 50 

Hancock Feb^^ ** 20 1785 Brother Baily and m"" Johnson was up att our 
house, and went to Cannaan to bye Com. and Brother Bailey did agree 
to let me have the Gore of land that Lay the south side of bis lot which 
he purch^ of maj^' Sam^ Goodwin and Lay the south side of the Jouttl 
Brook and he Called it about two acres and he Give me possession 

Hencock March the 26 1785 this day we set out m*^ Bodfish and myself 
for Pownal borough, and I delivered to Majo"^ Goodwin* a deed of a tract 
of land which he had given to me several years before which proved to 
be out of the plimouth pattem. and my father Maj^' Goodwin did Give 
me in lieu a deed of a tract of land Laying the south side of martin 
streen so Called and he Give me a Good warrantee deed march ^ 80 
1885 [#tc] and on his tract of Land. Layin. at the heade of the river 
lots the head of the river lots being four 100 poles from Kennebeck and 
maj^^ Goodwin lent me his surveyer Compass, and we got sam^ waston 
Esq' to mn round the above land April 1785 and took possession in my 
name by twig and turf & turf as they told me and in a year or two after 
ward we found that Mathew Chase had trcspast^ on it and we Got Sam*^ 
weston Esq*" of Cannaan to run round it again with majo*^ Groodwins Com- 
pass and Chain. . And we all ways kept up our boundres and in the year 
1793 in Octob"^ we got M' Epheram Ballard Surveyer to run round it 
again when he run out maj** Goodwin Great lot and maj**' Sam" Good- 
win was up att our house in now fairfield with mr Ballard . and I rode 
out with maj^' Goodwin in the loggin road and he did put me in pos- 
sesion of the affore said land again, which lay att the head of the river 
lots, which is 400 rods from Kennebec river 

1913] Descendants of Samuel Goodwin 31 

the Consideration of the above deed was ^^q doUors to me in hand paid by 

M. B. and for the love and good I have for my Daughter Mercy Bodfish 

and mentions the Deed I deliver^ back to him March 1785 
in Dresden Feb 19 1831 aged 75 my sister Rebeca Johnson widow of 

Johson [sic\ Johnson departed this life suddenly 
octo^ the 18 1800 m' Bodfish went to Boston with Mary Dagget and 

Margret Bodfish 
Feb^ the 26 1801 I went to Boston after my dear husband, went to bath 

db then hierd a man to Carry me to portland and then went on in the 

stage i found my husband very ill. asked advice of Doc^ warren. 

and brought him home to our house and children may ^ 1. 1801 
my dear husband departed this life august the 14. 1801 on my afflicted 

mind was their ever disstres like this 
Betsey Chase was born the 10 day of Feburday 1775. 
Poornalborough July 1787 Judge Sumner and Lady was att our dwelling 

house in pownalborough and tarry^ £ight or ten days and while the 

Judge attendin Court Mrss Sumner <& I rode out for pleasure, attended 

by M' Davies. and again we rode to Esq' Brides* and Judge Bowman 

went to accompany us. one or 2 days after : we rode out up above the 

Court house Call^ and Drank tea at mrss Twycrosses 
April 10^ Mrss Emry moved to Adams Loan 
Mercy Uartt came to Adams Lone .... 
May th 29. 1829 or 30^ we moved to Eleazer Nobles their to live 
Fairfield march ^ 3* 1831 March "> 3*» 1831 Tliis day Mercy Jordan was 

Mirred : to Adam C. Loan 
Decmb' the 15 lb31 This day Robert Harcourt Loan was bom son of 

Mercy Loan and Adam Loan 
Fairfield march "* 3^ 1831 This day Mercy Jordan was mirrid to Adam 

Decem^ the 15 1831 this day Robert Harcourt Loan was bom son of 

Adam and Mercy Loan .... 
WiU™ Bodfish son of Joseph Joseph Bodfish of sand witch was Bom Bom 

jeneuary the the 7**» 1752 ... . 
December the 18 1837 Melvin Loan was l>orn on Moanday moring .... 
.... miss Lydia page April 18 1804 mirred by will"* Kendle Esq' of 

Furfield Sep'™ th 19 1810 Abigail Bodfish fourth Daughter of Nymphas 

and Mercy Bodfish was mirred to mr Elezer Noble Sep*' 19 1810 by 

wiU" Kendle Esq' 
8tm" G Bodfish son of Nympl\as & Mercv Bodfisli was mirred to miss 

ianny Chase Sep»" ^ 20 1810 by will'" Kendle Esq' all of Fairfield 
Mercy Bodfish fifth Daughter of Nymphas an* I Mercy Bodfish was merrid 
to mr Nathaniel Hartt son of mr John Hart, mirrid by Will'" Kendle 
Esq' fairfield March th 17 1811 Sunday afternoon 
Fairfield Decem^' 12 1813 Mercy Chase Grand Child of Mercy Hurt was 
mirred to mr adverdis [tic] Shaw was merrid by General Will'" Kendle 
Esq' Decem** th 12 1813 
Clinton June th 13 1811 Henry thattchcr Oiase son of Assa and Margret 
Chase was born at Clinton June the 13 1811 Fry day morning 7 odock 

. . . Chase, and Ann Whitcomb was Baptiz** by the Rever^ mr 
Chawick of Scarborough, march '^8 1814 on Tusday Evening 

* Probably Etq. Bridge w the man referred to. 

32 Descendants of Samuel Goodwin [Jan. 

march ^ 15 1814 Lydia Twycross daggett and Emily Daggett and Eliz^ 

wbitcomb was Baptiz** by the Rev^ mr Chad wick of Scarl)ourough on 

Tuesday afternoon 
William Henry liodiish son of Will'" and Lydia Bodfish was bom Decm^ 

th 23 1804 at Fairfield Sunday morning 
Clarissa P. Bodtisb was born at fairfield Nov**' th 4 1806 Tusday morning 
Louisa Adams Bodtish at Fairfield octol/ th 31 1808 monday morning 1808 
Nancy Page Bo<llish was Born at Fairfield Sep""' Sep"'" th 23 1810 
John Hart my dear Husband departed this life August ^ 20^ 1826 A D 

in the 6i) : year of Age : 1 Greatly lament my dear Husband I am torn 

from all my bleeding heart held dear — from all thats lovely — all thats 

Good Com bind, in 
William Bodfish Son of Nymphas and Marcy Bodfish departed this at Sand- 
wich December y** 15th. 1780 5 Oclock afternoon.* 
Betsey Chase Daughter of Nym" and Mercy Bodfish departed this life 

July the 5^ Tusday 1803 She was Greatly Lamented by all her friends. 

She left Seven young helpless Chihlren 
September the. 14*^ 1803 Fairfield 1803 Mercy Bodfish widowe was 

mirrid To M"^ John Hartt widower from Hampsheir was mirrid By Sam^ 

Toby Esq"^ in the County of Kennebeck 
Octobc^r th 22 180i) Fairfield Margaritas Bodfish Daughter of Nymphas 

& Mercy liodtish was mirred to mr Asa Chase of Clinton Massathusetta* 

By Will'" Kendle Es(f . 
Benj" Hartt Noble son of Eleaze and Abigail Noble was born at Fairfield 

Sunday afternoon July the 28. 1811 
Sam" Goodwin Bodfish son of Sam" G. and Fanny Bodfish was Bom at 

Fairfield July the 28 • 181 1 a Sunday afternoon 
Fanny Chase Wiis born in Concord New hamshire on wednessday after- 
noon. March the 28 17D1 
Charity Daggett was born in fairfield on monday morning September th 

16 1791) 
Lydia Daggett was bom in fairfield on sunday night Jenery the Eight 8 

Emily Daggett was born in fairfield on Sattaday afternoon March th 22- 

George Daggett son of George and Mary Daggett was born in Fairfield on 

Sattaday afternoon Novem^*'' th 18 1809 
Mary Ann Daggett was born in fairfield on monday morning 6 oclock 

Octol/ th 7 1811 . . . . 
fMahailly C base Daughter of Asa and margret Chase was bom at fairfield 

Novem'*'^ *** 10 1814 on Thursday morning 2 oclock 
Stattira Chase Daughter of Asa and Margret Chase was bom at fairfield 

March the 1 1817 on Sattaday noon 12 oclock 
Hariot Chase daughter of the afforesaid Chase was born may the 1819 

on f[r]iday th 14-1819 
Franklin Chase was born ^ Dece"***' '** 5 Thursday afternoon 7 oclock 

1821 1821 
Fairfield Octo'*^ 29 1816 This day David Pratt Came To my house and 
said that some person had told that Asa Chase took the Cattle which he 
prat had Ri*[»leven**. from Sheerif Burjes- without his leave . . but it 
was a lie for he had Given Asa leave to sell them where he Could, and 
prat-sai<l he had lent Asa Chase-five Dollors to Go on with the oxen 

*The hiUKiwriting in this entry is somewhat like that in the first series of entries, 
t The remaining entries are on the two sides of a loose leaf. 

191dj Genealogical Research in Englatid 33 


Transcribed by Miss Elizabeth Fkench, and commanicated by the Committee on 

Bnjjrlish Research 

[Continued from vol. 66, page 359] 


The Will of John Besbeech of Beddenden in the County of Kent, 
jeoman, 28 June 7 James [1609J. To be buried in the parish church- 
yard of Beddenden. To my wife Dorothy a cow, half my corn, all my 
leases, and a bedstead which standeth in the house where Richard Foster 
her son now dwelleth. To Richard Foster and Patience his wife, Thomas 
Foster and Elizabeth his wife, Richard Yong and my sister his wife, and 
Thomas Stocke and his wife, to each a gohi ring of the value of 10s. To 
young John Beale my godchild 208. The residue of my goo<is and chattels 
onbequeathed to my two sons John Besbich and Thomas Besbeech, and 
I make them my executors. 

My will regarding my lands. To my wife Dorothy for her dowry £20 
a year out of my lands, but if she marry again only £14. To my son 
J<^D Besbich and his heirs a messuage and lands in Hedcorne and Bidinden 
which 1 lately purchased of Richard Standen, and my messuage lately pur- 
chased of Simon Chittenden in Biddenden at a place there called Omeuden. 
My wife to have out of my said lands £1 2 a year, but only £U if she marry 
again. To my son Thomas Besbich and his heirs a messuage and lands 
which I lately purchased of Rol)ert Tayler of Ualden, lying in Frittenden 
and Hedcorne, and my messuage purchased of Anne White in Frittenden 
on the den of Buckhurst, my wife to have £8 a year out of said lands, but only 
£5 if she marry again. [Signed] John Besbich. Witness : Henry Payne, 
icriptor. Proved 8 March 1609/10 by John Besbeech one of the execu- 
tors, with power reserved for the other executor. (Archdeaconry of Can- 
terbury, vol. 58, fo. 216.) 

The Will of Dorothy Bestbeech of Biddenden in the County of Kent, 
widow, 27 December 1619. To Thomas Foster's three children a pair of 
iheets each. To Philip daughter of my son John Besbeech a pair of sheets. 
To Mary daughter of my son Richard Foster a bedstead and a cupboard. 
To John son of my son «lohn Besbeech six napkins and a silver spoon now 
m his father's hands. To Mary Rowlett, my son Thomas Bestbeech 's servant 
maid, a gown now in my son Thomais' house. To Margery Winter, my 
too John Besbeech*s maid servant, a gown. To John the son of my son 
John Beale £6, part of such money as his father oweth me. To my son 
John Besbeech all such money as is due from him to me out of the yearly 
lent he is to pay me, at my decease. To my son Thomas Besbeech all such 
kosehold stuff of mine as he hath in his keeping, except my linen, and all 
aeh rent as shall be due from him to me, except £3 which he sliall pay 
lo my son Richard Foster. Residue of all my moveable goods and chattels 
inbequeathed to my son Richard Foster, whom I make executor. [Signed] 
The marke of Dorothy Bestbeech. Witness : John Stow.* Proved 4 Jan- 
ttry 1619/20 by the executor named. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, 
vol 61, fo. 51.) 

*EiDi|prant to New England. 

34 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

Besbgech Entries in the Parish Registers and Transcripts 

OF BiDDENDEN, CO. Kent, 1539-1636 

1551 TVillm Bestbydge and Mar jane Cooke married 14 May. 

1551 Susane daughter of besbyche christened 5 March [1551/21. 

1554 Thomas son of William Besbyche christened 11 March [1554/5 J. 

1562 Roger son of William Besbeche buried 17 July. 

1563 Thomas Whyte and Dory the Bestbyche married 14 June. 

1564 Agnis daughter of Wyllyam Bestbych christened 28 September. 
1566 William son of William Bestbeche chrbtened 23 February [1566/7]. 
1575 Abell base-bom daughter [«»c] of Richard Bestbeche christened 

8 May. 

1586 John Bestbeech and Dorathy Foster widowe married 31 October. 

1587 John son of John Besbeech christened 8 October. 

1589 Thomas son of John Besbeche christened 3 March [1589/90]. 
1592 Surah daughter of John Besbeche christened 13 August. 
1609 John Besbych householder buried 26 February [1609/10]. 

1615 John beshbcech and Elizabeth Taylour married 27 Noveml)er. 

1616 Fhillippe daughter of John Iksbetch christened 23 March [1616/17]. 

1618 Thomas Besbich and Anne Baseden marrietl 14 January [1618/1 9 J. 

1619 John sou of John Besbich christened 4 April. 

1619 Dorathye Besbich T\'idowe burie<l 1 January [1619/20]. 

1620 Marye daughter of John Besbich chrisU^ned 18 March [1620/1]. 

1 622 Edward Besbich an old man buried 20 September. 

1623 James son of John Besbiche christened 6 January [1623/4], 

1625 Susannah daughter of John Bespitch christened 5 February [1625/6]. 
1628 Elizal>eth daughter of John Besbich chri8tene<l 30 November. 
1630 Elizabeth daughter of John Besbich christened 22 August. 

Besbeech Entries in the Parish Registers of Frittendex, 

CO. Kent, 1561-1G38 


1621 Sam daughter of Thomas Bestbe<»ch 6 January [1621/2]. 

1624 Alice daughter of Thomas Bestbeech 29 June. 

1611 M:irv Bezbeech to Nvcholas Payne 9 July. 

* » • w 

1634 Anne wife of Thomas Bestbeech 21 April. 

The Will of IIenrye Austen of Byddenden in the County of Kent, 28 
Deceml»er 1570. To l>e buried in the churchy ani of Byddenden. To 
Marye and Tliomasyn Austen my daughters 40s. each, to be paid to either 
of x\wm at marriage or age of twenty years. To Thomas Austen my son 
£\ in mrau*y or goods, he paying to liorothe Austen ami Rebecca Austen 
my daiiixhtiTs 40s. each at marriage or age of twenty years. The residue 
of all my moveable goods to my wife Anne and my son Walter, whom I 
make niv t-xtrutors. 

My \\\\\ regarding my lands and tenements lying in Benenden. To my 
son Thomas Austen and his heirs my tenement and lands on the den of 
MajH'st* nstrow in tluf parish of Benenden, he paying 26s. 8d. a year to my 
wife for life, and after her deatli paying to my son W^alter Austen £10. 

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Witnesses: John Domeryghte, clerk, John Maye, Laurence Earell, and 
John Carpenter the younger. Proved 22 May 1572 by the executors 
named in the will. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 41, fo. 146.) 

The Will of Wacher Austen Senior of Bethersden, yeoman, 20 De- 
cember 1600. To four poor men, Thomas Whittington, Richard Lappam, 
John Kinge, and Richard Longe, to carry me to church, a ^^tolvett" of wheat 
each. To John son of Thomas Gillam a heifer. To Alice Gillam my 
daughter two steers. To Catherine my daughter a lamb. To John Grin- 
nell a lamb. Executors : my wife Elizabeth and my son William Asten. 
Josias Seiliard of Byddenden, gent, William Gylberd, Phillip Homewode 
of Biddenden, John Austen of Rolvinden, and John Carpenter of Bidden- 
den to divide my household goods equally between my said wife and son. 
Overseers: Thomas Stonestreet and Edward Wills, both of Bethersden. 
[Signed] Walter Asten senior. Witnesses : Richard Grezebrooke, Thomas 
Stonestreet, and Edward Wills. Proved 27 January 1600/1 by the exec- 
utors named. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 52, fo. 219.) 

Austen Entries in the Parish Registers and Transcripts 

OF Biddenden, co. Kent, 1538-1636* 

1540 William son of Thomas Austen christened 11 November. 

1551 John Austen and Doryte Mount married 17 October. 

1552 Janet daughter of Austen christened 8 May. 

1552 Katherinef daughter of Austen christened 8 May. 

1552 Jane daughter of Austen buried 9 May. 

1552 Katherine daughter of ""— Austen buried 9 May. 

1557 Margaret daughter of Henry Austen christened 15 March [1557/8]. 

1559 Clement Downe and Elizabeth Austen married 23 October. 

1560 Rebecca daughter of Henry Austen christened 18 November. 

1561 Phillippe daughter of Henry Austen christened 13 April [9ic\. 
1561 John Buste and Jone Awsten married 1 July. 

1566 John son of Henry Austen buried 21 May. 

1566 Margaret daughter of Henry Austen buried 22 May. 

1568 William Lyncke and Elizabeth Asten married 24 January [1568/9]. 

1570 John Mvnge and Mary Asten married 5 June. 

1570 Henrye Asten householder buried 21 February [1570/11. 

1571 Goddard Asten servant to Walter Asten buried 16 March [1571/21 

1572 Walter Austen and Julyan Cousheman married 12 January [1572/3 J. 
1574 Anne daughter of Walter Asten christened 27 June. 

1574 Julian wife of Walter Asten buried 17 November. 

1576 Walter Austen and Alice Taylor married 2 July. 

1577 Henry son of Walter Asten christened 11 August 

1579 John son of Walter Asten christened 6 September. 

1580 Thomas Foster widower and Dority Austen mayden married 20 

January [1580/1]. 

1581 Gveorge Parke and Hester Austen married 2 October. 

1582 Peter son of Wacher Austen christened 17 June. 
1582 Peter son of Wacher Austen buried 24 June. 
1584 The son of Jeremy Austen buried 26 July. 

1584 Thomas son of Wacher Austen christened 28 September. 
1586 Steven Cooke and Rebecca Austen married 27 June. 

•TIm reoords for the y^art 1608, 1662, 1663, 1664, and 1666 are defective. 
t Jane and Katherine were probably twins. 


36 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

1587 William son of Wacher Austen chriBtened 18 February [1587/8]. 
1591 Tliomas Gyllam and Alice Austen married 24 January [1591/2 j. 
1502 John Win.sett and Tliomasine Austen married 19 June. 
159G A son of Jeremy Austen buried unchristened 28 December. 
1597 Mar\' daughter of Michael Austen christened 12 March [1597/8]. 

1599 Alice wife of Wacher Aasten buried 10 March [1599/1600]. 

1 600 Richard son of Michael Austen christened 30 March. 
ICOO George Bourne and Marv Austen married 21 May. 
1600 Wacher Austen and Marv Grinnell married 27 May. 

1604 Hannah daughter of Wacher Austen christened 21 November. 
1604 Hannah daughter of Wacher Austen buried 25 November. 

1604 John Slomun and Marve Austen married 25 November. 

1605 Mercy dau^jhter of ^lichael Austen christened 27 December. 

1605 Henry Austen a poor man being a drover of Tenterden buried 14 
February [1605/6]. 

1608 William son of Michael Austen christened 24 April. 

1612 Svluan Johnson of Sand witch and Sarah Austen of Hawkhurst mar- 
ried by faculty 9 November. 

1612 Elizabeth daughter of William Austen christened 27 December. 

1612 A daughter of William Austen buried unchristened 29 December. 

1612 P21izal)eth daughter of William Austen buried 1 January [1612/13]. 

1612 Margaret wife of William Austen burieil 7 January [1612/13], 

1612 Mercy daughter of Michael Austen buried 11 February [1612/13]. 

1613 George Austen and J one Kelsden married 31 May. 

1613 William Austen and Agnes Tufnode married 2^ November. 

1614 Jane daughter of Michael Austen christened 29 May. 
1616 John Austine buried 11 August. 

1619 Henry son of Michael Austen christened 18 April. 

1620 John Austen servant to Edward Aynsconil)e burie<l 18 May. 

1621 Elizabeth daughter to Michael Austen christened 14 October. 
1625 Francis son to Michael Austen christene<i 1 May. 

1 627 Margaret daughter of Michael Austin christened 23 March [1 627/8]. 

1630 Margaret daughter of Michael Austin buried 24 February [1630/1 J. 

1631 Margaret daughter of Michael Austin christened 2 April. 

1636 Anuis daughter of Michael Austin and wife Elizabeth christened 7 

[Thomas Iksbeech, baptized at Biddenden 3 Mar. 1589/90, younger son 
of John B<*sbeech, the testator of 1609, married there 14 Jan. 1018/19 
Anne Baseden. They resided for a few years at Frittenden, where two 
daughters were born and his wife died. Later he lived at Headcom and 
Sandwich. In the sjjriug of 1635 he emigrated to New England, where 
he lived at Scituate and Sudbury, Mass., and died 9 Mar. 1673/4, leaving 
issue. His mother Dorothy, the testator of 1619, was daugliter of Henry 
Austen of Biddenden and sister of Wacher or Walter Austin of Bethers- 
den, the tesUitor of 1600. She was married first to Thomas Foster of 
Bi<ldeiiden, by whom she had, besides other issue, a don Richard Foster, 
who marricMl Patience Bigg ; the latter, with her son Hopestill Foster, went 
to New England in 1 ()^b and settled at Dorchester, Mass. Hopestill Fofr- 
ter was thus nephew by the half-blood of Thomas Besbeech. 

The Besbctjoh (originally Byxpitch) family is of great antiquity in the 
Weald of Kent, and numerous early wills of the family are extant ; but ex- 
tensive search has failed to establish the identity of John Besbeech, the 
testator of 1609, among the numerous individuals of that name. — £• F.] 

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The Will of Willla.* Iddenden of Cranebroke in the County of Kent^ 
weu* [weaver], 24 December 1578. To be buried in the churchyard of 
Cranebroke. To Jeames Iddenden my son my three looms with all the slays 
and other tacklings thereto belonging, in consideration of £10 which his 
grandfather Stephen Iddenden gave him, that I had of his in my keeping, 
ne to make his mother a general acquittance thereof. To my daughter 
Joane a bed and two pieces of pewter at her marriage or the death of my 
wife Joane. The rest of all my goods and chattels, my debts and legacies 
paid, I give to my wife Joane, in consideration of her bringing up my other 
six children, Edmonde Iddenden, George Iddenden, Mary Iddenden, Debora 
Iddenden, Anna Iddenden, and Susanna Iddenden, ^^in the feare & Nor- 
ture of god & to some godly exercise to helpe earne theire Ijrvinge here 
after." Executrix: wife Joane. Witnesses: John Hartreidge, Ky chard 
Godly, and Laurace Weller, scriptor. Proved 23 January 1581/2 by the 
executrix named in the will. ( Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 44, f o. 270.) 

Administration on the estate of Joanb Iddenden of Cranbrook, de- 
ceased, was granted 14 May 1595 to her son Edmund Iddenden, who with 
John Longe of Ashford, shearman, and Samuel Smith of Watling, in the 
County of Sussex, cowper, was bound in £30. Inventory, £12 10s. 3d. 
(Archdeaconry of Canterbury, Act Book 22, fo. 80.) 

Administration on the estate of James Iddenden late of Cranbrook, 
who died intestate, was granted 4 November 1597 to George Iddenden, 
brother of the deceased and guardian to Nathaniel Iddenden, son of the 
deceased, during his minority, Thomas Pellett of Cranbrook, shoemaker, 
and Richard Weller of the same, cloth weaver, being bound in £1 00. (Arch- 
deaconry of Canterbury, Act Book 28, fo. 59.) [This grant was revoked 
when the will of James Iddenden was offered for probate.] 

The Will of James Iddenden of Cranbrook in the County of Kent, 
weaver, 30 July 1597. To be buried in the churchyard of Cranbrook. To 
my son Nathaniel Iddenden £30, part of my stock which is in the hands 
of John Groombridge, to be paid at the age of twenty-one ; if he die before 
the age of twenty-one, my wife to have the profit of the said stock for six 
jears, paying to William Woodland and Susane Woodland, children of 
Stephane Woodland, 50s. each. If my wife also die before such time, then 
oat of the £30 I bequeath to the said two children of Susane [«tc] Wood- 
hnd £5 each, and to Martha Iddenden, Sara Iddenden, and Elizabeth Id- 
denden, the daughters of my brother G. [fxc] Iddenden, £3 6s. 8d., to my 
hrother Edmond Iddenden 40s., to my four sisters, Mary Iddenden, Debo- 
ra Iddenden, Susane Iddenden, and Anne Iddenden, 40s. each, and to 
ny brother Robert More 40s., all to be paid at the aforesaid time. The 
residae of my stock and all my moveable goods and cattle to my wife, 
whom I make sole executrix. My brother Robert More, overseer. Proved 
14 December 1597, the executrix named being dead, by Richard More, 
guardian appointed to Nathaniel Iddenden, son of the deceased. (Arch- 
deaconry of Canterbury, vol. 50, fo. 179.) 

The Will of James Iddenden of Cranbrook, the executrix Agnes Id- 
denden being dead, was granted 13 December 1597 to Richard More, 
nardian of Nathaniel Iddenden during his minority, Thomas Star of Cran- 
brook, mercer, and Theophilus Turke of Ilalden, Joiner, being bound in 
£160. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, Act Book 23, fo. 224.) ^ 

38 Otnealogical Research in England [Jan. 

Administration on the goods of Agnes Iddendbn, widow, late of Cran- 
brook, was granted 22 October ] 597 to Robert Moore, tailor, brother of 
the deceasc<!, during the minority of Nathaniel Iddenden, son of the de- 
ceased. Theophilus Torke of Hidden and Richard Torke of Cranbrook, 
Joiners, bound in £ 1 00. On 1 4 December 1 597 administration was granted 
to Richard Moore, brother of the deceased and guardian of NaUianiel Id- 
denden, son of the deceased, during his minority, to administer the goods left 
unadministercd by Robert Moore, deceased, Thomas Star of Cranbrook, 
mercer, and Thomas Turke of Halden, joiner, being bound in £100. A 
note states that Robert Moore was sick of the plague when administration 
was granted to him and die<l within a fortnight, and Thomas Star and 
Thomas Turke testify that never any of the goods 'of the deceased came in- 
to the hands of the said Robert Moore. Inventory, £33 16s. 6d. Greorge 
Nun of London, woolen draper, substituted in the bond for Thomas Star 
and Thomas Turke. (lbid.y fo. 57.) 

Administration on the estate of Edmund Iddenden of Cranbroke, who 
died intestate, was granted 19 October 1597 to George Iddenden, who with 
Thomas Goddard of Cranbrock, clothier, and* William Pitlocke of the 
game, clothier, was bound in £80. Inventory, £48 7s. lOd. [This ad- 
ministration was revoked when the will was proved by George Iddenden, 
d June 1600.] (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, Act Book 23, fo. 57.) 

The Will of Edmund Iddenden of Crambrocke in the County of Kent, 
broad weaver,* 28 August 39 P^lizabeth [1597]. All such household stuff 
as I had by the death of my mother I give to my sister Estland and my 
sister Anna, equally divided, and also certain articles of furniture [namedj. 
To each of my three sisters, Marye, Susan, and Anna, a joined chest. To 
my sister Goddard a flockbed. To William Hatchelcr's widow and William 
Weller*s widow two loads of wood each. To Thomas Willyams alias Rams- 
burye one load of wood and wearing apparel. To Symon Vaile a load of 
wood and a pair of stockings. To Susan Woodland 208. and a coverlet, to 
be delivered when she shall be remove<l out of widow Lucas's house. To 
widow Lucas 5s. and a load of wood, if she do live. The rest of my wood, 
except one load which I owe to James Metherst, to be equally divided be- 
tween my brother Gorge and my sisters Susan and Anne. To my brother 
George ^ my cote and cognsaunce " and my best suit of apparel, viz., a 
cloak, dublet Venetians hat, a cam brick ruff band, a pair of worsted stock- 
ings, and my best shoes. The apples growing in my close to Richard 
Turke and Symon Vale. My brother Goddard to have my lease which I 
have from Thomas Scotchford during the term to come. To my sister 
Marie £4, and to her children 20s. each. To William son of Stephen 
Woodland 10s. To my brother John Longe wearing apparel, and to mj 
sister Longe a coverlet. To her sons Samuel and Alexander a ruff band 
each. To my sister's daughter Anne Waterman a blanket. To servant 
William Crackbone a new suit of apparel. To William Tonge, my brother 
Groddard's servant, a band. The residue of all my goods and debts unbe- 
queathed to my brother George Iddenden, whom I make sole executor. 
If he die before my testament be performed, then my brother Thomas 
Groddard to be executor. [Signed] Signum Edmunde Iddenden. Witnes- 
ses : Richard Turke, Symon Vale, and George Martyn, script'. Proved 
8 June 1600 by Greorge Iddenden, brother of the testator and executor 
named in the will. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 53, fo. 23.) 

* A weaver of broadcloth. 

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The Wai of John Edtnden of Cranbrooke in the County of Kent, 
taOor, 15 March 1587/8. My body to be buried in the churchyard of 
Cranbrooke. To my daughters Susanna Edynden, Sara Edynden, Mary 
Edinden, Elizabeth Edynden, Katherine Edmden, and Judythe Edinden 
£10 each, to be pidd at the age of twenty or day of marriage. To my 
daughter Rebecca Eldinden £5, to be paid at the age of twenty or day of 
marriage. To my son John Edinden £10, to be paid at the age of twenty- 
one. All the residue of my goods, debts, and chattels unbequeathed to 
Christian Edynden my wife, whom I make executrix. Overseer: brother 
Richard Glover. By deed dated 27 July 22 Elizabeth I hold a mortgage 
on the lands of my brother Richard Glover, on which I receive an annuity 
of £6 a year, the principal of which, £60, is to be paid at the feast of St. 
John the Baptist, 1589. [Signed] John Edynden. Witnesses: Richard 
Glover, Thomas Pellett, and Laurence Weller, scriptor. Proved 9 April 
1588 by the executrix named* (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 47, fo« 

In the act book the date of probate is given as 27 March 1587 [«tc]. In- 
ventory, £66 13s. 4d. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, Act Book 20, fo. 

The Will of Chkistian Iddendrn, widow, of Cranbrook was not proved 
[probably for lack of proper witnesses] 27 September 1597, but adminis- 
tration was granted to William Pittocke, husband of Elizabethe Pittocke, 
daughter of the deceased. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, Act Book 23, 
fo. 216.) 

The nuncupative Will of Christian Iddenden of Cranbrooke, ^^sick 
of the plage," 12 August 1597. To her son John Iddenden £20 and £10 
his father gave him, to be paid to him at twenty-two out of the £60 her 
brother Richard Glover hath of hers on a mortgage on his land, on which 
he pays £6 a year interest, and the other £30 to be equally divided among 
her six daughters and her son-in-law George Iddenden for the good of his 
ehildren, viz., Susan, Marie, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Katherine, and Judeth 
revidently meaning the testator's children], to be paid by her brother 
Richard Glover into the hands of her son-in-law William Pittocke. All 
household stuff to be equally divided between her five daughters, Susan, 
Karye, Rebecca, Katherine, and Judith, her daughter Elizabeth having al- 
ready had her part of the linen and pewter. If all of her son-in-law George 
Eddenden's children die, his part of the £30 to revert to her own said six 
daoffhters. Executor : son-in-law William Pittocke. Overseers : Thomas 
Pelfet and TymotMe Mercer. Proved 13 April 1598 by the executor 
named. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 51, fo. 28.) 

The nuncupative Will of Xpii^b Iddenden, late of Cranbrook, was 
proved 13 April 1598 by the executor named. Inventory, £75 18s. 6d. 
(Archdeaconry of Canterbury, Act Book 23, fo. 231.) 

Bdevden Entries in the Tbanscripts of the Parish Registers 

OF Cranbrook, co. Kent, 1560-1632 

1560 Edmond Edenden christened 9 March [1560/1]. 
1564 George Edynden christened 18 July. 
1568 Debora Edynden christened 23 May. 

40 Genealogical Research in England [Jan* 

1570 Susan Edynden christened 25 September. 

1570 An Edynden christened 18 February [1570/1]. 

1571 Sara Edenden christened 27 January [1571/2J. 

1572 Susanna Edenden christened 24 May. 

1572 Danyell Edenden christened 3 October. 

1573 Danyell Edende* buried 8 October. 

1574 Martha Edenden christened 21 November. 

1575 John Edndene [sic] christened August. 

1575 Rebecka yddenden christened December. 

1576 Elizabeth yddenden christened 3 March [1576/7]. 

1577 Katheryn Iddynden christened 23 February [1577/8]. 
1580 Danyell yddenden christened 2 April. 

1582 Danyell Iddenden buried 10 August. 

1 584 Stephen Woodland and Joane Iddenden married 6 February [1584/5]. 

1586 Jaymes Idenden and Agnes Moore married 8 May. 

1586 Elizabeth Iddenden christened 12 February [1586/7]. 

1586 Elyzabethe Idenden buried 22 March [1586/7]. 

1587 John Iddenden christened 28 January [1587/8J. 

1588 Nathan Iddenden christened 22 December. 
1590 Martha Iddenden christened 9 August. 

1592 Thomas Godard and Mary Idenden married 11 June. 

1597*Jaymes Iddenden householder buried 30 July. 

1597 Wyllm Pyttock and Elyzabethe Idenden married 8 August. 

1597 Elyzabethe Idenden buried 8 August 

1597 Debra Iddenden "a mayden" buried 11 August. 

1597 Crystyan Iddenden widow buried 13 August. 

1597 Elyzabethe Iddenden **chelde" buried 15 August. 

1597 Judethe Iddenden "a gyrle" buried 16 August. 

1597 Martha Iddenden "childe" buried 16 August 

1597 Sara Iddenden *'chelde" buried 31 August 

1597 Edmvnde Iddenden householder buried 2 September. 

1597 Agnes Iddenden widow of Jaymes buried 20 October. 

1599 "Edmond Iddenden sonne of Greorge" christened 21 October. 

1601 Ry chard son of George Iddenden christened 26 July. 

1603 Martha Iddenden christened 28 August 

1604 William Bucher and Susan Iddenden married 18 June. 
1604 Mary Iddenden christened 20 January [1604/5]. 
1607 Anne Iddenden christened 21 June. 

1610 William Iddenden christened 10 June. 

1612 Elizabeth Iddenden christened 26 July. 

1614 Elizabeth Iddenden christened 8 January [1614/151 

1614 Elizabeth Iddenden puer buried 6 March [1614/15]. 

1621 Thomas Iddenden son of George christened 7 October. 

1625 Edmond Iddenden and Elizabeth Wellert married 12 July. 

1625 James Iddenden son of Richard christened 26 February [1625/6]. 

1627 Alexander son of Richard Edinden christened 30 December. 

1628 Alexander Eklinden puer buried 2 July. 

1681 Greorge Gennings and Ann Edinden married 11 October. 
1632 George Edenden buried 24 April. 

* In July, August, and September of this jear the plague raged in Cranbrook and 

t Christened at Cranbrook 21 December 1600. 

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£denden Entries in the Parish Registers and Transcripts op 

BiDDENDEN, CO. Kent, 1 538-1 G34 

1541 Thomas son of John Iddenden christened 13 January [1541/2]. 

1543 John son of Iddenden infant buried 26 March. 

1544 Richard son of Idynden infant burie<l 16 September. 

1544 Margery e and John son and daughter of Iddenden buried 

23 September. 
1544 Edward Nortone and Ellyne Iddenden married 26 January [1544/5], 
1549 William Nelle and Margaret Iddynden married 21 October. 

1551 Mercye daughter of yddenden christenefl 2 November. 

1551 Mercy daughter of yddenden buried 13 November. 

1553 Mar}'e daughter of Stephen Iddynden christened 29 March. 
1555 Rycherd son of Steven Iddynden christened 4 July. 

1555 Rycherd 8on of Steven Iddynden buried 13 July. 

1556 Blercye daughter of Stephen Yddynden christened 4 June. 

1559 Margaret daughter of Stephen Iddenden christened 9 July. 

1560 Stephen son of John Eddenden buried 19 February [1560/1]. 
1563 John Edynden buried 27 January [1563/4]. 

1566 Bctteris Iddenden widow buried 15 July. 

1575 George Holland and Marye Iddenden married 1 December. 

Edenden Entries in the Parish Registers op Tenterden, 

CO. Kent, 1625-1636 

1626 John son of Edmund Idenden christened 11 March [1626/7]. 

1631 Elizabeth wife to Edmund Iddenden buried 2 August. 

1682 Elizabeth daughter to Edmund Iddenden christened 25 November. 

1632 Elizabeth daughter to Edmund Iddenden buried 3 December. 
1634 John son of Edmund Idenden christened 6 April. 

1S34 John son of Edmund Iddenden buried 26 April. 

Edenden Entries in the Parish Registers and Transcripts of 

Staplehurst, CO. Kent, 1538-1630 

1611 Nathaniel Iddenden and Marie Grumbridge married 3 December. 

1612 James son of Nathanaell Iddenden christened 8 November. 

Canterbury Marriage Licence 

Edmond Iddenden of Tenterden, woollendraper, widower, and Elizabeth 
Wiseman [Whiteman or Wightman] of Maidstone, virgin, about 25, at 
her own government, at Maidstone, 24 January 1 63 1 /2. 

Edmund Idenden and Elizabeth Wightman married at Maidstone 1 Feb- 
ruary 1631/2. 

[From the foregoing wills and entries the following Iddenden or Eden- 
den pedigree has been compiled : 

1. Stephen Iddenden, bom probably about 1500, died before 1578. 
Ko will of his has been found. 
Child : 
S. i. William. 

2. William Iddenden of Cranbrook, co. Kent, a weaver, the testator 
of 1578, was bom probably about 1530 and died between 24 Dec. 

42 Genealogical Research in England [Jan* 

1578 and 23 Jan. 1581/2. He married Joane, who died before 
14 May 1595, when administration on her estate was granted to her 
son Edmund. 

8. 1. James, b. probably abt. 1557. 

ii. JoAKK, b. probably abt. 1559 ; m. at Cranbrook 6 Feb. 1584/5 Stephkk 
Woodland. Their children Susan and William are mentioned in 
the wills of their uncles James and Edmond, 1597. 

ill. Edmond, bapt. at Cranbrook 9 Mar. 1560/ 1 ; d . probably of the plague ; 
bur. at Cranbrook 2 Sept. 1597. He left a will. 
4. iv. Gborgk, bapt. at Cranbrook 18 July 1564. 

T. Mary, m. at Cranbrook 11 June 1592 Thomas Goddard; mentioned 
with her husband and children in the wills of her brothers, 1597. 

yI. Dkbora, bapt. at Cranbrook 23 May 1568; d. probably of the plague; 
bur. at Cranbrook 11 August 1597. 

vii. Anne, bapt. at Cranbrook 18 Feb. 1570/1 ; probably m. (1) 

Waterman, by whom she had Anne ; and (2) John Longe, by whom 
she had Samuel and Alexander ;ment\onea with her second husband 
and her children in the wills of her brothers, 1597. 

Till. Susan, bapt. at Cranbrook 24 May 1572; probably m. Estland; 

mentioned in the wills of her brothers, 1597. 

8. Jakes Iddenden of Cranbrook, a weaver, the testator of 1597, was 
bom probably at Cranbrook about 1557, and was buried there 30 
July 1597, being probably one of the victims of the plague. He 
married at Cranbrook, 8 May 1586, Agnes Moore, who survived 
him only a few weeks, dying probably of the same disease and being 
buried at Cranbrook 20 Oct. 1597. Administration on her estate 
was granted to her brother Robert Moore, who also died of the 
plague, and then to her brother Richard Moore. 
Child : 

i. Nathan or Nathaniel, bapt. at Cranbrook 22 Dec. 1588 ; m. by licence 
at Staplehurst 3 Dec. 1611 Marie Grumbridge [Groombridob], 
by whom he had a son James^ christened there 8 Nov. 1612. 

4. George Iddenden of Cranbrook, a tailor, was baptized at Cranbrook 
18 July 1564, and was buried there 24 Apr. 1632. He married 
first Sara Iddenden, daughter of John and Christian (Glover) of 
Cranbrook, where she was baptized 27 Jan. 1571/2. She died 
probably before her mother, whose will names her son-in-law Greorge 
Iddenden, to whom she gives a bequest ^^ for his children." She 
names her six daughters, not including Sara, though she is named 
in her father's will. The name of George Iddenden*8 second wife 
has not been found. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Martha, bapt. probably at Cranbrook 9 Aug. 1590 ; d. of the plague ; 
bur. at Cranbrook 16 Aug. 1597 ; mentioned in the will of her uncle 

ii. Sara, d. of the plague; bur. at Cranbrook 81 Aug. 1597; mentioned 
in the will of her uncle James. 

111. Elizabeth, d. of the plague ; bur. at Cranbrook 8 Aug. 1597 ; men- 
tioned in the will of her uncle James. 

Children by second wife : 

5. iv. Edmond, bapt. at Cranbrook 21 Oct. 1599. 

V. BiCHARD, bapt. at Cranbrook 26 July 1601 ; m., and had sons Jomst 
and Alexander, 

1913] Chnealogical Research in England 48 

Probably the following children baptized at Cranbrook were chil- 
dren of Greorge Iddenden, though the transcripts do not give the 
names of the parents : 

▼i. Martha, bapt. 28 Aug. IGOS. 
TiL Mart, bapt. 20 Jan. 1604/5. 
Till. Anns, bapt. 21 Jane 1607; m. at Cranbrook 11 Oct. 1681 Gborgb 

ix. William, bapt. 10 June 1610. 
X. ElizabRth, bapt. 26 July 1612 ; probably d. yonng. 
xl. Elizabkth, bapt. 8 Jan. 1614/15 ; probably bur. at Cranbrook 6 Mar. 

xil. Thomas, ^^ son of George," bapt. 7 Oct. 1621. 

5. Edhond Iddendbn or Edenden, woollen-draper, of Cranbrook and 
Tenterden, co. Kent, and of New England, was baptized at Cran- 
brook 21 Oct. 1599. The date of his death is unknown. He mar- 
ried first, at Cranbrook, 12 July 1625, Elizabeth Welleb, who 
was baptized there 21 Dec. 1600 and was buried at Tenterden 2 
Aug. 1631. He married secondly, at Maidstone, 1 Feb. 1631/2, 
Elizabeth Wiohtman or Whiteman of Maidstone, aged about 
25, as appears from the marriage licence. He emigrated to New 
England after 9 Aug. 1636, being at that date a witness to the will 
of Susan Curtis of Tenterden. In 1637 he was a proprietor at 
Scituate, Mass. He took the oath of allegiance in 1638, was free- 
man in 1641, and representative to the General Court in 1642. 
He removed to Boston. Hb widow is mentioned in the will of her 
brother John Weightman of Charlestown, Mass., dated 12 Oct. 
1681, as '* my sister Elizabeth Skiff," and bequests are left to her 
daughter Rebecca Edington and to her married daughters Sarah 
Rand and Hannah Cleesby. 
Children by first wife : 

L John, bapt. at Tenterden 11 Mar. 1626/7 ; probably d. young. 
li. Mart, b. probably abt. 1629 ; m. 28 Sept. 1651 William Bakbb of 

Children by second wife : 

UL Elizabeth, bapt. at Tenterden 25 Nov. 1682 ; bur. there 8 Dec. 1682. 

Iv. John, bapt. at Tenterden 6 Apr. 1634 ; bur. there 26 Apr. 1634. 

v. Sarah, b. abt. 1636 ; m. 12 Mar. 1656 Thomas Rand of Charlestown. 

vl. Hannah, b. abt. 1688 ; m. John Clisbt of Charlestown. 

vli. Rbbboca, m. 16 Dec. 1684 Samukl Lord of Charlestown. 

vliL MxHiTABLB, bapt. at Boston 4 June 1654 ; m. 17 Oct. 1674 JOHM 


The Iddenden or Edenden family also is of great antiquity in the Weald 
of Kent, having been associated with the cloth trade for which Cranbrook 
was famous ; but although abstracts of many Edenden wills have been 
Blade, it has not been found possible to identify the parents of Stephen 
Iddenden, greatrgrandfather of Edmond Edenden the emigrant. 

John Iddenden of Cranbrook, tailor, the testator of 1587/8, whose 
relationship to the family described above is not known, died between 
15 Mar. 1587/8 and 27 Mar. 1588. He married Christian Gloveb, 
the testatrix of 1597, who died of the plague and was buried at Cran« 
hrook 18 Aug. 1597. 

44 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

Children : 

i. Susan, bapt. at Cranbrook 25 Sept. 1570. 

ii. Sara, bapt. at Cranbrook 27 Jan. 1571/2; m. Georqb iDDEXDXir 

{vide supra, 4 J. 
iii. Mary, mentioned in the wills of her parents, 
iv. Rkbfx'Ca, bapt. at Cranbrook Dec. 1575. 

y. Elizabeth, bapt. at Cranbrook 3 Mar. 1576/7 ; m. William Pittook 
vi. Kathkrink, bapt. at Cranbrook 23 Feb. 1577/8. 
vii. Judith, d. of the plague; bur. at Cranbrook 16 Aug. 1697. 
viii. John, bapt. at Cranbrook 28 Jan. 1587/8. 

- E. F.] 


The Will of John IIuckstepp the elder of Tenterden in the County of 
Kent, yeoman, 4 November 22 James I [1G24]. To my kinswoman Lydia 
Tilden, wife of Nathaniel Tilden, £5. To Thomas son of my brother 
Stephen Hiickstepp £5. To my brother Stephen IIuckstepp £3. To 
John son of my brother Stephen IIuckstepp £10. To my kinswoman 
Susanna Witherden, wife of Henry Withenlen, £10, and to their son 
Richard £20 at twenty-one. Residue of all my goods and chattels to my 
son Lawrence IIuckstepp at twenty-one, my executor to have the use ol 
said goods until that time, paying to my son for the use thereof £6 for 
every £100 worth, the money to he used to buy lands for my said son. If 
my son die l)efore said age, reversion of said lands or money to John 
Huckstepp, whom I make my executor. 

My last will concerning my lands and tenements in Tenterden and 
Snargate, which I give to my son Lawrence at twenty-one, and if he die 
without lawful issue, reversion to my brother Stephen's son Thomii 
Huckstepp. [Signed] The m'ke of John Huckstepp. Witnesses : Garret 
Haffenden and Robert Haffendeu. Proved 17 February 1624/5 by John 
Hucksti'pp. The will was contested, but was upheld 5 April 1625. 
(Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 66, fo. 381.) 

The AVill of John Huckstepp of Tenterden in the County of Kent, 
yeoman, C November 6 Charles 1 [1630]. To my wife Alice £30, house- 
hold goods to the value of £40, wearing apparel, cloth, wheat, bees, poul- 
try, etc. The residue of my household stuff to my children, equally 
divided, to my sons at twenty-one and to my daughters at nineteen or 
marriage. To my brother Tliomas Huckstepp £10, and I make him ex- 
ecutor. To my daughters Sara and Joane £40 each at nineteen or mar- 
riage. To my son Stephen at twenty-one the lease of the farm where I 
dwell, he paying to my father Stephen Ilucstepp, if he be then living, £16 
a year for life. My brother Thomas to have the letting of said farm during 
the minority of my son Stephen, he paying the said annuity to my father, 
and the overplus to l)e used to apprentice my sons, with the consent of my 
wife, to some honest and lawful trade. 

My last will concerning my lands and messnage in Appledore and Ten- 
terden. To son Stephen at twenty-one a messuage and three acres of land 
in Appledore in the occupation of Anthony French. To my son Thomai 
Hucstepp at twenty-one my other two pieces of land in Appledore called 
Bameland and lower wish, containing ten acres and in my own occupation. 
To my four youngest sons, Nathanoell, William, Joseph, and John, at 
twenty-one, my two pieces of land in Tenterden at Sherleys Moore, con- 
taining nineteen and a half acres. My brother Thomas to have the letting 

1913] Genealogical Research in England 45 

of my farm, paying the profits to my wife Alice for the maintenance and 
education of sl\ my children. [Signed] John Huckstepp. Codicil, 15 
August 1631, makes provision for any possible posthumous child. Wi^ 
lesses: Samuel Curtis and Nathanaell Tilden. Proved 2 December 1631 
by Thomas Huckstepp, gen', brother of the deceased and executor named 
in the will. (Consistory of Canterbury, vol. 49, fo. 24.8.) 

The Will of John Hatohe of Tenterden in the County of Kent, yeo- 
man, 23 March 1628/9. To my wife Dorothy Hatch £100, wearing 
apparel, plate, furniture, cattle, poultry, grain, cloth, and all my books. 

To my brother William Hatch's chilc&en as follows : To his second son 
Thomas Hatch £10 and all sums he owes me, and at his death to all his 
children £50 equally divided, at twenty-one. To his now youngest son 
William Hatch £50, and if he die before receiving his legacy reversion to 
his chUdren at twenty-one, equally divided. To his daughter Elizabethi 
wife of Robart Soan of Bras ted, £10, and at her death to her children 
£40, equally divided, at the age of twenty-one. To his second daughter 
Judith, wife of Joseph Osborne of Ashford, £60, and to her son Jeremy 
Osborne at twenty-one £5. To his third daughter Margarett, widow of 
Wniiam Wood of Tenterden, £20. To his fourth daughter Mary, wife of 
William Shusall of New Romney, 22s. To his youngest daughter Anne 
Hatch £30 at twenty-one, she not to marry without the consent of her 
brothers John and William Hatch. If she do as her sister Shusall did, 
without their and my consent, then she shall have only 228. 

To my sister Winnfrithe's diildren as follows : To her eldest son Thomas 
Hackstepp £15, and to her other son John Huckstepp £30. If John die, 
mversion to his sons Stephen and Nathanaell, equally divided, at the age of 
twenty-one. To her eldest daughter Joane, widow of Robert Numan late 
of Crayford deceased, 20s. and a silver spoon which I had of Mr. Chapman, 
ifid to her children at twenty-one 10s. each. To her second daughter 
Anne, wife of William Snatte of Hunto [Hunton], 20s., and to Anna 
Snatte her daughter 20s. at twenty-one. To her third daughter Susan, 
wife of Benjamin Robus of Kennarton, £5, and to her sons and daughters 
Thomas Ramkyn, William Rambyn [«c] and Mary Rankin [«?c], Kath- 
erine Robus, Lidia Robus, and Susan Robus 20s. each at twenty-one. 
"Alsoe I do giue vnto Lidia Tilden wiffe of Nathaniell Tilden my sisters 
Toungest daughter" £10, and to her children Thomas, Joseph, Mary, 
Sarah, Judeth, and Lidia £20, equally divided, to be paid at twenty-one. 

To my sister Eatherine's children as follows : To her eldest son John 
Dunke £10, and to each of his children 40s. at twenty-one. To her second 
son WUliam Dunke £20. To her youngest son Daniel Dunke £30. To 
her daughter Ann, wife of Robert Glover, a silver spoon, and to each of 
her children 40s. each. To Katherine May, daughter of Martin Maye of 
Ould Romney that he had by Margaret Donck, my sister Katherine's 
daughter, £10. To her daughter Elizabeth Hubbard, wife of Hub- 
bard, £20. 

To my sister Ellynor Chittenden 22s., and to her children as follows : 
To her eldest son Thomas Chittenden £30. To her second son John 
Chittenden £50. To her youngest son William Chittenden £30. To her 
son Nathaniel Chittenden's son Nathaniel £20 at twenty-one. 

To my wife's sister's daughter, Elizabeth Pargiter, a silver spoon and 
a " spurr RyaU." To Peeter Philpott my wife's brother a " spur Ryall," 
and to Thomas Philpott her half-brother 1 Os. To Steven Huckstep << my 

46 Oenealogical Research in England [ Jan, 

booke of Mr. Caluins [Calyin's] sermons upon Gralathians." To Robert 
Chittenden 10s. To Nathaniell Tilden, William Soatte, Beniamyn BobiUy 
Robert Glover, Robert son of Joseph Osbane, and Thomas Smith, thai 
have married my kinswomen, 10s. each as a token of my love. To Mr. 
Warren of Sandwich, late lecturer of Benenden, £3. ^' Alsoe I doe gine 
mto M' Lotropp late mynister of Egerton fforty shillings." * To Thomas 
Brattell my wife's half-brother. To James Willes 10s., and to his wi£e 
Mary, my wife's brother's daughter, 20s., and to their daughter Dorothie 
Wills 10s. at the age of twenty-one. To brother Peeter Philpott's sons, 
Thomas Philpott of Arundell and John Philpott of Tenterden, 5s. each. 
To Thomas son of my brother Thomas Philpott of Rochester 20s. To my 
nnde Peeter Ware £5. To John Hatch of Mayfile [Mayfield, Sussex^ 
my brother William Hatch's eldest son, certain household goods [namedj 
and a feather bed which was my own father's. The residue of all my 
goods to the said John Hatch, sole executor. [Signed] John Hatche. 
Witnesses : Francis Smith, Daniell Benison, and Job Cushman. 

My will regarding all my lands. My messuage, buildings, and lands in 
Tenterden on the dens of Elarinden, E^vinden, Shrubcot, Donny, and 
Preston, and my gardens and lands in Tenterden to John Hatch, son of 
my brother WUliam, he paying my debts, legacies, and the following 
annuities : To wife Dorothy £4 a year jointure and a further £20 a year 
for life. To my brother WiUiam Hatch's son Thomas and his da^iter 
Elizabeth Soane £4 a year each for life. To Joane Numan, sister Wyni- 
friih's daughter, 40s. a year for life. ^* To Liddia Tilden wiffe of Nathaniell 
Tllden forty shillings a yeare during the tearme of her naturall liffe." To 
Anna wife of Robert Glover, my sister Katherine's daughter, 40s. a year 
for life. If John Hatch die before the legacies be paid, my loving cousiDa 
John Huckstepp, William Hatch, William Donck, and John Chittenden 
to sell my lands on the dens of Donny and Shrubscot, and to each of them 
for their pains £10 ; after the legacies and annuities are paid, the remainder 
of the money to John Hatch, son of my said cousin [nephew] John Hatch. 

5 Signed] John Hatch. Witnesses : Fraunces Smith, Daniell Benison, and 
ob Cushman. Record of probate unfinished. (Consistory of Canterbuiy, 
vol. .49, fo. 279.) 


Tenterden, co. Kent, 1544-16341 


1551 Edward son of Lawrence Hucsteppe 21 February [1551/2]. 
1553 John son of Lawrence Hucsteppe 15 January [1553/4]. 
1555 Denis daughter of Lawrence Hucsteppe 10 October. 

1577 William son of Thomas Hucsteppe 26 May. 

1578 Jone daughter of Thomas Hucsteppe 16 February [1578/9]. 

1579 Margaret daughter of Edward Hucsteppe 21 June. 

1580 Alice daughter of Edward Hucsteppe 1 July. 

1580 John son of Thomas Hucsteppe 9 October. 

1581 John son of Edward Hucsteppe 18 June. 

1582 Thomas son of Edward Hucsteppe 19 November. 
1584 Marey daughter of Edward Hucstepe 9 August. 

* Rev. John Lathrop, later of Scituate and Barnstable, New England. 
tBegi8ter^ 15i4-1693; transcripU, 169i-l684. 

1913] Oenecdogical Research in England 47 

1584 Thomas son of Stephen Hucsteppe 22 November. 

1586 John son of Stephen Hucsteppe 22 May. 

1587 ^'Lidia Hacstepp Daught of Steve Hucsteppe bapt ye 11th of 


1588 Susan daughter of Edward Hucsteppe 29 September. 

1588 James son of John Hucsteppe 9 March [1588/9]. 

1590 Jone daughter of Edward Hucsteppe 18 October. 

1599 Nicholas and Laurence sons of Thomas Hucstepp 20 May. 

1614 Martha daughter of Thomas Hucstep 25 September. 

1616 Sarah daughter of John Hucstepp Jun. 21 April. 

1616 Marie daughter of Thomas Hucstepp 24 November. 

1618 Stephan son of John Huckstepp the younger 9 July. 

1620 John son of Thomas Huckstep 29 October. 

1621 Thomas son of John Huckstep 3 April. 

1621 Walter son of Thomas Hucstep 10 February [1621/2]. 

1623 Nathaniel son of John Hucstep Jun. 27 April. 

1623 Judith daughter of Thomas Huckstep 26 October. 

1625 William son of John Huckstepp 10 April. 

1625 Lidia daughter of Thomas Huckstep 16 October. 

1627 Samuel son of Thomas Huckstep 16 September. 

1627 Joseph son of John Huckstep 17 February [1627/8]. 

1629 Winefrith daughter of Thomas Huckstep 19 Apru. 

1630 Samuel son of Thomas Huckstep 27 February [1630/1]. 
1633 Edward son of Thomas Huckstep 21 April. 


1546 Lawrence Hooksteppe and Jone Pope 17 August. 

U53 Thomas Hokestepp and Agnes Kerrey 19 June. 

1559 William Holneste and Jone Hucsteppe widow 1 February [1559/60]. 

1576 Thomas Hucsteppe and Martha Watts 13 August. 

1578 Edward Hucstepe and Alice Smyght 1 December. 

1584 Stephen Hucstepe and Winnifred Wills 14 February [1584/5]. 

1593 Steven Huckstepp and Priscilla Benison 13 February [1593/4]. 

1596 Henry Barnes and Annah Huckstepe 8 February [1596/7]. 

1611 Thomas Hucstepp and Mary Reeve 28 March. 

1611 Phillip Bromell and Joane Hucstepp 16 September. 

1614 Stephen Huckstepp and Jone Haffenden 2 November. 

1633 Robert Wills and Sarah Huckstepp both of Tenterden 27 August. 

1634 Richard Highsted and Frances Huckstep 14 April. 


1589 Agnes Hucsteppe wife to John 1 3 May. 

1591 Edward Hucstepp 6 April. 

1591 .lohn Hucstepp 24 April. 

1591 Widow Hucsteppe 24 November. 

1692 Winnifreth wife of Stephen Hucsteppe 6 October. 

1595 Alice Hucstepp widow 2 August. 

1598 «lone wife of Stevin Hucsteppe October. 

1599 Marie daughter of Stephan Hucsteppe puel' [la] 31 August. 
1608 Thomas Hocstepp 24 May. 
1608 The wife of John Hocstepp 25 June. 

*8he married Katbaniel Tilden and emigrated with him to New EngUud, 1635. 

48 The Hotchhiss Family [Jan. 

1609 Old Mother Hacstepp 23 October. 

1612 Susan wife to Stephen Hncstepp 23 March [1612/13]. 

1617 William son of Nicholas Hackstep 14 December. 

1624 John llucstep sen. 25 November. 

1626 Sarah wife of Stephen Hucstep 12 October. 

1629 Samuel son of Thomas Uuckstep 5 April. 

1630 John ilucstepp 15 October. 

1633 ^"Stephen lluckstepp a verie Aondent man was buried the 20*^ 

1633 Joane Huckstep 2 Jul v. 

Miscellaneous Entries from the Parish Registers and 
Transcripts of Tenterden, 1544-1636 


1577 Jone daughter of Richard Willes 23 June. 

1579 Susan daughter of Richard Wylls 15 February [1579/80]. 

15^2 John son of Richard Wills 23 July. 


1636 Alice daughter of Thomas Hatch and Ljdia his wife 25 September. 


1576 Richard Wills and Winefred Hatch 18 June. 
1602 William Snatt and Annah Willes 25 May. 


1582 John son of Richard Wills 14 November. 
1629 John ilatche 31 March. 

[From the foregoing wills and entries it apppears that Steven Hackstep 
of Trnttrden, who was buried 20 June 1633, married 14 Feb. 1584/5 
Winifred (Hatch) Wills, widow of Richard Wills aud sister of John Hatch, 
the testator of 1628. Of their children John Uuckstep was the testator of 
163u, and Lydia Huckstep, baptized 11 Feb. 1587/8, was married about 
160»i to Nathaniel Tilden and emigrated with him and their children to 
New England in 1635. (Register, vol. ^b^ p. 331.) John Hackstep, 
the testiitor of 1024, was an uncle of Lydia (Huckstep) Tilden. 

The will of John Hatch shows Puritan atiiliations, and is rich in family 
history. Doubtless some of the early Hatch emigrants to New England 
were related to him. — E. F.] 

[To be continued] 


By DoxALD LixES jACOBrs, M.A., of New HaTen, Conn. 
[Continned from vol. 66, page 332] 

22. John-* Hotcukiss (John* John,* Samuel^), bom 27 June 1694, died 
3 Feb. 1777. He was a captain, and lived at Cheshire. He mar- 
ri(<l, 10 Mar. 1719, Miriam Wood, who was bom about 1700 and 
died 10 Jan. 1765. 
Children : 

L913] The Hotchkiss Family 49 

51. 1. . Ja80N,» b. 12 May 1719. 

U. Sarah, b. 18 July 1721 ; m. U June 1738 Augustus Bristol, b. 26 

Nov. 1711, d. 4 Feb. 1742. 
iii. Dorothy, b. 28 Dec. 1728 ; d. bef . 1758 ; m. 27 Dec. 1742 Samuel 

Benham, b. 5 Jan. 1720, d. abt. 1754. 
iy. Hannah, b. 3 July 1726 ; m. 28 Feb. 1745 Josrph Bunnell, b. 17 

Jau. 1723. 
T. Miriam, b. 10 Sept. 1728 ; m. 16 June 1747 Gideon Curtis. 
vi. Naomi, b. 23 Feb. 1731 ; m. 6 Nov. 1749 Samuel Adams. 
vli. LYDLi, bapt. Feb. 1733. 

62. viil. John, b. 16 Sept. 1785. 

63. is. Elljah, b. 6 Mar. 1738. 

X. Mart, b. 5 Dec. 1740 ; m. 12 May 1757 Thomas Brooks. 

J3. Capt. Amos* Hotchkiss (John,* John,^ Samuel^), bom 27 June 1704, 
lived at Cheshire, and died 17 Jan. 1773. He married first, 25 
Feb. 1731, Elizabeth Matthews, who died 17 Sept. 1731 ; and 
secondly Obedience Munson, daughter of Samuel and Martha 
(Ferns), who was born 13 Oct. 1702. 
Children by second wife : 

i. Elizabeth,* bapt. 23 Dec. 1733; m. (1) 6 May 1762 Jonathan Bris- 
tol, b. 27 July 1725, d. 1762 ; m. (2) 1 Mar. 1769 Abnkr Blakkslbb. 

11. Robert, bapt. June 1736; d. Apr. 1750. 
54. ill. Amos, b. 27 Mar. 1738. 

ir. Obedikncb, b. 7 Jan. 1740 ; had son Boswell^* b. 4 July 1765 ; m. 23 
Feb. 1769 Abner Austin. 

T. Lois, b. 2 July 1743 ; had daughter Tryal Hitchcock,* b. July 1759, 
who m. in 1778 Samuel Anthony ; m. 14 Nov. 1765 William Jones. 

t1. Marlow, b. 20 June 1745 ; m. 13 Nov. 1764 Titus Lines, b. 19 Mar. 
1741, d. 1770. 

24. James^ Hotchkiss (John,* John,^ Samuel^), born 24 Nov. 1706, lived 
at Cheshire, and died 6 Mar. 1781. He married, 23 July 1728, 
Tamar Munson, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Preston), who was 
bom 5 i:)ec. 1707 and died 2 Oct. 1788. 
Children : 

i. James.* 

65. ii. Benjamin, b. 3 Mar. 1730. 

66. Hi. Asa, b. 24 Nov. 1731. 

iv. Robert, b. 17 June 1733. 

V. Eunice, b. 28 Mar. 1735; d. 16 Jan. 1737. 

Ti. Tamar, b. 24 Aug. 1736. 

vll. Eunice, bapt. 29 Jan. 1788; m. 15 Feb. 1758 Andrew Durand. 

Till. WArrsTiLL, bapt. Oct. 1740; m. Eunice Bradley. Children: 1. 
Am,* b. 23 Nov. 1764. 2. Eunice, b. 25 Mar. 1768. 3. Waitstill, 
b. 18 May 1771 ; m. 25 May 1800 Phebe Cowell. 4. Lydia, b. 30 
June 1775. Probably others. 

ix. Reuben, b. 5 Feb. 1743. 

X. Lydia, b. 1 1 Aug. 1745. 

xi. Lois, m. 3 Jan. 1770 John Ives. 

^' Henry* Hotchkiss (John* John,* Samuel^), bom 1 Apr. 1715, was 
a captain, lived at Cheshire, and died 9 June 1799. He married 
first, 23 Nov. 1736, Sarah Bknham, daughter of Nathan and Sarah 
(Ht:echer), who was bom at West Haven about 1712 and died 19 
Nov. 1751; and secondly Lydia Brooks, widow, who was born 
about 1719 and died 7 Mar. 1793. 

€7. i. Joseph,* b. 18 Dec. 1738. 

50 Tie Hoiektus Famdiy [Ji 

fi. Hcnrr. b.1 S«pc. irSd: B.4 Jn. 1739 EffraiB SMim. ^hOdrcB: 
I. Jf4ry.b.»Scp«.ir>n. ». £icitfr.d.» Dec I7r<». 3. CUnecf, 
b. 10 Feb. irSo. 4. L^i^m. b. »> Feb. ir«*: m. SO Oct. 1790 Olif* 
Browu. i. Amaaa. b. K Xor. 17*9. F)rob«b&j othcnw 

liL J05AH. b. M Jmn. 1741: d. s«p€. 1743. 

It. Sa&as. b. » Feb. 174d: d. lt> Sept. 1«U: B.S Dec IZCl Ti 
UrrcHOjCK. b. i;> Apr. I74I. d. a* Apr. 1^09. 
5d. T. J«>5;jkH. bw 2i» t>ct. 174». 

Tt Mast. b. 1 Feb. 1747; d. 1747. 

26. Cal eb* Hotcbkiss (Jotkma* JohtL} Sammei^), hont ^ Jvlj 1 703, 

i7 Ore 1785. He IIt^ a£ H^un^inA. He marned. Id' Dec 1728, 
RcTH Mc!r503r. «ixii^cer of John vi^i S^nh (Cooper), who wu 
bom :30 Jan. 17ijd ui died 21 >fAj 17?o. 

S9. i. Emxeeiah.^ b. 27 Scpc. 1739. 

CO. ii. JijHjr twin., b. 12 Not. iril. 

iii. SAJcjtH twin . b. 12 Not. 1731. 

61. ir. Ji>»HrA I twin. . b. 12 Feb. 1734. 

T. Sr^A>~3CAH ^twin^ . b. 12 Feb. 1734 : m. 17 Jolj 1754 Ezxa DaGGBTT. 


Til. BcTH. m. 13 Not. 17(53 IcsuBOD Pagx. 

Till. EaTKKK. 

27. Jo^HUA^ HoTCKKiss (Jotkuft,' JoAjL.* SammeT}, born 22 Dec 1707, 

marrlc^l 16 Dec. 1732, UBCDiEycc Coopek, dAoghter of Sftmad 
auid Elizabeth (Smith), who wa« bom 2o Jalj 1712. 

L Ha^cnab.* b. 14 Jan. 1734. 

U. Charles b. ? Jolj i:3<: m. 11 Feb. 17£! ELOLkBKTH w>»»i* 
liL Tui4»rHY, b. 16 Max. 1742. 

iT. El'mcc b. U JoIt 1745 ; xn. 5 Aa^. 17i>2 Ji>hx Datu» of Litchfield. 
T. L^jl». b. I*> Ao^. 174*J; prub. xn. fj Dec. 1772 Aabo^t Smith of New 

28. Joseph* Hotchbiss {Joteph^ J*Am,^ SimMuT-}^ bora 3 SepL 1700, 

dir<i 5 >ept. 1740. He liTed at GaiLiord. He mBriied, 1725, 
Thankful Stone, who died 14 Sepc 1751. 

€3. f. EzEKHX.* b. 14 Mar. I72i>. 
61. ii. Da.mel. b. 2 JalT 172:?. 

ill. KAtHEX. b. I? Mar. 1730: d. 15 Aug. 1^02: m. 1 Dec 1748 BCilbb^ 
Hmtchkim (Jppac.* J'j^-rpA.* Jjhni* Simuel}-, b. II Feb. 17S8, d. 
U MaT 1^10. 
It. Jt.'H.x. b. abt. 1732: d. 30 Oct. 1?»9: m. 20 Apr. 1756 Obi 

Sru.NB, who d. 2S 31*t 17V7. 
T. Maky. b. abt. 1734: d. 1^ Mar. 1743. 
Ti Thankftl. m. 3 Sept. 17oo F.ijhu Sto^te of Litchfield. 
65. vi:. J«.*^cPH. b. 22 Oct. 1736. 

Till Amo!^. b. 2 Jan. 173^: remoTed to Vermont, 
ix. Lbf^xezeb. b. 5 Jan. 1741 ; d. 23 Not. 1760. 

29. Jo«r AH* HoTCHBiss (n^moA.* John^ Samue!}\ bom 3 Apr. 1720, \vf€Sid 
at < h*r«'hire. and married, 8 Dec. 1741, Abigail BAKTHOLOJfBW. 

(. hlltlrtn : 

<«. I. J./*UH.» b. 26 Dec. 1742. 
67. ii. BeN'^xi. b. 4 Aug. 1752. 
Pro*)*bly others. 

.913] The Hotchhisa Family 51 

10. LsNT* HoTCHKiss (Jostoh,* Johny* Samuel^)y born 2 June 1726, died 
8 Apr. 1760. He married, 20 Dec 1750, Abigail Chauncst, 
who married secondly Isaac Tyler. 
Children : 

I. BuTH,* b. 29 Oct. 1751 ; m. 20 Dec. 1775 William Pkrkiks, b. 6 Jan. 

1756. They removed to Pomfret, Vt. 
li. Abigail (twin), b. 2 Sept. 1753. 
iii. Lent (twin), b. 2 Sept. 1758 ; d. 2 Dec. 1805 ; m. Sarah Ball, b. 19 

Oct. 1765, d. 22 May 1808. They removed to New Haven. Besides 

several children who died young, they had : John B.^* b. abt. 1798, 

d. 24 Aug. 1839, a shipmaster of New Haven. 
iv. Martha, b. 2 Aug. 1757 ; m. 16 Nov. 1778 Elisha Jonbs. 

1. Caleb^ Hotchkiss (Oaleb,^ Johrij^ Samuel})^ bom 6 June 1712, died 
5 July 1779. He lived at Hamden. He married, -6 Jan. 1737, 
Phebk Atwater, who was bom 20 Oct 1714 and died 19 Feb. 
Children : 

68. 1. Stkphen,* b. 4 Feb. 1788. 

II. Phkb£, b. 12 Oct. 1789 ; d. young. 

ilL Mshitabel, b. 20 Mar. 1742 ; d. 18 Mar. 1804 ; m. 11 Nov. 1761 £u- 
JAH« Hotchkiss of Derby (43), b. 13 May 1733, d. 2 Sept. 1806. 
€9. Iv. Jonah, b. 12 June 1745. 

V. Amos, b. 22 May 1750 ; m. 12 Sept. 1773 Bebecca Gilbert. 
vi. Asa, d. 1800. 

51 JOEL^ Hotchkiss {Caleh^^ John,* SamueF), bom 18 Mar. 1716, died 
in 1777. He married first, 5 Nov. 1741, Mart Sherman, bom 

19 Mar. 1719 ; and secondly Sarah . 

Children : 

70. i. EuHU,* b. 16 Aug. 1742. 

U. Joel, b. 9 Nov. 1745 ; d. in 1819 ; m. Martha Peck. Administra- 
tion on bis estate was granted to Peninah and Meliitabel Hotchkiss, 
with Medad Hotchkiss as surety. 

iii. Mart, b. 25 Jan. 1748 ; d. young. 

iv. EuPHALRT, b. 14 Apr. 1750; removed to Litchfield; m. Esther 
Beecher, bapt. 26 Aug. 1752. 

V. EuAS (twin), b. 18 Mar. 1752; d. 1822; m. Extnice Atwater, b. 

vi. Mary (twin), b. 18 Mar. 1752. 

vii. Bachel, b. 21 Feb. 1754. 

viii. Eldad, b. 21 Apr. 1756 ; m. Abigail Atwater, b. 1759. 

iz. Mrdad, b. 21 Apr. 1758; d. young. 

z. Medad, b. 7 Oct. 1760; d. 1828. 

zi. Mehitabel, b. 14 July 1764. 

53. Nehemiah* Hotchkiss {CaUhy^ John,* Samuel}), bom 20 Apr. 
1719, died in 1769. He married, 8 Nov. 1739, Mart Rkxford, 
daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth (Stevens), who was bom about 
1720 and died 2 Aug. 1770. 
Children : 

t. Naomi,* b. 15 Mar. 1741 ; m. 18 Dec. 1764 Jasses Bradley, Jr. 

ii. Amt. 

Iii. Nkhemiah, b. 11 Jan. 1745 ; m. 25 Jan. 1768 Rebecca Osborn. 

iv. Mary, b. 2 Jan. 1747 ; m. 17 Mar. 1768 Enoch Moulthuop. 

V. Martha, m. Jonathan Spbrry of Soutlibury. 

vi. Arthur, d. June 1760. 

▼ol. lxyii* 4 

52 The Hotchkiss Family [Jan. 

34. Samuel^ Hotchkiss (Samudy* Samuel,* SamueP), bom at East 
Haven 5 Jan. 1715, died at Northford in 1774. He married Mart 


Children : 

I. Mabt,» b. abt. 1746; d. 1779. 

II. Sarah. 
lii. Samuel. 

iv. Ebenezer, b. abt. 1768 ; d. 1774. 

y. Haknah, m. 28 Mar. 1786 Jacob Bunkell of Branford, b. 12 Dec. 

85. Joshua^ Hotchkiss {Stephen,* Joshua,* Samuel^)^ bom 26 Aug. 
1705, died 29 Dec. 1788. He lived at Cheshire. He married, 
2 Feb. 1732, Mabt^ Hotchkiss, born 1 Apr. 1701, died 13 Nov. 
1787. . 
Children : 

71. 1. John,* b. 27 Feb. 1733. 

11. EuzABETH, b. 30 Mar. 1735 ; m. (1) 23 Kov. 1762 Ebknkzer Ben- 
ham, b. 31 Oct. 1726, d. 25 Dec. 1755; m. (2) 25 Mar. 1768 Amos 
Osborne of Waterbury. 

lii. Mary, b. 11 Aug. 1737 ; d. 19 June 1738. 

iv. Mary, b. 6 June 1789 ; m. 10 Jan. 1760 Wiluam Wheeler, Jr. 

36. Dea. Gideon^ Hotchkiss (Stephen,* Joshua,* Samuel^), bom at 
Cheshire 5 Dec. 1716, died 3 Sept. 1807. He married first, 18 June 
1737, Anna Bkockett, who died 1 Aug. 1762 ; and secondly, 22 
Feb. 1763, Mabel Stiles. He settled at Waterbury, and his de- 
scendants are given in Anderson's History of IVcUerbury. 
Children by first wife : 

I. Jes8B,» b. 9 Oct. 1738 ; d. 29 Sept. 1776 ; m. 2 Oct. 1769 Charitt 

Mallory, and left issue. 

II. David, b. 5 Apr. 1740; m. (1) 21 Nov. 1763 Abigail Douglas, who 

d. 5 Apr. 1775 ; m. (2) 5 July 1775 Peninah Todd; left issue. 

lii. Abraham, b. and d. 3 May 1742. 

iv. Abraham, b. 25 Mar. 1743; d. 29 Oct. 1806; m. 30 Dec. 1767 Han- 
nah Weed. 

v. Gideon, b. 31 Dec. 1744 ; d. 6 Jan. 1819 ; m. Mary Scott ; left issue. 

vi. UuLDAii, b. 27 June 1747; d. 28 Mar. 1774; m. 8 Apr. 1773 Joseph 

vii. Anna, b. 22 Oct. 1749; m. 16 Mar. 1775 Reuben Williams. 

yiii. Amos, b. 24 Nov. 1751; m. 24 Dec. 1772 Abigail Scott ; left Issue. 

ix. Submit, b. 2 June 1753; in. 16 June 1775 David Paynb. 

X. Titu8, b. 26 June 1755 ; m. Rachel Guernsey. 

xi. £ben, b. 13 Dec. 1757; m. 15 Feb. 1781 Mary Sanford; left issue. 

xii. Ahahel, b. 15 Feb. 1760; m. (1) 22 Mar. 1781 Sarah Wdlllams, veh€> 
d. 28 Mar. 1794 ; m. (2) 7 June 1794 Phrbb Mbrriam ; left issue. 

xiii. Benoni, b. and d. 27 July 1762. 

Children bv second wife : 

xlv. Mabel, b. 23 May 1764; d. 6 May 1797; m. Chauncey Judd. 
XV. Phede. b. 29 Aug. 1765; d. 1789; m. Reuben Williams. 
xvi. Hann^ui, b. 14 Oct. 1766; d. 26 Nov. 1766. 
xvil. Stiles, b. 30 Jan. 1768; m. Polly Horton; had issue. 

xviii. Olive, b. 21 Nov. .1769; in. Jones. 

xix. . Mellicent, b. 6 May 1771 ; m. David Sanford. 
XX. Amzi, b. 3 July 1774 ; removed to Meriden. 

87. Dea. Stephen* Hotchkiss (Stephen,* Joshua,* Samuel^), bom 1 Dec 
1718, lived at Cliesliire. He married first Thankful Cook, who 

1913] The HotchkisB Family 53 

was born about 1718 and died 14 Sept. 1760 ; secondly, 2 Mar. 1762, 
Anne (Botce) Johnson, widow of Dajiiel; and thmllj, 18 Sept. 
1782, Thankful Brooks. 
Children by first wife : 

i. EsTHKB,* b. 28 Oct. 1743 ; d. 15 Oct. 1749. 

ii. Thankful,, b. 14 Mar. 1745; m. (1) 5 Hay 1767 Trrus Preston, b. 
29 Jan. 1744, d. 7 June 1770; m. (2) 21 Mar. 1771 Stephen Cook. 
ill. Susannah, bapt. Ang. 1747; d. 15 Oct. 1749. 
iy. Esther, b. 9 June 1750. 
▼. Susannah, b. 20 July 1752. 
▼1. Stephen, b. 15 July 1754. 
Til. Samuel, b. 22 Oct. 1755. 

38. Silas^ Hotchkisb (Stephen^^ Joshuay* Samtiel^)^ bom 20 Dec. 1719, 
died in Jan. 1788. He remoyed to Waterbnry. He married first, 
12 May 1748, Lois (Richards) Bronson, widow of Benjamin, 

who died 7 Feb. 1776 ; and secondly Abigail , who died 

81 Aug. 1794. 

Children by first wife : 

L Chloe,* b. 19 Jan. 1749. 

U. Hester, b. 2 Jan. 1751; d. 28 Feb. 1787; m. 21 Noy. 1774 Joseph 

ilL Stephen, b. 24 Aug. 1758; d. 9 Sept. 1826; m. 81 Dec 1778 Tamar 

Bjchason; left Issue. 
iy. Truman, b. 18 June 1780; d. May 1888. 
y. Lois, b. 21 Mar. 1768; d. 28 Aug. 1768. 

89. Benjamin^ Hotghkiss (Stephen,^ Joshua^* Samud})^ born 1 Feb. 

1728, liyed at Cheshire, aiid married, 16 Apr. 1751, Elizabeth 



1. Abraham Barnes,* b. 21 Jan. 1752 ; d. 8 Feb. 1752. 
U. Elizabeth, b. 15 Feb. 1758. 
ill. Hannah, b. 14 June 1755. 

40. IsAAC^ Hotghkiss {baaef Mhua^ Samuel^), bom about 1729, died 

in 1777. He liyea at Woodbridge, and married Anna » 

Children : 

i. • LORANIA,* bapt 80 Aug. 1752. 
7t. U. Abraham. 

Ul. Peter. 
78. iy. Isaac, b. abt. 1758. 

y. Ighabod. 

Perhaps other children. 

41. Dea. Jagob^ Hotghkiss (Hcmc,* Joihuoy* Samuel^)^ bom about 1786, 

died 26 June 1825. He liyed at Woodbridge, and married, 25 Jan. 
1768, Mart Perkins, daughter of Thomas and Rachel (Peck), 
who was bom 20 Aug. 1744. 
Children (order uncertain) : 

1. . Zedeeiah.* 

ii. Zacchecs. 

ilL Mary, m. Thomas. 

Iv. HuLDAH, m. Hull. 

y. Kboda, m. ' Warner. 

vl. Lucy, m. -^— Warner. 

\\l Hannah, m. Thomas. 

54 The Hotchkiss Family [Jan. 

42. Jabez^ Hotchkiss {Jacob,* Joihua^ Samud^), bom 4 Aae. 1729, 

lived at Bethany, and married Ltdia Spebbt, daughter of Stephen 
and Lydia (Holt). 
Children : 

74. 1. Stephen,* b. 81 Oct. 1761. 

ii. Mary, b. 8 June 1762. 

ill. Timothy, b. 22 Jan. 1766. 

iv. Lydia, b. 1 Apr. 1768 ; d. 1778. 

v. Eleazer, b. 4 June 1770. 

yi. Lydia, b. 7 June 1774. 

43. Elijah^ Hotchkiss (Jacob,* Jothua,* SamueP)^ bom 18 May 1733, 

founded the second Derby branch of the famOy, and died 2 Sept. 
1806. He married, 11 Nov. 1761, Mehitabel* Hotchkiss, 
daughter of Caleb (31), who was bom 20 Mar. 1742 and died 18 
Mar. 1804. 
Children : 

76. 1. Levekett,* b. 6 Oct. 1762. 
li. Phebe, b. 2 Aug. 1764. 
ill. Elijah, b. 16 Nov. 1766. 
Iv. Elizabeth, b. 17 June 1769 ; d. 29 Aug. 1794. 
V. MEHrrABEL, b. 22 July 1772 ; d. 4 Nov. 1888. 
vi. Cyrus, b. 16 July 1774 ; d. 27 Jan. 1846 ; m. Catharinb , who 

d. 24 Feb. 1832 ; had Issue, 
vll. Nabby, b. 80 Aug. 1777; m. Ezra Lewis. 
vlli. Burr, m. Mary Tomlinson. 
ix. Rebecca. 

44. Abraham^ Hotchkiss (Jacob,* Joshua,* ScunueP), bom 9 Feb. 1742, 

lived at Hamdcu, and died 8 June 1778. He married, 7 Feb. 1769, 
Phebe Augur, who was bom about 1739 and died 29 Mar. 1818. 
Children : 

i. Polly,* b. 13 Nov. 1770; m. Rev. Tillotson Brownson. 

11. EiJAS, b. 13 Aug. 1772; d. 7 July 1830; m. (1) Chlob Todd, b. tbt 
1778, d. 27 July 1797 ; m. (2) Esther Dicker3Ian, b. abt. 1779, dU 
2 Nov. 1826. For descendants see Dickerman Genealogy^ p. 883. 

ill. Huldah, b. 22 July 1774 ; d. without issue. 

45. Joseph^ Hotchkiss (Samuel* Thomas,* SamueP) lived at Bethany, 

and married Hrst, about 1737, Lydia Thomas, who was bom 28 
Sept. 1709 and died shortly after Feb. 1738. He married secondly, 
15 Oct. 1738, Patience Collins, daughter of Joseph, who was 
bora 8 Oct. 1719 and died 8 Jan. 1754. 
Children by second wife : 

76. 1. Joseph,* b. 21 May 1739. 

77. 11. Samuel, b. 19 June 1741. 

Hi. Patiknck, b. 22 Apr. 1743 ; m. Samuel Hcne of Milford. 

78. Iv. William, b. 9 Oct. 1744. 

V. Jonas, b. 20 Aug. 1746 ; m. Mabel . 

79. vi. Benjamin, b. 2 June 1748. 

vll. Joel, b. 19 Mar. 1752; d. 29 Jan. 1816; m. 16 Jan. 1777 Abioail 
Speury, b. 16 May 1753, d. 15 Aug. 1887, daughter of David and 
Abigail (Perkins). They lived near Lltchfleld, and were buried 
at Northtlcld. They left issue. 

vlii. EzEKiEL, b. 5 Jan. 1754 ; m. Kebecca Thomas, daughter of Gershoiii. 

46. David* Hotchkiss (Abraham,* Thomas,* Samuel^)^ bom 19 Ane. 

1724, removed to Woodbury, and died 24 Jane 1777. He marri^ 

1913] The Hotehkiss Family 55 

10 Not. 1748, Submit Hill, who died Mar. 1756. 
Children : 

1. Sibyl,* b. 29 May 1749 ; m. 1778 Simbon Taylor of Woodbury, 

ii. David, bapt. 20 Jan. 1751. 

Hi. HuLDAH, b. 16 Apr. 1762 ; m. Yale. 

Iv. Eliza, b. 8 Feb. 1754 ; m. (1) Jessb Munobr of Gallf ord ; m. (2) 


60. T. Bel^en, b. 8 Mar. 1756. 

47. Daniel^ Hotchkiss (Danid,* Daniely^ SamueP\ bom at New 

Haven, founded the fourth Cheshire branch of the family. He 
married Maxrb Cook, daughter of Capt. Ephraim. 
Children : 

1. Daniel,* b. 19 Aug. 1744; d. 28 July 1827; m. 24 Aug. 1769 Sabah 

' Smith. 
ii. Susanna, b. 2 Mar. 1746 ; m. 27 Sept. 1769 Ephraim Smith. 

ill. Ephraim, b. 16 Aug. 1747 ; d. 1817 ; m. Elizabeth . 

iv. Lydia, b. 9 Mar. 1749. 

V. Esther, b. 28 Sept. 1750 ; m. Jan. 1778 Jotham Gaylord. 

t1. Mamrb, b. 15 July 1752 ; d. Sept. 1804 ; m. 14 Mar. 1776 Dea. Lemuel 

Hitchcock of Cheshire, Durham, N. T., and Windham, N. T., 

b 20 Dec. 1749, d. 27 June 1829. 
vii. Robert, b. 4 Apr. 1754 ; lived at Cheshire ; m. Lucy Brooks (?). 
viii. Solomon, b. 20 June 1756; remoyed to Bethany; d. 20 Apr. 1849. 
ix. Elizabeth, b. 4 Dec. 1757; d. 29 June 1808; m. 20 Nov. 1777 Ezra 

Bristol, b. 9 Jan. 1753, d. 9 May 1819. 
z. TiRZAH, b. 14 Aug. 1759; d. 6 Sept. 1786; m. Eluah Wooding of 

Bethany, b. abt. 1761, d. 7 Nov. 1826. 
zl. Salmon, b. 14 Nov. 1761. 
ziL Candacx, b. 14 Apr. 1768 ; m. 1 May 1788 Ekos Tuttlb, Jr., of New 

zili. Rbbboca, b. 5 Jan. 1765 ; m. Joel Wilmot of Bristol, 
zlv. John Cook, b. 8 Sept. 1767; m. Sarah* Hotchkiss, daughter of 

John (71). 

48. Solomon^ Hotchkiss (Dcmiel^* Daniel^* Samuel^)^ of Woodbridge, 

died Apr. 1763. He married, 16 Dec. 1748, Eleanor Perkins, 
daughter of Seth and Elizabeth (Munson), who was bom 3 Sept. 
1726 and died 9 May 1816. 

i. Euzabbth,' b. 5 Dec. 1749 ; m. 16 Mar. 1777 Daniel Johnson of 
•1. ii. Solomon, b. 20 Mar. 1753. 
as. ill. David, b. 26 Oct. 1754. 

49. Dea. Eliphalbt' Hotchkiss (Daniel^* Daniel^* Samuel^)^ bom 

1 Nov. 1727, died 5 Jnly 1803. He founded the first Derby branch 
of the family. He married, 26 Dec. 1751, Comfort Hahobr, 
daughter of Jabez, who was bom 10 Sept 1720 and died 11 Mar. 

Children : 

1. Susannah,* b. 6 Jan. 1758 ; m. 18 June 1774 Danibl Tomunson. 
38. ii. Levi, b. 8 May 1754. 

ill. Elifhalbt, b. 1 Apr. 1756 ; d. 25 Feb. 1775. 

iv. Moses, b. 28 Dec. 1757; d. 9 May 1799; m. 25 Jan. 1787 Sarah 

Bryan of Milford, who d. after 1828. Child : 1. Sally Jf.,* b. abt. 

1790; d. 29 Apr. 1828. 
w. Da^id, b. 80 Dec. 1759 ; d. 80 Aug. 1776. 
tL Philo, b. 26 Nov. 1761 ; d. 22 June 1787. ChUdren : 1. Philo.* 2. 

56 Tovm Records of Gosport^ If. H. [Jan. 

50. Obadiah^ Hotchkiss {Daniel^ Danid^ Samiiel^)y born 9 Apr. 1781, 
lived at New HaTen, and died 23 Mar. 1805. He married, 16 Nor. 
1758y Merct Perkins, daughter of Daniel and Martha (£IooGk)| 
who was bom 30 Jan. 1730 and died 14 Jan. 1797. 

84. i. £u,» b. 18 Sept. 1758. 

U. Ltdia, b. 26 Jan. 1761; d. 2 Mar. 1798; m. 26 Sept 1781 Jasid 

85. ill. Obadiah, b. 4 Sept. 1762. 

lY. Silas, b. 16 Mar. 1765 ; d. 24 Sept. 1778. 

86. T. JusTua, b. abi. 1772. 

[To be continaed] 


CommanicAted by Joseph Wsathbbhsao Warksn, 1I.D., of Bryn Xawr, Fk 

Besides the book containing <* The Becords of the Church of Gosport,'' 
which was in large part printed in the Beoister, vol. 66,* the town of 
Gosport, N. H., had also a book containing the records of town-meetings 
together with a varictv of other entries conoemin^ the families of Star 
Island and to some extent of other of the Isles of Shoals and their affairs. 
In 1872 nearly the whole of Star Island, including all of the land beloii|^ 
ing to the town of Gosport, passed into other, priyate hands, in order that 
a large summer hotel, the Oceanic, the proposed riyal of the popular Apple- 
dore House, might be erected ihere. The town, which was incorporated 
24 Dec 1715, did not at once go out of existence. A kind of organizatian 
was preserved, some dwellers on other islands and other non-residents beiic 
generally taken in for that purpose, and from time to time, as late as 187^ 
a representative was elected to go to Concord and actually went. In tlie 
sessions of the House of Representatives in 1876 the question of excusing 
Gosport from sending a representative, which had been brought up at intei«- 
Tals ever since 1871, became fully ripe, and bills were introduced to repeal 
the act authorizing representation, or to take away the charter, and to annex 
the place to Rye. These passed the House 19 July, and the Senate ooo- 
curreii therein the next day. The act was to take effect 1 Sept. 1876i. 
The next year another bill was passed, which estaUished the district of 
Gosport in the town of Rye and gave to it certain powers as to police r^ii- 
lations and ordinances as though it were a duly inccMporated town. It was 
also provided that all the taxes of the cUstrict, other than for state and 
county purposes, should be for its exclusive use and benefit. Two yeara 
laser, in 1879, the district of GosiK)rt was made liable for paupers and 
other demands as though an independent township. One may reasonably 
guess that the inhabitants of Rye had a haml in this somewhat remarkaUe 
legislation, fearing that old and decrepit Shoalers might acquire daima oo 
the town and become a burden. 

For some vears the book of town records remained as a curiositv for tlie 
ediiicadon of the summer visitor at the hotel on Star Island. It then 

*Tbas book u cow in the keeping of the Xew HAmpshira HiHoncal Socistj tX 

1918] Town Records of Gosport^ N". JET, 67 

into the posaesBion of the selectmen of Rye, nntil, under the state law for 
the preservation of old records, it was taken to Concord and put with the 
other documents now in charge of the secretary of state.* 

The book has no title-page and no name, except on a strip of paper pasted 
on the back, but it is proper to call it the " Town Records of Gosport,*' 
although it contains many other things. It is of about the same form as 
the church book, 12} by 8 inches, and has 458 pages. Formerly only a 
partial paging by folio numbers existed, but a few years ago all the pages 
were clearly marked, and this numbering is followed here. The book con- 
tains two kinds of paper ; it is in fact really two books bound in one, and 
some pages clearly show that they were slightly trimmed in the process. 
Down to page 110 we evidently have a portion of what in some late entries 
is called the **old book," which was begun in 1731. Some of the records 
here are beautifully written, while others show evidence of much painful 
labor with the pen and a use of the English of the monarch of the moment 
calculated to make modem reformers of spelling blush at their moderation. 
A few of these remaining pages are much besmoked and brittle, as though 
the book had been in a fire. I am indeed informed that the Records were 
in the Atlantic House when this building and several others were destroyed 
in the great lire of May 1866. This was perhaps not the only exposure of 
the kind, fdr fires were not infrequent on Star Island. A part of this older 
book has been copied into the newer part of the existent book, but it is not 
jKMsible to say how much was lost or destroyed. From page 111 on we 
have another kind of paper, bluish in color, and many of the sheets have 
the stamp of a crown over BATH in the comer. This part, I take it, 
formed at one time a separate ^* new " book. The earliest record on this 
kind of paper seems to be one of 1842 (p. 453), which is hardly an entry 
that would have been copied from the old book. The new paper or new 
book does not seem to have come into general use until several years later, 
and even then many entries continued to be made in the old book or part, 
ponibly because it was more accessible. It will readily be seen that the 
vtmoftt freedom was used, not only in the kind of entry, but also in the 
place where it was put Even in the entries of the town-meetings there is 
much irregularity. This is in part due to the quite natural practice of 
writing fi^t on the right-hand page and then on the left ; but often the 
whim of the moment took the writer of other entries to some unexpected 
place. Some of the confusion may be attributed to misplacement of sheets 
for rebinding. 

These Town Records are in some respects almost as remarkable for what 
they omit as for what they contain. There is no account of any meeting 
before 1731, although some must have been held^ for we have elsewhere 
Co the selectmen of Gosport of an earlier date. It is a reasonable 
_ that the advent of Mr. Tucke had much influence in leading the town 
to start a regular book of records. None of these records, however, are in 
bii hand, nor does he appear actively in any of the business of the town. 
There is also no entry for 1734 and none for the years 1741>45, 1765, 
and 1772. For one or two of these years there may be some confusion of 
the dates, but whatever the explanation, a number of records are not 
bere. The pages containing them may have been damaged, and the copy- 

*f gladly take this opportunity to acknowledge publicly the great courtesy and un- 
failing kindnett shown me by the Secretary, Mr. Edward N. Pearson, and the staff of 
kia office, particularly by Miss Sargent and Mr. Willis, in my Arequent visits to that 
office for toA examination of these and other records. 

58 Town Records of Qosportj N. H. [Jan. 

ing of such pages may not have appealed to the copybt when other parts 
of the book were transcribed. Records of town-meetings are also entirely 
lacking for the years 1776-1802, unless the vague ana undated entry on 
p. 87 belongs here. During the big gap from 1805 to 1844 it is certain 
that no meetings were held. For the year 1853 a meeting is called, but 
there is no record of its doings. Although there is a call for a meeting 
which seems to belong to 1855, there is no record of such a meeting that 
year or the next, but in the almanac of the period {New Hcanpshir^ 
Heffister) town officers appear and the town had a representative at Concord. 
The years 1860-61 are also lacking, and there is no record of* a town- 
meeting after 1862, not even after the voluminous notice of one in 1863. 
There is plenty of outside evidence that meetings were held after that 
time, although probably with some irregularity; it is also possible that 
these records have been removed from the book, but the make-up of the 
book does not clearly show this. It is well known that at this time there 
was much disagreement in town affairs among the Gosportians, and nuiny 
contentions arose, reaching even to the point of personal conflicts. It is 
also pretty clear to those familiar with the conditions of these stormy times 
that the existence of jealousies and quarrels made the inhabitants resdj to 
sell out when the chance came, despite tlie fact that the place was well on 
the way to prosperity. These are, however, matters with which the Records 
have no immediate connection, and we are not now concerned with the his- 
tory of Gosport save as it makes the l>ook more clear. 

What appears here is in the main a faithful copy of the originaL In 
using the material it should be remembered that ^though in many 
we can tell who made the record and thus gauge its accuracy, there 
also many items which may be viewed with a judicious skepticism. It 
should also be borne in mind that many of the families are by no means 
completely recorded. Often an entry was made when the family was new 
or small, and no account was taken of the additions as they came along. 
In some entries having no evident historical or genealogical value a con- 
densation of the record has been made, but all such changes I have en- 
deavored to make quite clear. The pages of the original records have been 
indicated by numeiuls inclosed in brackets. 

Town Records op Gosport 

This is to Notifie The freeholders and other the inhabitants of Star Island 
alias Gosport dnely Qualify'd to Vote, that they n^eet togather at the House 
of Cap^ Robert Downes on said Star Island Monday next at nine of the 
Clock in the Forenoon to give the Reverend M' John Tucke a Call to 
settle among us in the work of the Ministry and to pass a Vote what an- 
nuall Salary to give him, and to do any thmg Else in that affair that may 
be Thought proper. Robert Downes ^ 

Dated at Star Island Francis Combs >- Select Men 

the 11"» December 1731. George Collings ) 


At a general meeting of the Freeholders and other y* Inhabitants of Star 
Island alias Gosport duely Qualify*d to vote this thirteenth day of decem- 
ber 1731 according to Notification ^ven under the hands of the Select Men 
december the Eleventh 1731 

M*^ Thomas Lambert being chosen Moderator — — 

1913] Town Records of Oosport^ Jf. H. 59 

The Question being ask'd at the said meeting by the moderator whether 
it was their minds to make choice of the Reverend M' John Tooke to be 
their Minister and whether they did chose him to settle among them in the 
work of the Ministry in case he shoad accept .... and it pass'd in the 
affermative. — Nemine Gontradicente 

It was al'so VoCed, to give & allow the Reverend M' John Tooke an- 
nually for his Support 6c maintenance one hundred and ten Pounds mony 
or bills of Credit, so long as it shall please God to continue him among us 
in the work of the Ministry. Nemine Gontradicente 

It was al'so Voted that the Reverend M' John Tooke should have two 
thirds of his annual Salary allow'd and pay'd him annually by the Last of 
May and the other third by the last of September — Nemine Gontradicente. 

It was al'so voted to give the Reverend M' John Tooke fifty pounds in 
Mony by the Last of May next towards building him a House, in Case he 
draseth to Build a House himself but in case he should hereafter remove 
from us he shall be oblidg*d to give us the refusal of buying the House and 
abate us fifty pounds in the price — Nemine Gontradicente. 


It was al'so voted to give to the Reverend M' Jofin Tooke a convenient 

place to sett his House upon & and a garden Spot. — Nemine Gontradicente 

It was al'so voted that M' Andrew Mace M*^ Samuel Sanders & M' 

Thomas Lambert be a Committee to Treat with the Rev^ M' John Tooke 

to acquaint him what is done at this meeting — Nemine Gontradicente. 

It was al'so voted that they would proceed to ordain the Rev^ M' John 
Tooke some Convenient time next Spring in case he accepts of what is 
above voted — Nemine Gontradicente 

Thomas Lambert Moderat' 
William Sanderson Town Clark 

At A General Meeting of the Freeholders and other y^ Inhabitants of 
die Town of Gosport alias Star Island duly Qualified to Vote this Third 
day of Apriel 1732. According to Notificat" dven under the Select mens 
hainds. M' Thom* Lambert bemg chosen Moderator. 

( John Michamere ) « ,^ ( Joseph Mace 1 Tyth« 

\ W- Michamere \ ^^ \ Charles Rendle j Men 

( AmV Downes ) j W" Sanderson | Town Clark 

j Tho« Perkins | Constab. j And^ Mace | Wood Cord. 

Province of New Hampshire. To the Constable of Gosport alias Star 
Lland Greeting you are hereby Requird to Notifie the Freeholders & other 
die Inhabitants of Star Island alias Gosport duely Qualified to Vote that 
they meet at the meeting House in Gosport aforesay'd on Fryday the 28^ 
diy of April at five of the Clock in the forenoon tiien and there to take 
lome propper measures and to Come into suitable methods for the settie- 
ttent of a minister among us, to pass such Votes as shall be conducive 
thereunto and to do any other thing which may be Tho't propper to be done 
it laj'd meeting makeing a due Return hereof to us — 
April y« 21^ 1732 John Michamere ^ g^j^^ 

William Michamere >• w 
Ambrose Downs ) 

60 Town Records of Ghaportf If. H. [Jan, 

At a Legal meeting of the freeholders & other Inhabitants of Star Island 
alias Gosport duely qualified to vote this twenty eighth day of april 1738 
according to Notification given under the hands of the Select Men y^ 27* 

M' John Michamere being chosen Moderator 

Whereas we at a General Meeting held y^ IS*** day of Dec' Last did call 
the Rev^ IkP John Tooke to the work of the ministry among [us] it for 
his Support did offer him One hundred & Ten pounds mony a Tear two 
thirds whereof to be pay'd on y^ Last of May and the other third the Last 
of Septemb' annually we do now renew that our Call and confirm that our 
offer to him and also as the Value of mon'y shall fall we will make the 
aforesay'd One hundred & Ten pounds as good as it is now & will be ready 
to Enlarge his Salary as his Circumstances shall require & our own abili- 
ties allow. Voted — Nemine Contradicente. 

It was al'so Voted that the Rev^ M' John Tooke Salary should begin 
the first Day of October Last — Nemine Contradicente. 

It was allso Voted that we will give the Rev** M' John Tooke a Con- 
stant Contribution during his Ministry among us, the mon'y that shall be 
mark'd shall go towards his Salary and the mony that shall not be mark'd 
•hall be given him gratis — Nemine Contradicente 

It was also voted to give the Rev'^ M' John Tooke fifty pounds towaidi 
his Building a House grads. Nemine Contradicente 

It was ako voted that we will give the Rev^ M' John Tooke a Convenient 
peice of Land for to sett his House & a Garden Spot where he chooses if 
to be hud. Nemine Contradicente 


It was aPso Voted that we give the ReV* M*^ John Tooke the Privily 
of keeping one Cow on the abovesay'd Island — Nemine Contradicente. 

It was al'so voted that the Ministers answer be Brought in to this meet- 
ing and that M' Andrew Mace Sen' & M' Samuel Emmery be a Committee 
to fetch it — Nemine Contradicente. 

It was al'so voted that y* 26"* day of July next be the Time for the oiv 
dination of the Rev^ Mr John Tooke if the weather will Permitt for those 
Churches & ministers which shall be sent to, to come over bat if the 
weather will not allow their comeing over at that time then it shall be 
Celebrated the first time they can get over. Nemine Contradicente 

It was al'so voted that the 13^ day of July next be observ'd as a day of 
Fasting & prayer to beg Gods Blessing on the affair of Settleing a Minister 
among us. Nemine Contradicente. 

It was al'so voted that Cap. Rob^ Downs db M*^ Joseph Mace with the 
Select Men be a Committe to order & provide both for the fast & ordinatioa— 
Nemine Contradicente. 

It was al'so Voted that the charges be defray'd by a Rate. NeminB 

It was al'so Voted that IVT Thomas Lambert be Clark to Enter this daji 
proceedings the Town Clark [Wm. Sanderson] being absent. NemiM 

To the Rev"* W John Tooke. 

The freeholders & Inhabitants of Star Island alias gosport assembled at l 
the meeting House on s** Island this 28"* day of April wishing health — 

1918] Town Records of Oosport, IT. H. 61 

S' We at this meetmg have Voted and agreed to Sundry things which 
by the Enclos'd jon'l be acquainted w^ among which M' Andrew Mace 
Sen'' & liF Samnel Emmery a Committe to bring your answer to this 
meeting that we may proceed farther as to what is necessary & remaining 
we Beg You'l send your answer as soon as Possible being all waiting we 
remun Your most humV Ser** 

John ^iichamere ) q i . 
Will°» Michamere [• ^-^^ 
Ambrose Downs ) 

To the freeholders and Inhabitants of Star Island alias Gosport this 28^ 
day of april assembled at the Meeting House on said Island. 

Brethren It is some time since you Called me to y® work of the ministry 
among you to w^ call by reason of many discouragements & withal the 
▼ery heavy Stroake of Providence w** has befallen me among you has 
deferred my answer till this time, and now by the Committee sent to me 
by yon I understand that you have both renew'd that Call and confirm'd 
former offers, & al*so hopeing that there is a prospect of doing Good among 
you, I rely'ing on the Strength of Divine Grace accept of Your call to me. 

Bnt Brethren I must say to You as in 1 Cor. 9.. 14 so hath y® Lord or- 
dain'd that they w^ preach the Gospel should live of the Gospel. The 
■ame I Expect amongst you. and whilst I am amongst you I desire your 
prayers for me. In praying f ol* me you'l pray for Yourselves — The apostle 
lays 1 Thess : 5.. 25 Breuiren pray for us. And I hope that my poor 
nrajers will be to God for you I hope to say with y® Apostle Col. 1.. 9 I 
00 not Cease to pray for you and to desire that ye might be filled w^ the 
kaowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding 

I am Yours to serve in y* Gospel John Tooke* 

Gosport april 28^ 1732 


To The Constable of Gosport or Star Island Greeting 

Yon are hereby required in his Maj* name to summons the Inhabitants of 

Ae ftfldd Town of Gosport to Appear at the House of M' Tho' Lambert in 

ind Town at 9 of the Clock in the Evening then & There to choose a 

Pkoper Agent or Attorney to Represent the said Town at his Majestys 

^From the records of the meeting of 18 Deo. 1731 and of the meetinK and letters of 
IB April 1732 it would seem that Mr. Tucke had been at Gosport for some time, possi- 
U|j ever since October. In tho Church Records (Register, vol. 66, p. 144) he enters 
a marriage under date of 24 Jan. 1731/2 as though performed by him at that time. On 
At other hand some 25 baptisms of Shoalers stand in the records of the Church of 
1^ between 8 Oct. 1731 and 12 Apr. 1732, as copied bj Mr. Tucke into the records of 
tbt Gosport church. These baptisms may have taken place on Star Islanil. There is 
also one Shoals marriage of 4 Oct. 1731 in the Rye record. It is not unlikely that Mr. 
IWke had authority (as a justice of the peace ?) to marry, but none to baptize, not 
Mdc as yet ordained. This view would explain the entry in the Rye record of tht 
baoCism of four children of the Shoals as late as 9 Jul? 1732, only a couple of weeks 
Wore the ordination. The ** heavy Stroake of Providence " refers, I suppose, to the 
teth of a son. Dow, in his History of Hampton, notes a son Bci^amin as baptized 6 
April 1731 and dying young. In Lane's Deaths in Hampton (Register, vol. o8, p. 80) 
vtread : ** 1732 march 13 mr. Tucks child died at the shore,*' and I am tempted to 
Interpret '* shore" as *' Shoals." Another Benjamin was bom in 1745. 

It may be of interest to add that the Church of Gosport met at tho house of William 
lUchemore 13 July 1732 and chose Mr. Tucke for their minister and voted *' that his 
ordination should be at the time mentioned by the Town.*' Tho record continnes 
ftos : *' The C^ Voted yt Letters be sent to y« Rev^ Mr Jabes Fitch of Portsmouth, 
r Rcv^ M' John Newmarch of Kittery, y« ReWi M' NaU Gookin of Hampton, y« Rot^ 
V John Odlin of Exeter and y« Rev<i M' Nat^ Morril of Rve ft to each of yr Ou» pray- 
bg jr Presence ft Assistance aty« Ordination of y« Rev<i M' John Tucke.'^' 

62 , Town Itecords of Oosportf i\r. ff. [Jan. 

Court of Quarter Seasions now setting at Portsmouth then and there to 
answer to a suit Brought against the Inhabitants of this Town by Jamet 
Pitman of Portsm®* 

Dated this 5"» Decemb' 1732 Ambrose Downs '\ g^^^^ 

Jn® Michamere > *|. 
W» Michamere ) "®^ 
IkF John Michamere being Chosen Moderator 

At a Legall Town Meeting wam'd this 5^ December 1732 for the Choice 
of an Agent to answer to y* Complaint of James Pitman, The Inhabitants 
mett according to notyfycation & then & there made Choice of M' Thomas 
Lambert thereby giving him full power to answer to the sidd action or 
Complaint & to £mploy one or more Attorneys under him as attest 

p W°» Sanderson T. Clerk 
Vera Copia W*" Sanderson T Clerk 


This is to Give Notice to y* freeholders & Dwellers on Star Island that 
they are hereby Requir*d to meet hear the first Lewardf Day after the 
date hereof it being On peter punters acco^ by order of the Select Men 

Jan^ y« 13«» 1732/3 John Michamere ) ^ ,,. 

W« Michamere [•^l? 
Ambrose Downe } 

Province of Newhampshire. 

To The Constable of Gosport alias Star Island greeting you are hereby 
Bequir'd to notifie the Inhabitants of Star Island alias Gosport duely Qaalj^ 
fled to Vote that they meet at the Meeting House in Gosport afore say'd on 
Saturday y^ 27^ January 1732} at Eleven of the Clock in the forenoon to 
pass such votes as may be tho't propper to be done at say'd meeting on the 
aoco^ of Peter Punter makeing due Return hereof to us 

Jan^ 27*^ 1732/3 John Michamere ) g^i^^ 

W™ Michamere r -^ 
Ambrose Down 

[Between this and the following entry is a memorandum by T. Perkini 
the constable that he has warned the inhabitants as directed.] 

At a legal meeting of y^ Inhabitants of this Town of Gosport alias Star 
Island in the province of newhampshire according to notyfycation given 
nnder the Select mens hands y^' 13^ Inst this 27^ Day of Jan^ 1732/8 
M' John Michamere being Chosen Moderator 

* James Pitman of Portsmouth, butcher, had applied to the court sitting at Dover 
Sept. 1732 that the town of Gosport be summoned to pay charges for the care of Pieter 
Punter, fisherman, for whom Pitman had oared many months. The town was aaid to 
be responsible for his care. It appears that news of an impending trial had Juat »• 
riTed, and this caused the selectmen to send out a notice or a meetins at this unanul 
hour. Peter Punter had fished for different persons on various islands, and his habits 
lion was a matter of dispute. It is not eyidout that he was already dead. 

t To fishermen on a small triangular island, some miles out at sea, a " leeward daj ** 
might be either a day so calm that the boats could not go out at all or a day wim a 
wind altogether unfavorable to the fishing of the season. None of the dictionariif 
has a meaning of leeward that seems to fit here. Murray gives ** calmness, peaoAi 
traoquillity *' as rather unusual meanings of " lee," but has no con 


ings of *< leeward." The same words also occur in the Records of the Church of Go** 
port nearly fourteen years later, on 19 Dec. 1746. There, at the end of a church moe^ 
ing where the condition of the community was a matter of very serious and prolongod 
consideration, Mr. Tucke makes this entry : ** The C^ by a Vote adjourn v« CM 
Meets to be Held at y« Pastors House in a verv Short Time on a Leewara Day. 
X A pen mark of erasure is drawn through these figures. 

1913] Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions 63 

Whereas James Pitman of Portsmouth at his Majestys Conrt of Quarter 
Sessions held at Portsmouth y^ 5^ Dec' Last obtained Judgement against 
J* Inhabitants of this Town of Gosport in the — [^fadecQ of peter punter 
(Lately Dead) from w^ Judgement we appeal d to the next Superiour 

Voted that we will proceed in the prosecution [15] of that our Appeal -— 
Nemine Contradicente 

[To be continned] 


Copied by Jobl N. Eno, A.M., of Hartfordi Conn. 
[Continued from yol. 66, page 42] 


WiLLiNGTON Hill Old Cemetebt 

DoUj C. Alden, daughter of the Rev. Abishai Alden & Elizabeth his wife 

who departed this life Jan. 29th, 1796. JS. 11 months & 7 days. 
George W. Aldrich died Oct. 17, 1893. Aged 86 jrs. 
Helen Preston, wife of Walter B. Allen & only dau. of Theron & Helen 
M. Brown died Aug. 17, 1895. Aged 29 y'rs. W. B. A. 1891- 
1892. D. P. A. 1894-1895. (ChUdren) 
Charles II. Ames, 1st Conn. Cav. Co. L. killed in battle at Reams Station, 
June 20, 1862, aged 52. 

Caroline, his wife died March 19, 1868, aged 56. 
Eleazer Baker died Dec 3, 1848. JE. 84. 
Hannah, wife of Mr. Eleazer Baker died May 9, 1816. ^. 49. 
In died May 12, 1819. M. 31 

Maria died May 5, 1816 JE. 6 yrs. 
Son & daughter of Mr. Eleazer & Mrs. Hannah Baker. 
CJhildrcn of Peter & Eliza Barrett. 

Mary M. bom Aug. 20, 1848, cUed April 3, 1858. 
Francis E. bom Nov. 30, 1851, died May 3, 1858. 
AllM;rt L. bom Sept. 20, 1857, died March 16, 1858. 
Peter Barrett born Aug. 22, 1813- Ditid May 8, 1868. 
Francis C. Barrows died Feb. 3, 1887. Aged 54. Private, Co. I. 20 

Begt. Conn. Vol. 
Olive E. daughter of Roberson & Mary Becbe who died Sept. 12, 1824 

aged 1 year. 
Ebenezer Bicknal died March 14, 1836. Ageil 79. 
Eleanor, wife of Ebenezer Bicknal died Aug. 31, 1834. Aged 80. 
Eanice Bicknell, wife of Horace Bickuell died March 3, 1866. Aged 77 

yrs. 5 mos. 
Horace Bicknell died July 2, 1855 aged 65. 
Eliiha Brigham died July 17, 1840. AgtMl 58. 
Mrs. Mary Brigham Died Oct. 22, 1845. ^E 95. 

Mrs. Sophronia M. wife of Spafford Brigham died May 14, 1843. JE, 46. 
Bennet Albert, only son of Theron & Heli'n Preston Brown drowned 

Aug. 25, 1873 at die ago of 12 yrs. 11 mo. 
Mrs. Eunice, wife of Mr. Joseph Brown of precious memory, who died 
March 29th, 1798, in ye 85th year of her age. 

64 Connecticut Cemetery Inscrtptione [Jan. 

Helen Preston, wife of Theron Brown died Aug. 10, 1910. Aged 71 yn. 
Mr. Joseph Brown who died in hope of a better life July SOth, 1800 in 

ye 84th year of his age. 
Samuel Brown, he Departed this life . . . Sept 2d, 1777 in ye Slat year 

of his age. 
Clarence, son of L. H. & C. M. Buckland died Sept 12, 185 1, aged 1 
year, 9 months 21 days. 

Arthur Henry died April 22, 1859. JE. 19 mo. 7 d's. 
Charles Le^ died Nov. 10, 1858. ^. 2 y's 11 mo. & 4 d's. 
David Buiiington died June 2, 1849, aged 51. 

Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin F. Burgess who died May 12, 1833, aged 31. 
Alatheia C. wife of Caleb H. Bumham & only daughter of Dr. Chester 

Carpenter died July 6, 1845. Aged 27. 
Caleb H. Bumham died Oct 7th, 1868. Aged 50 years. 
Chester Burnham died Oct 25, 1857, aged 69. 

Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Joseph Bumham died April 13, 1828. ^. 74. 
George W. son of Chester & Mary Burnham died Aug. 31, 1853. Aged 

21 years. 
Joseph Bumham who died March 14, 1837. Aged 85. 
Lucius S. son of Capt Alba & Mrs. Sally Bumham died March 8, 1819. 

JE. 7 yrs. 
Mary £. daughter of C. H. & E. J. Bumham died Sept 28, 1855. JL 

13 mo's. /• 

Mary, wife of Chester Bumham died Feb. 25, 1851. JE. 60. 
. Dinah, wife of Darius Calkins, died Nov. 1 1, 1855, aged 80. 
Dunliam H. Calkins died Dec. 15, 1881. Aged 70. 
EmUie C. Calkins died Sept 25, 1909. Aged 63. 
James Calkins died Feb. 23, 1858. JE. 40. 
Waity M. wife of Lester Carew died Jan. 22, 1868. Aged 56 y*r8 8 mo*i 

2 days. 
Mrs. Charity Carpenter, wife of Mr. Abiel Carpenter who died Deer SOth, 

1774 in ye 46th year of her Age. 
Chester Carpenter, M.D. dieil April 3, 1868. Aged 87 Years & 9 mo's. 

Chloe Holt, his wife died Oct 24, 1819. Aged 31 Years. 
Julia Caroline, daughter of Elijah H. & Maria S. Carpenter died Sept 

27, 1855. JE. 1 y'r 6 mo's. 
Philander Isaiah, son of Elijah H. & Maria S. Carpenter, died May 8^ 

1852, aged 3 y'rs & 8 mo's. 
Mrs. Lucy Case, wife of Capt William Case died Jan. 10, 1811. -ffi. 96. 
Thomas A. son of Lemuel & Ruth M. Childs died Sept 25, 1831. JE. 4. 

