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Full text of "The New England historical and genealogical register"

REYNOLDS HISTORICAL 
GENEALOGY COLLECTION 



m'iiimiSW.T.y.fyBLIC LIBRARY 



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GENEALOGY 
974 
N42NA 
1877 



T H E' 
V' 



NEW -ENGLAND 

ibtoriciil mi^ iniealo^ical $tis\^. 

PTOLISHSD QX:Af.T£i;LT, U.Sri-T. TKS DCKECTIO-V OJ TilE 

POIl THE YEAR 1S77. 



VOLUME XXXI 



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B0ST ON: 
PUBLISHED AT THE SOdETY'S HOUSE, 18 SOirERSET STRESr, 

PaisTEi; EX Da7D Ci^-?? d: Sow. 

187 7. 



\J-T-.J. •■- . ■ .•^. r-« I — 



18 7 7. " '■' 

JOHN WARD DEAN, JEREMIAH COLBimN, 

ALBERT H. HOYT, WILLIA>I B. TilASK, 

- ; , HENRY F. WATERS. 



EBitar, 
JOHJI WARD DE.iN. 






UOM-MITTEE OX PUBLICATION. 

JoHX Wahd Dean-, Ji.remiah C"T,ftruv, 

Albert H. Hoyt, M^illiam B. Tuask. 



CONTENTS -JANUARY, 1877. 

%* IL'iisl.-alions : Foitrait Oi' Hox. MILL ART) FILLMORK (to face jJ'iQs ''*) ; Autccraph of the 
Star Spanclf.d Ban.veh, jiaije 23. 

I. Sketck OF THK LiFF. OF THE IIox. MiLT.AKD FiLi.MOUE. BvtLclii.v. Gcnrge 

\V. h'osmcr, D.D ' . . . . 9 

II. Prouai.le Parentage of the Kev. Hugh and Mlssks. John and ^IATT^T.■^v 

Adams 17 

in. A Yankee pKiVATi:Ei;sM\N ix Piasov. 1777-0. Di.ir}- of I'iiiiotbv Connor. ( Cor-.- 

tiiiued.) Com. hv Wdiiam H.CutUr ........ \'i 

IV. Notes ox Amef.ican Hi'^toky. No. XIIL T1..,' Vi.-;,'iii:.. Loltcrx's. No. XIV. 

VivJ-iniA Slavelioldtrs, Fo'ininry, ICi'/). r,y tiic il'-v. Erbcard D. AVc'.V, A.B. . 21 

V. Hoi.Lis, N. H., IN THE Va;; OF THE RavoLrriox. (Couti-nud.) By :!hj lion. 

Samuel T. M'orcestcr , 23 

VI. The Star 6iA\DX.r.;) Bann';)i. Antopnvi^h Cop-"o.s, Additioiuil Ver.S'.?^ &c. By 

■ Rear-Adniir.il George H'tiry Pn-h/e, U..S.N. 20 

TIL Record or the Boston Committee of Coi!iiE:svoNDr.NCE, Ix.si'ection .a.nd 
Safety, !77r<. (Co»thi''.ed. ) Fi'inr-tl bv pcMiii.-.-rion ut' Srrmwi F. .''J'-Ckaru, 

City Cl'.ik ..."..." 31 

VIII. Services oi Nrv,- Hamp-;iii'.e Duuixa.rHE Hkhoic .\ge of the Re-'Vblic. Bv 

£'ias U'lsket Derby ". 3i 

rv . >rry.->- ,VM . -^n:irr T'Tr Prv. V7\-.'\\'y\. Co-'-T ET.'-: Tvi"RI.EV\fO Al.M.'NACS, 

172S-0',!. ((..onciuded.) Com. by Joh/i L.'rrjnon Sib/ry, A.^I . . . . -l.> 

X. Seals FI107'. TUE Jeffeie.^ ^[.v.x'- SCRIPTS. Coin. i'V jhc Cotrnd't':'} on IL.-ral'hy Otl 
XI. Uoc':?:ext. fj.om tub (-ee.- ish 2>lANCSCKtPT?. (Conch'di-d.j Co:):, by Mrs. 

licibdla Jamts .....".. 67 

XII. Marriages IX PEyR'.'.OKE, Mvss., solemnized et the FlEV. Tuo?i.af .^'mith. 

Com. l.y ;/. B. £d;-^ 6.S 

XIII. The St.ave Trade IX MASSACtvsEiTS. Co:n hy r>cd:'rU' ?Ii/Jd.'- ... 7-3 

XIV. Records OF Ht-ll, .Mass. (Contuiued.) Com, "in- Willard S. A'len - . 76 

XV. KcCOKE-BoOK OF TTIE FlIiST CHI Roli \J C II.AR ET- STOWN, M.V.SS. ( C--^ii:i ili'.ed ) 

Com. by James F. llunneicdl . '. 7S 

XVI. Thomas Hale, the Gj.ovek. of NKAVRrRA', ^[ass.. !63o and ITis Desce.su iN is. 

By the Hon. B.obert S. Hnh\ LI; D SS 

XVII. Letter tip THE Seckf.^' CoMMfTEE <iF Cjnijre.ss to Sie^s Ue.axe in Fbai-.'ce, 

1776. Com. by John S. H. Fogj. M.D 00 

XVIiI. Pe.-cen^axts ofJohn .-Vloee. of'Bostox. Com T'y Arthm- .If. A!-;u>-, LL.F. . U^i 

XIX. AESCKACTS OF THE tAKLTEST ^VlI.LS JN SUFFOI.K C'-'UnTV, MaSS. Ci-m. bv ifi.'- 

Uam B. Trask ' . , '.fC 

XX. Lest OF IxNKoLDEES, &;c. IN Boston, 171L Com. '. y J't.-c?.';'"a7! C-j/id-rH, A.M. , lOS 

XXr. N;>rE> aXj;. QrrRiES .... ID-IS 

XXIf. SoCIETfFS AXn THEIR FroCFEE'INO-^ : 

Nov.- Fn'j-lAsi'l Hi-t'irif, Goripalo^uic:!! S^.-vieh-, Ff!>. 2, Mnr^'h 1, Apri^ o, May 3, 
June 7, Sept. 0. li>76, 119; Rho.le Is.'anl HiitorU-Al Sj.tl'iv, Olt.. 3, Oct. '24, 
Nov. 21, ISrC, 123 ■ . . , . 119-23 

XXI'i. N^THOEOG"*- OF T'TE NfW-FnGLAND HlSTOMC, G EN K.A f.OGIC \E SOCIETY : 

Th.; Ri-v. Fic<ij-ic W. Cii:i;.r;i:u'.. ttiL- Hon. CbiEli's "A". UphuTn, 124; Joseph 
B. Va'-n!!.in, 12-3; tlic RfV. Vv'iiliain B. Spracuf, 12d; Ciiarles Cansubell, 127; 
the Hon. Thotras H. Wynno, 128 ......'... 124-2S 

XXrV. Notices of F^ecent FcuLiCATioxs i29 

XXV. Deaths IcO 



Dosi^uod to gather ';p imd p!a>-x- 'ii a iicnp.anent toriii fho scatiored r.n 1 decaying v-jccrd^ of the 
doniestu;, civil, lit'.ir-H-y, rtjligious aud politicd Hfo -.M' t.he pc-fp'e of tlic Un'U'.l Stuts.i, und p.ii-fic'i- 
hiily o.*" New England, is puiilislied qitarteriy by cbe Ne-.v England Hisf-ric, Giincalo^ical Society, 
Boston, on the lirst day of Jaiiuarv, April, July and October, at .$:{ a year in adi-ancc. AJ Ircsi 
John Ward 0e.v:.', Euitor, IS Som^ri-et Sfreet, Bo^io'i, jlnss. 



[lT* Wanted, VoL xvi. (1802) of tiie XeiC-E^i^'lavd fJlstcfteal and CJeriealcoical fufjiater. Ad- 
dress, stating coudilion and price. Georgs ^^. Elliott., 4b Central Street, Lo'.vcll, Mass. 



COMMITTEE ON PUBLJCATION. 
John "\rAKD Dr.w, Jf.remiak Culuvkv, 

AlEEM H, HoYr, WlLLI.VM li. TllASK, 

HeXRY F. W.VTtKS. 



CONTENTS --APRIL, 1877. 

%* Illustrations: Portrait of ISAAC CifAPMAN' BATES (to fac jiage U\) ; L'Jttcr of 
V.'iLLiAM IliLTus ( lo face paijf: \bG). 

I. Memoir OF [s-VAC Chapman- Bati:j. By Han' iitun Aiid'-eics Hill, A.yi. . . Itl 

II. Notes ox American- Histukv. frt),^^-;'H,.a'.; By the Rev. EJio. I). X^llL X.li. 147 

III. Some Accoint of iht. Liri- and Timks oy tuk Rev. rKT.JK BrLKrLEv. Bj 

Anna Maria Faij .............* \iiZ 

IV. Lkttkr of Mk.s. Sisvy I'.v. dixgxon concernin-g the W\rrL Family. Coin. 

l)y D. P. Corey, Y.i^\ IGO 

T. Nf.w Hampshire Manm-scrii'TS. Com. by Jvha 5. H. Fcig. Ml). . . . l^-l 

YI. Ancestry of the Hon. Sm-HEX A. Dovglas. Com. by C. U.J. Dotojla^. E.-q. IGi-J 

VII. Sir Chap.i.es Wacur ANT) Cait. Jc'KX lii-Li. Y^j Osyood Field, Y.'-\. 

YIII. TloLi.i.5, X. n,. IX Ti'.i: Wau or THE Kevuliiion. (Coi-cluied.) l>\ tie Hon. 
::-amv.el T. ]Vorcist.:r .... ........ 



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id;> 



IX. AL'.>fiiAcrs OF Tun Kakliest V.'ili.s in ^iitim k County, M.vss. Com. iiv 'A';':- 

Ham B. Trask, E-^'i " . . \:;j 

S. Soj:k ofxu,; Descen^.-.kis O;.- William Hilton. By J.u'ia T. H-.is^.un, .V.Vi. . 179 

XI. Churches IN Har^v:n TON .>N J SocTinNGTOv. Ct. By J. C TZ.t' Es j. . . I'O 

XII. Letter of Vv'ashington to Knox. 17^^. J'roi-i a eo;;v prist-utHd Wj Rear-AJia, 

ilcViry ^. r/iti/cAfr, U.S. !•'., to tne N. E. Hi.-t. '.Jen. SJciety . ' . . , 196 

XIII. Genealogy OF thh C'.,">sr" 7amilv. V>y Gijr.jr 3. B''jdi!-:tce. A.'sl. . . 197 

XIV. B.4.KKiSTEi;s AT Law IN MAiSACHtSEn ?. By A.thur M. A'cer, LL.B. . . 2(5 

XV. Abdkess of thf. Hon. Makskall P. ViLtKr. ^if'ioro the X. £. Hl.-'ode, Geuca- 

loj-'ical Society, Jan. 3, IS 7 209 

XVI. Birtk>, Marriages a-ni:> Deaths in Lyme, Cr. Cjoied i)y the i.ite Rot. F. f^. 

Chc^pman, A.M * . ' 211 

XVII. A Yan'kli: PRiYATEER-;>tA>: :n' Prison, :x Exglj^n:.!, 1777-79. Du\ry of TnL0ti;y 

Conaor. (Continiie-l.j Cum. L-y lV,"iao, R. Ci,:i-:r, £.-<}. . ' . . ". •212 

XVIII. l-.ECOf^ I-BOOK OF THE Fi^.iT CHr.RCTC IN CrfVRLES lO^VN, .M^>S. (' C.->litirU(6Cf,. J 

Coi .. by James F. Hu.KieiV'j'J, 'Eit;^. 214 

XIX. XOTE-< AND QrERIES ; 

E:igllHh (..iptive^i in C.ira-i.i, 21S; Woouburv an;: EUot, 2^9 ; A T:-s;i'!e VetciiM 

■ ■;■ oat of a Viper; p;-^a^la^, C.Mnab.iH iin:! Lillibridge; WiD; of V\'il'i;.n' Cutter; 

■w ' Clear jLiTiil. ;inci Pc-.irs^'U. '^JO; Bani<e.-. A;ui.ior.y, f/urstoii, Durkee, He^.ieT ; 

Amher>st ^S':i.:^ir; Fi-k..', Br-nvn, Campiiela, Di.-.icii ;i;i(i Hili ; Ch.in'.pioi}, 2-.U ; 

Cotton M::ither -s Ramo Dieipiiuie; Letter of DinielCheever, 222 ; 'I'lie ^svra<>r:ds 

Family; Rit'dc^, i;: Mie?'. .Ridlons au-J Eidlev^; Daven.poit; Rov. Seth Xo- 

ble, 22;^ ; Figure Hi. .-.a of the Con»titutit»u; Bjotli and .Vlniiin^swortl!, 22 i: 

Well5, Weld; StLvtn?. Xoye5, Ilriev und Broei:Iel>jnl-c; Widtncy; .M.-iir,e 

... Faaiiiit*; ..\inericun> of Royai Do.'^eeiu. 22o:, Mai-.io Staie Ceiebi-ities ; Th'j 



Seotch-In,-ti ; The L'.rjr.iry World ; Virjrini.i History ; PubUeoI;;, z query 
abou: ; 0^i Geor^-rtvv.;: ;ind Wo(-.l',vie:i, Maine : Ilogcr.i=, 220 . . . . 



21S-2tJ 



XX. SoCiETIFS AND THEIF. Pur CEEDINGH : 

Xe^v EEirland ii'-^zvic, Gcueaiogjea: So-'c'y. 227; Rhrde IsUrid Historical So- 
ciety; Xevv L<, Vidoa Cvinry Ilistovicii Soeiety, 22S; Histurieal Society of DeL- 
ware; Vir^iriiu. }l!^'.Jr■..•;li SoLiery, 22;) 227-30 

XXI. Xi-CHOLOGY OF WF X;%-v-En'Jlan"d Historic, 0: EN EALOGicAL S'>ciETT • 

The lion. S;:n;uel H..->over. 2.JU; tiie iion. A[bcn Feurinu'; Cliarics T. Cle-'e- 

iaiul, M.D. ; Joiim;!, Pre^tcn Piitr.iinj. VJso., 231 ; .lohn Weil.-. Parker. E<q. ; .,.-. 

Jajper H. York, >[.D., 2: 2; Avidrew T. Kail Esi'. : the Hon. .^cn.' uni:t F,?pie- 

roy, 23.'>; Daniel F. Chiio.Ei-q.; Abel ball, M.D., 23 i; the f{i.rt. j.inie^ Gre:4:o- 

ry; V,'iUiaia E. Docgetr, Eio., 23-5; -Joisbua P. Gouverio, F.-q., l^.j*;; . , " . 2;)i-:;S 

XXII. X'OTICES OF ri.':CENT Fl BiiCA rXONS ; 

Colicetioi^s o.'" the Ma5.-.:ichu.-;ett.? llibtovioal Soeirty. vul.s. 2 ai-d o. "f 'fth Ser'e.s :. 
Letters and P-.n-nri-.cr.t-? reiatinrr to Sia.veiy, .:".'; r:d(.-(': Pe'ai,','r'';- ; Ccriis.^ 
Fiiciily ; AUe.i Geuealory ; Jones Record, J.J7 , True Blue-La*... s of Uoiir'ecu- 

('C.-ndxdr.d on Ikird jiO'je jf ■.•ycr.j 



(CoXTENTS. From second puffe of cover.) 

tnt nnd Now Tlavcn, 238; Romini-^rciiccs of ;i Innjj Mini^lrv; Fomiilors of 
Mar\i;-nd; Fir-'. ILi!r(.'er tury ol D.iitnioutli Ci'llv^ro, 'i.if*; txfiacr.s from rlic 
Diary of Chri-iojijicr Marshall ; C('n;.'rfe;uioii;il uiid I'roslyyri.'iian Mitr>try and 
Chiirchesof New H:ir.ipshire ; DoddriiUv on the >cttlcnu'nt aiul Iiiduui Wars 
of Western Virginia; ili>torifal Sketch of Snip Biiildiiin- on tiic Meiriinac 
River, -Jii'; Potr. r's Anierlr.-in Momlilv ; Extracts from a Lairja^lilru Diarv, 
241; Mann ii uf tlir Fir--f Church, Dnvir, N.H. ; Brief Ili.-tory oi ilu' Fir^^ Chnroh, 
Newton, ^la^-.; Sketch, i^c, of Fir«t Church. M.irbluhf ad, Mass. ; F-iiilyMnps 
of Ohio an<l the West; Pre-Hisinric Iti'iniiiiis I'ainid on the site of Cincinnati. 
t?42; Proccedin:;s of tlic Annrican Anti'inarian Society; Foiirtli Uennion of 
Society of the Army of the Ciuiiiierland ; Pioneer IIi>t(iry of Milwaukee; New 
Enghmd .\eailemies ; Century ot Educirinn in Providence, li. I.,2i:i; Scnri- 
Centennial of Lowell ; Celebration at Kingston, Mass. ; Bartol's Sennnii on the . 
40th Anniversary of his Scitiernent; Bi-Ccutcnnial < f the Burninff of McdMchl ; 
Addresses at the Dedication of the Tov.-n Hal!, Mcdtield; Historica! Discourse 

r-!-' at Medwav; Haywanl's Ceatennial Addres.s at Gii-nni, N. R. ; Cetitcnnial 

Discour-e "at lAnidonderrv ; Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Prcshy terii^n Chnvch, 
Mailison, 24i; Roger Willianis's ".Xnsuer to Coddiiigton's Letter ; Cont^il.u- 
tions to tiie Historical Society of Montana, 243; Judge Warrtn's History of tlic 
Bunker Hili Montuuent; John Whechvrigbt. 246; Life and Industrial Labors 
of William Wheelwright; Ar.iorican Bibliopo!i.st. 247; Cclclirati ^n at Worccs- 

; ■ ter of the Centennial Annivcr-ary of tlie Declaration of Independence ; Notes, 
Historical and CiiP'tiological, on" Worcester; New York Genci:Iog:cal an<l Bio- 
graphical Kcco'd; Maine Genca.logiit and BiOL-rnpher ; Two Hund:-eil ar.d Fif- 
tittli Celebration at Dovv r, N. H. ; Dover Pulpit during the Ke\o!utionury 
War, 2-la .... 23(3-iO 

XXIII. De.\tks: 

Ha ■:•,.:■:!) S. Baldwin ; Chaile.-Day; Elien B. Foster; Abigail G. Hale ; Guy 

C. Hayiies, 249; Benjamin Hobar't; MehinL'ird; William C. IlciclicI, 'JOO . 2;!}-.Jo 

XXIV. Titles op Recent Flblic.\tion's 2;>l-':',5 



New England Historical and Ge^;ealcgtcal Register. — For snie, ToljCie^s for t!.e fol- 
lowing Vtars ; 

For 1847, vol. i. ; 1S43, vol. ii. ; 1849, vol. iii. : 1850, vol. iv. ; 1S52, vol. vi. ; 1?')6, vol. 
s. ; 1SG5, vol Jis. ; 1SH7, vol. xsi. ; 166S, vol. xxii. ; 1669, voL xxiii. ; 1870, Vol. xxiv. ; 
1671, vol. XXV. ; 1873, vol. xxvii. ; lb75, vol. xxix. 

The above Vulumes are in paper covers suitaiu'e for bindlnc^, and are in good order. Alr-o 
single numl^iers fov im«t of the above years. 

Persons having panial sets of the Kegiister and wisliing to complete them, will find this 
an excellent opportunity. Price, s3 a volum.;. 

• A. F. TOWNE. 

• • ' 60 Devonshire Street, Rjornl, Boston. 



TnE Magaz.nf. of American Historv wite Xotes ani> QiErirES i^ the ti'Je (.>f a it^w 
periodical, devoted to hi.story and its allied Ku'ijects, which was cominenccd^ in New York 
city last January. It is edited iiy John Austin Stevens, Librarian ai' the Xew York lli.s- 
torical Society, and is published monthly at Five Dollars a year by A, S. Barnes i, (."o.. 
Ill & 113 \S'illiara St., New York city." Each number coucains 64 pages. Four nuiuhorH 
for Ji.nuary, February, March and April have appeared. 

The Transfer of Erin, by the Hon. Thomas C. Atnory, of B.jston, Mass., which appeared 
in successive numbers in the Register for 1874 and 1S75, has been greatly enlarged c-y the 
author and brought down to Tyrone's Snrremier and the death of Queen Eiizaocth, lijOM. _ It 
is published in a i;ands'ome volume of 654 oct.ivo paices by J. B. Lippincoit & Co., ol Pluia- 
•deiphia. For sale by A, Williams &, Co., 283 Washiagton St., Boston. 

Zht ^tfir-(?;ai3Unurt riv^toriral and (SmualOiiiQl ycgieitcr, 

Designe.l to gather up and place in a permanent form the scattered and decaying records ot the 
domestic, civil, literary, religious and political life of the people of the United States, aud p.uticu- 
larly of New England, is published quarterly liy the New England Historic, Genealo:rical Society, 
Boston, on the tirst f'ay of January, April, July and Ocxober, at §3 a year in advance. Addrcs* 
Jouy Ward Di\s. E'Mtox; IS So/ii-erset Slree(, Boston, 3Iasi. - ■-■ . . .. ■ 



[C Wanted, Vols. xvi. (1862) and xviii. (ISG4) of the Xtrc-EngJand Flistoncal and G-n^^ih- 
^iral Register. Address, stating condition and price, John Ward Deaii, IS Somerset Street, BostJ.-n, 
Ma;3. 



COJ.IMITTEE ON PUBLICATION. 

JoHX Waud Dean (Editor), Jiuiemiah Coliu uv, 

Albeht il. HoYf, William B. Tuask., 

Henut F. Watkus. 



CONTENTS — JULY, 1877. 

%* lUmlratlon: Portrait of ALEXIS CX'iWEh'L (to face pi^c 2o:i). 

I. Alkxis Caswei.l, D.D., LL.D., Ex-Prcaidcnt of Blown Univcriity. By William 

Gammell, LL.D ,' , . 2.53 

II. ArTOEioGR.\pnY OF WiLLtAM IloT'ju. Com. Viy F/'.'(/criirk C. Sanf'.rd, E>q. . 202 

■ III. A Stcdt of THi^ V!Rrr.ixiA CEN.^rs OF 1624. (Cnniiiiu.-^d. ) By the Ruv. Edicard 

D. Xeill ' 2v,-> 

IV. Thf. rowjit:K-MiLL IN Caxto.v. By D. T. V. Himtocn 272 

V. DocriiuNTs KF-LATiya ro Emigrants fkom Ji.u>,ey. No. I. By H^unj F. 

n'afers, A.E "... 277 

VI. Barnstaple Famtlt Nak-s. By thcUvv. G. T. Ridloii 279 

VII. Mahimagss in West Spiiingfield, Mass. f Conti::ut'd.) Com. hv Luman K. 

Ji:c;(/,AM '..■■.'.. 2S1 

VIII. A Vanked Phtvatkfksman in Putson, 1777-7f'. Diaty of Tiinoihy Counor. 

fCo'-tmued.J Cciu. by Williafn li Ct-'firt/-, Esq. ...... 2S4: 

IX;' Thk Indian Attack ON Cv.sco in 1676. Coxn.hy John S. H. Foj/;,yx.D. . . 283 

X. ilSCORn OF T!iF. Bo-TON CoMMITTEK OF CoUHtoI'ONDENCE, I.VS PEC'.iON AND 

SvFETT. (Co-.tir-'-cd.' Priiued bv penniasiun o'i Samuel F. .l/cCwiN-y, Eiq. 

Ciry Ckrk 290 

XI, Thomas Ne'.vcomb's A.rcovNT-BooK. Cora, by /c'<>t iJ. A'eycy/.v';, Esq. .. . 294 

XII. 'i'uE Gayer Family. Com. by William C. FoUjer, Esq. 297 

XIII. To^VN Hates OF >'ewxqn AND BiLJ^ERtCA. QovKi.hy Waittr L. J>'Jf'rics,~£^c\. . ;-02 

XIV. D0Cr>{E.NT5 REtATING TO Coi,. JoKX Ku JlPHF.EYs's Fa KM AT L''-NN. CoTTl. bj 

nornj F, liatcra, A.B, , . . ". SG7 

XV. Pas3enger3 Ayi> YEs?EL.-b THAT KAv:^ AKKiiED IN Amukica. ( Coiitip.ued. ) . ?/:'} 
XVI. DocuMENrs Pwr.LAiivr, TO Tiii. Dallibeu Fa>iij:.v. Com. by Wuiiam B. Trask 

aad Charles K. {lood^f/ry, Esqs. . . . . " 312 

XVII. Baptis'C-j i>- Dotei;, X. II., 17r,7-1737, by Rev. Jcreynu B'ilkitav, P.D. Com. br 

John R. Haw, M.D '.....'. 313 

XVIII. LoNGMEADo-\v, >[ass., Families. Com. hy inUard S. AUtn,'Es(\. . . . 31S 
XD'v.. Abstracts cF F-a-rliest Wills IN St'FFOLK Co i.NTT, Mass. Com. hv WilUam. 

B. Trask, Esq "... 321 

XX. Will ei I ■.)BErT FiiT, CoM-i.tj Eeiir</ F. Waters, K.Vj 322 

XXI. G-iVEALOG^CAL Waifs. C<m\.hj Col. Jo^'^ph L. *?heHi:r,Y i^.R/i. . , . 32? 
XXII. Kecord-Book of the Fiust Church in Charle.stown, Mxss. (Coni'imed.) 

Com. by James F. Hunneicell, Esq 325 

XXIII. Notes AND Queries : 

Wharf, .317; The C;istlo T.ivern, .?29; Hr.npock; Recocd of :Mrs_ Sr.sanr.ah 
Aldcu; Starr, 330; Hersh.im; The Rev. Eeiyairiin .-..l!(>ii's MS. duuy : R.v--- 
monJ, Tho:ii?.s, 3:jl ; Aiicieat 'A'reck ; the Kidd UianioiKl; Notes by H. F. 
Witters; Wy;itr, Long, S32; Hilton; Portraits ai;d Relies of Gen. ijncoin ; 

■ Stone; Adaras Pedi:.:ree, 333; Ilarvaru College Triennial ; CorHss Famiir lie- ■. . 
cord; Frr.vard WhalVy, the Regi-'ide; Stiqdieii.s; Detroit. Mieb., 334; Fhii.i- 
gatbos; NesvHisrory of the N'oar,0!iforiu;-r.> of Sr.tlbl'v aud Norfiuk; Ide.-tioy, 

but I leteiid: Einigrai ts f-T Ner Enguiad; Wei!.?, 33.5; The Library Table; 

Index to Periodioal Literanu-e, .362 . ', .' . , , '3S7; •32l?-3.5; 362 

XXrV. SociE'nES AND their Proceedings; 
- .. New Engifttid Historic, Geneahvical Society, 33.'> ; Maine Historical Society, 

^ 337; Rhode Island Histonai! Society, 33S'; New Jersev IliatorJeai Soci-ity, 

333; Virginia Hirtcrica! Society, 339 . . . . ' 53.5-39 

XXV. Necrology of the Nev,--England Historic, Genealogical Soci';-.tt : 

tlear-Adm. Charles H. Davis; Addison W. Champnev. 340; Hon. Isaac Em- 
erv; Lv-.v:;-, Riv'.?, 3il: Hon. Samuel H. F. Kail; tlon. Oliver Aries. 342; 
Geo-ge o. Flii«; E^aic'i C. Roite, >[.D.,3I3; Jau.es B. Thoruro;!, 344; iid- 
^>-a.rd WiggJesn'Ovth, 34.3 . 340-io 

XXVI. Notices OF Recent PrBLtCATioN.s: 

boott's Meni.oria!.- of rbc Fimily of -Scott, ."45; Paige's History of Cani"'^rd;ze; 
First Report of tiie Bo-.r..)n K';eonl Commissio'.un-s. -347; Hi.-tory of the U'd 
Cberaws, 34?; Public Lil'rat'.es in the United State;. , Mis.< Sharpt's .\ Royal 

■ Deseent and other Pedigrees, 3iS; Magazine of Aineriean K.story ; Tlie Peim- 
f sy'.vaa'a M.iga.:;ne, 3.50; History of N'>rth Mildleboro' Charch; Beach's In- 

[ ( Concluded on third page of ctjver.) 



(Contents. From second page of cover.) 

dian Miscellany; IIi::Lrin-on's Yoiiiii,' Folks' History of tlic lJnit'>cl States; 
Yoiini; Folks' Serios — A Enok ot' American Fxi)lor'jrs,' 8.jl ; Historical Skcrclies 
of NorrbpTTi Xc-n- Yiirk; T/)fal Glciinin.irs of Liiniashiro ;in(l Clic-hirc; Notes 
on the Lite ot Dr. John Hi.-wytt, 352; Meinon;il of tlii; Pliilomafiu'an 8oiioT,v; 
Shifter's Voyages of tlie Nortiu'ien to Amcriea, 35:;: Wheeler's Peqin-t In.lians ; 
Aniory's Transfer of Krin, .'i.")t: The Alarm of Apiil IS. 1775; Paul Hevcre's 
Signal; Greenes of Wurwiek, R. I., 3.5-5 ; Collcetion ofKans;'.s State Hi- torical 
Soeiety; Crosiiy Family; Siiippen Gencaloiry; Clark.-oti and Boston; Hall's 
Biography and Gem-alogy ; Notes, &c., to Hist.iry of Gloucester; A!><tra't of 
the History of Hmlson; Centennial Celeliration" at Barthampton, 3-5(>; Dei'.i- 
cation of Brighton Braneh Library; General Conference of the Congie.L'ational 
Churches of Maine, ?>-i7 ; Bigclow's Tour to Ni:;g;ira Falls; Procctiing-: of 
]N[assachn=etrs Grand Lodui-; Narrative of Luke Sweetlan'l, 3.58; Memorial 
iSermon on P^ev. F. W. Chapman; Sermon Coirinemoraiivc of Pvcar-A<lm. 
Joseph Smith; Pre-Historic Wisconsin, 3-59; Washingtcn-Crawfnil T.f'ttcrs; 
Centennial CeI-jbra:ion at Newton ; Celehration at Canton; History of Hunting- 
' * ■ ton; Celebration at Bulton; Prescott on the First Sa'ute to the Ai'.ievieari 

- Flag, 360 - . , . . 34.5-<:-0 

XXYII. List op Recext Plbi.igation-s 361 

XXVIIL De vnis : 

Da%id Agry ; James Alden ; Thomas Balch ; Priscilln Goodridge; John S. Hart: 

John L. Motley; Origen D. Richardson ; AnnS. Upham; John Woodbury 1 303-0-4 



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CONTENTS- OCTOBEH, 1877. 

%* nUistration : Portrait of JOHN MKRKILL BRADBURY (to fnce jiarj^ "ic^o), 

I. Sketch ov the Life oi- Joux Meiuull BuAniuKY. By John Ward Dean . 36'. 

II. Papees in Case of Gut ts. King. Com. by R':)v,j F. Waters, Esq. . . 37.5 

in. B.\TTLE OF Lexington-. By Rev. A. B. Muzzey ' 3- t 

IV. Notes ox Amfkicax History. A Stiulv 01 the Tir^iiiia Census of IG'M ^Ton- 
tmiccd.) By the Rqv. Edicard D. Xeill . .^ . . 

V. The Gates Fa;<ily. Com. by the Hon. Benjamin A. G. Fuller 



393 
401 



403 
413 



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VL CouLP General Fitxak cummaxu at Binkee Hill? Bv Co). Francis J. 
x^arKer •••....., 
VII. English "Wills. Com. tiv Ullliam S. Appleion, Esq. 
VIIL Notes on Mr Wateus's Article helat;xc to Immigrants" from Jers' y Bv 

Lo\. J. Bertrand I'nijan- Pay i-e • . . . "411 

rX. GrvLALoGi CF THE Anth'jnys of New England! Com. hv John G. Anthony 

^^^- ' ^j, 

X. LoxGMEADo\v Families. Coid. bv in/forrf S. ^//t^j,, Esq ' * 4-7 

^^' ^ '^.^''^^ '^'^^^'^^ "^^^ HrsiORY or the Will-ers. Corn, by *the Rov/jfjsej a 

.i'^ij 

XII. The Waite Family OF Boston. Com. by //s^ry iT. H'./iVe, Esq. . . 4."^ 

XIII. Th.. Axgel Goffe Again. Coin, by tLe Hon. Georae iikeldon 
XIY. No lES AXD Queries : 

Browne's History of Coii-rc-ationV.ism iu Noifolli ami Suffolk; Temple's 
KKtory or Frumn^^r.m .Ma..>.; Puiier; B.-njamiu Eliot; Ravmond 4'':' 
Lxped; ;on ro Canada; Rm-. and Horse Shoes; Dermison;- Fiske- Laii^: 
KieLanison; Hay, 4-8 ; Wa^Uci-ii; HeurvWanl; Earlv S-tiier^ of Harri^c^' 
>.e.; Stouaatoa; William and Mary Soathwortli ; Mo.lit; Barclav; The 
Chestersot Chiciiek'y: Fame, 429; Items from th.^ New En-land ChronicI^- 
*tepben Pratt ;Mdlon ; Proposed Memorial iu Bermuda to Gates and .Som'^rs- 
Penn; Hurv-.^rd Graduates, 4-50; Rtv. John Smith of Barnstable not Lorn nt 

•• Bnnspittal," 437,/oc.^«.re .427-33-43 

. 'XV, Societies and their Proceedings; 

'^^y'^^^^^'^Y'"^lf:,G^}^(^^o?\i:^l Society, 433; Virginia Hi^toricaJ Socletr 
4.jo; Kliode Island Historical Sodety, 43.3 ..... ^'^'•^ > 

XVL Necrology of tkl Nl-.v-Engl: nd HtsroRic, Geveacogic vl Soc.ty ■ 

ncV.Chaurioev Coiton, D.D. ; Rev. Joiin T. Sargent, 436; Rear-AJm. .roseoh 
Stiwh, L S. >.. i Hon. Emory Washburn, LL.D., 437 ; George L. B^^^r 43S 
^^li!lam Appleton, 439 / ^-"3. i-. x>..i!, -icss, 

XVII. Novices or Recent Fl-blications: 

Ducnmentai^ Hi-tmy of M;,:ae, vol. ii. Haklnvfs Disconrse on We-rern 
1-ianwiv,', 4o'J; W miamson .- ilistorv of Bclfa-t, Me -^4-'' • Na^-onV Fi^tnrv r,F 
Dun.table Mass.; Fox's Facts about Carrol! C^nt^^ K<J;^n"e mI^^ ain ■ 
Report to the Appahchian Mountain Cla') on tiie true nr.mc of Nortliern ^Learl 
snrge.444-. Mnn.eil s_ ed,ru-,n of Jud-e Henry's Account of Arnold's Expedi- 
turn ; 1 ra.ns:iciions ot i!.^ Royal Hi^tcrieai Society, vols, iv and v. • Dr Rtr-crA 
Leaves from my Autobiography ; Genealouical "lVIenioir> of the- V-.mii- "• -^ir 
A alter scott. 4x!j : Greene's ^uort Hi>tory of Rhode Island, 447 ; DeLai v on 
tnc Capture 01 M. unt Wa.Iu'.gton; Maine Genealogist and Bio^raphe;-^ The 
London Genealogist ; Miscellanea Genealogiea et Heraldica ; New York Gei^ 
logica! and b:ogi-aphi. al Ree-rd, 448 ; KlT..^s!.nrys Hi.torv of Putnam Con' rl 
gat ona) huroh ; Henry Dnt;.ter and I-i. De-endants ; Descendants of Geo^ 

449; Lro...> s iailu-y on lai^.jan We:il^vurrh ; Report of the Vir:-;n>:i Com 
mitree nt the LUrary ; In Memcriam Si^re^ Sairte Claire ; DcCosta In V™. 
za.io; Suluier and sage Va-hingtun and Franklin; DeCosta on the Lost CirV 
Ce^^^^ f ^1 ". ' " '-f ^^••■^"'*'" H^f niical Collections, vol. vii. ; Chamberlain^ ■■ 
CenreuMul Addr.^— M:-(,nc: ly-r Place in Histurv, 451; Bawion's Ki,^orira) 
Magazn.e. 402; ^cwirdl. Cerit.nnial M- anuria! of Lvnt^ ; THden's Hi-f.^v of ' 
the Bap;:st t.i;anh ni .do.uield ; Pa-re's History of thcBri-hton. N. Y., Chnnh • 
Ha%viey;s IHstorv ot the i-ir-t Pn->hytenan Cnurch, Aub,nn, N. Y. • Bout or 'i 
Centenmai ..i-:eour^_ebeibre the Merrimrak Co.mty Conference of Chnrchts 
4o3, iJr, h-...:..n ^ Winslcw M^moriai; Boston Directory, bv S.amp^on. Dav n! 
por. ic Co.; ilcMuly s Colonial RLConis of Ciuie. ticut! vol. x., 454; Mur-eil's 
f^j;;;"^:fe.P'^i'r T'^ f^^^'^l ^^^^^-^ ^-'gl^ml and Walos-Ow,iers of 
L,>nd> -n l!j,o; Cu.tes Ann.iN 01 Sfxt.-u Mand; Addresses btfbre the Baanhin 
County Hi-tuncal boc.et-, 4c55: Ameri.^r Journal of Numismatics, 4^0 439-r;6 

X\'III. List o? Recent PiEL!.CATro\s , . .-a -o 

,. T-^- T^ • • 4o6-T.'^ 

XIX. Df,..tus . • ^ ^.^ 



433-36 



4SG-39 



iir 



GENERAL IKDEX. 



