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William Jenks, John Dean, 

David Hamblen, William R. Deane, 

Frederic Kidder, Lemuel Shattuck. 

Dutton & Wextwortq, Printers— Transcript Opficr, 
No. 37 CoDgress Street, Boston. 


[Index of Names of Persons at the end of the Volume] 

Mascarene, Paul, 247 
Whitmore, John, 307 
Whitmore, Rachel, 307 

Allen Monument, 103 

Ancestral Information, 189 

Anecdote of John Spofford, 318 

Antiquities at Bangor, 203; at Richmond's Island, 

Arms of Balch, 203; of Mascarene, 247; of Massa- 
chusetts, 288 
Autographs: — 

BUch, John, 235 

Bradstreet Simon, 117 

Dane, John, 37 

Deane, Thomas, 93 
Bailey's College Ferula, 356 
Balch, Capt. James, lost at sea, 328 
Baptisms at New Ilaven, 357 
Barnes of Way-Hill, 371 
Barnstable Church Records, 279 
Books, noticed: — 

Adams's Boston Directory, 292 

American Almanac, 191 

Barry's Hist. Mass., 291 

Bellows Genealogy, 289 

Catalogue First Church in N. Haven, 97 

Chapman's Geneal. of the Chapman Family, 95 

Cushman Genealogy, 3G9 

Eastford, 290 

Everett's Dorchester Oration, 369 

Felt's Ecclesiast. Hist. 291 

Hall's Disc, on J. Howland, 289 

Hanaford's Hist. Princeton, 370 

Holland's Western Mass. 289 

Hunter's Plymouth Founders, 96 

Kilbourn, Hist. Soc. 192 

Latrobe on Mason & Dixon's Line, 192 

Leonard's Hist. Dublin, 290 

Locke's Eliza Wharton, 191 

Mather's Magnalia, 292 

Merrill's Sermons, 289 

Monson Academy Celebration, 192 

Mygatt Genealogy, 371 

Olcott Genealogy, 371 

Parsons's Li.'e of Pepperrell, 291 

Porter's Geneal. Eliot Family, 96 

Potter's Amoskeag Disc, 290 

Sargent's Brnddoek's Expedition, 190 

Snell's N. Brookfield Disc., 97 

Sliarpless Genealogy, 371 

Stearns's Church of Newark, 191 

Thomas's Memorials of Marshfield, 97 

Thornton's Landing at Cape Ann, 94 

Union College Celebration, 192 

Washburn's Leicester Academy, 370 

Warren's Geneal of Warren, 190 

Whiting's Memoir of Harrington, 97 

Woodman Genealogy, 370 
Boston, small-pox, 43,48; fire, 4S, 49; Early Rec- 
ords, 165-72; 249-54; 309-12 
Bradstreet's Journal, 43, 78 
Brewster's Island, 368 
Bunker, items, 150 
Bureau, the Eliot, 329 
Burying Grcunds —See INSCRIPTIOKS 
Cape Ann, settlement, 94 
Canada, Hull's Invasion, 41-2 
Canada, Expedition, Letter, 354 
Chardon, O , why so named, 18 
Coffin's Tour, 340 

College Ferula. 356 

Costume of 1783, 14 

Cradock's Reyuest, 274 

Cunningham and its variations, 12 

Deposition of John Legg, 112; of John Wheel- 
wright, 208; of sundry persons respecting 
Thompson's Diand, 24S; Tho. Maxwell, 306; 
Edw'd Bunn,308 

Discovery of Gov. Bradford's MS., 231 

Donations, 104, 199, 296 

Dorchester, Centennial, 309 

Dover, Gen. Items, 55, 364 

Eliot Bureau, 329 

Eliot, Inscriptions from, 368 

Engravings, of Bicester Church, Eliot Bureau, 329. 
See Arms, and Autographs 

Epitaphs. See Inscriptions 

Errata, 104, 198, 296 

Estate of Francis Whitmore, 134 

Exeter, Indian Deed, 2oS 

Fragment of a Letter, &c. 354 

Funeral Sermons, researches, 69, 173, 355 

Genealogical Items. See Dover 

Genealogies, Pedigrees, &c. 

Allen, 127 Howland, 101 

Balch, 233 Ingereoll, 157 

Ball. 158 Jenks, 201-6 

Bradford, 127, 218 Litchfield, 181, 209 

Muscarene, 239 
Nock, 367 
Otis, 368 
Porter, 54 
Hichardson, 6? 
Spafford, 61, 273 
Sumner, 297-306 
Sherburne, 180. 208 
Talbot, 120-30 
Varney, 55 
Waldron. 55 
Walton, 57 
Webester, 159 
Weld, 42 
Willey, 143 
Wiggin, 143 
WiDget, H3 
Woodman, 145 

Bradstreet, 113 

Brown, 219 

Carpenter, 62 

Colcord, 365 

Cradock, 122 

Dam, 305 

Davenport, 146-8 

Deane, 93 

Follet, 106 

Foote, 272 

Fowler. 218 

Furber, 366 

Hall, 366 

Hancock. 352 

Haines, 360 

Haynes. 349 

Heard, 366 

Uobbs, 255 
Gloucester, 222 
Hammond, 312 
Harvard College, 269 
Heraldry. 288 
Hillsboro' County, 306 
Imposts, Petition against, 81 
Indian Bible, Eliot's, 329 
Indians, 44, 45. 40, 47, 48, 49, 50, 156, 161-4 
Iuquiries. See Queries. 
Inscriptions, 128, 151, 178, 319, 342,368 
Inventories. See Wills. 
Journal, Bradstreet's, Notes, 78 
Kennebeck, affray, 85_ 
Latham longevity, 145 
Leicester Academy, Hist., 370 
Letters : — from 

Carpenter, Dan'l, 354 Spofford, Jeremiah, 318 

Davenport, John, 149 Sumner, Clarissa, 297-9 

Eliot, John, 131 Sumner, Win. U, 297 

Hammond, Jos , 312 Waddington, John, 60 

Sewall, Sainl, 271,287 White, John, 222 


General Index. 

Longevity, 145, 351 
Lotteries abolished, 21-6 
Maiden, Inscriptions, 319-28 
Manuscript of Gov. Bradford, 231 
Marriages and Deaths, 98, 193, 293 
Mascarene Papers, 239-47 
Blassachusetts Arms, 288 
Medway. name, 51 
Memoirs, Notices, &c. — 

Avery, Hev. Ephraim, 173 

Backus, Kev. (..'lias., 173 

Balch, Copt, 328 

Hattell, Joseph, 293 

Blake, Deae. John, 176 

Brooks, P. C , 13 

Billiard, Cyrus, 74 
• Burroughs, Dr. Eden, 174 

Cotton, J., of Hampton, 164 

Crafts, Saml. P., 174 

Dummer, William, 174 

Harris, W. T , 99 

Hull, Gen. Wm„ 41 

Jenks Family, 201-6 

Landon, Benjamin, 175 

Messinger, Henry, 59 

Rogers, Hev. John, 175 

Russell, Thomas, 14 

Talbot, Peter, 129 

Trumbull, Gov. Jona , 69 

Vose, Capt. Nathaniel, 177 

Whitcomb Family, 334 
Mendon, name, 51 
Minas, Battle, 105 
Monson Academy, Celebration, 192 
Mount Holyoke, 341 
Names, Origin of, 208, 30S, 334 
New Eng. Ballad, 200-7 
New Eng. Hist Gen. Soc Origin of, 9 

Members admitted, 199, 292 
New Haven, baptisms, &c, 357 
New Publications. See BooK3. 
New York, retaken, 47 
Obituaries. See Quarterly Obituaries. 
Orders in Council, viii., 235 
Origin of the New Eng. Hist. Gen. Soc, 9 
Origin of Names, 2C8, 308 
Passengers in the Mary and John, 2C5 
Payments. 104, 200, 29G 
Pease Family items, 91 
Pedigrees. See Genealooies. 
Petitions against Imposts, bl ; 

of Rachel Whitmnre, 307 
Plymouth Colony Records, 313 
Poetry on the Eliot Bureau, 333, 356 
Portsmouth, early Settlers, 179 
Prince's Subscribers, 59, 335 
Princeton, Hanaford's Hist., 370 
Quarterly Obituary, 9S, 193, 293, 372 
Queries, 104, 199, 271 
Quidam Ignotus, 271 

Quincy Inscriptions, 151, 296 
Revolution, a relic, 128 

Searses in, 134 
Richmond's Island, £64 
Salem, Centennial at, 268 
Scituate Church Records, 279 
Scituate Grave Yard, 178 
Searses in the Revolution, 134 
Slanderer, the Hinting, 58 
Small-pox, 43, 48 
Subscribers to Prince, 69 
Sumner Family, 298 
Tar made in New England, 278, 339 
The Name of Folger. 308 
Thompson's Island, 218 
Tour to Connecticut, 310 
Union College, Celebration, 192 
Watt, 351 
Whitcomb, 334 
Wigs, discountenanced, 329 
Wills, Abstracts, 35, 135. 223, 343 

Adams, Robert, 126 

Astwood, James, 40 

Bradish, 225 

Beales, John, 38 

Beamsley, William, 37 

Baxter, Gregory, 130 

Bibbell, 300 


Coggan, John, 35 

Cradock, Matthew, 124 

Dane, John, 37 

Eaton, John, 38 

Eire, Simon, 39 

Farnsworth, Joseph, 140 

Gill, 228 

Griggs, 343 

Hardiug, Abraham, 35 

Hawkins, 315 

Hills, 15* 

Holyoke, Edward, 345 

Ingersoll, 157 

Johnson, 224 

Long, 2v>5 

Lunt. Henry, 33 

Marsh, Thomas, 39 

Pease, 92 

Bawlins, 226 

Reynolds, Robert, 137 

Ruggles, John, 189 

Shearman, 227 

Smith, 228 

Snooke, 228 

Sumner, 300, 302 

Starr, 223 

Webb, Kichard, 139 

Woode, Kichard, 137 
Wrentham Records, 353 
York, Inscriptions, 312 


JANUARY, 1855. 

NO. 1. 



historical & (fkncalocjtcal Hcgistcr, 








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No. S7, CongTesa Street 


Origin of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society, Page 9 

Cunningham and its Variations, 3 12 

Memoir of Peter Chardon Brooks, concluded, 13 

Will of Henry Lunt of Newhury, 33 

Wills from the Registry of Suffolk, Mass., 35 

Gen. William Hull, 41 

Additions to the Weld Family, 42 

Bradstreet's Journal. Reprinted, 43 

Origin of Mendon and the Name of Med way, 51 

Carpenter Family, 52 

Note on the Porter Family, 54 

Genealogical Items relative to Dover Families, 55 

The Hinting Slanderer, 58 

Deposition concerning David Sellicke, 58 

Memoirs of Prince's Subscribers, , 59 

Letter of Rev. John Waddington of London, Eng., GO 

Spofford Genealogy, continued, CI 

Notes on the Richardson Family, C8 

Researches among Funeral Sermons. With a Portrait, 69 

Notes on Bradstreet's Journal, 78 

Affray at Kennebeck, 80 

Petitions against Imposts, 1G68, 81 

Facts relative to the Pease Family, 91 

Pedigree of Deane, * 93 

New Publications, 94 

Marriages and Deaths, 98 

Allin Monument, 103 

Queries, Donations, Payments, Errata, 104 

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VOL. IX. JANUARY, 1855. NO. 1. 


The tenth year of the existence of the New England Historic- 
Genealogical Society expired on the thirty-first day of October 
last. The Members of the Society conceived it to be due to the 
Institution to notice in an appropriate manner the occasion. 

It so happened that the regular monthly meeting of the So- 
ciety fell on November the first, on which day of the same 
month, ten years before, was held the meeting which formed the 
Society. Accordingly a large number of Members assembled to 
celebrate its first Decennial. 

The President of the Society, William Whiting, Esq., being 
necessarily detained from the city, the Hon. Timothy Farrar, Vice 
President, presided. After the ordinary business was disposed of, 
the Recording Secretary, Charles Mayo, Esq., read an appropri- 
ate selection of letters from those who had accepted memberships 
in the Society. The tenor of these letters was highly gratifying, 
inasmuch as they manifested on the part of the writers a deep in- 
terest in the objects of the Society, and encouraged a prosecution 
of those objects. 

At its formation the Society consisted of but five Members. 
Within the ten years now elapsed, one of those had died, one 
was absent, and the other three were present, who gave such rem- 
iniscences of the circumstances which led to the formation of 
the Society as occurred to them. From these, and the private 
memoranda of one of them, the following facts have been pre- 
pared : — 

Charles Ewer, Esq., as early as IS 13, held frequent consulta- 
tions with the present Editor of the Register, respecting some 
organization for the purpose of making Heraldic and kindred col- 
lections. Historical and Antiquarian matters necessarily came 
under consideration. These conversations and consultations were 
usually at the place of business of the writer, No. 5G Cornhill, 
now the centre of the stupendous brick block of buildings called 
Sears's Crescent, erected in 1S53. These interviews were from 


Origin of the N. E. Hist. ben. Society. [Jan. 

time to time continued until towards the autumn of 1844, at one 
of which, Mr. Ewer said he had had an interchange of views 
upon the subject with several others, and named particularly Mr. 
Thornton and Mr. Montague, both then unknown to the writer. 
Other parties were about the same time named, but none of them 
gave Mr. Ewer encouragement that they might be relied upon, 
as co-workers, and they were thought no more of in connection 
with an Association. It was also mentioned, that some to whom 
the subject was proposed, intimated that they did not wish to be 
considered insane, while some others laughed at the idea. 

It was the opinion of the writer at a little later period, that it 
was owing to this coldness and ridicule on the part of certain in- 
dividuals, which caused Mr. Ewer to express to the writer, again 
and again, that he did not wish to belong to the Association pro- 
posed, and that his object went no further than a desire to see 
such an one in operation. This desire at that time to avoid re- 
sponsibility, and consequently notoriety, was attributed to a dread 
of ridicule, to which Mr. Ewer was keenly sensitive. His deter- 
mination to take no active part continued, at least in appearance, 
until the Society was organized, and he was chosen President. 
He soon after observed to the writer, that his determination had 
been changed, and that, in accordance with the wishes of his sis- 
ters, which had been strongly expressed, he had made up his 
mind to accept the Presidency. It may be proper to note in this 
connection, that Mr. Ewer was not present at the choice of offi- 
cers ; that when his name was proposed for the office of Presi- 
dent, his previously expressed wishes not to take any part were 
mentioned; but some present attributing those expressions to his 
modesty, it was considered due to him to have the offer of the 
office, in which all unanimously agreed. 

Having necessarily anticipated certain early proceedings, they 
will next be noticed. Mr. Ewer having much leisure, made most 
of the early arrangements for the formation of the Society. 
Through his agency the first regular meeting was held, which 
was at the house of Lemuel Shattuck, Esq. This was on the 
first of November, 1841, and is called the First Meeting, for it 
was then organized by the choice of a Chairman, (Mr. Ewer) and 
a Secretary, (Mr. Thornton.) It was then voted that such a So- 
ciety was expedient, and a name for it was pretty fully discussed. 

An earlier meeting was intended by Mr. Ewer, and at the 
house of Mr. Wm. H. Montague. The last named gentleman 
having invited Mr. Ewer, and through him, two or three others, 
to see the ball which killed Gen. Joseph Warren, and to taste 
some apples borne that year on the tree planted by Peregrine 
White. Three of the gentlemen called upon Mr. Montague, but 
no meeting was formed, as one of those intended to be of the 
party was absent from the city. Immediately upon the return of 
the absent gentleman, he was invited to meet with several others 

1855.] Origin of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society. 11 

at the house of Lemuel Shattuck, Esq., on the evening of No- 
vember the first. They accordingly met, and this was the first 
meeting, already mentioned. Then was commenced the Records 
of the Society. Then were the first Chairman and Secretary 

From the time of the first meeting of the Society, the Records 
contain, or should do so, all matters of interest connected with it. 

The above details of circumstances which transpired before the 
Society was formed, but which led to it, have been deemed of 
sufficient moment to occupy a place in the Periodical, begun, and 
continued thus far, under its auspices. A notice of a few other 
facts will close this article. 

The first meeting of the Society was adjourned to the fifteenth 
of the same month, then to be held at the office of J. W. Thorn- 
ton, Esq., No. 20 Court street. Before adjournment, however, a 
Committee was chosen to draw up a Constitution for the Society. 
That Committee consisted of the Chairman, Secretary, and Mr. 
Shattuck. In the discussion respecting a Name for the Society, 
there were various opinions. Mr. Ewer thought it should be 
"The Genealogical and Heraldic Society." Mr. Thornton pro- 
posed "The Historic-Genealogical Society," to which the writer 
objected on account of its length, and proposed (: Thc Geneal- 
ogical Society." Mr. Montague argued that " Historical" ought 
to~ form a part of the name, giving as a reason, that there was not 
any active Historical Society in the State. Mr. Shattuck was of 
opinion that "Genealogical Society" was sufficient. The matter 
was finally laid over for further consideration, and was not called 
up again until a Constitution was submitted, and then the name, 
as it now stands, was inserted. Its length, and the word Historic 
was disliked by Mr. Ewer and one other Member, but the drawer 
of the Constitution being somewhat strenuous, they acquiesced. 
It should also be stated that, although Mr. Ewer and Mr. Shat- 
tuck were upon the Committee for forming the Constitution, cir- 
cumstances prevented their attending to the duty. 

The first adjournment was, as above stated, for a fortnight, but 
there was no meeting on the evening appointed ; nor was there 
anything done till December the tenth. Meanwhile the time of 
meetings was changed to Tuesday. Accordingly, on the tenth 
of December, there was a full meeting, with the exception of Mr. 
Shattuck, whose health prevented his attendance. At this meet- 
ing the Constitution was discussed, article by article, and in the 
main agreed upon. Its final disposition, however, was laid over 
till the next meeting, which was appointed at the house of the 
writer, No. 56 Cornhill, on Tuesday evening, December the 

At this meeting the Associates were all present. The Consti- 
tution was then accepted. Mr. Shattuck was chosen a Commit- 
tee to provide suitable paper and books for the use oi the Society, 

12 Origin of the N. E. Hist. 'Gen. Society. [Jan. 

and to mature a plan for recording its proceedings and keeping 
its records. 

The next meeting was held in the same place, which was on 
Tuesday, the seventh of January, 1815. . All- were presem except 
Mr. Ewer. At this time it was resolved to go into a choice of 
Officers for the year ensuing. The result of these proceedings 
has already been detailed. 

It may be proper to remark, that a slight discrepancy is appar- 
ent between some of the statements given above, and the Rec- 
ords of the Society, as they were embodied and transcribed. The 
above has been prepared, not only from a recollection of the 
events, but from private minutes made at the time by the writer, 
who therefore feels perfect confidence in its accuracy, in all the 
particulars touched upon. 

Thus much it was thought proper to detail, respecting the ori- 
gin of an Institution, which has been the means of awakening in 
the community, a laudable desire to extend their knowledge of 
the founders of a country, now the pride of all their well-in- 
formed descendants, and the pride of every truly enlightened 
mind of every country. 

To estimate the value of the influence exerted by the New 
England Historic-Genealogical Society, it is only necessary to 
take a survey of what had been published upon Genealogies and 
Local Histories in the United States before its establishment, and 
compare that survey with what, has been since published. And 
if there be any who feel or have felt disposed to decry the labors 
of the Society ; or to insinuate that such an Institution was not 
needed because there were kindred Institutions, they are respect- 
fully recommended to make the comparison alluded to. They 
are also requested to compare both manner and matter of what 
had hitherto been done, with the snme done since. 

It is a great gratification to witness a rapidly growing interest 
in the community, in that department of knowledge, for the pro- 
motion of which this Society was instituted. For it may be pre- 
sumed that no Institution, since that of Schools, provides so sure 
a way by which every one may be enabled to comply with one of 
the most important commands, : ' Know Thyself." And although 
no one may ever be able fully to comply with that command, he 
may approximate a compliance by obtaining a good knowledge 
of his kindred. 

Cunningham, Kinnecum, &c. — There was a family in Watertown 
about the beginning of the last century, of the name of Cuimi/uf/tam, 
which in the Church records is written Kinningham. — In a marriage, 1714, 
it is written Cunningham. In Middlesex Deeds, vol. 33, p. 375, is a deed 
of that John Cunningham, who, in 1714, married widow Elizabeth Cool- 
idge, in which he, by the name of Kinnecum, relinquished his right in the 
Coolidgc estate to the children of his wife bv her first husband. Sec Vol. 
VIII, p. 296. u. u. 

1855.] Memoir of Peter ChaYdon Brooks. 13 


[Continued from Vol. VIII, p. 309.] 

Chapter IV. 

The active part of Mr. Brooks's business life was passed, as 
has been already stated, between the years of 17S9 and 1803, at 
which time he relinquished his office in State street, being then 
but thirty-six years of age. The ten last years of this period 
were peculiarly favorable to the pursuit in which he was engaged. 
The existing war in«Europe threw much of the carrying trade of 
the world into the hands of the Americans ; — and the orders and 
decrees of the leading belligerents, equally violent and capricious, 
while they tended to derange the regular courses of trade, gave 
proportionably greater activity to the business of insurance. It 
was accordingly at this time, that Mr. Brooks's most rapid accu- 
mulations were made. He sometimes, himself, referred to this 
period of his life, as one of great and even dangerous prosperity. 
To use the language of a judicious obituary notice, which ap- 
peared in the Christian Register at the time of his decease;* 
" though little inclined at any time to speak of himself, he did, 
occasionally, when alluding to that time, remark, that 'lie then 
made money enough to turn any man's head.' But the reason 
why we mention this fact is, that it did not turn his head. It is 
a remark long since made by the greatest orator of antiquity, that 
extraordinary success forms the test of a weak mind, the failure 
to sustain which often shows that it is far harder to keep than to 
acquire. The most remarkable characteristic of Mr. Brooks, in 
his active pursuits, was his moderation in success. To him ex- 
travagant profits were no temptation to enter into hazardous 

enterprises." - , . er i k«# 

The quiet life of an unambitious man of business affords but 
few occurrences for the biographer. The most instructive treat- 
ment of such a subject is, if possible, to convey a lively impres- 
sion of the general state of the times. Conditions of society, ot 
great importance in the aggregate, are made up of parts and ^ele- 
ments, which, when taken singly, may be of little individua 
interest We have, in the first part of this memoir reco ded 
some facts illustrative of the general course of trade in the United 
States during the period of Mr. Brooks s active life. It was 
marked by two striking characteristics, viz., the ease and the cour- 
age with which men embarked, with small means, in distant and 
far-reaching adventure, and the prudence and moderatio n which 
governed their proceedings, and guided them to a successful r, 

Written by Hon. Charles Francis Adams. 

H Memoir of Peter Chahlon Brooks. [Jan. 

suit. The consequence was the formation of a class of merchants 
and men of business, in whom energy, moral courage, caution, 
and liberality were all remarkably combined. 

If our limits permitted, it would greatly increase the interest 
of this sketch to dwell upon the characters of Mr. Brooks's prom- 
inent contemporaries and associates, the men who frequented his 
office as underwriters or as parties seeking to be insured, the 
companions of his social hours, and co-members with him of the 
community to which their principles, manners, and course of life 
gave its characteristic features. It is out of our power to do this 
in detail, but we may indulge in a passing allusion to one or two 
well-remembered names. Among the most* eminent merchants 
of this day was Thomas Russell, who was one of the first who 
engaged in the trade with Russia, at the close of the revolutionary 
war. He was of an old Charlestown family, — (if anything re- 
lating to families can be called old in this country, especially in 
reference to the middle of the last century,) and resided there a 
part of the year till his death. This estimable gentleman was 
regarded, in his day, as standing at the head of the merchants of 
Boston. He lived at the corner of Summer and Arch streets. 
According to the fashion of the day, he generally appeared on 
'Change in full dress; which implied at that time, for elderly 
persons, usually a coat of some light colored cloth, small clothes, 
diamond or paste buckles at the knee and in the shoes, silk stock- 
ings, powdered hair, and a cocked hat ; in cold weather a scarlet 
cloak. A scarlet cloak and a white head were, in the last cen- 
tury, to be seen at the end of every pew in some of the Boston 
churches. In the latter part of his life, Mr. Russell built the 
stately mansion in Charlestown, which is still, we believe, stand- 
ing, near the old bridge, and is used as a hotel. Though living 
on the bank of Charles river, on great occasions, before the bridge 
was built, his family drove to town in a coach drawn by four 
black horses, through Cambridge, Brighton, and Roxbury. Mr. 
Russell, at his decease in 1796, is supposed to have left the larg- 
est property which had at that time been accumulated in New 
England. He was a gentleman of great worth and respectability, 
and enjoyed the entire confidence of the community. 

John Hancock was, at this time, still accounted a Boston mer- 
chant, though but little, if at all, concerned in active commerce. 
He lived in the family mansion, still standing in Beacon street, 
built by his uncle, Mr. Thomas Hancock, from whom he inherit- 
ed his fortune. In a description of "this earthly paradise," as it 
is called by its author, and which was written in 17S9, Governor 
Hancock's place and the surroundings are spoken of in the 
following terms, which may serve at once as a reminiscence of 
the localities, — now somewhat changed, — and of the literary taste 
of the times: 

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" In a word, if purity of air, extensive prospects, elegance and convenience 
united, are allowed to have charms, this seat is scarcely surpassed by any in the 
Union. Here the severe blasts of winter are checked by a range of hills, thrown 
in the back ground, which shelter the north and northwest from the inclement 
gale. There the mild zephyrs of spring are borne on the pinions of the south, and 
breathe salubrity in every breath. On one side the flowery meads expand the party- 
colored robe of summer; on the other, golden harvests luxuriantly decorate the 
distant field, and autumn spreads her mantle filled with richest crops. Now a 
6ilent river gently Hows along delightful banks, tufted by rows of ancient elms, 
and now the wild wave dashing to the sky, rolls its tempestuous billow from 
afar. Here glides the little skiff, on the smooth surface of the polished stre.un, 
and there the sons of commerce leave receding shores behind and sweep across 
the liquid main." * 

The glowing description ends with a quotation from Horace. 

Other already distinguished or rising merchants and men of 
business of this period, were the Messrs. Amory, Joseph Barrel!, 
one of the projectors of the first voyage to the Northwest Coast, 
Samuel Breclc, Samuel Brown, Charles Bulfinch, connected 
with Mr. Barrcll in the voyage of the Columbia and Washing- 
ton, John Codman, Samuel Eliot, Gardner Greene, Stephen 
Higginson, Tu thill Hubbart, John C. Jones, Theodore Lyman, 
Jonathan Mason, Samuel Parkman, the Messrs. Perkins, William 
Phillips, father and son, William Powell, David Sears, and Joseph 
Russell, of whom the last named only is now living. Most of 
these persons, whose names we have mentioned, had business 
connections with Mr. Brooks, more or less intimate, from the 
time his office was opened in 1789 till he retired in 1803. 

The restoration of general peace in that year by the conclusion 
of the treaty of Amiens, made it certain that the business of in- 
surance would cease to be as important, as it had been since the 
commencement of the French revolution. This circumstance, 
with the decease of a friend whose estate it was supposed might 
sulFcr materially by the sudden termination to which his affairs 
were brought, led Mr. Brooks, in the early prime of life, and 
while he was moving on the flood tide of fortune, to form the 
resolution of withdrawing from all active participation in busi- 
ness. This resolution, deliberately formed, was steadily execut- 
ed ; and from the year 1S03 to 1806 he devoted himself to the 
settlement of the risks in which he was interested, and the liqui- 
dation of all outstanding engagements. 

Having accomplished this object as far as practicable, he was 
led,, at the urgent request of friends,, and with a view to the em- 
ployment of his leisure, to accept the office of the President of the 
New England Insurance Company, which had been incorporated 
a few years before in Boston, and was the first chartered com- 
pany of this description in the State. He filled this situation for a 
few years, and then retired definitively from all business relations. 
A portion of his morning hours were henceforward devoted to 

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16 Memoir of Peter Ckardon Brooks. 


the management of his property ; but much of the day was given 
to those miscellaneous duties which society at all times devolves 
upon men of intelligence and probity, known not to be absorbed in 
affairs ; the direction of public trusts, and the concerns of various 
institutions of philanthropy and charity. In the summer season, 
the after part of the day was given to the care of his farm ; and 
at all times, the kindly duties of social intercourse with a numer- 
ous family and friendly circle, were discharged by him with 
equal cordiality and diligence. If he could be said to have any 
occupation as a man of business, it was that of a private banker ; 
but he remained to the close of his life an entire stranger to the 
exchange, and transacted no business for others on commission, 
nor for himself on credit. 

The object of this memoir being not to give unmerited noto- 
riety to an individual, but to show, by a striking example, in 
what way a person starting without capital may in this commu- 
nity rise to wealth, and that in a quiet and regular course of 
business, we have thought it might be useful in this place to 
state a few of the principles by which Mr. Brooks was governed 
through life, and to which he undoubtedly owed his success. 

The first was one to which we have already alluded, viz., to 
abstain, as a general rule, from speculative investments. To 
quote again the language of Mr. Adams's obituary notice, "his 
maxim was, that the whole value of wealth consisted in the per- 
sonal independence which it secured, and he was never inclined 
to put that good, once won, again at hazard, in the mere quest of 
extraordinary additions to his superfluity." Acting on this prin- 
ciple, he was content with moderate returns, and avoided invest- 
ments attended with risk and uncertainty. He never made pur- 
chases of unproductive real estate, on a calculation of future 
enhanced value. He did not engage largely in manufactures ; 
feeling how liable they were to surfer by capricious legislation, 
caused by fluctuating political influences, and also from the ne- 
cessity, in many cases, of entrusting the management of immense 
capitals to persons not trained to the business carried on. He 
considered railroad stocks, generally speaking, as a precarious 
property, from the passion for multiplying such enterprises on 
borrowed means, beyond the real wants of the country, and in 
cases where ruinous competition with rival lines must ensue. 
He contemplated, also, with prophetic foresight, the endless 
stock-jobbery likely to attend the undue multiplication of these 
enterprises. He was however at all times willing, to a reasona- 
ble extent, to loan his funds for the accommodation of solid, 
well-conducted corporations. 

Another of Mr. Brooks's principles of business was never, 
either directly or indirectly, to take more than legal interest. 
Had he been willing to violate this rule, and that in modes not 

1S55.] Memoir of Peter ChaAlon Brooks. 17 

condemned by the letter of the Law, nor by public opinion, he 
mi< T ht easily have doubled his fortune. Bat many considerations 
leoMiim to adopt and adhere to his rule on this subject. It was 
contrary to law to take more than legal interest, and he held it 
to be eminently dangerous to tamper with the duty of a good 
citizen, and break the law, because he might think the thing for- 
bidden not morally wrong. This consideration was entirely irre- 
spective of the fact, that at one period, by the law of this State, 
the contract was wholly vitiated by the demand of usurious in- 
terest, and the creditor placed in the debtor's power ; an absurd 
inversion of the relation of the parties, or rather an entire annihi- 
lation of the value of property. But after the mitigation of the 
law in this respect, Mr. Brooks's practice remained unaltered. 
He believed and often said, that, in the Ion™ run, six per cent, is 
as much as the bare use of money is worth in this country ; that 
to demand more was for the capitalist to claim the benefit of the 
borrower's skill in some particular business, or of his courage 
and energy ; or else it was to take advantage of his neighbor's 
need. lie frequently said that he would never put it in the 
power of any one, in a reverse of fortune, to ascribe his ruin to 
the payment of usurious interest to him. On more than one oc- 
casion, when some beneficial public object was to be promoted, 
he loaned large sums at an interest below the legal and current 


These views,— though shared by a few of Mr. Brooks's wealthy 
contemporaries,— are certainly not those which generally prevail ; 
and he himself, as a question of political economy, doubted the 
soundness of the usury law. He thought that money was a 
species of merchandise, of which the value ought not to be fixed 
by legislation ; and that all laws passed for that purpose tended 
to defeat their own end. By tempting men to illegal evasions of 
the law, they increased the difficulty of obtaining regular loans, 
in times of pressure, and eventually compelled the borrower to 
pay more for his accommodation. That he paid it under the name 
of commission, guaranty, or premium, rather than that of inter- 

est was no relief. , 

' It was another of his principles never, himself, to borrow mon- 
ey The loan from Mr. Brown, above alluded to, may seem an 
exception to this remark, but it was under circumstances of a very 
peculiar nature, resembling less a business loan than a friend y ad- 
vancement, made by a person in years to a young man entering 
Sb and standing, pro tanto, in a filial relation to the lender. It 
doubtful whether, with this exception, Mr. Brooks's name was 
ever subscribed to a note of hand. What he could not compass 
by present means was to him interdicted Equally invincible 
was P his objection to becoming responsible by endorsement for 
the obligations of others. Without denying the necessity, m ac- 


13 Memoir of Peter Char\lon Brooks. [Jan. 

tive trade, of anticipating the payment of business paper, he 
shunned every transaction, however brilliant the promise of future 
gain, which required the use of borrowed means. The bold spirit 
of modern enterprise will deride as narrow-minded so cautious 
a maxim; but the vast numbers of individuals and families an- 
nually ruined by its non-observance, — to say nothing of the 
heaven-daring immoralities so often brought to light, to which 
men are tempted in the too great haste to be rich, — go far to jus- 
tify Mr. Brooks's course. It is highly probable that, in the ag- 
gregate, as much property is lost and sacrificed in the United 
States by the abuse of credit, as is gained by its legitimate use. 
With respect to the moral mischiefs resulting from some of the 
prevailing habits of our business community, — the racking cares 
and the corroding uncertainties, the mean deceptions, and the 
measureless frauds to which they sometimes lead, — language is 
inadequate to do justice to the notorious and appalling truth. 

Having recorded above Mr. Brooks's aversion to speculative 
investments, it is hardly necessary to say that purchases of the 
unsettled lands in the West were regarded by him in this light. 
It is probable that the result of the enterprize of Gorham and 
Phelps, above alluded to, had in early life produced an impression 
on his mind unfavorable to these speculations. The Yazoo pur- 
chase, in which many Bostonians were to their cost deeply in- 
volved, had strengthened this impression. In a single instance 
only, as far as we are aware, was Mr. Brooks induced, and that 
by the urgency of friends, to take a part in an investment of this 
kind, having joined some friends in a purchase of lands in the 
State of Ohio. The tract selected lay partly within the limits of 
the city of Cleveland, and stretched for some distance to the 
south, into the interior. It was of course admirably chosen ; but 
after retaining his interest in the purchase several years, and find- 
ing that tax-bills came in much more rapidly than rents, he sold 
out at a barely saving price, — affording another confirmation of 
what may be considered an axiom, that speculations in wild 
lands, by non-resident proprietors, rarely lead to any great ac- 
cumulations of property. It is not desirable that they should, 
for any such accumulation must be a tax upon the settlers of the 
lands ; the pioneers of civilization, whose lot in life is at best so 
laborious, as to merit exemption from any unnecessary hardship. 

The town of Chardon, in the northeastern part of Ohio, is 
within the limits of the purchase above alluded to, and com- 
memorates the name of Mr. Brooks. Long after he had ceased 
to hold any property in it, a bell, presented by him to the village 
church, bore testimony to his friendly interest in the settlement. 

Mr. Brooks was a member of most of the leading charitable 
corporations of the State, — a trustee of many of them. He was 
an early and active member of the Board of Trustees of the 

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Agricultural Society, and took a great interest in promoting its 
objects. He was a Trustee, and latterly President of the" Massa- 
chusetts Charitable Congregational Society, and contributed lib- 
erally to its funds. He was for some years President of the 
Savings' Bank of Boston, and of the Massachusetts Hospital Life 
Insurance Company. When the Washington Monument Society 
was organized, he was appointed its Treasurer. The sum raised 
by subscription was about ten thousand dollars, and the contract 
for the Statue with Sir Francis Chantrey was for that sum. 
Fortunately, the work was several years in progress, during 
which time the funds of the Association were steadily accumu- 
lating in Mr. Brooks's hands ; so that when the Statue was de- 
livered, after paying the sculptor, there were more than seven 
thousand dollars at the command of the Trustees for the erection 
of the Tribune adjoining the State-house, in which it was set up. 
In addition to services of this kind of a more public nature, 
much of Mr. Brooks's time, at all periods of his life, was given 
gratuitously to the management of important business concerns 
for relatives and friends. There was, perhaps, no person in the 
community, whose opinion on matters of business was more fre- 
quently asked ; and probably no one ever regretted taking his 

Chapter V. 

We have already observed that, from an early period, Mr. 
Brooks passed his summers in the country, on the spot which 
though not actually that of his own birth, had been the home of 
his childhood and the seat of his family for generations in the 
western part of Mcdford. Having been in his boyhood brought 
up on a farm, he never lost his fondness for rural occupations. 
In fact, he was a thorough practical farmer. He enlarged by 
purchase his patrimonial acres, and, from the time they came into 
his possession, superintended their cultivation. In 1804, he re- 
placed the cottage in which he had been brought up with a large 
and convenient house. This was his residence during the sum- 
mer months for the rest of his life. He found in .these rural 
pursuits not merely rational amusement, but great benefit to his 
health: and at the same time afforded to the neighborhood an 
example of well conducted husbandry. This farm is delightful^ 
situated on the margin of the little sheet of water where the 
Mystic River takes its source. The name of the town in its 
original spelling-Meadford-was probably derived from the fact 
tl lat the river, which soon expands into a broad estuary, could 
her be c ssed on foot. It was, like most of the head waters of 
the New England streams, a favorite resort of the native jtnb .es 
Their rude implements are still sometimes turned up by the 
plough, in the fields at Medford. 

20 Memoir of Peter Chardbn Brooks. [Jan. 

Mr. Brooks had an especial fondness for a few ancestral trees 
which adorned his farm, and learned, from the pleasure they 
afforded him, the duty of each generation to do its part in securing 
the same gratification to posterity. Many thousand trees were 
planted by him, and the native growth was carefully preserved. 
The beautiful little delta, which now so greatly ornaments the 
village of West Medford, at the fork of the public roads near his 
house, was planted by him about 1824. The remarkably hand- 
some elm by the side of the Church, on the right hand as you 
enter Chauncy Place from Summer street, in Boston, was removed 
by him from Medford about the same time, when of a size to be 
easily carried on a man's shoulder, and was planted with his own 
hands on the spot where it now stands, — a stately, spreading tree. 

Among the chief sources of enjoyment which Mr. Brooks found 
at Medford was the congenial society of several persons of great 
eminence and worth, his intimate friends. Among them was the 
venerable and well-remembered pastor of the Church, the late 
Dr. David Osgood, who was settled there shortly after the revo- 
lutionary war, and continued till his decease, the only clergyman 
in the town. Mr. Brooks was a regular attendant upon his min- 
istry, and had a great respect for his personal character. Dr. Os- 
good was of the old school of divines and pastors, and belonged 
to a class which has almost passed away from among us, and left 
no successors. He adhered to the old-fashioned orthodoxy, which 
prevailed almost universally in his youth ; but took no part in 
recent controversies. He maintained in his person the great pro- 
fessional ascendency which belonged to the clergy in other days, 
and, so long as he lived, no rival pulpit ventured to erect itself in 

Governor Brooks, — the distant relative of Mr. Brooks, — was an- 
other of his Medford neighbors, for whom he cherished a warm 
attachment, and in whose society he found a constant resource. 
His public character has been alluded to in the first part of this 
memoir. An admirable portrait of him was painted by Stuart 
for Mr. Brooks. Governor Brooks was by five years only the 
senior ; and they passed through life in the cultivation of an un- 
broken friendship. The Governor was not more distinguished 
for the high character which rendered him, both in war and in 
peace, a man of mark and eminence, than for the sterling qualities 
of private life. 

The late highly respectable Timothy Bigelow, son of Colonel 
Bigelow of revolutionary memory, was another of Mr. Brooks's 
much valued Medford friends. Though not a native of the town, 
he had established himself there at an early period, and repre- 
sented Medford, for a long series of years, in the Legislature of 
Massachusetts, where he occupied the Speaker's chair, in the 
House of Representatives, for a longer time than any other indi- 

1S55.] Memoir of Peter Chardon Brooks. 21 

vidual by whom it was ever filled. Mr. Bigelow was for many 
years a leading counsel at the Middlesex bar; and his great con- 
versational powers fitted him, in an eminent degree, for social 
intercourse. His rural tastes were congenial with those of Mr. 
Brooks. His beautiful grounds on the banks of the Mystic con- 
tinue to form one of the ornaments of the village of Medford. 

In addition to the foregoing public characters, the social circle 
at Medford embraced several individuals of great worth and intel- 
ligence, whose intercourse formed no inconsiderable part of the 
attraction of the place. Mr. Brooks's relations with them, as 
with neighbors and townsmen, were ever of the most satisfactory 
and agreeable kind, and it is believed that he passed through life 
without being involved, in a single instance, in any of those per- 
sonal feuds or controversies, which are too apt to spring up in our 
country towns, and destroy the harmony of individuals, families, 
and whole communities. 

It has already been stated that Mr. Brooks was wholly free 
from political ambition. But though he never sought public life, 
he was occasionally persuaded to accept a nomination for the 
Legislature of Massachusetts. He was, at different times, a mem- 
ber of the Executive Council, of the Senate and House of Rep- 
resentatives, and of the Convention called in 1S20 to amend the 
Constitution of the State. In all these bodies he held a position 
of respectability and influence. He rarely spoke, and never 
without having something to say which was worth listening to. 
On questions of banking, insurance, and finance, his opinions 
had very great weight, in all the bodies of which he was a mem- 
ber. This deference to his judgment proceeded in part from his 
familiarity with those subjects ; — from the clearness, precision, 
and common sense nature of his views ; — and in part also from 
his unsuspected integrity. The idea that his course on any mat- 
ter of legislation could be affected by his personal interest proba- 
bly never entered into any man's mind. Although it is one of 
the most common and successful artifices of the demagogue to 
awaken or foment an unkind feeling between town and country, 
probably no individual was ever personally less obnoxious to the 
jealousies and suspicions, which have their origin in this unprin- 
cipled attempt. 

Among the subjects to which the attention of Mr. Brooks was 
particularly turned, as a member of the Legislature, there was 
probably none in reference to which his influence was more ben- 
eficially felt than that of lotteries. This onerous and wasteful 
mode of raising money for public objects was countenanced and 
resorted to in Massachusetts till 1821. It had been employed 
without scruple for purposes the most meritorious, and by indi- 
viduals and corporations of the greatest respectability. The 
construction of canals and bridges, the erection of college edifices, 

22 Memoir of Peter Chardon Brooks. [Jan. 

and the preservation of Plymouth Beach, — works and objects of 
the most undoubted utility, — had, under the auspices of the most 
dignified public bodies, sought their resources in a lottery. In 
addition to the lotteries granted by our own Legislature, the tick- 
ets of those of other States were freely vended within the limits 
of Massachusetts. It had been for some time apparent to reflect- 
ing minds, that no form of taxation could be imagined at once so 
unequal and so demoralizing as a lottery, — none in which the 
yield stood in such ridiculous disproportion to the burden borne 
by the public. Where the object, for which the lottery was 
granted, lay without the limits of the State, the evil was, of 
course, augmented by this circumstance. The injury inflicted 
upon the morals of the community by upholding a species of 
gambling, rendered doubly pernicious by the respectable sanction 
under which it was carried on, had begun to be a source of anx- 
iety. It was reserved for Mr. Brooks, by a plain matter-of-fact 
statement, to concentrate the- public opinion on this subject, and 
to effect an abatement of the nuisance. 

On the 31st of January, 1821, a committee, of which he was 
chairman, was appointed by the Senate of Massachusetts " to 
examine generally into the concerns of every lottery now in ope- 
ration in this Commonwealth."* This committee reported on the 
9th of February. From their report it appeared, that the number 
of lotteries embraced within the scope of the inquiry was three, 
'viz., the Union Canal lottery, originally granted in New Hamp- 
shire, the Springfield Bridge lottery, and the Plymouth Beach 
lottery. The term for which the Union Canal lottery was 
granted had expired ; but as no part of the sum required had yet 
been raised, an application was pending before the Legislature of 
Massachusetts to extend the charter. The committee were there- 
fore led to make a brief statement of the operations of this lottery, 
during the six years for which it had been carried on. From 
this statement it appeared, that tickets had been sold in the six 
classes to the amount of $107,328. The sum paid out in prizes 
amounted to $400,497. The incidental expenses and services 
were charged by the managers at $39,988 ; bad debts, through 
the agency of brokers, at $21,315; and interest on money bor- 
rowed to pay prizes, $2,703. The general result from these 
elements was a net loss of $5,047 to the persons, to whom the 
lottery was granted for the purpose of opening the canal. Thus 
the ticket-buying public had been taxed nearly half a million of 
dollars, for the sake of paying back about four fifths of that sum 
to the drawers of prizes in all parts of the country, and with an 
absolute loss to the canal of between five and six thousand dol- 

* The committee consisted of P. C. Brooks and Benj. Pickman of Boston in 
the Senate, and Messrs. Lawrence of Groton, Stcbbins of Palmer, and Hedge ot 
Plymouth, in the House. 

IS55.] Memoir of Peter Char ftoyi Brooks. 23 

lars. In the face of these facts an extension of the privilege was 
asked for, by the undertakers ! 

Of the Springfield Bridge lottery, the committee only remark, 
that, as the time for which it was granted was to expire in June, 
and as the sum allowed to be raised was not yet realized, it would 
be competent for the Legislature, on an application for an exten- 
sion of the grant, to institute an inquiry into the proceedings of 
the managers. 

With respect to the Plymouth Beach lottery, — which was evi- 
dently regarded by the committee as the most important case, — 
they remarked that it was still in operation ; that the managers 
had lately drawn the ninth and tenth classes, and were then 
drawing the eleventh; and that it would not be possible, during 
the then present session of the Legislature, to complete an exam- 
ination which should include those classes, and present an exact 
account of all the money raised. The Report accordingly recom- 
mended the adoption of an order for a joint committee of the 
Legislature to sit in the recess, for the purpose of examining into 
the accounts of the Plymouth Beach lottery, with full power to 
send for persons and papers. 

This order was adopted by the two houses, and Mr. Brooks 
was of course named chairman of the joint committee.* Their 
report was made in the House of Representatives on the 14th 
June, at the ensuing spring session, and was in the following 
terms : — 

The Committee of both Houses, appointed February 9th, 1821, " To examine, in 
the recess of the Legislature, into the accounts and concerns of the Plymouth 
Beach lottery, so called, with full power to send for persons and papers, and to 
make report of their doings on the first day of the first session of the next General 
Court — have attended to that service, with some care, and now respectfully sub- 
mit the following Report : — 

The first grant of a lottery to the town of Plymouth to raise $1G,000 for the 
purpose of completing the repairs of Plymouth Beach, was for the term of five 
years, and was dated February 28, 1812. Among other things, it provided that 
the managers should give bonds to the town for $15,000, with conditions to pay 
over the whole proceeds, — without deduction for services or expenses, except one 
thousand dollars, — and should render an account to the selectmen of Plymouth to 
be approved of by them, and then presented to the Governor and Council for ap- 
probation, and should pay to the agents appointed by the town, in sixty days after 
each class was drawn, 15-1 Gths of the proceeds of each class. Under this act the 
managers were chosen, but it does not appear that anything more was done. 

On the 18th of June, 1812, about four months after the first grant, an additional 
act was passed, authorizing the managers, — instead of being confined to one 
thousand dollars for all charges and expenses, — to deduct from the sum raised in 
each class, the charges of stationery, printing, and other necessary expenses of 
drawing each class of said lottery, — managers' services and expenses excepted. 

With this additional act the lottery proceeded, and within the term of two 
years, four classes were completed, — the first having been finished in April, 1813, 
and the fourth, in October, 1814. But he/ore this time, the Committee are most 
clearly of opinion that the lottery ought to have been stopped. For it appears, be- 

* The new committee consisted of P. C. Brooks of the Senate, and Messrs. 
Lawrence of Grot, n, and Hooper of Marblehead, of the House. 

24 Memoir of Peter Chardon Brooks. [Jan. 

yond the admission of a doubt, that, after deducting all the charges which by the 
acts then existing they had a right to make, and which amounted to no less a sum 
than #7,767 24, there was, on the completion of the third class, a clear gain of 
$92,718 97, leaving in the managers' hands a surplus of §7,718 1)7, beyond the 
sum of $15,000 allowed to be raised for the repairs of the Plymouth Beach. If to 
this be added the result of the fourth class, the gain would be increased to 
$(•27,0:18 10, being §12,038 10, in the hands of the managers, over and above the 
sum allowed to be raised, and this ajter taking out §10,751 07, for expenses. In this 
estimate it is true that nothing is allowed for the services of the managers, because 
the law expressly forbade it. But if, on a representation to the Legislature, at the 
end of the third or fourth classes, a charge for their services, though in words 
excepted, should have been deemed reasonable, the General Court would have 
probably considered that the means in hand were most ample for that purpose, 
and would not, by additional powers, have permitted the lottery to proceed any 
further: — for if it had ceased, at the end of the third class, there would have been 
a surplus, as before stated, of §7,718 97, and if at the fourth, of §12,038 10, ap- 
plicable to the payment of the managers, or to any other object as the government 
might have directed. 

Why the lottery was not ffrought to a close, at either of these periods, the 
Committee are at a loss to conjecture. It does not appear from any of the papers, 
that the selectmen or their agent, made any examination of the accounts of the 
managers, or that the latter presented any account for settlement, on the com- 
pletion of the third or fourth classes. On the contrary, your Committee have un- 
derstood that no examination of that kind took place till after the drawing of the 
sixth class. The grant, indeed, required, that, in sixty days after each class ivas 
drawn, the proceeds should be paid to the town of Plymouth. The third class 
was finished March 28, 1814, in sixty days from that time, viz., May 28, 1814, — 
though the whole sum of §15,000 was gained, by the terms of the grant, and 
§7,718 97, besides, — the town had received but §3,000; and in sixty days after 
the fourth class was finished, viz., December 31, 1814, only §9,110 04 had been 
paid in all to the town. 

The Committee, having proceeded thus far, can only regret that an accurate 
view of the affairs of this lottery had not been taken at the time of completing the 
fourth class, as, in that case, it seems impossible that the gentlemen concerned, 
on the part of the town, should have felt themselves warranted in going on a 
step further, without first submitting their doings to the Governor and Council, as 
the act required. Instead of doing this, however, an additional act was asked 
for, and obtained, February 16th, 1815, by which authority was given to the man- 
agers to deduct from each class, not only the charges of stationery, printing, and 
other expenses of drawing of every class, but also like reasonable compensations 
for their services and expenses as were allowed, by the President and Fellows of 
Harvard College, to the managers of the lottery under their act of March 14, 1800, 
anything in the former acts to the contrary notwithstanding. The compensation 
to the College managers was found, by the Committee, though not mentioned in 
their act, to have been five per cent, to the managers on all tickets sold, and two 
per cent, to venders, besides other charges. 

Under this third act the Managers of the Plymouth Beach proceeded to draw 
seven classes more, making, in all, eleven, and completed the last, April 30th, 
1821. On examination it was found, that, in making up their accounts, the man- 
agers have deducted the same commissions and services, for themselves, in the 
four classes previously to the act of 1815, as on the seven subsequently drawn. 
Whether this could have been the intention of the Legislature,— under any cir- 
cumstances,— the Committee do not undertake to decide. Stating their accounts 
in this way, however, the managers make it appear that the net sum of gains pay- 
able by them, on the eleven classes, to the town of Plymouth, is only §9_,87G 15, 
and of course that the lottery ought to proceed till they have raised §5,123 85 

The Committee have observed, in looking into this statement, that the commis- 
sions charged, as paid to venders, exceeds two per cent, by the sum of §3,152 93, 
which, if wrong, would reduce the sum still to be raised to $ 1,970 92. There is 
nothing, in point ul time, to prevent the managers from going on, because there 


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was yet nnothcr net obtained in their favor, December 9, 1816, which allows them 
to prosecute said lottery till they have gained the $16,000, with the necessary 
expenses attending the same, agreeably to the several acts passed on this subject. 
Nine years have elapsed since the lottery was granted, — and it has been in ope- 
ration for about that period. 

Your Committee have endeavored to state, precisely, the result of the four first 
classes. They now beg leave to present the issue of the whole number of eleven 
together, as made out by the managers. They shall then, as they trust, have 
given to the General Court a true, and, as they hope, a plain and intelligible view 
of the whole matter, and thus have answered the object of their appointment. 

The whole number of 11 classes comprehended 118,000 tickets, 

amounting to 

Advance received on the same, by 6alcs, when drawing, 

Accounted for as follows: — 
Amount paid out for prizes, in money, 
Do. do. do. do., 

Amount of tickets returned unsold, 

Commissions of managers, cast on the 11 

classes alike, . . . $35,987 43 

Deduct commissions on bad debts, . 1,116 14 

$883,000 00 
3,439 75 

880,439 75 

$594,571 11 
37,300 00 

031,871 11 
163,974 00 

794,847 11 

Services of managers, hj the day, on 
1 1 classes, 

Commissions to venders, 

Do. do., extra, 

34,821 29 
2,722 00 

15,320 77 
1,034 18 

Clerk hire, ...... 

Printing expenses, &c., .... 

Postages, ...... 

Boys, for drawing, rolling numbers, making lists, &c, 
House hire, while drawing, .... 

Counterfeit money, ..... 

Bad debts, .... 23,700 18 

Deduct what has been recovered, . 1,377 80 

Interest on money borrowed to carry on 5th class, 
fj^r^ Amount paid the town of Plymouth for the net 
gain on 11 classes, .... 

37,543 29 

16,360 95 

1,018 00 

1,669 02 

109 23 

663 50 

1,011 18 

14 00 

22,322 32 

1,000 00 

9,876 15 

$586,439 75 

The Committee deem it proper to add, notwithstanding what has been said, that 
the managers, after finishing six classes, submitted them to the town of Plymouth 
for examination, and after completing the other five, submitted them to the exam- 
ination of the Governor and Council. The evidence of their having done 60 is 
herewith presented, as a part of this report. They deem it but just further to 
add, that the managers, in justification of their having allowed extra commissions 
to venders, produced a settlement made with the Harvard College managers, in 
which the sum of $200 was allowed for a like purpose, though the contract be- 
tween the College and its managers was silent on that point 

26 Memoir of Peter CAardon Brooks. [Jan. 

The present occasion affords good opportunity for your Committee to express, 
what they eo strongly feel, their most decided disapprobation of lotteries and to 
set forth their ruinous effects on those classes of the community least able to bear 
lie loss. But they refrain, under the impression, that, if the late disclosures made 
to the Legislature, on the subject of lotteries, are insufficient to prove their per- 
nicious tendency, nothing which they can say could be of any avail 

nl, w C01 !f If ° P, y ° nr C , T ilt ? e , report ? aS thcir delibera te opinion, that the 
objects of the Plymouth Beach lottery have been fully attained, and that the 
managers have no legal right to proceed with it any longer. 

(Signed,) p. C. BROOKS, by order. 

The foregoing report was the coup de grace to all grants of 
lotteries hi Massachusetts. The tickets however of foreign lot- 
teries continued to be sold to a great and demoralizing extent, 
and public opinion against their toleration rapidly gained strength. 
Ill 1833, during the session of the Legislature, a person, thirty- 
five years of age, of reputed integrity and fair character, was so 
far earned away by the temptation of lotteries as to consume in 
eight months all his own property, and eighteen thousand dollars 
belonging to his employers. On the discovery of his defalcation, 
he committed suicide. This calamitous event powerfully affect- 
ed the public mind. Hon. J. T. Buckingham, then a member of 
the House of Representatives, moved for a committee of inquiry 
and made a very able report on the subject. An act was passed 
imposing a penalty on the sale of tickets in lotteries not authorized 
by law.* By this law, the sale of lottery tickets in Massachusetts, 
if not wholly prevented, has been reduced to very narrow limits. 
Similar legislation by other States has contributed to the same 
result. It is matter of just surprise, that a tax so onerous to the 
community, and so demoralizing to the individual, should still be 
tolerated in Delaware and Maryland, and perhaps in other States. 
The lottery brokers in Baltimore still scatter their poisonous ad- 
vertisements by mail through the country, and the main street of 
Washington, notwithstanding her own disastrous experience, is 
still lined with the offices of their agents. 

Chapter VI. 

Mr. Brooks had led an active business life, or had been engaged 
in important pecuniary transactions, for forty years, without ever 
having been involved in a law suit, on his own account, either 
as plaintiff or defendant. At length, after three years of prepara- 
tion, an action was brought against him in 1S29, on a bill of 
equity, by the administrators de bonis non of Tuthill Hubbart, 
who had been dead about a quarter of a century. This gentle- 
man had been one of the largest of Mr. Brooks's underwriters, 
and an extensive confidential connection had existed between 
them for many years. After Mr. Hubbart's decease, Mr. Brooks 
made a general settlement with his estate ; and as, from the na- 

* Buckingham's Personal Memoirs, Vol. II, p. 231. 

1S55.] Memoir of Peter Chardon Brooks. 27 

tare of insurance business, numerous accounts were outstanding, 
the gross sum of sixty thousand dollars was paid by him in 
1SU8, and accepted by the administrators, as a full and final dis- 
charge of all claims against Mr. Brooks. The action brought in 
1829 was to set aside this settlement, on the alleged ground, that 
in stating the accounts in 1SU8, important items to the credit of 
Mr. Hubbart had been omitted. Wilful fraud was not charged 
by the parties, probably not suspected ; but a suit of this kind, 
involving, as was alleged, a very large sum, to be swelled by 
twenty-one years' interest, brought after the interval of an entire 
generation since the grounds of the action accrued, and requiring 
the scrutiny of long-forgotten accounts, under the almost total 
loss of contemporary living evidence, was well calculated to dis- 
tress a sensitive mind. Unavowed attempts to excite popular 
prejudice were made out of doors. There was no individual in the 
community, in reference to whom a charge even of technical fraud, 
where no moral guilt is imputed, could be made with less chance 
of gaining credence. But the readiness to think evil of our 
neighbors leads many persons 'at all times to take for granted, 
that there must be something wrong in a state of facts like that 
which led to the suit in question. 

Fortunately for the good name of Mr. Brooks, the parties by 
whom the suit was instituted thought it expedient to engage the 
services not merely of counsel of the greatest eminence, but such 
as could not be suspected of anv bias, arising from the universal 
local confidence* not only in Mr. Brooks's rigid integrity, but in 
his punctilious accuracy. They accordingly retained Mr. Wirt 
of Baltimore, then at the summit of his reputation, who was as- 
sisted by business counsel from the Suffolk bar, of proverbia 
acuteness and sagacity* Mr. Wirt, in writing home to a tnend 
shortly after his arrival in Boston, alluding to his assistant, 
says : — 

" I am following the explanations of one of the truest-nosed beagles, that ever 
was put on a cold trail. He is a fine fellow, as true as a nfle ; and *"Mf»» 
curiosity to see him threading these old mazes. I shall have a hard heat in the 
cause. I am brought here to combat Webster, on Ins own arena, and I t ink I 
shall gain the dayT which will be a great triumph. Haying «»^™"j 
adversary before, I know his strength and all his trips. It is a good way toward 
a victor/to feel undaunted. My health and spirits are uncommonly good, t 

The accomplished and amiable advocate, in dwelling upon the 
strength of the adversary counsel, as if everything depended 
upon that, does not appear, at this time, to have reflected suffi- 
ciently upon the possible strength of the cause he was himself to 
oppose. In another letter, written a week later, he says :— 

• The counsel for plaintiff were Mr. Wirt, and Mr. B. R. Nichols; for defend- 
ant, Mr. Webster, Mr. Gorham, and Mr. Warner, 
f Kennedy's Life of Wirt, Vol. II, pp. 232—234. 

28 Memoir of Peter Chdrdon Brooks. [Jan. 

" Our adversaries opened their case yesterday in a speech of six hours. I have 
an exceedingly tough cause of it. The court I fear is against us. The case ia 
intrinsically very difficult, complicated, and extensive; and is a very severe 
task." * 3 

This, of course, is the representation of counsel employed to 
sustain the suit, and wears somewhat the appearance of a prepa- 
ration for anticipated failure. What indication of a supposed 
leaning of the court could have been given at this early stage of 
the trial is not easily conceivable. The case certainly took a 
very extensive range ; but the defendant and his counsel regard- 
ed it as otherwise simple in its character, and clear in its prin- 

At the close of the trial Mr. Wirt writes : — 

" I went to the court on Wednesday with more despair than I ever went to a 
court room in my life. I would have given any sum in my power never to have 
come to Boston. I was worn out by the week's trial, prostrate, nerveless ; and so 
crowded was the room with ladies and gentlemen, that I could scarcely get in. 
You would have pitied me, if you could have seen my sinking heart. And yet, in 
a speech of live hours, I was never better satisfied with myself. Such vociferous 

"When I had finished, Mr. Brooks, who was the defendant against whom I had 
been trying the cause, came to me at the bar, and, taking my hand, spoke to me 
in the kindest terms, expressing his high satisfaction at my demeanor toward him, 
during the trial. His friends have been among the most attentive persons to me. 
My clients, on the other hand, were delighted." * 

It would greatly exceed the limits of this memoir, to enter 
fully into the details of the case. All the facts necessary to a 
full understanding of it may be gathered from the elaborate opin- 
ion of Chief Justice Parker.f The court permitted the settlement 
of 1S08 to be so far opened, as to correct an error of $2,358 in 
the account, and direct the payment of that sum by Mr. Brooks, 
with interest. Mr. Brooks, from the first agitation of the claim, 
had avowed his willingness to correct any such error, if error 
should be found on a re-examination in 1S2G (when the subject 
was first started) of all the accounts of his ancient underwriter, 
whose name was on almost every policy filled up at the ollice 
from 1794 to 1803. This offer was made by Mr. Brooks, from a 
wish to avoid even the appearance of deriving benefit from an 
error of account, although he maintained that the settlement in 
1S0S by the payment of a gross sum, (which was one of thirty 
similar settlements with underwriters,) was intended to cover the 
possibility of any such error. In his answer to the bill of equity in 
which the error was set forth. Mr. Brooks had declared his anxious 
desire to pay the amount in question, and, in his private journal, 
after recording the result of the action, he observes, that it " has 
terminated to his entire satisfaction." 

Never has a more magnificent forensic display been witnessed 

* Kennedy's Life of Wirt, Vol. II, pp. 232—234. t 9 Pickering, p. 212. 

IS55.] Memoir of Pet er Charddn Brooks. 29 

in our courts than in the arguments of the illustrious rivals on 
this occasion. The most arid details of account and the ab- 
strusest doctrines of equity were clothed by them with living 
interest. Throughout the trial the avenues of the court house 
were besieged long before the doors were opened, and every inch 
of space was crowded. At the close of the argument of Mr. 
Webster, Mr. Brooks himself obtained permission to address a few 
words to the court by way of explanation. Few are the men 
who, with fortune and reputation at stake, at the age of sixty- 
two, wholly unaccustomed to speak in public, would have vent- 
ured to rise before an immense auditory, comprising all that was 
most distinguished for character and intellect in the profession or 
the community, to add anything on their own behalf to the de- 
fence of a cause, which had been argued by Messrs. Gorham and 
Webster. Few are the clients, who, under these circumstances, 
would have been permitted by counsel to take the risk of speak- 
ing for themselves. Mr. Brooks was not only permitted but 
encouraged by his counsel to do so. A profound silence fell 
upon the court, as, with a voice slightly tremulous, his hand rest- 
ing on the old account books, which had been drawn from the 
dust of thirty years, (and which were pronounced by the bench 
such a set of books as had never been seen in that court,) he 
uttered a few sentences of explanation, in the simple eloquence 
of truth, which it was impossible to hear without emotion. The 
transparent clearness, the simplicity, the unmistakable air of con- 
scious integrity with which he briefly re-stated the turning points 
of the case, produced an eilect on the minds of those who heard 
him beyond that of the highest professional power and skill. 

It is proper only to add, that the court negatived in direct terms 
the charge of fraud, either legal or technical. " We see nothing," 
said the Chief Justice, "in the course of the transactions of the 
defendant, as the agent and broker of the office, or in his dealings 
with Ilubbart in their joint concerns, which can justify a charge 
of fraud, or even impropriety against the defendant." 

We have no particular incident to record from this time for- 
ward to the close of the life of Mr. Brooks. Thanks to a good 
constitution and the temperance and moderation of all his habits, 
he attained a good old age, with far less than the usual propor- 
tion of the ills which flesh is heir to. The course of his life at 
this period is accurately described in the following passage from 
a sermon preached after his death by the pastor of the First Church 
in Boston, of which he was a member: — 

" He is the same man in his retirement, that he was when more before the 
world, — the same, but that the hair is fallen away from his ample forehead, and 
what has been left is changing its color. What should suffer change in the spirit 
that was so fixed in its sentiments, its habits, and its reliances ? There was no 
indolence, no selfishness, no timid retreat, no giving way, either in the energy or 
the exercise of any faculty that he had ever possessed. The methods of the 

30 Memoir of Peter Clihrdon Brooks. [Jan. 

former discipline guided him still. He kept himself employed, without hurry and 
without fatigue. He divided himself between four different cares ; all salutary 
and honorable, and all nearly in the same proportion. • There was the cultivation 
of his farm, the improvement of his ancestral acres, that noble and almost divine 
labor, which one shares with the vast processes of nature, and the all-surrounding 
agency of God. This took up much of his attention, in that temper of silent 
reverence with which every cultivated mind observes the work of his Creator. 
Then there were his books, which he read rather for instruction than for a pastime ; 
read with an extraordinary wakefulness of thought, and a sincere love of the task ; 
and read so much as to lead me often to think that the understandings of some 
professed students were less nourished than his was from that source of informa- 
tion. There were his friends, also, and they were a large circle; the social in- 
tercourse, that no one enjoyed with a higher satisfaction than he. lie always 
contributed to it as much as he received ; ln3 company was welcome to young 
and old. No one left it without a pleasant impression of that uniform urbanity, 
which was no trick of manner, but the impulse of a kindly heart. No one left 
it without wishing him a real and earnest blessing with the formal farewell. 
Finally, there was devolved upon him the management of a large estate, that 
might have been made much larger if he had chosen to have it so ; if his feeling 
had been less scrupulous, or his hand less beneficent; or, if his soul had been 
greedy of gain." * 

We are tempted to dwell a moment longer upon one of the 
points above alluded to by Dr. Frothingham, — Mr. Hrooks's fond- 
ness for reading. No person, not professionally a student, knew 
more of the standard or sound current literature of our language. 
His little library contained the works of the principal English 
authors, which,, in the course of his life, he had carefully perused ; 
and the standard reviews and new works of value took their place 
upon his table, and were taken up each in its turn. There was 
no new publication of importance, and no topic of leading inter- 
est discussed by the contemporary press, on which he was not 
able to converse with discrimination and intelligence. We do 
not refer of course to scientific, professional, or literary speciali- 
ties, but to the range of subjects adapted to the general reader. 
It was at once surprising and instructive to see how much could 
be elFected in this way, by the steady and systematic application 
of a few hours daily, and this in the way of relaxation from more 
active employments. 

Having attained the age of four score years in the enjoyment 
of almost uninterrupted health, he began at length to receive warn- 
ings of the last great change, which could find few persons less 
unprepared than himself. In the last years of his life the sight 
of one of his eyes began to fail him, and his once cheerful step 
became less firm and steady. He left his country seat for the 
city somewhat earlier than usual in the autumn of 1818, and be- 
gan soon after to confine himself to the house, yielding, without 
a specific disease, to the gradual decay of nature, and without 
anxious consciousness of the event now near at hand. \\ ith 

* God with the aged : a Sermon preached to the First Church, 7th January, 
1849, the Sunday after the death of the Hon. P. C. Brooks. By N. L. Frothing- 
ham, Pastor of the Church. Private. 

1S55.] Memoir of Peter Chardon Brooks. 31 

some failure in the recollection of recent events, Lis interest in 
the scenes around him and his sympathy with a devoted family 
remained undiminished. Till about a month before his decease, 
he retained the management of his affairs in his own hands. 
Finding himself, one morning, somewhat at a loss to understand 
a matter of business which required his attention, he calmly said 
to a son who was with him, " it is time for me to abdicate," and 
having executed a power of attorney to dispossess himself of the 
management of his property with as little concern as he would 
have signed a receipt for a few dollars, never spoke of affairs 
again. During the month of December the shades gradually 
closed around him, and on the 1st of January, 1S49, he died in 

The preceding brief account of Mr. Brooks's course through 
life and of the principles which governed it will make a studied 
delineation of his character unnecessary. We may be permitted 
however to add, that a person of more truly sterling qualities will 
not readily be pointed out among his contemporaries. He was 
eminent among that class of men who, without playing a dazzling 
part on the stage of life, form the great conservative element of 
society ; men who oppose the modest and unconscious resistance 
of sound principle and virtuous example to those elements of in- 
stability, which are put in motion by the ambitious, the reckless, 
the visionary, and the corrupt. His conservatism, however, was 
liberal and kindly ; it partook in no degree of bigoted attachment 
to the past ; it was neither morose nor dictatorial. On the con- 
trary, Mr. Brooks moved gently along with the current of the 
times, fully comprehending the character of the age in which he 
lived, and of the country of which he was a citizen. Personal 
experience had taught him that it was an age and a country of 
rapid improvement and progress. He recognized this as the law 
of our social existence, and did all in the power of a man in pri- 
vate life to promote it. He was never heard to speak of the 
present times in terms of disparagement as compared with former 
times ; and notwithstanding his great stake in the public prosperity, 
he always looked upon the bright side, in those junctures of affairs 
which most severely affected the business of the country. His 
equanimity was never shaken, nor his hopeful spirit clouded. 
He was never care-worn, taciturn, or austere; but always dis- 
creetly affable, cheerful himself, and the source of cheerfulness 
to others. 

Moderation was perhaps the most conspicuous single trait in 
his character, because practised under circumstances in which it 
is most rarely exhibited. Possessing the amplest facilities for 
acquisition, he was moderate in the pursuit of wealth. This 
moderation was founded on a principle which carried him much 
farther than more abstinence from the licensed gambling of the 

32 Memoir of Peter Chard on Brooks. [Jan. 

stock exchange. He valued property because it gives indepen- 
dence. For that reason he would neither be enslaved to its 
pursuit, nor harassed by putting it at risk. At the most active 
period of life, he never stepped beyond the line of a legitimate 
business. He often, with playful humility, said, that "he pre- 
ferred to keep in shoal water" ; not because the water was shal- 
low, but because he knew exactly how deep it was. The same 
moderation which restrained him in the pursuit, contented him in 
the measure. As we have seen above, he retired from active 
business in the prime of early manhood, with what would be 
thought at this day a bare independence for a growing family. 
His written memoranda show that he did this, with no plans for 
the increase of his property, by other courses of business ; — but 
from a feeling that he had enough for the reasonable wants of 
himself and family, and the apprehension that, in the event of 
his sudden decease, their interests would be greatly endangered 
by the continued expansion of his affairs. These surely are not 
motives which usually actuate a man of ardent temperament, — 
for such he was by nature, — at the age of thirty-six, and with all 
human prospects of a long and successful career. 

Born and brought up in straightened circumstances, frugality 
was a necessity of his early years ; and, as far as his personal 
expenditure was concerned, continued to be the habit of his life. 
For this he had many reasons, besides the force of second nature. 
He had no leisure for the wasteful pleasures which consume time ; 
no taste for luxurious personal indulgences. Health he consid- 
ered too costly a blessing to be fooled away. Temperate in all 
things but rigidly abstaining from none of which the moderate 
use consists with virtue and health, he passed through life with- 
out imposing upon himself ascetic restraints ; — a stranger to the 
pains or languor of disease. He was an early riser throughout the 
year. A great friend of cold water inwardly and outwardly, 
before hydropathy or total abstinence were talked of, he did not 
condemn a temperate glass of wine after they became the ruling 
fashion of the day. 

Though exact in the management of his property and in all 
business relations which grew out of it, (and without this, large 
fortunes can neither be accumulated nor kept,) he was without 
ostentation liberal, and on proper occasion munificent, in its use. 
The passion for accumulation is in its nature as distinct and strong 
as its rival political ambition, and, like that, is very apt to increase 
with its gratification, and especially with years ; but the reverse 
was the case with Mr. Brooks. His willingness to impart, in- 
creased as he advanced in life. His donations to others, in no 
way connected with himself, exceeded, for a long course of years, 
his expenditure in the support of his family, and this without 
reckoning large sums given for single public objects. He was a 

1S/)5.J Will of Henry Lunt 6f Newbury. 33 

liberal and discriminating supporter of every benevolent institution 
and every public spirited object ; and often gave time and counsel 
when they were more important than money. He gave how- 
ever, as he did every thing else, without parade ; and, as appears 
from his books, annually expended considerable sums known at 
the time only to Him that seeth in secret. 

And this remark leads, by natural transition, to the last with 
which we shall detain the reader, viz., that his liberality, like the 
other traits of hischaracter, was connected with an unaffected 
sense of religious duty. Although sparing of outward demonstra- 
tion in all things, he embraced, with a lively and serious convic- 
tion, the great truths of the Christian revelation. He was a 
punctual and respectful observer of the external duties of religion ; 
an unfailing attendant on public worship ; a regular communi- 
cant ; an habitual and devout reader of the Bible. He had a 
general knowledge of doctrinal distinctions ; but took no interest 
in the metaphysics of theology. His faith was principally seen 
in his life; and even his%business journal is interspersed with 
reflections, which show a mind deeply impressed with a sense of 
religious duty to God and to man. 

Several respectful and ably written obituary notices of Mr. 
Brooks appeared in the public journals both here and elsewhere 
at the time of his decease. Among them may be particularly 
mentioned those of Hon. J. T. Buckingham in the Boston Cou- 
rier,* of Hon. Nathan Hale in the Boston Daily Advertiser, and 
of Charles Augustus Davis, Esq. in the Commercial Advertiser 
of New York. We would gladly add to the value of our Me- 
moir by extracts from these interesting tributes to Mr. Brooks's 
memory, but we have already exceeded our limits. We have 
aimed to perform our task with sincerity and in good faith, and 
venture to hope that what we have written from the warmth of 
a grateful recollection will be confirmed by the impartial judgment 
of the reader. " Hie interim liber, honori soceri mei destinatus. 
professione pietatis aut laudatus erit aut excusatus."f 


[The Will of Joseph Hills (Vol. VIII, p. 309,) was intended to have been printed in 
connection with this, but owing to the extent of other matter was separated from it.] 

Witness by these presents, that I, Henry Lunt, of Newbury, in the 
County of Essex, in New England, being but weak of body, but of sound 
and perfect memory, for divers causes and considerations mce hereunto 
moving, doe make my last will and testament, and doe dispose of my 
lands, good and chattels as followeth. 

First, I bequeathe my soul, whenever it shall depart out of my body 2 

* Mr. Buckingham's accurate and spirited delineation of Mr. Brooks's character 
is contained in Personal Memoirs, Vol. II, pp. 181 — 18G. 

t Taciti Julii Agricolte Vita, § 3. 

I lie was one of the original settlers of Newbury, and took the freeman's oath 
in 1G38. « 


34 Will of Henry Lunt of Newbury. [Jan. 

into the hands of my Redeemer, Jesus Christ, with an assured hope of a 
blessed resurrection, and my body to be buried, where it shall please the 
Lord, att death to cast mee. 

Then next, to Anne, my wife, I give and bequeathe, during her natural 
life, my dwelling-house, barn and orchards, with the pasture ground the 
house stands in, with my ground joyneing to the pasture, as also eight 
acres, be it more or less, in the little field, as also my meadow in The 
marshes, on this side Plum Island river. 

Also, I give my son Daniel the corn ground and pasture ground, which 
was formerly Thomas Davis's, as also all my marsh ground at Plum Island ; 
and my will is, that my son, Daniel, shall give to my daughter Priscilla 
20=£. to be paid her at the age of twenty one years, and if she marry be- 
fore then to pay her within half a year after marriage. 

Also, I give unto my daughter Sarah, Mary and Elizabeth, to each of 
them 2(L£. to be paid out of my goods and chattels, when they attain to the 
age of 21 years. 

Also, I give unto my son John 20i\ and to my son Henry 5£. to be 
paid out of my goods and chattels at the age of 21 years, and till then my 
will is, that my son John and my son Henry shall be at my wife's dis- 
posing. Also, my will is, that after my H^fe's decease, I give unto my 
son Jo/in and my son Henry my dwelling house and barn and orchard, 
with the pasture ground the house stands on, with the ground joyneing to 
the pasture, as also 8 acres, be it more or less, in the little field, as also 
my meadow in the marshes, on this side Plum Island river (except that at 
Jericho, as they call it) to each of them an equal portion. And my will is, 
that my son John and my son Henry, after my wife's decease, shall pay 
unto my daughters Sarah, Priscilla, Mary and Elizabeth, to each of them 
10c£ . to be paid by them equally, that is to say, by my two sons John and 
Henry, within one year's decease. Also, 1 give to my son Daniel, after 
my wife's decease, the meadow or marsh ground att Jericho, as they call 
it, which is excepted above from John and Henry. And I appoint Anne 
my wife the sole executor of this my last will and testament. And I 
appoint Anthony Morss, sen. and Abraham Toppan, sen. to be the over- 
seers of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof, I the said 
Henry Lurrt have sett my hand and seale, this eighth day of July 1G62. 

(Signed) Henry Lunt. 

Signed, scaled and 1 Testified upon oath by Abraham 

delivered in .the presence 1 Toppan and William Moody to be the 

of William Moody last will and testament of Henry Lunt 

Abraham Toppan J tne ocst °f their knowledge, in Court 

held at Ipswich, 30 Sept. 1G62. 

My will is, that my debts and funeral rites be defrayed, and if my 
daughter Priscilla dye before y e age of 21 years : or of marriage, that then 
the 2(LC be divided amongst her brothers and sisters equally, and my will 
is also, that my wife Anne shall have liberty of three cowes pasturing in 
my son Daniel's pasture, as long as shee liveth. 

Note. — Henry Lunt died July 10, 16G2. Anne, his widow, married, 
March 8, 1GG4, Joseph Hills, previously of Maiden, but then of Newbury. 
He was a lawyer of note, captain of a military company and the first 
Speaker of the " Great and Genera! Court." This gentleman had been 
married three times before. His first wife was Rose Dunster, sister of 
Henry Dunster, first President of Harvard College; the second Hannah, 
widow of Edward Mellows; the third Helen Atkinson. Mr Hills died at 
Newbury, Feb 5, 1687-8. Anne, his last wife, survived him many years. 

1855.] Abstracts of Early 'Wills. 33 


[Prepared by Mr. Wm. B. Trask, of Dorchester] 

[Continued from Vol VIII, page 35G.] 

Abraham Harding. — Inventory of his Estate taken bv Thomas Weight, 
Robert Hensdell, Ralph Wheeloclce, 6:2: 1G55. Am 1 .£322. 09s. Eliz- 
abeth Harding. [Entered on the margin of the book, the following 
Will : — ] I Abraham Harding hath appointed vpon my Last will y l my 
whole Estate shall remaine in my wiucs hands 10 yeares except shee see 
other cause &, and then my wife to haue y e third part & then y e rest shall 
be devided to my Children with y e Child y* is to be borne, but John my 
sonne shall haue a double porcon. Witnesses Peter Adams, Prudence 
Frary, Hannah Alby, w tlj others. At a County Court held at Boston 24 th 
Aprill 1055, Bower of Administration granted to Elizabeth Harding his 
late wife, to see this imperfect will p'formed as neere as may be. 

Edward Rawson, Record 1 ". 

George Davis — His Estate prized by Daniell Turell &, Barbary 
Davis, 20 Aprill 1G55. Am*. £569. 09s. 06d. Mentions { & ^ s part 
of Benj". Munjoys ship called the Delight, also ■£ part of George Munjoys 
ship called y e Swan. Barbary Davis widow of George, deposed, 21 
Aprill 1G55. [See Will, Vol. V, (1851) p. 306.] 

John Coggan, of Boston. — Will dated 16 Dec 1 " 1657. Vnto my Loving 
wife Martha Coggan during her life, ^ p l of my Estate ; after her de- 
cease, to be unto my son Caleb. Also to my sonne Caleb I give my now 
mansion house and the house adjoyning thereto, wherein Goodman Bom- 
stead doth Liuc, and my two shopps* Adjoyning to my dwelling house & 
my house wherein Mr Sheafe doth now dwell & my garden plott by Eld r 
Pcnns house, and all my farmes & Land at Rumney Marsh & my Corne 
Mill at Maulden, & £ p l of the Corne mill at Charles Towne, with all my 
Lands at Maulden, &; 500 accers at Woburne. If Caleb dye before the 
age of 21 yeares, the legacy to be divided ; Unto my dau. Robinson, one 
third p l during her life ; after her decease to be Equally devided amongst 
her Children. To my dau. Rocke -*• p l during life, y e remainder to be 
equally devided amongst y e children of my dau. Robinson, to be im- 
prooued in some stocke vntill they Come of age. Vnto my dau. Rob- 
inson, £10. p ann. during life to be payd to her out of the farmc at Rum- 
ney Marsh. To my dau. y e wife of Joseph Rocke I give £10. To my 3 
grand children of my dau. Robinson, £10. apiece. To my sonne Caleb 
£10. My will is that the said £40 be putt into y e Custodie of my sonne 
in Law Robinson &, by him improued in a joynt stocke as sheep, horse, 
ccc. at his discreccon for y° benefttt of y c aforesaid Legatees vntill they 
Come at age. In case any dye, before they arrive to age, the survivors 
shall have y c porcon of y e deceased equally devided among them. I giue 
vnto y e Church at Winsor £20 to be Layd out in Lands or otherwise at 
their discretion and the same to be improved for the benefitt of a schoole 

* John Coggan opened the first shop in Boston, for merchandise, in 1634. It was 
located on the Non Least corner of what is now Washington and State streets. Sec 
Drake's Hist, of D ttoH, p. 166. > 

36 Abstracts of Early Wills. [Jan. 

master for teaching Children to write and read, provided securitie be 
giuen to my Executors that said stocke shall fro time to time be made 
good &. not diminished. I give vnto my sonne Caleb all the remaining 
part of my Estate not diposed of. None of the aboue named Legacies to 
be payd until the end of two yeares. The one third p* given my wife 
shall be delivered into her hands without requiring any securitie more 
than her owne, during her Widdowhoode, but in case she mary againe 
My will is that her husband give securitie vnto my executors. In 
case my sonne Caleb dye before he arive vnto 21 yeares of age, my will 
is that my wife shall injoy the s d third p l of my estate. In case my sonne 
Robinson or dau. Robinson or any theire heyres or assignes shall not fully 
acquiesce in this my Last will, but shall make any further Claime or de- 
mand to any p l of my Estate, whether in reflerence unto the estate of 
my sonne in Law Woody deceased or any ingagem 1 by me made to my 
sonne Woody, or to his wife my dau. Robinson or to any other freinds or 
other relaccon, or by vertue of any order of the Gencrall Court or upon 
any other account what soeuer make any further claim to any p l of my 
Estate then as is before named, then all those gifts shall be vtterly voyd. 
None of my houses or lands to be sould, or leased for any Longer terme 
then 7 yeares. My wiues thirds of the Lands shall be annually payd her 
out of y c rents arising from the same; my Executors shall let out the 
whole together & Assigne her one third p l of the rents thereof, to be payd 
by the tennants that occupy the same, Provided alwayes for just Cause &, 
religious Ends so judged & determined by the Eld" of that Church in 
Boston for the time bein^, whereof Rev' 1 Mr 117/5071 is now Pasto 1 ", bein<z 
giuen und r theire hands in Writing to be theire advice &. Counsell, it shall 
be lawfull for any my heires to make sale of said Houses & Lands, oth- 
erwise all such sales, mortgages &,c. to be Voyd. 1 nominate my wife 
Martha, my sonne in Law Joseph Rocke and my Loving friend Mr Joshua 
Scot tow, Executors. I also desire the Rev d Air Norton Teacher of the 
Church of Christ at Boston, my Loving friend Thomas Danforth &, my 
sonne in Law Robinson to be overseers of this my Will. I giue vnto my 
sonne Rocke and to Mr Scottow 5£. apiece, and vnto my oversers 405. 
apiece, intreating them to accept of it as a remembrance of my Loue vnto 
them. My booke of Martires I giue vnto my sonne Caleb, my dau. Rob- 
inson &, my dau. Rocke, the Longest Liuer of them, to enjoy the same 
wholly, &. in the meane time to enjoy the benefitt thereof equally as they 
shall judge most equall y m sclues. Vnto John Coggan sonne of my brother 
Humphery Coggan I giue my gould Ring. 3 August 1G58. 

Natha: Duncan. Thomas Bumstecd. John Cogan. 

Henry Powning. Ignatius Hill Joseph Rocke did not accept of the 

Samuel Robitison. executors place. Mr Natha« Duncan 

& Thomas Bumsteed deposed. 

Inventory of Estate taken 3 Aug 1 1G58. by Richard Parker, Jacob 
Sheafe, Thomas Bumstecd. Am*. .£1339. 01. 01. Debts due from y« 
Estate — £454. 17. 03. Mrs- Martha Coggan deposed. 

[There is on file a declaration of the Overseers respecting this Will, 
two of the Executors nominated having disclaimed the proving thereof, so 
that it rested wholly upon Mrs. Coggan, the widow, " to undertake a busi- 
ness of so troublesome a nature, or otherwise the will of the deceased 
must be wholly frustrated." The Overseers taking the matter into consid- 
eration, endeavor to resolve some of the queries proposed by Mrs. Cog- 
gan. In answer to one of these, touching the education of her son Caleb, 

1S55.J Abstracts of Early\ Wills. 37 

"The overseers do Judge meet to declare that <£20 p' Ann. durcing the 
time the s 1 Caleb- shalbe brought vp at English or Gram 1 " schooles, & .£30 
p' Ann durcing the time he shalbe at the Colledge, shalbe accounted a 
meet rccompcncc to the executrix, with allowance for w l she shall lay 
out for his bookes & Extraordinary Expenses for phisicke, &c." 

John Norton, Thomas Dan forth. 

Thomas Danforth deposed 3 Aug 1G58.] 

William Beamsley. — Will. Being sicke, make my wife executrix & 
Administratrix of all my houses, Lands Orchards, goods, &c. as Long as 
she shall Liue, Provided she Let Mercy haue that Chamber wherein she 
now lyes for her owne, and there shall be with all Conveniency made 
therein a Chimney, and she to enjoy it durcing her Widdowhoode. And 
I desire that mv "wife may take y<- : Care of her, and see that she wants 
neither meat, drink nor Cloathing during the time of her Widdowhoode. 
My Will is that after my wifes decease my whole Estate shall be prized 
and felt to sale The whole Estate that is then left to be equally distrib- 
uted amongs* n l| m y Children, Namely, Anne Woodward, Grace Graucs, 
Mercy Wilbornc, Hannah Beamsley, Edward Bushnell, Elizabeth Page, 
Mary Robisun ; and in case any of those dye vnpossessed, it shall 
returne to the next heyre. My desire is, that Thomas Clarke, Richard 
Gridley, Alexander Adams, see this my will fulfilled. 14 Sep 1 1G33 

In the p r nts of vs William Beamsley. 

Thomas Clarke Thomas Clarke, Alexander Adams, 

Alex: Adamcs sn Richard Gridley deposed, 28 : 8 : 1058. 

Richard X Gridley 
John Ferniside 

Inventory of y c Estate of y^ Late Ensigne PF» Beams! y (who departed 
this life the 29 lh Sep 1 last,) taken this 15 Oct 1058. Apprized p. Tito: 
Clark, Allcx Adames, Jn° Richards. Am'. £251. 14. 01. « House &- 
Land at Boston £140. Land at Muddy River <£4 » " Due Mr TI » Payne, 
£4. n Martha Bcamsly, widow of William, deposed, 28 : 8 : 1G58. 

John Dane.— [On file in his own handwriting.] Vpon the sevth day 
of the seveth month in 1058.— To son John Dane, ten pounds out of my 
now dwelling house, which will appear in deed, dated 2d. feberi m 
fift one [1051.]— To son Francis my wood lot, about two & twentie 
ackers, mor or les, as it doth appeer in Town-book.— To' daftcr Elizabeth 
How, a black cow now att Andiver in the hand of Georg Abet [Abbot] to 
be deliuered to her after my deseas emediatly.— To Son John Dane, on 
feather bede & on feather boster & two fethcr pillows &- a yellow rugg, 
& also a pewter platter.— To son Francis, on great ketle, also on flaxen 
sheet & a sascr.— To dafter Elizabeth How, a litl kittle, & on pewter 
candlestick.— To Son Frances, my old black cow, now at Roxbune, & 
my bible. — To louing wiff Anic, whom I niak 
sooll exseckitrix all my movable goods that 

not ex prosed. 

In witnes heer vnto I hav set my hand this 
seucth day of the seveth month 58 By me 

Isaac Heath, 

John Johnson, Isack Morrell. 

At a county court held at Boston 16 Oct. 1658, Mr John Johnson dc 
posed that he saw Jn° Dane sign & publish it as his last will, &c. 
v Edward Rawson Kccord r . 

38 Abstracts of Early Wills. [Jan. 

Stephen Lincoln senior, of Hingham. — Being Very sicke. It is my 
will that Joane Lincolne widdow, my mother, shall hauc for her habita- 
tion during her life the new End of my house that is to say, the Parlor, 
the Low roome only, and that she shall haue the vse of what houshold 
things are necessary for her occasions. My will is also that my said 
mother shall haue one Cowe, with two Goates, kept winter and suiner at 
the Charge of my sonne Steucn Lincolne. I giue also unto Thomas Sayer 
one blacke Ewe : and the Lambe of that Ewe 1 giue unto Susanna Lin- 
colne, Daughter to my brother, Thomas Lincolne I giue also my Cloake 
vnto my brother Thomas Lincolne. It is my will also that Steucn Lin- 
coln, my sonne shall haue all the rest of my estate, houses, Lands, Chat- 
tells whatsoeur, whome I make executor to this my Last will. 

Steue?i l?T(JK Lincolne 

kid ^ marke 

Witnesses, Peter Hubberd, Signum O Johannis Lowe. 

Mr Peter Hubbard and John Lowe deposed, 18: 9: 58. Inventory of 
Estate made 18: 8: 1658, bv Joshua Hubbard, Mathew Hawke. Amt. 
.£179. 105. "A pcell of meadow in broad Cove meadow, ,£20;" U A 
great Bible, 10s." &zc. Stephen Lincoln deposed this to be a true Inven- 
tory of his late father, 18: 9: 58. 

John Eaton of Dedham, though sicke, yet sound in memory, doe 
make this my Last Will. — I giue vnto Abigail my wife, the free vse of 
my Parlo 1 in my now dwelling house, &. the Leantoe thereunto adjoyning, 
and all the household stufTe at present in them, to her vse all the tearme 
she shall rcmaine a Widdow ; &, sufficient firewood for her vse, to be 
provided and Layd in the yard at her assignm 1 . I giue my wife, the an- 
nuitic of 6 pounds p ann. to be payd at the End of each halfe yearc after 
my decease, in such things as she needeth out of my estate hereafter to 
be disposed of, during her life ; or the third p* of my Lands during the 
same tearme ; her selfe to choose which of these two she best likcth. I 
giue unto my wife so much of my other household stuffe as come to the 
value of 5 pounds, such as her selfe shall make Choyse of, and also one 
Cowe her selfe to choose. I giue to John Dammant, of Reading, £5 ; to 
John Plimpton, of Mcadfeild £5', vnto Edward Hodsman, my kinsman, 
40s. The remainder of my Estate shall be devided into two equal 1 pts. 
and that pt of her portion which my dau. Mary haue rccciued to be ac- 
counted therevnto; the one halfe whereof I giue to John Eaton, my sonne, 
and his heyres foreuer, and the other halfe to Mary and Abigail, my two 
daughters and theire heires ; my sonne and my two daughters to pay to 
my wife, their mother, that £6 p ann. as aboue written. I nominate Abi- 
gail, my wife, to be my executrix. 2: 9: 1658. John X Eaton. 

John Allin Eleazer Lusher. John Allin and Elcazer Lusher deposed. 

Inventory of the Estate taken 30: 9: 1658 by Eliazcr Lusher, Henry 
Chickcring, Jn° Harvard. Am 1 .£392. 10s. " Land in the Island playne 
£28 ;" two peels in the great plaine <£19 ; by South Blaine, at foule 
Meadow; Right in an Island in the swampe, &e. &c. Abigail relict ot 
Jn° Eaton deposed, 16: 10: 58. 

John Beales.— Being by a pvidence of God to goe to old England doc 
make this my Last will. Vnto my Cousen Mary Whiton, the wife of 
James Whiton, 30s; vnto Elizabeth Laseli, wife of John Lasell, 30s. 
The rest of my Estate shall be disposed of as followcth : one halfe of it 
to y° use of my father Edmond Beales or. his heycrs or assigns ; the other 

IS55.] Abstracts of Early Wills. 39 

hatfe, one third part of it to my Cosen Jeremiah Beales, one third to my 
Cosen Sarah Marsh, the wife of Thomas Marsh, one third part to my 
Coscn Rebecca Beales, dau. of John Beales senio r . There is due vnto me 
from Josiah Hubbard, the sonne of Mr. Peter Hubbard, 44s. w ch some if 
Josiah pay it I giue it unto Mr Peter Hubbard. I appoint my Cosen 
Thomas Marsh sole executor. 26 Oct r 1657. John Beales. 

Witness Malhcw Haivke John Bering. 

Matheio Haivkes and John Fering deposed 28 July 1658. 

Inventory taken hy Malhew Haivke, John Fcrring, Nathanycll Becles. 
Am*. £37. 035. 

Thomas Marsh, of Ilingham, being sicke, doe make this my Last 
Will. — 1 giue all my Estate, Land &, Cattle whatsoeuer vnto Sarah 
Marsh, my wife & vnto mj 4 Children, Thomas, Sarah, Ephraim & 
Mary. My intent is that my wife whomc I ordaine executrix of this my 
Last Will shall carefully educate & bring vp my Children w"' what 
Kstatc I Leave her. And my will is, that when my youngest Daughter 
Mary shall attaine the age of 14 y cares, or my sonne Thomas vnto 21, 
then what remaines of this Estate shall thus be devided amongs 1 them, 
the one halfe of that Estate that is left to Sarah my wife, & y e other hulfe 
to my 4 ChHdren, as followeth : my Eldest sonne Thomas, two shares ; my 
other three Children, single shares. I appointe as overseers to this Will, 
my friends Mathew Haicke, John Fering &. JS'ath" Beale, with Sarah mv 
wife. 31 Aug. 1658. * Tho : Marsh. 

Witnesses Peter Hubberd Tho : Hubberd. 

Mr Peter Hubbard deposed, 18: 9: 5S. 

Inventory of the Estate of Thomas Marsh taken by John Fearing, 
Mathew Haivke, Nath" Beales. Sum c£320. 06. Debts due from him 
.£12. " Tart of a home Lott bought of John Lobdin, 5 Acres of planting 
Land vpon Bakers hill, 5 Acres vpon Weriall hill, 2 smale Lotts vpon 
Squirrell hill," &,c. &c. Sarah Marsh, widow of Thomas, deposed 26 
Aprill 1659. 

Simo.v Eire, of Boston. 5 July 1658. — I giue vnto Martha, my wife, 
the thirds of my dwelling house at Boston, with y e Garden & appur c " be- 
longing to it, & also the thirds of my Farme at Watertowne with the 
houses, Barne, Orchard dzc. belonging to it, now in y e occupacon of Jo- 
seph Tainter during her life, dc the other two thirds towards the bringing 
vp of my two youngest children, Maria & John ; & after my wifes death 
y e said Maria & John to haue my said house at Boston & Farme at 
Watertowne w th y e houses, &c. belonging to them, to be equally devided 
betweene them, & if y l either the said Maria or John shall dye, before 
they marry or come to y e age of 20 yeares, y e survivor to enjoy it, but if 
both dye before they mary or come to y c age of 20 yeares, then y c said 
house at Boston and farme at Watertowne, with all y c appur"* belonging 
to them, I will y l they be equally devided amongst my Children, both 
sonnes & daughters, &. if any of them be dead, theire Children Living to 
Enjoy theire part. 

Also to Martha, my wife, towards y c bringing vp of Mary di John, my 
two youngest childreu, & for y e paym 1 of my debts, y c <£115 due me, as 
appcare by y° executor" account in Dec r 6 th 1657. I giue to Martha, my 
wife, the woolen & Linnen Cloth in y e presse, with my apparrell Phis- 
icke & Debts dm. to me, with all y e Mares &, Colts at Ipswich & Water- 
towne, to make good y e Cattle d: moveables I had out of y c stocke Left 

40 Abstracts of Edrly Wills. [Jan. 

for her vse. I giue to Maria, my youngest daughter, all my household 
stufFe, Bedding, brasse, iron, Pewter plates. I giue to John, my youngest 
sonne, all my booke manuscripts, mortars, scales & weights, stills, potts 
&, Glasses. I giue to Thomas, my Eldest sonne, the 200 Acres 1 am to 
haue Layd out at Watertowne for a farme, with y° 17 accres of remote 
meadow & y e 10 accres Called Seehjcs Lott, Lying in Watertowne, to 
make vp his double portion. I giue to Dorothy, my Daughter, forty 
pounds of English goods, being Linnen & woollen cloth, to be payd at 
Boston within one yeare after my death at m r chants price out of the c£H5 
due to me. Also to Dorothy, one halfc headed bedstead with y e Cur- 
taincs & valance of Dornix, one feather bed, one boulster, on pillow, one 
greene rugg & two blanketts in y e Hall chamber. The rest of my chil- 
dren bailing had their portions. Simon Eire. 

Witnes, Richard Parker, Theodore Atkinson. 

I make Mr W m Hubbard Jun r , of Ipswich, &, Mr James Penn, of Bos- 
ton, my Executors, & doe give to each of y m £5, &, doe also make Mar- 
tha, my wife, executrix. 

Mr Richard Parker, & Theodore Atkinson deposed, 4 March 1G58. 

Inventory of the Estate of Simon Eire, deceased this last Dec r 1G58 ; 
taken by John Clarke, Richard Parker, Theodore Atkinson. Sum Totall, 
£517. 05s. Mrs Martha Eircs, widow of Simon, deposed, 11 Aug 1 1659. 

James Astwood. — The Estate y l W m Parkes, y° Administrator, Re- 
ceiued,* was, by Inventory in the Court, besydes the houses and Lands, 
.£74. 2s. 8d. The house & Land at Roxbery w ch is in the said Inven- 
tory £85. sould to Joseph Wise, one of the Creditor" for £G0: OSs. and 
his ownc debt payd. The house & Land at Boston, sould by Mr Michaell 
Powell, Mr Thomas Kimball & Edward Burt, being three of the Cred- 
itors, sould for £65. &> their debts payd. So y l all the Estate y l came 
into the hands of the said Administrate 1 is, ^£199. 10s. 8d. w ch is payd 
out as followeth, to W m Sweet, Mr Booth, W m Vesey, W m Whetwell, 
Robert Turner, Mr Davison, John Dudley, Mr John Newell, Edward 
Goodwin, W m Phillips, Sampson Shore, George Boner, Cap 1 Sperlin, 
George Munnings, Richard Cooke, Richard Norton, John Hull, \V m Hud- 
son, Edward Maduck, Tho. Roberts, John Viell, Zachary Phillips, Joshua 
Foote, James Madocke, John Lewis, Benj" Gillum, Heugh Stone, Thomas 
Thorowgood, Edward Pason, Randall Nichols, John Shaw, Phillip Tory, 
Peter Tracy, Caleb Foot, John Bowdes, Robert Shefieles, John Wood- 
mancey, George Dell, Goodman Chapman, Abram Browne, Thomas 
Phillips, Cap 1 Rich d Walker, Matt Payne, W ra Hawley, John Farnam, 
Mr W m Peake, Robert Seuer, Abram Palmer, Richard Garner, Adam 
Wright, &c. &c. Anthony Stoddard & Edward Ting were ordered, by 
the Court, to take proofe of the Debts owing by Mr James Astwood &, 
make devision of his Estate among his Creditors ; who " find it to reach 
in paym 1 as nerc as we could compute it, to 6s. a pound." Deacon W m 
Parkes deposed 2 Feb. 1654. 

Thomas Bell. — Inventory of Estate proved 4 July 1G55 by Ann Bell, 
widdow of Thomas. Mentions, " 4£ acres of Land at Long Island of 
planting ground & meadow, t £l0 ; 21 Acres of Land at Brantree, £3 ; 
from John Hurd, <£2." &c. &c. 

(To be Continued.) 

* See p. 275, Vol. VIII. 

IS55. J Gen. William Hull. 41 


Mn. Editor, — 

In a memoir of Gov. Sumner, written by his son W. II. Sumner, Esq., 
and published in the April number of the N. E. II. and G. Register, I find 
il stated, that, at a review by Gov. Sumner of the 3d division of the Mass. 
militia under Major General William Hull, in the year 1797, Gen. Hull 
had a paralytic attack, occasioned by sitting on horseback in a storm, and 
the writer goes on to say, that he thinks the nerves of the General were 
never as strong as before this attack ; and that the disasters of the cam- 
paign of 1812° and the surrender of Detroit may perhaps be attributed to 
It; and he thinks that it would have been a better defence before the 
Court Martial which broke him, than the one which he urged. 

Now, as to the attack of paralysis, it is a curious fact, that if such a 
thing did occur, the writer, a grandson of Gen. Hull, should have never 
heard of it; it is more curious that Gen. Hull should have lived twenty- 
eight years after without a return of the disease, but, on the contrary, 
enjoying the most perfect health to the day of his last sickness, which 
was short and acute. . 

Gen Hull had served through the whole Revolutionary war with the 
reputation of being one of the best officers in the army, which he entered 
as a captain and left as a colonel. He was a man of a very robust frame ; 
broad shouldered and deep chested, and capable of undergoing a great 
amount of fatigue. In 1797, he was about 44 years of age ; that is, in 
the prime of life, and as unlikely a subject for paralysis as could be well 

found. . , T . . , , , , ... 

It is difficult, to be sure, to prove a negative ; but I think the probability 
is that Mr Sumner is mistaken in this matter. But however his fact may 
be, his inference, I am satisfied, is entirely erroneous. Gen. Hull could 
never have adopted such a line of defence as Mr. Sumner suggests, for 
the simple reason that it was not the true one. 

Gen Hull accepted the command of the Northwestern Army,— if three 
hundred regulars and twelve hundred Ohio militia deserve so high sound- 
in- a title,— at the earnest request of the Government, against his own 
wishes, and solely on the assurance that he should be cooperated with by 
the army under Gen. Dearborn, and by a competent naval force on the 
Lakes How were these pledges redeemed? Gen. Dearborn not only 
refrained from cooperating with Gen. Hull, but actually entered into an 
armistice with Sir George Provost, from which he left out Gen. Hull,— 
thus allowing the whole British force in the Canadas, regulars, militia and 
Indians, to concentrate against him. As to the promised fleet, it was not 
furnished till a year after the fall of Detroit. 

Gen. Hull cut a road through the wilderness from Dayton to Detroit; 
somewhat impeded by natural obstacles; more by his mutinous m, . t.a, 
commanded by Colonels Cass and McArthur ; but most of all by the m- 
becility or treachery of those at Washington, who ga ve the Bntish ^earlier 
knowledge of the declaration of war than was sent to General Hull , by 
which negligence or treachery he lost a vessel loaded with valuable mill- 
ay stores. °He invaded Canada, but, disappointed of any assistance from 
Dearborn, or the promised fleet, he recrossed to Detroit. There he was 
att'c ed oy Gen. Brock, at the head of all the forces at his command, 
a^untin- to some sixteen hundred regulars and militia, and at least as 
many Indians. Gen. Hull's force at this time had been reduced by sick- 
r SS f by determents, and by battle, to about eight hundred effective men. 

42 Gen. Williahi Hull. [Jan. 

The Government accounts, I know, which almost all the historians have 
copied, set down the force of Gen. Hull as fifteen hundred to two thousand 
men, and the British force at less than that ; hut any one who will take 
the trouble to read the evidence before the Court Martial, will be convinced 
that the Americans were outnumbered by the British at least two to one, 
and probably more, for all the Northwestern Indians were on the British 
side, and were led by no less a warrior than Tecumseh himself. His 
force, then, was insufficient to meet the enemy in the field ; why did he 
not defend the fort ? Because, on the day of the surrender, there were 
not three days 1 provisions in the place, although Col. Cass gave it as his 
opinion on the trial, which opinion was received as evidence, that there 
was fifteen days' provisions on hand. The evidence of the contractor 
who supplied the army showed' a very different state of things. Gen. 
Hull's communications were entirely cut off by the Indians in the forest, 
and the British naval force on the lakes ; so that an attempt to retreut 
would have resulted in the destruction of the army, and in delivering over 
the sparse population of Michigan, at that time less than five thousand 
souls, to the mercy of the savages. By an immediate surrender, Gen. 
Hull saved the lives of the inhabitants, and gave his officers an opportunity 
of breaking their swords and his soldiers of boasting what great things 
they would have done had it not been for the cowardice of their General, 
— a man, by the way, who had been in more battles than most of them 
had numbered years. He dared to do what he thought his duty as Gov- 
ernor of the Territory. 

This was the opening campaign of a war very strongly opposed by a large 
party in the country. They seized the opportunity to reflect upon the 
Administration, who, they said, had plunged into a war unprepared. It 
was clear that the Administration or the General was in fault. ***** 

Chicago, April 25th, 1854. SAM : L C. CLARKE. 


Brighton, July 25, 1854. 

Mr. Editor, — In the July number of the Register, page 207, is given 
some notice of Rev. Ludovicus Weld, son of Rev. Ezra Weld of Brain- 
tree. From the Records in my possession of the First Church in this 
Town, which, until 1807, when Brighton was set off from Cambridge 
and incorporated, was the Third Church of Cambridge, I find that Rev. 
Ludovicus Weld united in communion with our church, then under the 
pastoral care of Rev. John Foster, D. D., April 25, 1790. 

He likewise taught school in this place, which was then the South End of 
Cambridge. As he graduated at II. U. in 17S9, and joined the church here 
in April, 1790, 1 suppose he was teaching school at the same time. This 
church I find, further, was represented by Pastor and Delegate, at the Ordi- 
nation of Mr. Weld at Hampton, Ct., 17 Oct. 1792. And there is a record 
in October, of" the request of Mr. Ludovicus Weld, that he be dismissed 
from his relation to this church, and recommended to the church in Hamp- 
ton, Ct., where he is about settling in the Gospel ministry." 

The American Almanack gives an obituary notice of Rev. Mr. Weld, 
who died at Belleville, N. J., 26 Oct. 1844, as the Almanack states. Your 
Correspondent, Mr. Clark, dates his death 9 Oct. 1S14. 

These few facts I communicate as additional to those furnished by Mr. 
Clark in his interesting article in the Register, and remain 

Yours, very truly, FREDERIC A. WHITNEY. 

Samuel G. Duke, Esq. 

1S55.] BradstreeVs Journdl. 43 


[Note.— The Editor would here apologize for reprinting " Eradstrtct's Journal." 
The facts making a reprint necessary are briefly these : — The copy from which it 
was printed in the last Number, was not critically examined until near the time it 
was lo be given out to the Printer. The correctness of our copy was at once doubt- 
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Several weeks elapsed and no answer being obtained, we were obliged to proceed 
with the printing. Since that time the original Journal has been received, anil the 
discrepancies were found to be much greater than was anticipated; insomuch, that 
what had been already printed, could not be intelligibly corrected without an entire 
reprint. Thus much in apology. And in explanation, respecting the delay in receiv- 
ing the original Journal, it should be stated, that Mr. Sterns, the owner, being absent 
from the State, did not receive the letter addressed to him in time to foiward the 
Journal, and not till alter the Number of the Register for October last was printed. 
As won in our request was made known to him, it was forwarded without delay, for 
which he haj our thanks ] 

Simon Bradstreet 


New London. 


Memoires, Anno. 1664 or A Breif Record of remarkable Providences 
and Accidents gen 11 and p r ticular from the year of our Lord, 1664. 

Whoso is wise and will obserue those things euen they shall vnderstand 
the Kindnesse of the Lord. Psal. 107, 43. 


Novcm. A great blazing starre appeared in the S: west w ch continued 
some monthes. The effects appeared much in England, in a great and 
dread full plague that followed the next sumcr, in a dreadfull warre by sea 
w t!l the dutch, and the burning of London the 2 d year following. My 
vnclc Dcnisons house was burnt, by w c!l fire he suffered great lossc, few 
things bcin" saved. 


July. (9) Capt. Danforth [Davenport] who was the Capt. of the Castle 
was killed with Lightning. The terrible effects of the same storm was 
seen in diverse places. 


Decern. There was a house burnt at Farmington in Connecticot juris- 
diction. The man, his wife (who was xv { * child) and six children were 
burnt in it. The Lord is to bee feared because of his judgments. 129 
Psal. 120. Much about the same Time there was a house burnt at 
Piscataq. and 6 persons were burnt in it. 

July. My Fathers house was burnt. The losse was at least 8. or 900\£. 

There was fear of the Dutch vpon our Coasts, but it pleased god to bee 
our protection. One ship was about the gayhead, that took a small ves- 
sell belonging to Connecticot, but other spoil there was none. 

The small poxe was exceeding rife this sumcr and y e winter following 
at Boston, tho: it pleased god but few dyed of it. (There dyed about 40.) 


A man at Stratford cutt his wife's throat when she was asleep, and en- 
deavoured the like upon a small child, but did not effect it. It was thought 
it was the violence of some temtation y l hurried him into such a monstrous 
wicked nesse. lie was hangd y c sessions following, and scemd to dye 
stupidly and sottishly. Toward the end of February there was a mighty 

44 Bradstreet's Journal. [Jan. 

long beam appeared in the S: West and was seen 4 or 5 nights, it ap- 
peared like the tail of a comet, but no starre was to bee seen, nor had it 
any, vnlesse it was depressed vnder y e Horizon. This year there was a 
Synod called at Hartford to discusse some points concerning Baptisme, 
and church discipline, but nothing was concluded, the congregational! 
party, w ch was the greatest, violently opposing the presbyterian. There 
was this year and diverse yeares foregoing, great contentions in diverse 
of y c churches concerning these things. This winter was exceeding 
mild aboue N. English winters; little frost or snow in any parts of the 


M r . Welds of Hartford (who was one of the Magistrates) was killed 
w th a fall from a cherrie tree. There was a woman in Hartford jurisdic- 
tion putt to death for adultery, and murdering of her child. April. In 
the Beginning of this year M r . Shepheard pastour of the church df Row- 
ley, aged about 27 yeares, dyed. He was a man of very good partes and 
of great hopes. 

May. M r . Flint minister at Braintry dyed. lie was ancient, but in a 
course of Nature might haue lined longer. 

July. Not long after these M r . Mitchell dyed pasf of the church at 
Cambridge. He dyed of a feaver, about the 40 th year of his Age. The 
principall cause of his death as some thought was some stoppage in his 
pectorals. He was a man of eminent partes, great learning, &c. I lis 
death was a very great losse to the Town, the Vniversity, and indeed to 
the whole Country. The good Lord Sanctifye his hand & send forth 
other painful Laborers into his Vineyard. Possibly the death of these 
precious Servants of X 1 might not bee the least thing signefyed by that 
Blaze or Beam appearing the last February, Anno, 1GG7. 

In July, August and September, these western pts of the Country wr 
very sickly, though it pleased god not many dyed. The gen" distemper 
was a feaver and ague.* 

July 2. M r Hill married Mrs. Pickit the widow of Jno. PicUit of N. 
London, who dyed at Sea returning from Barbadocs. Sometime in this 
month 2 or 3 English and 4 or 5 Indians were killed w Ul Lightning at 
Block Island. * * * 

Octob. M r Jno. Webbe, who sometime liued at Boston was drowned 
catching a whale below the Castle. In coiling vp y< line vnadvisedly he 
did it about his middle thinking the whale had been dead, but suddenly 
shoe gaue a Spring and drew him out of the boat, he being in y c midst of 
the line, but could not bee recouered while he had any life. (Mr. Webb's 
death, as after I was better informed, was not altogether so as related.) 

Octob. There was a woman put to death for murdering her child, 
D r Emery of Sale and her Mother w r condemned to sitt vpon the gal- 
lowes by her with roaps about their necks, having been accessory to the 
Murder. This was in y e Massachusetts Colony, 1GG8. 

Feb. 18. 1GG8. A braue ship of 500 tuns and better was bilged vpon 
the rocks vpon the west end of fishers Island. The men all left hcr.'and 
about 12 of clock y e next Day shee was brought off by y c tide, and so 

* In another place, under the same year, is the following sentence, perhaps 
tended as a substitute for the above : — 

" This summer was very sickly, toward the westward especially at Gilford, few fam- 
elies scaping. The chief distemper was a feaver and ague." 

1S55.] BradstreeCs Journal. 45 

went down y e sound, and ranne a shoar vpon y e east end of Long Island 
wr now she'lyes, Most of the goods wr saved, but y e ship will neucr be 

serviceable more. 

April 7. My Brother Jno. Woodbridgc was ordained Pastour of Ken- 
ellworth, M r Samuel Wakeman and M« Joseph Ilaynes imposed hands. 
April 21. M" Grace Bulkley y e widow of M' Peter Bulkley sometime 
Pastour of y c chh of Cuncord, deceased. She was a woman of groat 
piety and wisdome & dyed in good old Age. Her sicknes was long and 
very alHictiuc. She was sick neer 3 months before she dyed. She had 
not the vse of her vnderstanding but by fitts, the greatest p* of her sick- 
ncssc. April 25. G9. (being Sabbath day) she was interred, her soul 3 
doves before was entered vpon an everlasting Sabbath of rest. She dyed 
and was buried at N. London. Blessed are y« who dye in y e Lord, &c. 

Apoc. 14. 13. , , 

May. M r Richard Mather Teacher of the chh at Dorchester dyed. 
Ho was an ancient, graue learned & worthy minister of X 1 . His 
Death was a great Losse to y° Country. There wr about this time 
crcat Contentions in the chh of Boston about M r Davenpt. Phc dis- 
senting party by the advise of a Councell Called to that End wr 
embodyed into a chh w<* caused also new Troubles. Tins year dyed 
M' Kevner Minister at Dover, and M r Eleazer Mather minister at North- 
ampton. This winter in the Massach. was very hard in respect of mighty 
Snowes but w«> us there was very little. This year the Lord frowned 
much vpon the Country, by sicknes in diverse places, espec. in this Colo- 
ny ofConnecticot. Divisions in seuerall ebbs; Blastings of all sorts ot 
"rain that it was very scarce. Greater scarcity haucmg not been known 
for very many ycares. Octob. 27. M' Gershom Bulkclcy was ordained 
at Wctliersfie'ld by M* Joseph Rowlandson and M r Samuel \\ lllard. 

March 18 G9-70. My Br. Benjamin Woodbridge was ordained min- 
ister of the Presbyterian Party (as y> are accounted) of Windsor. About 
this Time M' Whyting of Hartford & his party Seperated from the chh. 
and he was reordained over y>. QuorsQ luuc ? 

March 1G70. M r . Jno. Davenport dyed. The May following Mr Ux- 
enbrid<re was ordained in his place. April 1670. Mr. Wareham dyed. 
He was one of the Ancienest Ministers in y e Country. July [&] August, 
were very sickly at Gilford, Kenellworth, espec. Lime and Stonnington. 

Octob. There was a man hangd at Boston for frequent and notorious 
theft He was the first ever hanged in this Land vpon any such account 
At the same time an Indian was hanged for killing his wile. Lodging at 
an Englishmans house at Boxbury he threw his wife out at a chamber 
window and brake her neck. , , 

Jan. Mr Symes pastor of y» chh of Christ at Charlcstown dyed 1 
suppose he was aged 70 at least. This winter Hartford chh. divided 
Mr Whyting and his party, refusing to hold comvnton w* M r Ilaynes ana 
his party bee. of some differences in Point of chh govern'. M' Ilaynes 
and those with him being lookt vpon as Presbyterians. 

April. Mr Francis Willougby, Deputy Gover* of the Massachusetts 
Colony, dyed. He desired to be buried ten foot deep and to haue y c top 
of his graue plain, only couered w«" the turfes of y« grasse. 

May An Indian shott an Englishman in y« road between Scaconck 

46 BradstrceVs^ Journal. [Jan. 

and Dedham.* This Spring my Cosn Jno. Denison dyed leaving 2 chil- 
dren and a Sorrowfull widow behind him. He was aged about 31. 

June. An Indian knockt an English maid on y e head w lh his hatchet 
in her masters house. lie was taken & hanged and so hvng vpon a gib- 
bett. This was done at Woburn in the Massath. Colony. The other 
Indian y l shott y e man was hangd and his head sett vpon a pole on y c 
gallowes. There was great Stirre about y e Indians in Plimouth Colony 
who threatened & plotted to Cutt of y e English there. 

August. M r Allin Pastor of y e chh of Dedham dyed, he was a very 
worthy able Divine. He was aged about 70. Thus y e Ld is pleased to 
remoue y e choice pillars. God graunt y* as Moses dyes, Joshua may 
succeed. "Within few days after his burriall his wife dyed. 

Sept. The Tumult y l K. Philip w th his Indians in Plimouth made was 
quieted by sever 11 Gentl: of Plim. & y e Bay Colonys who meeting brought 
Philip to sign Seuerall Articles w m a Peace and Agrecm 1 was concluded. 

Octob. 26. My Brother M r Jno. Woodbrige married M™ Abigail Lect. 

Jan. 30. 1671. Major Jno. Mason who had Seuerall times been Dep- 
uty Govcrn r of Connccticot Colony, dyed. He was aged about 70. He 
lined the 2 or 3 last years of his life in Extream misery w 1 ' 1 y c Stone or 
Strangury or some such desease. He dyed with much comfort and assur 
it should bee well with him. 

February. M r Charles Chavncy President of y c Colledge dyed. He 
was a gcnerall Schollar, & an excellent good preacher. He was presi- 
dent about 15 or 10 years &. dyed about y e 80th year of his Age. * * * 


April. M r Davy his man Shott his maid because his m r vpon her com- 
plaint had given him two or thre blowes. He was hangd at y e Court 
May following. 

July 30. About 9 at night y e prison at N. London (not far fro my 
house) was torn & shattered w th lightning, but thro: gods great goodncs 
no hurt done any w r to man or beast. O y l men would praise and fear 
y e Lord bee: of his power and his goodnesse. 

Octob. 15. M r Antipas Newman pas 1 of y e chh of Wenham dyed. 
He was a man in many respects of great worth, and so his death was 
much lamented. Nove. Sometime in Nove. Major Lusher of Dedha, 
who seuerall yearcs had been a Magistrate in Massath. Colony dyed. 
Nov. 24. M" Winthrop, Gov r . Jno. Winthrop, his wife, dyed. 

Decern. M r Richard Bellingham Gov r of the Massathusetts dyed. 

Feb. It was credibly reported that it rained blood 3d at New York in 
this month. 

March 1673. This report passed for currant long, but at length was as 
credibly contradicted. 


A man was hangd at Road Island for killing his Mother. 

May 18. Being y e Sabbath Day a man at Wenham was killed with 
Lightning suddenly. He was discoursing w th M r Higginson (who 
preached y l day at Wenham) in M r Newmans house, but M r Higginson 
had no hurt, nor any in the house only this man &. a doggc y l lay by him 
in y e room was killed. 

[• The following was probably intended to be inserted in place of the above :— 
"May. 1671. Anlndian was hanged for shooting an Englishman (ie. killing him) 
vpon y« Road betveen Seaconck and Boston."] 

1S55.] BradstreeVs Journal. 47 

June 20. Was a great storm of thundring and Lightning at w ch time 
one man was killed at Wethersfeild, and another at Westfield, some 
horses also said to bee killed at the same Time. The Lord giue us 
hearts to fear him for his terrible workes. 

July. i\I r Mitchell's Sonne (his eldest) was killd running a race, y e 
horse falling vpon him by means of a dogge y l came out. ***** 

July 30. New York retaken by the Dutch. The fleet consisted of 23 
ships, 7 men of warre, and of considerable force. The Country was 
much infested w l1 ' y e Dutch during y e time y T held N. York, tho: after 
y c peace, credibly reported here in April, They ceased all acts of 

Nove. 167-1. The place was ag n surrend. to Major Ed: Androes ap- 
pointed by the Duke of York for Gov r . 


May 1. George Shcrswood of this town of N. London dyed. His 
Sicknes was very painfull being a fluxe, yet god gaue him some good 
measure of Patience. His hope (tho: mixed w Ul some doubtings at some 
times) failed not. His senses were disturbed about a day before he 
dyed. I doubt not but he is at rest in glory. 

May 4. Jno. Packer his wife dyed within an hour or two after shee 
was deliuered. Shee had many small children wch added to her hus- 
bands losse. 

July. Neer twenty Cattle w r killed w th lightning at Hempstead upon 
Long Island. 

Sept. 10. There was a mighty rep 1 heard in y e air about 6, morn 
ca-lo sercno. It was bigger y" y c rep 1 of any Canon. Some saw some 
fire in y c air of variovs colours (as y r thought) jvst vpon y" rep 1 . 

Nove. M r Samuel Danforth, Teacher of the ebb of Roxbury, dyed ; 
he was a man of great worth and his death mveh lamented. 

Decern. M r Jno. Oxcnbridge (aged about 03) Pastor of the old chh of 
Boston dved. 


May. M* Freak & Capt. Scarlett of Boston were killed by y e blowing 
vp y c deck of a ship by y e Carelessnes of some aboard. There were 
diverse others that wr very dangerously wounded and some of y' m after 
dyed. May 25. Jno. Rogers of N: London aged aboute 28 (not many 
months before turnd a Proud Anabaptist) was arraigned at Hartf J at y c 
Court of Assistants vpon try all of his life. ***** The Testimony 
agst him was his own wife (a prudent sober young woman) to who he 
told it all w th his own mouth, and not in trouble of mind, but in a boasting 
manner of free grace y l he was pardoned. This was mveh about y c time 
he fell into y l cursed opinion of Anabaptisme. His wife advised w lh 
Some of y c magistr" and elders about her revealing of it, wch y" advised 
to. There were very many Testimonies by way of Circumst to confirm 
his wiues Testimony. The Grandjury could not legally find him guilty, 
&- so he had his Goal deliuery. He would not deny his crimes but stood 
vpon legal evid 6 ? The whole bench and all sober persons judge him 
guilty. He is now at Liberty, but I belieue he will not escape God's 
judgm nt tho: he has man's. 

In August was a dreadfull storm of wind &. rain at East w ch damne- 
fyed the Covntry Scuerall thousands of pounds. They judged at Boston 
y l in ships, smaller vessels, warehouses, &c, there was 2000_£ damage 
done. The Indian warre begun by Philip in Plymouth, and yet con- 

48 BradstrceP s\ Journal. [Jan. 

tinueing this Sept. vlt. 75, by diverse other Indians in wch neer 200 
English haue been killed, is a matter of y l great Import 6 y l I cannot here 
note it. I suppose a Record of it will bee publickly taken &, y c story of 
it Printed. 

Decern. Dr. Hoar, who for some time was President of our Col ledge, 


The warre with y e Indians continucing this Winter, w th y e fight at y* 
Swamp will I hope bee left to Posterity. This year in April Mr. Jno. 
Winthrop, Gov r of this Colony dyed at Boston. 

May. Major Willard, one of y e Magistrates of y e Bay Colony dyed. 
Mr Russell one of y u Bay Magistrates &, Treasurer of y l Colony dyed. 
In y e same month dyed M r Hezekiah Vshcr one of y e chcif m r chants in 
y e Bay Colony. Also M r Leigett a merchant of a great Estate. About 
this Tyme also dyed Captain Davis of Boston. 

July. A Souldier in y e Garrison at N th Hampton in y e bay Collony 
was hanged *" * * He was condemned by a councell of warre. He 
was about 25 or 26. * * * He was but a stranger in this Covntry prest 
ovt ag*t y° Indians. Many dyed this year, (espec. in Boston) by scuerall 

Sept. Two men executed at Boston for murdering some Indian Squaws 
&/ children. The Indians yet continved to doe mveh mischief at y c East- 
ward. Sept. 18. My hon d &, dear Friend Capt n Jno. Mason one of y e 
Magistrates of this Colony &, second Son of Major Jno. Mason dyed. 
Novem. 2-1. Mrs. Lucy Palmes daughter to Jno. Winthrop, Esq. Gov r of 
this Colony dyed. She was aged about 36, a vertuous young Gentle- 
woman. Novem. 27. The north chh. or meeting house at Boston was 
burnt w th about 40 or 50 dwelling houses & store houses. 


May 1. M" Ruth Hill dyed. Shee was a woman of great worth and 
died very Comforably &, Christianly. 

Sept. 19. About 12 p r sons w r killed by y e Indians at Ilattfcild and 
about 20 carried captiue. This month at y c next town Lyme a young 
Lad was killed w th a blow by a horse. About y c same time a man killed 
at Saybrook by a cart. 

Nove. 5 or 6. Goodman Lamb his Son was killed by being drawn in 
by the Coggewhccl of a mill while he was busy about greasing y c Coggs, 
or some such employment. This Lamb belonged to N. London and 
bordered vpon y e Skirts of y e Town. Decern. M r Thomas Shcppard 
(eldest son of M r Thomas Sheppard Somt. Pastor of y c chh. of Cambridge) 
dyed at his house in Charlcstown (w r he had been minister about 18 years) 
in or about y e 45 th year of his Age. He dyed of y c Small pox w ch lie 
Sensibly p'ceived he was infected w th whilst he went to visett some of his 
neighbours who lay sick of y 1 decease. His death was mveh lamented 
and great reason there was "for it. He has left few in y l Colony or any 
other y l did exceed him in respect of his Piety, meeknesse (eminent 
charity) Learning and ministerial] gifts. As he was much lion' 1 and 
beloved by all y l knew him, so very dearly by his own flock. The 
winter of this year, 77, y e Small pox was very rife in Boston and Charles- 
town w r of many dyed. It rages this Spring tho: not so mortall as in the 


This Spring M r Noah Newman pastor of Rehoboth a yovng man of 

1855.] Br ad street's Journal. 49 

very great worth, exchanged this life for a better. He had been Pastor of 
y l place (wch is in Plimouth Colony) about 8 or 9 years. 

May 9. M r Joseph Brown minister of Charlstown dyed, a young man 
of great hopes. It should have been in y e former year, that y e latter end 
of Febr. or beginning of march, Mr. Thos. Wally, minister of Barnstable 
in Plymouth Colony, dyed ; he was a man of great worth &, his Death a 
great losse to y c whole land, but espec. to y l Colony. 

June G. About Svn Sett M r Thomas Bolls his wife and two children 
were murdered here in N. London by an Indian or Indians. The matter 
is now vpon exaination y e murderers yet not certainly known, tho: one or 
two in hold are much suspected. The eldest child was about 8, the other 
about six. 

Some time after this God was pleased very strangely to discouer y e 
murthe T of theso p'sons, who was a young Lad ( * * * ) about 16 years 
of age; one who had been a rebelliovs and disobedient wretch to his 
parents all his dayes, and his s J parents had brovght him vp ignorantly 
like a heathen. The first Cause of suspecting him was his attempting to 
murthcrhis brother in law, (about a year old or something better) he gaue 
him 2 or 3 blowes with an axe and as he thought left him dead, informing 
y* ncighb" some Indians had done it. But vpon xamination ownd and 
confest y e fact, as also y e other murthers, tho: he denyed the same again 
afterward in hope to escape, but after his condemnation he never denyed it 
more. He was executed Octob, 2, 1G78 and seemed to dye sottishly 
without any remorse. The Lord help his parents and all of vs to make a 
good vse of such an awfull &, solem Provide The Small pox w ch began 
y° last year continued still (in Boston espec.) w r of 2 or 300 dyed and 
Seuerall of note &, great vse, and it rages still as mveh as ever. 

June 12. M r Hill was married again to M" Rachel Mason. 

Octob. M r . Symonds Deputy Gov', of y e Massath. dyed. . Mvch about 
y e same time dyed M r Tho. Thacher Pastor of y e 3 J . chh. in Boston. 
They dyed both of a fcaver. The last will bee espec. wanted. 

Nove. 23. Dyed M r . Joseph Ilowlandson the worthy &, faithful Pastor 
of Wethersfield about y 47 year of his age. He dyed Suddenly & his 
death was much lamented & there was great cause, espec. at this time 
w n God is calling home his Embassadors apace, besides other tokens of 
his Displeasure vpon y e Covntry. The Lord fitt vs for his Will &, pleas- 
ure & whilst his judgm" are walking vp and down awaken vs to rights*. 
In the close of this year (78) dyed Jno. Leuerett Esq. Gov r . of y« Massa- 


April 4. About 12 or 1 at night M r " Hill dyed in child bed, shee was 
delivered of one child a (daughter) but its companion, brother or sister 
never saw y« light, y' first also was born dead, shee haueing indured a 
long & soar Travail, so y l M r . Hill wMiin lesse the 2 years has buried two 
very good wives, &, 3 xdren, 2 by his last & one by his first, wch dyed a 
little before its mother. T. M. O. L. H. 

May 24, dyed worthy M r Haines (aetatis sua?, 39,) pastor of y e chh at 
Hartford. May. My Father was chosen Gov r . of y" Matt. Colony. 

August (6 or 8) was a dreadfull fire in Boston wch consvmed Some 
hundreds of houses &. warehouses. The losse was valued at many 

Octob. 4. Jno. Smith one of y* Deacons of this chh. a man of great 
piety and vse in chh &, Town went to heaven. 

50 .BradslreeCs Journal. [Jan. 

Sometime this ^yintcr dyed M r . Wheelwright, Pastor of Salisbury and 
worthy M r . Whiting Pastor of Lyn. 

Jan. 6. Good wife Prentice aged about 44 or 46, dyed. Shee was a 
piovs woman &, of a very sweet nature, an excellent neighbour, &.c. 


May 2G Matthew Waller aged about G3, dyed very suddainly, none at 
y l time in y e room w th him. He was well a few minutes before. 

June 9. *M r . James Richards one of y* magistrates of this Colony 
dyed, aged about 50, or svmthing lesse. He was a man of good partes 
and a good Jvstice, and will be mvch missed, espec. at this time. June. 
There were 8 or 10 cattle killd w th lightning at Warwitch. 

July following M r . Henery Woolcott another of the magistrates of this 
Colony dyed. 

Octob. 21. Matthew Becket Sen r . aged about 70, missing his way in 
a very dark night, fell from a Ledge of rocks about 20 or 30 foot high, 
and beat out his braines against a stone he fell vpon. Another man y l 
was w th him was w tl, in a yard of y e place, but by gods Provid" came not 
to such an end. Let him & all neerly concernd yea, every one make a 
good vse of such an awfull &, Solemne Provide'. In the beginning of 
Nov-eb r this year appeard a great blazing Starre rising abovt Southeast, 
how it will move, indure, &,c cailot yet bee said. I saw it abovt y 18 of 
this mo. and twice since, mvch in the same place about daybreak. Wee 
haue Some observa" 1 ' printed of this terrible and awfull appear*, vid. 
Foster's Almanack March 7 §£. 

Decern. Som 1 . in this month dyed Major Josiah Winslow, Gover r of 
y* colony of Plymouth, a man of great abilityes for y l place. 


July M r Vrian Oakes President of Harv d College dyed ; a losse so great 
y l no man yet knows w* it is. 1 look vpon it a very awfull threatning to 
y e Land. The good L* pitty &, spare vs. In the mo. of June July and 
Augvst was a great drought thro: the Covntry to great losse in corn and 
grasse, &c. valued at many thousand pounds, yet god hath gratiously left 
vs enough for a meat & drink offering. Sept. & Octob. wr sickly in 
many places of this Colony, the desease was a malignant feaver of w ch 
many dyed. Decemb. M r Edward Ting who had seuerall years been a 
Magistrate in y e Mass. Colony dyed aged between 70 & 80. 

Feb. 15. Major Thomas Savage one of y" bay-magistrates dyed aged 
76. He died Suddenly. 


Som 1 . in June an Indian killed a woman at Wethersfield for w ch he 
was hang'd a little after. Wee are not w th out some feares that some of 
his Relations (after y' ir manner) will revenge his death (tho: so jvst) 
vpon Some English person. 

July 26. M r W» Douglas one of y* Deacons of this Church dyed 
in y e 72 year of his age. He was an able christian &, this poor chh will 
mvch want him. July. M r . William Taylor, a merchant in Boston of 
•exceeding good repute fell into a deep melancholy and not long after 
hangd himself w th y' raines of a Bridle in his Covnting house. His death 
was much. Lamented but espec. as to y e circumstances. 

August 21. M r . Isaac Forster pastor of y e old chh at Hartford dyed. 
He was aged about 30, a man of good Abilities. His death has made 
such a breach \ ' will not easily bee made up. 

Novem. 9. M" Brattle being in good health (& her neece y l day mar- 

1855.] Origin of Mendon and the Name of Medway. 51 

ried in her house) died suddenly, complaining only of a pain in her head. 
Many Such awfull Providences happened about y' same time. 


Som 1 . in April Major Clark &, Capt. Brattle dyed. Captain Brattle 
survived his wife from Nov. 9. 82. Not long after in y e same m° dyed 
the Hon 11 '. W m . L.ect Gov r . of Connecticott in y e 72 or 73 year of his age. 
Tho: he was Ancient, yet had it pleased god he might haue continued 
many years. His death is an awfull breach espec. at this Jvncture. 

August 10. Will" 1 . Hough Deacon of this chh aged about G4 dyed. 
He was a solid man and his death is a great Losse to Chh & Town. 
The same day and not aboue 2 or 3 houres after Elizabeth Raymond 
(Daniel Raymond his wife) aged about 2(5 or 27 dyed. Shee was for her 
Piety, Prudence &.c a very desirable Person & has left but few of her 
Age behind her like her. They both dyed of a malignant fcavcr w ch 
was very severe thro: this Colony. 


Moses Paine and Peter Bracket of Braintree for ,£24 purchased of In- 
dians in 16G0 a tract 8 ms. square situated about 15 ms. from Mead field 
and bounded 1 m. to the E. of a small River which lyeth about 3 ms. E. 
of Nipmugg great Pond and from that line 8 ms. W. and to extend 3 ms. 
S. of the path to that pond and 5 ms. on the other side. They with other 
associates subsequently petioned for the incorporation of Mendon ; and in 
1GG2 the following persons were accepted to allotments of land to be 
settled there before the end of 7 mo. 1GG3, viz. * 

^ Braintree. 

> Wevmoulh. 

John Moore 

George Aldrich Goodman King ." 

Nathl. Haseman 

Alexander Plumbly 

Mathias Puffer 

John Woodland 

Ferdinando Tcare 

Daniel Lovet 

John Harber 

Josiah Chapin 

Joseph Pcnieman Tho Bolter J 

John Small 

John Gurney 

Their nearest place for supplies was Medfield, and in passing back and 

forth they found their Midway where Medway Village now stands, and 

gave it the name ; still preserved in that locality in spite of the error of 

the clerk 140 years ago, defeating the wish of petitioners for a new town, 

and fastening upon the place the corporate name of Medway. 

Shcrborn, August 18th, 1854. 

Abnf.r Mokse. 

Goodman King 
Walter Cook 
Wm Holbrook 
Joseph White 
Goodman Thompson 
Goodman Rayncs 
Goodman Bolter senr. 
Abraham Staples 
Samuel Pratt 
Tho Bolter 


52 The Carpenter Family. [Jan. 


[Communicated by A. B. Carpenter, Esq., Lower Waterford, Vt] 

1—1. William Carpenter, born in England, 157G, and left Harwell in 
1G3S and went on board of tbe ship Bevis, at Southampton, and 
arrived the same year, and stopped at Weymouth. With him 
came his son William and 4 grand children, of ten years of age 
or less. 
2 — 1. William Carpenter, son of the forementioned William, was born 
in England, 1605; his wife was Abigail, b. 1606. He removed 
from Weymouth to Rehoboth, in 1643 or '44. Children : — 
3—1. William Carpenter, b. 1631, England, d. Jan. 2Gth, 1703; he m. 
twice— Priscilla Bonett, Oct. 5th, 1651; she d. Oct. 20, 1663; 
then m. Miriam Surls, Dec. 10, 1663; she d. May 1st, 1722, in 
4 — 2. Samuel Carpenter, m. Sarah Readaway, May 25, 1660 ; he d. 
Feb. 20th, 16S2 ; she for her 2d husband, m. Gilbert Brooks, all 
of Rehoboth. 
5 — 3. Joseph Carpenter, m. Margaret Sabin, Nov. 25, 1655 ; he d. May 

6, 1675, in Swanzey, Mass. 
6 — 4. John Carpenter went to Jamaica, L. I., N. Y. ; his wife was Han- 
nah ; he d. May 23d, 1695. 
7 — 5. Abiah Carpenter, went to Warwick, R. I., on to a piece of land 
bought by his father. 

3 — 1. William Carpenter's Children. 
8 — 1. John Carpenter, b. Oct. 19th, 1652 ; wife Rebecca ; went to 

Woodstock, Ct. 
9 — 2. William Carpenter, b. June 20th, 1659 ; m. Elisabath Roberson, 

April 8, 1685; he d. March 10th, 1719, in Attlcborough. 
10 — 3. Benjamin Carpenter, b. Oct. 20th, 1663; m. Hannah Strong; he 
d. April 18, 1738, in Coventry, Conn. ; she d. March 20, 1702, 
aged 92. 
11 — 4. Josiah Carpenter, b. Dec. 18th, 1661; m. Elisabeth Read, Nov. 
24, 1692 ; he d. Feb. 28th, 1727, and she, Oct. 18th, 1739, aged 
72, in Attlcborough. 
12—5. Nathaniel Carpenter, b. May 12th, 1667 ; m. Rachel Cooper, 
Sept. 19th, 1693; she d. July 9th, 1694, aged 23 ; then m. Mary 
Breton, Nov. 17th, 1695 ; she d. May 25, 1706, aged 31 ; he then 
m. Mary Cooper, July 8th, 1707; d. April 9th, 1712, aged 30; 
he then m. Mary Bacon, 1716. 
13—6. Daniel Carpenter, b. Oct. 8, 1669; m. Bethiah Bliss, April 15, 
1695; she d. Feb. 27th, 1702, aged 31 ; he then m. Elisabeth 
Butterworth, M. 30th, 1704; she d. June 13, 1708, aged 26; 
he then m. Margaret Hunt, March 19th, 1718, and d. 1720; he 
then m. Mary Hyde ; he d. Sept. 14th, 1721. 
]4_7. Noah Carpenter, b. March 28th, 1672 ; m. Sarah Johnson, Dec. 
3d, 1700 ; she d. Sept. 29th, 1726 ; he then m. Ruth Follet, May 
22d, 1727; she d. June 10, 1745; he then m. Tabitha Bishop, 
174- ; he d. June 7, 1753, in Attleborough. 
15—8. Obadiah C irpcnter, b. March 12th, 1678 ; m. Deliverance Pres- 
ton, Nov. (i, 1703 ; sho d. June 12ih, 1767 ; he d. Oct. 25, 1719, 
at Rehoboth. 


1855.] The Carpenter Family. 53 

10—9. Ephraim Carpenter, b. April 25th, 16S3; m. Hannah Read, 
Aug. 14, 1704; she d. Aug. 1717, aged 36; he then m. Wid. 

Martha Carpenter, March 24th, 1718 ; he d. April 20, 1745, at 

17-10. Miriam Carpenter, b. Oct. 20, 1G74 ; m. Jonathan Bliss, June 

23d, 1791. 
18-11. Priscilla Carpenter, b. July 24th, 1661 ; m. Richard Sweet. 
19-12. Hannah Carpenter, b. April 10, 1G84 ; m. Jonathan Chase, Nov. 

23d, 1703. 
20-13. Abigail Carpenter, b. April 15th, 1G87 ; in. Daniel Pcrrcn, Nov. 

12th, 1706. 

14 — 7. Noah Carpenters Children, of Attlcborovgh. 
21—1. Noah Carpenter, b. Nov. 25th, 1701 ; m. Persis Follet, June Cth, 

1728 ; he d. June 7th, 1753 ; she, 1753. 
22—2. Marian Carpenter, b. Dec. 25, 1702, d. March 1st, 1726. 
23—3. Sarah Carpenter, b. Sept. 24th, 1704; m. Noah Chase, May 5th, 

24—4. Stephen Carpenter, b. July 23d, 1706 ; m. Dorothy Whiticar, Nov. 

28, 1724; she d. Jan. 25, 1761. 
25—5. Asa Carpenter, b. March 10, 1708. 
26 — 6. Mary Carpenter, b. Jan. 24, 1709; m. John Read, April 19th, 

27 — 7. Margaret Carpenter, b. March 30th, 1712. 
28—8. Simon Carpenter, b. Nov. 13th, 1713, d. Dec. 8th, 1713. 
29—9. Isaiah Carpenter, b. Feb. 7th, 1715; m. Wid. Alathea Titus, 

Sept. 1734 ; d. in Sutton, Mass. 
30-10. Simon Carpenter, b. Aug. 29th, 1716; m. Sarah; he d. March 

16th, 1794, Pomfret, Ct. 
31-11. Martha Carpenter, b. May 25, 1719, d. May 25, 1719. 
32-12. Elisha Carpenter, b. Aug. 28th, 1721 ; m. Anne Whiticar, March 

15, 1744; he d. Aug. 2d, 1789; she d. Feb. 23d, 1804, Sutton, 

33-13. Amy, b. Feb. 2d, 1723, d. Feb. 2d, 1723. 
34-14. Priscilla, b. May 1st, 1728. 

29 — 9. Isaiah Carpenter's Children removed to Sutton, Mass., alout 1740. 
35—1. Sarah Carpenter, b. Nov. 14th, 1736. 
36— 2. Isaiah Carpenter, b. Sept. 27, 1738, d. Nov. 1, 1748. 
37_3. John Carpenter, b. Dec. 16, 1710; m. Hannah Record. 
38—4. Jonah Carpenter, b. Oct. 1744 ; m. Zerviah Whitmore, Nov. 22, 

1769 ; he d. Jan. 31, 1805 ; she, Aug. 29, 1834, in Ashford, Ct. 
38 — 4. Jonah Carpenter's Children, of Ashford, Ct. 
39—1. Asa Carpenter, b. Oct. 10, 1770 ; m. Erepha Grow ; she d. Dec. 

40—2. Joseph T. Carpenter, b. Jan. 2, 1774; m. Huldah Davidson, 

April 15, 1S0O; he d. April 11, 1805, Ashford, Ct. 
41_3. Jonah Carpenter, b. Jan. 2, 1774 ; m. Hannah Rice, Watcrford, Vt. 
42—4. Chester Carpenter, b. July 3, 1780 ; m. Chloe Holt, March 16, 

1815 ; she d. Oct. 24, 1819, Willington, Ct. 
43—5. Isaiah Carpenter, b. June 29, 1783 ; m. Caroline Bugbce, April 

21, 1808, Waterford. 
44_6. Dvcr Carpenter, b. April 22, 1786 ; m. Martha Gibbs, Sept. 19, 


54 The Porter Family. [Jan. 

45—7. Alatheia Carpenter, b. Sept. 19, 1*72 ; m. Abiel Chene, May 11, 

1797 ; he d. Sept. 1C, 1841, Watcrford, Vt. 
43 — 5. Isaiah Carpenter's Children, of Watcrford, Vt. 
46—1. Alonzo M. Carpenter, b. April 22, 1809, d. Nov. 18, 1809. 
47—2. Caroline D. Carpenter, b. March 23, 1811 ; m.Wm. Holt, March 

21, 1836, WiUington, Ct. 
48—3. Sally B. Carpenter, b. Feb. 3, 1813, d. Feb. 13, 1813. 
49—4. Isaiah P. Carpenter, b. Jan. 22, 1814, d. Aug. 10, 1840. 
50—5. Sally M. Carpenter, b. May 19, 1S16 ; m. Elijah Carpenter, Oct. 

24, 1837, WiUington, Ct. 
51—6. Amos B. Carpenter,*!). May 25, 1818 ; m. Cosbi B. Parker, June 

24, 1847, L. Watcrford, Vt. 
52—7. Alatheia, b. Jan. 11, 1821, d. July 18, 1821. 
53—8. Ocena M. Carpenter, b. Aug. 9, 1824, d. Feb. 19, 1825. 
54—9. Eliza A. Carpenter, b. April 16, 1826; m. Jonathan Ross, Nov. 

55-10. Alonzo P. Carpenter, b. Jan. 28, 1829. 

51 — C. Amos B. Carpenter's Children, of Watcrford, Vt. 
56—1. Martha W. Carpenter, b. Feb. 4, 1848. 
57—2. Alatheia C. Carpenter, b. April 10, 1849. 
58—3. Philander I. Carpenter, b. Nov. 17, 1850, d. Jan. 14, 1852. 
59—4. Carpenter, b. Feb. 14, 1853. 


The Rev. Dr. Ebenezer Porter, late of Andover, was descended from 
another branch of the Porter family in Farmington, noted for the great 
number of deacons embraced in it; the last of whom, the venerable Eli- 
jah Porter, deceased in 1845. The only other clergyman was the late 
Isaac Porter of Granby, Ct. 

Thomas Porter settled in Hartford, and removed early to Farmington. 
I think he was a deacon ; he died in 1697. His wife was Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Deac. Stephen Hart, married in 1614. His two sons, Thomas and 
Samuel, were both deacons. Thomas was born in 16-18, and died 1711, 
leaving but one son, Deac. Timothy, born Nov. 2, 1672, and died Jan. 6, 
1743. Timothy married Susanna, daughter of Deac. Thomas Bull, April 
22, 1697; she died 1743. Both of Deac. Samuel Porter's sons were 
deacons — Samuel in Farmington, and Joseph in Kensington. 

Among the sons of Timothy, wcro Timothy, born Sept. 14, 1702; 
graduated at Yale College ; was deacon of the church in Farmington, 
and died childless, July 16, 1780; and Ebenezer, baptized June 13, 
1708, who married Anna Porter, Dec. 12, 1728, and died April 16, 1750, 
aged 47. Thomas, the son of Ebenezer, father of Rev. Dr. Ebenezer, 
was born Feb. 15, 1733-4, was one of the settlers of Cornwall, Conn., 
and the leading man, both in church and state, in that town. He after- 
wards removed to Tinmouth, Vt., where, I suppose, he died, at upwards 
of 90 years of age. 

IVeio Haven, Jan. 21, 1852. W. S. P. 

[The above having been mislaid occasioned its late appearance. — Ed] 

1855.] Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N. II. 55 


[Communicated by Rev. Alonzo H. Quint, M. N. E. Hist. Gen. Sue] 

[Concluded from Vol. VIII, page 364.] 

Underhill, John, once an officer in the British forces, having served 
with reputation in the Netherlands, in Ireland, and at Cadiz, was induced 
to emigrate by Gov. John Winthrop. In the autumn of 1G38 came to 
Dover ; became Governor of the plantation by popular election ; involved 
himself in difficulties; left there about Sept. 1641. For particulars see 
Winthrop's Journal, and Belknap's Hist, of N. II. A minute account of 
him was published in Dover Enquirer, in 1852. 

Varney, Humphrey, was received an inhabitant, G, 4, 1G59; was 
taxed at Dover Neck until 1662, at Cocheco, 1G65, and regularly after. 
He seems to have been a Quaker ; he m. 2 March, 1GG4, Sarah Story, 
dau. of Edward Starbuck. Some confusion exists as to whether Sarah 
was married twice previous or but once ; both were living in 169G. Chil- 
dren were : John, 2 b. , d. 14 Aug. 1G6G ; Peter, 2 b. 29 March, 1G66 ; 

Joseph, 2 b. 8 Oct. 1667; Abigail, 2 b. 10 July, 1669; John, 2 ; Ebenezer, 2 
who might have been the son of a prior marriage. There was a Hum- 
phrey Varney of Gloucester, son of Bridget, ab. 1656. Was it the same ? 

Peter, 2 a cordwainer, m. Elizabeth , and had Joseph, 2 (a Friend,) 

who m. 5, 6, 1712, Abigail Robinson, and had Joseph 3 ; Mary, 3 (m. Sam- 
uel Varney) ; Elizabeth, 3 (m. Silvanus Hussey) ; and Hannah, 3 (m. 
Paul Hussey) ; Peter, 2 who m. 1724, Sarah Norton, and d. s. p. John, 3 
m. 1707, Susanna Otis, and d. s. p. Ebenezer, 2 m. Mary Otis, and 
had descendants, as given in Vol. V, pp. 197, &c. Other children must 
have had descendants ; probably Peter 2 had others besides those given, as 
the Friends' Records give only the children who remained Friends. Jo- 
seph 2 also prob. had children. The descendants of Humphrey are almost 

Vesey, George, taxed 1659 ; also 1670, at Cocheco. 
Wackham, Edward, grant, 1693-4. 

Waldron, (or correctly Walderne,) Richard, 1 was born in Al- 
cester, Warwickshire, England, being baptized G Jan. 1015, as in Vol. 
VIII, p. 78, where four generations of the family in England are given. 
He came to America, (says a fragment of a letter from James Jeffrey to 
Counsellor Richard 3 Waldron,) with " Mr. Hilton or Mr. Wiggin, [in 
1G35,] to See the Country. He stayed about two Years & returned to 
England and there Marryed a Gentlewoman of a very good family (whose 
parents were very unwilling She Should come away ; (her names arc not 
remembered, nor of wt place. Your Great Grandfather did not come 
with your Grandfather." Waldron purchased lands on Dover Neck, on 
his first visit to Dover, and on his settlement a large tract at Cocheco 
Lower Falls, where he made his home to his death. He accumulated 
property, built mills, purchased lands, acquired influence, and held many 
offices. He was at different periods Selectman and one of the Court ot 
Associates, Representative thirteen years, Speaker of the Mass. House, 
seven years, Major, Counsellor, Chief Justice of New Hampshire, and 
acting President His military services and civil were alike valuable and 
acknowledged. He was killed by the Indians, 28 June, 1689. A fuller 

56 Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N. H. [Jan. 

sketch of his life will be found in the Dover Enquirer of 1853, in " His- 
torical Memoranda," Nos. 104-111. Waldron was twice married — (1) 
to a lady in England, as above; (2) to Anne Scammon, sister of Richard 
Scammon ; she d. 7 Feb. 1G85. By these two wives he bad children : 
Paul, 2 who d. in Algiers, in 1669, probably being employed in a ship of 
his father's; Timothy,* who d. in college; Richard, 2 b. 1G50; Anna,' 
who m. Rev. Joseph Gerrish, minister of Wenham ; EInathan 2 b. G July, 
1G59, d. 10 Dec. 1659; Esther, 2 b. 1 Dec. 1660, m. (1) Henry, son of 
Henry Elkins of Hampton; (2) Abram Lee, "chymist," who was killed 
28 June, 1G89 ; (3) Richard Jose, son of Richard Jose of Portsmouth, 

sheriff; (4) , and d. in the island of Jersey; Mary, 2 b. 14 Sept. 

16G3, d. young. These last three were born in Boston; in Dover, Ele- 
azer, 2 b. 1 May, 1665; Elisabeth, 1 b. 18 Oct. 1666, m. John Gerrish of 
Dover ; Marah, 2 b. 17 July, 1668, probably the " Maria" who d. at the 
age of 14. 

Richard, 2 b. 1650, early moved to Portsmouth, where he was living 
when his father was killed in 1689; he was Representative in 1691, 
Counsellor of N. H., 1681, Chief Justice of the C. C. P., Judge of Pro- 
bate, and Colonel. He m. (1) Hannah, dau. of President Cutt, and had 
Samuel, 3 b. 1681, d. aged 11 months; the mother d. 14 Feb. 1682 ; he 
m. (2) 6 Feb. 1692-3, Eleanor, dau. of Major Wm. Vaughan, b. 5 March, 
1669-70, d. Sept. 1727 ; they had children : Richard, 3 b. Feb. 1694 ; 
Margaret, 3 b. 6 Nov. 1695, m. Eleazer Russell ; William, 3 b. 4 Aug. 
1697, Pastor of the New Brick Church, Boston ; Anne 3 b. 29 Au^. 1698. 
m. Rev. Henry Rust, and d. in Stratham, in 1736 ; Abigail, 3 b. 28 July, 
1704, m. Judge Richard Saltonstall of Haverhill, and d. in 1735 ; Elea- 
nor, 3 b. April, 1714, d. Aug. 1726, from drinking cold water after 

Richard, 5 born as above, was a resident first of Dover, afterwards of 
Portsmouth; he grad. at H. C. in 1712; was appointed Counsellor in 
1728, and soon after Secretary of the Province, and in 1737, Judge of 
Probate ; in 1749 was a Representative from Hampton, and was unani- 
mously chosen Speaker. He was a person of distinguished talents and 
attainments, was a professor of religion and zealously attached to his 
church. He died in 1753. His wife was Elizabeth Westbrook. 

Later generations are recorded in the family history, owned by N. 
Sheafe Waldron, Esq., Major U. S. Marine Corps, a great-grandson of 
Richard. 3 

William, 1 a brother of Maj. Richard, was baptized, according to the 
abovementioned table, 18 Oct. 1601. He was recorder of Dover in 1641, 
and was there doubtless earlier. Various deeds are recorded of and to 
him, but none as yet are found to give information regarding him. One 
of them, dated 13 Sept. 1642, was given by Rev. Thomas Larkham, con- 
veying to Walderne certain shares in the Dover and Swampscut Patent, or, 
as sometimes called, the Shrewsbury Patent. He was in Dover in 1645 ; 
was a member of the church there. Was drowned in attempting to cross 
the Kennebunk, (having removed to Maine,) in Sept. 1647. The infor- 
mation on p. 78, can apply it seems only to him, but we find no trace of 
Christopher as his son. Who his children were is uncertain. Prudence, 
who m. Richard Scammon, is said to be one; William, b. 1642, taxed in 
Dover, 1664, is called "nephew of Maj. Waldron," and it would seem 
must be son to William. 1 Mr. George Wallden was taxed at Cochcco, 
1672 ; Alexander, at one time of Newcastle, " a relative of Maj. Wal- 


55.] Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N. H. 57 

dron," d. 7 June, 1G76, the same as are included in " Elexsandcr &, Wil- 
liam Wallden," who were taxed on Dover Neck, 1664, the first alone 
being taxed in 1665, and again in 16G7, at Cocheco; John Wullden was 
taxed at Cocheco in 1672. Whether any or all of these were sons of 
William, 1 we cannot tell. It ought to he noted that Alexander made his 
will, 7 June, 1G70, in which he leaves his property to " brother Edward, 
of Old England," brother Samuel, and to the wife of Robert Taprell. lie- 
searches now in progress may throw further light on this matter. 

John, 1 is sufficiently provided for in Vol. V, p. 205, note. An abstract 
of his will is printed in Dover Enquirer ; it adds no new facts. 

Wall, James, taxed 1649, for " his 3 quarters of a sawmill and 

Wallingford, John, of Dover, 1GS7; m. G Dec. 1637, Mary Tuttle. 
Thomas had wife Margaret, (who was bapt. 18 Feb. 1729,) and children : 
Hannah, b. 5 May, 1720 ; Judith, b. 25 March, 1722 ; Ebcnezer, b. 21 
July, 1724 ; Abigail, 'b. 30 Sept. 172G. Nicholas had wife Rachel, and 
dau. Margaret, b. 4 April, 1714. 

The Wallingfords are found in Somersworth. 

Walton George, 1 born in England, in 1615 or 1616 ; signed the Ex- 
eter "Combination," in 1639, and was of Dover in 1648; settled at Great 
Island (now Newcastle, N. H.) within a few years, and died there. His 
wife was Alice, highly spoken of in Sewel's History. Will dated 14 Feb. 
1685, proved 9 March, 1685-6; gives to wife Alice, to son Shadrach, to 
Alice, Priscilla, and Grace Taprell, (to her the house her mother, 'de- 
ceased, lived in,) to Samuel Walton, to Thomas and Walten Rohy, and 
to Elizabeth Treworthy. Children: George, 2 b. 1(549, (alive in 1671;) 
Shadrach, 2 b. 1658; Dorcas, 2 (living in 1666;) child, 2 (drowned 5 May, 

1657;) and probably, daughter, 2 (who m. Taprell;) daughter,* (who 

m. Roby:) Mary, 2 (who m. Samuel Rand, 14, 6, 1679;) and per- 
haps daughter, 2 (who m. Treworthy.) 

Shadrach, 2 b. 1658; was Ensign in 1691, Major in the unfortunate 
attack on Port Royal, in 1707; Colonel of the N. II. troops in the suc- 
cessful attempt of 1710; was Colonel of the Rangers in active service the 
next winter; quieted the Indians of the east in 1720; was appointed Man- 
damus Counsel in 1716 ; was senior member and President of the Board, 
in 1733; was Judge C. C. P. 1695 to 1698; Judge S. C. 1698 and 1699*, 
and again Judge C. C. P. 1716 to 1737. He died 3 Oct. 1741. Will 
dated 5 Dec. 1737 ; gives all to his wife for life, and afterwards to be di- 
vided among his children next mentioned. Children: George 3 ; Benja- 
min, 3 (grad. II. C. 1729, a minister;) Elizabeth, 3 (m. Keesc ;) Abigail, 3 
(m. Long;) Sarah, 3 (m. Sheafe ;) Mary, 3 (m. Randall, and was grand- 
mother of Benjamin Randall, the founder of the Freewill Baptist Connex- 
ion, who was b. 7 Feb. 1749, and d. 22 Oct. 1808. 

George, probably the son of Shadrach, 2 had wife Frances; 17 Nov. 
1732, they convey to their son George, land granted to them in common 
with other heirs of the late Hon. Samuel Allen. 

Webb, George, had lot west of B. River, in 1642 ; taxed 1648; lived 
at O. R. George Smith administered on his estate, and, 10 Nov. 1651, 
sold the property at O. R. 

Wentworth. See Vol. IV, V, VI, VII, and refer to Hon. John Wcnt- 
worth, the indefatigable annalist of his family. 

Weymouth Edward, b. 1639, (as by deposition in 1679,) was taxed 
at Dover Neck, in 1662, and for a few years after. He seems to have 

58 Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N. H. [Jan. 

lived some time afterward at Kittery. SeweVs Hist (i 5GG ) says 
under the year 1662,—" Then one Edward Waymouth took Mary [TomV 
kms,] by the arm and dragged her on her back over the stumps of trues 
down a very steep hill, by which she was much bruised and often died 
away. Yet it happened soon after that several " Weymouths" joined 
that sect. A William, probably ( 2 ) had children, Reuben, b. 14, 4, 1C8G ■ 
IroL 1 ^ J* 10 ; 7 ' »«0 ; Robert, b. 15, 12, 1091-2 ; Joshua, b. 11, 4', 
1695 ; Pabitha, b. 14, 8, 1693, m. Joseph Jenkins ; Samuel, b. 13, S, 1701 

Benjamin m. Mary , and had Benjamin, b. I Feb 1693-4 '. 

Joshua m Sarah Dennet ; « they were not friends ; they had several 
children of whom two were convinced, viz.:" Mary, who m. Nathan 
Hoag of Hampton; Mehitable, b. 4 m. 1731, m. Elijah Jenkins. 

Whitehouse, Thomas, received an inhabitant, 10, 8, 1658 ; livintr as 
Thomas senior in 1G94 ; had a son Thomas,'- 2 who was probably father to 
Edward and Thomas, who in 1710 received each a lot belon-mi" formerly 
to Philip Cromwell, dec, and to Pomfret. If so,' he was° tile Thomas 
who mar. a daughter of William Pomfret. 

Pomfbet had wife Rebekah, and children, Pomfret, b. 14 Aut. 1703, 
(to whom he gave land in 172G) ; William, b. 8 Jan. 1705 ; Elizabeth, b! 
28 Feb. 1707; Judith and Edward (twins), b. 10 Nov. 1710; Thomas, 
b. 8 April, 1713; llosemes, b. 31 Mar. 1715; Samuel, b. 'l5 April! 
1718; Moses, b. 13 June, 1720. 

Thomas, had wife Rachel, and dau. Elizabeth, b. 1 Nov. 1725, (m. 

Roberts,) and probably Richard, b. 1743, (he was a son of a Thomas 

who died in Somersworth in 178G, aged about 80, and he mar. Hannah 
Gardner, b. 1746, and died 18 July, 1818.) The Whitehouse family is 

"Whitney, Benjamin, taxed at Cocheco, 16G7-1GG8. 

Willand or Welland, William, m. Hannah Heard, 22 March, 1720, 
and had Elizabeth, b. 15 March, 1722-3; Sarah, b. 19 Dec. 1726. 

The Hinting Slanderer. — The individual who goes about giving myste- 
rious hints, and darkly insinuating that there is something horrible in the 
character of another, at the same time making no direct charge, is scarcely 
less to be detested than the midnight assassin. Such an assassin of the 
character of others, usually, when closely questioned, disclaims havinrr 
meant anything, and thus discovers the blackness of his own depraved 
heart. He poisons his arrows by pretending great friendship for those 
whom he intends to destroy. Wretches in this employment run a fearful 
hazard ; and although they may deeply injure the objects of their venom, 
they may be sure that their road has an end. 

Wee whose names are here vnderwritten doe testify that vpon our 
Arrivall in Virginia the 19 th of October 54 David Dale of Akamacke did 
affirme that David Sellicke dyed in Virginia a fortnight or three wcekes 
before we came in and vpon that wee went up to Mussawatocks, where 
M r * Sellicke did affirme the same 3: 5: 58. 

Phillip Long 
Sworne in Court 31 July 1G58 Benjamine Negus 

Edw. Rawson Rccord r . 

Mass. Archives, Vol. 15, A, p. 5. 

1855.] Memoirs of Prince's Subscribers. 50 


[Continued from Vol. VIII, page 251.] 

MESSINGER, Rev. HENRY was born in Boston, 25 Feb. 1G95. 
He was tbe second son of Thomas and Elizabeth Messinger, and grand- 
son of Henry Messinger, who emigrated from England about the year 
1(510, with his wife Sarah, and settled in Boston. lie graduated at Har- 
vard College in 1719, and was ordained minister of the First Church in 
Wrentham, Mass. 5 Dec. 1719, being the second minister of that church, 
and the successor of the Rev. Samuel Mann. 

In the year 1741, the era of the revivals in New England under White- 
field and his associates, a large number were admitted members of the 
church in Wrentham, and an account of this revival, prepared by the 
Rev. Mr. Messinger, may be found in the book called the " Great Awak- 
ening, 11 page 121. 

He was married 5 Jan. 1720, to Esther Checvers, daughter of Israel 
and Bridget Cheevers of Cambridge, Mass., by whom he had twelve 
children. He died 30 March, 1750. In the century sermon, preached 
in Wrentham, in the year 1773, by Rev. Joseph Bean, the following 
tribute is paid to his memory : — " Mr. Messinger continued over the 
First Parish until his death, in the 32d year of his ministry. He was 
confined by sickness but a few days, and preached the Sabbath or next 
but one before his death. He was a gentleman of unblemished reputa- 
tion, and highly esteemed for his piety and virtue. He had the character 
of a plain, faithful, affectionate, and profitable preacher. He was of a 
feeble constitution, but lacked not in zeal, sparing no pains in promoting 
the good of his people." 

Children of Rev. Henry and Esther Messinger: — 

1st. Thomas, born 29 May, 1721. Died same year. 

2d. Mary, born 28 Aug. 1722. Married the Rev. Elias Haven, who 
was settled over the Second Parish in that part of Wrentham now called 

3d. Esther, born 15 Jan. 1724. Married Rev. Amariah Frost of 
Mendon, Mass. 

4th. Sarah, born 27 Nov. 1725. Married first to Dr. Cornelius Kol- 
luck of Wrentham, and second, to Rev. Benjamin Caryl of Dover, Mass. 

5th. Henry, born 18 Nov. 1727. Died 20 July, 1729. His death 
was caused by falling from a chamber window while his parents were 
absent at Cambridge. 

Gth. Elizabeth, born 3 Feb. 1729. Married Rev. Joseph Bean of 
Wrentham, Mass. 

7th. John, born 30 Oct. 1731. Married, 1st, Mary Messenger ; 2d, 
Melatiah Corbet; 3d, Phcbe Guild. 

8th. Samuel, born 29 Jan. 1733. Married, and settled in Ilolliston, 

9th.- Jerusha, born 11 Sept. 1734. Married Ebenczer Fisher, Jr. of 


Kith. Daniel, born 11 Oct. 1735. Married Mary Brastow, settled in 
Wrentham. Parents of the late Col. Daniel Messinger of Boston. 

11th. James, born 4 Dec. 1737. Married Elizabeth Fisher, and was 
the first minister of Ashford, Conn. 

12th. William, born 3 March, 1739. Died 5 March, 1741. c. w. M. 

60 Letter of Rev. John^Waddington. [Jan. 

CLAP, HOPESTILL, was son of Elder Hopestill,* and grandson of 
Capt Roger Clap. He was born in Dorchester, 26 Nov. 1679, and died 
26 Dec. 1759. He was a prominent man in his native town, and a 
Deacon of the Church for upwards of 36 years, being ordained to that 
office 3 May, 1723. He left a good part of his estate to his nephew, Dea. 
Richard Hall, with whom it is supposed that he lived the latter part of his 
life. He made bequests to his nephews and nieces, and c£60, to be laid 
out in plate for the Communion table, also, some money to the poor of 
the Church, on certain conditions. Take him all in all, he was one of 
those firm and consistent descendants of that inimitable race of men, the 
first settlers of New England, and did his full share to strengthen the 
hands of those who held up the Ark of their Covenant. E. c, jr. 


9, Surrey Square, August 28, 1854. 
Rev. and Dear Sir, — 

I duly received your kind note of July 18, 1854, with the certificate of 
election to the honorary fellowship of the Old Colony Historical Society. 
I beg you will tender my grateful acknowledgments for this mark of your 
confidence and kindness. 

I am deeply interested in the objects of your Society, and should re- 
joice in any way to render help in the furtherance of them. I have been 
trying to interest the French Protestant Historical Society in the Pilgrims, 
and their relations with the French refugees while at Leydcn. A recent 
Bulletin of the Society, published at Paris, contains a short notice on this 
subject. It has been my good fortune to find several original documents 
which will throw light on the course of the Pilgrims, and especially show 
the influence exerted by them on others. Every book I receive from 
America relative to their history furnishes new suggestions, and as I am 
now tolerably familiar with the contents of our archives in England, I am 
induced to look for fresh papers in connection with the names I am made 
acquainted with. I have recently published the life of John Pcnry. To 
my regret and I may say mortification, it is not printed with the care that I 
expected ; nevertheless, I am happy to say it is well received. I have not 
received the books you mention on the " Ministry of Taunton." 1 shall 
value them much, and will thank you to urge your publisher to forward 
them. Your local histories are very interesting to me ; I wish I had a 
complete set. I have the histories of Scituate, Eastham and Dorchester ; 
but there must be many others: can you help me to them? The Hon. 
Abbott Lawrence of Boston will take charge of anything you send. 
With much esteem, I am, Reverend Sir, 

Yours, faithfully, 


Rev. S. II. Emery. 

* See Re?. Vol. V, (1851.) p. 91, for a brief notice of Elder Hopestill Clap, with a 
copy of the inscription on his grave stone. T - 

1855.] Family of John Spofford. 61 

LEY, IN 1G3S. 

[By Jeremiah SroFFOKD, M. M. S., Physician of Groveland, late Bradford, Mass.] 
[Continued from Vol. VIII, p. 34 1 ] 

(70) John, and Susannah Dow — she was of Salem, N. H. ; settled 
in New Rowley ; removed to Whitestown, New York. Ch. : 167, Bet- 
sey, b. , died young; 1G8, Thomas, mar. Beulah Ransom ; 169, Sa- 
rah, m. Dr. Arnold ; 170, Isaac, settled in New York ; 171, Abram, born 
1782, m. Betsey Brooks of JafFrey, N. II. ; 172, John, settled in Pennsyl- 
vania. John, the father, died at Rindge, N. H., about 1800. 

(74) Isaac, and Mary Ayer — she was of Haverhill ; he was a phy- 
sician, studied with Dr. Bricket, senior, of Haverhill ; was in the army of 
the Revolution ; settled at Beverly. Ch. : 173, Sophia, bap. 21 Jan. 1770, 
at Georgetown, m. Ela. 

He died young. 

(75) Jacob, and Mary Tenney — she was of Bradford ; he was an in- 
genious mechanic, was with Timothy Palmer of Newburyport, (the cele- 
brated architect who first bridged the Merrimack,) in the construction of 
the first bridge over the Potomac at Washington : invented the circular 
sawmill. Settled in Ipswich. Ch. : 174, Mary, b. 13 Oct. 1778, mar. 
Jeremiah Kimball of Ipswich ; 175, Hannah, b. 27 Octob. 1779, m. John 
Parker, 2d Daniel M. SpolTord ; 176, Sarah, b. 18 Aug. 1781, m. William 
J. Poor; 177, Iluldah, b. 30 July, 17S3, m. Parker SpolTord ; 178, Eliza- 
beth, born 13 Jan. 1789, mar. Joseph Noyes, 2d Theodore Parker; 179, 
Chandler, b. 28 May, 1788, mar. Betsey N. Cobb of Dcrry, N. II. ; ISO, 
Anstice, born 23 Jan. 1791, died April, 1796; 181, Sophia, born 12 Nov. 
1793, mar. Isaac Adams, Boxford ; 182, John T., b. 18 Sept. 1795, mar. 
Eliza Coburn; 183, Anstice, b. 3 Dec. 1798, m. Leonard Carleton, Brad- 
ford ; 184, Uriah, b. 13 Dec. 1800, m. Mary Perkins of Essex. 

Jacob, the father, died at Ipswich, 12 May, 1812; the mother died at 
Georgetown, 4 Feb. 1802. 

(52) Moses, and Abigail Bibbins, both of Windham, Conn., mar. 24 
Mav, 1703. Ch.: 185, William, m. Lydia Brown, settled in Troy, N.Y.; 
186, Jesse, m. Wealthy Davidson ; 187, Harry, died aged 4 ; 188, Sclin- 
da, mar. John Moulton, Windham ; 189, Cynthia, mar. Eleazer Collins, 
Windham, living 1850, aged 84 ; 190, Louisa, died 11 July, 1813, unm. ; 
191, Pollv, died 31 July, 1831, unm. ; 192, Tryphena, living in Troy, N. 
Y. ; 193,'Sally, m. Uriah Miller, Troy, N. Y. 

Moses, the lather, died 9 March, 1825, aged 86. 

(53) Asa, and Hulda Flint, mar. 16 Dec. 1746; settled in Wind- 
ham, Conn. ; died 12 March, 1808, aged 86. Ch. : 194, Hulda, born 17 
Jan. 1747, d. 29 Aug. 1806; 195, Darius, b. 4 Jan. 1749, killed in the 
battle of Wyoming, 3 July, 1778 ; 196, Lucy, born 11 Aug. 1751, mar. 

Thomas Snow, Windham, Conn. ; 197, Elijah, b. 11 Nov. 1751, m. 

French, settled in Salina, N. Y. ; 198, Phineas, b. 15 Dec. 1756, m. Sarah 
Hcbard, Windham ; 199, Jehiel, b. 25 March, 1759, m. Phcebc Jennings, 
settled at West; 200, Eliphaz, born 7 July, 1761, died 7 March, 1781 ; 
201, Eliphalet, b. 16 July, 1763, m. Betsey Buck ; 202, Gamaliel, b. 22 
Nov. 1766; 203, Vine, b. 5 July, 1769, died in Montreal, Canada. 

62 Family of Jolin Spofford. [Jan. 

(59) John, and Susannah Parish, both of Windham, mar. 1762 ; set- 
tled in Lisbon, Conn. Ch. : 204, Oliver, born 17 Aug. 1762, mar. 

Williams ; 205, Lccta, b. 20 March, 1704, d. Nov. 179:? ; 20G, Abel, b. 
31 July, 170G, m. Lois Spencer, settled in Pcnn. ; 207, Lydia, b. G June, 
17GS, m. Samuel Church ; 208, Amelie ; 209, Olive ; 210, Hannah, mar. 
Rowell Bingham; 211, Mina, b. 19 March, 1770. 

John died 19 Jan. 1812, aged 77. 

(76) Moody, and IIuldah Spofford, (71) — settled in Georgetown ; 
many years justice of the peace; representative 1801-4-8-9; architect of 
Haverhill, Rocks, Andover, and Windsor, Vt. bridges, and of Groveland, 
South Andover, and other churches ; lieutenant at Ticonderoga, in the 
Revolution ; deacon of the church — died 23 Dec. 18*28, aged 84. Ch. : 
21G, Judith, b. 23 July, 17G7, inar. David Tenney, settled at Newbury; 
217, IIuldah, b. 7 Nov. 1768, died an infant ; 218, Daniel, born 23 May, 
1770, m. Polly Nelson ; 219, Phoebe, b. 17 Feb. 1772, m. Ilenrv Dole of 
Byfield ; 220,'Huldah, born 4 Jan. 1774, died young; 221, Moo'dy, b. 30 
March, 1776, m. Betsey Spofford, settled in Georgetown, d. in Bradford ; 
222, Naomi, b. 12 Jan. 1778, d. 11 Oct. 1825; 223, Abram, b. 12 Jan. 
1780, d. young; 224, Isaac, b. 5 Dec. 1781, mar. Naomi Adams; 225, 
Eliphalet, b. 15 Jan. 1785, m. Sarah Palmer; 226, Sarah, b. 12 June, 
1788, d. 10 May, 1814; 227, Pamela, born 29 Sept. 1790, mar. Nathan 

None of this family are now living, (1850), although the oldest would 
have been but 83, and the youngest 60 ; 10 lived to adult age. 

(77) William, and Sarah Spofford — she was of Andover — farmer 
and miller, settled in Georgetown. Ch. : 228, William, b. 20 Feb. 1775, 
mar. Eunice Lincoln ; 229, Martha, b. 5 July, 1777, m. Capt. Eliphalet 
Chaplin; 230, Parker, b. 13 Nov. 17S0, m. IIuldah Spofford, 2d Hannah 
Wilkins ; 231, Daniel, b. 13 April, 1786, m. Hannah Hardy of Bradford ; 

232, Sarah, b. 25 June, 1790, m. Hervey of Illinois; 233, Roxbee, 

b. 3 Nov. 1794, m. Preston Lincoln. 

(79) Dr. Amos, and Irene Dole — he was in extensive practice as a 
physician in New Rowley, from 1771 to 1805 ; one of the original mem- 
bers of the Mass. Medical Society, a large farmer, and much known and 
respected. She was daughter of Capt. Moses Dole and Ruth, daughter of 
Dea. Nathan Peabody of Boxford— see note, (Vol. VIII, p. 312,) of Pea- 
body and Glover families. Ch. : 231, Moses D., b. 9 Dec. 1773, m. Irene 
Mighill ; 235, Daniel M., b. 19 Feb. 1775, mar. widow Parker, formerly 
Hannah SpolTord ; 230, Irene, b. 2 March, 1775, died 1819 ; 237, Pea- 
body, b. 22 July, 1780, d. 10 Sept. 1826; 238, Betsey, b. 26 Nov. 1782, 
m. Moody Spofford; 239, Judith F., b. 6 July, 1785; 240, Richard S., 
b. 24 May, 1787, m. Frances Maria Lord ; 241, Amos, b. S Aug. 1789, 
d. 5 May, 1821 ; 242, Sewell, b. 16 March, 1792, m. Elizabeth Nelson; 
243, Mighill, b. 13 June, 1794, m. Mehitable Dole ; 244, George, born 9 
Jul)', 1797, m. Clarissa Thurstin. 

Dr. Spofford died of dropsy, 20 Dec. 1S05. 

(85) Jeremiah, and Temperance Spofford— settled in New Rowley, 
now Georgetown; farmer and millwright. Ch. : 245, Temperance, born 
2 Nov. 1777 ; 240, Eliphalet, born 15 May, 1779, died an infant ; 247, 
Lucy, b. 23 April, 1780, mar. A. J Tenny, Esq.; 248, Eliphalet, b. 16 
Jan. 1782, died an infant; 249, Achsah, b. 28 May, 1784, died aged 4 
years ; 250, Judith, 4 Jan. 1786, m. James Merrill; 251, Jeremiah, born 
8 Dec. 1787, m. Mary Aycr SpolTord ; 252, Bradstreet, b. 13 Jan. 1790, 

1S55.] Family of John Spofford. G3 

died an infant ; 253, Charles, born 19 May, 1793, died ngcd 20 months ; 
254, Apphia, b. 1 July, 179G, 2d wife of A. J. Tenny, Esq. 

In the alarm of Lexington, he dropped his work on a mill, at Byficld, 
went home and got his knapsack and arms, and overtook the company 
commanded by his father, Capt. Eliphalct Spofford, at Topsfield, and 
with them joined the army at Cambridge. lie removed to Ilampstcad 
in 1815, and to Bradford in 1817 ; died in 1827 ; his wife d. 5 Dec. 1812. 

(90) Lemuel, and Hannah Fkazieu — she was of Byficld, lived in By- 
field, went to Virginia in 1797 — not heard of. Ch. : 255, Eliphalet, b. 
17S6, died in Boston 1817 — seaman ; 256, Lucy, b. 1788, living in Bos- 
ton, 1854. 

(102) Adijah, and Maiiy Town — she was of Boxford, mar. 17 Dec. 
1755 ; was living in Bradford in 1761 ; removed to Sharon, N. II. about 
1780. Ch. : 257, Hannah, bap. 9 Jan. 1757 ; 258, Hepzibuh, born 21 
June, 1759 ; 259, Jesse, born 28 Aug. 1761, mar. Mary Dimmick ; 260, 
Amos, b. 28 Aug. 1765, mar. Mary Taggart ; 261, Abijah, born 26 Sept. 

17G7, m. , grad. of Harv. Col. ; 262, Mehitable, b. 4 Sept. 1771, m. 

Jonathan Sanderson, Lunenburg; 263, Mary, b. 27 Nov. 1774, m. Robert 
Sheldon ; 204, Samuel, b. 1 July, 1779, m. Mary Piper of Acton, Mass. 

(103) David, and Elizabeth Griffin — she was of Bradford, mar. 22 
Nov. 1761 ; settled in Bradford, Ms. Ch. : 265, Elizabeth, b. 10 Aug. 
1762 ; 266, Sarah, b. 16 Jan. 1765. 

(106) Eldad, and Lucy Spaulding — she was of Townsend, Mass ; 
farmer, settled in Temple, N. H. Ch. : 267, Lydia, b. 7 Oct. 1769, m. 
Asa Howard, 1793, lived in Maine ; 268, Jesse, b. 8 Oct. 1771, m. Sarah 
Tidder, lived in Temple ; 269, Eliphalet, b. 8 April, 1773, m. Sally Rand, 
live in Clarendon, Vt. ; 270, Henry, b.5 Feb. 1775, d. 1783 ; 271, Lucy, 
b. 8 April, 1777, m. Joshua Tell, live in Maine ; 272, Hannah, b. 9 Feb. 
1779, m. Thomas Richardson ; 273, Sarah, b. 11 Oct. 1780, mar. Parker 
Shattuck, 1798, settled in Western, Vt. ; 274, Isaac, b. 22 June, 17S2, 
m. Ann Fish, live in Woodstock, Me. ; 275, Betsey, b. 11 July, 1784, m. 
Willard Hartwell, settled in Westport, N. Y. ; 276, Milly, b. 1 Oct. 17S6, 
m. Joel Patten, 1810, settled in Temple ; 277, Daniel, b. 15 Sept. 17S3, 
m. Rebecca Barker, 1812; 278, Artemas, b. 20 Sept. 1791, mar. Sally 
Barret, 1812, settled in Vermont ; 279, Earl, b. 21 April, 1793, mar. in 
British dominions. 

(118) Jonathan, and ; born in Salisbury, Conn., residence un- 
known. Ch. : 2S0, Jacob ; 281, Smalley ; 282, Jonathan ; 283, Ilcinan ; 
284, Chancy ; 285, Sally. 

(119) David, and , of Salisbury, Conn.; settlement unknown. 

Ch. : 286, David ; 287, Betsy. 

(120) John, and ; settled in Fairmount, Vt. ; farmer, colonel of 

militia. Ch. : 2S8, Heman ; 289, Horatio Gates, LL.D., settled in Al- 
bany, SpaiTbrd, Penn , and last in Lansinburg — historian of New York ; 
290, John; 291, Hiram; 292, Guy; 293, Polly; 291, Hannah; 292, 
Rhoda ; 293, Sophia. 

(121) Solomon, and ; settled in Canada. Ch. : 294, Ira ; 295, 

Henry ; 296, Abijah ; 297, William ; 298, Solomon ; 299, Polly ; 300, 
Amanda; 301, Sally; 302, Rebecca. 

(122) Job, and ; settled in Canada: Ch. : 303, Chipman ; 304, 

Samuel ; 305, Hannah. 

(140) Benjamin, and Peggy Cole— settled in Fryeburg, Me. Ch. : 
306, Bcnaiah, m. Page ; 307, Abigail ; 308, Pamela, m. James Hook ; 


64 Family of Jofol Stafford. [J an< 

309, Orlando, m.- Hall, Auburn, N. II. ■ 310, Ormond, - 

trench, settled at Danville, N. II. ; 31 1, Sebastian, m. Hook 

(111) Amos, and Huldah Boynton, mar. 22 Feb. 1792; settled in 

Methuen. Ch : 312, Isaac, mar. Hoyt, Hampstead, N. II. ; 313, 

Abigail, d. at Boxford, 1845. 

(141) Samuel, and Deborah Robinson— she was of Andover ; mar 
6 Oct. 1793, settled in Andover; he was drowned in Great Pond, Ando 

Pond, Boxford, I July, 1814; 321, Sarah, b. 15 Nov. 1809, mar. Hiram 
Harriman, Georgetown; 322, Harriet, b. 14 July, 1812. 

(145) Daniel, Esq. and Ph<ebe Peters— she was of Blue Hill, Me. ; 
m. 10 Aug. 1793; settled in Blue Hill ; removed to Bucksport, 1803 Ch. : 
324, Parker, b. 23 Sept. 1790, d. 26 Jan. 183G, of fever, at Gambia, Af- 
rica ; 325, Frederick, b. 28 Feb. 1798, m. Augusta Parker ; 32G, Frank- 
lin, b. 1G Nov. 1799 ; 327, Ruby, b. 28 March, 1802, mar. Ephraim P. 
Lord, 14 Feb. 1825; 32S, Fisher Ames, born 20 June, 1808, deaf mute, 
educated at Hartford, teacher in the Asylum, New York ; 329, Charlotte, 
b. 7 July, 1812, mar. Richard P. Beach of Bucksport, 1834; 330, Erne- 
line, b. 7 Oct. 1816, to whom I am indebted for this record. 

(14G) Thomas, and Elizabeth Foster, mar. 9 Nov. 1791, settled in 
Boxford; third generation on the spot. Ch. : 331, Aaron, born 1 Feb. 
1792, m. Rebecca Foster ; 332, Rebecca, b. 6 Dec. 1795 ; 333, Richard, 
b. G Jan. 1797, m. Hannah Tyler; 334, Phineas, b. 31 March, 1802, m. 
Mary Ann Pierce ; 335, Francis, b. 24 June, 1804, d. 1824 ; 33G, Eliza, 
b. 24 Jan. 1807, m. Ephraim Cole, d. 1830 ; 337, Jonathan, d. 1830. 

(108) Moses, and Hannah Kimball — settled in Georgetown. Ch. : 
338, Abel, b. 15 May, 1780, m. Mary Merrill ; Joseph, b. 25 Dec. 1782 ; 
Betsey, b. 11 July, 1785, m. Caleb Jackson, Georgetown; Diadamia, b. 
9 June, 1788, mar. Col. Daniel Moulton, West Newbury ; Sarah, born 19 
May, 1792, m. Dca. Eaton, Framingham. 

(110) Joseph, and Mary Chaplin — settled in Georgetown, same farm 
as his father's, west of Baldpate Hill. Ch. : 339, Mary, born 29 March, 
1790, m. Andrew Horner; 340, Paul, b. 18 Feb. 1792, mar. Sarah Spof- 
ford, 2d Susan B. Spring ; 341, Susan, born 4 Sept. 1794, mar. Arvet M. 
Hatch, settled in Haverhill and New York ; 342, Mehitable, born 5 Jan. 
1797, mar. Caleb Ilersey, Esq., Haverhill ; 313, Sarah, b. 5 Nov. 1800, 

m. William Carleton, Boxford ; 344, Moses, b. 27 Oct. 1803, mar. 

Tyler, settled at Georgetown. 

(111) Benjamin, and Polly Adams — lived in Boxford. Ch. : Sally, 
b. 31 Dec. 1786, m. Phineas Barnes ; Mary A., b. 4 Jan. 1789, mar. Na- 
thaniel Nelson. 

He has second wife, the wid. of Hon. Aaron Wood. 

(130) Stephen, and Mary Chadwick — farmer, settled in Boxford. 
Ch. : 345, Frederick, in. Deborah Wilkins ; 346, Mary, m. Samuel Pea- 

(131) Dea. Parker, and Mary Wood, mar. 9 Dec. 1787, settled in 
Boxford ; farmer, innkeeper, justice peace, representative, deacon of the 
church, lived to 80 years, and died about 1837. Ch. : 347, Charles, b. 
1 March, 1789, d. young; 348, Enoch, b. 19 July, 1791, merchant, Bos- 

1855.] Family of John Spofford. C5 

ton and Charleston, S. C. ; 349, Parker, b. 2 Oct. 1793, died young. By 
2d wife, Abigail, widow of Jonathan Wood : 350, Mary W., born 2 Oct. 
1793, m. Josiah Kimball, Esq., settled on the old farm, removed to Law- 

(134) Thomas, and Esther Pearl — settled in Pelham, N. H. Ch. : 
351, Thomas, mar. Nancy Searl, living in Pelham ; 352, Charles, b. 25 

Dec. 1776, m. Lucy Reed, 24 Oct. 1805 ; 353, Pearl, mar. of Bos- 

ton ; 354, Dudley, b. 20 Dec. 1779, m. Mary Atwood, settled at Pelham, 
N. II. ; 355, John, b. 21 Feb. 1783, m. Hannah Simonton, 20 Sept. 1807 ; 
356, Frederick; 357, Abigail. He married 2d wife about 1794 : 358, 
Sophia, died 1823. 

(135) Moody, and Dolly Farnham — settled in Andover ; farmer and 
joiner. Ch. : 359, Sophia, b. 11 Jan. 1789, m. Rev. Mr. Creasy ; 360, 
Moody, b. 1 April, 1791, died at New Orleans; 301, Dolly, b. 29 Sept. 
1793, m. Abel Kimball of Newbury ; 362, Henry, b. 2 Aug. 1795, mar. 
Hannah T. Johnson ; 363, Farnham, b. 18 Sept. 1797, m. Lydia Cogges- 
hall ; 364, Roxbee, b. 10 Sept. 1799, died young ; 365, Jacob T., b. 28 
Dec. 1801, settled in Cincinnati ; 366, Abia, b. 31 Oct. 1803, mar. Rev. 
Mr. Waldo, settled at Minnesota; 367, Greenleaf, b. 19 Oct. 1805, died 
1835 ; 368, Mary, b. 16 May, 1807 ; 369, Harriet, b. 12 April, 1809, m. 
John Coker, Georgetown ; 370, Benjamin H., b. 13 Nov. 1815, d. an inf. 

(133) Isaac, and Meiiitable Wood — settled in Andover, farmer. Ch. : 
371, Lucy, born 4 April, 1793, mar. Stephen Nichols, Amcsbury ; 372, 

Thomas, b. Sept. 1795, m. , settled in N. Y. city ; 373, Isaac, b. 20 

Sept. 1797, m. Julia Marble, 1850; 374, Solomon, b. 20 June, 1799, m. 
Catharine Carleton, settled in Boxford ; 375, Mary, b. 20 Oct. 1801, died 
April, 1831. 

(136) Samuel, and Lydia Peaslee of Kingston, N. H. ; set. in Kings- 
ton, carpenter and farmer. Ch. : 376, James, b. 12 July, 1797; 377, Orin, 
b. 19 May, 1800, d. 15 April, 1803 ; 378, Orin P., b. 4 June, 1794, m. Su- 
san C. Clement ; 379, Merinda, b. 11 May, 1805, m. Thomas Basset, M. 
D., Derry, N. II., settled in Kingston, N. H. ; 380, Roxby M., b. 15 Nov. 
1810, d.*23 June, 1835. 

(116) John, of Salisbury, Conn., m. , settled in Wethersfield, Vt., 

died at Windsor, Vt., about 1803, aged 45. Ch. : 381, Asa, b. 1780, d. 
in Windsor, Vt., 1803 ; 382, John, M. D. ; 383, Oliver ; 334, Dan. 

(117) Joseph, and ; settled in Wethersfield, Vt., died about 1835, 

aged 70. Ch. : 385, Abel ; 386, Stephen ; 387, Hiram ; 388, John. 

(259) Jesse, and Mary Dimmick of Mansfield, Ct. ; he was born in 
Bradford, Mass. ; potter by trade, went to sea, settled in Mansfield. Ch. : 
339, Jesse, b. 17 April, 1785, m. Chloe Richardson, 4 Sept. 1816 ; 390, 
Ira, b. 3 Sept. 1792, m. Electa Moulton. 

Parents 6th Gen.— Children 1th. 

(264) Samuel, Esq. and Mary Piper— she was of Acton, Mass., mar. 
1797, removed to Friendville, Pa., 1826; he was born at Mason, N. II. 
1779, living 1849, justice peace, drc, and furnished this record. Ch. : 391, 
Elizabeth, b. 28 April, 1799, m. Job M. Pierce, 1819 ; 392, Samuel, b. 
30 Nov. 1802, m. Olive Bowler, 1825 ; 393, Mary, b. 19 May, 1808, m. 
Daniel Bowler, 1831 ; 394, Milton R., b. 11 June, 1811, m. Lucy Shel- 
don, 1S37 ; 395, Silas P., b. 29 Aug. 1813, mar. Betsey Cornish, 1844 ; 
396, Mehitable, b. 31 Jan. 1817, m. Miles Baldwin, 1839. 

(268) Jesse, and Sarah Tidder— she was of western Vermont ; mar. 
21 July, 1796, lived some years in western Vermont, removed to Temple, 

66 Family of John'Spofurd. [J an . 

where he was living, and dates his record 22 Nov. 1848 Ch ■ 397 

IS!?' • 2 ,i A|)ri1 ' 1797 ' m - Mai 7 "• Maynard ; 398, Milly b 19 June 
800, m. VVllard Searle ; 399, Clarissa Ober, b. 12 June 7803, m De* 
ter Barton, 1824 ; 400, Adna, b. 14 Feb. 1805, died 23 July, 1812 401 
Rachel Jane b. 6 Dec. 1812, m. Artemas Spafford ; 402, Nancy Wilder,' 
b. 4 Jan. 1816, m. Francis Robbins, settled in Acton, Ms 
fljfjj D-^el, and Rebecca Barker, mar. 1812, settled in Bakers- 

29 Nov. 1833.' ' ' **' * May ' 181 °' m ' Rachd Janc S P o(r ° rd ' 

nS 1 ^!^* 11 ' and French, of Windsor, settled in Salina, N. Y 

Y , \? e ^ ee ' Set - at Tecumseh > Michigan, merchant ; 405, Charles! 

settled at Michigan. 

(198) Phineas, and Sarah Hebard, of Windham, Ct. ; he was in the 
battle and massacre of Wyoming, 3 July, 1778. Ch. : 40G, Thomas ; 
40/, Darius; 408, Clarissa. 

(199) Jehiel, and Phcebe Jennings, mar. 29 Nov. 1781 ; settled in 
Western States. 

(204) Oliver, and Williams— she was of Lisbon, Ct. ; resi- 
dence, Lisbon. 

(200) Abel, and Lois Spencer, both of Windham, Ct ; residence, 

(185) William, and Lydia Brown, both of Windham, Ct. ; settled in 
Troy, N. Y. Ch. : 408, William, mar. Fanny Wetherby, settled in N. Y. 
city; 409, John, shipper and grocer ; 410, Harry, mar. Ellen Miller, 2d 

Austin, N. York, merchant ; 411, John, settled in New York city, 

shipper and grocer; 411, Nancy; 412, Caroline; 413, Eliza; 414, 
Jane, widow of Bourne, N. Y. city. 

(186) Jesse, Esq., and Wealthy Davidson— set. in Windham ; justice 
of the peace, &,c — living 1850; she was of Lebanon, Ct. Ch. : 415, 
Fanny, m. Guy C. Hebard, widow, 1850 ; 416, George, m. Almira Smith 
oC Windham ; 417, Sophia, m. Stephen Hosmer ; 418, Julia, m. John P. 

(294) Ira, and ; settled in Hallowell, Canada ; farmer, general 

of militia, &c. Ch. : 408, Ilcman, (see family ;) 409, David, do. ; 410, 
Ira, do..; 411, Jacob ; 412, Guy ; 413, Nancy. 

(295) Henry, and ; settled in Canada. Ch. : 415, John; 416, 

Chipman.; 417, Abram ; 418, James ; 419, Daniel ; 420, Betsey ; 421, 
Hester ; 422, Susan ; 423, Polly ; 424, Clarissa.— Letter of Ira Spofford, 
as above.. 

(297) Wiluam, and ; settled in Canada. Ch. : 430, three sons 

and three daughters. — Ibid. 

(296) Abijah, and . Ch. : 440, seven sons, three daughters. — 


(298) Solomon, and . Ch. : 444, two sons, two daughters. — lb. 

(215) Asa, and ^ Jived in Piermont in 1781, died in Genesee Co., 

"N.Y., about 1810. Ch. : 445, William, died in Michigan about 1840 ; 
446, Ralph, born 2 Aug. 1781, Jiving 1850, at Gerard, Pa. ; 451, five 
.daughters, two living in 1850. — Letter of Ralph. 

(159) Abram, and Sally Spaulding, mar. February, 1799, settled in 
Barre, and in Moretown, Vt. ; living 1850. Ch. : 452, Sally, b. 19 Feb. 
1800, m. Joseph Freeman, 1826 ; 453, Polly, b. 4 Nov. 1801, m. Lyman 
Fiske, Oct. 1828; 454, Betsey, b. 30 June, 1803, m. John Taylor, 1830, 
settled in Lowell ; 455, Ayer, b. 15 Jan. 1805, m. Harry Olmsted, El- 

1855.] Family of John Spofford. 67 

28 July, 1818, m. Caroline Fish, 1841, settled in Lowell ; 463, Isaac b 

30 April, 1821 ; 404, Harriet, b. 19 Nov. 1823, m. Alexander W.Conner. 

(162) Abner, and Betsey Leach— settled in Jaftrev, N. II. ; removed 

to New York, Michigan, Wisconsin. Ch. : 464, Eliza, mar. Daniel Pit- 

man ; 465, Samuel Litch, m. , settled in Michigan ; 460, Sumner, 

m. Emeline E. Bixby, settled in Adrian ; 467, Cynthia, mar. Theodore 
Bassel, Texas ; 468, Luke ; 469, Harriet, m. Milton Hoeg ; 470, McKen- 

zie, m. , settled in Toledo, Ohio ; Mary A. b. 1832, m. Calvin Arm- 

strong. Second wife, Sally Morey : 471, Abram ; 472, Charlotte ; 473, 
Alice ; John. 

(105) Rev. Luke A., and Grata Rand— she was of Rindge, N. II. ; 
he was a graduate at Middlebury in 1816— clergyman ; settled in Gil- 
manton, N. H. ; now, 1850, in Williamsburg, Ohio. Ch. : 474, Richard 
Cecil, b. 22 Dec. 1817, graduate of Amherst College, studied divinity, li- 
censed preacher at Barre, died 25 May, 1843 ; 475, Mary Susan, b. 12 
Feb. 1820, m. John R. Wiltsey, Newburg, N. Y. ; 476, Henry Martyn, 
b. 8 Sept. 1821, grad. Amherst College, set. at Shrieveport, Red River, 
Louisiana; 477, Elizabeth Jane, b. 19 Sept. 1823, teacher, Newburg, N.Y.; 
478, Ainsworth Rand, b. 12 Sept. 1825, bookseller, Cincinnati ; 479, Ann 
Matilda, b. 22 Sept. 1827, d. 21 July, 1843, at Chilmark, Martha's Vine- 

(251) Dr. Jeremiah, and Mary Ayer Spofford— she was of JafTrev, 
N. H. ; mar. 14 Oct. 1813, settled in Hampstead, 1813, removed to Brad- 
ford, now Grovcland, 1817, physician here 37 years, member Mass. Med. 
Society, senator of Mass. I83S-9, author of Gazetteer of Massachusetts, 
associate editor of Haverhill Gazette. Ch. : 480, Laura Ayer, born 28 
Sept. 1814, mar. Moses P. Atwood, settled in Groveland ; 481, Charles 
Whiton, b. 20 Nov. 1816, physician, clerk in Boston custom house ; 482, 
Charlotte Eustis, b. 8 Feb. 1819, m. George W. Chaplin, set. at George- 
town ; 483, Hcrschell Ainsworth, b. 19 July, 1821, mar. Sarah Stickney, 
set. in Grovcland, trader ; 484, Mary Putnam, b. 20 Nov. 1823, teacher ; 
485, Cecelia Peabody, b. 5 Aug. 1826; 486, Morris, b. 30 Sept. 1829, 
m. Jane Nichols, teacher, student of medicine, trader; 487, Lucy 'Penny, 
b. 25 Nov. 1831, died of scarlatina, 2 July, 1833; 488, Aphia 'Penny, b. 
10 Aug. 1834. 

(218) Daniel, and Mary Nelson, both of Georgetown, settled in 
Newburyport, joiner, d. young. Ch. : 489, Sarah N., m. Paul SpofTord, 
settled in New York city ; 490, Charles N., m. . 

(221) Moody, and Betsey Spofford, both of Georgetown, settled in 
Bradford. Ch. : 491, Emily, mar. William Hall of Newburyport, settled 
at Bradford. 

(224) Isaac, and Naomi Adams, settled in Georgetown, removed to 
Brighton, Mass. and died there. Ch. : 492, Edward Colman, d. ; 493, 
Lewis Tenny, d. ; 494, Sarah Hale ; 495, Lewis Edwin, d. ; 496, Phcebe 

Adams, m. Morse ; 497, Lucinda Baxter, d. 

( To be Continued.) 

68 Notes on the Richardson Family. [Jan. 


[Communicated by Edward S. L. Richardson.] 

Sketch of the Genealogy of the Richardson Family, including a part of 
the Descendants of Thomas Richardson of Woburn, Mass. 

Thomas Richardson, (brother of Ezekiel and Samuel R.) b. in Eng- 
land, came to New England ; was admitted freeman 1G38 ; was one of 
the first settlers of Woburn, where he d. 28 Aug. 1G51. He had three 
sons and two daus., viz. : Isaac, Thomas, Ruth, Phebe and Nathaniel. 

Nathaniel, son of Thomas R., b. 2, 11, 1050-51, m. Mary , and d. 

4 Dec. 1714; Mary, his widow, d. 22 Dec. 1719. They had nine sons 
and two daus., viz. : Nathaniel, James, Joshua, John, Thomas, Hannah, 
Samuel, Phineas, Phebe, Amos, and Benjamin. 

Joshua R., son of Nathaniel and Mary R , b. 3, 4, 1G81 ; m. Hannah 

; he d. 5 Nov. 1748, ("aged 68," N. E. Gen. Register, Vol. Ill, p. 

148.) His widow d. 27 Dec. 17G8. They had one son and three duus., 
viz. : Hannah, Mary, Martha, and Joshua. 

Joshua R., son of Joshua and Hannah R., b. 18 Oct. 171G ; entered his 
intention of marriage with Eunice Jennisen, " Genneson," of Watertown, 
27 April, 1739. They had five children, viz.: Lucy, ("Lucie,") b. 
21 July, 1740; (d. 27 Dec. 1741, aged 1 year; N. E. Gen. Reg., Vol. 
Ill, p. 46,) Nathaniel, Lucy, Joshua, and Israel, b. 29 March, 1748, d. 
20 April, 1748. Eunice, wife of Joshua R., d. 13 April, 1748, (" aged 
29," N. E. G. Reg., Vol. Ill, p. 148,) and he m. 2dly, Abigail Carter, 
and they had six or more children, viz.: Josiah, Abigail, Israel, Asa, Pol- 
ly, and Eunice ; and one copy adds Alford. Joshua R., son of Joshua 
and Hannah, d. . His widow Abigail Carter R. d. at Salem, 

Mass. about 1795, date now uncertain. 

Nathaniel R., son of Joshua and Eunice Jennison R., b. 20 March, 1742 ; 
m. Eunice Putnam, (dau. of David and Rebekah Perley Putnam, who was 
b. at Danvers, Mass. 29 March, 1751,) at Middleton, Mass. Sept. 1771. 
They removed to Salem, Mass. where they both died. They had five 
sons and two daus., viz. : Nathaniel, Joshua, Jesse, Eunice, Israel, William 

Putnam R., and Betsey . Nathaniel R. 6on of Joshua and Eunice 

J. R. was a merchant and a tanner; he was accidentally killed by a 
building he was assisting to remove, 25 Jan. 179G, a?. 53. II is widow, 
Eunice Putnam R. d. 20 Nov. 1840, aged 95 yrs. 7 mos. 27 days. 

William Putnam R., son of Nathaniel and Eunice Putnam R., b. 5 May, 
1785, and Deborah Lang, (dau. of Edward and Rachel Ward Lang,) b. 
23 Sept. 1785, were m. 6 Aug. 1807. They had five daus. and four sons, 
viz. : Ellen Octavia, Sarah Lang, Augusta Ilsley, William Putnam R., M. 
D., Edward Symmes Lang R., Eliza Anne, Charles Frederick, Caroline 
Louisa, and Nathaniel Putnam R. Capt. William Putnam R., son of 
Nathaniel and Eunice P. R., d. 5 Sept. 182G, aged 41 yrs. and 4 mos. 
He was a sea captain and afterwards a merchant. His widow Deborah 
L. R. d. 4 March, 1845, aged 59 years and 5 months. 

Edward S. L. R. son of Wm. P. and Deborah L. R. b. 28 Feb. 1816 ; 
was m. at Salem, Mass. 6 Oct. 1848, to Harriet Emeline Norris, (dau. 
of Emery and Abigail Millet Jeffs Norris) who was b. at Salem 7 Dec. 
1821. They reside at Kendall, Kendall Co., 111., and have no children. 

The authorities for the above, are several Family Bibles, containing 
Family Records , Extracts from Woburn Town Records, and from New 
England Hist, and Gen. Register; and also from letters written to me. 

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[Continued from Vol. VIII, page 31)8] 

TRUMBULL.—" The Peaceful End of a Perfect Man.— A Dis- 
course, delivered in Lebanon, at the Funeral of His Excellency Jona- 
than Trumbull, Governor of the State of Connecticut. Who died Au- 
gust 7th, 1809, aged 69. By Zebulon Ely, A. M. Pastor of the Church 
in the South Society. Hartford. 1809." 8vo. pp. 27. 

"A Discourse occasioned by the Death of His Excellency Jonathan 
Trumbull, Esq., Governor of the State of Connecticut; and delivered, 
at the Request of the General Assembly, in the Brick Church in New 
Haven. By Timothy Divight, D. D., President of Yale College. — Pub- 
lished by the Request of the General Assembly. — New Haven, 1809." 
8vo. pp. 23. 

It is not unworthy remark that both of the Preachers of the above 
named Discourses selected the same passage of Scripture for their Text. 
" Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright : for the end of that man 
is peace." Psalm xxxvii. 37. And Dr. Dwight notes in his work, 
that " he was not informed that the Rev. Mr. Ely had chosen the same 
Text until his was far advanced." Appended to the former is the follow- 
ing : — 
By permission of the friends of Governor Trumbull, and of the author 

of the following piece of Biography, the Editors of the^ Connecticut 

Courant present it to the public, connected with the foregoing Strmon. 

The family of Trumbull was among the early settlers in New Eng- 
land. Their ancestor came from England in 1645, and fixed his resi- 
dence at Ipswich in Massachusetts. His son, named John, removed and 
established himself at Suffield in Connecticut. He had three sons, John, 
Joseph and Benoni, whose descendants are still living in this State. Jo- 
seph settled at Lebanon, and at his death in 1755, left but one son, his 
Excellency Jonathan Trumbull, our former Governor. 

Providence raised up that illustrious man to preside over the State, dur- 
ing a period of the greatest danger and distress; which required all the 
wisdom and firmness of the statesman, no less than the skill and intre- 
pidity of the warrior. The revolutionary contest found him in office, to 
which he was first elected in 1766, and in which he was continued till his 
resignation in 1784, on the termination of the war by the establishment 
of American independence. He was one of our earliest and ablest pat- 
riots in the revolution. . , 
The Government of Connecticut, though subordinate before that period, 
was ever independent in form. All its officers were elected by the peo- 

pie. Completely organized as a republic, and not forced to try the ex- 
periment of political theories, the revolution occasioned no change in our 
Constitution. The Governor was enabled, on all emergencies, to call 
forth the resources of the State, and to furnish assistance, both of troops 
and supplies, to the American army, far beyond the exertions of many 
other States, superior in extent, wealth and population, but embarrassed 
by the opposition of crown-officers, and enfeebled by the want of legal 
authority. His unremitted vigor, activity and success, stand recorded in 
the pages of history, and have left a lasting impression on the hearts ot 
the people. ,, 

70 Researches among Funeral Sermons. [Jan. 

His Excellency Jonathan Trumbull, our late Governor, was the eldest 
surviving son of this venerable magistrate. Tie was born at Lebanon on 
the 26th of March 1740. His genius, docility and love of learning, ap- 
peared in his early years. At the age of fifteen, he was admitted a mem- 
ber of Harvard College ; and after completing his education, and receiv- 
ing its honors in 1759, he left the university with a character, unblem- 
ished in morals, respectable for science, and peculiarly amiable in man- 
ners. He settled in his native place; and in 1766 married Miss Eunice 
Backus, a young lady of a reputable family in Norwich, who survives 
to lament his loss, and console her sorrows by the recollection of his 

He was soon called into public service. He was an active and influen- 
tial member of the State legislature, as representative of the town of 
Lebanon, during several sessions before, and at the commencement of the 
American war. In 1775, he was appointed by Congress, Paymaster to 
the army in the Northern Department. He continued in that employment 
till the close of the campaign in 1778. Upon the death of his elder 
brother, Colonel Joseph Trumbull, Commissary general of the army of 
the United States, the care of settling his public accounts, and adminis- 
tering on his estate, having been committed to his trust, he resigned his 
office, and returned to his family at Lebanon. He was immediately re- 
elected to the legislature. 

In 1780, he received the appointment of Secretary and first Aid to 
General Washington, in whose family he remained till the end of the 
war; honored with the highest confidence and friendship of his Comman- 
der, and the esteem and affections of the army. 

On the restoration of peace and establishment of our independence, he 
enjoyed a short interval of retirement from the duties of public life ; 
happy in domestic society, and employed principally in his private con- 
cerns : till the embarrassment and confusions of the times again called 
for the services of every friend to his country ; and convinced the Amer- 
ican people of the necessity of enlarging the powers of the general gov- 
ernment, and placing the union on a firmer foundation. 

In May, 1788, he accepted a re-election to the State legislature, and was 
chosen Speaker of the House of Representatives. He retained that sta- 
tion in the subsequent sessions. In March 1789, he took his scat in the 
first Congress of the United States assembled under the new Constitution, 
as one of the representatives of the State of Connecticut. In that honor- 
able assembly of patriots, destined to establish the government of a ris- 
ing empire, provide by a code of laws for its internal regulation, and 
conduct its intercourse with foreign nations, so important were his ser- 
vices, and so justly appreciated his talents, that on the meeting of the 
second Congress, holden in October 1791, he was, by a respectable ma- 
jority of suffrages, chosen Speaker of their House of Representatives. 
At the sessions of our State legislature in October 1794, he was appointed 
a Senator in Congress. He resigned that seat, on his election, in May 
1796, to the office of Lieutenant Governor of the State of Connecticut. 
Upon the death of Governor Wolcott, he succeeded him in May 1798, as 
Governor of the State. He continued in that office during the remainder 
of his life ; annually elected by large majorities of the freemen for eleven 
successive years. 

When we behold a character, so highly elevated in the opinion of his 
country ; a person, whom all classes of men, with whom he was at any 

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time connected during a long life of public service, embraced every op- 
portunity to lionor by their suffrages, and commit to his trust ihe most 
important offices in their power to bestow, our curiosity is naturally 
prompted to enquire, by what talents, conduct and virtues he obtained 
such universal confidence and respect. 

The disposition of his mind, and natural tendency of his genius, led 
him to endeavor more to be useful, than brilliant. lie wished rather for 
esteem, than applause ; and his talents were less showy, than solid. In 
public debate, he never attempted to dazzle the understanding by rhetori- 
cal allusions, nor to silence opposition by the pomp and splendor of elo- 
quence. But he never failed to please by the gracefulness of his manner 
and elegance of his language, and commanded respect by propriety of 
argument, strength of judgment and extent of information. 

He presided with peculiar felicity in deliberative assemblies. His po- 
lite attention, quickness of perception, and perfect acquaintance with the 
rules of proceeding, facilitated the transactions of business; while with 
graceful dignity he regulated debate, and softened the asperity of parties. 
In private society his manners were peculiarly attractive. He appeared 
in the friendly circle with the look of cheerfulness, the smile of philan- 
throphy, and the eye that sparkled with vivacity and intelligence. Ac- 
customed to the best company, and skilled in all the politeness of the gen- 
tleman, he could adapt his discourse, with great facility, to the inclina- 
tions, topics and understanding of all classes of people : aiming rather to 
acquire, than to display information; not to dictate in opinion; but to ob- 
tain advantage from the knowledge and experience of age, and amuse- 
ment from the innocent gaieties of youth ; to promote the rational and 
elegant pleasures of life, and the satisfaction of every social party, that 
was favored by his presence. He never attempted to engross conversa- 
tion ; nor sought admiration by brilliancy of fancy, or ostentation of 
learning and argument. He never affected to shine, and he never failed 
to please. 

Of punctuality in attendance on business, in the exact performance of 
his engagements, and in all his dealings with mankind, and of faithful- 
ness in the prompt execution of every trust committed to his charge, he 
afforded an uncommon example. The duties and labors of every day 
were entered upon in regular order, and finished by its close, without 
hurry, confusion or embarrassment. Every account was adjusted, and all 
public correspondence answered in season. None could ever accuse him, 
for delay or disappointment, and none ever went justly dissatisfied from 
his presence. 

He excelled in all the duties of social life ; as the consort, the parent, 
the neighbor and the friend ; as the generous patron of merit, the kind 
benefactor of the distressed, and the liberal encourager of every public 
institution, and every useful improvement. 

The enterprising ambition and political art of the statesman, the bold 
imagination of the orator, who rules the fate of kingdoms by his elo- 
quence, and the intrepidity of the hero, rendered invincible by success, 
dazzle the eyes of the multitudde with surprise and admiration, and afford 
the most brilliant themes of biographical eulogy. But strength of judg- 
ment and an enlightened understanding, the steady exertions of friendship 
and patriotism, and the virtues of a heart, regulating all its conduct by 
the principles of justice, morality and religion, can alone form the man 
of true greatness of character, and value in society. A benevolence, 

72 Researches among Funeral Sermons. [Jan. 

which all must love, and a sacred regard to honor, on which all may se- 
curely rely, can alone obtain and long preserve the esteem and confidence 
of the public. After a course of experience, such esteem ripens into the 
ardor of affection, and the long-tried confidence becomes universal and 

During the interesting period, in which he held the chief magistracy of 
the State, his virtues commanded the highest respect, and awed the clam- 
ors of prejudice and opposition. In times when calumny assailed every 
man conspicuous in rank, and exposed with malignant invective, the faults 
and failings of every public character, his political adversaries, though 
they opposed and censured the measures of his administration, never at- 
tempted to call in question the rectitude of his intentions, or to fix a stain 
upon his reputation. 

This State has been the subject of admiration and applause, for the 
steadiness, with which it hath repelled the revolutionary efforts of party 
spirit, and withstood the delusions of visionary policy and Jacobinical 
principles. Much of this merit is to be ascribed to Governor Trumbull. 
No person perhaps could have maintained his seat during that stormy pe- 
riod, when the violence of faction was openly encouraged, and all gov- 
ernment skaken to the centre, but a man of his peculiar talents and mod- 
eration : a man, who united the active vigilance and immovable firmness 
of the statesman, to the mildest affability of deportment, and most con- 
ciliating popularity of manners. 

When, upon the determination of the American Cabinet to compel obe- 
dience to the embargo by military force, the Secretary at War, by the 
direction of the President of the United States, applied to him, as Com- 
mander in Chief of the militia of this State, and requested him to appoint 
some officer at each port of entry, with orders, on every application of 
the collector of the district, to assemble immediately a sufficient force of 
the troops under his command, and employ them efficaciously in main- 
taining the authority of the laws, respecting the embargo, on mature con- 
sideration he declined a compliance, and refused to contribute his agency 
to the appointments. He declared his opinion, that the law of Congress 
for the more rigorous enforcement of the embargo was, in many of its 
provisions, unconstitutional ; interfering with the powers reserved to the 
State sovereignties, endangering the peace, property and safety of the 
community, and subversive of the rights, privileges and immunities of the 
people : and that neither the constitution nor statutes of the United States, 
or of Connecticut, had given authority to the President to call on the ex- 
ecutive of the State to make such appointments, nor to the commander in 
chief of the militia to issue such orders to his subordinate officers, and 
place them under the control and direction of the district collectors of the 
revenue. His answer on that occasion affords ample proof of his wisdom 
as a statesman, and his decision as a magistrate ; and demonstrates that, 
however in his general conduct he might wish to conciliate all parties, he 
pursued no middle or dubious line of action ; and that no cautious timid- 
ity, nor dread of censure, could deter him from performing what he es- 
teemed his duty, or from asserting the rights of the State and people, 
over whom he presided. At this important crisis of national danger, he 
convoked an extraordinary session of our State legislature in February 
1809. His speech at the opening of that assembly, with their resolves, 
expressing the warmest approbation of his conduct, and declaring their 
decided opinion of the ruinous impolicy of the embargo, and the uncon- 

1S55.] Researches among Funeral Sermons. 73 

stitutionality of the laws enacted for its enforcement, have been long be- 
fore the public. The general union of sentiment on this subject, in tbe 
northern and the other commercial States, had a decisive influence in pro- 
curing a change in that system of measures, and a repeal of those obnox- 
ious laws. 

Again elected by an unexampled majority of suffrages, Governor 
Trumbull presided, at the sessions in May 1809, with his usual dignity, 
and an increase of public favor and esteem. Thousands, who before this 
period only respected him as a magistrate, and loved him as a man, now 
regarded him with veneration, as the most able guardian of the rights and 
independence of the State. 

This was the closing scene of his political life. He had for many 
months perceived the symptoms of declining health and internal debility : 
but retained his wonted activity and cheerfulness, and concealed all mel- 
ancholy forebodings from his friends. In the beginning of July, he was 
attacked by a disorder, which it was beyond the power of medicine to re- 
lieve, and which eventually terminated in death. It was a dropsy of the 

Such was the nature of his disorder, as to leave his mind perfectly 
clear, amid the severest paroxysms of bodily distress ; and to enable him, 
forVour successive weeks, during which every day was expected to be his 
last, to exhibit an example of fortitude and cheerfulness under suffering, 
of pious hope and christian resignation, never to be exceeded, and of 
which, few instances have ever been recorded. 

He was convinced from the first that his disease was mortal, let in 
the constant view of speedy dissolution, and under the agonies of expir- 
ing nature, the serenity of his mind never forsook him for a moment. He 
conversed, not only with composure but satisfaction, on the subject of his 
approaching death ; administering counsel and comfort to his surrounding 
friends, and with tender affection, endeavoring to reconcile his distressed 
family to the thoughts of the parting hour. He expressed his firm reli- 
ance on the divine mercy, through the merits of the christian atonement j 
and declared that from the consolations of religion he experienced a hope, 
which he would not resign for the wealth of worlds. \\ ith pious sensi- 
bility and patriotic ardor, he implored blessings on his country, h.s family 
and friends ; and with patient expectation awaited the final instant when 
he should exchange the frailties and miseries of mortal life, for the eter- 
nal happiness, holiness and society of the blest. 

He expired on the 7th day of August 1809. H.s death spread a gen- 
eral gloom, and filled the public mind with deep anxiety and regret. His 
funeml was attended by a concourse of gentlemen of the first rank and 
character, with a solemnity never before witnessed in the State. I atnot- 
ism and friendship wept over his bier : Party forgot its opposition and as- 
perky, and united to honor the sepulture of his remains. . 
P From the able discourse of Br. Dwight the following character is 
taken. Governor Trumbull was the son of a man who by the public 
acknowledgment was one of the most dignified and useful one of he 
wisest and best Rulers, whose names adorn the pages of History. In the 
steps of this honorable Parent, the Son trode, through life, with an unde- 
S course. Soon after he had finished his education he began io 
serve Ins country ; first in the Legislature, and then m the Revolutionary 
army * * * Not a spot is left upon his memory ; distracted as was 
"he season of his public life, and difficult as was the task of satisfying the 

74 Researches among Funeral Sermons. [Jan. 

demands of those whom he served. Such a career, only honorable to 
himself, and only useful to his country, is a proof of his worth, which 
can never be assailed by hostility, questioned by criticism, nor impaired 
by time. Experience has assayed the one, and proved it to be pure gold. 
On it his country has authoritatively stamped the image, and inscribed the 
testimony of her own approbation ; and has thus given to it an undisputed 
currency through the world." • 

The mother of Gov. Trumbull was Faith Rolinson of Duxbury, Mass. 
She died 31 May, 1780 ; at whose funeral " Timothy Stone, A. M., Pas- 
tor of the Third Church in Lebanon," preached a Sermon; a copy of 
which is in the Editor's series. Unfortunately, nothing of the A\mily of 
the deceased is to be found in its pages, excepting the date of her death, 
her christian name, and that she was the wife of Gov. Trumbull. That 
her name was Robinson before marriage, and that she was of Duxbury, 
is learned from a MS. pedigree of the Trumbull family, presented us 
many years ago by Mr. Edwin Hubbard of Meriden, Ct., drawn up by 
him with very great" care. And we would here note, that this pedigree 
would have been given to the public, had we not understood that another 
was in preparation by an able member of the family, with advantages 
which Mr. Hubbard did not possess. 

BULLARD. — "A Sermon occasioned by the death of Capt. Cyrus 
Bullard ; and preached at Medway, May 25, 1806. By Luther Wight, 
A. M., Pastor of the First Church in Medway." [Text. Jeremiah 
xlv. 3.] 8vo Dedham. 1807. pp.53. 

This Sermon is in the usual style of those of half a century ago; con- 
taining nothing particular relative to the subject of it. But at the end 
there is a Note, as follows : — 

"Captain Bullard commenced his first voyage by sailing from Prov- 
idence, Dec. 1st, 1800, and arrived in Chili, South America, July, 1801. 
After a residence of more than two years in that place, principally in the 
capacity of a Silver Smith, he left it September 3, 1803, and arrived at 
the island Masafuro, in the South Sea, on the 14th day of the same 
month. After procuring upon that island, a considerable quantity of fur, 
he sailed for Canton, March 7, 1801, at which place he arrived in the 
following September. Having transacted his business at Canton, and 
having recovered from a dangerous sickness, with which he had been 
visited, he left the place, and sailed for North America, in the November 
following. He arrived at Nantucket, April 7, 1805; and in a few days 
returned to his parents and friends at Medway, to their great satisfaction 
and joy, after an absence of about four years and five months from his 
native place. 

" Capt. Bullard was employed as a Master and Supercargo of the brig 
Litteller, by Mr. Andrew C. Dorr, of Boston, and sailed for Guadaloupe, 
Nov. 28, 1805, where he arrived Dec. 17. He left Guadaloupe Jan. 5, 
1806, and arrived at Boston, Feb. 11, following, after a prosperous voy- 

" He commenced his third and last voyage, Feb. 26, 1806, in the em- 
ploy of the same gentleman, in the same capacity, the same vessel, bound 
to the same place, where he arrived in the March following. Having ex- 
ecuted his business, he left Guadaloupe, April 13, and arrived at the isl- 
and St. Thomas the next day, where, after a short sickness of four days, 
he died of a fever, aged 26 years." 

1855.] Researches among Funeral Sermons. 75 

CLAP. — " The faithful serving of God and our Generation, the only 
way to a peaceful and happy Death. — A Sermon occasioned by the death 
of the Reverend Thomas Clap, (President of Yale College, in New 
Haven) who departed this life Jan. 7th, 17G7 ; delivered in the College 
Chapel, Jan. 8th, by the Rev'd. Naphtali Daggett, Livingstonian Profes- 
sor of Divinity in Yale College." 4to. pp. 39. [Text, Acts xhi. 36.] 

But few materials for a biographical notice of President Clap are con- 
tained in Mr. Daggett's Sermon, and fortunately we are able to refer the 
reader to another volume of the Register where he will find nearly all he 
can desire. Sec Vol. VII, 163. 

At the time of his death President Clap was collecting materials for a 
History of Connecticut, upon which, and his other labors, the Author ob- 
serves | — " I am not insensible that his death is a public loss ; as he was 
yet capable, notwithstanding his age, of very important service, which he 
had in view. But as he hath done such eminent service, enough, and 
more than enough for one man, and was continued therein almost to the 
very close of life, let us be thankful therefor, and patiently acquiesce in 
the disposal of Heaven, which hath called him off from excessive labor 
and toil, to the peaceful enjoyment of everlasting rest." 

" He publicly resigned the Presidency of the College, at the Com- 
mencement, Sept. 10th, 17G6, and died the January following." 

CLARKE.— "A Sermon, delivered at the First Church in Boston, 
April G, 1798, at the interment of the Reverend John Clarke, D. I)., 
who expired suddenly, April 2, 1798, as. 43. By Peter Thacher, D. D., 
Pastor of the Church in Brattle-street, Boston." 8vo. 1798. pp. 27. 

[Text, 2 Sam. i, 26.] ...... 

« In the afternoon of the Lord's Day preceding the delivery of this dis- 
course, Dr. Clarke was preaching to his people from Psalm xxu, 3, and 
in the midst of his discourse was seized with an apoplectic fit, which ter- 
minated in his death at three o'clock the next morning. The body was 
brought into the Church on this occasion."— Note of the Author. 

The Author of the Sermon observes that the First Church and the 
Brattle street Church had for many years been closely connected ; to 
which observation he adds the following Note : — 

" The First Church and the Church in Brattle street have been con- 
nected in a lecture previous to the Communion, for 78 years When 
their houses of worship have been building or repairing, they have al- 
ways met together on Lord's Days." Page 15. 

At the end of the Sermon is given a Character of Dr. CLARKE, by 
"the Rev Dr. Willard, President of the University in Cambridge, 
preached at the First Church on the Lord's Day after the funeral of Dr. 
Clarke :" in which Dr. Willard says,—" So just a Character of your 
excellent Pastor was drawn by the Gentleman who delivered a discourse 
from this desk, on the day of his funeral, that little more can be ex- 
pected " He stated that when Mr. Clarke came to College, he was 1 u- 
tor there : and that for two years and a quarter he continued with the 
class in which Mr. Clarke was ; and that, « his character was so uniform- 
ly good, in every respect, that he never merited or received a censure 
or a frown from any one who had the care and instruction of the youth, 
and that he maintained the same character, through the whole of his col- 
legiate course. And perhaps, there never was a student who passed 
through the University with a fairer reputation." 

76 Researches among Funeral Sermons. [Jan. 

Dr. Clarke was born in Portsmouth, N. II., 13 April, 1755, grad. H. 
C. 1774; ord. colleague with Dr. Chauncy, 8 July, 1778, with whom he 
continued about nine years. He was an only son, and his parents were 
living at the time of his death. The members of the American Academy 
elected him a Counsellor of their body, and he was Correspondin" Sec- 
retary of the Humane Society of Massachusetts. He was the author of 
" Letters to a Student at the University of Cambridge," several times re- 
printed. The Student to whom those letters were addressed was the late 
John Pickering, LL. D., as he himself informed the writer of this. In 
1799 Dr. Clarke's Sermons were published in a large Octavo volume of 
above 500 pages. Besides this Collection, he was the author of four oc- 
casional Sermons, and an Answer to the Question, " Why are you a 
Christian." — Several Sources. 

DANA. — " A Sermon, preached at Barre, October 3d, 1801 : At the 
interment of the Rev. Josiah Dana, A. M., Pastor of the Church of 
Christ in that place. By Ephraim Ward, A. M., Pastor of the First 
Church in Brookfield. Brookfield, Mass. 1802." 8vo. pp. 33. 

Mr. Ward was a classmate at H. C. with the deceased, who was born 
at Pomfret, Ct., entered College 1759, grad. 17G3, settled and ord. at 
Barre, 9 Oct. 1767, in which he continued nearly 34 years. This is Mr. 
Ward's very meager account of his classmate, with whom he was four 
years in College ! 

GROSVENOR.— "A Sermon, preached at Cambridge, May 5th, 1788. 
On occasion of the Death of Ma. Ebenezer Grosvenor, student at the 
University. By Isaac Snath, A. M. Boston : 1768." 8vo. pp. 19. 

" The young gentleman whose death occasioned the publication of this 
discourse, was seized with a nervous fever, and died in his father's house 
in Harvard, in the 21st year of his age. He was son of the Rev. Mr. 
Grosvenor, the worthy pastor of the First Church in Scituate, and after- 
wards of Harvard, who fell a victim to the same disorder within a few 
days after the decease of his son." 

HEDGE. — "A Sermon preached at Yarmouth, County of Barnstable, 
April 26, 1801. Occasioned by the much lamented Death of Capt. 
Abraham Hedge, who was drowned in a violent storm, the 9th instant. 
By Isaiah Alden, A. B. Boston : 1801." 8vo. pp. 16. 

Capt. Hedge, as his vessel was at anchor near Chatham, at a place 
called Sandy Point, was washed off the bowsprit by a tremendous sea. 
Afterwards the hands cut the cables, and made their course to Nantucket, 
where the vessel went ashore and was dashed to pieces. Capt. Hedge's 
brother, Elisha Hedge, was drowned while on a whaling voyage, Jan. 
3, 1801 ; intelligence of which had recently been received. 

KIMBALL.— " A Discourse delivered in Haverhill, March 22,1605, 
at the Funeral of Jabez Kimball, A. M. Attorney at Law; who died 
March 19th, oct. 33. To which is added A Short Memoir of his Life. By 
John Snclling Popkin, A. M., Minister of the First Church and Congrega- 
tion in Newbury. Newburyport, 1805." 8vo. pp. 24. 

Mr. Kimball was born in Hampstead, N. H. Jan. 1772; prepared for 

College by Mr. Merrill of Haverhill, now (1805) deceased; 

admtd. H. C. 1793; reed, his first deg. 1797; read law with Hon. John 
Prentice of Londonderry ; appointed tutor at Cambridge 1600; left in 

1S55.] Researches among Funeral Sermons. 77 

1S01, having discharged its duties with distinguished ability. Settled in 
Haverhill in 1S03 ; but thus early disease had laid hold upon him, and he 
died amidst the brightest prospects. 

LYMAN. — " A Funeral Oration in memory of Mr. Jonathan Lyman, 
late Tutor of Yale College, and since Instructor of the Academic School 
at Hatfield, who departed this life at Springfield, May 4, 17G0, in the 
29th year of his age ; pronounced in the Meetinghouse at Hatfield, June 
18th, A. D. 17GG. — And now published at the desire of his Parents. — New 
Haven : Printed by Samuel Green, at the Old State House, 17G7." 
4to. pp. 19. 

This " Oration " is dedicated " To Mr. Jonathan Lyman, of Leba- 
non, father of the deceased; 1 ' which Dedication is Signed " Ebcnezer 
Baldwin,'" and dated, " New Haven, Feb. 3, 17G7." Mr. Baldwin was 
the author of the " Oration." — In a note Mr. Baldwin says, " Mr. Lyman 
upon his leaving College the last year, accepted a place in the school at 
Hatfield, with design, (could a sufficient maintenance be provided) to have 
settled in it, being fond of an academic life : there he tarried the last 
winter ; returning from thence on a visit to his friends at Lebanon, he was 
taken sick on the road, the first day of his journey, about seven miles 
above Springfield : he was violently seized with distressing pains ; the 
symptoms at first indicated his disorder to be the cholic, though after- 
wards it appeared to be the iliac passion. He continued but little 
more than three days. He was sensible to the last. His corpse was 
conveyed to Springfield, where the Rev. Mr. Breck preached his funeral 
Sermon. 11 His father was present at his death, but his mother was pre- 
vented by indisposition. 

REMINGTON.—" A Sermon, delivered at Candia, N. H., March 6th, 
1815, at the Funeral of the Rev. Jesse Remington, who departed this life 
March 3d, 1815, in the 55th year of his age, and 25th of his ministry. 
By Josiah Prentice, A. M., Pastor of the Church of Christ in Northwood. 
Concord : 1815." 8vo. pp. 20. 

The Rev. Jesse Remington was born in Abington, Mass. 17G0, or- 
dained at Candia in 1790. His father did not design him for the minis- 
try. He left a wife and children. These are all the facts to be learned 
from Mr. Prentice^ Discourse, relative to the subject. 

SKERRY.—" The Consolation of the Pious Widow.— A Sermon, de- 
livered at the North Parish in Brookfield, Oct. 30th, 1808. The Sabbath 
after the death of Captain Samuel Skerry. By Thomas Snell Pastor 
of the 2d Church in Brookfield.— Published by request. Salem : 1809. 

8vo. pp. 17. 

Capt. Skerry removed with his family from Salem to Brookfield, in 
the spring of 1805, to enjoy the tranquil pleasures of an Agricultural 
life. On^ruesday before his death, he left home in health to transport 
some of the fruits of his industry to Salem. On Saturday following, be- 
tween four and five in the P. M., while in Mr. Pope's stable, viewing a 
span of horses, he was kicked by one of them in the lower part of his 
bowels. He was immediately conveyed to the house of a friend, where 
relief was sought for in vain, and he died on Sabbath evening, 22 Oct. 
1S08, je. 36 ; leaving a wife and five small children. 

STILLMAN.— The peaceful Reflections and glorious Prospects of the 
Departing Saint— A Discourse, delivered in the Meeting-house of the 



78 Notes upon Brads beet's Journal [Jan. 

First Baptist Church in Boston, March 16th, 1807, at the Interment oft 
Rev. Samuel Stileman, D. D., late Pastor of said Church. By T/tovn, 
Baldwin, D. D., Pastor of the Second Baptist Church in Boston. Boston 
[1807.] 8vo. pp. 32. 

The last page of this Discourse is occupied with a Catalogue of Dn. 
Stillman's printed works, which here follows :— Sermon on "the Repeal 
of the Stamp Act, 1766. On the death of Mus. Mary Stillmaw, his 
mother, 1708; Four Discourses, 1769; Ancient and Hon. Artillerv Ser. 
4 June, 1770; On the Dangers of Youth, 8 May, 1771 ; Ordination of 
Saml. Shepard in Stratham, N. H. 25 Sept. 1771 ; Execution of Levi 
Ames, 1773; Death of Hon. Saml. Ward, bcf. Cong, in Philad. 26 Mar. 
1770; Election Ser. 26 May, 1779; Masonic Dis. at Charlestown, 24 
June, 17S5; Orat. 4 July, Boston, 1789; Ser. on Preaching, 1790; On 
the Death of Nicholas Brown, of Providence, 31 May, 1791 ; Thanks- 
giving Ser. 20 Nov. 1794; Ord. Stephen Smith Nelson, Boston, 15 Sept. 
1797; Fast, April, 1799; Death of Washington, 1800; Dedication, New 
Baptist, M. H. Charlestown, 12 May, 1801; First Anniversary Ser. Bos- 
ton Female Asylum, 5 Sept. 1801 ; Ord. Thomas Waterman, Charles- 
town, 7 Oct. 1802 ; First Anniversary Mass. Bapt. Mis. Society, 25 May, 
1S03 ; Ord. Lucius Bolles, Salem, 3 Jan. 1805 ; Funeral of Rev. Hez. 
Smith, Haverhill, 31 Jan. 1805. 

" Dr. Stillman was seventy years old the day before he died. He was 
born in Philadelphia, 27 Feb. 1737, O. S. of pious and reputable parents. 
While this son was young they removed to Charleston, S. C. Mr. S. 
preached his first Sermon, 17 Feb. 1758, and was ord. in Charleston, 26 
Feb. 1759. He soon returned to Philadelphia, where he married Miss 
Hannah, dau. of Even Morgan, Esq., merch. of that city, by whom he 
had 14 children, 5 of which died in infancy; 7 of those who lived to 
adult years they have followed to the grave ; 3 of whom were settled, 
and have left young families. Two daughters, (Mrs. Newman, wife of 
William N. of Brighton ; and Mrs. Gray, wife of Rev. Thomas Gray of 
Roxbury) only remain to comfort their afllicted mother. Dr. S. was ac- 
tive in the interests of Brown University, and his name appears in the 
Act of Incorporation, 1764. That Institution conferred on him the degree 
of D. D. 1788. In 1760 Mr. S. removed to Bordentown, N. J. and 2 yrs. 
after he came to Boston. 


Published in the Register for October, 1854. 

[By F. M. Caulkins, of New London, &.] 

[ References to several errors of the transcriber have been omitted, as these errors 
are corrected in this number. Miss Caulkins in noting some of inem observes: — 
" Slight errors like these are almost unavoidable in transcribing ancient writings, but 
minute accuracy is desirable, and on that account — not from any captious spirit of 
criticism — these explanations are made."] 

This Journal is apparently commenced at New London in 1664; but 
the memoranda of the first two years must have been made elsewhere. 
Mr. Bradstreet did not come to New London until 1666. 

Application was made to him, through Deacon Parke of Roxbury, to 
become the minister of the town in December, 1665. His letter of ac- 
ceptance was received the next January, and messengers appointed by 

1855. J Nolcs upon BradstrceVs* Journal. 79 

the town " to fetch up Mr. Bradstrcet as soon as moderate weather pre- 
sents," Feb. 2G. A town vote accepting him in the ministry was passed 
June 1, 1666. 

1GGS. — The ship of 500 tons that struck upon the rocks at the west 
end of Fisher's Id. in February, [IG68-9] was probably the " Jolin and 
Lucy," an English merchantman, Capt. John Bentley commander, owned 
by " Mr. Samuel Tucker of Rotterdam, merchant, and Sir Francis Brew- 
ster of the city of Dublin, merchant." The guns and furniture were 
saved, and in October 1G71 delivered to Francis Brinlcy of Newport, in 
behalf of Thomas Slocumb of St. Michaels, Barbadoes, agent and fac'or 
of the owners. 

1668, July 2. — Under this date the marriage of Mr. Hill to the widow 
of John Picket is recorded. This was Charles Hill, a native of Barley, 
in Derbyshire, England, and an early settler in New London. The wid- 
ow of John Picket, was Ruth, daughter of Jonathan Brewster, and grand 
daughter of elder William Brewster of May Flower celebrity. Her death, 
and the subsequent marriage of Mr. Hill to the daughter of Major John 
Mason, Dep. Gov. of the Colony, with the premature death of this second 
wife, are noted in the course of the Journal. 

1671 , Jan. 30. — Death of Major Mason. The precise date of this event 
had not before been ascertained. It must be observed, however, that ac- 
cording to our mode of dating, this was 1G72. The will and inventory of 
Major Mason were exhibited in the County Court, June 4, 1G72. 

1672. — Mr. Davy, whose maid-servant was shot, was Humphrey Davie, 
who died in Hartford, Feb. 18, 1G88-9. His son John afterward succeed- 
ed to a baronetcy, in England. 

1672, Nov. 24. — The date of Mrs. Winthrop's death, was not, I think, 
previously known. The place where she died is not mentioned, but prob- 
ably the event occurred at Hartford, to which place Mr. Winthrop re- 
moved from New London in 1657, after he was chosen Governor of the 

1674, May 1. — " George Sherwood of this town dyed." This name 
should be Sharswood. No Sherwood is found on the records of New 
London at that date ; but George Sharswood was an early inhabitant, the 
exact date of whose death was not before ascertained. He was the an- 
cestor of the present George Sharswood, Esq., of Philadelphia. 

1676. — The decease of Capt. Davis of Boston is noted in May, and 
that of Mrs. Lucy Palmes, a daughter of Gov. Winthrop, in November. 
We may here add that the two partners left solitary by these deaths, were 
afterward united. Major Edward Palmes, the bereaved husband, married 
the relict of Capt. Davis. 

Mr. Drake, — The following singular epitaph is from a grave stone in 
the ancient burying-ground, at Norwalk, Con. : — 

" Here lies the body of Mrs. Susannah Saint John, the wife of Capt. 

Joseph Saint John, who died December the 4th, 1749, aged 40 years and 

2 months. ' She that lies at rest within this tomb, 

Had Rachel's face and Leah's fruitful womb, 

Abigail's wisdom, Lydia's faithful heart, 

With Martha's care, we hope Mary's better part." 

This Mrs. Susannah Saint John was a daughter of Nathan Sclleck and 
his wife Susannah, of Stamford, and the only child of her mother ; and 
Susannah Selleck, her mother, was the only child of William Hooker, of 
Farmington, a sou of the Rev. Samuel Hooker. S. J. 

80 Affray at Kennebeck. [Jan. 


[Communicated by A. L. Russell, E.-q., of Plymouth.] 
[The following document is copied from the Old Colony Records at 
Plymouth. It relates to an event in the history of the New Plymouth 
colony which Bradford, in his Journal, calls " one of the saddest things 
which befel them since they come." Hocking — who belonged to the 
plantation at Piscataqua, in which plantation " the Lord Sayc and the 
Lord Brooke with some other great persons had a hand " — had attempted 
to trade within the limits of the Plymouth patent on Kennebeck river ; 
" and not only so, but would needs go up the river above their house (to- 
wards the falls of the river) and intercept the trade that should come to 
them." Hutchinson, in explanation of this, informs us that the Lords 
Say and Brook claimed a right to trade at this place, and adds — " I sup- 
pose by a grant from Gorges." Gov. Bradford's account of the transac- 
tion, taken from his Journal, will be found in the Appendix to the 2d vol- 
ume of Hutchinson's Massachusetts, pages 473-5. Gov. Winihrop, also, 
gives an account of it in his Journal, vol. i, p. 132. References to it will 
be found in the same volume, pp. 136, 139 and 146.] 

Plymoth, 1634. Prenc Governor. 

This deponent saieth, that upon the day of Aprill, John Hocking 

riding at anker within our limitts above the howse, Mr. John Howland 
went up to him w th ow r bark and charged the said Hocking to waye his 
ankcors and depart, who answered hee would not, w th foule speeches, de- 
maunding whie he spake not to him that sent him fourth. Answere was 
mad by John Howland that the last yeare a boat was sent, having no oth- 
er busines, to know whether it was theire mind that hee should thus 
wronge us in our trade ; who returned answer they sent him not hether, 
and therefore Mr. Howland tould him that hee would not now suffer him 
ther to ride. John Hocking demaunded what he would doe, whether he 
would shout ; Mr. Howland answered no, but he would put him from 
thence. John Hocking said and swore he would not shoot, but swore iff 

we came a bord him he would send us . Thus passing by him 

we came to an anker sumthing nere his barke. Mr. Howland bid three 
of his men goe cutt his cable whose names weare John Frish, Thomas 
Savory and William Rennoles, who p r esently cut one, but were put by 
the other by the strength of the streme. Mr. Howland, seeing they could 
not well bring the cannow to the other cable, caled him a bord, and bed 
Moses Talbott goe w th them, who accordingly went very reddyly and 
brought the canow to Hocking's cable. He being upon the deck came 
with a carbine and a pistole in his hand and p r sently p r sented his pcece 
at Thomas Savory ; but the canow w th the tide was put nere the bow of 
the barke, w ch Hocking seeing p r sently put his peece almost to Moyscs 
Talbotts head, w c)l Mr. Howland seeing called to him desicring him not 
to shut his man, but take himselfe for his mark ; saying his men did but 
that w cl1 hee commaunded them, and thcrfore desiered him not to hurt 
any of them. If any wrong was don it was himselfe that did it, and 
thcrfore caled againe to him to take him for his marke, saying he stod 
very fayer ; but Hocking would not heare nor looke towards ow r barke, 
but p r sently shooteth Moyses in the head, and p r sently took up his pistell 
in his hand, but the Lord stayed him from doing any further hurt ; by a 
shot from ow r barke, himselfe was presently shoote dead, being shott 
ncere the same place in the head wher he had murderously shot Moyses. 

1855.] Petitions against Imposts. 81 

[Copied by Wm. B. Trask, from Mass. Archives.] 

[The following petitions against Imposts were called forth by an order of the 
General Court at the October session in 1608, to the effect that, alter the first of the 
following March, there should be "a custome imposed on all goods and merchandizes, 
in manner following, i. e., vpon all goods, provisions and merchandizes imported into 
this jurisdiction, two p'r cent; money, plate, bullion, gunpowder and salt excepted ; 
and wine licquors &c, vpon w ch there is a custome already to be likewise exempted 
during the lime for w eh they are already farmed by order of the Court. And lor ca- 
tle and corne imported into this jurisdiction, the allowance for the same shall be as 
followeth, viz 1 : horses, mares and neate cattle, of what age soeuer, five shillings a 
peece ; wheate and all other graine, three pence for euery bushell ; prouided alwaies, 
all forreigne goods and merchandizes exported, vpon cirufhcat that custome was paid 
for the importation thereof, they shall be repaid the one halfe againe ol what they 
paid and be freed from any further custome for the exportacon thereof; and all goods 
and merchandizes that doe pay custome shall be rate free in the public assessments 
of the country." An abatement was ordered of "one p' cent of goods imported, too 
shillings sixe pence on great catle imported and one. penny p' bushell of corne im- 
ported, and this on condicon that there shall be no repayment made the said goods 
are againe exported." 

"Capt. Daniel Gookin, Mr. Thomas Danforth, Maj'r Gen. Leueret, Cap 1 . Wm. 
Dauis, Cap'. Jn°. Allin and Cap'. Foster, or any three of them" were appointed 
Commissioners to carry this order into effect.* 

The petitions do not appear to have effected a repeal of the duties; but at the 
May session in 1669 a reduction was made by the following order : — " that all goods, 
wares, merchandizes and prouissions of all sorts (excepting fish, sheepes woole, cot- 
ton woole, salt and such other things as by former lawes are prouided for) imported 
shall be rated for every 20 s shall be paid one penny in money."] 

To the Honoured Generall Court assembled at Boston The Humble peti- 
tion of the Inhabitants of Marblehead Humbly Sheweth : 
Whereas your petitioners hauing resided under your good goverm 1 by 
the prudent administration whereof and ye blessing of ye Most High 
thereupon, wee haue injoyed peace tranquilitie, and particular encouragm 1 
for the imploym 1 of fishery w ch ye scituation of ye place wholly unfitt 
for husbandry doth necessarily put us upon, though not w lll out many difi- 
culties and hazzards of our persons and estates, And being now Credibly 
informed of the Intents to raise upon all goods exported and imported One 
p r Cent as alsoe two pence p r bushell on all graine imported from the 
neighbour Collonies. Whereby our nessarics for our imploym 1 Cloathing 
and prouisions will bee unauoidably raised to such a rate ; that being^dis- 
abled from getting a Comfortable liuelyhood here. It must needs make 
more roome in our thoughts for the profers and Inuitations which haue so 
lately had somm of us elsewhere to the southward. The knowledg of 
the said purpose and Act which hath so many greuiances entayled to. 
It puts vs upon addressing our selues to this honoured Court. Humbly 
Crauingthat yo u " would bee pleased to take the matter into more serious 
Considcracon and a few Queries which wee craue leaue to propound be- 
fore the said Act bee putt in force. 

First : Whether this will not bee an exceeding great obstrucktion to all 
trafTique and Commerce which is the great staff of thisCollony It being 
often profest by merch 1 ' y l free trade hath bin the great motiue to draw 
them Hither. 

Secondly : Whether this Answer the proper ends of Customs w ch wee 
conceiue haue bin raised for ye maintaining of men of Warr against for- 
raine Inuasions and whether this laid upon our selues by our selues may 

* Court Records, Vol. IV, p. 625. 


Petitions against f??iposts. 


ntrtyett bee monopolized afterward by such as may not bee so acceptable 

;A T1 p dIy n 7 hCtl T thi V ViU ¥* CaSt y e burden of publique Charge, 
An Equall share whereof wee haue bin willing to defray) upon seamen 
tradesmen and fishermen who necessarily take ye supply from ye merch" 
in ye said goods and provisions aduanced according to ye custom paid and 
soe not felt by the merch" himsclfe. 

Fourthly: Whether It bee prudent by such a Law to exasperate ye 
neighbour against us, An Amicable Compliance W th 4om wee 
haue found so needfull, receiuing so large a supply from them, yt wee 
cannot carry forward our trado w th out It. 

Fifthly : It bee now a season to settle Customs amongst ourselues when 
New \orke is laying all downe and setting up a free trade and ye other 
Collonys are Continuing a way to sett up trade and fishing amon* them- 
selucs to p'uent sending their prouision hither w^h W ee so much need 

Sixthly : Whether If will not require so many Collector waito ri &c 
that little will really returne to publique use. 

Seventhly : Whether Customs though layd on wine, tobacco and things 
not Essentiall to life were euer wont to bee layd on corne and such nec- 
essaries w th out which wee Cannot possibly subsist. 

Eighthly : Whether the fish yt wee take by our owne Industry here and 
spend our whole tyme about may not as well bee Custom free though Ex- 
ported as the Corne which ye farmer raises in ye Collony, since fish is ye 
only great stapple w<* ye Country produceth for forraine ports and is so 
beneficiall for making returnes for w l wee need ; And If the neseessity of 
y e Country call for further supply It may bee raised one mony imported 
by causing peices of eight viz* : Pillar Mexico and Siuill to bee valued at 
sixx shillings p r peice and so to pass, w<* may Cause plenty of it amongst 
us wee would request ye whole matter with all ye consequences thereof 
might bee well weighed and ye said Act About Customs might bee nulled 
and repealed and wee shall euer pray, &c. 

Moses Mavericke 
Samuell Cheever 
Samuell Wards 
Rich: Norman 
Sam: Morgan 
Ambrose Gale 
Nicholas Meriot 
Christo: Latemore 
James Smyth 
Tho x Pittman sen 
John Devarex 
Rich f, Rowland 
Jo n : x Codner 
Sam" Leach 
Samuell Mauericke 
Timothy Roberts 
William Wik 
Erosemvs James 
Joseph Brade 
Jo: Peach seni: 
Jo: Peach iun. 

Wrax Charles 
Mark X Pittman 
Geo: Godfreje 
Joseph Dallabar 
William Beale 
Jo Gatchell seni 
Jon; ;*; Leggsen: 
Nathan Walton 
Josiah Walton 
Samuel Walton 
Edward Red 
John >< Waldron 
Charls Gren 
Samvell Bvsell 
Edmunt Gall 
Christover Necke 
Robert Knight 
James Lewis 
Jeremiah Gachell 
John Stasie 
Thomas Rose 

Thomas Pitman 
Will: Peach 
Rich d X! Hudson 
Hcnery Codner 
Richd Thistle 
Sam: Causey 
Joseph Nicholson 
Walt' Munjoy 
James Watts 
Richard Roby 
Willia Bound * 
Jeffrey Thissell 
Richard Clattany 
John Brimbelcome 
John Roberts 
John Treby 
Andrew Stocker? 
William Pout 
Thomas x Dew ? 
John Pittman 
William Lightfoot 


Petitions against Imposts. 


John Covell 
John x Wattes 
John x Heeds 
Nickholles Andrewcs 
Samvell Hvdson 
John x Stevenes 
Samvell Sendee 
Matthew Clarke 
James Merrike 
Samvell Condy 
William Browne 
John Lsgg jvniore 
William Hewett 
Willam Canke ? 
Josias Codner 
Neckles Pecket 
Samuell Meret 
Thomas Taner 
John x Hard sen 
John Werte ? 
Henre Rousell 
Willam Carter 
Thomas x Souden 
Sam: Nicholson 
Emman: Priest 
Peter Greenfeild 

Gregory Codner 
Thomas Boden 
Will Edwards 
Henry Trevet 
Will Stephens 
Edw Goss 
Rich Meeck 
Tho Hore 
W» Woods 
Elias White 
Rob: Rowles 
Jn°: Priest 
Tho: Ellus • 
W m X Pan ? 
Owen X Hendy 
Jn° X Harris 
Josiah x Brown 
Gorge Pike 
Joseph Boobyar 
Edw: Winter 
James Baxter 
Jerremiah Gatchell 
Tobias Whitfeild 
Ed Forster 
Will Dauis 
Gabrill Holman 

Vincen Stilson 
Rich x Woods 
Jn° x Smith 
Vincen Stilson Jum 
Crist X Iluxstable 
Jn° X Furbush 
Henry Coomes 
Jn° Gatchell Jun r 
Phillip Brimblecum 
Riclmrd Downinge 
Hennery Stusen 
Robert Bartlet 
William Woods Jun r 
Richard Woods 
Tliomas Turner ? 
Josias Codner 
Elias Ilenlee 
John Trebee 
James Edwards 
Phillip Herdee 
Larence Burnes 
John Pedricke 
John Allen 
Tho X Smith 
Thomas Dixie 

To the Honoured Gen 1 Court now Assembled at Boston. 

The Petition of Seuerall the Inhabitants of Salem subscribers hereunto 
Humbly Shewcth 

That yo r Petitioners Vnderstanding that something hath ben done by 
this Hon rd Court Formerly and Further Prosecuted p. the IIon rd Councell 
p. their apointmen 1 in order to setleing a Costom or Tax viz one p. Cent 
upon all goods exported and imported : as also two pence p. bushell on 
all sraiiic from the Nei"hbo r Collonves. And we not doubting butt the 
Publique weale and Prosperity of Colony and Country is the end and 
aime of all yo r Councills and Actions, which we assure our sclues out bid 
all other Considerations w th you. In this Confidence we who are Em- 
barqucd in the same Bottom w th your selues, and Redy to run all hazards 
of Liues and Estates for Comon good, humbly make bould, in this way 
to p sent pur thoughts in refference to the p mises,and First, As to y c one 
p. Cent we Very much feare, it will be greate provocation to our Frinds 
abroad, principally those who haue paid theire Costoms in Eng 1 . 21y, 
That it will be much alienation of affection and breach of peace among 
our sclues, who through Gods Goodnesse and your Prudent Gouernance, 
haue hitherto bin generally Vnanimous. 

31y. We are not w th out scruples, whether it doth not entrench on dis- 
tributee Justice ; not equaly proportioning the publique charge (which 
we suposc this is intended For) casting the whole burdcu on the march* 
and though it may be aledged, the march 1 will finde wayes to bring in the 
Country for theire p l ,yet we count it not so safe, nor good For the whole, 
to putt any man upon the tentation of being his owne Carver in this re- 

4th. If this bfi maniged by few hands, it will be much inconvenience 

84 Petitions against Imposts. ("Jan. 

to Marcliants affaires for want of dispatch, &c.,and Putt men on tentation 
of Steling Costom, the Prosecution of wliich may Emhroile us in many 
quarells and litigations : or if managed by many hands, then the incom 
hereby will be much lessened, and o r estates goe to y c mainctenance of 
many idle p sons and such as the Country might find more advantage 
from in another way of imploy. 

5th. the Consideration of the Greate obstruction, and prejudice this 
will be to trade, for want of dispatch, &,c, Expereence sufficiently 
speakes and whether it may not remoue trade to some Neighbo 1- Port to 
be Feared. 

As to the other p l viz Tow pence p. bush, on Come from other Collo- 
nys, &c, we haue to much cause to suspect that it will be matter of high 
exasperation unto them, and how ill timed hath its Considerations w th us, 
Louc, Peace and Concord being our gratest strength against Forreigne 
and Native Foes. 2ly, Our Nessecitys Call for ther supply: wee Com- 
pute 30 or 40,000 bush, of Graine at least to Com from those parts in a 
yeare, and yett wee haue generaly butt from hand to mouth : and this 
Collony lesse proper for such supplyes : labour being to more advantage 
improved in manufactures and other wayes : if we addehere Vnto the 
hand of God for seucrall yeares blasting our Principall graine (and how 
long it may continue, it is alone w th himselfe) Wee cannott see a Proba- 
bility of supply for Food much lese to Carry on Trade : Wee haue had 
(some of us at least) Certaine Notice that alredy they are studdying to 
Cast about some other way (if this be not pvented) wliich they are now 
more Capacitated to then formerly. 31y. Here also It is a qure, [qucre] 
whether it be not against the Rules of Cornutatiue Justice. Whether we 
do not take away (and that according to o r plesure) from those to whom 
we render not the value, in fine, we much feare if wee lay y c Foundation 
of this Costom on o r selues it may be Continued and augmentd by Such as 
may not be so acceptable to vs : and an Occation to depriue us of those 
Preuilidges for which wee haue hither to such aboundant Cause to blcsse 
God and lay us open to the reproach of such as will haue to much Cause 
to Obraide us, that by Seeking Great things to our seines we haue lost o r 

The premises by this hono rJ Court Considered we humbly begg, that 
these Costomes may not passe into act but (by a repeale) the Incon- 
veniences, damages and prejudices likely therby to Ensue may be season- 
ably pvented ; and if the necessity of the Country shall yet call fur a 
farther supply of money beyond the late raised tax on Publick houses 
(w cl > we should hope may suffice) wee humbly Conceiue the raiseing of 
peces of eight unto six shillings p. pece or as Equivolcnt to our mony 
would be a meanes y* the Vsual rate raised in this Collony might be paid 
in mony w t,l out Prejudice unto any ; and y e Accomplishment of the same 
found a grate bencfitt unto all : whereby mony would so increase in this 
Collony that Publick ingagements as well as Privatt should be discharged 
by it which will raise as much Credit abroad, supply the necessary charge 
of the Country more readily at home, take away all troubles and grevian- 
ces by y e aforsd Costoms coming upon vs, and kepe us more in peace 
and vnity with our neighbor Collonies : 

William Browne Samuel Gardner Edw : Norice 

Phillip Cromwell Frances Nurse George Hodges 

James Browne Mathew Price Danil Bacon 

John Browne, ^cnor John Clifford Willm Browne Jun r 


Petitions against Iinposts. 


John Symonds 
John Gedney Junor 
John Herbert 
Jeffry Marsy 

George Ropes sen r 
VVillm Holingwortb 
John Price 
Edward Hillard 
Theodo 1 ": Price 
Milliard Veren Jun r 
Joseph Grafton 
John Pease 
Henry Keinoles 
Sam 11 Eburne sen 1 * 
Edward Wolland 
John Home 
John Gardner 
William Lake 
Richard Croade 
Joseph Grafton Junior 
John Cole 
Abraham Cole 
Jn° Coruens 
Henery Skerry 
John Ilathorne 
Thomas Putmun 
Will-" Woodcooke 
Isack Williams 
Thomas Cromwell 
Anthony Ashly 
Thomas Dixey 
Walter Price 
Nath Holton 
Georg Keysar 
Edmond Bridges 
John Beckett 
John Massev 
Edward Groue 
Josiah Rootes 
Jn° Grafton 
Hillyard Veren 
Ele. Ilathorne 
Joseph Phippen 
John Pickering 
Nicholas Potter 
Elias Mason 
John Maskcll 
Edw: Bush 
Obadiah Rich 
Geoyles Cory 
Georg Gardner 
John Twing ? 
Eleazar Georg 
Mordica Crafoii 

Jonathan Anger 
Thomas Rix 
John Smith 
Gorge Deane 
John Dexter 
John Kitchin 
Alixter Mackmillion 
John Reues 
Francis Collinges 
Christopher Babbidge 
Edward Howie ? . 
John X Lambert 
Robert Glanfiell 
Peter Cheeuers 
Richard Craniver 
Jn° Honian 
Lenard Tosier 
Jn° Leare 
Thomas Robinson 
John Browne 
Thomas Grenslate 
Markes Loueren 
Robert Gray 

Beniamin Felton 

Richard Chalcroft 

George Salmonds 

John Traske 

Sam" Robinson 
John Marsh 
John Sanders 

Nath Pick man 

Matthew Barton 
Joshua Ward 

Roger Haskines 

Tho : Philpott 

William Dick 

Mathew Nixson & Comp 

William PJollis 

William Ellarey 

Humphry Coomb 

John Dousten ? 

Beniam Woodrow 

Rich d Hide 
'Nathaniell Beadle 

Samucll Beadle 

John Guppe 

Georg Thomas 

Richard Richards 

Jeffrey Johnes 

Roberd Wilson 

Jeremiah Neall 

Emanuell Martin 

Nicolas Woodbcrry 

Ephraim Skeary 

Micacll Chapleman 
Richard Simmins 
John Ingcrsoll 
Nath: Pease 
Andrew Woodberry 
Edward Humber 
Jacob Barney iun r 
William Beanes 
Richard Addames 
William Oxman 
Steuen Hasket 
Jacob Barney sen 
William Flint 
Joshua Rea 
Jacob Pudeater 
Thomas Day 
John Pickman 
Andrew Cobi 
Joseph Hardy 
Hugh Pasco 
Richard Rose 
Mordica Larkin 
John Sallows 
Hewgh Roe 
Jn Elwell 
Richard' Obcr 
William Diser 
John Geoyles 
John Rucke senor 
Rich More 
Richard More Junior 
Manaseth Marston 
John Marston Juner 
John King 
Joseph Williames 
Rich Oliucr 
•Caleb More 
Isaac Hide 
Jonathan Pickering 
Edward Counter 
Gilbertt Pettcs 
Jonathan Hart 
John Morton 
Zebulon Hill 
Nathaniell Ingerson Jun r 
David Phippen 
John Pudny 
John Foster 
Will Dounten 
Jn° Alford 
Thomas Bobbins 
Richard Prince 
EUez* Geoyells 
Samuell Ilartt 


Petitions against Imposts. 


Richard Render 
Edmond Hcnfelde 
Natlianiell Grafton 
John Dayc 
Jonas Clayc 
Thomas West 
Ezekiel Marsh 
Tho Lomes 
Sam" Ropes 
Nicholas Jackson 
Orlondoer Iloduge ? 
James Gardner 
James Collmore 
Zackery White 
John Whiteridge 
Clem English 
Benj Ayers 
John Archar 
Will™ Marston 

Sam" Gachell 
Daniell Andrew 
James Symonds 
William Cash 
John Norman 
Jno Neale seni 
Edward Flint 
Edmond Feueryeare 
Pasco Foot 
Christopher Phelps 
Paule Mansfield 
John Barnerd 
Giles Aley 
John Tapley 
Rob: Bray 
John Webb 
Jn° Williams 
John Home junor 
Rubin Guppe sen r 

Thomas Ives 
Waker Rider ? 
John Ormes 
Henry West 
Job Hilly ur 
John Ingersoll 
An 1 Neadvm 
Nicholas Lcgroue 
James Edmonds 
Stephen Daniell 
Thorn Woodberey 
Isaak Woodbery 
Joseph Swaysy 
William Punshin 
Phillip Mudle 
Josyas Ell well 
John Corney 
William Lord sen" 

To the Right Worpp" Worpp" and Much Honno rJ The General! Co r,e and 

Counscll of the Massachusetts 
The Humble Petition of the Inhabitants of Springfeild • 

. Shcweth That there haveing come unto vs a report of intendm'* to es- 
tablish a Law for takeinge monyes as Custome for goods imported and 
exported into aild from this Collony, It lyeth much vpon our Spirits to 
exp r ss our feares, That a Law to that effect will prove of Sad consequence 
to this Republicke : Be pleased therefore Worthily Honno ra to lend an 
earc to a little broken English in y e case : Is it not easy to see who 
though not in name yet indeed must beare this burden, is it y e Merchant ? 
that's not probable, or if be, is it by way of penalty ? Doe they not al- 
ready complayne of difficultycs to make returnes ? will this help them 
for y c future ? Is is not, at least hath it not been the constant cry of y e 
People dearenesse of goods ? Is there a way now found out [to] ease 
that complaynt ? Is it a way to continue peace and amity between y e 
Collonycs ? This we can assure Yo r Wor p,ul Our Friends in y e Southern 
Collany think very hardly of it : S r " What is the profitt of it ? Wee 
live at such a distance Wee cannot app r hend it : Is it not easy for the 
Marchant to raise almost insensibly One poore half penny on y e shill ; and 
Soe double and more than treble his releife? The truth is Gentlemen 
Children fynd a necessity Sometymes to cry unto their fathers, and from 
our hearts Wee acknowledge it an inestimable favo r of God, seldome en- 
joyed in the World, for a people to have such Rulers as wilbe willing al- 
wayes to hcare the groaning of y c Subject : But it may be Said, these 
are childish feares, and wee cry before wee are hurt: if Soe children are 
apt to be scared w th small matters, but yet wee wish it may not be that 
w ch may fright us from our Libertye. Worthy S" give us leave yet to 
query who will have the benefitt of Such custome, is it not cheifly the 
wayters and servito's or rather mast r s of the Custome house ? The Kings 
of y e Earth indeed take custome, and may we not expect His Ma«» will 
Say we must needs allow Him a little: But as to our selues On this 
Riuer Wee reckon the burden will be insupportable : for our charge and 
hazzard already for transportation being very great, w lh out that addition of 
increase of price of goods (w ch will surely ensue) is inevitable to ppetuity : 


Petitions against Imposts. 


And yet wee cannot think but that Our Neighbo' Collony will expect w 11 ' like 
reason some thing of us too ; for it putts them on many thoughts how to 
helpe themselves : Wee feare wee foresee endless contests between 
freinds : Wee cannot indeed but call to mind y c sweet libertyes, civill as 
well as spll, hitherto enjoyed, but are fearefull this will proove a bond-age, 
unless it be likewise intended to sett bonnds to y e Merchant as to prices 
of goods : for have they not the stafle in their hands, to sell as they please, 
and are not peoples nccessityes such as that they must buy whatever it 
cost: If the practice of Nations, not only of Monarchyes but of Frtc 
States bo urged ; is Tradinge in other Countreyes at such a lay in a con- 
stant course to take double and often treble what goods did cost y e Mer- 
chant and that wthout remedy, that we must yet pvoke them to increase 
our taske : Lastly may wee not rationally judge that the sonnd abroad of 
goods imported hither hath beene a good meanes, (such goods being cus- 
tome free) to allure Trade into y e Countrey, and are we now in such a 
posture thus to retard it. . Thrice Worthy Patriotts, Wee would not be 
tedious, but we humbly conceiue wee have good cause to beseech and 
doe beseech Yo r Wor FP " to be a meanes to p r vent the psecution and con- 
firmation of the Said law for Custome : 

To His Grace wee comend You Who is wonderful! in councell, And 
Ever Remayne 

Yor Worships Humble Servants 
Duodecim Mens 


Elizur Holyoke 
Samuell Chapin 
Benjamin Coley 
John Basrjr 


John Matthewes 
William Warrener 
William Branch 
George Colton 
Tho Stebbin sen 
Miles Morgan 
Charles Ferry 
John Dorchester 
Rowland Thomas 
Edmund Primidayes 
Thomas Stebbin ju : 
Nathaneel Ely 
Obadiah Miller 
Thomas Day 
Anthony Dorchester 
Abell Wright 
Nathannell Burt 

Jonathan Taylor 
Thomas Mirack 
Joseph Crowfoote 
Richard Exell 
Henry Chapin 
John Petty 
Samuell Terrey 
Dauid Ashley 
John Clarke 
Samuel Ball 
Thomas Miller 
Laranes Bliss 
Rice Bedortha 
Robert Ashly 
Benia: Mun 
John Harman 
James Tailer 
Edward Foster 
William Brooke 
William Hunter 
Jerimiah Hortorv 

James Cornish 
Thomas Dewey 
Jonath: Ashly 
Fra: Pepper 
Tim Cooper 
John Lamb 
Grifith Joanes 
Jonathan Burt 
Samuell Ely 
John Hitchcock 
John Bliss 
Simon Lobdell 
Sam Bliss 
Beniamen Parsons 
Richard Sikes 
John Keepe 
John Lumbard 
James Wariner 
Samuel Marshfeild 
Thomas Noble 

To the Right Wor" Wor 11 and much Honord the Governour Deputy Gov- 
ernor and the Rest of our Honor d Magistrates &, Deputyes Assembled 
in Generall Court at Boston 

Right Wor 11 Wor" and much Honord 
Amonge the high and Pcculicr favoures wherwith the Lord hath digni- 
fied his poore people in this wilderness and o r selues in pticuler, this may 

83 Petitions agahist Imposts. [Jan. 

not bec accounted the least, that wee haue such Godly, Prudent, and 
Faithfull Rulers set over vs, vnto whom wee may vpon our necessities, 
Buppleeate for our releife in our Distressing difficulties, and that with well 
grounded assurance, not to bee disown'd in the time of o r necde : The 
Consideration wherof hath encouraged your Petitioners the Inhabitants of 
Northampton to Addresse o r selues vnto you in this our Petition humbly 

May it please you, that wheras ther was a lawe made as wee are in- 
formed the last Sessions of o r Honord Gene" Court Respecting laying of 
Custome or Trybute vpon Corne or other provisions that are brought into 
the severall Portes within this Collony, and this Order, as wee are allsoe 
informed doth not exempt, but reach and bring in our neighbouring Plan- 
tations bclowe vs vpon Conecticut River. 

Whervpon wee are informed that they are like to doe soe by vs allsoe, 
and some of them doe tell vs that they will make vs pay for all, and allsoe 
tell vs that if 2 J p. bush: will not, 4 a or 6 J shall, and if 2* 6 a p bar, will 
not, 5* shall. 

Wee know your worshipps vnderstand that wee haue noe way to Trans- 
pose our Corne and Provisions but thoroe them, and wee find it very Dif- 
ficult and Chargable, for it will Cost I s p bush, to Winsor, and 2j p. bush, 
from thence to Hartford, and 6 J p. bush, from Hartford to Boston. And 
many times wee are Exposed to warehouse roome. Bcesides all this wee 
hauc binn at very great Charge in laying out, in makeing and maintayn- 
ing highwayes, and Bridges, to make them fitt for Traveling and Carting, 
And if wee should pay Trybute and Custome at Hartford or elswher in 
Conecticut Jurisdiction, wee Conceiue the burthen will bee soe heavy 
that wee feare will Cawse some Amongst to bee thinke themselves aboute 
speedy remooueing. And Allsoe bee a meanes to retard and hinder the 
proceeding and goeing on of any Plantation aboue vs. 

Much honord in the Lord wee feare allsoe that the putting this lawe in 
Execution vpon o r neighbours and loueing Confederates (who through the 
Good hand of Gods Providence vpon vs, haue soe liued in loue, and Peace 
togeather without such Taxes) hath in it a Tendancy to breakc the bond 
of Peace and loue : Therefore whether it were not better to let the Chil- 
dren goe free, and lay taxes and Costome on Strang". 

Therefore wee humbly begg and craue of you, that you would bee 
pleasd to stopp and p r vent the Execution of that Order vpon our neigh- 
bouring Collony, If it may bee : Or else to make some pvission for your 
Petitioners that they may not bee pvoked to doe to vs as is aboue exprcst, 
that wee may still haue free Passage thoro them. And allsoe that loue 
and Peace may bee still Continued as formerly. 

Which wee leaue to your Godly wisdome to act and doe that which you 
thinke meete for yoiu Petitioners, thus Craueing p'don for our boldnesse, 
Intreateing allsoe that your worshipps would bee pleased to take candidly 
what wee haue said, as wee intend the same, not in any measure to re- 
flect, but only to mention, and make knowe our grevances to you, soe 
you r Petitioners shall pray. 
4 th nrno 16 68. 

John Strong John Kinc John Lvman 

William Clarke Henry Wodward Robert Bartlet 

William Holton Alliexander Edwards Jonathan Hunt 

Joseph ParsojiS William Joanea Joseph Leeds 


Petitions against Imposts. 


Dauid Wilton 
Thomas Roote S r 
Joseph Roote 
Thomas Roote Jun r 
Jo Roote 
Calleb Pumery 
Jonathan Streete 
John Tailer 
John Stebins 
Nathaniel! Phelps 
William Pixley 
Izaraell Rust 
Thomas Ilantchat S r 
Thomas Ilantchat Ju 
Isak Shelden 
John Hilliard 
William Miller 
Izeraell Due 
John Web S r 
Jo Web Ju 
Robard Danks 
Joshua Carter 
John Earle (?) 
Dauid Fro 
Dauid Burt 
Thomas Bullard 
Samuel 1 Mason 
Samuell Bartlett 
Thomas Strong 
Ralph Hutchison 
Prcsarued Clap 
John Searle 

Samuell Allin 
James Write 
Zakaria Feild 
John Allin 
James Bridgman 
John Bridgmon 
Allexunder Alluard 
John Alluard 
Gorg Lano-ton 
Gorg Allexander 
John Allexander 
Thomas Mason 
Medad Pumery 
Enos Kingessly 
William Ilannum 
John Ilannum 
Thomas Bostonn Jr 
Thomas Bostonn 
Joseph Janes 
Abell Janes 
John Holton 
Samuell Holton 
Juda Write 
Godfrce Nimes 
Nathaniell Clark 
William Smead 
Thomas Sallmon 
William Hulburd 
Jo u Hulburd 
Zebedia Williams 
Thomas Liman 
Ebenezer Strong 
Joseph Dikison 

To the Right Worshipfull Richard Bellingham Esq r Governor And to 
the rest of the Worshipfull Assistance and Deputys of the General Court 
of the Massachusetts Collony. 

The humble Petition of the inhabitants of the Town of Iladleigh 

That wheras we have binn informed of an orde r made the Last Gener- 
all Court about Customs to be Layd on all (vnless some specialls Excepted) 
imports, and exports w ch orde r was left with some p r parativcs (in Case) 
towards an execution this next Ensuing March. The sence we have and 
fears that we are Filled with of evell and dange r towards the whole in 
generall, and o r selves in speciall (with reference to the same) do inforce 
us to p'sent these following Considerations to this honored Court. 

1. Liberty, liberty of the subject and Commons being the great thing 
we have made (and we trust in sincerity) profession oft The clogging 
and loading of trade the freedom whereof is the advance of a people will 
itt not administe' matte r of discouragement, sinking discouragement to o r 
own people And occasion of evell report among others, that we who have 
ben an example of seeking liberty should become an example of taking 
itt away from o T ?elves and others. 

Samuell Edwards 
Joseph Edwards 
Samuell Dauis 
John Clark 
Mathew Cleson 
Cornellius Mery 
John Stebins 
Henry Canlif 
John Marsh 
Jonathan Marsh 
Joseph Parsons Ju 
Richard Ingram 
James Beak (?) 
John Woodward 
Joshua Pumery 
John Parsons 
William Holton Ju 
Richard Willard 
John Willard 
Nathaniell Willard 
Thomas Wellard 
Samuell Curtis 
Nathaniell Curtis 
Daniell Allexander 
Nehemia Allin 
Nathaniell Bartlett 
Praiseuer Turner 
Josia Due 
Joseph Batter 
Timothy Battc^ 
Christopher Smith 
Samuell Smith 


Petitions against * Imposts. 


2. The moving (that we say not Commotion) of mens spirits eerier- 
ay att the thing, as indeed we find itt which (we think) we may say of 
all sorts among us, demonstrates the tender sense that people have theroff 
and the working of passions wtMn. Now the generall motions of spiritts 
hath still hen accounted a thing Regardable in societies of all sorts and 
this we iinde to be as of one man with us against this thin" 

3 Its to us matter of no small fea* lest the thing its selfe°Circomstanced 
with the dissent.ons and strivings about itt should administer occasion of 
drawing of an hcavye' yoak vpon us from others and afford a plea for 
the expediency and necessity of ye same to us, who Could not live with, 
out Customes no r agree in having them. 

4. We Cannot but suspect the product there ofT will be the diversion 
of trade especially as to o< Neighbo r Collony in Connecticut! And then if 
the trade be gone the Customs will be of a litle avail to the supply of ou r 
wants or others. J 

5. We o r selves in this part of the Collony are like to have not only the 
Common share in the evills and dangers likely here vpon to ensue but also 
a burden even a sinking load of overplus more then we can bare Fo r o r 
transport being Vnavoidably thro Connecticutt Colony we must look to 
have so much taken from us as will make o r trading (without which we 
Cannot subsist) intolerable. How much we may or shall sufle r we know 
not, but words are high and that which sounds in o r ears is, that its no 
reason they should Be loosers by or Collony hence they say Its but equall 
y l they should take so much again as is by o r orde r taken from them 
And so we shall bea r the Burden of the whole Colony tho we sink Vnde' 

J. I* 

G. Semg we are Required (and according to Righteousness Joyfully do 
it) to bear o r shea r of the burthens and dutie belonging to the whole, we 
trust we shall share in the priveledges proportionable and finde such pro- 
tection a/id safe guard Vnde? the goverm 1 as that the lawes and order 
thereof may not expose us (more then others of the Colony) to detrim 1 
and Ruine. 

In Respect of all these as well as of othe r Considerations or Humble 
Request to the Honored Councell is that If possible there may be no pro- 
cedure to execution of this Lawes (Which passed so barely allso in the 
general Court) Vntill the next Generall Court ; that so we may have Lib- 
erty and opportunity to present o r Petitions vnto And seek help from 
them, that eithe r the thing may not proceed o r some effectual Corse may 
be taken that we be Not thereby oppressed beyond measure only because 
we are members of this Colony. 

Thus Craving pardon fo r o r so Far troubling of you and beseeching 
y r help in this o r distress we Rest y r suppliants eve r wishing Aijd prayin" 
fo r y r wellfare and prosperity in y e Lord 

Feb 19, 1668. 

Henry Clarke 

Andru Paeon 
William Goodwin 
Samuell Smith 
Caleb Watson 
Joseph Kelloge 
William Marcum 
Thomas Dickins. n 

Nehemiah Dickinson 
Hcsekiah Dickinson 
Azeriah Dickinson 
John Russell Jun r 
John White senr 
Phillip Smith 
Samuell Foot 

John Russell sen 
Will West wood 
Aaron Cooke 
Peter Till ton 
William Leawis 
Andru Warner 
John Smith 

Nathaniell Dickinson se Samuell Gardner sen 


Facts relative to the Pease Family. 


Samuell Church 
Samuell Gardner Ju r 
Thomas Partrifjf 
Daniel Marsh 
Isaack Harrison 
Noah Coleman 
Chiliab Smith 
Joseph Warmer 
Timothy Nash 
Samuell Marsh 
Richard Lyman 
John Crow 
John Tayler 
Samuel Porter 
Samuel Crow 
Phillip Lewis 
William Webster 
Richard Goodman 
Isack Hawly ? 
Wiliam Rooker 
John Abut 
Isack Warner 
Thomas Coleman 

Samuell Partri"jr 
Richard Mountague 
Peter Mountague 
Thomas Mekins seni 
John Westcarre 
Isack Graues sen r 
John Hubbard 
John Graues sener 
John Allis 
Thomas Mekinns 
William Gull 
William Allis 
Nathanill Dickinson 
Daniell White 
Phillip Russell 
Richard Cutting 
Samuel Hensdell 
John Cooles sen 
Danille Wamard 
John Coules iun 
Edward Church 
John Dickinson Senio r 
John Dickinson Jun r 

John Warner 
John Peck 
Isack Graues June 
John Graues Juner 
Samuell Dickinson 
Obadiah Dickinson 
Joseph Allis 
Samuel Kello2 
Samuel Allis 
Samuel Gillit 
Samuel Feild 
James Brown 
Samuell Billing 
John Ilawkcs 
Barnabus Ilinsdell 
Francis Barnard 
Roberte Boltwood 
Joseph Baldwin 
Jonathan Bauldwin 
Samuell Boltwood 
John Barnard 
Thomas Wells 

Vol GO. p 39-46. 







Sam'l G. Dkake, Esq. Albany, December 10, 1S53. 

The enclosed matter relating to my family seems too valuable to lose. By giving 
it a place in the Register you will oblige us all. Most truly FRED. S. PEASE. 

We are under obligations to H. G. Somerby, Esq., for the collection of 
the following interesting particulars of our family in England. 

From the records of Nayland, Co. Suffolk, are : — 

Baptisms — 1577, Elizabeth, daughter of John Pease, 
1579, Henry, son of 
1582, John, son of 
1585, Thomas, son of 
1584, Amey, daughter of John Peese, 
1589, Robert, son of " 

1592, William, son of " " 

Marriages — 1576, John Peece, to Jone or Joan Smith, 

1637, John Pease, single, to Eliz'h Wecde^inglew'n, Aug. 14. 

Burials — 1587, An infant of John Pease, unbaptized, Aug. 19. 

1597, Amy Pease, . Oct. 24. 

1594, John Pease, householder, Dec. 18. 

1597, John, son of John Pease, June 8. 

From the parish register of All Saints, Sudbury, Co. Suffolk : — 
Baptized — 1567, April 22, Margaret, daughter of Thomas Pease. 

1572, Nov. 10, Anne, " " Thomas Pcssc. 

1576, April 22, Richard, son of Thomas 

Buried — 158;!, April 2, Thomas Pease. 

Sept. 29. 
March 8. 

Dec. 2. 
Dec. 17. 
Dec. 20. 
Oct. 28. 
June 11. 

Nov. 4. 

92 Facts relative to the Pease Family. [J an , 

From the parish register of St. Savior's, Southworth, Co. Surrey •-, 
Married— 1606, July 19, Richard Pease to Mary Clements. 

From the parish register of St. Olave, Southwark : 

Baptized— 1615, Aug. 27, William, son of Richard Pease, butcher. 

From the parish register of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London : 

Married— 1629-30, Feb. 4, William Pease to Joan Bromlecome. 

From the parish register of Cottenham, Co. Cambridge : 

Married— 1615, Oct. 16, John Peasse to Elizabeth Essex. 
From the parish register of Epping, Co. Essex : — 
Baptized— 1604, June 10, Robert, son of Robert Pease. 

1606-7, Jan. 18, Susan, daughter of Robert Pease. 

1603-9, March 5, John, son of " " 

From the parish register of St. Margaret : — 
Baptized— 1625, Dec. 21, at Lynn, Joan, daughter of John Pease. 

Extracts from Wills. 

Arthur Pease, of Bullethorpe, in the parish of Swillington, Co. York, 
badger. Will dated Sept. 17, 1612. Wife Jennet. Cbildrcn : Francis, 
William, Thomas, John, George and Elizabeth. Appoints daughter Eliz- 
abeth, executrix. Proved at York. 

Thomas Peace, of Oaldecot, Co. Nottingham, Yeoman. Will dated 
Sept. 2, 1615. Mentions his brothers William of Nether Woodhouse ; 
Henry ; Hugh, and his sons John and Thomas ; and John. Proved at York. 

Thomas Pease of Little Preston, in the parish of Rippax, Co. York, 
husbandman. Will dated June 28, 1624. Desires to be buried in the 
church of Swillingham. Wife Anne ; daughter Anne ; brother Robert. 
Mentions Thomas, son of Arthur Pease. Proved at York. 

George Pease of Kingston-upon-Hull, merchant. Will dated Oct. 15, 
1630. Eldest son William. To son Robert, .£150 ; daughter Elizabeth 
Thompson ; daughter Anne Leach ; daughters Susannah and Jane Pease ; 
sister Alice Leake ; brother George, and his son George. Proved at 
York, March 2, 1631. 

Richard Pease, of Potters Pury, Co. Northampton. Will dated June 6, 
1601. Wife Mary ; sons Thomas and William. Proved at Northamp- 
ton, July 16, 1601. 

Robert Pease of Kettingdon, laborer. Will dated Dec. 11, 1593. Wife 
Jane. Children : Jude, William, John, Dennys, Mary, Alice and Anne, 
all under 21 years of age. Proved January 17, 1598, at Chelmsford, 

Thomas Pease, of Stanford, yeoman. Brother John and his son Will- 
iam, and three daughters, Margaret, Elizabeth, and Joan. Wife Mary. 
Brother-in-law John Casse of Hatfield. Will proved at Chelmsford, 17 
Sept. 1646. 

Robert Pease, of Wittlesey, Co. Cambridge. Will dated Oct. 16, 1585. 
Wife Anne. Daughter Elizabeth Tomlyn. Proved at Cambridge, 3 Dec. 

John Pese of Little Porland, Co. Norfolk. Will dated Dec. 29, 1539. 
Daughters Jone, Katherine and Anne. Proved in the Archdeacon's Court 
of Norfolk, July 16, 1510. 

The compiler of the Memoir of the Pease Family has become convinced 
that there is no ground for the assumption that the name was derived from 
or formed part of the name Peabody. See page 27, Vol. III. 



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94 Notices of Publications. [Jan. 


The Landing at Cape Anne; or the Charter of the First Permanent Colo- 
ny on the Territory of the Massachusetts Company. Now discovered 
and first published from the Original Manuscript. Willi an Inquiry 
into its Authority and A History of the Colony. 1G24-1628. Roger 
Conant, Governor. By John Wingate Thornton. " Obscura Pro- 
mcns." Boston: Gould & Lincoln. New York: Sheldon, Lamport, 
& Blakeman. 1854.- 8vo. pp. 84. 

Although this Title is not wanting in length, we do not learn from it that the work 
is accompanied by a fac-simile (23 by 19 inches) of the veritable old Charter which 
gave rise to, or was the occasion of it. Such, however, is the case, and a beautiful 
fac-simile it is too. And there is another also not reached by the Title-page ; an ancient 
Map of the northern part of New England, of much interest. We do not think the 
Author has been fortunate in the choice of a Title to his book. Had it been simply, 
"A History of the First Permanent Colony in the Territory granted to the Massachu- 
setts Company, with a fac-simile of the Charter of 1624," Arc , it would to our mind, 
have been sufficiently comprehensive, and given a better idea of what the Author 
had undertaken to make out. 

We had hoped Mr. Thornton would give a complete list of all the Charters or Pa- 
tents of lands in New England from first to last; the dates of their execution, and 
what became of them, and so on. Whoever will compile such a work, and do it ac- 
curately, that Compiler will do a most acceptable service. How soon another Charter 
may be discovered (for there were many issued never yet printed) cannot be staled; 
and although, like the present, of no practical validity to the original grantees, or any- 
body else, a book upon them may be made with as much propriety when found, as 
upon this. 

It is no new fact that a few men commenced a fishing establishment at Cape Anne 
in 1G21 ; that Mr. Roger Conant was at the head of those few individuals ; and that 
he never left the Country. It may be read in a thousand volumes. But that these 
facts warrant certain conclusions asserted is quite another matter. 

But the Author having set out with a fixed determination to establish the fact that 
Mr. Conant was the first Governor of Massachusetts, has taken too narrow a view of 
the subject of the early settlers of the time of Conant, altogether. In our humble 
opinion a half a dozen other " First Governors" may quite as easily be found. Who 
will say that Mr. Samuel Maverick did not begin his settlement on what is now East 
Boston a year before the arrival of Mr. Conant ? His settlement was not only never 
abandoned, but it was far more substantial than that at Cape Anne or Salem before 
the arrival of Governor Endicott. Now, for aught we can see to the contrary, a 
descendant of Governor Maverick has at least as good claims for his A-cestor's title 
as can be made out for a descendant of Governor Conant. And, how many others 
may have equal claims, we" will not undertake to decide. But certain it is, some who 
came to this place (Boston) in 1630, speak of " Old Planters in this Bay for about 
seven years past." "This Bay" did not include Cape Anne. 

The virtues, intelligence, sterling integrity, and every quality necessary to consti- 
tute such a man as Roger Conant was, stand in no need of other titles to ennoble 
their possessor in the minds of all who have read and may read his true history. But 
that these qualities entitle a man to be styled Lord or Earl no one will pretend. Now 
a man who makes a purchase of lands in an uninhabited country, hires a number of 
hands to go on to it for the purpose of making a farm or trapping for furs, and selects 
one of his company as overseer, that overseer would stand precisely where Roger 
Conant stood at Cape Ann or Salem before the arrival of Gov. Endicott. He had no 
others powers of government, to us perceivable, than such as are common every- 
where to this day among parties sent forth to do a job of any kind of work. Of 
course, the more formidable the undertaking the more consequence is attached to it. 
Men sent to a foreign country upon a hazardous enterprise may deserve, and event- 
ually will receive more honors than all those who inherit titles at home. But had one 
of the twenty trappers and fishermen sent to New England by Sir Ferdinando Gorges, 
several years before Conant was denominated Governor, and the rest Counsellors at 
that time, those men could never have understood what it meant. At the same time, 
officers in command ,>f fortified places were denominated Governors of such places ; 

1855.] Notices of Publications. 95 

and so they have ever since been by the English. On the whole, we do not see what 
the Charter of 1621 had to do in .Mr. Thornton's undertaking. 

Space will not here allow us to enter into a minute examination of all the assumed 
points of the Author; but it is our opinion that he has entered upon his subject in too 
much the spirit of an Advocate, and hence has taken a view entirely too limited for 
the subject. The work of Mr. Thornton is nevertheless of great interest. There are 
passages in it not inferior in point of conception to any in Bancroft or Hildreih ; and 
his noies are full of valuable information. In some of these, however, he has been a 
little careless of composition ; being liable to be misunderstood. In these, too, he has 
been over careful in avoiding to refer to some works to which he is evidently much 
indebted. There is nothing lost by giving due credit to every body. A Chronicler, 
however humble, who leads us to important facts by suggestions, is entitled to 
respectful notice, as much as though he had lived in the days of Slow, Holinshed, 
and Hakluyt, or had written a paper thought worth printing by Rynder in his 'JO vol- 
ume Fadera. 

The Chapman Family ; or the Descendants of Robert Chapman, one of 
the First Settlers of Say-Brook, Co?in. ; with Genealogical Notes of 
William Chapman, who settled at New London, Conn. ; Edward Chap- 
man, who settled at Windsor, Conn. ; John Chapman, of Stonington, 
Conn.; and Rev. Benjamin Chapman, of Southington, Conn. By Rev. 
F. W. Chapman, A. M., a descendant of Robert Chapman of Say- 
Brook. Hartford: Printed by Case, Tiflany &, Co., 1S5-1. 8vo. 
pp. 414. 

The author of this work, who is a clergyman in South Glastcnbury, Conn., informs 
us in his Preface that he has been engaged about seven years in its preparation. 
Like most, if not all, who have undertaken such compilations, he greatly underrated, 
at its commencement, the magnitude of the work, and the labor that would be re- 
quired to perform it. But, as he appears to have entered upon his task with a deter- 
mined spirit, we find that he has accomplished it in a most praiseworthy manner. It 
has, however, he informs us, "been a most laborious one, consuming not less than 
one third of the author's waking hours for seven years, accompanied by no small pe- 
cuniary expense, in travelling from place to place to examine records, and in postage, 
stationery, tec. About thirteen hundred letters have been written, more than one 
hundred burial grounds visited, and the records of more than forty towns thoroughly 
searched, and not a less number of probate, church and parish records examined. 
The oldest and largest libraries of New England have also been consulted, to gather 
up whatever could be obtained of historical interest in regard to the Chapman Family, 
in the old world and the new. The expense of a work of this sort can never be 
estimated by any but those who have been engaged in similar labors. A pecuniary 
compensation cannot be expected, as the sale of the work must be comparatively 
limited " 

The book is well printed on good paper, and is embellished with numerous por- 
traits. It is also well arranged, and has an excellent Index. The arrangement is 
that adopted by Nathaniel Goodwin, Esq. in his Foote Genealogy, and is exceedingly 
simple and clear. These works bear a striking contrast to many professed genealo- 
gies that have been published, which are, to say the most, only materials for geneal- 
ogies. It always seems to us a pity that, when a person has spent years in collecting 
his materials, he should not be willing to bestow the labor required to arrange them 
properly. Though the arrangement of the Foote and Chapman Genealogies is, as we 
said before, excellent, yet the plan generally used in the Register is superior to it in 
some respects, and inferior in none. By the latter plan one can see at a glance 
whether the descendants of an individual are recorded in the book, and the genera- 
tion that each person is from the progenitor. These facts can, it is true, be ascer- 
tained by the former plan also; but they cannot be found without considerable 

In the Introduction will be found a history of the Chapman Family in England, 
and noiices of the early settlers of the name in the United States. The work does 
not profess to be a complete genealogy of the Chapmans of New England, but only 
of such as trace their ancestry to Connecticut. It therefore does not include the 
descendants of Ralph Chapman, who settled at Marshtield as early as 1613. Hon. 
Jonathan Chapman, formerly Mayor of Boston, whose name we do not find in the 
Index, may have been a descendant of Ralph. 

96 Notices of Publicatiojis. [Jan. 

Collections concerning the Church or Congregation of Protestant Sep- 
aratists formed at SCROOBY in North Nottinghamshire, in the lime 
of King James I: The Founders of Neio Plymouth, the Parent Colony 
of Neio England. By the Rev. Joseph Hunter, F. S. A. of Lon- 
don, etc. [&c] London: John Russell Smith, 3G Soho Square 
M.DCCCLIV. 8vo. pp. 205. ' 

The name of Mr. Smith to the work whose title is given, is abundant guarantee 
thai it is produced in excellent style. And as to the name of the Author, anything in 
commendation which might be said by us, would, to the readers of the Register, be 
superfluous. For not to be acquainted with the antiquarian labors of this Author, 
would argue little knowledge of the founders of New Plymouth. 

Five years ago Mr. Hunter gave to Mr. Smith for publication a collection of facts 
which he had got together "Concerning the Early History of the Founders of New 
Plimouth," &c. Mr. Smith issued that as one of a Series of "Critical and Historical 
Tracts." The present work contains the substance of that Tract, with many impor- 
tant additional discoveries. In his Appendix, Mr. Hunter has an extract from Sir 
Edwin Sandys' famous work, " Europa Speculum," &c, "In which," he says, "we 
cannot but perceive a correspondency in some parts of it with the celebrated Farewell 
Address of Robinson." Mr. Hunter wonders at this, because the "Speculum" was 
not printed till 16S7. Now we can assure the Author that it was printed as early as 
1605, and hence Mr. Robinson very probably was acquainted with that work. How- 
ever, one thing is remarkable, namely, that Mr. Hunter should happen to make the 

The Author has occasion to refer to one of our Local Histories, (he does not seem 
to be at all aware of their number or extent) the History of Duxbury, in these 
words:— "This work of Mr. Winsor is a remarkable proof of the fondness of the peo- 
ple of New England for genealogical research. Our English books of Topography 
are sometimes censured for the minuteness of their details, and for being overloaded 
with genealogical matter. But we have no book which can compare in these respects 
with the History of Duxbury." What would Mr. Hunter say were he to see Mitchell's 
Bridgewater, Barry's Frammgham, and forty others which we have not space to 
name ? 

Genealogy of the Eliot Family, originally compiled by William H. Eliot, 
Jr. Revised and enlarged by William S. Porter, Member C. H. 
Society, N. E. H. and G. Society, etc. New Haven, Conn. : George 
B. Bassett & Co. 185-1. 8vo. p. 184. 

This work, which is a welcome addition to the genealogy of New England, relates 
principally to the descendants of Rev. John Eliot of Roxbury, the Apostle to the 
Indians, and the translator of the Bible into their language. It was. commenced, it 
seems, by William Horace Eliot, Jr., a young lawyer of New Haven, who died in his 
2Sth year, 8 Dec. 1852, in the West Indies, whither he had gone for the benefit of his 
health. "While he lived he pursued it with enthusiasm, perseverance, and an un- 
common degree of success." After his death, his father, William H. Eliot, placed 
the genealogical collections which he had made in the hands of Rev. William S. 
Porter, of New Haven, for the purpose of preparing them for the press. Air. Porter, 
who was well fitted for the task which he assumed, has produced a work of much 
merit. The arrange nent of the genealogy is upon the plan devised, we believe, by 
Mr. Goodwin of Hartford— a plan which we have elsewhere characterized as one of 
the best that we have seen. The genealogy is quite lull, and must have cost the 
compilers of it great labor. There is also a good Index ; though it has the disadvan- 
tage of being placed in the middle of the book. 

It is probably not generally known that there is a well authenticated portrait of the 
Apostle Eliot in existence; but such is the fact. It is in the possession of William 
Whiting, Esq., President of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society. The 
value of the present work would have been much enhanced by an engraving of this 

Among the descendants of Eliot we notice the name of Fitz Greene Halleck, the 
poet, whose father, Israel Halleck, of Dutchess County, N. Y., married Mary, dau. of 
Nathaniel Eliot of Guilford, Conn. 

1855.] Notices of Publications. 97 

Memorials of Marshfield, and Guide Book to its Localities at Green 
Harbor. By Marcia A. Thomas. Boston : 185-1. 12 mo. pp. 108. 

This unpretending little volume has been ably and skilfully prepared, l.y its Au- 
thoress, who has taken unwearied pains in its preparation. Miss Thomas has been 
several years engaged in antiquarian researches, and the Register is indebted to her 
for some important communications. The work is illustrated with several very ap- 
propriate and well executed engravings ; among which is the " Ancient Winslow 

Few towns can boast of greater claims to notice than Marshfield. There the Gov- 
ernors Winslow lived, and there Daniel Webster died and was entombed. There is 
contained in the work succinct sketches about many early families ; Inscriptions from 
the burying ground ; a Poem on Peregrine White, by Mrs. Sigourney ; and one on 
" the Marshfield Graves," by Miss F. M. Caulkins. On the whole, the work is very 
judiciously put together, and we hope one so well qualified for such labor will produce 
other kindred works. 

A Discourse, containing an Historical Sketch of the Town of North 
Brook field. By Thomas Snell. Delivered May 28, 1850. West 
Brook'field : 1854. 8vo. pp. 50. 

This work of the venerable and respected Dr. Snell may justly be regarded as the 
History of the town of North Brookfield. Considering his long residence in the place, 
his deep interest in such subjects, and otherqualifications,noonecould have undertaken 
the service with equal advantages. He was ordained there in 1798, and " was the 
sole Pastor of the Congregational Church, till Sept. 17th, 1851, being more than 53 
years." He was born in Cummington in 1774, and hence is now SO years of age. 

In 183S, Dr. Snell published a Sermon which he delivered on the last Sabbath in 
June of that year, " which completed the 40th year of his ministry ; containing a brief 
History of the Town." That was, like this, a very valuable performance. We have 
at hand several other publications of his, all of which we highly prize. 

Catalogue of the Members of the First Church in New Haven, from March 
1, 1758, to May 1, 1847. To which are prefixed, the Profession of 
Faith, Covenant, and Standing Rules of the Church. New Haven : 
1847. 12mo. pp. 120. 

Catalogue of the Persons admitted to the First Church in New Haven, 
during the Ministry of the Rev. James Picrpont, and the Rev. James 
Noyes, from 1685 to 1757. Also, a Profession of Faith and Catechism. 
By the Rev. John Davenport, the First Minister of that Church. New 
Haven : 1854. 12mo. 

For the publication of the works above entitled, the Public is chiefly indebted to 
Henry White, Esq. of New Haven, a diligent and judicious Antiquary. On the 
value of such publications it is entirely unnecessary to speak, having often before had 
occasion to commend them to the readers of the Register, and their Titles are ex 
pressive of their Contents generally; though the Title of the Tract above last named, 
does not inform us, that, in the preparation of "The New Haven Catechism," Wil 
Ham Hooke, Teacher, was concerned, or that it contained a Preface by the Rev. 
Leonard Bacon, D. D. 

These Catalogues are beautifully printed, and to that of the early Members there is 
an Alphabetical Index, after the plan of College Triennial Catalogues. 

Memoir of the Rev. Joseph Harrington. By William Whiting. Bos- 
ton : 1854. 12mo. pp. 64. 

It is not often that the duty or task of writing a biography falls into such able hands. 
But, in justice to the Author, the whole of his Preface shall be given : — " The following 
brief Memoir of my friend and classmate has been written at the request of his rela- 
tives, in the chance intervals of time snatched from engrossing professional labors. If 
it fails to do justice to his sterling worth, it may yet be accepted as a sincere tribute 
of affection and respect." 

Mr. Harrington was the son of Joseph Harrington, Esq., and was born in Roibury, 
Mass. Feb. 2 1st, 1813, grad. H. C. 1833. In 1852 he went to California, where he 
preached with good success. His health was impaired before setting out for Califor- 
nia, and he died ihere, Nov. 2d, 1852, leaving a wife and one child, a daughter. Mrs. 
Harrington's maiden name was Helen E. Griswold. They were mar. April 6, 1841. 



Marriages and Deaths. 




Cottrell, Mr. Geo. W., bookseller and 
stationer in Cornhill, Boston, to Mrs. 
Pamela (Morrill) Holland also of Bos- 
ton, at New York, 30 Nov. 

Story, Mr. J. M. Russell, apothecary of 
Boston, to Miss Sophronia A. Cleverly, 
dan. of William Cleverly, Esq., of Well- 
fleet, by Rev. Wm. Rice, at Boston, 5 

Tuckerman, Mr. Edward, to Miss Sarah 
Eliza Sigourney, eldest daughter of 
Thomas P. dishing, Esq., by Rev. J. 
C. Stockbridge, 17 May, all of Eoston. 


Ames, Mr. Daniel, Montville, Ct., 29 Aug., 
ae. 100 years. He was a soldier of the 
Revolution, was at Bunker Hill, and in 
various other battles. 

Benton, Mrs. Elizabeth, Washington, Nov. 
1, wife of Hon. T. H. Benton ; a most 
estimable character. She was buried 
on the 12th, with all possible honor and 

Bradford, Mrs. Susan V., Burlington, N. 
J., 30 Nov., ae. 'JO. She was a daugh- 
ter of Elias Boudinot, who was the first 
President of the American Bible Socie- 
ty. She was the widow of William 
Bradford, Esq., of Pennsylvania, who 
was appointed by Gen. Washington, in 
1794, to succeed Edmund Randolph as 
Attorney General of the United States. 

Brockway, Mr. Pardon, Newburyport, 
Nov., ae. 95; a native of Westbrook, 
Ct., was a short time in the army of the 

Burnet, Capt. Robert, Little Britain, Or- 
ange Co., New York, 29 Nov., ae. 92. 
He was an officer of Artillery in the 
Revolutionary Army, which he entered 
in 1781. He led the van guard of the 
American Army which entered the city 
of New York when evacuated by the 
British ; displacing their rear guard, 
stationed in the Bowery., Hon. Josiah, Deerfield, N. H., 
ae. 74 ; a graduate of H. C, had been 
a Judge and M. C. 

Butler, Caleb, Esq., Groton, Ms., 7 Oct., 
1854, ae. 78 ; a native of Pelham, N. 
H., grad. D. C, 1SO0, and soon after 
was Preceptor of Groton Academy, in 
which he instructed eleven years. He 
read law with Hon. Luther Lawrence ; 
was Postmaster of Groton about 20 
years, prior to IS 17. He wrote and 
published an elabo: te history of Gto 

ton. In the private relations of life he 
was highly esteemed. He was an early 
member of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Socie- 
ty, and was a subscriber to the Register 
as long as he lived. 

Caiioone, Stephen, Esq., Newport, R. I., 
Sept. He was one of the most highly 
esteemed citizens of R. I. 

Cordis, Mr. Thomas, Longmeadow, 8 
Dec, ae. 85. Mr. C. was for many 
years a hardware merchant in Milk St., 
Boston, and was one of the oldest par- 
ishioners of Dr. Lowell's society. Sev- 
eral years ago he disposed of his estate, 
19 Beacon street, and has since lived 
retired at Longmeadow. He left four 
children, and a large estate. 

CusniNG, Thomas P., Esq., Boston, 23 
Nov. ; one of the oldest merchants of 
the city. He was senior member of the 
house of Cushing k Williams, but re- 
tired from active business several years 
ago. He was father of Mrs. Edward 

Dalrymple, Mrs. Hannah, Whitingham, 
Va., 24 Sept., ae. 103 years, 14 days. 

Dana, Samuel, Esq., Boston, 17 Nov., ae. 
G7. He was for many years the senior 
partner in the well known mercantile 
house of Dana, Fenno A: Ilenshaw, and 
always sustained the character of an 
honorable merchant. 

Darby, William, Esq., Washington, D. C, 
Oct., aged nearly 80. He has been long 
known for his Geographical, Statistical 
and Historical works. 

Davenport, Miss Mary, Boston, 25 Nov., 
ae. 90. 

Drake, Samuel, Esq., near Louisville, 
Ky., 17 Oct., ae. 87 years. « Mr. Drake 
was considered the venerable Pioneer of 
the Western Drama. Though better 
recognized, perhaps, as the father of 
those well known performers, Alexander 
and Julia Drake. He himself was an 
Actor of no ordinary claims to distinc- 

Dunham, Mr. Samuel, Mansfield, Ct., 12 
inst., ae. 100 years and 20 days; a sol- 
dier of the Revolution. He left one 
brother aged 95, and another 97; both 
soldiers in that struggle. 

Eaton, Mr. Michael, N. Reading, 27 Oct., 
ae. 65} yrs. His ancestors settled in 
Reading above 200 years ago, and the 
original spot occupied by them is still in 
possession of a descendant. The mother 
of the deceased entered upon her 100th 
year on the day he died. 

Faknsworth, Rev. James Delap, 12 Nov., 
ae. 61 yrs. and 2 mo. He was a native 
of Groton, grad. II. C, 1S18; was set- 


Marriages and Deaths. 


tied in the ministry four times, and in 
four different places ; viz., at Oxford, 
N. II., Paxton and Boxboro' in this 
State; remaining about 10 years at eacli 
place. He also preached at N. Chelsea 
a year or two, and from there went to 
Scotland, a parish of Bridgewater, Ply- 
mouth Co., where he was unanimously 
settled over the Orthodox Congregation- 
al Church in that parish, Sept. 1853. 
He died very suddenly, of what was 
supposed to be disease of the heart. 

J. G. 

It is remarkable that Mr. Farnsworth 
preached on the Sabbath day before his 
death from the text "It is finished" and 
that subsequently he had meditated upon 
another, which was " Follow me," for 
the day on which he died. [Puritan and 

Mr. Farnsworth was an early member 
of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Soc., and took 
great interest in its prosperity. He was 
a subscriber to the Register from its 
commencement., Mr. Samuel, Worthington, Ms., 
30 Nov. ae. 97. He was a soldier of 
the Revolution, and is supposed to be 
the last survivor of those who fought at 
Bunker Hill. He was born in Attlebor- 
ough, 23 Nov., 1757. settled at Worth- 
ington in 17S0 ; voted for General Wash- 
ington President of the United States, 
and also for General Scott. See Vol. 
VIII, p. 376. 
Finn, George Harrison, Boston, 17 Oct., 
ae. 21 yrs. 2 mo., an estimable young 
gentleman, for several years attached to 
the Dramatic corps at the Boston Mu- 
seum ; son of the lamented H. J. Finn, 
who perished in the Lexington, on Long 
Island Sound, on the night of Jan. 13th, 
Gkoesdeck, Mrs. Mary, Cincinnati, O., 6 
Sept., in her 60th year, wife of John H. 

Groesbeck, Esq., and daughter of 

Slocnm of Troy, N. Y. 
Hai.e, Dr. William, Hollis,N. H., 10 Oct., 
ae. 92. His father, Dr. John H., was 
surgeon in Col. Cilley'sN. H. regiment. 
The son now deceased joined the army 
in 1777. 
Hamilton, Mrs. Elizabeth, Washington, 
D. C, 9 Nov., ne. 96 j widow of Gen. 
Alex. H., to whom she was married in 
1780. Hence the period of her widow- 
hood extended over a space of about 50 
years. She was the second daughter of 
Gen. Philip Schuyler, and was born in 
Alhnnv, " in the old Schuyler mansion," 
in 1758. 
Harris, William Thaddeus, Cambridge, 
19 Oct., after eight weeks suffering, ae. 
28 years, 7 months and 24 days. 

Mr. Harris was well known as an 
historical scholar and antiquary. lie 

was the eldest son and child of Thad- 
deus William Harris, M. D., the librari- 
an of Harvard College,— and grandson 
of the Rev. Dr. Thaddeus Mason Har- 
ris, for forty-three years pastor of the 
first Church at Dorchester. The Rev. 
Dr. Harris was the son of Capt. William 
Harris, who was himself son of Cary 
and Mehiiable (Crowell) Harris, a 
grandson of Benjamin arid Sarah (born 
Cary) Harris, and great-grandson of 
Thomas ami Rebekah Harris, of Boston. 
The name of Thaddeus was transmitted 
to the subject of this notice from his 
father and grandfather, in remembrance 
of the Hon. Thaddeus Mason, the father 
of Capt. William Harris's wife Re- 

For a few facts, pertaining to the 
early life of Mr. William Thaddeus 
Harris, we are indebted to an autobio- 
graphical sketch, prepared in 1846, 
which he furnished, according to the 
custom of Harvard College, to his 
" Class-Book." " I was born " he says, 
"in Milton, on the 25th of January, 
1826. The days of childhood arc often 
compared to a dream : to me they were 
a troubled dream. Debarred from its 
pleasures, I had a double portion of its 
sorrows. Still there is one bright spot 
in the clouded horizon of my early days, 
to which I look back with heartielt 
pleasure. It is the Infant School, where 
from the lips of its excellent teacher, 
Miss Ann Miller, I received my first in- 
structions. Debarred, as I have said, 
from the usual pleasures of those of my 
own age, I was obliged to have recourse 
to books, which, in process of time, be- 
came my meat and drink, my only sol- 
ace, my only amusement ; and such 
they have continued. When I was five 
years old, my father removed to Cam- 
bridge. I began to lit for College in 
September 1S40, at the Hopkins Classi- 
cal School, then first established and 
kept by Mr. John Henk." He com- 
pleted his preparatory studies under Mr. 
E. B. Whitman, and was admitted to 
the Freshman Class of Harvard College 
in 1842. The physical infirmity, alluded 
to in the foregoing extract, was a con- 
genital weakness of the spine, followed 
by its permanent curvature, and by im- 
paired power in the lower limbs, which 
rendered walking difficult and tiresome. 
Mr. Harris's standing in College was 
highly respectable, and his scholarship, 
especially in Latin and Philosophy, was 
distinguished. He received a full share 
of the honors awarded at the Exhibitions 
and at Commencement. In his Junior 
year he printed a collection of Epitaphs 
from the Old Burying-ground in Cam- 
bridge. This collection was made most- 


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ly during his boyhood, while attending 
the town-school, his taste for biography 
and local history having been very early 
developed. He finished it, and added 
the notes while a member of the College, 
and the book was published in May 

Immediately after graduation, Mr. 
Harris entered the Law school at Cam- 
bridge, of which he continued a mem- 
ber until the end of April, 1813, when a 
severe cold and cough, contracted dur- 
ing a lecture, anil followed by bleeding 
from the lungs, obliged him to leave the 
school. He soon after entered his name 
as a resident graduate of the University. 
At the Commencement, on the 23d of 
August, 1848, he received the degree of 
LL. B , and that of Master of Arts at 
the same time. 

While hearing the lectures of the Law 
school, Mr. Harris had given particular 
attention to the Law of Real Property. 
Intending to devote himself to the busi- 
ness of conveyancing, he entered the 
office of Mr. William I. Bowditch, in 
Boston, in October ISIS, and he remain- 
ed there, with some intermissions occa- 
sioned by sickness, till the spring of 
1S50. Personal debility unfortunately 
obliged him to renounce a profession for 
which he was by his taste and talents pe- 
culiarly qualified. During eight months 
of the year 1850, he was employed as 
an assistant librarian in the Boston 
Athenaeum, and he acted in a similar 
capacity in the summer of 1851, at Har- 
vard College Library. 

At a session of the Court of Common 
Pleas, held in Boston on the first of De- 
cember, 1853, Mr. Harris was admitted 
to practice as an attorney and counsellor 
in all the courts of the Commonwealth 

Attacks of hemorrhage, similar to 
those which obliged Mr. Harris to leave 
the Law school, occurred at intervals, 
and though he recovered from the im- 
mediate elTe'.'ls of them, he was left with 
a chronic cough which required the con- 
tinued use of remedies for its relief. 
During the winter preceding his last 
sickness, his health and strength became 
much impaired. Towards the end of 
July, 1851, he was seized with severe 
headache, attended with loss of muscu- 
lar power. From this he was so far re- 
lieved early in August as to be able to 
walk about the house; but, on the 23d 
of the same month, a second attack of 
headache entirely prostrated him, and 
from the 27th he was unable to rise 
from his bed without help. After much 
suffering during eight weeks, he died 
on the morning of the l'Jth of October, 
aged 28 years, 7 months, and 2-1 days. 
Mr. Harris's acqu u. nance with early 

New England history was thorough and 
extensive. He had read and digested 
all the original authorities on the sub- 
ject, and knew them almost by heart. 
Perhaps no person of the sane age was 
his equal in this respect. It was an 
honorable testimony to his acquisitions 
that, in July I84f), the Massachusetts 
Historical Society engaged him to revise 
the ancient manuscript of Hubbard's 
History of New England, and to com- 
pare it with the edition printed in 1S15 
in the 5th and 6th volumes, second se- 
ries, of the Collections of the Society. — 
with a view to the publication of a new 
edition of this History. By his careful 
reading of the manuscript he was able 
to correct some errors and lo supply 
some omissions in the former edition. 
He added a very considerable number 
of important notes to the work, which 
was printed under his supervision in the 
year 1818. 

In January 1819, Mr. Harris became 
the editor of the third volume of the 
New England Historical and Genealog- 
ical Register, and, in the numbers for 
April, July, and October of that year, 
will be found articles which he contrib- 
uted. He had made some preparation 
for an edition of Mourt's Relation ; and 
he copied all the inscriptions in the old 
burying-ground at Watertown, with the 
intention of publishing them with notes. 
He maintained an extensive correspon- 
dence with literary men. He was one 
of the early members of the N. E. H. 
Genealogical Society, and was a cor- 
responding mc*uber of several other so- 
cieties at home and abroad. He became 
a member of the Amicable (Masonic) 
Lodge, in Cambridge, in 1848, and was 
Master of the same at the time of his 
decease. The members of the Fraterni- 
ty were much attached to him, and tes- 
tified their regard by watching often 
with him during his last sickness. He 
exhibited during this trying period an 
impressive example of Christian forti- 
tude and patience. He expressed most 
unaffectedly his resignation lo the will 
of Providence, both when the termina- 
tion of life seemed to be speedily ap- 
proaching, ami afterwards when lie had 
reason to expect a continuance of his 
existence under very painful circum- 

The funeral services were performed 
in the First Church of Cambridge, on 
the Sunday after his decease, by the 
Rev. Dr. Newell, assisted by the Rev. 
Dr. Albro, in the presence of a large 
number of friends and acquaintances, 
and of the Masonic Fraternity lo which 
he belonged. f. j. c. 

Mr. Harris projected several histori- 


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cal performances, which, had he lived to 
finish, would have been of great value 
Of one, in particular, he many times 
spoke to the Ediior, and once showed 
him a quantity of MS. of it. That wa; 
a " Continuation of Prince's Chronolo- 
gy." To what extent he went with it 
is not known ; but what was shown was 
so well done, that Mr. Prince, it is be- 
lieved, could not have wished it better 
done, had he been here with all his for- 
mer ability to appreciate such a work. 

Hills, Dea. Wm., Brookline, Vt., 18 Oct., 
ae. 96 yrs. 9 mo. ; a soldier of the Rev 

Howland, John, Esq , Providence, 5 Nov., 
ae. 97 years, and 5 days. He was a 
gentleman of high moral worth, and 
was much respected by an extensive ac- 
quaintance. He was remarkable for 
his extensive knowledge in all that ap- 
pertained to a history of the Pilgrims, 
from whom he was removed only four 
generations ; and there may not be an- 
other now living so near the May Flow- 
er band. Mr. Howland was among the 
first members of the N. Eng. Hist. Gen. 
Society, and with his acceptance of mem- 
bership forwarded an ancient copy ol 
the first John Howland's will. In 1814 
the deceased left a writing with the 
Town Clerk of Providence, showing his 
ancestry in one line to the first John 
Howland, an abstract of which writing 

John Howland came = [Elizabeth, dau of 

to N Eng. 1G20; d. Gov. John Carver.] 

1G7J, a. 00. 

John, Joseph Isaac of Jabez = Bethi- 

setileJ in 





Joseph, b. in Bristol, 1692, == Bathsheba 
d. 16 Aug. 1757. Carey. 

Joseph, b. 1717, settled in New- == Sarah 

port; d. 1775, ae. 57. 


John, b. in Newport, 31 Oct. = Mary Car- 
1757; came to Providence. 8 lisle, 28 
April, 1770. [First President of Jan. 17C8. 
the II. I. Ilist. Society.] 

Huhbard, Mr. Norman, Glastonbury, Ct., 
13 Oct., ae. G7. 

Ingraham, Edward D., Esq., Philadelphia, 
ae. about 60. To the writer, who lately 
visited his old friend, at his residence, 
the news of his death came most unex- 
pected. Mr. Ingraham was of New 
England descent, but long a resident of 
Philadelphia. He was one of the ripest 
scholars in the country, and there are 

few private libraries known to us to be 
compared to that which he has left. It 
is remarkably rich in early American 
books, as well as in various other de- 
partments, necessary to the erudite critic 
and general scholar. 

Jakvis, Hon. Leonard, Surry, Me. 18 
Sept., ae. 72. He was a prominent pol- 
itician of the Democratic party, and was 
a M. C. 

Karnes, Mrs. Sarah W., New York, ae. 
117 yrs. and 3 mos. She was born in 
this country in 1737, at which time 
Washington was five years old. She 
had her faculties to the day she died. 

Kremer, Hon. George, Union Co. Pa., 11 
Sept., formerly a Member of Congress, 
and was noted for being identified in 
the great Presidential struggle when J. 
Q. Adams was elected. 

Leavitt, Mr. Reuben, Exeter, N. H., ae. 
92. His wife survives, ae. 91. 

Leonard, Deac. William, Taunton, 23 Oct. 
ae. 77. 

Lockiiart, John Gibson, Abbotsford, Eng- 
land, 25 Nov., son-in-law of Sir Walter 
Scott ; long the Editor of the Quarterly 

Lowell, Mr. David, Amesbury, 29 Sept., 
ae. 97. 

Mather, Thaddeus, M. D., Binghampton, 
N. Y., 8 Oct., in his 7Gth year. Dr. 
Mather was descended from the Rev. 
Richard M. the first emigrant of the 
name to Massachusetts, whose descend- 
ants have been sketched in Vol. VI, p. 
20-1. The subject of this record was 
son of Mr. Elihu M., who was son of 
Mr. Nathaniel, who was son of Dr. 
Samuel M. of Windsor, Ct. Hon. John 
Cotton Mather is a son of Dr. Thad- 
deus Mather. 

Mather, Capt. Andrew, N. London, 16 
Nov., ae. 62; for several years in the East 
India Service, and for 20 years a Com- 
mander in the Revenue Service. — See 
Vol. VI, p. 21. 

Moore, Mr. Samuel, Albion, Me., 21 Oct., 
ae. 105 yrs. 10 mo. and 25 days. 

Otis, Hon. Job, Strafford, N. II., 26 Sept., 
ae. 86. 

Page. Mrs. Tamer (Gale Dunnel,) 12 Feb., 
1653, in the city of New York, at the 
residence of her son, Henry Gale Dun- 
nel, M. D., in the 82d year of her age, 
7th child of Nehemiah Gale of Sutton, 
Mass., now Millbury, and widow of 
Henry Dunnel the 2d of the same 
place, families of the original settlers, 
and by her second husband, Levi Page 
of Coventry, Ct., mother of William 
Page the celebrated Artist, now in Italy. 
She was a woman highly esteemed for 
her virtue and ability, by a wide circle 
ol relatives and friends. 


Marriages ancl Deaths. 


Perkins, Hon. Jared. Winchester, N. H., 
11 Oct., late a M. C. 

Perry, I\Irs. Hannah, Hanson, 31 Oct., 
ae. 99 yrs. 10 mo., widow of the late 
Seth Perry, a Revolutionary Pensioner. 

Pilsbury, Capt. Joseph, Cape Elizabeth, 
Me., 18 Oct., ae. 100 years wanting 5 
days ; a soldier of the Revolution. 

Plu.mer, Hon. Wm.. Epping, N. H., 18 
Sept., 1854, ae. 05; son of the late ex- 
governor of the same name, who d. in 
1850, in his 92d year. Mr. P. grad. at 
H. C. in 1809, and was the eldest of four 
brothers. He had for some time been 
preparing for publication a selection 
irom his father's papers ; which has 
been anxiously looked for by all those 
who knew the great interest he took in 
the rise of the Republic, his devotion to 
Historical and Antiquarian pursuits for 
a long series of years ; and his eminent 
ability for penetration and discrimina- 
tion. It was but recently that Mr. P. 
sent us an obituary of his father, which 
will be found in the N. E. Hist. Gen. 
Regr. Vol IV. p. 267. 

Quady, Abraham. — "The last Indian of 
the Tribe that formerly inhabited the 
Island, died at Nantucket on Saturday. 
He was about 83 years of age." [Trans- 
cript, 2s Nov. 1S53. 

Royall, Madam Anne, Washington, D, 
C, 1 Oct., in her 86th year; having 
been born 11 June, 1769, in the State of 
Virginia. Very few women have been 
more noted, even with far superior intel- 
lectual powers, much of her notoriety 
being derived from her extensive trav- 
els and her peculiarly intrusive man- 
ners wherever she went. She made 
notes upon all subjects, and upon per- 
sons and things with which she came 
in contact. She was always compiling 
a book, and she generally gave persons 
on whom she called, to understand that 
if they did not patronize her undertak- 
ing, they must not expect to escape 
some kind of a notice when her book 
appeared. Fortunately for the writer 
of this, his obscurity saved him from 
being a worthy object of her wrath, 
though he was threatened with it in a 
manner which he thought ensured it. 
Having in October, 1831, been called 
upon to subscribe to a work she was 
preparing, and not feeling it his duty to 
do so, he respectfully declined, where- 
upon she uttered certain denunciations ; 
and withal added, " I thought so; you 
are a Blue Skin." 

Russell, Hon. Thomas, Plymouth, 24 
Sept., — " We regret to announce that 
Hon. Thomas Russell, of Plymouth, 
died at that town on Sunday last. Mr. 
R. was held in universal respect. He 
had been call* I to various public trusts, 

and was widely known throughout the 
State. Judge Russell of the Police 
Court of Boston is a son of the deceas- 
ed." [Transcript. 

Simonds, Artemas, Esq., of Boston, at 
Roxbury, 15 Oct., ae. 59 yrs. and 11 
mo. Mr. S. was one of our most esti- 
mable citizens, and though not a native 
of Boston (having been born in Fitch- 
burg.) for many years he has filled offi- 
ces in it, all in the most satisfactory 
manner. For several years he was Su- 
perintendent of the House of Industry ; 
was afterwards Secretary of its Board 
of Directors. When the Office of City 
Registrar was established in 1819, all 
eyes were directed towards him as the 
most suitable person to fill it. He did 
fill it in the most exemplary manner, 
which it is hoped all his successors will 
imitate. Last spring he was obliged to 
resign this 'office, owing to ill health. 
He then spent some time in journeying, 
but his physical powers were worn out. 
He died of typhoid fever, and was taken 
to Fitchburg for interment. Mr. Si- 
monds was a member of the Hist. Gene- 
alogical Society, and took pleasure in 
attending its meetings and advancing 
its objects ; having a true antiquarian 
turn of mind. 

Staples, Mrs. Hannah, Taunton, Nov.. 
ae. 91, widow of the late Dea. Samuel 

Stockwell, Mr. Saml. B., Savannah, 23 
Sept., the "well known Scenic Artist," 
of yellow fever. He was a native of 
Boston, and his father was attached 
to the Boston Theatre, as a Comic Ac- 
tor. The celebrated .Mrs. Barrett was 
his half sister. 

Streeter, Mrs. Hannah, Woonsocket, R. 
I., 25 Nov., ae. 88; wid. ot the late 
William Streeter. 

Swett, Mr. Benjamin, Hampden, Me., 13 
Oct., ae. 8-15 vrs -> a native of Welltleet, 
Ms. He was the father of 13 children, 
all present at his funeral. 

Somerhy, Mr. Thomas, Boston, 29 Sept., 
ae. 78. Mr. Somerby was a highly res- 
pectable and beloved citizen, and has 
left a circle of friends who deeply la- 
ment his departure. He was born in 
Newburyport, and was a descendant of 
Anthony Somerby, Esq., first School- 
master of Newbury ; several of whose 
descendants have been distinguished 
both in a civil and military capacity. 
He leaves several sons and daughters, 
among whom is H. G. Somerby. Esq., 
now and for several years a resident of 

Tenney, Samuel, Esq., Boston, 25 Nov., 
ae. 78. Mr. T. was a well known citi- 
zen. He was a native of Newburyport. 
For about 50 years he has been in the 


Deaths. — The Allin Monument. 


Insurance business. At the time of his 
death he was Assistant President of the 
Merchants Insurance Company of this 
city, to which he had belonged 23 yrs. 
He resided in Salem street, and had 
been till a recent period, Deacon of Sa- 
lem St. Church. 

Thacher, Mrs. Lucy F. K., Thomaston, 
Me., 12 Oct., ae. 77. She was widow 
of the late Judge Ebenr. T., and dau. 
of Gen. Henry Knox, of the Revolu- 
tionary army. 

Thomas, Mrs. Cynthia, Middleboro', 29 
Nov., ae. 81. 

Towne, Capt. Henry, Mozambique, 27 
July. His body was brought to Provi- 
dence in October. He went out Capt. 
of the barque Henry White. He died 
of dysentery 

Trask, Hon. Israel, Gloucester, 4 Oct., 
ae. S9 yrs. f> mo. A highly respected 

citizen and a gentleman of 

reat intel- 

C, Lexington, 12 Nov., 

Jona. M., D. D. 


Turner, Mr. A. 
ae. 43. 

Wainwright, Pit. Rev. ., 
New York, 21 Sept., ae. 63. He was 
Rector of Trinity Church in Boston 
from March 1833, to Jan. 1838, and had 
many admirers here ; besides, he was 
allied to many families in this vicinity. 
The Rev. Jonathan Mayhew, D. D. was 
his maternal grandfather, and from him 
Dr. W. took his Christian name. Though 
an Englishman, he came to N. £ng. in 
youth, giad. H. C. 1812, in the class 
with Hon. Peleg Sprague. Hon. Frank- 
lin Dexter, Hon. Charles G. Loring, Dr. 
John Homans and Edward Brooks, 
Esq. He succeeded Bishop Onderdonk 
in the Episcopal Chair of the diocese of 
N. York. 


Those who have watched the progress of improvement in the old Burial Ground of 
Dedham within a few years will be gratified to learn that a new and stately monu- 
ment has been recently erected, by the liberality of the citizens of the First Parish, to 
the venerated memory of the first pastor of the town, the Rev. John Allin. The old 
structure of perishable materials or "monument of wood," betokening the poverty of 
the times, erected by vote of the town over his grave soon after his death, had long 
since disappeared, and the spot where his remains were deposited had been lost to 
tradition. A careful search and some excavations a few years ago, led to the discov- 
ery of the original grave, the "stone and lime mortar" mentioned in the record, and 
which had served for the foundation of the monument, still remaining a luile below 
the surface. The monument now erected is every way creditable to the citizens of 
the place, who, without distinction of denomination, contributed to the object. It is 
executed in Cary's best style, and is in its design chaste and tasteful. 

The following is the main inscription occupying the front of the monument : — 


First Fastor of Dedham, 

Born in lo'JG, 

Entered the Ministry iu England, 

Came over in 1637, 

And joined the Company in Dedham the same year, 

Ordained Pastor, April 24th, 1039. 

Died August 20, 1071. 

A man of signal worth, 

Of unaffected Piety and great sweetness of disposition, 

Frudent, meek, patient and serene, 

Ho faithfully fed his tloek, 

And by his writings and counsels 

Obtained a wide-spread reputation, 

And rendered eminent service to the N. E. Colonies. 

Underneath is the following : — 

Erected in 1854 by residents within the Old Territorial Farish. 

On one side of the monument (to the right,) are inscribed the names, place of birth, 
when known, year of graduation — (all of Harvard College) — date of ordination, and 
death of the " Successors of Mr. Allin, gone to their rest before the erection of this 
monument." These are Rev. William Adams, Joseph Belcher, Samuel Dexter, Jason 
Haven, and Joshua Bates, D. D. 

On the other side of the monument is inscribed : — 

Church gathered Nov. 8, 1033. 

We congratulate the inhabitants of the place on the successful accomplishment of 
this long meditated work, so honorable to the living, and due to the memory of the 
dead. It has been a subject of remark, that to none of the former pastors of the 
Parish was there one word of inscription, nor the humblest stone to mark the spot 
where their ashes repose, in the old burial ground of Dedham. The remains of the 
Rev. Mr. Dexter and Rev. Mr. Haven were placed in the Dexter tomb. Where those 
of Adams and Belc' r were deposited, it is in vain now to attempt to discover. Dr. 
Bates lies buried in Middlebury, Vt.— [Norfolk Democrat. 

104 Miscellaneous ttems. [Jan. 1855. 


Rev. John Prentice of Lancaster m. Mary, wid. of Rev. John Gardner, his 
predecessor in the ministry. Ward's Shrewsbury Fams. 45. What was the maiden 
name of this Mary Gardner? E. T. 

Holmes. — Who were the ancestors of Rev, John Holmes, second minister of Dux- 
bury, Ms., who d. 24 Dec. 1675 ? Address D. W. Holmes, Boston. 

Newcomd. — Who were the parents of Experience N. who was m. to Daniel Mason 
of Newton Ms. 31 Jan, 1716? 

Dunnel. — Henry Gale Dunnel, M. D. of N. York desires information about the 
Donynell, Dwennel, Dunnel or Dwinel family, of New England. He traces his line 
to 166S. 

Place, Riiodes. — Samuel P. m. Mary R. not far from 1735. Parentage of both 
desired ? . J. D. 

Goodwin. — The paternity of John Goodwin, who m. Martha Lawthrop in Charles- 
town, 1712, aged 65. * Address /. G. Locke, Boston. 

Locke. — Who was William L., " Chyrurgeon " in the Indian war of 1675. Ad- 
dress as above. 

Donations to the Society's Library received since the issue of the October Num- 
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Dean, H. White, J. Allison, J. W. Thornton, N. Wyman, W. B. Trask, J. 0. Adams, 
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Vol. IV, for 287 to Presbury in Index, r. 257. Vol. VIII, page 312, lines 21-4, for 
Simon, bap. 24 (8) 1609, d. young, read Son, b. 2 Aug. 1669, d. 7 Aug. 1669. P. 316, 
line 14, for Simon 3 read a son 3 . P. 322, lines 8 and 12 from bottom, for John B. read 
James B. ; I. 12 from bot. for Aug. read July. P. 323, line 18, dele Mercy"; 323, line 
20, for Hannah 3 m. Rev. Joseph, read Mercy 5 m. Rev. John. P. 371, r. *Sarah 
Bache m. Rev. Charles Hodge, r. Mrs. Anna Cambridge; alio, *Chr. Grant Perry. 
He died last summer. P. 36S, near the end of table of Bangs, make m. of Bethia Wing, 
1735-6. A few lines below, r. Hannah, b. June 21, 1738. P. 246, I. 22, lor 1787, r. 
1637 ; 7. 32, r. 1767; I. 12 of foot, r. May 16. P. 232, in the Pedigree of the Johnson 
Family, copied from Wright's Hist, of Rutlandshire, I omitted Isaac Johnson's half 
brother Ezekiel. He was born 1607, m. 1st, Anne, dau. of John Boate of North Kil- 
worth, Co. Leicester, clerk, who d. 1635 ; 2dly, Thalia, dau. of Sir Edward Heron of 
Cressy Hall, C. Lincoln, who d. sine prole. By the 1st wife, Anne, he had Margaret, 
wf. of Thos. Marsh, gent, and Anne, wf. of Tbos. Johnson.— Dean Dudley. P. 295, 
last^, I. 2, r.Lemuei. He, (Lemuel Cravath,) d. 13 Oct. 1815. His wf. was Cather- 
ine, dau. of Samuci and Abigail May. He was descended from a Huguenot family : 
left no posterity. 

WHOLE NUMB felt, 34. 


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Notes on the Cradock Family, - - 123 

Mathew Cradock's Will, - - - 124 

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Descendants of Alice Bradford, - - 127 

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Letter from the Rev. John Eliot, 16G1, - 131 

Disposal of the Estate of Francis Whitmore, 131 

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VOL. IX. APRIL, 1855 

i ^5. no. 2. 


[This afiair took place in 1747, during the French war which com- 
menced in 1744. It was a sad event for New England, the outlines of 
which may be read in the General Histories of Massachusetts, and ac- 
counts of Nova Scotia. But the documents illustrating it have never been 
brought together in any publication, or but few of them at least. ' Nor 
are what are now presented offered as all which might be found, but they 
are important as showing both sides of the transaction. 

It is not necessary to make any extended preliminary statement with 
regard to the movements which led to the Battle, or more properly Sur- 
prise, at Minas. The General Histories, as before stated, are sufficiently 
full on that head; especially Douglass and Ilaliburton, and the excellent 
History of the United States by Dr. Trumbull ; or a work which is, or- 
ought to be at the hand of every reader, Dr. Holmes's American Annals. 
It may be well to note also, that one of the best and most circumstantial 
accounts of this war was published under the following title, in a tract of 
SO pages 8vo., London, 1757, and Boston, 1758 : " Memoirs of the Frin- 
cipal Transactions of the last War between the English and French 
in North America. From the Commencement of it in 1714, to the 
conclusion of the Treaty at Aix la Chapellc. Containing in particu- 
lar an account of the Importance of Nova Scotia or Acadie, and the Isl- 
and of Cape Breton, to both Nations." 

From the Boston newspapers of the day we have derived the documents 
ifecompanying the French account. Copies of these have been made for 
the editor by Mr. VV. B. Trask, whose name is a sufficient guarantee 
that they have been faithfully made. 

The following extracts were thought necessary for a better understand- 
ing of the subject. They are from a rare tract entitled " The State of 
Trade in the Northern Colonies considered ; with an account of their Pro- 
duce, and a particular description of Nova Scotia. By Otis Little. "— 
London, 1748.— Boston, 1749, 8vo :— 

" On the southeast side of the Bay of Fundy, about thirty leagues from 
the entrance of Annapolis, is the Bay of Minas, a name derived" from the 
report of some valuable mines having been discovered in its neighbor- 
hood, being twelve leagues long and about three in width. On the other 
branch, and at the head of the Bay, are several villages, and about three 
leagues up a narrow and deep river stands the town of Chignecto, or 
Chignectico, a corruption, as it is said, from Le Chignon du Col ; here 
are about two hundred families. 



French Account of the Battle of Minas. [April, 

" Minas, the principal place in the Province, and the centre of all its set- 
tlements, is composed of a number of villages and farm-houses, extend- 
ing six or eight miles in length, and, including some towns a little more 
remote, contains about a thousand families ; I don't mean so many house- 
keepers, but such as would be thus denominated among the English, for 
here it is customary, when one of a family marries, to enlarge the Man- 
sion-house, and by the addition of new apartments, they make room for 
the expected progeny ; from this practice 'tis common to find three or 
four generations under one roof; it is computed that they amount to about 
seven thousand people." 

In this tract are many curious facts respecting the Acadians. Mr. Lit- 
tle says, page 36, " There is one thing peculiar to these people which has 
secured their allegiance during the present war ; that is, the dread of hav- 
ing their dykes cut down and their estates by that means ruined by the 
English. This practice they felt the severe effects of about forty years 
ago, when their lands were thus exposed by the New England forces, the 
remembrance of which is pretty strongly impressed on the old inhabitants, 
and lias had a very good effect on their posterity."] 


[Translated from the Report to the French Government, for the N. E. H. and Gen. 
Register, by E. B. O'Callaghan, M. D. of Albany.] 

Mr. de Ramezay being unable to march in consequence of a severe 
bruise he received on the knee in his journey to Minas,* the Canadian 
detachment, consisting of about 300 men, including French and Indians, 
set out on snow shoes from Beaubassint on the 23d January (1747) for 
Minas, under the command of Captain Coulon, for the purpose of driving 
off the English who had come to settle there. It arrived at PegiguctJ on 
the 10th of February. Capt. Coulon having reconnoitred the enemy's 
position, divided his force into 10 subdivisions so as to make a simultane- 
ous attack on as many houses in which the enemy was quartered to the 
number of 500, instead of 250 as had been already reported. After 
marching all night, he found himself, on the morning of the 11th, in a 
position to commence the attack, which he did. The enemy had senti- 
nels at each house and kept good watch. Mr. de Coulon recei/ed, short- 
ly after the first shock, a musket ball in his left arm, which obliged him 
to retire from loss of blood. The ten houses that were attacked were all 
carried, with the exception of only one which had cannon, and which 
had been abandoned by the Micmacs, four of their men having been put 
hors de combat by the first fire. The command having devolved on Cap- 
tain Chevalier de La Corne, he attacked and carried the house occupied 
by Colonel Noble§ and his brother, and Mr. How member of the Council 
at Port Royal. lie remained in the house and prevented the approach of 

* In thai part of the Township of Horton which borders on the basin was situated 
the French village of Minas. No traces of it are now to be seen exeepl the cellars 
of the houses, a few aged orchards, and groups of willows, the never failing appen- 
dages of an Acadian settlement. — llaliburton's Nova Scotia, II. 115. 

f Beaubnssin was situate on the river La Flanche, at the head of the Bay of 
Fundy, and is now called Lawrence. 

\ No"' Windsor, on Avon River. Haliburtonsays the Indian name signifies, the 
Junction of two rivers. — Ibid, It. 100. 

§ Colonel Arthur Noble. For some account of him, see Williamson's Hist, of 
Maine, II. 250. 

1855.] French Account of the^ Battle of Minas. 107 

the enemy, whom he obliged to take refuge in a stone house in which 
they had some cannon. The firing had been unceasing from the com- 
mencement of the attack in the morning, until three o'clock in the after- 
noon, when it terminated. In this space of time, the enemy have had 
130 men, including six officers,* killed on the spot, 34 wounded and 53 
taken prisoners. On our side, we have lost 6 men, viz.: 3 Canadians, a 
farmer belonging to Port Toulouse, and two Micmacs ; had 14 wounded, 
including Capt. de Coulon and Cadet de Lusignan. Captain How being 
dangerously wounded, requested Capt. de La Come to send for an Eng- 
lish Surgeon to staunch his wound, tbe French Surgeon being, at the time, 
engaged in attendance on Mr. de Coulon. This occasioned the sending of 
hostages on our part, and a suspension of hostilities until the English 
Surgeon was sent back. It was then that two English officers came out 
of the house and advanced with a French flag towards the house where 
Mr. La Corne lay, who sent out to receive them. They proposed to him 
a cessation of hostilities until 9 o'clock the following morning. He grant- 
ed their request, but perceiving, at a very early hour the next day, that 
they were leaving their houses and collecting the cattle, he sent to notify 
them that if they did not return to their houses at once, the armistice 
should terminate. Mr. Goldwhait, the English commandant, came to see 
Mr. de La Corne in company with another officer, and after having excused 
himself, commanded all his men to go in again to their houses ; asked 
to capitulate, and submitted his terms in writing : Mr. de La Corne after 
consulting with his officers, agreed to a portion of these terms, and told 
Mr. Goldwaite to make haste with his decisions, as a prompt renewal of 
the attack had been determined on. The Capitulation was thereupon 
signed, and is as follows : — 

Capitulation granted by his Most Christian Majesty's Troops to those of 
his Britanic Majesty at Grand Pre. 

1. A detachment of his Most Christian Majesty's troops will form them- 
selves into two lines in front of the stone house occupied by his Britannic 
Majesty's troops, who will take their departure for Annapolis Royal 
within twice twenty-four hours, with the honors of war. Six days' pro- 
visions, haversack, one pound of powder and one pound of ball. 

2. The English prisoners in the hands of the French will remain pris- 
oners of war. 

3. The shipping seized by the troops of his Most Christian Majesty can- 
not be restored to his Britannic Majesty's troops. 

4. As there was no pillage except by the Indians their booty cannot be 

5. The sick and wounded belonging to the English actually in his Bri- 
tannic Majesty's hands, will be conveyed to the River Aux Canards, where 
they shall be lodged by order of the French Commandant, and supported 
at his Britannic Majesty's expense until they be in a condition to be re- 
moved to Annapolis Royal, and the French Commandant shall furnish 
them with Letters of Protection, and they shall be at liberty to retain one 
of their Surgeons until they be restored to health. 

G. His Britannic Majesty's troops actually at Grand Pre will not be at 
liberty to bear arms at the head of the Bay of Fundy, that is to say, at 

* Col. Noble, Lieutenants Lechemere, Jones and Pickering and Ensign Noble. 
— UatibuTton. Tlu name of the sixth does not appear. 

108 English Account of the Battle. [April, 

Minas, Cobequitte and Beaubassin, for the term of six months from the 
date hereof. 

On the acceptance and signing of these terms on the one side and on 
the other, his Britannic Majesty's troops will bring with them a flag, and 
march to-day from their guardhouse, of which his Most Christian Majes- 
ty's troops will take possession, as well as of Grand Pre and of all the 
munitions of war, provisions and artillery which his Britannic Majesty's 
troops now have. 

Done at Grand Pre, the' 12th of February, 1747. 

(Signed) Coulon de Villier, Commander of the French Party. 
Benjamin Goldthwait,* Commander of the English, 
who hath signed with thirteen others. 

In consequence of the above, the King of England's troops marched 
out, and the French took possession of Grand Pre, and of all the stores, 
provisions and artillery, consisting of two 4 pounders and three swivels. 


Boston Weekly Post Boy. Monday, March 2, 1747. 
Boston —On Thursday night last Capt. Benjamin Goldthwait arrived 
here express in the Ordnance packet from Annapolis Royal, with the fol- 
lowing Advices : 

"That on Saturday the 31st of January, before daylight, a party of 
Canadians, French inhabitants of the Island of St. John's, in Bayvert, and 
some of the inhabitants of Schegnecto, between five and six hundred in 
all, having made a march of three weeks from Schegnecto in the ex- 
cessive severity of the late season, and when the roads were thought im- 
passable, arrived at the Grand Pre in Minas, and surprised the detachment 
of our troops, consisting of about five hundred, under the command of 
the late Lieut. Colonel Noble, which were quartered in the house there 
that lay scattered about a mile and a half's distance from one end to the 
other, and began their attack upon 'em about two o'clock in the same 
morning, by surrounding almost every officer's quarters within a few 
minutes' of the same time, and after killing the sentrys, rushing into sev- 
eral of the houses and destroying many in their beds, so that before day- 
light they had killed about seventy, and taken upwards of sixty prisoners, 
and wounded others ; among the former of which was Col. Noble, whose 
quarters were the first attacked, and who had the night before unfortu- 
nately moved the main guard from 'em to a stone houset in the town, 
at a small distance, and after having received two wounds in his body, 
and returned the enemy's fire three times in his shirt, was at last shot 
dead with a musket ball (which entered his forehead); his brother Ensign 
Noble, who was likewise killed fighting in the same house, and Lieut 
Jones, (who after a brave resistance, by which he had rid himself ot 
some of the enemy, and in which he was much wounded) was at last run 
thro' the heart with a bayonet, as he was endeavouring to escape, and 

rnanding Officer. . . .. „ 

+ Said bv Little, n. 37, to have been proof against small arms. " 1 his is duiii, 
he «nvs '• on a enLnce .hat commands great part of .he .own, but being over- 
Looked bv high land on three sides, would be greatly exposed in case of an attack. 

1S55.J English Account of ike Battle. 109 

Lieuts. Lechmere and Pickering, who were both killed in their beds, 
where they had been confined several weeks by a dangerous sickness : 
however, during this attack, which continued from two in the morning 
till twelve at noon, the enemy was repulsed at several houses, and when it 
grew light, the remainder of our people getting together in ;i body, being 
then about 350, to the stone house where the main guard was kept, made 
so resolute a defence, that the enemy, about twelve o'clock, sent a flag 
of truce, desiring a surgeon might be sent to dress Cupt. How, who was 
in their hands, and very much wounded, and proposing a cessation of 
arms till the surgeon's return, which was agreed to, as was also the cne- 
emy's proposal, upon the return of the surgeon, to continue the cessation 
of arms till nine o'clock the next morning. 

Upon the first meeting of our troops at the main guard, it was proposed 
by 'em to issue out and attempt the recovery of Col. Noble's quarters, 
and their vessels (which were also in the enemy's hands) where all their 
ammunition was lodged, except what each man had about him : but a 
storm of snow of about thirty hours' continuance having happened just 
before the enemy's arrival, which had occasioned a very deep light snow 
upon the ground, that had almost buried them and their arms in their at- 
tempt to reach the main guard, and being able to muster up no more of 
their snow shoes than eighteen pair, the rest being on board their vessels, 
and the enemy (whose number they had then learnt) being all provided 
with them, it was impracticable for 'em to succeed in such an attempt, or 
to issue out of the stone house without the utmost risque of being cut off 
by the enemy : however it was attempted, but they were forced to desist, 
upon finding themselves plfange so deeply in the snow, as to make their 
arms useless. Wherefore upon examining into their stores and ammuni- 
tion, and finding that they had but eight charges of powder per man left, 
and as many rounds of ball to defend themselves with in case of an at- 
tack after the cessation of arms should be expired, and not above one 
day's provision in bread, they judged it most advisable to accept of hon- 
ourable terms from the enemy, which were most readily granted 'em ; the 
substance of which we hear is as follows, viz : " That they should have 
all their arms, accoutrements and clothing, with six days' provisions, a 
pound of powder, and a proportion of ball for each man, and march out 
with their drums beating and colours flying, and proceed to his Majesty's 
garrison tit Annapolis Royal without molestation ; that they should be re- 
strained from taking up arms for six months in the Bay of Minas, or 
Schiegnccto : that all the prisoners taken by the enemy before the capit- 
ulation should remain prisoners of war, among which are Capt. How, 
Cupt Doane, Lieut. Gerrish, and Ensign Newton. Our men, (to the num- 
ber of fifty) who were sick and wounded, and not taken prisoners, to re- 
main with the enemy, in order to be cured at our charge, and sent back 
as fast as they recover. After which our troops marched out accordingly 
from Minas, and arc arrived, and in perfect good health, at Annapolis 

It must be confessed, that this was a most bold and daring enterprise of 
the enemy, and which they can't be reasonably supposed to have under- 
taken without the most particular intelligence of the numbers, too great 
security and disposition of our troops, to whose quarters (especially those 
of the officers) they must be conducted, and a dependence upon our want 
of intelligence, and even receiving wrong informations, which it is evident 
Col. Noble had received concerning the impossibility of making a march 

110 English Account of Hhe Battle. [April, 

between Minas and Schiegnecto at that season : but notwithstanding these 
advantages, the enemy might probably have miscarried if the° snow 
storm liad not happened immediately before their arrival at the Grand 
Pre. However, we find it is agreed on all hands that our troops made a 
very resolute and brave defence under their surprise (a publick testimony 
of which is contained in the following letter of Lieut. Governor Mascarene 
to 'em) and it seems certain, from the terms of capitulation, that their be- 
haviour made the enemy willing to part with them. This accident makes 
the miscarriage of the Rhode Island troops and Capt. Perkins's Company 
by shipwreck and sickness, and the returne home of the New Hamp- 
shire forces, the greater misfortune ; all which, had they joined the detach- 
ment of the Massachusetts troops at Minas, would undoubtedly have de- 
stroyed the enemy, or drove 'em out of Nova Scotia ; but it is hoped that 
it may still be retrieved by the spring. 

Of the enemy, upwards of twenty were killed and fifteen wounded, 
among the latter of which was their commanding officer. 

Col. Noble's servant who was in the house with him during the attack 
says, that the enemy, after he was wounded, called to him by name from 
without, telling him, if he would come out they would give him quarter ; 
but he refused, answering it, that he should defend himself to the last. 

Annapolis-Royal, 7th Feb. 1746. 

Gentlemen : — I have received the news of your misfortune at Minas, 
as one of those things to which we are liable in war. I am sorry for the 
number of men we have lost, but as from all hands I understand that you 
fought like brave men, I am the easier under this misfortune. I send Col. 
Gorham to receive you and acquaint you with what we have talkt over. 
I desire you will follow his directions. I hope to see you soon. I need 
not tell you to keep your people in heart, for I have that opinion of them 
that I believe every one of them would be glad to meet his enemy on 
even ground, and that it is nothing but the surprise that has given them 
any advantage over you. t am> Gentlemen, your most humble servant, 

To the Commander, and all other the Officers P. Mascarene. 

of the Party returning from Minas. 

Extract of a letter from Lieut. Col. Noble, who had the c'lief com- 
mand of the Detachment of Troops sent from hence to Annapolis-Royal, 
wrote two days before the action happened at Minas : — 

Grand Pre at Minas, Jan. 2S, 1746. 
I have no account yet of Capt. Perkins and an hundred men from the 
County of York, nor of the three Companies from Rhode Island; if we 
are so lucky as to have those troops arrive, then it may enable our pro- 
ceeding to Chignecto, and to distress or drive the enemy from thence, as 
also keep the inhabitants there in due obedience to his Majesty. I am 
informed that it is impracticable to march from hence by land to Chignec- 
to this season; but had I had the number of seven or eight hundred ef- 
fective men, I should have proceeded there before this time. The num- 
ber of troops, which Governour Shirley intended to have ranged this 
country, had we been so happy as that they had all arrived in due sea- 
son, it is my opinion that we should have been able to have destroyed or 
distressed most, if not all the French and Indian enemy, as we should 
have had strength enough to drive the enemy from among the inhabitants 
into the wilderness, and this hard winter, they must have either perished 

1855.] English Account of the Battle. \\\ 

or surrendered themselves prisoners. Major Phillips, Quarter-Master to 
the several detachments sent here, has, with all possible activity and in- 
dustry, quartered the troops in the best manner, as also obliged the inhab- 
itants to furnish provisions for 'em.— I keep detachments" daily on the 
scout to the several neighbouring villages round this place.— Lieut. Lech- 
mere is dangerously ill of a fever, the other officers here are all well, and 
the men, save about ten, and I hope not above two or three of 'em dan- 
gerous. The King's service requires Major Phillips home, and Capt. How 
is come to supply his place, to manage civil affairs with the inhabitants 
who behave with courtesy, but say we shall eat 'em up. 

The following paragraph, being an extract of a letter from L t. 

G r. M ne to , contains an account of Mr. de Ramsay's 

attempt upon the inhabitants of Minas to bring them into a revolt : 

, Annapolis-Royal, 23d Jan. 1746. 

The deputies of Minas came down in the mean time to acquaint me 
with the departure of the Canadeans, telling me that their Commander 
Mons. Dd Ramsey, on hearing of the preparations made here to go and 
attack him, summoned the inhabitants, to know their intentions, and trved 
to perswade them to join with him, to repell the force coming against 
Minas: but finding that his perswasions could not prevail, and° that the 
inhabitants declared they would stand to the oath of fidelity they had 
taken to the King of Great Britain, he embarked his provisions, ammuni- 
tion and men on board four vessel Is, one of them being a Snow of four- 
teen guns, and retired to Chignecto. There had been a notion spread 
amongst the French inhabitants of this Province, that a great force was 
coming from New England to transport or destroy them, on which chiefly 
Mr. Ramssy founded his hopes of their revolt; but Governor Shirley 
having sent a letter directed to me, and whereof he caused many copies 
to be printed in French at Boston, I immediately distributed them, and 
thereby prevented any mischief's accruing from that notion, and defeated 
the hopes Mr. Ramsey might have from it ; the inhabitants from that let- 
ter being assured the forces did not come with any such intent; and ex- 
perience has since convinced 'em : for in the two months they have now 
been at Minas, these troops have kept orderly, and have caused little or 
no complaint to the inhabitants. 

Boston Post Boy, Monday, March 9, 1747. 
Thursday last a vessell arrived here from Annapolis-Royal, by whom 
we have a more particular and favourable account of the late engagement 
between our troops and the French and Indians at Menis than That pub- 
lished in our last paper, viz : That the number of our killed and prison- 
ers did not amount to more than 100, and that 25 of our wounded men 
were recovered and returned to Annapolis, the rest (about 30) being at 
Menis, under the care of a Surgeon. On the French side their Commander, 
Capt. Caulan, and another officer were dangerously wounded, and three 
other officers with about 40 men killed, besides several cart-loads wound- 
ed and carried off during the action. The enemy stayed but a few days 
at Menis, for having burnt one of the vessells, disabled the guns by knock- 
ing off the trunnions, and burnt the frame of a block house, they with- 
drew the same way they came ; so that 'tis plain they had very little to 
boast of, since they durst not stay to occupy the advantageous post they 
had taken. They returned nine or ten of our men who were prisoners 
of war, among whom is Ensign Newton of this town, who is arrived here, 
together with about 70 of our men who were in the capitulation. 

112 Deposition of John Legg, 6f Marblehead. [April, 

Several letters give great encomiums on the bravery of our men, both 
officers and soldiers ; and we are well assured that the French were the 
first that desired a parley, and ofFered our people honourable terms, if they 
would capitulate. 

Boston Post Boy, Monday, Fch. 16, 1747. 

Boston. — On the 8th instant arrived here from Annapolis-Royal, the 
Rev. Mr. William M'Clenachan, Chaplain to Brigadier-General Waldo's 
Regiment, who contradicts the common report we have had in town of 
the death of several officers and many of our soldiers at Annapolis ; but 
informs us of the death of Lieut. Spencer Phips, son of his Honour our 
Lieutenant Governour, a gentleman who was loved and admired both by 
his brother-officers, and the soldiers under his command, and his death is 
much lamented by all : that all the rest of the officers belonging to Brig- 
adier General Waldo's Regiment are alive and well ; and but a few of 
the private soldiers dead. — That our forces marched from Annapolis to 
Minas the beginning of last December, and were received in the most af- 
fectionate manner ; and that the inhabitants of that place provided plen- 
tifully for them — That Mons. Ramsey, with a small number of French 
and Indians, being much affrighted, fled from Minas as soon as he heard 
of the arrival of our forces at Annapolis. — That all our army at Minas 
are healthy and in high spirits, no distemper nor sickness raging amongst 
them : That Col. Noble, who is Commander in Chief of that detachment, 
has determined to pursue the Monsieur, and doubtless will soon have the 
pleasure of conversing with him, and prevent his return to Canada. — Mr. 
M'Clenachan also informs us, that Capt. Winslow, Capt. Rouse, and Capt. 
Cobb lately marched with about GO or 70 men to the head of Annapolis 
river, and on their return were entertained in a most sumptuous manner 
by the Popish Priest of that place, who, with the greatest expressions of 
loyalty, drank King George's Health. 


This Deponent aged sixty-four years, Tcstifyeth, that sometime in Feb- 
uary : in y c year : One thousd. seven hundred five-six I was desired by 
M Devereux, now deed, and her son Robert Devereux to come to their 
house, where coming I found Maj r . Stephen Sewall of Salem, and M r 
Daniel Zechary' of Boston, who came to see the Farme, and treat about 
the same, and after some considerable discourse about the price, they 
Agreed at last for four hundred pound in money, one hundred of which 
was to be paid downe, and bond was to be given for the other, three hun- 
dred pounds, whereupon Mrs Devereux fetched and produced two roceits, 
of old John Devorixs one spscifying fifty pounds paid to and reed by 
Capt. George Corwin, the other rcccit spscifying fifty pounds paid to Majr. 
Winthrop the first of which upon Mr Corwin they refused, but the other 
fifty pounds on Mr Winthrop they accepted, to compleat therefore the 
Bargain, Mrs Devereux brought downe and paid twenty pounds of money 
she had by her, and borrowed of me the subscriber thirty pound more, to 
make up the hundred agreed for which accordingly this Deponent did lend 
her. And farther the Dpt says,— That W" 1 Peach offered 20<£ in a bag 
toRobt Devorix fors a land as his s d Peach, proporcon of y e purchas of &, 
that a Cow Commonge in Marblehead to the best of his Judgmt is worth 
seven pounds & that Jno. Devorex dyed possed of three. John Legg. 

Essex ss. Ipswich. May 17. 1709 sworn to in the Superior Court 
by Jn Legg. Attest Elisha Cooke Clr. 

1855.] Decendants of Gov. Bradstreet. 113 

[By John Dean and Dean Dudley, Members of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Soc ] 

Gov. Simom BuADSTREETt married first, about 1628, Anne, daughter of 
Gov. Thomas Dudley. She died 16 Sept. 1(572,| and he married for a 
second wife, G June 167G, Ann, daughter of Emmanuel Downing, and 
widow of Capt. Joseph Gardiner.§ His children — all by his first wife — 
were eight in number, viz. four sons and four daughters. All of them 
lived to maturity, were married and left posterity || They were Dr. 
Samuel, 2 Dorothy, 2 who m. Rev. Seaborn Cotton ; Sarah, 2 who m. 1st Rich- 
ard Hubbard, 2d Maj. Samuel Ward ; Rev. Simon 2 ; Hannah, 2 who m. 
Andrew Wiggin ; Mercy, 2 who m. Maj. Nathaniel Wade ; Dudley 2 ; and 
John 2 . 

Dr. Samuel 2 Bradstreet (H. C. 1G53) m. 1st, Mercy, dau. of William 
Tyng. She was b. 13 Jan. 1G42-3, and d. Sept. 1G70.' He m. 2d, (per- 
haps in Jamaica,) a lady whose name is unknown. He d. in that island 
Aug. 10S2.1T By his first wife he had five children, Elizabeth, 3 b. 29 
Jan. 16G3-4, ''deceased August 16G5, being a year and a half old ;" 
Anne 5 ** b. 17 Nov. 1665, " deceased June 20, 16(i9, being three years 
and seven months old " ; Mercy 3 tt b. 20 Nov. 1667, m Dr. James Oliver ; 
Simon 3 b. 15 Oct. 1669, "died on the 16th of November 1669, being but 
a month and one day old" ; and Anne 3 b. 3 Sept. 1670, d. young. \\ By 

* Olher descendants will be found in an article with this title in the Register. Vol. 
VIII. pp. 312-25. 

f Gov. Bradstreet's father (a Puritan minister, of whom we gave a few particulars 
in our former article) was also named Simon. This fact has been communicated to 
us by Rev. Samuel Sewall, of Burlington, Mass., who learned it from the following 
entry in a duodecimo volume of personal and domestic memoranda, made by Rev. 
Simon Bradstreet, of New London. This manuscript is now in the possession of a 
descendant, who (since Rev. Mr. Sewall's information) has kindly loaned it to the 
compilers. — " March 12, 70-71, I baptized my child. He was named Simon, it being 
my own and my Father's Name and Grandfather's." 

\ " September 16, 1672. My ever honoured and dear Mother was translated to 
Heaven. Her death was occasioned by a consvmption ; being wasted to skin and 
bone. * * * I being absent from her, lost the opportvnity of eommitt'ng to memory 
herpiousand memorable ex pressions vtlered in her sicknesse. Oy'y'good Lord would 
giue vnto me and mine a heart to walk in her steps, considering what the end of her 
conversation was ; y< so wee might one day haue a happy and glorious greeting." — 
Ms. Mem. of Uec. S. Bradstreet, of Kem London, above quoted. 

§ "June 16, 1676. My hon d Father was married again to Capt. Gardiner's Widow, 
of Salern, a Gentl. of very good birth and education and of great piety and prudence- 
Pray God make her a comfort and blessing to him ami all his children." — Ibid. 

|| It is a fact worth noting that all of the children of Mrs. Bradslreet's mother, 
Mrs. Dorothy Dudley, likewise left posterity. In a poem on her death, the daughter 
tells us thai her mother — "of all her children, children lived to see." 

If "Sometime in August, 1632, my dear Brother, Mr. Sam' 1 Bradstreet dyed in 
Jamaica He was y* first born. y e greater the breach in o r family ; but he is at rest 
in glory." — Ms. Mem. of Rev. S. D. of New London. 

*• Called on the Boston Records " Annice." 

ft "Wednesday. Oct. 17, 1638, ride in Hackney Coach with Gov r Bradstreet. his 
Lady, Mrs. Willard, Mis Mercy Bradstreet, Josiah Willard, to Roxbury to y* Ordina- 
tion of Mr. Nehemiah Walter." — Sewall's Diary; quoted in Am. Qu. Reg. XIV. 261. 
A misprint has been corrected on the authority of Rev. Samuel Sewall, of Burling- 
ton. Mass., the compiler of the article in which the extract is found. 

XX Among the i emoranda of Rev. Simon Bradstreet, of New London, we find the 
following ;— ;i Ju : ■ 20, 6'J. My B r Samuel's, oldest child (w«>> was a daughter be- 


114 Decendants of Gov. ^Bradstreet. [April, 

his second wife he had John 3 b. ab. 1676; Simon 3 b. ab. 1680; and 
Anne. 3 These three children, at the date of their grandfather Simon 
Bradstrcet's will (23 Dec. 1689), had lately been sent to him from Jamai- 
ca, and, it seems, were in expectation of receiving property from Eng- 
land and Jamaica. Mercy 3 Pradstrect, the only surviving child of the 
first wife, had been maintained and educated by her grandfather from 
Sept. 1670 to that time.* 

Rev. Seaborn Cotton, by his first wife, Dorothy 3 Bradstrect,t had nine 
children, of whom Elizabeth 3 m. Rev. William Williams; and Mercy 3 
m. Capt Peter Tufts.J Rev. William Williams grad. at II. C. 1683 and 
was settled at Hatfield 1685. By his first wife Elizabeth 3 Cotton^ he had 
ch. : Rev. William 4 of Weston ; Martha 4 m. Edward Partridge; and 
Rev. Elisha, 4 Rector of Yale College. Rev. William 4 Williams (II. C. 
1705) of Weston|| had ch. :— Col. William* ; Elizabeth 4 m. Mr. 

tween three and four yeares old) dyed. lie buried v = first y< euer he had (w't> also 
was a daughter) ahout four yeares since. The U teach him and me, and all whom it 
espec. concerns, good thereby. Novem. 69.— He buried anotherchild (a sonnet bein« 
about I2dayes old. Sept. 1670. -.My D' Samuel Bradstreet Ins wife dseA, W* was a 
soar affliction to him and all his friends. May god giue us all a sanctified vse of 
tins and all other his dispensations." 

This last date (Sept. 1670) is evidently correct, though it differs from that prefixed 
to some lines in Mrs. Anne Bradstrcet's Poems. They are inscribed '-To the Mem- 
ory of my dear Daughter-in-Law, Mrs. Mercy Bradstreet, who deceased September 
6, 1669, in the 23th year of her Age " As one evidence that this should be 1670, it 
may be stated that Mrs. Mercy Dradstreet did not enter her 28th year till Jan. 1669- 
70. This by itself would not weigh much ; but there are several other reasons for 
believing the date 1669 erroneous. We will mention one. From the lines whose 
heading we have quoted, we learn that Mrs. Mercy B. had been the moiher of five 
children— four of whom were dead and one surviving. Now, in order to make up 
five children, it is necessary to count Simon b. Oct. 1669 ami Anne b. Sept. 1670— 
the latter of whom, to add to the perplexity, is entered on the Boston Records as the 
dan. of '• Samuel Bradstreet and Martha [Marcy?] his wife." Both children were 
born after Sept. 1669. 

It is possible that Mrs. Anne Bradstreet, in writing the above inscription, may have 
omitted to name the ytnr of her daughter-in-law's death, which may have been sup- 
plied by her Editor. The second edition of her Poems, in which these lines firsl ap- 
pear, was published about six years after her death— perhaps under the editorship of 
Rev. John Norton, of Htngham. a relative of Gov. Bradsireet's last wife. There are 
several facts that lead us io think another date in Mrs. B's Poems incoTect. The 
lines on her children which commence, '• I had eight birds " Sec, are dated June 23, 
1656. We think it should be 1658 ; but have no positive proof of it. This, if an 
error, may have been a typographical one. 

* Suffolk Probate Records, Book XI. page 276. 

f Her death is thus noted by her brother Simon ;— "Feb. 26, 1671. My dear Sis- 
ter Cotton dyed. She made a comfortable end, w ch rejoiced her friends in their sor- 
row. The good L a giue me and all of us whom it concernes a sanctetyed vse of this 

% For the names of the rest of his children, the dates of their birth, their descend- 
ants, ikc.see Reg. I. 326 and VIII. 321-3. 

$ Farmer (Gen. Reg. p. 321) and Mr. Ewer (Stoddard Fam. p. 5) both call Rev- 
Solomon Williams, of Lebanon, Ct., a son of the second wife of Rev. William Wil- 
liams or Hatfield, who was a daughter of Rev. Solomon Stoddard. His christian 
name (Solomon) gives plausibility to this statement ; but Mr. Jackson (Hist, ol New- 
ton p. MO) and Dr. Williams (Williams Fam. p. 160) place him among ihe children 
of the first wife. If the latter authorities are correct, Hon. William Williams, the 
signer of the Declaration of Independence, and his brothers and sisters and their pos- 
terity, are descendants of Gov. Bradstreet. 

|| In the Stoddard Family, from which we copied in our former article, it is stated 
that the wife or Rev William Williams, of Weston, was Hannah (b. 21 Apl, 1658) 
dan. of Rev. Solomon Stoddard. In the Williams family his wife is likewise called a 
daughter ; but Mr. S uley calls her a granddaughter. Which is right ? 

1855.] Descendants of Gov. Bradstrect. 115 

Crocker;* Anna 4 m. lion. Oliver Partridge;! Nathaniel 5 of Lancsbor- 
ough ; Lucy 5 m. 30 June 1743, Rev. Joseph Buckminster of Rutland ; 
Mercy* b. 16 Apl. 1719, m. 10 Mar. 1736-7, Rev. John Seccomb ; Es- 
ther 5 b. ab. I12G, hav. d. 24 Sept , 1800, aged 74, in. Dr. Thomas Wil- 
liams of Deerfield ; and Dr. Solomon. 4 Col. William* Williams was b. 
1713 and resided at Pittsfield. He was Colonel in "the memorable at- 
tack on Ticonderoga on the 5th of July 1758." lie was also a "Judge 
of the Court in Berkshire County." He d. June 1788, aged 75. His ch. 
were — Dr. William 6 who d. num.; Miriam 6 b. at Deerfield Feb. 1750, 
m. Capt. Colt of Pittsfield ; Sarah b. at D. 31 Oct. 1758, m. Mr. Chester ; 
Sylvia 6 m. Mr. Easton and William Pepperell, 6 who m. Miss Kata Blan- 
chanl.J Rev Joseph Buckminster, who m. Lucy 4 Williams, was b. 1 
Mar. 1719-20, grad. II. C. 1739, was ord. at Rutland 15 Sept. 1742, and 
d. 3 Nov. 1792. Their ch. were : Joseph 1 "' b. 5 Sept. 1744, d. 23 May 
1745; Sarah 6 b. 15 June 1747; Lucinda 6 b. 28 Sept. 1749; Rev. Jo- 
seph 6 D. D. b. 3 Oct. 1751 ; Solomon b. 19 Feb. 1754, m. 1st Betty Da- 
vis and 2d Hannah Rice, and rem. to N. II. near Kcene ; Hannah 6 b. 13 
Apl. 175G; Elizabeth 6 b. 4 April 1758; Wm. Stoddard b. G June, d 5 
Oct. 1761 ; and Isabella 6 b. 25 Oct. 17G4, m. Amos Tappan.§ Rev. Jo- 
seph 6 Buckminster D. D. (Y. C. 1770) ord. at Portsmouth 27 Jan. 1779, 
m. 1st Sarah Stevens, 2d Mary Lyman, and 3d Abigail wid. of Col. Eli- 
phalet Ladd. He was father of Rev. Joseph S. 7 Buckminster (see Reg. 
VIII. 317), Mrs. Eliza 7 B. Lee (authoress of Memoirs of her father and 
brother), Lucy Maria, 7 first wife of the late Prof. John Farrar of Harvard 
College, and nine other children, five of whom died young. || Rev. John 
Seccomb, who m. Mercv 5 Williams, was son of Peter Seccomb, of Mcd- 
ford, and was b. 25 or 28 April 1708, grad. II. C. 1728, and 10 Oct. 1733 
was ord. at Harvard, Mass. He was dismissed thence 7 Sept. 1757, and 
was afterwards settled at Chester, Nova Scotia. The witty and once pop- 
ular verses entitled " Father Abbey's Will " are attributed to him.fl Dr. 
Thomas Williams, who married Esther 4 Williams, was a brother to Col. 
Ephraim Williams the founder of Williams College, and was b. at New- 
ton 10 April 1718. He was a physician and resided at Deerfield, where 
he d. 23 Dec. 1775. By his wife Esther 5 (who was his second wife) he 
had eleven ch viz. — Cynthia 6 b. 1 Oct. 1750, m. Hezckiah Lcffingwell ; 
Mary Cooke 6 b. 28 Nov. 1752, m. Dr. Elihu Ashley ; Martha* b. 29 Jan. 

* He is called in the Williams Family, Mr. Crocker of Ipswich, and in the Stod- 
dard family, Rev Joseph Crocker. The la! ter is p-obably incorrect. Dea. Benjamin 
Crocker (H. C. 1713) d. at Ipswich, in 1766, leaving a widow Elizabeth and ch. 
Mary Gunnison and John. — FtlVs Hist, of Ipswich, p. 181. 

f "They had thirteen children, ten of whom arrived at the age of maturity. One 
of ihein, Dr. Oliver Partridge, of Stockbridge, is now living, (161G,) in the 'Jrith year 
of his age, a bachelor. One of the children of the late William Partridge, a descend- 
ant of Anna, as Dr. Partridge in a letter tome says, had four sons and four daugh- 
ters, so dispersed in the earth, that the sun might be shining on some one of said ten 
[?] of Oliver's children, during five years, the whole twenty-four hours daily, i. e. 
from 13o5 to 1810, never all at once together." — Williams Family, p., l'JO. We misun- 
derstood the author when we made the quotation on page 323, Vol. VJ1I. 

% Williams Family p. 186-9. 

§ Barry's Hist, of Framingham, p. 200-1. 

|| Mrs. Lee's Memoirs of Revs. J. & J. S. Buckminster, p. 70. 

H These facts are from an interesting article by Rev. J. L. Sibley, on " Father .Ab- 
bey's Will," published in the Cambridge Chronicle, Nov. 18, 1S5-1, md since (private- 
ly) reprinted in a ; amphlet of 11 pages. 

llT Descendants of Gov. Bradslrect. [April, 

1755, m. Dr. Jeremiah West ; Ephraim 6 b. 25 July 1757, d. young ; Es- 
ther 6 I). 18 Jan. 1759, d young; Ephraim 6 Esq. b. 19 Nov. 1760; Wil- 
liam Stoddard b. 11 Oct. 1762; Solomon 6 b. 9 Dec. 1764 ; Elijah 6 b. 30 
Jan. 1767; Stephen West 6 b. 30 June, 1709; and Horace 6 b 2 Sept. 
1771, d. young. Dr. Elihu Ashley who m. Mary C. 6 Williams had ch. — 
Thomas Williams 7 ; Robert Williams, 7 a physician who resided in 1847 
at Lyons N. Y.; and Mary 7 who m. Mr. Tippets of Geneva N. Y. Dr. 
Jeremiah West, of Tolland Ct., by his wife Martha 6 Williams, had ch. 
Francis 7 who resided in Ohio ; Cynthia 7 m. John Sergeant, of Stock- 
bridge ; Julia, 7 d. young; Edmond 7 who d. in 1825, in Ohio ; and Louisa, 7 
" who m. 1st Mr. Post of Andover, Ct., and 2d, Rev. Mr. Nichols, of He- 
bron, 1 believe." Ephraim 6 Williams Esq., son of Thomas, was a coun- 
sellor at law and held the offices of State Senator and Councillor in 
Massachusetts. He d. 27 Dec. 1735. A notice of him, by Rev. Henry 
Colmau, was published in the Franklin Mercury Jan. 5, 1830. By his 
wife Emily Trowbridge he had one son, Rev. John 7 Williams D. D., who 
was b. at Deerfield 20 Aug. 1817, grad. at Wush. Col. 1835, ord. Deacon 
1838, and Priest in 1841, and became Rector of St. George's Church, 
Schenectady, 1 June, 1842. Dr. William S. 6 Williams, brother of 
Ephraim, 6 resided at Deerfield. A memoir of him by his son was pub- 
lished in Williams's Medical Biography and also in the Transactions of 
the Mass. Med. Society. He m. 1st in 1780 Mary Hoyt (sister of Gen. 
Epaphras Hoyt) who d. Nov. 1821, and 2d, in Nov. 1822, Eliza Lucas of 
Taunton. By his first wife he had seven ch.: — Thomas 7 b. 24 May, 
1787 ; Dr. Stephen West, 7 b. 27 Mar. 1790 ; Dr. William II. 7 b. 28 June 
1792; Delia, 7 b. 8 Dec. 1794, m. Rev. Luther Hamilton of Taunton, 
Gloucester, &.c. ; Ephraim, 7 b. 1 Oct. 1797 ; and Marian, 7 b. 16 June 1601, 
d. 9 Dee. 1805. Dr. Stephen W. 7 Williams, formerly of Deerfield Mass, 
is now living at Laona, Winnebago County, 111. To him the public arc 
indebted for several valuable works in the departments of Biography and 
Genealogy ; among them are American Medical Biography ; The Gene- 
alogy and History of the Williams Family, and the Biography of Rev., 
John Williams. He m. Harriet T., dau. of Dr. Joseph Goodhue, by 
whom be had four ch. vi-z: — Helen Maria 8 m. Edward P. Huntington of 
Cabotville.; Albert, 8 d. young; Dr. Edward Jcnner 8 ; and Caroline VVil- 
lard. 8 Dr. William H. 7 Williams of Athol, brother of Dr. Stephen W., 7 
m. 1st Marietta Stebbins and 2d, Frances Humphreys. He has had five 
ch., Edward Jenncr" d young, Charles Stebbins 8 , an infant 8 d. young, 
John Humpbreys 8 and Mary Hoyt, 8 the last of whom m. Rev. Crawford 
Nightingale (Bro. Un. 1834) of Groton. Rev. Luther Hamilton ( Wms. 
Cot 1817) by bis wife Delia, 7 bad Edward W., 8 Delia W., 8 and Eliza- 
beth. 8 * 

Capt Peter Tufts, of Medford, a widower with four children, m. 11 
Dec 1684, Mercy* Cotton, by whom he had Cotton, 4 b. 11 June, d. 28 
July 1686; Mary 4 b. 4 July 1687, d. 8 Mar. 1688; John 4 ! b. 5 May, 

* Williams Family, pp. 25G to 279. 

f J. Wingate Thornton, Esq., calls Rev. John Tufts of Newbury a son of Capt. 
Peter and Mercy (Cotton) Tufts. See Reg. I. 164. 

Rev John Tufts was b. at M«dford. grad. at II. C. 1708, was ord. 3d June 1714, at 
N., dism.2 liar. 1738, and d Aug. 1750. He was m. 9 Nov. 1714, by Rev. Christo- 
pher Tappan of Newbury, to Mrs. Sarah Eradstreet, by whom he had Mary, b. 4 
Sept. 1715; Rev. Joshua, b. 4 Oct. 1716, H. C. 1736, ord. at Litchfield Doc. 1711; 
Sarah b. 21 Apl. 1725 ; and John, b. 9 Jan. 1726.— Jushua Cojjin, Esq ; History of 
Newbury, and Ms. letter. 

1S55.] Descendants of Gbv. Bradstreet. 117 

1GS9 ; Samuel 4 b. 22 Aug. 1G91, d. 22 Oct. 1692 j Dorothy 4 b .5 May 1093, 
d. 10 Sept. 1693; Mercy 4 b. 20 Jan. 1095, d. 19 Aug. 1G97; Dorothy 4 
b. 27 Mar. d. 29 Nov. 1697 ; Mercy 4 b. 27 Oct. 1098 ; Dr. Simon, 4 b. 31 
Jan. 1700, d. 31 Jan. 1747; Sarah 4 b. 13 May, 1702 ; Dorothy 4 b. 14 
Dec. 1704; and Lydia 4 b. 30 Jan. 1707. Dr. Simon 4 Tufts (II. C. 1724) 
is called on his tombstone the " first physician in Medford.'' He mar. 
Abigail [Smith ?] and had Dr. Simon* b.'lG Jan. 1727, d. 31 Dec. 1786; 
Abigail 5 b. 22 Sept. 1730; William 4 b. 28 Aug. 1732; and Dr. Cotton 4 
b. 30 May, 1734, d. 8 Dec. 1815. Dr. Simon 4 Tufts was his father's suc- 
cessor as physician at Medford. They are both represented to have been 
"eminent in their profession, just towards man and devout towards God." 
He m. 1st, Lucy, dau. of Hon. Wm. Dudley of Roxbury, 23 Feb. 1749. 
She was b. 15 Feb. 1728, and d. 18 Nov. 1708, He m. 2d, 5 Nov. 1769, 
Elizabeth Hall, who survived him. She m. for a second husband, July, 
1795, Duncan Ingraham, Esq. of Concord, and d. 30 Aug. 1830, aged 
87 yrs. and 3 mos. Dr. Tufts, by his first wife Lucy, had Simon 6 (II. C. 
1707) b. 7 Apl. 1750, d. at the Cape of Good Hope, Feb. 1802; Lucy 8 
b. 11 Apl. 1752, d. 10 Nov. 1811, m. Benjamin Hall Jr. of Medford ; and 
Katharine* b. 25 Apl. 1754, died young. By his second wife Elizabeth, 
he had four sons, viz : — Turell 6 b. ab. 1770, d. unm. 9 June 1842, se. 72; 
Cotton 6 (H. C. 1789) b. ab. 1772, d. unm. 12 Feb. 1835, aged 63 ; Hall 6 
(II. C. 1794) b. ab. 1775, Consul at Surinam, d. there 19 July, 1801, 
aged 26 ; and Stephen 6 who d. young. Benjamin Hall Jr. of Medford, 
who m. Lucy 6 Tufts, by her had four children, viz : — Lucy, 7 d. young, 
Dudley, 7 Esq., Hepzibah 7 d. unm. aged 32 ; and Lucy 7 d. young. Dud- 
ley 7 Hall, Esq., now living at Medford, has had ten ch. of whom three 
sons and one dau. are now living, viz : — Dudley C., 8 George Dudley, 8 Hor- 
ace Dudley 3 and llephza, 8 m. to Henry Bradlee. Dudley C. 8 Hall m. 
Harriet, dau. of Capt. John King and has had three sons, one only of 
whom, Dudley 9 aged five, is now living. George D. 8 Hall m. Kate Mary, 
dau. of Samuel G. Wheeler, of Concord, and has had three ch., of whom 
Arthur Dudley 3 and Hephza 9 are now living. Horace D. 8 Hall m. Abby 
Allen, adopted dau. of Nathaniel Tracy Esq. of Medford, and has 1 dau. 
Elizabeth Tracy. 9 Henry Bradlee, who m. Hephza 8 Hall, is son of Jo- 
siah Bradlee of Boston. He has three ch. Ellen Marion, 9 Dudley Hall 9 
and Henry 9 . Dr. Cotton 4 Tufts (H. C. 1749) brother of Dr. Simon 4 of 
Medford, settled at Weymouth. He w r as President of the Massachusetts 
Medical Society, and physician to Hon. John Adams, second President of 
the United States. Rev. Jacob Norton preached his funeral sermon, 
1815. He was twice married. His only son Cotton 6 Tufts (H. C. 1777) 
postmaster at Weymouth, where he d. 4 May, 1833, aged 72, m. Mercy 
Brooks, of Medford, by whom he had Quincy, 7 now living at Boston ; 
Lucy 7 m. Thomas Tarbell, of Groton ; Susan, 7 and Mercy 7 ; the last two 
living at Weymouth. Thomas Tarbell, by his wife Lucy 7 Tufts, had two 
ch. both of who d. young. Mr. T. is dead. His widow Lucy 7 is living 
at Boston. 

Rev. Simon 2 Bradstreet, second son of the governor, was minister at 
New London, Ct. The following facts concerning 

him arc extracted from a record, in his own hand- ■'/Inxtn, &h*4Mwt~? 
writing, entitled : "Remembrances of the greatest^ 
changes in my Life : or a Record of the Chief of God's Providences and 
dealings with me."* " I was borne in N. England at Ipswitch, Scptcm. 

4 h is not iinpi tillable that Gov. Bradstreet may have left a similar record of his 
life. A few fact*, in his own words, relating' to his life at College, arc quoted, by 

118 Descendants of Gov. Bradstreet. [ A P r >'> 

28, being Munday 1640. — IC51, I had my Education in the same Townc 
at the Free School, the master of w ch was my ever respected Friend M r . 
Ezekiell Choevers. My father was removed from Ipsw. to Andovcr be- 
fore I was putt to school, so y l my schooling was more chargeable. — June 
25, 1656, I was admitted into the Vniversity, M r Charles Chauncy being 
President. — Anno 1GG0, I went out Batchclour of Artes, and defended 
this Position, Omnes Artcs accidentur Thcologicc. — Anno 1CG3, 1 took my 
second degree, and went out m r of Artes, at w ch Time 1 defended this 
Thesis, Discrimcn Boni el mali Cognoscitur a lege Natures. — May 1, 
166G, I came to New London at the desire of the people, and advise of 
my Freinds, in order to a settlement in the work of the Ministry. The 
good Lord fitt me for that, or what other service I may most glorify him 
in.t * * * Octob. 5, 1670, I was ordained by M r . Bulkeley and M r . 
Haynes and established Pastor of the chh. of Christ at New London. The 
good Lord graunt I may so preach and so line, that I may saue myself and 
those who hear me. 11 — lie was married by his uncle Major General Daniel 
Denison, 2 Oct. 1G67, at Newbury, to his cousin Lucy, daughter of Rev. 
John Woodbridge. She remained with her father, at Newbury, till the 
next spring, when, (25 May, 1GG8) she accompanied her husband to New 
London. They boarded with his landlord Goodman Royse till 3 Sept., 
when, their own house being fitted, they commenced housekeeping. He 
d. between G Sept. and 19 Nov. 1683. After his death, his widow mar- 
ried Daniel Eppes, and d. aged G9, on the 18th June 1710, at Medford, 
where her son John then resided. Rev. Simon 2 Bradstreet had five chil- 
dren : — 1, a son 3 b. 2 Aug. d. 7 Aug. 16G9 ; * 2, Rev. Simon, 3 (named 
for his father, grandfather and gr. grandfather) b. 7, bp. 12 March, 
1070-71 ; 3, Anne, 3 (named for her grandmother) b. 3 Dec. 1G72, bp. 
5 Jan. 1G72-3, d. of consumption 2 Oct. 1G81 ; 4, John, 4 (named for his 
grandfather Woodbridge) b. 3, bp. 5 Nov. 1G76 ; and Lucy 4 (named for 
her mother) b. 24, bp. 31 Oct. 1680, d. 18 Apl. 17134 m. Hon. Jonathan 
Remington (II. C. 1696) of Cambridge. § Rev. Simon 3 Bradstreet, in 
his fourth year came near drowning, || but was rescued, and afterwards 
. . . $fc 

Colton Mather, from (to use Mather's words) "a writing now in my hands." Other 
facts given by Mather may have been derived from the same source. — See Mather's 
Magnalia, Bk. II. p. 19, folio ed., or Vol. I. p. 138, ed. of 1853. 

t "July 12, 1666, Whilst I was at N. London, my father's house at Andover was 
burnt, where I lost my books and many of my clothes, to the value of 50 or £60 at 
least. The Lord gaue and the Lord hath taken, blessed bee the Name of the Lord. 
Tho' my owne losse of books (and papers espec.) was great and my father's far more 
being about £800 ; yet y* Lord was pleased gratiously many waves to make vp y« 
same to us. It is therefore good to trust in the Lord.'' — Ms. Mem. by litv. S. P. 
above quoted. 

* It is plain that the Simon bp. at Boston 28 (8) 1669, and recorded as the son of 
Simon, could not have been the son of Rev. Simon. — See Reg. VIII. 378. 

% '■ 1743, Apr. 18. My Hon d Aunt Lucy Remington departed this Life aged 63. 
She died of a cancer in her Breast. — Apr. 21, My Ilon d Aunt Remington was inter- 
red." — Ms. Memoranda by Rev. Simon Bradstreet of Marblettead. 

$ "Sept. 30, 1745. My Hon- 1 Uncle, the Hon ble Jon» Remington, Esq., of Cam- 
bridge, dyed at his House Aged 70 years. — Oct. 4. He was Interred." — Ibid. 

|| " Septem. 3. 1674. God was gratiously pleased to shew me mveh mercy in sav- 
ing my eldest child (Symon) from eminent danger, being fallen into a well (tho. 
shallow) up to his very chin, w r by had perished had not god's Provid c ordered it so 
y l timely we mist him. Blessed God giue us hearts for euer to remember this, and 
to return vnto ihee accordingly. Dear Symon if god giue y" life to read and voder- 
stand this, I charge thee to acknowledge it to god's praise and blesse his name for 

1855. j Descendants of Gov. Bradstreet 119 

became a learned and useful minister. He was settled at Charlestown • 
where he d. 31 Dec. 1741, aged 70.t By his wife Mary Long he had 
five children, Simon,' d. young; Mary 4 m. Rev. Hull Abbot ;t Rev. 
Simon ; Samuel- ; and John 4 d. young. Rev. Simon* of Marblehead, 
by his w.fe Mary (Strahan) Hills had ch. r-Simon* who d. at the age of 
ten years, Mary 5 who m. Thomas Robie Esq., Nancy* who m. Richard 
Harris, Rebecca who m. Rev. Isaac Story, and Sally (2d wife of Gabriel 
Johonnot) who d. s. p. about 1814. Thomas Robie Esq., by his wife Mary 1 
had ch : Hon. Simon B. 6 now living at Halifax, N. S. (no children;) 
rhomas 8 d. unm.; Mary 6 m. Joseph Sewall, Esq. ; Mehitabel* m Jona- 
S a "™! Ls( l J and Hannah, 6 now living. Jonathan Stems, Esq., (H. 
C 1770) whom. Mehetabel 6 Robie, wash 19 April, 1751. He held the 
office of Solicitor General of Nova Scotia and d. at Halifax 23 May, 
1798 He had ch.: Harriet, 7 Mary,' Eliza, 7 Ann, 7 Caroline, 7 Charlotte, 7 
and Jonathan 7 — all dead ; William 7 living in Nova Scotia ; and Henry 7 
living in Springfield, Mass. Rev. Isaac Story by his wife Rebecca 5 Brad- 
street had eleven ch : Dudley* Story Bradstreet, b. Jan. 1773, d 19 Aug 
1819, at Louisville; Isaac 6 b. Aug. 1774, d. July 1803; William 6 b' 

tl'?;. 17 75? d> June ' 1853; Hannah6 b. Sept. 1778, d. Dec. 1810, m. 
W< ham Wh.twell, Esq. of Boston ;§ Rebecca 6 b. March, 1780, d. Jan. 
IS45; Augustus 6 b. May 1783, d. Nov. 1845; John 6 b. Sept. 1785 d 
Feb. 1786; Sophia 6 b. March, 1788; Mary 6 b. Aug. 1789, d. Oct. 1795; 
Alfred^ b. June 1791, d. Sept. 1791 ; and Joanna Appleton 6 b. Oct. 1793. 
Dudley 6 Story Bradstreet, son of Rev. Isaac and Mrs. Kebecca 5 Story 
was b. Jan. 1773, grad. H. C. 1792, and m. Jan. 1809, Eliza Dunlap, by 
whom he had five ch.: Rebecca 7 b. Dec. 1809, m. in 1651 Charles E 7 
Whitwell. son of William and Hannah 6 Whitwell ; Dudley S., 7 physician, 
b. May, 1811, d. in Louisiana, July, 1854; Eliza Dudley 7 b. Ail" 1813 
m. Dr. Anson G. Henry; William S., 7 lawyer, b. June, 1815, d. in Lou- 
ls.ana, Sept. 1853; Isaac S., 7 b. Mar. 1817, d. in Louisiana in 1850; and 
Sophia W. 7 b. Dec. 1818, d. in infancy. Augustus 6 Story, of Boston, m. 
Ann D. Wmship, and had Edward Augustus, 7 Frances W. 7 and John 
Miller Russell. 7 Samuel 4 Bradstreet, son of Rev. Simon,* m. Sarah Fos- 

sveh a Deli»er«, that he did not cutt off thy life K*y« bud. O y« ihov mays! hue 10 
know this and to walk answerably »_ Ms. Mem. by Rev. S. B. of New London. 

* His predecessor in the ministry at Charlestown was Rev. Charles Morton, whom 
Macaulay calls— "an excellent Oxford scholar and a man of various and large abili- 
ty." Rev. Mr. Morton, before his removal to New England, had kept the " then fa- 
mous Academy at Newington Green," where among others he liad fur pupils, Col. Sam- 
tie] Shine— the successor of Hon. Joseph Dudley as Governor of Massachusetts— and 
Daniel Defoe— the celebrated author of Robinson Crusoe. 

f "My Ilond Father, Pastor of y« chh. of X in Charlestown departed y» Life Dec 
31, 17-11, aged 72. cc was Interred Jan. 6, 17-1^. The ReV President Holyoke, John 
Hancock, Henry Flint, Tutor, Joseph Sewall, D. D., John Webb [and] Thomas Pren- 
tice Supported y Pall &c y« Rev<* Dr. Sewal prayed in Family afier y« Funeral "— 
Ms. Mem. of Rev. S. B. of Marblehead. 

\ Their son, Rev. Thomas Abbot of Roxbury, m. Hannah, dau. of Sir Robert 
Hesilrige, Bart, a sreat-great-grandson of Sir Arthur Haselrig or Hesilrige, of Nosely, 
the celebraied parliamentary leader. Sir Arihur was son and heir of Sir Thomas 
Hesilrige, of Nosely, the first Baronet of the name ; and was descended from Roger 
de Hftsilrige, who came with William the Conqueror from a place of that name (Hes- 
ilrige) in Normandy, and, selllin? in Cumberland, the place took his name.— See 
Pedigree in Betham's Baronetage, Vol. I. p. 2G0. 

$ In our formerarticle his wife Hannah 8 is erroneously called a dau. of Dudley S.« 
Bradstreet. The names of his children (Vol. VIII. p. 317, lines 10-12) should be 
designated as of the 7th generation. 

120 Descendants of Gov. Brads/reel. [April, 

ter, and had ch : — Sarah* bp. 10 Feb. 1739-10, d. young; Sarah 5 bp. 

24 May, 1741 ; Samuel* bp. 8 May, 1743; Lucy* bp. 1 June 1716; 
Lucy* bp. 12 June 1718, m. Richard Harris; Mary* bp. 7 Apl. I7.">1 ; 
and Richard Foster and Katherine (twins) bp. 20 May, 17.53. John 3 Brad- 
street of Medford, son of Rev. Simon 2 of New London, m. 9 Oct. 1699 
his cousin Mercy Wade, and had ch : — Dudley 4 b. 2G Oct. HOI, m. 18 
Aug. 1724, Sarah Peirce ; Ann 4 b. 7 July 1704 ; Lucy 4 b. 3'J May, 170(3 ; 
and Patience 4 b. 13 Feb. 1712.* 

John 2 Bradstreet of Topsfield was the youngest son of Gov. B. All 
of the living descendants of the latter in the male line, that wc bavc met 
with, are the posterity of the former also. He m. 1(577, Sarah Per- 
kins and had,— Simon 3 b. at Topsfield 14 Apl. 1G82 ; John 3 b. at T. 30 
Jan. 1G93 ; Margaret 3 b at T. 27 Nov. 1G96 ; Samuel 3 b. at T. 4 Aug. 
1699, and other children, one of who may have been Sarah Bradstreet 
who m. Rev. John Tufts of Newbury. Simon 3 Bradstreet m. 12 Oct. 
1711, Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. Joseph Capen of Topsfield. Their ch. 
were, Elizabeth 4 b. 28 Aug. 1712, m. Joseph Peabody ; Simon 4 b. 21 
Apl. 1714 ; Dudley 4 b. 27 May, 1716 ; John 4 b. 2 Mar. 1718 ; Margaret 4 
b. 24 Apl. 1720, m. Mr. Andrews ; Priscilla 4 b. 27 Sept. 1722 ; Lucy 4 b. 

25 Nov. 1724, m. Robert Andrews; Dr. Joseph 4 b. 13 May, 1727 ; Mer- 
cy 4 b.27 Nov. 1728, m. Mr. Stone; Mary 4 b. 10 May 1731, m. Elisha 
Wildes. Simon 4 Bradstreet m. Anna Flint, by whom he had Henry* b. 
30 Nov. 1741, d. 7 Sept. 1818 ; and Anna 4 who m. Amos Foster, of 
Danvers, who removed to Ohio about 1788. Henry* Bradstreet m. Abi- 
gail Porter, of Topsfield, and had four ch. viz : — Dr. Nathaniel 6 (H. C. 
1795) of Newburyport, b. at Topsfield 4 Oct. 1771, d. 6 Oct. 1828, m. 
Mary Crombie ; Daniel 6 b. 12 Feb. 1773, d. 1832; William 5 b. 13 Mar. 
1775 ; and Nabby 6 b. 6 June 1778, m. 1 Jan. 1800 Joseph Killam. Dan- 
iel s Bradstreet removed to Franklin, Warren county, Ohio. He m. Miss 
Mason and had eight children, viz : — Henry P. 7 ; Rhoda M. T ; Daniel S. 7 ; 
Ellis S. 7 ; William O. 7 ; John M. 7 ; Samuel Y. 7 ; and Eliza 7 ; all of whom 
except Samuel Y. 7 have families. John M. 7 Bradstreet, Esq., is an At- 
torney at Law and resides at Cincinnati, Ohio. Willium 6 Bradstreet m. 
Elizabeth, dau. of John Killam of Boxford. He is now living at Royal- 
ton, Vt. His ch. are: Eliza 7 b. 5 Jan. 1807, m. Apl. 1832, Sq.iire Marcy 
of Hartland, Vt ; Maria 7 b. 23 Dec. 1807, m. Dr. Nelson Gardner of 
Danvers; George W. 7 b. 5 May, 1809; Abby 7 b. 23 Dec. 1810; and 
Harriet 7 b. 3 Dec. 18 14, m. William Ray, of North Andover, Mass. Dr. 
Nelson Gardner, who m. Maria 7 B., had Maria 8 and Melissa. 8 George W. 7 
Bradstreet resides at Royalton, Vt. He m. 11 Jan. 1848, Charlotte S. 
Peirce and has George P. 3 b. 23 Dec. 1848; Jenny Eliza 8 b. 3 Feb. d. 1 
Nov. 1851 ; Francis Willard 8 b. 26 July 1W52 ; and Susan Ellen 8 b. 15 
Mav, d. 21 Sept. 1854. William Ray who m. Harriet 7 B., had George 
L/d.aged3; William Wallis, 8 Ellen, 8 Baily Loring 8 and George Al- 
bert. 8 Joseph Killam, who m. Nabby 6 Bradstreet, was son of John Killam 
of Boxford. They had Joseph, 7 Capt. John, 7 Abigail, 7 Syrena 7 and Ho- 
sea. 7 Robert Andrews, by wife Lucy 4 Bradstreet, had Capt. Robert* ; Sam- 
uel* ; Daniel*; John* (father of Robert 6 Andrews of Boston;) Asa* Esq., 
(H. C. 1783) of Ipswich, (father of Theodore 6 A. Esq., of I.;) and 
Lucy.* Samuel 3 Bradstreet, son of John, 2 m. 3 Apl. 1722, Sarah Clarke, 
and had Ann 4 b. 23 Oct. 1724 ; Sarah 4 b. 4 Feb. 1726-7 ; Samuel 4 b. 8 

* Medford Record .. The above extracts from these records, and also some in re- 
lation lo the Tufls a... I Wade families, have been,, furnished us by Mr. Wm. II. Whit- 

1S55.] Descendants of Gov? Bradslreet. 121 

Mar. 1729; Elijah 4 b. 8 Aug. 1731; Eunice 4 * b. 15 Apl. 1733; and 
Asa 4 b. '20 April, 173G. Samuel 4 Bradslreet m. Ruth Lamson and had 
Samuel* b. 2 Jan. 1704, m. 14 Apl. 1785, Matilda Foster ; Ruth* b. 8 
Mar. 17GG, m. 8 May, 1791, Billy Emerson of Topsfield ; Elijah' b. 4 
July, 1767, m. Phebe Ingalls of Andover; Asa* b. 29 May 17(59, m. 30 
Nov. 1790, Abigail Batch of T. ; John, 4 b 9 Dec. 1771 ; and Moses* b. 
26 Aug. 1773. John* Bradstreet m 1st Mehetabel Balch, 9 Jan. 1793, by 
whom he had Mehetabel 6 b. 29 Mar. 1793 ; Cornelius B. 6 b. 30 Oct. 
1796 ; Ruth 6 b. 16 Feb. 1799, second wife of Solomon Wildes of Boston ; 
Cynthia 6 b. Nov. 1602; Josiah 6 b. 25 Sept. 1804; and John 6 b. 11 Nov. 
1811. By his second wife he had a dau. who died youno-. Moses* 
Bradstreet, brother of John,* m. 7 May, 1795, Lydia Peabody, and had 
Lydia 6 b. 8 Jan. 1796, m. 4 May, 1817, Nehemiah Perkins of Topsfield ; 
Phebe 6 b. 10 Oct. 1798, first wife of Solomon Wildes of Boston ; Cyn- 
thia* d. young; and Eunice 6 b. 23 Aug. 1801, in. her cousin Cornelius B.° 
Bradstreet son of John.* 

Major Nathaniel Wade of Medford, who m. Mercy 2 Bradstreet was b. 
ab. 1648, having d. 28 Nov. 1707, in his 60th year. His wife died 5 
Oct. 1714, (Records) or 1715, (Gravestone) in her 68th year. They 
had Nathaniel 3 b. 13 July, 1675; Mercy 3 b. 19 Sept. 1678, m. her cousin 
John 3 Bradstreet ; Jonathan 3 b. 5 Mar. 1683 ; Capt. Samuel 3 b. 31 Dec 
1683, d. 9 Dec. 1738 ; Anne 3 b. 7 Oct. 1685 ; and Dorothy 3 b. 12 Marl 
1667, m. 17 Oct. 1706, Jonathan Willis.t Capt. Samuel 3 Wade m. 17 
Oct. 1706, Lydia Newhall, and had Lydia 4 b. 10 Sept. 1707; Sarah 4 b 18 
Jan. 1709; Dorothy 4 b. 22 Feb. 1711 ; Rebecca 4 b. 28 Jan. 1713, m. 18 
Sept. 1729, Jeremiah Poole of Reading; Samuel 3 b. 21 Apl. 1715; Na- 
thaniel 3 b. 20 Feb. 1720; Simon 3 b.28 Mar. 1725; Elizabeth 3 b. 18 May 


Vol. VIII. p. 31S, I. 5.— Hon. William Ellery (H. C. 1747) was engaged in mer- 
cantile pursuits many years before commencing the practice of law. P. 321, 1. 19. 

Col. Porter Bradstreet has been dead about iwo years. P. 322,1,24, — Hon. Nathaniel 
G. Upham(D.C. 1820) has lately returned from London, whero he was Commissioner 
on the part of the United States for the settlement of claims under the Convention 
with Great Britain of 1853. 

P. 322, lines 12 and 8 from bottom. — Elizabeth, dau. of Hon. Daniel Gookin, d. 27 
July 1854 j see Reg. VIII. 377. Her husband is named James Brown Thornton. 

* There was an Eunice Bradstreet, [probably this one] who m. 25 Aw r . 1756^ 
Samuel Cummings, (b. 28 Feb. 1731-2) of Topsfield. She d. 20 July 1810, aged 78. 
Their ch. were Sarah b 27 Mar. 1759, in. Francis Peabody of Middleton and left 
children [see Reg. III. 369;] David b. 19 May, 1762, m. Mehetable Cave of Middle- 
ton; Mehetabel b. 31 Aug. 1707. m. Thomas Emerson of Danvers, and d. leaving 2 
ch.; and Samuel b. 10 Sept. 1771, who lived and d. at Andover, leaving sons and 
daughters. David Cummings, who m. Mehitabel Cave, had Abigail b. 4 Dec. 17SG • 
Hon. David, b. 11 Aug. 1785. lives at Dorchester [and is father of Miss Maria Cum- 
mings, authoress of the Lamplighter;] Pamclia b. 25 Aug. 1788; Samuel b. 7 July, 
1790, of Topsfield; Sylvester b. 17 Mar. 1793, of Box ford ; and Hiram b. 20 Nov. 
1791. — Ms. Letters of John A. Boutdle of IVoburn, Ms., and IVm. Bradstreet of Royal- 
ton, Vt. 

f Besides these children of Nathaniel and Mercy Wade, Farmer gives a son Dud- 
ley. There was a Dudley Wade at Medford, who was probably a son either ol Na- 
thaniel Wade or his brother Jonathan, who m. Deborah dau. of Gov. Thomas Dudley. 
For the above facts in relation to the \Vade family, we are indebted to Mr. Win. II. 
Whitmore, who has also furnished us a portion of those relating to the descendants 
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1855.] Notes on the Craciock Family. 123 

[Communicated by W. H. Whitmore.] 

S. G. Drake, Esq. — In the January number for 1853, an interesting 
pedigree was given of the Craciock Family, tending to show that Gov- 
ernor Cradock, (so called) left descendants, one of whom was George 
Cradock, Esq. of Boston. Feeling considerable interest in the matter, 
and especially desirous that, as Mathew Cradock was the founder of the 
town of Medford, he should be correctly chronicled in the forth-coming 
history of M. by Rev. Charles Brooks, I wrote to Mr. Somerby to pro- 
cure for me the facts in the matter. The annexed pedigree is the fruit 
of his inquiries. In his note accompanying this pedigree, Mr. Somerby 
says it was compiled by the late Mr. Davy of Suffolk, and it bears inter- 
nal evidence of having been arranged from older visitations and con- 
tinued to its late date from authentic sources. 

I have likewise two pedigrees taken from Herald's Visitations, one of 
which, dated 1634, mentions Mathew Cradock as heir apparent of Mathew 
of London (the Governor). The principal differences between Mr. Brin- 
ley's account and the present are, that 1 make William to be the grand- 
father of Governor C. instead of Mathew ; 2d, I insert in the proper place 
the birth of Mathew, father of our Mathew, the omission of which has 
greatly obscured the former record ; and 3d, I give the following as the 
children of Mathew of London, which record was copied from the parish 
registers of St. Swithin's, London, by Mr. Somerby, and which, as may 
be seen at a glance, ignores the existence of the father of George C. of 

Baptized 1623, Nov. 1, Damaris, daughter of Mr. Mathew Cradock 
and Damaris his wife ; 1032, June 3, Mathew, son of Mr. Mathew Cra- 
dock and his wife ; 1634, Feb. 10, Thomas, son of Mr. Mathew Cradock 
and Rebecca his wife ; 1637, Nov. 27, Mary, daughter of Mr. Mathew 
Cradock and Rebecca his wife. 

Of course, omission is no proof, but the total absence of all reference 
to any other child than Damaris in Governor Cradock's will, while he 
evinces a great regard for his second wife Rebecca, is strong presumptive 
evidence that he had no other surviving child. On the other hand, if 
similarity of name be any evidence, I should presume that George C. of 
Boston was descended from a cousin of Governor O, son of his brother 
George, also named Mathew. But this is of course only a surmise. 

After Governor Cradock's decease, his widow married 1st, Richard 
Glover, gentleman of London, and 2d, Rev. Benjamin Whichcott, D.D. 
Damaris his daughter m. Thomas Andrews, leather seller of London. His 
estate in Medford was sold March 1, 1644, by his heirs, to Ed. Collins. 

The accompanying will must be credited to advance sheets of the His- 
tory of Medford, to which book will belong the credit of first printing 
this interesting document. I must also express my satisfaction at the fact 
that a copy of this will was brought to this country and put on record, as 
Mr. Somerby was unable to find the original in England. 

There arc two families of Cradocks to be seen in print, one settled at 
Hartforth in Burke's Landed Gentry ; the other, located at Husbands' 
Bosworth, co. Leicester, to be found in Nichol's History of that County, 
Vol. 11, part 2d, page 466. The arms of the family at Hartforth are 

124 Mathew CradocWs Will. [April, 

Arg. on a chevron az. three garbs or. Crest, a bear's head ppr muzzled 


This pedigree was taken from Brit. Museum Add. Mss. 19,125, fol. 124, 
with only the addition of Gov. Cradock's children and nephews which are 
taken from reliable sources as noted above. 


I, Mathew Cradock of London, merchant, being in perfect memory and 
bodily health, thanks be given to God therefor, do hereby make and 
ordeyne this, my last Will and Testament, in maner and forme follow- 
ing : that is to say, I bequeath my soul in to the hands of the almighty 
God, trusting by the merits of the death and passion of our Lord Jesus 
Christ only to obtaine remission of all my sins. My body when it shall 
please God to seperate it from my soul, I recomend to the earth in assured 
confidence of a glorious resurrection at the great and dreadful day of 
judgment. As to my outward estate wherewith God of his goodness hath 
endowed me, I have ever accounted myself but a stewurd thereof; there- 
fore humbly intreat the almighty to enable mee so to demeane my selfe 
in desposeing thereof, as that I may, through his mercy in the merits of 
Christ, be always prepared to give a comfortable account of my steward- 

1 do hereby order in the first place that all sure debts as are any maner 
of way justly due and owing to any person whatsoever, be truly and fully 
sattisfied and payd ; the accounts of the widow of Steeven Benister, late 

of London, cloath worker deceased, that the same be answered and 

to the use of my executors; and for dealing with one Henry 

Colthirst, if Mr. Pennoyde, who is best acquainted with the business see 
it to be due which is challenged, I order it to be answered with considera- 
tion for the time. All just debts payd, the remaynder of my estate I 
give and bequeath as followeth. 

To the poore of the parish of St. Peters, the poore in Broad street 
where I served my apprenticeship, forty pounds sterling; to the poore of 
St. Swithens where I dwelled, one hundred pounds to be imployed as a 
stocke for their use, and the benefit thereof to be distributed yearly at the 
discretion of the greater number in the vestry. This to be taken out of 
the third part of my estate, which by the costome of the Citty of London 
is at my owne disposeing. One third part of my whole cleare estate, my 
debts being payd and sattisfied, I give and bequeath to my pretious deare, 
and loveing wife Rebeccah Cradock; one other third part of my estate 
according to the Ancient Costome of the Citty of London, I do give to 
my daughter Damaris, and to such other childe or children as it shall 
please God to give mee by my wife Rebeccah. Moreover I do give and 
bequeath to my said deare and loveing wife, all my household stulTe and 
plate, at my house in London where I dwell, and at a house I hold at 
Rum'ford in Essex; as also the lease of my dwelling house in London. 
Onely out of my plate and household stufl'e aforesaid I give to my said 
daughter Damaris to the valine of fifty pounds, in such particulars as my 
said°wife shall order and appoynt the" same. Moreover I do give to my 
loveing wife aforesaid to be by her injoyed dureing her naturall life, the 
one halfe of all the estate I now have or shall have in New England, in 
America, at the time decease ; and after the decease of my wife afore- 
said, I do give and bequeath the moyty of my moveables and immove- 
ables hereby intended to be injoyed by my wife dureing her naturull life 
unto my Brother.. Samuel Cradock, and his Heyres male. 

1855.] Mathew Cradock's Will. 125 

And for the other moyty of my estate in New England aforesaid, I 
hereby give and bequeath the same to my daughter Damaris and the issue 
of her body to be lawfully begotten ; and for want of such issue, to my 
said Brother Samuel and his Ueyres male aforesaid. And my will is that 
when my wife shall marry, that in such case her then intended husband 
before their marriage shall become bound to my said Brother Samuel and 
his Ileyrcs in five thousand pounds of lawful! money of England, not [to 
sell away or alienate any party of the moyty of my lands hereby intended 
and bequeathed to my wife and subsequently to him dureing her naturall 
life, and that he shall have at the time of her decease in personall estate 
therefor, my Brother and his Heyres to injoy after the decease of my 
said wife, — at least for the vallue of five hundred pounds sterlinge in 
moveable goods. And whosoever shall marry my daughter Damaris, I 
do hereby Will and order that before marriage hee likewise shall enter 
into like bond, with the like covenants and conditions. In case my said 
daughter depart this life with out issue, or either of the partyes before 
mentioned, both or either of them hereby enjoyned to scale the said sev- 
erall bond, which shall refuse or neglect to do the same, or to deliver the 
said bond or bonds to my Brother of his Heyres then being, in legal and 
lawfull maner; — I do hereby declare that immediately from and after 
such manage respectively the moyty of the estate hereby intended to the 
party so marrying and not giving bond as aforesaid shall bee, and 1 do 
hereby bequeath the same, to my said Brother Samuel and his Heyres ; 
any thing before mentioned to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Moreover I do give to my Brother Samuel Crodocke and my sister his 
wife five hundred pounds; and to every one of the children of my said 
Brother, I do give one hundred pounds. Moreover to his sonne Samuel, 
now Student in Emanuel in Cambridge, I do give for his mayntenance for 
three years, forty pounds per annum ; and to his sonne Mathew for his 
better preferment whereby to place him with an able merchant, Two hun- 
dred pounds. And I do give Twenty pounds yearly to my said Brother 
Samuel toward the mayntenance off my Brother and Sister Sawyer, and 
to my Sister after the decease of her husband 1 do give Two hundred 
pounds. Item : to Dorothy Sawyer, daughter to my said Sister Sawyer I 
give for her better preferment in case shee will be advised by my wife in 
her marriage Two hundred pounds; and to the rest of my Sister Saw- 
yer's children, I do give to every of them fifty pounds. To my mayd 
servants five pounds, evrie of them. Item : to my partners that ventured 
with mee and were my servants and party venturers in the east land 
trade, namely, to Thomas Hodlow and Edward Lewis, Six Hundred 
Pounds a pecce, if they accept of it for their part and declare themselves 
willing thereunto within three-months after the publishing of this my 
Will ; or else to have their several! equall one eight part of the clear 
profits by the trade aforesaid, from the time I promised the same, till the 
amount for the same shall be perfected, which is to be done by their 
helpe and endeavores. Item: I do desire and intreate Mr. William 
Corbine to assist my wife aforesaid, whom I make sole Executor of this 
my Last Will and Testament, to gett in my Estate and to see my debts 
payd and my Will performed. 

Witnesses thereto Given as my act, Last Will and Testament this 

Edward Lewis, 9th day of November 1G40. 

William Aluey, Mathew Cradock. 

Richard IIow< ll. Entered and Recorded the 12th of February 16G2, 

hy Thomas Danforth, Recorder. 

126 Will of Robert Adams of Newbury. [April, 



To be buried according to the disposing of Executors. Loving wife 
Sarah confirmed in the agreement I made with her before marriage, and 
having allowed her the annuity belonging to her by the will of hcr°former 
husband which she hath reserved to her own proper use, I do allow it 
to her, and her right not to be questioned ; also I giue her my great chest, 
and the highest chair in the room wherein we live ; both which she is to 
restore again at her death, or if she shall marry again ; also all the money 
I leave, and not to be accountable to any one; to line and dwell in the 
house, enjoying the parlor wholly for one year. To eldest son John 
Adams (besides what has been giuen him) £20, to be paid by Executor 
within twelve months. To sou Isaac Adams £5 by the year during life, 
in good merchantable pay ; as English corn, pork, beef and suchlike; 
also my wearing clothes, and the bed in the north garret, and all the fur- 
niture belonging to it, and the least brass pot and bothooks, and liberty to 
make use of the said garret during life, unless he marry, then lie shall 
leave it. To son Jacob Adams the house he lives in and the land adjoin- 
ing to it as now fenced in ; also all my meadow in the Neck on the south 
side of Newbury river. To daughter Hannah Adams, .£20 within a year. 
To Joanna her child the bed and furniture to it in the parlor, and the big- 
ger brass pot, and the chest and chair which is formerly mentioned, when 
returned — to have said legacy when full eighteen years of age or be mar- 
ried. To daughter Elizabeth, wife of Edward Phelps, one cow. To 
daughter Joanna, wife of Launcelott Granger, one cow. To daughter 
Mary, wife of Jeremiah Goodridge, one cow. To the three sons of my 
son Abraham, viz.: Robert, Abraham and Isaac, each a gun, and to the 
two elder, each a sword. All the rest of effects to son Abraham Adams. 
Lands after his death to go to his eldest son Robert, also the great brass 
kettle, tables, andirons, and spit. Son Abraham and his son Robert to be 
joint Executors of will. Son Abraham to have full power to act alone as 
Executor till his son Robert be of age. And though I appoint Robt. 
Adams my heir after his father, Mary wife of said Abraham not to be 
debarred any just claim if left a widow. Further : To daughter Joanna 
Granger my pewter tankard, and a pewter bowl. To Mary daughter of 
son Abraham, a box with a lock and key, and six diaper knapkins. If 
Robert, son of son Abraham come into possession by reversion of my 
lands, he shall giue to either of his two brothers now in being, viz : Abra- 
ham and Isaac, <£20 apiece. 

Loving friends Mr. John Woodbridge and Mr. Nicolas Noycs, both of 
Newbury to be overseers of this my will, and I give them two of the best 
wethers I have, to either of them one. 

Signed and sealed the 7th of March, 1680. ROBERT ADAMS. 

In presence of John Woodbridge, Nicholas Noyes. 

On review of this my will, do ratify and confirm it, with that little ad- 
dition in the article to my son Isaac. This 27th of June IG82. 

Witness Jno. Woodbridge, Nicholas Noyes. ROBERT ADAMS. 

Proved at Salem, 28 ; 9mo. '62. 

Inventory: — Orchard, dwelling-house, barn, &,c., with 80 acres up- 
land, GO acres meadow and freehold £600. Live stock £9-L Furniture, 
&c.,c£222, 17s. -totally I G, 17s. 

1855.] Descendants of Alice ^Bradford. 127 

[Communicated by Rev. William Allen, D.D. of Northampton.] 

The oldest granddaughter of Gov. Bradford and Alice Southworth was 
Alice Bradford, the daughter of Maj. William Bradford by his first wife, 
Alice Richards. Gen. G. M. Fessenden, in his genealogy of the Brad- 
ford^, in the N. E. Historical Register for January and July 1850, gives 
no account of her descendants. Happening to be myself a descendant of 
Alice Bradford, I am able to supply this deficiency in part. 

Alice Bradford married, March 29, 1GS0, Rev. William Adams, the 
2d minister of Dedham, being his 2d wife ; Mary Manning of Cambridge 
was his first. Mr. Adams, by his wife Alice, had three daughters; 1. 
Elizabeth, born Feb. 23, 1G81 ; she married, first, Rev. S. Whiiing of 
Windham, Sept. 4, 1696, when she was in her 16th year, and her four 
children were distinguished ; first, Col. William Whiting, employed in the 
French waf; second, Rev. John Whiting of the second church in Wind- 
ham (Scotland parish) ; and, resigning his office, he was judge of probate 
and also a colonel; third, Col. Nathan Whiting; fourthly, Mary, born 
1712, married Nov. 23, 1727 Rev. Thomas Clap, her father's successor 
at Windham, and afterwards president of Yale College; she died Aug. 
9, 1736, her daughters being Mary Clap, who married Daniel Wooster of 
New Haven, and Temperance Clap, who married Timothy Pitkin of 

Rev. S. Whiting died in 1725, and his widow Elizabeth married, in 
1737, Rev. Samuel Niles of Braintree; she died at New Haven at her 
son Nathan's, in 1760. 

2. The second daughter of Rev. William Adams by Alice Bradford 
was Alice, who married in 1701 Rev. Nathaniel Collins, the first min- 
ister of Enfield, Conn. She died Feb. 19, 1735; he died in 1750. 

3. The third daughter of William and Alice Adams was Abid, born 
Dec. 15, 1685, after the death of her father, who died Aug. 17, 1 085. 
About the year 1707 she married Rev. Joseph Metcalf, minister of Fal- 
mouth, a native of Dedham, born in 1682, graduated 1703, died May 24, 
1723. Joseph and Abiel Metcalf had 11 children, as follows : 1. Abi- 
gail; 2. Abijah, both of whom, probably, [died] young ; 3. Abiel, married 
James Fitch of Salisbury; 4. Hannah, married Timothy Metcalf of 
Mansfield or Lebanon ; 5. Alice, married John Williams ; G. Mary, 
married John Reed or Rudd of Lebanon ; 7. Elizabeth, married Rev. 
Jonathan Lee, the first minister of Salisbury, Conn. ; 8. Delight, mar- 
ried Tho. Worcester; 9. Sarah, married James Fowler of E. Iladdam; 
10. Azubah, married Wm. Williams of Union, Maine ; 11. Si/bal. 

Alice, the widow of Rev. William Adams, married Maj. James Fitch 
of Norwich, who was born in 1647 and died at Canterbury, his last resi- 
dence, in 1727, aged 80 years. 

Her daughter Abiel, the widow of Rev. Joseph Metcalf, married Rev. 
Isaac Chauncy of Hadley, who died in 1745. The time and place of her 
death are not known. 

I now proceed to my particular object, the tracing of the descendants 
of one of the daughters of Mrs. Abiel Metcalf, she (as it may be remem- 
bered) being the granddaughter of Major William Bradford. As she is of 
the 4th generation from Gov. Bradford, her daughter Elizabeth will be 
marked as of the fifth. 


123 Descendants of Alice^ Bradford. [April, 

Elizabeth'' Met calf married Rev. Jonathan Lee of Salisbury. At the 
time of her marriage she was living in the family of president Chip, whose 
wife Mary Whiting, deceased in 173G, was her'cousin. The children of 
Jonathan and Elizabeth Lee were eight in number; 1. Jonathan,* a physi- 
cian in Pittsfield, who had 7 children ; 2. Elizabeth* who married Rev. 
Thomas Allen, the first minister of Pittsfield, who died in J810, aged 
67, and whose children were twelve in number, among whom were 
Thomas 7 ; Jonathan, 7 the father of Thomas 8 Allen, now of St. Louis ; 
Elizabeth, 7 who married William P. White, a Boston merchant, and died 
in London in 1798; Clarissa, 7 who married John Brcck of Northamp- 
ton, and whose sons are Edward, 8 Theodore, 8 and John 8 Breck of Brecks- 
ville, Ohio; George W 7 ; Capt. Samuel L. 7 ; William, 7 (the writer of this 
article and the only survivor of this large family,) whose children are 
seven, viz. : Rev. John Wheelock 8 Allen of Sheboygan Falls ; Eliza- 
beth, 8 married to Professor II. B. Smith, of the" Union Seminary, 
N. Y. ; Charlotte F. 8 married to Rev. Erastus Hopkins; William, 8 
Clara, 8 Adriana, 8 and Annette. 8 Love, 7 married Gen. Eleazar W. Ripley, 
and deceased 1820; Solomon Metcalf, 7 a professor in Middlebury Col- 
lege, deceased ; Elisha L., 7 a surgeon in the army, deceased. 3. Samuel* 
Lee of Salisbury, whose son is Ur. Charles 7 Lee, a physician of New. 
York, and whose daughter Hannah 8 married W. C. Stirling, whose daugh- 
ter is Mrs. (John B.) Waring of Cleveland. 4. Rhoda* Lee married John 
Ensign; their daughter Rhoda 7 married deacon Alpha Rockwell, whose 
daughter Elizabeth 8 married Osmyn Baker, a member of congress, and 
whose daughter Caroline 9 married William Lawrence of Northampton, 
himself a descendant of Gov. Bradford. 5. Salome* Lee married Judge 
Hale ; their daughter Lydia 7 married Rev. John Keep, now of Oberlin, 
and Clarissa 7 married Rev. Mr. Knapp of Westfield, and Harriet 7 mar- 
ried Gen. Miller of Homer. 6. Elisha 6 Lee, a lawyer of Sheffield. 7. 
Mylo* Lee, whose son, Rev. Jonathan 7 Lee of Otis, was the father of Dr. 
Jonathan Edwards 8 Lee, now assistant surgeon in the insane hospital near 

This is a very incomplete account of the descendants of Rev. Jonathan 
Lee and Elizabeth Metcalf, and through her the descendants of Gov. 
Bradford. My own descent in the 7th generation appears, then, to be as 
follows: 1. Gov. Bradford; 2. Maj. William Bradford; 3. Alice Brad- 
ford, married to Rev. William Adams; 4. Abial Adams, married to Rev. 
Joseph Metcalf; 5. Elizabeth Metcalf, married to Rev Jonathan Lee; 
C. Elizabeth Lee, married to Rev. Thomas Allen; 7. "William Allen. 


"While workmen were engaged on Friday, in taking up the stepping- 
stone in front of the mansion of the late Cornelius Van Vorst, in Wayne 
street, it was found, upon turning over the stepping-stone, that it was the 
pedestal on which stood the equestrian statue of George III., which form- 
erly stood in Bowling Green, New York. It was removed from Bowling 
Green after the statue was converted into Republican bullets, and became 
a monument over the grave of Maj. John Smith, whose remains were 
interred upon the Van Vorst estate. The marks of the shoes of the 
horse's feet are visible on the stone, at the points designated by a star. 
The stone has b< en laying for many years in front of Mr. Van Vorst's, 
with its inscription downwards. — [N. Y. Times, 30 Aug. 1853. 

1855.] Peter Talbot and his Descendants. 129 


[It is scarcely necessary to observe that neither the Editor nor Publishing Com- 
mittee hold themselves responsible for any traditionary or other unauthenticated state- 
ments in articles by Correspondents.] 

Peter Talbot was born in Lancashire, England. While yet a youth at 
a boarding school in Edinburgh, he, with two of his fellow students, being 
out in a boat one day, were seized by a press-gang, and hurried on board 
of a Man-of-war, bound for the American coast. When near the Island 
of Rhode Island, he boldly left his more timid companions, who tried to dis- 
suade him from such rashness, and deserted, in tbe darkness of night, 
and escaped by swimming to the shore of the main land, — probably to 
Bristol. In passing the watch of the ship, — two men in a boat, — he over- 
heard them conjecturing as to what that dark looking object near them, 
might be, — it was his bundle of clothes upon his head, — and he, keeping 
very still, and nearly under water, they soon wisely concluded it to be no 
more than a collection of seaweed, and rowed on out of his way. Thus nar- 
rowly he escaped. Landing before the dawn, he concealed himself 
through the day under a haystack, — where also he accepted the milk of 
a friendly cow, with a hearty relish. At night, sheltered from pursuit by 
the darkness, he commenced his journey on foot, through the tangled and 
howling wilderness. He steered north, as his aim was to find the town 
of Dorchester, of which, perhaps, he had heard something in the ship. 
Hiding by day, nearly without food, and walking only by night, he at last 
ventured, at the close of the third day, to seek admission to the dimly 
lighted cot of a motherly old woman, whom he found dwelling alone. 
She welcomed him, and kindly supplied him with food and lodging. He 
was also rejoiced to learn from her, that he was only two days journey 
from Dorchester, and that he might safely proceed in the day time. He 
arrived in Dorchester in due season, where he eagerly applied himself to 
some profitable labor. After purchasing necessary clothing, he carefully 
hoarded all his earnings for a passage back to England, which, as soon 
as possible, he joyfully engaged, and put his effects on board, expecting 
to sail immediately. But head winds arising, detained them several days, 
until young Talbot, becoming uneasy, ventured to spend a night on shore. 
In the morning, at early dawn, he saw, to his dismay, that the vessel had 
sailed long before, leaving him behind, with hard-earned passage money 
and apparel all gone. — Chagrined and sorrowful, yet not disheartened, he 
returned to his work, still determined as ever, to find his way home to his 
anxious parents. Some time after this sad mishap, he was married, on 
the 12th of January, 1G77, to Mary VVadell, of Dorchester, and embarked 
with her on board a vessel bound for England. But again, and, strange 
though it seem, from the same cause as before, the vessel sailed without 
them, and again dcj>rivcd him of all his property. Still, lie perseveringly 
resumed his labor,' with the same cherished object in view. But on hear- 
ing afterwards, that this vessel was lost at sea, with all on board, he con- 
cluded that a wise Providence designed he should settle here in New Eng- 
land, and henceforth resolved so to do. 

At some subsequent time, he removed to Chelmsford, where, probably, 
all his children were born, as none of their births are recorded in Dor- 
chester. — While living in Chelmsford, with his family, the Indians, dur- 
ing his absence, and that of his eldest son, one day, came to his house, 


130 Peter Talbot and his Descendants. [April, 

seized his wife, and killing her infant child, carried her away with them. 
They were immediately followed by her neighbors, and she was soon re- 
taken, and restored to her home. Her children, Sarah and George, and 
probably Elizabeth, were together, out of doors, when the Indians first 
appeared, and hastily, but securely, hid themselves in a ledge of rocks, not 
very far from the house. The eldest son was killed while fighting the 
Indians, either on his return at this time, or on some other occasion. — Af- 
ter these disasters, the family returned to Dorchester, and settled there. — 
Peter, the father, died when George, his only remaining son, was sixteen 
years of age. This is said to have been in the year 1701. — George had 
been in the habit, from the age of twelve years, of asking the blessing at 
table, whenever his father was absent; and his character, through life, 
was one of consistent piety and goodness. His mother lived with him 
some time after the death of her husband, and in that part of Dorchester 
now named Stoughton, at probably, the original homestead. His sister 
Sarah, older than himself, married, but to whom is not now known. Eliz- 
abeth Talbot m. Eleazer Puffer, Nov. 27, 1713, in Dorchester. She was 
probably a daughter of Peter and Mary Talbot. 

George Talbot m. Mary . The Dorchester Records have Mary, 

dau. of George and Mary Talbot, b. Mar. 24, 1708 ; Daniel, son, b. Mar. 
7, 1709-10; Hannah, dau. b. May 1, 1712; George, son, b. Oct. 24, 1714. 
There is known to have been a Peter, of this family, who has descend- 
ants in Maine. His birth is not recorded. Sarah, dau. of George and 
Mary Talbot, b. Aug. 23, 1719 ; Jerusha, dau. b. Oct. 6, 1721 ; Ebcnezer, 
son,*b. Dec. 4, 1723 ; Experience, dau. b. Feb. 20, 1725. 

Capt. George 3 Talbot of Stoughton, and Elizabeth Withington of Dor- 
chester, m. July 27, 1737. — Their children were Mary,* Hannah, 4 the 
two eldest, — David, 4 b. Mar. 8, 1746, m.Mehetabel Capen, and s. in Can- 
ton, for wh. see Dr. Thayer's Fam. Mem. p. 53, Part II. — Nathaniel, 4 b. 
1748, m. 1st, Sarah Wilson and had seven chil., and 2d, Mrs. Martha 
(Davenport) Day, (widow of Eben r Day of Needh.) Nov. 20,1807 — 
Capt. Geo. Talbot m. 2d Wid. Abigail Bacon, of S. Dedham, (prob. Abi- 
gail Aldridge, who m. Ephraim Bacon in 1779,) and had one son, George, 
b. l765, who s. in Athol, and has descendants. 

Jerusha, 3 b. 1721, dau. of George and Mary, m. Jona. Capen, Jr., of 
Dorchester, Nov. 20, 1746, and had eight children in Stoughton. Dr. T.'s 
Fam Mem. p. 77, Pt. I. 

Ebcnezer, 3 b. 1723, son of George and Mary, m. and 

had chil., Ruth, 4 — William 4 , m. Alary Farrington, of Dedham, Sept. 7, 
1772,— Ebcnezer, 4 m. Elizabeth Fuller of Dedham, pub. Sept. 27, 1779, 
and d. Sept. 25, 1821, oe. 71, — Elizabeth, 4 m. David Fisher, of Dedham, 
Nov. 7, 1770, — Josiah, 4 — Enoch, 4 m. and s. in S. Dedham, — Rachel, 4 m. 
Abijah Crane, of Dedham, May 4, 1786, — Jedediah 4 . 

Ebcnezer, Paul and Abigail Talbot, (of one of these families,) m. May 
24, 1770, and have descendants in Dedham. 

The foregoing story is written from tradition, distinctly recollected and 
related by Joel Talbot Esq., of Stoughton, and Misses A. and C. Talbot, 
of South" Dedham, who received it from their fathers, sons of Ebcnezer, 

Dedham, Nov. 23, 1854. 

1855.] Letter from Rev. Jbhn Eliot. 131 


[Communicated by J. Hammond Trumbull, Esq.] 

The following letter was addressed by Rev. John Eliot to the Commis- 
sioners of the United Colonies, in session at Hartford, August, 1664. The 
original is in the Connecticut Archives; (Ecclesiastical Papers, Vol. I. 
Doc. 10, a.) The record of the Commissioners mentions " several 
letters received from Mr. Mayhew, Mr. Eliot. Sen.," and others, as " left 
on the file with the records of this meeting at Hartford." (Rec. in Haz- 
ard, II. 500.) Only this of Mr. Eliot, and one from Daniel Gookin, 
are now to be found in the Connecticut State Files. It will be seen that 
most of the suggestions made by Mr. Eliot, for increased apropriations of 
salaries, &,c, and for the prosqcution of the Indian work, were adopted by 
the Commissioners. 

" Wor'pfull and much honored in the Lord : — 

The hour of temptation, w ch Christ hath foretold, Re. 3. 10, shall come 
upon all the world, to try them y l dwell upon the earth, is in p r t come, 
and still coming upon us ; and the true state of every man, in the sight of 
God, is that, as he is found to be upon tryall. And therefore the wisdo 
of every true Christian is so to stand fast in the Lord as that, when all is 
done, he maybe found standing; Eph. 6. 13, and having done all, to stand. 
This wisdom and grace I beg of God, for you all, as for my owne soule. 

Touching the Indians, the first matter 1 shall p r sent, is touching Phillip 
and his people of Sowanset, who did this winter past, upon solicitations and 
means used, send to me for books to learne to read, in order to praying 
unto God, w ch I did send unto him, and p r sents w th all ; and my sonne hath 
bene twice w th them, and taught among them, and both my sonne and 
myselfe are ingaged to visit them afore winter (if God p r vent us not ; ) 
w ch we h a d purposed to have done afore this sitting of yourselves, but 
that you may easyly conceive w l unexpected ocasions of delay have fallen 
out. Moreover, sundry places in the country are ripe for laborers, and 
some places doe intreat that some of theire countrymen, by name, might 
be sent unto them to teach them. One of the brethren of the Church of 
Natick is so called, by Indians about Nashawa, and one of the brethren of 
the Church at Martin's Vinyard is called by the Nantukct Indians to 
teach them. We finding the Spirit of God thus moving upon these 
waters^ the Church of Natick, corhending it to God first in prayer, have 
agreed to send forth divers of the brethren unto sundry places where we 
know sundry are willing, and some desire, to be taught and to pray unto 
God. And because no man goeth a warfare at his own charges, 1 Cor. 9. 
7, 1 tould them y 1 every one so sent should have shoes, stokins, a coat 
and neckcloth p r vtded for" them ; w ch the mercifull P r vidence of God hath 
(at p r sent) p r vided for ; by the * rent of a Farme in the hands of the 
Wpfull Mr. Danforth, and I thank him he hath ordered supply in this 
matter ; only I doe request y l you would p r ticularly take notice of, and 
make supply unto Samuell, of Martyn's Vineyard, who is called by the 
Nantuket Indians to teach y m , and crave the boldnesse to intreat y* you 

* [In margin.] "A greate mistake so to amrme." Mr. Danforth was one of the 
Commissioners to whom this letter was addressed, and I believe this marginal com- 
ment to be in his hand-writing. *• 

132 Letter from Rev. Jdhn Eliot. [April, 

would please to allow him not lesse than ten pounds for this yeare,* he 
having a wife and 6 children to p-'vide for. 

The busynesse of the two schoolemasters w ch petitioned the last year, 
was called afore Capt. Gookins, in open court, and they were (as I sup- 
posed it would prove) found defective in their attendance to the work, and 
were ordered by him to make it up by teaching Schoole the winter 

Because of what was written by the Honorable Corporation, of laying 
aside Capt. Gookins in this worke, I was bold to request of them his con- 
tinuance and incouragem 1 , presenting my reasons, w ch I thank God and 
them were so accepted as that they doe approve both of his labour and 
incouragem 1 , w ch they leave to yourselves for the measure ; and my 
humble request is, that it may be hono r able. If I thought it were need- 
full, I could p r sent you w th reasons w cl ' I doubt not but would be accepted 
by you. This is one, that it doth necessarily bring much resort to his 
house, and of such as canot in comon civility and humanity be sent away 
w th out entertainment Which I intreat your prudent consideration of. 

When you were pleased, the last yeare, for weighty reasons, to put an 
end to salarys for Schoolmasters, and required the parents to be at that 
charg themselves, I was bold to tell you that the busynesse of teaching 
them on the Sab. and lecture dayes, and catechizing, as they grew more 
in light and knowledg, so the work grew the more difficult, and required 
the more attention, and would necessarily call for incouragm 1 fro your- 
selves. And therfore my humble request is, that you would allow them 
not lesse than 5£ a man : and because there be 8 w ch in o r several Townes 
are teachers, I doe intreat, that for them, there may be 40X allowed for 
this yearet. And this 1 speake respecting ours in our parts, besids what 
is at the Vinyard and at Sandwich, where my beloved brother, Mr. 
Bourne^, is a faith r ull and prudent labourer, and a good man. And if 
you please to ord r the W r pfull Comissioners of Plimmouth to give incour- 
agem' to John Sosoman§, who teacheth Phillip and his men to read, I 
think it will be an action of good prudence, and a means to put life into 
the work : for human and rational means are to be used in p r moting God's 
works among mankind ; though this work hath had this divine stampe upon 
it, that God himselfe is the beginner of it, in every place. 

Touching the Presse, I thank God and yourselves for the good successe 
of the work in it. Mr. Baxter's Call is printed and disp r ced. And though 
I have M r . Shepard's Synceare Conv' and Sound Believer|| allmost 

* " More to Mr. Mayhew, to dispose to Samuel, a teacher, sent to Nantucket, and 
other deserving Indians there, 10£ 0," appropriated by the Commissioners. (Records, 

f " To Mr. John Eliot, Sen., his salary, 50 0.0. To him to distribute to eight teaching 
Indians and one Interpreter, 50.0.0. To Mr John Eliot, Jan.. for his salary, 25.0.0," ap- 
pnaied. (Records, 1664. These extracts are from the manuscript. The words in 
italics are omitted in Hazard's published Records.) 

% "To Mr. Richard Bourne, in Plymouth Collonie, £30 0.0," appropriated. (Ibid.) 
§ John Sosoman. or Sausaman, Philip's secretary, proved his fidelity to the English 
at the expense of his life. The "encouragement" Mr. E. asks for him, was "an action 
of good prudence," viewed only with reference to colonial policy. He disclosed 
Philip's plots to the Governor of Plymouth, in 1674 ; and was murdered not long 
afterwards, at the instigation of his former master. Hutchinson, I. 285.. 

|| In 16S8, Mr. Eliot, in a letter to Robert Boyle, President of the Corporation, 
asks that £10 might be given to Rev. John Cotton, of Plymouth, and adds, "I must 
commit to him the care and labour of the revival of two other small treaiises, viz: 
Mr. Shepheard's Sincere Convert aud Sound Believer, which I translated into the 
Indian language mail) years since." >, 

1855 -J Letter from Rev. John Eliot. 


trans, at ed, though not fitted and finished for the Presse, yet by advertizm* 
fro the Ion'able Corporation, I must lay that by, and fall upon the Prac- 
tice of P.ety*. web I had .ntended to be the last. Therefore this -winter I 
purpose, if the Lord will, to set upon that booke. Moreover, they are 
pleased to put me upon a GnSar of this languaget, W ch my sonnes and 
I have oft spoken of, but now I must (if the Lord give life and strength) 
be about it. Hut we are not able to doe much in it, because we 
know not the latituds and corners of the language ; some general and 
useful collections, I hope the Lord will enable us to produce And for 
these reasons my request is, that you would please to continue my inter- 
preter s salary, w ch is ten pound more added to W t I was bold to make 
mention of afore. 

My request also, in respect of Mr. Johnsonf, is, that seeing the Lord 
hath made him instrumental! to finish the Bible, and Baxter, and is now 
returning for Engl-, you would please to give him his due encourngmt 
and such further countenance and coSendation as your wisdo' shall see 

meet to afford him. 

The Hon'able Corporation doe require of me to give them intimation 
how a greater revennue might he best imployed in this work : now my 
opinion hath allways bene, yt the sending forth and supporting fitting in- 
strum" is a necessary, and I conceive, the best way, to p'roote this wo" ke ■ 
and you see y« Divine Providence hath ripened more feilds toward this 
harvest, w«* call for more labourers, and will multiply the labours of such 
as he therein imployed ; w<* affords another reason of an honorable in- 
couragm* to Capt. Gookins§, whose busynesse doth much inlarge, had he 
wherewU" to afford answerable attendance. I shall cease to give you fur- 
ther trouble at p'sent, but comiting you unto the guidance and blessing of 
the Lord, I rest, to 

Your Wor'ps to serve you, in the service of the Lord, 
Koxbury, this 25 of the 6' 64. J 0HN Eliot. 

* " The Practice of Piety is finished and begin neth lo be bound up " writes Eliot 
to Boyle, twenty-two years later. (Aug. 29, 1686. 1 M. H. C. III., 1S7.) 

t The suggestion came from Boyle. See an interesting letter to him from Eliot 
Aug. 2b, lbo4, in Boyle's Works, Vol. V., p. 548. "You are pleased to intimate unto 
me a memorandum of your desires that there may be a grammar of our Indian lan- 
guage composed for publick and aAer use. * * I and my sons have olien sroken 
about it. But now I take your intimation as a command to set about it. * * I 
have not so much either insight or judgment as to dare to undertake anything worthy 
the name of a grammar ; only some preparatory collections " that way tendm-' " ecc 
" The Indian Grammar Begun" was printed at Cambridge, 1666. 

X Marmaduke Johnson, the printer sent over by the Corporation, in 16X0, to assist 
in printing the Indian Bible: who "carried it here, very unwonhilv," as the Com- 
missioners thought, in 1662, and "proved very idle and nought." However, he " re- 
turned^ the press, and hath carried himself indifferently well since, so far as we 
know." in 1663. He was dismissed next year at the end of the term for which he 
was engaged, and now that he was to return to England, Mr. Eliot was not the man 
to remember any of his faults or shortcomings. (Rec. of Comm'rs, Haz. II. 425, 457, 473.) 
6 "To Cnptaine Gookin, for his paines and expences, £15.0.0," appropriated by the 
Commissioners. In 1663, the Corporation, being straitened in means, desired that the 
appropriation formerly made by the Convrs to Capt. Gookin might "be forborne • un- 
lesse it be thought by you [the Comm'rs] that some unavoydable prejudice mi«ht 'hap- 
pen to the wnrke for the want thereof" (Haz. II., 470.) The Commissioners, in 
reply, write that having conferred with Mr. Eliot and others, they find Capt. Gookin's 
labors among the Indians "of much use and benefit to them ; and therefore could not 
but desire him to go on in that worke." (Ibid., p. 471.) Few men have laboured 
more taiinfully, and more thankhstly, in good works, than Daniel Gookin. who was 
worthy of the title Eliot gave him, in a letter to Boyle, of "a pillar in our Indian 
work." (Sec Hist, and Gen. Reg., Vol. I., p. 351.) 

134 Estate of Francis jfhitmore. [April, 


[Communicated by W. H. Whitmore.] 

After the payment of my just debts, I do give unto my loving wife the 
use and enfeofment of my whole estate in housing, lands and moveablea 
(excepting that part of my land by me already given unto my son Samuel) 
during her widowhood for her livelihood and for the bringing up of my 
three youngest children, and for the expending of what learning she shall 
be able upon them. But if she marry to another man, my will is that she 
shall have thirty pounds out of my moveable estate to dispose of as she 
shall see meet. To my two youngest sons Thomas and Joseph I do give 
my housing, barns and my part of the new mill, with all my lands there- 
unto belonging ; excepting that part of the land by me set "out and deliv- 
ered to my son Samuel which shall be the full of his portion ; he not to 
share in any after division of any part of my estate to be equally divided 
between them. They to enter upon the possession thereof at the age of 
twenty and one years of age if their mother be not then living; but if she 
be then living and continue my widow, she shall not be dispossessed of 
any part of my estate during her life. Also my will is that what of my 
estate do remain at my wife's decease or marriage which of them .'-hall 
first happen, with what each of my children have already had being added 
thereunto, shall be equally divided among them, to each an equal share. 
My two youngest sons to have the housing and lands as aforesaid and to 
pay out of them to the rest of my children that which shall be accounted 
due to them, as followeth : My eldest son Francis his part to be due him 
two full years after the possessing of my youngest son of the housing and 
lands as aforesaid. The second two years after; the third two years 
after, and so successively till all be paid. To my grandchildren of Daniel 
Markham which he had by my daughter Elizabeth, I do give to each of 
them twenty shillings out of my estate. Also I do nominate my loving 
friends William Locke Sen. of Woburn and Francis Moore of Cambridge 
to be my executors of this my last will. 

8th m. 8th day 1685. 

The estate was valued at .£305 9s. [Middlesex Recs. Liber G, p. 270. 


[From General Duvall's Minutes.] 

Samuel G. Drake, Esq. Boston, Ocnber 5, 1S54. 

Dear Sir : — Gen. Duvall's Minutes were shown to me by Mr. \V. S. Thacher, as 
received through Mr. Willard Sears from Mr. Orin Sears of New Bedford. 

Yours, &c. DAVID SEARS. 

The following members of the Sears family of Yarmouth served in the 
War of Independence. This family is from Colchester, in England, orig- 
inally of Scearstan, in the Isle of Alney, in Gloucestershire. Their ances- 
tor arrived from Holland, and landed at Plymouth in 1030. 

Lieut. Colonels, Isaac Sears, Q. M. Gen. ; John Seayers, killed, Oct. 
4, 1777, in a skirmish', preceding the great battle near Saratoga. Capts. 
Robert Sayers ; John Sayers, D. A. Gen. ; Peter Sears, son of Col. Sears 
of Chatham, killed at the battle of Culloden. Lieuts. Barnabas Sears; 
Nathan Sears. Ensign, John Sayers. The heirs of the above officers 
never have dcm:ui Jed the sums due to them from Government for their 
ancestors' services 

1855.] Abstracts of E 'arty Wills. 



[Prepared by Mr. Wm. B. Trask, of Dorchester.] 
[Continued from page 40.] 

Edmund Grosse.— Inventory of his Goods prized by John Butter 
James Euerill, 5: 3: 1655. Arm. £149. 14s. Power of Administral.on 
granted to Mr. Jer: Houchin and Leif. James Johnson, in belialfe of ye 
widdow and children. Mentions » 50 Acres of Land Lyin" at Muddy 
R.uer, £7. 10s." The Estate is in Debt to Mathew Grosse, Mr. Cole 
goodman Wecden, Clement Grosse, Mr. Starr sen-, Mr. Starr jun', Mathew 
Barnes, Brother Burton, Goody Carter, Sister Davis, Mrs. Buvvye'r ; to Mr 
Garrets father in England for lyquors ; to Barnard Squire &,c , &c 
Jeremy Houchin deposed, 4 th July, 1G55. 

Nath Sowther.— The goods of'M' Souther, Lately deceased, Aprized 
by Samuell Betfield, Thomas Bumsteed, Godfrey Armitage. 17 July, 
1655. Amt. .£150. 16. 6. Goods of M» Sowther, w c) » she brought to M r ! 
Sowther. Amt. £83. Power of Administration granted to Sarah Sou- 
ther, his widdow, who deposed, 31 July 1G55. 

Barnabas Fawer. — Inventory of the Estate that was belonging to 
Barnabas Faioer deceased the 19th of the 10 th mo' 1 ' 1G54, apprized by 
Jacob Sheafe, James Eurill, Richard Cooke. Amt. .£596. 17. 0G. " Due 
from W<« Hudson, £30 ; in beefe and flower from W" East, of Mil ford 
£117. 11.00; Mr. W* Phillips. £12; in Mr. 17- Baddyes hands, Re- 
ceived in debts from Connecticott and sundry places, in flower, wheat, Rye 
and Porke, £60; from Richard Fellowes, of Connecticott, £3. 10s.," & c .| 
&c. Values "2 mares runn away in the woods and 1 horse runn away 
suposed to be at Dedham, £30." The Estate in Debt to good Oliver 
the Taylor; goodman Henfield, of Millford ; Mr. Pell, of Fairefeild; Mr.' 
John Webb, &c. Grace Fawer, widow of Barnabas, deposed, 9 August 
1655. [Will, Reg. (1851) Vol. V. p. 305.] . 

Elizabeth Pitts.— Inventory of the goods of Mrs. Elizabeth Pitts 
deceased at Waymouth, prised by John Whitmarsh, Thomas Bayly, 
Samuell Packer, James Nash. Amt. £16. 06. 06. "My Mother Mrs. 
Pitts oweth to me and to other in her sicknes and health as followeth, 6 
Weekcs attendance in her sicknes, at 6s. 8d. per weeke, £2 ; 20 weekes 
attendance in her sicknes, at 8s. per weeke, £8 ; Mr. Allcocke, for Phis- 
lcko and Cordialls, 7s ; ,Mr. Allcockes Journeyes hither, 7s; for things 
fetched at Thomas Dyars, 12s. 02d ; debt to John Phillips, of Boston, 3s. 
6d., &c. Whole amount £13. 16s. 8d. Administration to the Estate of 
Mrs. Elizabeth Pitts granted to FF» Holbrooke & Elizabeth, his wife, 1 
Aug. 1055. 

Henery Glover.— Inventory of the goods of Henery Glouer,of Med- 
field, deceased the 21" of the 5* mo"> 1655, taken by Thomas Wight, 
Robert Hensdcll, Ralph Wheelocke. Sume totall, £88. 05. Administra- 
tion granted, 13 Sept. 1655, to Abigail Glouer, his late wife, who deposed, 
29 Nov 1655. v 

130 Abstracts of Early ' Wills. [^ A j>ril , 

John Coddington. — Inventory of the goods of John Coddington, de- 
ceased 27 th Aug 1 1655 prized by Richard Peacocke, Edmund Jacklin. 
Power of Administration granted to his Estate by Emm, his late wife, who 
deposed same day. 

Samuell Naulton. — Inventory of his goods. " Due to him in wages 
for 9 mo th , at 35s. per mo 1 ' 1 , £15. 19s.," &c. Owing Lorance English 
7s., &c, &c. Jn° Naulton deposed, 22 Sep r 1655, y l this is a true Inven- 
tory of his brother, Sam 11 Naulton estate, to the best of his knowledge. 

Thomas Dudley, junior. — Inventory. " Parte of Water Towne Mill 
estimated at £40." &c., &c, .£63. 15.02. Mr. Thomas Danforth and 
Mr. Sam" Danforth deposed, 6: 9: 55.* Mr. Sa7n: Danforth Informed of 
a Bed, bedding, Corne &c prised at 40s. w ch I here set down. 21 June 
1664. Edw: Rawson, Record 1- . 

Gregory Baxstar, of Brantree. — Being sicke — doe make my last will 
— wife and sonne John executors. I giue to my sonne Bearing my little 
piece of salt meadow adjoyning his own house, being in quantitie about 
an acre of ground ; to his dau. Bethia, £10, to be payd her when she is 
16 yeares of age, also on blake Calfe of a year old, and one black young 
Ewe sheepe, to be delivered to her father, to be improved by him for her 
vse, as he shall see meete, till she is 16 yeares of age. Vnto my sonne 
Joseph Adam and my dau. his wife, 6 acres of Land lying in the great 
feild, being all the land lying vpon the right side of the Cart way to the 
ferry, be it more or lesse ; also my lettle Island of Salt Marsh, w cl1 lyeth 
at the head of the Salt Creeke, that Cometh up towards the Towne land, 
lying neare to the ende of P°Aer Georges lott, and also halfe my Lands at 
the Captaines plaine. I giue to his sonne Joseph, the Child of my Daugh- 
ter, and if he dye without any heyre, then it shall goe to my Daught" next 
eldest sonne, or dau. if she haue no sonne. Also, I giue to my sonne, 
Joseph Adams, my old Mare. All y e rest of my Estate I giue to my wife 
and my sonne John, my wife to haue all y c vse of it while she Liucth ; 
after her decease my sonne John to haue it all, only my wife shall haue 
two Cowes to dispose of as she pleaseth at her death ; only I giue my 
horse, two oxen, one Cowe, and one Steare, to my sonne John. Also, I 
giue to my wife those two Cowes she hath power to dispose of at her 
death, to be for her owne vse while she liueth. 2 d day of the 4 th moneth, 
comanly called June, 1659. his 

Gregory X Baxstar. 

his marke 

In the p r nts of John jxj Gurney, Moses Payne, Richard Brackett. 


Whereas in this my last will I haue giuen to my sonne Deareing A little 
piece of Salt Marsh, I now make voyd that act, and giue that piece of 
Marsh to my wife and sonne John, for them to vse together, while she 
liueth, and after her death to be wholy my sonne Johns as y e rest of my 
Estate is ; and I giue to my sonne Dearing, in the room of that, two 
weather sheepe. 19: 4 th : 1659. hi» 

Gregory x Baxster. 

Witnes, Moses Paine, Richard Brackett. marke 

14 June 1659. Cap 1 Richard Brackett and Ensigne Moses Paine, 

There is an omission of this date in the Abstract given, Reg. Vol. V. 1851, p. 445. 

1855.] Abstracts of Early Wills. 137 

An Inventory of the Goods of Gregory Baxtor deceased, Brantrey 7: 
5 th 1659. Taken by Jn° Gurney, Moses Paine, Edmund Quinsey. Amt. 
c£417. 19s. Margaret Baxter, relict of Gregory Baxter &, Jo/in, theire 
sonne, deposed, 14 July 1059. Present y e Governo r , l)ep l Governo 1 ", 
Major Atharton & Rccord r . 

Mr. Joshua Foote. — Inventory of his goods in and about Boston. 
Amt. £V3. 5d. " 90 acres Land at Brantrey not prized.'" " Wee did 
not medic with the Land, as wittnes our hands this 30"' of the 8 ,!l mo th 

the marke of 

1G55. Richard Woodde, Jeremy ^ Morell. One Warehouse in Boston, 
and house and land at Roxbury, morgaged and forfeited for his debts. 
Lieut. Joshua Hcwes deposed, 15 Nov. 1055. The following persons, 
among others, are mentioned in the inventory of debts : — George Ilallsall, 
Benjamine Negus, William Ilelds, Tho Rider, Jn° Bowllcs, Tlio Kemball, 
Jn° Lambett, W» Dawes, Tho Whitmore, Samuell Bennett, John Divcn, 
Richard Bennett, Robert Burmop, Mr Ware, Shipwright ; John II at home, 
Mr John Cutts, Joseph Jencks senio r , M r Edward Hutchison, Mnthias 
Briges, Mr Samuell Mauricke, Mr Tho Broughton, Benjamine Child, Jn° 
Phillips, Thomas Railings, Joseph Jcnkcs Junio r , Charles Presus, Richard 
Sutc, Henry Kimball, Joseph Bastarr, Thomas Williams, Isaack Nash, 
Samuell Hart, Roger Tiler, Jasper Rawlings, Richard Knowlcs, Amos 
Richison, Richard Chard, William Pittman, Mr Valentine Hill, Jn° Sunder- 
ling, Fardinando Tare, Tho Tare, Sidrackc Tare, Ralph Mason, Mr Wil- 
liam Paine, Robert Burden, Jn° Welke, Jn° Barnes, Richard Clarke, Jn» 
Han more, Strong Furnall, Mr Tho Mayhcw, Sam»> Jackson, Jn° Millam, 
Jn° Rogers, Ed\v d Wedcn, Quinton Pray, Nicholas Pinnion, Tho Paine, 
Hen Greene, Joseph Saund r s, Joseph Armitage, Rich' 1 Post, Jn° Bee, Phil- 
lip Leonard, Edward Gardner, Francis Perry. [Will, Keg. (1851) Vol. 
V. p. 444.] 

Robert Reynolds.' — Will. Now liucing in Boston. I giue to mv 
wife, my house with all that appertaine vnto it, with my Marsh ground 
at Muddv River, with one lott of Ground at Lon^ Island, so Ion** as she 
liveth, with all my house hold stuffe in my house, and what money there is 
left. After her decease I haue given my house and orchard to my sonne 
Nathaniell and to his heyres foreucr, and if he should dye without Chil- 
dren, or any one Child lawfully begotten of his owne body, then his wife to 
enjoy the said house and Orchard so long as she liueth, and after her de- 
cease, toReturne to my fowre daughters Children, that is to say, my dan. 
Ruth Whitney and to her Eldest sonne ; to my dan. Tabitha Abdyfrnd 
her sonne Mathew Ahdy, and if he should dye, to her two dan*, cither of 
them alike ; to my dau. Sarah Mason and her sonne Robert Mason, and 
if he dye, to her dau. Sarah ; to my dau. Mary Sanger and her sonne 
Nathaniell and if he dye to her next child, cither sonne or daughter. 
[Also, to his four dau*. .£20 each.] For the paym 1 of these legacies I 
haue eight acres of Marsh land, which if my sonne Nathaniell will pay 
£20 in good pay towards this fower score pound, then he to haue my 
Marsh land and his heyres foreucr ; but if he refuse to pay the twentie 
pound, then to be devided equally to my fower dau'. and to thcirc Chil- 
dren, or else that it may be sold for as much as it will yeeld,and devided 
among them equally. The other threescore pound to be raysed out of 
my owne estate ; what is over and aboue, my will is, my wife shall haue, 

138 Abstracts of Ear hj Wills. [April, 

and I do make her my executrix ; also, I joyne my sonne Nathaniel! with 
her, to be as helpefull to my wife, his mother, as possibly he can These 
legacies to be payed within one yeare and a day. If it should please God 
that I doe hue so long as any of my Estate should be spent, as it is like- 
ly it may 1 & my wife being stricken in age & are almost past our 
Labour, then, for euery one of them to abate proportionably alike. 20 : 
2 : n 16 T 58 - Robert' Reynolds. 

27 July 1659. Thomas Grulb fy Nathaniel! Bishop deposed, that beinc 
a visiting of Robert Reynolds, a little before his death, the said Reynolds 
in their p'nee, declared this paper to be his last Will. Inventory of the 
Estate prized by Nathanicll Bishop, Richard Woody. Mary Reynolds 
widow of Robert, deposed 27 July 1659. House & Land in Boston, val- 
ued at d 1 1 0. 

John Ruggles.— Inventory of John Ruggles [senior] late of Boston, 
deceased, taken by James Johnson, Deac. Richard Trusdell &, Robert 
Walker, 21 Jan. 1656. Am*. .£147.02.08. Estate indebted to Richard 
Parker, VV- Browne. W™ Brenton. Bonniface Buiton, Margery Lever 
Joseph Mosse, &c. 22 Jan. 1656. Georg Ruggles & James Wiseman 

Phillip Alley.— Inventory of his Estate prized by Richard Gridley, 
Gamaliell Waite, Hope Allen, II Dec. 1655. Amt. .£77. lis. 06d. Power 
of Administracon graunted to Susanna, wife ofs J Alley, 13 Dec. 1655. 

Richard Webb. — In sicknesse, doe make this my last Will. I giue to 
my Eldest sonne Joseph that part of my now dwelling house in Boston 
w ch is next to M r Glover, &, the roomes over it, with halfe both sell r s, & 
halfe the yard behind it. 1 giue to Nehemiah, my youngest sonne, the 
other part of my house, with the other halfe of the Cellars, and y e one halfe 
of the yard, one feather bed with its furniture, the two middle brassc potts, 
flue siluer spoones, sixe pewter platters of them that be at my dau. Pearccs, 
one plate and lesser Kettle, one of the best Quishons, one Muskett sword 
& bandel r s, one old great Bible, & M r Elton his works, one of M' Boul- 
tons works, one of Mr Whentleys, one smalc bible, one paire of sheets, 
one paire of pillowbers, one silver wine taster. I giue to Ester Pearce, 
my dau. in law, £5. p Annu. to be payd ycarely by my two sonnes, or 
whosoeuer shall enjoye my now dwelling house in Boston, vizt. each part 
of the house, yearely, to pay £2. \0s. which paym 1 is to beginne when 
the house js finished &. made tenantable,&- to Continue during the life of 
the said Ester, If the house continue so Long in being. I giue to Moses 
& Ester my said dau. in lawes two children, to each, 20s. I giue the 
rest of my goods & Estate, after my Just debts be payd &c. & my now 
dwelling house finished, vnto my sonne Joseph Webb, whom I make Ex- 
ecutor. Also I appointe Deacon Vpham, of Maul din, Deacon Clap, of 
Dorchester, & Leif* Roger Clap, of Dorchester, to be mv overseers, In- 

1855.] Abstracts of Earlij Wills. 139 

treating them to assist &, Counsell my Children for theire best good. 1st 
of July 1659. Richard Webb. 

In the p r nce of Roger Clap, 

Joan Clapp, Nalhaniell Bishop. 

21 July 1G59. Present Gover r , Dep* Gov' & Record 1- . Leif. Clap &, 
Nath: Bishop, deposed. Joseph Webb declared that he chose his vncle 
Vpham, leiu* Clap & Deacon Clap, to be his guardian. 

Mr. James Bate, of Dorchester. — Inventory of Estate taken 8 : 11 mo : 
1655. by Joseph Farmvorth, Hcnery Cauliffe, Richard Withinglon. 
Am 1 . .£413. 9d. 14 Jan. 1655. James Bate swornc saith this is a true 
Inventory of his late father James Bate Estate. [Will, Reg. (1815) Vol. 
V. p. 297.] 

John Ruggles, sonne of Thomas Ruggles, being weake, I thinke good 
to settle things to Leaue peace behind me. My house &. lands with y e 
rest of my Estate, the debts being discharged, I giue vnto my wife &, 
children; y c whole Estate to remaine in my wifes hands so long as the 
Children Continue with her, & the Children at y e age of 21 yeares to 
possesse y c one halfe, and my wife y e other halfe, for her life time, & 
after her decease to be y e Childrens ; the halfe of y e Estate \v ch I giue 
my Children to possesse at y e age of 21 yeares my sonne John to haue 
y u one halfe of it, & my sonne Thomas, & my sonne Samuell, y e other 
halfe, equally betwixt them ; the other halfe, w ch I giue to my wife her 
life time, after her decease, to be devided to my children , y l is to say, to 
my sonne John, the one halfe, & my sonne Thomas & my sonne Samuell 
the other halfe : also, this power I giue to my overseers, y l in case my 
wife Mary againe, if then my overseers doe not like y e vsage of my 
Children, then I giue my overseers power to take away my Children, &, 
to take y c halfe of my Estate \v ch I leaue in y c hands of my wife, &, dis- 
pose of it as they thinke best, for y e good of my children, &- she to haue 
her halfe Remaining vnto her as aforesaid. My overseers are my Vncle 
Ruggles, my father Craft, & my Brother Samuel Ruggles. What Lands 
I haue sold & haue not giuen an assurance my overseers shall haue power 
to giue an assurance, as likewise what Lands I haue bought &. haue not 
receiued assurance, my overseers shall haue power to rcceiue for my wife 
and children quiet possession. I Leaue my wife & my father Craft to be 
mine Executors, with power to sell any Cattle, or Cart, or any other thing 
y l may be necessarily spared for the paym 1 of my debts, and likewise 
his house &, Orchard vpon the hill nearey u meeting house ; the overseers 
to giue full assurance. 9th 7 ber 1(558. John Ruggles. 

Witnes, Robert Pepper, Peleg Heath, who deposed 15 Oct. 1658. 

Inventory of the Estate of Searg 1 John Ruggles, deceased, prized the 
20 Sept 1658, by Thomas Weld & Peleg Heath. Am 1 . £185. 11. Abigail 
Ruggles & Leiu 1 Griftne Craft deposed 15 Oct. 1658. The Estate in- 
debted to widdow Ardell, for bricks; to father Hull ; to Goodman Roote, 
for Rent; Tobias Davis, for Smiths worke ; Thomas Weld ; Mrs Sands, 
for spice, Goodman Bloors, for Sugar; William Peacocke, for swine ; to 
y e Glazier Bushnell, for glasse ; Henry Farnham, for joynery worke ; 
Shuball Seaver ; John Johnson, deceased ; Phillip Wharton ; Tho. Haly ; 
Joseph Wise, for mault & meate ; Brother Porter, for Candle ; John 
Mather; John Stebbin, for bran; Isaac Morrill; Goody Roote, for Ap- 
ples; Robert Premise, for worke ; Richard Woodde, for sacke & beere ; 

140 Abstracts of Early Wills. [April, 

Joseph Griggs, for goods ; Hugh Clarke, &c. &o. Debts oweing to yc 
Estate by John Crafts, Samuel Finch, Edward Morris, Sam" Rugnles, 
Leiut Runington, James Trissell, & John Bridge. 

The Accompt of Cred r & Deb r Relating to John Ruggles Junio r Es- 
tate, Late of Iloxbury, proved, &, allowed by the Court 26 Aprill 1GG0. 
Edw: Rawson Record 1- . 

John Williams. — Power of Administration to y e Estate of John Wil- 
liams is graunted to Robert Williams, his father, 15 Oct. 1058. 

Inventory of s' 1 John Williams, who deceased the <) Ul of Oct. 1G58, 
taken by Thomas Madson 6i, Danicll Titrell. Amt. £55. 10. 03. " His 
tooles with the Anvill, Iron, Steele, Coles, locks & Rubstones, £24. 08. 09." 
Robert. Williams, deposed 2 d Dec. 1G58. 

William Potter, of Roxbury. — Inventory taken 23 Jan. 1G53, by 
Phillep Elliott, hack Johnson, Robert Seaver, Robert Pepper. [Will, 
Reg. (1851) Vol V. p. 301.] 

Joseph Farnworth, of Dorchester. — 2 Jan. 1G59. P>eing of reas- 
onable health &- memory, doe by this my last will dispose' of my Estate 
as followeth : — vnto Mary, my wife, £37, in money or other moveable 
Estate at money price; also £13. Gs.8d. more out of my moveable goods 
as they shalbe indifferently prized. I giue vnto my wife Mary, the same 
of fowrescore pounds for portions for her two Children \v o1 ' she had by 
her other husband, namely, Joseph Long & Thomas Long ; to dispose of 
the same to them, when & as she shall see meetc, whether alike propor- 
tion to both, or to one & y e other lesse, Considering theire dutie &i be- 
havio r towards her as theire mother. I giue to my dau. Elizabeth, wife 
of John Marifcild, £\8. 5s. w c ' 1 maks vp y l w cl ' she haue all ready re- 
ceived y c sume of £40 ; to my dau. Ester, £3G ; to my dau. Mary y c 
wife of Abraham Ripley £24. lis. \v ch makes vp what she haue allready 
receiued y B sume £40 ; vnto my grand child Joseph Peck, y c sonne of 
Simon Peck (whe marryed with Hannah, my Daughter, now deceased) 
£5, to be payd vnto him by my Executrix when he shall accomplish y e 
age of 21 yeares, or day of marriage, W 1 ' shall first happen. In case 
said Josejih dept. this life before he accomplish said age, or disposed) him- 
selfe in marriage, then my will is that said Executrix dispose thereof to 
Samncll, my sonne. I giue unto my dau. Rebecca, .£40. For my Eldest 
sonne Jose]>h, although he haue already had from me a Considerable Es- 
tate, more then a double portion, yet I giue vnto him for a Remembrance, 
20s. to be payd him when Lawfully demanded. Legacies to my 4 dau«. 
[to] be paid within one yeare after my decease. In case my moveable 
Estate will not pay said Legacies, Then my will is, y ! my Executrix sell 
any p f of my Lands to satisfye said Legacies. All y c rest of mine Es- 
tate in Land & goods I giue vnto my sonne Samuel when he shall accom- 
plish 21 yeares or day of marriage, vntill which time my wife shall pos- 
sesse y e same for his Education, giueing accompt to him when he comes 
of a^e, or within three monthes after his marriage. In case my wife con- 
tinue in y c Estate of Wiildowhood as left of me, then my will is, y l she 
possesse halfe of all my said houses &z lands with my sonne Samuelt dur- 
ing her life. In case she mary, then my will is, y* after such time, as 
my said sonne shall accomplish his age of 21 yeares or marriage, That 
he then shall possesse all my said houses & lands. [If the son die before 

1855.] Abstracts of Earl i) Wills. 14 L 

either of the times mentioned, the hnlfe of s J property is to go to his 
mother; the other half " to he equally devided betuecne all y c rest of 
my Children & her Children " now, &, then, aliue in New-England.] 
Mary, my wife, executrix, my friends John Minot &, William Pond, hoth 
of Dorcl ester, overseers Joseph Farnworlh. 

In the p r nce of Richard Wilhington, 

Joseph Weekes, Enoch Wiswall. 

1 Feb. 1059. Richard Withington & Joseph Weekes, deposed. In- 
ventory of the Estate of Joseph Farnworth, taken y c 20th : llmo. 1059, 
by Hopestill Foster, Lawrence Smith, Richard Wilhington. Am 1 . £206. 
18.02. Lands yet not prised. House, Orchard, Lands &c. about 2 J 
acres ; about 23 acres in the necke of Land, so called ; in the Calue pas- 
ture, salt marsh, 4 acres ; in y c feild Called y e great Lott, 12 acres with- 
in y c fence &/ 12 acres without y c fence ; in the Cow walkc 5 acres, &c. 
Mary Farnworlh deposed, 1 Feb. 1(559. Rebecca Farnworlh came into 
Court & Chose W m Pund to be her Guardian. 

William Davis. — Inventory, taken by William Salter, Robert x Mcare, 
John Hudson. 10 : 9 : 1655. Isaack Cullemore deposed. [Will, Reg. 
(1851) Vol. V. p. 293.] 

John Clemons. — A Note of what John Clemens Clothes came vnto 
with a Chest. Am 1 . 12s. prized by William Salter &- Robert Meart. 
10:9mo:55. hack Collymore deposed. [Will, Reg. (1851) Vol. V. 
p. 299.J 

Samuell Morse. — Inventory of Samuell Morse of Medfield, taken 
10: 5: 1(554, by Tho Wight, Georg Barber, Ralph Whcelocke. Sum 
totall, £121. 07s. Elizabeth, wife of Samuell M'irsc, deceased, deposed. 
Taken vpon oath the 27: 11: 1651 by me, Tho: Grubb, one of the 
Co~iist-ion r s for the towne of Medfield. Att a County Court held at 
Boston 30. Jan. 1054 this Inventory was accepted by v c Court, on the 
Oath here incerted. [Will, Reg. (1851) Vol V. p. 299.] 

Mathew Kennidge. — Inventory taken 22: 10: 1054, by Jon n Phil- 
lips, Danicll Turcll &, Edward Woods, of a pcell of goods of Mai hew 
Kennidge lately deceased in Boston. By the desire of Nathanicll Gallop, 
who deposed, 4 Jan. 1G54. 

David Sellecke. — Power of Administracon to the Estate of M r Da- 
rid Sellccke, graunted to M r IF'" Brcnlon, Cap 1 Tho Clarke & Deacon John 
Wisewall. [See Reg. for Jan p. 58.] Accompt of what wee finde due 
from the estate of Mr. David Sellick, deceased, 18th : 12th : 1655. 

[Signed by] Anthony Stoddard, Edw: Ting. 

To Mr Henry Shrimpton, Anthony Stoddard, Tho. Scottow, Mr Webb, 
for Mr Abraham Browne; Mr Webb, for Mr Nicholas Opie ; Mr Tho 
Lake, Mr. William Paddy, Edward Johnson, Jonas Fairbanks,* Mr Thos. 
Marsh, Mr Edward Ladd, Mr Richard Hutchinson, Phillip Long, Stephen 
Buttler, Mr Thomas Broughton, Cap 1 Thomas Savage, Tho Roberts, Mr 
Rob 1 Patcshall, Tho: Boyden, John W r ebb, Mr William Paine, Tho: 
Walker, Augustine Clement, &c. Am 1 .£560.08. 

* See Reg. (1852) Vol. VI. p. 30. 

142 Abstracts of EarWj Wills. [April, 

Thomas Butlano. — Inventory of the Estate, made by his father, 
William But/and, Administrator — " for wages due in y c hands of Cap 1 
Clarke £4. 3s." William Butland deposed, 6 Nov. 1655. 

W m Ames — Inventory of the poods of William Ames deceased. £45. 
lis. Taken by William A/lis, William Needome, John Dejfet. Power 
of Administration, graunted vnto Hannah Ames, widow of William, for 
her selfe and Children, th M r ch 1051. She deposed the same day. 

John Roberts. — Inventory of y e Estate. Debtor to Evan Thomas &, 
Mat hew Coy. Creditor for 2 monethes seruice on y e shipp good Fellow 
£g. 10s. Cap* Tho Clarke deposed 7 : 9 : 1655. 

Francis Bennet. — Inventory, 4 Dec. 1G55. Prized by John Lewis 
and Ralph Same*, of Boston, y e 15th: llmo: 1G55. Am 1 =£49.08. 
Debts due to Sampson Shoare, Mathew Barnet; Good Walker, brick 
maker; Good Clarke, Ironmonger; Thomas Nocke, Edward Couzens, 
John George, &.c. Power of Administration graunted to Alice late wife 
of 6* Bennett in behalfe of her selfe & Children. 7 Feb. 1055. — de- 
posed the same day. 

Thomas Thescott. — Inventory of goods prized by John Farnum & 
Ralph Sames, 20:3: 1054. Am' £17.03.1. 20 M'ch 1G55. W« 

Trescolt deposed this to be a true Inventory of his late brother. 

Samuell Koker. — Inventory of goods p r senled by Danieil Turell, Con- 
stabel, to be prized, w cl > were the goods of Sam" Koker, drowned ; prized 
this 15 th of the 2 d mo th 1056. by Thomas Savage, Joseph Rocke. Am 1 . 
£•25. 17. OH. More of the goods of s-i Koker, prized by Phillip Whar- 
ton, John Peas. One third p l of a barke&, furniture appcrtaing, with a 
smale boat. 

Michaell Marline & John Brookeing deposed, 18 Aprill 1656. Power 
of Administration granted them, 17 : 2 : 1656. on behalfe of Elizabeth 
Kaker y° said Kakers mother & Ormanell Kaker &, Elizabeth, his sisters, 
of Holbe r ton, in Devonshire, nigh Plymouth ; they putting in sufficient 
Caution, to the Recorder, within two dayes, that they will Administer ac- 
cording to Law. 


John Holman. — Jn° Holman came before the Magistr, & with their 
allowance chose Robert Badcocke to be his guardian. 17 Aprill I65G. 
[See Will of John Holman, the father, Reg. (1851) Vol V. p. 242.] 

Anne Looman. — Thomas White, aged about GO yearcs & John Thomp- 
son aged about 40 yeares, saith, they were with Mr' Anne Looman of 
Weymouth, about sixe weekes since, & y c same day that she dyed, & she 
was in perfect memorie ; she made her will, and made Hannah Jackson, 
her grandchild, her Executrix, & gaue 2s. to John Monticue,hev grand 
child, yt dwells at the East ward ; &- Left all y c rest of her EsUte to 
Han -ih Jackson, & appointed us two to be overseers. 21 : 8 : 1050. 
Thomas White & John Thompson, Thomas White. 


deposed 20^' October, 1659. John L Tomson. 

Inventory taken 24 Sept. 1059, by Thomas White & John Rogers. 
Hannah Jackson leposed, 20 Oct. 1G59. 

1855.] Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N. H. 143 


[Communicated by Rev. Ai-onzo H. Quint, M. N. E. Hist. Gen. Soc] 
[Continued from page 58.] 

Willey, Thomas, 1 taxed 1648; had wife Margaret; bought land of 
Thomas Fortman in 1654; taxed at O. R. 1661-1677; took the oath 21 
June 1669; had children, probably Stephen b. 1649; Samuel; John b. 
1659. Stephen, 2 b. 1649, doubtless son of preceding; taxed at O, R. 
1677; mar. Abigail Pitman; Stephen was alive in 1694 and John in 
1697. Samuel had wife Mary, and son Samuel, b. 25 Feb. 1702, who 
had wife Elizabeth, and child Mary, b. 30 Nov. 1723. 

Wiggin, Thomas, 1 came to N. H. in 1631 as agent of the proprietors 
for the upper plantation; returned to England in 1632; came back to 
Dover in the ship James, arriving at Salem 10 Oct. 1633; was Governor 
of Dover until dispossessed by Burdett ; was magistrate after the union 
with Mass.; Deputy from Dover in 1645; Assistant from 1650 to 1664 ; 
died 1667. His wife was Catharine, whom he probably married in Eng- 
land. Sons were: Andrew, 2 b. ab. 1635; Thomas. 2 Andrew 2 lived 
in Exeter; m. Hannah, dau. of Gov. Simon Bradstreet, (who is the same 
with A/nia, who is generally reckoned as a sister and as marrying another 
Wiggin); he d. 1710; she d. 1707. Children: Simon; Thomas; An- 
drew 3 b. 6 Jan. 1671-2; Jonathan; Abigail; Mary; Dorothy; Sarah; 
dau. (m. Samuel Wentworth). Thomas 2 mar. Sarah, sister of Capt. 
Walter Barefoot as by will of Barefoot ; she was living in 1688, and also 
children, Thomas ; Sarah; Susanna. Andrew, 3 (Hon.) was Speaker of 

House of Rep., Judge of Probate, Judge, &c. ; mar. (1) , (2) 4 

Jan. 1737, Rachel, dau. of Chase, and widow of Jacob Freese of 

Hampton ; his will proved 6 Feb. 1756 Ch. Hannah (Burley); Martha 
(Rust); Abigail (Doe); Mary (Smith); Mercy (Sherburne); Jonathan. 

Williams, William, 1 sen., had a grant in 1653 at O. R., was a free- 
man ; taxed 1657 at O. R. and to 1668; had son William. 2 William, 2 
had a grant in 1653 ; was taxed in 1672 ; mar. Margaret, dau. of Thomas 
Stevenson ; had sons William 3 b. 22 Dec. 1662 ; John 3 b. 30 Mar. 1664; 
Elizabeth 3 b. 25 Oct. 1665. Matthew, was taxed at O. R. 1657 to 
1668. Henry had a grant 1694. William mar. Hannah Heard 22 
March 1719^ 1720. 

Wilson, John, taxed at Coch. 1666. 

Wingate, John. The Wingate family are entitled to the uncommon 
distinction of holding landed property, by an uninterrupted descent from 
the emigrant ancestors. 

John 1 Wengett was "received inhabitant" 18, 4 mo. 1660, but had 
received land of the town 11, 11, 1658, when twenty acres were granted 
him " at the head of Thomas Layton's twenty ackers." " He was born 
in England," says a writing of his great grandson the Rev. and Hon. 
Paine Wingate, " and came to America when a young man, without a 
family." lie settled at Dover Neck, and amassed a large property, but 
was seldom in public office, though evidently a man of influence as 
appears by his leadership in opposition to Cranfield. He was twice mar- 
ried ; (1) to Mary, dau. of Elder Ilatevil Nutter; (2) about 1676, to 
Sarah, widow of Thomas Canney. He d. 9 Dec. 1687. Children were : 

144 Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N. II. [April, 

Anna, 2 b. 18 Feb. 1667; John 2 ("oldest son") b. 13 July, 1G70; Caleb 2 
("second son 1 ') Moses 1 ; Mary 2 ; Joshua 2 ; ("youngest son;") b. at 
Hampton, 2 Feb. 1079; Abigail, 2 b. between 1084 and 1G87. JolmY 
will is on record botb at Boston and Exeter ; it was dated 12 Mar. 1683- 
4, proved 23 Mar. 1687-8. 

John 2 received the homestead, and lived on it his whole life ; his wife 
was Ann. He d. in 1715. Will dated 28 Dec. 1714; proved in 1715. 
Children: Mary 3 , b. 3 Oct. 1091; John 3 , b. 10 April 1693; Ann, 3 b. 2 
Feb. 1694; Sarah, 3 b. 17 Feb. 1096, (m. Peter Hayes); Moses, 3 b. 27 
Dec. 1698; Samuel, 3 b. 27 Nov. 1701); Edmond, 3 b. 27 Feb. 1762; 
Abigail, 3 b. 2 Mar. 1704; Elisabeth, 3 b. 3 Feb. 1706; Mchitable, 3 b. 14 
Nov. 1709 ; Joanna, 3 b. Jan. 1711 ; Simon, 3 b. 2 Sept. 1713. Caleb, 2 
is known only by the record of Paine Wingate: — "The second son of 
my ancestor was Caleb. He went to Maryland, Delaware, and settled 
there;. and I am told that there are descendants there of the name of 
Wingate to this day." Moses, 2 is the Moses who made his will in Lon- 
don, Eng , "a mariner," 24 Jan. 1695, which was proved 7 Aug. 17(15, 
when he gave his real estate &.c. to sister Anna. Joshua, 2 " was born at 
Hampton, where his mother casually was at the time of his birth, in Feb. 
2, 1079;" mar. at Newbury 9 Nov. 1702, Mary, dau. of Henry Lunt, b. 
15 Jan. 1682 ; he removed to Hampton where he became a valuable citi- 
zen, distinguished for public and private virtues. lie was selectman in 
1709, '22, '25, and '40; was Captain in 1716; Major in 1730-1; 
Colonel in 1744; was Captain of a New Hampshire company at the tak- 
ing of Louisburg, in 1745; in 1722, and afterwards, was Representative. 
He d. in Hampton, 9 Feb. 1769. Will was dated 3. Mar. 1764 ; proved 
22 Feb. 1769. Children: Paine, 3 b. 19 Sept. 1703; Sarah, 3 b. 8 Dec. 
1705, m. Dr. Edmund Tappen ; Mary, 3 b. 14 June 1708, m. Dea. Timo- 
thy Pickering; Joshua, 3 b. 7 Sept. 1710; Jane, 3 b. 12 July 1712, m. 
Rev. Stephen Chase ; Abigail, 3 b. June 1715, m. John Stickney ; Anna, 3 
b. June 1715, (twin preceding,) m. Daniel Marston ; Martha, 3 b. 30 Mar. 
1718, m Col. John Weeks; Love, 3 b. 4 April 1720, m. Rev. Nathaniel 
Gookin ; Elizabeth, 3 b. 21 Nov. 1722, m. Dr. John Newman; John, 3 b. 
24 Jan. 1724-5; II. C. 1744; d. unm. 4 Sept. 1802. 

Our limits allow notices of but few of these. John 3 lived and died in 
the old homestead ; was Selectman many years, Representative, Modera- 
tor, &c. He m. (1) Dorothy Tebbets ; (2) Sarah Rickcr; (who d. 1799 
ae. 91). One of their thirteen children was Moses, 4 b. 23 Nov. 1744, 
who inherited the homestead, and d. 29 April 1829, having mar. Joanna 
Gilman Wentworth, and having four children, one of whom, Wm. Pitt, 4 
b. 7 July, 1789, who now lives in the homestead. Another son of John, 3 
was Aaron, 4 twin to John 4 just mentioned, who was Judge C. C. P. in 
New Hampshire, and d. in Famington, N. II., in Feb. 1822. Paine, 3 son 
of Col. Joshua, of Hampton, of II. C. 1723, was minister of Amesbury, 
ord. 15 June 1726, m. Mary Balch, and had twelve children ; among them 
was Paine, 4 b. in Amesbury, 14 May 1739, II. C. 1759, was both clergy- 
man and statesman ; U. S. Senator from 1789 to 1793, and fur many 
years Judge S. C. of N. II. He d. in Stratham, N. H., 7 Mar. 1838; 
his reputation renders account of his character and ability needless. 
Mary, 3 the dau. of Joshua, 2 who m. Dea. Timothy Pickering of Salem, 
died in her 70th year, having had ten children, of whom John, 4 b. 2 Mar. 
1740, II. C. 1759; was twenty years Register of Deeds; was Rep. of 
Salem and Sp< uker of the House; was Judge C. C. P., and d. unm. 22 

1855.] Latham. \ 115 

Aug. 1811. Louis, 4 m. John Gould, and one of her children was wife 
to Hon. Samuel Putnam, Judge S. C. Timothy, 4 b. (5 .July 1745, II. C. 
1763, was Rep. in Congress, Secretary of State, &c, and was father to 
John, 5 whose name as a scholar was far "diffused," and who, in the 
departments of philology and the ancient classics, was particularly distin- 
guished. Of the children of Lovi:, 3 who m. Rev. Nathaniel Gookin, was 
Nathaniel, 4 b. ( J June 1774; M. C. from N. II. from 1817-1823; who 
m. Judith, dau. of Hon. Thomas Cogswell of Gilmanton, and had among 
others Nathaniel, 5 of H. C. 1820, Judge of S. C. Daniel, 4 a son of Love 
Gookin, was Capt. in the Rev. Army ; was Rep. of Hampton ; Judge C. 
C. P. 1809-1813; was Judge of Probate 1814-1820, and d. at Saco 4 
Sept. 1831, having had for wife Abigail, dau. of Dr. Levi Dearborn. Want 
of space forbids mention of other descendants of this old family. 

Wood, John had wife Elizabclh, and children, Mary, b. 12 Nov. 
1737; Susannah, b. 21 Sept. 1739; Elizabeth, b. 22 "Feb. 1710-1; 
Lydia, b. 17 Nov. 1742; John, b. 11 April, 1745. Dea. John Wood, d. 
27 Feb. 1773, aged 05. 

Woodman, John 1 received an inhabitant 17, 4, 1657; had grants 10, 
11, 1G58, above Lamprey River, 2d Falls, and at other times ; was Rep. 
1684; Delegate to Convention in v 1090; took the oath 22 May 1GGG; 
had Garrison House at O. R., which is still standing and with bullets still 
in its logs ; had a son John. 2 John, 2 m. dau. of Francis Raynes, (as bv 
will of Raynes dated 21 Aug. 1093); he was Judge C. C P. 1702 to 
1705; d. 10 June 1705; had an only son Jonathan. 3 Jonathan, 3 d. in 
Durham about 1750; he m. Elizabeth, dau. of Joshua and Rebecca 
Downing of Kittery, and had Mary, 4 b. 1717; John,' 1 Jonathan, 4 Joshua, 4 
Edward, 4 Downing, 4 Archelaus, 4 Nancy, 4 (Small,) Sarah. 4 Prof. John 
S. Woodman of Dartmouth College, is a descendant. 

York, Richard, taxed 1048; had lot on D. N. ; of O. R. 1652; taxed 
there 10(51 to 1G72; inventory entered, 27 March, 1074. John took the 
oath 21 June 1669; was taxed 1077. Benjamin, taxed 1077. 

Young, Jonathan, had wife Abigail, and had Jonathan, b. 5 June 
1710; Thomas, b. 15 July 1712; Eleazer, b. 10 Nov. 1714; Isaac, b. 
15 Mar. 1710; James, b. 10 Sept. 1718; Nathaniel, 1 Feb. 1720; Abi- 
gail, b. 15 Sept. 1723; Mary, b. 3D Dec. 1725. Nathaniel had wife 
Mary, and children, Daniel, b. 4 May 1713; Mary, b. 24 May 1718. 


On the 12th inst., died at Groton, Ct., Mrs. Anne Latham, widow, 
aged 103 years and 2 months. She had, until a few days before her 
death, enjoyed a remarkable share of health, and expired almost with- 
out any pain ; her understanding was even vigorous to the last ; the sense 
of hearing was a little decayed, but her eyesight was such that, two d;iys 
before her last illness, she hemmed some napkins, and read without the 
least difficulty in the Bible without spectacles, which she never once made 
use of in her life. She lived to see four generations of her own children, 
amounting in the whole to 280. — Mass. Spy, 8 July, 1784. 


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1S55.] Letter of Rev. John Ddvcnport, 1G39. 149 


[Communicated by Rev. Jou.w Waddinqton of London.] 

[The following interesting letter lias never before been published to 
our knowledge. Mr. Davenport held a correspondence with Lady Vere 
for many years. In the British Museum* are several of his letters to 
her, written from London, Rotterdam and New Haven. In the " History 
and Genealogy of the Davenport Family," the author (A. B. Davenport 
Esq.) has printed part of these entire, and from others he has made ex- 
tracts. We quote from an account of Lady Vere prefixed to these let- 
ters :— " Lady Mary Vere (as I gather from Wood and others) was the 
daughter of Sir John Tracy, Kt., of Tuddington, County of Gloucester. 
Her husband was Horatio Lord Vere, baron of Tilbury, the son of John 
de Vere, the fifteenth Earl of Oxford. During the reign of Charles I. 
he went into Holland as commander of a regiment sent to join with the 
united princes of Germany. He is characterized by Fuller in his ' Wor- 
thies 1 as 'of excellent temper; it being true of him what is said of the 
Caspian Sea, that it doth never ebb nor flow, observing a constant tenor, 
neither elated with success nor depressed by defeat.' He died the 2d of 
May, 1G35, and was interred near his brother, Sir Francis Vere, in West- 
minster Abbey."t By his wife Lady Mary, he had five daus., his co- 
heirs, viz. : Elizabeth, m. to John Holies, second Earl of Clare ; Mnry, 
m. to Sir Roger Townsend, Bart., of Raynham, in the county of Norfolk, 
after whose decease she m. Mildmay Fane, second Earl of Westmore- 
land ; Catharine, m. 1st, Oliver, son and heir of Sir John St. John, of 
Lydiard Tregoze, and 2d, John, Lord Paulet ; Anne, m. to the celebrated 
parliamentary general, Sir Thomas Fairfax, Lord Fairfax ; Dorothy, m. 
to John Wolstenholm, Esq., eldest son of Sir John Wolstenholm, Bart, of 
Nostel, co. York.f 

To the Right Honor bl « 

Lady Lady Mary Vere 
in Hackney 

By the good hand of our God upon us, my deare child is safely arrived, 
with sundry desirable friends, as M r Fenwick & his lady, M r Whitfield 
d r , to our great comfort. Thcyre passage was so ordered, as it appeared, 
that prayers were accepted, for they had no sicknes in y 5 ship except u lit- 
tle sea sicknes ; not one dead, but they brought to shore one more then was 
known to be in the vessel at they re coming forth, for a woman was safely 
delivered of a child, and both are alive and well. They attained to the 
haven where they would be in 7 weekes. Thcyre provisions at sea held 
good to ye last. About y e time when we gessed they might approach 
neare us, we sett a day apart for publick extraordinary humiliation by 
fasting and prayer, in which we commended them unto y e hands of our 
God whom windes &, scaes obey, and shortly after sent out a pinnis to 
pilott them to our harbour ; for it was if first ship that ever cast anchor in 

* " Catalogue ^ Ayiamqli, ' Letters of Divines, Museum Bkittanicum Bibl. Bir- 
chias ; 1275, Plut. CVll. D.' "—Davenport Fam. p. 311. 

f Davenport Fan:, p. 311. t Burke's Extinct Peerages, p. 512. 

150 Bunkkr. [April, 

this place. But our pilott, having watched for them a fortnight, grew 
weary and returned home ; and the very next night after, the ship came 
in guided by God's owne hand to our towne. The sight of yc harbour 
did so please y e Captain of the ship and all the passengers that he called 
it the Fayre Haven. Since that, another ship hath brought sundry pas- 
sengers, and a third is expected daily ; and which is more the Lord our 
God hath bestowed upon us the greatest outward privileges under the sun, 
to have & injoy all His ordinances purely dispensed in a church gathered 
and constituted according to His owne mind in all things, & hath prom- 
ised that in every place where He shall sett his name, He will come unto 
his people and bless them. And now, Madame, my desire is that your 
Lap may be assured that what ever interest I have in J. X, and by him in 
fellowship with His people at the throne of grace, it is wholly for your 
advantage, if in anything I may express y c reality of my thanckfulness 
to your honour for my favours formerly received, &. for your helpfulness 
to my little one, in carrying him in your coach to Sir Theodore Maherne 
for advice about his neck & for your cost upon him in a coate, of which 
bounty and labour of your love my servant Ann hath made full report to 
us. The Lord recompense y e same to your Lap and to your noble family 
an 100 fold. I hope before this time he hath rebuked the feavers and 
small pox in your family, and will make the losse of M r S l Jo. a mercy 
to your daughter whom I love and honour in the Lord. The Lord y c 
Holy One of Israel, our Redeemer, hath undertaken to teach His people 
to profitt as well by His providence as by his Ordinances, even by all his 
dispensations ; accordingly, I believe He will and pray that he may be 
pleased gratiously to make this losse be her gain, & these tryals eviden- 
ces of His fatherly love both to your La p and her that the mortality of 
earthly comforts and the dissolubleness of the marriage bond with y c 
creature may quicken us to secure our interest in the everlasting God and 
our marriage with the Lord J. C. by an everlasting covenant of his grace 
\v h nothing can dessolve. My wife presenteth her humble service with 
much thanckfulness to your La p . We boath desire in like manner to sa- 
lute my Lady Wake and all your noble daughters. Had I time, I would 
wright to M rs Watson your scribe. At present I have no more liberty 
than to salute her &, to let her know that, if her affections stand hether- 
ward, I shall gladly be usefull to her in what I may, and do think that it 
would be comfortable to her many waies. But it is God who setts the 
bounds of our habitation, to whose everlasting armes I commend your 
Ladyship with all yours, in Jesus Christ, in whom I rest 

Your Honor blc La pt 
Much obliged in 
y c Lord 
Quinncpiack John Davcnporte 

28 th of c 7 monteh 


George Bunker died in Tapsfield 26 May, 1658. He left a widow 
Jane, who married Richard Swain, of Hampton, prior to 16G0. George 
left five children. 

Elizabeth, b. in 1646, ag. 12 ; William, b. in 1648, ag. 10 ; Mary, b. 
in 1652, ag. 6; Ann, b. in 1651, ag. 4; Martha, b. in 1656, ng. U : all 
living in 1058 —Communicated by Joshua Coffin, Esq. 

1855. J Quincy Inscriptions. 151 


[Copied for the Register an.t communicated by Dr. Wm. S. Pattee of Quincy.] 

10G6 — Here lies buried the body of the Rev. Mr. William TomjSson, 
the first pastor of Braintrey Church, who deceased Deceinber 10, IGGG. 

iEtatis suae 68.* 

" He was a learned, solid, sound divine, 
Whose name and fame in botli Englands did shine." 

And by his side lies Mrs. Ann Tompson his wife, deceased Oct. y e 11, 
1G75. Aged GS years. 

1668. — [A stone in the form of a monument lies over the remains of 
Mr. Flynt and his wife, with another at the head, on which is the follow- 
ing inscription:] Here lies interred the body of the Rev. Mr. Henry 
Flynt, who came to New England in the year, 1635, was ordained the 
first teacher of the Church of Braintrey 1639; and Died April '27, 1G68. 
He had the character of a gentleman remarkable for his piety, learning, 
wisdom, and fidelity in his office. 

[By him, on his right hand,] lies the Body of Margery, his beloved con- 
sort, who died March, 1GS6-7. Her maiden name was Hoar. She was 
a gentlewoman of piety, prudence, and peculiarly accomplished for in- 
structing young gentlewomen, many being sent to her from other towns, 
especially from Boston. They descended from ancient and good families 
in England. 

1708. — [Rev. Mr. Moses Fiske was the third minister of the first 
Church Bralntry. On his tombstone is this inscription :] Here rests the 
body of Rev. Mr. Moses Fiske Deceased Aug. 10th 1708 in the 66th year 
of his age and 36th of his ministry, 

Braintree! Thy prophet's gone, this tomb inters 

The Rev. Moses Fiske his sacred herse. 

Adore heaven's praiseful art that formed the man, 

Who souls not to himself, but Christ oft won ; 

Sail'd through the straits with Peter's family, 

Renown'd and Gains' hospitality, 

Paul's patience, Jamc's prudence, John's sweet love, 

Is landed, enter'd, clear'd, and crown'd above. 

Bv his side Mrs. Sarah, wife of Mr. Moses Fiske, Deceased 2 Decem- 
ber," 1692, also Mrs. Ann wife of Mr. Moses Fiske, died July 24th 1708. 

* In 1644 was published "A modest and Brotherly Ansvvr to Mr. Charles Heri.e 
his Boole, against the Independency of Churches," ecc. This was the joint produc- 
tion of .Mr. Richard Mather and Mr. William Tomson. In the Preface to that work 
occurs this passage :—" So in speciall manner in love to your self, and our deare 
Country men and friends, as in other places of Lancashire, so in your Parish of Win- 
wicl;, wherein one of us was born, and the other was for sundry years together an 
unworthy Minister of the Gospel of Christ," kc. 

From this passage, and the direct statement in the Life of Richard Mather in his 
"Life and Death" published" under the sanction of his son Increase, we stated else- 
where (Hist, and Antiquities of Boston, p. 247) that Mr. Tompson was born at Win- 
wick ; reasoning that Mr. Mather wroie the Preface above referred to, as his name is 
the first of the signers to it, and that the words " unworthy Minister" would not be 
applied by him to .Mr. Tompson; knowing, also, that Mr. Mather was born at Low- 
ton. Now, Lowion is in the Parish of Winwick, and it docs n<>t appear that he 
preached in that Parish "sundry years." Hence it may be inferred that Mr. Tomp- 
son was the Preacher .here, but born elsewhere — [Editor. 

152 Quincy Inscriptions. [April, 

1725. — [On the same tomb-stone are the following inscriptions.] Here 
Rests the remains of Rev. Joseph Marsh 4th minister of the 1st Congre- 
gational Church in this town. Deceased March 8th. 1725-6, 41 yeaT* of 
his age, and 17th of his ministry. 

17-14. — Here Rests Rev. John Hancnck 5th minister of the 1st Con- 
gregational Church in this town, and Father of John Hancock the Patriot. 
Deceased May 7th 1744, in 42 year of his age, and 18 of his ministry. 

1800 — Rev. Mr. Anthony Wibird, 7 minister of the 1 Congreea- 

tional Church in this town. Deceased June 4, 1800, 46th of his ministry, 
aged 72. 

1801. — Here Rests the Remains of Norton Quincy Esq. Deceased 
Sept. 29, 1801, jEtatis 84, Years 1 1, months 2 days. 

1843 — Rev. Peter Whitney, the eighth minister of the 1st Congrega" 
tional Church in this town. Deceased March 3d 1S43 in the 74 Year of 
his age, and 44 of his ministry. 

And Mrs. Jane his wjfe. Deceased Nov. 11, 1832 in 57 year of 
her age. 

Abby Warren Daughter of Rev. William P. Lunt. Deceased Sept. 12, 
1841. M 15 mos. 4 days. 

167 9 J\ — Judith Reyner, Daughter to Edmund and Joanna Quincy, 
Relic of the Reverend John Reyner, late minister of Dover, aged 23 
Years. Deceased March 8, 167 3 y°. 

1678. — Henry Neal, aged 71, years Died October, 1,6th, 1678. 
The father of 21 children. 

1737. — Here lyes buried the Body of Capt. Lieut. Joseph Neal. lie 
died 23d of December 1737, in y e 78 year of his age. 

1746. — Here lyes buried y e Body of Mr. Benjamin Neal, who Died 
June 12th 1746, in 78 year of his age. 

1747. — Here lyes buried y e Rody of Mary Neal, widow of Capt Lieut 
Joseph Neal. Died April 18, 1747, aged 83 years. 

1747. — Here lyes y e Body of Mr. Benjamin Neal, who died December 
5, 1747, in y e 54 year of his age. 

1730. — Here lies y e Body of Mrs. Mehetable Neal, the wife of Mr. 
Bcnj. Neal. She died Sept. 16, 1730 in the 29, year of her age. 

1679 — Tn memory of Mrs. Sai-ah Tompson, late wife of Mr. Samuel 
Tompson, aged, 43 years. Deceased Jan. 15, 1679. 

1695. — Tn memory of Mr. Samuel Tompson, who was Deacon of 
Braintry Church, aged 64 years. Deceased June, 18, 1695. 

1700. — Here lyes buried y e Body of Elizabeth Tompson, wife of Dea- 
con Samuel Tompson of Braintry, aged 69, years. Died Nov. 5, 1706. 

1713. — Sarah Tompson, Daughter of Hannah Tompson, Died October 
1713, in y e 12 year of her age. 

1680. — Here lyes buried the Body of Grace, the late wife of John 
French aged 59 years Deceased Febuary y c 28, in y e year, 1680. 

1631. — Here lyes beried y c Body of Mr. William Veazay aged 65, 
Died ye 16 June, 1681. 

1683 — Here lyeth beried y e Body of Roger Billings, senior aged 65 
years, Departed this- life y c 15 day of November, 1683. 

1S55.] Quincy Inscriptions. 153 

1684. — Here lyeth y c Body of Sarah Ilayward aged 4 years, Died 
June ye 23 1GS4. 

IG90.— Here lyeth y e Body of Mr. Jonathan Hayward, aged 49 years, 
Died November y« 21, IC90. 

1734. — Here lyeth y e Body of Mr. Jonathan Hayward son to Mr. Jona- 
than Ilayward, who died September 12, aged, 40 years, 1734. 

1745. Here lyeth y e Body of Mrs. Ruth Ilayward wife to Jonathan 
Hayward Deceased June 22, 1745 29 year of her a^e. 

1C83. — In memory of Thankful Daughter of William and Ann Raw- 
son, Born in Dorchester Aug. 6, 16S8, and Dyed August 21, 1688. 

1G92. — In memory of Ebenezer, son of William and Ann Rawson, 
aged four months, Deceased 28 August, 1G92. 

1690. — Here lyeth buried y e Body of Capt. Richard Brackett, Deacon, 
aged 80 years. Deceased March, 5, 1G90. 

1G90. — Here lyeth y e Body of Joseph the son, to Joseph, and Waiting 
Penniman, who was borne in the year .1670, and Deceased 1690. 

1705. — Here lyeth y e Body of Deacon Joseph Penniman, aged 65, 
years. Deceased November y e 5, 1705. 

1718. — Here lyes y e Body of Mr. Moses Penniman, aged about 42 
years, Died July 29, 1718. 


To the memory of Joseph Adams, senior, who died December, 6, 
1694, aged, G8. 

And his wife whose first name was Baxter, who died Aug. 27, 1692, 
aged 53. This tomb Erected by a great grandson in 1817. 

In memory of Henry Adams who took his flight from the Dragon per- 
secution in Devonshire in England and alighted with eight sons, near 
Mount Wallaston, one of the sons returned to England, and after taking 
time to explore the country, four, moved to Medfield and the neighboring 
towns. Two to Chelmsford, one only, Joseph, who lies here at his left 
hand remained, who was an original Proprietor in the town ship of Brain- 
tree, incorporated in the year, 1639. 

This stone and several others have been placed in this yard, by a great- 
great grandson, from a veneration of the Piety, humility, simplicity, pru- 
dence, patience, temperance, frugality, industry and perseverance, of his 
Ancestors, in hopes of Recommending an imitation of their virtues to 
their posterity. 

In memory of Joseph Adams son of Joseph Adams senior and grand- 
son of Henry and of Hannah his wife whose Maiden name was Bass, and 
daughter of Thomas Bass and Ruth Alden, parents of John Adams, and 
grandparents of the Lawyer John Adams. 

Erected December, 1823. 

1736. — Here lyes y e Body of Mr. Joseph Adams, who died Feb. 12, 
173G, aged 84 years. 

1739. — In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Adams widow of Mr. Joseph 
Adams, who died Feb. 14, 1739, aged 71, years. 

1751. — Here lies interred the remains of Mr. Samuel Adams who 
Deceased 17th of July A. D. 1751 in the 57 year of his age. 
The memory of the just is Blessed. 

154 Quincy Inscriptions. [April, 

1761. — In memory of Mr. Boylston Adams, who died December 1761, 
aged 76 years. 

1777. — In memory of Sarah Adams, wife of Samuel Adams, who died 
June, 23, 1777, in the 80 year of her age. 

1769. — Here lies y e Body of Mr. Micajah Adams, who Died June 18th 
1769, aged 77 years. 

1778. — In memory of Mr. Moses, Adams who died October 9, 1778 in 
the 46 year of his age. 

-ff 9 f • — Sacred to the memory of John Adams, who Died May 25 A. D. 
1761, aged 70 years. And of Susanna his Consort Born Boylston, who 
Died April, 17, A. D. 1797, aged, 88. 

The sweet remembrance of the just, 
N Should nourish when they sleep in dust. 

1695. — Here lyes y e Body of Mr. Joseph Crosby, who Died November 
26, 1695, aged 56 years. 

169?-. — Here lyes y e Body of Lieutenant Robert Twelevcs, Deceased 
March 2, 169$, aged 80 years. 

The memory of the Just is Blessed. 

1698. — Here lveth y c Body of Lieut. Alexander Marsh, aged about 70 
years, Dec'd March 7th 1698. 

This inscription renewed by Wilson Marsh his great grandson, 1824. 

1692. — In memory of Mr. Francis Newcomb, who Died May, 27, 1692 
aged, 100 years. ( 

1699. — In memory of Mr. Lawrence Copcland, who Died Dec. 30, 
1699, 100 years old. 

1675 — [This monument is erected over the remains of the learned 
Leonard Hoar, M. D., the third president of Harvard College. The fol- 
lowing curious inscription is on this tomb, but hard to identify, such have 
been the ravages of time :] 

Epitaph wrote for the Tomb of 

Leonard Hoar Doctour of 

Phisicke who departed this life 

In Boston the 28 November, 

Was interred here the 6 December 

And was aged 45 years, 

Anno Dom, 1675. 

Three precious friends under this tombstone lie 

Patterns to aged, youth, and infancy, 

A great mother, her learned son, with child, 

The first and least went free, he was exil'd 

In love to Christ, this Country, and dear friends, 

He left his own, cross'd seas, and for amends 

Was here exioll'd, envy'd, all in a breath, 

His noble consort leaves is drawn to death. 

Stranser changes may befall us ere we die, 

Blest they who well arrive eternity. 

God grant some names, O though New England's friend, 

Don't sooner fade than thine, if times don't mend. 

1723. — Died in Boston May 25, 1723, Dame Bridget Usher, formerly 
wife of Dr. Leonard Hoar. Was brought hither from Boston, and in- 
terred in the same grave May 30 1723, according to her desire. 


Quincy Inscrip/iojis. 


182G.— [On the east end of the first Congregational Church, at the right 
of the pulpit, a mural monument is erected surmounted by a bust of John 
Adams, from the chisel of Greenough. On the tablets beneath the bust are 
the following inscriptions] : 

Libertatem, Amicitiam, Fidem, Rctinebes. 
D. O. M. 

Bencaih these walls | At his aide 

Sleeps till tlie I rump shall sound 


His beloved and only wife, 

Daughter of Wm. and Btizabeto [Quincy] Smith 

In every relation of hie a pattern, 

Of Filial, Conjugal, Maternal and Social Virtue 

HorR Nov 11-22 1744. 

Deceased '28 October 11310, 

JEl. 74. 

Married 25 Oct. 1764. 

During an union of more than half a century 

They survived in harmony of sentiment, principle, 

and affection, » 

Tim tempest of civil 

Commotion, meeting undaunted and surmounting. 

'I he terrors ami trials of that, Revolution 

Which secured the Freedom of their Country 

Improved the Condition of their limes 

And brightened the prospects of Fulurity 

To the race of man. upon Earth. 

Are deposited the mortal remains of 
Son of John and Susanna [lioylslon] Adams, 
Second President of the United States; 
li'jrn 19 30 October, 1735. 
On the Fourth of July, 177fi; 
He pledged his Life, Fortune and Sacred Honor 
To the Independence of his Country. 
On the third of September, 17P3, 
He affixed his seal to the definitive Treaty with 
Great Britain. 
Which acknowledged that Independence 
And consummated the redemption of his pledge. 
On the Fourth of July, 182G 
Me was summoned 
To the Independence of Immortality, 
And to the judgment of his God. 
This house will bear witness to his piety ; 
This Town, his birth place to his munificence, 

Histoiy to Ins Patriotism ; 
Posterity to the depth and compass of his mind 


From lives thus spent, thy earthly duties learn, 
From Fancy's dreams to active virtues turn, 
Let Freedom, Friendship, Faith, thy soul engage 
And serve like them thy Country and thy age. 
1848.— [A mural Monument has just been placed in the first Congregational 
Church in this Town, to the memory of John Quincy Adams, by his son Hon. 
Charles F. Adams. It is erected on the east end of the Church, opposite 
side of the pulpit, from his father, surmounted by a bust of John Quincy 
Adams, from the chisel of Powers. Under the bust is the following sen- 
tence, separated by an oak branch, with two leaves and an acorn, " Alten — 
Seculo;" then follows the inscription] : 

Alteri — Seculo. 
A. O. 

Near this place 

Reposes nil that could die of 


Son of John and Abigal [SmiihJ Adams. 

Sixth President of the United Slates. 

Born 11 July 17(17. 

Amidst the storms of Civil Commotion 

He nursed the vigor 

Which nerves a Statesman and a Patriot, 

And the Faiih 

Which inspires a Christian. 

For more than half a Century, 

Whenever his Country called for his Labors 

In either Hemisphere or in any Capacity 

He never spared them in her cause. 

On the twenty-fourth of Deccn.ber, 1814, 

He signed the Second Treaty with G. Britain, 

Which restored Peace within her Borders. 

On the twenty-third of February, 1818, 

He cosed sixteen years of eloquent Defence 

Of the Lessons of his \oulh, 

By dying ai his Post- 
In her great national Council. 
A Son, worthy of his Father, 
A Citizen, fheddiig glory on his Country, 
A Scholar, ambit itius to advance Mankind, 
Tins Christian sought to walk humbly 
In the - |, hi id' his God 

Beside him lies 
His Partner for fiftv vears, 
Daughter of Joshua & Catherine [Nulh] Johnson 
Bom, 12 February, 1775. 
• Married, 26 July, 1797. 
Deceased, 15 May, 1S52, • 
Aged 77. 
Living through many Vicissitudes, and 
Under nigh KcsponsirVili ies 
As a Daughter, Wife and Mother, 
She proved equal to all. 
Dying, she left lo her Family ami her Sex 
The blessed Itcmemtuance 
Of a " Woman that feareth the Lord." 

'•Herein is that sating true, one 

sowkth and another rkapeth. i sent 

yoo to rkap that whereoh ve, 

Bestowed no Labor. Other 

Men Labored, and 

Ye are entered 

Into their 


15G Death of Mr. Joseph Barnard by the Indians. [April, 


[Copy ot a Letter from Col. John Pynchon of Springfield, Massachusetts, to Lieut. 

Gov. William Slough ton.] 

Mr. S. G. Drake : — In my last edition of the " Redeemed Captive," page 
117, I have given a short account of the death of Mr. Joseph Barnard, of 
Deerfield, who was slain by the Indians at the Bars. Recently, Mr. Bar- 
nard, of Northampton, called upon me and gave me a copy of the follow- 
ing letter from Col. Pynchon to Lieutenant Governor Stoughton, wliich 
gives a more detailed account of the affair. He obtained the paper from 
Sylvester Judd, Esq., of Northampton. I think it will be interesting to 
your readers. Stephen W. Williams. 

Laona, Winnebago County, Illinois ; Late of Deerfield, Massachusetts. 
Dec. 18th, 1854. 

Springfield, Sept. 13, 1695. 

" By my last you have had an account of about 8 Indians within a mile 
of the garrison at Deerfield, lying in wait close by the road, hid and alto- 
gether unseen so that 5 men of Deerfield, coming out in the morning on 
horses going to mill, and with bags under them, hud 7 or 8 guns discharged 
upon them unexpectedly, and seeing nobody till the guns were shot ofT, 
wherein Gracious Providence appeared, so that no more mischief [was 
done], for, except Joseph Barnard, who was shot down off his horse and 
sorely wounded, not one more was hurt, whereas ours were surprised, and 
the Indians had time. 

For that our men one of them, his horse starting, threw him and stun- 
ned him for the present, the rest were employed in getting up Joseph 
Barnard, and setting him upon his horse, so that the Indians had oppor- 
tunity, and yet God sufFered them not to be so hardy as to run upon our 
men (possibly because of ours kept calling, as they had more that re- 
mained behind would come up), whereas ours had opportunity to sit Joseph 
Barnard on his horse, with one to hold him on ; the rest also mounted and 
rode to the garrison, when presently a shot was made on them ; and killed 
the horse dead that Joseph Barnard sat on ; yet then they mounted him 
upon another horse, when another gun ('tis supposed it was Joseph Bar- 
nard's own gun which the enemy had took up,) was dischaiged upon them, 
and this shot also lit upon Joseph Barnard again, notwithstanding all which, 
our men got oiFand came all to the garrison, though since Joseph Barnard 
is dead, a humbling Providence, he being a very useful and helpful man 
in that place so much under discouragement, and will the more find and 
feelthe loss of him. 

Wc were not wanting in pursuing the enemy, Deerfield men and a 
band of Northampton men that had been up the river, being just come in, 
went out after them immediately, about 30 or 40 men in all (besides that 
followed from Hatfield and N. II.,) who soon took their track westward 
up Deerfield river, and followed them though lost them after a while, yet 
were so intent upon it, that they found them again and pursued the enemy 
7 or 8 miles, till they could no longer discover any tracks, and although 
they ranged northward and westward and up the river to the place where 
Capt. Colton found and break 2 canoes, yet could they not discover the 
enemy who are skilful in hiding themselves in swamps and thickets. Pos- 
sibly these Indians might draw off wholly, but if they did others are 
about presently, raid are now in these quarters, and Deerfield people who 

1855.] Hilts and Ingersoll. 157 

(in a sense) are in the enemy's mouths almost, are so continually pecked 
at (though wonderfully preserved) being apprehensive of their danger ana 
hazard, the number of soldiers there being few (24) to maintain so large 
a fortification, when some must necessarily be employed in guarding the 
inhabitants that are in the fields to work, and others upon scouts, &c, 
wherein some are always employed, &c, &c." 


Mr. Editor : — The wills of Mr. Joseph Hills and Henry Lunt, pub- 
lished in your last two numbers of the Register, were not copied from 
the originals. That of Mr. Hills was taken from a copy made by Isaac 
Add in 'ton in 1705, in a case Ann Hills vs. Samuel Hills. That of Henry 
Lunt was transcribed from a copy found by me in Newbury, the original 
of which is not in the Probate Office. 1 now send you a copy of a will 
of Richard Ingersoll, of Salem. The original will is not now to be found, 
but among the papers in a law suit in 1669 a copy is preserved. 

Joshua Coffin. 

July 21, 1644 

I, Richard Ingersoll of Salem in the County of Essex in New-Eng- 
land being weake in body, but through God's mercy in perfect memorye 
doe make this my last will and testament as followeth, viz. 

I give to Ann my wife all my estate of land, goods, &, chattells what- 
soever except as followeth, viz 

I give to George Ingersoll my son six acres lying in the great meadow. 

Item I give to Nathaniel Ingersoll my youngest son a parcell of ground 
with a little frame thereon, which I bought of John P. * * * * *, but if 
the said Nathaniel dy without issue of his body lawfully begotten, then 
the land aforesaid to be equally shared between John Ingersoll my son, 
&, Richard Pettingell aud William Haines, my sons in law. 

I give to Bathsheba my youngest daughter two cowes. 

I give to my daughter Alice Walcott my house at town with 10 acres of 
upland and meadow after my wife's decease. bis 

Witnes R X I 

Townsend Bishop mark - 

I read this will to Richard Ingersoll & he acknowledged it to be his 
will. Jo. Endecott. 

Proued in Court upon oath 2 Jan. 1644-5. 

Inventory taken 4 Oct. 1644. 

The above mentioned Richard Ingersoll emigrated to Salem from Bed- 
fordshire England in 1629. His children were 

I. George, b. 1618, was one of the Selectmen in Gloucester, thence to 
Falmouth, Maine, as early as 1658, was a representative from that town 
and commander of their military company, returned to Salem and there 
died in 1694, leaving two sons, George and Samuel. See Williamson's 
History of Maine, Vol. I. page 680. 

II. John, b. about 1625, a mariner, and m. Judith . 

III. Nathaniel, b. about 1632. 

IV. Alice, b. , and m. Walcott, probably Jonathan. 

V. Bathsheba, b. and m. John Knight jun. of Newbury, in 1647. 

VI. Joanna, b. , and m. Richard Pettingell. 

Ann Ingersoll, widow of Richard Ingersoll, married John Knight, sen. 
of Newburv. 

VII. [Sarah 3 ] m. William Haines of Salem. 

158 Notice of Edward Ball. [April 


Edward Ball, the subject of tins sketch, was at Branford, Ct., Oct. 30, 
16G6 ; on which day the heads of fumilies, designing to remove to New- 
ark, N. J. signed an agreement, the most noticeable article of which, was 
not to admit as freemen &.c, any but church members. 

In 1667, he was at Newark, N. J., and was assessed in the first list of 
taxables. Jany 1, 1767, he first appears in public life, as messenger of 
the town Courts. In March, 1678, he was one of the Surveyors appointed 
to run a boundary line of an Indian purchase. — In 1683, he was appointed 
on a Committee to settle certain differences between the settlers and the 
Lords Proprietors ; and was continued on this very important committee, 
from year to year, for several years, while all his associates were changed. 
About this time he was appointed Attorney to prosecute offenders against 
the town ordinances; and in 1693, he received the appointment of High 
Sheriff of the County. 

The date of his birth and death is not certainly known, — the most re- 
liable information places the former at 1642, and the latter at 1722. 

His children were I. Caleb ; II. Abigail ; III. Joseph ; IV. Lydia ; V. 
Moses ; and VI. Thomas. 

VI. Thomas was born in 1688, married Sarah, daughter of Thomas 
Davis. His headstone at Newark, bears this inscription : 

Here lies y e Body of Thomas 

Ball, Dcc d Oct r ye 18 l, > 1744 

in y e 57 year of his Age 

Here lies an Aged Man of 4 years old. 

[This refers to his late profession of religion.] 

Beloved Wife and Children dear, 
Remember now I am gone. 

The inscription on the Headstone of his widow, is as follows : — 
Here lies y e Body of Sarah 
Wife of Thomas Ball Deceased, 

who died Febry y e 1 A D 
1778 In the 88 th year of her age. 

The Dame that l ; es beneath this Tomb, 
Had Rachels' Beauty, Leah's fruitful Womb, 
Abigail's Wisdom, Lydia's faithful Heart, 
Martha's just Trust, and Mary's better part. 

The children of Thomas and Sarah Ball, were — 1, Timothy, b. Oct. 26, 
1711, m. Esther Bruen, had 15 children, d. Jan. 1758; 2, Aaron, b. 1713, 

m. Hannah , 7 ch., d. Sept. 22, 1752 ; 3, Nathaniel, b. about 1715, 

m. Esther Osborn, 11 ch., d. 1790; 4, Apphia, b. about 1717, m. Simon 
Fearing; 5, David, b. about 1720, m. (1) Phoebe Brown, (2) Joanna Wat- 
kins, 5 ch., d. 1789 ; 6, Ezekicl, b. about 1722, m. Mary Jones, 7 ch., d. 
Dec. 1804 ; 7, Jonas, b. about 1725, m. Hannah Bruen, IS ch., d. 1770 ; 

8, Mary, b. about 1727, m. (1) John Bruen, (2) Thos. Longworth, 6 ch. ; 

9, Kachael, b. about 1729, m. Samuel Headly, 2 ch. ; 10, Thomas, b. 
about 1731, m. Mary Crane, 6 ch., d. May, 1806 ; 11, Amos, b. about 
1733, not married ; 12, Moses, b. about 1735. Total grandchildren, 77. 

Any information concerning the descendants of Caleb Ball, 1st son of 

* In the History of Concord, MS. p. 362, there is a brief notice of the Balls of that 
town. John died there 1 Oct. 1655. He came from the County of Wilts, Eng., as 
was said. He had a son Nathaniel, who had sons Ebenezer, Eleazer, John and 
Nathaniel. The 1;.. t named had a son Caleb, who m. Experience Flagg, 1713, and 
had 8 children, 3 o; whom lived to be over 90 years of age.— [Editor. 

1855.] - The Webster Fhmihj. 159 

Edward Ball of Branford Ct., afterwards of Newark, N, J., will be thank- 
fully received by L. Chandler Ball, of Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County, 
New York. 

[Communicated by A. W. Brown, Esq., of East Rockport, Ohio.] 

Tn Vol. VII. page 101 and 102 of the Register, is a notice of the death 
of Daniel Webster, with a sketch of his genealogy, some errors in which 
I wish to correct. 

Thomas Webster the first, of Hampton, is made one of several children of 
John of Ipswich, on the authority of Lancaster's Mist, of Gilmanton. This, 
at the time, I was quite assured was a mistake, and in my own notes of 
the Hampton Families it was set down as a probable fact, that Deacon 
William Godfrey's wife Margaret was a Widow Webster — thus the mother 
of Thomas ; from records at Salem, it appearing that he was a son-in-law 
of the said William Godfrey — Vol. VI. p. 339, Gen. Reg This conjec- 
ture has been confirmed by recent researches in England, by Mr. Somer- 
by, from extracts taken at Ormsby, County of Norfolk — St. Michael 
Parish Reg., from whence came some of the early Hampton settlers : — 
Nudd, Page, Palmer, English, Dow, Webster, and perhaps others. Among 
the baptisms are three children of Thomas and Margery Webster : Thomas, 
bap. 20 Nov. 1G31 ; John, bap. 22 Sept. 1U33, buried 1 Nov. 1633; 
Thomas, bap. 1 Aug. 1634, buried 3 Aug. 1634. 

Thomas Webster was buried 30 Apr. 1634; this appears to have been 
the father, as the other two burials, each say son of Thomas, and this 
simply Thomas Webster. 

If this be correctly arranged, it would appear that the widow was in- 
duced by the death of her husband to name a second son after him while 
the first was living, which is very rarely done ; it seems the second 
Thomas died the same day it was christened, and this may be the cause 
of its being so named. 

The next notice of Margery Webster is in Watertown, as Margery 
Godfrey, wife of Wm. Two children are here recorded : Isaac, b. 15 
Apr., 1639; Sarah, b. 15 May, 1642. There were also two others: 
Deborah, b. (1645) ? and John, the oldest, (if the son of Margery), must 
have been born 1636 or 1637. 

Her second husband, Dca. Wm Godfrey, bought a house in Hampton 
(of Sam' Getchell of Salisbury), in 1648, and he died 25 Mar., 1671, at 
Hampton, probably 60 yrs. old, or upwards. 

Now, a second time a widow, Margery Godfrey m. a third husband, 
John Marxian, 14 Sept., 1671, and she died at Hampton, 2 May, 1GS7, 
aged 78. 

Beyond all question she was the mother of Thomas Webster, baptized 
at Ormsby, 20 Nov., 1631, who m Sarah Brewer, 2 Nov., 1657, and died 
at Hampton, 5 Jan., 1715, aged 83, as the record has it; 83 yrs. 1 mo. 
and 16 days after the baptism. 

With respect to his wife, Sarah was probably sister of Mary Brewer, 
dan. of Thomas, of Roxbury, who m. Wm Lane, of Boston, 21 Aug., 
1656. This conjecture is based upon the fact that their son Wm Lane,b. 

160 The Webster Faintly. [April, 

1 Oct., 1659, at Boston, m. Sarah Webster, of Hampton, 21 June, 1080, 
dau. of Thomas ; which would make them own cousins, if their mothers 
were sisters. Old Goodman Brewer d. at Hampton, 23 Mar., 1(190 — per- 
haps the father of Mrs. Webster, and the Thomas Brewer, of Roxbury, 1(556. 
If so, he lived with his daughter in his old age, as he does not appear a 
resident there. The death of Mrs. Webster is not recorded. She was 
living ill 1099. 

We give a family record of Thomas and his four sons : — 

Children of Thos. and Sarah Webster: — Mary, b. 19 Dec, 58, m. 
1st, 20 Oct., 70, Win Swain; 2d, 12 June, 94, Joseph Emmons; of the 
Falls Church, living 1735. Sarah, b. 22 Jan., 61, m. 21 June, 80, Wm 
Lane ; d. 5 Jan., 1745, at Hampton. Hannah, b. 27 Dec, 03, d. 1 Feb., 
1664. Thomas, b. 20 Jan., 65, w. Sarah, d. 15 Feb., 1718; he d. 7 Mar., 
33, at Kingston. Ebenezer, b. 1 Aug., 67, m. 25 July, 1709, Hannah Jud- 
kins ; d. 1 Feb., 36, at Kingston. Isaac, b. 2 Apr., 70, m. 1st, 1 Apr., 

97, Mary Hutchins, 2d Sarah ; d. 21 Feb., 18, at Kingston. John, 

b. 16 Feb , 74, m. 1st, 21 Sept., 1703, Abiah Shaw ; 2d, Sarah ; liv- 
ing 1752, Falls. Joshua, b. 8 Nov., 76. Abigail, b. I Jan., 79, m. 23 Oct., 
95, Jas. Maiden of New Castle. 

Thos. Webster, Jr. Ch: — Sarah, b. 15 Sept., 1690, m. 14 Nov., 
1710, Sam Fellows, a widow in 1714, Kingston. Thomas, (b. 1693?), 
m., 1st, 19 June, 17, Mary Greely ; 2d, widow Eliz. Ladd (a Sanborn) ; d. 
13 May, 1772, Kingston. Mary, b. 19 May, 96, m. 16 Aug., 16, John Fi- 
fi eld, his second wife. Allice, b. 5 Aug., 98, d. 30 Oct., 1722, Kingston. 
Ben)., b. 24 Aug., 01, m., 1st, Feb., 26, Eliz. Stuart; 2d, 1 Dec, 37, Mary 
Stanian ; d. 5 Feb., 1781, Kingston. Joshua, b. 2 Sept., 03, m. Abigail 
(Waldron)? Kingston. Abigail, b. 15 Apr., 06, m. 25 Dec, 24, David 
Quinby, Kingston. Samuel, b. 3 Apr., 1708, m., 1st, 25 Feb., 33, Eliz. 
Burnham ; 2d, 11 June, 40, Dorothy Stanian. Elizabeth, b. 11 Jan., 11, 
m. 20 Apr , 31, Josiah Fowler. 

Eben'r Webster. Ch -.—Rachel, b. 17 Mar., 1710, m. 8 May, 35, 
David Scribner. Susanna, b. 9 July, 12, m. 27 Dec, 33, Daniel Darling. 
Ebenezer, b. 10 Oct., 14, m. 20 July, 38, Susanna Bachelder. Wm, b. 26 
Aug., 16, d. 6 Nov., 27. John, b. 4 Aug., 19, d. 4 Nov., 30. Hannah, (b. 
1721-2), m. 4 Nov., 40, Samuel Scribner. Mary, b. 15 Sept., 24, m. 5 
Nov., 41, Andrew Greely. Joseph, b. 15 Sept., 24, m. 26 Nov., 47, Maria 
Goss. Edo, b. 9 Feb., 28, m. 12 Mar., 47, Jane Goss. 

Isaac Webster. Ch : — John, bap. 27 June, 1697, w. Sarah , will 

17 Feb., 63, proved 27 Aug., 66, Kingston. Jona, bap. 30 Apr., 99, m. 
widow Eliz. Sleeper (a Fifield), Kingston. Hannah, bap. 22 Feb., 1702. 

Elizabeth, bap. 16 Mar., 04. Sarah b d. 28 Jan., 1715. Samuel, b. 

26 Mar., 14, d. 4 Mar., 15. Samuel b. 25 Aug., 15. Gideon, b. 20 Dec, 
1716, living 1763. 

John Webster. Ch : — Jeremiah, b. 21 Dec, 03, m. 19 June, 29, Eliz. 
Ladd, will 11 Apr., 69, proved 30 June, 73, Kingston. Charity, b. 2 Apr., 
06, m. 23 Oct., 34, Hezekiah Berry, Rye. Josiah, b. 2 Apr., 06, m. 21 
Sept., 38, Martha Goss, d. 11 Mar., 64, Rye. John, b. 10 Feb., 12, m. 29 

Nov., 39, Hannah Hobbs. Thomas, b. 1 July, 15, w. Judith , East 

Kingston. Caleb, b. 19 Mar., 19, d 17 June, 35, Kingston. Abiah, b. 20 
Jan., 22, d. 2 July, 36, Rye. Eliz., b. 27 Sept., 24, m. 19 Aug., 47, 
Wm Kingman, Rye. An Anne m. John Jones ab. 1734, Rye. 

A Samuel Webster, by wife Elizabeth, had a daughter Elizabeth born 
10 Aug., 1705, Hampton. 

1S55.] Border Massacres in Massachusetts. 161 


1703 TO 174(5. 

Mr. Drake, Amherst, Nov. 29, 1851. 

Dear Sir : — I send you herewith for the Historical and Genealogical Register an ac- 
count of Indian massacres in this region, copied from the County Recorder's Book at 
Eiattield, which will perhaps be interesting to many of your readers. I think it has 
never bel'oie appeared in print. If I mistake not, this record is wholly or in part in 
the hand writing of Samuel Partridge, Esq., of Hatfield. 

Yours, sincerely, 
Lucias M. Boi/rwooD. 

[From Hampshire County Recorder's Book.] 

[The few references in brackets, and the notes at the end, have been added by the 
Editor. They might have been much more numerous, had lime and space allowed.] 

An Account of y e Desolation of Deerfield Feb r y e Last day, Anno 
170^ 400 of French and Indians (as is Thought) Assaluted the Fort took 
it and Kill d and Captiv J 1G2 of y e Inhabitants Consumed most of their 
Estates into Flames. 

Slain in y" Fort. 

John Catlin, and his son Jonathan, John French, Samson Frary, Mercy 
Root, Jon* Kellogg, Philip Mettoon, and his Wife and Child, Henry Nyms, 
Mary Mercy and Mehitable Nyms, Alice Hawks, Jn° Hawks Jun r , his 
wife and Jn°, Martha, and Thankful his 3 children, Mary and William 
Brooks, Sam 1 Smecd's Wife and 2 children, Sergt. Benony Stebbins, Dea- 
con Shelding's Wife and her daughter Mercy, Sam" Hinsdell, Mary and 
Thomas Carter, Jos. Inginson, Tho Selden, Goody Smeed, Andrew Stev- 
ens, David Alexander, Mrs. Williams, Jerusha and Jn° Her Children, 
Sarah Field, Martin Smith, Sarah Price. 

Slain in y< Fight in Deerfield Medow. 

Of Deerfield, Feb. ult. David Doit Jr. and Joseph Catlin. Of Hatfield, 
Serg 1 . Benjm Waite, Sam 11 Allis, and Sam" Foot. Of Madly, Sergt. 
(Robert) Boltwood, his son Robert, Jon 1 ' 1 Ingram, and Nat. Warner Jun r . 

Slain in their Journey to Canada 20 Persons, Men, Women, ^' Chil. vizi : 

G. Hoite, Jacob Hixson, Goodwife Belding, Goodwife Carter, Good- 
wife Nyms, Goodwife Brooks, Goodwife Frary, Goodwife French, Good- 
wife Warnfer ?] Wid° Cost, Goodwife Pumry, Elizabeth Hawks, and 6 
more Children and Frank y* Negro. 

Dyed at Canada in 1705. 

Zebcdce Williams, Goodwife Jones and Abigail Turbit. 

May 10, 1704, John Allin and his wife Slain by Indians att Deerfield. 

May 12, 1704. Pascomok Fort taken by y e French and Indians being 
about 72. They took and Captivated y e whole Garrison being about 37 
Persons. The English pursveing of them caused them nock all y* Cap- 
tives on head Save 5 or (3. Three they carried to Canada with them, the 
other Escap'd and about 7 of those Knock'd on head Recover'd y c Rest 
died. Capt John Taylor was Killed in y e fight and Sam 11 Barllett 
wounded. (') 

July 29, 1704. Thomas Bettys Slain by y c Indians coming Post from 

July y e Last 1704. One Benton, and Wm Omstead Sold 1 " Slain by y« 
Indians ; and 2 of y e Enemy Slain. 

1,2 Border Massacres in Massachusetts. [April. 

July 1706. Judah Trumble and Widow Tash, Slain by Indians 

July 1707. Edward BankcraA Slain at Westfield. 

1701. Sometime in July [19.] Thomas Russell at Decrfd and one 
Kidney an Indian Slain by ye Indians at Ilatf J mill. 

July 9, 1708. Sam'i Persons [Parsons] of Northampton Slain by v e 
Indians and his Broth' Joseph Slain or Captivated found Killed and Scalpt 
[Sec Williams' Life of Williams, 117.] 

July 1708. A Fort taken atSkipmucU [in Springfield] w» were Killed 
Aaron Persons, [Parsons] W'» Hulbird's son and 3 more and one taken 
2 wounded.— [See Ibid.] 

^ Oct 13, 1708. Abijah Bartlett of Brookfield was Killed, and John 
Green, Jos Gmings [Jennings] and Benj Ginings w' wounded and a boy 
of John Woolcots Captivated. 

Oct. 2G, 1708. Broth' Ebon' Field was Slain by the Enemy a eoin* 

to Dcerfield neer yc Muddy Brook, /bo 

Aug 1708. One Barber of Winsor was Slain a 100 miles up the Gr l 

River and Martin Kellogg Jr. taken and one of yc Enemy slain, another 

W ounded. 

May 1709. John Wells of Dcerfield Slain by ye Enemy near ye Luke 
and John Burt Killed or taken or Lost at y« same time and in that Expe- 
dition about 8 of ye Enemy Slain.— [See Penhallow.] 
Apl. 1709. Mchumanc Hinsdale taken Captive. 
June 23, 1709. Joseph Clesson and John Arms taken Captive- 
June 24, 1709. Jonti' Williams, Slain and Mathew Clesson and Isaa^ 
Metune wounded : sd Ma" Clesson dyed 4 days after of his wound. 
Aug 8, 1709. John Clary and Rob 1 Grainger Slain att Brookfield. 
July 22, 1710. John Grovenor, Ebon' Howard, John While, Benjamin 
and Stephen Ginmngs and Jos. Kellogg were slain att Brookfield. Ben 
Wright wounded Aug 22, 1711. 

Aug 10, 1711. Samu Strong Captivated and his son Slain by the Enemy 
att Northampton, agoing into their South Meadow Gate, in y« Morning. 

July 29, 1712. Joseph Wright's son of Springfield taken Captive. 

July 30, 1712. Samu Andross Killed upon the Scout above Deerficld 
and Jon th Barrit and VV- Sanford taken Captive. 

1723 iu Augst. ye Enemy Killed Tho Hoiton and Thcoph Mcrriman at 
Northfield 2 days following they Killed yc Rev. Joseph Willard and 2 sons 

of Ens- Stevens of Rutland and carried Captive 2 other of his sons. [See 

Whitney's Hist. Worcester County, 115.] 

1723 Octo' 11. yc Enemy assaulted Northfield Killed Ebcn' Sevorns 
and Wounded Enoch Hall and Ilez. Stratton, and Sam" Dickinson Cap- 

1721. June 18. The Enemy Killed Benja™ Smith, and took Joseph Al- 
hs and Aaron Wells Captives. Allis killed y« Next day. 

June 27 t '>. The Enemy Killed Ebon' Sheldon, Thomas Collon, and 
Jer. English an Indian, above Dcerfield. 

July 10tl'. Sam" Allin, and Tim« Fields wounded att Deerficld. 

August following. Nat. Edwards, Slain and Abram Miller wounded 
at Northampton ; the next day Nath 1 Bankcraft wounded at Westfield. 

The Enemy wounded Dea Sam" Field of Decrfd. 

Aug 25, 1725 a Ball passing thro the Right Hyps Condria Cutting of 
:$ Plaits of y« Messeteria w«* h ung out of yC Wound in Length aimost 2 
inches wch was cut of Even w* body, y. Bullet Passing between y< Lowest 
and y. Next Rib cutting at its going forth part of Lowest Rib his hand being 

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close to his body Where the Ball came forth, Entred at yc Root of the 
(heel ?) of the Thumb cutting y Bone of y« fore finger Rested between 
y e fore and 2 1 finger was cut out and all ye Wounds cured in Less than 5 
weeks by Dr Tho. Hasting. 

Sep. II, 1720. The Enemy came upon fort Dum r Scout and hilled 
one John Pease, of Endfield, and one Bcdortha of Springfd Took Nath' 
Chamberlain and one Farrah and one Baker Captives and Carried y™ to 
Canada, one Steel Escaped. 

July 5, 1715. The Enemy took one [William] Phips ( 3 ) aa he was 
bowing Corn at y e place Called y e Great Meadow above fort Dummcr, 
[now Putney, Vt J carried him about half a mile then killed him and 
mangled his body in a most Inhuman manner. 

And on July 10, 1745 the Enemy Killed Deacon Fisher at Upper 
Ashuelot within about Sixty Rods of the Garrison. — [See Doolittle's In- 
dian Wars, p. 2.] 

Oct. 1 I, 1745. About fourscore French and Indians assaulted the Fort 
at y« Great Meadow and took Captive Nehemiah Ilow and Killed David 
Rugg coming down the River in a Canoe. 

Apr. 19, 1746, the Indian Enemy Captivated Capt Spafford, Stephen 
Farnsworth, and one Parker they were taken between the fort at No 4 
above y« great falls and the Mill in that Township. ( 3 ) And on Monday 
following Moses Harvey was Shot upon by the Enemy in y road between 
Deerficld and Northf J who fired upon y« Enemy and Escaped. 

Apr 23, 174G. The Enemy Assaulted the Upper Ashuelot Killed one 
[John] Bullard, and an aged woman named Keay( 4 ) and took one [Na- 
than] Blake Captive and Burned a Number of buildings in that place. 

On ye 25 of April 1746. One [Joshua] Ilolton of Northfield went 
over to Lunenburgh and in his return was Killed by the Enemy. 

May 5, 1740. At y« Township Called No 4 one Putnam was Slain by 
y Indian Enemy as he wiih Others was going from the fort to a barn. 

May 6, 1740. Dea Tim Btown and one Mosset [Robert Moilet] a 
Sold r was Captivated at y e Lower Ashuelot. — [See Doolittle, p. 4 ] 

May 9, 1740. About fifty of the Enemy Assaulted Dea Sheldon's 
Fort at fall Town and wounded John Burk, [slightly. — Ibid.] 

May 10, 1740. The Enemy fired upon Scrgt John Hawks and one 
[John] Miles near the Province fort at Iloosuck and wounded them Both. 

On the same day the Enemy Killed Mathew Clark of Colrainc and 
wounded his wife and Daughter. 

(') Penhallow's account of this affair is as follows : — " May 13, an ex- 
press came from Northampton, advising, that about break of day, a com- 
pany of French and Indians fell on a fortified house at Pascomuck, where 
no watch being kept, the people were alarmed in their beds by the noise 
of the enemy's rushing on the house ; and before the inhabitants could rise, 
the Indians had got their guns into the port-holes, and shot those that first 
appeared, killing some and wounding others. The surprised people made 
what resistance they could, firing briskly on the enemy ; but the house 
being soon set on fire, they were forced to yield themselves prisoners." 
Fearing a pursuit, the enemy sent back a messenger with word, that if 
they were pursued they would kill all the captives. They were, however, 
pursued ; three made an escape, eight were rescued, nineteen slain, and 
three carried to Canada." — Wars of New England, p. 15. 

Upon the Northampton Records, under the date May 13th, are the 

164 Rev. John Cotton of Hampton. [April, 

names of the slain, viz. : " Capt. John Taylor, Samuel Janes, his wife 
and three children, Benoni Janes and two children, t John Scarle and three 
children, Moses Hutchinson and one child, and Patience Webb; all killed 
by the Indians at Paskhomuck." 

( 2 ) He was the first husband of the famous Mrs. Jemima How See 

Reg II. 354. 

( 3 ) "April 10. The enemy came to the uppermost and most frontier 
place on Connecticut River, called Number Four [Northfield, Vt] where 
they took three men as they were going to mill, about half a mile distant 
from the garrison, viz : Capt. John Spailbrd, Isaac Parker, and Stephen 
Fainworth. They were prisoners sometime in Canada, but are since re- 
turned to their homes." — Dooliltle, p. 2. 

( 4 ) " They stabbed one Daniel McKenny's wife in the back with a long 
knife, who soon died. 1 ' — Ibid. 


The following obituary is from the Boston News Letter, No. 311, 
April 10, 1710. It was probably written by Rev. Thomas Prince. 

" On Monday last, the 2?th of March, at Hampton in New Hampshire, 
Dyed the Reverend Mr. John Cotton, Minister of the said Town, in a very 
sudden and surprising manner, having been very well all the day, and in 
the evening till just after Supper, when he was taken with a Pitt of an 
Apoplexy (as 'tis believed) and within a few minutes became Speechless, 
and Dyed about Eleven a Clock the same night. He was the Worthy 
Grandson and Heir of the Famous Mr. John Cotton, B. D., one of the 
first, and most considerable ministers that came to New England at its fust 
Settlement. He was bred at Harvard Colledge in New England, and for 
many years an Ornament and Fellow of that Society ; And from thence, 
in the year 1686, he removed to Hampton, where he Succeeded his Father, 
Mr. Seahurn Cotton, in the ministry of that Place. He was very much and 
deservedly beloved, and esteemed, not only by his own People, but by all 
who knew and conversed with him for his Eminent Piety and great Learn- 
ing, his Excellent Preaching, his Catholic Principles, and Universal Char- 
ity, his profitable, pleasant, vertuous, and delightful Conversation, and for 
his Generous Hospitality to Strangers. And as he was an Honour to bis 
Country, where he was Born, and the Colledge where he was Bred, and 
the Family from whence he came, so he is justly Lamented by them all. 
He Died in the 52d. Year of his Age, and on Friday the 31st. he was In- 
terred with great Solemnity, a Funeral Sermon being Prcach'd by the 
Reverend Mr. Rogers of Ipswich, on that Text, John 0. 4. I must work 
the work of him that sent me while it is day, the night comelh when no man 
can work.'''' 

* For a biographical notice of him, see Register Vol. I, p. 326; for his pedigree, 
see Vol. I. p. 1(34 ; and for some of his descendants, see Vol. VIII. p. 321-3. 


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Johnson Abigail dau. of James &, Abigail borne 12 (12) 1 GIG. 

Judkin Sarah dau. of Job Judktn borne 3 (10) 1 G 15. 

Jack/in Susan dau. of Edmund & Susan borne IG (II) 1048. 

Kynde Sarah dau. of Arthur & Jane borne (9) KMG. 

Kenrick Joseph sonne of Georg &, Jane borne (12) 1 039. 

Deborah dau of Georg & Jane borne 10 (0) 10 10. 

Elisha sonne of John &, Anne borne 18 (8) 1645. 
Keisar Timothie sonne of Thomas &l Mary borne 15 (12) 1G45. 

Largin Susanna dau. of Henry &; Anna borne 10 (11) 1045. 

Lippincot Abigail dau of Richard &, Abigail b. 17 (ll),d. 9 (1) 1G4G. 
Linn Sarah dau. of Henry &. Surah borne 2U (6) 1636. 

Elizabeth dau. of Henry & Sarah borne 27 (1) 1638. 

Ephraim sonne of Henry & Sarah borne 10 (II) 1039. 

Rebecca dau. of Henry At Sarah borne 15 (12) 1645. 
Milom Ebenezer sonne of John &, Christian borne 6 (3) 1646. 

Mellowss John sonne of John & Martha b. 8 (2) 1047, d. 19 (2) 1647. 
Montague Sarah dau. of Richard & Abigail b. 15 (4), d. 19 (4) 1640. 
Mahoone Daniel sonne of Dermin &- Dinah b. 4 (10) 1646. 

Honour dau. of Dermin &, Deiner borne 29 (8) 1648. 
Marshall John sonne of John & Sarah borne 10 (10) 1645. 
Mason Hannah dau. of Raph & Anne borne 23 (10) 1047. 

MarUe John sonne of John & Judith borne 10 (9) 1646. 

Oris John sonne of Georg &, Elisabeth borne 1(1) 1646. 

Olieer John sonne of John & Elisabeth borne 15 (2) 1044. 

Thomas sonne of John &, Elisabeth borne 10 (12) 1645. 

John sonne of John & Elisabeth b. 21 (5) 1038, d. 27 (1) '39. 

Elisabeth dau. of John & Elisabeth borne 28 (12) 1639. 

Hannah dau. of John &, Elisabeth borne 3 (1) 1641. 
Odlin Peter sonne of John & Margaret borne 2 (6) 1040. 

Prout Susanna dau. of Timothie & Margaret borne 26 (2) 1647. 

Paiton Sarah dau. of Bezaleel & Mary borne 9 (6) 1643. 

Mary dau. of Bezaleel & Mary borne 7 (3) 1(146. 
Plaise Joseph sonne of Peter &. Alice borne 19 (8) 1640. 

Perry Elisabeth dau. of Arthur^ Elisabeth borne 28 (11) 1646. 

Page Abraham son of Abraham & Mary b.7 ( I ) IG45,d. 30 (1) '46. 

Pease Susan wife of Henry Pease buried 25 (10) 1645. 

Pollard Samuel sonne of W m &, Anne borne 24 (II) 1645. 

Hannah dau. of W m &, Anne borne 10 (11) 1018. 
Henrickson Mary dau. of Peter &. Margaret borne 21(1) 1G39. 

John sonne of Peter & Margaret borne 22 (12) Ki42. 
Robinson Jane dau. of Thomas &, Margaret borne JG (7) 1646. 
Rawlins Caleb sonn of Thomas &- Hannah borne 8 (1) 1645. 
Rex Mary dau of W m &, Grace borne 4(1) 1646. 

Read Rebecca dau of Robt & Hannah borne 29 (7) 1G4G. 

Rogers Ledia dau. of Symon & Susan borne 1 (10) 1645. 

Reade John sonne of W m & Susan borne 25 (7) 1040. 


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Timothie sonne of Robert & Eunice borne 7 (6) 1646. 
Susannah dau. of John &, Susanna borne 3 (2) 1647. 
Mary dau. of Thomas & Luce borne 2(11) I G44. 
James sonne of John & Dorothie borne 18 (I) 1646. 
Lidia dau. of Joshua &- Lidia borne 30 (4) 1045. 
Thomas sonne of Thomas &, Joan borne 3(1) 1046. 
Nathan sonne of Thomas &, Martha borne 25 (10) 1646. 
Sampson sonne of Anthonie Stoddard borne 3 (1(1) 1045. 
Elizabeth dau. of Jacob & Margaret borne 1 (8) 1044. 
John sonne of Henry & Sibil borne 28 (0) 10-10. 
Joseph sonne of Francis &, Elisabeth borne 24 (6) 1646. 
Elisabeth dau. of Thomas &- Elisabeth borne 6 (9) 1646. 
Elisabeth dau. of Thomas &. Mary borne 29 (7) 1040. 
John sonne of John & Martha borne 10 (3) 1G46. 
Steven sonne of Walter & Mary borne 12 (9) 1G45. 
Jabesh sonne of W in &, Mary borne (7J 1647. 
Peleg sonne of W m & Mary borne 15 (1) 1G35. 
Elisabeth dau. of W» & Mary borne 16 (2) 1639. 
Mary dau. of W» & Marv borne 10 (6) 1042. 
Martha dau. of John & Elisabeth b. 20 (I), d. 19 (7) 1648. 
Daniel sonne of Daniel &; Lidia borne 10 (0) 1646. 
Benjamin sonne of Robt &, Penelope borne G (I) 1646. 
Habbakuck sonne of Robt &, Elisabeth borne 18 (2) 1647. 
Rebecca dau. of Edward & Mary borne 23 (1) 164G. 
Joseph sonne of Peter &i Mary borne 5 (2) 1647. 
James sonne of W m & Hannah borne 15 (11) 1046. 
John sonne of Richard &, Mary borne 2 (12) 1046. 
John sonne of Hezekiah &- Francis borne 17 (2) 1648. 
John sonne of Elisabeth & W™ Wen borne 22 (9) 1635 
Hopestill dau. of Edward & Sarah borne 13 (8) 1045. 
Leah dau. of W- & Alice borne 7 (10) 104G. 
Martha dau of Thomas & Elisabeth borne (0) 1G37. 
Benjamin sonne of Thomas &, Elisabefh borne (12) 1039. 
Samuel sonne of Thomas &, Elisabeth borne 16 (3) 1643. 
Eliakim sonne of Thomas &, Elisabeth borne (9) J 635. 
Thomas Werdall dyed 10 December 1040. 
Isaac sonne of Isaac &- Susanna dyed 30 (8) 1G45. 
Joseph sonne of Robt & Sarah borne (5) 1046. 
Susanna wife of Isaac Walker dyed 30 (7) 1646. 
Job sonne of Henry & Mary borne 29 (7) 1639. 
Adam sonne of Henry & Mary borne 8 (3) 1643. 
W"> sonne of Henry & Mary borne 29 (7) 1645. 
John sonne of Robert & Mary borne 1 (9) 1046. 
Mary dau. of Nathaniel & Mary borne 30 (9) 1640. 
Scth sonne of Robert & Margaret borne 26 (1) 1044. 
John sonne of M r Stephen Winthrope borne 24 (3) 1640. 
Mary dau of Richard & Elizabeth borne 15 (12) 1615. 
Joseph sonne of Robt &- Joanna borne 13 (8) 1046. 
Robt sonne of Robt & Rachel borne 14 (9) 1646. 
Cornelius sonne of Wm & Elisabeth borne 7(11) 1646. 
Sarah dau. of Isaac & Anne borne 12 (2) 1051. 
James sonne of James &, Christian borne 20 (8) 1050. 
Hannah dau. of John & Mary borne 23 (2) 1651. 





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Mary dan. of Francis &, Alice borne 15 (7) 1(350. 

Peter sonne of Richard & Siljill borne 18 (1!) 1G48. 

Susanna dau. of Richard and Sibil borne 2 (12) 1050. 

Dorothie dau. of Christopher &, Rebecca borne 0(11) 1649. 

Joseph son to George &, Abigail borne Feb. 1019. 

Dorothie wife of Symon Eyre died 11 (0) 1G50. 

Hannah dau. of John &, Elisabeth borne 8 (3) 1650 

John Gallop died (11) 1049. 

M<- Atherton Haugh dyed 11 (7) 1050. 

Samuel sonne of Francis & Mary borne 19 (5) 1650 

Jolliff Rudock dyed (7) 1019. 

John sonne of John &, Elisabeth borne 16 (10) 1G50. 

Daniel sonne of Robt & Penelope b. 26 (9) IG50,d. 4 (2) '51. 

Elisabeth dau. of Thomas & Anne borne 18 (6) 1650. 

Eliezer sonne of Henry &, Elisabeth borne 5 (6) 1644. 
Jasper sonne of Henry &, Elisabeth borne 23 (4) 1047. 
Elisabeth dau. of Henry & Elisabeth borne 11 (9) 1049 
Henry Adams dyed 8 (8) 1640. 

Samuel sonne of William & Mary borne 24 (12) 1646. 
Mary dau. of James &, Mary borne 7 (3) 1047. 
John sonne of Francis & Mary borne 17 (2) 1050. 
Hannah dau. of Thomas & Grisel Fowle b. 27 (12) 1G43 
George Ludkin dyed 22 (12) 1G47. 
Samuel sonne of Henry & Martha borne 31 (5) 1647. 
Henry sonne of Henry &, Martha borne 19 (I) 1G49. 
Hanna dau. of W in &, Frizwid borne 24 (0) J040. 
Bezaleel sonne of Wm & Friswced borne 8(1) 1649. 
Samuel sonne of George &< Elizabeth borne 3(1) 1648. 
Edmund sonne of Edmund borne 15 (10) 1616. 
Anne dau. of Edmund borne 1 (2) 1649. 
William sonne of \V m & Elino r borne G (8) 1G47. 
Alice wife of Daniel Weld dyed 18 (2) 1647. 

John sonne of Edmund &, Ruth borne 21 (G) 1645. 
Rebecca dau. of Thomas & Rebecca borne 18 (2) IG4G. 
John sonne of Matthew & Anna borne 15 (4) 1645. 
John sonne of Rob 1 &, Vashti borne 3 (10) 1645. 
Mary dau. of John & Margaret borne 26 (8) 164G. 
Andrew sonne of Andrew & Elizabeth borne 1(11) 1646. 
Jonas sonne of Jonas &, Sarah borne 4 (?) 1610. 
Elizabeth dau. of Joseph &, Elisabeth borne 16 (I) |{j|f. 
Mary dau. of George &, Alice borne 15 (6) 1640. 
Mary dau. of Joseph & Elisabeth borne 30 (11) 1640. 
Elisabeth dau. uf Richard & Elisabeth borne 15 (5) 1045. 
Samuel sonne of Richard & Elisabeth borne 3(11) 1646. 
Mary dau. of John & Hannah Cooper borne II (?) 1G45. 
Mary dau. of Daniel & Hester borne 14 (12) 1645. 
Sarah dau. of Thomas &, Mary borne 10 (2) 1015. 
Mary dau. of Thomas & Mary borne 11 (9) 164(5 
David sonne of Henry & Elisabeth borne 16 (3) 1645. 


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Mary dan. of Edmund & Thomasin borne 24 (5) 1045. 
Samuel sonne of W ni & Elisabeth borne 3 (10) 1645. 
Sarah dau. of Richard & Alice borne 4 (10) 1646. 
Lidia dau. of Samuel & Jane borne 123 (I) ■ff|4. 
Abiah dau. of Edward &. Margaret borne 1 (2) IG46. 
Mehetabell dau. of Robt & June borne 16 (2) 1645. 
Sarah dau. of Robert &- Jane borne 13 (9) 1646. 
Anna dau. of George 6c Jane borne 30 (7) 1645. 
Joseph sonne of Richard &, Joan burne 20 (7) 1645. 
Lidia dau. of Nathaniel &. Joan borne 5 (2) 1640. 
Elisabeth dau. of Richard & Elisabeth borne 21 (7) 1646. 
Caleb sonne of John &, Margaret borne 12 (10) 1045. 
John sonne of Francis [6z] Katherine borne 20 ( I ) £§$£. 
Sarah dau of W"> &, Dorothie borne 28 ( 1 1 ) 1645. 
Elisabeth dau. of Edward 6z Ruth borne 29 (6) 1646. 
John sonne of John &, Anne borne 19 (7) 1640. 
Elisabeth dau. of Thomas &. Elisabeth borne 3 (9) 1646. 
Herbert sonne of Herbert &, Elisabeth borne 3 (8) 1645. 
Solomon sonne of Henry & Joanna borne 23 (7) J 646. 
John sonne of W«> &, Martha borne 11 (7) 1645. 
Ruth dau. of Nathaniel &, Katherine borne 12 (2) 1645. 
Mary dau. of Robt & Anne borne 27 (2) 1645. 
Martha dau. of John 6c Alice borne 3 (4) 1640. 
Jane dau. of Samuel 6c Hannah borne 10 (3) 1645. 
John sonne of Thomas 6c Joan borne 2 [ ] 1646. 
Sarah dau. of Daniel 6z Mary borne 22 (7) 1045. 
Daniel sonne of Daniel & Mary borne 2(11) 1046. 
Mary dau of Roger 6c Anne borne 29 (7) 1045. 
Benjamin sonne of Benjamin 6c Mary borne 5 (5) 1646. 
Elisabeth dau. of Thomas 6c Isabel borne 6 (II) 1645. 
Mary dau. of Andrew & Jane borne 17 (11) 1640. 
Joanna dau. of Edward &, Jane borne 1 (G) 1645. 
Ruth dau. of Edward 6c Ruth borne 28 (7) 1647. 
John sonne of Edward 6c Ruth buried 2(11) 1647. 
Guy Banbridge houskeeper buried 10 (2) 1645. 
John Blease buried 23 (2) 1646. 
Francis Blosse buried 29 (7) 1040. 
Ephraim sonne of Roger 6c Susan borne 26 (5) 1646. 
Mary dau. of Roger &, Susan Buck borne 23 (4) 10-18. 
Samuel sonne of Robt & Vashti b. 28 (9) buried 9(10) 1648. 
Dorcas dau. of Thomas &, Dorcas borne 10 (12) 1648. 
Martha dau. of Mathew &, Anne borne 19 (11) 1648. 
Lidia dau. of Daniel 6c Hester borne 26 (9) 1047. 
Ruth dau. of Christopher &/ Margery borne 6 (10) 1047. 
Thomas sonne of Richard & Elisabeth borne 19 (5) 1048. 
Grace dau. of Joseph & Elisabeth borne 9 (10) 1048. 
Sarah dau. of Thomas & Mary buried 29 (8) 1045. 
Abigail dau. of W™ & Jane borne 10 (1) 1617. 
Mary dau. of W« & Jane buried 21 (5) 1048. 
Dorathy dau of Henry & Elisabeth borne 29 (11) 1647. 
Thomas sonne of Samuel & Elisabeth 8 (7) 1648. 
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Samuel sonne of W' n &, Elisabeth buried 15 (5) 1646. 
Sarah dau. of David Fisk buried 8 (3) 1647. 
Lidia dau. of David & Lidia borne 29 (2) 1617. 
David sonne of David &, Lidia borne 1 (?) 1618. 
Nathaniel sonne of Edward & Joyce borne 23 (6) 1645. 
Mary dau of Edward & Judith buried 23 (2) 1616. 
Lidia dau. of Samuel & Jane borne 13 (2) 1616. 
Samuel sonne of Samuel & Jane borne 6(1) 1647. 
Mehetable dau. of Robt & Jane buried 14 (0) 1615. 
Ephraim s. of Robt & Jane Holme b. 8 (7) '47, bu. 8 (3) '48. 
Edward Hammcrston buried 24 [ ] 1646. 
Hester dau. of Richard & Jane borne 6 (10) 164[ ]. 
Abiah dau. of Georg & Jane borne 3 (2) 1648. 
Sarah dau. of Richard & Elisabeth borne 8 (6) 1648. 
Hannah dau. of Thomas &, Isabel borne 4(1) 1648. 
Anna dau. of John &, Margaret borne 8(1) 1617. 
Abigail dau. of John & Margaret borne 4 (6) 1648. 
Caleb sonne of John & Margaret buried 12 (10) 1645. 
Samuel sonne of John & Dorcas borne 8 (8) 1648. 
Jam[es] sonne of Richard & Ruth borne*17 (9) 1648. 
Thomas s. of Thomas &, Sarah b. 26? (6) 16 17, bur. 5 (2) [ ]. 
Sarah dau. of Thomas &, Sarah borne 26 (12) 1648. 
John Meane buried 19 (1) j|j££. 
John sonne of John & Anne buried 21 (S) 1646. 
Katherin wife of Francis Moore buried 28 (10) 1648. 
Abigail dau. of W m & Dorothie borne 15 (11) 1647. 
Abigail dau. of W m & Dorothie buried 10 (3) 1648.' 
Thomas s. of Thomas & Elisabeth b. 5 (9), bur. 14 (11) 164S. 
Herbert sonne of Herbert Pelharo, Esq., buried 2(11) 1645* 
W- sonne of W m & Mary buried 22 (1) ||||. 
Abiah dau. of Henry & Joanna borne 22 (3) 1618. 
Ruth dau of Nathaniel &, Katharin buried 9 (3) 1645. 
Nathaniel Sparhawke dyed 28 (4) 1647. 
Katharin wife of Nathaniel Sparhawke dyed 5 (5) 1647. 
Mary Pierce servant of Nathaniel Sparhawke buried 12 (5) '47. 
Samuel sonne of Samuel & Hannah buried 16 (1) i||4. 
Joanna wife of Thomas Shepheard buried 28 (2\ 1646. & 
Jerimiah dau. [son] of Thomas & Margaret b. 11(6) 164S. 
Violctt wife of Edward Shephard dyed 9 (11) 1618. 
John sonne of Benjamin & Margaret borne 2 (5) 1648. 
Elisabeth dau. of Daniel & Mary borne 1(11) 1648. 
Lidia dau. of Andrew & Joane borne 2 (6) 1648. 
James sonne of John &, Elisabeth borne 7 (10) 1647. 
Edward sonne of Edward & Joane borne & bur. 8 (4) 1648. 
Mary dau. of Nicholas &, Rebecca borne 18 (11) 1648. 

Charlestowne Births & Deaths. 

[Mercy ?] dau. of Thomas Allen b. 13 (6), d. 17 (6) 1646. 
Samuel sonne of Samuel Adams borne 3 (5) 1647. 
Judith wife of George Buncker dyed 10 (8) 1646. 
Hannah dau. of James Barret borne 21 (1) 1647. 
Samuel sonne of W ,n Bridge borne 25 (1) 1647. 

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JSarty Records of Boston. 


James sonne of James Browne borne 19 (6) 1G47. 
Nathaniel sonne of James Browne borne 21 (9) Io"48. 
Mcrcie dau. of \V m Buckman borne J 4 (12) 1647. 
Jonathan sonne of James Cary borne 15 (II) 1646. 
Elisabeth dau. of James Cary borne 23 (7) 1648. 
Rice Cole dyed 15 (3) 164G. 

Elisabeth dau. of Lawrence Douce borne 15(1) 1647. 
James sonne of James Garret borne 4 (G) 164G. 
John sonne of John Gould b. 21 (11) 1646, d. 8 (1) 1647. 
Anna wife of John Gould dyed 15 (3) 1647. 
John sonne of John Gould borne 5 (6) 1648. 
Samuel sonne of Samuel Heyward borne 4 (3) 1646. 
Sarah dau. of Abraham Hill borne 19 (6) 1647. 
Elisabeth dau. of John Hall borne 4 (7) 1647. 
Elisabeth dau. of John Hall borne 21 (9) 1648. 
Abraham Hawkins dyed 6(11) 1647. 

Mary dau. of Abraham Jeque borne 3 (9) 1646. 

Henry Line dyed 9 (2) 1646. 

Thomas sonne of Thomas Line, junior, borne 25 (1) 1647. 

Christian Lawrence widdow dyed 3 (1) 1647. 

Sarah dau. of Edward Larkin borne 12 (1) 1647. 

Samuel sonne of Robt Long borne 23 (2) 1647. 

Bice Morus dyed 25 (2) 1647. 

Hannah dau. of Randall Nichols borne 4 (2) 1647. 

Sarah dau. of Thomas Osborne borne 29 (1) 1647. 

Mary dau. of Thomas Orton borne 27 (6) 1648. 

Thomas sonne of Richard Pratt borne 5 (3) 1G46. 

Mary wife of W ra Phillips dyed 1 (3) 1646. 

Rebecca dau. of Manus Solly borne 20 (8) 1646. 

James sonne of James Spight borne 1(11) 1646. 

Nicholas Stawers dyed 17 (3) 1646. 

Samuel sonne of Richard Stawers borne 12 (5) 1647. 

Benoni sonne of John Smith dyed 15 (4) 1646. 

Samuel sonne of Michael Smith borne 19 (5) 1648. 

John sonne of Thomas Shaw borne 4 (1) 1647. 

Abigail dau. of Richard Temple borne 15 (5) 1647. 

Augustine sonne of Augustine Walker borne 14 (10) 1646. 

James sonne of Augustine Walker borne 25 (5) 1647. 

John sonne of John Wright borne 27 (7) 164G. 

Thomas sonne of John Waifc borne 29 (9) 1646. 
Willougliby Jerimiah dau. [?] of Francis Willoughby borne 29 (5) 164/. 


John sonne of Marke & Elisabeth borne 6 (7) 1649. 

Daniel sonne of Edmund & Elisabeth borne 18 (1) 1649. 

Israel sonne of John & Sarah borne 14 (6) 1640. 

John Keaine dyed 14 (11) 1649. 
[Springfield ? *] 

Margaret dau. of Nathaniel Blisse borne 12 (9) 1649. 
Bridgeman Martha dau. of James Bridgeman borne 20 (9) 1Gl ^- 
Browne Nathaniel sonne of Nathaniel Browne borne 9 (4) 1649. 





























* The names following, from Blisse to Thomas, were probably those of persons 
belonging lo the town of Springfiekl, or its vicinity. 


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Coulton Mary dau. of George Coulton borne 22 (7) 1649. 

Clarke Sarah dau. of John Clarke borne 27 (10) 1049. 

Dorchester Sarah wife of Anthony Dorchester buried ? (9) 1049. 

Edwards Mary dau. of Alexander Edwards borne 20 (11) 1649. 

Holyohe Edward Holyoke sonne of Eliezar Holiock borne 8 (0) 1049. 

Langton Hester Langton sonne of Georg Langton borne 22 (0) 1649. 

Mirick Hannah Mirick dau. of Thomas Mirick borne 10 (12) 1049. 

Matthew Sarah dau. of John Matthew buried 7(11) 1049. 

Osborne Mary dau. of James Osborne borne 10 (1) 1049. 

Parsons Benjamin sonne of Joseph Parsons buried 22 (4) 1649. 

Samuel sonne of Hugh Parsons buried 1 (8) 1649. 

Scwill Abigail Sewill dau. of Thomas Sewill borne U (1) IG49. 

Smith Rebecca dau. of Henry Smith borne 1 (2) 1050. 

Stebbin Surah wife of Rowland Stcbbin buried 4 (8) 1049. 

Thomas sonne of John Stcbbin buried 24 (2) 1050. 

Tailor Mary dau. of Jonathan Tailor borne 1 (0) 1649. 

Thomas Mary dau. of Rowland Thomas b. 25 (1), bur. 29 (1) 1050. 

Adams Sarah dau. of Richard Adams borne 3 (5) 1G37. 

Samuel sonne of Richard Adams borne 6 (4) 1639. 

Abraham sonne of Nathaniel Adams borne 16 (11) 1642. 

Ruth dau. of Richard Adams borne 3 (4) 1642. 
Abell Mary dau. of Robert Abell borne 11 (2) 1642. 

Thomas sonne of Clement Briggs borne 14 (4) 1033. 

Jonathan sonne of Clement Briggs borne 14 (4) 1635. 

Clement sonne of Clement Briggs borne 1(11) 1G42. 

Mary dau. of Masachel Bernard borne 27 (7) 1637. 

Sarah dau. of Masachell Bernard borne 5 (2) 1639. 

Increase sonne of Edward Bate borne 28 (10) 1641. 

Abraham sonne of \V m Carpenter borne 9 (2) 1043. 

Mary dau. of Thomas Dyer borne 6 (5) 1041. 

John sonne of Thomas Dyer borne 10 (5) 1643. 
Fry Mary dau. of William Fry borne 9(11) 1041. 

W» Fry buried 20 (8) 1042. 
Foster John sonne of Thomas Foster borne 7 (8) 1042. 

Holbrooke Sara wife of John Holbrooke dyed 14 (11) 1613. 
Jcojfrey Mary dau. of William JeoiTrey borne 20 (1) 1642. 

King Mary dau. of John King borne 15 (4) 1039. 

Abigail dau. of John King borne 14 (1) 1041. 
Laddon Mary dau. of James Laddon borne l7 (10) 1636. 

Sarah dau. of James Laddon borne 5 (4) 1642. 
Meggs John sonne of John Meggs borne 29 (12) 1041. 

Melin Sarah dau. of Richard Melin borne 4 (2) 1643. 

Norton Isaac sonne of Nicholas Norton borne 3 (3) 1641. 

Jacob sonne of Nicholas Norton borne 1 (1) 1643. 
Newman Hope dau. of Samuel Newman borne 29 (6) 1641. 
Pitty John sonne of William Pitty borne 28 (11) 1638. 

Mary dau. of William Pitty borne 13 (11) 1642. 
Phillips Experience dau. of Nicholas Phillips borne 8 (3) 1641. 

Caleb sonne of Nicholas Phillips borne 22 (11) 1643. 
Reed Hester dau. of W m Reed borne 8 (3) 1041. 

Phillip sonne of Phillip Reed borne 24 (8) 1641. 









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Brou gltton 


Joshua sonne of Thomas Rawlins borne 2 (10) 1612 
Mary dan. of Robert Randall borne 20 (1) 1012. 
Lidia dau. of John Rogers borne 27 (1) 1612. 
Thomas Rock servant to Edsv. Smith d y ed 15 (5) 1G42 
Nehemiah sonne of William Smith borne 2 (8) 1641. 
Phebe dau. of Edward Smith borne 15 (0) 1642. 
Lidia dau. of Richard Silvester borne 8 (10) 1633. 
John sonne of Richard Silvester borne 14 (I) 1631. 
Joseph sonne of Richard Silvester borne 12 (2) 1638. 
Dinah dau. of Richard Silvester borne 2 (2) 1642. 
Elisabeth dau. of Richard Silvester borne 23 (11) 1643. 
Peter sonne of Richard Silvester buryed 13 (6) 1642. 
Isaac sonne of Raph Shepheard borne 20 (4) 1639. 
Tryall dau. of Raph Shepheard borne 10 (10) 1641. 
Joseph sonne of John Staple borne 19 (2) 1611. 
Joseph sonne of Joseph Shaw borne 14 (5) 1643. 
Naomi dau. of William Tory borne 3 (10) 1641. 
Mary dau. of W m Tory borne 4 (6) 1642. 
Micea sonne of W"> Tory borne 12 (8) 1643. 
Content dau. of Robert Titus borne 28 ( 1 ) 1643. 
Hannadau. of John Whitman borne 24 (6) 1641. 
Jacob sonne of Arthur Warrin borne 26 (8) 1642. 

Hixgham — Bin-rns. 

Manna dau. of Simon Burr borne 7 (6) 1646. 
Mary dau. of Tho: Lincoln & Marg r t borne 10 (2) 1648. 
Sarah dau. of Tho: Lincoln & Marg r t borne 29 (7) 1650. 
Mary dau. of Jo: Prince &, Marg 1 borne 8 (2) 1649. 
William sonne of W m & Mellcston borne 7 (3) 1650. 
James sonne to James Whiton &, Mary borne 10 (2) 1649. 

Hingham — Deaths. 
Esthe r Burr died ye 20 10 mo. 1645. 
Hen: Burr died 14 12 mo. 1646. 
Rose Burr died 24 4 mo. 1647. 
Tho Colliere dyed y e 6 2 mo. 1646. 
James Whiton died' 11 9 mo. 1650. 

Boston — Births. 

Isaac son. of Edward [Edmond] &, Martha borne 22. 9. 1651. 
Jeremiah sonne of Jeremiah &, Easter borne 5. 9. 1651. 
Deborah dau. of Francis &, Katherine borne 1. 11. 1651. 
Samuell sonne of John and Martha borne 4. 9. 1651. 
Mary dau. of William and Martha borne 24. 7. 1651. 
Nicholas sonne of Isaacke and Susanna borne 1.10. 1651. 
David sonne of Benjamine [and] Wilmat borne 6. 9. 1651. 
Thomas sonne of Robert and Mary borne 4. 10. 1651. 
Asaph sonne of Jacob and Margery borne 25. 8 1651. 
Anna dau. of Richard and Anna borne 16. 10. 1651. 
John sonne of Thomas and Margery borne 2. 5. 1651. 
Rebeccah dau of M r Edward Ting &, Mary borne 13. 5. 1651. 
Mary dau. of M r Thomas Broughto& Mary borne 5. 5. 1651. 
Sarah dau. of John & Hannah borne 6. 3. 1651. 
Ratchell dau. of John &, Hannah borne 28. 3. 1651. 
(To be Continued.) 

1855.] Researches among Funeral Sermons. 173 


[Continued from page 78.] 

AVERY. — " A Mourning Piece. — Bcim* a Discourse delivered at 
Brooklyn, in Pomfrct, Oct. 22, 1754. With some alterations. Occa- 
sioned by the much lamented Death of the Reverend Mr. Epuiiaim 
Avery, Pastor of the Church there. Who expired on the 20th instant, 
in the 42d year of his life, and 20th of his ministry. By Ebcnezer De- 
votion, A. M. Boston : N. E. Printed by J. Draper, 1755." 4to. pp. 23. 

For the first 16 pages there is nothing concerning the deceased in par- 
ticular. At page 17, &c, the following is found : — " Concerning him, 
the Rev. Mr. Ephraim Avery, late Pastor of this flock. I must pass 
over the first part of his life in which he had gained the esteem of all 
good judges that were acquainted with him : And only draw his character 
in miniature, confining myself to the time of his public ministry; which 
was the time of my very intimate acquaintance with him. During this 
time he appeared with a peculiar lustre, in the various relations of life 
which be sustained. He was calm, peaceable, patient, openhearted, free 
of access, sociable, hospitable, cheerful, but not vain, capable of un- 
shaken friendship, not a wit, but very judicious, not of the most ready 
and quick thought, but vety penetrating," &.c. Mr. Avery left a wife, 
who, " within a few weeks had lost her brother and her son," but who 
they were is not mentioned. 

BACKUS. — "A Sermon, preached January 3d, 1804, at the Funeral 
of the Rev. Charles Backus, D. D. Pastor of the Church in Somers, 
who departed this life, December 30th, 1803. By Nathan Strong, Pastor 
of the North Presbyterian Church in Hartford. Hartford, 1801. 8vo. 
pp. 19. Text, Psal. xxiii. 4. 

Although this Sermon does not state to what family Dr. Backus be- 
lon<rcd, it srives a sketch of him. " He was born of reputable christian' 
parents in that part of Norwich now called Franklin, on Nov. 5th, 1749 ; 
grad. Yale C. 1769, and in 1801, Williams College conferred on him the 
decree of D. D. His theological education was under the Rev. Dr. Hart, 
of Preston, and he became a licentiate in June, 1773. He was twice 
elected professor of Divinity ; first at Dartmouth, and afterwards at Yale, 
both which he declined. Air. Jabez Backus, who died 16 March, 1794, 
in his 17th year, while in Yale College, was his son. 

[Besides a volume of Sermons, 12mo. 1797, Mr. Backus was the Au- 
thor of many trticts, chiefly Discourses. In 1802 he published a Histor- 
icil Discourse, containing, as he modestly says, "A few interesting events 
in" the History of Somers. "Written in a time when he was taken ofF 
from preaching by bodily infirmities : Publicly read, Lord's-day, January 
31, 1802." In this Discourse, which occupies 45 octavo pages, a good 
account of the first settlement of Somers is found ; containing the names 
of the early settlers, names of Church members, &c. The first settler 
was Mr. Benjamin Jones, 1706. The Church was gathered 15 March, 
1727, and Mr. Samuel Allis was the first Minister, in which office he con- 
tinued about twenty years. He was succeeded by Mr. Frccgrace Lea- 
vitt, of Suffield. He d. 9 Oct. 1761. Mr. Backus was ordained 10 Au- 
gust, 1774.] 

174 Researches among Funeral Sermons. [April, 

BURROUGHS.—" A Sermon, preached at Hartford, Vermont, May 
24, 1813, at the funeral of the Rev. Eden Burroughs, D. D., Pastor of 
the Presbyterian Church at Dartmouth College. By James VV. Wood- 
ward, A. M., Pastor of the Church at Norwich, Vermont. Boston : 
Printed by John Eliot, No. 5, Court street, 1814." 8vo. pp. 19. [Text, 

Job, v. 26.] 

A note at the end of the sermon informs us that Dr. Burroughs " was 
born in Stratford, Connecticut, January 19, 1738. He received the hon- 
ors of Yale College, 1757. The first year after leaving College, he was 
employed in teaching a school upon Long Island. His theological educa- 
tion v/as conducted under the care of Rev. Ephraim Judson of Taunton, 
Mass. As early as the year 1761, he was settled in the work of the min- 
istry in Killingly, Connecticut. His connexion with the people of that 
town continued about twelve years." He was installed in Hanover, N. 
H., in 1773. Having been dismissed, in 1810 he took charge of the Col- 
lege Church, and in November removed to Hartford, Vt., where part of 
the members of the College Church resided. He died of the malignant 
spotted fever, 22 May, 1813. Doctor B. was married in Killingly, to 
Miss Abigail Davis of Oxford, Mass. She was born 9 May, 1745, and 
was the mother of eight children, five of whom she outlived. She died 
of the malignant spotted fever, 18 May, 1813. [Doctor B. was the father 
of the famous Stephen Burroughs.] T. s. p. 

CRAFTS.— " A Sermon, delivered at the Funeral of Samuel P. Crafts, 
who died at Craftsbury, Nov. 17, 1824 ; in the 26th year of his age. By 
Win. A. Chap-in, A. M., Pastor of the Congregational Church in Crafts- 
hury, Danville, Vt. Ebenezer Eaton, Printer, 1825. 8vo. pp. 23. [Text, 

Heb. vi. 12.] 

No further biographical facts are to be learned from the Sermon except 
that Mr. Crafts was sometime in College somewhere. [He was born in 
Craftsbury, Vt., 21 Jan. 1799, and was a member of the University of 
Vermont three years. He was the only son of Governor Samuel Chandler 
Crafts, who was the only son of Col. Ebenezer Crafts, one of the earliest 
settlers of Craftsbury.] T - s - r - 

DUMMER,— " The Vanity of every Man at his best Estate— A Fu- 
neral Sermon on the Honorable William Dummer, Esq. Late Lieu- 
tenant Governor and Commander in Chief, over the Province of the Massa- 
chusetts Bay in New England, who died October 10th, 1761, aged 84 
years. By Mr. Byles. Eccl. xii. 7, 8. Printed by Green & Russell, in 
Boston, 17G1." 4to. pp. 27. 

The Preacher well illustrates his text, in many beautiful and some bril- 
liant passages ; but there is nothing of a personal naturd in it. To make 
amends for that omission there is an " Extract from the Boston 
papers, Oct. 26, 1761," from which we take as follows :— " Departed this 
life, the Hon. William Dummer, Esq., in the 84th year of his age ; and 
on the 16th his funeral was attended with every mark of respect due to so 
eminent a person. Scarce any one ever passed through this life with a 
more unspotted character, or performed its various duties with more uni- 
versal esteem. In the gayest scenes of youth, he was preserved from the 
destructive paths of vice ; and in maturcr age, was a shining^ example of 
the most amiable virtues. In the beginning of the reign of George 1, he 
was appointed our Lieut. Governor. Upon the return of Col. Shutc to 
Great Britain, the chief command of the Province devolved upon him. 

1855.] Researches among Funeral Sermons. 175 

In this station he appeared with distinguished taste. The wise, incorrupt, 
and successful administration of Mr. Dummer, will always be remem- 
bered with honor, and considered as a pattern worthy of the imitation of 
all future Governors. Uninfluenced by party prejudices, superior to all 
mercenary attachments, he discovered no passion in his public character, 
but love to his country, and fidelity to his Royal Master. Having filled 
the Chair with dignity and usefulness for several years ; when a successor 
was appointed, he retired to enjoy the unenvied satisfactions of a private 
life ; with the approbation of a good conscience, and the applause of 
his country.'' 1 

[Gov. Dummer was son of Jeremiah, and grandson of Richard, who 
settled in Newbury, in 163G. Mr. Jeremiah Dummer, who wrote the 
able "Defence of the N. England Charters," was his brother. The lat- 
ter died in London, in 1739. — See Gen. Magz. iii. 490, 554, where it is 
said, " He had an elegant taste, both in men and books, and was a per- 
son of excellent learning, solid judgment, and polite conversation, without 
the least tincture of political or religious bigotry."] 

LANDON.— "Tht Godly and Faithful and Truthful Man Characterized, 
and his decease improved. — A Sermon preached at Boston, on the Death 
of Mr. Benjamin Landon, merchant : who deceased Jan. 8th, 1747, in 
the 53d year of his age. By Jeremiah Condy, A. M., a Minister of the 
Baptist Church in Boston. Published by desire. Boston : Printed for D. 
Gookin, over against the Old South Meeting-House, 1747." 8vo. pp. 
44. Text, Psl. xii. 1. 

The inquirer after the events in the life of Mr. Landon must look else- 
where than in the pages of this sermon for them. And yet it is said, 
that, " as the deceased was a member of this Society, it would be inde- 
cent in us not to take particular notice of his decease ; not to mention 
with respect what was excellent in the friend we have lost, and worthy 
imitation in the survivors." p. 5-G. " Mit. Landon was a man of a 
very good understanding : which was considerably cultivated by conver- 
sation with men of sense both here and in England ; as well as by read- 
ing. He loved a book well wrote ; especially upon the perfections of 
God," &c. " As to his charity, it was eminent — far from confining his 
affections to those of his own way of thinking in any respect whatever, 
he loved the serious, the good, the honest man of every sect." p. 32-3. 
" In short, I never knew a man that was a better pattern of good works. 
And since his death was so sudden, what a happiness was it that he was 
prepared for it ?" In a note to p. 37, the Preacher says, " Whilst we 
were thus expressing our wishes for the worthy Relict of our Friend, it 
pleased God to allow sickness to seize her, by which a period was put to 
her life, and all her troubles together. This pious and virtuous gentle- 
woman died Jan. 23d." Hence Mrs. Landon died in about two weeks 
after her husband. 

ROGERS. — l( A view of the inestimable Treasure of the Gospel as re- 
posited in Earthen Vessels, and thereby displaying the Excellent Power 
of God. A Sermon prcach'd to the Congregation of the First Parish in 
Ipswich, January 5th, being the next Sabbath after the Funeral of the 
Reverend Mr. John Rogers, Elder Pastor of the first Church in said town. 
Who deceased December 28, 1745. In the eightieth year of his age, and 
fifty-sixth of his publick labors with that flock. By Samuel Wiggles- 

176 Memoirs of Prince's Subscribers. [April, 

worth, A. M., Pastor of the third Church in Ipswich. 2 Con. 5, 18, 19. 
And hath given to us the Ministry of Reconciliation : To wit, that God 
teas in Christ reconciling the World unto himself, not imputing their Tres- 
passes to them. Hcb. 7. 23. And they truly were many Priests, because 
they were not. suffered to continue by reason of Death. Boston, New-Eng- 
land : Printed for Kneeland and Green, in Queen street, 174G " [Text 
2 Cor. iv. 7.] 8vo. pp. 24. 

The last four pages are devoted to a description of the character of 
Mr. Rogers, but contain not a solitary date, nor any historical facts beyond 
those on the title page, except what may be learned in regard to his fami- 
ly from the following sentences : " whereas in most cases such Breaches 
leave Congregations as Sheep without a Shepherd, it is otherwise with 
you : The son of your deceased Pastor surviving, who will take you by 
the hand now the Father is gone." . . . "ye will comfort and honor 
the desolate Widow of your beloved Pastor, it will be your own honor so 
to do ; and ye will pray earnestly for all the Blessings of Grace and 
Goodness upon his Posterity ; more especially on those of them whom 
Christ hath betrusted with the sacred Treasure of the Gospel ; etc." 

t. s. p. 

WORCESTER.— "A Tribute to the Memory of the Rev. Noah Wor- 
cester, D. D., in a Discourse delivered in Boston, Nov. 12, 1837. By 
William E. Channing. Boston : 1837." 8vo. pp. 28. 

From a Note in the end of this discourse, it appears that Dr. Worces- 
ter died "29 minutes past 9 in the evening of 31 Oct. 1837;" that he 
married his first wife "on the 21 anniversary of his birth-day, 25 Nov. 
1779." " His grandfather reputed a devoted minister." 


[Continued from page GO.] 

BLAKE, JOHN, son of Deac. John, was born in Dorchester, 23 April, 
1698 ; m. Abigail Preston, of Dorch. 16 July, 1724. (She was probably 
a dau. of Daniel Preston Jr., and Abigail his wife.) Children : — Hannah, 
b. 19 June, 1725; Elizabeth, b. 12 Feb. 1732; John, b. 12 June, 1734; 
Samuel, b. 15 Oct. 1736; Rachel, b. 11 June, 1741. Mr. Blake died 2 
Dec. 1772. Inventory of his Estate taken 15 Jan. 1773, by John Ilum- 
frey, Ebcn r Clap, Henry Humfrey. Am*. <£205. 9. Sam 1 Toplill' of 
Dorch. Admin 1 ". Mr. B. was a cordwainer. His wife deceased 17 Dec. 
1761. Hannah Blake, who may have been their dau., died 9 Feb. 1781. 
An Elizabeth Blake m. Thomas Evans, 12 Oct. 1764. 

Deacon John was born 16 March, 1656-7; had wife Hannah. He 
was a Selectman and Town Clerk in Dorch. ; died 2 March 1717-18. 
Children: — Mary, b. 26 April, 1687, m. Joshua Pomry 2 June, 1715; 
John, b. 27 March, d. 19 April, 1689 ; Samuel, b. 26 Sept. 1691 ; Han- 
nah, b. 8 Sept. 1693, m. probably Hopestill Humphrey, 14 Jan. 1720 ; 
Elizabeth, b. 21 Feb. 1696, who may have been the Elizabeth that m. 
Samuel Humfrey, 8 May, 1723; John, (the subscriber); Josiah, b. 11 
March, 1700, d. 15 Dec. 1747. 

John, the father of Deacon John, was a son of William and Agnes. 
He m. Mary Shaw, of Boston, 16 Aug. 1654, and died in 1688. On the 
27 April, 1657, his \ oungcr brother Edward was admitted an inhabitant 

1855.] Memoirs of Pri?ic&s Subscribers. 177 

of Boston. John was bound for him, " in the sum of £20. ster'. to save 
the towne from any charge either from the s d EdwJ or his family." See 
Town Rccds. p. 134 ; Drake's Hist. Boston, p. 350. John had two broth- 
ers older than himself, William and James ; and a sister Anna who was 
younger. William was born in Eng. in 1020, d. in Dorch. H03. James, 
b. In Eng. in IG23, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Edward Clap, 1G Jan. 1693-1. 
He died 28 June, 1700. See Reg. (1852,) p. 372. 

VOSE, Capt. NATHANIEL of Milton, the son of Edward Vose, who 
died Jany. 29, 1710, aged eighty years, was born in Milton, Nov. 17, 
1672, and at the age of twenty-four years married Mary Belcher, by 
whom he had six children : Mary, born in 1697, died young; Nathaniel, 
Jr., born in 1699 ; Jerusha, born in 1702, married Andrew McKay; Mcr- 
riam, who married Moses Billings; Elijah, born 1707, and Mehitabel, 
born in 1710, married Henry Crane. 

Captain Vose was a New England puritan in faith and practice, us- 
ing great self-denial, and educating his children in the most rigid manner 
of his sect. He ministered daily at the family altar, and continued so to 
do through the twilight of his life, which was passed in the family of his 
younger son. 

Early upon the Sabbath morning would he summons his daughters to 
the holy duties of the day by loudly proclaiming at their doors that " The 
Holy Women were early at the Sepulchre," but upon other mornings he 
left them to their rest. Among the last recollections of his favorite grand- 
son (the late Col. Joseph Vose) was the 17th chapter of Jeremiah, which 
he used to repeat to his children as being the favorite morning lesson for 
the Sabbath, which he learned some seventy years before while sitting on 
the cricket at his grandfather's feet, listening to the family exercise. 

From his frequent reading and quoting from the scriptures he was fre- 
quently called the walking Bible. As a tiller of the soil he was so suc- 
cessful that his name has been handed down to the present generation 
as " Farmer Vose." He was born, lived and died upon, inherited and 
transmitted to his descendants the farm which his grandfather Robert 
Vose purchased of the heirs of the worshipful John Glover, in 165-1, and 
where the eighth generation now live. He died in October, 1753. His 
inventory amounting to .£953. 

His son Nathaniel, Jr., born in 1699, married Rachacl Bent, and died 
before his father, leaving three sons : Nathaniel, born in 1731, removed to 
Leominster; Oliver, born in 1734, removed to Roxbury, and Josiah, born 
in 1741, did business in Boston for many years, and died at an advanced 
a«;e leaving no sons. 

His son Elijah, born in 1707, married Sarah Bent, and had four sons : 
Joseph, born in 1738, from whom descended Solomon that settled at Au- 
gusta, Maine ; Isaac D. Vose, for many years a merchant in New Or- 
leans, and Col. Josiah Vose, of the United States army, who died a few 
years since in command of the military post at New Orleans. Moses, 
born in 1742, and Bill, born in 1752, left no sons, and Elijah, born in 
1745, whose only son is the Honorable Elijah Vose, for many years of 
Dorchester, but now of Boston. 

The old homestead of the Voses in Milton was situated about a half a 
mile northerly from the meeting-house, directly opposite the brook called 
Aunt Sarah's Brook, taking its name from Sarah, the widow of Elijah 
Vose, who was constantly found sitting at her open door in mild weather 
and during the revolutionary war, accosting every traveller who passed 

178 Scituate Grave Yard. [April, 

with " What's the news from the war — I have four sons gone to the war, 
and want to hear what's the news from the war." The four sons were Jo- 
seph, Moses, Bill and Elijah. Joseph was the Colonel and Elijah was the 
Lieut. Col. of the first Regiment of Massachusetts troops and distinguish- 
ed themselves in Washington's army in New Jersey. Moses and Bill 
served in a more humble capacity, but they all served with that zeal and 
fidelity which demands of the present generation a tribute of respect and 
gratitude. K . j. B , 


[Communicated by David Hamblin.] 
Barker, Deborah, wife of Samuel, died Dec. II, 1739, aged 20 y. 26 

Barker, Desire, wife of John, died July 24, 170G, aged 53 y. Barker, 
ah, widow of John, died Sept. 7, 1730, aged 70 y. Barker, John, Esq. 
1 Dec. 1, 1729, aged 79 y. Buck, Abbah, dau. of Thomas, died Sept. 



died wee i, fti«*j, ugcu iv y. duck, nuuan, aau. ot 1 nomas, died Sept. 

1, 17 10, aged 2 mos. Barker, Hannah, wife of John, formerly wife of 

Rev. Jeremiah Cushing, died May 30, 1710, aged 40 y. 

Cushing, Jeremiah, pastor of Northport, Scituate, died March 22, 1705- 
6, aged 52 y. Collin, Anthony, [without date.] Cushing, Jeremiah, died 
May 30, 1710, 46 y. 

Dodson, Abigail, died Nov. 16, '95, aged 44 y. 

Gannet, Hannah, died July 10, 1700, aged 78 y. Gannet, Micah, died 
Oct. 1090, aged 77 y. Gannet, Mary, wife of Matthew Gannet, died 
June 9, 1713. aged 35 y. Gannet, Joseph, Jr., died March 20, 1723, 
aged 33 y. Gannet, Joseph, died July 19, 1714, aged 66 y. 

Hatch, Elizabeth, wife of David, died March 13, 1704, aged 56 y. 
Hyland, John, died June 19, 1789, aged 85 v. Hyland, Mrs. Fanna, died 
Sept. 7, 1803, aged 29 y. Hyland, Capt. Oliver, Jr., died Aug. 21, 1801, 
aged 29 y. 

Jacobs, David, Jr., died Jan. 3, 1714, aged 24 y. Jacobs, Mistress 
Sarah, died Nov. 29, 1711, aged 17 y. Jacobs, Dea. David, died Feb. 10, 
1748, aged 85 y. Jacobs, Sarah, wife of David, died Sept. 24, 1723, 
aged 52 y. 

Little, Mary, wife of Ephraim, died Feb. 10, 1717-18, aged 66 y. Lit- 
tle, Ephraim, late of Marshfield, died Nov. 24, 1717, aged G8 y. Litch- 
field, Josiah, son of Joseph and Tamson, died Nov. 7, 1752, a^ed 3 v. 
3 m. 3 d. Litchfield, Nicholas, died May 1, 1750, aged 70 y. Lkchfieldj 
Josiah, died Dec. 7, 1717, aged 40 y. 

Merrett, Nehemiah, died July 13, 1722, aged 17 y. Merrett, John, 
died June 5, 1740, aged 79 y. 3 m. 16 d. Merrett, Mrs. Elizabeth, wife 
of John, died April 13, 1746, aged 82 y. 37 d. 

Nash, Joseph, died May 23, 1732, aged 58 y. Nichols, Joseph, [broken 

Otis, Josiah, son of Dr. Isaac Otis, died Mar. 23, 1723, aged 17 weeks. 
Otis, Capt. Stephen, died Aug. 26, 1733, aged 72 y. Otis, Hannah, died 
May 1, 1729, aged 60 y. Otis, Hannah, dau. of Joshua and Hannah, died 
Mar. 3, 1744-5, aged 5 y. 11 m. Otis, Luce, daughter of Joshua and 
Hannah, died Mar. 26, 1744-5, aged 7 y. 7 m. Otis, Joshua, son of 
Joshua and Hannah, died Mar. 22, 1744-5, aged 1 y. 1 1 m. 2 d. 

Pitcher, Rev. Nathaniel, pastor of North Church, Scituate, died Sept. 
27, 1723, aged 38 y. 

Stockbridge, James, died June 11, 1725, aged 48 y. Stoddcr, Seth, 

1855.] Early Settlers of Portsmouth, N. H. 179 

son of Samuel and Elizabeth, died Aug. 15, 1712, aged 12 y. 5 m. 20 d. 
Stodder, Dea. Samuel, died July 25, 1762, aged 92 y. Stodder, Eliza- 
beth, wife of Dea. Samuel Stodder, died Mar. G, 17-19, aged 79 y. 

Tilden, Nathaniel, died Dec. 17, 1731, aged 82 y. Tilden, Jolm, died 
Feb. 9, 1739, aged 87 y. Tilden, Nathaniel, died Sept. 27, 1724, aged 
5 y. Tilden, Benjamin, died Oct. 23, 1732, aged 28 y\ Thompson, 
Thomas, son of Robert, died Mar. 3, 1722, aged 2 y. Thompson, Robert, 
son of Robert, died Feb. 26, 1722, aged 23 y. Turner, Abagail, dau. of 
Samuel and Abigail, died Jan. 12, 1723—1, aged 3 y. Turner, Liddiah, 
dau. of James and Mary, died Mar. 2(3, 1740, aged 4 y. Turner, Aba- 
gail, wife of Capt. Samuel, died Dec. 12, 1714, aged 58 y. Turner, Capt. 
Samuel, died Nov. 3, 1759, aged 89 y. Turner, Nathaniel, son of Capt. 
Samuel, died May 1734, aged 31 y. 4 m. Turner, David, died May 3, 
1G98, aged 27 y. 6 m. Turner, James, died May 30, 1776, aged 70 y. 
Turner, Mary, wife of Capt. James, died Aug. 19, 1775, aged 73 y. 
Turner, Mary, wife of Col. Amos, died Nov. 3, 1722, aged G2 y. Tur- 
ner, Left. Scth,dicd Oct. 10, 1713, aged 38 y. Turner, Col. Amos, Esq., 
died April 13, 1739, aged G8 y. 

Vinal, Ignatious, [broken grave stone.] Vinal, Patience, dau. of Igna- 
tious and Patience, died Sept. 22, 17G6, aged G m. 7 d. Vinal, Ignatious, 
Jr., son of Ignatious Vinal and wife Mary, died Sept. 10, 1751, aged 4 y. 
9 m. 15 d. Vinal, Mrs. Mary, wife of Ignatious, died July 3, 1751, aged 
29 y. 11 m. 27 d. Vinal, Mrs. Patience, wife of Ignatious, died Mar 27, 
J 77:5, aged 37 y. Vinal, Seth, son of Seth and Hannah Vinal, died Oct. 
G, 1754, aged 6 y. Vinal, Hannah, wife of Seth Vinal, died April 24, 
1757, aged 30 y. 5 m. Vinal, Mrs. Mary, wife of Jacob, died Mar. 1, 
1755, aged 77 y. Vinal, Nicholas, son of Jacob, senior, died June 24, 
1728. Vinal, Jonathan, son of Jacob, senior, died March 22, 1724, aged 
16 y. Vinal, Mrs. Mary, wife of John, died July 18, 1723, aged 53 y. 
Vinal, Mr. John, died Aug. 21, 1698, aged 62 y. Vinal, Ignatious, died 
Aug. 17G9, aged 79 y. 

Williams, Capt. John, died June 22, 1G94, aged 70 y. 

Young, Thomas, died Dec. 25, 1732, aged 69 y. 1 m. 20 d. 

[These Epitaphs I took from the old burying ground in Scituate, Mass ,• 
1852 ; they are all that remain, and in a very few years will entirely be 
obliterated. Having a desire to preserve to future generations all facts 
relating to our early ancestors, I devoted part of a few leisure days while 
rusticating in that ancient and beautiful town. 

A road has been made through this burying ground, which has, un- 
doubtedly, destroyed many of the grave stones. This burying ground 
was connected with the first church in Scituate. 

Scituate began to be settled before 1628, by men from Kent County, 
England. The town was incorporated Oct. 6, 1636. Mr. Giles Saxton 
was the first pastor, between 1631-34 ; as the early parish records are lost, 
very little is or can be known of their doings. — d. h.] 

[Communicated by Hon. John Wentworth.] 
The following names were copied from the Church Records of Ports- 
mouth, N. H., as members of the Church, May 25, 1640 : 

Francis Williams, Governor ; Ambrose Gibbons, Assistant ('); William 
Jones, Renald Fcrnald, Jolm Crowther, Anthony Bracket, Michael Chat- 

180 Early Settlers of Portsmouth, N. H. [April. 

terton, Jno. Wall, Robert Puddington, Henry Sherburne, ( 2 ) John Lan- 
der, Henry Taler, John Jones, William Berry, John Pickering, John Bill- 
ing, John Watten, Nicholas Rowe, Mathew Coe, John Palmer. 

In another record, I found the following, given in 1071 as " The names 
of them ye first embodied : " 

Joshua Moody, John Cutt, R. Cutt, Elias Stileman, R. Martyn, ( 3 ) 

James Pendleton, John , probably Fletcher, John Tucker, Sam 


In another church record I found as follows : — " Mary Edmunds killed 
by the Indians 26— 4— 1696." 


(\) Ambrose Gibbons was at Plymouth, in England, 8th April 1G30, 
and at Piscataqua, N. H., July 21, 1G30. Will dated Oyster River, July 
1 1, 1G56, and proven May 9, 1657. In 1632, he was living at Sanders' 
Point, near Salmon Falls, N. H. 

( J .) Henry Sherburne married (1st,) Rebecca, daughter of the above 
Ambrose Gibbons, and (2nd) Sarah, widow of Walter Abbott, who died 
in Jamaica before 1G75, and had brother Thomas Abbott for administra- 
tor, and left son Peter, who had sons John and Peter. 

Henry and Rebecca Sherburne had, — 

1. Samuel, innkeeper at Hampton, m. Love . 

2. Elizabeth, m. Tobias Langdon, whose daughter Oner Langdon m. 
John Lcighton, and their oldest child Elizabeth Leighton m. Capt. Ben- 
jamin 3 Wentworth, son of EzekieP and father of Col. John 4 Wentworth, 
of Salmon Falls, N. H., who was Chairman of the first Revolutionary 
State Convention ever held rn N. H. 

3. Henry, mariner, m. Dorothy, 3 daughter of Samuel* Wentworth of 
Portsmouth, and had 1. Henry Jr., born April 4, 1709, m. 2d Oct. 1740, 
Sarah Warner, b. March 1G, 1721-2, and d. 30th March, 17G7, and left, 
among a very large family of children, Dorothy, m. Jacob Wendal!, and 
Sarah who m. Woodbury Langdon, brother of Gov. John, and father of 
the wife of Gov. Eustis of Mass. 2. Samuel. 3. Mary. 4. John, m. 
Elizabeth, dau. of John Moffat, and was father of the late Judge John 
Sherburne and of Elizabeth, who m. Gov. John Langdon, who had an 
only child Eliza, who m. the late Thomas Elwyn. 5. Dorothy, m. Hon. 
Peter Oilman of Exeter, Speaker of N. H. House of Rep. &c. 

4. John, of Portsmouth, mariner, m. Mary Jackson, dau. of Thomas, 
who married James Johnson. He had sons John Jr. and Joseph, and 
daughter, who m. Capt. Thomas Westbrook. 

5. Ambrose. 
G. Sarah. 

7. Rebecca, (deaf and dumb.) 

( 3 .) Richard Martyn m. (1st) , (2nd) widow Martha Denison, 

whose first husband was son of Daniel and Patience Denison of Ipswich, 
Mass., and she was dau. of Samuel Symonds; and (3d) widow Mary 
(Benning) Wentworth, whose husband Samuel* Wentworth, died at Ports- 
mouth, 25th March, 1G90. He m. her 1691 and d. 1G93. He had one 
son, Richard Jr., graduate of Harvard College, who d. in 1690, before his 
father. He had son Capt. Michael, who had wife Sarah and son Richard, 
mariner, who was his only surviving son in 1721. In 1679 he deeds land 
to John Cult, who married his daughter Sarah. His widow died January 
20th, 1724-5, aged 77 years. 

IS55.] Descendants of Lawrence Litchfield. 1S1 



[By Rev. Adner Morse of Sherborn.] 

[In the following article, the figures in the left hand column, if before a father's 
name, refer back ; and if before a child's name they refer onward to the same figures 
in the right hand column. Small figures after names denote their generation of the 
race ; b. stands for born ; m. for married ; d. for died ; r. for residence ;'^s. for resides ; 
rm. for removed ; s. for son or settled ; dau. for daughter ; pr. for probably, «kc ] 

Lawrence Litchfield, the common ancestor of all of the name who 
claim a New England descent, was very early in this country. Of his 
origin and the date of his arrival no record has been preserved. All that 
can be gathered of these and of his character are but inferences from 
circumstances which are often as convincing as documentary evidence. 

The Rev. John Lathrop, in 1634, arrived in the ship Griffin, with a 
church and colony of " Kentish men" from Egcrton, in Kent, and settled 
with them at Scituate. With this company Lawrence Litehfield had nu- 
merous connexions whom he never forsook and who never forsook him. 
He must have been at their arrival a young man and unmarried. Here he 
is presumed to have remained until 1640. Mr. Lathrop meeting with op- 
position, determined with his friends on a removal; and they fixed on Sip- 
pican upon the S. Shore as their destination. Pirates haunted that coast, 
and they would there be liable to visits from them and French privateers, 
as well as from hostile Indians ; and prudence must have dictated early 
preparation for defence. Cannon would be needed for the security of the 
harbor, and some one acquainted with gunnery. The Boston Artillery 
Co. had lately been chartered as a sort of military school, and numbers 
even from other colonies came and joined it. Lawrence Litchfield was 
received a member in 16-10, the very time the new colony under Mr. La- 
throp were preparing to leave Scituate for Sippican. This is the first 
mention of his name on record, and the only notice taken of him at Bos- 
ton or vicinity. He belonged elsewhere, and was probably despatched by 
Mr. L. & Co. to acquire knowledge of military engineering and perhaps 
to provide armaments for their defence. The destination of the company 
was changed for a more safe location on the Bay, and they settled at 
Barnstable the same year. Here the name of Lawrence L. next occurs 
in 1G 13, in a muster roll of such as were able to bear arms. 

About 1G45, he returned to Scituate, having, it would seem, a wife and 
two children and connexions in S. of the name of Dennis, Rieker, Wood- 
fine and Allen, who might have influenced his return. In 1048, Tho. 
Dennis of S., apparently without family, made his will, dividing his hum- 
ble estate to sundry persons, among whom was Lawrence L., and there 
are references to show the continuation of his residence in the pious com- 
munity of S. until 1057, when he died. The silence of court records, 
properly considered, and the peace and good order of the community in 
which he lived, seem to endorse his civil character, while the eminent 
piety of the company in which he was found, and his voluntary continu- 
ance with them, more than the longest fraternized residence with any for- 
eign mission, indicate that he was like-minded and truly a man of God. 
He was married, but the name of his wife seems not to have been pre- 

The Rev. Mr. Deane, who has conferred such obligations by his valuable 
history of Sciuute, has ventured to speak of him as though he had been 

182 Descendants of Lawrence \Litch field. [April, 

unhappy in his domestic relations ; but has adduced nothing in support 
but an improbable construction of a self-contradictory record. Another 
interpretation, about as consistent with the text and far more so with cir- 
cumstances, removes all ground of suspicion that he had been divorced. 

His wife, probably the daughter of John Allen, [senior,] by his wife 
Judith, died as I suppose before him, leaving young children to the care 
of the grandmother. After the death of their father and that of John 
Allen [senior] and the marriage of Judith to a second husband or third, 
according to Deane, while she had two others yet living, she, in toe trans- 
cript of an affidavit, is made a witness of the nuncupative will of Law- 
rence L., which would have been probable enough if he had been the hus- 
band of her daughter, but very improbable if she had divorced him. Ju- 
dith " had been sometime the wife of John Allen," but not the John A. 
who survived Lawrence L. and had never been divorced. If the record 
can be made to teach anything credible, it may do so when read with the 
supposed omissions that I have added in brackets. " 1657, Judith the wife 
of Wm. Peaks testifieth that her former [daughter's] husband, Lawrence 
Litchfield, lying on his death bed, did send for John Allen and Ann his 
wife and desired to give their youngest son [her grandson or son by adop- 
tion] to be their adopted son, whereunto all consent." This seems to fa- 
vor the supposition that Lawrence L. was lying sick at her house, the 
last place to have been expected if she had ever discarded him, but a 
likely place if he had married her former daughter. In " 1602, Judith, 
the wife of Wm. P., petitions that her [grand] son, Josiah L., the adopted 
son of John Allen, may be allowed to choose two guardians. Granted." 

The same confused record afterward calls Anna, the wife of John Al- 
lin, his mother, and also "once the wife of Lawrence Litchfield." Of 
what avail is such a record ? It proves nothing. Besides, to suppose 
that a woman had married her third husband while she had two others 
still living and in the same community, and that one of these had become 
legally married again, would be irreconcilable with the morality of their 
day and neighborhood, and the then rigid enforcement of Christian laws 
relative to marriage and divorce. Peculiar confidence and friendship 
were apparent between Allen and Litchfield, not likely to have existed had 
they been successively the rejected husbands of the same woman ; and 
her consent to the adoption by the one of her child by the other in such a 
case could hardly have been expected ; but if one was her son and the 
other had been her son-in-law, and the child her grandson, all would have 
been natural. Such they are presumed to have been ; and no blemish 
attached to the character of Lawrence L. or to that of the mother of his 

1. Lawrence Litchfield w. , r. Barnstable and Scituate, had 

I. Experience, (a son) b. pr. at Barnstable, who had a legacy left 
him by Wm. Dennis of Scituate, Feb. 10, 1049 ; and another, May 
27, 1672, by Esther Woodfield of the same place. He took the 
freeman's oath IOCS, and was killed by falling beneath a stick of 
timber, when in the act of carrying it on shipboard. II is land 
was assigned to his only brother Josiah, by the court at Plymouth, 
in 1673 ; and his other property to his two sisters. 

II. Remembrance, b. pr. at B., m. pr. Lewis. 

m. Dependance, b. Feb. 15, 16-16, (pr. 45-0,) at Scituate, and was 
unm. in 1073. 

2. iv. Josiah, 8 b. 1G17, at S. ; given in 1657, by his father, when on 

1S55.] Descendants of Lawrence Litchfield. 183 

his death bed, to John Allen, who left him a legacy in land at S., 
June 2, 1603, of which the Court put him in possession in 1GG8. 
He had common land in S. assigned him in 1G73 by a joint Com- 
mittee of the Court and Town, and he seems to have commenced 
life with a good estate. He in. Feb. 22, 1671, Sarah Baker, dau. 
of Nicholas Baker, pastor of 1st Chh. in S., of whom, Cotton Mather 
in his quaint style says: "Honest Nicholas Baker of S., who, 
though he had but a private education, yet being a pious and zeal- 
ous man, or as Dr. Arrowsmilh expresseth it, so gooa 1 a logician 
that he could offer up to God a reasonable service ; so good an 
arithmetician that he could wisely number his days, and so good an 
an orator that he could persuade himself to be a christian ; and be- 
ing also one of good natural parts, was chosen pastor of the church 
there ; and in the pastoral charge of that church he continued 
about 18 years, until that horror of mankind and reproach of 
medicine, the stone (under which he preached patience by a mem- 
orable example of it, never letting fall a worse word than this, 
which was a usual word with him, a mercy of God it is no worse), 
put an end to his days, Aug. 22, 1678." He first represented 
Hingham in the General Court, and was pr. from Hingham in 
Norfolk, England. Josiah L. had at S., 
i. Hannah, Dec. 24, 1672; n. Sarah, Sep. 25, '74 ; 

6. 3. in. Josiah, 3 Jan. 10, '77, m. Mary Briggs, 1712 ; 

8. 4. iv. Nicholas, 3 Feb. 7, '80, m. Bathshiba Clark, 1704 ; v. Experi- 
ence, May 25, '83 ; vi. Judith, Apl. 25, '87; 
17. 5. vii. Samuel, 3 Feb. 4, '90, m. Abigail Buck, 1712 ; 2d, Fear 
Turner, Mar. 6, '34 ; 

3. 6. Josiah 3 , w. Mary Briggs, r. Scituate, had, i. Mary, Oct. 10, 1715 ; 
21. 7. ii. Josiah 4 , Feb. 23. '16, in. Thameson ; 2d, Abigail Stanley 

m. Dec. 24, '59. 

4. 8. Nicholas 3 became a prominent citizen, and was much employed in 

transacting public business. He represented Scituate in the Gen- 
eral Court at Boston 1738-41. He m. Bathsheba Clark, dau. or 
niece of Tho. Clark, who came from Plymouth to Scituate ab. 
1674, and probably the gr. grd. daughter of Tho. Clark, the mate 
of the Mayflower. He had at S., 
i. Experience, (a son) Nov. 20,1705, d. Jan. G, '06-7 ; 

24. 9. ii. Josiah, 4 Dec. 20, 1706, d. 1787, m. Susanna Morey ; 

33. 10. in. Nicholas, 4 Mar. 10, '07-8, in. Sarah Studley ; iv. Bathsheba, 
May 8, '09 ; 

39. 11. v. James, 4 Julv 12,' 11, d. ab. 1734, m. Ruth Tilden, June 15, 
'32 ; 

41. 12. vi. John, 4 1712, m. Lucy Cady July 17, 1750 ; 

4G. 13. vii. Israel, 4 1714, m. Penelopah Burden from Providence, and 2d, 
Phebe Holt from Hampton, Ct. ; 

51. 14. viii. Eleazer, 4 1715, m. Desire White, '41 ; ix. Susanna, 1717 ; 

57. 15. x. Isaac, 4 1719, m. Lydia Cowing 1743 ; 2d, Hanh Hercy 1758 ; 

62. 16. xi. Thomas, 4 1721, m. Lydia Cole, m. entered Jan. 26, '50. 

5. 17. Samuel, 3 w. Abigail Buck, m. 1712 ; 2d w. Fear Turner, r. S.,had 
67. 18. i. Samuel, 4 b. Oct. 11, 1715, m. Priscilla Vinal 1741 ; n. Abigail, 

Feb. 23 '16, (an Abigail m. James Bates of Hingham, '65;) in. 
Sarah, June 5, '18; iv. Judijh, 1720; v. Hannah, 1721; vi. 

184 Descendants of Lawrence Litclifield. [April, 

Experience, 4 '23, m. Rhoda Shedly Mar. 23, '54, and had, Wealthy 
and Rhoda ; vn. Deborah, 1725 ; and 
70.20. viii. Nathaniel, 4 Dec. 5, '27, m. Priscilla Nash ; ix. Remember, 
1728, m. Sol. Briggs, of Norton, Dec. 15, 'GO ; x. Ruth, 1730. 

7. 21. Josiah, 4 r. S., was on a committee of inspection and safety, 1777, 

m. Thameson , and 2d, Abigail Stanley, r. S., had, I. Josiah , 

1749, died young; and 
77. 22. ii. Joseph, 5 Rev., Jan. 25, 1751, d. Jan. 28, 1826, r. Kittery, Me. ; 
23. m. Josiah,* Dec. 22, '53 — a Josiah by w. Abigail had James, 
July 15, 1795; iv. Elizabeth, June 14, '56 ; v. Lucy, Apl. 20, '61. 

9. 24. Josiah, 4 jun., \v. Susanna Morey m. July 4, 1732, r. S., had Lot, 
April 23, 1733, whose name was pr. changed to 
80. 25. i. Josiah, 4 or Josiah was more probably by a former wife ; 
82. 20. ii. James, 5 Nov. 12, '34, m. Rachel Mansfield ? 27. m. Jonah*, 
Aug. 30, '36, said to have had Luther* ; 28. iv. Nicholas,* Jan. 8, 
'38; v. Susanna, Mar. 24, '40 ; and 
85. 29. vi. Daniel,* Mar. 21, '42; vn. Sarah, Feb. 14, '44, m. Samuel 
Stockbridge, jun., May 29, '66; viii. Penelope, Feb. 17, '46, m. 
Ephraim Litchfield ; ix. Bathsheba, April 9,49; 
91. 30. x. Jacob,* Mar. 12, '50; 
95. 31. xi. Israel,* Dea., July 7, '53, d. 1840 ; 
101. 32. xii. Lot,* Nov. 16, '55, m. Rachel Litchfield '77. 

10. 33. Nicholas, 4 w. Sarah Studley, m. entered Jan. 7, '37, r. S., had 
103. 34. i. James,* Feb. 10, 1738, m. Elizabeth Litchfield ; 

108. 35. n. Lathrop,* July 31, '41 ; 
114. 36. in. Amos*; 
117. 37. iv. Nicholas,* Mar. 7, '43 ; 

119. 33. v. John* ; vi. Elizabeth, April 28, '46 ; vn. Sarah, Oct. 14, '48 ; 
viii. Rachel. 

11. 39. James, 4 w. Ruth Tilden m. June 15, 1732, had 
121. 40. i. Elisha,* m. Ruth Cole; n. Ruth. 

12. 41. John 4 removed to Con., about 1743, and settled on Tatnock Hilli 

1 m. (air line) S. W. of Brooklyn Court House, then a part of Can- 
terbury. His wife, Lucy Cady, m. July 17, 1750, d. Nov. 8, 1803. 
He seems to have been an able and respected farmer and citizen. 
He had i. Susanna, Dec. 9, 1750, m. Wm. Fasset, of B. ; II. 
Sarah, Nov. 9, '53, m. Alpheus Brown,; in. Anne, April 15, 
'55, m. Walter Bowman, of B. ; 

127. 42. iv. Eleazer,* Aug. 26, '57, m. Keziah Witter, r. Woodstock ; 

131.43. v. John,* Feb. 18, '60, m. Sarah Butts; vi. Bridget, July 13, 
'63, m. Leonard Cook ; 

132. 44. vn. Uriah,* May 10, '66, m. Sally Witter; viii. Lucy, Jan. 3, 

'69, d. unm ; 

133. 45. ix. Daniel,* Sept. 16, '73, m. Olive Pierce. 

13. 46. Israel, 4 settled near his brother John, on Tatnock mountain in 

Brooklyn, Ct., on an extensive farm, from which may be had one 
of the most extensive and beautiful prospects in New England. 
He m. 1751, Penelope Burdin ; and 2d, Phebe Holt, Jan. 14, 
1766, and had i. Roba, m. Sam 1 . Adams ; II. Betsey, Mar. 15, 
1755, m. l'arkcr ; and 

1855.] ' Descendants of Lawtence Litchfield. 185 

134. 47. in. David, 5 m. 1784, Kezia Morse, dau. of Anthony M. ; 
iv. Elisha, slain in battle in the revolutionary war ; 

48. v. James*; s. as a merch 1 . at Coeymans, Albany Co., N. Y. ; 

49. vi. Mark,* Mar. 14, '68,'m. Susanna Falkner, and s. in Brook- 

lyn, Ct. ; 

50. vii. Leonard,* Jan. 26, '72, m. and s. in Brooklyn, Ct.; vm. 
Penelope, May 18, '75, r. N. Y. 

14. 51. Eleazer 4 , w. Desire White, m. Jan. 21, 1741-2, r. S. had 
1351. 52. i. Eleazer,* Sept. 16, '42, m. Deborah Witherel ; 
1307 53. ii. Ephraim,* Sept. 26, '43, m. Penelope Litchfield, 1766 ; 
54. in. John* ; 55. iv. Job*; m. Mary Bardy, May 21, '90 ; 
56. v. Charles.* 

i ■ ■ — - 

15. 57. Isaac,* m. Lydia Cowing ; 2d, Hanh. Hercy, m. 1758, had 

141. 58. I. Barnibas, 5 by 1st w. m. Lydia Patrick, 1764; 
248. 58£. n. Isaac*; m. Hannah; 

143. 58£. iv. Abner Hersey,* by 2d w. m. Polly Lincoln ; 

142. 59. v. Caleb,* m. Betsey Dunlap ; 

243. 59£. vi. Simeon,* m. Lucy Hatch, 2d, (Vinal) Osborn ; 60. vn. 

Canterbury, d. unm.; vm. Celey, pr. d. yg.; ix. Desire m. Beriah 

Curtis, 1783 ; 
140. 61. x. Stephen,* b. 1771, m. Rebecca Cudworth. 

16. 62. Thomas, 4 w. Lydia Cole, m. entered Jan. 26, 1750, r. S. had 

144. 63. i. Paul,* Rev. A. M., Mar. 12, 1752, m. Mary Bailey ; 

n. Elizabeth, June 13, '55, m. Calvin Jenkins ; 

145. 64. m. Ward,* May 9, '57, d. May 1, 1830, m. Betsey Merritt ; 

146. 65. iv. Roland,* Mar. 19, '59, d. Oct. 30, 1828, m. entered with Lucy 

Curtis, 17S2 ; v. Lydia, Apl. 5, '61, m. Israel Vinal of Scituate ; 
vi. Mabel, Aug. 5, '63, m. John Jacobs, r. Carlisle; vn. Sarah, Aug. 
3, '67, m. Job Vinal of S ; 

147. 66. vm. David,* Sept. 21, '68, d. 1853, m. Sarah Simmons, r. C. ; 

ix. Ruth, Oct. 2, '72, d. unm. a. 80; x. Abigail, who m. Charles 
Curtis, of S., and had ten chd.; xi. Molly. 

18. 67. Samuel, 4 w. Priscilla Vinal, m. 1741, r. S. had 

148. 68. i. Lawrence,* n. Elizabeth ; 69. in. Lillis* ; iv. Abigail ; v. 

Hannah ; vi. Deborah ; vn. Priscilla ; vm. Olive. 

20. 70. Nathaniel, 4 w. Priscilla Nash, r. S. had i. Nathaniel, Jan. 8, 1747, 
d. Nov. 1,'48; n. Priscilla, Oct. 12, '49, d. Oct. 26, '49; in. 
Priscilla, June 24, '50, d. June 24, '52 ; 
279. 71. iv. Noah, 5 Jan. 24, '53, m. Mable Wade ; 

149. 72. v. Nathaniel, 5 Dec. 20, '54, m. Sarah Mott ; 

309. 73. vi. Samuel, 5 Apl. 5, '57, m. Sarah Curtis, r. Freeport, Me.; 
vn. Priscilla, May 25, '59, m. Joshua Merritt — 2d, Joseph 
Brewer r. F. ; vm. Hannah, June 10, '61, m. Jacob Merrill — 2d, 

Benj. Curtis, and 3d. Bowa, r. F. ; 74. ix. Zachius,* Dec. 

21, ^S, went to sea, and d. at Surinam ; 

313. 75. x. Wm.* Mar. 9, '66, m. Ann Rogers, r. Freeport ; 76. xi. 
Luther, Sept. 70, d. yg.; xn. Lucy, Aug. 29, '72, m. Jesse Collis, 
r. F. 

22. 77. Joseph,* Rev. settled in early life as pastor of the Congl. chh. at 

186 Descendants of Lawrence^ Litchfield. [April, 

Kittery Me., with whom he spent his days. He was of the Or- 
thodox faith and is reported to have been an able and much res- 
pected clergyman. He m. Hannah Salsbury of Providence, who 
was b. Sept. 29, 1751, and d. as his widow at Merrimack, N. If. 
He bad 
i. Nancy,* Apl. 10, 1774, m. Joshua Chase of Kittery, who d. at 

Portsmouth, N. H., she survives ; 
II. Wm.e Dec. 22, 1779, (d. Feb. 28, 1831, at Sanford, Me., m. 
Susan Fernald, of K.,) 1799, and had i. Hannah, 1 Jan. 1800,m.Chs. 
Seavery, rs. Elliot, Me. ; n. Wm. 1 (d) m. Huldah Read, r. Saiford, 
Me., had Chs. Dec. 28, 1821, m. Olive H. Hill, rs. Bos. ; in. John, 1 
(d) m. Mercy Barker r. Bos. and rm. Indiana, had Horatio, 8 rs. Bur- 
lington, Vt., a machinist ; Francis, 8 rs. Milford, Kosciusko Co., Ind. ; 
Granville, 8 rs. unm. do. ; Wm. 8 rs. Rutland; Vt., and Geo. 8 rs. unm. 
at Sandusky city ; iv. Joseph 1 (d.) m. Mary Jane Stone, bad Emily,' 
d. yg. r. Somersworth, N. H. ; v. Leonard 1 rs. at Exeter or New 
Market, N. II. ; vi. Ann 1 m. Franklin Lewis, and 2d, Rus- 
sell, rs. Danvers; vn. Fernald 1 (d.) m. and d. in Bos. without 
issue ; vnr. Elizabeth 1 m. John C. Dam, r. Lowell ; ix. Oliver 
C 1 Mar. 29, 1822, m. Mary A. Lawler, rs. Boston, 
in. Hannah, 6 Aug. 23, 1783, m. Tho. Lewis, of K. ; 
jv. Joseph, 6 Apl. 13, '88, d. at Merrimack, m. Betsey Dame of K., 
who rs. at Kittery, Me., had Julia d. yg. ; 

25. 80. Josiah,* w. had 

152. 81. i. Francis, 8 ab. 1757, and u. Mercy. 

26. 82. James, 9 w. Rachel Mansfield, m. entered May 27, 80, had 
154. 83. i. Noah * ; 84. n. Joab, 6 ; and in. Rachel. 

29. 85. Daniel, 4 Cpt w. Sarah Whitcomb, m. Apl. 20, 1765, r. S. He was 

a prominent citizen and represented S. '85, and had 
157.86. i. Elijah* June 3, '67; n. Bethiah, Feb. 14, '69 ; in. Thankful, 

Oct. 23, '72 ; 
161. 87. iv. Silas, 6 July 17, 177-, m. Polly Briggs ; 
164. 88. v. Azotus, 6 Nov. 12, 177- ; m. Mercy Pratt or Cudworth. 
169. 89. vi. Josiah, 6 Mar. 6, 177-, m. Abigail Litchfield ; vn. Zintha, 

Aug. 16, '82; vm. Thankful, July 18, '85 ; 
175. 90. ix. Daniel, 6 July 10, '88, m. Hannah. 

30. 91. Jacob,* w. , had i. Lot* ; 

180.92. ii. I. Clerk 6 ; 

183. 93. m. Joel 6 ; 

189. 94. iv. Lot 6 ; v. Susanna ; vs. Penelope; vn. Agnes; vm. Agnes. 

31. 95. Israel* Dea. was an enlightened and much respec^d citizen. Lonf 

will his memory be cherished by the churches and people of S. who 
are still reaping the benefits of his protracted and useful life. He 
represented S. in the General Court in 1778, and was a member 
of the Convention in 1779, to prepare a Constitution for Mass. 
In 1820, he prepared a Genealogical tree of 110 families of 
Litchficlds, which, though without dates, marriages and residences 
and the earliest history of the race in New England, it shows an 
honorable reverence for sirs to whom he in common with so many 

1S55.] Descendants of Lawrence Litchfield. 187 

was greatly indebted, and indicates a desire to benefit them 
by turning their hearts to the fathers. Since collecting and 
arranging most of this Genealogy, I have been enabled through 
the assistance of my esteemed friend, Rev. Daniel Wight, 
of Scituate, to procure this chart, ascertain its perfect agreement 
with my arrangement, and add most of the families which appear 
without dates, marriages, and residences. Dea. Israel m. Sarah 
Cass, Mar. 26 1778, and had i. Sibal, Apl. 6, 17S0, m. Hector ? 
Stockbridgc. ; n. Zoa, Feb. 19, '62, m. Paul Merritt ; 

9G. in. Festus, 6 Oct. 18, '83, m. Penelope Stockbridgc and had 
Henry,'' Alexand. 7 Mary, Jane and Elizabeth ; iv. Enos, Dec. 

97. v. Enos, 6 Aug. 25, '88, m. and had ?. Enos ; 
195.98. vi. Milton, 6 Jan. 20, '91, m. Abigail Otis; 99. vn. Harvey, 8 Aug. 
6, '93, d. yg; vnr. Sophia, Aug. '97, m. Tho. Litchfield; ix. 
Serissa, Apl. 14, 1803, m. Rowland Bailey, 2d, Read ; 

100. x. Alfred, 6 Nov. 8, '04, m. Mary Cole, r. S. Scituate. 

32. 101. Lot, 4 w. Rachel Litchfield, m. entered Sept. 27, l"/77; 2d, w. 
Rachel Litchfield, (wid.) m. entered Aug. 4, '82, r. S.; had 
102. i. Luther, 6 Feb. 8, 1778. 

34. 103. James, 5 w. Elizabeth Litchfield, m. entered Nov. 23, 17G9, r. S. 

had i. Aaron, 6 d. yg; 
198. 105. it. Cummings 6 ; 

204. 10G. in. James, 6 m. Rebecca Bates, r. Springfield, Vt ; 
206. 107. iv. Lawrence ; v. Hannah, m. Danl. Litchfield; vi. Sabra, m. 

Elisha Merritt ; vn. Abigail, m Josiah Litchfield; vm. Priscilla, 

m. Perez Whitcomb, and ix. Susanna, d yg. 

35. 108. Lothrop,* w. Rhoda Perry, m. Feb. 11, 1766, r. S. had, 
109. i. Joshua 6 ; 110. n. Benj. 6 ; 

211. 111. m. Lothrop, 6 r. Bos. 

213. 112. iv. Meshach 6 ; 

218. 113. v. Shadrach 6 ; vi. Lucy; vn. Rhoda; vm. Elizabeth. 

36. 114. Amos, 5 w. Bathsheba Litchfield, m. entered Jan. 23, 1778 ; 2d, 

w. Aseneth Stockbridge, m. Oct. 17, '90, r. S. had 
222. 115. i. Rufus, 6 June 21, '79; 116. n. Lot, 6 June 10, '81, m. Mrs. 
Dolly (Sears,) Stockbridge, r. S. had no chd. 

37. 117. Nicholas,* w. , residence not reported, had 

225. 118. i. Abner 6 ; n. Irania ; in. Phebe. 

38. 1 19. John, 5 w. Sarah Hall, m. entered Oct. 26, '68, had 

120. i. Peter, 6 Apl. 3, 1797 ; n. Elenor; in. Nancy; iv. Hannah. 

40. 121. Elisha, 5 w. Ruth Cole, m. Aug. 21, 1754, at S.; had 
230. 122. i. Elisha 6 ; 
234. 123. n. Ensign 6 ; 

239. 124. in. Nathan 6 ; 125. iv. James 6 ; 126. v. Elotus 6 ; vi. Charlotte ; 
vn. Patty ; vm. Ruth. 

42. 127. Eleazer, 5 w. Keziah Witter, r. Woodstock, Ct., had, 128. i. 
John 6 ; 109. n. Loring, 6 r. W. ; 130. in. Witter, 6 r. Providence; 
iv. Rhe.diama m. Benj. Shephajd, r. W. ; v. Keziah m. Rufus 

188 Descendants of Lawrence Litchfield. [April, 

Fuller, r. Southbridge. An Eleazer Litchfield, perbaps the grd. 
son of tbe above Eleazer* red. A. M. (honorary) at Yale College, 

43. 131. John, 4 w. Sarah Butts, dau. of Dea. Samuel B., of Brooklyn, 

Ct., r. homestead, Tatnock Mountain, Brooklyn, Ct.,had, I. Fred- 
erick, 6 Jan. 30, 1801, d. May 28, '48, unm. ; II. Fanny, May 27, 
'02, r. in Canterbury ; ill. Betsey, Aug. 19, '03, d. Oct. 8, '05 ; 
iv. Elmira, Jan. 27, '05, m. Dea. Caleb Bennet, of Plainfield ; 
v. Eunice, Jan. 13, '07, d. Aug. 24, '25, unm. ; vi. Mary Ann, Aug. 
23, '08, m. Eldridge G. Hill, of P., and 2d, Wm. Call, r. 111. ; 
vii. Charles P., 6 July 19, '10, m. Eliza Coggswell, r. Killingly, has 
Wm. F. & Mary; vm. Son, May 1812, died very young; ix. 
Geo., 6 June 29, '13, d. Oct. 27, '37, m. Susan Thornton, r. B., had 
Susan; x. Foster, Sept. 15, '15, d. Aug. 21, '29; xi. Francis,* 
Sept. 15, '15, m. Alice A. Spencer, r. homestead, has Frank; xn. 
Lucy, Oct. 5, '19, m. Doct. Lewis Badger, of Genoa, Del. Co., 
Ohio, has George. 

44. 132. Uriah,* w. Sarah Witter, r. Hampton, Ct., had, i. Daniel,* r. 

unm. in II. ; n. Asa,* r. H. ; in. John, 6 r. II. ; iv. Andrew, 6 r. 
H. ; v. Eleazer,* Doct., r. Woodstock and II., had Harriet, Ann, 

45. 133. Daniel/ w. Olive Pierce, had, i. Abigail, m. Nathan Witter, of 

Brookline, Ct. ; n. Edward 6 m. Amanda Preston, r. Mich. ; in. 
Tho, 6 m. Marcia Webb ; iv. John G., 6 m. ; v. Lucy, m. Anson 
Fox, of Hampton ; vi. Olive, m. Alva Preston, of H. ; vn. Alathea, 
m. Abiel Robinson, and d. without issue ; vm. James,* m. Mary 
Whitney; ix. Uriah, 6 resides in Hartford; x. Elias,* m. Abby 
Fox, r. Hartford. 

47. 134. David,* w. Keziah Morse, m. Dec. 2, 1784, r. North Parish, 
Canterbury, Ct., was by trade a carpenter and joiner, and had, 
277. 135. i. Elisha, 6 Hon., July 12, 1785, at C, m. Percy Tiffany, 
Nov. 1808, rs. at Cazenovia, N. Y. ; n. Kezia, Aug. 8, '87 ; in. 
Lyman, 6 June 30, '90 ; iv. Hitty, m. Aug. 5, '92 ; v. Sally, May 
6, '94 ; vi. Festus,* Sept. 14, '96 ; vn. Deidama, Jan. 30, '99 ; 
vm. Lydia ; ix. David ; x. Daniel. 

52. 135 J. Eleazer,* w. Deborah Witherel, m. entered April 28, 1782, r. 

S.; i. John, 6 Nov. 1, '82; n. Lenthall,* April 10, '85; in. The- 
ophilus, 6 April 7, '87; iv. Eunice, April 21, '89; 135^. v. 
Perez, 6 May 30, '91, m. Polly Litchfield ; vi. Eleazer, 6 June 8, 
'93 ; vn. Fanny, July 6, '95 ; vm. Rufus, 6 April 30, '97, m. Lucy 
Vinal, r. S. ; ix. Cynthia and another dau. 

53. 136. Ephraim,* w. Penelope Litchfield, m. June 30, '66, had, 

250. 137. i. Melazer 6 ; 138. II. Eli* ; 139. in. Andrew* ; iv. Bathshe- 
ba ; v. Betsey ; vi. Desire ; vn. Polly ; vm. Sally. 

61. 140. Stephen,* w. Rebecca Cudworth, m. Dec. 13, 1794 ; 2d, Lucy 

Vinal, Feb. 18, 1816, and 3d, Keziah (Cudworth) Merritt, 

June 21, '18, r. S., had, i. Stephen,* 1795, Aug. 24, m. Mary W. 

Wade, r. S. ; II. Rebecca, 1798, April 25, m. John Damon; in. 

{To le Continued on Page 209.) 

1855.] Our Ancestors.— Gage. 189 


Much difficulty is often experienced by gentlemen from this country at 
London, in searching for information concerning their ancestors. A friend 
suggests the following as the best modus operandi for ascertaining the va- 
rio'us persons who compose the pedigree of their ancestors, believing it 
will save much time and trouble to them : 

British Museum. — This should be the first department searched. It 
does not cost anything, and only requires an introduction to the library, 
which can be obtained through the American ambassador. He.-e are al- 
most all the heraldic visitations, and so large a collection of genealogical 
information as to form a moderate sized library of itself. Refer to coun- 
ty histories, records of baptisms, of burials, and marriages of dissenters. 

Herald's College— Near St. Paul's.— The searches in this department 
are made by the officers of it It is very expensive, and information lim- 
ited, because they do not possess the heraldic visitations. Let it be the 
last place of inquiry. 

Wills, — Wills are deposited in many places besides Doctor's Commons. 
The places are spread all over England, and can only be discovered where 
situate by reading the documents published by authority of the House of 
Commons. Their title is, " Returns of all places, &.C., entitled to grant 
probates and letters of adminstration," &c. There are three or four vol- 
umes, a copy of which will be found in the British Museum. 

Deacon's Coffee-house— Walbrook street, near the Royal Exchange. — 
The proprietor of the coffee-house keeps a register of the names of all 
those persons who may have been advertised for in any of the English 
papers. He charges two-and-sixpence for the search, and for the copy of 
the information something more. 

The Court of Hustings— In the Guildhall of the city of London.— Many 
wills and pedigrees here. 

Library of the Archbishop of Canterbury— -In the palace at Lambeth — 
Many wills and pedigrees here. Charge 10s. 6d. for the search. 

Dissenter's Library — Whitecross street.— Here may be had informa- 
tion respecting births, marriages, and burials. 

Dissejiter's Burial Ground, called Bunhill Fields Burial Ground. — 
Much information can be got respecting the members of the families of 
dissenters, for they have preserved a copy of every monumental inscrip- 
tion from the establishment of the place. There are some imperfections 
in it, but the gaps in this record are supplied by a manuscript in the Brit- 
ish Museum, to which access is easy. 

The libraries of the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford retain many 
documents connected with this kind of inquiry. They were placed there 
for security during the reigns of Charles I. and II., and Cromwell. 

Every parish contains books of registers of births, deaths, and mar- 

There is a society or company of " parish clerks," who undertake for 
a given sum of money to find registers, but they are costly in their 
charges.— Extracted for the Register by J. E. Bulkley, Esq. 

" GAGE. 

Petition of Daniel Gage of Bradford,— that he having kept a ferry over 
Merrimack river for the space of sixteen years last past, — requests the 
right of said ferry to be confirmed to him and his heirs. It passed in the 
negative. — Jour rials House Reps. 8 Oct.> 1730. 

100 Notices of Publications. [April, 


Genealogy of Warren, with Some Historical Sketches. By John C. War- 
ken, M. D., Emeritus Professor of Harvard University. Boston: 
1S54. Royal 4to. pp. 1 13. 

This work not having been printed for sale, a notice of it may cause disappoint- 
ment to genealogists ; but it is to be hoped, that, at no distant da}', an edition may be 
printed for sale, that the Public may be in possession of a work of such general inter- 
est as that of Warren is, and ever must be. There are accessible genealogies of iVash- 
ington, of Adams, and of Franklin, and certainly there should be one of Warren. 

Not having investigated in detail the steps by which Dr. Warren has formed his 
work, we of course are not prepared to pass any judgment upon that particular part 
of it ; while, upon the style of its execution, the beautiful and well written "sketches," 
(as he modestly terms them) and the costly embellishments, we are prepared to bestow 
our most hearty commendation. There had been before this a few handsome, and 
one or two even elegant genealogical Family Memoirs ; but this by far eclip>cs them 
all in elegance, internal and external. There are views of the seats of the ancestor 
Warrens in England for many generations ; the old Castles whose foundations were 
laid in barbarous ages j when their name implied their use ; and the Old Churches 
in which they sought divine aid in all important undertakings. Besides these views 
there are in the work splendidly executed portraits of General Joseph Warren, with 
whose history every one is familiar, of the distinguished Dr. John Warren, and of his 
no less distinguished son, the Author of the work. 

The History of an Expedition against Fort Du Quesne, in 1755 ; under 
Major General Edward Braddock, Generalissimo of H. B. M. Forces 
in America. Edited from the Original Mss. By Winthrop Sar- 
gent, M. A., Member of the Hist. Soc. of Pennsylvania. 8vo.' Phil- 
adelphia : 1855. pp. 423. 

There never need be a handsomer book come from any press than this, about which 
we have undertaken to say a few words ; — more to bring it to the notice of the read- 
ers of the Register than to offer any elaborate remarks upon it. The name of "Gen- 
eral Braddock" is perhaps quite as familiarly known as any other name in .American 
History, but until the issue of the present volume there has not been published a 
complete account of his memorable Expedition, and his disastrous defeat on the 
banks of the Monongahela. 

" Braddock's Expedition," as now published, appears under the auspices of the 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania; a Society second to none in the country, for its 
appreciation of what the objects of a Historical Society should be. The following 
brief extract from the Editor's Preface will express what is necessary to be known 
relative to the contents of the volume: — "During the term of Mr. J. R. Ingersoll's 
official residence at London, he procured for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 
copies of the three journals which constitute the basis of this volume. A few months 
since, these were committed by the Society to the hands of the Editor, with a request 
to prepare therefrom such a work as he has now the honor to lay before it and the 

From a very cursory survey of this work we have formed a very favorable opinion 
of the manner in which Mr. Sargent has executed his labors. His introduction com- 
prises something more than half the volume, and is drawn up with care and judg- 
ment; though he has failed to speak with proper caution upon some points. We will 
mention one, which is rather important. On page 115 he says, "When or where 
Edward Braddock was born, ihere is no means of ascertaining," and intimates that 
he was an Irishman. Now the name is purely English, and probably originated at 
" Brodoak," {broad oak) in Cornwall, and we are told by Masters in his Hist, of 
Corp. Christ. Col. 427, published two years before the General met his fate in Amer- 
ica, that he was a son of Edward Braddock, a Major General in the reign of Queen 
Anne, and was born in Westminster; that he was admitted a Fellow of Corpus 
Christi, 20 June, 1710, but took no degree there, "choosing rather a military life, in 
which he hath raised himself to the rank of Major General ; and such an opinion 
have the Administration of his courage and abilities, that they have entrusted him 

1855.] Notices of Publications. 191 

with the command in chief of the forces lately sent to the West Indies, to curb the 
insolence and treachery of the French." 

The work before us is beautifully illustrated with views, plans and maps. A few 
such volumes will well compensate the sub^ribers to the Society's fund — the sub- 
scription being but twenty dollars, and ensures them a copy of all its publications dur- 
ing life. 

Fitist Church in Newark. — Historical Discourses, relating to the First 
Presbyterian Church in Newark ; originally delivered to the Congrega- 
tion of that Church during the month of January, 1851. By Jonathan 
F. Stearns, D.D. Pastor of the Church. With Notes and lllistrations. 
Newark, 1853. 8vo. pp. 320. 

At almost every opening of the leaves of this book the eye falls upon familiar New 
England names; and it cannot be regarded other than a part of the History of New 
England. The Author of the Discourses, so far as we are able to judge, has faith- 
fully and ably performed his task. His pages are accompanied with extensive notes, 
upon which he must have spent much time. They are judicious, and happily illus 
trate important facts, as well in the historical as in the biographical department. 
There is an engraving of the "First Presbyterian Church," built about 1787, which 
admirably brings it to our mind ; and there are portraits of Rev. Aaron Burr, Rev. 
Alexander Macwhorter, Dr. Griffin and Rev. James Richards. Several of these are 
highly finished. 

There is about the whole work exhibited an antiquarian taste and spirit, without 
which it would have been useless to attempt it. In his Preface the Author acknowl- 
edges assistance from several well known antiquaries, and at the hazard of being 
invidious we will mention our venerable friends, Rev. Stephen Dodd, of East Haven, 
Ct. and Rev. Samuel Sewall, of Burlington, in this State; while of another, we will let 
him speak himself. Having mentioned several he says, "but especially from Mr. 
S. H. Congar, the indefatigable antiquarian [antiquary] of Newark " he had received 
valuable assistance. 

The Coquette; or, the History of Eliza Wharton. A Novel : founded on 
Fact. By a lady of Massachusetts. New Edition. With an Histori- 
cal Preface, and Memoir of the Author. Boston : Win. P. Fetridgc &, 
Co. 1855. 12mo. pp. 280. 

Although the "Coquette" was first published sixty years ago (wanting two) yet, 
as the Editress remarks, it has gone through some "scores of editions" since, and 
yet it is probably new to most of the rising generation at this day; for there has not 
been scarcely a readible edition since the first, which was issued by Ebenezer Laikin, 
No. 47 Cornhill, in 1797. 

Messrs, Fetridge Ic Co.'s edition of the Coquette is by far the handsomest one that 
has been issued; but we wish they had preserved the inscription on "Eliza's" tomb 
in the style Mr. Larkin printed it. It is, however, of no material importance, as the 
reading is the same. 

With the fictitious part of "Eliza Wharton" we have nothing to do; but we are 
told that, in reality, there is very little fiction in it; that we have only to substitute 
Elizabeth Whitman for Eliza Wharton, Joseph Buckminster for J. Boyer, Mrs. Henry 
Hill for Mrs. Sumner, and Hon. Pierrepont Edwards for Peter Sanford, and we have 
a veritable piece of New England's romantic history. However this may be, the 
most attractive part of the book to us is, its " Historical Preface," by the gifted and 
well known poetess, Mrs. Jane E. Locke. This alone is worth the price of the work. 
In brief, it is intensely interesting. There is philosophy as well as poetry in it; and 
the skill with which she has used her materials makes us lament that she has given 
us no more. 

The American Almanack and Repository of .Useful Knowledge, for the 
year 1855. Boston : Phillips, Sampson &, Co. 12mo. pp. 352. 

Messrs. Phillips, Sampson <Sc Co., have got up this valuable annual as they get up 
all their works, in excellent style. The plan of its Contents are so familiar to all that 
i any notice of them would in this twenty-seventh year of its age (for it has been pub- 
lished twenty-six years,) be entirely superlluous. It has increased somewhat in size 

192 Notices of Publications. [April, 

since it began, and it requires no little skill, we think, to keep it in a reasonable com- 
pass. One might very well suppose that it must grow to keep pace with this rapidly 
growing country, and hence the ability to keep it from growing to too large a bulk, 
must be nearly equal to that of its origination. However, the amount of information 
compressed within its pages is immense, and of a character in which everybody is 

The Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Dr. Noffs Presidency 
of Union College. July~25th, 1854. Schenectady: 1854. 8vo. pp. 

J •- -- . 

The occasion which gave rise to this work was one of very great interest, a. r well 
in respect to the venerable President, as to the Institution over which he has so long 
and so ably presided. It opens with three pages of " Preliminary Proceedings." 
Then follows " An Historical Address before the Alumni, by Hon. W. W. Campbell. 
Next, we have Dr. Francis Wayland's, "On the Occasion of the Fiftieth Anniversary." 
Next, is Dr. Nott's Address; also Remarks by Judge Parker, Dr. Kennedy, Dr. Ches- 
ter, Mr. Tracy, Dr. Eaton, Dr. Hamilton, and Rev. Mr. Brooks. By the tenor of the 
whole it is easy to perceive that Union College is one of the most important literary 
institutions in the country, and that its friends are determined it shall continue to hold 
the high rank it has attained. 

Discourses and Speeches delivered at the Celebration of the Semi- Centen- 
nial Anniversary of Monson Academy, Monson, Mass., July \8th and 
19th, 1854. Published by the Trustees. New York : 1855. 8vo. 
pp. 90. 

That stern and jealous old naval Commander, for whom the town of Monson was 
named, could never have imagined that a town in this "remote corner of the 
earth," much less that an Academy of learning, would rise up to perpetuate his name ; 
and though he erected a monument to his'own memory, it is scarcely seen at this day 
except by antiquaries, while Monson Academy keeps his memory fresh in every suc- 
ceeding year. 

The two Discourses forming the principal part of these 90 pages are by those able 
gentlemen, Mr. Charles Hammond and Mr. Richard S. Storrs, Jr. This announce- 
ment is better, perhaps, than anything which we could say in their commendation. 
For a copy of the work we are indebted to our valued correspondent J. R. Flynt, Esq. 

The History of Mason §■ Dixon's Line ; contained in an Address deliv- 
ered by John H. B. Latrobe of Maryland, before the Hist. Society 
of Pennsylvania, Nov. 8th, 1854. Press of the Society. 1855. 8vo. 
pp. 52. 

Few words or phrases are more familiar to readers of Congressional eloquence than 
"Mason and Dixon's Line ;" while it is just about as intelligible to the majority of 
them, as the boundary of "Down East" is to the young reader of Major Downing's 
epistles. It is sufficient to observe in this notice that mystery need no longer hang 
over "Mason and Dixon's Line," for Mr. Latrobe has fully and thoroughly explained 
everything relative to it in the pages before us. We are glad to learn by a note on 
page 11, that Mr. Streeter's work on "Claiborne and his Times," may, at not a very 
distant period be expected. Whoever has been knowing to the ability and industry 
thereon employed, will feel anxious that the interval to its publication may be brief. 

Proceedings of the Kibourn Historical and Genealogical Society. 1854. 

8vo. pp. 16. 

It is several years since this Society was formed, but its exertions do not seem to be 
at all remitted. It is too apt to be the case, that selfishness and pride prompt indi- 
viduals to enter into researches of this nature, and when, by any means, they have 
found out their direct line of descent to their supposed emigrant ancestor, they relin- 
quish all proceedings and care, or affect to care, for nothing farther. There are, we 
imagine, no narrow-minded people of this sort among the Kilbournes ; or, if there are 
any, they could hardly be brought to confess the fact, so long as P. K. Kilbourne, Esq., 
has a being among them. 


Marriages and Deaths. 




Tiffany, Mr. George P. of Baltimore,, to 
Miss Annie D. Thomdike, dau. of Israel 
Thorndike, formerly of Boston, at N 
York, 25 January. 

Stearns, Rev. Eben S., Prin. of the State 
Normal School at Fiamingham, (son of 
Rev. Sanrl S. of Bedford,) to Miss Ellen 
A., dau. of John Kuhn, Esq., of Boston, 
by Rev. Wm. A. Stearns, D. D., of Cam- 
bridge, 23 Aug. 1854. 


Abbott, Mr. Aaron, New Canaan, Ct., 9 
Dec , ae. 96 ; a Revolutionary soldier. 

Abercrombie, Sarah, Pelham, 8 Dec, ae. 
98; dau. of Rev. Robert Abercrombie, 
first Minister of that town. 

Adams, Mrs. Hannah, W. Cambridge, 16 
Dec., ae. 93 yrs. and 5 mos., widow of 
the late Dea. John Adams. 

Adams, Dr. Zabdiel Boylston, Boston, 25 
Jan. ae. G2, of "effusion on the brain. ' r 
Few physicians in Boston have enjoyed 
more fully the confidence, respect and 
esteem of all classes, than Dr. Adams. 
For an account of his pedigree, see Vol. 
VII. p. 43. It has been said, that, dur- 
ing his long medical practice of 32 years,. 
he had not lost a day by sickness. He 
was most attentive to his patients, whose 
afflictions he not only relieved by his 
skilful prescriptions, but his sympathies 
oftentimes had a good effect to assuage 
them also. Long was he well known to 
the writer, and his kind friend, whose 
family physician he had been. Dr. Ad 
ams was a grad. of H. C. class of 1813. 

Allen, Capt. Ethan A., Norfolk County, 
Va.,G Jan., in the 77th year of his age ; 
the last surviving son of Gen. Ethan 
Allen, so well known in our revolution- 
ary history. He was born in Vermont, 
grad. W. Point, served in the war of 
1812, retired from the army on its re- 
duction in 1821. 

Allen, Mrs. Mary, Fairhaven, 11 Dec., ae. 
92 ; widow of Mr. William A., formerly 
of N. Bedford. 

Barnes, Mrs. Hannah Trask, Boston, 27 
Feb., ae. 55 ; wife of Isaac 0. Barnes, 
Esq.,U. S. Pension Agent, and sister of 
the late Hon. Levi Woodbury. 

This lady inherited the qualities of 
firmness and decision of mind and char- 
acter peculiar to all her family, whose 
united head were of that rare stamp of 
men and women whose names adorn 
the pages of New Hampshire history, 
as being distinguished for unconquer- 
able will, decision and energy. This, 
as is well known, was a marked char- 


acteristic of her distinguished brother, 
whom she much resembled in appear 
ance as well as in mind and character. 
United with this force of character 
she possessed an nmiab)e and generous 
disposition, which displayed itself in un- 
ostentatious deeds of charity and sym- 
pathy, with a mind richly stored with 
an intimate knowledge of .listory, par- 
ticularly the political history of this 
country, and evinced a superior dis- 
cernment into the principles of Repub- 
lican Government. She had a clear 
and well denned view of the truths of 
Christianity, firmly relying on them, and 
death having no terrors for her, attended 
by a devoted husband and friends, her 
last hours were sustained and consoled 
by the consciousness that she had made 
her peace with God, and was going to a 
better world. One who has been a fre- 
quent object of her kindness and sym- 
pathy, during many years of intimate 
association, offers this feeble tribute to 
her memory, in grateful remembrance 
of her many virtues. 

Funeral services were performed at 
the Bromfield house, the residence of 
Mrs. Barnes, and she was interred at 
Mt. Auburn. The services were con- 
ducted by the Rev. Baron Stow. 

Bartlett, Rev.Shubael, E. Windsor, Ct., 
6 June, 1854, ae. 76. Few persons 
have manifested so great an interest in 
the objects of the N. E. H. Gen. Soc. 
as the subject of this notice. Several 
letters from him have, from time to 
time, been read before the Society upon 
the Old Colony families, and were lis- 
tened to with great attention and satis- 
faction by its members. He was one of 
its early corresponding members, and 
a subscriber to the Register from its 
commencement. A notice of the death 
of a member of his family may be seen 
in Vol. IV. 19G. 

Bayard, Mrs. James A., Philadelphia, 10 
Dec, ae. about 77 ; widow of the Hon. 
James A. Bayard, late of Delaware. 
Her father, Hon. Richard Bassett, was 
the first U. S. Senator of Delaware. 
Her husband entered Congress in 1797 ; 
appointed minister to France 1801 ; in 
1804 was elected to the Senate (from 
Delaware); re-elected in 1810; in 1813, 
an envoy with J.Q.Adams and A. Gal- 
latin to treat with England, Ace. He d. 
in 1815, in his 48th year. A son Rich- 
ard B. has been twice a U. S. Senator 
from Delaware ; another son, James A. 
B., has also been a U. S. Senator from 
his native Stale. 


Marriages and Deaths. 


Beeciier, Mrs. Dorcas, New Haven, 5 Jan., 
ae. 80. 

Biu.inos Timothy, Deer Isle, Me., 7 Dec , 
ae. 91; the first white person born in 
that town. 

Blake, Mrs. Sarah, Boston, 6 Feb., ae. 93 ; 
widow of Edward Blake, Sen. She d 
at her residence in Pleasant street, on 
the spot where she had lived above 50 
years. She became a member of Hollis 
St. Church 65 yrs. ago, and outlived all 
the members of that Parish save one., Mr. Charles, Cambridge, 28 Dec, 
ae. about 50 ; formerly of the firm of 
Freeman cc Bolles of Boston. 

Bradford, Miss Sophia, Duxbury, 2 Feb., 
ae. 94 years 2 months 19 days ; the last 
surviving child of the late Col. Gamaliel 
Bradford of the Revolution, and grand- 
dau. of Hon. Gamaliel B., judge of the 
County Court, and membet of the Coun 
cil in Provincial times, and was the 5ih 
in descent from William Bradford 2nd, 
Governor of Plymouth. 

Briggs, Mrs. Prudy. Dighton, 7 Dec, ae. 
90, wid. of Mr. Zebedee Briggs. 

Brown, Capt. Joshua, at Worcester, 13 Dec. 
ae. 89 yrs. 7 mo., formerly of Millbury. 

Brown, Mr. Jas., Watertown, 11 Mar., ae. 
.55 ; of the firm of Little, Brown <k Co. 
Mr. Brown was a gentleman much be- 
loved and respected by all who knew 
him, and he was extensively known, 
from his long occupation in one of the 
most prominent bookselling houses in 
this city. He commenced bookselling in 
Cambridge, about 26 years ago, but not 
long after came to Boston and formed a 
connection with a House in Washing- 
ton street. Within a few years he has 
made several visits to England in the 
promotion of the extensive business in 
which he was engaged. 

Batteli., Mrs. Sarah, Norfolk, Ct., 23 
Sept. 1854 ae. 75, dau. of Rev. Ammi 
R. Bobbins, first minister in Norfolk, 
and was born 22 Aug. 1779 ; m. the late 
Joseph Batteli, merchant of N., 24 July, 
1805, who d. 30 Nov. 1841. They had 
nine children surviving them. 

Nath'l Robbins, Duxbury, 1670, was 
from Scotland. He d. .1719, ae. 70; 
Nath'l his son d. at Duxbury, 1741, also 
aged 70. Rev. Philemon Robbins of 
Branford, Ct., son of Nath'l 2nd, well 
known as a clergyman in his day, d. 
1781, ae. 72. His wife was Hannah 
Foot of Branford. Rev. Ammi Ruha- 
mah Robbins of Norfolk, was son of the 
preceding, and brother of Rev. Chand- 
ler R., D.D. of Plymouth. He was b. 
in Branford, 25 Aug. 1740, ord. at Nor- 
folk 28 Oct. 1761, where he continued 
till his death, 31 Oct. 1813 ; was chap- 
lain in the Northern Army, 1776. The 
mother of Mrs. T ; t lell was Elizabeth 

LeBaron of Plymouth, b. 1746, m. 13 
May, 1762, d. 28 Sept. 1829. Of her 
family of 13 children, 8 lived to matu- 
rity, of whom two survive, Rev. Thos. 
Robbins, D.D. of Hartford, and Dea. 
Sam'l R. of Penn Yan, N. Y. Her 
father was Dr. Lazarus LeBaron of 
Plymouth, son of Francis LeB., a phy- 
sician from France Her mother, Lydia 
Bradford, was the 6th in descent from 
the first Governor of that name. 

Mrs. Batteli in her natural endow- 
ments combined both a vigor and deli- 
cacy of organization apparent in her 
mental developments. Her figure when 
young, united girlish grace and energy ; 
her complexion was fair, hair and eyes 
dark, her person small, features intel- 
lectual and graceful. Through life she 
combined a resolution and force of mind, 
quickness and strength of the affec- 
tions, and a deep relish for harmony 
and beauty, as they appeal to the sen- 
ses. She lived identified with native 
scenes, and though widely known with 
her friends, and observing widely, de- 
sired nothing beyond their sphere for 
opportunity of usefulness or enjoyment, 
disdaining to refer the sense of inferi- 
ority to that which is familiar. Happy 
indeed in the principal relation of hie, 
her mind and heart imparted freely of 
their stores upon its attendant circum- 
stances, a sunshine kindling from the 
depth of her attachments. Pier per- 
sonal tastes sympathized with the vital- 
ity and beauty of nature, directing to 
the culture and diffusion of native trees, 
and the nurture of plants and flowers, 
in every kind adapted to the season, to 
leave its changes to the charms ol' their 
own variety. Without pretension, she 
commanded ever the attention of the 
wisest, and without ostentation conceded 
hers as willingly to the weak and err- 
ing, rendering deference to the ele- 
vated, but partaking the grateful sensi- 
bility of the humble. She had early 
embraced the principles of religion, and 
pledged herself to them in a covenant 
which she kept. In her own family, 
from the first, her life was a ministry, 
as at the altar of the heart. The pur- 
est convictions of faith she held in asso- 
ciation with the charities of life, its so- 
cial and cordial feelings, the amenities 
of society, letting its spiritual power 
mature their earthly graces. Living 
for her family and the community, the 
efforts made for them were pleasures, 
duties in which Christianity should be 
known, while those of religion never 
neglected, were the joys of the hidden 
life, the springs of her daily living. 
The charities of feeling were habitual, 
while those of form fulfilled in principle 


Marriages and Deaths. 


and in all simplicity, pleaded perhaps 
a purer sanctification within, and pre- 
sented a clearer inirrur of responsibility. 
With activity but little abated, with ver- 
satility hardly dimmed, smitten in (he 
midst of friends and family and beau- 
ties of nature she had planted, the 
charm of constancy, truthfulness, hos- 
pitality which attended her is broken. 
The incense of its dissolution lingers in 
the approval of a life, whose labor as 
with that of others of her sex was at 
home, while its work was the world's. 
Removed in the midst of duties unre- 
mitted, of pleasures unexhausted, with 
principles still daily illustrated, her char- 
acter is the record of the past with her, 
its memory her praise. p. 

Brady, Henry Austin, Esq. of N. York, 
27 Sept. 1854. Mr. Brady was lost in 
the Arctic which was sunk in the Atlan- 
tic by coming in collision with another 
ship about 40 miles from Cape Race, as 
he was returning from a tour in Europe. 
His wife had died some time before he 
left upon this journey. He had been for 
several years a valued acquaintance of 
the Editor, and was an amiable, intelli- 
gent and highly esteemed young gentle- 
man. His taste for rare books was cul- 
tivated and discriminating, and he had 
made a collection of great value, which 
was very rich in works relating to the 
early history of America. He was son 
of Josiah R. Brady, Esq., of N. York. 
See Vol. IV. p. 373. 

Carr, Mrs. Phebe, Newport, R. I., 9 Dec, 
in her 89th year. 

Chamberlain, Dea. Ezra, Boston, 21 Dec, 
ae. 76 ; he was buried on the 24th from 
the house of his daughter, Mrs. Holmes, 

' in Chardon street., Nathaniel, Charlestown, N. H. 16 
Jan., ae. 94; a revolutionary pensioner. 

Coggin, Rev. Jacob, Tcwksbury, 12 Dec, 
in his 74th year. 

Daogett, Mrs. Mary L., New Haven, 26 

Dec, ae. 66; wid. of late Judge Daggett. 

Davis, Mrs. Elizabeth, Boston, 12 Dec~ae. 
76; wid. of the late Joshua Davis. 

Dav s, Isaac P. Esq., Boston, 13 Jan., ae. 
83. He was of the Old Colony family 
of Davis, and was brother of the late 
Judge John Davis of Boston ; who d. in 
Jan. 1847, at the great age of 86. In 
early life Mr. Davis was a rope maker. 
Of three surviving original members of 
the Mass. Char. Mechanic Association, 
Mr. Davis was one. He was connected 
with various other Associations, among 
which was the New Eng. Hist. Gen. Soc 
Of this he was an Honorary member. 

Since the above was written we have 
received from Rev. William Allen D.D. 
of Northampton, the following addi- 
tional facts. Isaac P.Davis "was the 

son of Capt. Thomas Davis, who d. at 
Plymouih, 7 Mar. 1785, ae. 63, leaving 
1 dan. and 6 sons. The dau. Sarah, m. 
LeBaron Bradford, son of Lieut. Gov. 
Bradford of Bristol, R. I. The sons 
were: 1. Thomas, b. 1756, d. at Boston, 
21 Jan. 1805 ; Senator and Treasurer of 
Massachusetts. 2. John, the late Judge 
of Boston. 3. Samuel, an antiquary ; 
d. at Plymouih, 10 July 1629. 4. Isaac 
P. lately deceased; and 5. Wendell, 
lawyer and Sheriff of Barnst: ble ; d at- 
Sandwich, 1831, failier of Hun. George 
T. Davis of Greenfield, late a member 
of Congress." 

Isaac P. Davis, Esq., was descended 
from three of the Pilgrims of the May- 
flower as follows : "I. Descent from Gov. 
Bradford. 1. Gov. Win. Bradford; 2. 
Maj. Wm. Bradford; 3. Wm. Bradford 
m. Rebecca Bartlett ; 4. Alice Bradlord 
m. Wm. Barnes; 5. Mercy Barnes m. 
Barnabas Hedge; 6. Mercy Hedge m. 
Thomas Davis ; 7. Isaac P. Davis. II. 
From Elder Brewster. 1. Elder Wm. 
Brewster; 2. Love Brewster m. Sarah 
Collier; 3. Sarah Brewster m. Benj. 
Bartlett; 4. Rebecca Bartlett m. Wm. 
Bradford, (being No. 3 in the preceding 
line of descent.) III. From Kichard 
Warren. 1. Richard Warren ; 2. Mary 
Warren m. Robert Bartlett; 3. Benj. 
Bartlett m. Sarah Brewster,(being No. 
3 in the line of descent from Brewster.) 

"It is worthy of record that the wile 
of Mr. Davis's brother, Wendell Davis, 
late of Sandwich, (and of course his son 
Hon. George T. Davis of Greenfield,) 
was descended not only from these ihree 
Pilgrims of the Mayflower, but also 
from John Carver the first Governor, as 
follows : 1. Gov. John Carver ; 2. Eliz- 
abeth Carver m. John Howland ; 3. 
Hope Howland m. John Chipman ; 4. 
Bethinah Chipman rn. Samuel Smith; 

5. Thomas Smith m. Sarah Cu.shing; 

6. Thomas Smith m. Elizabeth Wil- 
liams; 7. Caroline Williams Smith in. 
Wendell Davis; 8. George T. Davis. 
It may be that there are few persons 
who are honored by a descent from 
four* of the Pilgrims who landed on 
Plymouih rock, of whom three were 
'the first three,' Carver, Bradford and 
Brewster, and the fourth, Warren, was 
the ancestor of Gen. James Warren of 

Day, Hon. Thomas, Hartford, Ct., 1 Mar., 
in his 78ih year ; a gentleman who has 
filled many important places in his 

* The hue Abraham Hainmal Fsq. of Ips- 
wich was descended from a larger number. In 
a letter to an antiquarian friend in 1860, ho 
writes: — " I have succeeded in tracing my an« 
restry to six ol'ihc passengers in the Mayflower 
and six who came in the Anne." J. l>. 


Marriages and Deaths. 


native State, and few gentlemen will 
be more missed. Mr. Day was one of 
the principal founders of the Con. Hist. 
Society, and its first President, and a 
inemberof the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society. 
He was horn u July, 1777. 
Dickinson, Consider, Deerfield, 1G Dec, 

ae. 94. 
Doggett, Mrs. Nancy, Raynham, 11 Dec, 
ae. 85 ; widow of i lie late Rev. Simeon 
Doggett, and dau of the late Rev. Perez 
Dorr, Thomas W., Providence, R. I., 27 
Dec, ae. abt. 50 ; at the residence of his 
father, in Benefit street. Thus has 
passed away one who has had his full 
share of adversity. He was a man of 
talent, and was the people's Governor in 
their late attempted revolution in that 
Drew, Mr. Andrew, Durham, N. H., 19 
Dec, ae. 9t3i| years, a soldier of the Rev- 
Dutton, George, Esq., Utica, 21 Dec, ae. 
65 ; a native of Lebanon, Ct. Pie set- 
tled in Utica in 1S21, -and commenced 
the first Music Store in that part of the 
country, which is still continued. He 
possessed an exquisite ear for music, and 
was in high esteem with the late Jonas 
Chickering, Esq., whose improvements 
in the piano he fully appreciated. 
DwiGiir, Mrs. Clarissa, New Haven, Ct., 
25 Feb., ae. 72 ; wid. of the late Timo- 
thy Dwight, Esq.. and dau. of the late 
Gov. Stiong of Mass. 
Edwards, Henry Pierpont, N. York, 28 
Mar., ae. 46 ; one oi the Judges of the 
Supreme Court in that city. He was 
son of the late Gov. Edwards of Conn. 
Freeman, Mr. Robert, Haverhill, 21 Dec, 

ae. 90. 
Grimes, Mrs. Martha, Somerville, 25 Dec. 
ae. 58; sister of the late Hon. Levi 
Woodbury. Funeral took place on the 
27th, from the residence of her son-in- 
law, W. S. Morton, Esq., Quincy. 
Gray, Rev. Frederick T., Boston, 9 Mar., 
ae. 51. Mr. Gray was b. in Boston, and 
was for several years a Publisher in 
connection with the late Mr. Charles 
Bowen, of the North American Review, 
and other works. This business he re- 
linquished for the study of theology. In 
1834 he was ordained at the Federal 
Street Church, and in 1836 he was 
settled over the new church in Pitts 
street. In 1839 he became Associate 
Pastor with Rev. Paul Dean in Bulfinch 
Street Church, and soon after became 
principal Pastor. Here he labored about 
15 years. In 1853 he went to San Fran- 
cisco, Cal., where he continued about a 
year. Wherever he went his gentle- 
manly'deportment r.nd uniform kind- 
ness endeared him to all. He was an 

early member of the Hist. Gen. Society, 
and was much interested in its success. 
His disease was cancer in the intes- 

Hallett, Mrs. Dorcas, Yarmouthport, 19 
Dec, ae. 84. 

Hartley, Mr. William, Fall River, 10 
Dec, ae. 75; late of England. 

IlAYWood. Mr. Elijah, Blackstone, 23 Dec, 
ae. 86. ' 

Hooper, John, Esq., Marblehead, 14 Dec, 
ae. 78. 

Howland, Mr. David, South Dartmouth, 
23 Dec, ae. 88. 

Jackson, Hon. William, Newton Corner, 
27 Feb., ae. 71. The name of this gen- 
tleman is identified with many good 
works, and his memory will long be 
cherished as a good and upright man. 
He was an early advocate of Railroads, 
before one was commenced in 3Ias- 
sachnseits, and he lived to see them 
accomplish far more than he had an- 
ticipated, though by many his foreshad- 
owing of their utility *as viewed as 
visionary. He had been a representa- 
tive in Congress, and filled other impor- 
tant public stations. 

Kettell, Jas., Boston, formerly of N. Y., 
Jan. 11th, 9h 15m A. M. Born 23 June, 
1774, son of James and Joanna (Sweet- 
ser) Kettell, Newburyport; of James 
and Sarah (Call) Kettell, Charlestown; 
of John and Mary (Batchekler) Ket- 
tell, Danvers; of James and Elizabeth 

( ) Kettell, Salem ; of John and 

Elizabeth (Allen) Kettell, Gloucester, 
1653. t. b. w. JR. 

Lee, Mrs. Lydia Cogswell Wentworth, 
New Ipswich, N. H., 6 March, in her 
39th year; wife of Rev. Samuel Lee, 
dau. of Hon. Paul Wentworth of Con- 
cord, N. IL, and grand dau. of the late 
Hon. John Wentworth of Dover, N. H. 

Lewis, Mrs. Hannah, Dorchester, 15 Oct., 
ae. 92 yrs. 6 mos. 25 days. A woman 
of most estimable character. She was 
the dau. of John and Elizabeth (Fessen- 
den) Pierce, and was born in Dorch. 20 
March 1762. On the 5th Dec. 1782, she 
m. James Lewis, a native of Hingham, 
b. 6 Dec. 1759; d. in Dorch. 20 Oct. 
1827. They had 8 children, 3 of whom 
are living. James, the eldest, b. 8 Oct. 
1783; d. 6th Feb. of the present year. 
Mrs. Lewis was, for many years, the 
last survivor of a family of 14 children. 
Her eldest brother, John, (b. 22 Sept. 
1742, d. 11 Dec. 1833, in the 92nd year 
of his age,) was father of the late Rev. 
Dr. Pierce of Brookline. We copy from 
the Boston News Letter of 9th Feb. 
1744, a notice of the death of John 
Pierce, grandfather of Mrs. Lewis, and 
great-grandfather of Rev. Dr. Pierce. 
'• Dorchester, Jan. 31, 1744. On the 27th 


Mari'iages and Deaths. 


Instant died here, and this Day was de- 
cently inter'd Mr. John Pierce, in the 
77th Year of his Age: He was a Man 
of exemplary Piety, steady in his Ad- 
herence to GOD'S Word, to his, Wor- 
ship, Sabbath and Ordinances; benevo- 
lent, charitable, peaceable and just in 
his Disposition towards Mankind ; hum- 
ble and modest, temperate and self- 
denying as to himself. His Death is 
generally lamented. He has left a sor- 
rowful widow and seven children, and 
has had 51 Grand-Children." He m. 
Abigail Thompson 6 Jan. 1693, who 
was dat^. of Dea. Samuel, and gr. dau. 
of Rev. Win. Thompson of Braintree. 
Mr. Pierce was the son of Thomas, who 
was the son of Robert, one of the first 
settlers of Dorchester. See "Book of 
the Lorkes." 

Luther, Mrs. Elizabeth, Newport, R. I., 
9 Dec, ae. 92. 

Luther. Mrs. Rachel, Warren, R. I., 9 
Dec, ae. 83; wid. of Mr. Martin Luther, 
a pensioner of (he Revolution. 

Marryatt, Mrs. , Wimbledon, 

near London, Eng., 13 Dec, ae. abt. 88; 
mother of the well known Capt. Fred'k 
Marryatt, the novelist. Mrs. Marryatt 
was dau. of the late Frederick Geyer of 
Boston, whose residence was in Sum- 
mer street, where this daughter was in. 
in 1757. Her husband was an eminent 
West India merchant. Their son, the 
novelist, was born 10 July 1792; died 
9 Aug. 1848. 

McCleary, Samuel Foster, Boston, 11 
Jan., ae. abt. 75 yrs. Mr. McCleary was 
the first City Clerk of Boston, having 
been elected at the organization of the 
City Government, 1(3 April, 1822. Thos. 
Clark had been Town Clerk up to this 
time, who was now elected Clerk of the 
Common Council. Mr. McCleary was 
annually elected 28 times without oppo- 
sition. He resigned his office in Jan. 
1852, and his son, Samuel F. McCleary, 
Jr., was afterwards chosen to supply his 
place, and is the present incumbent. 
Few public officers have given better 
satisfaction in their offices than Mr. 
McCleary. He was son of Samuel and 
Mary McC, and was b. in Charter St., 
Boston, 23 April, 1780. His ancestors 
came from Gardin in Scotland to Bos 
ton, in 1741. He read law in the office 
of H. G. Otis ; was m. 24 May, 1821, to 
Maria L., dau. of Lynde Walter, Esq. ; 
was Clerk of the Senate 1S13-22. 

Merrill, Orlando B. Esq., Newburyport, 
6 Feb., ae. 92; the oldest man in the 
place, and was the oldest son among 12 
children, of whom only one survives ; 
5 having d. over 80. Mr. M. was a 
shipwright, which business he com- 
menced soon after the Revolutionary 

war. He not only built many mer- 
chantmen but several U. S. armed ves- 
sels. In connection with Maj William 
Cross he built the famous Wasp. 

Merrill, Mrs. Priscilla, Peacham, Vt., 
Dec, ae. 80, formerly of Haverhill, and 
mother of Rev. David Merrill, author of 
the "Ox Sermon." 

Newiiall, Mrs. Ede, Lynnfield, 27 Dec, 
ae. 85; wid. of the late Jacob Newhall. 

Nickekson, Mrs. Deborah, West Harwich, 
27 Dec, ae. 97 yrs. 5 mos ; widow of 
Enos N., a revolutionary soldier. 

Norris, Hon. Moses, Washington, D. C, 
11 Jan., ae. about 56; son of Moses 
Norris, a substantial farmer of Pitts- 
field, N. H. He was a Senator in Con- 
gress from that State, in which he took 
his seat in Feb. 1849. Previously, he 
had been a Member of the other House. 
He was a graduate of D. C, 1S28 ; pos- 
sessed respectable talents, but had too 
much diffidence to figure among ordi- 
nary politicians. He was a schoolmate 
of the writer, who much esteemed him 
for his amiableness of character. 

Olnev, Mrs. Adah, Providence, 25 Oct., 
ae. 81 yrs. 3 mos. ; wid. of the late Asa 
Olney. She was the youngest and last 
of a family remarkable for longevity, 
the children of Christopher and Priscilla 
Dexter of North Providence, R. 1. The 
parents each lived to the age of 71. 
Their family consisted of 4 sons and 7 
daughters, two of the former of whom 
d. in youth, and the remaining nine all 
lived until the youngest was 51 yrs. old. 
But one d. under 70 years of age ; the 
oldest lived to be 9-1, and their average 
age at time of death was 75 yrs. They 
resided in Providence and its vicinity, 
and were specimens of the plain, old 
fashioned New England character. 

Otis, Mrs. Elizabeth, Hallowell, Me., 3 
Mar., ae. 81 ; wid. of Oliver Otis. 

Otis, Capt. James, Brunswick, Me., 23 
Dec, ae. — ; a highly respected ship- 

Page, Mrs. Mary, Wheeling, Va., 13 Dec, 
in her 88th year: formerly of Boston. | 

Paige, Miss Mary Jane, Cambridgeport, 
27 Dec, ae. 22 ; dau. of Rev. Lucius R. 

Parkman, Samuel, M. D., Boston, 15 Dec, 
one of the most talented physicians of 
his age in the city. In 1844, he was 
elected as one of the operative surgeons 
of the Mass. Gen. Hospital. The late 
Dr. Geo. Parkman was his uncle. His 
maternal grandfather was the late Hon. 
Jona. Mason, and he m. a dau. of the 
late Edmund Dwight. He grad. H. C. 
1834. He d. at W. Newton, and his 
age was 37. 

Peters, Hon. Samuel A., Colchester, Ct., 
19 Dec, ae. 85 ; probably the oldest 


Marriages and Deaths. — Errata. 


member of ihe legal profession in the 

Richardson, Dea. Alford, Cambridge, 20 
Dec. ae. 76. 

Roberts, Philip, 10 Dec, Harrison Co., 
Ky., ae. 9U yrs. He was one of Mari- 
on's men in the perilous days of the 

Records, Mr. Jonathan, Buekfteld, Me., 
lb" Jan., ae. 105; a revolutionary sol- 
dier. He was the oldest person but one 
in that State. — [Transcript. 

Rogebs, Mr. Henry, Boston, 9 Feb., in his 
00th year ; one of the oldest Printers 
in New England. He was b. in New 
London, Ct., 6 Aug. 1786. 

Sampson, Mrs Sophia, Duxbury, 11 Dec, 
ae. about 70 ; wife of Levi Sampson, 
Esq., Isaac, Marshpee, March, ae. 95 ; 
the last male Indian claiming to be 
a full blooded Indian ; proprietor of 

Stevens, Mr. Edmund, Dover, N. H., 13 
Dec, ae. 76 yrs. 3 mos.; formerly of 
Canterbury, N. H., Mr. Peter, Rockport, 22 Dec, 
ae. 89 ; the oldest man in the town. 

Stickney, Mrs. Anna, Newbury, 17 Dec, 
ae. 82 ; wid. of the late Benj. Stickney. 

Stone, Mr. Nehemiah, Auburn, 7 March, 
ae. 95 ; a revolutionary soldier. 

Stowell, Mrs. Lois, Shutesbury, 20 Jan., 
ae. 96 ; the oldest person in the town. 

Strong, Theodore, Esq., Coal Grove, O., 
12 Feb., ae. 76; eldest son of the late 
Gov. Strong of Ms. 

Sumner, Mrs. Joanna, Roxbury, 10 Dec, 
ae. 85 yrs. She was a dau. of Rev. 
Joseph Sumner, of Shrewsbury, and 
wid. of Mr. Edward Sumner, of Rox- 
bury, whod. 29 Oct. 1S29, in the 81th 
year of his age. [See Sumner Genealogy. 

Sutton, Miss Catharine, N. Bridgewater, 
23 Dec, ae. 86 1 yrs. 

Taylor, Capt. Edward, Middletown, N. 
J., 15 Dec, ae. 91. 

Timothy, Daniel, Cummington, Dec, ae. 
99 ; a soldier of the Revolution. 

Timmins; Mrs. Elizabeth H., Waliham, 10 
Dec. ; wife of Henry Timmins, Esq., 

and dau. of the late Gardiner Greene, 
Esq., of Boston. 

Tisdai.e, Miss Susan, Taunton, 3 Dec, 
ae. 81. 

Traux, Mr. Isaac, Schenectady, N. Y., 
22 Dec, ae. 98 yrs. 5 mos. ; a soldier of 
the Revolution. 

Thayer, Mrs. Hannah, South Brooklyn, 
N. Y., ae. 92 ; wid. of Samuel Miller 
Thayer, Esq , late of Boston. She was 
interred at Braintree. 

Weeden, Mrs. Zelinda, Providence, R. I., 
in her 85th year; wid. of the late Mr. 
George Weeden. 

Whittle, Mrs. Sarah, Salem, 15 Dec, ae. 
93 yrs. 4 mos. ; wid. of Mr. James 

Wilder, Marshall P. Jr , Dorchester, at 
the residence of his father, Hon. M. P. 
Wilder, 29 Dec, ae. 33. 

Wood, Mrs. Sally, Kennebunk, 6 Jan., ae. 
95 yrs. 3 mos. She was known as 
Madam Wood, and was the last in the 
town to whom ihe venerable title of 
Madam was applied. It is said that she 
was the first Authoress in Maine; hav- 
ing been the writer of several novels, 
as " Dorval," " The Speculator," " Fer- 
dinand and Almira," "Amelia, or the 
Influence of Virtue," and "Tales of the 
Night." She was the dau. of Nathaniel 
Barrell, Esq., of York, Me., and a neice 
of Joseph Barrell, Esq , formerly ihe 
owner of a valuable farm in what is 
now Somerville, and from him called 
the Barrell Farm. The McLean Asy- 
lum now stands upon it. 

Wood, Mrs. Hannah L. : Salem, 27 Dec, 
ae. 81 1 years; widow of the late Mr. 
Andrew P. Wood. 

Wheatland, Benjamin, Esq., Salem, 28 
Dec, ae. 53; a grad. H. C, 1319. 

Whitmarsii, Mr. Samuel, Weymouth, 23 
Dec, ae. 99 ; a soldier of the revolution. 

Wolcott, Jabez. Esq., South Acton, 25 
Dec, ae. 61 ; formerly of Boston. 

Wright, Mrs. Elizabeth, widow, Hadley, 
15 Dec, ae. 9S. 

Yale, Mrs. Asenath B., at Ware, 14 Dec, 
of lung fever, ae. 61.; wid. of the late 
Rev. Cyrus Y. of N. Hartford, Ct. 


In the memoir of Mr. Peter C. Brooks in our last number, p. 20, it was stated, 
inadvertently, that Governor Brooks was " by jive years only the senior of Mr. P. C. 
Brooks." It should have been "fifteen years." Gov. Brooks was born in 1752, and 
Mr. P. C. Brooks in 1707. Vol. 8, page 212, /. 11, r. detecting. 

Vol. 9, p. 93, Art. Cusm.vo, T. P., for Cushing if Williams r. Cushing cc Wilkinson. 
P. 74, Art. Bullard, /. 2, r. Luther Wright. 

In pedigree of Walter, facing p. 209, Vol. VIII, in the fourth generation, read — 
"4. Nehemiah, born 13 June, 1741; died 27 July, 1742. Gravestone, Peter's Hill, 
West Roxbury," — instead of "4. Nehemiah, a physician," Ace. 

Mr. Drake : 

Sir: — As the principal design of the Register seems to be to furnish its readers 
with reliable historic d and genealogical statistics, I doubt not that you will readily 

1S55.] Inquiries. — Members. — Donations. 199 

correct an error which occurred in your last number, (Vol. IX. p. 59.) I refer to a 
statement in the memoir of Rev. Hairy Messenger. In that article, James, ihe llih 
child of Rev. Henry M.. is represented as being the first minister of Ashford. Conn. 
This is so far from being conformable to fact, that we shall find him considerably 
later on the list. 

I herewith subjoin a catalogue of the names of those who have been ministers of 
the First Congregational Church in Ashford, Ct., which, should it come within the 
scope of your Quarterly, you are at liberty to publish. 

The 1st was Rev. James Halt* who was ordained at the organization of the Church 
Nov. 2(5, 1718. He died Nov. 22, 1742. 

2nd. Rev. John Bass,f ordained Sept. 7, 1713. Dismissed June 4, 1751. 

3d. Rev. Timothy Allen, installed Oct. 12, 1757. Dismissed Jan. 1764. 

4th. Rev. James Messenger, ordained Feb. 13, 1769. Died Jan. 6, 1762. 

5ih. Rev. Enoch Pond, ordained Sept. 16, 1789. Died Aug. 6, 1807. 

6th. Rev. Philo Judson, ordained Sept. 26, 1611. Dismissed March 27, 1833. 

7th. Rev. Job Hall, ordained Jan. 13, 1831 Dismissed July — , 1837. 

6th. Rev. Charles Hyde, installed Feb. 21, 1838. Dismissed Jan. 25, 1845. 

9th. Rev. Charles Peabody, installed June 20, 1847. Dismissed Sept. 11, 1850. 
10th. Rev. Charles Chamberlain, installed June S, 1851. A. \V. 


Mary Draper married, between 1614 and 1652, John Lokerof Sudbury. Who was 
she and when were they married ? 

Nathaniel Wilson, of Roxbury, m. 16 15, Hannah Crafts, of Roxbury. Who were 
they? and when married? 

Henry Baldwin, of Woburn, m. 1649, Phebe Richardson. Who were they? and 
when married? 

Samuel Jennison, M. Oct. 1666, Judith Macomber. Who was she? 

Judge William Jennison, of Worcester, m. Sept. 10, 1700, Elizabeth , who? 

Benjamin Hiller, m. Feb. 10, 1714, Elizabeth Russell. Who was she? 

Tuos. Welch, m. ab. 1719, Elizabeth Hurd. Who was he? and when married? 

Joseph Hiller, m. Oct. 31, 1770, Margaret Cleveland. Who was she ? 

Information in regard to any of the above questions would be thankfully received, 
if addressed to F. W. Prescott, Custom House, Boston. 

Who were the children of Thomas and Rebecca Wheeler, of Boston, dates of births, 
marriages, Arc? Address Richard A. Wheeler, Stonington, Ct. 

Information wanted concerning the Hodgman family. Address Rev. E. R. Hodg- 
man, Lunenburg, Ms. 

Payne Ken\'on Kii.dourne, Esq.. of Litchfield, Ct., intends preparing for the Press 
"A History and Antiquities of the Name and Family of Kilbourne in England and 
America." He therefore solicits information to aid him in the undertaking. 

Gentlemen who have been admitted to membership in the Society during the last 
year: Gorham Brooks, Wm. S. Bartlett, Nathan Appleton, Lemuel Little, Herman 
Powers, Dean Dudley, Charles H. Morse, Saml. S. Kilburn, Jr., T. J. Whiltemore 
Boston; Amos Otis, Yarmouth; Joseph Allen, Northborough Resident. Geo. Mount 
fort, Candia ; John Waddington, London; E. B. O'Callaghan, E. W. Leavenworth 
Albany ; J. R. Broadhead, iV". York ; Camillus Kidder, Baltimore, Md.; B. B. Whitte 
more, Nashua, N. 11.; H. T. Beckwith, Providence, R. 1.; Jona. Pearson, Schenectady 
N. Y.; Corresponding. John Wheeler, Burlington, Vt.; Millard Fillmore, Buffalo 
N. Y.; Gustavus Swan, Columbus, O.; Honorary. 

Donations for the Library: Geo. Adams, S. B. Babcock, L. M. Boltwood, W. G. 
Brooks, J. B. Bright, Henry Clark, H. W. Cushman, C. B. Caldwell, Charles Deane 
John Dean, S. G. Drake, L. Farnham, Henry Harrcd, J. S. Loring, Wm. H. Mon 
tague,New York Historical Society, Pennsylvania Historical Society, J. Pearson, T 
S. Pearson, F. S. Pease, A. H. Quint, B. P. Richardson, J. W. Richmond, F. Sales 
J. L. Sibley, Geo. G. Smith, Trustees N. Y. State Library, J. W. Thornton, P. M 
Trowbridge, W. B. Trask, W. H. Whitmore, J. C. Warren, M.P. Wilder, S. H. Wal 
ley, E. M. Wright, N. Wyman. 

" See Reg. Vol. VII. (1853) p. 271. 

t For a true narrative of an unhappy contention in the Church at Ashford, with the action of 
the Windham County Consociation thereon, see pamphlet by John Bass, A. M. ( lale Pastor of 
said Church, Boston, New England. Printed for D. Gookin, in Marlborough Street, opposite 
Dr. Sewall's meet'ug-house, 1751. 

200 Officers of the Society. — Payments, c$*c. [April, 1855. 


William Whiting, Esq., of Roxbury. 

Vice Presidents, 
Massachusetts, . . Hon. Timothy Farrar, of Dorchester. 

Maine William Willis, Esq., of Portland. 

New Hampshire, . Hon. Noah Martin, of Dover. 

Vermont, Rev. John Wheeler, D.D., of Burlington. 

Ehode Island, . . Hon. William R. Statles, of Providence. 
Connecticut, . . . Nathaniel Goodwin, Esq., of Hartford. 

Honorary Vice Presidents, 
New York, .... Hon. Millard Fillmore, of BufTalo. 

Ohio, Hon. Elijah Hayward, of Columbus. 

Mulligan, .... Hon. Lewis Cass, of Detroit. 
Illinois, Hon. John Wentworth, of Chicago. 

Corresponding Secretary and Editor, 

Samuel G. Drake, Esq., of Boston. 


Mr. John Dean, of Boston. 

Recording Secretary, 
Charles Mayo, Esq., of Bosion. 

Rev. Luther Farnham, of Boston. 

Payments for the Register received since the issue of the last Number — Albany, 
N. Y., G. H. Thacher; Belchertown, Hon. Mark Doolittle ; Bernardston, H. W. 
Cushman ; Beverly, J. I. Baker; Bolton, R. S. Edes ; Boston, Mrs. Child, D. W. 
Holmes, J. S. Lormg, \V. H. Whitmore, J. Palmer, D. Sears, N. Appleton, A. Cool- 
idge, J. Quincy, H. Gassett, F. M. Bartlett, F. W.Prescott, J. W. Wright, S. Walker, 

E. Nute, F. A. Henderson, J. P. Cook, J. Dean, T. Waterman, H. N. Perkins, N. 
Emerson, E. S. Erving, D. Dyer, E. Boynton, I. Harris, B. Abbot, J. W. Warren, 
T. R. Marvin, W. B. Bradford, J. Aiken, Mrs. White, E. Brooks, D. A. Boynton, J. 

F. Baldwin, J. P. Bigelow, G. Brooks, W. T. Andrews, J.Breck, D. Barnard, Champ- 
ney 4c Co., A. Child, H. Davenport, D. Draper, J. W. Clarke, C. Carruth, S. T. Far- 
well, J. W. Fuller, C. F. Eaton, A. Davis, C. Eddy, C. Cushman, C. Adams, Jr., C. 
C. P. Moody, T. L. Turner, J. P. Healy, L. Mason, Mrs. Parker, A. Lawrence, Mrs. 
Appleton, J.H. Dexter, W. H. Prescott, J. Bryant, C. F.Adams, Jr.,B. Buckman, G. W. 
Messinger.W. M. Lothrop, P. Kelly, T. Kelly, H. H. Jones, Z. Hosmer, J. K. Hall, W. 
Lewis, G. Lunt, J. Merriam, W. H. Kelly, W. W. Greenough, F. W. Lincoln, J. Os- 
good, E. Pearson, S. Nicholson, J. W. Paige, I. Winslow, A. W. Thaxter, J. Richard- 
son, H. Rice, J. Henshaw, J. H. Blake, G. Bates, I. Tarbox, W. Whiting, P. Wil- 
lard, Jr., A. Wentworth, J. Savage, L Shaw, C. F. Adams, E. Palmer, W. Hayden, 
S.Andrews; Bridgavater, W. Latham ; Brighton, F. A. Whitney; BrooUine, W. B. 
Towne ; Buffalo, N. Y., N. K. Hall, E. S. Hawley, Y. M. Association ; Cambridge, 
W. F. Stone, G. Livermore; Canandaigua, N. Y., H. W. Taylor; Canton, E. Ames; 
Charlestown, C.'A. Ranlett ; Chicago, III., J. Wentworth ; Cleveland, 0., P. Thacher, 
T. Breck ; Dorchester, A. Crane, W. B. Trask, W.H. Sumner ; Duxbury, J. F. Wads- 
worth ; East Haven, Ct., S. Dodd ; East Middleboro\ Z. Eddy ; Extter, N. II., J. 
Kelly, L. W. Leonard ; Croton, J. Green ; Groveland, J. Spofford ; Hampton, Ct.,J. 
Clark; Hartford, Ct., J. H. Trumbull, H. J. Wright; Hillsborough, N. II., L. Mi 
Kimball; Hingham, S. Lincoln; Jaffrey, N. II., J. Melville; Kendall, 111., E. S. L. 
Richardson; Louisville, Ky., J. C. Hilton; Loner Waterford, Vt., A. B. Carpenter; 
Lunenburg, E. R. Hodgman ; Lynnfield, J. Newhall ; Manchester, N. II., S. D. Bell, 
M. A. Bell, M. Athena?um; Marlborough, H.Alger; Medford, A. T. Wild, D. Swan ; 
Mtndon, J. G. Metcalf ; Middletown, Ct., E. Stearns ; Millbury, H. G. Davis ; Natick, 
E. Nason ; New Bedford, E. C. Howland ; New Gloucester, J. E. Foxcroft; New York, 
G. Q. Thorndike, G. C. Ward, C. Swan; North Brookfield, A. Walker ; Northampton, 
H. Blight; North Yarmouth, Me., G. W. Gookin; Philadelphia, Pa., G. Sharswood ; 
Plymouth, J. H. Loud ; Quincy, E. Woodward, J. Marsh, W. S. Pattee ; Randolph, E. 
Alden ; Rehoboth, B. Peck ; Iloxbury, J. Parker, J. Ritchie, W. S. Leland ; Schenecta- 
dy, N. Y., J. Pearson ; Waltham, J. B. Bright ; West Brattleboro', Vt., S. Clark ; West- 
field, W. Gr. Bates ; West Point, N. Y., J. W. Bailey; Woburn, N. Wyman ; Wuon- 
socket, R. /., I. B.Peck; Worcester, G. Chandler ; Yarmouth, A. Otis; Zanesville, 0., 
Z. Athenoeum. 

Mr. James S. Loring, of Boston, has in preparation •'•'Memoirs and Remains of his 
father, Deacon James Loring," late of Boston; to include his "Arguments for Reli- 
gious Toleration," with "Commendatory Remarks" by Hon. Benj. Austin. Deac. 
L. was the first Editor jf the "Christian Watchman." 


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historical & (Jkucalogical Hegtster, 








No. 15 Brattle St. 



No. 87, ConpTcsB Street. 

Publication Arrangement for the Year 1855. 

SAMUEL G. DRAKE,— Editor. 

William Jenks, David Hamblen, Frederic Kidder, John Dean, 
William R. Deane, Lemuel Shattuck, Publishing Com. 


Copy of a Letter, &c. (Jeuks Familv) - 
The New England Ballad, - - 
-Deposition Concerning' the Indian Deed 

of Exeler, (1G29) - 
Sherburne Family. (Correction,) 
Genealogy of the Descendants of Law- 
rence Litchfield, .... 
Descendants of Alice Bradford, 
Brown Family of Hampton, (Correction,) 
Letter of John White, .... 
Wills in the County of Suffolk, 
Discovery of Gov. Bradford's MS. History, 
A History of the Batch Family, 
Extract of a Letter from Gov. Jonathan 


Mascarene Family Papers, ... 
Gov. Cradock's Bequest lo the Poor of 

St. Swiihen's, 

Depositions Relating to Thompson's Isl- 
Early Records of Boston, ... 







Genealogy of the Hobbs Family, - 
Antiquities, ...... 

Passengers of the Mary and John, 1G34, 
First Centennial Celebration at Salem, • 
First President of Harvard College, 
Extract of Letters of Judge Sewall, 
Inquiries, ...... 

Pedigree of Foote, .... 

Spoflord Genealogy, - - - ' 
Barnstable, &c, Church Records, - 
Letters of Chief Justice Sewall, 
Notice of Rev. Mr. liartlet's Lecture on 

Heraldry, ..... 
Notices of New Publications, 
Persons admit ed to a Membership in the 


Marriages and Deaths, - - »,'. • 
Corrections, ------ 

Donations lo the Society, - - - 
Payments for the Register, - - - 




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[The letter here inserted, not having been used as was expected, we are permuted 
to lay it before our readers. Great pleasure is taken in so doing, as it supplies in- 
formation respecting families about which there must ever be much interest felt in 
the community. — Editor.] 

Boston, Jan. 8th, 1844. 

My dear Sir : — I shall, probably, be better able to comply with 
your desire, that I would prepare for you an account of the fam- 
ily of Jenks of Lynn, by employing the form of a letter, than in 
any other method ; because it will afford me a starting-point, and 
render the language used more definite and intelligible. 

The family, then, of my name, which settled in Lynn, yet of 
which none but descendants in female lines are now living there, 
had for its head the very ingenious machinist, as he would now 
be termed, whom you have so often mentioned in your History, 
Joseph Jenks — Jenkes, Jencks, or Jenckes — for the name is vari- 
ously written. He is traditionally stated to have come from Ham- 
mersmith, or Hounslow, near London ; and is supposed by Dr. 
Savage, with much reason, I think, to have been one of the 
workmen, whom John Winthrop the younger engaged and brought 
over with him in 1643, in order to commence the Iron-works, of 
which you have given so large an account. At those works you 
found he was in 1G45 ; and in the next year he was an applicant 
to the General Court for patents, respecting scythes and mills, 
among the earliest taken out in the country. He is styled ' sen- 
ior ' in 1647, having been joined by a son of his own name, born 
in England, as is asserted, in 1632. 

Joseph Jenks, senior, was a widower when he came over. Our 
tradition states, that he left Joseph junior with his maternal grand- 
parents, whose family-name I know not, after assigning a sum 
sufficient for his maintenance until he should be of age, when 
he was directed to join his father in America. But he must have 
arrived, it appears, before that period, perhaps when 16, and is 

202 The Jcnks Fkmily. [July, 

said to have had a brother, George, or William, who ' went from 
England to Virginia.' The name occurs in the interior of North 

By his second marriage, as the obliging communication of your 
own researches has shown, he had three sons and two daughters. 
These were, Sara, born near 1650 ; Samuel, in 1654 ; Deborah, 
11 : 4mo. 1658 ; John, my own ancestor, July 27th. 1660 ; and 
Daniel, 19th. 2d. mo. 1663. Elizabeth, his second wife, died in 
July, 1679 ; and in March. 16S3, he died, but at what age I do 
not know ; probably, however, between 70 and 80.* 

T have not been able, thus far, to ascertain the English descent 
of the founder of this American family. The name appears to 
have originated with Robert Jenkes, of Wolverton (manor), in 
the parish of Eaton-under-Eywood, Shropshire, as early as about 
1350, in the reign of Edward III. This gentleman was the son 
of Jenkyn Cambrey, of that place, and of Dorothy, a daughter 
and co-heiress of Sir Walter Collyng, knight, of Church Stretton, 
in the same county. From Robert (or John, as one authority 
has it) the ancestry is traceable as far upward as Welsh annals 
and bardic pedigrees are carried, in the house of Elystan Glod- 
rydd. At Wolverton the name continued for ten direct descents, 
and families branched off from this stock. But from which of 
these my own came, since I can hardly doubt it was from one of 
them, as yet I know not. Herbert Jenkes, esquire, grandson of 
Herbert Westphaling, bishop of Hereford, and uncle of 'the 
truly primitive Rector of Harley and Kenley,' Rev. Benjamin 
Jenks, author of well-known Prayers, Meditations and other pious 
works, possessed Wolverton in about 1640, and it descended to 
his heirs by a daughter. f 

As I cannot trace the son who went to Virginia, and who may 
never have been at Lynn, I will remark that Joseph Jenckes, ju- 
nior, after residing there with his father a few years, as also at 
Concord, and having married Esther, the eldest daughter of Wil- 
liam Ballard of Lynn, (a farmer who came over in 1635, when 
this daughter was two years of age, as appears by the interesting 
discoveries recently published by Dr. Savage in our Historical 
Collections,) went, 'with a young family,' into the State of 
Rhode Island, where his posterity have been numerous and res- 
pectable. He first settled in Warwick, a town so called from the 
Earl of that name, long President of the Plymouth Council, and 
in 1642, Admiral of England for the Parliament, whose ances- 
tress was Elizabeth Jenkes,^ wife of lord chancellor Rich, and, as 
I judge, descended of the Shropshire stock, though her father 

* Since found lo be 81 ; born in 1602. 

f See art. Barneby, in Burke's Engl. Commoners, Vol. IV. p. 6. 

X Her portrait by Holbein is given in a lately published Vol. of his ' Heads.' 

L855.J The Jenks ^Family. 203 

and brother were of London. Afterward he removed to Paw- 
tucket, and settled on a large tract of land he purchased of the In- 
dians — a tract, which has since occasioned much litigation, and ren- 
dered an account of his descendants, its claimants, a matter of 
public interest in the vicinity. He was one of the 'Assistants,' 
or as we should say in Massachusetts, 'Counsellors,' of the Gov- 
ernor, in 1G81. In Backus's Catalogue his name is spelt Jencks, 
although his autograph, which I have seen, spells it Jenckes, as 
many of his descendants do to the present day. 

Beside five daughters, who were all married, he had four sons, 
who left large families. Their names were: Joseph, who was 
Governor of Rhode Island from 1727 to 1732 ; Nathaniel, a Major 
of the militia ; the Rev. Ebenezer, Elder in the Baptist church, 
and pastor of the ancient flock in Providence; and William, a 
Judge, who died in 1765, at the venerable age of 91. Their fa- 
ther at his death was eighty-four years old, and the same age was 
attained by the governor. I have the pleasure of acquaintance 
with gentlemen descended of each of these brothers. Benedict, 
in his History of American Baptists, Vol. I. pp. 492-495, gives a 
pretty full account of this eldest and largest branch of the family. 
But I return to Lynn. Sara, the elder daughter, married John 
Chilson, July 2Sth, 1GG7 : Samuel followed his father's business 
of working in iron, which, in fact, pervaded a large portion of the 
family, and is, in some of the branches, still continued. His first 
wife was Elizabeth Darling, and they had seven children, four of 
whom lived to marry ; of these, two were sons, Samuel and Na- 
than ; but the elder of them left no posterity, and the younger 
left only daughters, so that the surname of the family is not trans- 
mitted in this branch. Samuel, senior, died in 1738, at the age 
of eighty-four. 

John, fourth son of ' the patentee,' or second by his second 
marriage, lived and died in Lynn, as did his brother Samuel. At 
the early age of 21, he married Sarah Meriam ; and died when 
but 3S years old, leaving her a widow, who, marrying John 
Lewis for her second husband, became, I think, your ancestress, 
or relative. My honored grandfather, Capt. John Jenks, was his 
only son, and youngest child, left an orphan in infancy. But he 
had four daughters, two of whom married and settled in Lynn. 

There was formed in the town a company of horse, agreeably 
to a recent provision made by the General Court, and my great- 
grandfather, loving music, became its trumpeter : this exercise of 
the lungs was thought to have shortened his life. 

His son was, however, of a strong constitution, and lived, if 
not to extreme old age, yet to nearly the period of ' threescore 
years and ten,' having been born April 6th, 1697, and dying June 
15th, 1764. On him I would dwell a little more than on others ; 
and am ready to say with the Roman historian, Paterculus, ' quod 

204 The Jenks Farhily. rj u i yj 

alieno testimonium redderem, in eo non fraudabo avum meura :' 

that is, I shall not deprive my own grandfather of the commen- 
dation I would bestow on a stranger. He was, indeed, by all I 
have learned, a good citizen, beloved and confided in by his 
neighbors and townsmen, amiable and provident in his own fam- 
ily, yet < ruling well his household,' industrious and temperate in 
his habits, a professing Christian, and an honest man. He was 
brought up by his uncle Samuel, and was his apprentice. 

In 1720 he married his first wife, my grandmother, in Chelsea. 
She was of a family that called themselves Berry, several of 
which English name were respectable in Lynn. But her family- 
name was, in fact, Barry, and the father of her father, Thaddeus, 
came from Ireland, a man in humble life. His son, Thomas,' 
however, my great-grandfather, by a blessing on his good habits' 
was able at his decease to bequeath his daughter, Elizabeth, one 
hundred pounds. Of this marriage Capt. Jenks had nine 'chil- 
dren. The same in number were the offspring of his second 
marriage, with Mary Hayden, of Marblehead. Of the third mar- 
riage, with Lydia Waite, of Maiden, one child only was born, 
whose mother remained a widow, residing on her husband's es- 
tate, five and twenty years after my grandfather's death. This 
child was Elizabeth, who never married, and was an exemplary 
convert in the Methodist communion. She died in Boston at 
the age of 52. 

Of this large family, nineteen in all, twelve children lived to 
be heads of families themselves. My grandfather, whom I have 
called Captain Jenks, received a commission of that tenor, after 
having been an ensign and lieutenant, April 14th, 1746. These 
three commissions are in my keeping. And a letter from his 
Colonel, Ichabod Plaisted, of Salem, dated Sept. 22d, of the 
same year, after reciting the requisition of Governor Shirley, ' to 
have the whole Regiment' he commanded 'forthwith raised to 
march directly to the Town of Salem for the defence thereof 
against an Enemy, and to prevent the Enemy's landing there or 
in other places in the Southern Parts of the County of Essex,' 
directs him accordingly, that he 'may be ready to march instant- 
ly upon an Alarm.' This panic arose, and justly, from the expe- 
dition of the French duke, D'Anville, to the North American 
coast — an expedition whose issue, you know, was memorable, and 
by the community of New England regarded as peculiarly provi- 
dential.* My grandfather, beside his captaincy, held the office of 

* The failure of thi«= enterprise of the French, and the partial destruction by 
storms of their formidable lleet, with the loss of many of their men by ' a pesiilen- 
tial fever,' have been themes of interesting remark with New England historians • 
and with great propriety ; for, as is observed by Dr. Holmes, 'had the project of the 
enemy succeeded, it is impossible to determine to what extent the American colonies 
would have been distressed or desolated. When man,' he continues, ' is made the in- 

1855.] The Jenks Family. 205 

' Selectman ' in the town, and was a good specimen of the un- 
corrupt integrity and practical ability of a respectable New Eng- 
ender of ' the olden time.' It should further be said, that, in 
addition to working at his trade, he cultivated, with the aid of 
his sons, a little farm of about sixty acres. 

John Jenks, my uncle, the eldest (surviving) son of the family, 
died before his father, at Medford, in 17G2. He was a man of 
piety, a convert under the preaching of Whitefield. John and 
Daniel Jenks, for many years respected merchants in Salem, were 
his only children. 

Sarah, his next sister, who married Nathan Sargent, became, 
in her widowhood, an instructress of children, and died, much 
venerated and beloved, in her 79th year. Her life was passed in 
Lynn, and I trust she is not forgotten there, where some of her 
descendants still live to cherish and revere her memory. I have 
several of her letters. She was a woman of deep-felt religion 
and sterling worth. John Jenks Sargent and Samuel Jenks Ire- 
son, now living in Lynn, are her grandchildren. 

My dear and honored father, Samuel Jenks, esquire, who had 
been intended by the childless kinsman * whose name he bore, 
for a collegiate education, learned his trade of his father, and 
wrought at it, successively, in Chelsea (on Point Shirley), Med- 
ford, Newtown, and Boston; but died at Cambridge, June 8th, 
1801, in his 70th year. He was twice engaged in military expe- 
ditions, being in the Canadian campaigns of 1758 and 17G0, in 
the latter of which he was the youngest captain in the provin- 
cial army ; and the late Governor Brooks assured me, that the 
instruction which he derived, at Medford, from my father's expe- 
rience and military knowledge, was of essential service to himself 
at the opening of the revolutionary contest. 

Of the three other sons who lived to rear families, Richard, 
Benjamin and William, the last, who long resided in Portland, 
Maine, where he died, was a much beloved and respected Dea- 
con of the church of which my late excellent friend, Dr. Payson, 
was Pastor ; and left a large number of descendants, but, like 
most of our New England families, scattered widely. At his la- 
mented death he was in his GGth. year. 

The sisters, beside those I have named, married into the fami- 
lies of Hall, Nutting, Sargent, Alley, Butler and Coates ; but 
none of them continued in Lynn. The last named died (as did 

strument of averting public calamity, the divine agency ought still to be acknowl- 
edged • but this was averted without human power. If philosophers would ascribe 
this event to blind chance, or fatal necessity, Christians ascribe it to the almighty 
Being, under whose providence, in ancient time, " the stars, in their courses, fought 
against Sisera." ' Annals, Vol. II. pp. 30, 31, and authorities quoted. 

* His grave-sione is in the burying ground of Saugus, near the old meeting house, 
a few steps from the gale. 

206 The New England Ballad. [July, 

her two preceding sisters) in Boston, and one of her grandsons, 
Ezra Jenks Coates, is now a merchant in London. 

But, without enlarging on persons with whom I am most near- 
ly connected, I would just mention farther, that Daniel, youngest 
son of the first Joseph — progenitor of the family — followed his 
eldest brother into Rhode Island, and settle at Cumberland, 
where, it is said, he built mills among the earliest erected in the 
country. This was, probably, about the close of the 17th cen- 
tury ; but the township was not incorporated, I think, before 
1710. He left a large family, and many of his descendants are 
living there, and in that vicinity. 

Though my communication is so long, I would yet observe, 
that the present member of Congress, Hon. M. II. Jenks, from 
Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, is of another family than this. Wat- 
son's History of Philadelphia gives an account of it. The same 
may, I think, be said of Mr. John Jenks, who died at Gray, Maine, 
in 1797, at the patriarchial age of 114. He was, probably, son 
or grandson of the Richard Jenks, whom Farmer and Whitman 
mention as a member of the Artillery Company in 1GG6, and who 
was of the north or second church in Boston, in 1GS2. I do not 
trace him to the Lynn family. But, beside these two families 
now alluded to, I know none of the name in the United States 
who do not derive their descent from the stock of Lynn. 
' If these notices, my dear Sir, are acceptable to you, and will 
answer the purpose of aiding to recal the memory of past times, 
and former Lynn inhabitants, they are at your service, and I am 
happy in being able to furnish them. 

Yours, with sincere regard, 


Note. — It is proper to remark, that, on transcribing this letter, 
a few alterations and additions have been made. They are but 
slight, however. W. J. 

Crescent Place, Boston, June 5th. 1S55. 


[Communicated by T. W. Harris, M. D.] 

From the fourth volume of a work, entitled " Wit and Mirth : or Pills 
to purge Melancholy ; being a Collection of the best Merry Ballads and 
Songs, Old and New, etc.— [Edited by T. D'Urfey,] pp. 52-54. 12mo. 
London, 1719. 

Will you please to give ear a while unto me, 
And streight I chill tell you where c'h' have been ; 
C'ha been to Nov England, but now cham come o'er, 
I'ch think they shall catch me go thither no more. 


The New England Ballad. 207 


Before I went thither, Lord, how voke did tell 

How did grow, and how birds did dwell. 

All one amongst t'other, in the Wood and the Water, 

Ise thought 't had been true, but I found no such Matter. 

When first Ise did land, they mazed me quite, 
And 'twas of all Days on a Saturday Night ; 
Ise wondered to see strange Buildings were there, 
'Twas all like the standings at Woodbury Fair. 

Well, that Night I slept till near Prayer time, 
Next Morning I wonder'd to hear no Bells chime; 
At which I did ask, and the Reason I found, 
'Twas because they had ne'er a Bell in the Town. 

At last being warned, to Church I repairs, 

Where I did think certain we should have some Fray'rs ; 

But the Parson (here no such matter did teach, 

They scorn'd to Pray, for all one could Preach. 

They first thing they did, a Psalm they did Zing, 
Ise pluck'dout my Psalm-Book I with me did bring; 
And tumbled to seek him 'cause they caw'd him by's name, 
But they'd got a new Zong to the Tune of the same. 

When Sermon was ended, was a child to baptise, 

'Bout Zixteen years old, as Volks did zurmise ; 

He had neither Godfather nor Godmother, yet was quiet and still, 

But the Priest durst not cross him, for fear of ill will. 

Ah, Sirrah thought I, and to Dinner Ise went, 
And gave the Lord Thanks for what he had sent. 
Next day was a Wedding, the Brideman my Friend 
Did kindly invite me, so thither Ise wend. 

But this, above all, me to wonder did bring, 
To see Magistrate marry them, and had ne'er a Ring ; 
Ise thought they would call me the Woman to give, 
But I think the Man stole her, they ask'd no man leave. 

Now this was New Dorchester, as they told unto me, 
A Town very famous in all that Country ; 
They said 'twas new Buildings, I grant it is true, 
Yet methinks Old Dorchester's as fine as the New. 

Well, there I staid amongst 'em till ch' was weary at my Heart, 
At length there came Shipping, I got leave to depart ; 
But when all was ended, and ch' was coming away, 
I had threescore good Shillings at last for to pay. 

But when I saw this, I swore on the more, 

That I'd stay there no longer to Swear upon Shoar ; 

Ise bid a Farewel to Fowlers and Fishers, 

Praying to God to bless Old England and all the good wishers. 

[The foregoing Ballad, in which the manners and customs of the Puri- 
tans of New England are satirized, was probably written much earlier 
than the date of its publication in DTTrfcy's collection. The copy is 
given as found therein, with only one verbal alteration, which the rhyme 
seemed to require and justify. T. W. II.] 

208 The Sherburne Family. [July, 



The Deposicon of John Wheclwrite : This Deponent testifieth y l him- 
selfe w th some others, who were to sit down atExiter, did imply Edward 
Colcord to purchase for them (as hee remembers) a certain Tract of Land 
from Oyster River to Merimack of y* Indians, for w ch they gave him ten 
or twelve pounds in money, and had a grant thereof signed by some Sag- 
amores w th their markes vpon it of w ch Runawit was one. 

Sworn before y e Court held at Hampton, y e 13 th : 8 th mo : 63. 

Tho: Bradbury, rec r . 
This is a true copie of y e originall on file, as attests. 

Tho: Bradbury, rec r . 

[That, from which the above is a copy, is among the Court files belong- 
ing to the County of Suffolk, in Boston. It is here preserved, as having 
reference to the ancient Indian Deed of New Hampshire, from certain In- 
dian Sagamores to Mr. John Wheelwright and others, in 1629. The 
surmise that such a deed was never given is utterly demolished by this 
deposition ; being given by Mr. Wheelwright himself long before there 
was ever any question as to his having made such a purchase. And tbat 
it has reference to no other purchase than that of 1629, is certain from 
these considerations : — First, this Deposition refers to a purchase made 
before the deponent settled at Exeter, otherwise he would not have said 
of that place, where they " were to sit down" : — Second, his other pur- 
chase was after he had settled at Exeter : — Thirdly, the name of Runawit 
is on the Deed of 1629, while it is not on that of a subsequent purchase ; 
said subsequent purchase having been " strangely" stated to have been 
the only one, or first one made by Mr. Wheelwright. — Editor.] 


The following correction should be made to the notes on page 180 of 
the April number in the year 1855 : — 

There were two brothers Sherburne from whom all the Portsmouth 
families descended : 1st, Henry, born 1612, came to Portsmouth 1631, 
and died 1681. Inventory 25th March, 1681, by Samuel and John. He 
m. (1st) Rebecca, dau. of Ambrose Gibbons, and (2d) Sarah, widow of 
Walter Abbott. She was 64 years old in 1681. His first wife was liv- 
ing 26 March, 1666. This Henry Sherburne had eight or nine chil- 
dren : Among his children was Samuel, 2 the oldest, who m. Love Ilutch- 
ins of Haverhill, 15th Dec. 1668. He lived at Hampton, and was killed 
atCasco Bay, 4th August 1691. Widow Love living 1697. Had daugh- 
ter Love. The other children of Henry, 1st, were given right, it is be- 
lieved, save that Henry married to Dorothy 3 Wentworth, should be a 
grandson instead of son. He was Henry, 3 son of Samuel. 3 

2nd, John, born 1617, was at Portsmouth 1653. Will made 12th Nov. 
1691, and proved 29th Nov. 1693. Married Elizabeth, dau. of Robert 
Tuck of Hampton. Their children were Henry, 2 John, 2 Mary, 2 and 
Elizabeth. 3 This Henry, 2 was probably the one who married Sarah, dau. 
of Thomas Wiggin. This John, 2 may, perhaps, be the one who married 
Mary, daughter of Thomas Jackson, whose wife Hannah was daughter 
of James Johnson, but the probability is that he was son of Henry. J. w. 


1855.1 Descendants of hawre\xce Litchfield. 200 



[By Rev. Abner Morse of Sherborn.] 
[Continued from page 183.] 

Orange, 6 1800, Dec. 12, d. Dec. 21, '54, m. Elizabeth C. Meritt, 
r. S. ; iv. Eliza, March 10, 1803, d. Oct, 10, '05 ; v. Abial, 6 Dec. 
20, 180(3, d. Aug. 28, '35, m. Lucy Studley ; vr. Ira, 6 April 4, 
1809, m. Sally Howland, of Plymouth, r. Boston, had : i. Charles 
Ira, Mar. 5, 1840; ii. Henry Howland, Oct. 18, 1850; vn. Tur- 
ner, 6 May 1, 1811, m. Sarah Otis Curtis, r. S. ; vm. Warren,' 
June 3, 1813, m. Julia Litchfield ; 2d, Helen Litchfield, r. S. ; ix. 
Eliza, Oct. 10, '15, m. Robert Elms, r. S. ; x. Isaac, 6 Jan. 13, 
'22, by 3d \v. Keziah Merritt, d. young. 

58. 141. Barnabas, 5 w. Lydia Patrick ; 2d, Pcrsis Pierce, m. entered 

Aug. 22, 1772, r. S. and had, I. Warren, 6 ; II. Barnabas, 6 d. 
unm. ; in. Molley, m. Seth Stoder ; iv. Lydia, d. pr. unm. ; v. 

Freelove, d. unm. ; vi. Persis, m. Sprague, and, vn. Lucy, 

m. Wm. Studley. 

59. 142. Caleb, 5 w. Betsey Dunlap, m. entered Jan. 3, 1789 at S., had, 

i. Isaac ; II. Caleb, 6 r. unm. at S. ; in. Hannah ; iv. Maria; v. 

581. M3. Abner Hersey, s w. Polly Lincoln, m. entered March 19, 1780, 
r. S., had, i. Jacob, 6 Dec. 21, 1780, m. Witherby ; ii. Cede, 
June 19, r S3, m. Amiel Studley, r. Cohasset ; in. Rachel, Dec. 
6, '85, lives unm ; 

270. M3|. iv. Hearsey, 6 Oct. 6, '88, r. S., m. Eunice Witherell, 2d. 
Han'h Litchfield ; 

322. 143J. v. Samuel, 6 May 29, '91, r. Hingh. ; VI. Abner, 6 Sept. 24, 
'93, d. m.and had John 1 and others 7 ; vn. Lincoln, 6 Aug. 11, '96, 
m, Isabel Meritt, r. S. ; vm. Hubbard, Aug. II, '96, m. 
Eliza Litchfield, r. S. ; ix. Polly, also Aug. 11, '96, m. Perez 
Litchfield, r. S. 

63. 144. Paul,' Rev. A. M., w. Mary Bailey, m. entered Jan. 10, 177S, 

grad. 1775, at Harv. Col. and d. 1827, at Carlisle, where he spent 
the most of his days as pastor of the Congl. Chh. He had 
i. Mary, d. unm. ; 
252. 144i. n. Paul 6 ; m . Rowland, 6 d. yg ; iv. Benj. 6 d., had no issue ; v. 
Rowland, 6 d. in Carlisle; vi. Franklin, 6 grad. at liar. Un., 1810, 
d. in 1844, as consul of U. S. in S. Amer., m. a Spanish lady and 
left daus. ; vn. Philo, 6 m., had John, 1 Paul 1 and d. at Carlisle. 

64. 145. Ward, 5 w. Betsey Meritt, m. entered June 8, '83, r. S. had 

I. Ward, 6 Sept. 11, 1783, m. Elizabeth Colman, 2d. Harriet Cush- 
ing, r. Boston, has Albert Gushing; 

272. 145 l. ii. Tho. 6 Dec. 4,'85,m. Mabel Vinal, 2. Sophia Litchfield, r.S. 

273. 145 l. in. Allen, 6 Aug. 30, '88, m. Marcy Tilden, r. Bos. ; iv. Polly, 

Oct. 5, '90, m. Perry L. Parker, r. S. ; 

274. 145}. v. Marshal, 6 Jan. 9, 95, m. Sophia Merritt, r. S. 

275. 14oj. vi. Davis, 6 May 30, '97, m. Else. Colman, r. S. 

276. 145 1, vn. Justin, 6 April 30, '99, m. Mary Colman, r. S. 


210 Descendants of Lawrence Litchfield. [July, 

65. 146. Rowland,* w. Susanna , r. S., had 

264. 140£. i. Leonard, 6 Dec. 20, 1782 ; n. Mabel, Oct. 11, '84, m. Paul 
Otis, r. S.; 

265. 116}. in. Rowland, 6 Aug. 6, '86- iv. Lucy, June 19, '90, r. S. ; 

v. Mercy, Mar. 9, '93, m. C.Perry, r. S. ; vi. Lydia, July 4 '96, r. S. : 

266. 146£. vii. Paul, 6 Jan. 20, '99, m. Harriet Vinal, 2d. — Meritt, r. S.; 

viii. Almira, Dec. 6, 1S03, m. Frank Hayden, r. S. 

66. 147. David,* w. Sarah Simmons, r. S. and Carlisle, i. Ruth, April 
21,1803; ii. Wm. 6 Sept. 1,'05; m. Tho. 6 Sept. 20, '07, pr. d. yg ; 
iv. Israel, 6 May 30, '10; v. James Y. 6 July 8, '14. 

68. 148. Lawrence, 5 w. Rachel Clapp, m. entered Nov. 10, 1777, r. S., 
i. Liba, bpt. Sept. 30, '79, d. unm.; II. Polly, Jan. 26, '82, m. 
Leonard Litchfield ; in. Jairus, Sept. 7, '84, m. Martha Vinal, 
had one dau. ; iv. Asa, 6 Mar. 20, '87, m. Lucy Cook, had one dan. ; 
263. 148J. Luther, 6 Sept. 23, '89, m. Fanny Lincoln, r. Lancaster; 

vi. Rowland, 6 May 2, '92, r. do.; vu. Lewis, 6 Nov. 11, '94, d. yg.; 
vm. Merriel, Mar. 31, '97, m. as 2d w. Anson Hatch, r. S. Scitu- 
ate ; ix. Debby, Oct. 3, '99, d., in. Anson Hatch ; x. Siba, Nov. 
14, 1802, in. Paul Briggs, (d.) r. Calif. 

72. 149. Nathaniel,* w. Sarah Mott, m. entered Oct. 28, 1775, r. S., 
i. Sally, Nov. 7, '78 ; 

261. 150. ii. Atwood, 6 Feb. 14, '81. 

262. 151. in. Nathaniel, 6 Mar. 25, '83, d. at sea, m. Deb. Clap, r. S. 

81. 152. Francis, 6 w. Lucy Lincoln, m. Feb. 1, 1781, r. S., 
i. Lewis, 7 Aug. 16, '82; 
269. 153. ii. George, 7 June 10, 178-, m. Polly; in. Lucy Lincoln, '93; 
iv. Mary, Oct. 27, '95; v. Billings, 7 Sept. 27, '98 ; vi. Harriet, 
Dec. 5, 1800; vu. Betsey, May 17, '05 ; vm. Ann, Dec. 23, '08. 

83. 154. Noah, 6 w. , had, 155. i. Charles 7 ; 

257. 156. n. Joab 7 ; in. Rachel; iv. Sally, and v. Susanna. 

86. 157. Elijah, 6 w. Elizabeth Litchfield, r. S., 

267. 158. i. Leonard, 7 Oct. 17, 1792 ; 

263. 159. ii. Bernard, 7 Mar. 2, '95, m. Eliza Litchfield, r. S. Scit.; 

in. Salome, Oct. 20, '96, (d.) m. Joshua Mott ; 160. iv. Benj. 7 
May 8, 1802, m. Elizabeth Crooker, r. S. Scituate ; v. Elizabeth, 
m, Henry Damon, r. S. 

87. 161. Silas, 6 w. Polly Briggs, m. entered Aug. 16, 1794, r. S. had 

i. Emily, Mar. 31, 95; 162. n. Freeman, 7 Mar. 7, '99, m. Lucy 
Damon, r. S.; in. Eunice, June 13, 1804; 163. iv. Harvey, 7 Aug. 
12, '07, m. Cushing, r. S. 

88. 164. Azotus, 6 w. Marcy Pratt or Cudworth, r. Springfield, Vt., 
165. i. Artium, 7 Oct. 16, 1811 ; 166. n. Rawson, 7 Feb. 2, '14 ; 
167. m. Lorenzo 7 ; 168. iv. Salmon 7 ; v. Mary; vi. Mercy. 

89. 169. Josiah, 6 w. Abigail Litchfield, r. Springfield, Vt., had, 

170. i. Alden 7 ; 171. n. Martin 7 ; 172. in. James, 7 had Martha, 
Josiiih* and Sarah, r. S.; 173. iv. Daniel 7 ; 174. v. Anson. 7 

90. 175. Daniel,* Cpt., w. Hannah Litchfield, r. S., had, i. Priscilla Vi- 

1S55.] Descendants of Laxvreiice Litchfield. 211 

nal, Oct. 30, 1S07, d. yg.; 17G. n. Seth, 7 Dec. 25, '08, m. 

Mott, and was lost at sea; in. Catherine, Jan. 1, '11, in. Alfred 
Clap, r. S ; iv. Priscilla, Dec. 24, '12, m. Isaac Litchfield, r. S.; 
v. Liba, 7 Feb. 21, '15, m. and r. S.; 177. vi. Josiah, 7 Sept. 5, '16, 
m. Harriet Pinson, r S.; vn. Lillis, Nov. 7, '18, m. Sumner Litch- 
field, r. S.; vm. Olive, Dec. 31, '20, m. Israel Barnes, r. Bos. and S.; 
178. ix. Daniel, 7 Aug. 28, '23, m.; 179. x. Otis, 7 Mar. 15,'26, r. S. 

92. 180. I. Clerk, 6 w. , had, 182. i. Jacob 7 ; n. Elmira ; m. Sarah; 

iv. Cordelia. 

93. 1S3. Joel, 6 w. , had, 1S4. i Cyrenius 7 ; 185. n. Harvey 7 ; 186. 

in. Orange 7 ; 187. iv. Julius 7 ; v. Joanna ; vi. Lovisa ; vn. Lovisa. 

94. 189. Lot, 6 w. , had, 190. i. Edward Keith 7 ; 191. n. Harris 7 ; 

192. in. Lyman 7 ; 193. iv. Luman 7 ; 194. v. Amon 7 ; vi. Cordelia ; 

VII. Fanny ; vm. Theodama ; ix. Susan. 

98. 195. Milton, 6 w. Abigail Otis, r. S., had, 196. i. Sumner,' Jan. 15, 
1821 ; ii. Winnett Atkins, 7 Sept. 1, 1823. 

105. 198. Cummings, 6 w. , r. Charlton, had, 199. i. Luther, 7 r. C; 

201). ii. Lcroy, 7 rs. S. bridge ; 201. in. Festus, 7 rs. S. bridge ; 
202. iv. Pliny, 7 rs. Lowell ; 203. v. Liberty, 7 rs. S. bridge ; 

vi. Sarah Schyler Whitney, r. S. bridge ; vn. Mary ; vm, Liba, 
rs. S. bridge. 

106. 204. James, 6 w. Rebecca Bates, r. Springfield, Vt., had 
205. i. Otis, 7 r. S.; n. Joan 7 ; in. Lilly. 

107. 206. Lawrence, 6 w. Ruth Clap, m. entered Mar. 12, '91, 2d w. Re- 

becca Whitcomb, r. S., had, i. Foster, 7 Nov. 30, '91, (d.) m. Lucy 
' P. Nash, had Sarah, 1821 ; n. Ruth Clap, Aug. 25, '95; 

319. 207. in. Nicholas, 7 Dca., July 18, 1805, (by 2d w.) in. Anna dish- 
ing, r. E. Bos.; 208. iv. Samuel, 7 April 15, '07, m. Cordelia Stud- 
lev r. S." 

316. 209. v. Davis, 7 Sept. 17, '09, m. Susan Waters, 2d, Eliza E. Mitch- 
ell, r. E. Boston ; 210. vi. James Studley, 7 Oct. 24, '11, m. Mar- 
tha Mott, r. S.; ix. Ebeline, May 22, '14, m. Stephen Mott, r. 

111. 211. Lothrop, 6 w. , r. Bos. and S., had 

212. I. Joshua 7 ; II. Abigail ; m. Sally. 

1 12. 213. Meshech, 7 w. Temperance Stoder, r. S., i. Maria, Apl. 3, 1849 ; 

n. Elijah, 7 Sept. 9, '20 ; m. Benj.Muly 7,'23 ; iv. Wm. 7 Feb. 25,'2G; 
v. Martha Stockbridge, July 26, '31 ; vi. Franklin, 7 Jan 12, '38. 

113. 218. Shadrach, 6 w. Marcy Bates, r. S., had i. Anna, Aug. 29, 1804 ; 

II. Richard, 7 Aug. 29, '07; in. Artemas, 7 Aug. 4, '09 ; iv. Rich- 
ard, 7 July 6, '12 ; v. Joshua, 7 Jan. 13, '14; VI. Mary, May 31, '17; 
vn. Lucy, July 9, '20 ; vm, Rebecca Ililand, July 6, '23 ; 
ix. Martha, Oct. 10, '26. 

115. 222. Rufus 6 w. Rebecca, r. S. had, i. Joseph Tilden, 7 Jan. 19, 1804 ; 
ii. Mary, Jan. 19, '06; in. Grace, Sept. 17, '10; iv. Julia, May 
9, '12; m. Warren Litchfield, r. S. ; v. Rufus, 7 Feb. 17, '14 ; m. 

Lit< 1. field, r. S. ; vi. Rebecca, May 12, '16 ; vn. Rebecca, 

Sept. 9, "18; vm. Lot, 7 Sept. 15, ''20, in. Sarah Litchfield. 

212 Descendants of Lawrence^ Litchfield. [July, 

118. 225. Abner, 6 w. Lois Craig, r. S. had, i. Lois, July 6, 1798; n 
Ruth, July 29, 1800; ill. Wm., 7 Dec. 15, '01 ; iv. Susan, July 5, 
'03; v. Deborah, July 25, '04; vi. Eliza, Jan. 21, '00; vn. How- 
ard, 7 May 12, '07 ; Tin. Isaac, 7 Sept. 29, '09 ; ix. Cushing, 7 May 
12, '12; x. Caroline, Jan. 8, '16 ; xi. Mary Franklin, April 16, 
H8, and Lydia. 

122. 230. Elisha, w. Delight Beals, fr. Hingh. m. entered June 14, 1777, 
r. S. had, i. Elisha; 7 u. Ensign ; 7 in. Elijah; 7 iv. Delight; v. 

123.234. Ensign, w.— had, i. Marvillc; 7 n. Simeon ; 7 in. Elisha; 7 it. 
Levi ; 7 v. Mclinza ; vi. Polly ; vn. Jemima. 

124. 239. Nathan, 6 w. Polly— r. with his father at S. ; i. Elisha, 7 July 2, 
1810; n. James, 7 Feb. 13, 1799; in. Joseph, 7 March 9, 1813; 
iv. Clarissa, April 21, 1806 ; v. Almira, July 21, 1803; vi. Char- 
lotte, June 28, 1797 ; and vn. Patty, March 22, 1801. 

59£. 243. Simeon, 5 w. Lucy Hatch, m. Feb. 4, 1793; r. S. had, i. Lucy, 
April 1, 1794, m. 1, Robt. Cook, 2d, Asa Litchfield, r. S. ; n. 
n. Simeon, 6 April 10, '95, rs. Roxb. m. Hannah Richards, had, 
1, Edxcin, 2, Augustus H., 3, Caroline J. ; in. Martin, 6 April 19, 
'96, m. Mary Mott, r. S. ; 

278, 246. iv. Canterbury, 6 Aug. 14, '97, m. Sally H. Vinal, r. Roxb. ; v. 
Nimfus, 6 Sept. 17, '98, m. Deborah Hatch, r. S. ; vi. Arville, Jan. 
8, 1800, m. Shadrach Merritt, r. S. ; vn. Isabella, Sept. 17, '01, 
m. Henry Merritt, r. S. ; Tin. Patience, Aug. 15, '02, m. Asa R. 
Lewis, r. S. ; ix. Howard, 6 Jan. 13, '04, m. Rachel Jenkins, rs. 
Roxb. and has, 1, Thos.H., 2, Geo. S., 3, Theodore £., 4, Al- 
bert S., 5, Louisa, 6, Sarah TP~., 7, Elwyn ; x. Marshall H. m. 
Miria Jacobs; xi. Sophia, Sept. 1, '09, m. Howard Litchfield. 

58.L 248. Isaac, 5 w. Hannah— had, 1, Ilanh., 2, Isaac, who in. Sarab- 
and had only 

1. Enoch* Sept. 22, 1802, m. Eliza Colier, r. S., had, i. Melvin 
Shaw, 7 Sept 28,1822; n. Zenas Holbrook, 7 April 3, '24; in. 
Julia Franklin, Jan. 2, '27; it. Eliza Ann, Sept. 15, '28; v. Henry 
Lincoln, 7 Nov. 12, '30; vi. John Ripley, 7 Aug. 4, '32; vn. 
George Wm., 7 Aug. 6, '38; thi. Eliza Jane, March 22, '40. 

137. 250. Melazer, 6 by w. Lucinda — r. not reported, had, i. Malezcr, 7 
July 11, 1798, at S. 

1441. 252. Paul, 6 m. , r. Winchendon, had, i. George 7 ? n. Frank- 
lin; 7 in. David ; 7 iv. Ilufus ; 7 v. Eliza; VI. Mary; vn. Lucy; 
vin. Sophia. 

156. 257. Joab, 7 w. had, 258, i. Enoch, 8 m. Rebecca (Gregory) Hyland, 
and had Joab; Nov. 24, 1818, at S ; 259. n. James, 8 m. Lydia 
Mott; 2d, Mary Ann Litchfield and had at S., 1, Leavet; Jan. 1, 
1817 ; 2, Sop/ionia, 9 May 17, '18 ; 3, Sarah Ann? Oct. 20, '19 ; 
4, Lydia Snow, 9 Oct. 7, '21 ; 5, James; Dec. 3, '23 ; 6, Lewis; 
Sept. 23, '26 ; 260. in. Abram, 8 m. Rachel Nichols, and had at S. 
1, Luther; May 10. 1823; 2, Helen Maria, March 25, '25; 3, 
Israel; Nov 26, '27; 4. Bcnj.; Jan. 9, '29 ; 5, Sylvia JY., Dec. 
29, '30; 6. Ehira, June 2 '34 

1S55.] Descendants of Laivrc)ice Litchjield. 213 

150. 261. Atwood, 6 b. Feb. 14, 1782, 1st w. Polly Otis, m. 1805, d. 1S08, 

2d w. Olive Vinal, b. Oct. 14, 1792, m. Nov. 1, 1808, dau of Asa 
V. of Scit., rs. Bedford, had i. Polly, 7 Aug. 17, 1809, m. Perry 
Colman, had Perry, 3 July 17, '34 ; ii. Atwood, 7 April 3, 1812, m. 
Cordelia Turner, dau. of Calvin T. of Medford, and born Jan. 8, 
'12, m. Dec. 18, '42, rs. M., had Henry A." July 29, '51 ; in. Wm. 
G., 7 April 11, '15, (d.) m. Abby Clark, had Emily 3 and Mary 
A. 8 ; iv. Joseph V., 7 July 20, '18, m. Susan B. Pratt, rs. M.,had 
Lorenzo 3 and Eudora 3 ; v. Eliza V., 7 July 20, '21, d. Sept. 22, '22; 
vi. Sarah T., 7 Nov. 16, '23, d. Jan. 26, '24 ; vn. Parker R., 7 May 
1, '25, m. Maria H. Tannatt, fr. Barnstable, had Parker H. 3 Oct. 
28, '49; via. Perry C., 7 Sept. 21, '28, d.Sept. 19, 47 ; ix. Thank- 
Ful V., 7 May 20, '37, d. Sept. 28, '53, m. Henry F. Moore ; x. 
Otis V., 7 Jan. 18, '35, rs. unm. in Boston. 

151. 262. Nathaniel, 6 w. Deborah Clap, had, i. Deborah C., 7 Jan. 24. 

1809, m. Andrew Marsh, rs. Boston ; ii. Julia Ann, 7 Sept. 2, 10, 
m. Israel Merrett, rs. Scit. ; in. Daniel C., 7 Jan. 14, '15, d. yg. ; 
iv. James C., 7 Feb. 23, '12, res. unm. at N. Orleans; v. Mary 
C, Feb. 26, '18, m. Caleb Lincoln, rs. Boston ; vi. Daniel 
C., 7 July 5, '22, a grad. of Amherst Col., rs. a student at the 
Theo. Sem., Newton ; vn. Serena, 7 July 5, '22, m. Martin Chu- 
buck (d.) rs. Scit. 

148J-. 263. Luther, 6 w. Fanny Lincoln, r. S. and Lancaster, had, i. How- 
land, 7 Jan. 5, 1814; n. Fanny, 7 Aug. 13, 15; in. Liba ; 7 iv. Ed- 
win ; 7 v. Asa ; 7 vi. Fanny ; vil. Others. 

146£. 264. Leonard, 6 w. Polly Litchfield, r. S. and Leominster, had, I. 
Jams, 7 Dec. 5, 1807 ; n. Tho. Eustis, 7 March 14, 10 ; ill. Galen 
Lincoln, 7 Dec. 8, '11 ; iv. Lewis ; 7 v. S. Howland ; 7 vi. Mary. 7 

, Api.. 
July 5, '17, m. Sarah Nichols Aug. 29, '37, rs. O, had Judsun,* 
March 22, '38 ; Rowland 3 Jan. 26, '42 ; Charles 3 Aug. 27, '45 ; 
Sarah A. 3 Jan. 21, '51, d. Mar. 9, '55 ; v. Mary Edmunds, 7 Nov. 
5, '19, m. Lucius P. Duncan, rs. C; vi. Adonirum J., 7 Aug. 6, 

'23, m. Isabella , rs. N. Orleans; VII. James P., 7 Sept. 13, 

'27, d. April 25, '28. 

146]. 266 Paul, 6 w. Harriet Vinal, 2d, Mariah Mcritt, r. S., had, i. Har- 
riet, 7 Sept. 30, 1822 ; n. Paul, 7 Jan. 4, '25 ; ill. Ann Maria, 7 Aug. 
19,29; iv. son, Feb. 5, '32. 

158. 267. Leonard, 7 w. Sarah C. Studley, had, at S., I. Joseph Addison, 8 

Oct. 1, 1818 ; ii. John Leonard, 8 Aug. 25, '20 ; in. Foster, 8 Sept. 
11, , 22; iv. Salome, 8 July 4, '24 ; v. Sarah Abigail, 8 Oct. 25, '25; 
vi. Thaddeus Lawrence,' 1 Nov. 6, '27 ; vn. Polly Barnes," Nov. 
26, '30. 

159. 268. Bernard, 7 w. Eliza Litchfield, had at S., i. Merrill 8 (dau.) Jan. 

7,1814; n. Cummings, 8 Nov. 1/15; m. Paul Briggs, 8 April 1, 
'18; iv. Louisa, March 18, '21; v. Sarah Whitcomb, July 20, 

214 Descendants of Lawrence Litchfield. [July, 

'23 ; vi. Betsey Cushing, Nov. 22, '25 ; VII. Charles Henry, 8 June 
7, '28 ; viii. Frances Maria, Sept. 12, '31 ; ix. Salome Angelina, 
Dec. 3, '33 ; x. Elmira Ja ne, Sep t. 11, '30. 

153. 209. George, 7 w. Polly, had at S., 

I. George, 8 Aug. 12, 1808; n. Polly, June 1, '11. 

1431 270. Hersey, 6 w. Eunice Witherell, 2d, Ilanh. Litchfield, had at 
S., i. Hosea, 7 July 25, 1818; n. Sally, May 9, '15; m. Lvdia, 
Jan. 29, '17 ; iv. Stillman, 7 Oct. 27, '19. 

135*. 271. Perez, 6 w. Polly Litchfield, i. Charles, 7 May 14, 1821; n. 
Perez Lincoln, 7 Sept. 11, '23 ; in. Solon, 7 Sept. 0, '25 ; iv. Mary 
Lincoln, 7 Dec. 27, '20 ; v. Augustus Cook, 7 Oct. 4, '30 ; vi. An- 
geline, 7 Aug. 8, '32 ; vn. Abner, 7 March 25, '35 ; vm Perez 
Lincoln, 7 Sept. 19, '37. 

145L 272. Thomas, 6 w. Mabel Vinal, 2d, w. Sophia Litchfield, r. S., had, 
I. Laura, 7 Nov. 7, 1812, m. John Hay ward, r. S. ; n. Lucv Ann, 7 
Aug. 24, '15, m Cyrus Dunbar, r. S. ; in. Mabel Thomas*, 7 Nov. 
13, '17, m. Harvey Dunbar ; iv. Ward, 7 Sept. 1 1, 2 19, m. Ange- 
l'me Wood ; v. Liba, 7 Sept. 17, '22, m. Winnett Litchfield, r. 
Quincy ; vi. Thos., 7 Sept. 23, '24, m. Sarah M. Litchfield, r. S. ; 
vn. Betsey, 7 Oct. 24, '20, m. Harvey Curtis; vm. James Frank- 
lin, 7 April 24, '29, d. yg. ; ix. Mira Lincoln, 7 Oct. 23, '31, m. 
John Wade, r. E. Boston ; x. Hoa Jane, 7 Nov. 20, '39, d. \<r , by 
w. Soplna. 

145^. 273. Allen, w. Marcy Tilden, 2d, Sarah Jackson, r. Boston, had 
i. John Quincy Adams, 7 Oct. 11, 1810, m. Mary D. Stratton, rs. 
Boston ; ii. Tho. Tilden, 7 Sept. 20, '18, m. Eliza A. Bowers, rs. 
Bos.; in. Marcy Allen, 7 Nov. 2, '20, d. vg.; iv. Allen, Nov. 18, 

'9'? m TT„r.l,™l>„.U M„„ 1 ..„ CU T " • .. 1\« A T^ ~ 

x. Benj. O, Mar. 20, '38 ; xi. Wm. H., Feb. 8, '42, d. yg. 

145f. 274. Marshall, w. Sophia Merritt, r. S. and had, i. Marshall, 7 Aug. 
20, 1822, d. yg.; n. Benj. B. Wisner, 7 Feb. 29, '24, d. yg.; in. 
Sarah Merritt, 7 June 15, '20, m. Tho. Litchfield ; iv. Marshall, 7 
Dec. 5, '27, m. Mabel Curtis, r. S.; v. Benj. B. Wisner, 7 June 29, 
'29, r. unm. at S.; vi. Harriet Cushing, 7 Feb. 23, '32, m. James 
Brown, r. S.; vn. Sophia Marshall, 7 Aug. 5, '33, m. Moses Brown ; 
vm. David Brigham, 7 Oct. 2, '34 ; ix. Ann Eliz'h, 7 Aug 21, '38. 

145£. 275. Davis, 6 w. Alice or Else Colman, r. Bos. and S. i Davis Col- 
man, 7 Mar. 20, '1821, m. Marcy A. Litchfield, r. Bos.; n. Thos. 
Emery, 7 Sept. 17, '23, at Bos., d. yg.; in. Alice Colman, 7 Dec. 
1G, '24, at Bos. r. B.; iv. Charles Wells, 7 July 14, '30, at S., rs. B. 

145 7 ,-. 270. Justin, 6 w. Mary Colman, r. S. and had, i. Justin, 7 Mar. 31, 
1822, d. yg.; ii. Mary Colman, 7 July 23, '24, (d.) m. Franklin 
Howard ; in. Helen Amanda, 7 April 2, '20, m. Franklin Howard ; 
iv. Geo. Emery, 7 Oct. 10, '28; v. Susan Huntington, 7 Aug. 24, 
'31, m. John Vinal ; vi. Josephine Roma, 7 June 18, '34, r. S ; vil. 
Sarah Adeline, 7 Oct. 29, '30; vm. Justin, 7 Aug. 3, '39. 

1855.] Descendants of Lawrence Litchfield. 215 

135. 277. Hon. Elisba Litchfield 8 came to the town of Porapey at an 

early day and located at what was afterwards named the village of 
Delphi, in the northeast corner of the. town, lie began life a car- 
penter and joiner, and cut and hewed his way into notice by 
degrees, through the industry, perseverance and energy of his 
course. He was appointed Post Master at Delphi at an early day, 
also a Justice of the Peace, which was his first appearance in a 
public capacity. About the same time he became a merchant and 
abandoned his trade. He early took an active part in the political 
discussions of the times, and ranged himself in the ranks of the 
old Democratic Party, then predominant. By wise management, 
shrewdness, and tact, with a fair share of talent, he became distin- 
guished as a politician, taking the lead among his political associ- 
ates. He was first elected a member of the New York State Assem- 
bly for Onondaga County in the year 1819, and again to the same 
post in the years 1831, 1832, 1833, and 1814. At the latter 
session he was chosen speaker. He was also a member of the 17th 
and 18th Congress, from 1822 to 182G. Soon after the close of his 
last membership of Assembly, he removed from Delphi, Onon. Co., 
to Cazcnovia, Madison Co., where in retirement and in a green old 
age, he is still enjoying heartily otlum cttm diynitate, possessing in 
a high degree the confidence of the community at large, and the 
esteem of a numerous circle of friends. This is in brief his history, 
and his character 1 could not well delineate without this prelimi- 
nary statement. 

1 learn from his intimate neighbors that as respects his religious 
character, he has for many years been a consistent and leading 
member of the Baptist Church, and has always so deported himself 
as to obtain the respect and good-will of kindred denominations of 
professed Christians. He has always been a temperate man, but 
lias never been a special advocate for the cause of temperance as a 
distinctive measure. 

There is one universal sentiment prevailing in the community in 
which he has spent the longest and most useful part of his life, 
respecting his honesty, integrity and uprightness of character. All 
most cheerfully award to him all those sterling qualities in a high 
degree which go to make up the dignified, high-minded, honorable, 
gentleman ; and if a well spent life of industry, perseverance and 
economy, tending to elevate man to high station in society, is of 
worth in this life, then he may stand pre-eminent as a most worthy 
example for all to follow. He was no way remarkable for his 
social qualities, but moulded men to his own views more by the 
apparent solidity and maturity of his judgment than by his powers 
of persuasion or eloquence, being always more ready to write than 
to talk. He was remarkable for indomitable, untiring perseverance, 
and the unremitting pursuit of his plans from their conception to 
their final accomplishment ; and to this circumstance more than to 
the brilliancy of Ins genius was he indebted lor success in life. He 
was accounted scrupulously honest in all his dealings, and won the 
reputation of a prudent, upright, honorable man, by his straight- 
forward, business-like habits. His education in the outset of life 
was not extensive, but subsequently was much .improved by read- 
ing and observation ; so that, when occasion required, he was 
usually full, prepared for the discussion of general subjects. 

216 Descendants of Lawrence Litchfield. [July, 

Mr. Litchfield m. Nov. 1808, Percy Tiffany, presumed to have 
been a descendant of James T. of Attleborough, through Ebenezer 
T., who m. Mary Carpenter and had a numerous family, some of 
whom s. in Killingly, Ct. She d. 1827 ; and he in. 2d, Mrs. Lucy 
Bacon 1828, wid. of Doet. Enos B., and had. 

r. Elisha Cleaveland, 7 Oct. 11, 1810, in. Mary Ann Ten Eyck, r. a 
merch. at Caz., has Elizabeth T. EP, Sarah T. E.", /henry Cleave- 

II. Electus Backus, 7 Feb. 15, 1813, r. a merchant in New York, m. 
Maria II. Breed, from Norwich, N. Y. — has 1, Wm. Breed;* 2, 
Charles Tiff ami ? 3, Mary Eliza ;* and 1, Arthur Breed.'* 

in. Edwin Clark/ Esq., A. M., b. Jan. 21, 1815, gd. at Ham. Col. 
1831 ; read law at Huds. with John W. Edwards, Est)., afterwards 
a Judge of S. C. of N. Y. whose partner in practice he became in 
183G-7 in New York to which city Judge E. had rm. In 1838-47 
he was in practice in Albany Co., where he held a part of the time 
the office of Dis. Attorney. In 1818 he returned to New York, 
engaged in the projection, and early in the financial management of 
the railroads from Cleveland to Toledo and Chicago, and from T. 
through the Wabash Valley to St. Louis: and when as a traveller I 
view the magnificence of these works, and attempt to calculate the 
vast and unnumbered advantages that they have already conferred ; 
and especially when, as a resident and explorer of the geology of the 
W., I foresee their effects to develop her neglected and hidden 
resources, augment and supply her population, and think of his 
agency in their creation, I would claim for him a nation's gratitude, 
and assure him of posterity's. To his reverence for ancestry and 
generous regard for the race will they and their descendants owe the 
recovery and publication of this part of their history. May his 
example be imitated, until research has gone back to the origin of 
the name,* and supplied some future genealogist with materials for 
a volume to instruct and gratify the Litchlields of another age. lie 
m. Grace II. Hubbard, dau. of Hon. Tho. H. II. of Ulica, and has — 
1. Frances If.'; 2. Edward II.; 3. Henri) Percy; \. Grace I). 

iv. Erasmus Darwin, 7 Dec. 7, 1818, r. a merchant at Brooklyn. N. Y., 
m. Mary Hubbard, and has, 1, Frederic* 

v. Egbert" Delos, 7 Dec. 13, 1823, d. April 21, '25. 

vr. Eliza Adaline, 7 (by 2d wife) m. Calvin P. Howe, has 1, Eliza L? 

vii. Emma Lucy 7 ; VIII. Edward Everett 7 ; ix. Egbert S. 7 

246. 278. Canterbury, 6 w. Sally H. Vinal, r. Roxbury, had, l. Henry M. 7 
Dee. 2, 1824, m. Elizabeth Budd, has James 11.," Anne Lizzie,* 
and Cits. E.,* ra. Newton; n. Sarah Augusta 7 ; ill. Lorenzo, 7 Nov. 
19, '28, r. Koxb. ; iv.Edward EL 7 , June 10, 1831, r. R. ; v. Sarah 
A. m. Wm. Parkinson, r. It. ; vr. Lucy M. 7 ; vii. Wm. 7 

71. 270. Noah, 5 a soldier of the revoln., w. Mabel Wade, r. Freeport, Me. 

287. 280. i. Noah, Dea., Dec. 0, 1778, m. Martha Ames fr. Oakham. 
301. 281. ix. Benj., c Dea., Feb. 10, '82, m. Nancy McLallen, r. Rock- 
land, Me. ; m. Betsey, Mar. 7, '84, m. Winslow Ames, r. Lewiston. 

288. 282. iv. Zaeheus, Dea., March 19, '86, m. Sally Barker. 

• The name of Litchf 1 is no doubt local, but remains to be explore J in England, whfie 
it ia not uncommon, bsjk • tally in certain iumI disti it fa 

1S55.] Descendants of Lawrence Litchfield. 217 

2S9. 283. vi. Luther 6 Dea., Sept. C, '88, d. May 11, 1853; m. Rhoda 
Cole, r. L. ; vn. Charlotte, 6 April 9, '91, d. Sept. 8, '53, m. Saml. 
Cole, Jr., r. L. 

307. 284. vm. Wade, 6 April 17, '93, m. Mary Ann Lander, r. Holton, Me.; 
ix. Priscilla, e March 26, '95, m. David Barker, r. L. 

293. 2S5. x. Nathaniel, 6 March 22, '97, m. Rachel Barker, r. L. 

29G. 286. xi. Jacob, 6 Jan. 7, 1800, m. Mary Ann Webb, r. Salmon Falls. 

280. 287. Noah, 6 w. Martha Ames, rs. Lewiston Falls, Me., i. Martha, 7 
Oct. 13, 1803, d. Nov. 25, 1825, m. A. J. Brooks, r. L. ; n. Sam- 
uel, 7 June 10, 1805, m. Mary Stanford, r. L., has, Watson D., 8 
Benj. L., 8 Ahin S., 8 Chas. M.,' Joseph S., 8 Isaac IF., 8 Henry C. 8 ; 
in. Ames 7 Rev., April 24, '07, d. Aug. 18, '35, m. Susan Bean, r. 
L. ; iv. Eliza, 7 May 9, '09, r. L. ; v. Benj., 7 June 11, '11 ; d. 
Aug. 22, '35, unm.; vi. Sarah C., 7 Sept. 9, '13, m. Norris Litch- 
field, r. L.,has Lucinda E , 8 Eliza E.,* Edward IF.; 8 vn. Betsey, 7 
Nov. 5, '15, m. Isaac II. Williams, r. Bos.; vm. Noah, 7 Nov. 28, 
1817, m. Olive E. P. Miller, r. Bos., has Susan H* Noah A., 8 
Ednah IF., 8 (d.) WiUbur F. S. 8 ; ix. Winslow A., 7 Nov. 8, 1820, 
m. Nancy Litchfield, r. Bos., had Ladora A., 8 Feb. 3, '50; x. 
Wm. G., 7 Feb. 3, 1823, m. Mary A. Cristy, 2d, Caroline Cristy, r. 
Bos., has Wm. G., 8 Geo. P., 8 Alfred IF. 8 

2S2. 288. Zacheus 6 Pea., w. Sally Barker; had, i. Elvira Jane, 7 d. Aug. 
25, 1842, m. Samuel dimming, r. Union ; ii. Alvin, 7 m. Rebecca 
E. Pratt, b. May 3, 1821, r. Manchester, N.H. and Bath, Me. ; 

iii. Sally Ann, 7 d. yg. ; iv. Antonette, 7 m. Dunnels, rs. 

Bath ; v. Amanda 7 (d.) m. Fogg, r. Manchester, N. II. ; vi. 

Violetta, 7 d. yg. and others that d. yg. 

283. 289. Luther, 6 Dea., w. Rhoda Cole, r. Lewiston, had, i. Norris, 7 
m. Sarah C. Litchfield, r. L. ; ii. Vassel E., 7 m Nancy Parsly, 
r. L.; iii. Lucinda, 7 m. Geo. B. Smith, r. L.; iv. Ephm. S., 7 m. 
Emily Belden, r. L. ; v. Harriet, 7 m. David Bumpus, r. L. ; vi. 
Luther, 7 r. L , unm.; vii. Maria, 7 r L. unm. 

285. 293. Nathaniel, 6 \v. Rachel Barker, rs. L— i. Belinda, 7 d. unm.; ii. 
Nelson B. 7 , m. Maria Rinds, r. L. ; iii. Aimed a, 7 d. num. ; iv. 
Sarah, 7 d. yg. ; v. Lydia, 7 (d.) ; vi. Anson,? d.yg.; vii. Anson,? r. L. 

280. 296. Jacob, 6 w. Mary Ann Webb, rs. Salmon Falls— i Wm. N.,» m.; 

ii. Lewis K., 7 m. Sarah Page ; iii. Alsie D ; 7 iv. Parker 7 ; v. Au- 
gustus. 7 

281. 301. Benj. 6 Dea. (a soldier in the war of 1812,) w. Nancy McLellan, 

r. Cushing and Union, Me. — i. Eliza Jane, 7 Sept. 30, 1810, m. 
Asa Morse, r. Rockland, Me. ; ii. Benjamin, 7 Jr., Aug. 26, 1812, m. 
Ruth Williams, rs. Rockland; iii. Simon, 7 rs. Rockland, Dec. 25, 
'14, m. Rebecca Crocket, 2d, Hanh. ; iv. Nancy M. L.,' Feb. 28, 
'17, m. Winslow Litchfield ; v. Almeda, 7 Aug 27, '18, d. Sept. 
23, '43, m. John M. Coombs (d); vi. Orin, 8 Oct. 9, 28. d. Sept. 24, 
'24; vii Matilda P., 7 Dec. 16, '22, m. John M. Coombs, 2d, 
Wm. Hopkins, rs. Boston ; viii. Electa A., 7 March 10, '25, m. '46, 
Hermon Mero, of Union ; ix. Albee K., 7 Aug. 15, '28, m. Serena 

21S Descendants of Alice Bradford. [J Lily, 

Young, rs. Boston and has Clarence R.; x. Alden, 7 April 13, '31, 
rs. Rockland, Me.; xi. Silas C., 7 Oct. 30, '33, rs. R. 
284. 307. Wade, 6 w. Mary Ann Lander, had, i. Vincent 7 ; ii. Mary, 7 and 
two others. 7 

73. 309. Samuel,* w. Sarah Curtis, r. Freeport — i. Sully, 6 m. Samuel 

Melcher, r. Brunswick ; ii. Samuel, 6 m. Bartlett, rs. Freeport; 

iii. Rchecca, 6 m. Anderson, rs F.; iv. Lendall, 6 m. , 

rs. Bath ; v. Cynthia, 6 m. Eph. Sole, (d.) rs. F. ; vi. George, rs. F.; 
vii. Hoa, 6 m. Lemuel Morse, r. F., intemperate. 

75. 313. Wm, s w. Ann Rogers, r. F. — i. Mark 6 ; ii. Mark, 6 m., inherited 
the homestead ; iii. Lewis, 6 m., rs. F., several daus. ; iv. Ann, 
and v. Polly. 

209. 316. Davis, 7 r. E. Boston ; i. Susan D. 8 ; ii. Caroline S., 8 by 2d w. ; 
iii. Albert F. 8 ; iv. Melinda H. 8 ; v. Francis P. 8 ; vi. Harriet E. 8 ; 
vii. dau. 8 

207. 319. Nichols 7 Dea., r. E. Bos. — i. Lawrence, 8 m. Sarah N. Lincoln, 
r. W. Roxb., has Mary 9 ; ii. Mary C., 8 m. Donald McKay, the 
builder of the ship Great Republic, of 4500 tons — had, 1, Loch- 
land,' (d.) 2, Fanny 9 ; iii. Abby S., 8 d. yg.; iv. Allyne C. 8 ; v. Al- 
mira H. 8 

143£. 322. Samuel,* m. Roxanna Shattuck, from Springfield, Vt., r. 
Ilingh., had, i. Caleb L., 7 m. Mary S. Litchfield, rs. E. Boston, had 
1, James L., 8 May 31, 1841 ; 2, Elizabeth J., 8 Aug. 12, '43; 3, 
Mary Ann, 9 Dec. 4, '44 ; ii. Samuel H., 7 m. Lucy Marsh, rs. 
Hingham ; iii. Hartwell, 7 m. Joanna Hyland, (d.) rs. II.; iv. 
Charles A., 7 rs. unm. in California ; v. Roxanna, 7 m. Washburn 
Turner, rs. H. ; vi. Harvey T., 7 Oct. 29, 1830, m. Mary Ann 
Fletcher, rs. E. Bos., had Mary Tho., 9 June 19, '52 ; vii. Wm., 7 
Nov. 12, '33, rs. E. Bos. ; viii. George W., 7 rs. II. 


Rev. Joseph Fowler* of East Haddam, Ct , b. at Lebanon, 1722, was 
son of Jonathan Fowler 4 of Windham, Ct., and was the 5th in descent 
from Hon. William Fowler, 1 one of the first magistrates of New Haven 
Colony. He m. 3 Feb. 1747, Sarah, dau. of Rev. Joseph Metcalf (of Leb- 
anon, 1 have it.) Mr. Fowler, 5 grad. Yale College, 1743 ; s. in the minis- 
try at East Haddam, where he was pastor 21 years, and d. 10 June, 1771. 

Children : Joseph, 6 m. Margaret Hull ; Sarah, 6 m. Rev. Joseph Vaill 
of Hadlyme and had eight children. Shed. 1832, and he d. 1838, in the 
8Sth year of his age and 59th of his ministry. Their four children now 
living are Rev. Wm. Fowler Vaill, 7 of Illinois ; Mrs. Sarah Vaill Nor- 
cross, 7 of Monson, Mass. ; Rev. Joseph Vaill, 7 D. D. of Somers, Ct., pas- 
tor ; and Mrs. Amanda Vaill Evarts 7 of Killingworth, Ct. Elisha Adams 6 
m. Mary Burr, removed to East Bethel, Vt., and had nine children. Elec- 
ta 6 m. Dea. Thomas Harvey and had four children ; one of them is Rev. 
Joseph Harvey, D. D., pastor of a Church in Thompsonville, Ct. 

The above will correct and add to the article, " Descendants of Alice 
Bradford," p. 12'J, Vol. 9, 13th line from bottom, where it says, " Sarah 
m. James Fowler of East Haddam." •• H. N. O. of New York. 

1855.] Corrections and Additions to \he Brown Family. 219 



[Communicated by Mr. A. "W. Brown.] 

On page 232 and 233 of Vol. VI, are various statements requiring no- 
tice. John Brown of H. 1638, who d. 1087, as the town record states 
about 95 years, is said to have come over in 1635, and m. Sarah Wulker. 
This may be incorrect, being based on the following items : — In Savage's 
Gleanings we find " Ja' Walker 15 yrs. &, Sarra Walker 17 servants to 
Jo. Browne a baker and to one W m Brazer Linen Draper in Cheapside ;" 
also the last passenger put on record on the same vessel in 1635, the Eliz- 
abeth from London, is " Jo. Browne 40" yrs. Nothing on the record 
shows whether it be the same John. But the probability rests on the fol- 
lowing coincidents .: John of Hampton was some 25 years older than 
Sarah his wife — and a granddaughter, Mary Marston, m. 30 Oct. 1699, 
Wm. Bracer, of Scarboro 1 and York, Me. It is conjectured he was a 
grandson of Wm. Brazer of Cheapside, in 1635, and that the marriage 
was the result of her grandmother having worked in London for his grand- 

Richard Walker came to Lynn, 1630, and in 1635, besides James 
and Sarah, came also in the same vessel, " Richard 24 and William 15 
years, stated to have been his children," (Hist, of Lynn) one or more of 
them. This wants confirmation. Richard was buried, 16 March, 1687, 
95 years. Although an examination has been made at Salem, Ipswich 
and Cambridge, nothing of any account can be found as to his children, 
by will or deed. Shubael and Samuel, of Reading, were probably his 
children. A Samuel was made freeman at Exeter, 1644 ; was perhaps of 
Portsmouth, awhile. In regard to the Walkers of Reading, there is an 
incident tending to prove a connection with the Browns of Hampton, or 
at least, of some family in Reading, which may be worth noting as the 
origin of a ditty widely scattered in New Hampshire and some portions of 
Massachusetts, years ago sung to children, which the writer is anxious to 
get complete. It seems that about 1710, Thomas and Ebenezer, sons of 
Thomas Brown (No. 28 and 32) from some miff or trouble, ran away from 
Hampton to Reading, whereat some mates jocose a song contrived for 
sport — to them a life long bore. 

Tom and Eben, ran to Reading, 

Tom Brown's sons 

The two little indian boys. 

Pumpkin and porridge ihey had twice a day, ■ 

But yet the boys the rogues would run away, 

Tom Brown's sons, 

The two little indian boys. 

One would run away 

And t'other would n't slay, 

Tom Brown's sons, 

The two little indian boys. 

There was an array of some dozen verses or more, each ending with 
the chorus of Tom Brown's sons, &c. 

They were all of wit a mere display, 
For making children laugh and play, 
Were they sung one hundred years and more, 
Who now'l repeat this tale of yore ? 

220 Corrections and Additions t6 (he Brown Family. [July, 

John Poor, b. 163G, who m. Sarah Brown (No. 1) was a mariner; 
in 10G2 he bought a house in Charlestown of John Knight and wife 
Abigail, and to have the privilege of landing goods on his wharf, bounded 
south by Charlestown harbor ; west by John Larkin's land ; north by the 
street; east by J. Knight's house. After the death of his first wife, he 
m. 12 Aug. 1GS0, Elizabeth (Burridge) Dean, who was m. to Thomas 
Dean, 15 Sept. 166S. No clue has been found to the family of John 
Poor, excepting the birth of his children born at Hampton and Charles- 
town. Sarah, b. 31 Dec. 1661 ; John, 3 Apr. '04 ; Richard, 28 Oct. 'G6 ; 
John, 30 Sept. '08; Sarah, 3 Apr. 71 ; Mary, 6 June, '73; Deborah, 13 
Nov. '75; Thomas, 27 Dec. '82; Bethiah, (1G84), d. 23 May '89 ; Si- 
lence, 20 Sept. '80, d. 22 May, '87. 

John Brown (No. 2) was born in 1644, as appears by deposition ; re- 
ceived by deed from his father, in 166G, one half of the farm at the 
Falls river. In 1G7G, Aug. 24th, he received £C) 12s. 5d. for services in 
King Philip's war, the highest amount charged to any Hampton man. 
Benjamin Swctt, c£5 Is. ; John Palmer, £A 19s. 4d. ; Joseph Cass, £3 
8s. Gd. and Thomas Brown (No. 7) £'3 8s. 4d. and others less amounts. 
But it is difficult to determine whether this difference results from a bal- 
ance due, or for longer service. The marriage of Benjamin (No. 3) is 
tradition solely ; no record can be found to prove or disprove. 

William Brookin of Portsmouth, m. Mary Walford, who was born 
1635 ; he d. 1094. Administration 26 Nov. 1694. No sons ; his daughters, 

1. Rebecca, m. before 1G79, Thomas Pummery. 

2. Mary, m. a Lucy — a son Benjamin Lucy. 

3. Sarah, m. Jacob Brown ah. 1082, (No. 5.) 

4. Martha, m. John Lewis, Rendall. 

5. , a daughter m. John Rous ; , a daughter m. John Lang. 

In 1703, five daughters were living ; it is probable one of the last two 

was a second marriage of Rebecca. Widow Mary m. William Walker, 
and they were both living in 1720, very aged. Jacob Brown had to make 
some provision about 1705, towards the support of his father and mother 
Walker, having received a share of the Brookin estate. This is another 
item worthy of note as confirming the conjecture that Jacob's own mother 
Sarah was a Walker, a relation possibly to William Walker of Ports- 
mouth, his wife's stepfather. A Godfrey Brookin, 26 years, in 1075, 
Henry B. and wf. Eleanor, 1075, (perhaps of Black Point.) Caleb 
Knight is called their son. Tamazine Matthews, widow of Francis, in 
(1684) gave her property to her grandson William Brookin, son of God- 
frey ; it does not appear whether it be son of the Godfrey just named or 
not ; if so it must have been quite a child ; if the William first named, she 
must have been 75 or 80 years at least. 

Thomas Walford, the first settler in Charlestown, of whom and his 
family some note is made in Drake's Hist, of Boston, moved to New 
Castle about (1G32.)? Some more items have been obtained from Exeter 
County Records. His will was dated 15 Nov. 1G60 ; proved 21 Nov. 
1060, a copy of which is on file. In reference to his estate in 1682, 
Henry Langstar, (Lancaster) ? aged 70, testified that he knew Thomas 
Walford 50 years before, William Seavey, aged 80, over 45 years, and 
Mary Johnson, aged 70, (probably widow of John Johnson,) over 40 

Thomas Walford's children. 

1. Hannah m. Pease before 1648 ; living 1660. 

1855.] Corrections and Additions io^ilie Brown Family. 221 

2. Jane m. Thomas Peverly ; his will 19 Apr. 1G70 ; inv. 26 May, '70, 
of Portsmouth. Children John, Thomas, Lazarus, Samuel, Jeremiah, 
Sarah and Martha Nohle. 

3. Jeremiah d. 21 April, 1GG0 ; his wife Mary survived and four chil- 
dren ; Thomas, who d. 1G81 ; Jeremiah, who lived to he quite old ; Mary 
m. John Thomas, who was horn 1641, and Martha, (who probahly m. a 
Westbrook, and was born 1645) ? 

4. A daughter , m. Thomas Hinkson, who died June, 1664 ; she 

then m. John Westbrook : her children, John Westbrook and Mary Hink- 

5. A daughter m. (Alexander) ? Jones ; children, Sarah, Samuel and 
John. In 1660, Thomas Walford gives to Alexander, son of Alexander 

C. Elizabeth, m. Henry Savage ; her will 13 Nov. 1708. Children, 
John, Ester, a daughter m. Edward Wells ; Mary m. a Lear, grandson 
John Lear. 

7. Mary, b. 1C35, m. William Brookin, m. 2nd, William Walker, liv- 
ing 1720, Portsmouth. Her children given above. 

John Amazeen, called the Greek, probably m. Mary the widow of Jer- 
emiah Walford. Sued for his wife's thirds in 1606. It may be she was 
dau. of Alexander Bachelder and Anne. There are Amazenes still at 
New Castle, his descendants. Joseph, one of the family, m. 27 Jan. '1732, 
Hannah Brown of Hampton, dau. of Samuel (No. 20.) He was frozen 
to death one stormy night losing his way, within a few rods of his own 
door, having worn a path in a circle round a tree in the snow trying to 
keep warm, date unknown. The widow d. Sept. 1798, about 85 years, 
at New Castle. She had several children, four sons. 

Mary Brown (No. 6) is erroneously stated to have m. Nathan Parker ; 
he died at Newbury, leaving an only dau. Mary, who died when about 18 ; 
his wife Mary was dau. of Francis Brown of Newbury, b. 15 Apr. 1657. 
Stated by Coffin to have d. 4 April, 1679, a mistake ; this was her mother 
Mary, wife of Francis, (a Johnson.) The daughter m. a second husband 
after Nathan Parker's death of the name of Elliott. 

Mary Brown (No. 6) is thus left without anything with certainty but 
her birth; Thomas (No. 7) m. Abial Shaw; William (No. 9) will 26 
Aug. 1725; Inv. ord. 26 Oct. '25; Sarah (No. 10) d. 3 Oct. 1084; 
Benjamin (No. 11) b. 20 Dec. 1683. After his wife's death, he may 
have m. Martha Walker, 29 Dec. 1749 ; John (No. 13) probably d. 14 
March, 1748; Jacob (No. 14), his wife Mary Green was dau. of Isaac 
Green, bap. 24 July, 1698. She whose birth is given was a cousin. 
No. 14, Moses Rowel 1, son of Jacob of Amcsbury, b. 29 Nov. 1699, was 
killed at Kingston, 20 Jan. 1733, by the caving in of earth. Jemima his 
wife, 2nd wife of Jacob Brown, probably d. 18 Oct. 1788, at the Falls 
(about 85) ? Thomas (No. 17) d. 1 Nov. 1765. John (No. 19) will 
23 March, 1747, proved 29 April, '47. Samuel (No. 20) b. 4 Nov. 
1686 ; his wife Elizabeth Maloon may have been granddaughter of Huy- 
biuck Maloon, who was, in 1660, a witness in New Castle for the Wal- 
fords, a deed from Thomas to his dau. Hannah Pease. Luke Maloon (a 
son ?) of Dover, m. Hannah Clifford of Hampton, 20 Nov. 1677, of Green- 
land, probably d. in 1723 ; his children, Joseph, Samuel, Luke, Mark, 
Nathaniel ; no daughters named, but no doubt Elizabeth was one, also 
Sarah b. 1679, m. Samuel Nudd, 27 Feb. 1701, d. 14 Feb. 1756, at 
Hampton. Tlu name is found now in New Hampshire. Abraham, b. Jan. 

222 Letter of John ^White. [July, 

1683, (No. 21,) Sarah, (No. 23,) moved to Chester, d. about 1770. Philip 
Griffin was born at Salisbury; Joseph, (No. 29,) his birth may be new 
style, being from a family record. His w. Elizabeth was dau. of Jo- 
seph Palmer, b. 5 May, 1692. Elizabeth, (No. 31,) d. 1778, at Rye. 
Margaret Goss, (No. 32,) was dau. of Richard, of New Castle ; his will 
23 March, 1719, proved 2 March, '20; w. Martha; children, Richard, 
Mary, John, Jethro, Margaret, Jona., Thomas, Nathan and Martha. He 
was doubtless brother of Robert, who d. 1714, w. Abigail. No children. 
Richard, Robert and a Jane, (named 1GSI,) may all three have been 
children of Richard Goss, a fisherman of New Castle, 1663, who had 
gone from Ipswich to Star Island. Elizabeth Fellows, (No. 33,) was 
wid. of John, of Kingston ; his Administration, 4 Dec. 1723. She was dau. 
of Caleb Towle, b. 9 Dec. 1699 ; Mary Bradbury, dau. of William Brad- 
bury of Salisbury, was b. 16 Dec. 1707. 


[Communicated by Joshua Coffin, Esq., of Newbury.] 
The following is a copy of a letter, addressed by the Rev. John White 
of Gloucester, Mass., to " The Honorable Her Majesty's Justices assem- 
bled in generall Session of the peace Att Salem." 

May it please your Honours, Glowster June 25, 1711 

At this time I think it my duty to Intercede for our delinquent 
Town. I have stirred up the Town some years past to set up & maintain 
a publick School as the Law directs. They have complyed and have 
built a Commodious School-house & for several years past have had a 
Grammar School-Master, & to my certain knowledge the Reason why we 
are now destitute is not for want of caring for & seeking after one, but 
rather because at this Juncture there is none to be had. The Selectmen 
desired me when I went to the Association Meeting to enquire after a Suit- 
able person, but none could be found, and again when I went to the Elec- 
tion, & there I enquired to no effect. Moreover Capt. Allen, one of our 
Selectmen took a journey to Cambridge & applycd himself to the Presi- 
dent for direction & assistance in this Matter, & the President told him 
that there was none at leasure till after Commencement, but Mr President 
promised to supply our want then. Capt. Allen went down to Boston & 
enquired of Mr. Wadsworth but after all this care & Travail we happen 
at this Crisis to be destitute. Now may it please your Honours seeing 
the Town has a due regard to learning &, the good laws of the province 
for in March last the Town Voated that they would have a Grammar 
School Master for this present year & have taken care for his Supply, I 
would humbly pray that your Honours would not rigourously exact upon 
us according to the Letter of the Law, &, I dare promise that your Hon- 
ours Indulgence shall not be abused unto a negligence in this Matter, I 
willJuimbly [?] some things to prevail with your Honours. The present Ex- 
pedition is a heavy burden to us as well as to other Towns, for many that 
go not themselves contribute for the encouragement of such as serve as 
also the Enemy make fearfull depredations upon our poor fishermen at 
Cape Sables, now how discouraging it would be, all Circumstances con- 
sidered for the Town at this time to be fined for a delinquency that can- 
not be prevented, I will leave to your Honours Consideration. Wishing 
your Honours may at this time & from time to time be directed unto a 
prudent &, faith fid I application & Administration of the Good Laws wc 
arc under. Your Honours Humble & obedient Servant, John White. 

1855.] Abstracts of Early* Wills. 223 


[Prepared by Mr. Wm. B. Trask, of Dorchester.] 

[Continued from page 142.] 

Comfort Stakr. — 22 Aprill 1659. Will. My body to be burryed 
within y e vsuall place of buriall in Boston, so neere my late wife as m;iy 
be possible with conveniency. I giue vnto Samuell Starre, my large book 
of Martyrs, with y e frame belonging therevnto ; vnto Euery one of my 
Grand Children, 12d apiece, in English money ; vnto y e fiue dan", of my 
dau. Maynard (deceased) £10. apiece, to be payd to either of them, as 
they come to y e age of 16 yeare ; vnto my sonne Thomas Starre, (de- 
ceased) his children, £10 apiece, to be payd vnto each as they either of 
them come vnto 18 yeares of age; vnto my sonne Thomas, his fower 
youngest, one Mare to be disposed & equally devided at y e discretion of 
my Supervisors; if they thinke meete, y e Mare to be sold, then, my will 
is, either of them Children should have one quarter pi of what said Mare 
is sold for ; vnto my grand Child, Symon Eire, £6. p. Annu to be payd 
him ycarely, vntill he come unto y e age of 18 yeares ; it being so giuen 
by me vnto him fory e Advancement helpe & furthering him in Learneing. 
For y e assurance of y e due paym 1 of y e said .£6. yearely, I Engage my 
now dwelling house, That he, or his Guardian, or those who have y e over- 
sight of him, shall and may lawfully enter into y e said house, and dis- 
treinc for euery defect so much as shall satisfy y e said sume y l is not 
payd, & y e charge or charges y* ariseth by reason of such distresse for 
y c non paym 1 of y e said £6. yearely, y e overplus to be returned. My 
minde &. will is, That if y<= said Symon Eire desist goeing forward in 
Learneinrr, yt j s yt he doe not goe vnto some Gramar Schoole &, to some 
Academia, or to be with some godly Minister whereby he may be in- 
structed in y e Toungs, Arts & Sciences, then ye said Annuall paym 1 of 
y* said £6. shall cease. My minde is, y l y c said Symon Eire should en- 
joy his house &, land y r vnto belonging \v ch apptaineth vnto him, of right, 
by inheritance, And also, y l my Executo r shall pay vnto him y l w cl ' I am 
Engaged vnto him by y e Hono r ed Court, y l is, about £60, w dl is as much 
as I haue receiued of his, by my Administring of his moveable goods af- 
ter y e death of his p r ents. My sonne John to be my Execute. The rest 
of my Estate in New England I giue to my sonne John Starr, and vnto 
my dau. Elizabeth Ferniside, equally to be devide betweene them ; then, 
y l my sonne John shall devide his share into three pts ; one third of it 
shalbe given vnto his Children, vnto Euery one a equal! share, [The por- 
tion of Elizabeth to be divided in the same manner.] If my dau. Han- 
nah Starr come into New England, my mind is, y« [she] shall haue my 
siluer guilt double salt Celler. I giue vnto my dau. Hannah Starr, all 
my debts due vnto me in old England. I giue vnto said Hannah, £50 
sterling to be payd vnto her, out of y e Rent, as it ariseth of my house &, 
land,w cl > 1 haue in Eshitisford, in Kent, in old England. I giue vnto my 
sonne, Comfort Starr, my before mentioned house & land in Eshitisford, 
pvided my said dau. Hannah be payd y e aforesaid .£50 ; And also pro- 
vided, y l my sonne Comfort Cause to be payd at Boston, for y e vse of my 
Grand Children, for my Executo r , to distribute to Euery one of my 
Grand-Children in good Kcrsy &, Peniston & Cotton to y e worth of 40s. 
a pecce, to be payd within 4 yeares after my decease. Vnto my dau. 

224 Abstracts of Early Wills. [July, 

Elizabeth, all my Right of y l Land wherevpon her now dwelling house 
is built, &, also y e Land adjoyneing, from y e high way before theire house, 
downe backward, vnto y e mill pond. I appo'mte my beloved Broth's in 
Law, Mr John Morhy & Faithjull Rouse my Supervisors, vnto either of 
w ch I w ",]] 5 oq s a p eece _ l gi ue vn to my dau-in-Iaw y e late wife of my 
sonne Thomas Starr, one siluer bossed wine Cupp. It is my minde (in 
regard of y e scarcitie of money in this Countrey) y* my E.\ecuto r shall 
pay my Legacies, if he Can Conveniently, with shop pay, but if he Can- 
not so suite or fitt them, then he shall pay them in such Comodities as 
this Countrey brings forth, except such legacies y l is Expressed to be 
payd in money or siluer. Comfort Starr. 

in y e p r nce of Christopher Gibson. 

John Collins, Rich* Taylor, William Read. 

2 Feb. 1659, Rich d Taylor, &l W™ Read deposed. 

Inventory of the Goods &, Chattells of Mr Comfort Starr Deceased 2d 
Jan. 1G59, prized by John Chickering, Edward Burt, 3 Feb 1659, when 
John Starr deposed. Sume totall, .£613. 02. More apprized 8:1: 59- 
60. £32. 14. 11. 

Debts due the deceased from John Carrey, Faithfull Rouse, Sam" Bry- 
ant, James Vahan, Johannah Mills, W m Wenborne, Alexander Waits, 
James Luxford, John Borne, Georg Clarke, John Rogers, Joseph Rams- 
den, John Howard, Francis Weston, Hen Sampson, William Spowell, 
Rebecca Taylor, John Harding, Edward Hall, Phillip de La Noe, Mar- 
garet Vassall, Job Hawkins, Bourne, of Muddy River; Edmund Weston, 
Jonathan Brewster, junio r ; Joseph Gallop, Evan Thomas, Pate Feild, 
Joseph Pryor, Edward Page, Joseph Harding, Thomas Wheeler, George 
Wheeler, Symon Tuttell, Mr John Cutts, Boson Russell, Will Edmonds, 
Mathew Grosse, Jno Holloway, Arthur Keayne, Mr Westmerland, John 
Hanmore, Good. Wheat, Good. Wooley, Tho Walker, John Matson, Do- 
man Mathewes, Good. Felt, Tho. Call, Mr George Broome, Anthony Dod- 
son, Georg Turner, Tho Fox, Will Ilartwell, George Howard, John Hill, 
Zachary Phillips, Humphrey Turner, John Tuckerman, Danrell Aleborne, 
Cornelius Wright, George Dobson, David Faulkner, Good. Pecke, Mr Aul- 
dine, senior; Good. Baker, W» Dickerman, Sam" Norden, Vrsilla Batten, 
W m Read, Mr Euerill, for John Fris ; W m Clarke, Joseph Bettle, John 
Coles, of Lovells Island ; Edw BrufFe, Charitie an old maide ; John 
Aymes, &c. 

John Johnson, of Roxbury. Will. 30: 7 th . (59.) My dwelling 
house &, Certaine lands I haue already giuen to my beloved wife, dureing 
her life, according to a deed extant, wherein also I haue given her .£60. 
for her household furniture, w ch house &, Lands, after my wifes decease, 
I giue vnto my fiue Children, to be Equally devided, my Eldest sonne 
hauing a double portion, according to y e word of God. Vnto my two 
Grand Children, who haue liued with me, Elizabeth Johnson & Mchetable 
Johnson, each of them £5. to be payd within one yenre after my decease. 
I haue given to my sonnes, Isaac Jonnson, &. Robert Pepper a p r cell of 
lands of 55 acres in y° third devision of y c towne, w cl ' 1 heartily Con- 
firme. All y e rest of my Lands, debts, &c. I giue to my fiue Children to 
be equally devided ; my Eldest sonne haueing a double portion. I make 
my sonne Isaac Johnson & Robert Pepper, my Executors. 1 request El- 
der Heath &. Deacon Parke, to be overseers, and in token of my Loue I 
giue them each 40s. If my Children disagree in any thing, I order them 

1855.] Abstracts of Earli) Wills. 225 

to choose one man more to these my overseers & stand to theire deter- 
mination. John xj Johnson. 

Witnes, John Elliot, John Alcocke, 

Edward Denison. The last two deposed. 

15 Oct. 1659. Inventory of Estate taken by Capt Isaac Johnson &, 
Robert Pepper, who deposed, 15 Oct. 1659. 

Robert Bradish. — Will. My wife executrix. To my wife, Vastie 
Bradish, my whole Estate, both in Boston & in Cambridge, or else where, 
so long as she liueth ; to be at her disposing, both house & lands & what 
is in them, or vpon them. After her decease, I giue to my sonne, James 
Bradish, 20s. To my sonne, John Bradish, <£40. & a bedsteed, & al! y c 
bedding y l doth belong therevnto. I giue my sonne in Law, Ezekiell 
Morrefl, £\0. & a bedsteed therevnto belonging; y l w ch he hath now in 
possession. To my sonne Joseph, a flocke bed, & a trundel bed. To 
my dau. Mary Gibbs, a flocke bed. After my Goods are prized &- Leg- 
acies payd, y e Remainder shall be equally devided amongst fower of my 
children, James, Joseph, Mary & Hannah. If any of these be deceased, 
then theire p l . to goe to theire children. If John Bradish dye, without 
heyres, his £&. to be equally devided between these fowre of my Chil- 
dren last mentioned ; & y e bed to Ezekiell Morrell. If Ezekiell Morrell 
dye, without heyres, then his c£10. & y e bed, to be equally devided be- 
tween these fowre Children, or theire Children, if theire Parents is dead. 
My Loveing Brother, Isaac Morrell, to be my overseer, if he be aliue at 
yUime. 12: 3mo : 1657. Robert Bradish. 

in y e p r nce of John Wiswall, Isaac Morrell, who deposed 29 Oct 1 659. 

Inventory of y e Goods & Chattells of Robert Bradish of Boston, de- 
ceased, taken by John Wiswall & Thomas Butulph 28 : 7 : 1659. Am* 
£207. 02. 02. Vashty Bradish, Relict of Robert, deposed 29 Oct. 

Phillip Long, of Boston, being bound to sea, doe make this my last 
will. Wife Anne Long, my Executrix of all my worldly goods, movea- 
ble & immoveable. 

27 Oct 1658 P hiIli P Long- 

Test : Thomas Squire, Walter Salter. 
Zachary Phillips, Benjamine Brisco. Phillips & Brisco deposed. 

Inventory taken 3:9: 1659, by James Euerill, Will English, Will 
Nickerson. Mentions, Thomas Browne, Hen Lamprey, George Broome, 
Roger Seaward, Edwd Page, Benjamine Brisco, &c. 13 Nov 1659. 
Anne Long deposed this to be a true Inventory of her late husbands, 
Phillip Longs, Estate. 

Jaevis Gould.— Inventory of the goods of Jarvis Gould, deceased, 
of Boston, shoomaker, 4^ July 1656. Am*. £66. 08. 07. Jn° Parke, 
Alexander Adams, Henry Bridgam &, Edward Goodwin, deposed, 8 
July, 56. 

Thomas Faulkner.— Inventory of the Estate of the late Thomas 
Fawkner, of Boston, taken 22 : 5mo : 1656, by Richard Russell, Robt 
Pateshall, Josh Scottow, Tho: Lake. Am'. .£153. 09. James Hawkins, 
& David Fawkner, deposed, 29 July 56. 

22G Abstracts of Early Wills. [July, 

Thomas Rawlins. — Will. Being very weake. All my worldly goods 
y l I haue here resident at Boston, that is to say, my house and Land, I 
bequeath vnto my wife Sarah, & vnto my sonne, Thomas Rawlins. My 
wife [to] enjoy it for her life time, with alt y e moveable goods therevnto 
belonging, & y l my sonne Thomas shall not sell nor any way hinder my 
wife of y e enjoym 1 of any of my goods belonging vnto my house, y l is to 
say, all mann r of household stufie & bedding &, other household neces- 
saries, & y l my wife shall not hinder my sonne Thomas of his right of y e 
enjoymen 1 of a habitation in y e house, & y e vsc of such necessaries as he 
stands in need .of, as is to say, y e vse of my tooles, bedding for his sup- 
ply, &c. And it is my desire y l my wife &, my sonne Thomas Liue 
together peaceably, as formerly they haue done. My house &, Land 
lyeing at Scituatc, Called by y c name of Rawlins Farme, I giue vnto my 
sonne, Nathaniel! Rawlins, being in quantitie about 40 acres of vpland, 
&, 10 acres of marsh, belonging vnto y e foresaid house &, Farme. Y e 
20 accres of Land y l lyes by y e end of William Parkers, I leaue vnto y e 
disposeing of my sonne Thomas; as for y 8 Lott y l lyes by goodman 
Boords, 1 giue vnto my sonne Thomas, being about fowre score accres of 
vpland &; six of Marsh, more or lesse, provided y l he let my sonn Na- 
thaniell haue two accres of Marsh for a supply of fodder for his Cattle 
next vnto Goodman Boords. 12 th March 1660. 
witness herevnto John Lovewell Thomas Rawlins. 

And for y e better execution hereof, I appoint my wife, & my sonne 
Thomas, executors. 

Attest, John Hall. 

And further, I giue vnto my sonne 'Nathaniel one of y two Cowes y* 
he hath now of mine in his keeping, provided he raise a Calfe for my 
4 April! 1660. John Louewell deposed. Edw: Rawson Recordr. 

Also, Thomas Raivlins, y e sonne, declared y l knowing his father to 
haue left his mother in Law, Sarah, too little, he was free and willing & 
did giue her .£10. more then his father gaue her. 

Inventory made 23 March 1660, by Thomas Buttolph & Richard 

Phillip Locke.— Inventory of his Estate rendered by Hugh Williams, 
Administrator, who deposed, 31 July, 1656. Amt £16.09. Mentions 
Mr Robert Long, senior, of Charlestowne ; Mr Booth ; Tho. Hawkins ; 
Mrs. Ann Knight. 


Thomas Paddens. — Inventory taken by John Barrell, and Thomas 
Deiver. Am 1 . £5.11.09. W* English deposed, 1" August 1656. 

James Kemon. — Inventory of his goods taken y c 18 th of y° 8 moneth 
1656. Willm Blake, Thomas Iwitt, Mr Clarke, deposed 30 Octob r 1656. 

Nicholas Simkins. — Inventory of his goods and Chattells taken by 
Thomas Savage, Joshua Scotto, 30 : 8 : 1656. Am 1 . £72.00.06. Power 
of administration graunted to Ishabell, his Late Wife, in behalfe of hir 
sclfe &, Children Deposition made by her, the same day. 

Samuel Siieuman, late of Boston, deceased. Inventory, taken 2 : 1 

1855.] Abstracts of Early Wills. ' 227 

1644. William Colbron, Mr Hills, & Jacob Eliott, deposed 28 July 
1652. Richard Parker received for y e vse of y e stocke y l remained, 
.£33.10. The magistrates received this Inventory w th y e bill of Charge 
Annexed and Conceive that the 50 odd pounds remaind r being due to y e 
Children be secured. The petition of Mary Eliott may be graunted to 
hir. Edward Kawson Record 1 ". 

Disbursements out of the Estate to Thomas Bayly, of Ilingham ; 
Thomas Painter, of Boston ; Richard Blake, of Dorchester ; Mr. John 
Oliver, of Boston ; Thomas Marshall, of Boston ; Jn° Locke, of Boston, 
for Samuell Sharman ; Jacob Sheafe, of Boston ; Martha Sharman ; Ma- 
ry Sharman, &-c, &,c. [The $50 above mentioned, to be paid the 
children.] £20, to y e Eldest, &. £10 a peece for the other 3, &, one of 
y e said 3 being dead, Phillip, his portion shalbe equally deuided amongst 
y c survivers, which order shall be Recorded. 

Edward Rawson Record 1- . 

Richard Shearman. — Being weake, doe make my last Will. I giue 
vnto my two dau\ Ann Shearman & Prissilla Garctt, wife of Marline 
Garet, to each, £10; to my dau. Martha Brow7ic, £10; to my dau. 
Abigail Damine, £10 ; all which Legacies I appointe to be payd out of 
my Estate that shall remaine after the decease of my wife Elizabeth, 
within sixe monethes after her decease, by my overseers. Provided my 
wife shall see Cause with y e advise of my overseers to sell y e dwelling 
house & y e ground adjoyning to it during hir life time, then said Lega- 
cies shall be payd within six moneths after such sale ; the two tenn 
pounds to my two dau". in England into y e hands of my Cousine, Mr 
[Edmund ?] Anger, of Cambridge, to be sent vnto my said two daus. if 
then liueing, or else to y c Child or Children of them. If either die with- 
out issue before y c time mentioned, then y c survivor, or hir children, to 
receive it. If both die, leaving no issue, y e £40 [to] be disposed of to 
my two dau«. Martha &z, Abigaile, or to their Children, at y e discretion of 
my Overseers. 1 giue vnto Mary &l Elizabeth Spaicle, my Grand Children, 
to each of them, £5, vpon y e same terms as y c legacies of my dau*. aboue 
specifved, to be payd by my wife or her successors. In Consideration of 
w dl I "discharge my wife from y e paym 1 of £15, mentioned in a deed of 
sale, whereby I haue made over my orchard to my wife, the said deed 
bearing date the 25 th Aug. 1G58, & I doe Confirme said deed of sale to 
my wife, w ch deed was made to Mr. John Joyliffc on hir behalfe, who is 
hereby discharged. I appointe my wife, sole Executrix of this my Last 
Will. I also appointe my friends and Kinsmen, Mr. Edmund Anger and 
John Lovermore, of Watcrtown, Overseers. 7 April KiGO. 
signed &, deliuered by Richard Richard Shearman. 

Sherman, with y e clause on y e 
margent, being in these words, 

leaueing all y" rest of my estate vnto my said wife & Executrix. Wit- 
ness, William Bartholmeio, John Joyliffc. 

31 July 1G60, William Bartholmew, deposed. 

Inventory of Estate taken 26 th June 1G60, by William Colbron, Wil- 
liam Bartholmeio. Am 4 . £105.10.06. Elizabeth Shearman deposed, 
31 July 1660. 

Samuel Johnson. — Inventory of Samuell Johnsons goods deceased the 
23 of the 11 mo. 1G56. Taken by Benjamin Ward, Edw. Raynsford. 
Amt. £56.00.5. Mary Johnson, wid. of Samuel, deposed. 

228 Abstracts of Early Wills. [July, 

Arthur Gill. — John Swede, Adm, — tor to y e Estate of Arthur Gill, 
renders his account. 19 March 165G, which the Court allows. Mentions 
" John, y e Eldest sonne " ; " his sonne Tho. dyett for above a yeare, for 
his passage to England ; " &,c. " his dau. Frances Gill, Ed\v d Goodwine, 
Rich 1 ' Sanford, Pceter Hill, George Davis, Allexander Adams, Jn° Sun- 
derland, Wm White, Andrew Anger, goodman Elliway, Tho. Chadwcll, 
W™ Gorgray, Mr Coker," &c. 

Samuel Basse, Junior. — Jeremiah Houchin and Pceter Brackett hav- 
ing examined the Estate of Samucll Basse, Junior, of Brantry, render 
their account. Rob 1 Howard and Deacon Sam 11 Bas made a proposall, 
that the whole Estate should be at the disposall of Mary Bas, wife of said 
Sa))Vi Bas Junior, Except the house and Land, in Brantry, with 5 Acres 
of Land, which house & lands shalbe lett & improved by Robert How- 
ard and Deacon Sam' 1 Bas, which the Court approoved of, 23 April 1057. 

Margaret Snooke. — Will. I, Margaret Snook, of Weymouth, wid- 
dow of James Snooke, (see Reg. Vol. V. p. 441.) Ordaine my Coussine 
Alike Peache, of Marblehead, my Executo r 9.2. GO. 
Witness, John Whit Marsh Margaret cy Snooke 

Nicho Whitmarsh, 
who deposed, 31 May 1GG0. 

[Deacon John Rogers was indebted to Margaret Snooke, 40'. for a 
heifer, he bought of her, " In regard y l y r is a smale Legacie to be payd 
to him, I am not willing" she says, " y l it should be taken out of his 
hand, for p r sent, if my necessitie Call not for it." She resigns it vp to 
her Executrix.] 

Inventory, taken 9:3: 1GG0, by John Rogers, John Vineing. Alice 
Peach, of Marblehead, deposed 12 July 16G0. 

Christopher Smith. — 10 April 16G0. I Christopher Smith, of Ply- 
mouth, in the Countie of Devon, Eng. Carpenter, being sicke, doe make 
this my last Will. I giue vnto my sister, Bridget Joel, c£10 ; Coussine 
Mary Cook, c£20 ; Coussine John Joel, 40* ; Coussine Elizabeth Joel, 
40" ; Coussine Margaret Joel, £5 ; vnto Willomet Harwood, 40" ; vnto 
y e servant maid y* liued with my sister, Bridget Joel, (called Ellenor,) 
40 a ; vnto my sister, Elizabeth Cooke, all y c rest of my Estate, who I 
make sole executrix. 

Published in y e p r nce of vs. Christopher Smith. 

John Clampet, John Holman, 
John X Wakejield, William Pearse. 

Item, after y e p r fecting of this Will, in y e first fforme, I y c said Chris- 
topher, doe giue vnto my friend Ann Trenow, £5, to be payd by my exe- 
cutrix. I giue vnto Jn° Holma, w ch was a servant to me, my sad Collo r ed 
suite of apparrel, to be Compleated with shirt, stockins & y" rest, to make 
a suite Complcat, &i all my workeing tooles. Christ A Smith. 

Witnessed by George Clampet, Jn° Clampet, William Pease. John 
Clampet, Jn° Holman &. W m Pearse deposed 25 April, 1GG0. 

25 Aprill 1GG0. Whereas y e will of Christopher Smith, Carpintcr of 
shipp VValsingham, was prooved on Oath at said Court, he dep r ting this 
life on y tenth of Aprill, aforesaid, & Leaving no friend in trust. 

To p'scrue y" Estate in this Will giuen, y l is in the Country, y* Court 
Ordered y l y" Estate should be Comittcd into y" hands of Mr Abraham 

1855.] Abstracts of Early Wills. 229 

Browne, merchant, to whom y e Cargo of said shipp was Consigned, to 
p r serue & Convey to y e pties Concerned, bringing in an Inventory thereof. 

Edw. Rawson, Record 1 ". 

Inventory given by Abraham Browne, who deposed, 8 Feb. 1660. 
Names mentioned : — William Kennwicke, John Juell, John Archite, 

Peetcr Stutly, Edward Sander, Richard Nicklas, John Tome, E 

Londe, John Hach, John Newman, Christopher Tailor, Gerard Walch, 
Edward James, Robert Sweet; Richard Taprill, Commander y' ship 

Humphry Damerill. — Inventory of the Estate of Mr Humphcry 
Damerell, Commander of the Barke Sea Flower, of Boston, apprized by 
Rich* Gridly, Henry Alline, 27 Aprill 1654. 

Thomas Jones and John Backer being Intrusted by Mrs. Sarah Damerell 
to prize what the Barke is worth, with all her matterialls, as sailcs, 
Masts, and other Riging, Anchors & Cables, [value the whole at £140. 
The same value was also put upon it, by John Anderson, Jeremiah 
Cushen.] Sarah Damerell deposed 27 Aprill 1654, and the Magistrates 
did determine that she should give securitie to the Recorder to satisfye 
her sonne of one hundred marks for his portion out of this Estate. 

William Stevens. — His Estate prized by Thomas Bligh, 16 May 
1657. Am 4 . £11.08.03. Power of Administration Graunted to Thomas 
Blith, in behalfe of the next kinne. 

Richard Norton. — Wee whose names are vnderwritten being desired 
by Hugh Williams, of Boston, administrator to the Estate of Rich d Nor- 
ton, late of Boston, Couper, deceased, &, being desired to prize the house, 
yard, wharfc, &/ y° priviledges of the Cnndit therevnto belonging to the 
said Norton, doe value the p r misses aboue mentioned to the vallew of 
,£160 starling, witnes our hands, 8 th Aug.t 1657, Joseph Roche, Henry 
Alline, John Maynard. 

Due from George Palmer, for Rent, &c. Hugh Williams, deposed, 
21 Aug. 56. 

Thomas Hunt. — Inventory of his Estate, prised by William Hudson, 
John Viall. Am' £84.04. 

Desperate debts: — By a bill of one Brighting, gone to Jamica ; of one 
Will Prichard, gone to Jamica ; a debt of W™ King ; of M r George 
Munjoye ; of good Brynen, of Hartford. 13 Aug 1657. Elizabeth 
Hunt, deposed. 

Henry Thorner. — An Inventory of the goods & Estate of Henry 
Thorncr, who dyed at Piscataque y e 26 th Aug. 1657. Apprized by Cap'. 
Bryan Pendleton, Cap'. Richard Waldeme, Tho: Clarke & Mr Henry 
Shrimpton. Amt. £174.14.04. Cap 1 . James Garret & Edward Thor- 
ner, deposed, 23 Oct. 1657. Edw. Rawson, Record r . 

Bartiiolmew Barlow. — Inventory of the Estate of Bartholmeio Bar- 
low, deceased, 26 th Sep 1 . 57. Apprized by Richard Croade, Richard 
Garrett, William Osborne, John Barrell. Sum Total, £310.06.03*. 
Power of Administration Graunted to Thomas Barloe, his sonn, 15 Oct. 
1657, who then deposed. 

Memorandum. That Bartholmew Barloe, the 25 of Sept. being of a 
disposeing minde, to our best knowledge, in Answ r to a Question pro- 
posed by vs to him what he would doe with his Estate, he Answered 

230 Abstracts of Early Wills. [July, 

he would giue or Leave all that he had to his sonne. Being asked 
whether he would not giue his servant any thing he had, no not a penny, 
he would Leaue all to his Sonne. 

Witnes our hands, Richard Graves, James Phelps. 

John Strange. — Inventory of the goods of John Strange, late of Bos- 
ton, deceased, taken by William Clarke, Robert Williams, 15 Oct. 1657. 
Am 1 . £22. 18.04. Power of Administration to the Estate Graunted to 
Richard Curtis, in Right of Sarah, his wife. Richard Curtis, deposed. 

Walter Merry. — Inventory of his Estate prized by William BeamsU 
Icay, Alex. Adams, John Phillips, William Howard, 20 Dec. 1657. 
Debts due : — To men that went to seeke the Corps of the said Walter 
Merry, Q' ; to the men that brought the Corps of the said Walter Merry, 
10' ; Tho. Anker, &c. Mary Merry, Administratrix to the Estate of 
Walter Merry, her husband, deposed, 21 Oct. 1657. 

It is ordered by the Court that this Estate shalbe equally devided be- 
twixt the said Mary, the Mother, and Walter, the sonne of the said 
Walter, that the Child should be brought vp out of the profitt of his 

Mr Nathaniell Glover, of Dorchester. — Inventory taken by Roger 
Clap, William Clarke, 5:4: 1657. Am 1 . £591.11.08 Mary Glover, 
relict of Nathaniel, deposed, 7 June 1657. [Nathaniel Glover died, 
21:3: 57.] 

William Burnell, of Pulling point, within y« bounds of Boston. — 
Will. I William Burnell, doe giue vnto my sonne, John Burnell, my 
house & ground in Boston, when at age of 21 yeares, provided he is not 
Corrupted with that opinion CoTiionly Called y e Quakers, but, in Case he 
should be ledd aside by y l opinion of Quakers, & remaine so, then my 
minde is y l he shall haue but .£50 ; & thus to be payd vnto him, £5. 
when he is at the age of 21 yeares, and so £5. a yeare vntil y* some of 
£50 be payd him. In case he dye before he come to y e age of 21 yeares, 
then, y c house to remaine my wifes as long as she liueth, and after her 
death to be my sonne Samuells. My Will is, y l my dau. Sarah, haue 
£40, as her portion, when 25 yeares old ; and thus to be payd, my move- 
able goods to be valued, and she to receiue y m , or y e sume as they are 
valued vnto, & what is wanting of y e goods to pay y* sume, [to] be payd 
out of my furmc in Pulling Pointc. I guie vnto my sonne Samuel/, my 
farme in Pulling Pointc, but y° said Samuel! is not to possessc, nor enter 
on it untill the full some of ,£'40 be payd vnto my dau. Sarah. My wife 
to be my Executrix. James Bell, of Pulling Point, and John Douliltle, 
of Rumney Marsh, to see this my Will fullfilled. 16:2: 1660. 

In p r nce of William X Burnell 

Thomas Laughton, Deane Winthrop. 

Mr Deane Winthrop, deposed 12 July 1660. 

Inventory of the Estate : — House and Land at Pullin Poynt, vallued at 
£100. by M r Winthrop &, John Grover ; house &, land in Boston, val- 
lewed at £30., &, Henry Boyen &, Richard Barnard; y c Cattle and 
other goods, at Pullin Poynt, Vallued at £27, by James Hill &, John 
Southwicke. Sarah Burnell, widow of William, deposed, 17 May 1661. 

Philip Bill, Willm Denison, Barnett Ingolls indebted to the Estate. 
William Burnell indebted vnto Goodman Willis, of Boston, & Goodman 
Clarke, shoomaker. 

(To he Continued.) 

1855.] Gov. Bradford's Manuscript History. 231 


The following article is copied, by request, from the Boston Evening 
Transcript, for April 16, 1S55 : — 

Comparatively but few persons will understand, by the mere announce- 
ment that the "long-lost history of Gov. Bradford" has been discovered, 
what the nature of that MS. is, and what importance is attached to it by 
students in the history of the Pilgrims. For the benefit of the general 
reader, what follows is offered. William Bradford came to Plymouth in 
the Mayflower, in 1620, and was the second Governor of the little colony 
of Pilgrims, who laid the foundation of that ancient settlement. He was a 
man of learning, discretion, and sound judgment, and employed much of his 
time in the business of the Colony, and wrote much of a public nature. 
Among all his public and private engagements he found time to prepare 
a history of the Colony which he had taken so prominent a part in 
founding. That history came into the possession of the Rev. Thomas 
Prince, one of the ministers of the Old South Church in Boston, who 
carefully extracted from it in compiling his invaluable Annals. In the 
preface to those Annals, Mr. Prince gives a catalogue of some of his 
morp important MS. sources of information. In this catalogue, the work 
of Bradford stands first, the title of which he thus gives : " Governor 
Bradford's History of Plymouth People and Colony, from 1602 to the 
end of 1646, in 270 pages, folio ; with some account, at the end, of the 
increase of those icho came over xoith him, from 1620 to 1650, and all in 
his own hand-writing. ." 

Besides Mr. Prince, Mr. Nathaniel Morton had made considerable use 
of the same MS. in compiling his " New England's Memorial," but not 
in a way that the extent of the use made could easily be ascertained. 
Gov. Hutchinson also had the use of it, but it yet remains to be seen 
how much these several authors have omitted, as not coming within the 
scope of their designs. Times have changed. Facts, thought to be 
of little or no importance when those authors wrote, are, many of them, 
not so considered, now, and all the words that flowed from the pen of a 
Pilgrim will be in future ages treasured up as " pearls of great price." 

But our main object in this article is to show how the MS. of Gov. 
Bradford has been brought to the knowledge of the community at this 
time, which was in this accidental manner : Mr. J. S. Barry, a member 
of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society, a resident of Hano- 
ver, (who now has a History of Massachusetts in press), borrowed of 
another member of the same society, [J. W. Thornton], a History of the 
" Episcopal Church in America," published in England about ten years 
ago. In reading this work, Mr. Barry observed familiar passages, which 
passages the foot notes showed were extracts from a certain MS. in the 
Fulham Library. He pondered upon the matter a short time, and with- 
out making any positive decision as to what the MS. referred to was, 
took the book to another member of the same Society [S. G. Drake] and 
requested his opinion as to the author of the MS. On reading a single 
extract, this gentleman said at once that a portion of the extract was 
from Bradford's MS. History, as given by Prince, and that the remainder 
had never before been published, or if so, it had never come to his 
knowledge. He therefore encouraged Mr. Barry to pursue the matter, 

232 Gov. Bradford's Manuscript History. [July, 

as he had no douht that the original IMS., a copy, or large extracts from 
it, were the foundation of the quotations in the book in which they were 
found. After this, or about this time, Mr. Barry called the attention of 
several others to the same passages of the book, and there appears to 
have been but one opinion respecting what they indicated, namely : that 
they indicated that there was something in the Fulham Library about 
Plymouth which could not be found in this country. Accordingly, one of 
the gentlemen with whom Mr. Barry conferred, [Charles Dcane], (who 
possesses much liberality, and is not at all wanting in enthusiasm in anti- 
quarian matters, especially in all that relates to New England), immedi- 
ately wrote to a gentleman in London [Rev. Joseph Hunter] to ascertain, 
if possible, what the MS. in question might be ; at the same time furnish- 
ing him with the means of ascertaining whether it were in the chirofra- 
phy of Gov. Bradford or not. Suffice it to say, that by the return steamer, 
undoubted evidence was received that Gov. Bradford's MS. was the MS. 
sought for, and that the Bishop of London, in whose keeping it is, had 
obligingly allowed it to be copied, which is now being done. Hence, ere 
long, the copy will be forwarded to Boston. 

There will be naturally some curiosity respecting the extent of the 
MS., as to how much of a volume it will make in print, and so forth. 
Those questions cannot of course be settled until the MS. is received. 
But if the MS. is written in Gov. Bradford's usual hand, it cannot make 
less than about 300 pages of the size of the publications of the Camden 
Society ; or from 300 to 350 ordinary octavo pages, small pica type. 

How this MS. history found its way into England, we are not informed. 
It has been supposed to have been carried off when the Royal troops 
evacuated Boston in the spring of 1776, by some of them, or by some of 
the refugees. It is also supposed that it was in Prince's library, which he 
gave to the Old South Church, which library was in an apartment of that 
church when the soldiers of the king occupied it. Yet it may turn out 
that it had not been in that library since the time of Hutchinson, and it 
may have gone to England with his effects, as he is the last, so far as we 
know, who had the use of it, which was during the troubles between 
Boston and the mother country, which resulted in the independence of 
the United States. 

After all, though it is extremely desirable to possess every scrap 
written by Governor Bradford, or any of the Pilgrim band, it is probable 
that we have already, in Prince's New England Chronology, nearly every 
important fact recorded in the venerable MS. history, about which curi- 
osity is so much alive at the present time ; but, as before remarked, 
there may be several things, incidents, and reflections, which may tend 
to throw light on some of the dark passages of the history of the times 
of which that history treats. There is, indeed, one part of the MS. 
which will be, at this period, looked for with much greater interest than 
at any former one, which is that portion of it upon " The Increase of those 
who came over with Governor Bradford.'''' This we suppose to have 
reference to the immediate posterity of those who came over in the May- 
flower. However this may be, there will be much anxiety to learn the 
extent to which Gov. Bradford went in this matter. 

One of the Interested. 


The Balche Family. 


[Compiled by Wm. F. Balcu of New York.] 

The " Balche Family" in England 
appears to have existed at an early pe- 
riod. We find the name of Balche- 
man in the roll of Battle Abbey, dated 
10GG ; this is the first mention we find 
of the name, which is thus spoken of: 
" The building of the Abbey mean- 
while going forward, a goodly num- 
ber of men were brought hither out of 

the neighboring counties, and 
even from foreign countries, and to 
each of them, the Brethren who man- 
aged the Building allotted a dwelling 
Place, of certain dimensions, around 
the circuit of the Abbey :" (here fol- 
lows a list of persons, and on the list, 
104th, is) " Balchman of Bodeherste- 
gate." Of " Bodeherstegate," we find 
that " as far as the road to Heclande 
(it) lies a very large uncultivated plain." We find in " Rymer's Fccdra," 
Vol. V., the name of " Auton Balche," who is mentioned as one of the per- 
sons assisting in the exercises following the baptism of Edward III. We 
also find in a list of the sheriffs of the different counties, that " John 
Balche was one of the sheriffs appointed by our Lord the King, for the 
county of Somerset, A. D. 1392." From this time forward the family 
appears to have continued in Somersetshire, as the name is occasionally 
met with down to the present time. We find amongst a list of the Jus- 
tices of the Peace that " Robert Everard Balch, Esq., of St. Andries, 
was appointed by our Lord the King, a Justice of the Peace for the coun- 
ty of Somersetshire, July 17th, 1787." The part of Somersetshire in 
which the family resided, was near "the Quantox Hills, an extensive 
range in Somersetshire, which run from West Quantox or St. Andries, as 
far south as the Vale of Taunton. From these hills is a distinct pros- 
pect of the Welch Coast." (" Capper's Topographical Dictionary," London, 
1829.) Of " St. Andries" we furthermore learn that " West Quantox or 
St. Andries, the seat of Geo. Balche, Esq., is situated on the road from 
London to Porlock Quay, near Bridgewater, Somersetshire, (" L. Col. 
Paterson's Roads, of England and Wales, London, 1811,") and from 
" Moulc's English counties," " That West Quantox or St. Andries is sit- 
uated near the Bristol Channel, about three miles from the water. It con- 
tains forty-two houses and two hundred and twenty-five inhabitants. The 
Church dedicated to St. Aldred, is a Rectory in the gift of the Balch fam- 
ily, value £ 11 8s. Sd. St. Andries now occupied by Miss Balch, sister 
of Geo. Balch, Esqr., lately deceased ; is situated in a very rich and 
beautiful country, 13£ miles northwest of Bridgewater, Somersetshire." 

I find mention of a George Balch, born about the year 1530, who 
was probably the father of John and George Balch. John was born 
about the year 1579. George was two years older. From him are de- 
scended the famih at St. Andries, and this John Balch I believe to be the 


234 The Balch Family. [July, 

John Balch who came to America with Capt. Robert Gorges, Sept. 1623. 
For I find mention of a younger son who is supposed to have emigrated 
to America at about that period. The family in England, as I have be- 
fore stated, I believe to be extinct. 1 have hopes of receiving further in- 
formation regarding St. Andries, at no very distant period. And here I 
would say a word regarding the accompanying pedigree of the family in 
England and America, that while I do not consider the English Branch 
altogether correct, I know the American one to be so — correct in every 
particular— and here I shall leave the matter and devote myself exclusive- 
ly to the Balch family in America. 

[The extracts from Hubbard's History of New England, and other 
accessible works detailing the arrival of Robert Gorges, Roger Conant 
and others, are necessarily omitted for want of room. The author there 
finds John Balch, the emigrant ancestor, first at Cape Anne, then at Sa- 

In the year 1629, one year after Gov. Endicott arrived in Salem, Ben- 
jamin Balch was born, being, as I have every reason to believe, the first 
male child born in Massachusetts. Roger Conant is said to have had a 
son born before that period, but it cannot be proved, as, upon the Salem 
Records, his birth is mentioned without a date. Dr. Bently has stated 
that John Massey was the first male child, but I can prove to the contrary 
by the following paper copied from the Salem Records : 

" Benjamin Balch was living in 1706, aged77." Hence he was born in 
1629. John Massey, dd. 75 same year, born 1631. So that Benjamin Balch 
was two years older than John Massey, and probably " ye first person 
born in y« Colony of Massachusetts Bay." 

In 1630, John Balch of Salem was admitted a freeman by the Court ; 
he probably named his third son, born not long after, Freeborn, from 
this circumstance, as it is the first time the name occurs in the family. 
In this year he was also appointed a Juryman. I find under this date in 
(Felt's Annals of Salem) that on a Jury of twelve who cleared Walter 
Palmer, charged wilh the death of Austin Bratcher, was John Balch of 
this town." 

From this date, for about six years, John Balch resided in Salem, hold- 
ing various offices of trust of the town ; as a selectman and a collector 
of revenue. On the 25th January, 1630, he received a grant of 200 
acres of land at the head of Bass River in Beverly, and removed on to it 
soon after ; that in 1643, at general Town Meeting, " it is ordered that 
Jno. More shall have one-half peck of come from every family, and all 
such as are at their own homes and such as are able to bestow more ac- 
cording as God shall enable them, and that Mr. Garford (and others) 
shall receive it here in Town, and John Balch for the Basse River." I 
will close this notice of the old emigrant, and my respected ancestor, by 
inserting a copy of his Will, and the following notice which may be found 
in "Felt's Annals of Salem," p. 179. "About this time [1648] John 
Balch, another of the original planters, died. He came from near Bridg- 
water, Somersetshire, in England. He had two wives, the former Marga- 
ret with himself is recorded among the first members of the Church. The 
latter was Agnes. 1636, Jan. 25th, he was granted 200 acres of land at 
the head of Bass River. This land was cultivated by him, and was the 
place of his death. He sustained various trusts of the town, such as Se- 
lectman and Surveyor. He appears to have possessed the qualifications 

1855.] The Balch Family. 235 

of resolution, perseverance, integrity and intelligence necessary to the 
founders and guides of a new community. He left three sons ; on one of 
them, named John, an inquest was required to be held June 24th, 1662, 
who, according to creditable tradition, was drowned in crossing the Ferry 
to what is now Beverly, during a violent storm." 

" John Balch his will sworne vnto in Court by Peter Palfree and JefFry 
Massy the 2S^ 4"> : mo : 1618." 

" The last will & testa' of John Balch of Salem bearing date the 15th 
day of May, 1648. 

I John Balch sick in bodie but in p'fect memorie doe make this mv last 
will & testam' in manner & forme following — 

My debts paid and Funeral expenses discharged those goods which God 
hath gyven me it is my will to dispose of them as followeth — 
Imprimis I gyve unto Annis Balch my loving wife the barn nevlie built 
with two Akcrs of the 4 akers to be in tilage and also 4 Akres of 
medowe w 1 ' 1 some pt of the barne to lay in Cowc fodder & half of the 
great Fruit trees for and during the life of said Annis. 

It m . I gyve vnto my said wife my best bed w th all Convenient furni- 
ture thereunto belonging & one fourth pt of all my househould goodes ex- 
cept the rest of my bedding &, alsoe 2 Cowes by name Reddie &, Cher- 
rie &, one yearling heaffer Further my will is that so long as my said 
wife shall live my said Sonnes shall sowe or plant 2 Akres of the afore- 
said 4 akers for my said wife for the term of 7 years and after that our 
sonne Beniamin shall do all himselfe Item I gyve and bequeth to Benia- 
min Balch my oldest sonne one half of my farm to him and his heirs for- 
ever as alsoe two yoake of oxen i Cowe one third of my young cattle &. 
of the mare Coalt with one fourth pt of my household goodes &, half of 
the great fruit trees & after the decease of my said wife my will is that 
the said Beniamin Balch shall have them all himselfe. Item my will is 
that all my Come growing vpon the ground shall be equallie divided into 
4 equall pt' amongst my wife & children Item I gyve vnto John Balch my 
second sonne one fourth p't of my farm and one yoake of oxen one third 
of my young cattell & mare Coalt one fourth of my househould goods 
half of all the young aple trees undisposed of and one Cowe. 

It m I gyve to Freeborne Balch my youngest sonne one fourth pt 
of my Farme one yoake of oxen & one Cow I [bred] up for him, 
one third of the young cattell & one third of the mare & one fourth of 
my househould goods & half the young aple trees betwixt him and his 
brother John equallie to be divided & further my will is that Annis my 
wife $c Beniamin my son shall be executo™ to this my last will and tes- 
am* my loving friends John Porter & William Woodberrie shall be over- 
seers of the same, in witness hereof I have hereunto put my hand the day 
& year above written." 
" Witness Peter 


" Nicholas Paris 
JefTerie Massey"' 
" The estate amounted to the " summe" of 
220 : 13 s 4' 1 as pr inventory" 
"A true copy as on file 

Atts Ichabod Tucker Cler" 

"John Balch was also one of the 13 Executive Rulers of Salem ap- 
pointed Jan 26th 1637." 

1855.] The Balch Fdmily. 237 

" Whereas there was administration granted to Mary Balch of the es- 
tate of her late husband Jo. Balch, and the Court at Salem the 4th mo. 
[ 100*2] did divide the estate between the said Mary Balch and Mary the 
daughter of the said John Balch : now the said daughter beinji deceased 
by the consent of parties it is ordered, That Benj. Balch shall after the 
end of seven years next coming enjoy all the lands that did belong to the 
said John Balch, being 50 acres in all, more or less, only the said Mary 
to enjoy all the improved land, upland and meadow, during the said term 
of seven years, the rest to be in his possession," p. 115. 

John Balch, the brother of the preceding, was born about the year 1G30 : 
he inherited a fourth part of his father's property, married Mary, daugh- 
ter of Roger Conant, and had by her a daughter Mary who died in in- 
fancy. He appears to have been a " useful and respectable man, and 
was unfortunately upset and drowned while crossing in a small ski(F be- 
tween Salem and Beverly, Jan. 16th, 1002. 

The inventory of his estate amounted tOc£189 17s. as rendered by his 
father-in-law, Roger Conant and Samuel Corning. He owed c£30. 

Freeborn Balch, brother of the preceding and youngest son of Jobn the 
emigrant, was born some six or eight years after the first settlers removed 
to Salem. He appears to have resided with his father in Beverly, on 
" Basse River," as it was then called, until the death of the latter. He in- 
herited a fourth part of the property, as will be seen by the will, which, 
at his disappearance, about the year 1G5S, ten years after his father's 
death, was made over by Walter Price, [who styles himself " executor 
and administrator to Freeborn Balch,"] to his eldest brother Benjamin 
Balch. It is supposed that Freeborn went to England, but wherever he 
went, I find no mention of him later than 1G68. 

Family of Benjamin 2 Balch. 

Samuel, 3 eldest son of the above, was born in the year 1G51 ; married 
Mary Newmarsh, 1675. He appears to have resided in Beverly, and was 
at one time the Town Clerk, as is shown by the following : 
"Of Beverly Records in 1690, odd." 

u The Beverly town Clerk being requested by Mr John Newman of 
Wenham to look for something in the Records answered ' 1 have no Town 
Book of Records committed to my care but what begins and bears date 
in the year 1G85, Excepting a Register Book of Births and deaths and 
former marriages ' so have nothing before the year 85." " Sam" 1 Balch 
Town Clerk." 

Samuel 3 and John, 8 the two eldest sons, appear lo have inherited the 
greater part of the property of Benjamin- Balch. Samuel 3 died in the 
year 1723. 

John, 3 brother of the preceding, was born in the year 1654. lie mar- 
ried a Miss Hannah Denning, Dec. 23d, 1674, and died 1738. 

Joseph, 3 brother of the preceding and third son of Benjamin, was born 
about 1053. He served as a soldier under Capt. Thomas Lothrop, and 
was slain in battle with the Indians at Muddy Brook, Sept. 18, 1075. 

Freeborn, 3 brother of the preceding and youngest son of Benjamin, 2 
was born in the year 1060, d. 1729. He married [for his first wife] 
Merriam Knowlton about the year 1681 ; by her he had three children, 
Merriam, 4 (1683,) Freeborn, 4 and Benjamin. 4 He had also by his second 
wife, Elizabeth Fairfield, six others ; Skepper, 4 Elizabeth, 4 Abigal, 4 Tab- 
athy, 4 William/ and Mary. 4 

238 The Balch Family. [July, 

William, 4 second son of the preceding by his second wife, was born in 
1701. He married llebecah Stone of Beverly, about the year 1728. He 
was educated as a minister and settled in Bradford, Mass. I find that 
"The Rev. Mr. William Balch of Bradford," was a subscriber for " the 
New England Chronology, 1 ' of which work we have the copy in the 
family, with his handwriting and that of his son William on the title page. 
He died 1792, and was burried in the old Burying Ground at Bradford. 
He left seven children, Rebecah,* William,* Hannah,* Sarah,* Daniel, 5 
Nathaniel,* and Benjamin/ 

William* the eldest son of the preceding, was born July 15th, 
1730. He married Rebecah Bailey in 1759, and had by her eleven 
children. 1st, Rebeccah, 6 b. Jan. 30th, 17(50, d. Sept. 5th, 17G2; 2d, 
William, 6 b. Oct. 1761, d. Sept. 17th, 1762; 3d, Rebeccah, 6 b. July 
29th, 1763 ; 4th, Sarah, 6 b. Aug. 28th, 1765 ; 5th, William, b. July 9th, 
1767; 6th, Jonathan, 6 b. June 15th, 1769; 7th, Percis, 6 b. May 24th, 
1771, d. same year ; 8th, Clarissa, 6 b. Sept. 30th, 1772 ; 9th, Benjamin, 6 
b. Nov. 9th, 1774; 10th, Molly, 6 b. Dec. 3d, 1776; llth, Tabytha, 6 b. 
Sept. 30th, 1779. 

Benjamin, 6 the fourth son of the preceding, was born in the year and 
day as above given. He removed from Bradford to Salem in the year 
1796. lie married a Miss Lois Phippen, Dec. 14th, 1800, and was the 
father of ten children, 1st, Louisa, 1 born July 12th, 1802, married Geo. 
Savery, Esq., of Bradford, Mass., now living in Groveland, Mass.; 2nd, 
Benjamin? born Jan. 25th, 1804, married Miss Caroline Moore of Salem, 
where he is now living ; 3d, James, 7 born Feb. 21st, 1806, married Miss 
Harriet Duncan of Salem, died at Half Day, Illinois, Nov. 1846 ; 4th, 
William? born Feb. 1st, 1808, married Miss Mariam Kittridge of Salem, 
about 1834, and Miss Susan Thayer of Boston, 1850, now resides near 
Providence Rhode Island; 5th, Moses, 7 born Jan. 23d, 1810, married 
Miss A. Lauriat of Salem, daughter of the well known Aeronaut of that 
name, and now living in Chicago, Illinois ; 6th, Clarissa, 7 born June 22d, 
1812, married Charles Hudson, Ksc\., of Newburyport, died about 1842 ; 
7th, George, 7 born March 30th, 1814, died April 25th, 1814; 8th, Lucy 
Ann, 7 born Aug. 25th, 1815, died Aug. 26th, 1835 ; 9th, Caroline, 7 born 
Oct. 12th, 1818, now living in Salem, unmarried ; 10th, Henry, 7 born 
Nov. 24th, 1820, at present residing in San Francisco, California. 

William, 7 the fourth son of the preceding, had seven children by his first 
wife, five of whom are now living, 1st, VVm. F. 8 ; 2d, Lucy A. 8 ; 3d, 
Benj. 8 ; 4th, Edward 8 ; 5th, Lowell. 8 

Extract of a Letter from Gov. Belcher to his Son in Eng- 
land. — " I am surprised and much displeased at what your uncle writes 
of Mr. Newman and your having my Picture done on a Copper Plate. 
How could you presume to do such a thing without my special Leave and 
Order. You should be wise and consider the Consequences of such 
Things before you put them in Execution. Such a foolish Affair will 
pull down much Envy, and give reason to your Father's Enemies to Squirt 
and Squib and what not. It is therefore my Order that you destroy the 
Plate and burn all the Impressions taken from it." 

Boston, Aug. 7, 1734. 


Mascarene Family Papers. 


S. G. Drake, Esq. 

Dear Sir,— The accompanying letters will explain themselves with a very little 
assistance on my part. The first, written by a son of Paul Mascarene, (for so many 
years acting Governor of Nova Scotia, and as such interested in many of the most 
brilliant deeds of the New England troops), elicited from his nearest relative the 
touching record ot the hardships endured by one of the Huguenots. These documents, 
in their present translation, were obtained from the surviving branch of the Gover- 
nor's descendants. I hope to be able to furnish in your next number a sketch of 
Paul Mascarene, drawn from original documents, and a record of his descendants. 
I remain with much respect, your friend, W. II. "Wuitmoke. 

Boston, April 21th, 1855. 

Martin Mascarene = Llizabeth de Siton. 
born 1535. 

John, h. 15fi0, 
d. 1GG0. 

Guilste Diinbert. 

John, in. = Louise de 


John, Sr. == 
deles Pla- 

Daniel, Sr. de Lubar- Joanna m. John 
tha and de Kayssnc. de L'alarand. 

2G April, 

1649; d. 



b. 8 Aug. 

1G42; d. 

13 Dec, 


Joanna m. John 
de Salaries, Sr. 
de Proschoulon. 

Daniel = Laslies. 


De Vil- 

lales de 



Louisa m. An- 

nibal de Cain- 

poulies, &i had 

10 children. 

d. s. p. 

Balthazar = Senfreda. 
d. s. p. 

Louisa m. 1, Balfortis ; 2, lienaud, 
by whom she had 4 children. 

John, b. = 

= Ma 

rfraret de Sal- 

,1 I.I 1 I.I, LI 1 

Louis, died 1GG3. 

20 Apr. 

avy, mar. 4 Aug. 

Joanna, " 


1GG0; d. 

1G81 ; died May, 

Esther, " 


6 May, 

1734. She m 2d, 

Louisa, " 



D'Abrie; Sd,Ja- 



gesdc Fabrequcs. 

Anthony, " 


James, " 


Jean Pa 

ur,, = Eliz. Perry, 

Henry, " 


b. 1G81; d 


of Boston, N. 

Marv, " 


Jan. 17G 


E.; d. 1 Jan. 

in. Peter de 


m. 1702; 


a nun. 

: Eliz. Ter- 

Henry, = Baudc- 
b. 1703. cour. 

Anne, = 
20 J a n. 

de I'Aboul- 

Elizabeth. Anne. Eliz. Henry. Mary. 

[Copy of my letter to Mr. Mascarene, (the person who told me of him 

could not tell me his Christian name.) Memo. This was wrote to him 

in French. — J. M.l T , orw , c . i^o 

1 London, 30th Sept., 1/63. 

Sir, — The person who has now the pleasure of writing to you, is 
a native of North America, though descended, as he imagines, from a 
branch of your family. Some affairs of my father's, who died near four 
years past, calling me to England, I was very desirous of finding whether 
there were any of his relations living in Languedoc, whence he came, 
I think from Castras. For this purpose I was recommended by a gentle- 
man to one Mr. Bose, who I was told came thence, and knew a family 
of my name, and I accordingly applied to him a few days past, who told 
me there was one, and gave me a proper direction for a letter. 

I remember to have seen a memorandum which my father left behind 
him, and which is in my possession at home, containing some account of 
his Family, Birth, Education, &c. ; but my departure for England being 
somewhat sudden and unexpected, I had not time to look for it. All that 
I know is, that he was born in Languedoc in' the year 1684, about which 

240 Mascarene Famihj Papers. [July, 

time there being a persecution of the Protestants, my grandfather fled 
with him to Holland, but I think, if I remember right, left my -rand- 
mother behind him, she having embraced the Catholic faith. My father 
having lived sometime in Holland, and after my grandfather's death 
having had his Education under care of Mr. Rapin, he came over to 
England, obtained a commission, and from here went to America with 
some Troops in the year 1711, and was employed in Nova Scotia, where 
he was by degrees advanced to the Commission of a Colonel, and was 
also tor some years Lt. Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Prov- 
ince of Nova Scotia till the year 1750, when, finding himself pretty far 
advanced in years and infirm, he obtained his Majesty's leave to dispose 
of his commission and retire to his family, which resided in Boston, New 
England However, as he still retained his rank in the Army, he was 
advanced to the Commission of a Major General some years before he 
died He married in Boston and has left behind him three children, 
namely, two daughters and myself. His name was Jean Paul Mascarene, 
but was known generally by the name of Paul. I am the only male sur- 
vivor of the family bearing the name, except a son which 1 have, and 
who is named Paul after my Father. This, Sir, is all the information I 
can furnish you with, and if from the circumstances given you of my 
fathers birth, and my grandfather's removal with him to Holland, you 
can trace the family, I shall esteem it a favor if you will be kind enough 
to give me any intelligence respecting it, and whether there are any of 
my grandfather's successors living, or any collateral branch, as I shall 
be very desirous of forming a correspondence with them as well as with 
you. 1 expect to return to New England in the Spring: in the mean- 
time a letter in answer to this will be esteemed as a great oblivion 
conferred on, Sir, your most humble and 

Most obedient servant, John Mascarene. 

Please direct for me at the New England Coffee House, Threadneedle 
street, London. 

Q . , n m u r. Castras, Nov. 14, 1763. 

bir and Dear Nephew,— It is not possible for me to express to you the 
pleasure I fe It in receiving your letter of the 30th Sept., which came to 
hand the 16th Octo. I was fearful that not only your father might be 
dead but also lest he should not have left any successor behincf him. 
Ihe last news I had of him was in 1720 ; his letter was dated from Pla- 
centia in Newfoundland, where he at that time commanded. The public 
newspapers in 1748 informed me that one Mascarene was advanced to 
the rank of Major General of the English troops, but I was uncertain 
whether it was your father or any of his children. At length, my Dear 
Nephew, we have found each other; and your letter acquainted me that 
you are not only desirous of knowing your pedigree, but also of having a 
correspondence with your nearest relation, which I accept of as bem" 
the nearest, and the only one who can inform you of what you are dcs£ 
rous of knowing, having very carefully preserved all the letters and 
writings of your grandfather, whom I shall give you some account of in 
the sequel of this : it would have been more easy for me to have done 
this, had God been pleased to have preserved to me my sight which I 
have lost since 1711. A dungeon, where I was confined seven months 
on account of my religion, did not a little contribute to this loss, and I 
am now a most wholly deprived of the benefit of reading; however, the 
cause of this deprivation of my sight is what helps to soften the calamity, 

1855.] Mascarene FamihJ Papers. 241 

and makes me support it with patience and resignation. The history of 
that excellent man, John Mascarene, your grandfather, (whom you could 
have but a very imperfect knowledge of from the minutes which your 
father left, as he himself could not have acquired any particular informa- 
tion, having left France when he was but eleven years old,) I shall 
endeavor to make known to you, and that you may be the better able to 
understand it, I send you a genealogy,* which I carried no further back 
than the father of your great-grandfather : this history is too deeply 
engraved in my heart for me to forget it. There is not an aged person 
in the place (I mean those who think as we do) who is ignorant of it ; 
and at the same time scarce a young person who is not desirous of know- 
ing it, which puts me often upon reciting it; all those to whom I relate it 
admire his constancy and resolution ; — in a word, your grandfather is 
looked upon as a model of virtue, and one who has carried Christian 
heroism to the highest pitch, and who, in short, quitted everything to 
follow his God. 

The following is an abbreviation of his history : — 

John Mascarene was born the 20th of April, 1060. He pursued his 
studies closely, and especially made himself acquainted with that religion 
which was of great assistance to him in all his misfortunes : he was 
Counsellor to the Parliament, that is to say, to the Chamber of the Diet, 
which subsisted a long while at Castras. He was married to Margaret 
de Salavy the 4th of April, 1684, from which marriage proceeded John 
Paul, your father. I must give you some particulars of his birth, in 
order to which you will observe that the revocation of the Edict of 
Nantes was in October, 1684, and before this revocation was published 
orders were issued for soldiers to be quartered at discretion, at the houses 
of such as would not abjure the Protestant religion ; your grandfather 
was threatened with a preference above others, which indeed they could 
not help doing. The situation of his wife, who was then near lying-in, 
determined him to go to a farm-house which he had, about four leagues 

from , and near to the highest mountain we have, and which is 

called the Nose, whither he had fortunately time to make his escape with 
his wife, and his estate left to the discretion of a company of Dragoons, 
who finding themselves disappointed in not being able to exercise the 
barbarity against your grandfather and grandmother, sold all the movea- 
bles, cattle, hay, straw, and in short everything they could find, and 
made strict search to find your grandfather ; which he being informed 
of, resolved to flee as soon as his wife was brought to bed, which hap- 
pened at the end of the year 1684, (I do not exactly know the time), 
when she was delivered of a son, afterwards named John Paul, your 
father, who was born on the aforesaid mountain, in the cottage of a peas- 
ant, with whom he remained some time, and was concealed till he was 
weaned. The fire of persecution being a little cooled, his grandmother 
took him and brought him up with her, and was continually in fear lest 
he should be taken from her. I shall here leave your father, who lived 
in this manner till he was eleven years old, to return to your grand- 
father, who, in his flight, took the road to Bordeaux. It was at the begin- 
ning of February, 1686, that he left his retreat, and arrived without any 
accident at Agen, the 20th of February, the same year, a little town situ- 
ated on the Garonne, about thirty leagues from Castras. Here he took 

* This genealogy is at the beginning of this article. The French names are 
liable to be missp.l. in copying. 


242 Mascarene Family Papers. [July") 

passage in a packet boat, on the said river, for Bordeaux, whither he 
intended to go in order to procure some assistance and continue his jour- 
ney. Scarce was he got into the boat when an officer of the regiment of 
Turin, who commanded a detachment, inquired of this excellent man 
whether lie were not one of those who professed the Protestant religion. 
" Pardon me!' 1 answered he. "I order you, in the king's name, 1 ' said 
the officer, " to follow me with that lady, who, I suppose, is your wife." 
"That is true," said your grandfather; on which they both followed the 
officer, who conducted them to the prison at Agen. They searched my 
uncle and found some pocket books in which he had a quarter of a sheet 
of paper, on which was figured a quadrant, and, among other things, three 
addresses for different persons, one at Geneva, another at the Hague, 
and a third in London. These three addresses were the principal grounds 
of accusation against him. Divine Providence, which guided him in all 
his actions, caused him, by way of precaution, to make the officer and 
■his deputies who arrested him, take particular notice of the papers which 
they had found upon him. This precaution was of great service to him, 
and though the President was present to hear his examination, lie would 
not answer to any of the interrogatories which were put to him, but 
insisted upon being sent before his natural Judge ; but when the pocket 
book was produced there was found in it a song in the Gascon tongue, in 
ridicule of some conversions which at that time had taken place. lie 
was under the necessity of declaring that he did not understand that 
tongue, that he had neither written nor read nor heard anything of the 
said song, but that it had been put there by the officer or sergeant who 
were called upon by him to witness to the papers which they had found 
upon him, and which, as was before said, he had made them take particu- 
lar notice of, and he still persisted in his demand of being sent before his 
natural judges. The President, not being willing to act in this affair, 
sent him before the Judge at Castras, who was appointed to try criminal 
cases, where, after many interrogatories made to him at different hearings, 
the Judge questioned him respecting the aforementioned song. lie pro- 
tested, as I said before, and demanded that the officer, sergeant and 
others who apprehended him, should be brought face to face, to which 
demand the judge paid no regard, but pronounced sentence upon him the 
19th of August, 1GS6 — condemning this noble champion to the Galleys 
for life, and fining him the sum of 3000 livres for the King's use, be- 
sides the confiscation of all his estate. This sentence did not terrify 
him. He very calmly appealed to the Parliament and uttered these 
words : " God quitted everything for my sake, and expired upon the 
cross; — it is right that I should make him that little sacrifice to which I 
am condemned ; I am persuaded he will never forsake me so long as I 
am faithful to him." 

Are you not impatient to know what became of Margaret de Salavy, 
your grandmother, whilst your grandfather was in this critical situation? 
I will tell you. I have said nothing of her since her being arrested with 
her husband at Agen, where she separated herself from that worthy man 
and demanded from the President at Agen her enlargement. The offer 
made was to abjure her religion, which was accepted, and she was set at 
liberty and returned to Castras, where she led a life which I shall pass 
over in silence, lest I should exceed the bounds of that moderation which 
is necessary should be preserved for the sex. Her son, who arrived at 
Geneva, 14th Dec, 1696, empowered her, in quality of his only succes- 
sor, to take pcj.ession of all his effects, and her abjuration made this 

1855.] Mascarene Famihf Papers. 243 

matter very easy. Louiza de Balarand, who was an only daughter and 
very rich, and had some considerahle mortgages upon the estate of your 
grandmother, threatened your grandmother to go to law with her in order 
to recover upon the said mortgages ; the justice of her demand terrified 
your grandmother, or rather her adherents, and by the intermediation of 
their mutual friends, an instrument was signed the 28th of Oct., 1(598, by 
which your grandmother gave up all she was possessed of, saving her 
dowry and the interest upon it, and a right of succession to two brothers of 
your good father, which amounted to twenty thousand livrcs, and the enjoy- 
ment of a country house and house at Angly, which together yielded more 
than 300 livres a year rent. I should have observed to you that she 
took possession of all the moveables and effects which had been con- 
cealed, and those which were saved from the plunder of the Dragoons. 
But let us finish this disagreeable account to return to my dear uncle; 
however I must make you acquainted with the two husbands who suc- 
ceeded my dear uncle. After the foregoing transactions, she retired to 
Angly, of which I have before told you, and in 1G99 she married Mons. 
D'Albie, with whom she lived about three years, and had no children. 
The third marriage was with Mr. Jacques de Fabriques, grandson of 
Mons. Toussand, minister; the said Mr. tie Fabriques had joined the said 
Mons. Toussand in Holland, (where he had retired). As the climate, I 
suppose, did not suit him, the said Mr. Fabriques returned to France and 
married your grandmother in 1704, by which marriage she had two 
children. She died at Castras in 1734, having without doubt taken pos- 
session of all she could ; so far, indeed, that Louisa de Balarand could 
not come at sufficient to discharge her mortgages, as I shall have occa- 
sion to tell you presently. In the meantime let us finish this disagreeable 
history and return, to my dear and respected uncle whom 1 left in prison 
at Castras. After having appealed from the sentence of the judges, he 
was in consequence thereof carried to the Parliament of Toulouse, where 
he was obliged to undergo several particular interrogatories. He de- 
fended his cause with the assistance of Mr. Davie, an advocate, and 1 
have the instructions which he gave to the said Mr. Davie, with his case 
stated. Amongst other questions which were put to him, the affair of the 
song, found among his papers, was not forgotten. The letters for Geneva, 
the Hague and London, were, said they, a proof that he intended to leave 
the kingdom. He denied it, and cited the 12th article of the Edict of 
Revocation, which permitted all those who would not abjure the Protes- 
tant religion, to retire into any part of the kingdom they pleased ; that in 
consequence of this indulgence he was retiring to Bordeaux for some 
time, in hopes that the king would be pleased to pronounce some more 
favorable sentence on those who maintained the Protestant faith. The 
several hearings he had before, were nothing in comparison to a public 
one on the 7th May, 1637, where he appeared on the stool in the pres- 
ence of all the chamber appointed for the trial of criminal causes, com- 
posed ordinarily of the judges. The humble posture in which he was 
placed, — the chains on his legs, — the presence of fourteen judges, — did 
not in the least terrify him. He maintained an admirable firmness and 
composure of mind, heard all his judges, and answered each of them 
without the least discomposure, and when at last he was obliged to enter 
into a controversy, he defended himself extraordinarily well, till he 
obtained from the court (a thing unknown before) leave to interrogate 
one of the judges who proposed a question to him. He confounded the 
judges, upon which the court, having their eyes on the President, asked 

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him if he had taken care to instruct himself well. To which he answered, 
it yes !" " Do you persist in your faith ? " " Yes," answered he ; "I 
am ready to follow my God wherever he shall please to call me; he 
has quitted everything for me ; it is just that I should quit everything 
for him." 

They sent him hack to the palace prison, and the day after re- 
moved him to that of the Hotel de Ville. 'Tis thus they deal with 
those criminals who are destined for execution ; 'twas there my dear 
uncle that the end of all his troubles was near ; but when three days 
were elapsed, and no notice given him of his destiny, he resumed cour- 
age, and afterwards understood that an arrest had intervened, which was 
put to a Notary to be finished upon the appeal and the letters which had 
been sent to quash proceedings against him. He passed about a year in 
the prison of the Hotel de Ville, in soliciting a definitive sentence, 
without being able to obtain it. His utmost care, money, and friends, 
were employed, but in vain. I have his hearing on the stool, written 
by his own hand, which I always read with fresh pleasure, and may pos- 
sibly send it to you hereafter, with an elegy on his wife, and a prayer in 
verse beginning with these words: "O King of kings, thou power su- 
preme !" He composed this prayer in the prison of the Hotel de Ville, 
after his hearing before the Parliament of Toulouse ; his troubles, his 
confinement, and his trust in God were the subjects of it. 

At last, in the beginning of April in the year 1G88, after having 
retained this worthy prisoner for two years and two months, — would you 
believe it ? — they conducted him to the place whither he was going when 
he was arrested. The * * * of April, 1GS8, early in the morning, the 
Lieutenant of the patrol, an officer of the Bourgeois, which was quar- 
tered at Toulouse, came into my uncle's chamber, whom he found in 
bed. " Come, sir," said the officer, " you must rise immediately." To 
which my uncle answered, " Give me time to say my prayers, and then 
I am ready to go whithersoever God shall call me." He did not doubt 
but that his last moment was near. In half an hour the officer returned, 
and asked him if he was ready. " Yes," answered my uncle. The 
officer took a handkerchief out of his pocket, with which he blinded him 
and put him in a litter, into which he also got himself, and carried my 
uncle to the frontier of France, and forbade him, in the King's name, to 
return thither again. He thanked the officer for the care he had taken 
of him, and told him it was scarce worth while to have detained him two 
years and at last carry him whither he desired to go ; that he comforted 
himself under all his sufferings, as he looked upon them as nothing in 
comparison to the glory that was to be revealed, and which he had a firm 
faith that he should enjoy. He arrived at Geneva, April 10th, 1688, hav- 
ing nothing at all with him but what he carried on his back. My grand- 
mother sent him all the assistance that was in her power. I have spared 
no cost to obtain a copy of the proceedings against him, but it is not to 
be found in the Records of the Parliament. I have always been of 
opinion that it was lodged in the hands of Mr. De Levin, the Recorder, 
and this family is extinct. 1 should have been very glad to have found it, 
to conclude the account of this dear uncle. He lived ten years in a 
strange country, and died at last at Utrecht, the 6th of April, 1G98, and 
though his son arrived at Geneva, the 14th of December, that is to say, 
sixteen months before his death, he had not the satisfaction of seeing 
him. M. de Rapin took care to instruct him in the language, and he 

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arrived at Utrecht two days after the death of his father. Thus finished 
the career of this worthy and virtuous confessor at the age of 38 years. 

Let us now proceed to John Paul, your father, who was hrought up, as 
I have before informed you, by Louisa de Balarand, my grandmother, 
and by Caesar Mascarene, my father, as Margaret de Salavy took very 
little care of him. Jean Paul having arrived to the age of eleven and in 
a capacity of travelling on horseback, my father, to gratify my uncle, 
who, in all his letters, solicited my mother to send his son ; my father, I 
say, hazarded the journey at the latter end of Nov., 1C96. He made the 
young lad dress himself in a green livery, with a design of making him 
pass for his lacquey ; he had been exercised for that purpose, and had 
succeeded well under his instruction. Another person who was trusty, 
and who had served him before, (named la Graudem), was the groom. 
Everything being prepared, they took the route of Lyons, and instead of 
going to St. Esprit, they went to a village near it called Sciffel, a little be- 
low the fort de Puluse, where they were to pass the Rhone without being 
seen, as it was not possible to pass the bridge of St. Esprit without a 
passport, which my uncle had not. It was necessary, therefore, to make 
interest with a barge man, in order to pass the Rhone. He addressed 
himself to one who was carrying hay from Sciffel to the other side of 
the river, who engaged to carry Paul and his portmanteau ; but as for 
my father and the groom, they being obliged to remain at Sciffel, were 
forced to submit to it. Paul, with as much resolution as a man of 
twenty-four, quitted his green livery to take on him the habit of a sailor ; 
they hid his portmanteau in a bundle of hay, and after taking their leave 
of each other, Paul took the oar; by which means he safely passed the 
Rhone and took the road to Geneva, where he arrived, I can't tell how, 
the 14th Dec, 1G96. He was received by Mr. Rapin, who took care of 
his education, as I have before informed you. I forgot to tell you that 
my father went alone from Castras to Angly, where he had two country 
seats, and Paul some days after joined him. The day that Paul set out 
from Castras was the same that my father left Angly. Paul had a recom- 
mendation to Mr de Caill at Angly ; who was a very good friend of my 
father and your grandfather. Paul remained concealed some days with 
Mr. de Caill, and as no news was heard of him, there was a story at 
Castras that he had been stolen away. My grandmother made strict 
search after him ; my father went into the country, and instead of search- 
ing for Paul, he took the route of Lyons with Paul, whom he was at no 
loss to find. They learnt at last that he was at Geneva, but there was 
none of his friends who knew how to get there. I have this information 
from my father. This evasion caused a good deal of trouble to my 
grandmother ; they put all her effects under an arrest ; that is to say, the 
King took possession of them, and she had no sooner redeemed them, 
than they were arrested again, and in short she was obliged to ransom 
them three times in less than six years. 

In 1702, my grandmother, from eleven children which she had, find- 
ing herself with only Cajsar, her youngest son, had an inclination to have 
him married, which she effected in the same year; and by the marriage 
contract gave him all her estate. This alteration of property did not 
excuse my father from the arrest which had been made : he took all the 
pains he could, and was at a considerable expense to get quit of it, and 
he succeeded at length so far as to obtain a dismission with liberty to 
dispose of his estate, with the consent of Louise de Balarand, his 

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mother, on account of the mortifies s ] ie nac i on the estate of her de- 
ceased husband. This was done, and he obtained a decree in the year 
1719, when lie was left in quiet till the year 1730, when he died. Three 
years after, they pretended to have lost his discharge and the decree, 
and put his estate again under arrest, and I was obliged to produce the 
decree which I had of the Register, which made me easy. It was happy 
for me that my father gave up a sum of money to obtain this decree, 
without which I should have been in danger of losing all my estate. 

You see here, my dear nephew, the sorrowful history of your and my 
family. It is a subject for a large volume. As your letter required of 
me the detail which I have given you, I did not think it proper to speak 
of it to any one ; and as it will make a considerable packet, I was afraid 
lest it should excite the curiosity of some one ; and have taken the pre- 
caution to send it to Pezeras where there is at this time a fair. For the 
future I shall write you by the way of Bordeaux, where I have some 
mercantile friends, and there are often English vessels which arrive there, 
especially the beginning of March and October, when there is a consider- 
able fair ; by this way I can send you some of your grandfather's 
writings. But to conclude, I am obliged to Mr. Bose for the pleasure he 
has given me. I beg you would give my very humble services to him ; — 
his house is opposite to my wife's, (daughter to Mr. Baudicour.) You 
may tell him that his sister is well. You would give me pleasure in 
sending me your profession, and I beg you would inform me by first 
opportunity. I shall be pleased to know also if your sisters are settled — 
and the names of their husbands with their professions. There are many 
refugees in London from Castras. General Ligoneer is uncle to one of 
my friends ; a sister of another friend, daughter to Mr. Dubisson, mar- 
ried an ambassador, whose name I do not recollect ; M. de Lugage, who, 
I believe, is in trade, and others whom I cannot at present remember. I 
shall close this in desiring you to excuse the incorrectness of this letter; 
1 indicted it myself but cannot read it. My sister, who is a widow and 
lives with me, is a proof, by right inheritance, of the misfortunes which 
have attended our family to this very day. My sister, I say, committed 
this to writing. I am, my dear nephew, with the most sincere esteem, 
your most humble and most obedient servant, Mascarene. 

I forgot to tell you that your grandmother, after her last marriage, 
maintained the same principles in which she was brought up. I ought 
likewise to acquaint you that our family is one of the most ancient in 
this country, and passes for such. It has been always in the Law or the 
Army; but more in the first than the latter. Tell me, I pray you, what 
town you reside in, as well as how I may direct to you, without which I 
shall make use of the directions you have already given me. Mine is, to 
Mascarene, advocate in particular at Castras in upper Langucdoc. My 
wife, sisters, and dauchters, made me promise to say many things to you 
from them, and to assure you of their friendship. Our respects, 1 pray, 
to madam, your spouse, and sisters. We embrace the dear family. 

Memorandum for entering my coal of arms at the Heraldry Office. 
Paul Mascarene, born at Castras in Langucdoc, in the kingdom of 
France, was naturalized in England in the session of 1706 ; was made 
Lieutenant in the same year (170G) and gradually rose in the Army to 
the Post of Liei tenant Colonel, and continued in the Service to the year 
1750, having been for the last seven years Lieutenant Colonel to Lieu- 

1855.] Gov. Cradock's Bequest. 247 

tenant General Philipps' Regiment of Foot, Lieutenant Governor of An- 
napolis Royal 1, and in the absence of the Governor, Commander-in-chief 
over the Province of Nova Scotia in North America; when, being aged 
and infirm, he obtained his Majesty's leave to resign, and his Majesty 
was graciously pleased to give him a Commission of Colonel of Foot, to 
hold his rank as such in the Army. 


Beareth Argent, a Lion, rampant, gules, with a Chief Azur charged 
with three mullets Or and a mullet of the same for Crest, 

By the name of Mascarene. 


[Communicated by J. Hammond Trumbull, Esq.] 
S. G. Drake, Esq : — In the will of Mathew Cradock, published in the 
April number of the Register, is a bequest " to the poore of St. Swithens 
where [he] dwelled, one hundred pounds to be imployed as a stocke for 
their use, and the benefit thereof to be distributed yearly at the discretion 
of the greater number in the vestry." 

If Mr. Whitmore has not investigated the history and ultimate disposi- 
tion of this charity, he will find the following extract of some interest. It 
is taken from the 23d Report of the Commissioners on Charities in Eng- 
land, (dated Jan. 30, 1830), page 267 :— 

" Charities of Glover and Cuadock. 

" In the church warden's accounts for the year 1G41-2, there is the 
following entry respecting this charity : — Received of Mr. Riley, being 
the gift of Mr. Glover, deceased, 50/." 

In the same accounts for the year 1646-7, the sum of 507. is acknowl- 
edged to have been received in part of 100/. given by Mr. Matthew Crad- 
ock, deceased ; and in those for the year 1649-50, 50/. as the other 
moiety of Mr. Cradock's legacy, is stated to have been received. 

Several entries are found, relating to these two charities, in the books 
containing the minutes of proceedings at vestries ; and amongst others, 
one bearing date 17th October, 1651, whereby after reciting that Mr. 
Glover had left 50Z. and Mr. Cradock 100/. for the good of the poor of 
this parish, it was ordered that it should be entered into the " Vellum 
Book," that these sums were laid out upon the building of shops against 
the church wall. 

For many years after the last mentioned date, credit is " taken annu- 
anlly in the church warden's accounts, for interest paid in respect of 
these charities ; but such payments have long since been discontinued." 

[The Report states that the shops, with the part of the church wall 
which they adjoined, were long since removed ; and that the land, belong- 
ing to the parish, was let in 1791, on a building lease, at the rent of 8/. 
85. per annum. The Commissioners, thereupon, report, — that,] 

248 Four Depositions RelatingHo Thompson'' s Island. [July, 

" As the parishioners thought fit to lay out these two legacies upon the 
building of shops in the situation we have described, and as they possess 
this and other valuable property, it seems proper that they should in fu- 
ture pay 11. and 10s. per annum, as the interest at 5 per cent, on the sum 
of 150/. and bestow it annually on such of the poor as are not in the re- 
ceipt of parochial relief." 


[From a copy in the autograph of the late Wm. Gibbs, Esq., of Lexington, made 

for the Editor in 1836.] 

I Wm. Trevour &,c that "Thompsons Island" is "the" formerly 
called " Island of Trevour" which I took possession of in 1G19 and de- 
clared the same (as the effect of my proceedings) to Mr David Thomp- 
son in London ; on which information the said T. obtained a grant and 
patten for peaceable and quiet possession of s d island to him and heirs 
forever: — I being in the Company's service at the said time. To this I 
testify on oath 27 of 2d mo 1650. Deposed the day before named before 
me Incr. Nowell That this is a true copy taken and compared with the 
original left on file. Attests, Ed Rawson Seer. 

I Wm. Blaxston testify that the Island called Tomson's I. is by Dor- 
chester neck, and that I heard ould Mr. Thompson affirm that he had a 
patten for it and that there is an harbour in that island for a boate which 
none of the rest of the islands had and that these that put hoggs there 
doe it by his consent to my knowledge." Taken upon oath this 5th of 
the 5th mo 1650 William Ilibbins 

That this is a true copy compared with that left on file, Att 1 ', 

E. R. Sec. 

"I Saggamore of Aggawam testify that in the yeare 1619: or thereabouts 
as I Remember I went in my owne person w th M r David Thompson and 
then he tooke possession of the Island before Dorchester he likeing no 
other but that because of the Smalc Riuer and then no Indeans vpon it or 
any wigwam or planting nor hath been by any Endcans inhabbited or 
claimed since but two yeares agoe Harmlen an old Indian of Dorchester 
witnes my hand this 13 th of July before M r Greenleafe 16§j$ witnes 

Edmond Greenleafe 
Sagam ui of Aggawam 

This is a true Copie Compard w th its originall on file as Att 1 '. 

E. R. Sec. 
July 15th 1G50 

I doe testify that in the yeare 1620 I came into this Country and I take 
it the same yeare I was in the Massachusett Bay with Willjam Trevoyre 
and then being vpon the Island lying neere Dorchester And called the 
sajd Island ; Island Trevoyre and then no natives there Inhabiting neither 
was there any Signe of any that had been there that I could perceive nor 
of many many yeares after. P Miles Standish. 

Further I Cann testify that David Thompson shewed me a very An- 
cient Pattent and that Isle Thompson was in it but the termes of it I 
cannot remember. P Miles Standish " 

Deposed before the whole court 25th October 1650" E. R. Seer. 

" That this is a true Copie Compar'd w th its originall left on file 
Attests Edward Rawson, Secret." 


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Samuell sonne of Samuell &, Joanna borne 8. 9. 1651. 
Edward sonne of Edward & Abigail borne 3. 11. 1651. 
Samuell sonne of William and Mary borne 23. 11. 1651. 
Jobn sonne of Humpbrey & Sarab borne 23. 11. 1651. 
Wm sonne of Mr. Edw'd Rawson & Racbell b. 21 May 1651. 
Mehetabel dau. of Tho. &, Annis borne 26. 8. 1651. 
Sarah dau. of Jobn & Alice borne 2. 11. 1651. 
Jamt'S sonne of James & Sarah borne 22. 10. 1651. 
Diliuerance sonne of Elias and Bridget borne 3. 6. 1651. 
Elizabeth dau. of Joseph & Elizabeth borne 5. 12. 1651. 
Penn sonne of William and Hannah born 20. 10. 1651. 
Deborah dau. of Mr Samuell Oliver &, Lydia b. 1. 12. 1651. 
Anne dau. of Michaell &, Anne borne 6. 12. 1651. 
William sonne of Wm. junio r and Martha b. 13. 11. 1651. 

William sonne of Edward and Margaret borne 30. 11. 1651. 
Isaac sonne of George and Mary borne 3. 7. 1651. 
Jona. sonne of Thomas and Francis b. 20. [or 22] 12. 1651. 
John Clarke sonne of Christopher &- Rebec, b. 3. 12. 1651. 
Theop. sonne of Mr David Yeal and Vrslye b. 14. 11. 1651. 
Perez sonne of Cap 1 Tho. Savage and Faith b. 17. 12. 1651. 
Elizabeth dau. of David and Susanna borne 1. 12. 1651. 
Anna dau. of Mr Edward Rainsford &, Elizh. b. 1. 12. 1651. 
Nathaniell sonne of Peter and Sarah borne 8. 1. 1651. 
Dorathy dau. of John and Jane borne 19. 12. 1651. 
Gamaliel sonne of Gamaliel and Sarah borne 12. 1. 1651. 
Robert sonne of Robert &, Rebecca borne 2mo. 1651. 
Elizabeth dau. of Edward and Margaret borne 28. 11. 1651. 
Abigail dau. of Thomas and Milcha borne 10. 1. 1651. 
) Maria dau. of Mr Symon Aeirs and Martha b. 26. 1. 1652. 
Mehitabel dau. of William and Elizabeth borne 31. 1. 1652. 
Rebeccah dau. of Nathaniel and Alice borne 8. 2. 1652. 
Joseph sonne of John and Christian borne 26. 12. 1651. 
Mary dau. to s d John & Christian borne 26. 12. 1651. 
James sonne of Francis and Alice borne 17. 12. 1651. 
Samuel sonne of Godfrey and Mary borne 14. 2. 1651. 
Elizabeth dau. of George and Elizabeth borne 19. 1. 1651. 
Mathew sonne of Rice and Ann borne 30. 4. 1651. 
Rebeccah dau. of John and Abigail borne 10. 2. 1652. 
Hannah dau. of Thomas and Milcah borne 10. 1. 1651. 
Elizabeth dau. of John & Sarah borne 5. 12. 1651. 
Rebeccah dau. of Thomas and Katherine borne 22. 2. 1652. 
John sonne of John and Persis borne 2. 2. 1652. 
Mary dau. of Humphery and Mary borne 23. 3. 1652. 
Hannah dau. of John and his wife Ann borne 20. 1. 1651. 
Robert sonne of Robert deceased and Elizh. b. 17. 3. 1652. 
Sarah dau. of John and Sarah borne 18. 8. 1651. 


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Elisabeth dau. of Robert &l Francis borne 27. 8. 1851. 
Benjamine sonne of George and Abigail borne 27. 2. 1652. 
Ann dau. of Mr Jobn Maning and Ann borne 12. 1. 1651. 
Mary dau. of William and Mary borne 16. 3. 1652. 
Joseph sonne of William and Friswit borne 6. 2. 1652. 
Mary dau of Sam" and Mary borne 4. 12. 1651. 
Mehetabel dau. of Thomas and Sarah borne 10. 4. 1652. 
Rebeccah dau. of Henry and Sarah borne 26. 4. 1652. 
Eliakim sonne of Robert and Sarah borne 3. 5. 1652 
Elisabeth dau. of Joseph and Dorothy borne 10. 4. 1652. 
Stephen sonne of Amos and Sarah borne 14. 4. 1652. 
Jonathan sonne of Jonathan and Mary borne 2d March 1651. 
Mary dau. of John and Mary borne 13th July 1652. 
Edward sonne of Robert and Ann borne 5 Feb. 1652. 
Susannah dau. of George and Susanna borne 11 May 1652. 
Symon sonne of Symon jun. & Lydia borne 6 Aug 1 . 1652. 
John sonne of William and Hannah borne 18 Sep 1 . 1652. 
Benjamine sonne of George and Joan borne 18 Sept 1 . 1652. 
Joseph sonne of Henry and Elisabeth borne 17 Jan. 1651. 
Anne dau. of John and Anne borne 13 th March 1651. 
Sarah dau. of John and Mary borne 14 March 1651. 
Samuell sonne of Richard and Martha borne 11 th July 1652. 
Mary dau. of Edmund and Ann borne 9 th Sep 1 . 1652. 
Jeremiah sonne of Jeremiah and Sarah borne 22 Aug 1 . 1652. 
Elisabeth dau. of Cap'. Richd. and Elizh. b. 13 Sep 1 . 1652. 
Sarah dau. of Jacob and Margaret borne 14 Sep 1 . 1652. 
Joseph sonne of Phillip and Anne borne 16 th Aug 1 . 1652. 
Joseph sonne of Abraham and Elizabeth borne 8 th Oct. 1652. 
Rebeccah dau. of Joshua and Lydia borne 10 th Oct. 1652. 
Wm sonne of W>« of Pulling pointe & Sarah b. 15 Sept. 1652. 
Sarah dau. of Anthony and Deborah borne 21 Oct. 1652. 
Susanna dau. of Strong and Elline borne 14 Sept 1652. 
Elizabeth dau of Henry and Elizabeth borne 28 Oct. 1652. 
Elizabeth dau of Thomas and Sarah borne 1 Oct. 1652. 
Judeth dau. of William and Cicilla borne 24 July 1652. 
Elizabeth dau. of Peter and Alice borne 21 Oct. 1652. 
Mary dau. of John and Abigail borne 25 Oct. 1652. 
Edward sonne of Benj. and Deborah borne 14 Nov 165 [ 
Susanna dau. of William and Susannah borne 15 Oct. 1652. 
James sonne of James and Mary borne 3 July 1652. 
Mehetabel dau. of William and Martha borne 28 Nov. 1652. 
Jeremiah sonne of Jeremiah and Ester borne 26 Nov. 165 [ 
Anne dau. of Cap 1 John and Sarah borne 23 Nov. 1652. 
Benjamine sonne of John and Mary borne 28 Nov. 1652. 
Mehetabel dau. of Marke &, Mary borne 21 Oct. 1652. 
Thomas sonne of Robert and Rebeccah borne 30 Sept. 1652. 
Joseph sonne of Thomas & Anne borne 24 lh June 1652. 
John sonne of John and Hannah borne 16 Sepi. 1652. 
Michaell sonne of Michaell [and] Millered b. 11 Nov. 1652. 
Sarah dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth borne 17 th Jan. 1652. 
.Mary dau. of Thomas and Hannah borne 24 Nov. 1652. 
Joshua sonne of John and Martha borne 15 Dec. 1652. 
Mary dau. of John &, Hannah borne 16 lh Jan 1652. 


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Isaac sonne of John and Sarah borne 20 lh Jan. 1652. 
Abiell sonne of William and Grace borne 21 Jan. 1G52. 
Eliz'h. & Macy twins & ds. John & Judith b. 23 Jan. 1652. 
Joanna dau. of Richard [and] Joanna borne 24 Jan. 1052. 
John sonne of John [and] Hannah borne 29 Jan. 1652. 
Rebeccah dau. of William [and] Ann borne 30 Dec. 1652. 
Alice dau. of Mathew [and] Rebecca borne 22 Dec. 1652. 
John sonne of Alexander [and] Mary borne 2G«> Feb. 1652. 
Sarah dau. of Isaac [and] Ann borne 11 Feb. 1652. 
Thomas sonne of Robert [and] Mary borne 28 Nov. 1652. 
John sonne of Thomas [and] Anne borne 15 March 1652. 
Elizabeth dau. of Nicolas [and] Hannah b. 24 Feb. 1652. 
Daniell sonne of Daniell [and] Ester borne 3d Oct. 1652. 
Mary dau. of Jeremiah [and] Easter borne I March 1652. 
James & John twin s. of James & Abigail b. 7 March 1052. 
John sonne of John [and] Mary borne 15 March 1652. 
Mary dau. of Sam" and Joanna borne 13 March 1652. 
Wilfiam sonne of Edward [and] Mary borne 3 a March 1652. 
William sonne of William [and] Ann borne 20 March 1652. 
Elizabeth dau. of Thomas [and] Elizabeth b. 27 Nov. 1652. 
Lydia dau. of John &, Elizabeth borne 3 Aprill 1653. 
Benjamine sonne of Benj. [and] Willmottb. 6 th Aprill 1653. 
Mary dau of Thomas [and] Elizabeth borne 30 July 1652. 
Benjamine sonne of Alex'r. [and] Eliza'h. b. 16 March 1652. 
John sonne of John [and] Ann borne 21 Aprill 1653. 

Elizabeth dau. of Thomas [&] Elizabeth b. 19 Jan. 1652. 

John sonne of George [&-] Mary borne 17 Aprill 1653. 
Mary dau of William [&] Mary borne 2 Aprill 1653. 
John sonne of John [and] Jane borne 18 Aprill 1653. 

Hezekiah sonne of John [and] Elizabeth b. 27 Aprill 1653. 

Mary dau. of John [and] Mary borne 28 Aprill 1653. 

Thomas sonne of James [and] Sarah borne 17 Feb. 1652. 

Redemption sonne of Robert [and] Eliza'h. b. 2 Mar. 1652-3. 

Samuel sonne of George [and] Barbary borne 17 Oct. 1651. 

John sonne of George [andl Barbary borne 3 June 1652. 

John sonne of William & Mary borne 14 May 1653. 

Thomas sonne of Robert & Rebeccah borne 18 May 1653. 

William sonne of Timothy and Margaret b. 23 May 1053. 

Samuell sonne of Silvester and Lucy borne 12 June 1053. 

Daniell sonne of Francis and Mary borne 21 Sep'. 1652. 

Abigaile dau. of John [and] Abigaile borne 29 May 1653. 

Thomas sonne of Mr Thomas [and] Mary borne 26 May 1653. 

Robert sonne of Robert & Mary borne 16 June 1053. 

Maria dau. of Jonathan &l Jane borne 6 July 1653. 

John sonne of John and Ruth borne 10 July 1653. 

Joseph sonne of Joseph and Francis borne 23 June 1653. 

Mary dau. of John and Alice borne 2 July 1653. 

Sarah dau. of Cap*. Thomas &, Mary borne 25 June 1653. 

Martha dau. of Philomon and Elizabeth borne 16 June 1653. 

William sonne of Leiu 1 Wm. [and] MargH. b. 25 June 1653. 

Sarah dau. of Robert and Sarah borne 10 Jan. 1642. 
Mary dau. of Robert and Sarah borne 18 July 1653. 
M;iry dau. of George and Mary borne 5 July 1653. 


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Martha dau of Mat hew and Mary borne 29 June 1653. 
Hannah dau. Gamaliell and Sarah borne 29 July 1G53. 
Peter sonne of Samuell and Mary borne 2 July 1653. 
Martha dau. of David & Mary borne 30 M^ch 1653. 
Mary dau. of Sarg 1 Thomas &, Mary borne 27 July 1653. 
John sonne of .Mordica [and] Alice borne 18 Aug. 1653. 
Evnice dau of Thomas & Evnice borne 18 Aug. 1653. 
Bcnjamine sonne of Stephen & Jane borne 2 Aug. 1653. 
Sarah dau. of Edward and Martha borne 22 Aug. 1653. 
John sonne of William and Hannah borne 3 Sep 1 . 1653. 
Elizabeth dau. of John & Persis borne 2 Aug. 1653. 
John sonne of Samuell and Mary borne 12 March 1652-3. 
Nathaniell sonne of Nathaniell and Mary b. 10 Sep'. 1653. 
Mary dau. of Edward &. Margaret borne 12 Sept. 1653. 
Mary dau. of John & Thomasine borne 21 Sept. 1653. 
Richard sonne of Richard & Sibbell borne 3 Sept. 1653. 
Elizabeth dau. of Richard and Francis borne 19 Sept. 1653. 
Martha dau. of Robert and Ann borne 1 Sept. 1653. 
Hannah dau of Benjamine and Elizabeth borne 2 Oct. 1653. 
John sonne of William &, Hannah borne 29<>> Sept. 1653. 
Joseph sonne of Thomas and Susanna borne 24 Oct. 1653. 
Naomi dau. of Francis and Katherine borne 26 Oct. 1653. 
Robert sonne of Robert and Mary borne 11 Sept. 1653. 
Samuell sonne of Thomas and Ann borne 8 Oct. 1653. 
Sarah dau. of James & Sarah borne 26 Augt. 1653. 
Elizabeth dau. of Richard & Jane borne 11 Nov. 1653. 
Elizabeth dau of Edward &, Margaret borne 17 Aug. 1653. 
Joseph sonne of John and Sarah borne 17 Oct. 1653. 
Nathaniell sonne of William and Mary borne 5 Nov. 1653. 
Samuell sonne of Symon and Hannah borne 1 Dec. 1653. 
Nathaniell sonne of Samuell and Johanna b. 27 Nov. 1653. 
Deane sonne of Mr Deane &l Sarah borne 6< h Sept. 1653. 
John sonne of James & Rebeccah borne 8 l >> Nov. 1653. 
Sarah dau. of George and Elizabeth borne 16 [ 
Joseph sonne of Henry and Alice borne 23 Nov. 1653. 
Mercy dau. of Thomas and Ann borne 14 Jan. 1646. 
Deborah dau. of Thomas and Ann borne 29 Nov. 1650 
Joseph sonne of Thomas and Anne borne 1 Nov. 1653. 
John sonne of William & Mary borne 14 Dec. 1653. 
Johannah dau. of Angell and Katherine b. 17 Dec. 1653. 

Hannah dau. of Hezekiah &, Elizabeth borne 29 Dec. 1653. 

Mary dau. of Edward & Margaret borne 1 Jan. 1653. 
Joseph sonne of Daniell &- Lydia borne 27 Dec. 1653. 
Stephen sonne of Mr Anthony &, Barbary borne 6 Jan. 1653. 

John sonne of James &. Mary borne 6 Dec. 1653. 

Mary dau. of William and Ann borne 6 Dec. 1653. 

John sonne of Mr Symon and Martha borne 19 Feb. 1653. 

Constancy dau. of Humphery & Mary borne 15 Dec. 1653. 

Sarah dau. of Ezekiell and Anne borne 21 Jan. 1653. 

Hannah dau. of Gamaliel and Sarah borne 25 July 1653. 

James sonne of John and Sarah borne 1 Oct. 1653. 

John sonne of Strong and Elline borne 28 Jan. 1653. 

John sonne of William & Mary borne 5 Feb. 1653. 


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Grosse Elizabeth dau. of Martha and Ann borne 30 Jan. 1653. 

Sheafe Ebenezer sonne of Jacob & Margaret borne 4 Feb. 1653. 

Stone Hannah dau. of Nicholas and Hannah borne 8 Jan. 1651. 

Josiah sonne of Nicholas and Hannah borne 4 Feb. 1653. 
Baker Thomas sonne of John & Joane borne 12 Feb. 1653. 

Michell Elizabeth dau. of George and Mary borne 26 Aug. 1645. 

Mercy dau. of George and Mary borne 25 Aug. 1648. 

John sonne of George and Mary borne 3 June 1650. 

Sarah dau. of George and Mary borne 8 Dec. 1652. 
Hutchinson Katherin dau. of Edward and Abigal borne 13 Feb. 1652. 
Sweete John sonne of John and Susanna borne 8 Sept. 1651. 

Mary dau of John and Susanna borne 28 Jan. 1653. 
Chamberlin Anna dau. of John and Anna borne 6 Feb. 1653. 
Nanny John sonne of Robert and Katherine borne 16 Feb. 1653. 

Barrel I Georg sonne of George and Deborah borne 13 Feb. 1653. 
Fryer James sonne of Emanuell and Christian borne 7 Oct. 1653. 

Allen Elnathan son of George & Susanna borne 26 Dec. 1653. 

Holland John sonne of Christopher &i Ann borne 1 Feb. 1647. 

Bridget dau. of Christopher and Anne borne 14 March 1649. 

Johannah dau. of Christopher & Anne borne 1 Feb. 1652. 

Johannah dau. of Christopher & Anne borne 13 Oct. 1653. 
Bennet James son of Francis and Alice borne 14 Feb. 1651. 

Houchine Sarah dau. of Mr. Jeremiah and Ester borne 10 March 1653. 
Ratchell Mary dau. of Robert and Judeth borne the last of Aug. 1652. 

Ann dau. of Robert Rachell & Judeth b. 4 Feb. 1653. 
Bennet John sonne of Ambrose and Mary borne 19 Feb. 1653. 

Abda Mary dau. of Mathew and Tabelha borne 24 May, 1618. 

Tabitha dau. of Mathew & Tabitha borne 24 Nov. 1652. 
Alline Jacob sonne of Hope and Ratchell borne 22 Feb. 1653. 

Wayte John sonne of Richard and Rebeccah borne 1 Nov. 1653. 

Amey John sonne of John Ay my and Martha b. 12 M r ch 1653. 

Prelious Mary dau. of Charles and Rebeccah borne 16 M r ch 1653-4. 
Whitioell Samuell sonne of William and Johannah b. 15 M r ch 1653. 
Lamphrey Mary dau. of Henry and of Julian borne 8 M r ch 1653. 
Wat kins John sonne of Thomas and Elizabeth b. 21 March 1653. 
Coddington Sarah dau. of John and Emm borne 4 Oct. 1651. 

.lohn sonne of John and Emm borne 9 Feb. 1653. 
Arnold Berachiah sonne of Edward &, Martha borne 22 Feb. 1653. 

Dowries Thomas sonne of Thomas and Katherine b. 17 March 1653. 

Salter Elisha sonne of William and Mary borne 7 March 1653-4. 

Hickisman William sonne of William and Mary borne 29 Jan. 1653. 
Melfou-es Martha dau. of John & Martha borne 8 Feb. 1653. 
Jackline Mehetabell dau. of Edmund and Susannah b. 15 Feb. 1653. 
Browne Job sonne of Mujjh & Sarah borne 29 M r ch 1651. 

Sarah dau. of Hugh & Sarah borne 16 Augt. 1653. 

Hugh sonne of Hugh &, Sarah borne 16 July 1652. 
Shaw William sonne of Anthony and Alice borne 21 Jan. 1653. 

Phillips Martha dau. of W m , Marriner,& Martha b. 10 Mar. 1653-4. 
Buckman Hannah dau. of John and Hannah borne 5 July 1653. 
Harvey William sonne of William and Rfcirtha borne 27 Augt. 1651. 

Thomas sonne of William and Martha borne 16 Aug. 1652. 
Powning Henry sonne of Henry & Elizabeth borne 28 Aprill 1654. 
Bridgham Benjamine sonne of Henry and Elizabeth b. 4 May 1654. 


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Thomas sonne of William and Grace borne 11 Aprill 1654. 
Mary dau. of Peter &, Joan borne [ 
Mary dau. of John &/ Mary borne 20 Aprill 1654. 
Henry sonne of Henry and Elinor borne 26 Aprill 1654. 
Simon sonne of Symon and Susan borne 28 Aprill 1654. 
Moses sonne of John and Jane borne 1 July 1654. 
Aaron sonne of John and Jane borne 15 Aprill 1654. 
Mary dau. of Peter &, Redigon borne 15 Aprill 1653. 
Johanna dau. of Henry and Mary borne 28 May 1652. 
Sarah dau. of Rice and Anne borne 19 Aprill 1654. 
Timothy sonne of Richard Hicks and Mary b 2 May 1649. 
Mary dau. of Richard and Mary borne Dec. 1654. 
Samuell sonne of Lyonell and Ellinor borne 29 Aprill 1654. 
Elizabeth dau. of Peter & Redigon' borne 26 May 1654. 
Anne dau. of Mathevv and Ann borne 6 June 1654. 
Martha dau. of John and Martha borne 2 Nov. 1649. 
Mary dau. of John & Martha borne 5 Oct. 1653. 
Anne dau. of William Snelling Gent and Margaret borne 7 

May &, baptized 17 May 1654. 
Peter sonne of Christopher & Rebeccah b 14 June 1654. 
Dorcas dau. of William & Phillips borne 19 Aprill 1654. 
John sonne of John and Mary borne 31 May 1654. 
Hannah dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth borne 2 Nov. 1652. 
Thomas sonne of Thomas and Elizabeth b. 13 July 1653. 
Sarah dau. of Edward and Sarah borne 1 July 1654. 
Katherine dau. of David and Katherine borne 2 June 1654. 
Rebeccah dau. of John and Rebeccah borne 20 July 1654. 
William sonne of John and Mary borne 28 July 1654. 
Johanna dau. of William and Elline borne 9 Dec. 1652. 
Hannah dau. of William and Hannah borne 8 July 1654. 
William sonne of William & Elline borne 29 July 1654. 
Eliazer sonne of Robt. Scott dec. &< Eliza'h. b. 18 July 1654. 
Peter sonne of Samuell and Isabell borne 4 Augt. 1654. 
Jabes sonne of Thomas and Elizabeth borne 1 1 June 1654. 
John son of John and Judelh borne 3 Nov. 1654. 
Sarah dau. of Thomas and Francis borne 12 Oct. 1654. 
Hannah dau of John and Elizabeth borne 12 Oct. 1654. 
Mary dau. of Robert & Sarah borne 1 Nov. 1654. 
Elizabeth dau. of John and Ann borne 15 Oct. 1654. 
Elizabeth dau. of Andrew & Elizabeth b. 13 Sept. 1654. 
John sonne of Thomas and Leah borne 1 Oct. 1654. 
Edmund sonne of Edmund and Mary borne 30 : 8 mo : 1654. 
John sonne of Marke and Mary borne 10 Sept. 1654. 
Johannah dau. of William &- Mary borne 15 Aprill 1653. 
Joseph sonne of John and Mary borne 4 June 1654. 
Sarah dau. of Edward and Jane borne 9 March 1654. 
Benjamine sonne of Henry and Elizabeth b. 3 May 1654. 
Patience dau. of Ambrose and Ester borne 1 Dec. 1654. 
Rebeccah dau. of Edward & Rachell borne 19 Oct. 1654. 
Thomas sonne of John and Abigail borne 19 Nov. 1654. 
Nathaniell sonne of Mr Thomas & Mary borne 5 Dec. 1654. 
Hannah dau. of Nicholas and Hannah borne 25 Nov. 1654. 
James sonne of James and Mary borne 18 March 1653. 
(To be Continued.) 

1855.] Genealogy of the Hobbs Family. 255 


[Compiled by Gioroe Hobbs, Esq., of Eastport, Me.] 

Josiah Hobbs, the emigrant ancestor of this family, was born in 
England in 1649. He came to this country in the ship Arabella, 
Richard Sprague, master, which left Gravesend 27 May, 1671, and 
arrived at Boston in July. Josiah Hobbs resided in Boston during the 
next eighteen years. He married in 1683, and had a son Josiah, 3 born 
in Boston in 1684. In 1690 he moved to Lexington, then the west pre- 
cinct of Cambridge, where he lived the residue of his days, with the ex- 
ception of a residence of two years in the westerly part of Woburn, now 
Burlington. In 1691, he subscribed towards building the First Meeting 
House in Lexington. In 1692 and '3 he contributed to the support of 
Rev. Mr. Easterbrooks, the first settled minister of that town. In the 
records of the church, kept by Rev. Mr. Easterbrooks, we find the follow- 
ing : "August 1699 — Baptized Josiah Hobbs and h>s wife Tabitha, and 
received them into the church in full communion. Sept. 17 th , 1699, bap- 
tized Josiah, Tabitha and Mary Hobbs. Oct., 1700, baptized Matthew 
and Susanna Hobbs. Jan. 8, 1710, baptized Ebenezer Hobbs. April 
13, 1712, baptized Tabitha Hobbs." From the above it appears that 
Josiah, the emigrant, had seven children. None of these, however, 
lived to have families, with the exception of Josiah, the eldest, as 
can be ascertained from an examination of the records of Boston and 
other places. The elder Hobbs, according to the representations given, 
was of a slight figure, and somewhat below the medium size. He died at 
Lexington on the 30th May, 1741, aged 92 years. 

Eldest Child of Josiah 1 Hobbs. 

(2) Josiah, 5 (3) b. in Boston in 1684, moved to Lexington, Mass., with 
his father, in 1690, where he resided until about 1705. Being then 
21 years of age, he returned to Boston, and there remained fur the 
next 25 years. In 1708, he married Esther Davenport, of Dorches- 
ter, and resided at the north rnd of Boston, where he engaged in 
agricultural pursuits. When far advanced in years he used to relate 
many interesting events of his early days. He stated that hiir?self, 
and his boys, drove the cows to pasture from the north 'end of Bos- 
ton to Muddy Brook, now Brookline, and also to Roxbury ; and that 
he had hoed corn on Cornhill. He and his wife joined the New 
North Church, (Cotton Mather's), where all his children, but one, 
were christened. In 1730, he took up his residence in the town of 
Weston, with his family, consisting of three sons and four daughters ; 
their youngest son, Nathan, being born the year after their removal. 
Mr. H. purchased his farm, in Weston, of a Mr. Cheeny. This spot 
has been looked upon as the home of the family, from that day to 
this, no records of which having been kept, the traditions have passed 
passed down to us through the said Josiah. He held with strictness 
to the faith and worship of our Puritan fathers, and was careful to 
observe the rules and to practice all the austerities that belonged to 
the sect at that day. Soon after their settlement at Weston, Mr. H. 
and his wife connected themselves with the church in that place, of 
which the Rev. William Williams and the Rev. Samuel Woodward 

•256 Genealogy of the flobbs Family. [July, 

were pastors. Mr. Hobbs died 27 Feb., 1779, aged 94 years. His 
widow deceased 29 Nov., 1778, aged 88. 

Children of Josiah 1 (2) and Esther (Davenport) Hobbs. 

(3) I. Ebenezer, 3 (10) b. in Boston in 1709; moved to Weston, with 
the family ; rn. Eunice Garfield, of Lincoln, in 1734. He died 
from an injury received on the 19th of Oct., 1762, aged 53 years. 
His widow departed this life, 4th Oct., 1776, aged 68.* 

(4) II. &, III. Josiah, 3 (18) and John, 3 (24) twins, were born on Gover- 
nor's ^Jsland, in Boston Harbor, in 1721, whither their parents had 
removed for a temporary residence. In 1743, they joined the church 
in Weston. Soon after this, they bought adjoining farms in the 
south-east part of Brookfield, which went in that day by the local 
name of Podunk. Josiah 3 and John, 3 married about 1744 or '45. 
Josiah 3 m. Mary Harrington, of Weston, who died in 1804, aged 81 
years. John 3 m. Beulah Warren, of the same town. These twin 
brothers connected themselves with the church of Rev. Nathan 
Fiske, who went from Weston to Brookfield and settled there about 
the same time. They were both deacons of this church, at different 
periods of their lives, and were exemplary Christian men; patterns 
worthy of imitation. They were each in active service during some 
portion of the Revolutionary war. John 3 was at the taking of Bur- 
goyne and his army, and was engaged in the active military opera- 
tions which immediately preceded and led to the surrender. He 
caught a severe cold by his exposures in the camp and field, from 
which he never recovered. He was able, however, to reach his 
home, in Brookfield, where, after lingering a few weeks, he died, 
in 1777, in the 57th year of his age. Josiah 3 continued to reside in 
Brookfield till his death, in 1802, aged 81 years.' They had large 
families, and a numerous posterity remain in that town and neigh- 

(5) IV. Esther, 3 b. in Boston, 22 Oct., 1722, m. Gibbs, and 

settled in Framingham. 

(6) V. Sarah, 3 b. in Boston, 10 May, 1724, m. Stone, of Wes- 
ton, who afterwards settled in Vermont. They had one son, Joseph,* 
who lived and died in Weston. 

(7) VI. Dorcas, 3 b. in Boston, in 1726, m. Parks, and settled in 

the town of Lincoln, where she died. 

(8) VII. Hannah, 3 b. in Boston, 25 Jan. 1729, m. Jeremiah Wetmore, 
at Weston. They settled in Middletown, Ct. The late Judge Wet- 
more, of Boston, was her son. Thomas Wetmore, of Boston, and 
the widow of the late Judge Story, of Cambridge, are her grand- 

(9) VIII. Nathan, 3 (31) b. in Weston, in 1731, m. Elizabeth*Fiske, of 
Waltham. They had ten children, four sons and six daus. ; three of 
the daughters died young. 

Children of Ebenezer 3 (3) and Eunice (Garfield) Hobbs. 

(10) I. Isaac, 4 (38) b. in 1735, m. Mary Saunderson, of Waltham, in 
1757. They had several children who died in infancy, and one 
dau. and two sons who lived to adult age. He was a deacon of the 

* Tabitha, dau. of Josiah and Esther, born 10 July 1715. [Omitted in the MS.] 

1855.] Genealogy of the Hobbs Fcunily. 257 

church in Weston, and town cleric nearly forty years. His wife died 
4 Feb., 1813, aged 75 years. He died 30 Sept. following, aged 78. 

(11) II. Ebenezer, 4 b. in 1736; d. 28 Oct., 1756. 

(12) III. Elisha, 4 (41) b. in 1743; m. Lois Hastings, of Waltham, in 
1764. He settled in Princeton before the Revolutionary War, 
where he spent the residue of his days. He was for many years a 
deacon of the church in that town. His wife died in 1807, a^ed 
64 years 

(13) IV. & V. Susannah 4 and Hepsibeth, 4 both died in infancy. 

(14) VI. Matthew, 4 (47) b. in 1745; m. Lydia Wesson, of Lincoln, 
for his first wife, in 1766; she died in 1782, aged 35. They had 
several children by this marriage, only two of whom lived to adult 
age. (See 47.) His second wife, by whom he had one son, was 
widow Lucy Holmes, of Boston, who died in 1812, aged 71. He 
was a soldier of the Revolution. On the morning of the 19th April, 
1775, he started for Concord, and with others took an active part in 
the engagement, after the British troops had crossed the North 
Bridge. He was one of the number who pursued the retreating 
enemy as far as West Cambridge, where, being relieved by other 
companies, they returned to Concord the same night. Mr. Hobbs 
then enlisted in the company of Capt. Charles Miles, of Concord, 
being one of the subaltern officers, and for a time was under the 
command of Col. Reed. In Feb., 1776, he joined the Weston com- 
pany, commanded by Jonathan Fiske, and was made an ensign of 
that company. Capt. Fiske's company, with other Middlesex troops, 
was under the command of Col. Elcazer Brooks, of Lincoln, Samuel 
Lamson, of Weston, Major. This regiment, with other troops, was 
ordered to take possession of Dorchester Heights. 

He was at White Plains in Sept. of that year. In 1780, he en- 
listed for three years, or during the war, and was made captain of 
the Weston company ; his two lieutenants, by the name of Liver- 
more, belonged to Weston. This company was employed in the 
western and northern parts of New York State, at Ticonderoga, 
Crown Point, and other posts leading to Canada. They saw much 
service, and returned to their homes at the close of the war, in 1782. 
Capt. Hobbs, like many others, came out of the army without a 
shilling in his pocket. Still he never complained. He died in 
1S17, six years before the law was passed giving pensions to the 
revolutionary officers and soldiers. 

(15) VII. Elizabeth, 1 b. in 1748; m. Phineas Gregory, who settled in 
Princeton in 1767. They had two sons, the eldest removed to Con- 
cord, Mass.; no issue. The other son, Phineas," settled on a farm 
in Princeton, and had sons and daughters. 

(16) VIII. Samuel, 4 (50) b. in 1750 or 52; m. Lucy Monroe, of Lexing- 
ton, who died in 1812, aged 60. He was a farmer, but the business 
of a tanner and currier he also followed with some success. He was 
an ardent patriot, and, in 1773, while a journeyman in the employ of 
Simeon Pratt, of Roxbury, joined the famous party, who, in disguise, 
threw overboard the tea in Boston. He used to say that the whole 
chests of bohea, weighing 360 lbs., were rather heavy to lift. He 
settled in Sturbridge, where his four sons remained. He was a most 
excellent man, and ever held an elevated position in society. He 
died in May, 1823, aged 72 years. 


25S Genealogy of the Hobbs Family. [July, 

(17) IX. Esther, 4 b. in 1753; m. Capt. Bowker, of Sudbury, and 
moved into the western part of the State of New York, then a wil- 
derness. She, with her husband, made a visit to Weston, in 1795 ; 
returned, and never came back again. Nothing is known of their 

Children of Josiah? (4) and Mary (Harrington) Holbs. 

(18) I. Nathan, 4 (54) b. in 1753; d. in 1813, aged GO years. He had 
five sons, Silas; 5 Aaron? Walter, 5 who died insane ; Josiah? who 
was b. in 1789, d. in 1840 ; Isaac? b. in 1775, d. in 1847 ; and two 
daus., Mary 6 and Lydia. b 

(19) II. Molly, 4 d. in 1785, aged 32; unmarried. 

(20) III. Moses, 4 m. Hannah Bigelow ; had Fanny? b. in 1790; Lydia? 
b. in 1793; Mary, 5 b. in 1794; George," b. in 1796, d. in 1803; 
Augusta, 5 b. in 1797, d. in 1601; Augusta,'' b. in 1802 ; George? b. 
in 1804, now living in Brookfield ; had children: — Franklin, b. in 
1S27 ; Henry H.,° b. in 1829, d. in infancy ; William, 6 b. in 1830, 
d. in infancy; Albert, 6 b. in 1832; Jairus M., 6 b. in 1834; Sarah 
M.,° b. in 1837, d. in infancy ; Sarah M., 6 b. in 1838, d. in infancy ; 
Sarah M., 6 b. in 1840; Moses, b. in 1842; Josiah, 6 b. in 1845; 
Thankful, 6 b. in 1847. 

(21) IV. Josiah, 4 was killed by lightning, in 1784. 

(22) V. Abigail, 4 m. John Boyden. 

(23) VI. Hannah, 4 m. George Watkins ; had two sons, Gardiner? of 
Sturbridge, who m, Lucinda Hobbs, his second cousin, in 1802 ; and 
Sylvester. 6 

Children of Jolnfi (4) and Beulah ( Warren) Hobbs. 

(24) I. Beulah, 4 m. Isaac Warner, of Sturbridge ; had Roswell? John? 
Isaac? George? and Sally.* She died in 1817, aged 70. 

(25) 11. & III. Lydia 4 and Betsy, 4 twins. Lydia 4 m. Guilford, of 

Spencer ; had nine children. She died in 1848, aged SS. One son, 
Jonas, 5 b. in 1788, m. Persis Bcmis ; is still living in Spencer. 
Betsy, 4 d. unmd., in Brookfield, in 1850, aged 90 years. 

(26) IV. Jesse, 4 b. in 1762, d. in Dec, 1840. He settled in Brookfield, 
and had children -.—Sally? b. in 1783, d. in 1806; Luther? b. in 1784, 
d. in 1808 ; Lucy? b. in 1786, d. in 1809 ; John? b. in 1769, d. in 
1850 ; Jonas? b. in 1790, d. in 1807 ; Cheeny 5 b. in 1792, d. in 
1820; Eluira? b. in 1795, d. in 1812 ; Evelyn? b. in 1797, m. M. 
Ryan, of Charlton, Mass.; William? b. in 1799, d. in 1802 ; Ma- 
ria? b. in 1801, m. E. E. Ryan, of Norfolk, Conn.; Ruth? b. in 
1S04, d. in 1822; William, 5 b. in 1S06, lives in Worcester; no 
children. None of the sons of Jesse, 4 had children, except John, 5 
who had Eliza Jane, 6 b. 21 Oct., 1826, m. Frederic Brigham, of 
Brookfield, (who has one dau. 7 b. in 1848) ; and Lucius F., 6 b. in 
1828; Charles F.,° b. in 1830; John F., 6 b. in 1836; William E., 6 
b. in 1839 ; Mary Anp, 6 b. in 1842. 

(27) V. Allan, 4 settled in Spencer. 

(28) VI. Daniel, 4 b. about 1767, d. in 1847, aged 80. He m. widow 
Newell, and left a large family ; one son, Marcus? lives in Wor- 
cester. His mother resides with him. 

(29) VII. Ruth. 4 d. unmarried. 

(30) Vlll. An a,' 1 d. unmarried. 

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Children of Nathan 3 (9) and Elizabeth (Fislce) Hobbs. 

(31) I. Bctsy, 4 m. Amos Pearce of Waltham. 
(3*2) II. Lydia, 4 m. Ebenezer Ballard of Weston. 

(33) III. Lucinda, 4 m. in 1802, her second cousin, Gardiner Watkins, 
of Sturbridgc. lie died 11 Feb., 1851, aged 74. 

(34) IV. William, 4 b. at Weston, in 17G1 ; m. Matilda, dau. of Isaac 
Child, of Waltham. Mr. II. died in 1797. His widow died in 1814, 
aged 51. They had children -.—Sally? b. 3 Feb., 1787, d. at 
Concord, in 1789; Viseyf b. in 1789, d. in 1841 ; Matilda,' b. 4 
Dec. 1790, m. Alfred Smith, of Lunenburg, Mass.; Avis,' b. in 
1792, d. in 1795 ; William? b. 3 Jan., 1794. He resides at Wal- 
tham ; m. Maria Miller, 8 Oct., 1818. Children :— William, 6 b. in 
1819, m. Adeline J. Nichols, 1854 ; Samuel Mcrriam, 6 b. in 1822; 
George Miller, 6 b. in 1827, grad. EL C, 1850 ; Melzer Flagg, 6 b in 
1831, d. in California in 1853. 

Polly? b. in 179(5, lives at Weston ; Amanda? b. in 1798, m. 
Nathan Warren, of Weston, and has a family. 

(35) V. Nathan, 4 b. in 1765 ; m. Lydia, dau. of Isaac Child, of Wal- 
tham. She died in 1836, aged 66. Mr. H. died in 1842. Chil- 
dren : — Elizabeth", b. 8 June, 1788, m. Charles Stratton, 7 Oct., 
1807. He died in 1817. Children:— Martha, 6 b. 1 Deo, 1808, 
m. Benjamin Dana, in 1829 ; Eliza Ann, 6 b. in 1811, d. in 1844; 
Charles Edwin, 6 b. 25 Aug., 1813, m. Sarah H. Piper, 23 Dec, 
1841 ; Frances Maria, 6 b. 1 May, 1817, m. Samuel T. Leonard, in 
March, 1840, d. in 1842. 

Prentiss? b. 10 Jan., 1790, lives in Boston. He m. 1st, Eliza- 
beth Lewis, who died in 1817. 2d. wife, Harriet Joy Lincoln, who 
died in Feb., 1847, leaving six children, viz.: Prentiss, 6 b. in March, 
1827, d. in California, in 1849, unmd. ; Harriet L., 6 b. in 1829; 
Abigail Ripley, 6 b. in 1831 ; Lydia, 6 b. in 1830; Joshua B. F., 6 b. 
in 1837; Elizabeth Lewis, 6 b. in 1839. 

Nathan? b. at Weston, in 1792, m. Elizabeth Hutchinson, of Bos- 
ton. Children: — Susan, 6 b. in Jan., 1826; Horatio, b. in Feb., 
IS27; Nathan, 6 b. in Nov., 1828;' Francis M., 6 b. in Nov., 1834. 

John? b. at Weston, 28 Oct., 1794, m. Mary Ann Dicwade in 
1824. Children :— Anna E. D., 6 b in 1826, m. Benjamin F. Ma- 
han, in 1S43; John, 6 b. in 1830. 

Horatio? b. 7 Dec, 1796, d. unmd., 15 Nov. 1821. 

Albert, 5 b. 18 May, 1799, m. Sophia Pierce, 8 Sept., 1833. 

Solomon? b. in 1801, d. in 1822. 

Josiah? b. 4 March, 1803, d. at Natick, in 1853, leaving two 
chihl re n. 

Thomas Jefferson? b. 16 Oct., 1S11 ; living in Boston. 

(36) VI. John, 4 b. in 1771, d. unmd. in Nov , 1S02. He was a child of 
misfortune. In his early days he was aillicted with a painful fever- 
sore, which made him a cripple for the rest of his life; about the 
same time he almost entirely lost his hearing. To crown the whole, 
in Oct, 1802, he was bitten by a dog, which was a pet in the family, 
a gentle animal, but which proved to be rabid. The dog, it appears, 

. snapped at a fly, on his hand, leaving the print of his tooth between 
the thumb and forefinger. It did not raise blood on the surface, but 
left a redness, which alarmed his friends. He, however, laughed at 

260 Genealogy of the Hobbs Family. [July, 

their fears, thinking that nothing serious could come of so small a 
matter. But those fears, alas, were too fully realized. In less than 
three weeks from the time he was bitten, he was seized with an 
attack of hydrophobia. The disease in this case was similar in its 
progress and results to the published accounts given of others who 
have died under this awful malady. The spasms continued, at inter- 
vals, for about six days, when he expired. 

(37) VII. Amos, 4 b. in Weston, in 1774, m. Sally Gould, of W„ in 1779. 
He died 30 Jan. 1819. Children -.—Percivalf b. 14 Sept., 1814, 
d. 27 Sept., 1818; Edwin," b. 11 Sept., 1811, m. Maria Fiske, of 
Waltham. They have sons, George Edwin, 6 b. 5 Jan. 1811, and 
John Lewis, 6 b. 21 April. 1847. 

Children of Isaac 4 (10) and Mary (Saunderson) Hobbs. 

(38) I. Abigail, 5 b. 9 April, 1759, m. Isaac Jones, of Weston, 22 Dec, 
1778. She died 27 March, 1790. 

(39) II. Ebenezer, 5 (58) b. 1 April, 1762, m. 1st, Eunice Spring, of 
Weston, in 1782, by whom he had six daus. and two sons. She 
died 15 Dec. 1810. Mary Child, his second wife, died 14 Nov., 
1812, aged 34 ; no issue. Sarah Archibald, his 3d wife, died in 
March, 1848, aged 83 years. He died, 9 Jan., 1848, aged 86. 

(40) III. Isaac, 5 (66) b. 9 Dec. 1765, m. Mary Baldwin, of Weston, 24 
Jan., 1790. 

Children of Elisha 4 (12) and Lois (Hastings) Hobbs. 

(41) I. Lois, 5 b. in 1765, m. in 1783, John Mirick, of Princeton, where 
she died in 1843. They had a son, Elisha,* b. in 1767, who moved 
from Princeton to Camden, Me., about 1804. He had sons, Elisha, 7 
Ebenezer, 7 Charles, 7 Nathan, 7 and Thomas. 7 All dead except Eli- 
sha 7 and Ebenezer. 7 

(42) II. Jonas, 5 b. in 1772 ; went to the State of Vermont in early life. 
He has not been heard from. 

(43) III. Micaii, 5 b. in 1776, d. at Hope, Me., 2 Feb., 1842, aged 66. 
He had two sons: — Josiah 6 b. in 1805, (had five sons, who had 
families) ; Henry, 6 b. in 1802, m. Sally Lincoln, of Eastport, who 
had two sons, Micah, 7 b. Jan., 1835; Ira Foster, 7 b. 29 Nov. 1842. 

(44) IV. John, 5 b. in 1779, m. Betsy Bailey, of Sterling; had John, 6 b. 
in 1800, who now resides at Yonkers, N.Y. Micah, 6 b. in 1804, 
m. a dau. of Moses Hobbs, and now resides on the homestead. 
George, 6 b. in 1S06, who now resides in Worcester. He is a major 
general of the militia of that county ; m. Calista Beaman. They 
have children : — a dau., 7 b. in 1830, m. George S. Howe ; Martha, 7 
b. in 1834; Catharine, 7 b. in 1836; Horace, 7 b. in 1S32; George 
Webster, 7 b. in 1840 ; William Harrison, 7 b. in 1842. 

Henry 6 b. in 1808, d. in 1840 ; Isaac* b. in 1814, lives in Hope, 
Me.; Samuel, 6 b. in 1817, lives in Princeton; Bailey 6 b. in 1821, 
lives in Yonkers, N. Y. 

(45) V. William, 5 b. in 1778, m. Nancy Gill, of Princeton ; had three 
sons and two daus. The eldest son, Willia?n, e b. in 1809, resides 
at Worcester. The second son, Elisha, 6 lived on the old farm in 
Princeton. He had one son and two daus. that lived to adult age. 

(46) VI. Moses, 5 b. in 1783, m. Mercy Gill of Princeton; no issue. 
He was accidentally killed at the raising of a barn, in Hubbardston, 
in 1823. 

1S55.] Genealogy of the Hobbs Family. 2G1 

Note. — There are two families of Hobbs, resident in Worcester ; 
one from Princeton, represented by Major General George Hobbs; 
the other, represented by Marcus Ilobbs. They are descendants of 
John, 3 one of the twins, who settled in Brookfield. 

Children of Matthew* (14) and Lydia {Wesson) Hobbs. 

(47) I. Hepzabeth, 5 m. Alexander Smith, of Sudbury, in 1787. 

(48) II. Phebe, 5 m. Daniel Child, in July, 1792; settled at Livermore, 
Me. They had one son, Charles. 

Children of Matthew? by his 2d icife, Lucy (Holmes) Hobbs. 

(49) III. Henry,* b. in 1784, lived in Weston, but died at Lincoln, in 
Sept., 1S54. He m. 1st., Rhoda Parks, of Lincoln, in 1800. She 
was his second cousin. Children : — Henry? b. in 1807 ; Charles 
Franklin? b. in 1811; James Madison? b. in 1813; Curtis? b. in 
1815; Alfred, b. in 1820; Sarah? m. Lemuel Atherton ; Sophia 
M.? m. S. H. F. Bingham ; Eliza E.? d. unmd. 

The 2d wife of Henry, 5 was Eliza Parks. She was second 
cousin to his first wife. No issue by this marriage. 

Children of Samuel* (16) and Lucy (Monroe) Hobbs. 

(50) I. Cyrus, 5 who died in 1808, aged 32 years. 

(51) II. Charles, 5 who died in 1813, aged 21 years. 

(52) III. Josiah, 5 who died in 1845, aged 59 years. 

(53) IV. Samuel, 5 still living; has Samuel Harrison? b. 1819, and Jo- 
siah? ; both living. The latter has a son, George Josiah, 7 living in 
Sturbridge. # 

Children of Nathan 4 (18) Hobbs. 

(54) I. Silas, 5 had sons: — Nathan? Samuel who lives in Barre,Mass.; 
and Warren? ; also, daus., Amy? Philcta? and Marion. 6 

(55) II. Aaron, 5 had sons: — Silas? unmd , and Calvin? who lives in 
Brookfield. Calvin? has one son, Albert. 7 

Aaron, 5 had daus., Na?icy? Catharine? and Hannah? 

(56) III. Josiah, 5 had sons: — Barnwell? d. in 1S17, aged 5 years; 
Hartwell? b. in 1823, lives in Washington, D. C; Lyman? b. in 
1831, lives in Brookfield ; Loring? d. young. Also, three daus.: — 
Clarinda? Sclina? and Thankful? who died 25 April, 1851. 

(57) IV. Isaac, 5 had sons : — Amasa, who lives in Sturbridge; Charles? 
d. young ; Asa? lived in Sturbridge, and left one son and a dau.; 
David? lives in Kinderhook, N. Y.; has a son and dau ; Charles? 
died a few years since. 

The daus. were: — Lucinda Cynthia? Lucy, Sally? and Hannah? 

Children of Ebenezer* (39) and Eunice (Spring) Hobbs. 

(5S) I. Susan, 6 b. in 1783, m. Isaac Fiske, of Weston, in 1802 ; had 
one dau. and several sons, but two of whom are now living, viz.: 
A. II. Fiske, a lawyer in Boston, and Isaac L. Fiske, of Weston. 
Mr. F. (the father) is probably the senior member of the bar in Mid- 
dlesex county, having been in the practice of the law over 50 years. 
His wife d. 8 Jan., 1831, aged 48 years. He m. 2d, Sophronia 6 
Hobbs, the sister of his first wife. She is now living. 

(59) II. Mary. 6 b. in 1786, m. Samuel Hill, of Sullivan, Me., in 1812, 

26 ' 2 Genealogy of the Hobbs Family. [July, 

by whom she had, Mary, 1 m. Henry Stearns, of Calais, Me , who 
had, Sarah Archibald, 8 b. in Sept., 1847; Frederic Pike, 8 b. in Oct., 

Martha, 1 rn. William Ballard, of Boston ; Ebenezer Hobbs Hill 1 
m. Eliza G. Haskell, of Steuben, Me , in Sept., 1852. He resides 
m Sullivan. ■ George Frederic 1 Montgomery 1 Augustus Henry, 1 
and another George Frederic 1 , who d. unmd. 

(GO) III. Sophronia, 6 b. in 1788, d. of small pox, in 1792. 

(61) IV. George, 6 b. at Weston, 28 Nov., 1790, moved to Eastport, Me , 
where he has continued to reside to the present time (1855) He 
m. Salome Barstow Greene, 3 Dec, 1815. She was a dau. of Rev. 
Thomas Greene, of North Yarmouth, Me., formerly of Worcester, 
Mass. Children of George 6 -.—Maria Archibald, 1 b. 20 Sept , 1821, 
m. 18 March, 1847, Peter Astle Scott, Lieut, of the R. N. of Great 
Britain, by whom she has two children, Beresford Cazenove, 8 b 14 
March, 1848, and Helen Maria, 8 b. 2 Sept., 1852. 
George Thomas, 1 b. 3 May, 1824. 

(02) V. Eunice, 6 b. in 1792, d. in 1807. 

(G3) VI. Ebenezer, 8 b. 17 April, 1794, grad. II. C. 1794; studied medi- 
cine, M. I)., 1817 ; afterwards agent of the Waltham Factories ; m. 

24 Aug., 1819, Mary, dau. of Gen. Samuel G. Derby, of Weston, 
formerly of Salem. Children -.—Mary Derby 1 b. in June, 1820, m. 
James Brown, of Watertown, Mass., of the firm of " Little, Brown 
and Co.," of Boston. He died, 11 March, 1855, aged 55. (See 
Reg, p. 194.) Margaret Barton, 1 b. in Feb., 1822, m. William 
h. Worthen, of Lowell ; Sarah Maria, 1 b. in July, 1823, m. Wil- 
liam G. Baker, of New Bedford; Charles William? b. 7 Au" 
1S24, d. 8 April, 1828; James Walker 1 b. 5 June, 1826, d. 5 June, 
1845; Lucy, 1 b. 8 Dec, 1827, m. Augustus Flagg, of Boston, of the 
firm_of " Little, Brown &, Co." George Ebenezer 1 b. 6 June, 1830, 
d. 25 July, 1848. The last two died while under-graduatcs in Har- 
vard College. Eliza Endicott 1 b. 30 Dec., 1832: Rebecca Hovev 1 
b. 30 May, 1837. y 

(64) VII. Sophronia, 6 b. in 1796, m. Isaac Fiske, as before stated. 
(05) VIII. Maria, 6 b. in 1798, d 8 Aug. 1832. 

Children of Isaac 6 (40) and Mary {Baldwin) Hobbs. 

(66) I. Abigail, 6 b. in April, 1791, d. in 1797. 

(67) II. Isaac, 6 b. 6 May, 1793, m. Emma Augusta Shaw, of Bucksport, 
Me., 2 Nov. 1819. He settled in Eastport, in 1815, and resided there 

25 years, when he removed to Boston, where he died, in 1853. 
Children -.—Isaac Baldwin, 1 b. 5 Jan. 1822, m. Mary Folsom, of 
Bath, N. II. They have two children :— Mary Baldwin, 8 b. in Jan., 
1851, and Samuel, 8 b. in June, 1854, who live in Lowell, Mass. 

Emma Augusta, 1 b. 30 Aug., 1820, m. Elias Merrill, of Bangor. 
He is the treasurer of the Bangor and Waterville Railroad Company. 
Children .--Henry Fullerton, 8 b. 24 Sept., 1844, d. in Au^., 1853; 
Isaac Hobbs, 8 b. 17 July, 1846; Emma Augusta, 8 b 9 Feb. 1848; 
Elizabeth Fullerton, 8 b. 30 Aug., 1849 ; Mary Ilammatt. 8 b. 9 April 
1851 ; Harriet Deering, 8 b. 6 Feb., d. 26 Nov. 1853. 

Julia Anna, 1 b. 13 Feb., 1825, d. 7 Sept., 1826 ; Julia Anna, 1 b. 
14 June, 1828, d. same year ; Ann Mary 1 b. 30 Nov., 1829 : Fred- 
eric 1 b. 14 April, 1836. 

1855.] Antiquities. 2G3 

(G3) III. Samuel, 6 b. 25 March, 1795, m. Abigail, youngest dau. of the 
late Rev. Samuel Kendall, D. D., of Weston ; no issue. 

(G9) IV. Frederic, 6 b. 28 Feb., 1797, m. Mary Jane, dau. of the late 
Philip Coombs, Esq., of Bangor, formerly of Newburyport, Mass. 
No issue. He adopted a daughter, who was christened Mary Har- 
rod Hobbs, whom he educated and amply provided for in his will. 
He grad. II. C. 1817; studied law in the office of the late Hon. 
Daniel Webster, in Boston ; commenced practice in Eastport, Me., 
where he continued in his profession about 17 years. He then 
removed to Bangor, where he resided till his death, in Oct., 1854. 
He was a good and successful lawyer, and a gentleman much es- 
teemed. In 1853, the year previous to his decease, he presented 
the Unitarian Church at Bangor, of which he was a member, with a 
silver communion service, valued at six hundred dollars. 

(70) V. Francis, 6 b. 31 Jan., 1799, m. Rebecca Worcester, of Tewks- 
bury, who was born, 21 Aug., 1806. Children : — Francis Bald- 
win, 7 b. 10 Jan., 1828; Mary Jane, 7 b. 12 Dec, 1829, d. 15 March, 
1832; Luke Carter 7 b. 15 Oct., 1831; Julia 7 b. 8 Oct., 1833; 
Anna 7 b. 29 Oct., 1834. They live in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

(71) VI. Abigail, 6 b. 6 March, 1801, m. John Flagg, of Boston. They 
have one child, John Lamson 7 b. in 1830, an under-graduate in 
Harvard College. They live in Troy, N. Y. 

(72) VII. Almira, 6 b. 15 March, 1803, m. William Jackson, of Boston, 
who died several years ago. Children: — William 7 b. in 1834; 
Elmira 7 b. in 1836. They reside in Charlestown, Mass. 

(73) VIII. Mary Ann, 6 b. 17 April, 1805, m. Nathan Hagar, of Weston. 
Children -.—Ralph Hohbs 7 b. 21 June, 1834, d. 25 July, 1851; 
Mary Baldwin 7 b. 28 Jan., 1837; Ann Elizabeth 7 b. 24 March, 
1839; Sarah Bigelow 7 b. 15 June, 1841; Harriet Augusta 7 b. 6 
Nov., 1843. 

(74) IX. Ralph, 6 b. 20 April, 1808, d. in 1831. 

(75) X. Robert Gibbs, 6 b. 17 June, 1811. He was a merchant in New 
Orleans, and died suddenly in Bangor, at the house of his brother, 
Frederic Hobbs, Esq., on the 16th Sept., 1850, while on his usual 
summer visit at the north. His remains were interred in the burying 
ground at Weston, Mass. He was unmarried. 


Remarkable Petrifactions. — The workmen employed in removing 
the old burying ground at Dennett's Cove, on the grounds of the Penob- 
scot and Kennebec Railroad, have, within a day or two, thrown out a 
number of very remarkable bones, some of them petrified. They are 
found in a stratum of blue clay, some forty feet below the surface of the 
ground, and immediately beneath a thick bed of marl. The most nume- 
rous of the petrifactions are supposed, from their shape and graduated 
sizes, to be the vertebrae of some monstrous animal — the largest yet found 
being of flat oblong shape, and from ten to twelve inches in their longest 
diameter — the smaller ones being nearly in the shape of a flattened 
sphere, and of various diameters, down to two inches. Each bone of this 
kind has a separate cap, something like a knee-pan, upon each of its flat 
sides, covering nearly the whole of the bone on each side, and fitting 

264 Antiquities. [July, 

exactly to the bone by means of numerous ridges and indentations cross- 
ing and running into each other in every direction. 

These caps, on the larger bones, are from a quarter to half an inch 
thick, with a concave inner surface corresponding with the convexity of 
the bone, and can be made to fit down to it only in one position. They 
are evidently connected with the bones by means of cartilages, and 
intended to give flexibility to the motions of the animals. Each bone has 
two circular perforations of from three-eighths to three quarters of an inch 
in diameter, entirely through the thickest portion, or from top to bottom 
of them, (if they are vertebrae) — the perforations or holes not being par- 
allel with each other, but diverging at an angle of about thirty degrees. 

It is the opinion of Dr. Mason and others, that these singular petrifac- 
tions belonged to some monster whose race was long since extinct. 
Among them is a part of a massive thigh bone, with a movable cap on its 
upper end, and another and larger one, supposed to be a shoulder 
bone. A quantity of marine shells were found in the vicinity. — [Bangor 
Courier, 14th. 

R. S. Prescott, Esq., of Bangor, informs us, that these bones are found 
at a depth of near thirty feet from the surface of the ground. That 
above them is a hill, for many feet, apparently of primitive formation, 
which terminated abruptly at the margin of the river. That the clay in 
which the bones were found was black, differing entirely from the sur- 
rounding earth. To form some idea of the size of the monster to which 
these bones belong, we will state that a joint of the vertebra or back- 
bone, weighed thirteen and a half pounds, while that of a large ox weighs 
but half a. pound. 

Mr. Prescott further states, that the railroad company has authorized a 
professional gentleman to take possession of all the bones discovered, or that 
may be excavated, for the purpose of preserving them. Editor. 

Another. — While some workmen were digging in a field on Rich- 
mond's Island, in Casco Bay, a day or two since, they turned up a jar 
containing gold and silver coins. There were seventeen of the gold, of 
the denomination of =£1 each, and bore the dates of James I. and Charles I. 
The " State of Maine " supposes that they were buried there by some 
of the early inhabitants, during some of the French or Indian difficulties, 
at the commencement of the settlement, — that being one of the first 
spots settled in the vicinity. — [Boston Daily Journal, 18 May, 1855. 

There may be found much concerning Richmond's Island of great 
interest, by consulting the Histories of Maine ; especially that by Wil- 
liamson. One Walter Bagnall appears to have been its first settler, in 
1G28, where he continued trading with the Indians till October, 1631, 
when he was killed by the Indians. It was afterwards the property of the 
Jordan family. The name is often written Richman's Island. In Capt. 
John Smith's time, the Duke of Richmond had some interest in a wes- 
tern land patent, and it has been thought probable by some, that his name 
was given to the island. — See Willis, Hist. Portland, 15. 

Since the above was in type, we have received from Hon. Wm. Willis 
a full description of the coin discovered, a historical account of the local- 
ity where they were discovered, &c; an able and interesting article, 
which can be had on application to the publisher of the "State of Maine" 
newspaper, for tv a cents. Editor. „ 

1855.] Passengers of the Mary and John. 265 


S. G. Drake, Esq. Boston, May 3bf, 1855. 

Dear Sir :— I communicate to you the following highly interesting documents for 
the Register, received through Mr. Cleveland of Salem. They will supply a gap, 
long bewailed, in the early history of Newbury, by giving us the name of the vessel, 
in which her first settlers came to this country, in 1634. The list of passengers by 
the "Mary and John," comprises many well-known names of residents of Newbury 
and its vicinity, and which also are well known to have been borne by the original 
planters of that ancient settlement. It will be seen by the Order in Council, that the 
emigrants were at first " made staye of, untill further order from their Lordshipps ;" 
who eventually let them go, upon certain conditions, some of which seemed harder 
to them, perhaps, than they would be now considered. I understand the certificate 
of Mr. Whitehouse, at the end, to include the whole,— the Order in Council, the in- 
teresting abstract of the charter of Charles I, and the list of passengers. 

The name of the master of the " Mary and John," is not very clear in my copy. 
It might be Sivyers or Savyres,— and this latter might be a corrupt way of spelling 
the French name Savory or Savary. This is rendered less likely, however, by the 
fact, that this name is found in the list of passengers, spelled in a manner not de- 
parting very far from the modern mode. Although a matter of no consequence, the 
great point being the name of the vessel and her passenger-list, it has seemed to me 
most likely that Sayres was right, and misunderstood by some copyist, employed upon 
the documents. Especially, I am inclined to this opinion, since there occur evident 
mistakes in one or two other names; amongst these, Hibbens is converted into Fribbens, 
the first being the name of one of our " Assistants," and whose widow, as I regret 
to learn, by a note from one of our most eminent and excellent citizens and antiqua- 
rians, " was hanged for having more wit than benignity." 

Respectfully, your obedient servant, G. L. 

[The extracts from the Records of the Orders in Council which follow, 
are similar to a portion of the same, printed in the last volume (p. 135, 
&c.,) but as there are variations, it was thought proper to print them here, 
especially as they are necessary for the proper understanding of the cir- 
cumstances of the emigrants. — Editor.] 

New England— At Whitehall the last of February 1633. Present. 
Lop. Arch Bp. of Cant — Lo. Cottington 

Lo. Keep r M r V. Chamb r line 

Lo. Privie Seal M r Compf 

Lo. high Chamb r line M r Secretary Wyndibank 

Earle of Kelly 

Whereas by a Wan* bearing date 22 nd of this Present the sev r all ships 
following bound for New England &, now lying in the River of Thames 
were made staye of untill further order from their L'opps Viz 1 , the Clem- 
ent & Job, The Reformation, The True Love, The Elizabeth Bonadven- 
ture, The Sea Flower, The Mary &, John, The Planter, The Elizabeth & 
Dorcas, The Hercules & the Neptune. 

For as much as the Masters of the said ships were this day called be- 
fore the Board & several Particulars given them in charge to be perform- 
ed in their said Voyage, amongst which the said Masters were to enter 
into several Bonds of One Hundred Pounds a piece to His Maj'tys use 
before the Clarke of the Counccll attendant to observe &, cause to be ob- 
served & putt in Execuc'on these Articles following viz 1 . 

1. That all &.* every Person aboard their Ships now bound for New 
England as aforesaid, that shall blaspheme or profane the Holy name of 
God be severely punish't. 

266 Passengers of the Mary and John. [July, 

2. That they cause the Prayers contained in the Book of Common 
Prayers establisht in the Church of England to be said daily at the usual 
hours for Morning & Evening Prayers & that they cause all Persons 
aboard their said Ships to be present at the same. 

3. That they do not receive aboard or transport any Person that hath 
not Certificate from the Officers of the Port where he is to imbarke that 
he hath taken both the Oathes of Alleigeance & Supremacy. 

4. That upon their return into this Kingdom they Certify to the Board 
the names of all such Persons as they shall transport together with their 
Proceedings in the Execuc'on of the aforesaid Articles— Whereunto the 
said M r5 have conformed themselves — It was therefore & for diverse other 
Reasons best known to their Lo pl " thought fitt that for this time they 
should be permitted to proceed on their Voyage, and it was thereupon 
Ordered that Gabriel Marsh Esq r . Marshallc of the Admiralty & all oilier 
His Maj'tys Officers to whom their said Warr 1 was directed should be 
required upon Sight hereof to discharge all & every the said Ships & 
Suffer them to depart on their intended Voyage to New England. 

Ex 1 . Jon Meantys. 

An Abstract of His Maty's Charter for incorporating the Company of 
the Mattachusetts Bay in New England in America, Granted in the 4th 
yeare of His Highness' Reign of England, Scotland, France & Ireland, 
Anno. Domini, 1628 — 

And we do further of our especial Grace, certain Knowledge & mere 
mocion for us our Heirs &, Successors — Give & Grant to the said Gov- 
ernour & Company & their Successors for ever by these presents, That 
it shall be lawfull & free for them & their Assigns at all & every Time 
& Times hereafter out of any of our Realms or Dominions whatsoev 1- , to 
take lade carry & transport for in & into their voyages, &, for & towards 
the said Plantation in New England all such &, so many of our Loving 
Subjects or any other strangers that will become our Loving Subjects &. 
live under our Alleigeance as shall willingly accompany them in the said 
Voyages & Plantations, And also Shipping, Armour, Weapons, Ordnance, 
Powder, Shott, Corn, Victuals & all manner of Cloathing, Implements, 
Furniture, Beasts, Cattle, Horses, Mares, Merchandizes & all other things 
necessary for the said Plantation & for their use& Defence &- for Trade 
with the People there &, in passing & returning to &, fro, any Law or 
Statute to the Contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding — And without 
paying or yielding any Custom or Subsidy either Inwards or Outwards, 
to us our Heirs or Successors for the same, by the Space of Seaven years 
from the Day of the Date of these Presents— Provided that none of the 
said Persons be such as shall hereafter by Especial name be restrained 
by us our Heirs or Successors — 

And for their further Incouragem 1 of our Especial Grace & favor — We 
Do by these presents for us, our Heirs & Successors yield & grant to the 
said governour &, Company & their Successors & every of them their 
Factors & Assigncs that they & every of them shall be free & quit from 
all Taxes Subsidys &, Customs in New England for the space of Seaven 
years, and from all Taxes & Impositions for the space of Twenty-one 
years upon all Goods & Merchandizes at any time or times hereafter 
Either upon Importation there, or Exportation thence, jnto our Realm of 
England or into any of our Dominions, by the said Governour or Compa- 
ny & their Suc.^ssors, their Deputys, Factors &, Assigns or any of them 
except only tin: Five Pounds p r Centum due for Custom upon all such 


Passengers of the Mary and John. 


Goods &l, Merchandizes as after the said seaven years shall be expired, 
shall be brought or imported into our Realm of England or any other of 
our Dominions according to the Ancient Trade of Merchants, which Five 
Pounds p r centum only being paid it shall be thenceforth lawfull & free 
for the s d Adventurers the same Goods & Merchandizes to export &, carry 
out of our Dominions into Foreign Parts without any Custom, Tax or 
other Duty to be paid to us our Heirs or Successors or to any other Officer 
or Officers or Ministers of us, our Heirs or Successors, — 

Provided that the said Goods & merchandize be shipp'd out within thir- 
teen months after their first Landing within any part of the said Domin- 
ions — 

This is a true Copy of His Ma l ies Letters Patent aforesaid — Custom 
House London 30 t! ' Janury 1633 

Anno. R. Caroli Nono — 

John Wolstenholme 

The names of such Passengers as took the Oathes of Supremacy, &. 
Alleigeance to pass for New England in the Mary & John of London 
Robert Sayres master. 

24th Mar 1633 
William Trace 
John Marshe 
John Luff 
Henry Traske 
William Moudey 
Robert Sever 
Thomas Avery 
Henry Travers 
Thomas Sweete 
John Woodbridge 
Thomas West 
Thomas Savery 
Christopher Osgood 
Phillip Fowler 
Richard Jacob 
Daniel Ladd 
Robert Kingsman 
John Cartlett 
Robert Coker 

William Savery 
John Anthony, Left 

Stephen Jurden 
John Godfrey 
George Browne 
Nicholas Noyce 
Richard Browne 
Richard Reynolds 
Richard Littlehall 
William White 
Matthew Hewlett Her- 

John Whelyer 
William Clarke 
Robert Neuman 
Adrian Vincent 


Abraham Mussey 
William Ballard 
Matthew Gillett 
W T illiam Franklin 
John Mussey 
Thomas Cole 
Thomas Parker 
James Noyce 
John Spencer 
William Spencer 
Henry Shorte 
William Hibbens 
Richard Kent 
Joseph Myles 
John Newman 
William Newbey 

Henry Lunt 
The 26 th day of March. Joseph Pope 
Nicholas Easton Thomas Newman 

Richard Kent John Newman 

For which we gave certificate, together, with five others wh ch are said 
to be left behind to oversee the Chattle to pass in the Hercules viz 1 . 

The names of the Passengers in the Hercules of London, John Kiddey 
Ma r : for New England — 

These six Passengers took their Oathes of Supremacy &, Alleigeance 
the 24 th of March and were left behind the Mary &, John as intended to 
pass in y c Hercules — Viz 1 . 

John Anthoney 
Robert Early 
William Latcome 
Thomas Fo : ter 
William Foster 
Matthew Hewlett 

Cert, the six first to Mt'er Sayers as intended 
Secondh to M r Kiddey to pass in the Her- 
cules — 


26S First Centennial Celebration at Salem. [July, 

lG th April 1634— Nathaniel Davyes 

George Kinge 

Thomas Rider 

William Elliott 

William Fifeilde 
18 Henry Phelps— 

These Proceedings were Copyed out of an Olde Book of Orders be- 
longing to the Port of South'ton but now remaining at the Custom house 
in Portsmouth the 6 th Day of December 173o — 

p r Thomas Whitehouse. 


[An Account of the First Centennial Celebration at Salem, Ms., as given 
to the Public by the Rev. Thomas Prince, in the New England Weekly 
Journal of 18th August, 1729.] 

Salem, August 12th. — On Wednesday the 6th of this Instant, was cele- 
brated here, the 1st. Century Lecture in the Meetinghouse of the 1st 
Church here, in Commemoration of the Good Hand of God in founding 
that Church on August 6. 1629, just 100 years since, enlarging and mak- 
ing Her the Mother of several others and Preserving and Blessing Her to 
this Day. She was the 1st Congregational Church that was compleat- 
ly formed and Organized in the whole American Continent ; which 
was on the Day above mentioned ; when the Rev. Mr. Higginson was 
Ordained their Teacher and the Rev. Mr. Skelton their Pastor &c ; 
Governor Bradford and others, deputed from the Church of Plymouth 
at their Invitation, coming into the Assembly in the Time of the Solem- 
nity, (having been hindred by contrary winds) gave them the Right Hand 
of Felloivship, wishing all Prosperity and Blessed Success to such Good 
Beginnings. The Century Lecture Began with Singing Psal. CXXII. 
The Rev. Mr. Barnard of Marbhhead then Prayed. We then Sang 
Psal. CVII. I — 8. The Rev. Mr. Fisk then Preach'd a very agreeable 
Sermon, from Psal. LXXVIII. 1 — 7. which is earnestly dsir'd and hop'd to 
be Printed. We then Sang Psal. XLIV. 1, 2, 6, 7. The Rev. Mr. Pres- 
cot then prayed. We then Sang Psal. C. 1st Meter, and then Rev. Mr. 
Fisk Pronounc'd the Blessing. There were Thirteen Ministers present, 
and a considerable confluence of People both from this place and the 
Towns about. 

N. B. Mr. Morton seems to speak of 30 persons in the 1st foundation : 
But Capt. Johnson says there were but 7. 

[Note. — Though Mr. Prince's name does not accompany the above, his 
style and manner are there, and I have no doubt of his being the writer. — 

Origin of Names. — Lemuel G. Olmstead, Esq., of New York " has 
been for some time engaged in collecting materials for a work on names, 
and more particularly on Surnames, and he will be greatly obliged for 
any help which any one may render him." We heartily wish Mr. Olm- 
stead success in his enterprise, which, from his Circular, appears to be an 
endless one. Upon almost every one of his twenty queries contained in this 
Circular, a large volume might be written. For further particulars we 
must refer our rei- Jers to Norton's Literary Gazette for 15th March, 1855. 

1855.] The First President of harvard College. 269 


President Quincy says, (Hist. Harv. Coll., vol.i.,p. 13,) "The bequest 
of Harvard occurred during the time that the infant seminary, with the 
title only of ' school,'' was under the superintendence of Nathaniel 

Mr. John Harvard came over here from England in 1637, was admit- 
ted a freeman, Nov. 2, that year, and died in the tenth month after, 
(Sept. 14, 1G38,) of a disease contracted before he left England. There 
is no record of the probate of his will, or of the amount or settlement of 
his estate. 

The first mention made in any record of any act done or intention 
formed in reference to a College anywhere, is in these words of the 
Colony Records, under the date of Oct. 28, 1636, viz.: " The Court agreed 
to give ,£400 towards a School or College, whereof .£200 shall be paid 
next year, and <£200 when the work is finished, and the next Court to 
appoint where and what building." — Vol. i., p. 183. 

This vote expresses simply an intention to devote the amount named 
to the erection of some building for the use proposed, at some place to 
be afterwards designated. No authority is given to any one to pay, or 
receive, or appropriate this proposed grant ; nor is there any evidence 
that it ever was paid for the erection of such a building, or any other 
purpose whatever. Nevertheless the College is claimed to have origi- 
nated on the 8th of Sept., 1636, which was fifty days before the passage 
of the above agreement of the Court, to do something about it, which 
they never did ; and more than fourteen months before it had even " a 
name to live," or any officer, student, funds, or even a nominal habita- 
tion on paper. 

The next year, under the date of Nov. 15, 1637, the court passed the 
following order — "The College is ordered to be at Newtown," (Ibid, 
208), the name of which was changed six months afterwards, (May 2, 
1638), to Cambridge, as it is said, because that was thought to be a more 
appropriate name for the place of such an institution. 

On the 20th of the same Nov., 1637, twelve gentlemen (denominated 
a Committee in the margin, Ibid, p. 217) are appointed "to take order 
for a College at Newtown." These gentlemen managed the institution 
till a new appointment was made in the charter of 1642. 

College Book, No. 3, p. 2, says, Mr. Nathaniel Eaton was chosen Pro- 
fessor in 1637, and had the management of the donations for the erecting 
of such edifices as were meet and necessary for the College, and for his 
own lodgings. This Mr. Eaton was the brother of Theophilus Eaton, 
Governor of Connecticut, who was also a patron of the College. He 
was made a Freeman June 9, 1638. Cotton Mather says of him, (Mag- 
nalia, vol. ii., p. 10), " He was a rare scholar himself, and made many 
more such." Winthrop says he " had many scholars, the sons of gen- 
tlemen and others of the best note in the country." — Vol i., p. 308. 

The Colony Records contain the following notices of him : The same 
day the first body of Overseers were appointed (Nov. 20, 1637) is this 
record, lt.210. "Mr. Eaton is left out of this rate," (referring to a 
general assessment in the preceding paragraph) " leaving it to his dis- 
cretion what he will freely give towards these charges." On the 6th of 
June, 1639, " The Court granted to Mr. Nathaniel Eaton, 500 acres, if 

270 The First President of Harvard College. [July, 

he continue his employment with us for his life, and be to him and his 
heirs." It appears, (lb. p. 282,) his house was near the College in 1639. 
These records not only show his public character from Nov. 1G37, but 
also that his labors were well approved, up to June 6, 1639, and the 
General Court were then desirous of inducing him to continue them for 
life. He was discharged by the Court, Sept. 9, 1639. — lb., p. 275. 
Farmer says, (Gen. Reg.), " He was the first head or principal of Har- 
vard College." Dr. Eliot, in his New England Biography, says,* " Dr. 
Eaton was placed at the head of the institution before him," Mr. Dun- 
ster, who is recorded as the first President. 

It was to this College at Cambridge, under the administration of Mr. 
Nathaniel Eaton, that John Harvard bequeathed his library, and half his 
property in 1633; and on the 13th of March following, Mr. Eaton still, 
and for some months after, remaining at its head, the Court passed this 
order : " It is ordered that the College, agreed upon formerly to be built 
at Cambridge, shall be called Harvard College." — Rec, vol i., p. 253. — 
The adoption of this name is an implied admission on the part of the 
Court, that Mr. Harvard had entitled himself to be considered the foun- 
der, by making the first donation, though they had proposed, two years 
before, to make a donation themselves, towards the first building, which 
they never did. 

There is no original record showing when, by whom, or by what offi- 
cial title Mr. Eaton was appointed. Winthrop, (vol. i., p. 308,) calls him a 
" Schoolmaster" in 1639, without giving the least intimation that he had 
any connection with the College, which had been located at Cambridge 
two years before ; and the authors of the marginal notes and index to the 
Colonial Records do the same. The College Book, No. 3, as we have 
seen, styles him Professor. But whether with or without an official 
title, it is obvious that his office and duty were those of the head of the 
institution. In that capacity the records show that he received, disbursed, 
and accounted for the principal part of Mr. Harvard's legacy to the Col- 
lege, in the erection of its first buildings; and, with at least one assistant, 
instructed its students. See also Peirce^s Hist. H. C, pp. 4, 7. 

He left the College in the fall of 1639, and Mr. Dunster was appointed 
his successor in 1G40 — Mather says by the Magistrates and Ministers 
(the board of managers of 1637), Aug. 27 ; and Farmer says he was 
" inducted " into office on that day. The first Commencement was two 
years afterwards, and probably the graduating class, or a portion of them, 
were educated in part under Mr. Eaton's administration. 

The Institution had no existence, legal or actual, previous to Nov. 
1637, nor even a designated future local habitation or name. On the 
15th of that month it was legally located at Newtown, afterwards called 
Cambridge, and styled a College. Five days afterwards, Nov. 20th, it 
had a board of managers, and a Principal — for it was undoubtedly in con- 
sideration of his official character, to which the College Book says he 
was appointed in 1637, that Mr. Eaton was exempted from taxation on 
that day. 

The College had obviously the same legal or corporate existence in 
1639, that it had in 1640, that is, just what was given to it by the acts of 
1637, and no more. It had also the same actual existence and no more — 
that is, location, buildings, funds, overseers, officers, and students — the 

* Dr. Eaton, \Vi.,hrop says, (Hist., vol. 2, p. 22,) He "took upon him to be a Min- 
ister," and his lea; nod annotator styles him the* "Reverend." — lb. Index. 

1855.] Extracts of Letters from Judge Sew all. 271 

whole Corpus Academicus. Yet its authorized history and public docu- 
ments recognize Mr. Dunster as its head in 1640, while they recognize 
no head, or indeed any government at all in 1639, or the two preceding 
years. Thus virtually ignoring three years of its legal and actual his- 
tory, and one year more of its assumed and imaginary history. 

When, therefore, had Harvard College only the title of " school 7 " 
With what propriety can it be said to have had only this title, after it had 
been located as a College at Cambridge, had received Mr. Harvard's 
benefactions as a College, and had taken his name in addition to College, 
during all which time it was under the superintendence of Mr. Eaton ? 

And whether he be properly called Schoolmaster, Minister, Professor, 
Doctor, Reverend, Superintendent, or anything else, with what propriety 
is his name suppressed from the head of the list of its presiding officers, 
and even from the whole catalogue of its governors and instructors ? 

Qui dam Ignotus. 


[The following items of news are gleaned from letters written by Judge Sewall to 
Gov. Winthrop, relating, otherwise, to the business of the Corporation for propagating 
the Gospel in New England. The originals are in the State files, at Hartford. 

J. H. T.] 

Boston, May 2d, 1705. " Col. Allin makes these proposals for an 
Agreem 1 with the Inhabitants of New Hampshire, viz : Of his having 
500 Acres of land out of Portsmouth and New Castle ; 1500 Acres out 
of each of the other three Towns ; Two Thousand pounds Money to be 
paid in two years, together with the Waste Lands extra, the limitation of 
y e several Townships. Governour Dudley is the Mediator between them ; 
and Commissioners from the respective Towns are now to treat about 
this important concern. 

Governour Hinkley was at Plymouth, 27th March, pleading as an At- 
torney, and had the misfortune to be Nonsuited." 

July 30, 1705. " We began to be in pain for Capt. Rimes, (?) and 
were y e more glad at his arrival yesterday. Mr. Campbell tells me, Mr. 
How is dead. The fronteers, and all, are in Mourning for Mr. Clark of 
Exeter, who died suddenly of Bleeding, last Wednesday." 

April 15, 1706. " Mrs. Elisa Pelham departed this Life at Marshfield, 
the first Inst., being 3 or four years above Eighty." 

Inquiries. — Who was Thomas Tilden, married to Mary Holmes, 24 
Jan. 1664? 

Who was the father of Richard Butler, who settled in Cambridge, Ms., 
about 1632, and who, with his brother William, assisted in forming a set- 
tlement at Hartford, on Connecticut River, in 1636 ? Address S. W. But- 
ler, M. D. Burlington, N. J. 

Sept. 8th, 1725, Elizabeth Patterson of Reading, Ms., bought of Thom- 
as and Mary Hodgman, for .£100, said Hodgman's homestead in Reading. 
Where did she die ? Was her name Elizabeth Kebbe ? Who were her 
children, if any ? Address A. C. Patterson, Skcneatelcs, N. Y. 

Mr. D. W. Hoyt of Amcsbury, Ms., is engaged in tracing the Iloyt fam- 
ily History, and will be obliged to any persons if they will collect and for- 
ward informati> .i to him. ,, 


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1855.] Family of John Spofford. 273 

LEY, IN 1033. 

[By Jeremiah SroFFor.D, M. M. S., Physician of Groveland, late Bradford. Mass.] 

[Concluded from page f»7 ] 

(225) Eliphalet, and Sarah Palmer ; settled in Georgetown. Ch. : 
498, Sumner P , b. 27 Oct., 1813, m. Marden ; 499, Martha L., 
b. 16 May, 1815, m Luther Palmer, settled in Georgetown ; 500, Edwin 
C, b. 12 April 1817, m. Almira Daniels; 501, Augustus M., b. 28 
Aug. 1825, m Ellen Adams. 

(234) Dr. Moses D., and Irene Mighill ; m. 6 Dec. 1798 ; settled 
in Rowley, now Georgetown ; practised medicine extensively near forty 
years ; died of palsy, 31 Nov. 1832. Ch. : 502, Lavinia, b. 12 Dec. 
1799, m. Orin Weston, settled in Georgetown ; 503, Maryette, b. 19 Jan. 

1803; 504, Harrison B., b. 12 Oct. 1806, m. Killiam, of Boxford ; 

505, Leverett W., b. 9 Nov. 1809, m. Julia Adams, of Boxford. 

(235) Daniel M., and Hannah Parker — widow of John Parker, 
of Bradford ; formerly (175) Hannah SpofTord ; settled in Georgetown; 
removed to Dedham, Me. Ch. : 500, Harriet, b. Nov. 1814, m. John R. 
Pearl, settled in Dedham, Me.; 507, Winslow, b. Nov. 1816, mar. Julia 
Torrence, settled in Dedham ; 508, Walter Kirby, b. June 1819, mar. 
Mary M. Hart, settled in do. 

(240) Dr. Richard S., and Frances Maria Lord — she was of New- 
buryport ; settled in Newburyport ; graduate Harvard College ; Counsel- 
lor Mass. Medical Society ; in extensive practice as a physician, now 35 
years. Ch. : 509, Richard S, b. 30 July, 1833, clerk in Washington 
city; 510, Frances F., b. 13 June, 1835; 511, George M., b. 16 July, 
1840, d. 11 Dec. 1845. 

(242) Sewall, and Elizabeth Nelson ; m.2I May, 1818 ; settled in 
Georgetown, in the house built by Col. Daniel Spofford ; farm adjoining 
the "Old Farm," which he purchased in the year 1850» and which 
has been leased by the town or first parish of Rowley 182 years — 
see John Sen., No. 1. Ch. : 512, Mary E., b. 18 Feb. 1819, d. 23 June, 
1829 ; 513, Charles S , b. 2 Nov. 1821 ; 514, George M.,b. June, 1824; 
515, Nelson, b. 6 June, 1826, m. Lucy Ann Edwards. 

(246) Mighill, and Mahetable Dole; m. 20 May, 1824; settled 
in Georgetown; died young. Ch. : 510, Jerome P., b. June, 1825, m. 
Laura Littlefield. 

(244) George, and Clarinsa Thurston ; m. March, 1819. Ch. : 
517, Amos C, m. Sophila Savary. 

(228) William, and Eunice Lincoln — she was of Norton ; m. 17 
Feb. 1803 ; settled in Georgetown. Ch. : 517, Calvin, b. 27 Nov. 183-, 
m. Eliza Gilbert; 518, Alfred, b. 13 June, 1805; 519, Leander, b. 8 Jan. 
1807, m. Mary Pcrley ; 520, Catharine, b. 18 Jan. 1810, m. Robert Sa- 
vary ; 521, William Henry, b. 1 Oct. 1811, m. Sarah Gordon ; 522, Jane 
Maria, b. 28 May, 1816, m. Thomas Gafueld; 523, Lucy T., b. 21 May, 
1821, d. young. 

(230) Parker, and Huldah Spofford. Ch. : 524, Gardner, b. 11 Julv, 
1S00, m. Mary Platts ; 525, Greenleaf, b. 9 April, 1802, m. Emily WU- 

marth ; 520, Gage, b 21 July, 1804 ; 527, Eliza, b. Feb. 1819, m. 

Bennet. Second marriage with Hannah Wilkins — Ch.: 528, Emeline,b. I 


1855.] Family of John Spofford. 275 

1823, d. 1825 ; 582, Lucinda A., b. 12 May, 1825, d. 1827 ; 583, Char- 
lotte A., b. 1 Sept. 1826, m. Jonas Gunnison, 1847 ; 584, Mary Jane, b. 
18 Dec. 1828, m. Sidney Kelsey; 585, Eleanor L., b. 23 May, 1830- 
5S6, Sarah M., b. 1G Sept. 1831 ; 587, Charles R., b 16 Sent, 1833: 
588, Eustis J., b. 25 Aug. 1835. 

(134) Pearl, Esq., and ; of Boston ; educated at Groton 

Academy ; settled at Deer Isle, Me.; member of legislature of Massa- 
chusetts seven years; also of Maine 2 years ; postmaster of Deer Isle 
twenty-two years. Ch. : 589, Frederic P., settled at Deer Isle, ship 
master, &c; 590, Charles A., grad. Brunswick, 1849, attorney, member 
of the legislature; 591, Edwin B., settled at Deer Isle ; 592, Sarah II., 
m. Amos A. Derrick, physician, Sedgwick, Me.; 593, 594, 595— other 

(134) Thomas, and Nancy Searle ; m. ; settled in Pel- 
ham, N. II. Ch. : 594, Philena, b. 14 Dec. 1800, m. Samuel Kimball ; 
595, Mary Ann, b. 25 April, 1803; 596, Abigail R., b. 2 April, 1805, 
m. Charles Coburn ; 597, Thomas, b. 24 Feb. J807, m. Eliza Hildreth ; 
598, Eliza Jane, b. 26 Sept. 1809, m. Jonathan White ; 599, Jane J., b. 
29 June, 1811, m. Hervey Spear; 600, Rebecca A., b. 25 March, 1813, 
m. Nath. C. Moore ; 601, James R.,b. 25 March, 1815, d. 16 Sept. 1815. 

(134) John, Esq., and Hannah Simonton ; m. 1807 ; settled in East 
Thomaston, Me.; postmaster 15 years. Ch. : 602, William, b. 8 Jan. 
1808, m. Susan II. Hovey ; 603, Harriet, b. 25 Sept. 1809, m. Walter 
E. Tolman ; 604, Dudley P., b. 20 Jan. 1812, m. Hannah Harden, 1834. 
605, Hannah S., b. 2 July, 1815, d. 26 June, 1842 ; 606, John T., b. 19 
May, 1819, m. Mary Fuller, 1847; 607, Abby A. R., b. 25 Sept. 1824, 
m. Joseph Farwell, 1843. 

(134) Charles, and Lucy Reed ; m. 24 Oct. 1805 ; settled in Thom- 
aston, Me ; d. 11 Oct. 1819. Ch. : 608, Mary, b. 6 Oct. 1806, m. James 
Crocket ; 609, Julia, b. 7 Dec. 1809, m. Frederic Conway; 610, Maria, 
b. 7 Oct. 1813, m. Elkanah Spear ; 61 1, Lucinda, b 14 Feb. 1816, m. 
Hezekiah Coombs, 1842; 612, Sophia, b. 24 Jan. 1819, <rrad. at Mount 
Holyoke, 1847. 

(354) Dudley, and Mary Atwood— both of Pelham. Ch. : 613, 
Charles, b. 4 Dec. 1807, m. Ednah Scales ; 614, Alary, b. 28 Feb. 1809, 
m. Ira Gage ; 615, Esther P., b. 8 March, 1810, m. Jesse S.Burnham ; 
617, Pearl, b. 11 May, 1811 ; 618, Aaron P., b. 13 Oct. 1812, m. Mar- 
tha J. Way; 619, John, b. 20 May, 1814, m. Mary A. Taylor; 620, 
Elizabeth, P., b. 31 May, 1815, m. Moody Hobbs ; 621, Sarah, b. 11 
June, 1817, m. Darius Stickney ; 622, Frederic B., b. 3 Oct. 1818, m. 
Mary Stickney; 623, David, b. 23 May, 1820, m. Lucinda Hall; 624, 
Susan B., b. 29 Oct. 1821, m. Asa Stickney; 625, Moses, b. 23 June, 
1823, m. Achsa B. Butler; 626, George W., b. 27 May, 1825; 627, 
Samuel R., b. 29 March, 1827, d. 1829; 628, Sophia, 'b. 17 March, 
1828, m. Hervy M. Hook; 629, Pamela, b. 15 July, 1830; 630, Ellen 
P., b. 28 Jan. 1833. 

(306) Benaiah, and Polly Page ; settled in Chester, N. II. Ch. : 
631, Sophronia, m. Currier George, Danville ; 632, Sarah, m. Ephraim 
Cole, Boxford ; 633, Eveline, m. Enos Page ; 634, Joseph B., m. Caro- 
line Wilson; 635, Jason, m. Methiah J. Wilson; 636, David, m. Maria 
Dearborn ; 637, Lucy Ann ; 639, Mary Jane ; 639, Stephen ; 640, Dan- 
iel ; 641, Franklin. 

(309) Orlat-iio, and Hall ; settled at Auburn, N. H. 

27G Family of John Spofford. [July, 

(310) Ormond, and French, of Danville, N. II. 

(31 I) Sebastine, and Hook. 

(345) Frederic, and Deborah VVilkins; settled in Box ford. Ch. : 
641, Cliiirlcs Arlington, b. 19 June, 1812, m. Sarah Hardy, of Bradford ; 
042, Augustus Franklin, b. 30 Dec. 1813, m. Martha Perkins, settled in 
Plattsville, Wisconsin; 043, Marietta K., b. 23 Jan. 1810, m. John Pres- 
ton; 044, Nancy Jane, b. 8 June, 1818, m. James Porter; 045, Sarah 
C, b. 23 March, 1821, m. George Davis, Haverhill ; 040, Eliza Ann, b. 
10 April, 1822 ; 047, Maria Frances, b. 29 April, 1824 ; 648, Luezer 
Augusta Bartelle, b. 27 Oct. 1826 ; 649, Stephen Frederic Le Roy, b. 
2S Nov. 1828 ; 650, John Chadwick, d. Oct. 1835; 05l,Mighill Welling- 
ton, b. 15 March, 1830. 

(331) Capt. Aaron, and Rebecca Foster — both of Boxford. Ch. : 
052, Rebecca Frances, b. 4 Feb. 1824 ; 053, Phineas, b. 13 Dec. 1825 ; 
054, Eliza, b. 2 Feb. 1828; 055, Sarah, b. 1 Dec. 1829 ; 050, Julia M., 
b. 18 Jan. 1831; 657, Mehitable, b. 24 Feb. 1832; 058, Aaron, b. 20 
April, 1831 ; 059, Daniel W., b. 30 Nov. 1835; 000, Harriet, b. 1 Oct. 
1837 ; G01, Israel F., b. 8 May, 1840. 

(333) Richard, and Hannah Tyler — both of Boxford. Ch. : 002, 
Mary Ann ; 063, Elizabeth H.; 604, Thomas L.; 665, Francis N.; 006, 
Louisa; 067, Sarah W.; 668, Abia. 

(331) Phineas, and Mary Ann Pierce — she was of Beverly ; settled 
in Beverly. Ch. : 009, Elizabeth F., b. Sept. 1823. 

(376) James, and Martha Johnson — she was of Andover; settled 
in Kingston, N. H. Ch. : 070, James Alvan, b. Sept. 1825; 071, 
Francis Arthur, b. 17 July, 1827 ; 072, Martha Elizabeth, b. 30 Nov. 
1829 ; 073, Charlotte Lydia, b. 22 April, 1832; 074, Roxby Ann, b. 29 
July, 1834 ; 075, Eliza S., b. 24 March, 1837 ; 070, Samuel, b. 9 May, 

(378) Oren P., and Susan C. Clement — she was of Salem, N. H.; 
be of Kingston, N. II.; she died in 1850. Ch. : 677, Livingston, b. 25 
Feb. 1835. 

(362) Henry, and Hannah F. Johnson — both of Andover. Ch. : 
078, William H., b. 21 Aug 1820, m. Fidelia R. Sias ; 079, Orin F., b. 
20 Jan. 1829; 670, George G , b. 10 Dec. 1830; 071, Charles M , b. 
16 March, .1833; 072, Mary A., b. 13 Dec, 1834 ; 073, Sarah E., b. 6 
Nov. 1830 ; 074, Rebecca J., b. 18 Oct. 1838; 075, John F., b. 18 Jan. 
1841 ; G7G, Nathan J., b. 10 Feb. 1844; 077, Abby S. b. 17 May 184G. 

(363) Farnham, and Lydia C. Coggeshall — teacher some years at 
Nantucket; settled in Andover. Ch. : 678, Harriet F., b 5 July, 1834; 
679, Edward C. b. 6 July, 1839; 080, Ellen E., b. 21 June, 1841 ; 081, 
Caroline C, b. March, 1813; 082, Lydia F., b. 22 Jan. 1846. 

(371) Solomon, and Catiiarina Carleton — of Boxford ; settled in 
Boxford ; m. 14 July 1828. Ch. : 683, Harriet, b. 5 May, 1829 ; 684, 
Charles, b. 27 Aug. 1831 ; 685, Carleton, b. 19 Oct. 1833 ; 6S6, Henry, 
b. 12 Dec. 1835; 637, Alden, b. 20 Oct. 1842. 

(372) Thomas, and ; settled in New York ; member of 

state legislature ; author of Spofford's Almanac. 

(373) Isaac, and Julia Marble — of Bradford ; m. 1850. 

(325) Frederic, and Augusta Parker — he was of Bucksport, Me.; 
she of Billerica, Mass ; m. 19 Nov. 1834; settled at Bucksport. Ch. : 
688, Phcebe Ann, b. 19 Sept. 1840 ; GS9, Parker, b. 12 July, 1842. 

(156) Tyler, and Mary Hopkinson — of Lenoxville, Canada. Ch. : 

'276 Family of John Spqfford. [July, 

(310) Ormond, and French, of Danville, N. II. 

(31 1) Sebastine, and Hook. 

(315) Frederic, and Deborah VVilkins ; settled in Boxford. Ch. : 
641, Charles Arlington, b. 19 June, 1812, m. Sarah Hardy, of Bradford ; 
042, Augustus Franklin, b. 30 Dec. 1813, m. Martha Perkins, settled in 
Plattaville, Wisconsin; G43, Marietta K., b. 23 Jan. 1810, m. John Pres- 
ton; 044, Nancy Jane, b. 8 June, 1818, m. James Porter; 045, Sarah 
C, b. 23 March, 1821, m. George Davis, Haverhill ; 040, Eliza Ann, b. 
10 April, 1822; 047, Maria Frances, b. 29 April, 1824; 648, Luezer 
Augusta Bartelle, b. 27 Oct. 1826 ; 649, Stephen Frederic Le Roy, b. 
29 Nov. 182S ; 650, John Chadwick, d. Oct. 1835; 651, Mighill Welling- 
ton, b 15 March, 1830. 

(331) Capt. Aaron, and Rebecca Foster — both of Boxford. Ch. : 
052, Rebecca Frances, b. 4 Feb. 1824 ; 053, Phineas, b. 13 Dec. 1825 ; 
654, Eliza, b. 2 Feb. 1828 ; 655, Sarah, b. 1 Dec. 1829 ; 650, Julia M., 
b. 18 Jan. 1831 ; 057, Mehitable, b. 24 Feb. 1832; 058, Aaron, b. 20 
April, 1834; 059, Daniel W., b. 30 Nov. 1835; 000, Harriet, b. 1 Oct. 
1837 ; 001, Israel F., b. S May, 1840. 

(333) Richard, and Hannah Tyler— both of Boxford. Ch. : 002, 
Mary Ann ; 003, Elizabeth H.; 004, Thomas L.; 005, Francis N.; GG6, 
Louisa; 067, Sarah W.; 668, Abia. 

(334) Phineas, and Mary Ann Pierce — she was of Beverly; settled 
in Beverly. Ch. : 009, Elizabeth F., b. Sept. 1823. 

(376) James, and Martha Johnson — she was of Andover; settled 
in Kingston, N. II. Ch. : 070, James Alvan, b. Sept. 1625; 071, 
Francis Arthur, b. 17 July, 1827 ; 072, Martha Elizabeth, b. 30 Nov. 
1829 ; 073, Charlotte Lydia, b. 22 April, 1832; 074, Roxby Ann, b. 29 
July, 1834 ; 075, Eliza S., b. 24 March, 1837 ; 070, Samuel, b. 9 May, 

(378) Oren P., and Susan C. Clement— she was of Salem, N. H.; 
he of Kingston, N. II.; she died in 1850. Ch. : 677, Livingston, b. 25 
Feb. 1835. 

(362) Henry, and Hannah F. Johnson — both of Andover. Ch. : 
678, William H., b. 21 Aug 1820, m. Fidelia R. Sias ; 079, Orin F., b. 
20 Jan. 1829; 670, George G , b. 10 Dec. 1830; 071, Charles M ., b. 
16 March, .1833; 672, Mary A., b. 13 Dec, 1834 ; 673, Sarah E., b. 6 
Nov. 1836 ; 674, Rebecca J., b. 18 Oct. 1838 ; 675, John F., b. 18 Jan. 
1841 ; 070, Nathan J., b. 10 Feb. 1844; 077, Abby S. b. 17 May 184G. 

(303) Faknham, and Lydia C. Coggeshall — teacher some years at 
Nantucket; settled in Andover. Ch. : 078, Harriet F., b 5 July, 1834; 
079, Edward C. b. July, 1839 ; 080, Ellen E., b. 21 June, 1841 ; 081, 
Caroline C, b. G March, 1813; G82, Lydia F., b. 22 Jan. 1846. 

(374) Solomon, and Catharina Carleton — of Boxford ; settled in 
Boxford ; m. 14 July 1828. Ch. : 683, Harriet, b. 5 May, 1829 ; 684, 
Charles, b. 27 Aug. 1831 ; 685, Carleton, b. 19 Oct. 1833 ; 6S6, Henry, 
b. 12 Dec. 1835; 687, Alden, b. 20 Oct. 1842. 

(372) Thomas, and ■ settled in New York ; member of 

state legislature ; author of Spoffbrd's Almanac. 

(373) Isaac, and Julia Marble — of Bradford ; m. 1850. 

(325) Frederic, and Augusta Parker — he was of Bucksport, Me.; 
she of Billerica, Mass; m. 19 Nov. 1834; settled at Bucksport. Ch. : 
688, Phcebe Ann, b. 19 Sept. 1840 ; 089, Parker, b. 12 July, 1842. 

(150) Tyler, and Mary IIopkinson — of Lenoxville, Canada. Ch. : 

1855.] Family of Johri Spofford. 277 

COO, Martha Louisa, b. 13 Sept. 1315, d. 20 Feb. 1820; (191, Edwin 
Tyler, b. 13 Sept. 1816, d. in California ; 692, David Paschal, b. 19 Feb. 
1818, d. in California; 093, Nathan Lysander, b. 7 Feb. 1821), settled in 
Northfield, Vt; 694, Marcus Menander, b. 2 April, 1822; G05, Mary 
Almena, b. 15 Aug. 1823, m. Asaph VV. Williams; 006, William Alex- 
ander, b. 21 Aug. 1825, m. Maria Stevens; 697, Martha Hadassah, b. 
23 Aug. 1828, m. Finley Green ; 098, Noyes Cleander, b. 23 Nov. 1830 ; 
699, Helena Experience, b. 29 Jan. 1833 ; 700, Julian Sidney, b. 2 Aug. 

(3 10) Paul, and Sarah Spofford — she was of Ncwburyport ; native 
of Georgetown, Mass.; merchant of New York city — firm of Spofford 
& Tileston, ship and steamboat owners, &,c. Ch. : 701, Paul Nelson, 
Aid to Governor, Chief Engineer of Militia, with rank of General. Sec- 
ond marriage with Susan B. Spring, dau. of Rev. Dr. Spring, of New 
York— Ch : 702, Joseph Louis ; 7113, Anna Paulina ; 704, Gardner 

(344) Moses, and Eliza Ann Dresser. Ch. : 705, Mary Ann, b. 
28 March, 1336; 700, Susan, 14 Jan. 1838, d. 17 Feb. 1840. ' 

Parents 1th Gen. — Children 8th. 

(416) Col. George, and Almira Smith; settled at Willi mantic, Ct.; 
Colonel — Senator of Connecticut — inventor of great improvements in the 
manufacture of paper — and principal in the establishment of the village 
of Spaffordsville ; died 5 Nov. 1818, aged 55. Ch. : 707, Marvin, b. 1 
April, 1819, m. Caroline Abbe; 708, Charles, b. 30 Aug. 1822, m. 
Celia L. Tingsley ; 709, Laura, m. S. R. Arnold, attorney at Willimantic. 

(456) Moses, and Dorcas Parker; m. 19 Sept. 1839; settled in 
Lowell, Mass. 

(460) Luke, and Laura Wood ; settled in Salem, Vt.; they had three 

(547) Rev. Lemuel C, and Esther Dean ; settled at Fond Du Lac, 
Wis., head of Lake Superior, on mission of Home Missionary Society. 

(548) John 'P., and Sarah G. French ; m. Oct. 1846. ' Ch. : 713, 
Herman Chandler, b. 18 July, 1849. 

(339) Jesse, and Chloe Richardson; m. 1816 ; settled in Mansfield, 
Ct.; farmer, book agent, &c. Ch. : 714, Maryette, b. 10 Aug. 1817, m. 
S. C. Preston; 715, Marilla, b. 1 June, 1819, m. Alpheus Dimmick ; 
716, Manly W., b. 17 Oct. 1821 ; 717, Harriet M., b. 15 Feb. L-24 ; 
718, Uriel F., b. 14 May, 1826; 719, Munroe D., b. 7 May, 1831 ; 720, 
Eliot Granger, b. 25 Nov. 1837. 

(390) Ira, and Electa Moulton — she was of Mansfield, Ct. 

(392) Samuel, and Olive Bouler ; in. 9 June, 1825 ; of Friends- 
ville, Pa. Ch. : 721, Elizabeth ; 722, Morrace ; 723, Julia. 

(394) Milton R., and Lucy Shelden — of Friendsville, Pa. Ch. 1 ;. 
724, Milton, b. 11 June, 1838; 725, Abijah, b. 30 June, 1840; 726, 
Lucy Eveline, b. 10 April, 1842 ; 727, Henry Clay, b. 20 Dec. 1844 ; 728, 
Mary Jane, b. 23 June, 1847. 

(395) Silas P., and Betsy ConNisn — she was of Green, Chenango 
county, N. Y. Ch. : 729, John, b. 15 June, 1846; 730, Edwin, b. 1 
March, 1848. 

(397) Jesse, and Mary H. Maynard ; settled in Temple, N. H. Ch.: 
73l,AdnaB.,31 Aug. 1819; m.OrillaM Dyer; 732, Daniel B., b 3 May 
1821, d. 1S24 ; 733, Caleb W., b. 8 March, 1823. Second wife, Ann 
Sheldon— Ch.: 734, Mary M., b. 2 Dec. 1825; 735, Abigail Ann, b. 

278 Family of John &pofford. [July, 

23 May, 1831 ; 736, Daniel II., b. 25 March, 1833 ; 737, Maria Jane, b. 
25 Nov. 1841. 

(403) Artemas, and (401) Rachel Jane Spofford. Ch. : 738, 
Arte mas Austin, b. 4 June, 1839; 739, Daniel Harrison, b. 1 Aug. 

(519) Calvin, and Eliza Gilbert — of Maine. Ch. : 740, Leander 
P.; 741, Charles L. 

(519) Leander, and Mary Perlev ; settled in Georgetown. Ch. : 
742, Mary M. P., b. 23 Dec. 1833 ; 743, Catharine S., b. 13 May, 1836. 

(521) William Henry, and Sally Gordon ; settled in Georgetown. 
Ch. : 744, William H.; 745, Abigail G.; 746, Preston L.; 747, Frank L.; 
748, James W. 

( ) Gardner, and Mary Plats. Ch. : Elizabeth, m. N. P. Pierce ; 
George, m. Harriet Perley ; John ; Mary. 

(504) Harrison, and Abigail Kilham — she was of Boxford ; settled 
in Georgetown. Ch. : 749, Ellen Augusta, b. 2 Nov. 1837, d. 20 Sept. 
1848; 750, Moses Dole, b. 12 Sept. 1844, d. 24 Sept. 1848; 751, Irene 
Mighill, b. 18 May, 1848. 

(505) Leverette W., and Julia Adams — she was of Boxford ; set- 
tled in Georgetown. Ch. : 752, Leverette Winslow, b. 9 Nov., 1844 ; 
753, Julia Ann Adams, b. 16 March, 1846. 

(498) Sumner P.. and Abigail Marden ; settled in Georgetown. 
Ch. : 754, Charles A., b. 3 Oct. 1838. 

(499) Edwin C, and Almira Daniels; settled in Georgetown. Ch.: 
755, Catharine Sarah, b. 27 Oct. 1841 ; 756, Hannah Braman, b. 10 
Dec. 1845. . 

(517) Amos, and Sophila Savary. Ch. : 758, Clara TV, b. 10 Feb. 
1847 ; 759, Martha S. b. 24 Oct. 1848 ; 760, Judith F., b. 28 Sept. 

(507) Winslow P., Esq., and Julia Torrence ; settled in Dedham, 
Maine.; trader. Ch. : 761, Sarah F., b. 30 March, 1842; 762, George 
Moody, b. 29 Dec. 1843 ; 763. Ellen Frances, b. 6 Aug. 1846. 

(508) Walter K., and Mary Hart; settled in Dedham, Me. Ch. : 
764, Charles Braman, b. 17 Aug. 1845. 

(490) Charles N., and Tileston ; settled in New York and 

South Carolina. 

Parents 8th Gen.— Children 9lh. 

(707) Marvin, and ; of Wiilimantic, Ct. Ch. : 765, Jessie. 

(708) Charles, and Celia Tingsley — of Wiilimantic, Ct. Ch. : 766, 
Almira, b. 1847 ; 767, Mary C, b. 1849. 

The first barrel of tar made in this country was produced in New 
England, by Capt. Coram, in 1698. Before that they had used Swedish 
tar ; after which it was generally made all over the colonies. It seems 
Coram being much provoked at the extortionate price of Swedish tar, and 
observing the process by which it was made, undertook to make an 
experiment when he arrived at home, and it abundantly succeeded. — 
Emerald, Boston, Aug. 13, 1808. 

[Thomas Coram, founder of the Foundling Hospital in London, re- 
sided at Taunton, in Massachusetts Bay, about 1700. — See Hutchinson, 
ii. 224 ; Watkins, Biog. Diet., Art. Coram; Lempriere ; also Bailey's 
New Plymouth.] 

1855.] Scituate and Barnstable C (lurch Records. 279 


[Copied for the Register by Amos Otis, Esq., of Yarmouth Port, Ms. Mr. Otis 
says, " The dashes and asterisks occur in Dr. Stiles' MS., and I presume indicate im- 
perfections in the original record." The Rev. Mr. Carleton of West Barnstable made 
a copy, from that made from the original by President Stiles, and preserved in the 
Library of Yale College. Mr. Carleton's copy was used by Mr. Otis, who, with Mr. 
C, collated his own with another copy of the original, made by the Rev. Mr. Russell. 
" In the list of baptisms at Barnstable," Mr. Otis says, " I have supplied the omissions 
from the copy made by Rev. Mr. Walley, and they are distinguished by being placed 
in brackets. In the Barnstable Church Records 1 find several matters of historical 
interest, which I will hereafter transcribe for the Register. I observe that at the set- 
tlement of Rev. Jona. Russell, senior, [in 1683], Anna Lothrop, widow of Rev. John, 
and Sarah Walley, widow of Rev. Thomas, were living in Barnstable; that Isaac 
Robinson, (son of Rev. John) was then a resident at 'Martin's Vineyard.' " 

Explanatory Letter of Dr. Stiles. 

Newport, Ehode Island, Aug. 24, 1760. 
Records of the Beginning of the Churches of Scituate and Barnstable, which I 
copied from an original manuscript in the autographical hand-writing of Rev. John 
Lothrop their first Pastor. This MS. I found A. D. 1769, in the hands of the Revd. 
Elijah Lothrop of Gilead in Connecticut. I account it the more valuable as these 
chhs. of Scituate and Barnstable have no records till many years after their gath- 
ering, particularly tho' the chh. of Scituate was gathered January 8, 1634, yet there 
are no chh. records to be found there, (as the Rev. Mr. Grosvenor, the present Pastor, 
told me 1768), for more than seventy years till Mr Pitcher's day. who begun their 
present chh Records at his ordination, Sept. 24, 1707, from which time they have 
been kept regularly. EZRA STILES.] 

Toutching the Congregation . . . .* of Christ collected att Situate. 
The 28 of September 1634, being the Lord's day, I came to Situate 
the night before and on the Lord's day spent my first Labours, Fornoone 
and afternoon. 

Upon the 23 of Novemb. 1634 o r Breathren of Situate that were mem- 
bers at Plimoth were dismissed from their membershipp, in case they 
joyned in a body att Situate. 

Uppon January 8, 1634, Wee had a day of humiliation and then att 
night joyned in covenaunt togeather, so many of us as had beenc in Cove- 
naunt before. To witt, 
2. Mr. Gilsonn and his wife 
4. Goodman Anniball and his wife 
6. Goodman Rowly and his wife 

8. Goodman Cob and his wife 

9. Goodman Turner 

10. Edward Foster 

11. Myselfe 

12. Goodman Foxwell 

13. Samuell House 

15. Mr. Hetherly and his wife joyned Janu. 11, 1634. 

17. Mr. Cudworth and his wife joyned Janu. 18, 1634. 

18. Hennery Borne joyned Janu. 25, 1634. 


22. Symeon Hayte and Bernard Lumbard and their wives joyned 

Aprill 19, 1635. 

23. Thomas Boiden, Brother Gilsons Servaunt joyned May 17, 1635. 

25. My Wife and Brother Foxwell's wife joyned having their dismission 

from elsewhere June 14, 1635. 

26. Jane Harrico joined, June 21, 1635. 

* The blank should probably be filled with — and church. Ed. 

280 Scituate and Barnstdblc Church Records. [July, 

27. Goody. Hinckley joyned, Aug. 30, 1635. 

28. Goodman Lewis Senior joyned, Septemb. 20, 1G35. 

29. William Bens joyned, Octob. 25. 1635. 

30. Egglin llanford, Mr. Hatherlcys Syster joyned Novemb. 21, 1G35. 

31. Goody Turner joyned Janu. 10, 

32. Hennery Ewell joyned April 3, 163G. 

33. Elizabeth Ilammon my Sister having a dismission from the church at 

Watertowne was joyned, Aprill 14, 1636. 

34. Thomas Lappham joyned " Ap. 24. 1G3G. 

35. Goodman Stcadman joyned July 17, 163G. 

36. Isaac Robinson and my Sonn Fuller joyned haveing their Letters diss- 

missive from the church att Blimoth unto us Novemb. 7, 1636. 
3S. Mr. Vassel joyned Novemb. 28, 1G3G. 

hce the first joyned in our new meeting house. 

39. Goodman Crocker and ) n u oc ipoa 
.„ „ , „ . , > Decemb. 25, 1030. 

40. Goody roster joyned ) 

42. Goodman Chittenden and his wife joyned Febru. 12, 1G36. 


43. Goodman Cointer and Goodman ) . -„ n , oct ^ 
Ar T7-- • , i i • c j / Aprill 9, 1037. 

45. Kinncke and his wife joyned ) r 

46. Goody Merrett and ) 

47. Goodwife Stedman joyned f April 16, 1637. 

48. Goodman Besbitch joyned April 30, 1637. 

49. Goodman Shelly "J 

50. Edward Fitts Surrandolfe ! ■ „ . . \Ps\n 

51. My Sonn Thomas Lothropp j * ' / i • 

52. Sarah Tinker J 

53. Goodwife Robbinsonn \ 

54. Goodwife Stockbridge > joyned July 1G, 1637. 

55. Judeth Vassell j 

56. Richard Syllice ) .-, , nA .„,^ 
r~ r^\ ■ . u r< ■ i } loyned Decmb.24, 163/. 

57. Christopher Cointer ) J ' ' 

58. Goodman Jackson ) , „ , „- , ~ -, 
t-n mi tr- I loyned rebru. 25, 1637. 

59. 1 nomas King J J J 

GO. My Brother Robert Linnell and his wife having a letter of dismission 

61. from the church in London joyned to us Septemb. 16, 1638. 

62. Syster Bourne dismissed from the church att Hingham joyned 

November 11, 1638. 

Austin Berce joyned Aprill 29, 1043. 

Isaac Wells joyned May 27, 1643. 

Mestresse Bursly joyned July 22, 1643. 

Our Brother Fittsrcndolfe wife joyned August 27, 1G43. 

Alice Goodspeed joyned Decemb. 31, 1643. 

Roger Goodspeed joyned July 28, 1644. 

Judith Shelley joyned by dissmission from y e church att Boston, 

August 25, 1644. 

Mcstrcs Chamberlin joyned Octob. G, 1644. 

John Smith joyned Octob. 13, 1644. 

Nathaniell Bacon joyned May 3, 1646. 

Joshua Lumbard joyned March 14, 1646, 

expressing in his confession many sadd temptations God carryed him 
through for the space of Some 8 yearcs, repeating of many Svveete 


Scituate and Barnsthble Church Records. 


Dolor Davis and his wife being dismissed from the church att Duxbury, 
wasjoyned to ours, Aug. 27, 1648. 

Hannah wife of Nathaniell Bacon joyncd March 18, 1048. 

Sarah the wife of Henry Cobb, and the wife of Samuell Mao joyned to 
the Congregation in my house, Janu. 120, 1 049. 

Brother Beirce his wife and Goody Chippman joyncd to the Congregation 
y e day y l Brother Dimmick was invested Elder Aug 7, 1650. 

Susannah wife of John Smith joyned Jun 13, 1652. 

John Finney joyned August 29, 1052. 

John Chippman joyned Janu. 30, 1652. 

Situate Baptized. — Mary, Daughter of Ilumfcry Turner baptized att my 
fust House Janu. 25, 1634, 

uppon which day alsoe wee first enjoyed in y e same place the blessed 
privilidge of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. 

James the sonn of Mr. Cuddworth bapd in his house 

Mary y c daughter of Brother Foxwell bapd 

Elizabeth daughter of o r Syster Hinckley bapd. 

Timothy Sonn of Edward Foster baptd. Sonn of John Lothropp bapd. 

Elizabeth Daughter of Samuell House bap d 

Joseph Sonn of Humfery Turner baptizd. y e first in 

Mary Daughter of o r Brother Cobb 

Deborah Daughter of o r Brother Anniball 

John Sonn of Brother Crocker 

Hannah Daughter of Robert Shelley 

Mary Daughter of James Cudworth 

Hannah Daughter of o r Syster Stockbridge, baptized 

Mary Daughter of Bernard Lumbard 

Elizabeth, Daughter of Goodman Steadman 

Susannah Daughter of Isaac Kobinsonn 

Samuel Sonn of Samuell Hinkley 

Samuel Sonn of my Sonn Samuel Fuller 

John Sonn of George Lcwice 

1638. — Anna Daughter of Samuell Jacksonn 

who was borne tow or three yeares before. 

John Sonn of John Winter 

Timothy Sonn of Edward Foster ) 

Martha daughter of Brother Foxwell ) 

Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Lappham and ) 

Thomas Sonn of Goodman Rogers of Duxberry ( 

Jonathan Sonn of James Cudworth 

Deborah Daughter of George Kinerick 

Samuell Sonn of Samuel Hinckley 

Nathaniel Sonn of Umphrey Turner 

1G39. — Hannah Daughter of Brother Cobb 

Since our Comei?ig to Barnstable, Octoh. 
Abigaill daughter of John Lothropp y e 1st. 
Martha daughter of Bernard Lumberd y e 2d. 
and Mary daughter of Robert Shelley y e 3d. 
att Mr Hull's house.* 

May 3d, 1635. 

Aug. 30, 1635. 

Sep. 6, 1635. 

March 7, 1635. 

June 6, 1636. 

Octob. 23, 1G36. 

o r new meeting 

Janu. 1, 1636. 

March 26, 1637. 

May 7, 1637. 

Jun. 11, 1637. 

July 2, 1637. 

July 23, 1637. 

Septem. 24, 1637. 

Octob. 8. 1637. 

Novemb 24, 1637. 

Janu. 21, 1637. 

Febru. 4, 1637. 

Febru. 11, 1637. 

March 11, 1637. 

March 25, 1638, 

April I, 1638. 
Aprill 22, 1633. 

May 6, 1638. 

Septem. 16, 1638. 

Novem. 25, 1638. 

Febru. 10, 1638. 

March 10, 1638. 

Octob. 5, 1639. 

11, 1639. 

Novem. 2 1639. 

* Doct. Sui.'copy, "att my house;" Barnstable Ch. Rec, " att Mr. Hull's House." 


Scituate and Barnstable Church Records. 


Elizabeth daughter of Brothr Crocker 
Timothye Soun of Mr. Dimmock 
Hannah daughtr of William Betts 
Thomas Sonn of Hennery Cogaine 
John Sonn of Hennery Ewell 
Naomi daughter of Mr. Hull 
1610. — John Sonn of Isaac Robinsonn, 
Nathaniel! Sonn of Edward Fitts randolfe 
Mary Daughter of Thomas Lothropp 

Decb. 22, 1039. 

Janu. 12, 1039. 

Janu. 20, 1639. 

March 2, 1039. 

March 9, 1039. 

March 23, 1039. 

April 5, 1640. 

August 9, 16[40.] 

Oclob. 4, 1640. 

John Sonn of Phillipp Tabor dwelling att Yarmouth a member of the church 

att Watertowne, 
Manasseh Sonn of Mr. Mathews of Yarmouth 
Bethiah daughter of Robert Linnell 
Bethiah daughter of Samuell Jackson 
1041. — Ruth daughter of Richard Foxwell 
Israeli Sonn of James Cudworth 
Ruth daughter of Joseph Hull 
Thomas Sonn of Thomas Holland 

Both these from Yarmouth, y e parents of the first beeing yen members 

with us— y e Father of the 2d beeing a member of a Separated Church 

in Old England 
Jabez Sonn of Bernard Lumberd 
Ephraim Sonn of George Lewice 
Sarah daughter of Samuell House ) 
Sarah daughter of Samuell Fuller f 

both which were borne at Situate. 
Jedidiah Sonn of Thomas Lumbard 
Sarah daughter of Abraham Blush 
Bathsua daughter of John Lothrop 
Patience daughter of Brother Cobb 
1042. — Mehetabel daught. of Maister Dimmock, 
Bartlemew Sonn of James Hum ling 
Nathaniel Sonn of Edward Fitts Randolfe 
Samuell Sonn of Brother Willi. Crocker 
Joseph Sonn of John Hall 
Samuel Sonn of Samuell Hinckley 
Juhn Sonn of Robert Shelley 
Isaac Sonn of Isaac Robinson 
Hannah Daughter of Thomas Lothropp 
Hester daughter of Samuell Jackson 
Eben-ezer Sonn of Hennery Ewell \ 
Samuell Sonn of William Betts, > 

John Sonn of Hennery Cogain j 

1013. — Joannah daughter of James Cudworth 
Mary and Martha, daughters of Austen Berce baptized 
Mary daughter of Mrs. Bursley 
Beniamin Sonn of Brother Lumbar, Senior baptized 
Nathaniell Sonn of Roger Goodspeed 
Sarah, daughter of George Lewice 
Samuell Sonn of Thomas Allen 
Priscilla daughter of Austin Berce baptized 
1644. — Ruth daughter of Dollar Dauice 
John Sonn of Samuell Hinckley 

our meeting beeing yt day att y e end of Mr. Bursley's house. 

Novem. 8, [1640.] 

Janu. 24, [104U.J 

Febru. 7, 1640. 

March 14, 1040. 

April 4, 1641. 

April 18, 1641. 

May 9, 1041. 

May 9, 1041. 

July 4, 1641. 
July 25, 1G41. 

August 1, 1641. 

Septem. 19, 1041. 

Decemb. 5, 1641. 

Febru. 27, 1641. 

March 13, 1641. 

Aprill [18, 1642 ] 

April 2-1, [1642.] 

May 15, [1612] 

July 3, 1642. 

July 3, 1642. 

July* 24, 1642. 

July 31, 1642. 

Aug. 7, 1642. 

Octo. IS, 1642.] 

Febru. 5, 1642. 

Febru. 12, 1642. 

March 25, 1643. 

May 6, 1643. 

July 29, [1643.] 

August 5, 1643. 

Janu 14, 1(543. 
Febru. 11, 1643. 
Febru. 18, 1643. 

Mar. 11, 1643. 
March 24, 1644. 

May 26, 1644, 


Scihiate and Barnstable Church Records. 


Mary daughter of Samucll Fuller 
John Soun of James Handing 
Thomas Son of Thomas Loihropp 
Lyddia Daughter of Thomas Iluggins 
Beniamin Sonn of John Hall 
Mary daughter of Thomas Hinckley 
Shubeall Sonn of Mr Dimmick 
John Sonn of Mr Bursley 
Mary daughter of Edward Fittsrandolfe 
Samucll Sonn of John Smith 
Hannah daughter of Nathaniell Bacon 
Gershom Sonn of Brother Cobb, baptizd 
Feare, daughter of Isaac Robinsonn 
John Sonn of John Lathropp baptiz d . 
Job Sonn of William Crocker, baptized 
Hope Sonn of William Betts, baptizA 
1645. — Mary daughter of Hennery Cogaine baptiz 
Sarah daughter of John Smith baptizd 
John Sonn of Samuel House baptiz d 
John Sonn of Roger Goodspeed baptiz d 
Sarah daughter of Hennery Ewell, 
Samuel Sonn of Anthony Anniball and \ 
Nathaniel Sonn of John Hall \ 

Nathaniell Sonn of Nathaniell Bacon 
Johannah daughter of Maistr Bursley 
1646. — Sarah Daughter of Austen Beirce & ) 
Mary daughter of Thomas Iluggins I 
Elizabeth Scudder and Sarah Scudder \ 
Daughters of John Scudder. J 

Jun. ]fi, 1644. 

Jun. 30, 1644. 

July 7, 1614. 

July 7, 1644. 

July 14, 1644. 

Aug. 4, 1644. 

Septemb. 15, 16[44.] 

Septemb. 22, 1644. 

Octob. 6, 1644. 

Octob. 20, 1644. 

Decemb. 8, 1644. 

Janu. 12, 1644. 

Janu. 26, 1644. 

Febru. 9, 1644. 

March 9, 1644. 

March 16, 1644. 

1 A prill 20, 1645. 

May 11, 1645. 

May 18, 1645. 

June 15, 1645. 

Sept. 14, 1645. 

Febr. 8, 164[5.] 

Febru. 15, 16[45.] 
March 1, 1645. 

March 29, 16[4]6. 

William sonn of William Nichollson and 
Mary daughter of Edward Sturgess and 
Dorcas daughter of Andrew Hallet and 
Abigail daughter of John Joyce 

John Sonn of Thomas Allen 
Henry Sonn of Henry Cogaine 
Eben-czer, Sonn of John Smith and ) 
Melatiah Sonn of Thomas Lothrop ) 
Sarah daughter of Thomas Hinckley, bapizd 
Samucll Sonn of Samuel Jackson, bapt 

May 10, 1646 

of the church of 
Yarmouth, bee- Baptised 
! ing ye 2d Sab- June I, 1646. 
baoth of o r meet- being 
in'j- in our new Children 

Septemb. 27, 1646. 
Octob. II, 1646. 


Novem. 22, 1646. 

Decemb. 6, 1646. 

Februa. 7, 1646. 

1047. — Mercye daughter of Isaac Robinsonn baptized July 4, 1647 

Marye daughter of Roger Goodspeed 
Josiah Sonn of William Crocker bapd 
Sarah daughter of James Handing bapd 
Mary, Daughter of John Smith bapd 
Abi^aile daughter of Austen Beirce bapd 
Isaac and .Marye Twinnes, children of \ 
John Smallee of Nosett and > 

Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Huggins ) 
Gershom, Sonn of John Hall bapd 
1648. — Eleazar, Sonn of Henry Cobb baptizd 
Joseph Sonn of Abraham Blush, bapd 

Septemb. 12, [1647.] 

Septemb. 19, 1647. 

Novemb. 7, 1647. 

Novem b. 21, 1647. 

Decemb. 19, 1647. 


February 27, 


March 5, 1647. 

Aprill 2, 1643. 

Apnll 9, 1648. 

2S4 Scituatc and Barnstable Church Records. [July, 

Hannah daughter of Edward Fittsrandolfe, and \ baptized 

Jonathan Sonn of Andrew Hallet of Yarmouth J Aprill 23, 1648. 

Mary, daughter of Nathaniell Bacon bapd August 20, 1648. 

Mehetabell, daughter of Thomas Allen ) bapd 

Melatiah daughter of Thomas Hinckley ) Novemb. 26, 1648. 

1619. — Elizabeth daughter of Mr Bursley baptized by my Brother 

Mao March 25, 1649. 

John, Sonn of Roger Else of Yarmouth baptized here Aprill 15, 1649. 
Esek Sonn of Anthonyc Anniball baptized Aprill 29, 1649. 

Bethiuh, daughter of Thomas Lothropp bapd July 23, 1649. 

John sonn of Thomas Huggins baptizd Aug. 5, 1649. 

Hannah, daughter of Austen Beirce baptizd, Novemb. 18, 1619. 

Mary the daughter of Samuell Mao and Samuell the sonn of Samuel] 

Mao were baptized Febru. 3, 1649. 

Eleazer Sonn of James Hamling baptizd March 17, 1049. 

1650. — Benjamin, Sonn of Roger Goodspeed baptizd May 19, 1650. 

Mirye, daughter of Edward Fittsrandolfe baptized June 2, 1650. 

Eleazar, sonn of William Crocker baptizd July 21, 1650. 

Alice, daughter of Abraham Peircc of Plimoth, beeing brought hither 

by Goody Scudder, his wives Syster and here baptized July 21, 1650. 

Dorcas, daughter of John Smith and \ baptizd 

Elizabeth daughter of John Chipman J Aug. 18, 1650. 

Hannah daughter of Samuell Mao bapd Octob. 20, 1650. 

Samuell, Sonn of Nathaniell Bacon, baptized March 9, 1650. 

1651. — Hannah, daughter of Thomas Hinckley and ^ . ... ~ ,,,-. 

Thomas, Sonn of Thomas Huggins baptized, J r i 

Thomas Sonn of Samuel Fuller baptized, May 18, 1651. 

William, Sonn of John Hall baptized June 8, 1651. 

Mehetabell, daughter of Hennry Cobb baptizd Septemb. 7, 1651. 

Israel, Sonn of Isaac Robinson and ) baptized 

Hannah daughter of John Scudder j Octob. 5, 1651. 

Joseph, Sonn of Austen Beirce baptised Janu. 25, 1651. 

John, Sonn of John Smith baptised Febru. 22, 1651. 

1652 — Abigaile, daughter of Joshuah Lumber baptizd Aprill 11, 1652. 

John Sonn of John Bursley baptizd Aprill II, 1652. 

Israeli Sonn of James Hamling baptizd June 25, 1052. 

Hope, daughter of John Chipman baptizd Septemb. 5, 1652. 

John Sonn of Edward Fittsrandolfe baptizd Janu. 2, 1652. 

Samuel, Sonn of Thomas Hinckley baptizd Febru. 20, 1652. 

Shubaell, Sonn of John Smith baptizd March 13, 1652. 

1653. — Jacob, Sonn of Isaac Robinsonn and ) , , », , r. ir-.n 

-n , , , r -n /--i j ? baptizd May 15, IboS. 

lvuth, daughter ot uoger uoodspeed ) ' ' 

Elizabeth daughter of Samuel Mao baptizd May 22, 1653. 

Beniamin Sonn of John Hall baptizd May 29, 1653. 

John, Sonn of John Finny baptizd being of ye age of 14 yccrcs 

July 31, 1653. 

Hester, daughter of Austen Beirce baptizd Octob. 2, 1653. 

Desyre daughter of Anthonye Anniball and ) ^ . ■ lC lCeo 

n i i i c t«u it u •• j I Octob. lb, 1553. 

Hannah daughter of 1 nomas Huggins baptizd ) 

Buryed Situate. 
Brother Anniball buryed a Maide child beeing borne somewhat before the 
tyme, Aprill 8, 1635. 

A Servaunt of Goodman Lcwicc Junior buryd March 6, 1635. 

1855.] Srituate and Barnstable Church Records. 285 

Jervice Largo, Goody Htncklcys Scrvaunt buryed Aug. 9, 1636. 

George dwelling wt Goodman Hinckley buryed March 25, 1637. 

Timothy, the child of Brother Foster buryed Decemb. 5, 1637. 

One Linkes Slaine by a bow of a tree in ye cutting dowtie of the tree, 

March 6, and buryed in the way by John Emmersonn's House neere 

Goodman Stockbridge March 10, 1637. 

Goodman Standley buryed May 7, 1638. 

My child a daughter buryed unbaptized July 30, 1638. 

A maidc child of Goodma Twisdens borne before its time buryed 

Aug 9, 1638. 
Jonathan Sonn of James Cudworth, Sept. 24, 1638. 

Deborah daughter of George Kenrick Febru. 21, 1638. 

Brother Jacksonn's wife of a consumption March 4 or 5, 1638. 

Goody Standley's youngest child, a little girlc Aprill 19, 1039. 

Goodman Pryer June 22, 1639. 

Buryed at Barnstable 1640. — Imprimis, Timothy Sonn of Mr Dimmick 

in the lower Syde of the Calves pasture, June 17, 1640. 

Goodman Hinckley's child, a daughter uppon their comeing hither buryed 

unbapized, . July 8, 1640. 

Nathaniell sonn of Edward Fittsrandolfe Decemb. 10, 1640. 

Mr. Burslcy's child dyed Suddenly in the night and buryd Janu. 25, 1040. 
Goodman Hinckley's child a twinn buryed upbaptized Febru. (i, 1640. 
Mr. Dimmick his 2 childre twinnes a sonn and a daughter unbaptized, 

buried March 18, 1640. 

Goodman Hinckley's other twinn buryed March 19, 1640. 

Samuel! Sonn of Goodma Hinckley buryed March 22, 1640. 

Elizabeth Ewer daughter of my daughter Lothropp Aprill 9, 1641. 

Mrs. Carscley miscarried May 7, 1641. 

John Oates buryed a little from Mr Carsleys house May 8, 1641. 

1642 Buryed at Barnestable. — The Stillborne ma child of lien. Borne 

May 28, 1642. 
1643. — Syster Anniball buryed ye 13th day of ye tenth month 1643 in 

in the Calves pasture. 
1644. — A man child of James Cudworth, unbaptized June 24, 1644. 

Benjamin Sonn of John Hall July 23, 1644. 

Liddia, daughter of Thomas Iluggins, buryed July 2S, 1644. 

John Sonn of Mr Bursley buryed Septeb.27, 164-. 

1645. — Mary, daughter of Hennery Cogaine buryd May 3, 1645. 

*SamueU Sonn Anthony Anniball March 8, 1645. 

1646 Buryed. — John Foxwell Son of Brother Foxwell Sept. 21, 1646. 
The Stillborne child of James Hamling buryed, Decemb. 2, 1646. 

Eben — ezcr Sonn of John Smith buryd Decemb. 17, 1646. 

* Samuel Son of Sa7nuel Jackson. 
1648.— Patience wife of Henrye Cobb buryed May 4, 1648, 

the first that was buryed in our new burying place by our meeting house. 
Mary, wife of Thorms Huggins buryed 28 of July, 1648. 

Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Huggins buryed Decemb. 8, 1648. 

1649.— The Stillborne man child of John Carscley buryd Apr. 11, 1649. 
The wife of Isaac Robinsonn buryed June 13, 1649. 

And a maide childe borne of her before the ordinary tyme buryed the 
week before. 

* Erased in Dr. Stiles' IMS — E. C. H. 

28G Scituate and Barnstable Church Records. [July, 

The maide childe of William Carseley buryd Septemb. G, 1649. 

Mary daughter of John Scudder buryed Decemb. 3, 1649. 

A man childe of John Lothropp dyeing immediately after it was borne 
buryed Janu. 25, 1(349. 

1650. — Thomas Blossome and Samuell Ilollet drowned att the Harbour of 
Nocett att their first Setting out from thence aboute a fishing voyage 

April! 22, 1650. 

The Stillebornc maide childe of John Chipman buryed Sept. 9, 1650. 

The Still borne maide childe of Joseph Lothropp buried the 20th day of 

Novemb. 1651. 

John Sonn of John Smith buryed Febru. 24, 1651. 

1052.— Mehetabell Daughter of Henry Cobb buryed March 8, 1652. 

Mary daughter of Goodman Chase ye elder buryed Octob. 28, 1052. 

1653.— Syster Finney buryed May 7, 1053. 

Syster Blush buryed May 26, 1653. 

Marr yed. — My Sonn Fuller and my Daughter Jane, and Edward Foster 
and Lettice Handford marrd att Mr. Cudworths by Captaine Standige 
Aprill 8 ye 4th clay of the weeke, 1035. 

Isaac Robinsonn and Margaret Handford contracted at Mr. Iletherlyes 
June 27, 1636, and by him Robert Shelly and his wife from Boston 
marryed here Sepemb. 26, 1636. 

Mr Tilldens two daughters mard March 13, 1636. 

Edward Fittsrandolfe and Elizabeth Blossome, May 10, 1037. 

Richard Syllice and Egglin Handford ye 6th day of ye weeke beeing the 
15 day of Decemb. 1637. 

My sonn Emmersonn and my daughter Barbarah marryed att Duxberry by 
Captaine Standige, July 19, 1638. 

William Wills and Luce his wife marryed att Plimoth att ye tyme of ye 
Court either upon the 4 or 5 day of Septemb. 1638. 

Goeing White and Elizabeth, Servaunt to Mr. Hatherlye and John Win- 
chester and Hannah Syllice, marryed here att Situate by Maister Gin- 
ings Octob. 15 1033. 

Henery Ewell and Sarah Anniball at Greens-harbour by Mr. Winsloe 

Noveb. 23, 1633. 

William Betts and Alice — Good ma Ensy2;nes maid in the Bey 

Febru. 27 or 28, 1038. 

Marryed Since my Comeing to Banicslable beeing Octob. 11, 1639. — Wil- 
liam Carseley and Mrs. Mathews Systr of Yarmouth and Mr Bursley 
and Mr Hulls daughter aboute the 28 of Novemb. 1(539, att Sandwidge. 

My Sonn Tho. and Brother Larnetts daughter, widdow Ewer, in the Bey 

Decemb. 11, 1639. 

My sonn Samuell, and Elizabeth Scudder marryed att my house by Mr. 
Freeman, Novemb. 28, 1044. 

Thomas Blossome and Sarah Ewer marryed att my sonn Thomas his 
house by Mr Freeman June 18, 1645. 

Edward Coleman of Boston and Margarett Lumbard marryed att Nocett 
by Mr. Prince Octob. 27, 1(543. 

Thomas Huggins and Widdow Tillye marryed at Norett by Mr. Prince 

Novemb. 3, 1648. 

John Davis and Hannah Linnett marryed att Nocett by Mr Prince 

March 15, 1648. 

Richard Childe and Mary Linnett marryed the 15th day of October 1049 
by Mr. Collier at my Brother Linnett's house. 

1855.] Letters of Chief Justice Sewall. 287 

Henry Cobb and Sarah Hinckley marryed by Mr. Prince Dec. 12, 1G49. 
John Pennye and Syster Coggin marryed by Brother Thomas Hinckley ; 

they the first marryed by him July 9, 1650. 

John Allen and Elizabeth Bacon marryed alsoe by him Oclob. 10, 1650 

both Anabaptists. 
Joseph Lothropp and Mary Ansell marryed alsoe by him Dec. 11, 1G50. 
Henry Tayler and Liddiah Hatch marryed alsoe by him Dec. 19, 1050. 
Joshuah Lumber and Abigaill Linnett marrd by him May 27, 1G51. 

David Lynnett and Hannah Shelley marryed by him March 9, 1653. 

Thomas Lewice and Mary Davice marryed by him June 15, 1053. 

(To be Continued.) 


l\In. Drake, — In Thomas's History of Printing we have a notice of our first Chief 
Justice Sewall's connection with the press in Boston. It is there stated that ''when 
Foster died, Boston was without the benefit of the press; but a continuation of it 
being thought necessary, Samuel Sewall, not a printer, but a magistrate, &c, a 
man much respected, was selected as a proper person to manage the concerns of it, 
and as such was recommended to the General Court. In consequence of this recom- 
mendation, the Court, in Oct. 1681, gave him liberty to carry on the business of print- 
ing in Boston." He was released from this engagement in lo84. Thomas styles 
him the "Conductor of the Press." The following letters to his uncles Stephen and 
Nathaniel Dummer, in England, show that he was not only such, but to some extent, 
a practical printer and '• compositor " S. J. 

Worcester, June, 1S55. 

To Stephen Dummer: 

Honored Sir, — That which comes from far is many times for that rea- 
son enquired after and regarded, which otherwise had been neglected, 
the consideration of which hath occasioned my sending you a small box 
of y e assemblies catechises to be distributed to my relations children and 
yours in the first place, and then to the youth of Bishop Stoke, as a token 
of love from him who was born and baptized at the same place. They 
were composed with my own hand, so that if they kindly and in good 
part receive these small books, and especially the doctrine of Christian 
religion summed up in them, they shall thereby extremely oblige me their 
countryman, who am by God's providence removed far off from them 
upon the sea. I have enclosed twelve sermons of Mr. Oakes, and six of 
Mrs. Rowlandson's narratives. The box is marked B. S. No: A. Have 
ordered into cousin Edward Hull's hand within Algate, who will pay the 
waponer you shall direct him to send it by. 

VVe are in good health here at Boston, and so our friends at Newbury 
are so far as 1 know. John Poor of the neck died the beginning of this 
winter Samuel Sewall. 


To Nathan 1 Dummer, Feb. 2, 16S4-5. 

Loving Uncle : It so fell out that not long since I was the owner of a print- 
ing press and Letters, and practised something myself in that science. Not 
to mention other things, I composed the Assemblies Cathechism with y° 
proofs, and Mr. O.ikes's Artillery Election Sermon at Cambridge. Now 
though my dear countrymen may have catechises, yet perhaps they have 
none printed by one born at Horton amongst themselves, or however not 

2S8 Heraldry. — Massachusetts Arms. [July, 

at Boston in N. E. Wherefore have sent six hundred of them in a small 
box, which in treat" the young persons of Bishop Stoke will kindly accept 
from him who cannot but affectionately remember his native soil. I know 
not the quantity of your families. If you have to spare, let Baddcslcy 
next partake. I writ to my uncle, M r St. Dummer, but not having men- 
tioned the number (as 1 think) I give you this. You had best give Cous. 
Mull advice by whom and whither to send them. lie will pay the 

Brother Stephen buried a very lovely son Dec 1 ". 24 last, some moneths 
old. Are all well. William Moody, eldest son of Samuel Moody, mar- 
ried sister Mehitabel, 18 1 ' 1 Nov r . last. Should have gone near to have 
written to the minister of your parish, but it seems Mr. Huseden is 
gone, and know not the man's name. My kind remembrance to yourself, 
and good wife and friends. Please in my name to intreat your present 
pastor's acceptance of one of M-'. Oakes's Sermons, and M r§ . Rowland- 
son's Narrative. Let the eldest son, or daughter if no son, of my dear 
aunts Mehitabel and Sarah, receive as y e mothers should if living. 

I rest your loving Cousin, 

Saml. Sewall. 

Heraldry. — Rev. William S. Bartlet, Rector of St. Luke's Church, 
Chelsea, and a member of the N. E. Historic-Genealogical Society, de- 
livered, on Wednesday evening, March 14th, a lecture before this associ- 
ation on the above subject, which was favorably noticed in the papers of 
the day. We copy the following from the Massachusetts Ploughman of 
the 17th March: — "The lecture of Rev. Mr. Bartlet on Heraldry, on 
Wednesday evening, was entirely successful. Considering the weather, 
the audience was large, and for intelligence it has seldom been equalled. 
* * * The subject was treated in a popular style, and was received 
with marked favor. The lecturer proved that Heraldry is important in 
its relations to and as a part of history, and particularly as assisting one 
in tracing out his pedigree. lie answered the objections that heraldry is 
frivolous and anti-republican, by showing its real importance as a science, 
and by indicating the heraldic character of our national and state coats 
of arms. It was altogether an instructive and entertaining discourse." 

Strictly speaking, this is the first lecture delivered under the auspices 
of the Historic-Genealogical Society. Rev. William Jenks, D. D , in 
1852, delivered before it a public address, and William Whiting, Esq., 
in 1853, on assuming the office of President, delivered an address to its 
members. Both of these were afterwards published in the Register, and 
also in a separate form. Rev. Mr. Bartlet's lecture was illustrated by dia- 
grams, and is well calculated for a lyceum lecture. Those who are inter- 
ested in such subjects, and reside in other places, would do well to see 
that Mr. B. has a chance the next season to deliver his lecture in their 


Massachusetts Arms. — Sapphire, an Indian dressed in his shirt and 
mogginsins, belted proper; in his right hand a bow, Topaz; in his left 
an arrow, its point towards the base of the 2d : on the dexter side of the 
Indian's head a star, Pearl, for one of the United States of America: 
Crest, on a wreath a dexter arm, cloathed and ruffled proper, grasping a 
broad sword, the pummel and Hilt Topaz, with this motto, Ense petit 
plucidam sub Lib. , lute Quittem. — Mass. Spy, 2 Dec. 1784. 

1855.] Notices of Publications. 2S9 


Historical Sketch of Col. Benjamin Bellows, founder of Walpole : An 
Address on occasion of the gathering of his Descendants to the conse~ 
cration of his Monument at Walpole, N. H., Oct. 11, 1851. By 
Henry \V. Bellows. With an Appendix, containing an account of 
the Family Meeting. New York, 1S55. 8vo pp. 125. 

Although there is nothing in the title page of this work indicating that it contains 
a pedigree of the family, yet such is the fact. There is a neatly printed tabular ped- 
igree in the end of the work, from which it appears that a Jultn Bellows, a boy 
twelve years of age, came os r er in 1635, in the Hopewell of London. This John was, 
by Mary Wood, the father of Benjamin, 12 and nine other children, who, by Dorcas 
Willard, was the father of Benjamin, 3 the distinguished founder of Walpole. He had 
three sisters, but no brothers. 

Trie " Historical Sketch" of Col. Bellows is ably drawn up, and will afford valua- 
ble assistance to all inquirers into a history of the family. A fine engraving, repre- 
senting the monument erected to the memory of Col. Bellows, accompanies the work, 
also the family arms, elegantly printed in colors. With the latter, perhaps, an exact 
herald might point out a slight inaccuracy or two. 

Scnnons. By the late Rev. David Merrill, Peacham, Vt., with a Sketch 
of his Life. Windsor, Vt : 1855. 8vo. pp. 288. 

The fame of the Rev. David Merrill was not confined to the immediate vicinity of 
his more important labors, but it extended into other States. His style and manner 
of preaching were remarkable, which to understand, the reader must peruse the work, 
as any description within our limits would be of little service or value. There is pre- 
fixed to this volume, an excellent Biography of the Author, by Thomas Scott I'ear- 
son, A. M., in which there is a pedigree of Mr. Merrill's family, showing his proba- 
ble descent from Nathaniel Merrill of Ipswich, 1638. Mr. Merrill was the second 
Pastor of the Congregational Church in Peacham, Vt., died 22 July, 1850, at the age 
of 5 1 . 

A Discourse delivered before the Rhode Inland Historical Society, Feb. 
6, 1855, on the Life and Times of John Howland, Late President of 
the Society. By Edward B. Hall, D. D. Providence : 1855. 8vo. 
pp. 36. 

This Discourse is, from beginning to end, one of the very best. The Author has 
paid a most admirable tribute to a most worthy and unpretending man, and we hes- 
itate not to say, that it would be doing the youth of our country excellent service, to 
print it in a small volume for general circulation among them. Though a quiet and 
unpretending man, Mr. Howland's life was an eventful one. He was one of 
those who fought at the side of Washington in the Battles of Trenton and Princeton, 
and who, after being discharged in the depth of winter, marched on foot from New 
Jersey to Rhode Island. .At the time of Mr. Howland's death, we gave an account 
of it, which cnay be seen in the present volume, p. 101. 

History of Western Massachusetts. The Counties of Hampden, Hamp- 
shire, Franklin and Berkshire. Embracing an Outline or General 
History of the Section, an Account of its Scientific Aspects and leading 
Interests, and separate Histories of its One Hundred Toions. By Jo- 
siah Gilbert Holland. In two volumes and three parts. Spring- 
field : Samuel Bowles & Co., 1855. 2 vols. 8vo. pp. 520+619= 11 39. 

By the above transcript of the title page of Mr. Holland's volumes a clear idea of 
their contents is obtained. The vast labor of collecting and arranging such a mass 
of matter, can be understood and appreciated only by those who have engaged in such 
service. Mr. Hi Hand is a young man, and the enterprising Editor of the Springfield 


200 Notices of Publications. [July, 

Republican, in which paper this work was issued from time to time in successive 
numbers, for the last two or three years. To all persons interested in the growth and 
prosperity of the interior of the State, these volumes cannot fail to be an object of the 
greatest attraction. 

The work is comprised in two volumes ; not in "two volumes and three parts," 
as ihe title expresses, but in " two volumes" divided into three pans, or including 
three pans. 

The History of Dublin, N. H, Containing the Address by Charles Ma- 
son, and the Proceedings of the Centennial Celebration, June 17, 1852 ; 
with a Register of Families. Boston : 1855. 8vo. pp. 433. 

^ This is the most elaborate Local History, we believe, which has appeared in New 
England since the publication of the History of New Ipswich, by Kidder &c Gould ; 
and judging from the limited attention we have been able to give to its perusal, we 
feel strongly impressed with the belief that the labor has been accomplished with 
ability, skill and sound judgment. Through a little excess of modesty, the Author 
has kept his name out of the title page, but we will pardon him for that if he will 
pardon us for stating our belief that he ought to have put it in. Upon the back of 
the title page the Reader will discover, in connection with the "Entered according 
lo Act of Congress," the name of "Levi W. Leonard," who is the Author. 

The History of Dublin is a finished work, as far as a Local History can be finished ; 
and though the remark of a Countryman about Boston may as well apply to Dublin, 
namely, that *' it will be quite a nice place when they get it done," that remark is not 
applicable to its history. 

The work before us is not only beautifully printed, (which would be enough to say 
it was "printed by John Wilson and Son," of Boston,) but it is on superb paper, and 
every way worthy of the Subject and the Author. It lias, profusely scattered through- 
out its pages, portraits of the distinguished sons of Dublin. Before the title are a 
map of the town and a portrait of Dr. Amos Twitchell ; before the Address, one of 
Charles Mason, Esq.; in its appropriate place, one of Jona. K. Smith, Esq., the 
President of the Day ; one of Dr. Ebenezer Morse of Walpole ; one of Samuel Ap- 
pleton, Esq.; one of Dr. Daniel Elliot of Marlborough; one of Rev. Edward 
Sprague ; one (in a style of surpassing excellence) of the Author, Rev. Levi W. 
Leonard, D. D.; one of Solomon Piper, (of superior workmanship;) one of Ruliis 
Piper; of Isaac and Aaron Appleton ; John Bixby, John Crombie, Asa H. Fisk, 
Wm. Greenwood, 2d, Ebenezer Greenwood, James Hayward, Moses Marshall, 
Cyrus Piper, John Piper, E. Whittemore, Esqrs., and perhaps others. There are 
also views of public buildings; and, what is highly valuable in such a work, there 
is a good index to it. 

Eastford ; or, Household Sketches. By Wesley Brooke. Boston : 
Crocker & Brewster, 1855. 12mo. pp. 328. 

The work of which the title is given above appears to have issued from the press 
without creating any very considerable sensation, while hundreds of other works, 
with not a hundredth part of the merit which this possesses, have sold, edition upon 
edition. This, though easy to be accounted for, it is not necessary to speak of here. 
To the lovers of excellent moral illustrations, excellent maxims, and the portraiture 
of progressive New England life, clothed in a beautiful style, this work lias attrac- 
tions, equal, at least, to any within our reading, and could be profitably read by all 
persons, old or young. We think an illustrated edition of it would, as the saying is, 

An Address before the Amoskeag Veterans, of Manchester, N. H. By C. 
E. Potter, February 22, 1855. With the Proceedings of the Associa- 
tion on that occasion, and the Constitution and By-laws of the same. 
Manchester, N. H.: 1855. 8vo. pp. 62. 

The Author of this Address, the Hon. Judge Potter, has a remarkable and happy 
faculty for such compositions. In this before us, (being upon the birth day of Wash- 
ington,) there are some thrilling glances at what was accomplished in the days of 
the Revolution. The predecessors of the present " Amoskeag Veterans made their 
mark at Bunker's Hill in '75." Under Capt. More, they occupied the extreme left, upon 
the beach near the Mv. tic. After the retreat, "ninety-six of the King's soldiers were 

1S55.] Notices of Publications. 291 

found sleeping the sleep of death" upon the front of their left flank. Forty-five 
Amoskeag men performed that part of the day's work at Bunker's Hill. 

The Life of Sir William Pepperrell, Bart., the only native of New Eng- 
land who was created a Baronet during our connection with the Mother 
Country. By Usher Parsons. 12mo. pp. 252. 

It is rather singular that during so many years which have elapsed since the days 
of Sir William Pepperrell, that no separate biography of that distinguished man has 
appeared. It is an old saying that "there is nothing lost by wailing;" but in this 
case we should incline to qualify that saying with adding, "though we often run 
great hazards." There are always exceptions to general rules, and in this case, what 
"has been lost by delay (in the destruction of documents) is made up, and more than 
made up, by the fortunate choice of a biographer. Dr Usher Parsons, a gentleman 
every way qualified to do justice to a biography of Sir William Pepperrell, undertook 
his task purely to do justice to it, and well has he performed it. The reader is here 
presented with the result of many years of the most careful and patient research, and 
here he has one of the most reliable biographies of one of the most prominent men 
of the time, auywhere to be met with. 

We will not do Dr. Parsons the injustice to attempt anything like a synopsis of his 
work, as it would require far more space than can be allowed in this journal. 

The family of Pepperrell was Welch. William Pepperrell, father of Sir William, 
was a native of the parish of Ravistock in that country, and came to New England 
in the humble capacity of an apprentice to a fisherman. After the expiration of his 
apprenticeship, (about 1669,) he settled at the Isle of Shoals, but subsequently (about 
1673,) removed to Kittery Point, in Maine, where he died in 173-1, aged S7. His 
wife was Margery, daughter of Mr. John Bray, a shipwright of the last named place, 
who was the mother of the hero of Louisburg. He was born at Kittery, 27 June, 
1696, was the sixth of ejght children, and died July 2d, 1759, aged 63. Sir William 
had but one brother, who left no male posterity, and this was the case with himself. 
Thus it was also with his wife's father, Grove Hirst, Esq., of Boston. 

The Ecclesiastical History of New England ; comprising not only Reli- 
gious, but also Moral and other relations. By Joseph B. Felt, Vol. 
I. Boston : 1855. 8vo. pp. GG1. 

There is probably not a more laborious student in New England history than the 
Author of the work whose title is given above. It has been our happiness to know 
him as such a quarter of a century, and to be knowing to the appreciation of his la- 
bors among an extensive historical acquaintance. 

The title of Mr. Felt's work sufficiently indicates its contents, and his own name is 
all the guaranty the public will require that it has been faithfully performed. This 
volume extends from the time of \VicklitIe to the year 1617. Of course the glance 
at the rise of those principles which caused the settlement of New England is neces- 
sarily brief, while from the setting out of the Pilgrims in 1620, it is circumstantial; 
and being in chronological order, is very convenient for reference. The volume is 
accompanied with an excellent index, and it is to be hoped that the Author will be en- 
couraged to give a second volume to the public at an early day. 

The History of Massachusetts. The Colonial Period. By John Stetson- 
Barry. Boston : Phillips, Sampson &. Co., 1855. 8vo. pp. 519. 

Much has been written upon the history of Massachusetts, and materials have been 
collected for much more. What is now wanted is for some competent person to di- 
gest this historical matter and give us its essence; so that in a moderate compass, 
we may possess a reliable history of our Slate. Mr. Barry has undertaken this task 
in the work of which the first volume is before us; and, if he continues it in the 
style in which he has begun, the reading public will be greatly indebted to him. Con- 
sidering the short time that he has been engaged upon the work — if we recollect 
aright, not much over a year — it is highly creditable to his industry. True, some 
opinions here advanced will not be endorsed by our best historical scholars — there 
are some, no doubt, that Mr. Barry, himself, will be led to modify upon a more thor- 
ough investigation ;— but, in general, he has given a very fair and impartial history 
of affairs. 

We think that Mr. Barry has not been careful enough— especially in the first part 
of his volum.— in giving the proper credit to some of the moderu works to which he 

292 ' Notices of Publications. [July* 

has been indebted. We notice one instance in which, though the very words of a 
writer are copied, his name is not mentioned in the citation of authorities. We wish 
that our author had treated more fully the industrial and social history of the peo- 
ple and period upon which he has written. In our day, people are beginning to 
feel a deep interest in matters that formerly were not much attended to. If we mis- 
take not, the introduction of Printing is not mentioned in this volume, and con- 
cerning the origin and growth of the common school system very little is said. 

Yet, notwithstanding these and some other defects, the book — as we have before 
said — has merits, and our readers will find it an useful aid in their studies. The 
arrangement of the work strikes us as remarkably good. This is a matter that has 
been too often neglected, and we are glad that Mr. Barry has given due attention to 
it. The publishers also have done their part well and produced quite an elegant book. 
It is well printed on good paper and handsomely bound, We hope that both author* 
and publishers will be well remunerated for their labors. 

Boston Directory, for the year 1855, embracing the City Record, a Gen- 
eral Directory of the Citizens and a Business Directory. Boston : 
Published by George Adams, 91 Washington street, July 1, 1855. Svo. 
pp. 412, and 63 of Advertisements. 

The title page of Mr. Adams's Boston Directory is not a full table of Contents to the 
work. The Publisher informs us in his Preface, that this is the 51st issue of a Bos- 
ton Directory, or, as he terms it, the 51st edition ; that in 1846, was the first issued in 
its present (8vo.) form, containing then 25, '188 names ; and that it now contains 41,- 
665 names; increasing on an average 1,800 each year. 

Should any one find a mistake in Mr. Adams's work Mr. A. will undoubtedly be 
obliged if the tinder will communicate it to him ; that some mistakes will he found is 
very probable, for the great number of additions and changes (amounting to 31,563,) 
makes entire accuracy very difficult, and indeed almost impossible. The work is now 
reduced to an admirable system in the hands of the enterprising Publisher, and it is 
hoped he will continue it with as much advantage to himself, as it is to the citizens. 

Mather's Magnalia. — About two years ago we had occasion to notice a new edi- 
tion of the celebrated Magnalia of Dr. Cotton Mather; and we are pleased to see 
another, (which is the fourth) thus early. Agreeably to the suggestions of a friend, 
the Publishers have had important corrections made in the work. It was not known 
to them, when they issued the third edition, that an extensive errata had been made 
by Dr. Mather himself; therefore, having been put in possession of the fact, they at 
once, and at great cost, proceeded to cause the necessary corrections to be made in 
the stereotype plates of the work. They have also conferred a lasting obligation 
upon the students of New England history, by adding an Index. Accompanying 
this edition, are also a Memoir of the author and a Pedigree of the family. 

In justice to our^elf, (who had some hand in this edition) we would observe that 
the publishers have, perhaps, unwittingly made us stand in a wrong position in some 
copies of the work. This wrong position arises from the circumstance, that the new 
title-page, index and memoir have been bound up with some copies of the third edi- 
tion, which bears date 1853, and in which the corrections above referred to have not 
been made. 

Gentlemen who have been admitted to membership in the Society since March 16. 
Resident — Alexander Blaikie, Uriel Crocker, Franklin Haven, George Lunt, Wm. 
J. Reynolds, Tolman Willey, Boston; "William S. Morton, Quincy ; Laban M. Whea- 
ton, Norton; John A. Boutelle, Wobitrn. Corresponding — Joseph A. Bulkley, 
Evert A. Duyckinck, George L. Duyckinck, Freeman Hunt, George H. Moore, Sam- 
uel I. Prime, David T.Valentine, New York, N.Y.; William Duane, Samuel Hazard, 
John Jordan, Jr., Joseph Leeds, William B. Reed, Job R. Tyson, Townsend Ward, 
Philadelphia, Pa.; Brantz Mayer, John Spear Smith, Baltimore, Mil.; George W. 
Bethune, Henry C. Murphy, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Nathaniel G. Upham, Concord, N. II.; 
. Horace Day, Cincinnati, 0.; R. M. Chipman, Guilford, Ct.; Stephen W. Williams, 
Laona,lll.; Chandler E.Potter, Manchester, N.H.; Jo.^huaV. H.Clark, Manlivs, N.Y.; 
Noah A. Phelps, Middletorvn, Ci.; William R. Smith, Mineral Point, Wis.; Samuel 
H.Congar.W. A. Whitehead, Newark, N. J.; George F. Clark, Norton j John M. Peck, 
Rock Spring, 111.; Ansel Phelps, Jr., Springfield; Samuel Whitcomb, Springfield, Vt.; 
Samuel B. Harmon, Toronto, Can.; R. Mayo, Washington, D. C; Samuel F. Haven, 
Worcester. Honorary— Peleg Sprague, John C. Warren, Boston; William Allen, 
Northampton ; Benjamin Silliman, Sen., New Haven, Ct. 


Marriages and Deaths. 




Wellington, Mr. Aaron H., of New 
York, at W. Cambridge, 22 Nov. 1851, 
to Miss Margaret D., dau. of Mr. John 
Schouler. Mr. W. is the son of Mr. 
Seth W., of Waltham. 

Wellington, Mr. Sullivan, of Lexington, 
1 March, to Miss Antoinette Holton, of 


Adams, Chester, Esq., Charlestown, 29 
May, ae. about 75; long Unown in con- 
nection with the banking institutions of 
Boston. He was, at the time of his de- 
cease, President of the Union Bank. 
Adams, Mr. Samuel, Boston, 21 March, 
ae. 90 Mr. Adams was a wire-worker 
by trade, and born at the North End. 
as we have heard from himself. His 
father (Benjamin) was of the Newbury 
family of Adams, and his mother was 
Abigail, dau. of Capt. Caleb Kendrick, 
of \Ve<t Newton. For a great many 
years he was conspicuous at town meet- 
ings, and being somewhat ultra in his 
views, often met with taunts and jeers 
from his younger opponents. At the 
lime of the Revolution he was old enough 
to perform services in that cause, which 
he did, on the patriot side. About five 
years ago he applied to the General 
Court for remuneration for some losses 
which he sustained in the service. There 
were those in that body disposed to 
slight his application, but the Hon. J. T. 
Buckingham effectually brought a ma- 
jority to sustain it, and a small appro- 
priation (probably more than was asked 
for) was granted for the relief of the 
truly deservingoldcitizen. In sustaining 
the 'application. Mr. Buckingham paid 
a well merited tribute to the honest old 
gentleman, whose peculiarities in mat- 
ters of religion and politics, though ad- 
mitted, were not allowed to debar him 
from his just rights. He had in his pos- 
session, to the day of his death, a flag 
which was used on the liberty pole near 
Essex Street, at the beginning of the 
Revolution, which he used to cause to 
be displayed on various public occa- 
Battell, Joseph, Esq., Norfolk, Ct., 30 
Nov., 1811. ae. 67; husband of Mrs. 
Sarah B., whose death was recorded in 
the last No., p. 194. He was son of 
William B., Esq., of Torrington, Ct., 
with whom he began business in 1802, 
in Norfolk, as a merchant. In this pur- 

suit he continued with honor and dig- 
nity, and set a noble example of dili- 
gence and integrity to all who knew 

Mr. Battell was born in Milford, Ct., 
July 21, 1774. He was the second of 
twelve children, of whom five sons and 
five daughters lived to adult life,— con- 
stituting a cheerful family in youth at 
Torrington, — of whom four survive, in- 
cluding the youngest son, Hon. Charles 
J. Eattell, of Evansville, la. His 
mother was Sarah Buckingham, of Mil- 
ford, who died in Torrington about 
1500. His father, William Battell, sen., 
was born in Dedham, Mass., in the part 
now Dover, Aug. 12, 1748, and was of 
the fourth generation in descent from 
Thomas Battelle, who became a towns- 
man of Dedham in 1(548;— his father 
being John, born 1718; his mother, 
Mehitabel Sherman, of Woburn ; his 
grandfather, John, born 16S9, whose 
wife was Abigail Draper; his great- 
grandfather, John, born 1652, whose 
wife was Hannah Holbrook. This was 
the oldest son of Thomas Battelle, of 
Dedham, who married Mary Fisher in 
1648. He may have been from an En- 
glish family of the name in Essex, 
England. The name, in an earlier 
form, is to be found in France. 

Correction. — It was stated in the last 
Gen. Reg., p. 194, that Nathaniel, 1st. 
and 2d., and Philemon, were of Dux- 
bury. This is erroneous. Nathaniel 
1st. is on the record at Cambridge in 

1769, where he married Mary - — ■ , 

and after in connection with the births 
of his children ; the birth of Philemon 
occurred at Charlestown, 1709, and 
others of the children of Nathaniel, 2d., 
before and after. 
Bishop, Dr. R. H., College Hill, 0., ae. 79 ; 
for a long period he was President of 
Miami University, and of late a Profes- 
sor in Farmer's College. 
Bliss, Mrs. Sarah, Rehoboth, 20 March, 

ae. 102 yrs. and 5 mos. 
Blunt, N. Bowditch, Esq., of New York, 
at Lebanon Springs, 17 July, 1S54, ae. 
about 54 ; his father was the originator 
of the well known "Coast Pilot," who 
is siill living at Sing Sing. 
Ciiickering, Jesse, M. D., West Roxbury, 
29 May, ae. about 58 : very eminent 
for his knowledge in peculiar statistics, 
and has published several works, re- 
markable for their accuracy and depth 
of research. He contemplated in past 
years the compilation of a " Genealogy 
of Towns;"— showing how one town 


Marriages and Deaths. 


had been formed out of another in Mas- 
sachusetts; but whether he had done 
anything more than to talk of his plan. 
is_^ not known to us. He grad. H. C. 
1318. Those who enjoyed his acquain- 
tance cannot but lament his loss as that 
of a brother. We had long known him, 
and admired his traits of character ; un- 
assuming in all his ways, gentlemanly, 
and sincere in his friendships. 
Child, Abigail, at Weston, April 16, at 45 
m. prior to 1 A. M., ae. 77 yrs., 1 mo, 
20 days. Daughter of Jonathan and 
Elizabeth (Mason) Child. Descendant 
of Joseph and Sarah (Platts) Child, of 
"Watertown, 1051. i. F . j. 

Clark, Dea. John, N. Ipswich, N. H, in 
his 71st year; of which town he had 
been a resident 40 years. He was a 
great promoter of sacred music, and a 
man of blameless life. 
Clark, Hiram, M.D., Lawrence, Kansas, 
after an illness of 17 hours only, 29 May, 
ae. 38 yrs. 24 days; late of Jacksonj 
Butts county, Ga. Preceptor in an acad- 
emy in 1312-52. He was son of Capt. 
Robert Clark, of Ackworth, N. H. Capt. 
C. was a descendant of an early settler 
of Londonderry, N. H. He m 1st 
Mary Clark; 2d, Sally, dau. of Win! 
and Mary (Gibson) Wyman, 4 July, 
1816, of Walpole, N. H. ; d. 4 April, 
1812, ae. 68 yrs. 6 mos. 14 days. See 
Hist. Londonderry. 
Coffin, Mrs. Elizabeth, at her son-in- 
law's, (Rev. Mr. Hall), Dorchester, 28 
April; widow of Dr. J. G. Coffin, of 
Cushman, Hon. Polycarpus L, Bernards- 
ton, 16 May, in his 77th year; father 
of the Hon. Henry W. Cusiiman, late 
Lieut. Goyernor of the Commonwealth. 
He was a native of B, and a descend- 
ant of a prominent and well known 
" Pilgrim Father;" and largely and de- 
servedly enjoyed the respect and confi- 
dence of his fellow citizens; represented 
his native town in both branches of our 
legislature. Agriculture was his favor- 
ite pursuit, all improvements in which 
he was quick to perceive and advocate. 
He was twice married; 1st. to Miss 
Sally Wyles of Colchester, Ct., who d. 
in 1845, ae. 63: 2d. to Mrs. Abigail, 
wid. of Capt. Thaddeus Colman, who 
survives him. 
Dane, Mr. Samuel, Poundridse, N. Y, 8 
March, ae. 101 yrs. 8 mo. 18 days. He 
helped build fort Washington on the 
Hudson, and was 63 years a member of 
the Methodist church. 
Davis, Mrs. Elizabeth, Gloucester, W. 

Parish. 15 April, in her 86th year. 
Deake, Mrs. Mehitable, Mansfield, 26 
March, ae. 69 yrs... 9 mos, 7 days ; wife 
of Jacob Deane Esq., and dau. of the 

late William Reed of Easton She was 
mother of Mr. W. R. Deane, of Brook- 
line and Boston. 
Downing, Mrs. Susannah, Concord, N.H , 
^ 16 April, ae. 91. 

Fiske, Mrs. Sarah. Roxbury, at the resi- 
dence of her son-in-law, Mr. Otis Pierce, 
April 22, ae. SO. This lady was the 
daughter of Mr. Andrew Duncan, a na- 
tive of Glasgow, in Scotland, who in 
company with his countryman, William 
Campbell, established himself in trade 
at Worcester, before the Revolution, 
and married Sarah, daughter of Joseph 
Lynde, Esq, of Charlestown. The loy- 
alty of Mr. Campbell compelled him to 
leave the country and settle in Nova 
Scotia, where for more than twenty 
years he was Mayor of St. John ; s. He 
died in 1823, ae. 82. Mr. Duncan shared 
in the same political feeling, but con- 
tinued to reside at Worcester, under un- 
favorable influences. He was drowned 
in a fishing excursion on Quinsigamond 
Lake, soon after the termination of the 
war. Mrs. Fiske, his only daughter, 
was the wife of the Hon. Oliver Fiske, 
who died in 1837. s . j. 

Flint, Rev. James, D. D, Salem, 5 May, 
in his 74th yr.j Senior Pastor of East 
Church (Unitarian). He was born in 
Redding, 10 Dec, 1781, H. C. 1&02 ; 
succeeded Dr. Bentley in East Church, 
Sept. 1821. 
Foxcroft, Mrs. Abigail, N. Gloucester, 
Me, 23 March, ae. 82 ; relict of the late 
Joseph E. Foxcroft, Esq, formerly of 
Francis, Maj. William, South Hampton, 

N. H, ae. 92, formerly of Amesbury. 
Fkothinguam, James, at Newburyport, 
April 6th. Born Feb. 4, 1762. Son of 
Thomas and Sarah (Pecker) F, New- 
buryport; of Joseph and Sarah (Frost) 
F, Newbury; of Thomas and Mary 
(Stimpson) F, Charlestown ; of Na- 
thaniel and Mary (Hett) F, Charles- 
town ; of William and Ann Frolhing- 
ham, Charlestown, 1630. 
Goodwin, Hon. Nathaniel, Hartford, 29 
May, ae. 73. His disease was the stone 
or gravel. In him the community has 
sustained a great loss. The kind and 
gentlemanly deportment which he al- 
ways manifested had gained him nume- 
rous friends. He has for many years 
devoted much of his time to literary 
pursuits. In 1849 he published his very 
elaborate and accurate work on the 
Genealogy of the Foote Family, which 
is not only a splendid memorial to that 
name, but an imperishable monument 
to his industry and literary attainments. 
Mr. Goodwin was formerly Judge of 
Probate, but had been for some time 
retired from public hie. He entered 


Marriages and Deaths. 


warmly into the objects of the New Eng. 
Hist. Gen. Society; and recently was 
elected one of its 'Vice Presidents. He 
was never married. 

Greenwood, Mrs. Sarah Langdon, Boston, 
5 June, ae. 80 ; widow of the late W. P. 
Greenwood, whose death has been no- 
ticed in the Register, vol. v. p. 372. 

Jones, Mr. Isaac, Monson, 4 March, ae. 
100 yrs., wanting 4 days. 

Kettell, Sarah, at Newburyport, Feb. 19, 
ae. 8'J. Maiden name Grecnoug/t. Mar- 
ried first to John Bradish; second, (2d 
wife), to James Kettell, March 8, 1807, 
who deceased July, 1829. 

Kettell, Ann, at Charlestown, May 1, 
ae. 72 yrs., 3 months, widow of James 
Kettell, who deceased Jan. 10,* (not 
11th) 1S55. Dau. of John Hills, of 
Maiden, who grad. at H. C., 1772; 
married July 7, 1774, Elizabeth, dau. 
of James and Sarah Kettell ; was a 
schoolmaster at Newburyport, and died 
Jan., 1787. Descendant of Joseph Hills, 
Charlestown, 1639, &c. (See Re~., 
viii. 309.) 

Lewis. Mr. Chauncey, Southington, Ct., 
23 April, ae. 95 ; a soldier of the Revo- 
lution ; for a short period he was a 
member of Washington's Life Guard. 
He was a sufferer at Valley Forge, 
witnessed the execution of Andre, and 
saw the British lay clown their arms at 

Lewis, Mrs. Mary, Lynn, 20 March, ae. 
83 yrs. and 3 dys.; an amiable and 
discreet lady, widow of Zachariah Lew- 
is, and mother of Alonzo Lewis, Esq., 
the pott and historian. Her maiden 
name was Hudson. 

Locke, Hon. John, at the residence of his 
son, J. G. Locke, Esq., No. 1 Bedford 
Place, 29 March, ae. 91; formerly of 
Ashby, and recently of Lowell. Mr. L. 
was a gentleman well worthy of the 
high regard in which he has ever been 
held; of amiable disposition and concil- 
iating manners, he passed through life 
without an enemy, and has gone to his 
rest with that peace of mind so ardently 
hoped for by all men. 

Makepeace, William, Esq., Oxford, 23 
March, ae. 92 ; a revolutionary soldier. 

Mudge, Hon. Ezra, Boston, 25 May, ae. 
75 ; formerly of Lynn. 

Olmsted, Mr. John, Enfield, Ct., 21 May, 
ae. 90. He had been a subscriber to 
the Hartford Courant nearly 70 years. 

Plimpton, Moses, Boston, 19 Sept., 185-1, 
ne. 00 yrs. 11 mos. 2 days. He died 
of apoplexy. Mr. P. was a native of 
Southbridge, Mass., the son of Gershom 

and Keziah Plimpton, and was interred 
at Southbridge. He was a member of 
the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society. 

Richards, Reuben, Esq., Boston, 1 May, 
ae. 08; a wealthy merchant. Mr. R. 
was a native of Dedham, to which town 
he has been a great benefactor; be- 
queathing $10,000 for the benefit of a 
High School; §10,000 to the Episcopal 
Church. ' 

Ritchie, Mrs. Clarissa, at the residence of 
Rev. D. Kimball, Need ham, 30 April, 
ae. 68; relict of Rev. William Ritchie 
of Needham, and mother of the present 
Mayor of Roxbury. 

Rondtfialer, Rev. Edwd., Nazareth, Pa., 
5 March, ae. 37; a Professor in the 
Theological Seminary of the Moravian 
Church. He was intimately acquainted 
with the classical and a number of for- 
eign languages.— Norton's Lit. Gazette, 
2 April, 1855. Was he the author of a 
" Life of John Heckewelder," which was 
published in 1817? 

Snow, Mr. Isaac, Orleans, 12 March, ae. 
97 yrs. 5 mos. and 4 days; one of the 
last revolutionary soldiers in the county 
of Barnstable. He was under Wash- 
ington at the siege of Boston ; and was 
captured at sea and carried to Gibraltar. 
Escaping thence, was taken again in a 
letter of marque, and was confined 22 
months in Mill Prison. 

Thacher, Mr. Edward M., Brooklyn, Ct., 
10 June, ae. 23; son of ihe late Rev. 
Washington Thacher, of Utica. 

Trouant, Church C, E. Marshfield, 20 
March, ae. 83 yrs. G mos. 

Walsh, Miss Dolly, Newburyport, 26 
March, ae. 67 ; sister of the late Mi- 
chael W., the author of the popular 
Mercantile Arithmetic. 

Wellington, Mr. Georg