Also an infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Childs died Jan. 28, 1837. 
Abner Church died April 22, 1872. Aged 66. 
Ann C. daughter of Abner & Sally Church died March 26, 1850, aged 15 

Sarah, wife of Abner Church died Dec. 22, 1879. Aged 68. 
David Clark died June 6, 1854 aged 67. 
George T. Clark die<l Jan. 26, 1864. JE. 26. 
Jane Lyon, wife of David Clark died May 12** 1875. Aged 75. 
Louisa L. wife of Daniel W. Clark died May 6, 1853. Aged 20. 
William L. son of David & Jane Clark died Dec. 15, 1849. Aged 18 yean 

& 4 months. 
Edwui D. Clark dieil June 28, 1893. Aged 54. 
Moses Cleaveland died May 10, 1856. JE. 73. 

1913] Connecticut Cemetery Inacriptione 65 

Sally v. daughter of Mr. Moses & Mrs. Molly Cleaveland died Nov. 20, 

1819. M. 6 yrs. 

Also Zelara A. died May 7, 1822. M. 5 weeks. 
Alpheus, son oC Mr. Zebulon Crocker & Mrs. Sarah Crocker, who died 

May 23, 1778 in ye (illegible) 
IGss Anna Crocker died June 11, 1816. JB. 67. 

Anne, daughter of Capt. Joseph & Mrs. Susanna Crocker died of the dysen- 
tery Sept. 17, 1809. Aged 2 years 9 months <& 24 days. 
Candace Crocker died Jan. 11, 1849. M. 63. 
Mrs. Anna, wife of Capt Joseph Crocker who died April 19, 1797 in the 

75th year of her age. 
Benjamin, son of Seth Crocker, Esqr. and Mrs. Mary his wife who died 

July 8th, 1788 in ye 5th year of his Age. 
• . . Mr.Ebenezer Crocker who died Augst 22d, 1786 in ye 62d year of 

his Age. 
Eleazar, son to Capt. Joseph Crocker & Anna his wife ; he Departed this 

life July 4th, 1752 in ye 7th year of his age. 
lira. Hannah, wife of Mr. Ebenezer Crocker died Sept. 14, 1818. ^. 90. 
Mr. Joseph Crocker : he departed this life Dec. the 6th, A.D. 1809 in the 

34ch year of his age. 
Capt. Joseph Crocker who departed this life March 2d, 1802 in the 82d 

year of his age. 
Joseph, son of Capt. Joseph & Mrs. Susanna Crocker who died of the dysen- 
tery Sept 15, 1809. Aged 13 months & 26 days. 
Sarah, wife of Zebulon Crocker died June 2, 1855 aged 97. 
Zebulon Crocker, Esq. died Jan. 17, 1826. M. 68. 
Harvey Curtis died Aug. 3, 1846. Aged 28. 
Henry, son of Alfred ds Emma Curtis died June 11, 1835, aged 8 weeks 

& 1 day. 
Martha Aurelia, wife of Selden Curtis March 14, 1822.-Sept 21, 1892. 
Hary ElLsabeth, wife of Selden Curtiss Died at Westford Oct 21, 1852. 

Aged 32 Y'rs. 
Mary, wife of William Curtis died . . . 1861. Aged 88. 
Sanford, son of Capt. WiUiam and J^irs. Mary Curtis died May 9th, A.D. 

1807, aged 6 years & 6 mos. 
Sarah Curtis died Sept 29, 1874. Aged 69. 
Selden Curtis. Dec. 1, 1815-Feb. 18, 1902. 
WiUiam Curtis died Nov. 3, 1860. Aged 86. 
Wilson W. Curtis died Aug. 10, 1890. Aged 77. 

Sally, his wife died Feb. 13, 1887. Aged 74. 
AUgail Cushman, wife of Eleazar Cushman who died Novemr 15 1804 in 

the 79 th year of her age. 
Eleazar Cushman who died March 9th, 1777 in ye 77th year of hb Age. 
Keziah, wife of Thomas Cushman who died April 19, 1825 aged 60 years. 
Lydia, wife of Thomas Cushman died Feb. 9, 1849. Aged 69. 
Thomas Cushman who died March 4, 1835. Aged 73. 
Jenuha, wife of John Darrow who died April 3, 1829. Aged 46. 
Harcus Darrow who died Dec 15, 1833. Aged 22. 
^. Orenda Davison died Jan. 1, 1864, aged 70 yrs. 11 mo. & 22 days. 
Amelia, wife of James Dawley died Nov. 11, 1887. Aged 85. 
G^orgf) B. son of George S. & Sarah M. Dawley died Jan. 13, 1844, aged 

2 mos. 

[To b« contiiiaed] 

66 Thomcu Level of Exeter and Hampton f Jan. 


By ViCTOB Chakniko SanborK, Esq., of Kenllworth, 111. 

A SURPRISING fact about the early settlers of New England is that so 
few records were kept of their English homes and ancestry. Where no 
identifying record has surviyed three centuries of time, a connection can 
often be traced through neighbors and friends in the first twenty years of 
sojourn here. But sometimes an early immigrant cannot thus be linked 
with a group. Then, unless the family name be uncommon, the search 
for English ancestry is blind indeed. 

The name of Levet is not uncommon, and there is some doubt whether 
a connection exists between Thomas Levet of P^xeter and Hampton and 
any group of early New England settlers. Thomas Leyet was bom in 
1616, as appears from his death record and from a deposition of his, made 
in 1676 in the case of Drake r. Colcord (Mass. CU Assts., File No. 1566). 
He was thus born in the same year as William Wentworth, Christopher 
Lawson, and Edward Rishworth. He is first found among the signers of 
John Wheelwright's Exeter Combination of 1639, where his name ap» 
pears between those of James Wall and Edmund Littlefield. For we most 
regretfully abandon belief in the Wheelwright Deed of 1629, where the 
name of *' Thomas Levitt " appears as a grantee, with Wheelwright^ An* 
gustin Storre his brother-in-law, Thomas Wight, and William Wentworth. 
This fraudulent deed was brought forward in 1707 to support the anti- 
Masonian claims, but its only genealogical use is to connect the granteeB| 
between whom a relationship was doubtless at that early date known to 

In tracing the English ancestry of our Thomas Levet, three clues pre- 
sent themselveB : (1) The tradition connecting him with Wheelwright, the 
Hutehinsons, and Wentworth. (Wentworth Genealogy, vol. 1, p. 76.) 
(2) What is known of other early Levets in New England. (3) The aflflh 
davit of Abraham and Nathaniel Drake in 1691, that Colchester, co. Els- 
sex, was the English home of Lcvet*s wife and, perhaps, of Levet himself. 
(Register, vol. 21, p. 316.) 

The Wheel wTiglit-Hutchinson tradition points to Lincolnshire, since that 
county furnisliod the entire Wheelwright connection. Lincolnshire is sin- 
gularly liU'king in I^vets, though a few references to the name are found. 
The will of Jolm Hutchinson in 1644 mentions his '* sister Levitt,*' and 
Ralph Levet was a witness (Register, vol. 20, pp. 362-363). This led 
Col. Chester and Hon. John Wentworth to believe that our Thomas was 
a son of this Ralph Levet. Rut Canon Maddison found in the Bilsby tran- 
script tlie marriage of " Ralfe Levit and Anne Hutchinson " on 25 Jan. 
1631/2. Doubtless this Ralph Levet was rector of Grainsby, Lincoln- 
shiro, in 1 G'-):'), and l)elonged to the Melton line, as we shall see. He was 
the latlur of Francis Levet, rector of Little Carlton, mentioned in the 
next p}iragraj)h. But he could hardly have l)een the father of our Thomas 
Levrt, who was born in 1616. 

In SulVolk Deeds, book 10, fo. 215, is a deed from John Wheel wright^ 
22 ()<-t. ir,77, conveying to Richard Crispe all his messnage in Maw^ 
thorp, parish of Willoughby, Lines, and lands in Bumethorpe and Hog^ 

1913] Thomas Levet of Exeter and Hampton 67 

strope, which were in the tenure of John Banister, and were purchased of 
Francis Levet, gent, of North Willingham, Lines. This seemed a distinct 
clue, but the registers of North Willingham contsiin no Levet entries. 
Francis Levet, undoubtedly the son of Ralph of Grainsby, was rector of 
Little Carlton, Lines, from 1G62 to 1711. This was a Hutchinson and 
Thomdike parish. (Registkr, vol. 51, pp. 120 c/ seq,) The transcripts 
of Great and Little Carlton have been searched, and from 1662 to 1710 
those for Little Carlton are signed " Fran : Levet, rector." They show 
that "Francis Levett, Clerke, and Elizabeth Harris" were married 10 
Dec 1662. Their children were : 

i. Elizabeth, bapt. at Great Carlton 15 Dec. 1663. 

il. Anne, bapt. at Little Carlton 11 Aug. 1667. 

ill. Ralph, bapt. at Little Carlton 18 Feb. 1669; bur. 10 May 1674. 

Iv. Mary, bapt. at Little Carlton 9 Mar. 1670/1 ; m. at Great Carlton 22 

Feb. 1693/4 Righakd Ogle. 

V. Thomas, bapt. at Little Carlton 1 May 1673 ; bur. 6 May 1673. 

vl. Richard, bapt. at Little Carlton 14 Feb. 1673/4 ; bur. 16 Feb. 1673/4 

On 18 Feb. 1673/4 Elizabeth, wife of Francis Levet, ^ ., buried; and 
3 July 1711 "Mr. Francis Levett, Reef," was buried. The will of Fran- 
cis Levet is filed at Lincoln (vol. for 1711, fo. 60), and in it he leaves be- 
qnestfi to his three sons-in-law, JMichael Johnson, William Eldinor, and 
John Harrison, and to his Johnson and Eldinor grandchildren. The will is 
sealed with the arms of the Melton Lcvetts. 

A few scattered notes exist of other Lincolnshire Levets. The will of 
Bobert Levitt of Lincoln in 1565 gives nothing of value, unless the be- 
qaest to Isabella Symkinson connects this Levitt witt the Doncaster Simp- 
kinsons. ' James Levit was ordained deacon by Thomas Cooper, Bishop of 
Lincoln, in 1583. At Foston and AUington in southern Lincolnshire was 
a family of Lovetts, which can be traced for a generation or two, but this 
gives no apparent clue. 

William Wentworth of Exeter came from Lincolnshire, but was de- 
scended from the Yorkshire line. Near their ancestral home lived a York- 
shire family of Ltjvetts, belonging to the leaser lan<led fjontry, seated at 
Normanton for some generations, and actpiiring in the fiiteenth century a 
lair estate, though not the manor, at High Melton. These Normanton 
and Melton Levetts intermarried with the Wentworths. Their pedigree* 
ap|>eared in the Visitation of Yorkshire of 1612, and is printed in Hunter's 
Deanery of Doncaster. It has been amplified by a descendant, Mr. Milner- 
Gibfion-Cullum, in 3 Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldlca, vol. l,t and is in 
part as follows : 

* It would seem possible to construct a pcdifrreo of the Normanton tind Melton Le- 
vetts extending two centuries farther back than the pedigree printed heroin. Thus 
"We find in 1241) a Uamond de Lyvet. In 1272-1307 lived a Nicholas de Lyvet, who 
held from John de Vesci the manor of Ilooton, later Hooton-Levot, as well as fees iu 
Wickersley and Pickburn; he is mentioned in Kirkby's Que^t. In 1327 we lind a 
.William Levet of Hooton-Levct, who married Constantia, danj^hterof Roji^er de Wick- 
•nlcy and gRinddau^hter of Kichard fitz Turjfi.s, who with John de Husli founded the 
Ci»t«rciau Abbey of Koche. In 1377 John Levet, son and heir of William Lcvot, sold 
to Richard Barry of London all his ancestral rii?hts in Ilocho Abbey. In 1392 lived 
Williain Levet of Tylse, who was a feoffee of Thomas de Barley. In 1420 William Le- 
▼et and Elizal)cth his wife lived in Hoot*>n-Lovet. These Levets sold Hootou-Levet 
to the (jiijf^jrda^ And perhaps removed to Normanton, where we find a William Levet 
who wa« admitted in 1447 to be a tenant of the prior of St. John of Jernsalem. Ho it 
"Who heads the pedigree of the Normanton and Melton Levetts. 

tMtuy records also of this family, including (iu a sonu'what different form) some, 
"^^ not all, of the abstracts given below on pp. C9-70, have been coninuinicatod to the 
•*tte Tolume by Mr. Milner-Gibsou-Cullum. 



Thonuiu Levet of Exeter and Hampton 



A&afB« — Sable, a fess battled on botb sides between three leopards' heads erased mrgmL 

WiLUAM Levktt of Normanton, 1477 =» 




of Normautou, 1480, and 
of Melton, jure uzoris^ 1488 

Elizabeth, dan. and Robert Euzabbth, m. 
coheir of Robert Thomas Gargrayt, 

Syward of Melton father of Sir 




of Normanton and Melton, b. abt. 1500 ; 
d. 1576; bur. at Sprotborough 

William Levett a Anne, dao. of 

of Normanton and Melton I John Bamby 


Elizabeth, dan. and coheir 
of William Wentworth 
of Sprotborough 

Nicholas Levett 

of Normanton and Melton, b. abt. 1520 ; 

d. 15<Jd ; bur. at Rotherham 

Anne, dau. of 
Ralph Westby 
of RavenHeld 

Ralph Le\'ett 

of Normanton and Melton, 

b. abt. 1545 ; d. 1581 ; 

bur. at Melton 

Thomas Levett 

of Melton, 

bapt. 1572 ; d. 

1023 ; bur. at 


Elizabeth, dau. of 

Greorge West of 

Bamborough and 



m. Francis 



Elizabeth, dau. 

of Robert 

Mlrlin of 


William, bapt. 1574 ; 

m. Elizabeth (Vickam 

or Wray) Sheppard ; 

d. s.p. 1(>88; 

lived at Bentley 

Robert, bapt. 1576 ; » Frances, dau. of Catherine, bapt. 1578 ; 

d. 1655 ; bur. at 

John Nalsou 
of Suydale 


a quo the Levetts 

and Hansons of 


m. Wm. Strelley 

Gertrude, b. 1580 ; 
d. 1585 

Elizabeth, m. 
John Morley 

Thomas Lkvett 

of Tlxover, Rutland, 

bapt. 1594 




dau. of John 

Lludley of 



bapt. 1600, 

Rector of 


Anne, dau. of 

Edward Hutchinson 

of Alford 

Francis Levrt, 
Rector of Little Carlton 

John, >-= Mary, dau. and 



Thomas Levet of 
Exeter and Hampton 

coheir of 


Mote of 



b. abt. 1611 ; 

d. 1672 ; 

Vicar of 


Jane, b. 1607 ; m. 

Andrew Gk>odhand 

of Lincolnshire ; 

d. 1627 

* This mutch is given by Brooke and Hunter; but I think that the huiband of Mar- 
garet Lindlcy was really Thomas Levett of Sussex, who died at East Betchworth, Sur^ 
rey» in 1616, leaving a will (P. C. C, Cope, 118) and a vddow Margaret, sole ezecntrix. 

1913] Thomas Level of Exeter and Hampton 69 

The last Levetts living at Melton were the children of the Thomas Lev- 
ett who died in 1623. An abstract of his will follows, together with the 
answer of his son John to a Chancery bill, showing what became of the 
Melton lands. 

The Will of Thomas Lbvett of High Melton, gent., 7 October 1G22. I give 
to m J wife Elizabeth £40, over and above her portion of my goods. To Thomas 
Levett my son and heir apparent all glass and scelkig in or about my house at 
Melton. To Ralph Levitt my second son £20, to be paid within one month after 
he sball commence Maister of Arts in one of the Universities of Cambridge or 
Oxford. And whereas I have a spetiall desire to have my two younger sons, 
John Levett and Peter Levett, to be educated and brought up at their books, 
whereby they be furnished with knowledge and learning to become profitable 
members in God*8 Church or the commonwealth of this land ; I do hereby pray 
and desire my said wife, my eldest son Thomas, and my second son Ralfe to be 
aiding and assisting to the said John and Peter therehi. And therefore, rather 
to allure them to their books and to assist them in their studie, I do bequeath 
to the said John Levett £20, to be paid to him w'^in one month after he shall 
take the degree of Maister of Arts in Cambridge or Oxford. [Same bequest to 
Peter Levett.] To my daughter Jaine Levett £40, over and besides her portion. 
The bequests to my three younger sons to be raised out of lands in Cadeby pur- 
chased of Richard Waterhouse. If this devise be insulHcieut in law, tlieu I do 
require my eldest son to consider how cliargeable his own education liath been 
to me and how much to the hindrance of his younger bretliren's preferment, and 
therefore I do pray him to give way to this devise. My wife to be executrix. 
My brethren Robert Mirfin of Thurcroft and William Levett of Bentlcy to be 
Mpravisors. To my good friend Henry Saxton,* clerke, 10s., in tliankful re- 
membrance of Grod's blessing by him as a secondary cause in the indoctrinating 
of my chUdren. Proved 1 May 1623. (York Wills, vol. 87, fo. 284.) 

WHrTAKEB V. FiTZWuxiAMS, Levstt et aL, bill dated 26 October 1658 : Thomas 
Whitaker, exr. will of John Whitaker, late of Melton-on-the-Hill, complains 
that John Levett, Dr. of Lawes, being seized of a capital messuage there, did 
on May 10, 1688, lease the same to the said Jolm Whitaker for 21 years at £61 
pr. ann. The said John Whitakers did continue tenant and much improved sd. 
farme and continued to pay his rent until he understood that the said Dr. Levett 
bad conveyed the reversion thereof to Richard Berry, Dr. in Phisicke, since 
deed., after w^ time he did with tlie consent of Dr. Levett pay the rent to Dr. 
Berry. Sd. John Whitakers made his will and appointed your orator and John 
Whitacers his son exrs. and demised to your orator sd. farme and your orator 
pd. rent to Dr. Berry. Dr. Berry, dying about June, 1651, demised sd. fanne 
to John Fonntaine, Esq* f and since then your orator has pd. rent to sd. Foun- 
talne, saving that sometimes by consent of Dr. Levett, Dr. Berry, and Fountaine 
yoor orator and his father pd. to Thomas Fitzwilliams of Doucaster £16 pr. 
ann., the interest on £200, lent on some small pt. of the farme by sd. Fitzwil- 
liams. And after the death of his sd. father, your orator being an illiterate 
person bronght up only to husbandry, the sd. Fitzwilliams, being an attorney 
and often Under Sheriff for the County of York, repaired to your orator and re- 
qioired him to scale some writings, wliich he said were only to secure the pay- 
ment of sd. interest ; but now he preteudeth they are bonds wh. he threatens to 
pat in suit. The sd. Fitzwilliams did combine with the said Dr. Levett (who 
married Iklary, one of the daughters and coheires of Emmanuel Mote deed.) 
•nd with Anne and Dorothy Mote, two other daugliters of sd. Emmanuel Mote, 
•o that Feb. 13, 1651, a bill was drawn by which tlie said Anne and Dorothy 
Mote claimed that the sd. Emmanuel Mote was seized in fee of tlio manor of 
Melton and of this fanne ; and upon the marriage of tlie sd. Mary to Dr. Levett, 
■ad hi8 agreement to pay £500 to sd. Anne and Dorothy, the premises were set- 
tled on the sd. Dr. Levett ; but the sd. Anne and Dorothy lately discovered that 
on July 30, 1685, their fatlier conveyed the premises to sd. Fitzwilliams for £200. 
^ys writ of subpoena commanding def ts. to appear and set forth the truth, etc. 

VHennr S&zton was vicmt of Conitbrough from 1616 to 1666 and is buried in Conis- 
"Wogii church. 

tJolin Fountayno of Melton married Elizabeth, daughter of Major John Monkton 
■wtpraod-niece of Dr. liichard Berry. 

70 Thomas Level of Exeter and Hampton [Jan. 

Answer of John Levct, Dr. of I^wes, one of the defendants, 9 Febmarj 
1G5:V-^ : DefemUint did at the time nieutiouod in the Bill believe tliat lie WM 
seized of the capital messuaife and lands expressed in the Bill as in fee; for he 
did not know that Mr. Eininannel Mote ha<l mt^d. any part of them to the de- 
fendant Mr. Thomas Fitzwilliams ; and deft, believeth that John Whittaken, 
conipts.' fatiier, was privy to the mortgage. The deft, leased said lauds, etc., 
to tlie said John Wliittakers, who continncd as such tenant until such time M 
Doctor Herrie |j:ot his interest in it. The deft, upon trust and agreement with 
the said Dr. Berrie (then a great professor of his love to the Levets for Mr. 
Thomas Levet's sake, to whom he did acknowledge himself bchoulden for the 
greater part of liis fortunes) did make a conveyance of his manors and lands in 
Melton (a part being the said messuage and lands) with other lands in Cadeby, 
Wildetliorpe, and Bentley, unto tlie said Dr. Berrie for the securing of what 
money he liad lent tlie deft, or his ))rother Thomas Levet, which loans were 
about £330<J. And for the purchase of tlie said lands (in Melton only) deft, 
had £10.(M)0 prollered liim by Artliur Ingram the elder, as also by Sir John Mel- 
ton, and indeed had sold tliem to the latt<;r, l)ut afterwards because he could 
not get Ids moneys in tlie sd. Sir John desisted from perfecting tlie purchase. 
After, the said Dr. Berry (contrary to the trust reposed in him) enrolled the 
conveyance and endeavored to eject deft., etc., and John Fountayne has ejected 
the Deft. (Chancery Proceedings, 1C49-17H, Bundle 17, Bridges.) 

Thomas Lievett, the eldest son and heir of Melton, matriculated at Lin- 
coln College, O.vford, in 1010, and procewled B.A. 1612/13. In 1G21 he 
was c'nttTe<l as a harrist^tr at Lincoln's Inn, and he was still of Lincoln*! 
Inn in 1620. According to Foster's Alumni Oxonienses he was fi.C.L. 
of Orleans University, 1626. 

Tilt' Calendars of State Pajjers (Domestic), James I, vol. 11, p. 488, 
cont:iin an interesting letter from Matthew Dods worth to Dr. More, dated 
8 Jan. 1 r)24/'>. Matthew Dodsworth was chancellor to the Puritan Ardi- 
bisho[» Toiiy ^.lathew of York, and was father of Roger Dodsworth the 
anti<inaTv. Perhaps Dr. More wu;^ l\t>l)ert More, Puritan vicar of Guisley, 
wlio-c «1ang]itt?r n}arned Cnpt. C]insto])lior Levett. The letter stat<iS that 
Do(K'»vorth is willing to acc(Mle to Dr. More's wi.«>h "that Thomas Levett, 
stutl«'ut of Civil Law, may ^hare his pat»^nt as Judge of the Admiralty Id 
tlie NortlKTH Counties, lnjini: an able and honest man. It is said that the 
of!ier< 01 Cliancellor and Commissary of the Archbishop of York are now 
for tli«' Tvnw disposed of, but tln'v sav tliev are settled in tiiist for Mr. 
J^c'Viit, a.- tis'.-y lately were for Sir Tobie Mathew ** [the Archbishop's son]. 
Dl*i'oii» 1 (i.j.J 'riiomas Levctl had moved to Tixover, co. Rutland, a smsll 
li:i!uI»'L in the *^m.Mlli'>t eountv of KnL'land. Here, on 21 Mav 1633, he 
sued iii-'hai'd Hulliniiham of Ketton (Chancory Proceedings, Series 2, 
Bundle 4ns, Xo. !•")). liullimrhnm was the grandson of Bistiop Bulling* 
ham, a!id iiad sold th<^ titlu\s oi Ketton to Levett for tweutv-one voars, hot 
had i>rLviously iharirtrd the ]>remises with certiiin payments, unknown to 
Levftt. In 1 <•')".>— iO Tlionias Levett was liiirh sherili of Rutlandshire. 
Tlij Slate Papers (Donvstie), Charles I, vol. lo, p. 405, contain the ft^ 
lowiiiLT tjl'^tisu't of a letter from him to the Council, dated 17 Feb. 1639/40: 

** rp«>n Deeojiiber 2o I roclved instmctioiis for levyhis? the !«hip money: 
aM'l. (»ii January l?o. the bonis' <eennd letter, requestinjr me to pay by Febrniry 
2<i siic'.i iiioncy^ as 1 should hy that time have collected. I have'laln hick hero 
in Loniloii ^\\\\\m Martlnin:is (Xoveiiihcr 11) : Xt^vertheless I have by myagent» 
iK'cn i'r:»min;r my assc*«MiH*nt, nnd. I hope, by diligence, to bring In the whoL^ 
mom*v for mv small count v hv April 1st." 

T':o:n^.s Levett of Tixovt r is said in all the printed pedi<frcc8 to have 
marri. A a diuiirliti-r of .lohn Lindlev of Li^ithlev. It is certain that xn 
101.5 M;ir:j;ari'i, the onlv <l:ui'jf]iter of this John Lindlev, w:is married ^^ 

1913] ThomcLs Level of Exeter and Hampton 71 

" Thomas Levit, Esq.," wlio is named as son-in-law and supervisor in John 
Lindley's will, dated 31 May 1613 and proved 30 June IGU. (York 
mils, Tol. 33, fo. 144.) If this were Thomas of Tixover, it was an early 
maniage, for he was but nineteen at the date of the will, and had taken 
his B.A. at Oxford only very recently, on 8 Feb. 1612/13. But this mar- 
riage of 1613 would permit the birth of our Thomas Levet in 1616. In 
connection with Rutlandsliire it is si^ificant that this will of John Lindley 
mentions his ** cousin Sir Guy Palmes," who represented Rutlandshire 
seven times in Parliament from 1614 to 1640. Arthur Lindley, the oldest 
ion of John Lindley, married a daughter of Sir John Garrard, Lord Mayor 
of London. Two of her sisters married Lincolnshire men, one Sir John 
Beade of Wrangle, and the other Francis Hamby of Tathwell. It is 
corioas to note that the granddaughter of this Arthur Lindley married the 
■on and heir of Robert Hitch, Dean of York, and thus a grandson of Capt. 
Christopher Levett, the explorer. 

Hunter's Deanery of Doncaster states that Roger Dods worth, the anti- 
quary, " was intimate with Levett of Tixover, who gave him a Chartulary 
it the Cluniacs of Pontefract." This was the Chartularv of St. John of 
Pontefract, jiublished by the Yorkshire Archajological Society. On this 
Tolume, in Dodsworth's own hand, is the record that it came to him " ex 
dono Tomae Levett de High Melton, in anno 1 626-7." Probably Thomas 
Levett die<l at Tixover before 1655, for in Dugdale*s Monasticon, of which 
the first edition was printed in 1 655, is an abstract of a deed concerning 
Boche Abbey with this caption, '^ex autographo penes Thomam Levet 
nnper de Tikesover in com. Rutland." The parish registers of Tixover 
were included with those of Ketton up to 1740. These have been 
Marched, but no reference to Thomas Levett has been found. The regis- 
ter! have suffered much from damp, and the ink is so faint that many 
ptffes could not be deciphered. 

John Levett, third son of Thomas Levett of Melton, was born about 
1M5. He was admitted pensioner at Christ's College, Cambridge, in 1623. 
Pdle's Register states that he had studied at Conisbrough and Haughton. 
He proceeded LL.D. in 1633 {per lit. reg.), and became a somewhat 
odebrated lawyer at York, but he seems always to have been financially 
embarrassed. In 1636 he married Mary, daughter and coheir of Em- 
manuel Mote, who owned the manor of Melton. Through this marriage 
John Levett acquired a considerable estate, including the manors of Melton 
end Bentley, charged with payments to the sisters of his wife. A collection 
ef abstracts of deeds in Topographer and Genealogist, vol. 3, pp. 519-526, 
ibows that by 1637 John Levett had sold Bentley manor to Sir Arthur 
lomm, who in turn sold it to Bryan Cooke of Doncaster. The manor 
of Melton was offered to Sir John Melton in 1640, but as he failed to 
complete the purchase it went to Dr. Richard Berry, together with the 
Lsvett lauds in Bentley and Cadeby, in satisfaction of large sums of money 
wUch Dr. Berry had lent to John and Thomas Levett. Hunter's Dexmery 
of Doncaster quotes many letters from Dr. Bt»rry. In one of them, dated 
7 Dec. 1 649, ho says that a general release has been sealcni between him 
•id Levett; and in one date<l 4 IMar. 1650 he savs that Dr. Levett had 
promisefl to remove his wife and children out of Melton Hall and to yield 

C«*8ion, witli all the demesne lands. Dr. Berry was the son of William 
rie of Walesby, co. Lincoln, and was B.A. of Lincoln College, Oxford, 
^ 1606, M.A. 1609, and B.Med. 1614. Ho also obtained a diploma from 
Padua in 1620, and seems to have been a man of means, thou<;h John 
MTett says " he was behoulden to Mr. Thomas Levett f oi* the greater part 

72 Tliomaa Level of Exeter and Hampton [Jaiu 

of his fortune." Dr. Berry married in 1 637 Pmdencey only daughter ancl 
heir of the unhappy Thomas Gargrave, and lived at Hodroyd, near Felkirk, 
where he acquired a large estate. His nephew, Major John Monkton, was 
the ancestor of the present Viscount Galway, and of General Robert 
Monckton, who was wounded with Wolfe at Quebec 

On 9 July 1640 James Morley sued John and Thomas Lerettfor £2700, 
for his interest '* in certain cole mines lying in Harraton and RicclestoOy 
CO. Durham." Morley claimed that he had in 1639 sold his interest for 
£300 a year for 21 years to Thomas Lewis of York and Thomas Leveti 
of Tixover, and that they had " acknowledged a statute staple of £5000 
in consideration thereof ; " that in June 1 639 Thcxnas and John Lerett 
had agreed to purchase this £300 a year for £2700, but that Sir John 
Melton, John Levett, and Thomas Lerett combined to deprive Morley of 
his money. (Chancery Proceedings, Charles I, Bundle M. 46, No. 18.) 
This matter of the Harraton collieries came before Cromwell's Committee 
for Compounding in 1651-2, and on pp. 2127-9 of the Calendar appears 
the petition of Thomas Wray et al, and the answer of John Levett and 
Josiah Primate. On 21 Jan. 1652/3 "John Levett, D.C.L., of York'* 
begs an allowance for attending on the Committee. 

Both John and Thomas Levett were probably Royalists, and they appear 
on the Calendars of the Committee for Advancing Money (pages 769 and 
1142). In each case, heard in 1649-50, both brothers were cited to 
appear, but neither appeared, and the resulting fine was oirdered to be 
levied by distress on John Levett^s estate. 

Ralph Levett, second son of Thomas Levett ol Melton, was baptised 
at Melton 3 Jan. 1600. Following his father's wish, he matriculated at 
Christ's College, Cambridge, as a pensioner, in July 1617. This was the 
college of John Milton, and John Wilson of the First Church in Boston 
took his degree there, as did Ezekiel Rogers, the founder of Rowley, Mass^ 
and Thomas Jenner of Roxbury, Weymouth, and Saco. Ralph Levett 
took his B.A. in 1620/1, and proceeded M.A. in 1624, in which latter 
year he was ordained a deacon at York. Perhaps he had a curacy in 
Yorkshire, but he was soon associated with Lincolnshire. It may be thai 
he knew Wheelwright at Cambridge, for they were there at the same time, 
though Wheelwright took his M.A. at Sidney Sussex College in 1618,000 
year after Ralph Levett was matriculated at Christ's College. 

On 25 Jan. 1631/2, as shown above, '^Mr. Ralfe Levit and Anne 
Hutchinson " were married at Bilsby.* She was a daughter of Edward 
Hutchinson of Alford and therefore a sister of the second wife of John 
Wheelwright Perhaps Wheelwright himself performed the ceremony. 
In 1633-34 '^ Radulphus Levet, rector," signs the transcripts of Grainsbjy 
Lincolnshire. On 3 Apr. 1635, when the former rector, Thomaa Hum- 
phrey, ^vas buried, " Ralph Levitt, M.A.," was presented to the rectory ol 
Grainsby by Frances, widow of Sir William Wrayt- (Lincoln Presentation 

* Canon Foster has found in the Bilsbj transcripts some new data about John 
Wheelwright. On 22 Maj 1628 his daughter Sa.oanna was baptised; she it waa who 
married Edward Rish worth. On 18 Ma^ 1629, the day aftcnr the date of the Wheel- 
wright deed, John Wheelwright's first wife, Mary Storre, was buried. Canon Foster 
has uUo found in the transcripts of Hog^thorpe, 6 July 1620, the marriage of Robert 
Towle and Eliraheth Lawson, and in tho»e of Willougnby, 34 Jane 1624, tho BMuriage 
of (Teorgius Doareburnc and Helena Robinson. 

t Thebc Wrays of Glentworth were a notable Puritan family of Luieolnshire* 
originating in Yorkshire and connected with the Wentworths and with the Melton 
LevettH. The father of Sir William was Queen Elizabeth's Lord Chief Justice, Sir 
Christopher Wray, who married a daughter of Nicholas Girlington. The Girlin|:toni 
were lords of the manor of Mnmby, and of them John Wheehrright heM Unci ia 
Momby. Frances Wray, a granddaughter of Sir William^ married iS IMO ^e ' 
Sir Harry Vane, a lifelong friend of Wheelwright. 

1913] Thomas Levet of JExeter and Hampton 73 

Deeds, 1685, p. 25.) The Grainsby transcripts for 1686-37 are missing. 
Tliat of 1638 is signed "Radulphus Levet" and that of 1639 "Raph 
Levet." The transcripts for 1640-48 are missing. In 1649 the signa- 
ture is ** R. Levet, rector." The years 1650-63 are missing, and the year 
1664 is signed by William Jackson. The transcripts show that on 6 July 
1688 Thomas Levet was buried, and on 11 Dec. 1638 "Thomas Levet, 
ion of Raph Levet and Ann his wife," was baptized. No record has been 
found of this Ralph Levet after 1649. He was the father of Francis Levet 
of Little Carlton, for whose marriage and children see p. 67 above. 

Wheelwright was dismissed from his Bilsby vicarage in January 1632, 
and in 1636, with a party of relatives and friends, sailed for New England. 
What more natural than that Ralph Levett should entrust to his brother- 
in4aw Wheelwright a near relative, perhaps his only nephew? John 
Levett's answer to the bill in Chancerv shows that he and his brother 
Thomas had borrowed £3000 from Dr. Berry on the Melton estates. 
Evidently die family inheritance was beginning to go under the hammer 
before 1640, in which year Sir John Melton and Sir Arthur Ingram died. 

If then we assume that Ralph Levett of Grainsby did entrust a ilear 
relative to his brother-in-law Wheelwright for the New England venture, 
idiat was the exact degree of relationship? Let us analyze the family of 
' Balph. His only brothers and sister were : 

A. Thomas Levett, the oldest son and heir, baptized at Melton 8 July 

1594. (Vide $upra,) My theory is that our Thomas Levet 
was his son, bom in 1 61 6. 

B. John, bom about 1605 (vide iupra) ; living in 1665 ; too young to 

have been the father of our Thomas Levet 

C* Peter, bom 1610-11. In Peile's Register we find that as the son 
of Thomas Levett of Melton he was admitted pensioner at 
Christ's College, Cambridge, 27 Jan. 1628/9. He had attended 
the Rotherham School under Mr. Thomas Bonner. He pro- 
ceeded B.A. 1632/3, M.A. 1636, and became vicar of Cantley, 
near Doncaster, where he died in 1672. Perhaps in 1666 he 
was vicar of Boynton, co. York. He was too young to have 
been Uie father of our Thomas Levet. 

D. Jane, bom 1607 ; married in 1627 Andrew Goodhand of Kirmond 
in Lincolnshire, near Grainsby. His great-uncle Nicholas mar- 
ried Judith Hameis, the sister of Thomas, who married Esther 
Hutchinson. Jane Goodhand died in 1632, and is buried at 

In the next preceding generation of Melton Levctts we find that Thomas 
Levetty the father of Ralph, had only the following brothers and sisters : 

A. William Levett of Bentley, Yorkshire, bom 1574 ; married Eliza- 
beth Vickars or Wray (widow probably of Thomas Sheppard), who 
died 1635, leaving a will which mentions daughter Dorothy Shep- 
mird, grandchild Thomas Sheppard, and nephew William Vickars. 
William Levett himself died 1638. His will is not extant, but 
his inquisition post mortem gives as his next heir his nephew 
Thomas Levett of Tixover, and says that William Levett made 
his will 14 May 1638; in it he left his lands to ''my cozen 
Thomas Levet son of my brother Robert Levet" Apparently 
he had no children and did not wish his lands to go to his spend- 
ibnii nephew of Tixover* 

74 Thomas Level of Exeter aiid Hampton [Jan. 

B. Robert Levett of Normanton, Ix)rn 1576 ; married in 1605 Frances, 

daughter of John Nalson of Snydale, a hamlet of Normanton. 
His children are thus recorded on the Normanton register : 

i. KATHRRnns, daughter of Robert Levett of Snjdale, bapt. 80 Jane 

1607; d. 12 May IGIO. 
ii. Thomas, son of Leavett of Suydale, bapt. 3 Sept. 1609. 
iii. ELIZ.VBETH, daughter of Kobert Levett of Snydall, bapt. 21 July 1611. 
iv. John, son of Robert Levett of Snydall, bapt. 21 Sept. 1613. 
Y. Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Levett of Normauton, bapt. 9 Oct. 

1617; bur. 8 Apr. 1625. 
vl. Thomas, son of Robert Levett of Normauton, bapt. 1 May 1619. 

He is said in Mr. Glbson-Culliun's Levett pedigree to have married 

Joauna, daughter of John Jaciues of Epworth, co. Lincoln, aud to 

have been tlie progenitor of the Normanton Levetts and Hansons. 
vii. Marik, daughter of Robert Levett of Normanton, bapt. 3 Jnly 1621. 
viii. Robert, son of Robert Levett of Normanton, bapt. 7 Nov. 1622 ; 

bur. 19 Mar. 1625. 
ix. Ralph, sou of Robert Levett of Normauton, bapt. 28 Aug. 1625 ; bur. 

14 Oct. 1626. 
z. Agnes, daughter of Robert Levett of Normanton, bapt. 15 April 1627 ; 

bur. 29 July 1627. 
xi. Jane, daughter of Robert Levett of Normanton, bur. 20 May 1627. 

Robert Levett himself was buried at Normanton 26 Jan. 1655/6* 
No will is extant. According to the records shown above he 
had two sons named Thomas, of whom one was \wm in 1609, and 
the other in 1619. If, as was sometimes the case, he had two 
surviving sods named Thomas, it is possible that one of them 
was our Thomas Levet ; but his brother William, in Ids will re- 
ferred to above, leaves his land to Thomas, " son of my brother 
Robert Levett of Normanton"; therefore in 1638 Robert had 
apparently but one son Thomas. 

C. Catherine Levett, born 1578 ; married William Strelley of Strelley. 

D. Elizabeth Levett, boni ; married John Morley. 

Apparently in this generation there are no possibilities for our Thomas 

Levet, unless we assume that Robert had two surviving sons named 
Thomas, and that one of them was our ancestor — a rather violent assump- 
tion. The children of this generation would be cousins of Ralph Levett 
of Grainsby. 

Going back one generation, we find that Ralph Levett of Melton, the 
grandfather of Ralph of Grainsby, had no brothers and but two sisters, 
Anne and Jane. There are no possibilities here, and the relationship is 
moved one dcCTee farther off. 

William Levett of Normanton and Melton, the great-great-grandfather 
of Ralph of Grainsby, married Elizal)eth, daughter and coheir of William 
Wentworth of Sprotborough. No will is extant. His administration is 
on tile at York. The son and heir, Nicholas Levett, born in 1524, sup- 
lived his own son Ralph and died in 1598. We find no reconl of brothers 
or sisters. 

Tims in five generations of the Melton Levetts there is apparently bofc 
one possibility for our Thomas Levet, namely : he may have been a soim. 
of Thomas of Tixover and a nephew of Ralph of Grainsby, the brother-uk— 
law of John Wheelwright. The dates for such a theory harmonize so welL, 
and the probability of a Wheelwright aud AVent worth connection is 
strong, that until proof to the contrary is shown I feel convinced that th 
is our line. Could the wills of any of the four sons of Thomas Levett 

1913] Thomas Levet of Exeter and Hampton 75 

Melton be found, this theory might be confirmed or upset. But in spite 
of a careful search at both principal and diocesan registries, no probate 
proceedings for any of the four sons have been discovered. Probably 
Thomas and Ralph Levett died during the confused Commonwealth period, 
from 1650 to 1660. But John Levett was living in 1665, and Peter Levett, 
we know, died in 1672. 

In the exhaustive search for Levetts in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire I 
desire to thank my friend Canon C. W. Foster, editor of the Lincoln Rec- 
ord Society. Canon Foster's suggestions have been most helpful, and have 
resulted in tracing the Melton Levetts into Lincolnshire. With his aid a 
thorough search has now been made of Lincoln Subsidy Rolls, Wills and 
Administrations, Institutions and Presentation Deeds, etc. 

Among other early Levetts in New England the explorer, Capt. Chris- 
topher Levett, whose life has been so ably written by Hon. James Phinney 
Baxter for the Grorges Society, comes first. He bore the same arms as the 
Melton Levetts, and the Visitation of Dorset in 1623 gives his pedigree 
(2 Miseelkmea GenecUogica et Iferaldtca, vol. 2, p. 854). There may have 
been a connection between the families, but Christopher was descended 
not from the Melton Levetts, but from another line, the Levetts of Bolton 

The pedigree in the Visitation of Dorset began with " -^— Levett of 
Harbord, co. York," who had three sons, Richard, William, and Percival. 
This undoubtedly means Harewood, in the West Riding of Yorkshire. 
William Levett of Harewood died in 1569. A Chancery proceeding was 
begun by his oldest son Matthew in 1570 (Levett v. Levett, Series 2, 
Bundle 116, No. 40). It recites that by his second wife William Levett 
of Harewood left four sons, Richard, William, Percival, and Charles. 
Tliesc are undoubtedly the sons of " Levett of Harbord," and Per- 
cival was the godson and cousin of Francis Levet of Bolton Percy, men- 
tioned in his will of 1614/15. William of Harewood was j)robably* the 
Km William mentioned in the will of his father Richard of Bolton Percy 
in 1567. This establishes the following pedigree : 

1. Jomr Levett of Bolton Percy, whose will was proved 1526 (York 
Wills, vol. 9, fo. 364), married Agnes . 

Children : 

i. William ; his will of 1546 mentions sons Ouy, Francis^ John. 
ii. John, a clerk ; under 23 in 1526 ; admon. in 1575. 

ill. ROBKRT. 

I. iv. Richard, executor of his father's will. 

V. ISABKL, m. Kkndall. 

vi. Alison, m. Pickering. 

2. Richard Levit, of Appleton in Bolton Percv, whose will was proved 

1567 (York Wills, vol. 17, fo. 759), married first Ellen ; 

and secondly Constance . 

Children by first wife : 

i. Hknrt, of Appleton ; will proved 1597. 
8. ii. William. 
iii. Katherine. 

*Tliere was also a branch of the Levetts at Ilolme and Lund in the East Ridinff, in 
which ilatthew and William were family namoH. It may be that William of Hare- 
Wood came from this line, but their wills do not indicate* this, and the mention of a 
f^<UoQ Percival Levet in the will of Francis Levet seems to connect the line of Chris- 
^W with the Bolton Percy family. 

76 Thomas Levet of Exetei' and Hampton [Jan* 

It. Isabrl. 

v. Robert. 

vi. James. 

vii. Ellen. 

Children by second wife : 

Tiii. Thomas. 
iz. Margaret. 

8. William Levett, of Harewood, married first Anne ^— ; and 
secondly Joan Ynglande. Admon. 6 July 1569 (Dean and 
Chapter Vacancy Act Book, 1568-70, fo. 165). 
Children by first wife : 

i. Matthew. 

li. Elizabeth, m. William Nawte. 

iii. Anne, m. John Wardman. 

iv. Katherine, m. Otho Wardman. 

Children by second wife : 

T. BiCHARD, Mayor of Doncaster. His will of 1618 mentions only one 
son, William^ Alderman of Doncaster, whose will of 1648 men- 
tions two sons, Robert and John, and four daughters. 

ri. William, twin brother to Richard, of whom there is no furtliar 
4. vii. Percival, b. 1660. 

viii. Charles, probably of Scrayingham, m. Grace Ampleforth. 

ix. Joan, m. Thomas Usher. 

4. Fercital Leyett, bom 1560, was freeman of York 1581, inn- 

keeper, and sheriff of the City of York 1597. He was buried at 
St. Martin's, Micklegate, 13 Feb. 1625. He married Elizabeth 
RoTHERFORTH, daughter and heicess of Alexander. 
Children : 

I. Mart, bapt. 1581 ; m. John Smith of Cottingham. 

II. Rudderforth, bapt. 1582 ; d. 1584. 

Hi. Grace, bapt. 1684 ; m. William Todd of York. 
6. It. Christopher, b. 5 Apr. 1586. « 

v. Perctv'al, merchant of York ; had nine children, but no child named 

vi. Anne, m. (1) 1623 Christopher Topham of York, perhaps unde 
of the Toppans of Newbnry ; m. (2) 1627 Joseph Micklbthwaitb 
of Swyue, great-grandfather of Viscount Micklethwaite. 

5. Capt. Christopher Levett, bom 5 Apr. 1586. He is the weU- 

known explorer who sailed to New England in 1623, and again in 
1630, in the Porcupine, and died at sea in 1631. He married fint 
Mercy More, daughter of Robert, rector of Guisley, York ; and 
secondly Frances Lottisham, daughter of Oliver, of co. Somerset 
Children by first wife : 

i. Sarah, b. 1610 ; m. Robert HrrcH, rector of Normanton and dean 

of Yorlc. 
ii. Rebecca, b. ini2 ; d. young, 
iii. Mary, b. 1G13; d. unm. 1G44. Her will, proved 1644/5, mention! 

all her kindred (Yorlt Wills), 
iv. Jeremiah, b. 1G14; rector of Leyton in Essex; m. EDrrH ; 

d. 1650. 

Children by second wife : 
V. Timothy, b. 1617 ; of West Lydford hi co. Somerset. Will dated 

1650, proved 1669, mentions wife Florence, children Marff and 
vi. Elizabeth, b. 1619 ; d. nnm. 

1913] Thomas Level of Exeter and Hampton 77 

Thus the line of Christopher Levett contained no near relative named 
Thomas. It may be that our Thomas Levet was a distant connection, but 
this is unlikely. 

New information concerning Christopher Levett's last voyage to New 
England is contained in a Chancery proceeding I)egun in 1631 by his 
widow against Thomas Wright and Robert Gough of Bristol, owners of 
the ship Porcupine, The proceedings give in detail the sailing agreement 
■nd mention the grant of 6000 acres to Levett. 

Concerning John Leavitt of Hingham, Mass., Mr. Sheldon Leavitt, Jr., 
writes that the earliest known record appears in Dorchester, Mass., where 
in 1684 land was granted to him by the town. In 1636 he was made a 
freeman of Hingham, where first a house-lot and in the course of time 
much other land was granted to him. His first wife (possibly, according 
to Pope, the Mary Lovitt of the Dorchester Church) died at Hingham 
4 July 1646, and he married for his second wife, 16 Dec. 1646, Sarah, 
daughter of Edward Gilman, then of Hingham, Mass., and later of Exeter, 
N. H. For many years he was a deacon of the church at Hingham and 
ft selectman of the town, which he represented for several sessions in the 
General Court. He died in 1691, leaving a will, filed in Boston, in which 
he calls himself " a tayler," and spells his name as above. Some of hi£ 
children moved to Exeter, and became the ancestors of a distinguished 
family of Leavitts there, among whom was Dudley Leavitt, the compiler 
of an excellent Farmer's Almanac. I can find no reason for believing 
that any connection existed between these Leavitts and our Thomas Level. 
Perhaps John Leavitt came from the Essex Levitts, for whom see the 
next paragraph. 

The affidavit of Nathaniel and* Abraham Drake {vide mpra) has led 
§ome to believe that our Thomas Levet, like his wife Isabel Bland, came 
from CO. Essex. In Essex there were several families of Levitts, one of 
iHiich, the Levitts of Messing, had some connection with New England 
through the Whites. (Register, vol. 55, pp. 22 etseq.) It may be that 
John Leavitt of Dorchester and Hingham came from one of these Essex 
lines, but a careful search of Essex wills reveals no Thomas Levet who 
eoold be our Exeter settler. 

Thus a systematic investigation of these three sets of clues gives no posi- 
tive proof of the ancestry of our Thomas Levet of Exeter and Hampton. 
The most probable line is that of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, connected 
irtth both Wheelwright and Wentworth. 

But if Levet were a prot^g^ of John Wheelwright, he did not follow the 
Antinomian to Wells in 1642. The removal of their pastor scattered the 
Exeter settlers in that year, and in 1 643 we find Thomas Levet at Hamp- 
ton, next neighbor to Exeter, where his name is signed to a petition against 
lienL William Howard. 

The list of grants and possessions in the old Hampton town reconls, made 
iboQt 1644, in the beautiful handwriting of William Howard, the town clerk, 
*^8 that before that date Thomas Levet had married Isabel ( Bland) , 
^Uow of Francis Asten of Dedham and Hampton. The record follows : 

0- 68. House lots and other ground granted &c. unto the several inhabitanti 

of Hampton, compiled Anno 1644. 
*Boici8 Lkvitt of Hampton. ' 

^ 6 a. of upland for a house lot granted unto Fras. Asten the former husband 

of Thomas Levitt*s wife, lying betw. upland of Saml. Getchell, some- 

78 Thomas Levet of Exeter and Hampton [Jan. 

times Will. Hanton*s, before that John Philbrook's to the West, and the 

upland of Thomas Sleeper*s sometimes Chr. Lasone's. 
S. 5 a. of upland granted to Thomas Levitt. 
8. 10 a. upland in the North plan of upland. 

4. 6 a. meadow granted to the above named Fras. Asten, former husband of 

Tho. Levitts wife, lying between the meadow & marsh of Timothy Dalton 
N.E., and Will : Howard S.W. 

5. 3 a. meadow bought of Anthony Taylor, betw. A. T. & Taylor's River. 

6. 6 a. salt Marsh granted unto him, betw. Widow Husse N., & WilL Mas- 

ton S. 

7. 5 a. salt marsh bot. of Anthony Taylor. 
Additions to Anno 1G58. 

8. 5 a. bought, granted to Edw. Palmer. 

9. Granted to Tho. Levitt 2h a. swamp betw. swamp of Sam. Getchell & Timo- 

thy Dalton. 

10. 5 a. salt marsh gr. to John Sanders. 

11. 4 a. upland bot. of John Sambome. 

12. 11 a. salt marsh beyond Falls River. 

The Norfolk County record of the birth of James Levet in 1652 calls 
him ^' son of Thomas and Elisabeth Levitt," but this is a clerical enory 
repeated in Pope's Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire. We may 
Bafely assume that the only wife of our Thomas Levet was Isabel Bland^ 
daughter of John Bland of Watertown and Martha's Vineyard. John 
Bland was a stepson of Jeremiah Norcross, and his mysterious alias of. 
'* John Smith " has been explained by Dr. Charles E. Banks, in his Hif^ 
tory of Martha's Vineyard, vol. 2, pp. 41-46. It is possible that John 
Bland and the Hampton Drakes were of Yorkshire origin. 

The old pronunciation of the family name was Lovitt. In spelling it 
our Thomas Levet seems to have used interchangeably " Levet," ** Levitt,** 
and " Levit." These are the forms in which the name of Ralph Levett 
of Grainsby appears : " Levet " when he signed his name, " Levitt " when 
others wrote it. In the case of our Thomas Levet the uncertainty of 
Colonial orthography is increased by the fact that apparently he could not 
write, and always signed by a mark, so that his name was 8{)ellcd and 
written by some one else. It is " Le\dtt " in the Exeter Combination, 
written by his relative Wlieelwright, and also in the record of a deed in 
1659, in the "Wheelwright Deed," the Hampton record of 1644, and the 
Drake deposition. In signatures of 1654 and 1657 and in the Martha't 
Vineyard power of attorney it is " Levit." In the testimony in Drake v. 
Colcord, 1076, and a jury verdict of 1680 it is " Levet," and so distinctly 
in the wills of both Tliomas and Isabel. In the Hampton petition of 1643 
it was proba1)ly also " Levet " ; a copy of this petition is in tlie Massa- 
chusetts Archives, and in it the scrivener has spelled the name " Livet." 

In 1647, when Wheelwright was called to the Hampton church, Thomas 
Levet was already there. He lived in Hampton until his death in 1696, 
a quiet, useful citizen, seldom prominent in town matters. He was i)erhapt 
a tanner, though the only deed from him in the old records describes him 
as a ^* planter." Ho appears in 1654 with Robert Smith as an appraiser 
of the estate of George Haborne or Rabone, who was one of the AMied- 
wriglit group and probably a Lincolnshire man. In 1 657 Thomas Level 
and Godfrey Dearborn witnessed the will of Susan, widow of Greorge 
Haborne and then the wife of Tlioraas Leader of Boston. Dearborn, who 
followed Levet from Exeter to Hampton, was a Lincolnshire man» 
(Re(jistkr, vol. 60, p. 308.) Level's stepdaughter Isabel married Philip 
Towle,* who came to Hampton when Wheelwright was there. 

* Towlc was probably a Lincolnshiro man, perhaps from Habrough. Many Towl^ 
wills are filed at Lincoln, bat they throw no light on his ancestry. Seventf Towltt^ 
are still living in Lincolnshire. 

1913] Thomas Level of Exeter and Hampton 79 

Thomas Levet served as selectman of Hampton in 1657 and 1667, and 
was constable in 1664. He served on several juries, and took the oath of 
allegiance to Massachusetts in 1678. He was "freed from Training" in 
1681, probably on account of age or disability. In 1683, with eighteen 
others, he signed a petition that their poll-tax l>e abated, because of old 
age, " many alx)Ut seventy, some above eighty, others near ninety, lx*ing 
past lalwur and work." In 1685 he signed Weare's petition against Cran- 
field. Tlie Dukes County records show a power of attorney dated 1 6 Apr. 
1691 from Tliomas and Isabel Levet to their son John, authorizing hiui to 
deal with Isabel's share of the Bland estates in Martha's Vineyard. Ap- 
parently some dispute between John Levet and another coheir, Elias, son 
of Philip Watson, was settled by a division in 1690. John Levet*s name 
in subsequent conveyances of the Vineyard land is spelled " Levit," " Lovet," 
and " Leavit." Tliomas Levet diwl 28 Nov. 1696, " aged about* eighty," 
the town record says, and his will and inventory are on file at Concord, 
K. H. (Probate Records, vol. 2, p. 26, and vol. 3, p. 125.) An abstract 
of his will, <latcd 9 July 1692, is as follows : 

To loving wife the thirds of all lauds and meddows, etc., with housing con- 
venient durin:^ lier life. To wife two cows, two swine, three sheep, my brass 
and pntcr, tlie thirds of all my corn. To son Hczron Levet 100 acres at tlie new 
plantation. £L'0 formerly given him, and 5s. after my decease. To Uezron's son 
Thomas Lovet £10, to be paid him at the age of one and twenty. Residue of 
lands and housing to sons Arctas and John Levet equally, John to divide and 
Aretas to choose. To son Aretas all in his house and half the wedges, half the 
cross cut saw, and half tlie tools about husbandry, with his house that he now 
lives in. To son [John] Levet the other half the tools mentioned with all car- 
penter tools and his house and ground. To son James Levet £10. To three 
daaghterrt. Isabella Towlc, Jemima Knowlcs, and Kczia Tucker, 5s. apiece. Ex- 
ecutors : wife and son John Levet. Witnesses : Abraham Dralce, Sem:., Abraham 
Drake, Junr., Robert Drake. 

Inventory, £210.1.0, includes all buildings, housing, bam, and house-lot con- 
taining 10 acres. 16 acres upland. 25 acres mead and marsh. 5 acres upland 
and swamp. 4 shares conmionage. Go acres in the North Division. luO iicres 
In New Plantation. Appraised by Abr. Drake, Scur., and John Smith. 

Isabel Levet, widow, died 9 Feb. 1698/9, aged about 87, and h«T will 
and inv<?nt(>ry ai*e filed at Conconl. (Probate Records, vol. 3, p. 165.) 
An abstract of her will is as follows : 

To dansxhter Isball Toule one cow, one box of linen, an<l my wearing clothes. 
To dantrliter Jemima Knowls one cow and one slieep. To jjfrandchild Sarah 
Knowls <»ne she«p. To daughter Kezlah Tucker 12s. All my puter and brass 
to bo equally divided amonf^c my three daughters. Residue to son John Levet, 
sole executor. Witnesses: John Smith, Senr .. and John Smith, Junr. 

Inventory taken by Thomas Roby and Jolm Tucke, £70.11.9, including 'Sin es- 
tate at Maihus Vineyard." 

Tlie " thn*o dau;i;htcrs," L^^aliel Towb.*, Jf-mima Knowles, and K**zia 
Tucker, wm* the three children of L«^iibel Dland by her first hu^hand, 
Francis Astcn. 

Tho chiMren and ffrandchlldren of Thomas Levet may be arraii;4*.*d in 
i pe<ligree as follows : 

1. Thomas* Levet had 

2. i. HK7.R<)X,»b. 1044. 

3. if. AuKTAS, b. abt. 1040. 

4. iii. Jf>riN, b. abt. 1G4h. 

6. iv. Jamrh, b. 10 Nov. 1062. 

* The old record is torn here, so thnt it cannot be definitely itated whether it sayi 
"tliove" or *'a^oiit." 

80 Thomas Levet of Exeter and Hampton [Jan. 

2. Hezron* Levet {Thama$^)y bom in 1644, aocording to a deposition, 

resided at Hampton, and died there 30 Nov. 1712. He was a tan* 
ner and shoemaker. He married, 25 Sept. 1667, Martha Tatlob, 
daughter of Anthony of Hampton. 

On 15 Feb. 1702/3 Hezron Lievet and his son Thomas, who like 
his father was a tanner, made an agreement bj which the son was 
to take over all his father's house, tanyards, and lands, and to m^n- 
tain his father and mother iik comfort ^^ beside ^hat my father shall 
get by his practis and my mother by stilling." The son abo agreed 
to make certain payments to his four sisters. Both father and son 
signed their names '^ Lewit " to this instrument (N. H. Deeda, 
vol. 13, p. 237.) 

Children : 

i. Lydia,' b. 5 Aug. 1668 ; m. Mefhiboshetu Samboen. 

il. John, b. 26 Nov. 1670; m. Sarah Hobbs, daughter of John. 

ill. James, b. and d. 1673. 

Iv. Moses, b. 30 Jan. 1673/4 ; m. Mary Carr. 

y. Thomas, b. 8 May 1677 ; m. Elizabeth Atkinson of Newbury, daugh- 
ter of John and granddaughter of Theodore Atkinson. 

vl. Mary, b. 20 Oct. 1679 ; m. Capt. Benjamin Thomas, son of Jamet 
of Dover. 

vii. Abigail. 

Till. Sarah. 

3. Ar etas' Levet ( Thoma^), bom abont 1646, resided at Hampton, and 

died there 14 Jan. 1739. He married, 1 Aug. 1678, Ruth Slkepeb, 
daughter of Thomas, an early settler of Hampton. He was a far* 
mer, and served in King William's war. No will or inventory of 
Aretas Levet has been found. On 25 Dec. 1710 he conveyed to 
his sons James and Thomas certain lands at Hampton. The estate 
of Thomas Levet, the father, was finally divided in 1725 by Sergt. 
John Levet and James, the son of Aretas. (N. H. Deeds, vol. 74, 
p. lo4.) 
Children : 

i. Luther' (a daughter), b. 1679; d. 1684. 

li. Elizabeth, b. 1680; d. 1684. 

lii. Mkiutabkl, b. 8 June 1682 ; m. Robert Rowe of Hampton. 

iv. Jamk«, b. 1683; m. (1) 20 Feb. 1717 Ann Brackett, daughter of 

Capt. Anthony ; m. (2) Hannah . 

V. Thomas, b. 16 Jan. 1685/6; m. 24 Nov. 1714 Elizabbth Loon, 

daughter of Nathaniel of Hampton, 
vi. Elizabeth, b. 2 Aug. 16*J0; m. James Samborn, son of Nathaniel. 
vli. Uuth, b. 19 May 1693 ; m. Stephen Samborn, son of Stephen. 

4. Sergeant John' Levet (T^omo**), bom about 1648, died 1726/7. 

He married Deliverance Robie, granddaughter of Henry Bom 
of Hampton, of the family of Robie of Castle Donington, Leioet* 
tershire. He served in several campaigns against the Indians. Hit 
wUl, dated 23 Dec. 1726, is filed at Concord, N. H. (N. H. Wills, 
vol. 7, p. 638), and leaves to wife Deliverance the improvement of 
his estate ; to daughter Deliverance, at age of 18 or at marriage^ 
one-half the estate ; if she has a male heir her share is to go to htm ; 
if not, it is to go to John Levet, son of "consin" Thomas and 
grandson of Aretas. The estate, inventoried at £1029, included a 
haling rd and some books. 

Child : 
I. Deliverance,* b. 6 May 1719 ; m. Jeremiah Clough of SaUabnzy. 

1918] Descefidants of Robert Suckins 81 

5. James' Levet (77bma«^), bom 10 Nov. 1652, died at Portsmouth, 
N. EL, 4 Apr. 1718, and is buried in the Point of Graves Cemetery 
there. He married about 1692 Sarah Partridge, widow of 
Nehemiah of Salisbury and Portsmouth, a brother of Grovemor 
William Partridge. Her maiden name does not appear, but she was 
a kinswoman of Anthony EUins, an early settler of Portsmouth, 
who in 1 668 conveyed land at Portsmouth to Nehemiah Partridge 
and his wife Sarah, ^* my kinswoman." 

Little has been known of James Levet, perhaps because he left 
no children, but he was the richest of his family. In 1668, at the 
age of sixteen, he removed to Portsmouth, then the most aristo- 
cratic settlement in the new province. There he was the clerk of 
Henry Bering, a Portsmouth merchant, and before that a tavern- 
keeper at Hampton. Bering soon removed to Boston, but James 
Levet remained at Portsmouth. His name was generally spelled 
'^ Lovet," that being the usual pronunciation of the name. He 
was selectman of Portsmouth in 1696/7 and again in 1708, deputy 
sheriff in 1694, coroner in 1697, and constable in 1706. In 1705 
he was overseer of the will of Roger Rose. His will, dated 1 Apr. 
1718 (N. H. Wills, vol. 10, p. 6), leaves all his property to his 
wife Sarah, and is witnessed by Thomas .Beck, Jr., Elizabeth Fur- 
ber, and Ann Bam. The widow Sarah Levet made her will 10 
Nov. 1733 (N. H. WUls, vol. 14, p. 421), leaving bequests to 
grandsons Nehemiah Partridge and William Partridge, to grand- 
daughters Sarah Mc Bride and Abigail Chapman, to great-grand- 
daughters Sarah Partridge and Abigail Partridge, to Sarah Braugh- 
ton, daughter of Abigail Chapman, to greatrgranddaughter Sarah 
Beck, to granddaughter Mary Beck, to Mary, wife of Nehemiah 
Partridge, and to Mary, wife of William Partridge. The residue 
she left to Samuel Beck, who had married Mary Partridge. Her 
inventory is a long one and includes a silver tankard. 


By Hbnut Winthrop Habdon, A.M., LL.B , of New York Citj 

L Robert* Huokins was bom probably in Devonshire or Cornwall 
iboat 1620.* He is first mentioned in any American record which has 
come to light as one of the forty-two signers of the Dover Combination, 
dited 22 Oct. 1640 (Register, vol. 83, p. 93). Ip 1641 he was in that 
pirt of Dover then called Oyster River and now called Durham, and he 
lined the letter of the inhabitants of Northam, as Dover was then called, 
€11641 to the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony protesting against 
ttnekation to that Colony (N. H. State Papers, vol. 1, p. 128). In 1642 
he hftd a grant of a twenty-acre lot. No. 16, on the Back River (Reqistrr, 
^L 7, p. 156, and vol. 33, p. 96). His name appears in none of the Dover 
Ux lists, and this affords room for the inference that his estate was em- 
plojed in catching, caring, or transporting fish, and was thus exempt from 
taxation (Hutchinson, vol. 1, p. 90, ed. 3). 

* Ko rclAtionihip has been discoyered between the family of Robert Huckins and 
iWt of Thomas Huckius, an early settler on Cape Cod. The compiler asks all readers 
vho may haTe farther information about any or the persons mentioned in this compi- 
mn to send it to him at 60 Wall Street, New York City. 

82 Descendants of Robert Huchins [Jan. 

" Old Mr. Huckins " was killed by the Indians at Oyster River 18 July 
1694, according to Pike's Journal (Register, vol. 83, p. 96; Quint's 
Dover, pp. 81, 274, 277 ; Belknap's History, p. 138). The name of his 
wife has not been found. 

Children, born probably at Oyster River : 

2. i. James,^ b. abt. 1644. 

ii. Sarah, b. 1654 (Reoistkr, vol. 7, p. 156). 

Probably others of whom no record has been found. 

2. Lieut. James^ Huckins (Robeii}), husbandman and miller, was bom 
probably at Oyster River, Dover, doubtless as early as 1644, for in 
1664 he was taxed (Register, vol. 4, p. 249). 

He married, probably about 1671 {ib., vol. 7, p. 121), Sarah' 
BuRNHAM, daughter of Robert^ and Frances (N. H. Deeds, vol. 
107, pp. 357, 359 ; N. H. Gen. Record, vol. 5, p. 190). She was 
born at Oyster River about 1654, for she deposed 31 Dec. 1673, 
"about 19 years of age" (N. H. Court Papers, 1672-8, p. 395). 
She married secondly, 17 Oct. 1700, Capt. John* Woodman (Lieat. 
Edward^) of Oyster River, who had been received as an inhabitant 
in 1657 (Quint's Dover, p. 33; Hoyt's Old Families of Salisbury 
and Amesbury, p. 366), and became successively commissioner, 
1G58, representative, 1684, delegate, 1690, and judge of Common 
Pleas, 1702-5 (Register, vol. 9, p. 145). She is not mentioned 
in his will of 20 Dec. 1705 (N. H. State Papers, vol. 31, p. 545), 
and was probably then dead. 

In 1676 Lieut. James Huckins was constable (Quint's Dover, 
p. 14), and in 1687 he was one of the two selectmen for Oyster 
Rivur l*arish {ib,, p. 3). 

He had a garrison-house, which 8too<l in the outskirts of the 
Oyster River settlement, a few rods south of the house owneil in 
1'J08 bv Andrew E. Meserve, east of the railroad and on the north 
bide of the second road crossed bv the railroad as it runs from Dur- 
hum siiition to Dover. In Aug. 1689 the Indians ambushed and 
slew him and seventeen men belonging to the garrison while they 
weri) at work in the field which belonged in 1908 to the widow ci 
Joseph W. Coe, and lay south-east of the garrison beyond lluckins'i 
Eruok. There they were all buried under a mound, which in 1908 
titill (\ Is ted in th(i south-east corner of the lield. The Indians then at- 
tacked the garrison-house, which was defended by two boys only 
and S(»me women and children. They managed to set fire to the 
root of the garrison, hut the boys — " brave boys truly," savi 
jMatlu r — held out till the Indians promised to spare the lives of all. 
Yet they killed three or four of the children and carried away the 
rebt of the inmates, except one of the boys, doubtless Roberf 
lluokius, who escaped the next day. (Mather's Magualia, App* 
Art. vi. ; Rk(;istek, vol. 7, p. loG; N. H. Gen. Record, vol. S, 
p. fc-U.) The garrison-house was destroyed (Thompson's LandmarkSy 
J). i7o, note 2). Lieut. Huckins's widow was recovered after » 
vear of (viptivitv at Fort Androsco^'ffin. 

Chiidnn, born at Oyster River (Register, vol. 7, p. 121): 

8. i. Kuni'KT,' born probably 12 Dec. 1672, although the record, if cor- 
rectly transcribed, says *• Sarali." 
U. S.UIAH, b. 12 Dec. 1G74; d. »./).[?] U Oct. 1706 (N.H. Gen. Reoor^ 
vol. 3, 1). 145) ; m. James' CnE8LKY, son of Philip* (Philip') •■" 
Sarah of Oyster River, b. at Oyster Blvcr 1672[?], d. 15 Sep^ 

913] Descendants of Robert HucJcins 83 

ill. JiJCES, b. 16 July 1675 ; d. a. p. bef . 1699 ; m. Maby' Woodman, daa. 

of Capt. John* of Oyster River, who m. (2) Thompson of 

Oyster River (Memoir of Jndge Ebenezer Thompson, p. 7, note). 
Probably others, none of whom survived the massacre of 1689. 

3. Bobert' Huckins (James,* RoherO), yeoman, miller, born in Oyster 
River Parish, Dover, about 1672, married about 1692 Welth£An' 
Thomas, daughter of James^ and Martha' (Goddard) (N. H. Deeds, 
vol. 17, pp. 53, 55; N. H. State Papers, vol. 81, pp. 101, 138; 
N. H. Court Papers, 1692-3, pp. 149, 191, 243, 247-^, 353 ; N. H. 
Gen. Record, vol. 5, p. 190). She was bom at Dover and married 
secondly, before 1 Apr. 1727, John Gray (Register, vol. 33, p. 

Robert Huckins doubtless rebuilt the garrison-house on or near 
the old site. In 1701 he had a mill on Huckins's Brook, east of the 
house (Thompson's Landmarks, p. 109). In 1698, as "eldest son 
and heir of James Huckins, the only son and successor of Robert 
Huckins, deceased,'' he conveyed 6 acres on Cocheco Marsh which 
had been granted to Robert^ Huckins in 1648 (N. H. Deeds, vol. 6, 
p. 206). In 1705 he had administration upon the estate of " Robert 
Huckins, his grandfather" (N. H. State Papers, vol. 31, p. 545). 
He was successively selectman, assessor, and constable at Dover. 

He was baptized 17 Jan. 1719/20, in his last sickness (Register, 
ToL 30, p. 59). His will, dated 9 Jan. and proved 2 Mar. of that 
year, mentions his wife Welthean and all his children, and his 
brother-in-law James Bunker, who had married Anne' Thomas, 
sister of Robert's wife (N. H. Probate Records, vol. 6, p. 162). 
The inventory includes his homestead of 70 acres, 30 acres of wood- 
land, one-eighth of a saw-mill at Webster's Falls, and 4 guns, the 
whole amounting to £606. 14. 0. 

Children,* bom at Oyster River : 

L Mary,* m. bef. 9 Jan. 1719/20 William[?] Drew of Durham (N. H. 
Deeds, vol. 107, p. 557). 

li. Haiynah, m. (![?]) JoH^ Chbsley, son of Thomas' and Ann of Oys- 
ter River (Rkoister, vol. 5, p. 454), farmer, b. at Oyster River 
1691 ; m. (2[?]) JoB« Runnells, son of William*, of Oyster River 
Parish, farmer, b. at Kennebunk, Me., 1685. 

ill. Elizabkth, m. bef. 9 Jan. 1719/20 Clark. 

4. Iv. James, b. abt. 1701 ; bapt. 1 Jan. 1720/1 (i&., vol. 30, p. 60) ; eldest 

son, not of age when his father died. 
I. V. John, b. abt. 1704; bapt. 1 Jan. 1720/1 (<&.). 

vl. Sarah, bapt. 31 Dec. 1721 (i6., p. 61). 

vii. Rachel, youngest daughter, bapt. 19 June 1726 (i&., vol. 82, p. 135) ; 
m. 14 Dec. 1727 Robert Jordon of Kittery (t6., vol. 23, p. 180). 

6. viii. Robert, b. 14 Oct. 1708 (family Bible) ; bapt. 31 Dec. 1721 (Regis- 

ter, vol. 30, p. 61). 

7. iz. Thomas, b. abt. 1710. 

8. z. Joseph, b. abt. 1714; bapt. 5 June 1726, '*ab< 12 years old" ((6., 

vol. 82, p. 185). 

t Jamcs^ Huckins (Robert^* James,* Robert^), bom in Oyster River 
Parish about 1701, married, after 7 June 1719 (Register, vol. 24, 
p. 29) and before 30 June 1723 (ib., vol. 23, p. 298), Hannah* 
Williams, daughter of John' (William^) and Ruth (N. H. Probate 
Records, vol. 15, p. 419; N. H. Deeds, vol. 29, p. 507), who was 

*The order of birtha ffiven below may be inferred Arom the order in which the chil- 
VI& are mentioned in the will, together with the baptiams. 


84 Proceedings of the N. E. Ilist. Gen. Society Jan. 

bom at Oyster River. He is probably the ^' James Huckins of 
Dover " who married, G Alay 1756, Abigail Spencer of Durham 
(Rev. John Adams's record). He was killed in the French and 
Indian War, 1755-63 (Quint's Dover, p. 263 ; Halls of New lEsi^ 
land, p. 163). 

By his father's will he received '< all my land on the south side 
of the [Dover] highway with the houses and buildings thereon,** 
30 acres, opposite the site of the garrison-house. 

In 1740 he was a member of the Second Foot Company at Dover 
(N. H. State Papers, vol. 9, p. 175). In 1755 he was in Tasker't 
company for the Crown Point expedition (AdjutantrGeneral's Re* 
port, 1866, vol. 2, p. 137), which took part in the Battle of Lake 
George, 8 Sept. 1755. 

Children, bom at Oyster River : 

1. Ruth,* bapt. 22 Mar. 1723/4 (Rfxhster, vol. 82, p. 134) ; m. abt 
1745 JoiiN FoYE of Madbary and Barrington. Children:* 1. 
John^* m. Janet Clark. 2. Stephen^ of Harrington, b. 29 Apr. 
1748; ni. (1) Hannah Davis; m. (2) 17 Apr. 1777 (town recoidi) 
Deborah Swain, dau. of Richard. ^.Samuel. ^, Mary. li. Barak. 
6. Hannah. 

il. Hannah, bapt. 1 May 172G (Register, vol. 32, p. 135). 

iii. Elizaijktii, bapt. 21 Apr. 1728 (t6., vol. 33, p. 347). 

iv. Sarah, b. G May 1733; d. 7 Apr. 1821; m. 1756 BESJAMnT* Hall, 
son of Benjamin' and Frances (Willey), of Barrlngton, farmer, 
soldier in the Revolution, b. at Dover 12 Dec. 1730, d. 80 Oct. 
1810. (Quint's Dover, p. 2G2; Weutworth Grcuealogyi vol. 1, p. 
480; Halls of New England, p. 1G3.) Children, bom at Barring* 
ton (ib.) : 1. Ebenezer,' b. 8 Apr. 1766. 2. Abigail, b. Sept. 1758; 
d. 14 July 1791 ; m. Oct. 1779 (town records) George Berry of 
Stratford, fanner. 3. Hannah, h. 7 Jan. 17G1; d. 23 Mar. 1783; 
m. 8 Apr. 1782 Nathan^ Foss, son of Nathan,' of Barrington, farmer. 
4. Frances, b. 28 Aug. 17G3; d. unm. 28 Jan. 1848. 5. Jonathan^ 
b. 29 Apr. 176G. G. 6'rtraA,ib. 22 July 17G8 ; m. 31 Jan. 1792 (town 
records) Jonathan Clark of Barrington. 7. Mary, b. 9 Mar. 1772. 
8. Benjamin, b. 3 May 1775; d. 177G. 9. John (twin), b. 27 Sept 
1777; d. Jan. 1778. 10. Loi^ (twin), b. 27 Sept. 1777. 
9. V. Jamk8, b. 14 Oct. 174G (family Bible). 

Perhaps others, as there are no Oyster River baptismal records after 
20 Mar. 1730 until 1749. (Registeu, vol. 33, p. 849.) 

[To be continaed] 



By John Albree, Recording Secretary 

Boston, Massachusetts, 1 May, 1912. A stated meeting of the Society WM 
held at Pllpcrim Hall, 14 Beacon Street, at 2.30 p.m., a quorum being preMnt 
In the al)sencc of President Baxter, Mr. John Carroll Chase, Vice-Ftesident for 
New Hampshire, presided. 

The minule<4 of the April meeting were read and approved, and the repoiti 
of the Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, Historian, and Council were le* 

Thirty-nine resident members were elected by ballot. 

The Cuuncil submitted a report recommending the passage of the foUowiof* 
which was read, and it was unanimously 

• According to statement of Mrs. Florence A. Crane of Des Moines, Iowa. 

1913] Proceedings of the I^. E. Hist. Gen. Society 85 

Voted^ That the President and Treasurer by and with the consent of the 
Council be, and they are hereby, authorized to negotiate a sale of premises 
18 Somerset Street, on such terms (whether wholly or partially for credit) and 
with such collateral agreements (whether reserving options for repurcliase or 
otherwise) as said Council may approve ; and said President and said Treasurer 
are hereby authorized to execute, acknowledge, and deliver any deed of said 
property approved by said Council and any other Instrument relating to the 
Mle thereof, including collateral agreements concerning said premises of every 
name and nature and all releases, partial releases, discliargcs, extensions, modi- 
flcations, and the like of any mortgage back of said premises which may come 
lo said Society; and the execution of any such deed or other instrument by 
said President and Treasurer sliall be sufficient evidence to any other party to 
any such instrument of the approval of the Council and of the due execution of 
crery other formality necessaiy on the part of this Society to make such instru- 
ment valid and effectual. 

The Council submitted a report recommending the passage of the following, 
which was read, and it was unanimously 

Voted^ That the President and Treasurer 1x5, and they hereby are, authorized 
to sign, seal, acknowledge, and deliver in the name and behalf of the Society 
an Indenture with Charles P. Bowditch, Francis C. Welch, and Charles F. 
Atkinson, trustees under the will of Caroline K. Cordner, owners of the prop- 
erty known as and numbered 4a on AUston Street, whereby the said Trustees 
release to this Society certain restrictions or conditions affecting property of 
ttds Society on Allston Place, and this Society In consideration thereof conveys 
to Bald Trustees a four-inch strip from the north side of its adjoining property 
known as and numbered 3 on Allston Place, together with the new wall on said 
•trip, and whereby th\a Society further agrees to rebuild a certain portion of 
tbe old wall on the land of the said Trustees, and whereby a party-wall agree- 
ment Lb entered into between the said Trustees and this Society ; all in a form 
aatlsfactory to the said President and Treasurer and to counsel of this Society ; 
and execution of any indenture of this general nature by said President and 
Treasurer shall be sufficient evidence to all parties relying on said instrument 
that the same is satisfactory in form and duly authorized. 

Notice having been given in the call for the meeting of a purpose to amend 
the By-Laws, it was on motion of John Albree unanimously 

Voted^ To amend Chapter ill. Article 1, of the By-I^ws, by substituting for 
**1ast Wednesday in January "the words ** first Wednesday in February/* so 
tiliat the article as amended will read : ^* The Annual Meeting of the Corporation 
•Itfdl be held on the first Wednesday in February of each year in Boston, notice 
of which shall be sent to Resident and Life Members by the Recording Secre- 
tary, one week in advance." 

The paper of the afternoon was by Bev. William Elliot Griffls, D.D., L.H.D., 
of Ithaca, N. Y. Dr. Griffls, making use of stercopticon slides, spoke first of 
oonditions in Holland, social, economic, and religious, and then showed how 
^Uie results of these conditions were and still arc found in the States of New 
York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. He commented on the manner 
In which the early history of the Dutch in New York has been perverted by 
tonfldence being placed in Irving*s delineation, which was written as a burlesque 
tad not as history. 

At the close of the meethig refreshments were served to the large number 

2 October. A stated meeting of the Society was held at Pilgrim Hall, 14 Bea- 
ttn Street, at 2.30 p.m., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the May meeting were approved, and the reports of the Li- 
knritn, Corresponding Secretary, and Historian were accepted. 

The resignation of Mrs. Adeline F. Fitz as a member of the Council was 

Forty-two resident members were elected by ballot. 

The Committee in memoriam Capt. Grcorge Augustus Gordon, through its 
^^itinnan, Samuel Merrill, submitted the following report, which was ordered 
2|^ed, and it was also voted that a copy be sent to the family of Capt. 

The New England Historic Genealogical Society places npon its records this testi- 
*^^ to the gmt personal worth of one who was for years active in the Society's 

86 Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Oen. Society [Jan. 

affairs, aud to the fidelitF and rare intelligence with which for eeventeen years h« 
performed the duties of Recording Secretary. 

As a member Capt. Gordon possessed in a hish degree interest in the subject* for 
the study of which the Society was formed, liis own work in this field began in hia 
boyhood, and ended only with his life. He inspired in others greater seal in gene^ 
logical research, and assisted many by helpful suggestions. As an officer he was 
painstaking and systematic, and the records of the Society as he left them are a modal 
_-• __j J ^1^4^-.^ M Ml II ui Li.i A* recordinff officor in 

his orderly methods 
future members tlio 

important part he took in the conduct of it^ a£hirs, and for this service the Sooialjy 
win ever remain his debtor. 

Capt. Gordon was born in Dover, N. H., July 17, 1827, and died in Somerrille MayS. 
1912. After graduation from Dartmouth College he adopted Uie profession of cifU 
engineer, and was active as such in the construction of cotton mills in LawronoSt 
Manchester, and Lcwiston. Later, in charge of mines in Georgia, North Carolinav 
aud Virginia, he continued his service in the same profession. Always entertaining 
positive views on every public question, Capt. Gordon found in ioumalism, however, 
wider opportunities to make his influence felt, and as an editor ne engaged zealonslj 
in the political conflict which culminated in the Civil War. He was a firm believer in 
the doctrine of States* Rights, and as an editor of newspapers in the North and in the 
South he promulgated his beliefs with characteristic vigor. His ancestor, Alexander 
Gordon, a Scotch Highlander, fought for the Royalist cause in the English Civil War, 
and was sent to New England as a prisoner of war by Cromwell. George Augostos 
Gordon in his turn, when the American Civil War began, fought with mnsket as ki 
had fought with pen for a cause which he believed to be right. He was mmmissfo— d 
captain in the Confederate Army, and for more than two years wore the nnifonn of 

Capt. Gordon was a member of the New Ens^land Historic Genealogical Society fbr 
thirty-flve years; he was recording secretary rrom 1893 to 1910, and a member or the 
Council at the time of his death. In all the relations of his life, whether in the So ele ^ 
or in the broader flelds in which his earlier years were spent, his keen sense of right 
made him faithful to every obligation, and this fidelity was never shaken by motivts 
of expediency or selfishness. This tribute is justly duo from a Society with whose 
interests he was for many years closely associated. 

Mr. Cliarles S. Jackson, Principal of the English High School, Lynn, read ft 
paper ou The Old- Time Gateway of the North. This is the region betTveenthe 
Hudson River and Lake Champlain, which was a route of travel even before the 
advent of Europeans. The speaker localized many of the stirring historical iih 
cldents, aud illustmted his paper with stereopticon slides which he had made 
of the beautiful scenery. 

On motion of Rev. Dr. Arthur W. H. Eaton, it was 

Voted, That the Society expresses to Mr. Jackson its thanks for the eaioj- 
able papiT, in wliicli so many historic facts have been presented with poetic 
grace and with the added charm of personal enthusiasm. 

After ailjournmeut at -1 r.M. refreshments were served. 

6 November. A stated meeting of the Society was held at Pilgrim Hall, 
14 Beacon Street, at 2.30 p.m., John Carrolf Chase, Vice-President from New 
Hamp&ihire, presiding;. 

The mihutes of the October meeting were approved, and the reports of IIm 
Libraiian, Corresponding Secretary, Hibtorian, and Council were accepted. 

On reconimondution of the Council, the following vote in amplification and 
amendment of a similar vote passed 8 April, regarding a mortgage on the So- 
ciety's building, was adopted, a quorum being present and voting : 

Vottd, To authorize the President and tlic Treasurer to borrow on behalf of 
the Society a sum or sums not exceeding in the aggregate eighty-five thoaaand 
(85,000) dollars, and to give the note or notes of the Society therefor payable 
in not more than ten (10) years from the dates tliereof, with interest thereoa 
at a rate or rates not exceeding five (5) per centum per annum ; and to exeontoi 
acknowledge, and deliver in the name and behalf of the Society a powcr-of-aito 
mortgage or mortgages (whether the same be tirst or second mortgages), wttfc 
sucli special i)rovisions, if any, as they may deem expedient, of the rad eatott 
of the Society lying on or in the rear of Ashburton Place, Allston Place, Allstoa 
Strert, and Somerset Street, in said Boston; and execution of any mortga^bj 
tlie said otUccrs shall be sufficient evidence for any lender in good faith thlt 
the UK >rlga!xe so executed is authorized hereunder ; this vote being passed ta 
amplification aud amendment of a similar vote passed on April 8, 1912. 


JVbtea 87 

The paper of the afternoon was read by Mr. Charles Edward Mann, Clerk of 
Ibe Massachnsetts Board of Railroad Commissioners, and was entitled From 
tk§ Stage-Coach to the PaHor-Car. The address was replete with incidents, in- 
fofination, and extracts fi-om the records concerning transportation facilities 
in the old days. Bev. Mr. Titus, in moving a vote of thanks, spoke of the fact 
tliat many members of the Massachusetts Legislature, after attending the obse- 
quies of President John Adams of Quincy, visited the Quincy railroad in order 
to wtisfy themselves that a railroad was possible. 

The tellers reported the election of the following as members of the Nomi- 
■mng Committee : Francis Noyes Balch, Lawrence Brainerd, Edmund IngersoU 
Leeds, Charles Edward Mann, Mary Ella Stickney. 

At 8.50 the meeting adjourned. 


It having oome to the attention of this Society that certain 
nnealogistii and publishers have used the name of the Society 
m oonneotion with their own enterprises, the Society again de- 
flres to state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this 
oountry or in England, nor is it in anv way connected with any 
poblioations other than those that it Issues over its own name 
it 9 Ashburton riaoe, Boston. 

The Oommittee on English Besearch desires to state, however. 
fhtiZ although the Society has no official representative in England 
liie Oommittee is employing Miss French lor a part of her time as 
a aaaroher of records there along special lines for the benefit of the 

Parkntaob or Ml^s. Bebbcca (Parker) Husk.— Rebecca Parker Hnse died 
si Barvard, Mass., 14 Sept. 1869. • In the town record of her death It Is alleged 
fbat she was a daughter of Ebenezer and Dinah Parker and that her age was 
104 years, 2 months, and 12 days. On her grayestone her age Is flven as 108 
years. This note records the results of a search for the parents of Mrs. Huse, 
a discussion of her probable age at death being purposely omitted. 

Several writers hare presented evidence to show that the father of Mrs. Huse 
was a soldier in the Revolution. (See Boston Evening Traveller^ October 27, 
1S66; Fitchburg Sentinel^ July 27, 1867; Green's Oroton HUtoriccU Series, vol. 
S, pp. 108, 481 ; also Green's Faet$ relating to the History of Oroton, recently 
piiblished, p. 166.) Dr. Green suggests that Mrs. Huse was a daughter of Oliver 
and Eunice Parker, bom at Groton 22 Nov. 1760. One Oliver Parker of Groton 
was a soldier in the Revolution, but no one of his daughters was named Rebecca. 
Oliver Parker, father of the Rebecca who was bom at Groton 22 Nov. 1760, re- 
Boved about 1770 to Stoddard, N. H. He was not a soldier in the Revolution. 
Od the contrary, he was a Tory, and fled from the country during the war. We 
■nut seek elsewhere for the father of Mrs. Huse. 

Eleazer Parker married at Hollis, N. H., 8 Feb. 1763, Dinah Famsworth. It 

Is a firm tradition among their descendants that after marriage they lived a few 

yesrs at Groton, and it is on record that In 1774 and early in 1775 they were re- 

lldbig at Plymouth, N. H. He was one of fifty- three residents of Plymouth 

who petitioned In 1774 for the privilege of sending a representative to the pro- 

▼iBcial leglsUture, and In Mar. 1775 his name appears in a division of the town 

Islo school districts. On the removal of his wife and children from Plymouth 

he did not accompany them. It is probable that he had joined the army. His 

fSBily next appear at Douglas, Bfass., and according to a custom of the time 

Ibey were duly warned. The warrant was issued 28 Aug. 1775, reciting that 

**I>inah Parker, wife of Eleazer Parker, with children Sarah, Rebecca, Dinah, 

tU a ic r, and Phlneas, came from Plymouth, N. H., to Douglas in May or June 


In 1777 Eleaier Parker and his family were living at Harvard, and there he 
•lilted in the Contiiiental Army for the term of three years, serving in Capt. 

88 Notes [Ji 

Joshaa Brown's company of Col. Timothy Bi^elow*s regiment from 14 Afir. 
1777 to 14 Apr. 1780. About 1800 he removed from Harvard to Bloomfield, Me., 
where he was living as late as 1834. In his application for a pension, in 1818, 
he says that he is 77 years of age, that he served three years in Capt. Joshok 
Brown's company of Col. Timothy Blgelow's regiment, and that he was then • 
resident of Harvard. In a supplementary statement, in 1820, he names his wife 
Dinah, and states that she is 78 years of age. While in the service, his name 
on one company roll is written ^^ Ebeneze^ Parker." His application for a pei^ 
sion is signed ^^ Eleazer." The pension was granted to ^^Ebenezcr,'* bat paid 
during his life to ^^ Eleazer." No reason for the use of the name Ebenezer is 

Kcbecca Parker, a daughter of Eleazer and Dinah (Famsworth) Parker, the 
date of whose birth iif unknown, was married in Dec. 1795 to John Denison Hose. 
He died in Hanard 6 Aug. 1840. They had five children. The writer has had 
in his temporary possession a file of letters, dated from 18S0 to 1834, written it 
Bloomfield, Me., signed Eleazer and Dinah Parker, and addressed to ^^ our cUU 
dren Jolm D. and Kebccca Huse of Harvard." 

Fitchburg^ Mass. Ezra Scollat Stbarns. 

Aybrs Bible Records.— The following entries are found in an old famOy 
Bible now in my possession. Comparison with some town records proves that 
it belonged to John Aycrs of Portsmonth, N. H., whose wife was Mary Honk* 
ing. (Register, vol. 24, p. 16.) The names of the children suggest the pr6b-> 
ability that John Ayers was a son of Edward and Alice Ayers ; her gravestoot 
exists in the Portsmouth ^^ Point of Graves," and is recorded in Locke's FM^ 
mouth and Newcastle Cemetery Inscriptions, p. 8, and in New Hampshire €fme^ 
logical JReeord, vol. 1, p. 16. The late Mr. Whitmore's paper on Capt. Jdm 
Ayres of Brookfleld shows reason to suppose the line to have sprang fxtnn htao. 

Marey Ayers was bom July y 10 1723 

Edward Ayers was bom [illegible^ biU apparently Not y* 8} 1724 Deseasad 

this life lillegible, but apparently Nov y« 28] 1724 
Jolin Ayers Aycrs was born August y« 20 1725 
Eliz^ Ayers was born August y« 29 1727 & Deseased this life Angust y 7 

William Ayers was born Febry y« 4 1729/30 & Deseased this life April jt 


Natlianell Ayers was bom June y« 1 : 1731 

8arah Ayers was born October 16: 1733 & Deseased this life apriQ j* U: 

AUes Ayers was bom Sep"" 28 1736 
the Second Edward Ayers was bom Febry 17 1736/7 
hannah Ayers was born June 2*^ 1740 

Philip Ayers was born March 26 1742 & Deseased this life July y 80 174S 
-he Second Sarah Ayers was bom August y* 9 : 1743 
Jane Ayers was born March 5 1745 
July y 17. 1754. My Dear wife mary Ayers the mother of the above Childni 

Departed this life July y 17 1754. In her fifteth year of her age 
The above marey Aycrs my Daf ter Departed this Life November j* 81« 17M 
f /» another handwriting,'} 

Mr. Edward Ayers Departed this life May l^^ 1792 
Jenny Ayers departed this life Sep^ y* 16 : 1792. age 47 years* 

In another part of the same Bible is the following memorandum : 

The ltev<i Jabesh Filch Died Saturday 22 of November 1746 

The Rcvand Joseph Whipel Preachd from Daniel y« 12 & IS [yers?] in ttt 

In tlie after part of Uie Day ho Preached from TimoUiy 2 [book?] 4 & 7 
The Revcrand Mr Odlin Preached from Salms 88 & 18 In the fore [torn] 
In the after part of the Day he Preached from Philipians y* 1 & 28. 

Boston t Mass. Bahrbtt WBNPXLk 

Harki»-Haynk8.— On page 124 of the Hammatt Papers is a little pangriph 
purporting to give the record of an early Thomas Harris of Ip8Wieh« whoM W* 


Jfotea 89 

ow Martha married (2) about 1683 Samuel Bumham, and whose children were 
Thomas, Jotm, Elinor, Aquilla, and Mary. No evidence of the existence of such 
a family is found in the records. If ** Haynes " is substituted for " Harris " and 
^^Backman" for "Bumham," it will be found to be an accurate record of the 
fiunily of Thomas Haynes of Amesbury. (See Uoyfs Old Families of Salisbury 
and Amesbury, vol. 1, p. 197.) 

Concord, Mass. Grobge S. Stewabt. 

Apams-Rislet. — The following document is preserved in the Connecticut 
State Library at Hartford, in the collection of papers called Towns and Lauds, 
TOl. 5, p. 204 : 

The testimony of Richard Bisley S' 

Hartford May ye 20th 1726 These may certifle whome It may CJoncem yt I 
Richard Bisly of Hartford Do of my Certain Knowledge Know yt my father 
John Addams formerly of Hartford Deceased, had seven Children viz : 4 sons & 
three Daughters : one son Died without Issue : I married one of ye Daughters 
k Edward Higbee married another : John Brush married ye other : ye sisters 
are all Decea^ but they have Left Children as I herd by Jeremiah Adoms viz, 
two higbee & 2 : Brushes which ware well ye Last I herd from them : ye above 
written I am Ready to testifle to If Cald, witness my hand 

Richard Rislk 

Given under oath, the Adams party being notified to be present, before me 
Oziaa Pitkin jus^ a peace Opened in Gen" Court May 21«>< 1726. 

Test Hez : Wyllys Secretry. 

The John Adams referred to was son of Jeremy Adams, one of the original 
proprietors of Hartford ; for him and his descendants see Register, vol. 59, 
pp. 815-320. The Richard Risley who deposes that he married one of the daugh- 
tera of John Adams was a son of Richard Risley, another of the original 
proprietors of Hartford. Prom other documents we learn that Richard Risley 
nuunrled the daughter Rebecca, Edward Higbee of Huntington, L. I., the daugh- 
ter Abigail, and John Brush of Huntington, L. I., the daughter Sarah. Up to 
this time even the name of the wife of Richard Risley has been unknown, as 
witness the Risley Genealogy, p. 42. 

Both Jeremy Adams and his son John had grants of land at what became Col- 
dieater, from the General Court of Connecticut, and the document given above 
was offered in evidence by the Adams heirs in a dispute over title with the town 
of Colchester. 

Hartford^ Conn. Arthur Adams. 

jKsnoNS. — In the Register, vol. 66, p. 272, I confused four people named 

Mary, each of whom was the wife of a Joel Jenkins. Joel' Jenkins married 

three times instead of once, as stated. He married secondly (intention recorded 

18 Jan. 1720/1) Mary Hamet or Harvell of Maiden. By some unaccountable slip 

I credited Uiis maniage to his son Joel,^ who was too young for marriage at 

that thne. That the latter married a Mary, however, is shown by his will, and 

in Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. 66, p. 260, and vol. 47, p. 481, is proof that the 

Mary who married Samuel Graves was Mary, widow of Joel, Jr., and not of Joel, 

8r. Joel,* the father, married thirdly, 6 Apr. 1733, Mary, widow of Dea. Thomas 

Taylor (Middlesex Co. Probate Files, No. 22,241) and daughter of Samuel and 

Mary Damon (Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. 25, p. 676). Her son or grandson, 

Tltomas Taylor, was appointed administrator of her estate 10 Feb. 1767. (Mid- 

^Bmcx Co. Probate Records, vol. 44, p. 77.) 

Sarati^ Jenkins (Joel*) married first (intention recorded at Boston 23 July 
1782) James Har\'ell, who died before 8 Mar. 1754. She married secondly Sam- 
Bel RilUm of Wilmington. Children by first husband : 1. James, b. 7 Sept. 
}739; d. 1 Mar. 1785. 2. James, b. 28 Dec 1736. 8. Mary, b. 8 Oct. 1740. 4. 
^l Jenkins, b. 8 Aug. 1745. 
J2 Qramercif Park, Ntv> York, N. T. C. Harold Floyd. 

IsscRipnosTO 7R0M Portsmouth, R. I. — Not far from the railway station at 
^rtsmooth, B. I., are two snuiU family burial-lots, those of Brownell and Wil- 

90 UTotes [Ji 

cox. The following are all the inscriptions to be found there, bat there 
several graves marked by plain stones : 

In Memory of George Brownell Esq' he died Sept^ S^ 1791 in the 60*^ year of 

his Age. 
In Memory of Joshua Brooking Son of Sam* Brooking Mas' of his BfaJ* Ship 

Juno, who Departed this life Sept' 19^, 1777, Aged 14 years. 
In Memory of Stephen Brownell Esq' who died Ocf ye 19^ 1755 in je W^ 

Year of his Age. 
In Memory of George Brownell died April y« 20^ 1718 in y* 70^ Tear of hii 

In Memory of Susannah y« Wife of Gteorge Brownell died Febrs^y* 24*^ 1748-4 

in J* 91** Year of her Age. [_OntKe same stone loith the inscription immecK-- 

ately preceding.'] 
In Memory of Mr George Brownell who died May 9, 1762 in ye 26 year of his 

In Memory of Mrs. Wait Brownell, wife of Mr. George Brownell, who dM 

Dec. — , 1794, in ye 54»»» year of her age. 
In Memory of Joseph Brownell Esq', who died May 9''^ 1795, Aged 75 Teazv. 
In Memory of [broken'] Daughter of [broken] Mrs. Martha Cobb ^broken] died 

Fcb7 24, 1795, Aged 6 months & 11 days. 
Daniel Wilcox, died May 6, 1851, M. 56 y*rs. 6 mo*8 & 25 d's. 
Mary wife of Daniel Wilcox died Feb. 25, 1884, Aged 45 y'rg. 4 mo*8 4 lTki$ 

stone lies flat on the ground and is partly covered^ 
In Memory of Mr. John Wilcocks who died May 21*^ 1787 in the 62^ year of 

his Age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Mary Wilcocks wife of M' John Wilcocka She died 

March 19ti» 1807 in her 77«» Year. 
In Memory of Capt. Cook Wilcocks who died August 21, 188Q in the 79*^ year 

of his age. 
In Memory of Mrs Sarah Willcocka wife of Mr. Cook Willcocks who died 

Jan 7, 1 in her 60**» year. 

In Memory of Sarah Daughter of M' Daniel & M" Elizabeth Wilcocks wlio 

died Aug 15, 1789 in ye A^ year of her Age 
69 O^ord Street, Somerville, Mass. Ella F. Eluot. 

The Ancestry of Roger Williams. — In Book Notes, a publication edited by 
Mr. Sidney S. Kider of Providence, R. I., under date of May 25, 1912, there is 
an article entitled The Ancestry of Boger Williams, now for the flrst time a^ and conclusively shown. In this article, which covers some seven 
closely-printed pages, Mr. Rider attempts to overthrow both Mrs. Bates's state- 
ments and my own statements on the matter in hand, and ends by arriving at 

exactly the same conclusion as that reached by me in an article in the JVeiot- 
Sheet for April 1, 1912 ! Basing his argument upon a Chancery case, of whoee 
existence tlie eminent genealogist, Henry F. Waters, Esq., was aware in 1889, 
and which he recommended at that time for examination, Mr. Rider decides that 
Boger Williams of Providence was a son of James and Alice (Pemberton) 
Williams and a brother of Sidrach Williams of London. This is exactly the 
conclusion which I accepted in the article in the News-Sheet and which Mr. 
Waters made known some twenty-three years ago, although much to his regret 
his work for the New England Historic Grcnealogical Society did not allow him 
at that time to undertake "a special investigation in the matter. (Rbgistkr, voL 
43, pp. 290-303, July, 1889.) This Chancery case of 15 Aug. 1644, upon which 
alone Mr. Rider bases his argument, does not by itself prove anything in regud 
to ttie ancestry of Roger Williams, but it adds another strong link to the cSats 
of evidence so ably forged by Mr. Waters. 

Mr. Rider lias failed to give an exact copy of the most important part of the 
Chancery proceedings, although he quotes the rest of the case at length. In hii 
article (Book Notes, vol. 29, p. 87) he writes : '' In April 16-35 [probably meant 
by Mr. Rider for April 16, 1635] he [Williams] refused to swear to an oath be* 
fore a magistrate in Court. It was the same thing done by the Roger Williams be- 
fore tlie magistrate of the Chancery Court in Ix>ndon in August 1644.** This re* 
fusal on the part of Roger Williams to take oath is by far the most important 
point in the case, next to the fact that Roger and Sidrach are shown to be aaam 
of Alice Williams. The desirability of having an exact quotation of the words 


2rote$ 91 

of the Chancery proceeding relating to this refusal la apparent when one reads 
the following passage in the Rbgistbr, vol. 48, p. 801 : ^* In his ^ Gteorge Fox' 
fpage 418), speaking of Judicial oaths, Williams refers to ^ cases that have be- 
fallen myself in the Chancery in England &c. and of tiie loss of great smna 
which I chose to bear throagh the Lord's help (rather) than yield to the for- 
mality (then and still in use) in God's worship ; though I offered to swear as 
F. H. mentions they have done, and the judges told me they would rest in my 
testimony and way of swearing, but they could not dispense with me without 
an act of parliament.' " 

Mr. Rider is entitled to credit for having followed up the Chancery suit, as 
was suggested by Mr. Waters, and for having thus added another link in this 
chain of evidence ; but in view of the facts disclosed by Mr. Waters in 1889, 
aome twenty-three years ago, he cannot justly claim that he has ^^ now for the 
flrst time accurately and conclusively shown " the ancestry of Roger Williams. 
All, however, must concede that Roger Williams of Flx>vidence was son of 
James and Alice Williams and brother of Sidrach Williams. 

In regard to Roger Williams of Virginia, there were two persons of the name 
who emigrated to that colony, but neither of them could have been the Roger 
who was brother of Sidrach Williams of London. One of these was Roger 
Williams, a servant, who came in the Southampton in 1622, aged 20 (Hotten's 
Original Lists, p. 23S). As Roger, brother of Sidrach Williajns, was made over- 
•eer of the will of Ralph Wlghtman of London, dated 27 Dec. 1628 and proved 9 
Feb. 1628/9 (Rboistkr, vol. 48, p. 298), he could not have been in Virginia at 
that time. The other Roger Williams embarked for Virginia in the Constance^ 
fi Oct. 1685, aged 19 (Hotten, p. 187), and he is clearly not the Roger who was 
Mm of James and Alice Williams, for on 1 Aug. 1684 the latter was ^^ bevond 
the seas" with a wife and daughter (Will of Alice Williams, Rbgister, vol. 48, 
p. S92). 

In the Herts OenealogUt and Antiquary^ vol. 8, p. 242, in an article entitled 
JNmberUm of 8U AlhanM, is found an Indenture, datiod 10 Jan. 7 James I (1610/ 
11) between Roger Pemberton of St. Albans, Gent., his son John, and Jamea 
Wflliams, citizen and merchant of London, on the one part, and William Angell, 
cttixen and baker of London, and Robert Angell, citizen and merchant of Lon- 
don, on the other part, for certain lands for the use of John Pemberton and 
Xatherine Angell for their lives. For the marriage of John Pemberton and 
Katherine An^ see Ifewi-Sheet^ April 1, 1912. 

Hempwrt^ B. L O. Andbsws Mobiartt, Jr« 


Thx Nkw BuiLDnco of the Nkw England Historic Genealogical Societt.— 
The new building of the Society at 9 Ashburton Place, Boston, the corner-stone 
pf which was laid by President Baxter with appropriate ceremonies on 18 Mar. 
1S12, waa occupied by the Society on Forefathers* Day, 21 Dec, and the valuable 
€oUectlon of printed genealogical works and the priceless manuscripts of the 
library an now safely hons^ hi a fire-proof structure, conveniently situated 
with reference to state, county, and city records, and so designed as to offer 
to every department of the Society the best facilities for the prosecution of its 
ipedal work. 

Hie flrst number of vol. 67 of the Register is issued from the Robert Henry 
Sddt Memorial Rooms in the new building, which are henceforth to be the 
home of tiie editorial department of the Society. These rooms have received 
their name, l^ vote of the Council, in grateful recognition of the generosity of 
ttie late Robert Henry Eddy, a portion of whose munificent bequest to the 
Society has been set apart as the Eddy Town-Record Fund and makes possible 
the participation of the Society in the work of printing the Vital Records of 
Towns in Massachusetts. 

To thoae oflloers and members, past and present, of the Society who have given 
•0 unsparingly of their time, counsel, and resources in order to provide for the 
Society and its treasures a safe abode, and to those generous friends of the 
Society and of genealogy whose financial aid has contributed so largely to the 
•QGcess of this undertaking, all those interested in the preservation of family 
>Mordi are under lasthig obligations. 

92 Recent Boohs [Jan* 

MARYi^iND Historical Soctiety. — The Maryland Historical Society, of Balti- 
more, is making efforts to obtain, by subscriptions from members and by state 
aid, funds for tlie construction of a new and commodious fire-proof building 
and also an endowment to provide for the maintenance of the library and the 
publications of the Society in perpetuity. Those who are familiar with tlie ex- 
cellent work which the Society is doing in the fields of history and genealogy 
and with the high rank held by its quarterly publication, the Maryland IIi»toric(A 
Magazine^ among periodicals devoted to these subjects, will hope that means 
may be found to erect a suitable home for the Society and to ensure the con- 
tinuance of its publications. 

FERRY-FKRRR-FKRfcT.— The Fcrry-FerTe-Fcr^t Family Historical Association 
of America, made up of descendants of Charles Ferrc, who settled at Spruigflcld, 
Mass., in 16G0, was organized at Boston 4 June 1912. The office of the Asso- 
ciation is at 912 Penn Mutual Building, 24 Milk Street, Boston, Mass., and the 
secretary-treasurer is Rhoda Emma Ferry, from whom and also from Aaron Ferre 
Randall, acting-president, circulars describing the purpose of the organization 
and giving information about the immigrant ancestor may be obtained. 

Genealooirs in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other infonuation 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, grad* 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Cooper, — Dea. John of Cambridge, Mass., who was baptized at Dedham, co. 
Essex, England, 14 Mar. 1C18, and died at Cambridge, Mass., 22 Ang. 1691, bf 
Miss Hattie B. Cooper, 1 Kensington Park, Roxbury, Mass. 

Devereux.—3ohu of Salem and Marblehead, Mass., 1G30-1686, by Mrs. F. M. 
Angellotti, San Rafael, Cal. 

Netccomh. — Andrew of England (probably Devonshire) or Wales, who wis 
bom about 1G18 and died at Boston, Mass., in Nov. 1686, by B. M. Ncwcomb, 
200 Davis Street, San Francisco, Cal. 


[The editor particularly reouosts persons sending books for listing in the Rboistib 
to state, for the information or readers, the price of each book, with the amount to bo 
added for postage when sent by mail, and from whom it mav be ordered. For the 
JcmvLary issue, books should l)e received by Nov. 1 ; for Aprils by Feb. 1 ; for July, by 
May 1 ; and for October ^ by July 1.] 


Ayart genealogy. Benjamin A[bbott] Ayars, his ancestry and descendants. 
By Bessie Ayars Andrews. Vineland, N. J., 1912. 17 p. por. S® 

Barrett genealogy. Barrett ancestry [descendants of William of Cambridge, 
Mass., Thomas of Braintree, Mass., Humphrey of Concord, Mass.] From 
works pertainiujo: to the family, by Charles Edward Potter, Joseph Hartwell 
Barrett, A.M., AVilllam Barrett, Dr. James Savage and others. By George 
Castor Martin. New York City, N. Y., Martin & Allardyce, 1912. 28 p. pL 1J» 

Beaeh genealogy. The descendants of Tliomas Beach of Milford, Conn. [By 
Mary Ella Beach.] Hartford, Conn., privately printed. The Case, Lockwood ^ 
Brainard Co., 1912. 51 p. 8o 

BUtohford genealogy. Blatchford Memorial 2, a genealogical record of ihm 
family of Bev. Samuel Blatchford, D.D., with some mention of allied famiUfiAi 

1913] Hecent Boohs 93 

Also autobiographical sketch of Rev. Dr. Blatchford from *^The Blatchford 
Memorial." Bj EUphalet Wickes Blatchford. Privately printed, 1912. 12S p. 
fcsm. pi. por. 40 

Bvk» gtokmlogy, William de Burgh, progenitor of the Burkes in Ireland. 
By Martin J. Bhike. Galway, O'Gorman, Printinghouse, 1911. 20 p. pi. 8° Re- 
printed (with revisions) from the (}alway Archseological Journal, vol. vii, no. ii. 
pp. 8S-101. 

Gloppor g«nealogy. Cornelius Jansen Clopper and his descendants. By John 

B. Witcraft. Merchantville, N. J., 1912. 40 p. 80 Price 92.00. Address the 

sothor, Merchantville, N. J. 

A s^nealoglail record will be found of the following famlllei: Jans, Ten Eyck, Eooseyelt, 
Gnrenrmat, Lefferto, and Schuyler. 

GrapOy ^niliam Wallace, anoeftry. Certain Comeoverers, vols. 1 and 2. By 

Henry Howland Crapo. New Bedford, Mass., E. Anthony & Sons, inc., printers, 

W12. 12+519 ; 7+623-1044 p. pi. S* 

The author g\re9 the ancestors of Jesse Crapo, Phebe Howland, Anne Almy Chase, WllllamB 
81oeoiD» Sarah Korse Smith, Abner Toppan, Aaron Davis, and Elizabeth Stanford. 

IhniuMit, XePike, and Denton genealogies. Romance of genealogy, pt. 2. By 

Eogene F[airfleld] McPike. n. p. 1912. p. 23-41 80 Reprint from The Maga- 

ilne of History, 1912. 

The author also jriTes a short account of the following families : Trayerrier, Kezeau, Guest, 
llbantaiii, Lyon, Wells, Fairfield, and Thurber. 

Dyw genealogy. Ancestry of William Dyer, ** the Abington Pioneer." Pro- 
ceedings of the Dyer Association, organized Sept. 16, 1911. Edited by Dr. £. 
Alden Dyer, Whitman, Mass. n.p. n. d. 71 p. map 80 Pp. 7-9, a reprint from 
Bbqisteb for April, 1911. Price ^1.50. Address Elmer Fullerton, Brockton, 

genealogy. Genealogy of the descendants of John Ferguson, a native 
of Scotland, who emigrated to America before the Revolutionary war. By 
Arthur B[ixby] Ferguson, Ph.B., M.D. Salem, Mass., Newcomb & Gauss, 1911. 
lis p. pi. por. 8« 

floyd genealogy. Biographical genealogies of the Virginia-Kentucky Floyd 
funUlcs with notes of some collateral branches. By N. J. Floyd. Baltimore 

SIfd.], Williams & WUkins Co., 1912. 113 p. fcsm. il. por. 8» Price 91-^0. 
ddress Williams & Wilkins Ck>., 2427-29 York Road, Baltimore, Md. 

Gnat genealogy. The 304th anniversary of the birth of Matthew Grant. Re- 
port of the fourth reunion of the Grant Family Association at Windsor and 
btftford. Conn., Oct. 27, 1905. Frank Grant, editor. Westfleld, Mass., 1906, 
printed in 1912. 48 p. pi. por. 4« 

BamlltOB genealogy. The Hamiltons of Waterborough (York County, Maine), 
tiieir ancestors and descendants, 912-1912. By Samuel King Hamilton, M.S. 
Privately printed. [Boston, Mass. Press of Murray and Emery Co.] 1912. 
tSL'+^J p. fcsm. U. map pi. por. 8^ 

Harwood genealogy. A genealogical history of the Harwood families, de- 
ieended from Andrew Harwood, whose English home was in Dartmouth, Eng., 
•Bd who emigrated to America, and was living in Boston, Mass., in 1643. 3d 
edition. In the first edition the record extendi back only to James Harwood, 
* grandson of Andrew. By Watson H. Harwood, M.D. Chasm Falls, N. T., 
1911. 154 p. pi. por. 80 

Boane genealogy. Addenda, Heme history, 1912. p. 756-806 por. 8^ 

IbrtOB genealogy. The ancestors and descendants of Isaac Horton of Liberty, 
«'. T. By Byron Barnes Horton, M.A. New York, Frederick H. Hitchcock, 
genealogical publisher, c'1912. 52 p. 80 Price $1.50. Address the author, 
Bbi^Beld, Pa. 

^Sevlaad Heoieftead. Bulletin, vol. 1, nos. 8 and 4. Boston, Mass., published 
2^ the Society of the Descendants of Pilgrim John Howland, of the Ship ^^ May- 
«oir«r." 12 p. U. pi ; 12 p. U. 8« 

94 Recent Books [Jan. 

JoBM gMiealogy. Captain Roger Jones, of London and Virginia. Some of hia 

antecedents and descendants. With appreciative notice of other families, tIs. : 

Bathurst, Belfield, Browning, Carter, Catesby, Cocke, Graham, FauntlerQy« 

Hickman, Hoskins, Latane, Lewis, Meriwether, Skelton, Walker, Warins^ 

Woodford and others. [2nd edition.] Notes by Jndge L[ewis] H[amptonj 

Jones, of Winchester, Ky. Albany, N. Y., Joel Munsell's Sons, pablishers, 1891 

rPrivately printed 19121. 442 p. fcsm., pi. por. 8» Price to libraries, $5.00 not 

Address Judge Lewis H. Jones, 524 1st St., Loaisyille, Ky. 

In thii new edition, the sapplement, p. 2891-442. eontalni a ftill neoonnt of Gol. Frederkk 
Jones, who died in North Carolina in 1722, and lus desoendanti; alio an extended aoooont of 
the Carter and JekjU famlllei. 

Lake genealogy. A genealogy of the Lake family of Great Egg Harbor in old 
Gloucester County in New Jersey. By Arthur Adams and Sarah Afnn] Bisl^. 
Privately prhited, 1912. 26 p. S^ Price 25 cts. Address Miss Sarah A. Bia^j, 
S82 South Main St., PleasantvUle, N. J. 

XoCansland genealogy. The McCauslands of Donaghanie and allied familiai. 
By Merze Marvin. fShenandoah, Iowa, 1911.] 66+36 p. il. map por. 8<> Prloo 
#2.00. Address M. Marvin, Sentinel-Post Co., Shenandoah, Iowa. 

Payne genealogy. The Paynes of Hamilton [N. TJi a genealogical and biO" 
graphical record. By Augusta Prancelia Payne White. New York, ToblM 
A[lezander] Wright, publisher, 1912. 245 p. fcsm. il. pi. por. 8o 

Peiree genealogy. Solomon Peirce family genealogy containing a record of 
his descendants also an appendix containing the ancestry of Solomon Pelra 
and his wife Amity Fessenden. By [Mrs.] Marietta Peirce Bailey. Arlington, 
Mass. [Press of Geo. H. Ellis Co., Boston], 1913. viii+181 p. por. pi. 8« 

Fhipps genealogy. Notes on Phipps and Phip families of England, IrelaiMl« 
the West Indies, and of New England. Pt. 2. (Descendants of Phlppa of 
Nottingham and Beading.) (1) Phipps of St. Christopher's, West Indies, 1670- 
1800. (2) Descendants of Sir Constantine Phipps, (Barons and Earls of Mai- 
grave. Viscounts and Marquises of Normanby) 1685-1868. By MaJ. H. B. 
Fhipps, R.F.A. 2+18-53 p. chart 8o 

Belleek and Feck genealogies. By William Edwin Selleck. Chicago [111.], prl- 
yately printed, 1912. 74 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8<» 

leymonr genealogy. Becord of the Seymour family in the Bevolatlon. [Qy 
Morris Woodruff Seymour.] n. p. n. d. 40 p. por. F» 

Bhepardson genealogy. The Shepardson family, branches of the famUy in tiia 
United States when the first census was taken In 1790. By Francis waylnd 
Bhepardson. n. p. 1912. 14 p. 8o 

Stetson Kindred of America (inc.). Booklet no. 3. Stetson Kindred of America, 
inc. Comprising the papers read at the reunions of 1910 and 1911, list of Te^ 
•els built by the Stetsons, records of the reunion of 1911, obituary and* cot of 
the oldest member of the Corporation, and questions taken from Barry's reoordi 
of the Stetson family. [By G. W. Stetson.] 45 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8« Frioa 
SO cts. Address Stetson Kindred of America, Medford, Mass. 

Weyhnm-Wybom genealogy. Being a history and pedigree of Thomas Wybofn 
of Boston and Scituate, Mass., and Samuel Weybum of Penn., with notes OB 
the origin of the family in England, and several branches in Kent County tn 
particular. By S[amuel] Fletcher Weybum. New York, Frank AUaben Qen^' 
aloglcal Co. [c*1911] 218 p. map pi. por. 8o 

Whittier and Bolfe genealogiei. Notes on the English ancestry of the WhiUier 
and Bolfe families of New England, n. p. 1912. 14 p. 8» Beprint tram 
Begister for July, 1912. 

Williiton genealogy. Willlston genealogy, Joseph TVUlLaton and Joseph WUr 
llston, Jr., A.D. 1B67-A.D. 1747, and the descendants of Bev. Noah Williatoii* 
with certain affiliated and allied branches, A.D. 1784-A.D. 1912. By A[rthar J 
Lyman Willlston, M.A. [Pref . Northampton, Mass., Ang. 1912.] 28 p. 8* 

1913] Becent Books 95 

TMter gvnaalogy. Genealogies of John J. Teater and Samb Jeanette (Ellis) 

Teater, his wife. By Sarah J[eanette] Teater. Saladia, Mo., Seladia Printing 

Co., 1912. 86 p. 8« 

A short aeooant will be fband of Roger Conant, John Woodbaryt Alexander Parkman DaTia, 
Sdmnnd Freeman, and of the familien of Ellis (desoendants of John), Ball, and Jameson. 

Jmw&j Dttteh genMlogy. Some Jersey Dutch genealogy. Address at the an- 
BUl meeting of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia, 
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APRIL, 1913 


By Fbanklut Benjamin Sanborn, A.B., of Concord, Mass. 

Joseph Bubbeex Walker might be described under many ap- 
pellations, all honorable to himself, but in regard to the subjects of 
our Society's research, history and genealogy, he was both an his- 
torian of much learning, industry, and facility of communication, 
and in liimself an historical antiquity of New Hampshire. This 
characterization of him is warranted by the peculiar circumstances 
of his birth, genealogy, residence, and life-long connection with the 
history, the jurisprudence, and the charitable and civilizing insti- 
tutions of that State, at whose capital he was born, lived, and died. 
Ilis great-grandfather, Itev. Timothy Walker, born at Woburn, 
Mass., 27 July 1705, son of Samuel and Judith (Howard) Walker 
of Wobum, grandson of Dea. Samuel and Sarah (Reed) Walker 
of Wobnm, and great-grandson of Samuel Walker of Reading and 
later of Wobum,* was graduated at Ilarvanl (-olloge in 1725, and 
was the first settled minister of Concord, N. II., while it was known 
by its earlier names of Penacook and Rumford. That was his only 
parish, and there he labore<l from 1730 to his death, 1 September 
1782. He married, 12 Xovcmbcr 1730, Sarah, daughter of James 
and Mary Burbecn of Wobum and granddaughter of John Burbeen, 
a native of Scotland, who came to Woburn as earlv as ll)(I0. She 
was bom 17 June 1701 and died 11) February 1778.t 

Rev. Timothy Walker's only son Timothy was born at Concord 
2() June 1737 and die<l there 5 May l>^'2'2. He was graduated at 
Harvard in 1756, studied theology, and preachcMl for some ten years, 
W was never settled as a minister over any parish. At the time 
of the Revolution he held a oonunis.sion as colonel in the New Ilanip- 
«'fc Militia and was a prominent patriot, and from 1777 to \S0\) 
lie was a justice of the Court of Common IMeas. He married his 

"RnjlhTKR, vol. 57, J)p. 3'>0-.'jr»2, S^r), 3r»*). Joseph llur])e«'ii Walker w:i!* the author 
^> t iiiiiiii>i;r:iph ill %vliich hr nought to )»n;ve that. thi> la^t-iiicntioiK'd SmimuoI wa?* hoii 
'.*' -ipl. Uichurd WulkcT, wlio frcllk'il at Lynn, >[a.s.s., iu 1<*.3'», iiml was lutvrr of Kcuil- 

1^* Am Account of John liarheeu . . . ami . . . his I )o«('cn(laiit«*, hv Joseph 
°-^^ .!ki-r, Concord, N. H., 1SU2. Itov. Timothy Walker's Diaile**, edited aiid anuo- 
^*Ml,y Jo>eph B. Walker, were published ut C'oncurd, N. li., in ll>by. 


100 JoaepJi Burheen Walker [Afml 

cousin Susannah, daughter of his uncle, Rev. Joseph Burbeen of 
Wobum, and his wife Esther (Pool) . She was bom 11 April 1746 
and died 28 September 1828. 

Among the fourteen children of Hon. Timothj and Susannah 
(Burbeen) Walker the youngest son was Joseph, who was bom at 
Concord 12 January 1782 and died 3 !Mardi 1833. He was a cap- 
tain in the New Hampshire jVIilitia, and married, 22 March 1820, 
Ann Sawyer, bom 21 June 1786, daughter of Dea. Moses and Ann 
(Fitz) Sawyer of Salisbury, Mass., and a descendant of William 
Sawyer of Salem, Wenham, and Newbury, Mass.* 

Upon the home-lot of his worthy ancestor. Rev. Timothy Walker, 
and in the house of his father, Capt. Joseph Walker, Joseph Bur- 
been Walker, named for his other clerical great-grandfather, Joseph 
Burbeen, was bom, 12 June 1822. On that estate, which he in- 
herited, he lived all his life ; and there, in the earlier house of Par- 
son Walker, he died, 8 January 1913, at past the patriarchal age 
of ninety. 

His mother, Ann (Sawyer) Walker, died 25 December 1824, 
before he had attained the age of three years, and his father died 
when the boy was only ten ; but his inherited estate was carefully 
managed by his guardian, Richard Bradley, and after attending the 
Concord schools as a boy, he was sent in 1838 as a lad of sixteen 
to Phillips Exeter Academy, where be graduated in 1841, and im- 
mediately entered Yale College, graduating there in 1844. In the 
meantime, in 1839, on the advice of the celebrated siirgeon, Dr. 
William Perry of Exeter, he intermitted study there, and at the age 
of seventeen went South for the winter of 1839-40, traversing the 
southern Atlantic States to Charleston, S. C, and after some time 
there, going on to Savannah and Cuba. His health and his knowl- 
edge of mankind were improved by this early experience of travel, 
and when, fifty years later, he went to visit his married daughter, 
Mrs. Charles M. Gilbert, at Savannah, he was a guest at the same 
Charleston hotel at which he had resided in 1839-40. 

In 1844-45 he studied law for a time at the Harvard Law School, 
Init completed his law studies in tlie office of Hon. Qiarles Henry 
Peaslee of Concord, a congressman from New Hampshire, and one 
of the most active advocates in the Democratic party of the establish- 
ment of the excellent Asylum for the Insane at Concord. Of thifli 
institution Mr. Walker became a trustee in 1847, at the age of 
twenty-five, and continued as one of the trustees for sixty years. 

Mr. Walker was admitted to the New Hampsliire bar in March 
1847, but in 1853 he gave up the practice of law, having inherited 
the Parsonage fann, a very large one, which be carried on scienti- 
fically and profitably for many years, being also bank director, rail- 
road director, and an active participant in the political affairs of his 

* Genealogy of Some of the DcRcendanti of William Sawyer, of Newbary, Man., 
bj Nathauiel Sawjier and Joaeph Barbeen Walker, Manchester, N. H., 1889. 

1913] Joseph Burbeen Walh^ 101 

native city and state. He served on the CoicoKd School Board 
and on the Board of Aldermen. In 1866, as amember of the New 
Hampshire House of Kepresentativcs, he reported th^ bill establish- 
ing the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and thQ* Mechanic 
Arts, and secured its passage, and he waa a trustee orchis institu- 
tion for many years. In 1883 he began a long period of active 
service on the Board of Forestry Commissioners, and he*w4er^a 
member and at one time the president of the Board of Agricuitii^:; 
In 1889 he was a member of the New Hampshire Constitutional .- 
Convention, and in the fall of 1892 he was elected to the Stat^'-/ 

While still a very young man he manifested a lively interest in 
historical matters. Ever after 1845 he was an active member of 
the New Hampshire Historical Society, serving as its librarian for 
five years (1845-50), its recording secretary for four years (1849- 
53), its vice-president, and finally its president for two years 
^1866-68). He lived to see it established in the year 1912, 
tnrough the munificence of one of its members, Edward Tuck of 
Exeter and Paris, in a noble hall, in which, perhaps, some of his 
valuable records and family portraits may find shelter. 

These portraits, along with views and landscapes in Germany, 
were left to Mr. Walker, her cousin and one of her business agents, 
by the last Countess Rumford, Sarah Thompson, at her death at 
Concord late in 1852. They include three portraits of Count Rum- 
ford (an oil-painting, taken in London about 1783, representing 
him in the uniform of a British colonel ; another, by the German 
artist Kellerhofer, painted in Munich about 1797 ; a third, the most 
cherished by his daughter, taken in colored chalk by Lane in 
1809) ; a portrait in oil of the Countess Sarah, and another of 
Capt. Lefevre, supposed to be her half-brother ; portraits in oil of 
the Countess Baumgarten, mother of Count Kumford's alleged 
daughter, Sophy, and of her only sister, the Countess Nogarola; 
and a colored-chalk portrait of the Baroness de Kalbe. There are, 
bendes, German water-color landscapes, presented to Count Rumford 
for his services in keeping Munich clear of the allied armies ; views 
m the English Garden at Munich, a creation of Rumford's ; a pen- 
cil-sketch of his friend, Pictet, the naturalist ; and an engraving of 
Baron Hompesch. I have omitted the most stately of all, Kcller- 
kofer's oil-portrait of the Elector of Bavaria, Karl Theodor, in a 
fine frame. These remain in the ancient house of the Walker fam- 
ily tt Concord. 

The Rolfe house, built for the Count's first wife, Mrs. Rolfe, at 
«€ time of her marriage to Col. Rolfe, was occupied by her and 
Maj. Thompson, after her second marriage in 1772, till Thompson 
Wk Concord in the late autumn of 1774, in consequence of the pop- 
J«r odium into which he had fallen because of his intimacy with 
wv. Wentworth and the other Loyalists of New England. It is 

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102 «^^A Burbeen Walker [April 

still standingy a im3be* or two from the Walker estate, and has long 
been occupied •&■ a^home for orphan girls, according to arrangements 
originally the Count in 1797, but materially modGjSed by 
his daughter* in her will, and carried out by her executor, James F. 
Baldwin of Boston, and Mr. Walker. The latter had much to do 
with the care of this estate and charity during the past sixty years,' of the many public services he rendered was to help admin- 
;llsfdr*tmd make known this endowed orphanage, the Rolfe and Run>- 
{Qi*d Asylum, for the poor and needy, particularly young females 
•Without mothers.* 

Air. Walker's relation to the family of a Bavarian count of the 
Holy Roman Empire was a part of his own family inheritance. 
After the return of Parson Walker and Col. Benjamin Kolfe from 
England, where they had obtained from the King in Council a re- 
versal of the unjust decision of the New Hampshire courts against 
the land-titles of the early settlers of Rumford under a Massachu- 
setts land-grant, as hereafter related, Col. Rolfe, a wealthy citizen, 
pleaded for the hand of the Parson's daughter, Sarah, as his second 
wife, and they were married, with great disparity of years, in 1762. 
Col. Rolfe died a few years later, leaving his young widow with a 
young child, a fine estate, and a brave new house, the largest in 
Rumford. Benjamin Thompson of Wobum, coming up the Mer- 
rimac Valley to teach school in the thriving town, captivated the 
heart of the rich wddow, and they were married a little before the 
American Revolution. He was handsome, accomplished, with a 
turn for military life, and was made a major in the local militia by 
Gov. John Wcntworth, the last of the royal governors of the flour- 
ishing Province. AVhen the Parliamentary oppression of New Eng- 
land began, AVent worth (tlie real founder of Dartmouth College) 
sided with the Parliament, and Thompson inclined the same way, 
enough, at least, to raise animosity against him in New Hampshire, 
and particularly in Rumford, where he was threatened with indig- 
nities by the mob. P^scaping from home by night, he took refuge 
with his friends in ilassachusetts ; and though they brought e\nidence 
that he was not an enemy of his native country, he thought it ex- 
pedient after the fight at Bunker Hill to abandon the patriots and 
take shelter in besieged Boston. Thence he crossed tlie ocean to 
London, where he found favor with King George, who knighted 
him, and sent him to the Elector of Bavaria, who wanted a man of 
science to reorganize his artillery. For this and other good service 
the Elector made hiin Count Kuniford, Thompson taking his title 
from his fiither-in-law Walker's parish. Mrs. Thompson, the first 
Countess Rumford, was Joseph Burbeen Walker's great aunt, being 
sister of his grandfather, Judge Walker; and he was therefore first 

♦ Sro An ITistoricfil Account of the K«>lfe and llumford Asylum, Concord, N.n.» 190?, 
a paniplik't of 36 p:igc*8, of which Mr. Walker was the author, although his name doCi 
not appear ad sucli. 

1913] Joseph Burheen Walker 103 

cousin once removed of Sarah Thompson, second and last Countess 
Sumford, who received that title as Sir Benjamin Thompson's daugh- 
ter after her mother's death. She survived in Concord till her cousin 
Walker was thirty years old, and she entrusted much of the care of 
her bequests in that town to him. The town had long before changed 
its name and had become the capital of the State. 

As an historian Mr. Walker specially devoted himself to matters 
concerning his native state and its seat of government, the city of 
Concord, both before and after it became the state capital. His 
great-grandfather, a pastor there for more than a half-century, was 
involved, together with his son-in-law. Col. Kolfe, in a famous con- 
troversy witi the Wentworths of Portsmouth, provincial governors, 
and their kindred and friends, who had given town charters and 
made settlements, aft;er the true boundary between New Hampshire 
and Massachusetts had been established by the King in Council 
about 1740, iYi districts previously granted by the Slassachusetts 
authorities. In the territory of Rumford and the region round- 
about all the residents held their lands by titles drawn either from 
original Indian purchases or from charters given by Massachusetts. 
In 1727, however, only two years after the Massachusetts govern- 
ment had granted Rumford to Col. Rolfe and his associates, who 
later called and settled young Timothy Walker as their minister, 
most of this territory was granted by the authorities of New Hamp- 
diire, under the name of the town of Bow, to members of the Went- 
worth family and others, and they endeavored to collect fines and 
taxes from the older settlers. The " Bow Controversy," of which 
Joseph Burbeen Walker wrote the faithful history,* soon began, but 
did not come to an issue until twenty years later, when, the New 
Hampshire juries having given verdicts practically dispossessing 
Bolfe, Walker, and their townsmen, the original "Proprietors of 
Romford " met, voted 100 pounds to pay the cost of an appeal to 
George II, and sent Parson Walker to London to engage counsel 
and press the appeal. This was in 1753. He went abroad in 1754, 
was fortunate enough to engage Murray, afterward Lord Mansfield, 
as counsel, and obtained in 1755 an order of the King maintaining 
the rights of the original settlers. This was disregarded by the 
Wentworths, who now brought suit against Col. Rolfe personally, 
and again the local juries decided for the wealthy plaintiffs. This 
time both Col. Rolfe and his minister (soon to be his father-in-law) 
went to London, in 1762 ; and following the advice of Mansfield, 
now on the bench and unable to appear as counsel, they won the 
suit, and obtained a decree from the young King, George III, re- 
sffirming justice in the case. 

Many papers by Mr. Walker were read before the New Hamp- 
shire Historical Society within the past sixty years ; many reports 
of &e New Hampshire Hospital for the Insane (its present title) 

^Fablithed at Concord, N. H., in 1901, a reprint tromTransactiom of the Xew Uamp^ 
^^Bittorical Society, toI. 3. 


104 Joseph Burbeen Walker [April 

were written or edited by him, and it has enjoyed for the apace of 
two generations the adyantages of his zeal, discretion, and wide 

Mr. Walker^s connection with the New England Historic Genear 
logical Society began in 1874, when he was admitted to resident 
membership. For sixteen years, 1878-1893, he held office in the 
Society as Vice-President from New Hampshire, and in 1907 his 
name was placed on the roll of corresponding members. 

Dartmouth College in 1883 and Yale University in 1891 conferred 
upon Mr. Walker the honorary degree of Master of Arts. 

Mr. Walker married first, 5 May 1847, Sarah Adams, daughter 
of Rev. Dr. Daniel and Caroline (Sawyer) Fitz of Ipswich, Mass. 
She was Mr. Walker's first cousin once removed, was bom 30 June 
1827, and died 21 November 1848. He married secondly, at Con- 
cord, N. H. , 1 May 1850, Elizabeth Lord, daughter of Hon. Nathaniel 
Gookin and Betsey Watts (Lord) Upham of Concord. She was 
bom at Concord 18 August 1830, and survives her husband. They 
were the parents of six children : Charles Rumford, A.B. (Yale 
College) 1874, M.D. (Harvaid University) 1878, a well-known 
physician of Concord ; Susan Burbeen, wife of Charles M. Gilbert, 
formerly of Concord and now of Savannah, Gra. ; Nathaniel Upham, 
A.B. (Yale College) 1877, a lawyer of Boston, residing in Brook- 
line, Mass. ; Mary Bell, deceased ; Eliza Lord, of Concord ; and 
Joseph Timothy, formerly of Savannah, Ga., and now business 
manager of St. Paul's School, Concord. 

Mr. Walker's death ended an illness not very long, following a 
period of robust old age, in which almost daUy he walked some 
three-quarters of a mile down to the State House and the State 
Library and home again, regardless of the weather, and often took 
much longer walks. Because of deafness he avoided public gather- 
ings during the last few years, and withdrew from general society ; 
but he was able to hear and enjoy conversation in his own house and 
among his rare and cherished books, and he was still interested in 
historical studies, a high authority on all that relates to New £ng^ 
land history or the religion of our ancestors. Among his own an- 
cestors he counted more than the usual number of parish ministers, 
judges, schoolmasters, and civilizers of every sort; and to their 
memory he paid that wise regard and filial respect which consist in 
setting forth the worth of their character and the results of their lives. 

* AmoTiff Mr. Walker's nameroas writings, in addition to those alreadj cited, majbo 
mentioned : Birth of the Federal Ck>n8titution [a history of the New Hampchire Oon- 
Tention for the ratification of the Federal Constitution], Boston, 188S; l$ew EEamp- 
shire's Five Provincial Congresses, Concord, N. H., 1905; The Vallej of the Herri* 
mack, Concord, 1863 ; A History of the Four Meeting Houses of the First Congregetioiiel 
Society in Pennycook, suhseonently Rumford, now Concord, N. H., Concord, 18S8; 
The House and Farm of the First Minister of Concord, N. H., Concord, lOOS; Tlie 
Toryism of Count Rumford, Concord, 1898; Life and Exploits of Robert Rogert. the 
Banker [a paper read before the New England Historic Genealogical Society, ft ifat* 
1884] , Boston, 1885 ; Historical Address at the Dedication of Uie New Hampthire Col- 
lego of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts [delivered at Durham, 80 Aug. ISM], Oon* 
cord, 1894 ; and many papers read before the New Hampshire Bourd oi Agricaltars 
and other organixations. 

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Number Two 

By Rot. Abthur WsarTWORTH ILlhilton Eaton, D.C.L., of New York City 

A CONSPICUOUS Boston family of the eighteenth century was the 
family of Capt. John* Gerrish, merchant and ship-owner, a mem- 
ber of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, and one of 
the original proprietors of Long Wharf. John Gerrish was a 
grandson of Capt. William* Gerrish, of Newbury in 1639 and of 
Boston from 1678, and his first wife Joanna, daughter of Pcrcival 
Liowie and widow of John Oliver. Of the Gerrish family in gen- 
eral no complete genealogy has ever been printed, a brief record by 
John J. Gerrish, published at Portland, Me., in 1880, and some 
valuable materials given in Che Essex Institute Historical Collec- 
tions^ vol. 5, pp. 25-^0, being the chief contributions towards a 
genealogy of this family diat have as yet appeared.* 

Of the ten children of Capt. William' and Joanna (Lowle) Ger- 
rish, John,' the eldest, bom 12 Feb. 1645/6 (Bible record in 
Seoister, vol. 51, p. 67), married 19 Aug. 1667 {ib.) Elizabeth 
Waldron, daughter of Maj, Richard of Dover, N. H., and settled 
at Dover, where in 1672 he was appointed captain in the militia, 
in 1683 was chosen high constable, in 1684 was elected a member 
of the special assembly convened by Gov. Cranfield, in 1689 and 
1690 was representative from Dover to the convention that met 
after the overthrow of Andros, in 1692 was a royal councillor of 
New Hampshire, and in 1699 became assistant justice of the 
Superior Court. William,* the second son, bom 6 June 1648, 
was a physician in Chariestown, Mass. Joseph,' the third son, 
bom 23 Mar. 1649/50, was graduated at Harvard in 1669, married 
about 1670 Anna Waldron, sister of his brother John's wife, and 
in 1674 entered on a pastorate of forty-six years over the church at 
Wenham, Mass. He had six children, the eldest of whom was Eli- 
sabeth,' bom 18 Dec. 1673, and married 16 Mar. 1698/9 to Rev. 
Joseph Green, who was bom 24 Nov. 1675, was graduated at Har- 
vard in 1695, and for eighteen years was minister of the church 
at Salem Village, now Dan vers, f Another of his children was 

• See also RiaisTSB^ vol. 6, pp. 206, 259 ; LoweU Genealogy, 1809, pp. S-11 ; and Che 
hietoriee of variout New Enjriand towns. 

t Of the eight children of Key. Joieph and Elizabeth* (Gerrish) Green, /eseph, the 
third, who was born 12 Dec. 1703, was a well-known merchant of Boston and owned 
a Talnable estate on Hanover Street, which he purchased in 1784 for £8600 from Gov. 
Joaathan Belcher. His portrait was painted by Copley. His brother Benjamin, sev- 
«Bth in the famiiv, who was born 1 July 1718, married 24 Nov. 1737 Margaret Pierce of 
Portemoath, N. H., daughter of Joshua and Elisabeth (Hall) and sister of his brother 
iosepk*s wife. Hon. Benjamin Green was at first a merchant in Boston, but in 174ft 
he acted as seoretary, witn military rank, to Sir William Pepperrell at Louisburg, re- 
maininf afler the capture of that fortress in Cape Breton as Government tecretarv 
iBtil tM ialand was restored to France. In 1749 ne removed with his lamiJj to HalL 

106 Old Boston Families [April 

Samuel,' the well-known bookseller and town clerk of Boetoo, and 
register of deeds for Suffolk County. Benjamin/ the fourth son of 
Capt. William, bom 13 Jan. 1651/2, became collector of customs 
at Salem, and founded an important family there. Moees^' the fifth 
eon, bom 9 May 1656, marned Jane Sewall, sister of Chief Justice 
Sewall, and lived at Newbury. Many references to him will be 
found in Sewall's Diary. 

The parents of Capt. John' Grerrish of Boston were Judge John* 
(William*) of Dover, N. H., and his wife Elizabeth (Waldron). 
Judge John' Gerrish left a family Bible, in which be had recorded 
in his own handwriting the births of his eleven children.* Of the 
sons of this family, John', as we have seen, settled in Boston ; 
Richard lived at Portsmouth, N. H. ; William lived in that part 
of Dover, N. H., which was later inc(»*porated as the town of 
Somersworth; Nathaniel lived first at Berwick, Me., and then at 
Portsmouth, N. H. ; Tlmotliy settled at Kittery, Me. ; Benjamin 
lived first in Boston, where in 1704 he joined the Old South Churchy 
was a captain in the militia, was admitted to the Ancient and Hon- 
orable Artillery Company in 1714, was- made a sergeant therein in 
1715, for a time served as clerk of the market, and then, about 
1740, removed to Charlestown, Mass., where he died 23 June 1750^ 
in his 64th year ;| and Paul lived and died at Dover, N. H. 

1. Capt. John* GERKXsn (John^^ WilUaw})^ the eldest of the eleven 
children of Judge John and Elizabeth (Waldron) Gerrish of Dover, N.H., 
was bwn at Dover 21 Aug. 1(>G8, "a bought 4 of y® Cloeke in y* after 
noone/* and in early life entered on a mercantile career in Boston. He 
married tirst, in Boston, 19 Apr. 1G92, Gov. Simon Bradstreet officiating, 
Lydia Watts, probably a daughter of John and Ljdia. John and Lydia 
Watts had a son John, bom 22 Jan. 1668/9, and a daughter Rebecca, 
bom 22 Feb. 1670/1. llie exact date of Lydia (Watts) Gerrish's birth 
is unknown, but she died 8 Jan. 1697/8, and was buried in Copp*8 Hill 
Burying-Grouiul. Her epitaph reads : " Here lyetb buried y* Body of 
Lydia Garish y* wife of John Garish, aged about 27 years ; dec** January 
y« 8"^ 1697-8." (Cc^p's Hill Epitaphs, p. 30.) Another epitaph in 
Copp's Hill Bury ing-G round is the following, which is probably that of 
Lydia (Watts) Gerrish's mother: "Here lyeth buried y* Body of Lydia 
Watts, aged 55 years, dec^ Septeml)er y* 29^ 1700.'* Capt. John Gerrish 
married secondly, on or before 28 Apr. 1699, Sarah HoBBESy third child 

fax, there being admitted to the Council. In 1757 he was appointed militaiTr secretary 
to the coiniDandor-in-chief of II. M. forces and colonel or the Nova Scotia Militia. 
Later he became treasurer of the Province, and at one time as senior oouncillor he 
administered the f^ovemment. He died at Halifax in 1772, his eldest son, Benjamin^ 
Jr.y succeeding him in the treasarership. His widow died in 1779. (Rbqistsr, toI. 
1&, pp. lOiV-lOd; I^rcivnl and KUon Qroen, bj Sanxiel Abbott Oroen» H.I>.; Novm 
Scotia Archives, vol. 1.) 

* RKOI8TBK, vol.5l,f^>. C7, 68, where this record, communicated by Mrs. Lncj HaU 
Greenhiw, is printed. The Bible containing the record was given at aome time bv a 
member of the family in New Hampshire or Maine to the late Mr. William Gremth 
of Chelsea, Mass., from whom it passed to one of his sons. Unhappily it was burned 
in the Chelnea fire of 1908. 

t Benjamin Gerrish of Boston and Charlestown m. (1)28 June 1716 Martha Foxoroll* 
daughter of Francis of Cambridge, who died 14 Apr. 1736 ; m» (2) 22 June I73a Abigail 
Bunker» who died 10 Mar. 1749^ aged 70. 

1913] The Family of Capt. John Ge^Tish 107 

of Richard and Elizabeth (Page or Paige), who was baptized in St. Bar- 
tholomew's Parish, Crewkerne, co. Somerset, England, but came to live 
in Boston with her uncle Nicholas Page or Paige and his wife Anna, who 
were residents of Rumney Marsh, then belonging to Boston, but later a 
part of Chelsea. Richard Hobbes and Elizabeth " Pagge " were married 
at Crewkerne 13 June 1671, and the baptisms of the following children 
bom to them are recorded there : John, 16 July 1673 ; Margaret, 20 Oct. 
1674; Sarah, 14 Nov. 1676; Elizabeth, 4 Oct. 1678. Mrs. Nathaniel 
Oliver of Boston, whose Christian name was Martha, was a niece of Nicholas 
Paige and probably a sister of Sarah (Hobbes) Gerrish. (Somerset Parish 
Begisters, vol. 5, p. 40, and information obtained from Crewkerne by ProL 
Barrett Wendell ; Chamberlain's History of Chelsea, vol. 1, pp. 659-660, 
vol. 2, p. 75.) 

Concerning the family of the first wife of Capt John Gerrish informa- 
tion has been difficult to obtain. John Watts, her father, was probably a 
Bea-captain living at the north end of Boston, and it is likely that it is he 
whom Pasco Palmer mentions in a deposition, 8 Aug. 1677, as owning the 
barque Prosperous^ in which Palmer had shipped as master. Watts accom- 
panying him, on a fishing voyage to Cape Sable. (Suffolk Court Files, 
MS.) Lydia Watts, probably mother of Lydia (Watts) Grerrish, was a 
witness to the will of Samuel Shrimpton, 5 June 1697, there being prob- 
ably some connection between the Wattses and the Shrimptons. (Regis- 
ter, vol. 43, pp. 161, 162.) John Watts was not of the Chelsea Watta 
family, for that was founded by Edward Watts and his wife Rebecca, who 
came in 1710 from the parish of St. Botolph, Aldgate, London, to Win- 
nisimmet. (Chamberlain's History of Chelsea, vol. 1, pp. 352, 353.) It 
is yet to be discovered whether or not John Watts, merchant, of Boston 
and Arrowsic Island, Me., who married Elizabeth, daughter of Peter 
Bntler, built a large brick house at Arrowsic, and removed thither from 
Boston in 1714, was John Watts, Jr., brother of Lydia (Watts) Gerrish. 
It is, however, significant that John and Elizabeth (Butler) Watts, who 
bad three children, had a daughter Lydia baptized 15 Dec. 1717, shortly 
after her father's death. John Watts of Arrowsic was a partner in busi- 
ness with John Penhallow of Portsmouth, and was attorney in New Eng- 
land for Sir Bibye Lake, Bart., who was probably a relative of his wife. 
After John Watts's death, which occurred 26 Nov. 1717, John Penhallow 
married Watts's widow Elizabeth, who bore him three children. When 
Elizabeth died, Penhallow married secondly Ann, daughter of Jacob and 
Sarah (Oliver) Wendell, by whom he had no children. From the will of 
tills John Watts we learn that he owned property not only at Arrowsic 
but also at Charlestown, Mass., and also in the parish of " Westharrock," 
00. Essex, England. (Register, vol. 21, pp. 47-51 ; Suffolk Co. Probate 
Becords ; Penhallow Genealogy.) 

Col. Nicholas Paige, merchant, uncle of Sarah Hobbes, second wife of 
Ctpt John Gerrish, was in Boston as early as 1660, and again in 1665, 
coming from Plymouth, co. Devon, England. In Boston he became colonel 
of the Suffolk Regiment and a commander in the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery. He had a valuable property, and his social position is indicated 
^ references to him in Sewall's Diary. In the building of King's Chapel 
^« Was one of the largest contributors. He married Mrs. Anna (Keayne) 
L«ie, daughter of Benjamin Keayne and granddaughter of Capt. Robert 
J^yne, whose valuable estate at Revere became Anna's property. On 
"^moUier'i side Mrs. Anna Paige was a granddaughter of Gov. Thomas 

108 Old Boston Families [April 

Dudley, and niece of Gov. Joseph Dudley. She died 30 June 1704, and 
Col. Page died 22 Nov. 1717. (Sewall's Diary, vol. 2, p. 109 ; Chamber- 
lain's History of Chelsea, passim.) 

The 5th June 1700 Nicholas and Anna P^ge, '< in consideration of a 
marriage lately had and solemnized between John Gerrish of Boston, 
aforesaid, gun smith, and Sarah his present wife, our beloved kinswoman, 
formerly Sarah Hobbs, and for the advancing of a marriage portion with 
her," conveyed to John Gerrish " all that our messuage or tenement with 
the appurt^^ and all the land whereon the same doth stand and is thereunto 
belonging and adjoining, scituate lying and being over against the Exchange 
in Boston aforesaid now or late in the tenure and occupation of Alexander 
Bulman and Samuel Bill." At a town-meeting held 19 Dec. 1709 pro- 
posals were offered by Dr. Oliver Noyes, Daniel Oliver, James Barnes, 
John George, John Gerrish, and Anthony Stoddard, concerning the build- 
ing of a wharf " from the Lower end of King Street, down to Low Water 
marke," and the selectmen were appointed a committee to consider these 
proposals and make report. The report was presented at a town-meeting 
held 13 Mar. 1709/10, and was accepted, the gentlemen named above engag- 
ing at their own cost to build the wharf. This was the origin of Boston's 
well-known " Long Wharf." (Boston Town Records, 1700-1728, pp. 66, 
67.) In June 1734 a petition to be allowed to extend the wharf from ten 
to fourteen feet was signed by James Allen, Samuel Sewall, Thomas Fitch, 
Jacob Wendell, Andrew Faneuil, William Blin, John Gerrish, James Bow- 
doin, Jr., Thomas Hill, Andrew and Peter Oliver, Habijah Savage, and 
S. Boutineau. In 1736 we find John Gerrish's name in the long list of 
subscribers to Prince's Chronological History of New England. 

Capt. John Gerrish died intestate 21 Feb. 1737/8 (Register, vol. 51, 
p. 68), and 3 Mar. 1737/8 administration on his estate was granted to his 
son-in-law Daniel Hencnman and his elder living son Joseph Gerrish. 
His estate included a large amount of property belonging to him personally 
and a large amount belonging to the firm of John and Joseph Gerrish, of 
which he was the senior partner. The inventory of his personal estate 
included his mansion-house on King Street, valued at £2500, his ^' war^ 
house and interest on the Long Wharfe," £1250, land at Nottingham, 
N. H., valued at £300, a third of a farm called Davenport's Farm, £140, 
half the ship Casar, £2750, three-sixteenths of the ship Greyhoundy £468. 
15.0., a fifth of the sloop Baven, then at Nantucket, £100, a stock of gua- 
maker's tools and firearms, and a large stock of household furniture. Eu 
partnership inventory comprised chiefiy a stock of dry-goods. The total 
value of his personal estate was £8661.4.0.; of his partnership estate 

John Gerrish with his family lived, as we have seen, on King Street, 
and worshipped at the South Church. The property on King Street on 
which his mansion-house stood was probably acquired by Capt Gerrish 
for £440 by deed from William Holberton, mariner, and his wife Mary, 
dated 1 Feb. 1711. The property transferred by this deed is described as 
'' all that their moyety or easterly half part of a certain brick messuage or 
tenement and of the land appertaining thereto, belonging, lying, scituate 
in Boston aforesaid, being parcel of the mansion house of the late Honoble. 
John Leverett, Esq., deceased, which they lately purchased of Ann Hub- 
bard, widow, one of the daughters and coheirs of the said John Leverett 
... 120 feet in depth to be measured from the front of the house abutting 
north upon King Street, and so backwards southerly, the whole house 

1913] The Family of Capt. John Gerrish 109 

measuring in length at the front fifty-one feet, eight inches, little more or 
less from the outside of both the end walls, and in the rear fifty-four feet, 
three inches little more or less, and in breadth about thirty-five feet, butted 
and bounded easterly by the land of Simeon Stoddard, southerly by a lane 
or passage way of ten feet wide, laid out within a foot of the said Stoddard's 
land into Leverett's Lane, so named." 

At what date John Gerrish and his son Joseph entered into partnership 
we do not know, but soon after the death of the father the business must 
haye been closed. 

The title " Captain," which John Gerrish commonly bore, designated 
his rank in the militia ; in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, 
to which he was admitted in 1700, he was made third sergeant in 1702/8, 
ensign in 1712/13, and lieutenant in 1714/15.* 

Children by first wife : 

i. Elizabeth,^ b. 19 Oct. 1693; m. 14 Jan. 1718 Daniel Hexchman, 
b. in Boston 21 Jan. 1689, d. 25 Feb. 1761, merchant (bookseller) 
of Boston, lieut.-col. of the militia, capt. of the Artillery Com- 
pany, and deacon for many years of the South Church. Daniel 
Henchman, ^^ the most eminent and enterprising bookseller that 
had appeared in Boston, or indeed in all British America, before 
the year 1775," was son of Hezekiah and grandson of Capt. Daniel 
Henchman. In 1728 he established at Milton the first paper-mill 
in Massachusetts, and in 1749 he caused the first edition In 
America of the English Bible to be printed, but ^^with a false 
title page, to evade the right of the King's printer." Child : 1. 
Xydia,^b. 4 Oct. 1714; m. 5 Nov. 1731 Thomas Hancock, b. 18 
July 1703, son of Bev. John and Elizabeth (Clark), who became 
one of the wealthiest merchants in Boston ; no issue. (Registeb, 
vol. 6, p; 374; History of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery 
Company, vol. 1, pp. 381, 382.) 

IL John, b. 22 Jan. 1695 ; admitted to the Ancient and Honorable Ar- 
tillery Company In 1718; bur. 20 Dec. 1719 in King's Chapel 
Burylng-Ground, where his epitaph reads : " Here lyes y« body of 
John Gerrish son to John & Lydia Gerrish aged 24 years dec^ 
Dec'r20'»> 1719." 

ill. Wn^LiAM, b. 28 Dec. 1697 ; d. 20 Jan. 1698. 

Children by second wife : 

Iv. Anna, b. 14 Aug. 1700 ; m. (1) 19 Mar. 1718/19 Samuel Appleton, 
4th, of Ipswich, Mass.; m. (2) 17 Apr. 1784, as his second 
wife, Rev. Joshua Gee, who from Dec. 1723 until his death in 
1748 was pastor of the Second Church (on Hanover St.), Boston, 
in direct succession to Rev. Cotton Mather, D.D. Her portrait 
by Smibert is in the possession of the Massachusetts Historical 
Society. Children by first husband : 1. SamueW* b. 3 Apr. 1720; 
d. 5 Apr. 1720. 2. Mary, b. 9 Dec. 1722; d. 29 Dec. 1722. 8. 
Samuel, b. 15 Aug. 1726 ; m. 25 Oct. 1758 Mary Wentworth, daugh- 
ter of John and Sarah (Hall) of Portsmouth, N. H. Their eldest 
child Ann, b. at Portsmouth In 1760, m. at Portsmouth In 1777 
Capt. Thomas Storrow, previously of the British Army, from whom 
descend the Storrows of Massachusetts. (Appleton and Wen^* 
worth Genealogies.) 

T. Richard, b. 21 Nov. 1702 ; d. 23 June 1718 ; bur. in King's Chapel 
Burylng-Ground, where his epitaph reads: ^^ Richard Gerrish 
son to John & Sarah Grerrish aged 15 years & 7 mo Dec<^ June y* 
23* 1718." 

Ti. Sarah, b. 27 Aug. 1704 ; d. young. 

. *Jq 'Ut. Oliver Ayer Robertt'i valuable History of the Ancient and Honorable 
^^l^lery Company of MatBachiuettt many noticea of the Gerriflh members of the 
***PMyr appear. 

110 Old Boston Familiea [April 

vii. Margaret, b. SO Aug. 1705 ; m. 18 Jan. 1731 Gilbs Tidmaesh, who 
was junior warden of Christ Church, Boston, in 1752, and senior 
warden in 1753. Gyles Dulake Tldmarsh of Boston, nnde of 
Giles above, probably an Englishman, made his will 28 Nov. 1787. 
In displeasure at his nephew he leaves him ^^ one shilling and no 
more," this, however, in his mind being too much. How early 
GUes and Margaret (Gerrish) Tldmarsh settled at Halifax, N. 8., 
wc do not know, but in 1776 we find Giles one of the magis- 
trates there. Children, bom in Boston : 1. William^^ b. 80 May 
1733; A.B. (Harvard College) 1749; reported to have been lo0t 
at sea. 2. Margaret, b. 1 Mar. 1784. 8. John, b. 28 Jan. 1736.^ 

viil. William, b. 9 July 1707 ; d. young. 
2. Ix. Joseph, b. 29 Sept. 1709. 

X. Sarah, b. 28 July 1718 ; d. 9 Feb. 1798 ; m. 8 June 1781 John Bar- 
rett, son of Samuel and grandson of William, b. 12 June 1708, d. 
9 Sept. 1786, merchant in Boston, and *^ one of the committee of 
six, appointed by the merchants of Boston, in 1768, to resist the 
imposition by Parliament upon the Colonies of the onerous duties 
on sundry articles of commerce." He was for many years a deacon 
of the New North Church. His portrait by Copley represents hbn 
as dressed in a suit of olive-colored doth and seated beside a table, 
his right hand holding a pen and his left hand resting on his knee. 
Mrs. Barrett's portrait cdso was painted by Copley, and she is 
represented by the artist ** as wearing a robe of olive brown bro- 
caded damask, with a dark green cloak ornamented with scarlet. 
The dress is cut square in the neck, over which is thrown a mnslln 
kerchief; embroidered muslin sleeves, a muslin cap and a pearl 
necklace complete the costume.** John and Sarah (Gerrish) Bar- 
rett had eleven children, whose names are given in Reoistkb, 
vol. 42, p. 263. Among these children were : Samuel,^ b. 17 Jan. 
1738; graduated at Harvard in 1757; m. (1) Mary Clarke, dan. 
of Richard Clarke, the noted Boston tea merchant and agent of 
the East India Company, her sister Susannah Famum becoming 
the wife of John Singleton Copley; m. (2) Elizabeth Salisbury. 
A miniature of Samuel Barrett was made by Copley. Sarah, only 
surviving child of Samuel and Mary (Clarke) Barrett, m. Hon. 
Samuel Cabot of Boston. Ann^h, 8 Mar. 1740; m. Henry Hill; 
a crayon portrait of her was made by Copley. John, Jr., youngest 
son, b. 9 Oct. 1750; d. 15 Nov. 1810; m. Elizabeth Brown, and 
had a son, Nathaniel Augustus, who m. Sally Dorr, and whose 
daiigliter, Mary Bertodi, became the wife of Jacob Wendell, Esq., 
of New York, and mother of Prof. Barrett Wendell. Elizabe^ 
fifth daughter, b. 27 Sept. 1745; d. 20 Mar. 1821; m. Williim 
Cunningham, merchant of Boston ; their daughter, Sarah Barrett, 
m. Ebcnezer Odiomc, and had a daughter, Elizabeth Cunningham, 
who m. George Livermore, and became the mother of Col. William 
Roscoe Livermore, an officer of U. S. Engineers and writer on 
military subjects. A miniature of Mrs. Elizabeth (Barrett) Cun- 
ningham was made by Copley. (For the early generations of this 
Barrett family see Rroister, vol. 42, pp. 262-264. See also Liver- 
more Genealogy, and, for Cunningham, Register, vol. 55, pp. 42S, 

xi. Nathaniel (twin), b. 11 Oct. 1714; d. young. 

xii. WiixiAM (twin), b. 11 Oct. 1714; d. 18 June 1724, his epiUph fai 
King's Chapel Burying-Ground reading : " Will™ Gerrish son to 
Mf John and M" Sarah Gerrish Dec* June The 18"* 1724 in y« 10* 
Year of His Age." 
8. xiii. Benjamin, b. 19 Oct. 1717. 

2. Hon. Joseph* Gerrish (Johriy* Johuy* WiUtam})^ bom in Boston 29 
Sept. 1709, married first, at Newport, R. I., 10 Apr. 1740 (Trinity 

* A James Tldmarsh was a member of the dry-goods and groceries firm of Moodr 
and Tldmarsh at Halifax in 1798, and a Robert Tidmarsh was boned in St. FMl't 
Churchyard there in 1837. 

1918] The Family of Capt. John Gerrish 111 

Church, Newport, records), Mart Brenton, eldest daughter and 
fourth child of lion. Jahleel and his first wife Frances (Cranston), 
who was bom 10 July 1721, and died, it is supposed, at Halifax, 
N. S., after 1754;* and secondly, at Halifax, 3 Sept. 1768, Mary 
Cradock, eldest daughter of Hon. George and Mary (Lyde) of 
Boston, who was bom 18 May 1723. The Boston Gazette for Mon- 
day, 10 Oct. 1768, has the following notice : "Halifax, September 
8, Saturday last was married Hon. Joseph Gerrish, Esq. to Miss 
Mary Cradock, of Boston ; a lady possessed of every agreeable ac- 
complishment necessary to make the married state happy." (Re- 
printed in Kkgister, vol. 8, p. 28.)t 

After Joseph Gerrish*s death Mrs. Mary (Cradock) Gerrish was 
married, 6 Sept. 1779, as his second wife, to Rev. John Breynton, 
D.D., who was chaplain on an English warship at the first siege of 
Louisburg, and from 1753 until 1789 was rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Halifax, the mother Anglican church of Canada. In Sept. 1785 
Dr. Breynton and his second wife, previously Mrs. Joseph Gerrish, 
sailed for England, and although Dr. Breynton retained the rector- 
ship of St. Paul's for almost five years longer, he never came back 
to Halifax, and both he and his wife died in England, t 

Mary (Cradock) Gerrish bore no children to either husband. 

At tlie time of his father's death Joseph* Gerrish was his partner 
in business. He was commissioned ensign, 14 Feb. 1744, in the 
Thinl Massachusetts Regiment, of which Hon. Jeremiah Moulton 
was colonel, and with tliis regiment he went to the siege of Louis- 
burg in 1745. In this same regiment was also Joseph Fairbanks, 
who like Mr. Gerrish, after the siege, io stead of roturuing to New 
England, settled in Nova Scotia. In the winter of 1740-7 Joseph 
Gerrish was at Minas, King's Co., N. S., and in an engagement 
Uiere with the French received a severe wound. For a short time 
after this he was perhaps in Boston, but in 1700 his name appears 
on the plan of an intended town at llorton, King's Co., he having 
drawn land there. Before 1759 he was appointed naval storekeeper 

*Hoii. Jahleel Brenton of Newport, R. I., had twenty-two children, fifteen by his 

fint wife, Fruucott Cranston, and t»evon by his second wil'o, the widow Mary (Near- 

gnu) Scott. This second wife of iion.4tthleel Brenton was the Mury Xctir^rass who 

with her sister Susanna was baptized in Trinity Parish, Newport, 26 Nov. 1/21, Mary 

Burying (in Trinity) 10 Aug. 1/32 George Scott, and Susanna marrying 3 July 1735 

I>iiuel Ayrault, Jr. They were probably daugliters of Kdward and licbocca Noar- 

Cnu or Newgrass, who, it is believed, were Huguenots and originally named Nieu- 

gHM, Nieugros, or even Nieucroix. Kebecca, the mother, was born about 1087, and 

Btrried (1) Edward Neargrass. and (2) 17 April 1737 Daniel Ayrault, Sr., father of 

Dmiel, Jr. (Rhode Inland Vital Records, vol. 10, pp. 617, 462.) Jahleel Brenton, Jr., 

•on of Hon. Jahleel and brother of Mrs. Mary (Brenton) (ierrish, became a rear- 

•<h&inl in the Roval Navy, and had a son, Jahleel, 3d, l)orn at Newport 22 Aug. 1770, 

who was knighted. Mrs.'Gerrisli's half-sister, Susiinnah, born 22 Apr. 17 A7, was mar- 

nediJan. lf67 to Dr. John Halliburton, who settled as a 'Vary refugee at Halifax, 

^ndluula son, Hon. Sir Brenton Halliburton, Kt., the t-ighth C)hief Ju»tice of Nova 

^tia. Sir Brenton married at Halifax 19 Sept. 17'J1> Margaret Inglis, elder daughter 

^t^eRt. Rev. Charles Inglis, the first Bishop of Nova Scotia, and his wife Margaret 

(Crookc). (See Eaton's History of King's County, N. S., and his monograph on the 

*ngli« family.) 
t Important notes on the Cradock family may be found in Ri:qi8T£R, voL<. 8, 9, 10, 


.tWhen Miss Sarah Cradock of Boston, Mrs. Brcynton's sister, made her will, 10 
'^ly 1798, Dr. Breynton and his wife were living in Edgcwarc Road, MaryleI)one, Lon 
^« In her will Miss Cradock leaves to ** Rev. Dr. John Breynton, of (ireat Britain," 
ftmoQruing-riug of the value of two guineas, and to her sister Marv« Dr. Breynton's 
^^t t Diouruiug-riug and half of all ner wearing apparel. In Dec. 1799 Dr. Breynton 

112 Old Boston Families [April 

at Halifax, with a salary of a hundred pounds a year and a clerk 
at fifty pounds. On 16 Aug. 1759 he was made a member of His 
Majesty's Council, and 5 Apr. 1760 was also appointed a judge of 
the Inferior Court of Common Pleas for Halifax.* 

He died at Halifax 3 June 1774, and was buried three days later 
in St. Paul's Churchyard. The inscription on his tombstone reads : 
*^ Beneath this stone lies interred the body of Joseph Gerrish, Esq., 
late !Naval Storekeeper of his Majesty's Navy Yard at Halifax, 
K. S., and for many years member of his Majesty's Council for the 
said province, and judge of the Court of Common Pleas. He do- 
parted this life June 3, 1774, in the 66^^ year of his age. Ifis 
widow and children have erected this monument as a testimony of 
their affection and gratitude, and his [ The rest of the inscription is 
broken of. J' 

An admirable portrait by Copley, which was in the possession of 
the late Maj. S. C. Barrett of Chicago, is probably a portrait of 
Hon. Joseph* Gerrish. 

The will of Hon. Joseph Gerrish was proved at Halifax 8 June 
1774. All his real estate in Nova Scotia or elsewhere he leaves 
to his well-esteemed friends, Hon. Henry Newton and Messrs. 
John Burbidge and Philip Elnaut^ in trust for his heirs. His wife 
Mary is to have one-third of his estate in lieu of dower, during her 
life ; and the remainder is to go, one-third to his grandchildren, the 
cliildren of his daughter Mary Gray and his son-in-law Joseph Gray, 
namely, Elizabeth Brenton, Joseph Gerrish, Mary, Amelia Ann, 
Benjamin Gerrish, Lydia Hancock, and such other children as they 
may have, for their use, support, maintenance, and education, and 
the remaining third to his daughter Susannah, wife of Ephraim 
Staunus, for her and her children's use and support. After his 
wife's decease her share of the estate is to go, one-half to the chil- 
dren of his (laughter Mary, share and share alike, when the youngest 
has attained the age of twenty-one years, or after the decease of 
their parents, and the other half to his daughter Susannah and her 
heirs. To his wife he leaves his negro man, Joe, and his gold 
watcli. I'o William Nesbitt he leaves £50 for the latter*s kind 
oiFices. The executors, who are the aforementioned trustees, also 
receive sums of money. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Maky,* b. 27 June 1741 ; bapt. in Trinity Parish, Boston, 19 Jaly 
1741 ; in. at Halifax, N. S., 17oi), Joseph Gray, son of Joseph and 

• *« About 1764, M' Joseph Gerrish, of Hia Majesty's Dockyard, laid out an extensive 
garden in tlie north suburbs [of Halifax] and imported fruit trees at great expense. 
This was a private enclosure, extending from Lock man Street to the beach, south of 
the Dock^'nrd; his dwelling house stood in the centre and faced the harbour. Part of 
the old wall a year or two since was tu be seen in Lockman Street." (Akins's History 
of Halifax City, in Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, vol. 8, 1895, pp. 
218, 219.) Gerrish Street, in Halifax, begins at Water Street, at or al>out the site of the 
above-mentioned Qerrish property, whence the name of the street. A building on this 
street known as Gerrish llall was built early in the nineteenth century by Hev. Mr. 
Jackson, an evangelist, who held meetings there for several years. Subsequently the 
hall was purchased by the Free Church, Presbyterian, and was used as an academy and 
college for that body. After the union of the various Presbyterian bodies in Canada 
the hall was b<>ufi:ht hj St. John's Presbyterian Church and used as a Sunday-school 
house. Later it uccame the headquarters of the Presbyterian Divinity School, and so 
remained until ** Pino Hill *' was purchased by the Presbyterian Synod. 

913] The Family of Capt. John Getrish 113 

Rebecca (West)*, b. In Boston 19 July 1729, bapt. the next day, 
d. either at Halifax or at Windsor, N. S., 1808, '' aged 74." He is 
said by Sabine to have been a Loyalist, but this is incorrect ; he 
went to Halifax some time before the Revolution, and seems to 
have been successively of tlie Arms of Proctor and Gray, and Gerrish 
and Gray. Children (list probably complete) : 1. Mary^^h. U Jan. 
1760; d. young. 2. Hebecca^ b. Jan. 1761; d. young. 8. Eliza- 
beth Brenton^ b. 24 Dec. 1761 ; m. John Fraser. 4. Joseph Gerrish^ 
b. 81 Jan. 1768 ; drowned 20 July 1785. 6. Mary Oerrish, b. 4 May 
1765; m. Loftus Jones. ^, Amelia Ann, 7. TTi/^t'am ^]pr^, bapt. 
18 Dec. 1767. 8. Benjamin Gerrish^ D.D., a well-known Anglican 
clergyman at Halifax, N. S., and St. John, N. B., b. 22 Nov. 
1768; m. Mary Thomas, dan. of Nathaniel Ray Thomas, a man- 
damus councillor of Massachusetts and a refugee in Nova Scotia. 
9. Lydia Hancock, 10. Ann Susanna^ bapt. 4 July 1778 ; bur. 4 
Oct. 1775. 11. William, b. 1777. 12. Sarah, bapt. 12 Jan. 1779; 
bur. 8 Apr. 1781. 18. Alexander, bapt. 18 Sept. 1780. 

ii. Thomas, b. 22 Aug. 1742 ; doubtless d. young. 

Hi. Susannah, m. Ephraim Stannus; according to her father's will 
she had children, but their names are unknown. Her husband 
was no doubt the Ephraim Stannus who received his captaincy in 
the 64th British Regiment (serving in America) 12 Nov. 1768. 
(Register, vol. 49, p. 166). )t 

8. Hon. Benjamin* Gerrish (Johuy* John^ WiUianC^y bom in Boston 
19 Oct. 1717 and baptized the next day (records of the Old South 
Church), married in Boston (intention 19 Apr. 1744) Rebecca 
Dudley, who was bom 28 May 1726, daughter of Hon. William 
and Rebecca (Davenport), granddaughter of Gov. Joseph, and 
great-granddaughter of Gov. Thomas Dudley. He was settled at 
Halifax, N. S., before July 1752, for the census of that date gives 
him as a resident of the town. He became at Halifax a pros- 
perous merchant, the head of the firm of Gerrish and Gray. He 
was appointed, 31 May 1760, captain of a company of Halifax 
Militia, was admitted to the Council, 27 June 1768, and a member 
of the Council he remained for the rest of his life. He was also a 
judge of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, and from 1760 
commissioner for Indian Aifairs. 

He owned property in different parts of Nova Scotia, acquiring 
it either by grant or by purchase. One of the most important 
of his acquisitions was a farm at Windsor, Hants Co., where he 
erected a house, known as Gerrish Hall. The street running directly 
from the front door of this house to the entrance to Judge llalibur- 
ton's grounds was known as Gray Street. As has been said, one of 
the four parallel streets of Windsor is named Gerrish Street. IMr. 
Gerrbh's proj>erty was later owned by Hon. Judge Wilkins, and 
later still Dr. D. B. Fraser erected a large house on the site of the 
old one, calling it also Gerrish Hall. This house was burned in the 
Windsor fire of Oct. 17-18, 1897. 

Of the birth or death of any child of Benjamin and Bebecca 

• Jowph Gray and RobeccA West wore married in Boston by Rev. John Webb 22 

?0 June 1706, was filth dauf(bter and 
She was admitted to the church at 


Au. 1728. Rebecca West, b. at Hradford, Mass., 20 June 1706, was fillh dauf^bter and 
M child of John and Mary (Webster) West. She was admitted to the church at 
^ndford 1 Aug. 1724, to the North Church in Boston, by dismission from the church 
A Bradford, 2d May 1729, and to the Old South Church, Boston, 22 Sept. 1731. 
*«tl before 1762. 

tSunnus boaght property in Windsor, N. 8., settled there, and gave his name to a 
^f^t in the town. Windsor's four parallel streets are named, respectively, King, 
^^iih, Stannon, and Albert. 

114 Old Boston FdmiUes [April 

(Dudley) Gerrish no record has been found, but in Boston Town 
Records, IMiscellaneous Papers, it is stated that Benjamin Gerrish, 
bis wife and daughter, and a servant, arrived 24 Oct. 1765 from Hali- 
fax. If Benjamin Gerrish had a daughter, she must have died young ; 
but we venture the supposition that the '^ daughter *' referred to in 
this record was a niece or some other relative of Mrs. Gerrish, and 
not her daughter. 

From the Boston records we also learn that Mrs. Benjamin 
Gerrish arrived 3 May 1763 in the schooner Dave from Halifax, 
and that Mr. Benjamin Gerrish, gentleman, arrived 4 July 1766 
from London in Uie brigantine Lydia. During all his Halifax 
career Mr. Gerrish evidently kept in close touch with Boston, and 
when the Congregational churches of Nova Scotia were helped by 
the Boston churches, he and Mr. Malachy Salter, another Boston 
merchant settled in Halifax, were asked to distribute the money. 
Both these gentlemen were no doubt prominent members of the 
Congregational church called Mather's Church, founded in Halifax 
very soon after the city began. (Eaton's History of King's County, 
N. S., p. 275 ; Collections ofOie Nova Scotia Hiitorxcal Society j vol, 
16, p. 166.) 

Hon. Benjamin Gerrish died at Southampton, England, 6 May 
1772, and was probably buried in England. His widow, with 
Giles Tidmarsh as her attorney, in 1 773 settled her husband's 
estate. Mrs. Rebecca (Dudley) Gerrish was married secondly, 
at Halifax, 14 Oct. 1775, to John Burbidge, Esq., M.P.P., a 
native of Cowes, Isle of Wight, who with his first wife came 
to Halifax in 1749, and after living there a few years removed 
to Coniwallis, King's Co., N. S., where he was for many years 
a person of the highest importance. (Eaton's History of Iving's 
County, N. S., pp. 473-47G.) He was one of the most liberal 
j)atron8 of St. John's Church, Cornwallis, and in the old churchyard 
of that church he and presumably both his wives were buried. Mrs. 
Rebecca Burbidge died at Concord, N. II., while on a vL^it there, 
30 Jan. 1809. Mr. Burbidge died at Cornwallis 11 Mar. 1812.* 

A portrait of ^Irs. Relx?cca (ierrish was owned in 1892 by Mrs. 
II. II. Bradlee. Hon. Benjamin Gerrish's i)ortrait was painte<l by 
Coi)ley, and from his sister, Mrs. John Barrett, who owned it after 
her hrotluir's <leath, it passed to her youngest son John. Tlie por- 
trait is of life->ize and of three-tpiarters length (30 inches long by 
25 inches wi<le). It represents the sitter in a brown coat, with 
laced crayat and ruilles, and wearing a powdered wig. The date of 
the jiaintini; of this portrait is not known. 

^Ir. Gerrish's will was made in Boston, 1772, and proved in 
Boston 7 Au;r. 1773. The witnesses were Samuel Quincy, Samuel 
Clap, and Increase Sumner, .Jr. The chief j)art of his estate he 
deyisos to his wife Rebecca, his n<*phew Benjamin Gerrish Gray, 
howeyer, to receive his farm in Falmouth, Hants Co., known as 
Dudley Park Farm, consisting of a thousand acres, a grant to him 
from tlie Nova Scotia Government, and sundry pieces of land lying 
near it, including sixty acres of marsh which he had dyked at hii 

♦ One of >rrs Rebecca nnrbi(lsc*8 aisters, Ann Dudley, was married to John Lovellt 
the Boston Tory Hchoolinnstcr, and although Ann liersclf died in Boston iu 1775, ber 
husband and children removed as Loyalists to Halifax. 

1913] Willington Church Records 115 

own expense. Legacies of more or less value he leaves to his sister 
Margaret Tidmarsh and her husband Giles, his brother Joseph, his 
sister Sarah Barrett, and his grand-nephew Benjamin Grerrish Bar- 
rett, son of his nephew Nathaniel of Boston. He requests his wife 
at her death to remember his poor relations. 


Copied by Miss Mart Kinosbubt Talcott of H&rtford, Conn. 

The following records of the Congregational Church at Willing- 
toiiy Conn. 9 were kept by Rev. Gideon Noble and later by Rev. 
Abishai Alden. They begin in 1759 and continuei with some inter- 
niptions, until 1803. 

A Record of Baptisms 

July 29"», 1759 The Rev* M' Welch baptized in Willington Anne, 

Daughter to John Scripture — Sarah, Daughter to Timothy Perl 

Nathaniel, Son to Benj° Crocker Sarah & Mary, Daughters to 

Abiel Holt jun' Joshua & Eunice, Son & Daughter to Benj*^ 

Whitney Alice, Daughter to John Cummins Lucy, Daughter 

to Elias Lee Oliver, Son to Sam^ Abbe Elijah <& Caleb, Sons 

to Caleb Holt Isaac, Son to Isaac Johnson Joel, Son to John 


March, 1759 The Rev* W Welch baptized in Willington Lois, Daugh- 
ter to Richard Ingersol Grace, Daughter to Peter Walker 

Sarah, Daughter to Samuel Abbe 

July 29*, 1759 Anne, Daughter to Jonathan Abbe Jerom, Son to 

Clement Topliff. 

Oct, 1759 Dorcas, Sarah & Ruth, Daughters to W"' Johnson jun' 

l^Ue, Daughter to W*" Glazier jun' Berry, Son to Francis Fen- 
ton, jun' Benjamin, Son to Jonathan Sanger Tabitha, Daugh- 
ter to W™ Richardson Benjamin, Son to John Pool jun^ — 

A Record of those lM4>tized by M' Noble, Pastor of y^ Chh in Willing* 
toa, kept by himself. 

Gcnge, Son to John & Deborah Merrick, was baptized Jan. 20^, 1760 
Ljdia, Daughter to Josiah & Lydia Whitney, baptized Feb. 3"^ 1760 
Biimah, Daughter to Joseph & Anne Crocker, bap. Feb. 17, 1760 
I ibigal. Daughter to Dan" <& Lois Fuller baptized Feb. 24^ 1760 
Bisabeth, Daughter to Benj° & Phebe Nye bap* Feb. U^\ 1760 
IVmas, Son to Richard & Ziporah Ingersol, baptized April 20, 1760. 
hukOBy Son to Benj'' A; Elizabeth Crocker, baptized April 20, 1760 
Ijrdia, Daughter to W" & Freelove Glazier, bap<^ April 20, 1760 
ilner, Son to Elisha & Esther Fuller, baptized April 20, 1760. 
Alexander, Son to James Cumins baptized June 1, 1760. 

Abigal, Daughter to W"" Johnson 4°* & Eunice his wife bap<^ June 1, 1760 
Skanor, Daughter to Jacob A Fuller, baptized July 6, 1760 

Jbteph, Son of Sam" Fenton d; his wife bapdced July 20, 1760 

TEmothy, Son to Timothy Pearl & Dinah his wife, baptized July 20, 1760 

TOL. LXTn. 8 

116 WmingUm Church Beeards [Apd 

Jc^ph, Son of J<^ & Elizabeth Canunft, b^ Aog. 10, 1760 

AiL^jij Son of Iiaack dc Johnson bapu Oct. 19, 1760 

lUiy, Daoghter of Abiel dc Marr Hol^ bapu Dec 13, 17(iO 

Alrf^aJ, Wife of Aaron Fargo, fa^tcized April — 1761 

Sarah. Daoghter to Aaron dc Sarah Fergo, bap^ April, 1761 

Sceph'irn, Son to Eleazer & Hannah Crocker, hap. ApriL 1761 

Tabitha, Daoghtirr to William A Tahitha Richardson, faaptiz' Haj 30, 1761. 

Miriam, Daughti^r to Benj^ Whitney wa» bapdied, Jane 7, 1761 

William, Son of Joseph llason bap. Jane 14, 1761 

Petfrr, Son of Peter Walker, baptized Jane 21, 1761 

WCIiam, Son of Sam^ Monro baptized Jnlr — 1761 

Bachel, Daughter of Dan^ Rider bap. Jalj 26, 1761 

Miriam, Daughter to Benjamin Whitney was baptized Jane 1761 

^lahitabel, laughter of Joeiah Whitney, jan^ bap. Joly, 1761 

Davifl, Son of Lhivid & Sarah Stoel jan% baptized Aug. 9, 1761 

John, Son of Darid & Sarah Stoel jnn' bap. Aug. 9, 1761 

Ebenezer, Son of Isaac & Phebe Stoel bap. Ang. 2, 1761 

Asa, Son of Sam^ &, Anne Stoel baptized Ang. 2, 1761 

James, son of WDl"* Johnson bap. Ang. 1761 

John, Son of John Hinckley, bap. Sep. 13, 1761 

Sarah, Daughter to John Hinckley, bap. Sep. 13, 1761 

Sarah, Daughter of Gideon & Christian 'Xoble Sep. 1761 

Reuben, Son of Josiah Frost OcC 18^ 1761 

Thomas, Son of Eleazor & Abigafl Coshman Oct. 1761 

Nathan, son of Nathan & Abigail Holt Not' 22, 1761 

Sarah, Daughter of Benj*" & Elizabeth Crocker, Dec' 6^, 1761 

Lois, Daughter of Daniel Fuller baptized Jan. 176S 

Solomon, Son of Solomon Fuller, baptized May, 1762 

Mahctabel, Daughter of Richard & ^porah Ingersol baptiz^ May, 1762 

EIj<:nezer, Son of Benj° 6c Phebe Nye, baptized July 4, 1762 

Abiel, Son of Abiel dc Mary Holt jun' baptized July 18, 1762 

Rufas, Son of W°» Tyler jr. baptized Joly 18, 1762 

Ruth, Daughter of Jacob Fuller baptized Jaly 18, 1762 

Samuel, Son of Samuel Stoel baptized Aug. 7, 1762 

Zurviah, Daughter of Justus Hatch, bap. Oct. 3, 1762 

Pamela, Daughter of Samuel Fenton ju' Ang. 1762 

Mary, Wife of Levi Glazier, Baptized Dec' 1762 

Luke, Son of Sherebiah Ballard jun', baptized Dec' 1762 

Susanna, Daughter of Solomon Orcut Dee** 1761 

Hannah, Daughter of Darius Preston Oct' 1761 

Abiel, Son of Abiel Holt jun' Dec' 1761 

of Jonathan Abbe 1762 

Thomas, Son of Joseph Merick & Mary his wife Jan. 11, 176S 

Sarah, Daughter of David & Sarah Stoel April 24, 176t 

Phel)e, Daughter of Isaac & Phebe Stoel April 24y 176S 

Irania, Daughter of Simeon Orcut Jnly 24» 1761 

Sarah, Daughter of Peter Walker July gl^ l76t 

Joshua, Son of Caleb Holt & Mary his wife June I7tt 

of Daniel Rider July 1761 

Gideon, Son Rev** Gideon Noble & his wife Christian, Aug. 21, 176J. 

Josiiih, Son of Benjamin Whitny then living at Pelham was 

baptized at Willington Octf 16 176t 

Eunice, Daugh' of Benjamin & Eliza : Crocker Feb. 26^ 1764 

1918] WiUington Ohurch Records 117 

Tho^, Son of Solomon Fuller March 1764 
Anne, Daughter of Dan^ Fuller & Lois his wife bap. April 1, 1764 

Ldfl, Daughter of Joseph Crocker & Anne his wife— Ap'l 8, 1764 

Strah, Daughter of Darius Presson & hannah — April 8, 1764 

Eleazer, Son of Nathan Boot & Hannah his wife — Ap 8, 1764 

Esther, Daughter of W" Tyler & Phebe his wife— May 27, 1764 

Daughter to Sam" Munro & Abigail his wife ) J ne 1 764. 

another child of Sam" Munro bap | ' 

Mahetabel, Daughter to W°^ Johnson & Eunice his wife, July 1, 1764 

Lodna, Daughter of Sam" Felton j' Aug. 26, 1764 
Experience, Daughter of Nathan Jenings & Esther his wife S^' 2, 1764 

Joseph, Son of Richard & Ziporah Ingersol baptized Ocf^ 1, 1764 

Daughter of Jacob Fuller Oct' 1764 
Tho* Son of John Farewell, of Mansfield, Deceased & Dorothy 

Us wife Oct' 14, 1764 

Asa, Son of John Farewell, decesd & Dorothy Oct' 14, 1764 


Jimes, Son of Caleb Holt & Mary his wife bap<^ Feb. 24, 1765 

lymothy. Son of Benf Nye & Phebe his wife Bap* April 7, 1765 

Joseph, Son of Joseph Merrick & Anne his wife bap. Apr. 14^ 1765 
ha, Son of Isaac Stoel & Phebe his wife 

Solomon, Son of Bev* Gideon Noble & Christian bap. July 1765 

Boc^r, Son of Dea. Sherebiah Ballard & Keziah bap. July, 1765 

Daughter of David Stoel July 1765 

WUIiamf Son of Nathan Jenings & Esther his wife Oct. 6, 1765 

IbUy, Daughter of Peter Whitney & Mercy his wife Oct 6, 1765 

of Daniel Rider 1765 

Anna, Daughter of Levi Glazier & Mary his wife Nov. 3, 1765 

Hary, Daughter of Solomon Fuller & Mary his wife, Nov. 10, 1765 

Phebe, Daugh. of Timothy Perl <& Dineh his wife— Dec. 1, 1765 

Either, Daugh. of John Scripture & Esther his wife Dec. 1, 1765 

DoUe, Daugh' of Sam" Abbe & Lucy his wife Dec. 1, 1765 

Moses, Son of John Merick & Deborah his wife Feb. 1, 1766 


Jonathan, Son of Peter Whitney ^ Mercy his wife bap. March 1766 

Oive, Daugh' of Benj° Crocker & Eliz. his wife, Bap. April 6, 1766 

Hary, Daugh' of Dan" Fuller & Lois his wife. Bap. April 6, 1766 
SanJi, Daughter of Josiah Nuton [?] & Lydia his wife bab. Apr. 21, 1766 
Holdah, Daughter of Peter walker & Hannah his wife, bap. May, 1766. 
Wmiam, Son of Isaac Johnson <& Elizabeth his wife, baptized May 25, 1766 

Qoe, Daughter of Eleazer Cushman & Abigail, his wife, June 29, 1766 

Hannah, Wife of Tho* Chafy, baptized July 20, 1766 

Benjamin, Son of Tho' Chafy <& Hannah his wife, July 20, 1766 

Miverence, Daugh' of Tho« Chafy & Han. his Wife, July 20, 1766 

Joahua, Son of Tho« Chafy & Han. his Wife July 20, 1766 

James, Son of Stephen Chandler <& Aug 17, 1766 

Joel, Son of Stephen Chandler <& Aug. 17, 1766 

Jean, Wife of Benjamin Farley, bap. Aug. 24, 1766 

Jedediah, son of Aizariah & Elisabeth Sanger, bap. Aug. 1766 

Pynthia, Daugh' of Azariah Sanger & Elisabeth his wife, Aug. 1766 

Elisabeth, Daugh' of Azariah Sanger & Elisabeth his wife, Aug. 1766 

118 WiUington Church Recardt [April 

Daniel, Son of Azariah Sanger & Elisabeth his wife, Aug. 1766 

Hanna, Daugh' of Richard Ingersol & Zipora, his wife, Sep. 21, 1766 

Eunice, Daugh' of W" Chaffy & Anne his wife, Sep. 21, 1766 

Jonathan, Son of W^ Chafy <& Anne his wife, Sep. 21, 1766 

Sarah, Dangh' of W"* Presson of Ashford, Oct 20, 1766 
Abigail, Daughter of Stephen Merrick & Anne, his wife, Nov. 3, 1766 

Allice, Daugh' of Tun. Pool & Deborah his wife, Nov. 10, 1766 

Tho*, Son of Francis Fenton & Anna, his wife, Nov. 1766 

Darius, Son of Darius Preston & Hannah his wife, Feb. 1767 
Theode, Daughter of Solomon Orcut & his wife March 21, 1767 

Calvin, Son of Daniel Preston <& his Wife April 5, 1767 

Hette, Daughter of Jacob Fuller & Lydda his wife June 9, 1767 

Anne, Daughter of Sam" Stoell <& his wife, April 12, 1767 
Experience, Daughter of Abel Parker & Keziah, his Wife, 

baptised May, 1767 

Jane, Daughter of Benj° Farley & Jane his wife May 24, 1767 
Dorithy, Daughter of Lemuel Orcut & Freelove his wife. May 24, 1767 

Frederick, Son of Josiah Chaffy of Ashford bap. June 28, 1767 

Anne, Daughter of Tim. Pool & Deborah his wife, bap. June 28, 1767 

Sarah, Daugh' of Benj° Nye & Phebe his Wife, bap. July 5, 1767 

Caleb, Son of Joseph Merrick & Anne, his wife, bap. July 5, 1767 

Tryphena, Daugh' of W™ Chafy & Anne his wife, bap. July 12, 1767 

Mary, Daughter of Stephens Chandler & July 12, 1767 

Isaack, Son of Isaack Holt & Sarah his wife bap. July 19, 1767 

Moses, Sou of Isaack Holt & Sarah July 19, 1767 

Abigail, Daugh** of Nathan Holt & Bathsheba his wife, Sep. 6, 1767 

Tho* Son of Josiah Root & Miriam his wife Sep. 6, 1767 
Christian, Daugh' of Rev^ Gideon Noble & Christian his 

wife bap. ' Oct. 1767 

Asel, Son of Moses Holms & Keziah his wife Dec. 1767 

Daughter of Nathan Genings & Ester his wife Jan. 1768 

Josiah, Son of Josiah Root & Miriam his wife March, Mr68 

Allice, Daug' of Dan" Fuller <& Lois his wife April 10, 1768 

Zerviah, Daug' of Joseph Barker <& Susanna, his wife, Nov. 1767 

Tho« Son of Tho» Chafy «& Hannah his wife May 7, 1768 

Andrew, Son of Abiel Holt & Eunice May 7, 1768 

Hannah, Daugh' of Benj. Crock' & Elizabeth May 15, 1768 

Timothy, Son of Levi Glazier & Mary May 15, 1768 

Rozel, Son of Elezer Scripture & EUis May 15, 1768 

Darius, Son of Solomon Fuller & June 12, 1768 
Easther, Daughter of Ebenezer Heath j' & baptized July 6, 1768 

Abner, Son of Sam^ Comins & Mary his wife bap. July, 1768 

Keziah, Daughter of Sam^^ Cumins & Sarah his wife July 1768 

Priscilla, Daughter of Sam^^ Cumins & Sarah J^Jy 1768 

Mary, Daugh' of Sam^ Cumins <& Sarah Ji^Jy 1768 

Dorcas, Daughter of Joseph Rider & Mary, his wife, Sep' 1768 

Hiram, Son of Joseph Rider <& Mary his wife Sep' 1768 

Rebecca, Daughter of Sam" Stoel & Anne Sep' 1768 


Greorge, Son of David Hatch & Ann his wife bap. Jan. 1, 1769 

Solomon, Son of David Hatch & Ann his wife Jan. 1, 1769 

Lucy, Daugh' of David Hatch & Anne his wife April 1, 1769 

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Cloe, Daughter of Stephen Merrick & his wife Eunice, April 1, 1769 

Joshua, Son of Darius Preston & Hannah his wife, May, 1769 

Sarah, Daug' of Isaac Holt & Sarah his wife, b^p. May, 1769 

Arithua, Daug. of Abel Parker & Keziah his wife May, 1769 

Deborah, Daugh' of lun^ Pool & Deborah his wife June 1, 1769 

Jehiel, Son of Nathan Boot & Hannah, his wife June 1, 1769 

Ljdia, Daughter of Sam^ Fenton & Lydia his wife bap. July 6, 1769 
Joanna, Daughter of Rev^ Gideon Noble & Christian his wife, Nov. 1769 

Esel, Son of John Scripture & Esther his wife Nov' 1769 

Son of Ebenezer Heath j' Nov' 1769 

Hannah, Daughter of Josiah Merrick & Anne his wife Sep. 1769 

S[atharine, Daugh of Lemuel Orcut & freelove his wife, Oct. 1769 
Esther, Daugh. of Sam^ Abbe & Lucy, his wife Jan 1769 \sic\ 
Hanna, Daugh. of Azariah Sanger & Eliza, his wife, Jan. 1769 \jie\ 

Olive, Daugh*^ of Josiah Root & Miriam his wife March, 1770 

Matilda, Daugh' of Joseph Rider & Mary his wife, March, 1770 

John, Son of Levi Glazier & Mary his wife May 20, 1770 

Esther, Daughtr of Nathan Jinnens & Easter May 27, 1770 

Sarah, Daugh' of Dan" Fuller & Lois his wife May 27, 1770 

David!, Son of David Hedges & Hannah his wife July 8, 1770 

Daniel, Son of David He^es & Hannah his wife July 8, 1770 

Hanmdi, Daugh. of David Hedges & Hannah his wife, July 8, 1770 

Mary, Daugh. of Tim® Pool & Deborah his wife, Aug. 1770 

Justus, Son of Squire Oct. 1770 

Samuel, Son of Bourden & Temperance his wife, Nov' 18, 1770 
Elisabeth, Daughter of Bourden & Temperance his wife, 

Nov' 18 1770 
Fhebe, Daught' of Daniel Pool & Temperance bis vdfe, 18 Nov' 1770 
Oliver, Son of Daniel Pool & Temperance hb wife 18 Nov' 1770 
Abel, Son of Dea. Holt & Eunice his wife Jan. 1771 
Samuel, Son of James Matthews Jan. 20, 1771 
Mm, Son of Benj*^ Farley & Jean his wife Jan. 20, 1771 
Lemuel, Son of Lemuel Orcut & Freelove his wife April 7, 1771 
Jonathan, Son of Tho' Chafy & Hannah April 14, 1771 
Marah, Daugh' of Benj° Nye & Mary his wife May, 1771 
Zarviah, wife of Obadiah Abbe j' baptis"! May, 1771 
Mm, Hannah, Zibiah, Onner, Roger, Mima, Zurviah, Chil- 
dren of Obadiah Abbe & Zurviah his wife baptis^ May 13, 1771 
(, Son of Jesse Eldridge & Mary, his wife, June 2, 1771 
Dinah, Daughter of Eliezer Scripture & Allice his wife, May 20, 1771 
Solomon, Son of Solomon Orcut June 23, 1771 
Hio" Son of Amos Richardson & Sarah his wife, June 30, 1771 
Hannah, Daugh' of Isaac Holt & Sarah his wife, June 30, 1771 
WOliam, Son of Stephens Chandler July, 1771 
Abiel, Son of Sam" Abbe & Lucy his wife Aug. 1771 
Joseph, Son of Joseph Rider & Mary his wife Oct. 1771 
Charlotte, Daugh. of Rev^ Gideon Noble <& Christian, Sep. 1771 
Jcrusha, Daugh' of David Hatch & Anne his wife Nov' 1771 
James, Cynthia, Dorcas, Nabbe, Molle, Children of James 

Richardson & Dorcas his wife baptised March, 1772 

Zoath, Son of Zoath Eldredg <& Eliz. his wife Apr. 1772 

Amasa, Son of Sam" Dun ton & Lois his wife Apr. 1772 

ConBtant^ Son of Joseph Merrick & Anne his wife Ap^ 1772 

120 WilUngton Church Beewrds [Apnl 

Esther, Daughter of David Hedges & Hannah his wife, Ap' 1772 

Thursa, Daugh' of Sam^ Fenton & Lyddy his wi£e, May 1772 

Roscina, Daugh' of Levy Glazier & Jone, 1772 

Hyram, Son of Elezer Scrip. & Allice his wife, July, 1772 

Daniel, Son of Daniel Pool & Tempo his wife, July* 1772 

Calvin, Son of John Scripture & Esther his wife, Aug. 1772 

Susanna, Daughter of Joseph Barker & Suse his wife, Aug. 1772 

John, Son of Richard Ingersol & Ziporah his wife, Aug. 1772 

David, Son of Silas Glazier & Suse his wife, Aug. 1772 

Rowland, Son of Josiah Root & Miriam his wife, Aug. 1772 

Rebecca, Daughter of Peter Whitney & Mercy his wife, Aug. 1772 
Elijah, John, Lois, Roger, Ashbel, Sons & Daughters of 

Elijah Fenton & Lois his wife Sep. 1772 

Lois, Daughter of Tim^ Pool & Deborah his wife, Sep. 1772 

Phebe, Daugh' of Benj° Nye & Mary his wife, Sep. 1772 

Experience Williams, Daugh' of Naihan Jinings & Eunioe Oct' 1772 

Daughter of Tho» Chafy May, 1778 

Sarah, Daughter of James Matthews ^<^y» 1778 

Eunice, Daughter of Abiel Holt May, 1778 

Rhoda, Daughter of Joseph Rider ^^yt 1778 

Mary, Daughter of Isaac Holt June, 1778 

Benjamin, Son of Benjamin Farley June, 1778 

Hannah Tyler Baptized Aug^ 1778 

Timothy, Son of Zoath Eldridge Oct' 1778 

Daughter of Lemuel Orcut Oct' 

Matthew, Son of Rev^ Gideon Noble Dec' 1778 

Jonathan, Son of Jonathan Tuttle Dec' 1778 

Mary, Daug' of Nathan Tuttle Dec' 1778 

Tho% Son of Tho" Rice, Feb. 1774 

Alva, Son of Nathan Tuttle <& Mary, his wife Feb. 1774 

Leonard, Son of Sam^ Dunton, April, 1774 

Eunice, Daugh' of Solomon Orcut April, 1774 

Anne, Daugh' of David Hatch April, 1774 

Joseph, Son of Benjamin Nye June, 1774 

Timothy, Son of Timothy Pool July, 1774 

John, Son of Nathan Holt, baptised «^^y} 1774 

Elisabeth, Daughter of Stephens Chandler <^uly, 1774 

Desire, Daughter of Nathan Root, July, 1774 

Keziah, Daughter of Abel Parker Aug. 1774 

Elizabeth, Daughter of Lieut. Joseph Merrick, Aug^ 1774 

Calvin, Son of Daniel Pool Oct. 1774 
Eleanor, Mahetabel, Roze, Cloe, & Bethiah, Dau^^ters of 

Caleb Orcut Oct 1774 

Elijah, Son of Isaac Sawin Nov' 1774 

Hanna, Daugh' of Capt. Ebenezer Heath Nov' 1774 

Anne, Daughter of Peter Whitney Nov. 1774 

Mahetabel, Daugh. of Jonathan Tuttle Jan. 177S 

Lavina, Daughter of Eleazer Scripture Feb. 1775 

Zerah, son of Joseph Rider, April, 1775 

Adonijah, Son of Levi Glazier May, 1775 

Miriam, Daughter of Josiah Root, June, 1775 

David, Son of Nathan Tuttle June, 1775 

Enoch, Son of John Eldredge, j' June, 1775 

1918] Willington Church Records 121 

Erastos, Son of Zoaih Eldredge June, 1775 

Joseph, James, Solomon & Esther children of James Holt July, 1775 

Daughter of Benjamin Farlj «luly, 1775 

Oliver, Son of Isaac Holt July, 1775 

Phebe, Daugh' of Ebeneaer Goodale Sep' 1775 

Mark, Son of Rev^ M^ Noble Sep' 1775 

Anna, Dau^' of Timothy Pool Sep' 1775 

A Record of those Recommended by other Chh. as may appear by Letters 
on File. 

Eleazar Crocker & Judith his Wife Recomended Sep. 18^ 1759. 

Benjamin Crocker & Elizabeth his Wife Recomended Sep. 18, 1759 

Ecekiel Holt & Wife Recomended July 29 1759 

8am" Stiles <& Huldah his Wife Recomended Aug. 30, 1759 

Edy Hatch's Letter of Recomendation from ye Chh of 

Tolland was read & accepted July 6, 1760 

Jonathan Case's Letter of Recomendation from ye Chh of 

Tolland read & accepted ; July 6, 1760 

Abigail, Wife of Sam^ Monroe was recomended by Letter 

from ye Chh of C in Canterbury, read & accepted July 6^, 1760 

Moses Holms & Keziah his Wife wore recommended by 

Letter from the Chh of Ashford, read & accepted, Sep^ 1760 

JsBtos Hatch & Wife recommended by Letter from ye 

Chh of C* in Tolland — Dated May 28, 1761 

Sherebiah Ballard & Eezia his Wife recommended by the 

Church of Lancaster March 26, 1764 

Eunice Wife of Abial Holt j', recomended by the 2^ Chh 

of C* in Bolton July, 1767 

Kathan Root & Hannah his Wife recommended by the 

Ch at Walpole Dec' 1766 

IP* Dorcas Taylor recommended by Chh of C* in Yar- 
mouth — accepted April, 1770 
IP* Lydia Holt, wife of Nathan Holt, recommended by y^ 

8* Chh of C* in Coventry Aug 1770 

Vahitabel, Wife of Jonathan Case recomended by 3^ Chh 

in Pomfret, David Ripley, Pastor, read & accepted Ap. 1771 

Xbenezer Goodell <& Phebe his Wife March 16, 1774 

Charity, Wife of Micajah Dorman March, 1774 

Kath*^ Patten recommended by Ch. of Tyringham, July, 1774 

Ennice, Wife of Doct. [?] Grant from 1*^ Ch. Mansfield, May, 1784 

Vamy fellows from y^ Chh of Mansfield 
Sarah Fellows from y« Ch. of Tolland 

At a Church meeting held in Willington, June 2^, 1791, the Chh. made 
choice of M' Asa Church to serve as Deacon and he Refused to serve. 
the Church then made Choice of M' Thomas Taylor to serve as Deacon. 
Accepted At the same meeting Voted to Choose a Standing Committee 
of Inspection and Chose mess" Benjamin Nye, Joseph Rider, Darias 
Preston, Oliver Pearl db Nathan Root Committee for s^ Purpose- 

Test Sam" Dunton, Moderator. 

1792. Mary [iUegihW] admitted 

Oct 21, 1792, Deborah Davis was admitted into the Ch. 

Oct 29, 1792. Jediah Amidown and his wife were admitted into the chh. 


Willinffton Church Secarda 


Feb. dy 1793. Timo. Pearl was admitted into the chh. 

Feb. 4, 1793. Mrs. Elizabeth Utley was admitted and baptized. 

Record of Baptisms 

John, Son of Samuel Rnggles, baptised 

Enoch, Son of Asher Flint 

Benjamin, Son of James Matthews 

Susamia, Daughter of John Scripture, 

Nathan, Mercy, Roswell, Hyram and Eetura Sons A 

Daughters of W°» Tyler 
James, Son of Gideon Comins 
Miriam, Daughter of Gideon Comins, 
John, Son of James Holt, 
Oliver, Son of Oliver Pearl 
Daniel, Son of Silas Glazier, 
James Matthews 
Elijah, Son of Benj° Nye 
Sarah, Reliance, Levina, John, Mary, Heman, Mercy & 

Phillip, Sons & Daughters of lieman How 
Clorendon [Clorinda ?], Daughter of Isaac Root 
Sarah, Daughter of Israel Ballard 
Israel, Son of Israel Ballard, 
Timothy, Son of Zoath Eldridge 
Jerusha, Daughter of Barnard Case . 
Persia, Daughter of Elias Bowker 
Sarah, Daughter of Tim<» Pool 
Matthew, Son of Abel Huntington, 
Elizabeth, Daughter of Abel Huntington, 
Nathan, Son of Nathan Jennings, bap** 
Sarah, Daughter of David Hatch b** 
Jonathan, Son of Abel Parker, 
Hanuiili, Daughter of Tho* Chafy 
Lucy, Ellice & Sam" Children of Isaac Stiles 
Joseph, Son of Joseph Crocker, deceas** 
Elisabeth, Daughter of Isaac Holt 
Samuel, Son of Elezer Leeson, 
Sarah, Daughter of Elezer Leeson 
Alpheus, Son of Elezer Scripture 
Elislia, Son of Jonathan Tuttle 

Luther, Calvin, Elijah & Lydda Children of Isaac Johnson 
Josiah, Son of Sam" Dunton 
Nathan, Son of Nathan Tuttle 
Daniel, Son of Tlio" Rice 
Molle, Daughter of Levi Glazier, deceased 
Edward, Sou of Sam" Ruggles 
Rachel, Daughter of Joseph Rider 
Eunice, Daughter of Darius Presson 
Lucy, Daugh^ of James Holt 
Mary, Daugh'' of Elezer Gleson 
Stephen Rice, 

Ephraim, Elias & Roswell, Sons of Ruben Jinings 
Mary, Daugh' of Stephen Rice 

[Probably a number of pages missing.] 

Feb. 1776 

Oct 1775 

March, 1776 

April, 1776 












































3%e HotchhisB Family 


Ira, Son of Nath" Fenton April, 1785 

LjTOs, Son of Eleazer Scriptore April, 1785 
Bon of Benj° Craft 
Daagh' of Isaac Stiles 

Mercy, Dangh' of Oliver Pearl Sep' 1785 

Silas, Son of Benj° Nye Oct. 1785 

Esther, Daoghter of Elezer Leeson Oct. 1785 

Anna, Daughter of Ezra Sibley Nov. 1785 
Alfred, David, Mary & Orrigin, Sons & Daughters of M' 

Barrows Jan. 1786 

Bial, Son of Joseph Newcomb Jan. 1786 

Isaac Son of Lieu^ James Niles [Stiles?] Apr^ 1786 

Clarissa, Child of Znrviah Jacobs Oct' 1785 

Mary, Daughter of Abel Huntington June, 1786 

Asa, Son of Thomas Taylor June, 1786 

Oren [Orem T] Son of Sam" Stoel Aug* 1786 

Crania, Daugh' of Eleazer Crocker Aug* 1786 

Ichabud, Son of Jonathan Tuttle, Deces"^ Sep' 1786 

Anna, Daughter of Thomas Rice Sep. 1786 

Elisha, Son of Doct Minor Grant Oct. 1786 

Lois & Phebe, Daugh'* of Ezra Sibley Jan. 1787 

Arenia & Bathsheba or Bashua, Daughters of Ezra Homes Jan. 1787 

Seldon, Son of Ens'* Joseph Rider April, 1787 

Buel, Son of Asa Church 1787 

Jabez, Son of Joseph Newcomb Oct. 1787 

rwam]lane, Daugh' of Joseph Newcomb Oct. 1787 

Lfevina, Daugh' of Ezra Holmes Oct. 1787 

Julia, Daughter of Gideon Noble April, 1788 
Samuel, Son of Dea. Sam" Dunton April — 1788 

Eunice, Daugh' of Samuel Stoel May, 1788 

Seth, Son of Isaac Stiles May, 1788 

Lois, Daugh' of Eleazar Scriptor Dec' 1788 

Oliver, Son of Oliver Pearl, Dec' 1788 

Lucretia, Daughter of Tho* Taylor June, 1789 

Denison, Son of Doct Minor Grant July, 1789 

Jared bom by Elenor Orcut July, 1789 

Elijah, Son of Sam" Stoel March, 1790 

Ezra, Son of Ezra Sibley June, 1790 

Elisha, Son of Nath" Fenton June, 1790 
Porter, Abigail, Mercy & Guy, Sons and Daughters of John 

Hinkley July, 1790 

Ellice, Daugt' of Elezer Scripture Aug^ 1790 

[To be eoneladed] 



By DoxALD LiifSf Jacobus, M.A., of New Hatoii, Conn. 

[Continued from page 66] 

Jabon* HoTcnKiss (John,* John* John,* Samuel^), bom 12 May 
1719, lived at Cheshire, and died 19 May 1776. He married first, 
27 Dec 1744, Abigail Atwater, daughter of Moses and Sarah 

134 The Hotchkiaa Famify [AptQ 

(Merriman), who was bom 13 Sept 1725 and died 28 Feb. 1778; 
and secondly, 17 Feb. 1774, Mbs. Thankful Tuttle. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Abigail,* b. 12 July 1746 ; d. young. 

li. Sarah, b. 1 May 1750 ; m. 10 July 1771 William Law. 

ill. David, b. 28 Mar. 1752 ; m. 26 Dec. 1771 Abigail Mkrrtam. 

iv. Jonathan, b. 7 May 1764. 

V. Abigail, b. 19 Sept. 1756 ; m. Bsnnbtt. 

yi. Jason, b. 18 May 1759. 

vii. Merhiman, b. abt. 1762; d. 16 Jane 1812; m. (1) 80 Dec. 1786 
Esther Hull, d. 19 Feb. 1789 ; m. (2) Keturah Hough, daughter 
of John, d. 2 Mar. 1795 ; m. (8) 27 May 1796 Bkisby Durakp, 
b. abt. 1778, d. 9 Apr. 1848. 

vffl. Lydla, b. 22 July 1764. 

Ix. BuFUS, b. 29 Mar. 1769 ; m. 27 Deo. 1792 Lowly Doolittlb. 

X. Anna, b. 28 Feb. 1778. 

52. John* Hotchkiss (John,^ Johrij^ Johnj^ Samuel^)^ bom 16 Sept 
1735, lived at Cheshire, and married, 14 Feb. 1756, Phsbk 
Children : 

i. ,• b. 4 Jan. 1768. 

II. , b. 81 Mar. 1760. 

III. , b. 9 Apr. 176-. 

iv. Miriam Woon, b. 1 Mar. 1767. 
V. Cornelius, b. 29 Oct. 1769. 
vi. Socrates, b. 11 May 1774. 


58. Elijah* Hotchkiss (JohUf* Johnj* Johtij* Samuel^)^ bom 6 Mar. 
1738, lived at Cheshire, and died 11 June 1797. He married, 
8 June 1758, Elizabeth Kellogg, who was bom 81 May 1738. 

Children : 

I. Dorothy,* b. 22 May 1759 ; m. Lymak Atwateb. 
ii. Ada, m. Munson Durand. 

ill. Samuel, b. 22 May 1765 ; m. and had issue. 

54. Ahos* Hotchkiss (AmoSy* Johriy* John^ Samuel ^)y bom 27 Mar. 

1738, lived at Cheshire, and died 24 July 1784. He married, 
6 Apr. 1758, Mrs. Elizabeth (Beadles or Beadel) Merriam, 
daughter of Capt Nathaniel. 

i. Robert,* b. 11 June 1760. 

II. Samuel Sharp Beadles, b. 24 Mar. 1762. 

III. Miriam, b. 10 Jan. 1764; m. 12 Feb. 1784 Samuel Hotchkibs (lee 

iv. Louisa, b. 10 Jan. 1766; m. 16 June 1784 Ck)BNELiU8 B. Cook. 
V. Amos, b. 18 Apr. 1768. 
vl. Marlow, b. 22 Feb. 1770. 
vil. George, b. 4 June 1772. 

55. Benjamin* Hotchkiss (JameSf* John^^ John,* Samuel^), bom 3 Mar. 

1730, lived at Cheshire and Mt. Carmel, and married^ 12 Dec 
1751, Martha Brooks. 


i. Martha,* b. 27 Dec. 1762. 

11. Simeon, b. 26 Nov. 1754. 

Hi. Jerusha, b. 10 Mar. 1756. 

iv. Desire, b. 10 June 1758. 

V. Statira, b. 16 Nov. 1766. 

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vi. Benjamin, b. 17 Dec. 1767. 
vli. David Brooks, b. 7 Aug. 1769. 
Perhaps other children. 

56. Asa* Hotchkiss (James,* John^* John,* Samuel^), bom 24 Nov. 

1731, lived at Cheshire, and died 1 July 1763. He married, 2 May 
1752, Mart Andrews. 
Cldldren : 

I. Sarah,' b. 6 Mar. 175S. 

II. Robert, b. 14 June 1755, ^^ of CoUombier." 
lU. Giles. 

It. Lowly. 

y. Jared, b. 12 Sept. 1761. 

vl. Chloe, b. 2 Mar. 1768. 

57. Joseph* Hotchkiss {Henry,* John,* John^ Samuel^), bom 18 Dec. 

1738, lived at Cheshire, and died 28 Mar. 1783. He married first, 
9 Mar. 1761, Mart Hall, who died 14 Feb. 1776; and secondly, 
1 Jan. 1778, Mrs. Ruth Doolittlb, who survived him and died 
before 1807. 

Children by first wife : 

i. ZuRAH,* d. 19 Oct. 1777. 

11. Sarah, b. 27 Aug. 1764. 

lU. Miles, b. 27 Dec. 1766 ; d. 12 Oct. 1777. 

Iv. Mary, b. 12 Mar. 1769 ; d. 4 Dec. 1777. 

T. Cbloe, b. 80 July 1771 ; d. 81 Ang. 1887 ; m. Levi Bristol, as his 

second wife. 
vl. Martha, b. 1 July 1778; d. 24 Jan. 1805; m. 21 Nov. 1791 Levi 

Bristol, b. 16 Sept. 1767, d. 19 Dec. 1841. They removed to 

Til. Joseph, b. 18 Feb. 1776 ; m. 10 May 1797 Nabby Bunnell. 

58. Jonah* Hotchkiss {Henty,* John,* John,* SamueP), born 28 Oct 

1745, lived at Cheshire, and died 19 Sept 1812. He married, 14 
Aug. 1764, Eunice Ttler, who died 12 Feb. 1835. 

i. AzUBAH,' b. 2 Jmie 1765 ; d. 17 Nov. 1803 ; m. 80 Jmie 1785 Job 

Sperry, bapt 14 Oct. 1762, d. 7 Feb. 1825. 
11. Adonijah, b. 19 Jan. 1767; m. 28 May 1788 Sylvia Seymour. 
ill. Eunice, b. 21 Oct. 17^8; d. 17 Jane 1771. 
Iv. Jonah, b. 18 Apr. 1771; d. 7 Jan. 1850; m. 6 Oct. 1794 Chloe 

Bradley, d. 20 Oct. 1862. Children: 1. Hannah,'' b. 28 Oct. 

1795. 2. Sanik^ b. 15 Mar. 1798. 8. Hiram, b. 18 Feb. 1801. 4. 

Caroline, b. 10 Feb. 1806. 5. Azuhah, b. 15 May 1811. 6. Hiram 

Alvestus, b. 14 Sept. 1815. 
V. Abner, b. 80 Apr. 1774 ; d. 10 May 1774. 
vl. Henry, b. 18 Sept 1775; d. 1794. 
87. vU. Miles, b. 28 Aug. 1778. 

M. Hezekiah* Hotchkiss (Oaleh,* JoshtM,* John* Samuel^), bom 27 
Sept 1729, lived at Hainden, and died 8 May 1761. He married 
first, 12 Dec. 1751, Sarah Bradley, who died 3 Sept 1753 ; and 
secondly, 19 June 1754, Mart Woodino, daughter of John and 
Desire (Cooper), who was bom 20 Nov. 1731, and married seo 
ondly Enos Johnson. 
Child by first wife : 

i. Hezekiah/ b. 25 Dec. 1752 ; d. 1 Apr. 1827 ; m. 6 May 1781 Oraci 
WnxxHE of Clinton, d. 9 June 1829, aged 71. 

126 The Hotchhiss Family [April 

Children by second wife : 

ii. Daniel, b. 1 Apr. 1755 ; d. at North Haven 9 Not. 1800 ; m. SO Aug. 

' 1782 ACHSAH Andrus, bapt. 1757. 

lii. Jabrd, b. 15 Mar. 1757 ; d. 20 Feb. 1758. 

ly. Jared, b. 6 Mar. 1761. 

60. JoHN*^ HoTCHKiss {Ckdeh^^ Joikua^* Johfiy^ Sam%ul'^)yhoTTL 12 Not. 

1731, died July 1779. He married, 28 Aug. 1755, Susannah 
Jones, daughter of Timothy and Jane (Harris), who was bom 
1732 and died 1813. 
Children : 

1. Louisa,' b. 8 Mar. 1756 ; d. 1822 ; m. Daniel Bishop. 

ii. Gabriel, b. 15 Sept. 1757. 

iii. Susannah Augusta, b. 6 Aug. 1759. 

iy. Sophia Charlotte, b. 8 Mar. 1761. 

T. Frederick William, bapt. 81 Oct. 1762. 

yi. Susannah Caroline, bapt. 15 Apr. 1764. 

yii. Lewis George, bapt. 1 Dec. 1765. 

yiii. George Lewis, bapt. 12 Apr. 1767 ; m. 6 Feb. 1785 EuNics Cook of 

ix. Susannah Jane, bapt. 28 May 1769. 
X. Timothy John, bapt. 2 June 1771. 
xi. Maria Jane, bapt. 13 June 1778. 

61. Joshua' Hotchkiss (Oaleby* JomHuoj* Johtiy* Samuel^), bom 12 Feb. 

1734, died 3 Juno 1795. He married Mart Punderson, daugh- 
ter of Thomas and Mary (Miles), who was bom 28 Jan. 1738 and 
died 4 Mar. 1821. They lived at Westville. 
Children : 

i. Silas,* bapt. 7 May 1758 ; d. 22 May 1848 ; m. 17 Dec. 1777 Esther 
Gilbert. James G. Hotchkiss was administrator of his estate. 

88. ii. Eleazer, bapt. 7 May 1758. 

iii. Lucinda, bapt. 6 Jan. 1760 ; m. 19 Apr. 1780 Jasies Thompson. 

89. iv. Eujah (twin), bapt. 4 Apr. 1762. 

V. Elisha (twin), bapt. 4 Apr. 1762; d. young. 

90. vi. Joseph PLTa)EiisoN, bapt. 27 May 1764. 

Tii. Elisha, bapt. 26 Sept. 1767; d. 9 July 1839; lived at Bethany. 

viil. Caleb, bapt. 4 Mar. 1770 ; m. Hannah , bur. 8 Oct. 1809, aged 

39 (Episcopal Church records) . 

91. ix. Miles, bapt. 28 June 1772. 

62. Lemuel* Hotchkiss ( Caleb^ Joikua^ John^ Samtiel^), married first, 

2 Jan. 1757, Mart Mallort of Stratford, who died 19 Apr. 
1762 ; and secondly, 6 Mar. 1765, Paethena Murray of New 
Milford. He lived at New Haven. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Thaddeus,' b. 24 Sept. 1767 ; d. 1787 ; m. . Children : 1. Pmr- 

thena.'' 2. TTiaddeus. 
ii. Hephzibah, b. 14 Mar. 1760 ; m. (1) 1 Jan. 1777 David Moulthrop ; 

m. (2) 14 Nov. 1780 Phinehas Andeus. 
iii. Mart (twin), b. 3 Apr. 1762. 
iv. AuRELius (twin), b. 3 Apr. 1762; bapt. as Pabmelia. 

Children by second wife : 

v. Lyman, b. 9 Jan. 1766. 

vi. Hannah, bapt. 2 Apr. 1776. 

yii. Lemuel, bapt. 21 Mar. 1779. 

63. Ezekikl^ Hotchkiss (Jaeph,^ Joseph,* John,^ Samuel^\ bom at 

Guilford 14 Mar. 1726, removed to New Haven, and died 1779. 
He married, 25 Jan. 1750, Hannah Allino. 

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Children : 

92. i. Enos/ b. 6 Jane 1751. 

ii. Mart, b. U May 1758 ; m. Israel Bradlrt. 

ill. Hannah, b. 9 Jan. 1755 ; m. 1778 Glover Ball. 

It. Rachel, b. 1 Jan. 1757 ; m. Jambs Brannen. 

y. Rhoda, b. 10 Feb. 1759 ; m. (1) Samuel Chattbrton, b. 18 Mar. 

1755, d. 16 Oct. 1789 ; m. (2) 20 Oct. 1792 Benjamin Brown. 
Ti. Lois, b. 17 July 1761 ; d. 26 i^oy. 1828 ; m. Samuel Hibbart. 
Tii. £ber, b. 26 Nov. 1764. 

viii. Phkbe, b. 6 Nov. 1766 ; m. William Hitchcock. 
Ix. EzEKiBL, b. 6 Nov. 1768 ; d. nnm. after 1779. 

64. Daniel* Hotchkiss (Josephy^ Jo$eph^ John^ Samuel^) , bom at Guil- 

ford 2 July 1728, removed to Cheshire, and died IB Sept. 1807. 

He married Eunice , who died 5 July 1811, aged 77. 

Children : 

I. Thankful,* b. 15 Feb. 1758. 

II. Eunice, b. 8 Jan. 1755 ; m. . 

Hi. Isaac, b. 4 Mar. 1757. 

iv. LucT, b. 7 Mar. 1759 ; m. May 1785 Laban Hall. 

V. Thobiab, b. 25 Nov. 1768. 

vi. Ltdia, b. 80 Mar. 1766. 

vii. Hannah. 

viii. Daniel. 

tx. Damaris. 

X. Moses, b. 27 Feb. 1776. 

65. Joseph* Hotchkiss {Josephy^ Jo%eph^ John^ Samuel% bom at Guil- 

ford 22 Oct 1736, removed to Cheshire. He married, 30 July 
1761, Hannah At water. 
Children : 

i. Ebenezer," b. 8 Sept. 1766. 

II. Salina, b. 7 Nov. 1768. 

III. Hannah, b. 17 Jan. 1771. 
Iv. Joseph, b. 12 Mar. 1773. 

Probably other children. 

66. JosiAH* Hotchkiss {Joticih^ Jotiah^ John^ Samtiel^), born 26 Dec. 

1742, lived at Cheshire, and married Sarah Perkins, daughter of 
Elisha and £unice (Perkins), who was born 28 Aug. 1741. 
Children : 

I. Abigail,' b. 12 Dec. 1765 ; d. 19 Dec. 1847 ; m. 4 Dec. 1788 Joel 

Moss, b. 7 July 1766, d. 6 Mar. 1847. 

II. Israel, b. 80 May 1767; d. 21 Feb. 1840; m. 20 Sept. 1792 Martha 

AoYCB, b. 7 Mar. 1765, d. 15 Mar. 1840. Children : 1. Nathaniel 
Roycty' b. 6 Sept. 1798. 2. Josiah, b. 24 Jan. 1795; d. 80 Aug. 
1832. 8. Eligur, b. 8 Oct. 1797 ; d. 8 Oct. 1884. 4. Maria, b. 26 

Jan. 1800; m. Andrews. 5. Israel^ b. 28 Apr. 1802. 6. 

Caroline^ b. 1 Mar. 1804; m. Aaron Brooks. 7. Sybils b. 21 June 
1806; d. 7 Mar. 1808. 8. Sethy b. 18 Sept. 1808; d. 1888. 9. 
Charles Leeter^ b. 16 Mar. 1818. 

HI. JosKPHUS, b. 2 Aug. 1768; d. 23 Mar. 1821; m. 11 Nov. 1790 Sarah 
Bknham. Children: 1. Benoni^'^ b. 8 May 1794; removed to 
CampbellsvUle, Ky. 2. LoU, b. 27 Oct. 1795. 8. Sarahy b. 18 
Dec. 1797. 4. Deloe, b. 25 Oct. 1802. 5. Jifaryvb. 6 July 1807. 
6. Eunice, b. 16 Nov. 1809. 

Iv. Eunice, b. 28 Aug. 1770. 

V. Salma, b. 17 May 1772 ; m. 27 Nov. 1794 Rebkcca Hall. 

vi. Sarah, b. 18 Dec. 1777. 

67. BcNONi* Hotchkiss (Jotiahy^ Josiahy* John^* Samuel^), bom 4 Aug. 
1752, lived at Cheshire, and died 27 Feb. 1835. He married first, 

128 The Hotchk%98 Family [April 

5 Sept. 1771, Hannah Norton, who was bom about 1748 and 

died 16 May 1788; and secondly LuOT — -, who was bom 

about 1764 and died 23 Nov. 1821. The record of this family is 


Children by first wife : 

i. HuLDA Ann," b. 1773. 

ii. WnxiAM, b. abt. 1780; d. 4 Sept. 1786. 

lii. Albert, b. abt. 1783 ; d. 12 Nov. 1786. 

iv. Mary, b. 6 Dec 1786. 

Children by second wife : 

y. Eliza, b. abt. 1793 ; d. 20 Aug. 1795. 

yi. Albert, d. 15 Sept. 1795. 

tU. Frederick H., b. 12 Aug. 1808. 

68. Capt. Stephen* Hotchkiss (Calehf* Caleb,* John,* Samuel^), bora 

4 Feb. 1738, lived at New Haven, and died 19 Dec 1800. He 
married first, 10 Dec. 1767, Abigail Scott, who was baptized 
16 Nov. 1746 and died 4 May 1789 ; and secondly Mrs. Elizabeth 
(Osborn) Miles, widow of James, who was born 29 Apr. 1750. 

Children by first wife : 
i. LucY,« b. 4 Sept. 1769. 

11. William Scott, b. 29 Jan. 1772 ; d. 28 July 1885 ; m. 12 Dec. 1796 
Mary Thompson, b. 8 May 1778. The family of his son, William 
Scott, Jr., appears in the Tomlinaon Genealogy, p. 77, and the 
family of his son, Isaac Thompson, in the same volume, p. 79. 
ill. PiiKBE, b. 11 July 1773. 
Iv. Stkpukn, b. 22 Sept. 1777. 
98. V. Georgr, b. 6 Mar. 1780. 

vi. W yllys, b. 20 Dec. 1782 ; d. 1852, leaving his estate to his wife 


69. Jonah* IIotchkiss (Caleb,* Caleb,* John,* SamueP), horn 12 June 

1745, lived at New Haven, and died 15 Nov. 1811. He married, 
18 Mar. 1772, Elizabeth Atwatee, who was bom 80 Jan. 1748 
and died 16 Apr. 1827. 
Children : 

I. Elizabeth,* b. 10 June 1773; d. 15 Apr. 1796; m. Justus* Hotch- 

Kistj (86), b. abt. 1772, d. 6 May 1812. 

II. Susannah, b. 24 June 1775 ; d. 1 Mar. 1825 ; m. 27 Apr. 1800 Justus* 

UoTcuKiss (86), widower of her slater. 

94. ill. Ezra. 

95. iv. Russell. 

96. V. Eijas. 

70. Eliiiu* Hotchkiss (Joel,* Caleb,* John,* Samuel^), bom at New 

Haven 1 6 Aug. 1742, removed to Litchfield, and died 12 May 1835. 
He married, 1769, Lydia Robinson, who died 2 June 1836, aiged 93. 
(Gravestone inscriptions, Morris, Conn.) 
Children : 

I. Sally,® m. Benjamin Webster. 

II. Lyi>ia, b. abt. 1774; d. 4 Jan. 1860. 

III. Maby, b. 26 Dec. 1776 ; d. 9 Sept. 1851. 
Iv. Raciikl, b. 28 Feb. 1779. 

V. L^^TAN% b. 26 May 1781 ; d. 15 Mar. 1861 ; m. Clarissa — , d. 

7 Mar. 1855, aged 70. 
vi. Eli II u. 
vll. Betsey. 

71. JoHx^ Hotchkiss {Joshtui,* Stephen,* Jothua,* Samuel^), bom 27 Feb. 

1733, lived at Cheshire, and died 9 Nov. 1794. He married first, 

191d] The Hotehkiss Family 129 

25 Oct. 1756, Abioail Smith, daughter of Ebenezer and Hannah 
(Smith) of West Haven^ who was born 31 Aug. 1725 and died 19 
Apr. 1760; and secondly, 26 Jan. 1761, Sarah Gillam. 

Child by first wife : 
i. Mabt,' b. 28 June 1758 ; m. Joskph Johnsoi7 of Woodbridge. 

Children by second wife : 

ii. Noah, m. 17 Apr. 1782 Abigail Hitchcock. 

ill. Joshua GillaMi b. 6 Oct. 1764; d. young. 

iv. Benjamin. 

y. Ebknkzkb, b. 18 Jan. 1768. 

Ti. Abigail Smith, b. 8 July 1769. 

vii. Sarah, m. John Cook* Hotchkiss (47, ziy) . 

yili. Susannah, b. 18 July 1773. 

72. Abraham* Hotchkiss {Isaac j^ haacf Joshua^ SamueP)^ bom at 
Bethany, lived there, and died at Waterbury 24 Nov. 1802. He 
married Rosbtta Sperrt, daughter of Ezra and Ruth (Sperry). 
Children (order unknovm) : 

i. Ira,* removed to Sheffield, Mass. 

ii. Mark, b. abt. 1770 ; d. at New Haven 26 Feb. 1826. 

ill. Abraham. 

iv. Calvin. 

V. Bkla, m. . Child : 1. Baehel,^ 

vL Ann, m. Halt. 

vli. Rachel, m. Upson. 

78. Isaac* Hotchkiss (Isaac,^ Isaacy* Joshua^* Samuel^) j bom about 
1758, lived at Bethany, and died 11 May 1828. He married 
Elizabeth Clark, who was bom about 1762 and died 6 Jan. 

Children (order unknown) : 

i. Philo,^ b. abt. 1778 ; d. 18 July 1868 ; m. Patty Links, b. abt. 1788, 

d. 12 Blar. 1864 ; left issue, 

ii. Isaac. 

ill. Clark, m. Lnnes. His only son, Isaac^^ removed to Michigan. 

iv. Patty, m. John Whitk. 

V. Fanny, m. Abel Princb. 

vl. Rebbcca, m. HiRAM^ Hotchkiss (109). 

Tii. Euzabbth, m. Miles French. 

74. Stephen* Hotchkiss {Jabez,^ Jacob* Joshuoy^ Samuel^), bom 31 Oct. 

1761, lived at Bethany, and died 5 Nov. 1847. He married Han- 
nah Brown, who was buried 28 Feb. 1847. 

i. Harribt.* 

97. ii. Barley, b. 12 Sept. 1791. 

ill. Rebecca, m. Minott Collins. 
iv. Wealthy, d. young. 

98. V. Eber, b. abt. 1796. 

vi. Stephen, m. 10 Sept. 1837 Abigail Hotchkiss, who was bur. 29 

May 1842, aged 42. 
vlL Hannah, m. John Bussell. 

99. viii. Jared, b. abt. 1804. 

ix. Jesse, m. Carolinb Sperry. 
100. X. Oborgb. 

75. Leterbtt* Hotchkiss (Elijah,^ Jatohf JoAua^ Samuel ^)f bom 

6 Oct. 1762, lived at Derby, and died 3 Oct 1826. He married, 
14 Aug. 1785, Sarah Burritt, who was bom about 1763 and 
died 8 JaiL 1842. 

ISO The ffoicUnss Family [April 

I. Wtllts,* b. 25 Aiv. 1788 ; d. S4 Kor. 187S. 

76. Joseph* Hotchkiss (Josepky^ Samuel,^ 2%ama*j* Sammd^), bom 21 

May 1739, lived at Bethany, and died 26 Apr. 1800. He married, 
10 June 1762, Hakkah Thomas, daughter of Joseph and Dorcas 
(Richardson), who died aboat 1821. 
Children : 

i. TEaffFXBANCB,* m. Stboho Sahvobd. 

101. il. Silas, b. 1766. 

ilL David Elisha. 

Iv. Hannah, m. Elihu HrrcHCOCK. 

V. Joseph or Josephus, d. 1842 ; m. Elizabbth Beebs. 

vi. Lyman, perhaps the one who m. Mollt Bradlet, b. 28* Apr. 1767. 

77. Samuel* Hotchkiss {Jotephy* Samuely* Thonuu^ Samud^)^ bom 19 

June 1741, lived at Bethany, and died 1804. He married, 23 Dec 
1762, Lydia Peck, who died about 1804. 
Children : 


Lydla,' b. abt. 


d. 18 July 1815 ; 

m. John Thomas. 




Jamks, of Homer, N. 











. Hephzibah. 





78. William' Hotchkiss {Josephy* Samuel^* ThtmaSy^ SamueP)^ bom 9 

Oct. 1744, lived at Westville, and died before 1798. He married 
Eliphal Hine. 
Children : 

1. Jane," b. 1765 ; d. 1849 ; m. David Hike of Woodbridge, b. 1762. d. 
22 Dec. 1851. 
102. ii. John. 
108. ill. David, b. abt. 1769. 

iv. Eliphal, m. 8 Apr. 1782 Fkancis Moore of New Haven. 

V. Anna, m. 2 Oct. 1788 Isaac Fenn of Milford. 

Ti. George, d. 31 Jan. 1775. 

vii. Sarah. 

79. Benjamin* Hotchkiss (Joseph^* Samuely* ThomcUy^ ScanueP)^ bom 

2 Jmiu 1748, lived at Bethany, and died 20 Mar. 1809. He mar- 
ried Sarah Downs, who was bom 29 Nov. 1747, and married 
secondly Ephraim Buckingham. 
Children : 

1. Amos,* b. 6 Feb. 1777. 
il. Sally, b. 16 Aug. 1778. 

80. Reuben* Hotchkiss (Davtdy* Abraham* Thomas* Samuel})^ bora 

8 Mar. 1756, lived at Woodbury, and died 27 June 1884. He 
married in 1783 Thankful Minor, who died 4 May 1842. 
Children : 

I. JEUUSHA,* b. 25 Apr. 1784 ; d. 1 June 1784. 

II. JEKU8ILA, b. 20 June 1785 ; m. 1818 Judson Morris. 

iil. JosiAH, b. 4 Nov. 1787; m. 19 Oct. 1809 Bbtskt Brotbwxll, and 

had Issue, 
iv. Hervey, b. 18 Feb. 1790; d. 15 Sept. 1798. 

1913] The Boiohkiss Family 131 

y. BsTcnET, b. 16 Joly 1798 ; d. 8 Not. 1822. 

yi. BsxTBBN Harvey, b. 11 June 1794 ; m. (1) 18 Dec. 1820 Sally Root, 

d. 19 Jtdy 1835; m. (2) 26 Oct. 1886 Elizabkth M. Comstock; 

had issae. 
vli. David, b. 6 Nov. 1796; m. (1) 12 Feb. 1824 Rachbl Norton, d. 

17 Jan. 1851 ; m. (2) 25 Mar. 1852 Julia M. Howard; had issue, 
viii. Gervase, b. 2 July 1801 ; m. 25 Apr. 1848 Sarah CooflWELL, and 

had issue 
ix. Ruth, b. 16 Dec. 1808 ; d. 24 Oct. 1820. 

81. Solomon* Hotchkiss {Sohmoriy^ Daniel^* Danid^^ SamueP^), bom 

20 Mar. 1752, lived at Woodbridge, and died 6 Apr. 1793. He 

married • 

Children : 

i. Lrvina,* d. unm. 1795. 

11. John. 

ill. Anna. 

iv. Lucius. 

82. Dea, David* Hotchkiss (Sohmon,* Daniel,* Daniel^* Samuel}), bom 

26 Oct. 1754, lived at Woodbridgte, and died 5 June 1823. He 
married first, 15 May 1777, Ltdia Beecher, who was bom about 

1756 and died 28 June 1785 ; and secondly Abigail , who 

was bom about 1754 and died 17 Oct. 1845. 
Children by first wife : 

104. I. David,* b. abt. 1779. 

105. 11. Harvey, b. abt. 1781. 
ill. Ltdia. 

iv. Eleanor, m. 1805 Abnbr Baldwin. 

Children by second wife : 

V. Elizabeth, bapt. 8 May 1788. 
vi. Henry. 
vU. Keturah. 
viii. A daughter. 

ix. Harriet, bapt. 27 May 1798 ; m. 1 May 1816 Garrett Johnson of 

S3. Lkvi* Hotchkiss (BUpkalet,* Daniel,* Daniel,* Samuel^), bom 2 
May 1754, lived at Derby, and died about 1832. He married first 

Phebe , who died 3 Apr. 1789 ; secondly -Betsey 

who died 8 Apr. 1791 ; thirdly Sarah , who died 1 Dec. 

1801 ; and fourthly Susannah , who died in 1839. 

Children by first wife : 

106. 1. Eliphalet,* b. abt. 1777. 
ii. Levi. 

ill. Betsey, b. abt. 1782; d. 21 Aug. 1819. 

iv. Phebe, b. abt. 1784; d. 19 Aug. 1873. 

V. Abigail, m. Isaac Thompson. 

vi. David. 


84. Eli* Hotchkiss ( Obadiah,^ Daniel,* Daniel,* Samuel^), bom 18 Sept 
1758, lived at New Haven, and died 13 May 1813. He married 
Eunice Atwater, who was bom 2 June 1762 and died 13 Feb. 


I. Lydia,' b. abt. 1794; d. 12 Sept. 1826; m. James Bradley. 

II. Clarissa, m. (1) Miner Hotchkiss of Middletown; m. (2) Reuben 

Skinner of New York, 
ill. Harriet, m. Justus Harrison. 
vol. Lxvn. 9 


132 Town Records of Goaportf If. H. [April 

85. Obadiah* H0TCHKI88 {Ohadiah^^ Danidj^ Dantely* Samud^)^ bom 

4 Sept. 1762, lived at New Haven, and died 28 Jan. 1832. He 
married, 12 Feb. 1782, Hannah Lewis, who was born about 1757 
and died 22 Nov. 1831. 

1. Silas,* b. 11 Oct. 1784 ; d. 2 Oct. 1795. 

ii. Dea. Lewis, b. 25 Dec. 1786 ; d. 14 Oct. 1859 ; m. Hannah Tbow- 

BRiDGE, b. 24 Mar. 1792, d. 24 Aug. 1873. 
ill. Hannah F., b. 7 Apr. 1796; d. 4 May 1815. 

86. Justus* Hotchkiss ( Ohadiahy^ Daniel,* Danid,* SamueF)^ bom about 

1772, lived at New Haven, and died 6 May 1812. He married 
first Elizabeth^ Hotchkiss, daughter of Jonah (69), who was 
bom 10 June 1773 and died 15 Apr. 1796 ; and secondly, 27 Apr. 
1800, Susannah* Hotchkiss, sister of his first wife, who was bom 
24 June 1775 and died 1 Mar. 1825. 
Children by second wife : 

107. I. Henry,* b. 29 Apr. 1801. 

108. ii. Lucius, b. 1 Mar. 1803. 

[To be concluded] 


Commanicated by Joseph Wbathbruead Warbbn, M.D., of Bryn ICawr, Pa. 

[Continued fVom page 63] 

Voted that IVP Thomas Lambert be as our agent to y" Superiour CourU 
to which we have Appeal d and to the Said M' Thomas Lambert we give 
full power to manage the Case by himself or by an attorney or attorneys 
as he shall see fitt — Nemine Contradicente 

Voted that M' Joseph Mace be Clark to Enter this Days proceedings. , 
the Town Clark being absent Nemine Contradicente 

Joseph Mace Clark pro Tempore 
p W°* Sanderson Town Clark 
W"» Sanderson Town Clark 
Recoverd the Case By an Appeal 

1732 The Inhabitants of the Town of Gosport in y* 

Recovery of pittmans Case Dr 

p** To John Michamere . in the Inferiour 

Court £1 . 7 .. 6 

Ditto in Superiour Court — — 3 .. .. 4 .. 7 .. ^ 

To William Michemere . in the Infer' 

Court 1 .. 16 .. 6 

Ditto in Superiour . . . . .. 3 _ 1 ., 19 .. ^ 

paid To Ambrose Downes in the Inferiour 

Court — ^— 1 .. -M- 

p.iid To Thomas Lambert . in the Inferiour 

Court — — — — 2.. OmO 

paid To John Barton p note under Select M*' 

hands 10 .. -••' 

19 .. 07 .. - 
p^ To John Michemere 1 .. 5 .•- 

Turn Over 20 .. 12 • 


Town Seeordt of Ghtport, N". H. 



Acoo* of DiBburtements in Court & while attending 

Decs' 1782 Viz* 

To Cash Gave the Lawyers 

D^ p^ Greelj Copy of Summons and ) 

Copy of Warrant ) 

D** p* Sheriff — * pannelling the Jury 

p* Jury for Trying the Case 

D^ p^ for Appeal from Judgment 
D® Expences in InF Court 


— 8..— 

1 •• O •• •— 

— 5..— 
1 .. 17 .. — 

£6 .. 15 

in Superiour Court viz* 
Peb^ To Cash p* Copy of Case 

D^ p^ for Reasons of Appeal 
p^ for Entring the Case 
p^ the Lawyers 

p** Sheriff Impannelling y* Jury 1 
& Trying the Case j 

p^ Reccoi^ding the Case 
p<* for Tak« of 3 Jurymen 
gave the Jury to Drmk 
for Treating the Men at Times 
p^ Harveyt Lodging Dieting &c 1 
the whole Time of attendance > 
B'Rec* ) 







1 •• D •• ~- 

— •• 8 •• 6 

— •• o •• — 

— .. 10 .. - 

— •• V •• — 

5 .. 17 .. 6 

Bro* Down from LiF Court 

£12 .. 12 .. - 
6 .. 15 .. 

£19.. 7.. - 


1 •• 8 •• — 

20 .. 10 .. - 

p^ IkT Livermore to Defend our case against ^ 
Pitman in Case he reviews. 20/ & [ — ?] v 
Your Execution 3/ ) 

Errors Excepted 

g Tho" Lambert 


At a Logal Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other Lihabitants of 
Star Island alias Grosport duely Qualify'd to Vote this Twenty Third day 
of March 1732/3 according to Notyfication given under the Select Mens 
fcandu the 3<* Instant 

M' Joseph Mace being Chosen Moderator 

M^ Samuel Teatton ) 

M' Charles Handle V Select Men 

M' John Down ) 

M' Thomas Lambert — Town Treasurer 

M' Charles Miller — Constable 

*Perhapi "for" was written here. 

t A well-known innkeeper. 


134 Tofjon Records of Chspot4f If. H. 

M' Andrew Mace Wood Corder 

M' Daniel Grandle 

M' WiU" Caswell 

M' William Sanderson Town Clark 

I Callers of Fish 

June 6^ By Cash pay'd the Rev* M' John Tooke in p* ^_ gn 


[Certain accounts of the Town Treasurer for 1738.] 

Dr. y* Town of Gosport 

1733 £ 8 d 

June &^ To Cash rec* of M' Charles Miller Constable 1 3Q _ _ 
in part of Last Winter Rates - - - j " *• 

8 To ditto rec* of ditto 16 .. 10 .. — 

19 To ditto rec* of ditto 23 .. 10 .. — 

To ditto rec* of ditto 23 .. 16 ^ — 

Aug* 1 To Cash rec* of M' Charles Miller in full w* 

Rates 7 .. 05 .. 8 

Oct 12 To Ditto rec* of M' Charles Miller in p* forK^ _ _ 
Summer Rates | .. .. 

Nov' 14 To Ditto Rec<> of M' Chas Miller in p' of Summer I 00 ^ 

Rates {^^" ^••- 

1733 Cr 

£ 8 d 

for his Last winter Sallary ) 

8 By Ditto pay'd ditto 16 .. 10 

By ditto pay'd John Henderson for make* 2 > « 

Tything mens Staves ) .. -^ .. — 

19 By ditto pay'd M' Jn° Tooke in p* p Rec^ 23 .. 10 .. - 

Aug* 1 By ditto pay*d Ditto in full for Last wint' ) « i* a 

Rates pRec' } ^ " ^ " « 

By ditto pay'd for Pewter for y* head of y* 

Staves — .. 2 .. 6 

By ditto pay'd Thom* Lambert Esq' his money 

lent 2 .. — .. — 

By ditto pay'd Sam^ Yeatton Exp* mak^ Rates — 4 .. — 
By allowance made by y* Select Men & Treas- '\ 

urer out of y« Rates to y* Const^^ as p s** V 6 .. 11 .. 9 

Millers Acco* ) 

By Cash p*» Black Charles for Ring« y« Bell } « 

& Tak^ care of the Meeting house \ 

By Ditto M' John Michamore his mon'y Lent \ k 19 g^ 

in pittmans Case due 6/6 to him | .. 1^ .. 6 

By Ditto p^ John Barton p Rec* his mon'y lent f ^ ^ f. 

in pittmans case & Int^ j .. o ^ — 

By Ditto p** William Michamore his mon'y ) * . q 

lent in pittmans Case ) ^ •• *^ •• ^ 

Aug^ 30 By Ditto p** Expences makeing Sum' Rates — .• 2 .. 

Oct' 12 By Ditto p^ M' Tooke in p* of his Last Sum- Kg _ 

mer Rates j 1^ - - — 

Nov' 14 By Ditto p^ M' Tooke in full of his Last) ,- -^ -„, 
Summer Rates p Rec* | ^' •• ^^ - ' uJ 


1918] Town Records of Oosport, JT. H. 185 


ly The Town of Grosport 

To the Reverend M* John Tucke for his Sallery — 110-0-0 

Novemb' y« 28^ 1734 Paid to M' Henry Sherbum treasnrer of Porti- 
month in New-hampshire 1 6-1 6-0 

bj Joseph Mace Constable \Th\» record is marked cu though ercued."] 

March y^ 29^ [ttV] 1735 
then made up the town 
accounts and Due to the 
town from the Constable 
Joseph Mace 9-0-0 


The Money Rates A to Whom Pidd in 1734 

To the Minister & Contry* 
To the Minister £110- 0-0 

ToContry* 16-16-0 

To the School 10 

Paid Chariest P' Receipt 

2- 0-0 

Paid M* hutsont 2- 0-0 

Paid Joshua babb 5-0-0 

as P* Receipt for glaszer work — — 2- 0-0 


At a Legall Town Meeting of the freeholders and inhabitants of Gosport 
Duly Qualified to vote this 22^ of March 1735 According to Notification 
.^ven under the Select Mens hands the 16^ of this instant — Mr Charles 
Kaadall. Moderator — 

M* Samuel Sandeirs ) MT Andrew Mace ) 

M' Henry Carter f- M' Danill Randall f Tything Men 

IT Abraham Crokitt ) Select Men M' Charles Randall j 

IC John Mutchimore town treasurer M*^ Joseph Mace j Cullers of ffish 

M* Ambross Downs Constable 

William Sanderson Town Clerk 

August y* 4^ Recevd of M' Ambross Downs on y* Account of the Minis- 

isters Salery Viz 73 — 6 : 8 

I>* y* Schoolmasters Account - . - . 8 - 0-0 

D* on Account of y* Rates - - - - 17-11-8 

for y* Scoolmaster 6- 5-0 

for Part of y^ Ministers Sum' Salary - - 15- 0-0 

lor Rates 23- 0-0 


At legall town Meeting of the freeholders and Inhabitants of GrOsport 
duly Qualified to Vote this 22^ of March 1736§ According to Noti^r* 
given under the Select Mens hands y* 2^ Instant — Mr. John Mitcn- 

M* Robert Down ) Charles Randall ) r««ii^_, ^m u-u 

M' Will- Mitchamore [ Select Men Joseph Mace j ^^®" ^^ ^^ 
IP Sam^ Teaton ) 

M' Chark RandaU { ConsUbIa Sam»i Emery Xr^^^^^Twr,^ 

* Sam" Whitton f ^'^^ ^ ^^ 


t i.e., '* BlAok Charlei," at abors. Nothing more if known of him. 

1 Probably Mr. Sleaier Hadion. 

)6 Is written orer 7. 

136 Town JRecorda of Chsport, JT. ff. [April 

John Mobbe r i.«i.i ^^ 



Peter Barter J *'^'^^ "^"" WiU- Sanderson Clerk. 

Due from Charles Randall 5-0-0 

Due from Charls Randall 5 Canceled 


At a Legall Town Meeting of the freeholders and Inhabitants of Gos- 
port Duly Qualified to Vote this 19"» I? faded] of March 1737* According 
to Notification given under the Select Mens hands the 2^ of this Instant 

M' Charls Randall Moderator 

M' Joseph Mace 

M' Richd"* Talpy 

M' Charls Miller ) Select Men 

M' Abraham Crockitt ( Constable 

M' John Mutchimore Treasurer 

M' Charls. Randall ) 
M' Joseph Mace ) Cullers of fish 
William Sanderson Town Clark 

March y^" 7^ : 17df Recevd at Times in full for y« Minister 110-0-0 

I Promise to Pay to the Towns Men for the Above Mentioned Year 

Ten Pounds Sixteen Shillings on Demand it being for the Overlay Reoevd 

att times on y* Rates by me . , ^^^^ 

Abram X Crockit 

Paid Richard Talpy 


At a Legall town Meeting of the free holders and Inhabitants of Gos- 
port Qualified to Vote March ^illegible'] 1739 According to NotificatioQ 
under the Select Mens hands y® 9^ of this instant. 
M' John Mutchimore Moderator 

Robert Down ) Charls Randall ) i^ ii ^ « l 

Charls Randall \- Select Men Joseph Mace | ^^«" o^ ^^ 

Rich<* Talpy ) Sam^ Emery | w^j Corders 

Sam" Abbott { Constable Sam»i whitton ] ^^^ v^raers 

' Will"* Sanderson Clerk 

I [J?]. D. Ryan Lawrence [^Thii line is written in pencil'] 


At a Legall town Meeting of the freeholders and Inhabitanta of Gosport 
Duly Qualified to vote March y« 29"> [sic] 1738 According to NotiflcatioD 
given the 6*** of this instant by Order of y* Select Men — 

M' Joseph Mace j Moderator 

Will°» Sanderson ( town Cl^ 

M' John Mutchimore ^ fifteen Pounds More Allowed 

M'^ Joseph Mace > Select Men to the Minister by a generall 

M' Henry Carter ) Vote. 

M' Dan^ Randall j Constable 

* 7 ia written over 6. 

1913] lovm Records of Qosport, IT. H. 137 

V tything Men 

W Peter Obee 

M^ Robert Mace 

^ Charles RandaU ) ^^ ^ ^^ 

yiJ Joseph Mace j 

Will" Sanderson Clerk 


At a Legail town Meeting of the freeholders and Inhabitants of Gosport 

duly Qualified to Vote this 1740 by order of the Selectmen the 

8^ of March — M' Henry Carter Moderator 

M' Sam" Sanders ) 

M' Will"* Mutchimore >■ Select men 

M' Sam" Yeaton ) 

M' Robert Mace Constable 

M' Joseph Damerill j ^ ® 

M' Charts Randall ) ^ „ . ^ , 
iLTr T u iLf f Cullers of fish 

M*^ Joseph Mace j 

M' & wSn } ^°'^«" <>* ^<^ 

M*^ Nickolas Powers Chosen Schoolmaster for Six Months Next Ennning 
for forty Pounds 

Will" Sanderson Clerk 
R. S. M. Aug 4^ 1847 [written in pencil on the margin,'] 


Jedidiah* Morse the Son of John & Mary Haley Bom Jan' 28"^ A.D. 1801 

J(^m Haley Died March 12^ 1803 

Samuel the Son of the Widdow Mary Haley Bom April 7^ 1803t 

Abigail Bragg Bom October 17^ 1783 

Henry the Son of Henry and Abigail Down Bom March 24^ 1804 

Nancey the daughter of James and Mercy Shapley Bom October 11^ 1801. 

Richard Randall the Son Richard and Abigail Randall Bom December the 

31 1801. 
Ruth Randall the Daughter William and Sarah Randall Bom January 14^ 

Bets'y Shapley the Daugher of James and Mercy Shapley Bom April the 

4 1803 
Sally Newton the Wife of John Newton Died June the — 1804 
Widdow Margeret Down Died June the 23 1804 
JoAiJih Stevans Misonary on the Shoales Died July the 2 1804 
Mary Roberson the Daughter of John and Molly Roberson Died August 

the 17-1805 
Sally Shapley Daughter of Edward and Hipgy Shapley Died October the 

10 1805 
William Down Died October the 17-1805 

William Peever Died 1808 

Thomas Mace Died 1809 

* Down to and indading Jadith Shapley, on p. 29, this record seems to be mostly in 
one hand. There is no indication as to the writer. The character of the entry about 
the wreck siu$gests that the whole record may have been made aboat that time. 

fXhe postnomoas son of the John Haley whose death is noted aboTe. 

138 Tovm Records of Chsport^ iT, H. [April 


Susanna Stephens Died 1809* 

Samuel Haley Died 1810.t 

Elizabeth Casuel [i.e., Caswell] Died 1810 

John Newton Died 18104 

John Newton Jun' Died 1810 § 

Reuben Shapley was found Dead 1811 

Molly Haley Died the Widow of Samuel Haley May the 8* 1812 

Ship Sagunto Strand*^ on Smutinose Isle Jan^ 14 1813 Jan^ 15 one man 

foun IG^'^G men found 21-7 men found the Number of men yet 

found Belongin to said Ship Twelve || 
Henry Shapley the Son of James & Mercy Shapley Bom Febroary 24 

Judith Shapley the Daughter of James and Mercy Shapley Bom October 

19 1796 
Asa Caswell Bom Jan^ 8 1805 United in Marriage With Mary Marston 

Bora Dec' 3. 180[<oni] in Rye N H April 17«» 1826 
Mary Caswell Departed this life on Nov. 12"> 1834 Aged 26 yrs H 


[The records of Mr. Chase begin here, but entries later than May 1819 
must be by another.] 
A record of John and Mary Caswell's family 

* 1809 seems to be written orer 1810. She was Susanna Haley by birth, a daaghter of 
the first Samuel Haley, and the widow of Josiah Stevens, the much-lored missionanr 
on Star Island. On the ^rayestone there the date of her death is given as 7 Dec. 1810. 

t On the margin is written " Jan.," and on his gravestone on Smutty Nose Island 
the date is 7 Feb. 1811. 

tOn the margin is written "Jan." 

\ There is some uncertainty here. The Columbian Ceniinel (Boston) of 6 Feb. 1811 
notes among recent deaths : " In Portsmouth Mr. John Newton of the Isle of Shoals, 
^t. 47." Locke in his Inscriptions has an inscription from the North Cemetery 
(Portsmouth) for John Newton, a native of Gosport, died 26 Jan. 1811, aged 48. Theae 
records fit the John (son of John Newton ana Sarah Currier) who was baptised in 
Mar. 1763 and was the husband of the Sally Newton who died in 1804, as recorded 
above. The other man appears to be his son John, who was bom probably about 1784 
and is presumably the Jonn Newton noted in the History of Rye as marrying Maiy 
Haley of the Shoals 23 July 1804, the marriaee doubtless taking place at Rye, there 
being just then no preacher at the Shoals, for Mr. Stevens had died early in July. 
This Marj Haley I take to bo the daufi^hter of John Haley (a son of the first Samuel, 
baptized m 1767), who married Mary Bellamy of Kittery in 1789 and died on the Shoals 
in 1803, as recorded above. John Newton, Jr., is to be counted as an elder brother of 
the Newton children baptized by Morse in 1800 (p. 90). There is no record of the 
children of this couple, nor does Mair Newton, as a daughter of John Haley, appear 
in the settlement or the estate of his father Samuel in 1814 and later. 

II In a petition of 12 Jan. 1818 to the General Court of Massachusetts Samuel Halef , 
the son of the first Samuel, whose death is recorded above, gives a diflferent story of this 
wreck. The vessel was a Spanish ship, which he calls the *' O>nception from Cadis." 
The captain was **don Juan (}oxara"( ?). One man was found 16 Jan. ; 6 men on 17 Jan.; 
21 Jan. 6 more were found, one of them <*grappled up in Hog Is. passage*' ; 27 Jan. 1 maa 
'* grappled up in Hog Is. passage '* ; 8 Aug. ** picked up 1 man. The wreck occarred 
at night in a violent snow storm. Nothing was known of it until the next day, and all 
were lost. According to the Boaton Oaxette, 18 Jan. 1818, it was a vessel of from 800 
to 400 tons. A later account says that she was old and rotten, but built of mahogany 
and cedar, and supposed to be laden with salt. She went entirely to pieces in a very 
short time. The nrst fragments came ashore Thursday morning, 14 Jan. There really 
was a Spanish ship Saaunto which arrived at Newport from Cadis a couple of days 
before the wreck on Smutty Nose. No explanation of this confusion of^ names has 
been given. Both accounts agree that the number of men found was fourteen. These 
bodies were buried on Smutty Nose. The graves are still barely discemibU and art 
marked by small stones. 

f These Oaswell entries nre in diflbrent hands. 

1918] Town Records of Gosport, If. H. 139 

John CasweU Jr bom May 8 1791 Died Aug 31. 1822* 

Mary Caswell born October 10. 1792 

WUliam CasweU Jr bom June 25. 1794 Died 2 Nov. 1836t 

Lemuel CasweU bom November 1. 1796 

Joseph M. CasweU bom July 21. 1800- 

Asa CasweU b Jan. 8. 1805 

John Caswell and Mary Mace united in marriage July 14. 1790 

John CasweU jun. united in marriage with Eliza Locke of Rye November 
2 1816 
Laiza[?] CasweU, J their chUd, bom October 30. 1817 
Mary Elizabeth CasweU. their chUd bom Nov. 6. 1819 

Mark Newton and Mary CasweU were united in marriage March 31 § 1817 
Birth of chUdren as foUows 

John C. Newton bom January 12 1818 
Joseph M. Newton bom April 4 1819 
Mary Newton bom May 80 1820 
Mary C Newton bom Sep 9"> 1822 
Clarisa D Newton bom April 6 1823 

Mark WUliam Cutter Nov 8 1824 

Mr Mark Newton died December 26 1825 

William Caswell Jun united in matrimony with Catharine Marston of 
Rye October 26 1817. She was born August 12, 1799. 
WiUiam CasweU their chUd bom June 20 1819 
OHver Peabody - - - - June 15. 1821 

Asa Everett Aug. 9. 1823 

Lorenzo Dow - - - Jenuary 14 1826 Died D^ 28 
Julia A CaswU - - - May 14. 1827 
Martha H. CasweU - - - Feb 1 1836 
Wm. CasweU s' Departed this life Nov'r 1 


Snnael & Betsey CasweU's famUy. 

Beatsy Wife of Samuel Caswell Died Jan 4 1825. Aged 

Tammy — bom November 15 1788 

Samuel — bom May 8 1790. He was lost in the Privateer Portsmouth 

Michael— bom August 17. 1792 
AlHgaU— bom June 14 1795 
Edward — bom September 14 1797 
WUUam— bom July 17 1800 

Michael Caswell was joined in marriage with Dorcas Green of Rye 
October 24 1816 
Joseph CasweU their child was bom at Rye March 24 1817 

*Iii another band. 

fin another hand. 6 is written OTer 7. 

Z Thia appears to be the child whose crraTestone on Star Island reads : Loaisa B. 
GaaweU bom October 80 1817 died July 10 1831 

4 March 81 is written abore Korember 11, which is crossed ootl Other entries aboot 
Ins fsmilj are on p. 40 of the original records. 

I HisffraTCfltone on Star Islandis marked Not. 2. 1836. Two other sons ( Jadton P., 
born 18w), and John W. S., bom 1838) buried near nim are not recorded here* Com- 

dre the record on p. 88 of the origiDal records. 
% This entry is ifiren in a foot-note. 

•• This sentence is giTan in a foot-note* 

140 Toion Records of Chsporif JT. H. [Aprfl 

Mrs Anna Caswell* Died Feb' 18 1840 Aged 60 years 

William and Anna Caswell's family 
Rebecca Caswell bom October 12, 1806 

Mary Caswell bom March 11, 1813 and Died DeC 27«» 1839 Wife of 
Samuel F Berry Rye N. H. 

John and Mary Saunders Robinson's family 
John Robinson jr bom January 2 . 1792 
Samuel Robinson bom August 28 • 1801 
Sarah Robinson born September 1, 1806 
William Robinson March 20, 1812 

Benjamin and Abigail Down's family 
Benjamin Down Jr born May 15 1804 
William Down bom July 12, 1806 Drowned near Luncheon Idand 

22 May 1821t 
Betsey Down bom August — 18081 
Anna Down bom Apru — 1810§ 
Abigail Down bom August 1, 1814 
Sally Down bom July 31, 1817 
AbigaU died Oct 6 1825 | 


Henry and Abigail Down's family 
Henry Down bom March 24, 1804 
Mary Down bom October 20, 1806 
Nancy Down bom October 27, 1809 
John Down bom October 1, 1813 
Mark Down bom June 27, 1816 
Ephraim Down bom August 12, 1819 
William Down born April 22 — 1822 
Eliza Ann Down bom March 8 1824 

Robert and Elizabeth Caswell's family 

Rachel . . . bom - - - 

William . . . bom . . . 1775 

Sarah . . . bom 

Rebecca - born March 30, 1786 

Samuel Haley's family — Smutty Nose Island. 

Samuel Haley bom April 4, 1760 Died Oct. 15«> 1839 

Mary Ham born April 12, 1766 They were married April T 

Children as foUows 

Daniel bom November 5, 1788 

Elizabeth bom April 15, 1790 Died Jan . 9 . 1816 

• Probably the wife of the William mentioned below. 

fXhis record of drowning is in a foot-note and in another hand. The island is 
known to the Shoalers as Lunging Island, sometimes and more particularlj nowadsjs 
as Londoner's. Both names are of obscure origin. 

1 In the margin are the words : ** August probably." 

} Concerning Betsey and Anna a foot-note states that *' No one knows the exaol 
ages of these two children." 

y In another hand. 

4 The intention was pablished 11 Feb. 1786. 

1913] Town Records of Oosport, N. H. 141 

Samuel bom May 3 . 1792 
Rhoda bom December 19, 1793 
Benjamin bom December 10, 1795 
Mary-ann bom January 23 ; 1798 
Joanna bom May 25, 1800 

Elsy bom 1802. Died 1804 

Ephraim Ham bom December 6 . 1804 
Josiah Stevens bom November 3 . 1806 
Elsy bom April 22, 1809 


Caleb Chase A.M. was employed by a few benevolent persons in New- 
boryport to keep school on the Isles of Shoals in 1819. He came to these 
Isles February 23** and continued twelve weeks. While here he kept 
school tho' it was too late in the season for the business in this place ; for 
several of the scholars were soon obliged to leave the school to attend to 
fishing. If the school had begun six weeks sooner, the benefit to the 
scholflj*s would have been much greater. 

He endeavoured to ascertain the ages of the people generally, but many 
of them had lost their ages for the want of a recoid. The ages of the 
young could mostly be ascertained. He, therefore, made the record on the 
three preceeding pages for the benefit of those families. It might be well 
for everyone, who may be employed as an instructor here to do something 
for the people in this way. 

When he came to these Isles there were on Star Island eleven families 
and two solitaries — fifty two souls. On Smutty Nose five families and one 
solitary — twenty six souls, and on Hog Island one family — eight souls ; 
in all eighty six souls. 

Lemuel Caswell* & Sarah J [P?] Lock married [torrij probably Rye] 

Mav 4«» 1823. 

Children as Fallowes — — 
John Bom January 10**> 1824 

Lemuel Lafayett Oct 3, 1825 

Mary adaline Caswell bom november 15 1828 

Louiza Caswellf Bom obtober 5 1831 

Han nah Maria tib tom Caswellf bom obtober 5 1825 


Joseph M Caswell bom July 21. 1800. United in marriage with 
Sally Berry Bye bom March 30. 1802 in Rye N. H., 22. Oct. 1820. 
Joseph M. Caswell died September 29^ 1862.$ 

* This familr appears to hare been entered again in a more correct form elsewhere 
in the old book, and a copy of that record was made by R. L. Randall on page 169. 
The name of the mother is there giren as Sarah P., which according to the only sur- 
Tiror of the fkmily is the correct form. 

t These two names are crossed out. As it stands here the record of Hannah is in- 
eoneistent with that of her brother Lemael, bat both girls have different dates in the 
rerieed version (p. 169). The entry for Hannah is meant for Hannah Maria Titcomb, 
•ad the date of her birth is correctly recorded on p. 169. A playmate of Hannah re- 
cella (1912) that, to plagae her, the other children called her Hannah Maria Titcomb, 
bot she does not know why they used these names. It is qaite possible that she really 
bed this long name and dislikea it. Below the record is written in another hand : *' 1 
dODt think much of those who scratched their names of this book if they do live some 

ere else Yours r-- ?] •" The signature is an illenble monogram. 

X In another hand. His gravestone nas Sept. 21, 1862. 

142 Town Records of Gfosporif If. H. [April 

Lemuel B Caswell their son born May 8. 1821. 

Mary Mace Caswell born Feb 1^ 1823. 

Lydia Lucetta — bom November 12, 1824 

Joseph Adams Caswell bom November 24 — 1826 

Andrew Jackson Caswell bom November 18 1828 

Sally Ann Caswell bom November 25 — 1830 & died Jnly 9*^ 1834 

Eliza Esther Caswell bom January 16 — 1833. Died 26 Jnne 1836 

Charles William Caswell bom September 4^ — 1834 Died December 

8. 1834. Lydia Lucetta Died may 4^ 1850 
Sally Ann Caswell Bom 18 Sept 1835 
Eliza Ester Bom 27 Octr 1837 
Origen Smith Caswell Born 17^ March 1840 
Abbiannah Caswell Bom 27^—* 1842 

John Rendellf bom 

Genny Lock his wife born July 19. 1796 

Lucy Jane their daughter bom June 5. 1820 

Catharine January 29«> 1822 

Richardt their Son December 6"» 1823 

John§ thare Son December 21. 1825 

John E. Kendall Departed this life July 8 1853 Aged 27 years 6 moanlliB 
15 days 

Edward Caswell bom Sept 14. 1797 
Sarah Lock his wife bom June 1. 1796 


By a Legal Town Meating of the freeholders and Inhabitants of the 
Town of Gosport Duly QuaK£y<* to Vote Gosport march 27*^ [or 29 ?] 

Benj* Coker moderator 
M' Jos : mace Jun*^ Constable MT John Down Sen' \ Callers of 

M' Joseph Mace Sen' ) M' Charles Rendell J fiah 

M' Sam^ Ablot [Abbott] V Select men M'Richard Tolpy Town Clark 
M' Abreham Croket ) 
M' John Crossbey > rp^^i,. ^ ^^„ 
M' Sam" Grindle } ^^'^S '"«'' 

[On the margin this memorandum: ^'N. B. The 19 page [of an old 
pa^g by folios] of this book has been taken out and its contents trant- 
fer'd to the 22. and 24. page," i.e., to pp. 39-43 of the present paging.j 

Rev. Samuel Sewall with his family arrived at this town (on a Mission) 
Sept. 25. 1824 in the imploy of the Society for promoting Religious Iii-> 
Btruction at the Isle of Shools [a Newburyport Society] when he came IS 
this place thare ware 14 Families on Star Island — and one Solatory Con- 
taining Sixty five Souls, add those at the Pirsonage will make the number 
Sixty nine 

Rev. Samuel Sewall departed this life in Rye March 16. 1826, where lis 

* A dabioas scrawl, which looks like ** Jlj." 

t John F. Randall, son of Richard, baptized 1800 (p. 01), bat bom sevenl 
1 The Richard L. Randall of later records. 
9 The John E. Rendall of the next entry. 

1918] Town Records of Ooaport, JV. H. 143 

went on business, after seven days sickness with a Lung Fever his family 
left this Place April 2. 1826 — There has been since his arrivall five Births 
and Seven deaths, add to ^ixty nine, five births make seventy four, and 
deduct, the seven deaths ; leaves sixty seven, depreciation the — [There is 
no continuation of this entry elsewhere in the book.] 


August 16th 1843 J. F. Hall came to Gosport for his health from Wolf- 
borough New Hampshire — S toped one night. 

William Caswell* Died Nov. 2. 1836 

Lorenzo D Son of the above '' Jan 28. 1826 
Judson W P. ** « " Aug 24 1839 

John W. S. was drowned June 10. 1840 


By a Legall Town meating of the free holders and Inhabitants of Gosport 
Duly Qalify^ To Vote march 18«^ 1747— 
M' John Muchmore moderator 
M' Sam" Grindle Cunstable 
M' W" Muchmore ^ 
M' Henry Carter > Selectmen 
M' Ambros Down ) 

M^ Joseph Damerell Sen' } /-, j ^ j 
M' John Robinson { ^^^^" ^^ ^^^ 

M' Sam" Abbot Town Clark 

Added to the ministers Salery Thirty Pounds Old Tenour 

William S. Randall Bom Nov 15 1805 

Elixa G Lock his Wife " June 10. 1797 

Birth of children John W Rendall <' Feb 1 4. 1 828 

Ira G. Randall July 18. 1830 

Louisa J Rendall « July 20. 1833. 

Benjamm F. C. Randall " Sept. 6. 1835 
Eliza G. Randall departed this life Sept. 11. 1836 
also Catharine Randall — May 13 1850 

^ [38] 
June 24^ 1842. Mary A. Davis, came to this Island from Newburyport 
\fj the request of Mrs. Jane Greenleaf of that Town Treasurer of the So- 
Mtj for promoting religious instruction among the People residing on the 
Vim of Shoals. Kept a school on Star Island one year — The number of 
Schollars varied from 20 to 30 during the year In the winter of 1842 and 
IMS Mr. Edwin Ritson a native of England laboured among this People 
ai % Lecturer, approbated by the Christain [9ic\ Denomination. He re- 
■udned on the Islands about 4 months. His labours were remarkably 

• Compare the record of this family, a%i^a^ p. 31 of the original records. 

144 Town Records of Gosportf jV. JJ. [April 

blessed in a revival of religion among this people. In March of 1848 
Elder Hall* — then of Rye N. H. (but now Pastor of this People) came to 
this Island, baptized 8 individuals and formed a Church. 

Gosport Sep. 27. 1843 M. A. Davis 


March y® 7th day 1748 By a Legall Town meeting of the free holders 
and Inhabitence of gosport dewly Quallefide to vote 
Mr John muchamore moderator 
Mr John muchamore \ 
Mr Richard Talpey > Select men 
Mr Joseph mace ) 

mr John Randall Constable j 

mr Beniamin damrell ) nvji* 

Mr Samuel Variell | ^"^S '"«'' 

Samuel Abbot Town Clark i 

Jr a "rRandall } Pollers of fish } 
M' Joh Roberdson > ) 

and Richerd Currier ) Corders wood j 

Additon to y^ ministers Sallery B/^ mr John Tucke one hundred pound 
old tenor £100-00-0 

Samuel Abbot Town Clark 

Hannah Bragg — Born Aug 9* 1801 


Isaac K Newton born June 2^^ 1798t was united in marriage with Mary 
Newton the widow of Mark Newton in March 6 1827 
Birth of Children as follows 

Nancy Ann Newton born Oct. W^ 1827 
Sarah Elizabeth Newton born Oct. 28^ 1829* 
Harriet Augusta Newton born July 6^** 1833 
Isaac Elvin Newton bom Sept. 18*^ 1836 
Mary Newton§ departed this Life Oct 6"» 1822 aged 2 years & 4 

Clarrissa D. Newton § departed this Life in Portsmouth N. H. Dec 
14" 1842 15 minutes of 1 of the Clock P.M. aged 19 years) also her 
sister Mary C. Newton§ Dec. 19" 1842 at 12 of the Clock A.M. 
aged 21 years — IT 

•According to the reports of the Society for Propagating the Gospel among the 
Indians and others in North America, which for many years sent missionaries to Star 
Island or otherwise aided in the support of religious ministrations there, the Ktw. 
Abner Hall was on the Shoals from the spring of 1843 until June 1844, when ill health 
led to his resignation. lie had f:>een called in because Mr. Ritson was not ordsined 
and needed aici in the ritual part of his work. 

1 1798 written over 1801. 

129 written over 30. 

f As appears from the record of p. 30, these are the children of Mark Newton. That 
Mary C. was born before Mary died is not an inconsistency, for the interval is only a 
month, and the child may have been named later or a name already given may have 
been chanfjed. 

" and 8 months " erased. 
"and 3 months" erased. 


1913] Toum Becords of Goq>ort, If. H. 145 


Aprill y^ 8th 1749 By a Legall town meeting of the free holders and 
Inhabitence of gosport Dewly Quallefied to Vote 
mr John mnchamore moderator 
mr Samuel grandell Constable 
mr William muchamore *) 
mr Henry Carter > Select men 

mr Charls Randell j 

Gibens mace ) 

John walpy > Tiding men 

Moses Coker ) 


Samuel grandell ) q^^^^ ^z ^^^ 
Richerd Currier J ^^^^^ ^^ ^^^ 
Adtion to the minister the Rev^ mr John Tucks Sallery one hundred 
pounds old tennor £100-00-0 

mr William Sanderson Sallery £10-0-0 — old tennor 

Samuel Abbot Town Clark 


John Randall was united in marriage with Hannah Bragg July 16^ 1817. 
Birth of children as follows 

Louiza Randall .... Nov. 17"^ 1822 
John Randall .... Dec. 29"» 1823 

George Randall - . - . March 24«^ 1827 
Huldah M. Randall - - - Nov. 22"> 1831 
Edward Randall Dec. 9*^ 1832 

Albert RandaU . July 28"» 1835 

Sally D. Randall Oct 27"> 1817 

This last name should have been inserted first but it was omitted through 


March y* 25th 1750 By a Legal Town meeting of y* free Holders and 
other in habetence of gosport dewly Quellefied to vote 
mr John muchamore ) ^. 

Mr Richerd Talpey[— ]♦ J ^^^^ "^^^ 
Jacob down | Constable 
mr Joseph mace ) ..^. 
mr Samuel Varell j ° 

Srih^tTn^dell} Collars of fish 

Sam" Abbot wood Seeler 

A generell free vote past a mongst The in habetence of gosport for y* 
Benr mr John Tucks Sallery to be paid in winter or Spring march" [mer- 
chantable] Cod fish 


John Caswell the head man of this Isleand departed this Life in January 
24^ 1825 after a painful and lingering illness aged 60 years — 

• A scrawl here may mean *< Es^." It can hardly be *' Sen.," for the younger Talpey 
was only teven years old at this time. 

146 Town Records of Ghspori^ If. H. [April 

Mary Caswell the wife of John Caswell departed this Life August 15^ 
1837 after a long and lingering Sickness aged 70 years. 

William R. Randall Departed this life Dec the 4 1853 Died at Smutty- 
nose Aged About 60 years 


march y^ 18 1751 By a Legall Town meeting of The free holders and 
Inhabitents of gosport duly Quallefied to vote 
mr Beniman Coker moderator 
mr henry Carter f „ , ^ 

mr wilham muchamore 
mr Joseph mace 

mr henry Shapley Constable | 

Robert kerswell ) . j. 


John Crosbey J ^ ° 
mr Charls Randtdl 
mr Joseph mace 

mr William Sanderson wood Seeler 
Samuel Abbot Town Clark 
The minesters sallerey to be paid In winter or Spring fish 

\ Collers of fish 


At a Legal town Meating held In the Meating House of Starr Island 
alias Gosport The Twenty Eight Day of March 1752 

1. Voted That M' Henry Carter Be Moderator for the Present meating — 

Nobody Contradicting 

2. Voted that Eleazar Hudson be Clark for the Present meating — 

8. Voted that M"^ Samuel Michamere Be Constable for y* Presen year 

4 Voted tliat M^ Richard Talpey 
be Select Men M"^ Henry Shapley 

M' Charles Miller 

5 Voted that M' Gibbins Mace 

M' George Vaulpe be trything men 

6 Voted that M"^ Samuel Abbit be to\ni Clark for y* Present year— 

7 Voted that M' Joseph Mace ) -r, /^ „ i- t^. i. 

M' Charles Randal } ^ <^""«" «* ^"*- 

8 Voted that M' Joseph Mace be Wood Sealer. 

If it be your minds that Every one who is owner of a Hogg In this 
Town and shall suffer it to Run freely About the town Shall pay 
ten Shillings for Every days Default y'in for use of y* Poor 

9 Voted. In the aifermative 


10 Put to Vote Whether Every Person who is owner of A Cow on this 

Place (Except M' Tuck) and Shall neglect to Carry it off from the 
Island after the 20 Day of May Next till the last of September 
Next Shall Pay for every Days fault herein the Sume of Ten Shil- 
lings for the use of the Poor of Said Place. 

1 1 Voted that Deacon William Michmore ) 

M' Henry Carter V 

M' Richard Talpey ) 

* The bracketing of Mr. Coker with the lelectmen is probably an error. 

1913] John Peirce of London 147 

By n>d] a Committee to Agree with Some one or more as They 
Shall find meet to Refit & Repair Said met in* Meating house 
and to bring in the Cost as a town Charge. 

At a legal Town Meating [iUegihW] held in The Meating House 26^ 
Day of March 1753t 

Henry Carter Chose Moderator for the Present Meating Nobody Contra- 
Samuell Abbot Town Clark 

Dieken Muchemore Henry Carter Richerd Talpey Seelact Men 
Benjaman Dammerall Constable 
Moses Coker & Daniel Grandle Tithing Men 
Cpt Robert Down & Charls Randle Cullers of fish 
Charls Miller Wood Seeler 


This is To Notify all Person that on the Ninth Instant Was taken up 
Between the Isle of Shoales & Rey A Large Gundelow (or Hay Boat) 
By John Ellenwood of the Isle of Shoales it is Soposed it came out of 
Newbury River If any one Can make a Clear Title to Said Boat : With 
Satisfying for Carying And takeing up may have it again 

Gosport Aprill the 12 1753 John Ellenwood 

[To be continued] 



Commanicated by J. Ga&dnbb Babtlbtt, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 

The first patent granted by the President and Council of New 
England to me company of Merchant Adventorers with whom the 
Plymouth colonists were associated was dated 1 June 1621,^ and 
was taken in the name of Mr. John Peirce, ** Citizen and Cloth- 
worker of London/' and his associates, *^by reason," says Gov. 
Bradford, *^of aquaintance, and some aliance that some of their 
fieinds had with him. But his name was only used in trust. But 
ulien he saw they were hear hopfully thus seated, and by y* success 
God gave them had obtained y* favour of y* Counsell of New-Eng- 
lind, he goes and sues to them for another patent of much larger 
cxtente (in their names), which was easily obtained. But he mente 
to keep it to him selfe and alow them what he pleased, to hold of 
kirn as tenants, and sue to his courts as cheefe Lord." (History 
of Plymouth Plantation, p. 167 of the edition published by the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ) This second patent was obtained 

*" Met in " is probably a trial shot at Meetins House. 

tThe entire record of this meeting is much faded, bat it stands between 1762 and 

tPablished, with an introduction by the late Charles Deane, in 4 Mau, HiH. Soc. 
0^^ Tol 2, pp. 166-163. and reprinted in various other publications. The original 
ptttnt is preserred in Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth, Mass. 

VOL. Lxvn. 10 


148 John Petree of London [April 

by Peirce 20 Apr. 1622, and is no longer extant. In that same 
year Peirce set out, in the ship Paragon^ on a voyage to New 
England, to bring relief to the colonists at Plymouth, but the ship 
was twice disabled by storms and compelled to abandon the YoyagCi 
and Peirce incurred great financial loss (t&.f pp. 166—169). 
Controversies arose between Peirce and the Adventurers, as vpfeam 
from the Eecords of the Council of New England,* and the Adven- 
turers induced him '' to assigne over y® grand patente to y* companiey 
which he had taken in his owne name, and made quite voyd our 
former grante. . . . But his imwillingnes to part with his royall 
Lordship, and y® high-rate he set it at, which was 500". which cost 
him but 50"., maks many speake and judg hardly of him.'' (/&•» 
). 168, letter from England to the Governor, dated 9 Apr. 1623. S 
t does not appear that the Adv^iturers paid the high price which 
was asked by Peirce for the surrender of this patent of 20 Apr. 
1622, and Peirce himself states that he received no consideration 
for its surrender {vide infra^ p. 152), but it is clear that the patent 
was cancelled. (Palfrey's New England, vol. 1, p. 210, note; 
Records of the Council of New England.) Peirce, however, in the 
words of Bradford, " was never quiet, but sued them in most of y* 
cheefe courts in England, and when he was still cast, brought it to 
y° Parlemente. But he is now dead, and I will leave him to y* 
Lord." ^History of Plymouth Plantation, pp. 168-169. f) 

The following Chancery Bill, preserved in the Public Record 
Office in London (Chancery Proceedings, Bills and Answers, Bundle 
P. 44, No. 43), presents Peirce's side of the dispute, with many 
interesting details not given elsewhere : 

[illegibW] May 1627 

To the right honorable S' Thomas Couentry kn* Lord Keeper of the 
great Seale of England. 

[Humbly] Complaining sheweth unto your good Lordpp Tour Orator 
John Peirce Citizen & Cloath worker of London That whereas our late 
Sou'aig [King James by] his highnes Ires Patten ta vnder the great seals 
of England bearing date the third day of Nouember in the eighteeniii jeare 
of his Maties Raigne did incorparate [Ludovic] Duke of Lenox Sb diuen 
other noble & honorable p'sons & others to the number of forty p'sons a body 
politiq & Corparate to haue succession foreu' by the name of [FresideQt 
and] Counsell established att Plimouth in the Countie of Deuon for 
the planting rueling & Gou*ning of Newe England in America And thereby 
Constituted the said Duke [of Lenox] P'^sident thereof & did therbj 
inable them to sue & be sued & purchase lands to them & to their suc- 
cesso" for euer — & to haue some C^poracon seale & to make & enackt 
lawes [and] orders both for the p'^seruacon of succession as for the better 
gouerment of the said Corparacon & such as should be afterwards admitted 
into that Company body or society & by the same Ires Pattents did giue 

•Published in the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, Apr. 24, IS67, 
pp. 91-93. See also Palfrey's New England, vol. 1, p. 210, note. 

t See also The Mayflower Descendant, vol. 5, pp. 79, 81, for mention of Peirce by 
Bradford and by Thomas Fletcher, 

1913] John Peirce of London 149 

▼nto the said Corporacon & their saccesso" the said place Called new 
England to hold of his Ma*'* as of his hono' of East Greenwich whereof 
your Snppliante hauing notice he and some others his then associats before 
the first day of June in the nineteenth yeare of his said late Ma*^ Raigne 
att his & their great Costs & Chargs had transported and did vndertake to 
transporte att his & their further Chargs diuerse p*sons to reoide <§b be as in- 
halntants or planto'* in new England aforesaid whereof a great many 
were then & there setled and abideing accordingly & thervpon the said 
p'tident db Councell by their writeing indented under scale bearing date 
aboute June in the Nyneteenth yeare of the Raigne of our said late Sou*aigne 
by & w^ their Common assent & Consent & in Consideracon of thespeciall 
traoaile Costs & paines w^ your Orato' & his associats had taken & beene 
att about therecting of a plantacon in the said new England did grante 
▼nto your said orato' & his associates & their hres Certaine p'cells of Tandes 
in the said place Called new England & diuerse p'uiledges as in the said in- 
denture is expressed w^ if the same were p'duced more p'ticulerly & att 
laige would & might appeare w^ plantaaon being in great distresse & like to 
p'ish vnlesse a p'sent supplie were speedyly made your Orato' w^ his fellowe 
aduenturers although att that tyme but fewe in number as also much dis- 
hartned through many Crosse occurrents especially in respect of a great 
loBse sustained by a shipp then lately taken & pillaged by the ffrench etc 
Tet being moued with Commisseracon of y* distressed Condicon of the said 
planters & inhabitants in that place fforraigne and vast desert each one re- 
•olued to aduenture somthing for their reliefe p'uided they might send it in 
a shipp of force able to dd^end herselfe w^^ some of monyes att first 
p'potinded to be aduentured Came so farre shorte to p'uide such a shipp as 
p'duced an impossibilitie of p'ceeding att that rate to relieue the said planto" 
in that it was not able besides necessary p'uision to p'uide fraight for aboue 
twenty tonnes of goods & thirtie passengers the fraight of all w^ came but 
one hundred & fif tie pownds w^ would scarcely pay the sailo^' wags of such 
a shipp for so long a voiage whervpon one Robert Cushman w^ the knowe- 
ledge consent & direccon of James Sherly being principall agents for the 
nq;otiation of the affaires of the said plantacon & w^ the knowledge Consent 
it direccon also of one John Thornell John Pococke <& others then aduen- 
torars db assistants of & for the said plantation Came to your said Orator 
Tpon experience of a former act of his tending to a Supplie to moue him 
joor Orato' to undertake the said voiage <& p'uide such a shipp of force as 
afonaid & in the names of the said James Sherly John Thornell John 
Poook & other the sd aduenturers & assistants & by good & sufilcient 
warrant from them agreed db p'mised to & w^ your Orator that the said 
■dnentnrers db assistants and their successo" shoulde & would giue your 
Orato' for the p'sent an ordinary p'porcon of three pownds fore the victualls 
4 tliree pownds for the passage of eu'y passenger to goe ou' in the said 
ihipp & three pownds for eu'y tonne of goods to be transported in such 
•hipp for the then p^'sent & needfull supplie of the said plantacon as also 
iHiiisoeu' loese should acrewe by the said voiage TJiat they the said 
adnenturers & associates & their successo" in generall should & would beare 
4 discharge the same and therof free <& recompence your Orat' And 
that your Orat' should not be Charged therew"* w** p*mise and agreement 
the said aduenturers & associates after wards openly Confessed in their 
pfiiUiq meeting vpon w^** your said Orato' Condescended to vndertake the 
aaid voiage w^ when the aduenturers vnderstood they manyfested great 
thankef ullnesi & seemed to be as men ou'ioyed that your Orator would vn- 

150 John jPeirce of London [April 

dertake so great a worke & p'forme so good an office for them And for 
the hastning of your Orator in the said designes in respect of his ignonuice 
in shipping the said aduentorers sent your orato' to one Robert Boome a 
shipp Carpenter to assist him in hyering a fitt shipp for the voiage but thflire 
being none att that tyme to be hired but one shipp to be sonld your Orat' told 
the said aduenturers that for the buying of a shipp he had nether skill nor 
ready mony wherypon the said aduenturers fearing your OratF would deiiit 
and goe no further in that voiage incouraged him not to giue ouer but to 
trust to the honestie & iudgement of the shipp Carpenter And as for tha 
monyes they had appointed for the frai^ht of their goods & passengers they 
would Collect it w^ great expedition uiereby the better to fumisb your 
Orato' w^ ready mony to pay for the said shipp & accordingly did CoUeet 
it & furnish him therew^ being fower hundred pownds wanting fortie ahil- 
lings or neere therabouts namely for the victualls & passage of for^ eidit 
p'sons i& for the Cariadge of thirty fine tonnes of goods & for the fnmiali- 
ing of a Surgian for the said shipp & some other small Charges & your 
Orat' also willed the shipp Carpenter to search the said shipp throughly 
& make her vndoubtebly Compleat & fitt for the said voiage AH w^ being 
donne th'affaires of the plantacon seemed to receaue a newe liffe throa|p 
the daily augmentacon of the number & resolutiones of the aduentuien 
insomuch that their former forlorne aduentures were not only aduanoed s 
marke in y^ pownde but also their supplie augmented & themselues so in- 
couraged that they builded A shipp att one & the very same tjuke Vpon 
w^^ the said aduenturers acknowledged that they might all thanke your 
Orato' for that Comfortable p*gresse as abo that had not he beene all 
had beene Confounded & to that effect wrote to the said plant** wflliog 
them so to esteeme of your Orator & retoume thankes vnto him AiiS 
all things beeing finished & the shipp ready for the said voiage your 
Orato*^ sett saile about October one thousand six hundred twenty & two 
for & towardes new England aforesaid & being come to the downes & riding 
there to Anchor the shipp in a great storme sprung a leake & your Ora- 
tor retoumed w^** her to London to mend her where your Orato' out of his 
great Care & for the p'^ucncon of all further danger of that kinde did not 
for the s])ariDg of his purse stopp that leake only but brought her into a 
dock & expended vpon her and by that occasion aboue two hundred market 
as appeareth by his accompts of the same And the first of January one 
thousand six hundred twentie & two your Orator sett saile the second 
■X tyme in the voyage aforesaid & being gonne allmost halfe the way & that 
very successfully it pleased God to raise such a tempest as that for the 
safty of the shipp goods & Hues of the poore passengers so lamentably 
Crying in that heauy dbtresse many of them being women Sc Children your 
Orator was forced by the aduicc & Common assent of the master db mai^ 
iners of <& in the said shipp to Cut the maine mast by the bord & retoume 
w"* an exceeding great losse And your Orato' Comming into the Porte of 
Portsmouth to refresh their passengers & to fitt his shipp & fumiah him* 
selfe w^ all things fitting for the p'sequution of his voiage w"* all sent a 
messenger vp to London to signifie to the said aduenturers what great di»> 
aster by the vnresistable power of God had befallen him att the hearing 
wherof they were so farre from Commisseracon & p'forming their p'mise 
in bearing all losses accrewing by the said voiage as aforsaid as that they 
endeauored to their vtmost his vtter ruine & ou'throwe ffor p'suming your 
Orato' had disbursed more then his whole estate about that Crosse voiage 
as also vnderstanding his great deieccon in respect of the hand of God 

152 John Peirce of London [April 

aforsaid w^ offers the also refused, as not being th'ends they aymed att 
And therfor seeing by their rigorous Courses they Could effect nothing A 
w^ all p'ceiuing your Orato" brother Richard Peirce was a great Comfort to 
your said Orator in his troubles The said James Sherley w^ the rest of 
the said aduenturers endeauoured to insinuate themselnes into the good 
opinion of him the said Richard Peirce p'tending vnto him great lone ynto 
your Orator And that if the said Richard would p'cure your Orato' to d^ 
liuer vpp vnto them the said aduenturers a pattent or grante w^ your Onk 
tor had takenn from the fomamed p'sident & CounceU dated the twen^- 
eth day of Aprill in the twentyeth yeare of the raigne of the said late King 
James as also his three hundred pownds aduenture & giue ou' his TCHue 
& stand to their Courtosie how well they would deale w^ your Orato' toe 
said Richard should then see their good intendments to wards your OraU/ 
and how bountifully they would deale w^ him & therevpon they drewe • 
note or writing to that effect willing the said Richard first to subscribe the 
said note thereby the better to induce your said Orato' to doe the like w^ 
being donne they sent the said note ynto your Orator to ynderwrite -it also 
w^ note when your Orator sawe he note only refused to subscribe it bat w^ 
great discontent Cancelled it & sent it them back againe yet afterwards 
in respect of their large p'testacons p'uailed w^ yo' Orat^ brother to enter 
into bond of 500^ that your Orator should deliuer ypp the fomamed pFnus- 
es absolutely into their handes & stand to their Courtosie as aforesaid no^ 
w^tanding they well knewe it was against the will & knowledge of yoor 
said Orato' by Collour of w^ bond db other the p'mises your Orat' w* bis 
shipp & goods being ynder an arrest was drawen & Compelled to assign 
ouer his said grante or pattent to the said James Sherley w^ an acknow- 
ledgement of the receipt of a valewable Consideracon when there was not 
any Consideracon att all giuen or paid for the same by Collour also of ir^ 
bond & other the p'mises they detained & doe detaine from your Onto^ 
his said aduenture of three hundred pownds w^ he would have sold to siifH 
plie his wants And also the said aduenturers went downe to Portsmoadi 
& tooke their goods out of your Orators shipp & storehouse there db oa'- 
threwe his voiage about w^ he was so greatly ingaged & damnified by 
w*^^ voiage your Orato' might vnder God haue recouped all his fonner 
losses that nether your Orator nor aduenturers needed not to haue receaned 
any losse thereby & when they had brought their ends to passe & taken all 
the forenamed p^'mises from your Orat®' w*** out any recompence or Consid- 
eracon nether yor Orato*" nor his brother Could p^'uaile w"* them to p*fonne 
their fornamed agreements & p'mises yet not denying but delaying him 
from tyme to tyme vntil att last your Orator being wearied w**^ words A 
tedious delaies for allmost the space of a yeare & well p'ceauing as he all- 
way es feared their great p'mises to your Orat** brother to be but meere 
delutions for their owne ends & his Circumuencon your Orato' yndsr- 
standing of the said aduenturers meeting togeather Came vnto them de•ie^ 
ing them to delay him no longer but finish the difference betweene them A 
for that purpose put the matter to arbitrement vnto w*** they all Cond^ 
scended saue only the said James Sherley who willed your orato' to dep'te 
the Rome & they would Consider of an answeare but Caling him in againe 
they vtterly refused to submitte thervnto Neu'theless after wards throuj[fa 
much imjx)rtunitie they were Contented & did yeald to referre thendingtSe 
difft-rencs betweene them & your Orato' vnto m' John White m' mllffl 
Warren m^ John ffarrar & m' Robert Alden but bonds being made A ex- 
pired they refused to be further bound whervpon your Orator peticoned 

1913] John Peirce of London 153 

his Matie who most graciously referred the mediacon thereof to a worthy 
Commission who were the same p'sons amongst others p'^elected on both 
sides to be arbitrato" w^ your Orato' nominated thereby to auoide all 
shewe of p'dalitie w^ Commiss** notw^^tanding all that the aduenturers 
Could say det'myned that they ought in Conscience to glue vnto your Orator 
a Competent recompence in respect of the great losses your Orato*^ had re- 
ceaaed by the hand of God as aforsaid but the said aduenturers refused to 
sabnoitt to the Censure of the Commiss" though your Orato' offered to giue 
them good securitie to stand to their award wherypon your Orator requested 
Che said James Sherley John Pocock & John Thomell in the p'sence of the 
8idd Commiss" that they would be pleased to ioyne w*^ yo' Orato' & Come 
to a speedy & iudiciall hearing in some legall Course w%ut p'traccon of 
tyme & vnnecessarie expence of monyes your Orator being poore & no 
way able to wage lawe w*** a number so many & potent vnto w^ they 
answeared your Orator they Could not tell whither they would or no where- 
upon the Commiss** surceassed to trauaile any further in the said difference 
Sl many other Courses your orator hath taken for the p'curing of a peaceable 
end & for the recou'y of the losses & damags he hath sustained by the in- 
direct & yniust dealing of the said aduenturers by w^ your Orato' hath 
beene damnified about two Thousand pownds to his vtter vndoaing by sides 
the dammags your Orato' hath sustained in his Creditt & reputacon of his 
honestie w1k> formerly liued in good repute & sett aboue one hundred people 
one worke & albeit yo** Orato' haue often in most gentill & frindly manner re- 
quested & required the said aduenturers to discharge yo** Orato" said brother 
of his said ingagem^ for your Orato' & to satisfie yo' Orator for his said 
damags sustamed by them sundry wayes in the said voiage db also to make 
good & restore ynto yo' Orat*" the benifitt of the said grant 4b pattent so 
▼nduely & w^ut yalewable Consideracon obtained & taken from your 
Orator as aforesaid according as it was then worth when it was taken from 
your Orato' & to satisfie & pay to your Orato' the said aduenture of three 
hundred powndes after the rate the same was then worth when it was so 
taken from your Orator together w^ reasonable damags for the long for- 
bearance & detaining therof the said three hundred pounds being taken 
iB withholden from yo' Orato' w^out any iust reasonable or videwable 
Cause or Consideracon whatsoeu' yet the same requests or any of them to 
doe or p*forme they the said James Sherley John Pocock Christopher 
Coulson Willm Collyar John Thomell Sc Robert Keine being the aduen* 
turers aforsaid hane refused & still doe refuse to doe Contrarie to all 
eqnitie db good Conscience for w^ neu'thelesse your Orator is remedylesse 
saue in thu Course of peticon in equity to your Lordpp & therfore the 

eiises Considered May it please your Lordpp to grante ynto your Orator 
Maties most gracious writt of Spea* to be dire^ed to the said James 
Sherley John Pocock Christopher Coulson Willm Colliar John Thomell 
4 Robert Keine & to eu'y of them thereby Commanding them & eu'y of 
them att a Certaine day and under a Certaine paine therin to be lymited 
by your Lordpp p'sonally to be and appeare before your Lordpp in his 
Hades high Court of Chancery then & there to answeare the p'mises & to 
stand & abide such order & direccon therin as your Lordpp shall think 
meete db your Orato' shall eu' pray for your Lordpp*B p'speritie 


* Abbreriation for "sabpoDna." 
fThe BAine of a clerk or the Court. 

154 T%e Englith 8herman$ [April 



By Thomas TowstxND Shwbmaw, A.B., LL3., of Bjre, K. T. 

Fob manj jeare it haa been supposed that Henry Sherman of 
Dedham, co. Essex, whose will is dated 21 Aug. 1610 (Seoisteb, 
vol. 50, p. 285), married Susan Hills, as in his will he mentions 
^Gilbert EUlls my brother in law." Susan Sherman, Henry's 
widow, in her will dated 31 Aug. 1610 (i6., p. 286), refers to **my 
brother Gilber Hilles.'' But Mr. Clarence A. Torrey of Chicago 
has discovered in the parish register of Moze, co. Essex, p. 27 of 
Crisp's edition, a record as follows : 

^^ Henry shermft & susan Lawrance were Maryed y* 14 of Jonij IdSS.** 

Moze is about ten miles southeast of Dedham. This must be the 
marriage of the Henry Sherman in question, for he also mentions in 
his will ^ my brother Lawrence of Esthorpe " (co. Essex) . Grilbert 
Hills probi^ly married a sister of Susan, Henry Sherman's wife. 
The Moze register does not show the baptism of Susan Lawrance, 
but gives the baptism of Ann, daughter of John Lawrance, 21 May 
1548, and of Thomas, son of John Lawrance, 21 May 1551. Per- 
haps Susan was a daughter of John. It also records the burial of 
Joane Hills, daughter of Gilbert Hills, 17 Dec. 1560, and the bap- 
tism of Gylbart Hill, son of Gylbart Hill, 21 Oct. 1554. There 
are other Hill entries. Several entries relate to members of the 
Gallaway iamily, and ** my cousin Edmund Gallaway " is mentioned 
in the will of Henry and in that of Susan Sherman. Henry Shep- 
man's first child Phebe, who married Simon Fenn of Dedham, was 
baptized at Dedham 1 May 1570 (Reoisteb, vol. 50, p. 415). 

The will of Thomas Wace of Eye, co. Suffolk, yeoman, dated 
22 June 1533 and proved 5 Mar. 1538 (P. C. C, CrumweD, 12), 
mentions his wife Elene, brother Simon Wace, and John, Simon's 
son, appoints Robert Kene of Thrandeston and Thomas Sherman 
of Yaxley executors, and gives to his goddaughter Dorothy Kene 
and his godson Henry Sherman a legacy of 68. 8d. each. This 
is Thomas Sherman of Yaxley, co. Suffolk, whose will is dated 20 
Jan. 1550/1 (Keqisteb, vol. 54, p. 153) ; and Henry Sherman is 
his son, afterwards of Dedham and Colchester, whose will is dated 
20 Jan. 1589/90 (t6., vol. 50, p. 281). 

An article by the late Charles A. TMiite (Registeb, vol. 51, 
p. 357) describes the tombstone in the churchyard at Dedham, 
England, of Edmund Sherman, who died in 1742, and the Sherman 
arms thereon, which are similar to those of the Yaxley Shermans, 
and states that the vicar shows an amusing letter from Gen. William 
T. Sherman about this stone. The subject of the tombstone was not 
an ancestor of the Greneral, who was descended from Edmund's 

1913] The English Shermans 155 

brother Samnel. In answer to an inquiry about the General's letter, 
his son, Hon. Philemon Tecumseh Sherman, writes as follows : 

^ 1 have no record of the story about the Dedham tombstone, but merely 
my recollection of my father's story, which was as follows : Ouce when 
especially pestered with demands upon his purse, my father received a 
letter from the Rector or Curate of Dedham, stating that the tomb of my 
father's supposed ancestor, E^dmund Sherman, in the churchyard, was out 
of repair, and asking him for a small contribution to restore it. My father 
answered impatienUy that he could not be held responsible for the tombs 
of his ancestors back to Adam, that he believed that by that time Edmund 
Sherman didn't care whether he had a tombstone or not, bat that he would 
be satisfied if his grave was undisturbed, and moreover that when he (my 
&ther) was m England, he had looked for Dedham and couldn't find it. 
That letter was written on a full sheet of paper, with the heading < Head- 
quarters, Army of the United States,' neatly filled the center of the sheet, 
and was subscribed ' W. T. Sherman, General,' and consequently was in 
the most desirable form for an autograph. In due time my Neither received 
a letter from the minister at Dedham thanking him for the letter, and 
saying that it had been sold for £2 for an autograph, which money had 
been applied towards restoring the tombstone. Doubtless I have the story 
more or less incorrectly ; but you may use it if you wish, as it is substan- 
tially true." 

A water-color emblazonment of a coat of arms, which has de- 
scended to the writer from his great-grandfather, Hon. Roger 
Sherman, who died in 1793, has beneath it this description : *' He 
beareth Or, a Lion rampant Sable between three leaves proper. 
Greet, on a wreath, a oea Lion Or, by the name of Sherman.'' 
These arms are practically the same as those of the Dedham and 
Yaxley Shermans. 

Messrs. Lea and Hutchinson have recently sent the following 
additional Sherman entries from the parish register of Dedham, co« 



650 Samuel son of Samuel and Mary Sherman 8 September. 

650 Anna daughter of Edward aud Martha Sherman 9 February [1 650/11. 

651 Ezekiel son of Ezekiel and Martha Sherman 1 February [165 1/2 J. 

652 Judeth daofhter of Samuel and Mary Sherman 5 December. 

653 John son of Daniel and Elizabeth Sherman 27 November. 
655 Esther daughter of Samuel and Mary Sherman 15 April. 

657 Samuel son of Samuel and Mary Sherman 19 July. 

658 John son of John and Susan Sherman 26 September. 

659 Sarah daughter of Samuel and Mary Sherman 28 August. 

661 Mark son of Samuel and Mary Sherman 15 November. 

662 Edmond son of Edmond Sherman the elder 6 July. 

663 John son of Samuel and Mary Sherman 25 February [1663/4]. 

664 John son of Edmund and Grace Sherman 21 August. 
666 Edmund son of Edmund Sherman junior and Mary 6 July. 
666 Martha daughter of Edmund and Grace Sherman 28 September. 

*8«e RioimB, voL 66, pp. 324-326. 


156 The English Shermans [April 

1669 Edmund son of Edmund and Grace Sherman 25 November. 

1672 Beazalel son of Nathaniel and Susanna Sherman 11 February 

1672 Mary daughter of Mr. Edmund Sherman and Sarah 12 March 


1674 Susanna daughter of Nathaniel and Susanna Sherman 18 October. 

1675 Esther daughter of Nathaniel and Susanna Sherman 6 February 


1676 Cnstian daughter of Daniel and Cristian Sherman 11 March 


1678 Elizabeth daughter of Daniel and Christian Sherman 23 July. 

1679 Anne daughter of Nathaniel and Susanna Sherman 7 December. 

1680 Henry son of Edmund and Martha Sherman 11 April. 
1680 Mary daughter of Daniel and Christian Sherman 13 May. 


1656 Henry Davy, single, and Martha Sherman, single, at Colchester 19 

1656 John Wall of Stratford in Suffolk, single, and Debora Sherman of 

this parish, single, at Colchester 24 June. 
1656 Edmond Sherman, widower, of this parish and Grace Steveni of 

Stratford, single, at Bilston 8 December. 
1658 Martin Garwood, widower, and Priscilla Sherman, single, both of 

this parish, 25 March. 

1683 William Sherman, widower, and Priscilla Garwood, widow, 11 S^ 


1 684 Joseph Nichols of St. Peter's, Colchester, and Christian Sherman of 

this parish, both single, 17 July. 
1690 Edmund Sherman of ys parish and Sarah Woodgate of East Berg- 
holt, single persons, 3 July. 

1690 George Larret and Martha Sherman of this parish, single persons, S 


1691 Libbeus Sherman, widower, and Susan Thorpe, single, both of tlui 

parish, 27 October. 
1693 Edmund Sherman, single, and Sarah Blumfield, widow, of this ptf- 
ish, 18 May. 

1693 Nathaniel Sherman and Susan Sharpe 18 January [1693/4]. 

1694 William Sherman and Sarah Sharpe 5 June. 

1697 Mr. Milton and Christian Sherman 12 October. 

1698 Parker Death and Martha Sherman 6 November. 

1712 Edmund Sherman and Sarah Burage of this parish, single peraoniy 

29 June. 
1715 Edmund Sherman, widower, and Mary Freeman 24 Janusrj 



1586 Henry son of Edmund Sherman 1 January [1586/7]. 

1650 Judeth daughter of Edward Sherman 26 November. 

1650 Anna daughter of Edward Sherman 26 February [1650/1]. 

1652 Samuel son of Samuel Sherman 9 March [1652/3]. 

1653 Ezekiel Sherman 21 January [1653/4]. 

1656 John Sherman was buried about ys time [i. e., 5 October] [tic]. 
1656 Widow of John Sherman 22 June [«tc]. 

1918] The English Shermans 157 

1656 Wife of Edmond Sherman ^< about the 8th day ** of September. 

1656 Ezekiel Sherman 9 January [1656/7]. 

1657 Daniel Sherman 31 March. 

1660 Edmond Sherman 5 February [1660/1]. 

1661 Susan daughter of Widow Sherman 28 June. 
1661 Widow of Henry Sherman 14 July. 

1661 Hannah Sherman 8 January [1661/2]. 

1663 John son of Mr. Samuel Sherman 18 March [1663/4]. 

1664 Edmond son of Edmond Sherman 25 October. 

1665 Anne Sherman 26 June. 

1674 Mr. Edm : Sherman clericus 15 December. 

1675 Nathaniel Sharman 9 April. 

1676 Nathaniel Sherman singleman 8 May. 
1680 Henry Sherman 20 October.. 

1680 Henry Sherman of Bozted 30 October. 

1681 Martha daughter of Libbeus Sherman 1 June. 
1681 Mr. Samuel Sherman 17 February [1681/2]. 

1714 Sarah wife of Edmund Sherman 26 January [1714/15]. 

1734 Mrs. Mary Sherman 31 January [1734/5]. 

1741 Mr. Edmund Sherman Goyemor* 11 January [1741/2]. 

Prof. Frank Dempster Sherman of Columbia University, who for 
several years has been accumulating a vast amount of information 
about the Sherman family » has furnished the following abstract of the 
will of Samuel Sherman, son of the above-mentioned Henry Sher- 
man of Dedham and Susan Lawrance his wife. He was the father 
of Philip Sherman, who was baptized at Dedham 15 Feb. 1610/11 
(Begisteb, vol. 24, p. 64, vol. 50, p. 416), married Sarah Odding, 
came to New England in 1634, afterwards went to Rhode Island, 
and was one of the purchasers of Aquidneck. 

The Will of Samuel Sherman of Dedham and Ardley,t co. Essex, 
20 January 1615/16. To Philipp my well beloved wife lands . . . m the 
parish of Dedham. To Henry my sonne, after decease of my wife, my 
customary messuage, called Hardinges in Dedham, where Thomas Cole 
now dwell eth, together with 2 acres nearby, and two fields, one of them 
lying next the Heathe called Dedham Heath (about 4 acres) and the other 
Iving between last-recited field and a close or field called Poppes field 
^aboat 4 acres). To Phillipp my sonne and to Samuel my sonne, after 
of my wife, all that messuage or dwelling house wh^ was some 
^jnme John Wrenches, where I late dwelt in Dedham. Further to son 
Mmuel, after the decease of my wife, all that orchard lying at the east 
end of the bam therewith, one close called Poppes field (about 4 acres), 
and one close called Bushie field, parcel of the tenement Hardings adjoining 
to the nether end of the said Popes field, and seven roods of meadow in a 
place in Dedham called Coxpittes. To Phillipp my sonne, after decease 
of my wife, five closes of land ... in the tenure and possession of Lionel 
Cheute (about 8 acres), parcel of lands late John Wrenches. To Mary 
and Martha my daughters, to either of them £40 at age of twenty years. 
To wife Philipp all household goods. Philipp, my ^e, and John TJpp- 

* ProhAblr goTernor of the local fframmar-iohool. 
t Ardleigh u about 21 milet loutfiweit of Dedham. 

158 JPrince- Wood and BrenUm Bible Records [April 

cheire of Dedham, my brother-in-law, to be executors. To the poor ol 
Ardley 158. To Mr. John Rogers of Dedham 20s. "Witnesses : Bob'ft 
Warde, Henry Sharman, John Ward, Ezeckiell 8herm% George Hudson. 
Nathaniel Hecksor of Ardley, yeoman, overseer. Proved 2 March 1615/16, 
^'iuramento Johniis Upcher, executoris &c et Jacobi Thwaites, peoxis 
Phillippa Sherman etc. Executrice dbc" (Archdeaconry of Colchester, 
1585-1614, Cooke, 31.)* 

The following is an abstract of the will of Faith Sherman, widow 
of William of Ipswich who died 1 June 1583 and whose will is 
dated 28 May 1583 (Begisteb, vol. 54, p. 158). 

The Will of Faith Sherman of Ipswich, widow, 12 September 1605. 
Son John, son-in-law Christopher Ballard, grandchild Rob^ Duck when 
twenty-one, daughter Margaret Duck, daughter Faith Ballard, and son 
John's wife. To grandchildren William, John, Cave, and Thomas Sher- 
man, four sons of John, £5 each when twenty-one. To grandchildren Amy 
and Faith Browne £10 each when twenty-one. To John, Tobias, and 
Elizabeth, children of daughter Ballard. Son Richard, and daughtei4ih 
law, wife of Richard Sherman. Executors : nephew Mr. John Lany, son 
John, and Christopher Ballard. Supervisors: John Lany, Esq., and 
Thomas Clenche, Esq. Witnesses: Bass Lany, Anthony Morse, and 
others. Proved 6 May 1607. (Bishop's Court, Norwich.) 


Communicated by Taisr Wood, Esq., of New Orleans, La. 


The Bible from which the following record has been copied was 
published in 1716, and was at one time owned by Isaac Prince of 
Newport, R. I., who died in 1719. f The Bible afterwards passed 
by marriage into the possession of Caleb Godfrey of Newport, and 
when his daughter Elizabeth Godfrey was married to Capt. Pel^ 
Wood of Newport, it came into the latter's hands. Capt. Peleg 
Wood married first the above-mentioned Elizabeth Godfrey, secondty 
Mary Wickham, and thirdly Mrs. Margaret Cooke. In the Wood 
family the Bible descended to the late Commander John Taylor 
Wood, C. S. Navy, a grandson of President Zachary Taylor. Comr 
mander Wood, who had married and lived in the Soudi, served in 
the Civil War on the staff of his uncle by marriage, Jefferson Dar 
vis, and commanded the Tallahassee. After the war he found an 
asylum at Halifax, N. S., where he died in 1904. The Bible is now 
in the possession of Commander Wood's daughters. 

The Woods of Newport, unlike their Brenton, Wickham, and 

*Thi8 will is sealed with a seal which seems to be the sea-lion of the Shermma 

t Isaac Prince of Hull, Mass., son of Elder John, married Marj Turner, and had a 
ton Isaac, bom 9 Oct. 1682 (Hull Vital Records, p. 81). Whether this last-mentfonad 
Isaac was the Isaac of Newport who owned the Bible has not yet been determined. 

1913] JFVtnce- Wood and Brenton Bible Records 159 

iburton kindred {vide infra^ p. 161) , took service on the side 
of the Colonies in the Revolution. 

The record in this Bible is in a somewhat mutilated condition. 
Words that are missing in the text have been restored, so far as 
possible, either from information afforded bj the context or from 
other authentic records, all such words being enclosed within brack- 
ets. Brackets are also used to enclose the numbers of the pages of 
the original record. 


[I* was] maryed to Abigaill Chapman ye 9 day of [August 1708] 

We lived to gether five years and 2 months and six days Shee died ye 16 

day of October 1713 a fry day Night abought Tenn of ye Clock. Shee 

was abought 22 years of her Age. 
The first childe I had by her was a son Heavy [nc] Bom ye 17 or 18 Day 

of Aprill 1711 and Hied ye Same Day. 
My Daughter Abigaill Prince Was Bom ye 16 Day of May In ye year of 

oore Lord 1712 
I was Maryed to Elesabeth Painef ye 30 Day of January 1717/8. I 

lived a Widower 4 years 3 Mounths. 
Caleb Godfrey and Abigail Prince was maryed October ye 8^ 1730 
My son Caleb Godfrey was bom May ye 15^ 1732 Munday at } after 

12 of [ye] Clock at noon 

Abigail Plrince was bom May ye 16 1712 

[Caleb Go&ey] & Abigail Prince was Maryed [October ye 8^ 1]730 
'My son Cale]bJ Godfrey was bom May ye 15"* {muiilaitd^ \ after 

12 d§ noon 
[My daughter Ab]igail Godfrey was bom Jan ye 10"* \fnuXilaied\ nine 

Munday morning 
[My son Isaac Prin]ce Godfrey was born May ye 25"* {mulxlaitd^ Fryday 

[Hy son John Godfr]ey was born September ye 2"* 1740 \mut\laUi\ 

«tday noon 
[Ify daughter E]lisabeth Godfrey was bom \mviilaitd'\ Saterday Between 

6 & 7 in ye morning \jnul%iitiid\ 1742 
[Hy daughter Ma]ry Godfrey was bom April \mui\laitd^ d§ \ after Twelve 

or one oclock 
[Hy daughter Ruth] Godfrey was bom April \mui\latjed\ Wednesday at 12 

tt noon 
[Hy daughter Lydia] Godfrey was bom July \m\ililaJUd ] half after nine 

in ye morning 

* Imac Princd. 

t After the death of Isaac Prince ia 1719 ahe married (2) 12 Jan. 172V0 Samuel 

\ In the registers of Trinity Church, Newport, the following baptisms are recorded, 
tU names of the parents of those baptized not appearing : Caleb GodArev, 29 May 
1712; Abigail Godfrey, 6 Feb. 1737; John Godfrey, 12 Oct. 1740; Elizabeth Godfrey, 
198ept. 1742; Blary Godfrey, 14 Apr. 1745; Ruth Godfrey, 8 May 1746; Lydia God- 
VST, 5 Aug. 1750 ; William Godfrey. 26 July 1762. The record of the baptism of Isaac 
cnnee Godfrev cannot be found in the Trinity Church registers; but from this bap- 
^^•Bial record it is possible to supply the missmg names of the other children whose 
^Mi are recorded in the Bible. 
\ Ptrhapt intended for «« at." 

160 Prince' Wood and JBrenion Bible Hecorde [April 

[M^ son William] Godfrey was bom July ye 8^ 1752 ImuUlaied] after 
imiUiicUed [Grodfjrey I)ec[ea8ed] mtUilated] 

[ The left side and the foot ofthie page have been tarn off,"] 


Feleg Wood was Married to Elizabeth Godfrey [18^] Day of January 

My son William Wood was bom April 6 half a hoar after six odoek 

Fryday evening 1764 
My son Peleg Wood was bom April 21 Three quarters after Nine odock 

Monday Evening 1766 
My son John Wood was bom April 25^ half after Ten odock Taesday 

morning 1770 
My son Joseph Wood was bom Sept 6^ half after seven ododc Hinsday 

morning 1772 
My son Godfrey Wood was born Ma [^mutikOed] after Eleven at night on 

Monday 1775 
My daughter Betsy Wood was bom [ November 28*** 1779*] Betweoi 

six & seven odock Sunday 
My Wife Elizabeth Wood Departed [this life] Febuary 8"" 1785 between 

Ten & [Eleven oclock ?] Thursday morning A[ged 42 years andj 5 

Caleb Godfrey Departed this [^mutilated] on Saturday half after Twdve 
My daughter was bom Ma ^mutilated'] at night 17 [^mutilated] still Boi[n] 


Isaac Prince Godfrey & Penelope [Pelham] Cowley was marryed March 

the six 1765 
Ruth Sweet Departed this life January 27"^ 1782 on Sunday morning half 

after Ten oclock aged Thirty Four years and Nine months. 
'My] mother Mary Woodf Departed this life Imutilatedy^ 1784 
'Peleg] Wood was married to Mary [Wickham] August 17 1786 
'My daugh]ter Mary Wood wash born [July 18 1787*] Thursday evening 
'My son B.] W. Woodt wash born September \^miUikUed [1790] mn- 

tilated] Eight in the evening 
[My wife Mary] Wood departed this life [September 9 1790 Sa]turday 

morning half [jntUHcUed] Aged Thirty four years 

[About tlie middle of the Bible, on the margin at the bottom of a page, 
are these two lines.] 
P. Wood§ Born March 3"^ 1741 
P. Wood Married to Margret Cooke April 2™* 1797 

• Date of birth supplied from baptismal record, Trinity Charch, Newport, wbieh 
reads : **Aug. 15 1787 Elizabeth daughter of Peleg and Elizabeth Wood (bom Not. 
28, 1779) nnd Mary daughter of said Peleg and Mary his wife, bom July 18*^ 1787- 
Sponsors, Thomas Wickham, Ilauna Wickham, Sarah Wickham and Lydia Stevenson.** 
Arnold, therefore, in Vital Records of Rhode Island, vol. 10, p. 635, gives the Trinity 
Church record incorrectly when he represents both these daughters (Elizabeth ana. 
Mary) of IWa^ Wood as nis daughters by his wife Elizabeth, whereas, although tho 
two were baptized on the same da^, one was by his deceased wife Elizabeth Godfrejf 
and the other by his then living wife Mary Wickham. 

t Mother of Peleg Wood, one of the owners of the Bible. 

X The registers ot Trinity Church, Newport, show the baptism. 28 Sept. 1790, oi 
Benjamin Wickham Wood, son of Peleg and Mary Wood, and the barial, i9 Jan. 181J» 
of Wickham Wood, aged 22. 

$ Peleg Wood, one of the owners of the Bible* 

1913] OenecUogiecd Research in England 161 


The Brenton Bible, from which the following brief record has 
been copied, was owned by William Brenton of Newport, R. I., a 
brother of Bear- Admiral Brenton of the British Navj and an uncle 
of Sir Jahleel Brenton, both natives of Newport. He belonged to 
a Loyalist or Tory family, 'and the Wickhams, his wife's family, were 
also Loyalists. The dates of the births of William Brenton's chil- 
dren show that towards the close of the Revolution he left New- 
port, and after a sojourn in New York proceeded to Halifax, N. S. 
The Bible afterwards passed into the possession of the Wood family, 
and descended to the late Commander John Taylor Wood, the owner 
of the Prince- Wood Bible. 

Jack -son of William & Frances Brenton bom 28^ Augast 1782 Wednes- 
day at N. York. 
William Brenton married to Frances Wickham daughter of Capt Benj. 

Wickham^ Newport Rhd. Island. 24"» Feb. 1779 by the Rev. Mr. James 

14**» Feb 1780 a son— still born at Newport Rd. Is. 
28^ August 1782 Jack Brenton bom N. York Wed 4 Odk 
16**» April 1784 WiUiam " " at HaUfax Fryday 1 Oclk 

2"* July 1786 Benj. Wickham Brenton bom at Halifax Sunday Eve 7 

Oclk— Died S"* Aug 1786 Thursday 
William Brenton departed this life April the 17^ 1804 in the 55 year of 

his age 
Benj. Wickhamf departed this life January the 16 - 1804 in 57 year of 

bis age 
Sarah WoodJ Departed Widow of the late Capt. William Wood departed 

this life Feb 6^ 1838 in the 78 year of her age 


Contribated by Mist Elziabsth Frbnoh, and commanicated by the Committee on 

Snglish Research 

[Continaed horn page 48] 


The Will of William Robinson of Tenterden in the Coanty of Kent, 
bosbandman, 26 Jane 1625. To my son William Robinson all my hos- 
^drj tools, a bed furnished, one acre of wheat next to the wood in a 
^d containing four acres, and 208. If he be not satisfied but claim £10 
which I partly promised him, then he shall have bat 10s. of the above be- 
hest, the rest to be given to my wife Constance. To my daughter Eales 

* Afterwards colonel, and speaker of the Rhode Island Honse of Deputies. Frances 
*^ickham was a ds^oghter bj nis second wife, Mary Gardner. 

tCol. Benjamin Wickham, an officer in the English army, son of Col. Benjamin and 
wr (Gardner) Wickham. 

t roundest child of Col. Bei^amin and Mary (Gardner) Wickham. Her hnsband. 
^Pt. WiUiam Wood, was a son of Peleg Wood (one of the owners of the Prince- Wood 
^^le) and his wife Eliiabeth GodArey. ( Fids f^pra, p. 160.) 

162 CfenecUogieal Besearch in England [AV^ 

Wilverden Gs. 8d., and to her two children John and Elizabeth Wilyerden 
48. each. To my daughter Lidia Robinson £5 at her age of twenty-one 
or day of marriage, and if she die before said age, reversion to my soo 
William and my wife Constance, equally divid^ Tlie residue of my 
goods and chattels to my wife Ck)nstance, whom I make my executrix. 
Witnesses: Nathaniel Tilden,* William Glover, John Huckstepp, and 
Robert Hafi^den. Proved 8 June 1626 by the relict and executrix 
named in the will. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, voL 65, fo. 168.) 

Austen Entries in the Parish Registers of Tbntbrdsn, co. ElEXTt 


1628 Marie daughter of Jonas Austen 24 August 

1629 Jonas son of Jonas Austen 28 February [1629/80]. 
1682 Mary daughter of Jonas Austen 5 August. 

1626 Jonas Austen and Constance Robinson 22 January [1626/7]. 

1629 Mary daughter of Jonas Austen 18 December. 

Austen Entries in the Parish Registers and TrakscriptsI 
OF Staplehurst, CO. Kent, 1588-1680 

1588 Yden daughter of Ja[me8] Austen christened 18 November. 

1539 Annes wife of Jamys Awsten buried 11 September. 

1541 Poenall son of Jamis Austin christened 2 February [1541/2]. 

1543 John son of James Austen christened 19 August. 

1543 John son of James Austen buried 19 August. 

1543 William Asten and Jone Longle married 28 January [1548/4]. 

1544 Thomas Asten and Jone Pyckkynden virgin married 27 July. 
1544 Percy vail son of Wyllyam Asten christened 1 November. 
1544 Thomas son of Jamis Asten christened 12 November. 

1544 Stephen Asten and Margaret Wrigley "yongfolkes" married 18 

1544 Willyam son of Stephen Asten christened 19 November. 
1544 percyvall son of William Asten buried 21 November. 
1544 Wyllyam son of Stephen Asten buried 1 January [1544/5], 

1544 Wyllyam Asten and Margery Symon "yong folkes" married 26 

January [1544/5]. 

1545 John son of Thomas Asten christened 15 July. 
1545 Simon son of William Asten christened 18 October. 

1545 Robert Asten servant buried 21 February [1545/6]. 

1546 Katherin daughter of Stephen Asten christened 16 May. 

1546 Symon son of Williyam Asten "about ij yeres off age" buried 21 

B^ebruary [1546/7]. 

1547 Richard son of Stephen Asten christened 28 February [1547/8]. 

1548 Roberth sou of Thomas Asten christened 28 May. 

•Emigrant to New England, Mar. 1634/5. 

t Between 1W4 and 1640 there are over Wo hundred Austen entries in the Tente^ 
den registers; but none except those given here appear to apply to the emigrant 
Jonas Austen or his family. 

X From registers to 1596 ; from trantcripta to 1627. 

1913] Oenealogicdl Research in England 163 

1548 Roberth son of Thomas Asten buried 31 May. 

1549 Thomas son of Thomas Asten taylor christened 23 June. 
L549 Richarde son of James Asten chnstened 1 January [1549/50]. 
1549 Edward son of Stephen Asten laborer christened 21 February 


1549 Godlif wife to James Asten buried 21 February [1549/50]. 
L550 Margaret wife of Stephen Asten buried 2 May. 

1550 Edward son of Stephen Asten laborer .born 21 February last past 

buried 4 August. 

1551 '^ Was Maried Stevyn Asten Widoer unto Elsabetht bassocke syngle- 

woma' "16 November. 

1552 ELateryn daughter of Thomas Awsten christened 3 June. 

1552 Joanne daughter of Stevon Awsten christened 1 January [1552/3]. 

1553 Christoffer son of Thomas Awstin christened 20 March [1553/4]. 

1554 " The xvi day of July was Chrystened Gerves Austin the Sonne of 

Stepefane Austen.*' 
1554 James son of James Austin [christened?] 16 July. 

1556 John Reder child of James Asten christened 28 July. 

1557 Margery daughter of stevyn Asten christened 26 March ; godfather 

Robert Bassock, godmothers Elizabeth Carter and Tomsyn Borag. 
1557 Agnes daughter of Alexander Berye christened 24 June ; godfather 

John Austen, godmothers Agnes Vyny and Katherine Gararde. 
1557 " Humatum corpus Stephani Asten " 1 7 November. 

1559 James Asten widower and Agnes Merian born at Boughton quarrie 

married 12 February [1559/60]. 

1560 Laurence son of Laurence Asten christened 19 July. 
1560 Laurence son of Laurence Asten christened 30 August. 

1560 Angus tyne supposed son of James Asten and Deonice Hughes single- 

woman christened 1 December. 

1561 W'illm Eden and Elizabeth Asten widow married 14 January 

[1561/2]. . 

1562 Rycharde Awsten a child buried 5 January [1562/3]. 

1564 Walter son of Thomas Austen christened 10 Septeml)er. 

1565 Henry son of James Austen christened 12 August. 

1565 Myghell Draner and Agnes Austin widow of the parish of Louse 
[Looze] married 25 November. 

1565 Margery Asten **a yong mayden*' buried 13 January [1565/6]. 

1566 James Austen an householder buried 29 January [1566/7]. 
1570 Walter son of Thomas Austen buried 30 August. 

1572 Persyvall Austyn and Bennytt Selye "yoog folke" married 8 June. 

1572 Mary daughter of Percyvall Asten christened 22 February [1572/3]. 

1572 mary daughter of Persyvall Asten buried 4 March [1572/3]. 

1573 elsebeth daughter of Persyvall Austin* christened 20 December. 

1574 James son of Persyvall Austen christened 4 September. 
1577 Margery daughter of George Austen christened 1 September. 
1577 Margaret daughter of Thomas Austen christened 15 September. 

1579 Henry Harris and Johau Austin ** yonge ffoike " married 25 October. 

1580 Thomas son of Thomas Austin christened 17 April. 

1582 Thomas son of Thomas Austen " the yonger " buried 7 July. 
1582 Judith daughter of Thomas Austin the younger christened 25 De- 

*Th« orifcinal old-paper register gives this sumanie an Garbjtt, bat the sarname 
Aastin is found in a parchment copy of the original register. 


164 Cfenedlogical Research in England {Av^ 

1584 Joan daughter of Greorge Angten diristened 29 Mardi. 

1584 ^ Octobris 26 wear marjed Jemas Austen ^ 'Matj Baieocke jobs 

1584 William the son of Thomas Austen the elder buried 3 FebnutfT 


1584 Elizabetn the base-bom diild of Jone Austen buried 3 Febraarj 


1585 Mary daughter of Jeruis Austen christened 29 August. 

1585 Rychard Austen and Mary Hawkes married 20 December. 

1586 Jeames son of George Austine christened 8 May. 
1586 William son of Richard Austin christened 3 July. 
1586 Elisha son of Thomas Austein christened 25 September. 
1586 Elisha son of Thomas Austen buried 13 October. 

1586 Stephen son of Jeruas Austen christened 26 February [1586/71. 

1587 A woman child of Rychard Austine buried unchristened 19 Maith 


1588 Alysander Snode and Mary Awstyn ''yonge folkes'' married 10 


1589 Cateryn daughter of Jerrys Awsten christened 6 ApriL 
1589 Cateryn daughter of Jenrys Awsten buried 9 April. 
1589 Olde Thomas Awsten householder buried 12 April. 
1589 Marye daughter of Rychard Awsten christened 27 April. 

1589 Jone wife of George Awsten buried 22 March [1589/90]. 

1590 ISIarye daughter of Jenrys Awsten christened 5 April. 

1590 Benett wife of Thomas Awsten of Leedes buried 2 Janoarj 


1591 George ye son of an harlot and ye mother saith ye son of Jerrji 

Awsten christened 28 October. 

1591 Thomas son of Richard Awsten christened 31 October. 

1591 Marye wife of Rychard Awsten buried 27 January [1591/2]. 

1591 Tearsye and Denys daughters of Jervys Awsten christened 13 Feb- 
ruary [1591/2]. 

1591 Tearsye daughter of Jervis Awsten buried 16 February [1591/2]. 

1592 Jone Awsten an ancient widow buried 16 May. 

1593 Thomas son of Rychard Awsten buryed 19 September. 
1593 Isbell daughter of Jervys Awstin christened 17 November. 
1596 John son of Jarvis Austyne christened 15 August. 

1598 " Jonas the soddc of Gervis Austen " christened 3 December. 

1599 Susanna daughter of James Austin christened 23 March [1599/1600] 

1600 iiuried a still-born child of Jarvis Austin 21 March [1600/1]. 
1602 Jonne daughter of James Austine christened 9 January [1602/3]. 
1605 Sewsan daughter of Jervis Austin christened 4 July. 

1607 Mildred daughter of Jervis Austin christened 2 August. 
1610 Marie wife of Jarvis Austine buried 12 May. 
1610 Jarvis Austine buried 5 June. 

1625 Gilles Cocket and Patience Austin widow married 15 July. 

1626 Samuel son of George Austine christened 2 November. 

1626 Richard Austine and widow Aiherst married 28 November. 

1627 Samuel son of George Austine buried 10 December. 

1627 Stt'phen Austine housekeeper buried 14 January [1627/8]. 

[On the foregoing will and entries and on the records of Taunton, ll«fi*^ 
the following Austen pedigree is based : 

166 Genealoffical Research in England [April 

at Taunton 22 Apr. 1667. He married secondly, 14 Dec. 1667, 
Frances Hill of ^^onckite." Jonas and Constance Austen with 
their children sailed for New England in the Hereulu in Mar. 
Children by first wife, baptized at Tenterden : 

i. Mart, bapt. 24 Aug. 1628 ; bar. at Tenterden 18 Dec. 1629. 

11. Jonas,* bapt. 28 Feb. 1629/30; came to New England with his 
parents ; d. at Taunton, Mass., 10 May 1676. Cliildren, bom at 
Taunton, Mass. : 1. Esther^ b. 8 Jan. 1662. 2. Jfary, b. 12 May 
1668. 8. Sarah, b. 4 Nov. 1665. 4. Jonah, b. 17 Aug. 1667. 6. 
John.h. 1 July 1671. 

ill. Mary, bapt. 6 Aug. 1682 ; came to New England with her pcurents. 

— E. F.] 


The Will of William Bassockb Senior of Staplehurst in the Conn^ 
of Kent, yeoman, 22 October 1595. To the parish church of Staplehurst 
Ss. 4d. To my wife Mary all such moveable goods and household goods 
as were hers before we were married, £10 to be paid in two years, and 15s. 
a year to be paid for said two years, she entering into a bond of £30 not 
to make any claim on my lands for dowry. To my daughter Isabell Ss. 
4d. To my daughter Mary 3s. 4d. and certain household goods. To my 
daughter Anne £9 at her age of one and twenty years or day of marriage. 
To my daughter Dorothy £9 at her age of twenty years or day of mar- 
riage. If either die before said time, they are to have power to leave it 
to such brothers and sisters as they think fit. To my daughter Mary an 
annuity of 20s., to be paid by my three sons, John, William, and Robert 
Bassocke, each paying 6s. 8d. If my said daughter Mary or her husband 
Jarvis Austen sell the annuity or make any claim on any of my lands, the 
annuity is to cease. To my son John Bassocke and his heirs £13. Gs. 8d. 
To my sons John, William, and Robert Bassocke all my lands in Staple- 
hurst in fee simple. I forgive to Jarvis Austen and Mary his wife all such 
debts as they owe me and from me unjustly detain, on condition that they 
keep themselves quiet and live peaceably with mine executors and the rest 
of my children. And if they be contentious, then I give all such sums as 
they owe me to my executors. All the residue of my goods, moveables, and 
chattels to my sons William Bassocke and Robert Bassocke, whom I make 
my executors. Overseers : John Buckhurst and Thomas Symons of Staple- 
hurst. [Signed] William Bassocke senior signu*. Witnesses: James 
Bixer, Not. Pub : , Robert Marrant, John Mount, the marke of William 
Bassocke, the marke of Edward Bassocke. Proved 31 January 1596/7 
by the executors named in the will. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 
51, fo. 76.) 

Bassock Entries in the Parish Registers and Transcripts 
OP Staplehurst, co. Kent, 1538-1 630t 

1542 Rychard Andrew and Jone bassokke married 8 October. 

1543 thomas son of Raff Bassocke buried 17 November. 

1545 Raffe Bassocke howseholder buried 20 May. 

1546 Robert Shed water from Salerst [Salehurst, co. Sussex] and Johan 

Bassocke widow of Raffe bassocke married 8 November. 

* Called Jonah Asten the second {alias Junior) in the records of Taunton, Mass. 
fFrom registers to 1696; from transcripts to 1630. 

1913] Otnealogicai Research in England 167 

1546 John son of Annes Baasocke single woman christened 19 January 

1549 Elisaheth the second child of Agnes Bassok single woman christened 

16 March [1549/501. 
1551 ^' was maried William hassock synglema' nnto Agnes aharow syngle- 

woman" 18 October. 
1551 ^ Was Maried Stevyn Asten Widoer onto Elsabetht bassocke syngle- 

woma' '' 16 November. 
1555 Raulf son of William Bassocke christened 8 April. 

1555 Wjllyam Bassokes wife churched 12 May. 

1556 Joanna daughter of William Bassocke christened 11 February 

[1556/7] ; godfather Andrew Humden, godmother Editha Bas- 
socke and E^rothey Nubery. 

1558 Joanna Bassock widow buried 11 January [1558/9]. 

1561 Robert son of William Bassocke christened 6 July. 

1561 Robert son of William Bassocke burid 28 July. 

1562 Edward Bassake and Myldred Graylyng '^yong folke" married 11 


1562 ^' ther was baptysed marye ye daughter of willyam bassoke " 8 No- 

1568 William son of Edward Basoke christened 29 August. 

1563 Elsebeth daughter of Agnes Bassoke buried 17 March [1563/4]. 

1564 John son of Edward Bassake christened by the midwife at home 

buried 5 October. 

1565 James son of Wyllm Bassoke christened 10 June. 

1565 Wyllm the sonne of Willyam Basoke an infant buried 14 December. 

1565 Thomas son of Edward Bassoke christened 10 February [1565/6]. 

1566 Agnes wife of Wyllm Bassoke buried 12 April. 

1567 Wyllyam Bassoke and Dorethie Graylyng married 13 July. 

1567 Elyzabeth daughter of Edwarde Bassoke christened 14 December. 

1568 Isbell daughter of Willyam [Bass]oke christened 16 May. 

1568 John Pyc^enden (the base son of Agnes Basoke) and Elsebeth 
Kytchynam '' yong folke " married 6 December. 

1568 Elsebeth daughter of Edward Bassoke infant buried 20 January 


1569 Mary dangkter ^f Edward Bassoke christened 15 January [1569/70]. 

1570 Thomas son of John Pyekenden alies Bassoke christened 23 ApriL 
1570 John son of Willm Bassoke christened 29 October. 

1572 Robert son of Edward Bassoke christened 16 November. 

1575 Willyam son of Willyam Bassoke christened 10 April. 

1576 Creture daughter of Edward Bassocke buried 22 January [1576/7]. 

1577 Anne daughter of Willyam Bassoke ^ehristened 24 April. 
1579 Dorothe ^ughter of Edward Bassoke christened 9 August. 

1581 ^^ w™ Bassocke beinge very syck is lycenced this tyme of lent by the 
space of ziiij days to eate flesh for the restorynge of his health ** 
3 March [1581/21. 

1583 Dorothy daughter of Willia' Bassocke christened 1 ApriL 

1583 Dorotliy wife of Willia' Bassock buryed 16 September. 

1584 Balf Bassocke and Jane Pearson ^* yong folke ** married 19 July. 
1584 ** Octobris 26 wear maryed Jeruas Austen & Mary Bassocke yong 

1584 a young woman the wife of Ralf Bassock buryed 21 January [1584/5]. 
1589 Sam daughter of Wyllyam basocke christened 21 December. 

168 Genealogical Iie$earch in Snglani [^9^ 

590 WyllTftm Basooke and Maiye Baker widow miiTridd 16 October. 

591 Thomas Symon and Elyzabeatlie BaMOck married 3 ttaj. 

592 Edward son of Wyllyam Basocke the joangeir ehriitteiied 81 Jam* 
ary [1592/3], 

594 Jone daughter of John Basocke householder [?3 dirirtened 19 Jaa- 
nary [1594/5]. 

595 Joane daughter of Wm Bassocke the elder boried 81 Joly. 

595 Agnes daughter of Robte Bassocke ciniatened dl Ai:^»t. 

596 Ann wife of Bassoke [ne] buried 8 May. 
596 William son of William BassclLe the yoancer christened 19 AngiuL 

596 Annes danghter of Robert Bassoke boryed 8 October. 

597 William son of William Bassocke the elder a child buried 24 July. 
597 Walter son of William Bassocke Jnn. christened 11 Mtateh [1597iB]. 

600 Elizabeth daughter of Willia' Bassock the yoonger dbrisleiiea 18 
January [1600/1]. 

601 Denis wife of William Bassods the elder buried 10 July. 
601 Thomas son of William Bassock the elder buried 16 Jidy. 

601 William Bassock the elder and Joane Edwardes married 9 Novraiber. 

602 Susan daughter of John Bassock christened 5 September. 
602 Isabell daughter of William Bassocke the younger ehrbtened IS 

March [1602/8]. 

608 William son of William Bassock the elder diristened 15 ^anmy 

604 Margot daughter of John Bassacke christened 9 September. 

607 John son of John Bassack christened 18 December. 

607 Elizabeth danghter of William Bassock the younger buried 81 Jan- 
uary [1607/8]. 

607 Michaell daughter of William Bassock the younger buried 25 Feb^ 
ruary [1607/8]. 

607 Thomas son of William Bassock the elder christened 18 Mairii 

618 Richard Bassock and Elizabeth Smith married 21 June. 

618 William son of William Bassock Jun. christened 22 Januaxy 

614 Thomas son of William Bassock buried 28 May. 

615 John son of William Bassock Sen. [christened ?] 5 December. 
626 A stiU-bom child of William Bassock buried 22 April. 

626 William Bassocke buried 21 NoYember. 

627 John Bassocke buried 7 December. 
680 John Shankfield and Sewsanna Bassock married 22 June. 

[From the foregoing will and entries the following Bassock ped^gvee 
has been compiled : 

1. Raff or Ralfe Bassock of Staplehurst, co. Kent, bom probahly 
about 1500, was buried at Staplehurst 20 May 1545. He married JoHAVy 
who suryived him and married secondly, at Staplehurst, 8 Not. 1546^ 
Robert Shedwater of Salehurst, co. Sussex* Ralfe Bassock was probaUljr 
the father of the following children : 

i. Thomas, bur. at Staplehurst 17 Not. 1548. 
8. 11. William. 

ill. EuzABBTH, m. at Staplehurst 16 Nov. 1551 STXYsr Asnax, (VU* 

9upra^ p. 165.) 
iy. Sdwabd, m. at StH>lehurst 11 Oct. 1562 Mni>BW> QftATumH iMl 

had issue. 

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2. WiLLfAM Bassook of Stapleharsti yeoman, the testator of 1595, 
bom probably about 1525, died, probably at Staplehorst, between 
22 Oct. 1595 and 31 Jan. 1596/7. He married first, at Staplehorst, 
18 Oct. 1551, Agnes Abarow, who was boned at Staplehurst 12 
April 1566; secondly, at Staplehurst, 13 July 1567, Dorotht 
Grayling, who was buried at Staplehurst 16 Sept. 1583; and 
thirdly, at Staplehurst, 16 Oct. 1590, widow Mart Bakbr. 
Children by first wife, baptized at Staplehurst : 

L Half, bapt. 8 Apr. 1(»55 ; m. at Staplehurst 19 July 1584 Ianv Pear- 
son, bur. there 21 Jan. 1684/5. 

ti. Joanna^ bapt. 11 Feb. 1556/7; bur. at Staplehurst 21 July 1595. 

iii. Robert, bapt. 6 July 1561 ; bur. at Staplehurst 28 July 1561. 

It. Mary, bapt. 8 Nov. 1562; m. at Staplehurst 26 Oct. 1584 Jarvis 
Austbv; bur. there 18 May 1610. ( Vide mpra^ p. 165.) 

▼. Jambs, bapt. 10 June 1565. 

▼L William, ^* infant,** bur. 14 Dec. 1565. [Is this the viear's error for 

Children by second wife, baptized at St^ehnrst : 

Til. Isabel, bapt. 16 May 1568. 

Till. John, bapt. 29 Oct. 1570; m. and had issue. 

ix. WiLUAM, bapt. 10 April 1575 ; m. and had issue. 

X. Robert, date of birth unlmown ; mentioned la 1595 In his father*8 

will, of whieh he was one of the executors, and theief ore then of 

ag^ ; m. and had children as early as 1595. 
xl. Anne, bapt. 24 Apr. 1577. 
xii. Dorothy, bapt. 1 Apr. 1588. 

— E. F.] 


The Win o! Garard Johnson of the parish of our lady of Bredman of 
the City of Canterbury, ^ Byerbmar,^ 16 August 1506. To be buried 
in the churchyard of Holy cross next to my children. To the high altar 
of the said church of Bredman 6s. 8d. To the making of a new cross of 
aOTcr in the chnrch of Bredman 40d. To the friars obserrants in Canter- 
Iwry three barrels of double beer and three barrels of single beer. To 
the reparation of the body of the church of Holy Cross 10s. For masses 
and dirges at the two churches 40s. and 7 marks. To wife Wylmyn £20. 
To CFcry of my sons, namely, l^chard, WUliam, and Robert, 10 marks 
each at twdity-one years. To the lord of St. Kat'yn in Coleyn 5 marks 
I owe him. To my daughter Johan 2Ss. 4d. The residue of my goods 
to wife Wylmyn, whom with John Man I make executors, and to the lat- 
ter 20s. Overseer : William Megge, and to him 10s. Witnesses : Alexan- 
der Eliott, parish priest of Bredman, Richard PekereU, John Smyth, 
hakeneman, William Maye, Richard Waren, and Robert Downe. Proved 
S8 October IMS by the executors. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, voL 
10, fo. 4.) 

Administration on the goods of John Johnson of the City of Canterbury 
granted 7 June 1598 to Dorothy Johnson, widow and relict. Bonda- 
: Nicholas Champlyn of Canterbury and Nicholas Coles of Tenham 
in £40. £0r the marra] Vacated because the deceased in his lifethne 
had no goods. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, Act Book 2$, fo. 79.) 

The noncnpatiTe Will of Cathsrinb JohnsoIt, vii^gin, daughter of Wil- 
liam Johnson of the parish of St George in the City of Canterbury, 27 
October 1610. Being asked by her ancle Edward Pdrdage to whom she 

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would give that legacy due her by her unde Henry Pordage's will, she said 
that she gave it to her father toward the charges he had been put to. 
Witnesses : Edward Pordage and Margaret Henman, widow. Adminis- 
tration granted 19 December 1610 to William Johnson, principal legatee. 
Inventory, exhibited 25 March 1 613, £23. ( Archdeaconiy of Canterborj, 
vol. 56, fo. 400.) 

Administration on the goods of WiLLiASf Johnson late of St George's, 
Canterbury, was granted 13 April 1640 to John Buck, principal creditor. 
Bondsmen : James Cobb of St Paul's and John Berry of St Margaret's, 
husbandman, in £18. [On the margin] "Vacat*' (Archdeaconry of 
Canterbury, Act Book 33, fo. 257.) 

Canterbury Marriage Licence 

William Johnson of St. George's, Canterbury, joiner, and Ann Cobb of 
the same parish, widow, to be married at St. George's. Sampson Een- 
nard of St. Paul's, Canterbury, joiner, bondsman. 25 August 1617. 
(See Cowper, Canterbury Marriage Licences, series 1, column 239.) 

From the Registers of St. George's Parish, Canterbury* 

1617 William Johnson and Ann Cobb 24 {tie] August 

Freemen of Canterbury 

1528 William Johnson, painter, freeman by marri^e with Alice, daugh- 
ter of Jc^n Foreflode, hatter, freeman. [The admission of Sie 
latter as freeman does not appear.] 

1552 John Johnson, painter, son of William Johnson, freeman by birth. 

1583 William Johnson, son of John Johnson, painter, freeman by birth. 

1583 John Johnson, son of John Johnson, painter, freeman by birth. 

1623 Edward Johnson, joiner, son of William Johnson, joiner, freemai 
by birth. 

1655 George Johnson, merchant, son of Edward Johnson, }oiner, freeman 
by birth. 

(See Cowper^ Freemen of Canterbury, colunms 131, 49.) 

[From the foregoing and other records, especially from nomerons en- 
tries in the registers of the parish of St. George, Canterbury, the follow- 
ing pedigree has been prepared, extending and correcting in some details 
what has hitherto been pablished aboat the paternal ancestry of CapU 
Edward Johnson of Wobum, Mass. For the maternal ancestry of Capt 
Edward Johnson see the Porredge records given below, pp. XIS et $eq, 

1. William Johnson of Canterbury, painter, possibly identical with 
William, son of Garard Johnson, the testator of 1506, was born probably 
about 1500, and was buried at St. George's, Canterbury, 9 June 1576. 
He married first, about 1528, Alice Foreplode, daughter of John, s 
hatter, and a freeman of Canterbury, and by this marriage William 
Johnson became a freeman. He married secondly Eltzabeth, who was 
buried at St. George's 17 May 1575. Her burial is recorded twice: in 

* MaiiY Johnson entries in the registers of St. George's, Canterbory, are given in 
Captain Edward Johnson . . . and Some of his Descendants, pp. 3, 4, foot-note, a re- 
print (with important additions) of an article hy Hon. Edward Francis Johnson is 
KEQiST&a» Tol. 59^ pp. 79 •< %eq^ 

13] Oeneciogical Research in England 171 

e entry the record reads, '^ Elizabeth wife of William Johnson," but in 
3 second entry the words '' Grandfather to William Johnson parrish 
irke " have been added. Either William Johnson added these words 
ring his term of office as parish clerk (he was probably too young to 
ve held so responsible position in 1575), or else when the register was 
pied, probably about 1598, he had the words added. 
Children by first wife : 

2. i. John, b. abt. 1581. 

11. A DAUGHTEK, m. abt. 1562 Citthbbbt Wrat, painter, who became 
freeman by marriage. 

I. John Johnson {William) of Canterbury, painter, bom about 1531, 
was probably buried at St. George's, Canterbury, 10 May 1598. 
He became a freeman by birth in 1552. He was churchwarden of 
St. George's in 1582 and 1588. He married first, at St. George's, 
23 May 1551, Joane Humfret, who was buried there 15 May 
1584. The further history of this man is uncertain. Alice, wife 
of John Johnson, who was buried at St. George's 12 Dec. 1592, 
may have been his second wife or the wife of his son. The 
marriage of John Johnson, painter, and Dorothy Terry, virgin, for 
which a licence was issued 21 Oct. 1594, may be that of either of 
the Johns, if the younger man was also a painter. Of this marriage 
a son John was bom, who was baptized at St. George's 14 Dec. 
1595 and was buried there 20 Feb. 1596/7. Administration on 
the goods of John Johnson was granted 7 June 1598 to his widow 

Children by first wife, baptized at St Greorge's, Canterbury : 

I. JoANB, bapt. 11 Apr. 1552 ; m. at St. George's 1 May 1578 Thomas 


II. John, bapt. 25 May 1556, Thomas Bull and John Miller being god- 

fathers and Mistress Band godmother ; freeman by birth In 1588 ; 
farther history uncertain. (See record of his father.) 

III. Bartholomew, bapt. 4 Dec. 1558. 

8. ly. Whjliam, bapt. 1559 [month and day not given]. 
V. Alick, bapt. 2 Apr. 1562. 
t1. Agnbs, bapt. 25 May 1564. 
yll. Maby (twin), bapt. 18 May 1565. 
vlU. Thomazine (twin), bapt. 13 May 1565; bur. at St. George's 16 June 

Ix. Daniel, bur. at St. Gorge's 4 Oct. 1574. 
X. SiBLB, bapt. 12 Sept. 1570; m. at St. George's 12 Apr. 1591 Balfb 

xl. Joyce (son), bapt. 8 Oct. 1574. 

8. William Johnson (JbAit, Witliam) of Canterbury, joiner, baptized 
at St. George's Church in 1559, was freeman by birth in 1583, and 
was at one time parish clerk of St. George's, where he was buried 
27 Dec. 1637, administration on his goods being granted 13 Apr. 
] 640 to John Buck, his principal creditor. It is probable that his 
son Edward conveyed to him for life the house in the parish of St. 
Alphege, ^'over against the Bishop's Palace," which, as George 
Johnson, son of Edward, states, '' was left me by my father, Edward 
Johnson, after the decease of my grandfather, William Johnson." 
He married first, probably about 1587, Susan Porredoe, daughter 
of John of Westgate Court, Canterbury. She was baptized at St. 
Dunstan's, Canterbury, 20 Jan. 1565/6, and was buried there 10 

172 OenecUogical Research in England [April 

Apr. 1604. He married secondly^ 24 {tie] Aug. 1617, by lioeno6 
dated 25 Aug. 1617, Ann Cobb, widow, who was buried at St 
George's 27 Sept 1637. 

Children by first wife, all except the first three bi^tized at St 
George's : 

i. Catherinb, b. abt. 1588 ; bur. at St. Oeorge'ii 6 Hot. 1610 ; the testa- 
trix of 1610. 

ii. John, b. abt. 1590 ; mentioned In the will of his nnde Henry FM>> 
dase ; cL betw. 1598 and 1616, as he is not mentioned in the wfll 
of Edward Pordage. 

lii. William, b. abt. 1592 ; d. after 1616, without issne, as property ts 
which his brother Edward had a reyersionary right, filing iasos 
of WUliam, came to Edward. 

It. Mathbw, bapt. 17 Feb. 1598/4; d. yoong; not mentioned in Ui 
uncle Edward's will. 

T. Gkorob, bapt. 2 [month missing, probably Janoaiyl 1594 ; d. yonaf. 

Ti. Gbobob, bapt. 18 Jan. 1595/6 ; mentioned in the wills of his dbcIbi 
Henry and Edward Pordage; d. after 1616, withoat Issoe, ii 
property in which his brother Edward had a reyersionary intenit 
failing issue of George, came to Edward. 
4. yii. Edwabd, bapt. 16 [17 in transcript] Sept. 1598. 

viii. Elizabeth, bapt. 6 Sept. 1601 ; bur. at St. George's 14 8^;yt 1601. 

ix. Thomas, bapt. 8 Aug. 1602 ; d. young. 

X. Daniel (twin), bapt. 18 Mar. 1608/4; d. yonnff. 

xi. Babtholombw (twin), bapt. 18 Mar. 1608/4 ; d. young. 

4. Capt. Edwabd Johnson ( WilUamj John, William), Jdner, of Gtt> 
terbury, England, and Wobum, Mass., was baptized at St. GreoiWi 
Church, Canterbury, 16 Sept. 1598, was admitted freeman by butt 
in 1623, emigrated to New England with his wife and seven dul* 
dren about 1 637, and settled at Wobum, Mass., where he was i 
very prominent citizen, holding many important public offices sad 
commanding the local military company. He is famous as ths 
author of the '^ Wonderworking Providence of Sion's Savior in Nev 
England." He died at Woburn 23 Apr. 1672. 

He married about 1620 Susan Munnter, but the record of difl 
marriage has not been found, although the registers of every paiiA 
in Canterbury have been searched. She was bom about 1598, ill 
died at Wobum 7 Mar. 1689/90. 

Children, all except the first two baptized at St. George's : 

i. Edward, bapt. in the parish of St. Mary Magdalene, Canterbizy, 
18 Feb. 1620/1 ; d. at Wobum 15 Sept. 1692; m. at Wobnn 10 
Jan. 1649/50 Kathsrinx Baker, sister of John of Boston, b. abt 
1625, d. 7 Jan. 1700/1. Four chUdren. 

ii. William, b. probably in 1622 ; bur. in the parish of St. Maiy Hlf* 
dalene 26 Jan. 1622/8. 

ill. Gborgx, bapt. 3 Apr. 1625 ; came to New England with his panili 
in 1687, but returned to England, where he was a merchant, isd 
was admitted a freeman of Canterburr by birth in 1655 ; lator ki 
removed to Somerset Co., Md., where he d. in 1681, leaying issas; 
m. Kathkrixe . 

It. Susan, bapt. 1 Apr. 1627 ; m. Jamss Prkmticb of Ounbrldge, MsaSn 
and left issne. 

V. WiLLLiM, bapt. 22 Mar. 1628/9 ; d. 22 May 1704 ; m. 16 May 160 
Hbster Wis wall, dau. of Elder Thomas of Dorchester, d. 27 Dw. 
1707. Nine children. He was a prominent man of Wobum, snd 
was major, deputy, and assistant. 

vi. Martha, bapt. 1 May 1681 ; m. 18 Mar. 1649/50 JoBM AMD of Bos- 
ton, and had issue. 

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TiL Maithbw, bapt. 80 Mar. 1688; d. at Woborn 19 July 1696; m. (1) 
12 Nov. 1656 Hannah Palfrbt, daa. of Peter, d. $. p. 1 Aug. 
1669 ; m. (2) 28 Oct. 1662 Rebbcca Wiswall, daa. of Elder John 
of Boston, d. 25 Dec. 1709, having had eight children. 

yiii. John, bapt. 10 Maj 1685 ; d. at Canterbury, Conn., after 1712 ; m. 26 
Apr. 1657 Bbthia Rkkd, dan. of William and Mabel of Wobnm, 
d. at Canterbury, Conn., abt. 1718. Seven children. He lived at 
Wobum, Mass., and later at Canterbury, Conn. 

An Esdras Johnson of Westgate t^arish^ Canterbury, had children: 
miomasy Margaret, Esdras, William, Edward, Bartholomew, John, ^cholas, 
Frances, and Mary. His son Edward, baptized in 1585, married in 1612 
Mary Silke, widow. He was a husbandman, and lived in Dover Lane, St. 
George's Parish. The registers of St. George's give the baptisms of the 
ciiildren of '' Edward Johnson husbandman " as follows : Thomas, 20 June 
1^18; Mary, 7 Apr. 1616; Elisabeth, 29 Mar. 1618; Edward, 7 Nov. 
Ml 9. A child William, buried 23 May 1625, was prolMtbly also his child. 
Another Edward Johnson, of St Martin's Parish, had John, baptized 25 
Feb. 1616/17, and Edward, baptized 31 Oct 1624. 

— E. F.] 


The WiU of Thomas Porragb of Brendley in the parish of Bougfaton 
under Bleane, in the County of Kent, yecyman, 2 Jannary 1548/9. To 
be buried in the churchyard of Bottghton nnder Blelm. Whereas my 
eonnn John Porrage of Rodmersham has £60 due me at a certain time 
or else I and my heirs are to Iiave forever an annuity of £4, I rive the 
■tfd £60 to be equally £vided among three of my sons, Richard PorragOy 
William Porrage, and Stephetn Porrage, to Richard as soon as it be pud 
and to William and Stephen at twenty years ; in the meantime said sum 
tD remain in my wife's hands. If either of said sons die before said age, his 
portion to Robert Porrage, Richard Porrage, John Porrage, and to the 
gnrvivor of the said William or Stephen, equally divided. Whereas I have 
ian annuity out of Robert Maxsted's lands for [a loan of] £82, 1 will the 
•dd sum and the annuity until it be paid to son John, and I give him a 
bed furnished. Whereas I have an annuity out of John Helers lands of 
Hamehyll [Heme Hill] for [a loan of] £10, I will said sum and the an- 
Boity until it be paid to son Robert To my daughter Alice Potter 408. 

J\> Tliomas fiayne of Leneham 40s. which he borrowed of me. To wife 
olian all ihe rest of my goods in my house. Hie residue of my goods of 
•n kinds unbequeathed to wife Johan and son John, equally divided, and 
I make them my executors, and I desire her to be a good mother to him. 

With regard to my lands, tenemeifts, and hereditaments in the parishes 
of Boughton under Bleane, Faversham, and Heme Hill, 1 give to my son 
Robert my messuage and dwelling house with lands at Fayrbroke, where- 
Im he now dwells, and three acres of meadow at Fourdsbome in mine own 
iioeapation, he paying to my wife 18s. 4d. a year. To my son Richard 
Porrage my messuage and lands bought of John Cosyn, also in the occupa^ 
tkm of his brother Robert, except one bush garden called Som'leese, whidi 
I give to the said Robert. To the said Richard two and a half acres 
booglit of John Colwell and James Unekar, lying together in Chestofeld. 
To my son John Porrage my messuage and lands in Hamhyll which Sam 
Boviar now occupieth, lie paying to my wife Johan 6s. 8d. yearly, and 
also two acres of meadow lying at the north side of the land at Fourdya- 
bon now in his brother Robe's occupation. To my son William Por- 

174 Oenealogiccd Research in England [Apiil 

rage at the age of twenty years a messnage and lands at BLamhill at broke 
strete, now in the occapation of Stephen Parkar, my wife Johan to lease 
it and take the profits until William come to said age '^ to fynde hym tow- 
ard hys lemynge." To wife Johan for life my two messoages lying at 
Southstreet in Boughton aforesaid and Faversham, with reversion at her 
death to son Stephen Porrage and his heirs. Whereas I have of lato 
bought certain meadows lying in Graveney, Hamhyll, and Boughton of 
Mr. Stephen EUys, I Give two meadows thereof called latton gate maedi 
to son Robert Porrage. Witnesses : Cyryacke Pettytt and «mon Ten^ 
acre. Proved 2 March 3 Edward VI [1548/9] by the executors. (Con- 
sistory of Canterbury, vol. 22, fo. 3.) 

The Will of Robert Pobbedoe of Boughton under Bleane, 6 Maidk 
1556/7. To be buried in the churchyard of Boughton Under Bletne. 
To my daughters Alice and Margaret at marriage £6. 13s. 4d. each. To 
wife Rose all my houses, lands, and moveable goods until my son ThomM 
be twenty-one, she bringing up my children until that time. If she die or 
marry, my brother Thomas Potter to have my lands and tenements imlQ 
son Thomas be twenty-one and to bring up my children. Executrix: 
wife Rose. Witnesses: John Austen, Ralphe Barkar, and Thomas 

My will regarding my lands. My son Thomas at twenty-one years Is 
have my lands and tenements at Farebroke in Boughton under Bleane as 
I occupy them, he paying to my mother Joane Porege 26s. 8d. a year £or 
life and to my son Richard two kine and 26s. 8d. a year for life. To my 
son Sampson at twenty years a bed furnished and my tenement and landl 
in Heme Hill at Waterham and in Cosmus Bleane called den. If sob 
Thomas die under age, reversion to son Richard, and if both die, revernoa 
to son Sampson at twenty -one. Proved 13 July 1557 by the executrix 
named in the will. (Consistory of Canterbury, vol. 26, fo. 159.) 

The Will of William Pobedoe of Faversham in the County of Kent, 
yeoman, 3 December 1564. My household goods to my wife Barhan, 
and to my son Lawrence at eighteen years. Executrix : wife Barbart. 
Overseers : Mr. Avery Gyles of Davyington and Mr. John Best of Fa?w- 
sham, and to each lOs. 

My lands in Heme Hill, Boughton under Bleane, and Faversham to 
my son Lawrence at eighteen years ; and if he die before said age, ^efe^ 
sion to my wife, with reversion to her son Anthony Marshall and his israe, 
and for lack of issue to Barbara Best, and for lack of issue to her mother 
Mary Best. [Signed] William Porredge. Witnesses : Bartholomew Amy- 
as and Thomas Cole. Proved 13 April 1569 by the executrix. (Aidh 
deaconry of Canterbury, vol. 40, fo. 225.) 

The Will of Steven Porredge of Ashe in the County of Kent [No 
date.] To my four sons, Joseph Porredge, Robert Porredge, Richiri 
Porredge, and Caleb Porredge at twenty-one years £20. To my daugh* 
ters P^lizabeth and Margaret at twenty-one or marriage £10 each. My 
wife Elizabeth to be residuary legatee and guardian of my children, and 1 
make her executor with my brother Richard Porredge, to whom I giw 
£20. Overseer : brother John Porredge. If my wife marry before my 
children be of age, her husband is to give bond for the payment of my 
children's legacies, or else my brother is to take them out of my wife'i 
hands. Proved 3 December 1574 by the executors named. Inventory 

176 Genealogiedl RtMearek in Emglamd {A¥^ 

The Will of Margaret Porredge, widow, of tlie pRzkh o£ St. Daa* 
gtani, 6 3Iaj 25 Elizabeth [15d3]. To be buried in the chnrdi of St 
DonsUiu near mv husband John Porredge. To son Thomai Rocke £7. 
To son 3Iathew Kacke £10. To sons Adam Rncke and Syracke Rncke 
£7 each* To sons Richard Rncke and Arthnr Racke £5 each. To each 
son articles of hoosehold goods, linen, pewter, and silfer. To Rliyabelh 
Porredge the drinking cloth I had at tJhe division. To daughter Tliomatjl 
Rncke household goods. To Sosan Porredge the gold ring on my fingv* 
To sister Alary Sankjn, goodwife Rowell, and dandier Alice Rncke a 
gown each. To Edward and Daniel, sons of my son Adam Rncke, Kk 
each. To Thomazine Carter and Joane Carter, daughters of my broClMr 
George Carter, half a crown each. To George, Anne, and Susan Rneke^ 
children of son William Rucke, 5s. each. To son Arthur and to the wivBi 
of sons William and Adam a gold ring each. Executor: son Thomai 
Rncke. Overseers: brother George Carter and Bartholomew RowdL 
A house and garden in Westgate Street near Canterbury called the Geofga^ 
late purchased of Richard Ryrken, with a garden now in the occupation of 
Nicholas Mentpace, to sons Richard and Arthur Rucke. Proved 12 Judo 
1583 by the executor. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, voL 45, fo. 56.) 

The Will of Henrt Porredge of Beakesboume in the County of Ken^ 
one of the limbs of the town and port of Hastings in the County of Sussexi 
7 November 1593. To Anne Smithe of Northboume, daughter of Bkhtzd 
Smithe and Joane Porredge hb wife deceased, £20 at twenty-one yean or 
marriage. To Catherin Johnson, daughter of William Johnson in the GSbj 
of Canterbury, joiner, and Susan his wife, £20 at twenty-one years or mih 
riage. To John Johnson and William Johnson, sons of the said Williaia 
and Su^an Johnson, £20 each at twenty-two years or marriage. To m? 
uncle Richard Porredge of Sandwich 40s., and to one of his sons, Gabrieu 
Porre<lge of Rich borough, £10. To Robert Porredge of Sandwich, one of 
the sons of Stephen Porredge of Ashe deceased, 40s. To my brother-in-law 
Arthur Ruck of Sandwich 20s. To Thomas Wilson, pastor of St. Georgei, 
Cant<;rbury, £5. To Bartholomew Rowell of St. Dunstans near Canto^ 
bury 20s. All my books to be sold and the money given to the poor. TIm 
residue of all my goods to my brother £dward Porredge, whom I mike 
sole exocutf>r. [Here follows a strongly-worded protest against the custom 
of the Church of England regarding burial, the testator lamenting thit 
his IxKly might not be accompanied to the grave by but four or five nei^ 
bors and interred without any prayers "mumbled over the grave."] B 
permission may be obtained, my body to be buried in Christ Church [tbe 
Cathedral], Canterbury, and as a sermon is required, the same to b6 
preached from the text : " Christ Jesus came in to the worlde to sane sinnen 
of whiche 1 am the chelfe." My executor shall provide two small stooei 
to be pluc,cd over the grave, and the following verses " of mine owne " to 
be fixed in brass on it : 

K])itaphium Henrie Porredge a se exaratum cum adhuc esset in 

ITaec ego dum vixi, lectores, carmina panxi, 
Nunc m<^a defuncti funebria busta coronant 
Si (|ui(l in est mendac, ferula perstringite molli 
viuus Oram (fateor) rudis incultU8q[ue] poeta 
Imi^k'at agrestis mea musa hortatibus aures 
Vestras vt vitam vt finem aeternamq[ue] salutem 

L913] Gfenealogical Research in. England 111 

Aetemamq[ae] Tale oonnixe respiciatis 
Vt nunquam e memori decedat pectore Ghristns. 

Anno incamationis Christi mundi salvatoris millesimo quingentesimo no- 

My last will concerning all my lands and tenements. To my brother 
Edward Porredge all my lands in the parish of Wickham' [Wickhambreox] 
in the occupation of John Reyner of Stedmershe [Stodmarsh], and if he 
die without male issue, reversion to Susan my sister, wife of William John- 
ion of Canterbury, joiner, for life, and after her decease to John Johnson 
tad William Johnson, sons of the said William and Susan, equally divided. 
If nay said sister sell the lease, except from year to year, or mortgage the 
lands, then they are to revert to my right heirs and the said Susan is to 
be dispossessed. To the said Susan a tenement in the parish of St. Alphege 
now in the occupation of one Mrs. Musterd for life [with reversion and 
proTisions as above]. [Signed] Henry Porredge. ^'Whosoeuer goeth 
iboate to frustrate this will I Do pronounce him accursed and so I hope he 
shall be found before the Lord Jesus." No witnesses. Proved 13 Feb- 
ruary 1593 by £dward Porredge, executor named in the will. (Arch- 
deaconry of Canterbury, vol. 49, fo. 11.) 

The Will of Edward Pobdaoe aUa$ Porredge of Beakesbome in 
the County of Kent, 5 June 1616. To be buried in the grave of my 
brother Henry in Beakesboume church. To the poor of Beakesboume, 
Heme Hill, Sittingbome, Bridge, St. Dunstans, Westgate, St. Mildreds, 
SL Greorges, St. Pauls, and Northgate [the last six parishes in Canterbury]. 
To my servants. To my wife's brothers, William Coppin and John Coppin, 
£3. 6s. 8d. each. To my friend Rev. Thomas Wilson, minister of St. 
Georges, Canterbury, £10. To Benjamin Sollie, once our minister, £5. 
To the poor of the Wallons, strangers in the City of Canterbury. To 
William Johnson, one of the sons of my Sister Johnson, deceased, at twenty- 
iofiir years of age, £100 due me from Thomas Pordage of Canterbury by 
an execution I have on his goods. To George Johnson, another son of my 
•aid Sister Johnson, at twenty-three years of age, £100 due me on a bond 
from Arthur Rucke of Sandwich, jurate. ^' Item 1 will and bequeth to 
Edward Johnson another sonne of my said Sister Johnson deceased the 
aome of one C^ w^ Lb due to me by an estate I have out of the lands of my 
eoasine Henry Denne in Adisham Well and Nonington And by a bond I 
liave from him and Richard Denne his brother w^^ estate and bond I will 
ahall be delivered vnto him at his age of xxiij yeres by my executrix." 
Tlie said legacies to my Sister Johnson's children in full satisfaction of 
Ibeir titie which they might claim in the lands and tenements late of my 
brother Henry Pordage deceased, which 1 have sold and in respect of which 
I have augmented their legacies by this my will. If any of them die be- 
fore receiving their portions, reversion to the survivors. The residue of 
all goods to my wife, whom I make executrix. My cousin Josua Pordage 
of Sandwich, jurat, overseer. Whereas I have a reversion by my brother 
Henry Pordage's will of a house in Canterbury, over against the Bishop of 
Canterbury's palace,* which house William Johnsou, one of my Sister 
Johnson's sons, hath an estate in for life, which after his decease returns 
to me as next heir of my brother Henry, I leave said reversion to George 
Johnson, son of my Sister Johnson, and to his lawful issue, and for want 

• Thii hoate is mentioned in the will of George Johnson, son of Capt. Edward John- 
ton of Wobarn, Mass. See Rboxstbb, vol. 69, pp. 81, 82. 

178 Qenealogieal Research in England [ApfO 

of such to Edward Johnson, another son of mj Sister Johnson. To godson 
Marke Cullinge and to godson John Coppin, one of the sons of brother-in- 
law John Coppin, £10 each at twentj-t^ro. To goddaughter Mary Coppin, 
eldest daughter of said John Coppin, Sen., £10 at twenty-two or marriage. 
To godson Joshua Rucke, son of Arthur Rucke of Sandwich, jurat, 40s. at 
twenty-two. To godson Thomas Pordage, one of the sons of Thomas Por^ 
dage of Canterbury, £5 at twenty-four. 

My lands and tenements in the parishes of St. Mary and Hope All Saints 
in Rumney March, purchased of Robert Wollet deceased, and a messuage 
Crayne Key and storehouses in Faversham to my wife for life, with ro* 
version to Joseph Pordage of Heme Hill for life, with reversion to hii 
eldest son lliomas, he paying to his brothers and sisters £20 at twenty-one 
years or marriage. My messuage where I dwell in Beakesboume, with all 
other lands and tenements there and in Wickham [Wickhambreuxj, and 
my lease of a messuage and two acres of land formerly belon^ng to the 
Priory of St. Gregories without the walls of Canterbury, to wife for life, 
with reversion to Edward Pordage, son of Joshua Pordage of Sandwich, 
jurat, he paying to his brothers [evidently some words omitted here] 
and Richard £100. My lands in Heme Hill and Houghton under the 
Blean, now in the occupation of Joseph Pordage, and a cottage and land 

near the brook, sometime in the occupation of Hurton, to my wife 

Katherine for life, with reversion at her death to George Johnson, son of 
my Sister Johnson. My two messuages with lands in Heme Hill, in the 
occupations of Richard Bavier and Widow Harris, and one cottage with an 
orchard and two acres of woodland in Heme Hill and Bough ton under 
Bleane, in the occupation of Bartholomew Cannon, to wife Katherine for 
life, with reversion at her death to Edward Johnson, son of my sister John- 
son deceased. My lands and tenements in Chartham, now in the ooco- 
pation of Ilamon, Isacke Terry, and Danyell Perry, to wife Kathe- 
rine for life, with reversion at her death to William Johnson, son of my 
Sister Johnson. My tenement, marshland and helmes or rushes bought of 
Edward, son of Richard Meriweather, to w^ife Katherine for life, with re- 
version at her death to my godson Joshua, son of William Coppin of Deale, 
my brothcT-in-law, and his lawful issue, and for want of such to George 
Johnson and Edward Johnson, sons of mv Sister Johnson. If mv wife die 
before my legacies be paid, my cousin Josua Pordage of Sandwich, jurat, 
and my brother-in-law William Coppin of Deale to take the profits of my 
lands and tenements to pay my legacies, and the overplus of profits and 
stock, on accounting to Ik» made to Henry Deane, son of my uncle Thomas 
Deane late of Adishara deceased, to come to my Sister Johnson*s chihlren 
for the further education of them in learninc: or otherwise. If mv wife be 
with child, all my lan«ls and tenements to said child or children, and be- 
quests to be void. Ji said children die without issue, bequests to be as 
given. Witnesses : John Coi)pin, the marke of Henry Greene, and William 
llallet his marke. Proved 22 July 161<) by Catherine Pordage, relict and 
executrix. The will was contested by Joane Stokes of Ewell, daught^^rof 

Anne Sniythe alias Stokes deceased, daughter of Pordage o/ifl* 

Smyth deceased, sister of the said P^dward Ponlage, and William Johnson, 

George Johnson, and P2<lward Johnson, .children of Pordage alio* 

Johnson deceased, sister of said P^dward Pordage. The witnesses testified 
that the testator read the will and signed it in their presence and was of 
sound min<l. Sentence to uphold the will was given 16 December I6l6. 
(Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol 56, fo. 1.) 

3] Genealogical Research in England 179 

hi the foregoing wills the following Porredge pedigree is hased. The 
Tnal ancestry of Capt. Edward Johnson of Wobum, Mass., is herewith 
3 public for the first time. From his Porredge ancestors he derived 
realth and prominent position and also, apparently, his fervid religious 

TuoMAS PoRRAGE of Brendlcy in the parish of Boughton-under- 
ji, CO. Kent, bom probably about 1500, died between 2 Jan. and 2 
. 1548/9. He probably married twice, his second wife being Johan, 
g in 1556/7, when she was mentioned in the will of her son Robert 
•edge. The ancestry of Thomas Porredge has not as yet been proved. 
^as connected with the Porredge family of Rodmersham, as he men- 
\ in his will a cousin John Porredge of Rodmersham. His own sons 
dso called ^^ kinsmen *' by later Porredges of Rodmersham in their wills. 

Child, probably by first wife : 
I. i. John, b. probably abt. 1522. 

Children, probably by second wife : 

ii. Alice, m. Thomas Potter. 

iii. Robert, the testator of 1556/7, m. Ross , and had sons 

ThomaSy Richard^ and Sampson^ all minors at the time of his death, 

and daughters Alice and Margaret, He lived at Boaghton-under^ 

iv. BiCHAUD, living at Sandwich in 1593, when he was mentioned in his 

nephew Henry's will, as was also his son Qabriell of Blchborough ; 

he iiad other sous. 
V. William, tlie testator of 1564, d. betw. 8 Dec. of that year and 18 

Apr. 1569 ; m. Widow Barbara Marshall, and had a son LatO" 

rence. He lived at Faversham. 
vi. Steven, the testator whose will was proved in 1574, m. Elizabeth 

. Children : Joseph^ Roberta Richard^ Calebs Elizabeth^ and 

Margaret^ all minors at the time of his death. He lived at Ashe. 

John Porredge (Thomas) of Westgate Court, Canterbury, tlie tes- 
tator of 1582, born probably about 1522, the son of his father's first 
marriage, was buried at St. Dunstan's 16 Sept. 1582. He married 
first a sister of Thomas Denne or Deane of Adisham. She was, 
perhaps, the Katherine buried at St. Dunstan's 2 Aug. 1566. He 
married secondly, at St. Dunstan's, 5 May 1572, Widow Margaret 
RircK, the testator of 1582, who was sister of George Carter. She 
ha<l a large family by her first marriage, and two of her sons mar- 
ried two of her stepdaughters. She was buried at St. Dunstan's 
11 May 1583. A large house called Westgate Court is now stand- 
ing just without the Westgate, Canterbury. It is not ancient 
enough to be the house mentioned in John Porredge*s will, but it 
8Uiu<ls prolwibly on the same site. John Porredge was a man of 
strong religious convictions, as is proved by his will. 
Children by first wife : 

i. JoANK, m. UiCHAKD Smyth ; d. probably before 1582, as she is not 
mentioned in her father*s will; her granddaugliter Joane Stokes 
contested the wilPof her lO'eat-unclc Edward Porredge in IfilG. 

II. Edward, tlie testat^)r of 1016, m. Kathkkink Coppin; d. ».p. betw. 
5 June and 22 July 1G16. He waH a large landholder in various 
parishes of Kent, and lived at BealceHbourne, where he was buried. 

ill. Henry, the testator of 151)3, d. unni. betw. 7 Nov. 1593 and 13 Feb. 
1593/4, and was bur. at Bcakesboumc, where he had lived. He 
was a man of education, as his Latin verse shows, and lilce his 
fatlicr of deep religious convictions, with a strong tendency to- 


180 Descendants of Robert Huckins [Apr3 

ward Paritanisin. His wish to be buried in Canterbory Cathednl 

was not fulfilled, 
iv. Elizabeth, b. before 1561 ; m. at St. Dunstan's 17 Jan. 1585/6 As- 

THUR Ruck, her stepbrother ; d. probeibly before 1598, as she li 

not mentioned in her brother Henry's will, 
y. Thomazo^b, m. at St. Dunstan's U Nov. 1580 Thoxas Ruckk, her 

stepbrother; d. probably before 1598, as she Is not mentioned in 

her brother Henry's will, 
yi. Susan, bapt. at St. Dunstan's 20 Jan. 1565/6 ; m. William Johxsoi 

of St. George's, Canterbury ; bur. there 10 Apr. 1604. ( Vide wm^ 

pp. 171, 172.) 

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By Henrt Winthrop HASDOif , A.M., LL.B., of New York Citj 

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5. Capt. John* Huckins (Robert,* Jamen^ Eoherfi), yeoman, bom tf 
Oyster Riyer Parish about 1704, was of Cocheoo Parish in 1741) 
]M[Adbury District in 1743, and Harrington (Strafford) in 1773. 

He married in 1724 (?) Abigail' EDGERLY,daughter of Thomas' 
and Jane (Whidden) (Register, yol. 34, p. 282), who was born 
at Oyster Riyer Parish in 1695. John Huckins and wiie Abigail 
were admitted to the church at Oyster Riyer 5 Sept. 1725 (ib., voL 
23, p. 298). He died 30 July 1789, aged 85 years (tombstone). 

He had 30 acres in Oyster Riyer woods under his father's will. 
In 1745 he was Hying "at the cross-roads" at Madbury (N. H. 
Deeds, yol. 30, p. 241). He remoyed with his son John to Bar- 
rington and settled on lands oyerlooking Bow Lake, about 1773. 
The part of the Mallego Riyer in Barrington is called Huckins's 
Brook (Thompson's Landmarks, p. 137). 

In 1740 he was a soldier in Captain Millet's company at Dover 
(N. H. State Papers, yol. 9, p. 173). In 1745 he was captain (A 
scouts {lb,, vol. 5, pp. 365, 384, 766, 768, yol. 16, p. 906). In 
1758 he was selectman at Madbury (town records). 

Children, the first three born at Oyster Riyer and the othera 
probably at Doyer : 

10. i. RoHERT,* bapt. 29 Aug. 1725 (Register, vol. 82, p. 135). 

ii. Abigail, bapt. 2 July 1727 (i6., vol. 83, p. 80) ; d. in infancy. 

ill. Sauah, bapt. 26 Oct. 1721) (/^., vol. 33, p. 348). 

iv. Welthean, bapt. 31 Oct. 1731 (i6., vol. 29, p. 265) ; m. U Oct. 1752 
(Rev. John Adams's record) Abednego Spenxer of Durhftm, 
blacksmith. Child, boru at Durham: 1. Bobert^* bapt. 27 Jtn. 

V. Abigail, b. 20 Feb. 1733 ; bapt. 22 June 1735 (Register, vol. 29, p. 
200); d. at Ogden, N. Y., 30 Dec. 1829; m. 17 Jan. 1754 (Ber. 
John Adams's record) Samuel Hill, son of Samuel and Sanh 
(Tliompson) of Durham, farmer, b. at Durham 6 Oct. 1720. d. st 
Danville, Vt. (Willard's A Great Mother, pp. 296-7.) ChUdren, 
born at Durham (i6.) : 1. Jamea^* of Ogden, N. Y., fanner. 1 
John, of Danville, Vt., and Ogden, N. Y., b. Oct. 1772 ; m. 4 Feb. 

3] Descendants of Robert Huchins 181 

1796 his second cousin, Mary Thompson, daughter of Nathaniel 
and Elizabeth (Stevens), b. at Holdemess 6 Feb. 1772, d. 17 Dec. 
1. yi. John, bapt. 25 Sept. 1787 (Registbr, vol. 29, p. 267). 
Tii. Rebecca, bapC. 17 June 1741 (»6., p. 269).* 

Robert^ Huckins (Robert,* James,^ Robert^), husbandman, miller, 
bom at Oyster River Parish 14 Oct. 1708, died before 1777. He 
married first, 8 Aug. 1728 (Register, voL 23, p. 180), Meribah* 
Jackson, daughter of William^ (Walter') and Mary, who was bom 
at Oyster River ; and secondly Sarah Snell, daughter of Samuel, 
who was bom at Barrington and was living in 1777 (Strafford 
Deeds, vol. 3, p. 52). 

In 1734 he was of Durham, and was constable there in 1740. 
In 1757 he was of Nottingham, and was living there as late as 1765. 
By his father's will he received the homestead of 40 acres on the 
site of the old garrison-house at Oyster River. In 1734 apparently 
but 3 acres of this remained, and he sold the northerly half to his 
brother lliomas,^ reserving the house and the mill. He acquired 
enough more land adjoining to make up 50 acres, and sold it all in 
1757 to Dr. Joseph Atkinson, and bought at once 50 acres in Not- 
tingham. (N. H. Deeds, vol. 26, p. 330, vol. 52, p. 434, vol., 60, 
p. 259, vol. 79, pp. 34, 46.) 

Children, bom at Oyster River : 

i. Mary,* bapt. 14 Dec. 1729 (Register, vol. 33, p. 348) ; m. 24 Nov. 
1754 (Rev. John Adamses record) Samqkl* Stiles of Durham and 
Barrington, blacksmith, son of William^ and Deborah, b. at Dover 
10 Aug. 1710 (Guild's Stiles Genealogy, p. 558). Children, bora 
at Durham (ib.) : 1. Samuel^^ of Strafford, farmer, soldier in the 
Revolution, b. 1758 ; d. 21 Jan. 1835 ; m. 26 Nov. 1778 Anna^ Foss, 
dau. of Ichabod* and Hannah, b. at Barrington 17 June 1758, d. at 
Gllmanton 20 Dec. 1857. (Rlx's Foss Family, MS.) 2. Moses, of 

Banistead and Gllmanton, merchant, m. Daniels. Probably 


ii. Racuel (probably), b. 15 Mar. 1732; d. 10 Nov. 1818 (tombstone) ; 
m. 11 Jan. 1753 (Rev. John Adams's record) Abijah Finkiiam of 
Durliaiu, farmer, b. 9 Feb. 1734, d. 3 Mar. 1779 (tombstone). 
Cliildreu, b. at Durham (all mentioned in their father's will of 16 
Feb. 1779) : 1. Thomas* b. 8 June 1755 ; d. 26 May 1811 ; m. Sarah 
Ballard, dau. of Timothy, b. 8 Oct. 1757, d. 16 Mar. 1814. 2. 
Samuel. 3. AbQah, b. 22 July 1763; d. 8 July 1815; m. 11 Dec. 
1783 Sarah Spencer, b. 23 Oct. 1763, d. 16 Mar. 1814. 4. Paul. 
5. Sarah, m. 13 Jan. 1777 Robert Williams of Barrington. 6. Ab- 
igail. 7. Anne, m. 15 Feb. 1798 (?) John Jenkins. 

ili. Abigail (probably), b. 1733(?) ; m. 16 Jan. 1755 (Rev. John Adams's 
record) Joun Randall of Durliam. 

iv. Hannah, bapt. 1 Jan. 1741/2 (Rkgisteb, vol. 29, p. 269). 
12. V. Isaac, b. 22 Feb. 1747 (family Bible). 
Probably others. 

Thomas* Hcckins {Robert,* James,* Robert^), joiner, born at Oyster 
River Parish about 1710, was of Durham, 1732, and Lee, 1767, 
and marrie<I, 25 Dec. 1733 (Rkoistkr, vol. 65, p. 354), Mart 
French. He was living in 1767 (Strafford Deeds, vol. 10, p. 392), 
but Ixicame indigent towards the end of his life and died between 
1799 and 1 803, his widow also dying in the latter year (town records), 
lu 1734 he had from liis brother Robert^ a small lot adjoining the 

rhe last four baptisms are also in tho printed Dover Records, pp. 140-146. 

182 Descendants of Robert Huekins L'^V^ 

ancestral garrison-house on the north. In a petition of 1753/4 he 
states that he was one of those who '' endured the brunt and hard- 
ships of the late war."* (N. H. State Papers, vol. 9, p. 172.) He 
is perhaps the man who was in Emerson's company at Seavej's 
Island in the fall of 1775 (i^., voL 14, p. 233). 
Children, bom at Durham : 

18. i. Thomas,* b. 28 Mar. 1736. 

ii. Hannah, b. 29 June 1772 ; d. 7 Oct. 1821 ; m. at Landaff 23 July 
1789 (town records) Jonathan Clark, s. of Jonatiian and Esther 
(Weeks), of LandafT, fanner, soldier in the Revolution, b. at Nev 
Market 23 Dec. 1761, d. 3 Oct. 1837. ChUdren, bom at Landaff: 
1. Mary (Polly),* h, 17 Feb. 1790 (town records) ; d. 19 0ct.l8S9; 
m. 1809 £benezer" Rix, s. of NathanleP and Esther (Clark) (Biz 
Genealogy, p. 40), of Dalton, farmer, b. at Landaff 1 Feb. 1784, d. 
27 Mar. 1842. 2. Jonathan, b. 4 Feb. 1792 (town records); d. 
Nov. 1793. 8. Moses, b. 20 Nov. 1794 (ib.) ; d. 20 July 1795. 4. 
Lydia, b. 1 July 1797 (ib.) ; d. 14 July 1797. 6. Hannah, b. 18 July 
1798 (ib.) ; m. 12 Dec. 1820 Sylvanus Temple, s. of Enos and Aoo 
rBurt), of Landaff, farmer, b. at Lisbon 1798, d. 8 Mar. 1872. 6. 
Caleb, of Ann Harbor, Mich., and Washinj^n, D. C., lawyer, b. 
26 Mar. 1801 (ib.); d. s.p. at Rumney 20 May 1878; m. Louitt 
Thomas, b. at Attica, N. Y., d. at Washington, D. C. 7. j^iiimoii, 
of Landaff, farmer, b. 26 Oct. 1803 (ib.) ; d. 31 Dec. 1879 ; m. (l)it 
Landaff, 1 1 Nov. 1827 (ib.) , Mehitable Clement, dau. of Capt. Richard 
and Hannah (Morrill), b. at Landaff 20 Dec. 1805 (ib,), d. 2 Jib. 
1840; m. (2) Mary Ann Brown. 8. Elmira, b. 8 Oct. 1807 (ih.); 
m. her cousin Moses* Clark, s. of Ebenezer* and Hannah (Meiriu) 
of Landaff, farmer, b. at Landaff 14 Dec. 1805, d. 18 Feb. 1896. 9. 
William Demeritt, of Manchester, Mich., and of Calif omia, me^ 
chant, b. 15 July 1809 (ib.) ; d. at Manchester 15 Mar. 1886; m. 
Marietta Cotton. 

ill. Sai^iuel (perhaps), of Nottingham, 1767, and Barrington, 1790, b«d 
in 171)0 iu his family two males under 16 years and two females 
(U. S. Census). 

iv. JoxATnAN (perliaps), of Nottingham, 1774, and Topsham, Vt., 1795, 
fanner, m. Jank^ Jonks, dau. of Uichard,^ Jr. (Strafford Deeds, 
vol. 122.) 
Perliaps otliers. 

8. JosKrii* HucKiNS (Robert,* James,^ Robert^), joiner, lx)rn at Oyster 
Kiver Parish about 1714, and baptized 5 June 1726, "alK>ut \i 
years old " (Kkcwstkr, vol. 32, p. 135), marriefl first, iu 1785, 
Mary* Feunald, daughter of Thomas' and Mary (Thompson) 
(Keriiald papers in Library of N. E. Hist. Gen. Society), who was 
l»orn at Kittvry, Me., 22 Apr. 1708 (Stackpole's Kittery, p. 379), 
and died Mar. 1788 ; and secondly, at North wood, 25 July 1788 
(town rcconls), Susanna Piper, widow of Tiionuw, Jr., of Strat- 
ham (Lancaster's Gilmanton, p. 58). He died 28 June 1801 (fun- 
ilv record), aiwl administration was granted to his widow Sw^anxui 
(Stralionl Probate Records, vol. 8, p. 3G2, vol. 9, pp. 160,294). 
She married secondly, 17 Nov. 1803, dolm Johnson of Canterboiy. 
He was of Durham, 1732, of Lee, 17GG, and 8ettle<l in Gilmanton 
in 1773 (Lancaster's Gilmanton, p. 83), where he had a house on 
the brook which lx»ars his name near the site later occupied by Gil- 
manton Academy (ib., p. 13G). He was constable at Durham in 

He sers'cd in the Crown Point expedition in 1757 in Mooney'i 

•King Georgo'8 War, 1744-1748. 

H3] Proceedhiga of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society 183 

compaiiy (Adjntant-Grenerars Report, 1866, vol. 2, p. 180), which 
was at the surrender of Fort William Henry and the subsequent 
massacre, losing 80 men. 

Children by first wife, born at Durham (family record ♦) : 

U. i. Joseph,* b. SO June 1736 (family Bible). 

11. Benjamin, yeoman, b. 1740( ?) ; d. aged 86. (/&.) He was of Oilman- 
ton in 1774. In 1793 Joseph* Huckins and Sarah his wife sold 30 
acres at Gilmanton, *'*• where my brother Benjamin " formerly lived, 
being an undivided half (Strafford Deeds, vol. 21, p. 11). He re- 
moved perhaps to Maine. 

IIL Maiiy, d. aged 64 ; m. Joseph Follbtt, s. of John and Jane (N. H. 
Deeds, vol. 79, p. 503), of Durham (Lee), blacksmith. Children, 
bom at Lee : 1. Samuel^^ blacksmith, of Gilmanton, 1788, and of 
Lee, 1792, b. at Lee 1768; m.(?) 19 Aug. 1804 (town records) 
Peggy Bickford, b. at Durham. Perhaps others. 

iv. Hannah, bapt. 20 Aug. 1749 ; m. at Qilmanton 29 Nov. 1781 (town 
records), as his second wife, Wiluam Plaistbd, son of Williamf 
and Judith^ (Kicker) (Tate*s MS. Diary, pp. 15, 43, 84; Maine 
Genealogist^ vol. 2, p. 107), farmer, soldier in the Revolution 
(N. H. State Papers, vol. 14, p. 432, vol. 15, p. 824), of New Hamp- 
ton, 1779, b. at Dover (Somersworth) 1750( ?) . In 1779 he bought 50 
acres, owned (1910) by Arthur Locke, on the easterly slope of 
Pettee Hill at New Hampton, adjoining lands of his father William 
Plaisted and brother Samuel (Strafford Deeds, vol. 9, p. 179). 
Children, bom at New Hampton: 1. Benning MouUon^* of New 
Hampton, farmer, b. 21 May 1785; d. 15 Apr. 1860; m. 27 Dec. 
1808 Phebe' Eaton, dau. of Ebenezer* and Phebe (Shepard) 
(Eaton Family Ass*n, 1890, p. 83), b. at Candia 10 May 1780 (town 
records), d. 22 Mar. 1869. 2. Hiram^ of New Hampton, farmer, 
b. 1787 ; d. 21 Oct. 1848 (tombstone) ; m. 23 Nov. 1809 (town 
records) Hannah B.^ Huckins, dau. of John' and Hannah (Mud- 
gett). 3. Williamy of Centre Harbor, farmer, b. 27 Feb. 1789; d. 
18 Dec. 1869; m. 6 Jan. 1813 (town records) Nancy Smith, dau. 
of Samuel, b. at New Hampton 30 Nov. 1786, d. 16 Apr. 1869. 4. 
Nancy ^ b. 3 July, 1790; m. at New Hampton 26 Apr. 1814 (town 
records) Rev. Walter* Sleeper, s. of John* and Elizabeth (Tilton) 
(Musgrove's Bristol, vol. 2, p. 403), of Bristol, clergyman, town 
officer, member of the Legislature, b. at Bristol 20 Jan. 1790, d. 
1 May 1875 ; she d. 8 Jan. 1862. 

T. Lydia, b. 1760 ; d. s.p. at Bumney abt. 1812, aged 52 years ; m. at Gil- 
manton, 24 Mar. 1788 (town records), as his third wife, Silas' Bcs> 
ZRLL, s. of John* and Sarah (Wiburd) (statement of Rev. H. L. 
Buzzell of Barre, Mass., 1911, on report of his grandfather, who 
was grandson of Silas* Buzzell), of Gilmanton Gore, farmer, bapt. 
at Madbury 9 Sept. 1750, d. at Holdemess 28 Apr. 1834. 

[To be oontinoed] 



By Jomr Albebb, Recording Secretary 

BotHofL, MauachuMetti^ 4 December^ 1912. A stated meeting of the Society 

as held in Pilgrim Hall, 14 Beacon Street, at 2.30 p.m., President Baxter pre- 


The minutes of the Xovember meeting were approved, and the reports of the 

tbrarian. Corresponding Secretary, Historian, and Council were accepted. 

•Compiled In 1847 bv William F.' Seward, on report of hii grandmother Sarah* 
Inckins) Seward, ana in posfesaion (1910) of William F.* Sewara of Gaemaey. Wyo. 

184 Notes [Apfl 

One corresponding member and thirteen resident members were elected If 

The report of the Xomlnatlng Committee was accepted. 

The President appointed as auditors Charles Irving Thayer and Morgan Hewitt 

The paper of the afternoon, Who teon in the War of 1812 f^ was bj Join 
Charles States Andrew, A.M., S.T.B., of the English Hi^ School, Lynn. Aftar 
summarizing the causes assigned for the War, none of which were removed it 
its close by the Treaty of Ghent, the speaker discussed the geographical dis- 
tribution of the supporters of the War in Congress and the prominence given in 
debate to the acquisition of Canada. The victory of Perry on Lake Erie WM 
needed in order to cut the lines of communication between Canada and the 
portion of the North West Territory that was then in British occapatSoo. 
After remarks by J. H. Stark, Esq., quoting from Josiah Quincy of Boston on 
the War, it was on motion of Mr. Albree 

Voted^ That the Society expresses to Mr. Andrew its enjoyment of his in- 
teresting presentation of the results of his research. 

At 3.50 the meeting adjourned. 

1 January^ 1913. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hill, 
9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 p.m.. President Baxter presiding. This was the flnt 
meeting of the Society in its new building. 

The minutes of the December meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, Council, and a supplementary report of the 
Nominating Committee were accepted. 

Three corresponding members and nine resident members were elected I7 

The address, by Austin Baxter Keep, Ph.D., of the Department of Histoiy of 
the College of the City of New York, was on Colonial Libraries^ their Painm 
and Founders. The speaker told of his extensive study of the origin of the euij 
libraries, of the personality and varied experiences of the foanders, and of tbdr 
earnest and serious endeavors, the results of which are enjoyed in the Ubrvtes 
of the present day. The numerous lantern-slides showed portraits, baikUngl, 
title-pages, and manuscripts illustrating the theme. 

At the close of the meeting refreshments were served in the smaller haU. 

It is here entered as a matter of record that the general comment of the 
audience which filled Wilder Hall was that of approved and satisfaction wiUi 
the accommodations afforded in the new building. 

5 February. The annual meeting of the Society was held this day, agreeable 
to article 1, chapter III, of the By-Laws ; for a report of which see the SnpjA^ 
ment to the present number of the Register. 


It having come to the attention of this Society that certata 

genealogists and publishers have used the name of the Sooletf 
1 oonneotion with their own enterprises, the Society again de- 
sires to state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this 
country or in England, nor is it in anv way connected with any 
publications other than those that it issues over its own name 
at 9 Ashburton Place, Boston. 

The Committee on English Research desires to state, howeverf 
that although the Society has no official representative in England 
the Committee is employing Miss French for a part of her time as 
a searcher of records there along special lines lor the benefit of the 


Rathbun Bible Records.— The following entries are foand in a famflj BlUei 
printed at the Clareudon Press, Oxford, in 1725, which came into the possessioD 
of mj father's family, the Motts of Block Island, through an intermarriage vltii 
the Rathbuns. The Bible belonged to Samael Bathbon, son of the immignnt 


Notes 185 

ohn Bathbnn, who came, without doubt, from Lancashire, England, and pro- 
ably settled at Dorchester, Mass., whence he removed to Block Island with the 
rst settlers in 1661. Samuel Rathbun, the owner of the Bible, resided both at 
Tewport and at Block Island. He was a man of prominence, and married 
latienoe, daughter of Deputy^Govemor John Coggeshall of Newport. 

I was bom August 8 1672—2 day of the week 

Patience my wife was bom 13-1670 

We were married Nov. 3 1692 5 day of week 

My son Thomas was bom May 3-1695 

My daughter Patience was bom Aug. 21-1697 

My daughter Mary was born Sept. 11-1700 

My daughter Wait was bom Dec. 30-1702 

My son Samuel was bom Apr. 4-1705 

My son James was bom Apr. 10-1707 

My son Abraham was bom Nov. 23-1709 

My daughter Rebekah was bom Jan. 9-1718 

I Samuel Rathbun at my death Doe Leaue this Bible to my son Samuel Rath- 
bun & at his death to his son Walter Rathbun. I have writ this with my 
own hand Sept. 4 1748 Samuel Rathbun 

John Dodge of Westerly departed this life May 18-1772 In the 88 year of his 

Bettey the wife of said John Dodge departed this life In Jan. 1767 being 80 

years and 12 days old. 
Patience Rathbun departed this life the S^ day of Aug. 1747 In the 78 year of 

her age and Samuel Rathbun her husband departed this life Jan. 24-1757 ta 

the 85^ year of his age. 
Samuel Rathbun was married to Elizabeth Dodge Mar. 15 1782. 
My grandson Abraham Rathbun was bom Feb. 22, 1757 and departed this life 

Mar. 29-1761 being 4 years-1 mo. & 7 days old & the above Samuel Rathbun 

departed this life Jan. 27-1780 In the 75 year of his age. 
Samuel Rathbun son of Samuel & Patience was bom Apr. 16-1705. 
My wife Elizabeth was bom Dec. 18-1714 
My son Walter b. June 16-1734 on the 5*^ day of the week about 9 In the 

My son Samuel b. July 10-1786 on the last day of the week about 5 In the 

My son Elijah was b. May 28-1740 on the fourth day of the week between 4 A 

5 in the morning. 
My daugtiter Bettey was bom Dec 2-1742 on the 5^ day of the week about 2 

in the aftemoon. 
The above said Samuel Rathbnn departed this life Jan. 24 1780 in the 75 year 

of his age. 
The above said Elizabeth Rathbun departed this life Aug 8-1798 In the 

79ih year of her age. 
Hannah Rathbun wife of Walter Rathbun departed this life March 16-1807 in 

the 79^ year of her age 
Walter Rathbun was bom June 16-A.D. 1734 

My wife Hannah was bom May 7-1728 and we were married March 4-1766 
My son Abraham was bom Feb. 22-1757 who departed this life Mar 29-1761 

aged four years one month and seven days. 
My daughter Lydia was bom Nov. 29-1758 who departed this life April 25^ 

1780 aged 22 years-seven months lacking 4 days. 
My daughter Tamar was born Feb. 14-1761 [? 1760] 
My daughter Hannah was l>om Dec. 22 1764 
My son Ezra was born April 29-1767 who departed this life about seven weeks 

of age. 
My son James and daughter Catherine was bom May 18, 1768 
The above said Hannah Rathbun wife of Walter Rathbun who departed this 

life Mar 10-1807 in the 79^ year of her age. The above said Walter Rath- 
bnn departed this life Jan. 14-1818 In the 84 year of his age. 
The above Tamar Rathbun departed this life Oct. 25-1809 In the i9^ year of 

her age. 
ffanw^h Rathbun above died July 2-1813 In the 49 year of her age. 
The above Catherine departed this life Aug. 22^ 1824 in the 56 year of her age 

186 JTotes [Apta 

Daniel Mott hasband of the above said Catherine departed this life March 4- 

1865 in the 91 year of his age. 
Waty R. Mott was b. Sept. 8-1796 and on the fifth day of the week. 
Walter R. Mott was bom Oct. 2-1800 on the fifth day of the week. 
Abraham R. Mott was bom April 27-1806 on the first day of the week. 
Lodowick Mott Junior & Waty R. Mott was m. Feb. 15-1815. 
Our Daughter Catherine R. Mott was bom Dec. 8-1819 on the sixth day of tke 

Walter R. Mott b. Oct. 2-1800 m Jan. 12-1826 Phebe D. Mott. Phebe D. Mott 

bora March 15-1807. 
Daughter Caty R. Mott bora Oct. 8-1826-who departed thla life June 27-1811 

aged four years & eight months & nineteen days. 
Daughter Waty R. Mott born Sept. 27-1829 
Daughter Hannah R was bora Oct. 8-1832 
Daughter Sarah was born May 26-1834 
Daughter Mary Catherine was bora Jan-24-1844 
Abraham Rathbone Mott son of Daniel Mott & Catherine Rathbone was bom 

Apr. 27-1806- his wife Lucretia Dodge Ball daughter of Edmund Ball 4 

Charity Dodge was born May 20-1811. were married Nov. 10-1830 
Children : 

Ezra R. who died in infancy. 
Catherine bora May 21-1882 died Jmic 12-1846 
Nathaniel bora Dec. 18-1838 died Feb. 14-1864 
Charity bora July 20-1843 died Sept. 6-1859 
Nathan bora May 16-184&. m. Phebe C. Dickens 
Phebe C. Dickens b. Feb. 27- 1846 
Only child of Nathan Mott and Phebe— a daughter— Lncretia Dodge Mott— 

bora Nov. 19-1866- married Sept. 8-1886— Cassins Clay Ball son of Hob. 

Nicholas Ball and Eliza Milllkin. Cassias Clay Ball b. Nov. 15-1854. 
A daughter bora to Cassins Clay Ball & Lucretia Mott Ball— Dec 82-1887— 

named Lncretia Beatrice Ball. 
Abraham Rathbone Mott died Aug. 19-1867 
His wife Lucretia died Feb. 10-1864. 

New iShoreham^ B. I. Lucretia Mott Ball. 

De Blois: Additions.— Since the publication of the article entitled ^^Hie 
De Blois Family," in the present volume of the Register, pp. 6-21 (Janoaiy, 
1913), the following additional information about that family has been foand. 
In each case the pedigree number of tlie person concerning whom statements 
are made and the page of the Register on which that person's record is given 
have been inserted. 

The house of Gilbert De Blois (4, p. 9), on the northeast coracr of Tremont 
and Bromfield Streets, was destroyed by Are as early as 1838, perhaps earlier. 
On the same site was built the Boston Museum, which later became a pabUshing 
house, still later the Montgomery Hotel, and finally Horticultural ^Jl. This 
in time was supplanted by a new Horticultural Hall. 

The following information about this Gilbert De Blois (4, pp. 8 et wg.) Is 
printed in an address by Rt. Rev. Thomas M. Clark, Bishop of Rhode Isltfid, 
entitled '^ An Historical Discourse delivered in St. John*s Church, ProTideDee« 
B. I., in commemoration of the 150^ anniversary of the Parish^" Hurtford, 1872* 
p. 85, Appendix : 

'' The close of the war left this Church indebted to Mr. Gilbert Deblois for 
the organ, who was at this time residing in London. It would seem that he had 
served a process upon the parish for payment, and a committee was appointed 
to write him and ask that ' he would give orders for withdrawing the prooess 
which had been commenced,* and, in consideration of their diminished means, 
consent to some abatement in his claim. ^ We mean not, Sir, to obtrude a 
lengUiy Epistle : possessing as you do the same holy Religion we persoade ou^ 
selves that your intention is not to distress the Church ; having so long experi- 
enced the utility of an organ In Divhie Worship, we should deeply deplore its 

^^ Mr. Deblois replies, under date of London, Broadstalrs, July 27, 1791. *I 
wish you had settled that business with me while at Boston and in my power 
to favor the Church more than can now do> but after all my solicitations nothing 


Jfotes 187 

was done th&t I eoald accept the oflfbr, which obliged me to leave the matter 
unsettled with my sister, for altho' the notes were taken in my name, it was 
wholly my Father's Property and a part of his Estate, wh<^ to prevent falling 
faito the Virtaous hands of the Ck)mmittee of Confiscation at his Death, he made 
a wUl, and left his two Tory Sons five shillings each, giving the rest of his es- 
tate to their children, who since the Peace gave it l»ck to self and Brother 
licwis, who has agreed with me that you shoold pay M^ Amery Two hundred 
Founds SterU and his fees, and to give up to the Church the remainder of the 
Interest of the s^ notes wh«^ is a large sum, and when you consider that not 
a shilling has been paid, either princi]ml or interest, you must acknowledge the 
aoms now fixed are generous. I heartily wish your Church to increase, and ad- 
Tise not to sufi^sr any Unexperienced Person to clean your Organ, wh<^ is equal 
to any of the size now in this Kingdom.' 

^^ A subscription was made, amounting [to] £277. 18s. 4d., and the matter was 
satisfactorily settled." 

Gilbert De Blois (8, p. 15) married Elizabeth , the Boston Indepetident 

Chronicle and UniverMl Advertiser of 9 Jan. 1794 announcing the death of ^^ Mrs. 
Slizabeth Deblois, wife of Mr. Gilbert Deblois, aet. 84." 

Augusta Smith De Blois (9, v, p. 15) was married not to James but to Charles 
Magee. She had one child, Margaret Magee, who was married to John A. 
Walker, son of Judge William Walker of Lenox, Mass., to whom she bore four 
children: 1. William, who died young. S. Mary Magee. 8. Elliot, who mar- 
ried in 1890 Alice Macy, daughter of ^e late Gen. Nelson Macy, and left tliree 
^ildren, Nelson, Charles Elliot, and Margaret Walker. 4. Louisa Huntington. 

Thomas Melville De Blois (9, vi, p. 15), according to information supplied by 
his niece. Miss Sarah Louisa Huntington, after his apprenticeship with Bowie 
ft De Blois entered the civil service of the British government and was in the 
customs department of the post ofllce, living at the various places named. When 
In the early fifties he left the customs service to go to California, he was in the 
direct line for promotion to the collectorship of the port of Quebec. On his re- 
tom from California in 1862 or 1868 he spent some time at Salem, Mass., and 
then settled at St. John, N. B., where he established a merchants' reading-room. 
This was burned in the gretA fire at St. John, and although he re-established it, it 
never flourished so well again. In his birthday-book may be found the names 
of many of the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick De Bloises. 

Caroline Louisa De Blois (9, vii, p. 16) bore to her first husband, Charles C. C. 
Tocker, the following children : 1. Elizabeth, died young. 2. Richard Dalton, 
bom 29 Jan. 1883, spent much of his life at Manila, in China, and in London, 
•od died at Salem, Mass., in Apr. 1899. 8. Louisa, died young. 

Lewis De Blois (10, p. 16) and his brother Francis (4, viii, p. 11), with others, 
arrived at Boston from London in the ship Union^ 25 Sept. 1784. (Boston 
Records, Miscellaneous Papers.) This Lewis De Blois had a son, not re- 
corded on page 16, as the following obituary notice from the Boston Independent 
Chronicle and Universal Advertiser of 18 July 1793 proves : ^' At Philadelphia, 
Master Dalton Deblois, only son of Mr. Lewis Deblois, merchant, of that city.** 

The wife of Nathaniel James De Blois (11, vii, p. 17) was Ang^ique Louise 
Vlrglnie, daughter of Jean Claude and Anne (Onfr6) Rousse, who was bom in 
Tirginia 22 July 1820. The Rousse family subsequently removed to Augusta, 
Ga., and later to Columbus, Ga. She married (1) in 1837 Homer Hurd, probably 
from Milwaukee, Wis., who died about 1889. The only child of this marriage 
was Emily Elizabeth Hurd, who was bom in 1838 or 1889 and died unmarried 
9 June 1909. Mrs. Hurd lived with her sister, Emily Jane Rousse, who was 
married 2 Jan. 1843 to John Amory De Blois (19, p. 20). About 1845 Mrs. Hurd 
married (2) Nathaniel James De Blois, younger brother of John Amory De Blois, 
her sister's husband. Nathaniel James De Blois died s,p. at the United States 
Hotel, Boston, 13 Aug. 1858, aged 52 years, 7 months, 28 days; and his widow 
married (3) at Newport, R. I., 6 Sept'. 1864, as his second wife. Dr. Edward 
Llnzee Cunningham of Boston, whose first wife was Adeline Elizabeth Amory. 
Dr. Cunningham was bom in Boston 2 Jan. 1810, and died at Newport, R. I., in 
1905, the last surviving member of the class of 1829 of Harvard Colle^re. His 
wife, Mrs. Ang^lique L. V. Cunningham, died at Newport 7 June 1898. The 
two brothers, John Amory and Natluiniel James De Blois, were at one time in 
the cotton business in the South, the former during the winter months pur- 
chasing cotton at Columbus, (H., and sending it down the river, and the latter 

188 Mtes [Ai«it 

shipping it by sea from Appalachicola, Fla. (Information of Dr. Thomas Amory 
De Blois of Boston ; Begister, vol. 66, p. 422 ; Heraldic Journal^ vol. 4, p. 41.) 

Catharine Laughton, the first wife of (George De Blois (12, p. 17), was 
daughter of Henry Laughton. 

According to Arnold's Vital Record of Rhode Island, toI. 15, p. 80, the wife 
of Lewis De Blois, Jr. (13, p. 17) was Betsey Lawton, the Providence CrogeiU 
of 25 Dec. 1784, as quoted by Arnold, recording the marriage of Lewis Deblois 
'•^ of this town, merchant, and Betsey Lawton, daughter* of Isaac, late of New- 
port, at Nova Scotia." This Isaac Lawton was one of the five or six Lawtons 
who settled in New Brunswick during or at the close of the Revelation. 
(Sabine's American Loyalists, vol. 2; N. T. Genealogical and Bioffraphtoal 
Jiecord^ vol. 87, p. 211.) Lewis De Blois apparently had a daughter Smh 
(perhaps the name Mary on p. 17 of the present volume of the Rbqister should 
be Sarah), for in the first Trinity Church at St. John, N. B., there was a tablet 
with the following inscription : *^ Sacred To the Memory of Sarah DeBlou, 
Late Superintendent in Trinity Church Sunday School, Who died 1*^ June*. 1869, 

in the 78'^ Tear of her Age " It is said also that Lewis De Blois had a 

son Gilbert. 

It is said that Rev. Henry Despard De Blois (16, vi, p. 19) was bom 7 Dee. 
1880, and that 18 Oct. 1831 is the date of his baptism. 

The Columbian Centinel of 26 Jan. 1805 announces the marriage of Frands 
Gilbert De Blois (17, p. 19) as follows: ''In Philadelphia, on the 6^ inst Mr. 
Francis Deblois, to Miss Millicent Conner, both of this town." 

Boston^ Mass, Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eatoh. 

Plaisted.— William Plaisted, whose son William married at Gilmanton, N. H., 
29 Nov. 1781, Hannah^ Huckins {vide supra^ p. 188), was probably a grandson of 
William* (Roger^) Plaisted, who is mentioned in King's Lieut. Roger Plaisted, 
p. 11. He would be, therefore, William* Plaisted, mariner, husbandman, of 
Somers worth, N. H., 1748, of Moultonborou^, N. H., 1774, and of New Hamp- 
ton, N. H., 1779. He was bom probably at Dover, N. H., about 1720, was living 
in 1788 (Straflbrd Deeds, vol. 10, p. 476;, but Is not found in the Census of 1790. 
He married about 1743 Judith* Riclcer, daughter of John' and Hannah (Grarland), 
who was bom at Dover(?) 16 Nov. 1720 (Maine Genealogist^ vol. 2, p. 107). 

In June 1743 William Plaisted of Somersworth, mariner, bought 13 acres there 
of Thomas Tibbetts and Olive his wife (N. H. Deeds, vol. 27, p. 478). In June 
1768 he conveyed 16 acres there (i6., vol. 96, p. 32), and in Jan. 1774 his wife 
Judith released her right of dower in the same 16 acres, where she and her hus- 
band **now" live (Strafford Deeds, vol. 1, p. 131). Tate records in his manor 
script diary (p. 84) that '' Wed. Feb. 21, 1774, Mr William Plaisted & son Wm 4 
families mov'd from Somersworth for a place called Moulton's Gore." In Dec. 
1779 he bought 50 acres in the northeasterly comer of New Hampton, on'tlM 
easterly slope of Pettee Hill, adjoining on the south lands of his son William 
and on the west lands of his son Samuel (Strafford Deeds, vol. 4, p. 159). 

He is probably the William Plaisted who in 1776 was second lieutenant in the 
Moultonborough company (N. H. State Papers, vol. 12, p. 8, vol. 14, p. 296). 

Children of William^ and Judith (Ricker) Plaisted, bom at Somersworth, 
N. H. (Tate's MS. Diary, p. 15) : Hannah, 14 May 1746(?) ; William, 1760(?;, 
for whom see below ; Olive ; Samuel, 1757. 

William* Plaisted, son of William and Judith (Ricker), bom about 1760, mar- 
ried (1)1 Aug. 1769 Anne Ford, daughter of John, who was bom probably at 
Berwick, Me. (Tate's MS. Diary, pp. 43, 49) ; he married (2) 29 Nov. 1781 
Hannah* Huckins, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Fernald). By his first wife be 
had: Daniel, bom at Somersworth In 1770; Naomi, bom at Somersworth 26 
Sept. 1771 ; a child, bom at Somersworth 14 Oct. 1773, died on the same day; 
Ford, bora perhaps at Moultonborough in 1776 (?), said to have married ■ 

Ames and to have removed to Canada or to Philadelphia (i&., p. 43). For chil- 
dren of William* Plaisted by his second wife, vide supra, p. 183. 

60 Wall StreeU New York^ N, I. Henry Wikthbop Habdoic. 


Recent Boohs 189 

Historical Intelliokncb 

Dedication of the New Building of the New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society.— The new building of the Society at 9 Ashbnrton Place, Bo»- 
ton, in which the work of the Society has been carried on and its meetings have 
been held since 21 Dec. 1912 (yideaupra^ p. 91), was formally dedicated at 3 p.m. 
on Tuesday, 18 Mar. 1918, the sixty-eighth anniversary of the incorporation of 
the Society. The exercises were held in Wn.DER Hall, the spacious auditorium 
which perpetuates the name of the late Marshall Pinckney Wilder, LL.D., Pres- 
ident of the Society during the years 1868-1886. After prayer had been offered 
by Bev. James De Normandie, D.D., of Roxbury, Mass., President Baxter brief- 
ly recalled to the minds of his hearers the names of those who in former years 
labored for the building up of the Society and of those to whose aid in more re- 
cent years the Society Is especially indebted for the new flre-proof structure. 
He then presented Hon. John Davis Long, LL.D., of Hingham, Mass., who de- 
livered a scholarly address pre-eminently appropriate to the occasion. At the 
conclusion of the exercises refreshments were served in the smaller hall to the 
many members and friends present. A full account of the dedicatory exercises, 
with the addresses of President Baxter and Governor Long, will be published 
by the Society. 

LAFHAM.^The Lapham Genealogy, by Emory D. Lapham, East Rochester, 
N. Y. (vuftf Register, vol. 64, p. 877), is nearing completion, and will be pul>- 
lished; it is hoped, in 1914. It comprises many lines of descendants of John 
Lapham of Devonshire, England, Providence, B. I., and Dartmouth, Mass., and 
will make a volume of about 600 pages. 

Parun.— A Parlin Genealogy, giving the descendants of Nicholas Parlin of 
Cambridge, Mass., on which Frank Edson Parlin, 8 Forest Park, Cambridge, 
Mass., has been at work for several years, will be published before the end of 
April, 1918. It contains from 250 to 800 pages, and includes female as well as 
male lines of descent. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
famish 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, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

iSifmrnofu.— Moses (Moyses Symonson), bom probably at Leyden, Holland, 
but of English descent, by Henry A. Simmons, Box 754, Northampton, Mass. 

Wwrden. — Peter, who was bom probably at Clayton, Lancashire, England, 
about 1569, and died about 1689, by Edward Chauncey Worden and Anna (Breits- 
man) Worden, Milbum, Essex Co., N. J. 


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Baflkerrilla gtnaalogy. Genealogy of the BaskeryiUe family )ind some allied 
families, including the English descent from 1266. By Patrick Hamilton Basker- 
TiU. Richmond, Va., William Ellis Jones' Sons, Inc., 1912. 14+21i p. fcsm. 
il. pi. 8® 

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190 Recent Books [April 

Batei genetlogy. Bates bulletin, vol. 1, no. 1, 2d series, Sept. 1912. 12 p. a. 8* 

Carter genealogy. 1652-1912. The descendants of Capt. Thomas Carter of 
Barford, Lancaster cc, Va., with genealogical notes of many of the allied 
families. By Joseph Lyon Miller, M.D. n. p. [1912.] [li+]27+388 p. fcflm. 
pi. por. 80 Address Dr. J. L. Miller, Thomas, W. Va. 

Chandler genealogy. Chandler of Oare, County of Wilts. Report of searcbM 
in relation to the ancestry of John and (jeorge Chandler who sailed from Eng- 
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of Percy M. Chandler of Philadelphia. By Thomas Allen Glenn. Printed for 
private distribution. England, W. K. Morton & Sons, printers, 1918. 81 p. 8* 

Claghorn genealogy. The Barony of Cleghome, 1203, Lanarkshire, Scotland, 
to the family of aaghom, 1912, U. S. A. By William Crumby Claghorn. Phila- 
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Currier and Bniton genealogiet. Address or historical sketch delivered at a Cat' 
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De Bloie genealogy. Old Boston families, number one. The De Blois ftmlly. 
By Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, M.A., D.C.L. 1913. 15 p. 4<» Reprint 
from Register for January, 1918. 

Doane genealogy. Doane Reunion at Barrington Head, Nova Scotia, Can. Me* 
morial service at Old Meeting House, July 18, 1912. Unveiling historic tablet 
to Edmund Doane and Elizabeth Osbom Myrick Paine, his wife. Reunion ban- 
quet, July 19, 1912. Truro, N. S., News Publishing Co., Ltd., 1912. 61 p. pi. 8* 

FoUom genealogy. Records. Fourth annual reunion of the descendants of 
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Foote genealogy. Report of the third and fourth meetings, Foote FamOy 
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French genealogy. A genealogical history of the French and allied famiHea. 
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Oeaner genealogy. The Gcsner family of New York and Nova Scotia together 
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Pineo, 1710-1912. By Anthon Temple Gesner. Middletown, Conn., Pelton 4 
King, printers and book-binders, 1912. 30 p. 11. S** 

Gh>okin genealogy. Daniel Gookin, 1612-1687, Assistant and Major General of 
the Massaclmsetts Bay Colony, his life and letters and some account of his an- 
cestry. By Frederick William Gookln. Chicago, privately printed, 1912. 207 p. 
fcsm. pi. 40 

Harwood genealogy. Grenealogical history of the Salem Harwoods, descendants 
of Henry and Elizabeth Harwood, who came from England with Gov. Winthrop 
in 1630, and settled in Charlestown, Mass. Vol. 2. By Watson H. Harwood, 
M.D. Chasm Falls, N. Y., 1912. 76 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8» 

James genealogy. Ancestors and descendants of Capt. John James and Esther 
Denison of Preston, Conn. By Clara Paine Ohler. Lima, Ohio, 1912. 216 p. 
pi. por. 80 

An account is given of the Denison, Lay, Avery, Cliesebroogh, and Tyler famillM. 

Kingman genealogy. Descendants of Henry Kingman, some early generaUoos 
of the Kingman family. By Bradford Kingman. Boston, Press of David OMfp 
& Son, 1912. 96 p. 80 

Lord genealogy. The ancestors and descendants of Lieut. Tobias Lord. By 
Charles Edward Lord. Privately printed, 1913. 263 p. fcsm, pi. por. 8* Price 
$5.00 net. Address the author, 24 Milk St., Boston, Mass. 

The flrit book received bv the Librarian in the new building, 9 Aihbarton Place, Boeloa. II 
waa delivered by Mr. Lord in person to the Librarian, 23 Deoember 1912. 

1913] Becent Books 191 

Km Grtgor genetlo^. Yearbook of American Clan Qregor Society, containing 
tlie proceedings at the gatherings of 1909 and 1910. 70 p. por. 8o 

Mitehell genealogy. The Mitchells from Kittery. Cambridge, Mass., privately 
inrfnted at the Riverside Press, 1911. p. 1295-1485, 8^ Reprint from Descend- 
ants of Edward Small and allied families, by L. A. W. Uuderhill. 

Olfluted genealogy. Genealogy of the Olmsted family in America, embracing 
the descendants of James and Richard Olmsted and covering a period of nearly 
three centuries, 1632-1912. By Henry King Olmsted, M.D. and Rev. George K. 
Ward, A.M. New York, A. T. De la Mare Printing and Publishing Co., Ltd., 
1912. 20-|-518[-f 1] p. fcsm. pi. por. 4o 

Paine genealogy. Paine ancestry, the family of Robert Treat Paine, signer of 
the Declaration of Independence, including maternal lines. By Sarah Cushing 
Plaine, ed. by Charles Henry Pope. Boston, Mass., 1912. 834 p. chart 4o 

In pert one will be found the Paine ancettry, direct line; part two, maternal lines; part 
three, tlte drbceudauts of Charle« Cushing Paine. 

Pomeroy genealogy. History and genealogy of the Pomeroy family. Collateral 
lines in family groups. Normandy, Great Britain, and America, comprising the 
ancestors and descendants of Eltweed Pomeroy from Beaminster, co.. Dorset, 
Bng., 1630. By Albert Alonzo Pomeroy. [Toledo, Ohio, The Franklin Printing 
and Engraving Co., 1912.] 16+962 p. fcsm. 11. map pi. por. 4o 

Bitter genealogy. Versuch den Ursprung nnd die genealogie der Rheinpftfl- 
zischen familie Ritter zu verzeichnen. Norton T[owuseud] Horr, B. S. Cleve- 
land, Ohio, privatdruck, 1912. [54] p. map pi. por. 8o 

BaTary genealogy. Memorial volume, selections from the prose and poetical 
writings of the late John Savary. Edited by John Albee. To which is added a 
genealogical record of the Savary-Hall families. By Marion H. Shumway. 
Chicago [ill.], privately printed, 1912. 5+270 p. fcsm. por. 8® 

Shepardaon genealogy. The Shepardson family, some miscellaneous records of 
several generations. By Francis Waylaud Shepardson. u. p. 1912. 8 p. 8° 

Bhnrtleff genealogy. Descendants of William Shurtlcff of Plymouth and 

Harshfleld, Mass., 2 vols. By Benjamin Shurtletf. Revere, Mass., 1912. Vol. 1, 

13+758 p.; vol. 2, 738 p. fcsm. map pi. por. S^ Price $15.00. Address the 
aathor. Revere, Mass. 

Sterena, Gallatin, and Nicholaon genealogies. Genealogical-biographical histories 
of the families of Stevens, Gallatin, and Nicholson. By Byam Kcrby Stevens. 
Kew York, National Americana Society, 1911. u6 p. fcsm por. F^ 

Stoddard genealogy. The Stoddard family, being an account of some of the 
descendants of John Stodder of Hlngham, Massacliusetts Coionv. By Francis 
Busseli Stoddard, Jr. New York, The Trow Press, 1912. 148 p. 8o Price 
$3.50, by mail $3.61. Address the author, 43 Exchauge Place, New York, N. Y. 

•towell genealogy. Condensed genealogy, S to well family with allied families. 
By Cliarles Henry Stowell, M.D. n. p. 1912. n. p. chart, pi. por. 8^ 

Mentiou i* made of tlitf folluwiuK fuioUieA: Pugi*, Furruw, Cticuey, Wlnwall, Jackaon, 
Dnutfter, Lawrence, Wntthington, uiid Buyntuii. 

Tower genealogy. Report of the fourth annual reunion of the descendants of 
John Tower, at Detroit, Mich., June 7, 8, and 9, 1912, and of the fourth annual 
meeting of tlie Tower Gcnexilogicai Society, at Hiugiiain, Mass., July 20, 1912. 
Boston, Mass., £. L. Grimes Co., printers [1912]. 40 p. fcsm. 11. pi. por. 8^ 

Tyler genealogy. William Tyler geucalo^. The descendants of William 
Tyler, of Salem, N. J., 1(>25(?)-1701. By Wliiard Irving Tyler Brigham. Pub- 
lished for David Allen Thompson. Albany, N. Y., The Braudow Printing Co., 
1912. 55 p. 8« 

Webster genealogy. Some of the descendants of Jolm Webster of Ipswich, 
Idass., 1634. By John C[aivin] Webster, M.D. Chicago, 111., 1912. 92 p. 8o 

White genealogy. White family (males). [Descendants of William of Bos- 
ton, Mass.] n. p. n. d. Chart. 

192 Secent Books [April 

Woleott gmulogj. The family of Henry Wolcott, one of the first settlers of 
Windsor, Conn. By Chandler Woleott. Printed for the Society of DesoendantB 
of Henry Woleott. Rochester, N. Y., The Genesee Press, 1913. 24+466 p. 
f csm. 11. pi. por. 40 Price $10.00. Address the author, 99 Park Ave., Hochester, 


. Wyatt ^netlogy. Ancestry of Margaret Wyatt, wife of Matthew Allyn of 
Brauntou in Devon [Eng.], and later of Windsor in Connecticut. 2d edition. 
By Charles K[nowles] Bolton, n. p. [1912.] Chart. Price $1.00. 


Dryden, John Fairfield, memoir. John Fairfield Dryden, bom Aag^t 7, 1889, 
died November 24, 1911, founder and president of The Prudential Insurance 
Company of America, pioneer of Industrial Insurance in America, United States 
Senator. Issued by the Prudential Insurance Company of America on the flnt 
anniversary of the death of its founder and late president. 68 p. pi. por. 4« 

Tiike, John, memoir. By William Roscoe Thayer. Boston, Mass., 1912. 10 p. 
fcsm. por. 8® 

Qrafton, Chariot Chapman, memoir. Bishop Grafton [Bishop of Fond da Lte, 
Wis.], n.p. n.d. 47 p. por. 40 

Higginion, Thomaa Wentworih, memoir. [By Andrew McFarland Davis.] 15 p. 
4<» From the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 
vol. 47. 

Hull, WUlitm, memoir. William Hull and the surrender of Detroit, a biograph- 
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graphical slcetches.** By James Frecmau Clarke. Together with extracts from 
letters from the appendix in tlie volume '' General Hull's Military and Civil Life.' 
Boston, Press of George H. Ellis Co., 1912. 32 p. 12* 

Lowe, Enoch Lonii, memoir. Enoch Louis Lowe, Gov. of Maryland, 1861-54. 
By Caleb Clark Magruder. n. p. n. d. 8 p. por. 

Extructfd Irom the Year-Book of American Claii Grvgor Society, 1909 and 1910. 

Newton, John Marshall, memoir. Memoirs of Jolm Marshall Newton, n. p. n. d 
91 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8^ 

Bowdoin College, Class of 1862. Fiftieth anniversary of the Class of 18G2, Bow- 
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American Revelation. The Battle of April 19, 1775, in I^xington, Concord, 
Lincoln. Arlington, Canibrul^e, Sonierville, and Charlestown, Mass. [Special 
limited edition with the muster rolls of the participating American companies.] 
By Frank Warren Coburn. Lexington, Mass., published by the author, 1912. 
171-I-78 p. map pi. por. 8*' 

American Revolution, Continental Congress. Library of Congress. Journals of 
the Continental Congress, 1774-17«9, edited from the original records In the 
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American BeTolntion, Continental Congress. Library of Congress. Joumalj^ of 
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Hassachnsetts Acts and Resolves. Acts and resolves passed by the General 
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in tlie statutes, changes of names of persons, etc. Published by the Secretary 
of the C'oiumonweaith. Boston, Wright & Potter Frinting Co., 1912. 71+ 
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MaasftohnMtti, neord eommiiiioiier. Twenty-fifth report of the commissioner 
of public records, 1912. By Henry E[me8tJ Woods. Boston, Mass., Wright 
St Potter Printing Co., 1913. 7 p. 8<> 

■iisisiippi Yall0j. The Mississippi Valley in the movement for flfty-fOnr 
forty or fight. By Daniel Wait Howe. n. p. n. d. 20 p. 8« Reprint from the 
Proceedings of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, vol. 5. 

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Janey, history. The discovery and early history of New Jersey. By 
William Nelson. [1912.] 87 p. 8<» Paper read before the Passaic County His- 
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Balehertown, Xasi., history. 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the town 
of Belchertown, July 2, 8, and i, 1911, a sketch of the celebration and the his- 
torical address. By Rev. Pay son W. Lyman. Belchertown, Mass., Press of 
Lewis H. Blackmer, 1912. 28 p. por. S^ 

BoitoA, lUii., Christ Chureh. Christ church, Salem street, Boston, 1728. [By 
Charles Knowles Bolton.] Boston, Mass., published by the church [1912J. 
49[-f-2] p. fcsm. il. map pi. por. 8o 

BolEalo, N. T., Tint Preibyterian Charoh. Manual of the First Presbyterian 
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Chatham, Kan., history. No. 78. Library of CtLpe Cod history and genealogy. 
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period before 1860. By James W. Hawes. Yarmoutliport, Mass., C. W. Swift, 
publisher and printer, 1912. 88 p. 8o 

Elmira, V. T., history. The Elmira prison camp, a history of the military 
prison at Elmira, N. Y., July 6, 18G4, to July 10, 1865, with an appendix contain- 
ing names of the Confederate prisoners buried in Woodlawu National Cemetery. 
By Clay W[ood] Holmes, A.M. New York and Loudon, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 
1912. 17-H05 p. fcsm. map pi. por. 8'' 

Talley Forgo, Fa., Maasaehusotts Military Xoxiiixiiont. Dedication exercises at 
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otBcers and men from Mass. who served there between 19th December, 1777, and 
19th June, 1778, also list of offlccrs in Mass. organizations in the Revolutionary 
war and list of ofllicers in Mass. organizations wlio served at Valley Forge. By 
Brig. Gen. PhUlp Reade. Boston, Mass., Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1912. 
85 p. fcsm. map pi. por. 4<» 


Aaeriean Antiqnarian Sooiety. An address delivered at Worcester, October 16, 
1912, before the American Antiquarian Society on the occasion of the lOOth aiml- 
versary of Its foundation. By Charles G. Washburn. Bus ton, Ma«s., privately 
printed, 1912. 45 p. S^ 

Amorietn Historioal Afiooiation. Annual report of the American Historical 
Association for 1910. Washington [D. C], 1912. 725 p. 8" . 

Dolawaro Stato Sooiety of the Cincinnati. Unveiling and prcscntatlfm of the 
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Eiatoria. Quartcrlv. Vol. 4, no. 1. By W. P. Campbell. Oklahoma City, 
Okla., 1913. [8 p.] 40 

Iroltad Proibytorian Historioal Society. Presbyterian Historical Society of 
Ireland, fifth annual meeting held In the Church House, Belfast, Feb. 13, 1912, 
report with original extracts. Edited by J. W. K[ernohan]. Belfast, W. & G. 
Baird, Ltd., 1912. 20 p. por. 80 

194 Recent Books [April 

Maiden Ristorioal Society. The Register of the Maiden Historical Society, 
Maiden, Mass., no. 2. Converse Memorial. Edited by the Committee on Pab- 
licatlon. Lyim, Mass., Frank S. Whitten, printer, 1912. 

Kational Sooiety of Daughten of Fovndera and Patriota of Ameriea. History for 
the 14th year ending May 13, 1912. [Washhigton, D. C] 1912. 117 p. 8» 

Newport Hiatorical Society, bulletin no. 6. Gk>v. William Coddington, paper 
read before the Society at the regular quarterly meeting, Noveml^ 18, 1911 
By Mrs. Sarah K. Birckhead. Newport, li. I., 1918. 24 p. por. 8o 

Newport Eistorioal Sooiety, bnlletln. Special bulletin of the Newport Hl«t<^ 
cal Society, February, 1918. The visit of Gen. Washington to Newport in 1781. 
By French E. Chadwick. 19 p. map 8® 

Old Dartmoath Historical Sketohei. No. 34. Proceedings of the 84th qnaiteriy 
meeting held in their building, Jan. 12, 1912. Courtship and marrii^^ of ye old 
time Quakers. By Mary E. Austin. 10 p. 4® 

Old Dartmonth Historical Sketches. No. 35. Proceedings of the 9th amnial 
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1912. 7 p. 40 

Old Dartmonth Historical Sketches. No. 86. Proceedings of the 86th qnmrtcfly 
meeting of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society ; being their annual Dating, 
and held in Wcstport, Mass., 12 Sept. 1912. Hix*s Bridge and the Handy Hooae. 
By Henry B. Worth. 10 p. il. pi. 40 

Society of the Cincinnati of Xassachnsetts. Massachusetts Society of the Cin- 
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Sooiety of Mayflower Descendants in the State of New York. Foorth record book, 
October, 1912. Organized 1894, incorporated 1896. New York, 1912. 201 ^ 
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Society of Sons of the RcTolntion, MissonrL Register of the Society of SoM of 
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Indians of North America. Narratives of captivity among the Indians of North 
Ameriwi. A list of books and manuscripts on tfiis subject in the Edward E. 
Aver collection of The Newberry Library. Chicago, 111., The Newberry Libraiy 

[li)12]. 120 p. 80 

Newspapers. Library of Congress. A check list of American 18th centuy 
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Newspapers. Luce's directory of daily newspapers arranged to aid espec&dly 
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142 p. 12" 

Nevrspapors. Virjj:inia State Library. List of newspapers in the Virginia 
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Pleasants Minor and Miss Susie B. Harrison, under the direction of Earl G. 
Sweni. Kichmond, Va., 1912. p. 285-425 8° 

Smuggling. Williams College, David A. Wells prize essays, no. 3, smuggling 
in tlie American Colonies at the outbreak of the Revolution with special refe^ 
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No. 1. Descendants of Eltweed Pomeroy of Dorchester, Mass., and Windsor, Ct. (16 pp. 

No. 2. ** " John Moore of Sudbury, Mass (22 pp. 

No. 3. <* ** Samuel Walker of Woburn, Mass I 9 PP< 

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By Chakvino Howabo, Esq., of Winthrop, Mass. 

David Floyd, a resident member of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society from 1898, and since February 1912 the 
chairman of its Committee on Collection of Kecords, died at his 
home at Winthrop, Mass., 17 March 1913. He was bom at 
Winthrop 26 October 1854, the son of Edward and Lucretia 
(Tewksbury) Floyd, and a descendant of Capt. John Floyd, who 
was living at Lynn, Mass., in 1662, and later lived at Maiden, near 
the old Chelsea line, and served in 1676 as a lieutenant in King^^ 
Philip's War.* Among David Floyd's ancestors were early settlers 
of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Mayflower Pilgrims of Ply- 
mouth, as well as soldiers of the Revolution. 

Edward Floyd, the father of David, had four other children. He 
was a man of parts in his time. He held several town offices, being a 
member of the legislature in 1851, treasurer of North Chelsea before 
Winthrop was set off in 1852, and for many years the first treasurer of 
the new town. He was known as ** the Squire," and such he was, 
being a justice of the peace, writing deeds, and measuring land, in 
addition to tilling his small farm, after the manner of a true village 
squire of fifty years ago ; for then Winthrop was a small country 
town, and agriculture was the principal occupation of the inhabitants. 

David Floyd had the schooling of the time in the Winthrop pub- 
lic schools, which was not liberal, but in spite of this he became a 
scholar through much reading, contact with the world, and travel. 
He went to a business college in Boston, and later he took the full 
Chautauqua course. He married, 9 June 1886, Belle A. Seavey, 
who survives her husband. They had no children. His home was 
always in Winthrop. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, which as an organization was much benefited by his varied 

On the death of his father in 1879 he took charge of his business, 
pursuing in a moderate way and graduaQy increasing his real estate 

• See "The Floyd Family of Rumney Marsb," by C. Harold Floyd, in Reoisteb, 
Tol. S3, pp. 245-257. 


196 David Floyd [Jnfy 

and conveyancing business until 1889, when he established himidf 
in the general business of real estate, insurance, and conyeyancing 
at Winthrop and at 34 School Street, Boston, occupying the same 
offices and carrying on his work with ever increasing energy until 
the day of his death. By his unusual ability, and with his strict 
habits of industry, Mr. Floyd became a successful business miiL 
He was a director in the Massachusetts B^ Estate Exchange, vioe- 
president and director of the County Savings Bank, and a director 
of the Winthrop Cooperative Bank. He was a trustee of mnch 
property and of many interests, and in general was adviser and 
helper not only for various persons and estates in a strictly busineH 
way, but also for the widowed and fatherless in Winthrop and out- 
side. Probably none of his fellow-citizens knew how far his help- 
fulness reached in all directions. 

Mr. Floyd early became a conspicuous town officer, serving hk 
town in various capacities and with superior ability, as assessor fer 
seven years, treasurer for eleven years, treasurer of the sinking^bnd 
for twenty-five years, moderator at various town-meetings, and a 
member of numerous committees for investigation and report on xomxj 
matters vital to the town's interests and policy. Among the moit 
important of his services for his native town were those connected 
with the establishing and building of a sewerage system, those ren- 
dered as a member of the appropriations committed which made im 
the annual budget for the town's expenditures and practically planned 
its financial policy for many years, and also his services ad cfaainnjin 
of the committee to investigate the establishment of playgroonda 
for the town, an investigation which he conducted in a most ex- 
haustive and thorough manner, with very happy results. The 
methods reported and adopted in relation to this matter attracted 
state-wide attention, and the Boston Transcript said of the report 
that it " is one of the best civic documents of the year." 

In 1883 Mr. Floyd, with five others, was appointed to estahlidi 
a reading-room and library in the town. This was the beginning of 
the Winthrop Public Library, of which Mr. Floyd was a trustee 
continuously from that time imtQ his death, serving as secretaij or 
chairman the entire period. He excelled all his associates on the 
libra r}' board, not only in length of service, but also in the extent 
and quality of his work, no cause, perhaps, being closer to his heait 
An excellent library building, well set in spacious grounds, waa 
built in 1898, i\lr. Floyd's good judgment never failing, whether 
the matter in hand was one of construction or of selecting employeei 
or pictures. The historical room commenced at that time, with its 
splendid collection, stands as the fruition of his dreams andamoni- 
ment to his effort and ability. 

He was chairman of the trustees of the Winthrop Improvement 
and Historical Association, was a foremost and much-^ppredsted 
worker in behalf of its varied activities in the interests of the towa, 

)918] David Floyd 197 

apd acted as chairman of the committee which obtained the fimds 
for the purchase of the old Deane Winthrop House. In 1902 he 
took a conspicuous part, both as library trustee and as a member of 
the general committee, in the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary 
of the incorporation of the town. In 1912 he headed a coip- 
niittee which conducted a celebration in connection with the old 
Gibbons Elm, it being the two hundred and seventy-fifth anniversary 
of the original allotments of land at *^ Pullen Point," Among the 
many minor duties which he assumed was the presidency of the 
Winthrop Law and Order League, at a time when he thought that 
the good name of the town was at stake. 

Mr. Floyd was representative to the General Court in 1887 and 
1888, was a member, and chairman for a considerable term, of the 
Winthrop Kepublican To¥m Committee, and sometimes served on 
important State commissions. 

In 1897 he joined the Massachusetts Society, Sons of the Ameri- 
can Revolution, became one of the original members of its Old 
Suffolk Chapter, and held important official positions both in the 
local chapter and in the state society. He was ako prominent in 
Masonic circles. 

On historical, civic, and local topics Mr. Floyd was a writer of 
no mean ability, and contributed numerous articles for publication 
alcmg these lines. From time to time each year he furnished to the 
Winthrop and to the Boston papers a digest of the growth and 
activities of Winthrop, particularly in relation to its reaJ estate in- 
taneats. He also aided Judge Mellen Chamberlain and the Massa- 
cinisetts Historical Society in preparing the Documentary History 
of Chelsea, the home of his ancestors, which embraced the Win- 
throp region. 

Sometimes he ^ broke out in verse," but this was usually for the 
benefit of his more intimate friends or for special occasions. He 
broad in his reading, knew books better than the average busi- 
man, perused the best English Kterature, and had a true sense 
nf humor. He often spent one to two hours a day in browsing in 
ihe book-stores, to find the best books for the use of the Winthrop 
PkibUc Library or a book of which some person was in particular 
need. He knew the historical and legendary scenes of New Eng- 
land as few others know them. 

He never indulged in any conspicuous or extreme pleasures, al- 

ttoogh he knew how to enjoy the good things of every-day life 

merj day. His physique, like his mind and spirit, was most ex- 

: aellent ; he had a good body, well proportioned, a strong build, an 

I fonct carriage, a quick step, and a cheerful and restful countenance. 

\ Wm sincerity, candor, and constancy beamed out from his magnetic 

penonality at every angle of his many-sided life. 

He was the lea^g citizen of Winthrop. He was lavish of his 
toward all civioi patriotic, philanthropic, and intellectual 


Ids Old Boston Families [Jxij 

moyementSy many of which appealed to his bogy life. He had a 
fairness of temperament, a clearness of understanding, and a firm- 
ness of character that made him a good judge of the problems rf 
every-day life, our times, and our people. He was a man of vision, 
who could by the eye of experience and faith look far into the future. 
He was at all times an optimist. His manifold activities and Us 
qualities of heart and life bound him with dose ties to many peopk 
in the varied work and various walks of life. 




By Lawbencb Pjl&k, Esq., of Groton, Mmi. 

1. Thomas^ Savage was bom, probably in England, in 1607 or 1608. 
He embarked from London in the ship Plantery Nic^ Trarice, masteri 
in Apr. 1635, having been certified by the minister of St. Albans, Hertfi»d- 
shire. In the list of the ship's passengers he is called a tailor, and his igs 
is given as 27, which corresponds with his age as given by him in a degt^ 
sition dated 26 (9) 1664, in which he states that he is abont 57 yean oU 
(Essex County Files, vol. 10, p. 59). According to his descendant, Hon. 
James Savage, the noted antiquarian of Boston, he was a son of William 
Savage, a blacksmith of Taunton in Somersetshire, and was apprenticed 
by his father 9 Jan. 1 620/1 to the Merchant Taylors Guild of London. 
Aside from this statement, I have found nothing to show that Thomis 
Savage had any connection with William, the blacksmith of Taunton, la 
his will, dated 28 June 1675 but probably written some years earlier, 
Thomas Savage leaves money to " my coz Leonard Savage in Barbadoes " 
and " to my sister." The sister's name is written in the will, but it is 
difficult to decipher. It is, however, apparently " Perking.*' These two 
bequests, together with another to his son Arthur, who was probably dead 
when the will was dated, are interlined in the original, and do not appear 
in the copy of the will on file in the Suffolk Registry of Probate in Boston. 
In the registers of the church of St. John sub-Castro at Lewes, co. Sussex, 
is recorded the burial, 9 Nov. 1617, of Leonard Savage, mercer and hoote- 
holder. In the will of Henry Crabbe of St. Gregory, London, merchant tailor, 
dated 25 Nov. 1620, mention is made of William, Margaret, and Anne (ill 
under 21 years), children of Leonard Savage, deceased, "my late master," 
who is doubtless the same man who was buried at Lewes in 1617. In 1784 
a great-grandson of Thomas Savage, Samuel Phillips Savage, compiled a 
chart of the family from information given him before her death in 1755 
by his grandmother Hannah (Gillam) Phillips, a granddaughter of ThonUH 
Savage, and by Mrs. Joshua Wells (Sarah Savage), another granddaughter. 
Mrs. Phillips was born in Boston in 1G62, twenty years before her grand* 
father Savage died, and doubtless derived the information directly from 
him. In this chart, which is now in the possession of a descendant of the 
compiler, it is stated that Thomas Savage was a linen draper (mercer) and 
had two brothers in England, one of whom was Arthur, ^' Dean of Cst- 

1913] I%e Savage Family 199 

Ikle,'' while the other, name unknown, lived ahont fif^ milee from Lon- 
don, which is the distance between London and Lewes. Arthur Savage, 
I find upon investigation, was not dean of Carlisle, but a prebendary or 
▼i6&4lecanns of the Cathedral of Carlisle, and in his will made in 1698 he 
beqaeathed money to Arthur, James, and Elizabeth, the children of his 
n^hew James Savage, a sadler of Lewes. Arthur Savage matriculated 
at Oxford 16 Mar. 1637/8 at the age of 16, and in the cat^ogue of Oxford 
Uniyersity graduates he is called a son of John Savage, Esq., ** of Wootton 
Hall in the County of Salop." It seems impossible to identify this estate, 
and researches thus far have not disclosed any will of a John Savage in 
Shropshire. If Thomas Savage's father was named William, it is a little 
strange that he gave his fathers name to none of his twelve sons. He did, 
however, call one son Arthur, a name which has since been frequently used 
in the family, and named another Richard, which was also the name of a 
Savage who married at Lewes in 1673. 

In the January after his arrival Thomas Savage was admitted to the 
church in Boston. In the following month he was given seven acres of 
marsh ground at Muddy River, now Brookline, Mass., *^ for the keeping 
of hb cattle (being in number, five) " (Boston Records), and on 25 May 
1686 he was made a freeman of the town of Boston, upon whose records 
Ids name appears with frequency during the remainder of his life. In the 
religious controversy in which his mother-in4aw, the famous Mistress Anne 
Hutchinson, became involved. Savage was one of her adherents, and pre- 
Hons to her trial was disarmed and obliged to leave Boston, as he did ap- 
parently late in 1637. With William Coddington, William Hutchinson, 
and others. Savage purchased Aquidneck of the natives, and began the 
settlement of Rh^e Island. Soon after his arrival at Aquidneck Savage 
recanted, and was allowed to return to Boston, where he was again settled, 
psobably as early as June 1638*. In 1637 he became a member of the 
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston, where his name 
slands fourth on the roll of membership, and in 1651 he succeeded Capt. 
Bobert Keayne as captain of the Company, holding this position again in 
1859, 1668, 1675, and 1680. In 1651 and 1652 he was the recorder or 
town clerk of Boston, and a selectman in 1652. On 1 2 Mar. 1 653/4 Savage, 
with one other, was chosen to represent Boston in the General Court, 
holding that position until 1657. He was again a representadve from 1 659 
Id 1662, and in 1677 and 1678, and held the office of assistant from 1680 
to his death. In 1669 he was one of the founders and members of the 
Third (Old South) Church, and was a liberal contributor toward establish- 
ioga free school in Boston. In 1673 he, with others, erected a barricade 
in Boston Harbor for protection against an expected attack upon Boston 
hw the Dutch. This barricade eventually grew into Long Wharf, portions 
Of which have ever since been owned by some of his descendants. In 1675, 
■I the beginning of King Philip's War, Savage was appointed to the chief 
command of the Massachusetts forces, Denison, the major-general, being 
ptereoted by illness from participating, and on 28 June he set out upon 
the campaign at the head of a force numbering about three hundred men. 
IhKm their arrival at the Wampanoag country in the northeastern portion 
01 Bhode Island they found that Philip and his forces had fled, and peace 
being soon declared, Savaee and his men returned to Boston, where the 
anny was disbanded. Philip, however, was soon again upon the war-path, 
and in the spring of 1676 Savage was once more placed at the head of the 
Ifassachusetts troops and acquitted himself with distinction during the re- 
■ainder of the war. 

2dd Old Boston FMtilietf [Jtfy 

According to the Bo6k of Possessiong, SitVage's hcnae and^ffdeh weto 
on the north side of the present Bennet Street, neat Starlet's Whar^ whcM 
afterwards stood the King's Head Tayem. At the same time he was the 
owner of a farm in firaintreey containing abodt 69 acres, 26 acres of whidi 
he sold early to James Everill of Bostoti. Be afterwards Increased Us 
holdings in Braintree to nearly 2500 acres. In 1656 Savage bcdlt a new 
honse ** between the drawbrid^ and the conduit," on the southerly side 
of the present North Street, near Dock Square, (m land which he had pti^ 
chased two years earlier for £130. In Uie deed of this purchase he is 
called a '' merchant,'' and his shop stood on what is now the easteHy 
comer of Washington Street and Adams Square. 

He married first, probably in Boston in 1637, Fkttn HtrrcHnrsoir, who 
was baptized at Alford, co. Lincoln, England, 14 Aug. 1617, and died is 
Boston 20 Feb. 1651/2, daughter of WOliam and Anne (Marbory), whflf 
came to Boston in 1634. He married secondly, in BoBt(ni, 15 Sept. 165^ 
Increase Nowell officiating, Mart SrifMKS, who was bom at DonstaUe, 
CO. Bedford, England, 9 Apr. 1628, daughter of Rev. Zechaiiah of CharUv- 
town, Mass., who came to Boston in l6S4 in the same ship with the 

Maj. Savage died suddenly in Boston 15 Feb. 1681/2, and was bmM 
in the burial-ground now adjoining King's Chapel, where his tomb, upon 
which are engraved the arms of the Savages of Bock-Savage, may still be 
seen. On 28 June 1675 he dated his will, by which he app(Mnted JiAxt 
Hull and Isaac Addington overseers, and his sons Thomas, Ephraim, tabA 
Perez his executors, and disposed of property amounting, as shown by tk0 
appraisal of his estate, to nearly £3500. Among the items of the invento^ 
are arms and armor valued at £5 ; platef, gold, and rings, £29. 10s. 1^.; 
servants, £83 ; pewter, £11. 9s. 6d. ; books, £2. 10s. ; and debts of £644. 
8s. 6d. In the real estate are Lncluded his house and land in Boston, land 
at the South End of Boston and a " parte of the out wharfe," Hog (now 
Breed's) Island, a farm at <' Romly Marsh," and lands in Braintree and 
Lynn. His portrait, showing him in military dress and painted in 1679 by 
an unknown artist, is in the possession of a descendant, and is reproduced 
in Winsor's Memorial History of Boston, vol. 1, p. 318. 

Maj. Savage's widow, who became a member of the Third Church in 
1674, was married, between 7 Dec. 1683 and 10 Apr. 1684, as his fourth 
wife, to Anthony Stoddard, who, when he died on 16 Mar. 1686/7, w» 
called by Sewail ** the ancientest shop-keeper in Town." Mrs. Stoddard 
died in Boston 18 July 1710, and was buried, the day following her death, 
in the Savage tomb. In her will, made 5 Feb. 1697/8 and proved 21 July 
1710, she gives to her daughter Sarah Higginson her ** Molatto Girl named 
Ann and also all the wrought plate ; " to her son-in-law John Iligginsoi 
her '^ Great bible ; " to the two children of her grandson John Higgmson, 
Jr., a silver spoon each, of the value of fifteen shillings ; and the remainder 
of her estate is to be equally divided between her six grandchildren, the 
five children of John Higginson and the daughter of her deceased soo 
Ebenezer Savage. She appoints John Higgilison and his wife Sarah her 

Children by first wife, bom in Boston : 

2. i. Habijah,* b. 1 Aug. 1638. 

8. it. TnoBiAS, bapt. 17 May 1640. 

Ui. Hannah, b. 88 June 1648 ; bapt. at fhe* l^irst Chuith 9 Ju^ IM, 
'' being about 5 dayes old ; '* d. in Boston betw. 11 Oct. 1721 aadtl 
Feb. 1721/2; m. (1) in Boston, MaJ.-Gen. Humphi^ AtbevM 

913] Tht Savage Family 201 

offlciatinff, 26 Oct. 1660, Bbnjamin Gillam, son of Benjamin and 
Anne of Boston, b. in England abt. 164S, d. probably in Boston and 
bar., according to Sewall, 18 June 1685. He was a mercliant, 
mariner, and ship-owner of Boston, having a ^^ mansion house*' 
on Batterymarch and wharves and a ship-yard near. He was 
second in command of an expedition, daring King Philip's War, 
led by his father-in-law, into central Massachusetts, and was a 
lieutenant in Capt. Savage's second Boston company in the Suffolk 
regiment under Maj. Thomas Clarke prior to 1675. He also served 
in the Karragansett campaign in Ring Philip's War, and succeeded 
Capt. Savage as captain of his company, 6 Feb. 1675/6. His wiU, 
made 28 Mar. 1681, was proved 17 June 1686. Mrs. Hannah 
(Savage) Gillam m. (2) in Boston, early in Sept. 1685, Giles 
Sylvester, son of Nathaniel and Grizzel (Brinley) of Shelter 
Island, N. Y., b. 1657, d. probably In New York City in or soon 
after 1705. His father was the first settler and later the owner 
of the entire island, where he had a manorial estate. Giles Syl- 
vester lived on this estate, but spent much time in New York, and 
in 1696 was living in Boston. At his father's death in 1680 he 
inherited a large portion of the island, of which he left, by will, 
one-third to his widow. Mrs. Sylvester, after her husband's death, 
returned to live with one of her daughters in Boston, where she 
was admitted to the Third (Old South) Church in 1707. Children 
by first husband: 1. Hannahy b. 27 Apr. 1662; d. 1755; m. Sam- 
uel Phillips ;* eight children. 2. Ann^ b. 6 June 1665 ; d. in Boston 
11 Nov. 1678. 8. Faith, b. 18 July 1668; d. after 1747; m. (1) 
Matthew Middleton ; m. (2) Capt. Wentworth Paxton ; one child 
by first husband, and three children by second husband. 4. Dyo" 
nitia, b. 8 Feb. 1671/2 ; d. young. 5. Benjamin, b. 5 June 1677 ; d. 
young. 6. Thomas, b. 10 Aug. 1679; d. young. 7. Mary, b. 9 
June 1682; d. probably 1747; m. (1) Robert Seppens; m. (2) 
Richard Hubbard ; two children by second husband. 
4. iv. Ephraim, b. 20 July 1645. 

T. Mart, bapt. 6 June 1647, ** aged about 8 days ; " m. abt. 1670 Thobcas 
Thacher, son of Rev. Thomas and Elizabeth (Partridge) (Kemp). 
He settled in Boston, where he became a prosperous merchant, 
and died there 2 Apr. 1686. Mrs. Thacher d. in Boston 22 July 
1780, leaving all her property to her son Peter. Children: 1. 
Elizabeth, b. 26 Dec. 1671 ; d., probably in Boston, 8 Jan. 1678/9. 
2. 7%oma«, b. 25 Sept. 1673; d. in Boston 16 Dec. 1722; m. (1) 
Margaret Haywood ; m. (2) Katherlne (Tuck) Everton; no chil- 
dren by either marriage. 8. John, b. 22 Jan. 1674/5; m. Mary 
Mould ; no record of his death or of any children. 4. Peter, bapt. 
26 Aug. 1677; d. 1 Mar. 1789; H. C. 1696; m. Hannah Curwen; 
no record of any children. 5. Mary, b. 28 Jan. 1679/80; d. be- 
tw. 24 Apr. 1729 and 5 Nov. 1786; m. (1) George Kilcup; m. 
(2) Joseph Bill; two children by first husband, none by second 

Ti. Dyonisia, bapt. 80 Dec. 1649, aged about one day; living in 1708, 
butd. bef. 1723; m. (1), probably in Boston, abt. 1680, Samuel 
Ravenscroft ; m. (2), in York Co., Va., in 1695, Thomas Hadlet. 
Samuel Ravenscroft became a member of the Ancient and Honor- 
able Artillery Company in 1679, second sergeant in 1682, and en- 
sign in 1686, and in Mar. 1686/7 was commissioned captain of a 
militia company in Boston. His three oldest children were bapt. 
at the Third Church, but in 1686 he, with a few others, founded 
King's Chapel, the first Anglican church in Boston, where his 
younger children were bapt. On 29 June 1689 he was chosen one 
of its wardens. In Apr. 1689 he was imprisoned for sympathizing 
with the policies of Gov. Andros, but was soon after released, 
and united in a loyal address to King William. About 1692 he 
removed with his family to Virginia, where he d. bef. 1695. Chil- 
dren by first husband : 1. Dyimitia^ b. 12 Apr. 1681 ; probably d. 

• Vii* lf|/Wb p. 212, note. 

202 Old Boston Families [July 

young. 2. Samuel^ b. 12 Apr. 1682; probably d. yomig. 8. 
Oeorge, b. 20 Mar. 1682/8 ; probably d. yonng. 4. Sarak^ b. 90 

Nov. 1686; m. Berry; living >in York Co., Va., in 1723. 

5. ThomaSy b. 29 Jane 1688 ; d. in Bristol Fariflh, Prince George 
Co., Va., in Dec. 1785 or Jan. 1785/6 ; living in James Ci^ Co., 
Ya., in 1728 ; m. and had one son.* 
vii. Perez, b. 17 Feb. 1651/2, and bapU at the First Chmrch flve dsjs 
later. He enlisted as an ensign in Capt. Mosley's company in 
King Philip's War, was badly woonded in the thigh at Swansey, 
R. I., during the first week of the war, and was again woonded In 
the '' Great Swamp fight " in the Narragansett campaign on 19 Dec. 
following, when he had become lient. of the same company. A 
'^ young martial spark ** Hubbard quaintly calls him,t and a '* noble 
heroic youth" says Capt. Benj. Church. Later he carried on 
trade between Boston, Ix)ndon, and Cadiz. He was in London in 
Sept. 1690, about to sail for Malaga, and in the following Not. 
he was in Deal, ^^ waighting A faire wind to go to sea : for Mal- 
lago and here Agalne." He was again in London in Oct. 1691. 
A contribution was taken up in the Dorchester churches on 28 
Jan. 1698/4 for the purpose of ransoming Savage and his nephew 
Thomas Thacher, who had fallen into the hands of Barbary 
pirates. Just when this capture took place has not yet been dis- 
covered, but Savage and his nephew and other members of the 
ship's crew were imprisoned at Mequinez (now Meknez), Morocco, 
and there on 24 May 1694, '' in my Sick Bed," Savage made a will, 
and probably d. soon after. 'He never married. When Savage 
was in London, 8 Sept. 1690,^^ being bound out on a Voyage to 
Sea/' he made a will, by which he left £10 each to his brothers 
Thomas, Ephraim, and Benjamin, and to his sisters w^nnmh 
Silvester, Mary Thatcher, Dionitia Ravenscroft, and Sarah Hig- 
ginson, and to each of them a ring of 20 shillings in value ; to 
his nephew Thomas Thacher £50, and to his brother Thomas Savage 
** my Silver hllted Rapier which was left me by my Father." All 
the remainder of his estate, after the debts and above-mentioned 
bequests had been paid, he left to his brother Thomas, and ap- 
pointed him his executor. This will, which was witnessed by 
Kob» Granvill, David Kally, Tho : Thatcher, and J no Towne, was 
signed at '^ Snelgroves dock Wapping," and was proved at Boston 
18 Apr. 1695, nearly a year after Savage's death. In his later 
will, made in Morocco 24 May 1694, he leaves to *•*• Robert Car- 
ver a French Lewes, to Henry in the Jewdree a ducat of Gold, 
To John Borch & Elias Fortune a Ducat in Silver a piece, and Elias 
a Jackett & to Joanas, the Thirty three Bla** [blankets?] as he 
Owes me/' and tho remainder of his estate, ^* that lyes now in the 
hands of M' Rich<^ Hill Merch' in Cadix or London, New England 
or any other part where I am concem'd," is to be given to Ids 
nephew Thomas Thacher. This will was proved in London 11 
May 1702. On 10 Nov. 1708 the first will of Perez Savage was 
revoked in favor of the Mequinez will by Judge Addingtoa of the 
Suffolk Probate Court, Addington having been the register under 
Judge Stoughton who grant^ letters of administration on the 
first will thirteen years previously. Later, however, Elizabeth 
(Scottow) Savage, widow of Thomas, the executor mentioned 
in the first will, instituted proceedings in the Court of Arches io 
London before Sir Charles Hedges, which resulted In a reversal of 

*John Stark Ravenscroft, b. 1772, d. 1830, a great-rreat-grandion of Samuel and 
Dyonisia (Savage) Ravenscroft, was the first Bishop of riorth Carolina. 

t*' Ensign Savage, that voun£[ martial spark, scarce twenty years of a^, had at that 
time one bullet lodged in his tbi^h, another shot through the brim of his hat, by t«n 
or twelve of the enemy discharging upon him together, while he boldly held op his 
colours in the front of his company. (Hubbard, JNarrative of the Indian'Wan in rTev* 

** Af Perez Savage and Mr. Pickering, his [Captain Mosley's^ Lieutenants, de> 
serving no little Dart of the honor of that days service^ being sometimes called to lesd 
the company in the front, while Capt. Mosely took a httle breath." (/&•) 

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the decree of Addlngton in sapport of the second will and estab- 
lished the right of the appellant under the first or Boston will, 
*^ perhaps," says Savage, *^with the concurrence of Thacher." 
(Savage's Gen. Dictionary, vol. 4, pp. 25-6.) 

ChUdren by second wife, bom in Boston : 

Till. Sarah, b. 25 June 1658 ; bapt. at the First Church on the following 
day ; bur. at Salem, Mass., 26 Jane 1713 ; m. at Salem, 9 Oct. 1673, 
Col. John Higoixson, b. at Gnildford, Conn., 1646; d. at Salem 
28 Mar. 1719/20, son of Rev. John and Sarah (Whitfield) of Salem. 
*^ John Higglnson was one of the great merchants of Salem, and 
held many public offices. In 1678 he was chosen to keep tiie 
town books and was frequently selectman. He was deputy from 
Salem, 1685, 1689 and 1691, and a member of the Council from 
1700 until his death. He was also county treasurer and Justice 
of the Court of Common Pleas. He was commissioned ensign 
in 1675 and promoted until in 1701 he ranked as colonel." (De- 
scendants of Rev. Francis Higginson, by Thomas Wentwortji 
Higginson, 1910.) Children, ffl b. in Salem: 1. Mary^ b. 27 
Sept. 1678; m. (1) Thomas Gardner, Jr.; m. (2) Dr. Edward 
Weld; m. (8) James Lindall; one child by second husband, six 
children by third husband. 2. JbAn, b. 20 Aug. 1675; d. 2^ 
Apr. 1718; m. (1) Hannah Ckirdner; m. (2) Margaret Sewall; six 
children by first wife, two by second wife. 8. Thomas^ b. 16 or 
28 Dec. 1677; d. at Salem 18 Sept. 1678. 4. Nathaniel, b. 1 Apr. 
1680; d. at Salem 1720; m. Hannah Gerrish; five children. 5. 
Sarahs b. 1 June 1682 ; d. at Salem 5 Aug. 1699 ; m. Nathaniel 
Hathome. 6. JSnizabeth^ b. 18 Oct. 1684; d. at Salem 1784; m. 
John Gerrish ; six children. 7. Margaret^ b. 10 Nov. 1686 ; d. at 
Salem 18 June 1688 (Descendants of Rev. Francis Higginson) , but 
gravestone in Charter Street Buiying-Ground, Salem, says 18 Jan. 
1688 and gives her age as 2 yrs. and 2 mos. instead of 1 yr. and 7 
ix. RiCHABD, bapt. 27 Aug. 1654 ; d. in Boston 28 Sept. 1655. 
X. Sabcxjel, b. 16 Nov. 1656 ; d. young, 
xi. Samusl, b. 22 Aug. 1657 ; d. same day. 
xii. Zbchariah, bapt. 4 July 1658 ; d. young. 

xiii. Ebknbzkb, b. 22 May 1660 ; bapt. at the First Church 27 May 1660; 
d. 1684 ; m. , probably in Boston, abt. 1682, Martha Allen of Bos- 
ton, bur. in Boston 14 Nov. 1715. He was probably a member of 
the Boston Latin School in 1669, and on 21 Apr. 1679 he took the 
oath of allegiance. He joined the Ancient and Honorable Artillery 
Company in 1682. He was one of the executors of his father's 
will. By occupation he was an upholsterer, but seems to have 
taken no part in the public life of Boston. Child : 1. Mary,* b. in 
Boston 15 Aug. 1688; mentioned in will of her grandmother in 
Feb. 1697/8. 
xiv. John, b. 15 Aug. 1661 ; d. in Boston 28 Aug. 1661. 
XV. Benjamin, bapt. at the First Church 12 Oct. 1662, was probably a 
scholar at the Boston Latin School in 1671. He took the oath of 
alleg^nce in Boston on 21 Apr. 1679, and in 1682 became a mem- 
ber of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. He was a 
mariner, and never married. On 15 Oct. 1687, ^' being bound A 
Voiage to Sea,** he made a will, which was proved at Salem 20 
Nov. 1698, leaving his entire estate to his ^^ Loving Brother" 
John Higginson of Salem, to be divided among Higginson's chil- 
dren, Mary, the child of his brother Ebenezer Savage, to have an 
equal portion on arriving at full age. Samuel Sewall in his Diary 
speaks of Savage as living in Jan. 1691/2, and he d. sometime b^ 
tween that date and 8 Nov. 1698, when his estate was appraised 
and inventoried, 
xvl. Arthur, b. 26 and bapt. 28 Feb. 1668/4 ; d. young, 
xvli. EuzABETH, b. 8 Nov. 1667 ; d. young, 
xviii. Elizabeth, b. 24 and bapt. -28 Feb. 1668/9; d. young. 

204 Old BoHon FmUltM • \3vkf 

3. Habijah^ Sayagb {Tho^a^)^ bcxm in BoetoH 1 Aug. 1688 and bap- 
tized at the First Chnrch 12 Ang. 1638, was probably a achobir at 
the Boston Latin School as earfy as 1647. Be entered Harvard 
College 17 Joly 1655 and was graduated in 1659. On 14 Mar. 
1658/9 he, with two other students, was openly ^ censured in the 
Colledge Hall " for the part he took in tibe previous January in 
'' a great disorder in Cambridge in the night and fighting betweene 
the schollars and some of the tonne/' (Sibley's Banrard Graduates, 
vol. 2, pp. 11-12.) In 1665 he became a member of the Andent 
and Honorable Artillery Company, and on 8 May 1 665 he was ad- 
mitted freeman, and soon became captain of a milida company in 

He married in Boston, Gov. Endioott offidating, 8 May 1661, 
Hannah Ttng, bom in Boston 7 Mar. 1639/40, daughter of 
Capt. Edward and Mary of Boston. He died in 1669, while on 
a trip to Barbadoes in connection with his business as a trader, and 
administration on his estate was granted 24 May 1670 to his widow, 
his estate being appraised at £443. 17s. 1^. At some time between 
1681 and 1685 his widow became the second wife of Maj.-Gen. 
t)aiiiel Gookin of Cambridge, Mass., bom in co. Kent, England, 
about 1612, died 19 Mar. 1687, by whom she had one daughter. 
By his first wife Grookin had a son Nathaniel, who married a daugh- 
ter of Habijah Savage. Mrs. Hannah (Tyng) Gookin died at Cun- 
bridge 28 Oct. 1688. 

Children, bom in Boston : 

i. Joseph,* b. 16 Aug. 1662; d. in Boston 80 June 1668. 
5. 11. Thomas, b. 19 Oct. 1664. 

ill. Hannah (twin), b. 27 Aug. 1667; d. at Cambridge, Mass., 14 May 
1702; m., probably In 1685, and certainly after 18 Aug. of that 
year, when she is mentioned in her fathei^in-law*s win under her 
maiden name, Nathanibl Gookin, youngest son of Ma] .-Gen. 
Daniel and Mary (Dolling), b. 22 Oct. 1656 and bapt. in Cam- 
bridge, d. there 14 Aug. 1692. Gk>okin was graduated at Harvard 
College in 1675. He was preaching at Sherbom, Mass., in 1678 
and 1679, and in 1682 was ordained minister of the chnrch at Cam- 
bridge, where he remained until his death. Children : 1. Kaihan- 
iel, b. 15 Apr. 1687; d. at Hampton, N. H., 26 Aug. 1784; H. C. 
1703; m. Dorothy Cotton; thirteen children. 2. Habijah, b. 23 
Jan. 1689/90 ; d. at Cambridge 1 Aug. 1690. 8. Hannah, b. abt. 
1692; d. 20 Mar. 1758; m. (1) Vincent Carter; m. (2) Richard 
Kent ; four children by first husband and five by second husband. 

iv. Mary (twin), b. 27 Aug. 1667 ; d. 2 June 1781 ; m. at Cambridge, 22 
May 1700, as his second wife. Rev. Thomas Weld, son of Thomas 
and Dorothy (Whiting), b. at Roxbury 12 June 1658, d., probably 
at Dunstable, Mass., 9 June 1702, a graduate of Harvard College 
in 1671, and as early as 1 May 1679, and perhaps earlier, employed 
as a preacher at Dunstable, haying, after his graduation, been a 
schoolmaster at Roxbury. On 16 Dec. 1686 he was ordained as 
the first settled minister at Dunstable, where he remained until his 
death. His widow, soon after his death, removed from Dunstable, 
and lived during the last years of her life with her son Habijah, at 
whose house in Attleborough, Mass., she died. Children : 1. Far- 
well or Farewell, b. 4 Mar. 1700/1 ; d. at age of 18. 2. Samuel, 
probably a twin brother of Farewell, d. at Roxbury 18 Jan. 
1715/16 (Roxbury records and gravestone inscription), but 17 Jan. 
1716/17, according to Farmer. 8. Hdbffah, b. 2 Sept. 1702; d. 14 
May 1782; H. C. 1728; m. Mary Fox; fifteen children. 

1918] The Savage Faffiity 26S 

8. Thomas Sayaoe^ {fhomai^)^ born in fioston and baptized at the 
t^rat Chorch 17 May 1640^ was probably a sdiolar at the Boston 
Latin School in 1649. He became a member of the Ancient and 
Honorable Artillery Company in 1665, its first sergeant in 1674, 
its ensign in 1681, and its lientehant in 1686 ; he was also an officer 
in the Boston militia, rose to the rank of lieutenant<K)lonel of a 
Boston regiment in 1702, and held this position until his death. 
He served daring King Philip's war^ was an officer in Sir Edmund 
Andres's army, and became a freeman on 12 Mar. 1689/90. In 
i 678 he testified that he was master of the barque Dolphin^ engaged 
in trade wiUi the West Indies. In Aug. 1690 he, with two others, 
was sent to Albany by the Goyemment to negotiate with the Ma- 
quas Indians in an endeavor to enUst them on the English side 
against the Eastern Indians, and in the same year he led one of 
three regiments in Sir William Phips's unsuccessful expedition 
aeainst Quebeo^ being the first officer to land. On 7 Oct. 1690 
his ship ran aground in the St Lawrence River, within gunshot 
of the shore, but was floated by Sir William. He returned to 
Boston with the expedition on 19 Kov.^ and wrote '' An Account 
of the late action of the New-Englanders under the command of Sir 
William Phips^ against the French at Canada," which was pub- 
lished in London in 1691.* He became a merchant in Boston, and 
in many deeds calls himself, or is called, '^ Shop-keeper." He be- 
came a member of the Third (Old South) Church in 1702, his wife 
having been admitted to this drarch two years earlier. He was one 
t>f the executors of his father's will, and was attorney for his brother 
Perez, who was often absent in England and Spain. He lived on 
Ann (now North^ Street, and had a warehouse adjoining on Scot- 
tow's (now Scott) Alley, which in 1782 was sold by the other heirs 
to his soil Habijahi 

He married about 1664 Elizabbth Scottow, baptized 1 Aug. 
1647, " aged about 2 days,'' died in Boston 29 Aug. 1714, daughter 
of Capt. Joshua and Lydia of Boston. 

He died in Boston 2 July 1705, and three days later was given 
li military funeral, with the ''Street^" says Sewall, ''very much 
fill'd with People all along." He was buried in his father's tomb 
in Khig's Chapel Burial-Ciround. His will, made 23 Feb. 1 697/8 
and proved 21 July 1705, appoints his wife sole executrix and 
leaves his property both real and personal to her for her life, and after 
her death it is to be equally divided between his six children. If, 
however, his wife should retnarry, then one half of the property is 
to be divided between his children and the other half is to go to 
\nB wife for her life and to be disposed of by her among his chudren 
and grandchildren. To his son Thomas he gives '' my Silver hilted 
Swora that was my Fathers and my frin^d Scarfe," to his son 
Habijah ''my Seal Ring that was my Fathers," and to his son 
Arthur " my little Birding piece." 

Children, bom in Boston : 

i. Thomas,* b. 20 July 1665 ; d. young. 

6. ii. Thomas, b. 2 Aug. 1668. 

111. Scorrow, b. 4 Fd). 1670/1 ; not living In 1698. 

T. iv. HabijaA, tt. 10 Sept. 1674. 

• Printed In 2 Uau. Hiti. 8oe. OolLf vol. 8, pp. 266 «^ «•;. 

206 Old BoBton Families [Jjij 

y. Elizabeth, b. 4 Aug. 1677 ; living as late as Mar. 1750/1 ; m. in Bos- 
ton 8 Oct. 1716 Hon. Joskph Wadswobth, son of Capt. Samiiel 
and AblgaU (Lindall) , b. at Milton, liass., 11 Feb. 1666/7, d. in Bos- 
ton 20 Nov. 1750. He was a selectman of Boston from 1709 to 
1714 and from 1716 to 1718; representative to the General Coon 
in 1717, 1718, 1726, and 1727; and was town treasurer of Boston 
from 1719 to Mar. 1749. ChUd: 1. Elizabeth, b. 19 Sept. 1720; 
d. 9 May 1756 ; m. Isaiah Barrett; eight children. 
8. vi. Arthur, b. 29 Mar. 1680. 

vii. Fatth, b. 11 Aug. 1682; d. joung. 

viii. Fatfh, b. 8 Oct. 1688 ; d. in Boston 8 Feb. 1760 ; m. in Boston 88 Aug. 
1711 Cornelius Waldo, son of Cornelius and Faith (Pecke) of 
Boston* b. probably at Dunstable, Mass., 17 Nov. 1684, d. in Bos- 
ton 4 June 1753. Waldo was a prominent merchant in Boston, 
living on Leverett*s Lane, where his shop also was situated. He 
held no important offices. He was a large landholder in Worces- 
ter, Rutland, and Holden, but apparently never lived outside of 
Boston. He and his wife were admitted to the First Church in 
Boston in 1726. Portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Waldo, possibly painted 
by John Smibert, are in the possession of the Art Museum at 
Worcester. Children : 1. Elizabeth, b. 17 Nov. 1711 (the en- 
try of the birtii of this child was made several years later, and 
undoubtedly should read ^^ 1712.") ; d. in Boston 22 Aug. 1714. 
2. Faith, b. 1 Jan. 1718/14; d. in Boston 8 or 9 Nov. 1784; m. 
Obadlah Cookson; three children. 8. CameliuB, b. 25 Apr. 1716; 
d. at Sudbury, Mass., 4 Feb. 1782 ; m. (1) Hannah Hayward ; m. 
(2) Mrs. Hannah Pierce; no Issue. 4. Elizabeth, b. 14 Oct. 1716; 
d. In Boston 4 May 1801; m. Benjamin Austin; eight children. 
5. Thoma9, b. 8 Sept. 1718 ; d. unm. at Newton or Watertown, 
Mass., 8 July 1796. 6. John, b. 80 Oct. 1720; d. in Boston 10 
June 1796; m. Abigail Welles; one child, who d. young. 7. J<h 
seph, b. 11 Jan. 1722 ; d. at Cheltenham, England, 27 Oct. tSll or 
27 Oct. 1816; m. Martha Jones; two children. 8. Daniel, b. 29 
Oct. 1724 ; d. at Worcester, Mass., 8 Dec 1808 ; m. Rebecca Salis- 
bury; ten children. 9. Lydia, b. 22 June 1727; d. at Beverly, 
Mass., 4 Aug. 1800; m. Timothy Austin; eleven children. 

Ix. Lydia, b. 6 Sept. 1686 ; m. In Boston 23 Sept. 1708 Tmotht Prout, 
son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Wheelerj, b. at Concord, Mass., 
18 May 1679, d. at Scarborough, Me., 5 Apr. 1768. He was a 
mercliaDt and cordwainer In Boston, was selectman, 1726-29, and 
represented Boston in the Genend Court, 1786-37 and 1740-44. 
In 1728 he purchased from the heirs of his wife's grandfather, 
Capt. Joshua Scottow, the Cammock Patent for land at Black 
Point in Scarborough, and after retiring from business in 1758 
he removed thither and lived there until his death. Black Point, 
now called Prout's Neck, perpetuates his name. Children: L 
Elizabeth, b. 81 July 1709; d. 1 Dec. 1709. 2. Timothv, b. 12 Oct. 
1710; d. 19 Aug. 1716. 8. Elizabeth, b. 15 Aug. 1712; d. 1 Aug. 
1714. 4. Lydia, b. 18 Mar. 1714/15; d. 15 Aug. 1716. 5. Eliza^ 
beth, b. 13 Nov. 1716 ; probably d. young. 6. Lydia, b. 12 May 
1718 ; d. In Boston before 23 May 1761 ; m. Zachariah Hicks; one 
child. 7. Ebenezer, b. 8 OcJ. 1719 ; d. In Boston after 25 Dec 
1796 ; m. Abigail Prhice ; three children. 8. Timothy, b. 22 Sept 
1721 ; H. C. 1741 ; said to have d. In New York City 1 Apr. 1777, 
but an administrator of his estate was not appointed until 18 Jan. 
1789; m. (1) Mary Foster; m. (2) Abigail Davenport; one child 
by first wife and eight children by second wife. 9. Joseph, b. 1 
Sept. 1723; d. after 1790; m. Hannah Jordan; five children. 10. 
Mary, b. 22 July 1726 ; m. Capt. Alexander Klrkwood ; two chil- 

4 Ephraim' Savage (TTiomas^), bom in Boston 20 July 1645 and 
baptized at the First Church in Boston 27 July 1645, was probar 
bly a scholar at the Boston Latin School in 1654. He entered 

1918] The Savage Family 207 

Harvard College in 1658, and was graduated in 1662, and at the 
time of his death was the oldest Hying graduate of that institu- 
tion and the sole survivor of his class. He was made a freeman 
15 May 1672, took the oath of allegiance 11 ]Nov. 1678, and became 
a trader in Boston. In 1674 he became a member of the Ancient 
and Honorable Artillery Company, and in 1683 was elected its 
captain, after holding minor offices in the Company. On 5 May 
1676 he was ordered by the General Court to march to Brookfield, 
Mass., with provisions for the relief of the garrison there, and to 
take command of the garrison. At the session of 22 Oct. 1677 he 
was appointed ensign in his father's company of militia, and on 17 
Mar. 1681/2 succcNdded his father as captain of the company. At 
the session of 10 Oct. 1683 he was '* added vnto the comittee for 
the ouersight of the repajres of the Castle." About 1688 he re- 
moved to Reading, Mass., the home of his second wife, where he 
became the wealthiest and most influential citizen of the town. In 
July 1690 he was appointed captain of a company of men from 
Reading and elsewhere in Middlesex Co., under Maj. Nathliniel 
Wade of Medford, in Sir William Phips's expedition against Quebec ; 
and in the assault upon the town on 10 Oct. his ship, witii sixty 
men on board, ^'ran arground upon the North-Shoar, near two 
Miles from Quebec," but, although attacked violently by two or 
three hundred of the enemy, escaped capture. He was, however, 
so badly wounded in his left thigh that his life was despaired of, 
and LQ Mar. 1697 the Province voted him a yearly pension to date 
.from the day on which he was wounded. He probably returned to 
Boston from Reading in the late spring of 1692, and in that year 
was elected town clerk of Boston, an office which he held until 
1696, being also a selectman, sealer of weights and measures, and 
an assessor of the town. On 12 Mar. 1703/4 he was one of a 
committee chosen by the inhabitants of the district of Muddy River 
(now Brookline), Mass., ^*to consider and draw up" a petition to 
be presented to the General Court praying " that they may be di&- 
mbt from the Town of Boston, & become a Township of them- 
selves." In 1703-8 and again in 1710 he represented Boston in 
the General Court, and in 1709-10 was once more elected a select- 
man. He was for several years an officer in the Boston militia. 
On 11 July 1707, as captain, with fifty men under his command, 
he arrived at Casco Bay in the frigate Ruih, and joined the cam- 
paign under Col. John March of Newbury, as gefteral, in an abortive 
attempt to reduce Port Royal, supposed to be headquarters for 
privateers in carrying on an illegal business with the Indians. In 
a few weeks this expedition returned to Boston. In Nov. 1714 
Savage presented a petition to the justices of Suffolk Co., praying 
for an allowance for serving as the sheriff of the county, and for 
taking care of the '^ Goal " of the county '^ and the prisoners 
therein." The great fire of 1711 started in one of his out-buildings^ 
near his house in Savage's (now Williams) Court. Late in 1717 
or early in 1718 he removed from Boston to some place as yet 
unknown, but this absence was probably of short duration. In a 
letter from Governor Shute to Father Rale, under date of 21 Feb. 
1717/18, Savage's conduct as magistrate in punishing Indians is ex- 
cusea on the ground that '' If the Indians or French come into our 

308 Old Boston Families [Jiity 

towns, they most observe the laws of the land and that he did not 
otherwise with the Indians than he wonld have done by "RngHftli 
people in like circumstances." 

He married first, about 1670, Mart QniKCT,bom 4 Mar. 1649/50, 
died in Boston 7 Oct. 1676, eldest daughter of £dmand and Joanna 
(Hoar) of Braintree, the latter being a sister of Leonard Hoar, 
President of Haryaid College from 1672 to 1674/5. He married 
secondly, in Boston, Maj. Thomas Clarke offidating, 26 Feb. 1677/8, 
Mrs. Sarah (Hocoh) Walker, daughter of Rev. Samuel and 
Sarah (Symmes) of Reading, and widow of Obadiah, a Boston mei^ 
chant. Her mother was a daughter of Rev. Zechariah Symmes of 
Charlestown, Mass., and a sister of Ephraim Savage's stepmother. 
She was born at Reading about 1 652, and died in Boston, according 
to Sewall, 12 Jan. 1686/7, of smallpox, which '^came out upon her 
about a week ago two or three dayes after her Travail." She wu 
buried on the following day in the Savage tomb in King's Chapel 
Burial-Ground. He married thirdly, in Boston, 12 Apr. 1686, 
Mrs. Elizabeth (Norton) Stmmes, daughter of Capt Francis 
and Mary of Charlestown, and widow of Timothy, who was a brother 
of Ephraim Savage's stepmother. She was bom probably at 
Charlestown about 1643, and died in Boston 13 Apr. 1710, being 
buried about sunset on 16 Apr. with '' Winthrop, Sewall ; Addington, 
Sergeant ; Walley, Belchar " as bearers. This third marriage was 
solemnized by Rev. Charles Morton of Charlestown, and b one of 
the earliest of the New England marriages of whidi there is anj 
record at which a clergyman officiated. He married fourthly, in 
Boston, 8 Jan. 1712/18, Mrs. Elizabeth (Browne) Butleb, 
daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth (Usher) of Boston, and widow 
(with six children) of Peter, mariner and merchant of Boston. 
8he was born in Boston 17 Is'ov. 1G64, but the date of her death is 
unknown. Soon after this marriage Savage was appointed goardkn 
of his wife*s minor children. 

He died in Boston, and was buried there 2 Mar. 1730/1, in his 
eighty-sixth year. He was one of the executors of his fatner*s will, 
and probably the last survivor of his father's children. His own 
will, made 3 Dec. 1730 and proved 22 Mar. 1730/1, leaves the 
principal part of his property to his wife Elizabeth and a gold ring 
to each of her three children by her former husband^ besides r^ 
membering his three daughters. 

Children by first wife, bom in Boston : 

i. Mary,* b. 19 Nov. 1671 ; d. young. 

il. Mary, b. 8 Apr. 1673; d. young. 

lli. John, b. 30 Nov. 1674; H.C. 1694; no farther record of him. He 

Is not starred in 1698 in Mather*s Magnalia, but is starred in 1727 

in the Harvard Catalogue. 
Iv. Hannah, b. 7 Aug. 1676; d. young. 

Cliildren by second wife, born in Boston : 

V. Sarah, b. 27 Oct. 1678; living in 1765; m. in Boston, Samuel WQ- 
lard officiating, 26 Dec. 1699, Joshua Wklls, possibly son of 
Thomas and Mary of Boston, b. in Boston 10 Dec. 1678 (?), d. in 
Boston 1 Dec. 1710. He was a tailor. Children : 1. Sarah (pos- 
sibly), d. in Boston 9 June 1726, aged 24. 2. JashuGy b. 18 July 
1706 ; no further record. 

vl. Mary, b. 10 Nov. 1680; d. after Jan. 1739/40; m. (1) in Boston, 
13 Apr. 1702, Bernard Jsnkinson, whose pajrentage« birth, tnd 

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death have not been found ; m. {2) in Boston, 19 Jan. 1708, Zach- 
ARiAH Tbbscott, probablj son of «iohn and Bebecca of Dorchester, 
b. 12 May 1682, d. after Jan. 1789/40. He was a housewright of 
Boston, and he and his wife were liviag in Boston in Feb. 1782/8. 
Children by first husband: 1. Mary ^ a. in Boston 7 Sept. 1705. 
Possibly, 2. John^ and 8. Bebecca. Child by second husband: 
4. Saivage^ b. 22 Feb. 1716; m. Mary Merrett; no furUier record. 

yli. Richard, b. 15 Sept. 1682 ; d. young. 

yiii. EuzABBTH, b. 8 Jan. 1684/5 ; d. in Boston 25 June 1699. 

ix. Hannah, b. 6 Jan. 1686/7 ; d. young. 

Child by third wife : 

z. Hannah, b. at Beading 4 May 1689. Marriage intentions between 
Thomas Sober of Barbadoes and Hannah Savage were filed in 
Boston 25 Dec. 1711, but were forbidden by her father. She m. (1) 
in Boston, 80 Jan. 1711/12, John Butlbr, son of Peter and Eliza- 
beth (Browne) of Boston, whose mother about a year later be- 
came the fourth wife of Ephraim Savage and Hannah (Savage) 
Butler's stepmother. He was b. in Boston 21 Jan. 1686/7, d. at 
Arrowsic, Me., 25 Sept. 1726, was a mariner, and was living at 
Arrowsic as early as July 1718. On 8 July 1727 his widow was 
living in Boston. She m. (2) in Boston, 8 Aug. 1780, Philip 
Parmknter, a mariner, of Boston, whose parentage, birth, and 
death liave not been found. He made a will 8 Feb. 1744/5, *^ being 
bound to sea," wliich was proved 10 Feb. 1745/6 ; and as he makes 
therein no mention of his wife, she was probably not living, but 
no record of her death appears. Children by first husband : 1. 
Johtiy b. in Boston 17 Jan. 1712/18; no further record. 2. EHza- 
beth^ b. in Boston 6 Aug. 1716 ; no further record. 

5. Thomas' Savage {HaHjahj^ Thomai^)^ bom in Boston 19 Oct. 
1664, a goldsmith and silversmith, was admitted a freeman on 
22 Mar. 1689/90. He became a member of the Ancient and 
Honorable Artillery Company in 1693, its first sergeant in 1700^ 
ensign in 1701, lieutenant in 1703, and captain in 1705. On 12 
Mar. 1693/4 he was chosen a clerk of the market for the ensuing 
year, and on 8 Mar. 1696/7 a constable. At the end of 1705 or 
early in 1706 Savage removed with his family to Bermuda, for in 
Feb. 1705/6, and again as late as May 1713, he is called <'of 
Bermuda." Probably in 1714 he left Bermuda permanently, and 
on 30 Oct. of that year he was back in Boston. In Mar. 1716/17 ** 
he and his wife are *^ of Boston," and sell land on Pudding Lane 
to Mrs. Savage's brother, Samuel Phillips. On 14 June 1725 
Savage was chosen by the town to serve as sealer of weights and 
measures, an office which he held until, '' being grown infirm/' he 
was relieved of his duties 19 Mar. 1735/6. On 2 July 1738 he was 
dismissed from the F^st Church in Boston '^ to a chh in Newbury 
M' Lowell Pastor," but he had probably removed to Newbury at 
least a year or more before his dismbsal from the Boston church. 
There, living near his married daughter, Mary, he passed the re- 
mainder of ms life. 

He married in Boston, 5 Feb. 1689/90, Mrs. Mehitabbl 
(Phillips) Harwood, bom in Boston and baptized 21 July 1667, 
died at Newbury, Mass., 6 June 1737, daughter of Henry and Mary 
(Dwight) of Boston, and widow of Benjamin of Boston, mariner, 
to whom she was married prior to 1687 and by whom she had two 

Thomas Savage died at Newbury 23 Aug. 1749, and was buried 
beside his wife in the Old Hill Barying-Groandi where (heir grave- 

210 Old Boston Families [July 

stones may still be seen. No record of any will or of any settlement 
of the estate either of Thomas Savage or of his wife appears. At 
least one example of his craftsmanship exists in a silver candle-cup 
owned by the First Congregational Church of Qnincy, npon which 
is found his mark, T S, with a star below, the whole enclosed in a 

Children, bom in Boston : 

9. i. Thomas,* b. 20 Jan. 1692/8. 

10. 11. Habijah, b. 22 Oct. 1695. 

ill. Hai^nah, b. 20 Sept. 1697 ; probably d. young. 

11. Iv. Benjamin, b. 8 Oct. 1699. 

V. Mary, b. 16 Mar. 1701/2 ; bapt. at the Fbrst Church, Boston, 22 Msr. 
1701/2; m. (Intention filed 12 Apr. 1727} Caft. John Crocdcs, 
whose parentage has not been found, b. abt. 1692, d. at Newbnij, 
MasH., 19 Mar. 1768. He was a pew-holder In Chrifit Church, Bos- 
ton, in 1729. He was a sea-captain engaged in the trade between 
London and Boston from 1724 to 1787, when he removed to New- 
bury. Here he became a prominent member of St. Paul's Church, 
and held various church offices. In 1748 he was granted permission 
by the town to build a rope-walk. He d. Intestate, and adminis- 
tration was granted 18 Apr. 1768 to his son Benjamin. Mrs. 
Crocker d. probably at Newbury abt. 1750, for on 27 Sept. of that 
year her husband was appointed guardian of his sons. Children, 
the first five b. In Boston and the others at Newbury : 1. Swrah^ 
b. 28 Aug. 1728 ; d. In Boston ; bur. 80 Sept. 1728. 2. John, b. 15 
Jan. 1729/30 ; d. at Newbury ; administration on his estate was 
granted 9 May 1757. 8. Benjamin, b. 18 Sept. 1782 ; living at 
Haverhill, N. H., in 1790. 4. Maty, b. June 1783; probably d. 
young. 6. Thomas, b. 8 July 1786 ; probably d. young. 6. Elita- 
beth, b. 8 Aug. 1737 ; probably d. young. 7. Mehitabel, b. 14 Dec 
1740; d. at HaverhUl, N. H., 7 Feb. 1821; m. Col. Asa Porter, 
H. C. 1762; six children. 8. Andrew Savage, b. 28 May 1743; 
living at Haverhill, N. H., In 1790; m. Shuah Thurston; one son. 

6. Thomas' Savage {Thomas,^ Thomas^)^ bom in Boston 2 Aug. 1668, 
was probably a scholar at the Boston Latin School in 1G77. In a 
" List of Inhabitants in Boston in 1695," Savage is called "mari- 
ner,'* but later being prominent in the military affairs of Boston and 
colonel of the Boston regiment, he was commonly kno\ivn by his 
military title. He became a freeman 22 Mar. 1689/90, and was then 
called a captain, and, as *' Coll. Thomas Savage," he was chosen a 
selectman of Boston 8 Mar. 1702/3, 13 Mar. 1703/4, and 10 Mar. 
1711/12. On 9 Mar. 1701/2 he was chosen a constable, to serve 
for the ensuing year, and in 1714 he was granted permission to sell 
liquor at retail " without doors." 

He married, probably at Charlestown, Mass., about 1693, Mar- 
garet Lynde, born at Charlestown 24 or 31 Jan. 1668/9, died in 
Boston between 21 Mar. 1720/1 and 5 July 1721, daughter of Hon. 
Joseph and Sarah (Davison) of Charlestown. He died in Boston 
3 Mar. 1720/1, and Sewall notices his funeral at length in his Diary, 
saying that lie " was buried in his Grandfather Savage's Tomb in 
the old Burying place" (King's Chapel); but the editors of the 
Diary have fallen into the common error of confusing him with his 
cousin of the same name (vide supra, 5). The inventory of his es- 
tate, in which he is called a merchant, amounted to £3899, and in- 
cluded an Indian man valued at £60, 232 oz. of silver valued at 
£139. 4s., and 8 tons of Spanish iron. The real estate included a 
brick house and stable in Dock Square, a lot of land on Boston Neck, 

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a brick house and land on Union Street, together with a wooden 
house on that street and a shop and land on Marlborough Street. 
Administration on his estate was granted 21 Mar. 1720/1 to his 
widow and his sons-in-law. 
Children, bom in Boston : 

i. Elizabkth/ b. 1 Aug. 1694; d. In Boston 19 Dec. 1694. 

ii. Thomas, b. 20 Apr. 1697 ; d. in Boston 13 July 1697. 

111. Margaret, b. 10 Sept. 1698 ; d. in Boston 12 .Tone 1785 ; m. in Bos- 
ton, 12 Nov. 1713, Hon. John Alford, b. in Boston 5 July 1685, d. 
at Charlestown 30 Sept. 1761, son of Benjamin and Mary (Rich- 
ards) of Charlestown. He was elected constable of Boston in 
1717, but refused to serve and was excused by the justices. He 
was an overseer of the poor in 1720 and 1721, and was one of His 
Majesty's councillors from 1730 to 1733. He was appointed a 
justice of the peace for Suffolk County in 1723/4, and reappointed 
in 1781, and for Middlesex County in 1725. In 1714 he became a 
member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, and 
was in the same year elected its first sergeant. He was a man of 
large wealth and influence, gave liberally to the Society for the 
Propagation of the Gospel among the Indians, and founded the 
Alford Professorship of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and 
Civil Polity at Harvard University. Mrs. Alford's portrait, painted 
by John Smibert, is owned by Erving Winslow, Esq., of Boston. 
No children. 

iv. Thohas, b. 17 Sept. 1700; d. in Boston 8 Apr. 1703. 

V. Thomas, b. 9 Sept. 1703; d. in Boston 16 Mar. 1712/13 (family 
record), but 20 Mar. 1712/13 according to Boston records. A por- 
trait of this child is in the possession of Erving Winslow, Esq. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. 28 or 29 Sept. 1704 ; d. in Boston 7 Aug. 1778 ; m. in 
Boston, 8 Feb. 1720/1, Joshua Winslow, b. in Boston 12 Feb. 
1694/5, d. there 9 Oct. 1769, son of Edward and Hannah (Moody') 
of Boston. He was a merchant of Boston and had a ^^ distil 
house " on Cold Lane, now Portland Street. Portraits of Mr. and 
Mrs. Winslow, painted about 1780, probably by Blackburn, are 
owned by Arthur Winslow, Esq., of Boston. Children : 1. Edward^ 

b. 8 Nov. 1722 ; d. 1771 ; m. ; fourteen children. 2. Margaret^ 

b. 28 Apr. 1724; m. Benjamin Pollard; six children. 8. Hannah^ 
b. 8 Mar. 1725 ; d. Dec. 1783 ; m. David Jeffiries ; had issue. 4. 
Elizabeth^ b. 29 Apr. 1729; d. in Boston 30 Aug. 1770; m. John 
Wlnniett; two children. 5. Susannah^ h. 8 Mar. 1731; d. unm. 
3 Apr. 1786. 6. Mary, b. 29 June 1732 ; m. Nathaniel Barber; had 
issue. 7. KaVierine, b. 8 Sept. 1733; m. (1) Simon Pease; m. (2) 
Francis Malbone. 8. Martha (twbi), b. 31 Jan. 1734/5; d. unm. 
9. Anne (twin), b. 31 Jan. 1784/5; d. 31 Dec. 1735. 10. Joshua^ 
b. 1 Jan. 1736 ; d. 20 Mar. 1775 ; m. Hannah Lorlng ; six children. 
11. Anne, b. 13 Oct. 1738; d. 12 Jan. 1751. 12. Thomas Alford^ 
b. 5 June 1740 ; d. unm. 23 May 1765. 13. John, b. 25 June 1742 ; 
d. 26 Sept. 1781; m. Mary Simpson. 14. Isaac, b. 24 Sept. 1743; 
d. 20 Jan. 1793; m. (I) Margaret Sparhawlc; m. (2) Mary Davis; 
one child by first wife and eleven children by second wife. 15. 
William, b. 3 May 1747; d. 20 June 1751. 16. Henry, b. 28 Sept. 
1748; d. 16 Sept. 1751. 

vll. Joseph, b. 27 Aug. 1707; d. in Boston 23 Sept. 1707. 

7. Habtjah' Savage (Thomas,^ Thomas^), born in Boston 10 Sept 
1674, was probably a scholar at the Boston Latin School in 1684, 
and was graduated from Harvard College in 1695. He became a 
' member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1699, 
and besides holding minor offices, was its captain in 1711, 1721, 
and 1727. In 1711 he was styled *' apothecary.*' He became a 
member of the Old South Church in Jan. 1708/9, his wife having 
been admitted to this church in Feb. 1704/5. In 1717 he was 


212 Old Boston Families [July 

chosen major in the Boston regiment, and in 1727 lieatenant«oloneL 
From 1715 to 1718 he was a selectman of Boston ; represented the 
town in the General Court in 1717, 1718, and 1732; was anditor 
of the town's accounts in 1781 ; moderator of Uie town-meeting in 
the same year ; was appointed a justice of the peace in 1728 ; wai 
reappointed in 1732 ; on 15 Dec. 1732 was appointed a special jo*- 
tice of the Court of Common Pleas for Suffolk County ; and in 1737 
was county treasurer. He was largely interested in lands in Maine, 
and was one of the Pemaquid proprietors. 

He lived in a brick house on Ann Street, near the comer of 
Scottow*s Alley, his property running to Scottow's Alley ; and hit 
warehouse stood on land at the rear of his house, upon the Town 

He married in Boston, Rev. Ebenezer Pemberton officiating, 8 
July 1703, his first cousin once removed, Mrs. Hannah (Phillips) 
Anderson, bom in Boston 8 Mar. 1680/1, died there 27 May 1751, 
daughter of Samuel and Hannah (Gillam),* and widow of David, 
Jr., a Charles town searcaptain, to whom she had been married in 

He died in Boston 1 6 Sept. 1746, having by his will, dated 24 
Oct. 1743, appointed his wife and his sons Thomas and Arthur 
executors. Mrs. Savage made a will 28 May 1748, dividing her 
property equally between her three children, after £50 had been 
paid to each of the children of her son Arthur and her dao^iter 
Hannah. Portraits of Habijah Savage and of his wife, painted 
about 1715, are now at Belfast, Me., in the possession of the widow 
of a descendant 

Children, born in Boston : 

i. Habijah,* b. 17 Feb. 1703/4 ; d. unm. in Boston 14 June 1743, "after 
a long and painf oi Indisposition." He was probably a scholar at 
the Boston Latin School in 1711 or 1712 ; was graduated at Hanrard 
College iu 1723 ; In 1733 became a member of the Ancient and 
Honorable Artillery Company ; and in 1738 was elected its fourtii 
sergeant. In 1733 he was elected a constable of Boston, but was 
excused from serving. 

11. Hannau, b. 29 Feb. 1707/8 ; d. at Charlestown, Mass., 80 Mar. 1755; 
m. (1) in Boston, 1 Dec. 1726, Edward Winslow, mariner, b. ta 
Boston 8 Feb. 1702/3, drowned off Land's End, Eng., 23 Dec 17SS, 
son of Edward and Hannah (Moody) of Boston and brother of the 
Joshua Winslow who m. Elizabeth Sa>'age (vide 8upra^ 6, ▼!) ; m* 
(2), probably in Boston (intention 7 Nov. 1754), John Austik, 
a leather-dresser, a widower (with several children), b. at Cbaries- 

* Hannah Gillam, wife of Samuel Phillips, was daughter of Beigamin and fffnnnah 
(Savaffe) Gillam {vide suprut 1, iii). Samuel Phillips, bapt. in Boston 2 Nor. lOfili d. 
there24 Oct. 1720, son ot Henry and Mary (Dwight), was the well-kuown ix>okwUar 
of Boston, **at the Brick-Shop at the West-End of the Town-House.*' Hs was a 
large dealer in books, many of which, says Thomas in his History of Printing, wtrt 
consigned to him by John Dunton, who was his factor in London; and he pubUslied 
several books which were printed in London. Dunton in his Life and Krron men- 
tions him as his '*old correspondent," and says that "on visiting him in Boston he 
treated me with a noble Dinner, and, (if I may trust mj Eyes) is blest with a Pret^. 
obliging Wife .... he's very just and (as an Effect of that) very Thriving. I ahatl 
only add to his Character that he's Young and Witty and the most Beautihil Man in 
the Town of Boston." His son Henry was graduated at Harvard College in 1734, and 
in July 17^ fought on the Common, '* near the water-side," the first daei in Boston. 
His opponent, Kenjamin Woodbrid«[e, son of Hon. Dudley Woodbridge of BarbadoM, 
was killed ; and Phillips, aided by Peter Faneuil, whose sister Mary married Giliaa 
Phillips, a brother of Henry, escaped on board the man-of-war S A $ §rn t u , then ^yiflf 
in the harbor, and sailed immediately for La BocheUe, France, where he died in tht 
following year. 

1913] The Savage Family 213 

town 15 May 1706, d. there 19 May 1790, son of Ebenezer and Be- 
bekah (Spragne) of Charlestown and brother of Hon. Benjamin 
Austin who m. Elizabeth Waldo (vicle iupra^ 8, viii, 4). Child by 
first husband : 1. Edioard^ mentioned in 1748 in his grandfather 
Savage's will and in 1748 by inference in will of his grandmother 
Savage ; probably d. soon after 1748. 

12. 111. Thomas, b. 5 Jan. 1709/10. 

18. iv. Arthur, b. 19 July 1715. 

T. Samuel, b. 16 July 1717 ; d. in Boston 16 Ang. 1717. 

8. Arthur* Savage {Thoma$y* Thomat^)^ bom in Boston 29 Mar. 1680, 
was at the time of Ills marriage (1710) a merchant dealing in Wedt 
India goods, with a shop on Long Wharf, but very soon he became 
a sea-captain and ship-owner, in the trade between Boston and Lon- 
don. He arrived at Boston in Nov. 1712 from a twenty-nine days' 
passage from Falmouth, England. Li May 1714 he was in command 
of the ship Province Galley and a part-owner, sailing from Boston to 
French, Portuguese, Dutch, and Mediterranean ports.* On 6 Apr. 
1716 he arrived at Boston from London, where on 24 Feb. he had, 
says Sewall in his Diary, stood upon the scaffold on Tower Hill 
and witnessed the beheading of Lords Derwentwater and Eenmure 
for complicity in the late Jacobite uprising.f In 1716/17 Savage 
was appointed a constable of Boston. In Apr. (probably the 19 th) 
1720 he was appointed naval officer of the port of Annapolis Royal 
in Nova Scotia and also secretary of the province, thus becoming 
the first provincial secretary of Nova Scotia. To him as well as 
to the collector of customs all masters of vessels arriving at or 
departing from Annapolis Royal were required to report On 6 
May 1720 a council was formed at Annapolis Royal, of which Savage 
was made a member. On this council, among others, were abo 
Savage's brother-in-law, Gillam Phillips, Paul Mascarene, and 
Cypnan Southack of Boston. Savage's immediate successor as 
naval officer has not been discovered nor is it clear just how long he 
remained a member of the council ; but the following extract £rom 

« On 9 Nov. 1713 the General Court of the Province voted to sell the vessel known 
as ttie Provines OalUyt ** with or without her Guns," and in 1714 John Oalton and 
8avage'8 brother-in-law, Cornelius Waldo, both merchants of Boston, were owners of 
tinwe-quarters of this vessel, Savage beine the commander. In May 1714 Savage, un- 
der oraers from Oulton and Waldo, sailed in this vessel from Marblehead with a cargo 
€f fish for Gibraltar, Lisbon, and Bilbao. He was to proceed to London or elsewhere, 
if be foand it necessary in order to procure a good rreight. On 18 Majr 1716 Oulton 
end Waldo brought suit in the Inferior Court of Common Pleas against Savage to re- 
eover damages of £2000 sterling, he according to their statement having ** misap- 
pljed aod Embecelled the Plant* [Plaintiffs'] money In that Also he put into Fvau, 
lu^orca, Minorca, Saloe, Tarragouia, Mattero [Matar6] Also bj Loading Salt 1*^ from 
JvMa to Villa Franco Second Load of Salt from Azzue in Barbarv to Holland, and in 
Heflinr tir and ftt>m and touching at Marseilles Toulon and Severalother Ports & places 
fai the otreiffhts without any manner of freight or freights/* and '* it manifestly ap- 
Mura That toe Plant* are trul^ damnified bv the Defts. Breach of Orders the Sum of one 
SoQMiid fifty-two pounds nine Shillings Hterlinff The Nonpaym^ whereof is To ye 
Duiuige of ye s^ John Oulton and Cornelius Waldo as they say ve Sum of Two Thon- 
amd pounds Sterling." (Suffolk Court Files.) Savage was ordered by the Court to 
Mj »1<B4. 12s. 3d. If. He appealed to the Superior Court of Judicature, which con- 
Imied the decision of the lower court. (Lewis Coll., MSS., in the Library of the 
If. £• Historic Genealogical Society.) 

fTbe following advertisement appeared in the Boston News Letter of 31 Mar.-f 

for London. But Co prevent all disputes with the negro at the Gate who constantly 
altimilt each Person (whether seen him before or not) it desired to pay to Uie said 
Veifro eix pence a piece." 


814 Old Boston Families [Jolf 

Niles's History of the Indian and French Wars (4 Mass. BisL 
Soc. CoU,y vol. bj p. 841) proves that he waa in Annapolis Royal in 

Captain Sarage, Captain Blin, and Ifr. Newton, were at tbii 
time coming from Annapolis; and .... went into Fussaa- 
auoddy for water. They were no sooner ashore, but they fooad 
themselTes hemmed in by a great body of the saTstges; the fVeaeh 
basely standing by, ana suffering them in their insalta. Ci^Mau 
Savage got off, and returned to Boston. Those he left b^ind, ate 
some difficulty and expense, were released. 

Savage was living in Boston in 1725, in which jemr he bonglit 
pew numbered Nor& 23 in Christ Church. In 1728 he was ap- 
pointed a coroner in Boston, and in May 1729 we find that he took 
oath as a marshal of the Court of Vice-Admiralty for Rhode Island. 
In << The New-England Weekly Journal " for 8 Apr.. 1728 he ad- 
vertises <' Choice New Coffee To be Sold at hia House in 

Brattle-Street, Boston for Eight Shillmgs per Pound." In 1702 
he became a member of the Third (Old South) Church, hut as b^ 
fore stated he bought a pew in 1725 in Christ Chorch. This pew 
remained in his possession untU his deaths and in 1732 he presented 
a silver christening basin to this church, which still owns it. 

In 1710, six days before his marriage, he bought of Elixabe^ 
widow of Thaddeus Mackarty of Boston, land on the westerly side 
of Brattle Square, with the house standing thereon, known thea 
and for many years afterwards as the '* White House,"* which wai 
his home for the remainder of his life, with the exception of his 
absence in Nova Scotia, when he rented a house in Annapolis 

He married in Boston, Rev. Ebenezer Pemberton officiating, V 
June 1710, Faith Phillips, his first cousin once removed, bom, 
probably in Boston, in 1690, died there 6 June 1775, daoghter d 
Samuel and Hannah (Gillam)t and sister of his« brother Habijsh 
Savage's wife. 

lie died in his house in Brattle Square, Boston, after a long iD- 
DC88, 20 Apr. 1735, and was buried three days later. In his wiD, 
dated 10 Dec. 1733, Savage appoints his wife executrix; and in a 
codicil, dated 6 Jan. 1 734/5, he desires that a tenth part of the annial 
income from his estate be given to the poor in quarterly paymenta 
The will was proved 3 June 1735. The inventory shows property, 
real and personal, amounting to £5263. 7s. 5d. The real estate OOQ- 
sisted of his '^ Mansion House " in Brattle Square, together with a 
house and land adjoining, half of a brick house and land in Con- 
hill, ^' fronting ye Town House," and 20 acres of land in Dedham. 
Among the items of personal property are the following : 10 ** mta- 
satinto Pictures '' of the Royal Family ; a model of a ship ; a leather 
chaise, and a white horse ; '* a China [Chinese] Bedstead " ; a silvcr- 
hilte<l sword and belt ; a blunderbuss ; a pan: of pistols ; 260 ot. 
4 (Iwt. of wrought plate ; a negro man named Sharper and a n^ro 
woman named Nancy, each valued at £75 ; a silver watch, valaed 
at £20 ; and a pair of silver spurs. 

* Afteni\'ard8 occupied bj Hon. William Bollan, who married a danghter ef^Oer. 
Shirley, and still later by John Adams, when he flrat moved to Boston from 
tree. (Life and Works of John Adams, vol. 1, p. 85.) 

t Vid€ iupra, p. 212, note. 


Witlington Church Heeordt 


Hiram, Son of Joseph Rider, Baptized by the Ber^ Mr Willard, Jime 

11* 1791. 
Joshua Holt, Son of James Niles, Baptized bj the Ber^ mr. Wilbrd, Jus 

11, 1791. 

of Isaac Stiles, Baptized by the Bey' mr WiDard, June 11» 1791. 
Walter, Son of Oliyer Pearl, baptized, Not. 20, 1791 
Jnly 22, 1792. The family of Geoige Sawen & Bath his Wifia wero hsp- 

Decie, 1792. Ralph, the Son of Dea. Sam^ Donton was baptized 
Jan. 1793. The fiumly of Cap* Jedediah Amidown were baptised. 

A List of the Names of those who were in full Commnnioii when IP 

Noble was ordained Pastor of y* Chh of THllington, (being Noy. 28^ 1759.) 

Viz : John Merick ) 

George Sawin) 

Deacons db their Wives. 


Jonathan Abbe 
J(»iathan Abbe jnn'' 
Abigail Abbe 
Elizabeth Abbe 

Sheralnah Ballard 
Lydia Ballard 
Abener Barker Deacon 
Zenriah Barker 


Eleazar Chushman 
Abigail Chushman 
Sarah Chandler 
Sarah Cumins 
John Cumins 
Elizabeth Cumins 
Joseph Crocker 
Anna Crocker 
Hannah Crocker 
Eleazer Crocker 
Judah Crocker 
Jonathan Case 
Benjamin Crocker 
Elizabeth Crocker 


Francis Fenton 
Anna Fenton 
Francis Fenton jun' 
Sam^ Fenton 
Lydia Fenton 
Mary Foote 
Sol. Fuller 
Mary Fuller 
Elisabeth Fuller 
Esther Fuller 
Lois Fuller 

William Glazier 
Martha Glazier 


M" Holt 
Mary Holt 
John Hinckley 
Ezekiel Hdt & w& 
Edy Hatch 
Moses Holmes 
Eeziah Holmes 
Kath" Holt 
Abigal Holt 

Caleb Johnson 
John Johnson 
Mary Johnson 
Ruth Johnson 
William Johnson jubF 
Ziporah Ingersol 


Sarah Lee 


Eunice Merrick 
Anne Merrick 
Abigail Munro 
Abigail Munro 

Benj" Nye 
Phebe Nye 



Dinah Pearl 

218 WillingUm Ohurch Beeards [Jidjr 

Sarah wife of Sam^ Comiiui admitted May 15, 1768* 

Joseph Rider admitted to full communion July 1768. 

Anne wife of David Hatch ol Tolland admitted to Com. Deo 4^ 1768. 

Temperance Wife of Daniel Pool admitted Not 18, 1770 

Isaac Sawin & Mary his wife admitted April 1771. 

Abigail Wife of Lient Cushman admitted May 1771. 

Jesse Eldridge & Mary his wife admitted May 1771. 

Dorcas Wife of James Kchardson admitted March — 1772. 

Abiel Parker & Eeziah his wife admitted Dec' — 1778. 

Sam^ Donton and Lois his wife admitted Decf — 1773* 

Zurviah wife of W"* Tyler Oct — 1774. 

Oliver Pearl & Mercy his wife June — 177& 

Lucy wife of Asher Flint, July 1775 

Lucy wife ci James Holt Aug — 1776. 

Esther Whitney admitted Se^ 1, 1776 

James Matthews admitted Oct — 1776. 

Heman How & Mary his wife — Nov* 1776 

Cap^ Joseph Parsons & Mary his wife Feb 1777. 

Mary Sawm, admitted Feb — 1777. 

Sarah Farley Feb — 1777 

Mitte Farley Feb — 1777 

Barnard Case, & Phebe his wife March — 1777. 

Esther, Wife of Elezer Leson admtd July — 1777 

Isaac Stiles Sb Abigail his Wife 

Tho* Taylor & Experience his Wife 

Justus Hatch, j' & wife admited 

Stephen Rice admitted 

Prudence Taylor admitted 

Sarah Glazier admitted 

Eleazer Crocker admitted 

John Scot admitted 

wife of Capt Heath 

Abijah Sawin admitd 

Hannah, wife of Oliver Perl 

Rhoda, Wife of Joseph Newo<Hnb 

Eunice, Wife of Sam" Stoel 

Ezra Homes & Reliance his wife 

Anna, Wife of Jchn Hinkley 

Widow Susannah Hinkley 

Amasa Dunton admited 

Ruth Sawen, Andrew Holt, Marcy Taylor & Rebeeea 
Orcutt were admitted June 10 

Silas Glazier and Sinannah his wife admited July 15 

Ar8ah[?] Fenton and Phebe Leoiuurd Kennedy were bap- 
tized and admited July 22 

Mary Bicknel admited Sept 

Deborah Davies admitted Oct 21 

Capt. Jedidiah Amidown and his wife were admited to the oommunion of 
the chh and he baptized Oct. 28, 1792 

Timothy Pearl was admited Feb. 3, 1798 

A Record of those who have owned the Covenant 
Jacob Fuller own'd the Cov^ June 80 1760 

Aaron Fergo & Wife own'd the Cov^ April * 1761 

















March 1781 






















1913] Willington Church Becords 219 

David ) 

Isaac & >• Stoell with their Wives own'd y* Gov* July 26, 1761 
Sam" ) 

Levi Glazier & Mary his Wife own'd y« Gov* Dec' 1762 

Solomon Orcut & Mary his Wife own'd j* Gov* Dec' 1762 

Hannah, Wife of Darius Preston own'd Gov* Oct' 1762 

Nathan Root and Hannah his Wife own'd Gov^ Ap. 1, 1764 

Nathan Jenings ownd Gov* Aug. 1764 

Azariah Sanger & Elizabeth his Wife ownd Gov* May, 1764 
William Tyler & his wife 

Allice, Wife of Elezer Scripture ownd Gov* May 15, 1768 

Zurviah, Wife of Obadiah Abbe, J', own'd Gov* May 13. 1771 

Sam" Dunton & Lois his wife ownd July 1771 

Zoeth Eldridge & Eliza his wife Nov. 177 J 

Silas Glazier & Suse his wife owned Gov* Aug. 1772 

Nathen TutUe & wife owned Gov* Dec' 1778 

Jonathan Tuttle j' & wife owned Gov* Dec' 1773 

Hannah Tyler owned Gov* May, 1774 

Caleb Orcut owned Gov* Oct 1774 

Sarah, wife of Abel Huntinton Sep' 1776 

Reuben Jenings & Triphena his wife owned Gov* Oct. 1778 

Ruth, wife of Benjamin Robinson Nov' 1779 

Zurviah Jacobs Sep' 1785 

Ezra Sibley & anna his wife Nov' 1785 

Elizabeth UUey admited and baptized, Feb 4, 1798 

Seth Vinton was admited to the chh- June 23, 1798 
Isaac Johnson was admited July 7, 1793 

Asa Stowel and his wife were admited April 12, 1793 

Rhoda Rider admited 1792 

Tabatha Root Admited 1792 

£«enath Waters Admited July 23, 1797 

Phebe Gross & Anna Sawen admited April 5, 1801 

A Record of Marriages 

Azariah Sanger was married to Elizabeth Abbe April 22°^ 1760 

Jonathan Parker married to Betty Johnson July 24^ 1760 

Joseph Parsons, Jun', was Married to Mary Holt, Nov' 27, 1760 

Jodah Lee was married to Esther Richardson March 2, 1761. 

December 1, 1791. Andrew Holt & Silvia Fenton were lawfully married. 

March 1792. Roswell Price and Mary Nie were lawfully married. 

April 19, 1792 Nathaniel Grocker and Abigail Sawia were lawfully 

Nov. 22, 1792 Erastus Edwards and Jerusha Farley were lawfully mar- 

March 7, 1793. Josiah Root and Phebe Vinton were lawfully married. 

March 21, 1793. Ensign Joseph Rider and Irenia [?] Hinkley were law- 
fully married. 

April 9, 1793, Amaza Dunton and Marcy Taylor were lawfully married. 

lOnJfy4eafof Okureh Record.^ 

Decemb' 4-1760, The Rev<^ Gideon Noble & Ghristian Cadwell were mar- 
ried together, & had Issue 
Sarah, Bom Sep. 5. 1761 
Gideon, bom Aug. 3/ 1763 

220 Willing ton Church Records [July 

Solomon, bom July 1, 1765 
Christian, Bom Oct*> 24, 1767 
Joanna, bom oct. 8, 1769 
Charlotte, bom Aug. 19, 1771 
Matthew, bom Nov. 21, 1778 
Mark, bom Sep' 2, 1775 
Horatio, bom Nov. 20, 1777 
Electa, bom Dec' 28, 1780 
she died febra 22, 1786 
Electa, bora May 15, 1787 

Joanna Noble my Mother died Nov. 1, 1763, aged 63 years. 

Matthew Noble my Father died Aug. 8, 1771, aged 70. Left Issue, viz : 

Bethiah, bom april 20, 1721- died 1787 

Joanna, bom Dec' 3, 1722 

Constantine, bom Oct. 8, 1725 

Gideon, bom March 6, 1728 

Rhoda, bom Aug* 28, 1730, died Sep' 1731 

Rhoda, bom Av^ 28, 1732, died march, 1777 

Matthew, bom July 27, 1736 

Paul, bom I suppose 1738 


Walter, son of Oliver Pearl baptized Nov. 20, 1791 

The family of George Sawen and Ruth his Wife baptized July 22, 1792 

May 24, 1793 The family of George and Deborah Davies were baptized 

June 7, 1793. A son of Dr. Miner Grant and Eunice his wife was bap- 
tized by the name of Clark 

July the 14, 1793. Two children of Mr. Asa S towel were baptized by 
the name of Phebe and David. 

August 11, 1793. A child of the Rev. Abishai Alden and Elizabeth his 
wife was baptized by the name of Almira. 

Almira, the daughter of Isaac Stiles and his wife was baptized Sept 8 

John, a son of John Hinkley and his wife baptized Sept. 29, 1793 

Joseph a child of George and Deborah Davies baptized Feb. 16, 17^4 

Hannah, Daughter of Olover Pearl & Hannah his Wife, baptized June 29, 

• 1794. 

July 27, 1794. The family of Timothy Pearl was baptized by the names 
of Elijah Crocker, Louis, Cloe & Anna. 

Aug. 31, 1794. A child of Ensign Joseph Rider was baptized by the 
name of Anna, another child of Joseph Newcomb by the name of Grace 

Sept. 28, 1794. A child of Amaza Dunton and Marcy his wife by the 
name of Lois was baptized 

Oct. 5, 1794 A child of Deac. Samuel Dunton was baptized by the name 
of Lodisa. 

Oct. 19, 1794. A child of Joseph Curtis and Rhoda his wife was baptized 
by the name of Ransom 

April 5, 1795. A child of the Rev. Abishai Alden and Elisabeth his 
wife, was baptized by the name of Dolly Coffin. 

May 24, 1795 A child of George Davies and Deborah his wife was bap- 
tized by the name of Strickling 

June 28, 1795. A daughter of IK Miner Grant and Eunice his wife was 
baptized by the Rev. M' Weld by the name of Lucinda. 

1913] WilUngton Church Records 221 

July 5, 1795. A daughter of Isaac Stiles was baptized by the name of 

Aug. 2, 1795. A child of Seth Vinton was baptized by the name of 

Nov. 15, 1795. A son of Joseph Newcomb was baptized by the name of 

June 5, 1796. A child of Joseph Curtis and Rhoda his wife was baptized 

by the name of Joseph. 
Aug. 12, 1796. A child of John Hinkley was baptized by the Rev. Mr. 

Willard by the name of Susannah. 
Sept 26, 1796. A child of Amasa Dunton and Mercy his wife by the 

name of Mirilla was baptized. 
Feb. 6, 1797. A son of the Rev. Abishai Alden and Elizabeth his wife, 

was baptized by the name of Augustus. 
June 12, 1797. A son of Seth Vinton was baptized by the name of Zenas 
June 25, 1797. A daughter of George and Deborah Davies was baptized 

by the name of Polly. 
July 2, 1797. A child of Mr. Joseph Rider was baptized by the name of 

Aug. 30, 1797. The family of Mr. Zenas Waters and his wife Esenath 

were baptized by the names of Dudley, Polly & Lora. 
Horrace, Son of Joseph Curtis and Rhoda his wife baptized Feb. 4, 1798 
Cyrus the Son of Olover Pearl baptized by the Rev. M' Storrs, May 20, 

Hope the Son of Joseph Newcomb and his wife baptized June 3, 1798. 
Sept 22,* 1798. A Son of Timothy Pearl was baptized by the name of 

March 17, 1799. A daughter of Ens. Joseph Rider and Iranna [?] his 

wife was baptized by the name of Riene [?] 
June 17, 1799. Anna, the daughter of John Hinkley & his wife was 

June 30, 1799. A daughter of Seth Vinton and Dorcas his wife was bap- 
tized by the name of Ruth 
July 6, 1799. Eezire, a daughter of George and Deborah Davies was 

baptized. A daughter of Joshua Preston & Sarah his wife was baptized 

by the name of Florinda. 
Sopbrona, Daughter of the Rev. Abishai Alden and his wife, Elizabeth 

was baptized Oct 6, 1799. 
June 29, 1800. A daughter of Isaac Stiles ds his wife was baptized by 

the name of Almira 
Shubel the son of Phebe Cross baptized April 26, 1801. 
Elizabeth, daughter of Elijah Sawen and Ama baptized June 7, 1801. 
Mary, the daughter of John Hinckley baptized Oct 11, 1801. 
May 9, 1802. A daughter of the Rev. Abishai Alden & his wife, was 

biftptized by the name of Betsy P [iUe^Ue] 
June 20, 1802. A daughter of Seth Vinton was baptized by the name of 

May 20, 1804. A Daughter of M' Seth Vinton and Polly his wife, was 

Baptized by the Rev^ William Storrs, by the name of Lydia. 
July 8, 1804. A son of M' Joshua Preston and Sally his wife was Bap- 
tized by the Rev. Enoch Pond by the name of Austin. 

SSS WiUinffUm Church Beeards IJwity 


NoY. 15, 1792. Elisabetli, the wife of the Bev. Abishai Alden wm re> 

commended from the chh of Christ in Menimac to the church of Christ 

in this place. 
Dec lOy 1799. Sarah, the*wi£eof Joshua Preston was recommended from 

the chh of Christ in Hampton to the chh of C. in this place. Test 

Abishai Alden Pastor 
June 20, 1802. The THdow Lois Steel was reccmimended from the chh 

of Christ in Tolland to the chh of Christ in this place. 

Test Abishai Alden, Pastor 
June 20, 1802. Asariah Sanger and his wife were recommended from 

the chh of Christ in Ellington to the chh of Christ in this place. 

Test AUshai Alden, Pastor. 


Mrs. Fuller, the wife of Mr. Daniel Fuller dismissed and recommended to 

the chh in EastberryT?] 
V Thomas Rice and lliankfull his wife Disnussed and recommended to 

the chh of Christ in Cambridge, State of Newyork. 
Prudence Taylor dismissed and recommended to the chh in SosT?] 
The Widow Ix>ve Orcutt dismissed and recommended to the chh of Christ 

in Randolph. 
BCrs Sary Flint dismissed and recommended to the chh of Christ in West> 

M' Church and his wife dismissed and recommended to the chh of Christ 

M' Heman Howes & wife dismissed and recommended to the chh of Christ 

in Cambridge State of Newyork 
Eleazer Crocker dismissed and recommended from this church to the 

church of Christ in Cambridge, State of Newyork. 
Asenath Waters dismissed and recommended to the 2^ church of Christ 

in Windham. 
Bhoda the wife of Joseph Curtis dismissed and recommended from this 

church to the church of Christ in Cambridge, state of Newyork. 
Amaza Dunton and his wife dismissed and recommended from this church 

to the third chh in Cambridge State of Newyork. 
Buth Sawen dismissed and recommended to Uie chh in Cambridge state 

of New york 
Deborah Davis dismissed and recommended to the church in Granyfle^ 

State of New york. 
Boberd Scott dismissed & recommended from this church to the church of 

Christ in Tolland. 
Asa Stowel & his wife Judith dismissed A recommended from this chh in 

Norwich in Vermont 
Isaac Johnson dismissed and recommended from this church to the church 

in Hadley. 
August 15^, 1803. the ReV^ Abishai Alden So Elizabeth his Wife Dis- 
missed from this Chh & recommended to the Churoh in Montyille 

J All these dismissions are in the handwriting of the Bey. Abishai Aides, 
the record closes here.] 

1913] The HotchhiM Family 223 


Bj Donald Lines Jaoobub, M.A., of New Hayen, Conn. 

[Concluded (Vom page 132] 

87. Miles* Hotchkiss (Jonah,^ Htnryy^ John^ John^ Samuel^), bom 28 

Aug. 1778, lived at Cheshire, and died 23 Nov. 1889. He married 
first, 4 Dec. 1800, Polly Ives, who died 22 Nov. 1815; and 

secondly Joanna , who died 4 Nov. 1830. 

Children by first wife : 

i. RiCHARDj b. 9 Dec. 1801. 

ii. Lent, b. 26 Nov. 1808. 

ill. William, b. 18 Apr. 1806. 

iv. Abigail, b. 26 May 1808. 

V. Mary, b. 26 Dec. 1810. 

Ti. Sally Rosilla, b. 23 Jan. 1818. 

vil. Miles, b. 15 Nov. 1815. 

Child by second wife : 
viil. A SON, b. 13 Oct. 1819. 

88. Eleazer* Hotchkiss {Joshua* Caleb,* Joihuoy^ John^ SamueP)^ 

baptized 7 May 1758, lived at Westville, and died between 12 Oct. 
and 11 Nov. 1822. He married, 14 Dec. 1779, Naomi Gilbert, 
daughter of Michael and Betha, who died 29 Mar. 1836, aged 75. 
Children : 

i. Betsey,^ bapt. 20 Aug. 1780 ; m. Tyler. 

11. Michael Gilbert, bapt. 12 Oct. 1788 ; d. 9 Dec. 1848 ; m. Asenath 

, d. 20 Dec. 1861, aged 78. 

ill. Farmklia, b. 19 Apr. 1786 ; d. 1 Jan. 1866 ; m. 12 Oct. 1806 Lkverbtt 

DiCKKRMAN, b. 11 Dec. 1779, d. 31 Jan. 1861. 
Iv. Eleazer, bapt. 6 Aug. 1792; d. 13 Apr. 1841 ; m. Fanny L. . 

89. Elijah* Hotchkiss {Joshua^* Caleb* Joshua,* John,^ Samuel^), bap- 

tized 4 Apr. 1762, lived at Westville, and died in Sept. 1849. He 
married, 3 Mar. 1782, Rebecca Osbornk, daughter of Jehiel and 
Rebecca (Sperry), who was baptized 23 Sept 1764 and died in Dec. 
1842. The record of this family is incomplete. 
Child : 

i. RuFUs,' b. abt. 1790; d. 6 Mar. 1863; m. Friscilla , b. abt. 

1800; d. 15 June 1847. 

90. Joseph Pdnderson* Hotchkiss (Joshua* Caleb,* Joshua,* John,* 

Samuel^), baptized 27 May 1764, lived at Cedar Hill, New Haven, 
and died 14 Mar. 1838. He married first Rhoda Woodino, 
daughter of John and Hannah (Hoi brook), who was bom about 1765 
and died 1 Feb. 1823; and secondly, 11 May 1823, Mrs. Sarah 
Tuttle, who died in 1841. 
Children by first wife : 

1. Clarissa,^ b. 18 Dec. 1786 ; d. 17 Sept. 1846 ; m. 10 Jan. 1808 Lymak 
Atwatbr of Cedar Hill, b. 8 Mar. 1788, d. Mar. 1862. 

ii. Henry, b. abt. 1791 ; d. 9 Apr. 1826 ; m. Folly . 

ill. Anna, b. 5 Nov. 1795; d. 26 Feb. 1836; m. 12 Dec. 1818 Medad 
Atwater of Cedar Hill, b. 18 Oct. 1788. 

91. Miles* Hotchkiss {Joshua,* Caleb,* Joshua,* John,* Samuel^), bap- 

tized 28 June 1772, lived at Westville, and died between 8 Feb. 

224 The Hotchkiss Family [Julf 

and 13 Mar. 1887. He married at Milford, 18 Not. 1792, Avbb 
Hepburn, who died 12 Mar. 1886, aged 65. 
Children : 

i. Sallt/ b. abt. 1795; d. 17 Oct. 187i; m. Gbobob Hobsb, b. abt 

1778, d. 11 Oct. 1856. 
. 11. Cabounb, m. 1 NoY. 1820 Clark Smtth Dummra. 

111. Eunice, b. abt. 1799; d. 38 May 1884; m. John B. Lbwib, b. abt 
1804, d. 3 Aag. 1847. 

It. Emma M. 

T. MiLBS, b. abt. 1805 ; d. 27 May 1848 ; m. 31 Dec 18S6 Bliza D. Cad- 
well, who m. (2) Bodge and d. 31 Mar. 1869, aged 61. 

92. Ends* Hotchkiss (Ezeki^^ Joseph^* Joieph,^ Jokn^^ SamueP) bom 6 
June 1751, liTod at New HaTon, and died in 1792. He mazried 
Bradley, daughter of Isaac and Lois at East HaTen. 


I. Esther.^ 

II. Sarah. 

lU. Rebecca, m. Wmmfa Ites. 

It. Ezektel, b. abt. 1786 ; d. 12 Jane 1849 ; m. Sarah T.a^paum^ d. 1852. 

98. George* Hotchkiss (Stepheny* Oakh^^ CaUhf Jchn^ Semwul^), bom 
6 Mar. 1780, liTed at New HaTen, and died in 1821. He married, 
26 Sept 1802, Peggt Collis. 
Children : 

I. Daniel Colus,' b. abt. 1804; m. 19 Sept. 1827 Blbabbth' Hotcb- 

KiHS, daughter of Bnssell (95). They remoTed to New Tork Cl^. 

II. George Wtllts, b. abt. 1806. 

III. Hbnrt Scott, b. abt. 1808. 

Iv. Elizabeth Davis, b. abt. 1810. 
Y. William Dummer, b. abt. 1812. 

94. Ezra* Hotchkiss (Jonah,^ Caleb,^ Caleb,* John,* SamueP)^ of New 

Haven, died in 1868. He married first Nanct Adgur, who was 
born 14 Not. 17tf5 and died 20 Apr. 1836, aged 50; and secondly 

Catharine . 

Children by first wife : 

1. Charles F.,^ removed to Rochester, N. T., and Vlneland, N. J. ; m. 

80 Oct. 1827 Olivia Eunice Trowbridge, b. 81 May 1806. 
ii. Leonard S., m. 27 Jane 1883 Louisa Hubbard. 

95. Russell* Hotchkiss (Jonah,* Oaleb,^ Caleb,* John,* SamueP), bom 

about 1 780, lived at New Haven, and died 1 Jan. 1843. He mar- 
ried first , who was born about 1786 and died 22 May 1834 ; 

and secondly, 9 June 1 835, Elizabeth Ann Hubbard. 
Children by first wife : 

I. Russell,^ m. 25 Dec. 1833 Catharine E. Wadsworth. 

II. Elizabeth, m. 19 Sept. 1827 Daniel Collis^ Hotchkiss (93, 1.). 
HI. Mary, m. 28 Dec. 1829 David Hoadlet, Jr., of New York. 

Iv. Henry O. 
V. Edward. 

96. Elias* Hotchkiss (Jonah* Caleb,* Caleb,* John* SamueP), of New 

Haven, died in 1865. He married Julia . 

Children : 

I. Thomas W.' 

II. Elias. 

III. Qkokoe W., m. JuuA Gilbert. 
Iv. James F. 

1913] The Hotchkiss Family 225 

V. Caroline, m. 1 Aug. 1838 Gustavus Bradlbt. 
yi. Frances Elizabeth, m. Allen B. Hitchcock. 
vli. Nancy, m. Henry Wheeler. 

97. Harley* Hotchkiss (Stephen,'^ Jabez* Jacoh^ Jonhua? Samuel^) j bom 

12 Sept. 1791, lived at Bethany, and died 26 Mar. 1860. He mar- 
ried Harriet Collins. 
Children : 

i. Wealthy Ann,' m. Thomas Gilyard. 
ii. Andrew T., d. in 1877; m. Belinda Buckingham. 
iii. Harris, d. young. 

iy. Charles T., b. 9 Joly 18S4; remoyed to Cheshire; m. Emma V. 

98. Eber* Hotchkiss {St^hen,^ Jabez,* Jacobs* Jothuoy^ Samuel^), bom 

about 1796, lived at Bethany, and died 28 Nov. 1851. He married 
Thirza Driver. 
Children : 


ii. Gracia. 

iii. Samantha. 

iv. Jane. 

y. Samuel. 

yi. Hooker. 

99. Jarbd' Hotchkiss (Stephen,^ Jabez,^ Jacob,* Joshuoy* Samuel^), bom 

about 1804, lived at Bethany, and died 24 Aug. 1854. He mar- 
ried, 13 Sept 1840, Amy French of Prospect. 
Children : 

f. Henry Hooker,^ bapt. 24 Mar. 1842 ; d. young, 
ii. Caroline Lucina, bapt. Dec. 1844. 

100. George* Hotchkiss (Stephen,* Jabez,^ Jacob,* Joshua^^ Samuel^), 

lived at Bethany, and married, 4 Apr. 1841, Laura Sperhy. 
Children : 

i. Erban Etander,^ bapt. 13 Aug. 1843; m. Elizabeth Crabtreb. 
ii. A daughter. 
iii. A daughter. 

101. Silas* Hotchkiss (Joseph,* Joseph,^ Samuel,* Thomas,* Samuel^)^ 

born about 1766, lived at Bethany, and died before 28 Feb. 1848. 
He married Susannah Peck. 
Children : 

109. i. HiRAM.7 

110. ii. WoosTER, b. abt. 1798. 

iii. Temperance, m. William Andrew. 
iy. Deborah. 
y. Martha. 

102. John* Hotchkiss ( William,* Joseph,^ Samuel,* Thomas,* Samuel})^ 

lived at Westville, and married, 2 May 1785, Huldah Sperry. 
Children : 

i. Ira,' b. abt. 1790. 

ii. Obedience, b. abt. 1791. 

iii. Sally Almira. 

iy. John Miles. 

103. David* Hotchkiss ( William,* Joseph,^ Samuel^* Thomas,* SamueP), 

bom about 1769, died 12 Jan. 1846. He married Mbbcy Bbadlby, 
who was bom about 1766 and died 80 Jan. 1854. 

226 The ffotekkiMS FanUfy [Jofy 


i. LucT,' b. abt. 179S ; m. Jbaac Blaxb. 
it Lewis, b. abt. 1797 ; d. 17 Aug. 1808. 
UL Haxxah, b. abt. 1799. 
4 It. WuJUSt b. S9 Mar. 1808; d. 18 Sept 1884; m. ICiBT A. Kuibiblt, 

b. 8 July 18U, d. 9 F^. 1900. He Ured at Dert^ and bad iamie. 
T. Lewis, b. 14 Oct. 1806; d. 19 Feb. 1887; m. Kuza Hull. He lived 

at Derby and bad issue, 
yi. Eunice, m. Shxldoh ICoulihbop. 
Tli. Sarah M., b. 17 Fd>. 1814; d. 14 Apr. 1895; m. WiLUAif BAuywnr 

of Derby, b. 18 SespL 1811 ; d. 9 Jane 1887. 

104. David* Hotchkiss (David,* Solomon,* Damid^* Ikudd,* SamueP), 

bom about 1779, lived at Woodbridge, and died 24 June 1842. 

He married Huldah , who was bom aboat 1782 and £ed 

21 July 1836. 

i. HuBBAKD,^ b. abt. 1798; d. 86 Oct. 1849; m. 9 Aug. 1890 Hahxab 
Allen. Child : 1. Hannah JP.,* bi^. 8 Au^^ 16S8 ; m. WUliam A 

ii. Maria, bapt. Oct. 1808. 

liL Sallt Cakouhb, bapt. 81 Aug. 1806. 

lY. HjQBnuBTrA, bapt. 86 June 1808. 

y. Henbt Lucius, b. 10 May 1810; lived at Hew Haven ; d. 86 May 1861; 
m. LucT CowELL, b. 28 Apr. 1815, d. 21 Nov. 1896, who m. (8) 

Webster. GhUdren: 1. Sarah,* d. young. 8. Otorge 

Henrif, b. 6 Mar. 1840; d. 88 June 1904; m. Qm-qHw^ Austin; left 

105. Harvet* Hotchkiss {Damd* Solomon* Daniel* DmM* SamMtP), 

bom about 1781, lived at Bethany, and died 9 Dee. 18K. He 
married, in 1805, Sarah Alling, who died 21 Sept 1862. 
Children : 

1. Sheldon Allino,^ b. 22 Apr. 1808. 

ii. Eliza Samantha, b. 18 Sept. 1810; d. 14 Feb. 1876. 

iii. Solomon, b. 18 Jane 1813 ; d. 7 Jan. 1886 ; m. Chablottc Hxsnaco- 
WAY, b. abt. 1821, d. 28 May 1893. 

1y. Bbecheb Delos, b. 11 Feb. 1815; d. 30 Oct. 1866; m. Bktbkt Fib- 
kins, b. abt. 1821, d. 3 Oct. 1863. 

y . Julius Leonard, b. 17 Jane 1817 ; d. 17 Feb. 1879 ; m. Sophronu 


^ yi. Theodorb Nelson, b. 20 Dec. 1819; d. 27 Feb. 1888; m. Lucu 

yii. Sarah Finbtte, b. 29 Oct. 1822; d. 15 Jan. 1878; m. 5 Mar. 1848 

DeWitt Clinton Castle of Seymoor. 
yiii. Orlando Thomas, b. 8 Aag. 1825; d. 11 Dec 1828. 
ix. Harvey Harpin, b. 16 Feb. 1828; llyed at Prospect; m. 15 Fd>. 

1852 Charlotte Eliza Allino. 
X. Margaret Dianthe, b. 16 Jane 1880; d. 14 Feb. 1872 ; m. Matthiw 

Trewhella of Cheshire. 

106. Eliphalet* Hotchkiss (Lem,^ EliphaUl* Daniel* Daniel,* Samuel^), 

bom about 1777, liYed at Derby, and died 21 Sept 1858. He mai^ 

ried Nancy , who died 15 Nov. 1865. 

C hildren : 

I. William.^ 

ii. Albert. 

iii. Mary Ann. 

iy. Burr. 

y. Harriet. 

yi. £u. 

yii. John. 

888 The HoUMbUa FtmUn \?^ 


Of the many implaoed HotdikisBefi whose records u i uie lo haad ool j 
the foUowing need be considered here : 

(1) TmoTHT HoTCHKiss o£ Cheshire (periums identical with 27, ni, 
who was bom at New Haven 16 Mar. 1742) married^ 4 Mar. 1762, Lnrr 
Ajbtdbus, who died 27 Apr. 1772. 


i. SAifUKL, b. U Dec. 1762; m. 12 F^. 1784 Mibum* HarcHEW, 

daughter of Amos (54) , b. 10 Jan. 1764. 
ii. Ambbosb, b. 14 Jan. 1766 ; m. 25 Dec. 17M T^TfTmni Saldwdi. 
*iii. Ams, b. 24 Dec. 1766. 
iv. BBiikirr, b. 81 May 1768. 
T. Lucy, b. 28 Apr. 1772 ; d. 6 May 1772. 

(2) Tlie descendants o£ John HotchkinolGviUard^soiinliBMaaapposed 
(despite the spelling of the name) to be brother of Samuel^ Hotchkiss, sie 
giyen in RsoiaTERy vol. 58» p. 281. One branch, which settled in New 
Hayeiiy is not carried oat there, and is giyen here in <»rder to prevent say 
confosion between this &mily and the New Haven Hntnhkissns 

Joaxpa* HoTCHKnr {Mrakmm^^ Abrakamf Jntpkf Mm^)^ bon at 
Guilford 17 Not. 1758, married Aaiftaif. Hobtoh, danghter of 
Samuel and Sarah of Wdoott, who was baj^Jaed at Woodbridge 
80 Sept. 1759. He removed to Richmond, Masa., and later, to- 
gether with his lux>tber Oliver, to New Haven., Conn^ where he 
died 29 Apr. 1827. Hia widow died 4 Dec 1829. 
Children : 

L ELLks," b. abt. 1788; d. at New Haven 17 Aug. 1824, leaving chil- 
dren: 1. C^otZm,^ b. abt. 1810. 2. Maru ibta, b. abt. 1812. 3. 
Amanda CkarlotU. 

11. Tabitha, m. Gaston. 

ill. LovuoA, m. Kufosunr. 

iv. Amoail, m. -^— Dudley. 

(3) A Hotchkiss family settled in Norfolk, Conn., abovt 1708, bat it 
was not connected with the line of Samuel^ in time to be inserted in its 
proper place. It is now nearly certain that James, Enos, and Samuel, the 
heads of the Norfolk branch, were two sons and a grandson of Samuel* (12) 
of East Haven. 

12, viii. James^ Hotchkiss (Samwlf^ Samueiy* Sanuiel}\ bom at Esst 
Haven 13 Jan. 1728, married Dokotht Aspdiwau. oI Norfolk. 
Children : 

i. Levi,* "J 
ii. Mart, [ 

Mart, Vbapt. 2 Oct. 1763. 
ill. Sarah, J 
iv. Rkbscca, h9i^ 6 May 1764. 
V. David, bapt. 29 Jane 1766. 
yi. AsENATH, bapt. 80 Oct. 1768. 
vil. Cyrus, bapt. 29 July 1770. 
Till. James, bapt. 16 Aug. 1772. 
ix. Phebe, bapt. 19 June 1774. 
X. Ira, bapt. 14 June 1778. 
xi. Charlotte, bapt. 16 Apr. 1780. 

12, ix. Ends* Hotchkiss (Samuel,^ SamMel* SammJ^), bora at Etft 
Haven 18 May 1731, married, 6 Feb. 175$^ ELuaniB 

1913] T^e Botekkiss Famajf 229 

Shepabd. The birth of their child Eliha is reeorded at East 
Haven, bat unfortunately the name was given as Enos in Dodd's 
East Haven Register, and this error was followed in the account 
given above (Reoistbb, vol. 66^ p. 830). Elihu, Elizabeth, and 
Ruth, children of Enos and Elizabeth, were baptized at Norfolk 
2 Oct. 1763, together with three children of James and Dorothy, 
a fact which serves to identify Enos and James as the East 
Haven brothers. 

i. Elihu,* b. at East Haven 1757 ; bi^^t. at ^ottoXk 3 Oct. 1768. 
Hi. |^"^^'}bapt.2 0ct.l768. 

iv. A chIld, d. 17 Jan. 1768. 

v. John, bapt. at Norfolk 17 June 1764. 

vi. Ends. 

vii. Stephen. 

vlii. Hannah, m. Jonathan Finch. 

ix. Samuel, b. at East Haven 1778. 

84, liL Samuel* Hotchkiss (Samuely^ Samuely* Scmuel^* Samuel^)^ re- 
moved from Norihford to Norfolk, and died Jan. 1799. He 

married Elizabeth • 


i. Chlob,* bapt. 12 Apr. 1778. 
ii. Betsey, bapt. 26 Nov. 1780. 
iii. Dabcabis, bapt. 27 Apr. 1788. 
iv. Samuel, bapt. 5 June 1785. 

V. Lumen Phelps, bapt. 8 June 1788 ; m. Hannah . 

vl. James, bapt. 22 Jan. 1791. 

vil. Abigail, bapt. 12 July 1798 ; perhaps the child who d. Joly 1798. 

viii. Eliza Aubelia, bapt. 18 June 1802. 

JosiAH Hotchkiss, perhaps the oldest child of James (12, viii), married 

Asenath . 

Children : 
i. Oltveb, \ 

ii. J08L4H, J 

V. Daniel, \ 

vi. Cybus, / 

vii. A CHILD, d. Apr. 1790. 

viii. Chablottb, bapt. 27 Aog. 1801. 

(4) Thomas^ Hotchkiss (18, i) was probably the man reported dead 
or captured in the French War, 7 Sept. 1756. If so, his &mily may not 
have removed from Hamden as supposed. It will be noted that he had a 
son Samuel, bom 7 July 1732. In 1816 the estate of Samuel Hotchkiss, 
Jr., of Hamden was distributed to his children Samuel, Amasa, and Sarah, 
and the children of his daughter Mary, deceased. 

(5) Thanks to the courtesy of Mrs. F. A. Sanford of Westfield, Mass., 
it is possible to make additions and corrections in the line of Dba. Gideon^ 
Hotchkiss (36). Descendants are certain that the twelfth child attri- 
bnted to him, Asahel,^ was in reality the child of Gideon's eldest son, 
Jesse.* Gideon's daughter Olive (36, xviii) married William Jones. 

86^ L Jesse* Hotchkiss (Gideany^ Stephen^* Joihuoy* Samuel^), bom 
9 Oct 1788, died 29 Sept. 1776. He married, 2 Oct 1759, 
Charity Mallobt of Stratford. 

230 The HotchhUs Family [July 


A. i. ASAHKL,' b. 15 Feb. 1760. 

ii. Charitt, b. 24 Mar. 1761 ; m. Bivkrus Bu88kll of Homer, N. T., 

and of York, Livingston Co., N. Y. 
iii. Beulah, b. 18 Mar. 1762 ; d. 24 Oct. 1776. 
iy. Gabrikl, b. 13 Aug. 1763; d. 22 Jan. 1765. 
v. Rebecca, b. 7 Jan. 1765. 
vi. Temfkrance, b. 8 Dec. 1767. 

Til. Apauna, b. 8 Jan. 1769 ; m. Amrafhkl Hotchkiss, her first coosin. 
yiii. Chloe, b. 5 Jan. 1771. 
Iz. AiofA, b. 19 May 1772; m. Abuah Guernskt. Their daughter 

Althea m. 8 Oct. 1821 Asahel Ang^ostos Hotchkiss, her first cousin. 
X. HuLDAH, b. 9 Mar. 1774. 
xi. Jesse, b. 3 Aug. 1776. 

36, ii. David* Hotchkiss {GideaUy^ Stephen^* Jo$hua^* Samud})^ bom at 
Waterbury 5 Apr. 1740, died at Windsor, N. Y., 8 May 1826. 
He married first, 21 Nov. 1763, Abigail Douglas^ dan^ter of 
Alexander and Sarah (Ballard), who died 5 Apr. 1775; and 
secondly, 5 July 1775, Peninah (Feck) Todd, daughter of 
Timothy and Lydia (Lines), and ¥ddow of Charles. He removed, 
with all his family except Lavinia and Frederick, to Windsor, 
Broome Co., N. Y. 
Children by first wife : 

i. ASENATH,* b. 11 July 1764 ; m. Elmobe Bussell. 
ii. Sarah, b. 20 Mar. 1766 ; m. Jusns Bebcheb of Homer and Windsor, 
N. Y. 

B. iii. Frederick, b. 6 Mar. 1768. 

iv. Lavimia, b. 9 Jan. 1770 ; m. Stevek Williams of Cheshire, Conn. 

C. V. Amraphel, b. 25 June 1772. 

vi. Cyrus, b. 15 Apr. 1774; m. Sallie Andrus. Children: 1. Carver.^ 
2. Clarissa^ m. JeflTrey Sage. 8. Giles. 4. Parthenia^ m. Julins 
Edwards. 5. Sophronia^ m. Orton of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Children by second wife : 

vli. Charles Todd, b. 24 June 1776 ; m. Rhoda Barrett. 
viil. Abigail, b. 25 Apr. 1778 ; m. William Coburn. 
ix. Gilead, b. 12 Oct. 1780 ; m. Sarah Hoadlet. 
X. Feninah, b. 21 Feb. 1782 ; m. Sylvester Hulse. 


A. Asahel* Hotchkiss (Jesse,^ Gideon,^ Stephetiy* Joshtuzy^ Samuel*), 

born at Waterbury 15 Feb. 1760, died at Sharon, Conn. He served 
in the Revolution, and received a pension at the age of 80. He 
married first, 22 Mar. 1781, Sarah Williams, who died 28 Mar. 
1794; secondly, 7 June 1794, Phebe Mebriam; thirdly Mrs. 
CowLES ; and fourthly Mrs. Wakeman. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Sally,^ b. 27 Oct. 1*781. 

ii. Ccrtiss, b. 4 May 1783 ; had children bom at Waterbury. 

iii. Dykr, b. 24 June 1786. 

iv. Esther, b. 21 May 1788. 

Children by second wife : 

V. Tempy, b. 27 Feb. 1797 ; m. Andrews. 

D. vi. Asahel Augustus, b. 30 June 1799. 
vii. Marcus, b. 1 Sept. 1801. 

viii. Phebe Maria, b. 5 Aug. 1805. 

B. Frederick^ Hotchkiss (Davtd,^ Gideon^^ Stephen^* Joshua* SamutP}j 

bom at Waterbury 6 Mar. 1768, died 25 Mar. 1846. He mwied, 

1913] Town Records of Ooaport, ^. jff. 231 

9 Mar. 1790, Rhoda Hopkins, daughter of John, who died 12 
Mar. 1814. After the death of his fa£er in 1826 he removed to 
Windsor, N. T. 
Children : 

I. Marilla,^ b. 11 Mar. 1791; d. 7 Apr. 1878; m. Lebbeus Sanford. 

ii. Chlok, b. 16 Apr. 1794; d. 22 Apr. 1812. 

ill. Julia, b. 7 Feb. 1796 ; d. 10 Nov. 1888 ; m. Jonah Woodruff. 

Iv. David Miles, b. 27 Nov. 1797; d. 16 Apr. 1878; m. (1) Zeryiah 
Stevens ; m. (2) Hannah (Dooltttle) Bristol. Ten children. 

V. Laura, b. 4 Sept. 1800; d. 1813. 

vi. Clarissa, b. 6 Jan. 1806 ; d. 16 Jan. 1873 ; m. Eusha Hall. 

vii. Frederick Hopkins, b. 5 Nov. 1808 ; d. 1808. 

C. Amraphel* Hotchkiss (Davtd,^ Gideon,^ Stephen,* Joshuay^ Samwl^), 

bom 25 June 1772, lived at Windsor, N. Y. He married his first 
cousin, Apalina* Hotchkiss, daughter of Jesse. 
Children : 

i. Stiles,^ m. Ltdia Beecher, daughter of Justis and Sarah (Hotch- 

il. Frederick, m. Jemima Comstock. 

ill. Gideon, m. Ann Evarts. 

iv. Olfve, m. Jedediah Smith. 

V. Harry, m. Amanda Hempstead. 

vi. Amraphel. 

vii. Jesse, m. Betsey Hempstead ; lived at Cornwall, N. T. 

D. AsAHEL Augustus^ Hotchkiss (Asahelj^ Jesse,* Gideon,^ Stephen,* 

Joshua,^ Samuel^), bom 30 June 1799, lived at Sharon, Conn., and 
died 21 Apr. 1885. He married, 3 Oct. 1821, his cousin, Althea 
Children : 

i. Andrew,' inventor of the first projectile for rifled cannon. 

ii. Abu ah, d. young. 

IIL Benjamin Berkley, inventor of revolving cannon and rapid-fire 

guns. His widow endowed the Hotchldbss School at Lakeville, 

Iv. Franklin Augustus. 
V. Frederick Abijah. 

vl. Dothea Anna, m. McKelvsy. 

vii. Sarah Minerva. 

viii. Charles. 

Ix. DWIGHT. ^ 

X. William. 


Communicated by Joibph Wbathbrhbad Warrbn, M.D., of Bryn Biawr, Pa. 

[Continaed from page 147] 

At Leagel Town meeting of the freeholders and other Inhabitant of 
Btarisland alias gosport duly Qualefyed to Vote this first day of apirel 1754 
according to notyfication given under the selct mens hands — 

232 Zbum Eeeords of Ootporlf IT. H. [Jvlf 

m' wOIam Saodersoii ChoBen moderater 

m' Cbarls Bandel ^ 

m^ Henry Shapley > Select men 

m' Samnell mnchmore ) 

m' Samnell yarrell Conitabld 

m' John Brag ) ^^^ 
m' Gibens maoe ) 

y CoUors of fiah 

m' J<^ Took saUary k to be one Qiin^ 4i£ wiDier fkh A Biaa f or t^ 
Henry Shapley ton Clark 
Benjamin Coker syler of wood 


By a Legol Town meating of Ahe freeholden and inhabeBtenti cf the 
ton of Goeport Daly Qoalli&d to vote Gosport Apird y* 19 1756 
Willam Sandresaon modraiter 
m' Samnell mnchmore \ 
m' D^ willam machm(Hre >- Tonsmen 
m' petter obe ) 

m' John yairell Constnbel | 

m' James word ) *; j^««,^« 
m' Henry Shapley ton Clairk 
m** Chairls Baindel 
m' John Down 
m' John Vairel wood Seailer 
A generell free Vote paist amongst the inhabententB of gosport for j* 
Reiv^m'' J(^n tack sallery to be paid in weanter fish Each man one Qm^ 


By a Legol Town meating of the freeholders and Inhabetents of the Ton 
of Gosport Duly Quallified to Vote gosport march y* 18 : 1765 — 
Willam SanihresBon modrater 
m' Henry Cartter ^ 

m' Richard Talphy v Tons men 
m' D°ucken muchmore ) 
m' Charls miller Constabel | 

m^ Jezerimy Lord ) Tidingmen 

m' Gorg wolphy ) ^ 

m' Chirls Rsjidel 

m' Captin Down 

m' Dainel Randel j wood Sealr 

Henry Shapley j Ton QoA 

this is agred at ton meating that If any preson shall Spelt any fish above 
hie warter marck and Leave their heads and son bons [sound bones] and 
Coutds [guts ?3 their shall pay teen pounds new tener to the town and any 
that is aboue new [now ?] they that houe [have] them their shall haoe 
them belou hie warter in fortenets time or pay the same 

this is agreed at ton meating that Eevery person that is are [ste] kow* 
shall Carry them of at 15 day of may keep them their tel the 15 day of 

• Possibly intended for « that has a cow." 

I Collers of fish 

1913] Town Records ofOosport^ JST. EL 233 

October or pay 20 shilling Lawfull money If any person that have any 
hogs If they doe any damg fromi?] they do the damg to shall keep the hog 
for sattesfazen 


By A Legol Ton meating of the freeholders and inhabentents of the ton 
of goeport Duly Quallified to vot Gospored y* Apirel y* 18 1758 
M' Willam Sandresson modrater 
M' Henry Shapley ton Clark 
M' Henry Shapley ) 
M' Gizremy Lord >• Selact mean 
M' John vairel ) 
M' Gibbens mace Constabel 

M' John Crosbe ..j. 

Mr o 11-1 tiamff men 

' Samuell vairel ^ ^ 

M' Charles Rindel r^^^^^^ t fi«u 

M' Charles MUler <^"«" °* ^^ 

W DaineU Randei ^^^ ^^ ^^ 

M' John vairel 

A generell free vote paist amongest the inhabents of gosport for y* Reir** 

m' John Tuck sallery to be paid in weanter fish Each man one Qaantel 


By A Legol Town meating of the freeholders and inhabentents of the 

ton of gosport Duly Quallified To vot gosport march y* 24 1757— 

Willam Sandresson modrater 

Henry Shapley ton Clark 

M' Patter obe Constabel 

W Henry Cartter S' ^ 

M' Richard Talphy > Selact men 

M' Charls miller y 

IkP Dainel Randei ) ^^ 

tiae man 


M' Beingeman Damrell 
S^Jotm^'^^} Pollers of fish 

M' John varel wood Sealer 

this is a Leagel vot by the ton mating that if any presson or pressons 
shall Leave their Cowks [cows] out after the fivftenth day of may and 
they do any Dameg they shall be taken up and the oner of the kow shall 
pay teen shillings old tener to the kow Constabel and one half he shall 
have and the thother shall give to the pour of the place 

M' Dainel Randei kow Constabel 

A generell free vote paist amongests the inhabents of gosport fer y* 
Reiv^m' John Tuck sallery to pay^in weanter fish Each man one Quin" 


By A Legol Town Meating of the freeholders and Inhabetents of the 

ton of Gosport Duly Quallified to Vot gosport march y* 26 day 1759 — 

Cap* Henry Cartter modrater 

Cap* Henry Cartter ^ 

M' Richard Talphy > select men 

M' Charls miller ) 

M'ElisheHom K-^,. „ ^,„ 
-^r 1 u r tioini? men 

M' gorg wolpahy j ® 

234 Town Becards of Ghspori^ IT. H. [July 

M' Dainel RandeU ) 
Sealer of wood J 

By A Legol Vot at the ton meatmg that Cap* Heniy Cartter and m' 
Richard Talphy are to oner hoal the CoimBtabeis for die money that ii 
behind hand [for the] minstires saillary 

By A Leagol Vot that Cap* Henry Cartter and m' Charls miller air to 
peittishon to the gennerl Cort of portshsmith to try to get the Coontraj 
[County ?] taxtiys of the ton of gosport — — ♦ 

Henry Shapley ton dark 

A genrel free vote paist amongest the inhabits of gosport for the leiir' 
m' John tuck sailery to be paid in weanter fish E^aish man one Qua" 


By A Legol Ton meatin^ of The freeholders and inhabenttents of the 
Ton of gosport Duly Quaked to Vot march y* 18 1760 

Willam Sandresson morderrater} — 

John Crosbe Counstabel| — 

Henry Cartter \ 

Samuell muchmore > secelt mean — 

John Vairel ) 

Dainel Randel ) ^^. 

Willam Holbrook \ ^^^ "'^ " 

Chairls miller ) ^ n « /• u 

Dainel Randel ] ^"«" <>* ^ 

John Vairel I scalier of wood 

Henry Shapley Ton Clark 


July 15«> 1844 Gosport Isle of Shoals 
J E Smith Came to this island for the plusure of improving his health — 
boarded at Mr Lemuel Caswell and found in him a gentleman who Sptred 
no pains to make the visits of his boarders agreeable in every respect 

July 1844 Gosport Isle of Shoals 
John Sole came to this place for the purpose of fishing but being a msn 

of bad habits was Carried to Portsmouth and from thence to Newburyport 


James D. Ryan At Gosport Aug 4 1847 [7%t« line is written in 


By A Legol Ton meating of the freeholders and inhabenttens of the ton 
of gosport Duly Quallified to Vot March y« 16 1761 
Abraham Croker mordarter — 
Henry Shapley Ton Clark | 
Richard Talphy ^ 

D[eacon] wUlam muchmore >• selectman 
Josepth muchmore ) 

John Vairel j Counstabe \ 
Dainel Ranaell ) ..j. ) 

John Randel } hiding men { 

* Meaning probably to recover for the benefit of the town its ihare of the conntj tax, 
since most or the expenditures of the coanty seemed of little profit to the Iowa far 
away on an iilandt 

1913] Toum Records of GoapoHt If. H. 235 

Dainel RandeU ) ^y^^ ^j ^^ 

D wilJam mucnmore j 

TT? • 1 ^^ A 1 \ wood soalers 
Daniel Randel J 

A genrel free vot paist amongest the inhabents of gosport for the Reiv' 
m' John Tuck sairley to be paid in weanter mar^ fish Eaish man one Qaental 


Gosport July y* 18 1763 — Then their was ameaten Called to Cus* ton 
offorsurs for this year — \on the margin] by M' Henry Cartter Justes Peacs 
M' richard Talphy Justes peacs 

WUlam Sandresson modraterj 

Henry Shapley Ton Clark | 

John Vairel CounstabeH 

m' Henry Carter a Ekj*^ 1 1 

m' Richard Talphy Eq' > Selectmen > / 

m'^ Joseph muchmore } ) 

m' willam Holbrook ) x'j» ) 

m' John Crosbe J ^^ . J 

m' John Vairell \ sealer of wood \ 

m' D*^ willam muchmore ) r« n r is u ) 

m' willam Holbrook } C°"°" °* ^^ \ 

This was agread that That Reiv^ m' John Tucke salraey to be paid in 
winter marchenble fish Each man one Quentel for the year insuing 

Gosport May the third 1838 [^Thu entry is written in pencil.] 
W°» Caswell Bom 1812 June the 20 


By a leageall town Meeting of the freeholds and in inhabents of the town 
of Gosport Duleay Qu»ffifyed to Voot March 11*^ 1762 
Abrham Crocket Moderater 
hanray Shapley town Clark | By Voot 
John Varrallj Counstable By Voot 
hanray Carter 1 

Richard Talpey > Seiloct Meen 
Joseph Muchemore } 
John Crosbay ) .., ^r 
WUliam holbrulk } ^'^^^ ^"^ 
Abrham Crocket ) ^^ g^^ 

Daniel Randal 

William Muchemore r ^n, , tax. 

Danial Randal ^ <'*"»^«" «* ^^ 

A Jenarel free vote Paist amongst the inhabents of gosport for the Revn^ 
m' John Tucke Salraey to Be peaid in winter marchenble fish Each Man 
one Quantel for the year insuing. 


[The entries on this page seem to be a continuation of the records of the 
town-meeting of 1764 on p. 61 of the original records.] 

A Jenerel free Voot past amongst the mhabents that Eayery presson or 
pressons that have got a pue in the meating house shall pay three pounds 

• Hut U, chooie. 

S86 Tmtm lUcords of OospaH^ JST.H. [Jnlj 

ould tener to the Counstabel to keep the meatiiig houB in refMur ioit the 

year ingaiiig 

A Jenard free Yoot past amoongst the inhabents tiiat Enefy hSl of the 

fear when m' Ron' Jolm Tack has his wood to Carray hom Enary men 
who] will not Com that is abel to Com shall pay forty ahilliiigs onld tena 
A Jenarel free Yoot past amongst the inhabents the m' Sandreasonf 
salarly for histing the flig twenty pounds onld Tener for the year insoing 


By a leageall Town meating of the freeholders and inhabents of the towa 
of gosport Duleay Quallified to Yoot - March y* IS 1764 
M' Willam Sandres8on| modrator^ 
M' Henry Shapleyf ton Clark 
M' Willam Holbrook| Counstabel 
M' Henry Carter Eq' ) 
W Richard Talphy £q' >- seeloct men 
M' Josepth muchmore ) 

S^^rffiel} Tiding men 

A Jenarel free Yoot Past amongst the inhabents of ffosport for the Ratf 
m' John Tuck salary to be paid in winter marchenUe Cod fish Each men 
one Quentel for the year insuing to be paid the Laist of Jun. 

A Jenarel free Yoot past amongst the inhabents to Cus tow men to go to 
the Ruy'^^ m' John Tuck to seae wether he was willing to tak one Quentel 
of fish Each men or to take the price of Quentel in ould tenr wMch he 
answered this that he thought it was Easer to pay the fish than the monej 
which he consented to taik the fish for the year inyging 


[At the top of this page are the last nineteen words of the record of the 
meeting of 1766, which are printed in the first foot-note on p. 237. j 

By A leagell Town meating of the freeholders and Inhabents of town of 
gosport Duly Qualfied to Yoot to Cus town offorsers for this year March 
y« 9 1767 

Dieken willam muchmore} modrater} 

Henry Shapley( Town Clark | 

Cap^ JosepUi muchmore I Counstabel { 

M' Henry Carter Eq' K.,_j,. 

M' Richar Talphy Eq' P^^^ 

M' James Hicky ) 

M' John wolphy ) Tiding 

M** Dainel Randel j men 

M' John Yairel sealer of wood 

Diekn willam muchmore ) r^ ^^ tux. 
W wUIam Holbrook \ ^^^^" ^^ ^^ 

A Jeneral free Yoot past amoungst the inhabents of gosport for Renent 
m' John Tuck sailery to be paid in winter marcfaenbel fish Each man one 
Quentel for this year insuing 

>■ tiding men 

1913] Tovm Records of Gosport, IT. H. 237 


By A leagell Town meating of the freeholders and inhahents of the 
town of gosport dnleay Qualified to Voot march 13^ 1766 

M' Willam Sandresson modrater 

Henry Shapley Town} Clark — 

IkT John Vairel \ Counstabel 

M' Henry Carter Eq' 1 

M' Richard Talphy Eq' > Seceloct mean 

M^ James Hickey ) 

M^ Dainel Randel 

M' Jeremy Lord 

"MJ John Vairel \ Sealer of wood 

Dicken willam muchmore ) i-, n x n x. 

willam Hoolbrok } C«"°" '^ ^ 

A Jenarel free vote Past amongst the inhabents of gosport for the Rnn* 
m' John Tucke salraey to be paid in winter marchenble fish Each man 
one Quentel for the year insning 

A Jenarel free Vot of the freeholders and inhabents of the town d 
gosport that M' Henry Carter Eq' M' Richard Talphy Eq' M' James 
Hickey was chossen to get a.pettihson Drawn to put into the Cort in order 
to have a Lotery to bill a pear in the town of gosport* 


At a legell Town meating of the freeholders and Inhabents of the town 
of gosport duly Qualfied to Vot to Cus town offorcers for this year march 
y« 22 1769t 

jyf James Hickey \ modraiter 

M' Henry Shapley} Towfn] Clark 

M' Josepth muchmore f 

M' Richard Talphy jun^ > Seceleck men 

M' Geffrey muchmore ) 

M' Samuell Vairell ) ..j. 

-kMT i. • 1 1 • r tiding men 

M' patnck kinney ) ° 

If Dieken muchmore ) r» n £ n x. 
'-kMT u ou 1 r Collers of fish 

M^ Henry Shapley j 

M' John Vau-ell 

M' John Crosbey 

A Jenerel free Voot paist amoongest the inhabents of gosport for tho 
Reuent m*" John Tuck sailary to be paid in winter marchantabel fish Each 
man one Quentel for this year insuing. 

* The words, ** In order to get a lottre granted them for to have a pear belt [i. e*. 
pier built] in the town of ffosport," which are found at the top of p. ^ of the orifinal 
records, seem to be a continuation of this record, bein^ a restatement of a part of the 
last sentence. Such a petition to be allowed to establish a lottery for the purpose of 
building *' a pier or bason at Gosport '* was actually prepared. It was dated 2o June 
1766, and had 77 signatures, which are copied with a few errors by Jenness in his 
Histor^r of the Isles of Shoals. Of these names about 46 are those of Shoalers, the 
other si^aturcs being those of friends on shore, and among them are names of great 
weisht in the province. The petition was presented 1 July 1766; but not until Aus. 
176/ was permission given to bring in a bill, which was presently passed. In Ool. 
1768 the managers of the Shoals lottery, having sold few tickets, asked the Assembly 
for further directions. It was agreed that owing to the scaroitv of money there was 
no prospect of carrying out the project. £arly in 1770 Daniel Rogers and other 
managers of the lottery petitioned for an allowance for expenses and charges before 
such money as had come in should be returned to the buyers of tickets. 

t This seems the proper interpretation of the date, which is indistinct and at first 
glance looks much like 1767 ; but the date on p. 62 is very clearly 1767t and that on 
p. 65 is 1768. It was the custom to write first on the right-hand page. 

>• Wood Sealers 

238 Tovm Records of Ootportt 2f. H. [Jidj 


By A leagell Town meating of the freeholders and Inhabento of the 
Town of gosport duly Qoalfied to Vote to Cub town offocera fer thia yeir 
march y« 18 1768 

M' James Hickey| modraiter 

M' Henry Shapley 
M* Henry Shapley 

Town Clark 

M' Deecken wi" machmore ) 
M' John Vairel > Seoeleck men 

M' Jezerimey Lord ) 

tiden men 

M' John Crosbe > .. 
M' willam Holbrook f 

M' Deecken wi^ muchmore ) i^ n # ^ i. 
IP Henry Shapley } Collors of fish 

M* John Vairel ) _, , 

M- willam Holbrook \ ^^ *^®" 

A Jenerel free Voot past amoongest the inhabents of gosport for the 
Beuent m' John Tack sailary to be paid in wenter marchentabel fish Bach 
man one Quentel for this year insuing. 


A laegell Town Meating of the freeholedrs and Inhabents of the town 
of gosport doley Qoalfiead to Voot to Chose town offerecess for this yesr 
March 15«» 1770 

Deeken William Muchemore^ Moderator 

Hanary Shapley Sen' Town Clarke} 

MT John Varrial ) c i t 

Joseph Muchemore > jj^ 

Richard Talpey ) ^®^^ 

M' James hickeaj Cunstable 

Deeken William Muchemore ) Culers of 

William Holbruck j fish 

M' Danial Randal ) Whood 

M' John Varrell j Sealers 

A Jenral free Voot paist amoungest the inhabents of Grosport for the 
Reyent M' John Tucke Sailarey to Be payd in Winter Marchentble fiili 
Each man one Quantel for this year insuing 

Gosport march y^ 25 1771 

then their was a meating Calld and it was gumed until the 28 day d 

m' Deeken willam muchmore} modrater 

m' Henry Shapley Town Clark} 

Gosport Juley 31 [1771 ?] A leagell twon Meeting of the freeholeds and 
Inhabents of the twon of Gosport duley Qualfieead 
Deekn Muchemore} Moderator 
Joseph Muchemore twon Clarke 
Arter Randl Sen'l o i i 
Edward Vowdy f^'** 
george Bandl ) *'««' 

1913] Town Records of Oof^ort, N. H. 239 

J(^m Bragg I Cunstabale 

Noumb' 7 1771 William Rugs Cunstable in Stead of John Bragge 
Danal Randl ) m;^^„ mt^^^ 

Cone] as Desckeal* j 

^«^!° *^°f «'"«' I CuUers of fish 
Joseph Muchemore j 

John Varrel ) Whoo* 

Richard Talphy ) Sealers 


A Jenraiel free Toot past amungst the inhabants of Gosport for the 
Revn^ John Tucke Sailary to be Pay^ in Merchentble fish Each man one 
Qoantel for this insoing year Juley 31 1771 

Mr. Tucke died August 12, 1773, aged 72.t 

Gosport June 19^ 1843 Mr. George Lambert with a party of seven 
Came over to Hog Island for the purpose of establishing a fishing station 
for taking blue backs & Pohagen to make oil The party were Geo. Lam- 
bert, Charles Lambert, Silas Lunt, Edward Rogers, Nath^ A. R. Winder, 
Tho* Phillips, Alaan Dodge, W™ Plummer — AU of Newburyport 

Gosport June 20th 1843 

Jewett B. Eastman came to this Island for the purpose of improveing his 
health, from Epsom N. H. 


At A leagel Town Meeting of the freeholders and Inhabents of the town 
of Gosport duley Qualifiyed to Vote to Chuse town offercers for the in Suening 
year 1773 this Eaighteen day of March it is Voted that 

William Muchemore ) Modrator 

Joseph Muchemor j Town Clarke 

Edward Vowdey ) 

Greorge Randal > Seelekt Men 

Jeffrey Muchemore ) 

William Rugs^ Counstanble 

John Crosbey ) t.-^ tut 

x> • A* u r Tiden Meen 

Benjaman Muchemore ) 

William Muchemore 

Hanary Shapley 

* Presamably Cornelias Driscoll. 

t At first glance this seems to be a contemporaneons record of the death of Mr. 
Tacke. It does not, however, resemble the other records of the time in the character 
of the writing or in the ink used. It is not the writing of the younger Tucke, if the 
entry on p. 73 of the orginal records be in his hand. Nor is it like the writing of Kev. 
Jedidiah Morse on later pages. It does resemble the hand of Josiah Stevens, as it ap- 
pears on p. 99. It has been pointed out elsewhere (Reoistbb, vol. 66, y. 299) that on 
lb Aug. 1773 Mr. Tucke recorded the baptism of twins and that the notice of his death 
first appears in the issue of the New Hampshire Gtuette (Portsmouth) of 3 Sept. 1773. 
An entr^ in the records of the church at £p8om, N. H., in some measure confirms the 
conclusion reached regarding the time of the death of Mr. Tucke. Mr. J. M. Mosee 
of Bamstead, N. H., writes that it was the custom of the younger Tucke during his 
pastorate at Epsom (1761-1774) to administer the communion tour times a year, the 
first Sunday in September being one of those appointed times. In 1773 this service 
was held on 3 Oct. instead of 5 Sept., the regiilar time for it. The preparatory lecture 
was given on the preceding Friday b^ a neij^hboring minister ana a meeting of the 
church followed. A vote passed at this meeting is entered in the records in the hand- 
writing of the pastor, and he adds : " N. B. My father's death was the cause of our Sacr^ 
being delated from the I fi.e., first Sundavl of Sept. till now. Attest J. Tucke Pastor.*' 
Had the father died on 12 Aug., it woula probablv have been unnecessary to make 
tnch a postponement. The death of Mrs. Tacke» the mother, is noted in the Newt' 
Letter of 1() June 1773. 

> Culears of fish 

S40 TowH ReeonU of Ooipert, ir, H. [Ji^ 


John y arrel 

James Uicke j is Voted to Repear j* Meeten Hoom 
it is Voted that William Mochemore Hanary Carter Joaepk MveheMOrt 
is Chosen as a Conimtey to Talke with Bevrent Jc^ui T^i^ ConMniiig 


At* a General Meeting of the FrBeholders and other y* Inhahttauiti of 
Gosport dnelj Qaamf/d to Vote this Twentieth day of October 1773 le- 
car&ng to Notification by the Select Men of said Town 

Henery Carter Esq"^ being chosen Moderator 

It was then and there Unanimoosly Voted that Ci4[>* Joeeph M ncbam otei 
M' James Hickey, M' William Rw, M' Edward Vowdey, M' Jaffiwj 
Mnchamore, M' Richard Randall anolC George Randall be a Committee 
to Examine all the former lists which have be^ Committed to the several 
Constables since the Reverend M' John Tock^Deoeaa'd has been Qrdaiaed 
a Minister of the Gospell in Gosport aforesaid to Collect his Bates and to 
Settle with all said Constables and receive of them or the Persons in their 
said Lists all the Rates which remain unpaid also to Collect the Bates for 
the last year which remain unpaid and if these Collections from said Con- 
stables and other Persons shoad not be sufficient to satisfy the Debt wiaA 
is due to the Estate of said Tacke Deceased The afores^ Committee are 
hereby folly Anthoris'd and Impower'd to Collect from the Inhabitants of 
said Town what farther Sum may be necessary to dischaige said Debt with 
the Rev^ M' John Tacke Administrator to said Estate and make a final 
SetUement with him on the best Terms that s^ Committee and s^ Adminis- 
trator can agree upon and Pay said Debt and Obtain s^ Administrators 
Discharge for the Same. 

Attest Joseph Muchemore Town Clearke 


Grosport October 21 1773 Receved of Capt^ Joseph Muchemore James 
Hickey William Rugg Edward Vowdey Jaffrey Muchemore & Richard 
Randal their Two Neats of hand of this Date for Seventy Five Qtals of 
good Jmaco [i.e., Jamaica] fish each which togather with the Amount of 
the Last years Salary which I am to Receive of M' William Rugg and 
what has been already received of Sundry Owners by me and my Father 
John Tucke Deceased is in full of my said Fathers Salary from the Town 
of Gosport afore said 

Witness John Tucke Administrator 

Benj : Parker 


This is to Notifie the freeholders and other the inhabitants of Star Island 
alias Gosport duely Qualifyd to Vote that they meet togather at the meet- 
ing House on said Star Islund on Monday next the twentey fourth day of 
Jenvarey to gave M^ Shor [Shawf] a Call to Settel amng us in the works 
of the Minstrey 

* The markedly carefal form of this record suffgests that it wm piepttred ander tke 
snpenrision of the younger Tucke or of Mr. Parker, whom be may haTe brooghl 
over to aid iu settling the estate of his father. 

fMr. Jeremiah Shaw, who, as appears below, preached at Gk>tport intennitteatly fer 
nearly two years. According to Carter's Native Ministry of New Hainpabire he wM 
bom at Hampton in 1747. He was graduated at Hanrara in 1707. In 1779 be was or- 
dained pastor at Moaltonborongh and died in office there in 18S4. 

1913] Toum Records of Goaport, N. H. 241 

Dated at Star Island 

the 24^ Jenvarey 1774 

Joseph Muchemore Town Clarke 

At a general Meeting of the Freeholders and other the inhabitants of 
Star Island alies Gosport dnely Qualifyd to Vote this twentey first day of 
lebuarey 1774 According to Notification given under the hands of the Select 
Men febury the Eaighteen 1774 — 

M^ William Holbmck being Chosen Moderator the Question being askd 
at the said meeting by the moderator wether it wose their minds to make 
choice of M' Jeremiali Shaw to preach among us in Case he should accept 
And it pass^ in the affermatiye 

It was also Voted to gave M' Jeremiah Shaw Seven pounds lawfull 
money per month the fullTarme of Eaight month and two thirds of said 
money to be pay^ in six month from the date heof 


It was also Voted that M' John Varrell Joseph Muchemore William 
Holbrucke Edward Vowdey and Jeffrey Muchemore be a Committee to 
Settel with M' Jeremiah Shaw. 

William Holbrucke Moderator 
Joseph Muchemore Town Clarke 

Gosport February 21** 1774 Received of mess" John Varrell Joseph 
Muchemore William Holbroocke Edward Vowdey and Jaffry Muchemore 
of s** Gosport Fisheren there Not of Hand of this date for Fifty Six pound 
lawfull money wich when paid wDl be in full for my Salary for preaching 
at Said Gosport from the Twelfth Instant to the Twelfth day of October 

According to my Agrement this Day 

Benj^ Parker P Jeremiah Shaw 

Edward Varrell 


At a general Meeting of the Freeholders and other y^ Inhabitants of the 
Town of Gosport alias Stare Jsland duly Qualified to Vote This foure- 
theenth Day of March-1774 According to a Notification given Under 
the Select Mens hands. 

Mr. Th' Chappell being Chosen Moderator 

M' Jo» Varrel > g^j 

M' Joseph Muchemore > ^ 

W Benj Rendel ) ^^^ 

W Richard Rendall \ Constable 

M' Edwar Correar and ) Titheing 

M' Roborth Caswell J Men 

M' henery Shapley S' & ) CoUers of 

M" WUUam Holebrooke > fish 

M' Jo° Crosby and ) Sealers 

M' Sam* Weber j of wood 

William Rugg Town Clarke 

It is also Voted that Every man that Got a pew shall pay three Shillings 
md sixpence for y^ y' Insuing for histing y* flag {faded] Meeting House 

242 Town Records of Gotport^ N. H. [Jnty 


1775 March oth that M' Shaw did begin to prach foros at Gosport the 
Second time when he got Well of his Sickness 

May 17 M' Jerramiah Shaw and funalj moored from Us agua 

Septemb' j* 10th he Did ]«each j* third time 

September 5-1785 Thomas Shaw b^nn to Keep Sood ^ £2 : 8 par 
month and found Loging and board 

March 11 1775 

At a general meeting of the Freehonlders andother Hie Tnhahhitanti 
of the Town of Gasport Allias Stare Island Duly Qoallified to Vote this 
11 Day of March 1775 Acc'ding to the Notification Given Und' the 
Selectilens hands -|- to Chnse town (^feers 
M' Th' Chappie Moderator 
M' Joseph Machomore 
M' Jo» Varrel and M' Mari^ Walton 

Select Men Chosen 
M' George Rendle Chosen Constable 
M' Henerj Andros and ) Thithing Men 
M' Benjemen Mnchomore f Chosen 
William Rngg Chosen Town Gierke 
M' Ilenery Shaplj and M' W™ Mnchomore 

Chosen Co^lors of fish 
M' Edward Vondy and M* W- Wholebrook 

Chosen Seelers of Wood 
for histiDg the flag to Henery Andres 20/ 

It is al.>o agreed that Jeremiah Shaw should have Eighty foure pounds 
lawful] moDY 


[The first part of the page is much besmoked and hard to read. It 
seems to record the marriage of John Mutchimore* and Abigail. A verj 
dim 1690 (?) may indicate the year of her birth.] 

Thear Children Mary Mutchimore Bom [iUe^ihle] 1716 

John Mutchimore Bom 1717 
Sarah Mutchimore Bom May y« 22 [?] 1720 [?] 
Henery Mutchimore Bom Decem' y« [iOegiUe] 1722 [?] 
Abigail Mutchimore Bom Octob' y* 8*"* 1727 
Jacob Mutchimore Bom Decemb'' 18*** 1730 

The Children of Rich*** & Amee Mutchimore 
viz Nathan" Mutchimore Bom July 17**» 1718 
Elizabeth Mutchimore I>> February 2 1720 
Will"* Mutchimore Bom June v* 21* 1725 


Will"»* & Sarah Mutchimores Child" 

his birth January 27 1703 her Birth March — 1704 
DD [L e^ died?] May y« 9«» 1737t 

•John, Richard, and William were tons of John and Anne Machmore. John, Sr^ 
oisd In Peh. 1717/18. 
t The ^th of Sarah Machmore about three weeks after the birth of a son William. 
'*J?*5'7ter "•"*• ^®' baptism of this William see Rboistbk, vol. 66, p. 16S. Tlii 

^— ■ (Deacon Machmore), perhaps nine months later, married Joanna of 

% Mid teTen children of this second marriage appear in the chnrch reoord of 
(*^ pp. IM, 209, 211, 218, 214, 216, 217) . cnurai reoora oi 

1913] Town Records of Gosport, IT. H. 243 

bom viz 

Sarah Mutchimore Bom June 26^ 1726 
Richard Mutchimore D^ May the 2^ 1728 
Joseph Mutchimore D® Octob' y« 26*^ 1780 
Barnard Mutchimore T^ february 24^ 1788 
Rachell Mutchimore I^ March 16 1785 

Ambrose & Sarah* Downs 

her age bom at Gosport January 10^ 1710 

their Children bom Viz. 
Jacob Down Bom July y* 28<* 1729 

W". Down August y« 7* 1731 Deceased December 15*^ 1785 
Ambrose Down August y* 8^ 1788 Deceased December 22<^ 1785 
Sarah Down June ^ 8^ 1785 
Pricilla Down Jan : y« 18"» 1788 
Mary Down January y« 9"* 1740 
Ambrose Downf [illegible] 
William Down August y« 12«* 1744 


[A faded record of a Sanderson family, evidently the children of William 
and Mary Sanderson, according to the baptismal records of the Choroh of 


'illegible] Aug 8 1718 

'MaryPTb. July 28 17151 

[illegible] June y« 18 1717 

Elizabeth Sanderson Febraary y^ 17 1719 

John Sanderson January y^ 8 1721 

Peter Sanderson March y« 28 1728 

Sam" Sanderson April y« 18 1725 

Keziah [?] Sanderson July the 10^ 1727 

Sarah Sanderson June y*" 8"^ 1729 

Moses Sanderson May the 28*^ 1781 

Susanna Sanderson June y« %^ 1783 dd July -fll^ 1788 

Thomas Sanderson July the 31*^ 1734 died August y« 5^ 1786 

Thomas Sanderson Decem y* 2*^ 1786 

The Children of Jeffery & Marcy Currier 
John Currier Bom March y« 8** 1718 
Jeffery Currier Bom July y« 19**» 1719 
Sarah Currier Born Septem y« 10"» 1721 

The Children of Samuell & Sary Currier 
Samuell Currier Born March y« 29 1787S 

• From the proximitj of the records it seems probable that this is the Sarah Maeh* 
more who is noted in the will of John as the sister of the abore-mentioned John, 
Richard, and William. If this be true, she married later, 1704, OeoArey Carrier (Bio- 
I1TB«, Tol. 66, p. 146). 

f Presnmablj the Ambrose who was baptised 11 Apr. 1742. 

\ The Mary of this family was baptizea 4 Sept. 1716. As this baptism was at New 
Castle, or performed by a minister f^om there (Rboutbk, vol. 66, p. 900), the name 
wonld seem to fit this case. The birth of 1713 may be that of the Martha Sanderson 
who married John Clarv 4 Oct. 1731. Some of these children do not appear in the 
llita of baptisms, probably because of early death. 

4 The enurch book records the baptism, 17 Apr. I787i of " Samuel Son of Samuel 
Carrier 9t of Abigail his Wife." (BBOxtrsa, vol. 66, -p. 108.) Samuel Currier li^ed 
on Hog Island, so that unfavorable weather might have delayed the baptism. 


244 Tovm Becordt of Ghsport, If. H. [Jaty 


The Children of Robert and Mary Kerswell 

Sarah KersweU Bom July y« 29"» 1711 

Robert Kerswell D^ Novemb' 15*»» 1713 

Wm»" Kerswell D^ July 13"» 1716 

Tho* Kerswell I>> July 16«» 1719 * 

Rich'* Kerswell D^ Decern^ 28"> 1721 

Mary Kerswell D^ Novemb"^ 4^ 1724 
by her 2^ husband [i. e., Dennis Condry] 

Tymothy Condre Decern**' 25«^ 1731 

The Children of JSIathew & Sarah Vowdy 
Mary Vowdy bom March 8'*» 1730 
Elias Vowdy bom March 4"> 1731* 

An Account of the Bathes [Births] of their children and their Selfi 
Henry Shapley S' Born Feb' y« 5 : 1726 
Elesbeth Shapley S' Born Nov' f 27 : 1726 
Henry Carter Shapley Born Ap'* y« 19 : 1748 
Ruben Shapley Born Apirel y® 12 : 1750 
Elizebeth Shapley Bom October y« 19 : 1751 
Edword Shapley Bom Jun- y« 5 : 1753 
James Shapley Born Feb' y*' 19- 1755 
Sary Shapley Bom Feb' yM2 1757 
John Shapley Bom Feb^ y* 8 1759 
Mary Sandres Shapleyt born Apirel y* \iHe2iUi\ 
James Shapley Born March y* 29 1763 
Robard Shapley Born Jenevary y* 20 1765 


Gosport IMay y* 23^ 1707 then was bom Benjamin Carter Shapleyt 
Gospert febu'y y® 25 1769 then was born mary Sandres Shapleyt 


Joseph Muchemore and marey His wife mared Septm**' 7*^ 1756§ 
tlie Baths of Joseph Muchemore & Mary Muchemore Children 
Hanary Carter Muchemore Bom March y® 22 1764 
Debrah Muchemore Born May 30 1766 
Moley Muchemore Born May 30 1766 tha [they ?] Diead Juley Eaight 

Moley Muchemore Born October y® 2 1767 
Joseph Muchemore Born Augs' 17 1770 & Diead Septmb 7 1770 
Joseph Muchemore the Second Bom May 10^ 1772 

Aug^ 10^ 1800 

Thamas Mace|| was married to Hannah Rendall both of Grosport alias Stir 
Island, by Jed^ morse V.D.M. 

♦ 1731/2. lie was baptized 12 Apr. 1732 (Rroister, vol. 66, p. 308). Bsrlj in Ifir. 
1737/ 8 Vowdj married the widow Lydia Currier. The Church Recoros name •ight ehil* 
dren of this union. 

fThe Church Records give her baptism on 26 Apr. 1761. 

\ In the baptismal record these also are entered as children of Henry and ITHmliilt 

6 The Church Records (Register, vol. 66, p. 146) give the marriigt as 5 Sept. 17BB. 

IProbably the Thomas Mace who was baptised 22 Sept. 1765 (Raamaa, voLtfi 
p. Z26). 

1913] Town Records of Gosport, JT. H. 245 

Richard Bendell* was married to Nabby Robison, both of Gosport, by Jed'' 

Morge V.D.M. 

The two couple above mentioned had been published eight or ten years 
(but not married) & cohabited together since, & had each a number of 
children. Mr. Mace had been formerly married to another woman who 
had left him, & cohabited with her uncle, by whom she has a number of 
children. No regular Divorce had been obtained. Considering the peculiar 
deranged state of the people on these islands, & the ignorance of the parties, 
it was thought expedient, in order as far as possible to prevent future sin, 
to marry them 


[A mixed entry consisting in part of a record of a town-^neeting and in 
part of an account of the Rugg family, and some of this is scratched off. 
The two entries separated read as below.] 

At the Day of the Date hereof You Are to Notife the Inhabitans that 
may appear to Town Meeting on Munday Next to Chose town officers and 
Regulate town affairs and all other it is voted that Jo° Varrel and Jo^ 
Crosby to repaire the meeting house it is voted that thy shall have fifty 
pounds for Thy'r troble and found Every thing for them at the Cost Shall 
Be paid By W"' C^^gg ?] the Constable By ordere of the Select Men ; 
pay Michal Williams ord' fifty pound pay Jo° Sanders six pound being 
his bill, pay Unto Tho* Dilworth Twenty Nine pounds par Note Joyners 
bill thirty foure pounds Manlys bill Sixteen Shillings \No d4MUU apfpafnnL\ 

William Rugg and Mary his Wife Theire Childrens Ages 
1767 Octb' Betty And Ellmor Twin Dafthors to W" Rugg and 

Mary Ware Baptized @ Three Days oldf 
1769[?] Decemb' 7th[?] William Rugg J' W[as] Baptizd [at] Old York© 
1772 May 81.St Molly Rugg Was Baptizd Gosport— Daftor of William 

and Mary 
February 10. 1782 John Mace Rugg Was Bom 
July 7 1782 John Mace Rugg Baptized By the Reverend Samuel 

Huchens of Lee 
Novemb' 18. 1780 Robborth BraggI Was Bom 
July 7 1782 Baptiz'd By the Reverend Samuel Huchens of Lee 

William Rugg Clerk 


Gosport N H George Randall Departed this life July the 7 1855 Aged 
About 75 years-§ 


[An entry in the hand of the Rev. J. Morse.] 

1799 Sept The Reverend Jacob Emerson of Reading (Mass) visited 
iie Isles of Shoals, by desire & at the expence of '< The Society for propa- 
^ting the Gospel among the Indians & others in North America," estab- 
iihed at Boston, and spent three Months on the Isles, preached thirteen 
abbaths db taught a small school. 

• Probably the Richard Randal who was baptized 17 Mar. 1771 (Rboistib, toL M, 
^ 397). Nabby is the Abigail who was baptized 10 Aug. 1773. 

f In the Charch Records (Hboistbr, toI. 66, p. 295) the date of these baptisms is 1 
Cot** possibly a belated entry. 

\ jfrom the general carefulness of Ragg*s entries It seems that this child was a Bragg, 

I The entry on p. 446 differs somewhat Arom this. He was probably the fktber4a- 
aw of William Robinson (p. 164). 

246 Town Records of Chsport^ IT. H. [ Jidy 

The Society were induced to send Mr Emerson to theie Idandt by t 
letter communicated to them from Dudley A. Tyng Esq. of Newboryporti 
describing in a most affecting manner the destitute db wretched tituatiao 
of the inhabitants as to religious & moral instruction. 

1800 Aug 6^ The Bei^ Jedidiah Morse of Charlestown, new BostoB, 
arriyed at the Isles of Shoals. He was sent by the Sode^ for propi^ 
gating the Grospel to enquire into the state of the people of these idet as 
to the expediency of sending a IkGssionary or Schoolmaster to that plaee. 
He was furnished by the S^iety & other benevolent perscms with t& fol- 
lowing books to be distributed among the inhabitants yix. 

Furnished by the Society for propagating the Gospel 

6 Bibles, 12 Testaments, 24 Spelling books, 12 Primers, 12 lattle Tnith% 
8 Wall Catechisms, 

6 Doddridge*s Sermons to young people, 

4 ^' Rise and Progress. 

By Dudley A. Tyng Esq. 1 Psalm books. 

By J. Morse. 12 Deven's Sermons on y^ Witness of y* Sprit, 3 CnD- 
mins Sermons, 2 Friendly 'Visits in the house of mourning, 1 Morw'i 
Elements of Geog^ 8 Morse's Sermon on y* death of Mr. Bussel, 4 AddrsM 
of Convention 


Mr. Morse spent five days on the Islands, preached four times to the ■- 
habitants, catechised their children, db distributed the books committed to 
his care. He found on Smutty Nose Island three fftmili^^ yi^. ]£r. Samoel 
Haley S' & his two sons Sam^ Haley Jun' and John Haley. In these tkroo 

families were 20 souls. 

On Star Island alias Grosport he found 15 families containing in all 92 
souls, the most of them in a state of great poverty and wretchedness such 
as to force the tear of commiseration, & draw from the human heart efeiy 
effort to afford relief.* 

He baptized the following children, viz. ^— — 
Aug. 10, 1800 
Susannah, <& Harriet Caroline, children of John Haley & Mary hii 

Benjamin Pierce Son of Benj° Rendell &»Wife Polly 
Stephen, son of William Pierce & Elizabeth his Wife 

James ; Children of John Newton & Sarah his Wife 
Judah Mace,t daughter of James Shapley & Mercy his Wife 

Junes r ^^^®^ ^^ James Shapley & wife 
Betsey Daughter of W°» Rendell & Sally his Wife 

• Hog Island, now called Appledore, was entirely deserted at this Mm%. Earif is 
the ReTolationary War Massachusetts, to which Hog IsUnd belonffed« was aut H 
canse all the inhabitants of this island to remove to the main. New HamiMkirt «- 
deaTored to clear SUr Island in the same way, but withoat sacceaa. ^^ 

t A hint as tothe ages of these children may be foand in the U. S. OrmeU oftkiDm 
r^rtemouth), ao pec. 1800, where appears as a recent death at the Shoals " iQis'' " 

XU thisbe the child noted on p. 29, the name thoiild be Judith. 

Hannah ) 

)13] Town Becards of Oosportj If. H. 247 

Daniel \ 

Eliphalet ( Children of the above Wm. Rendell & Sally 

Richard j his Wife. 

Christopher Beverage / 



Edward) Children of Samuel Caswell & Betsey his Wife* 




P r Children of Thomas Mace A Hannah his Wife 

Sally Doane [DownH- for herself [Le., adult baptism] daughter of 

Edward Doane <& Hetty his Wifef 
Edward fer himself 

J6^^^ ] Cl^d"^ o^ Edw* Doane & Hetty his wife 

Henry ) 

WUliamt V ChHdren of Richard RandaU & Nabby his Wife 

Johnt ) 


^ate of New Hampshire- Rockingham ss- Isles of Shoals alias Gk>8port 
Sept 27 1837 

Mr William S. Randall was married to Mrs Catherine Caswell both 
of Gosport Star Island by Origen Smith§j Minister 
ngust 16^ 1838 Mr Job Randall was married to Miss Louiza Randall 
both of Gosport, by me according as the law directs 

Origen Smith \ Minister 
Birth of Children as follows 

Charles W. M. RandaU Dec 7^ 1839 

Jacob P. Randall -May 7"" 1841 


Novemb' 16 1786 I have Warted And bind ok [ ? or oks] | 

By Me as in Behalf of Runivedb W" Rugg Clarke 


Eabraim X Mathias 


* Apparently the children recorded on p. 31. If so, Micah should be Michmel, as also 

pears from the marriafe to Dorcas Green In 1816 (p- 31). Tammy was possibly alreadj 

ad or ashore. In 1826 a Tammy Caswell of Gosport married Robert Bobmson (of 

re?). If onr Tammy, she was 37 years old. 

^]^obably the Edward and Mehetabel Downe who were married 24 Deo. 1772 

;boi8Tbr, yol. 66, p. 148). 

t The William R. and John F. of other records. 

^Tbe Rey. Origen Smith was at Gosport until the latter part of the year 1842, when 

or health obliged him to withdraw. It is curious that this man and Reuben Smith, 

loee family was here for a time about 1735 but belonged in Hampton Falls (they alto 

ire not real Shoalers), are the only bearers of the name who appear in the records of 

e Shoals, as dwelling there, since the so-called discoyery of the islands by Capt. John 

difth in 1614. 

I This entry seems to refer to watering an ox and putting him in a stall or bin ; but 

lose ox, and why ? Ayers is otherwise unknown. Mathias is possibly the Abraham 

fttthews who was baptised 30 Dec. 1700. (Rboistbe, toI. 66, p. 217.) 

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The Will of William Hathorne the elder of the parish of Bray, oo. 
Berks, yeoman, 13 September 1620. My body to be buried in the churdi- 
yard of Bray near unto the place where my father was buried. I giTe 
unto Anne my wife for the term of her life, if she remain so long nnmar- 
ried, the use and occupation of my messuage and house with appartenmnoei 
where I now dwell and of all my other lands and tenements in Bray 
(except six acres of arrable land which I purchased of Robert Bishopp) and 
all the rents and profits thereof and firewood and timber for keeping the 
houses in reparation. To Nathaniell Hathorne my son lOs., to be pud in 
one year after my decease. To each of the five children of Joane Windi 
my daughter, that is Richard, Joane, John, George, and Judeth Winchy 
5s. To Elizabeth Dellar my daughter £10, a cow, and two ewes and 
lambs, and to every one of her six children, namely Anne, Richaid, 
Margaret, Elizabeth, Joane, and Jane Dellar, 5s. each. To my dangfater 
Mary Bishopp 10s., and to her sons Robert and George Bishopp 5s. eacL 
To my daughter Anne Winch 10s. To William Hathorne my son lOs., 
and to every one of his five children, William, Anne, Joane, Elizabeth, 
and Robert Hathorne, 5s. each. I will that there be left as standards in 
this house wherein I now dwell the glass upon all the windows, one cop- 
board, one table, one little form, one settle, and all the benches, painted 
clothes, and backs of wainscott in the parlor, all the benches and shelvet 
in the little buttery, all the benches, the back of wainscott, and the littk 
settle by the chimney in the hall, one '^ firre " chest bound with iron and 
one latten basin in the loft over the hall, one powdering trough with two 
bands of iron and one chopping block in the milkhouse, all the scaffold is 
the applehouse, one moulding board, one bin to put meal in in the bake- 
house, the mill and all things thereto belonging in the millhouse, all tlie 
racks, mangers, planks, '^ plaunces," and chaff pen in the stable, all the planks 
in the wheat barn, one joined bedstead which standeth in the loft over the 
parlor, and one settle of wainscott, one table with tressles, one form with 
the benchs, and back of wainscott in the hall at my house in Binfeyld. To 
every of my godchildren 1 2d. each. All the residue of my goods and 
chattels unbequeathed, debts, legacies, and funeral expences discharged, 
I give to Anue my wife, and make her sole executrix. Overseers : Wil- 
liam Mountague of Boveney and George Byshopp my son-in-law, and to 
each 10s. [No witnesses.] By me [Signed] Williame Hathorne the 
elder. Sealed with a ring engraved H. W. [sic\ Proved 1 July 1 626. 

A commission was issued 26 June 1G26 to Edward Boughen, vicar of 
Bray, to administer the oath to Anne Hawthorne the executrix. Tbb 
commission was endorsed 28 June 1626 to the effect that Anne Hawthorne, 
the relict, widow, and executrix of William Hawthorne y* elder of Bray, 
yeoman, had taken the oath. Inventory taken 22 June 1626 by Greorge 
Byshopp, John Lawrence, and William Powney of Bray, yeomen, shows 
goods amounting to £194. Os. lOd., among other things enumerated being 
** a Bible with other Books," a carpet, painted clothes [to hang on the wall 
like tapi^stry], a halbert, a sword, a musket with furniture, one and a half 
dozen silvc^r spoons, and £30 in money. Goods are enumerated in the 
bakehouse, washhouse, milkhouse, appfehouse, millhouse, workhouse, and 
carthouse. The bees, poultry, cows, sheep, pigs, and horses were valued 
at £54. lis. Id. (Archdeaconry of Berks, original will, 1626.) 

The Will of Anne IIathornk of Bray, co. Berks, widow, 25 July 
1626. To be buried near the place where my late husband was buried. 
To the poor of Bray three score dozen of bread, to be distribated at mj 

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burial. To my eldest son William Hathome the court cupboard standing 
in my parlor with two cupboard cloths, a long cart, two dung carts, and 
two pair of wheels. To my daughter ElizabeQi Dellar my best gown and 
kerchiefs. To my daughter Mary Bishopp my best saddle cloth. To my 
granddaughter Ann Hathome my longest tablecloth, one dozen napkins, 
and three pair of sheets. To every one of my children's children, namely, 
my grandchildren that shall be living at my death, a silver spoon of near 
10s. in value, except my godchildren which hath had spoon of me all- 
ready. To every other of my godchildren 12d. each. To my two servants 
58. each. All the residue of my goods and chattels unbequeathed, my 
debts paid, funeral expenses discharged, and this my will performed, to 
my son Nathaniel Hathome and my sons-in-law George Bishopp, Richard 
Winche, and Richard Dellar, whom I make my executors. [Signed] Anne 
hathome. [Sealed with the ring with which her husband sealed his will.] 
Witnesses: Henry Powney, Robert bishopp, and [the mark of] Nicholas 
Pilcher. Proved 14 March 1626/7 by the executors. 

A commission was bsued 21 February 1626/7 to Edward Boughen, 
▼icar of Bray, to swear the executors, which was endorsed 12 March 
1626/7 to the effect that they had taken the oath. Inventory taken 12 
February 1626/7 by William Powney and Richard Martyne of Bray, yeo- 
men. (Archdeaconry of Berks, original will, 1626.) 

[Abstracts of the five following wills have been printed previously, but to 
miJiLe the pedigree clear brief abstracts of them are given here.] 

The Will of William Hathorne of Binfield, co. Berks, yeoman, 18 
May 1650. Son Robert Brother-in-law John Lawrence. Eldest son 
William Hathome. Son John Hathome (if he be living), his wife, and 
children. Son Nathaniel Hathome. Youngest son Edmond Hathome. 
Daughter Elizabeth, wife of M' Richard Davenporte. Daughter Anne, 
wife of Hugh Smith, and her daughter Elizabeth. Robert, Sara, Anne, 
and Katherine, children of son-in-law Philip Lee. Lands at Oakely 
Green, Bray. Executrix: wife Sara Hathome. Witnesses: John Sow- 
they als Hayle, Thomas Dyer, and Robert Southey als Hayle. Proved 2 
May 1651 by the executrix. (P. C. C, Grey, 87.) [For longer abstract 
see Register, vol. 38, p. 201.] 

The WUl of Edmund Hathorne of London, yeoman, 15 June 1652. 
Mother Sara Hathom. Sister Anne, wife of Hugh Smith. Brothers 
Robert and Nathaniel Hathom. Lands and a house at Oakley Green, 
parish of Bray. John Hanscombe, a servant belonging to Gresham Col- 
lege, London. Ann Hawkins, my master's servant. Witnesses: Ann 
Webster [mark], John Warner, scr., clerk of the parish of St. Helens 
within Bishopsgate, London. Proved 26 June 1652. (P. C. C, Bowyer, 
134.) [Much briefer abstract in Essex hut. Hist, Coll., vol. 17, p. 54.] 

The Will of Nathaniel Hathorne of Cookham, co. Berks, gentleman, 
27 September 1652. Lands in Somerset, Devon, and Berks. My four 
brothers-in*law, Thomas Loggins, John Whistler, Ralphe Whistler, and 
Thomas Whistler, gentlemen. My three own sisters, Elizabeth, Mary, 
and Anne, and John Laurence, the husband of Anne. Son-in-law William 
Mattingly and Jone his wife. Kinsman William Eldridge and Judith his 
wife. Anne Winche, wife of nephew John Winch. Nephew William 
Winche. Mentions a deed making provision for the education and main- 
tenance of all my children. Kinsmen Dr. Daniel Whistler of Gresham 

252 Ghnealogieal Research in England [J^ 

College and John 'Winche of London, haberdasher, oyerseers. YHSib 
Martha, execntrix. Witnesses: John Hathome and Margaret Loodma. 
Proved 29 July 1654 by the executrix. (P. C. C^ Alchin, 251.) [For 
longer abstract see Register, vol. 88, p. 203, and <^ ti&., vol. 56, p. 204.] 

The Will of Sara Hathorne of Binfield, co. Berks, widow, 5 Septoit- 
ber 1 655. Son Robert Hathome. Daughter Anne, wife of Hugh Smitlu 
Grandchildren Anne Lee and Katherine Lee, ^ and to all the residue q{ 
my grandchildren that is to say," Sara Hathome, Elizabeth Hathome and 
Elizabeth Hathome, Susanna Hathome, Nathaniel Hathome, William 
Smith and Elizabeth Smith.* Anne Middleton, my late servant. Exe^- 
utor: son Nathaniel Hathome. Witnesses: John Yonges and Heniie 
Otwaie. Proved 14 March 1655/6 by the executor. (P. C. C, Berkleji 
34.) [For longer abstract see Register, vol. 38, p. 202.] 

The Will of Robert Hathorne the elder of Bray, co. Berks, yeoman, 
15 February 1689/90. Son Robert Hathome the younger, yeoman, of 
Bray. Witnesses : John Harwood, Thomas Harwood, and Adlard Welbye. 
Proved 16 February 1691/2. (P. C. C, Fane, 49.) [Ct Reoistxb, 
Tol. 38, p. 68.] 

Hathorne Entries in the Parish Registers of Binfield, 

CO. Berks 

Baptisms, 1561-1690 f 

1552 Richard Hothome 17 August. 

1554 John Horthome 23 June. 

15561 Hugge Horthome 15 March. 

1566 Catherine Hothome 25 April. 

1568 Margaret Hothome 11 October. 

1571 Joanne Haughtbome 5 January [1571/2]. 

1585 Andrie [«tc] Hothome 23 May. 

1587 Emaniiell Hothome 8 October. 

1589 Margaret Hothome 9 November. 

1591 Breget Hothome 24 Febmarv [1591/21 

1592 William Hothara 24 February [1592/3]. 
1601 Ursulev daughter of John Hothome 29 March. 

1603 John and Ann children of Hugh Hothome 11 October. 
1605 Erne daughter of Hugh Hothome 2 June. 
1608 An daughter of William Hothome 25 September. 
1611 Johan daughter of William Hothome 21 July. 

1613 Elizabeth daughter of John Hothome the vounsrer 1 January 

[1613/14]. ^ 

1614 Elizabeth daughter of William Hothome 6 May. 

1615 Daniell son of John Hothome 17 December. 
1618 Robert son of William Hothorne 12 April. 
1621 John son of William Hothorne 20 April. 

1623 Nathaniell son of William Hothome 14 September. 
1626 GillHjrt son of William Hothome 9 August 
1628 Edmund son of William Hathorne 1 March [1628/9]. 
1651 Elizabeth daughter of Nathaniell Hathome 31 March. 

•Evidently the testatrix did not include her grandchildren in New EnirUnd. 

fThe records for the years 1617-1622 are badly decayed. 

J Up to 1560 the Binfield registers begin the year with Janaarj. 

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1652 Susanna daughter of Nathaniel! Hathome 15 August 

1653 Nathaniel son of Nathaniell Hathome bom 5 September. 
1655 Anne daughter of Nathaniell Hathome bom 10 Noyember. 
1657 Mary daughter of Nathaniell Hathome bom 9 January [1657/8]. 
1662 Sarah daughter of Nathaniell and Elizabeth Hathome 17 April. 
1666 William son of Steven and Mary Hatthom 25 March. 

1668 Elizabeth daughter of Margret Hathom 23 August. 
1668 Mary daughter of Steven Hathom 9 November. 
1670 Steven son of Steven Hathom 3 November. 

1673 Thomas son of Steven Hathom 10 November. 

1686 Susana daughter of Nathaniel Hathome 17 July. 

1687 Richard son of Nathaniel Hathome 5 January [1687/8]. 

Marriagesy 1538-1690 

1564 Hughe Taylor and Elizabeth Hothome 19 November. 
1570 William Hothome and A^es Perkins 25 June. 
1581 William Bale and Annys Hothome 2 December. 
1583 Hu Hothome and Mare Bennet 22 Febraary [1583/4]. 
1599 John Hothorne and Ursuley Marten 23 July. 
1599 John Holton and Johan Hothome 25 October. 
1602 Hugh Hothome and Christian Hillier 24 June. 

1602 Edward Stavelin and Eatheren Hothom 28 November. 
1611 John Hothome and Margret Tayler 20 September. 

1625 Richard Dowle and Adrmn Hothome [no day and month, probably 
16 May]. 
• 1632 William Monke and Amy Hawthome 2 April. 
1665 Steven Hathom and Mary Lightfoot 27 April. 
1678 Lazarous Page and Elizabeth Hathom 5 August. 

BuriaU, 1638-1690 

1543* Jelian Hothome 3 February. 
1559* John Hothorne 10 February. 
1580 Richard Hothome 3 April. 
1592 Mare Hothome 12 September. 

1596 Roburd Hothome 29 January [1596/7]. 

1597 Wedu [widow?] Hothornne 28 March. 

1598 Margery wife of John Hothome 5 November. 

1603 John and Ann children of Hugh Hothom's 16 October. 

1613 Margrett Hothome wife of John Hothome the younger did drown 

herself 20 January [1613/141 
1616 John Hothom the younger 28 September. 
1634 Christian wife of Hugh Hathom 19 February [1634/5]. 
1685 John Hathom 17 February [1635/6]. 
1638 Hugh Hathome [day missing] November. 
1640 Gilbert Hathom a youth 19 August. 
1650 William Hathome 16 October. 
1655 Widow Hathome 8 September. 

1662 Elizabeth wife of Nathanel Hathom 28 January [1662/3]. 
1672 Nathanel Hathom 7 July. 

1674 An Hathom 2 December. 

• Up to 1060 the Binfield regitten begin the year with JMiiiary. 


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From Lat Scbsidibs* for Brat, oo. Berks 

15 Henry VIII [1523-4] 

Robert Horthom for his goods 

Thomas Horthom for his goods 

(Lay Subsidies, 73/135.) 
Henry VIII [undated, but probably about 1530] 

Thomas Horthome for his goods 




37 Henry VIII [1545-6] 

Thomas Hathome for his goods 

2-3 Edward VI [1548-50] 

Thomas Hothome Sen. £18 

Thomas Hothome Jun. £16 

3-4 Edward VI [1549-51] 

Thomas Hothome Sen. 
Thomas Hothome Jun. 

3 Edward VI [1549-50] 

Thomas Hothome Sen. 
Thomas Hothome Jun. 

28 Elizabeth [1585-6] 

William Hawthorne in lands £3 

Thomas Hawthorne in goods £3 

35 Elizabeth [1592-3] 

William Hawthorne in lands £3 

John Hawthorne in lands 208. 

Thomas Hawthorne in lands 208. 

89 Elizabeth [1596-7] 

William Hawthorne in lands £3 

Thomas Hawthorne Jun. in lands 20s. 

Thomas Hawthorne Sen. 20s. 

[Undatod, probably about 39 Elizabeth, 1596-7] 
Thomas Hathome Jun. in lands 20s. 
Thomas Hathome Sen. in lands 20s. 
William Hathome in lands £3 

William Hathome one of the assessors. 

43 Elizal>oth [1600-1] 

Thomas Hawthorne Jun. in lands 20s. 
Tbomiw Hawthorne Sen. in lands 208. 
William Hathome in lands £3 

William Hathome one of the assessors. 

H Jam«>i« 1 inno-11] 

ThDintiM HH\\thomo Jun. in lands 308. 
W i 1 1 in m Ha w t homo in lands £3 

>VllltAm Hawthorne one of the assessors. 

• I*iv«iiiviii1 III «h« 1^ll>llc lUcord OfBoe, London. 

(74., 74/193.) 

266. 8d. 
(/*., 74/206.) 

[Tax] 18k 
[Tax] 16i 
(Ih^ 74/206.) 

• (ift., 74/203.) 


(iS., 74/209.) 



[Tax] 12k 
[Taxi 4k 
[Tax] 4k 
{lb., 74/271.) 

[Tax] 12k 
[Tax] 4k 
[Tax] 4k 
{lb., 74/282.) 




{lb., 75/312.) 


{lb., 75/303.) 




[Tax] 20i 
[Tax] 3k 

{lb., 75/326.) 

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Pboh the Rbmtal Boll of the Manor of Brat,* co. Berks 

Lady Day [25 March] 1586 

Este Ocleye. Willm Hathome for Wises 48. Id. If. 

Water Ocleie. Willm Hawthorne for Chambers Ss. lOd. 

MichaehDas [29 September] 1586 

Easteocle. WiDim Hawthorne for Wises 6s. 4d. 

Thomas Hawthorne for gentles 4d. 

Water Ockley. Willm Hawthorne for bellows 6s. 5d. If. 

(Rentals and Surveys, Portfolio 5, No. 21.) 

[From the foregoing data and other records the following pedigree has 
been compiled : 

1. Thomas Hathorne of Bray, co. Berks, was bom probably about 
1490. The first mention found of him is in a subsidy or tax-list of 1528-4, 
when he paid 2s. on his goods at Bray. In 1533 he was appointed col- 
lector for the lands called Chaunters, held by John Bysshop at a yearly 
rental of 208. 9d. In 1535 John Bysshop held four closes at Crychefeld 
abutting on Crychefeld land and another field adjoining the land of Thomas 
Horthon. (History of the Hundred of Bray.) Crychefeld is in the ex- 
treme southern part of the parish of Bray, and adjoins the northern part 
of Warfield, at Hawthorn Hill, connected with which there is a legend 
about the finding of two pots of gold. In the above-mentioned subsidy for 
1523-4, besides Thomas Horthom Robert Horthom is mentioned, who may 
have been father or brother of Thomas. In this same subsidy there are 
mentioned eight Horthorns in Warfield, and abstracts have been made of 
many wills of the Warfield family. Thomas Hathome appears in subsidies 
for 1545-6, 1548-50, 1549-51 and 1549-50, and also in one without date, 
bat probably about 1530. No mention of Hathomes at Bray has been 
found earlier than 1520, when a John Horthom died, leaving a son and 
heir Henry, although many documents of an earlier date have been ex- 
amined and James Hothome, the testator of 1559 or 1560, states that his 
« auncetors " were buried at Bray. " Thomas Hawthorn my father-in-law " 
te mentioned in the will of Jone Hawthorne, widow of Thomas Hothome, 
Id 1575. The administration on the estate of a Thomas Hathom in 1557 
is indexed in the Act Book for the Archdeaconry of Berks, but like most 
of the other administrations of that period it is missing. It may refer to 
this man. 

Children : 

8. 1. Thomas, b. probably abt. 1520. 

ii. James, the testator of 1569 or 1560, d. 9.p. 

ill. Robert, the testator of 1561/2, d. i.p. betw. 24 Jan. 1561/2 and 22 

Mar. 1568/4 ; m. Euzabbth , who survived him and proved 

his will, 
iv. JoNB, m. FmcH, and had four daughters, Jane^ Jone^ Aliee^ 

and Christian^ all under eighteen in 1559. 
V. Alick, m. — — Vanor, and had three children, Joyee^ TTiofiuu, and 

Henry^ all under eighteen in 1559. 
vi. John, had sons 7Aoma<, b. before 1559, and WUliam^ b. betw. 1559 

and 1561/2. 
vii. William, living in 1561/2. 
viU. Hbnry, living in 1561/2. 
ix. Elizabeth, living in 1561/2, probably unm. 

•The Manor of Bray included Bast Ocklej or Oakley, Water Ockley, Bray town, 
Braywicke, Fifield, Ifaldenbead, Holyport, Touching or Tatohen, Allwood, and Strood. 

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2. Thomas Hathorne ( Thoma$) of East Ockley or Oakl^ in the pariah 
of Bray, on whose estate administration was granted 16 Jan. 1565/6, 
was bom probably about 1520. He is found in subsidies for 1548-50, 
1549-51, and 1549-50. He married Jone Powket, widow, the 
testator of 1575, who had by her iSrst husband a son, Richard Pow- 
ney. The parish registers of Bray do not now exist for an earlier 
date than 1652, and wills furnish the only information about this 

Children, mentioned in the wills of their uncle Robert and their 
mother : 

8. i. William, b. probably abt. 1545. 

11. Christopher, unm. in 1575. 

ill. Thomas, unm. hi 1575; probably the testator of 1616. 

iv. John, b. betw. 1549 and 1559; unm. in 1575. 

Y. Jane, m. before 1575 William Winch. 

S. William Hathorne {TJiomcu^ Thomat)^ yeoman, of Bray and Bin- 
field, the testator of 1620, was bom probably about 1545 and died 
not later than 22 June 1626. He married, probably at Binfield, 
25 June 1570, Agnes or Anne Perkins, and in this way he 
became connected with Binfield. Though there were Hathomes at 
Binfield earlier than this, no William appears there until this mar- 
riage is recorded', nor has any connection been established between 
the branch with which this pedigree is concerned and the eaiYj 
Hathomes of Binfield. Although the first child, Joane, was baptized^ 
and probably abo bom, in the mother's home, as was customaiy, 
the family does not seem to have lived at Binfield until the next 
generation. Anne Hathorne, wife of William, and the testatrix 
of 1626, survived her husband only a few months, dying not later 
than 12 Feb. 1626/7. William Hathorne is found in subsidies for 
1585-6, 1592-3, 1596-7, 1600-1, and 1610-11, as well as in an 
undated subsidy of the last decade of the reign of Elizabeth, being 
also one of the assessors of the three last-mentioned subsidies. In 
158G he held property called Wises at East Oakley in Bray and 
property called Chambers and Bellows at Water Oakley. This 
part of Bray is on the River Thames and b very beautiful. 
William Hathorne was a substantial citizen of the best class of the 
yeomanry. He was churchwarden in 1 600-2, a trustee of a church 
charity, and one of the lessees of Queens Lease in Bray, an estate 
of sixty-six acres. His children married into some of the best fam- 
ilies in the neighborhood, those of Winch, Bishop, Loggins, and 
Children : 

i. JoANE, bapt. at Binfield 5 Jan. 1571/2 ; m. Richard Winch, perhaps 
a first cousin, and had before 1620 Bichard^ Joane^ John^ George^ 
and Judith ; d. probably before 27 Sept. 1652, as her brother Nsr 
thaniel mentions In his will ^^ my three own sisters." 
4. ii. William, b. probably abt. 1676. 

ill. Nathaniel, the testator of 1652, probably m. (1) Anne Looginb, 
d. 8. p. before 1623, daughter of Silvester;* m. (2) Martha 
(Whistler) MATTiNaLT(?), daughter of John of New Windsor, 

*Not daughter of Gilbert, as the History of the Hundred of Bray and Bboutbr, toI. 
8S, p. 203, state. See Visitation of Berkshire, 1628 (Harleian Society's Pablicationa» 
Tol. 66, pp. 107-8), where she is said to have been married to a Hawthorne. In Na- 
thaniel Hmome's will, 1652, her brother Thomas is called brothc^in-law. 

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Esq.,* ftnd probably widow of a Mattingly, by whom she had a 

son William ; had children, names unknown, 
iv. Elizabeth, m. Richakd Dellar, and in 1620 had children Anne-t 

Bichard^ Margaret,, Elizabeth^ Joane^ and Jane ; mentioned in the 

will of her brother Nathaniel in 1652. 
y. Mart, m. Gborgb Bishopp of Bishopp's Farm (which had been in 

his family since 1288 and which still bears the name), £ast Oakley, 

Bray, d. 1649 ; mentioned in the will of her brother Nathaniel in 

1652. Children} Jiobert and George, both bom before 1620. 
vi. Anne, m. (1) Winch; m. (2; John Lawrence. She and her 

second hosband are mentioned in her brother Nathaniel's wUl in 


[. William Hathorne ( William, ThomaSy Thomas), yeoman, of Bray 
and Binfield, the teatator of 1650, was bom probably about 1576 
and was buried at Binfield 16 Oct. 1650. He married, probably 

about 1605, Sarah , the testator of 1655, whose maiden 

name has not been learned. She was buried at Binfield 8 Sept. 
1655. William Hathorne probably lived at Bray until about 1608, 
when he removed to Binfield, where his father had a house, of 
which he doubtless allowed his son the use. This house probably 
came in 1626 to William Hathorne as his father's eldest son and heir. 
Children, all except the eldest baptized at Binfield : 

5. 1. William, b. probably at Bray late in 1606 or early in 1607. 

11. Anne, bapt. 25 Sept. 1608 ; m. Hugh Sbuth, and had children Eliza- 
beth and William ; mentioned in her mother's will in 1655. 

ill. JOANB, bapt. 21 July 1611; bur. at Binfield 27 Oct. 1649; m. abt. 
1635 Philip LsEf of Binfield, sou of Robert and Joyce (Swewyn), 
bur. at Binfield 21 Aug. 1654. Children : 1. Joyce, b. 1636 ; d. 
1642. 2. Robert, b. 1638 ; d. 1655. 3. Sarah, b. 1640/1 ; d. before 
1655. 4. Anne, b. 1643; living 1655. 5. Katherine, b. 1644; living 

iv. Elizabeth, bapt. 6 May 1614 ; emigrated to New England, probably 
with her brother William ; d. 24 June 1678 ; m. Capt. Richard 
Davenport of Salem and later of Boston, b. abt. 1606. He was 
captain, deputy, and commander of the fort on Castle Island, 
Boston Harbor, where he was iLilled by lightning 15 July 1665. 
Children : % 1. Capt. Nathaniel, b. probably at Salem ; killed in 
King Philip's War, 19 Dec. 1675 ; m. Elizabeth Thachcr, dau. of 
Rev. Thomas, who sur\'ived him. 2. Truecross, b. probably at 
Salem, 1634 or 1635; d. 3 Aug. 1692; m. 10 Nov. 1654 Stephen 
Mhiot of Dorchester, d. 16 Feb. 1671/2(?); had issue. 3. A'xpe- 
rience, bapt. at Salem 27 Aug. 1637. 4. John, bapt. at Salem 19 
Sept. 1641 ; m. 1 Nov. 1667 Bridget Watkins;'had issue. 5. Capt. 
Eleazer,^ mariner, d. 8 Oct. 1678, while on a voyage ; m. abt. 1669 
Rebecca Addington, bapt 11 Mar. 1648/9, '' about 4 days old,** dau. 
of Isaac and Anne (Leverett), who survived him; had issue. 6. 
Samuel, bapt. in Boston 28 June 1646, '' being about 11 days old;" 
d. 6 Dec. 1678, while on the voyage on which his brother Eleaaer 
died. 7. Sarah, bapt. in Boston 30 Sept. 1649; d. probably at 
Dorchester 10 May 1679. 8. Elizabeth, bapt. 13 Sept. 1652; d. 10 
Mar. 1680/1 ; m. Asaph Eliot, b. 25 Oct. 1(;51, d. 3 Sept. 1685, son 
of Jacob and Margery ; had Issue. 9. William, b. 11 May 1656; 
d. 1690 or 1691 ; served In tlie expedition against Canada in 1690. 

y. Robert, the testator of 1689/90, bapt. 12 Apr. 1618; d. betw. 15 
Feb. 1689/90 and 16 Feb. 1691/2. He was of Bray, and it was his 

Of. RBOisna, vol. 66, p. 204. 

The j>cdigrec of the Lee family was entered at the Visitation of Berkshire in 

5-6 (Ilarleian Society's Publications, vol. 56, p. 240). Philip Lee*s nioce, Judith 

B, became Countess of Sterling. 

Cf. Savage, Gen. Diet., vol. 2, pp. 13-14; Rkoistbr, vol. 4, pp. Ill, 117, 362^354. 

Perhaps older than one or more of the children already mentioned. 

258 Oenealogical Research in England [c^uly 

letter, written to his brother, Maj. William, in 1658 and still pre- 
served,* which gave the first clue to the English home of the 
Hathome family. He had one son, RobtH^^ b. probably after 1656; 
and Sarah and Elizabeth^ who were mentioned in the will of their 
grandmother, Sara Hathome, in 1655, were probably hlB daughters. 
6. vi. John, bapt. 20 Apr. 1621. 

vii. Nathaniel, bapt. 14 Sept. 1628; bur. at Binfleld 7 Joly 1678; m. 
abt. 1650 SuzABBTH , bur. at Bhifleld 88 Jan. 1668/8. Chil- 
dren: 1. Elizabeth^ bapt. 81 Mar. 1651. 8. 8u9anna^ bapt. 15 
Aug. 1652. 8. Nathaniel, b. 5 Sept. 1658; m. abt. 1685; had 
Susanna, Richard, and perhaps other children. 4. Annt^^ b. 10 
Nov. 1655. 5. Mary, b. 9 Jan. 1657/8. 6. Sarah, bapt. 17 Apr. 

viil. Gilbert, bapt. 9 Aug. 1626 ; bur. at Binfleld 19 Aug. 1640. 

is. Edmund, the testator of 1652, bapt. 1 Mar. 1688/9 ; d. unm., probably 
in London, betw. 15 June and 26 June 1652. 

5. Maj. Williabi Hathornr {William^ William^ ThomoMj l%omai) 
of Binfleld, co. Berks, England, and of Salem, Mass., was borm 
probably at Bray, co. Berks, late in 1606 or early in 1607, for he 
deposed at Salem 2 Dec. 1658, aged about 51 years. He emigrated 
to New England, probably taking with him his sister Elizabeth and 
his brother John, appears at Dorchester as a proprietor in 1634, and 
was admitted a ^eeman on 14 May of that year. In 1636 he was 
at Salem, where he became prominent in public life-f He married 

Ann ,t who survived him. He died in 1681, his will, dated 

17 Feb. 1679/80, being proved 28 June 1681, the inventory of 
his estate having been taken 10 June 1681.§ 
Children : | 

1. Sarah, b. 11 Mar. 1684/5 ; admitted to the church at Salem in 1661; 
d. 8 Feb. 1687/8 ; m. (1) Edward Helwise, at one time '^ Sargesnt 
to a Foot Company in Ireland,'* from whom she obtained a dlToroe 
9 Sept. 1664, and assumed her maiden name; m. (2) 13 Apr. 1665 
Joseph Coker of Newbury.^ Child by first husband : 1. GtrtiUy 
mentioned in the will of his grandfather, Maj. William Elathonie, 
17 Feb. 1679/80, as in ** Urop " [i. e., Europe]. Children by second 
husband : ** 2. Sarah, b. 6 Jan. 1665/6 ; d. SO Nov. 1667. 8. Ji^tpk, 
b. 9 Apr. 1668. 4. Benjamin, b. 11 Mar. 1670/1. 5. Sara, b. 28 Not. 
1676. 6. Hathome, b. 26 Apr. 1679. 

ii. Eleazer, b. 1 Aug. 1637 ; freeman in 1665 ; d. before 17 Feb. 1679/80; 
m. 28 Aug. 1663 Abigail Curwen, dau. of Capt. Greorge of Salem, 
who survived him and m. (2) Hon. James Russell of Charlestown, 
Mass. ChUdren : ft 1. Abigail, b. 14 Nov. 1665 ; living 17 Feb. 

* Printed in Register, vol. 12, p. 295. 

tSce UROI8TBR, vol. 42, pp. 363--4, for a brief account of his career. 

IThe will of Richard Smith of St. Danstan*8 West, London, Cook, dated 13 Janoaiy 
1660/1 and proved 17 January 1661/2, mentions sister Ann Hawthorne, her sons John, 
Nathaniel, and William Hawthorne, and lands in Wokein^ham, co. BerlEs. See lonfer 
abstract in Rkoister, vol. 40, n. 45. It is possible that this Ann Hawthorne is ides- 
tical with the wife of Maj. William. It is also to be noted that Lvdia Bankes, daugh- 
ter of John of Maidstone, co. Kent, in two letters written in 164o calls B(aj. Hathorae 
** brother,** and in a letter of 18 Apr. 1648 refers to his wife as **mjr deare sister;** 
but these expressions may indicate merely brotherhood and sisterhood in the chn^ 
(t5.,vol. 29, p. 112). 

6 Abstract of this will in Essex Inst, Hist, Coll., vol. 3, pp. 66-7. 

I The births of all these children except Mary were entered by their father oa a 
blank leaf of n book printed in 1610. Cf. Essex Inst. Hist, Coll,, vol. 1, p. 3. 

S Cf. Reoister, vol. 56, p. 409; Newbury Vital Records. The name Genrice it eon- 
mon in the Woodford (co. Essex) and London branch of the Helwis fltmily. TheiV 
were marriages between members of this f&mijj <^nd members of the Liee Ikmily dT 
Binfleld, one member of which married Maj. William Hathome's sister Joane (wHs 
eupra, p. ^7). 

••Newburv Vital Records. 

ttCf. Essex Inst. Hist. Coll., vol. 2, pp. 151, 163. 

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1679/80. 8. Oearge^ b. 17 Apr. 1668; died samo month. 8. Eliz- 
abeth, b. SO Feb. 1669/70. 4. Williamy b. 9 May 1672; living 17 
Feb. 1679/80. 5. Samuel^ b. 23 Sept. 1674 ; living 17 Feb. 1679/80. 

111. Nathaxdel, b. 11 Aug. 1689 ; probably d. young. 

It. John, b. 4 Aug. 1641 ; bapt. at Salem 8 July 1644; d. 10 May 1717; 
m. 22 Mar. 1674/5 Ruth Gardner, dau. of Lieut. George. He 
was freeman in 1677, representative, assistant, magistrate, a judge 
in the Witchcraft cases, judge of the Superior Court, and colonel 
in the Indian war in 1696. Children :* 1 . John, b. 10 Jan. 1676/6. 
2. Nathaniel, b. 25 Nov. 1678. 8. Ebenexer, bapt. Mar. 1685. 4. 
Joseph, bapt. June 1691, ancestor of the novelist Nathaniel Haw- 
thome.f 6. Buth^ bapt. Sept. 1694. 6. Benjamin. 

V. Anna, b. 12 Dec. 1648 ; m. 27 Jan. 1664/5 Joseph Porter of Salem. 
Children : { 1. Joseph, b. 28 Oct. 1665 ; d. young. 2. Anna, b. 5 
Sept. 1667. 8. Samuel, b. 4 Aug. 1669. 4. Nathaniel, b. 8 Mar. 
1670/1. 5. Mary, b. 18 Dec. 1672. 6. William, b. 80 Aug. 1674. 
7. Eleazer (twin;, b. 28 May 1676. 8. Abigail (twin), b. 23 Bfay 
1676. 9. Hepzibdh, b. 11 Apr. 1678. 10. Joseph, b. Apr. 1681. 11. 
Buth, bapt. Sept. 1682. 12. Mehitable, bapt. Sept. 1682. 

vL William, b. 1 Apr. 1645 ; § bapt. at Salem 8 Apr. 1646 ; m. Sarah 

, living 17 Feb. 1679/80. He was a captain in King Philip'a 

War. Administration on his estate was granted 4 Feb. 1678/9 to 
his widow Sarah. |] 

vii. Euzabeth, b. 22 July 1649 ; m. 20 Nov. 1672 Israel Porter of Sa- 
lem. Children :f 1. Elizabeth, h, 2 Oct. 1673. 2. Sarah, b. 24 
Aug. 1675. 3. John, b. 24 Sept. 1677. 4. Oinger (dau.), b. 6 Oct. 
1679. 5. Mary, b. 22 Sept. 1681 ; d. young. 6. Israel, b. 4 Apr. 
1683. 7. Benjamin, b. 4 Sept. 1685; d. young. 8. Ann, b. 17 
June 1687. 9. WUliam^ b. 12 Feb. 1689/90. 10. Ber^min, b. 17 
May 1693. 
vili. Mary, bapt. at Salem 1 May 1653; not on Maj. William Hathoma'i 
own list of his children and not mentioned in his will. 

S. John Hathorne (William, William, Thomas, Thomas) of Binfield, 
CO. Berks, England, and of Salem, Maiden, and Lynn, Mass., was 
baptized at Bmfield 20 Apr. 1621, and probably accompanied his 
elder brother William to New England, where he was admitted to 
the church at Salem in 1637. About 1648 ho became a tavern- 
keeper at Maiden, whence he removed about 1650 to Lynn, where 

he died 12 Dec. 1676. He married Sarah — : , who survived 

him. His will, dated 19 Oct. 1676, was proved 27 June 1677, the 
inventory of his estate being taken 21 Feb.** 
Children : 

I. Sarah, bapt. at Salem 2 June 1644; d. abt. 22 Nov. 1676; m. at 

Lynn, 28 Dec. 1663, John Brbed of Lynn. Children: 1. John, 
b. 7 June 1664. 2. Sarah, b. 1667. 3. William, b. 18 May 1671. 
4. Ephraim, b. 16^Dec. 1672. 5. Ebenezer, b. 15 Apr. 1676. 

II. John, bapt. at Salem 18 Oct. 1646 ; probably d. young. 

ill. Priscilla« bapt. at Salem 22 July 1649 ; m. 15 Jan. 1668/9 Jonathan 
SuoRB of Lynn. Children: 1. Jonathan, b. 14 Dec. 1669. 2. 
Phebe, b. 20 Apr. 1674. 3. Priscilla. 4. Samuel, b. 1 Feb. 1683/4. 

iv. William, b. at Lynn Nov. 1651 ; d. 14 Sept. 1676. 

•Cf. Essex Inst. Hist. Coll., vol. 2, p. 163, and vol. 17. p. 63 (chart). 

t For the line of descent see Register, vol. 42, p. 364, and chart in Essex Inst. Hist, 

oil., ro\, 17, P. 63. 

tcr. Esiex Inst. Hist, Coll., toI. 3, p. 12; Porter Genealogy, 1878, pp. 231-2. 

I Savage fGen. Diet., vol. 2, p. 377) gives 1646. He deposed at Salem, 27 June 1678, 

red about 27 years {Essex Inst. Hist. Coll., vol. 2, p. 126). 

I Reoistbr, vol. 42, pp. 364-8; Esssx Inst. Hist. Coll., vol. 2, p. 280. 

% Cf. Porter Genealogy, 1878, pp. 234-5. 

•• Abstract of this will in Esssx Inst. Hist, Coll,, vol. 2, p. 273. See for this John 

Athome and his family ib., vol. 17i p* 63 (chart), and Lynn Vital Records. 

VOL. LXVIl. 17 

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V. Mart, b. at Lynn July 1658 ; d. 81 Dec. 1676. 

yi. Ebenbzbr, b. at Lynn Mar. 1656 ; m. 26 Dec. 1688 Esthxr Witt, 
dan. of Jonathan; freeman in 1691. Children: 1. Sarahs h.^ 
Oct. 1684. 2. Mary^ b. 4 Mar. 1686/7; bur. 5 Jane 1687. 8. JoAs, 
b. 1 May 1688. 4. Samuel, b. 17 Apr. 1691. 5. Jfary, b. 1 May 
1694. 6. Hepzabeth, b. 5 May 1697. 7. SbeneMer, b. 7 July 1705. 

Tii. Nathaniel, called youngest son in his father's will, b. probably 
abt. 1660; m. Mart Gott. Children: 1. ElUabelh, b. 1 Oct 
1691. 2. Mary, b. 5 Nov. 1693; d. 80 Jan. 1693/4. 8. NathatM, 
b. Dec. 1698. 4. Eleazer, b. 20 Jan. 1705/6 ; probably d. yoom. 
5. Eleazer, b. 19 Jan. 1706/7. 

Till. A CHILD, b. at Lynn 6 Mar. 1662/8 ; d. 17 Mar. 1662/3. 

ix. Fhsbb, b. at Lynn 22 Mar. 1664/5 ; living 19 Oct. 1676. 

— E. P.] 

From the Registers of Swter, co. Dorset, 1588-1644 


1595 Richard Davidge and Mary Holman 29 February [1595/6]. 

1596 Morgan Holman and Alice Odberre 24 October. 
1622 Robert Holman and Edith Bishop 29 November. 
1644 Robert Holman and Hellen Strood 4 November. 

[The entries given above show the marriages of the father and brotlMr 
of John Holman, the emigrant to Dorchester, Mass. Morgan Holman k 
his will (Register, vol. 63, p. 33) names his brothers-in-law John anl 
Robte Odber ; and Richard Davidge, probably husband of a sister cl the 
testator, was one of the witnesses to this will. — £. F. j 


The Will of Thomas Howse of the parish of St. Stephen in Colemin 
street, London, a Citizen and Brownbaker of London, 18 October 1645. 
All debts being paid, the residue of my estate is to be divided into three 
parts according to the laudable custom of the City of London, one share of 
which I give to my wife Elizabeth, one third to my son Samuell Howse and 
the child my wife now goeth withal, and the other third portion to pay the 
following legacies : To my brother John Howes £20, and to each child he 
shall have living at my death SOs. If any die during minority, revernoi 
to the survivors. To my brother Samuell Howse £20, and to* each diiUi 
he shall have living at my deatli 50s. apiece, to be paid for their oses to 
my said brother Samuell Howse within one year next ensuing my deiUh. 
And if any of them die in minority, the legacy of him or her so dying to remaia 
to the 8ur\'ivor of them. To my sister Pininna Lynnell £10, and to every 
child she shall have living at my death 508. If any child die in minoritji 
reversion to the survivors. To my sister Drucilla Flyer £10, and to every 
child she shall have living at my decease 50s. £10 to be distributed among 
the needy poor at the discretion of my friends Praise Barbon* and WilUam 
Grainger the elder. To Mr. John Goodwine, minister of the word of God in 
the parish of St. Stephens, Coleman Street, 50s. And if I die in London and 
he make my funeral sermon, 20s. more. To my son Samuell Howse £100 
at the age of twenty-one, and also my adventure of £50 which I have fii- 
bursed for lands in Ireland. All the residue of my goods to be divided 
into two parts, one part to my wife Elizabeth and the other part to my 

•Praisegod Barebones or Barbon, the well-known preacher and politiciaa ia thi 
time of the Commonwealth. *^ -%— — — 

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Samaell and my nnbom child. If either die dniing minority, reversion to 
the survivor. And if both die, one half of all their legacies to my wife 
and one half to my brothers' and sisters' children, eqnauly divided. And 
if my wife be deceased or married, all to my brothers' and sisters' children. 
Executrix : wife Elizabeth. Overseers : brother-in-law Symon Player and 
Prayse Barban, and to each 508. [Signed] Thomas Howse. Witnesses : 
John Brokell and Ra: Hartley. Codicil, 15 October 1644, mentions 
daughter Elizabeth, bom since will was made. To son Samuell Howse 
my house in Ashford in Kent. William Grainger being dead, I appoint 
A&. Samuell Hyland with Praise Barbone to dispose of the £10 to the 
poor and to be another overseer, and to him 40s. to buy bim a ring. 
Proved 23 December 1644 by Elizabeth Howes, relict of said deceased. 
(P. C. C, Rivers, 17.) 

[The testator whose will is given above is clearly Thomas Howse, son 
of the Bev. John' Howse who was rector of EastweU, co. Kent, and brother 
of Samuel Howse of Scituate, Mass. (See Reoister, vol. 66, pp. 356-8, 
where it was suggested that Thomas Howes, or House, of Yarmouth, 
Mass., might have been brother of Samuel, a conjecture which is now 
proved to be erroneous.) This testator is the one referred to in the Aspin- 
wall Notarial Records, pp. 10, 224-5, although he is there called '^ Watch- 
maker " instead of ^' Brownbaker," as in the will. The '* sister Pininna 
Lynnell " was the wife of Robert Linnell of Scituate and Barnstable, 
ICass., immigrant ancestor of the Linnells of New England. Rev. John 
Lothrop in his Scituate Church Records calls Linnell '^my brother," 
because the latter's wife and Lothrop's first wife were sisters. — E. F.] 


From the Transcripts* of the Parish Registers of Beahin- 

STER, CO. Dorset 

1585 ^' Julie. Eltwitt the sonne of Richarde Pomerye was christned the 

fowerth of Julie." 

1586 Jone daughter of John Elche baptized 15 May. 
^591 Edward Pomerye baptized 4 March [1591/2]. 
1592 Edward Pomerye buried 19 July. 

1598 Henry Pomerye baptized 5 August. 

1617 ^ Eltwidus Pumery & Johana Keech " married 4 May. 

1617 <' Dinah filia Eltwidi Pumery " baptized 6 August. 

1619 << Elizabetha filia Eltwidi Pomery " baptized 28 November. 

1620 ^' Johana vxor Eltwidi Pomery " buried 27 November. 
1681 '* Elizabetha filia Eltwidi Pomery " buried 13 July. 
1685 Henry Pomery buried 30 August. 

From the Parish Registers of Crewkerne, co. Somerset 
1629 Eltweed Pomery of Bemister and Margery Rockett married 7 May.f 

From the Overseer's Book or Poor Book of Beamikster, 

CO. Dorset, for 1635 

May, Given unto Mary Pomery 4d. 

Jone, Given unto Widowe Pomery 8d« 

*Thete exist, with nnmerons nps, for the period from 1585 to 1638. 

fin iteaxtTBa, vol. 59, p. 215, J. Gardner Bmrtlett, Esa., called attention to this 
narriaffe record, printed in Somerset Parish Registers, yoI. 5, p. 26, which ftimished 
the ml evidence as to the English home of Eltweed Pomeroy of Dorchester, Mass. 

262 Oenealogical Research in England L^^J 

July, Henry Pomery q'^teridge [qnarteridge or quarterly allow- 

ancej 5t. 

August, Paid unto Henry Pomery 5t. 

August, Widow Pomery and Widow Derby li. 

August, Widow Pomery and ye Carryer's wife li. 

September, Paid Widow Pomery and Widow Derby " li. 

October, Paid Widow Pomery 6d. 

November, Paid Widow Pomery 6d. 

December, Paid John Hodder for Henry Pomeryes shrowde 8s. lid. 

[Eltweed Pomeroy appears at Dorchester, Mass., and was freemaa 4 
Mar. 1 632/3. He was afterwards of Windsor, Conn., and of Northamplo% 
Mass. It has been claimed by descendants that he was dosely related to 
a famous armorial famUy of the name in Devon, but the fad that Ui 
mother (for there was but one family of the name in Beaminster) and Ui 
brother Henry were both parish charges and that the latter was buried at 
the expense of the church seems to make this claim baseless. — EL F.] 


The Will of John Seawell of Halstead in the County of Essex, hu- 
bandman, 25 February 1589/90. To my wife Jone my tenement and 
lands called Halsted Crofts where I now dwell, a tenement and laadi tt 
Snowden fenne, and the lease of Hamster land during the term of six ysarii 
she bringing up my chUdren in the fear of God as a natural mother (Mg|t 
to do ; and after six years the said Jone to have for life the lands at Snov- 
den fenne, now in the occupation of Thomas Baker alias Declinge, in £dl 
satisfactiou of dower. Certain cattle to her for six years, then to be eqnsDj 
divided between her and my son Thomas. Certain household goods to ay 
son Thomas and residue to wife. To my four daughters, Elizabeth, Ms^ 
gar^t, Joane, and Alice, £4 each at the age of twenty-one years, lbs 
residue of my goods to my son Thomas, whom with John Bloi^an sliii 
Carter I make executors. Supervisors : friends Robert Seawell of Pebrn'she 
and William Rayner of Great Maplested, yeoman. Witnesses: Bobeii 
Seawell, William Rayner, John Bun tinge, Thomas Lamberd, and Richari 
Baker. [Signed] John Seawell his marke. Proved 5 May 1590 by the 
executors. (Commissary Court of London, Essex and Herts, 1590, origii 

Tbo Will of William Sewell of Halstead in the County of Eoex, 
yeoman, 1 December 1 609. To my wife Jane for life, in full saUsiactioi 
of dower, my messuage with lands where I now dwell known by the nam 
of the White Harte, and my lands called Mones [<tc] als. Ashfordes \mg 
in Halstead, and my messuage and lands in Alphamstone, co. Essex, noir 
in the occupation of Agnes Pollye, widow, she to bring up my grandchild 
William Sewell, son of my son Thomas Sewell late deceased, in good 
literature, if he shall be capable thereof, or otherwise in some honest tnde 
or mystery for his l)etter maintenance ; at the death of my said wife the 
lands to revert to William Sewell my grandchild and his lawful issue, and for 
want of such to my son John Sewell and his heirs. If my wife die befow 
William l>e twenty-one, my daughter Jane, wife of Thomas Bellfeild, sbO 
receive the profits of the said messuage until he be of age, towaids te 
education and bringing up. To my son John Sewell my messuage sad 
lands whore he now dwells and where George Foster lately dwelt, ibe 

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meBsoage where my son Thomas deceased dwelt and wherein Edward 
Clibery now dwells, a messuage where one Alstone, hrasier, now dwells, 
and the messuage wherein Robert Vickery, weaver, now dwells, all these 
being on the south side of the Hi^h Street in EUdstead, and also a messuage 

in Cnappell Street in the occupation of one Porter, widow, and my 

lands and tenements called Chappell Croft, gallowe feild, and little white- 
horse field, containing ten acres, and all my other lands and tenements un- 
beqneathed, including the copyhold messuage and two closes containing 
four acres in Walton in the Sowken, co. Essex. To my son John the lancb 
held on mortgage of £30 from John Tailer of Halstead, yeoman. To son 
John Sewell and daughter Jane, wife of Thomas Bellfeild, £ 
[amounts omitted]. Ail the residue of goods, chattels, household goods, 
plate, money, and debts to wife Jane and son John, equally divided, and I 
make them executors. (Signed] Willm Sawell. Witnesses : Thomas Fel- 
tim and Edward Clibery. No record of probate. John Seawell, executor, 
signed a receipt for the original will of his father. Witnesses : John Wat- 
son and John Turner. (Commissary Court of London, Essex and Herts, 
1609, filed wUl.) 

The Will of Georob Seawell the elder of Haulsted in the County of 
Essex, yeoman, 25 April 1625. To the poor of Haulsted £5. To my 
wife Katherine my capital messuage and lands where I dwell called Farm- 
ingham in Haulsted and all other my lands there for life in lieu of dower, 
with reversion at her death to Ursula Brettingham, daughter of Thomas 
Brettingham of Hamsteede, County Norfolk, kinswoman of my said wife, 
•ad also my messuage caUed Nether Priors in Haulsted and lands late the 
lands of Thomas flench the elder Esq., late deceased, and now in the 
oocapation of me and William Potter. To Elizabeth Bloome, daughter of 
Robert Bloome of Cawstone, County Norfolk, my wife's brother, aiter the 
decease of my wife, all my lands and tenements in Haulsted called Bushie 
Leighes, sometime the lands of William Baker and before of John Reeve* 
and no/W in the occupation of William Abbott. To wife Katharine lands 
and tenements in Great Maplesteede, now in the occupation of Robert 
Cbeape. To the said Ursula Brettingham, after the decease of my wife, 
my two messuages in Haulsted in the occupation of Andrewe Hall and 
Edmund Bland, she paying to my cousin Richard Seawell, son of Thomas 
Seawell, £40. To Katharine Seawell, daughter of my kinsman John 
Seawell of Pedmashe, after the decease of my wife, my messuage in Haul- 
sled wherein John Harvye alias Habberley now dwells, which I lately 
pimshased of Thomas Wingfeilde, deceased. To my kinsman John Seawell 
mj tenements in Walton in the Soken, County Essex. Wife Katharine, 
executor. Supervisors : Greorge Seawell and Nicholas Tharbie of Haulsted, 
and to each 20s. [Signed] George Sewell. Witnesses : Thomas Gotts, 
William Poter, John Cooper, and William Halls. Proved at Braintree 
8 December 1627 by the executrix named. (Commissary Court of Lon- 
don, Essex and Herts, Bundle for 1627-8, No. 112, original will.) 

The Will of John Sbwall of Halstead in the County of Essex, gent., 
M October 1640. To the poor of Halstead 20s. To my daughter Katha- 
rine Sewall £50, a bed furnished, and a gold ring. To my daue;hter Alice 
Bewail £50, a bed furnished in the White Hart in Halstead, whereon Ro- 
bert Everest the vintner lyeth, a gold ring, and the profits of my tenement 

* Reeve scqaired them in 1690-1 from WillUm Sewftll, brother of the tesUttor. 

264 Genealogical Research in England [July 

in Halstead wherein Hnmfrey Bannester dwelleth, until mj son John 
Sewall accomplish the age of foorteen years. To mj daughter Elizabeth 
Sewall a bed fomiBhed, and £50 at the age of eighteen years or day of mar- 
riage, the interest of the said legacy and also the rents of my tenement in 
the occupation of William Chapman in Halstead, until my son John accom- 
plish the age of 14 year^, to be used toward her maintenance and bringing 
up until eighteen or marriage. To daughter Anne Steptoe a bedstead fo^ 
nished. To son John Sewall a bed furnished, a silver tankard, and, when 
he reach man's estate, my corslett pike, best sword, silver belt, and my 
great gold ring with a ruby stone. To said John my inn called liie White 
Hart in Halstead, my tenements in the occupation of William ChpmiB 
[iic] and Humfrey Bannester, and the close of land called Chappell Crolte 
in Halstead, to him and his lawful *issue, and for want of such issue then 
to my four daughters, Anne, Katherine, Alice, and Elizabeth, equally dt 
vided, my executors to take the profits of said lands and tenements toward 
the maintenance of son John, and £12 a year thereof to be used towaid 
his education in learning at the free school in Halstead or some other fret 
school, until he be fit for the university or else be put forth as a clerk it 
the age of fourteen years, he to have the rents of my two messuages at 
fourteen. But if he shall not endeavor himself to be a scholar or a de^ 
then my daughters Alice and Elizabeth to have the rents of my two 
ments until John be twenty-one, when he shall have all the lands and 
ements before mentioned. My executors shall pay the accrued profits of 
Chappell Croft and my inn to said John at twenty-one, if they shall not 
happen to place him as a clerk in some good office, either towards ths 
Law, Civil or Common, or else purchase some advowson of some eocledss* 
tical living for him, in case he prove a minister. My executors to take 
the profits of my lands and tenements in Kent, valued at £108, for the 
first year, and to pay £100 to Marie Warren, daughter of Katherine Sew- 
ell my wife, deceased, at her age of eighteen years, whereof I stand boand 
in £200, and if she die before said age, the £100 to my surviving children, 
equally divided. The residue of my goods to my children, equally divided. 
Executors : my friend Patricke Weemes, clerk, and Thomas Coppyn of 
Halstead Sen., and to each of them a horse. Supervisor : John Steptoe. 
[Signed] Jo. SewaU. Witnesses : Edw. Ingram, Fran : Chapman, Robert 
Everest, John Surrey [X], and Ric : Douhtye, scr. Proved 10 Febmaiy 
1640/1 by the executors named. (P. C. C, Evelyn, 10, 11.) 

The Will of Thomas Seawell of Halstead in the County of Essex, 
yeoman, 7 February 1640/1. To my now wife Alice my messuage where 
I now dwell with the lands and buildings thereto belonging, with reversioii 
at her death to my son John, except one pightle or croft, being the lowest 
croft abutting on the land leading towards the parish church of Halstead 
eastward and on the land there called Amster land westward, containiiig 
one and one-half acres, which I give to my son Thomas. To son John my 
messuage with lands in Halstead now in his own occupation, he paying to 
my wife 30s. a year and to Margaret my daughter, wife of John Bray, £8 
in one year after the decease of my wife, or if my daughter be dead, to her 
children. To my daughter Amy £20, goods to that amount to be sold to 
pay her. The residue of my goods to my wife, whom, with my son John, 
I make executors. [Signed] The m'k of Thomas Seawell. [Seal] Wiu 
ness : Thomas Mollenes. Proved 19 November 1645 by John Seawell, one 
of the executors, with power reserved for the other. (Commissary Court 
of London, Essex and Herts, Bundle for 1645-6, No, 18, original will.) 

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The Will of George Sewbll of Soath Halstead in the Coanty of 
Esaex, yeoman, 28 August 1643. To my wife Sarah my messuage where 
I now dwell with lands thereto belonging, and a messuage and lands called 
Russells which I bought of John Bonnett, for life, if she remain unmarried, 
flhe paying to my daughter Sarah £4 a year during her tenancy of the 
fint-mentioned messuage. After the decease or remarriage of my wife 
the messuage and lands called Russels to John Sewell, my eldest son by 
my first wife, and to his heirs forever, and the messuage and lands where 
I now dwell to John Sewell, my eldest son by my now wife, and to his 
lawful issue, and for want of such issue to Ambrosse and Nathan, my two 
yoangest sons, and to their lawful issue, my daughter Sarah to have an 
annuity of £4 a year when said property be entered on by either John, 
Ambrose, or Nathan. To my sons Ambrose and Nathan and to their heirs 
mj reversion or remainder, when it shall happen after the death of the 
late wife [#tc] of my brother Richard Sewell, of and in all such lands and 
tenements as were my said brothers, bequeathed to me in reversion after the 
death of his wife, to be equally devided between them. If either die before 
the age of twenty-four, without lawful issue, reversion to the survivor. To 
my six daughters by ipy now wife, Isabell, Rebecca, Philipp, Mary, Doro- 
thy, and Dorcas, all my lands and tenements in Twinstead in the County 
of Essex. My wife to have during her widowhood the profits ot the lands 
and tenements bequeathed to my two younger sons and of the lands and 
tenements bequeathed to my daughters imtil they arrive at the age of 
twenty-four or be married. To every one of my said children 12d. each. 
The residue of all my goods and chattels unbequeathed to my wife Sarah, 
whom I make my sole executrix. [Signedl George Sewell. [Seal] 
Witnesses : Edward Covill, the mark of Ealse Hand, and Robert Bloome. 
P^ved 80 May 1644 by the executrix named in the will. (Commissary 
Court of London, Essex and Herts, Bundle for 1643-4, No. 41, original 


Sewell Entries in the Parish Registers of Halstead, 

CO. Essex, 1564-1644 

Baptisms * 

1578 William son of William Sewell 25 October. 

1575 Thomas son of John Sewell 12 February [1575/61 

1575 Anne daughter of William Sewell 21 February [1575/6]. 

1578 John son of John Sewell 28 December. 

1579 Mary and Elizabeth children of John Sewell 14 February [1579/80]. 

1580 Joane daughter of William Sewell 18 February [1580/1]. 
1582 Joane daughter of John Sewell 11 February [1582/3]. 
1595 Susan daughter of Segismond Sewell 7 December. 

1607 William son of Thomas Sewall 8 November. 

1609 Thomas son of Thomas Sewall the elder .18 June. 

1609 Eallyn daughter of Georg Seawyll 2 January [1609/10]. 

1611 Georg Sewyll 22 October. 

1612 Mathew son of Mathew Seawell 20 June. 
1614 Edward son of Thomas Seawyll 21 August. 

1614 Mary Sewell 24 January [1614/15]. 

1615 Jane daughter of John Sewell 17 July. 

•There are no entriei for the year 1689, and the baptitma for the yean 1683-1630, 
Inehiahre, are missing. 

266 Chnealogical Research in Englamd [J>47 

1619 John son of George Soowell of patteriges and Sanh his wife 16 ApiiL 
1621 Alice daughter of John Seawell and Anne his wife 6 Angoat. 
1628 Steven son of George Sewall and Sarah his wife 6 Febroaiy [1628/4]. 

[Note in margin : '* pattrigge farm "] 
1625 Marie daughter of Thomas Sewall and Bridget his wife 29 July. 

S^ote in margin : '^ from the Leett "] 
daughter of Greorge Seawell and Sarah his wife 24 Norembtr. 
[Note in margin : " Patteridge "] 
1627 Bebecka daughter of Greorge Sewell and Sarah his wife 26 Jnlj. 
[Note in margin : " Pattrichs farm "] 

1627 Thomas son of Thomas Sewell and Bridget his wife 27 Jaaiaiy 


1628 '' Phillip Seawell the daughtr of George Sewell and of Sanh Ui 

wife was baptized the same day" [the ▼iij*'^ of march] [1628/9} 
1630 Ambrose son of Greorge Sewall and Sarah hb wife 4 July. 
1640 Dorcas daughter of G^rge Sewall and Sarah his wife 6 June. 

[Note in margin : " Pateridges "] 
1640 Thomas son of John Sewall and Marrian hb wife 25 July. 

Marriage * 
1572 William SeweU and Jane Boyce 15 January [1572/8]. 


1578 John Sewell 16 January [1578/9], 

1581 Joane daughter of William Sewell 25 June. 

1582 Anne daughter of William Sewell 4 March [1582/8]. 
1609 Thomas Seewyll 21 September. 

] 627 George Sewall seiner 20 November. 

1 627 Edward son of Thomas Sewell and Alice hia wife 25 January [1 627/8]. 
1638 Ezekill son of George Sewell and Sarah his wife 18 March [1688/9 J. 
1640 Jane daughter of John Sewall gent. 22 June. 

Court Rolls, Honour op Clare 

[The following are entries for Halstead, co. Essex, in a book of reliefs 
and fines for alienation paid into the Honour of Clare within the Duchy of 
Lancaster, Edwanl 11 to Elizabeth inclusive. (Duchy of Lancaster Court 
liolls, Bundle 123, No. 1859.)] 

19 and 20 Richard II [1395-7] Henry Sewall paid a fine for one messuage 

and land pertaining thereto. 
13 Henry IV [1411-12] John Sewall paid a fine for one messuage and 

land thereto pertaining acquired from Herewarde. 
19 Elizabeth [1576-7] William Sewall paid a fine of 12d. for a tenement 

called Le white harte and another, late his father's in Halstead, held of 

[the Manor of] Abells. 
19 Elizal>eth [1576-7] John Sewell paid a fine for a tenement called Roke- 

hamstall, late Richard Smythe's. 
19 Elizabeth [1576-7] John Sewell Jun. and James Richardson, firmar, 

paid a fine of 21s. for entrance into a messuage and forty acres of land 

called le Cangle in Halstead. 

• The marriages for the years 1586-1589, inclusiTe, and 1692-1596, inclavire. are 
ing. ' 

i«oJ'*^''®u*": fo e"*'?o» of burials for the years 1587 and 1688, only one tucb entfy for 
1689. the burials for the years 1592-1595 are mUsing, and for sereral jeara alUr MM 
Tery few burials are recorded. 

1913] Genealogical Itesearch in England 267 

19 Elizabeth [1576-7] Greorge Nicolson paid a fine for four acres of land 

in Halstead late acquired from Thomas Sewall. 
22 Elizabeth [1579-80] John Sewall paid a fine of 18d. for one croft of 

land called Halstead Crofte, late parcel of the Manor of Stanley Hall, 

acquired from Edmund Church gent. 
22 Elizabeth [1579-80] John Sewall paid a fine of 18d. for a cottage and 

one acre of land acquired from William Hun wick. 

24 Elizabeth [1581-2] John Neyell paid a fine of 3s. fid. for entrance into 
five acres of land and one acre of pasture, parcel of the messuage and 
lands called Le Cangle, of fief of the Honour of Clare in Halsteaid, late 
acquired of John Sewall, son of Thomas Sewall. 

25 Elizabeth [1582-3] William Head gent, paid a fine of 17s. fid. for a 
messuage and thirty-three acres of land called Cangle, of fief of the 
Honour of Clare, late acquired of John Sewall. 

27 Elizabeth [1584-5] John Sewall paid a fine of 12s. for his entrance into 
one messuage and about twenty-two acres of land called Partrige, of fief 
of the Honour of Clare in Hfldstead and Gossfield, late acquired from 
Nicholas Starlinge. 

30 Elizabeth [1587-8] William Sewall paid a fine for his entrance into 
twenty acres of land called Bownes als Asshefords, parcel of land of the 
Manor of Abells, late acquired from Robert Swallock. 

80 Elizabeth [1587-8] Simon Harvie paid a fine of 12d. for his entrance 
into a tenement with appurtenances in Halstead held of the Manor of 
Abells, acquired from John Sewall. 

81 Elizabeth [1588-9] George Sewall, son of John Sewall, paid 12d. for 
his entrance into one messuage and twenty-two acres of land and pasture 
called Partriches in Halsted and Gosfelde, late of the abovesaid John 
Sewall, his father. 

32 Elizabeth [1589-90] Thomas Sewall paid a fine of 2s. 6d. for a croft 
called Halsted croft, late parcel of Stanley Hall, on which croft a house 
is built, acquired by the gift of his father John Sewall, and the said 
Thomas paid a fine of 18d. for one other tenement and ten acres of land, 
late the gift of his father, and before that Hun wick's. Also 12d. for 
one other tenement, late John Grey's. 

83 Elizabeth [1590-1] John Reve paid a fine of 10s. for entrance into 20 
acres of land in Halstead called Busshey Lees, late acquired from Wil- 
liam Sewall, and before that of John Wangforde. 

Visitations op Essex 

Acoordingto a Swallow pedigree in the Visitations of Essex in 1552 
and 1558 a William Sewall of Halstead married Jane Swallow, daughter 
of John and Margaret (Grey) Swallow, granddaughter of John and Julian 
(Turner) Swallow, and great-granddaughter of Ralph (or* John) and Johan 
(May) Swallow of Bocking. This Swallow family bore for arms the follow- 
ing : Or, on a fess between three swallows volant sable a crescent of the first. 
Crest, a hind's head erased proper, collared countercompony argent and 
azure.* " Johnes Swallowe generosus " was buried at Bocking, co. Essex, 
11 May 1562.t 

[Members of the Sewell family of northern Essex were extensive land- 
holders from the time of Edward I ; but prolonged research would be re- 

*HarleUii Society's Publications, toI. 13, pp. 14, 106. 

t Register of Saint Mary's Church, Bocking, prirately printod by James Janina 
Goodwin, p. 00. 

268 Genealogical Research in England \j^^7 

quired to trace back direct lines before the time of Henry YIII. From 
the foregoing data the two following groups of Sewells of Halstead have 
been arranged : 

First Group 

1. John Sewell of Halstead, co. Essex, bom about 1525 and possi- 
bly son of William and Jane (Swallow) SewaJl, held estates at Halstead, 
including the White Hart Inn, which in 1576-7 he conveyed to his son 
William, and which still continues as an inn. In 1584-5 he acquired of 
Nicholas Starlinge a farmhouse called Partriches, which still remains on 
the road to Gosfield. In 1587-8 he conveyed a tenement to Simon Harvie. 
He died probably about 1589. No will or administration on his estate 
haa been found, and the name of his wife has not been learned. 
Children : 

2. 1. William, b. abt. 1550. 

ii. George, b. abt. 1555; d. 8. p. 17 Nov. 8 Charles I [1627], learioc 
John, son of his brother William, his nephew and next heir, ag«d 
abt. 80 years* (Inq. post Mortem) ; bur. 20 Nov. 1627 ; m. Kath- 

ERiNE . In 1588-9 he succeeded to his father's farm calkd 

Partriches, which apparently he conveyed later to bis nephew 
Greorge Sewell, who resided there, according to the HalsteMi 
registers. His will was dated 25 Apr. 1625, and was proved 
8 Dec. 1627. 

8. iii. Thomas, b. abt. 1560. 

2. William Sewell {John) of Halstead, bom about 1550, received by 

deed from his father the White Hart Inn in 1576-7, in 1587-8 
bought land called Ashfords of Robert Swallock, in 1590-1 sold 
land called Busshey Lees to John Reeve, and died soon after 
making his will, 1 Dec. 1609. He married, 15 Jan. 1572/3, Jank 
BoYCE, who survived him. 
Children : 

i. William, bapt. 25 Oct. 1573 ; d. young. 

ii. Anne, bapt. 21 Feb. 1576/6; bur. 4 Mar. 1582/8. 

iii. JoANE, bapt. 13 Feb. 1680/1 ; bur. 25 June 1581. 

iv. Thomas, b. abt. 1683 ; bur. 21 Sept. 1609. ChUd : 1. WUliam, bapt. 
8 Nov. 1G07; chief legatee of his grandfather's will in 1^09; 
d. young. 

V. Jane, b. abt. 1686; m. Thomas Bbllfield. 

vi. John, b. probably abt. 1590; m. (1) Anne ; m. (2) Kath- 

RRiNE Warren, widow. He was heir-at-law of his uncle George 
Sewell in 1627, and was of Pebmarsh and Halstead, where he sue- 
ceeded to the White Hart Inn, which he left to his son John by 
will dated 25 Oct. 1640, and proved 10 Feb. following. Children 
by first wife: 1. Jane^ bapt. 17 July 1615; bur. 22 June 1640. 

2. Anne^ m. Steptoe. 3. Katherine^ named in the will of 

her great-uncle George Sewell in 1625. 4. Alice^ bapt. 6 Aug. 
1621. He also had Elizabeth and John^ perhaps by his second 

3. Thomas Sewell {John) was bom about 1560, but nothing more 

has been learned about him except that he left two children : 
4. i. George, b. abt. 1585. 

ii. Richard, mentioned in the wills of his uncle George in 1625 and of 
his brother George in 1643. He married, but probably left no 

4. George Sewell {Thomas, John) of Halstead, bom about 1585, re- 

sided many years at Partriches, a farm which was probably con* 

•He was probably nearly ten years older. 

1913] Genealogical Research in England 269 

veyed to him by his nnde George Sewell, of whose will in 1625 he 
was supervisor. His own will, dated 28 Aug. 1643, was proved 
30 May 1644. The name of his first wife, whom he married about 
1608, has not been learned. He married secondly, about 1618, 

Sarah , who survived him. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Ellen,* bapt. 2 Jan. 1609/10 ; d. young, 

ii. George,* bapt. 22 Oct. 1611 ; d. young, 

ill. John, living in 1643. 

iv. Sarah, living in 1648. 

Children by second wife : 

V. John, bapt. 16 Apr. 1619; living in 1643. 

vi. Steven, bapt. 6 Feb. 1623/4; d. young. 

vii. Isabel, bapt. 24 Nov. 1625 ; living in 1643. 

viii. Rebecca, bapt. 26 July 1627 ; living in 1643. 

ix. Philifpa, bapt. 8 Mar. 1628/9 ; d. 6 Oct. 1669 ; emigrated to New 
England; m. abt. 1647t Francis Wainwriqht of Ipsvrlch, Mass., 
b. in England fibt. 1620, d. at Salem 19 May 1692, who m. (2) Han- 
nah . He appears in New England in 1637 as a soldier in 

the Pequot War, receiving a grant of land for this service ; later 
he became a successful merchant. His descendants for several 
generations were of great wealth, prominence, and high social 
position, and intermarried with the Saltonstall, Norton, Dudley, 
Davenport, Winthrop, and other leading families of New England. 
Children: I 1. John^ b. abt. 1648. 2. Sarah. 3. Jacob.^ 4. Mary. 
5. Martha, b. 24 Jan. 1658/9. 6. Simon^ b. 20 Nov. 1660. 7. Mthi- 
table, b. 4 Dec. 1662. 8. Francis, b. 25 Aug. 1664. 9. Benjamiriy 
b. 16 Sept. 1666. 10. Elizabeth, b. 19 July 1668. 

z. Ambrose, bapt. 4 July 1630 ; living in 1643. 

xl. Mary, living in 1648. 

zll. Nathan, living in 1648. 

ziii. Dorothy, livhig in 1643. 

xiv. EzEKiEL, bur. 18 Mar. 1638/9. 

XV. Dorcas, bapt. 6 June 1640 ; living in 1648. 

Second Group 

1. Thomas Sewall of Halstead, co. Essex, bom about 1525, held 
lands in Halstead, four acres of which he conveyed in 1576-7 to George 

8. i. John, b. abt. 1550. 

2. John Sewell ( TTiomas) of Halstead, born about 1550, bought in 

1576-7 Rokehamstall and the Cangle, and in 1579-80 Halstead 

Croft and a cottage formerly of William Hun wick. In 1581-2 and 

1582-3 he conveyed the Cangle to John Nevell and William Head. 

He died in 1590, his wUl of 25 Feb. 1589/90 being proved 5 May 

following. He married, abont 1574, Joane , who survived 


Children : 

i. Thomas, bapt. 12 Feb. 1575/6 ; succeeded to lands in Halstead caUed 
Hampster (or Ampster), referred to in the will of his father and 

• Ellen and George are prei amably children of George Sewell of Partrichef • al- 
thoagh the evidence is not conclusive. * 

t On 23 Nov. 1647 ** ffrancis Wainewright ft Phillip his wife of Ipswich in N : Eng- 
land " made William Norton their attorney to receive a legacy left to her by her father 
Georg Sewell of Hasted, co. £s8ex» England (Aspinwall Notarial Records, p. 112). 

t Ipswich Vital Records ; Savage, Gen. Diet., vol. 4, p. 882. 

f Perhaps son of Francis and rhilippa. 

270 JDescendants of Robert Huckins [Jolj 

in his own will, dated 7 Feb. 1640/1 And proved 19 Not. 1645; 

m. AucE , who sunived him. Children: 1. «7(>Afi, b. abt 

1607. 2. Thomas^ bapt. 18 June 1609. S. Margaret^ m. Joho 
Bray. 4. Edward, bapt. 21 Aug. 1614 ; bar. 25 Jan. 1627/8. 5. 

ii. John, bapt. 28 Dec. 1578 ; bur. 16 Jan. 1578/9. 

ill. Mary (twin), bapt. 14 Feb. 1679/80; d. young. 

iv. Elizabeth (twin), bapt. 14 Feb. 1579/80; living in 1590. 

v. Margaret, b. abt. 1581 ; livix^ in 1590. 

vi. JOANE, bapt. 11 Feb. 1582/S; living in 1590. 

vU. Alice, living in 1590. 

— E. P.] 
[To be continued] 


By Hbitbt Wimthrop Habdon, A.M., LL.B.y of New York City 

[Continued from page 183] 

9. Dea. Jambs'^ Huckins {Jamesj* Robert,* Jcanes^ Robert^), cordwainer, 
born in Ikladbury District 14 Oct. 1746, married firs^ about 1774^ 
Dorcas Bickford, daughter of John, who was bom at Newington 
29 Oct. 1755 and died 24 Oct 1810 (family Bible) ; secondly Ruth 

, who was bom in 1760 and died SO Dec. 1820 (tombstone); 

and thirdly, 28 Nov. 1821 (town records), Huldah (Batcheldeb) 
Garland, who was born at New Hampton 10 May 1757, probably 
daughter of Carter* and Huldah (Moulton) and widow of Jonathin 
(Batchelder Genealogy, p. 137 ; Garland Family, p. 43). He died 
2 Mar. 1837 (tombstone). 

He was of Barrington and Bamstead, 1773, of Oilman ton, 1776, 
and of New Hampton, 1783. In 1773, while living at Barrington, 
he bought 50 acres at Gilmanton, parts of lots 5 and 6 in the Upper 
Gore, where he settled as early as 1776 (Lancaster's Gilmanton, pp. 
93, 98). In 1783 he sold the 50 acres there and bought 80 acre* 
at New Hampton. He subsequently bought 244 acres and settled 
on the north side of Cooley Hill, at the head of Ames's Brook in 
New Hampton, on a farm afterwards owned by his son Robert, his 
grandson Stephen P., and (1910) by his great-grandson Stephen 
Almon Huckins. (Strafford Deeds, vol. 6, pp. 360, 414, vol. 7, p« 
100, vol. 18, pp. 185, 187, vol. 40, p. 76.) 

In 1782 he enlisted for three years' service in the Revolutioii 
(N. H. State Papers, vol. 16, p. 287). 

Children by first wife, the first five bom at Gilmanton, the others 
at New Hampton (family record in possession, 1910, of Edwin M.' 
Huckins of New Hampton) : 

15. I. Robert/ b. 25 May 1775. 

11. Lydia, b. 28 Nov. 1776; d. 8 Nov. 1865; m. 1795 BenjasOK 
MuDOBTT, 8. of Benjamin, of New Hampton, farmer, b. ftt 
Brentwood 13 Nov. 1763 (town records), d. 14 Jan. 1847. Chil- 
dren, b. at New Hampton (family record in possession, 1910. 
of Nancy S. (Mudgett) Davis of Meredith, dan. of BeDJamin' 
Mudgett) : 1. Susan,^ b. 4 Dec. 1795; d. onm. 22 Dec. 1864. <• 
Mary, b. 16 Jan. 1797; d. at Meredith 80 Jane 1869; m. 26 Dec 

913] Descendants of Robert JBuckins 271 

1817 (town records) John^ Smith, 8. of John* and Martha^ (Drake), 
of New Hampton and Centre Harbor, farmer, •b. at New Hampton 
81 Dec. 1792, d. at Meredith 16 Sept. 1866. (Dow*s Hampton, 
p. 981 ; Bunnells's Sanbomton, p. 789.) 8. Hannah^ b. 27 Sept. 
1799 ; d. 26 Feb. 1886 ; m. 16 Feb. 1821 (town records) Benjamin 
Smith, 8. of Paul and Susanna, of New Hampton, farmer, d. Aug. 
1847. 4. Joitph^ of Holdemess, farmer, b. 4 Aug. 1800; d. 
9 Jan. 1880; m. 18 Feb. 1827 (i&.) Nancy Stevens, dau. of 
David and Sarah (Webber), b. at Springfield 6 Apr. 1808, d. 8 
Nov. 1880. 6. Lydia^ b. 27 Aug. 1802 ; d. 27 Jan. 1808. 6. Abigail^ 
b. 27 Oct. 1808; d. a. p. at Meredith 17 Feb. 1871; m. 25 May 

1884 (ih.) John C. Mudgett, s. of John and (Sleeper), 

of Poplin and Meredith, farmer, b. at Poplin (Fremont; 1800, d. 
28 JiUy 1882. 7. Benjamin^ of New Hampton, farmer, b. 81 Oct. 
1805 (i6.) ; d. 6 July 1847 ; m. 22 Aug. 1886 {ib.) Mary Ann 
Whitcher, dau. of Batchelder and Nancy (Smith), b. at Warren 22 
Oct. 1810, d. at Centre Harbor 28 Aug. 1886. 8. James if., of 
New Hampton and Meredith, farmer, b. 11 Aug. 1808; d. 9. p. at 
Meredith 18 Dec. 1895 (t'6.) ; m. 6 Mar. 1851 (t6.) Nancy B. Smith, 
dau. of Daniel and Mary, b. at Meredith 6 Aug. 1809, d. at New 
Hampton 8 Feb. 1886. 9. Lydia^ b. 18 Nov. 1810; d. s.p. 6 Dec. 
1881 ; m. (1) Benjamin Smith, s. of Paul and Susanna, of New 
Hampton, farmer, d. Aug. 1847 ; m. (2) Daniel Davis, s. of Nathan 
and Lois (Brown), of Nottingham and Centre Harbor, farmer, b. at 
Nottingham 28 Feb. 1811, d. at Centre Harbor 14 July 1891. 10. 
John Huckins^ of Holdemess, farmer, b. 28 Nov. 1812 (ib.) ; d. 19 
Apr. 1857 (tombstone) ; m. Eleanor S. Junes, dau. of Archelaus and 
Elizabeth* (Cotton) (Rboistkr, vol. 59, p. 35), b. at Holdemess 
Apr. 1817, d. 14 May 1888. 11. Nancy H,, b. 17 May 1815 ; d. at 
South Byfleld, Mass., 28 Oct. 1909 ; m. 6 Jan. 1838 Capt. Jonathan 
H. Johnson, s. of Moses and Hannah (Huntington),* of Meredith 
and South Deerfleld, 1848, shoemaker, officer in the Civil War, b. 
at Bristol 1 Aug. 1816, d. at South Deerfleld 18 Oct. 1863. 12. 
Sarah, b. 2 Apr. 1817; d. unm. 20 Dec. 1850. 

iii. Abigail, b. 29 Nov. 1778; d. unm. 23 Oct. 1816. 

iv. Lois, b. 11 Dec. 1780; d. 26 Jan. 1864; m. at Moultonborough, 26 
July 1799 (town records), Samuel Wallace, s. of Nathaniel, of 
Moultonborough and Holdemess, N. H., and of Whcelock, Vt., 
1823, farmer, b. 1 Oct. 1772, d. 27 Apr. 1823. Children, b. 
at Holdemess (family Bible in possession, 1910, of Louisa E. 
(Arlin) English, of Lake MUls, Wis., dau. of AbigaU' (Wal- 
lace) Arlin) : 1. Levi,^ of Wheelock, Vt., 1823, and of Lake Mills, 
Wis., 1856, farmer, b. 2 Dec. 1799; d. at Minnesota Lake, Minn., 
1880 ; m. 1828 Susan R. Hubbard, dau. of Moses and Judith (Ma- 
goon) , b. at Shapleigh, Me., 2 Aug. 1806, d. 2 June 1848. 2. Samuel^ 
of Wheelock, Vt., 1828, and of Lake Mills, Wis., 1854, and Waterloo, 
Wis., 1857, shoemaker, farmer, b. 18 Feb. 1801; d. at Portland, Wis.. 
1891 ; m. at Wheelock, Vt., 1834, Martha Woodman, dau. of John, 
d. at Oakesdale, Wash., July 1891. 3. Lydia, b. 2 Aug. 1803 ; d. 18 
Jan. 1874 ; m. 1889 Aaron Martin, s. of Aaron and Dinah (Aldrlch), 
of Wheelock, Vt., and Jefferson, Wis., 1844, farmer, b. 1812, d. 12 
June 1861. 4. Robert, of Wheelock, Vt., and of Jefferson, Wis., 
1844, and Lake Mills, Wis., 1846, shoemaker, farmer, b. 26 July 1806 ; 
d. 22 Oct. 1876; m. (1) Elizabeth Sleeper, d. 9. p. 23 July 1853; m. (2) 
at Hill Comers, 1854, Sarah Ames (Morrill) Bennett, dau. of Samuel 
and Mary (Chase) (Samuel Ames Family, p. 16) and widow of 
James H., b. at Canterbury 12 Oct. 1812 (town records), d. at 
Hebron, Nebr., 16 Aug. 1888. 6. Enoch, b. 18 July 1807; d. unm. 
at Lowell, Mass., or Dover, 4 July 1834. 6. Cordelia, b. 24 Feb. 
1809 ; d. 27 Feb. 1887 ; m. 4 July 1884 Josiah Drew, s. of Joseph and 
Elizabeth (WalUce), of Wheelock, Vt., Jefferson, Wis., 1848, 
Waterloo, Wis., 1847, Oshkosh, Wis., 1860, Spring Valley, Minn., 
1866, and Jasper, Minn., 1878, farmer, carpenter, justice of the peace, 
b. at Holdemess 10 July 1810, d. at Jasper, Minn., 27 Feb. 1901. 

272 Descendants of Robert Huckins [July 

7. Calvin^ of Lake Mills, Wis., 1846, shoemiJEer, fumer, b. 6 Mar. 
1811 ; d. B.p. 25 Sept. 1886 ; m. 1858 Eliza J. Haitiii, dan. of Asifm 
and Dinah (Aldrich), d. 8 Feb. 1901. 8. LoU, b. 21 Jane 1818; 
Wheelock, Vt., 30 Jane 1841 ; m. 24 Mar. 1886 Joseph Darling, i. 
of Moses and Jadith (French), of Wheelock, Vt., farmer, b. tt 
Wheelock, Vt., 22 Oct. 1804, d. at Clay Centre, Nebr., 22 May 1890. 
9. John, of Waterloo, Wis., 1846, and of Madison, Wis., 1861, 
shoemaker, farmer, b. 27 Apr. 1815 ; d. at Chicago, 111., 10 Mar. 
1903 ; m. at Waterloo, Wis., 10 Nov. 1847, Martha Bnrdick, daa. of 
Peleg and Huth (Reynolds), b. at Granby, N. T., 29 Mar. 1832, d. 
10 Oct. 1892. 10. Abigail.h. 11 Sept. 1817; d.3 Jan. 1908; m. (1) 
1839 Madison Arlin, s. of Samael and Elizabeth (Blanchard), of 
Canterbury, N. H., Wheelock, Vt., Bockston, P. Q., 1842, and Lake 
Mills, Wis., 1845, farmer, b. at Canterbary 12 Sept. 1815, d. 12 Feb. 
1884 ; m. (2) 7 May 1887 Benjamin Odiome, s. of John and Lydk 
(Wentworth), of Lake Mills, Wis., farmer, b. at Alton, N. H., 
17 Nov. 1817, d. 16 Mar. 1896. 11. Deborah, b. 29 Dec. 1819; d. 
8.p. 1854; m. 1840 Lewis Chase of Wheelock, Vt., f^fmer. 12. 
James, of Lake Mills, Wis., fanner, b. 11 Feb. 1822; d. 1 Apr. 
1909; m. (1) at Lake Mills, Wis., 4 Jan. 1848, Sophronia Thayer, 
dau. of Manley and Orissa (Thayer), b. at Leyden, Lewis Co., N. T., 
12 June 1829, d. 16 Feb. 1900; m. (2) 15 Sept. 1904 Eliza K. 
(Keyes) Joslln, dau. of Simon and Marcia (Boys) and widow 
of Leonard H., b. at Northfleld, Vt., 30 Nov. 1841, Uving (1910) 
at Lake Mills, Wis. 

16. V. John, b. 17 Dec. 1782. 

y\. Esther, b. 20 Mar. 1785 ; d. 8 Aug. 1874 ; m. at New Hampton, 28 
Jan. 1804 (town records), John Smfth, s. of John, of New Hamp- 
ton, farmer, b. at New Hampton. Children, b. at New Hamptoo : 
1. Nancy,^ b. 6 Feb. 1807; d. 7 Sept. 1881; m. 19 Dec. 1825 Peter 
Hanaford, s. of Benjamin and Mary (Wait), of New Hamptoa, 
farmer, b. at New Hampton 6 May 1808, d. 8 Bfay 1882. 2. ifaty, 
b. 5 Nov. 1808; d. 1 Apr. 1871; m. 28 Mar. 1837 WUliam ChaM* 
Sanborn, s. of Walter* and Jane (Chase) (Saubom Family, p. 
20):^), of New Hampton and Laconia, carpenter, b. at New Hamp- 
ton 10 Nov. 1807, d. 1 Apr. 1871. 3. Dorcas II., b. 25 July 1810; 
d. 4 Aug. 1844; m. C June 1836 John BuzzelF Huckins (42). 8. 
of John«and Judith (Perkins). 4. Abigail, b. 1812; d. 16 July 
iHol (town records) ; ra. (1) 15 Nov. 1831 {ib.) Stephen DoUoffof 
Meredith; m. (2) 1841 Jonathan Dolloff' Huckins (49), s. of 
Daniel" and Abigail (Dow). 5. John Mooney^ of New Hampton, 
farmer, b. 1 Jan. 1814; d. 1 Mar. 1876; m. 1840 (int. rec. 28 May 
1840) Rachel J.^ Huckins, dau. of John« (16) and Judith (Perkhw). 
6. Judith, m. James Horn of New Hampton, farmer. 7. Daniel T., 
of New Hampton, fanner, b. 18 July 1819 ; d. 29 Apr. 1892 ; m. 15 
Mar. 1847 Sarah Elizabeth Drake, dau. of John and Abigail 
(Hanaford), b. at New Hampton 19 Mar. 1826, d. at Bristol 1 Apr. 
1905. 8. Phebe T., m. 28 Nov. 1840 (town records) William P. 
Dolloff, s. of William and Mary (Emmons), of New Hampton, ca^ 
pcnter, farmer, b. at Bristol 21 May 1816, d. at New Hampton S 
Mar. 1894. 9. Esther, b. 1825; d. 27 June 1854 (tombstone); m. 
7 Mar. 1842 (town records), as his second wife, John Sherham 
Corliss, s. of Keuben and Mary (Bam ford) (Corliss Family, p. 
101), of New Hampton, farmer, b. at Alexandria 12 Oct. 1812, d. 
3 Sept. 1870. 10. Thomas P., of New Hampton, farmer, m. 15 
June 1853 (town records) Harriett L. George, adopted daa. of 
Stephen Magoon. 11. Clarissa A'., b. 7 Apr. 1830 ; d. 1 July 1903; 
m. George* Huckins, s. of Ellphalet^ (34) and Fanny (Hanaford). 
12. Joseph, of Brockton, Mass., shoe-worker, b. 30 Nov. 1833; 
d. s. p. 23 Nov. 1890; m. 10 Nov. 1853 Joanna Drake, dau. of John 
and Abigail (Hanaford), b. at New Hampton 27 Apr. 1829, livhig 
(1910) at Brockton, Mass. 

17. vll. Daniel, b. II Jan. 1787. 

18. viil. Jam£s, b. 7 Jan. 1789. 

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ix. BCary (Polly), b. 21 Feb. 1791 (town records) ; d. 25 Apr. 1862; 
m. at New Hampton, 24 May 1811 (i&.), Stephen Smith, s. of 
Stephen and Mary, of New Hampton and Meredith Centre, 1841, 
farmer, b. at New Hampton 28 Jan. 1790 (i6.), d. at New Hampton 
Dec. 1868 (»&.)• Children, b. at New Hampton: 1. Sarahs' b. 
29 Mar. 1812 (»6.)- 2. Hannah Huckins, b. 11 Nov. 1813 (ih,) ; d. 
31 Jan. 1842 (tombstone) ; m. 11 June 1836 John Sherbum Corliss, 
s. of Reuben and Mary (Bamford), of New Hampton, farmer, b. 
at Alexandria 12 Oct. 1812, d. 3 Sept. 1870. 3. Daniel T., b. 15 
Apr. 1816 ; d. 1 July 1816 (tombstone). 4. jDow, of Quhicy, Mass., 
quarryman. 5. JStqf>hen Thurston, of New Hampton. 6. George 
JSuUivan, of Wisconsin. 7. Benjamin. 8. Elizabeth. 9. John J., 
b. 1835; d. 19 Mar. 1841 (tombstone). 
19. X. Charles, b. 11 Jan. 1793. 

xi. Hannah, b. 22 Jan. 1796 ; d. at Plymouth 17 Feb. 1882 ; m. 23 Jan. 
1820 Bradbury Wilkinson, s. of Benning (who was a soldier 
from Salisbury, Mass., in the Revolution) and Deborah (Langley), 
of Gilford, 1820, and of Campton, 1828, farmer, soldier in the 
War of 1812, pensioner, b. at Allenstown 19 Apr. 1793, d. at 
Campton 22 Nov. 1851. Children, the first three bom at Gilford, 
the others at Campton (family Bible in possession, 1910, of Brad- 
bury J." Wilkinson, s. of Charles H.^ of Antrim) : 1. Mary P.,^ 
b. 20 Nov. 1820 ; d. July 1878 ; m. in Boston, 28 Nov. 1848, Ephraim 
Albert* Chandler, s. of John^ and Marian F. (Darling) (Chandler 
Genealogy, p. 1084), of Wheelock, Vt., farmer, b. at Wheelock, Vt., 
18 Dec. 1818, d. 6 Feb. 1892. 2. Warren W., of Plymouth, farmer, 
real-estate dealer, town officer, b. 1 Jan. 1823; living (1910) ; m. 
8 Apr. 1847 Mary M. Moses, dau. of John and Nancy (Adams), 
b. at Campton 22 Aug. 1826, d. at Plymouth 31 Oct. 1904. 8. 
John JET., of Plymouth, railroad employee, b. 18 Dec. 1824 ; d. 81 
Dec. 1870; m. Ql) 27 Oct. 1852 Nancy Robie, dau. of Samuel and 
Eunice (Roberts), b. at New Hampton 20 Dec. 1826, d. 13 July 
1862 ; m. (2) 15 Apr. 1863 Mary Charlotte Smith, dau. of Daniel M. 
and Hannah (Abbott), b. at Holdemess 14 May 1834, d. at Laconia 
4. Apr. 1913. 4. Lovina, b. 6 Feb. 1828 ; d. 8,p, at Campton 1849 ; 
m. at Merrimack, 6 Feb. 1849, Alfred Page, s. of Samuel and 
Vashti (Dustln), of Campton, tinsmith, b. at Campton 13 Aug. 
1823, d. at Wentworth 2 May 1893. 5. Charles J/., of Plymouth, 
1857, dairy farmer, b. 5 Apr. 1830; d. 6 May 1897 (town records) ; 
m. (1) Sept. 1864 Hortense Brown, dau. of Benjamin and Mary 
(Colby), b. at Rumney 1 July 1833, d. 31 July 1866 ; m. (2) 2 Sept. 
1867 Martha £. L. Colby, dau. of Anthony and Esther (Smith), b. 
at Franklin 24 June 1841, d. 18 June 1872; m. (3) 24 Jan. 1876 
Hannah Powers, dau. of Gideon and Hannah TCrosby), b. at Hebron 
3 May 1831, d. at Rumney 18 Aug. 1897. 6. George if., of Laconia, 
tinsmith, b. 26 May 1837; d. 3 May 1899 {ib.); m. (1) 29 Nov. 
1862 Mary D. Wilkinson, dau. of Jacob and Leah (Randlett), b. at 
Gilford 1838, d. May 1874 ; m. (2) 28 Oct. 1878 Elizabeth A. Tyler, 
dau. of James and Clara (Damon), b. at Canaan 23 Apr. 1846, d. 
at Laconia 14 Oct. 1912. 
xil. Nancy, b. 14 Mar. 1799; d. 5 Dec. 1871 (tombstone); m. 22 Jan. 
1818 (town records) Samuel Plaistkd, s. of Samuel and Margery* 
(Hucklns) (14, 1). Children, b. at New Hampton (family Bible 
In possession, 1910, of Edward M.* Hucklns of New Hampton) : 
1. Oren C,^ of New Hampton, farmer, b. 19 Nov. 1818; d. 18 
Nov. 1885 (town records) ; m. (I) 8 Oct. 1844 his cousin, Judith 
P.^ Hucklns (16, Ix), dau. of John* and Mary (Bumham) ; m. (2) 
20 June 1868 (ib.) Nancy (Rowe), dau. of John and Mary (Scrlb- 
ner) and former wife of Alexander Frost, b. at HUl, d. 2 May 
1908. 2. Benaiah !>., of Meredith, merchant, b. 25 Oct. 1820; d. 
8 Dec. 1902 ; m. (1) Amanda Carr, dau. of David, b. at Holder- 
ness, d. s.p. 27 Feb. 1861 ((6.); m. (2) Laura Bemis, dau. of 
Isaac and Laura (Uadley), b. at Bethlehem 3 June 1840, d. 27 Sept. 
1878 {ib.) ; m. (3) 20 Nov. 1881 LovUla E. (Woodman) John- 

274 Descendants of Robert Huchins {^^J 

son, daa. of Andrew and Hannah (Bacon) and widow of Joseph G., 
b. at Boscawen 22 July 1829, d. 6 Jan. 1904. 8. Mary Ann^ b. 
5 Jan. 1828; d. 28 July 1894; m. 36 Apr. 1843 her cooain, CalyUi 
Smith^ Hucklns (45), s. of John* and Mary (Bumham). 4. ifof- 
tha Q., b. 28 Aug. 1825 ; d. 12 Feb. 1904 ; m. 11 Sept. 1846 her cousin, 
Horace^ Hucklns (59), s. of Cliarles'and Susan (Wilkinson). 5. 
James H., of Meredith, farmer, b. 8 Nov. 1838; d. 16 Aug. 1908; 
m. (1) 15 Nov. 1849 his coushi, Almira S.^ Huckins, (19, vi), 
dau. of Charles' and Susan (Wilidnson) ; m. (8) 36 Jan. 1856 (ib.) 
Sarah E. Harte, dau. of John and Mary (Webster), b. at Sandwich 
34 Feb. 1880, d. 18 Apr. 1901. 6. Susan M,, b. 11 Feb. 1881; d. 
7 Aug. 1908 (/&.) ; m. 80 Nov. 1849 her cousin, Timothy P. Smith' 
Huckins (60) , s. of Charles' and Susan (Wilkinson) . 7. SamueU of 
Ashland, fanner, b. 29 July 1888 ; livhig (1910) ; m. 14 Feb. 1856 his 
third cousin, Phebe Plaisted, dau. of Horace Lyman and Sarah H. 
(Taylor), b. at New Hampton 10 Aug. 1886, living (1910). 8. 
Charles H.^ of Meredith, b. 36 Jan. 1886; d. unm. 23 Apr. 1857 
(tombstone) . 9. Amanda^ b. 38 June 1888 ; living (1910) at Mere- 
dith ; m. 14 Jan. 1854 EUram McCriUis, s. of Benjamin and Nancy 
A. (Huntress), of Centre Harbor, farmer, b. at Centre Harbor 
1888, d. 1 June 1901. 

10. Robert' Huckins {John^^ Bobert^* Jamss^ Eohert'^)^ yeoman, bom at 
Oyster River Parish 28 June 1725 and baptized 29 Aug. 1725, 
married, 25 Sept 1746, Hannah' Boody, daughter of Zechariah^ 
(Strafford Deeds, vol. 1, p. 17), and died before 5 N6y. 1793, wlien 
his will, dated 24 Jan. 1785, was proiiiBd (Strafford Probate Reoordiy 
vol. 4, p. 49). His will mentions his wife Hannah, his sons Robert, 
Israel, Jonathan, and Andrew, and his daughters Rebecca and 

In 1773 he was living at Madbury on a farm of 70 acres which 
he had of his father (Strafford Deedis, vol. 1, p. 60). 

Children, born probably at Madbury : 

I. Rebecca,' b. 15 Nov. 1747 ; m. Lucab of Wolf eborough, farmer. 

20. ii. BoBEKT, b. 26 Apr. 1750. 

ill. Hannah, b. 6 Oct. 1753; d. 4 Dec. 1766. 

iv. Abigail, b. 10 Oct. 1766. 

V. John, b. 17 July 1759 ; d. 80 Aug. 1769. 

21. vl. Israel, b. 15 Sept. 1760. 

vii. Jonathan, of Madbury, farmer, soldier in the Revolution (N. H. 
State Papers, vol. 14, p. 225), b. 81 Mar. 1763; d. ».p. ; ra. 3 Xot. 
1784 (town records) Lydia ELanson, dan. of James, b. at BarrlDg- 
ton 7 June 17G6. 

22. viii. Andrew, b. 16 Aug. 1768. 

ix. Hannah Boody, m. 1777 Hunking* Damb, s. of Moses* and Ann* 
(Hunking) (Register, vol. 66, p. 217), of Lee, tanner, b. at Lee 
1744, d. 1827. Children, b. at Lee (i6.; family Bible in posses- 
sion, 1910, of Charles Dame of Lee): 1. Anna^^ b. 1780; d. 
24 Feb. 1848 ; m. (1) 2 Feb. 1808 (town records) her double cousin, 
Moses^ Huckins (61), s. of Robert* and Mary* (Dame); m. (2), 
as his second wife, Moses Davis of Lee. 2. Sarahs b. 1783: d. 
1843; m. at Lee 1806 (i6.) William^ Bartlett, s. of Joslah D* 
and Ruth (Whittier) (Greeley family, p. 169), of Lee, New Du^ 
ham, and Dover, farmer, b. at Lee 16 Aug. 1782, d. 9 July 1843. 
3. Hunking, of Nottingham, Innkeeper, farmer, b. 16 May 17S6; 
d. 16 Feb. 1852 ; m. at Lee, 1809 (town records), Lydia C. Durgin, 
dau. of Josiah, b. at Lee 6 Mar. 1790, d. 6 Mar. 1847. 4. IsraeU of Lee, 
farmer, miller, b. 26 Aug. 1 788 ; d. 3 Apr. 1872 ; m. at Lee, 1810 (i6.), 
Hannah Durgin, dau. of Josiah, b. at Lee 3 May 1794. 6. Abigail, 
b. 1790; m. 1813 (i6.) Charles Rundlett of Durham. 6. Suun, 
b. 15 Feb. 1793; d. 17 Aug. 1886; m. 26 Dec. 1817 Jonathan Wit- 
son Emerson, s. of Stephen and Eunice (Watson) of Northwood, 

1913] Descendants of Robert Huchins 275 

carpenter, b. at Northwood 38 Jan. 1792, d. at Lyme 1861. 7. 
Stephen^ of Durham, fanner, b. 1796; d. unm. at Durham 1878. 
8. Jonathan^ b. 1798 ; d. 1807. 

11. John* Huckins (John,^ Boberty* James^ Robert^), yeoman, born in 
Oyster River Parish and baptized 25 Sept. 1737, married Mart 

, who was bom 1730 and died 20 Apr. 1820, aged 90 years 

(tombstone). He died at Barrington 20 Dec. 1794 (tombstone at 
Strafford, which states incorrectly his age at death). 

He was of Madbury District in 1743, but about 1773 removed 
with his father to Barrington and settled on land overlooking Bow 
Lake, in what is now Strafford, where the widow of Daniel' Huckins 
( Joseph,' John') was living in 1910. He was moderator and sur- 
veyor of highways at Barrington. 

Children, probably all bom at Madbury : 

28. 1. John,* b. abt. 1759. 

24. 11. James, b. abt. 1762. 

25. iii. Samuel (probably), b. abt. 1764. 

iv. Mary (Mollie), b. 1766; d. unm. at Strafford 20 May 1851 (tomb- 
stone) . 

V. Fhbbe, m. 31 Oct. 1782 Ebenezer Hates of Barrington, farmer 
(J\r. //. Gen. Becord^ vol. 4, p. 151; McDuffie's Rochester, p. 608). 

vl. Lydia, d. unm. at Meredith. 

26. vil. Ebenezer (probably), b. abt. 1775. 

Perhaps others of whom no record has been found. 

12. Isaac* Huckins (Robert,^ Robert^* James,'' Robert^), yeoman, born at 

Madbury 22 Feb. 1747 (Stearns's Plymouth, vol. 2, p. 358), mar- 

ried, before 1774, Ltdia Clat, who was born 7 Dec. 1749. He 

was of Durham, 1768, Barrington, 1773, Bamstead, 1777, Chichester, 

1777, and Pittsfield, 1790. He was living 29 Sept. 1814 (Rock- 

ingham Deeds, vol. 205, p. 34J), but was dead 5 Dec. 1818 (t6., vol. 

238, p. 6). 

Children (family Bible in possession, 1910, of Isaac S.* Huckins 

of Bay City, Mich.) : 

1. Isaac,* of Pittsfield, b. 29 Nov. 1774 ; d. bef. 21 May 1800 (Rockhig- 
ham Probate Records, vol. 83, p. 267), leaving a widow Mehitable, 
at whose request administration was granted to Dr. Benjamhi 
Kelly of Loudon. It appears from the petition (original package, 
6695) to sell his real estate that he left two children, of whom one 
was probably Isaac^ not yet of age on 5 Dec. 1818 (Rockingham* 
Deeds, vol. 238, p. 5) . His widow was living at that date at Pitts- 
field (i6.). 

27. il. Joseph, b. 6 Aug. 1777. 

28. ill. Samuel, b. 22 Nov. 1781. 

iv. Abigail, b. 16 Aug. 1784; d. unm. 

V. James, of Bridge water, b. 4 Aug. 1789; m. 4 June 1828 (town 

records) Nancy Brown of Northfield ; no further record, 
vl. John, b. 4 Apr. 1792 ; no further record. 

13. Lieut. Thomas* Huckins ( Thomas,^ Robert,* James^ Robert^), joiner, 

born at Durham 28 Mar. 1736, married Sarah , who was 

bom 12 Apr. 1736 and died at Freedom 11 Mar. 1826. He died 
6 Mar. 1786. His will, dated 25 Feb. 1786 and proved 16 Aug. 
178G (Strafford Probate Records, vol. 2, p. 230), mentions his wife 
Sarah and all his children except Abijah, Israel, and Paul, who 
were then dead. The inventory amounted to £847. 19s. Id. 


276 Descendants of Robert JIuckins [Mj 

He was of Lee, 1766, and in 177S he had ISO acres then 
(Strafford Deeds, vol. 41, p. 94). 

He enlisted first in Tadker*s company for the Crown Point ex- 
pedition (Adjutant-General's Report, 1866, yd. 2, pp. 188, 139), 
then in Moor's company, which took part in the battle of Lake 
George, 8 Sept. 1755, and was styled lieutenant in the town recoidi 
of Lee as early as 1772. He was sncoessiyely constable and sor- 
yeyor at Lee. 

Children, bom at Durham (family record compUed hv Albert 
Ward, sen of Lois^ (Huckins), in possession, 1910, cdt George 
Frank* Huckins of Freedom) : 

i. Sarah,* b. 5 Oct. 1756 ; m. Josxra* DuBonr, s. of J<dm* and Su- 
sanna (Pitman) (Ck>g8well's Nottingham, p. 681), of Lee and 
North EflSngham, fiurmer, b. at Durham 1768, d. 1884. CfaUdna 
(<&., p. 682) : 1. Sarah^^ m. Noah Shaw, perhaps s. of Joseph 
and Deborah (Durgin). 2. Lydia, m. Jeremiah Stokes of North- 
wood. 8. Noah, of Freedom, farmer, b. 1780 (?). 4. DmiUg 
Leavttt, of Effingham, m. 29 Nov. 1821 (town records) Sophia 
Milllken, b. at Effingham (?). 6. Love, b. 22 Mar. 1789 ; d. 17 Ifsj 
1845 ; m. (1) 80 Sept. 1808 John Taylor, s. of Eliphalet and Ablgafl 
(Bnnnells) (Bnnnells Family, p. 189), of Sfflngham, N. H., and 
of Porter, Me., b. at Northwood 1787 ; m. (2) 12 June 1819, as his 
second wife, Elisha Stanley of Porter, Me.; b. at Shaplelgli, Me., 
18 Feb. 1787, d. 7 July 1862. 6. Tkoma9, of Effingham, finwr, 
b. 8 Aug. 1791 (town records) ; d. 17 June 1844 (tombstone) ; m. 
Abigail Taylor, dau. of Eliphalet and Abigail (Bnnnells) (Bunndls 
FamUy, p. 189), b. at Northwood 28 Sept. 1790, d. 21 Mar. 185$ 
(tombstone). 7. Eunice, b. 1799; d. 1869 (town records); m. st 

Effingham, 8 Jan. 1827 (ib,), John Toung, s. of Daniel and 

(Nason), of Freedom, farmer, b. at Osslpee 1804, d. 28 Feb. 1886 
(i&.). 8. Polly, d. imm. 

ii. Mary, b. 4 July 1759; d. at London, Ont., 1889; m. 1777 Thomas* 
Randall, s. of Miles^ (Nathaniel,' Richard,* Richard>) and Abi- 
gail* (Runnells), of Lee, N. H., Farsonsfleld, Me., and London, Ont., 
1808« merchant, farmer, drayman, b. at Lee 1758, d. at Quebec 
1818. Children: 1. Thomas,^ of Tarsonsfleld, Me., and Eaton, 
N. U., mariner, farmer, poet, b. 18 June 1778; d. 7 Apr. 1869; m. 
Ang. 17U8 (town records) Lydia Mathes, dau. of Gideon (?) and 
Ann (Whitcher), b. at Lee 11 Dec. 1779, d. 31 Aug. 1866 (Runnelli 
Family, p. 123; History of Parsonsfleld, p. 399). 2. Job, of Lee, 
N. H., and Newburyport, Mass., carpenter, b. 13 Oct. 1785; d. 18 
Sept. 1837 ; m. 10 May 1808 Lydia Davis, dau. of Moses and Re- 
becca (Plummer), b. at Newbury^Jort, Mass., 15 Apr. 1787, d. S 
Oct. 1864. 8. Paul, of Melbourne, Out., farmer, preaclier. 4. 
Jtmathan, of Canada and of Bangor, Me., preaclier. 5. Israd^ 
of London, Ont.. and of Danville, Vt., farmer. 6. Abi^fail^ d. 19 
Feb. 1868 ; m. 29 Sept. 1805 Tobias* Libby, s. of Isaac* and Sarah 
(Coleman) (Libby Family, p. 226), of Porter, Me., farmer, town 
officer, b. at Rochester 2 Apr. 1783, d. 30 June 1858. 7. Matj^ 
m. Thomas^ Huckins (88), s. of Josiah* and Mary (Randall). 8. 

LSarah, m. Hall (Runnells Family, p. 123). 9. Warrtn,ot 

Tendon, Ont., and Port Huron, Mich., manufacturer, preacher. 
29. iii. Simon, b. 1 Jan. 1762. 

iv. Lyi>ia, b. 27 Feb. 1764; d. 15 July 1866; m. 1790 (?) Danirl Wat^ 
SON, s. of Daniel and Eunice, of Effingham, farmer, b. at San- 
down 25 Dec. 1765, d. at Farmington 11 June 1853 (town records). 
Children, bom at Efflingham: 1. Elizabeth IF.,^ b. Sept. 1791; 
m. 7 Nov. 1822 (ib.) Thomas Andrews, s. of Amos, of Effingham, 
farmer. 2. Hannah^ b. Dec. 1792, d. unm. 1870. 3. Jlaie, of 
Freedom, farmer, b. 12 Aug. 1795 ; d. 7 July 1888; m. 12 Jan. 182S 
(ib.) Martha* Thurston, dau. of Oliver* and Austress (Ooss) 
(Thurston FamUy, p. 124), b. at Meredith 1 Dec. 1803, d. 16 Feb. 

1913] Descendants of Robert Buchins 277 

1893. 4. Paul C, of Effingham, Tamworth, 1842, and Chatham, 
1845, fanner, b. 19 May 1805 ; d. at Chatham 18 Jan. 1888 ; m. 17 
June 1828 (town records) his cousin, Hannah' Hnckins, dam. of 
Dea. Simon' (29) and Lois (Randall). 

v. Thomas, b. 18 Apr. 1766; d. 8 Aug. 1789. 
30. vi. JosiAH, b. 19 May 1768. 

Yii. LovB, b. 2 Sept. 1770 ; d. nnm. 18 Apr. 1790. 

viU. Abijah, b. 24 Ang. 1772 ; d. 25 Oct. 1780. 

ix. Israel, b. 11 Jane 1775; d. 25 Oct. 1780. 

X. Hannah, b. 14 Sept. 1777 ; m. at Madbury, 20 Apr. 1800 (town rec- 
ords), Osgood Ward of Lee, farmer. 

xi. Paul, b. 29 Feb. 1780; d. 21 Oct. 1780. 

14. Joseph* Huckins (Joseph,^ JRobert* James* Robert^) j joiner, bom at 
Durham 30 June 1736, married first, about. 1758, Mabt^ Kellt, 
daughter of Holdrich* ( Roger,' Roger^) and Hannah (Whitaker), 
who was bom at StraUiam 17 Apr. 1733 and died at Gilmanton 
7 Mar. 1791; and secondly, 8 May 1791 (town records), Sarah 
(Glines) Merrill, widow, of Gilmanton. He died at Bamstead 
3 Apr. 1819, and was buried in the Merrill burying-ground at 
Bamstead, near Seward's Hill, on the Province Road (Jewett's 
Bamstead, p. 119). His will, dated 11 May 1815 and proved 26 
Apr. 1819, mentions his wife Sarah, all his children except Stephen, 
and Mary, daughter of his son Samuel (Strafiford Probate Records, 
vol. 23, p. 53). 

He was of Nottingham, 1762, and in 1770 bought 200 acres at 
Gilmanton, parts of lots 5 and 6 in the Upper Gore (Strafford 
Deeds, vol. 7, p. 66). He was of Gilmanton, 1773, and of Bams- 
tead, 1793. Until 1790 there were but three houses at Gilmanton 
Comer. That of Joseph Huckins stood by the brook since called 
Huckins's Brook, near the present site of Gilmanton Academy 
(Lancaster's Gilmanton, p. 136). 

He was a soldier in the Revolution {ih. p. 119). 

Children by first wife, the first two born at Lee, the last at Gil- 
manton, the others at Nottingham (family Bible in possession, 1910, 
of Nancy Jennie' (Huckins) Carr of Ashland) : 

i. Margery,' b. 5 Mar. 1759 ; d. 6 Mar. 1838 (tombstone) ; m. at Gil- 
manton, 29 Nov. 1781 (town records), Samuel Plaisted, s. of 
WUliam* and Judith* (Rlcker) (Tate's MS. Diary, p. 16; Maine 
Genealogist^ vol. 2, p. 107), of New Hampton, 1777, farmer, sol- 
dier in the Revolution (N. H. State Papers, vol. 16, p. 172), b. at 
Dover (Somersworth) 1767, d. 16 Sept. 1883 (tombstone). In 
1779 he purchased 60 acres in the northeasterly corner of New 
Hampton, on the easterly slope of Pettee Hill, at the head of 
Plaisted Brook, where (1910) Rodney* Huckins lives. Children, 
bom at New Hampton (see town records) : 1. Judith^'' b. 28 Aug. 
1782; m. 11 Sept. 1803 Bradbury Kenlston of New Hampton, far- 
mer. 2. Stephen^ of Ashland, farmer, b. 19 Sept. 1784; d. 16 Jan. 
1863; m. 6 Jan. 1809 Hannah Clark, dau. of Joseph and Hannah 
(Clough), b. at Rumney 26 Feb. 1783, d. 6 Mar. 1867. 3. Bicker, 
of New Hampton, farmer, b. 3 Jan. 1787; d. 1869; m. (1) 1 Oct. 
1806 Eunice Perkins ; m. (2) Sarah Smith, widow, d. 1863 ; m. (3) 
9 June 1867 Eliza Jane Hawkins, widow of Jacob, b. 1830. 4. 
Joseph, of Monmouth, Me., 1819, and of Phillips, Me., 1826, farmer, 
b. 3 Mar. 1789 ; d. at Lowell, Mass. ; m. Lois Kelly, b. at Mere- 
dith, d. at Phillips, Me. 6. Sarah, b. 8 Aug. 1791; d. «.p. ; m. 
6 June 1834 Simeon Johnson of Campton, farmer. 6. Hannah, b. 
22 Aug. 1793; d. unm. 11 Sept. 1848 (tombstone). 7. Samuel, of 

• Vids supra, p. 188. 

278 Deaeendanie ofBobeti ffmekiuM [Jidf 

New Baaapton, farmer, b. 24 Julj 1796; d. 10 JoM 1888; m. (1) 
82 Jan. 1818 Nan^ Haddna, dan. of James* (9) and Dorcss (Bkk- 
ford; m. (2) 4 Apr. 1872 Maiy (Carter) Smith, dan. of Fii^ 
aoDB and widow of Nathan, b. at Sandwich 17 Dec 1806, d. at 
Meredith 6 Apr. 1886. 8. WOliam^ of New Hampton, N. H., Bange- 
ley. Me., 1830, and milips. Me., 1840, fiurmer, b. 80 May 1797; d. 
17 Mar. 1886 ; m. 18 Jan. 1828 Sarah Tncker, b. at Meredith ilpr. 
1799, d. at Chestenrille, Me., 11 Feb. 1896. 9. JTofy (iVi<ly), b. 
8 Jane 1799; d. 2 Sept. 1868; m. 9 Apr. 1820 Fet/a Ames of 
Holdemess, firmer, b. at Gilford Feb. 1792, d. at Meredith 26 Dee. 
U. Stephen, b. 4 Apr. 1760; enlisted 4 July 1780 for the West Fdbit 
expedition; d. at West Point 28 Ang. 1780 (N. H. State Fi^ien, 
vol. 16, pp. 121, 164). 

81. ill. John, b. 24 Mar. 1762. 

It. Mabt, b. 1 Feb. 1766 ; d. 1884 ; m. 22 Oct 1787 (town reecnrds) 
WiLUAX* BoTNTOM, s. of John* and Anna (Smith) (Boynton 
Family, p. 48), of Gilmanton, 1786, New Hampton, 1789, and 
Meredith, 1798, farmer, b. at Nottingham 20 Sept. 1761, d. 20 
Sept. 1814 (N. H. (Senealogy, p. 748). (Hiildren, the first bom at 
Gilmanton, the last three at Meredith, the others at New Hampton 
(Boynton Family, p. 48) : 1. WiUiam^^ of Bangor, Me., teacher, 
civil engineer, surveyor, b. 18 Mar. 1786 ; m. 8 Dec. 1812 his cousin, 
Mary A.^ Hnckins, dan. of Joseph* (82) and Mary (Jenness), b. 
at Farsonsfleld, Me., 27 July 1794, d. Ang. 1872. 2. Jom^, of 
Meredith, farmer, b. 26 Apr. 1790; d. 12 Sept. 1883; m. 8 Dec 
1811 Nancy* St. COair, dan. of Thomas* and Nancy (Fihe) (Sbidair 
Family, p. 108), b. at Meredith 17 Dec. 1796, d. 16 Get. 1864. 8. 
Jfary, b. 22 Mar. 1791 ; d. at Bridgewater 81 Joly 1862 ; m. at New 
Hampton, 8 Dec 1811 (town records), Joseph Godfrey^ Dow, s. of 
Levi* and Abigail (Godfrey) (Dow*s Hampton, p. 688), of New 
Hampton, fanner, b. at New Hampton 80 Ang. 1789, d. 8 Dec. 
1831. 4. Xanqf, b. 10 Apr. 1793; d. at Lowell, Mass., 22 June 
1849 ; m. 12 Sept. 1811) (town records) her cousin, Nicholas Giiman* 
Seward, s. of George* and Sarah' (Hnckins) (14, viii). 6. Joa» 
SUvens, b. 8 Jan. 1796; d. 21 July 1877; m. 20 Nov. 1816 James* 
Proctor, s. of Thomas* and Frances (Kimball) (Proctor Family, 
p. 88), of Lowell, Mass., manufacturer, builder, b. at Loudon 8 
May 1795, d. 28 Sept. 18G2. 6. Ebenezer, of New Hampton, Mere- 
dith, Plymouth, 1841, Canterbury, 1853, and Lisbon, fanner, b. 26 
Dec. 1798; d. 16 Mar. 1881 ; m. (1) 18 May 1823 Betsey S. Hart 
dau. of Theodore and Abigail (Smith), b. at Meredith 1 Nov. 1803. 
d. 13 June 1836 ; m. (2) 8 Oct. 1836 Susan R.^ Huckins. dau. of 
Robert" (16) and Deborah (Gordon); m. (3) 29 Oct. 1866 Mrs. 
Hannah B. Cheney; m. (4) 12 July 1866 (town records) Mrs. 
Betsey Kclsey. 7. Charles Glidden^ b. 9 Aug. 1801; d. unm. 25 
Apr. 1823. 8. Sarah Jane, b. 26 Dec. 1803; d. unm. 

82. V. JOSKPH, b. 27 Oct. 1767. 

vi. Eunice, b. 16 July 1769; d. 3 July 1826; m. (1) at Gilmanton, 30 
Dec. 1790 (town records), as his second wife, Nicholas' Gilman, 
s. of Joshua* and Esther^ (Sanborn) (Gilman Family, p. 240), of 
Gilmanton, farmer, b. at Kensington 6 Sept. 1760, d. 22 Nov. 1798; 
m. (2) Benjamin Gurknskt. Children by first husband, born 
probably at Gilmanton (Gilman family, p. 248; History of Gil- 
manton, p. 272) : 1. Joshua^ of Effingham. 2. Joseph, 3. Eliza- 
beth. Child by second husband : 4. Ty'amueh 
88. vii. Samuel, b. 12 July 1771. 

viii. Sakaii, b. 9 Oct. 1773; d. at Milton, Mass., 21 Nov. 1847; m. tt 
Gilmanton, 11 Feb. 1794 (town records), Georob* Srwakd, s. of 
Joseph* and Lucy (Lang) of Barrington, N. H., 1794, Waiden. Vt., 
1796, and Barnstead, N. H., 1800, farmer, b. at Portsmouth 6 Apr. 
1771, d. at Milton, Mass., 3 June 1864. Children, the first two bom 
at Walden, Vt., the others at Barnstead, N. H. (family Bible hi 
possession, 1910, of G^rge R.' Seward, s. of George W.,* of Bo5- 

1913] Descendants of Robert Huckins 279 

ton) : 1. Sunice,^ b. 17 Feb. 1797 ; d. 28 Jan. 1891 ; m. 11 Apr. 
1816 Oliver* Dennett, s. of Moses^ and Elizabeth (Natter), of 
Bamstead, farmer, b. at Bamstead 6 Nov. 1780, d. 11 July 1865. 
2. Nicholas Oilman^ of Meredith, farmer, b. 9 Feb. 1799; d. at 
Ripon, Wis., 18 Aug. 1862; m. 12 Sept. 1819 (town records) his 
coasin, Nancy Boynton, dan. of William and Mary* (Huckins) 
(14, iv.). 8. Joseph^ of Bamstead, farmer, b. 27 June 1801; d. 
8. p. ; m. £unice Guernsey, b. at £fflngham. 4. ijlarah^ b. 11 Dec. 
1803 ; d. 5 Dec. 1877 ; m. John* Adams, s. of William^ and Hannah 
(Jacobs) (Adams History, p. 485), of Bamstead, carpenter, b. at 
Bamstead 1800, d. 28 Nov. 1877. 5. Mehitable, b. 8 June 1805; 
d. 23 June 1819. 6. Mary Kelly, b. 16 Feb. 1807; d. 12 Jan. 1889; 
m. 27 Oct. 1825 (town records) her cousin, Joshua* Seward, s. of 
Samuel* and Mary (Edgerly), of Wakefield, farmer, b. at Wake- 
field 13 Dec. 1802, d. 7 Feb. 1866. 7. Eliza Payson, b. 24 Apr. 
1809; d. at Melrose, Mass., 28 Aug. 1890; m. 28 Apr. 1836 James 
Barnes, s. of Stephen and Elizabeth (Park), of LoweU, Mass., 
clerg3nnan, b. at Marlborough, Mass., 8 June 1799, d. at Man- 
chester, N. H., 9 Jan. 1857. 8. Buth Jane, b. 24 June 1811 ; d. at 
Newton, Mass., 9 Aug. 1901; m. 28 Mar. 1832 Nathaniel Wilson, 
s. of James* and Lucinda (Page) (Nathaniel Wilson Chart), of 
Lowell, Mass., and Lawrence, Mass., druggist, postmaster, city 
treasurer, b. at Pelham, N. H., 10 Oct. 1808, d. at Lawrence, Mass., 
15 Mar. 1854. 9. George Washington, of Milton, Mass., bridge- 
builder, b. 26 Sept. 1813; d. at Cambridge, Mass., 21 Aug. 1880; 
m. 7 Apr. 1889 Lucy Amanda Derby, £iu. of Rufus and Sarah 
(Bragdon), b. at Lyman, Me., 24 Apr. 1818, d. 19 Dec. 1903. 10. 
Lucy Annj b. 24 Feb. 1817 ; d. in Boston 15 June 1870; m. in Bos- 
ton, 7 Sept. 1843 (city records) , John Reed of Boston, mariner, 
soldier in the Civil War, b. in Scotland. 11. Nancy Melissa, b. 28 
Feb. 1820 ; d. 20 Feb. 1883 ; m. 3 Feb. 1845 Jabez Frederick, s. of 
William and Mary Swett (Derby), of Boston, merchant, b. at Bel- 
fast, Me., 22 Feb. 1820, d. 30 Nov. 1869. 

15. Robert* Huckins (t/biwe*,* James,* Robert,^ James,* Robert}), of New 
Hampton, farmer, bom at Gilmanton 25 May 1775, died 10 Jan. 
1843. He married first, 16 Mar. 1801 (town records), Deborah 
Gordon, daughter of Jonathan and Ann, who was bom at Brent- 
wood 17 Dec. 1781 and died 28 Feb. 1819 ; secondly, 17 Oct 1819 
(ib,), Rebecca Maooon, who was bom 11 Apr. 1774 and died 8 
July 1822 ; and thirdly, 21 Sept. 1823 (ib.), Abigail Mudoett, 
daughter of Joseph and Mehitable (Eastman), who was bom at 
New Hampton 29 Mar. 1781 and died 18 June 1871. 

Children by first wife, born in New Hampton (family Bible in 
possession, 1910, of Almon S." Huckins of New Hampton) : 

34. i. Eliphalet,^ b. 17 Mar. 1802. 

ii. Jonathan, b. 19 Dec. 1804 ; d. 20 Feb. 1806. 

85. ill. Thomas, b. 16 Nov. 1805. 

S6. Iv. James, b. 29 Mar. 1807. 

V. Nancy, b. 19 July 1809 ; d. s. p. 7 Oct. 1881 ; m. 12 Feb. 1856, as hiB 
third wife, Darius Abbott, b. of Paul and Naomi (Carr), of 
Sandwich, farmer, b. at Hillsborough 14 May 1808, d. 19 May 1875. 
vi. Susan R., b. 28 Mar. 1811 ; d. 28 Feb. 1856; m. 8 Oct. 1886, as his 
second wife, Ebknrzer* Boynton, s. of William* and Mary* 
(Huckins) (14, iv). ChUdren, b. at Plymouth (family Bible in 
possession, 1910, of Susan L.' (Boynton) James of Abilene, Kan.) : 
1. James Huckins,* of Franklin, N. J., carpenter, b. 23 Mar. 1838; 
d. at Vineland, N. J., 5 Feb. 1875; m. at Franklin, N. J., 27 Mar. 
1861, Selina L. Guilford, dau. of Samuel T. and Submit C. (Tenny), 
b. at Salisbury 1 Not. 1840, d. 4 Nov. 1905. 2. Nancy Emily, b. 
8 Aug. 1839 ; d. unm. 8 Oct. 1856. 8. William Edwin, b. 26 Feb. 
1841 ; d. unm. at Meredith 17 May 1863. 4. Arthur Ward, of Box- 

280 Descendants ofRcheri Euckine [Jnlf 


bury, Vt., trayelling salesman, b. 6 Feb. 1848 ; d. at Bozbiirj, Yt, 

16 BCay 1871 ; m. Mary . 6. Suwan iMtttej b. 7 Bee. 1816; 

living (19^0) at Abilene, Kan. ; m. in Boston, 88 Ang. 1876 (eltj 
recoMs), Amos Davis James, s. of Samuel aiid Fbebe (Hartley), 
of Des Moines, coal operator, b. at MOlwood (Qoaker City), OMo, 
18 May 1846, d. at Applegate, Oreg., 88 Joly 1908. 8. Anna MwriOt 
b. 7 Dec. 1847; living (1910) at Meredith; m. (1) 11 Dee. 1888 
William A.* Lang, s. of Alfred* and Snsan B. (Barley), of Law* 
rence, Mass., bank cashier, b. at Lawrence, Mass., 10 Mar. 1847, 
living (1910) ; m. (8) 84 Nov. 1881 Hany Engard, s. of Joseph sad 
Harriet (Warren), of Philadelphia, bank deA, b. at FhiladdiAia 
4 Jane 1861, d. 86 Feb. 1886 ; m. (8) 7 Oct. 1901 Bdward McKinl^, 
s. of James and Elizabeth (Van der Hoven), of Philadelphia, bank 
derk, b. at Philadelphia 10 Jane 1844, d. 11 Dec. 1908. 
vii. Mart (Pollt) 8., b. 9 Mar. 1818; d. 86 Sept. 1880. 

87. viii. Jonathan Qobdon, b. 4 Apr. 1816. 

88. ix. Hknrt, b. 11 Feb. 1817. 

(Children by third wife : 

z. DxBORAH, b. 16 Jane 1884; d. «.p. 8 Oct. 1870; m. STLvnrnB B. 
Ams, adopted s. of Peter and Mary (Plalsted), of Holdemess and 
Warren, farmer, b. 1881, d. 89 Joly 1869 (tombstone). 

89. xi. Stbphxn Pitman, b. 6 Jane 1886. 
40. ziL Oblanik) G., b. 6 Jaly 1888. 

16. Dba. John* Huokins (Jamesy* Jagnes.* Sobertj* Jamegf* Bohrf)^ of 
New Hampton, burner, bom at Gilmanton 17 Dec 1782, died 8 
Oct 1877. He married first, 17 Feb. 1803 (town records), Judith 
Perkins, daagfater of Natluuoiel and Jodith (Smith), who was bom 
at Haverhill, Mass., 4 Mar. 1785 and died 20 June 1820 ; and 
secondly, 4 Mar. 1821 (i&). Mart Burnham, who was bom 2 Oct 
1796 and died 17 June 1867. 

He had a farm on the west slope of Shaw Hill, in New Hampton, 
where (1910) his grandson Charles B." Hackins lives. 

Children by first wife, bom at New Hampton (family BiUe in 
possession, 1910, of Charles B. Huckins, son of Calvin S.,^ of New 
Hampton) : 

i. Dorcas,^ b. 9 Dec. 1803 ; d. 8 Aug. 1888 ; m. 19 BCar. 1886 (town re- 
cords) WiNTHBOP TouNO Hanaford, s. of Benjamin and Ssnh 
(Wait), of New Hampton, farmer, New Hampton 8 Aug. 1804, 
d. 15 Mar. 1896. Children, bom at New Hampton (family Bible 
in possession, 1910, of Maria D." (Hanaford) Cady of Stonehsm, 
Mass.) : 1. Nathaniel Perkins,* of Chad wick, HI., 1863, farmer, 
b. 22 Oct. 1827 ; d. 15 Nov. 1903 ; m. 22 Aug. 1852 Znlema' Fres- 
cott, dau. of Col. John* and Lucinda (Webster) (Prescott Memo- 
rial, p. 396), b. at Holdemess 1 May 1832, d. 10 Apr. 1872. S. 
Leiois B., of Williamsburgh, Iowa, 1880, farmer, b. 25 Aug. 1829; 
d. 20 Feb. 1891 ; m. 21 Sept. 1854 (town records) Marion F.^ Cidyt 
dau. of Lyman* and Emily (Patrick) (Descendants of Nlch<te 
Cady, p. 140), b. at Windsor, Vt., 8 May 1832, living (1910) il 
North English, Iowa. 3. Sarah B., b. 25 Aug. 1829; d. 22 Not. 
1855; m. 31 Dec. 1851 Eben S. Thompson, s. of Bev. Samuel and 
Miriam (Morrison), of Holdemess, shoemaker, b. at Holderaett 
16 Mar. 1828, d. at Stoneham, Mass., 3 Feb. 1887. 4. Haria />.« 
b. 3 July 1882 ; living «. p. (1910) at Stoneham, Mass. ; m. IS 
June 1855 Collin^ Cady, s. of Lyman* and Emily (Patrick), of 
Newton Centre, Mass., 1874, tinsmith, b. at Windsor, Vt., 10 
Mar. 1828, d. 21 Mar. 1887. 5. Mary J., b. 15 Oct. 1833; d. imm. 
9 Apr. 1861. 6. Arah Baekuwod, of New Hampton, ftirmer, b. 1 
Mar. 1847 ; d. at Newport 27 Mar. 1906 ; m. 80 Nov. 1867 CaroUne 
M. Ward, dan. of Samuel and Nancy B. (Pease), b. at New Hamp- 
ton 21 May 1845, Uving (1910). 

1918] Descendants of Robert HucJeins 28 1 

41. ii. Nathanikl Ferkiks, b. 28 Jane 1806. 

42. ill. John Bxtzzkll, b. 81 May 1810. 
48. Iv. Thomas P., b. 11 July 1812. 
44. y. Enos a., b. 7 Jaly 1815. 

vl. Rachel J., b. 19 Aug. 1818; d. 9 Aug. 1897; m. 1840 (int. rec. 28 
May 1840) her cousin, John Moonet SinTH, s. of John and Esther* 
(Huckins) (9, vi). Children, bom at New Hampton (family Bible 
in possession, 1910. of Cady C Smith of New Hampton) : 1. 
HeUn Jf.,' b. 80 June 1841 ; d. 9 July 1906; m. 16 Feb. 1872 (town 
records) Abbott Morris^ Cotton, s. of Morris* and Hannah Libby 
(Bartlett) (Register, vol. 69, p. 88), of Laconia, 1880, stone-mason, 
b. at GUford 20 Mar. 1846, living (1910). 2. Frank A., b. 14 Nov. 
1843; d. unm. 27 Oct. 1887. 8. John Jf., of Wakefield, Mass., 
iron-moulder, b. 24 May 1848 ; d. 14 Sept. 1910; m. (1) 4 Dec. 1865 
(town records) Sarah Buzzell, dau. of Miles and Irene J. (Hill), 
b. at Concord 2 June 1847, d. 27 Mar. 1877 ; m. (2) 14 June 1879 
Jessie Dexter, dau. of James M. and Catherine (McMillen), b. at 
Amherst 4 Oct. 1856, living (1910) at Amherst. 4. Adeline, b. 28 
Jan. 1851 ; d. 23 Sept. 1866. 6. Cady C, of New Hampton, farm- 
er, b. 24 May 1860; living (1910) ; m. (1) 20 Mar. 1890 Elizabeth 
J. Haskins, dau. of William and Rachel J. (Fish), b. at Grafton 
2 May 1869, d. 2 Mar. 1907; m. (2) 9 Mar. 1910 Sarah B. Bunker, 
dau. of Eli and Martha S. (Clough), b. at Meredith 2 June 1877. 

Children by second wife (family Bible, tU supra) : 

46. vii. Calvin Smith, b. 11 July 1822. 

46. viii. Daniel G., b. 23 July 1825. 

ix. Judith P., b. 18 July 1827; d. 10 Aug. 1867; m. 8 Oct. 1844 her cou- 
sin, Oren C. Plaisted, s. of Samuel and Nancy* (Huckins) (9, zii). 
Children, bom at New Hampton (family Bible in possession, 1910, 
of Rev. Daniel C. York of AUenton, R. I., surviving husband of 
Dora J." Plaisted) : 1. Mary Ellen,* h, 11 Feb. 1847; d. 16 Aug. 
1848. 2. Frances Adeline, b. 11 July 1849; d. 13 July 1866. 3. 
Louis Sumner, b. 25 July 1851 ; d. 20 Oct. 1862. 4. Sarah B., b. 
13 July 1863 ; d. 26 June 1866. 6. Frank Curtis, of New York 
City, stationary engineer, b. 25 Nov. 1864; d. 1 Jan: 1887; m. in 
New York City, 24 Sept. 1877 (city records), Caroline Virginia 
Cash, b. in New York City 1863. 6. Dora J., b. 2 Sept. 1867; 
d. 26 June 1909 ; m. 27 Jan. 1877 Rev. Daniel C. York, s. of Oscar 
F. and Mary (Brown), of Allenton, R. I., b. at Campton 6 Mar. 
1866. living (1910). 7. Mary N., b. 10 Sept. 1869; living (1910) 
at Centre Harbor; m. (1) 4 Mar. 1876 George R. Blake, s. of Jacob 
and Vianna (Clement), of Holdemess, farmer, b. at Holdemess 
Mar. 1858, d. 11 Mar. 1877 ; m. (2) 9 Dec. 1878 (George H. Hawkins, 
8. of George G. and Susan (Richardson) , of Centre Harbor, farmer, 
b. at Centre Harbor 28 Oct. 1857, living (1910). 

z. Sarah B., b. 1 Nov. 1830; d. unm. 11 Sept. 1864. 

17. Daniel* Huckins {James,* JameSj* Eobert,* James,'' Bobert^),oi'New 
Hampton, farmer, bom at New Hampton 11 Jan. 1787, died 5 
May 1863. He married, 13 Sept 1807 (tojvn records), Abigail^ 
Dow, daughter of - Jonathan,* Jr., and Sarah (Hanaford) (Dow's 
Hampton, p. 683), who was bom at New Hampton 25 Feb. 1791 
and died 12 Sept. 1872. 

Children, bom at New Hampton (all except iv and vii mentioned 
in his will) : 

47. I. Nathan,' b. 6 Apr. 1808. 

48. 11. David, b. 12 Feb. 1810. 

49. iii. Jonathan Dollofp, b. 24 Nov. 1812. 

iv. Daniel, b. 21 May 1814; d. 19 June 1818. 

50. V. Calvin, b. 6 Nov. 1816. 

vi. Sarah, b. 26 Apr. 1819 (town records) ; d. 2 Aug. 1894 (ib,) ; m. 10 
Jan. 1841 Ezskikl Pikk, 8. of Daniel and Sarah (French), of New 

282 Descendants o/Boberi ffuekins [Mf 

Hampton, lumbennaii, b. at Hebron S7 Mar. I0O89 d. 1 Apr. 1881. 
Children, bom at New Hampton (f ami]^ Bible in poeaesskm, 1910, 
of Martha' (Pike) Sanborn of New Hampton) : 1. Laura A,* 
b. 7. Feb. 1843 (town records) ; d. 19 Jan. 1889; m. 28 Apr. 180 
Daniel L. Tilton, s. of Daniel and Hannah (Simpson), ot Sanbom- 
ton and New Hampton, ftoner, b. at Sanbomton 98 Dec. 1891, d. 
at New Hampton 6 Jan. 1900. 9. Abigail H.^ b. 98 Jane 1843 (ib.) ; 
d. 98 Feb. 1904 ; m. 90 Aug. 1865 Samael A. Howard, a. of Joha 
and Sarah (Andersen), adopted by Zephaniah Batchelder of Lott- 
don, of New Hampton, paving contractor, town oflloer, member 
of the legislatore, 1898, soldier in the CItU War (9d Gal. YoL 
Cavalry), b. at Bath, Me., 16 Aug. 1849, d. 1 May 1911. 8. Aimin 
YT., b. 99 Sept. 1845 (<6.) ; living (1910) ; m. (1) 14 Ang. 1865 
Henry C. Wells, s. of John and Sarah .(Dimke), adopted by Bea- 
jamhi and Leah (Randlett) Shaw, whoae family name he took, of 
New Hampton and LaconJa, mason, b. at Bpsom 15 Ang. 1880, d. 

95 Sept. 1907; m. (9) 95 Mar. 1900 David Taylor, s. of Henry and 
Lacy A. (Sweet), of Weirs and New Hampton, fiurmer, soldier in 
the ClvU War, b. at Amsterdam, N. Y., 98 Oct. 1840, living (1910). 
4. Martha, b. 80 July 1850 (ib.) ; living (1910) ; m. 90 Dec 1871 
her second coasin, Frank D. Sanborn, s. of Chase and Maiy 
(Smith), of New Hampton, lamber merdiant, b. at New Hamptoa 

96 Dec 1889, living (1910). 5. Lather if., of Manchester, maai- 
factarer of concrete, b. 9 May 1859 ((d.) ; llvhig (1910) ; m. (1) 
at Meredith, 95 Dec. 1879 ((&.), his second coosln, Ella E.* HncklDi, 
daa. of George" (84, U) and Clarissa (Smith), b. at New Hamploa 
10 Nov. 1859, d. 19 Joly 1890; m. (9) 95 Mar. 1891 (16.) Vellk A 
Ward, daa. of Samael and Nanc^ B. (Pease), b. at New Hamptoaf 
Apr. 1855, living ( 1910) . 6. DanUl, D. 1 Oct. 1854 (<5.) ; d. 19 Apr. 
1856. 7. Sarah E,, b. 18 Dec 1856 (ib.) ; livings. p. (1910) ; m. (1) 
10 Oct. 1877 her second coosin, James* Hnwns, s. of Gear|i^ 
(84, 11) and Clarissa (Smith), of New Hampton, fanner, b. at Hew 
Hampton 10 Oct. 1857, living (1910) ; m. (9) 1 Jan. 1896 Fnnk 
Merrill, s. of George and Emeline (French), of Rumney, tinsmith, 
b. at Kumney, d. at Greeley, Col., 4 Jane 1902 ; m. (8) 92 Mar. 1906, 
as his second wife, Samael A. Howard, sarvlving husband of her 
sister AbigaU H., q. v. 8. Elizabelh Jf., b. 9 Oct. 1858 (ib.) ; d. i^p. 
90 Nov. 1908 ; m. (1) at New Hampton, 95 May 1878, as his seoood 
wife, Oren Frank Dow, s. of Peter and Mary Ann« (Prescott) (Prcf- 
cott Memorial, p. 347), of New Hampton, farmer, preacher, 
New Hampton 25 May 1880, d. at Meredith 16 Oct. 1907 ; m. (2) IS 
May 1908 Edward W. Gilbert, s. of Hammond and Susan (Wil>- 
ster), of Los Angeles, Cal., real-estate broker, b. at Burton, Ohio, 
4 May 1841, living (1910). 

vii. Abigail, b. 25 Sept. 1824 (town records) ; d. s.p. 6 May 1849; m. 
15 June 1848 (ib.) Danisl C. Kkllbt, s. of Daniel and Sarah, of 
Manchester, tinsmith, b. at Moultonboroagh 25 Mar. 1898, d. t4 
May 1849 (tombstone). 

51. viii. Daniel B., b. 1826. 

52. ix. J08KPH D., b. 4 Aug. 1828. 
58. z. Dana D., b. 22 May 1830. 

xl. HoBRA Q., of Saagus, Mass., mason, b. 1882; d. «.p. at Saogot, 
Mass., 27 Dec. 1867 (town records; ; m. (int. rec. 4 Feb. 186S) 
Helen Davis Nickerson, dan. of Jesse and Mary (Smalley), b. tt 
1^-ovincetown, Mass., 8 Nov. 1837, d. at Sangus, Maaa., 9 Nof. 
1867 (town records). 

18. James* IIuckins (Jamesy* James,* Robert,^ Jamet,^ RoberO^), of New 
Hampton, farmer, born at New Hampton 7 Jan. 1789, died there 
21 Jan. 1825. He married, 5 May 1811 (town records), Abigail^ 
Smith, daughter of Benjamin* (Revolutionary pensioner) and 
Judith P. (PotUe) (Dow's Hampton, p. 981 ; Runnells's Sanbom- 
ton, p. 739 ; Shaw Records, p. 42), who was bom at New Hamptoa 
9 Sept. 1791 and died 5 Mar. 1854 (tombstone). 

913] Descendants of Rob&i*t Huckins 283 

Children, bom at New Hampton : 

i. BuTH B.,^ b. 4 July 1812 ; d. 6 Feb. 1907 ; m. 9 Dec. 1841 (town records) 
Perrin p. Dow, 8. of Peter and Mary Ann* (Prescott) (Prescott 
Memorial, p. 847), of New Hampton, drayman, b. 17 Oct. 1820, d. 
in Callfon^ abt. 1850. Children, bom at New Hampton: 1. 
George L.,' of Gilmanton, farmer, b. Aug. 1842 ; d. 25 Jan. 1892 ; 
m. 18 Aug. 1866 Emma F. Bryant, dan. of Charles D. and Meribah 
Taylor^ (Cotton) (Beoistbr, vol. 59, p. 38), b. at Laconia 16 Nov. 
1846, m. (2) Beuben 6. Hoyt, living (1910) at Belmont. 2. 
John 3f., of New Hampton, farmer, soldier in the Civil War, b. 
Sept. 1844 ; d. unm. at Washington, D. C, 7 July 1864. 3. Elizor 
beth A., b. 2 Oct. 1846; living 8. p. (1910) at Ashland; m. 2 D^c. 
1877 Samuel Hodgson, s. of Ellis and Sarah (Lassey) (History of 
Merrimack and Belknap Counties, p. 860), of Meredith, 1875, manu- 
facturer, b. at Halifax, co. York, England, 19 Jan. 1842, d. 9 Feb. 
1906. 4. i?u/tf« P., of Laconia, 1890, machinist, b. 1 Jan. 1849; 
living 8. p. (1910) ; m. 23 May 1871 Abigail O. Sawyer, dan. of 
Smith and Susanna C. (Woodbury), b. at New Hampton 28 Nov. 
1852, living (1910). 5. Charles JJ., of Ashland, farmer, b. 28 
Feb. 1851; living unm. (1910). 

54. ii. Benjamin Smith, b. 20 Nov. 1813. 

ill. Abiqail, b. 7 Dec. 1816; d 27 July 1906; m. 4 Aug. 1835 Frye 
HuTCHiNS, s. of David and Elizabeth (Holt), of Hanover, Me., 
farmer, merchant, b. at Rumford, Me., 14 Aug. 1810, d. 10 July 
1879. Children, bom at Hanover, Me. : 1. Elli8 J.,* b. 21 Feb. 
1837 ; d. 8. p. 27 Nov. 1860; m. Mar. 1855 Charles R.* Abbott, s. of 
Ebenezer* and Catherine (Famum) (Abbott Family, vol. 2, p. 
958), of Hanover, Me., machinist, b. at Errol 11 Feb. 1830, d. 29 
Apr. 1877. 2. George fT., of Andover, Me., farmer, b. 10 Oct. 
1841; living (1910) ; m. 13 July 1865 Georgia McAllister, dau. of 
RicliardB. and Jane B. (BodweU), b. at Andover, Me., 21 June 
1843, living (1910). 3. Charlee F., of Lowell, Mass., merchant, 
b. 21 May 1856; llvhig (1910); m. at Bethel, Me., 5 Sept. 1877, 
Ida M. Howe, dau. of Jesse B. and Caroline M.' (Abbott) (/&., 
vol. 2, p. 941), b. at Hanover, Me., 17 July 1854, livhig (1910). 

iv. John P., b. 1818; went abt. 1840 to Australia, where he is said to 
have married. 

55. V. Martin Luther, b. 22 Dec. 1820. 

56. vi. Caleb A., b. 11 May 1823. 

}. Charles^ Huckins (Jamei,* JameSy^ Robert^* James^ liohert^)^ of 
Centre Harbor, farmer, bom at New Hampton 11 Jan. 1793, died 
5 Feb. 1864 (tombstone). He married Susan Wilkinson, daugh- 
ter of Benning and Deborah (Langley), who was born at Aliens- 
town in 1789 and died 3 July 1864 (tombstone). 
Children, bom at Centre Harbor : 

67. i. Lyman,' b. U June 1816. 

68. ii. Warren, b. 21 Oct. 1818. 

69. ill. Horace, b. 31 May 1820. 

iv. Mary F., b. 16 Sept. 1822; d. 1 May 1868; m. 1 Nov. 1846 Daniel 
Davis, s. of Jolm and Dorothy (Cawley), of Lakeport, shoemaker, 
b. at Gilford 18 Aug. 1814, d. 16 Dec. 1902. Children, bom at 
Lakeport (family Bible in possession, 1910, of Anne £. Babcock, 
daughter of Dorothy A.» (Davis) of Plymouth) : 1. Abigail ^./ 
b. 24 Nov. 1849 ; d. 26 Feb. 1864. 2. Dorothy A,, b. 16 Sept. 1853 ; 
d. 28 July 1892; m. 17 Nov. 1878 Charles Babcock, s. of John M. 
and Miriam (Tewksbury), of New Hampton, farnler, b. at New 
Hampton 17 Mar. 1868, living (1910) at Manchester. 3. Thomas J.^ 
of Lakeport, machinist, b. 17 Oct. 1858; d. 3 Dec. 1884; m. 27 
Nov. 1882 Clara M. Casson, dan. of William S. and Anna E. 
(Howard), b. at Lansdowne, Ont., 16 Aug. 1864, d. 9 May 1900. 
4. Jessie M., b. 29 Aug. 1861 ; d. 15 Bfar. 1868. 

S84 Deseendanis o/Boberi Ebuikin$ [Jdf 

00. T. Tdcotht p. Smith, b. 8 Mar. 18S6. 

tI. Auora S., b. 28 June 1828; d. f.p. 21 Sept 1866 (tombrtone) ; a. 
16 Not. 1849 her ooosln, Jamsb H. FLAivrKD, s. of Samiid uA 
NancT* (HuckhiB) (9, zU). 

80. Robert* Huckins {Robert^* John^^ Robtri* JamM^* IUb&rt% of Lec^ 
yeoman, bom at Madbury 25 Apr. 1750, married, aboat 1772, 
Mart* Damb, daughter of Moses* and Anna (Unnking) (BbgistiBi 
Yol. 65, p. 216), mmo was bom at Lee about 1756. 
Children, bom at Madbury : 

61. i. MosisJ b. 9 Nov. 1774. 

U. Hannah, m. Levi Biebbbon, s. of Josq^ (or DaaM) and Ttth 
perance* (Dame), of Lee. Only child (a son), b. at Lea; d. li 

21. Israel* Huckins {Robtrif Jokn^^ Robert,* Jamet* Robert^), of Bs^ 

rington (Strafford), 1765, innkeeper, town officer, bom at Madboy 
15 Sept. 1760, died 20 May 1828. He married Ruth* Dau, 
daughter of Moses* and Anna (Hunking) (Reoistbb, vol. 65^ f^ 
216), who was bom at Lee 8 Apr. 1761 and died 6 Apr. 184L 

He cleared on the northerly side of Bow Lake a &nn, owned k 
1910 by his greatgrandson, Frank W.* Huckins of Boston- 
He served in Long^s artillery reg^ent in New Castle fort dBiiM 
the winter of 1776-7 (N. H. State Papers, yoL li, pp. 878» 88% 
497, 506 ; Adjutant-General's Report, 1866, toI. 2, p. 291 ; Owii 
Slate Magaxiney vol. 4, p. 95), and was a pensioner. 
Children, bom at Barrington (Boody Annals, pp. 167-8, 817): 

62. i. Robert/ b. 2 Jane 1788. 

ii. SarIh, b. 8 Sept. 1786 ; d. May 1866 ; m. 7 Mar. 1810 John HiBm, 
8. of Lieat. John Scribner and Ann (Folsom), of New BamptOBi 
farmer, b. at N^w Hampton 18 Mar. 1781, d. 26 June 1848. Gtt- 
dren, bom at New Hampton : 1 . Israel Dame,* b. 21 Oct. 1810; d. 
unm. 1882. 2. Buth H., b. 17 Mar. 1812; d. 7 Mar. 1892 (towa 
records) ; m. U Dec. 1880 (Ih.) Samuel Woodman, s. of Tboasi 
and Anna (Carr), of New Hampton, farmer, b. at New Baowtoa 
81 Mar. 1808, d. after 1860. 8. Sarah C, b. 81 May 1813; d. S 
Aug. 1874 ; m. 27 Dec. 1886 John Lyman Mead, s. of John vA 
Hannah (Howe), of Hill, cabinet-maker, b. at New HamptoaH 
July 1810, d. 4 Nov. 1880. 4. John H., of New Hampton, t»imm% 
b. 6 Sept. 1814 ; d. 4 Dec. 1906 ; m. 8 Dec. 1889 Mary D.' TlNi* 
cott, dau. of Rufus* and Ck>mfort (Dow) (Prescott Memorlsl,fb 
847), b. at New Hampton 20 Not. 1818, d. 81 Mar. 1898. 5.Jh 
villa K.yh.S June 1822; d. e.p. 12 Oct. 1848; m. 10 Feb. 184200 
Huse, 8. of John and Elizabeth (Straw), of Hill, firmer, b. at HB 
12 Apr. 1814, d. 26 July 1869. 
68. ill. ISRABL, b. 29 Apr. 1791. 

iv. Jacob, d. in infancy. 

22. Andbew* Huckins (Robert^* John,* Robert,* Jamee,* Robert^), of Hal* 

bury, yeoman, bom at Madbury 15 Aug. 1768, was accidentally 
drowned in 1824. He married, Sept 1791 (town records), ILklf 
Daniels, daughter probably of Jacob and Mary, who waa bon at 

His farm was in Madbury near the Barrington line. 

Children, bora at Madbury (family Bible in possession, 1910^ ol 
Sylvester B.* Huckins of Alton) : 

64. i. John D.,^ b. 18 May 1788. 
66. 11. BoBBBT, b. 19 1801. 

S86 Early Marriages at South KingtUnm^ B. I. [Jdf 

Charlefl Hi^botham and Mary IKles V daj of Febmaiy 1788/S 

Amos Hollan and Phebe Greenman 1716 

Nicholas Holwaj and Patience Mot- May 8 1726 

Thomas Hopkins and Hannah Mnmford Mardi 80, 1728 

Joseph Hozsee and Deborah Baboock October 17, 1728 

Ebenezar Jakquis and Lidyah Bnndy 1716 

Stephen Johnson and Sosiumah Long NoYember 28, 1727 

William Keaise and Margrett Enowles April 14 1728 

William King and Snsanah Gardner 1717 

John Kinyon, son of James, and Abigale Ladd 25 day of September 17N 

Thomas Kinyon and Mary Ladd October 4, 1717 

ph Kinyon and Marcy Hazelton 27 day of December 1 724 

I^cholas Lee and Elizabeth Shakelesworth Oct 29 1717 

Aaron Milliman and Anne Case May 23 1728 

Benjamin Mory and Mary Vangfaan 11 day of March 1719/20 

Peleg Mumford and Mary Packer 1716 

Ebenezer Niles and Sarah Kinyon March 25 1730/31 

Nathan Niles and Mary Northup September 12, 1728 

I^cholas Northmp and Frelove Eldred 23 day of June 1720 

George Parker and Katharine Cole 18" day of October 1724 

Thomas Parker and Martha Barber Oct 5, 1727 

Abraham Perkins and Margrett Cass Jnne 29 1718 

Benjamin Perry and Snsanah Barber Jan. 11, 1727/8 

Benjamin Pdrry Junr. and Elisabeth Haazard 10th day of July 1728 

Joseph Phillips and Jerusha Shngers Febmary 2 1729 

Thomas Pitts and Hannah Jackson 9" day of Jnly 1722 

Benjamin Potter and Ruth Shearman February 1" 1727/8 

Ichabod Potter Junr and Sarah Robinson January 16, 1723/4 

Ichabod Potter and Deborah Rennolds 20 day of March 1725/6 

Nathaniel Potter and Elisabeth Bentley May 81" 1727 

Robert Potter Jun'r and Judeth Clarke September 5 1731 

Thomas Potter Jur. and Mary Babcock March 19 1717/18 

Elisha Rennolds and Susanah Potter June 30, 1728 

William Rice of Warwick and Phebe Tripp of So lOngston 10" di^ d 

December 1730 
William Robinson and Martha Allen March 30, 1718 
Richard Shaw and Ales Wilson August seventh 1729 
Jonathan Shearman Junr. and Dorcus Shelden February 1" 1726/7 
Josiah Shearman and Mary Potter both of South Kingstown Jane 4 1717 
Leiut Isaac Sheffield and Sarah Card April 20, 1727 
Nathan Sheffield and Dorcos Helme were joyned in marrage April 18 ITS! 
John Sheldon Junr. and Sarah Shearman February 2, 1726/7 
Peter Stephens and Marcy Cottrill September the first 1728 
William Sunderiin and Mary PhiUips May 26, 1726 
John Swaine and Hannah Scotaway Novem 6, 1731 
Thomas Sweet and Tabitha Bentley April 11, 1728 
Stephen Tallman and Mary Potter this 11 day of November 1724 
Francis Tanner and March Tosh February 26, 1728 
William Tanner and Elisabeth Cottrell 1723pT* 
John Tayler of Newport and Judeth Soger of Sjngston Oct. 3, 1717 
Joseph Tefft and Deliverance Rennolds July 6 1718 

* Only the tops of the iMt two figures are yiiible* 

1913] Mva Scotians of New England Birth 287 

Joseph Tefft and Easter Brownen Feb 22 1729 

Samuel Tefft son of John and Marey Barber October 1, 1727 

Bbenezer Terry and Mary Helme the 30th day of November 1721 

iamuel Warden and Abi^e Mott 27" day of January 1722/3 

Fohn Webb and Joanna Tefft 28" day of April 1721 

Bid ward Wilcocks and Dinah Barber 1716 

rames York and Elisabeth Case January 11 1727/8 

By George Hazard Peckham, Justice of the Peace. 

Frederick Chappel and Katharine Holley (daughter of John HoUey) both 

of South Kingston 18" day of November A. D. 1790 
William Cottrell and Mary Tefft in South Kingston the seventh day of 

December A.D. 1786 
Tames Duglass and Elisabeth Havens both of South Kingston 14" day of 

November A.D. 1789 
John Pain Dyre and Anne Tourje both of South Kingston were lawfully 

joyned together in marriage* 
E^dal James and Elizabeth Kinyon both of South Kingston 5" day of 

June 1785 
Samuel Perry Junr (son of James Perry late of South Kingston in the 

County of Washington yeoman deed) and Sarah Peckham daughter of 

Timothy Peckham (son of Benjn late of sd South Kingston deed) 11 

day of Dec. AD 1788 
Boston Potter and Lucy Harry an Indian woman 25 day of Nov. AD 1790 
James Potter (son of Ichabod Potter) and Margaret Enos (daughter of 

Ichabod Enos) both of South Kingston November 19" A D 1789 
Samuel J. Potter Esq and Anne Segar (daughter of Mr. Jospeh Segar) 

both of South Kingston September the tenth A.D. 1788 
William Prior Junr. and Elizabeth Shepbard both of Newport in the 

County of Newport married in said Newport October 20, 1787 

By Levi Totten, Justice of the Peace. 

Charles Barker of South Kingstown, Innholder, and Mary P. Holloway 

Spinster daughter of John Holloway, Nov. 19' 1794. 
Isaiah Greene of Charleston, son of Joshua and Eliza Tefft daughter of 

George of South Kingstown, January 23, 1794. 
Abiathar Rodman of South Kingstown and Meriam Hazard daughter of 

Christopher Hazard, January 1, 1797. 


By Rev. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, D.C.L., of Boston, Mass. 

Nu>niER One 


Capt. the Hon. Charles Morris, surveyor-general of Nova Scotia for 
over thirty years, a member of the Council and a judge of the Supreme 
Court of that province, was born in Boston 8 June 1711 and baptized in 
the Brattle Street Church parish 10 June 1711. His father, Charles 

• This entry stands between entries dated Nov. 1789 and Nov. 1790. 

888 ITwa 8caUan$ of New JSmglmd BMk [Jdj 

IfbrTOi who, according to tnditkmy wii bom At Briitol, KnglMMl, mk 
was son of Charles and grandson of Rer. Charles, a Welah deigjaa^ 
emigrated to Boston, where he became a pro s perous sailmakfir aad mv- 
ried, 5 Sept. 1700, I(ev. Benjamin Colman of the Bratde Stroei (Anck 
oflldatin^;, Esther Rainstorpe or Banstop. Her father, Jamea Bainalwfi^ 
also a sailmaker and, according to tradition, from London, was an inhahi 
tant of Boston as early as 1695, and deposed there 6 Apr. 1689 (B«if 
Suffolk Court Files, Brown «. Whitehome). 

Between 7 May 1701 and 8 Feb. 1718, according to town and dnidi 
records, nine children were bom to Charles and Esther (ffainstwps) 
Morris, namely, Sarah, Ann, Esther, Mary, Dorothy, Chariei^ iwim^ 
John, and Elizabeth. Charles Morris, the fiuher, died 8 Nor. 178C^ it 
the fifty-fourth year of his age, and was buried in the Grmnary Boiyi^ 
Ground. Administration on his estate, both at Boston and at Hopkilos^ 
Mass., where also he owned Taluable propertT, was granted 7 Dee. 1710 
to his widow, Esther Morris. The estate m Boston waa appraised at 
£2462. 19s. 5d., among the itenu being three nq^roes, Jack, Tmliiedat £1% 
Rose, at £40, and a boy named Boston, at £70. On his farm at Ilo|ik» 
ton he had two negroes, Toby (Tobias, as the church records gm lis 
name) and Pompey. The widow Esther Morris died 12 SejpL 17m, wgJk 
seventy-nine years, and was buried beside her husband. Their di * 
Mary had died 24 May 1730, << aged about 24 years," and had been 
in the Granary Burying-Ground. 

Charles Molris, Jr., son of Charles and Esther, married, probably 
alter he became of age, Mary Read, who was bom in Conneeticat, 

ably at Redding, 14 Apr. 1716, a daughter of Hon. John and Bath (1M* 
cott). John Read, bom at Fairfield, Conn., in 1679/80, a Master of Aiti 
of Harvard in 1697, lived first at Bedding, Conn., but after 1722 in B(» 
ton. In 1723 he was appointed attorney-general of Massachusetts, in 1735 
he was elected a warden of King's Chapel, and in 1742 he was i^pointsd 
a member of the Massachusetts Council. He died 7 Feb. 1748/9. Both 
Talcott was a half-sister of Gov. Joseph Talcott of Connecticut. 

On a farm in llopkinton, Mass., where Charles Morris the ^*imAif 
had acquireil property early in his married life (Middlesex Deeds), thi 
younger Charles and his wife Mary Read seem to have settled. On 15 
Aug. 1746 Charles Morris sold to Rev. Roger Price, rector of Eji^ 
Chapel, Boston, a large tract of land in Hopkinton, on which was an n- 
finished house, which later was leased to and occupied by Sir Charles Heniy 
Frankland, Bart. (Annals of King's Chapel, vol. 1, pp. 517, 51d.) (h 
2At Oct 1755 Charles and Mary Morris conveyed to their son Charles, lor 
£300 sterling, the farm in Hopkinton *' whereon they had formerly livedi" 
Other transfers of laud by Charles Morris, after he removed to Hft^*^*, 
N. S., are recorded in the Middlesex Registry of Deeds. 

In his history of Halifax {Nova 'Scotia Hist. CoiLy vol. 8, p. 229) Dr. 
Thomas Beamish A kins says that Charles Morris was captain of a con- 
pany at Louisburg in 1745; but while this may be true, no list of the 
officers in this expedition as yet compiled mentions his name. In Oct. 1746^ 
however. Gov. Shirley sent six companies of a hundred men each to Awwpnlk 
Royal, N. S., to protect that place against recapture by the French, aal 
of one of these companies Morris was captain. In Dec. 1746 the laiger 
part of this force was sent to Minas, King's Co., to guard that settlenail 
dnrinff the winter, and Morris was captain of the first company to leach 
the lOace. On 81 Jan. 1747 a detachment of French troops, under s 

1913] Ifova Seotians of New England Birth 389 

officer named Jean Baptiste Nicholas Roche de Bamezay, 
marched from Beaubassin to Grand Pr^ and surprised the garrison in the 
dead of night. In the attack many New England men were killed, 
wounded, or taken prisoners, Lient-Col. Arthur Noble from Maine and his 
brother Francis, among others, losing their lives. Morris, however, to 
whom is attributed much bravery in repelling the attack, escaped, and in 
Aug. and Sept. 1747 was in command of his company at Annapolis Royal, 
Daniel Dyson and Robert Noble, lieutenants, and David White, ensign, 
being his subordinate officers. 

Charles Morris had probably been trained as a surveyor, for under 
Sbirley's direction in 1745 or 1746 he made a survey of the whole of Nova 
Sootia, with a view to British colonization. This survey was sent to the 
Lords of Trade in England, accompanied by a concise account of the state 
of the province at that time, and a copy of it may still be seen at Halifax. 
In 1749 Shirley, writing to the Duke of Bedford concerning Nova Scotia, 
refers to the plan and report of Morris, which he forwards. He says that 
Morris has distinguished himself by his behaviour at Minas and recom- 
mends that he be employed in further surveys in Nova Scotia. 

Halifax, N. S., was founded in the summer of 1749 by Col. the Hon. 

Edward Comwallis and a company brought out by him from England. 

Almost as soon as he arrived, Comwallis employed John Bruce, a military 

engineer, and Charles Morris, to plan and lay out the town. With thiB 

important service began Morris's career as " chief land surveyor " or, as 

later, ** surveyor general of lands " in Nova Scotia. When the province 

was opened to British settlers, after the expulsion of the French, he was 

occupied in surveying the innumerable grants that were made to the Massa- 

ehoaetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island applicants for land, and at that 

time, and for many years later, he was perhaps the most important official, 

next to the governor, in Nova Scotia. In Apr. 1752 he was appointed a 

judge of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, and 30 Dec. 1 775 he took 

the oath as a member of the Council. When the first Nova Scotia assem- 

hLy convened, 2 Oct. 1758, he and Benjamin Green, another Massachusetts 

man, also a member of the Council, were sent by the Council to administer 

Hie oaths to the newly elected members. For several years before his death, 

bot from what date we do not now know, he was a judge of the Supreme 

Court, and when Chief -Justice Jonathan Belcher died, 29 Mar. 1776, Gov. 

ti^gge appointed him to act as chief-justice until a permanent appointment 

Doald be made. 

In 1752 Morris is mentioned in a list of those who have lived in Halifax 
iinoe 1749, his family then consisting of 5 males over 16, 2 females over 
I6y and 1 male under 16, in all 8 persons. Besides property in Halifax, 
trliere his house stood, perhaps in Sackville Street, he owned a farm at 
Windsor, N. S., and at Windsor he died before 17 Nov. 1781, his will 
tunring been made at Halifax 10 May 1781 and a codicil having been 
fedded at Windsor 11 Oct. 1781. He was buried probably in the Windsor 
diiurchyard, but his hatchment, with many others, hangs in St. Paul's 
CSiiirch, Halifax. His widow, Mary (Read), died at Halifax 17 Mar. 
1782, ^aged 67," and her tombstone may be seen in St. Paul's church- 
Ifard there. 

Charles and Mary (Read) Morris had, it is said, nine sons and two daugh- 
ters, as foUows : Charles, born probably in 1731 or 1732, for whom see 
below; John; a son (probably) ; William, bom at Hopkinton, Mass., 19 
Feb. 1736/7 ; Hezekiah, bom at Hopkinton 11 Mar. 1738/9 ; Mary, born 

290 Connecticut Cemetery Imeriptione [^^ 

27 Mar. 1742 and baptized in King's Chapel 81 Mar. 1742, maniad 

Legget (perhaps Thomas), and di^ before her father ; Alexander, bom it 
Hopkinton 21 Mar. 1743/4; FranciSy bi^tised at Hopkinton 21 Dbcl 
1746; Samuel, baptized at Hopkinton 12 June 1748; James Banitepi 
baptized at Hopkinton 20 May 1750 ; Sarah, bom in Boston and baptiaei 
in King's Chapel 23 Dec. 1757, married first Dr. Malachj Saltar and is- 
condly, 21 Jan. 1788, Alexander Abercrombie Peters, M.D.y of Boston, a 
surgeon in the U. S. Army, who died at Wilmington, N. C. 

Charles Morris, son of Charles and Mary (Bead), married EluEabelh 

, and had Charles, baptized at Hopkinton, Mass., 18 Not. 1751, 

William, baptized at Hopkinton 17 Aug. 1760, and between 1768 and 1775 
other children whose baptisms are recorded in the registers of St. Paal^ 
Church, Halifax, N. S. He died 26 Jan. 1802, aged seventy (tombstone). 
On 29 Mar. 1774 he had been sworn as a member of the Conncil of Ndn 
Scotia, and on 17 Not. 1781 had been appointed by Gov. Hammond tois^ 
ceed his father as chief land-surveyor. Although not a lawyer, he becsM 
an assistant judge of the Supreme Court. On his death in 1802 his sob 
Charles was appointed chief land-surveyor, and became a member oi thi 
Council on 2 June 1808. This last-mentioned Charles died 17 Dec. 1851, 
« aged 72," and was in turn succeeded in the surveyor^neralship bj hii 
son John Spry Morris, the office thus remaining in die Morris family lor 
four consecutive generations. 

The Morris family long kept its high standing at Halifax, and its uas 
is perpetuated in the well-known Morris Street, on the south side of whUk, 
between Hollis and Water Streets, stood the house of the Charles Monii 
who died in 1881. An oil-portrait of a Charles Morris, painted, il if b^ 
lieved, by Robert Field and probably representing the owner of the home 
on Morris Street, is in the Provincial Museum at Halifax. 

Authorities : Council Books at Halifax, N. S. ; Nova Scotia Archiyes ; Miff* 
doch's History of Nova Scotia, yoIs. 2 and 8 ; Got. Shirley^s Letters to Got«- 
nors of Nova Scotia ; Register, vol. 27, pp. 418, 419, vol. 49, p. 52 ; EatoB*i 
History of King^s Countv, pp. 46, 47 ; History of Redding, Conn., p. 2S0; 
Hopkinton (Mass.) Vital Records ; Reade Record, No. 6 (1912), pp. 9,4; 
Year-Book of the Society of Colonial Wars in Massachusetts, 1898, pp. 263-211 


Copied by Joel N. Eno, A.M., of Hartford, Conn. 

WiLLiNGTON Hill Old Cescetert 

[Continued from page 65] 

James Dawley died Feb. 4, 1874. Aged 79. 
Joel Dawley died Oct. o, 1846. Age<l 21. 
John P. L. died Mar. 28, 1842, aged 5 mo. 

Charles H. died Oct. 19, 1841, aged 4 weeks. 

Children of George S. & Sarah M. Dawley. 
Mary W. wife of Stanton B. Dawley died May 10, 1867, aged 36. 

WUliam P. their son died Feb. 18, 1860, aged 4 yra. 

1913] Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions 291 

Mary E. Daughter of Capt. Thomas W. & Mary B. [«c] Delphey died 

Aug. 17, 1852. Aged 8 yrs. 
Mary S. wife of Thomas W. Delphey died April 13, 1877. Aged 73. 
Thomas W. Delphey died Feb. 20, 1873. Aged 67. 
Julia, wife of Peter Deming died Sept. 10, 1852. Aged 50 yrs. 
Marcia Deming died Dec. 13, 1891. Aged 60. 
Peter Deming died July 16, 1860. Aged 74 y'rs. 
Alfred Mitchell DeWolf died Nov. 20, 1904. Aged 58. 
Esther May DeWolf died May 17, 1903. Aged 17. 
Susan M. only child of Amariah W. <& Eliza H. Dexter died oct. 20, 1850. 

^.16 Y's. 
Sarah Eliza, only daughter of Doct. Francis L. & R. M. Dickinson died 

Feb. 4, 1854. Aged 4 y'rs & 4 Mo's. 
Annie, wife of Addison D. Dimock died June 6, 1862, ag^d 27 years. 
Hellen Mar, daughter of Origin & Eliza Dimock died Oct. 1, 1834, aged 

Origin E. son of Origin & Eliza Dimock died March 25, 1837. ^. 7 M's. 
William Henry, son of Rev. A. V. & S. W. Dimock died Dec. 15, 1859, 

aged 9 years. 
. . . Mrs. Lois, wife of Samuel Dunton, Esq. who departed this life July 15, 

1788 in the 36th year of her age. 
. . • Samuel Dunton, Esqr. who died May 1, 1813, aged 64 years. 
Anna, wife of Erastus Edwards died Oct. 12, 1831. Aged 64. 
Erastus Edwards died Nov. 24, 1850. Aged 80. 
Erastus Edwards died Nov. 4, 1880. Aged 79. 

Mary Ann his wife died Dec. 8, 1883. Aged 77. 
Miss Jerusha, daughter of Erastus & Anna Edwards died July 31, 1829. 

Aged 33. 
Seth Edwards died Dec. 20, 1873. Ae. 61. 

Mary E. his wife died April 22, 1874. Ae. 48. 
Almira Slafter, wife of Dea. Royal C. Eldredge Bom Dec. 29, 1804— 

Died Oct. 11, 1869. 
Anna F. wife of William Eldredge died Aug. 12, 1866 aged 33. 
Mrs. Clarissa Eldredge . . . consort of Mr. Elijah Eldredge who died Oct. 

29th, 1 809 in the 28th year of her age. 
Cyrus Whiton, son of Capt. Elijah & Bethiah Eldredge, who died Nov. 27, 

1835. Agedl9Y's. 
Daniel Eldredge, May 14, 1824-July 22, 1901. 

Caroline H. his wife, June 22, 1828-Oct. 16, 1903. 
Deborah, wife of Hezekiah Eldredge died Sept. 30, 1887. Aged 80. 
Elam Eldredge died Sept. 1, 1898. Aged 84. 
Elijah Eldredge, son of Capt. Elijah & Bethiah Eldredge who died Sept. 

25, 1821. Aet. 27. 
Capt. Elijah Eldredge who died Oct. 11, 1843, In his 74 year. Also 
Bethiah, his wife, died Oct. 10, 1843, in her 73 year. Both interred 
in one grave. 
Elijah Eldredge died Jan. 13, 1856 aged 77. 
Eri Eldredge died May 31, 1864. Aged 61 Y'rs. 
Hannah Chaffee, wife of Lucius Eldredge died Nov. 11, 1876. Aged 78 

Dea. Hezekiah Eldredge died Dec. 14, 1881. Aged 85. 
Laura C. wife of Hezekiah Eldredge died Mar. 11, 1859, aged 61. 


292 OonnectietU Cemetery InecripHtme [J^f 

. • . Lucius Eldredge, son of Capt Elijah & Bethiah Eldredge died Jime 

18, 1825 in the 27th year of his age. 
Lucius Eldredge. Feb. 25, 1825-Jan. 10, 1865. 
Lucius Eldredge, 1829-1905. 

Amy W. his wife, 1882-1902. 
Lucy H. wife of Eri Eldredge died Feb. 8, 1868. Aged 64 Tra. 
Mary Eldredge died March 20, 1882. Aged 62. 
Persis Eldredge died Feb. 24, 1878. Aged 74. 
Dea. Royal C. Eldredge died March 17, 1861. M. 55. 
Sally, wife of Elijah Eldredge died Feb. 4, 1881 Aged 93. 
Sarah Eldredge Died in WilHngton July 2, 1880. Agodi 88 y^n. 
William Eldredge died Dec. 6, 1889. Aged-68. 
W. Irving, son of Wm. <& A. F. Eldredge died June 80, 188a Age 4 Ifi 

4 D's. 
Ariel Eldridge died Sept 15, 1849. Ae. 58. 
Bethiah, wife of Zoeth Eldridge died June 17, 1850. Ae. 89. 
Betsey, wife of Arial Eldridge died March 1, 1878, aged 78 yrs. 
Elizabeth Eldridge died April 24, 1857. Aged 52. 
Ira D. son of Arial & Betsey Eldridge, who died Oct 17, 1841, aged 23. 
Phebe A. Eldridge died March 4, 1865. Ae. 86. 

William H. son of Arial & Betsey Eldridge died July 17, 1854. Aged 23. 
Zoeth Eldridge who died March 18, 1828, aged 76 years. 
Betsey, wife of William Esty died June 26, 1858. JL 69 Y's 6 mo. 
Mr. Benjamin Farlee who died April ye 80th, 1776 in ye 88th Tear of Ui 

Mrs. Jean Farlee who departed this life April ye 21st 1786 in ye 20th yeir 

of her Age. 
Susau, wife of Horace Farnham, Died Jan. 10, 1856. A^:ed 56. 
Georg^e E. son of William & Susan Farns worth. Died Aug. 26, 1870. Aged 

10 Mo's 13 D>. 
Mrs. Hannah, wife of Mr. Vamy Fellows, who died Aug. 23d, 1805 in the 

8 It. year of her age. 
Mr. Abiei Feuton died May 30, 1822. Ae. 55. 
Abigail, wife of Roderick Fenton, died June 29, 1830. Ae. 38 
Anna, wife of Eleazer Fenton di<^ May 21, 1834. Ae. 74. 
Mrs. Anne, wife of Lieut. Francis Fenton who died March 16th, 1780 in 

her 50th year. 
Caleb, son of Mr. Eleazer & Mrs. Elizabeth Fenton, who died March 17, 

171)2 in his 17 year. 
Chester Fenton died Apr. 8, 1867 aged 82. 
Cyrus, son of Mr. Abial & Mrs. Lucinda Fenton who died Sept. 28, 1796 

in his 8 year. 
^Ir. Eleazer Fenton who died Feb. 6, 1799 in the 37th year of his age. 
Mr Eleazer Fenton who died March 10, 1807. Aet 74. 
Mr. Eleazer Fenton, who died Feb. 12th, 1816 in his 61 ye^r. 
Eleazer F. son of Roderick Fenton, died at Northampton, Mass. Au£. 28, 

1846. Ae. 24. ^ 

Major Elijah Fenton : he Departed this Life Octbr 10th 1776 in ye 41»t 
year of his age. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Fenton, Relict of Mr. Eleazer Fenton died 15 March 1817 

in her 81 year. 
Erastus Fenton, son of Lieut Nath'll Fenton & Mrs Rebecca his wife: 

he died July 8d, 1770 in ye 14th year of hia age. 

294 Connecticut Cemetery Imcriptiane [J11I7 

Mrs. Fear, wife of Mr. David Glazier who died July Tth, 1807 age U. 
Habbell Loomis Glaider, son of the late Qrlan Glazier ds &k^»hnniia IL 

Johnson, bom in Willington, Ct Sept 24, 1888; died in St Fnmcii 

Hospital, Hartford, Ct. Aug. 28, 1909. 
Isaac Glazier who died Feb. 4, 1885. Aged 82. 
Lucia, wife of Isaac Glazier died July 80, 1849. Aged 44. 
Lucius R. son of Isaac A Luda Glazier died April 20, 1827 Aged 2 7*1 

& 7 mo. 
Mary G. wife of Daniel Glazier bom Dec 11, 1792 died Dec 11, 187& 

Ae. 88. 
Orkn Glazier died April 18, 1857, aged 52. 
Lieut Orlan Durand Glazier died April 24^ 1887. Aged 48. He aenred 

three years in the late war, and was wounded at Q>ld Ebrbor. 
P. Durant, son of Orlan & Sophronia M. Glazier died Mardi 6, 1848. Ac 

1 Y'r & 7 M's. 
Sophronia M. Johnson, wife of Orlan Glazier, Bom April 8, 1814, IXed 

March 25, 1898. 
Syllenda, 2d wife of Mr. David Glazier who died April 4, 1816 in the 86 

year of her aee. 
Squire Goff died Oct 8, 1851. JB. 74. 
Susan, wife of Squier Goff died July 11, 1858. M. 75. 
Betsey, Dau*tr to Capt John Goodwill & Sally his wife who died Febr 

24th, 1797. Aged 1 year. 
Ann, daughter of James Graham, bom at Tyrone, Ireland Nor. 12, 1817, 

died at Willington, Ct Dec. 18, 1849. 
James Graham died October 21, 1854 aged 78. 
Jane H. Graham died April 28, 1868, i^ed 60 y'rs 2 mo. 
Joseph Hanks died March 29, 1796, son to Lieut. Elijah & Mrs. Mary 

Hanks, in the 18 year of his age. 

Lucindy, died April 9, 1796, daughter to Lieut Elijah & Mrs. Marj 
Hanks in the 6th year of her age. 
Ellen M. daughter of George & Melissa Hanover died Oct 14, 1858. Ae. 

14 yrs. 
Henry M. son of Charles & Candace Hanover died Dec 28, 1888. Aged 

16 years. • 

Timothy B. son of Charles & Candace Hanover died Sept 80, 1888. Aged 

4 months. 
Urial A. Hanover died Oct 30, 1903, aged 77. 

Mary \V. his wife died Aug. 5, 1903, aged 77. 
Mary Mumford, widow of Capt. John Hart & mother of Polly Turner died 

Dec. 1835. Aged 77 years. 
Mr. Eday Hatch who died July 19th, 1781 in his 81st year. 
Will Hatten, May 17, 1848-June 29, 1878. 
Willie, only child of Will & Frances Hatten died Jan. 81, 1871. Aged 10 

mo's 20 days. 
Amanda M. wife of John Heath died Aug. 1, 1880. Aged 50. 

Charlie, her son. Aged 1 y*r 3 m*s. 
Mr. Ebenezer Heath who Departed this life March 10th, 1798, in the 91it 

year of his age. 

Capt. Ebenezer Heath who Departed this life Octr 16, 1805 in the 7Sd 

year of his age. 
Mrs. p:8ther daughter of Capt Ebenezer Heath & Mrs. Hannah his wife. 

who departed this Hfe Deer, ye 28d, 1786 in ye 20th year of her age. 

1913] Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions 295 

Mrs. Hannah, relict of Capt Ebenezer Heath died March 26, 1823. Ae. 91. 

John Heath died July 12, 1861. Aged 69 y'rs 5 ms. 18 days. 

Origen Heath, son of Mr. David & Mrs. Abigail Heath ; he died March 

the 20th, A.D. 1811, in the 14th year of his age. 
Phoebe, wife of John Heath died Feb. 26, 1877. Aged 81. 
Mrs. Aiina, wife of Mr. David Hinckley who died May 2, 1809 in the 5dd 

year of her age. 
Caleb, son of Mr. David & Mrs. Anna Hinckley, who died July 26th, 1790 

in ye 8th week of his age. 
David Hinckley died Jan. 24, 1835. Aged 81 years. 
£ber, son to Mr. David Hinckley & Anna his wife; he died May 9th, 

1796 in ye 5th year of his age. 
Mr. John Hinckley who died Aug. 25th, 1 788 in ye 77th year of his age. 
Mrs. Mary, the wife of Mr. Ichabod Hinckley who died Jan. ye 9th, 1769 

in ye 38th year of her Age. 
John Henry, son of John H. & Welthy J. Holmes died Sept. 24, 1851. 

Ae. 3 yrs. 
Welthy Jane, wife of John H. Holmes died April 21, 1851. Aged 30. 
Mr. Abiel Holt: he died Novr 10th, 1772 in ye 75th year of his Age. 
. . . Deacn Abiel Holt . . . Departed thb Life Octr 2d, A.D. 1785 in ye 

60th year of his Age. 
Mrs. Abigail Holt, wife of Mr. Nathan Holt & Daughter of Mr. John* 

Merick who died Deem ye 1st, 1765 in ye 29th year of her Age. 
Almira, daughter of Mr. James & Mrs. Mary Holt died Nov. 3, 1813. 

Ae. 3 yrs. 
Almira P. wife of Timothy Holt died April 29, 1874. M. 65 y'rs 10 

mo's & 29 days 
Amasa Holt died June 23, 1850. ^. 69. 
Amasa Holt, Jr. died Sept 16, 1854. Aged 45 years. 
Asenath, wife of Leonard Holt who died Feb, 13, 1813 in the 27 year of 

her age. 
Mrs. Barsheba Holt, wife to Mr. Natihan Holt & ye Daughter of Mr. 

Sam'U Williams of Lebanon. She died Angst 1st, 1769 in ye 33d 

year of her Age. 
Mrs. Bathsheba, daughter of Nathan Holt & Lydia his wife. She died 

Jan. 20, 1790. Aged [hroken']. 
Bathsheba Holt died Sept. 25, 1880. Aged 88 yrs. 
Mrs. Betsey Holt, wife of Mr. Joseph Holt who died May 7, 1814 in the 

39th year of her age. 
Betsey, wife of Amasa Holt died Oct. 3, 1851. JE. 74. 
Mr. Caleb Holt who died August 18th, 1810 in the 80th year of his age. 
Caleb Holt, son of Mr. Elijah & Mrs. Molley Holt who died Sept. 16, 

A.D. 1811 in the 14th year of his age. 
Caleb Holt who died Sept. 8, 1826 aged 67. 
Caroline D. C. wife of William Holt died Feb. 29, 1864 aged 52 years 

11 mos. 6 days. 
Clarissa Holt, wife of Dea. John Holt died Feb. 25, 1840. Aged 65. 
Deluka W. widow of Joshua Holt died March 17, 1885. Aged 79. 
Elijah Holt, son of Mr. Elijah <Sb Mrs. Molly Holt, who died March 8th, 

A.D. 1809 in the 17th year of his age. 
Deacon Elijah Holt who died July 4th, 1817 in the 60th year of his age. 
Eliza, wife of Gen. Orrin Holt died Apr. 8, 1850. Aged 49. 

[To be continoed] 

296 Jfbtes [Mj^ 



B7 JoHV AumBB, Beocnrding Seezetaiy 

JBotton, MaaachuieUi^ 5 March^ 1913. A stated meeting of the Sodetv wit 
held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashborton Place, at 2.80 p.m., President Baxter pnsm^ 

The minutes of the annual meeting were approTod, and the montli^ repotti 
of the Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, and Connell were accepted. 

One corresponding member and nineteen resident members were dbeded by 

The paper of the afternoon, Whaling VentureB and AdfrentwrtM^ was 1^ GeofgB 
H. Tripp, Librarian of the Free Public Libraiy, New Bedford. He d eac ri bsd 
the methods of the whalemen in the dangerous pursuit, and relatod mangr tael' 
dents of the men who sailed from New Bedford when tt was the gmiiist 
whaUng-port in the world. 

At 8.40 the meeting adjourned. 

3 April, A stated meeting of the Sodefy was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, at 2.80 p.m., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the March meeting were approved, and the repents of Ihs 
Librarian, Ck)rresponding Secretary, Historian, and Council were acc epte d, 

Twenty-flve resident members were elected bT ballot. 
. The paper of the afternoon, by Bt. Bey. William Lawrence, D.D., of Bostoa, 
was on ChriMt Churchy known in modem times as the Old North Church. Ba 
related the perplexing legal situations tliat were met, growing out of the s»- 
dent constitution of the parish, and how they were sdjusted. The wmk of 
restoration of the church was explained in detail, as well as the flndtng of erl- 
dence of the original conditions so that th^ have been reproduced with ca^ 
actness. Lantern-slides at the close of the address showed what had 


It having come to the attention of this Booiety that certain 
genealogists and publishers have used the name of the Booiety 
in connection with their own enterprises, the Society again d^ 
sires to state that it has NO genealogical repreaentatlTes in tlifs 
country or in England, nor is it in any way connected with any 
publications other than those that it issuea over its own name 
at 8 Ashburton Place, Boston. 

The Committee on English Research desires to state, however, 
that although the Society has no official representative in Xnglaiia 
the Committee is employing Miss French for a part of her time as 
a searcher of records there along special lines lor the benefit of te 


> BoGER Kenton at Block Island.— In his Lancashire Pedigrees, Londoiu 
1878, the late Joseph Foster, Esq., in giving an account of the noble ttniUj of 
Lord Kenyon of Gredington, states that Roger Kenyon, son of Roger Keqjoa 
of Peel, Esq., was educated at Cambridge and died s.p. The elder Roger 
Kenyon was governor of the Isle of Man and M. P. for CUtheroe, and his son 
Roger was bom, according to Dngdale's Visitation, 29 Feb. 1G59/60. He wai 
the eldest son, the ancestor of Lord Kenyon being the fourth son of the Mm 
Roger, Thomas, who was bom in 1668. That the younger Roger did not dit 
s. p., but married on Block Island and had a son Roger, is conclusively proved 
by the Block Island records, together with certain letters in the Kenyon Ifam- 
scripts, printed in the Fourteenth Report of the Historical Manuscripts Cos* 


JSTotes 297 

The Block Island records give the marriage, 11 Oct. 1683, of Roger Kenyon 
and Mary Ray and the birth of their son Roger, 23 Jan. 1684/5. This Mary 
Ray was bom on Block Island 19 May 1667, and was the daughter of the ven- 
erable Simon Ray, one of the founders of the Block Island settlement, by his 
wife, Mary Thomas of Marshfleld. Their granddaughter Catherine Ray, the wife 
of Gov. William Greene of Rhode Island, in writing of her grandfather's family 
in a letter dated at Warwick, R. I., 5 Mar. 1793, states that her grandfather's 
eldest daughter Mary *•*' married an Englishman, who carried her to England, 
and she was the first American lady introduced to the king and kissed his hand." 
On 20 Oct. 1707 Sarah Dickens entered upon the Block Ishmd records an oath tliat 
at the request of Mr. Roger Kenyon she wished to state that she saw his father, 
Roger Kenyon, married to his mother, Mary Ray, and that the said Roger Ken- 
yon was the reputed son of Roger Kenyon Esquire of in Lancashire. In 

the original record the name of the residence of this Roger Kenyon is almost 
illegible, but it appears to be Mareshere or possibly Manchester. 

In the Kenyon Manuscripts there is a letter, dated at Liverpool, 19 July 1683, 
from Edward Tarlton to Roger Kenyon at Peel, reading: ^'My son Edward, 
beinge arrived from Barbados, gives me account that your sonne took occasion 
to leave Barbados and is safely arrived at New York, in America, where he 
teacheth gentleman's children, and is engaged there to continue for two or three 
yeares, by covenant with a gentleman there." Other letters in the collection 
show that this son's name was Roger, and that he subsequently returned to 
England and became a fellow of Cambridge University. In a letter, dated at 
Stockport 5 Apr. 1694 and addressed to his mother, Alice Kenyon, he writes 
that owing to his opposition to the then Gk)vemment he had left the University 
and was at a farmer's house, learning the art of husbandry. He concludes with 
these words : " where I am very well employed in learning the art of husbandry 
and courting my landlord's daughter against the days prohibiting matrimony 
be over." It is clear, therefore, that at this date Mary (Ray) Kenyon was dead, 
and that Roger purposed to marry again. Other letters prove that he had been 
sold for some misdemeanor and transported to Barbados, whence he drifted to 
New York and thence to Block Island. 

It would appear that the son Roger, born in 1684/5, sent to Block Island for 
proof of his father's marriage, and this explains the deposition of 20 Oct. 1707. 
This son died probably s, p. Shortly after the date of Roger Kenyon's marriage 
a John Kenyon was at Westerly, R. I., only a few miles from Block Island, and 
was taxed there in 1687, and from this John the numerous Kenyons of that sec- 
tion are descended. 

Newport^ B. I. O. Andrews Moriartt, Jr. 

Walker-Edwards.— **3<> day, March 15*'» 1725/6. Mrs. Palsgrave Walker, 
(whose Maiden name was Edwards) is buried. Bearers, Sewall, Davenport; 
I>r. Clark, Col. Fitch; Belcher esqr., Palmer esqr. Was laid in her Husband's 
Tomb in the old burying place. Lt Gov there. Ministers, Mr. Colman, Mr. 
Cooper; Mr. Myles, Mr. Harris. After the Funeral Mr. Walker told me, their 
Marriage Relation had continued 44, years 2 Moneths 8 days." (5 Mass. Hist. 
Soc, Coll., vol. 7, pp. 371-2.) This is an extract from Judge Sewall's Diary. 
The editors of the diary attempted, but without success, to identify the deceased. 
In their note she Is correctly given as the wife of Benjamin Walker, merchant, 
of Boston. In 1705/6 Walker and his wife, with Joshua Lamb and wife Susanna, 
convey real estate formerly belonging to John Alcock of Roxbury. (Suffolk 
Deeds, Lib. 22, fo. 899.) The editors are also confused by the name Palsgrave, 
as John Alcock had a son Palgrave, who later had a wife Esther. They suggest 
that Sewall may have mistaken Edwards and Edmunds, and that Mrs. Walker 
may have been a daughter of Joshua Edmunds of Charlestown, who is said to 
have married a daughter of Dr. Richard Palsgrave. 

The source of the title of Benjamin Walker to part of the estate of John 
Alcock is shown by the will of George Alcock, son of John, of the parish of 
St. Katherlne Cree Church, London, dated 27 Feb. 1676/7 and proved 9 Mar. 
following. (Register, vol. 50, p. 119.) Of his lands situate in New England 
he gives one half part *^ to my cousin Benjamin Walker, citizen and pewterer 
of London," and one eighth part ^^ to my kinsman Joshua Lamb." He also gives 
ten pounds **to my uncle John Edwards the elder." He makes Benjamin 
Walker, Zachariah Whitman, and Peter Thacher executors. A sketch of George 

298 -Vb/M [Jiify 

Alcr»ck's life is idren In Siblej's HanrArd Gndoates, toI. 2. p. 410. H& mollier 
w%s- Smnh. daairhter of Dr. Richard and Ann PaUiorrmTe. His pateriMd sniid- 
father wm Dr. Georyce Alcock of Boxbary. There is no qnestion thmt BenjaaiiB 
Wallcer of Boston, merchant, is identical with Benjamin Walker, pewtcrcr, 
who is mentioned in the will. 

In the parish re^sttrrs of Stepner, co. Middlesex, England, Is recorded the 
roarriat^e, 8 Jan. l<>71/2. of Benjamin Walker of 8t. Botolph. Aldjeate. pewterer, 
and Fals^rrave EdwanL* of Green Banck, maid. Thus Sewall's sUtement of the 
maiden name of Mrs. Palsgrave Walker is prored to be correct, thoagh he mis- 
states by ten years the length of their married life. 

In 1676 there was in Charlestown a chirurgeon from Lymehonse, Stepney, by 
name John Edwards, whose death is noted as follows in a narrative of Sir 
William Pfaips's expedition to Canada in 1690 : Oct. 4, "* this morning dyed Dr 
EdwVls on board ye Hospital.** He married, according to Wyman (Genealogies 
and E^UteM of Cfiarlestown. p. 330), Elizabeth Walker, who died a widow 25 
July 1694, administration on the estate being granted to brother Benjamii 
Walker of Boston. We believe that Wyman is wrong in his statement thtt 
John Edwards married Elizabeth Walker. It would seem, on the other band, 
from the facts presented, that John Edwards was brother of Palsgrave (Ed- 
ward.**) Walker, and that Benjamin Walker was the brother of Elizabeth Edwardi 
only by marriage. 

It is probable that '' John Edwards the elder,** who is mentioned in the wQl 
of George Alcock as his uncle, was the father of John Edwards of Charlestown 
and of his sister Palsgrave (Edwards) Walker, and that their mother wast 
Palsgrave ; but the exact relationship of the mother to Dr. Richard Palsgrave 
remains as yet unknown. 

John Edwards, a son of John and Elizabeth, was baptized 13 Mar. 1686/7. and 
marrlHl, 29 Oct. 1694, Syl>el Newman, daughter of Bev. Antipas Newman and 
his wife Elizabeth, who was a daughter of Gov. John Winthrop of Connecticut 
Elizabeth (Winthrop) Newman married .2) Zerubbabel Endicott, son of Gov. 
John Endicott. Scwall writes in his Diary, 7 Dec. 1716: ''Friday, Madam 
Elizabeth Endicott alias Winthrop, burled from her son Edwards* : pot hito 
Gk)v. Wlnthrop's Tomb.** 

It was probably on this marriage that the following claim was based : ^' Upon 
a petition of M' John Edwards of Boston Sheweth^That whereas there is a 
Tornb In the South Burying place belonging to the Late Govemour Endicot, which 
has been unimproved for many years, and there being no family in Said Town 
nearer Kelattnl to the Said Govemour Endicot faiiiely then his. Desires he may 
havt; Lil)crty granted him to make use of it for his family. Granted that the Said 
Jolm Edwards has Liberty to Iinproue the Said Tomb until a person of Better 
Hlirlit to it appears to Claim It.'* (Boston Records.) The Edwards tomb is on 
the north side of the Granary Burying-Ground, nearly opposite Tremont Place. 

This was not the only connection of the Edwards with the Endicott family; 
for John Endicott, son of Zerubbabel, who was a physician like his father and 
grandfather, Gov. John Endicott, resided for some time in London, where he 
nmrric'd Anna, said U) have been a daughter of Robert Edwards. HLs oldest 
son, Hobert tklwards Endicott, was born in London. 

John Edwards of Boston, goldsmith, who married Sybel Newman, was an 
nndertenant of Madam Bridget Usher, previous to 1700, in her house on the 
north side of the town house, in what is now State Street. He was the father 
of John Edwards, the bookseller, w^hose shop In 1718 was next door to the 
LIglit Horse Tavern, on the south side of the town house, in King Street. The 
younger man died 7 May 1725 ; but the father survived him and lived until 1746. 
John, the gold.smith, was a member of the Artillery Company in 1699, and, ac- 
cording to the published history of the Company, joined it when he was about 
twelve years old. This history states that he was bom in 1687 and was the 
son of the chirurgeon of Charlestown, Dr. John Edwards from Stepney, and 
also that he was a tlthingman in 1701. at the age of fourteen. Of coarse this Is 
incorrect, as the goldsmith married in 1694 and had, S Jan. 1695/6, John the book- 
seller, and later Thomas, Samuel, Joseph, who survived their father, Antipas 
and Richard, who died yonng, and three daughters, Ann, Elizabeth, who married 
Bartholomew Cheever, and Mary, who married Ebenezer Storer. At his death 
his honse and shop were on Comhill. A few years before hU death he married. 
26 Aug. 1740, the widow Abigail (Fowle) Smith of Charlestown, mother of 


Notes 299 

Bev. William Smith of Weymouth. Her daughter Sarah had married in 17S8 
Samnel, son of the goldsmith. Abigail, daughter of Rev. William Smith, mar- 
ried President John Adams. Wyman makes no mention of the marriage of the 
widow Smith to John Edwards. She survived him and died in 1760, her daugh- 
ter Sarah, wife of Samuel Edwards, being one of the residuary legatees. 

Elizabeth, a sister of John Edwards, the goldsmith, married in 1697 John 
Allen, goldsmith, son of Rev. James Allen by his second wife, the widow Eliza- 
beth (Houchin) Endicott, daughter-in-law of Gov. Endicott. 

Maiden^ Mass, Waltsb Kendall Watkins. 

Historical Intelligencb 

MiBSOURi Historical Society.— The Missouri Historical Society has now a 
permanent home in the Jefferson Memorial at Forest Park, St. Louis, Mo., a 
fire-proof building of great architectural beauty, which was erected with funds 
that remained after the closing of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. The 
Society has the use of the entire building except the west wing, and has abun- 
dant space for its archives and for meetCigs of any character. This new home 
of the Society was 'formally opened to the public on the evening of 1 May 1913, 
when appropriate addresses were delivered by President W. K. Bixby, Gen. 
James Grant Wilson of New York, and others. The New England Historic 
Genealogical Society was represented at these exercises by Messrs. Addison Ly- 
man Day and Wilbur Fisk Warner of St. Louis. 

Manuscript Genealogies in the Library of the Rhode Island 

Historical Society 

The Rhode Island Historical Society has in its Library at Providence a con- 
siderable number of manuscript and typewritten genealogies, many of which 
contain Information that can be found In no other place. In order that this 
information may be more easily accessible to those engaged in genealogioil 
research, the Librarian of the Society, Howard M. Chapln, A.B., has kindly for- 
warded to the Reqistbr the following list of these genealogies. M Indicates 
a manuscript and T a typewritten genealogy. 

Aldrich, George, b. 1600, Descendants. M. 6 p. 

Aldrich, Moses, Descendants. M. 4 p. 

Angell Wills in England, Index of. By Walter F. Angell. T. 4 p. 

Antram, William, of Providence, 1679-1758, Descendants. By W. W. Chapln. 

T. 15 p. 
Arnold, John, Descendants. M. 4 p. 
Arnold, Jonathan, of Providence, R. I., and St. Johnsbury, Yt., 1741-1798, 

Descendants. By W. W. Chapln. T. 8 p. 
Arnold, Jonathan, of Smlthfield, R. I., 1706-1796, Descendants. By W. W. 

Chapln. T. 27 p. 111. 
Baker family of Rehoboth, Mass. M. 2 vols, and loose papers. 
Balcom family. By A. D. Hodges, Jr. M. 5 p. 
Bartlett family. By John R. Bartlett. M. 65 p. 
Bates, Samuel, of Scltuate, R. I., d. 1746, Descendants, including Graves and 

Sarle. By Frank G. Bates. T. 18 p. 
Bemon family, including Allen and Crawford. By Z. Allen. M. 
Bowen, Richard, Descendants. M. 4 p. 
Bowen, Richard, of Rehoboth, Mass., d. 1674, Descendants. By W. W. Chapln. 

T. 14 p. lU. 
Brackett family. By Grace Brackett. M. 84 p. 
Brown, Ama^a, 1754-1830, Descendants. M. 5 p. 
Burgess family of Cranston. By Gtoo. T. Paine. M. 71 p. 
Borllngame, Roger, of Stonlngton, Conn., and Providence, R. I., d. 1718. M. 

4 vols, and loose papers. 
Garter, John, of Providence, Descendants. By B. B. Carter. M. 4 p. 
Chace, Silas, Descendants. M. 

Chapln family in Europe, containing ancestry of American Chapins. By How- 
ard M. Chapln. M. 74. 

800 mtes [Jsif 

Ch^ln, Joseph, of Frovidenoe, 178(K1800, Besoendants, inelndliig ^i*^»W id 

Wlllard, Hill, Thornton, Greene, Waterman, Condit, Ropes, Eamea, Bnt- 

lett, and Bownes. By Wm. W. Cbaptn. T. 18 p. 
Chapin, Seth, of Mendon, Mass., b. 1746, Descendants, indiiding famlUet of 

Chapln of Mendon, Chapin of Providence, Underwood, Starkweather, Bod, 

Edgecnmb, Pitcher, Fisk, Brown, Stratford, and Kelley. Bj Howard U, 

Chapin. M. 9 p. 
Chorchill family. T. 2 p. 

Clark, Jeremiah, d. 1661, Descendants. By Peleg Clarise. M. 8 p. 
Cole family of Narragansett. T. 4 p. « 

Collins family. M. 26 p. 
Compton family. M. 5 p. 
Cooke family. T. 5 p. 

Corlis family of Proyidence. By Wm. W. Chapin. T. 4 p. 
Crandall family. M. 88 p. 
Dexter, Bichard, of Boston, b. 1598, Descendants, Indading fMnni^ of SpnfSB, 

Mears, Sigonmey, Gk>rdon, and Grant. M. 89 p. 
Dangan ftoiily. M. 6 p. 
Dum, Samnel, of Providence, 1724-1797, Descendants. By Wm. W. Chiib 

M. 11 p. 
Dyer genealogy. M. 10 p. 

Dyer, William, d. 1677, Descendants. By Geo. T. Paine. M. 817 p. 
Field, John, of Providence, d. abt. 1686, Descendants. By Geo. T. Ahi. 

M. 287 p. 
Field, William, of Providence, d. 1665, Descendants. By Geo. T. PlriM. 

M. 888 p. 
Frost, Nicholas, of Piscataqua, d. 1668, Descendants. By Uaher Farsoos. K. 

84 p. 
Gladding, John, of Newbury, d. 1727, Descendants. M. 40 p. 
Gould genealogy. M. 4 p. 
Halsey, Thomas Lloyd, 1751-1782, Descendants, indading ^Mntitoa of Cn||fM 

and Cross. By Wm. W. CKiapin. M. 15 p. 
Hammond, William, of Exeter and Newport, d. 1798, Ancestry. T. 88 p. 
Hawes family. M. 8 p. 

Hayward genealogy. By Marcus T. Janes. M. 6 vols. 
Henshaw, Daniel, 1762-1825, Ancestry. T. 24 p. 
Hoppin family of Providence, indading Howland, Bowers, Dyer, ifwtglit, 

and Morton. By Wm. W. Chapin. M. 88 p. 
Howard family. See Hayward. 

Humphreys, Joslah, of Barrington, Deseendants. M. 6 p. 
Jackson, Stephen, of Providence, 1700-1765, Descendants. By Wm. W. 

T. 27p. 111. 

Jenckes family of Rhode Island. By Esek Esten. M. 18 p. 
Jones, Thomas, of Providence, 1746-1815, Descendants. By Wm. W. Chaplfr 

M. 19 p. 
Larkin family. M. 28 p. 
Latham family. M. 4 p. 
Manton, Daniel, of Providence, 1748-1808, Descendants. By Wm. W. Chiplb 

T. 12 p. 
Marsh family of Newport. M. 5 p. 

Martin genealogy. Addenda. By Emma F. Cunliff. T. 10 p. 
Mason, Sampson, Descendants. By Owen Mason. T. 87 p. 
Mason, Sampson, of Rehoboth, Mass., d. 1676, Descendants. M. 
Matthewson, James, of Providence, d. 1682, Descendants. By Almon D. Hodna 

M. 74 p. 
Nightingale family. By Mrs. Lewis J. Chace. M. 86 p. 
Nightin^le family. By Wm. W. Chapin. T. 15 p. 
PsJ^e genealogies. By Geo. T. Paine. M. 9 vols. 
Peck genealogy, photographs, a supplement to printed genealogy. 87 iU. 
Peckham genealogy. M. 19 p. 
Perry, John, of Roxbury, Descendants. T. 7 p. 
Rhodes family of Rhode Island. M. 26 p. 

Root collection. Eleven cases of loose manuscripts, collected by the late 
P. Root, an eminent genealogist, and dealing chiefly with Rhode 
families. The collection contains genealogioBil data on Uie f oUowing : 

302 Beeeni Books [Jnif 


[The eiitor p^icalarW recaesU penosi icadiu Vwkt far iii*=*S sa ^e 
to Vut^. for tb« isfoTTcatroa oi rea4er«, Uke price ofnch scok, viu: i^ a^; 

»14e-; fvr pTHftajf^e «hea tent br mail, and from vbom it zsaT be ardere>i. For Ihi 
Jwmmary itvtie, book« thoald ^Je reeezred bj Xot. I; for AprH, \fj Tt^ 1; far Jm^\ij 
Mat 1 ; Acd for OeloUr, bj Jalj 1.] 


A^irygiBMlogy. The Groton Atctt Clmn Ide^ctudanis of Christcpber^. B^ 
ElroT McKeodree Arerr and Catharine Hitchcock 'TUdeii' Arenr. ClerJdBl 

Ohio'. VJli. Volii. 1 and 2. 11+7^5; r&S>1530 p. fcsm. fl. map pL por. 8* 

BtTBiy fnaalogy. Everett Hosmer Bamer. his familT eoonectioii*, a raeot 
of b!<- life work— Georee Mnrrar Baniej. [Bj Williani Frederick AdHM.] 
Sprizi^eld. Maas.. priratelj printed. 1912. 177 p. fcsm. pi. por. F* 

Th« HMmtj Umt girtn bcre i« trafoed to Ja«ob of &«3«m, M sm. TkU gf nf t<>u ^■■T*1-ir !•• 
rfd»t BarD«7 oamc* mutnj others, amonc whieb the moet aotablt ore Hoe^Mr, »taplet» WkMln^ 

BlliiDf i, Mid JOBCC. 

Bond gMualogj. Bond genealogy, a historj of the deaoendanki of Joiffh 
Bond. >K»m 17C>4, in Wiltshire. England; died 175-. in North Carolina. AliQ a 
brief account of manj of the descendants of John Bond, his brother, who alit 
emigrated to America: the two being sons of Benjamin and Aim CFuadlie) 
Bond, of Wilt>»blre. England. Bj Samnel Bond Garrett, n.p. 1913. 2Sd p. 
chart por. 8* Price $5.00. Address the author, 304| Sooth Walnut St^ Ite- 
cie, Ind. 

Bowea ftasalogj. [Ancestors of Boby Tiolet and Agnes Bowen.] Ctart. 
n.p. n.d. 

Ohaffln gnsalogy. History of Bobert ChaiSn and his descendants and of tiht 
other Cliafflns in America. By WiUiam L[add] Chaffln. New York, Frederick 
H. Hitcfaock, genealogical publisher [19121. 315 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8* FHm 
$5.00. Address the author. North Easton, Mass. 

Crawford gsnaalogy. The Crawford family of Oakham, Mass. By Gen. WHBhi 
Crawford. Oakham Historical Society, 1912. ^ p. 8« 

Onrtis genealogy. Ancestry and descendants of William Curtis of Marodhit 
N. Y., sr>me allied families, Sperry, Matteson, Worden and briefly, Bendi- 
ley, Blakcly or Blakcslcv, Clapp. Dyer, Hinckley, Parker, Templeton, and Wiloos. 
By Mfh. Lorisfta E. Steele, n. p. 1912. 101+9+[l] p. il. por. d<» Price $4j00. 
Address the author, 530 S. Madison Ave., Pasadena, Cal. 

Emerson genealogy. The Haverhill Emersons, part first. [Descendants of 
Michael and Ilobert of Haverhill, Mass., and Thomas of Ipswich, Mass.] Hj 
Cliarle.s Henry Pope. Boston, Mass., Murray & Emery Co., 1913. 106 p. fcsm. 
8« Price $2.50 net. Address the author, 52 Lee St., Cambridge, Mass. 

Fowls genealogy. Immigrant ancestors of the various Fowle famlliet of 
America, and historic facts pertaining to them and their descendants. Bj 
Elmore Allen Pierce, n. p. 1912. 22 p. S® 

Fowler genoalogy. An incomplete genealogy of the Fowler family. By H. 
Alfred Fowler. Kansas City, Mo., 1918. 27 p. por. 12« 

Foz genetlogy. Fox Family News, vol. 1. 1912. v. p. il. 8^ 

Earwood gtneslogy. A genealogical history of the Concord Harwoods, dt- 
■cendants of Natlianiel Harwood, son of John Harwood, of London, Bng« 
Nathaniel with Elizabeth, his wife, settled in Concord, Mass., about 16tf. 
Yol. 8, New England Harwood Genealogy. By Watson H[erbert] Harwood, 
M.D. Chasm Falls, N. Y., 1912. 129 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8« 

Parlia genealogy. The Parlin genealogy, the descendants of Nicholas PttUft 
of Cambridge, Mass. By Frank Edson Parlin, A.M., Pd. D. Cambiidge, 
ICaas., 1918. 289 p. pi. por. 8o 

ntrrapont gsaoalogy. Pierrepont genealogies from Norman times to 1911, 
with particular attention paid to the line of descent from Hezekiah Pieipoi^ 
Toangest son of Bey. James Pierpont of New Haven. By B[eaben] BnrnlMa 
ICoflkt. n. p. prlfately printed, 1913. 211 p. pi. por. 8« 

804 Beeeni Books [M^ 

EviMj, Obed, mtmoir. Obed Hiiss^, who, of all Inventon, madalmttdctay. 

Being a tnie record of his life and stniffgles to introdnoe his greatest In te n tlBi, 
the rei^r, and its sucGess, as gathered from pamphlets pnblishsd hMCS t otw 
by some of his friends and assooiatee, and ren^inted in this yolmns, tngilig 
with some additional facts and testimonials from other aonroes. Xdtted If 
Follett L. Greeno. n.p. 1912. 228 p. pi. 12o 

Xirriman, Hathaniel, mtmoir. Nathaniel Merrlman, one of the f oandiES i( 
Wallingford, Conn. By Mansfield Merriman. n. p. [1918.] 84 p. 8« 

Itercns, Thaddem, memoir. The life of Tliaddens Stevens, a stodj In , 
political history, especially in the period of tiie CivU War and 
By James Albert Woodbum (Ph.D., LL.D.). Indiani^lis, The BcfbUhMmM 
Ck>mpany, c* 1918. [8+]620 p. por. 8« 

, Bowdoin College. Obituary record of the graduates of Bowdoln Oollefli fli 
the Medical School of Mahie for the year ending iJonet 1811. BiiiiiswicE,]ia« 
1911. p. 78-125 120 


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Amoriean Beyoliition, Contiaental Congreis. Library of Congress. JonnalsiC 
the Continental Congress, 1774-1789, edited from the orl^^nal records Is Ihi 
Library of Congress, by Gaillard Hunt. Vol. 21, 1781, July 28-DecMnbcr tt. 
Washington [D. C], Government Printing Office, 1912. p. 777-1986 #• 

Ameriean Sevdliitioii, history. Geoige HI and Charles Fox, the eoncislkv 
part of the American Bevolntion. vol. 1. By Bight Hon. Sir George OM 
Trevelyan, Bart., O.M. New York, London, Bombay, and Cslcatta, LoogBMb 
Green & Co., 1912. 11+811 p. map 8o 

Amerieaa Bevolntion, history. The American Bevolntion. 4 vols., new sdllkik 
By Bight Hon. Sir George Otto Trevelyan, Bart. New York, London, Posiiaffi 
and Calcutta, Longmans, Green & Co., 1909 and 1912. Vols. 1-4. 17+894; f-flV; 
9+842 ; 12+492 p. map por. 8<> 

American Bevolntion, Haval history. A naval history of the American Ber^ 
lution, vols. I and 2. By Gardner W[cld] Allen. Boston and New York, 
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913. 12+365; 8+367-752 p. il. map pL por. 
120 Price 83.00 net. Address Houghton Mifflin Company, 4 Park St., BoilQS, 

Colohester Connty, N. 8., history. The settling of Colchester Connty, Nen 
Scotia, by New England Puritans and Ulster Scotsmen. By Rev. Arthur Wes^ 
worth Hamilton Eaton, M.A., D.C.L. Ottawa, printed for the Royal Soddj of 
Canada, 1912. p. 221-265 8® From the lllransactions of the Royal Sodety id 
Canada, vol. 6, section 2. 

Ckmneotiont Valley Historieal Soeioty. Papers and proceedings of the Cq» 
necticut Valley Historical Society, 1904-1907, vol. 4. Springfield, Mass., pil^ 
lished by the Society, 1912. 234 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8« 

Masiachnsetti Bay, Provinee of, sets and rooolvoo, vol. 18. The acts and resotrei, 
public and private, of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay : to whiA in 
prefixed the charters of the province, with historical and explanatory notes, i 
an appendix. Vol. 18, being vol. 13 of the appendix containing resolves, 
1765-1774. Boston, Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1912. 899 p. 4» 

Massaehnietti Ooneral Conrt mannaL The Commonwealth of Massadnisetta 
Manual for the use of the General Court containing the rules of the two braodiei, 
together with the constitution. of the Commonwealth and that of the Unitei 
States, and a list of the executive, legislative, and judicial departments of tks 
state government, state institutions and their offlcers, and other statistical is- 
formation. By Henry D. Coolldge and James W. Kimball. Boston, Mav., 
Wright & Potter Prhiting Co., 1913. 13+ 684 p. pi. 16« 

Masiachniotta Pnblic Records and Pnblie Doenmonts. The laws relating to ^ 
public records and public documents, with opinions of the Attomeys-OenenL 
Issued by the Commissioner of Public Records. Boston, Wriirht 4 Potter Ma^ 
ing Co., 1913. 21 p. 8« 

1913] Recent Books 805 

Ptnn^lTuiU, hiftorj. Welsh founders of PennsylYania, rol. 1. By Thomas 
AllMi Glenn. Orford, Fox, Jones & Company, 1911. 16+238 p. map 4« 

United States, 01^11 War. Official records of the Union and Confederate navies 
tn the War of the Rebellion. Series 1, vol. 25. Naval forces on western waters. 
Published under the direction of Hon. Gteorge von Lengerke Meyer, by Charles 
W. Stewart. Washhigton, Government Printing Office, 1912. 16+887 p. 11. 
nap pi. 80 

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BrooUine, Xasf., "Green Hill," hiitoiy. The history of ''Green Hill." By 
Julia Goddard. n. p. 1911. [24] p. por. 8^ 

The oompil«r girea ao account of the house ** Qreen HIU," buUt by Nehemlah Dftris about 

Groton, Xaii., history. Natural history and the topography of Groton, Mass., 
together with other matter relating to the history of the town. By Samuel 
Abbott Green. Groton, 1912. 6+207 p. S® 

Harvard College, reoordf. Notes on the Harvard College records, 1686-1800. 
Reprinted from the publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 
rol. 14. Cambridge, John Wilson & Son, 1918. p. 812-818, 8o 

Barwinton, Conn., epitaphs. Tombstone inscriptions In the old burying ground 
at Harwlnton, Conn., with a historical sketch. By Frank D[e Wette] Andrews. 
Vineland, N. J., privately printed, 1918. 21 p. 8« 

Lexington, Mass., history. History of the town of Lexington, Middlesex 
county, Massachusetts from its first settlement to 1868. By Charles Hudson. 
Hevised and continued to 1912. Vol. 1, history; vol. 2, genealogies. By the 
Lexington Historical Sociely. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Com- 
pany, 1918. Vols. 1 and 2. 28+588 ; 8+897 p. fcsm. 11. map. pi. por. 8® 

London, Eng., The Kiddle Temple Bench Book. Being a register of benchers of 
tlie Middle Temple from the earliest records to the present time with historical 
Introduction. By Arthur Robert Ingpen, K.C. London, Chiswick Press and 
published by order of the Masters of the Bench, 1912. 18+465 p. map pi. por. 
#• Price 80s. Address Sweet & Maxwell, 8 Chancery Lane, London, Eng. 

London, Westminster, Eng., reeords. Indexes to the ancient testamentary 
records of Westminster. By Arthur Meredyth Burke, F.S.A. London, Eyre <k 
Spottiswoode, Ltd., 1918. 14+104 p. map 4o Price 12/6 net. 

Vorwioh, Conn., vital reoords. Vital records of Norwich, 1659-1848, part 1. 
Hartford, Coiui., Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut, 1918. 
10+560 p. 80 

Mcham, Mass., history. Independence Day in 1797 in Oakham, Mass. By 
Henry P. Wright. Oakham fiUstorical Society, 1911. 17 p. 8o 

Saint John. N. B., Saint Andrew's Churoh. History of Saint Andrew's Church, 
Saint Jotm, N. B. By David Russell Jack. St. John, N. B., Barnes & Co., 
Limited, printers, 1918. 5+407 p. fcsm. pi. por. S^ 

Trenton, N. J.f Presbyterian Church. History of the Presbyterian church in 
Trenton, N. J., from the first settlement of the town. 2d edition. Pr^ared 
for the observance of the two hundredth anniversary of the First Church, with 
mncb supplementary material collected by Dr. Hall, during his pastorate. By 
John Hall, D.D. Trenton, N. J., Mac Crellish & Quigley, printers, 1912. 9+424 p. 
n. pi. por. 80 Price 93.50. Address Henry D. Uliphant, 160 West State St., 
Trenton, N. J. 

IfiaeUnd, V. J., history. The Vineland pioneers. By Frank D[e Wette] An- 
drews. Vineland, N. J., privately printed, 1918. 14 p. 8o 


Cambridge Eittorieal Soeiety. Publications 6, proceedings, January 24-October 
24, 1911. Cambridge, Mass., published by the Society, 1912. 88 p. S^ 

mstoria. Quarterly. Vol. 4, no. 2. By W. P. Campbell. Oklahoma City, 
Oklft., 1918. [8 p.] 40 

306 jReeeni Books [Jiij 

gnyy^ fMtoCf of Icatk droUaa. TnoMCkloiit of tlie HqgiMBOt Soctatgr ol 
Sooth Ctooliiuk, no. 19. PabUshed by <«der of the Society. CbttlflrtoB» 8. (X, 
Walker Evans & Co^well COm 1912. 96 p. 8« 

Js^agum Hiitorinl Sodatj. A sketch of Ita orhrin, purpoaaa, and achkf^ 
ments, 1886-1912. By Fred S. Piper [M.D.]- n- P- L^U] 9 p. 8» Bapictet tim 
History of Lexington. 

■aisaehaMtti, Cdlonial Saeiety at Pobllcatioiia of tiie Colonial Soddy d 
liassachnsetts. Vol. 8. Collections. [Massac hnsatU Royal CommlsslMi 
1681-1774.1 Printed at the charge of a Member of the Sode^. Boaton, pii- 
llahed by the Society, 1918. 864409 p. 8» 

Ulltaxy Order of the Loyal Logioa of the Vaitod ttaSM. Register of fba Ooi' 
mandery of the State of Massachusetts, Korember 1, 19U. Cambridge, Utm^ 
The University Press, 1912. 86+622 p. pL 4<» 

Jantaakat Hlstorioal An oola t toa. YoL 2, bolletfai no. 7. Nantndui laads «l 
land owners. By Henry Barnard Worth. Pobliahed by Nantackiet HtrtntlMi 
Association, 1918. p. 887-419+14 8« 

low York Soeioty of the Order of the Tandan aad VatdolB aC ■■wti Thi 
Hngoenots as founders and patriots. An addreaa deUvered beAne the IM 
York Socie^ of the Order of the Founders and Piatrlota of America at the Hold 
Manhattan, New York, March 27, 1918. By Theodore Gilman. [Hew YoeI^ 
1918.] 16 [+2] p. 80 

Howport mstorieal Soeioty. Bulletin of the Newport Historical SocMy. Vo^T. 
April 1918. Newport, B. I., 1918. 16 p. 8* 

Poaasylvaaia, Coloaial Boeloty oL Celebration of the 280tli annliniraaiy of tts 
landing of William Penn in Pennsylvania, held at the Waahington HooaOt ChadK 
Pa., October 26, 1912, by the Colonial Sodety of Pomisylvmnia in aaaoditM 
with The Swedish Colonial Society. Publiahed by the Colonial Bodaly rf 
Pennsylvania, 1912. 42 p. pi. 8<» 

The Pilgxim Xagadno. Vol. 1, no. 2. February, 1918. The Pilgrim MagnlM 
Publishing Co., Boston, Mass. 32 p. 4« Price 10 cts. per copy, $1.00 a yesr. 

Sodety for the Preservation of Vow Englaad Antiqaitios. Bulletin. Yd. S, 

no. 3. Boston, Mass., Febmary, 1913. 28 p. il. S® 

Sodaty of the Cindnnati of Delaware. Delaware State Society of the CiBdB> 
nati, institution, charter, by-laws, and members, n. p. 1918. 29 p. pL 4* 

Society of Colonial Wan, Vow York. Addresses delivered before the Sodely 
of Colonial Wars in the State of New York and year-book for 1911-1912. ft** 
lication no. 16. Prepared under the authority of the Council by the CommitMt 
on Historical Documents and the Secretary, n. p. 1912. 172 p. pi. 8* 

Sodety of the Sons of the Bevolntion, Pennsylvania. The standards, flsgs, tai 
banners of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution. Philad^ifaii, 
published by the Society, 1913. 43 p. pi. 8« 

Univertity of llUnoii Studies in the Social Soionees. Friedrich Grentx, an opp^ 
nent of the French Revolution and Napoleon. By Paul F. RellT, Ph.D. Uxbnfr' 
Champaign, 111., published by the University, 1912. 159 p. 8* Price 80 


Vol. 67, p. 109, line 26, /or 1731 read 1730. 

Vol. 67, p. 194, line II, for French £. Chadwick read Mrs. French E. Chadwkk. 

Vol. 67, Supplement, p. xxxiv, line i6,/or Mitt read Mrs. 

Vol. 67, Supplement, p. lix, line 42, omtt new Appleton. 

Puritans' Farewell to England. Behig the humble request of the Goremoraad 
Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, about to depart upon thi 
great emigration April 7, 1630. Reprinted in facsimile for the Membm sal 
Friends of the New England Society in the City of New York in honor of thi 
two hundred and ninety-second anniversary of Forefathers Day. New Tofii 
printed for The Society, 1912. [10+] 10 p. 12<> 


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