[Index of Naites of Persons at the end of the Volume.} 



Abst'acts of the ear'iest wi'j2 in SuffuLli, 102, 1'lt, 
oil ; Kjaex County Coun, i'apers, 375 j Kaatucli- 
et County, oOO 

AJa-Dw ii'-v. II:. -h. v--e:taj;j of, 17 

Ad«m9 [wriU^ree, luerj, 333 

Aldea, S^isaanah, t<icord of, 3S0 

Alger, Au'lrcA', nci;.?, 112 

Alger, .lohn, neo-.-aiogy of, 107 

Allen. Kev Bei j-iiaia, diary, note, 331 

America, p^^sev^frs anii vessels to, 30-> 

Anieri';r.;i idstory. No:e3 on, 21, 147, 393 

AiEef.i;arjs of r.y il dc'?ceat, note. 2Zo 

Ancient wrecke.l vej;*?!s, note, 332 

Ac^el Got;>- a^-^ic, iJi 

Anthony g-.n','Hii-7>, ilS 

Anthony, not»^ i;;,;i 

Autographi. of Is.iac C. Bates. 1*0 ; John M. Brad- 
bury, 364 ; Alexis Ca3weU, 202 ; William Giil, 
180 ; Gamaliel Waite, 42-t ; John Waite, 424 ; 
Betum VVaite, 423 ; Kichard Waite, 421 

Bailey, note, 115 

Bankes, Kichard, note, 221 

Baptisms and Deaths, (see Records.) 

Barclay, query, 42 J 

Barnstaijl!* fj.miiy names, 2T9 ,;;■ 

Barristers at I iw in .Mai^achujetts, 20ti 

Basse, Nathat.iel, mts. CS7 .,, , 

Bates, Isaac C, n-.caii'irs of, 141 

Battle of Lexington, paf-er on, 377 

Bennett, \Vil,iam acd Robert, note, 398 

Billerica, Mass., town rates, 302 

Biographical sketches — 

David Agry, 363 

James Ald^^n, 363 

Oliver Ames, 342 

Alfred Andrew?, 139 

William Appleton, 409 

Thomas balch, 363 

Hannah S. BiUdwin, 24,9 

Abel Ball. 234 

Qeorsre L. Barr, 43S 

George B. Blake, 343 

AnchJpy ^'Jr-aii, 266 ' -'■> 

Rev. iU. Loilon, 270 

Charles Campbell, 127 

Theophilns C. Cktpp, 458 

Frtdencli W. Ch:il.'?,iaa, 124 

Adriii-in W. Cham iney, 340 

Daniel F. Child, 234 

Elizabeth Chipman, 139 

Charles D. Cleveland, 231 

Chauocev Collon, 436 

Joshu I B. Converse, 236 

Charles H. Davis, 340 

Elias K. Davison, 140 

Charles Day, 249 

WiUiam £. ioggstt, S35 



BJojraphica! sketches — 

Isaac Emery. 341 

"VViiliani Kpp<, 2ti9 

Atb*;rt Feai in?, 231 

i:t>eii E. Foster, -49 

I'riacilla 1-. Goc^ridge, o6i 

Dauie! ookin, 2fio 

James *Jr(;-'0-y, 235 

Abig,iil G.lla:e, 249 

Andiert' T. Ilal', 23-5 

Sin-,ael 11. V. Hall, C42 

John S. Hart, CCS 

Guy C. Iiaynes, 249 

P-enj-tmin Hobart, 2.50 

Thcni:^e H'/it. 14u ' 

S.'.mufl .H;5oper, 230 

John ITuil, 1 j7 

John Lay.lou, 235 

WelTiLi Lord, 250 

John MUler, 69 

John L. .MotUy, 263 ■• ' 

Geor^'e Kewce, 240 

John AY. Parker, 232 

Benjamin pnmeroy, 233 ■ 

John Pott, 268 

Joshua V. Preston, 231 

■William C. Reichel, ZiO 

Lewis Kice, 341 

U'vi E.chards. 140 

Origeu D. Richardson, 364 

Anna .M. Richardson, 140 

Enoch C. Rulfe, 343 ^ 

Benj imin Rush, 463 ''■ <*• v . 

Joh .T. Sargent, 436 ^ . 

Adoiiiram Sinalley, 140 ' ■!>■ 

Jose, h Smith, 437 

Thom.is Smith, 69 ■ ,ii' - 

William B. Sprague, 12ft 

James B. Thornton, 344 

Ann 3. Upbam, 364 

Charles W. Cpham, 124 

Joseph B. Varnum, 125 

Charl-'S W?t:er, 167 ■•■.-: _.■.■. 

Ein')ry WabiLburn. 437 

Israel W'xshbarn, 140 

Edward Wi;.'gleswcirth, 34& 

Sadue; WiUiam?, 4o3 

William T. WiUianis. 464 

John U'oodbury, 364 

Joseph 11. York, 233 ' '- 

Book Notices— 

Alberdi'3 Life of Wheelwright, 247 

A'U'>ooe's Dictionary of Authors, 123 

Allen Genealoiiy, 135, 237 

Atjjcrica, Com'te de Pjj-ia'a History of the Civii 
War, 137 

American Actiqviariun Society, Frocetdiaga of, 
243 



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IV 



General Index. 



Eook Notices — 

Aii^Jri'van Bibiiopoiist, 247 

Ai-icr.'caii jiiu,^ .1 "i Nuiuis.r.atiM, 450 

AroeriCiii ^^^! iic Libraries, lii-jtory of, 313 

AEQOr;'B Tiansrer uf Krlu, 3ft4 

Anawir to a l^Kvr s-.'f.t fron Mr. Coddiogtoc to 

Qo7. Lt'VerLt, 'J45 
Babsoii'i Ncl'S and Additions to the Ilisto-y of 

G'.ouceet'T, 353 
Birtlrtt Geneat! gy, 131 
Bartol's Fo.uelh A .oiversary Sermon, 211 
Beach's Indian .Miscellany, 351 
B'-lknap':" Tour to the ^^ bite Mountains, 133 
Beli'o Mouioirof Joiui Wheeiwrij-'bt. 246 
Bisfilow'i Tear to Niagara Falia ic ]$05. 353 
Billcr.ca, JiaiJ. Nasou's Centennial Address, 

133 
Bisboe Genealofry, by Lapham, 131 
Bisbtet's Ui'tory of iluniingdon. ila?!<., SoO 
■•, Boscawec, K. 11. Coffin's Historical Address, 
136 
EoFU)n l>iracterj-. 1877, 454 
BootOQ Recor,;i.OoiiiuissicDor'sFir«tReport,3-i7 
'.■: B'Ston, ^Vi^th^•)p'^^ Oentennia! Addr-s:^, 13 J 
BtvjMii'i Seiijl-Cect'jmial Discourse hef-re the 
ilerridacli Co., -N. il. , Conference of Churches, 
453 
B/irfl.con Branch of the Bobtoa Public Library, 

deioCu-iou, 5i>7 
Brooks's SertD'jc on Admiral Snith, 359 
Brooir.e County, N. Y. Burrs Ciinlenciai Ad- 
drc»9, 1^73, 1^0 
. Buck's Mil-..-aukee, 243 

Butier'a Prcliisttrio Wisconsin, 359 
•■: CaiitoD, Mass., Cecieanial Celebration at, 1S76, 
GGO 
Carrnll, Charles. Journal of (1776), 133 
Chamberlain's Maine, her place in llistocy, 451 
Clui-Kfc's rri-U;5toric Kem.iiDS of Cinciimaii, 'Zil 
Clarksoa's Genealogy and hi^Lory. 356 
Clute's Anr.'ais of Cwiten Island, 455 
'. Corliss Genealogy. "23; 

r Crosbv's First Half Century of Dartmouth Col- 
lege, 239 
Crosby G'^nealogy, 355 

Crosby's Eulogy on Hon. Tappan 'Wentworth,450 
Currier's Ship-BuildiDg on the Merrimic River, 

239 
Eeane's Notes on Indenture relating to David 

Thomson, 133 
Deane's editi< li of Eakluyt's Documentary His- 
tory 0- Maine, vol. ii., iV,3 
Deane'3 pjper on Jud?? L'lwell and the Massa- 
chusetts Declaration of Rights, 133 
Beane's Letters and Documents relating to 

Slavery in Massachusetts, 'i36 
Deane's Remarks on Haul Bevere's Signal, 355 
Be Costa's In Memoriam, Sister Saints Claire, 

450 
Be Costa's Verraziano, 450 
Be Costa's &..ldii=r and 3<ge, 450 
Be Co.sta's Lose City of New Kngland, 450 
Dauphin Co. Historical Socieiy, Penn., 4th of 

July Address, 455 
Be Liincy's Capture of .Mt. Washinp-ton, 448 
Bext-r's Edward Whalley and ■\Vil.iam Qoffe, 

132 
Bci Iridge's Indian "Wars, 240 
Dover, N. K. Manual of first Church, 242 ; 
B'stcrical Discou.'se, 243; Q'^iat's CeateoaiaJ 
Address, 133 
DuDster, Henry, his DeKendanta, 449 
Ea'wak'Jt's Leal Gleaning of Lancashire and 

Cheshire, 252 
Earwaker's Life of Dr. John Hewyt, 352 
Bd-3, Cectetmial Address at Uolton, Mass., 

1S78, 380 
England and Wales, Ownci-? .if Land, 1875, 456 
Emery's Huitory of North iliodleboro' Church, 

351 
Fiiher's Serrr^on on Rev. 7. W. Chapman, 359 
Erothingbaci'* AJarm on the Night of April 13, 
1776, 356 



Book Notices — 

Oenett!(..p'9t. the, 41S 

ai.suni, N. H., C-ntennl^l C<;"ebraiioa of Con- 

pr-K«t''^n.-U Chrrch, 244 
Grand Lo.lge of Massuctmsetis, PrrjceedlnKS, 

1S77. 3bi 
Grint's (Mrs.) Memoirs of an American Lady, 

new edition, 136 
Oregc's H;'J"iry of the Old Cllcro^r^, o4S 
Greenes of V/arwi:".r. in C'-'ln[,i.l I>':-i,ry, 354 
Greene's .'lislory uf Rtiotie Island, 417 
Groton, S'.iss , Cenlenpii"! Celtbration, 13"i-?,138 
Hall, Mr. t Mrs. 'V^iliiam, Bi-graihlcal Uiatory 

of, 35G 
Harrmnnd's New-England Academies, 243 
Hnivard Colleg-5 Itcl'-'J, Orders and dututes. 

133 
Har.eci's Coriprpcational and Presbytiriiii Min- 
istry of N'.-w Hampshire, 2!0 
Hawlcy's iiistory of the First Prcibyteriar 

Church of Auburn, N- Y., 4-;3 
Jleckcwtldt-r's History of the Indians ia Pecn- 

gjlvani;*, l:i8 
Hecry'a account of Arnold's Campaisu,446 
Hifijinson's iio<jk of Am'-'rio^a Fxplorcrs, S-H 
};i;r;iin!o:.'5 Hi;fory ot the. U:;itsd Stales, 351 
Iii;toi-;ca! .^lagarine, t)\e, 452 
il.iuley'j Records, Colony of Conn., 1751-57, 

.154 
Hoyt's Notes, Historical and Biographical, on 

Laws of New llampshife, 137 
Hudson'; History ot Hudson, Mass., 356 
nu:itiu£d(jn, N. V., Piatt's Centennial, i3Q 
.tones Records, 237 
Kansas State His'-orfcal Soci-ity, Colleciioia and 

Oigani»aions < f, 35t3 
Ksarsarge Mouuuiu, N. H., ¥os'a Far^s ab.>ut, 

344 ; evidspce concerning the rime of, 344 
Kf.eac, N. H. ^v'hilc's Ceut^^uLia! Address, 130 
Kidder Family Records, 131 
Kingsbury's Address before the Putr.'vai Pres- 
byterian Cl;urch, Z^.n.e3V!lie, 0':^•^^ iV) 
Kingston Celebrarion, loOta anniversary of iu- 

corporatioii, 244 
Lancashire Diary. Extracts from, 24l 
L^ph;lm Family Register, 131 
Little's Genealogy, 4i9 

Logausport, Indiana, Centennial Ce'sbration.lStS 
Londonderry. N. H., Centenu'al IMwjurse, 214 
Lowell, Stmi-Cei tennial Celebration. 214 
Lyman's Centennial, Eas'.hviTiJi'.o:^. K^6 
Madison, Wis., 2'vtj Annireisarj of the Pres- 
byterian Ch'.uxh, 244 
Maine Genealogist and Biographar, 443 
Maine Conference of Congregational Churches, 

with Historical Sketches, 357 
Marblehead, Mass., History of the First Church, 

242 
Marshall's Diary, edited by Du.ine, 240 
Maryland, Early Religious Eislory of, 135 
Massachusetts Historical Society's Proceedings 

(1875-6), 133 i Collections of, 236 
Meddeld, Mass., Centennial History of the 
Baptist Church, 453 ; Bi. Centennial of its 
Burning by the Indians, 244 ; Dedication of 
Town Hall. 244 
Med way, 162d Anisiversary of the First Cbnrtxfa, 

244 
Methuen, Mass. Howe'g Historical Sketch, .-.35 
Miscellanea Genealogica et Ilerrildici, 443 
Montaiu* Hi'torical ;i<jciecy. Tran-£j:*!oa3 of, 245 
M joseli's Chronology of Pape: and Pi»?er Mak- 
ing, 456 
Nascn's History of Dunstable, Mass., 444 
Neill's Founders of Maryland, 339 
Newhall's Centennial Memorial of Lynn, 4-53 
Newport, R. I. Sheffield Ceatencikl A.idreas, 

136 
Newion, Mass. Hi.'^tory -of th? First Church, 

242 ; Centenn:al CeK'bralion. 350 
New York Geneiiitgical and isijjjraphicai Slec- 

ofd, 24^, 448 
Ohio, Early Annals of, 242 



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General Lidex. 



Bsoit N«iti=(?*— 

r,i„;'i n,Vc-y p. •;!;-■ r,nr;htOT' Church, -153 

Pni'^'b's History of CirabriUgc, 347 

Paiiie's Hi-t jrioal and Chrori^ljgiail Notes of 

■Worcester, 24S 
Pennsylviinia Majaiine of History-Bud Biogra- 
phy, 350 
PennsylTinia, K-Ie'i Illastrit-1 Hist'jry cf. 135 
Pctf?rboruia.;b, N, U., SmrhV Ci:-: >ry of, -ic-)- 
PbOomath'Ha 6~-yitty, Phillips Aoiuleniy S-.-pii- 

Ceattnaial, ■Hi 
Pike's .loumal, eiited by Rev. A, II. Qaint, 13C 
Porter's American Monily, lOo, 241 
Vt,ee\ Controversy, the, 137 
Richsrdion M-rairi tl, by Vinton, IJl 
Roi;ers'8 Qen.?aic>gic-il Meaioir of Um; family of I 

Sir Walter Scjrt, 4.46 
Bo^ers-s Leaves from cay Autobiojrapliy, 415 
Royal Historical Society, Trausactioas of, 44*5 
Swtl Memjria!, 345 

bharpe'i (Misa) Royal Descent, and other Pedi- 
grees, 349 
Sliippen Genealogy, by Ilildeburn, 440 
S'lipp-in O'QC-ilvi'y. uy liu:hiuan, 35d 
Snipman'3 Kt-miuisconcss, 'iJ9 
Society of the Ai my of the Cumberland, Tenth 

Rs-unioa, 243 
Si;A'i;h..'s !->.•■:.■ r^^lpit daring the Rc'Tjlutioci- 

ry War, 24S 
Sljj.liiiog's Diicourse, Anuiversary Settiemunt. 

of Dover, 24S 
Stars and Sriijies, wnea and by whom first 

saluted, 3-30 
St'ivens'.-i \l:-'r;-izin-? of American H'itory, 330 
SwetUnd's Captivity among the lu'iar.s, 3oS 
Sylvester's Hiitorical Sietch cf Norihtra New 

Yorfe, 352 
Talcott PedigToe, 237 
TauntoQ, Mass. Adams's Cer.tirnnial Oration, 

136 
Trumbull's True Blue Laws of Connecticut, 233 
Tyngsboro', Mass., Centennial Record, 135 
Virginia State Library, Report of Committee, 

450 
Voyages of the Americaa Northmen to AmericA, 

by diafler, 353 
Warren's History of Buaker Hill Jloaument 

Association, 246 
Washington. The Cra'vford Letteri. 300 
Watson's True irtory ot the Si^aal L.tnt'--rn3 on 

Christ Church, 355 
Welles Geneulogy, 131 

W'eston, ilass. Fiste's Centennial Address, 136 
Wheeler's Pequot Indians, 254 
W'hipple Genealigy, 449 
Whitmore Traots, 132 
Williamson's Hi.cory of Belfast, Me., 442 
Windsor, Coiia., Centennial Cdebratiou. 136 
Winslow Memorial, vol. i , by Holtuu, 454 
Wisconsin Historical S'X-iety Collections, 451 
Worcester Centennial Celebration, 136 
Booth, John and Ebent^zer, qu.Ty. 224 
Boston, arrivals in, of vessels (1712), 310; list of 
iuiiholders and retailers of Sii-riu i,17U\10S; 
proposal of Negroes in (1714). 115; R^-cord of, 
Committee oi Correspoudeaoe, inspection and 
Safety, 31, 290 
Bradb'.uy, John M.; menr.oir of. S65 

Brwliltbaai, query, '225 .,. .. „ 

Bro^i. Sa.Tiafi, qjery, 221 

Buck, RiccarJ, Qute,'i4: 

Bul^celey, Peti.-r, ac.;ouu; of the life and tunes of, 153 

Bullock, Th'irn 13, note, 332 

Bunker Hill, Putnam's command at, papsr on, 403 

Caasbridge, History of, note, 113 
C^mbrid^^e (Little) town rates, S03 
Campbell, note, 220 
C.Hmpaeld, Thomas, query, 221 
Canada exp.^ition, note, 428, 
Cicton, p-jsi-der-miil in, 272 
«^*«co, ile., lailijj atuu;it ou (167(1), 2S8 
Caitie Tav.ra. nota, 32rf 



Cftswel', Alexis, memjir of, 253 

Ch Miriion, qu^ry, 221 

Ch ^rlestowu, recjrd of first church, 78, 214, 325 

Clu'^'ver, Ua'.iicl, letter of. 222 

Cliel-ii-a, old burial ground inscriptions, 117 

Ch-u-:r3 of Chicl;l-;y, cote, 4-2'J 

Cluirclics in H.irwiuton and Southinglon, Ct., lO-'; 

Clnrk, tienjimiii, 114 

Cl.'veland, Benj.irain, note, 220 

Cor,i/regat!onalism in NorfoU and Suffolk, history of, 

427 
Coiisi.il:ution, fifrure head of, 224 
Cook, Josiah. note, 110 

Cooper, Rev. Wiiliam, inter'.eaved alm'-nncs, 49 
Corlisj fi»mi'iy. nf te, 334 
Crossey genealogy, 197 
Currier, Samuel, note, 114 
Cutter, William, ncto, 220 

Dalliber family documents, 312 

Davct;p-,rt fatnilv, note, 223 

Davisoii, Alice, 151 

Deane, !^il.ls, lettt-.r to, 99 

Deatl.s (current), 139, 249, 303, 4J3 

P-'nniion, qceiy, 42$ 

:i)-Hroit, .Mich., note, 334 

l>e Wolf, note, 113 

l)i:u-y, Wi Uirii Cooper's, 49 

Dimon, query. 221 

Do'-uinencs— from the Gonish manuscripts, 6. ; re- 
laHng to Col. John Il'-traphrey's f.irm at Lynn, 
307 i relating to Imm'granta froci Jersey, 27 J 

Douglai geosalos-y. 106 

Douglass, note, ItJ, 220 , 

Dover, N. U-, bapiis-UiS iu, S13 ; printing in, lly 

Downes, Richard, 3y6 

Dummer, note, 2J.3 

Durkee, J,athaoiei, note. 221 

Durstoa, Thomas, query, 221 

Eliot, Benjamin, note, 220, 127 

English wills, 413 , ,., 

Essex County Court papers, doctimeDts froM, diS 

Felt, note, 114 

Fillmore. Millr.rd, historical sketch of, 9 

Fiske, Phine^s, query, 221, 423 

Folsom, alias Smich, note, 113 

Framlughum, note, 427 

Fr;t;man, Constant, note. Ill 

Furcess, note, 110 

Gates genealogy, 401 , ^r 

Gates, Sir Thomas, note, 430 

Gayer genealogy, 296 

Garrett, William, note, 393 

Genealogical waifs, 323 . ■ 

Genealo.-ies— 

Alger, 101 Gates, 401 

Anthony, 416 Gayer, 296 

Bates 141 Hale, 83 

Cressey, 197 Hilton, 179 

De Wolf, 113 Parker, 111 

Douglas, ItJo Waite, 421 

I''' It, 114 
G.;orL'-.'tov, n (old) and Woolwich, note, 22t 
Gcrrisa ui,\cuscripis, docunjents from, 67 
Goffe, William, 425 

Hale g'^nsalogy, 83 

Tlaucoct record, cote, 3^50 

Harris-^n, Me., early settlers of, note, 4-J 

H irvard Ccliege Triennial, 3:U 

Harvard graduates, dates wanted, 430 

Harwinton, Ct., chuicbes in, 190 

H'lrwo.xi, William, note, 20O ;i. - .,...-. ,"7 _■ 

Hav, not-'. 423 

Heaiey, Willi:-.m. note, 224 

Hill , E'j p n .liet, query, 221 ; .• • ; 

Hilujfi gev'.ealf.gy, 179 

Hilton, WlUiim, uote, 323 

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Hi?'.orir.-\l ?iicich'f:'», prncoedintrs of — 

IttlavTure, 22:i ; Uaine, o'Si ; Ntv.- EngliinJ Ilij- 
t'lrio, OeiieiUou-icil, 119, 2':7, i!5, -il'.O ; N'.w 
J.Tse.v, 3:'^; >> w Loi.tK'n Coiiniy, 2JS ; Kh'Mle 
leUiid, Vli, 223. o3S, -135 ; Vi,-,';iji.i, 2:;0, aOi), 400 

Il'jllinj^wiirch, i'raiik. <iuery, 2il 

UoUis, N. II., in t!ie V/ar of" the Kevolatioii, 23, 1G9 

Hcir.kiDtua, Dcte, 115 

Hull records, T6 

riull, Capt. John, sketch of, 167 

Humptxeys farm iu Lynn, 307 

I!3)ey, note, 112, 225 
Indi-ia altajk ou C isco (1(J7C), 2SS 
In5crii)tioi!S, Chelsea, note, 117 
International exhibition, note, 117 

Jeffries manuscripts, sea!? froiii, 56 

Jenner, Thoma;, ship, o'J9 

Jersey, d'Scuiiieiio relating to iu.inigrantsi from, 277 ; 

notes reliirlij:^ to article on imaiigrauta £rom, 414 
Jonea. notn, 111 
Jor'lan, Sicelye, IW 

Eidd diamond?, 332 ,_; 

Kilby, note, xl4 - 

LaUi,', qi'ery, 4-S 

Letter of tlie secret 'sctr'jiittos of Cor;gres3 to Sils.i 

D. .-vae(lT76). 9'J 
L^Uvrs— 

D iriel Cheever (1774), C,22 

Thaddeui Clark, 2S9 

M. Dic!rers.'«Q (IS; :■), 224 

Nathaniel Fryer (1014), 163, 165 

"W'iiliam HsUon (loo.3), 179, ISO 

Cotton Mather (.172C), 222 

^'iMiam Hedford (16'J4), 104 

Susan RcdiugtoQ (lb7ti-7). 161 

Jonatliaa Usher {,lti6i\ 10-3 

George Washington (ITa'J), 19G 
Lexington, battle of, paper on, 377 
Lillibridge, note, 220 
Lincoln, General, relics of, 333 
List of innholders and retailers of spirits in Boston 

(1714), 103 
Literary World, the, note, 226 
Long, ElizaLeth, query, 332 
LocgtneaduW; Mhss , families, 318, 417 
Loverin-,', Joseph, aola, ill 
Lynn documents relating to the John Humf.hr^ys 

farm, 307 
Lyme, Conn. Binhs and marriages, 211 

Maine State Celebrities, note, 226 ■ 

Massachusetts, tne slave trade in, 76 

Mather, Cotton, note, 222 

Mather, Kiehard, note, 117 

Mellon, query, 430 

Memhcrs of the New England Historic, Genealogical 

Society, obituaries of, (bee Necrologies.) 
Memoirs — 

Isaac 0. Bates, 141 

John M. Bradbury, 365 

Peter Balkeley, 163 

Ale.xis Caswell, 262 

Millard Fil.more, 9 

Wiliiam R.Dtch, 202 
Memoranda from the Elev. Tfillian Cooper's inter- 
leaved aiicauacs, 49 
Miller, J..,hn, t?9 
Molfat, ccte, 42J 
Muidey, Kev. A. B., paper by, 377 

Newcomb, Thomas, account book, 294 
Necrologies of the New Englanl Jliitorio, Genea- 
logical Six:iety — 

Oliver Ame.i, 342 

William Appleton, 439 

Abel Ball, 234 

George L. Barr, 43S 

George B. Biaka, 343 

Chariea Cjunplteil, 127 



Necroloeiea cf the New Kngland liistcric, Qenealogi- 
cal ^liciety — 

Addi.s.-n ^\■ Chai.Tii' fv, 3.10 

f rc(K-rick W. Chipmau, 124 

Daniel K. Child, -.34 

Charles D. Cleveland. 231 

Chauucey Coltun, 438 

Joshua i'. Converse. 'IT'j 

Charles U Davis, 340 

■Wiiliani E. Do!,':;uli. 235 

l8a;ic Kuiery, 341 

Albert Fearir.g, 231 

James Origory, 2^:5 

Andrew T. Hall, 233 

Samuel H. f. Hall, 342 

Saniuel Iluoper, 231.' 

Jolm W. Parker, 232 

Berijamii P' meroy, 233 

Jo9);ua P Preston, 231 

Lewis hire, 341 

l.noch C. Rolfe. 343 

Jo?;'ph Smith, 437 

WilliMm B. Sj.ra;'ue, 123 

Joh'i Turi'er ;;arge:it, 438 

James B. Thomton, 344 

Chines W. Uphom. 124 

Joseph B VaruuiD, 126 

Imiry 'Wa^hburti, 4-i7 

i-dward V,-j:{;itsw.rth,345 

Uhimias 11. '.Vyniie. I.;? 

Jaspe' U. York, 232 
Nev E.ngiaud, arrivaib of ship." in (1630), 300 
Ne'.y England Chrouicl- (1776), it> ms from, 430 
N^T,- i:n};lauJ emignuiis (l.-;22), .^35 
New Eiigiaud Hi^t^.ric. G:-ni-aiosijaisociety,PTesid- :;t 
W lliler's annual addrt-ss, 2C9 ; proc^edicgs of. ll-^, 
227- 3;io, 433 ; necrolo^i'^s of, 124, 23:), 3ii). iyc, 
New Han-.pshire in tlK. UevLlutioii, 34 ; nrtes to, 46 ; 
part :aken in crossing iIik l>i-la'v.irr, 42 : in butii-s 
01 Trenteu and PriuCdtjn, 42 ; battle cf Beiicmg- 
ton, 43 
New Hampshire Manusciipts, 162 
Newhall, note, 332 

^ewspapers, historical articles iu, 117 
NevYton, .Mas?., to'Vc n.tCb of, 302 
Noble, !?eth, query, 223 
Nonconf'irruisis of Suffolk and Norfolk, EogiaGd, 

note, 336 
Notes on American History, 21. 147, 393 
Notes and Queries, . 09, 213, 329, 427 
N^yes, Aloscs, quer. , 225 

Obituary notices. (See Necrologies.) 

Paine, query, 429 

Papers in case of Guy vs King, 375 

Parentage of Hugh, John and .^latttew Adams, 17 

Park'T, Franci.s J., paper by, 403 

Parkei, J^cob, note, 111 

Piussengers and vessels to America, 309 

Pearson, E^hraim, note, 220 

Pembroke, marriages in (1755-17S7), 63 

Penn genealogy, note, 4.30 

Peirce, William, note, 399 

Pbilagathos, query, 335 

Phillemore, note, 112 

Phillips, n</.e, 111 
i Phillips, Eleanor, IJl 
! Powder mill In Caritoi', the, 272 
i Pratt, Stephen, note, j^;^ 
j Priating in Dover, N. H., note, 115 
I Prop'-vsal of negroes in Boston (17i4), note, 115 

IPubiioola, query, 22G 
Puffer, note, 427 
Purfray, Thomas, 399 

Pumnm, General, could he command at Bunker n^H .' 
paper on, 403 

Queries. (See NoUi and Of-eries.) 

Raymond, query, 427 

Recent publications, 251, 301, 45'j 



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liHptction and Safety. ;!l, 2v<') 

KttC'ras. B uuat.ilil.', Mass., fHru;!}' ti->i:i' s, 279 -, 
Charlstoivn, Ir.t Chnrcti, 73, eU 325 : D-.'.-er, H. 
11.. baptisms, ;U3 j K>j-.-.'C Co. Convi iviier.^, 3"5 ; 
Hull, .Mas:i , Ttj ; Lyme, Cl., births, aiarri ii,'e3 and 
deartis, 211; L'.n-me*low tamil'.ei, 31S, 417; 
IVmuroke uiarriagcs, 63 ; West spriuglitild mar- 
navies, -JSl 

Pediugtoc, Susan, letter of, 160 

Bodlon, note. Hi, JJo 

Revere, fau', cliuroh sijnJ^l, note, 109 

Kichardsop, fiULiy, il'i 

lUdriell g ■n'--ii!o;^y, nott, 2"23 

RinfTS a'ld hirs^ shies, qU'.'ry, 423 

Ki-h'.vorth, -Jote, 21S 

Bogers, Wdiiaui am! Xiniothy, rote, 2i6 

Koich, William, autobiographical maaioir of, 262 

Sa£5n, Jo«hn, note, 115 

S^ltoustall, note. 110 

Sands, David, note, 152 

Scotch Irish, uoU, 2'Ji3 

Sci'tt, ivlvanu-<. m.t^, 113 

SohIs frum the Je^Yies Coi'.ection of Manuscripts, 66 

Slave trade in Massachusetts, 75 

,° -"th, R V. T"; .-- • -. n .ri-iiycs^7.. 6? ; sketch of,6>i 

Smith, Capt. Juhn, i;ole., 114 

S 'aers, Sir G ■c-^'.', ni-te, -l^O 

SoulIuii,;;od, Jantn.. ciiu.vhos ia, 19,"' 

S-iuttiworth, qu-ry. iZO 

SiarSpauulei Bii:i.i.'r the, 29 ; autograph copy of, 

2S ; additional verses, -31 ; note, 11(5 
Starr, note, oo'J 
Stenhriis, TJnah., q'lery, Soi_ 
Stevf ns, \S"i!'.i:iaj, MU-ry, 2ja 
Stockton. Jo.ias, 15? * 

Stone, query, 333 
Stoush'iOa, qu rr, 429 

Suffutli County Pr ,bata hies, abstracts of, 102, 175 
euainer, note, 113 
Swan, note. 115 
Symonds, query, 2'23 

Talcutt. John, Eravestone, 111 

Tay, Jeremiah, note, 332 

Town Kecords. (See Records.) 

Treacle fetcheil out of a viptr, note, 220 

Treat, n'ite,li3 

Trumbull, iiotc, 115 

Utie, John, note, 399 

Virginia. Census (1624), 147, 265, 393 ; History, 
226 ; I.atteries, 21 ; Slaveholders, 22 

Wadleigh, query, 429 

Wager, air Charles, sketch of, 167 



'(Va'r.e genealogy, 421 

Wivite, Joseph, Itio 

W-ird, lieiiiy, query, 429 l 

W.ishingt.jn, letter of, lyS 

Waters, Eiward. uote, 393 

Weld, Juhii, <iLitry, 225 

vWl's, Francis, query, 3.35 

Wells, John, query, 225 

Westtninster Abbey, note, 118 

West Sprinijll dd uiarria^-es, 231 

Whalley, Kdward, note, 334 

Whitney, note, 2.'5 

Whoff, query, 317 

Wilder taiiiii j, paie from the history of the, 420 

Wiuter, Amherst, <{uery, e-ii 

Wills, KofTli^h, 413 

Wills and other Prolate Pveoords, abstracts of— 

John Avery, 102 

George Burden, 104 

John Cog^'an, IOC 

Thomsts Cromwell, 175 

Rice Davis, luS 

John Dwi'iht. l''S 

Abiell KvertU, 173 

Robert Fitt, Z-ii 

Joli.i Frnncklvn, 107 

AithLT Gid, 102 

John Gi.re, 104 

Thoi.i.is Grirtm, 176 

Rich.iid H'rdier, 105 

Kiibert K aviie, lu5 

Richard I,ii.t.'-r, U8 

John Luson, 178 

Lewis .>iartyii, 321 

John Mh\ nard, 175 

Willi m I'adily ^21 

Andrew Pitcher, 177 

John Uojrers, 177 

Robert --hnrp. i03 

William Stevens, 104 

Ann fcwan. 115 

Thomas Thori.hill. 173 

KUinor Truster, 103 

I;abeil Turner, 17S 

JohiiTui;ker, 178 

R-becca Webb, 104 

Joseph Wait-, 160 

Chantv White. 178 

John Wiike. 178 

Nathanie! \\ tUiami 173 
Wootlbury. note, 220 
Woodw^ird, Nathaniel, note, 332 
V.'oolsvxh, Me-, note, 226 
Wyatt, John, query, 332 

Yankee privateersman in Bngland- (1777-79), 18/ 
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By the Rev. GEORcy. W. Hosmek, D.D., of Newton, Miss. 

/TILLAKD FILLZsIOEE came frora a souucl English stock. 

-i- His graiidtathcr settled ia Benniiigloa, Vt,, and \\as a lieu- 
tenant under Gen. Stark in the battle of Bennington. His fi-tlier, 
Nathaniel Fillmore, was born in Bennington, and Lis early years 
were passed in that outpost of New England life. AVhen of age, 
about 1795, he started for what theii was tlie far v.est. He went 
through Troy and Schenectady, and up the 2vIohawk valley to 
Utica, then a village, through the "White's town settlement, and still 
on into the wilderness in central New York ; and at a spot, now 
called Summer Hill in Cayuga county, he made a stand, cut down 
trees, built a log cabin, made a clearing, and gor one harvest per- 
haps ; and then returned to Bennington, told his old neighbors of 
his adventures, married a wife, nnd came again to his new home. 
There alone in the forest, three miles to a neighbor, and much more 
than that to any hamlet or village, he began his home life. It was 
naked, rude and lonely, but he was equal to his lot. He had strength, 
a sharp mother wit, thought for causes and effects, and grew up in 
the wilderness a son of nature. Amidst his hard labor he found 
time to read every paper or book he could get hold of; then he was 
social, and as settlers came near him, he loved to talk about poli- 
tics, religion, farming ; and so he grew to be the man of his neigh- 
borhood. After some twenty-five years in Cayuga county, he re- 
moved his home more than a hundred miles we:ftward, to Aurora 
in Erie county ; and there he cleared another farm, and there he 
died, more than eighty years old. 

Old Esquire Fillmore was a patriarcli among the new settlers ; 
a counseller and judge in all th.eir affairs. He was a soix of back- 
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qucjitions ; Jiiul \vlion ignorant pretenders had pni forth their chdms, 
with unsparhig hand he would sweep them from their feet. His firet 
wife, and the mother of his children, was described by lier liusband 
as a pleasaut-natured woman, \v!io made tlie best of her hard lot, 
living to o])en a way for otliers. 

Of these parents ^liUard Filhuore was the second child, lie was 
born in the forest-homo in Cayuga county, Jan. 7, 1800. It was 
a wild birth-place ; but iiitelHgence and afFecUon were there to shel- 
ter and nurture the children, who indeed were more favored th:'.n 
multitudes, v/ho arc born to ])C pampere-l in iu.xnry. 

It is only known that jMillard was at home there in the new coun- 
try, which was being rapidly settled, until he was fourteen years 
old, when he was placed with a clotliier to learn to card wool and 
d)e and dress the cloth made in the farmers* houses, lie had such 
schooling as there was. The New England school-house has al- 
w;'y= gone along with New England emigrants, or followed very 
close after them ; but the schools must have been very poor, — and 
probably Ids father helped hira more than the teachers. His was 
nature's schooling of wayside incidents and common sense, more 
than of books and recitations. 

AVhen about nineteen years old, his f^uher having removed io 
Erie county, Millard seems to have taken his destinies into his own 
hands ; he determined to study law, and bought his time, till he 
should be of age, of the clothier — for pay giving his note leanijig 
on prospects ; and then began to study with a kind old friend who 
had a few law books, teaching school a part of the year for support. 
In these straits he tacked along, compelling the respect of tliose 
about him ; and before he was twenty-one he was invited to give 
an oration on the fourth of July. The woodsmen would have had 
it printed, but with characteristic caution and modesty he declined. 
Soon after this he got out of the w^oods, and went to Buffalo, about 
1820, where he studied law, making his way by assisting in the 
post-office, and teaching school a part of each year. Buffalo had 
been burned by the British six years before, but was now rapidly 
rising to commercial importance, and was full of quick life. 

In 1823 !Mr. Fillmore was admitted as attorney at law, and open- 
ed an office eighteen miles from Buffalo, at Aiu-ora, where his father 
resided. Here he began, and by close application to business laid 
the foundations of his professional eminence. In lS2o he married 
Mis3 Abigail, daughter of Rev. Lemuel Powers, a most judicious 
and estimable woman, with whom he sliared the rising fortunes of 
a distinguished life. In 1828, and for three years, he was repre- 
sentative of Erie county in the state legislature, and was especially 
efficient in abolishing imprisonment for debt. 

In 1830 he establlslied hiuiselt in Buffalo. He practised law- 
there seventeen years with marked success. His firm was Fillmoro 
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V\. II:i\\u, I'cini; ];i>; p'lvtneri:. The bar of BufTalo at X.\\h period was 
very abloj an<l Lad :>evoral In-illiaut njcn and liound lawyer^? : Albeit 
ir. Tracy, Henry K, Smith, George P. ]5arkf;r, John H. Talcott, 
"WilUaiii H. Grceu, Henry li. liogcrs — nifu to test the metal of 
opponents. 

It was a bold enterprise for ]Mr. Fillmore to conic to UufTa'^. 
vdierc he must stand with men, wlio had enjoyed the best opportin;!- 
ties. But he maintained himself as a lawyer and advocate, and his 
firm was held in respect, among the best, in western Xcvv York. 
By temperate living, Avheu intemperance Avas most common and 
was destroying many brilliant men, and by hard study and the closest 
application to business, he won honorable eminence. Others might 
have more genius, more eloquence, but he was sure to be thorciugh- 
ly informed in regard to fact and law ; and the logic of facts gave 
him his triumphs. His firm, and he at the head of it, ^vas gene- 
rally on one side ur tnc other i^v txiivy iniportant case. He had no 
greener laurels than as a lawyer in Buffalo. By integrity, large 
iiitelligence, close study and indefatigable application, he earned 
confidence and respect. 

In 1832 Mr. Fillmore was cliosen reprosentacive to Congress. 
He was now thirty-three years cid, and twenty of those years had 
been passed in the hard, rough school of the forest ; but he had 
made the most of his ability and opportunity, and had stood tb.ere 
in the sight of the nation so respectably, that in 1S3C he was pla-jcd 
there again, and remained a member of the house seven years ; 
during all this time having a strong hand in his law firm at Buffalo ; 
and the latter part of the time, he was chairman of the Commiitee 
of Ways and Means, and so, in large sense, the leader of the 
House. While chairman of the Ways and Means , he carried 
through the House, against sharp opposition, an appropriation of 
$30,000 to Morse's telegraph, which really gave it to the world. In 
1843 he was candidate for nomination as Vice-President : in 184-4 
he was a candidate for governor of Xew York, and in 1847 comp- 
troller of that state. In 1849 he was elected Vice-President; and 
by the death of Gen. Taylor in 1850, he became President of the 
United States. 

In this remarkable elevation, and so rapid, for Mr. Fillmore was 
only fifty-one years old when he reached the Presidency, his bearing 
■VN'as admirable. He was never seen abroad eagerly seeking office ; 
he calmly met v.-hat came, laboriously faithful to the trusts com- 
n^itted to him. His private business had his tinie and attention ; 
no client ever complained that his interests were neglected ; and 
when the public asked for his service, he rendered it with equal 
fidelity. 

Old Esquire Fillmore loved to say that he had the shortest creed 
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do right. A letter tlmt he wrote to his minister, when upon the 
Jeath° of Geu. Taylor he Ibimd hiinsclf at the head of the govcru- 
nient, and sucli respon.-ibility resting upon him, revealed the s^crious 
eavne.^tncss \\irh which he took up hid great duty; in strong wonls 
he suid huw deeply ho felt liis dependence upon God, and with all 
Ilia heart sought his guidance. 

Mr. Fillmore's administration has not always been treated fairly r 
l)ecause in some great matters there was mistake, at a time when 
many good men did not see deep enough, the whole course of Ins 
administration has often been underrated or severely censured ; 
Tanked with other administrations of very far less significance and 
merit. 

In his beginning he called around him an able cabinet, one of 
the ablest the country has seen; AVebster, Corwin, Crittenden, 
Hall, Graham, Kennedy, and afterward Everett — men Avhose posi- 
tion in the Union, and whose opinions and character show that he 

' meant to be fair, and give to all sides and interests due regard. Then, 
as -^ve look along throiigh those three years, a time of greai partisan 
strife, it is easy to see how ear.-iestly Mr. Fillmore tried to make his 
administration useful to the people of the whole country, and sub- 
serve the great purfioses of general welfare and ci^'ilixation. He 
did all he could for low postage — a greater blessing than we know 
how to estimate. He h-d the way in establishing the Agvicuiturui 

' Bureau in the government, giving to farmers and planters impor- 

' tant fociUties in knowing each others' methods and exchanging 
seeds and spreading important information. Very hirge discretion 
was left with Mr. Fillmore as president, in the additions and nnisli- 
ing of the capitol at Washington ; and we are greatly indebted to 

"" his n-ood sense and sound practical judgment, that ^^^e have that 
noble building which is justly tlie pride of our country. 

. Mr. Fillmore decisively checked intermeddling with the govern- 
ment of Cuba ; and while Kossuth so touched our hearts by his 

■ wonderful eloquence about the sufferings of Hungary at the bands 
of the House of Hapsburg, ]Mr. Fillmore held us back from use- 
less interference, though the Austrian minister M. HiUsemnn learn- 
-ed, from Daniel Webster's famous letter, how the administration and 
the country regarded xVustria's injustice. 

During Mr. Fillmore's administration several expeditions for dis- 
covery, and to promote international amity, were fitted out with 
much pains and expense. Lieut. Lynch was sent into Africa. 
Capt, Einggold was sent into the Chinese seas, and to touch, if pos- 
sible to a more kindly intercourse, the ancient empire ; Lieuts. 
Herndon and Gibbon were sent more fully to explore the regions of 
the Amazon, and open trade with those wonderfully fertile coimtvies, 
which are becoming more and more important to us and tlie world ; 
and Com. Perry was sent to Japan, and a treaty was made with 
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docility — the oLI to tl:e uew, fis wus never before seen in tlie voiM. 
Our growing intcr(:oiu-.'5C uirli Jnpan nia'ccs one of the znost iris[)Irini; 
hopcti of our time. By good feJl.Jvv.-hi[) we are rcviNing that old 
pioneer of the world'.^^ jrogrcss. Mr. Fillmore was remarkable for 
the attention, scrutiny, and hard ^\orI^-, he gave to \\hatever paL-scd 
through his hands. An old Virginia statesman said, thar no presi- 
dent had ever so thoroughly done his work, and done it hiniselt". 

But the times were sharp and full of peril. Ik-fure (ieii. Taylor 
died tlic south were roughly demanding of him, a southern man, 
such partisan favor in his administiatiou as he, being the president 
of the whole United States, could not justly, and therefore would 
not, grant them. They threatened to break up the go\ernment, — 
and he died. 

It was a terrible crisis for ]Mr. Fillmore to come to the head of 
the government at that time. He meant to be fliir ; though the 
south was imperious, he -svould do them full justice ; they should 
have all the coiiStiLution gave tlicm. And then, hs dreaded war, 
and especially war of brctlu-en aiid ncigiibors ; he slu'ank from blood- 
shed ; he deprecated the vraste, havoc and misery ; by any and every 
means he wotild save his country froni such calamity as war must 
bring ; and when the soutli mode new demands of the north, and 
intensified their threats, and when Congress by a large majority 
passed the Fugitive Slave Bill, then for the s-ake of peace he thougb.c 
it best to sign it; and to write letters to the south, that the pov/ers 
of the government should be exerted to the utmost to lielp them re- 
cover their fugitive slaves in the north. In doing this he verily 
believed that he had saved his country from civil war ; but now all 
can see, and some saw it then, it was only postponing the horror, 
and making it more dreadful ten years later. First there must be 
righteousness, and then peace. Some things ther' are worse than 
Avar. Slavery and its evils are worse ; and if avc can be rid of 
these, we will bear patiently the bereavements, sorrows and expense 
of the war they caused. 

It was a great mistake to yield so much to the entreaties, or to 
the threats of the south ; and it has brought worse calamity upon 
the south than upon the north. But it was a mistake into which 
multitudes, and many great and well-meaning men, fell as well as 
^Ir. Fillmore. It was a fearful ordeal through which he had to 
pass. He tried, hard as a man ever did, to do what he thougiic was 
best under the circumstances ; had he taken his father's short creed 
in its highest sense, do right — do riglit though the heavens fall (but 
they will not fall ) — vvith that he might have cut the Gordian knot 
that bound him. Standing, as we must think, as a lawyer, rather 
than as a statesman, upon a very literal interpretation of the con- 
stitution, he did v.-hat he thought must be doue lo pacity the south, 
and save us, and save them, from the hoiTors of iratricide. Tiiey 
scui-ned his dread of -war, laughed at his etforts to keep peace, joined 
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the puity opposeil to liiin, rnd clrcted Fninklin. l^icrco to l.o las suc- 
cessor : 'tliey l.astcnod iVom bud t.; uoibo, until the terrible itonn 
broke upon tlie country. 

Yiv. Fillmore was tVKsappointcd. His administration }ind policty 
had been rojecfed ; and when the war came, which he thought might 
ha\e been ])revented, he could not sec th.e light of hope, he did not, 
like Edward Everett, adju.t hiuiseli" to the new conditions tmd 
mourned the calamity of his country. r- i.- i 

During Mr. Fillmore's administration, the writer of this sketch 
had the pleasure of waiting upon two aged men b) Washington, the 
Kev. Dr. Kendall of Plymouth, Mass., and Esquire Fillmore, the 
president's {\ither. They both were more than eighty years old. ^ It 
was a notable journey; we made easy stages, stopping at ^ew 
York, Philadelphia and Baltimore. The president's father wa-: an 
especial object of interest along tlie way. His arrival at the i'otel 
in Philadelphia was noticed in the papers ; and to draw guests it 
was announced that he would stay some days. The next morning, 
as we were again on our journey, r„ man said to ^Ir. Fillmoro, 'The 
president's hSher was at Jones's hotel last night." "Was he?" 
said the 'Squire." "Yes," said the man, "■ and he is to remain tiiere 
some davs." " Indeed," said th- old man, " how do you know tiuit ? " 
"I saw it in the paper," returned the man. "Ah," said ]Sir. F., 
"vou must not believe half that's in the papers." 

"The two old men were social. Dr. Kendall's reverent faith was 
not quite according to the ideas which the vencral)le pioneer had 
hewn out for himself; he did not know about some things, in Did 
Testament and New ; but they were genial, and enjoyed eacli other. 
;Mr. Fillmore told us of his early life in the woods ;^iiii<^ li<^^^^ ^^^^'-^ 
Millard was born, he went seven miles tlirongh the forest for a phy- 
sician, and when he returned in iiastc to sr.y that the physician 
would soon be there, he found the baby boy rocking in a sap trough 
for want of a better cradle." 

We reached Washington, and Mr. F. stepped into the presidents 
carrian-e, which was waiting his arrival ; and Dr. Kendall and I 
-wentfoPost-Master-General Hall's. Finding that the president's 
' last reception for the season was to be that evening, we hastened to 
be there. As we entered the reception room, we saw the president 
and his family and cabinet, and his fatlier at his side. As soon as 
we had been very cordially received, Dr. Kendall drew me aside and 
whispered, " Yf as there ever since the world began such a contrast 
as that group, and the baby in the sap trough?" Ir^was indeed a 
contrast" Tiie president was a handsome man, of fine bearing, m 
the prime of life; and his father was venerable, tall, and not much 
bowed down by his eighty years ; his full grey hair and intelligent 
face at once drew atte^ntion ; and he stood there by his sen, as no 
other father then liad done, as calm and seh-po^ssessed as in his jus- 
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I was to be ill Washinirton a few weeks, and Esquire Fillmore 
was to return home with me; but one day I met liim and he said, 
"lain c'oins; homo to-morrow." I said, " Lut wliy not wait for 
nic?" "No, no," said he, "I will go. 1 do not like it here ; it i 
isn't a good plaee to live ; it isn't a good place for ]Millard ; I wish 
he was at home in luiftah)," 

j\Ir. Fillmore had scarcely closed his term of service, when Mra. 
Filhnore. who had long been ill, and had hoped soim to rest in their 
old quiet home, grew more severely sick, and died at Washington 
three weeks after the ch^se of her husband's administration. 6he 
was Vt'iso and excellent ; and in great sorrow, attending her remains, 
Mr. Fillmore and his son and daughter came home to Tjuflhlo. 

They came quietly, with as little disphiy as possible, into the 
house that Mr. Fillmore had lived in, since he came to Buffido 
twenty-three years before. No goods of the nation clung to him ; 
his hands were clean. Integrity and economy had kept him safe, 
liy his Lii-gt.- law business for scveutecn years, admirably conducted, 
lie had accumulated a moderate competency, eiunigh for a family of 
simple tastes and economical habits ; he returned from Washington 
with little if any more estate than he had when he went there. lie 
lived handsomely in the presidential mansion, expending very nearly 
the income of his office, and when he returned to iju^alo, he left the 
ceremonial forms and equipage all bcliind him. He was cordially 
received by his old neighbors and fellow citizens, and moved among 
them as unostentatiously as if his life had always been confined to 
the city and county of his adoption. 

In 1855 and 185G ]Mr. Fillmore visited Europe. He was po- 
litely recognized in the capitals, and greatly enjoyed seeing and 
studying the manners and civilization of the older world. He had 
never studied art nor classics, but he was a keen, intelligent observer, 
and in his own sphere, which was respectable, he was a dignified 
gentleman. The University of Oxford conferred the degree of 
D.C.L. upon him, and he modestly declined it. He had never 
enjoyed university opportunities, and was not willing to accept uni- 
versity honors, though politely otlered, when the complimeaE was 
niore to the office which he had held than to himself. He had just 
a. little pride in standing up, just what he was, without ornamental 
pillars and buttresses, which he felt, in his case, would have been 
<^i^l>l complimentary and ornamental. 

Havin.-T returned from Euroi^e, I\Ir. Fillmore bought a beautiful 
louse, and surrounded himself with books, and was a close and 
bappy student of history and philosophy, 'occasionally reading a 
novel, or touching lightly upon poetry. He used to say how much 
he enjoyed these Teisure days of study ; in his busy, crowded life, 
he never before had known such satisfactions. 

In 1858 Mr. Fillmore married IMrs. Caroline ^Mcintosh, of Alba- 
ny? N.Y., a lady of fortune and much artistic culture; and his 



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fine house was filled with pictures and things of beauty, and a mod- 
est equipage appeared ; and the home of tlic ex-pretsidcut wu.s in aiJ 
respccid fuch a-? loyal repuijlioan citizens love to iee. 

^Ir. i'illmere's doinc>tic chjinicter wiis quite remarkaole IIo 
loved his home ; his heart w;is contented there ; when away at tiie 
state legislature in Albany, or in (Jcjugress, he wrote a letter to lii^ 
wife every day. Once she said she had not received her daily letter, 
for her husband, being tiien chairman of the Committee of A\'ays 
and Means, could not find time, and then only wrote to her every 
other day. A daily letler to >\'ife at home, heartily written, would 
do soiuethiiig to purify life at W^ashington. 

Mr. Filhuorc was useful in society at Buffalo. Sometiines he 
gave a lecture. He did much to orgauizc a historical society in 
Buffalo, and for many years was its president; and it has become 
a permanent and valuable institution, and a significant memorial of 
its chief founder. He was often honored by his fellow citizens with 
appoiatiiierits to offices of diy,nity. In 1845 he was elected a cor- 
responding member of the New-England Historic, Genealogical 
Society, and in 185-4 an honorary member. He was chosen an 
honorary vice-president of that society for ihe state of Xew York in 
1855, and was annually reelected till his death.' 

AVhen Abraliam Lincoln was on his way to Washington to be 
inaugurated as president, he spent a Sunday at I3utlaio, and ^Lr. 
Fillmore was chairman of the committee or reception. The com- 
ing man was received with distinguished honor. Sunday morning 
with Mr. Fillmore he attended the Unitarian Church f and in the 
evening, when crowds were thronging his hotel in hopes to see him, 
he slipped out and went with ]\Ir. h'illmore to Father Beason's 
meeting, which the outside throng cai-ed nothing about, to hear an 
address about the western Indians, and an app( al that their wrongs 
might be redressed. 

Mr. Fillmore was often invited to occasions of public interest, in 
different parts of the country, but generally declined ; he did not 
geek notoriety ; and among his books and friends he very quietly 
spent his latter years. He retained remarkably his vigor and fine 
bearing. He died in Buffido, March 8, 1874, in the 75th year of 
his age. ,-• . , , .,. ,. ,,. . .,,. . '.._.. 

* This Societv passed appropriate resolutions on his death at its meeting. April 3, 1874, 
which are printed \v. t'lill in the RrcusTEii, vol. x>:vui. 3-i-t. His uRcostry will he found in 
Dr. Woodward's article on the genealoL,'y of cte FiUmores, in vol. xi. of this w ork, pp. 51-6, 
and i4L-7. — Ed. 

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THE miOBABI.E PARENTAGE OF REV. HUGH AND 
xMESSRS. JOHN AND MAT'J'UEV/ ADAMS.' 

BY A DESCENDANT OP MATTHEW Ar»AMS. 

rpiIE Rev. Hugh Adams of Duvliani, N. H., was born ]\Iay 7, 
X 1G7G ; gi-adi.!a1;eJ H. U., ai. 21 years, 1G97 ; narricd Susanna 
"\Mril.uru. His churcli records, now in poesession of Hun. Samu>-1 
Chesley Adams of West Newfield, Me., contain this quaint entry : 

"April 14, 1723. On a fair Sunshiny Lord's Day, my hifant daughter, 
born oa the fifth day of tlie week (Thursday) the eleventh day of the sec- 
oiii'. month (April) about half au hour past six in the morning, was, after 
the luime of lier father's Godly mother and her own graudniother, baptized 
Avis Adams." 

Also in Sibiey'b Harvard Graduates, page 504, 1 £nd traTiscribed 
from Sevrail's diary a letter from Hugh Adams, written to his bro- 
ther John, siiop-keeper in Boston, dated Charleston, S. C, Feb. 
2-3, 1G09-1700, annoiuicing that their "precious godly ^Mother 
Avis Adams departed y' Life Oct G''' last." She died of the yellow 
fever. 

In the City Hall records, Boston, I found among births : 

"Jane, daughter of John Adams and Avis his wife, b. Dec. 24, 1G36. 
Ann, '' " " " " " " b. Feb. 21, 1C83." 

I therefore infer that the three brothers, Hugh, John and l:sL\t- 
thew, may have been children of this same John and Avis — the 
n:inio of Avis being uncommon at that early period. \^ o know 
that Hugli was born in 1G7G. No record has as ; et been found oi 
John excej^t as a " shop-keeper in Boston," February, IGOO. Mat- 
thew's birth is not found, but he married, Nov. 17, 1715, Kathe- 
rine, daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (WhafF) Brigden, at 
M hich time his age must have been at least 20 (possibly 24) , mak- 
ing his birth about 1690, or 1G94, probably after the birth of the 
sifters Jane and xVnn. He died March 2, 1747-1748. 

In the Boston City Hall records of marriages I also found : 

" Anne Adams m. William Play by Samuel Willard. Feb. 13, 1706 ;" also 
** xVime Play m. Wlliam lugs by Beiijamin Colmaa, Sept. 23, 1714." 

Was not this latter v::dow of the above William Play, conse- 
quently Anne Adams by birth? For I iind in Jiridgman's King's 
Chapel ^Memorial, page 217, that " Dr. Barnabas Binney wrs son 
^'f Capt. Barnabas Binnev .... and wife Avis, daughter of ^^ ii- 
iiani Engs, Bo.- ton," probably named Avis for her grandmothev 

^/' An artT'.e on tlie " DoJconaaiits of Matthew A(lfun«," by the hte Eon. Tinjothy 
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Avis Aflams. Cnpt. TUnncy left tla-cc cliiklrcn : Avl-', tlio sccon.l 
■\vilb oi' Isicliolas Brown, of rrovIdiMice (see Jjcokwith'h Brown Gcu- 
eaJo.iiy, pr.ge 6) ; Anne (probably naixicd for her <;r;indniot!ier 
Anne), wdio married Siunuci Anthony of Providence, li. 1. ; au-l 
Dr. Ixivnabns, who married ^Maiy, daugliter of Henry AVuoJrow of 
New Jerj?ey. 

In the City Hall records of deaths I also found : 

"John Atlams (Maltster) died Nov. 2'^ 170-2."' 

?ray not this be tlie husband of Avis, who die<l iu Charleston, 
1699, and also the John, son of Alexander, mentioned in Savage 
(vol. i. p. 8), as born Feb. 20, lG52r Another John Adams, son 
of the first Henry, born near the same time, namely, July 14, 
1652 (Savage, i. 10), may have been her husband, but this is nnt 
60 probable!^ Little is known of tlie latter John Adams. He 
is supposed to have returned lO Eng-Iand ( Th<'y<ir ^hmoriaU p. 37 } , 

Alexander Adams of Boston, a shipwri;;lit, Ar. Co. 1652, mar- 
ried, it is said, ^^lary Cofiin, sister of Tristram, first of XauLtickct, 
daughter of Peter Cofiin of Boston, near Plymouth, co. Devon. 
She came in 1642 with her mother Joanna and ))rother Tristram to 
New England. Joanna died in 1661, x. 77. Alexander died .Jon. 
15, 1677, a?. 62. The children of Alexander and Mary were : 

Mary, b. Jau. 19. lGi5-6; Susanua, b. May 14. ]C-!8 ; John, b. Feb. 2'^^, 
1G52 (Boston City Hall records); Samuel, b. May 7, 1G5G; Susuuriu, b. 
Feb. 21, 16o8; Elizabeth, b. Oct. 1, IGGO. 

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A YANKEE PRIVATEERSMAN IN PRISON IN ENGLAND, 

1777-1770. 

Commuaicated by William Richard CuTTtii, of Lexington, Mass., with Notes. 
' '•*• (Continued from vol. XXX. page 352.) 

[1778, May.] Saturday, IGth. This day INIr. Duckett and Mr. John 
Temple* came here to see us, and told us he was goins: to America, and 
would deliver any letters we should send by him. The same day Mr. 
Lashire^ being a little in liquor, struck the doctor and cook, and was by the 
Agent's orders put iuto the Black Hole. 

Sunday, 17th. Rainy weather. 2dr. Manning aud Leger remain in ths 
Black Hole ; nothing new this day. 

Monday, 18th. Clear weather. There have been various accouuts 

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> Mr. John Temple— perhaps Sir John Temple, the well kno'vn son of Roliert Temnic, 
E.so., of Ten Hills. Mass., ei-vith buroiiLt, and also a tiaronet vx' Nov;, 'iw\].u—V ide Whic- 
niore's Pt-U.jree of thj Tempi-? Funulj/, an'e x. 7o-7; Blood's HiU. Temple, -V. P., ■•ii\ 

* " La>hiie," in ori-inal— Lejor. tindoiihtediy is monit, Edward Lei;'--!-, '.(■•urenunt. cT-the 
Hornet, helonirin<^ to Marvland— see Roll and Li-st ot" Otticors ai-pi-stde 1— cvniniitrL-d to 
Forton Prison, Oct. 1.3, 1777. For fnrtiu";- inonfion of his e'jnrinoni-nt in Black Hole, see 
entries ot" Journal, for M:iy 17, and June 7, 177S. Mr. " Lagoar" oiiccted his esrar-e from 
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nn'Mit Biii-i^oyne's army being enlisttnl into our service ; but uow the Geue- 
'r;>l iias come hiuu-Lh lie b.u contrailictcd all, t^;c. 

Tu-silay, rJih. This day we had a man die in the hospilu), about eight 
o'clook ill the inorninpj. IMr. Wreuii and INfr. Duckett came and paid ii? 
our money. ]Mr. ?.Ianuing carried very bad into the lio>pilal, out of the 
}>l.K-k Hole. 

Friday, 2id. There has been uotliing remarkable this some tin:e pust. 
'We are in some hopes that some oi' us uill go home when General iiur- 
povne goes for America ;* but how that will be, we know not. Fine weather. 

May 2od. We liave a particular account of the killed and wounded, and 
taken prisoners, since the v/ar first began, bolongiug to the British services 
now under General Howe : 

killed. voun()i?d. pri«oneij. 

380-1 1102a 1UU4B Total, 29— 9G0 

Clear and moderate weather. Prom London Gazetted 

iSnuday, 24th. Moderate weaflicr. This evening about ten oVlock tliere 
was -x hole fouud out iu the ofuccrs' apartment; whicli the drum was ovuer- 
fii lu beat to arms, v.beu all Portsmouth a.nd Gooport were in an uproar, 
p'ive pounders a pderity to be seen, exT) :'ctiiig us out. 

^Monday, 25th. Nothing remarkable this day, but weather very nee. 

Tuesday, 28th. ilr. Tvrenu and Mr. Duckett, Esq., came and paid us 
our money ; uo news about us. 

Wednesday, 27th. Clear weather. Last night Jolm Crow^ niada his 
escape throuL';h the necessary, and got otl" clear. He v/as boatswain of the 
O'iver CroQ!\v(,'Ii, privateer. 

Thursday, 2Sth. Mr. Wrecn came up here and told u^ that the French 
liad laid siege to Gibraltar,'* &c. ; no more at present. 

Friday, 29th. Nothing remarkable this day. 

Saturday, 30th. This day all the otficers are put upon half ailoTrance 
till they tell who made the hole. Likewise the militia came to do duty 
over us, iu the room of the old fogiies [fogies?]* 

Simday, 31st. This day very tine. All the officer-, continue to be on 
half allowance ; and now we rdl begin to grow uneasy oi our exchange. 

Monday, June 1st. We have the news of a large fleet that's sailed 
from France for America ; likewise a large fleet from Spithead, to insult 
ihem if they should come across them. But I am afraid they came otf by 
the lee.* 

Tuesday, 2d. This day Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Duckett came and paid ns 
our money, and he likewise says there is a ship arrived at Spithead from 
America, which brings an account of General Howe's troops laying their 

' Conjrrcss consented to Burgoyne's return to England in the sprin.:? of 1778, on conditioa 
tl'at he would return to Ameriea, and abide tlic fate of the rest of tii3 armj", 'ihouid tiieir 
ciiiii.irUntion continue to I'O prevented. 

' Tlic:e fi^'uros are transcribed as pivcn in the oriijin.d of the Journ.i!. We liave as ret 
^o^M uuiibU"^ to contrast them ^vith tbe prior authority. 

'' J<-'hn Crow, txjatswain of the Oliver Croniv.ell, privateer — name not mentioned in Roll. 

' See rine to Journal, entry for Api-il 30, 1778. 

* l!riti-li i:;irrisons were augmented by companies of invalids, in 1777 — "ide Toxcn aid 
Cowifnj Maqazine, for that year, page 331— and Forton Prison was guarded probably by 
"";!"' "f tlu't character, as ever}'- available abIe-l>odied man was then needed at the front. 
f r f.r servile in the navy. Iu Fraidclin's de.-cription of Portsinoutl', Eng., in 17"20 he stat- 
t ' '-J,"^ ^-''^^rison to lie "ten thonsnnd in war time ;" at present "at'out one hundred inv-a- 
'ids" ,S:c. Ten or twelve old invalid marines, who were unfit for active bcrvice, formed a 
j>:irt of the fnurd of the Jersev prison-^hip,— Foy"? Adr?H(urcs, p. IU. 
..,' ''"^' f'sach 111 et for America, w.is that of D'E-taincr. which sailed from Toulon, A^^r. 
i^'}rrTUler,uiri's Mag. for 1778, p. 237— aaJ appeared olfthe Delawm-c, July 5, 1773. 



20 A. Yanlee Privateersman in Prison. [Jan. 

nims ;' lilvcwiso an embargo is laiil on all vessels and boats from and to tun 
Lai-lior. 

M ed:ic:<day, yd. "VV^e cxj>ect a nund^er of French prisoners lieze eTcry 
day. Every building is lltting u[) for that purpose. Isothing new. 

Thursday, 4ta. Clear wcatlier, and out of all Jiopcs of going home. 
Friday, oth. This day our clothes were mustered to see wliat we stood 
in need of. Likewise we have the news of some of our Continental frig- 
ates being taken, and one blown up.* 

Saturday, Gth. This day Mr. Manning came out of the hospital, and is 
released from the Black IIolc^ 

Sunday, Vth. Fine \veather. This day J.Ir. Leger came out of the 
Black Hole.^*^ The newspapers give us an account of great riots and mob? 
tkroughont England. The militia are laying down their arm<5 in several 
parts^ here. Likewise the papers give us an account of an e::ichauge of 
English prisoners, in France, for us here in England, and that the car-iel 
was certainly settled. 

Mondaj', 8th. It is reported here that General Howe lias r.rrived jjere 
m Engl.-ind, nnd has brought some disagreeable news ; and that the troops 
had hud down their arms, on account of the terms oii'ered by Howe, was 
not received. Out of all hopes. 

Tuesday, 9th. Mr. A\'renn and Ivlr. Duckett came and paid us oi'.r 
money. It is contradicted to day of General Howe's arriving, but is on 
Ills passage for P^ngland. Nothing more at present. 

Wednesday, lOth. Fine weather. There have been a number of pri.von- 
ers been expected here from ou board the guard ship at Splthead ; but they 
are stopped : some say, till we are gone. But when that v/ill be I can't tell. 

Thursday, 11th. Clear weather, "but no news. 

Friday, 12th. Fine weather. Great talks of our being exchanaed. 

Saturday, 13th. Clear weather and little news. Our cfiicers'sent out 
to get some beer, and after the beer came the otticer of the guard sr^id it 
should not be sent in ; at which Captain Murphy sent him a letter, telling 
him he would be glad of the money or beer ; but on refusing, there was a 
very insulting letter sent him, which he made a ' audle of, and the matter 
was laid before the commanding officer of the militia, which made great 
disturbance. No news at present. 

Sunday, 14th. Being clear weather and no news, but a disturbance aris- 
ing concerning the lettt:r sent the otEcer. 

Monday, 15th. Fine weather. Two of our otTicers, Capt. Murphy and 
Capt. Chew, were examined by the Agent concerning the letter, and 'were 
ordered to be locked up at six' o'clock, and ail the rest of the oilicers ; and 
by their making of it known, we were allowed to stay out the usual time. 
In great expectation of being released soon. No more this day. 

Tuesday, 16th. This day very line. Mr. Wrenn and 3Ir. Duckett came 
to pay the men their money, when all of them were ordered to bring their 
coats, and those that had coats received their money, and those that had cot 
had none. Great cord'usion concerning the letter to the otheer. Nothing 
new concerning us, &c. 

Wednesday, 17th. Cloudy weather. Nothing wanting, but everything 
but the ofhcers being locked up at six o'clock, and the men^out till the' usual 
hours. No news about us. 

[To be continued.] ... 

^ See enhy for June 8. follo^vin?, &o. 
The Rand'^lph American tViirate, on a cruise from Charleston, was blown np rlnrinii an 
enga?&ment with the Yarmoiith, 6i, March 7, \"^.— VUlc Registeh, xxiy. 30 1, SUo, n«a. 
•» See note tu Journal, entry for Mur. 7, 177S. 
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NOTES ON AMERICAN HISTORY. 

By the Rev. Edward D. Neill, President of Macalestcr Colkgc;, Minncapr.lis, Minnesota. 
[Continued from vol. xxx. page 418] 

No. XIII. 
Tun ViKGixiA Lotteries. 

A FRIEND of Sir Dudley Carloton, on February 12, 1G12, wrote, 
"There is a lottery in hand fur furthering tlie \ ir^inia voy- 
age, and an under company erecting for the trade of the licrniudas, 
%vluch have cliangcd their name twice within this montii, facing first 
cln-istened Yirginiola, but now hitely resolved to be csdled the Sum- 
ner Islands, as well in respect of the continued temperate air, as in 
rcmembrauce of Sir George Summers thnt died tiicre." 

Howes the Chnmicler alludes to the lottery in t'iiese ^\'o^ds : 
" The King's Majesty, in special favour for the present plantation of 
English colonies iu Virginia, granted a liberal lottery in which was 
contained five thousand pound in prizes certain, besides rewards ot" 
casualty, and begau to bo drawn in a new built house at the \Vest 
End of Paul's, tiie 29th of June 1612. Out of which lottery, for 
want of filling up the number of lots, there were then taken oat 
and thrown away three score thousaud blanks, without abating any 
one prize, and by the 20th of July all was drawn and finished. Tnii 
lottery was so plainly carried and honestly performed, that it gave 
full satisfaction to all persons. Tliomas Sharplisse, a tailor of 
London, had the chief prize, viz., 4000 crowns ii fair plate, which 
was sent to his house in \ ery stately manner." 

Herbert states that the Grocer's Company ventured £62 15s., and 
won a silver salt and cover valued at £13 10s. Aubrey writes that 
the father of Ogilby, the author, at this period was in prison for 
debt, and borrowing some money of his son, purchased a ticket 
which drew a prize, enabling him to extricate himself from his 
debtors. 

Early in June, 1616, Sir Thomas Dale arrived in London with 
Pocahontas, and collections Avere directed in the dioceses of Eng- 
land for a churcli and college in Virginia, and a lottery was granted 
for the general benefit of the phintaiion. The following, fn-m the 
loaders of the Virginia Company, is among the records of the city 
of Salisbury : 

Whereas the Royal, most excellent Majesty, under his great seal of Er^;- 
land, authorizes the Virginia Company for the settiug up of a lottery for 
tiie benefit of that Plantation. 

^^(• li\^ virtue of said grant do earnestly pray and desire you il' Mayor. 
^A" iJfcorde:-, and the Aidermen o£ the City your brelhren to be assistants. 

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to our (U»i)i!tios Giibrii.'I B;ii'l)ei' und TiOtt Pcort- buin:^ also meniber-! of our 
C'uini);uiy, to wIimiu, for tin; iipprovcd ti'ial wliirfi \vu Jiuvu of tlicir care and 
suiliciency, we lia\'e cominitted the inaiKigPiiierit of a ruuiiiiig lottery to be 
kept iu tjiat, your City of Salislmry. rf((uestiiig so much more earnestly, 
ycair furtherance therein, for that it ii for so good a Avurk as the u[)holiiing 
of that l'lautati;)ii whirh we have now irrcat lioj)o and greater than bi-fore, 
shall stand and llouri.-di to the honor and benefit of t!ie realm. 

And although we are well sati.~liL>d of the.se men's integrity, and lave 
already given thera an oath for their just and truu dealing in this em^doy- 
■ment, with all men, yet to satisfy you and the world in the most exact uuui- 
ner that may, we desire you to receive the key here enclosed, of the prize.s 
and to see tlit-ui mingling of them with the blanks, and appoint one or two 
of your City, men of care to lock up and open tlie same every morning and 
evening, and permit a child who shall be allowed for his pains, to draw out 
the lots for all that adventu'-e, as shall those we employ not be su.-jjceted 
o[^ jiopularity who shall only pay out those prizes that shall be drawn, and 
yourselves bo encouraged if they shall so desire to give theru your testi- 
mony of the said proceedings. 

In so doing both ourselves shall Lave great cause to thank you. and the 
Pliiutafion to :ickuowledge your los'e and kindness towards the same. 

And so we bid you very heavLy farewell. 

From Londan, 11)'^ of December, IGIG. 



E. Shf.ffulLD 
Pembroke 

H. SoUTHAJri'TON 

"Will. Paget 
Thomas Cavendish 
Thomas Smytu 



Jo. Danvfrs 
Edwin Sandys 
Dudley Digges 
John "WnoxHE 
RiCHAUD Maictyx 
Jo. Wolstenuolme 



YiEGES'iA Slavehcldeks, Febeuary, 1625. 

Owner. Place. 

Capt. W. Peirce, Jamestown, 

Sir George Yeardley, " 



Negro. 

f Angelo, woman, inlGlD. from ship 
\ " Treasure." 
Five men. ■•■ ■ ■ ' ' 

Three women. 
" Edward. 

Four men. 
Wariscoyak, Antonio, arrived in "James," 1G21. 
" " " Mary, " 

Capt. Francis West, Elizabeth City, John Pedro, a. 30, in '• Susan," 1623. 
Capt. Wm. Tucker, " '• Antony. 

" " " •' " Isabel his wife. 

William their child, baptized. 

Total of « Negors," 20. 



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Abraham Piersey, 
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IIOLLIS, XEW IIA^rPSITIRE, I\ THE V.'AR OF THE 
liEVOLL'TiOX. 

y By the Hon. Sahukl T. AVop.CF.STr;.:, A.M., of Nashua, N. II. 

[Contiuucd from vol. x-i^x. inij'e liOS.] 

NU:MRER of IIOLLIS SOLDIERS THE SECOND YEAR OF THE "WAR. 

IX the year 1776, the ses^t of the war was removed from the 
vicinity of Boston to Canada and the state of Xevr-York. lint 
iQw of tlie re£;;iinental or conipnny roils of the trooj^s furni.-lied by 
Xew-IIampfchire the second year of the war are now known to exi.-t, 
or if still in existence, some of the most interesting and important 
of them, snp{)Osed to be in t!ie office of the Secretary of State at 
Wp.shinjrton, l)V the inhos])itablc rules of th:it ofiice are not accc.-f^I- 
ble to the liistorical inquirer. 1 have consef[uently, in these re- 
searches, iieen obliged to rely mainly ut)on the tovn recoids ar.'] 
documents for tlic names, number, terms of service and Avages of 
tlie Hollis soldiers in that year. 

It appears from these documents that fuur Hollis soldiers enlisted 
iu the detachment of troops imder Gen. Arnold, who Avith so mucli 
privation and suffering mn.de their way through the forests tu (Que- 
bec by the way of the Kennebee Iviver, in the winter of 1775-G. 
!Minot Farmer, one of these Hollis soldiers, \\ho had been a ser- 
geant in the Hollis company at Bunker Hill, was taken prisoner in 
tlie assault on Quebec, and died in captivity. 

In the year 177G, and afterwards, till near the close of the A\ar, 
Xew Hampshire ilirnished three battalions of regular troops, knnivn 
as the first, second and third X. H. Continenial regiments, com- 
manded severally by Colonels Cilley, Hale and Scammel. L>r. 
John Hale, and his son-indaw Jonathan Poole, were respectively 
surgeon and assistant-surgeon, of the first X. II. regiment, from 
177() to 1780. The private soldiers in these regiments were at fir^t 
enlisted for a single year. Besides the surgeon and his assistant, 
Hollis furnished to these regiments 21 men, including officers, a 
part of whom enlisted in the first Xew Hampshire under Col. Cd- 
ley, the rest in the third under Col. Scammel. The histjry and 
doings of these regiments, and of their gallant colonels, are t to 
lamliiar to our renders to need or permit comment here, liie 
private soldiers from Hollis in these regimerits were paid, t;y the 
town, .£2-l each for the year's service, or £2 per month. 

About the middle of July, 177(5, a regiment of X. H. Vohm- 
teers was enlisted to reCnfurce the army in Ciuiada, and placed r.n- 
der the command of Col. Joshua Wingate. In tlie third eom[);Miy of 
this regiment, of which Diinicl ICmcrson, Jr., of Hollis was captain, 
^'ere 2.j Hollis soldiers, supposed to liave been in service f<>r six 
months, and who were paid by the town £12 eacli, or at the rate 



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of £2 per month. Tu coiiecquenco of tlio successful retreat of the 

coutinoiiUil troops from Cauudii, tUirf rcghacat went no farther north 
tlian TiconderoiT.'V. 

Afterward-^, in tlie month of August of this year, the X. II. Com- 
mittee of Safety ordered that a small regiment of New Ilainpsliire 
troops, under the command of Col. Pierce Lon^:^, then stationed at 
Newcastle, should be recruited and its ranks filled. Near the last 
of 177G this reuiment was ordered to Now York to the defence of 
Ticonderoga. In its tldrd company, commanded by Capt. Timothy 
Clements, were 12 lloUis soldiers, who were paid by the town £12 
each, and supposed to have served six months. 

Near the last of September, 177G, another regiment of X. II. 
Volunteers was enlisted, commanded by Col. Xaluim Baldwin, to 
recnforce the continental army then at White Plains. In the sec- 
ond company of this regiment, under Cai)t. ^\ illiam lieed, wei'C 
21 Ilollis soldiers. They were paid by the town £5 7s. each. It 
does not appear how long they were in the service, but probably 
some kss than three months. 

In December of this year, another Xew Hampshire regiment was 
raised to reenforce the army in Xew York, commanded by Col. 
David Oilman. In the second company of this regiment, com- 
manded by Capt. AVilliam Walker, were 14 Plollis soldiers, sup- 
posed to have been in the service two months, and who weie paid 
£4 each by the town. 

In addition to the foregoing lists, it appears from the report made 
by the selectmen of Ilollis to the legislature after the war, that 4 
other HoUis soldiers served for some months in the garrison near 
Portsmouth, and were paid £4 10s. each. 

It appears from the foregoing data, that in 1776 Hollis furnished 
soldiers for the army as follows : 

For Arnold's Expedition to Canada ... 4 
In tlie 1st and 3d X. H. ContiaeDtul Regiments .23 
lu the Eegiment of Col. Wiiigate . . .25 

In Col. Long's Regiment . . . . .12 

In Col. Baldwin's - 21 

In Col. Oilman's " ..... 14 

Garrisons at Portsmouth ..... 4 



Making in all the secoml year of the war, 103 or nearly 

one iu twelve of the whole population of the town. 

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HOLLIS LN 1777, THIRD YEAR OF THE WAR. 

JFrom the town records : 

" Annual Town Meetintj, March 3, 1777. 

•" Votnd and chose for Committee of Safety, Capt. Xoali Worcester, En- 
sign Stephen Ames, Capt. Daniel Keudrick, Oliver Lawrence and Jacob 
Jewett. Also 

" Voted, That we will stand by the Committee of Safety and defend 
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THE HOILTS QUOTA OF COXTINKNTAT. SOLDFERS. 

Cnder tlie nets of Congress reorganizinix the comincutul army for 
1777 and the yetirs following, Now Hampshire was rcfiuhx-d to fur- 
nish three regiments of regular troops to serve for three years or 
during the wTir. The uuniber of men to be furnished by the several 
town^ in the state was allotted to the respective regiments of the 
state militia in proportion to the number of the enrolled mibtia in 
each town. The number required of eaeh town was called tJic 
town's "quota," and it was made the duty of the town to keep its 
quota constantly filled, in tiiis apportionment the number of conti- 
nental soldiers set to Hollis was ihirfy ; and this number continued 
to he the Hollis quota till near the end of the war. It i< shown by 
the " Jvcturn " of Col. ^.loses Nichols, the commander of the regiment 
of militia to which Hollis was attached, made cu'ly in 1777, that rtic 
30 soldiers allotted to Hollis were enlisted in the spring of that year, 
•iO of whom enlisted for three years, and the remaining 10 for eigiit 
months. 'LVeuty of them were enlisted in the first N. H. regiment, 
under Col. Cilley ; the rest, with one exception, in that of Col. 
iScam.mell. 

From the town records : 

" Special Town Meeting, April 2, 1777." 
'•■ ^' The Holies Quota for the Continental Army." 

" Voted To sive each man that shall enli?t for three years or duruig the 
war to make o'ut our Quota of thirty men. £4G, iuckuUng the Continental 
and states Bounty." 

" Voted To rai^e the money for the soldiers by Tax." 
'' Voted That the Selectmen shall give security to e ich man that enlists 
for the sum that is to be paid him liy the Town." 

It appears from the "Great Return" before referred to, made 
by the selectmen to the legislature after the war, that each of these 
men was paid £20 by the town, making in all £600. 

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PATRIOTIC PLEDGES OF HOLLIS MINUTE MEX. 

The original paper, dated May I.t, 1777, of which a copy is pre- 
sented belmv, is in the hand-writing of its first signer, Capt. licubon 
Dow, of the Hollis company at Bunker Hill. There arc ai)pendcd 
to it the autograph signatures of 47 Hollis "Minute 3len. ' At 
the time it was written, Gen. Burgoync, with his Hessian, tory and 
Indian allies was on his march from Canada to Ticonderoga, and a 
formidable British fleet was menacing the coasts of ^ew England. 
The document merits a place in this narrative as ex[»ressive of the 
fearful dangers to the country, then imminent, and also as a memento 
of tlie dauntless courage and patriotic devotion of its signers. 
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" Holies, May 15, 1777. 
*• "\Vlieic:u-. it ai'|).j-rs tlmt tlio eiieaiies of tlie United States of America 
are laying K^tly Plan in ttieir Power to ruin and destroy us, and it being 
hourly expected that a tleet aiid army will arrive iii soin'.; part of our coa.>ts 
in order to pro^-eeute tlieir wicked purposes, and we apprelii-nd it to bo the 
duty of all the lahaliitants of these states to bo iu the greatest readiness 
and preparation tu exert theiuselves in the Defeuce of this Country in this 
tinje of Danger ; AVherefore we whose names are hereutito sulj.scribed ('.o 
})romise and engage to equip ourselves immediately with arms, ammunition, 
&c., and be ready at a mimite's warning by inght or by day to go to and 
assist our Brethren wherever they may be attacke<l ; and upon an alarm, 
we will immediately appear on the I'arade at the JMeeting House iu 
Holies, and be under the command of such officer or otlicors as we may 
choose ourselves, or the major part of us, and that each of us will be {iro- 
vi;led witli a good horse iu order that we may the sooner get to the place 
attacked." 

TITE ALAini OF BURGOYNE's IN'VASIOX. 

^NTear tlie last of June of this ye;ir, on tlie receipt of the news of 
the advance of Gca. Burgoyne upon Ticonderoga, a company -was 
enlisted at Hollis, connnanded by Capt. Daniel Emerson, to aid in 
the defence of that place, in which tJiere were 50 Hollis '' Minute 
Men." This com})any, after a rapid march to Walpoje, X. 11., 
sixty-five miles, upon tlie receipt of some false reports from Ticon- 
deroga, was ordered to return to Hollis, wlicre it arrived on 'he 
4th of July. The next day the coin[)any had orders to march a 
second time for Ticonderoga, and having reached Cavendish, ^'t., 
one hnndred miles, upon licaring of the capture of Ticonderoga, had 
orders a second time to return home, and was disbanded on reach- 
ing Hollis. The wages of these men, for the time they were ab- 
sent, 'vere os. per day, and od. per mile for travel. 

- '• ' ■ HOLLIS SOLDIERS AT THE BATTLE OF BEXNIXGTOX. 

After tlie return home of the Hollis compam' under Capt. Em- 
erson, a second company was immediately organized, niostlv of 
Hollis men, of which John Goss was captain and David "Wallinn-- 
ford was lieutenant, both of Hollis. It appears from the return of 
Col. Nichols, and Hollis revolutionary documents, that inclusive of 
officers there were 39 Hollis soldiers in this company. The reiri- 
ment to which the company was attached was commanded by Col. 
^Nichols, and belonged to the brigade of Xew Hampshire troops 
under Gen. Stark, raised by the state to reenforcc tlie nortliern 
army after tlic captr.re of Ticonderoga. The eonipan\- marched 
for its destination on the 20th of July, and was discliaiged on the 
29tli of September, having been in the service two montlis and nine 
<lays. Thirty-lour of tlie men were paid l)y the town £7 each, 
making £238. This company was in the battle of ]jennin<'-ton," 
fought Aug. 16, 17 77. Tv.-o Hollis soldiers also served in the 
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Nine of tl'.e men in C:ii)t. Emerson's company nftcrwnrd.-^ enlisted 
in that of Capt. Gus^. Making the jtrojier deduction of that ninn- 
ber, it will a[)|)car that Ilnjlis in ] 777, for a part or tlie wiioio of 
that year, furnisiied 112diflerent eoldier.s — a number nearly eijual 
to one in eleven of it^ population. 

1778. RECRUITS FOR THE CONTINENTAL QUOTA. 

In Jaiuiary, 1778, ten men were lacking to fill the Ifolli:^ conti- 
nental (jnora, owing to the expiration of the time of service of tho:<e 
\vho had enlit-ted for eight months the year ])rcvIous. At a special 
town meeting, held on the 19th of January of thr.t year, to supidy 
this d(>ficienev, as appears by the record oi' it, it was " Voted, That 
the Militia (,)rti('ers. Selectmen and Connnittee of Safety agree with 
the ]\Ien to suppi}' the place of our Eight-Months ]Men as cheap a3 
thev can, and give the security of the town for their service in the 
Continental Army." One of these recruits enlisted in a ^latsachu- 
setts regituenL ; the remaining nine in the fir^t X. II. rcgiinent, fur 
two years, and each of the nine was [laid by the town, severally, 
from' £42 6s. 8d. to £50. 

At the annual meeting of the town in ]\Iarch, of this year, Capt. 
Noah Worcester was again chosen chairman of trie Committee of 
Safety, and the town '' Voted , That the Selectmen take care of the 
Cozitinenral Soldiers families if they stand in need." 

At a special town meeting on the (Jth of April, 1778, " Voted, 
To raise £830 to be levied by tax to pay the charges of our ten 
Continental ]\[en.'' 

In June of this year three ELolIis soldiers enlisted in Capt. Eze- 
kiel ^Vorthen's company, in a regiment conunanded by Col. Pea- 
body, raised by the state for the defence of Ehode Island. These 
men vreie in the service near sevt-n months, and were severally paid 
£t) by the town." 

" THE MOLLIS COMPANY TO RHODE ISLAND IN 1778. 

About midsummer of this year the state raised a brigade of troops 
for the defence of Rhode Island, conunanded bv Brig. -Gen. AVhip- 
ple. The first company of the regiment of Col. Nichols, belonging 
to this brigade, was enlisted in Ilollis. As appears by the returns 
ot Col. Nichols, now at Concord, this company, incki?ive of offi- 
cers, all from Ilollis, consisted of 43 men, and was conunanded by 
Capt. Daniel Emerson. The men were in the service, as shown by 
the returns, from the t)tli to the 28th of xVugust, and 42 of them 
were paid by the town £1 3s. eacli. It is supposed that the men 
or this company were all niounted, as it appears from Col. Nichols's 
n-port that they were allowed pay for the service of 43 horses at 
£10 tor each iiorse. 

It will appear frojn the forei,^oing data, that including the town's 
qijota of 30 continental sol, Hers, Ilollis, in 1778, had 7G men in 
tiie service for the whole or a part of tl.at year. 

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1S77.] The Star- Spangled Banner. 29 



THE STAE-SPANGLED BAXNER. 
Autograph Copies, Additioxal Vkksks, &c. 

Cominunicatcd.by Rear-Adniiral Geo. Henuv Prebi.e, U.S.N. 

X my paper ou the St;ir-Si)angled Banner, published in the Reg- 
ister for January, 1874 {ante, xxxviii. 40), I say a fac-simiic 
f^r a ]MS. of the son^^, publi.shcd in " Autograph Leaves of our 
Country's Authors," in 1804, was from a copy in the possession of 
the author's daughter, Mrs. Howard, of Baltimore. Subsequently 
to that publication, under date of April 25, 1874, Mrs. lioward 
w rote me : 

" I do not think I ever had an autograph of the Siar-Spangled Danner. 
?-Iy f;ilIi<_T gave his children, from th<;; time tliej could speak, the habit of 
committing poetry to memory, and in that way only has the song been pre- 
served to me. Except in one or tv,o words, Mr. Keini's version, as you 
have it, is the one I have ever remembered." 

Henry ]\Iay Keim, Esq., of Reading, Pa., after reading my paper, 
nnd?r date of Jan. 8, 1874, vrrote me : 

" You say a fac-simile of Mrs. Howard's copy of the Star-Spangled Ban- 
ner wds made for the Baltimore Sanitary Fair in 1864. A fac-simile Oiviy 
copy was made for the benefit of the same fair in 1864, and I was under 
the impression it was the only one. I have searched diligently for the 
correspondence I had with my cousin Brantz jNIayer, who, with Mr. Ken- 
nedy, took a great interest in the fair, relative to the matter, but cannot 
fiud it." I . ■ •• ■. 1' >■■• ■ -^ • ■ • 

Thus we are certain there are in existence at least three autograph 
Copies of the song, viz. : 1st, the copy presented to James Mahar, 
and dated June 7, 1842, printed in the National Intelligencer and in 
my "History of our Flag;" 2d, the copy presented and addressed to 
Cren. Geo. Keim in 1842, now in the possession of his son, and 
which was printed in the Register for January, 1874; and 3d, 
the copy dated Oct. 21, 1840, a fac-simile of which illustrates 
this article. It was first published in fac-simile in the American His- 
torical and Literary Curiosities (plate Iv.) by John Jay Smith, ^yho 
stated the original was in the possession of Louis J. Cist. Ihii 
copy ditfers from ]Mr. Keim's only in the first line of the last stanza, 
\yl;ieh reads, ''And tchere is that host,'' instead of " Where are 
tne foes," as in the later autographs. 

^ A San Francisco paper says that the only original likeness of 
Francis Sr-utt Key is in tiie possession of his sister, Mrs. Turner, a 
r^.-Idont of that city, and that a lite-sized bust has been made from it 
*«n pia--tfr, which "is said to be a very successful piece of work. I 
h^ve a letter from Mrs. Turner's daughter, in which she says her 



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mother believes her portrait to be the onhj likoncs? of her fatlier 
from lite extant. I iiave, however, seen a youtliCul portrait of him 
in Col. Jkring's National Museum in Iridepcndence Hall, said to 
be an oHginal. 

I learn from a recent ne\vspa[ior that Samuel Sand.^, the prihtcr 
boy who fir^rt put the 6ong in type for the columns of the Bakimore 
American, is still living in a green old age. 

A recent letter addressed by Mrs. Caroline Purdy, of Baltimore, 
to ^SIis. Appleton, daughter of Col. Armistead, furnishes iw with 
the names of the makers of the flag which inspired Key** song. Mrs. 
Purdy says : 

"I take tlie liberty of sending you a few particulars about the Ibii [Furt 
]\[cTTenry]. It was made by my mother, iMrs. INIary rirk-.Tsiriil, awl f 
assisted her. r.ly grauihuothur, Reheccu Young, maih; th(^ first tlag of the 
Revolution under Gen. ^\'ashiugtOIl's directions, and for this reason my mo- 
ther was selected by Commodore ijarney and General Strik^-r (laLully con- 
nections) to ruake this star-spangled banner, which she did, being an exceed- 
ingly pnuiotic wonniu. T!ie Hag being so very large, my mother was obliij- 
ed to obtain permission from the proprietor of ' Chiggett's IJrewery,' which 
was in our r.eighborhood, to spread it out in their malt-house, and 1 rero.rm- 
ber seeing my mother down on the floor placing the stais. Afcer the com- 
pletion of the flag, she superintended the topping [i. e. hea<lingj of it, hav- 
ing it fastened in the most secure manner, to prevent its being torn away 
by bails. The wisdom of her precaution wa-^ shown during the engagement, 
many shots piercing it, but it still remained firm to the stafi. Your father, 
Col. Armistead, declared that no one but the maker of the fl;):: should mend 
it, and requested that the rents should be bound around. The flag I think 
contained four hundred yards of bunting, and my mother worked many 
nights until 12 o'clock to complete it in a given time. I would recall my- 
self to your recollection as a manager of the Agtd Woman's Home, v-dien 
you were here. I am widowed an<l childless, an I now find myself in my 
seventy-sixth year in feeble health." 

The flag of Fort ]\[cHenry was exhibited at the Centennial Exhi- 
bition in the Naval Department of the U. S. Government Building. 

The song having been inspired by a special incident, is not suited 
to all times and occasi(ms as a national song should be, and to sup- 
ply its deficiencies additional stanzas have from time to time been 
written. Notably among these is the following stanza written by 
Oliver Wendell Holmes, at the recpiest of a lady during our civil 
war, there being no verse alluding to treasonable attempts against 
the flag. 

" When our land i- illamiiif-ii with liberty's smile. 
If a foe from within strike^ ;i hli.>w at her i^lur}', 
Down, down ^.vith the traitor that dares t') dtiilo 
The dag of iier tsturs, and tlie jniLje of her stury ! -.& 

By tlie mi'di lUs unchalii'd 
Who our hirttiri^^'it huve ;u'ained, 
We will keep her hri^dit hbiX'iti forever unstained ; 
And the stiir-spauLdi'd l);\riher in triuni;)'! shnll wiu'e 
While the land of the iiee i.s the home utthe Israve. 



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Eminently appropriate to tlie present Centeunial times and the 
spirit with \\\\\c\\ Great Britain liari entered into them, are the f'ol- 
lowinij: !<tanza.-<, written fifty yeara ago, but which are known to lew 
of the present time. 

'• Bat husird he that etrnin ! They our Fuc.= are no longer ; 
ix), Kritain tlie riu;iit haii.l of Fiiendsliip extendn, 
And Alljiun's fair I'-le we heh(;M with allei-tiun, 
The laud of our Fathers — the land of our Friends ! 

lyonn;, long may ye tloiiririh, Coluiiibia and Britain, 
In amity titill may yunr cliilJien he loiind, 
And tlie Star-Spani;kd lianncr and Red C'roj:s together 
Wave free and triumphant the wide world around ! " 

Benjamin I\u^h, Esq., for whom they were written, and from 
whom 1 obtained them, writes me : 

" The circumstances under which these additional stanzas to the Star- 
Spangled Bainier tirst came to my hand were briefly adverted to in the Fre- 
faee to my edition of my fathers's book, entitled, ' Recollections of the Eng- 
lish and »eueh Courts",' published in London in 1871, where I then was. 
Tiie btaiizas were also puhllshed ; but that need not interfere in die least 
with your desire to insert them iu the second e'bi.ion of your History 
of the Flag, wherein I should say they would approi)riately come in. 
The name of the author by whom they were composed, was George 
Spowers, Esq., and this has never been published. I think it eminently due 
to him now that his name should be given to the public, consiilerini^ not 
oidy the beauty but tlie admirable sentiments of the stanzas. lie had seen 
in my hands a'manuscript copy of the original song, and asked me to lend 
it to him, which I did. A day or two afterwards he returned it to me v.dth 
these stanzas. I was quite a boy at the time, at school with my two bro- 
thers, at Hampstead, near London, while my father was residhi^' in London 
as minister of the United States. It must have been about the year 182-4." 



RECORD OF THE BOSTON COMMITTEE OF CORRES- 
PONDENCE, INSPECTION AND SAFETY, r .■ 
MAY TO NOVEMBER, 1776. 

Copied by permission of Samuel F. McCleaky, Esq., City Clerk, from the orisinal 
record-book in the arcliives of the City of Boston, Mass. 



[ContiHued from vol. XXX. page 444.] 

1776. ^ , 

July 21. [Page 21.] At a Meeting of the Committee of Correspond- 

ence, Inspection & Safety at the Council Chamber, July "21. 

M' Wendall in the Chair— 
Number of The Persons appointed to procure the Names of every Person 
rL;-sonsin jn their respective Ward, made return of their doings to tins Cum- 
iit to Lar niittee, whereby it appeared that there w-ere [ ^ ] Persons 

Arms. in the several Wards capable of bearing arms from lo to 05 years 

of age. 
M.\j' Bar- ]Maj' Barber & Cap' Proctor appointed to order and form the 
^^l^l'* several companys that may appear on the Common tomorro-.v. 
on y- Com- Voted, that in case a sutiicient number of I>Ien to answer the 
Eioii. req;iirement of the General Court, should not voluntarily inlist on 



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tV-^o'i ^^'^ morrow, the Coiiiniittce thon dniu^lit from the s»;\cial "Wards 
Votes :("■< to ''''^-'' i'«2i"sOiiS as lliuy apprchcud iiiuoL ouilublc to makeup such 
draughting dotlcieucy. 

"^*"- ^'ot♦:-d, that the Koll ho called over in tlie several Wards, which 

shall appear in the Coiinuon to morrow, at 11 O'clock, Forenoon. 
\ot(;d, that Coll" Jjarljer and Major Proctor bo desired to form 
the Militia when mustered, into a hollow Square, or Circle, a.'i 
they shall judge to be most proper, and when this is done that 
the Law for draughting a number of men be read, by M' Cooper, 
who must then acipiaint the several ^^'ards of the nund)er of men 
that appear, and that every twenty fifth man of tliem is to be \v.- 
listed, or in failure thereof jto be draughteil at the discretion of the 
Committee, after which he is to address [Page 22] the Body, in 
order to encourage their turning out freely in defence of the 
Rights & Privileges of their country. 
Li5U.fr,)eu \'uted, that ^dajor lieveirc, 3Iaj^ Barber, Caj)' Proctor, Cap' 
draugh*. Pulling, IVP Hoyer & M' JNIourtou be a Committee to prepare a 
List of suitr.ble Persons to be draughted, in case of any failure iu 
the I:.listment of the same to be Reported to this Conunittee. 

Voted, that this meeting be adjourned to to ^Nlorruw morning, 
8 o'clock. 
July 22*. The List of suitable Persons to be draughted for the Service 
in case a sufficient number is not enlisted laid before the Com- 
mittee. 

Adjourned to 3 o'clock in the afternoon of tomorrow. 
At a meeting of the Committee of Correspondence, Inspection 
& Safety, July 22*^, 3 o'clock, 
A dranght The Body having agreable to their desire been dismissed from 
be ruade*^ the Common, and required to attend again at this time — Voted, 
that the Committee wait till G. O'clock this Evening, and if the 
number required, being [ ] effective men, should not be enlisud, 
that the Committee immediately after adjourn to the Council 
Chamber, and then proceed to draught the number wanted out of 
/ the List reported by the Committee. 

Adjourned to tomorrow moriung 9 o'clock in the Forenoon. 
Jaly 23. Met according to adjournment, 9 o'clock A.M. The Commit- 

tee having made further enquiry [Page 23] with respect to the 
Comm- to Scotch Sea iNIen, M'' Gray, Cap' Mackay and ColP Barber were 
Coundl. appointed a Sub Committee to wait on M'' Bowdoin, President 
of the Council, and to lay the Evidences of the behavior of the 
Scotch Seamen before him. 

At a meeting of the Committee of Correspondence, Inspection 
& Safety at the Council Chamber, 

Cap' Proctor, appointed on the Committee to wait on the Presi- 
dent of the Hon'"''' Board relative to the Scotch Seamen in the 
room of Cap' Mackay — 

Adjourned to tomorrow morning, 11 o'clock. 
24. Wednesday, Septem' [siV] 24, 11 O'clock, A.M. Met accord- 

ing to Adjournment. 

Several Returns made of the Absentees on the late Muster Day 
laid before the Committee. 

3Ir. Constable Thomas directed to call upon the gentlemen who 
headed the several Wardj, on the late Muster Day, and to desire 
their attendance this Eveninsr. 



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1776. A«lj<)U!-iit.-(] to O'clock tlii.s Eveciing. t 

^"'^' "'■'• ,)i;lv 24. O'clock, met accorfliiii; to adjoiirnmpnt. -^ 

J(iliu Dette'i, ;i.i,fret,-al)le to lii.s dosiiv, was fiiniished with a Cor- | 

titicate siLnicil by the cUainnau <Sc clerk ior hii pivsing from h»;iK!e ^ 

to Pliila(l(.l|)liia. ^ 

Several (Toiitl.'inou wId iicailt.vl flui "Wards on tlic late Muster ; 

Day, attcuded, and laid tho rttiiiu of DeliiKjuents before the 
Co:r;uuttee. '; 

At a ;\[cetinrr of the Committee of Corrospotideiioe, lu.spectlon j 

"■^' <fc Safety at the Council Chamber, July IM, I 

Voted, that it is the Opinion of this Committee, that Cap' Mc- ' 

Daniel, in a Vessel of IM' Connors, may be permitted to sail frooi < 

hence without danc!;er to this or the other Stafes of America. ? 

Adjourned to the afternoon. | 

[Page "J4.] At a iMeetinn; of the Committee of Correspond- ; 

cnce, Inspection ^S: Safety at the Council Cliamtjer, July 2-3, 1770, ; 

The Committee attencled to receive ihe Returns of the Absen- \ 

tees on the late ^Muster day, and to exami:)e the same. 

Adjourned to tomorrow 11 O'clock in the Forenoon. ; 

At a. Meeting of the Committee of Correspondexice, laspectiou 
& Safety at the Council Chamber, July 2'>, 
„ ,. , It anpearin"; from one of the returns that Joseph Eustis &. 

o,i yf 'mq,. Samuel Harris neglected appearing in tlie Common on the iate 

•■\-rUiv muster of the militia of this Tovc^n, the followin<j Order was isr-ued, 
N-titied. yj^. 

To George Thomas, cdc of the Constables of the To-vn of 
Boston. 

You are required to Notify Joseph Eustis. ^Moses Carpenter 
and Samuel Harris, Mastmakers, that the Commir.tee of Corres- 
I pondenee. Safety and Inspection for said Town will sit at the 

Council Chamber this Evening, G 0' Clock, when said Persons 
may have opportunity to shevr cause, if any hey have, why they 
did not attend the muster of the Alarm & 'I raining Band Lists, 
on ilonday last, the :22^ ins', agreeable to a Resolve of the Great 
& General Court, and after due warning given them for that 
purpose. By order of the Committee of Correspondence, Sec 

Boston, July 26, 1770. Jonx Browx, Chairman. 

Adjourned to 6 O'clock this Evening to meet at the Council 
Chamber. 

Fryday Evening, 6 O'Clock, afternoon. Met according to 
Adjournment. 

M' Eustis appeared & made excuse for not [Page 2-5] attending 
in the Common the late Muster Day — he was desired to attend 
again on Monday next, 11 O'Clock, when the OHlcers of his 
"Ward, who complained, are to be present. 

At a fleeting of the Committee of Correspondence, Inspecilcn 
& Safety, at the Council Chamber, July 20, A.M. 
*sunl^- The Committee beinij informed that M' "William Skinner, ^v■ho 

fitu.ud3. lately went from this place to Hallifax, hadreturneU trom clience, 
M'' Constable Thomas was sent to him to require his attendance. 

INP Skinner attended, .and was examined as to the manner of 
his return, and what had been his coniluct si'ice he had resided at 
Ilallifux. Adjourned to 4 O'Clock in the Ai'teruoon. 

[To be continued. 1 
VOL. ZXSI. 4 



34 Kew Ilampshire in the licvolution. [Jan. 



SERVICES OF ^T.W IIA^IPSIIIRE DUEvIXG THE \ 

HEROIC AGE OF THE KErUBIJC. ;' 

A paper read before the New-England ni?toric, Genealogical Society, Dec. 2, 1874, 
by Elias Hasket Derhy, Ei(\., ot i!o^ton. 

rr^HE Scotch vrho einigruted from the ^ro^•ince of Ulster to New j 

X Hampshire and there" planted the settlement of Xutfield, ot wluc.i ; 

Londonderry formed a part, carried with them to America the same j 

intrepidity which thev and their ancestors had shown thirtv years I 

before at tlie siege of Londonderry and the battle of the Boyne. ; 

Their colony prospered. Theh queen bees were busy and sent | 

out new swarms. They jdanted new towns in western >sew j 

Ham])shire, Iklfast in Maine, Londonderry in Nova Scotia, Holder- | 

ness on the upper waters of the Merrimac, Peterborough, Duolm i 

and other towns on the hills of Cheshire, and Hillsborough. ] 

Their sons were trained in the forests and in the long wars with 
the French and Indians. Among them was Rogers, the celebratea 
parti/an, a man of herculean strength, who once drew r„ hignway- 
man fiom his horse on Hounslow Heath through a carriage windo%v, 
and took him prisoner into London. A brave man, but more loyai 
to the king he served than to his country. In the hrst tlurd of the 
last centu?y, and soon after this colony was j)lanted. John Stark 
and George Reid were born there. Trained in tb.e French wars, 
they were readv to take a prominent part in the Revolution. ^ Lach 
of them oro-anized a companv of minute men, and many of their 
solchers had ^Qi^ii service on 'the borders of Canada, and some at 
Louisburir. ^Vhen the news of the battle Hjf Lexington reached 
these hilh, a hiroe bodv of men marched at once to besiege Boston. 
Such was the reputation of Stark, that he raised fifteen companies 
for the first regiment, chietlv from the towns within the bend of the 
Mcn-imac, between Litchfield and Exeter. George Reid command- 
ed one of the companies, and at a later period became colonel of the 
regiment. Many of the troops thus raised were from the stock 
which settled Xutfield. A second regiment was raised by Col. 
James Reed on the hills of Cheshire and Hdlsborough, in part from 
the same stock. Col. Poor raised a third regiment m another por- 
tion of the state, and Col. Sargent, who had removed from (Glou- 
cester to the Granite State, raiccd four additional companies. , 

New Hampshire had then but 75,000 inhabitants, and London- ^ 
derrv, with 2,500, was the second town in the state. The troops | 
froin New Ha!n[)shire took their station near the eastern end of the | 
army which wound its coiL around Boston, from Chelsea tiirougti | 

Cambvid;j^e to Roxbury. - -p t t"^ I 

Col. Stark, with the first regiment, encamped at tiic Royah liouse ^ 

in Medford, the estate of a loyalist who had fled to England, a large | 



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brick mansion with fine n;ardens around it, in which I liavo often 
played whon a gchool-boy, and in which the box borders stuod 
ahnost as hii:h as my head. Coi. James Jicod, with his regiment, 
was stationed near Charlestowu'Neck, on the borders of the 'J'en- 
Ilills Farm. Its owner, Temple, had also left for Enghuid as a loy- 
alist, and there he made large claims for groves cut down by lebei 
troops. Here too have I played in boyhood on the breastwork.^ 
thrown np by our soldiers. 

On the 17th of June of the memorable year 1775, the re;;i- 
nients of Stark and Rccd were thus encamped within an hour's 
march of the battle-field of Bunker Hill, and both took j)art in the 
battle. The histories of Bancroft and Frothingharn, while they give 
us graphic sketches of the battle and some estimates of the numbers 
engaged in it from Massachusetts and Connecticut, give us no esti- 
mate of the number from Xew Hampshire, and we must deduce it 
from offi'Mr^l records and rc[torts, and otlicr reliable evidence, to 
give her the prominence to which she is entitled. 

On the 15th of June, 1775, there were ten companies in Iveed't3 
regiment, and on their rolls 48G names. I can find no record of 
the number at that time in Stark's regiment, but Gen. Dearborn 
was in the battle and commanded a company in this regiment. He 
wrote a brief sketch of the fight for the Portfolio in l>i\l , and tliere- 
in assures us that it had thirteen companies. The companies hi 
Keed's regiment avern2-ed over 48 men, and by tlieir average Stark's 
must have contained 630 men. 

On the 3d of July following, Stark's, Eeed's and Poor's regi- 
ments from New Hampshire report 1,5G0 names on their rolls, and 
1,200 men as fir for duty. This was after the loss of 93 men on 
the sev( nteenth by the regiments of Stark and Reed. From these 
data we may safely infer that on the morning of that day the effect- 
ive force of Stark and Peed was at least 900 men. 

Besides these men who marched to the battle-field of Bunker 
Hill before the fight began, New Hampshire had many sons in 
the regiment of Col. Prescott himself, who reached the field and 
toiled at the redoubt on the night before the battle. This regiment 
^vas raised in Pepperell, Groton, and other adjacent towns both ut^ 
Massachusetts and New Hampshire. AVorccster, the historian of 
Hollis, informs us that Pepperell and Groton, with HoHis, Rindge and^ 
Merrimac in Nev," Hampshire, formed part of the old townshi[) ot 
Dunstable, which was granted by Massachusetts, but subsequently 
divided by the line of S'ew Plam'pshire when that was deteruiined. 
'HiPftc towns were settled by emigrants frotn the same dir^trict, and 
were inclose afiBnity. Hollis bordered on Pepperell. Col. Prescott 
married the sister of Col. Hale, of Hollis. Capt. Dow, who conmiand- 
t^d a com[.any in Hollis, was a neighbor of Col. Prescott. and the 
records of his company of 59 men show that he Joined Prcr,cott"s 
regiment and marched with him to Bunker Hill, where ho lost eight 



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meu killed and one mortally vrouiided, out of the" 4.2 lost by , 

the %vholo regiment. ^A^orcester also states that ]7 nieii from Lon- i 

dondcvry, 11 from ^rtrriiiiac, G from Brooklino, and at least 16 { 

from other towns of Xew Hampshire l)esides IIolUs, v/crc in Pres- j 

cott's regiment, and lost two men killed in the battle of the ITth ; 

■of June. After a close analysis of the evidence, we niay con- j 

elude that more than one hundred men from the Granite State j 
inarched Avith Prescott to the field, and if we add them to those who 

inarched with Stark and Peed, we have a tliousand men from New , 

Hampshire present v.hen the fight began, besides the four companies j 

under S:n'gent, v.ho wci'e urgent to join their conxrados but were ! 

held back by Gen. AVard, and did not reach Cliarlestown Neck until | 

the redoubt wa^ taken. I was led at first to supi^ose that Xew ' 

Hampshire had not more ihan nine hundred in tlic iioid, when the | 

British advanced to the attack, out of fifteen hundred then on the | 

:ground : but the evidence I have discovered and rnalyzcd sho^.-s ! 

that when the British attacked there were less th.iu five hundred of I 

the original party of Prescott from Mtissachvisetts and Connecticut, j 

"with twice that number from New Hampshire, ready to receive the | 

foe. This evidence shows, however, that between four and five | 

hundred volunteers, cliiefly from Massachusetts, joined Prescott dur- \ 

, ing the fight, and sufficed to replace those who fell during the con- ) 

fiict or tlie retreat. Let us now fiillow Col. Prescott to the field. | 

I 

THE BATTLE OF BUXKER HILL. J 

• On the Ifith of June a report reached the Counr'il of V^ar at i 

I -Cambridge, that Gen. Gage was about to occupy the heights of ] 

^ Cha lestown, and the council decided to anticiiinte his movement. j 

' Late in the evening of that day. Gen. Ward, the commander-in- 

^ <;hief, despatched Col. I'rescott, of Massachusetts, with a thousi-ind j 

men to occupy Bunker Hill. In his detachment were included two j 

hundred men from Connecticut and one hundred from ISew 

'■ Hampshire. At a late hour this corps, preceded by its officers with i 

■*' dark lanterns, and followed by several wagcms with tools for in- 

'• trenching, very quietly crossed Cliarlestown Neck. Tliey took with j 

them one day's rations and a veiw small supply of bullets and pow- | 

■der. On their way they passed Bunker Hill, and by some mistake ! 

^^ of their engineer were led to Breed's Hdl, forty feet below it, and I 

iu close proximity to Boston, 'i'he engineer marked out a redoubt j 

eight rods square, and a short breastwork leading from the redoubt ! 

towards the Mystic. Beyond it \vas a lane north-cast from the | 

redoubt and forty rods distant from it. At the dawn of day the re- • 

-doubt and breastwork were unfiui>hed, but the troops had worked \ 

assiduously through the night : the works already furnished some \ 

protection, and the men continued to toil upon them although \ 

assailed with shot and shell from batteries on the opposite shore of j 

Boston, and with missiles from cannon in shi[.3 of war and lioating 1 

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hifterips in Charles River. Shell wore also thrown upon the sim.- 
niit of ]5'uikcr Jlill to prevent further intrcnciauents, and the caube- 
v/ay across Charlestown Neck was enfiladed by cannon in fioat- 
in^r batteries and in the Lively sloop of war, to keep back supplies 
and reinforcetnents. 

As the day advanced it became apparent that Gen. Gage desiirned 
to attack the new works. Eritijii troops were in rapid inotiouTand ' 

before noon a tlotilla of boats and barges conveyed a large body of ; 

troops to Moulton's Point in Charlestown, where they lamled under 
the protection of several ships of war. At tiiis time the troops of ; 

Prescott were exhausted by fatigue and hunger ; thev had lul)ored j 

assiduously and been long under hre. At the call of Gen. Putnam \ 

fur tools to fortify the eminence behind them, many left with the \ 

intrenching tools. Col. Prescott had> sent out panics to protect his \ 

right flank : he had also sent out a companv of artillery and an'.)Ther \ 

^ of infpntrv to gnnrd hi- left flnnlr, and these" had fallen back ; he then | 

despatched Col, Knowlton with four lieutenants and one hundred \ 

ancl twenty men from Coimecticut, to occupy a fence along rhc lano ] 

which \^({ towards the .Mystic, a low wall surmounted by ^vo rails. j 

Gathering the new-mown gi-ass which lav in windrows before them. | 

they suspended it from the fence and then carried the rails from the I 

opposite side of the lane to the wall, and interwove the 2rass be- \ 

tween the two fences, thus rearing a frail barrier auJiinst tlie buliet.s | 

and bayonets of the foe. At this time, savs Prescott in a letrer to \ 

John Adams, ''I had with me but one hundred and fifty men in the | 

fort." But the enemy halted at th.e Point and sent back for moro j 

troops, thus losing the most fixvorable moment for the attack. Col. j 

Prescott also, vrhen the landing was accomplished, sent :\[aj. Brooks 1 

to (Jambridge for reinforcements. Down to his moment Gen. \ 

U ard had sent no aid to Prescott ; doubtless lie had expected that \ 

Oen. Gage would not attack his redoubt, or would land at Charles- j 

town Neck and place his forces between it and the camp at Caui- | 

Drulge, and aim to bring on a general eniragement. This he was f 

anxious to avoid, as he had but five rounds' of ammunition per man | 

in his army. Gen. Gage was afterwards severely censured in Eng- j 

land and recalled for- not taking such a step, and Gen. Ward was 1 

imcertam what course to take until apprised of the landino- at Moul- | 

tl '\ T^\ ""^^ this time," says Bancroft in his vivicfsketcli of ] 

"e battle, "Prescott had remaining with him but seven to ei-lit j 

I'-undred men, xvorn with toil, watching and hunger; his flanks were 
unprotected, and he saw no signs of n;inforcements." ^^'e mav in^ 
/-•r from Prescott's letter < hat the historian's estimate of his forces I 

18 a high one, and must have included those who had fallen buck \ 

GeiW '"""'■ ^'^"^^ ^'^^ arrival of Maj. Brooks at Cambridge, 1 

ivT^'r P '''^ ''^ 0"ce ordered several regiments to march to tlie re- 
^i"-J ot 1 rescott, and among them the regiments of Stark and Kecii, 
-''^ close at hand. They were descitute of powder. Jt was too 

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valuable to be trustrd to now IcYies lu-itil they went into action. 
Stark's troops tnarclicd at once to tlicir arsenal, and each man re- 
ceived a spare flint, fifteen bullets and a gill cup of powder for his 
flask or horn. Their fowling-pieces have few or no btiyouets, and 
^A'ere of different calibres. A little time is lost in fitting or exchang- 
ing bullets, or in hammering them down to suit their guns. By 
1, P.M., the regiment of Stark is on its mareli, and is joined on its 
way by that of lieed, and they bear to th.e weary men under Pres- 
cott the important accession of at least nine hundred hardy troops 
in homcsjnm dresses, Avithout a cartridge and with few bayonets, 
- but with some experience in war under popular and veteran ofiicers, 
and they are fresh for the conflict. 

The Committee of Safety, AVashington, and the American histo- 
rian, all agree that the whole force of the Americans engaged in the 
battle did not at any time exceed fifteen hundred men. Bancroft 
mforms us " that tlie whole number of Americans on the ground i 
who crossed tiie causeway seasonably to take part in the fi<i,ht, ac- 
cording to the most solemn assurances of the ofricers who were in 
the action, to the testimony of eye-witnesses and cotemporarv in- 
quiries, and to^ the carefully considered judgment of AVashington, 
did not exceed fifteen hundred." 

If they are right in their conclusions, and if records mry be trust- 
ed, the two regiments under Stark and Heed, and the New Hamp- 
shire men under Prescott, whose strength we have given, must have 
formed two-thirds of tlie force in the conflict, and had tliere been 
any deficiency in their numbers, their energy, efiiciency and fresii- 
ness would have counterbalanced it. 

Should it be urged that there were volunteers from Connecticut 
and Massachusetts! under Little, Clark, Nixon and others, v/ho 
reached the ground before the retreat, it may be re])lied that thev 
did not more than replace those who fell in the combat. The his- 
tories of the battle give us estimates of the numbers from Massachu- 
setts and Connecticut under Prescott, and speak respectfully of the 
provincials, and in some places of the Xew Hampshire forces at the 
rail fence, but leave us to inter their numbers from their rolls and 
reports.- While I would not detract from the fame of Prescott, or 
those who fought under him, or from that of Putnam, ^Varren, Otis, 
Winthrop and Pomeroy, who volunteered their aid, I would brine: 
out in bold relief the numbers, cum-age and services of the sons of 
New Hampshire, who firmed our main strength in tliis battle. The 
honor and the character of such men is dear to their descendants, 
and, in the language of Webster, " forms a part of the regalia of 
the republic." 

Before 2, P.M.. Stark with his regiment reached the narrow cause- 
way which crossed Cliarlestown Neck, less than a mile from the re- 
doubt. His march and bearing on that day arc thus described by 
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"T\nien we reached Clinrlc^town Xeek mc found two reginicntd 
h.iltcd In coriScquence of a heavy enfilading; fire across it of round, 
l);u' and chain shot from the Lively frigate, from floating batteries 
anch.orcd in Charles river, and a floating battery lying in the river 
Mvtitic. ^Major ]\IcCIary went forward and said to the coniniandcrs 
tiiat if they did not intend to move on, he wished them to open and 
let our regiment pass. This was immediately done. JNly company 
being in front, I marched by the side of Col. Stark, who was mov- 
ing with a very deliberate pace. I suggested the propriety of quick- 
erdng the march of the regiment, that it might sooner be relieved 
from the galling cross-fire of the enemy, ^^'ith a look peculiar to 
himself, he fixed his eyes upon me and observed, 'Dearborn, one 
fresh man in action is worth two fatigued ones,' and continued to 
advance in rhe same cool and collected manner." 

"\Mien Col. Stark reached the battle-field, he observed the British 
troops, now reinforced, were pieparing to advance, and were mar- 
Ehalling a large body of light infantry and grenadiers to turn the 
left flank of the Americans. Col. Knowiton, with four lieuten- 
ants and his hundred and twenty men from Connecticut remaining 
with him, was posted at the south end of the grass fence. \\"\d\ 
his eagle eye Col. Stark saw at a glance the point of danger, and 
directed his men to extend the grass fence to the beach on the Tvlvs- 
tic, and rear a stone wall across the beach to the water, taking 
elones from the beach and adjacent fences. He then placed his large 
force in three rows behind the fence and wall, directing the first rank 
with the best marksmen to fire, and the second and rear ranks to 
load rapidly as they knelt upon the ground ; then stepping in front 
of his line he planted a stake sixty yards in advance of his fence, 
and returning to his men told them he should shoot the first man 
who fired before the British passed the stake. 

The American troops were now posted ; Prescott in the redoubt, 
"^^^th flanking parties on the right and behind the breastwork ; 
Knowiton at the southerly end of the rail fence, with his rnen from 
Connecticut, with a slough in the open ground between him and the 
breastwork ; and Stark with two re<dments extendins: from Knowl- 
ton s position to the water. 

Putnam, Pomeroy and Warren now cheer on the rnen to action. 
Prescott has tendered the conmiand to his senior officers, but they 
prefer to serve as volunteers. At 3i, P.M., British reinforcemciuii 
have landed, and Lord Howe has arrayed his men for the attack. 
He has placed on his right ten cimipanies of light infantry, and ten 
of grenadiers, the elite of the British army, sustained by large bat- 
talions of the 51st and 52d regiments to assail the grass fence 
and wall and attempt to turn the left flank o^ the Americans. 
On hi.-i left he has placed three battalions of the o8th, 4;3d and 
47th regiments, with two battalions of marines. Between his 
wingtj are two batteries of artillery to assail the breastwork and 



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fence as lie advances, ami lie moves onwarrl witli at least 3,000 
men. Lord IIowc, wvAx his brilliant staff around hira, is in 
full uniform, and in v.iiitc-silk stockings, as if for a bull, enters on 
the dance of death. Two British maps of the battle-field, drav.n 
<ittcr the fight, have been preserved and published. One niav be 
found in the Portfolio for 1817, corrected by Gen. Dearborn;" the 
otlier appears in Frothinghani's interesting liistory of the siege of 
Boston. One of these indicates not only the chief points and^'lines 
of defence, but also the position and name of each corps of the 
British troops. The British force now moves on through the tall 
grass, levelling or surmounting the fences as it proceeds— the gren- 
adiers and light infantry marching in single files twelve feet Spart 
toward the fence and wall, the artillery advancing and thundering 
as It advances, while five battalions, moving more^lowlv, approach 
the fence, breastwork and redoubt, forming an oblirpio line'. The best 
troops of England a^'sail the >v'ew Hampshire line, doubtless exnect- 
mg those half-anncd provincials in homespun clothes will fiy before 
tlie nodding plumes and burnished arms of the light infantry ,"and be- 
fore the flashing bayonets and tall caps of the grenadiers ;' but they 
remain behind their grass fence and wall as still as death, while the 
British deploy into line, and in their excitement fire a little over the 
heads of their foes, cutting the boughs of the apple trees behind them. 
They pass the stake pLmted by Stark, and then comes a fire so "in- 
tense, 60 continuous, so well-directed, that officers and men go down 
before U, or after a brief struggle recoil, leaving half theirline be- 
hmd them. Again they rally, again thev are met witli a similar 
fire of musketry. Xearly every officer and 'every aid of Gen. IIo\re 
is either killed or vrounded. Most of those brave grenadiers and 
liglit 'nfantry have fallen before the grass fence and die stone wall. 
Stark and Keed liave lost but ninetj'-three men ; but in front of tiie 
company fiv.m Derryfield, under Capt. John Moore, at the stone 
wall on the beach, ninety-six dead bodies of the foe are counted. la 
the memoir of Stark, published recently in New Hampshire by his 
grandson, it is stated that his forces were assailed by the Vv'^elsh 
Fusileers, a crack, regiment which had foaaht with distinction a<- 
Mmden ; that they entered the field at Bunker Hill 700 ^trono•, and 
the next morn but 83 answered to the roll-call. The W'elsh^Fusi- 
leers were the 23d regiment of the British line, the Prince of Wales' 
regiment ; at least two of its companies wore present, and f )U"ht 
and f-ell in advance, as they were veteran troops, and probably 
Stark s men saw their badges and gave their name to the attackino- 
force. Such was the havoc made bv the marksmen that manv ol" 
the companies lost all their men but four or i:\\Q. Gen. Ga-e is 
supposed to have underrated his losses at least a third, but in h's 
report of the battle he sets the losses in twentv of the flank compa- 
nies at four hundred and fifty men, and includes in his list the flank 
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i-]i l):is thus gone down before tlic marksmen of Xew ILimpsliire and 
tlif sinali force from Connecticut, the struggle has been most inten.se 
upon the beach, and but u few small parties of the grenadiers and 
light infantry are left to take part in another attack. The troop'^ on 
the British left have attacked tlic redotil't and breastwork where 
Prcfcott is in command, and his troops under cover. Twice have 
the assailants been mowed down by the well-directed fire of his 
troops, twice have they recoiled from the attack. Charlcstown is iu 
flames; some of the British have been driven back to their boats; 
cheers rise from the American lines ; the enemy has been rejnil^cd, 
the day is ours. But the provincials have no bayonets, and the 
enemy have heard the cry from the redoubt, " Our ammunition is, 
giving out." The British muster for a third assault. The grena- 
diers and liglii infantry have been nearly annihilated. The Xe\y 
Hampshire line cannot be broken. The British battalions with tho 
marines and artillery, and a few grenadiers who have come over as 
reinforcements, assail the breastwork, the redoubt, and right flank 
of the Americans. Few guns are h.eard on either side ; the powder 
has given out iu the redoubt. The fjritish rely on the bayonet ; they 
reach die eastern end of the breastwork. The artillery comes up to 
a point some forty rods from the grass fence, and rakes the line of 
the breastwork. They have penetrated at the weak point of the 
American lirie between the slough and the redoubt. They drive in 
the right ilank of the Americans and nearly surround the fort. They 
climb the parapet, and tlie bayonet is met with the sword of the 
the officer and the butt-end of the fowling-piece. Warren falls, and 
Prescott, after deeds of gallantry, gives the word to retreat. His 
gallant band, as they rush through the sally-port, receive a murder- 
ous fire from the enemy who have flanked the redoubt, and more 
fall in the retreat than in the battle. As the British enter the re- 
doubt, Stark's men urge him to assail their flank ; but Stark, with- 
out bayonets and with but one or tv\'o rounds of ammunition, re- 
presses their ardor, and the New Hampshire men retire uncon- 
quered, over Bunker Hill. There they meet a large body of 
provincials who have taken no part in the fight and thrown up no 
defences, and at the causeway encounter other regiments who ar- 
rive too late for the battle, and among them the four companies 
from Xew Ham[)shire, under Col. Sargent, who has during the day 
i>i-nt their rerpiests to Gen. ^^^trd for leave to join Stark and lieed, 
but receives his orders too late for service. With these men and a 
few rounds of amnmuition a little earlier, Stark and Keed might 
have turned tiie fortunes of the day. They bring off, however, their 
forces, who have held the foe at bay, who have twice defeated him 
and nearly annihilated his best corps, in good condition. Their 
t'hicf loss is in two -gallant officers, jSIajors Ivloore and McCIary, 
.'«'»h men of courage and devotion to the country. The voice of 
" V!'.^'"-^' has rung like a clarion through tlie ranks during the day; 
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The men from the granite hills under the separate commands of 
Stark :vj.d Kecd, return like victors iVoin the field. They h.ive held 
their ground until tlie redoubt was taken and tlie men of Massachu- 
setts and Connecticut arc retiring. Tiicy have {irovcd that the rc^'u- 
lar troops of England were not invincible. They ha\e taugiit thciu 
to respect the yeomanry of New England. 

A British letter after the battle, in commenting on the struggle 
before the grass fence and wall, says : " How could we penetrate? 
Most of our grenadiers and light infantry the moment of presenting 
themselves lost three-fourths and many of them nine-tenths of their 
men ; some had only eight or nine of a company left ; some three, 
four or five only." 'Another letter says, "It was the strongest post 
ever occupied by any set of men." Bancroft says, ''The lirtle hand- 
ful of brave men " (with Prescott) '' would have been effectually 
cut off but for the unfaltering courage of the provincials at the rail 
fence and the bank of the Mystic. They had repulsed the enemy 
twice, and now held them in check until the main body had left the 
hill •, not till then did the Connecticut companies under Knowlton 
and the New Hampshire soldiers under Stark quit the station Avhich 
they had so nobly defended. The retreat was made with more regu- 
larity than could be expected from troops who had been so short a 
time under discipline." 

Let it never be forgotten that most of the troops thus comm.cnded 
were from the granite hills of New Hampshire. Col. Sargent, 
who commanded the four companies tkat reached the causeway 
too late for the battle, strongly endorses this commendation, al- 
though he may not do full justice to the men of Connecticut, or 
volunteers who came up during the fight, when he thus writes : 
"The^e two regiments, Stark's and Keed's, . did all that was 
done 'hat day of anv consequence, although the fatigue party stood 
their orround better than could be expected after a hard night's labor. ' 
We must make some allowance for his sympathies with the Aew 
Hampshire troops, but he appreciated aright the coui-age, coolness 
and sagacity of the men and their leaders. He was a native of 
Massachusetts. 

THE PART TAKEX BY NEW nA:\rPSIIIRE IX THE CROSSING OF THE 
DELAWARE AND THE BATTLES OF TRENTON ^VND PRINCETON. 

Let me pass on to other important events of the Revolution, to 
the additional troops sent by New Hampshire to the siege of 
Boston when the Connecticut troops withdrew, and let me dwell on 
other victories won in great part by men from the hill-sides of 
Rockingham, Hillsborough and Cheshire, for which New Hamp- 
shire has not received the honor to wdiich it is entitled. The 
regiments of New HaTupshire had followed Washington to the 
South. The foe had taken New York, had overrun ]Scw Jersey, 
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nrmy was exhausted ; many troops liud left for their homes. The 
residue, hall-ch^d, lialf-fed, and wholly unpaid, vere anxious to 
reach their homes in the north. The sons of New llampsliire 
had dung to the father of their country, but their terms of service 
were expiring'', and they were ai)out to move homeward, wlien Stark 
appealed to their patriotism, and they again enlisted. lie reminded 
them of Canada and Bunker Hill, and offered to guarantee tlie 
arrears due them for eerviees, and thoy were ready for one hght 
more. It was then that Washington planned his campaign agahist 
the Plessiani!. Three expeditions were to cross the Delaware. Two 
were composed of troops from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It 
was 11 tempestuous night of winter ; a freshet had broken u{) the 
ice of the Delaware and im]ieded the passage. The soutliern troops 
declined to cross, but Washington had with him tlie Xew Hampshire 
regiments under Sullivan, and the regiment of Col. Glover from my 
native county of Essex. The men of Xew Hampshire had faced the 
chilling Uasts of the White Mountains ; they were not appalled by ice 
or suow^. The men of ]Marblehead had fished on the stormy banks 
of Newfouridlaud, the dangerous coasts of Labrador, had followed 
the seals over icc-lields, and struck the whale in the xirctic and Ant- 
arctic seas. They would not succumb to a southern storm, or to 
the ice of a southern river. Pushing aside the ice-blocks \\ith tlieir 
feet, they ferried "Washington across tlie Delaware. Wlien they 
marched for Trenton the men from New Hampshire were in front. 
Stark led the advance guard ; their path was marked by stains from 
bleeding feet ; their powder was wet by the storm, and bayonets 
Avere wanting ; but they rushed upon tlie cantonments of the Hes- 
sians, and took a regiment prisoners. History relates that a whole 
company surrendered to seventeen half-clad ai d bare-footed men 
under a sergeant from the granite hills, and were deej)ly chagrined 
wiien they looked upon their captors. With the same troops "Wash- 
ington by forced marches passed Coruwallis with superior num- 
bers, captured another regiment, compelled the British to evacuate 
most of Xew Jersey, and revived the fainting spirits of the corntry. 

TPIE BATTLE OF BEXMNGTOX. 

Let me allude to another conflict, most important in its results, in 
•which New Hampshire was the chief actor — the fight at Bennington. 

Confess had failed to recoOTize the c:allantrv of Stai-k at Cliarles- 
town and Trenton. It had psissed him by and appointed a junior 
officer brlii-adier ijeneral. Like most brave men he was sensitive to 
any slight or indignity, and at once resigned and retired to his native 
hills. But he was appreciated at home, and when Burgoyne came 
up the lakes with his Hessians and Indian allies, and sent his 
detachments across the New Hampshire Grants to sweep away 
the horses and cattle on the bank of the Connecticut, when ''Donald 
came pranking up the brae with twice five thousand men," his Pro- 



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vince called upon Stark to repel invasion, and tendered to him an inde- 
pendent command, lie at once responded. His former comrades 
who 'Nvcre not in the army left the harve.st-fleld and Hocked to his 
gtandaixl. Langdon, of Portsinoulh, tendered tlie means to e(julp 
them, and in less than a fortnight his troo[)s had reached the viciiuty 
of Bennington. Lieut. -Col. Gregg, of Londonderry, was in the 
advance, and reported a large body of Indians and Hessians in rrc)nt. 
Col. Warner, "vvho had been del<'ated by Fras(;r and ]vei(L^el, came 
in, and a clergyman from Massachusetts with liis flock also joined 
the New Hampshire militia, and was eager for the battle. 8tavk, 
after marching his troops several times around a hill to impress the 
Hessians with his strength, j)repared for aetiuu as soon as a storm 
which had set in was over. The enemy were a large detachment of 
regular troops well armed and equip[)fd, nearly equal in number to 
his own men. They occupied intrenchments defended by bayonets 
and cannon. Stai-k relied on neither; he had but one bullet-mould 
in his camp, and his men were busy through the night in casting 
bullets, or him.mering tliem out v/ith stones to fit the bores of tlieir 
£runs. At leniiih the sun shone out. Stark divided his little force 
into four parties, rushed upon his foes from four points at once, and 
killed or captured nearly their entire force. Within an hour after 
his victory he defeated anotlier large detachment marching to the 
relief of those he had captured, and took many prisoners. By tliis 
brilliant train of victories he cut off many of the best troops of Bar- 
goyne and the supply of horses and provisions essential to his suc- 
cess. The victories of Stark brought New England and New York 
to the aid of Gates and Schuyler, and Stark encamping with his 
troops in the rear of Burgoyne, cut off his retreat to Canada, and 
thus paved the way for his subsequent surjender, in effecting 
which the regiments from New Hampshire took Pc distinguished part. 
In the history of America there is no record of any victory of ir- 
regidar or half-armed troops over regulars, disciplined, and armed 
and defended by intrenchments, which compares wit.li this ex- 
ploit of Stark and his heroes from the Granite Hills. I have 
pictured to you the achievements of this State and of these Hills in 
which the Scotch-Irish race was predominant. The battles I have 
painted were among the most decisive of the war. 

The first taught our yeomanry that they could meet the disci- 
plined troops of England with confidence. The others revived the 
faltering spirits of the nation. The last insured the capture of Bur- 
goyne, vvdilch gave us the French alliance and secured our independ- 
ence. Are these achieven}ents of this people duly appreciated by 
the nation ? "Where are the monuments to Stark and Keed ? to 
jVlcCIary and ]\[oore, and other heroes who fought or fell in the bat- 
tles I liave pictured? Should not a colunui rise to record tlieir 
heroic deeds and their devotion to tl.eir country, like that reared in 
the ancient fortress on Loch Foyne ? Were they not the bulwarks 



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of civil if not of religious liberty ? Col. Stark, now recognized as a 
"cr.crnl of tlic llevolution, sleeps on the borders of the ancient towu 
of Londonderry. ., ,,. 

"BesiJc his p.ative silvery streaiTi ■■. ' 

The hero's relicii dcrp arc laid; 
No more of battle days liu'U dream ; 
Fame claims no more; her del it is paid. 
Yet o'er his grave her laurels bloom, 
And crowu with brightest wreaths his tomb." 



NOTES TO THE PRECEDING ADDRESS. 

Note 1. 

Gen. Gage in his official report of the battle of Bunker Hill says tlio 
light iufantry vrere directed to attack tlie enemy's left, " to take the rebe] 
line in flank, and the grenadiers to attack in front, supported by the .5th arid 
52d battalions." These orders were executed \^'ith perseverance und^jr a 
heavy fire. 

la Col. S'n'ett's plan of the battle, the grenadiers are represented in front 
of the New Hampshire troops on a line about se\renty yards distant f.vm 
the grass fence, followed by the oth and 52d regiments a little east of tlic 
slough between Prescott's intrenchments and the fence. On the same plan 
twelve companies of light ii;fantry are represented near the beach of the 
Mystic, with the numbers of their regiments opposite to each. At the head 
of the light iufantry is a company of tlie 23d. It is near the beach, and about 
eighty yards distant from the stone wall reared by Stark's regiment. In 
Gage's report all the British regiments are termed battalions. This term 
may be accounted for from the fact that a company of light infantry and a 
company of grenadiers had been detached from each regiment to serve on 
the extreme right ; the eight companies left in each regiment were conse- 
quently termed battalions. The detached companies v/ere on the riglit. as 
shown by the plan of Col. Swett and coutirmed by Grage's reports of the 
battle and of the losses of twenty companies of grenadiers and ligiit infantry. 
Beside these there were sixteen companies in the 5th and 52d regiments 
supporting them, and we may infer from a variety of evidence that t!;e 
thirty-eight companies comprised at least fifteen hundred men. A park of 
six pieces of artillery appears, on the plan of Col. Swett, advancing between 
the two flanks of the British forces a little in the rear, and nearly opposite 
the southerly end of the grass fence where the Connecticut troops were posted. 
The main attack of Lord Howe was upon the north end of the fl-uce to 
turn the flank of the Americans, and here his chief loss was incurred. 

A doubt has been raised as to the presence of the AVehh Fusileers in the 
battle, because they are not named by that title either in the plans or otiicja! 
reports. They were known in the olficial reports by the designation of the 
2od regiment of r,he line, and there is conclusive evidence that this regi- 
rci-nt was in Boston, and that a portion or the whole of it took a leading 
part in the battle. In the diary of Thomas Newell, of Boston, kept during 
the siege, and cited in Frothingham's history, page 3G4, it is stated that 
this regiment, the Welsh Fusileers, arrived iaBosto^n in xXugust, 1774, and 
encamped on Fort Hill. In Col. Swett's plan, above referred to, the 23.1 
53 marked at the head of tlie line. At page 13 of Col. Swett's history, it is 
stated that three companies of the "rVelsh FusUeers were in Boston before 

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the battle, and at pagv3 51 of his history ho states that the grenadiers of this 
reg^iinont lost I'll out eiijht mci) in the battle. 

The 2.3il, or Welsh Fa3ileers, was the Prince of Wales' rejjiment; the 
oth v/as Lo'tI Percv's ; the 52(1 was the Royal Irish ; r..ll the troops on tho 
British ri:^ht were the elite of tlie British army. Like tho guards at the 
present day, it does not appear tliat any flags were used in this battle, and 
it is stated by Col. Swett that •' Yankee Doodle " was played for the lirst 
time by the Americans on this occasion. . 

Note 2. 

Major IMcClary of Stark's regiment was killed after the' retreat by a 
chance grape-shot. He was one of the bravest and handsomest men in the 
army, of immense strength, six feet six inches high, well proportioned, and 
with a voice that rang through the ranks during the l>attle. Doubtless this 
voice and his aspect made some impression on the regiments halting in tlie 
causeway, when he called on them to move on or make \ray for New Hamp- 
shire. It has been suggested that some of Stark's regiment were detained 
by Gen. Putnam to fortify Bunker's Hill : but it appears by a deposition 
of Keuben Kemp, who accompanied this regiment, which is cited by Col. 
Swett in his history, that although Gen. Putnam did detain some of Stark's 
troops oa their way to the field to work on his entrenchments, in ten 
or fifteen minutes the drums beat to arms, and they marched with Gen, 
Putnam to the grass fence, and were present during the battle. The histo- 
rian Bancroft states that from the arrival of the New Hampshire troops 
down to the retreat, not more than four hu.ndred and fifty men reached the 
battle-field, and these were men who came up in companies, or parts of com- 
panies, under Littie, Nixon, Brewer, jNIoore, Whitcomb and others. This 
was about the number of Americans who fell in the combat. Col. Prescott, 
in his letter addressed to John Adams, August 25, 1775, a few weeks after 
the battle, states that his force was composed " of about lOOO'meu, consist- 
ing of 300 of his own regiment. Col. Bridge and Lieut. Brickent Avith a 
detachment of theirs, and 200 Connecticut forces commanded by Capt. 
Kuovvlton." '• Having thrown up a small redoitbt, found it necessary to 
draw a lino about 20 rods in length from the fort northerly, under a very 
warm fire from the enemy's artillery. About this time, the above field 
officers, being indisposed, could render me but little service, and the most 
of the men under their command deserted the party." He then states 
'' that after the enemy landed they began to march to the attack in three 
columns, and I commanded my Lieut. Col. Pobiuson and Major Vroods 
each with a detachment to fiank the enemy," He adds, '• I was now left 
with perhaps 150 men in the fort." 

According to Col. Prescott's account, he had but 300 men in his own 
regiment, and drew his flank guards from them ; consequently they could 
not have exceeded 300. If to these 300 we add the 150 men left, and the 
120 who had marched out with Knowlton to the rail fence, and allow 50 
for the artillerists who did not retreat, his whole force at the time when 
Stark's men arrived could net have exceeded GOO men, and of his troops at 
least 100 were from New Hampshire. If we count in these troops and all 
those who arrived before the fi;uil retreat, the numbers who were engaged in 
the battle, according to the best evidence to which I have access, were : — 
From New Hampshire, 1,000; from" Massachusetts, 765; from Counecti- 
cut, 220. Total, 1,985. 

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1 500. The number of British, including marines, who were engaged ia 
V tiio brittle, must hiivG cxceoi^oJ u,000 at a low estim;ite. Col. St;ii'k raised 

* more than half the troops which were in the service of New Ilan)p.sliirc at 

* the sieije of Boston, and seems to have had grounds for his complaints 

!' whfn Folsom, Poor and Sullivan were promoted over him. They wero 

doubtless men of more polish and education, but of less experience in war. 
At the battle of Bennington the troops that fought under Stark were 
j militia or minute-men fresh from the harvest fields of New Ilarapsliire, 

I assembled within a fortnight prior to the battle. At this time the Pro-- 

.' viiice of New Hampshire liad in addition to these troops a brigade of three 

I rcijinieats in the armj- under Gates and Schuyler. Poor commanded the 

I Now Hampshire brigade, and under him were Cols. Peed, Cllley and Scam- 

f mel, who were distinguished through the war. This brig^ide lost many men 

and won great renown in the battle of the 7th of (Jctouer which preceded the 
surrender of Burgoyne. It repeatedly charged the British light infantry 
and artillery, and took their cannon at least six times during the day. At 
the battle of Bennington, Stark had but one piece of cannon with no balls. 
He loaded it with powder only as a signal for the attack, and to impress 
the lles.siaus with the idea that he had artillery. A large portion of t.he 
militia a^^sembled by Smrk were from Londonderry ; and young McGregor 
of that town bore the despatches of Gen. Stark to Gen. Gates, announcing 
his vict-ory, and encountered serious dangers on the way. 

Note 3. 

To ascertain the number of men from New Hampshire enrolled in Stark's 
regiment who fought at Bunker Hill, various books and pamphlets weie 
consulted by me "in the valuable libraries of the Boston Athenaeum, the 
Massachusetts Historical Society, and the New England Historic, Gene- 
alogical Society. It appears by Kidder's History of the First New Hamp- 
ehire Regiment, that Col. Stark received his first commission from the 
IMassachusetts Committee of Safety. Having raised eight hundred men at 
the tap of the drum, he organized them into fourteen companies, each hav- 
ing sixty oflicers and men, on the 2Gth of May, 1775. A large part of 
these men had followed him front New Hampshire. This history furtlier 
Btates that on the 30th of May following, it was arranged at Exeter, N. II., 
that his regiment should comprise twelve companies. In the provincial 
papers of New Hampshire recently published, is a letter from Col. Star.:, 
of May 29th, 1775, which states tltat he encloses a list of troops enlisted 
for the service of that state, but this list has disappeared. In the samo 
collection of state papers is a letter from Col. James Reed, of June loth, 
1775, in wliich he observes that he had on that day draWn from Stark's regi- 
ment two companies under Capt. Thomas and Capt. Whitcomb. An otli- 
cial report fi-om Gen. Folsom \o Matthew Thornton, the president of the 
New Hampshire Congress, dated a week after the batrie, states that Col- 
Surk then had under his command thirteen companies, one; of which had 
recently joined him. It also appears by the provincial papers, tnat Loi. 
Sturk had a ditficulty with a paymaster from New Hampshire because he 
did not prov^ide for his extra companies. 

_ The evidence is conclusive that Cob Stark, on the day of the battle, had 
clthfT twelve or thirteen companies in his regiment. Gen. Wilkinson, in 
liis sketch of the battle published" in 1816, o'oserves that he walked over 
the field the day after Charlestown was evacuated ; he was accompanied by 
Cols. Stark and' Reed in his tour of observation, and doubtless gives their 



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account of the battle. He sets tlie British foiTC enrrtigerl at 3,000 men in 
sixty-four contanies, ajid cstiiuates tiie yeomanry of New Hamp:?)iire, Con- 
nceiicut aiul Massachusetts v/Iio opposed them, at 1,500 men. He says tho 
foe suffered most severely in front of the stone fence and rail fence across 
the beach and on the bank above it. lie states also that in the t\^o first 
attacks the T.ritish line advanced obliquely, inclining tov/ard the fence and 
wall, which were the chief points of attack ; that in the third aLt,ack the grena- 
diers turned the north-east end of the breast-work running nortlierly fVom 
the redoubt, but were ol)liged to abandon it by the company of Capt. Dear- 
born stationed at the rail fence, who were aided by the troo})S in the redoubt; 
that the grenadieis subsequently entered the redoubt at the north-east cor- 
ner. He further states that Cob Stark charged his mea not to fire till they 
could see tlie half-gaiters of the British troops, nor until they had passed a 
certain mark he had placed in front of them. 

Gen. Dearborn in his m.emoir, pid)lished about the same time, states that 
the Americans in this battle had not more than fifty bayonets, and that the 
cannon balls provided on both sides were too large for the cannon, and con- 
firms the statement that the Welsh Fusileers took part in the battle and 
lost heavily. 

The last volume of the Provincial Papers of New Hampshire coi^taics a 
statement that after the !«attle of the 17th of June, twenty companies of the 
Kew Hampshire troops, under Stark and Reed, preferred claims for many 
guns lost in the fight ; quite a number of these companies claim for one 
or two guns only, from which tl:e inference may be drawn that two or three 
companies may have lost no guns in the contest. From the various acconnta 
referred to, it anpenrs that many distinguished men on both sides were jireseut 
during the action. On the British side were Gens. Howe, Clinton, Burgoyna 
and Lord Rawdon ; on the American side. Gens. Warren, Putnam, Grid- 
ley and Pomeroy, Thompson, afterwards Count Rumford, Govs, Brooks, 
Eustis and Pierce, with Judge Winthrop of the Coiamittee of Safety, who 
claimed that he suggested the idea of the grass fence. On the morning after 
the battle Mr. John Winslow, of Boston, counted ninety-six dead bodies 
in front of the stone wall on the beach. 

Here was stationed Capt. John I^Ioore, of Derrj field, with troops raised 
on the site of the present city of Manchester and its vicinity, once a part 
of Londonderry. On that day Capt. Moore was promoted to be m.ajor, and 
Lieut. McLaughlin to be captain in Stark's regiment, doubtless for gallant 
conduct in the'field. It has been intimated that the last was an ancestor of 
Gov. Claflin of Massachusetts. Gen. Heath, in his sketch of the battle, 
Bays the fence was nobly defended. 

Note 4. 

The 23d regiment, or Welsh Fusileers, was one of the most distinguished 

of the British army. It was conspicuous not only at Minden and Bunker 

Hill, but also at the battle of "Waterloo and other battles, and is described 

in poetry, as 

"The "Wehhinan's bold battalion, 
Which the sun of Alhuera 
Lighted to a field of glory — 
Ushted to a field of w;u'." 



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MEMORANDA FKOM THP: REV. WILLIAM COOPER'S 
INTERLEAVED ALMANACS. 

Copied by the lute ThabL'k; a William Haup.ts, M.D., Librarian of Harvard Uiiiver^ity, 
and comciunicated by his successor, John Lanojjox Sibley, A.M., 

of Caiub>idi<c, Mr.ss. 

[Continued from vol. ixx. p. 441.] 

1728 

Feb. 4. Baptiz'd John Tylor. 
" IL '• Jeremiah Allen. 

" Violet, a negro woman of M' TV. Tylor's- 

« 13- Died Dr. Cot. Mather. 

I went to Cambridge, to ]M' C4reeiiwooQ's Instulla^ 

Buptiz'd William Bart(;li. 

Dr. Mather buried. I was oue of the bearers. , 

At. the burial of M' Fyfield's cliild, 

Baptiz'd Ann Cox. 

" Lijdia Barnard. 

At the funeral of the Rev. M' Miles. 
At the funeral of -Ju" Campbel, Esq., and I^P Lambert, Cox'3 

nr.other. 
At tlie burial of a stranger inx. the widow Meinzies. 
General Fast. 
Mr. Allen's child buried. 

A.t the burial of a Stranger on M' WendalFs ace*. 
Mr. Welsteed ordained. 
At the burial of M' Sam^ Adams. 
Baptiz'd Mary Emmons. 
" Andrew Sympson. 

« 21.. , " /awes Moody. 

« Sarah Balch. ; . ,, 

«< Eli::^ Coit. 

■■ ^ « Eliz^ ^m&l. ■ -.■: :^^ '. j^ 

" Mary Brown. 

" 28. " Samuel ] .. ..■ - ,, , .. -..^ .;. .•;. ,. , , ■ ... 

« AUgail j '"■''' ' '■ " " ' '' '"" 

« Eli:f J. Durham. 

-^ :' « Mary 

(>cL " ^«« 

'^ J ** Thomas Dorr. 

" Jonathan Crouch. 

May 9. Ann Peirce died. 

" Mr Chauricey Married. 

" 11. At the burial of Ann Peirce & M^ Bray's child. 
'* 12. Baptiz'd Samuel Larmon. 
" 15. At the funeral of M' Parsons. 
" 24. At the burial of Master's child. 
" 27. At the burial of Ridoesvav's child. 
" 28. At the burial of iM" Kneelaud. 
Jane 2. Baptiz'd ./^.^/^n-il/Zco Wendall. 
" Jonas Fitch. 

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June 2. Baptiz'd ^^«(!/m«o6'^ Doubleday. • <)..:;',.. i i '4/ . 

" 7. At the Inirial of IMr Wain. 

At the fuuernl of Capt. Matthias Bant. 
Baptiz'd Jxtn/icI Haley. 

" Hannah Cock. , ■ • , 

Visited [he Schools. 
At the funeral of iSP Amory. • . 
Baptiz'd FMz^ Ilubbart. 
" Thomas Bulfinch. 

" Zechariah Ilubbart. 

At the funeral of M' Royal's nephew. 

Poor INP Woodbridge found this morning klll'd in the common. 
Invited to his funeral, but did not attend. 
At the funeral of Bf" Brown. 
At the burial of M' Jos. Allen, iEtat. 73. 
Gov'' Burnett bro' to town with great pomp. 
At the burial of i\I" Baker. 
At the funeral of r»I" Leblond. 
Baptiz'd Mary Arthur (adult). 
" I'riscilla Sinith. 

" Adino Bulfinch. 

^■"« ' J^^'athaa'- Bulfinch. 
" Hannah Howard. 

7. At the burial of Warden's child. 
11. Baptiz'd ior(? JIarks. 
" Esther IMarks. 

" -Jonathan Sewall. , ; ; 

" Jb/Vn Nowel. - • , 

" Hannah Sprague. 

18. " A'a^/i.-nne Tylor. 

" Thomas Gibbens. 

At the burial of Arthur Hail. 

At the burial of Jn° "Williams, «& one I oster, an sged woman. 
Baptiz'd t7b/^« Draper. 
At the burial of jM' Dawson's child. 
At the funeral of W Pim. 

At the burials of one Serjeant, of Cape-Cod, & a child of Pitts's. 
At the funeral of Judge Mienzies. 
At the burial of i\P Colt's child. 
Capt. Crocker's child buried. 
At the burial of Milleken's child. . ■ 

Baptiz'd ^4/; ?t Green. .^.^, , 

" , Thomas Tyley. ' """. 

" Ahiqai.1 Mo})berly. ^■. ,. . . 

« Ahmdl Wls.wWock. '•.■■v^'\ 

20. « J/ary Chushing. [Gushing?] 

" Samnel Young. 

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Nov. 2. At the fimeral of IM" Vibert's daiiter. 

" 7. General Thanksgiving. 

" 27. At the burial of M^' Finne. 
" 28. « the widow Pain. 



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Nov' o. 

Joseph Edwards 

IMary Storer 
Dec. o. 

Mary Welsh 

Kachel Thwing 
Jan' 7. 1727-8. 

^Liry Blair 

John Pierce 

Susanna Pierce 

Sam* Franklin 

John Perry 

Margaret Parker 

Rebecca Hansford 

Charity Whitehouse 

Samuel Sprague 

IJicliard IJilliugs 

"William Ilasey 

Eben' Kilby 

Abigail Erwine 

Susanna Allin , , 

Hannah Jackson 

Rebecca Parker 

"William Davis , .; 

Hannah Davis 

John Reed 

Jane !Macum 

Mary Brown 

Rebecca Peabody , ; , 

John "Wass 

Hopestill Foster 

I^Iary AYalker 

Dorcas Snow 
Feb. 4. . , 

"William Blair 

Joseph Scott 

Judith Bulfinch 

Mehet. Scott 

Eliz" Hall 

Agnis Addison 

Hannah Mullins 

Eliz* Thompson 

Sarah Uran. 

Jeriish. Fayrweather 

Thos. Mulfius, Jun' 

Deborah Pain 

John Jeliries 

Sarah Stoddard 
1720. 

Jan' 11. Funeral of Deacon Draper, who died the 8th. 
** 17. Invited to funeral of old Mr Royal, and a young Gentleman, 
a stranarer fm. M' Cushinss. 



Eliz" Alien 
Sarah Th'ompson 

March 3. 

Esther PlaiRted 
Joseph Davis 
Tim. Batt 
Sam' Butler 
Mary Kiiby 
Mary Tonipson 
Eliz"* BlaDcher 
Mary Hawks 
Ursula Knap 
Marry Kenny 
John Kidi.';away 
Rebec' R:'<lga\Tav 
Lawrence JJ)ows 
Sarah Boucher 
Jane Young 
Rebec* Knowlton 
Mary Ford 

April, 1728. 

Tho. \Yebber, Jun^ 
Tho. Warden, Jun^ 
Anne Warden 
Nathan^ Millekeu 
Abigail IMilleken 
Eiiz* MiJIekeu 
Sarah "\7ain 
Eliz' Hubbart 
James Addison 
Joseph Sborbourn 
Mary jSIjrrice 
Josiah Torrey 
Eliz" Pitts 
Mary Melvil 
Sarah Pain 

May, 1728. 

Eliz' Melvil 
Abigail Durham 

June, 1728. 

Lydia Sweat 

July, 1728. 

Hannah Convers 

August, 1728. 

Mary Moore 

Sept', 1728. 

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Jan. 23. Hannah born, ab' 4 in the morning. 

*« 29. Invited to the burial of Welsh's child. 
Feb. 2. Baptized 6 — Hannah Cooper. 
Hehecca Ransford. 
.. Charles Lenox. 

' ^ Experience Willis. 

FAiza Gibbons. 
Sarah Ellis. 
« 3. Invited to funeral of M' W. Tyler's child. 

" 4. Church meeting. M' Phillios chosen Deacon. Votes 46. M' P. 
had 26, I\J' Jos. Fitch l'9, M^ Jon. Clark 1. This was the 
second time of voting. 
« 6. Invited to the burial of Haley's child. 
« 8. Baptized 3— P^'ffs Hall. 
Lucy Hail. 
Susanna Brixser. 
" 20. Mr Draper's child buried. 
" 23. Baptiz'd Jemuna Landen. 

" '■£,6. Kept as a fast by the Old South, on ace* of taking down their 
old <fc building a new meeting house. 
Mar. 3. Hannah went t() nurse Pool. 
« 11. At the Burial of Ellis's child. 
" 17. Mr. Brown's child buried. 
" 31. Hannah went to nurse Bartell. 
April 6. Baptiz'd 1. Joseph Rogers. 
<' 9. At the Burial of old M" Belcher, widow to Capt. 
" 20. Baptiz'd 2. EJid' Wiuslow. 
Susanna Blake. 
May 10. At the Burial of Maycock's child. 
" 15. The Lecture turned into a Fast on ace' of tlie Measles. 
" 22. At the Burial of Dr. Perkins's son. 
** 26. At the Burial of Father Weyman. 
« 23. At the Burial of Giifoens's child. 
" 81. At the Burial of M*" Harris's Brother. ; ;•' 

June 4. At the Burial of M" Coates. 
" 6. Little Hannah's surprizing Death, bro** me between 2 & 3 ihia 

morn. . 

" 7. Burial. 

" 8. Baptiz'd 3. »7oAn Hubbart. 
" Mary May cock. od nii^iii 

Josiah Maycum [?]. 
« 20. At the Funeral of Capt. Foster. 

«* 21. At the Burial of M'' Bush's child of N. York, cut for the stone. 
« 22. Baptiz'd 2. Rv.ih Cunningham. 

Martha St£ir. 
« 24. At the Burial of M'' Kneeland's child. 
" 26. At the Burial of Emmons's child. '■ ' 

" 27. At the Burial of Cushing's child. 

« 29. Baptiz'd 1. J/^?i Cobbet. . , 

July 1. At the Burials of Mr Snow & Simon Rogers's child. 
'• 4. At the Burial of M" Lord. 
« 8. At the Burial of Cox's child. 
*•' 10. At the Burial of Maycock's child. 



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July 22. At the Funeral of W° Welsteerl, Esq. 
" 25. At the Fuueral of W Adino Bulfiuch's child. 
" 2G. At the Funeral of jNI' Forelaud. 
" 2S. At the Burial of Gibhens's child. 
" 3i. At the Burial of M" Bruno. 
Aug. 3. Baptis'd 2. EUz' Moor. 

3Iary Doubleday. 
At the Burial of M" Badlej. 
♦'■ 10. Baptiz'd 2. William Stoddard. 
Hannah Greenleaf. 
" 13. At the Burial of Clark's child. 
" 17. Baptiz'd 1. Richard Billings. 
« 20. At the Burial of M' Step. Willis. 
" 31. Baptiz'd 2. Jonathan Sewall. 
Mary Torry. 
Sept. 5. The Burial of Barron's child. 
'* 7. This night died Gov' Burnet, between 10 & 11. 
" 9. At the Burial of Mr. Lowder's son. 
" 12. Gov'^ Burnet buried. 
" 13. At the burial of Novel's child. 
" 22. At the funeral of M' Cunningham's child. 
Oct. 5. Baptiz'd 2. Ahiah Davenport. 

Mary Fuilerton. 
" 8. At the Burial of M" Rebecca Bridge. 

10. At the Burial of the Rev. Mr Harris. " 

" 14. At the Burial of Mrs. Hasey. 

19. Baptiz'd 5. Walter Favrwe'ather. 

FM:^ Wendal. 
Fdz^ Quincy. 
FM:^ EdTvards. 
Sarah Tr eleven. ; '- 

" 20. At the Funeral of M' Joseph Fitch. ■• "" 

" o' • ^^ ^'^^ Funeral of M' W™ Stoddard's child. 

31. Our Friday Lecture turn'd into a Fast on ace* of Small Poi. 
Aov. 5. At the Funeral of M" Edwards. 
^ 7. At the Burial of Father Pike, ab' 88. 

20. At the Burial of M^ Gee's child. vj..,-:; .•..>. 
" 25. At the Burial of M' Xath^ Cushino-. 

" II' ^^ '^'® ^""^^ of ^^" Eglestone's child. 

-9. At the Burial of M^ Galpine, a useful good man. 

^c. 3. At the Burial of Mary Rix, jetat, 5o. 

J 7. Baptiz'd 1. Mary Foster. 

^ n. At the Funeral of Col. Payne, of Bristol. 

14. Baptiz'd 2. Hayinah Haley. 
^^ John DuT\xam. '••r/ s •; r.. , :>-> \: 

^ 16. At the Burial of 1^1" Perkins's child. 

J<. At M' Peabody's ordination. 

u qp ^Ir Buifinch's child's funeral. 

- L 0- I^aptiz'd 2. Z^^i/a Draper. 

„ ^_ ^l^ro/^am Morine. 

-^- Capt. Keeling's Funeral. 



26. At the Buriaf of Salisbury's child. 
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Died ray JIou*' Father Scwall. 

Invited to the Burial of Sears. 

At the Funeral of ]\Iad"' Saltonstall, /Etat. C5. 

At the Burial of IM" Heath. 

Bapti/'d 1. Ehenezer Storer. 

At the Funeral of ^lad*" Clark, iEtat. 78. 

liichardt-oii's Father buried. 

At tho Burial of Teague [?]. 

Baptiz'd 2. Benjamin Cox. 
Sarah Davis. 

At the Burial of j^-I' Mariner's wife. 

At the Funeral of IM' Jackson's Son. 

At Mr Wroes Burial. 

At ]\F Bulfinch's child's Funeral. 

At Master's child's Burial. 

At i\[r. Morehead's ordination. 

At the Funeral of M^ David Andrews, at D' Bulfinch's. 

At the Burial of M"^ iJubbart's young man, Sherbourn. 

At the Burial of Odel. 

At the Funeral of Coll. Chearnlcy's child. 

At the Burial of M' Scot's- child. 

At the funeral of M" Robert Lenoir. 

Experience Weeks Buried at Dorchester. 
" 24. Preach'd the Lecture at Newton. Buried M"" Eustis, Mrs. Ful- 
ler [Fallet, or what?] 
" 27. "Went to Cambridge. Buried M'' Richardson. 
May 3. At the Burial of Hervey's Dau'ter. 
" 4. At the Burial of Trail's maid. 
" 5. At the Burial of Cox's child. 
" 6. Invited to Burial cf Grecjory Gunsmith. 
« 11. At the Burial of W W. Tyler's child, & Home's. 
« 12. At the Burial of Harvey's child. 
" 19. At the Burial of M^ Mecum's child. 
" 21. At the Burial of M" Gookin's Son, Mi. 18. 
" 23. The Funeral of IMaycock's child. 
" 24. Preach'd at Newton. Baptiz'd Abigail Gardiner. 
" 25. Mr Tay buried. 
" 26. l^Irs Mary Morris buried. 
" 27. Allen's child buried. 

« 28. Fitche's child buried. ■ - : o' ',>Ak v^n- ■ ^' '^^:' 
** 29. Mr Gregory buried. 
« 30. Haley's child buried. 
June 6, Raud and his child buried. 
" 9. !My wife deliv'd of a dau'ter, Judith, a few minutes before 10 

A.M. 
" 14. Judith Baptiz'd by i\P Cotton. [Newton.] 

Roach's child buried. [Newton ?j 
" 21. Baptiz'd 1. Mary Fletcher. 
« 23. At the Funeral of IM' Greeuleaf s child. 

" 25. The Burials of M' Green's dau'ter, Deshaun, & Potwain's dau'ter. 
" 28. Emmons's child buried. 
" 30. At the burial of Ty ley's child. 



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Mortimer's child buried. . . 

At the Burial of Potv,iiie's child. 

At the IJurlal of Briyco's chiKl. 

At the Burial of Warden's child.' . » •-■,.■, - -• 

At M" Gee's Fuaeral, a Bearer. ' . ' ' ' ' '• 

At the Funeral of i\I" Tay. 

John Hubbard's child buried. ■ '- r. .. , 

Freach at I'iev.tou, and baptize John Clark. 

Baptiz'd 1. Ehenezer Hayward. 

Gov'' Belcher arrives. ' ' ' 

Baptiz'd 1. Alngail Bullfinch. 

Gov' B. comes to Town. ■. 

At the Funeral of M" Ballard. ■ 

At the Burial of M" Williams, once Maddis. 

Baptiz'd 2. Isaac Bechum. 

.Daniel Gibb [?] , . 

At the Bui-ial of I\I" White from the Almshouse. 
Baptiz'd 2. Edward Davis. 

William Maycoek. 
Mrs. Tylor's Funeral. 

Baptiz'd 3. John^ Joseph, Ehtnezer Brown. 
At the Burial of Warden's Son, ' 

At the Burial of Warden's other child. 
At the Burial of Michael Hamilton. 
Mr. Giles Buried. 
At the Burial of old M^Yarden. 
At the Funeral of JNIrs. Baily. 
Baptiz'd 1. yii/(7ai7 Hempton, Adidt. 
At the Burial of Brown's child. 

Buried Masters & Edwards tlieir children [at Newton?] 
At the Burial of Sarah Wells. 

Died my Hon*^ Father Stoddard, ab' 8 in the morn, 3Ct. 80. 
Baptiz'd 3. Charks-Hohhij Hubbart. 

Eenja)>ii /I Giles. 

J/ar^ Tuckerman. > . . 

At the Burial of JM" Vryliug. 

Attended the Funeral of F. Stoddard. '" f" ■'••-■ - ,>,, 
Baptiz'd 3. Ahiah Brown (Adult). 

Edward Scot. •, ■ 

Mary Young. ,s 

Mrs. Colman died this night ab' 1 o'clock very suddenly. 
At the Funeral of Mrs. Colman. ,, 

At the Funeral of M" Hubbart, wife of Zeek. 

At the iVFT. Boylston's Dau'ter. , ':• , , 

Idr. Charles Morris. 

Burial of Mrs Sen. Ransford, a pious blind woman. 
At the Burial of our old Friend M" Phillips, yEt. 72. 
Baptiz'd 4. Ann Wendall. 

I)jdia Coit. 

John Waters. 

John Fullerton. 
Baptiz'd Ir James Young. 



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56 Seals from the Jeffries Manuscripts. [Jan. 

SEALS FROM THE JEFFRIES COLLECTION OF 
MANUSCRIPTS. 

Communicated by tlie Cowmittke on 1Ikra.ldhy of the Nett-England 
HisTOKic, Genealogical Societt. 

ry^HE annexed descriptive list of seals attached to the correspond- 
_bL ence and papers of David Jetlries, Esq. {ante, xxx. 20), trea- 
surer for many years of Boston in the last century, simply presents 
to whomever may feel an interest the fact that such seals would 
seem to have been used as their own by the several persons vrliose 
signatures appear either as the writers of the letters or as exe- 
cuting the instruments. The propriety of their using them it is 
not of course for us to determine ; but we can see no reason to 
question their right. We were deeply impressed with the value of 
the information tlicir beinj^ so used would convev where anv doubt 
existed in the minds of present generations as to the arms borne by 
their progenitors. The members of the Heraldic Committee devot- 
ed many hours to their examination and preparing the list, and 
studying out in Burke's General xVrmoury, and by the help of 
other sources of J<;nowledge, what they were, when defaced, and 
to what branch of the particular name attached they belonged. 

More than this would have been quite apart from our province, 
unless such duty had been imposed upon us by the Society. 

In preparing the following descriptions the committee has been 
greatly assisted by Walter Lloyd Jeffries, a great-great-grandson of 
David Jeffries, Esq., who inherited and preserved these manuscripts. 

The seals marked * have been described in ihe Heraldic Journal. 

^ ]--". . Thomas C. Amory, Chairman. 

Knightlet Alderns. 5th March, 1674; letter to John Cooke, mer- 
chant at Oporto. Seal, an auchor between the letters P^ and L. 

Daniel Allen, Physician of Boston, Representative lCl/3 and 169-i. 
Boston, Jan. 14, 1C89; deed of a house and land to Charles Lidcet, P. 
Bowdon being a witness. Arms, a cross potent, over all a bend, in chief 
sinister a bezant. Crest, an Indian full length facing forward, in dexter 
hand a bow, in sinister band an arrow. Tinctures not indicated. 

P. Barberie. New York, July 29, 1714 ; invoice of goods to Messrs. 
David JefTfies & Co., signed bj' " De Laiicey, Barberie & i\Ioore." A note 
on the reverse is signed by P. Barberie for self and Stephen DeLaacev, 
and by John I\Ioore, Jr. The letter is written by Barberie. Arms,':i 
chevron bctv/een three griffins' heads erased. Crest, a griilin's head erased. 
Tinctures not indicated. 

These are not the De Lancey arms as given in the Heraldic Journal, anil 
are probably those of Barberie or possibly Moore. 

Samuel Barron. London, 28 Feb. 17 jJ-; letter to Messrs. David 
Jeffries &; Co. Arms, two swords in saltire between four fleurs-de-lis. 



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Barron of Wiltshire bears, sa. two swords in saltire ar. pomels and hilts 
or, between four tieurs-de-lis or. 

Jonx Braxi>. See Sharpe. 

Captain Eu-VVARU Brattle, son of Thomas Brattle, one of the foundera 
of llie Old Soutli Church ; Representative 1671, 2, 9 ; Artillery Co. 1G72. 
Letters to David JetlVies &; Co., Marblehead, March 30, 17 lo, and 'Mr. 
John JedVies, Marblehead, Auij. 19, 1713. Arms, Ermine, three phttes, in 
centre of sliichl a mullet. The marks which we call erm. may possibly 
be intended for or, but their shape is more that of erm. 

The Arms of his brother Thomas, which dilfered from the above, are de- 
scribed iu the Heraldic Journal. 

Sir Justus Bfxk, Bart., created a baronet Nov. 1, 1714, the first 
baronetcy conferred by George I. The title became extinct in 1761. 
London, 26 January, 17-ff-: letter to Messrs. David Jefiries & Co. Arms, 
quarterly, 1st a blackbird, 2d and 3d a mullet, 4th a dolphin embowtd. 
Crest, within a pair of wings a raven. Tinctures not indicated. Burke 
gives the arms as " Quarterly, 1st or, a blackbird sa. ; 2d and 3d sa. a mullet 
or; 4th, az. a dolphin embowed, or. Crest, within a pair of wines or. a 
raven ppr." 

Andrew Belcher, II. C. 1722; son of Gov. Jonathan Belcher of 
Massachusetts. Milton, Aug. 8, 17G3 ; letter to David Jeffries, Esq. 
Round Seal, an antique female head. 

*Judge Jonathan Belcher, l;t. Governor of Nova Scotia; H. C. 1728; 
brother of Andrew Belcher. Two letters to his nephew David JetlVies, 
written from Halifax, and dated Dec. 21, 1757, and Sept. 22. 17G0. Arms, 
or, three pales gu. a chief vaire. Crest, a greyhound's head erased erm. 
gorged with a collar and ringed. Jlotto, Loyal au mort. 

These are the arras of Belcher, of Gilsborough, co. Northampton, Eng- 
land, who bore the collar on the crest gules, and the rin"- or. 

John Brandon. London, April 10, 1744; letter to Madam Noyes- 
Anns broken off. Cf'est, a lion's head erased and crowned. Tinctures not 
indicated. 

The family of Brandon, of Suffolk, bears barr/ of ten ar. and gu. 
a lion rampant or, ducally crowned per pale of the first and second. Crest^ 
a lion's head erased, or, ducally crowned per fesse ar. and gu. 

*DuxcAX Campbell, bookseller, of Boston; came from Scotland IGSS, 
and got a commission from England as postmaster of the Coiouies. New- 
"iork, Sept. IG, and April 14, 1701 ; letters to Major Benj. Davis. Arins,. 
Gyrony of eight or and sa. Crest, a boar's head couped. 

Tiiese arms are borne by many of the name in Great Britain, among 
them the Duke of Argyle. the Marquis of Bredalbane, &c. 

John Carkett. Bytheford, Aug. 20, 1711; letter to Messrs. David 
Jefiries &. Co. Arms, a chevron between three marclets. Cresi, a inartict. 
Tinctures not indicated. 

Cargill of Scotland bears, gu. a chevron between three martlets or. 

Robert Carrick. Newca-^tle, July 19 and Sept. C, 174G; letters to 
Duvid Jcll'ries, Esq. Arms, ar, a fesse dancette sa. between three liona 
pa.vs-int two and one, of the second. Crest, an escallop. 

Carrick of Gloucestershire bears, or, a fesse danccttd between three 
taliiols passant sa. 

John Cas-wale. London, Feb. 13, 1712; letter to " Mr. John Jeffries^ 
nierrhant iu Boston." Arms, on a bend three roses. Cresij a bust facin;^ 
furwurd. Tinctures not indicated. 
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58 ■ Seals from the Jeffries Manuscripts. [Jan. 

David CnABOT. ' Rotterdam, 2Gth Oct. 1708; letter to "Mr. Thomas 
Clarke, merchant ia Boston." Two dear iii->pres.sions. Seal, a monogram 
of several letters, abov3 it a coronet, below it a chabot ant'ant. 

Arms of Chabot, of France, or, three chabpts gu. 

WiLi,iAM AND Sheldon Chambers, moroiiants of London. Letters to 
David Jut^ries & Co., dated London, 17 Dec. and "2 Nov. 1708. Arms, on 

a field , a chevron, or, between three trefoils. Crest, a bear passant 

muzzled. 

Capt. Jonx CiTArMAX, So. Carolina, April 3, 1712; letter to IMessrs. 
Jeffries and Shepreeve. Anns, a chevron or, between three caps of main- 
tenance jessant-de-lis ? Tincture of field not indicated. 

There is some doubt about this charge, it is a clear enough impression, 
but such a charge would be very rare. 

Walter Chapman. Four letters from Kingston, Jamaica, to Mr. Thomas 
Clarke: three dated June 19 and March 2&, 170G (r.he date of the third 
being eaten off), are signed by W. Chapman and P. Miln; the fourth (the 
date of which is also gone) is signed by Walter Chapman, and all are writ- 
ten in Chiipman's hai'.d writing. Arms, quarterly, 1st and 4th, a chevron 
between three roses ; 2d and od, paly of six. Crest, an Indian plumed, 
kneelitig with e[)ear in rest. Tinctures not indicated. 

Walter Chapman. See ^liln. 

Charles Chauncy or John Taylor. London, March 3, 1718 ; invoice 
of goods to David Jeffries & Co., written by Chauncy for Taylor, and in- 
dorsed, ''iNIr. Taylor's Invoice." Arms, lower part of shield broken off — ui/per 
part shows a chief charged with a lio-i rampant. Crest, out of a ducal 
coronet a demi-griflia rampant crowned, with wing? extended. Tinctures 
not indicated. 

Thomas Cholvvich. Rivierra, 22 Jan. 1(579; letter to John Cooke, of 
Oporto. Arms, three chevrons, in chief a label. Crest, over a pri. ice's 

helmet a lion's jambe erect and erased supporting a ? Tinctures net 

indicated. 

Cholwich of England bears, per pale sa. aiid ar. three chevrons counter- 
cbangi.d. Crest, a lion's jarnbe erect and erased sa. supporting an ancient 
carved seal per pale or and arg. 

Benjamin Clifford. Danvers, 24 ]March, 1755 ; letter to David Jeffries, 
Esq. Hound seal, the figure of a lady holding a flower. 

Samuel Coggan. Lisbon, May 19, 1712; letter to David Jeffries & 
Co. Hound seal, a lion rampant renverse. 

Elizabeth Cooke. Exon, 29 May, 1G74; letter to her husband John 
Cooke, of Oporto, and also on a scrap of paper torn from a letter. Arms, 
a chevron, in chief a crescent; impaling, a chevron between three piue^ 
apples. Tinctures not indicated. 

John Cookk. Lix*, July, IG73; letter to Joel Kingston. Arms, 
quarterly, 1st and 4th, a lion rampant ; 2d and 3d, plain field. Tinctures 
not indicated. 

John Cooke. Eton, March, 1C75 ; letter to " Mr, John Cooke & Com- 
pany, merc'oauts in Oporto." Round seal, a skeleton holding in dexter hand 
au arrow, iu sinister hand an hour-glass. 

Richard Ckossman. 5th March, 1C82; letter to John U^her, Esq. 
Arms, a cross fieury. Crest, a bull's head erased. 

John Crowtiier. London, G Aug. 1G77; letter to John Cooke of 
Oporto. Arms, bottom of shield broken off — top shows two fawns' heads 
couped. Crest, out of a coronet a fawn's head couped. Tinctures not 
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.Sons CuowTHER. London, Oct. 9, 1G72, and Au;^. 14 and July 2S, 
ir>7l: 1( Iti^r^ to Joliii Cooke of O^iorto. Scal^ a duuble-head.jd e;ii,'le 
diiplixyed. 

AuciiiB\LD CoMMiN'GF., Preventive Olllcer ; Port St. John's, Xewfcuinl- 
laud, 8th M;iy, 1711; clearance papers of the Pearl, gallfy, eight guii.s, 
ow:ipd by David Jeffries. Est]. Anns, three garbes. Tinctures not ai- 
dicaled. Crest, over a helmet the letters A. G. 

The families of Cummin of Alyr, Cuming of Religas, and the anciont 
Cumins (or Comyn), Lords of B;idenocli, liore. az. three garbes or. 

*S. Cl'unvkx. Uromptoii, Yeoman's Row, Jan. 10, 1762; letter to John 
JefTi-ies, M.D. Arms, ar. fretty gu. a chief, az. Crest, an unicorn's lie:id 
erased. 

These are the arras borne by the Curwens of Workinglon, co. Cumber- 
land. 

JoRN' CuSTis. Accomack, April 4, 1GS7; letter to John Usher. Esq. 
Arms, a chevron between three ravens (?) (These birds resemble ravens 
but there is some doubt as to what they are intended for.) Tinctures not 
Indicated. 

ALDINGTON" Davenport. H. C. ICSO, Judge of the Supremo Court. 
Feb. 9, 1724; letter to "the Hon. John Usher, Eoq., Lt. GJov. of New 
Hampshire." Crest, a holy lamb trippaiit. His arms are described in the 
Heraldic .Journal. 

Mrs. Sarah Davie. 3d wife of William Davis, apothecary, of Boston, 
and stepmother of Maj. Kenj. Davis. Her name is written "Davie." but 
the address is •' Davis." Savage says the names are convertible. Letter to 
]\Lij. Benj. Davis, of Boston, no date. Anns, on a fcsse three lozenges. 
Tinctures not indicated. 

John Davis. Fayal, Jfay 2, 1705 ; letter to " Mr. David Jeffries, mer- 
chant in Boston." Round seal, a crown. 
Stephen De Lancev. See Bahbeuie. 

Thomas Dongan, Governor of New- York. New-Y'ork, Nov. 19, 1684; 
letter to '• I\[r. Usher in Boston." Anns, ar. a fesse or, between three fieurs- 
de-li*. Crest, out of a l;ai-an's coronet a demi lion rampant. 

*JoSFPH Dudley. Governor of Massachusetts. 1702-20. SLay 7. IG-SH; 
power of attorney from Joseph Dudley, Samuel Shrimpton aiid Richard 
Wharton, to Jonathan Tyng of Dunstable, to receive lands from WanaJan- 
sett. Sachem of the Merrimack Indians. Arms, a lion rampant queue 
fourchee. Crest, a ducal coronet, above it something illegible. Tinctures 
not indicated. 

Dudley of F^ngland bore, or, a lion rampant queue fourclit-e. vert. 
Ther€ is also in a bible formerly owned by Gov. Joseph Dudley, a coj^y 
of liis book plate, showing the same arms as in the seal above, and for crest 
a lion's head erased. Motto, •' Nee gladio nee arcu ;" an(J btlow the arms, 
" His Excellency Joseph Dudley, Esq., Governor of New England, 1<(»2^ 

Pmesaxt Eastwick, of Poitsmouth. Portsmouth, Sopr. 2H. \i-^i ; 
letter to John Usher, Esq. Arms, a chevron between three bucks stat.mt. 
Tinctures not indicated. 

Robert Elliot, Councillor of N. H. 1683-6, 92-8 and 169:)-I7i:». 
Newcastle, Dec. 21, 1714; letter to David Jeifries, Esij. Octaijoiuil s^al, 
the letter *• N " surrounded bv an illegible motto. 

JoiiN Eyre, H. C. 1718', son of John Eyre and Cath.^rine Brattle.^ 
Portsmouth, July 10, 17.j6 ; letter to his sister Catherine >iyes, wit.' of 
Oliver Nuyes and widow of David Jeffries. Very clear iuipre^biua. Anns, 



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ar. a chcvrou eruuues between three e&ciillof)^ gu. Credit, a dt'ini-lioa 
rampant. 

These are the arms of Eyre of SufTolk. 

AViLLiAM FoxLKi', merchant. Hamburg, 22(1 Dec. 1G76 and 28 Jan. 
16|^ ; letters to John Cooke of Oporto. Arms, on a chevron three escal- 
lops. Crest, a man's bead couped at the neck. Tinctures not indicated. 

Nathan ii:l Frvku, Councillor of N. H. 1681J-G; County Treasurer, 
16^8 to'end of the iMass. government; Councillor, 1G02-1702; Ch. Justice 

of the Common Pleas. 1G92-5. rortsmouth, Jan. 11. (year eaten olF) ; 

letter to ''the Hon. John Usher, Plsq., Lieutenant Governor of their .M.ij. 
Province of New Hampshire ; Commander in Chief and Admiral of the 
same, &c. &c. &.c." Bound seed, a very clearly cut aiiti(|ue head. 

Georg:: Fulford, merchant of London. London, 22d Nov. 1071, and 
23d Maroh. 1675; letters to John Cuoke of 0[iorto. J^uund seal, a heart 
pierced by ihree arrows, one in pale and two in sallire. 

George Fulford, apparently same as above. London, 30th Nov. 1C74 ; 
letter to John Cooke of Oporto. Romid seal, a lion rauipant. 

George Folforp, apparently same as above. London, 1st Jan. 1 074 ; 
letter to John Cooke, &c. Arms, two bars gemelles between three dexter 
hands couped at the wrist, two in chief and one hi base; a martlet in chief 
for difference. Crest, over a gentleman's helmet and wreath, a dexter hand 
•couped at the wrisc. Tinctures not indicated. 

Paul Gerrisii. Portsmouth, 1719 ; letter to Mr. Henry Sharpe, paint- 
er in Boston. ^1/VH5, quarterly, 1st and 4th, a lion rampant ; 2d and 3d, 
three plates. Tinctures not indicated. 

This seal is badly broken, and there is a little doubt about the 2d and 
■3d quarterings, but we think this is right. 

Robert Gibbes. Philadelphia, Nov. 15, 1709; letter to Mr. David 
Jeffries. Hound seal, three arrows arranged perpendicularly : not on a 
shield. 

L. Greenwood, or Geo. Hulk. London, March 15, 1685 ; bond of 
David Jeffries, Jr. to his cousin Jonathan Leigh, merchant of London, wit- 
nessed by Greeuwood and Hulk, to one of whom the arms probably be- 
longed, as they are not those of either Leigh or Jeffries. Arjns, three 
•clarions. Tinctures not indicated. 

William Handley. Letter to Mr. David Jeffries. Savannah, in Geor- 
gia, 3d July, 17G9. Arms, a fesse between six mascles, thrt-e and three. 
Tinctures not indicated. 

Jonx HiNCKS. Came over 1G72 ; member of Provincial Council, 1G83; 
of Andros's Council, 1GS7 ; President of the Council under Allen, 1G05; 
suspended by L'sher, 1697; recalled by Partridge, 1G98; turne<l out by 
Allen and formally replaced by Lonl Bellmout, 1699; Chief Justice of 
Supreme Court, '1699-1707. Newcastle, Feb. 26, 1694; letter to '' ]Mr. 
David Jeffries, merchant in Boston." Anns, a fesse between three roses. 
Crest, a bust facing forward. Tinctures not indicated. 

Jonx' lloDSDEN. Charleston, South Carolina, April 27, 1741 ; letter to 
Mr. David Jeffries, Jr. Arms,^ greyhound statant. Tinctures not indicated. 

Robert Holden, of London, master of the Grat.ville frigate. Boston, 
9th Dec. 1703; power of attorney to Benjamin Davis, apothecary. Crqoks 
Island, 7 April, 1704 ; letter to the same. The tirst has a crest, an ante- 
lope's head erase<l and collared ppr. The letter has a shield too much 
broken to be read. surm.ounted by the same crest. 

The Etiglisu family of Holden, of Crutteuden, bear this crest, and for 



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arms, i-.z. on a clievron or, between three spur-rowels ar. five gutters sa., 
ill cliict :i c"t?>oeiit of the third. 

Ann IlLBBAnn. See Kay. 

Nathvxikl IIuhbard, Jui]l':«^. of Admiralty and of the Supreme Court. 
Bristol, July 4, and Dec. 11, 1720; letters to "the lion. John JellVies." 
Seal.-d heart between two branches in saltire, not on a shield. 

Ci.KMKNT IIlt.iies. Portsmouth, May IH, 17 10, ami April 12, 1717; 
letters '' to ^Ir. John Je'lries of Boston." Crest, a deuii-lion ram})aut and 
laoijued. 

Gkorge Hulk. See Greenwood. 

Edwai;d 11 I'LL, of London. London, Feb. 9 and ^lay 28, IGOo ; letters 
to ''the worship"'' John Uslier, Esq., at his house in IJoston." Arms, ar. a 
chevron erm. between three lions (or talbots ?) heads erased. Crest, within 
a wreath a lion (or ta'bots) head erased. 

Edward Hull, same as the above. Loudon, 20th Aug. 1C08; letter to 
same address as above ; remarkably clear impression. Anns, on a chevron, 
between three deini-lioas passant three bezants, on a chief two piles. Tii.c- 
tiTos n')t indicated. 

Tlie English family of Hull of Surrey, bear, ar. on a chevron az.- be- 
tween lluee derai-lious passant gu. us many bezants ; on a chief sa. two 
piles of tlie first. 

Geougl Iuwix. Boston, 17.39 ; letter to David Jeffries, Esq. Crest, a 
demi-lion rampant. 

Gkor«e Jakirky, of Portsmouth, PL C. 1702, Speaker of the New 
Hampshire house. Councillor, &c. &c. Portsmouth, Aug. 4, 17^0 ; letter to 
his brother-in-law. the Hon. John Jeffries of Boston. Hound seal, a demi- 
lion rampant, not on a shield or wreath. 

Gkorge Jaffret, of Portsmouth, son of the above. Councillor and 
Judge of the Supreme Court of New Hampshire ; treasurer of Nevf 
Hampshire, 1770. Portsmouth, 'May 9 and 17, Sept. 11 and Dec. 8, 
1749 ; letters to the Hon. John Jeffries : and Aug. 10, 1749, July 9, 1758, 
and Feb. 18, 17G2;"letter.s to !iis brother-in-law, Davi 1 Jetl'ries, Esq. Arms, 
paly of six ar. and sa. o\er all a fes.sc of the first ctu.rged with three mul- 
lets of the second. Crest, the sun rising through a cloud ppr. 

These are the arms borne by the JaftVeys of Kings Wells, Scotland. 
George Jaffrey, the above. Portsmouth, March 13, 1753; letter to 
David Jeffiies, Esq., asking him to have prepared, for the funeral of his 
sister, Mrs. Samuel Solly, eight '' scutcheons," to be of the Solly and 
Jaffrey arms impaled. 

This seal is that of Solly. See that name. 

George .Janvrin. Portsmouth, April 25, 1754 ; letter to Mr. David 
Jeffries. Round seal, a ship between two ca-stles. 

George Jarvis. London, July 18, 1712 ; letter to Mr. Henry Sharpe, 
painter in lioston. Round poorhj cut seal, a stag trippant renverse. 

^ * David Jeffries, merchant of Boston, son of David Jeffries, of Castle 
Ci.^een, Esq.; came to New England 1677. Portsmouth, Sejit. 10, 1718; 
K-rter to Mr. John Jeffries of Boston : Portsmouth. Aug. 20, 171S ; contraci 
with Elihu Gunnison to build two ships : and Boston, March 14, 1092-3; 
letter to Lt.-Gov. Usher. Arms, sa. a lion rampant or, between three 
fccaliiig ladders of the second. Crest, a casde or, the tv/o end towers domH. 
These are the same arms as those boinc by the family of Jvtiries, of Llif- 
ton, Homccastle, co. Wore, England, and have been described in the He.'-al- 
dic Journal from silver of a much older date. 
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62 Seals from the Jeffries Manuscripts. [Jon. 

David Jkffriks. sima as above. Several letters to Hon. John JefTriep, 
with a round seal showing a bird. See also Gkki:\m"OOD. 

David Jkffries, son of the above, II. C. 170S. JJo?ton, Sept. 3, 1711 ; 
letter to his brother, Mr. John .letfrie--;, racrchaiit in London. Round s.-'al, 
not a coat of arms. Three lions couiant bef.veen two boughs, surrounded 
by an illegible motto. 

David Jeffries, sou of the preceding, II. C 17.32, town treasurer of 
Boston. Letter to his mother, Portsmouth. July 17, 17-lU. Anm, illegi- 
ble. Crest, a castle, the two end tov/ei's domed. Tinctures not indicated. 

William: jKXXixGa, merchant of Loudon. London, 18 Doc. 1G7-1 ; letter 
to John Cooke of Oporto. Arms, three plummets. Crest, a demi-grilnii 
rampant, holding in his paw a plummet. Tinctures not in<licated. 

Jeuning, Lord Mayor of London, 1508, and of Yorkshire, bore ar. a 
cheveron gu. between three plunmiets sa. 

Nathwifl IvAY. Newport, li. I., Feb. 23, 1727; letter to "the Hon. 
John JetiVies." Anns, two bendlets, impaling erm. a chevron. Crest, a 
bird. Tinctures, except of field of 2d coat, not indicated. IMrs. Kay speaks 
of iier brother- Natluuiiel Hubbard (who was an executor of her will to- 
gether with John Jeffries). It seems likely that the second coat is that of 
Hubbard. 

Several families in Englaiid of the name of Kay bore ar. two bendlets sa. 
The Kays of Kditli-Weston, co. Rutland, and Woodsome, co. York, bore 
these arrus, and for crest a goldfinch ppr. 

DAvid Law. New- York, Jidy 17, 170-i; letter to Benjamin Davis of 
Boston. Bound seal, two hearts pierced by an arrow and surmounted by 
a crown. 

JoxATnAX Leigh, merchant of London. London, 23d January, 1712 ; 
quit-claim to his cousin Da^ id Jeffries, Esq. Arms, a lion rampant. Crest, 
ademi-liou rampant. Tinctures not indicated. 

The family of Leigh, of West Leigh, in High Leigh, co. Chester, bore, or. 
a lion rampant gu. Crest, a demi-lion rampant or holding a pennon. 

Jonathan Leigh, same as the above. London, March 2, 1717 ; letter 
.to John Jetlries, Esq. Ruand seal, a lion rampant. 

*Col. Charles Lidget, of Boston, imprisoned with Andros. iMay 12, 
168G; power of attorney from John Usher, Charles Lidget and Thaddeus 
Mackarty, to Jonathan Tyng to receive laiuis from Robert Tufton iMason. 
Arms, ar. a fesse wavy or, between three estoiles. Crest, a bust couped at 
the shoulders facing forward. See also Usher. 

Samuel Lillie, merchant of Boston. Obligation to David Jeffries and 
Charles Shepreeve, Boston, 25 Aug. 1709. Arms, or, a fesse cotised, ia 
chief three lilies (?). Crest, a lily (?) 

Miss Felicia MacDonougit, daughter of Thomas MacDonough, Esq., 
the first British Consul at Boston. Hingham, Dec. 1813; letter to Joha 
JeffrieS; M.D. Seal, a bust of her father in official uniform. 

Thaddeus Mackarty, Artill. Co. 1G81 ; tlied 1705. Power of attorney, 
&c. See Lidget. Arms, ar. a buck trippant. Crest, an arm erect o-rasp- 
ing a sword impaling a li.^.ard. 

McCarthy, Earl of Clancarty, bears ar. a buck trippant gu. attired or. 
Crest, an arm embowed grasping a lizard. 

Capt. McGill. At sta 21st\Ju!y, 1712, lat. 2G^ 30"; letter- to Messrs. 
Jeffries <Sc Shepreeve. Seal, an Indian full hnigth, in dexter baud a bow, 
in sinister hand an arrow. Very like the Colonial seal. 

John McKetchnie. Bowdoinham, March 24, 1767; letter to David 



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.l.fTries, Esq. Arms, a pale between two lions rampant. Au"-. 4 1702- 
letter to same address. Crest, a stork stalant. ° ' " ' 

I\lARsrON of Memmelhem.^ted. On an old piece of paper a drawino- of 
the arms and crest, and below it, in the handwriting,' of David Jeffries, K.-q., 
•' Marston of Ilemmelherasted in the County oV Hertford, A". iG."J'J." 
Arms, az. a ehevron eml)attled or, between tliVee lions' head's era^:ed and 
crowiiod or. Crest, a lion's head erased, per chevron az. and or, crowucd 
and hmgued ^u. 

Patuick Martin, notary public. Charleston, S. C. June 2, 1711; act 
of protest. Arms, a chevron between two tleurs-de-lis, in chief a crescent. 
Cnst, a bird risiii;^ to fly. Tinctures not imiicated. 

Alkxanukk Maynaru. Avierro, Feb. 10, 1G74 ; letter to John Cooke 
of Oj)orto. jirms, three sinister hands conped at the wrist, in chief a cres- 
cent for difference. Tinctures not indicated. Maynard of Brixden, co. 
I)t;vou, bore, ar. three sinister hands conped at the wrist gu. 

George Mayxard. Lix% March 25 and Nov. 11, 1673, and Jan. 10, 
1674; letters to John Cooke of Oporto, -l/'w^, a clievron between three 
sniister hands conped at the wrist. Crost, a stag statant. Tinctures not 
indicated. A letter, dated " Lixbon, 12'^ 8ber, r675," has three impres- 
sions from different seals, one of which shows the chevrons to be or. 
_ Maynard. Viscount Maynard bears, ar. a chevron az. between three 
sinister hands couped at the wrist gu. Crest, a stag statant or. 

Maynard. Exon, 13 June, 1 G78 ; letter to John Cooke of Oporto. 

Ihe signature oi this letter is eaten off, but the arms, prove it to be from 
some member of the Maynard family. 8ee above. Arms, three sin^st-r 
hands couped at the wrist. Crest, a stag statant. Tinctures not indicated, 
ilaiiilwriting different from either G. or A. Maynard. 

Walter Mico. London, March 5, 1680; letter to Isaac Wuldron of 
hoston. Arms, three Moors' heads couped, sidelaced. Crest, an arm couped 
holding a sword. Tinctures not indicated. 

Mico of London, according to liurke, bore arms, or, three Moors' heads 
couppd sidefaced sa. lilleted round the temple ar. Cr?s/, a hand issuing out 
ot_ the clouds, holding a sword ppr. hilt and pommel o- , charged on the biade 
with a Moor's head ppr. the j)oint embrued of the last. 
Patrick Miln. 8ee Walter Chapman. 

Patrick Miln. Kingston, Jamaica, June 4, 1707, and Feb. 3, 1706-7 ; 
Jetters to Thomas Clarke, merchant of Boston ; signed by both Miln and 
Chapman. Arms, or, a cross molines between three mullets. Crest, an 
escallop. Tinctures of charges not indicated. 

IMilue of Scotland bears, or, a cross molines az. pierced of the field, be- 
tween three mullets sa. 

John Moore, Jr. See Barberie. i >.:K . ., x , 

7 i"-'^^^"^' ™^rchaut at Lisbon. July 3, 1708 ; invoice of goods to David 
Je.tnes, Esq. Crest, a bull passant guardant. 

Samuel MuNCKLEY. Exon, Oct^^i) and Dec. 9, 1711 ; letter to Messrs. 
Xj'aM.i JetFrie^ and Charles Shepreeve. Merchanfs mark, on a shitld au 
t.-n'^aued tigure 4 with a six pointed star at end of cross-bar, betweea 
tbe_ letters 8 and M, in base a fret. 

Thomas Ni:\vT0N, Attorney General at the witchcraft prosecutions, 
- u.ge ot the Admiralty, Secretary of N. Hampshire, >kc. Boston, Jan. 28, 
^ >^J ; letter to the Hon. John Usher, Esq. ; shield badly broken. Crest, 

^\ arm vambraced and embowed, grasping a ? [It is hard to say what 

~i.» was meant for ; perhaps a wand, or perhaps a shin-bone.J 



64:' ^ Seal f) from the Jeffries Manui^cripts. [Jan. 

Kewton, of Newcastle-on-lVne, England, bears, two shin-hones in saltire. 
Crest, \xn arm vainhraced and etnhowcd, grusjiing a shin-bone. 

Bixcnr.R ^s'()VKS, ?on of the lion. Oliver Noyes by his 1st wife Ann 
Belcher- Chowan, N. Carolina, Feb. 19, 173^. »9ea/, very good impression 
of an antique male head. 

Catukkixk Noyks, daughter of John Eyre and widow of David JcfTrios, 
2Q wife of Oliver Noyes. July, 1722; obligation in relation to the AValdrou 
mortgage to David Jeilries. Round seal, Cupid holding a bow in his left 
hand. 

Oliver Noyks, son of the above. Loridon, March 12, 174G; letter to 
Catherine Noyes. Crest, a holy lamb tri[)paiit. 

William Pi:;xxY, merchant. Exon, JuiiC G, 1078; letter to John Cooke 
of Oporto. Round seal, a phoenix. 

Kathamkl Pierce. Portsmouth, ISIay 8, 1752, Sept. .5, 1751, and Feb. 
15, 1750. Letters to bis brother-in-law, David Jeffries, Esq. Anns, an 
eagle displayed. Tinctures not indicated. 

Major IciiABOD Plaisted, one of t!ie Council of Mass. July 21, ^710; 
Lin. Dec. 1712, and Sept. 28, 1711 ; Portsmouch, Nov. 18, 1708, and April, 
1713, and Barwick, Nov. 26, 1713 ; letters to Messrs. David Jeffries & Co. 
Arms, a cro>s between four garbes. Tinctures not indicated. 

IciiABOD Plaisted, same as al)ove. Dec. 6, 170G; letter to Messrs. 
David Jeffries & Co. Seal, a bird statant renverse. There are several 
letters with this seal. 

ICHABOD Plaisted, same as above. Portsmouth, July 20, 1711 ; letter 
to Messrs. David Jetiries and Charles Shepreeve. Seed, Cupid standing 
before an altar on which three hearts are burning, in sinister hand a bow, 
in dexter upraised hand a heart burning; motto, " Un me sutit." 

John Plaisted, Speaker of N. H. House, 1G95; Judge Supreme 
Court, 1G99; Chief Justice, 1716; Portsmouth, Sept. 28, 1721, and f.ame 
date 1722; letters to Messrs. John and David .Jeffries. Arms, erm. three 
elephants' heads erased, ar. Crest, an elephant's head erased, ar. 

Mary Plaisted, wife of the alcove. Portsmouti, Nov. 9, 171G ; letter to 
Messrs. Jeffries and Shepreeve. S:nl, a lion passai t renverse. 

Ca[)t. John Polnoe. Lix*. 12th 3Iay, 1712; letter to Messrs. David 

Jeffries &; Co. Arms, a ? over all an inescutcheon charged with five 

shields in cross. Tinctures not indicated. [The first charge is composed 
of four bars arranged in a square, the ends overlapping.] 

AVilliam Redford. Portsmouth, Sept. 3 and Oct. 8. aud Newcastle, 
Nov. 19, 1694; letters to Governor Usher. Arms, three bars and a canton. 
Crest, out of a coronet a lion's head erased and langued. Tinctures not 
indicated. 

Sir John Rogers, Bart. Plymouth, Eng., Jan.7, 1690 ; letter to David 
Jeffries, Esq., announcing his elevation to a baronetcy. Arms, a c'nevroa 
between three bucks couraut. Crest, a buck courant. Tinctures not 
indicated. 

Burke gives as his arms, ar. a chevron gu. between three bucks courant sa. 
attire<l and gorged with ducal coronets or. Crest, a buck courant sa. 

*Gurdon Saltonstall. Governor of Conn., 1707-2 1. New London, 
June 1 and 7, 1G99, and July 13 and vSept. 1700^ letters to BenJ. Davis. 
Arms, a bend between two eagles di'^played. Crest, a pelican's head 
Yulniug its breast. Tinctures not indicated. •> 

Burke gives as the arms: or, a bend between two eagles displayed sa. 
Crest, as above, azure. 






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Thomas Sandford. London, Feb. 14 and March 5, 172J; letters to '• 
3Ii-. Tlio:nas Clarke. Arms, per chevron :ir. and crm., in chief two boars' 
he.'ids coujied. Crest, a boar's head coupcd. 

Burke gives as the arms of Sandford: per chevron sa. and erm., in cliief 
two boars' heads couped or. Crest, a boar's head couped or. 

IIicNUY SiiAUPK, painter, of Boston. ]7Io ; bond to Davi.l JefTVies, Esq., 
signed hy Jobn Brand and Henry Sharpe. Two irupressious of a round 
seal, an antique hehneted head. 

Col. Samuf.l SiiRi^iPTOX, one of tlie Council of Safety, IGSH ; power of 
attorney to Jonathan Tyng [see Dudley]. Seal, an antique male hiad. 

English Smith. Nov. 8, 1G84; letter to Governor Usher. Arms, 
quarterly, 1st and 2d, a chevron between three torteaux ; 3d, an estoile ; 
4:li. a lion ranqiant. Crest, between the horns of a crescent, a torteaux. 
Tinctures not indicated. 

Rev. Jons Smith. New Yoik. Feb. 14 and Aug. G. 1728 ; letters to jlra. 
Noyes. Airrns, ar. three cpears in pale (sa. ?), a chief chequy ar. and (sa. ?). 
Crest, a sea. lion passant. 

Richard Smith, a member of Andres's Council. Rochester, 18th Feb. 
1C8|; letter to Lt. Governor Ifsher. Arms, a chevron between three 
leopards' faces. Tinctures liot indicated clearly, but the chevron looks as 
if it might be or. 

Samuel Solly, Councillor of New Hampshire. Sandwich, INlarch 17, 
1752, and London, April 18, 1751 ; letters to David Jet^ries, Es([., the 
latter speaking of buying him a portrait of his gt. gr. father David JeftVie.s, 
E>q., father of David .JetFries, whose seal we have al)ove. See also George 
Jail'rey. Arms, vert a chevron or, between three sole fish aneant. of the 
second. Crest, a sole fish aneant. 

Sole of Bo1)bing Place, co. Kent, bore, ar. a chevron gu., between three 
sole fish hauriant, within a bordure engrailed, gu. 

_S. Starkey. Nov. 15, 1G95, and three letters in 1696 ; letters to Colonel - 
Lidget. Arms, a stork statant. Crest, a stork's head erased, holding in the 
beak a snake. Tinctures not indicated. 

The I iiglish family of the name bear, ar. a stork, sa. membered gn. 
Crest, a stork's head erased, per pale ar. and sa., holding in the beak gu. a 
snake vert. 

William Stoxesbuie. London, March 9, 1678; quitclaim to Isaac 
'\^ aldron. Round seal, a lamb with a cross over its shoulder. 

IIiLLARY STitiXGER', " Dep^ Comp"" and Survev"" of his May'^' Customs " 
in Virginia. March 29, 1G87 ; letter to the Hon." John Usher, Esq. Seal, 
a har[). 

Hillary Stringer, same as the above. April 10, 1676; letter to 
■Sir. John Usher. Seal, a peculiar crustacean-like animal. 

Taylor. See Chauncy. 

* Temple. Boston, April 4, 1710; Clearance papers of the Brigantine 
rear!, written in Latin; signed by "David Jeffries, D. CollectV and ■" 
S'al-jd with wjiat he calls his official seal ; but the arms are really tho.«e of 
Aeiiiple. jirms, two bars, each charged with three martlets. Crest, on a 
Qiical coronet a martlet. Tinctures not indicated. 

1 h^; full blazon of the arm is " ar. two bars sa.. each charged with three 
°''!''i'rV'^ ^''' ^'f'^sf^ on a ducal coronet a martlet or. 

r. TiiACHER. Oporto, May 13, 1712; letter to Messrs. David Jeffriea 
* <-'o. Se<d, a doublc-he;ided "eagle displayed. 

A .'.Tiit.n Thayer. Dorchester, Feb. 9, 1791; letter to John Jeffriea, 
-l.D. Arnis^ a chevron betweeu three ravens, impaling a lion rampant 



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reuverse. Crest, a martlet holding in its beak a rose. Tinctures not in- 
dicated. 

Charlf.s TnuBSnAAV. 4th :May, K,08 ; letter to "Mr. David J'^frorys." 
Arms, quarterly, 1st and 4th three mullets, 2d and 3d plain field. Tinctures 
not indicated. 

Pkudknce and RiciiAni) Turner. Exon, Nov. 10, 1711 ; letter to 
Messrs. David Jetfries and Charles Shepreeve. Arms, a chevron ermine 
between three (?), on a chief a lion passant. Crest, a grillin passant. 
Tinctures, except of chevron, not indicated. 

Jonathan' Tyng. See Wanalansett. 

Unknown. On the covering of a missing letter, directed to "The Hon. 
John JeftYies, Esq." Crest, a grifliu's head erased and langued. 

Unknown. London, Aug. 6, 16 — [Signature and rest of date eaten 
off] ; letter to Mr. John Usher. Anns, too much broken to be read. Crest, 
a. demi-griffin rampant. 

Rev. John Ushi:r. Letter to John Jeffries, Esq. Bristol, 2 Nov. 1733. 
Seal, a crown over a rose and thistle. 

*CoI. John Usher, Member of Andros Council ; Treasurer, tfcc, of N. 
Eng. IGS6; Lt. Governor of New Hampshire, 1G92-7 and 17U4-15; Artill. 
Co. 1G73; Representative, 1G72 ; Col. of the Boston Regiment, &:c. ic. 
April 26, 1723 ; letter to his son-indaw David Jeffries, Esq. Anns, ar. 
three lions' jarabes sa. Crest, a lion's jambe sa. holding a wand ar. 

These are the arms of Usher of Fetherston, co. York. 

Col. John Usher, same as the above. Power of attorney to Jonathan 
Tyng (see Lidget). 

Here Col. Usher used the Lidget arms, as already described, but from a 
different seal from that used by his brother-in-law Col. Lidget. 

*Margaret Vassall, daughter of William Vassall of Boston, E.-q. 
Bristol, Eng., Jan. 23, 1786; letter to John Jeffries, M.D. Arms, azure, 
in chief a sun, in base a chalice or. Crest, a vessel masted, rigged and 
flagged ppr. 

These are the well known arms of the Vassalls of New England, and 
through them of the present family in England. 

Richard Waldron, Representative in Boston, 1691 and 2; of the 
Royal Council of N. PL 16'Jl; IMilitia Officer and Judge. Portsmouth, 
16th May, 1687; letter "To the Hon. John Usher, Esq." Arms, ihiQQ 
bulls' heads cabossed. Tinctures not indicated. 

Wanalansett, " Sachem of the Merrimack Indians ; son and heir of 
old Passaconaway, Chief Sachem of the Merrimack Indians, &c." 

Oct. 10, 1685; two deeds of land to Jonathan Tyng. Against his marks 
are seals showing a martlet, probably the Tyng crest. 

Samuel Wentworth, merchant of Portsmouth. Portsmouth, 1757; 
letter to his cousin David Jeffries, Esq. Arms, a chevron between three 
leopards' faces. Crest, a grithn passant. Tinctures not indicated. 

The Wentwcrths of N. England, as well as the Wentworths Earls of 
Strafford, the Wentworths of Wentworth Woodhouse, &c., bore sa. a chevron 
between three leopards' faces or. Crest, a grithn passant or. 

R. West. London, Aug. 22, 1694; letter to Col. Lidget. Arms, a 
fesse dancettee. 

The Wests. Earls De la Warr, bore ar. a fes-^e il<xncettee sa. 

Stephen Wksendonek. London, loth March, 1694; letter to Lt. 
Gov. Usher. Seal, an antique male head. 

Richard Wharton. Power of attorney, &c. [See Dudley.] Arms, 
a mauuch. Crest, a bull's head couped. Tinctures not indicated. 






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Tlio English families of the name bear the same cliarge, but vary the 
linctiires; tlie Whtirtous of Cumberland bear sa. a mauuch sr. Crest, a 
b^l!^^< head erased sa, armed or. 

]]. ^V'ILL1AMS, merchant of London. London, 1st January, 1C89 ; letter 
to David JetlVies, Esq. Adjis, Barry of twelve, on a chief three lions ram- 
pant. Tinctures not indicated. Another letter without date from the same 
person hy Col. Lidget has for seal a monogram surrounded by a circular 
wreath of flowers. 

Thomas 'Widird (?) From a fragjment of an acf^ount of the "Pinko 
Mary, Thos, "Wibird, Master, 1707." Arms, on a field a cross fretty. 
Tinctures not indicated. 



DOCUMENTS FROM THE GERRISH MANUSCRIPTS. 

CorDmnnicated by Mrs. Isabella Jamks, of Cambridge. 
[Contianed from vol. xxx. page 82.] 

IT. — Pakdox by Gov. Cranfif.ld. 

The Gerrish MSS. contriin the original of the following document, with 
the autograph of the notorious Gov. Cranfield. It is interesting as a relic 
of Gove's insurrection in 1G83. See Belknap's History of New-Hampshire, 
vol. i. pp. 157 and 153. The name is there printed Heiy; iu the original it 
IS twice written Iloly.^ 
New Hampshire in ) 

New England j By the Govern' 

Whereas His Most Excel'. Ma'^ our Sover° Lord Charles y* Second 
King of EngH Scott"^ ffrance &. Irel^ Defend' of y* ffuith &c. Hath by 
His Royal Commission under the Great Seal of P^ngland bearing date y' 
O"- of May in y' 34"^ yeaj^ of IlTs Ma''. Raign among 
Edw. Craufield. other things required & cofnanded me Edward Cransfield 
Esq''. His Ma" Lieuten'. Govern^ and Cornand', in 
chief of this Province to do & execute all things in due manner that shall 
belong to Aiy Coniand & tlie Trust by his Ma'^. reposed in me according to 
such further Powers & Instructions as shall at any time thereafter be 
granted & appointed me under His Ma". Signet & Sign manual : And 
wiiereas by His Ma" Royal Instructions signihed in His Ma" Letter bear- 
ing (lute y« tlburth day of Seteml/ last I am impowered to pardon and re- 
nut to such persons as at a Court held by special Coiniss". of Oyer & ter- 
niiner for the Trial of Edward Gove & them were convicted of Treason as 
Conspirators with the sd Gove or so many of them as I shal see cause. All 
the-r b** Crimes & offences of Treason & conspiracies & all penalties & for- 
leitures tliereby incurred with such conditions & limitations or as amply & 
f'-dly as to me shal seem meet. I therefore the s*^ Edward Crantiehi in 
pursuance of die said Royal Cofnissiou & Instructions, Do hereby pardon 
A:^ remit to "William Holy of Hampto.i in y^ sd. Province Labourer.^Ono 
of the porsop.s convict of Treason at the sd. "Court held by special Co^niss^ 
ot Oyer d- terminer viz : the tiirst day of ff«br». last pas't in y* year of y* 
i^ird lCo2, All his s*^ crimes & offences of Treason & Const)iracy. & all 
m.itit:r of Trea.sons & Conspiracies, & all penalties & forfeitures for tiic- same. 
Given under my hand 6c the Seal of y" Province y' Eighth day of ticbr. 
imX To Will Holy of 

J ^ Hampton Labour. 

B*i^.- ■' "'J^-J '"-!Ve T13 a cony of this docu.ment by another correspondent, who reads the 
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MAimiAGES SOLE^[NIZED IN rE:vrBROKE, r^IASS., 
iiY THE ilEV. TilOALVS SMITH, 1755-1767. 

Commuuiciited by H. H. Eots, Esq., of Boston, Ma^s. 

THE following list is thought to contain a complete record of nil 
the marriages solemnized by the liuv. Thoma^; Smitli during 
Lis ministry in Pembroke. It Avas eo[)ied by me froni what ap- 
peared to have been Mr. Smith's original minutes, ke|)t in a b(jok of 
accounts, etiU in the possession of his descendants, where I discov- 
ered them by accident during a visit to the present owner. of the 
volume. From these minutes returns were made in due form to the 
town clerk, at proper intervals, as indicated in the following pages, 
which are as near ufac-swiile of the original record as modera tyj^c 
can make them. Tlie manuscript was in some places ne;irly illegi- 
ble by reason of the fading of the ink, and of the careless manner 
in which these minutca were jotted down. Several entries about 
which a doubt existed as to my own rendering, were drawn off and 
sent to Mr. George II. Ryder, the present town clerk of Pembroke, 
with a request that he would verify or correct my transcript by the 
town books. To this request a most courteous reply was returned, 
which enables me to present in print an accurate copy of the entire 
manuscript by which the proof has been corrected. 

The Pev. Thomas Smith, whom the biographical dictionaries 
dismiss with a few lines when mentionins'- him at all, was a niriu of 
note in his day and generation, and sprang from an honored ances- 
try ; while the family into which ho liiarried was of even more dis- 
tinguished extraction. His emigrant ancesto? was the Pev. Joiln' 
Smith/ who was early located in Barnstable, where, in l'i43 lie 
married Susannah Hinckley^ a sister of Gov. Thomas Hincklov, 
joined the church Oct. 13, 11)44, and still later was settled over trie 
parish as its pastor; but "being dl.-liked " by his gubernatorial bro- 
ther-in-law, — so the record reads, — he withdrew to Long Island, 
thence to Xew Jersey, and finally returned to the Old Colony, suc- 
ceeding, in lG5y, the Pev. William Leverich in the Sandwich pulpit. 
Plis ministry was harassed by dissensions and party strife, and he 
laid down his charge in lt)8fc', at the age of seventy-four, after a 
eervice of thirty yearo.* 

' Br a tlepo^it'on of i;is. tuk^n m rlip Pottl?mrrt of some proli.-ite inattrrs, qt;otod in 
Frcciii i.i'.< Ilisto'y of Ciij:'^ C-jJ (ii. 8Q), it .-in'jr.irs tli-Lt he was son of TI)om;is .Stcu!;, of 
Brin?|urt;'.e (a pii'.-'rt I f.iW to Pi-.-atc npon any map at ;ny euuiiiiand),' suiii to be about iive 
miles from Dorchester, in DiHfJCt>inre; was now, " Eebniarv H, IfiU, in Barnstaltic * * * 
Oiily son and lifir, snn|jo>o!li liw ajc about o7 it bt;in^ next M.iy, '21 vtars ^Ince fie <j:-.ine 
oat of Fn.L;!;i!id," a.'id TIki: ho h.id sisters [-Ij.un;di ;iri i 'l'ii!yi<c>r; th-jTi liviii-i; ir, Eniriand. 
It would seem, therefore, tJiac nc waa burn in or aboui loll, and came to New En^jl^iiid iu 
1650. 

* Viuc Freeman's History of Cape Cod, i. SO. 

• Ariiims's •' Infier Viilarij " (crl. hlSO) gives Brinspudtl ir. Dcpoptsh're. T a'. riO=4'J', T.ong. 2° CO' 
W., probably ihe place uow cajied Bryaufa riilulCj'a t> thing in Lii<; pariaa of Alf riddlt-.— Lu. 



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Mr. SFjith wr.s the fatl.or of tliirteeu children, the last of \vho:n 
vvari JosErii Smith, vc\w wd< born December G, IGGT. He lived at 
Barnfitable, -.vhcre, April 29, Ib'SO, lie married Anna Fuller, who 
died July 2, 1722. By her he had fourteen children' — among wliorn 
was Thomas, the minister at Pembroke — and died ]\Iarch 4,'\74b. 

ThcKev. Thomas S.mith was born in Barnstable, Feb. 6, 170*^-.}), 
and graduated at Ilanard College in 1725. In 1729 he succeeded 
the Rev. Daniel Greenleaf as pastor of the church in Yarmouth, 
where he labored for twenty-five years. In 175J- he requested a 
dismission, " leaving for lack of competent support," and accented 
a call to Pembroke, where he was installed ns the successor o/the 
Eev. Daniel Lewis,' Dec. 4, 1754. His ministry continued thirty- 
four years, during which time the meeting-house was enlarired. 
He preached until his sight failed, and died July 7, 178S, in^the 
eighty-third year of his age. The liev. :\Iorri]l Allen, latelv de- 
ceased, one of his successors in the Pembroke pulpiu, speaks of him 
as a hne scholar, and the most distinguished man Avho had ever been 
settled in the to\\n. 

Mr. Smith was married Aug. 28, 1734, to Judith Miller, v^'ho 
was born Aug. 23, 1716. She brought liim these twelve children 
and died July 31, 1785. 

i. Mary, 
ii. Josiah, 
iii. Joseph, 
) iv. Thomas,' ' 
v. Joshua, 
vi. Nathaniel, 
vii. Judith, 
viii. Thankful, 
ix Nathaniel, 
X. Edward, 
xi. Catharine, 
xii. Christopher, " 

The Rev. John Miller, who was early of Roxbury, and by some 
writers is thought to have betn of Dorchester likewise, came to ^evr 
Fngland in 1G34, bringing his wife Lydia and son John. He was 
bred at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he took his 
A.B. in 1627, and in the Magnalia is included by ]Mather in his 
^/rs; chassis. " While in Roxbury he was an elder of Eliot's ch.urch. 
^^rom 1639 to 1641, he was an "assistant" to the Rev. Ezekicl 
i^ogers, at Rowley, where he also filled the office of town clerk. In 
tlic latter year he received and declined a call to the Woburn church, 
and in 1642, on account of his health, declined a mission to Virginia, 

I ^J^" "'»^^. ^ol. iii. 27.5. 
ffim! / ^'"'f ^" present to oar nridarp, fn the April number, a tran?,-rirtof Mr. L<'^i='<! ori- 
«^i h'/m^ °" '1'^™'^"'°"' ^o itie Pembroke church iVotn its foundation in 17!2, to the c'.o^e 
'" -"'"'""■y la 17j3, together with other interesting items reluiins to the church.— Eo. 
fOL. S.XXI. 7 



bora May 


18, 1735, 


in Yartfiouth. 


" Feb. 


26, 1738, 


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" Nov. 


22, 1740, 


(( 


" July 


24, 1742, 


M 


" July 


27, 1744, 


ii 


" May 


29, 1746, 


( 


" Nov. 


4, 1747, 


ii 


'•' Feb. 


26, 1749, 


ii 


" Feb. 


16, 17o2, 


« 


" IVIay 


16, 1754, 


ii 


" ]March 


21, 1756, 


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, " Dec. 


22, 1757, 


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on -which it was proposed to associate Avitli Iiiiu tlie Kev. George 
Phillips, of" Watertown, and the Kev. William U'hoinpson, of Brain- 
tree. The same year he was a grantee of Newbury. Johnson, 
in his Wonder- Working 1^-ovidencc, says tiiat he remained in Row- 
ley till called to Yarmouth, whither he went about llMG, as the 
successor of the famous jVIarmaduke Matthews. After the death 
of his wife, which occurred in Boijton, Aug. 7, 1C58,' he seems 
to have preached "M'here any temporary want existed," nntil about 
the time of the settlement of Groton, whither he appears to have 
gone with the first settlers of the town, or to have ftjllov/ed them 
immediately, for a vote of the inhabitants, passed March 18, 
1602-3, requested the Rev. John Miller "to continue with them," 
if he was "moved" to do so; while by another vote of the same 
date, lands were assigned to him. His ministry in Grotor. was short,'^ 
as he died June 12, 1003, and was succeeded by the Rev. Samuel 
"Willard, who was ordained July 13, 1064. He is said to have been 
a man of high literary attainments. 

Mr. i\Iillpr Inid several children born at different places ; but it 
"is his eon Joiix Milleii, horn in England, in ]\Iarch, 1031-2, in 
whom v.-e are most interested. On the 24th of December, 1059, 
he was married to Margaret Winslow, daughter of the first eTosiali 
Winslow, and niece of Gov. Edward A\'inslow, v.ho v/as born July 
16, 1640. He settled in Yarmouth, where he filled various ofifices of 
trust, and was frequently its representative in the General Court. 
He was the father of eleven children, and died in the home of his 
adoption in June, 1711, at the age of 7 J.). 

JosiAH Miller, son of John and .Margaret (Winslow) Miller, was 
born in Yarmouth, Oct. 27, 1079, and was very promijient in the 
public afiairs of tlic town. Aug. 13, 1708 he married Mary 
Crosby, who M-as born April 14, 1078, and died in Pembroke, Feb. 
15, 1772, at the advanced age of nearly 94 years. Her husband 
had died more than forty years before in Yarmouth, April 15, 1729. 
Judith ^Miller, before mentioned as the wife of the Rev. Thomas 
Smith, was their daughter, 

MARRIAGES. 

Newel to Rebecca I^I'^P'arlaud Folio 

Dec"' 1700. J-ur.es Bonny to Keturali I5i.>liop. 132 

1756. July 22'^. iludson iJisliop to Abigail Stetson, 
John Ford J""^ to ]Mary iJaker. 

Ebeuezer Cain to Mary Tulihs, .. 

1757. Tuomas Tyrrel to Lucy Taylor, Fob. 14. V'"':.'';:'. ^"''':.^ 
1757. Nov*M7'\.Jethro Hector to Sylva Molutto. 

1757, Ichabod Richmond to Abigail Ford, 

1757. Dec. 29. Neheiuiah Raiu.ideri to Ueb'.-cca Chamberlain. 
Packard to Ruth Bonuy, 

> Lvdi.i, wife of Mr. Joliri Milier, mi;iist<?r of Yarmouth, died at tlie liouse of Thomaa 
JBamstciid, of Boston, the 7tli of Au-u.st, lG38.-(Bo.ton Ilecords.) iiiomaa 



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I March 7'\ ITaS. Prince Keen to Elizabeth Ford. 

i July 20. 175S. Job Clap to Peiielopi^ Ilalch. 

^: Novembr G"". Davkl Piiilips to LvJia Hatch. 

J. 1750. Jan. 4'^ Eenj. S urason to Dcljorah Cushuic'. 

C '^J.l^'^'J'^^A^'^- ^^ ^^^^^ Barker - to Betty Turner. " 

|. 17.^1). October V. Isaac Lane to Sarah Hatch. 

i July 30'\ Edwar.l Kinf^ to Alice Perry. 

% Nov''^ ]2. John ChubbiicU to Lydia Crocker. 
I Thomas Church to HuKLih Soul, Febr. 24, 17C0. 

t 17C0. June lo'\ Josiah .Smith to Mary P.arker. 

I 17 00. July 10"'. Cliaries Josselyn to Rebec Keen, y^ S'^. 

/ 1760. Sent. 14^\ Ichahod Bonny to Mary Turner. 

\ 17G0. October 15. W"- Hearsev to Patience Bisbe. 

/ 1760. October 27. Isaack Little to Lydia ILitch. 

i 1760. Asa Bearse to Mary llandafS^ Xov^'^ 27. 

176L Freedom Chamberlain to Deb. Turner, Jan. 8'\ 



71 



\ 17GL Ichabod Thomas to Puth Turner, .Jan. 22^. 

■ 176l._ ]\rathe\7 Stetson to Mary Pandal. Feb. b. ' 



17C1. Ebenezer Barker to Priscilla Loring, April '2\ 

i7GL Abisliar Stetson to Croolfer, April 16'^ 

1/61. Joseph Taylor to Thankfi.il Clark. May 'd'^. 
376L Pool Spear to Christina Tnrner, May 'lO'^ 
17G1. Joshua Turiier J^' to Betty Benker, .June 22^ 
1761. Thomas Randal to Deboi-ah Barker J'^ Sept. 10. 
I«^61. Natlianiel Gushing to Lucy Turner, Sept. 24. 
1761. I Isaac Ford to Lucy Josselyn. 

I Perez Sampson to Mary Taylor, Octbr 1". 

1761. j Lemuel Bonny to Lucy Bomiy. 

1761. 1 Nathaniel Stetson to Sarah Bishop, December 3 
1/62, Jaury 7'\ Joseph Dwelle to Mary M^croon. 

1762. Feb. 18. Asa Keen to Zilpah Hatch.* 
t'Ji^^L^ ;^"J%ford jo_ Beuy Boi!nj% March 11. 

1762. Caleb Hovvland to Deb. (MivA^^]iP^'i'~ 

1762. Jesse Lapham to Mercy Randal, Nov"^ 25 

1763. Feb^ 24"^. Jedediah D.velle to Lydia Soule. 
1/63. April 28. Diman Perry to Nabbe Cushin^. 

Carried to Tonn Clck 



\^o i^'l^ ^'\ '^"' ^^ii^cbelT^lii^PilTRidill^^d^ " 

1/03. Oct"' 13'^ Robert M^lathlin to Mary Kepn 

1-^0 S'^'k^^"- ^'^'^^ Turner to Chioe Bonny. 
1/63. Nov"^ 28'\ Isaac Hatch to Sarah Cushini. 
i^b4. tebr 22<». Jonathan Turner to Hannah Ford J- 
J / b3. Decern. G'-';. Danil Tubbs to Hannah White. 
\lp\- V ''^ Standiih to Abigail Stetson, Decemb^ S. 
U*>4. March 8. Seth Fuller to Deborah Ford. 

/^^4JUaTv.^^d_^^y|v^^ to Sara h Barstow . 
UU\. Thomas Curlew to Mary Russel, July l^"^ 
Jl ."?• ^^'el Russel to Lydia Garnet. Mav 7^ 1765 
i/ )o. Abner Megoon to Ruth Bri<ro>. (Jct. 14 
['J'-l- :J;;^-''a Lawrence to Mol Geolry, Sept. 26. 
17rr' ^^t^^ ^^Vinslow- to Sarah Hatch J", Nov. 21" FoHo 

't.'>. -•■'^^' Liiicolu to Lydia Randal, Febr 13'^ "^ 



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72 JPembroJce Marnages. [Jan. 

Jol-.u Jordan to Chloe Tubbs, Feb. 23. 
Daniel Boauy to Elizabeth Ijurtor;, May 15. 
Robert Page to Susaiicah IJennet, May 2G. 
1766. Elislia Hatch to Lettsy Howhmd, August 7"\ " ■ 



1766. Nov. I'd. Kev*^ Isaiah Dunster to Mary Sruitli. 
December 8. Amariah Goodwin to Thankful Russel. 

1767. Jan. 8'\ Thomas Barker to Olive Ford. 
29 Jan. Ichabod Bearse to Eunice Witherel. 

7 April. Stephen Richardson to Mercy Darling.' 

October 29. Zelek Basset to Huldah Garnet. 

Dec. 10. liemuel Church to Susannah Baker. 
Sam'l .Tennincfs to Keziah Bearse.' 
Amos "Withrel to Ruth Stetson. 

Mrch 1. Apoilos Cusiiniau to Eleanor Keen. 

Mrch 10. Japh^et C'rooker to Lydia Turner. 

Mrch 18. Jo5ei)h Turner to Elizabeth Crooker. 



Dec. 24. 



May. Vriin'.-or to 

June 14. Nathaniel Turner to Sarah Rogers. 

July 7'\ James Giover to Rachel Bonny. 

Nov. 24. Stockbridge Jossevln to Olive Standish. 

1769. May 23'^. Joseph Peirce to Olitf Fish. 

June 15'^ Daniel OMhaur> to Wirhrdl. 

Nov'"^ IG. Ebenezer Beerse to Lydia .Jennings. 

Sept. 28. Hezekiah Bryant to Debrah Crooker. 

Dec''': 25. Joshua Withrel to Marv Standish. 

1770. 
Jan.. IS. Simeon Nash to Hulda Bates. 

{Joseph Ramsden to Elizabeth Barker. 
and 
Thomas Crooker to Nabby Randal. 
11. James Cox to Ruth M'^g*,>on. 
Mrch 26. Thomas Cooke to Hannah Lincoln- 
June 10. John Thomas to Sarah Loring. 
Sept. 16. Zadock Reed to Lucee Garnet. 
Octo. 22. Shubael Butler to Hannah Gamet- 
Nov. 22. Caleb Barstow to Sylvina M"^goon. 

1771. 
April 25. Melzer Curtis to Keziah I lull. 
May 30. Caleb Tiklen to Joanna Barker. 
Sept. 1"*. Nath' Loring J°' to Sarah Baker y^ 3^. ' 
Octo. 31. David Crooker J'^'^ to Ursula Turner. 
Nov. 20. Benj. Barns to Luciana Ramsden. 
Nov. 21. Isaack ErevrsLer to Leonice Soul. ,(^_ 

Philip Turner to Judith Hatch. 
Dec"" 1"*. Epliraim Lindsay to Ann Bonnv. 

1772. 
Janry 16"^. W" Reading to Elizabeth Bates. 
Mrch 19. Benj. Cox to Deborah Russel. 
April oO. Isaiah Cashing to Lydia Fish J". 

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May 17. 

Octo. V\ 

August 0. 
August 19. 
Sept. 5. 
Ditto. 
Octo. KA 
Decembr 30. 

1774. 

oil in ye 
Sack page 
have been 
returned 
to ye Clerk 



Eben Crock- 
er to Cloe 
Gardner, 
Wov. 25, \Tti- 
omitted In 
former 
lial- 

23'i Novmbr. 



Feb. 1^. 
March 14. 

Ditto 2^. 
May 5. 
May IG. 
Nov. T\ 

Janrv 13. 
Jau^y 23. 
March 13. 
Sept. 14. 
Kov"^' 20. 
Dec. 2o. 

Mrch 15. 
•lune 25. 
Octo. V\ 
Decerabr 3"^. 
Decembr 24. 

Jan^ T\ 
Mrch 18. 
May 20. 
June G. 
July 8. 
July 25. 
August 18. 
Nov. 2. 
Nov. 23. 
Nov'" 25. 
Deo. 8. 
Dtcera. 23. 

VOL. il 



Moses House [of iMarshfielil] to Lydia Russel. 
KheDCzer Man to uroula Kaudal J". 

1773. 
Lemuel Crocker to Rachel Fo^iter. 
Con-taut Little to Sarah B:irker J"". 
Zebiiluu Buker to Debrah Ivaiulal. ■ ■ 

[Maurice Tul.)bs to Betty Kaudal. 
I^aac Tubbs to Planuah Crooker. 
Diman Perry to Susannah Ijincoln. 

John Ranual to Sarali Eames, June 0, 1774 FoUo 

Sam' Rider to Pegijy Keen, June 19, 1774. ^^^ 

Sam^ Chandler to Rebecca Darling, Octo. 27"^, 1774. 
Abel Nash to Susannah Tracy, Decern. 15'\ 

1775. 

Jan. ll'*' Eleventh. Asher Keen to Desire "Witherel. 

Feb. 21''. Ebenezer Withrel to Rebecca Macfarland. 
Joseph M'^goon to Sarah M'^goou. 

Andrew Bradford to ]Mary Turner 3**. 
1776. 

Isaack M'^goon to Lydia M'^FarJand. 

Isaiah Stetson to Susa Bouney. 

Nathaniel Randal to Deborah Stetson J".- 

Job Turner to Sarah .James. 

Elii/halet Bishop to Elizabeth Tubbs. 

James Sprague J"'' to Lydia Barker. 

1777. 
Elijah Baker to Mary AVittemore. 
TV'illiara Cushing to Abigail Turner J"''^ 
Caleb Lapham to Sarah Fish. 
Philip Turner to Mercy Turner. 
Eiisha Briggs to Laureutia Hall. 
Sam' Loring to Prudence Chapman. 

1778. 
Nathaniel Fish to Mary Leavit. 
Abiel Sherman to Lydia Walker. 
Benjamin Highland to Content Lincoln. 
Edward Stevens J"^ to Mehetabel Newberry. 
David Man to Elizabeth Bates. 

1779. 
Jacob Tubbs J'"' to Desire Crooker J". 
Lemuel Little to JNIary Lapham. 
Jesse Torrey to Mary Chamberlain. 
Nathaniel Bishop to Abigail Bearse J"". 
Joseph Byron to Alice Garnet. 
Perry Harden to !Moll-Swan-Keen. 
Daniel Russel to Susanna iM'^P^'arland. 
PVnenezer Wiiitraan 3*^ to Ruth Delano. 
John Lowden to Hannah Gould. 
Zacheus Fish to Rachel Stetson. ^ - . 

Ezra Warren to Saba Tirrel. » '' • 

Alexander Garnet to Ruth Tubbs.. 
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1780. ... 

Feb. 2-1. John r.rjggs J-'"^ to Htmnah Eearse J^. 

May 3"^. Jesse Turner to Balhilicba Lapliam. 

June 2G. AS'ait FonJ to Hannah I.oring. 
July S''. Joseph Henuey to kiylvina iiichards. 

July 6. vSauv Peterson to Lydia Cowin. 

July 13. Joshua Keen J" to Jjydia Crocker. 

July 26. Joseph Sherman to Sylvester Josselyn. 

Aug' 17. liaac Foster J" to Urani^t Taylor. 

Sept. 3. Comfort Bates J"' to ]Sabby M'goou. 

Goto. 1. Amos Hatch to Hannah Piiibp.s 

Nov. 23. Charles Ford to Polly Bisbe. 
Nov. 30. Hadly Standi&b to Nabhy Garnet. 
Decem. 7'^. 1'horaas Nash to Betty man. 

All y' above returned to the Town Cierk. 

1781. 
Sept. 7'\ Bille Ford to Lucene Ho^yland. 
Oetobr. 7. Noah Bonney to Nancy Tory — Octo. 7. 
Oetobr 25, Joshua iSPgown to Syivina Stetson. 
Nov. 15. Gideon Thomas "White to Sarah Crocker. 
Nov. 25. Tilden Crooker to Prisciila Barker J". 
Decembr 9*'^. Isaac Thomas to Cacliariue Smith. 
Decembr 13. James Barstow to vSurah Leavit. 
26. Elisba Turner to Ssrah Keen. 

1782 Foh'o 

Janry 1. .Joseph Smith to P>athsheba Torrey. ^b^ 

Janry 6. P^aniel Baker to Prisciila Loring J". 

Janry 31. Thomas Fish to Ursula Crooker J°'. 

July 2*^. Seth Perry to Haimali Josselyn J". 

July 4'^. Nathan Stetson to Bethia Crooker. 

August 1**. Joseph Bobbins to Lucy Gushing Both of Hanover. 

Sept. 12. Sam' Webb to Betty liaker. 

Nov. ! 7. P.icbard Vv^ithrel to Sally Pandal. 

Decem l'^. Abel Stetson to Sally Oldham. 

Decem. 12. James Brand to Hannah Ned. 

1783. .'•■'''•• -■"■'- ■ " ■ 

Feb^ 20. Tsaack Tubbs to Betty Tubbs. ' '"' ' ' '"" ■ ' ' ' ■■■■"■" ' "^ 
Feb' 27. John Young to Leah Bonny. 

July 17. Sam' Files to Lydia Josselyn. ■' ' ''."■• ' >' ''■ ■■ '■ . ' ■ 
Sept. 18. Luther Samson to Abigail Foord. 

Octobr 2. Isaac "Walker to Lydia Dowse. ' ^ '" '^"^ ''" 

Decembr 11. Harris Hatch to Deborah Chamberlain J"". 

1784. 
Janry 22^ John Chubbuck to ISLary Fo'-ster. • • • '• 

D** Lemuel Keen to ^lary Josselyn. 

April 8. John Tolman to Dorothy Hull. v . 

April 22'". Arannah Fullington to Lyllis Stetson. 
May O"*. Jesse Delano to Margaret Leavit. 
July 15. Christopher Thomas to Fluldah Dwelle. 
Novmbr 14. Ichabo<l Thomas J'''' to P(.-)lly Thomas. 
Novmbr 2o. John Josselyn to Lucy Lowden. 
Decembr 16. Isaiah Bonny to Aphia Pompele. 



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Decembr SO. Isaack Fish to Deborali Fish. 

All y* above Rcturued to y^ Town Clerk. 

1785. 
l^Iarch 2'\ Jacob Petcrsou to Betse Turner 0"°^ , ; , 

March 31''. Winslow Turner to Molly Standish. 
April 24. Christopher Pierce to Lydia M'^goou. 
June 30. Fredoni Chamberlain J"" to Prisciiia Josselyn. 
Novembr 27. Alansou Carver to Huldali Barstov7. 

178G. 
Febry 23. John Lowden to Puth Josseliu. 
March y'\ Seth Sampson t'> Apple Pompelie. 
April 23. Tho' M"-Vovvn to Pri.seilla Barker. 

1787. 
March 15. Lot Foord to Naomi Lapham. 
July 26. Benjama.u Tolman to Kebecka Lincoln. 

178G December FcUo 

Richard Hite to Suke Osgood. "* 

Ausnist. 1787. Uriah lues to Sarah Snmson. 

October 2b. 1787. Jonathan Bonue^^ to Peggy Torrey. 
Novem 29'^ 1787. "Wiliiaoi Briggs to XabbVBriggs. 



THE SLAVE TRADE IX MASSACHUSETTS. 

Communicated by Frederic Kiddee, Esq., of Melrose. 

^T^IIE following document is copietl from the "Jcifries IVIanu- 
•X scripts," by permission of Mr. Walter Lloyd Jkpfries, 
of Boston. It shows that nearly two centuries ago our ancient 
town was engaged in the importation of slaves from Africa ; and 
further, that some of our wealthiest people were engaged in it. In 
con^^idcd \g this matter, it is well to bear in mind that this traffic was 
well-nigh universal, most of the commercial nations being more or 
less engaged in it. The document also shows that Ehode Island, 
afterward so deeply involved in the slave trade, was at that time 
opposed to it. 

Boston the 12"^ of June 1681. 
M' W°> Welstead, 

"Wee did the last yeare send out W™ Warren ]\P of the ship 
Elizabeth for Guinea & at his returne ordered him to put in to Swansy 
for intelligence from us how to proceed farmer and heareing that the peo- 
ple of Roade Island Vnderstand thereof v&. all give out tliere intentions to 
Ceiseher, do give you this as ourordo' & request that you take the lir^topp- 
tunity to proceed for sayd. Island & when you have there diapached y' 
bui^-iDess (in which be expeditious) go from thence & stand to aud agayne 
at y'' entrance of that harbour, keepeing a good looke out to discouer all ships 
that may be bound in there d; if possible speake w'^ them & if it so hap- 
p<;n as that you meett w"^ say'^ Warren give him the letter here inclosed <& 
cause him to returne w**" you to Nantasket (vvhere, of before you come in 
there take in such negroes &c. as he hath of o''*, <L- come up in the night w*** 
them.giveing us notice thereof w'^ what privacy yoa ccai,.and we sLail take 



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76 Becords of Hull, Mass. [Jan. 

care for there Lnnding, what we have farther to arl is to keepe jour mei) 
Jguoraut of your ciesii^ne & Improve your time what you can in fislring or 
Tv' elce may be helpfull to defray our charges, but not prejudicial! to°our 
mayue designe in meeting '.v'" Warren \s^^ is the needfuU at present From 
Yd' Cordiall frien[ds] John Saffin 

Jn° UsuERfor Iiimself 
. ' & Edwd. Shutkn 

I ,: : . . . , ■ . ; .,,-,,.- • James Wktcomb 

■ . ' • Ani/ Belcuek. 



^ , " RECORDS OF HULL, MASS. 

Communicated by "WiLLARD S. Allen, Esq., of East Boston, Mass, 

[Conticued from fol. xxYiii. page 69.] 

BlUTHS. 

Robert Vickre sou to Benj. dec'd & Mary Vickre born May 18, 1718 

John Goold son lo John t'^ Lidiah Gookl " Feb. 23, 1718 

Mary Stubs dr. to Rich"'^ & Jael Stubs « July 3, 1718 

Jane Loring dr. to Samuel 1 & Jane Loring « Dec. 18, 1718 

Mary Bartlet dr. to John & P^xperance Bartlet " Oct. 14, 1718 

Hannah Binney dr. to John & Hannah Binney " Oct. 18, 1717 

Margret Binuey dr. to Thomas & Margret Binney " April 12, 17J9 

Elisha Goold sou to Joseph & Mary Goold " Sept. 7, 1719 

Joseph Melton son to Joseph & Bershebe Melton " July 21, 1717 

Joseph Melton son to do « March 17, 1719 

John Loring son to John Sen'r & Eliz'^ Loring " Feb. 2o, 1719 

Mathew Loring son to Mathew & Lydia Loring " Nov. 22. 1719 

Jonathan Colyer son to Geisham & Eliz"" Colyer " May 3. 1719 

Samuel Jones son to Samuel & Susanna Jones " June 9, 1719 

Jacob Goold son to John & Lidiah Goold " Jan'y 10, 1720 
Elizabeth LobdeLl dr. to Joseph & Eliz^** Lobdell 

[altered from Feb. 26, Hfl] « Jan'y 16, 17 j-^- 

Ann Iladen dr. to John & Ann Haden " Feb. 16, 1719 

Elizabeth Benson dr. to Joseph & Rebecca Benson " May 5, 1720 

Caleb Loring son to Caleb & Susanna Loring " Jan'y 21, 174f 

Elizabeth Smellige dr. toZachariah Oc Eliz"' Smellege " June 8, 1720 

Sarah Gains dr. to Thomas &; Barthsheba Gains " Auo-. 1, 1720 

Experence Loring dr. to John &; p]liz*^ Loring *' Aug. 9, 1720 

Samuel Loring son to Samuel & Jane Loring " Feb. 3, 17-2^ 

Mary Vickre dr. to Thomas & Mary Vickre « Feb. 11, 17i^ 

Paul Benny son to Tliomas & Margret Benny " March 2, 1721 

Bridget Delle dr. to John ct Mary Dele « March 2,' 1721 

James Bartlet son to John & Experence Bartlet " Dec'r 7, 1720 

Joseph Bosworth son to Joseph &; Mary Bosworth ^ Dec'r 11, 1716 

Ephraim Bosworth son to do- « Au^. 30 1720 

Robert Bosworth son to do " Sep. 1.5, 1722 

Lydia Melton dr. to Joseph & Bathsheha Melton " April 8, 1721 

Susanna Loring dr. to Caleb & Susanna Loring " June 5, 1721 

I^tatbew Danford son to Mathew & Eiiz"> Danibrd " July 1, 1721 

Dorcas Benney dr. to John and Hannah Benney " June 20^ 1721 

Mary Jones dr. tc Solomon &; Mary Junes " Sep. 6, 1721 



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liecords of Hxll, Mass. 



77 



Experence Nichols dr. to Roger «L Bethiah Nichols 

[altered from 1721] bora 

Israel Nichols son to do " 

ISIiiry Goold dr. to Joseph it Mary Goold " 

John So[)er sou to John & Ruth Soper " 
Ous.ily Chamberlin dr. to Joseph & Kliz'" Chamberling " 

"William Colyer son to Gershoin & Eliz'^ (Colyer) " 

]\Iary Webber dr. to Seth & Eliz"» Webber " 

Zadiariah Smellidg son to Zac'h & Eliz"" Smellige " 

John Ijoring son to John & Eliz"^ his wife *' 

Mary Dason dr. to Joseph & Mary Dosson " 

John Gains son to Thomas and Bathsheba Gains " 

James Goold son to John & Lydiali Goold " 

Isaac Burtlet son to John & Experience Bartlet " 

Beniaman Jones son to Beu° & Sarah Jones " 

Hannah Stubs dr. to Richard & Joel Stubs « 

Beniaman Meltou sou to John & IMary Melton " 

Jacob Jones son to Samuel &, Susanna Jones " 

Mary Soper dr. to Beniam" & Mary Soper " 

Mary Soper dr. to Beniani" & Mary Soper " 

Thomas Viciiere sou to Thomas & Mary Vickre " 

Joseph Spere son to Joseph & IMary Spear " 

Jacob Jones son to Samuel & Susanna Jones " 

Cathorn Sam dr. to James & Cathorn Sam " 

John Dele son to John & Mary Dele " 

Nicholes Lobdell son to Joseph & Eliz'^ Lobdell *' 

Joan Goold dr. to Joseph & Mary Goold " 

Mathew Lorin^ son to Samuel & Jene Lorinsr " 

Baruabos Binney son to Johu & Hannah Binney " 

Gershom Spere son to Joseph &, Mary Spere " 

Joseph Binney son to Thomas & Margret Binney " 

Jeones [James ?J Soper son to John & Ruth Soper " 

liachel Jjns dr. to Solomon &. IMary Jons " 

Joseph Tower son to Ambros & Mary Tower " 

John Danford son to Mathew & Eliz'^ Danford " 

Mary Sam dr. to James & Cathern Sam " 

Sarah Jons dr. to Beniam" & Sarah Jons '■ " 

Bc'tty Webber dr. to Seth & Eliz'^ Webber *' 

John Benson son to Joseph & Rebecker Benson " 

Ikniam" Benson son tg Joseph & Rebecker Benson " 

Joseph Dorson son to Joseph & Mary Dorson " 

Mercer Bartlet son to John & Experience Bartlet " 

li-Jchel Hadeu dr. to John & Ann Haden " 

'bi^eph Smiiledges son to Zech"^ & Eliz'^ Smaledges " 

^la.-y Rosworth dr. to Lemuel & IMary Bos worth " 

J':irthsht'ba Gains dr. to Thomas & Earthsheba Gans " 

J>'-'.ry Chamberlin dr. to Joseph & Eliz"" Chamberlin " 

Sarah Jons dr. to Solomon & IMary Jons " 
Martha Labden dr. to Joseph & Eliz"' 

[altered from Nov. 1] " 

Hannah Loring dr. to John &, Elizabeth Loring "■ 

Ca!,:l) Gold son to Joseph & :Marv Goold " 

Jati Stubs dr. to Richard & Jael Stubs " 

[To be continued.] 



April G, 

Sep. 17, 

May 21, 

Sep. 

Sep. 22 

June 21 

Jan'y 23 

Feb. 4 

June 2G 

Oct. 25 

July 21 

Jan'y 21 

Feb. 3 
Sep. 26 
Oct. 21 
Sep. 18 

Nov. 12 

Nov. 13 

Dec. 23 

April 10 

March 18 

April 18 

Feb. 20 

Feb. 22 

Feb. 20 

IMarch 17 

March 22 

April 7 

April 10 

June 20 

July 1 

Sep. 5 

Sep't 8 

Aug. 28 

Nov. 28 

Jan'y 18 

March 5 

March 5 

Feb. 20 

Dec. 26 

March 15 

April 11: 

May 4 

Sep. 4 

Sep. 4 

Oct. 22 

Oct. 30 

Dec. 5 

Dec. 20 

Dec. 26, 



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78 Record-Booh of the First Church in Charlestown. 



[Jan. 



1712. 



March 


30 


April 


13 


May 


27 
IS 


June 


25 

1 
8 




15 
22 




29 


July 


e 




13 




20 




27 



1712 
M. 

Ausft 



.■\ c. -:. 



Sept: 
Octob' 

Nov^ 



Decern'' 



10 



24 

31 

7 

21 

12 

19 
2 

16 
23 



14 



28 



(Continued from vol. xxx. page 1S3.) 

Baptized — Page 31 2 — ' • 

Sufannah I), of M' Calvin, & m" Katharine Gilpin Galpin 

Mercy of V/illiani & I^.Iarcy Kogers — — lioj^erd 

Abigail D. of Stephen & Ford — — Ford. 

David S. of iiv. John & Sarah Ednuinds — — Edmunds 
Chriftoplier S of in" Chriftopher & Mary Goodwin Goodwin 

John S. of M'. John k ^Iav.jarit Daramon — Dainon 

Mary D. of M' Eleazer & Sufannah Johnfon — Johnfon. 

Jonath.Tn S. of m'. Jonathan & Katharine Kettle Kettle. 

Mary D. of m' Ricliard lic Elizabi.-th James — Jame^. 

Kebecca D. of m'. Daniel & in" Rebecca ilulsel Rufsel. 

John S. of m' Janes & Miller — — Miller. 

Nathaniel. S. of m' Samuel & Sarah Kuehifoa HuehifoQ 

Johannah D. of m' Etnj. & Lucy Phillips — Phillips 

John S. of m' John & Eliz Sprague — — Sprague 

Benjamin S. of M' Stephen k Mercy Badger — Badger 

John S. ot John Rand jun' & