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Ex Libris 

JOHN EMERSON MARBLE 




John E. Marble 

1313 Gaaficld Avenue 

SOUTH Pasadena. California 



THE 



NEW ENGLAND 
HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 



1914 



Volume LXVIII 




BOSTON 

PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY 

AT THE ROBERT HENRY EDDY MEMORIAL ROOMS 

I9I4 



IBtttot 
HENEY EDWARDS SCOTT 



JAMES PAEEER PARMENTEE O. ANDREWS MORIARTY, Jiu 

EDMUND DANA BARBOUR JOHN WALLACE SUTER 

HOSEA STARR BALLOU ALFRED JOHNSON 

HENRY EDWARDS SCOTT 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS 



NoTB. — Roman mxmvals refer to the pagv of the SappleoMot. 



ABBOT, Edwim HaU ukd TAomt. W, R. The 
d M C ovw er of John Harvard. Henry 
FftsGabert Waters, H. C, 1856 noHeed 
206 

N. T., Albany Academy, celebration 
of 100th annlTemry, 1918 proceedings 
noHetd 886 
AT.nnurg, John Report of the Committee on 
Ffxiance zvii 

Irish Historical Sodety, Journal, 
L 12, edited by E.H.Dal/iu>licMi 114 

R eYolotion, messengers, Paul Revere, 

William Dawes^ Marinus Willett. 

Lamb, by W. O. Comstock 

207 

. Mass^ vital records to 1860 notie§d 



113 
AlfORY,Charies Walter, memoir «o<iMd 804 

Anrient and Honorable Artillery Company of 
Mass., 274th annual record noHeed 207 

Aadovar (Mass.) Ministerial Association, cele- 
bration of 160th anniversary 1918, his- 
torical sketch, by C. C. Cwpenter 
noticed 208 

ANNABIiB genealogy, descendants of An- 
109 



! genealogy, dei 

thony. In preparation 



ANNIS, DanUl Gag$ and Browne, O, W, 
'Vital records of Londonderry, N. H. 
S8 6 

AUSTIN-Elttot dueL fought in Rhode Island 
between William Austin, of Charles- 
town, snd James Henderson Elliot, of 
Boston, Mardi 81, 1806. papers reUit- 
ing to, by W. Austin noHeed 884 
WaUtt A forgotten duel, fought in Rhode 
Island between William Austin of 
Charlestown and James Henderson Elliot 
of Boston, Mardi 81, 1806 notietd 884 

AVEBELL-AveriU-Avery gent 
ants of William and Abl 



-^—, by C. 

Avery, 2 vols, noticed 

AVEBY, Clara ArletU The Avei^l-Averin- 
Avery family, deeeendants of William 
and Abigail, 2 vols. aoMMd 808 

ATEB, CIsienee Walter, nodce bdv 

BABBAGE and variants 

Boter, win 1704 66 
Babadqb, Julian, will 1706 66 
BavmcB. Alice, will 1606 66 

BABBAGE baptisms^ marriages, and burials 
from puish registers of Totnes. eo. 
Devon, Eng., 1666-1662 67 
f ies l iigicsl notice of descendants of Roger 



BACON, Col. WiUiam Phmb Ancestry of 

Daniel James Sedy and Charlotte 

Louisa Vail and list ^ their descendants 

noticed 804 
BACON genealocy, deeeendants of Michael, 

inpreparaoon 802 
BAILEY-Bavley Family Association, meeting 

of family 1911, proceedings noticed 110 
BAILY genealogy, descendants of Joel, by 

G. Cope noticed 110 
BALDWIN, Tkomae WilUame Vital records 

of Cambridge, Mass. to 1860, births 

noticed 208 
Baltimore, Md., First Presbyterian church, 

history, by W. Reynolds noticed 208 
Barbados, W. I., genealraical notes 177 
handbook, 1914, by E. G. Sin<^er noticed 

806 
BARBOUR, Edmund Dana and Thome, J. C. 

GeuMlogical record of John Thome also 

the direct descendants of James Thome 

noticed 206 

BARKER. CoL Edward Tobey, note had 
BARLOW genealogy, descendants of Peleg 

106 
Barnstable and Yarmouth, Mass., sea captains 

and ship owners, by F. W. Sprague with 

list of sailings from New Enmand to 

San Francisco, 1849-1866, by L. 

Sprague noticed 208 
BARTLBT genealogy, history of the Society 

of Descendants of Robert Bartiet of 

Plymouth, Mass., bv M. A. (Longfellow) 

O'Donoghue noticed 883 
BATES Bulletin, voL 2, no. 1, series 2 noticed 

110; voL 2, no. 2, series 2 noticed 388 
Bavbich, eee Babbidge 
BAXTER, Hon, James Phinney Address at 

dedication of the new buflding of the 

N. E. Hist. (Sen. Society zlvi 
Address before N. E. Hist. (Sen. Society 

1914 X 
Bayley. eee BaOey 
BEAUJEU, Daniel Hyadnthe Marie Lienard 

de, memoir, by M. de Beaujeu, trans- 

Uted by G. E. Hawea iwXieed 114 
Monongak^ de The hero of the Mononn- 

hela, historical sketch, translated by 

gTe. Hawes nofieed 114 
Belfast, Me., history, voL 2, 1876-1900, by 

Williamson and Johnson noHeed 118 
BELKNAP and variants 
Abraham, ancestry, English, notice 83; 

noticed 888 
Daniel, will 1680 191 
Henn Wyckoff The English ancestry of the 

American Belknaps 88 190 
Joeias, will 1600 91 
Joeias, wiU 1674 190 



Index of Subjects 



Bmmap, Henry, will 1686 191 
Bhaoft, Bennet, wiU 1624 92 
BBLTorra, Riehmrd, wiU 1694 90 
BELKNAP bftptisma, manUatea, «nd lyurUIs 

from EngUah puish regurtcn 191 
g«nMiogical notice of desGendanti of Henry 

198 

_y, deeeendante of Gilbert, in prepa- 

rmtlon 206 
BELU AlflOMnubr Graham How to improve 

the rmoe noticed 210 
BELLINGHAM, William, win 1606 79 
Belnap. am Belknap 
Bdtoft, M0 Belknap 
Berlin, Conn., hi^oiy, by E. S. Brandegee 

nolie$d 118 
BETHUNE, Louiae (Blanehard), notice 

Izxvtt 
BICKNELL Family AModation, bulletin, vol. 

1, no. 2 iMtieed 110 
BLAKE, Franda, notice bd 
BLANCHARD, Samuel, note 108 
BLISS, Leonard Carpenter, memoir notietd 

112 
BOABDMAN, William Franda Joe^h, notice 

Iviil 
^VA— ««•» aettlen in America, note 204 
JBOLTON, EiM SUnmood Report of the 

Committee on Papen and cmaya ziz 

^BRACHER, Vaaa Kerbif Decennial record of 
the Claaa of 1908 ShefRdd Sdentiile 
School, Yale Univerdty iMtCoed 207 

BRAINERD, Lawnue$ Report of the Com- 
mittee on Inereaee of Memberahip 
zziii 

BRANCH baptima and manriasea from pariah 
tregiatera of Rolvcnden, co. Kent, Eng., 
1660-1612 61 

BRANDEGEE, BmUv S. The eariy hiatory 
of Berlin, Conn., an hiatorical paper 
delivered before The Emma Hart Wil- 
lard Chapter, D. A. R., January 17, 
19lZnoUe9d 118 

BRIGGS genealogy, deacendanta of Clement, 
in preparaoon 802 

Brockton. Maaa., Public Library, addreaaea 
delivered at the laying of comer atone 
and dedication, 1912-1918 luXtMd 208 

BrooUine Hiatorical Sodety, proeeedinga, 1914 

noticed 886 
BROWNE, Georve Waldo and Annie, D. G. 

Vitai reoorda of Londonderry, N. H. 

886 
BUULARD, Eugeite Hiatory of New Salem 

Academy no<ieed 118 
BURGESS, Edward, notice bdl 

George Canning, notice bod 
.BURRJLL, EUen Mndge Eaaez Ttnat Com- 
pany, Lynn, Meaa, 1814-1914, an 

hiatorical akeCch of the bank for ita 

centwinlal year noticed 208 
BUSWELL genealogy, d^ewwlanta of laaae, 

in preparation 109 
BT7TTERFIELD, B. W.. and Z. WaXker New 

Hampahire Sute Teaehera' Aaaodation, 

hiatory nofieetf 114 

CADE, PhiUppa, will 1626 61 

Cnmfaridge, Maaa., hiatory, by S. A. Eliot 
nohced 806 
vital reeorda to I860, birtha, by T. W. Bald- 
win notfead 208 

Cambridge Hiatorical Sodety, publieatSona 7, 
proeaedlnci 1912 iMluMd 306 



CARPENTER, Rm. C. C. Andover Minlater- 
ial Aaaodation. 150th anniveraary. 
FlTBt Congregational Chuidi, LoweU, 
Oct. 7, 1913. Hiatorical dcetdi noticed 
208 
Mn. Joaiah Graveatone inacriptkma, gatherad 
by the Old Burial Grounda Committee 
of the National Sode^ of Colonial 
Damea of America in New Hampdiire 
^ noticed 207 

CART, John, deacendant*, bulletin, no. 14. 
new aeriea noticed 110; no. 16, new 
aerieanotiMd 808 
Suaannah Elizabeth, note Izv 

CHAMBERLAIN, George WaUer Rmort of 
the Committee on Collection of Reeorda 
zzii 

Report of the Correaponding Secretary 
zndil 

Report of the coundl xlii 

CHAPIN, HoMNird MtOur The aeal, arma, 
and flag of Rhode laland noticed 207 



CHASE, Henry R. 

1660, 1766, 1770 mfioMf 886 



Mape of Providence^ R. I., 



Ownen and oecopanta of the Iota, bouaea, 
and ahopa in the town of Providence. 
R. I. in 1798, located on mapa of the 
highwaya of that date noticed 886 

CHASE ChronidCb vol. 4, noe. 1-4 iioCicad 206 

Chatham. Maaa., cddiration of 200th anni- 
venarsp 1912, proeeedinga noticed 386 

Chdmaford, Maaa., vital reeorda to 1860 

noticed 806 
Chicago Hiatorical Sodety, charter, eonatitu- 

tion, by-lawai, memberahip liat, and 

annual report, 1918 noticed 886 
CmCKERING, Henry, itema 106 
The Children of the Amoican Revolution. 

vola. 1 and 2 noticed 886 
Chile, conquerora, by T. ThnyerOjeda, vol. 3 

noticed 207 
Civil War, eee United Statea Civfl war 
CLEMENSgenealogy, dmmdogy, 1610-1912 

COBB, FMlip LoMrop A hiatory of the Cobb 
family, pt. 2 aoMMd 8891 

COBB geneakvy, pt. 2, by P. L. Cobb noticed 
388 

COMSTOCK, WiOiaM OgiMe Four mounted 
me ea c n ger a of the Revolution, Paul 
Revere, William Dawea, Marinua Wil- 
lett, Thomaa Lamb iioCicad 207 

CONKLING genealogy Noticed 206 

Conneetieut, hiatory. Congregational eedcdaa- 
tical aodetieaeataUiahed beforo October 
1818 with thdrc' 
hiatory, regiatar and 

COOUDGE. Henrw Dingleg and KimbaU, J. 
W, Manual for the uae of the General 
Court, 1914 noticed 806 

COPE, Gilbert Genealogy of the Baily famfly. 
deeeendanta of JoS[ noticed 110 

COPELAND, CkorlM Finnog Copdand geB« 
ealogy noticed 206 

COPELAND genealogy, by C. F. Copdand 

noticed 206 

CORUSS, Eben Solon Coriiaa Ikmfly noticed 
308 

CORLISS gonealogy, by B. E. CoriiM noticed 

808 
CORY geneakigy, by H. a DiddaaoB noticed 



liat noticed 207 
for 1918 noticed 



Index of Svbjeds 



CRAM ***r^*"'nt, BMnteM% and buriak from 
pifih wtikgw of Tjnmlniihtre, Eng. 66 
■cnealoKieal BotiM of deicendiints of Joha 67 
CRAMBB, ThmaM, will 1689 64 
CRESSALL. John, wffl 1626 264 



CRITTENDEN, John Jordan, ealmdar of 
papon, edited by C. N. Feamster 
no&esd 112 

CrodMman, M0 Cualunan 

CROCKER, Hon. George Glover, notioe bnr 

CROSS, Robert, notioe 201 

iZ<9. Ro9»a$ TkeodoM My children'a aneee- 
toriL data eoneeming about four hun- 
dred New En^and aneeetors of the 
ehildren of Roaelle Theodore Croae and 
hia wife^ Emma Aaenath (Bridgman) 
Croei nofftced 206 

CUSHMAN and varlanta 
CoucHMAN, Thomaa, will 1686 182 
CBOCHBtAN, John, wiQ 1624 181 

CUSHMAN baptiama, mairiagee^ and bnriala 
from pmah registen of Rolvenden, 
Eng., 1660-1612 182 
genealoi^cal notioe of deaoendanta of Thomaa 

184 
itcma from pariah r eg iatr t of Cantecbury, 
Eng. 188 

CUTTER, WiUiam Ridtard Memoiia of the 
N. £. Hist. Gen. Society liv 
Report of the Hiatorlan ^dii 



DALTON, Rev. Dr. Aaa, notioe IvU 
DANIELS, Nathan Hagar, notioe bdx 

DARBEE, Lt9i and RcUrt M, Reoord of the 
faodly of Levi Kimball and some of his 
desosndanta notietd 110 
Dao^ters of the American Revolution, »»b 
Society of the Daughters of the Ameri- 
can Revolution 
DAVIS, Hon. Edward livinnton, notioe Ivi 
Oeory* WkU^ifUld John Grow of Ipswich: 
Joha Groo (Grow) of Oadord noHetd 
884 
WtJier A. The old records of the town of 
Fitchburg, Mass. noti<»d 806 
VAVOU Edwim RuwU White family (males) 

noHetd 884 
DEARBORN and variants 
Dbarbmaen, John, will 1611 68 
Dbaubabnb, Henry, will 1686 69 
Thomas, wUl 1689 68 

» Michael, win 1678 68 



DEARBORN baptisms, marriages and burials 
from pariah registen of IJncolnshire* 
Eng. 68 
genealogieal notice of descendants of Wil- 
liam 71 

De Fenwycke, am Fenwycke 
DERBY, Edward, notice 107 
Derebarne, SM Dearixim , 

De Standish, »m Standlah 

DEWET, TTottsr Edward Our birthright of 
kinship with distinguished descendants 
of Thomas Dewey notie§d 206 
P rospectus of the lint abstract genealogy. 
Our birthright of kinship with dis- 
tinguislMd descendanta of Thomas 
Dewey noUctd 206 

DEWEY jnnealogy, descendanta of Thomaa, 
by W. E. Dewey noUctd 206 
deeeendanta of Thomas, pros 
lint abstraef genealogy, by 
' 206 



DEXTER, FrottWaBowdifek Historical cata- 
logue of the memben of the First Church 
of Christ in New Haven, Conn. (Center 
Church) 168»-1914 notieed 886 

DICKINSON, HarrM C. Some chronidea of 
the Cory family, relating to Eliaklm and 
Sarah Sayro CU>ry and their descen d ants 
noficatf 808 

DICKINSON genealogy, by A. T. Gcancr 
noticed 110^ 

Dordieeter, Mass., First Church baptiamiw 
1748-1792 216 809 

Dover, N. H., history, by G. Wadlelgfa nefiesd 
118 

DuastablCb Mass., vital records to 1860 noHetd 
118 

Durham, N. H., history and genealogy, 2 vols., 
by Stadq>ole and Meeerve noticed 806 

DURNIN(^-LAWRENCE,.Edttib Jan$, Lad^ 
Notee and iUustmtions concerning the 
family history of Jamee of Coventry, 
Eng., fioh'Md 804 

DUTCHER genealogy, by W. K. Griffia 
iMeieed 110 

EATON, Rn. Dr, Arlkw Wnhoorih HamiWm 
Eminent Nova Scotiana of New Eng- 
land birth 101 
Old Boeton families^ number two, the 
(Jerrish family «oMe«i 110 

EUOT, Dr. Ellsworth, notice lis 
Samuel Atkine A history of CambridgCb 
Mass., 1630-1918, together with biopa- 
phiee of Cambridge people noHeed 306 

ELLIOT-Austin duel, fou^t In Rhode Island 
between William Austin, of Charles- 
town, and Jamee Henderron Elliot, of 
BostoUfMareh 81, 1806. papen relating 
to, by W. Austin nolioMi 884 

ELWELULeWHsary The gnvestone inscrip- 
tions of Rupert, Bennington co., Vt. 
noHeed 208 

England, emigrante from, 1778-1776 noheed 

genealt^cal research in 47 181 262 822 
ENO, Joel NOeon Coimeeticut cemetery in- 
scriptions 198 884 
EsssK Count/, Mass., Indian land titles, by 

S. Perley iio«ofd 207 
EVERNDEN, Emmanuel, will 1690 188 
Exeter, eo. Devon, Eng., kalendan and trade- 
gilds befon the Reformation, by F. 
Koee-Troup noHeed 118 
Exeter, N. H., settiers, English origin 64; hy 
V. C. Sanborn noHeed 806 

Fairfield, Conn., Greenfield HUl church, records 
169 286 876 

FARR genealopr, deeeendanta of Geona^ in 
prepantion 109 

FAY genealogy, anoeeton and deeeendanta of 
William and Elisabeth Fky, by G. H. 
Johnson noiieed 206 

FEAREY, Thomae Healey History of the. 
class graduated at Union CoUese, 
Schenectady, N. Y., July 28, 1868, also 
a record of non-graduates and an honor 
roll of those who served in the Union 
Army and Navy during the Civil war, 
also reporU of the 40tli and 60th f 
unions, 1908 and 1913 noHeed 112 

FENWYCKE genealogy, descendanta of 
Robert de, in prepantion 888 

FERNALD, Henry WinU^, note Ixiv 

FISHER genealogy, descendants of Eleaxer.^ 
in prepantimi 803 



Index of SiAjects 



FTTCH, Dr, WilUam Edward Addrav before 
New York Sodety of the OMer of the 
Founders end Patriots of America 1918 
noHe$d 806 

Fitehban. Mass., Thai reeorda, 1848-1869, by 

W.A. DayiaiMtieed 806 
FOLSOM meetiiig of famfly 1918. leoorda of 

the 6th annual reunion of Uie doaeend- 

anta of John noHemi 206 
FORTESCUE baptiams. marriagesp and burials 

from Ensliah parish regiaierB 62 
FOWKE. Gfford Missouri Historical Sodety 

department of arduBology, bulletin 1 

Hotieed 210 
FOX Family News, ToL 2 noffcMi 206 
FRANKLIN genealogy, descendants of John 

Littleton, in preparation 808 
FRENCH, EUMoJbtth Genealogical research in 

England 47 181262 822 
FULLER, Francis Henry, notice Ixv 

George Newman Michigan Historical Com- 
mission, a state department of history 

and archives^ buUetfn no. 2 noUeed 210 

GARDINER, Jane, win 1678 146 
GAVET, William Fobes, notice lyi 
Genealogy, arrangement, record book for, by 

D. M. McAllister iMtieed 884 
General Sodety Daughters of the Revolution, 

2l8t annual meeting, proceedings noUeed 

209 
22d annual meeting, proceedings noUeed 

209 
GERRISH cenealq^, descendants of Capt. 

John, by A. W. H. Eaton noticed 110 
GESNER, Anthon TemjOe The Dickinson 

famfly of Mflton and Litchfield noticed 

110 
GILDERSLEEVE, WiUard Haree^ GMat- 

aleeves of Gfldersleeve. Conn., and the 

descendants of Philip Gildersleeve noticed 

888 
GILDERSLEEVE genealogy, by W. H. GUder- 

aleere nofiemf 388 
GOODRIDGE genealo^, deBcendanta of Wfl- 

liam, in preparation 109 



Gosport, N. H., town records 



82 127 

and T. G. 



Gouldtown, N. J., history, by W. 

Steward noticed 806 
GRANT meeting of family 1907, report of 

6th reunion noticed 206 
GranTille^ Mass., vital records to 1860 nolteed 

208 
GRAY genealogy, descendants of Capt. John, 

in preparation 803 
descendants of Joshua of Yarmouth, 

Mass., by J. E. Thacher noticed 884 
GREENE baptisms, marriages, and burials, 

from parish registers of TotnesL eo. 

Devon, Eng., 1666-1621 60 
GREENLAW, WiUiam Preeeott Report of the 

librarian xxiv 
GRIFFIN, WaUer Kenneth The Duteher 

famUy noticed 110 

GRIFFYN genealogy, descendants of Hugh, in 
preparation 110 

GROW genealogy, descendants of John of 
Ipswich and John Groo of Oxford, by 
GTW. Davis noticed 884 

Habome, eee Rabone 

Hadlyme, Conn., Congregational ehuivh, 

manual history, 1746-1918 noticed 886 
HALE genealogy, descendants of Thomas of 

Delaware^ by T. H. Streets noficed 206 



HALU VirgMa The daughters of T>«ifi.««.. 
WiUiac of Exeter 81; naUeed 806 



HARDON. Henrw Winthrop Robert Huddna 
of the Dover Combination and aome of 
hia descendants 98 160 249 828 
HARRIS and variants 
Agnes, wfll 1608 48 
Arthur, wfll 1640 61 
Edward, genealcneieal items 64 
Harrys, Gyles^ administration of estate 1609 

49 
HARRIS baptisms, marriages, and bnriala 
from Efnglish parish registers 62 
pedigree 47 
•Hartford, Conn., history, a Quaker's visit in 
1676, edited by F. D. Andrews noticed 

Harvard University, dass of 1868, 60th anni- 

versary, report of secretary noticed 804 
dass of 1868, report of secretary, 1903-1918 

noticed 112 
dass of 1878, report of seeretary, 1918 

noticed 207 
dass of 1874. tenth report, 1874-1914 

noticed 884 
dass of 1879, raport of seeretary, no. 8, 1914 

dass of 1889, report of seeretary, 1889-1914 

noticed 884 
dass of 1894. report, 1894-1914 noMecd 884 
dass of 1898, quindecennlal report, 1913 

noticed 207 

Law School, dass of 1889, report no. 8, 1914 

noticed 884 

HAWKINS, Gen, John Parker Memoranda 

concerning some branches of the Haw- 

kins famUy and connections noticed 110 

HAWKINS genealogy, by J. P. Hawkins 

noticed 110 

HELMERSHAUSEN, Adella The Frederick 
line of Helmershausen in Maine noticed 
884 

HELMERSHAUSEN genealogy, by A. Hd- 
mershausen noticed 384 

Heredi^, how to improve the race, by A. G. 
BeU noUoed 210 

HILL, Don Gleason, memoir with autograph 
and portrait 211 

HILLS, William Sanford, notice with auto- 
graph and portrait 807 

HILTON, Gustavus Arthur, note IxxU 

HINCKLEY items from English parish 
register* 186 

Hingham, Mass., history, taxpayere, 1711 
noticed 208 

Historia, vol. 4, no. 8 noticed 114; voL 4. no. 6 
noticed 209; voL 4, no. 7 noticed 886 

HITCHCOCK, Thonuut Bamee WUliam San- 
ford Hflls 807 

HODGES genealogy, descendants of Leonard 
and Hannah of Norton, Mass. noticed 
884 

HODGMAN, Fred Clark, ancestry, American, 

by F. C. Hodgman noficMl 804 
HOLDEN, Liberty Emery, notice Ixx 
HOLLARD. aliaa SILKE baptisms, marriages. 

and burials from parish registers of 

Netherbury, Eng., 1592-1672 61 
HOPKINS, Cora Piereon A tribute noticed 

206 
HOSMER, Jamea KendaU Henry FitsGilbert 

Waters, A. M. 8 
Memoir of Henry FItaOilbcrt Waters 

noticed 20e 
HOWLAND Homestead, buUetIn, vol. 1 nos. 

8 and 4 noticed 110 
HUCKINS genealogy, desoeBdaats of Robert 

98 160 249 m 



Index of Suhjeds 



HadMMu N. H^ blstory, by K. W^Mtor, edited 
by G. w. Browne noHetd 113 

HUNTINGTON saiMlogy, deeeendanta of 
Simon, in prapumtion 110 

IDDENDEN baptiBmi, marriases, and boriala 
from pamh regiatera of Hawkhunt, 
Eng. 187 

JACK, David RiumO, notloe bczv 

JACOBUS, Dtmald Linn The Painter family 
with notes on the Lamberton family 
278 
Reanion of descendants of Nathaniel Mer- 
riam, 1918 with a Merriam genealocy 
for five generations noticed 804 

JAMES, Jane, note 107 

James Sprunt Historical PubUeations, voL 12, 
nos. 1 and 2 noticed 209; voL IS, no. 1 
noticed 209 

JEFFRIES, John TempU Uoyd Jeffries of 
Massachusetts, 1668-1914 noticed 884 

JEFFRIES genealogy, by J. T. L. Jeffries 

JENKINS, John, bom 1688. note 108 
Rev. Dr. Jonathan Leavitt, notice bdz 

JOHNSON. Dr. Alfred Burial reeorda and 

inscriptions at Nassau, New Providence 

288 
One line of descent from Capt. Edward 

Johnson of Wobum, Mass. 142 
Alfred and J. WilHameon History of the 

city of B^ast in the stete of Maine, vd. 

2, 1876-1900 noticed 118 
Birron Berkeley Capt. Edward Johnson, 

paternal and maternal ancestry. 160<^- 

1918«M><tcmf 206 
Dr. Frederick CharloB, notice Ixifl 
George Henry One branch of the Fay family 

tree, an account of the ancestors and 

descendants of William and Elizabeth 

Fay of Westboro. Mass. and Marietta. 

Ohio noticed 206 
JOHNSON genealogy, deaeendanta of Capt. 

Edward of Woburn. MaM. 142 
additions, by B. B. Johnson noticed 206 

JONES. Abraham, note 108 

'"on SaHelb%iTy The famfly of George 

Parkhurst of Watertown and Boston. 

870 »««. 



Keodnfton. Conn., Congregational church. 
200th annivemry, proceedings 1912 
noticed 886 

KETT, George The pedigree of Kctt of Wy- 
mondham, co. Norfolk. Eng.. 1180-1918 
—'-'—' 206 



KETT gmealogy. by G. Kett noHeed 206 

KIDD ER f und, report of trustees for 1918 
zxxvi 

KIMBAT.T„ Jamee W. and Coolidge, H. D. 
Manual for the uae of the Gmeral Court. 
1914 no<iecd 806 

. ^. descendants of Levi, by 

1 R. M. Darbee noticed 110 
KINGSBURY. Mr. and Afrt. Frank Bumeide 
Ma r sh a ll family record with HaskdL 
BoutweU, Barrett, Wadsworth. White. 
Read. Maurice, Kingsbury. Holbrooke, 
Stevens. Carpenter, and amed families 

m£^i^>mit IIX 



LAMB, George^ notice Invf 
LAMBERTON genealogical notice of descend- 
ants of Capt. George 288 
Lancaster County, Ehig., map, ahowing aome 

of the places mentioned in will ol Capt. 

Myles Standiah 848 
LARKIN Family Association, buUetin, no. 2. 

1913, chronicle of the family of Westerly. 

R.LnoltcMf 111 
LARNED, Charles, notice badv 
LEVET goiealogy, descendants of Thomas, by 

, V. C. Sanborn noticed 111 
Library of Cape Cod history and genealogy. 

nos. 60. 61. and 62 noticed 209 
LINCOLN genealogy, descendants of Samuel 

of Hingham, Mass., in preparation 110 

LINDSAY Family Association of America 

(inc.). report 1912 noticed 111 
LINZEE, John Wittiam, Jr. The history of 

Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of 

Rozbury, Mass., and their ancestors and 

descendants noticed 111 
LINZEE ancestors and deaeendanta. by J. W. 

LinzeenoitMd HI 
Litchfield County, Conn., Choral Union, his- « 

tory. by J. H. Vaill no<u»d 112 

Liverpool. Eng., emigrants from, 1697-1707 
— *'— ^ 113 



KINNE, Martin Van Buren, notice Izxviii 
KIRK Kenealocr. descendants of John, by 
M. 8. Roberts^ edited by G. Cope 



110 



Londonderry. N. H., vital records to 1910, by 
Annis and Browne noticed 886 

LONG, Hon. John Davie Address at dedica- 
tion of the new building of the N. E. 
Hist. Gen. Society zlviU 

LORD, Char lee Ed tpord Report of the Treaa- 
urer xxxvii 

Loa Angeles. CaL. history. Aqueduct and Ex- 
position Park, exercises at opening 
noticed 208 

Lowea Historical Society, eontributions, voL 1, 

TOO, Z noticed 114 
Loyalists of British West Indies and Bahamas, 

history, by W. H. Siebert nolicMf 114 
Lynn, Mass.. Essex Trust Company, history. 

1814-1914, by E. M. Buni]l^^i;e^208 
history, address, 1918. Historic priorities in 

Iggm. by C. J. H. Woodbury noticed 

Lynn Historical Society, register no. 16 noticed 
114; no. 17 noticed 886 

MAAR, Ree. Charlee Maar family records 
noticed 111 % 

MAAR genealogy, by C. Maar noticed 111 

MCALLISTER, D. M. Genealogical record 

of families no<ie«d 884 
McCOURTIE, TTiUiam H«rfr«rf Las MeCour- 

tie genealogy, supplement nofjeed 804 
McCOURTIE genealogy, supplement, by W. 

H. L. McCourtie noticed 304 
MacGREGOR genealogy, in Yearbook of 

American Clan Gregor Society, 1911- 

1912 ncMMd 304 J^» ** 

MacLeod, William Alexander, notice Ixxiv 
Mcmullen, Frederic Bogart History of the 

Class of 1898 Sheffield Scientific School. 

Yale University nofteed 886 
Magasine of History, with notes and oueries. 

extra nos. 22. 28. 24 noticed 209; 27 

noticed 210; 26. 26, 28, 29 noticed 806 
MARSHALL, Margaret Rowland (CUpp). 

notice Ixii 

MARSHALL genealogy, descendants of John, 
by Mr. and Mis. F. B. Kingsbury 



Index of Subjects 



MARTIN, Sir Theodore, Botiee Uv 
MARVIN, WUliam Theophflus Rogen, mamoir 

with autograph and portrait 116 
WiUiam ThefyphiluM RoffV* The Newdigate 

flxwnotfMd 304 
Majyland, hiatoiy, Pennaylvaiiia-German In 

the aettiement of Maryland, by D. W. 

NeadnoliMd 886 
Maanehuaetts Andent and Honorable Artillevy 

Company, im Ancient and Honorable 

Artillery Company of Manachuaetta 

Me—chimnni, Colonial Society of, publica- 
tione, voL 14 notiMd 210 

Maanchuaetta Daughten of the Amefiean 
Revolution Foundera' Society, officen, 
committees, and membera, 1918-1914 
fU)tie§d 806 

Maanchuaetta General Court, manual for the 
uee of, 1914. by H. D. CooUdge and J. 
W. KimbaU notfCMf 806 

Maanchuaetta, record commiaaioner, report 
1918, by H. £. Woods noticed 207 

MiaaatflnuieUa Royal Commisaiona, notok 
1681-1776, by A. Matthews noHeed 112 

Maasachusetts Volunteera, 89th regiment, by 

A. S. Roe noHeed 207 
The MatUtuek Historical Society, handbook, 

1877-1918 iMrftced 806 
MATTHEWS, AU)€rt Notes on the Massa- 

chusetta Royal Commissions, 1681-1776 

noHeed 112 
MAVERICK, Maiy, note 202 
MEANS, Helen Coit, memoir noUetd 804 

MENDOZA, Garcia Hurtado de, ioumal, by 

T. Thayer-Ojeda noticed 206 
MERCER baptisms, marriages^ and buriala 

from parish registers of Hawkhurat, 

Eng. 187 
MERRIAM genealogy, deecendants of Na- 

thanid, by D. U Jacobus notietd 804 

MERRILL genealogy, descendants of Judson, 

in preparation 808 
MERRITT, DougUu New Merritt recorda 

MERRITT genealogy, by D. MerriU notictd 

MESERVE, Winthrop SmWi and StaekpoU, 
E. S, History of Durham, N. U., 2 
▼ola. noHe$d 806 

Michigan Historical Commission, bulletin no. 2, 
by G. N. FulleriMtiMd 210 

MIDDLETON, Jo$«ph and Taplor, A, MeL, 
Eight generations from William Thome 
of Doraetshire^ Eng.* and Lynn, Maas. 
noHe$d 206 

Milton, Mass., celebration of 260th anniver- 
sary, proceedings noUetd 118 

Missouri Historical Society, department of 
Mchaology, bulletin 1, by G. Fowke 
noticed 210 

MOIR, AUxander L. Moir geneakigy and 
coUateral lines itoCiMd HI 

MOIR gmealogy. by A. L. Moir nolietd 111 

Monongahela, battie of, historical sketch, by 

M. de Beaujeu, translated by G. £. 

Hawea nohetd 114 
MORGAN, James The life work of Edward 

A. Moeeley In the aerviee of humanity 

noluiMf 112 

Additional 



MORIARTY, George 
Barbadian 



Andriws 
177 



MOSELEY. Edward Augustua, biography, by 
J. Morgan noticed 112 



Naasau, New Providence, Bahama Islaodi^ 
w. I., burial records and inscriptioni 
288 
National Society of Daughters of Founders and 
Patriots of America, history for the 16th 
year ending May IS, 1918 noticed 210 
NatioiMl Society of New England Women 
New York City Colony, yearbook, 1913- 
1914 noticed 806 
National Society of the Sons of the American 
Revolution, yearbook, 1918 noticed 114 
NEAD, Dr. DaniH WunderKeh The Penneyl- 
vanla-German in the aettiement of 
Maryland noficwi 886 
New Bedford, Mass., whaleman atatue, dedica- 
tory exercises, 1918 noticed 208 
New England Historic Genealogical Society, 
address 1914. by J. P. Baxter x 
charter and enab^ng acts Ixxx 
Committee on Collection of Recorda, report 

for 1918 xxii 
Committee on EngUah Reeeareh, report for 

1918 XX 
Committee on Epitaphs, report for 1913 xxii 
Committee on Finance, report for 1918 xvii 
Committee on Heraldry, report for 1913 xxii 
Committee on Increase of Membership, 

rmort for 1918 xxiii 
Committee on the Library, report for 1913 

xvii 
Committee on Papers and Esnys, report for 

1918 xix 
Committee on Publications, report for 1913 

xix 
Committee on Sale of Publications, report for 

1918 xxU 
Corresponding Secretary, report for 1918 

xsdii 
eoundl, report for 1918 xiii 
Historian, report for 1918 xlii 
Librarian, report for 1918 xxiv 
Ubrary. donors, 1918 xxvii 
memoin liv 

new building, dedicatory exerdaee, March 18, 
1918xlv 
entrance^ 9 Aahburton Plac^ Boston, Mass. 

plate opp. i 
entrance corridor, plate opp. v 
exterio r vie w from the northwest, plate 

opp. xxxvii 
John Foster Memorial Room, plate opp. 

xiii 
library, hocikatack, plate opp. xxxii 
library, looking north, plate opp. xvii 
library, looking south, plate opp. xxiv 
main stairway, plate opp. ix 
Sodel^ for the Preservation of New Eng- 
land Antiquities^ plate opp. xli 
Wttder Hall, plate opp. xlviu 
William Sanford Hilia Memorial Room, 
plate opp. XX 
offieers and committees for 1914 v 
proceedings 1918 104; 1918, 1914 200; 

1914 1x800 
Treaaarer, report for 1918 xxxvii 
New England Sodety in the City of New York, 

108th anniversary noMc^ 806 

New Hampshire, Congregational ehurebe^ 

minutes of the general conference, 1918 

noticed 112 

epitaphs, by Mrs. J. Carpenter noticed 207 

New Hampshire Historical Society, manual, 

1918no<iMd 806 
New Hampshire State Teachen' AaeodatioB. 
history* by Walker and Butterfield 
noCicad 114 
New Haven, Conn., First Church of Christ, 
Ustorieal catalogue of the members. 
168»-1914, by F.B. Dexter nefiWil 386 
New Jeiaey, eariy eettlen. genealogy In prepara- 
tion 802 



Index of Subjects 



9 



New Salflm, Maa^ hmOiBay, history, by E. 
BuUudfMMMd 118 

New York Htatork»l Society, 10«th wudver- 
Mry etUbnttion. 1918, rnddrcM, 8efe- 
fuarde of Ameneui democracy, by C. 
A. Richmond wAieed 210 

New York Society of the Order of the Founders 
and Patriota of America, addrcM, 1918, 
by W. E. Fitdi fiolteMi 806 

Newbory, Vt., celebration of ISOth annhrer- 
Mry 1912, proceedingi nolicii 118 

NEWDIGATB, Nathaniel, fine of, by W. T. 
R. Marvin aoMMd 804 

Newport Hlatorical Society, bulletin, no. 9 
wM€»d 114; no. 11 nctietd 806; 
apedal buUetin, 1918 fiolieMi 806 

NEWTON, Hon. Hibbert. notice 101 

NORMAN. Hugh, wm 1628 62 

NORTHUP and Tucker genealosyiMMMd 884 

NORTON, Afrs. OborlM OUmt Hiatory of the 
organisation of the Nebraska Society of 
Daughters of the American Reroludon, 
June 7, 1894-April 1, 1918 nolioMi 114 
Nebraska Society Daughters of the Ameri- 
can Reyolution, eleventh annual address 

Norwich. Conn., vital records, 1669-1848, pt. 2 
noliosd 208 

O'DONOOHUE. Marian AdkU (honqfMim) 
Hirtory of the Society of Descendan t s of 
Robert Bartlet of Plymouth, Mass no- 
Hemi 883 

Okl Dartmouth Historical Sketches, no. 87 
noUetd 210 

Oneida Historical Society, yearbook, 1914 
noUc0d 886 

Oregon Historical Society, voL 14, no. 2 noHeed 
806 

OTIS, Amos, eorraspottdenoe relative to 
Colonial ancestry, in Nos. 60, 61, and 
62, Library of Cape Cod history and 
genealogy nohesd 209 

PAINTER genealogy, descendants of Thomas 

278 
PALMER, WiUiam Lineohi, ancestry, by W. L. 

Palmer notiffd 206 
WiUiam Lincoln Some descendants of 

William Palmer of Watertown, Mass., 

and Hampton, N. H. 259 
PALMER genealogy, descendants of William 

of Watertown, Mass., and Hampton, 

N.H. 259 
PAPB, T. Warton and George Washington's 

aneeston MoCiesd 884 
PARISH, Emma White (Stuart), note Uvtt 
PARK. Lawnnee Old Boston families^ num- 
ber three, the Savage family 18 119 
PARKER, Bradstreet, biography, by W. T. 

Parker MoliMd 206 
Rev. James, will 1662 202 
Pnf, L. F, History of Poweskiek Co., Iowa 

noHud 112 
Psorl Hildnfh Report of the Committee on 

Epitaphs ndf 
Df, WUHam Thomion Great grandfather's 

dock at the old Parker homestead, 

Bradford, Mass., 1760 noHeed 206 
PARKER genealogy, ancestors and descend- 

anta of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles^ 

by J. W. Llnaee noUeed 111 
PARKHUBST, John, will 1611 878 



PARMENTER and Tarianti 
George, wm 1592 262 
George, wiU 1618 268 
Jam$9 Parktr Report of the Committee on 
Publications xix 

Pabmbtbb, William, wm 1618 264 

Parmyteb, Henry, wm 1619 264 
William, wm 1616 264 

PBRMBNraR, Robert, wm 1694 268 

PBaiOTBB, Johui wm 1648 266 

PARMENTER baptisms, marriages, and 

burials from JBngUsh parish registers 

265 

genealogical notice of descendants of George 

of Uttle Yeldham. CO. Essex. Enc. 270 

genealogical notice of descendants of John of 

Little Yeldham, oo. Essex. Eng. 269 
genealogical notice of descendants of Robert 
of Uttle Yeldham, co. Essex, Eng. 272 

PARR, Katharine, book bills, historical notice, 
by F. Rose-Troup noticed 112 

PEARSON, Brig.-G^n, Gardmr Whiimam 
Records of the Massachusetts Volun- 
teer Mmtia called out by the Governor 
of Massachusetts to suppress a threaten- 
ed invasion during the War 1812-1814 
notictd 207 

PENHALLOW, Charlm Shtrbums Report of 
the Committee on English Research zz 

PERKINS, rAomos AOm Addresses deUvered 
before the California Society of the 
Sons of the American Revolution. 
Biographical sketches noticed 210 

PERLEY, Sidney The Indian Und tiUes of 
Essex County, Mass. noticed 207 

Permenter, eee Parmenter 

Permiter, eee Parmenter 

PERRY. Ree, Dr, CaJbraith Bourn The Perrys 
of Rhode Island and tales of Silver 
Credc; the Bosworth-Boum-Perry 
homestead ttofiofd HI 

PERRY genealogy, family of R. L, by C. B. 
Perry noticed 111 

Smith 



Watts, 



PARKHURST gonealocieal notice of thefamily 
of George of wai 
■. 870 



?atertown and Boeton, 



Peterborough, N. H., history, by J. 

noticed 118 
PHILLIMORE, William Phillimore 

pariah registers^ note 109 
PHILLIPS, Rev. Jeremiah, rseord of famfly, 

by H. P. Stone noliMd 804 
PHILLIPS genealogy, descendants of William 

Bower, in preparation 808 
Phimps Academy, Exeter, N. H., bulletin, 

voL 9, no. 8 noticed 208 
PIERSON genealogical notice of Abraham, by 

C. P. Hopkins noliMd 206 
POMEROY and variants 
POMBBOYB, Henry, administration of 

1575 48 
POMBOY, Richard, wHl 

" 49 

Pom'yb, AUce^ wm and inventory 1628 50 
POMEROY genealogy notice of deeeendants 

of Thomas of Eng. 58 
marriages and burials from English parish 

registers 52 
pedigree, facsimile opp. 47 
PORTEUS, Ttumae Cruddae Some recent in- 
vestigations eonceming the ancestry of 

Capt. Myles Standish 889 
Poweikiek County, Iowa, history, by L. F. 

Fnxker noticed 112 
Providence, R. I., housss, lots, and shops, 

owners and occupants of, in 1798, by 

H. R. Chase noticed 886 
maps, 1650, 1765, 1770, by Henry R. Chase 
' 886 



and inventory 1621 



Index of Svbjeds 



QUILTER, baptiama, nwRiagWr md binfali 
from English pariah ragiatan 189 
ganeaiogieal notioa of dwicrnidanta of Maik 
189 

RABONE baptlama, maniages, and buriab from 
pariah regiatan of Huttoft, Eng., 1600- 
1639 72 

BANDALL, Afory 5fidbMy Rflport of tha 
Committae on the Ubraiy xvU 

RANTOUL, fUibert SaimuA Hanry FitiB- 

Gilbere Watara noliMd 304 
Ray baptiama, marriage%^ and buiiala from 

pariah re^btara of fiondon, eo. SuiloUc, 



REYNOLDS, Tf^tlZiam A brief hiatorv of tha 
' Fint Presbyterian ehureh, Baltimore, 

Md.i»oliMd 208 
REYNOLDS Family Aasodation, 22d annual 

meeting, proeeedings naUetd 206 

Rhode Island, history of aeal, arms, and flag, 
by H. M. Chapin noHeud 207 

RICHARDSON. Delot Aitdrnp Elaaxar Rich- 
ardson of Mancheatar and Bristol, Vt., 
and Richland, N. Y., and hia descendanta 
1774-1918 nofioMi 111 



RICHARDSON genealogy, daBcendanta of 
Eleazer, by D. A. Richardson noHetd 
HI 

Riehfleld, Ohio, history, annala of the Richfield 
Reunion Asaodation, 1918 noHetd 118 

RICHMOND, Dr. CAarles Alexander Safe- 
guarda of American democracy, address 
befora N. Y. Historical Society, 1918 
notiead 210 

Richmond. Mass.. Tital racorda to 1860 noHe^ 
208 

rIoS. Fernando Antonio da loa, diary, by T. 
ThayerOjeda nolietd 206 

ROBBINS, WiUiam A. Descendanta of Ed- 
ward Tre(a)dweU through hia aon. John 
noticed 111 
ROBERTS, Miranda 8, Genealogy of the da- 
aeendanta of John Kiric, edited by G. 
Cope naUeed 110 
Rochester, N. H., marriages and deatha, 1858- 

1862 208 882 
Roddand, Mass., First Congregational Church, 
100th anniTersary. 1818-1918. souvenir 
Nolietd 806 
ROE, AlSred 8, Tha 89th regiment Massa- 
cfausetU Volunteers, 1862-1866 noUeed 
207 
ROSE-TROUP. Franeee The kalenden and 
the Exeter trade-gilds before the Refor- 
mation noticed 118 
Two book billa of KatJiarina Parr noticed 
112 
ROWNING and varianta 
John. wiU 1640 826 
Thomas, will 1610 826 
WiUiam, will 1661 826 
ROWNINGB, Agnes, will 1601 824 
AUea, will mo 326 
Henry, wiU 1667 828 
Henry, wm 1611 826 
John, will 1600 323 
John, will 1609 826 
Thomas, win 1689 328 
ROWNTNO, John, win 1649 822 

William, wm 1497 822 
ROWNYNQB, Thomaa, wfll 1610 824 
ROWNING bapdama, marriagea, and boriala 

&*5'«P^^ "![&?«■ »' Hundon, eo. 
Suffolk, E*ng. 826 



Royal Society of Canada, iiroeaedioBi ud 
transaeidons, 3d aenes, voL 6 noticed 
114 
Vt., apitapha, by L. H. ElweU noticed 

Safait Nicholas Society of the City of New Yoric. 
portralta of the preaidenta of the SoekOty, 
1886-1914 tuXteed 386 

Saliabury, Conn., hiatorical eollactiona. r6L 1 
fiofi^sd 209 

SANBORN, Victor Channing Tha lineoia- 
shire origin of some Exeter aettlen 64; 
noticed 806 
Thomaa Levet of Exeter and Hampton 
noHced HI 

SAVAGE genealogy, deacendanta of Thomaa 
18 119 

SAWYER, Jacob Herbert, notice Ixxll 

Scales genealogy, deacendanta of William, addi- 
tiona and conectiona 882 

Schenectady, N. Y., Union CoUege. Claaa of 
1863, history, also a record of non- 
graduatea and honor roll of those who 
aerred in the Union Army and Navy 
during the Civil war, also reporta of the 
40th and 60th reunions, 1908 and 1918, 
by T. H. Fearey noticed 112 



SEELY 



IT geni 
804 



lealogy, by W. P. Bacon notioed 



SHEDD Family Aasoctation, regiatar, vol. 2; 
n>ecial meeting December 16, 1912, 
Boeton, Maas. ndtMd 111 
regiatar 1918 noftMd 804 
SHERMAN, Thomaa, notes 146 
Thomae Tovneend More facta about tha 
Engliah Sharmana 146 

SIEBERT, WiUmr Henry The legacy of tha 
American Revolution to the British 
West Indies and Bahamas, a chapter out 
of the history of the American Loyaliata 
• • 114 



SILKE, olios HOLLARD baptisma, mairiages, 
and burials from pariah regiatera of 
Netherbury. Eng., lS^92-1672 61 

SINCKLER. Edward GcvUmm The Barbadoa 
handbook. 1914 noticod 806 

SMITH. Jonathan Peterborough, N. H. in tha 
American Revolution noticed 118 

SMITH genealogsr, descendanta of James of 
Coventry, Eng.. by E. J. Duming- 
Lawrence noticed 804 

SNYDER genealogy, deacendanta of Harman, 
in preparation 308 

Sodety of Colonial Dames, New York, register, 
1898-1918 noticed 210 

Sodety of Colonial Wars in the Diatriet of 
Columbia, historical papers, no. 8, 1914. 
Some important Colonial militaiy opera- 
tions, by Frederic Louis Huidekoper 
noticed 386 

Society of Colonial Wars. New HampaUre, 
deceased members, constitution, by- 
laws, list of ofBeers, committees and 
1894-1914 noticed 886 



Sodety of the Daughters of the American 

Revolution, Nebraska, deventh annual 

addrees, by Mrs. C. O. Norton noticed 

114 

hirtoi^, 1894-1918, bjr Mn. C. O. Norton 

Sodety of the Daughters of tha Amfarieaa 
Ravohitlon, Samuel Aahlay Chapter, 
liat of membara, 1918-1914 noCicad 114 

Tha Sodety of Daughten of Holland Oamea^ 
raeord book,T918 ndiesd 210 



Index of Subjects 



8od«Cy of Mayfloww DmetaOMntM, Ohio, hb- 

tery, 1918 moKmI 114 
Sodotj of the Sons of the Amerieui Rovphi- 

tion, CmUforaia, addrsMi and bio- 

grmphical aketehfl^, by T. A. Peridn* 

— ^^— ^ 210 



Sodoty of tho Sons of the Awfrrion Rorolu- 
tlon. MaflB., register of mflsnben. pro- 
• by-«wi 



eeodhiffs, conetitutiop, 
iMKMdr210 



end 



Sodety of the Sou of the Rerbhttioii, New 
York, addraM, 1912 noliMd 114 

Society of Sons of the Revolatioe. Pennnrlvenie 
proceedings, 1912-1918 fioKewi 210 



MuwBvi^, E!ngiiih« 
conoeniinc 889; 



Sane of the Amerieen Revolution, sm Sodety 
of the Sons of the ATnericen RevohitioQ 

SOOLB end xManta 

BoiM, John, win 1609 186 

SOOLB bapdsme end marriages from parish 
rsgisten of Hawkhnnt, Eng., 1650- 
1^5 186 

8PRAOUE, Archibald, parentage 801 
FrmuU WiUiom Barnstable and Yarmouth 
sea captains and ship owners with list 
of saiungB from New Enriand to San 
Francisco, 1849-1866, ^ LeaTitt 
Sprague noliesd 208 

8TACKP0LE, Eh^reU Sck«rmerhom and Afe- 
ttne, W. 8. History of Duriiam, N. H^ 
2 Tob. noliMd 806 

8TANDISH, Capt. Myles, 
deeds ana records 
note 802 
pedbree 862 
Dr, MM Report of Committee on Sale 
of Publications nil 

STANDISH deeds, 1481-1677 868; note 
109 
8«ieal^cal notice, descendants of John de 

STEEVENS genealogy, descendants of CoL 
Thomas, in preparation 808 

STEWARD, Wittiam and STEWARD, Rm. 
Dr. TAsopAOtts Gould Gouldtown, a 
very remarkable settlement of ancient 
dateiMlio0d 806 

STOKES, Anson Phdps, notice bcvtt 

STONE, HarriH Phittip§ Family record of 
Jeremiah Phillips, D.D., misdonary to 
Orissa. India, 1812-1912 noticed 804 
Joseph Mason, ancestry, noticed 884 

8T0WELL, Dr, CharUa Henry Outline chart 
of the Stowen family noticed 111 

STOWELL genealogy, descendants of Samud, 
by C. H. StoweU noMMd HI 

STREETS, TAomofl Hale The deeeendants of 
Thomas Hale of Delaware with an 
account of the Jamison and Green 
families nolJMd 206 

Swedish Colonial Sodety, list of officers and 
members, 1918 noticed 806 

SWEIC, Earl G. Virginia SUte Library, bul- 
letin. Tol. 6, no. 2. A list of the por- 
traits and pieces of statuary in the 
Virginia Library, with biographical 
• ^ 112 



TALBOT genealogy, deeeendants of Roger, 
in prepara t ion 206 

TALCOTT, Jfory Kinmbwp Records of the 
Greeniidd HiU dkurra, Fairfield, Conn. 
169 286 376 



TAYLOR, Alan McLean and MiddUton, J. 
Eight generations from William Thome 
of Dorsetshire, Eng. and Lynn, liass. 
• • 206 



Tewksbury, Mass., vital records to 1860 
— J — I J18 



THACHER, Jttlia Edgar Joshua Gray of 
Yarmouth, Mass., and Ub descendants 
noticed 884 

THAYER, Nathaniel, note banrUi 

WiOiam Roeeoe and A660I, E. H. The dis- 
coverer of John Harvard. Henry Fita- 
GUbert Waters, H.C., 1866 noticed 206 

THAYER-OJEDA, Tomde Los conquista« 

doree de Chile, voL 8 nolieed 207 
Diario dd doctor don Fernando Antonio 

de loB RTus, 1766-1778 noticed 206 
Observadones acerea dd viaje de D. Garda 

Hurtado de Mendosa a ks provindas de 

los CoronadoB y Ancud noticed 206 
THOMAS, Rev. Dr. Thomas E., biography 

noticed 112 
THORNE, John Cdlein and BofboMr, E, D. 

Genealogical record of John Thome 

also the direct deeeendants of James 

Thome nolteed 206 
THORNE genealo^, deeeendants of John and 

James, by E. D. Barbour and J. C. 

Thome noticed 206 
deeeendants of William of Eng. and 

Lynn, Mass., by Middleton and Taylor 



THURBER, Rev. Dr. Edward Gerrish, biogra- 
phy noliMd 804 
THWAITES, Reuben Gold, notice IzzU 

TODDjranealogy, famfly of Vhrginia, by J. R. 

Witcraft noKecd 804 
TOWNE, John Parker, notice Iz 

TRE(A)DWELL genealogy, deeeendants Of 
Edward Tre(a)dwelL through his son, 
John, by W. A. Robbins noHeed 111 

TRECOTHIC genealogy, descendants of Mark 
and Thomas, in preparation 808 

TRIGGS baptisms, marriages, and burials 
from parish redsters of Totnes, co. 
Devon, Eng., 1666-1662 69 

TUCKER and Northnp genealogy noticed 

884 
TUTTLE, JuUue Hsrberf Don Gleason HOI, 

MJk.,LL.B. 211 
TwOter, eee Quilter 
Tyngsboro, Mass., vital records to 1860 nofieed 

118 



UNDERWOOD, Lucicn Marema The Under- 
wood families of America nolioMi 111 

UNDERWOOD genealogy, by L. M. Under- 
wood ndioed HI 

United States, Civfl war, official records of the 
Union and Confederate navies in, series 
1, VOL 26 noOeMi 886 

VAIL fenealogy, in Ancestry of Danid James 
Sedy, by W. P. Bacon noticed 804 

VAILL, J. H. Utdifidd County Choral 
union, 1900-1912, founded to honor the 
memory of Robbins BatteU ndioed 112 

VAN LOON genealogy, descendants of Jan, 
in preparation 110 

Vassalborough, Me., Sodety of Friends, records 

162 2^879 
Virginia history, 1607-1688, by T. J. Werteii- 

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: If Kiafomcnt v»,]\ probably pasf" ^nIij... 

•'i '»u"rt AViitoiH was in Aniorifa tbt* m- 

' Li'-. perhap-* <>t' all tiin»»s. Tlie ^i • . •- 

• \ rmbracinf; not only New Eni^Iaivi, : 
^I'ltb. A«* rttranl- a imiltitu<ic oft.- 
rnatKT of lin< age, putting thereby ,.j j. 

•) V i.ifii. Ah th«* tracer t/t the r^i'in'il.'j^ • u 
. ea! i;n]iortance, Koger William?, J- . ^ H ir. ;..-.!. :i,.-j " 

put thi* whole country in <k'bt. The i» ^.ii,. ,,:'a •• 
•1 U'etuI, which occurred at Sulen\, ^1 « •<.. '\ ' * *• 

. I'iir^s special uitntion in the puire^ u\ I'n- . . 

!• ..»tc<l t(» the fttudies in which ^ir. Waters nt.* . -; 
ji.i tb'» prin<*ipal medium thn>u<^h wbl h lie m^,:* ., 
-iOijwn. 

H*- wa»< bom at Salem 21) ^Vlareh I'^.'V'i. Hi-* liu' . 
rMnuMitr back to the foundation of Mas.-:iciiii- tt.^ ^^''^y', ' " ' • 

!■*- .-.rh.T and mother the pediirroe ii):iy be c! irly tr:ic»;|. 
-..! - if the purest New Kn»rland ftruni. II >- t . kt. Ib»»' : 
^lillMt \Vater^, born at Salem 5 July 17:m>, w i, i: :- : .!- 
*rt»M Lawrence Wate^:^, one of the tir.-^t § •ttb^;>(.f\\ . I. ••.•.'. 
:'\*i ::ftcrw;ird« of Lancaster, ^Ias•^., the line roii-i^tinir "i ' * 

.* . phen/ Benjamin.^ Benjamin,* .b.-^t;' ' •.^\u\ .b.-i ;.li < .!:.!' 
.f .-eph Gilbert Waters wa> a Harvard gnhi.- »: .■■• ' \\^^< of isi .;, 
.. ^.wyrby protWi<m, the editor for clever li y . v- «. llic^ S<t^f ti* 
( r. '/.v,', a mnnbr-ir of the Ma.-'Saebu'^"n«^ Srnjue In l^'^.*>, and for 
inoM' than forty y^ars a ju^ri'*e of tin* I .V •. ' 'onrt at >;'li:n. He 
'. «^ r_* July I'^TH, 111^ wile, \\'*i«.;n hemirriMl^ I)ei'iiiibei I>^'s 
\' M^ K!l;^a < »r< onh'af Town-* nd, wlh» v i- 'torn-at ^;ll^'J^l I 7 J:it)u: .v 
''\*x and died \:\ Novenb-r 1^!M), d:.ti-.it^T of ('1^]^t. P.' . '!^;un'- 
• .• ^ a Lntable Ksif-ex v. i»itiiy, and liin %\ lii- \lary, uiio wa^ " < t • ;^)i- 
•• r t.l' Acldi^on and Mar)' ((fu^nlea^) Kicba^I-on. '^Hui .-, fi l<1 
•. • v'iln«:lorioua pride of binl:, i.ut an aifecti<«ii:ite iiiterr>t in {:.e 
. i'!j i»f honest sires from wbijr.i he drew hih blo.>d. 

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HENRY FITZGILBERT WATERS, A.M. 

Bt James Kendall Hosmbr, Ph.D., LL.D., of Minneapolis, Minn. 

The statement will probably pass without challenge that Henry 
FitzGilbert Waters was in America the most eminent antiquarian of 
his time, perhaps of all times. The scope of his investigations was 
wide, embracing not only New England, but the Middle States and 
the South. As regards a multitude of families he threw light upon 
the matter of lineage, putting thereby large numbers under obliga- 
tion to him. As the tracer of the genealogies of characters of his- 
torical importance, Roger Williams, John Harvard, and Washington, 
he put the whole country in debt. The passing of a man so gifted 
and useful, which occurred at Salem, Mass., on 16 August 1913, 
requires special mention in the pages of the Register, a journal 
devoted to the studies in which Mr. Waters made himself illustrious 
and the principal medium through which he made his discoveries 
known. 

He was bom at Salem 29 March 1833. His line was honorable, 
running back to the foundation of Massachusetts Bay, and both for 
his father and mother the pedigree may be clearly traced, on both 
sides of the purest New England strain. His father, Hon. Joseph 
Gilbert Waters, bom at Salem 5 July 1796, was fifth in descent 
from Lawrence Waters, one of the first settlers of Watertown, Mass., 
and afterwards of Lancaster, Mass., the line consisting of Lawrence,* 
Stephen,* Benjamin,* Benjamin,* Joseph,* and Joseph Gilbert.* 
Joseph Gilbert Waters was a Harvard graduate of the Class of 1816, 
a lawyer by profession, the editor for several years of the Salem 
Observer J a member of the Massachusetts Senate in 1835, and for 
more than forty years a justice of the Police Court at Salem. He 
died 12 July 1878. His wife, whom he married 8 December 1825, 
was Eliza Greenleaf Townsend, who was born at Salem 17 January 
179H and died 13 November 1890, daughter of Capt. Penn Town- 
send, a notable Essex worthy, and his wife Mary, who was the daugh- 
ter of Addison and Mary (Greenleaf) Richardson. Their son had 
no vainglorious pride of birth, but an affectionate interest in the 
chain of honest sires from whom he drew his blood. 



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4 Henry FitzOilbert Waters [Jan. 

In 1842 Henry FitzGilbert Waters entered a private school at 
Salem, kept by Jonathan Fox Worcester, A.M., M.D., a son of 
Rev. Samuel Worcester, S.T.D., and a graduate of Dartmouth 
College. He remained for six or seven years under Dr. Worcester's 
tuition, and then he entered the Public Latin School, of which Oliver 
Carlton, A.M., also a Dartmouth graduate, was master. I came 
into personal touch with Waters when, as boys of about eight- 
een, we entered Harvard College in 1851, members of the Class of 
1855. He became almost at once my most intimate friend, and 
although in after years our paths diverged widely, we met at inter- 
vals, rather remarkably at critical moments, and our friendship and 
sympathy remained unabated. As a boy he was of medium stature, 
slender and alert, bright-eyed, with delicate features, among which 
the nose, clear-cut and pronounced, was noticeable. Quite strange- 
ly his hair, even when a freshman, was streaked with gray, a pecu- 
liarity which was said to have called out from Jared Sparks, then 
president, an outburst of laughter : " A gray-haired freshman 1 
^Vhat an idea I " It was not a sign of decrepitude. He was vig- 
orous in body then and always, active with some intervals of illness 
to fourscore. 

Waters came to college with James Arthur Emmerton, his friend 
almost from the cradle, a man who also in later years developed in- 
to a notable antiquary. They were chums throughout their college 
life, and closely bound together up to Emmerton's death. Together 
they travelled and made researches, Emmerton supplying the means 
from his longer purse, and when he died equipping his companion 
sufficiently to carry on his work. It was a beautiful union of kin- 
dred spirits and memorable in its results, for Waters could hardly 
have accomplished his great tasks had not Emmerton lent him his 
sturdy shoulder. I think they were the most popular men of our 
class. They were genial, and their room was a common ground 
where aU came together. The various cliques, the rich and the 
poor. Northerners and Southerners, the nobs and the neglected, all 
somehow felt at ease with Envnerton and Waters, and I wonder 
how they found a chance to study in the influx that passed over their 
hoppitable threshold. The atmosphere was delightful, though over- 
thick often with tobacco smoke. Waters indeed smoked little, if 
ever ; but Emmerton, of burlier mould, maintained a pipe whose 
capacious bowl fumed always with some strong mixture. My own 
lips had never been profaned by cigar or meerschaum, but when in 
a momentary lapse from virtue I applied once to Emmerton for a 
pipe, he provided me, with a smile I thought benignant but which 
was only mischievous, with a blend of the blackest and strongest. 
I took a whifF or two with consequences so dire that I never tried 
to smoke again till I reached the age of seventy-four. As now at 
eighty I puff serenely, I ponder whether I should bless or regret 
that old experience. Did it healthfully shut me off for sixty years 



1914] Henry FitzGHlbert Waters 5 

from a small time- and pence-consuming vice, or was I then and 
there cozened out of a pleasant solace that might have blunted the 
edge for me of many a rasping quandary ? Though a bit clouded, 
the atmosphere in which these Salem chums were involved was never 
otherwise than kind and wholesome. They were hilarious, but al- 
ways clean in their walk and conversation, exemplary in their ideals, 
encouragers of scholarship as well as good-fellowship, and for their 
own comfort perhaps too kindly sympathetic. Waters was never 
anything in those days but " Fitz," as our classmate Phillips Brooks 
was usually ** Phillips" ; and I recall a freshman bon mot which may 
be worth recording. A question arising as to the adequacy of our 
class for some emergency, some one defiantly exclaimed : " With 
Waters we'll give them fits, and with Brooks we'll give them fillips ! " 

I went several times to Waters's home in Salem, the old seaport 
which sixty years ago still retained much of the character that had 
marked it in the days of " Billy Gray " and " King Derby." Stout 
little ships lay at the wharves with cargoes of palm-oil, cocoanuts, 
and East Indian tissues from the Orient, and bluff, weather-beaten 
boys of my own age, with old Salem names, paced the decks, mates 
and supercargoes, sometimes before the mast, already veteran sailors, 
incipient captains in a world-encircling commerce. The old East 
India Museum, pimgent with strange spicy odors, displayed what 
to an inland boy like myself was a wonderful show — curious fabrics, 
things marvellously carved and lacquered, strange monsters of the 
sea and land, queued and turbaned counterfeits of far-away mag- 
nates and merchants. On the shore stood the famous custom-house, 
whose presiding spirit a few years before had been Nathaniel Haw- 
thorne. You found in the homes, in air faintly fragrant with sandal- 
wood, oriental tapestries, uncouth bric-k-brac, models of notable 
ships that had fought pirates in the China seas or foundered amid 
typhoons — ^these housed in colonial structures, quaint and graceful. 

The home of Waters had distinctly the Salem marks, and the 
household was representative. His father had had an honorable 
career as magistrate and editor, and his intelligence was pervaded 
with pleasant humor. His mother was a gentle and stately lady 
of the old school, by birth and breeding informed with the town's 
best traditions. I recall as particularly interesting my classmate's 
elder brother Joseph, indeed a most friendly and vivacious character. 
He began his career as the " Collector's Junior Clerk " in the custom- 
house, under Hawthorne, and figures as such in the famous prologue 
to the Scarlet Letter. In a dare-devil adventure he had at one time 
penetrated to a wild and ouUandish settiement called Chicago, 
Returning safely thence, he never after left Salem, I think, quite 
content that henceforth Cape Ann and Marblehead should boimd 
his excursions. He was charming in his naive limitations, a good 
story-teller, and overflowing in Und offices. I remember to this 
day a dish of his own concocting, set off with East Indian curry, a 



6 Henry FitzGilbert Waters [Jan. 

condiment then little known, of which I had never heard. There 
was strange drink also, of equally remote derivation. The novel 
and toothsome fare, the repartee, anecdote, and laughter which per- 
vaded the strange aromatic steam, the broad good-heartedness, inteiv 
ftised with honest and innocent parochial enthusiasm, made it a true 
Salem repast, t)rpical and delightful. My classmate was very happy 
in his home environment, and I can see now that the boy was father 
of the man. 

Things associated with history interested him as they did me. 
Here as in most ways our tastes were congenial. We were good 
walkers, and tramped together untiring to the historic spots. He 
showed me Gallows Hill, where the witches were hanged, and the 
bridge where the Salemites claim that armed resistance to British 
authority was made before the Concord fight. We tramped round 
the bay to the old fort, which sheltered the Constitution^ fieeing 
before the English fleet in the War of 1812, and pondered the 
scratches on the old desk, made by Hawthorne's penknife as he 
evolved the tragedy of poor Hester Prynne. Once, while crossing 
a street, he called my attention to a cobblestone in the pavement of 
the gutter which his foot had just pressed. " I always trod on that 
•particular stone,'* said he, " going to and coming from school through- 
out my boyhood, and it would hurt me to tread on any other as I 
cross/' a small cropping-out of the steadfastness and method which 
served him to such good purpose later. 

At graduation no one of our men was more universally liked and 
respected than he. Others surpassed him in scholarship, though 
here he was soimd and broad. There were brilliant fellows who 
shone later in fields more directly under the world's gaze than the 
one he chose, but we all confided in the warm heart and good head 
of Fitz. Nathan was not franker or more fearless with "Thou 
art the man " than he was, if a companion slipped. He heartened 
the desponding and acclaimed without envy the successful, a concil- 
iator in quarrels and a counsellor to men perplexed. He was truth- 
ful, often bluntly so, and insincerity in others withered under his 
word and gaze. 

Waters's chief fault, perhaps, was a lack of ambition. After 
graduation he studied for no profession, but without definite aim 
opened in the fall of 1855 a little private school in Salem, of which 
he continued in charge until, compelled by illness to lay aside 
all business, he gave it up, 1 May 1859, to his old master, Oliver 
Carlton, Esq. He remained without employment until the fall of 
1861, when he gave proof of his devotion to the cause of the Union 
by enlisting as a corporal in Co. F, Twenty-Third Regiment of 
Massachusetts Volunteers.* He went to North Carolina in the 

♦The following account of Waters's Civil War service is based ihiefly on informa- 
tion contained in his pedif(ree papers, which were filed with the Kew England Historic 
Genealogical Society when he accepted membership in the Society, 18 May 1872. 



1914] Henry Fitz Gilbert Waters 7 

** Bumside expedition," and shortly after the victories at Roanoke 
Island and Newbem, having been incapacitated for active service 
by exposure in the swamps of Roanoke, which resulted in severe 
chronic rheumatism, he was, at the request of his fnend. Dr. George 
Derby, surgeon in the Twenty-Third Massachusetts Volunteers, 
detailed for duty as his clerk at the Academy Green General Hos- 
pital. There he remained, under Dr. Derby and his successor. 
Dr. Clayton A. Cowgill of Delaware, until Dr. Cowgill was trans- 
ferred to the charge of the Stanly General Hospital. There being 
no likelihood that he would ever again be fitted for active service in 
the field, Waters gave up his corporal's warrant in favor of one of 
his comrades in Co. F, and was retained as the clerk of Dr. Cowgill 
while the latter filled the various oflSces of surgeon in charge of the 
Stanly General Hospital, of acting medical inspector and superin- 
tendent of all the hospitals in North Carolina, and finally of surgeon 
in charge of the Foster General Hospital, into which all the hospitals 
in Newbem had been merged. At the expiration of his term of 
service, 28 September 1864, Waters, although he had received his 
** discharge " and was free to return to his home, felt that his further 
services in the hospital were needed, and disregarding the personal 
risk which he ran, he continued them without pay, until he was 
prostrated in the following month by yellow fever, which had been 
raging violently in Newbem since the first week in August of that 
year. When he began to convalesce, he was sent to Morehead 
City, by the seashore, where on the very next day he had a relapse 
and was reduced so low that he was reported dead in Newbem. 
Nevertheless, having regained a little strength and having learned 
that Dr. Cowgill had been taken down with the fever. Waters went 
back to Newbem to render what little service he could. On Dr. 
Cowgill's recovery, as Waters still remained " weak and almost good 
for nothing" (to use his own words), he determined to return to 
the North, and left Morehead City 5 November 1864 by steamer 
for New York. Late in December of the same year he started again 
for the South, going to St. Helena Island, near Beaufort, S. C. 
There he was induced by his friend, Capt. Joseph A. Goldthwait, 
port commissary at Beaufort, to accept for a time the position of 
chief clerk in his office. Sherman had just taken Savannah, and 
was making preparations for his march through the Carolinas, so 
that Wdters and his assistants had plenty of work, as, although few 
in number, they were obliged to provision the whole Army of the 
Tennessee. Finally, in May 1865, Waters came back to the North, 
and, although he^ had borne arms for his country and had defied 
disease that he might minister to the inmates of the hospitals, he per- 
sistently refused, with delicate honor, to receive a pension, in spite 
of the exigencies of later years. We met after a ten years' sep- 
aration, at Cambridge, on Commemoration Day in 1865. Our 
dass had done well for the country. Our soldiers were twenty-four 



8 Henry Fitz Gilbert Waters [Jan. 

in number, among them two major-generals, four colonels, and 
others of lesser grade. Of the rank and file, I think, were only 
Waters and I, both of us corporals. The spirit of the day was to 
efface all rank, and we both were pressed by Barlow and Hayes, 
the major-generals, and by colonels, majors, and captains, to march 
side by side with them in the line. We held aloof, however, and 
strode together in the dignity of our chevrons, for the last tune 
in our army blue, to the beat of the drum. 

The occupations of Waters now for a decade or so seemed to 
those not close to him to be, for the strong man that he wa«, some- 
what trifling and desultory. He had no regular vocation, engaged 
not earnestly in educational work, collected old furniture, and pored 
over old documents. In a visit to him in these years I found him 
transferred from his old home to an ample and dignified mansion of 
a former type on Salem Common, which he had crowded from attic 
to cellar with ancient furniture and bric-k-brac, Elizabethan side- 
boards, quaint dressers and tables, venerable beds "with testers, 
columnar clocks, andirons, warming pans, candlesticks, loggerheads, 
a multifarious assortment of colonial belongings large and small. 
The craze for such accumulations was then not marked in the com- 
m unity. As a collector he was early in the field, and had an ab- 
normal acuteness and zest in detecting things rare and valuable. 
His gracious and stately mother, now widowed, presided among 
these venerable objects, a befitting environment for such a beautiful 
lady of the old school. Among this venerable oak and old china 
she moved in gown and cap of fashion as venerable ; and at h&r 
side still stood the elder son, the delightful Joe, the same who had 
been suspected by Hawthorne in the custom-house of writing poetry, 
who had escaped unharmed from his rash incursion among the bulls 
and bears of remote Chicago, and had returned contentedly to his 
quiet Salem nook for a lifelong stay. Both he and Fitz stuck to 
bachelorhood, a practice over-esteemed among genuine Salemites. 
In the case of either an affair of the heart was unthinkable, and yet 
more genial and charming men never as hosts welcomed a friend. 
Waters was full of stories. This fine wainscoting had revealed 
itself after he had painfully for days scraped off layers of disfiguring 
paint, and that rare bit he had detected built into a hencoop in an 
ancient shed. The prizes which commonly stimulate men, fame 
and fortune, had no lure for him, but the odd fish was finding his 
appropriate water. Emmerton, always his friend, a kindred spirit 
and close at hand, had studied medicine, but had soon forsaken it 
as a profession. There were old parish registers and court files long 
pigeon-holed, which it might be worth while to go through. Em- 
merton turned to that task, and finding that the stores at hand 
yielded a good result, he went to England to seek further. 

In all this work Waters was his close associate. These two 
friends spent several months in England in the summer and autunm 



1914] Henry FitzGilbert Waters 9 

of 1879, and some of the results of their researches in the Principal 
Registry of Probate at Somerset House, in the Public Record Of- 
fice, and in the British Museum were published, in the shape of 
brief abstracts bf wills, inquisitions post mortem, and fine rolls, in 
the Easex Institute Historical Collections^''^ beginning in Jan- 
uary 1880, and were reprinted in an octavo volume of 148 pages, 
entitled "Gleanings from English Records about New England 
Families," Salem, 1880. The unusual gifts and equipment of Wa- 
ters for antiquarian work now became plainly apparent. In review- 
ing this book in the Register for October 1880, f the late John 
Tyler Hassam, A.M., of Boston, at that time prominent in the 
counsels of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and 
later the leading member of the committee of the Society that 
arranged for Waters's work in England, wrote: "Mr. Waters 
stands in the front rank of New England antiquaries. Few men 
have done such good and faithful service in the past, and few give 
greater promise of accomplishing more in the future. He has long 
been a worker in the vineyard. Few men have crossed the ocean 
better prepared by previous training and experience, by precise and 
accurate knowledge of our early history and antiquities, and by 
familiarity with the records and traditions of New England families 
and the endless ramifications of their genealogies, to appreciate and 
improve the opportunity, so kindly and generously offered him, of 
exploring the inexhaustible stores of antiquarian and historical mate- 
rijd in England." In closing his review Mr. Hassam expressed the 
hope that the New England Historic Genealogical Society might 
** at some future time be endowed with funds suflScient to enable it 
to maintain an accredited agent in the mother country constantly 
engaged in such researches as these." 

Two years later, on 3 October 1882, at a meeting of the Board 
of Directors of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Mr. 
Hassam returned to the subject of genealogical work in England, 
and spoke " upon the desirability, since the death of Col. Chester, 
of having a competent person in London to make genealogical re- 
searches for the English ancestry of American families." He stated 
that several persons had expressed a wish that Mr. Waters, who 
was at that time a member of the Publishing Committee of the So- 
ciety, could be induced to take up his residence in London and en- 
gage in such researches, and he was able to announce to the Board 
that Mr. Waters had offered to devote his time to the investigation 
of the English pedigrees of American families, if $1500 a year for 
three years could be secured to him. On Mr. Hassam's motion a 
committee was appointed, consisting of Mr. Hassam himself, of Hon. 
James W*. Austin, and of John Ward Dean, Esq., with authority 
to open a subscription to raise the money, if they deemed it advis- 

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10 Henry FitzGilbert Waters [Jan. 

able.* The efforts of this committee to secure the necessary funds 
were successful, and on 1 May 1883, after Mr. Hassam had re- 
ported to the Board of Directors that upwards of twp thousand dol- 
lars had been subscribed, it was, on his motion, voted by the Board : 
" That the committee on English Records be, and they hereby are, 
authorized to secure the services of Henry F. Waters on such terms 
as may seem to them expedient, provided, however, that this society 
be not made pecuniarily liable in a sum exceeding that which shall 
be subscribed and paid in for the purpose of searching said records." f 

The subscription lists started by the committee were circulated 
also by and among members of sister societies, and in particular 
many leading members of the Massachusetts Historical Society not 
only manifested the warmest interest in Waters's researches but 
were ever ready to contribute towards defi^ying the expense of the 
work and to solicit subscriptions from others. J The largest indi- 
vidual contributor to the fund was James Jimius Goodwin, LL.D., 
of Hartford, Conn., while the alumni of Harvard College and es- 
pecially the Harvard Club of New York furnished the means for 
carrying on the search for the ancestry of John Harvard. 

Waters now entered fairly into the labors which he made so fruit- 
ful. On 5 May 1883 he sailed on the Catalonia from Boston for 
England, and at once began his researches in Somerset House, 
London. In the Register for July 1883§ were printed the results 
of his first few days of work among the records of the Prerogative 
Court of Canterbury ; and from that time down to and including 
the issue for January 1899 every number of the Register except 
three (those for October 1897 and for July and October 1898) 
contained an article from his pen embodying the results of his 
researches among the English records. These articles, with the 
exception of the two entitled "John Harvard and his Ancestry," 
appeared under the heading of " Genealogical Gleanings in Eng- 
land,'* and if we include among them the two Harvard articles, 
were distributed in sixty different instalments and appeared in 
seventeen different years. They were reprinted by the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society in 1901 in two bulky volumes, 
with an introduction by Mr. Hassam, of which frequent use has 
been made in preparing parts of this memoir. 

Waters's methods of research were very different from those of 
his lamented predecessor in the same field. Col. Joseph Lemuel 
Chester, whose services in throwing light on the English origin of 
American families and in preparing for publication English records 
cannot be valued too highly. Col. Chester met with great success 
in tracing* the history of particular families. " Mr. Waters's me- 

•Reoistrr, vol. 42, pp. 43-441 vol. 58, p. 13. 
+ Keoi8Tbr» vol. 42, p. 44. 

t See nddress of Pre8i<!ent Abner C. Goodell, Jr., of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society, 2 Mar. 1887, printed in Reoistbb, vol. 42, pp. 40-46. 
} Vol. 37, pp. 233-240. 



1914] Eenry FitzGilbert Waters 11 

thod," said President Goodell of the New England Historic Grenea- 
logical Society, in presenting him as the speaker of the day at a 
meeting of the Society in Boston, 2 March 1887, "is to examine all 
the records between certain dates, seriatim^ keeping a sharp look- 
out for everything possibly indicative of the slightest connection 
with known American families."* In a letter from London, dated 
13 May 1884 and written to Prof. E. N. Horsford of Cambridge, 
Mass., the antiquary mentions his "laborious but fascinating work, 
in the gloomy cellar of Somerset House, of exhuming the records 
of a buried past," and refers to his method of research as follows : 
" I take the records consecutively, looking over each page and mak- 
ing such references as seem worth noting. I occasionally make 
excursions when the trail seems broad and clear, .... but I in- 
tend generally to oonfine myself to the period a little before the 
migrations of 1628-30 and the next half century."f By far the 
greater part of the time spent by Waters in England was devoted 
to this reading of the wills in Somerset House. He seldom visited 
other depositories of records — at any rate he did little work outside 
of London, except when now and then some great quest, such as 
his search for the ancestors of John Harvard, called him to other 
fields. "Here [in Somerset House]," continued President Goodell 
in the remarks from which I have already quoted, " by his special 
skill in interpreting the records, and the generous interest he mani- 
fested in the labors of others whom he there found engaged in sim- 
ilar researches, and the aid he ever cheerfully afforded to these co- 
workers, he soon began to enjoy exceptional opportunities for prose- 
cuting his labors with the greatest economy of time, and secured the 
cooperation of his fellow-workers, who generously reciprocated his 
attentions to their wants. "$ 

The world minimizes too much the value of such pursuits. The 
Chinese worship of ancestors is of course an absurdity, and among 
us there are perhaps some who take pains overmuch ii^ running back 
lines of descent. But heredity, in conjunction with environment, 
in great part determines that we are what we are, and surely it is 
interesting and most instructive, in one's own case and in the case 
of eminent men, to trace the links of the chain through which mys- 
teriously the present derives from the past its vitality and soul. 
Waters was bom for such work. He told me once that nothing 
appealed to him so intensely, no novel or poem or strain of music 
or work of art, as the dusty documents which were the means to 
the ends he sought. These he read literally by the hundred thou- 
sand, and no detective ever caught more acutely at the obscure clues 
in an investigation or followed evidence with judgment more unerring. 

His work, though full of delight, told heavily upon his strength, 

• Rbgikter, vol. 42, p. 41. 
fREOiBTBR, Tol. 38, pp. 339-340. 
X Rboisteb, Yol. 42, p. 43. 



12 Henry Fitz Gilbert Waters [Jan. 

and anxiety was ever present as to whether the American supporters 
of the work would be able to continue to provide for his stay in 
England. I was with him in London in 1886, when he was ill in 
body and mind. He always looked older than he was. He was 
now but fifty-three, already a venerable figure, broad-brimmed and 
cloaked after the fashion of a former time, his white hair setting off 
a countenance clear-cut and forcefiil even in failing health. Fortu- 
nately he rallied to achieve much more, rounding out to the full his 
fourscore, in labor certainly but not in sorrow. He was a happy 
man, intensely and congenially occupied, and with a philosophy 
that disarmed afflictions. 

Undoubtedly the greatest achievements of Waters during the years 
that he spent in England in research work for the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society were his discovery of the parentage 
and ancestry of John Harvard, the results attained in his Rogers 
investigation, his work in settling the doubts as to the ancestry of 
George Washington, and the conclusive proof which he furnished in 
regard to the ancestry of Roger Williams. His Harvard investiga- 
tion, I suppose, may be held to be his master work. 

Waters's first article on " John Harvard and his Ancestry " ap- 
peared in the Register for July 1885,* and was followed by a sec- 
ond article under the same title in the Register for October 1886. f 
James Savage, the well-known author of the Genealogical Diction- 
ary, stated that he would gladly have given five hundred dollars to 
get five lines about John Harvard, and Col. Chester carried about 
with him daily for many years a bit of Harvard pedigree in the hope 
of being able to perfect it ; but Waters was the first to show beyond 
any doubt that John Harvard was a son of Robert Harvard and 
his wife Katherine Rogers of St. Saviour's Parish, Southwark, 
and that he was baptized there 29 November 1607. On Com- 
mencement Day, 24 June 1885, the thirtieth anniversary of the 
graduation of our college class. Harvard University gratefully re- 
cognized the important work of Waters by conferring on him the 
honorary degree of Master of Arts, and in his remarks at the 
Alumni Dinner on that day President Eliot sunmied up in grace- 
ful diction the results of Waters's researches concerning the an- 
cestry of the mysterious founder of the College. J In the second 
part of " John Harvard and his Ancestry," published in October 
1886, Waters established the parentage of Katherine Rogers, 
John Harvard's mother, tracing her parents to their home at Strat- 
ford-on- A von and identifying the very house in Shakspere's native 
town from which she went forth as a hride. 

The Harvard investigation interested me especially. I took it 
up with Waters step by step, and was struck by the rigid restraint 

♦ VoL 39, pp. 265-2S4. 
tVol. 40, pp. 362-380. 

t See Rboistbr, vol. 36, p. 319, vol. 39, pp. 265-267, and 0«nealogioal Gleanings in 
England, Introdaction, pp. ix-xii. 



1914] Benry Fitz Gilbert Waters 13 

which he imposed on himself in forming conclusions. It is the very 
romance of antiquarian research. This elusive worthy of the past 
Waters fastened seciu*ely to his Southwark parentage, revealing him 
clearly, and tracking his kindred in their haunts and occupations 
to the first years of Queen Elizabeth. His stepping-stones had been 
now a direct mention in some old will, now an indirect hint, so 
vague that only his genius could have discovered a relation. But 
whether clear or vague, he never established a stepping-stone until 
he was sure of it. Then he trod it as he had trodden the cobble- 
stone in the Salem street when he was a schoolboy. So in his 
quest he built a firm road from London through the darkness to 
distant Stratford-on-Avon, where in 1909, in a ceremony sanctioned 
by King Edward VII, participated in by dignitaries of the univer- 
sities and by the American ambassador, and attended by a great 
company, the home of John Harvard's grandparents was given into 
the keeping of the institution that bears his name. For the readers 
of the Registeb Waters told the marvellous story of the untangling 
in fiill. He epitomized it simply and lucidly for the Harvard 
Graduates^ Magazine.* I have heard him give it to an audience, 
without vainglory, with pleasant humor, with convincing logic. 
Several times in private I discussed with him the more interesting 
points. " Fitz," I once said to him in substance, " you have brought 
us to the threshold of something magnificent ; but there you leave 
us. Go beyond your documents a little, trusting yourself to cir- 
cumstantial evidence. Thomas and Alice Rogers, grandparents of 
John Harvard, lived for fifty years, with their household, side by 
side with John and Mary Shakspere, parents of William Shakspere, 
and their household, under conditions which made an intimacy inevi- 
table. The fathers were in the same calling in the little borough 
of possibly two thousand souls, sat together on the same bench 
as aldermen, became each in his turn bailiflT or mayor. Their 
wives were close neighbors, members of the same parish, in the 
register of which the births, marriages, and deaths of the two house- 
holds are written down on the same page. The boys, of course, 
would go together to the old King Edward VI grammar school, of 
which their fathers as magistrates were officially trustees, and the 
girls and boys must have played together in the Avon meadows. 
William Shakspere, to be sure, went to London the year Katherine 
Rogers, the mother of John Harvard, was bom, and could have had 
no knowledge of her as a child. But we know that a decade or so 
later he bought New Place, and was in the way of coming back to 
Stratford for sojourns that grew longer and more frequent, until at 
last it became once more his home. Inevitably, in restoring New 
Place, he must have had an interest in the handsome house just built 
by Thomas Rogers, and who more likely to answer the knock of 
0ach a visitor than the budding little Katherine ! I can see the young 

• Vol. 15, pp. 643-060 (June 1907) . 



14 Henry FitzGilbert Waters [Jan. 

maid and the middle-aged man confronting each other across the 
doorstep. She must have been pretty, and could, moreover, hope 
for a substantial dowry. What more likely than that Shakspere, 
going back to the Globe Theatre, at Southwark, should have reported 
to Robert Harvard, the young widower, well-established and reputed 
in Southwark, of the blooming, well-portioned girl up there in the 
Midlands, awaiting her fate ! If Robert Harvard lent a willing ear, 
we know that Shakspere was just the man to serve as a go-between. 
Through the remarkable unearthings of Professor Wallace, we know 
that in these same months the poet, a lodger at the time with a 
wigmaker, and a genial friend in the humble family, had a hand in 
making a match between his host's daughter Mary and the apprentice 
Stephen Bellott. If Shakspere did this for Stephen and Mary, why 
should he not do the same good turn for Robert and Katherine ? 
Southwark and Stratford are a hundred miles apart, a space not 
often traversed by the humbler folk in those untavemed and roadless 
times. One man we know did go and come right from the eaves of 
Robert Harvard's shop in Southwark to the doorstep of the house in 
the Stratford High Street. One would say that there must have 
been an intermediary. Who more likely for that than Shakspere, 
good mixer that he was with plain Londoners and Warwickshire 
rustics, however he may have exploited upon his stage the heights 
and depths of human experience ? There are no documents for all 
this," I said, **but consider the circumstances. Can you not tread 
on these to conclusions ? Here is our dear Harvard. Her unique 
asset is her antiquity. Other universities may surpass her in wealth, 
in number of students, ip distinction of teachers, possibly even in 
football, but no other university in this country can go back for her 
origin through eight generations, generations which cherished her 
with love and enriched her with the noblest traditions. Now, what 
new dignity would be imparted to this past of Harvard, already so 
precious and solemn, could we but link the founder with the greatest 
name in literature ! Is it documents only that can pave the path for 
you to a conclusion, and will no accumulation of circumstances give 
you proper footing?" In unfolding my scheme I had warmed into 
a glow, which Waters, quiet in his easy chair, met with a cold un- 
sympathetic smile. His words were few, and this was their purport. 
** These are only pleasant and picturesque speculations, possibilities 
rising here and there perhaps to the size of likelihoods, but all un- 
substantial. There is no solid documentary fact beneath your 
structures, and without that they are only might-have-beens, and 
with might-have-beens, however glittering, I have nothing to do." 
It was an instance of the restraint, rooted in invincible integrity, 
which he always showed in his investigations, and which was as 
much a part of him as were the acuteness and boldness with which 
he leaped to a result when once he had obtained a satisfactory trov <rr& 
from which to make his spring. He inexorably demanded that. 



1914] Henry FitzGilbert Waters 15 

It might be in itself as poor a scrap as his Salem cobblestone. His 
instinct told him at once if it were well-based and gave a firm hold, 
and then he could utilize it memorably. 

It has been suggested that a portrait of Waters ought to hang in 
some hall of Harvard University. It is indeed fitting, and the artist 
should be one of skill. There are two moments in his Harvard in- 
vestigation which admit of dramatic portrayal. The first is the anti- 
quary standing bare-headed in the cofiee-room of the ancient Queen's 
Head Inn, in Southwark, and drinking a mug of London *' bitter" 
to the memory of the mother of John Harvard. It happened on a 
Monday morning. He had, the Saturday before, made certain that 
the good mother, the possessor of this inn, had bequeathed it as 
the principal item of his inheritance to her much-loved son. From 
the proceeds of its sale came mainly the little fortime, *' the moiety" 
of which a few years later kept alive the small moribimd school es- 
tablished in New England in 1636. The inn remained unchanged. 
The identification was complete. As he used to tell the story, he 
made no secret that his soid was full of exultation, and we may be 
sure that his coimtenance reflected it, as in homely, sincere fashion 
he paid his homage. Still better, perhaps, as the subject of a pic- 
ture would be the identification at Stratford of the " Old House in 
the High Street." Arriving at Stratford (as he told me the 
story), the antiquary, having by a mar^^el of ingenuity made out 
Katherine Harvard's connection with that place, called on Dr. Ar- 
buthnot, rector of the parish, who at Waters's request to examine 
the register said : " You are aware, sir, that our register is the 
most important one in England." Waters convinced him of his 
appreciation of that fact, and also of his competency and trustworth- 
iness. " You may examine it," said the rector, " but it can only 
*be done under surveillance. The sexton alone can attend to that, 
and he must remain at the door of the church to admit the visitors 
to Shakspere's grave." The condition was accepted, and Waters 
stood throughout the day, at the back of the church, the precious 
register resting on a pew-rack, while he conned it page after page. 
He found abundant mention, side by side with the Shaksperes, of 
Thomas and Alice Rogers and their household, and at last the plain 
record of the marriage of their daughter Katherine to Robert Har- 
vard. Was there anything more to learn ? Shutting up the book, 
tired but happy, he went out into the village street and paused, as 
thousands had done, before the "Old House," with its quaint and 
handsome Tudor front. No one knew its story. The carved char- 
acters on the crossbeam below the gable, T R 1596 A R, were, 
and had always been, as long as njen remembered, an enigma. As 
he scanned them in the afternoon light, with his mind excited by 
what the register had revealed, it flashed upon him as by spme spirit- 
ual suggestion that the initials stood for John Harvard's grandpar- 
ents, and that over that threshold the mother, Katherine, had gone 



16 Henry Fitz Gilbert Waters [Jan. 

as a bride. How this was confirmed need not be told here. But 
the antiquary at the supreme moment when his discovery was 
clinched, this old-fashioned but straight and alert figure, white-haired, 
with keen and enthusiastic eyes — surely a painter might find here 
a worthy subject. 

Waters's researches in connection with the Rogers family estab- 
lished the English ancestry of Rev. Nathaniel Rogers of Ipswich, 
Mass., and his father's cousin, Rev. Ezekiel Rogers of Rowley, 
Mass., a subject which had for many years engaged the attention 
of Col. Chester. They were described by Waters in an address be- 
fore the New England Historic Genealogical Society at its stated meet- 
ing on 2 March 1887, and were printed in the Rkgister for April 
of the same year.* The results of the Roger Williams investigation 
were made known in the Register for July 1889, f and the Wash- 
ington records were published in the Register for October 1889 
and January 1890.^ In establishing the ancestry of these men 
Waters solved problems which " had long baffled the efforts of the 
most eminent antiquaries," and his articles form '* a series of perhaps 
the most brilliant achievements in the whole history of genealogy. "§ 

Besides the *' Genealogical Gleanings in England," Waters con- 
tributed to the Register an article entitled " Papers in Egerton 
MS. 2395, "II in which he gave an account of some papers relating 
to North America which are contained in a manuscript volume in 
the British Museum. He also communicated to the Register the 
will of Alexander Selkirk — ^the real Robinson Crusoe,ir and the 
will of Thomas Hobson, the Cambridge carrier, who oflTered to his 
customers *'Hobson's choice."** 

Many genealogical articles by Waters may be found in the Essex 
Instihite Iliatorical Collections^ most of them having been con- 
tributed to that publication before the compiler took up his protracted 
residence in London. One very valuable contribution, " Extracts 
from Marriage Licenses granted by the Bishop of London 1598 to 
1639," was one of the fruits of his research in England, and ap- 
peared in the Essex Institute Historical Collections for 1891. ft 

To the cause of history as well as to that of genealogy Waters 
rendered valuable services, and among these the discovery of the 
Winthrop map of the Massachusetts Bay Colony J J and the finding of 
the manuscript by Samuel Maverick containing a " Discription of 
New England "§ § deserve especial mention, arousing as they did great 
interest both in this country and in England. 

•Vol. 41, pp. 160-188. 

tVol. 43, pp. 290 et $eq. Cf also vol. 43, pp. 427-428. 
i Vol. 43, pp. 379-424, vol. 44, pp. 73-83. 

6 Genealogical Gleanings in England, Introduction, p. xviii. 
j Vol. 4<), pp. 175-180. 

% Vol. 50, pp 539-540. Cf. RBOiaTBH, vol. 51. pp. 150-151, for a facsimile of this will. 
♦♦Vol.62, pp. 487-488. 
ttVol. 28. pp. 57-150. 

XI See Ukoihtbr, vol. 38, p. 342 (July 188)4, and Proceedings of th§ Mtusachmstis HU- 
torical Society, Scries 2, vol. 1, pp. 211 e< seq. (June 1884). 
6§ Printed in Kboistbr, vol. 39, pp. 33-48 (January 1885), and in ProcMdings of th$ 
MtuMcKusetts Historical Soeisty, Series 2, vol. 1, pp. 231 si ssq. (October 1884). 



1914] Henry Fitz Gilbert Waters 17 

Watere's later years were spent in eastern Massachusetts, chiefly 
in his native city. As early as 1870 he had joined the Essex Insti- 
tute ; in 1872 he had become a resident member of the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, and was made a life member in 1890 ; 
and in January of the latter year he was elected a resident member 
of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Every winter he made it 
a point to be present at the dinner, in Boston, of his Harvard class ; 
and on these and other visits to Boston he was often to be seen in 
the Library of the Historic Genealogical Society in its former build- 
ing at 18 Somerset Street, and once or twice he was able to come to 
the new building at 9 Ashburton Place. His interest in the genealogi- 
cal researches to which he had devoted his prime was undiminished 
even in advanced age. He would call for the most recent English 
publications on genealogy, especially the printed parish registers, 
and oftentimes he pointed out clues as to the ancestry of our early 
settlers which led to the acquisition of important material for the 
pages of the Register. In a letter to a personal friend and rela- 
tive, written from Salem so late as 3 April 1912, he exclaimed: 
" Lord 1 How I wish I had that library at 18 Somerset St. within 
easy reach, and daily too I " It was a source of gratification to him 
that the Committee on English Kesearch of the Historic Genealogical 
Society was able, a few years ago, to secure funds for a resumption 
of the work in England which he had carried on for seventeen years 
with such wonderful success, and he was always glad to hear about 
the progress of the particular investigations authorized by the Com-^ 
mitt^e and to aid in its researches with helpful advice and suggestions. 

I have written of my old friend out of my heart, and naturally of 
his occupation in his special field, to which his taste so strongly drew 
him and where his ability was so marked. Absorbed though he 
seemed here, shut oflF from men in alcoves and dustbins, he was 
nevertheless a man widely and tenderly sympathetic. Though with- 
out family ties, he had a genius for friendship, and no friend could 
be kinder or truer. He was alive in a large sense to the present. 
The Spanish War and the Boer War were followed by him with 
lively interest and with manifest disapproval. In these later years 
he was perfervidly a peace man, incongruously and rather amusingly 
militant in his advocacy ; and in his anti-imperialism not even his 
townsman of a centuiy ago, Timothy Pickering, denouncing the 
purchase of Louisiana, surpassed his wrath over our present-day 
expansion. I locked arms with him on Commencement Day, 1913, 
under the windows of HoUis, where sixty-two years before I had 
known him first. I noted sadly that his form was bent, and that 
he was slow of speech and step. I felt that I should never again 
behold in life a man than whom I have never known one more just, 
more sweet with fine humanities, more simply and squarely true. 



18 Old Boston Families [Jan. 



OLD BOSTON FAMILIES 

NUMBKH THBXB 

THE SAVAGE FAMILY 

By Lawbenob Park, Esq., of Groton, Mass. 
[Continued from vol. 67, page 330] 

24. Thomas* Sataqe (Thomas,* Thomas,^ Thomas,* Hahijah* Thomas^), 

born at Charleston, S. C, 23 Aug. 1776, entered Yale College in 
May of the sophomore year of his class, and at his graduation in 
1792 was the youngest member of the class. He studied law with 
Judge Tapping Reeve of Litchfield, Conn., and was admitted to the 
bar at Savannah, Ga., but never practiced his profession, for, having 
ample means, he settled upon a plantation in Bryan Co., Ga., and 
devoted his time to literary and agricultural pursuits. • He died at 
Silk Hope, Bryan Co., Ga., 10 Oct. 1812; A newspaper account 
which appeared shortly after his death describes him as '^ an accom- 
plished gentleman, and finished scholar, of great dignity of deport- 
ment, . . . more devoted to books than society." Two portraits 
of Thomas Savage are in existence, one being owned by his great- 
grandson, Wimb^rley Jones De Renne, Esq., of Savannah, and the 
other by his great-granddaughter, Mrs. Clarence Gordon Anderson, 
Jr., of Savannah. 

lie married, probably at Savannah, 12 June 1810, Mart Wal- 
lace, bom at Savannah 3 June 1782, eldest daughter of Hon. 
John and Mary (Anderson) of Savannah, her father being British 
consul at Savannah. 

Children : 
I. Thomas,' b. 1811; d. at Silk Hope, Bryan Co., Ga., 30 Apr. 1816. 
ii. Ma«y Wallace, b. Oct. 1812; d. 1869; m. (1) William B. Nut- 
tall; m. (2) at Savaimab, 25 May 1840, Geoiige Noble Jones, b. 
at Savannah 25 May 1811, d. In Jefferson Co., Fla., May 1876, son 
of Noble Wlmberley and Sarah (Campbell) of Savannah and 
grandson of George Jones, U. S. senator from Georgia. He was 
graduated at Yale College in 1829 and soon afterwards adopted 
Noble as a middle name. He inherited extensive cotton planta- 
tions in Georgia, but spent most of his time in Europe. Savannah 
continued to be his permanent residence, and while In this country 
his summers for many years were passed at Newport, R. I. Child 
by first husband: 1. 3fary, m. Wlnilwrley Jones De Renne: four 
children. Children by second husband: 2. George Fthincky of 
Savannah, lawyer, b. at Savannah Is41 ; d. there 26 Mar. 1M6; m. 
there 12 Jan. 1871 Anna Wylly Habersham; three children. 8. 
Sarnh Campbell (known as Lillie \ohle Jones) ^ living unm. at 21 
Via Po, Rome, Italy. 4. Wulhirr S<trfvfp, d. unm. at Rome, Italy, 
27 Dec. 1902. During the first admlnistmtion of President Cleve- 
land he was U. S. consul at Messina, Italy, and during Cleveland's 
second administration he was U. S. consul general at Rom«. 6. 
Sohle W'imberlty, d. unm. at Savannah. 

25. Thomas* Savaoe {John,^ Thorn ts* ILihijah* Thomas,^ Thomas^), 

l)orn in Boston 31 Mar. 177U and Imntized at the Brattle Stjuare 
C huroh on tlie following day, n rnovid, late in 1775 or early in 
1776, with his parents to York, Me., which was thenceforth hia 



1914] The Savage Family 19 

home. He was for several years collector of the port of York, and 
in 1817 represented the town in the General Court. In 1799 he 
is called ** mariner." In his will, dated 30 Nov. 1824 and proved 
5 Nov. 1838 (York Probate Records, vol. 49, pp. 184-5), he calls 
himself ^^ esquire," and appoints his sons-in-law, Solomon Brooks 
and Samuel Preble, Jr., his executors. He died at York 13 Sept. 
1838. 

He married at York, 1787, Ltdia Grow, bom at York 16 Dec. 
1765, died there 17 Feb. 1852, daughter of Edward and Olive 
(Farnham) of York. 

Children, bom at York : 

I. Nancy,' b. 11 July 1788; d. at York 2 Aug. 1843; m. at York, 28 

Nov. 1812, as his second wife,* Solomon Brooks, b. at York 5 
Sept. 1783, d. there 18 Dec. 1863, son of Solomon and Lois 
(Brooks). Mr. Brooks was a trader at New Ipswich, N. H., for 
a number of years, and served In both branches of the New Hamp- 
shire legislature. Children, all b. at York : 1-. Maria Nancy, b. 
17 May 1814 ; d. at South Orange, N. J., 28 Sept. 1881 ; m. Andrew 
Clark; had issue. 2. Thomas Savage, b. 26 Dec. 1816; d. unm. 
at Greenville, 111., 2 June 1879. 3. Lydia Miranda, b. 1818; d. 
unm. at York 1879. 4. John Gorham, b. 16 Feb. 1821 ; d. 8. p. 
at Belfast, Me., 24 Mar. 1904; A.B. (Dartmouth College) 1848, 
M.D. (Jefferson Medical College) 1861; m. (1) Elizabeth Lunt 
Mclntire; m. (2) Mary Elizabeth (Davis) Chase. 6. Edward 
Growth. 1828; d. unm. at York 1846. 6. Sophia Amelia, b. 1826; 
d. at York 1909 ; m. Joseph Bragdon; five children. 7. Julia E,, 
b. 1827; d. anm. at York 1896. 

II. Sophia, b. 8 Jan. 1791 ; d. bef . Nov. 1824 ; m. Micajah Lunt. Child : 

1. Theodore H. 

III. Sarah (Sally), b. 19 Nov. 1792; d. at York 29 Oct. 1872; m. at 

York, 23 Jan. 1816, Samtjbl Preble, b. at York 18 Oct. 1788, d. 
there 2 Oct. 1841, son of Samuel and Susanna (Tuckerman) of 
York. Children, all b. at York : 1. Loisa, b. 26 Sept. 1816 ; d. at 
York 8 Oct. 1819. %. Julia, b. 28 May 1817; d. 16 Feb. 1861 ; m. 
Charles Bean Bragdon. 3. Charles S.,b.9 July 1819 ; d. at Ven- 
tura, Cal., 6 Jan. 1884; m. Susan Barnard; had issue. 4. Caro- 
line Matilda, b. 9 Sept. 1821; d. at York 12 Jan. 1904; m. Josiah 
Bragdon ; had issue. 6. Andrew, b. 26 Sept. 1823 ; d. at York 19 
Mar. 1891; m. Mary £. Grant ; had issue. 6 Samuel Washington^ 
b. 8 Jan. 1826 ; d. at Tustin, Cal., 26 Feb. 1897 ; m. Abbie Wilson ; 
bad issue. 7. Louise, b. 6 July 1828; d. unm. at York 22 Jan. 
1846. 8. James Orne, b. 6 Nov. 1832; d. at Tustin, Cal., 26 June 
1912 ; m. HaUie Tilton ; had issue. 9. Sally Ann. b. 18 May 1836 ; 
d. at Haverhill, Mass., 27 Sept. 1899; m. John Bean; had issue. 

iv. Lydia, b. 13 Aug. 1796 ; d. s.p. at York 1819 ; m. Jeremiah Brooks, 
b. at New Ipswich, N. H., 1792, d. at York 19 Jan. 1881, son of 
Solomon and Lois (Brooks). 

V. John, b. 18 Aug. 1801 ; lost at sea, unm. 

26. Alexander* Savage (John,^ Thomas,^ Babijah* Thomas,^ Thomas^), 
bom at York, Me., 5 Jan. 1780, removed to Boston about 1800, and 
in 1805 went to Bangor, Me., where he became a merchant. In 
1806 he was town clerk of Bangor, and was for many years clerk 
of the First Parish. On 3 Sept. 1814 he with other citizens of 
Bangor signed a petition agreeing not to take up arms against Great 
Britain, they being at that time prisoners of war of the advanced 
British military and naval forces on the Penobscot. In 1828 and 

* HU first wife, by whom he had one daughter, was a Miss Wheeler. 
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20 Old Boston Families [Jan. 

for some subsequent years he was register of probate for PeDobecot 
County. In 1833 he and his wife and daughter, Mary Greenough, 
became original members of the Hammond Street Conmgational 
Church in Bangor, having previously been members of the First 
Congregational Church there. In 1855 he removed to Quincy, HI., 
and died in Chicago, 111., 21 July 1857. 

He married at Bangor, Me., 20 Oct. 1808, Priscilla Shaw 
Thomas, bom at Plymouth, Mass., 23 Aug. 1788, died in Chicago 
22 Sept. 1873, daughter of Nathaniel and Priscilla (Shaw) of 
Plymouth. 

Children, all born at Bangor : 
i. Charles Thomas/ b. 12 Aug. 1S09 ; d. at Bangor 4 May 1814. 
il. Mary Greknough, b. S) Jan. 1811 ; d. at Qaincy, 111., 27 Feb. 1871 ; 
m. at Quiucy, a July 1844, Cyril Carolstinb Cady of Palmyra, 
Mo., who d. at Sacramento, Cal., 29 Dec. 1852. If there were chil- 
dren, they d. in Infancy. 
111. WUJ.LAM Thomas, b. 14 Nov. 1812; d. at Qalncy, 111., 10 Oct. 1888; 
m. at Alfred, Me., 5 Apr. 1841, Mary Lanqdon Bradbury, b. at 
York, Me., 2 Apr. 1817, d. at Franklin, N. H., 1 Jan. 1872, dan. of 
Jeremiah and Mary Langdon (Storer) of York. Savage was 
graduated at Dartmouth College In 1833, and, after teaching school 
at the academy at Alfred, Me., began the study of theology at 
Bangor, completing his course at Lane Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio, 
at which he was graduated in 1837. He was ordained at Dennys- 
viUe, Me., in 1838. In Feb. 1840 he was Instelled as pastor of the 
Congregational Church in Amherst, N. U., and was dismissed in 
Apr. 1843. He was then for four or five years the pastor of the 
Congregational Church at Houlton, Me., and 4 Sept. 1849 was in- 
stalled as pastor of the Congregational Church at Franklin, N. H. 
Here he remained until 1874, in the following year became pastor 
of a church at Monticello, Madison Co., 111., and three years later 
removed to Quincy, HI., where he resided until his death. In 1866, 
accompanied by his wife and sister, he travelled extensively in 
Europe, Asia Minor, and Egypt. He received the degree of D.D. 
from Dartmouth College In 1868, and was a member of the Board 
of Overseers of that Institution. Children: 1. Mary^* b. at 
Houlton, Me., 23 Apr. 1847; d. there 24 Apr. 1847. 2. Charles 
Kdvoards^ b. at Franklin, N. H., 28 Apr. 1860 ; d. there 10 Aug. 1860. 
3. WiUiavi Langdon^ b. at Franklhi, N. H., 24 Oct. 1856; d. there 
29 Sept. 1857. 
iv. Charles Alexander, b. 26 Oct. 1814; d. s.p. at Quincy, HI., 2 Feb. 
1884; m. (1) at Quincy, 4 Oct. 1843, Elvby Wells, b. at Quincy, 
d. there 19 July 1873, dau. of Levi and Anne (Ames) ; m. (2) at 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 29 Dec. 1875, his first cousin, Olfvia 
(Thomas) Murphy, b. at Poughkeepsie, d. there Apr. 1898, dau. 
of Dr. William and Katherine (Hoflhian) of Poughkeepsie and 
widow of John. Savage was graduated at Bowdoin College In 
1837, read law at Bangor, and after his admission to the Penobscot 
bar entered upon the practice of his profession at Quincy, HI. Soon 
afterwards he became Illinois agent of the Munn Land Co. of New 
York, and established a general land agency, abandoning the active 
practice of his profession. In 1848 he opened a banking house in 
Quincy, became officially connected with the origin, construction, 
and management of most of the railroads that contributed to the 
prosperity of Quincy, and was instrumental in securing a charter 
for the company which built, at Quincy, the first iron bridge to 
span the Mississippi Biver. His connection with the railway 
system of Illinois enabled him to furnish at a critical time im- 
portant facilities for the operation of the government during the 
Civil War, and his promptness and efficiency were consplcnoua. 
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church In Quhicy, WM 
much Interested In the charitable, edacatlonal, and religlooB Is- 



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stitQtions of the city, and was generous In support of them. He 
was a man of pleasing address and rare judgment, a sagacious ob- 
server of men and things, and much respected. 

T. Laura Ann, b. 15 Jan. 1816 ; d. at Bangor 30 June 1817. 

t1. Laura Ann, b. 17 June 1818 ; d. at Quincy, 111., 80 Mar. 1891 ; m. at 
Bangor, 6 Sept. 1849, Bey. Bollin Mears, b. 29 Feb. 1820, d. at 
Griggsville, 111., 28 Mar. 1856, son of Edwin A. and Sarah of Jack- 
sonville, 111. She became a member of the Hammond Street Con- 
gregational Church at Bangor in 1884, and in Dec. 1849 she and 
her husband removed to Quincy, 111. Children: 1. William 
Savage, b. at GriggsvlUe, 111., 12 July 1853; d. in St. Louis, Mo., 
11 Mar. 1899. 2. Charles ICdtoin, b. at Griggsville 5 June 1855 ; d. 
there 7 Nov. 1862. 

vil. Caruuns Cobb, b. 7 Aug. 1820; d. at Quincy, HI., 17 Apr. 1892; m. 
at Bangor, 25 Jan. 1843, Eugbnb Wallace Gk>DFBBY, b. at Taun- 
ton, Mass., 28 Feb. 1819, killed in the battle of Shiloh, Tenn., 7 
Apr. 1862, son of Charles and Hannah (Shaw) (Dean) of Taunton. 
She became a member of the Hammond Street Congregational 
Church at Bangor in 1834. Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey removed in 1843 
to Fall Biver, Mass., in 1845 to Bangor, and in 1850 to Quincy, Ul. 
Children: 1. Henry Wallace, b. at Fall Biver, Mass., 20 Dec. 
1843; m. at Niles, Mich., 17 Oct. 1867, Georglanna Joy Colby; 
two children. 2. Frances Eugenia, b. at Bangor 4 Nov. 1846 ; m. 
at Quincy, 111., 1 Oct. 1868, Thnothy Dewey Woodruff; one daugh- 
ter. 3. £lla Langdon, b. at Bangor 26 June 1848 ; d. at Quincy, 
111., 28 Mar. 1852. 4. Oeorge Edioards, b. at Quincy, Dl., 30 Jan. 
1856. 5. Eugene Wallace, b. at Quincy, Ul., 14 Mar. 1861. 
36. vlli. Alexani>bk Edwards, b. 5 Apr. 1822. 

ix. Priscilla Shaw, b. 20 Nov. 1824 ; d. at Bangor 6 Mar. 1825. 

X. Cathkkins Hoffman, b. 16 Sept. 1826; d. at Ellington, Quincy, 111., 
10 Dec. 1895 ; m. at Quincy, 6 May 1852, Samuel Baker Turner, 
b. at Gardner, Mass., 6 Sept. 1825, d. at Ellington, Quincy, 5 Dec. 
1907, son of Avery and Hannah (Baker) of Gardner. She became 
a member of the Hammond Street Congregational Church at 
Bangor in 1840. Children, all b. at Ellington, Quincy, 111. : 1. 
Charles Edwards, b. 6 Mar. 1854; d. 11 Nov. 1886; m. Rose Tracy; 
one daughter. 2. WUliam Savage, b. 15 Aug. 1858; m. 19 May 
1x91 Helen Turner Sewell; resides at Portland, Oreg. ; two chil- 
dren. 3. Mary Eliza, b. 24 Oct. 1859 ; d. 27 Mar. 1882. 

xi. Benjamin Shurtlbff, b. 8 June 1828 ; d. unm. at the home of his 
brother, Charles Alexander, at Quincy, HI., II Oct. 1851. He was 
graduated at Bowdoin College in 1848, and began the study of law 
in the office of James S. Bo we at Bangor. In 1849 he became the 
principal of an academy at Madison, Morgan Co., Oa., but ill health 
compelled him to retire in 1850. 

27. William* Savaob (Habijah^^ Thomas,* HMjah^* TkomaSy* Thomas^), 
bom in Boston 30 Aug. 1779, was placed after his mother's death in 
1787 in the care of his maternal grandparents in Boston, with whom 
he lived until he was fourteen years old. He attended school at the 
North Grammar School, and was one of the six Boston boys who 
in 1792 received the first Franklin medals. On the fourteenth an- 
niversary of his birth he left Boston, and entered a store in Alexan- 
dria, D. C, where he remained four years. He then returned to 
Boston, and eventually established himself in business. In 1812 
he suffered financial reverses, and in 1813 he left Boston and for 
five years was supercargo and commission-merchant, much of his 
time being passed in voyages between Hamburg and Havana. On 
one of these voyages his vessel was boarded by pirates, between the 
Bahama Bank and Key Sal Bank, 9 Dec 1818, and he barely es- 
caped with his life, but finally reached Havana 26 Dec. 1818 , 



22 Old Boston Families [Jan. 

(N. £. Hist. Gen. Society*8 Memorial Biographies, vol. 1, pp. 273-6, 
and Mass. Hxst. Soc. Proceedings, vol. 44, pp. 454-6). The month 
of June 1819 Mr. Savage passed in Massachusetts, hut on 3 July 
of that year he sailed for Europe, returning to Boston in June 1822, 
when he established himself there as a commission-merchant. After 
his second marriage, in 1823, he bought a house on Mt. Vernon 
Place, where he lived until 1835, when he again became financially 
embarrassed, and, selling his house, he lived until 1847 in various 
boarding houses. In Si&t year he bought a house at 37 Essex 
Street, where he lived the remainder of his life. He was for some 
time president of the Columbian Insurance Company. He died in 
his house on Essex Street after a six- weeks' illness, 30 June 1851. 
, He married first, in Boston, 21 Oct. 1806 (Boston records, but 
Manchester, Mass., records say 7 Dec. 1806) Mart Ingersoll, 
who died in Boston in May 1812, daughter of Nehemiah and Eliza- 
beth (Smith); and secondly, in Boston, 4 June 1823, Rev. John 
Gorham Palfrey officiating, Harriet Maria Hooper, baptized at 
Newburyport, Mass., 30 June 1793, died in Boston 21 Nov. 1868, 
daughter of Thomas Woodbridge and Harriet (Bradbury) of New- 
buryport. 

Children by first wife, bom in Boston : 
i. Mary Euzabbth,' b. 1 Oct. 1807 and bapt. at Brattle Square Church 
25 Oct. 1807 ; d. at Calais, Me., 7 Apr. 1842 ; m. in Boston, 28 May 
1882, her first cousin, James Sullivan Coopkk (19, iii, 6), lawyer, 
b. at Machias, Me., 10 Oct. 1802, d. at Amherst, Mass., 28 July 
1870. He m. (2) at Haverhill, Mass., 1 Oct. 1845, Abigail Inger- 
soll Girdler, b. probably at Manchester* Mass., 10 May 1817, dau. 
of Ci^t. John and Abigail (Ingersoll) of Manchester, by whom he 
had four children. Children : 1. Mary Ingersoll, b. 3 Mar. 188S; 
unm. 2. William Savage, b. 26 Dec. 1837 ; d. at Cahiis, Me., 26 Sept. 
1839. 8. Harriet Savage, b. at Calais, Me., 16 Sept. 1841 ; d. there 
16 Sept. 1842. 
il. William, b. 1 July 1810 and bapt. at Brattle Square Church 5 Aug. 
1810; d. hi Boston 28 Aug. 1810. 

28. James* Savage (ffalnjah,^ Thomas,^ ffabijah,* Thomas* Thomas% 
bom on Winter Street, Boston, 13 July 1784, obtained a Franklin 
medal in 1795, and was fitted for college at Washington Academy, 
Machias, Me., and at Derby Academy, Uingham, Mass. He was 
graduat^ at Harvard College in 1803, and was for four years be- 
fore his death the sole surviving member of his class. In 1 805 he 
accompanied his cousin, William Tudor, on a trip to the West Indies, 
returning to Boston in 1806. He then studied law in the office of 
Isaac Parker at Portland, Me., and was admitted to the Boston bar 
in Jan. 1807, after further study in the Boston offices of Samuel 
Dexter and William Sullivan. He had previously become a mem- 
ber of the Boston Anthology Society, was one of the founders ol 
the Boston Athenieum, and for five years was the editor of the 
MonUdy Anthology^ the first purely literary magazine in New Eng- 
land and the forerunner of the North American Review. He de- 
livered the Boston Fourth of July oration in 1811, and was a 
representative to the General Cotirt in 1812 and again in 1821. In 
1816, with Elisha Ticknor, he founded the Provident Institution for 
Savings, the first savings bank in Boston, and during a period of 
forty^ve years was tnccessively its secretary, treasurer, vice-presi* 



1914] The Savage Family 23 

dent, and president He became a member of the Massachusetts 
Historical Society in Jan. 1813, and was its librarian from 1814 
to 1818, its treasurer from 1820 to 1839, and its president from 
1841 to 1855. In 1819 he made a trip to Demarara. In 1824 
he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts 
and Sciences. He was elected to the State Senate in 1826 and to 
the Executive Council in 1830, and he was also a member of the 
Boston Common Council and of the Board of Aldermen. He re- 
vised the volume of charters and general laws of the Massachusetts 
Bay Colony and the Province of Massachusetts Bay, and from 1838 
to 1853 was an overseer of Harvard College, receiving from his 
alma mater the degree of LL.D. in 1841. In May 1842 he sailed 
for England, returning to Boston in the following October. For 
many years he devoted much of his time to genealogical and anti- 
quarian research, which resulted in over one hundred pages of con- 
tributions to the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 
He prepared for publication from the original manuscripts John 
Winthrop's History of New England, which was published first in 
1825-6, with a second edition in 18">3, and in 1828 he edited Paley's 
Works in five volumes, a second edition following two years later. 
The crowning work of hb life was A Genealogical Dictionary of 
the First Settlers of New England, published in four volumes in 
1860-64. Of this work the North American Review said: "Con- 
sidering the obscurity of most of those whose names are mentioned, 
their number and the difficulty of obtaining information respecting 
them, it is the most stupendous work on genealogy ever compiled." 
. During his early married life Mr. Savage lived on Hayward Place, 
Boston, but in 1831 he removed to 1 Temple Place, where he lived 
until 1870, when he moved to the Hotel Berkeley, corner of Boyls- 
ton and Berkeley Streets, where he died. For many years he owned 
an estate known as Sunny Hill in the town of Lunenburg, Mass., 
where he was accustomed to pass his summers. He died in Boston 
8 Mar. 1873, and was buried from the Arlington Street Church 
(Unitarian) two days later. 

Mr. Savage's characteristics were straightforwardness, punctual- 
ity, accuracy, and " uncompromising directness." He had a strong 
religious faith, and was unswervingly devoted to his country. His 
conversation was full of oddities of speech, but with all his impulsive- 
ness of feeling and manner he " was ever quick to cover with humor 
and good nature the shafts he sent." 

He married, in Apr. 1823, Elizabeth Otis (Stillman) Lincoln, 
born at Machias, Me., 22 May 1792, died in Boston 30 Jan. 1850, 
daughter of George and Rebecca (Crocker) of Machias and widow 
of James Otis Lincoln of Hingham, Mass. (Cf. Register, vol. 1, 
pp. 81-84; Mass. Hist. Soc. Proceedings, 1871-1873, pp. 433-442; 
Charles Deane's Brief Memoir of James Savage, Cambridge, 1874.) 

Children, bom in Boston : 
L Emma,^ b. 4 Mar. 1824 ; d. s.p. at her winter home, 117 Marlborough 
St, Boston, 18 May 1911; m. In Boston, 20 June 1849, Prof. 
William Barton Rogers, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., 7 Dec. 1804, d. 
in Boston 30 May 1882, son of Patrick Kerr and Hannah (Blythe) 
of Philadelphia. Prof. Rogers was graduated at William and 
Mary College in 1821, and in 1861 became the founder of the Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology, serving as its president from 



24 Old Boston Families [7an. 

1862 to 1870 and 1879-1880. From 1879 to his death be wm presi- 
dent of the National Academy of Sciences. (Life of William Bar- 
ton Rogers, edited by his wife, Boston, 1896, 2 toIs). For many 
years Mrs. Rogers spent her summers at '' Momlngside,** Newport, 
R. I. From her father she Inherited '* a strong and original mind 
and a profound love of accorate scholarship. ... It was given 
to her, as to very few men or women of her time, not only to have 
lived in a notable circle throughout the whole of the Victorian Age, 
but, so far at least as America is concerned, to have been able to 
say of it— what her modesty would never have allowed her to 
say — ^quorum magna pars ful."* 

ii. Habrikt, b. 10 Oct. 1826; d. in Boston 28 July 1854; m. in Boston, 
6 Nov. 1851, Amos Binnst, b. in Boston 30 Jan. 1830, d. at New- 
port, R. I., 11 Mar. 1880, son of Dr. Amos and Mary Ann (Binney) 
of Boston. He m. (2) Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth (Talbot) Clark of 
Boston, by whom he had six children. Child: 1. Lticy, b. in 
Boston 81 Oct. 1852; d. in Georgia 7 May 1854. 

iii. LucT, b. 11 Sept. 1829 ; d. unm. in Boston 11 May 1850. 

iv. Jambs, b. 21 Apr. 1832 ; A.B. (Harvard) 1854 ; lient.-col. of the 
Second Massachusetts Volunteers ; wounded in the battle of Cedar 
Mountehi 9 Aug. 1862; d. unm. at Charlottesville, Va., 22 Oct. 
1862. A fellow-soldier wrote of him at the time of his death: 
^^ He was universally acknowledged to have entered the service 
simply and entirely from his sense of duty and conviction of the 
right. ... To an almost feminine gentleness, refinement and 
amiability, he joined the indomitable pluck, energy and resolution 
which become the man. . . . When before the regiment had yet been 
in action, ofllcers around their camp or picket fires at night would 
discuss its probable behavior, there was one universal sentiment, 
that ' Jim Savage at least would fight until his sword clove to his 
hand,* and this prediction he well fulfilled at Newtown, Win- 
chester, and Cedar Mountain, on which last disastrous field he fell 
struck by two bullets. . . . He was the only man ever known to the 
writer who seemed fully to deserve the title given to the model of 
French knighthood, 'Chevalier sans peur et sans reproche.*" 
(Harvard Memorial Biographies, vol. 1, pp. 828-350; Brook Farm 
to Cedar Mountain, by George H. Gordon, 1883, pp. 12, 220, 281- 
238, 311, 812 note, 832.) 

29. Thomas* Savage {Habijahy^ Thomasj^ Habijah^^ Thomas* Thoma^), 
bom in Boston 11 Feb. 1786, was settled as early as 1813, and 
perhaps earlier, at Havana, Cuba, where the remaining years of 
his life were passed and where be was for many years U. S. consul. 
He died at New Orleans, La., 18 July 1836. 

lie married at Charleston, S. C, about 18J3, Lydia V. de Fou- 
CADK, who was bom at Charleston and died at Havana. 

Children, bora at Havana : 
i. Thomas Francis,^ b. 1814; d. 1816. 
ii. Jamks Osgood, b. 15 Aug. 1819; M.D. (Harvard) 1839; d. unm. at 

Havana 21 July 1861. 
ill. Thomas, b. 27 Aug. 1823; m. (1) at Havana, 1850, Mary Dolorks 
Lucrna, b. In the province of Old Castile, Spain, d. at Havana 
betw. 1860 and Dec. 1863; m. (2) at Panama, 20 Jan. 1870, Am- 
TONiA Maldonado. Children by tlrst wlfc : 1. Thomas Emanuel f 
b. 17 Apr. 1853; d. unm. at San Francisco, Cal. 2. Nicholas, b. 
and d. 26 May 1854. 3. Josephine, b. and d. 1855. 4. Mercedes 
Maria de las Dolores, b. 8 Jan. 1857 ; living unm. at East Orange, 
N. J. 5. Emma, b. 26 Aug. 1858; living num. at East Orange, 
N. J. 6. James, b. and d. 1860. Child by second wife: 7. Ar- 
thur, b. 6 Dec. 1872; d. 26 Mar. 1873. 

l\0. Thomas* Savage {Kzekiel,* ThomaSj^ ffabijah* Thomas* Thomas^)^ 
born in Boston 2 Sept. 1793 and baptized at the New North Church 



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8 Sept 1793, passed his boyhood at Salem, whither his father re- 
moved in 1794, and was prepared for college at Phillips Academy, 
Andover, Mass. He entered Harvard College in 1>^09, and re- 
ceived the degree of A.B. in 1813. The year following he 
he spent as an usher in the Boston Grammar School and in studying 
for the ministry. He then entered the Harvard Divinity School. 
In 1817 he went to Louisiana as a tutor in a private family, and 
from 1822 to 1824 preached in a Presbyterian church at Baton 
Rouge. In the latter year he returned to the North, and for sev- 
eral months supplied the pulpit of Rev. John Codman, minister of 
the Second Church at Dorchester, Mass. He was installed o July 
1826 as pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Bedford, N. H., a 
position which he held until 3 Jan. 1866, when he retired on account 
of failing health. He died at Bedford 8 May 1866. Mr. Savage 
" was a practical and impressive preacher, remarkable for bursts of 
extemporaneous eloquence. He was a man of varied attainments, 
with a retentive memory, and earnest in his piety and of a singular- 
ly genial disposition.*' 

He married first, at St. Francisville, La., 9 May 1822, Lucy 
Woodruff, bom at Litchfield, Conn., 10 Aug. 1790, died at Bed- 
ford, N. H., 16 May 1847, daughter of James and Lucy (Morris) 
of Litchfield; and secondly, at Manchester, N. H., 12 Oct. 1848, 
Sarah Webster, bom at Hanover, N. H., 18 July 1816, died at 
Maplewood, in Maiden, Mass., 14 Jan. 1898, daughter of Benjamin 
and Roxanna (Chandler) of Haverhill, N. H. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Julia Ann,^ b. at Baton Rouge, La., 6 Feb. 1828; d. at Rodney, 
Miss., 21 Apr. 1884; m. at Rodney, 28 Feb. 1848, Samuel Norris 
RoBB of Rodney. Children : 1. Thomcta Savage^ d. in infancy. 
2. John Savage^ d. in infancy. 

11. James Woodruff, b. at Bedford, N. H., 2 Feb. 1826; d. «.p. at 
Omaha, Nebr., 22 Nov. 1890; m. at Derry, N. H., 29 Apr. 1876, 
Lucy Thom (Tucker) Morris, b. at Boston 1828, d. at Moraine 
Farm, North Beverly, Mass., 24 July 1906, dau. of Alanson and 
Eliza (Thom^ and widow of Lewis S. In Sept. 1841 he entered 
Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and two years later Harvard 
College, where he was graduated seventh in his class in 1847. The 
following year was spent in teaching in Georgia, and then he re- 
turned to the North and began the study of law in the office of 
Judge Seymour at Litchfield, Conn. He was admitted to the bar 
12 Feb. 1850, and at once entered the law office of his cousin, 
Hon. Lewis B. Woodruff, in New Yorlt City, working assiduously 
until the outbreaic of the Civil War. He was appointed a captain 
on Qen. Fremont's staff, rose to the rank of major, and finally became 
lieutenant-colonel. He organized the Twelfth New York Cavalry, 
and as colonel of that body served until the close of the war. Two 
years following the war were spent in the South in studying the 
conditions of the cotton industry, and he went thence in 1867 to 
Omaha, Nebr., where he formed a law partnership with Hon. 
Charles F. Manderson, afterwards U. S. senator from Nebraska. 
Eight years later he was elected judge, and was re-elected for a 
second term, but ill-health necessitated his resignation before the 
completion of his term. In 1888 he resumed his law practice. 
He was appointed by President Cleveland government director of 
the Union Pacific Railway Company, and held this office under 
President Harrison, with many other offices of trust. He was a 
director of the Omaha Public Library, a trustee of Belle vne Col- 
lege, president of the Omaha Club, president of the State Histor- 
ical Society, and was urged to accept the chancellorship of the 



26 Old Boston Families [Jan. 

State University, but declined the honor. Judge Savage was par- 
ticularly fond of Shakspere, was an Interested student of American 
history, and possessed a library of rare and valuable books. For 
a more extended account of him see History of Bedford, N. H., 
1903, pp. 1066-8. 

lii. LucRKTiA, b. at Bedford, N. H., 27 Apr. 1828 ; d. at Natchez, Miss., 
4 Oct. 1858; m. at Bedford, 1 Sept. ^853, Rrv. Thomas Cleland 
of Natchez. Child: 1. Bessie, b. at Natchez 27 Sept. 1857; m. 
William B. Conklln ; living in Chicago, 111. ; four daughters. 

Iv. Frakces, b. at Bedford, N. H., 7 Apr. 1834 ; d. at Providence, R. I., 
12 Nov. 1908 ; m. at Bedford, 1 June 1869, Rev. Wiixiam House, 
b. at Housevllle, Lewis Co., N. Y., 24 Dec. 1826, d. at Providence 
8 Apr. 1898, son of Joseph and Amanda (Cad well ) . Children : 1. 
James Savage, b. at Londonderry, N. H., 14 Aug. 1860; m. at 
Providence, 27 Oct. 1885, Annie Wheeler; living at Allston, Mass.; 
two children. 2. Morris William, b. at Londonderry 9 June 1864 ; 
living unm. at Providence. 3. Lucy Woodruff, b. at Londonderry 
12 Nov. 1868; living unm. at Providence. 4. Eliot Vose, b. at 
Barrington, R. I., 26 May 1873; m. at Providence, 20 Feb. 1899, 
Annie Pitkin; living at Warwick. R. I. ; no children. 

Chilelren by second wife, born at Bedford, N. H. : 
▼. Thomas, b. 20 Jan. 1852; d. s.p, at Maiden, Mass., 31 Jan. 1899, as 
a result of injuries received four days before while stepping from 
a trolley car in Boston; m. at Short Hills, N. J., 20 Aug. 1891, 
LccY (Buhkhalter) Cdrtiss, b. at Waterloo, Seneca Co., N. Y., 
15 May 1854, dau. of Nathan and Margaret (Hogan). He attended 
Plnkerton Academy at Derry, N. H., and was graduated at Dart- 
mouth College in 1874. In that year he went South, and was ap- 
pointed by President Grant U. S. district attorney for the South- 
em District of Florida. In 1876 he entered the law ofHce of Allen 
& Long, Tremont St., Boston, and later became a member of the 
firm of Allen, Long & Savage. He was admitted to practice In the U. 
S. Supreme Court In Dec. 1879. In the same year he joined the An- 
cient and Honorable Artillery Company, becoming its first sergeant 
in 1884, second lieutenant in 1886, and first lieutenant in 1896. 
He was for several years city solicitor of Maiden, Mass., a mem- 
ber of the Board of Aldermen of that city, and in 1895-6 chairman 
of that body, 
vi. Sarah Margaret, b. 14 June 1856 ; living at Manchester, N. H. ; m. 
In Boston, 26 May 1874, Fred Albert Palmer, b. at Derry, N. H., 
2 Feb. 1855, d. at Manchester 24 May 1901, son of William Choate 
and Mary Ann (Hanson). He served as colonel on the staff of 
Gov. Goodell of New Hampshire, was a delegate to the national 
convention at Philadelphia which nominated President McKlnley 
for his second term, and was on the committee appointed to noti- 
fy him formally of his nomination. Child : 1. Waldo Savage, b. 
at Maiden, Mass., 14 Jan. 1881 ; unm. 

31. William Henry* Savage (Samuel,* Samuel Philh'ps,^ ArihuTy* 
Thomns^ Thomas^), born at Barnstable, Mass., 13 May 1782, at- 
tended school in his native town, and in the fall of 1796 was placed 
in the store of his uncle, Henry Bass, in Boston, where be remained 
until Oct. 1798, when he entered the employ of Lewis Hayt in 
Boston. Late in 1799 he went to Kingston, Jamaica, where hU 
brother Samuel was already established, and for a few months was 
in the store of his uncle, William Savage (22). In Feb. 1800 he 
entered tlie employ of Messrs. Richards & Dewliurst in Kingston. 
In the following May he became a clerk in the mercantile house of 
Arthur Savage & Co., from which he retired in Jan. 1803, accepting 
a position with Duncomb & Pownall in Kingston, from which ill- 
health compelled him to withdraw on 1 Apr. following. In 1804 he 



1914] The Savage Family 27 

engaged in buBiness on his own account, and in Feb. 1807 admitted 
his brother Elisha as a partner. In 1808 he made a short visit to 
Barnstable, returning to Kingston in Sept. of that year. In Dec. 
181 1 he was attacked with fever, and the loss of most of his money 
followed. He returned to Barnstable in 1812, where he remained 
until 1817, when he went to New York and took advantage of the 
insolvency act. Leaving New York 27 Dec. 1817, he walked to 
Pitteburg, Pa., where he arrived 23 Jan. 1818. Thence he pro- 
ceeded to Louisville, Ky., and the next few years were passed in 
New Orleans, New York, Cincinnati, Louisville, Lexington, Ky., 
and St. Louis, Mo. In the suihmer of 1826 he and his first wife 
went to Barnstable, where Mrs. Savage remained until her death ; 
but business required Mr. Savage's return to St. Louis in the fall 
of 1826, and he was there when the news of Mrs. Savage's death, 
in the spring of 1827, reached him — a shock from which he never 
fully recovered. In the autumn of 1828 he was at Barnstable, in 
Oct. 1828 he went to New York, and in the same autumn he formed 
a partnership with his brother-in-law, O. N. Bostwick, in St. Louis, 
which continued until June 1835, although failing health necessi- 
tated several trips to Barnstable and a residence of nearly a year at 
Tivoli-on-the-Hudson, N. Y. He left St. Louis in June 1835 to 
receive medical treatment in New York, and soon after went to 
Tivoli, where, with the exception of a three-months' trip to St. 
Louis in the summer of 1836, he remained until his death, which 
occurred 16 Dec. 1839, after three years of failing physical and 
mental health. 

He married first, in St Louis, Mo., 30 Mar. 1826, Adelaide 
Hat, born at Cahokia, St. Clair Co., lU., 1806, died at Barnstable, 
Mass., 18 Mar.* 1827, daughter of John and Marguerite (Poupard) 
of Belleville, St. Clair Co., 111. Miss Hay being a Roman Catholic, 
the marriage ceremony was repeated at Cahokia by the parish priest, 
4 May 1826. He married secondly, at Upper Red Hook, N. Y., 
30 Jan. 1832, Maria Addison Hoffman, born at Red Hook, 
N. Y., 27 Feb. 1800, died there 8 Sept 1865, daughter of Zachariah 
and Catharine (Addison) of Red Hook. Mr. Savage and his second 
wife are buried in the Old Red Church Burying-Ground at Madalin, 
N.Y. 

Child by first wife : 
37. !. Samuel Hat,^ b. at Barnstable, Mass., 8 Mar. 1827. 
Child (illegitimate) : 
Henry, b. at Kingston, Jamaica, 180i.; d. unm. at Guatemala 1882. 
He lived in Jamaica until 1824, when he went to St. Louis, Mo., 
and lived for a short time with his father. In Mar. 1826 he went 
with his uncle Charles (21, iii) to Guatemala. He spent the winter 
of 1827>8 at Barnstable, Mass., and about 1830 returned to Guate- 
mala, where, with the exception of several visits to Massachu- 
setts, he passed the remainder of his life. 

32. JoHN« Savage (William,^ Samuel PkiUips,^ Arthur • Thomas* 
Thomai^), bom on his mother's plantation, " Toby Abbotts," in the 
parish of Clarendon, Jamaica, 18 July 1790, and baptized 29 July 
1790, accompanied about 1798 his father and brother to England, 

• Tbii it the date mentioned in seVeral letters of her hasband, but her gravestone 
in the Goodspeed's Hill Cemetery at West Barnstable has 20 Mar. 



28 OU Boston Families [Jan. 

where he lived with his maternal aunt until his return to Jamaica 
soon after his mother's death in 1799. Late in 1802 he was sent 
by his father to Barnstable, Mass., where he was placed in the care of 
his uncle, Samuel Savage (21), and attended school. He returned 
to Jamaica in 1805, but sailed from Kingston in May 1807 for Wis- 
casset, Me., and immediately entered the employ of his cousin 
Charles Savage (21, iii), of the firm of Frazier, Savage & Co, 
Boston. He remained here until the spring of 1808, when the em- 
barrassed condition of business and some misunderstanding between 
him and his cousin led him, against the advice of his £ther and 
uncles, to abandon thoughts of a mercantile life in Boston, and he 
returned to Jamaica, where he probably remained until 1813. In 
June of that year he was at Portland, Me., and in the following Oct 
he was at Groton, Mass., where he passed the winter with the family 
of Dr. Amos Bancroft, whose wife (14, i, 1) was John Savage's first 
cousin. Early in 1814 he appears to have gone to Philadelphia, 
Pa., where he met and married, 20 July 1814, his first wife, Eliza- 
beth Arabella White, bom in co. Sussex, England, about 1795, 
daughter of Richard* and Sarah (Perry) of Dublin, Ireland, who 
later took up their abode in Philadelphia. This marriage was so dis- 
tasteful to Savage's father, who had arranged for a union between his 
son and his cousin, that upon the receipt of the news he immediately 
disinherited him. Although Mrs. Savage's older sister appeared 
with success upon the Phili^elphia stage, it is probable that she her- 
self did not long remain upon it. She was in Boston in the early sum- 
mer of 1815, and she and her husband made their first appearance 
upon the stage at the Federal Street Theatre in that city. In Nov. 
following they were in Philadelphia, and Savage, taking the part of 
Charles Dudley in R. Cumberland's comedy of The West Indian, 
made his debut upon the Philadelphia stage at the Chestnut Street 
Theatre, 27 Nov. 1815. In 1816 and 1817 Savage with his wife 
and children was in Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Lexington, and Louis- 
ville, and he was a member of a theatrical company appearing in 
these and other towns; but the death, in Nov. 1816, of his only 
brother ended his father's ill-feeling towards him, and he was sent 
for by his father and reinstated as a son. Savage and his family, 
after a difficult trip from Ohio, down the Mississippi, arrived in 
Jamaica early in 1818 in a much embarrassed financial condition. 
Soon after his arrival he settled down as a coffee planter at Epping 
Farm, in an attempt to liquidate his own and his father's debts. 
Mrs. Savage died on the plantation 15 Nov. 1821, and was buried 
there beside two of her infant children. In 1 823 Savage suffered 
from a severe attack of yellow fever, and therefore, on the advice 

^Richmrd White was *'an Irish gentleman of edncation and of very respectable 
connexions in the city of Dublin. He held, at one period, a high rank in the British 
army. Bat his family greatly increasing, he was induced to seek a more conffenial 
atylnm than the itinerancy of an army life afforded, and receiving a patrimonialshare 
of some $20,000, he resigned his commission, and emigrated to the United States, 
where with the unffuidea ardor of his coantry*s characteristics, being untrained in 
business habits, ana possessing all the hospitable traits of Irish feeling, he found him- 
self in a yery few years bereft of his means. He died early, and left a family unpro- 
Tided for in a stranee land, with the exception of a very small annuity from Ireland.*' 
(History of the Philadelphia Stage, by Charles Durang, vol. 1, chap. xW.) Two of hit 
daughters, to assist in supporting their widowed mother and brothers and sisters, at- 
tended a school of oratory conducted by the well-known actor James Fennell, as a 
preparation for a theatrical life, and it was while Savage was attending the same school 
that he met Miss White. 



1914] The Savage Family 29 

of a physician, he left Jamaica, and with his only surviving child, 
Mary Elizabeth, settled in Philadelphia. There he married second- 
ly, 25 Sept 1823, Bishop William White officiating, his first wife's 
sister. Jamb Allen White, born at Castle Hill Barracks, co. Sussex, 
England, 26 July 1801. In 1827 he made a trip to Jamaica, at 
the time of his father's death, returning to Philadelphia in the sum- 
mer of 1828. In 1833 he was living at 211 North Sixth Street in 
that city. Previously he had lived on Fisher's Lane, Germantown, 
and the summer months were passed at Abington, outside of Phila- 
delphia. He died in Philadelphia, of erysipelas, 15 Jan. 1834,* and 
was buried in Ronaldson's Philadelphia Cemetery, at the comer of 
Ninth and Bainbridge Streets. His widow died at Frankford, in 
Philadelphia, 18 Oct 1882, and was buried in Trinity Churchyard, 
Oxford, near Cheltenham, Pa. 

Mr. Savage was a great reader of Shakspere and an excellent 
amateur painter in waterHM)lor8. An attractive portrait of him, 
painted in 1 824 by Thomas Sully, who was all his life an intimate 
friend of the family, is owned by a grandson in Garden City, Long 
Island, N. T., and a portrait sketch by the same artist of Savage's 
second wife, painted in 1826, is owned by a grandson at Frankford, 
in Philadelphia. A granddaughter living at Bridesburg, in Phila- 
delphia, possesses a miniature of the same lady, painted in 1823 by 
Mi£8 Anna C. Peale, a niece of Charles Wilson Peale. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Ann Jane,^ b. in Boston 11 June 1815 ; d. at Epping Farm, Jamaica, 
10 Jan. 1820. 

II. William James Matthias, d. at Frankfort, Ky., and bur. there 17 

Feb. 1818. 

III. Sarah, d. bef. Oct. 1820. 

iv. Mart Elizabeth, b. at Epping Farm, Jamaica, 14 Feb. 1820; d. in 
Philadelphia, Pa., 8 Mar. 1911, and bur. In Trinity Churchyard, 
Oxford, near Cheltenham, Pa. ; m. In Philadelphia, 2 Feb. 1889, 
Hknrt Lloyd McConnell, b. In Huntingdon Co., Pa., d. at 
Kingston, Jamaica, Aug. 1841, son of Alexander and Judith (Lloyd). 
She had been brought to Philadelphia by her father In 1828, and 
had attended a private school there. In 1840 Mr. and Mrs. 
McConnell sailed for Jamaica, to look after the property which 
she had Inherited from her paternal grandmother. Upon their ar^ 
rival Mrs. McConnell found that this property, which during the 
absence of the family In America had been placed In the care of 
agents, had been so badly managed that practically nothing was 
left. With what she could later collect from the wreck of the 
property, she returned, after her husband's death, with her Infant 
child to Philadelphia, and In that city and Its Immediate vicinity 
the remainder of her life was passed. A portrait of Mrs. McCon- 
nell and her son, painted in 1843 by Thomas Sully, and another 
portrait, painted by Samuel B. Waugh, are owned by relatives. 
Child: 1. Henry Lloyds b. at Kingston, Jamaica, 8 Feb. 1841; 
d. unm. at New Orleans, La., 1881. 

Children by second wife, all bom in Philadelphia : 
V. Ellen Emma, b. 29 Oct. 1825 ; d. at Germantown, Pa., 81 Aug. 1826. 
vi. ViROiNLA Dembtrrss, b. 28 Feb. 1827; d. unm. at Frankford, in 
Philadelphia, 20 Jan. 1904. 
38. vii. John Richard, b. 9 May 1828. 

* *' On Wednesday evening, after a short illness, in the 43d year of his affe, John 
Bataoi, late of the Island of Jamaica. His friends and those of the family are re- 
vpectfally invited to attend the Aineral from his late residence, No. 43 John St. [now 
Ibrehall St.] this day at 11 o'clock." {UnU4d StaU$ OiuHte, Philadelphia, 17 Jan. 
104.) 




30 Old Boston Families [Jan. 

vlli. Ella Eliza Tilly, b. 8 Feb. 1880; d. at Cape May, N. J., 9 Aug. 
1880; m. in Philadelphia, 6 July 1848, Charles A. Hood Irvii9e, 
d. 1860, son of Hood of Philadelphia. Children : 1. Matilda EdUh, 
b. in Philadelphia 22 Apr. 1849 ; d. there 25 Mar. 1902 ; m 27 Apr. 
1871 Rev. William Henry Graff of Philadelphia; four chUdren. 2. 
WiUiam Struthers, b. in Philadelphia 16 Joly 1855; d. there unm. 
20 Dec. 1879. 

ix. Julia Rosalir, b. 2 July 1882 ; d. hi Philadelphia 81 Mar. 18S6. 

X. Cora Mita, d. yonng. 

33. Samuel Aldridge* Savage (Joseph^^ Samuel Phillips* Arthur^* 

Thomas,* Tliomas^), bom at West Point, Orange Co., N. Y., 29 
Oct. 1789, at one time owned several packet boats which plied up 
and down the Hudson Biver. He died, probably in New York 
City, 17 Mar. 1830. 

He married in New York City, 23 Oct. 1811, Letitia Webber, 
bom in New York City 11 Feb. 1787, died at Rahway, N. J., 18 
Mar. 1879, daughter oi Philip and Elizabeth (Reis) of New York 
City. 

Children : 

39. 1. Joseph Wtndham,' b. in New York City 5 Aug. 1812. 

11. Susan Maria, b. at Cornwall, Orange Co., N. Y., 16 Feb. 1816; m. 
8 Dec. 1888 Norman A. Freeman. Child : 1. Maria Savage^ b. 29 
May 1838 ; m. 9 Dec. 1866 Thomas C. Crane ; two children. 

40. ill. George Washington, b. at Cornwall, N. Y., 26 July 1819. 

34. Charles Tyler* Savage (Joseph,* Samuel PhilUps,* Arthur* Thomas,* 

TTiomas^), bom at Berwick (now South Berwick), Me., 15 Itfar. 
1797, attended school at the academy in South Berwick, and on 
17 NoY. 1810, at the age of thirteen and a half years, went to sea 
as a cabin boy on the ship Juno, sailing from Boston. He was dis- 
charged in New York in Sept. 181 1. His certificate of citizenship, 
signed in Nov. 1810, describes him as being four feet and eleven 
inches in height, with fair complexion, brown hair, and blue eyes. 
Soon after returning from this voyage he placed himself under the 
instruction of the principal of the South Berwick Academy, and 
in 1814 taught school for a short time. In 1815 he again went 
to sea, shipping as a common seaman, and in 1819 he was master 
of the brig Charles Amburger. In 1820 he became master of the 
brig Happy Couple, sailing from Salem, Mass., to Isle de France 
(Mauritius), Sumatra, Antwerp, and New York. In 1821 he was 
again master and also part-owner of the Charles Amhurger, and was 
also in that year in command of the schooner Greyhound. In the 
autumn of 1823 he sailed for South America. In 1827 and for 
ten years thereafter he was in command of vessels owned by Charles 
W. Dabney of Fayal, sailing from that port to Boston, New York, 
and other ports. In 1822 he succeeded his father as a member of 
the Society of the Cincinnati. In Aug. 1823 he joined the Salem 
East India Society, from which he resigned in Sept. 1833. After 
severing his connection with the Dabney vessels he travelled for 
some months through the states of the Middle West, and then re- 
turned to Salem. In 1845 he removed with his family to Roxbury, 
Mass., where, 1 1 Apr. 1845, he bought a pew in the First Church. 
From 1846 to 1848 he was a member of the firm of Fairfield &, Co., 
commission-merchants, at 8 Lewis Wharf, Boston. In 1849 he was 
a ship-broker, with offices at 17 India Street, in 1850-1 at 127 



1914] The Savage Family 31 

State Street, from 1851 to 1855 at 26 Central Wharf, in 1856 and 
1857 again at 127 State Street, and in 1860 at 193 State Street. 
• He removed from Roxbury to West Newton, Mass., in 1849, be- 
came one of the founders of the Unitarian Society in that village, 
helped to organize the Newton Athenaeum, and was its first treas- 
urer. In 1855 he bought a small farm in Harvard, Mass., taking 
possession of it in Nov. of the same year, and there the remainder 
of his life was passed. His house at Harvard was built in 1765, 
and had been occupied almost exclusively by the different ministers 
of the town. It is stUl in the possession of the family. He died 
by his own hand at Harvard 5 Nov. 1879. 

He married at Newburyport, Mass., 20 Sept. 1821, his first 
cousin, Anna Lbwis Thacher (14, ix, 7), bom at Saco, Me., 24 
Dec. 1797, died at Harvard 15 Nov. 1884, daughter of Hon. George 
and Sarah (Savage). She was buried beside her husband in the 
old burying-ground at Harvard. Miniatures of Capt. and Mrs.. 
Savage, painted about 1830 by Nathaniel Rogers of New York, and 
portraits in pastel, made in 1853, are owned by their son. 

Children : 

41. i. WiLLUM HsNRY,^ b. at Weston, Mass., 22 Nov. 1831. 

11. James Dabnby, b. at Fayal, Azores, 18 Sept. 1883. His childhood 
was passed at Fayal, and at Salem and Roxbury, Mass. In 1849 
he attended a private school at Medlleld, Mass., and in 1858 he 
sailed from Boston for San Francisco. Nothing has been heard 
of him since Jan. 1866. 

85, Samuel Phillips* Savage (Joseph,^ Samuel Phillips,^ Arthur^^ 
Thomoi^ Thomas^)y bom at Berwick (now South Berwick), Me., 
9 June 1803, went to sea very early in life, and at the age of twenty 
years (possibly earlier) was an officer on a merchant vessel, and in 
1834 became a captain. Hb certificate of citizenship at the age of 
twenty-four describes him as ^ye feet eleven and a half inches in 
height, with light complexion and dark hair. Ue followed the 
sea until 1859, making only brief visits at home between voyages, 
and he not only commanded his ships but also had entire charge of 
their cargoes. After a short stay ashore he returned to the sea for 
one or two more voyages, retiring finally in 1860 or 1861 with 
ample means to live in comfort In 1870 he was living at West 
Lebanon, N. H., and he died probably in 1874, but the exact date 
and place of his death have not been found. He was a man of 
great energy, and capable to a high degree in his calling, of forceful 
personality, of an exceptionally acute intelligence, and possessed of 
a rather remarkable piquancy of speech. A miniature of him, 
painted at about the age of twenty-five years, is owned by his grand- 
son. 

He married at Beverly, Mass., 12 Nov. 1835, Abbt Rowe, bom 
at Beverly 2 Aug. 1807, died at Chelsea, Mass., 26 Jan. 1888, 
daughter of Seth and Abigail (Morgan) of Salem, Mass. During 
the second half of 1836 Capt. and Mrs. Savage settled at Salem, 
where they lived until late in 1852, when they moved to 24 Fayette 
Street, Boston. In 1856 they moved to Chelsea, Mass., where 
Mrs. Savage passed the remainder of her life. In 1863 they sepa- 
rated, and Mrs. Savage secured a divorce from her husband in 1869. 



32 Town Records of Gosporty N. H. [Jan. 

Children, born at Salem : 
1. Qeoroe,' b. 26 Dec. 1886. After attending school in his native town 
he went to Boston in 1852, and entered the employ of Bates & Co., 
ship-owners, on Commercial Wharf, becoming a jonior clerk in 
their office. After a year.in this office he decided to go to sea, and 
in Dec. 1853 sailed from New York for San Francisco as a boy in 
the ship Polyne$iay arriving in Apr. 1854. Here he intended to en- 
gage in some mercantile pursuit, and received from his former 
employers authority to draw on them for $160. A short experience 
in a counting-house of one Messer led him to decide definitely upon 
a seafaring life, and he shipped in Aug. 1854 on the ship Sea JSer- 
pent for Hong-Kong and Shanghai. On 4 Nov. he sailed for New 
York, where he arrived in Feb. 1855. In Apr. 1855 he sailed from 
New York as a boy, but with the wages of an ordinary seaman, 
in the clipper ship Starr King^ of which Bates & Co. were owners, 
bound for San Francisco. The next three and a half years were 
spent on the Starr King^ visiting Melbourne, Hong-Kong, Sydney, 
Bassein, Singapore, Valparaiso, Callao, the Chincha Islands, and 
other Pacific ports, and in Apr. 1857 he was made chief mate. 
Certain difl^erences with his captain and the monotony of his life 
led him to leave the Starr King^ and he sailed for home as third 
mate of the General Nowelly arriving in Feb. 1859. In July 1859 
he again joined the Starr King as chief mate under a new captain, 
and sailed from New York for Shanghai, which was reached in 
December. In Mar. 1860 he made a short trip to Japan on the 
barque Maryland^ and on his return to Shanghai became a pilot 
on the Yang-tse-Kiang. In Sept. 1860 he abandoned this occnpa- 
tion and entered the rebel country, and in November he was in 
Nanking, living in one of the houses of the rebel emperor, T*ien 
Wang. He is reported to have been engaged in collecting a force 
of Europeans to assist the rebels in fighting the Imperialists ; and 
on the march from Soochow to Nanking they encountered the 
enemy, and Savage was wounded in the head by a musket ball, in 
Apr. 1861. Under the care of Chinese doctors he had recovered 
sufficiently by Oct. or Nov. 1861 to leave Slianghal for Soochow. 
He is known to have reached Soochow, and to have left for 
Shanghai with a considerable amount of money. On the way he 
was attacked by a band of robbers, and he, his companion, servant, 
and all his boatmen were killed. He was a spirited, affectionate 
roan, fond of society, patient and persevering, singularly mature 
for his years, self-reliant, and of high principles and clean life. 
He was unmarried. 
42. IL Henrt, b. 20 Oct. 1838. 

[To be concluded] 



THE TOWN RECORDS OF GOSPORT, N. H. 

Communicated by Joseph Wba.thbrhbad Wakrbk, M.D^ of Bryn Hawr, Pa. 
[Continued from voL 67, page 359] 

[108] 

Being employed by benevolent individuals residing in Newburyport 
Robert W. Fuller came to this Island, Nov. 7 1834, K>r the porpoee of 
instructing the young people & labouring for the spiritual benefit of the 
whole population. 

He remained on the Island about Aye months, daring which time he 
taught a school, addressed the people from the woitl of eternal truth three 



1914] Town Records of Goaport, N. H. 33 

times on each sabbath, when the weather would permit, & held numerous 
other religious meetings, and delivered two addresses on the subject of 
Temperance. 

The school consisted of 33 different scholars & most of them made very 
pleasing progress in their studies. 

The religious meetings were punctually attended by all the younger 
part of this little community & by a part of the older class, and the *^ God 
of all grace, ["] was pleased to bless the feeble instrumentality here used, 
by accompanying it with the blessed influences of the Holy Spirit, &, as 
there is good evidence tx> believe, converting a number of precious souls. 

Robert W. Fuller* member of the Sem. for Teachers, Andover Mass., 
and a native of Milford N. H. 

[109] 
John Caswell January 10 1824 \_Thig entry scratched out.'] 
Benjamin Cole of York Came Here at the Shoals In 1836 Resided here 

three years Departed this Life Jan^. 15. 1840 
1839 & 40 

There has been since August seven deaths on these Isles- More than 
30 cases of fever June 10- 1840 

jfoxkT deaths 1841 <& 42 

[110] 

John Robterson Departed this Life Jan'y 23 1832 
Likewise his Wife Mary Departed Jan'y 29"» 1843t 
Hannah Robersonf Died Octr 3<^ 1826 
Peter Robertson Died 6 may 1847§ 

[111] 

Abstract | of the Statement of N. 6. Oilman who came for the benefit 
of his health on 8 Nov. 1846 in company of Mr. Lawrence Young (who 
owns a sailboat and has conducted for several years an extensive trade 
between these islands and £xeter). Left Rye harbour and reached the 
Shoals at 10 p.m. Hospitably received at the house of Mr. Joseph Cas- 
well on Star Island His stay was much prolonged by a violent storm- 
The storm has continued now with unabated fury for* 9 days- A N.E. 
gale. On Sunday 15 Nov. he attended service in the stone chapel and 
ustened to an able discourse by the Rev. Mr Plummer. The Storm has 
somewhat abated and Mr. Young has made preparations to set sail to mor- 
row mom for the mainland with a cargo of fish and fowl 

[112] 

[A receipt, dated Grosport, 12 Jan. 1859, for the sale of a fourteen-foot 
boat for $18.00 by James A. Rendall to Miss Eliza Downs. It is entered 
a» ** a true copy " by Geo. Beebe, Clerk.] 

* According to Carter, Mr. Faller was born in 1807, but his account of his career 
does not altogether agree with Mr. Fuller's story as told here. He is said to have 
(TAdnated from the GHmauton Theological Seminary in 1838. He filled several pul- 
pit« of no great importance, and died at Stow, Mass., In 1877. 

^Cf. p. 31 of the original records. She was Mary Saunders Shapley by birth. 

fThe wife of Peter. 
Cf. the entry on p. 103. I am inclined to believe that he was a much younger 
brother of John, and that both were sons of Peter and Agnes of the Church Records, 
wbcre this John appears but the younger Peter does not. 
I The newer paper (** new book") begins here. 



34 Town Records of Goaport, Jf. H. [Jan. 

[115] 

State of Newhampsbire Rockinghan 88. To Jo8eph M. Caswell one of 
the legal yoters of tlie town of Gosport ih said county. 

Whereas Abraham Plumer Peter Robertson Benjamin Downs Asa 
Caswell J. M. Caswell Lemuel Caswell William Caswell Isaac Newton 
Lemuel B. Caswell John S Randall* Sam^ Robertson Richard S [L?] 
Randall Jobe L Randall J. C. Randall Wm S Randall W<° Roberson 
and Henry Downs : legal voters of said Town of Gosport have exhibited 
to me Albart R Hatch Esquire one of the Justice of the piece in and 
for said County a petition setting forth that no annual or legal meeting 
of said town Town has ben holden since the year of our Lord one Thousand 
Eight Hundred and four and have applied to me the said Justice to issue 
a warrent for such a meetingf and whereas there is no constable in town 
therefore In the name of the State of Newhampshia you are required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said Tow[n] of Gosport Qualified 
by law to vote to meet at the school house in said Town on monday 
the twentyeth day of Oct. A.D. 1845 at one oclock P.M. to consider and 
act upon Uie following particulars, viz. 
1. To choose by ballot a Moderator 

2 To choose by ballot a Town Clerk 

3 To Coose by ballot three or more Selectmen 

4 To Choose by ballot one or more Constable 

5 To Choose a Collector of taxes 

6 To Rais and appropreate such sums of money as the Town shall 

judge necessary to defray the expences of the Town 

[116] 

the present year and for the support of the school 

7 To transact such other buisnes as may legally come before the town. 
Where of fail not and make returns of your doings here in at the time 

and place aforesaid unto me the said Justice 

Given under my hand and seal the thurrd day of October A.D. 1845 

Albert R. Hatch Justice of the Peace 
The inhabitants of said town are hereby notified to meet accordingly- 

Joseph M. Caswell 

[117] 
Gosport October 20<* 1845 

Meeting called to order by Albert R. Hatch Esr- 

1 Cose Abraham Plumer moderator who was swon &c 

2 Chose Joseph M. Caswell Tow Clerk who was also sworn 

8 Chose Isaac Newton Wm Caswell and Wm S Randall Selectmen, who 

was sworn 

5 Chose Asa Caswell and John B Downs Custables. 
4 Chose Wn S Randall Collector of Taxes 

6 Voted to raise ten dollars to defray the Town expens 

7 Voted to raise nin dollars school money 



•John S. lUndall is probably a mistake for John F(ranklin) Randall. H 
tickname (** Sbothead ')| which presomably led to the ase of the initial, as i 
ritb it io some other writings. A similar mistake was sometimes made in t1 



He had a 
nickname (** Sbothead "), which presumably led to the ase of the initial, as we meet 
with it in some other writings. A similar mistake was sometimes made in the namo 
of his brother, William R. For some unknown reason he was commonly called 
** Bunker,*' and the History of Rto actually records him as William Bunker ftandall. 
~ I ** to J. M. Caswell were inserted here and then soratohed oat. 



t The words* 



1914] Town Records of Gosport, Jf. H. 35 

8 Chose Lemuel Caswell harbour master 

d Voted that any person taking and useing the oars thoal-pins &c of others 

without leaf shall pay a fine not less than twenty five cents and not 

more than one dollar. 

[118] 
State of Newhampshire. Rockinghan Ss. To Asa Caswell one of the 
Cunstables of Gosport in the County of Rockinghan aforesaid Greeting. 
In the name of the State of Newhampshire you are hereby requested to 
notify and worn the Inhabitants of Grosport aforesaid qualified to vote as 
the law directs to assemble and meet at the school house in said Gosport 
on Saturday the twety-ninth day of November instant at ten Oclock in the 
forenoon to act uppon the following particulars namely. 

1 To Choose by ballot a moderater. 

2 To Cast their Vots for a representative to Congress 

d To act upon all other buisnes that may com before the meeting 

Given under our hands ad seal this fourteenth day of November in the 

year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five Fail not and 

make returns of your doings 

Isaac Newton \ ^ , 
WmS Randall V^^elect 

Wm Caswell j ^^^ 

The inhabitants are notified as above 

Asa Caswell Custable 
Gosport November 29 1845 
Meedng called to order by the town Clerk 

1 Chose Abraham Plumer Moderator 

2 There wer thirteen votes for John Woodbery for member of Congress 
8 Chose Abraham Plumer oversear of the poor 

4 Voted to raise fifteen dollars highway tax 

5 Chose Asa Caswell highway sovair 

[119] 
State of Newhampshire Rockingham ss To Asa Caswell on of the 
Counstables of Gosport in the County of Rockingham aforesaid Greeting 
In the name of the State of Newhampshire you are herby requested to 
notify and warn the Inhabitents of Gosport aforsaid qualified to vote as 
the law directs to assemble and meet at the school House in said Gosport 
on tuesday the tenth day of March next at ten of the clock in the forenoon 
to consider and act upon the foUowing particklars Viz — 

1 To Chose by ballot a modarater 

2 To vote for state ofecers including Goviner Counsellor and senators 

3 To vote for Representative in the United states Congress 

4 To vote for County ofecers including Regis of*s of Deed County 

Treusure an Road Commisioners 

5 T Choose one Representative to the Legislative in June next 

6 To choose three select men by ballot 

7 To choose by ballot a Town Clerk 

8 To choose by ballot one or mor Cunstables 

9 To choose a collector of Taxess 

10 To rais and appropriat such sums of money as is found Necessary to 

defray the expence of the Town for the support of the school 

11 To transact all other buisness that may come before the Town hereof 

fail not and make returnes of your doings at the time and place 
VOL. Lxvin. 3 



36 Town Records of Oosport, K. H. [Jan. 

afforesaid to us given under our hands and Beal this twentjefth day 
of Febuary in the year of Lord one thousand eight Hundred and 
forty six 

Isaac Newton ^ 
Wm 8 Randall V Select men 
Wm Caswell ) 
the Inhabitants ar notefied as above 

Asa Caswell Constable 

[120] 
Gosport March 10 1846 

Meeting Caled to order Abraham Plumer Moderator 
1 Isaac Newton Abraham Plumer Richer [i. e., Richard] Haley Select 

men was sworn 
t Joseph M Caswell Town Clerk was sworn 

3 Lemuel Caswell Asas Caswell William Caswell Mark C Newton 

Was sworn in as Cuustables 

4 Ten dollars to be Raised for the Town 

5 Wm°» S Randall Collector Tax 

6 Committy of the school J M Caswell Richard Haley Job L Randall 

7 Harber Master Lem CasweU 

8 Abraham Plumer Representative 

9 there was twelve Votes for John Woodbury for member Congress 
10 there was Four for John P Hale for Member of Congress 

[121] 

State of Newhamshir Rockingham ss 

To Wm Caswell one of sconstables of Gosport in county of Rockinham 
afForsaid Greeting in the name of the state of Newhampshire you are 
herby requsted to notify and warn the Inhabitents of Gosport aforsaid 
qualified to vote as the law directs to assemble at the school House in said 
Gosport on tuesday the ninth day of March next at two oclock after noon 
to consider and act upon the following particulars viz 
Art 1 To Choose by ballot a moderator 

2 Vote for state oficers including Goviner Counselor senetor 

3 To Vote for County ofccers including Regeter of Deeds co«nty 

Treasurer & Road commis'honsers 

4 To Vote for one Reprsentativ 

5 To choose a Town Clerk 

6 To choose Three select men 

7 To choose one or more counstables 

8 To Take enny order upon A Reresentation [?] 

9 To vote for or against the alterations of the constitutions of the state 

10 To vote upon the lawls [tic] of United States 1845 upon gambling 

and publick nuisence as connectin with lambling [«tc]* alleys 

1 1 And transact all other buisness that may come before the meeting. 

Fail not and make returns of your doings 

Abreham Plumer 
tlie Ihabetents of Gosport herby notified as above 

Isiic Newton ) 
Gosport Feb^ 18 1847 Richerd G Haley V Coanstables 

Wm Caswell ) 
••Or tambling [tan ptn] ? 



1914] Town Beeords of.Goaport, N. H. 37 

[122] 
GoBport March 9^ 1847 

Meting Cald to order Abreham Plainer Moderator 
Art 1 ' Joseph M Caswell Town Clerk 

2 Abreham Flumer Wm Caswell Richerd Haley selectmen 

3 Isiic Newton M. C. Newton Constables 
Representative Abrham Plamer 
Constitution Laws 8 noes 2 yes 

Militares Bill 4 yes 2 Noes 

Fifteen dollars to be rased for the school 

Asa Caswell Collector 

Police ofcers 
J. M. Caswell Superintending scool Committy 

W. C. Newton Abreham I^umer 

Richard G. Haley J. M. CasweU 

W. C. Newton 

Jared W. Williams Govemorj 14 Dem 2 wigs 

For Reperensative in Congress* No 1 

Benjamin W Jenuess 14 Dem 2 wigs 

Senator James Foss 14 Dem 2 wigs 

For Grovenor Anthany Colby 2 wig 14 Dem 

for Repersentive Destrict N^ 1 Icabed Goodwin 2 wig 14 Dem 

For senator Geor H Doge 2 wigs ^14 Dem. 

[124] 

[Warrant for town-meeting, 1848. Abraham Plumer and Wm. H. 
Caswell, " Select Men," request Wm. C. Newton, one of the Constables, to 
warn the inhabitants of Gosport qualified to vote to assemble at the 
^' Schoolhoutie " on Tuesday, 14 Mar., at 2 p.ic, to act on articles stated in 
the warrant.] 

[125] 

[Wm. C. Newton, <'Gonstell," issues the warning for town-meeting, 
14 Mar. 1848.] 

Took up the first Articl of the warrent and cose Abraham Plumer 
Moderator 2 voted fer State and County officers fer Grovemor Nathaniel 
S Berry had 6 votes, fer Governor Jared W Williams had 1 6 votes. 3 
voted for one man to Represent the Town Nathaniel F Berry had 4. 
votes Richard G Haley had 1 vote Abraham Plumes had 13. votes 
Article 4. chose Wm C Newton Town Clerk Article 5 chose Wm H. 
Caswell J. M. Caswell R G, Haley for Select Men. Took up Article 6 and 
chose John Caswell and Oliver P Caswell Constables. 7 voted to raise a 
tax of ten dollars for SchoU purposes 8 chose Wm S Randall . R. G. 
Haley A Plumer for School Committe 9 chose W. S. Randall to fur- 
nish the School with Coall. Article 1 0. Asa Caswell Harbour Master 
11 Chose Asa Caswell R G Haley Wm C Newton Police officers. 12 
chose Lemuel Caswell Collector of taxes These above officers were 
Sworn 

Goflport March 14 1848 

Wm. C. Newton Town Clerk 

[127] 

i Warrant for town-meetmg, dated 24 Feb. 1849. Wm. H. Caswell, 
f • Caswell, and R. G. Haley, '' Select Men," request John Caswell, one 



38 Town Records of Gosport^ Jf. H. [Jan. 

of the Constables, to warn the inhabitants of Gosport qualified to vote to 
assemble at the '^ School Hoose " on Monday, '^ the Twelvth day of Maroech 
nex/' at 2 P. M., to act on ardcles stated in the warrant. On 12 Mar. 
1849 W. H. Caswell, <<the Constable being absent," certifies that the 
warning has been given.] 

[128] 
Gosport March 12. 1849 

Took up the first articl of the warrant and chose Wm. C Newton 
Moderator Article 2 voted to expend the Surplus Revenue for the best 
good of the Town Art "3. voted 125$ to repair the Meeting House db 
School House Should it require So much also voted Sixty Dollars of Said 
Surplus be expended for a Boat to be kept by the Town for the express 
purpose of going to and from the Main for the purpose of getting the 
Doctor or carrying one who may be Sick William C Newton and Wil- 
liam S Randall were Chosen Agents to make the above repairs and pur- 
chase as Soon as it can be Cenvienantly be done 

N. B. the Moderator took the oath prescribed 

At the above meeting the following persons voted To dispose of the Sur- 
plus Revenue as above Recorded* 
Joseph M. Caswell Richard G. Halley 

Asa Caswell John W. Randall 

Joseph A. Caswell Joseph C. Newton 

William H. Caswell John B. Downs 

William S. Randall William Downs 

Lemuel Caswell William C. Newton 

Richard Randall 

[129] 

Whereas the Society for propagating the Gospel have benevolently as- 
sisted us in the means for moral and mental improvement for many years 
& whereas the Rev A. P. Peobody of Portsmouth has been an active 
agent in thus doing us good therefor 

Resolved 1. That we hereby express to Rev A. P. Peobody and 
through him to that Society & others our sensibility of their benevolence 
and our grateful acknowledgements for their labor of love Resolve. 2. 
That although we may not always have appreciated as we ought to have 
done their acts of kindness, we will hereafter if our privileges may be con- 
tinued Set a higher value upon and make a better improvement of them. 
The above resolutions wered passed unanimously March 12th. 49t 

[181] 

[Warrant for town-meeting, without date, but evidently of 1850. Jo- 
seph M. Caswell, William H. Caswell, and Richerd G. Haley, '^ Select men," 
*' the Constable being absent," notify the inhabitants of Gosport qualified 
to vote to assemble at the "schoolhous" on Tuesday, 12 Mar. next, at 2 
P.M., to act on articles stated in the warrant.] 

« The '* Surplus Bevenue *' here deyoted to public pnrpoies appears to be the money 
obtaioed for the town by the Key. Abraham Plumer, wnen he served as the repre- 
sentative of Gosport in 1848, as set forth in the biographical sketch on p. 186 oi the 
original records. 

t The Society actually withdrew its aid for a time. The outcome of this promise 
and of some other petitions, together with the intercession of Mr. Peabody, was the 
appointment of Mr. Eastman (p. 148). 



1914] Town Records of Oosport, N. H. 39 

[182] 
Goeport March 12^ 1850 Took up the first articl of the warrant and 
chose Wm Caswell Moderator 2 voted for State and Coutj officers 
For Goyemor Samuel Dismor [Dmsmoor] had 8 
Levi Chamberlain had 5 

4 for altering the Constitution 6 

5 voted to postpone the 5 art of the warrent* 

6 Chose J. M. Caswell Town Clerk 7 Asa Caswell Rich G Haley 

J. W. Randall Select men 8 Wm H Caswell J. C. Randall Con- 
stales 
9 Voted to Receive the bills of Wm C Newton and Wm. S. Randall 
March 12^ 1850 The Inhabetents have ben warned Accordingly 

J. W. Randall 
Asa Caswell 
Rich G Halej 

Select men 
The Constable being absent 

[133] 
[ " Record " by George Beebe, Town Clerk, 28 Feb. 1862, of a mortgage 
riven 21 Feb. 1862 by Wm. C. Berry of Gosport to Georg W. Randall of 
Portsmouth, in consideration of $135. The property comprised *'one 
ninth part of the schooner Cottage Girl built at Gloucester Massachusetts, 
and enroled at the port of said Gloucester N^ 42 March, 6. A.D. 1861."] 

[134] 
Miss. N. J. Underbill of Chester N. H. a school teacher who had in- 
structed the youth of this place for nearly two years last past came to her 
death by drowning Monday evening Sept. 11. 1848. Her body was found 
Sept 18th on the Shore at Cape Neddock The body was taken to Chester 
and buried Thursd 21 Inst She was about 34 yrs of agef Her kind- 
ness and willingness to do go good to all was manifested among us and 
her loss is very lamented by this people. Though dead she yet speaketh 
and while we look back upon her life which was truely exemplary it leaves 
the impression that she wUl come forth in the morning of the first Resur- 
rection upon which the Secon deathe can have no power 

W. C. Newton Town Qerk 

[135] 
The Reve. Abraham Plumer Minister of the Gospel whose place of 
nativity was Monroe maine made his first visit to this place July 28th 
1844 His Second visit, September first of the Same year Previous to 
his comeing to this place he was at Candia Newhampshire and removed 
to this place with his family Mrs. Betsy C. Plumer and three children 
Oct. 4*"* 1844. And remained among us up to August 2*>"*, 1848 when 
he removed to Matinicus Island, Maine. During his Stay among us. 
The Schoolhouse was built the Parsonage house repaired and chimney re- 

*Thi8 article called for the election of a representatiye to the State le^islatare. 

fThe Portsmouth JownuU of 28 Sept. 1848 states that she was aboat thirty years of 
age and a natiye of Derry. The accident occurred about half past seven o'clock near 
the so-called ** Chair," bat she was not washed from the Chair itself. She was out with 
others to watch the very heavy surf. The popular tale that others have been washed 
from the Chair appears to have only this foundation, that in 1864 Eveline Caswell of 
Gosport and Lydia Varrel of Rye together were washed off the rocks, but below this 
plac% and nearer to Sonthem Point. 



40 Town Records of GospoH^ If. H. [Jm. 

built and porch also annext to the back of the house The barn was also 
built Through his instrumentality this work was done He collected 
what he could but did not obtain Sufficient to defray the expence. He 
did most of the work himself. He was a member of the State Legislature 
from this place and obtained from the Treasury A Surplus revenue which 
we did not receive at the [time] it was divided to other places. This 
money was expend in repairing the meeting house &c* 

During his Stay of nearly four years he was also his family were 
greatly interested in the well being of the people, consequently with but 
few exceptions he was highly respected by them in return. 

Gosport 1848. W. C. Newton | Town Clerk 

His 3uccessor to the Ministery was the Keve. L. D. Blodgettf from 
Rye N. H. who continued among us up to Sept 29*^ 1849 when it became 
manifest to his imployers that for lack of interest in his labors he could 
accomplish no good among the people he was permitted to leave 

•W. C. Newton I Town Qerk 

[136] 

[Warrant for town-meeting, dated 24 Feb. 1851. Asa Caswell and 
John W. Randall, '^ Select men," request Wm. H. Caswell, one of the Con- 
stables, to warn the inhabitants qualified to vote to assemble at the '' School- 
house " on Tuesday, 1 1 Mar. next, at 2 P.M., to act on articles stated in the 
warrant, including an article *' To Vote Against the Sale of Spirituous 
Liquors in the Town."] 

[187] 

[A strip at the top of this page has been cut off, but apparently no 
record has been lost.] 

March ll*'* 1851. The inhabitants met as notified by warrant Took 
up Article First chose Wm. H. Caswell moderator Art. 2. Voted for 
State and County officers with the following results For Governor Sam- 
uel Dinsmoor had twelve Votes For Councillor Greenleaf Clarke had 
twelve Votes For Senator Alfred Hoitt had twelve Votes For Treasurer 
Winthrop. H. Dudley had twelve Votes For Re^^ter Gideon Webster 
had twelve votes. For Road Commissioners George H. Taylor Daniel 
Melcher. John. M. Weare had twelve Votes each For Representative to 
Congress George. W. Kittredge had twelve Votes, A. Tuck one. Art 9. 
voted for one man to Represent the Town in in the State Legislature. W* 
C. Newton had one Vote John Caswell two Richard G. Haley, had ten 
Votes and was declared to be Elected Art 4 Chose William. C. Newton 
Town Clerk Art 5 Chose Joseph. M. Caswell, Wm. H Caswell Asa E 
CasweU, Select men Art 6 Chose John Caswell, Wm. C. Berry Consta- 
bles All the above named officers except Wm. C Berry Were Sworn as 
the law directs. Art 7. Twelve Votes were cast for die amended Con- 
stitution as proposed by the Constitutional Convention. Art 8. Twelve 
Votes also Cast for the homestead Exemption Bill Art. 9. Voted 
against the Sale of Spirituous liquors in the Town 

I William. C. Newton J Qerk 

[188] 
Gosport 1851 Richard. G. Haley member of the Legislature from tkU 
place June Session 1851 against Strong oposition was Successful in gain- 

* Cf. p. 128 of the original records. 

t Mr. BlocLrett also was a natiye of New Hampshire. He was bom at StewartiiowB 
in 1811 and died there in 1852. 



1914] Town Records of Gosport, N. H. 41 

ing the appointment of Wm. H. Caswell as branch j^lot for the Piscatequa 
River also the Appointment of Wm. C. Newton as Justice of the Peace 
He was also paid Some fifteen dollars Literari funds due for the present 
and past years 

[148] 

Gosport 1851 & 1852. On the recommendation of Rev. A. P. Peabody 
of Portsmouth N. H. to ** The Society fer Propagating the Gospel among 
the Indians and Others in North America" Oliver D. Eastman of King- 
ston N. H. was sent to this place both as the Missionary to the people 
and Teacher of their school. ' 

He made his first visit May 18^ 1851, had one meeting, visited and 
prayed with every family. 

Came to commence his labors June 13^ and generally had three meet- 
ings on the Sabbath wh^i his health and the weather would permit, and 
some evening meetings during the week. Had a sabbath-school regularly 
of about twenty children. 

He obtained as a present from the American Sabbath School Union a 
Library of fifty books for the sabbath school in this place. 

Some individuals in Newburyport gave to the school a set of " Bliss's 
OotJiBe Maps '' eight in number cost seven dollars. 

Mr. £. Stedman of Newburyport gave a bell weighing ten pounds 
through the kindness of Miss Mary C. Greenleaf of Newburyport. 

Messrs G. & C. Meiriam of Springfield Mass.' presented for the benefit 
of the school " Webster's large Dictionary." — Elder J. V. Himes of Bos- 
ton gave a quantity of Tracts which have been distributed from time to 
time among the people. 

During the winter some more interest was manifested in the subject of 
Religion. Some were reclaimed from a backsliding state and expressed 
their resolution to serve the Lord the remainder of their life. May the 
Lord bless them and help them to gain eternal life. To God be all the 
Glory forever. There was a summer school of twelve weeks commencing 
June 16*** and ending September 13"* 1851. The whole number of schol- 
ars was 28, males 14 and females 14 — Average attendance 18. The 
irregularity of the scholars attendance injures the school very much. 

[144] 
The studies pursued in the school were arithmetic, grammar, geography, 
reading writing and spelling. The progress was very good. The school 
was visited by Rev. Mr. Peabody & Mr. Foster wiUi some others from 
Portsmouth, also Gov. S. Dinsmoor of Keene N. H. and several other 
gentlemen who expressed their gratification in finding our school in so 
prosperous a condition. The winter school commenced' Nov. 10, 1851. 
and continued 17 weeks ending March 8*** 1852. Whole number of 
scholars 35. Average attendance 23. Number of scholars under 16 
years of age 26. Number of scholars over 16 years of age 9. Amount 
expended for fuel flO besides incidental expenses. Studies pursued in 
the school^ Arithmetic, Grammar, Geography, Astronomy, Book-keeping, 
Reading writing & spelling. Progress made in the several branches was 
very good. L. L. Thaxter Esq. visited the school March 4**^ and ex- 
pressed his gratification & pleasure to observe the good attention & 
atUunments of the scholars. May the blessing of the Lord rest upon the 
labor bestowed upon the school, & people. After a vacation of a few 
weeks the school was again continued from April 10 of [for?] three 



42 Town Records of Ooaport^ N. H. [Jan. 

weeks and closed May 1*^ 1852, making eight months. The improvement 
in the several branches taught has been very good considering previous 
opportunities & privileges being very limited. It is very desirable that 
a greater interest be had in the subject of education. Truly it is the 
great stepping stone to usefulness in this world and gives us strength of 
mind to labor for the interest of the world to come 

Oliver D. Eastman 

Teacher 
This may certify that the bell above mentioned was sold to O. D. East- 
man for books for Library J M Caswell Town Clerk 

[146] 
[Warrant for town-meeting, without date, but doubtless of 1852. Rich- 
erd G. Haley, Wm. H. Caswell, and J. W. Randall, " Select men," « Con- 
stable ab,t," i.e., being absent, request the '^ Inhabatence " of Gosport 
qualified to vote to assemble at the '< Schoolhouse " on Tuesday, 9 Mar., 
at 2 P.M., to act upon articles stated in the warrant.] 

[147] 
March 9^ 1852 The Inhabitents met acordingly as notified. Took up 
the First Oricle W. C. Newton Moderator- For govenor Thomas E 
Sawyer 4 Votes Noah Marten 13 Votes — Richard G. Haley Representa- 
tive J. M. Caswell Town Clerk W. C. Newton Wm. H. Caswell J. 
W. Randall Select Men Da[n]iel Haley Constable Asa CasweU Poleice 
oficer Each Legal Voter to pay Seventy ^ye cts [for town purposes] 
Amend[ment] of the Constitution of the State 9 [Votes ?] Vote to hire 
suplus* Boat ^YQ dols J. M. Caswell Town Clerk 

[148] 
At A Legal Town Meeting Holding at Gosport Novr 2"» 1852 the In- 
habetens where warn d To meet at the schoolhouse at 2 oclock PM 
Wm C Newton Moderator 

t Voted to have the] Surplus Boat at liberty for the Inhabetents 
■"or Peirce & King 13 Scot and Graham 2 For presidents 
J. M. Caswell Town C By Order of the Select men 
Richar G Haley afor[?] Repreesentive 17 votes 

of twenty one that cast 17 for Noah martin 4 for James bell 
Wm C Newton Wn H Cawell [i.e., Caswell] J C Radoll [i.e., Randall] 
Select men J W Randoll Town Clerk L B CasweU Constable 

[Warrant for town-meeting, dated 19 Feb. 1853 and entered by John 
W. Randall, Town Clerk. Wm. C. Newton and Wm. H. Caswell, "select 
men," warn the inhabitants of Gosport to assemble at the " School hous " 
on Tuesday, 8 Mar. 1853, at 10 A.M., to act upon articles stated in the 
warrant, among which is an article " to instruct the select men to prosecute 
all violations of the licenez Law." There is no report of this meeting.] 

[150] 
[Warrant for town-meeting, dated 27 Feb. 1854 and entered by John 
W. Randall, Town Clerk. William H. Caswell and John C. Randall, 

* That 18, to charge five dollars for the use of the ** sarplas '* boat (boaght ttom the 
surplus monejr, as voted in Mar. 1849, according to the record on p. 128, above). The 
next entry in the town records shows that this action was not popular. 



1914] Tovm Records of Goaport, JST. H. 43 

<< Select men/' warn the inhabitants of Gosport to assemble at the ^'school 
house" on Tnesday, 14 Mar. 1854, at 10 A.M., to act upon articles stated 
in the warrant.] 

[151] . 
Gosport N H March 14*^ 1854 

For representative Nathaniel F Berry 2 Willan C Nevton 14 

For first Select me WUliam H Caswell 15 

2 John C Randall 11 

3 Richard L Randall 13 

For Town Clerk John W. Randall 14 Constable L. L. Caswell 

Taxgather[er] Wm C Nevton [Voted] to raise 10 Dollars for School 
perpose 

A Vote to prosecute all violation of the lisence law 
[Hsre is wriUsn without date] Lorenzo. D. Berry Gosport N. H. 

[152] 
Gosport N H March 20*^ 1854 

Be it Fnacted that if any person having keeping or owning one or more 
cows or cattle of any kind and shall refuse or neglect to To yard or barn 
the same in the night Commencing with the first of May & continueing to 
the first night in November he shall pay A fine of one Dollar for each and 
every offence and pay all cost of proccution and Stand Committed untill 
the same is paid Said fines shall go to the benefit of the town 

Resolved that our member to the legislature be and he is hereby in- 
structed to secure the Passage of A bill securing to us our Natural rights 

Resolved that the Selectmen be and that they are hereby instructed to 
keep our highways about our public landings free from all unnecessary 
incumbrances. 

[153] 

State of Newhampshire Rockingham county ss. To the inhabitants 
of gosport requested to vote as the law directs you are hereby warned and 
requested to meet and assemble at the school house in said Gosport on 
Tuesday the thirteenth day of march next at two Oclock afternoon to 
consider and vote upon the following Articles viz article 1 To Chose by 
ballot A moderator [This entry stops here. It is probably of the year 
1855.] 

[154] 

[Warrant for town-meeting, dated 20 Feb. 1 857, and entered by Rich- 
ard L. Randall, Town Clerk. William H. Caswell, Joseph M. Caswell, 
and Ira G. Randall, Selectmen, warn the inhabitants of Gosport qualified 
to vote to meet at the '^ School House " << on the Second Tuesday of March 
next," at 10 A.M., to act upon articles stated in the warrant] 

[155] 
Gosport March 10 1857 [To erased] the Inhabitants met as notified 
by Warrant Tookup article First Chose William H Caswell Moderater 
Article 2 Voted for State and County Officers With the following results 
For Governor John S Wells had twelve Yots for Railroad Commissioner 
Mark Noble had twelve Vots for Representative to Congress George W. 
Kittridge had twelve Vots Counciller Thomas J Parsons had twelve 
Vots for Senator Daniel Marcy had twelve Vots Treasurer Benjamin 
F Haley had twelve Vots Renter Thomas Smith had twelve Vots 
County Commissioner Josiah G Hadley 



44 Town Records of Ooaporty Jf^ H. [Jaa* 

Repnblieaii Ticket for Grovemor William Haile had twelve Yots for 
Representative to Congress James Pike had twelve Vots Baihroad Com- 
missioner Jeremy O Nute had twelve Vots Counciller William U H 
Bailey had twelve Vots Senator Samuel P Dow twelve Vots Carried 
over 

[156J 

for County Officers Treasurer Charles M Norries had twelve Vots for 
Register Ezra B Chase had twelve Vots for Commissioner William C 
Patten twelve Vots Art. 3 Voted for one man to Represent the Town in 
the State legislator Nathaniel F Berry had Eleven William H Caswell 
had thirteen Vots and Was elected 4 Chose Richard L Randall Town 
Clerk 5 Chose William H Caswell Joseph M. Caswell Ira 6 Randall 
Selectmen 6 Voted to give Betsy Downs the Money that Belongs to 
Town in William C Newtons keeping 7 Voted to Build up the Wall 
aroud the Town Burling Ground by the labo of the Inhabitants 

Richard L Randall Town Clerk 

[157] 

The Rev George R Beebe Minister of the Gospel Whose native Place 
is Brooklyn N. Y. he has A Wife and two Children he Came here 
April 1856 he is also Doctor amoung us he is liked Boath as A Preacher 
and as Doctor the Inhabitants of Gosport have given him about Eighty 
Dollars in Preasants and Money the year past 

Gosport March 11 1857 Richard L Randall Town Clerk 

[161] 

[The pages of the Records from p. 161 to p. 172 have at the top tbe 
words '' Richard L. Randall, Town Clerk " and various dates in Mar. 1 857. 
This seems to mean that he either collected these memoranda at this tame 
or copied them from the damaged portion of the old book. The first part 
of the existent book I take to be that portion of the old book which was 
still capable of preservation. As the new part seems to have original rec- 
ords from about 1842, there must have been for a while two books of 
records.] 

Lemuel B Caswell of Gosport Was Married at Newburyport Mass to 
Miss Henrietta Garland of Newburyport by Rev O Eaton December 31 
1845 

Children of L. B. Caswell 

Henrietta E Caswell Was Bom March 27 A.D. 1850 
Leonora £ Caswell Bom April 29 A D 1853 
Joseph H Caswell Was Bora Mardi 24 1856 
Joseph H Caswell Son of Lemuel B and Henriette Caswell Died 
at Newburyport April the 4 A.D. 1856 aged three Weeks 

[162] 

Richard L. Randall and Mary A Caswell Both of Gosport were married 
in Charlestown Mass Dec. 26 A.D. 1847 by the Rev Thomaa Star King 
Children of Richard L Randall 

Frances A Randall Was Bom September 22 A.D. 1848 
Frank B. Randall Was Bom April 13 A.D. 1850 
Ira £ Randall Was Bom January 31 AD 1853 



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1914] Tovm Records of Ooapori, N. H. 45 

[168] 
John B Downs of Gosport and Martha O Foss of Rye N. H. were Married 
in Rye by the Rey B Smith November 27 A D 1884 
Children of the Same 

Sarrah A Downs Bom January 6 A D 1836 
Mary E Downs Bom November 16 A D 1838 
Ephraim H Downs Bom January 31 A D 1840 
John O Downs Bom September 10 A D 1841 
Eliza Downs Bt>m September 17 A D 1844 
Elen Downs Bom Febmary 14 A D 1848 
Levi W Downs Bom September 15 A D 1851 
Died Mary E Downs January the 6 A D 1839^ Aged* 6 Weeks 
Elen Downs Died March the 7 1848 aged 3 Weeks 

[164] 
William Robinson and Mary A Randall Both of Gosport Were Married 
in Rye N. H November the 5 A D 1833 by Rev B Smith 
Children of the Same 
John H Robinson Bom July 14 A D 1834 
Salley M Robinson Bom November 14 A D 1835 
Mary J. Robinson Bom Septem^ber 20 A D 1837 
Emeline B Robinson Bom April 20 A D 1840 
Sally M Robinson Bom August 12 A D 1843 
Catherin Robinson Born July 14 A D 1842 [»c]* 
Lydia L. Robinson Bom November 6 AD 1845 
William C. Robinson Bom May 2 A D 1849 
Charles W. Robinson Bom August 12 A D 1851 
George A. Robinson Bom March 7 A D 1853 
Albert M Robinson Bom December 15 A D 1854 
Died Salley M Robmson January the 10 A D 1837 Aged 2 years and 
2 Mounths 
died Salley M Robinson October 20 A D 1843 Aged 2 Mounths 
Catherin Robinson Died June IAD 1847 agad 4 years 11 Mounths* 
Georg A Robinson Died August the 14 AD 1853 Aged 5 Moumths 
one Week 

[165] 
Elvin Newton and Mary J Robison Both of Gosport Were Married in 
Newburyport Mass by the Reve Wilkrd Smith the 27 of October A D 
1855 

Childrean of the Same 
Ida Newton Bom September the 24 A D 1859t 

[166] 
John Caswell and Emeline B Robison Both of Gosport Were Married in 

Newburyport Mass by the Reve Willard Smith the 4 day of Jnlj 

AD 1856 
Births 

Pneume Beebe Bom July 18 1856 

* A comparisoD of tliese eatriM with thst on jnim 109 luggests that she wb« bom 
mteUy in 1844 md died in 1848, but m the dtod yovng the qoettion 1im little 
Interest. 

flfany other children were bom to this copple» but thej are not recorded in this 
book. 



46 Town liecorda of Ghsport, N. H. [Jan. 

John W RobiDson April the 1 1857 

* Caswell Born March March 18 1857 

Nellia J RandaU Born July 21 A D 1857 

Infant Child of William and Nancy A Brenin Bom Augost the 15 
A D 1857 Died August the 21 A D 1857 aged 6 days 

[167] 
Samuel H Robinson Jr and Sarah E Newton Both of Gosport Were 
Married in Portsmouth N H by the Reve S Phanton November the 7 
AD 1855 
Ghildrean of the Same 

Estelle Newton Bom Febraary the 4 1857 
Married in Gosport by the Rev George R Beebe May the 1 1857 John C 
Randall to Mrs Hannah P Bakerf Both of Gosport 

R L Randall Town Clerk 

Married in Grosport Oct 24 1857 by the Rev George R Beebe Mr Josiah 

P Randall of Smutty Nose Island Me to Miss Eliza E Caswell of 

Gosport R L Randall Town Clerk 

[168] 
William Brenin of Halifax N S and Nancy A Newton of Gosport Were 
Married in Newburyport Mass July the 4 1856 by Edmund Smith 
Justice of the Peace 

these Names Were Brought forward from old Book Some one had 
the impotance to Scrach out part of their Names on the Old Book. [R. 
L. Randall makes this note.] 
Childrean of Lemuel and Sarah P Caswell 

John Caswell Bom January the 10 A D 1824 

Lemuel L Caswell Bom October the 3 A D 1825 

Mary A Caswell Bom Nevember the 15 AD 1828t 

Louiza B Caswell Bom January the 31 A D 1831 % 

Hannah M Caswell Bom October the 5 A D 1834 

Alfread P Caswell Bom January the 19 A D 1841 

[170] 
Childrean of Samuel and Oleva Robinson 

Sarah A Robinson Bom August 13 A D 1830 

Samuel H Robinson Bom March the 18 A D 1832 

Roeitta Robinson Bom September the 6 A D 1835 
Samuel Robinson and Oleya Haley § Were Married April the 7 A D 1829 

•Probably Jalia, daughter of William H. Caswell. 

tThe widow of Fabios W. Becker. The Beckers were GermaDs, but the Shoalers 
called them Baker. J. C. Randall was a widower when he married Mrs. Hannah P. 
Becker. His first wife was Bfarr H. Caswell of Bje» whom he married 19 Feb. 1890. 
She appears to have died about loU. 

tin 1912 the onlj sarrivinff member of this familj irave 13 Nov. and 29 Jan. as cor- 
rect dates for this record, and called AU^red P. Caswell Perry A. Caswell, a form which 
does not qaite asree with that used elsewhere in these records. The Hannah M. Cas- 
well of this list is the one called Hannah Maria Titoomb Caswell on p. 83 of these rec- 
ords. I have recently found an explanation of this name in the presence of Miss M. 
Titoomb as one of the teachers at Uosport in the summer of 1834. 

{ She was the widow of Samuel Halej, son of ** C^tain Sam " and grandson of the 
first Samuel Halej of Smuttj Nose. 

[To be concluded] 




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1914] Genealogical Research in England 47 



GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

Contribatod \>j Miss Elizabbth Fbbnoh, and communicated bj the Committee on 

Bn^lish Research 

[Continued from vol. 67, page 348] 

POMEROT 

In Register, vol. 67, pp. 261-262 (July 1913), certain records per- 
taining to the Pomeroys of Beaminster, co. Dorset, were published, and it 
was stated that the claim made by descendants of Eltweed Pomeroy, the 
emigrant to New England, that he was closely related to a famous 
armorial family of the name in Devon, seemed baseless. It is the purpose 
of this communication to present further evidence bearing on the alleged 
descent of Eltweed Pomeroy from the Pomeroys of Berry-Pomeroy, co. 
Devon. 

The Pomeroy pedigree which faces this page is a photographic repro- 
duction of fo. 109 dor$o (original fo. 85 dono) of Harleian MS. 1091, in 
the Department of Manuscripts in the British Museum, London, this MS. 
containing the Vbitation of Devon in 1564 by William Harvey, Clarenceux 
Cng-of-Arms. It has been proved that the Pomeroy family of this photo- 
graphed pedigree was a younger branch of the very ancient armigerous 
fanuly of Pomeroy pf Berry-Pomeroy, co. Devon. In this photograph, 
near the bottom and above the stamp of the British Museum, the pedigree 
ends with two brothers, Henry and John Pomeroy, sons of Richard and 
Eleanor (Coker) Pomeroy, and to the name of Henry Pomeroy a symbol 
indicating marriage b attached, with a depending line that suggests that 
he had descendants whose names are not given in the pedigree. The 
following records show who some of these descendants were. 

In the Visitation of Devon in 1620 Arthur Harrys entered a Harrys 
pedigree, which is reproduced below. The original drafts made by the 
herslds for that visitation are preserved in Harleian MSB. 1 1 63 and II 64 
in the British Museum, and were printed in 1872 in vol. 6 of the Publi- 
cations of the Harleian Society, the Harrys pedigree appearing on p. 139 
of that volume. 

%wcvs% of fl^erston. 

[Arms described.] 
Walter Harris of Monmouthshire^ 

^1 

1, d. of B Edward Harris of Cornwall ^ Ann d. & h. of 
Vowcll \{Comworthyy Devon) ^pencil note I Wm. Huckmore. 



SirTho.=» d. of 1, Honor «3ArthureHarrls=« Phillip d. Sazan 

Sir d. of John of Cherston in of Rich. Duke TTp„*p>^r 

Hen. Pom- Wykes of com. Devon, of Otterton In tpaTmf /If 



Harris, 
Serjeant 
at Law 



tescue of 



eroy North wyke living 1620 com. Devon cornworthle 



Ann»Sir Tho. Sir Edward Harris of Cornwall Kt., 

Southwell & Chiefe Justice of ilonster In Ire- 
land, living 1620 

Arthurb Harrys. 



48 Chnealogical Research in England [Jan. 

Administration on the estate of Henry Pomerote. On 5 of July 
[1575] a commission was issued to Richard Pomeroje, natural and legiti- 
mate son of Uenrj Pomeroje, late of Totnes in the county of Devon, 
having [goods] etc., being sworn to administer well the goods, rights, and 
credits of die said deceased, there being revoked letters of administration 
on the goods of the said deceased, elsewhere granted to a certain Richard 
Pomeroye now or formerly of the aforesaid Totnes, which were surrep- 
titiously secured by him by suppression of truth and by false statement in 
the month of June 1559, for the full requirement of justice, as appears 
from the acts of the court on this day concluded. (P. C C, Administnip 
tion Act Book, 1572-1580, fo. 80 dorso. Translated from the Latin.) 

The Will of Agnes Harris of Comworthie, co. Devon, widow, 1 De- 
cember 1601. My body to be buried in the parish church of Corneworthie. 
To the reparation of the church of Corneworthie 6s. 8d. To the poor of 
Corneworthie 20s. " ftm I give and bequeath vnto my sonne Richerd 
Pomerie all my landes in Tottnes or els wheresoever for terme of his liefe, 
and after his decease to the heyres of his bodye lawfullie begotten and for 
defaulte of such issue vnto lliomas Pomerie my sonne for terme of his 
liefe and after his decease to the hejrres of his body lawfullie begotten 
and for defaulte of such Issue vnto Giles harris my sonne and his heyres 
for ever. Itm ffarther I give and bequeath vnto my sonne Richarde 
Pomerie my best Saultseller of silver guilt and sixe silver spoones and 
twentie pounds of Lawfull mony of Englande, to be paide within one yeere 
after my decease by myne exequitor and also two fetherbeds p*fourmed. 
Itm I give vnto Thomas Pomerie my sonne tenne pounds in mony and 
vnto Henerie Pomerie the sonne of the saide Thomas Pomerie vj" vj* viij* 
in money both to be paide by myne exequitor within on6 yeere after my 
decease." To my son Giles Harris after my decease for the term of four 
score years, if the said Giles so long live, all these my'houdies, courts, bams, 
stables, shippins, orchards, gardens, and all those other parcels of land late 
the houses of one Samuell Weymoth, which I have of the demise and 
grant of one Thomas Harris, Sergeant of Lawe, and one Edward Harris 
Esquier his son, for divers years yet to come determinable upon the lives 
of the said Giles Harris, Arthur Fortescue, and Bridgett Fortescue, as in 
my said deed doth more at large appear. If the said Giles Harries die 
before the expiration of the said term of four score years, then the 
remainder of the term shall come to my daughter Suzanne Fortescue, and 
if she die before the expiration of said term, then the remainder of said 
term shall come to Arthure Fortescue and Bridget Fortescue their execu- 
tors and assigns. H my son Giles Harries marry, all my term of years 
shall remain wholly for his better preferment and advancement, he pajdng 
within two years after his marriage to hb sister Suzan Fortescue £30. 
My deed to remain in the custody of my executor until this be performed 
by the said Giles Harris. To my son Griles Harris two feather beds per- 
formed. To my daughter Suzan Fortescue two featherbeds performed, 
my three silk gowns, my best kirtles, my two fore kirtles of sUk, and all 
the goods in the chamber within the chamber that I now lie in called my 
study, except that coffer wherein my writings are and one spruce coffer 
with all that is in them and except certain other things which I give by 
my will by especial names. To my daughter Susanne Fortescue £100, 
on condition that Henrie Fortescue her husband give security to my 
executor that the said Susanne shall have the said £100 with the benefit 



1914] Ghnecdogical Research in JSngland 49 

and g!un thereof to her nse during her life. If said Hemie do not give 
SQch security, then my executor shall keep the £100 and pay my daughter 
Suzanne £10 a year during her life, and at her death the said £100 to be 
equally divided between her children Arthure Fortescue, Agnes Fortescue, 
and Bridgett Fortescue. I give to the said Arthure Fortescue, Agnes 
Fortescue, and Bridget Fortescue £6. 6s. 8d. apiece. To Susan Sugar, a 
child that is with my son Arthur Harris, £6. 6s. 8d. To Margaret 
Fraunces, my servant, £6. 6s. 8d. To Agnes Gordan £3. ds. 4d. To 
Elizabeth Hoper, my servant, 20s. To Grace Perott, my servant, 10s. 
To Edith my servant, 20s. To Richerd Frauncb, my servant, 208. To 
John Mungey, my servant, 208. To Christopher Saunder, my servant, 
£3. To Phillip Hamlyn, my servant, lOs. To William Desteyne, my 
servant, 20s. To Agues Coke 5s. If any of these servants depart before 
my death, the legacy of such to be void. ^' Itm. I mve vnto Alice Pomerie 
my son Richard Pomerie bis wife my blacke <Jloth gowile garded w^ 
velvet, one stammel Petticott w^ one gard of velvet, sixe sraockes. Two 
bordclothes, and one dozen of Napkins." To Arthure Harris my son the 
bed which I do lie on. All the rest of my goods and chattels not given 
or bequeathed I give to my son Arthure Harris, whom I make my whole 
and sole Executor. Proved at Exeter, 11 August 1603, by the executor 
in the person of Edward Marsh, notary public. Inventory, £496. 12s. 
(Principal Registry of the Bishop.of Exeter, vol. for 1679-1603, fo. 343.) 

Administration on the goods of Gtlb9 HiLRRTS late of Cornworthy, 
gent, who died intestate, was granted 23 March 1 608/9 to Arthur Harris 
of Vgborrough, co. Devon, armiger, his brother, the said Arthur and John 
Monioy of me same, yeoman, l^ng bound in £60. Inventory, taken 20 
May 1608 by Humphrie Englishe, Roberto Tookerman, and Joeephe 
White, amounts to £35. 2s. Od., and includes a chattle lease of a mill with 
i^purtenances worth £20. It was exhibited in court 23 March 1608/9. 
( Archdeaconry of Totnes, Deanery of Totnes, 1608, original administra- 
tion.) 

The Will of Richerd pomroy in the parish of Cornworthie, co. Devon, 
gent, 11 May 1621. To the poor of Cornworthe 58. To Frances Tock- 
erman, Violete Tockerman, and Susan Tockerman, children of Robert 
Tookerman,* a days lamb each. To all my servants 12d. each. All resi- 
due of my goods and chattels, moveable and immoveable, to my wife, 
whom I make my sole executrix. Overseers: John Crewse and John 
Dourtes. Witness: Phillo HorswiU. Proved 3 August 1621. (Arch- 
deaconry of Totnes, Deanery of Totnes, 1621, filed will. ) 

Inventory of Richard Pom'ote of Cornworthy, co. Devon, gentleman, 
deceased, taken 29 June 1621. 

2 oxen 1 cow 3 steers 1 heifer £10- 0-0 

1 horse 2- 0-0 

38 sheep 10- 0-0 

10 kmbs 1- 0-0 

6 swine hogs 1-10-0 

corn in the ground 30- 0-0 

com in store 1- 0-0 

* Tbic Robert Tockerman married at Comwortfay, 2 Dec. 1616, Agnes Fortescue, a 
niece of tbe testator, and daughter of Henry Fortescue by his wife Susanna Harris, 
who was a half-sister of the testator. 



e- 0-0 


6-13-8 


1- 0-0 


2- 0-0 


2- 0-0 


1- 0-0 


0-16-0 


0- 5-0 


0-16-0 


1- 0-0 


0-15-0 


1- 0-0 


10- 0-0 



50 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

4 beds with their apparel 

his apparel 

1 chest 2 coffers & other old stnff 

A table board a side board a form 2 chairs & 3 stools 

4 brass pans & 2 kettles 

3 brass pots 

9 platers 4 podengers 3 saucers 3 candle sticks & 

other stuff 
A spit a pr of andirons & other stuff belonging to the 

kitchen. 
Three kenes 1 pipe 1 hogshead & other timber vessells 
1 chettle 
The plough stuff 1 harx [harness?] & other small 

Implements 
3 pair of ropes 2 saddles & other things unknown 
One chattle lease 

£87- 5-8 [tic'] 
[The total amount is actually £88-15-8.] 
Exhibited 3 August 1621 by Alice Pomery, the executrix. (Arch- 
deaconry of Totnes, Deanery of Totnes, 1621, original inventory.) 

The Will of Ealse Pom'yb of Comworthie, co. Devon, widow, 21 April 
1623. To the poor of Comworthie 5s. To John Fosterd and Christian 
Fosterd two sheep each. To William Berrye of Comeworthie two bed- 
steads, two double beds, a pair of blankets, and a coverlet. To Joan 
Berrye, daughter of the said William, two sheep, a chest, a new gown and 
a petticoat, three platters, a feather bed, a blanket, a coverlet, a bolster, 
a pillow, and a pot, these things to remain in the hands of William Berrye 
for six years. To Ealse Horswill, my goddaughter, 10s., and to Redegon 
Horswill my serge gown. To Ealse Berrye, wife of William, a gown. 
All the residue of my goods and chattels to John Horswill, whom I make 
sole executor. Witnesses: John Crewse, Phillo Horswill, and John 
Foster. Proved 20 June 1623. (Archdeaconry of Totnes, Deanery of 
Totnes, 1623, filed will.) 

Inventory of the ffoods of M" Ealsb Pom*te, prised by John Crewse 
and Phillipp Horswill. 
21 sheep 

1 horse 
3 swine hogs 
Corn in the ground 
Beans in the ground 

2 feather beds performed 

2 double beds 
Apparel 3 gowns 3 petticoats 3 waistcoats 5 aprons > 

with other linen 2 hats 2 cloaks one [ ] & * f 
hood y 

A suit of mans apparel 

A chest 2 coffers 1 bedstead 

3 bedsteds 

3 brass pans dc a brass kettle 
2 brass crocks a posnet 1 skillett 



:5 


10 





2 


10 





1 








1 


6 


8 





5 





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16 
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1 table board 1 side board 1 form 3 chairs & 3 stools 
9 platters, 2 porringers, 3 candlesticks with other ) 

stuff & 2 scissors j 

1 spit, 1 pr andirones & other kitchen stuff 
one pipe one beefe 4 bucketts with other timber 

vessell 
1 hackney saddle one pillion with covering 
1 iron loom 2 says with other small things 
For other things forgotten 
Her money in store 

£35 10 
Exhibited 20 June 1623 by John Horswill, the executor. (Archdea- 
conry of Totnes, Deanery of Totnes, 1623, ori^nal inventory.) 

The Will of Arthure Harris of Norton [in the parish of Churston], 
00. Devon, 20 April 1638. To the poor of Churston £10. To the poor 
of Comworthie £10. To the poor of Blackawton £5. To the poor of 
Sjngesbridge £5. To the poor of Dodbr[ook] £5, to remain as a stock 
to the use of the poor forever. The overseers and churchwardens of said 
parishes to cause the tenour of this my bequest to be fairly written in 
parchment and put into a frame and hung up in the several parish churches 
aforesaid that others may be encourag^ and men's charities not spent^ 
misemployed, and diverted, contrary to their intent and meaning, as too 
often in such cases is done. To my nephew* Sir Thomas Harris lands in 
Cornworthie which I purchased for one thousand years, he paying £100 
to my nephew* Edmond Harris, his brother, and confirming any such 
grants of estates as I have heretofore entered in the name and on behalf 
of Sir Edward Harris, his father. To Bartholemew Fortescue, son of 
Arthure Fortescue, all my estate called Pynwelles, he paying to his 
brother John Fortescue £6 a year. To Arthur Fortescue and Edward 
Fortescue, my sister's sons, the remainder of my estate after my wife's 
decease, in lands called Norton and in woods called Lords wood, which I 
hold for their lives, and to them £10 a year until my wife's decease. To 
Susan Fortescue and Gartrude Fortescue, daughters of said Arthur 
Fortescue, £60 each, and to Elizabeth Fortescue, another daughter of said 
Arthur Fortescue, £70. To my sister Fortescue £20, and to her daughter 
Agnes Way mouth £20, and to the said Agnes seven children £15 each. 
To Bridgett Francis, my sister Fortescue's daughter, £20, and to her son 
John Francis £50. To my cousin Thomas Harris, son of my brother 
John Harris, £40, and to his brother Edward Harris £20, and to his 
brother John Harris £60. "I give vnto Henry* Pomeroy, Sonne [of 
T]homas Pomeroy my brother, three score pounds, and vnto Tho[ma8] 
Pomeroy, sonne of the sd Henrey, fortie poundes, all to be payed within a 
yeere after my decease." To Frances Ryder, my goddaughter, £40. To 
Jane Foxworthie £7 due to me from her husband. To Susan Roope 40s., 
and 20s. each to the children of said Susan. To each godchild 10s. To 
John Mortary, my servant, all my estate in Butt Meadow purchased of 
Creorge Sapp deceased. To goddaughter Jane Beare, daughter of Thomas 
Beare, gent., £10, and to my said cousin Thomas Beare a gold ring with 
this poesie, *' spare speake and spare speede." To every servant 40s. 

* He WM a grandnephew of the tettator. 
VOL. Lxym. 4 



52 ChnecUogiccU Research in England [Jan* 

All residue to Philipp Harris, my wife, executrix. Witnesses : Thomas 
Beare, Marie Beare, Richard Baker, Edward White, and Thomas £d- 
wardes. Proved 13 October 1640 by Pbillipa Harris, relict and executrix. 
The widow took oath to the will 6 October 1 640. Inventory, taken by 
Arthur Ryder, John — rtes, and Edward White, and exhibited 13 Oo> 
tober 1640, £928. 168. 8d. (Principal Registry of the Bishop of Exeter, 
1640, original will and inventory.) 

PoMEROT, Harris, and Fortescue Entries in the Parish 
Registers op GoRNwoRTHr, co. Devon, 1562-1634* 

BaptUnu 

1565 Zuzanna daughter of Edwarde and Annies Harris 20 January 
[1565/6]. 

1574 Annys daughter of Mr. Thomas Harrys Esquire 22 August. 

1575 Edwardus son of Mr. Thomas Harreys gentleman 13 December. 
1578 Honor daughter of Mr. Thomas Harries 6 October. 

1588 Agnes daughter of Mr. Henrie Fortescue 14 July. 

1592 Bridget daughter of Mr. Henrie Fortescue 21 January [1592/3]. 

1595 Arthur son of Mr. Henrie Fortescue 28 February [1595/6]. 

1602 Edward son of Mr. Henrie Fortescue 26 September. 

1604 Elyzabethe daughter of the Worshipful Master Edwarde Harris and 

Elizabeth his wife 15 April. 
1611 Elizabeth Harryes daughter of Walter Harries 27 November. 

MarriageM 

1573 Rychard Scharpham and Marie Pomeraye 26 July. 

1586 Mr. Henrie Fortescue of Wood in the parish of Wodeley esquire, 
son of John Fortescue Esquire of Preston, and Mris. Susanne 
Harrys, daughter of Mr. Edward Harrys esquire, 5 June. 

1610 Walter Harryes and Thamsinge his wife 26 December. 

1615 Robert Tuekerman and Agnes Fortescue 2 December. 

Buriak^ 

1562 Marie Pomerye 28 May. 

1592 Mr. Edwarde Harrys Esquier 10 April. 

1592 John Fortescue 4 June. 

1594 William Harrys gentleman, son of Edwarde Harrys Esquier, buried 

at Beere Ferrys 29 [sic] February [1594/5]. 
1599 Phillip Fortescue 22 June. 

1601 Mrs. Onner Harries wife of Mr. Arther Harrie 25 October. 

1602 " M" Agnes Harryes widdowe was buryed xxvj of November.'^ 
1607 GUles Harryes gt. 15 January [1607/8]. 

1610 << Thomas Harryes Knyghtt" 25 May. 

1621 ^* Richard Pom'ye gentelman was Buried the xvth Dale of June/' 

1621 [Henry] Fortescue gentleman 20 March [1621/2]. 

1630 Mr. Arthur Harris son of Sir Edward Harris 28 August. 

1634 ^ Lady Elizabeth Harris was buried the eighteenthly of Aprill.'' 

* The resistera of Comworthj are in a deplorable condition, and many leaToe are 
miMinc . The first baptismal entry now extant is of the year 1666, but ViTian in hie 

frintecT Visitations of the County of Devon gives the baptism of William Harris, 
Apr. 1662. The Fortescue entries are taken from Vivian's Visitationt, p. S67. 
fThere is a gap from 1622 to 1630 in the records of bnriaU. 



1914] Genealogical Research in England 53 

[Of the places mentioned in the foregoing records, Berry-Pomeroy, the 
seat of the Pomeroj family from the time of William the Conqueror, is 
in the southern part of Dieyonshire, Totnes is only two miles west from 
Berry-Pomeroy, and Comworthy is about four miles south from Totnes. 
Churston, or Churston-Ferrers, is about six miles southeast from Berry- 
Pomeroy. 

From the foregoing material and from other sources referred to below 
the following Pomeroy pedigree has been compiled, the earlier generations 
giTen in the photograph of Harleian MS. 1091 being omitted : 

1. Thomas Pomerot rthird son of Henry) married* Aones Cal- 
WATE, or Esi^LOWATy daughter of Thomas of Sherborne, co. Dorset. 
Children : 

i. Annis, m. Thomas Tbssotl of co. Cornwall, 
il. Thomas, b. abt. 1481 ; named as son and heir of his father and as 
aged twelve years at the death o Ahe latter, 29 Dec. 1493 (Inqui- 
sitions Post Mortem, Chancery Series 2, yol. 9, no. 61, 9 Henry 
yil) ; not mentioned in the Visitation pedigree of 1564. 
ill. Maroarbt. 
iv. Thomasikk. 
2. y. Bighard, b. within a few years of 1487. 

Ti. EUZARBTH. 

vU. Anna, m. Tristram Hsnqsoot of Bxeter; had issue. 

2. Bighard Pomerot (7%omaf), bom within a few years of 1487 and 
named in the Visitation of 1564, married, probably about 1520, 
Eleanor Coksr, daughter of John of co. Dorset. 
Children: 

8. i. Henry, b. probably abt. 1620.- • 

11. John, named in the Visitation of 1664. 

8. Henrt Pomerot {Richard^ I%omai)y bom probably about 1520 
and named in the Visitation of 1564, was of Totnes, co. Devon, and 
died before June 1559, when administration on his estate was 
surreptitiously obtained by a Richard Pomeroy, as is learned from 
a later administration granted 5 July 1575 to Richard Pomeroy, 
the son of Henry, doubtless when this soa came of age. ( Vide 
iuprc^ p. 48.) 

Henry Pomeroy married, about 1550, Agnes or Anne Huck- 
MORE, daughter and heiress of William; she married secondly,! 
about 1561, as his second wife, Edward Harris of Comworthy, co. 
Devon, who was buried there 10 Apr. 1592 ; she was buried there 
26 Nov. 1602, being the testatrix of 1 Dec. 1601, whose will has 
been given above. 

ChDdren of Henry and Agnes (Huckmore) Pomeroy, of Totnes, 
CO. Devon: 

1. SuzABBTH (perhaps) , b. abt. 1552 ; bur. at Comworthy 18 Apr. 1684 ; 
m. abt. 1572 Sir Thomas Harris, Ent., of Comworthy, sergeant- 
at-law, probably her stepbrother, b. abt. 1547, eldest s. of Edward 
of Comworthy by his first wife, Vowell.J Bii Thomas 

•Probablj about 20 Sept. 1478, when land was conTeyed bj deed to Thomas Pome- 
rej and bis wife from the latter's father. (Yiyian's Visitations of the County of 
Deron, p. 607.) 

fViTian, in his Visitations of the County of Devon, p. 607t erroneously states that 
•he married Jlrst Edward Harris and tectrndly Henrv Pomeroy. For her children by 
her second husband, Edward Harris, vide infra, p. 64. 

X Edward Harris evidentlT had also by his first wife, Vowell, a son, John, who 

Is named in 1688, with his three sons, Tnomas, Edward, and John, in the will of his 
half-bxother, Arthor Harris. 



54 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

Harris was bur. at Comworthy 25 May 1610. On the Harris tomb 
in Comworthy church is an iniscription to Sir Thomas Harris and 
Lady Elizabeth his wife and to their children, in which the date 
of Sir Thomas's death is given as 17 May 1610; and on an es- 
catcheon appear the Harris arms qoartering those of Pomeroy 
with Kelloway, thus indicating the line of descent of Lady 
Elizabeth. Children, bapt. at Comworthy: 1. Annty bapt. 28 
Aug. 1574; m. Sir Thomas Southwell, Knt., of Suffolk.* 2. Sir 
Edward, justice of Munster, Ire., bapt. 18 Dec. 1575 ; m. Elizabeth 
Vowell, and had issue: Thomas, bapt. 18 June 1598, named in 
1638 in the will of his great-uncle, Arthur Harris ; Arthur, bur. 
28 Aug. 1680; Elizabeth, bapt. 15 Apr. 1604; Edmund, named In 
1688 in the will of Arthur Harris. 8. Honor ^ bapt. 6 Oct. 1578; 
m. Sir Hugh Harris, a knight of Scotland. f 4. Christopher^ slain 
in the wars in Flanders. { 

11. BiCHARD FoMBROT, of Comworthy, b. abt. 1554; bur. at Com- 
worthy 15 June 1621; m. AucB , who survived him. On 

coming of age he obtained administration on his father's estate, 
5 July 1575, as stated above. He and his wife Alice are named in 
1601 in the will of his mother, Agnes (Huckmore) (Pomeroy) 
Harris of Comworthy, who gave to him her lands in Totnes. In 
his own will, dated 11 May 1621, he neither names nor refers to 
any children ; but he gives to three children of Robert Tuckerman 
(husband of Agnes Fortescue, a niece of the testator) a lamb 
ea<^, and leaves all the residue of his estate to his wife. The will 
of his widow, Alice, dated 21 Apr. 1628, neither names nor refers 
to any children. It is, therefore, perfectly evident that this 
Bicfiard Pomeroy left no issue. 

ill. Thomas Pombbot, b. abt. 1557, is named in 1601 in the will of his 
mother and also in 1688 in the will of his half-brother, Arthur 
Harris. The name of his wife Is unknown. Ctdld: 1. Henry ^ 
b. probably abt. 1580; named in the wills of his grandmother, 
Agnes (Huckmore) (Pomeroy) Harris, in 1601 and of his half- 
uncle, Arthur Harris, in 1688; had at least one child, Thomas, 
who also is named in the will of Arthur Harris in 1638. 

Edwabd Harris of Comworthy bad by his second wife, Agnes (Huck- 
more) Pomeroy, widow of Henry, the following children : 

1. William, bapt. 1 Apr. 1562; bur. 29 [«ic] Feb. 1594/5. 

ii. GiLBs, named in his mother's will in 1601 ; d. unm. ; bur. 15 Jan. 
1607/8. Administration on his estate was granted 28 Mar. 1608/9 
to his brother, Arthur Harris. 

ill. Susan, bapt. 20 Jan. 1565/6 ; m. 5 June 1586 Hbnry Fobtescuk. 
Children: 1. Agnes, bapt. 14 July 1588; m. (1) 2 Dec. 1615 

Bobert Tuckerman of Comworthy; m. (2) Weymouth, 

being called Agnes Weymouth in 1638 in the will of her uncle, 
Arthur Harris; children by first husband: Frances, Violet, and 
Susan, all named in 1621 in the will of their great-uncle, Bicliard 
Pomeroy. 2. John^ bur. 4 June 1592. 8. Bridget, bapt. 21 Jan. 

1592/3 ; m. Francis, beine called Bridget Francis in 1688 

in the will of her unde, Arthur Harris. 4. Arthur, bapt. 28 Feb. 
1595/6 ; named, with issue, in 1638 in the will of his uncle, Arthur 
Harris. 5. Philip, bur. 22 June 1599. 6. Edward, bapt. 26 Sept. 
1602 ; named in 1638 in the will of his uncle, Arthur Harris. 

iv. Arthur, of Churston, co. Devon, the testator of 1638, b. abt. 1568 ; 
m. twice ; d. «. p. He entered the Harris pedigree In the Visits 
tion of Devon in 1620. His will seems to indicate that he Intended 

* The words " of Suffolk " are obtained fVom the inacription on the Harris tomb at 
Comworthy. 

t This marriage record is taken from the inscription on the Harris tomb at Com- 
worthy. 

t This record is taken from the Harris tomb at Comworthy, where Christopher la 

lied the youngest son. 



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to leave legacies to all of his near kindred, Inclnding grand- 
nephews and grand-nieces; and therefore the fact that no de- 
scendants of his half-brother, Richard Fomeroy, are mentioned 
in this will affords farther evidence that there were no sach 
descendants. 

The foregoing records prove beyond question that Richard Pomeroy, 
bom probably about 1554, son of Henry and Agnes (Huckmore) Pomeroy, 
^ed at Comwortby, co. Devon, in June 1621, leaving no issue. Never- 
theless, I am informed that the History and Genealogy of the Pomeroy 
Family, 1912, p. 67, represents this Richard Pomeroy as identical with a 
Richard Pomeroy who was the father of Eltweed Pomeroy, the emigrant 
to New England, baptized 4 July 1585 at Beaminster, co. Dorset, a parish 
which is over seventy miles northeast from Corn worthy. As the foregoing 
records prove that these two Richard Pomeroys were not identical, the 
pedigree given in the History and Grenealogy of the Pomeroy Family 
breaks down, and at present nothing is known of the ancestry of Richard 
Pomeroy of Beaminster, the father of Eltweed. The descent of Eltweed 
Pomeroy from the armorial family of Pomeroy of Berry-Pomeroy is, 
therefore, entirely conjectural, and according to heraldic usage the de- 
scendants of Eltweed Pomeroy have no right to bear the Pomeroy arms 
until the descent from the armorial family has been established. 

Considerable work has been done in an effort to find the true ancestry 
of Richard Pomeroy of Beaminster, co. Dorset, the father of Eltweed 
Pomeroy. Eighty Pomeroy estates previous to 1650 are referred to in 
the calendars of the various probate courts at Exeter, co. Devon, but the 
documents pertaining to thirty-four of these estates are missing ; abstracts 
have been made of the papers relating to the remaining forty-six estates. 
The general probate records for co. Dorset, now preserved at Blandford, 
do not begin until about 1660. Wills of many testators, belonging to 
various families of Beaminster, Netherbury, Symondsbury, and other 
neighboring parishes, in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury and in the 
Peculiar Court of the Dean of Sarum, have been read. Some work also 
has been done in searching the registers of parishes around Beaminster. 
No definite results have been obtained ; but the region aroimd Beaminster 
teems with yeoman families named Pomeroy, and at least two Richards 
have been found, either one of whom maypom% have been identical 
with Richard the father of Eltweed. — E. F.] 

[Immediately preceding p. 109 in the History and Genealogy of the 
Pomeroy Family is a facsmiile of a manuscript pedigree which is certified 
to be '* a true reading of the words shown in the photograph of Harleian 
MS 2 ilia submitted to me thb day."* A comparison of this facsimile 
in the History and Genealogy of the Pomeroy Family with the photo- 
graphic reproduction of fo. 109 dorso of Harleian MS. 1091 (which faces 
p. 47 above) shows that in preparing the pedigree for the Hbtory and 
Gknealogy of the Pomeroy Family a photograph of fo. 109 dorso of 
Harleian MS. 1091 was taken, that certain changes and additions were 
then made at the beginning of the pedigree, and tli^t at the bottom of the 
pedigree the family of ^chard of Beaminster was added from records 
derived from the transcripts of the Beaminster registers, Richard of Bea- 

^In this eertifioation the nomber 21893 hat been crotted oat. The meaning of this 
number is not clear. In the British Moseom only the so-called ** Additions MSS." 
have sach high nambers, and Additional MS. 21893 is a tract by Bev. Hagh Jones of 
Virginia. 



56 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

minster being regarded as identical with Richard the son of Henry and 
Agnes or Anne (Hnckmore) Pomeroy. Then apparently the whole com- 
posite pedigree, including these changes and additions, was photographed, 
and was certifi^ as has been stated above, and it is evidently a facsimile of 
this later photograph which is given in the History and Genealogy of the 
Pomeroy Family. Obvionsly such a pedigree has no value as evidence 
of the ancestry of Richard Pomeroy of Beiuninster, the father of the emi- 
grant Eltweed, since it is merely a present-day compilation of material 
derived from various sources. 

The records c^iven by Miss French in this article destroy the particular 
heraldic line of ancestry that has been claimed for Fltweed Pomeroy. 
Whether or not he was in any other way a descendant of the Norman 
armorial family of Pomeroy of Berry-Pomeroy can with our present 
knowledge neither be affirmed nor denied. In America a general miscon- 
ception exists that all persons bearing the same place-surname, such as 
Pomeroy, Skipwith, Berkeley, and the like, are descendants of the Nor- 
man lords of that place in Fngland. In reali^, however, throughout 
England, at the time (about 1300) when the common people be^ui to 
assume hereditary surnames, many peasants of Anglo-Saxon or British 
origin and without surnames, whose ancestors were serfs of these Norman 
landlords, on removing from their native places took the names of these 
places as family names, and became the progenitors of yeoman families 
which bore surnames derived from place-names but were not descended 
from the Norman lords of those places. Fltweed Pomeroy may have been 
descended in some junior line from the Norman armorial family of Pome- 
roy of Berry-Pomeroy, but on the other hand he may not have been of 
their blood at all. — J. Gabdnbr Babtlett.] 

Babbaoe 
The Will of Altes Bavbich of Abbots Carkwell [co. Devon], 6 Jan- 
uary 1604/5. To the poor of Abbotts Carkwell. To Richard Bavbich a 
''daye lam," to Mychaell Bavbich a ''daye lam," to James Bavbich 12d., 
to Roger Bavbich 12d., all these being sons of James Bavbich. To Isable 
Cadner 6d. To Anne Cadner 6d. To Alleyn Cossell 12d. To Marren 
Marten 12d. To children of John Baker 6d. All residue to George 
Heayes, executor. Witnesses : Mychaell Bickeford and Maron Marten. 
Proved 11 July 1606. Inventory, taken by Richard Cadner and Mychoell 
Bickeford 25 June 1606, and exhibited 1 July 1606, £22. 12. 6. (Arch- 
deaconry of Totnes, Deanery of Ipplepen, 1606, original wilL) 

The Will of Rooer Babbaoe of Totnes, co. Devon, yeoman, 1 Janu- 
ary 1703/4. To my son Richard £1. Is. Od. To my son John £5. To 
my two grandsons £1. Is. Od. each. To my granddaughter 10s. 6d. Re- 
siduary legatee and executrix, my wife. Witnesses : William White, Mar- 
tha White, Elizabeth White and John Furneaux. Proved 14 February 
1703/4 by Juliana Babbage, relict and executrix named. (Archdeaconry 
of Totnes, Deanery of Totnes, 1703, filed will.) 

The Will of Julian Babadoe of Totnes, co. Devon, widow, 12 Decem- 
ber 1704. To son Richard Babadge £1. Is. Od. To grandson Richard 
Babadge £1. Is. Od. To granddaughter Elizabeth Babadge £1. Is. Od. To 
grandson John Babadge £1. Is. Od. To granddaughter AnnQ Babadge £1. 
Is. Od. Residuary legatee and executor, my son John Babadge. Wit- 



1914] Genealogical Research in England 57 

neeses : William White, Elizabeth Galpine, and Eebekah Bowden. Proved 
16 January 1704/5 at Totnes by the executor. (Archdeaconry of Totnes, 
Deanery of Totnes, 1704, filed will.) 

Babbagb Entkies in the Parish Reoistebs of Totnes, 
CO. Devon, 1566-1662 

1596 Thomas Babbedge and Beaten Davyes married 4 July. 

1597 Robert son of George Babedge baptized 1 1 June. 

1599 Susan daughter of George Babbishe baptized 10 July. 

1600 William Babbeche and Ellenor Ashellye married 17 November. 
1602 Susan daughter of Thomas Babbedge buried 6 September. 

1 602 John son of Thomas Babbedge christened 29 September. 
1604 Anis daughter of Thomas Babbishe buried 30 August. 

1604 Marye daughter of William Babbishe baptized 16 November. 

1605 Christopher son of Thomas Babbishe buried 31 August. 
1605 Annis daughter of Thomas Babbish baptized 4 October. 

1609 Thomas Babadge buried 26 December. 

1610 John Brocke and Beaten Babbedge widow married 24 March 

[1610/11]. 
1621 Hester Greene and Roger Babbidge married 1 October. 
1621 Joane daughter of Roger Babbidge baptized 19 December. 
1624 Richard son of Roger Babbedg baptized 26 September. 
1627 Roger son of Roger Babbage baptized 21 October. 

1629 John son of Roger Babbedge baptized 14 January [1629/30J. 

1630 John son of Robert [sic] Babbedge buried 8 May. 

1631 "April. The 17th was Christned Christopher the Sonn of Roger 

Babbidge." 

1634 John son of Roger Babidge baptized 22 June. 

1635 John Babbedg buried 6 January [1635/6]. 

1636 Herster daughter of Roger Babage baptized 22 January [1636/7]. 

1637 Easter daughter of Roger Babidg buried 4 March [1637/8]. 
1640 Thomas Every and Jonne Babbidge married 20 June. 

1654 Robert Babbidge of Bridgtowne and Danes Came, widow, of thb 

town published 11 June [and two succeeding Sundays]. 

1655 "Christopher Babbidg son of Roger Babbi^ of this towne and 

Agnes Triggs of the same " published 1 6 December [and two 
succeeding Sundays]. 

1655 "Christopher Babbidge [married] to Agnes Trigg both of this 

Towne "31 December. 

1656 Esther daughter of Christopher Babbidge bom 22 October. 

1659 Roger Babbidg of this town and Julian Mirch, widow, of the same 

published 11 February [and two succeeding Sundays] [1659/60]. 

1660 Richard son of Roger Babbidge Jun. bom 28 January [1660/1]. 

1661 Naomi daughter of Christopher Babbidg bom 2 October. 

1662 Hester daughter of Roger Babbige bom 19 September. 

[From the foregoing data and from New England records the following 
Babbage pedigree has been compiled : 

1. RooEB Babbaob is first mentioned, so far as is known, at Totnes, 
oa Devon, on 1 Oct 1621, when he married Hesteb Gbeene.* His 
ancestry is uncertain. The Totnes registers are continuous and in good 
condition from .1556, and his baptism does not appear therein. It is pos- 

*For Greene eniriet pid€ Mi/ra, pp. 60-61. 



58 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

sible that in the record of the baptism of a son of George, 11 Jane 1597, 
the name " Robert " should be '' Roger," especially since in an entry in 
1630 *' Robert " seems to be an error for " Roger." It is possible also 
that Roger Babbage was a son of the Thomas Babbedge who married 
Beaten Davyes in 1596, his first child recorded in Totnes being baptized 
six years later in 1602, and one of his sons being christened Christopher, 
a name given also to one of Roger's children. It is possible also that 
Roger Babbage of Totnes was the Roger mentioned in 1604 in the will of 
Alice Babbage of Abbots Eerswell, a parish about six miles from Totnes. 
The lack of wills makes a settlement of this question difficult. It is not 
known when Roger Babbage died ; but his son Roger is called '' Jun." 
28 Jan. 1660/1. 

Children, baptized at Totnes : 

i. JoANB, bapt. 19 Dec. 1621; m. at Totnes, 80 Jane 1640, Thomas 
Every or Avkry. 

11. Richard, bapt. 26 Sept. 1624. 

m. BooER, the testator of 1703/4, bapt. 21 Oct. 1627; banns for bis 
marriage to Julian BIirch, widow, the testatrix of 1704, were 
published in Totnes church, 11 Feb., 18 Feb., and 85 Feb. 1659/60, 
but the marriage took place elsewhere. Children : Bichard, Hu- 
ter, and John. 

It. John, bapt. 14 Jan. 1629/30; bur. at Totnes 8 May 1630. 
8. v. Christopher, bapt. 17 Apr. 1631. 

yi. John, bapt. 22 June 1634. 

▼U. Hester, bapt. 22 Jan. 1636/7 ; bur. at Totnes 4 Bfar. 1637/8. 

2. Cbristopheb Babbage (Roger) of Totnes, co. Devon, and of Salem, 
Mass., baptized at Totnes 17 Apr. 1631, married there, 31 Dec. 
1655, AoNBS Tbigg or Triggs, daughter of John Trigg, Tricks, 
or Trix, of Totnes.* About 1662 he emigrated to Salens Mass., 
sailing horn Dartmouth in the ship Nathaniel, John Adams, master, 
as the following deposition of Nicholas Bartlet and Damaris Phip- 
peny states : '* 2 September 1706, Nicholas BarUet aged eighty six 
years and Damaris Phippeny aged fifty nine years depose that forty- 
four years ago they came to New England in the ship Nathaniel of 
Dartmouth, John Adams master, ana with them came Christopher 
Babbidge of Tatness, son of Ro^er and Hester Babbage ; that the 
said Christopher had three brothers named Richard, Roger, and 
John, and a sister Jone; that he served his time with George 
Markes, taUor, of Tatness, that he married Agnes Triggs of Totness, 
and that deponents were his next neighbors there." (Notarial 
Records, Salem, Mass., vol. 1, p. 61.) There were numerous Bart- 
letts in Totnes, but no Nicholas Bartlett appears in the registers. 
Nor did I find about 1 647 any child of any family who was christened 
*' Damaris." I strongly suspect that the deponent Damaris Phip- 
peny, then wife of Joseph Phippeny and formerly wife of Thomas 
Searle, was Damaris Bartlett, and a daughter of Nicholas Bartlett. 
Agnes (Triggs) Babbage died at Salem 17 Nov. 1667; and Chris- 
topher Babbage married secondly, 5 Oct 1674, Mbs. Hannah 
(Jkwett) Cableton, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Mallinson), 
and widow of John of Haverhill. Christopher Babbo^et was living 
as late as 1711. 

• For the Triffgs family vide tnfra, pp. 69-60. 

t Charles Babbage, the eminent mathematician, bom in or near Totnes 36 Dec. 
1792. son of Benjamin Babbage, was doubtless of the same family as Christopher 



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Children by first wife : 

1. EsTHEB, b. at Totnes 22 Oct. 1656. 

ii. Naomi, b. at Totnes 2 Oct. 1661. 

iU. Ruth, b. at Salem 21 Mar. 1668/4. 

It. John, b. at Salem 16 Apr. 1666. 

Children by second wife, bom at Salem : 

T. Haxnah, b. 16 July 1676. 

Ti. Mart, b. 1 Mar. 1676/7. 

Til. Chbistopheb, b. 11 Nov. 1678. 

Tiii. Richard, b. 1 Oct. 1680 ; d. yoong. 

iz. Richard, b. 14 July 1682. 

z. Nbhrboah, b. 26 Mar. 1684. 

—E. P.] 

Trioos 
Administration on the goods of Gabribll Trioos of Totnes was 
granted 13 May 1630 to Elizabeth Triggs, of Totnes, widow, the relict^ 
who with John Triggs of Totnes, cordiner, was bound in £30. Inventory, 
taken 20 April 1630 by Amolde Gouldin and William. Squire, £18. 8s. 6d. 
(Archdeaconry of Totnes, Deanery of Totnes, 1630, original administra- 
tion.) 

Trioos Entries in the Parish Reoisters of Totnes, co. Devon, 

1556-1662 
1588 William Wynssware and Christian Tryx married 9 February 

[1588/91 
1590 M1U7 daughter of Gabrell Trixe buried in the plague 25 January 

[1590/11 
1594 Jhon son of Gabriell Trice baptized 8 September. 
1596 GabrieU son of Gabriell Trix baptized 1 March [1596/7]. 
1599 Jane daughter of Gabryell Tricks baptized 29 January [1599/1600]. 
1602 Richard son of Gabriell Trigs baptized 4 June. 
1605 EzziU daughter of Gabriell Trixe baptized 8 January [1605/6]. 
1608 Edward son of Gabriell Tricks baptized 10 July. 
1610 Also daughter of Gabyll Trix baptized 2 September. 
1612 Thomas son of Gabrell Trix buried 13 April. 
1612 Jone daughter of Gabrell Trickes baptized 29 November. 
1617 Edward son of Gabriell Trixe buried 19 October. • 

1626 Gabrell Triges and An Hunte married 3 September. 

1628 '^Maie Seuentinth was Christened Agnes the daughter of John 

Triggs." 

1629 GabrylT Trigges the elder buried 21 March [1629/30]. 

1630 Grace daughter of Grabry Trigges of Bridgetowne baptized 14 July. 

1631 Nicholas son of John Tnggs baptized 1 January [1631/2]. 

1632 Christopher Quash and Vroth Triggs married 26 December. 

1633 Thomas Triggs and Frideswyde Wise married 15 July. 

1 633 Nicholas son of John Trigges buried 15 August. 

1634 John son of John Trickes baptized 6 July. 
1637 John Tricges buried 6 June. 

1641 Gabriell son of Gabriell Triggs baptized 4 October. 

1641 Gabriell son of Gabriell Triggs buried 3 December. 

1642 Gabriell Triggs buried 13 May. 

1645 Elizabeth Triggs buried 19 March [1645/61 

1648 Thomas Soper and Elizabeth Triges married 28 October. 




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1648 Elizabeth Triges widow buried 14 February [1648/9]. 

1650 Mable Triggs widow buried 9 February [1660/1]. 

1655 *' ChriBtopher Babbidg son of Roger Babbidg of this towne and 
Agnes Triggs of the same" published 16 December [and two 
succeeding Sundays]. 

1655 ^'Christopher Babbidge [married] to Agnes Trigg both of this 
Towne" 81 December. 

1655 John Hawood and Mary Trigg both of this town married 11 Feb- 
ruary [1655/6]. 

1659 Thomas Triggs of Totnes and Christian daughter of Christian Phil- 
lips of Totnes published 2 July [and two succeeding Sundays]. 

1659 Thomas Triggs and Christian Phillips married 1 November. 

1660 Christian daughter of Thomas Triggs bom 20 May. 

1661 Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Trigs bom 13 January [1661/2]. 

1662 Thomas Trigs of this town and Sar^ Shillaber of the same published 

18 October [and two succeeding Sundays]. 
1662 Thomas Trigs and Sarah Shillaber marri^ 9 November. 

[From the foregoing records the following Triggs pedigree has been 
compiled : 

1. Gabbiell Tbix, Tbicks, or Trioos, of Totnes, married Eliza- 
beth , who survived him and administered his estate. He was 

buried. at Totnes 21 Mar. 1629/30, and it was probably his widow who 
was buried at Totnes 14 Feb. 1648/9. 

Children, all except the first two recorded as baptized at Totnes : 

i. Mart, bur. at Totnes 25 Jan. 1590/1, having d. in the plague which 

raged in Totnes for over a year. 
11. Thomas, bur. at Totnes 18 Apr. 1612. 
S. Ui. John, bapt. 8 Sept. 1594. 

. iv. Oabrebll, bapt. 1 Mar. 1596/7 ; bur. at Totnes 18 May 1642 ; m. aft 
Totnes, 8 Sept. 1626, Ann Hunt. He lived at Bridgetown, across 
the river from Totnes. Children : Qrace^ Gabriell^ and probably 
others. 
V. Jane, bapt. 29 Jan. 1599/1600. 
vl. BicHARD,* bapt. 4 June 1602. 
vii. Bzzrrr, bapt. 8 Jan. 1605/6. 

vlli. Bdward, bapt. 10 July 1608 ; bur. at Totnes 19 Oct. 1617. 
iz. Ai^B, bapt. 2 Sept. 1610. 
z. JoNE, bapt. 29 Nov. 1612. 

2. John Trioos of Totnes, baptized there 3 Sept 1594, was buried 
there 6 June 1637. The name of his wife is not known. 

ChOdren, baptized at Totnes : 
I. Aqnbs, bapt. 17 May 1628 ; m. at Totnes, 81 Dec. 1655, Christopbsb 

BABBAOB.f 

it. Nicholas, bapt. 1 Jan. 1631/2 ; bur. at Totnes 15 Aug. 1688. 
iU. John, bapt. 6 July 1684. 

— E. F.] 

Gbbenb Entbibs in the Pabish Bboistbbs op Totnbs, 
CO. Dbvon, 1556-1621 
1600 Roger Greene and Elizabeth Blackaller married 12 May. 
1603 William son of Roger Grene baptized 19 November. 

*A Biohard Trifffs came to New Bngland in the Ckampum in 1689» with Pet«r 
Fitchew [Fits Hogh?] (Bsoif Tsa, vol. 8, p. 66), bat nothing farther it known of hioi. 
—J. GARDicBa Bakixbtt. 

t Vid0 tufrat pp. 68-60. 



1914] Qenealogical Research in England 61 

1608 Anne daughter of Roger Greene baptized 19 Jane. 

1613 Rebeckae daughter of Roger Grene baptized 9 May. 
1618 Marye daughter of Edward Grene baptized 12 September. 

1614 Mary daughter of Roger Greene baptized 5 February [1614/16]. 
1616 Edward son of Edward Grene baptized 27 July. 

1616 Edward eon of Edward Greene buried 80 November. 
1621 Hester Greene and Roger Babbidge married 1 October.* 

Branch 
From the Transcripts of the Parish Registers of Rolybn- 
DEN, CO. Kent, 1560-1612 
1585 Symon Branche and Alys Stookes mayden married 6 June. 
1585 Edward son of Simon Braunche baptized 13 March [1585/6]. 
1587 Susanna daughter of Simon Braunche baptized 12 May. 
1592 Elizabeth daughter of Symon Branche baptized 17 September. 
1596 Peter son of Simon Branch baptized 27 February [1596/7], 

[These items supplement those given in Register, vol. 65, p. 286, re- 
^irding the ancestry of Peter Branch, who died on the voyage to New 
England in the ship CasiU in 1638. — E. F.] 

Cade or Cadt 
The Will of Phillippe Cade, daughter of Christopher Cade deceased, 
of Northam, co. Devon, spinster, 28 December 1624. To the inhabitants 
of Northam 40s., to be employed f6r the use of the poor of Northam for- 
ever. Toward liie reparation of the church of Northam 10s. To my 
sister Thomzen Rowe half my clothes and £7. 10s. To my brother John 
Cade 20s. To my brothers William and James Cade £7. 10s. each. All 
residue of my goods I give to my mother Mary Hoop' and make her ex- 
ecutrix, being of that portion of £50 willed me by my father Christopher 
Cade in his last will. The residue which he willed me conditionally^ 
being £40, to be equally divided between my brothers and sisters, as my 
£8kther's will it was it should be. Overseers : my grandfather James Cade 
and John Vemam. Witnesses: William Leigh and John Vemam. 
Proved 22 April 1625. Inventory, taken 19 April 1625 by Pathericke 
Coles and Edmond Shemne, £96. 10s. (Archdeaconry of Barum, 1625, 
original will.) 

[The will of Christopher Cade is not now extant, nor have any wills 
bearing on his ancestry been found. Northam is a delightful village by 
the sea, and is of great interest to lovers of Charles Eingsley as the home 
of Sir Amyas Leigh, the hero of Westward Ho ! — E. F.J 

[The will given above is that of a sister of James Cade, of Hingham, 
Mass., in 1635, who was a son of Christopher Cade and a grandson of 
James Cade of Northam, co. Devon. See Descendants of Nidiolas Cady, 
pp. 11-12, for further information. — J. Gardner Bartlett.] 

HOLLARD ALIAS SiLKB 

From the Parish Registers of Netherburt, co. Dorset, 1592-1672 
1611 Thomas son of Hugh Hollard baptized 9 February [1611/12]. 
1614 << April lO^" Angelus filius Hugonis Silkie" bapUzed: 

* Vid4 stgtrOf pp. 67-09. 



62 G^enealogical Research in Ungland [Jan. 

1618 Joan daughter of Hugh Hollierd baptized 8 February [1618/191. 

1620 Hugh son of Hugh HoUord baptized 17 April. 

1624 Elizabeth daughter of Hugh HoUard baptized 10 October. 

1626 Barbara daughter of Hugh Hollard baptized 23 March [1626/7]. 

1627 Barbara daughter of Hugh Holland buried 1 April. 
1627 Helen daughter of Hugh HoUard baptized 23 November. 
1649 Joan daughter of Thomas Hollerd baptized 18 September. 
1651 Deanes daughter of Thomas Hollard baptized 23 June. 

1655 Hugh Hollard buried 26 August 

1656 Thomas son of Thomas Hollard baptized 17 January [1656/7]. 

1657 Thomas son of Thomas Hollard buried 7 April. 
1662 Deanes Hollard widow buried 29 April. 

1664 Hugh son of Thomas Silke als Hollard baptized 30 November. 
1668 Richard son of Thomas Silke baptized 13 December. 
1671 John son of Thomas HoUord baptized 10 July. 
1671 John son of Thomas Hollord buried 10 July. 

[These records supplement those given in Beoisteb, vol. 64, pp. 346-> 
347, on the ancestry of Angel Holliu^ the baptism in 1614 being that of 
the emigrant, and the burials in 1655 and 1662 being those of his father 
and mother. See also Beoisteb, vol. 63, pp. 381-883.— £. F.] 

Norman 
The Will of Hugh Norman of Orcharde, co. Somerset, you[man], 
1 August 1623. To be buried at Orcharde. To my daughters PhiUis 
and Ann £50 each, to be paid out of the debts due me. To my sons 
Hugh Norman and William Norman £20 each at the age of one and twen- 
ty years. To my son WUliam, after the death of Agnes my wife, my house 
with appurtenances in Taunton, going into the churchyard of St. Mary 
Magdalene. To my son Hughe Norman, ** which is in my house at Or- 
charde," a table board, a form, and a cupboard in the hall, one form and a 
board in the kitchen, and a bedstead and featherbed furnished, after the 
death of his mother. If my debts be not all recovered, each legatee to 
bear a proportionate part of the loss. Executrix and residuary legatee : 
wife Agnes. Overseers : my cousin Henry Woolcott and my cousin Elich- 
ard Sweetinge. If my wife marry before my children be of age, she shall 
pay their portions to my overseers. [S^ed] signu' Hugh norman. Wit- 
nesses: Richard Sweettinge, Henry Woolcott, and Edward Woollcott 
Proved at Taunton 19 September 1623 by the executrix. Inventory, 
£101. Is. 8d. Bondsmen: Henry Woolcott of Tolland, co. Somerset, 
yeoman, and Richard Sweedng of Taunton Magdalen, yeoman, in £600. 
(Archdeaconry of Taunton, original will, 1623, No. 23.) 

From the Parish Registers of Orchard Portman, co. Somerset 
1596 Hugh Norman and Agnis Woolcott married 26 July. 
1623 John Phillips and Phillip Norman married 6 October. 

[Hugh Norman of Plymouth in New England married 8 Oct 1639 
Mary White. He moved to Yarmouth before 1643. His daughter Eliza- 
beUi, aged 6, was drowned 28 May 1648. He had other children also, as 
Thomas Allyn and Thomas Richards testified, 26 Mar. 1654, that he had 
returned to his English home at Orchard, near Taunton, abandoning his 
family in New En^amd. (Plymouth Ck>lony Deeds, vol. 2, pp. 104-105.) 



1914] Geneahgical Research in England 63 

The connection of the Norman and Woolcott families is interesting. Pos- 
ubly the emigrant's mother, Agnes Wolcott, and Henry Wolcott of 
Tolland, co. Somerset, founder of the American family, were cousins. 
— B. F.] 

Rogers 
Fbom the Parish Registers of Great Wigborough, co. Essex 
1617 John Rogers minister and Dorothy Wiseman widow married 23 
April. 
[I think that the date and place of the marriage of the father of Rev. 
Nathaniel Rogers to his second wife have not hiuierto heen made public. 
— E. F.J 

Whitcomb 
From the Registers of St. Mart's Parish, Taunton, co. Somerset 
1623 John Whetcomb and Frances Coggan married 26 November. 

From the Registers of St. James's Parish, Taunton, co. Somerset 

BaptiiVMy 162&-1637* 
1626 John son of John Whetcombe 6 August 

1628 Jonathan son of John Whetcombe 14 September. 

1629 Robert son of John Whitcombe 20 December. 

1634 Joane daughter of John and Frances Whetcomb 18 May. 

[There are no Whitcomb wills in the probate registry at Taunton, co. 
Somerset, and of the Coggan wills there none throws light on the ancestry 
of Frances Coggan. She may have been a daughter of Henry Coggan of 
Taunton, whose will, now unfortunately missing, was proved in the Taunton 
r^try in 1612.— E. F.] 

[John Whitcomb was an early settler of Dorchester, Mass., where he 
was a proprietor as early as 1636. About 1640 he removed to Scituate, 
and was admitted freeman of Plymouth Colony 3 June 1652. T^o years 
later he removed to Lancaster, Mass., where he died 24 Sept. 1662, leaving 
a widow Frances, who died 17 May 1671. He left no will ; and on 7 Oct. 
1662 his widow Frances and '' soe many of the children of the deceased as 
therin is concerned ** petitioned the court to sanction a division of his es- 
tate upon which they had agreed. The petitioners were Frances Whitcomb, 
the widow, and the following children : John, Jonathan, Job, Josiah, Mary, 
and Abigail Whitcomb ; but the wording of the petition indicates that the 
deceased left other children, who had doubtless received their portions in 
his lifetime. (Middlesex Probate Records, vol. 2, pp. 67-70.) 
Children: 

i. Catherinb, b. abt. 1624 ; m. at Scituate, 25 Dec. 1644, Bodolphus 
Ellmbs, and had issue. She is not named hi the division of her 
father's estate in 1662. 

II. John, bapt. at Taunton, co. Somerset, 6 Aug. 1626. 

III. Jonathan, bapt. at Taunton, co. Somerset, 14 Sept. 1628. 

Iv. BoBKRT, bapt. at Taunton, co. Somerset, 20 Dec. 1629 ; living at 
Scituate in 1670 ; not named in the division of his father's estate 
in 1662. 

V. James, b. probably in 1632 ; d. 28 Nov. 1686 ; was of Boston ; m. abt. 
1661 Rebkcca . Ten children. He Is not named In the di- 
vision of his father's estate In 1662. 

* No book containing baptisms between 1620 and 1626 is to be foand, and there is a 
gqp in the record of baptisms between Oct. 1631 and Mar. 1632/3. 



64 Lincolnshire Origin of Exeter Settlers [Jan. 

vi. JoAMB, bapt. at Taunton, co. SomerMt, 18 May 168i. 

vii. Job, b. probably at Dorchester, Mass., abt. 1686. 

vili. JosiAH, b. at Dorchester in 1638. 

ix. Abigail, b. probably at Scitaate abt. 1642. 

z. Mabt, b. probably at Scitaate abt. 1647. 

— J. Gardxeb Bartlett.] 

[To be oontinued] 



THE LINCOLNSHIKE ORIGIN OF SOME EXETER 
SETTLERS 

By ViOTOR Chaknino Sanbo&n, Esq., of Kenilwortht III. 

Lincoln Minster stands, if not supreme, at least in the front 
rank of English cathedrals. Its archives form a treasure house of 
historical material, as doubtless do those of many another episcopal 
see. But the diocese of Lincoln fortunately has in Canon Foster 
an antiquary whose energy and ability have made this vast store of 
records accessible to the student. The genealogist will inevitably 
compare these Lincoln records with those of many other dioceses, 

Seatly to the disadvantage of the latter. It is earnestly to be 
ped that before it is too late the local authorities of other dioceses 
will cause their archives to be arranged in the same systematic 
manner. 

It is owing to Canon Foster's labors and courtesy that I am able 
to present these notes gleaned in a visit to Lincoln last sununer. 
The transcripts of Lincolnshire parish registers exist from an early 
period. They supplement to a great degree the local regiMers, where 
these have disappeared wholly or partially in the lapse of centuries. 
We searched the transcripts of thirty parishes within a five-mile 
radius of Wheelwright's own parish of Bilsby. The results prove 
the origin of several of our early Exeter and Sbunpton settlers — 
Cram, Dearborn, Babone or Habome, Wight, and Willix, and 
supply new data concerning the Wheelwrights. 

Cram 

The Will of Thomas Crambe of Billsby in the Marsh, 3 April 1638. 
Son Samewell Cramb, his wife, and children. Austin Conper of Billesby, 
his wife, and children. Alice Crambe and her two sons. Gaine Cramb, 
daughter to Richard Cramb. Thomas Masonne of Asswerby in the parish 
of Billsby, his wife, and one son. Son John Crambe. Lidea Crame, 
daughter to Willyam Crame. Cerstine Nweman* of Hannay in the Marsh 
and her six sons. Residue to son Thomas Crambe of Willooghby in the 
Marsh, executor. [Signed] Thomas (T) Crambe, his mark. Witnesses : 
Thorn' Ouerton, Martye Hansume. Proved 30 March 1639. (Consistory 
of Lincoln, 1639, fo. 102.) 

* This wM OhiifltiAn Cram, daiighter of John of Alford, who married (1) ThiMut 
Baithby, (2) Theophilot Dmry, and (8) John Newman. 



1914] Lincolnshire Origin of Exeter Settlers 65 

Cram Entrisb in thb Bishop's Trutsoriptb of LnrooLNSHiBB 
Parish Rsoistbrs 

Alfard 
1565 Gulielmos cram filius Johannis baptizatas 10 Noyember. 
1572 Fraunces Cramme the sonne of Jhon of Well baptized 21 Deoember. 
1582 Christiana Cram fillia Johannis Cram baptized^-Januarj [1582/8]. 

1587 Maria Cram filia Johis Cram baptized 1 6 September. 

1588 Nicolans Cram filias Johis Cram sepultus 14 February [1588/9]. 

1589 Ricardus Cram filius Thomae Cram baptized 19 April. 

1590 Elizabetha Cram filia Johis Cram baptized 1 6 May. 
1592 Elizabetha filia Johis Cram sepulta 24 April. 

1596 Gulielmos Cram et Elizabetha Chapman nupt' 18 November.* 

1597 Johes filius Willi Cram baptized 3 January [1597/8]. 

1600 Will'mus filius Will'mi Cram baptized 6 May. 

1601 Will'mus filius Will'mi Cram sepultus 21 July. 

1602 Elizabetha filia Will'i Cram baptized 6 June. 

1603 Joanna Cram vid' sepulta 16 April. 

Biliby 

1595 Thomas sonne of Thomas Cram baptized 23 November. 

1596 John Crame son of Thomas Crame baptized 29 January [1596/7]. 

1598 Samuel filius Thome Cram baptizatus 9 Martii [1598/9]. 

1602 Jane filia Thome Cram baptizata 24 October. 

1603 William the sonne of William Crame baptized 10 July. 

1604 Thamar the daughter of Thomas Cramb baptized 4 December. 

1605 Anne the daughter of Tho: Cram baptized 8 February [1605/6]. 
1607 Robert the sonne of Willyam Cram baptized 3 May. 

1609 Willyam tiie sonne of Wm. Cram buried 20 May. 

1609 Sara the daughter of WiU'm Cram baptized 17 December. 

1610 Sylvester the sonne of Thomas Cram baptized 16 September. 

1611 Sylvester the sonne of Thomas Cram buried viij June. 

1611 Lidia the daughter of Wm Cram baptized xxiiij February [1611/18]. 

1612 William the sonne of Wm Cram buried ziij September. 

1612 Jane the wife of Thomas Cram buried xvij February [1612/18]. 
1616 Elizabeth the wife of Will'm Cram buried xj June. 

1618 Willyam Cram and Audry White married xiiij April. 

1619 Caleb the sonne of Willyam Cram baptized xxv April. 

1621 Josua the sonne of Willyam Cram baptized xxv December. 

1622 Josua the sonne of William Cram buried xvj August 

1622 Audery the wife of William Cram buried xxv February [1622/3]. 
1624 John Cram and Ester White married 8[?] June. 

1624 William Cram buried 8 February [1624/5]. 

1625 Elizabeth daughter of John Cram baptized 11 March [1625/6]. 

1627 John son of John Crame baptized 15 February [1627/8]. 

1628 Augustine Cooper and Jane Cramme married 27 July. 

1629 Jolm son of John Cram baptized 13 April. 

1631 Thomas son of Cram buried 26 December. 

1632 The daughter of Richard Cramm buried 10 March [1632/3]. 

1633 Thomas Mason of Asserby and Thamar Cram married 10 October. 
1635 Richard sonne to Richard and Alice Cram baptized 26 April. 
1654 Thamar wife of Tho: Mason buried 19 October. 

'This nurrimge hat been printed in Phillimore's Linoolnshire Furiih Begiftert. 



66 Jjtneolnshire Origin ofJSxeter Settlers [Jan. 

Farlsthorpe 
1632 Joseph the Bonne of John Crame and Heaster his wife baptiEed 

5 October. 
1638 John the sonne of John Gramme buried 16 April. 

IhUtoft 
1592 Margarita Cram sepolta 27 December. 

Struhby 
1598 Gregory Gramme and Katheme Dawson married 15 May.* 

TVuithorpe 
1625 Sarah Gramme the daughter of John Gramme baptized 18 April. 
1625 Sarah Gramme the daughter of John Gramme buried 24 October. 

WtUoughbjf 

1620 Will'mus Teisdale et Maria Wheelwright nupt 2 November.* 
1625 Sara Gram filia Thomae bapdzata 2 October. 

1632 Thomas Grambe et Maria Teisdale nupt 3 May.* 

1633 Johes Gram filius Thomae sepultus 29 July. 

1634 Thomas Gram filius Thomae et Mariae ux' baptizatus 22 June. 
1638 Samuell Gram filius Thomae sepultus 16 September. 

1640 Matheus Gram filius Thome et Maria uz' baptizatus 21 September. 

Wtth§rn 
1568 Thomas Gram and Gedly Gram married 20 August* 
1574 Robert Gram and Margaret Maltby married 6 June.* 
1581 Anthony Bland and Gecily Gram married 9 July.* 
1598 Judith Gram the daughter of Gregory baptized 2 July. 
1600 Thomas Grame the sonne of Gregory baptized 26 July. 
1602 Agnes Gram daughter of Gregory baptized 7 March [1602/3]. 

1605 Fraunces Grame the daughter of Gregory baptized 20 October. 

1606 Anne Gramme daughter of George Gramme baptized 2 March 

[1606/7]. 

1607 George Gramme buried 6 March [1607/8]. 
1615 Katheme Gram buried 19 May. 

Several of the American Grams have attained distinction in art, lettersi 
and military affairs. They all descend from John Gram or Gramme, 
who b first found near Boston at Muddy River, where his house-lot waa 
bounded in Jan. 1637/8.t He went to £xeter with Wheelwright, and his 
name is attached to the Gombination of 1639. Later he was of Hampton. 

Family genealogists have identified him with a John Gram, bom at 
Felling in co. Durham in 1607, son of Burchard Gram, who was perhaps 
descended from the Von Gramms, a German baronial family. This theory 
has rested mainly on a lease of certain fish-pools in co. Durham, said to 
have been made in 1 634 by John Gram, who is therein mentioned as *' being 
about to travel to foreign parts," and who was entitled to his share " when 
he shall have returned from over seas." 

As our John Gram was one of a group of Lincolnshire men at Muddy 

* This marriAge hat been printed in Phillimore's Lincolnshire Pssrish Begittera. 

t Second Report of the Boston Record Commissioners, pp. 22-3. The allotmenit 
of Jan. 1637/8 were evidently the final record of the act of a committee appointed al a 
prior meeting, on 14 Dec. 1636. Therefore onr John Cram mar hare reached New 
England in 1636 or earlier. Probably he came over either with William and Aaoe 
Hutchinson in 1634 or with Wheelwright in 1686. 



1914] Lincolnshire Origin ofUxeter Settlers 67 

Rirer and later at Exeter and Hampton, and as the name of Cram is still 
found in Lincolnshire, I questioned Uiis presumed identification. 

First, I found the will (of which an abstract is given above) of Thomas 
Crambe of Bilsby, dated in 1 638 and mentioning a son John. Then the 
Bilsby transcripts showed the baptism of this son John in 1596/7 and his 
marriage in 1624 to Esther White. The Willoughby transcripts disclosed 
a connection between these Crams and the Wheelwrights. Finally, in the 
transcripts of Farlsthorpe, the next parish to Bilsby, I found the baptism 
of '' Joseph the sonne of John Crame and Heaster his wife " in 1632 — the 
very son Joseph who was drowned at Exeter in New England 24 June 
1648. 

Bell quotes from some Exeter record, which I cannot identify, the death 
of this son Joseph, describing him as ''aged 15 years, the son of John and 
lide Cram." On the strength of this Bell and Pope credit our John 
Cram with a first wife, Lydia, besides the wife Hester with whom he lived 
so many years. Luckily the death of this son Joseph is also entered in 
the old Norfolk County records,* and there he is called "Josepth, son 
of John and Hester Cram.'* Thus the alleged Exeter record is proved to 
be a mere scrivener's error, and the identification of our John Cram with 
the John of Bilsby and Farlsthorpe b complete. 

He was undoubtedly the son of Thomas Cram or Crambe of Bilsby, and 
his pedigree may be thus constructed : 

1. John Cram of Well in Alford, bom about 1540. 
Children : 

2. i. Thomas, b. abt. 1568. 

11. WnxiAM, bapt. at Alford 10 Nov. 1565 ; bur. at Bilsby 8 Feb. 1624/5 { 
m. (1) at Alford, 18 Nov. 1596, Euzabbth Chapman, bur. at 
Bilsby II June 1616; m. (2) at Bilsby, 14 Apr. 1618, Audrt 
Whits. Children by first wife : 1. Johun bapt. at Alford 8 Jan. 
1597/8. 2. William, bapt. at Alford 6 May 1600; bur. there 21 
July 1601. 8. Elizabeth^ bapt. at Alford 6 June 1602. 4. William, 
bapt. at Bilsby 10 July 1603; bor. there 20 May 1609. 5. Bohert, 
bapt. at Bilsby 8 May 1607. 6. Sarah, bapt. at Bilsby 17 Dec. 
1609. 7. William, bur. at Bilsby 13 Sept. 1612. 8. Lydia, bapt. 
at Bilsby 24 Feb. 1611/12. Children by second wife: 9. Caleb, 
bapt. at Bilsby 25 Apr 1619. 10. Joshua, bapt. at Bilsby 25 Dec. 
1621 ; bur. there 16 Aug. 1622. 

iii. Fbancis, bapt. at Alford 21 Dec. 1572. 

Iv. Christian, bapt. at Alford Jan. 1582/3 ; in. (1) Thomas Raithbt 
of Belleau (licence 17 June 1613) ; m. (2; at Hannah, 27 Oct. 1681, 
Throphilub Drurt; m. (3) at Hannah, 26 July 1636, John New- 
man.! 

V. Mabt, bapt. at Alford 16 Sept. 1587. 

vl. Nicholas, bur. at Alford 14 Feb. 1588/9. 

viL Euzabbth, bapt. at Alford 16 May 1590 ; bur. there 24 Apr. 1592. 

2. Thomas Cram or Crambb (John) of Alford and Bilsby, tbe testator 
of 1638, bom, probably at Alford, about 1563, died between 3 Apr. 

1638 and 30 Mar. 1639. He married Janb , who was 

buried at BUsby 17 Feb. 1612/13. 

Children, all except the first baptized at Bilsby : 

i. Richard, bapt. at Alford 19 Apr. 1589 ; d. abt. 1686 ; m. Alios , 

and had Issue. 

• E$$sx Aniiouarian, toI. 6, p. 46. 

fGibbons't Lincoln Marriage Licences, p. 28; Lincolnshire Parish Registers, Mar- 
riages, Tol. 7, p. 82. 

TOL. LXYIIL 6 



68 Lincolnshire Origin of Exeter Settlers [Jan. 

11. THOBfAB of Wlllonghby, bapt. 23 Nov. 1596; m. (1) ; m. (2) 

at Willoaghby, 8 May 16^2, Mart (Wheelwright) Tbisdals, 
daa. of Kobert Wheelwright of Claxby and formerly the wife of 
William Telsdale, to whom she was m. at Willoaghby 2 Not. 
1620. Children by first wife: 1. Sarah, bapt. at Wllloughby 
2 Oct. 1626. 2. John, bur. at Wllloughby 29 July 1683. ChU- 
dren by second wife, bapt. at Wllloughby : 8. Thomas, bapt. 22 
June 1684. 4. MaUhew, bapt. 21 Sept. 1640. 
8. 111. John, bapt. 29 Jan. 1696/7. 

It. Samuel, bapt. 9 Mar. 1698/9; bur. at Wllloughby 16 Sept. 1638; 
m. ; lived at Wllloughby. 

V. Jane, bapt. 24 Oct. 1602 ; m. at BUsby, 27 July 1628, Auoustihe 
Cooper. 

tI. Thamar, bapt. 4 Dec. 1604; bur. at Bllsby 19 Oct. 1664; m. there, 
10 Oct. 1683, Thomas Mason of Asserby. 

vll. Anne, bapt. 8 Feb. 1605/6; d. probably unm. 

vUi. Sylvester, bapt. 16 Sept. 1610; bur. 8 Jane 1611. 

8. John Cram (Thomai, John) of Bilsby and Farlsthorpe, baptized at 
Bilsby 29 Jan. 1596/7, married at Bilsby, 8 (?) June 1624, Hester 
or Esther White, and came to New England. He was at Muddy 
River (Brookline) near Boston in 1638, of Exeter in 1639, followed 
Wheelwright to Hampton in 1650, and died at Hampton 5 Mar. 
1681/2. His wife Hester died in 1677. 

Children : 
1. Elizabrth, bapt. at Bilsby 11 Mar. 1626/6. 
U. John, bapt. at Bilsby 16 Feb. 1627/8; d. young, 
ill. John, bapt. at Bllsby 13 Apr. 1629 ; bur. at Farlsthorpe 16 Apr. 1633. 
iv. Joseph, bapt. at Farlsthorpe 6 Oct. 1632; drowned at Exeter In 

New England 24 June 1648. 
V. Benjabhn, b. abt. 1640; m. Argentine Cromlom or Cromwell, 

dau. of Giles of Newbury ; lived at Hampton, 
vl. Thomas, b. abt. 1644 ; m. Elizabeth Weare, dau. of Hon. Nathaniel 

of Hampton ; lived lit Hampton, 
vll. Mary, b. abt. 1646; ra. Abraham Tu.ton of Hampton, 
vill. Ltdia, b. at Exeter 27 July 1648. 

Dearborn 

Abstracts of the four following wills were communicated by me to the 
Register for July 1906 (vol. 60, pp. 309-310), and they are given here 
in briefer form in order to show the connection with parish register entries. 

The Will of Michael Derebarne of Hoggestrope, 24 April 1573. 
Agnes my wife. John my son. Thomas my son, under twenty. Jenet 
my sister, dwelling at Partney. Everyone of my brethem and sistem 
children. John my brother. Wife Anne executrix. Supervisor: John 
Markby. Witnesses: Thomas By gey t. Water £lwarde, John Markby. 
Proved at Lincoln 8 June 1573. (Lincoln Wills, 1574, vol. 1, fo. 288.) 

The Will of Thomas Dearebarne of Spilsby, mercer, 12 December 
•1588. To be buried in the church of Binbrook. To the poor of Spilsby. 
My cozen John Burwell. To the poor of Hoggesthrope. To every one of 
my poor kinsfolke. • Supervisor : Mr. Thomas Atkinson. Residue to 
brother John Dearebarne, executor. Witness : Thomas Atkinson, clarke. 
Proved at Louth 8 April 1589. (Lincoln Wills, 1589, fo. 224.) 

The Will of John Dearbearn of Sibsey, 11 October 1608. My wife. 
My son to be executor. To every one of my cosins children, to wit: 
Thomas Dearbam, William, and Harry. To ten of the poorest house- 
holders in Sibsey. To ten of the poorest householders in Hoggesthrope. 



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Reaidne to son John, executor. Brother John Kettle, supervisor. Wit- 
nesses : John Watson, Nicholas Stocks, Thomas Parker. Proved at Boston 
11 April 1611. (Lincoln Wills, 1611, vol. 1, fo. 179.) 

The Will of Henry Dbabebarns of Hanney, 12 Oct. 1635. To be 
buried in the churchyard of Hanney. Eldest daughter Tomazin Deare- 
bame. Daughter Sand. Son John Dearebarne. Residue to wife Anne, 
sole executrix. Witnesses : Thomas Paine, Theophilus Drury. Proved 
at Louth 23 October 1635. (Lincoln Wills, 1635, vol. 1, fo. 128.) 

Deabbobn Entries in the Bishop's Transcripts op Lincolnshire 

Parish Registers 

Alford 

1579 John Dearebarne and Katherin Mason married 19 July.^ 

BeUeau 

1602 John Dearebarne and Barbara Wilson married 3 June. 

BiUlnf 

1612 Henrie Dearbam and Anne Warden married vij July. 

FarlilJuyrpe 

1620 John Dearebane and Marye Dales married 30 November. 

Hannah 

1595 Henry Dearbame and Frauncis Bame married 14 October.* 

1596 Margaret dowghter of Henry Dearebarne baptized 12 September. 

1597 Alice dowghter of Henry Dearebarne baptized 8 March [1597/8], 

1598 Stephen sonne of Henry Dearebarne buried 4 October. 
1600 Richard sonne of Henry Dearebarne baptized 3 August. 

1602 Richard sonne of Henry Dearebarne buried 7 February [1602/3]. 

1603 Thomazin dowghter of Henry Dearebarne baptized 16 April. 
Henry Dearebarne signs the transcripts of 1602-3 with his mark as 

churchwarden. 
1605 Sarah dowghter of Henry Dearbarne baptized 21 July. 
1611 Frances wief of Henry Dearbame laborer buried 28 February 



[1611/12]. 
lelei 



1613 Helen dowghter of Henry Dearbame laborer baptized 11 September. 

1613 Helen dowghter of Henry Dearbarne laborer buried 8 November. 

1614 William son of Hen : Deerbeme buried 4 November. 

1616 Thomas the sonne and Mabell the daughter of Henry Dearbame 

baptized 4 December. 
Henry Dearebarne signs the transcripts of 1617-18 with his mark 

as churchwarden. 
1 620 Mary daughter of Henry Dearebarne baptized 27 September. 
1624 John sonne of Henry I)earbarne laborer baptized 21 November. 
1626 Thomas sonne of Henry Dearbame husband* buried 18 October. 
1632 Thomas sonne of Grodffrey Dearbame weaver baptized 1 November. 

1632 John Trowt apprentice to Grodffrey Dearbarne weaver buried 21 

December. 

1633 Henry sonne of GrodflErey Dearbame weaver baptized 22 March 

[1633/4 J. 
1635 Henry Dearebarne husbandman buried 16 October. 

• Thif marriage has been printed in Phillimore's Lincolnshire Parish Registers. 



70 Lincolnshire Origin of Exeter Settlers [Jan. 

1635 Tomazin daughter of Henry Dearbame and Francia deceased buried 

2 January [1635/6]. 
1637 John Hastings and Anne Dearebame married 17 August.* 
1640 Sarai daughter of Henry Dearbame and of Francis his wife buried 

16 Aprfl. 

HogHhorpe 
1573 Michael Derbam buried 29 May. 
1583 William son of John Dearebame baptized 13 November. 

1585 Dorcas daughter of John Dearebame baptized 6 November. 

1586 John son of John Dearebame baptized 8 January [1586/7]. 
1588 Katherine wife of John Dearebame buried 26 Febmary [1588/9]. 

LitiU Steeping 
1617 Richard Dearebame and Ellen Lawson married 27 July. 
1617 John Dearebame son of Richard Dearebame baptized 19 October. 
1619 Dorithy Dearebame filia Rich'di Dearebame baptized 7 November. 
1621 Dory thy Dearebame filia Richardi Dearebame [buried ?] 6 April. 
1621 Willia' Dearebame filius Richardi Dearebame baptized 11 November. 

1621 Willim Dearbame fil' Richardi Dearbame buried 4 March [1621/2]. 

1622 Isabell Dearbame fil' Rich*di Dearbame baptized 13 Febmary 

[1622/3]. 

Markby 

1594 William Dearbame and Agnes Hay married 2 May.* 

Willoughhg 

1591 John Dearbame and Johan Harrison married 1 December.* 

1594 Johanne Dearbame buried 1 January [1594/5]. 

1595 Jane Dearbame baptized 10 August. 

1596 Jane Dearbame buried 25 June. 

1597 Gorge Deerbrane baptized 10 March [1597/8]. 
1600 Thomas Dearbam baptized 23 December. 

1603 Godfrey Dearebame the sonne of Will'm Dearbame baptized 24 

September. 
1609 Henry son of William Dearebame baptized 8 October. 
1613 Ane Dearebrane buried 29 August. 
1613 Saraye Dearebrane buried 7 September. 
1624 Georgius Dearebame and Helena Robinson nupt. 24 June.* 
1624 Shefl^eildus Dearbame filius Georgii baptized 16 Febmary [1624/5]. 

1 627 Thomas Dearebame and Susan Greene nupt' 12 August* 

1628 Jane Dearebame ux. Gulielmi sepulta 16 November. 

1630 Lucia Dearebam filia Georgii baptized 18 April. 

1631 William Dearbam buried 5 November. 

1639 Suzanna Dearbam filia Georgii Dearbam and Hellene ux. ejus 
baptized 4 March [1639/40]. 

The Dearboms are a typical American family of the older class. They 
were among the earlier settlers of New Hampshire, and their integrity 
and sterling worth qualified them to conduct with ability the larger affairs 
of their growing nation. The frontier post bearing their name has grown 
into the second largest city of the United States. Their most distinguished 
member was Maj.-Gen. Henry Dearborn. A young doctor in Nottingham 
Square, he raised a company of minutemen in a day after the news of 

« This marriage hat been printed in Phillimore't Lincolnshire Pariah Begistert. 



1914] Lincolnshire Origin of Exeter Settlers 71 

Concord Fight, marched them at doable quick to the front, fooghi at 
Banker Hill, and served with distinction through the RevolnUon. In 
later years he served through the War of 1812, was Jackson's secretary 
of war, and was accredited minister to Portugal. His son, a major-genend 
of miUtia, lived in more peaceful times, organized the Massachusetts 
Horticultural Society, and laid out the beautiful Mount Auburn Cemetery 
at Cambridge. 

The first of this sturdy race to come to New England was Godfrey 
Dearborn, who signed Wheelwright's Combination at Exeter in 1639. 
All the earlier accounts of the family, including the excellent genealogy 
minted in the Beqister, vol. 2, state that Godfrey Dearborn was bom m 
Devonshire in England. Where this persistent misstatement originated I 
do not know. In the Reoister, vol. 60, p. 308, 1 showed that the family 
came probably from Lincolnshire. 

In the transcripts of the parish registers of Hannah I found the baptisms 
of the two older sons of our Godfrey Dearborn, who was a weaver there. 
He was the son of William Dearebarn of Willoughby, a parish which was 
the birthplace of Capt John Smith and gave the family name to a dis- 
tinguished Lincolnshire line, the Lords Wuloughby d'Eresby. 

Curiously enough, the name of Derbume is also found in Somersetshire 
and Devonshire. In Lincolnshire the name b spelled Dearebame, as it is 
spelled in the will of our Godfrey Dearborn, whose pedigree may possibly 
be as foUows : 

1. Derebarne, probably of Hogsthorpe. 

Children : 

L Michael of Hogsthorpe, the testator of 1678, bur. at Hogsthorpe 

29 May 1573; m. Agnes . Children: 1. John of Sibsey, 

the testator of 1608. 2. Thomas of Spilsby, mercer, the testator 
of 1588. 

11. John of Hogsthorpe, m. at Alford, 19 July 1579, Kathsrinb Mason, 
who was bur. at Hogsthorpe 26 Feb. 1588/9. Children : 1. WO- 
liam^ bapt. 18 Nov. 1583. 2. Dorcas^ bapt. 6 Nov. 1585. 3. «7bAfi, 
bapt. 8 Jan. 1586/7. 

2. ill. WlLUAM. 

iv. Janbt. 

2. William Dearebabne of Willoughby. 
Children : 

8. 1. William. 

11. John of Willoughby, m. at Willoughby, 1 Dec. 1591, Johan Har- 
rison. Children: 1. Johanne, bur. 1 Jan. 1594/5. 2. Jiaite, bapt. 
10 Aug. 1595 ; bur. 25 June 1596. 

8. William Dearbarne (William) of Willoughby, buried at Wil- 
loughby 5 Nov. 1631, married at Markby, 2 May 1594, Aones 
Hat. 

Children, baptized at Willoughby : 

1. Oeorgb, bapt. 10 Mar. 1597/8 ; m. at Willoughby, 24 June 1624, 
Helen Robinson. Children : 1. SheJJUldy bapt. 16 Feb. 1624/5. 
2. Lucy^ bapt. 18 Apr. 1680. 3. Susanna, bapt. 4 Mar. 1689/40. 

IL Thomas, bapt. 23 Dec. 1600 ; m. at Willoughby, 12 Aug. 1627, Susan 
Oreene. 
4. lU. Godfrey, bapt. 24 Sept. 1608. 

tv. Henrt, bapt. 8 Oct. 1609. 

4. Godfrey Dearbarne ( William^ William) of Hannah, weaver, bap- 
tized at Willoughby 24 Sept 1603, died at Hampton, N. H., 4 Feb. 



72 Lincolnshire Origin of Exeter Settlers [Jan. 

• 
1685/6. He signed the Combination at Exeter in 1639, and lived 
there until 1648/9, when he moved to Hampton. The name of his 
first wife, whom he married in England, is miknown, but she was 
living in 1650, when, as Goody I>&arbam, a seat was allotted to 
her in the Hampton meeting-house. He married secondly, 25 Nov. 
1662, Dorothy Dalton, widow of Philemon of Hampton. His 
will, dated in 1680, was not proved undl 1711. It is signed ^ God- 
frey Dearbam his marke." In this country the name soon became 
Dearborn. 

Children by first wife : 
i. Thomas, bapt. at Hannah 1 Nov. 1688; d. at Hampton in 1710; m. 

Hannah Colcord, dau. of Edward ; lived at Hampton, 
ii. Henbt, bapt. at Hannah 22 March 1688/4 ; d. at Hampton in 1725 ; 

m. Elizabeth Marrian, dau. of John ; lived at Hampton, 
ill. A DAUOHTBR, who is knowu only because her father mentions three 

daughters in his will, 
iv. Esther, m. Richard Shortridob of Portsmouth. 
V. Sarah, b. abt. 1641 ; m. TnoBfAS Nudd of Hampton, 
vi. John, b. abt. 1642 ; d. at Hampton in 1781 ; m. Mart Wabi/, dau. of 
Thomas; lived at Hampton. 

Rabone OB Haborne 

From the Bishop's Transcripts of the Parish Registers 
OP Huttoft* 

' 1600 Robert Rabone son of Edward baptized 22 June. 
1605 Rose Rabone daughter of Edward baptized 7 July. 
1609 Robert Rabone buried 3 January [1609/10]. 

1621 Sarah Habume daughter of William baptized 9 September. 

1622 Edward Habume buried 12 August. 

1627 John Stubbes and Rose Habume married 26 April.f 

1627 Margaret Habume daughter of William baptized 29 April. 

1629 Ann Habume wife of John buried 7 February [1629/80]. 

1685 John Rogerson and widow Habume married 4 February [1635/6].t 

1688 Jane daughter of William Habume buried 12 January [1638/9]. 

Among the signers of Wheelwright's Combination was one with the 
curious name of George Rawbone, also known as Rabone or Haborae. 
He went with Wheelwright to Wells, but removed to Hampton in 1651 
and died there before 3 Oct 1654, when hb nuncupative will was proved 
in the Norfolk County Court, leaving all his estate to his wife Susanna. 
Thomas Levet and Robert Smith of Exeter, both Lincolnshire men, ap- 
praised his estate. The widow married secondly Thomas Leader of Boston, 
and died in 1657, leaving bequests to many of the Wheelwright group, 
Levet and Godfrey Dearborn witnessing her will. All this convinced me 
that Rabone also was a Lincolnshire man, and I found in the transcripts 
of Huttoft several entries which confirm that idea. From the records which 
are given above it will be seen that the names Rabone and Habume were 
interchangeable at Huttoft, which is a Lincolnshire parish within four 
miles of Alford and Bilsby. 

*In Phillimore's Lincolnshire Parish Registers, vol. 9, p. 60 (Hottoft MMTiafCM)i ii 
printed the marriage of John Haburne and Ann Laverocke, 28 Jan. 1617/lS; at Han- 
nah the roarriaf e of Edward Haibome and Katherine Thorpe, 24 Oct. 1686, is recorded 
(t6., vol. 7, p. 80) ; and at Markby and Saleby several Babone, Rawbone, or Raybone 
marriages are recorded from 1667 to 1617 (ib., toI. 7, pp. 87, 88» 110, 112).— Edxtoe. 

t Thu marriage has been printed in PhiUimore's Lincolnshire P^sh Registers. 



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Wheelwright 
The Will of Wtll'm Wheylwreyth of farforyth, 16 July 1550. To 
be beryd in ye kyrke yerd of sanct peter in farforyt To ye kyrke^of 
lyncollne. To ye powre mens box at farforyth. To ye kyrke of farforyth. 
Maryon my wyffe. My son Robard. My son Jon. Rawyff my son. 
To symond fostun. Tho' my son to be supervysore. Ye residew off my 
gudde maryon my wyffe hayff to dysspoys as she thynkyste best for ye 
helyth off our sawllys, whom I make my Executrys. Wytnessys : John 
felypson, Wyll'm Jacson, Th6s. wayd. Proved at Louth 23 October 1550. 
(Consistory of Lincobi, 1549-50, fo. 220.) 

The Will of Johes Whelwright of Gristed [Kirkstead], piper, 16 
March 1590 [1590/1]. To be buried in the chapell of Gristed. To Wil- 
Vm Laine. To Agnes Laine my daughter. To Will'm my sonne. Will'm 
Laine, executor. Witnesses : Water barton, Leonard pane, Leonard Hall. 
Proved 14 April 1591. Administration granted to Agnes Whelewright, 
the daughter, the executor being a minor. (Gonsistory of Lincoln, 1591, 
vol 1, fo. 384.) 

The Will of John Welewright of Mumby, yeoman, 5 February 1610 

11610/11]. To the Cathedrall Ghurch of Lincoln. To the church of 
lumbye. To the pore of Mumbye. All the deedes and writinge of one 
ten*te in Mumbye committed unto me on trust for the said townes use be 
^ven and continue to the use of the said towne of Mumbye forever. My 
Bone Robert Whelewright shall pay unto Mr Thomas Massingberg of lowth, 
Councelor, £33 that 1 owe him, on condicion that my wife Elizabeth Whele- 
wright release hei* Thirdes in all my landes. To Robert Whelewright my 
son. To Mary Whelewright my daughter, to be paid at her full age of 
twenty-one. To Elizabeth Whelewright my daughter [also a minor]. To 
Susan Whelewright my daughter [also a minor]. To the childe w*'** is 
in my wives wombe. To Peter Rylay my sone in lawe. To Robert 
Rylay my sone in lawe. The goods of Wyll'm Page late of Mumbye were 
oommytted to my trust. Elizabeth Whelewright my wife, executrix. Su- 
pervisors : Edward Appleyarde of Thurlbye and Robert Bettison of Hog- 
gestroppe. Witness*: Robert Whelewright. Proved at Louth 18 Apnl 
1611 (Consistory of Lincoln, 1611, vol. 1, fo. 80.) 

Inquisition Post Mortem of John Wheelwright, late of Mumby, co. 
Lincoln, yeoman, taken at Louth 29 July 1611. The jury say that the 
said John Wheelwright was seized in fee of (a) one messuage, seven acres 
of arable land, seven acres and one rood of pasture, lately purchased of 
Thomas Morfolt, held of Nicholas Gyrlington as of his manor of Mumby ; 
(b) three acres of land, five roods of pasture, and two acres of pasture, with 
appurtenances, in Mumby, lately purchased of John Ryley, held of William 
Earl of Derby as of his jurisdiction of Mumby ; (c) two acres and one rood 
of pasture, with appurtenances, in Mumby, lately purchased of Pellam Grew, 
held of the aforesaid Nicholas Gyrlington; (d) six acres of pasture in 
Mumby lately purchased of William Haistinges, four acres of pasture in 
Mumby lately purchased of Edward Emson, five acres and one rood of 
arable land in Mumby lately purchased of Francis Mason, all held of the 
King as of hb manor of East Greenwich in free socage and not in chief. 
The said John Wheelwright died on 1 1 February last past, and Robert 
Wheelwriffht is his son and next heir and is aged twenty-four years and 
more, (^quisitions Post Mortem, Ghancery lories 2, vol. 323, no. 93.) 



74 Lincolnshire Origin of Exeter Settlers [Jan. 

The Will of Robkrte Wheelwright of Salebye, yeoman, 13 October 
1611. To the parish chorch of Saleby and the poor of Saleby. To Mr. 
John Croftes. To Mr. George Scortrethe, now preacher of Alford. To 
Katherine Wheelewrighte my wife all household stoffe as were late John 
Moneyes her former husband deceased. To Elizabeth Wheelewryghte my 
eldest daughter, Katherine my daughter, and Ellen my daughter, to each 
£100 at their ages of twenty-one yeares. If they or my sone John Wheele- 
wrighte shall any of them die before they accomplish twenty-one yeares, 
etc. Residue to sonne John Wheelewright, executor. Supervisors : Tho- 
mas Kingerbye of Wainflett my sonne in la we, and Christopher Foston nowe 
of Salebye. Thomas Kingerbye shall have the disposeinge of Ellen my 
daughter for nurture and education. X'pofer Foston shall have the dis- 
poseing of Elizabeth and Katherine my two other daughters. Witnesses : 
William Everin, Thomas Everin. " The will within ^Titten was declared 
by Roberte Wheelwrighte to be his last will &c. the laste day of July 1612 
in the presence of us, Isack Johnson, John Pearson, William Balderston.'' 
Proved at Lincoln 7 March 1612 [1612/13], and admimstration granted 
to the executor. (Consistory of Lincoln, 1612, fo. 638.) 

The Will of Robert Wheelwright of Mumby, yeoman, 24 January 
1621 [1621/2]. To the mother church in Lincoln. To the church and 
the poor of Mumby. To Amy Wheelwright my loving wife eight Bills 
obligatory which William Dawnaby of Mumby Chappel standeth bound 
to me in, and also £3. 4s. which Nicholas Burrell of Mumby, butcher, owes 
me, and ^' one of my best fillies excepting that I bought of my father 
Andrew Gray." To Elizabeth Wheelewright, daughter, to John Wheel- 
wrighte my ffather. To Susan Wheelewright and Marie Wheelwright, 
daughters to the aforesaid John Wheelwright To Robert Rylay of 
Mumby, my brother, Jane his wife, and William his son. To Ann Rylay 
my apprentice. To Willyam Pinder of Mumby and Anne his wife. To 
George Hudson, servant to Robert Disbom of Mumeby. To Humfrey 
Gerrard of Mumby, clerke, to Mary his wife, and Richard his son, my 
godchild. Mr. John Wheelwright, my nephew, sole executor. I ^ve him 
all the r^maines of my goods and all that land, etc., in Mumby purchased 
of Morefoot and holding of the manor of East Greenwich, to him and his 
heirs forever. And all my other lands holding as it is supposed in knight's 
service more than that third parte he is heire apparent uuto, reserving the 
thirdes of all my land unto my wife Amy Wheelwright Witnesses: 
Humfrey Gerrard, clerke, Thomas Bough, Richard Tallb^ll. Proved at 
Lincohi 4 March 1621 [1621/2]. (Consistory of Lincoln, 1621, vol. 1, 
fo. 148.) 

Inquisition Post Mortem of Robert Whbblwrioht, late of Mumby, 
CO. Lincoln, yeoman, taken at Louth 29 August 1622. [The same prop> 
erty is described as in the Liquisition Post Mortem of hb father, John 
Wheelwright given above.] The said Robert Wheelwright died on 26th 
February last past, and John Wheelwright, clerk, is next heir, as son of 
Robert Wheelwright, Senior, brother of tlohn Wheelwright, Senior, father 
of the aforesaid Robert Wheelwright, Junior, deceased, and is aged twenty- 
seven years and more. (Inquisitions Post Mortem, Chancery Series 2, 
vol. 765, no. 42.) 

Final Concord made at Westminster on the morrow of the Holy Trinity 
1658 between John Wheelwright, clerk, plaintiff, and Feamcis Lbtbt, 



1914] Lincolnshire Origin of Exeter Settlers 75 

genty deforciant, as to one messuage, bame, stable, garden, orchard, forty 
acres land, ten acres meadow, and twenty-four acres pasture, in Maws- 
thorpe, in the parish of Willoughby, co. Lincoln. (Feet of Fines, co. Lin- 
coln, Trinity Term, 1658.) 

Wheelwright Entries in the Bishop's Transcripts 
OF Lincolnshire Parish Registers 

Anderhy 
1603 John Whelewright and Elizabeth Smyth married 20 October. 

1621 Mr. John Wheelwright and Marie Storre married 8 November. 

1622 John the sonne of John Wheelwright baptized yj October. 

1626 William son of John Whelewright baptized 10 February [1626/7]. 

1627 William son of John Whelewright buried 19 May. 

1628 Susanna daughter of John Whelewright baptized 22 May. 

1629 Mary wife of John Whelewright buried 18 May. 

1630 Eatherine daughter of John Whelewright baptized 4 November. 
1632 Marie daughter of John Whelewright baptized 19 May. 

1632 Marie daughter of John Whelewright buried 28 July. 

Olaxbif 
1598 Robert Wheelwright and Judith Masonne both of Claxby married 
18 May. 

1598 Mary daughter of Robert Wheelwright baptized 3 September. 
1602 Judith daughter of Robert Wheelwright baptized 8 August. 
1609 Katherine daughter of Robert Wheelwright baptized 13 May. 
1611 Katherine daughter of Robert Wheelwright buried. 

1612, 1614 Robert Wheelwright churchwarden. 

1623 Judith Wheelwright buried. 

Oumberworth 
1592 Alice Wheelwright buried. 
1596 P^lizabeth Wheelwright baptized 24 June. 

1599 Katherine Wheelwright baptized 23 March [1599/1600]. 
1601 Elynor Wheelwright baptized 29 June. 

Lacebf^ 

1633 Elizabeth daughter of Mr. John Whelewright and Mary his wife 

baptized 9 June. 

MaUby4e'Marth 
1619 Willm. Morton and Katherin Whelewri^t married by licence 13 
November.! 

1585 Robert son of John Wheelwright baptized 18 February [1585/6]. 

1589 John Whelewright churchwarden. 

1601 Isabel wife of Thomas Whelewright buried 21 June. 

1601 Thomas Whelewright buried 3 l^ptember. 

1602 Alice wife of John Whelewright buried 11 January [1602/3]. 

1603 Susan daughter of John Whelewright baptized 25 February 

[1603/4]. 

*The Bilsby transcripts are without gaps from Michaelmas 1594 to Lady Day 1685. 
From 1622 to 25 Mar. 1632 ihev are all signed by ** John Whelewright, Ticar.*' 
t This marriage has been printed in Phillimore's Lincolnshire Parish Begisters. 



76 Lincolnshire Origin of Exeter Settlers [Jan. 

1605 Mary daughter of John Whelewright baptized 11 December. 

1608 Elizabeth daughter of John Whelewright baptized 2 April. 

1609 John son of John Whelewright baptized 10 January [1609/10]. 

1609 John son of John Whelewright buried 26 February [1609/10]. 

1610 —ell daughter of John Whelewright baptized 9 February [1610/11]. 
1610 John Whelewright buried 11 February [1610/11]. 

1 6 1 S Andrew Gray yeoman and Elizabeth Whelewright married 20 August* 
1621 Robert Whelewright yeoman buried 27 February [1621/2]. 
1625 Charles Smyth and Amy Wheelewright married 13 October.* 

Saleby 

1605 Catherine ux Rob: Wheelwright buried 8 July. 

1606 Robert Wheelwright and Catherine Money married 17 November.* 
1612 Robert Wheelwright buried 23 February [1612/13]. 

Wiaoughbif 

1619 Gulielmus Walker et Juditha Wheel wryght nupt' 30 September.* 

1620 Will'us Teysdale et maria Wheelwright nupt' 2 November.* 
1632 Thomas Crambe et Maria Teisdale nupt' 3 May.* 

Most of these Wheelwright records are now published for the first time. 
The Wyll'm Wheylwreyth of Farforth, co. Lincoln, the testator of 1550, 
who had *wife Marion and sons Robert, John, Ralph, and Thomas, may 
have been an ancestor, perhaps the grandfather, of John and Robert, 
the testators of 1610/11 and 1611, but evidence on this point is lacking. 
The following pedigree, however, b derived chiefly from these records ; 

1. Wheel wjRiGHT had sons : 

2. i. JOHIC. 
8. li. ROBEBT. 

2. John Wheel weight of Mumby, co. Lincoln, yeoman, the testator 

of 1610/11, died 11 Feb. 1610/11 and was buried at Mumby on 

the same day. He married first Alice , who was buried at 

Mumby 11 Jan. 1602/3 ; and secondly, at Anderby, co. Lincoln^ 
20 Oct. 1603, Elizabeth Smyth, who survived him and married 
secondly, at Mumby, 20 Aug. 1613, Andrew Gray, yeoman. 

Children by first wife : 
i. Robert of Mumby, yeoman, the testator of 1621/2, bapt. at Mumby 
18 Feb. 1585/6 ; d. s.p, 26 Feb. 1621/2 and bur. at Mumby the next 

day; m. Amy , who survived him and m. (2) at Mumby. 18 

Oct. 1625, Charles Smyth. His cousin, Rev. John Wheelwright, 
later of New England, was sole executor of his wlU and his resi- 
duary legatee. 

11. A DAUGHTER, m. PSTER RYLAY.' 

ill. Jans, m. Robert Rylay of Mumby. She was living 24 Jan. 1621/2, 
and had issue. 

Children by second wife, baptized at Mumby : 
Iv. Susan, bapt. 25 Feb. 1608/4 ; living unm. 24 Jan. 1621/2. 
V. Mary, bapt. 11 Dec. 1605; living unm. 24 Jan. 1621/S. 
vi. Elizabeth, bapt. 2 Apr. 1608 ; living unm. 24 Jan. 1621/2. 
vli. John, bapt. 10 Jan. 1609/10; bur. at Mumby 26 Feb. 1609/10. 
viii. — BLL (dau.), bapt. 9 Feb. 1610/11 ; probably d. young. 

8. Robert Wheelwright of Cumberworth and of Saleby, co. Lincoln, 
yeoman, the testator of 1611, was buried at Saleby 23 Feb. 1612/13. 

^This marrimge hM been printed in Phfllimore's Lincolnshire PSiriih Begittere. 



1914] Lincolnshire Origin of Exeter Settlers 77 

He married first Alice , who was buried at Cumberworth in 

1592 ; secondly Catherine , who was buried at Saleby 8 

July 1605 ; and thirdly, at Saleby, 17 Nov. 1 606, Catherine Monbt^ 
widow of John. 

Children by first wife : 

i. A DAUGHTER, m. Thomab Einoerby of Wainfleet, co. Lincoln; d. 
bef. 18 Oct. 1611, as she Is not mentioned in her father*s will. 

IL John, b. abt. 1592, since he was a minor in 1611, when his father 
made his will, but was of age 7 Mar. 1612/13, when the will was 
proved. He was the celebrated Antinomian, the founder of Exeter 
and third pastor at Hampton, N. H. See Register, vol. 21, pp. 
863-366 (article by Col. Chester) ; Bell's Memoir of John Wheel- 
wright; Charles Francis Adams's Three Episodes of Massachu- 
setts History, vol. 1, pp. 368 et seq. 

Children by second wife : 

ill. Elizabeth, bapt. at Cumberworth 24 June 1596. 

iv. Katherine, bapt. at Cumberworth 23 Mar. 1599/1600. 

V. Ellen or Eltnor, bapt. at Cumberworth 29 June 1601. 

From this pedigree it appears that Robert Wheelwright of Mumby, who 
died 26 Feb. 1621/2, was a cousin, not an uncle, of Rev. John Wheel- ' 
wiight. There were not, therefore, as Col. Chester supposed, two broth- 
ers named Robert Wheelwright, but an uncle and a nephew of that name. 

In Col. Chester's day the transcripts at Lincoln were not as carefully 
arranged as they are now, for none are now missing, and in several, which 
have apparently been found since Col. Chester made his search, there are 
Wheelwright records of importance. For instance, the burial of John 
Wheelwright's first wife is in the Bilsby transcript for 1629. This tran- 
script was supposed to be mbsing, and from its non-appearance the support- 
ers of the "Wheelwright Deed" claimed that John Wheelwright might 
have been in New England in that year. In fact, it is in the Se, and is 
signed, like others, " John Whelewright, vicar." 

The record of the baptism of Susanna Whelewright in 1628 is also a 
new discovery. It was she who mawied Edward Rishworth. Previously 
printed pedigrees have stated that her husband was a son of the Edward 
Rishworth of the Exeter Combination, but I believe that in fact her hus- 
band was the original Exeter settler. 

Attention has already been called to the connection shown in the tran- 
scripts between the Crams and the Wheelwrights. 

It is worth noting that the land in Mawthorpe, parish of Willoughby, 
which Wheelwright bought from Francis Levet (Register, vol. 67, pp. 
66-67) was acquired during Wheelwright's last visit to England, in 1 658. 
At this date Francis Levet, who is described in Wheelwright's deed to 
Crispe as a '' gentleman, of North Willingham," had not taken orders, and 
therefore could not be called a clergyman. My theory is that this Francis 
Levet was an own cousin of Thomas Levet of Exeter and Hampton. 
(Register, vol. 67, pp. 66 et teg.) 

Wight 

The WOl of Robert Wight of Hareby, clerk, 1 October 1617. To be 
bnried in the chancel of the church of Hareby. To eldest son Daniel 
Wight £20 at twenty-one years. To eldest daughter Sara Wight £10 at 
twenty-one years or at her marriage. To second daughter Elizabeth Wight 
£10 at twenty-one years or at her marriage. To second son Thomas Wight 



78 Lincolnshire Origin of Exeter Settlers [Jan. 

£10 at twenty-one years. To youngest son John Wight £10 at twenty* 
one years. To the poor of Hareby. Residue to dearly beloved wife 
Bridget Wight, executrix. My worshipful and good friend Mr. Bryan of 
BoUingbroke, and Mr. Edmond Power, minister of the same town, to be 
supervisors. Witnesses: Rich. Wright, Nathaniell Lambert, Daniell 
Wight. Proved at Spilsby 24 April 1618. (Consistory of Lincoln, 1618, 
vol. 2, fo. 343.) 

Wight Entries in the Bishop's Transcripts of Lincolnshire 
Parish Registers 

Alford 

1603 Robert Wight, concionator, and Elizabeth Fulshaw married 21 July.* 
1613 Robert Wight^ clerk, and Bridget White married 25 November.f 

Harehy 

1604 Daniel Wight the sonne of Robert Wight baptized 7 June. 
1604 Sarah Wight daughter of Robert Wight baptized 10 October. 

1606 Elizabeth Wight daughter of Robert Wight baptized 2 November. 

1607 Thomas Wight the sonne of Robert Wight baptized 6 December. 

1608 John Wight the sonne of Robert Wight, clerk, baptized 1 January 

[1608/9]. 

1610 Marie Wight daughter of Robert Wight, clerk, baptized 2 September. 

1611 Elizabeth Wight the wifte of Robert Wight, clerk, buried 26 June. 
1611 Mary Wight daughter of Robert Wight, minister of Hareby, buried 

27 November. 
1617 Robert Wyght, mynister, buried 8 January [1617/18]. 
1630 Nathaniel Heaton and Elizabeth Wighte married 21 April.* 

Thomas Wight, one of the signers of the Exeter Combination, is con* 
gidered by Savage to be a Thomas Wright, but wherever the name appears 
in autograph the surname is distinctly Wight and nothing else. Appar- 
ently he left no descendants who remained in New England. He did not 
move from Exeter when Wheelwri^t left He appears occasionally on 
the records, and was made a freeman in 1647. After this date we find 
him no more on the records, and I think he died about 1650, leaving a 
minor son, Israel Wight. Israel seems to have been a ward of Capt. 
Richard Waldron of Dover, and came of age about 1664. In 1665 admin- 
istration on the estate of Thomas Wight of Exeter was granted by the 
County Court to Israel Wight Previous to his coming of age Israel had 
perhaps been a servant or prot^g^ of Gov. Bellingham, for we find him in 
1656 witnessing a deed from Bellingham to Evenll and a mortgage taken 
back. At the Quarterly Court in Sidisbury, Apr. 1 664, Israel Wight sued 
Capt Waldron for withholding his estate, which had been committed to 
Capt Waldron at the time when Waldron was guardian for Wight The 
case went up to the Court of Assistants, and fin^y to the General Court, 
which heard it in 1666, but by this time Israel Wight had apparently left 
the country. 

Thomas Wight is an interesting link, for he was one of the grantees 
named in the '' Wheelwright Deed." The only family of the name I found 
in Lincolnshire was that of Robert Wight, a clergyman at Hareby^ a 

^This entrj is taken not from the Alford tntmcripta bat iVom Phillimore's Linoola- 
shire Parish Registers, Marriages, vol. 7. 
t This marriage has been printed in Phillimore's Lincolnshire Parish Begistert. 



1914] Lineolfuhire Origin of Exeter SetOers 79 

{wrish half-way between Siulsby and Homcastle. Robert Wight had some 
connection with Alford, for he was a witness to Balthasar Willick'sVill 
there in 1598/9, and in 1613 he married there his second wife, Bridget 
White. The wiU of Robert Wight and the Harebj transcripts show that 
he had a son Thomas, baptized 6 Dec. 1607, who may have been the 
Exeter settler, although proof that he was the Thomas Wight of the Com- 
faination has not yet been found. 

WiLLIX 

The Will of Balthasar Willick of Alford, 7 February 1598 [1598/9]. 
To be buried in the church of Alford. To Anne my wife for the good and 
▼ertuous education of my children the lease of one messuage in Alford 
wherein Willyam Brockbancke lately dwelt, which I had from my Lord 
Willoughby of Willoughby and Earsby for twenty-one years ; also the lease 
of one other messuage in Alford late in the tenure of Richard homsey or 
his assigns, which I also had from my said Lord Willoughby for twenty- 
one years ; also one other lease of a tenement in Well in the parish of 
Alford late in the tenure of Richard Parrishe or his assigns, which I had 
also from the sayd Lord Willoughby for twenty-one years ; also all my 
other leases, bonds, and assurances to my sayd wife for the good bringing 
up of my sayd children, together with all my stock and moveables, save 
that I give to Mr. Frances Merburie for the good will which I beare unto 
him my best gowne. Anne my wife, executrix. Witnesses : Robert Wight, 
Lenord Thory, Willm. Belluigham. ProTed at Lincoln 16 February 
1598 [1598/9]. (Consistory of lincoln, 1598, fo. 200.) 

The Will of William Bbllingham of Alford, yeoman, 25 August 
1606. To be buried in the church of Alford. To Susan my daughter £10, 
which my wife shall have the use of until she come to twenty>one years, 
provided that if my wife happen to marrie in the meantyme then she shall 
have £20 to her portion, to be put for her best behoofe into the hands of 
scnne faithfull frend. To Anne my wife the lease of one messuage in Al* 
fold where I now dwell, which I have from my Lord Willoughby of Wil- 
loughby and Earsby for twenty-one years ; also one other lease of a mes- 
suage in Alford now in the use of Richard Hardy ; also one other lease of 
a tenement in Well. Residue to wife Anne, executrix. My good friend 
Mr. George Esterby, supervisor. Witnesses: Joseph Overton, clark, 
worm Angram, Parsevall Angram. Proved at Lincoln 4 November 1 606. 
(Consistory of Lincoln, 1606, fo. 360.) 

WiLLIX AND BeLLINOHAM EnTRIBS IN THE BiSHOP'S TRANSCRIPTS 

OF THE Parish Registers of Alford 
1593 Peregrinus filius Balthasar Willickes baptizatus 22 July. 
1595 Balthasar filius Balthasari Willech baptizatus 27 July. 
1598 Edwardus filius Balthezeri Willech baptizatus 30 April. 
1598 Balthezer Willech sepultus 13 February [1598/9]. 
1600 Susanna filia Balthezeri Willech sepulta 28 May. 

1600 William Bellingbam and Ann Willech married 3 July.* 

1601 Susanna filia WiU'i Bellingbam baptizata 1 September. 

1627 Philemon Pormert and Susan Bellingbam married 11 October.* 
1635 Anna filia Edvardi Willickes et Susannae uxoris baptizata 13 May. 

*This marriage has been printed in Fhillimore's Lincolnshire Parish Registers. 



80 Lincolnshire Origin of Exeter Settlers [Jan. 

Balthazar Willix was a settler at Exeter in New England in 1640, and 
Mr. Frank W. Hackett, in a brief article containing interesting informa- 
tion about him and his family (Register, vol. 50, pp. 46-48), stated that 
his name could scarcely be English. He was unquestionably the son of 
Balthasar Willick or Willech of Alford, co. Lincoln, the testator of 1598/9, 
who had a wife Anne, and who was buried at Alford 13 Feb. 1598/9. 
The entries in the transcripts of the Alford registers show the baptisms of 
three sons of the elder Balthasar, namely, Peregrine, 22 July 1593, Bal- 
thasar (the Exeter settler), 27 July 1595, and !^wani, 30 Apr. 1598, and 
the burial of a daughter Susanna, 28 May 1600. Of the three witnesses 
to the will of Balthasar Willick of Alford Robert Wight was perhaps the 
father of Thomas Wight of Exeter, as we have seen ; Leonard Thory was 
of a good Lincolnshire family ; and William Bellingham lived at Alford, 
married there, 3 July 1600, Anne, the widow of Balthasar Willick, and 
had a daughter Susanna, baptized there 1 Sept. 1601. This daughter was 
married at Alford, 11 Oct. 1627, to Philemon Pormort, later of Boston, 
where he was schoolmaster, Exeter, and Wells. William Bellingham 
made his will 25 Aug. 1606, and was buried at Alford 2 Sept. 1606.* 

This Bellingham connection is interesting, although I do not believe 
that the Alford yeoman was closely if at all related to the morose and 
aristocratic Puritan, Richard Bellingham, recorder of Boston in England 
and governor of the Massachusetts Bay. 

B^thasar Willick of Alford seems to have been a man of substance, 
and was perhaps a proteg^ of Peregrine Bertie, Lord Willoughby d^Eres- 
by. The oldest son of this Balthasar was evidently named Peregrine in 
honor of Lord Willoughby, and here one may indulge in theory to help 
out the gaps in genealogy. Nowhere else in Lincolnshire or in England 
have I found the name of Willick. It has a Flemish sound. Peregrine 
Bertie was a typical Elizabethan nobleman, a friend of Sidney, and in 
command when the latter fell at Zutphen. Bertie was bom at Cleves, and 
from 1582 to 1590 was almost constantly abroad on diplomatic or military 
service, mainly in Holland and the Low Countries. In 1597 he was made 

fovernor of Berwick Castle. He died in 1601, and is buried at Spilsby in 
Lincolnshire. It may well be that Lord Willoughby attached to himself 
the Flemish youth, Balthasar Willech, and brought him to England on 
one of his numerous visits. This would explain the fact that tSe name 
appears nowhere else in England, and might account for the leaseholds 
which Balthasar Willech of Alford acquired from his lord. 

It would be interesting to follow the line of Anna Willix, one of the 
daughters of Balthazar of Exeter, who, according to the records presented 
by Mr. Hackett, married first Robert Roscoe, who moved to Roanoke 

and died there ; secondly Blunt ; thirdly Southwell ; and 

fourthly Col. Leare of Virginia.! It will be remembered that Winthrop 
recites with rather too much particularity the murder of the first wife of 
Balthazar Willix of Exeter. The recently published files of the old Nor- 
folk County Court show that at the court at Hampton, 7 Sept. 1648, Wil- 
lex sued one Robert Hithersay " for raising an evil report of his deceased 
wife, and for breach of promise in carrying hb wife to Oyster River in a 
canoe and not bringing her up in a canoe again." Hithersay, who roved 
from Concord to Lynn, Exeter, and York, was apparently a wayward 
character, and may have been suspected of the murder. 

• Went worth Genealo^, vol 1, p. 77. 

t For records concerning Anna Willix and her sisters vid^ infra, pp. 81-82.— EoiTOR. 



1914] Dmightert of Balthazar WiUix 81 



THE DAUGHTEES OF BALTHAZAR WILLIX OF 

EXETER 

By VntoiKiA Haix of Cambridge, Mast. 

The following records and notes relate to the daughters of Bal- 
thazar Willix* of Exeter and may be regarded as a continuation of 
the article by Mr. Frank W. Hackett in Register^ vol. 60, pp. 
46-48. 

'^ Whereas Hon. Seth Soathell, Elsqr. and James Blunt, both of North 
Carolinah, did by their Last Wills give and bequeath unto Anna : first 
wife of said Blunt and afterwards the wife of said Southwell and her heirs, 
afterwards wife of Col. John Lere of Vergenea and so Died. Whose Sis- • 
ters and Brother-in4aw, Hazelpony Wood of Ipswich in the Province of 
Massachusetts in New England, jdid Francis Jownes and Suzana his wife 
of Portsm** in the Province of New Hampshire, said Hazelpony and Su- 
zannah own sisters both by father and mother's side to the above said 
Anna and so right heirs, in consideration of £250 sell unto our kinsman 
Thomas Pickeringe of Portsm** formerly our attorney, all the estate given 
to our sister Anna Lere by said Blunt and Southell in North Carolina." 
Dated 4 June 1697. Witnesses: James Allen, John Pickeringe. Re- 
corded 6 Sept. 1709. (N. H. Province Deeds, vol. 1, p. 343.) 

The estate conveyed bj the deed given above is described in a deed, dated 
15 July 1709, from Thomas and Mary (Gee) Pickering to William Par- 
tridge and Pelatiah Whittemore, all of Portsmouth, as " a certain estate in 
North and South Carolina, more particularly the estate of Seth Southel, 
Esq. in the Province of North Carolina adjoining Salmon Creek, Kendrick 
Creek, Little River, Peatty Creek and the River Pasquatank, consisting 
of 12000 acres excepting 4000 acres formerly sold by said Pickering to 
William Duckenfield." (N. H. Province Deeds, vol. 7, p. 344.) 

The following facts about Anna, daughter of Balthazar Willix, are found 
in the North CaroHna Historical and Genealogical Begister^ vol. 1, pp. 34, 
74, vol. 3, pp. 247, 254 : 

James Blount came to Chowan Precinct, Colony of Carolina, from Isle 
of Wight Co., Va., in 1669, where he was living with his family in 1660. 
Mrs. Anna Blount, his wife, who first appears as " Anne Willis of Ipswich, 
Massachusetts," married first Robert Roscoe of Roanoke ; secondly James 
Blount, whose will was proved 17 July 1686 ; thirdly Seth Southel, gover- 
nor of North Carolina, whose will was proved 3 Feb. 1693/4 ; f and fourth- 
ly Col. John Lear of Nasemond Co., Va. In a suit brought by the executors 
of Col. Lear in 1697 he was called executor of Madam Anna Lear, and 
mention was made of certain goods consigned to her as Madam Sothell 
from Col. John Foster of Boston. 

Madam Anna Lear died before 1695, and Col. Lear died 27 June 1696. 
( Virginia HiMtorical Magazine^ vol. 17, p. 228 ; William and Mary Quar^ 
Uriy, vol. 8, p. 171, vol. 9, pp. 83-131.) 

The first mention of Hazelelponit Willix is found in the will of John 
Cooper, "now resident in Weymouth," dated 24 Feb. 1652/3. The wife 

• For the parentage of Balthazar Willix of Exeter, vide supra, pp. 7&-S0.— Editor. 
tFor character and will of Seth Sonthell see John H. Wheeler s Historical Sketches 
of North Carolina, pp. 31, 89. 
tThe name Haselelponi is foand in the Bible, 1 Chron., ir, 8. 



82 Daughters of Balthazar WtHix [Jan. 

of Henry Walthaniy " in whose house I now sojourn," is to be fully paid, 
and " if there is anything remaining, Hazillpenah Willockes dwelling with 
Mr. Waltham shall have lOs." (Suffolk Wills, vol. 1, p. 96.) The Boston 
records show the birth of John, son of John Gee and Hazelpanah his wife, 
27 May 1 662. Hazelelponi Gee was baptized in the First Church, Boston, 
19 day, 9 mo., 1671. 

" The Depositions of Benjamin Norton & Thomas Pease Sein' of Edgar- 
town Testifieth & saith that they very weU Remembred John Gee formerly 
of Marthas Vinyard & further we Testifie we Remembred Mary Gee 
his Eldest Daughter we going to school each of us with her unto her 
mother at Edgartown at the house of y* abovsd Gee about a mile Distance 
from the harbour about Sixty years since in the year One Thousand six 
hundred & seventy we being very well acquainted with the family & that 
Mary Gee was the Reputed Daughter of sd Gee & so called & further 
saith not" Attest, Jabez Atheam, clerk. (Suffolk Court Files, 28939.) 

" Paid Joseph Merry in rye a bush & a peck in Indean com sixe bush : 
upon a letter of M' Nicholas Butler from Martins Vineyard to me w^h 
value of come M' Butler paid to Hazaell Gee widd. of dwelling in ye said 
Island w^h said come upon M' Butlers letter I received of Richard Belling- 
ham of Boston wittnes my hand - 7, 4, 70 

hu 

Joseph merry 

wittnes hereof "»•* 

John Sewall " (Suffolk Court Files, 971.) 

Joseph Merry of Hampton married, 1 659, Elizabeth, widow of Emanuel 
Hilliard, who with Hannah Willix and others is named in a deed, dated 
22 Mar. 1663/4, from Ruth, widow of Rev. Timothy Dalton of Hampton, 
N. H., to Nathaniel Bachiler, being included among those who are to r^ 
ceive legacies after the death of the grantor. (Pope's Pioneers of Massachu- 
setts, p. 1 29 ; Dow's Hampton, vol. 2, p. 253.) 

The depositions of Samuel Wood, son of Obadiah Wood of Ipswich, 
Willam Harris and Susanna Stone, both of Ipswich, William and Abigail 
Cotton, and Samuel Lovell of Portsmouth, dated 26 Apr. 1732, are found 
in Suffolk Court Files, 33564. William Harris deposed that he " well re- 
membered Obadiah Woods Intermarriage with the widow Hazelelponi Gee 
near about sixty years ago he brought her from Boston, that it was the 
talk of the times when she came to Dwell in Ipswich that her former hus- 
band Gee was a Dweller or inhabitant at Marthas Vinyard. She brought 
with her into Obadiah Woods family a maiden Daughter named Mary I 
was well acquainted with the family & the said Mary who we used to call 
Mary Gee till she Intermarried with one Thomas Pickerin who lived at 
Piscataqua & the sd Mary is still Living there for ought any thing I know 
for I never heard of her Death." 

A similar deposition of William Harris was communicated to the Essex 
Antiquarian (vol. 8, p. 164) by Charles E. Banks, M.D., author of the 
History of Martha's Vineyaj^. In this deposition, dated 7 Oct 1736 and 
taken from Dukes County Deeds, vol. 6, p. 23^, Harris says that the 
W^idow Gee had three daughters, Mary, who married Thomas Pickerings 
Anna, who married Samuel Hodgkins of Gloucester, and Martha, who 
married Thomas Cotes. 

In the Ancient Burying-Ground at Ipswich is the gravestone of '' Hasel* 
elpony Wood widdow of Obadiah Wood died Novem' y« 27 1714 aged 78 
years.'' ( See Essex Aniiquarianj vol. 13, p. 79, for illustration.) 



1914] English Aneeatry of American Belknapa 



THE ENGLISH ANCESTRY OF THE AMERICAN 
BELKNAPS 

Bj Hbnbt Wtokoft Bblxnap, Esq., of Salem, Maas. 

At different times during the past fifteen or eighteen years the 
compiler of this article has attempted to discover the ancestry of 
Abraham Belknap, who was a landowner at Lynn, Mass., in 1635 
or thereabouts, and who brought with him, when he came to New 
England, his wife Mary and several children. 

These efforts resulted in the acquisition of a considerable amount 
of information about a knightly family of Belknaps, from Sir Rob- 
ert de Belknap, who was chief justice of the Court of Common 
Pleas in the time of Richard II and died in 1400, down to his great- 
gnndson, Sir Edward, who was bom in 1473, was custodian of 
Warwick Castle and a privy councillor of Henry VIII, and died 2ft 
Mar. 1521, leaving no sons. 

The clue, however, which led to the discovery of the English 
home of the ancestors of Abraham Belkm^ was obtained from an 
old gentleman whose acquaintance was made several years ago 
through his reply to some genealogical queries. He had formerly 
lived in the parish of Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, and remembered 
that the name Belknap occurred in the parish registers there. He 
was employed to make a seareh, and in due time produced many 
entries from the registers of St. Mary the Ghreat, Sawbridgeworth, 
together with a number of wills from the Commissary Court of Lon- 
don for Essex and Herts. By piecing together the facts obtained 
from these records an incomplete pedigree of the family was secured, 
and a certain Bennet or Benedict Belknap seemed most likely to be 
the father of the American immigrant. Unfortunately, however, 
the will of this particular man, while recorded as having been offered 
for probate, was nowhere to be found, and the officmls connected 
with the probate registry came to the conclusion that it had been 
placed at some time in the wrong bundle and was therefore prao^ 
tically lost. 

The search, therefore, came to a standstill until about two years 
ago, when it was decided to make one more attempt to identify 
positively the father of the immigrant. The services of Mr. Charles 
A. Bemau of London were obtained, and he was furnished with all 
the material at hand. 

Mr. Bemau began his search with the Lay Subsidy Rolls in the 
Public Record Office in London, and there discovered that the sur- 
name of the Sawbridgeworth branch of the Belknap family was 
sometimes Beltoft or Beltofte. With this fact in mind, it was easy 
to find in the probate records the missing will of Bennet Beltoft, 
the father of Abraham Belknap. It had been proved 15 June 1624 
by his widow Grace and his son Josias in the Commissary Court of 
VOL. Lxvin. 6 




84 English Ancestry of American Bdhnaps [Jan. 

London for Essex and Herts, and was entered in the Probate Act 
Book for 1623-1626 under the name Belknapp^ while it appeared 
in the Calendars of Wills under the name Beltofi^ which is the 
form used in the will. 

These facts were brought to the attention of the authorities at 
Somerset House, and both in the Calendars and in the Probate Act 
Book the entry has been made to read **Belknap otherwise Beltoft."* 

In this number of the Seqisteb and in the issue for April 
some English records relating to the family of Belknap alias Beltoft 
will be given, and these will be followed by a pedigree showing the 
ancestry of the American immigrant, f 

The papers immediately following are preserved in the Public 
Record Office, London, and relate to a case in Chancery, begun 
not later than 1549, in which Richard Beltoft, grandfather of the 
New England settler, Abraham Belknap, was complainant. Of 
the documents in this case apparently only the depositions of the 
witnesses for the defendant are missing. These records are printed 
here in full. The exact relationship of Richard Beltoft, the com- 
plainant, to the brothers John and Edmond Beltoft who are men- 
tioned in this case has not yet been proved ; but it is believed that 
a Henry Beltofte, who was buried at Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, 

5 July 1561, was a brother of John and Edmond Beltoft, and that 
the complainant Richard was a son of this Henry. 

From Chancebt Proceedings 

Too the right honable Sir Richard Roche knyght lord Ryche &, Lord 
Chancelor of England. 

Most humble wyse shewyth & compleyneth unto your good lordship your 
pore Orator & dayly bedman Richard Beltoft of SabycheflFworth within the 
County of Hertford that where one John Beltoft late of Sawbycheffworth 
aforesaid deceased was lawfullye seased in hys demane as of fee by good 

6 just tyle & lawful! conveyance in the law of & in one tent, w* a gkrden 
& 2 acres of arable land or thereabouts ther unto belonging called Currants 
sett lieing & being yn Sawbrycheworth aforesaid & he soo beyinge thereof 
seased a 5 yeres past or thereabouts by his dede suffycyent in the la we gave 
& granted the said tent. & other the p'mysses w' all & siogular their 
app'tynces to one Henry Chauncey & others to have to them & their heires 
to the use & behoofe of one Margaret Beltoft then his wyff for terme of 
20 yeres yf she soe long doe lyve the remaynder thereof to your seyd 
Orator & to his heyres for ever & to execute the seyd estate of the p'mysses 
made a letter of attorney to one Robert Chauncy gentleman who delivered 
seisin of the p'mysses to the seyd Margsu*et & to your seyd besecher ao- 
cordinglye and delyvered to the said Margaret the said dede with the seyd 
Ire of attorney to kepe to the use aforesaid by force whereof & by force of 




-knap " has ** a small hill " as one of its meanings, 
t Other records concerning varioas Beltofts of the later Middle Ages have been 
collected ; but as no connection between these earlier Beltofts and the Sawbridgeworth 
family has been proved, they are not reproduced here. 



1914] English Ancestry of American Bdknaps 85 

the statute made for the extrngingment of uses & wylls the seyd Margaret 
was possessed of the terme aforesaid the remainder thereof yn your seyd 
besecher hys heyres & after the sayd Margaret dyed after whose deathe 
your seyd besecher entred the p'mysses & thereof was seased in his demeane 
as of fee by force of the gyft aforesaid. So it yor reight Honable Lord that 
after the death of the said Margaret the seyd dede & lere of attorney 
casuallye came to the hands & possession of one Thomas Westwood of 
Maudlyn with in the Countie of Essex who by color of the above thereof 
hath wrongfully- entryed ynto the p'mysses & thereof expulsed & putt out 
ye seid Orator & will not suffer hym to occupye and enjoye the p*mysses 
at of right he ought to doo of whom albeyt your seyd Orator have divers 
& sundrie tymes required the dely verey yet them to delylver he hath all- 
weys refused <Sb yet doth contry to all right & good conceynce. And for 
as much as your seyd Orator knoweth nott the date of them nor whether 
they be conteyned in bag box chest locked or otherwyse your seyd Orator 
ys with out remedye for the obteynyng of them by the order of the common 
lawe. And so lykely to be dysherited & undon for ever unlesse your lord- 
shippe favor be to hym shewed in that behalfe. In consideracon whereof 
ytt may therefore please your good Lordshippe the premisses considered to 
grant Uie Kyngs most graycious writt of subpena to be dyrected to the seyd 
Thomas Westwood commanding hym by virtue thereof p'sonally to appeare 
before your good Lordshippe in the Kyngs moste high Courte of Chauncery 
att a certen day & under a certen pajme therein by your good Lordshippe 
to be lymited dien & there to answer to the p'mysses & futher to stand & 
abyde suche order & direction therein as by your good Lordshippe shal be 
thought convenyent & your seyd Orator shalle daily pray unto God for the 
p'suacyon of your good Lordshippe long in honor to contynewe. 

The answer of Thomas Westwood to the bill of Complaynt of Richard 
Beltofte. 

The said defendant saith that the said bill of complaint ys untrue un- 
certen & insufficient in the lawe to be unanswered unto & the matter 
therein contejmed untruly imagyned & devysed to put the deft to wrong- 
fall vexacon cost & expences & the matter determynable at the com- 
mon law where unto he prayeth to be remytted Neverthelesse the ad- 
vantage of the insufficiency of the seyd bill to him at all tymes saved for 
declaration of the truthe of the matter & for answer saith that true yt 
ys that Uie sayd John Beltofte in the said bill of complaint menconed wasse 
seased of & in the tenement & other the p'mysses in the bill of complaynt 
e6pec3rfied in his demean as of fee & being soe seised about the 26 yere of 
the Riugne of the late King of famious memory Kinge Henry VIII infeffed 
Uiereof John Payne the elder & George Mathewe to have & holde the said 
p'mysses to them & to there heyres to the use of the said John Beltoft for 
ihe tearme of his lyfe & after his decesse to the use of one Margaret wyfe 
of the said John Beltofte & of her heyres by force whereof the said John 
Beltoft wasse thereof sead in his demean as of freehold the remaynder 
thereof to the said Margaret to her heires in fee & the said John Beltoft 
dyed after whose death the same Margaret entred into the p'mysses & 
wasse thereof seased in her demeane as of fee & so being of the p'mysses 
•eised take to husband the said defendant by force whereof the said deft & 
Margaret in the right of the said Margaret were of the p'mysses seased in 
there demeane as of fee & so being thereof seased they had issue betweene 
them one Thomas Westwood yett lyvinge <& the said Margaret dyed after 



86 Unfflish Ancestry of American Belknaps [Jan. 

whose death the said daft held hym the said p'miBses tenant by the cartesey 
of England & ys thereof sealed in his demean as of freeholde the reyersion 
thereof to the said Thomas the son being of the age of 8 yeres or ther^ 
abonts & prayeth in ayde of hym & for that the said Thomas the sonne ys 
within age the said deft prayeth that the poll may demurre & saith thai 
dyvers evidence consnynge the said p'misses been in his hands cnstoyde A 
possession which he deteyneth in his hands cnstodye & possession for the 
p'snscon of hys estate & the interest of the said Thomas his soDne as law- 
fnll ys for hym to do without that that the said John Beltoft infe£fyed of the 
said p'mysses the said Henry Channcye other in fee to theose & behofe of 
the said Margaret for terme of yeres & after to the use of the compleyant 
& his heires in manner & forme as by the said bill of complaynte ys nn- 
troly allegyd. And without that that there was any other matter or thinge 
mencoyned or conteyned in the sayd bill of compleynt matterill or efPectudl 
to be answered unto & in this answer not being confessed & avoyded 
denyed or traversed ys true all which matters the said defendant ys ready 
to averre & p've as this honable Courte shall awarde & prayeth to be diih 
myssed with his reasonable costs and charges by him susteyned in this 
behalf e. (Early Chancery Proceedings, uncalendared, 1194.) 

Interogatories for Wytnes to be examyned on the parte and behalfe of 
Richarde Beltofte ageynst Thomas Westwoode. 

1. Imprimes whether that one John Beltofte weare ever seased of and in 
one Tenement withe a garden plotte and ij acres of arable lande called 
Currants sett lienge and beinge in Sabricheworthe within the Countye 
of Hertforde yf he weare of whate estate and howe longe yt is syns. 

2. Item yf he weare seased of the premisses whether he gave and 
graunted the seyd tenement and odier the premisses with all and 
singuler the appurtenances to one Henrie Chauncerie and other yf he 
dyd whether yt weare by deade or with owte deade yf yt weare by 
deade whoo wrote the deade And what weare the contents thereof 
And to what use And whether livery and season weare made Accord- 
inglie yf yt weare what daye yf theare weare livery and season howe 
longe yt is sins and whoo weare present at the livery And uppon what 
parcell of the grownde livery was made And by whome yt was made 
and whoo Receyved yt and by what Authoritie. 

3. Item to whome the deade was delivered and in whoose presens. Item 
what the seyd tenement and other the premisses arre worthe by the 
yeare over all chargis. 

4. Item howe longe the seyd Westwood hathe occupied the premisses 
and by what ty tiU. 

Ex parte Blc. Beltofte versus Thomas Westwoode. , 

Michaell Waller of Sabridgeford [sie] in the Countie of Hertf. laborer 
of the age of xxxj years or more swome and examyned the xxiijth day of 
October in the thynl yere of the reigne of our soveraigne lorde Edward the 
sizt [1549] saiethe and deposeth by virtue of his othe that as by the report 
of one John Beltofte late of Sabridgeworth nowe decessed and oUier ancient 
men he doth know that the same John Beltofte was seasyd in fee sympl^ 
of and in one tenement with a garden plotte and two acres of arrable lande 
called Currants sett lyeinge and being in Sabridgeworth aforsaid in theswbd 
Countie of Hertf. and he was so seasyd he saieth at Christmas last past 
was foure yeres And he further saieth that aboute a senight before or 



1914] EngliBh Ancestry of American Belhnaps 87 

after Candelmas was foure yeres the said J<An Beltofte being so seasyd of 
the premisses gave and grauntyd the said tenement and other the premisses 
with all and singnler the appurtenances to one Henry Chauncye and other 
by deade whiche was written by one Robert Chauncye and the contents of 
the said deade were that the said Henry Chancey and his feoffes shold 
have the premisses to them and their heyres to the use of Margaret the 
wief of the said John Beltofte nowe deoessed for time of zx yeres if she 
lyred so longe and after her deathe if she died within the same xx yeres 
and also if she lyved tyll the determynaeion of the said xx yeares that they 
and theyr heyres shuld have the premisses to the use of the said Richard 
Beltofte [torn, ? and to the heirs of his body] lawfully begotten and after 
his deathe for lacke of suche issue to the use of Edmonde Beltofte his 
brother and his heyres for ever whiche he saietbe he knoweth to be true by 
reason he was present at the sealing and dely very of the said deade and 
beard it reade before the sealing therof twysse at the later tyme of reading 
wherof he saieth it was reade before the said John Beltofte and he was 
also present when lyvery and seasyn were made accordingly and then he 
hard readde agayne but what day of the yere lyvery and seasyn were made 
he remembreth not but remembreth that it was within a senight before or 
after Candelmas was foure yeres then being present Robert Chauncye John 
Gallowewaye William Dyar John Hongston and John Tredegold and lyvery 
he saieth was made at Uie said tenement called Curraunts by the sayd 
Robert Chauncy by the delyvery of the saide deade and the ringe of the 
door [oiM uHn'd iUegibley Prapper] with a pece of earthe of the same soile 
with a sticke put therin unto the said Margaret Beltofte and the said 
Richard Beltofte according to the effecte of Sie said deade and the said 
tenement and other the premisses he saieth was let unto this deponent for 
xvj 6. by yere but what is payed unto the chief lorde he siueth he knoweth 
not And the «ud Thomas Westwood bathe occupyed the premisses he 
aaieth eversyth seynt James tyde last was a twelmoneth but by what title 
he saieth he knoweth not nor sayeth any more or otherwise deposseth, 

[Signed] Michaell Waller. 

John Hongston of Sabridgeworthe in the said Countie of Hertf. Tanner 
of the age of xxxix yeres or therabouts sworan and ezamyned the daye and 
yere abovesaid saieth and disposeth by virtue of his othe that he dothe 
Imow that one John Beltofte was seasyd of and in one tenement with a garden 
plotte and two acres of arrable lande called Curraunts sett lieing and being 
in Sabridgeworthe within the said Countie of Hertf. of estate to gyve or to 
sell for he saieth he knoweth hym to take the profitts therof to his owne 
use as owner therof and at Chnstmas was foure yeres he saieth the said 
John Beltofte was so seasyd of the premisses and he being so seasyd to 
his remembrance he saieth aboute Candelmas was foure yeres gave and 
graunted the said tenement and other the premisses withe all and singuler 
th'appnrtenences to one Henry Chauncye or Robert Chauncye and other 
by deade whiche he saieth was wrytten ^ther by the said Henry or Robert 
Qiatmcy and the contents and use of the same deade he saieth was that 
Maigaret the wief of the said John Beltofte shuld have the premisses fc^ 
term of xx yeres if she lyved so longe and after that that the said Richard 
Beltofte shuld have the same to hym and the heyres of his body lawfully 
begotten and for lacke of soche issue that one Edmonde Beltofte the 
brother of the said John Beltofte should have the same but what estate he 
•hold have therein he remembreth not which things or [one word iJUg%liid\ 



88 English Ancestry of American Bdknapa [Jan. 

he knoweth to be true by reason that he was present at the estate made 
and there hard the deade redde by the said Robert Channcy then being 
present one Rauff Roke Michaell Waller John Tredgold John Galloway 
William Dyer and Edmonde Beltofte but [Unmy about Jive wordi missing] 
he remembreth not and the estate he saieth was made at the said tenement 
called CurraontB by the said Robert Channcy and the said Margaret and 
Richard Beltofte receavyed the same at his hands by delyrery of the ring 
of the door with the said dead and a dot of earthe and then put them into 
the house first the said Margaret and then the said Richard Beltofte but by 
what authority the said Robert Chauncy so did he saieth he knoweth not 
And he saiethe the said tenement and other the premisses be worthe xvij s. 
by the. year for this deponent hath gyven ziij s. iiij d. by the yere for the 
said tenement without Uie said ij acres whiche be worth ij s. an acre bat 
what is payied oute of it to the cheaf lorde or lords he knoweth not nor re- 
membreth howe longe the said Westwood hath occupied the premisses nor 
yet knoweth by what tytle he hath occupied the same [? since] the deathe 
of the said Marsaret but duryng her lyff he occupied the same as in her 
[^ieveral wards uUgihUi] of the said graunte but more he knoweth not in 
this matter. [Here follows what is evidently meant for the mark of John 
Hongston, but it is not so described.] 

John Tredegold of Halyngbury Bowser in the Countie of Essex of the 
age of xl years swome and examyned the daie and yere abovesaid saieth 
and disposeth by virtue of his othe that he doth know that one John Bel- 
tofte was seassyed in fee symple of and in one tenement with a garden 
plott and two acres of arrable land called Curraunts set lieing and being in 
Sabricheworthe within the Countie of Hertf. and he was therof so seassed 
at Christmas was foure years and then taketh the profits therof as owner 
of the same to his certeyn knowledge and he being so therof seasyd aboute 
Candelmas was foure yeres (what £tye he remembreth not) did gyve and 
graunt the said tenement and other the premisses with all and singuler 
th'appurtenances to one Henry Chauncy and other by deade whiche was 
writtyn by one Robert Chauncye And the contents of the said deade he 
saieth was that the said Henry Chauncy and his feoffes shuld stond therof 
seasyd to them and their heires to the use of Margaret the wief of the s^d 
John Beltofte for the terme of xx years and after that to the use of the 
said Richard Beltofte and the heyres of his body lawfully begotten and for 
lacke of suche yssue to the use of one Edmonde Beltofte (the brother of 
the said John Beltofte) and his'heires for ever whiche he saieth he knoweth 
to be true by reason he was in the house of the said John when the said 
deade was caryed in to hym to be sealyd and also was present when lyvery 
and season was made at the said tenement called Curraunts accordingly and 
there hard it redde by the said Robert Chauncey who made lyvery of th'ea- 
tate unto the said Margaret with the ryng of the dore of the said tenement 
and so they went into the house and as he supposeth they and Robert 
Chauncey so did by force of a letter of attorney to hym made by the said 
John Beltofte and then ther weare present he saieth Michaell Waller John 
Hongston William Dyar and John Galloway And he saieth the said tene- 
ment and other the premisses are worth xvj s. by the yere or theraboute 
above all charges and the said Westwood he saieth hath occupied the 
premisses by the space of thies three years and his wief died aboute seynt 
James tyde was a twelmoneth and till her death he occupied the same as 
in the right of the said Margaret his wief by force of the said [one word 



1914] English Ancestry of American Belknaps 89 

iOegihUf ? permit] but by what title he hath occupied it sithe he knoweth 
not nor can any farther difipose. 

Robert Chaunsy of Wydford in the Countie of Ebbbx Gent of the age of 
xxxiij yeres or more sworne and examyned the xxviijth daie of January in 
the fourth yere of the reigne of our said soveraigne lord kynge Edward the 
sixt [1549/50] saieth and deposseth by virue of his othe that he doth know 
that about vj yeres past one J oho Beltofte was seasyd in fee symple of and 
in one tenemeut with a garden plotte and ij acres of arrable land called 
Currauntes sett lying and being in Sabricheworthe within the Countie of 
Hertf. whiche he knoweth aswell by the [? sight] of the [^several words 
illegible'] therof in the lyff of the said John Bel toft as in that he knoweth 
hym take the rents issues and profetts therof quyetly as owner of the same 
And he also saieth that he is [on^ word illegible] that the said John Bel toft 
gave and grauntyd the said tenement and other the premisses with all and 
einguler th' appurtenances to one Henry Chauncye the brother of this de- 
ponent Robert Goodaye and other to [? have] to them and their heyres to 
the use and behouff of Anne [*i<?] his wiff for terme of xx yeres if she 
should so long lyve and if she died within the terme of xx yeres then to 
the use and behoufE of Richard Beltofte Complaynant and his heyres and 
assigns for ever whiche he saieth he knoweth to be true by reason that he 
the same deponent at the request and desire of the said John Beltofte did 
upon the sight of the said deade [one word illegible'] penne and engrosse 
the same feoffem according to the devise of the said John Beltofte together 
with a letter of attorney therin conteyned made unto this deponent to make 
lyvery and seysyn according to the said deade of feoffem wherupon he 
saieth that after the said John Beltofte had sealed and delyvered the saide 
deade of feoffem as his deade unto this deponent in the presence of Edmunde 
Beltofte his brother Mychael Waller and other whose names he remem- 
breth not he the same deponent with other went to the said tenement and 
there he redde the said feoffem with the letter of attorney and then avoyded 
all [one word illegible] peasably onto [one word illegible] the house and 
therupon by the delyvery of the said deade with the ryng of the dore made 
lyvery and seasyn therof according to the tenor and effect of the said 
deade unto one of the feoffes mennconyd in the said deade but to which of 
them he now remembreth not he went into a feld called Heydon to one of 
the said ij acres and after that there cut uppe a peace of earthe and de- 
lyvered it with a sticke unto the hands of the same feoffe then being present 
the said Mychaell Waller tenant therof who then gave a peny to the 
said feoffe and [one word illegible, ? attorned] tenant to the same feoffes 
and they gave a peny unto the said Richard Beltofte and attorned tenant 
to hym also. John Treadegold John Hongston and other whose names he 
remembreth not. And after the lyvery and seyson so executyd this de- 
ponent with other returned agayne unto the said John Beltofte and there 
before hym and the said Edmunde Beltofte he declaryd what he had done 
wherwithall the said John Beltofte was well pleasyd and declaryd hymself 
to the said Edmunde Beltofte his brother what he had done in the premisses 
and therupon in the sight of the said John and Edmunde Beltofte and the 
said Anne [sic] ther was a chest brought to this deponent wherynto he put 
the said feoffement and the said Anne [sic] receyved it at the hands of 
this deponent but what the premisses be worth by the yere he knoweth not 
otherwise than by report by whiche report he saieth it is worth xiij s. 
iiij d. by the yere and the said Anne [sic] he saieth died aboute Seynt 
James tyde was a twelmoneth and Uie said Westwood occupieth the 



90 Engliah Ancestry of American Bdhnaps [Jan. 

premifises by force of an other deade as it is reported made by the said John 
Beltofte about a twelmoneth after the making of the said feoffement but 
more or otherwise he saith he cannot deposse. per me Robrtum Chauncy. 
(Town Depositions, 8 Edward VI [15491. Michaelmas Term. Bundle 
17/2.) 

Memorand. that in the Terme of Ester that is to saie the xxiiijth day 
of Apriell the fyveth yere of the reign of our soveraign lord Eklwarde the 
flixt [1551] by the grace of god kyng of England Fraunce and Ireland 
defendor of the faith and of the Church of England and also of Ireland in 
earth the supreme hedd upon matter in variaunce longe tyme dependyng 
before the kyng in his high court of Chauncerie betweene Richard Beltoft 
of Sabridgworth in the countie of Hertf. playntyf and Thomas Westwood 
of Mawelynlawffer in the countie of Essex husbandman defendaunt of 
and for one Tenement with a garden and two acres of arrable land or 
therabowte therunto belongyng called Curraunts sett lying and beyng in 
Sabridgworth aforsaid Wherunto the said defend, made Answer and the 
playntyf replied and were at a perfict yssue And Wytnes brought in to the 
said Court on both parties and the said matier and the circumstaunces of 
the same beyng in the said Court of Chauncery often tymes sene redde 
and fully understaude for a quyetnes to be had betwene the said partie6 
It is by the right honorable 8ir Richard Riche knyght lorde Riche and lord 
Chauncellour of Englande and the hole Courte of Chauncery by the 
mutuall assentes full agreament and consentes of both the said parties 
ordered adiudged and decreed that the said Thomas Westwood shall haue 
hold an inioye the said tenement and garden and two acres of land with 
the appurtenences in Sabridgworth aforsaid to hym and to his heyres of 
Margarett his late wife for ever more With oute any lett ympedyment or 
molestacion of the said Rychard Beltoft or of his heyres or of any other 
by his payement And also it is further ordered adiudged and decreed by 
the said lorde Chauncellor and Court of Chauncery by .the assentes aforsud 
that the said Rychard Beltoft and his heyres shall at all tymes do and 
suffer to be don all and every thing and thinges for the further assuraunce 
of the premisses to the said Thomas Westwood and his heyres as shalbe 
reasonably devysed by the Councell learned in the la we of the said Thomas 
Westwood and his heires a thisside the Feaste of the Natyvite of our 
lorde God next ensuyng the date of this decree at the costes and chardges 
in the lawe of the said defendaunt be it by fyne feoffament release with 
warrauntie ageynst the said Richard Beltoft and his heyres or otherwise 
In consideration wherof it is further decreed that the said Thomas West- 
wood and his heires shall pay or cause to be paied to the said Richard 
Beltoft his executours or assignes six pound of lawfull money of England 
in maner and forme followyng that is to say three pounds vi s. eight pence 
at the consignment of this decree and at the feast of the nattivte of oure 
lord next comyng in the parishe church of Sabridgeworth aforsaid three 
and fyftie shillins foure pence residew of the same some of six poundes in 
full contentacion and payment of the said some of six ponndes. (Enrolled 
Decrees, Chancery, No. 8/28.) 

The Will of RiCHARDB Beltofte "of the pishe of Sabridgeworth in 
the Countie of Hartford Husbandeman beinge sick in Bodie . • . hy 
reason of age," 20 August 1594. To bee buryed in the Churcheyarae of 
the pishe Church of Sabridgeworthe. To Tenne poore Folcks inhabytinge 
in the pishe of Sabridgeworth Tenne Groats Bteilinge} that is to saye, to 



1914] Engliah Ancestry of American Belknaps 91 

everye one of them foure pence apeece att the daye of my bnryall. To 
Clement Sutton, Willm : Sutton, and Richard Sutton, my Sisters sonnes, 
direllinge in Docksall in the Countye of Essex, lOs., that is to saye, to 
everye of them 38. 4d. apeece, wthin size monethes next after my decease. 
** Item I Geve to Abraham Beltofte sonne to Bennett Beltoft my God- 
childe Tenne shillings to be paide him wthin one yeere next after my de- 
cease." To Josias Beltofte my Sonne my Best Bedd standinge in the 
Parler, with the Bedsteade as it is, a payer of my best Fyne Flaxen Sheets, 
the moste principall Sheets I have in the Howse, the Best Coveringe, a 
payer of the Best Blancketts, the Best Fillowes, and other furniture to the 
same Bedd belonginge, to his owne proper use and bestowe att his free will 
and pleasure. To the said Josias the Table and Frame withe the Settle 
standinge in the Hall. To the saidd Josias my Sonne my Best Brasse Panne 
and my Best Brasse Pott I have in the Howse, to use and dispose att his 

rleasure, wth Two Chests as they are standinge in the Parler out [«tc, 
one] att the Bedds Hedd and th'other att the Bedds Feete. My full pur- 
pose mynde and intent is That all and singuler suche Goods Chattells 
moveables and possessions whatsoever, That is to saye, all manner Come 
and graine, Horsses, kyne, Cattells, Househouldstuffe, ymplements, uten- 
sills,. apparell, Lynnen, wollen, and other possessions and necessaries what- 
soever to me Lawfullie belonginge and whereof I shalbee possessed att the 
tyme of my deathe, The goods and severall bequests first afore geven and 
bv this my present Laste will devised onlie excepted, shalbee by myne 
£xecutor and Overseers hereunder named, wth some other neighbors and 
assistants whome they shall thinck good, devided into Two equall pts and 
porcions as nere as possiblie canne, the one proper pte and porcion to bee 
and remayne to the sole and onlie proper use and behouft of Josias Beltoft 
my Sonne, the said Josias after the same equall pticion and devision to 
liave frr]ee libertie to choose whether pte he will or his assignes for him, 
and th other pte and porcion to bee and remayne to Bennett Beltoft my 
Sonne, whom I make and Ordeyne sole Executor of this psent Last will 
and Testament Overseers : Christopher Preston and WUlm : Perrye <^ 
Fryers, and to eyther of them for their paynes Ss. 4d. a peece. If Josias 
my Sonne shall decease before the tyme of this pte to him growinge due, 
the same shall wholye bee & Remayne to the afrenamed Bennett Beltoft 
& his heirs for ever. The mke of the saide Richard Beltoft the Testator, 
p. me WiUmum Compton. Witnesses : Richard Darter wth others, Raufe 
Broune, Raufe Perie, John Smyth. (Commissary Court of London for 
Essex and Herts [Somerset House], original will.) 

The Will of Josias Belknap "of the pshe of Sabridgouth Co. Har- 
f«ard," 28 January 1599 [1599/1600]. Unto my Brother Bennet Belk- 
nappe my landes & £20 of money, whereof he oweth me £6 for three 
yeares rent for my landes, & he oweth me more for one yeare, £5 : 6 : 8, & 
I lent him £7 the 25th. Januaire, & I give him those goodes & legacies 
wch my &th' left me & the lynnen & househoulde stuffe wch he hath of 
myne in his keepinge & all my apparell but one black suite & one black 
eloke. To my cousin John Brown in Southwark £20, & to Jone his wyfe 
80 nobles, & 1 give him my white coton & all suche lynnen as I have in 
his house & one suite of blacke & one black cloke & one Bonde of Daell 
[? Daniel] Sheltons to the some of £10 & one Bill of William Shelton to 
the some of £10 & all my small Billes & Bondes & all such dettes as may 
be gott upp in Ireland. To his servannte Annie 20s. To the Poore of 
Seraidgeoath 40s. There is due me uppon a certaine aooomptes £40, that 



92 English Ancestry of Ama^can BelJcnaps [Jan. 

being received I give to my broth' Ralfe Browne £5, to my Brother 
Robart £5, & to my cosen «7ohn £10 more, & to the Poore where I shalbe 
buried 208., & 40s. more to the Poore in Sabridgeouth pshe, & to my sister 
Marye Browne widowe £5, & to Mrs. ffraunces Shelton fower aiingells to 
make her a Ringe, & the rest to my Brother Bennett Belknappe, whom I 
make full extr &. my cosen Jolm Browne my Overseer. Witnesses: 
ffraunces H ads wells, Josias Belknappe, John Lawlye. Proved 6 February 
1599 [1599/1600] by Benedict Belknappe, executor. (P. C. C, Wal- 
lopp, 10.) 

The Will of Bennet Beltopt " of Sabridge worth in the Countie of 
Hartford husbandman," 14 April 1623. Unto Tenn poore people of the 
pishe of Sabridgworth ds. 4d., to be paid unto them wthm one month 
after my decease. Unto Grace my wife my Messuage or Tenement wheare 
in I now dwell, wthall the barnes, stables, & oughthowses, yards, orchards, 
& gardens theare unto belonginge, Lyinge & beinge in Sabridgworth, and 
allso all my free Land Lyinge in Sabridgworth, duringe hur natural Ijrfe, 
& to keepe my Howsen in good & suffycient repracon, & that she shall 
make no stripe nor waste of the wood, And after hur decease my sayd 
Tenement, wthall the barnes, stables, oughthowses, yards, orchards, & 
gardens theare unto belonginge, and all so all my free Land aforesaid, I 
^ve & bequeathe unto Josyas Beltoft my sonn And to the heires of his 
Body Lawfully begotten, " and for want of heires of his body lawfully be- 
gotten then my will & mynd is that the foresaid Tenement & free Land 
shall be & remayne unto Abraham Beltoft my sonn & his heires for ever." 
Unto Fraunces Beltofte my daughter my Joyned Bedsted now standinge in 
the parler, wth one fetherbed, one fether boulster, two fether pillowes, 
two blanckets, two payer Of sheetes, one flexen & the other Lenen [?], one 
payer of pilloweres, & a coveringe, one Longe Table wth a frame standing 
in the parler. Two of the best Joyned stolles, my Beste brasse pott, two of 
the best pewter platteres, two of the best Candelstickes, Two of the best 
pewter porringers, & the best sault siller. Unto John Beltoft my sonn one 
bedstedell standinge in the Cheseloft, one flockbed, one boulster, one payer 
of sheets, one [<om, ? blanket], & a coveringe. Unto Dannill Beltoft my 
sonn one Bedsted standinge in the Chamber ou[fom] the hall & the fether- 
bed theare on, one boulster, the best flexen sheete that was his grand- 
motheres, one payer of sheets, one blancket, & one coveringe. " Item I 
give & bequeathe unto Abraham Beltofte my son twentye shiUinges of good 
& Lawfully mony of England to be payd unto him by myne Executors 
wth in one yeare next after my decease Item I give & bequeathe unto 
Abraham Beltoft my Grand Child & godsonn Tenn shillinges of good & 
LawfuU mony of England to be payd within one yeare next after my de- 
cease by myne Executors." Unto Josyas Beltoft my sonn the table & 
frame standinge in the hall, wth the frame benchees & settelles theare 
unto belongeinge, all wayes to beloft [?] to the bowse. All the rest of my 
movable goods & chattolles, come, & Cattell, what so ever not before be- 
queathed, unto Grace my wife & Josyas Beltofte my sonn, whome I make 
my Executors. I appoynt Willm : Preston and Willm : Addam my oner- 
seeares, & I give unto eyther of them for theare paynes Ss. 4d. apeece. 
The marke of Bennet Beltofte. Witnesses : Willm : Preston, The marke 
of Raphe Browne see'. The mark of Willm : Addam. Proved at Stortford 
15 June 1624 by the executors named.* (Commissary Court of London 
for Essex and Herts [Somerset House], original will.) 

• Vide i^gnra, p. 88. 

[To be conoladed] 



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BOBEBT HUCKIXS OF THE DOVER COMBDiATIOX 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Hnna Wi 1 1 ■ ii Haxbos, A.M., T.r..ll>, U S«w York Citf 
[Q ui tinne d froa voi. 4« , pa^ 354] 



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94 Deicendanls of Roh&rt HucJcins [Jan. 

vili. Osgood, b. 18 Sept. 1803 ; d. nnm. 4 Dec. 1829. 

ix. Haknah, b. 19 Sept. 1805 ; d. 22 July 1854 ; m. 17 Jane 1823 her 
cousin, Paul C. Watson (13, iy, 4), s. of Daniel and Lvdia* 
(Hucklns), g. V. Ctiildren, b. at Tamwortb: 1. Orison^^ of Ro- 
chester, farmer, b. 8 Nov. 1823 ; d. 26 Jane 1899 ; m. at Rochester, 
7 Oct. 1849, Hannah Allen, daa. of William and Sarah (Nate), b. 
at Rochester 17 Jane 1826, d. 16 May 1884. 2. James H., b. 2 Sept. 
1825; d. 5 Sept. 1827. 3. Joseph Huckins, of Natick, Mass., 1849, 
merchant, b. 22 Jane 1827 ; d. 20 Jan. 1881 ; m. at Nashaa, 24 Dec. 
1849 (town records), Eliza Ann Franklin, dau. of Ezra and Ellzft 
(Dimick), b. at Lyme 1830, d. 23 Mar. 1890. 4. Daniel, of Natick, 
Mass., shoemaker, b. 17 July 1829; d. unm. 10 Mar. 1852. 5. 
CUissaAnn^ b. 27 Mar. 1832; d. unm. at Somersworth 12 Sept. 
1860. 6. Sarah, b. 4 Jan. 1835 ; d. 7 Jan. 1835. 7. Osgood Buck- 
ins, of Natick, Mass., merchant, b. 4 Mar. 1836; living s.p, 
(1910) at Worcester, Mass; m. (1} at Lovell, Me., 10 Sept. 1857, 
Olive Knox, dau. of Samuel and ()live (Kimball), b. at Ctiatham, 
N. H., 7 Apr. 1836, d. 26 Mav 1865; m. (2) 6 Dec. 1870 Afary E. 
Centerbar, dau. of Triffly and Eliza A. (Hendrix), b. at Enosburg, 
Yt., 22 Apr. 1846, living (1910) at Natick, Mass. 8. James Har- 
vey, b. 23 July 1838; d. in infancy. 9. Lydia J., b. 17 Nov. 1839; 
d. 20 Feb. 1908; m. at Natick, Mass., 22 May 1861, Adelbert 0. 
Pearse, s. of Joshua and Mary J. (Fuller), of Natick, Mass., shoe- 
maker, b. at Hope, Me., 5 Jan. 1841, d. 25 Apr. 1905. 10. Anna 
M., b. 2 Sept. 1842; living (1910); m. at Shelbume, Mass., 10 
Apr. 1865, Silas Jenkins, s. of Thomas R. and Nancy B. (Smith), 
of Durham, merchant, b. at Chattiam 13 Mar. 1840, living (1910). 
11. Oren Harvey, of Chatham,N. H., and of Jamaica Plain, Mass., 
farmer, b. 2 Sept. 1845 ; d. Aug. 1910 ; m. 4 Feb. 1869 Esther East- 
man, b. at BartleU 1850, living (1910) at Fryeburg, Me. 12. JJote, 
of Natick, Mass., carpenter, b. 25 Oct. 1847; livhig (1910) ; m. at 
Ck>nway, 10 Oct. 1870, Chira V. Stevens, dau. of Augustus Y. and 
Clarissa D. (Green), b. at Shelbume 25 June 1850, living (1910). 
13. George, b. 11 May 1850; d. 18 July 1850. 

X. Joseph, b. 24 July 1807 ; d. unm. at Bangor, Me., 15 June 1828 {Banr 
gor Hist. Mag., vol. 2, p. 183). 

xl. Lois, b. 9 Nov. 1809 ; d. 29 July 1875 ; m. Elbridoe A. Wabo, 8. 
of Jonathan and Mary (Moulton), of Freedom, farmer, b. at Free- 
dom 1806, who m. (2) 12 Mar. 1876 Mehitable Sanborn. Only 
child, b. at Freedom : 1. Albert N,,^ of Freedom, farmer, soldier 
in the Civil War, b. 1836 ; d. 1868 ; m. at Concord, 10 Apr. 1860, 
Hannah E. Stevens, dau. of Chandler and Judith, b. at Concord 
1840. 

xii. Ltdia, b. 28 Mar. 1813 ; d. unm. 6 Oct. 1828. 

80. JosiAH* HucKiNS {Thomas^* ThomaSy^ Hohert* James^* Roberi^)^ 
farmer, bom at Durham 17 May 1768, died about 1810. He mar- 
ried, about 1790, Mart' (Randall) Dutch, widow, daughter of 
Thomas* (Miles^). 

He was of Lee, 1776, but is not mentioned in the records of that 
town after 1793. He was at Parsonsfield, Me., in 1800 (Strafford 
Deeds, vol. 38), and at Ossipee Grore, with wife Mary, in 1808 
(t&., vol. 43, p. 436). He removed about 1806 to Canada, where 
he is said to have been employed in bridge construction. 

Children, the first five bom at Lee, the last in Canada, the others 
at Ossipee : 

1. BkbbocaJ b. 2 Sept. 1791; d. at North Adams, Mich., 5 Apr. 1876; 
m. (1) at Melbourne, P. Q., abt. 1810, Josbph^ Gallup, s. of Joseph* 
and Miriam (Brigham) (Gallup Family, p. 128), of Melbourne, 
P. Q., 1810, Athens, Mich., 1834, GranviUe, Mich., 1886, Medina, 
Mich., 1842, farmer, b. at Hartiand, Yt., 2 June 1789, d. 27 Oct. 
1840; m. (2) 27 Dec. 1842 Ezsobl^ Gallup, brother of her de* 



1914] Descendants of Robert Huckins 95 

ceased hosbuid. b. at Hartland, Vt., 6 July 1787, d. IB Jan. 1860. 
Children by first husband, the first eight b. at Melbourne, P. Q., 
the others in Franklin Co., K. Y. (family Bible in possession, 1910, 
of Eliza A.* (OaUup) GaUup, of Hudson. Mich.) : 1. Mary (Folly),* 
b. 24 Feb. 1812 ; d. 6 Apr. 1884 ; m. abt. 1860 Harrison Post of 
North Adams, Mich., farmer. 2. Fidelia, b. 24 Mar. 1814; d. at 
Hartland, Yt., 12 Nov. 1881 ; m. abt. 1836 Jefllerson Bagley, s. of 
Thomas Jefferson and Olive (Perkins), of Hartford, Vt., farmer, 
b. at Hartland, Yt., 28 July 1806, d. 8 June 1887. 8. Bebecca, b. 
81 Oct. 1816; d. 27 Feb. 1887; m. at Whitby, Ont.. 11 Oct. 1886, 
David Hubbell of Lexington, Mich., carpenter, b. 27 Feb. 1815, 
d. 11 Oct. 1861. 4. Martha, b. 10 Sept. 1817; d. 26 Dec. 1885; m. 
25 July 1885 Benjamin* Hoadley, s. of Jonathan' and Lydia 
(Jaquith) (Hoadley Genealogy, pp. 212-8), of Westville Centre, 
N. Y., farmer, b. at Willsborough, N. Y., 12 Apr. 1808, d. 27 Apr 
1895. 5. Olive, b. 17 Jan. 1819 ; d. 26 Apr. 1878 ; m. 28 Oct. 1848 
Henry Tucker, s. of Purley and Rebecca F. (Lyon?), of Wheatland, 
Mich., farmer, b. in Connecticut 8 June 1808, d. 2 Mar. 1884. 6. 
Joseph, b. 21 Jan. 1821; d. unm. 28 Apr. 1840. 7. Uaac, b. 8 
Nov. 1823; d. 17 June 1836. 8. Elita A., b. 10 Sept. 1824; living 
(1910) at Hudson, Mich. ; m. 27 Dec. 1842 Ezekiel' Gallup, s. of 
EzekieU (named above) and Pamela (Batchelder), of Hudson, 
Mich., farmer, b. at Melbourne, P. Q., 22 Apr. 1817. 9. £li$ha, 
of Coffeyville, Kans., 1874, Oswego, Kans., 1879, Delta, Colo., 
1904, miner, b. 81 Dec. 1826; living (1910) ; m. (1) 15 Oct. 1851 
Charilla McOmber, dau. of Joseph and Eliza (Acker), b. in Jeffer- 
son Co., N. Y., 27 Feb. 1827, d. 28 June 1864 ; m. (2) 18 Aug. 1865 
Elizabeth Grow, dau. of Wells E. and Minerva (Lamoureux), b. 21 
Apr. 1887, living (1910). 10. Maria X., b. 2 May 1829 ; d. 2 Feb. 
1878 ; m. 24 Mar. ^852 Alonzo Raymond of Adrian, Mich., farmer, 
d. 1875. 
11. EuzABBTH, b. 21 Apr. 1793; d. at Croton, Out., 6 June 1871; m. at 
Melbourne, P. Q., 11 Feb. 1812, Capt. Jambs Gates Gibson, s. of 

and (Gates), of Melbourne, P. Q., Chatham, Ont., 

1837, Croton, Out., 1844, farmer, b. in New Hampshire 22 Nov. 
1790, d. Mar. 1859. Children, the last b. at Chatham, Out., the 
others at Melbourne, P. Q. (family Bible in possession, 1910, of 
James M.* Gibson, s. of Matilon B.,' of Thames ville, Ont.) : 1. 
Mary,* b. 25 Nov. 1812; d. 2 July 1873; m. at Melbourne, P. Q., 
17 Mar. 1835, Ira Greenwood, s. of Hezekiah and Nancy (Bixby), 
of Melbourne, P. Q., shoemaker, b. at Ely, P. Q., 4 Dec. 1809, d. 
at Croton, Out., 20 Feb. 1901. 2. Nancy, b. 240ct. 1814; d. unm. 
Feb. 1832. 3. James Nelson, b. 23 Jan. 1816; d. 1816. 4. Eliza- 
beth Alice, b. 12 Dec. 1817; d. 20 Mar. 1907; m. at Chatham, Out., 
17 Mar. 1840, Capt. James Cameron, s. of James and Margaret 
(Mitchell), of Walpole Island, Ont., teacher, b. at Aberdeen, Scot- 
land, 13 Apr. 1814, d. at WaUaceburg, Ont., 8 Aug. 1892. 5. 
Maria, b. 4 Jan. 1820; d. at WaUaceburg, Ont., 20 Dec. 1904; m. 
at Croton, Out., 10 May 1848, Piatt Merrill, s. of Simeon and Nancy 
(Page), of Croton, Ont., lumberman, b. at Sullivan, N. Y., 6 Jan. 
1811, d. at Dresden, Ont., 13 July 1890. 6. James, b. 21 Jan. 1822 ; 
d. Apr. 1828. 7. 6'arah A., b. 3 Dec. 1824; d. at Bandon, Oreg., 
1902; m. at Croton, Ont., 16 Jan. 1843, William Walker, s. of 
William and Sarah (Walker), of Croton, Ont., merchant. 8. Jane, 
b. 22 May 1826; d. at WaUaceburg, Ont., 1897; m. 1857 James B. 
McDougall of WaUaceburg, Ont. 9. Hannah, b. 20 June 1828; 
d. unm. at Croton, Out., 1877. 10. Mahlon B., of Croton, 
Out., bUcksmith,b. 18 Sept. 1830; d. 13 Jan. 1907; m. 7 Nov. 1854 
Mary Jane Burwell, dau. of Robert and Mary (Johnson), b. 28 
Aug. 1829, d. at Wabash, Ont., 31 Aug. 1893. 11. Luda, b. 2 May 
1833 ; d. 1887. 12. Bosina, b. 20 June 1885 ; d. 1837. 13. Vic- 
toria A.,h.B Oct. 1837; d. at Whitby, Out., 28 Mar. 19i3; m. at 
Croton, Ont., Jan. 1857, John W. Snary, s. of John and Elizabeth 
(BUton), of Croton, Ont., fanner, b. at Crohand, co. Lincoln, Eng. 
88. ill. Thomas, b. 1795. 



96 Descendants of Robert Suckins [Jan. 

89. iy. Abijah, b. 6 Aag. 1796. 

90. y. Miles, b. 1798. 

91. vl. Noah. b. 1800. 

98. vll. Isaac C, b. 16 Aug. 1803. 
93. ylU. JosiAH, b. 20 Nov. 1806. 

ix. Mart, d. 8. p.; m., as bis second wife, William Paxton of Port 
Perry, Ont., farmer. 

31. John* Huckins (Joseph,* Joseph,^ Roberty* James,^ Robert^), yeoman, 
bom at Nottingham 24 Mar. 1762, died 17 Mar. 1810 (family 
Bible of Joseph* Huckins). He married first, at Oilman ton, 18 
July 1784 (town records), Hannah Mudgktt, who died 1807, 
daughter of Benjamin and Hannah (Bean), first settlers at Gil- 
manton (Lancaster's Gilmanton, p. 66); and secondly, 15 Nov. 
1808 (town records), Rebecca Mart Edgerlt of Gilmanton. 

He was of Gilmanton, 1773, and of Parsonsfield, Me., 1779. 

He was in Sinclair's company at West Point in the fall of 1780 
(N. H. State Papers, vol. 14, pp. 121, 164). 

Children by first wife, Uie first seven bom at Gilmanton, the 
others at Parsonsfield, Me. (town records) : 

i. AnnJ b. 27 Oct. 1784; d. 12 Sept. 1868; m. abt. 1804 Stephen 
OiuNViLLR, 8. of Joseph and Mary (Dearborn's Parsonsfield, pp. 
881, 460), of Conway and of Effingham, miller, b. at Parsonsfield, 
Me.. 29 June 1777, d. 28 July 1848. Children, the first b. at Con- 
way, the others at Effingham (family Bible in possession, 1910, 
of Anna M.' Taylor, dau. of Clarissa* (Granville) , of Brookline, 
Mass.): 1. Clarissa * b. 14 May 1806; d. 4 Sept. 1894; m. 19 
May 1825 Elijah Taylor, s. of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Davis), 
of Effingham, farmer, b. at Effingham 12 Nov. 1802, d. 20 Oct. 
1883. 2. Thomas C, of Ossipee, farmer, b. 80 July 1807; d. 21 
May 1839; m. Lucinda Kennet, dau. of John and Sarah (Tuttle). 
8. Samuel, of Avon, Me., and Farmlngton, Me., carpenter, b. 19 
Mar. 1809; d. 6 Aug. 1846; m. Mary Barter, b. In Maine 31 Mar. 
1802, d at Benton Harbor, Mich., 15 Dec. 1892. 4. Hannah, b. 25 
Sept. 1811 ; d. unm. 15 July 1891. 5. Stephen, of Danvers, Mass., 
carpenter, b. 14 Mar. 1813; d. at Qinton, Iowa, 6 Dec. 1857; 
m. Elizabeth Wilklus, widow. 6. Joseph, of Fremont, clergyman, 
b. 6 Jan. 1816 ; d. 8 June 1897 ; m. 2 Jan. 1838 Abigail K. Allard, dau. 
of Samuel and Anna (Kennet), b. at Albany, N.Y., 1 Dec. 1818, d. 
16 Mar. 1893. 7. Maria, b. 23 Sept. 1818; d. 1868; m. in Boston, 
1 Jan. 1851, as bis second wife, John H. Onish, s. of John U., of 
Brookllue, Mass., barber, constable, b. at Marblehead, Mass., 
1812, d. 6 Sept. 1880. 8. Oren H., of SomerviUe, Mass., teacher, 
merchant, soldier in the Civil War, b. 27 Nov. 1820; d. 18 Apr. 
1884; m. (1) at SomervUle, Mass., 8 Oct. 1847, Catherine A. 
Dupee, dau. of William and Catherine, b. at Westford, Mass., 
1823, d. 29 Mar. 1854; m. (2) at Cambridge, Mass., 11 July 1854, 
Mary A. (Callahan) Collins, widow, b. at Ferrlsburg, Vt., 1828, 
d. in New York City 1 1 June 1896. 9. Dea, John V., of Effingham, 
farmer, b. 26 Dec. 1822 ; d. 23 June 1901 ; m. (1)1 June 1853 Mary 
A." Chapman, dau. of Mark^ and Ruth M. (Wedgwood) (Edward 
Chapman and Family, p. 87; Maine Genealoaist^ vol.S,p. 147), b. at 
ParHonsfleld, Me., 22 Sept. 1828, d. 12 Dec. 1864 ; m. (2) 9 Sept. 1866 
his second cousin, Olive J.* Huckins (99, ii), dau. of Nicholas E.^ 
and Nancy (Shute), q. r. 10. Sophronia A., b. 23 July 1825; d. 8 
Nov. 1887 ; m. 28 Nov. 1847 Cyrus Champion, s. of William and 
Hannah (Penniel), of Effingham, farmer, b. at Effingham Dec 

1822, d. 20 Dec. . 11. Mary, b. 26 May 1829 ; d. unm. 14 Feb. 

1864. 

11. Stephen, b. 26 Mar. 1786 ; said to have d. at Liverpool, Eng., abt. 
1809 ; said to have m. a Miss Farrikgtom of Conway, and to have 
had one daughter. 



1914] Descendants of Robert Huchins 97 

iiL Hannah Bobbrtson, b. 19 Feb. 1789; <L #. p. (?) 83 Nor. 1663 ; m. 
S3 Noy. 1809 (town records) Houjc Plaistkd (8, fr, 2), s. of WO- 
lism and Hannah* Hockins, q. v. 

hr. Sabah, b. S8 Jan. 1791 ; d. at Franklin 91 Jan. 1852 rtombittooe) ; 
B. abi. 18 10 StkphknS. Chapman of Gilford. Onl j ( ?; ciiild. b. at 
Gilford : 1. tiabeaa* m. at Gibnanton, 29 Jan. 1833, as his second 
wife, Cbartes Hiram Gould of Franldin. paper-maker, b. 1811, 
who m. (3) 5 Not. 18^ Elizabeth K. (Colbj) Griffin, widow. 

T. SuNiCB, b. 31 Dec. 1792; d. 30 Ang. 1»47; m. 9 Mar. I>^15 ''town 
rec^mis) WnxiAM Mn>Grrr, s. of Joseph and Mebitable fEmstr 
nan), of Bristol, farmer, b. at Poplin 29 Kot. I7i^, d. 13 Nor. 
1876. ChildreB, b. at Bristol : 1. Marf Moomef Smith.* b, 2u Feb. 
1816; d. t.p. 10 Dec. It^Z; m 3 Not. 1843 Dca. James H. Brown, 
a. of Ber. Amos and Abigafl (Cbenej;. of Bristol and of HUl, 
fiumer, member of the Le^latore. b. at Bristol 3 Jalj 1«19, 
d. 28 Sept. l!«75. 2. Hannah Umckins, b. 21 Apr. 1819; <L 10 Mar, 
1836. 3- Jr^km Fkaa'*4er.h. 15 SepC 1821; d. 17 Oct- 1812. 4. 
Cdtrim Hmrkims. of Bristol. NortluS^rkL Vt.^ l^oZ, Bri*t/>1, Ir^Si*, 
aad of Hopkxnton, l?e7. farmer, member of the Lezi^lat'ire, b. 1 
Aug. 1823 ; d. 27 Ape. !•> ; m. M^ 10 Joly 1<>1 Jaii* ¥Uirt:r, dan. 
of EUis and Hamiah ^crres). b. at Xortr.i3eUL Vt.. 19 Apr 1^27, 
d. 18 Dec. I^N5; m. ,2;'2» Ort. l'v'7 Clara 'Fi*!>rr, Lamprej, 
sister of his deceased wife axkd wklow of Bcibea. b. in Canada 
11 JalT 1*24. d- 12 SepC l-'Jl: m. iZ, 13 >^pt. I»V2 Mary J, 
(Petry'; Dow, dan. of Vamasi aid Dorothy ^Frttfrh^ aM mA^rw 
of J. FreEcii- b. at Xew fr>?v^n 1 J-i^y j-26. l.rii.^ 'Vy.*., at Co*- 
toocook. 5- Or.^U M^\ "' ^, b. 17 Apr. :-77: d IV iiz^. >^; 
m. 29 J *i>e 1>4~ C^irti* Sil::1- s. of Learitt aiwi Han:Liai; CA:>y^, 
of Aa,\ir¥l farmer, b. - X.>t- 1-22. d. 9 I>*c I'-TS- 6- /y!i«r« 
Laxirjt. b, 21 Jsa. l?2>; d- #. ^. I- J-iae 1>,0; m. IC Jtiiy ;i51 
Josiah S- Ingxil^ »- of ^^'az. E. ai>i Dor^.tby S»£.v<»r5,. of 
Coocori. r . ^- ,rag iv>j ei . b. as A>xaodrja 13 Dec. l-rr. 4. IS Jiiy 
!»:*- T. ^ -'fc Ja« ^rr>^. b 22 Jrly I^vW: d. 1^5 Sr^t. :-T4; 
m. *: Jaa. 1**^ Ho?«ea F- Eawt-i*. », of ltT%Lirjk aa^ iUry ^^3r' 
trras.'. - of Mered-i^ far&cr. b. as Mcrv^.i*. i* >'vt- ;*-^i. d. IT 
Dee- !-•• >*- 

Tt SvTAB. b. 22 Jan- ir>S: d- i»f «--<- :*T*; » 9 J*r« 1^17 Dea, 
S mBA3 Sm irm. W. f^ of **-.^^ >:i:^ Jr . acii Xatt l>««z, . of v*-w 
BasL;(^.c far=.*T. '-•. as »-ir Hir^jvc ♦»&- !';•.. d- 7 r^^-u I***^ 
VJCL-»^oe - C:_irt2- t as >'■:* Hx=.;v>i />>-. .i B -.-: ,.l ;^y»- 
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of C:jc*r:- fit^p-***. I — : i- //.--^.'t ^ -*•.>.#'•. r .f.* -t ;j 
3foT. l*'i: !L> ■/lAJi'T* Ca-c ♦ -,f -^t-u.** ar.!-: Ktrr ^.,1 .of 
H-iLitrTr-**- firnirt'- *-- a: H--:*--i»--^ I- .^^^l >:'.-: i N^i, >>,. 

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98 Descendants of Robert Huchins [Jan. 

William and Joanna (Sleeper) (Musgrove's Bristol, toI. S, pp. 
406-9), b. at Bristol 22 May 1837, livii^ (1910) at Manchester. 
Till. SOPHRONIA, b. 11 May 1799; d. 26 Feb. 1861; m. 11 Noy. 1822 
Samubl Jbwbtt, b. of £pps and Elizabeth (Hidden), of New- 
market, 1822, Newburyport, Mass., 1826, Saxton, Me., 1828, Falz^ 
mount. Me., 1830, BuclEsport, Me., 1832, Bowdoinham, Me., 1836, 
Bipley, Ind., 1838, farmer, clergyman, D.D. (North Hampton 
Academy), b. at Ipswich, Mass., 27 Sept. 1797, a. at Wesley, 111., 
2 Mar. 1861. Children : 1. Joseph^* master mariner, b. at New- 
market 18 June 1824; d. at Whatcom, Wash., 1865; m. in Will 

Co., 111., 17 Ang. 1847, Caroline Frazer, dau. of John and 

(Fisher), b. In Greenbrier Co., Va., d. 1870. 2. Samuel A. FT., 
of Joliet, 111., clergyman, D.D. (Mount Morris Coll.), b. at New- 
buryport, Mass., 21 Apr. 1826; d. at Joliet, 111., Sept. 1882; m. at 
Flint Creek, 111., 3 Sept. 1851, Mary E. Bridgman, b. at Bain- 
bridge, N. Y., 11 Feb. 1826. d. at St. Paul, MUm., 1905. 8. Enoch 
a., b. at Saxton, Me., 29 Aug. 1828 ; d. 17 Mar. 1846. 4. John ^., 
of Oakwood, Okla., merchant, farmer, b. at Fairmount, Me., 23 
Oct. 1830; living (1910) ; m. 16 Dec. 1863 Susan M. Bedman, dau. 
of David M. and Sarah A. (Yetter), b. at Bushkill, Pa., 16 Dec 
1834, d. 2 Aug. 1895. 5. Ashhury C, of Jacks, Okla., clergyman, 
b. at Bucksport, Me., 18 Apr. 1832; d. 30 Mar. 1897; m. 1 Jan. 
1857 Mary J. Boylan, dau. of Maj. Robert and Angeline (Brown), 
b. at Joliet, HI., 21 Aug. 1837, who m. (2) 23 Dec. 1873 Charles M. 
KeUogg and is living (1910) at Bellingham, Wash. 6. Wilbur F., 
b. at Bristol, Me., 31 July 1834 ; d. 2 Mar. 1842. 7. WUliam O. X,., 
of Shelbina, Mo., lawyer, district attorney, 1876-80, member of 
the Legislature, 1886-90, editor, 1881-1901, and proprietor, 1901- 
13, of the ahelbina Democrat^ b. at Bowdoinham, Me., 27 Dec. 
1836; m. at Hunnewell, Mo., 3 June 1869, Sarah E. Cox« dau. of 
John v. and Martha E. (Howell), b. at Hunnewell, Mo., 5 Oct. 
1851, living (1910). 8. Ephraim if., of Hydro, Okla., clergyman, 
b. 26 Nov. 1838; living (1910) ; m. 6 Nov. 1861 Catherine B. Red- 
man, dau. of David M. and Sarah A. (Yetter), b. at Bushkill, Pa., 
9 Apr. 1840, d. 27 Dec. 1900. 

94. ix. John, b. 23 July 1801. 

95. X. CAI.VIN, b. 29 Nov. 1803. 

32. Joseph* Huckins (Jotephj^ Joseph,^ Roheri^^ James^^ RoleH^\ of Par- 
sonsdeld, Me., 1795, and of Effingham, N. H., 1807, merchant, 
miller, deputy sheriff, justice of the peace, bom at Nottingham 27 
Oct 1767, died 24 Sept. 1847. He married first, 2 May 1787 
(town records), Mart Jenness, daughter of Samael(?), who was 
bom at Pembroke 3 Nov. 1766 and died 20 Aug. 1823 ; and sec- 
ondly, 1 Apr. 1827, Sarah Warren, who was bom 1777 and died 
22 July 1844. 

Children by first wife, the first four bom at Gilnumton, the others 
at Parsonsfield, Me. (family Bible in possession, 1910, of Nancy 
Jane* (Huckins) Carr, daughter of Ira^ Huckins, of Ashland) : 
L Hannah,' b. 3 Sept. 1787; d. 17 Oct. 1861 (tombstone) ; m. (1) at 
Parsonsfield, Me., 28 Sept. 1803, Andrew Oilman, s. of Daniel, 
of Parsonsfield, Me., b. at Newmarket 7 Apr. 1780, d. at Burling^ 
ton, Vt., 5 June 1816 ; m. (2) 5 Dec. 1816 Samuel Jenness, s. of 
Samuel and (Prescott), of Tam worth, farmer, b. at Mere- 
dith 12 Apr. 1790, d. 25 Sept. 1866. ChUdren by first husband 
(family record in possession, 1910, of Franklin P.* Jenness, s. of 
Dlantha £.' (Jenness), of Meredith) : 1. J^erson^* b. at Par- 
sonsfield, Me., 12 Jan. 1806 ; d. 16 Sept. 1826. 2. Jo$fph, of Tam- 
worth, lawyer, innkeeper, postmaster, town derk, Justice of the 
peace, b. at Effhigham 12 Mar. 1807 ; d. 1 Apr. 1896; m. (1) 2 Not. 
1832 Jane B. Beede, dau. of Elijah and Ann (Felch), b. at Sand* 
wlch 16 Mar. 1809, d. 17 Apr. 1861; m. (2) 2 Oct. 1861 Maria B. 



1914] Descendants of Robert Huchins 



CuBhlng, dao. of William and Mary (Page), b. at Freedom 2 Dec. 
1816, d. 24 Apr. 1882. Children by second husband (family record, 
iK 9upra) : 8. Mary Ann,^ b. at Meredith 1 Oct. 1817 ; d. 10 June 
1821. 4. Mary Elizabeth, b. at Meredith 19 Mar. 1819 ; d. 12 Apr. 
1898; m. 4 Aug. 1842 Albert A. McDaniels, s. of Charles and 
Sarah (Brewster), of Tamworth, Moalton1>orough, and Lakeport, 
farmer, b. atTamworth28 Feb. 1820, d. 15 May 1909. 6. Samuel X,., 
b. at Wheeloclt. Vt., 7 Nov. 1820 ; d. 12 Nov. 1821. 6. Hannah J.^ 
b. at Wheelock, Vt., 8 Jan. 1822; d. 4 Sept. 1826. 7. Diantha £., 
b. at Danville, Vt., 8 Jan. 1824 ; d. 24 Feb. 1888 ; m. at Newmarket, 
18 Apr. 1847, her cousin. Joshua Jenness, s. of William and Eliza- 
beth (Thompson), of Meredith, farmer, b. at Meredith 20 Feb. 
1820, d. 14 Mar. 1900. 8. Peter, b. at Meredith 1 June 1825 ; d. 4 
Jan. 1826. 9. Ira Huckine, of Exeter, shoemaker, b. at Meredith 
20 Sept. 1826; d. 25 Apr. 1859; m. 1 Sept. 1846 Eliza A. Quhit, 
dau.* of Joseph and Hannah Abigail, b. at Madbury 2 Oct. 1826, 
who m. (2) Moses D. French of Exeter and d. 80 Oct. 1875. 10. 
Charles W., of Ashland and of Bianchester, merchant, b. 24 Aug. 
1829; d. unm. 11. Nancy HUl, b. at Holdemess 8 Sept. 1882; d. 
at Charlestown, Mass., 25 Feb. 1906; m. (I) 17 June 1850 David 
T. Hurd, s. of Jacob and Eunice (Libby), of Rochester, farmer, b. 
at Rochester 18 Jan. 1825, d. at Freedom 29 Mar. 1891; m. (2) 
1898 George Furbush, of Freedom, farmer; m. (8) 4 Oct. 18^ her 
cousin, Ferdinand A.' Hucklns, s. of Stephen^ (96) and Pauline 
(Webb),g.«. 

96. U. Stbphsn, b. 2 Nov. 1790. 

97. ill. Fkter, b. 5 July 1792. 

iy. Mabt, b. 27 July 1794; d. Aug. 1872; m. 8 Dec. 1812 her cousin, 
WnxiAM* BOYNTON (14, Iv, 1), s. of William* and Mary* (Huck- 
1ns), of Effingham, 1817, Wiscasset, Me., 1819, and Bangor, Me., 
teacher, surveyor, b. at Gllmanton 18 Mar. 1786, d. at Chicago 
1865.- Children, the first three b. at Effingham, the others at Wis- 
casset, Me. (Boynton Family, p. 259) : 1. Mary Elisabeth,* b. 10 
Jan. 1815; d. at Cambridge, Mass., 28 Oct. 1888; m. Henry Goo- 
gins, s. of Rogers and Ann ( ) (Higglns)„of Bangor, Me., 

master mariner, b. at East Trenton (Lamoine), Me., 7 Aug. 1807 
(Bangor Hist. Mag., vol. 8, p. 107), d. 18 May 1869. 2. Wil- 
liam A., of Chicago, carpenter, m. Elizabeth Armstrong. 8. 
, * Thomas Boyd, of Bangor, Me., builder, b. 4 June 1817 ; d. 21 Apr. 
1895; m. 17 Nov. 1842 Mary E. Rodgers, dau. of Adam and Olive 
(Gay), b. at LincoUivUle, Me., 18 Apr. 1822, living (1910) at Mal- 
aen, Mass. 4. Warren Bice^ of Bangor, Me., printer, b. 24 May 
1819; d. 6 Feb. 1908; m. (1) 6 June 1841 Mary Jane Phipps, dau. 
of William, b. at Salem, Mass., 6 Dec. 1819, d. 14 Apr. 1852; m. 
(2) 24 Oct. 1852 Martha E. Babcock, adopted dau. of John, d. 16 
Apr. 1879 ; m. (8) 26 Nov. 1890 Priscilla Robton, b. in England. 
5. Henry 5., of Lamoine, Me., merchant, b. 20 Sept. 1820; d. 26 
July 1908 ; m. 26 July 1843 Matilda Hodgkins, dau. of Nathan and 
Harriet (Googins), b. at Trenton, Me., 22 Sept. 1822, d. 4 Jan. 
1895. 6. Joseph, d. in infancy. 7. Joseph, d. in infancy. 8. Han- 
nah, d. unm. Oct. 1847. 9. Ann WiUon, b. 12 Aug. 1827 ; d. 16 June 
1894; m. at Bansor, Me., 12 Oct. 1847, Richard H. Higgins, s. of 
Theophilus and Sarah (Hodgkins), of Bangor, Me., and Grand 
Junction, Colo., farmer, b. at Trenton, Me., 12 July 1817, d. 20 
Apr. 1903. 10. Alonzo King, of Chicago, carpenter, soldier in 
the CivU War, b. 28 June 1829; d. 4 Dec. 1909; m. 81 July 1872 
Margaret May, dau. of John and Mary (Bell), b. at Troy, N. Y., 21 
June 1851, living (1910) at Chicago, 111. 11. George, of North- 
wood, Iowa, packer, b. 7 June 1838 ; d. Sept. 1901 ; m. (1) Annie 
Drew, b. at Dexter, Me. ; m. (2) Sarah Shaw, dau. of James M. 
and Susan (Tyler), b. at North Bangor, Me., 6 Mar. 1841, d. Oct. 
1897. 

T. EuKiCB, b. 18 Jan. 1796; d. unm. Sept. 1848. 

Ti Mabt Ann, b. 1 May 1798; d. in Boston 27 Feb. 1881 ; m. 27 Oct. 

VOL. LXVUI. 7 



100 Descendants of Jiobert Huchins [Jan. 

1819 (Bev. Asa Piper's Marriages) Samuel^ Dalton, 8. of Samuel* 
and Mary (Bennett), of Newfleld, Me., mercliant, b. at Parsons- 
field, Me., 25 Nov. 1797, d. in Boston 1848. ChUdreu, b. at New- 
field, Me.: 1. Joseph^* of Texas, real-estate dealer, b. 1821; d. 
unm. 1882. 2. Caroline, b. 1823; d. «.p. in California 1903; m. 
at Cambridge, Mass., 4 Nov. 1845 (town records), William 8. 
Mudgett, s. of John and Anna, of Boston, merchant, b. at Gilman- 
ton 12 July 1817, d. in Boston 6 Apr. 1886. 8. Asa, of Bangor, 
Me., 1854, New York City, 1861, Portland, Me., 1863, clergyman, 
editor, A.M. (Harvard, 1851), 8.T.D. (Colby, 1885), b. 30 Oct. 1824 ; 
d. 29 Aug. 1912; m. 20 Nov. 1851 Maria Leverett, dan. of William 
and Mary B. (Jackson), b. in Boston 5 Mar. 1826, d. at Portland, 
Me., 1 June 1909. 4. William Tristram^ of Pomona, Cal., mer- 
chant, b. 3 Dec. 1826 ; d. 23 July 1894 ; m. 22 June 1859 Susan 
Leverett, dau. of William and Mary B. (Jackson}, b. in Boston 6 
Mar. 1833; d. at Pomona, Cal., 5 Apr. 1899. 5. Abigail, b. 1831 ; 
d. unm. in New York City 21 Nov. 1891. 6. Benjamin F., of New 
York City, stockbroker, b. 1832; d?«.p. in Florida; m. in Boston, 
12 June 1855, Helen M. Gove, dau. of John, b. in Boston 1838. 

98. vli. IvoBY Lord, b. 1 Jan. 1800. 

yiii. Cabounb, b. 25 Sept. 1802 ; d. at Exlra, Iowa, 18 Sept. 1867; m. 6 
Sept. 1820 Joseph Wabrkn, s. of Qen. James and Sarah (Millikin), 
of Buxton, Me., Effingham, N. H., and Exira, Iowa, 1856, inn- 
keeper, lumberman, b. at Scarborough, Me., 14 Oct. 1798, d. 4 
Sept. 1867. Children, the first two b. at Buxton, Me., the others 
at Effingham, N. H. (family Bible in possession, 1910, of Mary, 
widow of James H.» Warren, of Atlantic, Iowa) : 1. Julianna^* 
b. 14 Apr. 1821 ; d. at Haverhill, Mass., 14 Jan. 1890; m. 12 Aug. 
1861 Joseph' Chapman, s. of Eliphalet* and Margaret (Keneson) 
(Edward Chapman and Family, p. 36), of Tam worth, farmer, b. 
at Tamworth 29 June 1817, d. 12 Aug. 1894. 2. Mary Huckint, 
b. 2 Apr. 1823; d. 5 Jan. 1851 ; m. 27 Dec. 1840 Joseph Bennett, 
8. of Joseph and Mehi table (Moulton), of Effingham Falls, lum- 
berman, b. at Freedom 28 Nov. 1805, d. 17 Dec. 1855. 3. JSusan, 
b. 1 Dec. 1824 ; d. 20 Sept. 1825. 4. Charles Frederic Millikin, of 
Somersworth, machinist, b. 25 Apr. 1826; d. 8. p. 18 Feb. 1852; 
m. 15 Sept. 1849 Mary F. Pendley, b. at Tamworth. 6. William, 
b. 23 May 1828; d. 7 Oct. 1832. 6. Susan, b. 25 June 1830; d. 2 
Dec. 1830. 7. Joseph Huckins^ of Newton Upper Falls, Mass., 
Neponset, Mass., 1856, Boston, 1862, author, physician, vice- 
president Am. Med. Ass'n. 1889-90, M.D. (Bowdoin, 1853), A.M. 
(Bowdoin, 1862), LL.D. (Norwich, 1889;, brigade surgeon In the 
ClvU War, b. 2 Oct. 1831; d. 24 Mar. 1891; m. 24 Sept. 1854 
Caroline Elizabeth Everett, dau. of Joseph Caswell and Mary 
(Warren), b. at Newton Upper Falls, Mass., 12 July 1831, d. at 
Bosllndale, Mass., 12 Jan. 1904. 8. James Henry, of Atlantic, 
Iowa, farmer, b. 23 Apr. 1834; d. 22 May 1907; m. 12 Apr. 1868 
Mary^ucinda Chapman, dau. of Benjamin F. and Margaret T. (Mar- 
shall), b. at Embden, Me., 23 Oct. 1840, living (1910) at Atlantic, 
Iowa. 9. Sarah Prances, b. 31 July 1836; d. 12 Feb. 1901 ; m. 21 
July 1854 John Warren, s. of Uriah and Asenath (Hemenway), of 
Effingham, farmer, b. at Jackson, Me., 5 Nov. 1827, d. at Jaclcson, 
Me., 1 Mar. 1904. 10. Benjamin Franklin Darling, of Gray. Mont., 
physician, b. 26 Apr. 1838 ; d. 10 July 1902 ; m. 13 Sept. 1861 Mary 
£. Winters, dau. of Nathan, b. at Plattsburgh, N. Y., Living 
(1910) (?) in Oregon. 

99. ix. Nicholas E., b. 19'May 1804. 
100. X. IBA, b. 29 Jan. 1806. 

xl. Elizabeth, b. 15 Aug. 1808; d. unm. 

Child by second wife, born at Effingham (family Bible, ui supra) : 
xU. Joseph, of Lawrence, Mass., and of Boston, mechanic, b. 25 June 
1828 ; disappeared in Michigan about 1868 ; m. 10 Nov. 1852 Han- 
nah* Batcheldbr, dau. of Burley^and Elizabeth (Taylor) (Batch- 



1914] XiTova Scotians of New England Birth 101 

elder Genealogy, p. 198), b. at Sanbornton 12 Sept. 1827, d. $. p. 
4 Dec. 1884.* 

83. Samuel* Huckins {Joseph,^ Jotephy^ Robert^* Jamesy* Rohert^)^ of Gil- 
manton, 1791, and of Walden, Vt., 1795 (Vermont Historical Ga- 
zetteer, vol. 4, p. 426), farmer, born at Nottingham 12 July 1771> 
died 11 Dec. 1799. He married, 18 Nov. 1792 (town records), 
Patience Spenceb of Nottingham. 

Administration upon his estate was granted on the petition of 
his widow, Patience, to Ezra Carter (Caledonia Probate Records, 
vol. I, pp. 61-5). The widow was appointed guardian of Eunice 
and Patience, and Ebenezer Spencer was appointed guardian of 
Samuel, Joseph, and Mary (Polly), all children of Samuel Huckins 
{%h.y vol. 1, p. 161). 

In 1791 he had from his father 40 acres in Gilmanton, part of 
lot 5 in the Upper Gore, and in 1794 he sold this land (Strafford 
Deeds, vol. 19, p. 327). 

Children (guardianship proceedings, tU supra) : 
i. Eunice.^ 
11. Patience. 
ill. Samuel. 
iv. Joseph. 

V. Mabt (Polly), also mentioned in the will of her grandfather, Jo- 
seph* Huckins (14), dated 11 May 1816. (Strafford Probate Bcc- 
ords, vol. 28, p. 68.) 

[To be continued] 



EMINENT NOVA SCOTIANS OF NEW ENGIiAND BIRTH 

By Bey. Abthub Wentwobth Hamilton Eaton» D.C.L., of Boston^ Mass. 

Number Two 

HON. HIBBERT NEWTON 

Hon. Hibbert Newton, one of the earliest Bostonians to settle in Nova 
Scotia after its final capture from the French in 1710, was the only son of 
Thomas Newton, Esq., of Boston, who is said to have been bom in Eng- 
land 10 June 1660 and who died in Boston 28 May 1721. Thomas Newton 
i^peared in Boston in 1688, Chief Justice Sewall calling him ^* a newcomer " 
there (5 Mass, BxsU Soc, CoU.j vol. 1, p. 216). He was sworn there as an 
attorney 7 June 1688; but in his own affidavit (t6., vol. 1, p. 55), made 
apparently in 1707, he states that he has been in New England ''for near 
sixteen years last past." In Sept 1692 he was in New EEampshire as 
secretary of that province. In Boston he became a leading lawyer, being 
the first member of the legal profession in Massachusetts who was called 
barrister (Register, vol. 31, p. 206). He was employed in the investi- 
gation of persons accused of witchcraft, was appointed deputy-jud^e in the 
Uourt of Vice-Admiralty for Massachusetts Bay, New Hampshire, and 

* Joseph^ Huckins tdopted m his son George M. Cross, son of Joseph and Elixa 
(Batchelder) Cross. George M. Cross (afterwards George M. Haokins) was bom at 
Wentworth 4 Jaly 1863, and married 31 Mar. 1890 Ella S. I^amprey, bom at Orford 20 
July 1867, daughter of George W. and Celinda C. (Trussell). George M. Huckins, 
fanner, and wife were Hying at Orfordyille in 1910. 



102 UTova Scotians ofJiTew England Birth. [Jan. 

Rhode Island, was sworn as comptroller of Her Majesty's Customs 31 Oct 
1707, and was appointed attorney-general, probably in Jane 1720. He 
was one of the founders of King's Chapel, was a member of its f estry in 
1699, and was warden in 17& and afterwards; and in 1853 his great- 
grandson, Hon. Edward Augustus Newton, placed in that venerable church 
a tablet to his memory.* (Annals of Bang's Chapel, vol. 1, p. 182.) His 
will, dated 6 Mar. 1720/1, was proved 5 June 1721. His valuable library, 
which, it was said, contained the best collection of law books that had ever 
been offered for sale in this country, was advertised for sale soon after his 
death. That his wife Christian, whose maiden name is unknown (although 
it may possibly have been Phillips), was a widow when Thomas Newton 
married her seems probable from the statement in her will, dated in Boston 
19 Mar. 1727/8 and proved 12 Feb. 1730/1, that her "daughter Thomp. 
son" is to have her "estate at Plastow in old England." The children 
of Thomas and Christian Newton were : Hibbert, the subject of this sketch ; 
Elizabeth, who probably died unmarried; Christian, who was married, 11 
Feb. 1723/4, to John Wiunwright of Ipswich ; and Hannah, who also may 
have died unmarried. 

The date of the birth of Hibbert Newton is unknown. He may have 
participated in the siege of Annapolis Royal, N. S., but there is no record 
of his presence there at that time. In 1711, however, when he was pre- 
sumably under twenty-five years of age, he was appointed (through what 
direct influence is not revealed) collector of customs at Annapolis Royal, 
then and until 1749 the capital of Nova Scotia, and he held this position 
until his death in 1751. This collectorship was the chief coUectorship of 
customs in Nova Scotia, and for a time, at least, the collectorship of Canso 
was coupled with that of Annapolis. He was a member of the Military 
Council of Nova Scotia, having been appointed by Grovemor Phillips 6 May 
1720, when he formed his first council at Annapolis Royal, but his name 
is not found among the members in attendance after July 1725. (Nova 
Scotia Archives, vol. 3.) During his life of over forty years at Annapo- 
lis Royal Mr. Newton's intercourse with Boston was frequent. He un- 
doubtedly spent much time in that town, and in 1738 his sisters Elizabeth 
and Christian conveyed to him a house on Marlborough Street of which he 
was already in possession. His will, dated 4 May 1750 and proved 5 June 
1752, is recorded in Boston. 

Hibbert Newton married, probably at Annapolis Royal, although the date 
of the marriage is unknown, Hannah Adams, baptized in Boston 17 Sept. 

• The inscription on this tablet is not free from errors, as may be seen by comparing 
it with the Bottom Newt-Letter for the week from Monday, May 22, to Monday, Mav 
29, 1721. which contains the following : ** On the Lord's Day Mornins the 28th Instant, 
(being Bum on the said Day) Died here Thomae Newton, Esq ; Aged 61 Years.** An 
account of the career of the deceased is then given, which appears with sondry changes 
and additions in the Newt-Letter for the week from Monday, May 29, to Monday, 
June 5, 1721, this second notice (a part of which is printed in Annals of King's Chap> 
el, vol. 1, p. 183) reading as follows : ** On Thorsdav last the first Currant, was Honour- 
ably Interred nere, T%omat Newton Ksq; His MiO|B«>ty's Attorney General of thi« 
ProTince, Comptroler of His Majesty's Customs, had been Judge of the AdmiraltT» 
Justice of the reace, and for many Years one of the Chief Lawyers of this Place : He 
was a Gentleman bom in Bngland the 10th of June \W0, being WhUetrnday, and Died 
on the Lords Day the 28th past beinc also Whiteunda/jf, in the 61 Year of bis Age; 
He was Educated there, and intirely t>eloTed both there and here by all that knew him, 
one who carryed himself very handsomly, just and well in every Station and Post 
which he sustained, being Affable and Courteous, of a Circumspect Walk and Deport- 
ment, and inoffensive Conversation, of Strict Devotion towards GOD, eiwmplarly for 
Family Govemment, as well as Humanity to all his Fellow Creatures. A Lover of all 
Good Men, and therefore the more Lamented at his Death. His Funeral was At* 
tended by His Excellency the Govemour, Gentlemen of His Mijesty's Council, wllll 
other principal Gentlemen, Merchants and others." 



1914] Nova Scotiana ofNexo Englani Birth 108 

1699, daughter of John and Hannah of Boston and of Annapolis Boyal, John 
Adams also being a member for many years of the Military Council of 
Nova Scotia. (Begistbr, yoI 32, pp. 132, 133.) 

Accordingto Hibbert Newton's wUl, he and his wife Hannah had nine 
children : Thomas ; Phillips, commissioned a first lieutenant of the 40th 
Regiment 29 July 1751 and ci^tain-lieutenant of the 48th Regiment 8 Apr. 
1762 ; Hibbert, baptized at King's Chapel, Boston, 6 May 1725 and com- 
missioned a first lieutenant of the 40th Regiment 15 Oct. 1754 ; William ; 
John; Henry, bom in 1731, for whom see below; Christian; Hannah 
Adams, married (license granted 26 July 1759), as his second wife, to Hon. 
Jonathan Binney, M.C., who was bom at Hull, Mass., 7 Jan. 1724/5 and 
was the founder of an important family in Halifax, his grandson Hibbert 
becoming the fourth Anglican bishop of Nova Scotia ; and Mary. 

Hon. Henry Newton, youngest son of Hon. Hibbert Newton, became 
chief collector of customs for Nova Scotia at Halifax on his father*8 death 
in 1751, was admitted to the Council in 1761, and died in office as collect<» 
in 1802, his father and he haying held the office successively for over ninety 
years. A tablet to his memory m St. Paul's Church, Halifax, bears the 
. following inscription : ^^ Sacred to the Memory of the Honourable Henry 
Newton, the first Collector of £Us Majesty's Customs in Nova Scotia, at 
Halifax, which appointment he held for fifty years with signal honour 
to himself and advantage to the public. His father, Hibbert Newton, Esq., 
fiUed the same office at Annapolis forty years. He was a member of His 
Majesty's Council for the Province forty-two years, and invested with other 
offices of distinction and trust; greatly beloved and. respected for his many 
virtues, but chiefly for his exemplary Christian character and conduct, con- 
sistently sustained through a long life in an age of great laxity and religious 
indifference. He died universally lamented on the 29^ of January, 1802, 
aged 70 years. This monument is erected by his son, Edward Augustus 
Newton,* as a memorial of his father's exalted worth, and in fervent grati- 
tude for his pious teaching and example. * The righteous shall be had in 
everlasting remembrance. 

Hon. Henry Newton married, in Halifax, Ann Stuart, sister of the artist 
Gilbert Stuart, who with her parents had removed to Newport, N. S., from 
Rhode Island a few years before the Revolution. The year after her hus- 
band's death Mrs. Newton came to Massachusetts and opened a school for 
young ladies in Medford ; later she had a similar school in Boston. 

In several encyclopsedias are to be found brief sketches of Gilbert Stuart 
Newton, a painter of much note, who is usually but incorrectly called a son 
of Edward Newton of Halifax and his wife Ann Stuart. He was, how- 
ever, a son of Hon. Henry and Ann (Stuart) Newton. Like his more dis- 
tinguished unde, Gilbert Stuart, he went early to England, where he be- 
came an associate of the Royal Academy and a few years later an Acade- 
mician. In 1831-2 he painted in America. He died at Wimbledon, Eng- 
land, 5 Aug. 1835. He married in Boston, 22 Aug. 1832, Sally Williams 
Sullivan, who was married again in Boston, where she was residing, 25 
June 1840, to William F. Oakey of New York. (King's Chapel registers.) 

Authorities: N. H. Provincial Papers, vol. 2; Boston Records; Suffolk Pro- 
bate Records; Boston News-Letter^ May 22— June 5, 1721; Annals of King^s 
Chapel; History of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company; Nova Scotia 
Council Records; Records of St. Paul's Church, Halifax; Rboistkr, vol. 17, 
pp. 184, 186; Eliot's Biographical Dictionary; Appleton's Cyclopedia of Ameri- 
can Biography. 

• Ha WM of Fittsfield, Mms. 



104 Notes [Jan, 

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

By John Alb&bb, Becording Secretorj 

Boston^ MassachuseUa, 7 May 1913. A stated meeting of the Society was 
held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashborton Place, at 2.80 p.m., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the April meeting were approved, and the reports of the Libra- 
rian, Corresponding Secretary, ana Council were accepted. 

One corresponding member and fifty-three resident members were elected by 
ballot. 

The rules were suspended, and on motion of John Carroll Chase, Vice-Presi- 
dent for New Hampshire, it was voted that in recognition of the efficient ser- 
vices of Miss Mary Ella Stickney during her term of office as Assistant Librarian, 
soon to be terminated, she be made a life member. 

The paper of the afternoon was by William Lyman Underwood, and was en- 
titled A Trip on a Oreat-Lake Freighter, An account of a voyage from Cleve- 
land to Duluth and return was given, and by means of slides, which the speid^er 
himself had made and colored, there were shown the life on a large freighter, 
the extensive development of the freight-carrying business, and the meth^ of 
handling the cargoes, together with the scenery on the Lakes. 

1 October. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, at 2.30 p.m.. President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the May meeting were approved, and the reports of the Libra- 
rian, Corresponding Secretary, Historian, and Council were accepted. 

Three corresponding members and twenty-seven resident members were 
elected by ballot. 

Hon. W. Prentiss Parker of Boxbury, Mass., a member of the Society, read a 
paper on Colonial and Historic Houses^ using as illustrations lantern-slides of 
photographs which he had taken, beginning in 1888. Since then forty per cent, 
of these old buildings have been removed. The closing picture was of a portion 
of the old Lidian trail from Boston to Plymouth' in Franklin Park, near Seav^ 
Street. Thence it may be traced to Mattapan, where the Neponset Blver was 
forded. 

After adjournment refreshments were served. 

6 November. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, at 2.80 p.m.. President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the October meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Council, Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, and Historian were accepted. 

John Carroll Chase, Vice-President for New Hampshire, gave notice that be 
would offer an amendment to the By-Laws of the Society, the effect of which 
would be to place the election of members in the hands of the Council. 

By ballot the following were elected members of the Nominating Committee : 
Francis N. Balch, Frank A. Bates, Charles K. Bolton, Mrs. Florence C. Howes, 
Mrs. Mary S. Randall. 

The address of the afternoon was by Pe-Ahm-E-Squeet, a member of the . 
Chippewa tribe of Indians. She was graduated at the Haskell Institute, a 
Government school In Lawrence, Kans., and then came to Boston for the study 
of music. Appearing in Indian costume, she told of the home life of the In- 
dians, their legends, and their customs, and then she sang a number of their 
songs. At the close of the address she showed how the Harvest Ceremony was 
performed. Included in this are prayers for rain, planting of com, and otJtier 
expressions of Indian thought and life in song and gesture. 



NOTES 

It having oome to the attention of this Society that certain 
genealogists and publishers hare used the name of the Society 
in connection with their own enterprises, the Society again de^ 



1914] 



litotes 105 



sires to state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this 
oonntry or in England, nor is it in any way oonneoted with any 
publications other than those that it issues over its own name 
at 9 Ashburton Flaoe» Boston. 

The Committee on English Besearoh desires to state, however, 
that although the Society has no ofiO^oial representative in England 
the Committee is employing Miss French for a part of her time as 
a searcher of records there along special lines for the benefit of the 
BsaiSTEB. 



CmcKBRiNG. — Information aboat the EnglLsh ancestry and environment of 
the Chlckering family of Massachusetts has been published in the Bbgistbr, 
vol. 61, p. 189, vol. 63, pp. 282-8, and vol. 64, pp. 136-7. From these pages it 
appears that members of this family resided in the parishes of Ringsfleld, Wren- 
tham, Westleton, and Henstead, all in co. Suffolk. The following entries in 
the registers of Bramfleld, co. Soffolk {vide Hiirs Registers of Bramfleld, 1894, 
pp. 9, 10, and 2 Misc, Oen. et Herald.^ vol. 3, p. 238), a parish less than ten miles 
from Ringsfleld, show that Henry Chlckering, the father of the emigrants to 
Massachusetts, lived at Bramfleld from 1588 to 1595, perhaps even for a longer 
time. 

ChriBtenings 

1588 Henry Chickerlnge sonne of Henry Chickerlnge 5 January [1588/9]. 

1591 Mary Chickerlnge daughter of Henry Chlckering 20 May. 

1693 John Chickerlnge sonne of Henry Chickerlnge 28 December. 

1595 Reginald Chickerlnge sonne of Henry Chickerlnge 12 September. 

The registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials at Bramfleld from 1596 to 
1693 are missing ; but among the entries given above, which are all the Chlck- 
ering entries in the Bramfleld registers, is found the record of the baptism of 
Henry Chlckering, one of the emigrants to Massachusetts. 

Maiden^ Ma$». Gbobob Waltbr Chaubbblain. 



Barlow Rbcords. — Among the papers of Mrs. Rachel Ward (Hurd) AUerton, 
who was bom at Amenia, N. Y., 2 July 1822, was married there, 25 Jan. 1845, to 
David AUerton, and died at Bingham ton, N. T., 24 Oct. 1909, a small manuscript 
book was found, containing a partial list of the descendants of Peleg Barlow of 
Sandwich, Mass., and of Amenia, N. T. It is not possible now to say positively 
by whom this record was written'; but from the paper, penmanship, and general 
^[>pearaDce, it must have been prepared about seventy-flve years ago, and there 
is some reason for believing that the compiler was one of the children of Tho- 
mas Barlow by his second wife, Lucy AUerton. From the fact that in all cases 
where it has been compared with other records it has been found to be correct, 
it should undoubtedly be accepted as a valuable contribution to the history of 
thefamUy. 

The parentage of Peleg Barlow has not been deflnitely ascertained. He was, 
however, probably a son of Moses Barlow, of Sandwich and Rochester, Mass. 
Mrs. AUerton, the former possessor of this record, was herself a descendant 
of Peleg Barlow, being a daughter of Hebron and Eliza (Barlow) Hurd {vide 
infra) . The record is given below as it was written, except that some additional 
details, enclosed in brackets, have been supplied. 

Peleg Barlow, bom at Sandwich, Mass., Feb. 25, 1692, died at Amenia, N. T., 
Oct. — , 1759. Married [at Sandwich, 25 July 1717] Elizabeth Perry, bom at 
Saodwlcb, July 15, 1690, died at Amenia, May «, 1759 [daughter of Samuel and 
Esther (Taber) Perry]. Their children were : 
Thomas, bom at Sandwich, [d<Ue illegible'] 
Nathan, bom at Sandwich, May — , 1726. 
Moses, bom at Sandwich, Nov. 25, 1728. 

Nathan married Joanna Swift, sister of Judah Swift, of Sandwich. 

Thomas and Nathan died at Duanesborgh, N. T. 

Peleg Barlow and his sons moved from Sandwich to Amenia in 1756. 

Moses Barlow married [at Sandwich, 23 Nov. 1749] Sarah Wing, bom at 
Sandwich [18 July 1780], died at Amenia [21 Nov. 1815, daughter of John and 



106 Jfbies [Jan. 

Mary (Knowles) Wing]. Moses Barlow died at Amenia, Mardi 16, 1790. Their 
children were : 

Elisha, bom at Sandwich, July 23. 1750. 

Sylvania, bom at Sandwich, Jan. 20, 1752. 

Elizabeth, bom at Sandwich, March 30, 1754. 

Mebitabel, bom at Amenia, Aug. 1 1, 1756. 

Elizabeth, bom at Amenia, March 18, 1759. 

Jemhna, bom at Amenia, June 25, 1761. 

Thomas, born at Amenia, July 10, 1764. 

Sarah, bom at Amenia, Sept. — , 1766. 
Elisha Barlow married Sarah Barlow, daughter of his father's brother Tho- 
mas. Thehr children were : 

Thomas, who married Folly Clark. 

Feleg, who married Margaret HinehcUff. 

Lois. 

Moses, who married Nancy Knickerbocker. . 

Obed, killed in the war of 1812. 

Sally, died aged 21. 
Sylvania Barlow married Sylvanus Nye, Their children were : Shubal. Sai- 

W, unmarried. David. Meltiah. Ebenezer. Sylvanos. Susan, married 

Hntchinson Amanda, unmarried. 

Elizabeth Barlow, bom March 13, 1759, married Lot Swift. Their children 
were : Lydia, Seth, Sarah, Harry, Moses, Rebecca, Nathaniel. Betsy. 

Jemima Barlow married Samuel Hitchcock. Their children were : Sally, Tho- 
mas, Susan, who married Dr. Hermance, Qilbert, Samuel, Elishi^ Betsy* who 
married Theo. Qreffory. 

Thomas Barlow [died at Amenia, 10 Aug. 18531, married [(1) at Amenia, 18 
Sept. 1788] Amy DeUino [daughter of Jethro ana Elizabeth (Lathrop) Delano, 
who died at Amenia, 8 Jan. 1808]. Their children were : 

Milton [bom at Amenia 4 May 1784 ; died unmarried! . 

Sarah [bora at Amenia 11 Eeb. 17861, died unmarried. 

Lydia [bom at Amenia 10 Apr. 1789 j, married Samuel Janris. 

Belinda [bora at Amenia 28 Apr. 1790, died 81 Oct. 1867], married [16 Mar. 
18091 Eleazer Morton Swift. 

Maria [bora at Amenia 2 Aug. 1792], married Thomas Swift. 

Clarissa [bora at Amenia 26 Nov. 1794], married Thomas Hammond. 

Harriet [born at Amenia 3 July 1797], married Bbenezer Pray 

Eliza [bora at Amenia 5 Apr. 1800, died at Mount Veraon, N. Y.. 91 Feb. 
1875], married [at Amenia 28 Apr. 1820] Hebron Hurd 

Newton, died an infant. 
Thomas Barlow married (2) [before 1808], Lucy Allerton [bora at Amenia 17 
Aug. 1781, daughter of Reuben and Lois (Atherton) AUerton]. Their ohUdrea 
were: 

Sarah Ann, married Joseph Crosby. 

Jeannette, married Cyrus Crosby. 

Thomas, died unmarried. 

Myra, married Hezekiah CofBn. 

Aurelia, married Barlow Nye. 

Catherine, married Edmund Mills. 

Mary, married Joel Barlow. 

Franklin, married Mabel [aiegible], 
Thomas Barlow, son of Elisha, married Polly Clark. Their children were: 
Sllsha, Nathan, Marilla, William, Lois, Thomas, married Coraella Rowe, Mar* 
tin L., Moses. 

Mehitabel Barlow, daughter of Moses, married Edmund Bramhall, grandson 
of George Bramhall, who lived at Dover, Mass. Bay Colony, and was killed by 
the Indians hi 1689, he was bora June 23. 1749, died March 16, 1798. Their 
children were : 

Sarah, bora 1776, died 1848. 

Moses, bora 1778, died 1856. 

Elizabeth, bora 1780, died 1851 

Huldah, bora 1788. 

Sylvania, bora 1785, died unmarried. 

Joseph, bora 1787, died 1829. 



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Bdmimd, born 1790, died 1844. 
Mehitabel, born 1793. 

Sarah Bramball, daughter of Bdmand Bramhall and' Mehitabel Barlow, mar- 
ried Dr. Caleb Childs, of Albany. Their children were : Bdmand B., Caleb, 
Mary Bllza, Rebecca, married Isaac Welch, Sarah Mehitabel, married S. Doty, 
Solomon, Joseph. 

Moses Bramhall, son of Bdmand, married Blizabeth Halbert. Their children 
were : Sarah Mehitabel, Harrison Q., Charles H., Moses Barlow, Blizabeth A., 
Angelina M., George W., John Henry, Mary Jane, Alexander, Wellington. 

New Tork^ N. T. Walter Soott Allsbton. 

Blakohard-Krkt.— Among the ** Marriage Licences of Salisbory," published 
in The Genealogist, N. S., vol. 80, pp. 121-7, Oct. 1918, the following apparently 
relate to New Bngland immigrants : 
Blanchard, Thomas, of Clatford, co. South., yeoman, widower, and Ann Barnes, 

of St. Bdmund's, Sarum, wid. Bdman. Henry Byley, of the same, tanner. 15 

May 1687. 
Kent, Steven, of Samm, lynnen draper, 82, and Bfargery Norrls, of Wallopp, co. 

South. No Bdman. (Allegation says Margery is of ** Collingbome Kingstoa» 

■p., 24.'0 10 Aug. 1687. 
Concordt Ma$$. Gborob S. Stewart. 

Nathaniel Winslow's Account Book.— An Account Book without the origi- 
■al owner's name is now in the possession of Mr. Qeorge H. Thomas of Marsh- 
field, Mass. The entries in the book were made between 1717 and 1728. On 
the first page I found the births and deaths of the original owner's family, with 
no surname. By comparison with the Marshfleld, Mass., Vital Records, pub- 
lished in The diauflower DeecendarUy vol. 5, p. 286, 1 was able to determine that 
the original owner was Nathaniel Winslow, Jr. His first wife, the mother of 
his first ten children, was Lydia, daughter of Josiah and Rebecca (Barker) 
Snow. Her mother's name has been many times incorrectly published as Baker. 
His second wife, the mother of the last three children given below, was Deborah 
(Barstow) Bryant, widow of John Bryant of Scituate. The Winslow Memo- 
rial, vol. 1, p. 97, published in 1877, contains an abridgment of the family 
record, as recorded by Nathaniel Winslow himself. The record in full is as 
follows : 

Our first Child was bom January 19^ In the year 1698. 

Lydia was borne January 24^ : 1694. 

Thankful was borne In February the 2 day : 1696. 

Snow was borne In May 18*>> : 1698. 

Our Littel gearl November 9^ : 1701. 

Oliver november the 24 : 1702. 

Nathaniel In february 28^ : 1704. 
and departed this life January the 27 : 1707. 

Daborah was bom March 21 : 1708. 

Patience was bom June the 29 : 1710. 

September 9^ : 1712 Nathaniel was bom. 

Buth was Bome Dsember 80^ : 1719. 

Abiah was Bome Dsember i^ : 1722 

AlUthea was Bome November 4*^ : 1728 
and Departed this Life May Iftti" : 1724. 
Maiden, Ma$$. Gborob Walter Coamberlain. 

Derby- Jambs-Blanchard.— Jane' James, bom 6 Nov. 1664, daughter of Fran- 
da* and Blizabeth (Hyland) James of Hingham, Mass., married 7 Dec. 1704 
Sdward Derby ^' of Taonton." (Hist, of Hingham, vol. 2, p. 879.) Some years 
ago the suggestion was oflSsred (Rbqister, vol. 49, p. 840) that this bridegroom 
was the son of Bdward and Ruth (Whitmarsh) Derby of Braintree and Wey- 
mouth and was bom 16 May 1688, '' on both town records." The Weymouth 
Vital Records show the birth of Bdward, son of Bdward and Ruth Derby, on 
18 May 1688. Had lie liVed, he would have been only a little more than sixteen 




108 Ifbtes [Jan. 

and a half years of age at the date of the marriage ; but the printed Bralntree 
Records,, p. 674, show that a second Edward, son of Edward and Buth Derbj, 
was bom 22 Aug. 1691. 

It was Edward Derby, Sr., who married Jane James for his second wife. 
Doubtless the intention (Weymouth V. K., vol. 2, p. 62) of Edward Derby and 

, 4 Nov. 1704, was theirs. Jane died ; and he married thirdly, 16 

Oct. 1707, Mrs. Rebecca (Sumner) Hobart, whose first husband, Aaron Hobart 
of Hingham, had died 3 Mar. 1704/6. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. 2, p. 889 ; Sum- 
ner Genealogy. 1879, p. 2.) 

Children of Edward Derby by his first wife, Ruth ( Whitmarsh) : 1. Edward, 
b. 18 May 1688 (Weymouth V. R., vol. 1, p. 92) ; d. young. 2. Samuel, b. 1 or 2 
May 1689 (Weymouth V. R.. vol. 1. p 93 ; Braintree Rec, p. 674). 8. Edward, 
b. 22 Aug. 1691 ; d. 8 June 1716 (Weymouth V. R., vol. 2, p. 264). 4. Sarah, 
b. 19 June 1698 (Braintree Rec. p. 674). 5. David (twin), b. 28 May 1698 
(Braintree Rec, p. 675). 6. Jonathan (twin), b. 28 May 1698 (i'&.). Child of 
Edward Derby by his second wife, Jane (James) : 7. Jane, b. probably 1705 
or 1706; m. Samuel Blancher (int. rec. 22 July 1727 at We3rmottth). Children 
of Edward Derby by his third wife, Rebecca (Sumner) (Hobart) : 8. Rebecca, 
whose birth is not found in the printed records of either town. 9. Ruth, b. 15 
Mar: 1711 (Weymouth V. R., vol. 1. p. 96). 

Edward Derby. Sr., died at Weymouth 6 Jan. 1728/4, leaving a will dated 4 
Jan. 1723/4 and proved 20 Jan. of the same year, which is not satisfactorily 
referred to in Reoistbr, vol. 49, p. 340. The legatees were : wife Rebecca, son 
Jonathan, son Samuel (who " went from me at Nineteen Years of age and Mar- 
ried")* daughters Sarah Cobb, Jane Derby (whose legacy was £60 •* and four 
silver spoons her mother left"). Rebecca Derby, and Ruth Derby. The unmar- 
ried daughters were to receive their portions at twenty-one or marriage. (Suf- 
folk Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 101.) 

Francis* James of Hingham did mention his sister Jane Derby in his wlU^ 
dated 28 Dec. 1717 and proved 10 Jan. 1717/18, as stated in Register, vol. 49, p. 
840 ; but so imperfect a statement of that fact is misleading, as the will reads : 
"Jane Darby the Daughter of my sister Jane Darby dec<*." The other legatees 
were : brother Thomas James, Samuel James, sister Sarah Sale, and brother-in- 
law John Sale, the last two receiving life tenure in certain real estate. (Suffolk 
Probate Records, vol. 20, p. 180.) On 21 Sept. 1738 Samuel Blancher of Wey- 
mouth and Jane his wife, together with Samuel James and several of the heirs 
of Thomas' James, all of Hingham. sold to Samuel Slader of Hingham reaal estate 
described as ^^ part of the estate that Francis James, John Sale, and Sarah Sale 
died seized of." (Suffolk Deeds, vol. 107, p. 41.) 

69 Oxford Street^ SomervUle^ Mass, Ella F. Eixiot. 



Jenkins-Jones. — The following record is preserved on a loose sheet of paper 
which was found in an old Bible concordance now in the possession of a lady 
residing in BratUeboro, Vt. The book was rescued from a rubbish heap, on 
which it had been tossed by people who occupied the house in which the family 
of its present possessor once lived. The letters M.P., which appear In large 
capitals at the bottom of the sheet, are perhaps the initials of Miles Pblllipa, 
whose name, with the date 1776, is written* in ink on the margin at the top of 
one of the pages of the concordance. The sheet on which the record is written 
now measures about 10^ by Sh inches, but its size has been reduced by wear 
and tear. Perforations in the left-hand margin Indicate that the sheet was at 
one time fastened into a book. 

John Jenkin was borne the 7^ day of July 1688/ 

Martha Jenkin was borne the 80^^ day of June 1690/ 

Mary Jenkins the wife of John Jenkins was borne the 18 day of June 169[(om] 
Between 11 and 12 A clock llnterlined between the birth datee of Ucary am 
Thomas,^ 

Thomas Jenkins the sone of John Jenkins was borne the 28^ day of 9ber 
1724 

John Jones the sone of Abraham Jones was borne the 2*^ di^ of Janaa[Coni] 
1701/2 About 4 A dok at noon 

Mary Jones was borne the 24*»> day «* 7ber 1706/ 

Martha Jones was borne the IZ^ day of inarch 1708/9 



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Abraham Jones was borne the 6^ day of march 1710/11 

Sarah Jones was borne the 5^ day of Aagost 1714/ 

Benjamin Jones was borne the 2" day <>' July 1718/ 

Thomas Jones was borne the 80^ day of 7ber 1721/ 

John Jenkln the sone of John Jenkins was borne the 22 day of abr[rom] 

172[tom1 
Mary Jenkln the daughter of John Jenkins was borne the 29 day of Abrill 

1729 John Jenkin and mary his wife marled the 6 day of february 1724 

M. P. 
Dtdham^ Moms, Charles S. Liscom. 



HiSTORIOAL INTKLUGENCB 

Standish.— The New England Historic Genealogical Society has received 
from England copies of twenty-flve deeds, hitherto unpablished, relating to the 
lands in various Lancashire parishes and In the Isle of Man which, according 
to the statement of Capt. Myles Standish in his will, had been '' surruptously 
detained ** from him. Some of these deeds are in Latin, others in English, the 
earliest one dating from 1481. They reveal a branch of the Standish family 
which settled in the Isle of Man and indicate one of its members as in all prob- 
ability either the father or the grandfather of Capt. Myles of Plymouth. These 
deeds, with an article by their discoverer, will be printed in the Bkoistbr for 
AprU or July 1914. 

Phillimors*8 Pabish Beoisters.— Thomas M. Blagg, Esq., of 124 Chancery 
Lane, London, editor of the series of English Parish Registers projected by the 
late W. P. W. PhUlimore, Esq., and published for many years under his direc- 
tion, has sent to the librarian of the New England Historic Genealogical Society 
several copies of the new catalogue of the volumes thus far issued, and in his 
letter accompanying this gift makes the following appeal : 

" I would ask that you give some of these [catalogues] to people likely to 
support the series by becoming subscribers to at least one county series. At 
present the support of the series from your side of the Atlantic is almost negli- 
gible. Genealogists in America seem content to use the public libraries there 
and do not realize that, if a few more of them would subscribe to the coun- 
ty they are specially interested in, that increased support would enable that 
county to be printed at double the pace and completed within a few years, 
whereas with the almost complete absence of the private subscriber several 
counties have for long been entirely at a standstill and is is at times doubtful if 
the series as a whole can be continued. 

'^ The same neglect is strangling the good work of the British Record So- 
ciety." 

OKNEALOOIE8 IN PREPARATION. — Pcrsons of the scvcral 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. 

Annable.— Anthony y bom in co. Kent, England, about 1599, died at Barn- 
stable, Mass., 1674, by Rev. Herbert Leslie Buzzell, Nprthfield, Mass. 

BuswelL—lBBACy bom, perhaps at Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, about 1606-8, 
died at Salisbury, Mass., 8 July 1688, by Rev. Herbert Leslie Buzzell, Northfleld, 
Mass. 

^arr.— George, of Lynn, Mass., bom in England 1594, died at Lynn, Mass., 
S4 Oct. 1662, and Thomas, of Lynn and Stow, Mass., bom in England, by Mrs. 
Ida Farr Miller, 18 Lawrence Street, Wakefield, Mass. 

(7oodrt'd9«.— William, bom probably at Bury St. Edmunds, co. Suffolk, Eng- 
land, 8 Apr. 1608, died at Watertown, Mass., 21 Mar. 1646/7, by Edwin A. Good- 
ridge, M.D., 127 Maple Avenue, Flushing, N. T. 



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Gfiffyn.^ILvLgh, died at Sadbary, Mass., 1654, by Mn. W. E. Hodge, 27 Bilt- 
more Street, Springfield, Mass. 

JE£untington.^8imon^ bom 7 Aog. 1588, died at sea 1688, by Samael Gladding 
Huntington, 178 Kenyon Street, Hartford, Conn. 

Lincoln,'-6Bmae\, bom at Hingham, co. Norfolk, England, 1619, died at 
Hlngham, Mass., 26 May 1690, by Waldo Lincoln, Esq., 49 Elm Street, Wor- 
cester, Mass. 

Van Xoon.— Jan, died at Loonenborgh, N. Y., in the early part of the eighteenth 
centory, by E. Haviland HlUman, F^S.O., 18 Somers Place, Hyde Park, W., 
London, England. 



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GENEALOGICAL 

Bailey genealogy. Account of the 18th gathering of the Balley-Bayley Family 
Association, particularly commemorative of the life and services of Brig.-Gen. 
Jacob Bayley, 1786-1815, held in West Newbury, Mass., August 19, 1911. 68 p. 
map pi. por. 8« 

Bally genealogy. Genealogy of the Baily family of Bromham, Wiltshire, Eng- 
land, and more particularly of the descendants of Joel Baily, who came from 
Bromham about 1682 and settled in Chester County, Pa. By Gilbert Cope. Lan- 
caster, Pa., Wickersham Printing Company, 1912. 9+672 p. f cam. map. pi. por. 
4« 

Bates genealegy. The Bates Bulletin. Series 2> vol. 2, no. 1. September^ 
1918. p. 21-88, U. 8« 

Bieknell genealogy. Good News. The Bicknell Family Association. Vol. 1, 
no. 2. Providence, B. I., 1918. 15 p. por. 12« 

Oary genealogy. The John Cary Descendants. Bulletin, no. 14, new series. 
October, 1918. p. 71-74, tt. 8« 

DiekinsoB genealogy. The Dickinson family of Milton and Litchfield. By 
Anthon Temple Gesner. Middletown, Conn., Pelton & King, 1918. 14 p. pi. 8« 

Dntsher genealogy. The Dutcher family. By Walter Kenneth GrilBn. n. p. 
Bu d. 68 p. 4« Reprinted from the New York Gcmealogical and Biographical Bee* 
Old for 1909-1910. 

eenrlsh geaeelogy. Old Boston families, number two, the Gerrish family 
(family of Capt. John Gerrish) . By Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, M.A., 
D.C.L. n. p. 1918. 11 p. 8« Reprinted from Rbqistkr for April 1918. 

Hawkins genealogy. Memoranda concerning some branches of the Hawkins 
family and connections. By Gen. John Parker Hawkins, U. S. Army. n. p. 
1918. 187 p. pi. por. 8» 

Howlaad genealegy. Howland Homestead. Vol. 1, no. 8. Boston, Mass., 

Snblished by the Society of the Descendants of Pilgrim John Howland of the 
hip Mayflower, 1912. 12 p. U. S^ 

Eowland genealogy. Howland Homestead. Vol. 1, no. 4. Boston, Mass., 

Subiished by the Society of the Descendants of Pilgrim John Howland of the 
hip Mayflower, 1912. 12 p. U. 8« 

KimbaU genealogy. Record of the family of Levi Kimball and some of his 
descendants. By Levi Darbee. Revised and extended by Robert M. Darbee. 
B. p. 1918. 119+54 p. pi. por. 8« 

nrk genealogy. Genealogy of the descendants of John Kirk, bom 1660, at 



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Alfreton, in Derbyshire, England, died 1705, in Dtrby Township, Chester (now 
Delaware) County, Pennsylvania. Compiled by Miranda S. Roberts, edited by 
Gilbert Cope. Doylestown, Pa., Press of the Intelligencer Company, 1912-1918. 
8+721 p. fcsm. map pi. por. 4« 

Larkin genealogy. Chronicle of the Larkin family of the towne of Westerlie 
and Colony of Bhoad Island in New England. Number 2. Pnblished for the 
Larkin Family Association, by William H. Larkin, Jr., Chelsea, Mass., 1918. 
12 p. 8« 

Leret gmealogy. Thomas Levet of Bzeter and Hampton. Reprinted from 
Rboistkr with notes on the English and American families of Levett and 
Leavitt. By Yiotor C[hanning] Sanborn, n. p. 1918. 21 p. pi. 8o 

lindsay 7aadly AssoeUtioa of Ameriea. The annual report of the Lindsay 
Family Association of America (Inc.) for 1912. Edited by Mrs. Margaret Lind- 
say Atkinson, n. p n. d. p. 208-288, 8<» 

lUnaeo, Anoestors and Desoendaats. The history of Peter Parker and Sarah 
Buggies of Boxbnry, Mass., and their ancestors and descendants. By John 
William Linzee, Jr., A.fi., S.B. Boston, Mass., privately printed, 1918. 
12+609 p. 11. por. 80 Price #15.00. Address the author, 96 Charles St., Boston, 
Mass. 

Xaar geaoalogy. Maar family records. By Rev. Charles Maar, A.M. Albany, 
N. Y., 1918. 18 p. 8« Price #1.00. 

Ilanhsll genealogy. Marshall family record with Haskell, Boutwell, Barrett, 
Waddworth, White, Read, Maurice, Kingsbury, Holbrooke, Stevens, Carpenter, 
and allied families. By Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bumslde Kingsbury. Keene, N. H., 
Press of Walter T. Nims, 1918. 108 p. fcsm. 11. pi. por. 8<» Price #1.75 paper; 
#S.OO cloth. Address F. B. Kingsbury, Proctor, Vt. 

Xonitt genealogy. New Merritt records. [By Douglas Merritt.] n. p. 1918. 
n.p. 8" 

The author give* a tbort iiccooiit of the early Engllnh Merrlts; Hennr of Scltaate, Haas.; 
NiefauUto uf ttalcm; PbiUp of BoHod; William of New York; Thomas and John of Rye, N. T.; 
Wettclietftvr County Merritu>; Ism^ of Burlington, N. J.; William of Cecil County, Md.; 
Samuel of St. Pauls, Md.; early American Merriiu; various Merrltts, 1700-1800. 

Xoir genealogy. Molr genealogy and collateral lines with historical notes. By 
Alexander L. Moir. [Lowell, Jifikss., Union Printing Company, c'1918.] 498 p. 
IL pi. por. 80 

Perry genealogy. The Perrys of Bhode Island and tales of Silver Creek ; the 
Bos worth-Bourn-Perry homestead. Revised and enlarged from a lecture before 
the Undawa Chapter of the D. A. B. and their guests of the 8. A. R., at the 
Public Library, Cambridge, N. T., April 18, 1909. By Rev. Calbralth Bourn 
Perry, DD. ; 8. A. R. l^ew York, Tobias Alexander Wright, 1913. 116 p. pi. 
por. 8o Price #8.00 cloth; #4.50 half leather. Address T. A. Wright, 160 
Bleecker St., New York. 

Bichardton genealogy. Eleazer Blchardson of Manchester and Bristol, Vt., 
and Richland, N. Y., and his descendants 1714-1913. With a brief account of 
his earliest ancestor in America, Amos Richardson of Boston, Mass. and Stoning- 
ton, Conn., together with the line of descent from Amos to Rleazer. By Delos 
Andrew Richardson. Pulaski, N. Y., Pulaski Democrat Publishing Co., 1918. 
86 p. 8° 

Bhedd genealogy. Register of the Shedd Family Association, vol. 2. Special 
meeting, December 16, 1918, Boston, Mass. Frank Edson Shedd, secretary, 60 
Federal St., 1912. 31 p. S* 

Itowell genealogy. Outline chart of the Stowell family. By Charles Henry 
StoweU, M.D. n.p. 1913. Chart. 

Tre(a) dwell genealogy. Descendants of Edward Tre(a)dwell, through his son 
John. By William A. Bobbins. New York, 1911. 119 p. 4o 

Underwood genealogy. The Underwood families of America. By Lucien 
Marcus Underwood. Edited by Howard J. Banker. Lancaster, Pa., The New 
Era Printing Company, 1918. Vols. 1 and 2. 40-HOO ; 6+401-809 p. fcsm. pi. 
por. 8« 



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BIOGRAPHICAL 

BliM, Loonard Carpenter, memoir. Leonard Carpenter BIIbs, 1884-1913. n. p. 
1918. [12 p.] fcsm. por. 8o 

Crittenden, John Jordan, memoir. Library of Congress. Calendar of the papers 
of John Jordan Crittenden. Prepared from the original mannscripts in the 
Library of Congress, by C. N. Teamster. Washington, D. C, Government 
Printhig Office, 1913. 886 p. 4o 

Xoseley, Edward Angnitns, Uographj. The life work of Edward A. Moseley 
in the service of humanity. By James Morgan. New York, The Macmillan 
Company, 1913. 6+878 p. fcsm. pi. por. S* 

Parr, Katharine, memoir. Two book bills of Katharine Parr. By F [ranees] 
Bose-Troup. London, £ng., Alexander Morlng, Limited, 1911. 9 p. 8o Be- 
printed from The Library, January, 1911. 

Thomas, Bev. Dr. Thomas £., biography. Letters of Thomas E. Thomas. 
Printed privately, 1913. 168+[2] p. por. 8o 

Harvard Univenity, Class of 1863. Beport of the seci^etary of the Class of 1863 
of Harvard College, June, 1908 to June, 1918. No. 8. Cambridge, The Univer- 
sity Press, 1918. 170 p. pi. por. 8« 

Beheneotady, V. T., Union College. History of the class graduated at Union 
College, Schenectady, N. Y., July 28, 1863, also a record of non-graduates and 
an honor roll of those who served in the Union Army and Navy during the Civil 
war, also reports of the 40th and 60th reunions. Union College, 1908 and 1918. 
By Thomas Healey Fearey. n. p. n. d. 92 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8o 

Tale College, Class of 1893. Vicennial record of Yale '98 and an account of the 
Vicennial Beunion, June 17, 1918. Published by Noah H. Swayne, 2d, Class 
Secretary. Philadelphia, The International Printing Co., 1918. 147 p. 11. pi. 8« 

HISTOBICAL 
(a) General 

Conneoticnt, history. State of Connecticut, register and manual. Prepared 
pursuant to Section 108 of the General Statutes by The Secretary. Hartford, 
published by the State, 1918. 651 p. map pi. 12o 

England, Emigf anU from. Emigrants from Enghmd, 1773-1776. Boston, pub- 
lished by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1918. 206 p. 8<» Be- 
printed from Reoisteh, vols. 62, 68, 64, and 65. 

Litchfield Covnty, Conn. Litchfield County Choral Union, 1900-1912, founded 
to honor the memory of Bobbins Battell. By J. H. Vaill. Norfolk, Conn., pub- 
lished under the auspices of The Litchfield County University Club, 1912. Vols. 
1 and 2. 13-f 267 ; 7+271 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8o 

MaMachnietts Boyal Commisiions. Notes on the Massachusetts Royal Com- 
missions, 1681-1775. By Albert Matthews. Cambridge, John Wilson & Son, 
1918. 119 p. 8o Reprinted from the publications of The Colonial Society of 
Massachusetts, vol. 17. 

Hew Hampshire Congregational Chnrohei. Minutes of the 104th annual meeting 
of the general conference of the Congregational churches of New Hampshire 
held at Nashua, May 20, 21, 22, 1913 ; 112th annual report of the New Hampshire 
Home Missionary Society. Vol. 9, no. 8. Concord, N. H., Ira C. Evans Co., 
1913. 149 p. pi. 8o 

Poweshiek Connty, Iowa, history. History of Poweshiek County, Iowa, a record 
of settlement, organization, progress, and achievement. By Prof. L[eonardl 
F[letcherj Parker. Chicago, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1911. Vols, l 
and 2. 892 ; 759 p. fcsm. pi. por. 4o 

Virginia 8UU Library. BulletUi, vol. 6, no. 2. A list of the portraits and 
pieces of statuary in the Virginia State Library, with biographical notes. By 
Earl G. Swem. Richmond, Davis Bottom, superintendent of public prlnUng, 
1913. p. 21-43, 8« 



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(6) Local 

AnwVory, Man., Tltal roeordi. Vital records of Amesbary, Massachusetts to 
the end of the year 1849. Topsfleld, Mass., published by The Topsfleld Histori- 
cal Society, 191S. 600 p. 8® 

BelfMt, Me., history. History of the city of Belfast In the state of Maine, 
Tol. 9, 1876-1900. By Joseph Williamson and Alfred Johnson. Boston and 
New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918. 84+696+[l] p. fcsm. 11. map pi. 
por. 8« 

Berlin, Conn., history. The early history of Berlin, Connecticut, an historical 
paper dellTcred before The Emma Hart Wlllard Chapter, D. A. B., January 17, 
1913. By Emily 8. Brandegee. 14 p. 8^ 

Borer, V. H., history. Notable events in the history of Dover, New Hamp- 
shire from the first settlement in 1628 to 1865. By George Wadleigh. Dover, 
N. H., 1918. 884 p. pi. 8^ 

DnnsUble, Mass., vital raoordi. Vital records of Dunstable, Massachusetts to 
the end of the year 1849. Salem, Mass., published by The Essex Institute, 1918. 
J88p. 8« 

Xzetor, 00. Doron, Eag., history. Kalendars and trade-gilds before the Ref- 
ommtlon. By Frances Bose-Troup. n.p. 1912. 25 p. 8« Reprinted from the 
Transactions of the Devonshire AssocUition for the Advancement of Science, 
Literature, and Art, 1912,-44, p. 406-430. 

HndMn, H. H., history. History of Hudson, N. H., formerly a part of Dun- 
stable, Mass., 1678-1738 ; Nottingham, Mass., 1783-1741 ; District of Notting- 
ham, 1741-1746; Nottingham West, N. H., 1746-1830; Hudson, N. H., 1830- 
1912. By Kimball Webster, edited by George Waldo Browne. Manchester, 
N. H., Granite State Publishing Co., 1913. 648 p. pi. por. S^ Price #8.60. 

Liverpool, Eag., Emigrants from. List of emigrants to America from Liver- 
pool, 1697-1707. Boston, published by the New England Historic Genealogical 
Society, 1918. 55 p. 8<» Reprinted from Bbqister, vols. 64 and 66. 

Milton, Mass., Uitory. Exercises at the 550th anniversary of the incorporation 
of the town of Milton, Mass. Complied by the Committee In charge. Boston, 
Poole Printing Company [1918]. 46 p. 8o 

How Salem, Mass., Aeademy. History of New Salem Academy. By Eugene 
Bullard. 1913. 279 p. U. pi. por. 8<» Price #1.75; by maU #1.90. Address 
Edwin F. Stowell, New Salem, Mass. 

Hewbnry, Vt., history. I50th anniversary of the settlement of Newbury, Ver- 
mont. Old home week, August 11-16, 1912. Groton, Vt., The Groton Times 
Print, 1912. 49+6 p. fcsm. map pi. por. 8o 

Peterborough, H.H., history. Peterborough, N. H. in the American Revolu- 
tion. By Jonathan Smith. [Clinton, Mass., The W. J. Coulter Press] 1918. 
423 p. 8« 

Eiohfleld, Ohio, history. Annals of the twentieth annual meeting of the Rich- 
field Reunion Association, held in the Phillip's Grove, West Richfield, Ohio, 
August 15, 1912. 24 p. pi. 12<» 

Tewkibiury, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Tewksbury, Massachusetts 
to the end of the year 1849. Salem, Mass., published by The Essex Institute, 
1912. 246 p. 8o 

Tyngiboro, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Tyngsboro, Massachusetts 
to the end of the year 1849. Salem, Mass., published by The Essex Institute, 
1912. 119 p. 8o 

West BajUUm, Mass., history. Dedication of the Beaman Memorial Public 
Library. West Boylston, Mass., 1912. 52 p. 11. por. 8<» 

West Gardiner, Xc, vital records. Vital records of West Gardfaier, Mahie, to 
the year 1892. Gardiner, Me., The Reporter-Journal Press, 1918. 109 p. 8<» 
Price #1.09. Address Henry 8. Webster, Gardiner, Me. 



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Hiitoria. Vol. 4, no. 8. Oklahoma City, Okla., 1918. 8 p. 4o 

Lowell Hiiterieal Boeiety. Contributions of the Lowell Historical Society, or- 
ganlzed>, December 21, 1868; incorporated. May 21, 1902. Vol. 1, no. 8. Lowell^ 
Sfass., Batterfleld Printing Co., 1918. p. 848-486, 11. map pi. 8« 

Lynn Hiitorioal BoeUty. The register of the Lynn Historical Society, Lynn« 
Massachasetts, number 16, edited by the Committee on Publication. Lymii 
Mass., Frank S. Whitten, printer, 1918. 120 p. pi. por. 8« 

National Soeioty of the Bona of the Amorioan Bevolation. National Yeaz^book, 

1913. The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Con- 
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ters ; proceedings of Chicago Congress, May 19, and 20, 1918 ; records of mem- 
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New Hampahiro Bute Toaohera' Aasoeiation. History. By [Isaac] Walker and 
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Newport, R. I., 1918. 21 p. 8« 

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of Canada. 3d series, vol. 6. Meeting of May 1912. For sale by James Hope 
& Son, Ottawa; The Copp-Clark Co., Limited, Toronto; Bernard (j^iaritch, 
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Booiety of tho Daoghters of the Amorioan Bovolntioa, Nebraska. History of the 
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B. Pound, n. p. 1918. 5 p. S® 

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1914. n.p. 12« 

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Wilbur ii. Siebert, A.M. Published by the Ohio State University, Columbus, 
1913. 60 p. 8« 

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Monongahela de Beaujeu, translated from the French by Rev. Q. E. Hawet. 
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York, William Post, 1918. 28 p. map pi. por. 8o 



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HISTORICAL AND GENEA Wh.ICAL 
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HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 
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APRIL, 1914 



WILLIAM THEOPHILUS ROGERS MARVIN, AM., L.H.D. 

By Mrs. Eucabbth Euot BiAsmr Wood of New York CHy 

William Theophilus Rogebs Mabvin, a resident member of 
the New England Historic Genealogical Society from 1900 and a 
member of its Council for the years 1902-1904, died at his home at 
70 Perry Street, Brookline, Mass., after a long and painful illness, 
24 February 1913, at the age of eighty-one years. He was bom in 
Boston, Mass., 30 December 1832, the son of Theophilus Rogers and 
Julia Ann Coleman (Coggeshall) Marvin. 

His paternal line in New £2ngland was derived from Reinold 
Marvin, one of the early settlers of Connecticut, who was bom in 
the later years of the sixteenth century at Great Bentley, co. Essex, 
England, a son of £kiward Marvin of that parish. This Reinold,^ 
who lived at Hartford, Farmington, Saybrook, and Lyme, Conn., 
died at the last-mentioned place in 1662. His son, Reinold,' was of 
L3rme, Conn., was lieutenant and representative, married Sarah, 
daughter of George Clark, and died m 1676. Capt. Reinold* of 
Lyme, who was bom in 1669 and died in 1737, was by his second 
wife, Martha, daughter of Thomas Waterman of Norwich, Conn., 
the father of Capt. Elisha* of Lyme, who was bom 8 March 1717/18, 
married, 17 May 1739, Catharine Mather, and died 31 December 
1801. Their son. Gen. Elihu' of Norwich, who was bom in Decem- 
ber 1752, married, 25 December 1780, Elizabeth, daughter of The- 
ophilus Rogers, Jr., and died 13 September 1798. His youngest 
child and only son was Theophilus Rogers,* who was bom at Nor- 
wich 23 February 1796, married, 3 April 1832, Julia Ann Coleman 
Coggeshall of New Bedford, Mass., a descendant of President John 
Coggeshall of the Colony of Rhode Island, and died at Brookline, 
Mass., 9 May 1882, his wife, who was bom 3 April 1811, dymg 30 
January 1882, only a little more than three months before her hus- 
band. Theophilus Rogers Marvin was the founder, in 1823, of what 
is now the oldest printing house in the city of Boston, a public- 
Bpirited man, and at one time a member of the Massachusetts Gen- 
^ Court. In 1859 T^^lliams College conferred on him the honorary 
degree of Master of Arts. 
William Theophilus Rogers^ Marvin was educated in the public 

fichools of Boston, his native city, attending the Adams School and 
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116 William TheophiltM Rogers Marvin [April 

the Boston Latin School, where he was graduated in 1850, winning 
the much prized Franklin Medal. He was prepared for Yale College; 
but a visit to Williamstown at CJommencement time brought Irai 
under the influence of that ''grand old man/' Mark Hopkins, and he 
decided to enter Williams instead. While in college he became a 
member of the Sigma Phi fraternity, which he always loved and of 
which he was a devoted son, being ever ready to do anything in his 
power for any of its members. By the younger men of the frater- 
nity he was looked upon as an example of what a loyal member 
might be. He was graduated in the Class of 1854, and received 
from his alma mater the degree of Master of Arts in 1857. Seven 
years later, in 1864, he obtained a charter for the Williams chapter 
of the Phi Beta Kappa, being himself one of the charter members. 
In 1909 the College conferred on him, for his literary attainments 
and "his absolute loyalty to the college," the degree of Doctor of 
the Hmnanities. From 1859 to 1912 he was absent from only two 
Commencements, a unique record. In all these years he made a 
practice of preserving printed matter pertaining to the affairs of • 
the College, and a short time before his death he sent to the College 
Library this collection of "Collegeana," in twelve bound volumes. 

Immediately after his graduation at Williams he entered the 
printing oflice of his father, and in 1856 he was given an interest in 
the business, the name of the firm being changed to T. R. Marvin & 
Son. For fifty-seven years Dr. Marvin was a printer, at first with 
his father, then alone, and later with Mr. Frederick C. Fairbanks 
as his partner. He took much pride in the books that he printed, 
and endeavored to make each one as nearly perfect as possible. 
When other printers were troubled with strikes, he laid the points 
at issue before his men, and averted any complications. The firm 
was originally established at 32 old Congress Street, but in later 
years was moved to 24, then to 42, and in 1870 to 131 Congress 
Street, where the business was carried on in a large and well-equipped 
office until the plant was completely destroyed in the great Boston 
fire of 1872. Then, after occupying temporary quarters on Corn- 
hill, the firm was rehoused at 49 FedersJ Street, and was moved 
still later to 73 Federal Street, where it remained until after Dr. 
Marvin's death. The motto of the house. Sine Lahore Nihil, has 
well expressed its dominant spirit. 

At one time in his early manhood Dr. Marvin was much interested 
in military affairs, and was a member of the New England Guards. 
Later he was a sergeant in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery 
Company. He joined also the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, 
and was appointed quartermaster-sergeant on the stafif of Col. Bur- 
bank, who was then in conunand of the First Regiment. In later 
years he took much pleasure in telling "how we used to do things in 
those days." 

In 1857 Mr. Marvin became a Mason, joining Columbian Lodge 
of Boston. After reaching the grade of Master Mason he served 
his lodge in various offices, and was master in 1871-72. In 1883 he 
was elected secretary of Columbian Lodge, and continued to serve 
in that capacity until his death. In 1885-86 he was also senior 



1914] WiUiam Theophilus Rogers Marvin 117 

grand warden in the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. He edited 
and published various works on Masonic history and antiquities, 
among them a report on "The Arms of the Freemasons," published 
in the Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts for 1880, 
his thorough knowledge of heraldry making him especially well- 
qualified for this task. 

Dr. Marvin's interest in antiquarian matters was pronoimced. 
In the New England Historic Genealogical Society, in addition to 
his term of three years (1902-1904) as a member of the Coimcil, he 
was in 1902 a member of the Committee on the Cabinet, in 1903 
and 1904 a member of the Committee on Epitaphs, in 1904 a member 
of the Committee on Collection of Records, and in 1903, 1904, and 
1905 a member of the Committee on Papers and Essays. He was 
a director in the Bunker Hill Monument Association, and was a 
life member of the Bostonian Society, serving for Some time on the 
Council of the latter society and printing for many years its Pvbli" 
cations. Knowing his keen interest in genealogical research, many 
of his friends would smile over his father's statement that he feared 
William had no head for genealogy. He was, in fact, an accurate 
genealogist, and a careful, critical printer of many genealogical 
works. He compiled the Marvin genealogy and pedigrees which 
appeared in Salisbury's "Family-Histories and Genealogies," he 
wrote "The English Ancestry of Reinold and Matthew Marvin of 
Hartford, Ct., 1638," which was published in 1900, and, in conjunc- 
tion with Mr. George Franklin Marvin of New York, wrote the 
"Descendants of Reinold and Matthew Marvin," which appeared 
in 1904. He also edited and printed "The Greene Family in Eng- 
land and America with Pedigrees," 1901. 

Numismatics claimed a large share of Dr. Marvin's attention, 
and among numismatiste he was well-known as the author of "The 
Medals of the Masonic Fraternity," 1880, a subject on which he 
continued to collect data until his death, and of other papers on this 
branch of knowledge. Although appearing merely as one of the 
editors of Betts's "American Colonial History Illustrated by Con- 
temporary Medals," he was in reality responsible for much of the 
information contained in this work. For nearly forty years he 
edited and published the American Journal of Numismatics. He 
was an active member of the Boston Numismatic Society, an honor- 
ary member of the American Numismatic and Archaeological Society 
of New York and of the American Numismatic Association, a corre- 
sponding member of the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of 
Philadelphia, and, in recognition of his attainments in this field of 
antiquarian research, he was made a foreign associate of the Royal 
Numismatic Society of Belgium. 

From 1872 on Dr. Marvin resided in Brookline, and for twenty- 
two years (1875-1897) he was a member of the School Committee 
of that town, watching closely the development of the curriculum of 
the high school and insisting that thoroughness is the foundation 
of knowledge. He was also a member of the Brookline Thursday 
Club, being its president for two years. 

Those who believe that a person beyond seventy is tmable to 



118 WtUiam Theophilus Rogers Marvin [April 

take up a new line of original research must make an exception in 
the case of Dr. Marvin. During the last years of his life he became 
much interested in a document in the possession of the Bostonian 
Society, and known in English legal phraseology as a ''fine." It 
was written in the legal Latin of the reign of James II, abounded in 
legal abbreviations and other shortened forms, and had never been 
translated. He had seen the document years before, and had puz- 
zled out a few words, but had given the translation up as too great a 
task for a busy man. In the last year of his life he attacl^d the 
problem again, and with infinite patience constructed an dphabet 
and worked out all but a few words. The translation was published 
in the Bostonian Society PublicationSy vol. 10. 

For more than fifty years Dr. Marvin was a member of the Prot- 
estant Episcopal Church. He became closely identified with the 
Church of the Messiah in Boston, serving as vestryman and later as 
junior warden, ai^d being often chosen as a delegate to the diocesan 
convention. In the leaflet of that Church for 2 March 1913, the 
rector. Rev. John McGaw Foster, wrote: 

<'The memory of Mr. Marvin's life is that of a Christian gentleman of 
the old school. With a mind remarkably keen to keep abreast of the topics 
which concern modem thought, his faith was the simple faith of his fathers 
— the Faith once for all delivered to the saints. . . . 

"None could know Mr. Marvin well without being impressed by the 
ripeness of his scholarship and the vigorous cultivation of his mental 
powers. . . ." 

Dr. Marvin married first, 17 April 1861, Anne Maria Howe, who 
was bom at Milford, N. H., 27 June 1837, daughter of George and 
Judith Ray (Sawyer) Howe of Boston. She died suddenly in Boston 
9 July 1870, leaving three children: Florence, who now resides at 
Cambridge, Mass., the widow of George Hoffman Embree; Julia 
Rogers, who was married to Lieut. Charles Brooks Clark and is now 
deceased; and Theophilus Rogers, now deceased. He married sec- 
ondly, at Brookline, 30 December 1874, his cousin, Mary Ritchie, 
who was bom at New Bedford, Mass., 12 June 1845, daughter of 
Edward Samuel and Abby Russell (Pope) Ritchie of Brookline. 
By his second wife, who survived him, Dr. Marvin had three chil- 
<lren: Elizabeth Eliot, now the wife of Howland Wood of New York 
City; John Reginold, who married Grace W. Field and resides at 
Evanston, 111.; and George Ritchie, who married Florence Ruth 
Dennis, resides in Boston, and is a member of the printing firm of 
which his father was for so many years the head. In his family life 
Dr. Marvin was a most loving father, always interested in whatever 
concerned his children, especially in their literary work, and ever 
ready with advice or friendly criticism. 



1014] The Savage Family 119 



OLD BOSTON FAMILIES 

Number Threb 

THE SAVAGE FAMILY 

By Lawbbncb Park, Esq., of Groton, Mass. 

[Concluded from page 32] 

36. Alexander Edwards^ Savage {Alexander,^ Johriy^ Thomas,^ 

Habijah* Thomas,^ Thomas^), bom at Bangor, Me., 5 Apr. 
1822, was a student at Bowdoin College, but was not gradu- 
ated there. In 1851 or 1852 he went to Qumcy, III, where he 
entered the real estate busmess with his brother, Charles 
Alexander (26, iv), and continued in this business until his 
death, which occuired at Quincy 28 Apr. 1873. 

He married at North Chelsea (now Revere), Mass., 12 Oct. 
1854, Elizabeth Shxjrtlepp, bom at Chelsea, Mass., 12 May 
1834, died at Revere 12 Jan. 1907, daughter of Benjamin and 
Cynthia (Bryant) of North Chelsea. 

Children, bom at Quincy: 

i. George Shepard,' b. 14 Sept. 1856; living at Quincv; m. at Quincy, 
16 Sept. 1886, Saidee Ione (Dimmock) Hurt. No children. 

ii. Lizzie Eugenie, b. 13 Apr. 1859; living unm. at Quincy. 

iii. Benjamin Shurtlbff, b. 18 Sept. 1864; living unm. at Hermiston, 
Oreg. 

iv. Sarah Shurtlbpp, b. 23 Feb. 1868: m. at Quincv, 14 Oct. 1886, 
Charles Ellsworth Hoar, b. at Quincy 7 Feb. 1862, d. at Quincy 

1 Dec. 1893. Child: 1. Charles Benjamin, b. at Quincy 6 July 1887. 
T. Alexander Edwards, b. 5 Feb. 1871 ; d. unm. at Las Vegas, N. Mex., 

2 Jan. 1907. 

37, Samuel Hay^ Savage (William Henry, ^ Samuel,^ Samuel Phil- 

Upsy^ Arthur,* Thomas,^ Thomas^), was bom at Barnstable, 
Mass., 8 Mar. 1827. His mother dying when he was less than 
two weeks old, he passed the first two years of his life with his 
grandfather Savage at Barnstable, and then, until his fourth 
year, he hved with his paternal aunt, Mrs. Lemuel Shaw 
(21, ix), in Boston. In 1832 he was taken to Tivoli-on-the- 
Hudson, N.Y., to live with his father and stepmother, and 
in the summer of 1833 accompanied his father to St. Louis, 
Mo., where he attended school. In June 1835 he returned to 
Tivoli, where he was placed in school, and he remained there 
until his father's death in 1839. He was then sent to Boston, 
to be under the care of Mrs. Shaw, and was soon placed in a 
Quaker school at Sandwich, Mass., kept by Paul Wing. He 
was a pupil at the English High School in Boston from 1840 
to 1843. After a few months passed in a store at Worcester, 
he travelled extensively in Central America, spending much 
time with his half-brother Henry in Guatemala. In 1848 he 
was at Tampico. About 1857 he returned to Boston, where 
for two years he was a merchant and lived with his uncle and 
aunt at 49 Mt. Vemon Street. In 1861 he was in the countmg- 



120 Old Boston Families [April 

room of Elisha Atkins, a merchant at 26 India Wharf, where 
he continued until 1870. In 1860, after his marriage, he lived 
at Brookline, Mass., in 1862 at 20 Bowdoin Street, Boston, 
and from 1863 to 1870 at 9 West Cedar Street. In 1870 he 
moved to 431 Beacon Street, and in 1887 to 521 Beacon Street, 
which was his home for the remainder of his life. In June 
1874, accompanied by his wife and children, he went to 
Europe, returning to Boston in Nov. 1876. He died in Boston 
21 Oct. 1901, and is buried in the Goodspeed's Hill Cemetery, 
Barnstable.* 

He married in Boston, 24 Oct. 1860, Cathemne Daven- 
port Hayward, bom in Boston 26 Sept. 1833, daughter of 
Joseph Henshaw and Catherine (Davenport) of Boston and 
granddaughter of Dr. Lemuel Hayward, whose first wife was 
Sarah Savage (12, xi). 

Children, bom in Boston: 

i, ADELAn>E Hat,* b. 6 Sept. 1861 ; m. in Boston, 17 Nov. 1886, Francis 
Tiffany Bowles, b. at Springfield, Mass., 7 Oct. 1868, son of 
Benjamin Franklin and Mary E. (Bailey) of Springfield and grand- 
son of Samuel Bowles, foimder and first editor of the Springfield 
Republican, He entered the U. S. Naval Academy at .Ajinapolis. 
Md., in 1875 and was graduated with high honors in 1879. Sevarai 
years thereafter were passed at the Royal Naval College at Green- 
wich, Eng.^ and upon his return home he was appointed secretary 
of the Advisory Board of the U. S. Navy. In 1886, while stationed 
at Norfolk, Va., he was appointed constructor at the navy yard, 
and in 1901 became chief constructor. U. S. N., with the rank of 
rear-admiral. In 1903 he accepted the office of president of the 
Fore River Shipbuilding Co. of Quincy, Mass., and since July 1913, 
when the Company was transfeired to the Fore River Shipbuilding 
Corporation, he has continued to act as president. He is a member 
of the Boston Harbor Commission, oi the Institution of Naval 
Architects of London, and past-president of the Society of Naval 
Architects and Marine Engineers of New York. He belongs to the 
Metropolitan Club of New York and to the Metropolitan Club of 
Washington. He has had for many years a summer home at 
Barnstable, Mass., and his town house is at 148 Marlborough St., 
Boston. Children, b. at Norfolk, Va.: 1. Thomas Savage, b. 
6 Nov. 1888; d. at Nuremberg, Germany, 14 Aug. 1910; a member 
of the Class of 1912, Harvard College 2. Catherine Hay, b. 23 Jan. 
1890. 

iL Henrt, b. 6 Feb. 1864; m. at St. Augustine, Fla., 1 June 1899, Helen 
Laurie Alexander, b. at Yorkvitle, YorV Co., S. C, 18 Jime 1874, 
dau. of Dr. Laurence Spottiswood and Mary Lavonia (Adickes). 
Mr. Savage's early life, with the exception of two years (1874- 

* The following notioe of Mr. Savage appeared in the BoeUm Bvening Traneoripl, 
a few dasrs after his death. 

'*The death on Monday of Mr. Samuel Hay Savage of Beacon Street removed 
another of our genuine Boston type from a large family and social circle. 

'* Mr. Savage was a man of much culture from a large reading of books and ioter- 
oonree with men of thought and action. Full of heart, life, oympathy, always ready 
to speak a kind word and perform a kind act, he will be tenderly remembered by a 
large circle of friends. It was well said of him that he never did a thing that a true 
gentleman should not do. He was a Unitarian in his faith, and believed that the love 
of Qod would prepare for him and for all who tried to do their duty a home of peace 
and happiness beyond. 

"Bom in Barnstable, Mr. Savage delighted to return to the scenes of his childhood, 
and he had but just purchased a summer home there, and was engaged in preparini^ it 
for occupation another year, when death so suddenly but peacefully called nia wgm% 
from earth to the Father's house of many manstona. . 



1914] The Savage Family 121 

1876) spent at boarding school at Vevey, Switzerland, and in 
Brussels, Belgium, was passed in and about Boston, where he was 
graduated from tne Latin School in 1877. Upon reaching man- 
hood he engaged in the coffee business, much of nis time being spent 
in Mexico and South America. In 1898, while on a visit to South 
Carolina, he became interested in the cultivation of cotton and 
other southern crops, invested money in several plantations near 
Camden in that state, and has since then been identified with that 
place, being one of the largest planters in the vicinity of Camden. 
Children, b. at Camden: 1. Hope* b. 3 May 1900. 2. Catherine 
Davenport, b. 25 Oct. 1901; d. at Camden 1 June 1904. 3. Henry, 
b. 1 Aus. 1903. 4. Lawrence Alexander, b. 28 Oct. 1905. 5. Helen 
Alexander, b. 24 Aug. 1908. 6. Frances Adelaide, b. 20 Feb. 1913. 

38. John Richard^ Savage (John,* William,^ Samuel Phillips, 
Arthur,* Thcnnas,^ Thomas^), bom in Philadelphia, Pa., 9 May 
1828, was baptized at St. Peter's Church in that city 9 July 
1828. He was a manufacturing chemist on Orthodox Street, 
Frankford, Philadelphia, the name of the firm at different 
times being Savage A Allen, Savage 4 Keyser, Savage, Keyser 
& Stovell, and Savage & Stovell. He had considerable artistic 
talent, which with training and study would undoubtedly 
have given him a prominent position as an artist. He died 
at his home on Orthodox Street, Frjmkford, after a short 
illness, 8 June 1900, and is buried beside his wife m Oxford 
Churchyard near Cheltenham, Pa. A portrait of Mr. Savage 
in the dress of an art student, painted in 1847 by Samuel B. 
Waugh of Philadelphia, is owned by Mr. Savage's son at 
Frankford. 

He married at St. John's Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, 
26 Dec. 1854, Sally Ann Ketsiib, bom in Philadelphia 6 May 
1828, died at Frankford 12 Mar. 1886, daughter of Elhanan 
Winchester and Maria (Fox) of Philadelphia. 

Children, bom at Frankford: 
i. Jbannbttb .• b. 10 Aug. 1856; m. (1) at Frankford, 19 Oct. 1882, 
Rev. William Henry Graff officiating, Robert Lbvick, b. in Phila- 
delphia 24 Julv 1843, d. at Frankford 30 Jan. 1893, son of Robert 
and Hannah (Jefferson) of Philadelphia, a member of the Society 
of Friends, and engaged in the wholesale boot and shoe business 
in Philadelphia; m. (2) at Frankford, 30 Apr. 1904, Robert Thomas 
MooRHOusB, b. in Philadelphia 26 Sept. 1856, son of Robert Owens 
and Margaret (Kalbach) of Philadelphia. Mr. Moorhouse is a 
paper manufacturer at Bridesburg, Philadelphia, and is the father 
of three children by a previous marriage. Mra. Moorhouse has 
had no children by either marriage, 
ii. Mahlon Levis, b. 7 Feb. I860; m. at St. Mark's Church, Frankford, 
30 Apr. 1890. Rev. William Henry Graff officiating, Maud Garsed, 
b. at Frankford 5 May 1861, dail. of Richard and Margaretta 
(Benton) of Frankford. Mr. Savage is emploved in the U. S. 
arsenal at Bridesburg, Philadelphia, and resides at Frankford. 
He was, some years ago, much interested in cricket, and played on 
several amateur teams around Philadelphia. No children. 
ill. Katb Wallace, b. 22 Mar. 1864; d. unm. at Frankford 9 Dec. 1905. 
iv. John Richard, b. 17 Apr. 1869; m. at Underwood, Province of 
Ontario, Can., 7 June 1904, Elspbth Mona Murray, b. at Under- 
wood 25 Dec. 1877, dau. of Hugh and Katharine (Macdougall) of 
Underwood. Mr. Savage entered the University of Pennsylvania 
in 1884, and was graduated in 1889 with the degrees of B.S. and 



122 Old Boston Families [April 

C.E. While at the University he was vice-president of his class. 
From 1889 to 1890 he was in tne service of the Penn^lvania R. R. 
Ck>., and from 1890 to 1895 he was assistant engineer, U. S. Engineer 
Coips, and was stationed at Portland, Oreg. In 1895 he became 
engmeer of the Seattle & Lake Washington Waterway Co., at 
Seattle, Wash., and from 1897 to 1901 was again in the employ of 
the Pennsylvania R. R. Ck>. In 1901 he entered the employ of the 
Lackawanna Steel Ck>. at Buffalo, N. Y., and in 1904 became and 
still is chief engineer of the Long Island R. R., with headouartera 
at Jamaica, L. I. He resides at Garden City, L. I. Children, b. 
at Garden City: 1. Virginia Murray* b. 15 May 1906. 2. John 
Richard, b. 16 Aug. 1908. 3. Hugh Murray, b. 25 Dec. 1912. 

39. Joseph Wyndham^ Savage (Samuel Aldridge,^ Joseph,^ Samuel 
Phillips,^ Arthur,* Thomas,* Thomas^), bom in New York City 
5 Aug. 1812, became in early life a prominent Whig, and 
served in the state legislature, where he acquired a wide 
reputation as a public speaker. While a member of the 
legislature he delivered in the assembly a strong spneech 
entitled " The Tomb of Washington," in which he made a vigor- 
ous plea for the purchase of Mount Vernon by the Government. 
He was a candidate for the nomination for governor of New 
York before the convention of 1853. In New York City he 
was successively president of a bank and of an insurance 
company and director in various financial institutions. He 
removed later to Rahway, N. J., where in 1881 he was elected 
mayor, served three terms, and died in o£Eice at Rahway 17 
Dec. 1884. 

He married first, in New York City, 13 Sept. 1838, Caro- 
line F. Child, bom in New York City 14 Sept. 1823, died 
there 21 June 1843, daughter of Francis and Mary of New York 
City; secondly, in New York City, 16 Oct. 1860, Sarah 
Frances Mabie Pike, bom in New York City 9 Mar. 1832, 
died at Rahway, N. J., 10 May 1871, daughter of Noah Thorp 
and Lavinia (Parcells) of New York City; and thirdly, at 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 20 Jime 1872, Frances C. Parcells, 
who died at Richmond, Va., Apr. 1895. 

Children by first wife, bom in New York City: 

L JosBPHiNB WiNFRBD,* b. 13 July 1840; d. at Rahway, N. J., 27 June 
1875; m. at EUxabeth, N. J., 6 Jan. 1861, her stepmother's brother, 
Noah Websteb Pike, b. in New York City 25 Nov. 1837. Chil- 
dren: 1. Susan CharlotU, b. 11 May 1862; m. in New York City, 
27 July 1887, Joseph Webber Savage (vide infra 39, iii). 2. Caro- 
line Frances, b. at Plainfield, N. J., 29 Nov. 1863; unm. 3. Noah 
Thorp, b. at PlainfieM, N. J., 13 Aug. 1865; m. at Bainbridge» 
Decatur Co., Ga., 23 Apr. 1888, Anna Tonge Terrell, dau. of Robert 
Rains and Henrietta Mildred (Dutton) of Bainbridge; three 
children. 4. Joseph Savage, b. at Plainfield, N. J., 23 May 1870; m. 

iL Carolins Frances, b. 20 Nov. 1842; d. in New York City; m. (1) 
at Washington, D. C.^ John Lamont McIlvains; m. (2) Henbt 
Clat McIlvainb. Children by first husband: I. Frances McCleUand, 

b. m New York City 28 May 1862; d. ; m. ; one 

child, now deceased. 2. Josephine, b. at Plainfield, N. J.» 1864; 
m. twice; one child. 

Children by second wife, bom at Rahway, N. J.: 
iiL Joseph Wbbbbb, lawyer, b. 12 Sept. 1861: m. in New York City, 
27 July 1887, Sxtsan CHABLom Pdob {vide supra, 30, i, 1). ChikU 



1914] The Savage Family 123 

ren: 1. Beatrice A.,* b. at Berkeley, Cal., 6 June 1891; d. there 29 
June 1891. 2. Joeepkine D,, b. at Elizabeth, N. J., 14 July 1892. 
8. Joseph W. (twin), b. in New York City 27 Jan. 1895. 4. Richard 
U, (twin), b. 27 Jan. 1895. 

iv. Cbarlottb Elizabbth, b. 11 Deo. 1862; unm. 

V. Walter Pikb, lawyer, b. 20 Sept. 1864; d. at Charlotte, N. C, 
22 Mar. 1907; m. at Hanover, N. J., Sept. 1885, Harriet E. 
Bruen, b. 1863, d. at Rahway, N. J., 17 Mar. 1912. Children: 
1. WaUer,^ b. 5 July 1886; d. 18 Feb. 1890. 2. Gertrude May, b. 
7 Oct. 1888; d. at Kahway, N. J., 30 Mar. 1913; m. at Madison, 
N. J., 25 June 1912, Rev. Jacob Edgar Washabaugh, b. 6 June 
1886; one daughter, Gertrude Morris, b. 28 Mar. 1913. 

vi. Lavinia, b. 18 Mar. 1866; unm. 

vii. John McClelland, b. 29 Mar. 1868; unm. 

viii. Letitia Webber, b. 23 Feb. 1870; living unm. at Plainfield, N. J. 

ix. Sarah Frances, b. 24 Apr. 1871; m. at Morristown, N. J., Ernest 
Mueller. 

40. George Washington^ Savage {Samtiel Aldridge,* Joseph,* 
Samuel PhiUipSf^ Arthur* Thomas,^ Thomas^), bom at Butter- 
milk Falls (now Highland Falls), Cornwall, Orange Co., N. Y., 
26 July 1819, studied law in his early life, but soon abandoned 
the law for the fire insurance business. In 1848 he was elected 
secretary of the then newly organized Merchants Insurance 
Company, and in 1855 was elected president of the Jersey 
City Insurance Company. Later, upon the organization of 
the International Insurance Company, he was appointed its 
secretary, but soon resigned and founded the Star Fire In- 
surance Company, which took a high rank among the local 
institutions. Five years after his retirement from the Inter- 
national Insurance Company he accepted the presidency of 
the Star Fire Insurance Company, and continued in that 
office until the Company went out of existence after the Boston 
fire of 1872. Later he became president of the Columbia Fire 
Insurance Company, and retained that office until his retire- 
ment from the insurance business. He was one of the founders 
of the New York Board of Fire Underwriters, and after being 
its vice-president was elected president in May 1871. In 
1856 he was a presidential elector from New Jersey, and cast 
one of the electoral votes of the state for James Buchanan. 
He also served during the Civil War as draft conmiissioner 
for Union Co., N. J. While president of the Jersey City In- 
surance Company he was appointed judge of the Court of 
Common Pleas for Union Co., N. J., and served in that capa- 
city for five years. In July 1885 he was appointed U. S. con- 
sul at Belfast, Ireland, where he remained for four years; and 
in 1893 he became consul at Dundee, Scotland, and died there, 
while in office as consul, 3 Jan. 1894. 

He married first, at Jersey City, N. J., 3 Aug. 1848, Mart 
E. Shaffeb, bom in New York City 27 Dec. 1819, died at 
Rahway, N. J., 14 Dec. 1858; and secondly, at Easton, Pa., 
21 Feb. 1860, Elizabeth Cathabine Mabbacheb, bom at 
Easton 27 Dec. 1835, died at Camoustie, Scotland, 13 Feb. 
1897, daughter of John and Maria Catherine (Raub) of 
Easton. 



124 Old Boston Families [April 

Children by first wife: 

i. Georgb William,' b. at Jersey City, N. J., 22 Sept. 1849; d. at 
Philadelphia, Pa., 18 Jan. 1913; m. (1) at Trenton, N. J., 30 May 
1871, Mabt Holcombe Pickbl, dau. of Baltes and Elizabeth Kase 
(Holcombe); m. (2) at Mount Holly, N. J., Leila M. Peck. 
Child by first wife: 1. Henry Hclcombe,^ b. at Trenton, 22 Dec. 
1881 ; m^ at Mount Holly, May Huntington Barriger, b. at Wash- 
ington, D. C, 14 Dec. 1879, dau. of Bng.-Gen. John Walker and 
Sarah Frances (Wright); one daughter, Susan May,^* b. at Mount 
HoUy 11 Nov. 1911. 

ii. Joseph Walter, b. at Bergen, N. J., 29 June 1851 ; m. at Menominee, 
Wis., 27 May 1880, Adelia Bltthb Cooper, b. at Carroll ton, Ky., 
27 May 1854, dau. of William and Susan. Children: 1. Eluabeth 
Susan,* b. at Menominee 12 Feb. 1881. 2. Anna Josephine, b. at 
Cedar Falls, Wis., 3 Oct. 1882. 3. Eugenia LetUia, b. at Cedar 
Falls 23 June 1885: m. 4 May 1907 Russell Fay Trimble of EUza- 
beth. N. J., b. at Elizabeth 16 Feb. 1888; one child, Eugenie, b. 
at EUzabeUi 30 Nov. 1910. 

iii. Edward Shaffer, b. 1 July 1854; m. at Rahway, N. J., 13 Nov. 
1878, Margaret Thornal Freeman, b. at Rahway 10 Jan. 1854, 
dau. of Jonathan and Mary (Thornal). Mr. Savage is a lawyer, 
with offices in New York City, and resides at Rahway. Childreoi: 
1. Helen* b. at Woodbridge, N. J., 4 Feb. 1881; m. at Rahway, 
10 Nov. 1904, Edward Kinne Cone, b. 19 Apr. 1867, son of Edward 
G. and Sarah Wakman (Kinne): three children. 2. Mary, b. at 
Woodbridge 18 Feb. 1887; d. at Perth Amboy, N. J., 15 July 1888. 

Children by second wife, bom at Rahway, N. J.: 

iv. Mary Elizabeth, b. 27 May 1861; d. at Rahway 7 Aug. 1861. 

y. Samuel Phillips, b. 15 Feb. 1863; m. at Rahway, 16 May 1893. 
Jenny Cowan Liggett, b. at Covington, Ky., Oct. 1862^ dau. of 
John Albert and Mary Boyd (Armstrong). Mr. Savage is a law- 
yer, with offices in New York City and at Elizabeth, N. J., and 
resides at Elizabeth. Child: 1. Samud PhUlipe,* b. at Ranway 
7 Jan. 1895. 

yi. John Marbachbr, b. 10 Dec. 1864; m. in New York City, 18 Jan. 
1913, Mary EUrney. Mr. Savage was vice-consul at Belfast, 
Ireland, and at Dundee, Scotland, while his father was consul at 
those places, and on his father's death was appointed consul at 
Dundee, holding this position until Mar. 1897, when he returned 
to New York. 

41. William Henby^ Savage {Charles Tyler,^ Joseph,^ Samuel 
PhiUips,^ Arthur,* Thomas,^ Thomas^), bom at Weston, Mass., 
22 Nov. 1831, was taken, when about three years of age, 
by his parents to Fayal in the Azores, where he remained 
until 1837 and attended a Portuguese school. He then lived 
for some years with his paternal grandmother at Salem, Mass. 
In 1845 he removed to Roxbury, Mass., and lived there with 
his parents until 1849, when he went to California and thence 
to Australia, returning to Massachusetts in 1855 and settling 
at Harvard, where he aided his father in the management of 
his farm. On 1 Aug. 1861 he enlisted as sergeant in the 
Fifteenth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers, was slightly 
wounded, 3 July 1863, in the Battle of Gettysburg, and on 
13 May 1864 was dischai]ged for disability. On recovering 
from his wounds he re-enlisted, 27 Feb. 1865, as^sergeant in 
Co. C, First U. S. Artillery, and after the war was assigned 
to recruiting service. At the close of his term of enlistment, 



1914] The Samge Family 125 

27 Feb. 1868, he received an honorable discharge, and re- 
turned to his home at Harvard, where he pursued the occupa- 
tion of farmer until 1913, when he went to live with one of his 
sons at Lakeville, Mass. From 1879 to 1883 he was town clerk 
of Harvard. In 1881 he succeeded his father as a member 
of the Society of the Cincinnati, and in 1882 was commissioned 
a justice of the peace. He is in receipt of a pension on accoimt 
of the wound which he received at Gettysburg. 

He married first, at Northfield, Mass., 25 Sept. 1856, his 
first cousin, Annie Wentworth Thacheb, bom at Biddeford, 
Me., 7 Aug. 1835, died at Harvard 15 July 1892, daughter of 
Henry Savage (14, ix, 5) and Elizabeth Haven (Wardrobe) 
of CJoncord and Portsmouth, N. H.; and secondly, at West- 
ford, Mass., 14 Sept. 1893, Martha Asenath (Wright) 
Fletcher, bom at Westford 5 Dec. 1835, daughter of Eph- 
raim and Asenath (Fletcher) of Westford, and widow of 
Sampson of Westford. 

Children by first wife, the first two bom at Northfield, 
Mass., the others at Harvard, Mass.: 
i. Walter Irvinb,' b. 14 July 1867; d. at Harvard 2 Oct. 1857. 
ii. Frederick Schillow, b. 20 Nov. 1858; m. at Greenfield, Mass., 
20 Nov. 1879, Susan Jane Clark, b. at North Lawrence, N. Y., 
31 Aug. 1860, dau. of Thomas Bolster and Eliza Baker (Kinmton). 
Children: 1. Ethd May^ b. at Turners Falls, Montague, Mass., 
lFd3. 1881; d. at Lancaster, Mass., 15 Feb. 1914; m.at Lancaster. 
28 Ffb. 1901, John Calvin Lawrence Clark, a student at Harvard 
College, 1892-1897, for some years past town clerk of liancaster, 
b. at Harvard, Mass., 30 Nov. 1871 j son of Calvin and Ann Maria 
(Lawrence) of Lancaster; two children. 2. WiUiam Henry ^ of 
Fitchburg, Mass., b. at Turner's Falls 15 July 1882; m. at Newport, 
N. H., 17 Apr. 1902, Inez Frances Dodge, b. at Lowell Mastf., 
30 May 1878, dau. of Samuel Worcester ana Ida Emma (Hunter) ; 
no children. 3. Frederick SchUlow. of Fitchburg, Mass., b. at 
Turner's Falls 8 Oct. 1884; m. at Fahnouth, Mass., 3 Aug. 1907, 
Alice Wood Hodgkins, b. at Worcester, Mass., 5 Aug. 1883, dau. 
of Lewis and Rachel M. (Sherburne); no children. 4. Walter 
Wentworth, b. at Harvard 13 Dec. 1887; d. there 2 Aug. 1889 
6. Louis Kingston, b. at Harvard 31 Mar. 1890; unm. 6. Edwin 
Wadsworth, b. at Harvard 27 Apr. 1893; unm. 7. Harold Clark 
(twin), b. at Harvard 30 Dec. 1899; d. there 12 Apr. 1900. 8. 
Hazel JeaneUe (twin), b. at Harvard 30 Dec. 1899; d. there 10 Apr. 
1900. 
uL Euzabeth Teacher, b. 4 Feb. 1861; m. at Harvard, 16 Apr. 1888, 
Clarence Whitman Green, b. at Harvard 18 Feb. 1860, d. at 
Hingham, Mass^ 19 Mar. 1914, son of Simeon and Susan Eli2abeth 
(Wetherbee). Child: 1. Guy Wentworth, b. at Harvard 5 Sept. 1891. 
iv. Charles Tyler, of Leominster, Mass., b. 25 Sept. 1865; m. at 
Leominster, 24 Mar. 1887, Jennie Adella Green, b. at Lunen- 
burg. Mass., 19 Feb. 1865, dau. of Charles and Mary Maria (DivoU). 
Children, b. at Leominster: 1. Beatrice Leigh,* b. 22 Mar. 1888. 
2. Ruth WentiDorth, b. 28 Feb. 1893. 3. Elizabeth, b. 27 Apr. 1897. 
T. Paul Roberts, b. 6 Dec. 1868; d. at Harvard 9 Dec. 1868. 
vi. Parker Thachbr, b. 20 Feb. 1870; d. at Harvard 4 Sept. 1870. 
▼ii. Joseph, of Lakeville, M&ss., b. 20 Nov. 1871; m. at Clinton, Mass., 
24 Sept. 1891, Minnie Frances Leart, b. at Glen's Falls, N. Y., 
14 Jime 1870, dau. of Cornelius and Katrine (McCarthy). Child- 
ren, b. at Harvard: 1. Richard Henry* b. 19 Jan. 1893. 2. Orrin 
Thacher, b. 15 Apr. 1895. 3. WiUiam Alden, b. 11 Dec. 1897. 
▼ill. LucT Thachxr, b. 28 Jime 1873; unm. 



126 Old Boston Families [April 

ix. Anndb Wbntworth, b. 28 Sept. 1874; d. at Harvard 15 June 1875« 
X. Hblen Ons^. 24 Oct. 1877; m. at Hudson, Mass., 18 Deo. 1901. 
Hebbbbt Warren Jbnnison. b. at Hudson 19 Jan. 1877, son of 
Leander Warren and Clara Ella (DivoU). In 1898 he enlisted as 
bandsman in the Fifth Massachusetts Regiment, in the service of 
the United States, and served in the Spamsh-American War. He 
then re-enlisted for twenty-two months as bandsman in the Forty- 
Third Regiment, U. S. Volunteers, and went around the world. 
Mr. and Mrs. Jennison live at Hudson. Children, b. at Hudson: 
1. Annie Saoage, b. 2 May 1907. 2. D<wid Warren, b. 25 Sept. 1911. 

42. Hbnrt^ Savage {Samuel PhiUips,^ Joseph* Samuel PhUHps,^ 
Arthur* Thomas,^ Thomas^), bom at Salem, Mass., 20 Oct. 
1838, received hia education in the public schools of Boston, 
and was in early life engaged in the wholesale coal business 
in Boston, at first on his own account, but later as a salesman 
for other firms. He was a genial, keen-minded man, whose 
life was quiet and uneventful. He died at Maplewood, 
Maiden, Mass., 3 Aug. 1881. 

He married at Chelsea, Mass., 11 June 1865, Rev. A. H. 
Plumb o£Eiciating, Emma Hannah Low Knox, bom at Salem, 
Mass., 16 Mar. 1845, died at Chelsea 25 Mar. 1875, daughter 
of Benjamin Hall and Sarah Lyons (Wood) of Salem. 

Children, bom at Chelsea: 

i. George Henrt,* d. at Chelsea 17 July 1866. 

ii. George Hubbard, b. 26 June 1867; m. at Lynnfield Centre, Mass., 
28 Nov. 1893, Annub Willett Burbank, b. at Montvale, Woburn, 
Mass., 7 June 1864, dau. of Daniel and Frances Virginia (Davis). 
He prepared for college at the Chelsea High School and in 1887 
entered Harvard University, from which he received the degree of 
A.B. in 1891. From 1891 until 1896 he was ^aged in teaching. 
From 1896 to 1903 he was employed in equipping and operating a 
chemical laboratory for the New York Insulatmg Wire Co. at 
WaUingford, Conn., established for the investigation of problems 
in the manufacture of rubber insulation. His health having become 
impaired through overwork, two years were passed in ita recovery: 
and in 1905 he removed to Worcester. Mass., where he planned and 
equipped a laboratory at the Electrical Cable Works of the American 
Steel and Wire Co. He still resides at Worcester, where he pursues 
his profession as an industrial chemist. No children. 

iii. Emilt Knox, b. 15 Apr. 1872: m. in Boston, 28 June 1899, Harrt 
PiNKNBT Lynch, b. at Hoboken, N. J., 15 Dec. 1870, son of Hector 
Pierre and Elizabeth (Kirby). Mr. and Mrs. Lynch reside in 
Boston. No children. 

Additions and Corrections 

VoL 67, p. 201, line 2, for 1643 read 1634. 

Vol. 67, p. 202, line 23, Perei Savage (1, vii) was a captive at Mequines as early 

as 15 Oct. 1692. 
VoL 67, p. 210, line 44, Thomas Savage (6) was a deputy sheriff for Suffolk 

Cotmty in 1719. 
Vol. 67, p. 211, line 38, for 1783 read 1763; for had issue read no issue. 
VoL 67, p. 321. line 5, for survived her husband read d. at ''Old House," Gran- 

ville Co., 8. C, 1833. 
VoL 67, p. 325, line 35, for bapt. read b. 
VoL 68, p. 20, line 45, after Poughkeepeie insert 1823. 
VoL 68, p. 31, line 47, for Salem read Beverly. 
VoL 68, p. 32, lines 29-30, for rebel emperor, T'ien Wang, read oonunander in 

chief of the rebel army, Chimg Wang. 



1914] Town Records of Gosport, N. H. 127 



THE TOWN RECORDS OF GOSPORT, N. H. 

Communicated by Joabph Wbathsrhead Wabbbn. M.D., of Bryn Mswr, Pa. 
[Concluded from page 46] 

[171] 
Lemuel L Caswell of Gosport and Lydia L Feltch of Seabrook N H 
Were Married in Kittery Me March the 14 A D 1856 
Childrean of the Same 
Herbert F Caswell Bom December 23 1856 ♦ 

[172] 

Childrean of William R Randall and Mary Randall 
Josiah Randall Bom September the 2 A D 1835 
James Randall Bom August 2 A D 1837 
Mary H Randall Bom March the 23 1839 
Judson B Randall f Bom Febmary the 9 A D 1841 
Richard Randall Bom Febmary the 5 A D 1843 
Sarah H Randall Bom October the 27 A D 1846 
Mary E Randall Bom September the 22 A D 1849 
William M. RandaU Bom July the 12 A D 1851 
Richard Randall Died Febmary the 19 A D 1843 Aged 2 Weeks 
Mary E [sic] Randall Died December the 23 A D 1840 Aged one 
year and 8 Mounths 

[177] 
[Various receipts entered by Richard L. Randall, Town Clerk: 
From Lemuel L. Caswell for $40.00 paid by John Caswell for a 

"two years old Heifer," 23 Mar. 1857. 
From John Caswell, 6 June 1857, for "$45,000" from John B. 

Downs for "one Heifer two years Old." 

From L. B. Caswell, 17 Feb. 1857, for $56.25 from Jacob Walden 

for "J part of Mackerel Seine J of one large Dory for Said Seine 

With Oars dip nets Rope & grabble."] 

[179] 

[Record of a receipt, dated Gosport, 20 June 1848, for the sale of 
"one Whale Boat 19 feet Keel" to Richard Randall by Samuel 
Berry, James Tucker, and Robert W. Varrell. Witnesses: Daniel 
Haley and Samuel Robinson.] 

[Entry, dated Gosport, 29 Oct. 1857, by Richard L. Randall, 
Town Clerk, of a receipt for $80.00, dated Portsmouth, 24 Oct. 1857, 
to Jacob Walden from Andrew J. Caswell, for "1 Whale Boat 20 
feet long With Sails oars & masts named the lone Star." "Witness 
Ogigen [sic] S Caswell"] 

[180] 

[Record by Richard L. Randall, Town Clerk, 31 Oct. 1857, of 
a mortgage given by Lemuel B. Caswell of Gosport to Jacob Walden 
of Portsmouth. Consideration, $800. The property consisted of 
various goods and chattels (thirty-three beds, etc.) "now in the 
Hotel Cdled the Atlantic House occupied by me at Gosport."] 

*6 teems to be written over 7. 

fTbe owner of thia name aasurea me that it should be Judson P[ieroe]. 



128 . Taum Records of Gosport, N. H. [April 

[182] 

1858 Rev. George Beebe. Town Clerk. [These words apparently 
mean that the entries from this point to page 190 were made by 
Rev. George Beebe, in part as a sort of journal.] 

At a regular town meeting held March 9^ [1858] the following 
persons were chosen Town Officers — 

W°» H. Caswell > John W. Rendall Colector 

Ira G. Rendall & > Selectmen George Beebe Clerk 

Joseph Caswell ) 

Voted to raise, by tax, $90.00 to defray School and other expenses 
of the town. Adjourned. Geo Beebe Clerk 
Mr James Haley and M" Huldie M. Downs,* both of this place were 

duly married on May 17 [?18] 1858 by Rev. Geo Beebe. 

[183] 
About 2000 Visitors during the Season of 1858 
A U. S. Surveying Steamer enlivened our Harbor by her prolonged 
presence and her soundings were evidently made with care and com- 
pleteness. 

The Wife of Mr J. W. Rendall died while away in Rye. Consump- 
tion was the Cause 

Severd of our yoimg men tried to better their Circumstances by 
engaging elsewhere in fishing; but finaly concluded that they could 
do about as well at home and so returned 

[184] 

There was much needless disturbance in the place in consequence 
of the illegal though not immoral slapping of one of the scholars in 
our Summer School, by the Missionary. The disturbance was 
amicably Settled. 

Miss Sarah E Gunnison, of Kittery, Me., ^as employed during 
three months as Teacher of the Summer School here, at a Salary of 
$8.00 per month and board. She was, as usual, liked by some and 
disUkcd by others. 

M' Oliver J. Shaw of Utica, N. Y. presented our Sabbath School 
with a very 

[185] 
acceptable Library containing 100 Vols., and for which he has our 
hearty thanks and many wellwishes. 

Several Gentlemen visiting the Shoals and friendly to the mission 
enterprise here, Charitably Contributed toward its sustenance. May 
the blessing of Him who said "It is more blessed to give than to 
receive" attend them. 

An interesting Religious Awakening occured here during the 
Spring and Summer in which a Considerable number of the i^abi- 
tants participated; witnessing a good profession and evincing a 
lively- faith. But Shall its results be like the Morning dew? 

[186] 
Conscious of the value of Education, Pastoral Care, and Medical 
Assistance, the people now, more than formerly, Contribute liberaly 

*Tbe widow of Robert M. Downs (see pp. 226, 446, of the original records). 



1914] Town Records of GospoH, N. H. 129 

toward Securing them. But in consequence of the Smahiess of their 
number and limited means they are still dependent on the assistence 
of the Society for Propagating the Gospel and other friends in Ports- 
mouth for the principal amount required to sustain these interests 

In Consequence of an improvement in fishing-tackle a great many 
more fish are now taken in Winter than formerly. 

[187] 

Nearly all the Families in the place either take, or have access to, 
a weekly Newspaper. This fact, together with a Considerable Cor- 
respondence, especially in Summer, makes it proper to favor the 
place with a postal Convenience. 

The Soil of the Islands is gradualy lessening: which fact sujests, 
that future generations will yet be Compelled to bury their dead in 
the Sea or secure burial on the mainland. 

1859. 
At a legal town meeting held March 8*** 1859, the following per- 
sons were chosen as town officers for the ensuing year — 
1»* W H Caswell, Moderator of the Meeting 

[188] 

1859 -2»d John W. Rendall, Representative 

3<* L. Lafayette Caswell, Collector 

4:^ J. W. Rendall & John C Rendall School Committee— 

5^ WH Caswell ') 

Lem' B Caswell >• Selectmen 
James Haley ) 

6*** George Beebe, Clerk 

At this meeting a disposition was generaly manifested to do town 
buisness legaly. Especialy was this the Case in regard to taxation. 
Accordingly a young man of considerable buisness energy was made 
Collector and who has given bonds to the amount of $100.00 as an 
assurance of his determination to fully discharge the duties of that 
office 

As usual the Democracy prevailed in the contest for State and 
County 

[189] 
1859 & 1856 - officers. By this however is not to be infered that the 
democrats here are in favor of Slavery. No. There is not a man 
on the Shoals, of whatever party, but would help to free the suffering 
Slave of the South and be glad to see him a Selfreliant, inteligent 
and God-honoring fellow creature. 

Richard L Randall and family has moved away from here and now 
resides in Portsmouth, N. H. 

Retrospectively — 1856 
The Rev Daniel Austin of Portsmouth, N. H., very benevolently 
provided us with a beautiful Medicine Chest well filled; and also 
made provision for its annual replenishment. The accompanying 
Deed is contained in a small drawer in the side of the Chest. In the 
hands of the present Missionary it will be very servicable to us. 
May the good it shall be the means of doing be accredi[ted] to the 



130 Town Records of Gosport, N. H. [April 

Donor in the Great Account. [Just above this record there appears 
in another hand the following: "This medicine chest was lost — & 
there was no chest here for about 10 years Through the efforts of 
O. L. Frisbee A A. P. Preston a new one was made & brought to the 
Island Dec 1 — 1885.'T 

[190] 

1859. We have made out to Sustain a Town School during five 
months of the Summer and Fall. It is a heavy burden for so few to 
bear, whose means are so limited. A growing interest in education 
encouraged us to bear it. Indeed we can do but httle more for our 
children than to give them the benefit of a good Conmion School. 

Several Missionaries here have broken down under the labors of 
the Day School and the Pastorate. In this very bleak Situation, 
especialy in Winter, and subject to the irritation to the Lungs which 
the incessant breathing of Soli air induces, it is no wonder that their 
Limgs and vocal organs fail them. 

The Barque Henrietta, owened in Portland, Me., was driven 
ashore, on Hog Island, during a Snow Storm- No lives lost - She 
was afterward burned to get the iron and copper out of the hull.^ 

Prof. Oliver J Shaw of Utica N. Y., presented the Missionary with 
a beautiful Melodeon, to be used in the church. Its sweet notes are 
a treat to many and an attraction to others to attend service 

A Storm seen ai the Shoals is one of the grandest Scenes to be beheld 
on Earth. 

[191] 

1859. At a considerable expense the Inhabitants of these Isles have 
put up a beautiful Vane on our Chapel May their own hearts yield 
to the breathings of the Divine Spirit as that vane does to the winds. 

[192-193] 
[Entry of a note and mortgage at Gosport, 1 Oct. 1860, but without 
signatures and others details. The note is given by Joseph Rendall 
of Gosport to Barker, Adams & Co., lumber merchants in Ports- 
mouth. The consideration, $114.72, is money due for lumber used 
in building a house described in the copy of the mortgage as ''a 
certain dwelling house built by me the present year at said Gosport 
on a lot of land bounded northerly by land said to belong to John C 
Rendall — Easterly by land said to belong to William Robinson — 
Southerly and westerly by land belonging to the town of Gosport 
it being the sam dwelling house occupied by me as my family resi- 
dence - Also all my right tittle and interest in the lot of land bounded 
and described as aforesaid on which said house is situated."] 

[194r-195] 
[George Beebe, Town Clerk, notes the receipt and record, 24 Nov. 
1860, of a mortgage of personal property, of same date, from Lemuel 
B. Caswell of Gosport to Nathan F. Mathes and John O. Varrell, of 
the firm of Mathes & Varrell. Consideration, $1000. The property 
mortgaged is the outfit of the Atlantic House, which is owned and 
occupied by Caswell.] 

* Aooording to the PorUtmnUh Journal she came ashore in the afternoon of 30 
Dec 1S59. She ttruok on the point between Babb's Cove and Diamond Cove. 



1914] Town Records of GospoH, N. H. 181 

[196] 
Lawrence Randall child of James A & Abby A Randall was bom on 

Star Island on 17*»> April 1861 

(An entry with pencil by J. E. S. Pray records a visit, 27 Aug. 
1869, of a "Party from Exeter N. H. consisting of W" N Hobbs & 
wife, J E S Pray & wife, Mary E Brackett A. H. Cram Henry Cram 
stopped at 0. S. Caswelis and had a glorious time."] 

[197] 

[Record, 26 Aug. 1861, by Geo. Beebe, Clerk, of a mortgage made 
24 Aug. by Elvin Newton of Gosport to Barker, Adams & Co. of 
Portsmouth. Consideration, $250. The mortgage covers shingles, 
boards, house-frame, etc. Across the face of this is entered, 20 Nov. 
1863, by Origen S. Caswell, Town Clerk, the discharge given by 
Adams & Co. Joseph E. Adams and A. A. Randall are entered as 
witnesses.] 

[199] 

According to Act for the Enrolment of the Militia the following 
persons constitute the militia force of this town. [No date] 

Age Remarks 

Debility 



E.H. Downs — 24 


Orin Caswell— 19. ] 


Oliver Downs — 20 


Lorenzo D Berry 20 


John B. Downs — 45. Asmatic 


Edwin Berry 18 


John H. Robinson— 26 


Harrison Berry 22 


Wm Downs — 36. Cripple 


Wn Berry 32 


Joseph Rendall — 28 


James Rendall 25 


John C. Rendall— 40. lame 


0. S. Caswell 23 


Jacob Rendall— 20 


L B Caswell 40 


James Haley — 28 


L L Caswell 38 


Elvm Newton — 26 


John Caswell 40 


Wn. Brennin. 30 foreigner 


A Perry CasweU 21 


Moses Marden. — 


D. Haley. 40 


Moses Garland — 30 


Sam'l H. Robinson 27 


Josiaah Rendall — 27 


Dan'l Clark 29 



Wm H Caswell. 43. phthysical Geo Beebe 34 

[200] 
1862 At a legal Town Meeting duly called to order on March. 11. 
'62 W™ H. Caswell was elected moderator. The Republican State & 
County officers were elected by eleven majority. N. F. Beny was 
elected Representative over James Stearns* by eight majority. 
Elvin Newton and Ephraim M. Downs were unanimously elected 
Selectmen and Asessors. Nathaniel F. Berry was elected Collector. 
Voted unanimously to raise $200.00 for seven months Schooling and 
to pay state and County taxes. Voted that Mr Beebe retain for 
himself the money collected in church on the Sabbath. Voted that 
the 10*** Sect. 125*** Chap Revised Statutes be and hereby is adopted 
as one of the by laws of this town. EHvin Newton was elected School 

* This oame does not appear elsewhere in these records. Steams was a mason 
and a person of some force. He came to the Shoals from Portsmouth about 1860 
and is said to have remained in Gosport six or eight years. 

VOL. ixvni. 9 



132 Town Records of Oosport, N. H. [April 

CommiUee. Officers elect qualified. Adjourned. George Beebe 
Town Clerk - 

At a legal town meeting held April 8^ '62 Elvin Newton was 
elected m^ierator. Wm Robinson was elected S^ Selectman. Voted 
to expend any surplus money in repairing the School House. Officers 
elect qualified. Adjourned 

Geo Beebe Town Clerk 
[201] 

(L. S.) To Elvin Newton & other inhabitants of the Town of 
Gosport legally qualified to vote greeting By virtue of the authority 
invested in me by the laws of this State I hereby warn you of and 
call you to A Town meeting to be held in this Town on the 11 day of 
March next at the School house in this place at 10 oclock forenoon 
to act on the following subjects viz — 1. Choose a Moderator 2 
Elect Town offisers 3 device means for raising State County & 
School Taxes. 4 Elect A reprasentative to General Court. 5 Re- 
solved that the 10 Section of the 125 chapter of the compiled in these 
words. Any Bowling alley Situated within 25 rods of any dwelling 
house Store Shop School House or place of public worship shall be 
taken & deemed to be a public nuisance 6 transact all other busi- 
ness that may Come before the Meeting. Given under my Hands 
& Seal this 21 Feb 1862 

N. F. Berry Justice Peace 

A true Copy March 12 1862 received and recorded according to 
the original. 

attest George Beebe Town Clerk 

[202] 
[Tax Lists of 1862] 

Names Polls Land and stock in Total reduced 

Buildings* trade Value value 

L.B. CasweU 1 $4375 55.00 $4480.00 f 3420 

N.F. Berry 1 800 212 1363 1 1206 

John Caswell 1 850 1151.00 2000 1669 

Jo iah Randal 1 — 150 150 345 

Origin S. CasweU 1 20 135 155 370 

A. jTCasweU — 25 135 160 113 

J A Randall 1 450 135 585 655 

S.H. Robinson 1 150 65 215 392 

Daniel Haley 1 350 300 650 677 

C.Johnson — 250 250 500 360 

WmBrenin — 800 — 800 600 

WmS. RandaU — 1600 150 1800 f 1278 

WmH CasweU 1 700 2000 2700 2156 

J. C.RandaU 1 220 — 220 396 

Jacob Ran(laU — 220 — 220 167 

Joseph RandaU 1 250 -- 250 420 

Wmllobinson 1 700 50.00 800 1 805 

J. B. Downs 1 825 85.00 960 f 940 

* Between this column and the column headed "stock in trade*' there are in the 
original reoordB three columns, which are headed respectively " Money on hand or at 
interest," "Cows," and '* Value." As these columns are blank except for entries 
against seven names, they have been omitted in the printed copy, but the entries in 
the omitted columns agamst the seven nsmes have been indicated in footnotes. 

t Including one cow valued at $50. 

t Including money on hand or at interest^ $301, and one oow valued at $50. 



1914] 



Town Records of Oosport, N. H. 



133 



Names 


Polls 


Land and 


stock in 


Total 


reduced 






Buildings 


trade 


Value 


value 


WnxC. Berry 






135 


135 


335 


J H Robinson 




350 


135 


485 


649 


MiflB Judith Beny 


— 






146* 


104 


George R Bebee 




— 


— 


60t 


275 


Moses C. Garland 




— 


^- 




240 


Harrison Berry 




— 


— 


— 


240 


EH Downs 







__ 


__ 


240 


A P CasweU 




«^ 


__ 





240 


LLCasweU 




— 


.^ 





240 


James Haley 




$50 





50.00 


275 


R. G. Haley 


— 


600 


415 


916 


615 


Elvin Newton 


1 


400 


— 


400 


524 



19846 

The foregoing is an invoice of all the Polls & ratable estates of the 
inhabitants of the Town of Gosport in the County of Rockingham 
& State of N. H. Taken April 1. 1862 
June 30 1862 Georg Beebe Clerk 

[203] 
• [Distribution of the Ratable Estates for Taxation] 
Elvin Newton ) Select men 
Ephraim H Downs > & assessors 



Names 


State 


County 


School 




L. B. Caswell 


570 


570 


2280 


3420 


N.F. Berry 


201 


201 


804 


1206 


John Caswell 


276 


276 


1117 


1669 


Josiah Randal 


67 


57 


231 


346 


Origin S Caswell 


61 


61 


248 


370 • 


A J Caswell 


19 


19 


75 


113 


J A Randall 


109 


109 


437 


655 


8 H Robinson 


65 


65 


262 


392 


Daniel Haley 


113 


113 


451 


677 


C Johnson 


60 


60 


240 


360 


WmBrenin 


100 


100 


400 


600 


Wm S. RandaU 


213 


213 


852 


1278 


W«n H Caswell 


359 


359 


1438 


2156 


J. C. RandaU 


66 


66 


264 


396 


Jacob RandaU 


30 


30 


107 


167 


Joseph RandaU 
Wm Robinson 


70 


70 


280 


420 


134 


134 


537 


805 


J B Downs 


158 


158 


624 


940 


WmC Berry 


56 


56 


227 


335 [mcl 


J H Robinson 


91 


91 


367 


549 


Miss Judith Berry 


17 


17 


70 


104 


Geo R Bebee 


46 


46 


104 


276 


Moses C Garland 


40 


40 


160 


240 


Harrison Berry 


40 


40 


160 


240 


EH Downs 


40 


40 


160 


240 


A P CasweU 


40 


40 


160 


240 


LLCasweU 


40 


40 


160 


240 


James Haley 


46 


46 


104 


275[«iel 


RG Haley 


108 


108 


434 


650 


E Newton 


125 


125 


276 


525 



19846 
June 30 1862 j Elvin Newton > Selectmen 

George Beebe Clerk ( Ephraim H Downs > & Assessors 

* Consisting solely of money on band or at interest, 
t Consisting solely of one cow valued at $50. 



134 Tovm Records of Gosport, N. H. [April 

[210] 
In this Town May 28. 1848 Mr William Randall and Muss Louisa B. 
Caswell were united in marriage by Rev Abraham Plumer 

[211] 
In and of this place Mr. Daniel Haley and Miss Eliza A. Randall 
were joined in marriage by Rev L D. Blodgett Oct 17. 1848 
Childrean of the Same 
Ellen A Haley Bom March the 18 A D 1849 
Malinda Haley Bom August the 28 A D 1861 
Josiah Haley Bom March the 18 A D 1853 
Enmia A Haley Bom December the 13 A D 1854 
Walter Haley Bom October 8 A D 1856 

[213] 
In this town August 7*** 1851 Mr Alfred M^Kenzie of Danvers and Miss 

Mary Ann Lamson of Topsfield, Mass. were joined in marriage by 

Oliver D. Eastman Minister of the Gospel- Wm. C. Newton 

Town Clerk* 
In this Town Oct 23<^ 1852 Mr. John Caswell and Miss Louisa Jane 

Randall both of this place were joined in Marriage by Oliver D. 

Eastman, Minister of the Gospel. 
EveUne EUsabeth Caswell bom April 17**^ 1853 
Died in Greatfalls Louisa J Caswell August ZV^ 1854 Aged 22 

years Wife of John Caswell and Daughter of William S Randall 

of Greatfalls formerly of Gosport N. H. 

[214] 

[An incomplete smnmons, dated Gosport, 16 Aug. 1853, for the 
attachment of the goods or estate of John C. Randall of Gosport and 
his wife Mary H. Randall to the value of $300, for their appearance at 
the Court of Common Pleas in Portsmouth to answer Lemuel B. 
Caswell of Gosport, yeoman, and Henrietta, his wife, in an action 
for slander or Ubel alleged to have been uttered in public at Gosport 
two days before.] 

[216] 

Enow all men by these Presence That we William C Newton and 
Wm H Caswell In the County of Rockingham and State of New- 
hampshire as principles and as Sureties are holden and stand firmly 
bound in the sum of one himdred dollars to the payment whereof 
we hereby jointly and Severly bind ourselves and our heirs Respect- 
fully for the Lawful performance of the duties of Constable by 
Lemuel B Caswell of gosport Given under our hands and Seals and 
dated this 12^ day of March A D 1853 

T^tness Lemuel L Caswell William C Newton 

George P Randall Wm H Caswell 

The condition of this obligation is such that if the Said Lemuel 
B Caswell Constable of Gosport Shall well and faithfully discharge 
the duties of Constable then this obligation is void otherwise in force. 

*The6e persons were probably viiitora. Th^ are not known to have had any 
•tber oonneotion with Goepoit. 



1914] Toum Records of GospoH, N. H. 135 

[217] 

Know all men by these Presence That I Lemuel B Caswell of Gos- 
port County of Rockmgham and Stf^te of Newhampshire As prin- 
ciple and as Surety am holden an Stand firmly bound in the Sum of 
fifty dollars for the Safe and lawful performance of the duties of Col- 
lector of Taxes William C Newton To the payment whereof I do by 
these presence boimd myself and my heirs Respectfully Given 
under my hand And Seal and dated This 12**» day of March A. D. 
1853 

Witness » 

Lemuell L Caswell Lemuel B Caswell 

George P Randall William C Newton 

[2181 • 
M' William C Berry was Joined in Marriage June 4*»> 1853 to Sally A 

Caswell both of Gosport by Wm C Newton {Justice of the Peace 

[225] 
Married In Gosport Augst 23^ 1846 by Rev A Plumer Mr Fabius W 
Becker of Hog Island Me. to Miss Hannah F Randall of Gospor- 
port 
Childrean of the Same 
Ann M Baker ♦ Bom Febaruary the A D 1849 ^ 
Mary Baker * Bom June the 10 A. D. 1851 
Ellen J Baker ♦ Bom June the 10 A D 1851 
Ellen J Baker ♦ Died April the 6 A D 1853 Aged 1 year and 
ten mounths 

[226] 
Maried in Gosport Septr 24**^ 1846 by Rev Abraham Plumer Mr 
Robert M. Downs to Miss Huldah. M. RandalLf 
Childrean of the Same 
Frederick P Downs Bom August the 3 A D 1847 
Eflfa A Downs Bora July the 31 A D 1850 
John R Downs Borh September the 18 A D 1852 

[230] 
Gosport, Isle of Shoals, N, H, October 18, 1870 — 9 o'clock evening 

To day there has been a very heavy wind from the north-west. 
The sea has been all day, & is now, very turbulent & rough. In our 
harbor three schooners belonging to Mr Johnson, of Portsmouth, the 
Crown, the Spray, and the Mary E. Caswell, — were blown from 
their moorings, & were stranded upon the rocks at Smutty nose & 
Hog Island. The Crown sunk with several barrels of oil, the most 
being afterward saved. The Spray was laden with barrels of Her- 
ring & is imrepairable, having her side stove in. The Mary E. was 
not injured so much but that she can be repaired. The Crown went 
to pieces. 

But a terrible sorrow was visited upon Mrs. James R Randall t 
Her husband in the employ of the Messrs Laightons, at Appledore, 

*I^, Becker (tide supra, p. 46, note). 
fSee pp. 182, 446. of the origmal records. 
IReaUy Jmmee A[bner] Randall. 



136 Town Records of Gosport, N. H. [April 

went out a short distance from the Appledore there to see tiiat his 
boat was well fastened, &, on returning in his dory, with a companion, 
the waves filled his boat, & they sought to save thonselves. His 
companion, by bis advice, jmnped upon the rocks & succeeded in 
saving himself from drowning. Mr. Randall followed him; but 
from the appearance of a very severe blow upon the left temple & 
eye, it is probable that as he struck the water in his jump, the surge 
threw him violently against the ledge, & the blow stunned him, 
depriving him both of mental & physical power, & the under ciurent 
sucked hun out of sight, & his affectionate wife & lovely children are 
without a husband & father. It is a terrible blow, enough to crush 
one down. He was drowned at two oclock this afternoon, but his 
body has not yet been recovered. The interview with the heavily 
stricken & sorrow-burdened wife &, mother was deeply affectdng. 
Oh! our Father in heaven, 4 our Lord A Saviour, let thy presence 
& blessing & strength be shared by her, & be her comfort & conso- 
lation. 

Oct. 19. 1870, — 6 oclock evening. The body of Mr Jambs R. 
Randall was recovered this forenoon, & was brought over from the 
Appledore Island about four hours ago, & is at the house of Mr 
Jackson Caswell. Mr Randall's age was thirty three- 

Oct. 21. 1870 — The funeral services in respect of Mr James R 
Randall, were at his house this afternoon at 2\ o'clock. A delega- 
tion from the Order of Odd Fellows at Portsmouth N. H. came out 
to the funeral, & read their beautiful funeral service at the grave 
The house was filled with weeping relatives and friends. The Lord 
bless the bereaved. 

[231] 

[Here is pasted a newspaper clipping concerning the drowning of 
Ingerbret Ingebredsen* on Sunday forenoon, 21 Jime 1885, in the 
gut between Appledore and Malaga. 

On this same page is another clipping about memorial services for 
Gen. Grant in the church on Star Island, 26 July 1885.] 

[232] 
1853 July 18 Mary L. Berry f was bom July 18*^^ 1853. 

[36&-370] 
[A warrant, issued 30 July 1855, for the attachment of the goods 
or estate of William Robinson of Gosport, fisherman, to the value of 

*He was a member of an interestiiig family of Norwegians, that oame to the 
Shoals after 1860. They lived in various places. A large part of the time they were 
in the little cottage on the south side of Appledore long known as the "Norwegian 
eottage." The rest of the family moved away in the spring of 1885 and took up 
fanning in North Dakota. The name, the correct spelling of which is Ingebretsen, is 
variously reproduced as Ingebertsen and Ingebritssen. In any form it was too much 
for the ohoalers for daily use. They are said to have compromised on "Carpenter*', 
as a manageable name for the family. 

The Shoalers were much given to nicknames, not always veiy flattering, and tba 
use of abbreviated names was very common on account of the few family names on 
the islands. Thus John Handy Robinson was commonly called John Handy; John 
Cook Randall was John Cook, but sometimes Cook Randall; John Bragg Downs was 
almost always John Bragg. Even now "John Bragg's house" on Star Island is a 
mark for fishermen in getting the bearings of various nahing grounds near the Shoals. 

t A daughter of William C. Berry. 



1914] Town Beccrda of Goaport, N. H. 137 

1200, and to summon him to appear at the Court of Common Pleas 
to answer to Joseph S. Dearborn of Dover, yeoman, in the matter 
•f a promissory note for $70 given by Robinson 20 Dec. 1849 to Wil- 
liam Downs and by him endorsed and delivered to Dearborn.] 

[31 July 1855. The incomplete return of George W. Toule, Dep- 
uty Sheriff, stating that he has attached property of Robinson in 
the town of Gosport, viz., land and the buildings thereon "bounded 
Northerly by land of John C Randall & William Downes, Southerly 

& Easterly by land of William C Newton & Westerly by the 

land. . . . another lot of land with the buildings thereon . . . 
bounded Northerly & Easterly by the Atlantic Ocean Westerly & 
Southerly by the highway; also . . . one other lot of land . . . 
boimded Easterly by land of William C. Newton Northerly by land 
of William Downes Southerly and Westerly by the High way. Also 
one other lot of land . . . bounded Northerly by land of William C. 
Newton Easterly by land of William Downes & Southerly and 
Westerly by the High way . . . ." He states also that he has left 
a copy of Ins return at the dwelling house of John W. Randall, the 
Town clerk.] 

[373] 

[In pencUl Nellie A Gunnison Portsmouth N. H. 

[376] 
[An entry, dated Gosport, N. H., 5 January '56, and signed by 
J. W. Rendall, stating that ''Mr Jacop Walden Bought of Henry 
Baker* 20 Qt of fish 15 Bbls of pickled fish."] 

[382-386] 
[On these pages is recorded a series of petitions and notices con- 
cerning a town-meeting to be held in the schoolhouse on 11 Aug. 1863 
at 10 A.M., because "the annual meeting of the inhabitants of said 
town, required by law to be held in March anually has not been held 
according to law and ... it is necessary that such meeting should 
be held and town officers duly chosen and that other business of said 
town should be transacted by said town legally." This probably 
means that a meeting had been held in March, but under conditions 
which cast a doubt on its legality. However that may be, certain 
legJ voters of Gosport, namely, Nathaniel F. Berry, William H. 
Caswell, Elvin Newton, S. H. Robinson, Josiah Randall, Daniel Clark, 
Asa Caswell, Joseph Randall, John Caswell, 0. S. Caswell, Harrison 
Berry, Alfred P. Caswell, and John O. Downs, petition the selectmen 
to call such a meeting. Origen S. Caswell, Town Clerk, records the 
petition, without date, and also a similar petition to Nathaniel F. 
Berry, Esq., Justice of the Peace. This second petition is signed by 
the same persons who signed the first petition, except that Berry's 
name is omitted and that the name of William Robinson is added. 
On 24 July 1863 Elvin Newton, Ephraim H. Downs, and William 
Robinson, Selectmen of Gosport, issue a warrant for the meeting on 
11 Aug., and also certify, 11 Aug. 1863, that they have given notice 
of the meeting to the inhabitants by posting, 24 July 1863, a copy of 

^I.e., Henry Becker, 



138 Town Records of Oosport, N. H. [April 

this warrant at the place of meeting and likewise at the fish store 
of John Caswell, being a public place in the town. On 24 July 1863, 
also, Nathaniel F. Berry, Justice of the Peace, directs Elvin Newton, . 
one of the legal voters of the town and one of the petitioners, to notify 
the voters of the town to meet as specified above. Elvin Newton 
makes return, 11 Aug. 1863, that he has carried out his instructions 
by posting, 24 July 1863, a copy of this warrant at the place of meet- 
ing and likewise at the fish store of John Caswell. Origen S. Caswell, 
Town Clerk, attests the entry of each of these documents in the town 
records. There is no record showing that the meeting was actually 
held, but the articles upon which it was to act are given in the town 
records as follows: 
"First To choose a moderator to preside in said meeting 
" Second To choose all necessary town officers for the year ensueing 
"Third To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to 
defray town charges for the ensueing year and make appropria- 
tion of the Same 
"Foiuth To see how much money the town will raise for the pur- 
pose of Schooling, and to raise the Same 
"Fifth To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to pay 
the debts of said town and for Schooling for the past year and 
for debts incurred by those who acted as Selectmen of the town 
for the past year and to see what action the town will take in 
reference thereto. 
"Sixth To see what sums the town will raise for the men who 
shall be drafted in this town and to take such action under the 
Statutes of this State in reference thereto as the town shall 
think best — 
"Seventh To see how much money the town will raise for the 
support of the families of the men who shall be drafted from 
this town."] 

[444] 
Gosport November 24 1860 Lemuel B Caswell Mortgage* to 
Messrs Mathews fMathes] & Varrell His personal property 

Wm H Caswell Selectmen 
Gosport November 27. 1860 Andrew J Caswell Mortgage* to 
Messrs Waldren & Hayes one twenty two foot boat Centre board 
lap streak 

Wm H Caswell Selectmen 

[446] 
Mr Rolbert. M. Downs Departed this life April 5*** 1854 Aged thirty 

ninef 
Mr. George. Kendall Departed this life July 17*»^ 1855 Aged Eighty J 

[448] 
Mr Bengamen Downs Departed this life April 1854 Aged Seventy 
five§ 

* This mortgage is not formally entered, nor would it be a regular record if it were. 
t See pp. 182, 226, of the original records. 



t Cf . the entrv on p. 88 of the original records. 
§ This entry diff 



[iffers from that on p. 96 of the original records. 



1914] 



Town Records of Gosporl, N, H. 



139 



Mrs Abigil Downs Whife of the above Departed this life December. 

17, 1856 Aged About one Hundred * 

[On this page there is a memorandum in pencil concerning Wm. S. 
Kendall, which probably stands in some relation to the tax list on 
p. 449 of the original records, where his name does not appear. The 
memorandum is as follows: 



"Tavern 


1600 


Store 


150 


\ flake yard 


60 


Meeting house lot 


50 1 


1 cow 


35 


BaU Alley 


100 




1985 


Flake yard 


15"] 



[449] 
[On this page is an extended plan of a tax list, bearing no date. 
Spaces are prepared for Polls, Homestead, Buildings, Money on hand 
or at interest, Stock in trade, Cows and their Value, Sheep and their 
Value, Dogs, Salt, Total Value, and Reduced Value; but only a few 
entries are made, and these are confused by many figures and calcu- 
lations written in at random and having no obvious relation to the 
list. So far as the list can be interpreted, the following statement 
seems correct: 



He 18 also charged with $70 in 
money, $20 in stock in trade, 
1 cow worth $35, and 1 dog, 
a total of $1475. 

Total, $250. 

2 cows worth $55, 1 dog, salt 
worth $60, and stock worth 
$40 [eraaeii, a total of $1305. 

* Another estimate of her age was 105, but in reality she was only about 83. The 
possibility of her being 100 years old in 1856 is destroyed by the consideration that 
this would make her about 61 in 1817, when her daughter Sally was born. A list of 
1826 gives her age then as 52, which is evidently nearly correct. 

This entry forms an interesting link between the final pages of the Goeport Records 
and the first. This Abigail Downs appears to be the granddaughter of that Peter 
Robinson and Agnes Down who were married by the Rev. John Tucke in May 1733, 
during the very first year following his ordination at Gkwport. With another Agnes, 
ber twin sister, and as the daughter of John Robinson and Elisabeth Downe, she 
Glared the baptism of 15 Aug. 1773, three dajrs after Mr. Tucke is said to have died 
(RaoMTBR, vol. 67, p. 230, note), which was doubtless the last ceremonial act of his 
long ministry on the Shoals. One of the first acts of the Rev. Jedediah Morse, during 
his visit in Aug. 1800, was to condone her irregular relations to Richard Randall by a 
marriage ceremony as set forth on p. 86 of the original records. A couple of jrears later 
she became a widow, and then married Benjamin Downs. The descendants of these 
two marriages were nimierous and took an active part in the life of the Shoals. She 
and her second husband are the **Nabbaye" and **Bennaye" of Celia Thaxter*8 
•ketches, in which she is praised as an industrious woman and a good housekeeper 
when well along in jrears and lacking in physical attractions. Mrs. Thaxter was mis- 
taken, however, in saying that she also cared for **01d Peter," another ancient Shoaler 
whose age was much extended by local tradition. It is established on good authority 
and confirmed by several witnesses that during his last years Peter Robinson lived 
with Asa Caswell, or in an ell of Caswell's house. 

tThis i>robably means land near the meeting-house. 





Polls 


Home- 
stead 


Build- 
ingB 


J. B. Downs 
Brenin field 
Flake ground 


1 


$825 
225 
300 


~ 


Wm. C. Downs 
Wm. Robinson 

Flake gromid 

5 pieces tillage ground 


1 
1 


250 
700 
250 
125 


$~76 



140 



Town Records of Oosport, N. H. 



[April 



Polls Home- 
stead 


Build- 
ings 


£lyin Nevrton 


I 500 


100 


J. C. Rendall ] 


I 200 


20 


J.RendaU 1 


I 250 


— 


N. F. Berry ] 


I 800 


150 


W. Brenin ] 


L . 600 


— 


D.Clark : 


I — 


150 


D.Haley ] 
S. H. Robinson 1 


I 450 
L 175 


._ 


J. Caswen 1 
New Store 
Old Store 
Flake yard 
New Store Lot 
Outside piece 


I 825 

350 

150 

200 

75 

50 





and 1 doff. Total, $645, but 

this includes an erased entry 

for stock. 
Total, $235, including $15 for 

stock [erased\ and 1 dog. 
Total, $265, includes $15 for 

stock [ercue^q, $50 in money, 

1 cow worth $35, and 1 dog. 
Total, $1150, includes $115 for 

stock [enuecQ and 1 dog. 
Total, $600, does not include 

$10 erased and $60 for salt. 
Total, $210, does not include 

$60 for stock [eraud] and 1 

dog. 

Total, $225, includes $50 for 

stock [€Ta8ed\. 
A memorandum, "corrected on 

new Invoice,'' seems to refer 

to this entry. 



The rest of the list shows that Wm. H. Caswell (1 poll) had a home- 
stead valued at $800, 2 stores valued at $125, ^ fla^e yard valued at 
$50, and 3 pieces grassland valued at $50; that J. P. Rendall (1 poll) 
bad buildings valued at $20; that Hannah Rendall had a homestead 
valued at $200; that J. A. Rendall (1 poll) had a homestead valued 
at $450; that J. H. Robinson (1 poll) had a homestead valued at 
$400; that J. O. Down (1 poll) had a homestead valued at $200 [?]; 
that Orin Caswell (1 poll) had buildings valued at $50; and that 
against the names of E. H. Down, O. S. Caswell, J. A. Caswell, Jos. 

P. Rendall, H. Berry, L. D. Berry, Leavitt,* N. Pike, A. P. 

Caswell, Asa Caswell, J. Haley, John Rend^, L. B. Caswell, and 
Wm. Berry, to each of whom 1 poll is assigned, no property or valu- 
ation is placed. The list seems therefore to be imfinished.J 

[450] 
Gosport March the 7 1859 This certifies that we select Men of 
the town of Gosport do Appoint Elvin Newton Colecttor of taxes 
Given imder our Hands and seals this 7 day of March A D 1859 

Selectmen Men 
Wm H Caswell 
J. M. Caswell 
George Beebe Clerk 

[451] 
Gosport March the 7 1859 This certifies that W°» H Caswell & 
Lemuel B Caswell is bonds for Elvin Newton in the sum of Fifty 
Dolkurs for a Colecttor of taxes in the town of Gosport for the A D 
1858 [sic]. George Beebe Clerk 

^Fkwomably the keeper of White laUiid Light. 



1914] Town Records of GospoHy N. H. 141 

[452] 
Mr W™ H Caswell was Married in Portsmouth N H November 3*** 
1838 to Mary E Caswell Both of this town 

[453] 
Gosport 1842 July &^ I deUver[ed ?] To Capt Goodwin [?] ♦ the 
Letters of Mr [sreperel ?] this day 
Gosport N H Aug 30*^ 1856 

William Downs bought of Elvin Newton two hering nets for the 
sum of fifteen dollars received payment in full 

Elvin Newton 
[454] 

[Gosport, 20 Aug. 1855. Conveyance by Elvin Newton of Gosport 
to John W. Randall of Gosport, in consideration of $70.00, of all his 
share of 400 barrels of mackerel "now in the keeping of John Caswell 
and Co in whose seine" he has becai employed. Witnesses: Samuel 
H. Robison and Wm. C. Newton.] 

[455] 
Gosport May 5 1852 Ira. G. Randall Bought of J. W. Randall 
the Boat Caled the Jane & Maria with the aperratus belonging to 
the Said Boat for one Hundred Dollars Same day Receved 90 
Dollars the Ballance when Deliv<* 

[456] 
Gosport Oct 12*»» 1854 John C Randall and Edward Randall 
Bought of Robert M Downs one sixteen feet keel boat and geer for 
$20 Received payment Robert M Downs f 

[457] 
Sept 11 Centcouis [i.e., Census] 1860 100 Souls 
Gosport N H May 5^ 1853 Newburyport Aug 10*^^ 1852 John W 
RendaJl Boght of John Janvrin one Seine Boat for $30.00 

Receve payment John Janvrin 
Gosport N H May S^^ 1853 Gosport N H Aug 8 1852 John W 
Rendidl Bought of the Schooner viena of Provincetown one sane for 
$70.00 receive payment 

Timothy E Nickerson 
[458] 
1846 Received of Mr S. Brookens for Rent on Cederder Island 
July [erased ?] 1.00 

Taxes Ceder Island 0.10 

Gosport July 
Gosport Novr 30**> 1846 Wm Caswell Marguage to W™ Downs 
his Whale Boat and what belongs to her 

Gosport June 12 1850 Wm S Randall Marguage to Charles E 
Leighton one Hundred Dollars worth Cod Fish know in his Keeping 

* Probably James Goodwin, a pilot and keeper of the tavern on Smutty Nose. 
fThis seems to be the date of the record rather than that of the transaction, for 
Aocording to page 446 of the original records Downs had died some months before. 



142 Descendants of Capt. Edward Johnson [April 

Gosport July 2^ [?] 1850 The Wairs [Weirs ?] will not bear Ex- 
aming 

[459] 
[Inside of cover] John Morrell Amesbury Mass 
Sam^GCoswil Deerfield N H 
Jam<>, D Bjrum Lawrence Mass 
[In pencil] I Newton 1798 June 2 ♦ 



ONE LINE OF DESCENT 

FROM 

CAPT. EDWARD JOHNSON OF WOBURN, MASS. 

By Altrbd Johmbon, Litt.D.t of Boston, Mass. 

1. Capt. Edward* Johnson f (TFiHiam, John, WiUiam), joiner, 
baptized at Canterbury, co. Kent, England, 16 Sept. 1598, emigrated 
to New England in 1637, and died at Wobum, Mass., 23 Apr. 1672. 
He was one of the founders of the town of Wobum, where, as well as 
in the Colony at large, he held many important public offices. He is 
famous as the author of the "Wonderworking Providence of Sion's 
Savior in New England." He married, about 1620, Susan Munnter, 
who was bom about 1597 and died at Wobum 7 Mar. 1689/90. 

Children, all except the second baptized at Canterbury, 
England: 
L Edward,^ bapt. 18 F^. 1620/1. 
u. WnjjAM, b. iHt)bably in 1622; bur. 26 Jan. 1622/3. 
ni. Gbobgk, bapt. 3 Apr. 1625. 
iv. Susan, bimt. 1 Apr. 1627. 
v. WujjAM, Wt. 22 Mar. 1628/9. 
vi Mastha, bttpU 1 May 1631. 
yii. Matthsw, bapU 30 Mar. 1633. 
2. TiiL John, bapt. 10 May 1635. 

2. John* Johnson (Capt. Edward^), baptized at Canterbury, Eng- 
land, 10 May 1635, died at Canterbury, Conn., about 1720. 
He married, 28 Apr. 1657, Bethia Reed, who died at Canter- 
bury, Conn., 2 Dec. 1717, probably daughter of Esdras of 
Salem, Wenham, Chelmsford, Wobum, and Boston, Mass. 
He was by occupation a housewright or carpenter, and owned 
a sawmill in Wobum. In 1712 he and his wife Betbia were 
taken to the home of their son Obadiah in Canterbury, Conn., 
where they passed the remainder of their days. 

Children, bom at Wobum: 
i John,* b. 24 Jan. 1657/8; m. Mast Carlbt. 
iL BftTBiA, b. 20 Jan. 1659/60: m. (1) Jonathan Knight of Cambridge, 
Man.; m. (2) Jossph Woolcott of Cambridge. 

*Cf. reeotds ci the birth mad baptism of Isaac K. Newton, pp. 40. 90. of the orisinml 
reoords. 

t For farther information about Capt. Edward Johnson, his wife, and children, and 
for his paternal and matonal ancestry, see Reoistbr. toI. 67. pp. 169-180. 

A genealocy of the branch of the family here outlined is in preparation, and any 
data reUtive to the members of the family who resided in Connecticut will be welcome. 



1914] Descendants of Capt. Edward Johnson 143 

iiL William, b. 29 Sept. 1662; d. at Canterbuxy, Conn., 23 Sept. 1713: 
m. at Cambridge, Mass., 18 Feb. 1600/1, Mart Cook. He removea 
to Plainfield, Conn., being one of the original settlen and prominent 
men of that town, and later of Canterbury. 

3. It. Obadiah. b. 15 June 1664. 

▼. Joseph, d. abt. 1666; lived in that part of Plainfield, Conn., which 
was after Oct. 1703 Canterbury, and probablv d. there 16 Mar. 
1756; m. Euzabeth , who d. at Canterbury 11 Dec. 1724. 

vi. Saihtbl, b. 29 Oct. 1670. 

vii. Nathaniel^ b. 15 May 1673. 

3. Obadiah* Johnson {John,^ Capt. EdwardS)^ bom at Wobum, 

Mass., 15 June 1664, died at Canterbury, Conn., before 17 
July 1740, when his will was proved. He married, 7 Sept. 
1696, Rebecca Brooks,* who died 1 Dec. 1752, daughter of 
Thomas of Canterbury. He removed when a young man to 
Plainfield and Canterbury, Conn., where he purchased a tract 
of land on the Quinebaug River, and was one of the first 
settlers and a prominent man. He was town clerk, and town 
meetings and religious services were held at his house. For 
upwards of forty years there seems to have been scarcely any 
progressive public movement in the commimity, either polit- 
ical, patriotic, or religious, which did not receive his support, 
and scarcely a petition or agreement which does not beiekr his 
signature. 
Children: 

i. Mary.« b. at Plainfield 10 Oct. 1607; d. a widow after 1772; m. 

19 Oct. 1717 Moses Cleaveland. 
ii. Jacob, b. at Plainfield 16 Mar. 1699; d. 29 Jan. 1738/9: m. (1) at 

Canterbury, 14 June 1722, Mart Shbpard, who d. 6 Mar. 1731/2; 

m. (2) 8 May 1734 Junrra Hatnbs. 

4. ill. Obadiah, b. at Plainfield (later Canterbury) 23 June 1702."' 

iv. EsTHBB, b. at Canterbury 1 Sept. 1704; d. 1793; m. 19 July 1726 

John Fish of Canterbury. 
V. John, b. at Canterbury 6 Oct. 1707; d. 13 June 1726. 
vi Abigail, b. at Canterbury 29 Sept. 1710; m. 19 June 1729 Phinbas 

Bbown. 

4. Obadiah^ Johnson (Obadiah* John,* Capt. Edward}), bom at 

Plainfield Gater Canterbury), Conn., 23 June 1702, die^ there 
10 Apr. 1765. He married, 6 Nov. 1723, Lydia Cleaveland, 
bom 7 Dec. 1704, died 5 June 1775, daughter of Josiah and 
Mary (Bates). Like his father, Obadiah was a leading man 
in church and town affairs, and his will shows that he was 
possessed of considerable wesdth in notes and lands. He wa« 
Heutenant and later captain, and served in the French and 
Indian War; and he was a deacon in the Separatist Church. 
Children, bom at Canterbury: 

i William,* b. 13 Aug. 1724; d. at Canterbury 2 Oct. 1810; m. (1) 
29 Nov. 1750 Bbttt Fassbt, b. at Canterbury 13 Jan. 1727, d. there 
1 Apr. 1779; m. (2) 23 Feb. 1780 Lodema Fuller, who d. 14 Sept. 
1797; m. (3) 7 Oct. 1798 Elizabeth Dtab. 

u. Olive, b. 23 Aug. 1726; d. at North Bridgewater, Maas., 25 Feb. 

* Much ■earch had failed to discover the maiden name of this Rebecca, until the will 
of her father Thomaa Brooks, which mentions ''daughter Rebecca, and son-in-law 
Obadiah Johnson,'! was foimd in Feb. 1914 in the New London, Conn., Probata 
Bacorda. 



146 The English Shermans [April 

MORE FACTS ABOUT THE ENGLISH SHERMANS* 

By Thomas Townsbnd Shbbman, A.B., LL.B., of Rye, N.Y. 

An examination made for the writer by Messrs. J. Henry Lea and 
J. R. Hutchinson of many wills, proved in the Prerogative Court of 
Canterbury, of residents of Yaxley, co. Suffolk, and its vicinity, has 
revealed the record of the will of Jane (Waller) (Sherman) Gardiner, 
dated 10 Jan., 15 Elizabeth (1572/3), and proved 11 Mar. 1572/3. 
Her first husband was Thomas Sherman of Yaxley, whose will is 
dated 20 Jan. 1550/1 (Register, vol. 54, p. 153). Her second 
husband, whose Christian name has not yet been definitely ascer- 
tained, may have been William Gardiner, who in 1568 was living 
and owned land in Stoke Ash in Hertesmere Hundred, near Yaxley, 
for he appears in the return of the lay subsidy of 1568 as taxed in 
Stoke Ash on £6 in lands. Jane Gardiner gives to the poor of Stoke 
Ash 5s., although none of the Shermans lived there. Her wiU, made 
twenty-two years after Thomas Sherman's death, is interesting and 
instructive, as it shows that she was his only wife and the mother of 
his sons, of whom she mentions all but one, William, the grocer, 
who was rich, lived in London, and was buried in Ipswich in 1583, 
his will being dated 28 May 1583 (Register, vol. 54, p. 158). 
She also mentions the wives of all of these sons except Henry, 
William, and Richard, and some of her grandchildren. The follow- 
ing is a copy of her will: 

In Dei noie Amen I Jane Gardiner of Yaxley in the countie of Suff 
wydowe do declare and make this my last will and testament the x^ daye 
of Januarie in the xv**» yere of the raigne of o^ soueraigne ladie Elizabeth 
by the grace of god of En^and Fraunce and Ireland Quene &c, being of 
good and perfitt remembrance thanks be giuen vnto god ffirst I bequeath 
my soule vnto allmightie god by whose passion and precious bloudshedding 
I trust to be saued And my bodie to be buried in the churche of Yaxley by 
my late husbande Thomas Sherman Item I giue and bequeath to the poore 
of Yaxley xx» Item I giue to the poore of Roydon v« Item I giue and be- 
queth to the poore of Stokeaishe v* The saied poore of euerie of the saied 
townes to be paied at my buriall or within one moneth next foUowinge Item 
I giue vnto Anthonye Sherman my sonne xx^ off lawf ull money of England 
and suche bed and bedsteds w^ fouer kiene w^ be in his hands & possession 
Item I giue vnto Henry Sherman my sone xx^ of like money Item I giue 
vnto James Sherman my sonne xx** of like money and suche beasts and 
neate w«*> be in his possession And the bedd y* I nowe lie vpon w^ the 
mantell couerled blankets and shetes therto belonging Item I giue vnto the 
saied Anthonye one siluer saulte parcell gilte and six siluer spoones the siued 
xx^ to euerie of my saied sonnes Anthonye Henry and James bequeathed 
I will and my mynde is that Thomas Sherman my eldest sonne shall 
paie it vnto them within twoe yeres next after my decease parcell of 
five score poimds w<^ he oweth me Item I giue and bequeath vnto Willm 
Sherman Robart Sherman Bettrice Sherman Margaret and Marie Sherman 
sones and daughters off Anthonye Sherman and vnto Brigett Sherman and 
Marie Sherman daughters of James Sherman Ix!^ of lawf ull money of england 

* Vide Rbqibtbb, vol. 60, pp. 1397-400, toL 66, pp. 822-326, and voL 67, pp. 154- 
168. 



The English Shermans 147 

^ and evenlie to be parted and deuyded and suche parte to be paied 

- - *^. trie one of them at tneir seuerall ages and when they shall come to the 

•f xx*> yeres And the saied Ix** to be paied by my executom^ wherof 

-IS Shennan my eldest sonne oweth me fortie powids and Richard 

.m twentie pounds and odde money And if anye of the saied children 

_^ part and decease oute of this worlde before they shall atteine and 

vnto their seuerall ags of xx^ yeres Then I will the parte of suche childe 

ceased shall remaine vnto the survyuours or survyuour of euerie of 

-= . to deceased And the saied Ix^ so giuen and bequeathed I will it shalbe 

^. ved in some cattell or some other thinge wherby there may growe and 

some yerelie proffitt and eaine vnto the sai^ children And the saied 

. * and proffitt to be evenlie aeuyded amonge the saied children at suche 

w«*> they oughte to haue theu* parte or porcon Item I giue vnto Willm 

iian Robert Sherman Bettrice Sherman Margaretb Sherman and Marye 

man sonnes and daughters of Anthonye Sherman six siluer spoones that 

saie one to William one to Robert one to Bettrice one to Margaret and 

to Marie w^ be in the custodie and possession of Anthonye Sherman 

father Item I giue vnto James Sherman and Anthonie Sherman my 

C8 all suche pewter as is in the counter at Roydon evenlie to be parted 

\ ene them Item I giue vnto James my sone the mare with the foale 

the shepe w^ he nowe possesseth Item I giue vnto Elizabeth Sherman 

of Thotnas Sherman my sonne my veluett hoode with all things therunto 

uginge Item I giue vnto Sybill Sherman wief of Fraunces Sherman my 

le a damaske kirtle and a veluett hatt and a grograine kirtle w^ a garde 

oluett Item I giue vnto Elizabeth Sherman wief of Thomas Sherman my 

• my clothe gowne garded w^ veluett Item I giue vnto James Sherman 

sonne six suuer spoones w^ he nowe hath Item I giue vnto Marie 

rman wief vnto Anthonye Sherman a worsted gowne gi^ed w**» veluett 

»aied Anthonie Sherman payeng vnto James Sherman xiij" iii]<^ in con- 

iracon of the same Item I giue vnto Margerie Sherman wieff of James 

rman a gowne of mockadoe a worsted kirtle garded w^ veluett and a 

•garde Item I giue vnto the wief of Bartholomew Sherman my sone a 

tie gowne ftured and lace laied vpon it Item I giue vnto Elizabeth 

rman wief of John Sherman my tafifatae hatt Item I giue vnto Margerie 

rman wief of James Sherman my saddle w*** all the f umyture thereto be- 

.ing Item I giue vnto James Sherman my sone my least cawdron my 

L a trevett and a great chafer and an yron huche w<* be at Roydon 

u I giue vnto Margaret Sherman daughter of Anthonye Sherman a 

■it being at Yaxley Item I giue vnto Bettrice Sherman daughter of the 

(\ Anthonie a chest at Roydon Item I will that my executours paie vnto 

aone Bartholomew Sherman hj » w*'^ I owe him Item I will that all my 

'Urell and rayment above giuen & bequeathed be delyuered as it is giuen 

aboue apointed within one moneth next after my decease The rest of 

my goods cattell implements of householde stuffe and debts whatsoeuer 

* /be vnbequeathed I will they shalbe evenlie and equallie deuyded be- 

* 'le Anthome Sherman and James Sherman my sones Item I giue vnto 
'mas Sherman sone of Thomas Sherman my eldest sone xx* Item I 
' vnto Elizabeth Sherman daughter of the saied Thomas Sherman xx» 
n they shall accomplish and come to the full age of xx*" yeres And for 
better and more suer performance of this my last will and testament I 
•ine and make Thomas Sherman my eldest sone and Anthonie Sherman 

, • sonnes my executours So y* the said Thomas Sherman enter and be- 

' ^ e bownden vnto my saied sonnes Henry Anthonie and James ill seuerall 

' ^j> la to euerie of them for the true pajrment of their parte and partes of 

•, \^ r legacies aboue giuen vnto them at suche daies and tymes aboue be- 

' *i tthed And that the sayed bonds be entred accordinge to the lawe 

; ,A^ VOL. Lxvm. 10 



148 The Englith Shermans [April 

within twoe monetiis after my decease w^ if the saied Thomas refuse to doe 
I will he shalbe no executor And then I will Fraunces Shaman my sone to 
be executor w^ my sone Anthonie In witness wherof I haue setto my marke 
before theis witnesses f oUowinge Me ipo Sherman scriptore et alijs sub testibua 
noiat' Roberto Cnddon Edwfurdo Hodson et Robto Turveye. 

Probatimi fuit testamentimi hmoi coram Dno Cantur' Archi^M apud 
London xj^^ die mensb Martij Anno Dni Millesimo quingen^ Septuagesmio 
secundo Jura^o Anthonij Sherman et Thome Sherman. (P.C.C., Peter, 9.) 

Elizabeth, who is mentioned in this will, wife of Thomas Sherman, 
was his first wife, and daughter of Anthony Yaxley of Melles, co. 
Suffolk. His second wife was Barbara Wheatcroft, daughter of 
William and Alice of Ipswich. Barbara (Wheatcroft) Sherman 
died 18 Jan. 1621/2 and is buried in Yaxley chiu-ch. Sybil, wife of 
Francis Sherman, was Sybil Grey, daughter of Thomas and Anne 
(Plumsted) of Gpswold Hall, Thiandeston, co. Suffolk. Mary, wife 
of Anthony Sherman, was daughter of Sir Anthony Guydat, Knight. 
After Anthony Sherman's death, which occurred in 1582, she married 
Robert Hall, in 1587. Elizabeth, wife of John Sherman, was his 
first wife and the mother of his children. He married secondly^ 
Marian, widow of Thomas Whiting of Ipswich; and thirdly Mar-* 
garet , who was his wife in 1586. 

The De Banco Society of London is examining and reporting on 
the De Banco plea rolls, which are the clerk's minutes of the dsily 
proceedings of the courts of Conunon Pleas and King's Bench, and 
also on certain early Chancery proceedings, these rolls and pro- 
ceedings not being indexed. From such reports many interesting 
and important facts with regard to the Yaxley Shermans are learned. 
In Nov. 1528 (Michaelmas term, 20 Heniy VIII) Thomas Sherman 
of Yaxley, in his own proper person, brings suit to recover from 
Isabell Dedham, widow, the third part of certain lands in Burgate, 
CO. Suffolk, as his right and heritage, into which the said Isabell has 
not ingress unless sSter the demise which Robert Hendry, former 
husband of Agnes, mother of the aforesaid Thomas, whose heir he 
is, made unto the aforesaid Isabell (De Banco Roll 1059, membrane 
410). It thus appears that A^es Fullen, the wife of John Sherman 
of Yaxley who died in 1504 (will, dated 10 Aug. 1504, in Reoisteb, 
vol. 54, p. 152), had married also Robert Hendry. In De Banco 
Plea Roll 797, membrane 225, 38 Henry VI (Apr.-May 1460), is a 
minute of an action by John Kew of Diss, co. Norfolk, and John 
Pa)m of Roydon, co. Norfolk, against John Sherman of Yaxley, 
yeoman, and Robert Sherman of Yaxley, yeoman, to recover a debt 
of ten marks. These two Shermans are probably John of Yaxley, 
an abstract of whose will, dated 20 Aug. 1465, appears in Register, 
vol. 66, p. 322, and his son Robert, who is mentioned in the will. 

In Star Chamber Proceedings is a bill of complaint of Sir John 
Wiseman, Knight, against Thomas Sherman of Yaxley, stating that 
on 22 Apr., 22 Henry VIII (1530), complainant sent two of his 
servants to distrain for unpaid rent of an acre of land in Gors Close, 
CO. Suffolk, part of the manor of Swattyshall owned by complainant, 
which rent Sherman had refused to pay for three years; that said 
servants seized by way of distress a plow with four horses; and that. 



1914] The English Shermans 149 

as they were driving in the King's highway, Jobanne Sherman and 
Margery Hege, with staves in their hands, and certidn other riotous 
persons "made a sawte & fray upon the said ij servants & put them 
in daunger of their lyvis & grevously did bete William Eiysshe A 
take away the said dystress from them." Afterwards, on 24 Apr., 
23 Henry VIII (1531), complainant's servants again distrained the 
plow and horses; "but as they came thetherward, mette with them 
by the way, Johanne Sherman, the wyff of Thomas Sherman, Thomas 
Dykon and Margery Hedge with Stavys & stonys in their lappys, 
as well as other servants of the said Thomas Sherman, who with 
force & armis did fyghyt with them & them did bett, wond & yll 
intret." 

Thomas Sherman was an attorney at law with a large practice in 
the Court of Common Pleas, and he was also a great litigant himself, 
as the court records show. His wife Jane seems to have been able 
to do her share of the fighting, when occasion offered. 

The return of the lay subsidy of 1327 for Ywdey (Jakeslee) in the 
hundred of Hertesmere, co. Suffolk, shows that John Sherman was 
taxed there xii^. In the return of the lay subsidy of 1524 Thomas 
Sherman of Yaxley was taxed there 7s. 6d. on £5 of goods. In the 
return of the lay subsidy of 1568 for Yaxley Thomas Sherman, 
gentleman, appears as taxed £1. 6s. 8d. on £12 in lands, and Francis 
Sherman, his brother, was taxed 2s. 6d. on £3 in goods. 

It has been said that the maiden name of Agnes, the first wife of 
Henry Sherman of Colchester and Dadham, whose will is dated 

20 Jan. 1589/90 (Register, vol. 50, p. 281), was Butler. The will 
of Thomas Butter of Dedham, co. Essex, clothier, dated 20 Aug. 
1555 and proved 7 May 1556 (P.C.C., Ketchyn, 5), mentions his 
daughter Agpes Rolffe, makes a bequest of a silver pot to Harry 
Sherman's wife, and appoints Henry Sherman an executor. Possibly 
Agnes, the wife of Henry Sherman, was Agnes Butter, a sister or 
niece of the testator. 

The abstract of the will of Henry Sherman of Dedham, dated 

21 Aug. 1610, in Register, vol. 50, p. 285, does not mention the 
testator's son Samuel. The will, however, contains the following 
clause: 

Item — my will and meaning is that my two sons Henry and Samuel 
Sherman shsJl sell my 8 acres of land in the Hallfeild to the best advantage 
of my children's children as afore bequeathed within two years after my 
decease, and my meaning is that the mayne profit which shall arise of the 
said land during the saia two years shall be paid by them to my said sob 
Daniel and his heirs. 

The will of John Herberd of Yaxley, dated 23 Jan. 1458/9 (P.C.C, 
Stockton, 17), devises "all my lands late bought of Margaret Sher- 
man & Thomas Porter, chaplain, lying in Yaxle in a field called 
Netherfeld/' 



150 Descendants of Robert Huckins [April 



ROBERT HUCKINS OF THE DOVER COMBINATION 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Hbnbt Wimthbop Habdon, A.M., LL.B., of New York City 
(Continued from i>age 101] 

34. Eliphalbt^ Huckins (Robert,^ James f James,^ Robert,^ James,^ 
Robert^) J of Holdemess, farmer, bom at New Hampton 17 Mar, 
1802, died 3 June 1835. He married, 19 Nov. 1826 (town 
records), Frances Hanafobd, daughter of Benjamin and 
Sarah (Wait), who was bom at New Hampton 9 Oct. 1800 
({6.) and died at Chatham, lU., 1859. 
Children, bom at Holdemess: 

i. Frances L.,* b. 18 Feb. 1828; d. 16 June 1002: m. 19 Sept. 1849 
Db. Nehkmtah Wright, s. of Dr. Samuel and Mary A. (Webster), 
of Ashland, N. H., and of Chatham, IlL, 1849, ph3r8ician, A.M. 
(Illinois College, Jacksonville, 111.), b. at Holdemess 20 Feb. 1824, 
d. 29 Jan. 1891. Children, b. at Chatham, IlL: 1. Mary Frances* 
b. 23 June 1851; living (1910); m. 25 Nov. 1870 Zachariah T. 
McGinnes, s. of William and Lorenda (Dameille), of Loami, ID., 
clerk, b. at Loami, 111., 24 Sept. 1849, living (1910). 2. Jeasie 
Florence, b. 24 Nov. 1853; living (1910); m. 23 May 1878 Benja- 
min J. Detrick. s. of Daniel and Hester Ann (Johnson), of Poca- 
hontas, 111., salesman, b. at Pocahontas, 111., 10 Oct. 1852, living 
(1910). 3. Dr. Charles Douglas, of Springfield. 111., physician, M.D. 
(Rush Med. CoU., 1880), b. 20 Feb. 1857; living (1910); m. (1) 
30 Dec. 1880 Elizabeth Felch, dau. of Robert and Sarah (Pynchon), 
b. at Ottawa, 111., 18 Jan. I860, d. 19 Oct. 1895; m. (2) 2 June 1898 
Adah A. Huber, dau. of William Harrison and Elisabeth Jane 
(Irwin), b. at Meriden, Kans., 3 May 1875, living (1910). 
101. ii. George, b. 7 Dec. 1829. 

iii. Mary (Pollt), b. 2 Aug. 1831: d. 29 Mar. 1856; m. Thouas 
LowERT, 8. of William and Cfatherine (Pierson). of Springfield, 
111., bridge carpenter, b. at Lough Eske, co. Donegal, Ireland, 2 Feb. 
1829, d. 12 Feb. 1905. Children, b. at Sprin^eld, IlL: 1. Thomas,* 
(twin), b. 29 Mar. 1856; d. 1856. 2. Mary (twin), b. 29 Mar. 1856; 
d. 1856. 

iv. Melxnda, b. 10 Mar. 1833; d. 2 Feb. 1908; m. 18 June 1857, as his 
second wife, Thomas Lowert, survivini; husband of her sister 
Mary (vide supra). Children^ b. at Sprmgfield, HI.: 1. WiXUam 
Pierson* of Springfield, HI., city fireman, b. 10 Apr. 1859; living 
(1910); m. 5 Nov. 1884 Barbara Etter, dau. of George and Magda- 
lene (Vogel), b. at Springfield, 111., 16 Feb. 1866, d. 10 Feb. 1907. 
2. Ida, b. 28 Oct. 1861; d. 27 June 1879. 3. Kaie,h, 11 Mar. 
1863; d. 20 Aug. 1864. 4. Qeorge, of Decatur, 111., carpenter, b. 
13 June 1866: living (1910); m. 28 Nov. 1889 Marie Caroline 
Luthe, dau. of John C. H. and Dorothea (Shackel), b. at Listling, 
near Magdeburg, Prussia, 23 Feb. 1864, hving (1910). 5. EdvBin 
Eugene, b. 12 Oct. 1870; d. unm. 10 July 1904. 6. Thomas, of 
Springneld, IlL. postman, b. 15 Apr. 1873; living (1910); m. 
15 Apr. 1896 EUen BuUcush, dau. of William and Elizabeth (WiU 
liams), b. at Braidwood, 111., 14 July 1876, living (1910). 

36. Thob£ab^ Huckins (Robert,* James,^ James,^ Robert,* James,* 
Robert^), of Holdemess, farmeri bom at New Hampton 16 Nov. 
1805, died 1 Apr. 1888. He married, 16 Mar. 1834 (town 
records), Cohfobt D.* SanborNi daughter of Nathaniel* and 



1914] Descendants of Rcbert Huckins 151 

Comfort* (Dow) (Sanborn Family, p. 208), who was bom at 
New Hampton 13 Aug. 1802 and died 8 Sept. 1872. 

Children, bom at Holdemess (family Bible in possession 
of Henry A. Moulton, surviving husband of Florence Dell 
(Greenleaf), daughter of Martha A.^ (Huckins) Greenleaf): 
i. Mart S.,» b. 1 Apr. 1837; d. unm. 19 June 1854. 
iL Mabtha a., b. 27 May 1842; <L 11 July 1904; m. 1 Aug. 1858 Hiram 
Greenleaf, s. of Samuel and Hannah J. (Lakin), of Holdemess, 
farmer, b. at Campion 20 Nov. 1835, d. 4 Mar. 1899. Children, 
b. at Holdemess: 1. Mary Susan,* b. 6 July 1863; d. s.p. 1 Jan. 
1881; m. 1 Nov. 1879 Arthur W. Faraier, s. of Levi and Ab^ail 
(Straw), of Holdemess, faraaer, b. at Plymouth 2 Nov. 1858, livmg 
(1910). 2. Florence DeU, b. 18 May 1870; d. «.p. 8 June 1913; m. 
27 Sept. 1896 Henry A. Moulton, s. of Fred M. and Louise M. 
(Fellowes), of Holdemess, farmer, b. at Bridgewater 22 Sept. 1866, 
living (1913). 

36, Dea. James^ Huckins (Robert,^ James,* James,^ Robert* James,* 

Robert^), of Ashland, 1849, shoemaker, member of the Legis- 
lature, bom at New Hampton 29 Mar. 1807, died 22 Jan. 1886. 
He married, 22 Oct. 1831, his third cousin, Lois Plaistbd, 
daughter of Benning Moulton (8, iv, 1) and Phebe (Eaton), 
who was bom at New Hampton 11 Jan. 1809 and died 16 July 
1878. 

Children, bom at Holdemess: 
L CoRDBUA M^« b. 24 Jan. 1834; d. 7 Mar. 1906: m. 14 Feb. 1866 
WnuAM H. Chei^t, s. of Albert Gallatin and Hannah (Heath), 
of Ashland, and of Freeland, Wyo., 1889, farmer, ranchman, 
justice of the peace, b. at North Groton 29 Jan. 1840, d. 6 Dec. 
1908. Only child, b. at Sanbomton: 1. Albert GaUaiin,* of Free- 
land, Wyo., ranchman, b. 29 Mar. 1867; living (1910); m. 3 May 
1886 Sara M. Purcell, dau. of Thomas and Sara A. (Colson), b. at 
Huckarde, near Dortmund, Prussia, 26 Nov. 1866, living (1910). 
102. ii. Jambs Ford, b. 13 Aug. 1840. 

37. Jonathan Gordon^ Huckins (Robert* James* Jam^,* Robert,* 

James,* Robert^), of Holdemess, famier, bom at New Hamp- 
ton 4 Apr. 1815, died 14 Jan. 1871. He married, 25 Feb. 1841 
(town records), Salvina Hodge, daughter of Solomon and 
Apphia (Wells), who was bom at Rumney 13 Jan. 1819 (i6.) 
and died 13 Dec. 1902. 

Children, bom at Holdemess (family Bible in possession, 
1910, of Mary Abigail* (Huckins) Rock of Claremont): 

i. RoBEBT," b. 3 Jan. 1842; d. 3 Aug. 1844. 

iL Robert, of Lynn, Mass., shoe- worker, b. 27 Aug. 1845; d. unm. 
24 Jan. 1902. 

iiL Mart AeiOAn^ b. 23 Mar. 1849; living (1910): m. 5 Nov. 1871 
Alphonsb Howard Rock, s. of Joseph and Maria (Howard), of 
Unity and Claremont, baker, soldier in the Civil War, b. at North- 
field, Vt., 19 Nov. 1840, living (1910). Children, b. at Claremont: 
1. Maria A.,> b. 11 Aug. 1872; d. unm. 23 Sept. 1896. 2. WiUiam 
A., of Winooski, Vt., weaver, b. 25 Aug. 1873; living «.p. (1910); 
m. at Canterbunr, 25 June 1901, Charlotte C. Ware, dau. of Gilbert 
J. and EUen M. (Fields), b. at Northport, Me., 12 Mar. 1872, 
Hving (1910). 3. Martha E., b. 23 Dec. 1874; living «.p. (1910): 
m. at Unity, 23 Deo. 1892. Herbert L. Reed, s. of Jonathan and 
Deborah (Hunt), of Springneld, Mass., janitor, b. at Unity 23 Deo. 
1869, Uving (191Q). 4. Neaie A., b. 25 May 1876; d. 28 Sept. 



152 Descendants of Rcbert Huckins [April 

1894. 5. Ida S,, b. 11 Jan. 1880; living unm. (1910). 6. Edward 
C, of Plymouth, Mass., weaver, b. 19 Nov. 1884; living (1910) ; m. 
8 Dec. 1907 Mary Ellen Gardner, dau. of William and Ellen (CoUa- 
han), b. at Plymouth. Mass., 15 Mar. 1885, living (1910). 7. 
Oliver B., of Springfield, Mass., toolmaker. b. 24 Oct. 1886; living 
unm. (1910). 8. Clifton J., of Springfield, Mass., machinisty b. 
16 Apr. 1889; living unm. (1910). 
IT. Ida Belle, b. 21 Oct. 1855; d. 7 Oct. 1880; m. Oct. 1872 (town 
records) John Neu^ s. of James and Janet (McGregor), of Ashland, 
woolsorter, b. at Greenock, Scotland, 7 Aug. 1850, d. at Centre 
Harbor 7 Jan. 1886. Childr^, b. at Ashland: 1. William H.,* of 
Wolfeborough, carpenter, b. 18 June 1874; living (1910) ; m. at 
Moultonborough, il Jan. 1902. Minnie Grace Holmes, dau. of 
Nathaniel H. and Mary EUsabeth (Bennett), b. at Tamworth 

30 Oct. 1864, living (l910). 2. Mary Janet, b. 18 Feb. 1876; Hving 
«.p. (19i0) ; m. 25 Nov. 1892 Fred E. Glines, s. of Simon D. and 
£li2abeth (Tate), of Centre Harbor, painter, b. at Moultonborough 
8 Mar. 1867, living (1910). 

▼. Carlos Allen, of Asnland, derk, b. 3 July 1860; d. unm. 10 Jan. 1912. 

38. Hbnrt^ Huckinb (Robert,* JamesJ^ James* Robert* James,^ 
Robert^), of Holdemess, fanner, bom at New Hampton 11 Feb. 
1817, died 29 May 1889 (town records). He married, 10 Mar. 
1845, Adelinb Wigqin, daughter of Chase and Mary (Eaton), 
who was bom at Holdemess 21 Aug. 1818 and died 26 Dec. 
1889 (*.). 
Children, bom at Holdemess: 

L Henbt a.,* b. 25 May 1852; d. 17 June 1852. 

ii. Lerot, b. 1 May 1854; d. 2 June 1854. 

in. Adelinb E., b. 19 Sept. 1855; living (1910); m. 4 July 1876 Danibl 

8. Batchblder, s. of Rev. Daniel and Mary J. (Plummer), of 

Ashland, farmer, b. at Bridgewater 22 Nov. 1851, living (1910). 

Children, b. at Holdemess: 1. A San,* b. 5 Aug. 1880; df. 5 Aug. 

1880. 2. ErviUe John, of Ashland, farmer, b. 3 May 1884; living 

unm. (1910). 

30. Stephen Pitman^ Huckins (Robert,* James* James,* Robert,* 
Jam^,^ Robert^), of New Hampton, farmer, bom at New 
Hampton 5 June 1826, died 12 Feb. 1906. He married, 
7 May 1856, his first cousin once removed, Rachel Janb 
Hanaford, daughter of Peter and Nancy (Smith) (9, vi, i), 
who was bom at New Hampton 14 Aug. 1827 and died 18 
Jan. 1906. 

Children, bom at New Hampton: 
L Mabt E.,* b. 7 July 1857; d. s.p. 11 June 1888 (town reoorda); m. 

31 Jan. 1885, as his second wife, her second cousin, Albbbt M.* 
Huckins (59, ii), s. of Horace^ and Martha G. (Plaisted), q,v. 

iL Stephen Aucon, of New Hampton, farmer, b. 22 Mar. 1860; living 
8^.^ (1910); m. 16 Sept. 1901 Mabgabet Rose (McCoBiacxy 
CocHHAN. dau. of Edwara and Eliia (McGee) and former wife of 
William, b. at HydeBville, Yt., 18 Apr. 1860, living (1910). 

40. Oblando G.^ Huckins (Robert* James,* James,* Robert,* James,* 
Robert^), of New Hampton, famier, bom at New Hampton 
5 July 1828, died 2 May 1880 (town records). He married 
his &Bt cousin once removed, Mabt Smith, daughter of 

* He has adopted as hia ion Harold* HaokiDB, eon of Bodoey H.* (125) and Luna B. 
CBartlett). q.v. 



1914] Descendants of RobeH Huckins 153 

Benjamin and Hannah (Mudgett) (9, ii, 3), who was bom at 
New Hampton 4 Sept. 1828 and died 23 Jan. 1907. 
Only chUd, bom at New Hampton: 

103. L Benjamin Lbstbb,* b. 15 Jan. 1853. 

41. Nathaniel Pbbkins^ Huckins {John,^ James,* James,* Robert* 

James,* Robert^), of Holdemess, 1830, faraier, town oflBcer, 
bom at New Hampton 23 June 1806, died 18 May 1888 (town 
records). He married, 10 May 1829 (t5.), Nancy Smith, 
daughter of Philip and Abigail (Jewell), who was bom at New 
Hampton 7 Dec. 1806 and died 10 Nov. 1880 (i6.). 
Children, bom at Holdemess: 

104. i. Jonathan Burlbt,* b. 4 Feb. 1831. 

105. ii. John CALvm, b. 19 Aug. 1832. 

ill Elvira Janb, b. 20 Mar. 1836; living (1910); m. 25 Nov. 1858 
Waltbb W. SiOTH, 8. of Moses and Abigail (French), of Holdemess, 
faring, b. at Campton 10 Feb. 1835, living (1910). Only child, b. 
at Holdemess: 1. Almore W.,^ of Holdemess, mill hand, b. 18 Feb. 
1860; living unm. (1910). 

42. John Buzzbll^ Huckins (John,* James,* James,* Robert,* James,* 

Robert), of Holdemess, farmer, bom at New Hampton 31 May 
1810, died 12 Feb. 1898 (town records). He married first, 
6 June 1836, his cousin, Dobcas H. Smith (9, vi, 3), daughter 
of John and Esther* (Hucldns), g.t;.; and secondly, 5 July 1845 
(i6.), Nancy C. Worthbn, daughter of Charles and Joanna* 
(Chase), who was bom at Holdemess 11 Dec. 1812 and died 
30 Apr. 1881 (*.). 

Children by first wife, bom at Holdemess (family Bible in 
possession, 1910, of George A. Himt, son of Catherine B.* 
(Huckins), of Bridgewater) : 
L Stlvesteb F.,* of Cavendish, Vt., fanner, b. 3 June 1837; d. s.p. 
20 Apr. 1909; m. 28 June 1865 Josbphinb Parkbr, dau. of James 
and Mary (Merrill), b. at Sharon, Vt., 9 Sept. 1838, living (1910) 
at Sharon, Vt. 
m Amanda P., b. 31 Dec. 1839; d. a.p. 16 Mar. 1895: m. 5 May 1865 
Geobok C. Tatlob, 8. of Giknan R. and Mary (Baker), of Campton, 
farmer, b. at Campton 5 Dec. 1833, living (1910). 
iiL Cathebins B., b. 25 Apr. 1841; d. 5 Mayl900; m. (1) at Campton, 
31 Jan. 1867 (town records), Gbobqe W. Hunt. s. of Matthew P. 
and Deborah CTaylor), of Woodstock and of Thornton, 1870, 
farmer, b. at North Woodstock 23 Nov. 1833, d. 4. Mar. 1875; 
m. (2) at New Hampton, 16 Jan. 1876 (ib.), her fourth cousin once 
removed, Hbnbt Fillmore Plaistbd, s. of Cvtub C. and Elizabeth 
(Rowe) and grandson of Stephen (14, i, 2), of Thornton, farmer, b. 
at New Hampton 22 Sent. 1849, d. 20 May 1877; m. (3) at Holder- 
ness. 29 June 1882 (ibX as his second wife, Rufub Blake, s. of 
Eliphalet and Mary (Russell?), of Plymouth, blacksmith, b. at 
Alexandria 1830, d. 28 May 1884. Children by first husband: 
1. Julia EUa^ b. at Woodstock 26 July 1869; d. 17 July 1870. 2. 
Qeorge A., of Bridgewater, farmer, b. at Thornton 16 May 1871; 
living (1910); m. 12 July 1898 Enmia G. Pillsbury, dau. of Frank 
and Slsie M. (CNeil), b. at Bridgewater 11 July 1880, living (1910). 
3. John Af ., of Tilton, fanner, b. at Thornton 21 Aug. 1874; living 
<.p. (1910) : m. 8 Jan. 1895 Abigail L. Caverly. dau. of Daniel and 
Marv L. (Shaw), b. at Mo-edith 26 Oct. 1872riiving (1910). Only 
chila by second husband: 4. CheaterimYko took Hunt as his surname), 
of Rumney, farmer, b. at New Hampton 13 Dec. 1876; living 



154 Descendants of Robert Huckins [April 

0910); m. at Plymouth, 22 Nov. 1896. Mary B. Palmer, dau. of 
Charles W. and Elicabeth A. (Loveland), b. at HoldemeBB 1 Jan. 
1877, Hving (1910). 

Children by second wife, bom at Holdemess: 

It. Dobcab Anns, b. 5 June 1846; d. unm. 26 Jan. 1912. 
▼. Chablottb I., b. 16 Aug. 1847; d. 2 Nov. 1847. 

43. Thomas P.^ Huckins {John,* James,^ James,^ Robert,^ Jamesy* 
Robert^), of Warren and of Orford, 1870, farmer, bom at New 
Hampton 11 July 1812, died 7 Apr. 1889 (town records). 
He married, 28 June 1835 (tb.), Lucbetia Berby, daughter 
of Newell and Hannah (Howe), who was bom at New 
Hampton 20 Aug. 1815 and died at Portsmouth 24 Feb. 
1898 (*.). 

Children, the first one bom at Holdemess, the others at 
Wentworth (family Bible in possession, 1910, of Judith A.* 
(Huckins) Foote of Orford): 

106. i. Alonzo K.,« b. 11 Nov. 1835. 

iL Melissa, b. 18 Jan. 1841; d. 25 Sept. 1907; m. 25 Aug. 1860 Hibam 
C. Gale. s. of Alonzo and Rhoda (Fogg), of Warren and of Laoonia, 
farmer, b. at Bridgewater 12 June 1837, d. 2 Apr. 1903. Only 
child: 1. MerUa BdU^h. at Warren 27 July 1864; living (1910): 
m. (1) 21 Nov. 1883 Herbert C. Knowlton, s. of John and Rachel 
(Batdielder), of Laconia, merchant, b. at Sanbomton 21 Apr. 1859, 
d. 28 Aug. 1886; m. (2) 10 July 1889 C^harles K. Sanborn, b. of Jacob 
and Sarui (Sanborn), of Laconia, merchant, b. at Lowell, Mass., 
8 Mar. 1845, Uving (1910). 

iiL Dorcas M., b. 30 Nov. 1843; d. 23 Jan. 1895; m. 6 May 1866 Horacb 
H. Morrison, s. of George W. and Sarah (Gilman), of HaverhiU, 
carpenter, b. at Roxbury, Mass., 18 Dec. 1838, living (1910). 
Children, b. at Haverhill: 1. Horace Eugenef* of Piermont, miller, 
lumber merchant, b. 20 Apr. 1867: living (1910); m. 5 Nov. 1889 
Ida May Robie. dau. of Lyman M. and Eunice A. (Cofran), b. at 
Corinth, Vt., 9 May 1868, living (1910). '2. Sarah LueUa, b. 8 June 
1872; d. 23 Mar. 1873. 

107. iv. Thomas, b. 31 May 1848. 

V. JunrrH A., b. 7 July 1852; livinc (1910); m. 4 July 1869 Jauss E. 
Foots, 8. of Samuel Emory andf Abigail (Swain), of Grford, farmer, 
b. at Warren 4 Sept. 1847, living (1910). Only child: 1. Harry B.,> 
of Grford, farmer, merchant, b. at Warren 27 Feb. 1873; uving 
(1910); m. at Piermont, 15 (Jet. 1892, Claribel Felch, only dau. d 
Henry H. and Kate A. (Bradish), b. at Cannon City, Colo., 15 0<^ 

1872, living (1910). 

vL Rebecca J., b. 22 Apr. 1854; d. 19 May 1903; m. at Wamn, 12 Jan. 

1873, Horatio K. Libbt, b. of Ezra B. and Eva (Sinclair), of Gras- 
mere, fanner, b. at Warren 24 Oct. 1851, living (1910). Children: 
1. Elizabeth A. » b. at Warren 9 Jan. 1877; d. 20 Mar. 1911: m. 
28 May 1898 William Porritt, s. of Francis and Mar^ (Wells), of 
Goffstown, merchant, b. at Rochdale, oo. Lancaster, £ng., 18 Deo. 
1876, living (1910). 2. Menta BeUe, b. at Orford 25Apr. 1887; 
living unm. (1910). 

A4. Enos A.^ Huckins (John,* James,* James,^ Robert* James,* 
Robert^), of Warren, 1839, shoemaker, bom at New Hampton 
7 July 1815, died 7 Nov. 1868. He married, 27 Jan. 1837 
(town records), Elizabeth C. Ingalls, daughter of Satchell 
C. and Hannah (Heath), who was bom at Deerfield 23 Aug. 
1811 and died at Plymouth 9 June 1886 {ib.). 



1914] Descendants of Robert Huckins 155 

Children, bom at Warren: 

i. Chables,* of Warren, farmer, b. 29 Apr. 1839; living «.p. (1910); m. 
(1) 9 Nov. 1860 Mabt B. Sabgent, dau. of Samuel and Manr Jane 
(Davis), b. 10 May 1842, d. 28 Nov. 1864; m. (2) Nov. 1867 Maria 
(Perkins) Philbbook, dau. of Israel and Mary (Bumham) and 
widow of Edwin, b. at Warren 20 July 1838. living (1910); m. (3) 
June 1870 Eva Jackson, dau. of BQram and Elisa, b. at Conoord, 
Me., Nov. 1842. d. 1 Apr. 1881. 

iL Enos, of Plymoutn, 1884, physician, member of the Legislature, M.D. 
(Philadelphia Medical (Joll., 1876), b. 10 Aug. 1845; d. «.£. 9 Apr. 
1903: m. (1) 15 Mar. 1868 Martha C. Mebbill, dau. of True and 
Sarah (Clough), b. at Warren 26 Sept. 1849, d. 16 Apr. 1894 (town 
records); m. (2) 7 May 1898 Viola V. Evans, dau. of Darius B. 
and Emma F. (Lee), b. at Holdemess 17 Apr. 1875, who m. (2) 
George Merrill (Stearns's Plymouth, voL 2, p. 359) and is living 
(1910) at Plymouth. 

iii. CoBA, b. 10 Sept. 1851; d. 19 May 1871; m. 19 Nov. 1869 (town 
records) Xdienez P. Wbight, s. of Joel A. and Martha B. (Bad- 
lett), of Piermont and of Pike, farmer, b. at Groton. Mass., 26 Dec. 
1850, living (1910). Only child: 1. Enos A.,* b. at Piermont 
12 Sept. 1870; d. 14 Mar. 1871. 

45» Calvin Smith^ Huckins (John,^ James,^ James^* Robert,* James,* 

. Robert^), of New Hampton, farmer, bom at New Hampton 

11 July 1822, died 9 July 1877. He married, 26 Apr. 1842, 

his cousin, Mabt Ann Plaisted (9, xii, 3), daughter of 

Samuel and Nanc3r* (Huckins), g.t;. 

Children, bom at New Hampton (family Bible in posses- 
sion, 1910, of Charles B.^ Huckms of New Hampton): 

i. Fraot H.,« b. 24 Aug. 1843; d. 28 Oct. 1843. 

108. ii. Edwin Mobrib. b. 4 Dec. 1849. 

109. iii. Simeon Dana, b. 1 Aug. 1853. 

iv. John Calvin, b. 11 Aus. 1850; d. unm. 2 June 1878. 

▼. Charles Bubnham, of New H!ampton, farmer, b. 2 Oct. 1859; livins 
8.p, (1910): m. 22 Oct. 1881 Maby £. Waters, dau. of Azro and 
Emeline (Converse), b. at Littleton 26 Jan. 1863, living (1910). 

46. Daniel G.^ Huckins (John,* James,* James,^ Robert,* James,* 

Robert^), of Boston, machinist, bom at New Hampton 23 July 
1825, died at Tewksbury, Mass., 2 Jan. 1894 (town records). 
He married first Euza Moffatt, said to have been of Phila- 
delphia; and secondly, at Framingham, Mass., 15 Dec. 1869 
(t5.;, Juliette R. Johnson, daughter of William P. and 
Susan E. (Hanson), who was bom at Framingham, Mass., 
6 Apr. 1848 {ib.) and died 7 Mar. 1886. 

Only child, by second wife: 
i. Fhank,* b. abt. 1873; said to be of Lowell, Mass. 

47, Nathan^ Huckins (Daniel,* James,* James,^ Robert,* James,* 

Roberfi), of New Hampton, printer, bom at New Hampton 
5 Apr. 1808 (town records), died 4 Aug. 1883. He married,. 
11 Nov. 1830 (ib.), Sophia S. Kelly, daughter of Wyzeman 
and Elizabeth E. (Hadley), who was bom at Rumney 29 
July 1807 and died 28 June 1867. 

Children (family Bible in possession, 1910, of Helen S.* 
(Huckins) Burch of Lowell, Mass.) : 

110. L William B.,* b. at New Hampton 12 June 1832. 



156 Descendants of Robert Huckins [April 

iL Helen S., b. at New Hampton 3 Feb. 1836; living (1910) : m. at 
Lowell, Maas^ 15 Nov. 1856, John Bubch, s. of Isaac and Hannah 
(Braley), of Lowell, Mass., mason, plumber, b. at Hartford, Vt., 
9 Mar. 1832, living (1910). Children, b. at Lowell, Mass.: 1. 
WiUiam AlonzOf^ of Detroit, Mich., dersyman, publisher, b. 28 Nov. 
1857; living (1910); m. 12 Dec. 1881 Mabel Swain, dau. of Darius 
and Ahnena (Little), b. at Warren 28 Feb. 1858, living (1910). 2. 
John FrankUn, of Lowell, Mass., janitor, b. 25 Mar. 1859; living 
(1910); m. 2 Feb. 1888 Alice Van Dyke, b. at Rochester, Vt., d. 
20 Mar. 1898. 3. Arthur Sylvantu, of Springfield, Mass., plumber, 
b. 24 Nov. 1861; living (1910); m. at LowelL Mass., 11 July 1887 
(town records), Martha B. Bainford, dau. of WilUam and Joyce, 
b. at OriveL P. O, 1860, living (1910). 

111. iiL Alonzo a., d. at West Rumne^ 3 Feb. 1838. 

iv. Melissa, b. at New Hampton 8 July 18^; living s.p. (1910); m. (1) 
29 Oct. 1864 Richard Shepard, s. of Richard andElizabeth (Shep- 
ard), of Holdemess. farmer, b. at Holdemess 31 July 1818, d. 1 May 
1869; m. (2) 19 July 1872 Samuel Shbpabd, brother of her de- 
ceased husband, of Ashland, farmer, b. at Holdemess 30 Sept. 1815. 
d. 25 Aug. 1884; m. (3) Feb. 1887 John H. Baker, s. of Brown and 
Phebe P. (Collins), of Dover, carpenter, b. at Garainer, Me., 1 Jan. 
1832, Uving (1910). 

48. David^ Huckins (Daniel* James,^ James,* Robert* James* 

Robert^), of Orange, Mass., and of Ashby, Mass., 1884, black- 
smith, bom at New Hampton 12 Feb. 1810 (town records), 
died 24 Oct. 1893. He married, Sept. 1831, Mblinda Dow, 
daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Dicy), who was bom at 
Gihnanton 15 Dec. 1808 and died 24 Jan. 1893. 

Children, the first one bom at Meredith, the next four at 
New Hampton, the others at Lowell, Mass. (family Bible in 
possession, 1910, of Susan C* (Huckins) Stanley of Fitch* 
burg, Mass.): 

112. i. Charuss Wkslbt,* b. 3 Mar. 1832. 

IL Amanda A., b. 7 Aug. 1835; d. «j. in New York City 3 May 1884; 

m. 18 Apr. 1868 DavH) M. Whitnet. s. of Richard and Janel 

(McCoy), of Aflhby, Maas., merchant, d. at Clarendon, Vt., 1811, 

d. 26 May 1880. 
lii. George, b. 11 Apr. 1837; d. 29 May 1838. 
iv. Edwin J. D., of Fitchburg, Maas., blacksmith, soldier in the Civil 

War, b. 29 May 1839; Inring <.p. (1910); m. (1) at Lowell. Maas.« 

3 Apr. 1867, Belinda Ricksr, dau. of Jacob and Hannan, b. al 

Moultonborou^ 4 Oct. 1834, d. at Athol, Mass., 19 Mar. 1869; m. 

(2) at Aver, Mass.^ 15 Jan. 1870, Mabtha LoxnaB Taylor, dau. 

of David and Lotusa (Coolidge), b. at Fitchburg, Mass., 31 July 

1832, living (1910). 
▼• Henrt L., <n Worcester, Mass., machinist, soldier in the Civil War, 

b. 13 8epi. 1841; d. <.p. 25 Mar. 1903; m. at Lowell, Mass., 15 Oct. 

1866, Maria C. Adams, dau. of Enodi and Elisabeth, b. in Maine 

1839, d. at Lowell, Mass. 
vi Eliza Jans, b. 19 Feb. 1847; d. at Lowell, Mass., 21 Feb. 1848. 
viL Susan C, b. 26 Jan. 1850; living 8j>. (1910) at Fitchburg, Mass.; m. 

at Lowell, Mass., 6 Apr. 1865, Iiianklin M. Stanley, only child 

of (George M. and Ida C, b. at Rome, N. Y., 25 Feb. 1833, d. 11 

June 1900. 

49. Jonathan Dollofp^ Huckins (Daniel,* James,* James,* Robert* 

James,* Robert), of Nefw Hampton, farmer, bom at New 
Hampton 24 Nov. 1812 (town records), died 6 Dec. 1887 (ib.). 
He married first, 26 Nov. 1836 (tb.), Dobotht Dow, daughter 



1914] Dedcendants of Robert Huckitu 157 

of Jonathan and Mary (Dicy), who was bom at Gflmanton 
and died 8. p.; secondly (intention recorded 5 Dec. 1841) his 
cousin, Abigail (Smith) Dollopp (9, vi, 4), daughter of John 
and Esther* (Huckins), who was bom at New Hampton 
1812 and died 16 July 1851 ; and thirdly (intention recorded 
23 Jan. 1853) Elizabeth (Clark) Colfass, widow, who was 
bom at Meredith 1815 and died 18 Dec. 1887 (town record^). 
Children by second wife, bom at New Hampton: 

i. Susan Marta,* d. aged 18. 

iL RuFUB, of New Hampton, farmer, b. 1845; d. 9.p. at Laoonia 18 May 
1910; m. 24 Dec. 1878 (town reoorck) Mahala J. (Mabston) 
Connor, dau. of Haven and Tiyphena (Ray) and widow of George, 
b. at Meredith 30 Aug. 1827, d. 1 Jan. 1909 (i&.). 

m. EuzABBTH MsDORA. b. 12 Aug. 1846; d. «.p.^ at Sanbomton 30 Mar. 
1902 (town reooros); m. at New Hampton. 12 Nov. 1866, Hbnrt 
H. MouLTON, 8. of Aaron M. and Sarah (Eastman), of Franklin 
and of Exeter, fanner, soldier in the Civil War (14th N. H. Vol.), 
b. at Loudon 25 July 1843, living (1910). 

iv. SnjLB CuBTiCB, of New Hampton, artisan, b. 8 Nov. 1848; d. unm. 
23 Nov. 1912. 

50. Calvin^ Huckinb (Danid,* JameSy^ James* Robert,* James,^ 
Robert}), of Holdemess, 1860, stonemason, farmer, bom at 
New Hampton 5 Nov. 1816 (town records), died 28 Feb. 1897 
(t&.). He married (intention recorded 9 Jan. 1844) Wsltht 
Bbown, daughter of Benjamin and Susan (Putney), who was 
bom at Warren 5 June 1821 and died 28 Oct. 1891 (*.). 

Children, bom at New Hampton (family Bible in possession, 
1910, of Arab* Huckins, son of George W.,* of Holdemess) : 

L Mabt A.,> b. 1844; d. 16 Feb. 1848. 
113. iL George W., b. 27 Mar. 1845. 

iu. Mark D., b. 19 July 1852; d. in infancy. 

iv. Vesta Ann, b. 25 May 1857; living (1910) at Kesar Falla, Me.; m. 
at Holdemess, 13 Mar. 1875, Ashubt Weeks, b. of John and 
Almira (Cox), of Porter, Me., farmer, b. at Holdemess 28 Feb. 
1853, living (1910). Children, b. at Holdemess: 1. Adelaide Nina,* 
b. 13 Oct. 1875; living (1910) ;m. 19 June 1894 Prank W. McEwan, 
s. of Joseph and Margaret (Hough), of Dover, expressman, b. at 
Massena, N. Y., 3 Sept. 1872, living (1910). 2. Sophia AdeU, b. 
9 Dec. 1880; living «.p. (1910); m. 30 Oct. 1907 David D. AUen, s. 
of James and Louisa (Dobson), of Dover, gardener, b. at Bayfield, 
N. By 22 Mar. 1848, Uvin^ (1910). 

▼. Mart S., b. 21 Sept. 1860; hving «.p. (1910) at Dover; m. at Dover, 
29 Nov. 1877 (town records), Joseph Holt, s. of Asa and Olive 
(Rowe), of Dover, raihroad employee, b. at Dover 4 Jan. |836, d. 
19 Feb. 1913. 

vL William M., b. 28 Apr. 1869; d. in infancy. 

61. Daniel B.^ Huckins (Daniel,* James,^ James,* Robert,* James,* 
Robert^), of Holyoke, Mass., and of Evansville, Wis., mason, 
bom at New Hampton 8 Aug. 1826, died at Evansville, Wis., 
6 May 1878. He married first, at Springfield, Mass., 16 Mar. 

•She adopted as her daughter Alice M. Collins, daughter of BepJMMn and AHoe 
(Crpee) (Cross's Northfield. vol. 2. p. 63). who was bom at NorthfieW 12 Apr. 1871 
sad wss married at Franklin, 2 Feb. 1891, to Fred E. Burieigh. son of Dsinel B. and 
Huldah L. (WUbur). of East Andover. farmep. born at Fremont 10 Sept. 18S5. lijnng 
(1913). Mn. Burieigh was living at Haverhill, Mass., in 1913. Nine children, of whom 
OM Is deceased. 



J 



158 Descendants of Rcbert Huckina [April 

1855 (town records), Susan E. Cook, daughter of Reuben 
and Pauline (McLaughlin), who was bom at Plattsburgh, 
N. Y., 1832 and died 6 Sept. 1863; secondly, in Vermont, a 
wife whose name has not been foilnd; and thirdly, at Evans- 
ville. Wis., Ltdia E. McMillan, daughter of John and Laura 
A. (Doty), who was bom probably at Adrian, Mich., 21 Oct. 
1844 and died 16 Sept. 1875. 
Children by first wife, bom at Evansville, Wis.: 
i. LuBLLA P.,» b. 17 Feb. 1857; d. at Evansville, Wis., 6 May 1874. 
iL AsioAn., b. 5 Julv 1861; d. 22 May 1003; m. 24 May 1882 Jambs C. 
Everett, b. of Henry C. and Maria (Collins), of Lansing, Mich., 
merchant, b. at Lansing, Mich., 19 Dec. 1851, Uving (1910). Child- 
ren, b. at Lansing, Mich.: 1. Henry ArthttTf^ m Toledo, Ohio, 
machinist, b. 23 July 1884; living (1910); m. 4 Sept. 1906 Mabel 
Whitney, adopted dau. of William and Edna (Moss), b. at St. 
Thomas, P. Q., 29 Sept. 1889, living (1910). 2. Gladys Jtdia, b. 
4 July 1886; livinjg «.p. (1910); m. 25 July 1907 Robert Hoff, s. of 
Charles and Harriet (Holmes), of Detroit, Mich., machinist, b. at 
Anderson, Mich., 1 Jan. 1886, living (1910). 3. Clara Narena, b. 
22 Sept. 1889; d. «.p. 12 Aug. 1911; m. 28 Nov. 1906 Robert Barr, 
8. of James and Ann (Warder), of Lansing, Mich., wheelwright, b. 
at Chatham, Mich., 12 Jan. 1872, living (1910). 4. Marie CoUins, 
b. 16 Dec. 1893: m. 19 June 1913 Leon Rogers, s. of Orl and 
Ellen (Wiltse), of Lansing, Mich., machinist, b. at Allen, Mich., 27 
May 1890. 5. Lionel R,, b. 15 Apr. 1899; d. 23 Aug. 1901. 

Only child by third wife, bom at Evansville, Wis.: 
iiL Abthur J., of Miles City, Mont., printer, b. 31 May 1866: living 
(1910) ; m. 9 June 1893 Emma A. Pbtebs, dau. of Anson ana Emily, 
living (1910). 

62. Joseph D.^ Huckins {Daniel^* Jamea,^ Jamesf^ Robert,* James^ 
Robert^), of Bay City, Mich., 1854, and of Beaver Lake, 
Mich., lumber dealer, bom at New Hampton 4 Aug. 1828, 
was living in 1910. He married, 18 Mar. 1855, Cobdeua 
PiEBCB, daughter of Nathan and Mary (Beales), who was 
bom at Watertown, N. Y., 26 Feb. 1836 and died 12 Mar. 
1900. 
Children, bom at Bay City, Mich.: 
114. i. Bbrt,* b. 12 Dec. 1859. 

IL Nelub M., b. 10 Nov. 1864; d. 1 Mar. 1897; m. 15 May 1889 
WiLUAM L. Peck, b. of William H. and Mary (Edson). of East 
Jordan, Mich., railroad employee, b. at Alden, N. Y., 24 Oct. 1864, 
living (1910). ChUdren, b. at Bay City, Mich.: 1. Ralph,* of Bay 
City, MIcIl, railroad employee, b. 12 Julv 1890; living unm. 
(1910). 2. Ward, of Ann Arbor, Mich., student, b. 24 Aug. 1891; 



living unm. (1910). 3. Helena b. 1 July 1893; living unm. (1910). 
iiL Feed P., of Appleton, Wis., insurance agent, b. 22 May 1870; livins 
<j>. (1910); m. 31 Aug. 1893 Maroabbt Schlattereb, dau. m 
Christian G, and Elizabeth (Keinath), b. at East Saginaw, Mich., 
18 Jan. 1870, Uving (1910). 

63. Dana D.^ Huckins (Daniel,^ James,^ JameSy* Robert* James,* 
Robert^), of Lowell, Mass., and of Bay City, Mich., 1862, 
carpenter, bom at New Hampton 22 May 1830, died 1 May 
1865. He married, 1 May 1865, Vesta A. Pottkb, daughter 
of David and Ada (Witherell) (History of Litchfield, Me., 
p. 267), who was bom at Litchfield, Me., 23 May 1829 and 



1914] Descendants of Robert Huckins 159 

died at Fremont 21 June 1908. She married secondly Benja- 
min F. Bisbee, thirdly Charles C. Frost, and fourthly John P. 
Clifton. 
Only child, bom at Lowell, Mass.: 
116. L Albert D.,> b. 23 Mar. 1859. 

54. Benjamin Smith^ Huckins (James,^ Jamesl^ JameSj^ Robert,^ 
James i^ Robert^) ^ of New Hampton, farmer, bom at New 
Hampton 20 Nov. 1813, died 17 Feb. 1874. He married, 
3 Sept. 1833 (town records), Elizabeth G. Smith, daughter 
of Josiah and Hannah (Oilman), who was bom at New Hamp- 
ton 24 Aug. 1811 and died 10 June 1886 (*.). 

Children, bom at New Hampton (family Bible in possession, 
1910, of Abigail® (Huckins) Lowd of Ashland) : 

116. i. James E.,> b. 30 Dec. 1834. 

ii. Mart Jane, b. 30 Nov. 1836; d. unm. 20 Aug. 1853. 

iii. Abigail, b. 24 Aug. 1841; living «.p. (1910) at Plymouth; m. 1 Nov. 
1883 Edward B. Lowd, s. of Joseph and Mary (Willoughby), of 
Holdemees, farmer, b. at Plymouth 10 May 1831, d. 28 Sept. 1909. 

iv. Louisa, b. 20 Sept. 1843; d. unm. 21 June 1868. 

117. V. John Smith, b. 23 Nov. 1846. 

118. vi. Ransum Dunn, b. 15 July 1848. 

vii. Henrt C, of Holdemess, artisan, b. 8 Sept. 1850; d. unm. 5 June 

1899. 
yiii. RoDNET M., of Holdemess, artisan, b. 17 Feb. 1853; d. unm. 30 Apr. 

1879. 

56. Mabtin Luther^ Huckins (Jame«,* James,^ James,^ Robert,^ 
James,^ Robert^), of Plymouth, 1862, and of Holdemess, 1881, 
farmer, bom at New Hampton 22 Dec. 1820, died 28 July 
1908. He married first, 19 Oct. 1843 (town records), Sarah 
H. Dow, daughter of Peter and Mary Ann* (Prescott) (Pres- 
cott Memorial, p. 347), who was bom at New Hampton 
19 Oct. 1824 and died 11 Feb. 1876; secondly, Nov. 1876, 
Mart Mudgett, daughter of Jesse and Ruth (Carr), who 
was bom at Holdemess and died in 1881; and thirdly, 24 
Oct. 1883 (town records), Jane H. (Tosset) Cadwell, 
widow, daughter of Moses and Rachel, who was bom at 
Haverhill in 1834. 

Children by first wife, bom at Plymouth (Stearns's Ply- 
mouth, vol. 2, p. 360) : 
L AuRBUA,' b. 15 Nov. 1846; d. 27 Apr. 1863; m. 26 Oct. 1862 Fbank 

Trite Russell Callet, s. of Nathaniel S. and Louisa L. (Cox), 

of Holdemess, farmer, b. at Holdemess 26 Nov. 1842, d. 20 Apr. 

1863. Only child, b. at Holdemess: 1. Frank True RuaseU,* b. 

20 Apr. 1863; d. imm. 11 June 1884. 
ii. Fred Feter, of Reading, Mass^ plimiber, b. 3 Oct. 1864: d. «.p. 

28 Jan. 1901; m. 1 Jan. 1887 Ella B. Hilbman, dau. of Bcniamm 

F. and Frances E. (Foster), b. at Canterb\iry 12 Dec. 1867, who m. 

(2) 14 Oct. 1902 Richard H. Nichols and is living (1910) at Reading, 

Mass. 

56. CAiiBB A.' RvcKJO^f^mea,^ James* James,^ Robert* James* 
£o&er^)^^^^y^^^Hlackg^^, bom at New Hampton 
11 MMI^^^^^^^^bi^^^k. He married Lucbbtia T. 




160 Descendanis of Robert Htiekins [April 

Wabd, daughter of John and Sarah (Toung), who was bom 
at New Hampton 3 May 1823 and died 3 Mar. 1905. 

Children,^ bom at Ashland: 
L MjlBT Joskfhinb,* b. 5 Dec. 1845; d. unm. 7 Oct. 1903. 

119. n. Vklos, b. 30 June 1856. 

57. Ltman^ Hxtckins (Charles,^ James,^ JameSj^ Robert* James,^ 

RoberP), of Centre ELarbor and of Holdemess, 1841, farmer, 
manufacturer, bom at Centre ELarbor 11 June 1816, died 
14 Mar. 1891 (town records). He married in Boston, Mass., 
A Aug. 1839, Grace Elizabeth CiTMiaNGd, daughter of Col. 
Jonathan and Ann S. (Brown) (Cummings Genealogy, p. 
190), who was bom at New Hampton 3 May 1820 and died 
7 Mar. 1888 (town records). 

Children, all except the first one bom at Holdemess (family 
Bible in possession, 1910, of Ann E.' (Huckins) Perkins of 
Bristol): 

L Akn E.* b. at New Hampton 13 Aug. 1840: living (1910); m. 12 
July 1862 David Pebkins, b. of David B. and Mehitable (Chandler), 
of Hebron and of Bristol, 1889. carpenter, b. at Hebron 21 Sept. 
1840, living (1910). Only child, b. at Hebron: 1. Norman Ftok,* 
of Wakefidi Maas., carpenter, b. 7 Oct. 1871; living (1910); m. 
3 Oct. 1894 Jane M. Waldron, dau. of George A. and ^nmarette E. 
(Knowlton) and adopted by David M. and Mary J. (Hastings) 
Chase, b. at Grafton 11 Dec. 1868, Uving (1910). 

ii. Mart H., b. 22 June 1842; d. 23 Nov. 1842. 

120. iii. Franx J., b. 18 July 1843. 

IT. Alba W., b. 19 June 1848; d. 6 Sept. 1867. 

121. T. Fbed Brown, b. 25 Sept. 1850. 

58. Wabbbn^ Huckins (Charles,^ James,* James,* Robert* James,^ 

Robert^), of Laconia, mason, bom at Centre Harbor 21 Oct. 
1818, died 14 July 1885 (town records). He married, 7 Sept. 
1844, LucRETiA Ann* Moulton, daughter of Christopher^ 
and Anna (Sanborn) (Runnells's Sanbomton, vol. 2, p. 529), 
who was bom at Sanbomton 11 Sept. 1824 and died at Con- 
cord 21 Mar. 1897. 
Children: 

L Viola Leah * b. at Holderness 30 Dec. 1846; d. at Elisabeth, N. J.. 
3 Aug. 1871; m. 9 Jan. 1866 Albbrt H. Alexandeb, b. of Daniel 
and Siisan (Seaver), of Meredith, railroad employee, soldier in the 
Civil War, b. at Brookline 4 Mar. 1847, d. at Newark, N. J., 
5 Dec. 1873. Only child, b. at Lakeport: 1. Fred LoveU* of Jamaica 
Plain, MasB., ^lice officer, b. 2 Feb. 1868; adopted by his great- 
great-uncle, Nehemiah Pulsifer of Gilmanton, whose family name 
he took; Uving (1910); m. 10 Dec. 1890 his third cousin, Mary Ida 
Norris. dau. of George Henry and Martha Ann (Mudgett) and 
grandoaughter of Benjamin Mudgett (9, ii, 7), b. at Lakeport 
17 Aug. 1866, living (1910). 

122. iL Chaslkb Clinton, b. at Holdemess 16 Apr. 1848. 

123. iii. Andrew Alvino, d. at Centre Harbor 28 Aug. 1853. 

59. Horace^ Huckins (Charles,* James,* James,* Robert,* James* 

Robert), of Centre Harbor, farmer, bom at Centre Harbor 

* H« bad alao an adopted son, Ned O. Huckins of Plymouth, clerk, who was bora 
27 July 1874 and married, 2 Feb. 1897. Eva Carr. daughter of Oilman and Cora (HunU 
reM), DOTD at Holderoeas 17 May 1877. Three children* of whom two were livixkg 
in 1910. 



1914] DescendanU of Rcbert HucHna 161 

31 May 1820, died 12 May 1895 (town records). He married, 
11 Sept. 1846 (t6.), his cousin, Martha G. Plaisted (9, xii, 4), 
daughter of Samuel and Nancy* (Huckins), who was bom at 
New Hampton 28 Aug. 1825 and died 12 Feb. 1904. 

Children, bom at Centre Harbor: 
L JiTLiA,* b. 13 Aug. 1849; d 29 Oct. 1888: m. 4 Julv 1869 Jambs O. 
Clabk, 8. of Charles and Harriet A. (Smith), of Centre Harbor, 
Ashland, New Hampton, 1875, and again of Ashland, stonemason, 
b. at Holdemess 16 July 1847, living (1910). Chilchren: 1. Alice 
J&.,» b. at Centre Harbor 12 May 1872; hving (1910); m. 10 Auk. 
1895 George HiUiard, s. of Omn and Elizabeth Jane (Hawkins), 
of Centre Harbor and of Ashland, stonemason, b. at (I)entre Harbor 
12 Jan. 1873. living (1910). 2. Eva B., b. at Ashland 6 Apr. 1875; 
living 8.p, (1910) ; m. 20 Dec. 1896 Frank G. Estes, s. of William H. 
and Mary E. (Atkins), of Sandwich and of Ashland, plumber, b. 
at Sandwich 22 Dec. 1872. living (1910). 
ii. Albert M., of CJentre Harbor and of Ashland, farmer, drover, b. 
11 July 1851; living «.p. (1913); m. (1) 1 Feb. 1874 Ella M. 
Bawter, dau. of Silas and Charity (Scott), b. at Greensborough, 
Vt., 13 Dec. 1851. d. 13 Aug. 1881; m. (2) 31 Jan. 1885 his second 
cousin. Mart E.' Huckins (39, i), dau. of Stephen Pitman' and 
Rachel Jane (Hanaford), b. at New Hampton 7 July 1857, d. 11 
June 1888; m. (3) at Newton, Mass., 1 F^. 1890, Ltdia Ann 
Brierlet, dau. of James H. and Hannah (Holt), b. at North 
Andover, Mass., 15 Oct. 1853, d. 18 Dec. 1899; m. (4) 22 Oct. 1904 
Ida M. (Tuttle) Lyon, dau. of Addison D. and Caroline (Hoyt) 
and widow of George H., b. at Salisbury 8 May 1856, d. at Franklin 
7 Sept. 1912; m. (5) 30 Apr. 1913 Alice (Ball) Spooner, dau. of 
Herbert .A. and Sophia J. (Clifford) and widow of Edwara R., b. 
at Landaff 1882. 

60. TnfOTHT P. Smith' Huckins (Charles* James,* JameSj* Robert* 
James,^ Robert^), of New Hampton, farmer, bom at Centre 
Harbor 3 Mar. 1826, died 1 .Oct. 1897 (town records). He 
married, 30 Nov. 1849, his cousin, Susan M. Plaisted 
(9, xii, 6), daughter of Samuel and Nancy* (Huckins), who 
was bom at New Hampton 11 Feb. 1831 and died 7 Aug. 1903. 
Children, bom at New Hampton: 

124. i. Alvah P.,« b. 19 Jan. 1853. 

ii. Elmira, b. 17 May 1856; d. s.p, 26 Jan. 1876; m. 30 Mar. 1874 

HiMEs Jones, s. of Alonzo and Vienna (Clement), of Holderaees, 

farmer, b. at Holdemess 16 Oct. ^853, d. 12 June 1906. 
126. iii. RoDNBY H., b. 7 Apr. 1868. 
126. iv. WiLLiB E., b. 30 Nov. 1860. 

▼. EsTELLA L., b. 30 May 1862; living (1910): m. at Lake Village, 

3 Dec. 1882, Hsnrt Abner* Buzzbll. s. of Henry H.^ and Mary A. 

(Dodge), oi Dorchester, Mass., and Atlantic, Mass., brass worker, 

b. at Gilford 30 May 1862, living (1910). Children, all except the 

third and the seventh b. at Lakeport: 1. Clara,^ b. 14 Apr. 1884; 

d. 13 June 1913; m. 13 Oct. 1902, as his second wife, Wilbur R. 

Cole, 8. of Richard R. and Frances L. (Ward), of West Chelmsford, 

Mass., telegrapher, b. at Stark 18 Oct. 1879, Uving (1910). 2. 

Martha Ray, b. 14 Apr. 1886; living unm. (1910). 3. Signa A,, 

b. at South Newmarket 27 Oct. 1888; living unm. (1910). 4. 

Percy A,, b. 13 Mar. 1892; living unm. (1910). 5. Beatrice, b. 

2 Sept. 1894; living unm. (1910). 6. Margaret E., b. 5 Aug. 1899; 

living (1910). 7. Thdma L., b. at Dorchester, Mass., 14 May 1906; 

living (1910). 
vL Martha A., b. 18 Mar. 1866; living (1910); m. 11 May 1886 John 

FnrDBLD, 8. of Freeman and Roxanna (Johnson), of lAconia, dray« 



162 Friends^ Records at VaasaJboroughf Me. [April 

man, b. at Boulton, P. Q., 22 Aug. 1859, d. 25 Aug. 1912. Ghildren : 
1. Ethd Roxanna,* b. at New Hampton 25 Dec. 1887; m. 13 Sept. 
1910 James Dorsey, s. of Joseph and Hannah (Spellioy), of Laoonia, 
carpenter, b. at Rome, N. Y:, 4 Sept. 1872. 2. Charles Henry, of 
Laconia, mechanic, b. at Ashland 13 July 1890; living (1910); m. 
30 Jan. 1909 Alfreda B. Chates, dau. of Charles and Alice (Carr), 
b. at UnderhiU, Vt., 29 Aug. 1869. livinff (1910). 3. Ralph F., b. 
at New Hampton 11 May 1897; hving (1910). 4. Hortense J?., b. 
at Laconia 9 Dec. 1905; living (1910). 
127. vii. Victor, b. 17 May 1870. 

[To be oontinued] 



RECORDS OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS 
, AT VASSALBOROUGH, ME. 

Communicated by Hon. Hbnbt Sbwall Wbbstbr, A.M., of Gardiner. Me. 

A Society of Friends, which still exists, was organized in Vassal- 
borough, Me., in 1780. The History of Kennebec County, chapter 
xii, contains many interesting details of its early history. A house of 
worship was built in 1785-86, and the records of marriages com- 
mence soon after. As was customary, each certificate was recorded 
in full. The first certificate is here given at length in order to show 
the usual form; but of the later ones abstracts only are given, and 
the names of the witnesses have been omitted. Certificates were 
recorded, not as they were issued, but as they were presented to the 
clerk for that purpose; hence, as will be observed, they do not always 
appear in the order of their dates. 

Friends Records of Marriage Certificateb 
Began the IZ^ of the 9*** Mo 1787. 

Zaccheus Bowerman of Fairfield son of Benjamin Bowerman of Fdmouth 
in the County of Barnstable and State of Massachusetts Bay and Elizabeth 
his Wife (she bemg deceasrd) and Permelia Jones Daughter of Paul Jones 
of Fairfield in the County of Lincoln and Alice his Wife (She being deceasrd) 
having declared their Intentions of Taking Each Other in Marriage, before 
Several Monthly Meetings of the People Called Quakers in the County of 
Lincoln Aforesaid according to the good Order used among them; their 
Proseedings after due Enquiry and Deliberate Consideration thereof were 
allowed by the Said Meetings, they appearing Clear of all Others and having 
consent of Parents Concern :d. 

Now these are to Certify all Whom it may Concers, that for the full 
accomplishing of their Said Intentions^JJiis Twenty thu*d Day of the Eighth 
Month in the Year of Our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty' 
seven, they the Said Zaccheus Bowerman and Permelia Jones appeared at a 
public assembly of the aforesaid People and others, in their Meeting Place in 
Fairfield and he the said Zaccheus Bowerman, Taking the Said Permelia 
Jones by the hand, did openly declare as foUoweth: Frie[n]ds I take this my 
Friend Permelia Jones, to be my wife. Promising Through Divine assistance 
to be unto her a Loving and Faithfull Husband, Untill it Shall Please the 
Lord by Death to Seperate us. And the said Permelia Jones, did then and 
there in Like manner Declare as followeth: Friends I Take this my Friend 



1914] Friends' Records at VassaJborough, Me. 163 

Zaocheus Bowerman to be my Husband Promismg Through Divine assist- 
ance to be unto him a Loving and faithfull Wife, unlill it Shall Please the 
Lord to Sepeiate Us. Or words of the Like Import. 

And the Said Zaccheus Bowerman and Permelia Jones, as a further Con- 
firmation thereof have hereunto Set their hands. She after the Custom of 
Marriage, AHWiming the Name of her Husband. 

Zaccheus Bowerman 
Permelia Bowerman 
And we whose Names are hereimto Subscribed, being Present with Others 
at the Consummation of their Said Mamage as Witnesses thereunto Set our 
bands the Day and year above written. 

John Taber ^ Jonathan Taber 

Remington Hobby Joseph Bowerman 

Joseph Howland Hannah Allen 

John Shepherd Anne Bowerman 

Barnabas Hoxie Rest Bowerman 

Frances Allen Daniel Shepherd 

Barnabas Allen Ebenezer AUen 

Daniel Keen Amey Bowerman 

Abel Hoxie Elizabeth Taber 

Paul Jones Reliance Baxter 

Elizebeth Bowerman Dorithy Hoxie 

Elihu Bowerman Hope Paybedy 

Harper Bowerman Elizebath Shepherd 

Benjamin Bowerman Rebecca Allen 

Apollos Jones Content Hoxie 

Jonathan Dow of Vassalborough, son of Moses Dow of Berwick, County 
of York,* and Hannah his wife, and Huldah Beede, daughter of Jonathim 
Beede of Poplin, County of Rockingham and State of Newhampshire, and 
Anne his wife, deceased, in Vassalborough, 21, 5 mo., 1788. 

Apollos Jones of Fairfield, son of Paid Jones of Fairfield, County of Lin- 
coln,* and Alice his wife, deceased, and Hope Peabody, daughter of Daniel 
Peabody of Dartmouth, County of Bristol, and Rose his wife, deceased, in 
FaMeld, 31, 7 mo., 1788. 

John Howland of Vassalborough, son of William Howland of Pembroke, 
County of Plymouth,* and Dorothy his wife, and Sarah Taber, dau^ter of 
Jacob Taber of Vassalborough, County of Lincoln, and Lydia his wife, 
deceased, in Vassalborough, 24, 9 mo., 1788. 

Paletiah Hussey of Vassalborough. son of Ebenezer Hussey of Berwick, 
County of York,* and Miriam his wile, and Lydia Taber, dau^ter of Jacob 
Tabor of Vassalborough, County of Lincoln, and Lydia his mle, deceased, 
in Vassalborough, 24. 9 mo., 1788. 

Barnabas Taber oi Vassalborough, son of Jacob Taber of Vassalborough, 
County of Lincoln,* and Lydia his wife, deceased, and Lydia Hussey, daughter 
of Danid Hussey of Sommersworth, County of Stratford and State of New- 
hampshire, deceased, and Bethiah his wife, in Vassalborough, 2, 2 mo., 1791. 
Peleg Delano of Vassalborou^, son of Peleg Delano of Vassalborough, 
Coimty of Lincoln,* and Sarah his wife, and Ruby Hoxie, daughter of Heze- 
kiah Hoxie of Vassisdhorough aforesaid and Elizabeth his wife, in Vassalboro, 
7, 7 mo., 1791. 

Nathan Breed of Vassalborough, son of Benjamin Breed of L3mn, County 

of Essex,* and Ruth his wife, and Anna Blanchard, daughter of Edward 

Blanchard of Varaalborough, County of Lincoln, deceased, and Rachel his 

wife, in Vassalborough, 23, 5 mo., 1792. 

Bartholomew Taber of Vassalborough, son of Jacob Taber of Vassal- 

* Followed l^ the words: "and State of Mmaaaohaaetta Bay.*! 
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164 Friends* Records at Vassdlbor(mghy Me. [April 

borough, County of Lincoln,* and Lydia his wife, deceased, and Elisabeth 
Chase, daughter of Stephen Chase of a Place called five and Twenty mile 
pond, County of Lincoln and State aforesaid, yeoman, and Hannah his wife, 
m Vassalborough, 27, 3 mo., 1793. 

John Burton of Fairfield^son of Nathan Burton of a place called Handcook, 
County of Lincoln,* and Hannah his wife, and Peace Bowerman, daughter 
of David Bowerman of Vassalborough, County of Lincoln aforesaid, and 
Hannah his wife, deceased, 27. 8 mo., 1794. 

Ephraim ClarK of Joneses plantation, son of Jonathan Clark of the above 
said place. County of Lincoln,* deceased, and Miriam his wife, dec^^ed, 
and Olive Braley, daughter of David Braley of Vassalborough, County of 
Lincoln aforesaid, and Anne his wife, in Vassalborough, 23, 9 mo., 1795. 

Silas Taber of Vassalborough, son of Jacob Taber of Vassalborough, 
County of Lincoln,* and Lydia his wife, deceased, and Patience Hussey, 
daughter of Daniel Hussey of Sommersworth, County of Stratiord and State 
of Newhampshire, deceased, and Bethiah his wife, in Vassalborough, 21, 
10 mo., 1795. 

Isaac Hussey of Vassalborough, son of Batcheldor Hussey of Berwick, 
County of York,* deceased, and Sarah his wife, and Hannah Baxter, daughter 
of Jolm Baxter of Vassalborough, County of Lincoln and State aforesaid, 
and Reliance his wife, in Vassalboro, 25, 11 mo., 1795. 

Francis Allen of Fairfield, son of Ebenezer Allen of Fairfield, County of 
Lincoln,* and Mary his wife, and Rest Bowerman, daughter of Benjamin 
Bowerman of Falmouth, County of Barnstable, deceased, and Elisabeth his 
wife, in Fairfield, 25, 2 mo., 1796. 

Moses Starkey of Vassalborough, son of Thomas Starkey of Attleborough, 
County of Bristol,* and Rebecca his wife, and Eunice Taber, daughter of 
John Taber of Vassalborough, County of Lincoln, and Elisabeth his wife, in 
Vassalborough, 27, 4 mo., 1796. 

Edward Waine of Vassalborough, son of Benjamin Waine of Boston, 
County of Suffolk,* and Nancy his wife, and Anne Robinson, daughter of 
Levy Robinson of Vassalborough, County of Lincoln and State aforesaid, 
and Anne his wife, in Vassalborough, 22, 6 mo^ 1796. 

Abel Hoxie of Fairfield, son of Hezeldah Hoxie of Sidney, County of 
Lincoln,* and Elisabeth his wife, and Anne Bowerman, daughter of Benjamin 
Bowerman of Falmouth, County of Barnstable, deceased, and Elisabeth fais 
wife, in Fairfield, 23, 6 mo., 1796. 

John Dow of Va£Balborough, son of Moses Dow of Berwick, County of 
York^* and Hannah his wife, and Zilpah Lincoln, daughter of Isaac Lincoln 
of Bristol, County of Lincoln and State aforesaid, and Lucy his wife, deceased, 
in Bristol^, 2 mo., 1797. 

Gibbs Tllton of Vassalborough, son of John Tilton of Vassalborough, 
County of Lincoln,* and Jane his wife, and Huldah Chase, daughter of Ste- 
phen Chase of a place called Twenty mile Pond, County aforesaid, and Han- 
nah his wife, in Vassalborough, 26, 4 mo., 1797. 

Isaiah Gifford, son of William Gifford of Chilmark, County of Dukes and 
State of Rhode Island [sic], and Amey his wife, and Hannah Hussey, daughter 
of Daniel Hussey of Somersworth, County of Stratford and State of New- 
hampshire, deceased, and Bethiah his wife, in Vassalborough, 31, 5 mo., 1797. 

Peter Hussey of Vassalborough, son of Batcheldor Hussey of Bcurwick, 
County of York,* deceased, and Sarah his wife, and Lucy Lincoln, dauditer 
of Isaac Lincoln of Bristol, County of Lincdn and State aforesaid, and Lucy 
his wife, deceased, in Vassalboro, 22, 11 mo.. 1797. 

Paul Tabor of Vassalborou^, son of Jacob Tabor of Vassalborough,* and 
Lydia his wife, deceased, and Phebe Howland, daughter of William Howland 

* Followed by the words: "and State of MaaHUshuMtts Bay.'! 



1914] Friends' Records ai Vassalboraugh, Me. 165 

of Pembroke, County of Pljnoiouth and State aforesaid, and Dorothy his 
^e. in Vaasalborous^; 23, 5 mo., 1798. 

Moaes Wadsworth of Winthrop, Cotmty of lincohi,* son of John Wads- 
worth of Stoughton, County of Norfolk, and Jerusha lus wife, decease^ and 
Hannah Stevens, daughter of Ephraim Stevens of Winthrop aforesaid and 
Sibbd his wife, in Winthrop, 27, 6 mo., 1798. 

Bcoijamin Gardener of Bowdoinham, son of Benjamin Gardener of Bow- 
doinham, County of Lincohi,t deceased, and Ruth his wife, and Phebe 
Burton^ daughter of Nathan Burton of Clinton, County of Lincoln and State 
aforesaid, and Hannah his wife, in Vassalborough, 21, 11 mo., 1798. 

Samuel Tobey of Vassalborou^^, son of Samuel Tobey of Fairfield, County 
of Kennebeck,t ^nd Mary his wife, and Caroline Martin, daughter of John 
Martin of Bristol, County of Lincoln and State afyresaia, and Susanna his 
wife, in Bristol, 26, 2 mo., 1800. 

James Hussey of Vassalborough, son of Batchelor Hussey of Berwick, 
CcHinty of York,t deceased, and Sarah his wife, and Bethiah Chase, daughter 
of Stephen Chase of a place Called twenty five mile Pond, County of Kenne- 
becdc and State i^oresaid, and Hannah his wife, in Vassalborough, 23, 7 mo., 
1800. 

Faletiah Vamey of Vassalborough, son of Tobias Vamey of Rochester, 
Coimty of. Stratford and State of New Hampshire, and Eunice his wife, 
and Sarah Hobby, daughter of Remington Hobby of Vassalborough afore- 
said, County of Kennebeck,t and Anstnis his wife, in Vassalborough, 21, 
10 mo., 1801. 

Isaac Cole of Vassalborough, son of Abel Cole of Waldoborough, County 
of Iincoln,t and Sarah his wife, and Anne Howland, daughter of William 
Howland of Vassalborough, County of Kennebeck and State aforesaid, and 
Dorothy his wife, in VassEdborough, 23, 6 mo., 1802. 

Samuel Stuart of Belgrade, County of Kennebeck, son of Joseph Stuart 
of Scarborough, County of Cumberlaiid,* and Abigail his wife, and Miriam 
Greely, dau^ter of Joseph Greely of Belgrade, County of Kennebeck and 
State afores&id, and Susanna his wife, in Belgrade, 23, 6 mo., 1802. 

Nymphas Tobey of Vassalborough, son of Samuel Tobey of Fairfield. 
County ol Kennebeck,* and Mary his wife, and Ann Gardner, daughter ot 
Christopher Gardner of Vassalborough, County aforesaid, and Anne his wife, 
in Vassalborough, 24, 6 mo., 1802. 

Elihu Bowerman of Fairfield, Coimty of Kennebeck.* son of Benjamin 
Bowerman of FaJmouth, County ci Barnstable, deceased, and Elizabeth his 
wife, and Sarah Vamey, dau^ter Silas Vamey of Canaan, County and 
State aforesaid, and Anna his wife, in Fairfield. 22, 7 mo., 1802. 

Samuel Pope of Vassalborough^ son of Elijah Pope of JVindham, County 
of Cumberland,! and Phebe his wife, and Mary Wing, daughter of Benjamin 
Wmg ol Sidney, County of Kennebeck and State fBoresaid, and Mary his 
wife, in Sidney, 28, 10 mo., 1802. 

Gideon Hobby of Vassalborough, son of Remmgton Hobby of Vassal- 
b(H-ough, County of Kennebeck, t and Anstrus his wife, and Sally Shattuck, 
daughter of Summer Shattuck of Portland, County of Cumberland and State 
aforesaid, and Esther his wife, in Vassalborough, 4, 5 mo., 1803. 

Butler Weeks of Sidney^ son of Benjamin Weeks of Sidney, Coimty of 
Kennebeck,* and Phear his wife, and Esther Torrey, dau^ter of James 
Torrey of Falmouth, County of Cumberland and State aforesaid, and Esther 
his wife, deceased, in Vassalborough, 26, 10 mo., 1803. 

Abijidi Newhall of Vassalborough, County of Kennebeck,* son of Abijah 
Newhall of L3rnn, County of Essex and State aforesaid, and Abigail his wife, 

* FoUowed by the words: "mnd State of MasBaohaBettB." 

t FoUowed ^ the words: "and State of Massaohusetts Bay.'! 



166 Friends' Records at Vassdlboraugh, Me. [April 

deceased, and Lucy Hobby, daughter of Remington Hobby of Vassalborough, 
County of Eennebeck and State aforesaid, and Anstrus his wife, in Vassal* 
borough, 26, 9 mo., 1804. 

Eb^ezar Pope of Vassalborough, son of Elijah Pope of Windham, Ck>unty 
of Cumberland,* and Phebe his wife, and Sarah Chase, daughter of Steph^ 
Chase of Vassalborough, County cd Kennebeck and State aforesaid, and 
Hannah his wife, in Vassalborough, 21, 11 mo., 1804. 

Nathaniel Hawks of Vassalborough, son of Nathaniel Hawks of Windham, 
County of Cumberland,* and Mercy his wife, and Hannah Buffum, dau^ter 
of John Buffum of Berwick, County of York and State aforesaid, and Han* 
nah his wife, deceased, in Vassalborou^, 27, 3 mo.. 1805. 

Timothy Robinson of Harlem, son of Willmm Robinson of Dover, County 
of Stratford and State oi Newhampshire, deceased, and Anne his wife, and 
Elisabeth Taber, daughter of Bartholomew Taber of Vassalboro, County of 
Kennebeck,* and Olive his wife, deceased, in Vassalborough, 22, 1 mo., 1806. 

David Robinson of Vassalborough, son of Samuel Robinson of Vassal* 
borough, County of Kennebeck,* and Lydia his wife, and Sarah Baxter, 
daughter of John Baxter of Town, County, and State aforesaid, and Rdiance 
bis wife, in Vassalborough, 26, 9 mo., 1805. 

Isaac Whitaker of Vassalborough, son of James Whitaker of Dearing, 
County of Hillsborough and State of Newhampshire, and Susanna his wife, 
and Betsy Morten^ daughter of Bnant Morten of Jadcson, County of Hand- 
cock,* and Love his wife, in Vassalborou^, 25, 6 mo., 1806/ 

Abel Jones of Harlem, son of Caleb Jones of Brunswick, County of Cum- 
berland,* and Peace his wife, and Susanna Gipson, daughter of Jedediah 
Gipson of Harlem, Coimty of Kennebeck and State aforesaid, and Margret 
bis wife, in Harlem, 25, 6 mo., 1806. 

John Pope of Windham^ son of Elijah Pope of \^^dham. County of Cum- 
berland,* and Phebe his wife, and Lydia Taber. daughter of Jacob Taber, Jr., 
of Vassalborough, County of Kennebeck, ana Sarah his wife, deceased, in 
Vassalborough, 22, 10 mo., 1806. 

John Gipson of Harlem, son of Jedediah Gipson of Harlem, County of 
Kennebeck,* and Margret his wife, and Lydia Runnels, daughter of Benja* 
min Runnds of Harlem aforesaid and Rebecca his wife, in Vassalborough 
23, 10 mo., 1806. 

Tobias Vamey of Winslow. son of Tobias Vamey of Rochester, County of 
Stratford and State of Newhampshire, and Eunice his wife, and Mai^ret 
Hobby, daughter of John Buffum of Berwick, County of York,* and Hannah 
his wife, deceased, in Vassalborough, 26, 12 mo., 1806. 

Nathan Winslow of Falmouth, son of Nathan Winslow of Falmouth, 
County of Cumberland,* and Chiuity his wife, both deceased^ and Mary 
Vinal, daughter of Ralph Chapman of Dresden. County of Lincoln and State 
aforesaid, and Prudence his wife, both dec^asea, in Vaasalborough, 14, 1 mo., 
1807. 

Robert Hanson of a place called Lincoln, County of Hancock,* son of 
Moees Hanson of Farmington, County of Strafford and State of Newhamp- 
shii^, and Mary his wife, and Elizabeth Hanson of Vassalborough, daughter 
of Caleb ELanson of Harlem, County of Kennebec,* and Judith ms wtte, in 
Vassalboro, 26, 3 mo.. 1807. 

Qvin Worth, son ot Benjamin Worth of Vassalboro, County of K^mebeo,* 
and Riebe his wife, and Lydia Gardner, dMighter of Jethro Gardner of Town, 
County, and State aforesaid, and Love his wife, in Vassalboro, 24, 11 mo., 
1808. 

Calvin Stewart of Scarboroufi^ son of Joseph Stewart of Scarborou^, 

* FoUowed by the wordf : "aod SUte of MmaaaohuMtU.'! 



1914] Friends' Records ai Vassalboraugh, Me. 167 

County of Cumberland,* deceased^ and Abigsul his wife, and Marf Gardner 
of Harlem, daughter of Benjamm Gardner of Bowdoinham, County of 
Lincoln and State aforesaid, deceased, and Ruth his wife, in Vassalboro, 
23, 11 mo., 1809. 

Benjamin Worth. Jr., of Vassalborough. son of Benjamin Worth of Vassal- 
boro, County of Aennebeck * and Phebe his wife, and Abi^il Gardner, 
daughter of Jethro Gardner of Town, County, and State aforesaid, and Love 
his wife, in Vassalboro, 23, 11 mo., 1809. 

Samud Pason of Hope, County of Lincoln.* son of Ephraim Pason and 
Judith his wife, both deceased, and Anna Braley of Harlem, County of 
Kennebec,* daughter of Hattil Killey and Hannah his wife, both deceased, 
in Haiiem, 27, 12 mo., 1809. [This record is followed by a duplicate record, 
in which two of the names appear as Anna Brayley and Hattel Kelley.] 

Stephen Hussey of Vassalborou^, son of Stephen Hussey of Berwick, 
Coimty of York,* and Eunice his mie, both deceased, and Phebe Purinton, 
daughter of David Purinton of Windham, County of Cumb^lajid and State 
aforesaid, and Ruth his wife, in Vassalboro, 21, 3 mo., 1810. 

Robert Winslow of Vassalboro. County of Kennebec,* son of "William 
Winslow of Falmouth, County of Cumberlimd and State aforesaid, and Phebe 
his wife, and Eunice Hussey, daughter of Stephen Hussey of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* and Rebecca his wife, deceased, in Vassalboro, 6, 
11 mo., 1811. 

Ephraim Vamey of Harlem, County of Kennebec,* son of Richard Vamey 
deceased, and Elizabeth his wife, of Harlem aforesaid, and Rhoda Hussey, 
daughter of Stephen Hussey of Harlem aforesaid and Judith his wife, in 
Harlem, 10, 7 mo., 1811. 

Stephen Jenkins of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec^* son of Jabez Jen- 
kins of the aforesaid town and County and Elizabeth his wife, and Hannah 
Hobby, dauriiter of Remington Hobby of Vassalboro and County and State 
aforesaid and Anstrus his wife, in Vassalboro, 24, 9 mo., 1812. 

Ichabod Irish of Union, County of Lincoln,* son of John Irish of Little 
Compton. County of Bristol [sic] and State of Rhode Island, and Thankfull 
his fnfe, both deceased, and Deborah Concklin, daughter of Zudock Barrow 
of Plymouth, County of Plymouth,* and Jemima his wife, deceased, in 
Vassalboro, 23, 11 mo., 1811. 

John Shepherd of Fairfield, County of Somerset, son of John Shepherd of 
Dartmouth, County of Bristol * and Abigail his wife, both deceased, and 
Sarah Coombs, daughter of William Rich^ds of Bristol and Ruth his wife, 
in Vassalboro, 1, 12 mo., 1813. 

Joseph Stuart of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec,* son of Joseph Stuart 
of Scarborough. Coimty of Cumberland and State aforesaid, dec^used, and 
Abigail his wife, and Susan Chadwick, daughter of James Chadwick of 
Hanem, Coimty of Kennebec and State aforesaid, and Rhoda his wife, in 
Vassalboro, 25, 11 mo., 1813. 

Stephen Taber of Vassalboro, son of Bartholomew Taber of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* and Elisabeth his wife, and Mary Miller, daughter 
of Thomas Miller of Limington, [County of York] and State aforesaid, and 
Elisabeth his wife, in Vassalboro, 23, 3 mo., 1815. 

William Pry of Harlem^ son of Joshua Fry of Vassalborough, County of 
Kennebeck,* and Mary his wife, and Eunice Ramsdell, daughter of George 
Ramsdell c^ Dresden, County of Lincoln and State aforesaid, and Eunice 
his ^e, at George Ramsdell's house in Dresden, 3, 11 mo., 1815. 

Stephen Jones of Harlem^ son of Stephen Jones of Brunswick, County of 
Cumberland,* and Eunice his wife, and Rachel Worth, daughter of Benjamin 
Worth of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec and State aforesaid, and Phebe 
his wife, in Vassalborough, 29, 2 mo., 1816. 

• FoUowed by the words: "and SUie of MaMaohusetto.". 



168 Friends* Records at Vtxssalbaraugh, Me. [April 

Josiah Braley of Harlem, son of David Brale^ of Haiiem, County of 
Kennebecky* deceased, and Anna his wife, and Abigail Hanson, daughter of 
Caleb Hanson of Harlem aforesaid and Judith his wife, in Vassalborough, 
26, 2 mo., 1812. 

Harper Bowerman of Fcdrfield, County of Somerset,^ scm €t Benjamin 
Bowerman of Falmouth, County of Barnstable,* deceased, and Elisabeth his 

wife, and Mary Hammon, dau^^ter of , in Vassalboro, — , — mo., 

1816. 

James Bean of Hari^ County of Kennebec,* son of William Bean of 
Waterborough, Countv of York and State aforesaid, and Abigail his wife, 
and Hannah Hawks, daughter of John Bufifum of Berwick, County of Yotk 
and State aforesaid, and Hannah his wife, both deceased, in Vassalboro, 
22, 8 mo., 1816. 

Jacob Taber of Vassalboroudi, son of Jacob Taber of VassalbOTOU^, 
County of Kennebeck,* and Lydia his wife, both deceased, and Betsv Jack- 
son, daughter of Robert Jackson of Unity, County of Hancock and State 
aforesaid, deceased, and Olive his wife, in Vassalborough, 24, 7 mo., 1816. 

Amos Newhall ojf Union, son of Jonathan Newhall of Union, County of 
Lincobi,* and Hannah his wife, and Elisabeth Conklin, daughter of Samud 
Conklin of Camden, County of Lincoln and State aforesaid, deceased, and 
Deborah his wife, in Vassalboro, 5, 2 mo.. 1817. 

Elvin Worth, son of Benjamin Worth of Vassalborough. County of Kenne- 
bec,* and Phebe his wife, and Hannah Morril of Va^alborough, daughter 
of John A. Knights of Windham, County of Cumberland and State aforesaid, 
and Kesiah his wife, in Vassalborough, 27, 3 mo., 1817. 

John Hobby^ son of Remington Hobby of Winslow. County of Kennd)ee,* 
and Anstrus his wife, and Phebe Cook, daughter of John Cook of Vassal- 
borough, County of Kennebec and State aforesaid, and Sarah his wife, in 
Vassalborough, 28, 8 mo.. 1817. 

Paul Taber of Vassalborough^ son of Jacob Taber of Vassalborough, 
County of Kennebec,* and Lydia his wife, both deceased, and Elisabeth 
Souther, daughter of Nathanid Souther of Exeter, County of Rockingham 
and State of Newhampehure, deceased, and Esther his wife, in Vassalboro, 
24, 9 mo., 1817. 

Nathan Mower of Vassalboro, County of Kennebeck, son of John Mower 
of L3mn, County of Essex * and Hannah his wife, both deceased, and Lydia 
Dow of Vassalboro, daugnter of James Neal of B^rmck, County of York 
and State aforesaid, and Lydia his wife, deceased, in Vassalboro, 27, 11 mo., 
1817. 

Kobert Winslow of Vassalboro. son of William Winslow of Falmouth. 
County of Cumberlimd,* and Pheoe his wife, and Sarah Taber, dau^ter m 
Barnabas Taber of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, and Lydia his wife, 
in Vassalboro, 3. 12 mo., 1817. 

Reuben Bracket of Vassalboro, son of Reuben Bracket of Limington, 
County of York and Commonweedth of Massachusetts, and Jane his wife, 
and EHiza Starkey. daughter of Moses Starkey of Vassalboro, County of 
Kennebeck,* and Eunice his wife, deceased, in Vassalboro, 26, 11 mo., 1817. 

Abner Jepson, son of Jedediah Jepson of China, County of Kennebec,* 
and Margaret his wife, and Comfort Fry. dau^ter of Silas Fry of Sandwich, 
State of New Hampshire, deceased, ana Maiy his wife, in Vassalboroui^, 
26, 2 mo., 1818. 

Daniel Tabor of Vassalboro, son of Barnabas Tabor of Vassalboro. County 
of Kennebeck,* and Lydia his wife, and Rebeccah Nichols, dau^^ter ot Stephoi 
NichoLs of Vassalborough, County of Kennebec, and Lydia his wife, in Vassal- 
boro, 25, 6 mo., 1818. 

* Followed hytlM words: "sod SUte of BlmtMohusetU.*! 



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Caleb Nichols of Vassalborough^ son of Samuel Niohob of South Berwick, 
County of York^* and Dorcas his wife, and Eunice Hobby, daughter of 
Remington Hobby of Vassalborough, County of Kennebec, deceased, and 
Marsaret his wife, in Vassalboro, 2, 6 mo., 1819. 

Eoznund Cates of Vassalboro, son of Ebenezar Cates of Gorham, County 
of Cumberland,* and Anna his wife, and Anna Bunker, daughter of Charles 
Bunker of Nantucket, County of Nantucket and State aforesaid, deceased, 
and Mary his wife, in Vassalboro, 23, 9 mo., 1819. 

George Parker of Vassalboro, son of Barnabas Parker of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* and Hannah his wife, and Deliverance Jenkins, 
daughter of Jabez Jenkins of Vassalboro, County and State aforesaid, and 
Elisabeth his wife, deceased, in Vassalboro, 28, 10 mo., 1819. 

Jabez Jenkins, Jr., of Vassalboro, son of Jabez Jenldns of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* and Elizabeth his wife, deceased, and Mary Nichols, 
daughter of John Nichols of Winslow and County aforesaid and Abigail his 
wife, in Vassalboro, 28, 10 mo., 1819. 

Isaac Hanson of Vassalboro, son of Isaac Hanson of Berwick, Coun^ of 
York,* and Mary his wife, and Abigail Fairbrother, daughter of Isaac Fair- 
brother of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec and State aforesaid, and Margaret 
his ^e, in Vassalboro, 24, 11 mo., 1819. 

Comehus Douglas, Jr.. of Durham, son of Cornelius Douglass of Durham, 
County of Cumberland,* and Lydia his wife, and Lydia Nichols, daughter 
of John Nichols of Winslow, County of Kennebec and State aforesaid, and 
Abigail his wife, in Vassalboro, 27, 1 mo., 1820. 

Joseph Taber of Vassalboro, son of Barnabas Taber of Vassalboro, County 
of Kennebec.t tod Lydia his wife, and Eunice Nichols^ daughter of Stephen 
Nichols of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, and Lydia his wife, in Vassal- 
boro, 26, 10 mo., 1820. 

Moses Jenkins of Vassalboro^ son of Jabez Jenkins of Vassalboro, County 
ol Kennebec,t and Elizabeth his wife, deceased, and Sarah Fry, dau^ter of 
Joshua Pry of Vassalboro, County aforesaid, and Mary his wife, in Vassal- 
boro, 26. 6 mo., 1822. 

Daniel Smiley of Vassalboro. son of David Smiley of Sidney, County of 
Kennebec,t and Fanny his wife, deceased, and Phebe Howland, dau^ter 
of Joseph Howland of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec,! and Sarah his wife, 
deceased, in Vassalboro. 28, 8 mo., 1822. * 

Ehsha Clark of Harlem, son of Edmund Clark of Harlem, County of 
Kennebec,* and Rachel his wife, and Eliza Ann Worth, daughter of Henry 
Wortii €^ Vassalboro and Percy} his wife, in Vassalboro, 27, 1 mo., 1820. 

(To be oontmued] 



RECORDS OF THE GREENFIELD HILL CHURCH, 
FAIRFIELD, CONN. 

FbOM ▲ OOFT IN TRB PO8SB80IOM OV THB CONNBCnOUT SoonTT OV COLOHXAL DaIOS 

Commumoated by Mias Mabt Kingsbubt Taloott of Hartford, Conn. 

The Greenfield Hill Society in Fairfield, Conn., was established in 
Oct. 1725 as the Northwest Society in Fairfield, being set off from 
the origvial church in Fairfield which dates from 1639. The Green- 

* FoOowed by the worda: "and SUte of MaaaaohuBetta.'! 
t Followed by the worda: "and State of Maine.'! 
i Perna Worth aigna aa a witnoaa. 



170 Oreenfield HiU Church Records [April 

field Hill Church was organized 18 May 1726, when the first minis* 
ter, Rev. John Goodsell, was ordained. The name Northwest Society 
was changed to Greenfield in Oct. 1727, and the word Hill seems to 
have been added to the name by usage merely. Rev. John Goodsell 
was graduated at Yale CoU^e in 1724. One of his successors in the 
ministry at Greenfield Hill was Rev. Timothy Dwight, D. D., after- 
wards president of Yale CoU^e, who lived at Greenfield from 1783 
to 1795 and while there wroto a poem, entitled '' Greenfield Hill," in 
which he praised the beauty of the surrounding coimtry. 

[Volume I] 

Gbjbenfield's Chubch Recobds 

In five Parts 

Containing from the Date of Their Being Embodyed In a Church — 

I The Date of Persons Being Admitted To full Commimion and 

Number of Communicants — 
n The Date and Names of Persons That Have Renewed Covenant 
III The Time of Births, Baptisms 
nil The Date of Marriages. 

V of ages & Deaths 

VI their Church meetings and Doings. 

Carefully Collected By me John Goodsell Pastor of said Chiu*ch, An: Do: 
1741. And Contmued by me Seth Pomeroy from the Time of my 
Ordination which was December 8 AD. 1757 Continued by me W M 
Tennent from the time of my ordination which was June 17*** 1772 
Continued partially by D' Dwight who was ordained 1783, Con- 
tinued by me, Horace Holley, from the time of my ordination, which 
w[a8 inj September 13*»> 1806 

Look to Volume 2°^ 

Continued by me, William Belden from the time of my ordination which 
was October 1»» AD. 1812 

See Vol: II. 
The Names and Nmnbers of the Brethren of the Chiu*ch, and Heads of 
Families in Greenfield at the time when the Parish of North Fairfield were 
set off November 1762. 
ReW Jn® Goodsell 

I>«->-!MrfDS^. jSeth Pomeroy Paator 

Joseph Banks David Banks 

Benj* Banks Jun' Elisha Alvord 

Jn® Bradley J°o Jennings 

W^ Williams Nehemiah Banks 

Benj* Sherwood Joseph Hill 

Gershom Banks David Bradley 

Dan> Sherwood Sam* Bradley Jun' 

Joseph Bradley Jabez Wakeman 

Gershom Bulkley Joseph Frost 

Francis Bradley Joseph Jennings 

Samuel Whitney Gershom Hubbd 

Samuel Thorp Tho'« Goodsell 

Jno Banks Joseph Middlebrook 

Samuel Perrv Ohver Whitlock 
Samuel Bradley 



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Part I 
Contaming the Date of Persons Being Admitted To full Ck>mmunion, 
and the Number of the Conmmnicants. To which I shall Prefix The Coun- 
cils Doings at my Ordination, and The Church Covenant — 
33Chh 



Cap* Eben' Banks 
Ens. Stephen Thorp 
Hezekiah Bradley 
Benj* Smith 
Joseph Smith 
Archibald Blair 
Nathan Beers 
Jonathan Dimon 
James Burr 
Dan^Murwin 
Jn<>Murwin 
Peter Bradley 
Lockwood Gorham 
Eben>' Bradley 
Elnathan Bradley 
Dani Bulkley 
Jeremiah Os^ey 
Ephraim Wheeler moy'<l 
SUasHuU 
Wo Jerusha Hull 
JnP Bradley 
Tho's Wheeler 
George Wakeman 
Dani Stiu*ge8 
W^ Miriam Gorham 
Dan Hull moVd 
Dani Sherwood Jun' 
Cornelius Hull 
Jn^HuU 
Jedediah Hull 
Isaac 03r8terbank^ 
David Osbum 
Dani Bradley 
Albert Sherwood 
Jonath Middlebrook 
W^ Abigail Davis 
Jn9 Stratton 
Dan> Sherwood 2* 
David Ogdon 
Ichab<* Burr 
Martha Harvey 
Joseph Rowland 
David Thorp 
P^ter Blackman 
Jno C^on 
Sam^ Ogdon 
George Burr 
Gershom Thorp 
Dan' Banks 
Jacob Grey 

• Thif name haa been c r owed out. 



Jno Drew moVd 
Joseph Sherwood 
Dan> Smith 
Joseph Lyon 
Reuel Thorp 

89 
Eliphalet Thorp removed 
Jonath. Robinson 
Reuben Bradley 
Francis Bradley Jun** 
Increase Burr 
3n9 Wakeman Jun' 
Seth Bradley 
Enos Bradley 
Wd Whitlock 
Nath* Down 
W<* Ehzabeth Down 
Seth Down removed 
Chauncey Down 
David Price 
Jn9 Wakeman 
Reuben Williams 
Gershom Wakeman 
Jno Hubbel 
Thaddeus Jennings 
Joseph Middlebrook Jun' 
Eben' Mills* 
Wd Dorothy Williams 
Amos Williams 
Ezra Williams 
David Williams 
Joseph Burr 
Chiesimus Gold 
Nathan Gold 
Moses BiuT 
Aaron Gold 
David Gold 
Tim^Burr 
W«" Wjdkeman 
Eben'Burr 
Moses Wakeman 
Peter Bulkley 
Tho's Staples 
Thaddeus Staples 
Tho's Murwin 
L* Jb9 Jennings* 
Joseph Jennings* 
Nehemiah Bank^ 
Daniel Sherwood* 



125 



172 Oreenfidd HiU Church Records [April 

Parti 

The dates of y admiwrnon at Neighbour'g Ghurohes are Number 
John Goodsell Recommended from the Church of Christ at Stratford 1 

June 2: 1695 Cornelius Hull 2 

obediah Gilburd 3 

1712 John Hide 4 

e. 1. 1712 George Hull 5 

Feb. 6. 1725/6 Jehu Burr 6 

Decern 10: 1721 Stephen Burr 7 

Dec: 23 1722 Ebenezer Hull 8 

feb. 6. 1725/6 Peter Burr 9 

Mar: 21. 1724/5 Daniel Bradly 10 

These are Recommended from the first Church In Fairfield 

Theophilus HuU 11 

Recommended f°^ the Church at Greensfarms June 19 the following Per- 
sons were recommended 1726 by some of the Neighbouring Churches, and 
Added to this Chiu*ch by the Consent of the Brethren. 

Widdow Rebeccah Rise 12 

1695 Sarah wife to Cornelius Hull 13 

20. 1696 Elizabeth wife of M^- Dan" Burr 14 

Hannah Wife of Dan" Burr Jun^- 15 

28. 1724 Abigail Wife of obediah GUburd 16 

29. 1715/6 Deborah wife of Joseph Wheeler 17 

1726 Sarah Wife of John Bartram Jun' 18 

Martha Wife of George Hull 19 

Sarah Wife of Jehu Burr 20 

21 : 1712 Anne Wife of John Green 21 

Deo. 10. 1721 Elizabeth Wife of Stephen Burr 22 
21. 1724/5 Esther Wife of Dan«i Bradley 23 

Abigail Wife of Peter B[urr] 24 

Part I 

July 19: 1724 Eunice Wife of onesimus Gold ' 25 

Sarah Wife of Theophilus Hull 26 

Now Beg^ the Names of those that have Been admitted to full Com- 
munion once my Settlement In the ministry in this Place. 

Ci^tain Thomas Hill 27 

Mary Hill his Wife 28 

Jun 26 Joseph Rowland 29 

1726 ware Mary GoodseU my Wife 30 

admitted Elizabeth the Wife of Nath^ HuU 31 

Hannah Wife of Joseph osbum 32 

Mary Wife of Benj>n Darling 33 

Elizabeth Gilburd 34 

Mary Gilburd 35 

Joseph Banks 36 

July 10 Mary Wife to Joseph Banks 37 

1726 

Admitted Abigiul wife to Joseph Rowland 38 

Sarah Malory 39 

Eleoner Hull 40 

Elizabeth Thorp 41 

July 24 Benjamin Banks 42 

1726 Ruth Wife of Benjm Banks 43 

Admitted Fbtbe Higgins 44 



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Serj^ John Smith 45 

Admitted Martha Wife to Serj* Smith 46 

Aug^ 8 John Lyon 47 

1726 and his Wife 48 

Benj™ Lyon 49 

and his Wife 50 

James Lyon 51 

Rachel wife of John Hide 52 

David Williams 53 

Dorothy Wife of David Williams 54 

Elizebeth Wife to Ensign Sam" Wakemaa 55 

The Wife of John Smith mill 56 

The Wife of Sam" Whitlock 57 

Admitted M' Stephen Mimson 58 

Jan: 1 : 1726/7 Hannah wife of L* Moses Dimon 59 

Admitted John Gilburd and 60 

feb: 5. 1726/7 Jemimah Wife to John Gilburd 61 

Admitted Sen* Sam" Lyon 62 

feb 26 and his Wife 63 

1726/7 Benjm GUburd 64 

Elizebeth Wife of BeDJ» Gilburd 65 

Samuel Lyon Jun' 66 

and his Wife 67 

John Meeker 68 

and his Wife 69 

Widdow Sarah Smith Baptised and Admitted 70 

Admitted to fun Communion Part 1 Number 

Dec. 17: 1727 Martha Wife of Daniel Sherwood 71 

May 21 : 1728. the Wife of Joseph ogden 72 

Aug^ 11 Sam" Davis 73 

1728 Hannah Wife to Sam" Davis 74 

Aug* 24 William Malory 75 

1728 Hannah Wife to William Malory 76 

Dec: 24 Jacob Grey 77 

1728 and his wife 78 

Dec: 31 Jo6€a>h Darling 79 

1728 Rachel wife of Joseph Darling 80 
Mar: 9 David meeker 81 
1728/9 Mary wife of David Meeker Recommended from 

the first Church in this Town 82 

Aug** 1. 1729, M' Dan" Burr 83 

Sepr 18 Daniel Lyon 84 

1729 and his wife 85 
Oct' 5. 1729. Mathew Faden Negro Slave to Cap* Dimon 86 
feb 22 John Thorp 87 
1729/30 Mary wife of John Thorp 88 

Sam" Jennings Jun' 89 
Jemimah Wife of John Ohnstead Reo<nnmended 

from the first Church In this Town 90 

Sep. 1 Benjamin Banks Jun' 91 

1730 Mary wife of Benj» Banks Jun' 92 
Jun: 1730 Benjamin Sherwood Sen' 93 
Ocf 10: 1731 Ma^ Williams Admitted 94 
May: 7 Joseph Wheeler 95 
1732 



174 Oreenfield HiU Church Records [April 

May 7. Nathan Hubbd 96 

1732 and his Wife 97 

May 19 William Nautropp 98 

(17132 and his Wife 99 

John Bradley Jun' 100 

Sarah Wife to John Bradley 101 

Mary wife of John Ogdon 102 

Jun 24 David Hill 103 

1732 and his Wife 104 

1733 The Wife of Sajxfi Jenning Jun' from Church 105 
William Williams once belonging to the Church of 

England in Stratford 106 

1734 John Green Admitted 107 
1734 John Nicols of Greensf arms, by the Consent of the 

Rev<i M' Chapman 108 

1734 Benjamin Sherwood Jun' 109 

Eleoner Wife of Benj°» Sherwood Jun' 110 

1734 David Down 111 
Elizebeth wife of David Down Both Recom- 
mended from M' Robert Church, 112 

Mar. 2 L« Sam" Wakeman 113 

1734/5 M' Moses Burr 114 

April 7 M' G^^om Banks 115 

1735 

Aug«* 3 M' Aaron Burr 116 

1735 

Aug 17 Abraham Blackman and 117 

1735 his wife Recommended from y« Rev^ M' Gold 118 
Oct' 18 The wife of Daniel Buckley 119 

1735 Rachel Johnson • 120 
Jan7 16. 1735/6. Rachel wife of Robert Lord Jun' 121 

Admitted to fun Communion IrBTt I Number 

April 18 Sarah Wife of Cornelius Hull Jun' 122 

1736 Sarah Wife of Benjamin Smith 123 
Oct' 3. 1736 Ithamar Gregory 124 

the Wife of Ithiunar Gregory 125 

John French by a Recomendation from the Rev<^ 

M' CoUens 126 

The wife of Mr. John French 127 
feb28 

1736/7 Sarah Lyon 128 

Aug^ 7. 1737. Margaret Wife of Sam"* Thorp 129 

Nov. 7. 1737 Daniel Sherwood 130 

Deo: 1737 Joseph Banks, Jun' 131 

Johaima Wife to Joseph Banks Jun' 132 

Jan 15. Abigail wife to Joseph HiU 133 

1737/8 Hannah wife to Joseph Burr ' 134 

Sarah Wife of Thomas Banks 135 

136 

1737 Joseph Bradley Jun' and his wife 137 
Aug^ 21. 1738 Gershom Buckley Jun' 138 

Sarah Wife of Gershom Buckley 139 

Aug* 21. 1738 Daniel Burr Jun' 140 

and his wife 141 

Jan: 24. 1739 Gershom Bradley 142 

Elisabeth Wife to Gershom Bradley 143 



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July: 27. 1739 
Nov. 26 1739 
Dec: 1739 
Jan 1739/40 
feb: 1739/40 

Mar. 16. 1740 

April. 19 
1740 

May 4 1740 
Junl740 

Augrt 16. 1741. 
Sep' 6. 1741. 
Oct. 2. 1741. 

1741/2. 
JaAX 



feb 
1741/2 



April 26 

1742 

June 9 

1742 

Sepf 1. 

1742 

Nov: 14 

1742 

May 1. 1743 

Admitted to full 
May 16. 1743. 



May 13. 1744 

1743 

June. 3. 1744. 

1742 



1744 

Sept' 1744 
1744/6 
Feb: 24 
April 6 
1746 



Lydia wife to Benj°» Allen 

Mary Wife to Gershom Banks 

Mary the Wife Fransis Bradley 

Franisis Bradley 

Moees Gilburd 

Thaddeus Gilburd 

Abigail Wife of James Lyon 

The wife of Jonathan Middlebrook Jun' 

David Whitlock 

Ruth wife to David Whitlock Covenant*^ Baptized 

and Admitted 
Susannah Wife of John Winton 
Joseph Davis 

Elizabeth wife of Joseph Davis 
Sarah Gilburd 
John Rowland 
Sarah wife of Lemuel Price 
Mary wife of Sam^ Smith 
Deborah wife of Thaddeus Gilburd 
The wife of Gershom Whitehead 
Samuel Whitney from Stratfdld 
The wife of Samuel Whitney 
Ether HuU 
Abigail Bradley 
Samuel Thorp Jun' and 
Hannah his wife 
John Banks and 
Elizabeth his wife 
Sarah wife of James Grey 
Mary wife of Daniel Murren 

Abigail Gilburd Admitted 



Admitted 



Thomas Picke and 
Johanna Nautropp 

Mary wife to Dan" Sturgis Admitted 

Communion x art 1 

Mary wife to William Williams 
Jane Wife to Gershom Bradley 
Damaris Wife to Peter Bradley 
WifetoSamM Price 
Second Wife to M' John French 
Mary second wife to Dan** Bradley 
James Davis, and 
H5innft.h his wife 
John Fanton and 
Mary his Wife from Greensf arms 
The Wife of Sam° Murren from Fairfeild old Parish 
John Cabel from Greensfarms 
Mill John Smith Admitted 

Catherine Wif e of John Wakeman Admitted 
|^^^*j Bradley Admitted 



144 
146 
146 
147 
148 
149 
160 
161 
162 

163 
164 
166 
166 
167 
168 
169 
160 
161 
162 
163 
164 
166 
166 
167 
168 
169 
170 
171 
172 

173 

174 
176 
176 
177 

178 



Number 
179 
180 
181 
182 
183 
184 
186 
186 
187 
188 
189 
190 
191 

192 
193 
194 



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[April 



June 3. 1745 Martha Wife to Miller F. Bradley Admitt<> 

July 28 Jabez & ) Wheeler Admitted by a recommendation 

1745 Charily j from y Church of Christ at Stratfeild 

March 1747 P^ge Negro recommended by M' Moses Dickenson 

May 3 1747 Mary Wife of Joseph Bradley jun' from M' Hobarts Ch 

Aug^ 21. 1749 Elisha Alvord By a Certificate fa M' Chaunoy 
Deo. 1749 Sarah Bradley was Admitted 

1749^ ^*^^j Jennings were admitted 

May 6. 1750 Cap^ Moses Dimon was Admitted 

July 1. 1750 Stephen Hull Admitted 

Sep'301750 Sarah third wife to Cap« Dan" Bradley from 

Greensfarms 
July 3 Sarah WTif e of John Cable ) ^ ,* ;xx^ 

1751 Widow Eunice Lyon J Aomitted 

1754 Susan wife to Tho* Bedient 

Mindwell Wife to David osbum 
The Names of those admitted to full Comunion after the Ordination 
of Seth Pomeroy 

David Bradley & ^ 
Jan' 22 Damaris his Wife 

1758 Samuel Bradley Jun' 

& Sarah his Wif e 

Feb' 26 — Deborah Wife to L^ Gershom Bradley was admitted 

April 16. M» Mary Alvord Wife to M' Elisha Alvord reo-) 

omended from Bev^ M' Dickinson of Norwalk? 
was admitted ) 

Admitted to Full-Comunion. 
April 16. 1758. M' Jabes Wakeman ft Ruth his Wife were ad- 
mitted 
Naomi Wife to David Thorp i 
Mary Wif e to John Drew J ^ 



were admitted 



> were admitted 



Joseph Frost and his Wife 
January 21 Joseph Jennings Jun' renewed Cov^ i 
1759 and was admitted to Comunion { 



Widow Whitney from Stratfield 
Wido Abigail Davis received to full Comunion ^ 
WifetoJno Gilbert from Danbury began to oom- ) 
unicate with us > 

Sarai Pomeroy my Wif e covenanted & admitted 
Gershom Hubbel was admitted 
( Tho» Goodsell ) ^^^ ^a^u^^ 
JMiriam his Wife j ^^ *^**^ 
Sarah Wife to Gershom Hubbel covenanted ft ad- 
mitted 
1 Novemb' 1761 Joseph Middlebrook covenanted ft admitted 
7 February 1762 Oliver Whitlock ft his Wife were admitted 
26 September Mary wife of Dan^ Bradley | were 

Sarah \^e of Joseph Middlebrook Jun' j admitted 
7^ November Lucretia Crane was admitted 
4 Deoembr 1763 Melisan 3<i wife of Oliver Whitlock from the Chh in 
Norwalk began to partake 



28 0cf 1759 

Dec' 30. 1759 
2 March 1760 

20 April 1760 

15 June 1760 



195 
196 
197 
198 
199 
200 
201 
202 
203 
204 
205 
206 
207 

208 
209 
210 
211 
212 



216 



217 
218 



224 



2^ May 1767 



225 

226 
227 

228 
229 
230 

232 



233 
234 
236 

238 

239 

240 



David Bulkley from 
partake with us 



the Chh in Greena-fanna began to 



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177 



The 2^ Wife of Cap. David Banks being a member in 
Comunion with the Chh in Greenafanns began to par- 
( take here < 

!Mary 2^ wife of L^ Jn^ Bradley a member from the Chh 
in Fiurfield began to partake with us 
Sarah wife of HezeMah Bulkley recommended by M' 
Bartlet & Chh began to join in Comunion 
10^ Sepf 1769 Elisha Bradley renewed Covenant & admitted 
19th March 1770 Meaner wife of Benj* Banks covenanted & admitted 
The f oUowg persons were admitted into full communion, after y* ordina- 
tion of W M Tennent 



14 August 1768 

IJannr 
1769 
2 April 



1772 — 



1773 

21«*feby — 
20 0c' 

1774. 

March 20«i> 
July 20^ 
1775 

March 12*»> 
July 2 
1776 



Eunice Bradley wife of Elisha 
Abigail Davies — at y« Same time Martha Tennent 
Doctor David Rodgers b^gan to partake w^ us 
David Price & his wife 

ICap^ Ebenezer Banks & his wife 
David Williams 

Daniel Banks & his wife Susannah Tennent began 

partake w^ us. 
Doctor Hull & his wife) 

& Lois Lyon 
Moses Hill & lus wife — were admitted 



to 



were admitted. 



Cornelius Hull w* admitted 
Thaddeus Wakeman & his wife were admitted 
Abigail Wheeler & Wid^ Jane Ogden were admitted 
Admitted to full Conmiunion — 

1778 March 8^ David Downs & his wife were admitted 
Ebenezer Banks & his wife were admitted 
Tho* Wheeler sen' & Nathan Gold sen' were ad- 
mitted 
Gershom Wakeman was admited 
Jn^ Alvord & Abigail his wife were admitted 
Jehiel Sherwood & his wife & Milly Bradley were 

admitted 
W^ddow Huldah Wakeman was admitted 
John Hubbel & his wife were admitted 
Nathan Bradley 
Aaron Sturges & his wife 
Widow Mary Bradley 

Dec 5 Nehemiah Banks Jun . 

LooktoVoin 
[To be oontmued] 



1779 Ap» 
Sep' 6^ 

Nov 1»» 
Sep' 24 1780 
1781 March ^^ 

June 24. 
Jany 4 1784 



17. 

18. 
20. 
22 



24 
26 



29. 
31. 

34 
35 



ADDITIONAL BARBADIAN NOTES 

By O. Andbbwb Mobiabtt, Jb., A.M., of Newport, R.L 

In addition to the abstracts of wills and other Barbadian records 
which were contributed by the writer to the Rbgistbb for October 
1913 (vol. 67, pp. 360-371), the following brief abstracts of mis- 
cellaneous documents were made during tiie writer's stay in Bar- 



178 Additional Barbadian Notes [April 

« 
bados, and are printed here because of the information which thej 
furnish about the intercourse and the family ties between New Eng- 
land and Barbados in the seventeenth century. 

Robert Walke of the parish of St. James, planter, makes an indenture. 
19 September 1644, with Nicholas Walke of the same parish for one laM of 
his twenty acres, reserving, however, the use of the crop "when the said 
Robert shall think good for going home for England.'' 

Walter Walke, planter m Barbados, sold, 16 May 1645, to Edward 
Breviter, gentleman, 10 acres in the parish of St. Peter. 

Indenture, dated 22 February 1678 [1678/9], between Lieut. Robert 
Ayseford of the parish of St. Thomas, gentleman, guardian to John and 
James Root, orphans of John Root of the said parish deceased, and Robert 
Walke of the same parish and island, millwright, for two thirds of the plan- 
tation of the said John Root deceased, of 94 acres, together with two thirds 
of a stone windmill and a boiling house of stone. 

John Chambers was buried at St. Michaers in 1666. 

Samuel Chambers was buried at St. Michael's in 1674. 

(The will of Thomas Walke, Esq.. of Lower Norfolk Co., Va., dated 5 January 
1693/4 and proved 15 January following, mentions brother Kobert Walke oi 
Barbados and sister Ann Chambers of Barbados. Thomas Walke was the 
founder of a noted Norfolk family and was the father of Anthony Walke, Esq., 
of " FairfieW," Princess Anne Co., Va.] 

Robert Child, "Doctor of Phisicke/' sells, 2 October 1645, to Richard 
Vines, gentleman, a neck of land containing about 300 acres and two islands 
called Stair [?] Island and Wood Island, for one pepper com on the Feast of 
St. Michael. 

[This deed was probablv entered in the Barbadian records ^ Richard Vines, 
who removed from New Eiigland to Barbados in 1646 and in October 1645 had 
sold to the Doctor a large tract of land in Maine. Savage says that Child went 
home to England in 1647 and never returned. The question now arises whether 
he may not nave visited Barbados subsequently, after his quarrel with the Massa- 
chusetts authorities.] 

Richard Vines, gentleman, bought, 14 November 1646, of John Greene, 
planter, a plantation of 25 acres in the parish of St. Michael. 

Agreement, dated 28 May 1647, of Robert Bridges of Barbados, gentle- 
man, to ship to John Jordan of New England, merchant, 1410 lbs. d mus- 
covado sugar. 

Ann Cromwell of Boston in New England, widow, executrix of her hus- 
band, Capt. Thomas Cromwell, deceased, gives a power of attorney to her 
loving friend Edward Hutchinson of Boston to collect debts due from John 
Maniford of Barbados. Dated 2 October 1649. 

[Thomas Cromwell came from London to Boston in 1646 and died in 1649. 
He had made a large fortune in privateering. His widow married Richard Knight 
of Boston.] 

On 17 October 1649, before William Aspinwall, Notary and Tabdlion 
Publick, etc.. appeared Mr. Adam Winthrop of Boston, New England, 
husband of Elizabeth, late wife of Nathaniel Longe, late of Boston, merchant^ 
and made Edward Hutchinson of Boston, merchant, his attorney to receive 
goods due in Barbados to Elizabeth his wife or to her late husband Nathaniel 
Longe. 

J According to Savage's Gen. Diet., Adam Winthrop married secondly Elita- 
ti, daughttf of Thomas Hawkins. If this is so, she was a widow at the time 
of her marriage to Adam Winthrop. His first wife, Elusabeth Glover, died ia 
1648. C^. Aspinwall Notarial Records, p. 225.] 



1914] Addttimal Barbadian Notes 179 

John Ruffe of Barbados, planter, and James Bycot [or TTpcot] of the same, 
barber, sell, 4 March 1656/7, to Capt. William Mott of tiie same island, 
g^itleman, part of a messuage where said Mott now liveth. 

[Adam Mott of Portsmouth, R.I., had an aged father, John Mott^ who was at 
Portsmouth as early as 1639. On 13 November 1654 the town of Portsmouth 
▼oted " to pay John Motts passage to Barbados and back again if he cannot be 
received."] 

John Woodmansey of Boston, merchant, makes, 22 May 1659, his friend 
Mr. David Morgan, now resident of Barbados, his attorney to collect such 
debts as are due him there and in other Carrabee Islands. 

[According to Savage's Qen. Diet., John Woodmansey was a Boston merchant 
as early as 1659 and died about 1685. The surname is stiU found in Westerly, 
RJ., and in that vicinity.] 

Col. Humphrey Hooke of Barbados, Esq'*, appears in the Barbadian 
deeds in 1659. 

CHe was perlu^M the Bristol alderman, whose son, Francis Hooke of Kittery, 
manied Maiy, sister of Nathaniel Maverick oi St. Lucy's, Barbados.] 

Robert Gibbs of Boston, fishmonger, mentions, 15 April 1660, articles of 
agreement made 15 March 1657 [1657/8] between Robert Gibbs, citizen and 
fishmonger of London, and John Winder of London, grocer, and William 
Dickinson of London, draper. He recites that Robert Gibbs and William 
Dicldnson went to New England, and that Dicldnson removed thence to 
Barbados, where he has recently oied. 

[According to Savage's Gen. Diet., Robert Gibbs of Boston, merchant, was a 
son of Sir Heniy Gibbs of Warwicksnire and came to New Eki^and before 1660. 
He married Ehzabeth, daughter of Jacob Sheaffe, and died m 1673, aged 37, 
leaving issue. William Dickinson has escaped the notice of Savage and probably 
did not remain bng in New England.] 

William Brenton of Newport on road Island within the Colony of Provi- 
dence Plantation in New England, merchant, gives a power of attorney to 
Peleg Sanf ord of Newport to be his attomev in Barbadoes to collect what is 
due nim there. Done at the Island of road, 17 December 1661. 

[Gov. Pele^ Sanford's first wife was the daughter of Gov. William Brenton. 
From this William Brenton, one of the early settlers of Newport, descended 
Admiral Sir Jahleel Brenton, who was with Nelson at Trafalgar.J 

William Kent of Boston in New England and Mary his wife^ formerly 
widow of John Mears, deceased, make John Puddifult of ye Bay m ye Bar- 
badoes an attorney to collect such property as is owing them by the death 
of Thomas Dinsd^, formerly uncle to the said Mary. Dated 4 April 1665. 

Edward King, aged about 18 years, and Edward Winslow, aged about 
25 years, testify, 7 May 1666, to the seal of Edward Rawson on papers 
rdating to the case of Thomas Offield k Co. 9. Richard Lockwood and the 
ship Phoenix for non-payment of wages in a voyage to Fayal and back to 
Boston, the ship being then at Barbados. 

Elizabeth Cortis of Faury [?] in Cornwall, widdow, conve3rs for love to 
her grandson Edward Guyer, son of Edward Guyer of Barbados, 20 acres 
in the parish of St. Lucy. Dated 17 October 1666. 

[llie name Guyer suggests that of a well-known Boston family.] 

Agreement of Isaac Winslow, master of the ketch Betty, with John ffowle, 
merchant, dated 14 June 1667, states that he arrived in Barbados 23 Decem- 
ber last. 

[Isaac Winslow of Charlestown, son of John of Plymouth, the brother of Gov. . 
Edward Winslow, married Mary, daughter of Increase Nowell, the secretary, in 
1666. He died in Jamaica in 1670.] 
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180 Additimal Barbadim Notes [April 

Note of Abraham Brown, dated at Boston 20 November 1667, on Mr. 
Ciispin Hooper, merchant, in Barbados, to pay Mr. Benjamin Seay at the 
Bridgetown 6000 lbs. of muscovado sugar. 

[Abraham Brown, a Boston merchant, came over in 1650. He married (1) 
19 August 1653 Jane Skipper, and (2) 1 May 1660 Rebecca Usher. He was taken 
by Bitfbary pirates in lo54.] 

Protest of \^^lliam Condy, master of the ship TryaU, xlated 15 February 
1667 [1667/8], shows that he sailed from New London 31 December last, 
bound for Barbados. 

Note of James Pendleton of Portsmouth on Pisquataqua, dated 27 June 
1668, on Mr. Daniel Browning, merchant, in Barbados, in favor of Mr. John 
Daney, for 5266 lbs. of muscovado sugar. 

^ames Pendleton, son of Bryan, was early of Watertown. Mass., but removed 
to rortsmouth, N. H., where m 1671 he was one of the founders of the First 
Church. Subsequently he removed to Stoning[ton. Conn., and Westerly, R.I.. 
and was the ancestor of the Pendleton family m that section of New England.) 

A mutilated protest, dated 18 September 1668, mentions Capt. Robert 
Lock, late of London, now of Boston, merchant. 

Michael Spencer, now resident on the Island of Barbados, sues William 
Coney, 18 November 1668. 

f A Michael Spencer, son of John Spencer of Newport, R.I., was of East Oreen- 
wich, R.I., in 1692. Another Michael Spencer, probably a kinsman of John, 
was at Cambridge, Mass., in 1634.] 

Protest by Mr. James Paine, master of the sloop Charles^ from Nauamond 
River, Virginia, laden with tobacco for New York and New England, and 
driven by a tempest to Barbados, dated 14 December 1668. 

[James Paine appears to have been an early sea captain at Newport, R. I.] 

By a power of attorney, dated 3 May 1669, Humphrey Davenpor^ 
executor of Edward CoUinson, makes John Pitt, Richard Komney, and 
William Boreman his attorneys to sell to Joseph Andrews and R^old 
Alleyne, merchants, for 20,000 lbs. of merchantable muscovado sugar^ land 
near the Indian Bridge in the parish of St. Michael, in the occupation of 
Joseph James. Entered 19 January 1669 [1669/70]. 

[According to Savage's Gen. Dict^ Humphrey Davenport of Dorchester, Mass., 
came from Barbados and married Rachel Holmes. They removed to Hartford. 
Conn., and finally to New York. Reynold Alleyne was son of CoL Reynold 
AUeyne, of the Council at Barbados in 1630, who was the leader of the Puritan 
party on the island. Abel Alle3me, son of Col. Reynold, was the ancestor of the 
baronets of that name.] 

Protest of Mr. Joseph Nash, master of the ship TtyaU from Boston, 25 
June 1669, shows that ne left Boston 23 December last. 
[Pn>bably Joseph Nash of Boston and Weymouth.] 

Note of Salomen Delen, dated Boston, 12 October 1669, on Mr. Joseph 
Senior at Bridgetown in favor of Mr. James Whetcomb. 
[James Whetcomb was a Boston merchant.] 

Note of Nicholas Paige of Boston, dated 29 October 1669. on Mr. Evma 
Morgan, merchant, in Barbados, in favor of James Whition [7 Whiton]. 

Note of Mr. Peter Coffin, dated at Portsmouth on Pisquattaqua 8 De- 
cember 1669, on his agent [name iUegible] in Barbados. 

Note of James Coates, dated Barbados, 28 February 1669 [1669/70], to 
Richard Jonson on Henry Grigy of London for goods received of Mr. Thomaa 
Deane of New England. 



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A deed from Thomas Middleton to Joseph Horbin, dated 5 November 
1673, mentions land of Robert Allerton in St. Michael's. 

''Newport on Road Island ye 18 November *1Q73." An order to Mr. 
Joseph Borden, Mr. Roger Goulding, Mr. Elisha Sanford, and Mr. Josiah 
Arnold in Barbados, signed by Sarah Reape, Benedict Arnold, Sr., Caleb 
Carr, Peleg Sanford, and Thomas Ward, to sell the ship Joanna and Sarah. 

(Mr. Joseph Borden, son of Richard Borden who was one of the first settlers 
of Portsmouth, R.I., removed to Barbados and in 1680 was living at Bridgetown 
with his wife, two children, an apprentice, and 14 slaves. Elisna Sanfcnrd was 
the son of President John Sanford m Rhode Island, who came to that colony with 
Mrs. Hutchinson, having married her diuighter. Josiah Arnold was a son of 
Gov. Benedict Arnold and resided at Jamestown, R.I. Sarah Reape was the 
widow of William Reape of Newport, R.I., a Quaker merchant, who was very 
active in the settlement of Shrewsbury, N. J. Benedict Arnold, Sr., was the 
distinguished Governor of Rhode Island. Caleb Carr was of Newport, R.I., 
where he was a rich merchant. He was governor in 1695. Peleg Sanford, son 
of President John and Bridget (Hutchinson) Sanford, was a Newport merchant. 
He was ^vemor of Rhode Island from 1680 to 1683 and was judge of admiralty 
under Kms William. He married first Mary Brenton, by whom he had no issue: 
and secondly Mary Coddington. Thomas Ward, who was bom in 1641 and died 
in 1689, the son of John Ward of Newport, R.I., was a rich merchant and general 
treasurer of the Colony. His son Richard became governor of Rhode luand in 
1741.1 

A certified copy of the will of Richard Russell of Charlestown, Mass., 
dated 29 March 1674, and a certificate of the death of Mrs. Mary Russell. 
30 November 1688, aged about 80 years. Both documents were presentea 
by James Russell of Charlestown. 

[For this Russell family see Savage's Gen. Diet, and Pope's Pioneers of Mass.] 

Indenture, dated 2 September 1686, between Thomas Rawdon of Hoddes- 
den, Harefordshire, Esq., and Capt. William Mott of Barbados, gentleman, 
concerning certain lands near the Indian Bridge in St. Michael s, bdonging 
to Dame Elizabeth Rawdon, widow of Sir Mannaduke Rawdon. 

An agreement, without date, between Capt. l^^lliam Greenou^ of the 
pink Increase, "now riding in Carlisle Bay,^' and Capt. John Pitt of St. 
Michael's, merchant, to ciury muscovado sugar to Portsmouth and the 
creeks and harbors on the Piscataqua and to return to Carlisle Bay. 



GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

CoDtributed by Miss Eusabbth Frbnoh, and oommanioatad by the Gommittae on 

Engliflh Research 

[Continued from pa^a 64] 
CUSHMAN 

The Will of John Crocheman of Rolvynden [oo. Kent], 2 March 1523 
[1523/4]. To be buried in the churchyard of Rolvynden. To the reparation 
of the church of Rolvynden 6s. 8d. Toward the buying of a cope for said 
church 5 marks. To an honest priest to sing in said church for one year 
10 marks. To the highway between the house of John Asten the elder and 
the church 3s. 4d. To Johane Crocheman my sister 13s. 4d. To Ewens 
widow, Vnkles widow, John Blacke, Elyne Wederley, and to Gabrjrell 12d. 
each. To Symon Harkwod all debts due me from hun at this date, and to 
Goddel^ Hertcewod his wife a bam adjoining the house he dwdleth in, with 



182 Genealogical Research in England [April 

the ground around it, with reversion at her death to her son John and his 
issue, and for default of such to her other children or else to my brother 
Thomas Crocheman and his heirs forever. To each of my feoffees 12d. each. 
To Richard Moore 2s. All the residue of my ^oods, housing, lands, and 
rents to my brother Thomas Crocheman, he paymg my debts and le^cies, 
and if he refuse to do so, my feoffees, Richard More, Robert Kincmnan, 
Richard Baker, and Symon Herkwod are to sell enough oi my hnda to 
fulfil my will and pay my debts. Executor: my brother Thomas. Wit- 
nesses: Sir Robert Wyse, vicar, Richard Moore, and Elyne Wjrderley. 
Proved 10 May 1524 by Iliomas Crocheman, the executor named. (Arch- 
deaconry of Canterbury, vol. 16, fo. 6.) 

Depodtion of Thomas Cowchman of the parish of Rolvenden [co. Kent], 
having lived there twelve years and before that in the parish (k Elawkhurst, 
aged forty years, dated 25 September 1578. (Depositions at Canterbury. 
1578.) 

The Will of Thomas Couchman of the parish of Rolvinden, oo. Kent, 
husbandman, 10 February 1585 [1585/6]. To be buried in the churchyara 
of Rolvinden. To the poor men's box of Rolvinden 2s. To my son Ryimard 
Couchman £10 at the age of one and twenty years. To my younger son 
Robarte Couchman £10 at the age of one and twenty years. To my daugh- 
ter Syluester Couchman £6. 13s. 4d. at the age of twenty years or day of 
marriage. If any of my said children die under age, reversion to the sur- 
vivors. To my godchild Thomas Bredman 12a. To my godchildren 
Tliomas Colye, Thomas Gabriell, Marion Hasleman, and Jone Couchman 
a sheep each. If my wife Ellen shall marry again before my children have 
received their portions, then her husband shiall give security to Robert 
Gybbon for the payment of the said portions, and if he will not, then my wife 
shall pay unto tne said Robert Gibbon the said portions, and he shall lay it 
out for ibe use and profit of my said children, until they be of age to receive 
it. Residuary legatee and executrix: my wife Ellen. Overseer: Robarte 
Gibbon. [Signed] Signum Thome Ck>uchman. Witnesses: Robart Gibbon, 
Leonard Wylson, and Symon Lingen. Proved 12 May 1586 by the execu- 
trix. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 46, fo. 120.) 

The nuncupative Will of Emanuel Evernden of Rolvinden, oo. Kent, 
8 November 1589. To the poor of Rolvinden 6s. 8d. To brother Joseph 
Evernden 20b. Residuary legatee and executrix: wife Ellen. Witnesses: 
James Sloman and Steven Prydney. Proved 12 February 1589 [1589/90] 
by the executrix. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 47, fo. 276.) 

CUBHMAN EnTBIES IN THE AbCHDEACONS' TrANBCRIPTB OF THE 

Pabish I^gisters of Rolvenden, co. Kent, 1560-1612 

1568 "July The same Day agayn [xviij] was maryid Thomas Cuohiman and 

Elynour hubbarde maydin." 
1572 Alys daughter of Thomas Cutchman baptized 20 April. 
1574 Alys daughter of Thomas Cutchiman buried 9 May. 

1574 Sylvister daughter of Thomas Cutchiman baptized 30 October. 

1575 John son of Christopher Croochiman baptiz^ 8 May. 

1577 ''The ix daye of the same month of february was baptised Robert 
Cutchman the sone of Thomas Cutchman " [1577/8]. 

1582 Margaret daughter of Thomas Cuchman baptized 25 March. 

1583 Margaret daughter of Thomas Cuchman buried 5 February (1583/4]. 

1584 Henry son of Thomas Cowchman baptized 26 July. 

1585 Henry son of Thomas Cowchman buried 11 April. 

1585 Thomas Cowchman householder buried 14 February [1585/6]. 



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1587 Emanuell Evemden and Ellyn Cowchman widow married 17 October. 
1589 Emauuell Evemden householder buried 3 December. 
1593 '^ Stephen Ev'renden of Tenterden broadweaver and Sylvester Cowche- 
man were maryed 7 November." 

Fbom TEm Registers of the Parish of St. Alphbqb, Canterbury 

1606 "Robert Cushman vnto Sara Reder dwelling with in Pr'cinct's of 

Christchurche" [the Cathedral] married 31 July.* 

From the Registers of the Parish of St. Andrew, Canterbury 

1607 Thomas Cushman sonne of Robart baptised 8 February [1607/8].t 

From the Visitation Books of the Archdeacon of Canterbury 

1603, 14 November, the churchwardens of St. Andrew's, Canterbury, 
present Robert Cushman, servant to George Maisters, for the like as the 
common fame goeth [i.e., "for that he doth say he will not come to his parish 
church, because he cannot be edified and saith he can and will defend it by 
the WOTd of Grod"]. When he appeared, 15 October 1604, in the Court of 
the Archdeacon, he was warned that he would have to acknowledge his 
offence in the parish church of St. Andrew, Canterbury, on some Sunday in 
the time of service, according to the schedule [not given], and then to certify 
the Court afterwards. Not doing this, he was excommunicated 12 November 
1604. On 28 June 1605 he appeared and asked to be absolved, and on 7 July 
1606 tills request was granted. (Vol. for 1598-1608, part 2, fo. 31.) 

From the Roll of teoi Freemen of the Ctty of Canterbury 

1605 Robert Couchman, "grosser," freeman by apprenticeship to George 
Masters.^ 

Canterbury Marriage Licences 

1593 Thomas Tilden of Tenterden, yeoman, and Ellen Evemden of Rol- 

venden, widow, 6 November. § 
1610 Thomas Shingleton of Sandwich, shoemaker, and Mary Clarke of the 

same parish, virgin, at St. Mary Bredman's, Canterbury, 28 January 

[1610/111.11 

Translation from the Dutch Records at LeydenT 

Robert Cushman, woolcomber, from Canterbury in England, widower of 
Sarah Cushman, dwelling in a little alley of the Nunsgate, accompanied by 
John Eeble his friend, with Mary Shii^elton from Sandwich in England, 
widow of Thomas Shingelton, accompanied by Catherine Carver her friend. 

They were married before Andries Jasperson van Vesanevelt and Jacob 
Paedts, Sheriffs, this fifth of June, 1617. 

(The entries .... show that the banns were published three times, on 
20 and 27 May, and on 3 June, 1617.] 

* Printed in Cowper's ReglBtera of St. Alphage, p. 113. 

t This is the only Cuahman entry in the registers of the parish of 8t. Andrew, Canter- 
bury, from 1576 to 1618, inclusive. 

t Printed in Cowper's Freemen of Canterbury, column 183. 

I Printed in Cowper's Canterbury Marriage Lioenoes, Series 1, column 417. 

U Printed in Cowper's Canterbury Marriage Licences, Series 1, column 374. 

1 This translation is reprinted from The Mayflower Descendant, vol. 10, p. 193, where 
may be found also a printed copy and a facsimile of the original Dutch record, which 
is entered in the L^den records, Echt Book B, fo. 64. The record is preceded by 
words which in the Knglish translation read: "Entered on 10 May* 1617." 



184 Genealogical Research in England [April 

[From the f or^^oing data the following pedigree has been prepared regarding 
the Cushman ftmiily, the name being spelled in various ways, as Ctukman, 
Coachman, Couchman, Cutchmanf Crochman, and even Churchman: 



Crocheman or Cushman. 



Children: 

L John, of RolvendeiL co. Kent, the testator of 1523/4| d. between 
2 Mar. 1523/4 and 10 May following, leaving no issue. 
2. ii. Thomas. 
ill. JoHANB, mentioned in her brother's will in 1523/4, when she was unm. 
iv. GoDDBLBT (probsblv), m. Stmon Harkwod. In the will ol John 
Crochenum, 1523/4, land was left to her, which was to descend to 
her son at her death. 

2. Thomas Crocheman, executor of his brother John's will^ which he 
proved 10 May 1524, was probably father or grandfather of 

8. Thomas Couchman of Rolvenden, husbandman, the testator of 1585/6, 
who was bom about 1538 and was buried at Rolvenden 14 Feb. 
1585/6. He married there, 18 July 1568, Elinor Hubbard, whose 
ancestry has not been found. She married secondly, 17 Oct. 1587, 
Emanuell Evemden of Rolvenden, the testator of 1589, who waa 
buried at Rolvenden 3 Dec. 1589; and thirdly, 13 Nov. 1593, as his 
second wife, Thomas Tilden of Tenterden, yeoman,* the licence 
being dated 6 Nov. 1593. By his first wife Thomas Tilden was the 
father of Nathaniel Tilden of Tenterden and of Scituate^ Ma8S.t 
If Thomas Tilden's son Freegift was his son by his third wife, Alice 

, then his second wife must have died before 1604, but the 

record of her burial has not been found, nor is any will or administra- 
tion on her estate known to exist. Thomas Couchman deposed in 



1578 that he had lived at Rolvenden for twelve years and before that 
at Hawkhurst; but no Cushmans are found in the early Hawkhurst 
registers or in the lists of Hawkhurst testators. 
Children, baptised at Rolvenden: 
i. Alts, bapt. 20 Apr. 1572; bur. at Rolvenden 9 May 1574. 
ii. Sylvester (dau^ter), bapt. 30 Oct. 1574; m. at Kolvenden, 7 Nov. 
1593, Stephen Evbeenden of Tenterden, broadweaver. 
4. iiL Robert, bapt. 9 Feb. 1577/8. 

iv. Margaret, bapt. 25 Mar. 1582; bur. at Rohrenden 5 F^. 1583/4. 
V. Henrt, bi^t 26 July 1584; bur. at Rolvenden 11 Apr. 1585. 

4. Robert Cutchhan or Cushman. baptized at Rolvenden, oo. Kent, 
9 Feb. 1577/8, was, in all prooability, identical with Robert Cush* 
man, the agent of the Leyden Pilgrims in England. In 1603 we find 
hun in Canterbury, co. Kent, as servant to George Masters. He 
was presented. 14 Nov. 1603, oy the churchwardens of St. Andrew's 
Parish, ''for that he doth sav he will not come to his parish ohuroh, 
because he cannot be edified and saith he can and wiU defend it by 
the word of God." Not doing the penance imposed on him by the 
ecclesiastical court, he was excommunicated 12 Nov. 1604, but oa 
28 June 1605 he appeared before the court and asked for absolution, 
which was granted to him on 7 July 1605, when he was received again 
into the Church. In the same year, 1605, he became a freeman of 
Canterbury, the record of his admission describing him as Robert 
Couchman, "grosser," a freeman by apprenticeship to George 
Masters. He married first, in the parish of St. Alphege, Canterbuiy , 

• Vide Rtoistbb, vol. 05, pp. 327-380. 
t yid» Rmisteb, voL 66, pp. 330-881. 



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31 July 1606, Sara Redbr, who dwelt in the precincts of the Cathe- 
dral and whose parentage has not be^i discovered. Their son 
Thomas was baptized in the parish of St. Andrew, Canterbury, 
8 Feb. 1607/8. this date serving to identify him with Elder Thomas 
Cushman of tne Plymouth Colony, who oied 11 Dec. 1691. "neere 
the end of the 84th yeare of his life."* No further record of this 
Cushman family, after the baptism of the son Thomas, is found at 
Canterbury. Probably soon after the date of baptism Robert 
Cushman with his family joined Rev. John Robinson's colony in 
Holland. When his wife Sarah died is imknown, but he married 
secondly, at Leyden, 5 June 1617, Mart (Clarkb) SmNGsi/roN, 
widow ot Thomas of Sandwich, co. Kent, shoemaker, the licence for 
her marriage to her first husband, which was to be celebrated at 
St. Mary Bredman's. Canterbmy, being dated 28 Jan. 1610/11. 
Although Robert Cusnman appears as a grocer at Canterbury, he is 
called a woolcomber in the record of his second marriage at Leyden; 
but this change of occupation is perhaps explained by the following 
passage in Bradford's EQstory: "They [the Pilgrims] removed [from 
Amsterdam] to Leyden, a fair & bewtifull citie^ and of a sweete 
situation, but made more famous by y* universitie wherwith it is 
adorned, in which of late had been so many learned men. But 
wantinj^ that trafl&ke by sea which Amsterdam injoyes, it was not so 
beneficiall for their outward means of living & estats. 6ut being now 
hear pitchet they fell to such trads & implojnoients as they best could; 
valewing peace & their spirituall comforte above any other riches 
whatsoever. And at lenght they came to raise a competente & 
comforteable living, but with hard and continuall labor.'' f Under 
these circumstances what was more natural than that Robert Cush- 
man should turn to a branch of the clothmaking trade, the principal 
business of the Weald of Kent, where he was bom and where he spent 
his early years? In the autumn of 1617, soon after his second mar- 
riage, he and John Carver were chosen by their companions to go to 
England and negotiate with the Council for \%^nia about a patent 
witibin the grant of the Virginia Company. Sis connection with 
the transfer of a part of the Leyden congregation to Plymouth in New 
England is known from the writings of Bradford, and the story need 
not be repeated here. He and his son Thomas arrived at Plymouth 
in the Foritme in Nov. 1621 ; but he sailed for England in the same 
ship about a month later, on business for the Colony, leaving the boy 
Thomas in the care of Governor Bradford. Apparently his wife 
never came to New England. Probably she was dead when her 
husband and son embark^ on the Fortune for their westward voyage. 
Robert Cushman himiself was busily engaged in England in the affairs 
of the Colony down to his death^ which took place probably in the 
summer of 1625. Bradford's History contains many letters from 
him, and a sermon preached by him at Plymouth on the day before 
he sisdled for England, on "The Sin and Danger of Self-Love," was 
printed in London in 1622. 
Child by first wife: 
L Thomas, bapt. at Caiiterbury 8 Feb. 1607/8; d. at Plymouth in New 
England ll Deo. 1691; m. probably abt. 1636 Mart Allbrton, 
dau. of Isaac, b. abt. 1610, a. abt. 1700, the last survivor of those 
who came in the Mayflower in 1620. Eight children. 

— E. F.l 

* Plymouth First Church Raoorda, in Tht MayJUnoer Deseendami, vol. 18, pp. 157-168. 
t Bradford's History, pp. 28-24 of edition published by th« Commonwealth of 
liaMachusetts, 1901. 



186 Genealogical Research in England [April 

HiNCKLBT 

From the Pabish Rboistebs of Hawkhubst, co. Kent, 1550-1635 

Baptisim 
1619 ''March 19 Bapt Thomas soime of Samuell Hincle" [1619/20]. 
1622 Ann daughter of John Hinclee 24 November. 
1627 Jeremy son of John Hincly 6 January [1627/8]. 
1629 Edwarde son of John Hincly 24 January [1629/30]. 
1635 Thomas son of John Hinckley and Agnis his wife 11 Octoto. 

Marriage 
1617 "May Marryed the vij*** day Samuell Hinckley and Sarah Soole." 

[Among the entries given above is the record of the marriage of Samuel 
Hinckley of Tenterden, co. Kent, and of Scituate and Barnstable in New 
England, which has hitherto escaped notice, although before the Hinckley 
records and pedigree were commimicated to the Register in 1911 (vol. 65» 
pp. 287-290, 314-^19), careful search was made for the place and date of this 
marriage and for the maiden name of Samuel Hinckley's wife. The baptis- 
mal record of Thomas Hinckley, Governor of the Plymouth Colony, which 
has remaincKl unrevealed thus far, is also printed here. Hawkhurst. co. 
Kent, the parish in which these records were found, lies ten miles west rrom 
Tenterden and fifteen miles southwest from Harrietsham, and adjoins the 
border of Sussex. The John Hinckley whose children were baptized at 
Hawkhurst was probably the John who was bom about 1591, a brother of 
Samuel, the settler in the Plymouth Colony. (Vide Register, voL 65, 
p. 317.) For the Soole family and related families vide infra. — EJ*.] 

Soole-Iddenden-Hosmer-Mercer 

The Will of John Sole of Cranbrook [co. Kent], 1 March 1508 [1508/9]. 
To be buried in the church of St. Dunstan's of Cranbrook. To the higji 
altar there 8d. To my daughters Alice and Agnes 20s. each. To my ap- 
prentice John Pilcher. To each of my godchildren. Residuary legatee and 
executrix: wife Agnes. Witnesses: Henry Hovynden^ John Hovynden, 
John Herynden, and others. [Translated trom the Latm.] To Agnes my 
wife, for me, my messuage where I dwell, with reversion at her deatii to 
Herry, William, and William my sons, each to be the others' heir, and if all 
die without issue, my messuage is to be sold and one half the money recdved 
Is to be paid to the church of Cranbrook and one half to an honest priest to 
sing for the soul of my father and mother, me, my wife, and all my good 
friends. If my messuage fall in " the key*' [i.e., decay] for lack of reps^^on, 
then my children, Harry, William, and William, are to enter into the messu- 
age, pacing to Agnes my wife 6s. 8d. a year. Proved 22 May 1509 by the 
executrix named. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 11, fo. 1.) 

Soole Entries in the Parish Reoisters of Hawkhurst, co. Kent, 

1550-1635 

Baptisms 
1600 "June Baptized the viij^ day Sarah the daughter of Thomas Soole." 
1603 Marye daughter of Thomas Soole 29 January [1603/4]. 
1605 Thomas Soole* 12 May. 
1615 Anne daughter of Thomas Soole 30 ApriL 

Marriages 
1565 John Soole and Marie Whitfeild 21 January [1565/6]. 
1598 "October Marnred the xvj*** day Thomas Soole and Marye IddendeiL** 
1617 "May Marryed the vij^ day Samuell Hinckley and Sarah Soole.'' 

* FtobMy son of ThomM Boole, although the father's name ia not given. 



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Iddindun Entbiss in thb Parish Reoistebs of Hawkhubst, co. 
Kent, 1550-1635 

BapHems 
1551 Thomadn Iddenden 23 March [1551/2]. 

1594 Marie daughter of Edward Idenden 9 February [1594/5]. 

1595 Richard son of Edward Iddenden 4 January [1595/6]. 

Marriages 
1566 William Evemden and Elizabeth Iddenden 1 July. 
1569 John Iddenden and Christian Mercer 26 September. 
1589 Thomas Edyngton and Jone Buttler 8 June. 
1591 Edward Iddenden and Jane Breecher 1 November. 
1598 Thomas Soole and Marye Iddenden 16 October. 
1600 Stephen Hosmer and Katherin Iddenden 13 July.* 

Burials 

1550 William Iddenden 25 March. 

1551 John Idenden 20 August. 

1551 William Idynden 3 November. 

1552 Thomasin Iddenden 2 June. 

1559 John Iddenden 2 January [1559/60]. 

1563 Margaret wife of Thoma^ Iddenden 13 June. 

1566 Thomas Iddenden 5 April. 

1594 Marie Iddenden 13 February [1594/5]. 

MSRCEB EnTBIBS IN THB PaBISH ReOISTEBS OF HaWKHUBST, CO. ESNT, 

1550-1600 
Baptisms 

1560 John son of BarthoUomew Mercer 24 October. 
1551 T3rmothie Mercer 22 September. 

1551 Annies Mercer 28 November. 

1554 Andrew son of Thomas Mercer 2 June. 

1556 Rose Mercer 30 January [1556/7]. 

1563 John son of John Mercer 11 April. 

1564 Joane daughter of Robert Mercer 10 December. 
1564 Thomas son of John Mercer 19 February [1564/5]. 

1566 Nicholas son of Rob^ Mercer 2 June. 

1567 Ann daughter of John Mercer 5 September. 

1568 George son of John Mercer 21 November. 

1569 Elisabeth daughter of John Mercer 2 November. 
1572 Ellinor daughter of John Mercer 21 January [1572/3]. 
1575 William son of John Mercer 27 March. 

1577 George son of John Mercer 18 November. 

1581 Elinor daughter of Tymothie Mercer 26 February [1581/2]. 

1583 Thomasin daughter of Henry Mercer 22 May. 

1583 Sara daughter of Tymothie Mercer 1 January [1583/4]. 

1584 Michaell son of Henrye Mercer 29 November. 

1585 T3rmothie son of T3naaothie Mercer 7 November. 
1587 Margerit daughter of Henry Mercer 17 April. 
1587 Thomas son of Tymothie Mercer 3 March [1587/8]. 

1589 Isabell daughter of Henrie Mercer 9 November. 

1590 Anna daughter of Tymothie Mercer 5 April. 

1591 John son of John Mercer 17 October. 

1592 Susan daughter of Tymothie Mercer 1 October. 

* Their ton James, baptiied at Hawkhnrtt 8 Dee. 1606. emicrated to New England 
In the Bpnng of 1636. 



188 Oenedbgical Research in England [Apiik 

1593 Constance daughter of John Mercer 10 June. 

1594 Marie daughter of Tymothie Mercer 23 March [1594/5]. 

1595 Elizabeth daughter of John Mercer 15 June. 
1595 Marie daughter of Henrie Mercer 16 September. 

1597 Mrgaret daughter of John Mercer 1 June. 

1598 Jolm son of T3rmothie Mercer 2 April.* 

1598 Elioner daughter of John Mercer 4 February [1598/9]. 

1599 Mary daughter of Henrye Mercer 22 July. 

1600 Elizabeth daughter of Tlmothye Mercer [1600/1]. 

Marriages 
1562 BarthoUemow Mercer and Catheren Thomten 27 ApriL 
1566 Thomas Mercer and Julian Vysshenden 20 January [1566/7]. 
1569 John Hamon and Joane Mercer 8 May. 
1569 John Iddenden and Christian Mercer 26 September. 
1569 Robard Lampkyn and Ame Mercer 18 January [1569/70]. 
1580 Tymothye Mercer and Ales Pyper 30 January [1580/1]. 
1582 Henry Mercer and Marie Caffinche 8 July. 
1590 William Iddeden and Anne Mercer 4 May. 

1598 Gervas Cushman and Elioner Mercer 24 September. 

Burials ^ 
1550 John Mercer 14 January [1550/1]. 
1560 Thomasin Mercer 19 April. 
1560 Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Mercer 7 May. 
1562 Thomas son of John Mercer 19 April. 
1562 Joane wife of Thomas Mercer 20 June. 

1568 George son of John Mercer 5 December. 

1569 Thomas son Of John Mercer 2S March. 
1574 Rose Mercer 28 April. * 

1576 Andrew Mercer 22 November. 
1585 Thomas Mercer the draper 20 May. 
1587 Robert Mercer 3 December. 

1594 Constance daughter of John Mercer 6 Februanr [1594/5]. 

1595 Elizabeth dau^^ter of John Mercer 15 March [1595/6]. 

1596 A child of Henry Mercer 23 January [1596/7]. 

1597 Margrett Mercer widow 9 August. 

1599 Mary daughter of Henry Mercer 29 July. 

1600 Mai^aret wife of John Mercer 9 May. 

1600 Elizabeth daughter of Timothye Mercer 19 May. 

[A fruitless search has been made among the Soole, Soule, and Sole wills 
and administrations of Kent for positive proof of the parentage of Thomas 
Soole, the father of Sarah (Soole) Hinckley. He was probably the son of 
the John Soole who married Marie Whitfield at Hawkhurst 21 Jan. 1565/6; 
but he was not baptized at Hawkhurst, unless the register, which up to 1506 
is a copy of an earlier register made in that year, is defective. Peniap the 
family lived in one of the neighboring Sussex parishes, or they may be de- 
scended from John Sole of Cranbrook, oo. Kent, the testator of 1508/9. In 
Rboistbb, vol. 67, pp. 37 ff., records pertaining to the Edendens or Iddendens 
of 00. Kent were prmted, and on pp. 43-44 of that volume an account was 
given of John Iddenden of Cranbrook, tailor, and his wife and children. It 
was there stated that this John Iddenden married Christian Glover, because 
botii he and his wife in their wills called Richard Glover "brother.^' From 
the records given above it appears that the maiden name of John Iddeodeo'a 
wife was Mercer, not Giover, and Richard Glover was probably the husband 
of her sister or oi John Iddenden's sister. Timothy Mercer, who was over- 

* In 1508 Timothio Meroer appMn as ohurohwarden. 



1914] Oenealogical Research in England 189 

Beer of her will, was of Hawkhtirst, and was probably her brother. She was 
married to John Iddenden at Hawkhurst^ 26 Sept. 1569. In addition to the 
statements about their children, printed in Registeb, vol. 67, p. 44, the 
records given above show that theu- daudbter Mary was married at Hawk- 
hurst, 16 Oct. 1598, to Thomas Soole of Mawkhurst, and that Thomas and 
Mary (Iddenden) Soole had Sarah, who was baptized at Hawkhurst 8 June 

1600 and was married there, 7 May 1617. to Samuel Hinckley; Mary, bap- 
tised 29 Jan. 1603/4; Thomas (probably), bapt. 12 May 1605; Anne, baptized 
30 Apr. 1615; and possibly others, since there is a gap of almost ten years 
between the baptisms of the two last-mentioned children. No will of Thomas 
or of Mary (Iddenden) Soole has been found. E^atherine, another daughter 
of John and Christian (Mercer) Iddenden, baptized at Cranbrook 23 Feb. 
1577/8, is proved by the records given above to have been married at Hawk- 
hurst, 13 July 160O, to Stephen Hosmer; and among then- children was 
James Hosmer, who was baptized at Hawkhurst 8 Dec. 1605 and emigrated 
to New England in 1635. — E. F.J 

Qnii;rEB'* 
Fbom the Parish Rbgistbbs of Stokb-bt-Natland, co. Suffolk 

1601 Marke Quilter and Jane Barnard married 20 September. 

1602 Marke son of Marke Quilter baptized 19 December. 
1604 Marie daughter of Marke Quilter baptized 21 October. 
1611 John son of Mark Quilter baptized 8 September. 
1611 John son of Marke Quilter buried 7 December. 

1613 Simon son of Marke Quilter baptized 1 April. 

1618 John son of Mark Quilter baptized 7 June. 

1627 William Partridge of Nayland and Jane Twilter of Stoke married 22 
April. 

1627 Marke Quilter buried 31 May. 
1645 Widow Twilter buried 2 June. 

Fbom the Pabish Registbbs of Assington, co. Suffolk 

1628 Mark Twilter son of Mark and Elizabeth baptized 1 March [1628/9]. 

Fbom thb Pabish Reqistebs of Natland, co. Suffolk 
1609 Anna daughter of Mark Quilter baptized 16 July. 
1615 Thamar daughter of Mark Quilter baptized 21 August. 

Fbom the Pabish Registbbs of Bubbs, co. Suffolk 

1619 John son of John Quilter baptized 6 June. 

1620 Mary daughter of John Quilter baptized 19 August. 
1623 John son of John Quilter buried 28 December. 
1627 Edward son of John Quilter baptized 2 December. 

(From the records piven above, supplemented by New England records, 
the following brief Quilter pedigree has been constructed: 

1 . Mabk Qun/TEB of Stoke-by-Nayland and Nayland, co. Suiffolk, married, 
20 Sept. 1601, Jane Babnabd. He was buried at Stoke-by-Nayland 31 May 
1627. and his widow was buried there 2 June 1645. A search for his ancestry 
has been unsuccessful. The name is found principally at High Easter and 
at Good Easter, co. Essex. 
Children: 
2. i. Mabk, bapt. at Stoke-by-Naylaod 19 Deo. 1602. 
u. Mabt, bapt. at Stoke-by-Nayland 21 Oct. 1604. 

* ThMM Quilter entries in pariah reffMtera were found in the course of a searoh for 
mnother family, and other Quilter entries in these registers may, therefore, have been 
oreriooked. 



190 English Ancestry of American BeUcnaps [April 

ill. Anna, bapt. at Nayland 16 July 1609. 

iv. John. bapt. at Stoke-by-Nayland 8 Sept. 1611; bur. there 7 Dee. 

1611. 
y. SncoN, bapt. at Stoke-by-Nayland 1 April 1613. 
▼i. Thamar, bi^t. at Nayland 21 Aug. 1615. 
▼ii. John, bapt. at St<^e-by-Nayland 7 June 1618. 

2. Mark Quilter of Stoke-by-Nayland and Assington, co. Suffolk, and 
of Ipswich, Mass., baptized at Stoke-by-Naykuid 19 Deo. 1602, died 
at Ipswich between 7 Feb. 1653/4 and 28 Mar. following. He mar- 
ried first, in England, about 1627-8, Elizabeth ; and secondly 

Thamar , wno survived him and died at Ipswich 2 July 

1694.* He probably emigrated from Assington to Ipswich with Rev. 

Nathaniel Rogers, vicar of Assington and first mimster of Ipswich. 

He was a proprietor at Ipswich in 1636 and was made fre^nan in 

1646. 

Children by first wife: 

L Mark, bapt. at Assington, Suffolk, 1 Mar. 1628/9; d. between 4 Nov. 

1678, when he made his will, and 13 Feb. 1678/9, when Widow 

Quilts, St., and Widow Quilter are mentioned as having right of 

commonage in Ipswich; m. before 3 Nov. 1658 Frances Swan, 

dau. of Richard of Rowley, who may have m. (2) Davis, 

as "Widow Davis alias Quilter'' d. 10 Aug. 1700. His daughter 
Dorothy was bur. at Ipswich 21 Jan. 1662/3. 
li. Mart,! m. at Ipswich, 6 Apr. 1660, Michael Crbbie, who d. in 
Apr. 1670. She had been maidservant to Rev. Nathaiiiel Rogen^ 
wno mentions her in his will in 1655. Her children, John and 
Jonathan Crene, heirs of their uncle Joseph Quilter, sold his estate 
4 Apr. 1724. 
ill. Sarah, t mentioned in her father's wilL 
iv. Rbbbckah,! d. unm. at Ipswich 10 Aug. 1723. 

Child by second wife: 
T. Corporal Joseph, d. at Ipswich in Feb. 1723, apparently «.p., as his 
sister Mary's sons were heirs to his estate. He was i^prenticed 
to William Buckl^, who in Mar. 1660/1 brought suit against his 
mother. Widow Thamar Quilter, who in her reply called Joseph 
her only son. 



(To be continuedl 



— E. F.l 



THE ENGLISH ANCESTRY OF THE AMERICAN 

BELKNAPS 

By Hbnbt Wtokofv Bbuutap, Esq., of Salem« Maa. 

[Conoluded from page 92] 

The wan of JosiAB Belknap of Sabridgeworth. co. Herts. 29 March 1674. 
To Anne my wife my house & two acres of free land callea Rickotte & two 
acres of free land cadled Church Croft & my householde stuffe for her life, 
then to my son Dan' Belknap & his heires for ever. If he dye without issue, 
then to my son James & his heires for ever. To James Belknap my third 
son t ^11, my son Daniel to pay him six months after my decease, & for none 

* Aeoording to Pope's Pioneers of Mass.. p. 377, he had a wife Franoea; but this 
Fnneea was the wife of his son Mark and deposed in 1658 about hm husband, 
t Probably by first wife. 
I The eldest son, Jodas, was already dead. 



1914] English Ancestry of American Belknaps 191 

payment hereof my son James shall take possession of three roodes of free 
land lying in Hartecroft belonging to Groves. To my son John Belknap 10b. 
To my son-in-law Thomas Browne Is. Anne my wife to be sole executrix. 
The Marke X of Josias Belknap. Witnesses: Robert Cowle. Barrington 
Addames senr. Proved 12 June 1674 by the executrix named. (Commissary 
Court of London for Essex and Herts [Somerset House], Pleasant, 354.) 

The Will of Das^ Belknap of Spelbrooke in the pshe of Sabridgeworth, 
00. Herts, Yeoman, 23 August 1680. Unto my two Brothers, John Belknap 
ft James Belknap, 12d. a piece. To Mary my wife my two acres of land in 
a comon field cadled Westley, in the parish of Sabridgeworth, to her & her 
heires for ever. Residue to Mary niy wife, she to be sole executrix. The 
mke of Dan' Belknap. Witnesses: James Kirby, John Robbards, Edward 
L3mdseU, Thomas Barnard. Proved 10 December 1680 by the executrix 
named. (Commissary Court of London for Essex and Herts [Somerset 
House), Heydon, 473.) 

Tlie Will of Henbt Bblnap of the parish of Sabridgeworth, co. Hertford, 
Yeoman, 10 April 1686. To Mary my now wife one featherbed, boulster, 
pillow, coverlett, two blanketts, two pair of sheets, one great bedsted, & one 
jo3mted cupboard standinge next the doore in the parlour, & the bed & 
trundle bed in the same roome, two hutches in the chamber over the kitchin, 
a little table standing in the chamber over the parlour, one hogshed, a frying 
pan, & the warming pan. To Elizabeth my daughter the bed, bolster, & 
bedstead standing in the chamber over the kitchin, & the furniture belonging 
to it. To James my sonne the bed, bolster, & bedsted which he lyeth upon 
standing in the chamber over the Hall, & the furniture belonging to it. All 
my linnen except the two pis of sheetes & all my pewter & brasse to be 
equally divided between my extrs, my children. Residue to my extrs to be 
sold to pay my debts, the remainder to be divided amongst my executors & 
children. I ordaine Mary my wife executrix & James my sonne executor. 
I give two pewter dishes to my sonne-in-lawe Edward Dowsett. [Signed] 
Henry Belnap. Witnesses: Geo. Wright, John Johnson [mark], Edward 
Sibley. Proved 19 October 1686 by the executors named. (Commissary 
Court of London for Essex and Herts [Somerset House], Hamor, 82.) 

From thb Parish Registers of Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, 1558-1709 

Baptisms 

1561 Alice Beltoft daughter of Richard 16 September. 

1562 Josias son of Richard Beltoft 6 September. 

1589 Abraham Beltofte 10 March [1589/90]. 

1590 Frances daughter of Benet Beltofte 3 January [1590/1]. 
1593 John Beltofte 8 April. 

1595 Daniel son of Benet Beltoft 2 November. 
1599 Josias son of Benet Beltofte 12 August. 

1630 Grace daughter of John and Elizabeth Belknap 10 July. 

1631 John son of John Belknope 25 September. 

1632 Josias son of Josias and Anne Belknap 4 August. 

1633 Elizabeth daughter of John and BHizabeth E^lknop 31 March. 

1634 Mary daughter of Josias Belknapp 4 May. 

1634 Daniell Beltknopp son of Daniel and Barberie his wife 5 October. 

1635 Daniell son of Josias Belknap 17 January [1635/6]. 
1637 John son of Josias Belknap 28 January [1637/8]. 

1640 James son of Josias Belknape 29 March. 

1641 Grace daughter of Josias Belknape 12 February [1641/2]. 

1664 Hen^y son of Henery Beltknap 7 May. 

1665 Elizabeth daughter of Henry Beltknap 30 December. 



192 English Ancesiry of American Bdknaps [April 

1667 James son of Henery and Mary Bdtknap 28 September. 

1668 Daniell son of Henry Beltknap 17 March [1668/9]. 
1670 Mary daughter of Henery Beltknap 1 Apnl. 

1673 Samuel son of Hen^y Beltknap 22 July. 

1674 Benett son of Henery Beltknap 2 February [1674/5). 

1675 Daniel son of James and Susan Beltknape 19 June. 

1679 Abraham son of Henry and Mary Belknap 24 January [1679/801 

1681 Mary daughter of Henry and Mary Belknap als Beltoft 11 Ootol 

1682 Susan daughter of James and Susanna BeUmap 24 Decemb^. 

Marriages 
1562 William Stubbs and Alice Beltoft 14 April. 
1578 Edward Lyndesell and Ales Beltoft 5 October. 
1586 Bennet Beltoft and Grace Adam 25 May. 
1624 Edward Doucet and Frances Belknap 19 October. 
1631 Josias Belkap and Anne Milles 2 May. 
1666 Henery Beltknap and Mary Pery by licence 19 June. 

1708 James Hockley and Susanna Belknap 26 October. 

1709 John Chesson of Harlow and Susanna Belknap 8 May. 

Marriage Ldcence 
1666 Samuell Bellknapp and Elizabeth NichoUs 18 February (1666/7]. 

Burials 

1560 EUaabeth Beltofte [? wife of Henry) 14 January [1560/1]. 

1561 Henry Beltofte 5 July. 

1588 the wife of Richard Beltoft 17 January [1588/9). 

1599 Richard Beltoft 2 December. 

1624 Bennet Belknap 21 May. 

1630 Grace Belkap 29 October. 

1637 John son of John Belknapp 22 October. 

1655 John Beltrap 19 October. 

1656 Josias son of Josias Beltknape 13 July. 

1663 a new borne Infant of Hencay Beltoft 6 April. 

1663 Daniel Beltofte 5 June. 

1664*The wife of Henery Beltknapp 30 December. 

1674 Josias Beltknap 3 April. 

1678 Daniel Belknap of Spellbrooke [parish of Sawbridgeworth] son of James 

and Susannah 2 January [1678/9]. 
1678 Elizabeth Belknap widowe 7 February [1678/9). 

1680 Daniel Belknap of Spelbrooke 2 September. 

1683 The widow of Josias Belknap 31 October. 
1686 Henry Belknap Jr. 9 April. 

1686 Henry Belknap Sr. 13 April. 

1687 Mary Belknap widow 18 November. 

1687 James Belknap 20 November. 

1688 Daniell Belknap 20 February [1688/9]. 
1695 A child of James Belknap 10 April. 
1704 Sarah Belknap 11 May. 

1704 Mary Belknap 13 August. 

From the Parish Reoistbrs of Nbtteswell, go. Easix 

Baptisms 

1637 Henrie Belknopp son of Daniel and Barberie 14 May. 

1639 Samuell Belknoppe son of Daniell and Barberie 3 February [1639/401* 

1642 Barberie [? Belknopp) daughter of Daniell and Barberie 9 November. 

* Ftobably an error for 1665. 



1914] English Ancestry of American Bdknaps 193 

Btarials « 
1620 '^Abra Bel. . . . f s. Abra et Mara" 6 December. 
1658 Daniell Belnap widr. 19 October. 
1704 Mary Belknap 8 January [1704/5]. 

From the Parish Registers of Gilston, go. Herts 

1661 Henry Belknapp and Elizabeth Dowsett married by licence 9 Decem- 
ber. 

[From the records given above and from other records preserved 
Im New England the following genealogy has been prepared: 

1. Beltopt. 

Children: 

L John, of Sawforidgeworth, co. Herts, d. abt. 1546, evidently «.p. 
In 26 Henry VIII (1534-5) he was seised of a house with a garden 
and two acres of arable land called " Currants'' in Sawbridgeworth. 

He m. not later than 26 Henry VHI (1534-5) Margaret , 

whose maiden name was perhaps Payne or Mathewe. She sur- 
vived her husband and m. (2) abt. 1547 Thomas Westwood, who 
in 1550 was of '* Maudlyn " (probably Magdalen Laver), co. Elssex. 
She was dead in 1549/50, Thomas Westwood, her son by her second 
husband, being then abt. three years of age. 

ii. Edmond. living abt 1546. 

2. iii. Hbnrt (perhaps son of 1 and brother of the two preceding). 

2. Henbt Beltoft (perhaps son of 1 and brother of the John and 

Edmond mentioned above), of Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts 
(see Feet of Fines, Hiliuy term, 3 Elizabeth, 1560/1), was 
buried at Sawbridgeworth 5 July 1561. Elizabeth Beltoft, 
who was buried at Sawbridgeworth 14 Jan. 1560/1, may have 
been his wife. 

The following wero probably his children: 

3. i. Richard. 

ii. AucB (Bbiax>ft alias Bklknap), perhaps m. (1) at Sawbridgeworth, 

14 Apr. 1562, Wiluam Stttbbs: m. (perhaps 2) Sutton. 

Children (surname jSii</<m): 1. Clement. 2.1ViUiam, 3. Richard, 
To each of these three sons the sum of 3s. 4d. was left by the will 
of their uncle, Richard Beltoft, in 1594 (vide supra, p. 91). 

3. Richard Beltoft alias Belknap (probably son of Henry), of 

Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, husbandman, was buried at 
Sawbridgeworth 2 Dec. 1599. His will, dated 20 Aug. 1594, 
seems to show that he held his land as a copyholder of the 
Manor and that in 1594 he had only two children living, of 
whom Bennet was probably the elder. He married Eliza- 
beth , who was buried at Sawbridgeworth 17 Jan. 

1588/9. 
Children: 

4. L BsKNvr. 

iL AucB, bapt. at Sawbridgeworth 16 Sept. 1561 : d., probably «.i>., not 
later than 1594; m. 5 Oct. 1578 £S>ward Lyndbsbll, p^naps s. 
of Peter and Joan of Sawbridgeworth (see Feet of Fines in aerts 
Omealogist cmd Antiquary, vol. 3, p. 322, althou^, if the reference 
here is to the Alice of this pedigree, she did not die until after 1600). 

uL JosiAS, of Sawbrid|»worth, the testator of 1599/1600 (vide supra, 
p. 91), bM>t. at Sawbridgeworth 6 Sept. 1562; d. betw. 28 Jan. 



194 English Ancestry of American Bdknape [April 

1599/1600 and 6 F^. foDowingy beins evidentljr then a widower; 

m. probably Bbown, his wiD mentdoniiiK several <rf bia 

wife's relatives. No records of aay children have been found. 

4, Bbnnbt Bbltoft alias Belknap (Richard, t Henry), of Saw- 
bridgeworth, co. Herts, husbandman, the testator of 1623 
(vide supra, p. 92), was buried at Sawbridgeworth 21 May 
1624. He is mentioned in the will of his father Richard 
Beltoft (vide supra, pp. 90-91), being named as sole executor 
of that wiU, and in the will of his brother, Josias Belknap, 
28 Jan. 1599/1600 (vide supra, pp. 91-92); and he proved 
the latter will as executor, 6 Feb. 1599/1600. In 1605/6 he 
was assessed 2s. 8d. on 20s., in the lay subsidy for Saw- 
bridgeworth (Lay Subsidies, 121/302-3, James I, Public 
Record Office, London), and in 1610 as churchwarden be 
makes a letter ''b" as his mark in the parish registers. He 
married at Sawbridgeworth, 25 May 1586, Grace Adam, 
who was buried at Sawbridgeworth 29 Oct. 1630, perhaps 
daughter of Peter and Elizabeth of Ware, this Peter being a 
"berebrewer," whose will was proved at Stortford, co. Herts, 
12 Feb. 1571/2 (Herts Geneal. and Antiquary, vol. 1, p. 334). 
Children, baptized at Sawbridgeworth: 

5. i. Abraham, bapt. 10 Mar. 1589/90. 
ii. Francbs, bapt. 3 Jan. 1590/1; m. at Sawbridgeworth, 19 Oct 1624, 

Edwabd Doucbt. She is mentioned in her father's will of 14 Apr. 

1623. 
lii. John, bapt. 8 Apr. 1593; bur. at Sawbridgeworth 19 Oct. 1655: m. 

Elizabbth , who was bur. at Sawbridgeworth 7 Feb. 1678/9. 

Children, b^t. at Sawbridgeworth: 1. Oraee, bapt. 10 July 1630. 



2. John, bapt. 25 Sept. 1631 ; bur. at Sawbridgeworth 22 Oct. 1637. 

3. Elitabeth, bapt. 31 Mar 
6. iv. Danibl. bapt. 2 Nov. 1595. 



3. Elitabeth, bapt. 31 Mar. 1633. 
ANiBL. bapt. 2 Nov. 1595. 
7. y. JosiAS, bapt. 12 Aug. 1599. 



5. Abraham Beltoft alias Belknap (Bennet, Richard, 1 Henry), 
baptized at Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, 10 Mar. 1589/90. 
died at Lynn, Mass., early in Sept. 1643. The names of 
his parents are not given in the baptismal record; but his 
grandfather, Richard Beltoft, in his will of 20 Aug. 1594 
(vide supra, pp. 90-91), bequeaths 10s. to "Abraham Beltofte 
Sonne to Bennett Beltoft my Godchilde,'' and he is also 
mentioned in hb father's will of 14 Apr. 1623 (vide supra ^ 

p. 92). He married, about 1620 or earlier. Mart , 

who survived him and presented the inventory of his estate, 
which was taken 16 Feb. 1643/4. The record of this mar- 
riage has not been found, and the surname of his wife is un- 
known. His residence in England is also unknown, the only 
indication of it being the record, in the parish re^^sters of 
Netteswell, co. Essex, of the burial, 6 Dec. 1620, of "Abra 
Bel. . . . f s. Abra et Mara," which seems to refer to an 
infant son of Abraham and Mary. 

With his wife Mary and his children, Abraham Belknap 
emigrated to New England (in what ship is unknown), 
probably about 1635. In 1638 he received a grant of 40 
acres of land at Lynn, Mass., his name appearing in the 



1914] English Ancestry of American Belknaps 195 

papers in the case of William Longley v. Henry Ceilings and 
John Hathome, in behalf of the town of Lyn, 26 Mar. 1661, 
among those who shared in the apportionment of land in 
1638. (Records and Files of the Qiiarterly Courts of Essex 
County, vol. 2, p. 270.) Among his neighbors at Lynn were 
Edmund Farrington, one of the creditors of his estate, who 
was from Ohiey, co. Bucks, and came to New England in 
the HopeweU, 1 Apr. 1635, and Francis Ingalls, whose daugh- 
ter married Joseph Belknap, Abraham's son. The following 
record is found in Suffolk Deeds, Lib. 1, fo. 42: 

Adam Otley & Thomas Dexter of Linne granted vnto Richard 
Russell of Charlstowne thirty Sheepe & Lambs in the hands 
of_ goodman Belknap & James Axy of Linne w^ 15^ bill due 
fro Adam Hawks, & three thousand of Clapbord bolts lyeing 
at my Ladle Moodies Beach in Linne to Richard Russell his 
heires executors administrators & Assignes, the aboue said some 
of fouresoore & three pounds to be pd w^in 4 months after the 
date thereof & this was by a deed dated the 7^ of April 1643.. 

2 Haads & seales. 
Acknowledged the 29° of y« 5° month 

1643 before Increase Nowell secret'. 

The wiU of Abraham Belknap, which was sworn to 20 
Feb. 1643/4, is unfortunately missing; but the inventory of 
his estate, beginning ''The inventorie of Abraham Bellnap's 
(Estate have deseisted the beginge of the 7th. mo. 1643 and 
now taken bie William Tillton & Edward Tomlins this 16. 
12 mo. 1643," has been preserved, and a simtmaary of it has 
been printed in Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts 
of Essex County, vol. 1, p. 60, note. His estate consisted 
of a house and 5 acres of land, 2 acres of planting land, 2 
acres of salt marsh, 6 acres of salt marsh at Fox HiU, and 30 
acres "at the village." He also had a nmnber of ''shepe," 
"cowes," "gotes," and "piges," and the usual amount of 
household implements and furniture. There is a list of 
debts amounting to £5. 13s. 3d., the creditors being Joseph 
Armitage, Francis Ingalls, goodman Philips, Richard Ronton, 
Thomas Laughton, Ed. Farington, Gerard Spencer, Mr. 
Hinge, and John Person. The net amount of the inventory 
was £47. 17s., and the mark of Mary his wife appears on the 
document. The Essex Ardiquarian, vol. 2, p. 183, states that 
this inventory contains the first mention in Essex County 
of pot-hooks and hangers, brass pot and frying pans, spit and 
dripping pans. 

Children*: 

i Abra[ham1 (probably)^ bur. at NettesweD, oo. Essex, 6 Dec. 1620. 

ii. Abraham, mentioned in the will of his grandfather, Bennet Beltof t, 
14 Apr. 1623 {pide supra, p. 92); probably d. young, although 
he may have come to New Englana with lus parents. 

iiL SAinxBL, said to have been b. 1627/8 (but proof of this statement 
seems lacking); living 1731; m. bef. 1653 Sarah Jonbs, dau. of 

^ There is no authority for including among the children of Abraham Belknap the 
immigrant, as some writers have done, a son Jeremiah or Jeremy and a daughter Mary. 

▼QL. ucvm. 13 



196 English Ancestry of American BeOcnaps [April 

Robert and Elisabeth of Hinghajn. He may have been the Samuel 
Belknap who owned land at Easthampton, L.!., 5 July 1653 
(Records of Easthampton, Vol. 2, pp. 159, 161); but if he went to 
Easthampton he evidently did not remain there, ae he had a house 
in Salem m 1661, his land lying between the present Essex St., near 
the corner of Beckford St., and the North River.* On 20 Feb. 
1665 [1665/6] Samuel Belknap of Salem, joyner, with the consent 
of Sani his wife, in consideration of £3 conveys to Edward Gaskyn 
of Saleon, ship carpenter, land contayning 10 Poale, 2 Poale broad 
next streets, to nm backward north 5 Pole & souw 5 Poale & in 
bredth 2 Pole in ye Towne of Salem, bounded with the streete, land 
of Philip Cromwell to ye east & the land of me ye sd. Ss^uell 
Belknu) to ve north A west. (Essex Deeds, vol. 2, p. 117.) In 
1671 Samuell Belnap of Maiden, j^ner. and Josepn Belnap of 
Boston, glover, convey to Thomas Laiignton, Sr., of Lynn their 
thirds in a ''pa^c^U of land .... part of an house lott formerlv 
Abraham Rednap's [nc] house lott, father to sd. Samuel and Joseph 
Rednap," and to this deed Benjamin Rednap and Peter Brackett 
are witnesses. The clerk evidently wrote ttednap in two places 
instead of Belknap, the mistake being due probably to the appear- 
ance of the name of Benjamin Rednap among the witnesses. The 
R«dnaps were neighbors of Abraham Bellmap and came from 
London; and yrhiie there was a Joseph Rednap, son of the immigrant 
of that name, he is not to be confounded with Joseph Belknap, 
although some of his appearances before the Court for denying the 
lawfulness of infant baptism have been laid at the door of Joseph 
Belknap. Joseph Rednap married Sarah, dau. of Thomas Lau^gii- 
ton. Samud Belknap's next and apparently last move was to 
Haverhill, Mass., where he took the oatn of alledanoe 28 Nov. 1677, 
and in 1696 he conveyed land there to his sons ESbeneser and Abra- 
ham, one of the deeds being acknowledged by him as late as 31 
Aug. 1731. Seven children recorded, of whom the eldest, Mary, 
was b. 1653, and a son, Abraham, who was b. abt. 1660, was ancestor 
of many of the name in Framingham, Mass. 

iv. Joseph, said to have been bom 1630 (but proof of this statement seems 
lacking); d. 14 Nov. 1712; bur. in King's ChapeL Boston; m. (1) 
bef . 1657/8 Ruth Williams, b. 1638, dau. of Nathaniel and Mary 
of Boston; m. (2) bef. 1668 Ltdia Inoalls, dau. of Francis and 
Mary of Lynn; m. (3) bef. 1670 Hannah Mbaxinb, dau. of Thomas 
and Sarah of Hatfield, whom he survived. He was executor of 
the will of Richard Woodman of Lynn in 1647, was in Boston as 
early as 1658, when he was a member of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Co., and was made a freeman in 1665. Three years later 
he was one of the founders of the Old South Church, and in that 
same year was dismissed to Hatfield. He bought land in Haver- 
hill in 1682, but it does not appear that he ever lived there. His 
will is dated 29 Nov. 1710 and was proved 5 Deo. 1712. At the 
time of his death he was a resident of Boston. Twelve and possibly 
fifteen children, of whom four were bv his first wif e^ one was by hu 
second wife, and seven at least were by his third wife. 

T. John (perhaps a son of Abraham the immi^frant), d. probably «.p. 
The only record of him is found in his deposition, sworn before Rob. 

• This houae is mentioned in the Salem Commoneni' Reoords, 1713-1739: '' Att a 
meeting of the Committee att the Ship Tavern In Salem the first Munday In December 
being the 7th. Day 1713 for to Reoeiue Claims to ye Comon Lands in Salem" there 
were present of the Committee Capt. Samuell Gardner, Capt. Thomas Flint, Capt. 
Walter Price, Capt. Jonathan Putnam, Capt. Peeter Osgood, Col. Samuell Browne, 
Esq., William Hirst, Esq., Josiah Woolcott, Esq., and Maj. Stephen Sewall, Esq., and 
it was "Agreed and Ordered that the Claims be Reoeiued of the Proprietors to the 
Comon Lands in the Towne of Salem And Entered In Two Distinot Colloums one 
Colliim for the Cotteges that was Erected before the year 1661 and the other CoUum 
for those Priuiledged by the Town Vote In 1702." John Simpson presented a claim 
for Belknap's house, whioh is mentioned also in "A list of the owners of houses built 
whioh fall under the law made 1660 whioh prohibits them from ptiveleses in Common 
lands.'! dated 1669. 



1914] English Ancestry of American BeUcnaps 197 

Bridges 27 Mar. 1665 and presented at the Court held at Ipswich 
25 Mar. 1656, that the price of the oxen that WilUam Robinson, in 
the name 6i Mr. Jeffutl, bought of Fransis Inggales was 18 li. 
(Reoords and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, vol. 1, 
p. 417, note.) 
▼L Hannah, d. 21 Nov. 1679; m. 6 Dec. 1663 Christopher Osgood, 
b. 1643, s. of Christopher and Margery (Fowler) of Ipswich, who 
m. three times after Hannah's death. Six children. 

0. Danibl BEim)Fr alias Belknap (Bennet, Richard, T Henry), 
baptized at Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, 2 Nov. 1595, was 
buried at Netteswell, co. Essex, 19 Oct. 1658. He is men- 
tioned in his father's will of 14 Apr. 1623 (vide supra, p. 92), 
and in 1636/7, as Daniell Bellknapp of Netteswell, was 
assessed 5s. 6d. for ship money. (State Papers, Domestic, 
Charles I, vol. 358, in Public Record Office, London.) He 

married Babbara , whom he survived. 

Children: 

L Dandbl, bapt. at Sawbridgeworth 5 Oct. 1634: bur. there 5 June 1063. 

n, HsNBT, of Sawbridgeworth, yeoman, bapt. at Netteswell 14 May 1637; 
bur. at Sawbridgeworth 13 Apr. 1686; m. (1) at GiLston, co. Herts, 
9 Dec. 1661, Euzabbth Dowbbtt, probably a widow (with a son 
Edward), who was bur. at Sawbridgeworth 30 Dec. 1664 [sic, 7 1665] : 
m. (2) at Sawbridgeworth, 19 June 1666, Mabt Pbbt, who survived 
him and was bur. at Sawbridgeworth 18 Nov. 1687. His will m 
dated 10 Apr. 1686 and was proved 19 Oct. 1686. (Vide supra, 
p. 191.) Quldren by first wife: 1. A ChM, d. soon after birth 
and bur. at Sawbridgeworth 6 Apr. 1663. 2. Henry, bapt. at 
Sawbridgeworth 7 May 1664: bur. there 9 Apr. 1686. 3. Elizabeih, 
bapt. at Sawbridgeworth 30 Dec. 1665. Children by second wife, 
bapt. at Sawbridgeworth: 4. James, bapt. 28 S^t. 1667; perhaiM 
the person who was bur. at Sawbridgeworth 20 Nov. 1687. He ia 
mentioned in his father's wilL A child of a James Belknap was bur. 
at Sawbridgeworth 10 Apr. 1695. 5. Daniel, bapt. 17 Mar. 1668/9; 
bur. at Sa^ridgeworth 20 Feb. 1688/9. 6. Mary, bapt. 1 Apr. 1670; 
probably d. bef. 11 Oct. 1681. 7. Samud, bapt. 22 July 1673. 
8. BeneU, bapt. 2 Feb. 1674/5. 9. Abraham, bapt. 24 Jan. 1679/80. 
10. Mary, bapt. 11 Oct. 1681; bur. at Sawbridgeworth 13 Aug. 1704. 

ill. Samuxi^ bapt« at Netteswell 3 Feb. 1639/40; marriage hcence for 
his marriage with Elizabsth Nigholus issued 18 Feb. 1666/7. 

IT. Babba&a, bapt. at Netteswell 9 Nov. 1642. 

7. JosiAB Beltoft alias Belknap (Bennet, Richard, T Henry), 
baptised at Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, 12 Aug. 1599, was 
buried there 3 Apr. 1674. He took part as one of the execu- 
tors in proving his father's will, 15 June 1624. He married 
at Sawbridgeworth, 2 May 1631, Anne Millbs, who was 
executrix of his will and was buried at Sawbridgeworth 
31 Oct. 1683. His will is dated 29 Mar. 1674 and was proved 
12 June 1674. 
Children, baptised at Sawbridgeworth: 

L JosiAS, bapt. 4 Aug. 1632; bur. at Sawbridgeworth 13 July 1656. 
iL Mart, bapt. 4 May 1634; probably d. bef. 29 Mar. 1674, as ahe ia 

not mentioned in her fathers wilL Either die or her sister Grace 

probably married Tliomas Browne, who is called son-in-law in her 

lather's will. 
liL DAiniBL, bapt 17 Jan. 1635/6; bur. at Sawbridgeworth, as ''Daniel 

Belknap of Spelbrooke,"* 2 Sept. 1680; m. Mabt , who as 

* la tha pariah of Sawbridgeworth, 



198 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [April 

executrix proved his will 10 Dec. 1680. She may have been tlie 
Mary Belkni^, widow, who waa bur. at Sawbridgeworth 18 Nor. 
1687 (but vide tupnij 6, ii). No record of children. 

iv. John, bapt. 28 Jan. 1637/8; a beneficiary in the will of his brother 
Daniel, dated 23 Aug. 1680. 

T. James, bapt. 29 Mar. 1640; probably bur. at Sawbridgeworth 20 Nor. 

1687; probably m. Susanna . He is mentioned in his 

father's will, 29 Mar. 1674, and in the will of his brother Daniel, 
23 Aug. 1680. Children, bapt. at Sawbridgeworth: 1. Danid. 
bapt. 19 June 1675; bur. at Sawbridgeworth, as "of SpelllNrooke," 
2 Jan. 1678/9. 2. Susan, bapt. 24 Dec. 1682. 

tL Gbacb^ bapt. 12 F^. 1641/2; probablv d. bef . 29 Mar. 1674, as 
she IS not mentioned in her father's wiU. Either she or her sister 
Mary probably married Thomas Browne, who is called son-in-law 
in her father's wilL 



CONNECTICUT CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS 

Copied by Jobl N. Eno, A.M., of Hartford, Conn. 
WnUNGTON 

WlLLXNGTON HiLL OlD CeMETEBT 
[Continued from vol. 67, page 379] 

Amanda, daughter of Capt. Amos James and Christian his wife who 

died April 28th, 1807 in her 14th year. 
Mr. Amos James who died August 9th, 1807 in the 69th year of his 

age. 
Capt. Amos James • • • died June 22nd, 1813 in the 52nd year of 

his age. 
Mrs. Christian, wife of Capt. Amos James, who died 7th Jany, 1808 

in the 40th year of his age. 
Mrs. Jane, wife of Mr. Amos James who died March 19, 1806 in the 

68th year of her age. 
Albert E. son of Elisha C. & Mary F. Jennings died April 4, 1843. 

Ae. 9 y's & 6 mo's. 
Mrs. Hannah Jennings, wife of Mr. Nathan Jennings died Dec. 25, 

1801 in the 45th year of her age. 
Nathan Jennings, 4th son of Mr. Nathan Jennings died Jan. 31, 1804 

aged 8 months and 6 days. 
Mr. Nathan Jennings died June 12, 1808 in the 82d year of his age. 
Mr. Nathan Jennings died March 20, 1827. Aged 60 years* 
Nathan Jennings died Nov. 4, 1842. Ae. 87. 
Sarah Jennings died Dec. 17, 1860- Ae. 60. 
W'm Jennings died July 1, 1818. Aged 53. 

Anna his wife died Feb. 3, 1868. Aged 90. 
Abel Johnson, Jr. died July 28, 1861. M. 42 3r'r8. 

Sarah G. his wife died Oct. 6, 1890. M. 71 yrs. 

Elisha, their son died July 13, 1863 M. 18 yrs. Member of 
Co. D. 14th Reg. C. V. 
Abel Johnson died April 2nd, 1873. Aged 91. 
Adelaide M. daughter of Wm. C. & Y. E. Johnson died June 13, 1859« 

Ae.l6y'r8. 



1914] Connecticut Cemetery InscriptioM 199 

Clarissa Louisa Manning, wife of Legrand Johnson. Bom May 21, 

1840. Died Jan. 15, 1911. 
Deborah, wife of Abel Johnson died Oct. 14, 1857 aged 77. 
Dwight Henry, only son Of Wm. C. & V. E. Johnson died Dec. 26, 

1857. Ae. 12 y's 9 mo's 8 d's. 
Elisha Johnson, Esq. departed this life Febry 26th, A.D. 1813 in his 

65th year. 
Eliza, daughter of Mr. Abel, jr. & Mrs. Deborah Johnson died Feb. 6, 

1818. Ae. 2 yrs. 
Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Johnson & daughter of Ralph Cummings 

bom in Durham, Eng. March 17, 1818, died in Willington, Ct. 

Dec. 17, 1872. 
Mrs. Eunice, wife of Capt. Abel Johnson (daughter of Mr. Stephen 

Merick) who died July 10th, 1802 in ye 52d year of her age. 
Eunice, daughter of Mr. Abel, jr. & Mrs. Deborah Johnson died 

Sept. 21, 1805. Ae. 20 mo. 
Hannah, daughter to Mr. Daniel & Mrs. Phebe Johnson who died 

Sept. 1796 in ye 2d year of her age. 
Mr. James Johnson, son of Mr. William & Mrs. Ruth Johnson • • • 

who died Novr 23, 1759 in ye 18th year of his Age. 
Capt. John Johnson who died Sept. 22, 1826. Aet. 81. 
Josephine C. Sparks, wife of W. Johnson died Aug. 29, 1854 aged 

23 3r'rs. 
L^rand Johnson, bom June 24, 1844, died Jan. 25, 1902. 
Departed this Life 17 May, 1772, Lucy Johnson, Daur of Mr. Wm. & 

Mrs. Ruth Johnson. Aet. 40. 
Marcus Johnson died Aug. 27, 1852. Aged 42. 
Mrs. Miranda Johnson died Jan. 25, 1857, aged 82. 
Mr. Ralph Johnson died Oct. 6, 1826. Ae. 28. 
Mr. Samuel Johnson who died August ye 27th, A.D. 1807 in the 72nd 

year of his age. 
Samuel Johnson died March 22, 1843 aged 92. 
Sarah, wife of Capt. John Johnson, who died Oct. 2, 1822. Aet. 77. 
Mrs. Sarah, wife of Mr. Saml Johnson died Oct. 11, 1826. Ae. 68. 
Thomas Johnson died May 30, 1870. Ae. 55. 
Truman, son of Mr. Abel, jr. & Mrs. Deborah Johnson died Feb. 11, 

1822. Ae. 15. 
Truman Johnson died Nov. 30, 1851 aged 29 years. 

Emily Frances Johnson, his wife died April 21, 1895, aged 69 
years. 
Velona E. wife of W^- ^* Johnson died June 9, 1899. Aged 81. 
Mr. William Johnson, who died June 22, 1774. Ae. 75. 
Wm. C. Johnson died Oct. 13, 1869. Aged 54. 
Mrs. Susannah, reUct of Mr. Simiuel Johnston deceased. She died 

April ye 24th, A.D. 1810 m the 76th year of her age. 
William Jones, Co. D. 21 Regt. Conn. Vols. Died June 6, 1875. Age 

60. 
Daniel G. Keith who died Feb. 17, 1833, aged 31 years. 
Jane D. Kellogg, bom June 11, 1834, died Feb. 1, 1907. Aged 72 

years 7 mos. 
Simeon [7] M. KendaU died April 4, 1836. M. 43 Y's. 




200 Proceedings of the N. E. Hid. Oen. Society [April 

Etta A. King died Dec. 8, 1904. Aged 69. 

Maria Kingsbury, wife of Dea. Raosom Kingsbury died May 24, 

1834. iE.40. 
Martin Knight died Aug. 10, 1870. Aged 32. 
Polly, wife of Alpheus Knight died June 26, 1873. Ae. 74. 
Jennie, wife of Lewis W. Ladd died July 24, 1870. Aged 27. 
Mr. Elias Lee died Feb. ye 23d, 1795 in ye 72d year of his age. 
Elias, son of Mr. Quartus & Keziah Lee who died April 30th, 1800. 

Aged two years. 
John Francis, only son of Edward & Mary E. Lee, died Sept. 26, 1851. 

Ae. 10 y'rs. 
Mr. Josiah Lee . . . departed this Life April ye 15th A.D. 1761 

in ye 25th year of his age. 
Mrs. Kezia Lee, relict of Mr. Elias Lee who died April 26th, 1807 in 

the 91st year of her age. 
Mrs. Keziah, wife of Mr. Quartus Lee who died July 6th, 1813, aged 

35 years. 
Roxena, daughter of Mr. Quartus & Mrs. Keziah Lee, who died Oct. 

31st, 1812, aged 3 years & U months. 

[To be continued] 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

By John Albrbb, Recording Secretary 

BoaUm, MauackuietU, S December 191$. A stated meeting of the Society was 
held in wMer Hall, 9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 p.m., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the November meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Librarian, Corresponding Secreti^, Historian, ana Council were accepted. 

The report of tne Nominating Conmiittee was accepted. 

The President appointed as auditors Henry Fuller Tapley and William Streeier 
Richardson. 

Six corresponding members and twelve resident members were elected by 
ballot. 

The paper of the afternoon was by Melville C. Freeman of the Ro^ury High 
School, and was entitled W<uHngton, the Father qf the Nation, Mr. Freeman 
spoke of the results of the study of Washington and of his remarkable traits, his 
setf-foreetfulnesB,* the unusual combination of hmniiity and confid^ioe, the 
marvellous power of his personality, his well-developed sense of humor, his calm- 
ness under the virulent attacks of political enemies, and of the significance and 
practical application of his test question, "Is this right?'' 

After remarks by President Baxter and Mr. James H. Stark the meeting ad- 
journed, and coffee was served by ladies in Martha Washington costume. 

7 January 1914, A stated meetmg of the Society was held in Wilder Hallt 
9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 p.m.. President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the Decemb^ meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, and Council were accepted. 

By request the report of the Nominating Committee, accepted at the Deoom- 
ber meetmg, was read. 

Fifteen resident members were elected by ballot. 

Rev. Daniel Goodwin, D.D., of East Greenwich, R. I., read a paper on BoH^f 
PkuUation Life in Narraganaettf in which he told of the life as it was m preJlsfVO* 



.j^ 



1914] Notes 201 

lutionaxy tunes on the western shore oi Narragansett Bay, where estates of 
th o usan d s of acres in extent were owned by individual prc^rietors and were 
eulthrated largely by slave labor. The social and economic results of these con- 
ditions were described, and many interesting incidents were related. 
After adjournment oo£fee and wigs wa« served. 

4 February. The annual meeting to the Sodetv was held this day, for a report 
of ^diich see the Supplement to the present number of Uie Rbqistbb. 

4 March, A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, at 2.30 p.m. In the absence of President Baxter, John Carroll 
Chase, Vice-President for New Hampshire, presided. 

The minutes of the January and February meetings were iqpproved, and the 
reports of the Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, Historian, and Council were 
accepted. 

£ight resident members were elected by ballot. 

Mrs. Augusta R. Brigham of Maiden read a paper entitled The Maeeaere ai 
Laneaeter arui the Story of Mrs, RowlandaoUf which was a recital of the terrible 
experiences in the Indian assault at Lancaster in 1076, e^>ecially those of the 
Rowlandeon family, an account of which, several times reprinted, Mrs. Rowland- 
son " wrote by her own hand." 

Rev. William Copley Winslow. D.D., after stating his appreciation of the pi4>ar 
and of the winning and sympatnetic maimer in wmch the storv was told by the 
q)eaker, moved an expression of thanks to Mrs. Brigham, and it was so voted. 



NOTES 

It havinff oome to the attention of this Society that certain 
penealogists and publishers have used the name of the Society 
in connection with their own enterprises, the Society again de- 
sires to state that it has NO ff enealofirical representatives in this 
country or in England, nor is it in any 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, however, 
that although the Society has no official representative in Eng- 
land the Committee is employing Miss French for a part of her 
time as a searcher of records there along special lines for the 
benefit of the Reqistbr. 

RoBBirr Cross, Sb., op Ipswich, Mass. — In the office of the clerk of the 
Supreme Judicial Court in Boston, in a volume of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 
fo. 85, is preserved the original manuscript of a deposition by Robert Cross, Sr.. 
of Ipswicn, Mass., made 5 Dec. 1693, which was probably at one time included 
amcmg the papers in the suit of Robo-t CrooB. Sr., v, John Bumham, Jr., for the 
recovery of 30 acres of land in Ipswich. This case was tried in the Inferior 
Court at Ipswich in June 1093 and in May 1694, and the jury returned a verdict 
lor the plaintiff. The defendant appealed to the higher court at Boston, and 
in kyt, 1695 the verdict in the lower court in favor of the plaintiff was upheld. 
Of the main question involved in the case, which is numbered 3138, nothing need 
be said; but m the forty odd folios of manuscript several items of interest may 
be found which add to our information about the pioneers of Ipswich and the 
metes and bounds of town grants on the east and south side of the Chebacoo 
Bhrer, within the limits of the present town of Essex. 

The statement of Robert Cross, Sr., is as follows: 

Robert Cross Sen' appeared & produced a Catalogue an accoimt of ye birth 
ol his Children to which ne gave oth, that it was Entered in ye Days of ye birth 
01 theni* 

In which is Thus Written 
Robert k Anna Cross was married ye 20^ August in ve year 1635. 
Elisabeth Cross was bom ye 4 of August 1636 it being the 5^ day of the wedc. 




202 Notes [AprU 

Mary Ctobb was born ye 14 of June it being ye 4^ day of ye week in ye y 
1640. 

Martha Cross was bom ye 15^ day of March. It being ye second day of 
ye week in ye year 1643. 
Jurat. Decor ye S^ 1693 Before Thomas Wade Justice of Peace. 
From this statement the date of the marriage of Robert Cross, Sr.. is learned, 
though not the maiden name of his wife. Of the daughters named aoovei EHisfr- 
beth married William Nelson, Martha married William Dirkee, and Ma;^ mar- 
ried Ephraim Herrick of Salem. In the papers concerning this case are deposi- 
tions by the daughters Elizabeth and Martha, and also by the sons of Robert 
Cross, Sr., viz., Robert, aged 52 years in 1695, and Stephen, aged 48 years in 
1695. Robert Cross, Sr^ was aged 70 years in 1682. Among oQiers who made 
depositions were Lieut. John Andrews, aged 72 years in 1693, who styles Robert 
Cross, Sr., '*my brother,'' and Walter Fairchild, aged 62 years, who deposes 
concerning Mary Herrick, the daughter of Robert Cross, Sr. Robert Cross, Sr., 
declares: I am the anaentest man and first Proprietor that ever lived on the 
South side of Chebacco river." To his declaration is attached his autograph. 
In 1695 he would have been 83 years old. Just why his deposition does not 
include the birth dates of the sons Robert and Stephen and others who are 
strongly thought to be his children is not clear, but misdit perhaps be revealed 
by a more thorough investigation among the court records of Salem and Boston. 
Tnis case furnishes to the historians of Ipswich and Essex interesting material 
for study concerning the immigrant ancestor of the Cross family. 

SomerviUe, Mom. Anson TrruB. 

Parker-Mavsrick. ^ Rev. James Parker was of Dorchester, Mass., perhaps 
as earlv as 1630. He was freeman in 1634, removed to Weymouth, Mass., and 
from there was a deputy to the General Court, 1639-1642. Winthrop says: 
'' Those of the lower part of the river Piscataquack invited one Mr. James Parker 
of Weymouth, a godly man and a scholar, one who had been many years a deputy 
for the public court, to be their minister." (Wi.nthrop's New England, vol. % 
p. 93.) In a list headed '' Gifts bestowed on the Colony since 1634," Winthrop 
names " Mr. Parker, of Weymouth, his brother, £300, £50 to Mr. Parker and 
Mr. Stone their disposing." (76., vol. 2, p. 342.) 

From Portsmoutn James Parker removed to Barbados, whence he wrote a 
letter to Gov. Winthrop under date of 24-4th 1646: "We got well to this island 
of Barbados through grace. . . I am here engaged topreacn only for the present. 
... I have yet sent for my wife to me, in the midst of these great distrac- 
tions. . . . Whether I shall return for New England I know not. Onl]^ this. 
I thinks I shall." (Hutchinson Papers, vd. 1, p. 175.) A letter from Buchard 
Vines, dated Barbados, 16 July 1647, reads: 'Mr. Parker with his wife and 
family are well seated in a good plantation of 20 acres, besides a good stipend and 
many good guifts, well approved of in his function, opposed by none, unless by 
antinomians and such like." (/&., vol. 1. p. 222.) 

Savage states that James Parker died m 1666, while on a visit to BostoiL 
This is an error. He died at Barbados in 1652, and his will was proved by his 
widow Mary, who was a daughter of Rev. John Maverick of Dorchester. An 
abstract of this will follows: 

The Will of James Parkkr, Clarke, 21 August 1648. To my son John Parker 
£5, and after my debts are paid the remainder of my estate is to be divided into 
three equal shares, one third to my wife Mary Parker, the other two thirds to 
my children Asricam, James, Thomas, Fearnot, and Mary Parker. Mv wife ti 
to sell all mjr property, and she and my children are to go to New England and 
there to fulfu my will as abovesaid. My wife Mary Parker, sole executor. Mr. 
Richard Gregory and Mr. Richard Vines, executors in Barbados, and my Bros. 
Mr. Elias Maverick and Mr. Moyses Maverick, executors in New England. 
Witness: W™ Gregory, aged 46 years. Entered 26 August 1652. (Barbados 
Probate Records.) 

The James Parker who died in Boston in 1666 was a son of Rev. James Parker. 
Administration on his estate was panted 13 Dec. 1666 to Mr. Moses Maverick, 
"his uncle.'' (Suffolk Probate Files, 419.) There were several depodtions 
made in connection with the settlement of his estate. John Dempster of Bar* 



1914] Notes 203 

bftdoB deposed "that he very well knew James Parker late of this Island of Bar- 
bados, brother of ffeamot Peamell, who some time before his y« s<i James Parkers 
laet goeing of this Island i being then bound of for New England did say that he 
was very much behdding to his brother Pearnell & his wife who had done for 
him in londness more like a father & mother than a brother in law & sister. And 
did therefore say that in regard of their great ciyilityes to him that when he dyed 
thev his brother & sister should have all he had in y« world." (lb,: also Bar- 
bados Probate Records.) Depositions to the same enect were ntiade by Edward 
Lillie of Boston, at whose house James Parker died, and Nathaniel Grafton, 
who married Elisabeth, daughter of Moses Maverick, and died at Barbados in 
167a 

'Administration on the estate of Mr. James Parker was granted at Barbados 
8 Feb. 1666 [1666/7] to <'Capt. John Parnell who married his sister." John 
Pamell and Feamot Parker were married in the parish of St. John, 19 Mar. 
1660 (1660/1). 

Asricam Parker, "formeriy of New England, now of Barbados," was in 1663 
master of the "Ketch Kindred," of which James Parker, Christopher Coddins- 
ton, Ferdinando Gorges, and others, all of Barbados, were owners. (Suffolk 
Court Files, 406, 612.) 

Cambridge, Man^ Vibginia Hall. 

RocHESTBB (N. H.) VrrAL Statibtigb. ^ In a notebook kept by Rev. James 
M. Palmer of Rochester, N. H., which is entitled "Memorandum of the Congt 
Church in Rochester N. H., Commencing May 1858. Ending July 10. 1864 — /' 
and is now in the possession of his son, the writer of this note, are to be found 
various entries of marriages, funerals, and a few other matters, which are not 
preserved in t^ records o^ the Congregational Church in Rochester of which 
Mr. Palmer was pastor. The record of thirty-two marriages solemnized by 
Bifr. Palmer is given, pages 105-109 of the book containing twenty of these entries 
and pages 102-104 containing the remaining twelve marriages. These marriage 
records, beginning on page 105, are as follows: 

1858. July 18. Mr. Everitt Parsons, of Rochester Miss Susan Hilton of do. 

Fee $2. Rt<i 
1858 Sept 20. Mr. Geo. R. Davis of New Market Miss Hattie F Ellison of 

Portsmouth. N. H. Fee. $3. — Rtd 
1858. Sept. 24. Mr. Lewis H. Crockett of Rochester N. H. & Miss Meroy 

Henderson of the same (Gonic.) F 2.00 Rt^ 

1858 Oct 5. Mr Geo. C. Peavey Strafford A Miss Sarah C. Tebbets Rochester 
N. H. Fee $5. Rt<i 

1858. Oct. 0. Mr William Nye Hastings of Boston to Miss Mary Elixa^i^ 
Page of Rochester N. H. Fee $5. — Rt^ 

1858. Dec 25. Mr Chas. A. Qoutman & Miss Ellen A. Dearbon both of 
Middleton N. H. Fee $2.00 Rt<i 

1859 Jan. 25. Mr Samuel Marsden & Miss Mary C. Libbey both of Roches- 
ter N. H. Fee S3. Rtd 

1859 Jan 31. M' Jno. C. Pike of Milton & Miss Almira C. Whitehouse of 

Middleton N. H. — Fee Sl.OO — Rtd 
1859 March 30. M' Ira M. Wentworth To Miss Mary H. Place both of 

Rochester N. H. Fee $2} (gold) Returned Ma. 31. 
1859 Apr. 7. Mr Marvin Baker of Norwalk Ohio k Mrs. Dolly M. Tuttle of 

Rochester N. H. Fee $3.00 Returned. 
1859 May 24. Mr James L. Hayes of Rochester N. H. & Miss Lydia J. 

Butler of Dover N. H. — Fee $3. Rt^ — * 

8e^ 6. Mr. Sewall Gowall k Lydia T. Wingate both of Rochester. N H — 

Fee $2.00 Rt<i 
1850. Oct.* 3.t Mr. Samuel ^illey of Laconia N. H. & Miss Sarah A. Went- 

worth of Conway N. H. — Fee $1.00 — Rtd — 

1859. Oct. 20. Mr William H. Allen & Miss Lydia J. Flagg — both of Rochee- 
ter. Fee $3.00 — Rtd Apr 1860 

Nov. 24 1859. Mr O. B. Otis of Rochester ft Miss Hannah C. Worster of 
Rochester N. H. Fee $2.00 Rtd apr 1860 

* Get. over Sept. f 3 over 4. 



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1859 Nov 29. Mr Edward Sawyer A Miss Frances P. Eelley both of Roches- 
ter N. H. — Fee. $5. — Rtn<i — apr 1860. 

1860 Feb 21. — Mr Cha^ H. Hurd of Alton Sarah H. Websto* of Woifboro' 
N. H.— Fee. 2. Rtnd — Apr 1860 — 

1860 July 7. Mr Daniel L. Perkins & Miss S. IssabeUa Wentworth both of 
Dover N. H. — Fee $10. — Rtd 

1860 Nov. 20. Mr. Willian Whitehouse & Mn. Betsey Watson both of 
Rochester N. H. Fee. $1.00 Rt<l 

1861. Jan. 17. Mr. Edwin Wallace & Mrs. Mary R Wallace both of Rochester. 

N. H. Fee $5.00 — Rtd 
1861. Jan. 31. Mr. Frank J. Tucker A Miss Mary Jane TutUe both of Roche»> 

terN.H.— Fee $3.00 Red 

1861 Feb 18. Mr William Bocock of Great Falls ft Mrs Agnes Hoy of 
Berwick Me. Fee $3.25 Rc<l 

1861. Ma. 2. Mr Lafayette Wigipn A Was Addie R. Kunball, both of Roches- 
ter N. H Fee $5.00 Red 

1861 Ma 25. Mr. John F. Chamberlain ft Miss Harriet N. Corson both of 
Lebanon Me. Fee $2. Red 

1861 Apr 22. Mr. Jno W. Hurd ft Miss Martha M. Foss. both of Rochester. 
' N H. Fee $2. — 

1861. June 10. Mr Elbridge W. Howard ft Miss SaralS E. Howard. — both 
of Rochester N. H. Fee $.75 

1862 Ma 11. Mr Thos. Jones of Amesbury Mass. ft Mrs Mary Eanney of 
Rochester N. H. Fee $1.00. 

1862. Apr. 16. M' Hu-am M. Sanborn ft Miss Ellen Henderson both of 
Rochester N. H. Fee $2. — 

1862. Aug 7. Mr. Levi L. Gray of Strafford N. H. ft Mrs. Lucy Home of 
Rochester N. H. Fee $2.00 — 

Nov. 12. 1862 Mr Wm H. Dame and Miss Nancy R Witham — th former 
of Rochester, ft th latter of Mttton N. H. — Fee $1. — 

1862 Dec 9. Mr. T. A. Pickering of N. Y. to Miss Sarah M. Carter of Roches- 
ter N. H. Fee $10.— 

1862 Dec. 1& Mr. Orlando M. Moulton of Gilford N. H. ft Miss Mary J. 
Curtis of Brookfield N. H. — Fee $2. — 
WirUhrop, Mobb. Wiluam Lmoour Pauixb. 



Historical Intblugbncb 

Rbcobdb or Woodstock, Conn. — Wade Eeyes, Esq., of Boston, writes to 
the editor that in the office of the town clerk of Chester, Vt, there is preserved 
what appears to be an original proprietors' record of the town of New Rozbury 
(now Woodstock). Conn. This rec(»-d now serves as a binder for the orimnal 
proprietors' record of Chester, and consists of a flexiUe front cover followed by 
seven leaves of rec<nxls and a flexible back cover preceded by six leaves of records. 
Lots numbered from 1 to 49. inclusive, were assigned on 28 Aug. 1686 to persons 
whose names are given. There were Chandlers among the emy proprietors of 
Woodstock, and there were Chandlers among the early proprietors of Chester, 
and these facts may perhaps account for the appearance of the Connecticut 
record in Vermont. Chester was formerlv called New Flamstead, and the 
earliest meetings of its proprietors were held at Worcester, Mass., in 1762. 



Early Bohkmian Settlers in America. — Thomas Cai)ek, Esq., of First 
Avenue and 74th Street, New York City, is preparing a historv of the early 
Bohemian immigration to America^ and will be gjaa to hear from those who have 
information to impart on that subject. 



Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
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of birth, mairia^y raddenoe, and death. All names should be given in fuU if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Bdnap, — Gilber^ bom at Port Hope, Ontario, Canada, 22 Dec 1821, died 
«t Hooper, Weber Co., Utah, 26 Feb. 1899, a descendant of Abraham Belknap 
who died at Salem, Mass., in 1643, by Hyrum Belnap, Ogden, Weber Co., Utah. 

Talboi. — Roger, of Boston, mariner, bom probably in London. Endand, about 
1687^ married in Boston, 23 Apr. 1713, died at sea, after 1723, by Mra. Lora A. 
W. Underbill, 16 Beals Street, Brookline, Mass. 

Tnaahie. — Marie, of Boston, 1724, mariner, bom probablv in London, 
England, died, probably in Boston, about 1733-34, and Thomas, of Boston, 1707, 
mariner, bom probably in Eng^d, by Mrs. Lora A. W. Underbill, 16 Beals 
Street, Brookline, Mass. 



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January issue, books should be received by Nov. 1 ; for April, by Feb. 1 ; for JtUy, by 
May 1; and for October, by July 1.] 

GENEALOGICAL 

Chaae cenealogj. The Chase Chronicle, vol. 4, nos. 1-4. n. p. January, 
April, JuW. and October, 1913. 52 p. il. 8** Price $1.00 a year. Address 
James F. Cnase, 159 Devonshire St., Boston, Mass. 

Clemens genealogy. The Clemens family chronology, 1610-1912. First 
edition. New York. William M. Clemens, publisher, 45 and 49 William St., 
1914. 66p.8** • 

ConUhig genealogy. The Conklings m America. Washington, D. C, Charles 
H. Potter A Co., Inc., 1913. 132 p. pi. 12** 

Copeland genealogy. Copeland genealogy [records of the family of Rev. 
Jonathan Copeland]. By Charles Fmney Copeland. n. p. 1914. 12 p. 4"* 

Cross genealogy. My children's ancestors, data concerning about four hundred 
New England ancestors of the children of Roselle Theodore Cross and his wife. 
Emma Asenath (Bridgman) Cross, also names of many ancestors in j^gland, ana 
descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Cross's grandparents, Theodore and Susannah 
(Jackman) Cross, Samuel and Lois (Temple) Murdodc, Noah and Isenath 
(Judd) Bridgman, Jacob and Lydia (Slack) Daggett, with an introductory essay 
on genealogy, and an appendix of miscellanies. By Rev. R[oBelle] T[heodore] 
Croes. Twmsburg, Ohio, 1913. 212 p. chart pi. por. S"* 

Dew^ genealoor* Our birthright of kinship with distinguished descendants 
of the immigrant Thomas Dewey who settled at Windsor, Conn., in 1633, and 
many notabls non-Dew^ ancestors^ containing an abstract of ancestry for the 
founder of this lega^. The whole vitalised by instantaneous keys to all relation- 
ships. By Walter £. Dewey. Philadielphia, Pa., cl913. 32 p. 4"* 

Dewey genealogy. Prosi)ectus of the first abstract genealogy, concentrated 
interest and value. Our birthright of kinship with distingui&ed descendants 
of the immigrant Thomas Dewey who settled at Windscy, Conn., in 1633, and 
numy notable non-Dewey ancestors, containing an abstract of ancestry for the 
founder of this legacy. The whole vitalized by instantaneous keys to all rela- 
tionships. By Walter E. Dewey. Philadelphia, Pa., cl913. [1] + 32 + [2] p. 
4* 

Pi^ genealogy. One branch of the Fay family tree, an account of the ancestors 
and descendants of William and Elizabeth Fay of Westboro, Mass. and Marietta, 
Ohio. By George Henry Johnson. Columbus, Ohio, The Champlin Ptess, 1913. 
130 p. por. 8* 




206 Recent Books [April 

Fdlaom genealogy. Reoordfl, fifth annual reunion of the descendants of the 
immigrant, John F^som, Exeter, N. H., August 27, 1913. n. p. n. d. 24 p. iL 8* 



Fox genealMgr. Fox Family News. VoL 2, nos. 1-6. n. p. Published by 
Society of the Descendants of Norman Fox, 1013. 28 + [4] p. il. 8*" An Index 
to vols. 1 and 2 will be found at the end of vol. 2. Price $2.00. Address Howard 
Fox, M.D., 616 Madison Ave., New York City, N. Y. 

Giant genealogy. The 306th anniversary of the birth of Matthew Grant, 
October ^, 1601. Roxirt of the fifth reunion of the Grant Family Association 
at Windsor and Hartford, Conn., October 28, 1907. Edited by Frank Grant. 
Westfieki, Mass., 1908, printed in 1913. 31 p. pi. por. S"* 

Hale genealc^. The descendants of Thomas Hale of Delaware with an 
account of the jRunison, Green [and Streets] families. By Thomas Hale Streets. 
Philadelphia, Pa., published by the author, 1913. 116 p. por. 12"* 

Johnson genealogy. Gi^it. Edward Johnson, paternal and maternal ancestry, 
1500-1913. By Byitm Berkeley Johnson. Waltham, Mass., 1913. 4 p. S"* 

Kett genealogy. The pedi^pee of Kett of Wymondham. co. Norfolk, 1180- 
1913, shewing the ancestry, kmdred, and descendants of Robert, William, and 
Thomas Kett, leaders of the Rebellion in East Anglia, 1549, and of Francis Kett, 
the Martyr, burnt at the stake at Norwich Castle. 1589. By George Kett, J.P. 
Cambridge, 1913. n. p. fcsm. geneaL tab. il. 4** oblong. 

Palmer genealogy. Ancestral chart of William Lincoln Palmer. [By William 
Lmcoln Pahner.] Chart. [Boston, 1914.] Published by the author, W. L. 
Palmer, 9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 

Pierson genealogy. A tribute [a genealogical notice of Abraham Pierson]. 
By Cora Pierson Hopkins. Topeka, Crane & Co., 1913. 71 p. fcsm. pL por. 12* 

Rejrnolds eenealoggr. Twentynsecond annual reunion of The Reynolds Family 
Association held at Boston, Mass., August 20, 1913. n. p. n. d. 28 p. por. 8" 

Thome genealogy. Eight generations from William Thome of Dorsetshire, 
Eng., and Lynn, Mass. £^ Joseph Middleton and Alan McLean Taylor. Pri« 
vately printed. [Boston, Mass., T. R. Marvin & Son] 1913. 10 p. 8' 

Thome genealogy. Genealogical record of John Thome, also the direct 
descendtots of James Thome and Hannah Brown of Salisbury, Mass.. and King)»- 
ton, N. H., also the families connected by marriage. Compiled by Edmund 
Dana Barbour, 1900, for John Calvin Thome. [Concord, N. H., Ira C. Evans 
Co.] 1913. 62 p. pi. por. 8** Ptepared, enlarged, and published by Mr. Thome, 
1913. 

BIOGRAPHICAL 

Mendoza, Garcia Hurtado de, joumaL Observaciones acerca del viaje de D. 
Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza a las provincias de los Coronados y Ancud. Por 
Tomia Thayer Ojeda. Publicado en la " Revista " de la Sociedad Chilena de 
Historia y Geogreifa. — Tomo VII. Santiago de Chile, Imprenta Universitaria, 
Bandera 130, 1913. 61 p. 4"* 

Parker, Biadstreet. biography. Great grandfather's clock at the old Parker 
homestead, Bradford, Mass., 1760. By W[illiam] Thornton Parker, M.D., 
Northampton, Mass., 1913. 10 + [1] p. pi. por. 8"* 

Rfos. Fernando Antonio de los, diary. Diario del doctor don Fernando An* 
tonio de los Rfos, 176&-1773. Publicado en la " Revista Chilena de Historia y 
Geografla," tomo VI. By Tomda Thayer Ojeda. Santiago de Chile, Imprenta 
Universitaria, Bandera 130, 1913. 65 p. 8** 

Waters, Henry FitzGilbert, memoir. The discoverer of John Harvard, Henry 
FitsGilbert Waters, H. C, 1855. By Edwin Hale Abbot, 1855, and WiUiam 
Roscoe Thayer, 1881. n. p. [1913]. p. 234-240, por. 8'' Reprinted from the 
Harvard Graduates' Magazine, vol. 22, Dec, 1913 —no. 86. 

Waters, Henry FitzOilbert, memoir. Memoir of Henry FitsGilbert Waters 
A.M. Boston^ published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society al 
the Robert Henry Eddv Memorial Rooms, 1914. 17 p. fcsm. por. 8^ Re- 
printed from Rboistbb for January, 1914. 



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BMmrd CoUege, Gabs of 1873. The ninth report of the secretary of the Class 
of 1873, Harvard College, Commencement, 1913. Boston, The Rockwell & 
ChurdiUl Prees, 1013. 63 p. S*" 

Harrard College, Gass of x8o8. Quindeoennial report n. p. June 1913. 
21 + 632 p. por. 8* 

Tale Universily, Gass of 1885. Quarter-centenary record of the Class of 1885, 
Yale Univttsity, covmng the thirty-one years from its admission into the aca- 
demic department, 1881-1912. Published for the Class. Boston, Mass., The 
Fort Hffl Preas, 1913. 7 + 426 p. iL pi. por. 8* 

Tale UniversitF, Sheffield Sdentiflc SchooL Decomial record of the Class of 
1903, Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University. By Vasa K[erby] Bracher, 
class secretary, assisted by the Class Secretaries Bureau. New Haven, Conn., 
pubUshed for the class, 1913. 198 + [1] p. iL pL por. 8"" 

HISTORICAL 

(a) GSNSRAL 

Amefican Revohstioii, messengers. Four mounted messengers of the Revolu- 
tion, Paul Revere, William Dawes, Marinus WiUett, Thomas Lamb. By William 
Olgilvie], Comstock. Brookline, Mass., 1913. 24 p. fcsm. pL 8"* 

F^wr imd At meetiiv of the Brookline Historicia Sooiety, April 19, 1011. 

Andent and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. The 274th 
annual record of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Coix^)any of Massachusetts, 
1911-1912. Smnon by Rev. R. Perry Bush, D.D. Norwood Press, Norwood, 
Blaas., 1913. 163 p. pL por. 8^ 

Chile, oonmierors. Los conquistadores de Chile. Por Tomfa Tha yer Ojed a. 
Tomo 3. Publicado en loe Anales de la Universidad, tomos CXXX a CXXjCU. 
Santbgo de Chile, Imprenta, Litografia i Encuademacion [Barcelona], 1913. 
295 p. 4'' 

Cosmectictit, history. List of Congregational ecclesiastical societies established 
in Connecticut before October 1818 with their changes. Published by the Con- 
necticut Historical Society. Hartford, 1913. 35 p. 8"* 

Bases County, Mass., Indian land titles. The Indian land titles of Essex 
County, Mass. By Sidney Perley. Salem, Mass., Essex Book and Print Club, 
1912. 144 p. fcsm. mi^ pL por. 8^ 

Maisachnaetts, record commissiQner. Twenty-sbcth r^x>rt of the commis- 
sioner of pubtic records. 1913. By Henry E[mestl Woods. Boston, Wright ft 
Potter Prmting Co., 1914. 8 p. 8^ 

Masaadrosetts Volunteers, 39th regiment, history. The 39th regiment Massa- 
chusetts Volunteers. 1862-1865. By Alfred S. Roe. Regimental Committee 
on History, John n. Dusseault, Chairman: J. Fred. Leslie, Secretary; George 
F. Moses, TreaflDurer; John F. Locke, William P. Brown, Milton F. Roberts, 
Channing Whittaker. Worcester, Mass., published by the Regimental Veteran 
AsBOciation, 1914. 493 p. fcsm. pL por. 8^ 

New Hampshire, epitaphs. Gravestone inscriptions gathered by the OM 
Burial Grounds Committee of the Naticmal Societ]^ of the Cobnial Dames of 
America in State of New Hampdtdre. By Mrs. Jooah Carpenter. Cambridge, 
Riverside Prees, 1913. 63 p. 12^ 

Some colonial eatapha wffl be found ot the foUowing piMee: Bedfoid. Bethlehem. Oh ee te r, 
Chic he ef e r , Deny, Dorer. Epaom. Baelar, Hampton, Keene. Lo n dond ei ry, Manoheater, Naahna, 
FStldMd. and PortamoutL 

Rhode Island, history. The seal, the arms, and the flag of Rhode Island. 
Bv Howard M[illar] Chapin. Providence, printed for the Society, 1913. 16 p. 

War of xSxa, Massachusetts Militia, records. Records of the Massadiusetts 
Volunteer Mihtia called out by the Governor of Massachusetts to suppress » 
threatened invasion during the War of 1812-14. Published by Bng.-Geo. 
Gardner W. Pearson. Boston, Wright dc Potter Printing Co., 1913. 15-H48p.F* 



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db) Local 

Andorer (Mass.) Ministerial Asaodttian. Andover MinMierial Aaaooialioii, 
150tli aimivenarv. Fin^ Congregational Qiarch, Lowdl, Oct 7, 1913. Hia- 
torical alcetch. Bv Ee^. G. C. Carpenter. Printed by TOte of the AaKMaation, 
n. p. n. d. 23 p. S* 

Baltimore, Md^ First Presbyterian Chorcli. . A bnei history of the First 
Presbyterian diurdi of Baltimore. Compiled miider direction of its Sesrion and 
Committee for Publication on its 150th anniyersary. By William B^ynolda. 
Baltimore, 1913. 124 p. por. S"" 

Barnstable and Taxmontli, Maas., hMorf. Barnstable and Tarmonth sea 
caiptaine and ship owners. By Francis William Sprague. List of sailings frcMn 
New Enc^btfid to San Francisco, 1849-1856. By Leavitt ^)ragi]e. |T. E. Mar- 
Tin & toiy Boston, Blaas.] Privately printed, 1913. 

Brockton, Maas., Public library. Addresses ddivered at the laying of the 
comer stone, Blay 15, 1912 and the dedication. Jmie 10, 1913 of the Public 
Library building, Brockton, Mass. Brocktcm, Mass., Standard Printing Co.« 
1913. 32p.pL8* 

Cambridge. Maas., vital records. Vital records of Cambridge, Mass., to the 
y^ 1850, VOL 1, births. By Thomas W[illiams] Baldwin. Bo^on, Mass., 1914. 

GfanviU^ Maas., vital records. Vital records of Granville, Mass., to the year 
1850. Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society at the Robert 
Henry Eddy Memorial Rooms at the charge of the Eiddy Town-Record Fund. 
Boston, Mass., 1914. 236 p. 8^ 

Hhigham, Mass., history. Names of tax payers of Hinghaqi, MaasaohusettB, 
1711. From the orimal manuscript in the possession of Frank De Wette 
Andrews. Vineland, N. J., privately printed, 1913. 10 p. 8** 

Los Angeles, CaL, history. Commemorative of the official opening, the Los 
Angdes Aqueduct and Exposition Park, Noven]^>er 5 and 6, 1913. Cramlimenta 
of The Los Angeles Celebration Comnussion. Designed, compiled, and written 
by F. B. Davison, n. p. ol913. n. p. 4^ 

Lynn, Mass., Bssez Trust Company. Essex Trust Company, Lynn. Mass.^ 
1814-1914, an historical sketch of the bsnk, for its centennial year. By EDea 
Mudge BurrilL n. p. fcsm. pL 4^ 

Lynn, Mass., history. Historic priorities in Lynn, an address jriven at the 
dedication of the Society House, Lynn Historical Society, October 9, 1913. By 
Cfharks] J[ei)tha] H[iU] Woodbury. I^nn, Mass., 1913. 37 p. 8"" R^rinted 
from the Register of the Society^ vol. 17. 

New Bedford, Mass., history. The presentation of the whaleman statue to 
the city of New Bedford, by Wuliam W. Cn^x> and the exercises at the dedication 
June 20, 1913. Oki Dartmouth Historical sketches, no. 38. 50 p. pL por. 4'' 

Norwich, Conn., vital records. Vital records of Norwich, 1659-1848, part 2. 
Hartford, Society of Cokmial Wars in the State of Connecticut, 1913. p. 573- 
1180, 8« 

PhUlips Academy, Exeter, N. H., bulletin. life at Phillips Exeter. Bulletin 
of The Phillips Exeter Academy. voL 9, no. 3, October, 1913. Exeter, N. H., 
The Phill^M Exeter Academy, 1913. 62+[2] p. fcsm. pL por. 8^ 

Richmond, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Richmond, Mass., to the 
year 1850. Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society at 
the Robert Henry Eddy Memorial Rooms at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund. Boston, Mass., 1913. 113 p. 8'' 

Rnpert, Vt, epitaphs. The jEravestone inscriptk>ns of Rupert, Bennington 
Co., Vermont, copied and voified, 1911-1912. By Levi Henry ElwelL Am* 
herst, Maai., 1913. 6+79+1 p. S"" Price $1.00. Address L. H. Elwell, Am- 
herst, Mass. 



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SalislmiT, CoDiL, histoiy. Historical coUectiDDS rdatinff to the town of Salis- 
bury, Litenfield Co., Conn., vol. 1. Arranged and published by The Salisburv 
Aaaociation, Inc. (The Tuttle, Morehouse Sl Taylor Co., New HavenjConn.l, 1913. 
154 p. S"" Price $1.50 paper; $2.00 doth. Address Treasurer, The Salisbury 
Association, Inc., Lakevule, Conn. 

SOCIETIES AND MAGAZINES 

General Sodetr Daughters of the Revolution. Proceedings of the 21st annual 
meeting, held in Boston, Mass., May 13 to 18, 1912. n. p. n. d. 97 p. por. 8"* 

General Society Dauditen of the Revolution. Proceedings of the 22d annual 
m6eting,heldinFhiladelphia,Pa.,Aprill7 toMay3, 1913. n.p. n.d. 82 p. 8^ 

mstofia. Vol. 4, no. 5. By W. P. CampbelL [8] p. iL 4"* Oklahoma City, 
OUa., Jan. 1914. Price 25 cts. 

James Spnmt ffistorical Publications. The University of North Carolina. 
The James Spnmt Historical Publications. Published under the direction of 
The North Carolina Historical Society. Contents, The Governor, Council, and 
Aasembhr in Royal North Carolina, by C. S. Cooke; Land tenure in proprietary 
North Carolina, by L. N. Morgan. Vol. 12^o. 1. J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton 

Snd] Henry McGObrat Wagstaff, editors. Chapel Hill, N. C, published by the 
niversity, 1912. 63 p. 8** 

James Spnmt Historical Publications. The University of North Carolina. 
The James Spnmt Historical Publications. Published under the direction of 
The North Carolina Historical Society. The North Carolina Indians. Vol. 12, 
no. 2. J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton [and] Henry McGilbert Wagstaff, editors. 
Chapel Hill, N. C, published by the University, 1913. 41 p. 8* 

James Spnmt ffistorical Publications. The University of North Carolina. 
The James Spnmt Historical PubUcaticms. Published under the direction of 
The North Carolina Historical Sodetv. J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton [and] Henry 
McGilbert Wagstaff, editors. Vol. 13, no. 1. Cont^tS; The North Carolina 
Cokmial Bar, by Ernest H. Alderman; The Granville District, by E. Merton 
Coulter. PDurham, N. C, The Seeman Printery, 1913.] 56 p. 8'' 

library of Cape Cod histoiy and genealogy. No. 60. A genealogist's letter 
book. Correspondence of Amos Otis relative to Colonial ancestry. Book one. 
Edited by C. W. Swift and A. L. Kelley. Yarmouthport, Mass., Charles W. 
Swift, The Re^bter Press, 1913. [6] +26 p. 4** 

libfiry of Cape Cod histoiy and genealogy. No. 6x. A genealogist's letter 
book. Correspondence of Amos Otis relative to Colonial ancestry. Book two. 
Edited by C. W. Swift and A. L. Kelley. Yarmouthport, Mass., Charles W. 
Swift, The Register Press, 1913. 32 p. 4^ 

Ubnrr of Cape Cod history and geneidogy. No. 6a. A genealofost's letter 
book. Correspondence of Amos Otis relative to Colonial ancestry. Book three. 
Edited by C. W. Swift and A. L. Kelley. Yarmouthport, Mass., Charles W. 
Swift, The Register Press, 1913. 32 p. 4^ 

Magazine of Histoiy, extra number aa. Magazine of History with notes and 
(lueries, extra number, no. 22. Comprising, — Service with the French troops 
in Africa (1840), by an officer in the U. S. Army (Philip Kearny); A dashing 
dragoon (Kearny), by CiU)t. Mayne Reid; A little kwkmg-glass for the times 
(1764), Anon. New York, William Abbatt, 1913. [21+93 p. por. 4"" 

Magaiine of History, extra number aa. Magazine of History with notes and 
queries, extra number, no. 23. (Domprisinfl;. — An impartial review (1800), [by] 
Outflea Pettit: The Gwin fancnr-dress ball (1858), (by] John DeS. HavUand. 
New York, William Abbatt, 1913. 67 p. 4'' 

Magazine of History, extra nnmber a^ Magazine of History with notes and 
gueries, extra number^no. 24. Comprising. — Letters of a Confederate officer 
(1864), [byl Richard W. Corbin; A journal of the e]q)edition up the river St. 
Lawrence (1759), by the Sergeant-^iajor of Qen. Hopson's Qrenadiers. New 
York, William Abbi^ 1913. 113 p. 4^ 



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Magazine of History, extra namber 37. Magazine of History wiih notes and 
queries, extra number, no. 27. The patriots of North America, a sketch, 1775. 
New York, William Abbatt, 1014. 46 p. 4** 

Massachusetts, Colonial Society of. Publications of The Colonial Society of 
Massachusetts. Vol. 14. Transactions, 1911-1013. Printed at the charip of 
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NEW ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 
REGISTER 



JULY, 1914 



DON GLEASON HILL, M.A., LL.B. 

By Julius Hxrbbbt Txpitlb, Esq., of Dedham, Mass. 

Don Gleason Hill, the second son of George and Sylvia (Grout) 
Hill, was bom at West Medway, Mass., 12 July 1847, and died at 
Dedham, Mass., 20 February 1914. He traced his ancestry to 
Samuel Hill of colonial times; to Matthew Gushing of Hingham, 
1638; to Thomas Angell, one of the earliest settlers of Providence, 
with Roger Williams; to Thomas Olney of Salem, 1635, who also 
joined Williams in the purchase of lands at Providence and in f oimding 
there a Baptist church; to John Grout, "chirurgion," of Water- 
town, 1641; to Edward Dix of Watertown, 1630, and to John Bar- 
nard of the same plantation; to John Boynton of Rowley ; to Richard 
Swan, who joined the Boston church in 1639; to Joseph Jewett of 
Dorchester, 1639; to John Putnam of Salem, 1640; to Edward 
Elmer of Cambridge, 1632; to Hugh Caulkins of Gloucester, 1640; 
and to James Hamblen of Barnstable. 

Mr. Hill's early education was obtained in the common schools 
of his native town, Medway. His strong desire to make the most of 
his future opportimities came while he was a faithful assistant to his 
father in the carpenter's trade; and by dint of hard work he earned 
enough to continue his education in higher institutions. His early 
training was in a home whose religious atmosphere helped to shape 
his career. He fitted for college at Wesleyan Academy, Wilbraham, 
Mass., and in 1865 entered Amherst College, in the class which 
numbers among its distinguished men Hon. Charles Herbert Allen, 
member of Congress from his district in the Forty-Ninth and Fiftieth 
Congresses, the late Rev. Dr. Elijah Winchester Donald, Rector of 
Trinity Church, Boston; Rev. Joseph Bartlett Seabury, late his 
minister, of Dedham, and Rev. Dr. Henry Preserved Smith, Biblical 
scholar. At the end of his second year in college he secured a school 
at Barre, Vt., where he taught for a year. He then entered the Law 
School of the University of Albany, N. Y., where he was graduated 
in May 1870 with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. In 1894 Amherst 
College conferred on him the honorary degree of Master of Arts. 

Soon after his admission to the bar of the State of New York in 
1870, he retiuned to Medway and became a student in the office of 
Charles H. Deans. Following Mr. Deans's advice, he came to Ded- 
VOL. Lxvni. 14 



212 Dan Cfleasan HiU [July 

ham, and in June 1871 entered as a student the office of Waldo 
Colbum. On 25 September 1871 he was admitted to the bar of 
Norfolk County. When Mr. Colbum was appointed a justice of 
the Superior Court in June 1875, Mr. Hill took up a large part of his 
practice. He early gave special attention to probate law and con- 
veyancing, and foimd in these branches of the law his life work, 
becoming a leading authority in such matters. With the exception 
of a few years following October 1875, when another student of Judge 
Colbum's, Mr. Charles A. Mackintosh, became his partner, Mr. HiU 
practised his profession alone. 

While his vocation was his absorbing interest, he found time for 
other efforts in the service, directly or indirectly, of the town of 
Dedham. He was town clerk, with the exception of a few weeks, 
from March 1880 to March 1912, when he retired on account of ill 
health. In this position he held during the whole term the confidence 
and esteem of his townspeople; and his interest in the details of 
the work was great. He urged extreme care in the recording of 
names and dates in the vital records, and called on local registrars to 
co5perate with the secretary of state in this important matter. He 
was one of the pioneers in the printing of the town records; and in 
his report issued in February 1885 he urged the town of Dedham to 
print, because its records '^ contain so much that is of priceless value, 
only one copy exists, and once lost can never be restored." The 
town carried out his recommendation each year until the work which 
he had planned was accomplished. Eight volumes were published 
in this way, five of vital records, from 1635 to 1890, and three of 
town records, from 1636 to 1706. 

Mr. Hill was a selectman from 1882 to 1886, and from 1888 to 189L 
In 1884, under a new law passed that year, the town clerk became 
ex officio a member of the Board of Registrars of Voters, with two 
other members appointed by the Selectmen. He remained in this 
position for several years. He was elected a member of the school 
committee in March 1899, and his death occurred just before his 
fifteenth year of service was completed. In 1888 he was a candidate 
for the position of county commissioner of Norfolk County, and came 
within twelve votes of election. His service to the town was remark- 
able, for he filled in long periods all of the principal offices in its gift, 
so that his experience and advice were valuable assets to the town. 

With some of the business interests also of Dedham, Mr. Hill was 
closely connected. The Dedham Institution for Savings owed much 
to his legal services for nearly forty years. In '1875 he succeeded 
Judge Waldo Colbum as its attorney, since 1883 he served as one of 
its trustees, and for many years, until his death, he was on its im- 
portant Committee of Investment. He served as attorney for other 
banks also. At the time of his death he was the senior director of the 
Dedham Mutual Fire Insurance Company, a position to which he 
had been first chosen in 1886, and during this period he served for 
many years as its auditor. 

In September 1880 Mr. Hill was elected a member of the Dedham 
Historical Society, and all its interests were most congenial to him. 
He entered its service with enthusiasm, and with a devotion which 



1914] Don Gleasan HiU 213 

made him the motive power of its later success. The Society since 
its begimiing in 1859 had gone on in the quiet tenor of its way, and 
continued to hold meetings in the rooms of the county commissioners 
in the court house until 1887. Meantime, in 1886, Mr. Hill announced 
to the Society "the munificent gifts of Hannah Shuttleworth" of her 
homestead, with the sum of ten thousand dollars, to be used in the 
erection of a building for the Society on its site. Mr. Hill was in- 
strumental in bringing about this happy result and also in raising an 
additional sum of fifteen hundred dollars by subscription, which 
enabled the society to erect its fire-proof building, completed in 
December 1887. The new building was opened with a notable 
exhibition of historical relics on 25 January 1888; and at the annual 
meeting in March following Mr. Hill was elected president. For 
six years previously he had held the positions of historiographer, 
chronicler, and curator of the Society. 

The Society's collection of volumes, then inherited from the day 
of small things, became the nucleus of a steadily growing library, 
which in a few years, owing to Mr. Hill's personal efforts, proved of 
great value for reference as well as large in numbers. He spent hours 
from day to day, outside of his pressing business, in following up the 
necessary details in this labor of love. The Society has spread upon 
its records a grateful recognition of what he did in securing its build- 
ing, the library, and the collection of interesting relics, and in keeping 
the standard of its work up to the highest usefulness. During the 
fourteen years of The Dedham Historical Register, from 1890 to 1903, 
he gave the editor, in his personal undertaking, most encouraging 
and loyal support. The quarterly was published under the auspices 
of the Society, and Mr. Hill occasionally contributed to it articles of 
value. 

Mr. Hill took the initiative in preparing for and suggesting to the 
town the important steps to be taken in the celebration of the two 
hundred and fiftieth anniversary of its incorporation. In connection 
with this event of 1886 he was one of the Committee on Historic 
Tablets and Moniunents, and* did efficient service, not only in erect- 
ing memorials to mark places and objects of historic interest but in 
doing his part in making the full and exhaustive report of the Com- 
mittee which is printed in the "Proceedings at the Celebration." 
The knowledge which Mr. Hill had gained as a student of the history 
of the town and of the church and from his professional work was of 
invaluable service on that occasion, and on the two hundred and 
fiftieth smniversary of the church. 

The townspeople of Dedham will ever hold his name in grateful 
remembrance for his interest in the other bequests of Miss Hannah 
Shuttleworth — ten thousand dollars to the Dedham Public Library, 
which made available for a library building another legacy of an equal 
amount, and the residue of her estate, amounting to thirty thousand 
dollars, to the town of Dedham, the income to be used to fiunish 
pecuniary aid and employment to the worthy poor of the town. 
Mr. Hill was made chairman of the first committee of the town to 
take charge of this fund, in 1888, and continued in the position until 
his death. The bequest to the Public Library enabled the trustees 



214 Don Gleasan HiU [July 

to build a substantial and beautiful stone building. Mr. Hill was 
chosen a trustee in March 1887, and held the position until March 
1906, serving as clerk during a part of this time. 

Mr. Hill's time and thought were largely given to matters of local 
interest, and this fact, combined with a natural shrinking from 
publicity, prevented him from giving to many of the societies outside 
which sought his membership the benefit of his legal and historic^ 
knowledge. But he took, however, an active part as a member <rf 
the New England Historic Genealogical Society, to which he was 
admitted in 1881 ; he was a member of its Council from 1 June 1892 
to 1896, of its Committee on Memorials for the years 1900-1902, and 
of its Committee on Publications for the years 1900-1910; and be 
was deeply interested in its objects and welfare. He was also a 
member of the American Historical Association, the American 
Antiquarian Society, and the Massachusetts Historical Society, and 
highly prized his membership in each of these societies. . 

The pressure of his busy professional life idso prevented him from 
devoting much time to fimshed literary work. Besides his occasional 
addresses to the Dedham Historical Society he gave the address on 
17 June 1898, at the unveiling of the bronze tablet, placed on a 
boulder erected on the Church Green by the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, to commemorate the establishment by the inhabi- 
tants of Dedham in town meeting assembled, on 1 January 1644/5, 
of a free public school to be maintained by general taxation. He 
also prepared for The National Maganne of June 1892 a valuable 
illustrated article on ''The Record of a New England Town from 
the Passage of the Stamp Act to the Declaration of Independence, 
1766-1776." 

Mr. Hill's recreation from the stress of his active life was his great 
interest in books, both as a reader and as a collector. His library of 
several thousand volumes comprised works relating to the Bible and 
religion, the drama, American History, travel, and art, and was rich 
in books for children's reading, in poetry — especially of the earlier 
English poets, and in books of reference. Saturdays found him in 
the bookshops of Boston on his interesting search for books, and the 
fascination of the quest was all-absorbing to him. Diuing his last 
protracted illness, when he was incapacitated from doing any physical 
Jabor, he busied himself, quietly and with the assistance of members 
of his family, in making an illustrated catalogue of his library, in four 
volumes; and this work was his chief pleasure. 

His life in Dedham was inseparably connected with the Ortho* 
dox Congr^ational Church, of which he was long a member, and a 
deacon from 1898 to 1912. He was closely connected with its inters 
ests and devoted to its welfare, giving much of his valuable time in 
its service. 

Mr. Hill married, 26 December 1876, Carrie Louisa Luce, daughter 
of David Wing and Caroline Elizabeth Luce of Dedham. He is sur- 
vived by his widow and six children, Carrie FVances, Helen Florence, 
Don Gleason, Jr., Maria Louisa, Alice Laura, and George. Mr. 
Hill's brother, William Francis, and his son, Don Gleason, Jr., occupy 
his oflSce and continue his practice. 



1914] DarAester First Church Baptisms 215 



BAPTISMS IN THE FIRST CHURCH 
AT DORCHESTER, MASS., 1748-1792 

Communicated by 'Edoab Yatbs, A.B., of Boston, Mass. 

The church records of baptisms of the First Church at Dorchester, 
Mass., from 1730 to 1814 have long been missing. This period in- 
cludes the pastorates of Rev. Jonathan Bowman (1729-1773) and 
Rev. Moses Everett (1774-1793) and the first half of the pastorate 
of Rev. Thaddeus Mason Harris (1793-1836). When Mr. Bowman's 
pastorate came to an end, he retained the church records which were 
in his possession, although the Church demanded them of him. The 
book containing the record of deaths during his ministry was recov- 
ered, but the other records were never given back to the Church — 
"a serious loss to the town," says the History of Dorchester (p. 330). . 
The book containing the record of baptisms from 1774 to 1814 was 
mislaid by Dr. Harris in later years, according to parish tradition. 

In the old Ebenezer Clapp house in Dorchester, recently, Mr. 
Edward Albert Huebener, an enthusiastic local antiquary, discovered 
under the attic eaves, behind a plastered wall, a small wooden trunk. 
In this little trunk were manuscript books and papers of evident age. 
One of them was a home-made book, 6 by 7j^ inches, with these 
words written on the cover: "Record of Baptisms / from / 1748 to 
1792." 

This book of 110 pages appears to be a private record of Dorches- 
ter First Church baptisms, begun by Samuel* Withington, Jr. {Sam- 
ud,* John,* Richard^), and kept by hun or some member of his family. 
The penmanship is so excellent as to leave no question as to the 
spelling of each name. The pages used are ruled vertically into four 
columns. The pages are not numbered, but in the printed copy the 
pages of the original are indicated by numerals enclosed in brackets. 
The book apparently had at one time a wall-paper cover, but only 
the right-htmd half of this now remains, and a dark brown paper cover 
has been added. 

The period covered by this private record is, in years, more than 
half of that for which the church records are missing. 

[BAPnsiis, 1748-1792] 

[11 
Dorchester April y^ 10^ I Samuel Withington Jun' was bom / In the Year 1720, 
Jane Kilton was bom April the 2** 1728 / And in the Year 1746 We was Married 
March the 19**^ / And in February y« 8**> Our first son Samuel Was bom 1748 / 
He ReceiVd Baptism February y« 14**> 1748, After* the Number / Of those that 
Received Baptism After Febmary the 14^ in y^ Year 1748 

Parents Names Childrens Names 

February 21 Alexander Glovers Daft^r Hannah Glover 

John Blakman Jun' Son John Blakman 
March 6 Henery Ledebeter Daf Susanah Ledebeter 

* This word has been oroflsed out. 



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Doreheder First Church BapHtnu 



[J«ly 







Elijah Tohnana 


Son 


Ichabod Tolman 






Joseph Whiston 


Son 


Obadiah Whiston 


April 


3 


Abraham Smith 


Daf 


H<^"ah Smith 




17 


Remember Preston Junr DaP 


Abigal Preston 


May 


8 


John Bradly Jun' 


Daf 


Rebekah Bradly 




29 


Edward White 


Son 


Thomas White 


June 


19 


JosiahCapana 


Son 


JosiahCapen 




19 


Marah Evans 


Son 


Elijah Davis 


Juicy 


10 


John Maxfield 


Daf 


Lydia Maxfield 




17 


James How 


Daf 

121 
Daf 


Elisabeth How 


Sept 


4 


Samuel Piax» 


Sarah Pierce 




4 


John Humphry 


Son 


John Himiphry 


October 


2 


Samuel Hows 


Daf 


Hannah How 




2 


Jerathmeel Wheeler 


Son 


Silas Wheeler 




9 


Joseph Bass 


Daf 


Sarah Bass 






Jerijah Wales 


DaF 


Sarah Wales 




23 


Isaiah Leeds 


Daf 


Prifisillah Leeds 




30 


James Crossmana 


Daf 


Sarah Crossman 


Novemb' 21 


Thomas Kiltons 


Daf 


MaryKilton 




28 


John Wiswell 


Son 


Israel Wiswell 


Decemb' 


7 


Isaac Himiphrey 


Son 


Isaac Himiphrey 




18 


Preserved Baker 


Daf 


Juddeth Baker 


1749 










January 


15 


John Robinson 


Son 


Stephen Robinson 




15 


John Champney 


Daf 


Mary Champney 




15 


Lemuel Blake 


Son 


Jonathan Blake 




15 


Timothy Foster 


Daf 


Jemimah Foster 




15 


Mindwell Clap 


Son 


William Andrew 


Febuary 


5 


Richard Hall 


Son 


Richard Hall 




5 


John White's 


Dap 

[31 
Son 


thankful White 


F^uary 


5 


Benjamin Tilston 


Benjamm Tilston 




5 


Ge(^ Baker 


Son 


George Baker 




19 




Daf 


Ruth Bradly 


March 


5 


CcHisider Leeds 


Dap 


Susannah Leeds 




5 


Jc^m Pierce 


Son 


Jonathan Pierce 




5 


Timothy Foster 


Dap 


.Elisabeth Foster 




19 


Aquilah Tohnan 


Son 


Desire Tolman 


May 


7 


Joe^hBird 


Son 


George Bird 




14 


Samuel Bradlys 


DaP 


Margret Bradly 




14 


Joseph Claps 


DaP 


ff«mti^ Clap 




28 


EbeneserBird 


Dap 


Mariam Bird 




28 


Ebneser Jones 


Son 


Elijah J(Hies 


June 


4 


William Robinson 


DaP 


Zebiah RobinaoQ 




4 


WiUiam Severe 


DaP 


Rebekah Seven 




11 




DaP 


Sarah Clap 




25 


Edward White 


DaP 

[41 
Son 


Elisabeth White 


July 


2 


Thomas Cli4> 


Charts Oap 




16 


JohnBlakman 


Dau' 




August 


6 


Henery Ledebeter 


Son 


Obeddah Swift Ledebeter 




6 


Elisha Devemport 


Dau' 


Esther Devemport 




20 


EhjahPope 


Dau' 


Hannah Pope 



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20 


John Tolman 


Dau' 






20 


Caldb Bradley's 


Son 


John Bradley 


Septemb' 3 


Henery Bird 


Son 


Samuel Bird 




17 


William Memam 


Son 


Nathaniel Merriam 




24 


Joshua Williams 


Son 


Joshua Williams 


October 


15 


John Spurr 


Son 


John' Spurr 




15 


Benjamin Ward 


Dau' 


Mary Ward 




22 


Increase Led^>eter 


Son 


Increase Ledebeter 




29 


Samuel Jones 


Dau' 


Abigal Jones 


Novem' 


26 


Josiah Leeds 


Dau' 

151 
Son 


Moley Leeds 


Decern' 


3 


John Homans 


John Homans 




24 


Samuel Leeds 


Dau' 


Susannah Leeds 




31 


Abraham Smith 


Son 


Elisha Smith 




31 


Moses Gouch 


Dau' 


Jane Gouch 


1750 










Janu' 


21 


James Humphry 


Dau' 


Sarah Humphry 


Fdbuary 


4 


William King's Son & Dau' 


William & Jane King 




25 


Zebediah Williams 


Dau 


Elisabeth Williams • 




25 


Josiah Bradley 


Son 


Daniel Bradley 


March 


11 


James Baker 


Dau' 


Maryann Baker 




11 


Remember Preston 


Dau' 


Saray Preston 




11 


Jeremiah Parker 


Son 


David Parker of Roxbury 


April 


1 


Samuel Withington 


Dau' 


Mary Withington 




1 


Solomon KUton 


Son 


Samuel Kilton 




22 


Edward Preston 


Dau' 


Mary Preston 




29 


Ralph Morgan 


Dau' 


Ann Morgan 


May 


6 


John Gibens 


Son 


John Gibens 




20 


Ebeneser Pope 


Dau' 

16] 
Son 


Abigal Pope 


May 


27 


Ebeneser Tolmans 


Daniel Tolman 


June 


10 


Edward Capens 


Dau' 


Mary Capen 




24 


David Avoiy's 


Dau' 


Lydia Avory 




24 


Joseph Bird's 


Son 


Joseph Bird 




24 


James How's 


Dau' 


Abigal Howe 


July 


22 


Joseph Bass's 


Son 


AldenBass 




29 


Joh Braley 


Dau' 


Prissillah Brdley 


August 


5 


Sary Downs 


Son 


John Wales 


Bepf 


2 


Elijah Popes 


Dau' 


Mary Pope 




2 


Joseph Whistons Son & Dau' 


James & Sary Whiston 




23 


David Bradley 


Dau' 


Ruth Bradley 


Oct' 


28 


Himiphry Atherton 


Dau' 


Jemimah Atherton 




28 


Alezader Glovers 


Dau' 


Abigal Glover 




28 


Samuel Hows 


Dau' 


Mary Howe 




28 


Joseph Wales 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Wales 


Norem' 


18 


Samuel Pierce 


Dau' 


Ann Pierce 




25 


John Champney 


Dau' 


Ann Champney 




25 


John Robinson,8 Jun' 


Son 

m 

Dau' 


Ebeneser Robinson 


Decern' 


9 


John Pierce 


Sarah Pierce 




16 


Samuel Blakes 


Son 


James Blake 






33 hath Received Baptism this Year 1750 


1761 










January 


6 


Isaiah Leeds 


Dau' 


Rebekah Leeds 




27 


Josiah Munrow 


Son 


Lemuel Munrow 



218 



Dorchetter First Church Baptisms 



[July 





27 


Caleb Bradley 


Son 


Stephen Bradley 


FebrT 


10 


Nathaniel Clap 


Dau'^ 


Submit Clap 




10 


Joseph Withington 


Dau' 


Ann Withington 




10 


Samuel Cox 


Son 


William Cox 




24 


Jerijah Wales 


Dau*^ 


Ruth Wales 




24 


Isaac Humphry 


Son 


Elijah Humphry 


Marh 


17 


Samuel Severs 


Son 


Joseph Severe 


AprU 


14 


Samuel Bradleys 


Dau' 


Miletiah Bradley 




28 


Joshua Williams 


Dau' 


Ann Williams 


May 


5 


Edward Whites 


Son 


Ebeneser White 




19 


Ebenezer Jonenes 


Dau' 


Elisabeth Jones 




19 


Isaac Devemport 


Son 


Josiah Devemport 




26 


Jerathmeel Wheeler 


Son 


Sotomon Wheeler 


June 


30 




Dau' 


Mary Blakman 


Juley 


7 


Isaac Devemport 


Dau' 


Hannah Devemport 




28 


Benjamin Tilston 


Dau' 


Silench Tilston 


August 


4 


John Romans 


Dau' 


Hannah Homans 




4 


Aquilah Tolman 


Dau' 

[81 
Dau' 


Increace Tolman 


August 


18 


John Holbruk 


Sarah Holbruk 




18 






Sep*' 


15 


Preserved Baker 


Son 


Joseph Baker 




15 


Edward Preston 


Son 


Samuel Preston 




15 


William Mariam 


Dau' 


Elisabeth Mariam 




29 




Dau' 


Ruth Bird 


Novem' 


3 


Joseph Clap 


Son 


Joseph Clap 




17 


Joseph Bass Junior 


Dau' 


Sarah Bass 


Decemb' 


1 


Samuel Withingtons 


Dau' 


Mary Withington 




15 


Jonas Humphry 


Son 


David Himiphry 






30 Hath Receved Baptsm this Year 1761 


1752 










January 


12 


John Wiswell Jun'^ 


Dau' 


Ann Wiswell 




19 


William Holden 


Dau' 


Mary Holden 




19 


William King 


Dau' 


Mary King 


March 


22 


Timothy Foster 


Son 


Edward Foster 




22 


Samuel Jones 


Son 


Stephen Jones 




22 


Jonathan Brdley 


Dau' 


Susannah Brdley 




22 


Josiah Bradley 


Dau' 


Ann Bradley 




29 


Zebediah Williams 


Dau' 


Ruth Williams 




29 


Joseph Bird 


Dau' 


Elisabeth Bird 


April 


6 


Thomas Clap 


Dau' 

m 

Son 


Mary Clap 


April 


12 


Himiphry Atherton 


John Atherton 




12 


John Robinson Jun' 


Son 


John Robinson 




26 


Sollomon Kilton 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Kilton 


May 


16 


Timothy Wales 


Son 


Ebeneser Wales 




24 


Nathaniel Baker 


Son 


George Maxfield 




24 


Joshua Severe 


Dau' 






24 


John Champney 


Dau' 


Esther Champney 




24 


William Severe 


Dau' 




June 


14 


Remember Preston Jui 


i' Son 


Daniel Preston 




21 


Elisha Devemport 


Son 


George Devemport 




21 


John KneeUnd 


Son 


Richard Knedand 


Juley 


19 


Benjamin Dolbier 


Son 


John Dolbier of Boston 


•A mulatto 


• 







1914] 



Dordietter First Church BapHsma 



219 



August 


16 James Devemport 


Son 


John Devempc^ Boston 




16 John Bradley Jun' 


son 


Nathan Bradley 




16 Joseph Withington 


Son 


Joseph Withington 


October 


16 John White two 


Dau» 


EUzabeth & Ann White 




16 Samuel Blake 


Son 


Thomas Blake 




28 Ebenezer Blake 


Son 


SethBUke 




28 Samuel Cox 


Dau' 


Sarah Cox 




28 John Evans 


Son 


John Evans 


Norem' 


12 MaryDiers 


Son 
1101 


Comelus numan dier 


Decern' 


17 Caleb Bradley 


Dau' 


Avis Bradley 




31 Bamerd Capen 


Son 


John Capen 




there has 34 Received Baptism this Year 1752 


1753 








January 


7 David Avery 


Dau' 


Hannah Avery 




14 Samuel Severs 


Dau' 






14 Isaac Devemport 


Son 


Joseph Devemport 


March 


4 Joseph Whiston 


. Dau» 


Silence Whiston 




18 Elisha Tilston 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Tilston 




18 Isaiah Leeds 


Son 


Nathan Leeds 




25 Dorkis Devemport 


Dau' 


Mary Bird 




25 Roger Clap 


Son 


Stephen Clap 


April 


1 John Pierce 


« Son 


Daniel Pierce 




1 Samuel Baker 


Son 


Samuel Baker 




1 Samuel Baker 


Son 


David Baker 




15 John Homas 


Son 


John Homans 


May 


6 Isaac Humphry 


Dau' 


Ann Humphry 




20 Reb^ahLeeds 


Dau' 


betteeKilton 


June 


10 Joseph Bass 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Bass 




17 Jonathan Pason 


Dau' 


Elisabeth Pason 




17 Jerathmeel Wheelr 


Dau' 


Mary Wheeler 


Jul^ 


1 Alexander Glovers 


Dau' 

1111 
Dau' 


Mary Glover 


July 


1 Jacob Bird 


Elisabeth Bird 




15 John Wales 


Son 


Nathaniel Wales 




15 Benjamin Dupee 


Dau' 


Esther Dupee 


' 


29 IVeserved Baker 


Dau' 


Sarah Baker 




29 Edward Preston 


Dau' 


Mary Preston 


August 


19 Samuel How 


Dau' 


Sarah How 




26 Samuel Leeds 


Dau' 


Patience Leeds 


SeptF 


23 Samuel Withington 


Son 


Ebenezer Withington 




30 Joseph Withington 


Son 


Benjamin Withington 


October 


21 John Brdley Jun' 


Son 


Nathan Bradley 


Norem' 


4 William Meriom 


Dau' 


ThankfuU Meriom 




4 William King 


Son 


Charles King 




25 Z^idiah WilUams 


Son 


John Williams 


Decern' 


2 William Robinson 


Son 


Joseph Robinson 




23 Josiah Munrow 


Dau' 


Thankful Munrow 




23 William Severs 


Son 






23 Josiah Leeds 


Dau' 


Esther Leeds 




23 John Minotts 


Dau' 


Elisabeth Minotts 




30 John Champney 


Son 


Joseph Champney 




in 1753 there has 39 Redv'd Baptism 


1754 








Janun^ 


13 John Blakman Jun' 


Son 


Moses Blakman 




13 Jacob Bird 


Son 


Jacob Bird 



220 



DardiesUr First Church BapHama 



[July 









[121 


Fdbu' 


10 


William Voee 


Son George Vose 




24 


George Baker 


Dau' Mary Baker 




24 


Daniel Wisweel 


Son Daniel Wisweel 


Mansh 


3 


Timothy Foster 


Dau' Sarah Foster 




3 


Jonas Humphry Jun' 


Dau' Lucy Humphry 




17 


Barnard Capen's 


Son Ebeneser Capen 




24 


Joseph Spurr's 


Dau' Mary Spurr 




31 


John Robinson Jun' 


Dau^ Susannah Robinson ^ 


April 


14 


John Evans 


Dau' Silence Evans 




14 


John Redes 


Dau' Hannah Redes 


May 


12 


Caled Bradleys 


Dau' Luce Bradleys 




12 


Thomas Moseley 


Son Ebenezer Moseley 




26 


Henery Bird Jim' 


Dau' Sarah Bird 


Juley 


28 


TimotJhy Wales 


Dau' Hannah Wales 


Agust 


18 


Thomas Clap 


Dau' Sarah Clap 




25 


Isaac Devemport 


Son Isaac How Devemport 


8epf 


15 


Thomas Bird Jun' 


Son Thomas Bird 




22 


Elijah Pope 


Dau' Rachel Pope 




22 


Samuel Blake decs<^ 








Widow 


Dau" Mary & Sarah Blake 




29 


Joseph Wales 


Son Samuel Wales 


OctF 


13 


Thomas Foster 


Dau' Lucy Foster 

I13f 
Dau' Ruth Wales 


Oct' 


13 


John Wales 




20 


Benjamin Lyon 


Son Benjamin Lyon 




27 


Henery Onel 


Dau' Sarah Oneal 


Novem' 


10 


Edward White 


Son Elijah White 




10 


Joseph Bird 


Son Joseph Bird 




10 


Edward KUton 


Dau' Elizabeth Kilton 




10 


Samuel Cox 


Dau' Sarah Cox 




17 


Remember Preston Jun' Dau' Bebe Preston 




17 


Abigal Taylor own the covenant & was Baptised Abigal Taylor 




24 


Ezekiel Tilson 


Son Ezekiel Tilston 


Dee' 


1 


John Davis 


Son Moses Davis 




1 


Elisha Tilston 


Dau' Mary Tilston 




29 


John Pierce 


Son James Pierce 


There hath 36 Reciv^ Baptiam this Year 1754 


1766 








Januanr 


19 


Joseph Whiston 


Dau' Abigal Whiston 




26 


Samuel Blackman 


Dau' Sarah Blackman 


Fd>uary 


2 


Ebenexer Pope 


Son John Pope 




23 


Jonathan Taylor Junf 


Dau' Ann Payson 


March 


2^ Ebenezer Jones 


2 Sons Henery & Thomas Jones 




16 


Isaiah Leeds 


Dau' Prissillah Leeds 




30 


John Homans 


Son Thomas Homans 




30 


James Foster Jun' 


Dau' Elizabeth Foster 


April 


28 


William King 


Dau' Thankful King 

[141 
Dau' Mary Viles 


April 


30 


Grace Viles 


May 


18 


Ebenezer Blake 


Son James Blake 




18 


James Withington 


Dau' Mary Withington 




26 


Samuel Withington 


Son Edward Withington 




25 


David Clap 


Dau' Hannah Clap 


June 


1 


Jonathan Niki 


Dau' Suasannah Niles 



1914] 



Dorchester First Church BapUana 



221 





1 


Joseph Spurr 


Son 


Robert Spur 




22 


Samuel Mellish 


Son 


Samuel Mellish 




29 


Samuel How 


Son 


Isaac How 


Juley 


27 


Joshua Williams 


Son 


Oliver Williams 


August 


3 


Henery Hiunphry 


Dau' 


Abigal Humphry 


Sept' 


28 


Isaac Humphry 


Son 


Ebenezer Humphry 


Oof 


5 


Samuel Topliff 


Dau' 


Hannah Topliff 




26 


Daniel Wiswell 


Datf 


Sarah Wiswell 


Novem' 


9 


John Robinson Jun' 


Son 


Stephen Robinson 




16 


Timothy Foster 


Son 


Timothy Foster 




30 


John Champney 


Son 


Samuel Champney 


Deoe^ 


14 


Benajah Devemport 


Dau» 


Ruth Devemport 




14 


John Minott 


Son 


George Minott 




21 


Benjamin Lyon 


Son 


Benjamin Lyon 




28 


James Himiphry 


Son 


John Hiunphry 




28 


John Blackman Jun' 


Son 


Lemuel Blackman 




28 


Henery Oneel 


Dau' 


Ann Oneel 


there hath 38 Received Baptism this Year 1755 








[161 




1766 










January 


4 


Nathaniel Gbver 


Son 


Nathaniel Glover 




11 


Josiah Munrow 


Dau' 


Elisabeth Munrow 




11 


Zebediah Williams 


Son 






18 


Josiah Leeds 


m' 


Frances Leeds 




18 


Marthew Birds 


Son 


Marthew Bird 


Febuary 


1 


Edward Preston 


Son 


Daniel Preston 




8 


James Withington 


Son 


Robert Withington 




22 


Samuel Blackman 


Dau' 


Ann Blackman 


March 


7 


JohnLangley 


Son 


John Langley 




14 


Roger Clap 


Son 


Esekiel Clap 




14 


Edward KUton 


Dau' 


Mary Kilton 




14 


Jacob Bird 


Dau' 


Jerusha Bird 




14 


Barnard Capen 


Son 


Barnard C^)en 




21 


Philip Withington 


Son 


Philip Withington 




21 


William Vose 


Dau' 


Hannah Vose 


April 


11 


Caleb Bradley 


Dau' 


Abigal Bradley 




11 




Dau' 


Elisabeth Severs 




25 


Thomas Mosleys 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Moseley 




25 


AronBird 


Son 


Aron Bird 


May 


2 


Jonas Humphry Jun' 


Son 


Jonas Himiphry 




9 


George Baker 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Baker 




30 


Isaac Devemport 


Dau' 


Lydia Devemport 


June 


13 


Joseph Langiey 


Dau' 


Lydia Langley 




27 


Samuel Severs 


Dau' 

1161 
Dau' 




Juley 


18 


Joseph Langley 


Sarah Langley 




25 


James Robinson 


Son 


James Robinson 


August 


8 


Timothy Tilston 


Dau' 


Hannah Tilston 




15 


John Foster 


Son 


John Foster 




22 


Elihu Kilton 


Son 


Edward KUton 


Sept^ 


5 


Joseph Bird 


Dau' 


Prudence Bird 




5 


John Spurr 


Dau' 


Ann Spurr 




12 


Ehsha Tileston 


Dau' 


Mary Tileston 




12 


Ezekiel Tilston 


Dau' 


Sarah Tilston 




26 


Thomas Foster 


Son 


Elisha Foster 




26 


Nathaniel Tileston 


Dau' 


Elisabeth Tilston 



222 



Dorchetter First Chweh Baptisms 



[July 



Novem' 


7 


Timothy Wales 


Dau' 


Esther Wales 




7 


Daniel Nash 


Son 


James Nash 




28 


Remember Preston 


Son 


Remember Preston 


Decern' 


5 


Elijah Davis 


Dau' 


Jane Davis 


There hath 39 Received Baptism this Year 1756 


1757 










January 


9 


John McDaniels 


Dau' 


Abigal McDaniels 




16 


James Foster 


Son 


James Foster 




23 


William King 


Son 


John Eang 




30 


John Pierce 


Son 


Ebenezer Pierce 




30 


Ebenezer Pope 


Dau' 


Mary Pope 




30 


Jonathan Niles 


Son 

U7I 
Son 


Jonathan Niles 


January 


30 


Benjamin Weeld,8 


Payson Weeld^s 


Fdbyary 


6 


Thomas Pierce 


Son 


Thomas Pi«'ce 




13 


Joseph Spur,8 


Dau' 


Jemimah Spurr 




20 


Edward Preston 


Son 


Edward Preston 




20 


John Wales 


Son 


John Wales 




27 


Thomas Clap 


Dau' 


Esther Clap 




27 


Nathaniel Gbver 


Son 


John Hill Glover 


March 


13 


Samuel Coz 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Cox 




20 


Ebenezer Clap 


Son 


Eberezer Clap 




27 


William Holden 


Dau' 


Abigal Holden 


April 


17 


Samuel Andrews 


Dau' 


Mary Andrews 




17 


Soloman Kilton 


Son 


John Kilton 




17 


James Withington 


Son 


James Withington 




17 


Samuel Mellish 


Dau' 


Sarah Mellish 




24 


John Evans 


Dau' 


Anne Evans 


May 


15 


Joseph Cauley 


Son 


Joseph Cauley 




22 


Henery Bird 


Dau' 


Patience Bird « 


June 


6 


Nathan Taylor 


Son 


John Taylor 




6 




Son 


Jonathan Payson 




19 


Thomas Bird Jun' 


Dau' 


Mary Bird 


Juley 


10 


Ebeneser Brown 


Dau' 


Abigal Brown 


August 


7 




Son 
[181 


Isaiah Leeds 


August 


7 


Ebenercr Withington 


Son 


Mather Withington 




7 


Ebeneser Borman 


Son 


Ebenezer Borman N^^ro 




21 


David Clap 


Dau' 


Sarah Clap 


Sepf 


4 


Samuel Baker Son & Dau' 


Thomas & Margret Baker 




18 


William Vose 


Son 


William Vose 




18 


Samuel Toplif 


Son 


Nathaniel Toplif 




25 


Joseph Bird 


Son 


Thomas Bird 




25 


Henery Humphry 


Son 


William Humphry 


Oct' 


30 


Zebediah WiUiams 


Son 


Thomas Williams 




30 


John Champney 


Dau' 


Martha Champney 




30 


Samuel Withington 


Son 


Lemuel Withington 




30 


Joshua Williams 


Dau' 


Abigal Williams 




30 


Isaac Devemport 


Son 


Samuel Devemport 


Novem' 


18 


RebekaSooley 


Son 


Ebenezer Greenlief 




27 


Daniel Wiswell 


Dau' 


Mary Wiswell 


Decem' 


4 


JosiahMunrow 


Son 


Josii^Munrow 




11 


Joseph Whiston 


Dau' 


Abigal Whiston 




25 


CapB John Honums 


Son 


Stephen Homans 




25 


Ebeneier Blake 


Son 


William Blake 



1914] 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



223 





25 


Isaac Humphry 


Son 


Lemuel Humphry 




25 


John Blackman Jun' 


Dau' 


Z^iah Blackman 


There has been 50 Received Baptism 1757 


1768 










Janu' 


15 


John Ward 


Dau' 


Mary Ward 




29 


Timothy Foster 


Dau' 
1191 


Relief Foster 


Feby 


19 


Philip Withington 


Dau' 


Catharine Mather Withington 




26 


Samuel Blackman 


Son 


Samuel Blackman 


March 


12 


Elbenezer Brown 


Son 


Ebeneser Brown 




26 


Joseph Withington 


Son 


James Withington 




26 


Jonathan Niles 


Son 


John Niles 




26 


Enoch Glover 


Dau' 




April 


2 


John Foster 


Son 


Comfort Foster 




8 


George Baker 


Dau' 


Ann Baker 




23 


EjBckiel Tilston 


Dau' 


Prudence Tilston 




23 


Benjamin Lyon 


Son 


Thomas Lyon 




30 


BiEumrd Capen 


Dau' 


Elizabeth C^)en 


May 


7 


Ebenezer Jones 


Dau' 


Mary Jones 




7 


John Spurr 


Son 


Thomas Spurr 




15 


Jonas Himiphry Ju' 


Son 


Thomas Humphry 




28 


Caleb Bradley 


Son 


Caleb Bradley 




28 


Elihu Kilton 


Dau' 


Thankf ull Kilton 


June 


11 


Nathaniel Tilston 


Dau' 


Prudence Tilston 


Juley 


10 


Martha Bird 


Dau' 






23 


Daniel Nash 


Dau' 


RebecaNash 


Aiigust 


13 


Joseph Langly 


Son 






13 


Nathan Taylor 


Son 


Nathan Taytor 


8ept' 


10 


EUjah Davis 


Dau' 


Jane Davis 




10 


Jacob Bird 


Dau' 


Ann Bird 




10 


James Withington 


Son 


John Withington 




10 


Aron Bird 


Dau' 
[201 


Anne Bird 


Bept' 


24 


William Severs 


Dau' 




Ocf 


8 


Edward Preston 


Son 


George Preston 




8 




Dau' 


BebeBird 




22 


James Foster Jun' 


Son 


Stephen Foster 


Novcm' 


5 




Son 






20 


Elisha Tileston 


Son 


Thomas Tileston 




20 


Samuel Mellish 


Son 


John Mellish 


Dece' 


17 


David Clap 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Clap 




24 


John Lan^y 


Son 


Ebeneser Langley 




31 


William King 


Son 


Lemuel King 




31 


James Robinson 


Son 


Edward Robinson 




17i 


58 There have been 38 Received Baptism this Year 1758 


1759 










Janu' 


7 


John Capen 


Dau' 


AbigalC^)en 




21 


Edward Kilton 


Dau' 


Jane Kilton 




21 


John M Daniels 


Dau' 


Hannah Daniels 


Feby' 


25 


Josiah Leeds 


Dau' 


Abigal Leeds 


March 


11 


Nathaniel Glover 


Dau' 


Mary Glover 




25 


Ebeneser Pope 


Son 


RalfePope 




25 


EbenezerClap 


Dau' 


Hannah Clap 


April 


1 




J' Dau' 


Mary WithingUm 




8 


Samuel Cox 


Dau' 


EzpmooeCox 



224 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



[July 



April 8 Enoch Glover 

May 27 Abner Clap 

June 11 Timothy Wales 

11 Thomas Moseley 
Juley 8 Jonathan Bird 
August 5 John Robinson Jim' 

5 James Kilton 

12 Jonathan Devemport 
Sept' 9 Elihu Kilton 

16 William Vose 

23 Hannah Baker 

30 Daniel Wiswell 

30 Philip Withington 

Oct' 21 Isaac Devemport 

21 John Wales 

28 John Blackmaa J' 

Nov' 4 John Davis 

11 Thomas Withington 

18 Henery Oneal 

25 Edward Preston 

2 EUjah Davis 

2 David Clap 



Dec' 

[WriUen in margin: Sept' 16 Eben' Borman Dt' / a negro flora Bormanl 



1211 

Dau' Susannah Glover 

Dau' Mary Clap 

Son Timothy Wales 

Son Thomas Moseley 

Dau' Joanna Bird 

Dau' Elizabeth Robinson 

Son James Kilton 

Son Philip Devemport 

Dau' Jane' Kilton 

Son Edward Vose 
Silence Baker 

Son Jonathan Wiswell 

Son Joseph Weeks Within* 

Son James Devemport 

Dau' Susannah Wales 

Dau' Hannah Blackman 

Son Nathaniel Davis 

Dau' Sarah Withington 

Dau' Esther O'Neal 

Son John Preston 

Son Elijah Davis 

Son David Clap 



Dec 



16 
23 



Timothy Foster 
Josiah Leeds 



[22] 
Dau' 
Son 



Mary Foster 
Richard Leeds 



1759 There hath 34 Received Baptism this Year 



1760 
Jan' 



Pd)r« 



March 



April 



May 

June 



Juley 



Augu* 



6 

13 

20 

20 

27 

3 

17 

24 

24 

24 

9 

9 

16 

30 

6 

6 

6 

18 

25 

8 

13 
13 
27 
3 
10 



Joseph Whiston Dau' 
Samuel Withington Jun' Dau' 

Cap^ John Homans Son 

John Champney Dau' 

Ebenezer Bird Son 

Joseph Bird Son 

John Pierce Son 

Nathan Taylor Son 

Ezekiel Tileston Dau' 

John Worde Dau' 

James Withington Dau' 

James Foster Dau' 

Bamerd Capens Dau' 

Samuel Andrews Dau' 

Caleb Bradley Son 

Jonathan Bird Son 

Abner Clap Dau' 

Henery Humphry Dau' 

John Spun* Son 

Nathaniel Glover Dau' 



George Baker 
Jacob Bird 
Ezekiel Leeds 
WiUiamKing 
Eben' Withington J* 



Elizabeth Whiston 
Hannah Withington 
Samuel Homans 
Elizabeth Champney 
Ebenezer Bird 
Joseph Bird 
Lemuel Pierce 
Nathan Taylor 
Ann Tileston 
Elizabeth Worde 
Susannah Withington 
Mary Foster 
Hannah Capen . 
Mary Andrews 
Ebenezer Bradley 
Jonathan Bird 
Mary Clap 
Hftnufih Humphry 
William Spurr 
Sarah Glover 

Stephen Baker 
Susannah Bird 
Susannah Leeds 
Sarah King 



1231 
Son 
Dau' 
Dau' 
Dau' 
Sarah Withington 



1914] 



Dorchester Firtt Chtireh BapHmu 



225 





10 


Nathaniel Tileston 


Dau' 


Mary Tileston 




17 


Abraham Wheeler 


Dau' 


Sarah Wheeler 




31 


Ebenezer Blake 


Son 


Lemuel Blake 


Scpi^ 


7 


Samuel Toplif 


Son 


Samuel Toplif 




28 


Lemuel Robinson 


Dau» 


Ann Robinson 




28 


Samuel Holden 


Dau' 


Mary Holden 


Oct' 


5 


Thomas Clap J' 


Dau' 


Susannah Clap 




12 


Samuel Coz 


Son 


Samuel Coz 




19 


Enoch Gbver 


Dau' 


Mary Gtover 


Nore' 


9 


Samuel MeUish 


Son 


Henery MeUish 




16 


John Capen 


Dau» 


Susannah Capen 


Dec 


7 


Samuel Payson 


Dau' 


Ann Payson 




28 


Elisha Tileston 


Dau' 


Lucy Tileston 




28 


Joseph Langley 


Dau' 


Jane Langley 


1760 39 Hath Receiv'd Baptism this Year 


1761 
Jaoy' 


11 


Widdow Grace Cavenei 


r Dau' 


• 
Susannah Cavener 




25 


Ebnezer Pope 


Son 
1241 
Son 


Samuel Pope 


Janur 


25 


Samuel How Jun' 


Samuel How 


Feby' 


1 


Martha Bird 


Son 


Edmond Bird 


March 


1 


Jonathan Champney 


Son 


Humphry Atherton Champney 




15 


Obediah Low 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Low Boston 




30 


Josiah Leeds 


Son 


Frances Leeds 


April 


5 


Joseph Bird 


Dau' 


Prudence Bird 




5 


Jonathan Bird J» 


Son 


Jonathan Bird 




12 


Elijah Withington 


Dau' 


Mary Within^n 




19 


Aron Bird 


Dau' 


Susannah Bird 




26 


David Clap 


Dau' 


Ruth Clap 




26 


Solomon Kilton 


Son 


James Kilt«n 


May 


17 


Samuel Blackman 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Blackman 




17 


Ebenezer Bird 


Son 


Ezra Bird 




30 


Jonathan Bird 


Dau' 


Hannah Bird 




30 


Hannah Whiston 


Son 


Ralph &o 


June 


7 


Ephraim Man 


Dau' 


Sarah Man 




14 


Jonathan Devemport 


Dau' 


Mary Devemport 


Juley 


12 


Thomas Withington 


Dau' 
1251 
Son 


Rodah Withington 


Juley 


19 


John Homans 


Joseph Homans 




19 


Roger Clap 


Son 


Nathaniel Clap 




26 


Samuel Withington 


Son 


Nathaniel Withifigton 


August 


16 


John Minott 


Dau' 


Martha Minott 


Sept' 


6 


William Severs 


Dau' 


Waitstill Severs 


Oct' 


4 


Samuel Andrews 


Son 






4 


Daniel Wiswell 


Son 


Richard Wiswell 




11 


Joseph Wales 


Son 


Ephraim Wales 




11 


Barnard Oqpens 


Dau' 


Sarah Capen 




11 


Abraham Wheeler 


Dau' 


Sarah Wheeler 




11 


JohnGoff 


Dau' 


AbigalGoff 




18 


Caleb Bradley 


Son 


Tiemuel Bradley 


NotC 


1 


William Crouch 


Son 


William Crouch 




1 


John Robinson 


Son 


Thomas Robinson 




1 


Samuel Payson 


Son 


George Payson 




8 


Noah Clap 


Dau' 


Ann Clap 




8 


Lemuel Clap 


Dau' 


Susannah Clap 




28 


James Robinson 


Son 


John Robinson 



226 



Dorchester Pird ChurA Baptians 



[July 



Dec' 



13 
13 



John Blackman 
Nathaniel Glover 



1261 
Dau' 
Son 



Elener Storah Bkckman 
Alexander Glorer 



40 Hath Received Bi4>tism this Year 1761 


1762 










Jany' 


17 


James Foster J' 


Dau' 


Bulah Foster 




17 


John McDaniels 


Son 


John McDaniels 




17 


Ezeldel TUeston 


Dau' 


Rebeka Tileston 




17 


ElihuKilton 


Son 


Ebeneser Kilton 




17 


PaUHaU 


Dau' 


Hannah Hall 




24 


John Foster 


Son 


William Foster 


March 


28 


Isaiah Leeds 


Son 


Edward Stow Leeds 


April 


4 




Dau' 


Hannah Pierce 




4 


Nathaniel Tileston 


Dau' 


Hannah Tiliston 




11 


John Wales 


Dau' 


Sarah Wales 




11 


James Kilton 


Son 


John Kilton 


May 


2 


Joseph Whiston 


Dau' 


Mary Whiston 




2 


Timothy Wales 


Dau' 


Mary Wales 




2 


Henery Himiphry 


Dau' 


Sarah Humphry 




2 


Philip Withington 


Dau' 


Abigal Withington 




23 


Edward Brick 


Son 


Jonathan Brick 


June 


6 


Ebenezer Bird 


Son 


Eli Bird 


Juley 


11 


Samuel Toplif 


Dau' 


Mary Toplif 


August 


1 


Ebeneser Withington 


Son 


Daniel Withington 


[Written 


in margin: Jany' 3 Eben' Borman Dau' Elisabeth a Negro) 


August 


1 


Jonathan Champney 


Son 


Joshua Champney 




8 


Henery Oneal 


Son 


John Oneal 




29 


Lemuel Robinson 


Son 


Thomas Trott Robinson 


Sept' 


5 




Dau' 


Lucy Homan 




5 


John Spurr 


Dau' 


Ruth Spurr 




5 


Benjamin Lyon 


Son 


Lemud Lyon 




12 


Thomas dsp J\m' 


Dau' 


Mary OiH) 




12 




Son 


James Trott Trisooti 




26 


Jacob Bird 


Son 


Isaac Bird 


Oct' 


3 


Samuel Robinson 


Son 


William Robinson 




3 


John Day 


Son 


John Day 




24 


James Withington 


Dau' 


Sarah Withington 




24 


Jonathan Bird 


Dau' 


Ann Bird 




31 


William King 


Dau' 


Hannah King 


Nov' 


7 


Nathan Taylor 


Son 


James Taylor 




14 


Enoch Glover 


Son 


Enoch Gk)ver Her Mother 




28 


John Tolman Jun' 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Tohnan Died She 


37 Receivd Baptism this Year 1762 "* ^^ 



1763 

Jany' 2 

2 



Jany' 
Fcby' 

March 



13 
27 
6 
14 
27 



John Capen 
Joseph Bird 

Ephraim Man 
Samuel Hoklen 
Joeiah Leeds 
JohnGoff 
Thomas Moseley 
Daniel Wiswell 



Son Samuel Capen 

Son Comfort Bird 

[281 

Dau' Mary Man 

Dau' Hannah Hoklen 

Dau' Ann Leeds 

Son John Goff 

Dau' Esther Moseley 

TV.-. ~ '^WkiweU 



1914] 



Dordiester First Church Baptisms 



227 



Apnl 


10 


Elisha Tiliston 


Datf 


Sarah Tileston 




10 


Sobmon Hall Son k Dau' 


Joseph & Mary Hall 




10 


JohnSearls 


Son 


Samuel Searls 




24 


Noah Clap 


Dau' 


Hannah Clap 


May 


1 


Samuel Mellish 


Son 


William Mellish 




8 


John Wiswell Jun» 


Son 


John Wiswell 




8 


Zd[)ulun Crane 


Dau' 


Ann Crane 




8 




Son 


William Glover 




8 


Samuel Moroth 


Son 


Samuel Moroth 




15 


AronRummery 


Son 


Thomas Rummery 




22 


John Davis 


Dau' 


Lois Davis 


June 


12 


Rachel Devemport 


Son 


Josiah Vose 




12 


Mathew Bird 


Dau' 


AbigalBird 


Juley 


24 


James Robinson 


Son 


John Robinson 




24 


Aron Bird 


Dau' 


Rachel Bird 


August 


7 


Lemuel Clap 


Son 


Lemuel Clap 




7 


Jonathan Clap Jun' 


Dau' 


Jane Clap 


[WriUen in margin: June 19 A Negro Received Baptism Named Pompy] 








129] 




August 


14 


John Foster 


Son 


William Foster 




28 


Timothy Fostw 


Son 


Timothy Foster 




28 


PaulHaU 


Son 


James Hail 


Sept' 


11 


Thomas Bird 


Son 


Lemuel Bird 




25 


Joseph Langley 


Son 


Lemuel Langley 




25 


John Word 


Dau' 


Mindwell Word 


October 


2 


Bamerd Capen 


Dau'^ 


Hannah Capen 




2 


Isaac Devemport 


Dau' 


Mary Devemport 




16 


Samuel Cox 


Son 


John Cox 


November 6 


Abraham Wheeler 


Son 


Samuel Wheeler 




6 


Abner Clap 


Son 


Supply Clap 




13 


Eaekiel Tileston 


Son 


Lemuel Tileston 




20 


Philip Withington 


Son 


Ebenezer Withington 


Deoemberll 


John Pierce 


Son 


Isaac Pierce 


1763 there Has been 40 Receved Baptism this year 


1764 










Jany' 


1 


David Clap 


Dau' 


AbigalClap 




15 


Samuel Andrews 


Dau' 


Margret Andrew 


Feby' 


5 


John Robinson J' 


Dau' 


Mary Robinson 




5 


Jonathan Bird 


Son 


Benjamin Bird 




19 


Elijah Davis 


Dau' 


Sarah Davis 




19 


Nathaniel Tileston 


Son 


Nathaniel Tileston 


March 


4 


William Vose 


Dau' 


Esther Vose 




4 


James Withington 


Son 


Salter Withington 




4 


Edward Brick J' 


Son 


Edward Brick 




18 




Son 


Jonathan Blackman 




18 


Edmond Dolbeer 


Son 


John Dolbeer of Boston 




18 


Joseph Triscott 


Dau' 
[301 


Mary Triscott 


March 


18 


Lemuel Robinson 


Dau' 


Jenisha Robinson 


April 


1 


Samuel Swift 


Son 


Jonathan Swift of Boston 




1 


Frances Price 


Son 


Frances Price 




8 


Cristifer Prince 


Dau' 


Sarah Prince of Boston 




8 


Jonathan Bird 


Dau' 


Martha Bird 




22 


ObadiahLow 


Son 


James Low of Boston 




22 


Samuel Blackman 


Dau^ 


Sarah Blackman 


VOL. Lxvm. 16 







228 



Dorchester First Chvreh Baptisms 



[July 



May 


13 


Daniel Leeds 


Son 


Daniel Leeds 




27 


Ebenezer Pope 


Son 


Edmond Pope 




27 


William Severs 


Dau' 


Mary Severs 




27 


James Foster 


Son 


John Foster 


June 


17 


Solomon Kilton 


Son 


EHjah Kilton 




17 


WiUiam Andrews 


Dau' 


Mary Andrews 




24 


Joseph Waldow 


Son 


Joseph Waldow of Boston 




24 


Samuel Withington J^ 


Son 


Phinehas Withington 


Juley 


8 


Elihu Kilton 


Son 


Elista KUton 




8 


Henery Vaugn 


Dau' 


Mary Vaugn 




22 


Joseph Bird 


Dau' 


Hannah Bird 


• 


22 


Daniel Wiswell 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Wiswell 




22 


Benjamin Lyon 


Dau' 


Mary Lyon 




29 


John Wales 


Dau' 






29 


EUjah Withington 


Dau' 


Susannah Withington 




29 


Ebenezer Bird 


Dau' 


Jane Bird 


August 


12 


John.Minott 


Son 
[311 


John Minott 


August 


19 


Timothy Wales 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Wales 




26 


Jonathim Niles 


Dau' 


Sarah NUes 




26 


Aaron Rummery 


Dau' 


Sarah Rummery 


Sept' 


16 


Noah Clap 


Son 


John Clap 




23 


Thomas Withingtcm 


Son 


Thomas Withington 


Oct' 


7 


EUjah Pope 


Dau' 


Ann Pope 




7 


Samuel How Jun' 


Dau' 


Elizabeth How 




14 


C^ John Homans 


Son 


Stephen Homans 




14 


Jonathan Leeds 


Son 


Jonathan Leeds 


Novef 


4 


Enoch Glover 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Glover 




11 


Zd[>ulun Crane 


Dau' 


Rhoda Crane 


Dec^ 


2 


JohnGoff 


Son 


Joseph Goff 




9 


Thomas Ramours 


Son 


John Ramour 




9 


Henery Humphrey 


Dau' 


Susannah Humphry 




9 


Samuel Robinson 


Dau' 


Lois Robinson 




30 


C*leb Bradley 


Dau' 


Sarah Bradley 


IWriOen 


in margin: 1764 Sept' 23 Eben' Bonnan A Negro Dau* Named Ann) 






54 Hath Received Baptism this 


year 1764 


1766 




• 






Jany' 


13 


Samuel Cox Son & Dau' 


Thomas & Hannah Cox 




27 


liemuel Clap 


Son 


Edward Clap 


F^y' 


3 


Zdt)ediah Williams 


Dau' 


Margret Williams 




3 


John Spurr 


Son 


James Spurr 




3 


Henery Oneal 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Oneal 


March 


10 


Jacob Bird 


Dau' 


Prudence Bird 




31 


John Tolman Jun' 


Dau' 


Hannah Tolman 


April 


7 


Pall Hall 


Dau' 
[32] 


Elizabeth Hall 


April 


14 


Abraham Woodard's 


Dau' 


Anna Woodard 




14 


Samuel Holden 


Son 


Samuel Holden 


May 


6 


Jc^mSearls 


Son 


Robert Searls 




19 


John Capen 


Son 


John Capen 




19 


Isaiah Leeds 


Son 


David Leeds 


June 


16 


John Langleys 


Son 


William Langley 




30 




Son 


William Leeds 




30 


Ebenezer Hall 


Son 


James Hall 




30 


Benjamin Homans 


Son 


Benjamin Homans 



1914] 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



229 



Juky 7 Barnerd Capen 

21 John M<^Daniels 
AguBt 4 Samuel Payson 

4 Jonothan Bird 

4 Ebenezer Bird 

18 Elijah Pope 

25 Ezekiel Tileston 

Sept' 8 John Ward 

8 John How 

22 JohnWiswell 
22 Solomon Hall 

Oct' 6 Thomas Mosely 

By M' 6 Samuel MeUish 

parcons 6 Daniel Leeds 

13 William Holden J' 

20 Noah Clap 

20 Isaac Devemport 

Oct' 20 HopstillHall 

Novem' 3 Elijah Davis 

17 Timothy Tileston 

17 Nathaniel Glover 

Dece°^ 1 Jonathan Leeds 

8 Samuel Maxfield 

15 Elihu Kilton 

22 Joseph Bird 

29 John Davis 



Son Barnerd Capen 

Dau' Catherine M^'Daniels 

Son Samuel Payson 

Son James Bird 

Dau' Sarah Bird 

Son Sherebiah Pope 

Son John Tileston 

Son Samuel Ward 

Son John How 

Son Enoch Wiswell 

Dau' Sarah Hall 

Son Samuel Mosely 

Dau' Esther Meliish 

Son Samuel Leeds 

Dau' Susannah Holden 

Dau' Lois Clap 

Dau' Sarah Devemport 

133] 

Dau' Sarah HaU 

Son Thomas Davis 

Dau' Esther Tileston 

Son Ekiward Glover 

Dau' Sarah Leeds 

Dau' Hannah Maxfield 

Son SamU Kilton 

Son John Bird 

Dau' Mary Davis 



There Hath 44 RecivM Baptism this year 1765 



1766 

Jany' 19 Ephraim Man 

19 James Withington 
Feby 2 John Blackman 

2 Samuel How Jun^ 

16 Samuel Munrow 

23 John Spurr 

23 Lemuel Robinson 

March 9 Samuel Blackman 

30 Philip Withington 

30 Thomas Withington 

April 13 John Robinson 

13 Nathaniel Tileston 

20 Martha Bird 
May 4 James Foster 

4 Enoch Glover 

18 Henery Vaugn 

June 8 Edward Brick J' 

15 David Clap 

22 James Robinson 

29 Samuel Andrews 

Juley 13 Edward Pierce 

27 Cap° John Homans 

27 WilHam Severs 

August 3 Samuel Tolman 

* Euclid (town records). 



Son William Man 

Son William Withington 

Dau' Lydia Blackman 

Dau' Mary How 

Son Lemuel Mimrow 

Son Elisha Spurr 

Dau' Zibbiah Royal Robinson 

Son Eliakam Blackman 

Dau' Lois Withington 

Dau' Sarah Withington 

Son Samuel Robinson 

Son Uclety* Tileston 

Dau' Martha Bird 

Dau' Susannah Foster 

Son Benjamin Glover 

Son Henery Vaugn 

1341 

Son Joseph Brick 

Son Samuel Clap 

Son Joseph Robinson 

Dau' Lucy Andrews 

Dau' Hannah Pierce 

Dau' Rebeka Homans 

Son Robert Severs 

Son Samuel Tolman 



230 



Donheder Pirtt Chunk Baptiaau 



[July 





10 


Tbomas Bird J' 


DauF 


AbigalBiid 




10 


Thomaa Clap J' 


Dau' 


AbigalOap 




31 


EbeneaerBtrd 


Dan' 


Prissillah Bird 




31 


Samuel Pierce 


Son 


Samuel Pierce 


8ept' 


14 


Joeq^Laogley 


Son 


Wdliam Lan^ey 




21 


Elisha Tikston 


Datf 


Lydia Tileston 




28 




Dau' 


Elisabeth Clap 


Oct' 


12 


James Kilton 


Dau' 


MaryKiHon 


Nove' 


16 


Daniel Wiswell 


Dau' 


Ann Wiswdl 




16 




Dau' 


Sarah Ferington 


Dec' 


7 


Francia Dehice 


Dau' 


Mary Dduce 




14 


Jonathan Triscott 


Dau' 


Sarah Triscott 




28 


SamD WithingUm J' 


Son 

rod 


Lewis Withingt<m 






37 Hath Receiv'd Baptism this 


1 year 1766 


1767 










Jany 


4 


Joseph Bennet On<l y^ Covenant & Receiv^^ Baptism Aged 16 Years 




11 


Noah Clap 


Dau' 


Elisabeth Cb^) 




18 


John MinoU 


Dau' 


Hannah Minott 




25 


Samuel Toplif 


Dau' 


Elisabeth Toplif 


Feby 


1 


Phinehas Holden 


Dau' 


Lois Holden 




8 


JohnGoff 


Son 


RusselGoff 




8 


Eben' Blake Jun' 


Son 


Josiah Blake 




15 


Abner Cl^ 


Son 


Samuel Clap 




15 


Hopstill Hall 


Son 


JohnHaU 




22 


Paul Davis J' 


Daii' 


Elisabeth Davis 


March 


29 


Timothy Wales 


Son 


William Wales 




29 


Benjamin Lyon 


Son 


Peter Lyon 




29 


Samuel Leeds Jun' 


Dau' 


Ann Leeds 


May 


10 


EzraBadlam 


Dau' 


Susannah Badlam 




24 


Joseph Birds 


Dau" 


Sarah & Lydia Bird 




24 


Paul Hall 


Son 






24 


Jonathan Leeds 


Dau' 


Hannah Leeds 




24 


John Howe 


Dau' 


Elixabeth Howe 




31 


Abraham Woodard 


Son 


John Clark Woodard 




31 




Dau' 


Martha Bird 


June 


7 


Barnard Capens 


Son 
1361 
Dau' 


Barnard Capen 


June 


7 


Elijah Withington 


Hannah Withington 




21 


Isaiah Leeds 


Son 


Isaac Leeds 


Juley 


19 


Ezekiel Tohna 


Dau' 


Sarah Tolman 




19 


Joseph Haws 
Sam" Holden 


Dau' 


Sarah Haws 




26 


Son 


Jestinen Holden 




26 


Sam" Robinson 


Son 


Moses Robinson 


August 


2 


Timothy Tileston 


Son 


Ebenezer Tileston 




9 


Ebenezer Bird 


Son 


Ebeneser Bird 




16 


John WisweU J* 


Dau' 


Abigal Wiswell 




16 


Thomas Tolman 


Dau' 


Lydia Tolman 




23 


Daniel Oliver 


Dau' 


Hannah Francis Oliver 




30 


Job Walker 


Son 


Ebeneser Williams Walker 




30 


Isaac Devemport 


Son 


Ephraim Devemport 




30 


Francis Deluce 


Dau' 


Nancy Deluce 




30 


Daniel Leeds 


Son 


Benjamin Bass Leeds 


8ept^ 


6 


Ebeneser Hall 


Dau' 


Ann Hall 




6 


Ebeneser Williams 


Dau' 


Sarah Williams 




20 


Stephen Ferington 


Dau' 


Mary Ferington 



1914] 



DorcketAer First Church Baptisms 



231 



Oct' 


4 


Samuel Payson 


Son 


Samuel Payson 




11 


Samuel Maxfidd 


Son 


Samuel Maxfield 




11 


Jonas Tolman 


Sons 


Jonas & James Tolman 




18 


James Withington 


Son 


Elijah Withington 


Nov«' 


8 


David Clap 


Son 


SethClap 


Decf 


27 


Edward Glover 


Son 


Edward Glover 




1 48 Hath Receivd 


Baptism this year 1767 1 



[WriUen in margin: Edward Parks of Milton 3 Children Bom / Septr 6 & Septr 13 
they Received Baptism / Named Elizabeth Jerusha & Sarah] 

1371 



1768 










Jany* 


3 


Elijah Davis 


Dau' 


Martha Davis 




24 


Samuel Mellish 


Dau' 


HftnTifth Mellish 




24 


Enoch Glover 


Dau' 


Ann Glover 


Feby' 


7 


SamU Andrews 


Son 


Thomas Andrews 




21 


Solomon Hall 


Son 


Solomon Hall 




28 


John Tolman J' 


Son 


John Tolman 




28 


Samuel Tolman 


Son 


Daniel Tohnan 


March 


13 


Thomas Withington 


Son 


Nathaniel Withington 




13 


James Kilton 


Son 


Ebenezer Kilton 


April 


3 


Henery Vone 


Son 


Thomas Vone 




24 


Nathaniel Glover 


Dau' 


Jane Hill Glover 


May 


8 


Samuel How J' 


Dau' 


Sarah How 




15 


John Maxfield 


Son 


John Maxfield 


June 


12 


Capn James Foster 


Dau' 


Ruth Foster 




19 


William Holden J' 


Dau' 


Ruth Holden 




26 


Sam" Cox 


Son 


Henery Cox 


Juky 


3 


Henery Humphrey 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Humphrey 




3 


John Capen 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Capen 




10 


Abraham Wheeler 


Dau' 


Mary Wheeler 




17 


Elihu Kilton 


Dau' 


Lois Kilton 




24 


Elijah Pope 


Dau' 


Rachel Pope 




24 


Samuel Munrow 


Dau' 


Jane Munrow 


August 


7 


John M^Daniels 


Son 


Joseph M«Danieb 




14 




Dau' 


Abigal Blackman 




14 


Cap^ John Homans 


Dau' 

[381 
Dau' 


Ann Homans 


August 


14 


Ebenezer Blake 


ReUef Blake 




28 


Lemuel Robinson 


Son 


William Royal Robinson 


Sept' 


4 


Thomas Foster J' 


Dau' 


Mary Foster 




4 


Nathaniel Tileston 


Dau' 


Martha Tileston 




4 


Hopstill Hall 


Dau' 


MaryHaU 




11 


Jonathan Holden 


Son 


James Holden 




18 


Mathew Bird 


Son 


James Semore Bird 


Oct' 


2 


Samuel Toplif 


Dau' 


Sarah Toplif 




2 


Joseph Langley 


Dau' 


Mary Tjangley 




2 


JohnGoff 


Son 


Stephen Goff 




9 


Noah Clap 


Dau' 


Sarah Clap 




23 


John Spurr 


Son 


Benjamin Spurr 




23 


Francis Duluce 


Son 


Francis Deluce 




30 


Thomas Moseley 


Son 


Jonathan Moseley 




30 


John Worde 


Son 


William Worde 


Novcm' 


13 


Thomas Evans Wife & Son 


Elizabeth & Thomas Evans 




20 


Thomas Devemport 


Dau' 


Mary Devemport 




27 


Aron Birds 


Son 


ShippeBird 



232 



Dorchesier First Church Baptimu 



[July 



Dec 


19 Jonas Toknan 


Son William Tohnan 




25 John Clap 


Son John Clap 


There Hath 46 Received Baptism this Year 1748 






1391 


1769 






Jany 


1 Stephen Ferinton 


Dau' Elizabeth Firinton 






Son William Andrews 




15 Ebenezer Bird 


Dau"" Esther Bird 




22 Samuel Leeds Jr 


Son Samuel Leeds 




22 Moses Davis Jun*" 


Dau^ Rebkah Davis 




29 Edward Preston 


Dau*^ Lucy Preston 




29 Ezckiel Toknan 


Son Ezekiel Toknan 




29 Joseph Hawes 


Dau^ Sarah Hawes 


Feby' 


5 James Robinson 


Dau' Sarah Brick Robinson 




12 EzraBadlam 


Dau' Rbekah Badhun 




19 Joseph Bird 


Son Olover Cromel Bird 




19 Susannah Bradley 


Son Abraham Jackson 


March 


5 Jonathan Leeds 


Dau"" Patience Leeds 




5 Ebenezer Williams 


Dau"" Jerusha Williams 




5 Sam" WTiite 


Dau' Elizabeth WTiite 




19 Samuel Withington 


Son Enos Withington 




19 Jonathan Bird 


Son Stephen Bird 




19 Samuel Pierce 


Son Abraham Pierce 


April 


2 Ichabod W isweU 


Son Ebenezer Wiswell 




23 Isaac Devemport 


Son Ebenezer Devemport 


May 


7 Samuel Maxfield 


Dau' Ruth Maxfield 




7 William Munrow 


Dau' Elizabeth Munrow 
[40] 


June 


4 John Minott 


Dau^* Abig&l Minott 




11 John Gervis 


Son John Gervis 




11 & His Son Francis 


Son Francis Gervis 




11 Thomas Tohnan 


Daui* Sarah Toknan 




IS FhilHp Withington 


Son W illium \\ ithmgton 


Jul^ 


9 John How 


Son George How 




23 Timothy Wail^ 


Son Stephen Wails 


Augupt 


20 JobWaik(«r 


Son Joseph Walker 


Sept* 


3 Thomn4i Clap J' 


Son James Clap 




3 S&nil" Boldon 


Son Edwani Holden 




24 ITiomas ^^' itliin^toa 


Dau' Charbt Withmgton 




24 Jonathan Clap J"" 


Dau' Susannah Ckp 


Oct'^ 


8 I^muel CUp 


Son Samuel Clap 




H 2k"bulun Crane 


Dau' Abigal Crane 




B Samuel Howe J^ 


D&u^ Hannah Howe 




S Samuel Generson 


Son John Luckes Generson 


Novef 


5 IMdow AbiRal Cai>en 


Dau' L> dia Capen 




12 Daniel Faima 


Dau' Darkis Faims 




12 JohnWorde 


Dau' Ann Worde 




12 Samuel Totman 


Son Samuel Toknan 




19 Ann Foster 


Dau' Lucy Wait Foster 
[411 


Nove' 


26 John WaJea 


2 Dau" Ann Wales 2 years oki 
& Elizabeth Wales 




26 Edward Pi€m 


Son Edward Pierce 


{ Dr<^ 


10 S«iniilABd^«m 


Son Stephen Andrews 


f 


1*-^W^ljf?Ecceii 


r'd Baptism this Year 1769 



1914] 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



233 



Jany* 


7 


William Voee 


Son 


Sam" Voae 




7 


John Vone (Vaughan) 


Dau' 


Rachel Vone 




28 


Elijah Davis 


Dau' 


Lydia Davis 


Feby 


4 


Noah Clap 


Dau' 


Lydia Clap 




4 


Samuel Cox 


Son 


Robert Cox 




11 


Timothy Tileston 


Dau' 


Rebekah Tileston 




11 


Ebenezer Hall 


Dau' 


Hannah Hall 




18 


Daniel Oliver 


Son 


Daniel Oliver 




18 


John Pierce 


Son 


John Pierce 




25 


Solomon Hall 


Dau' 


Sarah Hall 


March 


4 


John Blackman 


Son 


Andrew Blackman 




4 


Barnard Capen 


Dau' 


Ann Capen 




18 


Paul Davis J' 


Son 


Samuel Davis 




18 


Moses Richardson 


Son 


Moses Richardson 




25 


John Capen 


Dau' 


Ruth Capen 


April 


1 


Enoch Glover 


Son 


Sam" Glover 




1 


Samuel Shepherd 


Son 
142] 


Samuel Shepherd 


April 


15 


James Foster 


Son 


Benjamin Foster 




22 


Samue** Blackman 


Son 


William Blackman 




29 


Benjamin Lyon 


Son 


Samuel Lyon 


May 


20 


James Baker J' 


Son 


Edmond Baker 




20 


John White 


Son 


John White 


June 


3 


Thomas Cams 


Dau' 


Susannah Cams 




3 


Nathaniel Clap 


Dau' 


Unice Clap 




10 


John Williams J' 


Son 


Caleb WiUiams 




23 


Isreal Beels 


Dau' 


Sarah Beels 


Juley 


8 


PaulHaU 


Dau' 


Martha Hall 




8 


Elijah Tolman 


Son 






15 


Jesseniah Thayer 


Dau' 


Hannah Thayer 




22 


Lemuel Robinson 


Dau' 


Policy Robinson 




22 


Ebenezer Blake 


Dau' 


Sarah Blake 


August 


5 


Stephen Ferinton 


Dau' 


Patience Ferinton 




12 


SamU Mellish 


Dau' 


Molly MeUish 




12 


Nathaniel Tileston 


Dau' 


Relief Holland Tileston 




18 


John Gervice 


Son 


Sam" Gervice 


Sept' 


16 


Ezra Badlam 


Dau' 


Hannah Badlam 




16 


Ebenezer Baker 


Dau' 
[431 


Prissillah Baker 


Sept' 


23 


Sam" Toplif 


Son 


Sam" Toplif 




30 


Elijah Withington 


Dau' 


Lucy Withington 


Oct' 


7 


Hopestm HaU 


Son 


Hopestill Hall 




7 


Francis Deluce 


Dau' 


Ruth Deluce 




7 


Ichabod Wiswell 


Dau' 


Hannah Wiswell 




14 


I/emuel Clap 


Son 


Ebenezer Clap 




14 


Ezekiel Tolman 


Son 


Lemuel Tolman 




28 


William Munrow 


Dau' 


Lydia Munrow 




28 


Joseph Hawes 


Son 


Joseph Hawes 


NovC 


4 


Samuel Payson 


Son 






4 


Elihu KUton 


Son 


Rufus Kilton 




11 


Jonathan Holden 


Son 


John Holden 




11 


Abner Clap 


Son 


James Clap 




18 


Elizabeth Berry on'd y« covenant & Received Baptism 


Dec» 


2 


Thomas Bird 


Dau' 


Hannah Bird 




16 


Moees Davis Jun» 


Dau' 


Hannah Davis 



234 



Doreheder First Church BapHmu 



[July 





30 


Alexander Gbver 


Son 


Alexander Gbver 




30 


Ebenezer Mazfield 


Son 


Amos Maxfield 




30 




Dauf 


Mary Tolman 


There Hath 56 Received Baptism this Year 1770 








[441 




1771 










Jany' 


6 


Hannah Blake on'd y^ Covenant & Receiv'd Baptism 




6 


Mehetable Blake on'd y« Covenant & Receiv'd Baptism 




13 


John Tohnan Jun' 


Son 


Elisha Tohnan 




20 


Henery Humphrey 


Son 


I^emuel Humphrey 




20 


Abraham How 


Son 


Abraham How 




20 


Widow Mary Walker 


Son 


Job Walker 


Feby* 


3 


Aron Bird 


Son 






3 


William Holden P 


Dau' 


Lydia Holden 




24 


Josiah Leeds 


Son 


Josiah Leeds 


March 


10 


JohnGoff 


Son 


Ebenezer Goff 




24 


SamU Mazfield 


Dau' 


Lydia Maxfield 


April , 


14 


Joseph Langley 


Dau' 


Thank! ull Evans Langley 




28 


Isaac Devemport 


Son 


John Devemport 




28 


Samuel How Jun' 


Son 


Samuel How 


May 


19 


Samuel Withington P 


Dau' 


Lucy Withington 


June 


9 


James Robinson 


Dau' 


Susannah Robinson 




16 


Jonathan Bird 


Dau' 


Eimice Bird 


August 


4 


Jonathan Boman J' 


Son 


Jonathan Boman 




4 


Joseph Devemport 


Son 


Joseph Devemport 




25 


Noah Clap 


Son 


Ebenezer Clap 




25 


Jonathan Triscott 


Son 
1461 


Samuel Triscott 


August 


25 


John Howe 


Dau' 


Rachel How 




25 


Edward Glover 


Dau' 


Hannah Glover 


Sept' 


22 


Samuel Clap 


Son 


Samuel Clap 




29 


Lemuel Robinson 


Dau' 


Sarah Robinson 




29 


Sam" Pierce 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Pierce 




29 


Sam" Withington Tar« 


Dau' 


Mary Withington 


OctF 


6 


John Spurr 


Son 


Eliphelep Spurr 




20 


Ebenezer Bird 


Dau' 


Susannah Bird 




20 


Ezra Chip 


Dau' 


LoasClap 


Novef 


18 


Lemuel Chip 


Dau' 


Rd:)ekahCbip 


Dec' 


1 


Samuel Tolman 


Dau' 


Mary Tolman 


There Hath 32 Receiv'd Baptism this Year 1771 


1772 










Jany' 


5 


Elijah Tolman 


Dau' 


Susannah Tohnan 




5 


Stephen Ferington 


Son 


Stephen Ferington 




5 


Abijah Beels 


Dau' 


Unioe Beels 




12 


Daniel Oliver 


Dau' 


Sarah Oliver 




12 


Ebenezer Everet 


Dau' 


Susannah Everet 




19 


Solomon Hall 


Dau' 


PrissillahHaU 




19 


John Gervice 


Son 


Stephen Gervice 




19 


Thomas Tolman 


Dau' 


Ruth Tolman 




26 


John Maxfieki 


Son 
1461 


John Maxfield 


Peby' 


2 


Jcmathan Cli^ 


Son 


Jonathan Clap 




16 


Daniel Faim 


Dau' 


Anne Faim 




16 


Ebenezer Mazfi^ 


Dau' 


Elisabeth Maxfield 



^ 



1914] 



Dordietier First Church BapHams 



235 





23 


Samuel Blackman 


Son 


Unite Blackman 


March 


1 


Mathew Bird 


Son 


James Bird 




1 


John Capen 


Dau' 


Esther Capen 


April 


12 


Sam" Tophf 


Son 


Richard Toplif 




19 


Jonathan Leeds 


Dau* 


Patience Leeds 


May 


3 


Ebeneser Blake 


Son 


Ebeneser Blake 




24 


SamU Holden 


Dau' 


Zibbiah Robmson 




31 


Barnard Capen 


Dau' 


Loas Capen 


June 


14 


Abraham Wheeler 


Son 


Thomas Baker Wheeler 




14 


John Clap Son & Dau' 


Nathaniel & Hannah Clap 




21 


Francis Deluce 


Son 


John Deluce 


Juley 


12 


Ebenezer Williams 


Son 


Zebediah Williams 




19 


Timothy Wales 


Dau' 


Abigal Wales 




19 


Timothy Tileston 


Dau' 


Susannah Tileston 


August 


2 


Joseph Turner 


Son 


Joseph Turner 




16 


Ebeneier Hall 


Dau' 


Rebekah Hall 




16 


Esekiel Tofanan 


Son 


Nathaniel Tohnan 




24 


Esra Badlam 


Dau' 


Patience Badhun 




31 


Samuel Andrews 


Dau' 


Sarah Andrews 




31 


Alexander Glover 


Dau' 
[47] 
Son 


Hannah Glover 


August 


31 


William Munrow 


William Munrow 




31 


Benjamin Dickermon 


Dau' 


Rdbekah Leeds Dickermon 


Sept' 


7 


Thomas Clap 


Son 


Charles Clap 




7 


Ebeneser Tolman 


Son 


Ebeneser Tolman 




14 


Henery Humphrey 


Dau' 


Mary Ann Humphry 




14 


Edward Parks 


Dau' 


Sarah Parks 




28 


Paul Davis Jun' 


Dau' 


Lydia Adams Davis 


Oct' 


11 


John Blackman 


Son 


James Blackman 




11 


Thomas Evans 


Dau' 


Hannah Evans 




18 


Ebeneser Bird 


Dau' 


Esther Bird 




25 


Joseph Hawes 


Son 


William Hawes 


Nove' 


1 


Samuel MeUish 


Son 


Stephen MeUish 




8 


Elijah Davis 


Dau' 


Ann Davis 


Dec^ 


6 


Lemuel Robmson 


Dau' 


Elisabeth Robinson 




6 


Nathaniel Tileston 


Dau' 


Anne Tileston 


48 Hath Receiv'd Baptism this Year 1772 


1773 
Jany' 


17 


Ichabod Wisewell 


Dau* 


MaryWisweU 


Feby' 


7 


Jesseniah Thayer 


Dau' 


Lydia Thayer 




7 


Jonathan Holden 


Dau' 


Mary Ann Holden 




21 


Joseph Devemport 


Son 


John Devemport 




28 


IsrealBeeb 


Dau' 


Elisabeth Reels 


March 


14 


James Kilton 


Son 


Thomas Kilton 




14 


Samuel Belcher 


Dau' 


Rachel Belcher 


May 


30 


AronBird 


Son 
[481 


John Bird 


May 


30 


Abraham Howe 


Son 


James Blake Howe 


Juley 


4 


Isaac Devemport 


Son 


Daniel Devemport 




4 


Aron Rumery 


Son 


John Rumery 




4 


Stephen Ferington 


Son 






26 


Edward Williams 


Dau' 


Martha Bukley Williams 




26 


John Minor 


Son 


Nathaniel Minor 


Sept' 


12 


Samuel Mimrow 


Dau' 


Lydia Evans Munrow 


Oct' 


17 


'•H- 




EUjah Williama 



236 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



[July 



Dec' 


19 


Samuel Howe J' 


Dau' 


Lydia Howe 








Samuel Pierce 


Dau' 


Abigal Pierce 








John Pierce 


Son 


John Pierce 








Ezra Badlam 


Son 


Ezra Badlam 








John Howe 


Dau' 


Rachel Howe 








Edward Glover 


Dau' 


Mary Glover 








Samuel WithingtonT'^' 


Son 


Samuel Withmgton 




29 Hath Receiv'd Baptism this Year 1773 


1774 












Jany' 


2 




Dau' 


Elizabeth Tohnan 






2 




Dau' 


Lydia Tolman 






2 


Ezra Clap 


Dau' 


Susannah Clap 






23 


Sam" White 


Son 


Sam» White 






23 


Elijah Jones 


Son 


William Jones 




March 


6 


Sam" Clap 


Dau' 
1491 


Jemime Clap 




May 


1 


Ezekiel Tolman 


Son 


Moses Tolman 






1 


Ebenezer Maxfield 


Dau' 


Ann Maxfield 






1 


Abner Clap 


Son 


Oliver Clap 






29 


John Blackman 


Son 


Stephen Blackman 






29 


John Bradley 


Dau' 


Marcy Green Bradley 




June 


26 


Daniel Oliver 


Dau' 


Susannah Oliver 






26 


William Munrow 


Son 


Thomas Evans Munrow 






26 


Seth Blake 


Son 


BiU Blake 




August 


15 


Jonathan Blake 


Son 


James Blake 






21 


John Spurr 


Dau' 


Rebekah Spurr 






21 


Josepn Clap 


Son 


Joseph Clap 




8ept' 


18 


Samuel Holden 


Dau' 








18 


Joseph Hawes 


Son 


John Hawes 






18 


Joseph Devemport 


Son 


Edward Devemport 




Oct' 


2 


Samuel Maxfield 


Dau' 


Susannah Maj^eld y« first 


M' 










Everet Baptized 




2 


Elihu Kilton 


Dau' 


Abigal Kilton 






2 


Francis Deluce 


Son 


Thomas Deluce 






16 


Timothy Tileston 


Dau' 


Francis Tileston 






16 


Lemuel Clap 


Son 


Richard Clap 








(501 






Oct' 


16 


Joseph Langley 


Son 


Joseph Langley 






16 


John Mimrow 


Dau' 


Lucy Munrow 






23 


Samuel Belcher 


Dau' 


Nabbe Belcher 






23 


Ebenezer Tohnan J' 


Son 


Thomas Jones Tolman 






23 


Lem*' Colyer oned the Covenant & Receiv'd Baptism 




Nove' 


6 


Abraham Wheeler 


Son 


Abraham Wheeler 






6 


John Tolman J' 


Dau' 


Jemime Tolman 




Dec' 


4 


Timothy Wales 


Dau' 


Ruth Wales 






4 


Paul Davis J' 


Son 


Zacceus Davis 






4 


Ebenezer Hall 


Dau' 


LoasHaU 






11 


Ezekiel Tileston 


Dau' 


Jane HiU Tileston 






11 


Nathaniel Titeston 


Dau' 


Eunice Tilison 






?5 


Samuel Leeds J' 


Son 


Nathaniel Leeds 






25 


John Pierce 


Dau' 


Sarah Pierce 




39 Hath Receiv'd Baptism this Year 1774 


1775 












Jany' 


1 


D' James Baker 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Baker 





1914] 



F.-rf C 



Sistt BtettJMiJr ^xsrwersi GdW'W 



Mmrk 



19 Jc^ 



Sec ^r&Asbic H^ 





19 I+.iSndW>w^ 


Dm' 


EtT^fr WiL>»tc[ 




19 JccAch.i£i *- >jif;B 


Sec 


FjA^i H:a:^tt 




35 J'bi'!^^ *i Tiirc 


Das' 


Lriia-Hisr^ 


April 


2 Pi HvT 


SCQ 


S:-;:.bsi H J 




2 BbcTiowBrd 


Sm 


jA=i<«B:ri 




2 ,A>T3u'.-ig Gi:-rer 


r^i' 


R^^iiih G Ajver 


M*y 


14 B»«»i Cip-ai 


Sco 


L«::-3*i Ca^^si 




28 Eir* BA-r-isi 


Soe 


Egm R^^.un 




28 Jorji B*kff i^m' 


Dm' 


Arm B«ker Hfr Mother died 
W L«i she WW bora 


Jnky 


16 H ::::vn S-iTno- 


Soo 


^iliiam Sumner 


AugQBt 


13 Iaa*r Devf-ipcrt 


DaTi' 


EfUxr Devempcrt 




13 ^ :';.Am h*^e 


Son 


LemTwi Blake 




20 John Cap«i Jtsi' 


Son 


Edward C;ipen 


Sept' 


10 JohnC&fxn 


Daa' 


S^jsannah Capen 


Sept' 


17 Samuel MeEish J' 


Son 


Samuel Mellssh 


Ocf 


1 Aroo Bird 


Son 


Abraham Bird 




8 FikielBinia 


Dau' 


Hannah HoUen Bird 




15 Samuel Withington Tar* Dau' 


Jane Withington 




15 Joseph Clap J' 


Dau' 


Abigal Glover Clap 




22 Roland HaU 


These 3 Persons oned 




22 PelkliahHall 


the Covenant 




22 Poly Blake 


A Receiv'd Baptism 


Novc' 


5 Thomas Macratc 


Dau' 


Margret Macrate of Roxbry 




5 Samuel MeDish 


Dau' 


EUnice Mellish 




5 Ebenezer Maxfield 


Dau' 


Joe Maxfield 




12 Erekiel Tolman 


Son 


Phinehas Tolman 




12 Seth Blake 


Dau' 


Sallj' Blake 




12 Jacob Bird 


Son 


Jacob Bird 




12 Aron Rumery 


Son 


David Rumery 




12 Pero a Negro Man on' 


'd the Covenant & Receiv'd Baptism 




26 The Re\'<* M' 








Moees Everet 


Son 


Moees Everet 


Dec^ 


3 John Howe 


Son 


Joseph How 




3 Nabbe Wilson on'd the Covaiant & Received Baptism 




10 Sam" Pierce 


Son 
1531 


George Pierce 


Dec' 


10 Mehetable Blake 


Son 


James Bruce 




10 John Robmson Negro 


's Baptised Febe A Sepeo 




17 Ebeneser Wales 


Dau' 


Nancy Wales 




31 Desire Tohnan 


Son 


William Tohnan 




31 Elisha Clap Dec8<l 


Son 


EhshaClap 




50 Hath Received Baptism this Year 1776 



* Alexander Leeds (town records). 



238 



Records at Nassau, New Providence 



[July 



1776 










Jany* 


14 


James Baker y« Z^ 


Son 


Phin«has Baker 




28 


Benjamin Lyon 
Sam" Sumner 


Dau' 


Thankf ull Lyon 


Feby' 


11 


Dau' 


Susannah Sumner of Roibury 




26 


Mary Walker 


Dau' 


Soffia Walker 


March 


3 


William Blake 


Son 


William Blake 




10 


Jonathan Blake 


Dau' 


Patience Blake 




17 


Amol Wells 


Dau' 


Hannah Jones WeHa 


April 


7 


Noah Clap 


Dau' 


Lucy Clap 




7 


John Blackman 


Son 


James Blackman 




7 


Joseph Devemport 


Son 


Jason Devemport 




14 


Joseph Blake 


Dau' 


Eunice Blake 




21 


Ebeneser Withington 










Tar* 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Baker Withington 
Her Mother Died 
She being 15 Days old 




21 


Ebeneser Robinson Decs*^ Dau' 


Ann Robinson 




21 


T^nard Miller 


Son 
1541 


Joseph Miller of MUton 


April 


28 


Thomas Tolman 


Dau* 


WeightstiU Tohnan 


May 


26 


Edward Blake 


Son 


Thomas Blake 


June 


16 


JohnGoff 


Son 


Jesse Goff 




30 


Lemuel Clap 


Son 


ElishaClap 




30 


Edward Gtover 


Son 


Lewis Glover 


Juley 


28 


Elijah Tohnan 


Dau' 


Susannah Luis Tolman 


August 


18 


Ebenezer Capen 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Capen 




25 


James Robinson 


Son 


Stephen Robinson 


Sept' 


1 


Mary Tolman 


Son 


WiUiam Walker 




1 


Jane Williams 


Dau' 


Molly Atherton 




22 


Joseph Langley 


Son 


Edmond How Langley 




29 


John Pierce 


Dau' 


Molly Pierce 
SamU Belcher 


Novc' 


3 


Sam" Belcher 


Son 




17 


Jonas Tolman 


Dau' 


Susannah Tolman 


Pec* 


1 


SamU Maxfield 


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Lucy Maxfield 




1 


John Capen 


Son 


John Capen 




1 


SamU Tolman 


Son 


Edward Tohnan 




1 


Phinehas Holden 


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Nathaniel Tileston 


Son 


Ebenezer Devemport Tiliston 




22 


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Jonathan Bird 


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35 Hath Receiv'd Bapt 


ism this Year 1776 






[To be conduded] 



BURIAL RECORDS AND INSCRIPTIONS 
AT NASSAU, NEW PROVIDENCE 

Communicated by Alfbbd Johnsom, Litt. D., of Boston, Msm. 

Teib following records and inscriptions were copied by the writer 
during a visit to Nassau, New Providence^ in March 1914. The 
record of burial were taken from the Burial Books of St. Matthew's 
Parish, the oldest parish at Nassau, and comprise all the burial 
entries during the first half of the nineteenth century that refer to 



1914] 



Records at Nassau, New Providence 



239 



persons who were obviously Americans. They consist of seventeen 
entries from Book 1, which begins in 1802, and three entries from 
Book 2, and they are given in chronological order. The inscriptions 
are believed to include all the inscriptions at Nassau, at present 
legible, which give evidence of referring to persons who came to that 
place from the territory now forming the United States. Among 
them may be found the names of some of the American Loyalists 
who emigrated to Nassau at the time of the Revolution. 

From the Burial Books of St. Matthew's Parish 



May. 9. 1803. 

Apr. 5. 1809 

August 12, 1810 
Sept. 3. 1810. 
January 18*»^ 1812 
Sept. 7«»» 1812, 
Sept. 13, 1814. 
Oct. 19. 1814 

January 19«» 1816, 
March 6«>> 1816. 
Apr. 9. 1816. 
Sept. 12*1*1818. 

August 29^ 1820 
Dec. 17. 1820, 
June 7, 1821 
June 19^ 1822 
Oct. 31, 1826. 



Mrs. Mary Sampson, wife of James Sampson, Esq., 
late of East Florida, aged 59 Years. 

William Rinelander of New York aged 28 years 
interred in church yard. 

Mr. Davis late from South Carolma. Interred. 

Joseph Bums from New York. 

Capt. Thomas Misplee from N. York. 

Jeremiah Butler a native of Durham Connecticut. 

James Wilcocks a native of Philadelphia. 

Samuel Driggs, Master Mariner. A native of Middle- 
town State of Connecticut, aged abt. 51 years 

Lewis Thompson — a native <rf South Carolina. 

Mrs. Margaret Askey a native of Georgia. 

Mr. Night a native of Boston. 

J°o Egan, a planter of East Florida, who was drowned 
in the Harbour. 

William Atwell, a native of America. 

Thomas Johnson formerly of East Florida. 

Seth D. Plympton a native of America (constable) 

Samuel Pearce (shoemaker) a native of N. America. 

Thomas Cunningham (mariner) a native of North 
America died the 30**» agqd 40 years. 

James, Yoarison (an American soldier) April 7, 1849| 
about 18 yrs. 

Alfred B. Ockerman. (American seaman) 1*^ Septem- 
ber 1849 aged 22 years. 

Samuel E. Rand American seaman 18 Sept. 1849. 
49 yrs. 

Inscription from thb Westebn Esplanadb 

In Memory of Isaac son of Stephen and Patienc* Brayton of Newport in 
Rhode Island died Jannr y© 6*f 1742/3 in Ye 30^ Year of his age.* 

From Tablets in Christ Church (the Cathedral) 

Under this stone lieth interred the body of Thomas Michael Carter son of 
the Rev. Robert Carter & Jane his wife who dep: this life Jan. the 27, 1763 
in the 17 year of his age. 

Here lies interred the Body of Elizabeth Dixon Late of Philadelphia, Widow, 
who departed this Life the 18**> of Sept' 1779 aged 64 years. 

Sacred to the Memory of William Moss Esquire bom at Huyton in the County 
of Lancaster, and Kingdom of Great Britain but who i>ast the geateet 
Portion of tlie last twenty four years of his life in Georgia East Florida, 

* TliiB inscription is on a slate snvestone that is set in the oonorete sea wall of the 
western end of the Esplanade, west of NasMu. 



240 Records at Nassau, New Providence [July 

and these Islands where he died on the 9^ day of Dec' 1796 aged 45 yean. 
[A verse follows.] 

From the Old Cembtebt on the Pabade Gbound 

Here lieth the Bodies of Ann Brown & Elizabeth Mannsell Daughters of 
John & Susanna Brown Ann Brown was bom the 20 dav of August 1761 & 
died the 16^ day of July 1765 and Elizabeth Mannsell was b^ the 21*^ 
day of February 1765 and died the 6 day of May 1784. 

Here lieth the Bodies of John Brown and Ann Grant Son and Daughter of 
John & Susanna Brown John Brown was bom the 12^ day of Deccnnber 
1757, and died the 17 day of January 1786. And Anna Grant was bom the 
3 day of December 1763 and died the 29**> day of November 1787 

Sacred to the Memory, of Mrs. Mary Johnson the wife of William Johnson 
and Daughter of John and Mary Petty who departed this life July 31, 1802 
aged 34 years six mon])hs and 25 days. [A verse follows.] 

Here lieth interred. Thomas Pinckney late Mr & S.- Cargo of the Sloop 
Adventure of Charles Town, S<> Cajt>lina who living, Justly obtained the 
Character of a Man of strict Honour and Probity and is now as justly 
lamented by all who knew him He departed this life ye 6**> of May A.D. 
1733 in the 31*^ year of his age To whose Memory This stone is grate- 
fully dedicated By his most affectionate Brother Charles Pinckney of 
Charles Town aforesaid Esq. as a Monument Sacred to that Friendship 
Which ever subsisted between them Vivit post Funera Virtus 

Sacred to the Memory of John Whippo of a Respectable family in Connec- 
ticut North America Who died on this Island June 30^ 1799 in the 17^ 
Year of his age 

From the Cemetbbt op St. Matthbw'b Chxtbch 

Beneath this stone lies interred the earthly remains of Elizabeth Jane Ander- 
son wife of the Honorable George Campbell Anderson. Her M^esty's 
Attorney General for the Bahamas. She died on the 1 day of October A JD. 
1811 aged 31 years after a lengthened iUness which she endured with the 
calm and quiet resignation of the true christian leaving a fond husband and 
a young and only child together with a large circle of relatives and friends 
to lament her early death. [At the top of the stone is a coal of arms.] 

In Memory of Elizabeth M. Anderson wife of the late Dr. Anderson of 
Virginia, U.S.A., for many years resident in Cuba, died 25 January 1849. 

In the same grave* lies interred the remains of Georgina Hill, infant daughter 
of George Campbell Anderson Esquire who was bom on the first of June 
1855 and died on the following day. 

Beneath this stone lies interred the body of John Anderson, Esqiure who 
departed this life on the %^ day of August A.D. 1838 aged 76 Years. Mr, 
Anderson was bom in New York, then a British possession on the 18^ of 
June 1762. Early in life he entered as a midshipman on board His Britanio 
Majesties Ship Experiment conmianded by James Wallace in which vessel, 
he was in four different engagements, in the last of which the Experiment 
was captured by a French fleet. Mr. Anderson having; procured hia 
release returned to America then the Theatre of the Revmutionary War 
and having obtained an Ensigncy in the British Army. He continued in 
active service during the whole of that war, at the conclusion of which he 
retired on half pay and eventually settled in the Island in the Year 1782 
where by a stead v course of upright conduct he gained for himself the esteem 
and respect of all who knew him. [On (his stone is a coat of arms^ similar 
to that on stone of Elizabeth Jane Anderson.] 

^ The srave of Elisabeth Jane Anderson. 



i814] Records at Nassau, New Providence 241 

Here lies interred the earthly remains of Susanna H. Anderson relict of the 
late John Anderson Esq. Who departed this life on the 14^ day of December 
1845 in the 8S^ year of her age. Mrs. Anderson was bom in the city of 
Savannah in the Province of Georgia when a possession of Great Britain 
on the 11^ of April 1763& resided in this Colony for the last 60 Years of 
her life during which long period her exemplary conduct in the various 
relations of life obtained for her the respect & Esteem of all who knew her 
A her memory will be long cherished with affectionate remembrance by 
her children and a numerous circle of Relatives and Friends [At the top of 
the stone is a coat of arms, similar to thai on stone of ElizabeUi Jane Anderson.] 

In memory of Robert Inston Bom in Mobile Alabama Jan. 4. 1828 Died in 
Nassau N.P. Aug. 20. 1865 Also his wife Eliza Inston bom in Mobile Ala. 
Feb. 7 1832 Di^ m Nassau N.P. Dec. 13, 1863. 

In Memory of Margaret Petit bom in Mobile Ala. Feb. 10^ 1812 died in 
Nassau July 2^^ 1863. 

Sacred to the memory of Captain J. H. Smith of Charleston S. C. Who de- 
parted this life Nov. 5^ 1862 aged 39 years Erected by his beloved wife. 

Elizabeth P. Stockman daughter of Jacob & Harriet Stockman Bom in Phila- 
delphia, Pa. Died in Nassau Aug. 9. 1896 A Patient Sufferer at Rest. 

Sacred to the Memory of the honorable John Storr, a native, of St. Augustine 
Florida^ and during many years an upright and useful member of her 
Mi^esties Council for these Islands. He Was bom 1783 and died at Nassau 
July 2^ 1846. As a Merchant largely connected with the commerce ot 
this Colony, as a Philanthropist always among the first to identify him- 
self with any movement to advance the happiness of his adopted country — 
As a Husband and Father eentle, faithful and sincere — in eveiy relation 
of life he was respected and beloved by all classes of society in this Colony. 
His death is regretted as a private woe, or a public calamity. His sorrow* 
ing widow erects this tablet as a frail record of his ^rtues. Jesus said 
unto her thy brother Shall rise again John. 11. 23. 

Sacred to the Memory of Eliza Storrs widow of the late Honorable John 
Storrs a member of her Maje8tie,s Council and a highly respected Merchant 
of this Colony. The Piety charity benevolence, sincerity and kind dis- 
position of A^. Storrs secured to her the warmest feeling of affection and 
regard of her friends and acquaintances and esteem and respect of the entire 
conmiunity. She died universally regretted on the sixth day of November 
1855 in the 66 year of her a^. 

Fbom the Western Cbmetbrt, known also As "Pottbb's Field** 

Sacred to the Memory of Ann the wife of William Brown late of Philadelphia, 
N.A. who departed this life on the 15**> of February 1811 aged 29 years 

Augustus Thayer son of the Hon. Patrick Brown and Harriot his wife Bom 
Aug. 30, 1816. Died May 12, 1822. 

In Memory of the Honorable Patrick Brown, who departed this life Jime 15, 
1845. in the 77th year of his age. He was Senior Member of Her Majest3r'8 
Council of these Islands and for many years held the offices of R^strar 
of the Court of Vice Admiralty and Assistant Justice of the General Court. 

In Memory of Patrick Henry Brown Son of the Hon. Patrick Brown Esq: 
and Harriot, his wife. He was bom 6 Nov. 1812, and departed this life 
13 March, 1815 In Memory also of their Infant twin daughters interred 
25 May 1815. 

In Memory of Sarah Brown, daughter of Philip Brown, Esq. and Susannah 
his wife, and the beloved Sister of the Hon. Patrick Brown She died Oct. 5, 
1840 aged 68 years. 



242 Friends' Records at VassalbarafAgh, Me. [July 

In Memory of Mrs. Margaret Cunningham wife of General Robert Cunning- 
ham who died on the 26^ of March 1815 In the 76^ year of her age 

In Memory of General Robert Cunningham who was exiled from his nathre 
cowitry In the American Revolution For his attachment to his King and 
the laws of his country. He acted as a Colonel of a Regiment In the Royal 
Army and General of the Loyal Militia of South Carolina. He died <m 
the 9^ of February 1813 In the 75*»^ year of his age. 

Here rest the Remains, of Daniel D'Oyley Juni(»>, M.D. of Charleston, South 
Carolina who died of a consumption in this Island on the 14^ d^ of 
February A.D. 1816 aged 31 years. 

Sacred to the memory of Mary Himt The wife of Thomas Himt of Charles- 
ton South Carolina She died on the 7^ of August Anno Domini 1802 aged 
24 years. 

In Memory of Abby Dickinson Eirkwood wife of William Elrkwood, M.D. 
for 52 years. Bom at Hadley, Mass. April 12, 1813 Died Oct. 21, 1888.^ 

In Memory of William Kirkwood, M.D. Member of the L^islative Council 
Bahamas Bom at Belfast, Ireland, April 27, 1814 Died Dec. 9, 1888.t 

Here lieth the Remains of Major Christopher Neeley, Who was banished from 
his native Coimtry in the American Revcdution for his Attachment to his 
King and the Laws of his Country, He acted as a Major in the Loyal 
militia, and a Captain of a Company in a Provincial Re^ment in the 
Royal Army. He died the 26^ of April 1807 aged 63 Years. 

Underneath this Stone lie Interred the remains ol Sarah, mle o( John L. 
Pintard (a native of New Jersey) Who was bom in the year, 1751 and de- 
parted this life Feb. 5^ 1812 aged 61 Years. 

Lorenzo Snow of New York City. Bom in Amherst, Mass. May 4**» 1804, 
Died m Nassau N.P. Feb. 10, 1883 A Christian. 

Sacred to the memory of Frederick Stevens Purser in the Navy, of the 
United States, Bom September 10^ 1818, Died July 14^ 1843 This 
tomb has been erected by his. Brother officers of the Boxer. 

Sacred to the memory of James Thayer Son of WiUiams Thayer, Esquire 
of Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America. Far from his 
native home adorned and supported by every Christian Virtue he expired 
on this Island August 21"« 1817, In the 21"^ Year 6[ his age. Blessed with 
unconmion talents earl^ devoted to literary and scientific pursuits, he 
1 the prideof the Umversity in his Native State at which he graduated 



September 7^ 1814. 



O hopes dissolved! Oh prospects all decayed! 
O dawn of glory, opening but to fade! 
Pleased we beheld thy early laurels bloom 
NcHT knew they were a trophy for thy tomb!" % 



RECORDS OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS 
AT VASSALBOROUGH, ME. 

Communioatad Iqr Hon. Hsnbt Sbwall Wbbstbb, A.M., of Gardiner, Me. 
[Continued from page 169] 

[Records of Mabbiagb CsRnncATss, Co n i inubd I 

Daniel Runnels, son of Benjamin Runnds of China. County of Kennebec,! 
and Rebeccah his wife, and Mary Allen, daughter of Peter Allen of Vassal- 

* ThiB inaoription ie on a Urge tomb. 

t This insoriptaon ie on the aeme Urge tomb on which the preoeding ineeriptioii ia eut. 

t This insenptaon ie on a gravestone in the lot of Hon. ratiiok Brown. 

f FoUowed by the worde: '*and State of Maine.". 



1914] Friends' Records at Vassalborough, Me. 243 

boro, County and State aforesaid, deceased, and Patience his wife, in Vassal- 
boro, 28, 11 mo., 1822. 

John Estes of China,Ck)iinty of Kennebec, son of Simeon Estes of Raymond, 
County of Cumberland,* and Hannah his wife, and Anna Austin of Vassal- 
boro, dai^ter of Ebenezer Austin of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec and 
State aforesaid, and Phebe his wife, both deceased, in Vajraalboro, 26, 12 mo., 
1822. 

Elijah Cook of Vassalboro, son of John Cook of Vassalboro, County of 
Kenn^>ec,* and Sarah his wife, and Judith Meder, daughter of Micajah 
Meder of Vassalboro, County and State aforesaid, and Sarah his wife, in 
Vassalboro, 26, 8 mo., 1824. 

Joseph Cook of Vassalboro, son of John Cook of Vassalboro, Coimty of 
Kennebec,* and Sarah his wife, and Sarah Hobby, daughter of Remington 
Hobby of Vassalboro, County aforesaid, deceased, and Margaret his wife, 
in Vassalboro, 27, 10 mo., 1824. 

Stephen Wine of Vassalboro, son of Stephen Wing of Sidney, County of 
Kennebec,* and Dorothy his wife, and Rebecca Starkey, daughter of Moetus 
Starkey of Vassalboro, County aforesaid, and Eunice his wife, deceased, in 
Vassalboro, 27, 12 mo., 1820. 

Jolm Pinkham of Gardiner, son of Elijah Pinkham of Gardiner, Coimty of 
Kennebec,* and Abigail his wife, and Mary Coleman, daughter of Chnsto- 
pher Coleman of Bristol, County of Lincoln, and Sally his wife, in Gardiner, 
27, 9 mo., 1821. 

Abner Hoxie of Plantation No. 1, son of Isaac Hoxie of Sidney, County 
of Kennebec,* and Amy his wife, deceased, and Lydia Rogers, daughter of 
Thomas Rogers of Va£Balboro, County of Kennebec and State aforesaid, 
and Maiy his wife, in Vassalboro, 19, 1 mo., 1825. 

Isaac Hawkes, son of Liemuel Hawkes of China, County of Kennebec,* 
and Abiffiul his wife, and Esther Hobby, daughter of Remington Hobby, Jr., 
of VassflJboro, County and State aforesiad, deceased, and Margaret his wife, 
in Vassalboro, 21, 9 mo., 1825. 

Robert Cook of Vassalboro, son of John Cook of Vassalboro, County of 
Kennebec,* and Sarah his wife, and Susan Leonard, daughter of Caleb 
Leonard of Jefferson, County of Lincoln,* and Lucy his wife, deceased, in 
Vassalboro, 22, 9 mo., 1825. 

Asa Morrell of Falmouth, son of Peter Morrell of Berwick, County of 
York,* and Hannah his wife, both deceased, and Cyntha Dow, daughter 
erf Paul Dow of Vassalboro, Cfounty of Kennebec, deceased, and Lydia Yds 
wife, in Vassalboro, 27, 10 mo., 1825. 

Moses Taber of Vassalboro, son of Jacob Taber of Vassalboro, County of 
Kennebec,* and Sarah his wife, deceased, and Phebe P. Sweat, dau^ter of 
Curtis Sweat of Windham, County of Cmnberland and State aforesaid, and 
Loranah his wife, in Vassalboro, 3, 1 mo.. 1827. 

William Gifford, son of Isaiah Gifford of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec,* 
and Hannah his wife, and Rachel Meeder, daughter of Micajah Meeder of 
Vassalboro, County aforesaid, and Sarah his wife, ui Vassalboro, 25, 1 mo., 
1827. 

Peter M. Stackpole of Berwick, son of Thomas Stackpole of Berwick, 
County of York,* deceased, and Sarah his wife, and Mary Dow, daughter 
of Paid Dow of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, deceased, and Lydia his 
wife, in Vassalboro, 30, 5 mo., 1828. 

Joseph Allen of Vassalborou^, Countgr of Kennebec,* son of Pelatiah 
Allen of Windham, County of Cumberland and State aforesaid, and Hannah 
his wife, both' deceased, and Lydia Russel, daughter of Richard Russd of 
Vassalborough and Lydia his wife, both deceased, in Vassalborough, 31, 
1 mo., 1828. 
* FoUowed by the woids: "and SUte of Maine.". 
▼OL. Lzym. 16 



244 FrierM Records at Vaasalborough, Me. [July 

Robert Winslow of Vassalboro, son of William Window of Falmouth^ 
County of Cumberland,* and Phebe his wife, deceased, and Phebe Taber, 
daughter of Barnabas Taber of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, and Lydia 
his wife, in Vassalboro, 27, 8 mo., 1828. 

Jedechah Jepeon of China, son of John Jepson of China, County of Kenne- 
bec,* and Lydia his wife, both dec^tsed, and Rebecca Meeder, daughter of 
Micajah Mender, County and State aforesaid, and Sarah his wife, in Vassal* 
boro, 27, 11 mo., 1828. 

Samuel Hussey of Vassalboro, son of Pehitiah Hussey oi Vassalboro^ 
County of Kennebec,* and Mercy his wife, and Sarah I. Starkey, daughter 
of Abner Rogers of Berwick, County of York, deceased, and Jennet his wife, 
in Vassalboro, 24, 12 mo., 1828. 

Hezekiah Pope of Vassalboro, son of Ebenezar Pope of Vassalboro, County 
of Kennebec,* and Sarah his wife, and Rebecca Wing, daiighter of Mosea 
Starkey of Vassalboro, County aforesaid, and Eunice his wife, deceased, in 
Vassalboro, 25, 11 mo., 1829. 

John Winslow of Albion, son of Oliver Winsiow of Albion, County of 
Kennebec,* and Sarah his wife, and Lydia Ramsdell, daughter (A George 
Ramsdell of Hallowell, County of Kennebec, and Eunice his wife, both 
deceased, in Vassalboro, 22, 9 mo., 1830. 

Benjamin W. Goddard, son of Israel Goddard of Vassalboro, County of 
Kennebec,* and Lusana his wife, and Bethiah Pope, daughter of Ebenezar 
Pope of Vassalboro aforesaid and Sarah his wife, m Vassalboro, 23, 9 mo., 
1830. 

Jabez Jenkins, Jr., of Winslow, son of Jabez Jenldns of Vassalboro, County 
of Kennebec,* and Elizabeth his wife, deceased, and Sarah Nichols, daughter 
of John Nichols of Winslow, County of Kennebec and State aforesaid, and 
Abigail his wife, in Vassalboro, 25, 9 mo., 1828. 

E^njamin Jepson of China, son of John Jepson of China, Coimty of Kenne- 
bec,* and Lydia his wife, deceased, and Patience Meader, dau^ter of Mica- 
jah Meader of Albion, County aforesaid, and Sarah his wife, m Vassalboro, 
2, 6 mo., 1831. 

John B./Hawks of Vassalboro^ son of Nathaniel Hawks of Winslow, County 
of Kennebec,* and Hannah his wife, both deceased, and Bethiah Taber, 
daughter of Barnabas Taber of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, and Lydia 
his wife, m Vassalboro, 26, 10 mo., 1831. 

Sewell G. Robinson of Vassalboro, son of Daniel Robinson of China and 
Ruth his wife, and Mary Weeks, dau|;hter of Butler Weeks of Vassalboro 
County of Kennebec,* and Eliza his wife, in Vassalboro, 22, 5 mo., 1833. 

Joseph H. Cole of Vassalborough, son of Isaac Cole of Vassalborou^, 
County of Kennebec,* and Anna mis wife, both deceased, and Fanny Robm^ 
son, daughter of David Robinson of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec,* and 
San^ his wife, deceased, in Vassalboro, 31, 5 mo., 1832. 

laaiah Fry of Vassalboro, son of Joshua Fry of Vassalboro, County [of 
' Kennebec],* and Mary his wife, and Maiy Goddard of Vassalboro, dau^ter 
of Robert Goddard of Sidney, County and State aforesaid, and Chris^^ana 
his wife, deceased, in Vassalboro, 31, 10 mo., 1833. 

Robert Goddard of Vassalbcm), son of Israel Goddard of Vassalboro. 
County of Kennebec * and Lusana his wife,, and Patience Allen, daughter of 
Peter Allen of Vassalboro, County and State aforesaid, and Patience ius wifo» 
deceased, in Vassalboro, 26. 6 mo.. 1834. 

William Campbell, Jr., of Vassalboro, son of William Campbdl of Sanger- 
▼ille, County of Penobscot,* and Martha his wife, and Nabby T. Hobby, 
daughter of Gideon Hobby of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, deceased, 
and Sally his wife, in Vassalboro, 24, 12 mo., 1834. 

* F6Uow6d by the wordi: "and SUte of Mmim.". 



1914] Friends* Records at Vassalbarough, Me. 245 

Jacob Taber of Vassalboro, son of Barnabas Taber of Vassalboro, County 
of Kennebec,* and Lydia his wife, and Hepzibah Pope, daughter of Ebenezer 
Pope of Vasisalboro and Sarah his wife, both deceased, in Vassalboro, 23, 
10 mo., 1834. 

Noah Farr^ Jr., of Gardiner, County of Kennebec,* son of Noah Farr and 
Abigail his wife, and Eliza Meader, daughter of Valentine Meader of Vassal- 
boro, County and State aforesdd, and Phebe his deceased wife, in Vassalboro, 
27, 1 mo., 1836. 

Charles Nichols of Vassalboro, son of Samuel Nichols of Berwick, County 
of York,* deceased, and Dorcas his wife, and Esther Owen, daughter ci 
Nathaniel Owen of China, County of Kennebec and State aforesaid, and 
Phebe his wife, in Vassalboro. 5, 5 mo., 1836. 

David Robinson of Vassalboro, son of Samuel Robinson of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* deceased, and Lydia his wife, and Mary Chase, 
daughter of John Chase of Windham, County of Cumberland and State 
aforesaid, deceased, and Mercy his wife, in Va^alboro, 26, 11 mo., 1829. 

Daniel Holway of Sandwich, son of Stephen Holway of Sandwich, County 
of Barnstable and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Rebecca his wife, 
deceased, and Lydia Nichols, daughter of Stephen Nichols of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* and Lydia his wife, deceased, in Vassalboro, 2, 11 mo., 
1837. 

Moses Osborne of Winslow, son of Moses Osborne of Weare, County of 
Hillsboro and State of New Hampshire, deceased, and Ruth his wife, and 
Phebe W. Stuart, daughter of James Stuart of Vassalboro, County of Kenne- 
bec,* and Eunice his wife, deceased, in Vassalboro, 28, 9, 1837. 

Benjamin Worth, Jr., of Vassalboro, son of Benjamin Worth of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* and Phebe his wife, deceased, and Mary Robinson, 
daughter of Samuel Robinson of Vassalboro, County aforesaid, deceased, 
and Lydia his wife, in Vassalboro, 28, 6 mo., 1838. 

Isaac Robinson of Portland, son of Timothy Robinson of Windham, 
County of Cumberland,* and Salome his wife, and Ann C. Keith, daughter 
of Joseph Howland of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, and Sarah his wife, 
in Vassalboro, 27, 2 mo., 1839. 

William Weeks of Vassalboro, son of Butler Weeks of Vassalboro, County 
of Kennebec,* and Eliza his wife, and Mary G. Robinson, daughter of Danid 
Robinson of China, County aforesaid, and Ruth his wife, in Vassalboro, 
25, 9 mo., 1839. 

[End op Book I] 

Zaooheus Goddard of Vassalboro, son of Israel Goddard of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* and Lusanna his wife, and Miriam Allen, daughter 
of Peter Allen of Vassalboro, Coimty aforesaid, deceased, and Patience his 
wife, in Vassalboro, 28, 4 mo., 1836. 

George R. Bufifum of Vassalboro, son of Isaac BufiFum of Vassalboro. 
County of Kennebec,* and Sarah his wife, and Lydia H. Taber, daughter of 
Barnabas Taber of Vassalboro, Coimty of Kennebec, and Lydia his wife, 
in Vassalboro, 22, 3 mo., 1836. 

Josiah Jones of China, County of Kennebec, son of Stephen Jones of 
Brunswick, County of Cumberland,* and Eunice his wife, and Ann Pope 
of Vassalboro, daughter of Oliver Winslow of Albion, County of Kennebec, 
and Sarah^his wife, deceased, in Vassalboro, 23, 11 mo., 1837. 

James Coombs of Albion, son of Jonathan Coombs of Albion, County of 
Kennebec,* deceased, and Hannah Nichols, daughter of Stephen Nichols of 
Vassalboro, Oounty of Kennebec, in Vass^boro, 24, 9 mo., 1840. 

Levi Grardner of Vassalboro, son of Benjamin Gardner of China, County 

* Followed by the words: "and SUte of Maine." 



246 Friends* Records at Vassalboraugh, Me. [July 

of Kennebec,* and Phebe his wife, and EUsa Paddock, daughto of Francis 
Paddock of Nantucket, County of Nantucket, deceased, and Mary his wife, 
in Vassalboro, 23, 9 mo., 1841. 

Jeremiah R. Jones of China, son of Joeiah and Comfort Jones of China, 
County of Kennebec,* and Phebe Pope of Vassalboro, daughter of Ebeneaer 
and Sarah Pope of Vassalboro, County and State aforesaid, both deceased, 
in Vassalboro, 28, 9 mo., 1843. 

George Taber of Vassalboro, son of Danid Taber of Vassalboro, Coimty of 
Kennebec,* and Rebecca his wife, and Esther B. Pope, daughter of Eb^ez^ 
Pope of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, and Sarah Ins wife, both deceased, 
in Vassalboro, 28, 4 mo., 1842. 

Moses Osborne of Winslow, son of Moses Osborne of Weare, County of 
Hillsborough and State of New Hampshire, and Ruth his wife, both deceased, 
and Eliza Hussey, daughter of Peter Hussey of Bremen, County of Lincoln,* 
and Lucy his wife, in Vassalboro, 24, 10 mo., 1844. 

Nathan C. Bailey of Winslow, son of Ebenezer Biuley of Litchfield, County 
of KennebcM;,* deceased, and Tabitha his wife, and Lydia Douglas, daughter 
of Cornelius Douglas of Winslow, County and State aforesaid, and Phd>e 
his wife, in Vassalboro, 22, 5 mo., 1845. 

WiUiam Weeks of Vassalboro, son of Butler Weeks of Vassalboro, County 
of Kennebec,* deceased, and Eliza his wife, and Lavinia Jenkins, daughter 
of Jabez Jenkins of Winslow, County of Kennebec, and Mary his wife, 
deceased, in Vassalboro, 31, 10 mo., 1844. 

John Jones of China, son of Abel Jones of China, County of K^mebec,* 
and Susanna his wife, and Lydia Runnels, daughter of Daniel and Mary 
Rimnels of China, in Vassalboro, 30, 9 mo.. 1847. 

Henry Dudley of Vassalboro, son of John Dudley of China, Coimty of 
Kennebec,* and Eunice his wife, and Emily E. Parker, daughter of George 
Parker of Vassalboro and Deliverance his wife, in Vassalboro, 6, 3 mo., 
1845. 

Samuel Jones of China, son of Josiah and Mary A. Jones of China, County 
of Kennebec,* she being deceased, and Margaret B. Nichols, adoi>ted dau^ter 
of Caleb and Enuna Nichols, County and State aforesaid, she being deceased, 
in Vassalboro, 26, 3 mo., 1851. 

Charles Osborne of Smithfield, County of Providence and State of Rhode 
Island, son of John and Elisabeth Osborne of said Smithfield, and Louisa L. 
I^ng of Vassalboro, daughter of John D. and Ann Elmira Lang of said 
Vassalboro, County of Kennebec,* in Vassalboro, 1, 7 mo., 1846. 

William A. Jones of China^ son of Joeiah and Mary A. Jones of China, 
<k>unty of Kennebec,* she bemg deceased, and Mary A. Rimnds, daud^ter 
of Daniel and Mary Runnels of China, County and State aforesud, in East 
Vassalboro, 27, 3 mo., 1851. 

Danid Osborne of Weare, son of Moses and Ruth Osborne of Weare, 
County of Hillsborough and State of New Hampshire, deceased, and Luey 
Owen, daughter of Nathimiel and Phebe Owen of China, County of Kenne- 
bec,* deceased, in Vassalboro, 17, 3 mo., 1852. 

Gilbert Aldnoh of Vassalboro, son of Jacob and Mehetabel Aldrich of 
Vxbridge, County of Worcester and State of Massachusetts, she being 
<leceased, and Eliza Taber, daughter of Paul Taber of Vassalboro, County 
of Kennebec,* deceased, and Elisabeth S.Jhis wife, in Vassalboro, 25, 2 mo., 
1852. 

Clarkson Jones of China, son of Josiah and Mary A. Jones of China, County 
of Kennebec,* she being deceased, and Alvina P. Rimnels, daughter of Dania 
and Mary Runnels of China, County and State aforesaid, in East Vassal* 
boro, 18,5mo., 1853. 

* FoDowed by the words: "and Sute of Maino.'*. 



1914] Friends* Records cU Vaasalbarough, Me. 247 

Clement Rackliff of Unity, eon of Benjamin Rackiiff of Limington, County 
of York,* deceased, and Sarah his wife, and Margaret Vamey of Vassalboro, 
daughter of John Buffiun of Berwick, Coimty of York,* and TTiinniLh his wife, 
both deceased, in Vassalboro, 19, 5 mo., 1841. 

Charles G. Pinkham, son of Charles Pinkham of Augusta, County of 
Kennebec,* and Dorothy his wife, deceased, and Ansta'ess G. Hobby, daugh- 
ter of John Hobby of Winslow, County of Kennebec,* and Phebe his wife, in 
Vassalboro, 24, 9 mo., 1846. 

William Thomas Willis, formerly Smith, of Jericho, town of Oyster Bay, 
County of Queens and State of New York, son of Samuel Smith and Mary 
his wife, and Lydia Maria Taber, daughter of Daniel Taber and Reb^;ca his 
wife of the town of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec,* in Vassalboro, 14, 

5 mo., 1856. 

Stephen N. Taber of Vassalboro, son of Daniel and Rebecca Taber of 
Vassalboro, Co\mty of Kennebec,* and Mary E. Pope, daiighter of Hezekiah 
and Rebecca Pope in the aforesaid town and county, in Vassalboro, 15, 
11 mo., 1854. 

Joshua G. Biuley of the City of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, son 
of Joshua and Elizabeth L. Bailey of the same place, he being deceased, and 
Theodate Lang, daughter of John D. and Ann Ehnira Lang of the town of 
VaiMttlboro, County of Kennebec,* in Vassalboro, 1, 10 mo., 1856* 

Henry Taber of Vassalboro, son of Daniel Taber of Vassalboro, County 
of Kennebec * and Rebecca his wife, and Eunice S. Wing, dau^ber of Stephen 
Wing <d Sioney, county aforesaid, deceased, and Rebecca S. his wife, in 
Vassalboro, 22, 5 mo., 1845. 

William H. Bailey of Manchester, son of Timothy and Betsey Bailey of 
Manchester, County of Kennebec,* and Mary C. Nichols, daughter of 
Stephen and Hannah Nichols of Winslow, County and State aforesaid, in 
Vassalboro, 4, 12 mo.. 1856. 

Abram T. Barker of Tiverton, son of Abram and Margaret B. Barker, both 
deceased, of Tiverton, County of Newport and State of Rhode Island, and 
Ellen M. Frye, daughter of Thomas and Lydia P. Frye of Vassalboro, County 
of Kennebec,* in Vassalboro, 22, 4 mo., 1857. 

Benjamin W. Goddard, son of Israel Goddard, deceased, of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* and Lusana his wife, and Hannah H. Vamey, daughter 
of Isaac Smith of Pahnyra, County of Somerset and State aforesaid, and 
Sarah his wife, both deceased, in Vassalboro, 23, 9 mo., 1858. 

Joshua Cobb of Limerick, son of Nicholas Cobb of Limerick, Co\mty of 
York,* and Desire his wife, and Phebe C. Hobbey, daughter of John Cook of 
Vassalboro, County of Kennebec and State aforesaid, in Vassalboro, 18, 

6 mo., 1856. 

David Robinson of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec,* son of Samuel and 
Lydia Robinson, deceased, and Hannah B. Gardner, daughter of Benjamin 
and Phebe Gardner of China in said co\mty and state, deceased, in East 
Vassalboro, 27, 1 mo., 1859. 

Charles C. Winslow of Fairfield, son of Daniel and Irene Winslow of 
Fairfield, Co\mty of Somerset,* and Susanna G. Frye, daughter of Isaiah 
and Mary Frye of Vassalboro, Coimty of Kennebec and State aforesaid, in 
Vassalbor^ 25, 10 mo., 1860. 

James H. Cook of Unity, son of Daniel and Elisabeth S. Cook of Unity, 
County of Waldo,* and Olive W. Nichols, daughter of Stephen and Hannah 
P. Nidiols of Vasisalboro, County of Kennebec, deceased, in Vassalboro, 14, 
11 mo., 1860. 

Samuel C. Newhall of Washington, son of Amos and Elisabeth Newhall 
of Washington, County of Knox,* she being deceased, and Jane Y. Partridge, 

* Followed by the wordi: "and SUte of Maine." 



248 Friend^ Records at VassdlbarwgK Me. [July 

daughter of Jacob and Betsey Partridge of Winfllow, County of Kennebec 
and State aforesaid, she being deceased, in Vassalboro, 20, 2 mo., 1861. 

Joshua S. Bowennan of Faunouth, son of Barnabas and Virtue It Bower- 
man, she being deceased. County of Barnstable and State of Massachusetts, 
and Mary T. Buffum, daughter of George and Lydia Bu£fum of Vassalboro, 
Coimtv of Kennebec,* in Vassalboro, 22, 5 mo., 1862. 

Paul Wing of Sidney, son of Adam and Esther Wing of , County of 

Kennebec,* she being deceased, and Hannah R. Buffum, daughter of Isaac 
and Sarah Buffiun of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, both deceased, in 
Vassalboro, 24, 6 mo., 1847. 

Charles H. Goddard of China, son of Robert and Patience Goddard of 
Lewiston, County of Androscoggin,* and Ann Elmira Nichols, daughter of 
Stephen and Hannah Nichols of Winslow, County of Kennebec/ in Vassal* 
boro, 23, 10 mo., 1862. 

John A. Frye of Vassalboro, son of Isaiah and Mary Frye of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* and Anna W. Allen, daughter of Stephen and Sarah 
Men of said Vassalboro, she being deceased, in Vassalboro, 2i6, 11 mo., 1863* 

Henry A. Jepson of China, son of Abner and Comfort Jepson of China, 
County of Kennebec,* he being deceased, and Almira P. Cook, dau^ter 
of Elijah and Judith Cook of Vassalboro, Coimty and State aforesaid, in 
East Vassalboro, 25, 10 mo., 1849. 

Charles H. Jones of Vassalboro, son of Charles and Mary C. Jones of 
Brunswick, Coimty of Cumberland,* both deceased, and Hamet Hamblin, 
daughter of Charles and Content Hamblin of Westbrook, County and State 
aforesaid, he bcmg deceased, in Vassalboro, 29, 6 mo., 1865. 

Stephen Nichols, Jr., of Vassalboro, son of Stephen and Hannah P. Nichols 
of Vassalboro, Co\mty of Kennebec,* she being deceased, and Louisa J. 
Hobbey, daughter of John and Phebe C. Hobl^y of Winslow, County of 
Kennebec, in Vassalboro, 3, 6 mo., 1852. 

George P. Day of Diu'ham, County of Androscog^,* sdn of Isaiah and 
Deborah Day of Bnmswick, County of Cumberland and State aforesaid, 
he being deceased, and Sarah P. Estea, daughter of Thomas and Phebe Estes 
of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec and State aforesaid, she being deceased, 
in Vassalboro, 22, 1 mo., 1868. 

Henry Taber of Vassalboro, son of Daniel and Rebecca Taber of Vassal- 
boro, County of Kennebec,* she being deceased, and Lavinia J. Weeks, 
daughter of Jabez and Mary Jenkins of Winslow, County of Kauiebec, she 
being deceased, in Vassalboro, 14, 3 mo., 1871. 

Lmdley H. Jones of Lyrui, Mass., son of Lemuel and Huldah Jones of 
Windham, County of Cumberland,* he being deceased, and L. Maria Jepson 
of Vassalboro, daughter of Oliver and Syrena P. Jepson of China, County of 
Kennebec,* he bei^ dec^sed, in Vassalboro, 18, 2 mo., 1873. % 

Joseph M. Hanson of Rochester, New Hamywhire, son of Tobias Hanson 
of Brookfidd, County of Carroll and State of New Hampshire, and Hannah 
lus wife, both deceased, and Catherine F. Pinkham, daughter of William 
and Anna Frye of Salem, County of Essex, and State of Maisachuaetts, both 
deceased, in WaterviUe, 23, 9 mo., 1885. 

Edward W. Jones of Chicago, son of Joseph and Isabella L. Jones of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, and Elma M. Taber, daughter 
of G^rge and Esther B. Taber of Vassidboro, County of Kenndbec,* 
in Vassalboro, 18, 8 mo., 1875. 

Alfred H. Taber of Vassalboro, son of Stephen N. and Mary E. Taber of 
Vassalboro, County of Kennebec,* he being deceased, and Abbie M. Wedcs, 
daughter of Willimn and Lavinia J. Weeks of Vassalboro, County of Kenne- 
bec,* he being deceased, in Vassalboro, 4, 8 mo., 1881. 

• Followed hy the wordc: ''and SUte of Maine.*' 



1914] Descendants of Robert Hucksins 249 

John Newlin of Lower Monthly Meeting, Southampton County, '\^ginia, 
son of Jacob and Riith Newlin, late of Fbtk County. Indiana, and Sar^W. 
Goddard of Vassalboro Monthly Meeting, State of Maine, daughter of Elijah 
and Dorcas Winslow, late of China, State of Maine, at house of S. S. Hussey 
in Vassalboro, 19, 3 mo., 1884. 

[End of Book II} 

[To be oontinued] 



ROBERT HUCKINS OF THE DOVER COMBINATION 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Hbnbt Wintbrop Habdon, A.M., LL.B., ol New York City 
[Continued from page 162] 

61. MoBES^ HucKiNS (Robert,^ Robert,^ John,^ Robert,* JameSy* 

Robert^), of Lee, 1797,' farmer, bom at Madbury 9 Nov. 1774, 
died 10 Oct. 1810. He married, 2 Feb. 1803 (town records), 
his double cousin, Anna Damb (10, ix, 1), daughter of Hun- 
king^ and Hannah Boody* (Huclons), q.v. 
Children, bom at Lee: 

128. i. Robert," b. 1804. 

129. ii. Jonathan D., b. 1806. 

iii. Sarah, b. 31 July 1809; d. at Newmarket 28 Mar. 1884; m. 4 July 
1832 (town records) Zebxtlon Davis, b. of Moses and Nancy 
(Norris), of Lee, farmer, soldier in the War of 1812, b. at Lee Oct. 
1798, d. at Alton 28 Nov. 1868. Children, b. at Lee: 1. Rebecca* 
b. 30 May 1834; d. unm. at East Lynn, Mass., 1 Dec. 1912. 
2. Lavina, b. 11 Oct. 1835: living (1910); m. 16 8«)t. 1860 
Benjamin C. Heath, s. of Benjamin M. and Rachel (Sanborn), 
of Epsom, N. H., and of East Lynn, Miass., shoemaker, b. at 
Epsom 29 Oct. 1834, living (1910). 3. Emma Jane, b. 31 Mar. 
1844; d. unm. 28 Feb. 1903. 

62. Robert' Huckins {Israel,* Robert,* John,^ Robert,* James,* Rob- 

ert), of Barrington (Strafford) and of Madbury, fanner, bom 
at Barrington 2 June 1783, died at Strafiford 17 Oct. 1832. 
He inarried, 15 Mar. 1804, Hannah B. Caverlet, daughter 
of Lieut. John and Elizabeth' (Boody), who was bom at 
Barrington 22 Oct. 1781 and died 7 Mar. 1833. 
Children, bom at Barrington (Strafford) : 

i. John C.,« of Strafford, fanner, b. 29 Mar. 1805; d. unm. 3 Sept. 
1890 

130. u. Aba, b.' 21 Dec. 1807. 

iii. Jonathan, of Strafford, farmer, b. 28 Sept. 1813; d. unm. at North- 
wood 12 Oct. 1893. 

131. iv. Robert, b. 8 July 1821. 

V. EuzABBTH Lydia, b. 20 May 1829; d. 19 May 1907; m. 7 Oct. 
1855, as his second wife, Samtjbl Nblson' Towus, s. of Robey 
M.« and Abigail (Nelson) (Towle Family, pp. 178-179, 227), of 
Bamstead and of Northwood, shoemaker, member of the Legis- 
lature, b. at Bamstead 15 Apr. 1830, d. 31 Deo. 1882. Children,* 

* She has also an adopted daughter, Alice Lois, born in Boston 10 June 1871 ; living 
(1910): married 24 Nov. 1892 John F. Bates, son of John F. and Elisabeth (West), of 
Danven, Mass., shoe-cutter, bom at Marblehead, Mass., 11 Jan. 1873, living (1910). 



250 Descendania of Robert Huckina [July 

b. at Northwood: 1. AWeri Wiidetj* b. 16 Nov. 1866: d. 24 Feb. 
1857. 2. Martha EUen, b. 31 July 1858; d. 24 FA. 1869. 3. 
John GcardTher, of Northwood. shoe-manufacturer, b. 17 Jan. I860: 
living (1910); m. 1884 NeUie B. Hanson, dau. of Dr. Caleb and 
Emma (Knowles), b. at Northwood 10 Oct. 1863, living (1910). 

63. Israel^ Huckins (Israel,* Robert,^ John^ Robert* Jamee? Rob^ 
ert^), of Strafiford, farmer, bom at Barrington 29 Apr. 1791, 
died 11 Mar. 1855. He married first, 13 May 1817 (town 
records), Rhoda Eaton Waldron, daughter of Col. Azariah 
and Deborah (Brown) (Boody Annals, p. 163), who waa bom 
at Barrington 28 Nov. 1798; secondly, 24 June 1824 (town 
records), Mary Waldron, sister of his deceased wife, who 
was bom at Barrington; and thirdly, 4 Jmie 1827 (i6.), Susanna* 
BooDY, daughter of John* and Susanna (Hayes) (Boody 
Annals, p. 206), who was bom at Strafiford 31 Jan. 1811 and 
died 11 Mar. 1855. 
Children by first *nfe, bom at Strafiford: 

132. i. Samuel W.,« b. 5 Oct. 1817. 

ii. Ruth D., b. 10 May 1819; d. 9 Sept. 1891: m. 21 Jan. 1844 Dudlbt 
B.> Cableton, b. of Dudley' and Sarah (Carter) (Wells's New- 
bury, p. 494), of Davenport, Iowa, and Newbury. Yt., merchant, 
farmer, b. at Newbury, Vt., 10 June 1820, d. 21 July 1904. Child- 
ren, the first one b. in Boston, Mass., the others at Davenport, 
Iowa: 1. CarloUa />.,• b. 26 June 1845: living (1910) at Appleton. 
Wis.; m. 2 Jan. 1866 Capt. George Warren* Huckins (135), 8. of 
Israel' and Susanna* Boody, q.v. 2. Frank P., of Des Moines, 
Iowa, salesman, b. 10 Dec. 1857; living 8.p. (1910): m. 24 Nov. 
1880 Jane Holmes, dau. of William and Lena (Smith), b. at 
Davenport, Iowa, 14 Feb. 1860, living (1910). 3. Harriet P., 
b. 16 Aug. 1859; Uving 8,p. (1910); m. 17 Nov. 1881 Robert C. 
Willerton. s. of Christopher and Harriet (Baldwick), of Rock 
Island, Hi., hotel clerk, b. at Boston, Eng., 17 Nov. 1852, living 
(1910). 

iii. Dbbobah B.. b. 20 Aug. 1822; d. 11 Feb. 1902; m. 7 Apr. 1847 
George W. K.* Cableton, s. of Dudley' and Sarah (Carter), of 
Newbury, Vt., farmer, b. at Newbury, Vt., 15 Oct. 1822, living 
(1910). Children, b. at Newbury, Vt.: 1. LueUa C. ,• b. 19 Feb. 
1850; living (1910) at Manchester; m. 24 Dec. 1873 Edward C. 
Burbeck, s. of William H. and Sarah (Carleton), of Haverhill, 
teacher, A.B. (Dartmouth, 1871), b. at Hanover 18 July 1846, 
' d. at Denver, Colo., 27 Mar. 1897. 2. Ida May, b. 15 Jan. 1866; 
living (1910); m. 7 Apr. 1875 Arthur F.* Johnson, s. of Hi^^es 
C and Harriet (Willard) (McKeen's Bradford, p. 302), of Brad- 
ford, Vt., farmer, b. at Bradford, Vt., 16 Dec. 1849, living (1910). 
3. Caroline CampbeU, b. 24 Jan. 1862; living (1910): m. 2 July 
1890 George W. Putnam, s. of William and Lucmda (Fleming), oiF 
Newbury, Vt., farmer, b. at West Newbury, Vt.. 22 Jan. 1864, 
living (1910). 4. George Warren, of Bradford, Vt, farmer, b. 
25 Apr. 1864: Uving (1910): m. (1) 17 Apr. 1889 AbigaU Leet» 
dau. of Charles and Amy (Jewell), b. at Newbury, Vt., 18 Oct. 
1870, d. 22 Nov. 1889: m. (2) 10 Feb. 1892 Alice M. Kimball, 
dau. of Hiram and Mary (Chamberlain), b. at Bradford, Vt., 
21 Nov. 1869. d. 11 Nov. 1905; m. (3) 11 Feb. 1907 Emma (Snell. 
ing) Cloud, aau. of Oreoige and Lucinda (Thomas) and widow of 
Herbert J., b. at Sheffield, Vt., 2 Feb. 1869, living (1910). 

Only child by second wife, bom at Strafiford: 

133. iv. IsBAEL, b. 15 Nov. 1824. 



1914] Deacendards of Robert Huckina 251 

Children by third wife, bom at Strafford: 
Y. Hannah B., b. 18 July 1828; d. 26 July 1893 (town reoords); m. 
4 Nov. 1847 Alonzo Fbank Knowi/ton, b. of Jonathan and 
Lydia (Palmer) (Cogswell's Nottingham, p. 736). of Northwood, 
fanner, b. at Northwood 11 Oct. 1830, d. 13 Dec. 1897 (town 
records). Only child, b. at Northwood: 1. Waller F.,* of Man- 
chester, salesman, b. 3 Feb. 1856; d. s.p, 9 Feb. 1906: m. at 
Deerfield 3 Feb. 1877 Mary Adelaide Fifield, dau. of Henry L. 
and Elizabeth Mary (Harvey), b. at Deerfield 10 Sept 1854, 
living (1910) at Manchester. 

134. vi. AzARiAH W. (twin), b. 3 Oct. 1831. 

vii. Zbchariah B. (twm), of Northwood, farmer, b. 3 Oct. 1831; d. 
s.p. (7) at Concord 3 Nov. 1899; m. 30 Apr. 1864 Cabounb Qbbb, 
b. 1842, d. 21 June 1872. 

viii. RuHAMA, b. 18 Sept 1835; d. 31 Aug. 1896; m. May 1869. as his 
■second wife, Nshbmiah S. Bsan, s. of Canaries L. and Martha 
(Sleeper), of Manchester, mill-superintendent, b. at Gilmanton 
15 July 1818, d. 20 July 1896. Only child, b. at Manchester: 
1. Norwin Sherwood,^ of Manchester, national-bank examiner, b. 
4 Nov. 1873; living s.p, (1910); m. 23 Oct. 1901 Eliiabeth Nichols, 
dau. of George W. and Elisabeth (David), b. at Amherst 28 Aug. 
1874, living (1910). 

135. ix. George Warren, b. 10 May 1838. 

X. MmoT, b. 29 Dec. 1842; d. unm. June 1861. 

64. John D.^ Huckins {Andrew,^ Robert,^ John,^ Robert,* James,* 
Robert^), of Madbuiy, farmer, bom at Madbuiy 13 May 1793, 
died at Alton 8 Dec. 1873. He married, 19 Oct. 1815, Mart* 
Locke, daughter of Samuel* and Lucy (Gate) (Parsons's Rye, 
p. 428), who was bom at Barrington 20 Jan. 1795 and died 
10 Dec. 1871. 
Children, bom at Madbury (family Bible in possession, 
1910, of Sylvester B.* Huckins of Alton): 
L LucT C./ b. 3 Mar. 1816; d. at New Durham 27 Jan. 1903; m. 
12 Mar. 1846 Durrell S. Chamberlain, b. of John and Abigail 
(Stevens), of New Durham, fanner, b. at Alton 30 Aug. 1818, 
d. 24 Jan. 1903. Children, b. at New Durham: 1. Henry Edwin,* 
of New Durham, farmer, b. 20 Nov. 1848; living (1910); m. at 
New Durham, 17 Dec. 1873, Sarah M. (Tucker) fiuckins, dau. of 
George and Lucinda (Gile) and widow of George H.* (65, vii), b. 
at Penacook 29 June 1851, living (1910). 2. Clarendon Ira, of 
Alton, fanner, b. 29 Apr. 1862; Dving (1910): m. 31 May 1879 
Ella Martha* Seward, dau. of George H.^ and Emeline (Williams), 
b. at Lowell, Mans., 29 Jan. 1852, Uvins (1910). 3. Mary EUa, b. 
2 Jan. 1856; living «.p. (1910); m. 19 Nov. 1889 Benjamm Frank- 
lin* Foes, 8. of Robert Woodbury^ and Elisa Wedgewood (Jones), 
of Strafford, carpenter, b. at Strafford 6 Jan. 1847, living (1910). 
ii. Hannah B., b. 12 Apr. 1818; d. «.p. 19 June 1845; m. 28 July 1841 
Dr. Rufus K. Pearl, b. of Joseph and Elixs^th (Hayes), of 
Farmington, physician (Rbqistbr, vol. 1, p. 278), merchant, b. 
at Farmington 6 Feb. 1815, d. 13 June 1864. 

136. iii. Andrew, b. 19 Apr. 1820. 

iv.* Mart Esther, b. 20 Oct. 1827; d. 18 Feb. 1908: m, 28 Oct 1853 
Joseph E. Berrt, s. of Joseph Edwin and Mary (Stanton), of 
Alton, farmer, b. at Alton 26 Apr. 1830, living (1910). Children, 
b. at Alton: 1. WiUiam H.,* of Alton, blacksnuth, b. 12 July 1855; 
living (1910): m. 10 Nov. 1876 Martha A. Garland, dau. of Asa 
and Elizabeth (Chesley), b. at Bamstead 10 Nov. 1851, living 
(1910). 2. Mary Ella, b. 7 Sept 1858; d. 7 Sept 1865. 

137. T. John Iba, b. 15 Jan. 1830. 




252 Descendant 0/ Rcheri Huckins [July 

65. Robert Levi' Huckins (Andrew,* Robert,^ John,^ Robert,* James,* 

Robert^) ^ of Madbury, farmer, bom at Madbuiy 19 Aug. 1801, 
died 30 Nov. 1880 (town records). He married, ^ May 
1824 (i6.), Mary Daniels, daughter of Jacob and Mary 
(Blanchard), who was bom at Gardiner, Me., 27 June 1804 
and died 14 Sept. 1876 (*.). 
Children, bom at Madbury: 

i. EuzV b. 23 Aug. 1825; d. 10 Sept. 1896; m. (1) Pluiqixb Hen- 
derson, of Barrington, farmer; m. (2) at Barrington, 16 Aug. 
1851, Henbt M. Fobs. Children bv first husband: 1. A Child* 
d. unnamed. 2. Andrew P., of Madbury. soldier in the Civil War 
(11th N. H. Vol.), b. 1844; d. unm. Children by second husband, 
b. at Dover: 3. frank, d. in infancy. 4. Annie Aitgueta, h. Aug. 
1856; d. 31 Aug. 1878; m. at Dover, abt. 1875, Oscar W. Fales, 
s. of Jesse and Jane (Wd>ster), of Dover, N. H., and of Boston, 
Mass., leather-cutter, b. at Chesterville. Me., 13 July 1848, living 
(1910). 5. Prank Herbert, of Mehrose Highlands, Mass., travelling 
salesman, b. 22 Apr. 1858; living a.p. (1010); m. 29 July 1880 
Ada £. Hosmer, dau. of Franklin and Elisabeth (Stiles), b. at 
Sweden, Me., 3 May 1855, living (1910). 6. Harriet Blua, 
b. Oct. 1862; d. 1879. 

138. ii. John B., b. 9 Oct. 1827. 

iu. Habribt, b. 23 Mar. 1830; d. 17 Feb. 1907; m. at Dover, 1 Jan. 
1850. William J. Sandebs, s. of Samuel and Elisa (Young), of 
Madbiury, farmer, b. at Alexandria 1 Sept. 1827, living (1910). 
Children, b. at Madbury: 1. Frank WUUam,* of Madbiny, fanner, 
b. 7 Nov. 1863: living (1910); m. 1 Jan. 1889 Caroline A. Burise, 
dau. of Samuel and Mary (Gilson), b. at Wolfeborough 12 Apr. 
1867, living (1910). 2. Ida Harriet, b. 21 Sept. 1865; d7 10 Sept. 
1867. zTCardine Eva, b. 4 July 1868; d. 16 Apr. 1869. 4. 
Charles George, of Madbury, farmer, b. 16 Dec. 1869; li^iing (1910); 
m. 13 June 1897 Emma £. Hayes, dau. of George and Eliia (Drew), 
b. at Madbury 21 June 1877, living (1910). 

iv. Ann Augusta, b. 28 Nov. 1835; d. a.p. 1 Apr. 1868; m. at Charles- 
town, Mass., 29 Aug. 1862 (city records), Da. Samuel C. WHrmER, 
s. of John and Hannah (Hanson), of Dover, physician, b. at Dover 
1838, d. at Portsmouth 1 Feb. 1893 (town records). 

T. Charles Daniel, of Madbury. farmer, blacksmith, b. 24 June 
1838; d. a.p* 14 June 1892 (town records); m. at Dunbarton, 
1866, Anna Tuckbb, dau. of (jreorge and Lucinda (GUe), b. at 
Grafton 1 Apr. 1840, d. at Bristol 19 Jan. 1899 (i&.). 

139. vi. Robebt Levi, b. 24 Dec. 1840. 

vii. George H., of Madbury, blacksmith, b. 10 Mar. 1847; d. «.p. 
15 Sept. 1871 (town records); m. 10 Dec. 1870 (ib.) Sabab M. 
Tuckbb, dau. of Greorge and Lucinda (Gile), who m. (2) Henry 
Edwin (Jhamberlain (64, i, 1), q,v, 

66. Joseph' Huckins (John,* John,* John,^ Robert,* James,* RoberO), 

called ''King'' because of his influential position in the com- 
munity, of Stra£Ford Ridge, farmer, town officer, bom, doubt- 
less at Barrington, 28 July 1789, died 5 Feb. 1840 (tombstone). 
He married first, 2 July 1812 (town records), Hannah B, 
Waldron, daughter of Aaron and Hannah' (Boody) (Boody 
Annals, p. 165), who was bom at Strafford 22 May 1792 and 
died 15 Dec. 1825 (tombstone); and secondly, 18 Mar. 1826 
(town records), Sarah Waldron, daughter of Isaac and Mary 
(Whitcher), who was bom at Strafford 1 Dec. 18(X) and died 
9 Aug. 1878 (tombstone). 

* He had an adopted ton, Bert William, of Penaoook, ezpreMman, born tt Canter- 
bury 11 Jane 1800; living unmamed (1010). < 



1914] Descendants of Robert Huckins 253 

Children by first wife, bom at Strafiford: 
L Mabtha Ann,' b. 18 Nov. 1812; d. 7 Mar. 1896 (town records): 
m. 22 Jan. 1834 (i&.) Joshua^ Woodman, b. of Dea. John* and 
Sarah (Calef) (Runnells's Sanbomton, voL 2, p. 862), of Straf- 
ford, fanner, b. at Strafford 20 Feb. 1802, d. 7 June 1884 (i&.). 
Children, b. at Strafford: 1. John* b. 10 July 1835; d. 30 July 
1835. 2. Myra Jane (twin), b. 28 July 1839; living (1910) at 
Cleveland. Ohio; m. 9 Sept. 1869, as his second wife, Hon. Benning 
Wentworth Jenness, s. of Thomas and Deborah (Sanborn) (Cogs- 
well's Nottingham, p. 415), of Strafford, N. H., and of Cleveland, 
Ohio, 1862, postmaster of Strafford, member of the Legislature, 
sheriff and judge of probate of Strafford Co., U. S. Senator from 
New Hampshire, 1845-46, member of the Democratic national 
convention, 1852, b. at Deerfield 14 July 1806, d. at Cleveland, 
OWo, 16 Nov. 1879. 3. Hannah B. (twin), b. 28 July 1839: d. 
26 Apr. 1844. 4. Lieul. Charlea A., of Strafford, farmer, officer 
in the Civil War (13th N. H. VoL), b. 1 May 1841; d. «.p. 7 June 
1884; m. Emma Hopkins of Garrettsville, Ohio. 5. Aaron //., 
b. 5 Aug. 1843; d. 20 Jan. 1853. 6. Daniel <S., of Strafford, 
farmer, b. 11 Dec. 1845; living (1910); m. 4 July 1871 EUza A. 
Garland, dau. of Joseph and Olive (BuzzeU), b. at Strafford 29 May 
1851, living (1910). 7. AhigaU C.. b. 7 Apr. 1848; d. 16 Oct. 
1854. 8. Dana /., of Cleveland, Ohio, machinist, b. 18 Mav 1851 ; 
living (1910); m. Margaret CahiU, aau. of Cornelius and Cath- 
erine (Meehan), b. 19 May 1856, d. 15 Feb. 1912. 
.ii. John, of Strafford, farmer, b. 12 Mar. 1815; d. s.p. 8 Dec. 1889 
(town records); m. 12 Nov. 1840 (ib.) Hannah Abigail Hill, 
dau. of Andrew Neal and Sarah (Leighton), b. at Strafford 24 June 
1818, d. at Cambridge, Mass., 8 Dec. 1892. 

140. iii. Abram W-, b. 25 May 1817. 

iv. Hannah L., b. 5 Oct. 1819; d. 10 Mar. 1821. 

V. Aaron W., b. 16 Feb. 1822; d. unm. 19 Jan. 1844. 

vi. Rhoda W., b. 15 Sept. 1824; d. 12 Mar. 1826. 

Children by second wife, bom at Strafford: 

141. vii. Daniel W., b. 19 Aug. 1828. 

142. viii. JosBPH, b. 28 Dec. 1833. 

67. Dea. Nathaniei7 Huckins {James,^ John,^ John,^ Robert,^ 
James? Robert^), of Sedgwick, Me., 1812, and of Charleston, 
Me., 1815, farmer, bom at Harrington 25 May 1787, died 
5 Sept. 1858. He married, probably at Bangor, Me., in 1812 
(?), Hannah (Bickfobd) James, widow, daughter of Daniel 
and Mehitable, who was bom 28 Aug. 1795 and died 24 May 
1877. 

Children, the first one bom at Sedgwick, Me., the others at 

Charleston, Me. (family Bible in possession, 1910, of Helen H.* 

Foss, daughter of Anna* (Huckins), of Melrose Highlands, 

Mass.): 

L Danuul Montoombbt,* of Bangor, Me., and of Dorchester, Maes., 

U. 8. consul at Cape Town, Cape Colony, b. 6 Mar. 1813; d. a.p. 

at Cape Town 21 Feb. 1861: m. at Dorchester, Mass., 27 Oct. 

1840 (town records), Anna Y. Vinson. 

143. ii. Barzillai, b. 8 Mar. 1816. , . ^^ ^. ., 
iii. Chbstbb B., of Milo, Me., physician, volunteer surgeon in the Civil 

War, b. 6 Jan. 1820; d. s.p. 16 June 1867. 

iv. Hannah, b. 1 June 1824; d. 24 June 1824. 

▼. Anna, b! 6 Oct. 1828; d. at Mehoee, Mass., 6 Fd^. 1910; m. at 
Charleston, Me.. 5 Nov. 1849, as his second wife, John Evbrett* 
Foss, 8. of Job* and AbigaU* (Foss), of Charleston, Me., carnage- 



254 DescendanU of Robert Huckina [July 

maker, member of the Legislature, b. at CSiarlestOQ, Me., 5 Jam 
1820, d. 26 June 1890. ChDdr^ b. at Charleston, Me.: 1. 
Chariea Edwinf of Buffalo, N. Y., florist, b. 6 Oct 1850; \rnng 
(1910); m. 13 Se]>t. 1883 Alice N. Norcross, dau. of Cornelius 
Hinckley and Almira (Billington), b. at LowelL Mass., 22 June 
1854, living (1910). 2. Margaret Anna, b. 19 Nov. 1851; livinc 
(1910); m. 8 Sept. 1880 Alister Leroy Welt, s. of Richard and 
Klixa (Overlook), of Matt«)an, Mass., carpenter, b. at Waldo, Me.« 
11 Oct. 1849, Hving (1910). 3. LOlian M.. b. 12 Sept 1853; d. 
5 May 1867. ^.WiUiam H., b. 31 Dec. 1857; d. 6 May 1858. 
5. Mary A., b. 23 Sept. 1860; d. 18 Feb. 1888. 6. Arthur Mont- 
qomery. of Pauls Valley, Okla., A.B. (Colby Univ., 1885), lawyer, 
U. S. deputy marshal, b. 22 Apr. 1863: living (1910); m. Emm* 
Simpson. 7. Marian L., b. 28 June 1865; living unm. (1910) at 
Melrose, Mass. 8. Helen tf., b. 3 July 1869; living unm. (1910) 
at Melrose, Mass. 

vi. Jason, of East (Dorinth, Me., physician, volunteer surgeon in the 
Civil War, b. 17 June 1832; d. «.p. 1 Apr. 1886; m. 17 Nov. 1864 
Sabah F. Dbnnbtt, dau. of Daniel and Frances K., b. at Miio, 
Me., 24 Apr. 1837, hving (1910) at East Corinth, Me., who m. (2) 
Henry A. Whittier. 

viL Mabcbllus D., of East Corinth, Me., farmer, b. 13 Dec. 1834; d. 
unm. 24 Nov. 1885. 

68. Daniel^ Huckins (Jamea,^ John,* John,^ RcX)eri? James,* Bob' 

ert^), of Portland, Me., was bom at Barrington about 1789. 
He married at Westbrook, Me., 21 Dec. 1809 {Maine Hist, 
and Gen. Recorder, vol. 4, p. 170), Sarah Higoins, who waa 
bom at Westbrook, Me., 10 Oct. 1788 and died in Boston, 
Mass., 25 May 1866 (city records). 
Children, bom at Portiand, Me.: 

L Adblia M.,* b. 3 Feb. 1812; d. unm. at Medford, Mass., 30 Apr. 
1890 (town records). 

iL CABOLms L., b. 1826; d. a.p. in Boston, Mass., 24 Aug. 1850 (ci^ 
recordfl); m. in Boston, Mass., 23 Aug. 1849 (ibX Chabubb H. 
Thwino, formerly Chablbs H. Thing, s. of Stephen and Elisa 
(Hall), of Boston, Mass., merchant, b. at Ossipee, 11 Aug. 1823» 
d. 9 Mar. 1881, who m. (2) Josephine P. (*.). 

69. Rev. Jameb^ Huckins {James,^ John,* John,^ Robert,* James,* 

Robert^), of Reading, Mass., 1832, Andover, Mass., 1833, 
Calais, Me., 1835, Galveston, Tex., 1840, Charleston, S. C. 
1860, Baptist clergyman, agent in Texas of the Baptist Home 
Mission Society, A.B. (Brown University, 1832), bom, prob- 
ably at Barrington (or Dorchester), 8 Apr. 1807, died at 
Charleston, S. C., 6 Aug. 1863. He married at Providence, 
R. I., 18 Sept. 1832, Rhoda C. Babton, dau^ter of John and 
Hannah (West), who was bom at East Windsor, Conn., 
11 Mar. 1808 and died at Galveston, Tex., 1 July 1875. 
Children: 
L CABOLDne B.,* b. at Andover, Mass., 25 Nov. 1833; d. unm. ai 

Gahreston, Tex., 11 Jan. 1875. 
li. Emxuns B., b. at Calais, Me., 10 Feb. 1836; d. 24 Mar. 1838. 
iii. Sabah Allen, b. at Providence. R. I., 22 Aug. 1838: living (1910); 
m. at Providence, R. I., 17 Sept. 1867, Waters Smtfh Davis, a. 
of William G. and Mary Ann (Cbanner), of Galveston. Tez., 
merchant, secretary and treasurer (Gulf, Colo. & S. F. R. R.), b. ai 
St. Augustine, Fla., 13 Nov. 1829, living (1910). Children, b« 
at Galvestcm, Tex.: 1. Waters Smith* <A Galveston, Tez.» rioa 



1914] DescendarUa of Robert Huckins 255 

miller and broker (Seaboard Rice Milling Co.). b. 12 Nov. 1868: 
living (1910); m. 19 Oct. 1898 Daisy Le^e, dau. of Charles and 
NeUie (Ball), b. at Cl^veston, Tex., 10 Feb. 1876, living (1910). 

2. Mary Huckina, b. 7 May 1870: living unm. (1910) at Galveston, 
Tex. 3. Emdine CaU, b. 29 Dec. 1S71; living a910); m. at 
Jacksonville. Fla., 10 Mar. 1902, Julian Cav^ly Gonzales, s. of 
Thomas and Edith (Boyer), of (jalveston, Tex., merchant, b. at 
Galveston, Tex., 6 June 1869, living (1910). 4. Sarah Ball, b. 
29 Apr. 1876; living (1910); m. at Galveston, Tex., 5 Mar. 1898, 
Harry Hawley. s. of John Henry and Sarah (Brown), of Galveston, 
Tex., custom-house broker, b. at Lagrange, Ky., 21 Oct. 1874, 
Uving(1910). 

iv. Mart Elisa, b. at Galveston, Tex^ 14 Mar. 1845: d. a.p. 14 June 
1866; m. 28 Apr. 1866 Fbkno D. Ball. s. of Albert and Susan 
Mary (Depew), of Galveston, Tex., banker, b. at Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y., 13 Sept. 1842, d. in New York City 10 June 1896. 

70. Samuel Brewster^ Huckins {Samud,^ John,^ John,^ B4)beri? 
James,* Robert^), of Canterbury, N. H., and of Pilot Grove, 
III., about 1839, farmer, bom at New Hampton 25 Oct. 1797 
(town records), died 3 Feb. 1840. He married at Canter- 
buiy, 13 May 1819 (i6.), Mary Brown, daughter of Eliphalet 
and his first wife, Abiah, who was bom in Vemiont 20 June 
1797 and died 5 May 1855. 
Children, bom probably at Bridgewater: 

i. Miriam S.,* b. 8 Dec. 1825; d. 1 Deo. 1898; m. 5 Nov. 1845 Jambs H. 
PiTTAM, B. of Edward and Elisabeth, of Pilot Grove, 111., fanner, 
b. at Silverstone. oo. Notts, Eng., 22 Mar. 1821, d. 25 Mar. 1885. 
Children, b. at Pilot Grove, 111.: 1. Marv E* b. 13 Aug. 1846; d. 
11 Jan. 1883; m. 10 Nov. 1870 Philander Thompson of Wthetet 
City, m.. farmer, b. at Webster Qty, 111., d. 15 Mar. 1893. 2. 
Abtah M^ b. 11 Nov. 1848; Uving (1910); m. 20 Nov. 1878 
Edward Sears, s. of Heman and Almira (Lincoln), of Bumside, 
in., fanner, b. at Pilot Grove, 111., 22 Apr. 1850, living (1910). 

3. CecUia R, b. 10 Feb. 1852; living (1910) at Dallas Oihr, III.; 
m. 16 Sept. 1869 Frederick Brown, s. of Frederick and Hannah 
(Williams), of Dallas (Dity, HI., farmer, b. in Berlin, Prussia, 15 Mar. 
1835, d. at Roscoe, S. Dak., 18 June 1910. 4. Samuel B,, of 
Bumside, lU., farmer, b. 5 Sept. 1854; living B.p, (1910); m. 
17 Apr. 1901 Ellen GarL dau. of WiUiam and EUzabeth (McKay), 
b. at Pilot Grove, HI., 5 Feb. 1854, living (1910). 5. Clementine D., 
b. n Dec. 1858; d. s.p. 29 Mar. 1909; m. 16 Oct. 1894 Adam 
Frederick Lookaoaugh, s. of Adam and Elizabeth (Hiefner), of 
Lahaipe, m., blacksmith, b. 17 Dec. 1868, living (1910). 6. 
OrviUe A., of Bumside, lU., farmer, b. 15 Sept. 18627living (1910); 
m. 20 Jan. 1892 Adeline Lamb, dau. of Samuel and Sarah (Baker), 
b. at Pontoosuc, 111.. 8 Sept 1865, Hving (1910). 

ii. Abiah, b. 6 Jan. 182B; d. 23 Aug. 1854: m. 6 Feb. 1846 Jobsfb 
Kbllt, 8. of George and Elisabeth, of Nauvoo, 111., wheelwright, 
b. in Butler Co^ Ohio, 4 Feb. 1806, d. 11 Aug. 1886. Chikhren: 
1. Lydta,* b. in Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, 20 Nov. 1846; d. 6 Apr. 
1848. 2. Oscar, b. at Council Bluffs, Iowa, 31 Mar. 1849; d. 
unm. in Arizona (killed by Indians) 30 Aug. 1868. 3. Virgu, of 
DcsCTet, Utah, farmer, contractor, b. at Salt I-ake City, Utah, 
10 Oct. 1851; living (1910); m. 10 Oct. 1872 Amanda 8. Barron, 
dau. of Alexander F. and Mary (Miller), b. in Harris Co., Tex., 
2 Dec. 1851, Uving (1910). r.^ . ^ . 

in. Cototwa (twm), b. 9 Feb. 1834; d. 27 Aujc. 1882; m. John Rab of 
Nauvoo, ni. ChiWren, b. at Nauvoo, m.: 1. Alice D • living 
(1910); m. Charles Boylea of Niota, lU., fanner. 2 OroiU, of 

^ ^ Carthage, ML. fanner, Uving (1910). 

if. Robiha (twin), k 9 Feb. 1834; d. 4 Mar. 1846. 



256 Descendants of Robert Huckins [July 

T. Ibxna G., b. 17 June 1838; d. 10 Apr. 1870; m. 1 Jan. 1860 Alaksoh 
Walters, b. of John and Jane (Taylor), of Rushville. HI., fanner, 
b. at Bath, N. Y., 12 MA. 1836, living (1910). ChUdren: I.Ota* 
b. at Pilot Grove, 111., 11 Feb. 1863; living (1910) at Sterling, 
Kans.: m. 1 Jan. 1882 Henry Clare, 8. of lYederick and Eleanor 
(Powell), of Sterling. Kans., farmer, b. at L'Orignal, Ont., Can., 
16 Dec. 1852, d. 1 Nov. 1906. 2. Colonel Ellsworth, of Skedee, 
Okla., auctioneer, b. at Adrian, HI., 21 Aug. 1866; living (1910); 
m. 21 Aug. 1891 Lola May Barkley, dau. of William and Mary J. 
(Dawson), b. at Rensselaer, Ind., 21 May 1870, living (1910). 

71. JoHN^ Huckins {Samuel,^ John,^ John,* Robert^* James,* Roberi^)^ 
of Bridgewater, N. H., 1823, and of Bumside, 111., 1837, 
fanner, cabinetmaker, bom at New Hampton 19 Dec. 1799 
(town records), died at Pilot Grove Comers, 111., 29 Aug. 1881. 
He married, 16 Nov. 1822 (i6.), Nancy Brown, daughter of 
Eliphalet and his second wife, Anna (Thompson), who was 
bom in Vermont 31 May 1805 and died at Carthage, 111., 
14 Sept. 1883. 

Children, bom at Bridgewater (family Bible in possession^ 
1910, of Charles Oscar Coleman, son of Nancy M." (Huckins), 
of Lacrosse, 111.) : 

144. i. Emphalbt Brown,' b. 17 Oct. 1823. 

ii. Matilda Janb, b. 1 Jan. 1826; d. «.p. 28 Mar. 1888; m. 1874 
^ Chauncet Hatch, surviving husband of her sister Anice Jean- 
' nette (71, vi), q.v, 

iii. Nanct Maria, b. 18 Aug. 1827; d. 15 Jan. 1902; m. 1853 Charles 
B. Coleman, b. of John C. and Letitia (Irving) (CuUey). of Pilot 
Grove, lU., and of Laharpe, HI., fanner, b. at Zanesville, Ohio, 
7 June 1828, d. at Lacrosse, III., 23 May 1904. Children, the first 
six b. at Pilot Grove, 111., the last at Laharpe, HI.: 1. Olive Ann,* 
b. 25 Nov. 1853; Uving (1914) at Carthage, 111.; m. 19 Oct. 1881 
John M. Dorothy, son of Gipson and Rachel (Wright), of Lacrosse, 
m., fanner, b. at Fountain Green, HI., 26 Apr. 1854, now de- 
ceased. 2. Adelaide Jane, b. 4 Mar. 1856; d. unm. 10 Aug. 1878. 
3. Charlee Oscar, of Lacrosse, 111., farmer, b. 28 Jan. 1858; living 
(1910); m. 25 Mar. 1885 Eva Luella Wright, dau. of Thomas G. 
and Adeline (Fordham), b. at Webster &iy, HI.. 23 July 1862, 
Uving (1910). 4. Eliza Ellen, b. 17 Apr. 1861; d. 25 July 1882; 
m. William A. Allen of Galesburg, lU., railroad employee, living 
(1910). 5. Edwin Orant, of Lemmon, S. Dak., lawyer, register 
of U. S. Land Office, b. 6 Mar. 1867,' living a.p, (1910) ; m. 12 June 
1902 Lucy M. Vance, dau. of Nathan and Maria H. (Benjamin), 
b. at Money Creek, Minn., 22 Dec. 1866, living (1910). 6. Mary 
Luella, b. 23 Mar. 1869; d. unm. 28 Oct. 1907. 

iv. Abigail Anne, b. 9 Jan. 1829; d. at Blondinsville, HL, 5 Apr. 1873; 
m. 4 Mar. 1860 Lewis Coleman, s. of John C. and Letitia (Irving) 
(Culley), of Bumside, HI., and of Granger, Mo., farmo", b, at 
Zanesville, Ohio. 25 Oct. 1830, living (1910). ChUdren, b. at 
Bumside, HI.: 1. Frances,* b. 17 Jan. 1861; living (1910): m. 
14 Sept. 1880 George Wilson, s. of Samuel and Margaret (Dick- 
son), of Chance, S. Dak., farmer, b. at Laharpe, 111., 3 M^ 1856, 
living (1910). 2. A Daughter, b. and d. 5 Feb. 1863. 3. WiUiam 
S., of Lacrosse, HI., and of Granger, Mo., 1909, farmer, b. 6 June 
1866; living (1910); m. 10 Mar. 1892 Emma Aldrich, dau. of 
George and Mary (Goodale), b. at Fountain Green, HI., 18 Apr. 
1868, living (1910). 4. Olive Ann, b. 14 Sept. 1867; living unm. 
(1910) at Granger, Mo. 5. A Son, b. and d. 29 Apr. 1870. 

T. Eliza Embrt, b. 3 Oct. 1830; d. at Flandreau, S. Dak., 17 OoL 
1882; m. 8 Mav 1851 Asahbl Dbloss Robbbtb, s. of AlMJah 
and Lucy Ann (Andrews), of Lacrosse, HI., 1844, Feathecstooev 



1914] Descendants of Robert Huckins 257 

Minn., 1856, Pleasant Mounds, Minn., 1874, Flandreau, S. Dak., 
1880, fanner, b. at Jamestown, N. Y., 27 Apr. 1829. d. 22 Aug. 
1885. Children, the first three b. at Lacrosse. HI,, the next four 
at Featherstone, Minn., the last at Pleasant Mounds, Minn.: 1. 
Stephen Decalur^ of Winnebago, Minn., veterinary surgeoxL b. 
22 Mar. 1852; living (1910); m. 30 Oct: 1878 Martha E.HiU, 
dau. of Samuel M. and Eliza C. (Russell), b. at North Fryeburg, 
Me., 15 Apr. 1856, living (1910). 2. John Emery, of Nor£ 
Yakima, Wash., farmer, b. 16 Apr. 1854; living (1910): m. 9 Jan. 
1879 Lo\iisa Babcock, dau. of Ira and Mary M. (Ohver), b. at 
Holden, Minn., 16 Feb. 1859, living (1910). 3. Louisa May, b. 
9 Dec. 1855: d. 6 Apr. 1900; m. 20 Nov. 1879 Frank M. Babcock, 
8. of Ira ana Luthena (CJhilson), of North Yakima, Wash., farmer, 
b. at Memphis. Mich., 29 May 1855, living (1910). 4. Aaahel 
DeUm, of Flandreau, S. Dak., farmer, b. 15 Apr. 1862; d. 1 Oct. 
1906: m. 1 May 1890 Anna Cnristenson, dau. of Peter and Calista 
(Kdlogg), b. at Grand Rapids, Wis., 14 Dec. 1872, living (1910). 

5. RoseBeUe. b. 14 Sept. 1863; d. 3 Jan. 1914: m. 5 Jan. 1890 Paul 
Heints, s. of Peter and Margaret (Thill), of Flandreau, S. Dak., 
fanner, b. at St. Vendall, Minn.. 15 Oct. 1859, living (1910). 

6. RUchfwd A., b. 5 Feb. 1868; d. Feb. 1870. 7. Lulu Jane, b. 
2 Aug. 1869; Uving (1910); m. 18 Jan. 1894 William RamsdeU, 
s. of William and Mary (Nixon), of Flandreau, S. Dak., farmer, b. 
at Osage, Iowa, 25 Dec. 1863, living (1910). 8. Eliza June, b. 
20 June 1876; living (1910); m. 2 Jan. 1897 Carl Burrows, s. of 
Milton and Laura (rease), of Oilman, Mont., farmer, b. at Nash- 
ville, Minn., 21 Sept. 1865, Uving (1910). 

vL Anicb Jsannstts, b. 9 Feb. 1833; d. 1 Nov. 1868; m. (1) at Pilot 
Grove, 111.. 13 Jan. 1856, Noah F. Lton^ s. of John and Mary 
(Smith), of Stone Prairie. IlL, fanner, soldier in the Civil War, b. 
in West Virginia, d. at (Jnattanooga, Tenn.; m. (2) 1867 (Dhaun- 
CST Hatch, of Bumside, HI., fanner, b. at Chelsea, Vt., 22 Jan. 
1816, d. at Bumside. 111., 30 July 1887, who m. in 1874 MatUda 
Jane Huckins (71. ii), a.v., sister of his deceased wife. Children 
by first husband, d. at Pilot Grove, IlL : 1. Mary Eliza,* b. 4 June 
1858; living «.p. (1910) at Case, Colo.; m. 27 Dec. 1877 Joel Boen 
Holcomb, s. of Stephen and Missouri (Boen), of Vinton, Iowa, 
farmer, soldier in the Civil War, b. at Vinton, Iowa, 2 Dec. 1837, d. 
2 Oct. 1900. 2. Effie EateOa, b. 23 Feb. 1861 : living (1910); m. 
26 Apr. 1881 Louis Middleton Gudgell, s. of Andrew and Mar- 
garet ( ) (Miller), of CJheyenne Wells, Colo., real estate 

agent, b. at HuU, HI., 17 Nov. 1857. living (1910). 3. Nancy 
Clariisa, b. 27 Aug. 1862; Uving (1910); m. 23 Feb. 1886 Charles 
Tliomas Hill, s. ol Sion and Mary (Holt), of Uniontown, Kans., 
and of dJherry, O>lo., farmer, b. at Greenville, 111., 12 Oct. 1858, 
living (1910). 4. Noah Frank Bray, b. 30 Oct. 1864; d. 15 Sept. 
1866. Only child by second husband: 5. A Child, b. at Bumside, * 
IlL, 29 Oct. 1868; d. 3 Nov. 1868. 

72. Jacob^ Huckins (Samuel,* John* John,^ Robert* James,* Rob- 
erf), of Bridgewater, N. H., and of PUot Grove, HI., about 
1860, fanner, teacher, soldier in the Civil War, bom at New 
• Hampton 6 Oct. 1806 (town records), died 15 June 1889. He 
married at BrWgftwater, 10 June 1825 (ib.), Mamam Smith, 
daughter of Heiijamini who was bom at Bridgewater 5 Aug. 
1802 (ib.) tiui dM Aug. 1890. 

Children, inmi ftt Bridgewater (family Bible in possession. 

1910, of hAHU Jlinnluirt, adopted daughter of Maiy A* 

(Huekios) Himuw nf (UAtXf Iowa): 

L HvutAM H • h 31 Ai4«, IH27 (town reoofds); d. 19 Fd>. 1894; m. 

U lA^^d, Mmm, '/TjMjy mi (dty recorda), Ethan N. Blum, t. 



258 Descendants of Robert Huckim [July 

of RufuB and Electa (Skeele), of Peacham, Vt., farmer, b. at 
Peacham, Vt., 15 Jan. 1822, d. 10 Dec. 1894. Children, b. at 
Peacham. Vt.: 1. Loren F..* of St. Johnsbury, Vt., scales-manu- 
facturer, b. 9 June 1848; livmg (1910) :m. 25 Apr. 1870 Lydia Ann 
Smith, dau. of Thomas and Lydia H. (Knight), b. at Greens* 
borough, Vt., 8 Sept. 1848, living (1910). 2, Sarah Af ., b. 19 Feb. 
1850; d. 30 Mar. 1869. 3. Abigail E., b. 15 June 1851; living 
(1910); m. 29 Apr. 1869 George M.* Douse, s. of Lewis L. and 
Catherine (Mason) (Dows Family, p. 263), of Peacham, Vt., 
farmer, b. at Waterford. Vt., 15 Oct. 1843, living (1910). 4- 
Ethan A, (twin), of Roxburv, Mass^ engineer, b. 10 Feb. 1854; 
living (1910) ;m. 6 Sept. 1880 Mary F. Wallace, dau. of Charles B. 
and Ines J. (Powell), b. at Concord 12 Mar. 1858, d. 3 June 1910. 
5. Nathan L. (twin), of Gardner, IlL, and of Beiseker, Alta., 1912, 
telegrapher, b. 10 Feb. 1854; living (1914); m. 1 May 1881 
Minnie M. Burson, dau. of Robert and Khoda A. (Walker), b. at 
Vermont, lU., 1 May 1862, d. 28 July 1911. 6. Cedora A., b. 
7 Dec. 1856; d. 26 Jan. 1863. 7. LiUa E., b. 3 Feb. 1859; d. 

29 Jan. 1863. 8. EUen P. (twin), b. 5 Aug. 1861; d. in infancy. 
9. Emay G. (twin), b. 5 Aug. 1861 ; d. 7 Feb. 1863. 10. Ludan W., 
of Hutdiinson, Kans., traveUine salesman, b. 12 Nov. 1863; living 
«.p. (1910); m. 16 Aor. 1909 Martha Esther (Robinson) Lesrand, 
dau. of John S. and Nancy Ellen (Aiken) and widow of Grlando, 
b. at Ainsworth, Iowa, 15 Mar. 1880, living (1910). 11. Dr. 
Hazen H, (twin), of Partridge, Kans., and of Wataga, 111., physi- 
cian, M.D. (Harvey Medical Coll., 1897), b. 19 Feb. 1867; living 
(1910); m. 25 Sept. 1899 Margaret Hancock, dau. of Charles and 
Mary (Edwards), b. at Clyde, 111., 7 Nov. 1873, living (1910). 
12. Helen H. (twin), b. 19 Feb. 1867; living (1910); m, 26 Aug. 
1891 Ashley J. Goss, s. of Albert and Jane (Northrup), of West 
Danville, Vt., merchant, b. at Peacham, Vt., 4 Aug. 1866, living 
(1910). 

ii. Julia E., b. 14 Jime 1829 (town records); m. Edward D. Blakk 

of Alexandria, farmer. Only child, b. at Alexandria: 1. L%ikk€ <?./ 

of Orange, farmer, b. 1862; m. 7 Aug. 1889 Clara Dell Flanders, 

dau. of Frederick L. and Laura A. (Brock), b. at Bristol 9 Mar. 

^ 1868 (i&.). 

iii. Abigail J., b. 14 Dec. 1832 (town records); d. at Dallas City, DL, 

30 June 1880; m. at Ludlow^ Vt., 17 Aug. 1859. Danibl W. 
MxTDGE, s. of Presby and Adelme (Sinclair), of Dallas City. DL, 
farmer, b. at Mount Holly, Vt., 7 Sept. 1836, living (1910). Child, 
ren: 1. Mary {Minnie) /.,* b. at College Springs. Iowa!, 20 Mar. 
1870; living (1910); m. 29 May 1895 Marve Staricey, s. of David 
and Nancy (Vaughan), of Dallas Citv, 111., carpenter, b. at Niota, 
IlL, 18 June 1864, living (1910). 2. OBcecla Warreny of Burlinf^n, 
Iowa, carriage-painter, b. at Pilot Grove, HI., 26 Apr. 1873; bving 
(1910); m. 6 June 1900 Olive (OUie) Dicey, dau. of James L. and 
Martha J. (Montgomery), b. at Abington, Va., 11 Mar. 1874, 
living (1910). 

It. Lazmam W., b. 14 Mar. 1835; d. in infancy. 
V. Elizabbth a., b. 5 Oct. 1837: d. in infancy, 
yi. Mart Ann, b. 26 June 1838: d. 8.p.* 24 Aup. 1904; m. John GuBsm 

Spencer, farmer, b. in Illinois, d. at Com, Iowa, 
vii. Abram H.. b. 16 Dec. 1841; d. unm. 
viii. Charles A., b. 3 Jime 1843: d. in infancy, 
ix. Jacob Orlando, soldier in tne Civil War, b. 11 S^. 1845: d. mim. 

28 May 1863. 

73. Dr. David Thompson' Huckins (Samud,* John,^ John,^ Rcberi^ 
James? Robert^), of Sandwich, N. H., and of Watertown, MasB., 
1850, physician, surgeon's mate in 34th N. H. Militia (Mus- 

* She bad an adopted daui^ter, Edith, who married ■ Rinehart of Coiii, Ioim» 
Both were livinf in 1910. 




1914] Deacendanis of WiUiam Palmer 269 

grove's Bristol, vol. 1, p. 193), M.D. (Dartmouth, 1872), bom 
at New Hampton 23 Feb. 1819, died at Watertown, Mass., 
21 July 1891. He married at Sandwich, 17 Aug. 1843, Sarah 
F. Whtts, daughter of Dr. Charles and Sarah (French), who 
was bom at Sandwich 19 May 1824 and died 9 Feb. 1898. 

Children, the first two bom at Sandwich Centre, N. H., the 
others at Watertown, Mass. (family Bible in possession, 1910, 
of Edgar W.* Huckins of Edgartown, Mass.): 
i. Clabbnce,* b. 18 Apr. 1845; d. 13 Sept. 1845. 
iL Lauba, b. 30 Deo. 1846; Hying (1910); m. at Watertown, Mass., 
27 W3pt. 1866, RiBV. Luthxb Tract Townbbnd, b. of Luther K. 
and Mary T. (Call), of Brookline, Mass., soldier in the Civil War 
(16th N. H. YoL), Methodist Episcopal clergyman, author, for 
many years a professor at Boston Umyersity, A.B. (Dartmouth, 
1859), A.M. (Wesleyan. 1866), D.D. (Dartmouth, 1871)^1). ai 
Orono, Me., 23 Sept. 1836, living (1910). Children, b. at Water- 
town, Mass.: 1. Agnes Rich,* b. 10 July 1869; d. 23 Feb. 1880. 
2. Hden Maui, b. 15 July 1874; living (1910); m. 23 Oct. 1894 
Clifford S. Cobb, s. of Roscoe and Emily C. (Williams), of Waltham, 
Mass., merchant, b. in Boston 25 F%b. 1867, living (1910). 3. 
Frances Fletcher, b. 29 June 1880; d. at Baltimore, Md., 11 Nov. 
1895. 
ill. Frances C, b. 24 Feb. 1850; d. 15 Mar. 1854. 
iv. Marion Josbphinb, b. 5 Sept. 1852; living (1910) ai Roxbury, 
MasSy m. 22 July 1874 Phinxas Bates, son of Pfameas and Han- 
nah (Lane), of 0)hasset, Mass., secretary, b. at Cohasset, Mass., 
31 Oct. 1851, d. at Watertown, Mass., 15 July 1896. Children, 
b. at Watertown. Mass.: 1. Claude Huckins,* of Boston, derk to 
the School Board, b. 6 Sept. 1876; living unm. (1910). 2. Mad^ 
leine WhiU, b. 2 Dec. 1879; living s,p. (1910); m. 3 July 1906 
Percy B. Dakyn, s. of Fraser and Maria (Farwell), of Roxbury, 
Mass., artist, b. at Digby, N. S., 30 May 1874, living (1910). 
145. V. Edgab W., b. 1 July 1855. 

vi. Ralph, b. 12 Oct. 1857; d. 15 Jan. 1859. 

vii. Habrt, b. 19 Jan. 1861; living unm. (1910) at Sandwich. 

viii. Gut, b. 10 Aug. 1864; d. 12 Apr. 1866. 

is. Carl Webb, b. 30 Oct. 1869; d. 26 Mar. 1871. 

[To be continued] 



SOME DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM PALMER 
OF WATERTOWN, MASS., AND HAMPTON, N. H. 

By WiLUAM LiNOOLir Palmbb, Esq., of Winthrop, Mass. 

1. William^ Palmbb came from Great Ormsby, co. Norfolk, 
Jand, where he owned land. He was of Watertown, Mass., 
1636-37, of Newbury, Mass., 1637, and was one of the first settlers 
akid a grantee of Hampton, N. H., 1638. He died at Hampton. 

fie married first ; and secondly Gbace ( ) Rogbbs, 

widow of Thomas, who returned after William Palmer's death to 
Watertown, Mass., where she married Roger Porter. 
Children by first wife, all bom in England: 
i. Mabtha,* m. Capt. John Sherman of Watertown. 
ii. Edward, had a grant of land from the town of Hampton, 1641. 
1 in. Chbistophxb, b. abt. 1026. 

3. IT. JoflSPH. 

VOL. unrm. 17 



Descendanis of WiUiam Palmer [July 

2. Christopher* Palmer (William^) ^ bom about 1626, died 30 June 

1699. He married, 7 Nov. 1650, Susanna Hnm)N, bom 
1634, died 9 Jan. 1716/17, daughter of EdwanL 
ChUd: 

4. i. Samuel,* b. 25 Nov. 1652. 

3. Joseph* Palmer {WiUiamy) married, 25 Jan. 1677, Deborah 

Batchelder. 

Children: 
L Samuel', b. 17 Dec. 1677; d. 25 Jan. 1761. 

ii. Deborah, b. 28 Apr. 1679; d. 20 May 1716; m. Samuel MouLTOif. 
iii. Susannah, b. 16 Dec. 1681; d. 21 Apr. 1749; m. Wiuaam Mabston. 
iv. Ruth, b. 31 Aug. 1686. 

V. Elizabeth, b. 5 May 1692; m. Joseph Brown. 
vi. Edward, b. 12 Apr. 1694. 

vii. WiLLLAM, bapt. 26 June 1698; m. Hannah Sanborn. 
viii. Christopher, b. 15 Fdb. 1700/1; d. 11 Dec. 1775; m. Eloabbtb 
Stantan. 

4. Samuel* Palmer {Christopher* TTtCtam*), of Hampton, N. H., 

was bom 25 Nov. 1652. He married, about 1684, Ann 
Sanborn, bom 20 Nov. 1662, died 4 Oct. 1745, daughter of 
Lieut. John and Mary (Tuck). 
Children: 

L Samuel.* b. abt. 1685; d. 8 June 1762; m. (1) Deborah Lamphrbt; 

m. (2) Rebecca Page. 
ii. Christopher, b. 12 Feb. 1687/8; m. Elizabeth Locke. 
jii. Stephen, b. abt. 1689; m. Sarah Cass. 
iv. Mart, b. 9 June 1691; m. Isaac Fhilbrick. 

5. V. Jonathan, b. 26 Mar. 1698. 

6. Jonathan^ Palmer* {Samuel,* Christopher* WiUiam^), of Hamp- 
ton and Kensington, N. H., bom 26 Mar. 1698, died 13 Nov. 
1779. He married, 26 Oct. 1729, Anna Brown, bom 21 Feb. 
1708/9, died at Kensington 14 May 1796, daughter of William 
and Anne (Heath). 

Children: 
L Abigail,* bapt. 3 Sept. 1730. 

ii. Stephen, bapt. 3 S^t. 1730; m. 30 Nov. 1752 Hannah Cufford. 
iii. Hannah, bapt. 10 Oct. 1731; m. 21 June 1753 Jacob THOicpsoif 

of Gilford, N. H. 
iv. Ann, bapt. 28 July 1734; d. young, 
y. Jeremiah, bapt. 17 Oct. 1736; m. at Kensington, 20 Apr. 1758. 

Hannah Lowell of Newbury, Mass. 
vi. Rachel, bapt. May 1739; d. 8 June 1815; m. John Morrbll. 
YiL Jonathan, bapt. Mar. 1741; d. 29 May 1815; m. at Kensington. 

16 Sept. 1764, Mart Morrill. 
viii. Mart, bapt. 11 Mar. 1744/5; d. 21 Aug. 1745. 
ix. Benjamin, bapt. July 1746; m. Betset Tilton. 

6. X. Truewortht, b. 20 July 1749. 

6. Truewortht^ Palbier {Jonathan,^ Samuel^* Christopher* Wil- 
liam^), bom 20 July 1749, died 25 June 1830. He married 
. first, 27 Apr. 1772, Joanna Webster, bom 15 July 1745, died 

* From this point on this genealogy is based on unpublished material found in family 
Bibles, letters, deeds, wills, and New Hampslure vital records^ InfonnaUon about 
the earlier generations of tJ ' * " 
N. H., vol. 2. pp. 800-900. 



1914] Descendants of William Palmer 261 

14 Feb. 1794, daughter of Thomaa and Judith (Noyes); and 
secondly, 14 June 1796, Love Perkins of Loudon, N. H. 
He was of Kensington, Kingston, Loudon, and Conway, N. H. 

When the Revolutionary War opened he enlisted, 12 June 
1776, in Capt. Philip Tilton's company. Col. Enoch Poor's 
regiment, serving also in Capt. Calfe's company, Col. T. 
Bartlett's regiment, which reinforced the Continental Army 
at New York in 1776. He signed the Association Test 12 Apr. 
1776, pledging his life and property to the cause of the Patriots. 

Children by first wife: 

L 8abah,« b. 23 Apr. 1773; m. 27 Oct. 1796 Bbnnino Adams of Ports- 
mouth. N. H. 

ii. Judith, d. 22 Apr. 1775. 

iii. James, b. 17 June 1777. 

iv. Lois, b. 11 July 1779. 

7. V. Jonathan, b. 25 Jan. 1782. 
vi. MoLLET, b. 16 June 1784. 
vii. William, b. 17 July 1786. 
viii. Enoch, b. 21 Apr. 1789. 
iz. Anna, d. 15 Aug. 1791. 

Children by second wife: 
X. Tbubwobthy, b. 27 Aug. 1797. 
xi. Stephen, b. 19 Aug. 1799. 

7. Jonathan* Palmeb {Trueworthy,^ Jonaihan* Samud,^ Chris- 

topher,* WiUiam^), bom at Loudon, N. H., 25 Jan. 1782, died 
at Exeter Mills, Me., 24 Nov. 1866. He married first, at 
Gilmanton, N. H., 15 Mar. 1807, Anna Osgood, bom 11 Mar. 
1786, died about 1808, daughter of WiUiam; and secondly, 

22 Apr. 1810, Martha Prescott, bom 4 July 1789, died 

23 Mar. 1879, daughter of Jonathan and Lydia (Tuck) of 
Gilmanton. 

Child by first wife: 
i. Henry Osgood,* b. 1807. 

Children by second wife: 
ii. Jonathan, b. 20 Apr. 1811; d. young, 
iii. George W., b. 15 Apr. 1812; d. 11 Dec. 1871. 
iv. WnjJAM, b. 8 Oct. 1813; d. 25 May 1857. 
▼. Simon P., b. 23 Dec. 1815; d. 25 Jan. 1863. 
vL Davd) a, b. 14 May 1818; d. 22 May 1892. 
vii. Jonathan P., b. 19 Dec. 1820; d. 6 Apr. 1898. 

8. viiL James Monroe, b. 5 Oct. 1822. 

ix. Martha A., b. 25 May 1825; d. 19 Mar. 1914; m. John H. Gabvut 

of Exeter Mills, Me. 
z. Mart F., b. 28 Jan. 1829; d. unm. 14 Oct. 1846. 
xi. Lewis A., b. 20 Mar. 1830; d. 15 Sept. 1901. 

8. Rev. James Monboe^ Palmer {Jonathan,^ Trueworihy,* Jona-- 

ihauy^ Samud,^ Christopher,^ William^), bom at Exeter Mills, 
Me., 6 Oct. 1822, died at Kenosha, Wis., 23 May 1897. He mar- 
ried, at Waterville, Me., 2 Dec. 1853, Caroline Frances 
Bacon, bom 7 Jan. 1830, died at Cambridge, Mass., 1 Oct. 
1899, daughter of Ebenezer Farwell and Jane (Faunce). After 
being graduated in 1847 at Colby College, WatervUle, Me., 
he was principal of the Liberal Institute of that town, 1847- 



262 Genealogical Research in England [July 

« 
48. He then entered Bangor Theological Seminary at Bangor, 
Me., where he was graduated in 1853. For over fifteen years 
he was a Congregational clergyman in Maine and New Ham|>> 
shire, and was noted for his charity. During the Civil War, 
in 1863, he served on the Christian Conmiission, viriting the 
camps and prisons, where he preached to the solcUers. In the 
latter part of his life he was in business in Boston, Mass. 
He was always a strong Republican in his politics. 

Children: 
i Rbv. Charles J.,* b. 4 Nov. 1854; m. (1) 19 Jan. 1881 Heljbn M. 
Watson of Cambridge, Maas., who d. 1882; m. (2) 15 Oct. 188S 
Gertbxjdb S. Babnes of Lanesborough, Mass. 
ii. Edward Francis, b. 15 Oct. 1857; d. 23 Mar. 1862. 
iii. Caroline Emma, b. 28 Feb. 1861; m. at Osaka^ Japan, 17 July 1894, 

Rbv. Charles Graham Gardner. Thev live in London, Eng. 
iv. George Monroe, b. 31 May 1863; m. 27 Sept. 1893 Annie Wildes 

Brown, who d. 7 Mar. 1912. 
T. William Lincoln, b. 19 Sept. 1868; m. in Boston, 14 Apr. 1892, 

Jennie C. Giesler. 
yi. Frederick Tobet, b. 20 May 1871. 



GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

Contributed l^ Miw Elikabbth Fbbnch, and communicated by the Committee on 

Englinh Research 

[Continued from page 190] 

Parmenter 

The Will of George P'mbnter thelder of Over [or Little] Teldham. oo. 
Essex, yeoman, 8 May 1591. To be buried in the churchyard of Over Yeid- 
ham. To the poor people of Over Yeldham 38. 4d. To the poor people of 
Tylberye 2s. To Alyce my wife and Robert my son the lease of my farm 
whore I now dwell. To Alyce my wife for life my freehold and land in 
Over Yeldham called Madges, with reversion at her decease to my son Ed- 
ward and his heirs. Also to my said wife for life my copyhold lands and 
tenements lying in Tylbery, with reversion at her decease to my^ son Robert 
and his heirs, he paying to Chrystyan my daughter or her children £6, to 
Katherine my daughter or her children £6, to Jone my daughter or her 
children £6, to Alyce my daughter or her children 40s., to George Parmenter 
my son or his heirs £4, to Elizabeth daughter of Richard Pmenter 20b., to 
Robert Page 68. 8d., and to Jone Staniar dwelling with me Os. 8d. I ^ve 
to Edward Parmenter and Susan Parmenter, son and daughter of my acm 
Edward. 40s., to be paid by my son William a year after he sh^ enter into 
my land called Bushaleyes in Yeldham Pva. To wife Alice for life said 
three and a half acres of land called Pushelyes [sic], which I bought last of 
John Browne of Yeldham Magna, with reversion at her decease to my son 
William. To my daughter Christyon a bullock. To wife Alice all house* 
hold stuff, money, and implements of household in mv dwelling house. 
Residuary legatees and executors: wife Alice and son Robert. Supervisor: 
son George Parmenter, to whom I give 3s. 4d. To wife Alice for life two 
acres of land lying in Downes that I bought of George mv son, with reversion 
at her decease to Richard my son. I have surrendered my copyhold lands 
in Tylberye into the hands of the Lord of the Manor by the handa of Williftm 



1914] Oenealogical Research in England 263 

PtEumenter, in the presence of Mathewe Coldham [John Fment his brother],* 
to the use of this my will. To my grandson William Parminter of Caven- 
dysh eight bushels of barley. [Signed] George Pmenters marke. Witnesses : 
Ekiward Raynsford, Roger Barrow Jun.» and John Hardyng. Proved 12 
Febniaiy 1591 [1591/2] by Alice Parmenter and Robert Parmenter. (Com- 
missary Court of London for Essex and Herts [Somerset House], 1591, 
original iKoll.) 

The Win of Robbrt Pbbmsnter of Lytle Yeldham in the diocese of 
London. 22 April, 36 Elizabeth [1594]. To be buried in the churchyard of 
Lytle Yeldham. To Robert Permenter my son a cubbard, a table, a form, 
and 20s. To my daujditer Joane 20b. To my daughter Amye 20b. To my 
daughter Jane 20b. To my wife Amye aU residue of my goods and chattels 
onbequeathed, such as remain at her decease to be equfuly divided among 
my then living children. Executrix: wife Amye. Witnesses: John Storye, 
Edward Permenter, and Peter Cramfyelde. [Signed] The marke of the 
said Robert Permenter. Proved at Brancktrie 26 May 1594 by the executor. 
(Commissary Court of London for Essex and Herts [Somerset House], 1594, 
'filed will.) 

The Will of Gbobgb Pabuenter of litle Yeldham, co. Essex, yeoman, 
12 November 1612. To be buried in the churchyard of Little Yeldham. 
To my wife Elizabeth my messuage and tenement in Little Yeldham wherein 
I now dweU and my free land in Little Yeldham for five years after my 
decease, and also my goods moveable and unmoveable, implements and 
household stuff, and cattle and chattels in Little Yeldham, she resigning aU 
her ri^ts of dower in my lands. To Margaret Taine my grandchild, daugh- 
ter of Rose Taine, my house and grounds in Gestingthorpe, now in the 
occupation of Henrv Fisher. To my grandchild Anne Taine, daughter of 
Rose Taine, 20 nobles, to be paid by my wif6 Elizabeth into the hands of 
Francis Purkas the elder of Nether Yeldham, for the use of the said Ann at 
twenty-one years of age. To Richard Parmenter my brother £10, and to 
his daughter Elizabeth 20b. To my brother William Parmenter my copy- 
hold lands in Litle Yeldham called C[owell] alias Gouldwell, and to so many 
of his children as shall be living three years after my decease 20b. each. To 
my sister Christian Page 20b. a year for life, and to every one of her children 
206. each. To my sister Joane Stainer £6, and to every one of her children 
20b. To Rose Tanne, my wife's daughter, 40b. To Francis Purkas, my 
wife's son, £5. To my sister Eatheren Alyson 20s. To my godson Thomas 
May 20s. To Thomas Purkas. my wife's son-in-law, 20b. To the poor of 
Litle Yeldham 20b. To the mmister that preaches at my funeral lOs. To 
my brother Edward Parmenter my messuage and lands at Hiningham at 
the Castle and my copvhold lands and the tenement thereto belonging, now 
in the occupation of Thomas May, and my messuage and tenement in Litle 
Yeldham wherem I now dwell with the free land thereto belonginjg, at the 
end of my wife's term of five years therein or at her death, if she die before. 
All other my lands unbequeathed, in Litle Yeldham, Hiningham at the 
Castle, and elsewhere, to my brother Edward Parmenter, except a parcel 
of meadow and hop ground containing one rod, l3dn^ in Litle Yeldham, 
now in the occupation of John Panell of Redgwell, which I will to my wife 
Elizabeth, she paying my funeral charges. Executor: my brother Edward 
Parmenter. [Sim^ George Parmenter his marke. [Seal, a bird of soum 
kind, not clearly distingiSahable.] Witnesses: John Harrison, Edmund 
Browne, George Bucher? Proved 8 July 1613. (Commissair Ck)urt of 
Ixmdon for Essex and Herts [Somerset House], 1613, original will.) 

* Hw words in braoketa are croaeed out in the original wilL 



. 266 Oenealogical Research in England [July 

1611 William son of William Pannenter 17 June. 
1611 Henry son of Henry Pannenter 30 January [1611/121. 
1611 Anne daughter of John Parmenter 13 February [1611/12]. 
1613 Edee dau^ter of Edward Pannenter 9 November. 

1613 George son of John Pannenter 10 March [1613/14]. 

1614 Adria daughter of Henry Parmenter and Adria his wife 20 November. 
1616 James son of Edward Parmenter and Joan his wife 2 June. 

1616 Joseph son of John Pannenter and Anne his wife 19 September. 

1616 Thomas son of Henry Parmenter and Adry his wife 13 March [1616/17]. 

1617 Marie daughter of John Pannenter and Anne his wife 17 December. 
1617 Joane daughter of Edward Parmenter and Joan his wife 20 January 

[1617/lC 

1619 Elizabeth daughter of Robert Pannenter and Elizabeth his wife 25 

March. 
1621 Martha daughter of John Parmenter and Anne his wife 23 July. 

1625 John son of Robert Parmenter and Elizabeth his wife 25 April. 

1626 Anne daughter of Robert Pannenter and Anne his wife 14 January 

[1626/7r 

1628 Robert son of Robert Pannenter and Agnes his wife 7 September. 

1629 Robert son of Robert Parmenter and Ajone Fenner 24 May. 

1630 John son of Robert Parmenter and Anne his wife 18 April. 

1630 Samuel son of Samuel Parmenter and Elizabeth his wife 19 September. 

1631 Marie daughter of Robert Parmenter and Anne his wtfe 30 October. 

1632 Thomas son of Samuel Parmenter and Elizabeth his wife 19 August. 

1634 Robert son of Samuel Parmenter and Elizabeth his wife 22 March 

[1634/5]. 

1635 William son of Robert Parmenter and Anne his wife 14 March [1635/6]. 

1636 Ehzabeth daughter of Samuel Parmenter and Elizabeth his wife 10 April. 
1639 Sarah daughter of Samuel Pannenter and Elizabetii his wife 21 Janu- 
ary [1639/40]. 

Marriages, 1687-1639^ 
1597 Robert Parmenter. son of George Parmenter, and Alice Edwards, 

daughter of Wilham Edwards, 22 January [1597/8]. 
1698 Henry Permenter and Awdrye Sparrowe 29 October. 
1617 George Parmenter and Marie Usher als Clarke 12 March [1617/18]. 
1621 Francis Whitinge and Adria Pannenter 10 April. 
1626 Robert Parmenter and Agnes Ingam 24 June. 
1626 Thomas Fenner and Dorothy Parmenter 4 July. 
1636 Otwell Webbe singleman and Jone Parmenter single 1 November. 

Burials, 1586-1639^ 
1589 Robert son of William Permenter 11 January [1589/90]. 
1591 George Permenter 7 February [1591/2]. 
1594 Robert Permenter 1 May. 
1594 Amy wife of George Permenter 13 October. 
1600 Agnys wife of William Permenter 6 March [1600/1]. 

1609 Henry son of Henry Permenter 15 July. 

1610 William Pennenter 4 April. 

1611 Sarah daughter of Henery Parmenter 13 March [1611/12]. 
1613 George Parmenter 27 June. 

1615 WOliam Parmenter Sen. 3 Jime. 

1616 James son of Edward Parmenter and Joane his wife 9 December. 

1617 William Parmenter 4 December. 

1620 Thomas son of Henry Pannenter and Adria his wife 16 February 

[1620/lJ. 

^ The marriage entries previoue to 1587 and for 1694-1696 are mifwing. 
t The burial entries previous to 1686 and for 1688 and 1607 are missus 



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1624 William Pannenter 30 January [1624/5]. 

1629 EHizabeth wife of George Pannenter 24 June. 

1630 Robert son of Robert Pannenter and Agnes his wife 26 June. 
1636 Katherine Pannenter widow 24 Decern^. 

Fbom Lay Subsidibs* fob Hinckford Hundred, co. Essbx 

15 Henry VIII [152^-4] 
Little Yeldham Chiistyne Pmenter widowe 2b. 

WiUiam Pannentur 2b. 

WiUiam Pannentur junr. 4d. 

(Lay Subsidies, 108/163.) 
34-35 Henry VIII [1542-I5441t 
Little Yeldham Margaret Parmator 

Richard Parmator 
John Parmator senr. 
George Parmator 
Thomas Parmator 
Nycolas Parmator 
John Parmator junr. 
George Parmator junr. 
John Parmentor 

(76., 109/271) 
8 Elisabeth [1565-6] 
Robert Parmyter for lands [worth] 20b. [tax] I6d. 

Richard Parmyter for lands [worth] 100s. [tax 5s. 
GeoTfSd Permyter for goods [worth] £6 [tax] 6s. 

William Permeter for lands [worth] 20b. [tax] 16d. 
Eateren Permeter for lands [worth] 20b. [tax] 16d. 
John Permyter for goods [worth] lOOs^ [tax] 58. 

(lb., 110/425.) 
14 Elizabeth [1571-2] 
Robert Parmeter for lands [worth] 20b. [tax] 16d. 

George Parmeter for goods [worth] £7 [tax 78. 

William Parmenter for goods [worth] £3 [tax] 3s. 
Widow Parmenter for lands [worth] 20b. [tax] 16d. 
John Parmenter for goods [worth] £6 [tax] 68. 

(76., 111/440.) 
39 Elizabeth [159^7] 
Nichojas Parmeter for goods [worth] 40iB. [tax] 88. 



Sible Hedingham 



Little Yeldham 

Ovington 

fiible Hedingham 

Tilbury-by-Clare 



Little Yeldham 
Bible Hedingham 
Tilbury-by-Clare 



Belchamp St. Paul 
Castle Hedingham 
Little Yeldham 



Sible Hedingham 



Little Yeldham 
Sible Hedingham 



ffible Hedingham 



John Parmeter for lan(k [worth] 20b. [tax 

George Parmeter for lands [worth] 408. [tax 

Robert Parmeter junior for lands [worth] 20b. [tax 4s. 
Edward Parmeter for goods [worth] 40b. [tax 8s. 
WiUiam Parmeter for lands [worth] 20b. [tax 4s. 

(76., 111/518.) 
21 James I [1623-4] 
[The list is missing,] 

Robert Parmeter for lands [worth] 20b. [tax] 4d. 

(76., 112/609.) 
3-4 Charles I [1627-1629] 
Robert Permynter for lands [worth] 20b. [tax] 48. on 
the first assesBment, 4s. on the second assessment. 
(76., 112/619, 112/627, 112/326.) 



* Froterved in the Publie Raoord Office, London. 

t Thie manuieript ie mutilated and the aMeiementa are «!— Sn^ 




268 Oenealogical Research in England [July 

16 Charles I [1640-1] 
little Yeldham Robert Pannenter for kmds [worth] 20b. [tax] 8d. 

(76., 112/646.) 

Fbom Chancbbt Pbocbedinos 

On 21 June 1607 Roger Golding complains that about ten years sinee 
John Pannenter, late of Sudbury, deceased, made a will by which he appointed 
the complainant and one John Pannenter executors of his estate of some 
£800, with luids in Sudbury, Tilbury, Little Yeldham, etc., and (tied about 
two years since. By said will testator left his estate to the wife of the com* 
plainBknt and her children and to others of his kindred and friends. Bui 
one William Parminter has seciu^ for himself administration on the said 
estate, and in confederacy with John Parminter has seized and embeuled 
the estate of the deceased, and has not distributed it acc<Hxting to the bitter's 
wiU. 

William Pannenter, one of the defendants, brother and administrator of 
the late John Parmenter of Sudbury, maltster, replies that as complainant 
sues as one of the executors of a pretended will of dec^ised, said complainant 
should be joined as complainant with John Panninter, the other executor 
of the pretended will, and should not make the latter a defendant. This 
defendant knows nothing of any will made ten years ago, but has heard the 
other defendant. John Parminter, say that about ^ Elizabeth [158&-6] 
deceased did make a will appointing complainant and said defendant, John 
Panninter, as executors, and the said complainant did show this defendant 
a copy of the same and said that he intended to sue this defendant in the 
ecclesiastical courts, but he has not done so, and defendant doubts if such a 
will existed, as two years after the time of said pretended will said deceased 
loaned complainant over £40, which he would not have done had he made 
him executor of his estate. And moreover this defendant can prove by 
witnesses that on 24 September 1603 the deceased stated that one William 
Parmiter. son of this defendant, should have all the estate of deceased. Go 
the deaUi of said deceased this defendant, believing that deceased died 
intestate, did sue forth administration on his estate in the Prerogative Ckmrt 
of Canterbury (deceased having estate in divers dioceses), which was granted 
to this defendant 19 Septemdber 1605. Deceased died 24 August 1606, 
possessed of an estate much smaller than is claimed by the complainant; 
and with the consent of John Parmiter and of Thomas Smith and of £ditb 
his wife, sister of the deceased, this defendant had the estate appraised, 
which amounted to £200. 12s. The debts of the deceased were £47. 7&. 4d. 
The defendant, John Parmiter, received as his share a! the estate £43. la. 6d., 
and said Smith and Edith his wife about £40. The costs of administration 
were £23. 16s. 8d. The house in Sudbury caUed "The Gallerye" was the 
freehold of the said John Parminter, deceased, who with one Peregrine 
Paricer, gent., did purchase the same in fee simple of one Peter Whyte on 
6 June, 35 Elixabeth [1593], and on the death of the said Parker said John 
Parminter had the whole as survivor in fee simple, and, he dying without 
issue, it came to this defendant as his brother and next heb. Defendant 
denies any con^iracy with the other defendant, John Panninter. 

The other d^endant, John Parminter, replies that he thinks that John 
Farmint^, deceased, made a will about 28 Elixabeth [1585-6], but knows 
not if it ranained in existence until his death. Lately ccnnplainant sent his 
son to this def aidant to show to this defendant a copy of saui will, by which 
deceased left to his brother William Panninter, the other defendant, for life, 
lands, etc., in Little Yeldham, with reversion to Henry Panninter, saio 
William's son, and left to this defendant, another brother, fen* life, lands in 
Little Yeldham, Tilbury, etc., with reversion to John Parminter, this de- 
fendant's BOO. Also he left to the said William £20 and to his children 



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68. 8d. apiece, to this defendant £20 and to his children 68. 8d. apiece, to the 
three children of Thomas Smith of Little Maplestead 40s. apiece, to Jone, 
wife of this defendant, cloth for a gown, to the complainant £5 and three 
guns, to the wife of the complainant (who died long before the testator) 208., 
and to Thomas Golding 208. This defendant prays that the complainant be 
required to bring the original will into court, as according to said will the 
testator left certain lands to this defendant and his children, which have been 
taken by the other defendant as eldest brother and heir. Deceased died 
about two years ago and about nineteen years after making said will. Com- 
plainant has long concealed the will for some sinister purpose, and as this 
defendant was imable to find any will of deceased, the other defendant 
obtained administration on the estate, and this defendant has received one 
third of the goods, according to the inventory in the Prerogative Court of 
Canterbury. This defendant denies any conspiracy with the other defend- 
ant, William Parminter. (Chancery Proceedings, James I, Bundle 0-8, 
No. 43.) 

[From the foregoing records and from some other sources the following 
information about the Parmenter families of Little Yeldham, co. Essex, and 
about the ancestry of Dea. John Parmenter of Sudbury and Roxbury, Mass., 
has been derived: 

William Parmenter, Sr., bom probably about 1465, appears, with 
other Parmenters, at Little Yeldham, co. Essex, in the subsidy of 1523-4. 

John Parmenter, Sr., George Parbientbr, Sr., Richard Parmenter, 
Thomas Parmenter, and Nicholas Parmenter appear at Little Yeldham 
in the subsidy of 1542-1544. They belong apparently to the generation 
immediatelv following that to which William Parmenter, Sr., belongs. No 
wills have been found which throw light on the exact relationship of these 
men to one another or on their respective families; but doubtless the fathers 
of some of the Parmenters of the next generation are included in this list of 
names. 

These men of the next generation are John Parmenter, bom probably 
about 1515, and probably uie progenitor of Family A, given below; George 
Parmenter, bom probably about 1520, progenitor of Family B, given below; 
Richard Parmenter. of Little Yeldhain, who appears in the subsidy of 
1665-6; and Robert Parmenter, bom probably about 1530, progenitor 
of Family C, given below. 

Family A 

1. John Parmenter. of Little Yeldham, co. Essex, bom probably about 
1515, appears as John Parmenter, Jr., at Little Yeldham in the subsidy of 
1542-1544, and is found later in the adjoining parish of Tilbuiy-by-Clare, 
CO. Essex, in the subsidies of 1565-6 and 1571-2. 

The following were probably his children: 
i. John, settled in Sudbury, co. Suffolk, where he was a brewer or 
maltster, and d. 24 Aug. 1605. leavmg no issue. He «^PP®*"i5' 
several entries in the Sudbury borouc^ records from 1697 to 1604 
(Register, vol. 66, pp. 170-171). His estate was contested m 
Chancery by Roger Golding in 1607. 

2. ii. WiLUAM, b. abt. 1540. He was one of the defendants in the Cban- 

cery suit brought by Roger Golding in 1607. , 

ill. John, m. Jonb . He was the other defendant m the above- 
mentioned suit. Children: John (eldest son), and others. ^ 
iv. Edith, m. Thomas Smith of Little Mfi^lestead, CO. Essex; had issue. 
▼. A Daughter, probably m. Roger Goldino. 




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2. William Pabmbntbr (John), of Little Yeldham, co. Essex, the testator 
of 1615, born probably aoout 1540, was buried at Little Yddham 

3 June 1615. He married, about 1563, Agnes , who was 

buried at Little Yeldham 6 Mar. 1600/1. He was one of the defend* 
ants in the Chancery suit brought by Roger Golding. 
Children: 

i. Henbt. of Little Yeldham, glover, the testator of 1619, bapt. at latUa 

Yeldham 9 July 1564; m. there, 29 Oct. 1598, Audret Spabrow, 

who m. (2) at Little Yeldham, 10 Apr. 1621, Francis Whiting. 

Children, recorded at Little Yeldham: 1. Elizabeth, bapt. 25 Oct. 

1599; probably d. young. 2. WiUtam, bapt. 16 Aug. 1600. 3. 

Elizabeth, bapt. 4 Mar. 1600/1 [sic, ? 1601/2]. 4. Henry, bur. 

15 July 1609. 5. Sarah, bapt. 24 Aug. 1609; bur. 13 Mar. 1611/12. 

6. Henry, bapt. 30 Jan. 1611/12. 7. Audrey, bi^t. 20 Nov. 1614. 

8. ThonuM, bapt. 13 Mar. 1616/17; bur. 16 Feb. 1620/1. 
n. Thomas, bapt. at Little Yeldham 18 Jan. 1567/8. 
iji. William, bapt. at Little Yeldham 24 Feb. 1570/1; bur. there 4 Apr. 

1610. 
iv. Edfth, bapt; at Little Yeldham 9 Nov. 1572. 
y. Edwaro, named in the wills of his father and brother Henry: m. 

JoANE . Children, bapt. at Little Yeldiuun: 1. Edith, 

bapt. 9 Nov. 1613. 2. James, bapt. 2 June 1616. 3. Joane, bapt. 

20 Jan. 1617/18. 
yi. John, bapt. at Little Yeldham 24 Sept. 1576; probably d. young, 
yii. Richard. Child: 1. Ann, under 21 in 1644. 
yiii. Robert, bapt. at Little Yeldham 30 Mar. 1581; bur. there 11 Jan. 

1589/90. 
ix. John, of Yeldham and later of Castle Hedingham, co. Essex, the 

testator of 1644, bapt. at Little Yeldham 19 Jan. 1583/4: m. abt. 

1606 Anne . Children, recorded at Little Yeldham: 1. 

Thomas, bs^t. 12 May 1607. 2. Nathaniel, bapt. 13 Mar. 1610/11. 

3. Anne, bs^t. 13 Feb. 1611/12. 4. Oeorge, bapt. 10 Mar. 1613/14. 

5. Joseph, bapt. 19 Sept. 1616. 6. Mary, b^t. 17 Dec. 1617. 7. 

John, b. probably abt. 1619. 8. Martha, bapt. 23 July 162L 

Family B 

1. Gborob Parmenter, of Little Yeldham (also called Over Yeldham 
and Upper Yeldham), co. Essex, the testator of 1591, bom probably about 

1520, was buried at Little Yeldham 7 Feb. 1591/2. He married Aucb . 

He appears at Little Yeldham as George Parmenter, Jr., in the subsidy of 
1542-1544, is next found in the adjoining parish of Ovington in the subsidy 
of 1565-6, and appears agiun at Little Yeldham in the subsidy of 1571-2« 

Children: 
i. Robert, b. probably abt. 1545; living in 1613, when he is ms^ 

tioned in the will of his brother William. Child (probably): 1. 

WiUiam, called of Cavendish, co. Suffolk, in the will of his grand* 

father, George Parmenter, in 1591. 

iL Christian, m. Page; had issue. 

iii. Richard, of Little Yeldham, hving in 1612. He was a legatee in the 

will of his brother George. Child: 1. Elizabeth^ bapt. at LttUe 

Yeldham 16 Nov. 1572; mentioned in the wills of her grandfather 

and her uncle George. 

2. iv. George, b. probably abt. 1550. 

V. Kathbrinb, m. Alusonj had issue. 

vi. JoNE, m. Stainer; had issue. 

yii. Edward, appears at Little Yeldham in a subsidy in 1596-j^ Hving 
in 1612, being named in the will of his brother Geoige. Cnildreo, 
named in the will of their grandfather: 1. Susan, bapt. at LitUe 
Yeldham 18 Apr. 1585. 2. Edward, b^t. at Uttle Yeldhara 3t 
Nov. 1588. 

3. viii. William, b. probably abt. 1560. 
ix. AucE. 




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2. GsoROB Parmentbr {George) t of Little Yeldham, co. Essex, yeoman, 

the testator of 1612, born probably about 1550, was buried at little 

Yeldham 27 June 1613. He married first Amy , who was 

buried at little Yeldham 13 Oct. 1594; and secondly Mrs. Eliza- 
beth PuBKAs, widow, who by her former husband haa children Rose 

Purkas, wife of Taine, and F^nancis Purkas. George Pannenter 

is found in the subsidy of 1596-7. 

Children by first wife: 
i. CoNsciENcs, bapt. at little Yeldham 25 May 1574; d. young. 
iL Robert (perhaps). A Robert Parmenter, son of George, m. at 
little Yeldham, 22 Jan. 1597/8. Alice Edwards, daughter of 
William. If this man belongs in this funily, he must have d. ^.p. 
before the date of his father's will. 

3. WiLUAii Parmenter {George) , of little Yeldham, co. Essex, husband- 

man, the testator of 1613, bom probably about 1560, was buried at 
little Yeldham 4 Dec. 1617. He married, about 1585, Margery 

. He inherited various lands in little Yeldham from his 

father and copyhold lands called Cowell or Gouldwell bv the will of 
his brother George, which he mentioned in his own mil, dated 12 Oct. 
1613 and proved 19 Jan. 1617/18. As only two of his children were 
baptized at little Yeldham, it is likely that at some period he resided 
elsewhere; and therefore he was probably the William Pannenter 
who was assessed in the subsidy of 1596-7 in the adjacent parish 
of Sible Hedingham, the roisters of which prior to 1680 are lost. 
Children: 

i. Robert, bapt. at little Yeldham 23 Oct. 1586. He succeeded to 
the lands of his father by the latter's will, and was perhaps the 
Robert Parmenter who was assessed at Sible Hedingham m the 
subsidies of 1623-4 and 1627-1629 and at little Yeldham in the 
subsidy of 1640-1. 
4. ii. John, b. i^t. 1588. 

iii. Ursula, living in 1613. 

iv. George, m. at little Yeldham, 12 Mar. 1617/18, Mary Usher 
alifu Clarbx. 

▼. Sarah, b. abt. 1593: m. at Bures St. Mary, co. Suffolk, 4 Oct. 1616, 
John Cressall, the testator of 1625. After the death of her father 
she had evidently removed with her brother, John Parmenter, to 
Bures St. Mary. 

vi. Margaret, bi4)t. at little Yeldham 25 Feb. 1594/5; living in 1613. 

4. DBA. John Parmenter {WiUiam, George), of little Yeldham, eo. Essex, 

and Bures St. Mary, cos. Essex and Suffolk, England, and of Sudbury 
and Roxbury, Mass., was bom evidently about 1588, as the baptism of 
his elder brother Robert is recorded at little Yeldham 23 0<^. 1586, 
and yet by 12 Oct. 1613 John Parmenter was old enough to be married 
and to be the father of two children^ Mary and John, according to the 
will of that date of his father, WiUiam Parmenter. He may have 
been bom at Sible Hedingham, co. Essex, but the early registers of 
this parish are lost. He inherited no lands from his father, and after 
the tatter's death he evidently removed about eight miles mmi liUle 
Yeldham into Bures St. Mary. Here his sister Sarah was married. 
4 Oct. 1616, to John Cressall, who in his will of 9 Jvdy 1625 bequealikea 
a cow to his brother-in-law John Parmenter. Here also, as John 
Parminter,* he was a witness, 22 Feb. 1630/1, to the will of Henrie 
Loker of Bures St. Mary, co. Essex, glover (Reoibter, vd. 63, pp. 
280-281). In 1639 John Parmenter, with his family, and also the 

* Thus the name is epelled in the original will of Henrie Loker, althouch is the 
ratfartered copy of the will the name is Panniter. 



272 Genealogical Research in England [My 

widow and children of Henrie Loker emigrated to New England, 
settling in Sudbury, Mass., jsirhere John Parmenter was eariy chosen 
selectman, deacon, and commissioner. A comparison of the signa- 
ture of John Parminter as a witness in the onginal will of Henrie 
Loker of Bures St. Mary with an autograph signature of Dea. John 
Parmenter as a conmiissioner of Sudbury, Mass., 6 Jan. 1639/40,^ 
shows that the two signatures were made by the same hand. In the 
summer of 1660 he removed from Sudbury to Roxbury, Mass., where 
he died 1 May 1671. aged 83 years, according to the church records 
of Roxbury, which tnus furnish additional evidence that he was bom 
about 1588. His will, dated 25 Mar. 1671 and proved 25 July 1671, 
names wife Annis, daughter Woods, son-in-law John Woods, grandson 
• John Parmenter, coiisin [Bartholomew] Cheevers, shoemaker, of 
Boston, and cousin John Stibbins. 

He married first, in England, probably about 1609, BRmoBT , 

who died at Sudbury, Mass., 6 Apr. 1660. , He married secondly, at 

Roxbury, Mass., 9 Aug. 1660, Mrs. Annis ( ) (Chandlbb) 

Dane, widow successively of William Chanoler and John Dane. 
She died at Roxbury 17 Mar. 1682/3. 

Children by first wife, bom in England: 
L Mart, b. abt. 1610; named in the will of her grandfather 12 Oct. 
1613; d. at Marlborough, Mass., 17 Aug. 1690, aged 80; m. John 
Woods of Sudbury and Marlborough, b. in England abt. 1610, d. 
at Marlborouffh 10 July 1678. He deposed in 1664, aged abt. 54 
years. Children: 1. Hannah, 2. John, b. 8 May 1641. 3. 
Francis (dau.), b. 10 May 1645. 4. James, b. 18 July 1647. 5. 
Catharine. 6. Isaac, b. 14 July 1655. 
iL John, b. abt. 1612: named in the will of his g^randfather 12 Oct. 
1613; came to New England with his father in 1639; resided at 
Sudbury, Mass., where he d. 12 Apr. 1666; m. abt. 1639 Amt 

, who d. 21 Nov. 1681. Children: 1. John. b. abt. 1640. 

2. Joseph, b. 12 Mar. 1642/3. 3. Mary. b. 10 June 1644. 4. 
George, b. abt. 1647. 5. Benjamin, b. abt. 1650. 6. Lydia, b. 
16 Oct. 1656. 

Faiolt C 

1. Robert Parmenter, of Little Yeldham, co. Essex, the testator of 
1594, bom probably about 1530, was buried at little Yeldham 1 May 1594. 

He married, about 1561, Amte . He was assessed at Little Yeldham 

in the subsidies of 1565-6 and 1571-2. 

Children: 
L Joane, b. probably abt. 1562. 
ii. Amy, bapt. at Little Yeldham 17 Sept. 1564. 

2. ill. Robert, bapt. at Little Yeldham 8 Feb. 1567/8. 
iv. Jane, bapt. at Little Yeldham 5 June 1571. 

2. Robert Parmenter (Robert), of Little Yeldham, co. Essex, baptised 
there 8 Feb. 1567/8, appears there in the subsidy of 1596-7. Neither 
his will nor any administration on his estate has been found. 
Children, baptized at Little Yeldham: 

i. Samuel, bapt. 13 Oct. 1590; m. Euzabbth . Children, bapt. 

at Little Yeldham: 1. Samud, bapt. 19 Sept. 1630. 2. Thomas. 
bapt. 19 Aug. 1632. 3. Robert, bM>t. 22 Mar. 1634/5. 4. SUta-^ 
bM, bapt. 10 Apr. 1636. 5. Sarah, bapt. 21 Jan. 1639/40. 

ii. Robert, bapt. 24 Dec. 1592; m. (1) Euzabbth ; m. (2) 

at Little Yeldham, 24 June 1626, Agnes (Anne) Ingam. Children 
by first wife, recorded at Little Yeldham: 1. Btizabeih, bapt. 25 

* Suffolk Co. Court Files, Boston, no. 102004. 



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Mar. 1619. 2. John. bapt. 25 Apr. 1625. Children by Becond 

wife, recorded at Little Yeldham: 3. iinne, bapt. 14 Jan. 1626/7. 

4. Robert, bapt. 7 Sept. 1628; bur. 26 June 1630. 5. John, bapt. 

18 Apr. 1630. 6. Mary, bapt. 30 Oct. 1631. 7. WiUiam, bapt. 

14 Mar. 1636/6. 
iii. John, bapt. 16 Nov. 1595. 
iv. AucB, bapt. 25 Mar. 1599. 

— EUZABBTH FbENCH] 
(To be continued] 



THE PAINTER FAMILY 

WITH 

NOTES ON THE LAMBERTON FAMILY 
By Donald Linvs Jacobus, MJl., of New Haven, Conn. 

1. Thomas^ Painter lived at Hingbam, Charlestown, and Rowley, 
Mass., between 1637 and 1644. In 1655 he was made freeman of 
Newport, R. I., and spent the remainder of his life there and at 
Westerly, R. I., where his name appears, together with that of his 
son Shubael, on the list of freemen. He married first Katharinb 

, who died in 1641 ; and secondly . Winthrop tells us 

in his History (vol. 2, p. 174), under date of 1644: "A poor man of 
Hingham, one Painter, who had lived at New Haven and at Rowley 
and Charlestown, and been scandalous and burdensome by his idle 
and troublesome behaviour to them all, was now on the sudden 
turned anabaptist, and having a child bom, he would not suffer his 
wife to bring it to the ordinance of baptism, for she was a member of 
the church, though himself were not. Being presented for this, and 
enjoined to suffer the child to be baptized, he still refusing, and dis- 
turbing the church, he was again brought to the court not only for 
his former contempt, but also for saying that our baptism was anti- 
christian; and in the open court he affirmed the same." For this he 
was whipped, and "endured his punishment with much obstinacy, 
and when he was loosed, he said boastingly, that God had marvellously 
assisted him." 

Children by first wife: 

i. Elizabeth.' d. in Boston 24 Apr. 1640. 
ii. WuxiAii, d. in Boston 30 Sept. 1639. 

2. liL Shubael. 

iv. Thomas, b. 4 May 1639; d. in Boston 30 Sept. 1639. 
T. Thomas, bapt. in Boston 13 Sept. 1640; probably the man of this 
name who was drowned 25 Mar. 1705. 

2. Shxtbael* Painter {Thomoff) resided at Westerly and Newport, 
R. I.* He married Mebct Lambebton, who was baptized 
17 Jan. 1640/1 and died evidently before 1677, daughter of 
Capt. George and Margaret (Lewen) of New Haven. 

He was deputy, 1670-1672, On 12 May 1679 he was tried 
for contempt of authority, owned himself guilty, and was 

*1hie reoords at Newport were searched by Mr. John C. Pearson of CleTeland, 
Ohio, to whom acknowledgment is hereby made for information about Shubael Painter. 



274 The Painter Family [July 

fined and bound to peace and good behavior. On 10 May 
1680 ''An Indictment by the Atomy Genii agnst Shuball 
panter of Newport for Indeavoring Contrary to law to publish 
Marriage in two publick meetings about the month of March 
last in the Yeare 1679 : 80 unto Hannah the wife of Thomas 
Martin, and for keeping Company with said Hannah after 
being forbiden & forwamed by Authorety he being bound to 
this Court and in Court Called, Appeared pleads not guilty 
and Refers himselfe for Tryall to God and the Cuntry The 
Jurry Verdict Guilty: By the court Comitted to the Genii 
serjts Custody till called for. The Sentence of the Court is 
That Shubal painter either be sett in the stockes for a six 
howers time or pay twenty shillings to the Crenl Treasury in 
mony betwixt this & Next Thursday twelve of the clock and 
that his bond be continued while next court and alsoe pay 
officers fees." (R. I. Court of Trials, vol. A, p. 51.) He was in- 
dicted, 27 Mar. 1683, for living with Hannah, the wife of Thorn. 
Martin, contrary to law, was found guilty, and was sentenced 
to forfeit bonds and pay fee. As Shubael's wife Mercy was 
then dead and as he "published marriage" with Mrs. Martin, 
it seems probable that her husband had deserted or divorced her, 
and that only some legal quibble stood in the way of her 
remarrit^e. On 27 Mar. 1683 he was also prosecuted by 
John Williams for "takeing Sheep ffeloniously"; and he im» 
mediately commenced action agidnst said John for "Sclaimder 
and Defamation." He was acquitted on the sheep chaige, 
and was awarded £3 damages and costs of court on his counter 
suit. The case was referred to the next Assembly because 
Shubael was absent, being employed about the country's ser- 
vice. In 1688 he was appointed constable. 

In 1677 he sold to his brother-in-law, William Trowbridge, 
th^ share of the Lamberton estate to which his wife Mercy was 
heir; but in 1685 the sale was declared void, and the lands were 
resold to Samuel Smith. Probably it was held that this sale 
did not include undivided lands, for Shubael's son Thomas 
and daughter Margaret both disposed of land inherited from 
George Lamberton. Hia daughter Mercy seems never to 
have possessed any of this property; at least she did not assign 
her right in any deed on reconl at New Haven. An abstract 
of the Lamberton deeds is given in the Notes on the Lamb^- 
ton Family, infra, pp. 284, 285. 

Children: 
L Mkbct,* b. abt. 1664; m. 24 Nov. 1683 Edward Allbn of Deerfield, 
Mass., b. 1 May 1663, d. 10 Feb. 1739/40. In 1678 he went to 
Suffield, Conn., with his father, and in 1686 he received a flprant 
of land on Green River. He was town derk 1704-1712. Child- 
ren: 1. j;iua6etA,b. 14 Mar. 1685/6: d. 7 Feb. 1606/7. 2.Bdwari, 
b. 11 Mar. 1687/8; removed to Greenfield, Mass.: d. 19 Dec 
1756; m. (1) 4 Feb. 1719/20 Martha Wells, who d. 26 Feb. 1719/20; 
m. (2) 1 Feb. 1721/2 Mercy Childa, who d. 26 Oct. 175& 3. 
Mercy, b. 3 Feb. 1689/90; d. May 1772; m. 8 Apr. 1708 FtUx 
Evans of Northfield, b. 21 Jan. 1673/4, d. 8 July 1752. 4. Sank^ 
b. 1 May 1692. 5. Martha, b. 6 Nov. 1694; d. 11 Feb. 1778; m. 



1914] The Pairder Family 276 

Samuel Bardwell, b. 26 Sept. 1085, d. 18 Mar. 1771. 6. Jemima, 
b. 4 Feb. 1696/7; d. after 1770; m. 1 Mar. 1714/15 John Catlin, 
b. 8 Jan. 1686/7, d. 1 Dec. 1766. b. of that Mr. John Catlin whose 
family was almost annihilated by Indians in 1704. Of their 
twelve children four settled in West Haven, Conn., viz., John, 
b. 19 Nov. 1715, d. after 1790, m. 29 Aug. 1744 his first cousin once 
removed, Margaret^ Painter (3, ix); Mary, b. 3 Feb. 1718/19, m. 
7 May 1746 Jonathan Smith, whose mother was Rd^ecca* Painter 
(3, i); EUzabeth, b. 31 Mar. 1726, m. Thomas Mallory of West 
Haven and Woodbury, Conn.: and Esther, b. 24 May 1733, m. 
Capt. Ebenezer Trowbridge of West Haven. 7. Hannah, b. 12 F^. 
1698/9; d. after 1772; m. 25 Aug. 1735 John Stebbins, b. abt. 
1685, d. 7 Sept. 1760. 8. Consider, b. 8 May 1701 ; d. 26 May 1701. 
9. Samuel, b. 6 Apr. 1702: killed by Inc&ans 25 Aug. 1746; m. 
3 Nov. 1727 Hannah Hawks, b. 7 July 1703, d. 8 Mar. 1771. Of 
their twelve children the tenth was named Lamberton. 

ii. Mabgaret, b. abt. 1667; probablv married first Mobbib, 

perhaps a son of Capt. Richard of Newport; married secondW, as 
his third wife, Lawrence Cunton; and thirdly Jeremiah Mott, 
who was admitted an inhabitant of Westerly in 1699. With her 
third husband she removed, prior to 1742, to Wallingford, Conn. 
On 11 Aug. 1742, Richard Morriss of Milford gave bond of £500 
to the selectmen of Wallin^ord to be paid before June 1747, "the 
condition being that if he mdemnifee and save harmless the said 
town of Wallu^ord upon the account of Margrett Mott of Wal- 
lingford, wife ofJeremudi Mott of Wallingford, then sd obligation 
to be void." (WalUng^ord Deeds, vol. 11, p. 601.) On 29 Sept. 
1743 J^^miah Mott and Msurgaret Mott of Wallingford conveyed 
to George Clinton of New Haven one fourth of one sixth of the lands 
of George Lamberton, deceased. (New Haven Deeds, vol. 12, 
p. 184.) Margaret Mott could not have been in possession of this 

Eortion of the Lamb^ton farm, unless Mercy Lamberton were 
er mother, as a careful study of the deeds will show (vide infra, 
pp. 284, ^5) ; and for this reason she is ^ven here as a daughter 
of Shubael Painter. There is a mass of circumstantial evidence to 
prove ^t she was mother, by her first husband, of Richard 
Morris; and, by her second husband, of George Clinton and his 
brothers. Child by first husband:* 1. Richard, d. at Milford. 
Conn., in the spring of 1759; m. (1) 22 Dec. 1717 (registers of 
Trinity Church, Newport, R. I.) Elizabeth Auxeny ; m. (2) 24 May 
1721 (i6.) Jean Eddy, who d. at Milford in 1767, probably dau. of 
John (who d. 1726) and Elizabeth. He lived at Newport, R. L, 
and at Milford, Conn. In 1725 Jacob Mott et al,, Proprietors, 
sold to Richard Morris of Newport, weaver, lot 56 at Easton's 
Point, and the latter sold it the following year. In a deed dated 
15 Aug. 1726 Richard Morris disposed of land in which his wife 
Jfme minquished her right of dower. (Newport Deeds, vol. 2, 
p. 159, vol. 7, pp. 122, 144.) His children were: John, m. at 
Woodbridge, Conn., 12 Nov. 1750, SybU Newton; Susanna, m. 
Samuel Bassett; Mercy, d. 25 Mar. 1778; and probably also: 
Thomas, d. at Cheshire, Conn., 21 Apr. 1777: Joseph, d. at Mil- 
ford 3 Jan. 1778; George, d. at Milford 10 Mar. 1776, aged 45, 
m. Eunice Plumb. 
3. ill. Thomas, b. abt. 1670. 

3. Ensign Thomas* Painter (Shvbad* Thomas^), bom about 1670, 
removed about 1694 to West Haven, Conn., where he died in 
1747. He married Rebecca Candee, bom 22 Dec. 1671, 
died 1 June 1739, daughter of Zaccheus and Rebecca (Bristol). 
In 1743 Ensign Thomas Painter of West parish conveyed to 
his sons Thomas, Shubael, and Deliverance all right to land 

* The children of her second marriage will be tdven in an article on the Clinton 
family, to be published in a future number of the Rbgistib. 
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276 The Painter Family [July 

in right of bis mother, ''who wfts one of thedan^ters of Mr. 
George Lamberton, formerly of New Haven deed." (New 
Haven Deeds, vol. 12, p. 85.) He purchased land in Walling- 
ford, Conn., where his sister Margaret lived, but he nev^ 
resided there. In his will, dated 9 Dec. 1746 and proved 
1 June 1747, he mentioned his sons Shubael, Thomas, Jr., and 
Deliverance; grandchildren, the children of Rebecca Smith, 
deceased ; and daughters Mary Stevens, Mercy Stevens, Rachel 
Smith (wife of Nathan), Elizabeth Painter, and Margaret 
Catlin. He gave equal shares to his children, "excepting my 
Daughter Elizabeth to whom I have given by Deed Something 
Extraordinary for her Extraordinary Care & trouble of me 
under my Difficulties by reason of a Cancer." (New Haven 
Probate Records, vol. 7, p. 117.) Capt. Samuel Candee and 
Jonathan Smith, the testator's son-in-law, were appointed 
executors. 
Children: 

L RbbbccV b. 28 June 1695; d. 10 Sept. 1740: m. Jonathan Smith. 

b. 27 Oct. 1692, d. 30 Dec. 1759. 
Thomas, b. 31 Aug. 1696. 
Shubael, b. 23 Apr. 1698. 
Mabt, b. 1 Nov. 1699; m. 2 Mar. 1725/6 John Stbvbnb, b. 1 Aug. 

1703; removed to Stratford, Conn. 
Dbltverancb, b. 31 May 1701. 

Mbrct, b. Aug. 1703; m. Andbbw Smith» b. 15 Nov. 1701, d. 1789. 
Eluabsth, b. 23 May 1706.* 

Rachbl, b. 19 July 1708; m. Nathan Smtth, b. 1 Mar. 1714/15. 
Mabgabbt, b. 4 May 1715; d. after 1790; m. 29 Auk. 1744 John 

Catun, a sea captain, b. 19 Nov. 1715, d. after 1790 {vide tuprut 

under 2, i, 6). 

4. Capt. TnoifAS^ Paintbb (Thomas,* Shvbad,* Thomas^), bom 
31 Aug. 1696, died at West Haven, Conn., m 1760. He 
married first Esther Mix, bom 14 Apr. 1718, daughter of 
John and Esther (Morris); and secondly, after 1752, Mbs. 
Desibs (Smith) Stevens, bom 30 Sept. 1712, daughter of 
Samuel and Mary (Cooper) and widow of Thomas. She 

married thirdly Law of Wallingford, Conn. 

In 1746 Thomas and Esther Painter conveyed their rights 
to the estate of their father, John Mix, Jr., deceased. (New 
Haven Deeds, vol. 13, p. 40.) In 1758 Thomas Painter con- 
veyed land to his son-in-law, John Chandler of Woodstock, 
and his wife, "my only daughter EJsther." (76., vol. 21, p. 
71.) On 30 June 1760 administration on the estate of Thomas 
Painter was granted to John Chandler in right of his wife 
Esther, daughter of the deceased, the widow desiring the 
same. (New Haven Probate Becordsi vol. 9, p. 371.) 
Children by first wife: 

L EsTHBB,* b. 20 May 1738: m. John Chandlbb of Woodsiock, Coim. 

iL Thomas, b. 10 Dec. 1740; d. 18 Feb. 1747/8 (graTestone at Weil 
Haven). 

iiL Elkanah, b. abt. 1742; d. 14 Feb. 1747/8 (sravastone at West HareflO • 

* Vide artiole on the Qinton family, to be publiihed in a future number of tho 
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5. Shubabl* Painter {ThomaSf^ Shubadj* Thomas^) , bom 23 Apr. 

1698, died at West Haven, Conn., in 1785. He married first, 
12 Mar. 1730/1, Elizabeth Dunbar, bom 27 Mar. 1701, 
died before 1758, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Beecher); 

and secondly Abiah . (New Haven Deeds, vol. 28, 

p. 180.) 

In his will, dated 19 Mar. 1782 and proved 17 Nov. 1785, 
he mentioned the three children of his eldest son Joseph, 
deceased (Anna Clinton, and Thomas and Shubael Painter) ; 
his son Gamaliel, "my son now surviving;" and his daughters 
Rebecca, wife of William Trowbridge, Jr., Lidia, wife of 
Gamaliel Benham, and Sarah, wife of Joatham Williams. 
(New Haven Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 429.) 

Children by first wife: 

7. • i. Joseph,* b. 26 Apr. 1731. 

ii. Rebecca, b. 19 May 1734; d. before 1808; m. Wiluam Trow- 
BRmoB, b. 13 June 1725, d. 6 Dec. 1793. 

iii. Elisha, b. 29 July 1736; d. «.p. 1781 or 1782; m. Hannah . 

He was one of the grantees of Middlebury, Vt., 2 Nov. 1761 
(Swift's Hist, of Midcfiebury, pp. 143, 145, 156). In his will, dated 
12 Jan. 1781 and proved 7 Nov. 1791, he mentions wife Hannah, 
brother Gamaliel/aQd sisters Rebeccah Trowbridge, Lydia Ben- 
ham, and Sarah Williams (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 16, 
p. 621). 

iv. Lydia. b. 1 June 1739; d. 18 Nov. 1814; m. Gamaliel Benham, b. 
abt. 1738, d. 8 Mar. 1811. 

V. Sarah, b. 4 Oct. 1742; m. Jotham Williams. 

8. vi. Gamaliel, b. 22 May 1743. 

6. DELnrERANCB* Painter {Thomas,^ Shvbad? Thomas^), bom 

31 May 1701, was drowned near Stratford Point, Conn., 
1 Sept. 1781. He married, 23 June 1725, Mart Smith, bom 
7 Mar. 1706/7, died at the home of her son in Roxbury, Conn., 
29 May 1786, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Cooper) and 
granddaughter of Samuel and Obedience (Lamberton). 

The aged deacon met a tragic end near the close of the 
Revolutionary War. On the night of 1 Sept. 1781 three 
British vessels landed one hundred and fifty men at West 
Haven, Conn., who, having secured the eleven sentinels, 
collected cattle and other plunder. They returned to their 
vessels without discovery, taking with them their booty, two 
of the sentinels, and Deliverance Painter and his brother-in- 
law, Capt. John Catlin. The boat carrying the four patriots 
capsized near Stratford Point, and Painter and the two sen- 
tinels were drowned, Catlin alone escaping. The Painter 
home, now known as the James Reynolds house, had been 
ransacked, and the son, Lamberton Painter, evaded capture 
only by hiding under tobacco leaves in the garret. Five of 
Deliverance's children died young, and their epitaph in the 
West Haven cemetery reminds one of Wordsworth's "We are 
Seven." 

Three underneath the clods they be 

& two their lyes beyond the Seas. 

Their Names now which you may behold 

thou^ they are in the Ambicses cold. 



278 The Painter Family [July 

In his win, dated 11 Aug. 1774 and proved in Dec. 1781, 
he names his wife Mary, his son Lamberton, and his daughters 
Mary Mallary of Woodbury and Rebeccah Sherman of New 
Haven (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 102). 

Children: 

i. Samuel,* b. 7 Mar. 1725/6; d. at sea Dec. 1748. 

ii. Mabt, b. 14 Jan. 1727/8: m. Daniel Malloet of Woodbury, Conn., 

b. 4 Feb. 1719/20. Children: 1. Abigati, b. 18 Jan. 1747/8. 2. 

Mary, b. 17 Oct. 1749. 3. Fredave Amy, b. 21 Apr. 1752; d. 

27 Oct. 1794; m. 30 June 1777 Jared Osborn of Oxford, Conn. 

4. Edmund, b. 17 June 1754; m. 15 Feb. 1781 Mabel Johnson. 

5. Lois, b. 21 Mar. 1756; m. 5 Aug. 1778 Eli Chatfield of Oxford. 

6. Azariah, b. 3 Apr. 1758; d. 10 Sept. 1759. 7. Daniel, b. 27 Apr. 
1760. 8. Adah, b. 8 May 1762. 9. Rebecca, b. 5 Feb. 1764. 10. 
Mabel, b. 17 Nov. 1766. 11. Rene, b. 9 Sept. 1767. 

iii. Amy, b. abt. 1730; d. 2 Sept. 1751. 

iv. Thomas, b. 2 May 1733; d. at sea 13 Feb. 1755. 

V. Abigau^ b. abt. 1738; d. 26 Jan. 1755. 

9. vi. Lamberton, b. abt. 1740. 

vii. Rebecca, d. at Roxbury, Conn., 18 Sept. 1788; m. John Sherman. 
viii. Freelovs, b. abt. 1749; d. 26 Aug. 1751. 

7. Capt. Joseph* Painter (Shubad,^ Thomas,^ Shubael,* TfumM^)^ 

bom 26 Apr. 1731, died at sea, near St. Christopher's, in 1766. 
He was commander of a vessel, and was lost at sea in a hurri- 
cane. He married, 25 Dec. 1755, Amy Stevens, bom 30 Sept. 
1737, died about 1774, daughter of Thomas and Desire (Smith). 
Administration on his estate was granted, Nov. 1768, to 
his widow Ama (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 
562). Administration on the estate of Ama Painter was 
granted, Feb. 1775, to Jesse Stevens (*., vol. 12, p. 23). 

Children: 
i. Amt,« b. abt. 1757; d. abt. 1832; m. (1) Davto Cunton,* b. abt. 
1755, d. on a prison ship abt. 17S1; m. (2) Thomas Benbam of 
Amenia, N. Y. 

10. ii. THOMAs/b. 24 Jan. 1760. 
iii. Bbtty, d. youn|;. 

iv. A Chsld, a. in infancy. 

y. Shubael, d. at sea b^ore 1790. 

8. Judge Gamaliel* Painter {Shubael* Thomas,^ Skubad,^ 

Thomoff), bom at New Haven, Conn., 22 May 1743, died at 
Middlebury, Vt., 21 May 1819. He married first Abigail 
Chipman, who died 21 Apr. 1790, aged 40, daughter of John; 
secondly Victobia Ball of Salisbury, Conn., who died 9 June 
1806, aged 46; and thirdly Mrs. Ursula Bull of Litchfield, 
Conn., who survived him, dying 28 Feb. 1824, aged 77. 

On 15 Sept. 1764 Gamaliel Painter of Salisbury, Litchfield 
Co., Conn., conveyed land which had belonged to Mr. John 
Dunber (New Haven Deeds, vol. 27, p. 6). In 1773 he and 
his brother-in-law, John Chipman, were among the first 
settlers of Middlebury, Vt., although they are not on the list 
of the original grantees of that town, when its charter was 
obtained. from Gov. Benning Wentworth of New Hampshire 
on 2 Nov. 1761, for in 1761 Gamaliel Painter was only 18 

* Vide article on the QintOD family, to be published in a future number of ibe 

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1914] The Painter Family 279 

years old. On 23 Sept. 1773 200 acres of land in Middlebury 
were laid out for Gamaliel Painter, who was already living 
in his house on that land. The settlers of Middlebury, Vt., 
came chiefly from Salisbury, Conn., and the name of the 
Connecticut town was given to the Vermont town which lies 
next south of Middlebiuy and which was chartered 3 Nov. 
1761. In 1777 Gamaliel Painter was a member of the con- 
vention that framed the constitution of Vermont, and he 
served as a captain in the Revolutionary War. When Biu*- 
goyne marched southward in 1777, Gamaliel Painter was 
obliged to withdraw with his family from Middlebury, but 
in 1784 he returned with his family to that town. In 1784 the 
bounds of Salisbury, Vt., were moved northward so that 170 
acres of Gamaliel Painter's land, including the site of his house, 
became a part of Salisbury; and on 20 Aug. 1787, calling 
himself of Salisbury, Addison Co., Vt., he conveyed all land 
given to him by the last will of his father, the witnesses being 
Joseph and Abigail Painter (tb., vol. 43, p. 116). He acquired 
much more land in Middlebury, removed in the fall of 1787 
to Middlebury village, and became one of the most prominent 
citizens of the town. He encouraged the coming of new 
settlers by selling to them land in Middlebury; he served for 
thirteen years in the Vermont Legislat\u*e; he was a member 
of the Council; and was sheriff and a judge of the County 
Court. He was one of the original trustees of Middlebury 
College, incorporated in 1800, and in his will, his children being 
dead, he left all his estate, except an annuity for his widow, to 
that institution. From this bequest the College realized about 
$13,000; and one of its buildings, erected in 1814 and ori^- 
nally called West College, received in remembrance of this 
benefaction and still bears the name of Painter Hall. It is 
the oldest college building now standing in Vermont. A por- 
trait of Gamaliel Painter may be found in Swift's History of 
Middlebury, from which most of this account of his life has 
been taken.* 
Children by first wife: 

i. Joseph,* d. 10 Oct. 1804, aged 34. 

ii. Samusl, drowned 28 June 1797, aged 25. 

Child by second wife: 
iii. Abbt Victoria, d. 9 Dec. 1818, aged 22. 

* On the square base of the monument to Judffe Painter at Middlebury, Vt., are 
the following inscriptions, which have been obtained for the Rjcoister through the 
courtesy of President John M. Thomas and Professor Charles B. Wright of Middle- 
bury College: 

[Front] "Hon. GAMALIEL PAINTER, was bom at New Haven Con. May 22, 
1743; He removed to Middlebury, 1773; A died May 21, 1819; JEt, 76. He was a 
patriot of the Revolution; — faithful in civil office, A amiable in private life; — distin- 
guished for decision, enteiprise, A public spirit." 

UHghi-hand side] "ABIGAIL, his first wife, died April 21. 1790. JEU 40. VIC- 
TORIA, his second wife, died June 9, 1806, JEt. 46. URSULA, his third wife, died 
F^b 28 1824 ^t 77 *' 

[L^/l-itand tide] "JOSEPH, his eldest son, died Oct. 10, 1804. ^t. 34. SAMUEL, 
his youngest son, was drowned June 28, 1797, ^t. 25. ABBY VICTORIA his only 
daughter, died Dec 9, 1818, ^t. 22.'* 

[Sack] " The PRESIDENT A FELLOWS of Middlebury CoUege erect this Monu- 
ment to the mamory of a distinguished Benefactor of the Institution.'* 



280 The Painter Family [July 

9. Lambbrton* Painter {Deliverance* Thomas,* Skubael? Thoma^)^ 
bom about 1740, removed in 1783 to Roxbury, Conn., and 
died suddenly at West Haven, Conn., 22 Dec. 1795. He 
married bis first cousin, Mabel Smith, bom about 1738, died 
26 Apr. 1808 (gravestone at Roxbury), daughter of Andrew 
and Mercy (Painter). 

In his will, dated 20 Dec. 1795 and proved 21 Jan. 1796 
(Woodbury Probate Records, vol. 9, p. 227), he devised to 
wife Mabel; to sons Thomas and Liman real estate; to two 
sons Samuel and Azadiak(?) £20, to be paid by sons Thomas 
and liman; **I have given to my son Deliverance Lamberton 
the farm I purchased of my brother John Sherman;" to 
daughters Freelove, Mabel, and Sarah (an error for Hannah) 
£90 between them, to be paid by their brothers Thomas and 
limon; ''daughters Abigal, Polly and Zillah have already 
reed at their time of there ^{arridg more than there Portion." 
The will is so poorly written that it is aknost illegible in places. 
Children: 

1. Thomas.* 

ii. Abigail. 

11. iii. Dbliverancb Lamberton, b. abt. 1764. 
iv. Amy, d. 17 Oct. 1793. 

v. Polly, b. abt. 1770; d. at Southbury, Conn., 29 Apr. 1856; m. 

21 F*. 1793 Bbthubl Treat, b. 1769, d. 30 Aug. 1856. 
vi. Zillah, m. 27 July 1794 Levi Down. 
vii. Freelove, m. 15 Jan. 1809 Timothy Castle of Wilmington, Vt. 

12. viii. Lyman, b. abt. 1774. 

ix. Mabel, b. abt. 1777; d. 7 June 1828 (gravestone at Roxbury, Conn.). 

z. . Hannah. 

zi. Samuel. 

Xii. AlADTAK (7 Asariah). 

10. Capt. Thomas* Painter (Joseph,^ Shubad,* Thomas,* Shubadj* 
Thomas^), born 24 Jan. 1760, resided at West Haven, Conn., 
and died 28 Oct. 1847. He married first, in 1783, Hannah 
Candee, bom 1761, died 19 Nov. 1830, daughter of Samuel 
and Lydia (Sherman); and secondly, Dec. 1831, Mrs. Euxa- 
BETH W. BuDDiNGTON of Hartford, Conn., who died 11 July 
1849, aged 76. In hb old age he wrote an interesting auto- 
biography, which was published in 1910 by Mrs. Lewis Cleph- 
ane. He served for six months in the Revolution in the 
New York campaign of 1776, and later served at sea on the 
privateer sloop PoUy. Taken captive, he was imprisoned on 
the prison ship Good Hope in New York Harbor. From this 
he escaped by swimming, and after much privation reached 
the Jersey shore in safety. He continued to serve at sea 
through the greater part of the war, until he was ag^n cap- 
tured and immured in the prison ship Old Jersey. He was 
paroled, and the close of the war made his release permanent. 
In 1784 he was placed in command of the sloop Nancy, and 
for several years thereafter followed the sea. He afterwards 
engaged in the grocery and dry goods business, and was able 
in 1829 to retire from active pursuits. 



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1914] The Painter Family 281 

Children by first wife: 

i. AnosunV b. 8 Aug. 1784; d. 1860; m. Ret. Samubl Rich. 

ii. JosBFH, b. 21 Mar. 1787; d. 3 Jan. 1788 (gravestone at West Haven). 

iii. JosBPH AuExis. b. 16 Apr. 1789; d. 12 June 1793 (i5.). 

iv. Ctnthia, b. 20 Aug. 1791; d. at West Haven 28 Apr. 1880; m. 
15 May 1815 SmsoN Colunb of Westfield, Mass., b. at Guilford, 
Conn., 18 Nov. 1786, d. at Washington, D. C, 14 Dec. 1866. 

13. V. Alexis, b. 24 Nov. 1794. 

14. vi. Samxtel, b. 7 Apr. 1797. 

vii. SiDNET. b. 3 Oct. 1799; d. at West Haven 8 June 1873. In his will, 
dated 28 Aug. 1868 and proved 14 June 1873, he named his nephew 
Henry W. Fainter and the hitter's sons Sidney and Harry, and 
referred to the watch which his brother Samuel left him (New 
Haven Probate Records, vol. 134, p. 165). 

viii. Amelia, b. 26 Feb. 1802; d. 14 Jan. 1803 (gravestone at West 
Haven). 

iz. Lucius, b. 21 May 1804; d. 18 Sept. 1813 (i&.). 

11. Capt. Dblxverance Lamberton* Painter {LawhertoUy^ De- 

liverance,^ Thomas,* Shvbael,* Thomas^), bom about 1764, 
resided at Roxbury, C!onn., and died 6 Sept. 1841 (gravestone 
at Boxbury). He married^ 13 Jan. 1802, Urania Hinb, bom 
11 Feb. 1772, died 23 Jan. 1829 (gravestone at Roxbury). 
His six children were baptized at Roxbury 27 Feb. 1816. 

In his will, dated 26 July 1838 and proved 11 Oct. 1841, he 
named his son Walter, his oldest son Henry N., and his two 
daughters, Julia Benedict and Thalaia Mitchell (Woodbury 
Probate Records, vol. 19, p. 99), 
Children: 

i. JuuA Maioa,' m. 1830 Benjamin B. Bbnsdict of Patteraon, N. Y. 

ii. Henrt Noblb, b. 14 Oct. 1806; d. $.p. 7 July 1879; m. 13 Nov. 1838 
Catharine Smith, who d. at Washington, Conn., 15 May 1873. 

iii. Thalia McMahon, m. Mitchell. 

iv. WiLUAM, d. young. 

v. Walter, removed to Lewiston, 111. 

vi. Maria, d. young. 

12. Lyman* Paintbr {LawherUmf Deliverance,^ Thomas,* Shvbael,* 

Thomas^), bom about 1774, died 11 Sept. 1843 (gravestone at 
• Roxbury, C!onn.). He married, 9 May 1820, Flora Hukd, 
bom about 1785, died 10 Apr. 1850 (gravestone at Roxbury). 
On 27 Mar. 1828 his sister Mabel conveyed land to Flora, 
wife of liman Painter, reservmg to herself for life and also to 
Emila, daughter of Lyman Painter, for fifteen years the use of 
the same (Roxbury Deeds, vol. 7, p. 106). 

ChUd: 
L Emilt M.,' m. 17 Nov. 1847 Harmon B. Eastman of Roxbury, 
state senator and judge of probate, b. 17 July 1807. 

13. Alexis^ Painter {Thomas,^ Joseph,* Shvbael,^ Thomas,* jSAu- 

bad,* Thomas^), bom at West Haven, Conn., 24 Nov. 1794, 
died there 14 Oct. 1867. He married at New Milford, Conn., 
23 Apr. 1826, Thalia Maria McMahon, bom at New Mil- 
ford, Conn., died at North Haven, Conn., 1889, daughter of 
Dea. Dobson W. and Thalia (Hine). 

Children: 
i Sarah M.,« b. 15 Jan. 1827; d. 1889; m. Rbv. Wiluam T. Rbtnoldb. 



282 The Painter Family [July 

iL Thomas Alexis, b. 15 May 1829; d. at Sag Harbor, N. Y.» 1881; 

m. 19 Apr. 1856 Adslaids Elizabeth Lockwood, b. in New York 

City 13 July 1834. Children: 1. Lauiae Lockutood* b. 19 Jan. 1857. 

2. Thanuu Alexia, b. 14 Aug. 1859. 3. Henry Wheder, b. 26 Feb. 

1861; d. 15 Mar. 1861. 4. Addaide EUtabeih, b. 9 Aug. 1863. 

5. Florence McMahan, b. 12 Apr. 1873. 
m. Dr. Hsnbt Wheeler, b. 30 Apr. 1831; d. at West Haven 16 Jan. 

1908: m. Abbdb KrrcHiNa: lived at North Haven. Childrea: 

1. Thalia AbigaU^ m. Frank Nason. 2. Sidn^, m. 1 July 1880 

Fannie C. Widler. Their son Hugh^ removed to Arkansas. 3. 

Dr. Henry McMahan, of New York City, m. Caroline Stevens; 

two sons, Sidney," and Thomas. 4. Robert, m. Grace ; 

no ] 



iv. Julia McMahon, b. 1 Sept. 1833; m. 18 Sept. 1854 David W. 

Bartlett of West Haven. 
V. Elizabeth, b. 27 Mar. 1836: d. 17 July 1836. 
vi. Elizabeth P., b. 12 Nov. 1837; d. 1901; m. W. H. W Campbell 

of Norwich, Conn.; no issue. 
viL Edward Wright, b. 25 Oct. 1843; d. 21 May 1845. 

14. Samuel^ Paintbb {Thomas,^ Joseph,* Shubad,^ Thomas,* Shu^ 
bad,* Thomas^), bom at West Haven, Conn., 7 Apr. 1797, 
lived in New York City, and died 27 Jan. 1845. He married 
Hannah Mabia Whitb. 

Chad: 
1. Mart,* m. Charlbb Mat. 

UNPLACED LINES 

The first Thomas Painter may have had other sons besides those 
given on p. 273; and it is believed that the two following unplaced 
lines belong to this family: 

(1) WiLLiAif Painteb* married in Boston, 28 May 1691, Mabt 
Mbssenoer. 

Child: 
L Qracb, b. 18 Dec. 1601. 

(2) John Painter was of Wallingford, Conn., in 1738, removed 
about 1755 to Waterbury, Conn., and died 27 July 1796. He married, 
27 Mar. 1738, Deborah Welcher, who died 26 Mar. 1794. 

Children, the first five bom at Wallingford, the sixth at 
Middletown, Conn., and the rest at Waterbury: 
i. JoHANNAH, b. 31 Jan. 1738/9. 

ii. Sarah, b. 2 Apr. 1741; m. 8 Apr. 1762 Bskjaion Wiluams. 
iii. John, b. 29 May 1743; d. young, 
iv. Edward, b. 5 Oct. 1745. 

V. SiTBANNA. b. 12 Aug. 1748; m. 25 Sept. 1771 Abbl Fobd. 
vi. EuNiCB, D. 16 Mar. 1752; m. Nathan Woodward. 
vii. Lot, b. 9 Feb. 1755; d. 21 Feb. 1757. 
▼iii. EuzABE'ra, b. 7 Sq>t. 1757. 
iz. Thomas Wklcher, b. 25 Sept. 1760; d. 27 Mar. 1817; m. 28 Mar. 

1784 LuciNA Dunbar, b. 1769, d. 4 July 1854. Childr^i: I. 

Chester, b. 19 Nov. 1787. 2. Sarah, b. 22 Oct. 1789. 3. Lvnno. 

4. WHliam. 5. Chloe, b. 16 Jan. 1796. 6. Biward, 7. Laur€. 

8. Edward, b. 1803. 

* Another William Painter, a eea captain of Chariettown, Bfaos.. died 28 Aug. 1666. 
leaving a wife Elisabeth. 



1914] The PairOer Family 283 

X. John, of Watertown, Conn., b. 25 Deo. 1763; m. 13 Aug. 1786 
Sally Watrous. Children: 1. BeUey, b. 19 Sept. 1787. 2. 
Roety, b. 11 Feb. 1789. Probably others. 

NOTES ON THE LAMBERTON FAMILY 

Capt. Gborgb^ Lamberton, one of the merchant gentlemen who 
founded the Colony of New Haven, came from London. He is 
called of the parish of St. Mary's Whitechapel when, on 6 Jan. 
1628/9, he married Mabgabet Lbwen (Registeb, vol. 61, p. 189). 
Some account of him and of his family is given in The Converse 
Family, 1905, vol. 2, pp. 681 d aeq. He was lost in 1646 on board 
the ''great ship" he commanded, whose fate is the theme of Long* 
fellow's poem, "The Phantom Ship." In the following year his 
widow, Margaret, married Deputy-Governor Stephen Goodyear. 

Erroneous statements have been made concerning his family, one 
being that Mary, first wife of Lieut.-Gov. James Bishop, was his 
daughter. This error is based on a passage from the trial of Mrs. God- 
man for witchcraft in 1653, which states that Mrs. Godman "hath 
much inquired upon the time of M™ Bishops delivery of her children, 
and would speake of it so M'^ Goodyeare and her daughters marveled 
how she could know, and Hannah Lamberton one time told her 
mother that M™ Godman kept her sisters count." It is evident that 
the Mrs. Bishop of the record was sister either of Hannah Lamberton 
or of her mother, Margaret (Lewen) (Lamberton) Goodyear, but she 
may have been Patience, ^nfe of Henry Bishop (brother of James), 
instead of Mary, wife of James. At all events, it is certain that 
Mary Bishop was not a daughter of George Lamberton, as she left, 
surviving issue who did not share in the Lamberton estate. 

On 20 Oct. 1658 "M» Goodyeare & her children by Mr. Lamber- 
ton p'senting themselves before the coiui;, she desired that y* 
Portions w^ remaine vnpaid dew to the children, might be set out 
y y* Court, vpon which p'position it was demanded of Willm Trow- 
bridge, y* husband to Elizabeth Lamberton, what he had received 
of M' (joodyeare. . • . Hannah & Hope Lamberton, being at age, 
were appointed to receive their portions, w** they desired might be 
delivered to their mother. . . • Deliverance, who is to have a double 
portion, & Mercy, Desire, and Obedience, chose their mother for 
their guardian." 

Children: 
L EuzABETH^s b. abt. 1632; d. 1716; m. (1) 17 Got. 1654 Danik. 
Sellivant; m. (2) 9 Mar. 1656/7 Wiluam Trowbrtogb of West 
Haven, bapt. at Exeter, Devonshire. Eng.^ 3 S^t. 1633, d. Nov. 
1688. (For descendants, vide The TSrowbndge Genealoi^.) 
ii. Hannah, b. abt. 1634; m. (1) Samuel Wellb of WethersfidTd, Conn., 
who d. 15 July 1675; m. (2) Capt. John Alltn of Hartford, 
Conn. 

ill. Hope, b. abt. 1636; d. between 1698 and 1704; m. (1) 

Herbert; m. (2) Wiluam Cheney of Middletown. Conn., who 
d. in 1705. In his will of 17 Sept. 1704 William Cheeny named 
"my Bon-in-law John Williams and my dauKhter-in-law Abigail, 
his wife;" ''John Clark, deed., my son-in-law;" and Cheenv, 
Ambrose, and Emiice, the three diildr^i of said John Clark. 
Chiki by first husband: 1. AbiifoU, m. (1) abt. 1688 John Clark of 
West Havoi and Middletown, b. 23 Jan. 1664/5, d. 1702; m. (2) 



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ZfAoi Williams of Middletown, who d. 6 May 1735. Abigail had 
isBue by her first husband: 1. Anna, b. 5 Nov. 1690; oT before 
1704. 2. John, b. 12 Apr. 1693; d. before 1704. 3. Ambrose, 
b. 25 Mar. 1696; d. 1764; had issue. 4. Cheney, b. 8 Oct. 



d. 4 Dec. 1764; had issue. 5. Eunice, b. 27 Aug. 1700; d. 1743; 

m. (1) 3 May 1722 Samuel Roberts, who d. 17 Dec. 1724; m. (2) 

Sept. 1726 Edward Jackson. 
It. Dbliverancb, the only son, b. abt. 1638; d. a.p.; apparently of tee 

in 1659 (New Haven Proprietors' Recwds, vol. 2, i>. 288); last 

appeared in 1662, when he presented in court the inventory of 

Edward Daniel (New Haven Probate Rec(Hxis, vol. 1, p. 109). 
y. Mercy, bapt. at New Haven 17 Jan. 1640/1; a. before 1677; m. 

Shubaei^ Painter of Newport, R. I. {Vide supra, 2.) 
vi. Desire, bapt. 14 Mar. 1642/3; m. Aug. 1669 Lieut. Thomas 

" 3 Ju" 



Cooper, Jr., of Sprinfl^eld, Mass., b. 3 July 1646, d. 1722. At a 
court held in Springfield in 1679, after the death of Desire's father* 
in-law, Lieut. Thomas Cooper, her husband, as the only surviv- 
ing son, presented a ]>etition for the distribution of his father's 
estate; and it appeared by a letter of his father to Mrs. Goodyear 
before his son's marriage with her daughter that he did signify to 
encourage her, he did not question but that he should make his 
portion worth about £100. 
vii. Obedience, bapt. 9 Feb. 1644/5: d. 29 Mar. 1734 (gravestone at 
West Haven); m. 13 Jan. 1675/6 Lieut. Samuel Smith, b. 4 Dec. 
1661, d. 18 Sept. 1726. 

The Descent of the Lamberton Farm 

The correctness of the account gjven above of George Lamberton's family 
is proved by a series of deeds which dispose of the several portions of the 
Lamberton farm. This large estate of over 260 acres was, after Mrs. Good- 
year's death, divided between the six Lamberton girls. As there are some 
complexities, abstracts of these deeds are Kiven, most of which are sdf* 
explanatory, and all of which are from the New Haven Land Records: 

[Vol. 1, p. 52] ''I Shuball Painter of Newport in Rhode Island have sold 
unto my Brother in law William Trowbridge of New Haven all my rights 
title and interest which I have in a farm at New Haven on which the said 
William Trowbridge now liveth." Dated 4 May 1677. 

[Vol. 1, p. 281] " I William Trowbridge have received this bill of my Brother 
in law Shuball Painter which said Shuball I own to be my act and deed upon 
consideration that we the above written, cannot agree about the price and 
pay I the said William do declare this bill of sale to be invaluable . . . and 
what record hath been made upon this bill or any other shall be revoked." 
Dated 8 June 16S5; recorded 20 July 1685 at the desire of Samuel Smith. 

[Vol. 1, p. 281] Shuball Painter of Newport, R. I., conveys to Samuel 
Smith of New Haven "all my right, interest and title, that I now stand 
possessed of, or hereafter may lawfully accrue or descend to me ... in the 
lands of Captain George Lamberton deceased.'' Dated 9 July 1685. 

[Vol. 1, p. 203] Thomas Cooper and Desyer his wife of Springfield, Maas., 
convey to Samuell Smith of New Haven "a full sixth part from the estate 
of George Lamberton deceased." Dated 30 Oct. 1685. 

[Vol. 1, p. 349] "Mr. George Lamberton's farm situate on the west ade 
of New Haven luu'bor ... is divided unto Captain John Ailing, Mr. WiUiam 
Trowbridge, Samuell Smith and Mrs. Hope Harbett ... by virtue of their 
mutual desire and agreement.'' Dated 22 Mar. 1685/6. 

[Vol. 1, p. 367] John and Hannah All3ni of Hartford convey to Thomas 
Trowbridge, son of William Trowbridge of New Haven, "the hill sixth part 
of Mr. George Lambertons land that does descend to the said Hannah AUeo 



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as her portion in Mr. George Lamberton's lands. . . laid out or not laid 
out." Dated 15 Dec. 1687. 

[Vol. 1, p. 635] Samuell Smith of New Haven conveys to William Johnson, 
senior, with the consent of Thomas Trowbridge, Junior, and of Mr. William 
Cheney of Middletown in the right of his wife Hope Cheney, the daughter 
of Mr. Lamberton some time of New Haven deceased, land "sold by Mrs. 
Goodyear our mother deceased, to said Johnson." Dated 20 Feb. 1692/3. 

[Vol. 1, p. 564] Mr. William Cheny, husbandman, with Hope his wife, 
dwelling in Middletown, conveys to William Willmot, shoemaker, } acre. 
Dated 27 Sept. 1692. John Clark, now resident at Middletown, with 
Abigaile his wife, the eldest daughter and only surviving child of the above 
mentioned Mrs. Hope Cheny, relinquishes all right. Dated 1 Nov. 1692. 

[Vol. 1, p. 760] William Cheney of Middletown, with the consent of Hope 
"my present" wife, conveys to Thomas Painter of New Haven about 40 
acres, "formerly Mr. Lambertons." Dated 26 May 1698. 

[Vol. Ij p. 816] John Clark of Middletown and Abigaill Clark, his wife, 
enter their caution against any further record of the lands belonging to their 
mother, Hope Cheny, formerly Hope Lamberton, .which did formerly be- 
long unto Mr. George Lamberton, lying within the precincts of New Haven, 
they being the proper heirs of said land. Dated 23 May 1700. 

[Vol. 10, p. 398] John Williams and Abigail his wife, Ambros Clark, Cheny 
Clark, Edward Jackson and Eunice his wife, all of Middletown, convey to 
Samuel Smith of West Haven all right to Mr. George Lamberton's third 
division lot in New Haven, descendingto them from the estate of Mr. George 
Lamberton, excepting the farm at West Haven sold to Thomas Painter. 
Dated 27 Feb. 1728/9. 

[Vol. 4, p. 290] Elizabeth Trowbridge, widow, daughter of George Lam- 
berton, deceased, conveys to grandson Caleb Mallary i of the land laid out 
to Mrs. Goodyear, widow to Mr. George Lambdrton, deceased. Dated 
19 May 1714. 

[Vol. 12, p. 184] Jeremiah Mott and Margaret Mott of Wallin^ord, for 
£100, convey to George Clinton of New Haven "all our Right Title and 
Intrest in the Estate of Geo|^e Lamberton of New Haven aforesd deed: 
being one fourth part of sixth part of all sd Lambertons Lands in sd New 
Haven whether divided or not yet divided." Dated 29 Sept. 1743. 

From the Proprietors' Records (vol. 4, p. 137) we learn that the following 
claims to "half division" land were recorded 3 Apr. 1704: "Thom> Trow- 
bridge at ye West side } of M' Lambertons 1"* purchase Right. Thom» 
panter i of Mr Lambertons 1*^ purchase Right. L* Sam^i Smith f of M' 
Lambertons 1 purchase Right." It is difficult to imderstand how, after 
Shubael Painter had sold all his rights to Samuel Smith, his son Thomas 
Painter could have inherited Lamberton land; but it is certain that he did. 
both from the record given above and from the fact that he later sold land 
which he inherited from his mother. Also the Margaret Mott who appears 
in the deed quoted above must have inherited her share of the Lamberton 
lands from the Painters, as all the other branches of the family are thoroughly 
accounted for. We have presented the facts, and must be content to leave 
this and other perplexities in abeyance. 



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RECORDS OF THE GREENFIELD HILL CHURCH, 
FAIRFIELD, CONN. 

From a copt in the possbsszon of thk Connboticut Soczbtt of Colokull Daubs 



Communicated by Mist Mabt Kingsbubt Taloott of Hartford, Coon. 



Dates of the Day 
of the month, 
and year wn 
Persons Re- 
newdCov* 

Mar. 3: 1694/5 
Dec: 3. 1699 — 
Dec: 17. 1699 — 
1706/7 
Jun: 1:1707 
May. 22, 1709 
July 15. 1711 
feb 1: 1713/14 
Jun. 2: 1717- 
Aug»t 4. 1717 
Dec: 15. 1717 
feb. 9. 1717/18 
May 25 1718 
April 5. 1719 
Jun 7. 1719 
Nov 22 1719 
May 22 1720 
Jun 5 1720 
July 10 
1720 

feb. 26. 1720 
Oct 1. 1722 
Nov. 18. 1722 
July 14 1723: 
Jun 5. 1723 
oct. 1. 1724 
Mar. 14. 1724 
Jun 13 1725 
Dec. 5. 1725 



[Continued from page 177) 
Part II 



Paget 

Numbers 



Containing the Date and Names of Those Per- 
sons that have Renewed Covenant These that 
follow were taken from the Rev<* M' Webbs 
accounts 

John Hide Renewed Covenant 

Sarah wife of Fransis Bradley Renew** Cov* 

Hannah Malery Renew^ Cov* 

Joseph Wheeler Renew<* Cov* 

M' Daniel Burr Renew** Cov* 

Margaret wife of Sam" Thorpt Renew<* Cov* 

Moses Ward Renewed Covenant 

Ruth wife of Benj™ Banks Renew^Cov* 

Abigail wife of William Hill Renew** Cov* 

Elizebeth wife of Benj™ Gilbard Ren<* Cov* 

Sam** Whitlock Renew^ Covenant 

Nathaniel and Elezebeth Hull Renew** Covenant 

Daniel and Hannah Buckley Renew** Covenant 

Mary Wife of Lemuel Price Renew^ Cov* 

Joseph & Hannah osbiun Renew** Cov* 

Sam** son of Sam** Lyon Renew** Covenant 

Fransis & Mary Bradley Renew** Cov* 

Mary Wife of Thomas Hill Renew** Cov* 

Dorathy Wife of David William Renew^ Cov , and David 

Williams her Husband Entred Into Cov* and was 

baptized on s** Day 
Theophilus and Sarah Hull Renew^ Covenant 
Moses & Hannah Dimon Renew^ Covenant 
John & Jemimah Gilburd Renewed Covenant 
Sarah Wife of Josiah Gilburd Renew** Cov* 
Peter & Abigail Burr Renewed Cov* 
Eleazer & Eunice Smith Renew** Coven* 
Eleazer & Abigail Sturgis Renew^ Cov* 
Samuel & Sarah Bradley Renew** Cov* 
Benj™ & Eleoner Sherwood Renew** Cov* 



Those Now f oUowg ware since my settlement In the Ministry 

June 5 Hannah Th(»p 

1726 Mary Thorp 

Elizebeth Thorp 

Sarah Malory 
Jun: 19 Mary Malery 

1726 Rebeccah Wife of Benj™ Will" 



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Govt 
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June 26 1726: 
July 24: 1726 

Aug: 14: 1726 

Sep: 11. 1726. 
Dec: 18. 1726. 
June 4. 1727. 

Jun 18 1727 

July 3: 1727 

May. 13. 1728. 

Aug: 3 1728 

Aug"* 14. 1729. 

Aug; 1730 

Jun 31 Itsic]. 1730 

July. 29 1731. 
Nov. 14. 1731 
Dec: 19.1731: 

Mar. 5. 1731/2 

Mar: 11. 1731/2 

May: 14. 1732 
July 9. 1732. 
Jun: 1732 
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July 1733 

Oc: 7. 1733 
Jun 1734 

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Martha Hull Renewed Covenant 
Eleoner Hull Renewed Covenant 
James Lyon Renewed Covenant 
Sarah Smith Renewed Cov* 

Sarah I ^^*^®y Renewed Covenant 
John Hull Renew'<* Covenant 
Hannah Wife of Joseph Burr Ren<* Cov* 
John Smith Jun' Renew** Cov* 

O^e^ * I Bradley Renewed Covenant 
Mary wife of Will™ Williams Renew** Cov* 

l^cth ) ^*^ ^^^^ Covenant 
Experience Wife of Joseph Barlow Ren<* Cov* 

ffis W^e I ^*"^^^ Renewed Covenant 

Mary wife of John Ogdon Renew** Cov* 

: Q^^^^ ] Renewed Covenant 

Jonathan Morehouse Jun' Renewed Covenant 
Robert Lord Jun' Renew** Covenant 
, Rachel wife of Robert Lord Jun' Ren<* Covenant 

ESrb ] ^^**^y ^^^^^"^ Covenant 
2^^ ^ } Banks Renew** Covenant 

Abffi* 1 ^^ Renew** Covenant 

the Wife of John Grey Renew** Cov* 

sS^"^ * ) Hull R^new** Cov* 

John Jennings Renew** Covenant 

EuSce° [ ^y^^ Renewed Covenant 

BenjB' Wilham Entred Into Covenant and was 

Baptized 
the Wife of Daniel Buckley Renew Covenant 
Eunice Wife of William Stuart Renew** Cov* 

££^ 1 ^»^ J^'^*'^ co^«^* 

Sarah wife of Lemuel Price R^new*' Covenant 
Sarah wife of Thomas Banks Renewed Covenant 

AbS* 1 Wteeler Renew<« Covenant 
I^J^* I Thorp, Jun' Renew<« Covenant 
Johanna Banks Renew, d Covenant 
S^ * j Malery Renew«i Covenant 

Widdow Aoigail Crane Entred Into Covenant and 

was Baptized 
Abigtul Wife to benjamin Davis Ren<' Cov* 



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^^J^^ I Bradley Renewal Covenant 

jiih }G<xJfree Renews Covenant 

S£^ * } Wheeler Renew<i Covenant 

Sarah Wife to Gershom Bradley Renew<* Cov* 
Gerahom Bradley ReneVd Covenant 

^^ * I ThOTp Renew'd Covenant 
Jacob A J Grey Jun' Renewd Covenant 



Smith Renewed Covenant 



Naomi 

SamutdA 

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his^^^ Thorp Renew<* Covenant. 

Sa^ I ^^™^^y Renewed Covenant 

Dorathy Wife to Robert Mills Renew<* Covenant 

G^^&JThorpRenew.^ Covenant. 

David Banks Renew^ Covenant 

Jabes Burr Entred into Cov^ and was Baptized 

Eiizebeth wife of Jabes Burr Renew^' CoA^enant 

SS^ * I Wheeler Renewed Cov* 

Moses Gilburd 
Dan" Buckley Jun' 
Thaddeus Gilburd 
Sarah Jennings 
Deborah Winton 
Eiizebeth Hubbel 
Nathan Bradley 
John Banks 



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Feb 17: 1739/40: 
Mar: 2: 1739/40 

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Mar. 9. 1739/40. 
Mar: 16: 1740 

April 13. 1740 
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Andrew Winton 
Eiizebeth Bradley: l«t 
Eiizebeth Bradley 2^ 



Renew** Covenant 



Jane Dimon 

Abigail Gilburd 

Sarah Gilburd 

John Whitney Renew** Covenant 

Mary & 1 Squire Entred Into Cov* & 

Sarah J was Baptiz d 

Deborah Rowland | Renewed 

Rebeccah Lvon J Covenant 

Sarah Whitlock ) 

Ama Nautropp > Renewed Covenant 

Anna Nautropp j 

Thaddeus William Renew** Covenant 

Abigail wife of Sam** Sherwood Jun' Ren** Cov* 

Olive wife of Sam** Smith Renew** Cov* 



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Jan 16. 1742/3 

feb 12. 1737/8 

Jim. 11. 1738. 
Oct. 17. 1742 
Jan 2 1742/3 
March 1742/3 

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Nathaniel Down ] 

Ebenezer Bradley Renewed 

Nathan Bears Covenant 

David Williams Jim' 

Sarah Williams ) 

Sarah Chauncey > Renew,<i Covenant 

Rachel Davis ) 

MwY I ^^"™ Renewal Covenant 
Nehemiah Banks Renew<^ Covenant. 



Part II 
The Names and Dates of such as have Renewal Cov^ 

gSSS^Srr' )««--'<» Covenant • 

The Wif e of John french made satisfaction and Renew<^ 
Covenant. 

^"^^ to^ * 1 R«°«'«J Covenant 
Waiiam Ra^oJ & j ^, ^^^^^ 

Nathan Osbum Renewed Cov* 
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Dyer Wheeler 

and his Wife / Renewed Cov* 
Joseph Middlebrook Jun' Renew^ Covenant 
Jane Middlebrook Renew^ Covenant 
Adult Negroes that have been Baptized 
Anne my Negro Servant Baptiz d 
Jenne Negro Servant to Deacon Hide Baptized 
Molly negro Servant to Joseph Hull Baptized 
Sambo Negro Slave to M^ Wakeman Baptized 
Jack Negro Slave to Capt Dimon Baptized 
Dinah Negro Slave to Dan^^ Bradly Baptized 
Hager Negro S\ave to Peter Bradley Baptized 
Ned Negro Slave to Deacon Hyde Baptized 

ffifl?s^^)^-w<iCov. 



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Adult Persons who have Entred into Cov* and been Baptized 
settlement 

BenjA Banks sen' Entred into Cov* A Baptiz d 

John Thorp Sen' 

Jacob Grey Sen' 

Sam" Thorp Sen' 

NathBGrey) 

Sarah Grey > Entred into Cov* and Baptise d 

John Grey ) ' 

James Davis Entred into Cov* and Baptisd 

Joseph Davis 

Timothy Burr 

Mary Rowland 

Elisebeth Rofriand 



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1726 



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Aug^ 15. 1726. Eebeccah Jones Entred into Cov^ & Baptized 

S. SamU and 1 Squire 

John \ Entred into Cov^ and Baptized 

March 2 Mary & \ Squire 

1740/1 Sa]:ah J Entred into Cov« k Baptiz d. 

Nov 25 1744 Sarah Dimon Renew** Gov* 

March 3 Joseph & ] 

1744/6 Lois J 

M^* ^^ J^M^ 1 Gorham Renew<» Gov* 

April 27 Moses & 

1745 Mary 

June 9. 1745 Naomi Wife to David Thorp R: 

Aug"* 11. 1745 David Oalds Renew Gov* 

1745/6 J^^ ^3^ I Restored to priviledges 

1 746 ^ M^* ) ^^ ^^^^^ Govenant 
Januaryll.1746/7 Martha Wife to Andrew Winton R. G. 



> Gilburd Renew** Gov* 

Gorham Renew** Gov* 

Wakeman Renew** Gov* 

Gov* 



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April 41 
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Blackman 



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Renew** 
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Elizebeth his Wife 

Stephen Hull & 

Elizebeth his Wife 

Ebenezer & 

Sarah 

Peter & \ i 

Abigail J^ 

Ebenezer Thorp Renew Govenant 

Mary his wife, Bap<* & Entred into Gov* 

5^^^ * I ohnstead Renew** Gov* at Stamford 

M^* 1 '^^^^ Renew** Gov* 
E^e^lTtorp Renew** Gov* 

Mary Banks Renew** Gov* 
Sylvanus Morehouse Ren** Gov* 

Part II 
Daniel Winton Renew** Govenant 

Richard Wescoat Entred into Gov* & Bapt<* 

^^* j Goodfldl Renew« Cov* 

Benoni Gilburd Renew** Gov* 
Anne his Wife Renew** Gov* at M' Roberts Gh old 
Fairfield 

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Augr* 18 John Stratten and 1 p^^^ rwt 217 

1761 Grace his wife |I^»^^Cov* 218 

Elnathanand ( p^ff^„ w^^drv^t 219 

Patience } ^"^^ ^^"^ ^^* 220 

Oct' John Bradley Jun' lu^^dn^t 221 

1761 and his Wife Abigail / ^^ ^"^ 222 
Jan ly Sam^ Bradley Jun' 1 j.^. p^ . 223 

1762 and his Wife Sarah j"®^ ^^ 224 
Jabe« Hull Jiin' 1 ^^^^ n^^t 226 
and his Wife Grace l^'^'^^^ 226 
DanO Bradley Jun' ) 227 

Mar: 8 OMver Whitlock & SRen<iCoTt 228 

his Wife Unice ) 229 

17CQ Jonathan Roberson f j>^^a p,^„* 230 

^^^ and his Wife |Ren<iCov* 231 

1763 Peter oebum & his wife R: Ck)Y« 232 

1763 Reuben Solomon & his wife Ren<i Cov« 233 

1764 Susan wife to Tho* Bedient R. Ck)v 234 

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1766 his wife JRenew<iCov* 260 

Nov' Thomas Goodsel ) ^^^^ rv.^* 251 

1766 Miriam his wife jR^^^Co^* 262 

1764 Sarah Wife to Elnathan Bradley 263 

William Wakeman ) p^^j p. * 264 

and his Wife jR«n<»Cov* 266 

The Names of those admitted to renew Covenant by Seth Pomeroy Pastor 

Jan^ 1. 1768 Reuben Bradley and Eaizabeth his Wife Ren<iCov« 267 

16 Gershom Wakeman & Elizabeth his Wife Resiew<i Cov^ 269 

July 16 Rachel Smith renewed Covenant 268 
Oct' 16. Thaddeus Jennings and Lavinia his Wife renewed 

Covenant 270 
Feb' 4^ 1769 David Murwin and Hannah his Wife renewed Cove- 
nant • 272 
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Dec' 16 
Jannr 13. i7eo 
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2 August 

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1762 

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4July 

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John Hubbel & Eleanor his Wife renewed CoveiiAQt 274 

Eimice Perry renew'd Covenant 275 

James Bedfield renew'd Covenant 276 

Nathan Bears renewed Covenant 277 

Nimrod Negro Servant to Cap^ Dimon own'd Cov^ 280 

John Hull & Eleanor his Wife renewed Covenant 282 

(Thaddeus Banks ) 

< Damaris Bradley & Srenew d Cov^ 28S 

K Hannah Gorham ) 

(Daniel Hull & Betty his Wife )««.^™^ rw,t <Ka 

(Jonathan Dimon & Hannah WsWifej'^^'^^'*^ ^ 

Joseph Sherwood & Hester his Wife renew d Cov* 291 

KrBS*|«-wedCav» »3 

Eliphalet Thorp renewed Covenant 294 

David Price & Bebeckah his Wife renewed Covenant 296 

John Thorp own'd y« Covenant 297 

Jedediah Hull & Mary his Wife renew'd Cov* 299 

Isaac Sturges & Rhode his Wife renewed Covenant 301 

Samuel Murwin Jun' & Eunice his Wife renewed Gov* 903 

Anne 2<* Wife of Jn^ Drew renewed Gov* 301 

Greenfield Chh Records 

Aaron Gold and Rebecca his Wife renew'd Covenant 306 

Stephen Thorp & Sarah his Wife renew'd Covenant 308 

Lucretia Crane renew'd Covenant 309 

! Moses Burr and Abigail his Wife ) „^^„^, « n^^^^^^*^ 01 « 

Reuel Thorp & Esther his Wife {renewed Covenant 313 

Sarah Wife of Peter Osbum renewed Coven* 314 

Daniel Banks & Hannah his Wife renewed Covenant 316 

Seth Grey & Sarah his wife renewed Covenant 318 

Silas Hufi & Huldah his wife renewed Covenant 320 

Chaimcy Down renewed Covenant 321 

Ebenezer NicoU's & Sarah his Wife renewed Covenant 323 

George Burr & Mabel his wife renewed Covenant 325 
Elnathan Bradl^ & Hannah his wife renewed 

Covenant 327 
Ebenezer & Abigail Price renewed Covenant 

fJohn Ogdon entred into Covenant & baptized 328 

Enos Bradley & Mary his Wife renewed Covenant 330 

Abigail Alvord renew^ Covenant 331 

Jehiel Sherwood & Sarah his Wife renewed Covenant 333 

Moses Ogden & Molley his Wife renewed Covenant 335 
Abigail the wife of Cornelius Stratten of Huntingdon 

on Long-island renewed Covenant 336 
Ephraim Bradley & Damaris his wife renewed 

Covenant 338 

Seth Lyon & Mary his wife renewed Covenant 340 
Ebenezer Wakeman ft Elizabeth his wife renewed 

Covenant 342 

Nathan Perry & Eleanor his wife renewed Covenant 348 
Ebenezer ffiU & Mabel his wife renewed Covenant 
Seth Sherwood and Ruhamah his wife renewed 

Covenant 351 



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293 



17 August 1766 

12*J> October 
30**» November 
28**» December 
%^ March 1767. 

6*»» April 



Part lid 
Samuel Whitney Jun' and Marianna his wife re- 
newed Covenant 
Mary wife of Joseph Rumsey renewed Covenant 
Peter Sturges & Aiine his w&e renewed Covenant 
Samuel Goodsel & Phebe his wife renewed Covenant 
Silas Whitney k Esther his wife renewed Covenant 
John Mills k Jerusha his wife 



Daniel Wheeler k Eleanor his wife 



renewed Covenant 



14**> February 1768 Epaphras Goodsell k Jane his Wife renewed Covenant 
3 April Nehemiah Grey k Sarah his Wife renewed Covenant 

Doct' Daniel Wiggins k his wife renewed Covenant 
12 Feb^y 1769 Gilbert Hunt renewed Covenant 
23 April John Banks Jun' k Mary his wife renewed Covenant 

o T„i,, Epaphras Wakeman k Eunice his Wife J ^„^^^ j n^^r^r^<.r.¥ 

^ ^"^y David Nichols k Hannah his Wife j ^^^^^^ Covenant 

10 Sept' 1769 Rhode 2<* wife of Increase Burr renewed Covenant 
22 April 1770 David Sherwood k Abigail his wife renewed Covenant 

The Names of those admitted to renew their Cov* by WM Tennent Pastor 

Numb. 

12 July 1772. Eunice Bradley wife of Elisha renewed covenant 1 

C Abigail Davis renewed cov* 2 

2 august < Eleazer Sherwood k Mary his wife renewed cov^ 4 

( Silvanus Middlebrook k Jeruishah his wife renewed cov* 6 

f Benjamin Banks k Sarah his wife renewed cov* 8 

16 aug^ < Benjamin Smith k Martha his wife renewed cov^ 10 

V James Goodsell k Esther his wife renewed Cov* 12 

30 aug* Jehiel Thorp k Eleanor his wife renewed Cov* 14 

Sep' 20 David Rodgers (Doctor) renewed Cov* 15 

Joseph Thorp k Hannah his wife renewed Cov* 17 

Octo' 18**> Seth Price k Mary his wife renewed Cov* 19 

10 Jany-1773. Thaddeus Wakeman k Esther his wife renewed Cov* 21 

1773 Part 11^ 

Feby Esther Buckingham renewed Cov* 22 

8-Feby- Mary Sherwood renewed Cov* 23 

Jabez Gorham k Molly his wife renewed Cov* 25 

25 Ap' Hezekiah Price & Eunice his wife renewed Cov* 27 

17. Oc' Daniel Rowland & his wife renewed Cov* 29 
5. Dec' Eliphalet Wakeman k Catharine his wife renewed 

Cov* 31. 

19**> Ohver Middlebrook & Mary his wife renewed cov* 33. 

1774. 27. march Belah Alvord k Sarah his wfe renewed cov* 35 
29. May- Rebeckah Whitney wife of Sam* Whitney Jun' re- 
newed cov* 36 

10. July- Moses Hill k Esther his wife renewed cov* 38. 

Justus Bradley k Mabel his wife "^ 

6*^ Nov' Abel Bradley & his wife > renewed Cov* 43. 

Dorothy Bradley wife of Seth ) 

4. Dec' Tho" Wheeler k Elizabeth his wife renewed cov* 45. 

1775. 8. Jan.y John Alvord k Sarah his wife renewed cov* 47. 
19. Feby Gershom Banks Jun' k Ruth his wife renewed cov* 49. 
9. April- Dan* Squire — renewed cov* 50. 
\x^^ oo Ichobad Burr k his wife ) ^^^„,^ r^/^^rt ka 
^y- 22. p^^^ ^^^^^ ^ g^^ ^^ wife r^®^^ ^^^* ^ 

July 16. Peter Banks k Elizabeth his wife renewed Cov* 56 



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[July 



1776. 

Feby-18«» 

March 3<* 
24t»> 
31»* 

May. 5^ 

1777. June 8**» 

July 6 



Peter Wakeman & Sarah his wife renewed cov* 62 

Gershom Bulkly k Am^a his wife renewed cov* 64 

Tumey Bulkley & Esther his wife renewed cov* 66 

Esther Williams (wife of David) renewed cov' ) gg 
Nathan Bradley & Amelia his wife renewed cov*) 

Gershom Thorp Jun' & Sarah his wife renewed Gov* 71 

Daniel Price &, Hannah his wife ) ,^^«_^ j r«^,rt •7k 

Joseph Banks & Esther his wife j ^^^^^^ C°^* ^^ 

Part Il'^d 

Dec' 21«* Elizabeth Stiu-ges (wife of Moses) renewed Gov* 76 

1778 11**» Jany David Downs & Mary his wife renewed Gov* 78 

8 Feby David Goodsell & Ann his wife renewed Gov* 80 

16^ Sarah Bradley (wife of Eliphalet) renewed Gov* 81 

Aug* 23** Alexander Wickes & Abigail his wife renewed Gov* 83 

Sep' 6*^ Moses Hull & Sarah his wife renewed cov* 85 

1779. Feby 28 Stephen Straten & his wife renewed cov* 87 
March 7*^ Phebe Bradley (wife to Peter) owned Govenant & w» 

baptized 88 

21»* Peter Bradley renewed Gov* 89 

28**" David Price Jun' & Rachel his wife renewed Gov* 91 

July 18. Peter Smith renewed cov* 92 

October. Joseph Winton & Mary his wife renewed cov* 94 

Jany 9*^ 1780. Hezekiah Bradley Jun' & Lydia his wife renewed cov* 96 

Nehemiah Banks Jun' & Sarah his wife renewed cov* 98 

March 5. Moses Banks <& Abigail his wife renewed Gov* 100 

27**» Sam* Straten & Grace his wife renewed Gov* 102 

Ap* 2^ Isaac Bradley & his wife renewed Gov* 104 

June 4**" Abigail Alvord renewed Gov* 106 

Aug* 14 Hanah Leverick renewed Gov* 106 

Sep 24*»> 1780. Sam* Smith & his wife renewed Gov* 108. 

1781. Ephraim Osbum & Mary his wife ) ,^„^^^ «^-,t 1 1 o 

Jany 21. Joseph Banks & Ellen his wife J ^enewea cov iiz 

March 18**» Esther Mitchel — renewed Gov* 113 

Nov' 4**» Abijah Murwin & Ruth his wife renewed Gov* 114 

May. 25**> 1783. Peter Bankes and his wife renewed Gov* 

Gershom Wakeman and his Wife by M' Elet 118 
James Goodsell the Second Bom Aug^ 24. 1749 Baptized Aug* 27. 1749 
John GoodseU Jun' Bom April 14 1730 Bapt<* April 19: 1730 
Sarah Wife to John Goodsell Bom mar- 1730 Baptized in Infancy 
Their Ghildren 
Sarah Goodsell Bom Sep' 1749. Bapt<* Oct' 15. 1749 
Mary Goodsell Bom July 1751. Bapt^ July 21 1751 

[11* 
Part III 

Gontaining the Time of Births and of Baptisms: 
John Goodsell Bom Dec: 21: 1706. and Baptized In Infancy. 
Mary, my Wife Bom May 18: 1706 and Baptized In Infancy: our 
Ghildrcoi 

Hannah, Daughter to John and Mary Goodsell Bom Aug* 9 
1726, and Baptized Aug* 15 1726. 

* This and the following figures in brackets in the centre refer to the pages of Part 
III. The second and the following pages of Part III have, in addition to the heading 
"Part III," the title ** Births and Baptisms" or "Births Baptisms," but these head- 
ings and titles have been omitted in printing. 



1914] * Greenfield Hill Church Records 295 

Mary Daughter to John and Mary Goodsell Bora Nov' 29 1727 

and Baptiz. dec: 3: 1727 
John Son to John and Mary Goodsell Bora Apil 14 1730: Baptized 

April 19 1730 
Thomas son to John and Mary Goodsell Bora Dec: 4. 1731. 

Baptiz'd Dec: 12 1731 
Sarah Daughter to John and Mary Goodsell Bora Mar: 4 1734/5. 

Baptized Mar: 4. 1734/5 
Epaphras son to John and Mary Goodsell Bora Jan: 13. 1735/6. 

Baptized Jan: 18. 1735/6 
Abigail Daughter to John and Mary Goodsell Bora January 8. 

1737/8. Baptiz d Jan: 15. 1737/8 
Huldah Daughter to John and Mary Goodsell Bora April 4. 1740: 

Baptized April 6 1740. 
Epaphras Goodsel Bora monday about Brake a Day in the 

morning may 23: 1742: Baptiz d May 29. 1742 
Lewis I Goodsell Bora oct' 23 1744: about four hours after mid- 
Phebe S night: Bapt<* Oct. 23: 1744. 

Samuel Goodsell Bora June 29 1746. Baptized June 29. 1746 
James Goodsell Born July 19. 1748. Baptized in Infancy. 

2 Fransis Bradley Bom may 29 1699 Baptized Dec 3. 1699 

Mary Wife to Fransis Bradley Born Aug«* 8. 1699 Bapt:<* Their 
Children 

Mary Daughter to Fransis & Mary Bradley Bora Sep*" 13. 1719. 

Baptized, may 20. 1720 
Elizebeth Bradley Bom Aug^ 30. 1721. Baptized 
Ebenezer Bradley Bora Oct' 5. 1723. Baptized Dec' 1. 1723 
Eleoner Bradley Bora Oct. 7. 1725. Baptized Dec 26. 1725. 
Fransis Bradley Born Jan: 11. 1727/8 Baptiz d Jan: 28. 1727/8 
Ehiathan Bradley Bom Jann^: 21. 1729/0 Baptized Jan 24: 

1729/0 
Jeane Bradley Bora April 21 1733 Baptized April 22: 1733 

[2] 
Hester Bradly Bora Sep^ 2. 1735 Baptized Sep' 7: 1735 
Abigail Bradley Bora May 20 1737 Baptized May 21 : 1737. 
Nehemiah Bradley Bora may 20 1737 Baptiz d May 21. 1737 
Mary Bradley Bora Baptized in Infancy 

3 Samuel Thorp Jun' Bora Baptized Dec' 16. 1711. 

Hannah Wife to Sam" Thorp Jun' Bora feb^ 2 1713/4 Baptized In 
Infancy 
Their Children 
Lucretia Daugh' of Sam" and Hannah Thorp Bora Aug"* 3 : 1735: 

Baptized Aug^ 10. 1735. 
Lois Thorp Bom feb. 27: 1736/7 Baptized, 1737 
Ruel Thorp Bom Nov 2. 1738 and Baptized Nov 5. 1738 
Johanna Thorp Bora Aprl 6. 1740 and Baptized the Same Day 
Jehiel Thorp Bora April 1745 Baptized April 21. 1745 
Samuel Thorp Bora may 8. 1747: Bapt<» May 10. 1747 
Elisha Thorp Bom June 1749 Bapt^ June 25. 1749 
Nehemiah Thorp Bom Sep' 1751 Bapt<i Sep' 29 1750/1 [sic] 
4. Samuel Bradley Bom September 29: 1701 Baptized oct' 26 1701 
Sarah wife to Sam" Bradley Bora Jan's": 18: 1705/6 Baptized March 16. 
1706 
The Children of Sam" and Sarah Bradley 
Sarah Bradley Bora November 27 : 1726 Baptized Dec' 26. 1726 
Mabel Bradley Bora May 1 : 1729 Baptized May 11. 1729 



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Samuel Bradley Bom January 4 1733/4 Baptized Jen'y 13. 

1733/4. 
Hezekiah Bradley Bom July 28. 1735 Baptized Aug«« 3. 1735 
Huldah Bradly Bom January 22 1740/1 Baptized Jan 29. 
1740/1 
Sarah Reed Daugh' to M' John and Sarah Reed Baptiz<^ Jannr n 1752. 

[31 
5. John Bradly Jun' Born: Nov: 1705 Baptized Dec' 30. 1705 
Sarah Wife of John Bradly Bom: feb. 12: 1705/6 Baptized. 

Hannah Daughter of John & Sarah Bradley Bom Oct' 14: 1726 — 

Baptized oct. W^ 1726 
Lois Bradly Bom Jime 25. 1729. Baptized July 18. 1729 
John Bradley Bom April 14. 1731 Baptized May 15. 1731 
Reuben Bradley Bom January 17: 1732/3 Baptized feb. 18. 

172/3 [do] 
Seth Bradley Bom April 5 1735. Baptized may 4. 1735 
Miriam Bradley Bom feb: 5. 1736/7. Baptized March 6. 1736/7 
Enos Bradley Bom September. 14. 1739. Baptized Oct 14: 1739 
Lockwood Bradley Bom may: 19 1742. Baptized may 23 1742 
Ephraim Bradley Bom Dec' 10. 1744. Baptiz^ Dec' 16. 1744 
Moses Bradly Born Dec: 3 : 1746. Baptiz^ Dec' 7. 1746. 
Abel Bradley Bom Aug"* 10: 1750: Bapt<* Aug"* 12. 1750 
^ 6. Peter Bradley Bom Baptized Dec 17. 1710 

Damaris Wife to Peter Bradley Bom Sep' 1714. Baptized in Infancy 
The Children of Peter and Damaris Bradley. 
Hannah Bradley Bom: Oct' 6: 1736 Baptized oct' 10. 1736 
Grace Bradley Bom March 31 1738 Baptized April 2: 1738 
Griswell Bradley Born October 22 : 1739 Baptized Nov : 25. 1739 
Aaron Bradley Bom September 20. 1741 Baptized Sep' 20 1741 
Ru-ami Bradley Bom June 25 1743. Baptized Jime 26 1743 
Jane Bradley Bom March 22 : 1744/5 Baptiz<i March 24. 1744/ 5 
Damaris Bradley Bom Dec' 17 : 1746 Bapt<» Dec' 21. 1746 
Peter Bradly Bom Nov. 1748 Baptiz^ Nov' 20. 1748 
William Bradley Bom Aug"* 2. 1750 Bapt^ Aug"* 26. 1750 

(41 
7. Gershom Bradley Bora Baptized Dec' 7: 1712 

Sarah first wife to Gershom Bradly Bom Baptized feb. 20. 

1725/6 
Elizabeth Second Wife to Gershom Bradley Bom Baptized June 

28 1719 

Sarah Daug' to Gershom and Elizebeth Bradley Bora 
Baptized Mar. 24. 1739 
Jane third wife to Gershom Bradley Bom Baptized oct. 17. 1722 

Children of Gershom and Jane Bradley 
Gershom Bradley Bom Baptized Nov. 1742 

Sarah Bradley Bora Baptiz^ Jany 13: 1744/5 

Gershom Bradley Bora Bapt. in Infancy 

Jane Bradly Bora may 22: 1747 Bapd May 24. 1747 
Jonathan Bradley Bora March 23. 1748/9 Baptized March 26. 

1749. 
Dimon Bradley Bora 1752 Bap<* in Infancy 
Andrew Bradley Bora 1754 Bapt^ Mar<* 31 : 1754 
By his fourth wife Deborah 
Deborah bora & baptized 1757. 



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20^ Nov 1766 MoUey Burr was baptiaed about 2 days old. 

Died 9^ Dec' 1766 
27 March 1768 Gershom was baptized in infancy 

8. John Bradley Bom Baptized Sep' 21 : 1701 
Martha wife to John Bradley Bom 

[61 

9. Joseph Bradley Bom Baptized Sep' 17. 1701 

Olive wife to Joseph Bradley Bom Baptized feb. 15. 1707 

The Children of Joseph and Olive Bradley. 
Thaddeus Bradley Bom Baptized Jun 18. 1727 

Onesimus Bradley Bom Baptized July 20. 1730 

Eunice Bradley Bom Baptized march 18. 1732/3 

Ruth Bradley Bom Baptized may 11. 1735 

Daugh' to Joseph Bradley Baptized June 15. 1740 
Joseph Bradly Bom 1746 Bapt<i Feb'y 15. 1746/7 
Benjn* Bradley Bom Bapt<* May 9 1749 

10. Daniel Bradley Bom Baptized Jun 11. 1704 

Hester wife to Dan^ Bradly Bom Baptized Jan'y 31. 1702/3 

Children of Dan" and Hester Bradley 
Abigail Bradley Bom Baptized 

Jabez Bradley Bom Baptized feb 26. 1726 

Daniel Bradley Born Baptized may 25 1729 

Hester Bradley Bom Baptized in Infancy 

Stephen Bradley Bom Baptized in Infancy 

Phillip Bradley Bom Baptized April 9. 1738 

Elizabeth Bradley Bom Baptized in Infancy 

Children Mary his second wife 
Ru-amah Bradley Bom Bapt^ Aug^ 4. 1745 

[61 
David Bradley Bom Baptized in Infancy 

Dameris Wife of David Bradley Bom Baptized Sept' 5. 1714 

Their Children 
Eimice Daughter of David and Damaris Bradley Bom 

Baptized mar<* 18 1731/2 
Justus Bradley Bom mar Baptized march 24: 1734/5 
Olive Bradley Bom Baptized Sep' 24 1738 

Bradly Bom Baptized 1740 

Bradley Bom Baptized 1742/3 

11 Joseph Bradley Jun' Bom Baptized Apil 8 1711 

Jerusha Wife to Joseph Bradley Bom Baptized 

Their Children 
Mary Bradley Bom June 21 1733. Baptizd in mfancy. 
Jerusha Bradley Bom. Baptized Dec' 1 : 1734 

Increase Bradley Bom May 29. 1736 Baptized June 6. 1736 
Jerusha Bradley Bom: April 19. 1739 Baptized April 22. 1739. 
Elisha Bradly Bom May 20 1745 Baptiz'd May 26, 1745 
Children by his second wife Mary, who was bom Baptized 

Mar<* 2: 1739/40 

Anne Bradley Bom Jan'x 11. 1747/8 Baptiz^ Jan^ 13: 1747/8 
Naomi Bradley Bom Nov' 22: 1749: Bapd No' 22 1749 
Ruth Bradley Bom July 17: 1751: Bapt^ July 21 1751 
Mabel Bradley Bom Bapt<i June 10 1753 

Jan' 7. 1759 Joseph was baptized in Infancy N^ 40 
April 1761 Charity was baptized bom 14^ instant 



298 Qreenfield HiU Church Records [July 

m 

Joseph ofibum bom Baptized 

Hannah Wife to Joseph osbum Bom Baptized 

Their Children 

Elizebeth Bom . Baptized Jun 28. 1719. 

Nathan Osbum Bom . Baptized feb: 5. 1720/1. 

Hannah osbum Bom . Baptized June. 21. 1724. 

Sarah osburn Bom . Baptized May 5. 1726. 

Abigail osbum Bom . Bapt^ in Infancy. 

Olive osbum Bom . Baptiz<^ Sep' 7. 1729. 

Peter osbum Bom . Baptiz** May 23. 1731. 

12 David Williams Bom May: 1696 Entred into Gov* and Baptized 

July 10. 1720 
Dorothy wife to David Williams Bom Aug>t 28. 1700. Baptised in 
Infancy. 
Their Children 
Sarah WiUiams Bom Aug«* 10. 1720 Baptized Sep' 11. 1720 
Thaddeus Will°« Bom: March 21. 1722 Baptized May 6. 1722 
David Williams Bom March: 14. 1724 Baptized in Infancy. 
Dorothy Williams Bom: March: 18 1726 Baptized may 5 1726 
Amos Williams Bom Jan'y: 21: 1728/9. Baptiz<i feb 18 1727/8 
Ehiathan Williams Bom Jan^y 23 : 1729/30. Bapt. feb 8 1729/30 
Ebenezer Will"" Born: oct' 11 1732. Bapt: Dec. 1732. 
Lois Williams Bom Sep' 8: 1734 Bapt Sept. 14. 1734 
Ezra Will"* Bom: Aug^^ 4: 1736 Bapt. Aug: 8. 1736. 
Eunice Will"* Bom: July: 19 1739 Bapt^ July 21. 1739. 
Mary Will°»» Bom Dec' 12 1741: Bapt<* in Infancy. 
Huldah Williams Bom Aug<^ 13 1744. Baptized Aug^ 15 1744. 
Bettee Williams Bom June 21 1746. Baptiz<i June 21. 1746. 

[81 
William Malory — Baptized 
Anna Wife to William Malory Baptized in Infancy 
Their Children 
Jonathan Malory Bom . Baptized Dec 17. 1699 

Sarah Daughter of William Malory Bom . Baptized 

July 11. 1708 
John Malory Bom . Baptized Dec 17. 1710. 

Anna Malory Bom . Baptized May 17: 1713. 

William Malory Bom . Baptized April 22. 1716. 

Peter Malory . Baptized Nov. 3. 1718. 

Ebenezer Malory . Baptiz<* May 14 1721. 

Lydia Malory Bom . Baptized oc' 27 1723. 

Deborah Malory Baptiz^ May 22 1726 

13 Mill John Smith Bom: mar<* 8: 1688 Bapt<* 

Elizebeth Wife to John Smith Bom Feb 11: 1693 Gov** and Baptiz* 
April 13. 1711 

Sam" Smith bom Jan'y 28: 1711/12 Bapt^feb. 8. 1711/12 
Elizebeth Smith Bom Aug^ 15. 1715. Bapt^ Oct' 2. 1715 
Daniel Smith Bom June 19: 1719 Bapt^^ July 19. 1719 
Jehiel Smith Bom Sep' 2: 1721 Bapt^ oct' 8. 1721 
Deborah Smith Bom march 10. 1724 Baptized may 24. 1724 
Joseph Smith Bom April 24. 1726 Bapt^ May 22. 1726 
Charity Smith Bom Sep' 1 : 1729. Bapt: Sept. 1. 1729 
5 John Smith Bom oct: 24 / .70. Bapt. oct' 25. 1731 
jNoahSmitiiBomoct24S Bapt** oc' 26. 1731 



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Grace Smith Born Dec : 11 : 1733 Bapt<i Dec 16. 1733 
John Smith Bom fob. 2. 1736/7 Baptized in Infancy 
Jehiel Smith Dyed about 21 years old^Upon his return from his 
Expedition to Cuba 

[9] 
Eliphelet Hull Bom Baptized mar. 30. 1701 

Sarah Wife to Eliphelet Hull Bom feb. 27. 1704 Baptized 
Their Children 
Miriam Hull Bora Decemb' 20 1724. Baptized in Infancy 
Sarah Hull Bom may 10. 1726 Baptiz<*may 29. 1726 
Seth Hull Bom: feb 23 1728/9 Baptiz^ mar: 18. 1728/9 
Ruth Hull Bora: mar: 27 1730 Baptiz<* April. 5. 1730 
John Hull Bom: mar: 28 1732 Bapt<* April. 9. 1732 
Dan" Hull Bom may 16. 1734 Bapt<i may 18 1734 
Mary Hull Bom. Mar: 28 1736 Bapt<i April 18. 1736 

14 Benjamin Bank Bom Nov' 1681. Covenanted and Baptiz d Jim 5. 1726. 
Ruth Wife to Benj™ Banks Bom may 18, 1683. Baptiz d in Infancy 

Their Children 
Benj°» Banks Bom: Aug^ 8: 1706. Bapt** feb 7, 1713/4. 
Thomas Banks Bom: Nov' 13: 1707 Bapt^feb. 7, 1713/4. 
Gershom Banks Bom: May: 1: 1712. Bap* feb. 7, 1713/4. 
Johana Banks Bom: feb: 28: 1714/5 Bap* April 10, 1715. 
John Banks, Bom: Nov' 7: 1717: Bapt^Mar. 2; 1717/8 
Mary Banks Bom mar<* 18: 1721/2 Bapt<* Apiil 29: 1722 
John Banks Bom Sep' 8. 1710: Died about four years old 
Nehemiah Banks Bom April 27: 1720. Died in Infancy 
David Banks Bom April 22. 1718. Baptiz<i May 25 1718 Married to 
Widdow Sarah Hull 

Their Children 
Eliphalet Banks Bom July 25. 1740 Baptiz<* Aug* 4. 1740 

[101 

15 John Thorp Bom Entred into Cov* and Bapt<^ Jun 5. 1726 
Mary Wife to John Thorp Bom Baptiz d. 

Their Children 

John Thorp Bom. 8. Deem. 1701. Bapt<* feb 1. 1701/2 

Hannah Thorp Bora: 30: Oct: 1703. Bapt^ Dec: 5 1703 

Mary Thorp Bom: 17 : feb. 1705/6. Bapt^ Mar. 24. 1706 

EUzebeth Thorp Bom: 11: Jun: 1708. Bapt** July 11. 1708 

Eunice Thorp Bom: 18 mar. 1710. Bapt^may 14. 1710 

Sarah Thorp Bom 27. Jan'y: 1711/2, Baptiz<« mar. 9 1711/2. 

Nathan Thorp Bom 1 Dec: 1714. Bapt<i Jan'y 23 1714/5. 

Naomi Thorp Bora 18: Jany 1717/8. Baptiz<* Mar. 16. 1717/8, 

Ebenezer Thorp Bom 15: July: 1720. Baptiz<*Sep' 11. 1720. 

Peter Thorp Bom. 6 feb. 1723. Bapt^ April 14. 1723. 
Jacob Grey Bom • Entred into Cov* ft Baptiz<^ June. 5. 1726. 
Hanah Wife to Jacob Grey — Bapt<> 

Hannah Grey Bom Cov^ and baptized April 1. 1722. 

Nath" Grey Bom . Covtd & Bapt^ Jun 12. 1726. 

Sarah Grey Bom . Cov* & Bapt^ June 12. 1726. 

John Grey Bom • Cov* & Bapt^ Jun. 12. 1726. 

James Grey Bom • Bapt: June 12. 1726. 

Jacob Grey Bom • Bap: June 12. 1726. 

Rebecca Grey Bom . Bapt. June 12. 1726. 

Eunice Grey Bom • Bapt. June 12. 1726. 

Mary Grey Bom . Bapt** March 16. 1728/9. 



300 Notes [July 

16. Sam" Thorp Bom . Bapt & Cov^ Jun. 6. 1726. 

Margaret Wife to SamW Thorp Bom . Entred into Gov* & Bapt^ 

feb. 24. 1694/5 

Abimil Thorp Bom . bapt<* may 22 1709. 

Sana" Thorp Bom . Bapt^ Dec' 16. 1711. 

David Thorp Bom . Bapt<* July-4- 1714. 

Gerehom Thorp Bom . Bapt^ Dec: 1. 1718.. 

Anne Thorp Bom . Baptiz^ Jun 11 1721. 

Jemimah Thorp Bom . Bapt: Jun 31 [sic]. 1724/5. 

[To be continued] 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

By John Albrbb, Recording Secretary 

Boston, MasaachuseUs, 1 April 1914. A stated meeting of the Societjr was held 
in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 p.m., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the March meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, Historian, and Council were accepted. 

Ten resident members were elected by ballot. 

On motion of John Albree it was 

VoUdj That a committee of five be appointed by the President to prepare a 
draft of revised by-laws for the Society, to be submitted at a future meeting. 

President Baxter appointed as memb^ of this committee Charles Sidney EiiBign 
(Chairman), Waldo Lincoln, John Carroll Chase, James Parker Parmenter, and 
William Prescott Greenlaw. 

George Pierce Baker, Professor of Dramatic Literature at Harvard Umversity, 
spoke on The Drama and American History, tracing the development of the 
American drunatic taste as shown in the plays that have appearecf from time to 
time, such as "A Prince of Parthia," the first American play, remarkable for its 
dullness; ''The Conquest of Canada,'' given but twice in 1773; "Indoctum Par- 
Uamentum," an earlv drama of social life; ''Marmion," which, though adi^)ted 
by an American, yet had to be advertised as a London success to obtain pofniluity : 
the Indian plays once popular; and the many later plays which have an historical 
setting but in which the lessons of history are overshadowed by the interesting 
experiences of yoimg lovers. To-day, according to the speaker, we are iust 
beginning to see what can be done on the stage with the portrayal of human life, 
and the result will be an ideal of larger citizenship and of better government. 

President Baxter spoke of the enthusiasm that used to be aroused when Forrest 
and Proctor recited Uieir lines in the oki plays. 



NOTES 

It having oome to the attention of this Society that oertain 
ffenealoffists and publishers have used the name of the Society 
m connection 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 any 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, however, 
that although the Society has no official representative in Eng- 
land the Committee is employing Miss French for a part of her 



1914] Notes 301 

time aa a searcher of records there along special lines for the 
benefit of the Rboistbb. 

Parbntaqb op Archibald Spragus of Nswbxtrtport, Mass. — Archibald 
Sprague, called "of Providence, R. I.." in his intention of marriage, married at 
NewDuryport, Mass., 4 July 1813, Sarah, daughter of William and Martha 
(Nowell) Short and widow of Henry Sullivan Peny. Their son, Rufus William 
8pragu& was bom 15 Nov. 1820, and Rufus William Sprague, Jr., son of this 
Rufus William Sprague, was bom 29 Aug. 1849. 

Archibald Sprague died of yellow fever, at Mobile, Ala., in 1840; but before 
his death he gave orally to his son, Rufus William Sprague, an account of himself, 
stating; that he was the son of Rufus and Rosannah Sprague of Johnston, R. I.; 
that his father died when he was three years old, leavmg a large family; that a 
guardisA was appointed for him, who bound him as an apprentice to a man in 
Providence: that this man treated him badl^, and he ran away when ten years 
old. shipped as a cabin boy and became a sailor, and swore that he would never 
go back to Providence; and that he never did go back to that place. This story 
was repeated by Rufus WilUam Sprague in 1872 in a letter to his son, Rufus 
William Sprague, Jr., the latter having asked about his grandfather; and this 
ktter is still in existence. 

Rufus Sprague of Johnston, R. L. died about 1795, leaving a widow and four- 
teen childrai. In his will dated 2 Sept. 1794 and proved 26 Aug. 1795, he makes 
the following bequests: To daughter Judah 15 ^anish milled dollars. To six 
other daushtersj Diadamy, Sarah, Rosabellow, Roeanna, Anne, and Polly, £6 
aj^iece, to be paid by son Joseph to Diadamy, Sarah, Rosabellow, and Rosanna 
within a year after testator's decease and to Anne and Polly when they are 
ei^teen. To sons Welcome, Rufus, George, Pardon, and Ezekiel £3 each, to 
be paid to them by son Joseph, under whose care they are to remain until tney 
are sixteen years old, and testator orders son Joseph to bind them out to trades. 
To son Svlvester £60, to be paid to him at twenty-one, and he is to be under the 
eare of Joseph. Residue of lands and estate to son Joseph, saving that wife 
Rosannah m to have the use and improvement of the estate as long as she remains 
a widow. Executors: Dr. Harding Harris and son Joseph Sprague. 

The widow, Roscuinah (Striven) Sprague, was married soon afterwards to 
Samuel Kilton : but since the testator had made Joseph guardian of the other 
children, no otner guardian was appointed by the Court. 

In this will no son Archibald is mentioned. Since in a will in which the children 
are provided for so explicitly it is not hkely that one child would be omitted, 
it is evident that Arcmbald changed his name when he ran away; and it is there- 
fore necessary to identify him with one of the sons mentioned m the will. 

In 1803 Joseph Sprague died. In his will he mentions his brother Sylvester 
Sprague^ his son CharlM Sampson Sprague, his wife Sarah and her father 
Theophilus Blackmar (the latter is made executor), and also the legacies left by 
his father Rufus Sprague that are to be paid to the children who are still under 
age and have not yet received them. Theophilus Blackmar was appointed 
administrator of the rest of Rufus Sprague's estate, and the following arrange- 
ments i^ut guardians were made. George Sprague, son of Rufus Sprague of 
Johnston^ deceased, a minor over fourteen and under twenty-one, chose Benjamin 
Atwood tor his guardian, 12 Feb. 1803. Sylvester Sprague and Pardon Sprague, 
over fourteen and under twenty-one, chose, 12 Feb. 1803, Oliver Borden for their 
guardian; and later, 4 June 1803, th^ chose Ebenezer Sprague for their guardian. 
Benjamin Atwood was appointed, 12 Fdt>. 1803, guardian to PoUy Sprague and 
Ezekiel Sprague (the two children are named in this order), children of Rufus 
Sprague, late of Johnston, deceased, minors under fourteen. It appears, there- 
fore , that Esekiel Sprague was the only son for whom a guardian was appoirUedf 
and that all the otner sons were of an age that entitled them to change their 
guardians, tf they so desired, and thus in a measure to control their own destinies. 

The birth of only one of these children of Rufus Sprague is recorded, that of 
George, the entry having been made when he was twenty-four years old; but ' 
after a careful weighing (M all the evidence the following list of children and dates 
.seeros correct: 

1. Judah, b. abt. 1767; m. 30 Dee. 1787 James Hehne. 

ii. Joseph, b. abt. 1769; aged 21 by 1794; d. 1803; m. Sarah Blackmar. 



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iii. Diadamy, b. before 1776 and probably abt. 1771. 

iv. Sarah, b. before 1776 and probably abt. 1773. 

y. Rosabellow (probably twin), b. before 1776 and probably abt. 1775. 

vi. Roeanna (probably twin), b. before 1776 and probably abt. 1775. 

vii. Welcome, b. between 1778 and 1782 and probably abt. 1779; resided at 

Johnston, R. I.; d. 1842; m. (1) Nancy Tifft, who d. 1802, aged 19; 

m. (2) Ruth . 

yiii. Rufus, b. between 1778 and 1782 and probably abt. 1781; m. 2 June 

1805 Elizabeth Ruidall; removed to Warwick, R. I., and thence to 

Ohio, 
ix. Anne, b. between 1776 and 1785 and probably abt. 1783. 
X. Sylvester, b. between 1782 and 1789 and probably abt. 1785; d. 13 Jan. 

1821, in 36th year; m. 21 Oct. 1806 Evelina C. Gilmore; removed 

before 1815 to Providence, R. I. 
xi. George, b. 18 Aug. 1786; m. Lydia Latham, dau. of Laban; removed to 

Ashford, Conn, 
xii. Pardon, b. between 1782 and 1789 and probably abt. 1788; m. (1) Sophia 

Gorton; m. (2) Mary Meeker; removed before 1815 to Mananeld, 

Conn., and thence to Delaware, Ohio, 
xiii. Polly, b. between 1789 and 1794 and probably abt. 1790. 
xiv. Ezekiel, b. between 1789 and 1794 and probably abt. 1792. 
Ezekiel Sprague, the fourteenth child |;iven above, is not mentioned in the 
Providence (R. I.) records after the appomtment of his guardian in 1803; and 
there seems to be no doubt that it was he who ran away from Providence, changed 
his name to Archibald, married in Newburyport, and was the father of RiSus 
William Sprague and tne grandfather of Rufus William Sprague, Jr. 

4 Park Vale Avenue, AUston, Mass, Mary Loverinq Holman. 



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Standibh. — The unpublished deeds relating to Standish lands in Lancashire, 
England, which were mentioned on page 109 of the present volume of the Rboister. 
will be printed in the Register for October 1914, as part of an article entitled 
"Some Recent Investigations concerning the Ancestry of Capt. Myles Standish." 



Bacon. — Thomas Williams Baldwin, 41 Hawthorne Street, Cambridge, Mass., 
will publish in the course of 1914 a genealogical work on the familv of Michael 
Bacon, who was baptized at W^inston, England, 6 Dec. 1579 and died at Dedham, 
Mass., 18 Apr. 1648. 

Early Settlers of New Jersey. ;— Orra E. Monnette, 3101 Wilshire Boule- 
vard, Los Angeles, Cal.. is compiling^a genealogy covering the first two or three 
generations of the families of the early settlers of Piscataway, Woodbridge, and 
Elizabethtown, N. J., towns which were settled largelv by colonists from New 
England. Mr. Monnette asks for the cooperation of all who are able to furnish 
information about these families. 



Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own famiUes 
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 imder the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marnaf^e, residence, and death. All names should be given in fvU if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Briggs, — Clement, bom probably in London. England, about 1600. and other 
Briggs families, by Charles H. Briggs, 12-22 Old Colony Building, Minneapolifli 
Minn. 



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Fisher, — Eleazer, bom at Hartford, Conn., 1789, lived in Burlington, N. Y., 
died at Brighton, Lorain Co., Ohio, 29 Mar. 1871, by Frank W. Fisher, 3914 
South 7th Street, Tacoma, Wash. 

Franklin, — John Littleton, bom at Fairfax Court House, Fairfax Co., Va., 
1804, died at Howard Lake, Wright Co^ Minn., 6 Dec. 1888, son of an English 
immigrant to Virginia, by Frank W. Fisher, 3914 South 7th Street, Tacoma, 
Wash. 

Gray. — Capt. John, bom at Dover, N. H., 26 Mar. 1743, died at Embden, Me., 

25 Mar. (or Dec.) 1825, eldest son of George Gray of Dover, N. H., and Wiscasset, 
Me. (who was bom 1720 and died 25 Mar. 1755), and his wife Martha (James), 
by C. P. Stevens, 127} North Broadway, Shawnee, Okla. 

Merrill, — Judson, bom 1778, Uved in New York, died, probably in Lorain Co., 
Ohjp, 4 Dec. 1864, by Frank W. Fisher, 3914 South 7th Street, Tacoma, Wash. 

PhiUips, — William Bower, bom 1829, died at Marion, Iowa, 7 Aug. 1899, by 
Prank W. Fisher, 3914 South 7th Street, Tacoma, Wash. 

Snyder, — Harman, bom 28 Dec. 1790, died, probably in Pennsylvania, 

26 Nov. 1845, by Frank W. Fisher, 3914 South 7th Street, Tacoma, Wash. 

Steevens, — Col. Thomas, bom in Devonshire, England, about 1600, died, 
probably in London, after 1647, father of Thomas of Cnarlestown, Sudbury, and 
Stow, Mass^ of Cvprian of Chelsea, Lancaster, and Concord, Mass., and of 
Richard of Concord, Mass., all of whom came to Massachusetts 8Ji)0ut 1660, by 
C. P. Stevens, 127i North Broadway, Shawnee, Okla. 

Trecothic, — Mark, of Boston, 1724, mariner, bom probably in London, 
England, died, probably in Boston, about 1733-34, and Thomas, of Boston, 1707, 
mariner, bom probably in England, by Mrs. Lora A. W. Underbill, 16 Beals 
Street, Brookline, Mass. (Corrected notice.) 



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ATerell-ATerill-Ayerygenealogy. The Averell-Averill-Ayery family. A record 
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Shedd genealogy. Register of the Shedd Family Association. Vol.3. Second 
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Meana, Helen Colt, memoir. Helen Coit Means, a memorial of her life and 
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Thurber, Rev. Dr. Edward Gerrishi biography. Biographical sketch of the 
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Waters, Henry Fitz-Gilbert, memoir. Henry Fits-Gilbert Waters. By Robert 
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branches, together with the constitution of the Commonwealth and that of the 
United States, and a list of the executiye, l^islatiye, and judicial departments 
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information. By Henry D. Coolidge and James W. Kimball. Boston, Mass., 
Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1914. 13 + 689 p. il. pi. 16"* 

Yirginia. history. Vir;;inia under the Stuarts, 1607-1688. By Thomas J. 
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end of the year 1849. Salem, Mass., published by the Essex Institute, 1914. 
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Durham, N. H., history. History of the town of Durham, New Ebunpshire 
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Duriiam^ N. H., history. History of the town of Durham, New Hamsphire 
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Exeter, N. H., settlers. The Lincolnshire origin of some Exeter settlers. By 
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Gouldtown, N. T., history. Gouldtown, a yery remarkable settlement of 
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Caxnbridee Historical Society* Publications 7. proceedings, December 21, 
1911 -October 22, 1912. Cambridge, Mass., pubhshed by the Society, 1913. 
115 p. map pL 8" 

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William Abbatt, 1913. [1] -f 87 p. 4** 

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209 p. 4^ 

Magazine of History, extra number 28. Magazine of History with notes and 
queries, extra number, no. 28. (Comprising, — Narrative of a tour to ''Edena* 
bui^" III, [by] Walter Wilkey (1839) : Journal of the shipwreck and sufferinge 
of Daniel Foss (1809). Reprinted. New York, William Abbatt, 1914. 51 p. 
il. pi. 4" 

Magazine of History, extra number 29. Magazine of History with notes and 
queries, extra nimiber, no. 29. J. Wilkes Booth; or the national tragedy, [by] 
William A. Luby. Reprinted. New York, William Abbatt, 1914. 63 p. 4'' 

Massachusetts Daughters of the American Reyolution Founders' Society. 
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The Mattatuck Historical Socie^. Handbook, number one, 1877-1913. 
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New England Society in the City of New York. One hundred and eighth anni- 
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New Hampshire Historical Sodety. Manual of the New Hampshire Historical 
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October 29, 1913. By William Edward Fitch, M.D. 40 p. map 8"* 

Newport Historical Society. Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society. 
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THE 
NEW ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 
REGISTER 



OCTOBER, 1914 
WILLIAM SANFORD fflLI^ 

By Thomas Babnss Httcboocx, AJB., of Boston, Mass. 

William Sanford Hillb, a resident member of the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society from 1895 until 1913 and a life 
member since 1 Januaiy of the latter year, died at his home in 
Boston, Mass., 6 May 1914, in the eighty-eighth year of his age. 
He was bom at Belfast, Me^ 5 July 1826, ike eldest child of Joel and 
Abigail (Hawes) Hills. 

He was of Massachusetts stock throughout. Of some eighty an- 
cestors who have been identified and located, for seven generations 
back, all but seven lived at some time ux their lives in this State. 
He traced his paternal ancestry back through JoeV (his father), 
Samuel,* Jabez,^ Jabez,^ Samud,' and Joseph* to the immigrant 
Joseph^ Hills, who was baptized ux the parish of Great Burstead, co. 
Essex, England, 3 March 1602/3, the son of George Hilles, and came 
to New England as the "undertaker" of the voyage of the Su8(^ 
and Ellen, which arrived at Boston 17 July 1638. Joseph^ Hills 
settled first m Charlestown, but later moved to "Mystic Side" (now 
Maiden). He soon became active in public afiFairs, was selectman 
in 1644, and from 1646 to 1664 he represented this section in the 
General Ck)urt. His greatest public service was performed as the 
leading member of the committee that in 1648 reported to the Gen- 
eral Court the first codification of the laws of the Colony. He died 
at Newbuiy, Mass., 5 February 1687/8. Mr. Hills's grandfather, 
Samuel,* bom at Pawtucket, R. I., 14 Febmary 1760, was one of 
the earliest settlers in Union, Me., where he died 5 August 1829. 
His father, Joel,^ was bom at Union 20 April 1795, and was m busi- 
ness there for several years before he removed to Belfast in 1825. 
On 1 September of that year he married at Franklin, Mass., Abigail 
Hawes, who was bom at Franklin 6 April 1797 and died at Newton, 
Mass., 3 July 1884, the daughter of Levi* (Josiah,* Daniel,* Daniel,* 
Edward^) and Pamela (Clark) Hawes. A few years later the family 
removed to Bangor, Me., and finally, in 1847, to Boston, where Jod 
Hills died 25 September 1849. 

William Sanford HiUs attended the public schools in the lower 
grades at Bangor, was sent afterwards to Hampden Academy, Hamp- 
den, Me., and then to the nearby academy at Freedom, Me., and 
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308 . William Sanford HilU COct. 

still later attended the Bangor High School. At Freedom Academy 
he came mider the strong formative influence of the principal. Rev. 
George Field, a man of splendid personality and high ideals, who later 
gained recognition as a preacher of marked ability while serving as 
minister of the old Salem Street church in Boston. 

For a short time after leaving school Mr. Hills was a bookseller 
in Bangor, but at the age of twenty-one entered the employ of a 
Massachusetts firm engaged in the manufacture of scientific injstru- 
ments. He rose rapidly with this house, and was occupjring a po- 
sition of responsibility when in 1849 the death of his father, who 
owned a storage warehouse and a wholesale flour business in Boston, 
threw upon hmi and his brother Joel the conduct of this establish- 
ment. In 1855 he temporarily withdrew from the flour business 
and made the trip around the Horn to California in the clipper ship 
Staffordshire. He took with him the first sewing machine ever seen 
on the Pacific coast. After two years of business experience in 
California he rejoined his brother in the flour trade in Boston, in 
which he continued for nearly fifty years, until 1 January 1894. 
The house of Hills & Brother was one of the ninety-nine finns and 
individuals to sign in 1855 the original agreement forming the Boston 
Com Exchange, which was later merged in the Boston Chamber of 
Commerce; and it is an interesting fact that Thomas A. Edison, 
while working as a clerk in Hills & Brother's Boston store, perfected 
his device whjch made it possible to send more than one message at 
the same time over a telegraph wire. 

Before 1886 Mr. Hills began to have trouble with his eyes, and in 
1894 he became totally blind. His fondness for books and reading 
made this affliction — tragic enough in any case — doubly so in his. 
But the cheerfulness and optinusm of his character were in no wise 
abated during the remaining years of his life. 

He had always had an interest in the history of his family, and he 
now determined to compile the genealogy of the great number of 
families of his own name. On this task he spent ten years, and 
accomplished it by the aid of secretaries and an organization which 
he formed and which was called the "Hills Family Genealogiosd 
and Historical Association." During this period he was a frequent 
visitor to the Library of the New England Historic Genealogical 
Society, and he often said that his interest in genealogy prolonged 
his life. The results of all the efforts he set on foot were embodied 
in a volume of more than 700 pages, called "The Hills Family in 
America," which was published in 1906. The late Thomas Hills 
of South Boston was president of the Association and editor of the 
genealogy. 

Mr. Hills showed his great interest in the work of the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society in a practical manner by becoming 
one of the largest contributors to the fund for the erection of the 
Society's new building, and in recognition of his aid the Council 
named the consultation room adjoining the Library The Wiluau 
Sanford Hills Memorial Room, and the Society elected him as 
a member of the Council for the three years' term beginning in 1913. 

Mr. Hills had a deep interest m books, not only from the point of 
view of the collector, but as a true lover of literature. At one time 



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his library contained not only rare editions of standard authors but 
choice volumes that appeal peculiarly to the bibliophile, includii^ 
several Caxtons. 

In 1887 Mr. Hills and a few friends of similar tastes formed the 
club that three years later was incoiporated as The Club of Odd 
Volumes. He founded its library by presenting it with a large col- 
lection of works of considerable value, many of them unusual and 
highly prized. Though unable to take part in the affairs of the 
organization in later years, he was remembered with affection by the 
older members, and at the time of his death was one of five honorary 
members. 

In the years 1866 and 1867 he served on the Boston Common 
Council. He was a thirty-second degree Mason of Columbian Lodge, 
Boston, a member of the Bostonian Society, of the Society of Found- 
ers and Patriots of America, of the Boston Art Club, and of several 
other social and patriotic organizations. 

His favorite recreations were himting, fishing, and sailing. Blind- 
ness, of course, cut him off from the firat, but he continued to enjoy 
the others until but a short time before his death. 

Mr. Hills married in Boston, 26 December 1860, Cornelia Rod- 
man Darrow, who was bom at Edgartown, Mass., 12 July 1835, 
daughter of Charles Smith and Abigail Ferguson (Pease) Darrow. 
Mrs. Hills died in Boston several years before her husband, without 
children. 



BAPTISMS IN THE FIRST CHURCH 
AT DORCHESTER, MASS., 174&-1792 

Ck>mmunicated by Edoab Yates, A.B., of Boston, Mass. 
[Concluded from page 238] 



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1777 








Janyf 


5 


James Baker 


Dau' 




5 


John Tolman J' 


Son 




5 


Winter Bowsons 


Dau' 




12 


Timothy TUeston 


Dau' 


March 


23 


William Simmer 


Dau' 




30 


Daniel Oliver 


Dau' 




30 


Sam" Clap 


Son 


April 


6 


Richard Hall 


Dau' 




6 


Sam" Clerck 


Dau' 




13 




Dau' 




13 


Amos Kindel 


Son 




20 


William Munrow 


Dau' 




20 


John Munrow 


Dau' 




20 


John Moras 


Dau' 


May 


4 


Ichahod Wiswell 


Son 




11 


Samuel How J* 


Son 




18 


Joseph Haws 
Sam" Munrow 


Dau' 


June 


1 


Dau' 



Lydia Baker 
Stephen Tolman 
PoUy Adams Bowson 
Betse Tileston 
Elizabeth Sumner 
Mary Oliver 
Timothy Clap 
Polly HaU 
Polly Clerck 
Prissillah Holden 
John Kindel 
Betty Munrow 
Susy Bradley Munrow 
Polly Moras 
William Wiswell 
Joseph How 
Bet^ Haws , 
Rebekah Clerk Munrow 



310 



DcrdteOet Pirtt Chvreh Baptimu 



[Oct. 





16 


John Leeds 


Son 


John Leeds 




15 


Ale3cander Glover 


Son 
[56] 


Oliver Gknrer 


June 


15 


^^^ser Jones 


Dau' 


Maxy Jones 




6 


Jonathan Leeds 


Son 


James Leeds 




6 


Isaac Howe 


Son 


Isaac Howe 


JvHey 


20 


AronBird J* 


Son 


James Bird 


August 


11 


JohnGoff 


Son 


PhinehasGoff 




17 


JohnSpurr 


Dau' 


Polly Spurr 




24 


Jacob Bird 


Son 


John Bird 




81 


John Clap 


Son 


Nathaniel C]m> 




81 


Abraham Howe 


Dau' 


Patience Howe 


Sept' 


14 


Lemuel CliH[> 


Son 


-Stephen Clap 




14 


Sam" Leeds J' 


Son 


Elis Leeds 




28 


Ebeneser Wales 


Son 


William Davis Wales 




28 


Sam" White 


Son 


Ebeneser White 


Oct' 


12 


EsekielBird 


Son 


EzekielButi 




10 


Jeeseniah Thayer 


Dau' 


Mary Thayer 




10 




Son 


Jonathan Pierce 


Nove' 





Richard Fox 


Dau' 


Polly Bird Fox 







John Moris 


Son 






23 


John Humphrey 


Son 


John Humphrey 


Dec 


14 


Sam" Holden 


Son 
1571 


William Holden 


Dec' 


28 


Jacob Whitemore 


Dau' 


Nancy Whitemore 




28 


Seth Blake 


Son 


Seth Blake 


42 Hath Receiv'd B^tism this Year 1777 


1778 










Jany 


4 


Betae Pratt 


Son 


John Pratt 




25 


Preserved Baker 


Dau' 


Martha Baker 


Feby 


1 


Ebeneser Gbver 


Dau' 


Esther Glover 




15 


John Capen 
Desire Tohnan 


Son 


John Capen 




15 


Son 


Stephen Tohnan 


Mardi 


1 


Jonathan Blake 


Dau' 


Sarah Blake 




1 


Ebeneser Moeeley 


Son 


Phinehas Holden Moseley 




22 


D' SamU Adams 


Dau' 


Nabbe Adams 




22 


John Williams 


Dau' 


Polly Williams 


April 


5 


John Howe 


Son 


Joseph Howe 




t 


Samuel Coolige 


Son 


Elisha Coolige 




5 


Joseph Clap J' 


Son 






26 


Hopfistill Hall 


Dau' 


Hannah Hall 




26 


John Williams 


Son 




June 


5 


ElihuKilton 


Son 


ElihuKilton 




26 


OBsraClM> 


Son 


Jonas H C1m> 


Juliar 


12 


. John iEteoe J* 


Dau' Eunice Pierce 








[581 




Juley 


12 


Jerui^haBird 


Son 




August 


2 


James Baker 


Son 


Samuel Baker 




2 


Joseph Devemport 


Son 


Stephen Devemport 




30 


MattiasRise 


Dau' 


Elisabeth Foster Rice 


Sept^ 


27 




Dau' 


Lydia Triscott 




27 


Sam" Pierce 


Dau' 


Anne Pierce 




27 


William Holden 


Son 


Stephen HoHen 


Oct 


4 


Samuel Withington J' 


Son 


Samuel Withington 




25 


Ebeneser Cli4> J* 


Dau' 


Ann Clap 



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Dorehegter Fir A Church BapHmu 



311 



Nove' 


8 


Joe^h Lovel 


Son 


Joseph Lovel 




15 


Phinehas Holden 


Dau' 


Betsa Holden 


Dec^ 


6 


Sam^ Tofanan 


Dau' 


Patience Tohnan 




6 


Obediah Jonson 


Dau' 


Sally Jonson 




6 


IsaaoHowe 


Son 


SamU Howe 




6 


£zra Badlam 


Son 


George Washington Badlam 


32 Hath Reooiv'd Ba^ptiem this Year 1778 


1779 










Janyf 


3 


EzkidClap 


Son 


Stephen Cli4> 




10 


William Munrow 


Dau' 


Nabbe Munrow 




17 


Thomas Fillips 


Dau' 


Susannah Capen Fillips 




31 


Nathan Leeds 


Son 
[59] 
Son 


Nathaniel Leeds 


Feby' 


7 


Ebeneser Capen 


John Capen 


March 


7 


Lemuel Clap 


Son 


William Clap 




21 


Jonathan Holden 


Dau' 


Susannah Holden 


April 


4 


8amU Bdcher 


Dau' 


Joannah Belcher 


May 


2 


James Humphrey 


Son 


James Humphrey 




2 


Thomas Baker 


Son 


Thomas Baker 




16 


AronBird J' 


Son 


William Bird 




23 


Richard Hall 


Son 


Richard EbiU 




23 


Widow Mary Bradl^ Baptised Mary Bradl^ 






4: Her 


Dau' 


Susannah Bradley 


June 


6 


Esekiel Tohnan 


Son 


John Tolman 




20 


Jonas Tolman 


Son 


Joseph Tolman 




20 


George Vose 


Dau' 


PoUyVoee 




27 


Elijah Pope 


Dau' 


Sally loring Pope 




27 


George Minott 


Son 


John Minott 


Ju]^ 


11 


^Epraim Capen 


Dau' 


Sarah Capen 




18 


* Aim Robinson 


Son 


Colled Lemuel Adams 




31 


John White 


Son 


Lemuel White 




31 


Jonathan Leeds 


Dau' 


PoUy Leeds 




81 


Moses Blackman 


Dau' 


Polly Blackman 


August 


8 


TheRev<* 


Son 


Daniel Pierce 




15 


Moses Everet 


Son 
[601 
Dau' 


James Everet 


August 


15 


Ebeneser Wales 


Betsy Wales 




15 


Desire Tohnan 


Dau' 


Sally Tolman 




22 


Jacob Bird 


Dau' 


Sally Bird 


^ 


29 


8amU Blackman 


Dau' 


Aiom Blackman 


Sept« 


12 


Thomas Bird 


Dau' 


Mary Bird 




10 


Nathaniel Swift 


Son 


William Swift 




26 


John Spurr 


Dau' 


Sally Spurr 




26 


Edward Foster 


Dau' 


Polly Foster 


Ocf - 


10 


John Jones Spooner 


Dau& 


Hannah Jones Spooner 




10 


William Munrow 


Dau' 


Sucky Mimrow 




10 


John Humphrey 


Dau' 


Sally Humphrey 




10 


Jos^h Hunt 


Dau' 


Nabbe Hunt 




30 


Samuel Merefidd • 


Dau' 


Betsy Buxl Merefield 


Nave' 


14 


Ebeneser Bird 


Dau' 


LeseBird 




14 


Thomas Clap J' 


Dau' 


Lucy Clap 




14 


Jos^h Clap J' 


Son 


Samuel Dier Clap 




21 


Nathaniel Glover 


Dau' 


Rushe Eaton Gk>ver 


Dec' 


5 


Increase Blake 


Son 


Joseph Blake 



312 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



[Oct. 









[611 




Deo' 


5 


Elzabeth Bordman 


Son 


David Bordman a Negro 




12 


Abraham Howe 


Dau' 


Polly Howe 




12 


Lemuel Withington 


Dau' 


Nancy Withington 


48 Hath Receiv'd Baptism this Year 1779 


1780 










Jany' 


16 


SamD Clap 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Clap 




23 


Seth Blake 


Dau' 


SaUy Blake 


Feby 


27 


Ebenezer Clap 


Dau' 


Polly Clap 


March 


26 


Joseph Hawes 


Son 


Phinehas Hawes 




26 


Preserved Baker 


Son 


John Baker 


April 


2 


Nathaniel Tileston 


Dau' 


Sarah Tileston 




2 


John Williams 


Dau' 


Nancy Williams 




16 


John Pierce 


Son 


Jonas Pierce 




16 


John Capen 


Son 


John Capen 


May 


7 


John Baker J' 


Son 


John Baker 




7 


Clemont Simmer 


Dau' 


Nancy Sumner 




21 


Henery Bird J' 


Dau' 


BekaBird 




28 


SamU Belch^ 


Son 


Ebenezer Pope Belcher 


June 


4 


Sam" Coolidge 


Son 


Thomas Tileston Coolidge 




4 


Ezekiel TUeston 


Son 
[621 


William Tileston 


June 


4 


Jonathan Blake 


Son 


Jonathan Blake 




11 


Benjamin Cox 


Dau' 


Suca Cox 




26 


Jesseniah Thayer 


Dau' 


Eunice Thayer 


Jul^ 


30 


Lemuel Clap 


Son 


Richard Clap 




30 


Sam" Munrow 


Son 


John Wiswell Munrow 


August 


13 


Sam" Mellish 


Dau' 


Betsa Mellish 


Sept' 


10 


John Capen 


Dau' 


Sarah Capen • 




10 


John Williams 


Dau' 


Ruth Williams 




24 


William Cox 


Dau' 


Sarah Cox 


Oct' 


1 


Edward Pierce 


Son 


John Flavel Pierce 




1 


Obediah Jonson 


Son 


John Jonson 




15 


James Baker J' 


Son 


James Baker 




29 


John Armstrong 


Dau' 


Rebekah Armstrong 


Nove' 


12 


Ebenezer Moseley 


Son 


Ebenezer Moseley 


Dec* 


3 


Ezra Clap 


Son 


Ezra Clap 




3 


Thomas Phillipa 
TheRever<* 


Dau' 


Lydia Phillips 




10 


Moses Everet 


Dau' 

[631 


Joanna Bird Everet 


Deo' 


10 


Ebenezer Withington 


3dDau' 


Hannah Withington 




10 


Thomas Bird 


Son 


Thomas Bird 


34 Hath Receiv'd Baptism this Year 1780 


1781 










Jany 


14 


Jonathan Bird 


Son 


George Bird 




14 


Samuel Tolman 


Dau' 


Anne Tolman 




14 


Edward Glover 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Glover 




14 


Joseph Lovel 


Dau' 


Betsy Lovel 




14 


Samuel Blackmans 


Dau' 






28 


John Howe 


Son 


James Howe 




28 


Lemuel Blackman 


Son 


Stephen Blackman 


Feby 


11 


Jacob Hasy Bootman 


Son 






11 


Aron Bird J' 


Dau' 


Joanna Glover Bird 




18 


Sam" Howe 


Son 


Samuel Howe 



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313 



March 


25 


Nathaniel Swift 


Dau' 


Mary Swift 


April 


1 


Edward Foster 


Son 


Edward Foster 




22 


Thomas Tolman 


Son 


Thomas Tohnan 


May 


15 


Ichabod WisweU 


Son 


Edward WisweU 




22 


Esekiel Bird 


Son 


Samuel Bird 




22 


Desire Tohnan 


Son 


Sam" Howe Tohnan 


May 


22 


George Vose 


[64] 
Son 


George Vose 


June 


3 


Preserved Baker 


Son 


Nathaniel B« 




17 


Timothy TUeston 


Son 


WiUiam Tilest<m 




17 


John Munrow 


Son 


John Munrow 




24 


Alexander Glover 


Dau' 


Nabbe Glover 




24 


Thomas Lyon 


Dau' 


Sally Lyon 


Juley 


1 




Dau' 


Lucy Holden 


August 


5 


Ebenezer Wales 


• Dau' 


Suca Wales 




5 


Joseph Clap J' 


Dau' 


Hannah Clap 




5 


Nathan Leeds 


Son 


Charls Leeds 




5 


LemU Withington 


Dau' 


Mary Baker Withington 




26 


Ebenezer Clap 


Son 


Ebenezer Clap 




26 


Isaac Howe 


Son 


Jonathan Howe 


Sept' 


23 


Richard Hall 


Dau' 


Sarah Hall 


Oct' 


7 


William Holden 


Son 


Nathaniel Holden 




7 


Thomas Baker 


Dau' 


TTii.nnft^ Baker 




7 


George Minott Twins 


Son & Dau' George & Unice Minott 








[651 




Oct' 


14 


John Foster J' 


Dau' 


Hannah Capen Foster 




14 


John Humphrey J* 


Dau' 


Sarah Humphrey 




14 


Benjamin Lyon J' 


Son 


Benjamin Lyon 


Nove' 


4 


John Mellish 


Dau' 


Hannah Mellish 




11 


Elijah Pope 


Dau' 


Patty Pope 






Joseph Devemport 


Dau' 


Patience Devemport 






Jonathan Pierce 


Dau' 


Mary Pierce 




18 


Col Ezra Badlam 


Son 




Dec' 


8 


Seth Blake 


Son 


James Blake 


45 Hath Receiv'd Baptism this Year 


1782 










Jany' 


20 


John Tolman J* 


Dau' 


Eunice Tolman 




20 


HopestillHaU 


Dau' 


Elzabeth Hall 




27 


William AUen 


Dau' 


Patty Allen 




27 


SamU Belcher 


Dau' 


Polly Houghton Belcher 


Feby' 


3 


EzekidClap 


Dau' 


Susannah Clap 




10 


John Pierce 


Son 


Samuel Blake Pierce 


March 


3 


Clement Sumner 


Son 
[66J 


Seth Sumner 


March 


10 


John Wales 


Dau' 


Betsy Wales 




24 


Sam" Coolidge 


Son 


Elisha Coolidge 




24 


SamQ Clap 


Son 


James Clap 




24 


John Armstrong 


Dau' 


Nancy Armstrong 


* 


24 




Son 


Moses Blackman 




24 


Nathl Glovtf 


Dau' 


Mary Eaton Glover 


April 


7 


Jacob Bird 


Son 


Jacob Bird 




14 


Ebenezer Jones 


Son 


Ebenezer Jones 




28 


l4?m" Clap 


Dau' 


Cathoine Clap 



* Nathaniel Baker (town recordB). 



314 




Dorchester First Church BajOisms [Oct. 


May 


12 


John White Dau' Hannah White 




26 


James Swan Dau' Sally Wells Swan 




26 


Jonas Tolman Son Robert Pierce Tohnan 


June 





Joseph Tucker Dau' ' Sally Tucker 




30 


John Capen Dau' Susannah Capen 




30 


EbenezerWithingtonThDau' Mary Payscm Withington 


Jul^ 


7 


Elijah Pope Dau' Polly Pope 




28 


James Baker Son Will^ Baker 
[671 


Jul^ 


28 


Will" Cox Dau» Susannah Cox 


August 


11 


Nathaniel Tilestcm Dau' Sarah Tileston 
AronBirdJun' Dau' Susannah Baker Bird 
John How Jun' Son Joseph Howe 




18 


Judith Withingtim Dau' Silence Withington 


Sept' 


1 


Joseph Hawes Dau' Matilda Hawes 
Benjamin Cox Son Benjamin Cox 
EbenezerClap Dau' Elizabeth Clap 




16 


Ebeneztf Capen Dau' Hannah Capen 


Oct' 


7 


Jonathan Tower Sons Ezra A James twins 
Joseph Hunt tion John Hunt 




18 


Rever^ M' Everet Son James Everet 




27 


Hannah Tileston Dau' Betsy 20 Months Old 




27 


Samuel Fowltf Dau' Elizabeth Fowler 


Nove' 


3 


Jacob Hasey Butman Son James Bootman 
Reuben Tory Dau' Sarah Tory 




10 


Will™ Morris Dau' Polly Morris 




24 


Ezra Clap Son Josiah Clap 
[68] 


Deof 


1 


Elexander Glover Jr Dau' Jane Brewer Gk>ver 




22 


John Andrews Dau' Sucky Andrews 




29 


Nathaniel Swift Dau' Sarah Swift 


46 Receiv'd Baptism this Year 1782 


1783 






Jany' 


18 


William Cox Dau' Polly Cox 


Feby 


2 


Edward Foster Dau' Jemima Foster 




2 


Thomas Bird Son Nathaniel Bird 




9 


WiU« Walker Son Will™ Walker 




28 


John Williams J^ Dau' Anna Williams 
James Humphrey Dau' Elizabeth Humphrey 
Enoch Fenno Son Jeremiah Fenno 


March 


2 


Sam'' Blackman Dau' Lydia Blackman 




2 


John Foster J^ Son John Foster 




16 


John Baker Son James Baker 
Isaac Howe Son Asahel Howe 
Joseph Level Dau' Esther Level 

[69] 


March 


30 


SamU Harrington Baptaed and his Child Susannah Harrington 
SamU Blackman J* Son Thomas Blackman 


April 


6 


JohnMellish Dau' Eunice Mellish 




20 


Benjamin Lyon P Dau' Susannah Glover loroa 




27 


Jacob Bird Dau' Eunice Bird 


Blay 


4 


Josq>hCliH>J' Dau' SaUyClap 




11 


Thomas Cheney Son John Cheney 


June 


16 


HeoeryBirdJ' Dau' Peggy Smith Bird 




22 


LemU Blackman Dau' Betey Blackman 



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DarcheHer First Church Baptisma 315 




29 


Phinehas WithingtoQ 


Dau' 


Hannah Withington 


Juley 


6 


John Wales 


Dau' 


Polly Wales 




13 


Abraham Howe 


Son 


Edward Howe 




27 


Edward Stow Leeds 


Son 


Edward Leeds 


August 


3 


Thomas Lyon 


Son 


Thomas Lyon 




10 




Son 
1701 


Alexander Pierce 


August 


17 


Thomas Perry Bon A Dau' 


Will» A: Sarah Perry 


Sept' 


7 


Banfi Devemport 


Dau' 






14 


Widdow Heckdton 


Dau' 


Polly Hekelton 




28 




Son 


Edward Tolman 


Oct' 


5 


Joseph Hawes 


Son 


Caleb Hawes 






Thomas Phillips 


Son 


John Phillips 




26 


Sam" Pierce 


Son 


George Pierce 






SamU Coolidge 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Bows Coolidge 






John Pierce 


Dau' 


Hannah Pitfce 






Nathaniel Chadwidc 


Dau' 


MaryChadwick 






James Lewes 


Son 


James Lewis 


Nove' 


9 


James Swan 


Son 


James Dena Swan 


Nove' 


9 


JohnMunrow 


1711 
Son 


Caleb Bradley Munrow 






Ebeneser Moseley 


Dau' 


Charlotte Moseley 




30 


George Minott 


Son 


John Minott 


DeoT 


28 


Nathaniel dap 


Son 


Nathaniel Clap 






Sam" Howe 


Son 


Oliver Howe 


46 Baptiied 1783 


1784 










Jany» 


4 


Sasxfl Cox 


Dau' 


Sarah Cox 




18 


SamU Belcher 


Son 


JohnBdcher 




25 


Ezekiel Tolman 


Son 








Jacob Whitemore 


Dau' 


Mehetable Whitemore 


Feby 


1 


James Blake Jun' 


Dau'* Charity A Sucky Foster Blake 






Edward Bird Jun' 


Dau' 


Nabby Bird 




29 




Dau' 


Patty Tolman 


March 


17 


Lemud Clap 


Dau' 


RebekaCli4> 






Jonathan Holden 


Dau' 

172] 


Hannah Hokien 


March 


17 


Ichabod WiseweU 


Dau» 


Mary Wiswell 






Sam" Withington 


Dau' 


Lydia Withington 


April 


11 


Aron Bird Jun' 


Son 


Enoch Gk>ver Bird 






SamU Belcher Lyon 


Son 


Ebeneaer Vorse Lyon 






John Lemist Baptised 








25 


John Humphrey 


Sons 


John A Joshua Humphrey 


May 


9 


'ExTA P»d^<^m 


Son 


William BHUm 






John Armstrong 


Son 


Sam^ Armstrong 






John Andrews 


Dau' 


Susannah Andrews 




16 


Richard HaU 


Dau' 


Lois Hall 






EbeneserClap 


Son 


Lemuel Clap 






Mary Leeds Baptised 










Marv Leeds 
Sam" Blackman 


Dau' 


Rebekah Leeds 




27 


Son 


Thomas Blackman 


7ul^ 


4 


SamU Baker 


Son 


Eleaser Baker 






SamU Hokien 


Dau' 


Lucy Holden 




11 


Thomas Baker 


Son* 


David Baker 



316 



Dorchester First Church Baj^tams 



[Oct 



[731 

Juley 25^ Elisha Devemport Dau» 

Moses Blackman Dau' 

Alexander Gbver J* Dau' 

August 15 William Cox Son 

Jonathan Wiswell Dau' 

22d Jacob Bird Son 

29<l Hannah Hall Dau' 

Sept' 5 Edward Stow Leeds Son 

12<^ Lemuel Crane Dau' 

26**» John C^)en Jim' Dau' 

John Foster Jun' Dau' 

Nathaniel Blake Son 

Oct' 3 George Voee Son 

10**» Thomas Mosley Jun' Dau' 

Dec' 5 Nathaniel Swift Son 

Samil Fowler Dau' 
Ralph Crane Son 



Lydia A, Polly Devemport 

Sussannah Blackman 

Sarah Glover 

William Cox 

Sarah Wiswell 

Joseph Ward Bird 

Patty Walker 

Josiah Leeds 

Nancy Crane 

Mary Capen 

Sarah Foster 

Joseph Robinson Blake 

William Vose 

Molly Preston Mosel^ 

Samu Swift 

Polly alien Fodder 

Ralph Crane 



45 Baptised Anno 1784 



1785 
Jany' 



Feby 



March 



1741 

2^ Samuel Clap Son 

9^ Edward Foster S<m 

23<l Edward Bird Dau' 

6^ Alexander Glover Son 

Hopstill Hall Son 

Eben' Withington ter* Son 

James Robinson Jim' Son 

John Mellish S<m 

13^ Natha Leeds Dau' 

13**» Thomas Lyon Dau' 

Phinehas Withington Dau' 

20*>» Thomas Pierce Dau' 

27^ Eben' Capen Son 

Enoch Fenno Dau' 



April 


3 Reuben Tory 


Dau' 




17t*» William Morris 


Son 


May 


15'!' Seth Blake 


Son 
1751 


May 


15**> James Humphry 


Dau' 




2!^ William Wnlker 


Son 




James Tileston 


Dau' 


Mey 


10*»» Joseph Clap Jun' 


Dau' 




17^ Thomas Bird 


Dau' 




Samuel Davemport 


Dau' 




31*^ Clement Sumner Son A Dau' 


August 


7**» William White 


Dau' 




14 Abraham Howe 


Dau' 




Samuel Blackman Jun' 


Son 


Sepf 


4^ John Lemmis 


Son 




11«> Henery Bird Jun' 


Boa 




Lemuel Withington 


Son 




25 Jesse Ellis 


Son 


Oct' 


©tb William Munrow 


Dau' 




23^ John Howe Jun'* 


Ron 




Aron Spear 


Dau' 



Isaac Clap 

Timothy Foster 

Mary Haley Bird 

James Glover 

AbeLHail 

James Harvey Withington 

Henery Robinson 

Phinehas Mellish 

Elisabeth Tileston Leeds 

Polly Lyon 

Elizabeth Withington 

Elizabeth Tohnan Pierce 

Eben' Capen 

Meriah Fenno 

Abigal Tory 

William Morris 

Jos^h Blake 

Hannah White Humphry 
John Harmon Walker 
Hannah Tileston 
Hannah C1ih> 
Elizabeth Bird 
Lydia Davemport 
Clement & Ruth Sumner 
Sarah White 
Nancy Howe 
Samuel Blackman 
John Lemmis 
Henery Bird 
Nathaniel Withingt<xi 
Jesse Ellis 
Suckey Munrow 
Simeon Howe 
Betsy Spear 



1914] 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



317 



1761 

Oct' 30^ Rev<l Moses Everett Son Charles Everett 

Payson Eaton Son John Elaton 

Nov' 6 Edward Glover Son Samuel Glover 

Dec' 4^ John Pierce Dau' Lois Pierce 

11^ Phinehas Hammond Baptised 

Ezra Badlam Dau' Batsey Badlam 

Lemuel Blackman Son Lemuel Blackman 

18^ Desire Tohnan Son Charles Tohnan 

Phinehas Hammond Son & Dau' Daniel A Lucy Hammond 

45 Baptized this Year 1785 



1786 
Jany' 



Feby' 



March 
April 



April 
May 

June 
March 

Juley 
August 



Sepf 



Oct^ 



Nov 



8^ Thomas Bird Jun' Son 

15^ Samuel Pierce Son 

19^ Ezekiel Blake Son 

5^ James Lewis Dau' 

12t»» Samtt Cox Son 

25*^ Elisha Davemport Dau' 
26^ Cap^ Thomas Williams Dau' 

12*^ Jonathan Wisewell Dau' 

9^ Thomas Pierce Dau' 

9^ William Cox Son 

[771 

9^ Aron Bird Jun' Dau' 

9^ Elexander Glover Son 

16**> Jacob Whitemore Son 

12^ James Blake Dau' 

12^ John Armstrong Son 

12**> John Andrews Dau' 

12*** Samuel Andrews Dau' 

29**» Isaac Howe Dau' 

18**> Thomas Perry Dau' 

18*»» Sam" Noise Son 

18^ SamU Baker Son 
9^ Ichabod Wisewell . Dau' 

17^ Enos Blake Son 

24**» John Foster Son 
13^ Joseph Welch Aged 21 

13^ Joseph Tucker Son 

Ezra Clap 
20*»» Col Eben' Cl^ 
27^ Samll Harrington 



John Bird 

Lewis Pierce 

Ezekiel Blake 

Betsy Lewis 

William Cox * 

Hannah Beals Davemport 1785 

Betsy Baker WiUiams Bom May 

Elizabeth Wisewell 

Susannah Pierce 

Daniel Cox 



Ann Bird 

Daniel Oliver Glover 

Ebenezer Whitemore 

Nancy Blake 

John Williams Armstrong 

Mehitable Andrews 

Betsy Andrews Years Old 

Sarah Howe 

Mary Perry 

Sam^^ Noise bom Marh 

Edward Baker 

Ann Wisewell 

Stephen Blake 

Lemuel Foster 



6*»» SamM Coolige 
17^*> Samuel Belcher Lycm 
17^ Samuel Crehore 
24**» John Capen Jun' 
31"^ WiUiam Chambers 
31*^ BeAjamin Pierce 

8^ Richard HaU 

^^ Joseph Clap Jun' 

8^ George Vose 
22d William Morris Munrow Son 
22d Samuel Blackman J' Son 
12«» Edward Foster Son 

30^ James Davemport Son 



Seth Tucker 
Still Bom 
Son Eleazer Clap 
Dau' Lucretia Herrington 

[781 

Dau' 

Son 

Son 

Dau' 

Dau' 

Son 

Son 

Son 

Son 



Elizabeth Beaux Coolige 
Henery Lyon 
Samud C^«hore 
Hannah Capen 
Ama Chambers 
James Pierce 
William Hall 
William Clap 
Edward Vose 
James Morris Munrow 
Daniel Bird Blackman 
Joseph Foster 
Isaac Davemport 



318 
Dec^ 



Dwdkeskr First Chwrck BaptUms 



[Oct. 



1787 
Jany' 

Faby' 
March 
April 
May 



12^ John Marchall 2 Chfldren Rebekah y other Elisabeth 1 year Old 

14^ Cap^ James Robinson Dau' Mary Jarvis 

30^ Capt Thomas Will* Dau' Lois Williams 6 Weds (Hd 

81^ James Humphrey Dan^ Sarah Robinson 

48 Persons Baptised this Year 1786 
1791 



5^ John Mdlish Dau' 

13 James Tileston Son 
19 Edward Stow Leeds Dau' 
22 William White Dau' 
25 Cap^ Jacob Wales Baptised 

6 John Preston Son 

14 Jacob Bird Son 
29 William Richards Dau' 
11 Benjamin Bird 12 Years Old 
26^ Thomas Bird Dau' Hannah Bird Bom 
26^ SamU Merifields Twins Sam^ the other died 

20^ And another Baptised 



Nancy Mellish 
James Harvey Tileston 
Nancy Leeds 
Polly White 

John Preston 

Isaac Bird 

Mary Cooper bom 



June 


10<J 


Payson Eaton 


Son 


Eben' Eaton 




IQth Danid Withington 


Scm 


Daniel Withington 




17*»> John Lemests 


Dau' 


Hannah Tjemest 




24^ Danid Wisewdl 


Son 


Danid Wisewdl 


Juley 


l^ SamU Wheeler 


Son 


Thomas Baker Wheeler 




2^ Rev<l Moses Everet 


Dau' 


Elisabeth Everet 








[80] 


• 


Juley 


2^ St^hen Badlam 


Dau' 


Lucretia Badlam 


August 


M Benjamin Jacobs 


Son 


William Jacobs 


Sept' 


9 


George Minott 


Dau' 


Sophia Minott 




9 


Sam" Davempcxt 


Dau' 


Hannah Davempcxt 




16 


Thomas Pierce 


Dau' 


Charlottee Pierce 


Oct' 


7 


Jonathan Pierce 


Dau' 


Sarah Pierce 




7 


Lemud Withington 


Son 


Lemuel Withington 




7 




Son 


Eben' Glover 




14 


Abraham Qoold 


Dau' 


BulahGookl 


Not' 


25 


Thomas Bird 


Son 


John Durant Bird 


Dec' 


80 


John Pierce 


Dau' 


Patience Pierce 


29 Hath Received Baptism this Year 1787 


1788 










Jany' 


18 


Aron Bird Jun' 


Dau' 


Rachel Robinscm Bird 




27 


Joseph Whittenune 


Dau' 


Sarah Whittemore 




27 


Joseph Tucker 


Dau' 


Hannah Tucker 


Feb' 


24 


John Preston 


Son 


Elisha Preston 




24 


Sam^ Belcher Lyon 


Son 

1811 
Son 


Samuel Lycm 


March 


28 


William Munrow 


Richard leeds Munrow 




80 


Nathan Leeds 


Son 


Nathan Leeds 


April 


6 


Samuel Bakers 


Son 


Joshua Baker 




18 


Nathanid Baker 


Son 


SamO Blake Baker 




20 


Jacob Whittemc»e 


Dau' 


Abigal Whittemore 




20 


SamU Cox 


Son 


SamUCox 


May 


18 


Thomas Lycm 


Dau' 


Patty Lyon 




25 


Saml> Belcher 


Dau' 


Polly Belcher 






Edward Bird 


Dau' 


Chariottee Bird 



1914] 



Dorchester Firtt Chureh BapHenu 



319 



Jane 


1 


David Pratt 


Dau' 


Bet«y Pratt 




16 


Isaac Howe 


Son 


Jacob Howe 




22 


Pk^served Baker 


Son 


Benjamin Baker 


Jiil(7 


6 


8am" Herrington 


Son 


James Herrington 




13 


John Andrews 


Dau' 


Ann Andrews 




13 


Ann Payson own'd the covenant & Received Baptism 




20 


Eben'Clap 


Son 


Benjamin Ch^ 


Auguft 


3 


William Richards 


Son 


William Richards 




17 


Bjev^ Moses Everet 


Son 
[821 
Son 


Eben' Everet 


Auguft 


24 


Lemuel Blackman 


Timoth Howe Blackman 




31 


Thomas Williams 


Son 


William Foster Williams 




31 


Jonathan Wiswdl 


Son 


Danid Bird Wiswell 


8ept' 


7 


William Moms 


Dau' 


Thankful Morris 




7 


George Vote 


Son 


William Vose 




14 


Moses Blackman 


Dau' 


Rebekah Blackman 


Oct^ 


5 


Ebeni' Holmes 


Dau' 


Mary Holmes 




10 


Joseph Clap Jun' 


Son 


Henery Clap 




26 


James Robinson 


Son 


Edward Brick Robinson 


Nov' 


2 


Thomas Pierce 


Dau' 


Lucy Pierce 







Eben' Capen 


Son 


Thomas Capen 




23 


Thomas Mosely 


Dau' 


SaUy Mosely 




30 


John Capen 


Son 


Lemuel Capen 




30 


Benjamin Wentworth 


Dau' 


Polly wentworth 


Deo^ 


7 


Samuel Blackman 


Dau' 


Sally OMham Blackman 




21 


Abraham Howe 


Dau' 


Nancy Howe 




21 


Thomas Bird 


Son 


Samuel Toplif Bird 






40 Hath Received Baptism this Year 1788 
[831 


1780 
Jany' 


18 


Thomas Perry 


Son 


Thomas Perry 




25 


James Humphrey 


Dau' 


Abigal Humphrey 




25 


Benjamin Jacobs 


Son 


Elisha Jacobs 


Fcby 


8 


Thomas Homans 


Dau' 


Francses Mary Homan 




8 


Payson Eaton 


Dau' 


Ann Eaton 




8 


Joseph Martial 


Son 


Joseph Martial 


March 


16 


Samuel Coolige 


Son 


Samuel Coolige 




22 


Edward Glover J' 


Dau' 


Margret Preston Glovev 


April 


5 


Stephen Badlam 


Son 


JohnBadhun 




6 


Thomas Leeds Jun' 


Son 


Thomas Leeds 




12 


Samuel Fowler 


Son 


Samuel Fowler 




12 


Samuel Crehore 


Son 


Samuel Crehore 




10 


George Payson 


Son 


John Fenno Payson 


May 


3 


Samuel Holden 


Dau' 


Lois Holden 




10 


Joseph Whittemore 


Son 


Jos^h Whittemore 




17 


William Walkers 


Bon 


Charles Walker 




24 


Nathaniel Claps 


Dau' 


Nancy Clap 






JohnWilHams 


8oa 


'John Williams 






Edward Robinson 


Son 
[841 
Dau' 


James Robinson 


May 


24 


James Davemport 


Sarah Davemport 






Edward Stow Leeds 


Dau' 


Nancy Leeds 






JohnLemests 


Son 


William T<emest 


June 


7 


James Tileston 


8oa 


Otis Tileston 




7 


William White 


Dau' 


Betey White 



320 



Dorchester First Church BapHsms 



[Oct. 



August 



Sept' 



Nov' 



Nov' 



14 
14 
14 
14 

9 
23 
23 
30 

6 
13 
20 
20 

1 

8 

8 
15 
16 
22 



John Mellish Dau' 

Aron Spear Dau' 

George Redden Son 

John Dyer Oned the Covenant 
George Minott Dau' 

Joeeph Weeks Withington Son 



Daniel Withington Dau' 

Hannah Glover Dau' 

Seth Blake Dau' 

Aron Bird Jun' Dau' 

Abraham Gookl Dau' 

Isaac Fenno Dau' 

Ebenezer Glovers Dau' 

David Pratt Dau' 

[851 

George Reddins Son 

William Vose Son 

Ebenezer Kilton J' Son 

Elisha Davemport Dau' 



LydiaMdliah 
Ize Spear 

Joseph Hall Redden 
& Receivd Baptism 
Martha Minott 
Leonard Withington 
Anna Withington 
Elizabeth Glover 
Ruxburough Blake 
Marcy Bird 
Susannah Goold 
Lucy Fenno 
Hannah Glover 
Olive Pratt 

George^leddin 
Stephen Vose 
Ebenezer Kilton 
Hannah ritta Davemport 



m 1789 42 Children Received Baptism 



1790 
Jany' 



Feby' 
March 



April 



May 
June 
Juley 



August 



Sept' 
Oct' 



10 

31 

31 

7 

7 

14 

14 

14 

28 

4 

4 

11 

25 

25 

25 

25 

9 
23 

6 
13 
11 
11 
18 

8 
15 
15 
15 
19 
19 
10 
24 
31 



Nathaniel Blake Dau' 

John Pierce Son 

James Lewis Dau' 

Joseph Tucker Son 

Elisha Crane Dau' 

George Mannin Son 

John Clap Jun' Dau' 

Elisha N^ Son 

George Howe Dau' 

Edward Foster Son 

John Howe Jun' Dau' 

Samuel Baker Dau' 

Joseph Cl^ Son 

Sam" Herrington Dau' 

Thomas Bird Son 

Sam" Belcher Lyon Dau' 

1861 

Elisha Turner Son 

John Preston Son 

Thomas Pierce Son 

Edward Bird Son 



Sally Stephens Blake 
Lemuel Pierce 
Lydia Lewis 
Joseph Tucker 
Ann liza Crane 
George Mannin 
Hannah Clap 
John Capen Nigh 
Abigal Glover Howe 
James Foster 
Ive* Howe 
Elizabeth Bake 
James Clap 
Sarah Herrington 
Comfort Bird 
Eunice Bird t 

Elisha Turner 
Edward Preston 
Thomas Pierce 
Daniel Bird 



Phinehas Sper Oned y Covenant & Receivd baptism 

Thomas L^da Dau' Polly Leeds 

Ebenezer Bakers Son 

Eben' Clap Son 

Isaac Foster of Hallowel Dau' 

Thomas Phillips Son 

William Munrow Son 

Daniel Bigelowof Boston Dau' 

John Goff Jun' Dau' 

Benjamin Wentworth Dau' 

Sam" Cox Jun' Dau' 

Joseph Whittemore Dau' 



Eben' Baker 

Enoch Clap 

Rebekah Foster 

John Capen Phillips 

Richard Leeds Munrow 

Nancy Bigdow 

Luanda Goff 

Eunice Wentworth 

Abigal Cox 

Susannah Payson Whittemore 



^ Plainly written, 3ret "Joe " may have been intended. Town reoords tay ** Johanna.** 
t Eunice Lyon (town records). 



1914] 



Dorthetkr First Church Baptisms 



321 





31 


Samuel Leeds Jun' 


Son 


George Leeds 


Nov 


7 


Richard Trow 


Dau' 


RebekahTrow 




28 


Edward Glover J^ 


Dau' 


Lydia Glover 


in 1790 36 Children Reccivd Baptism this year 


1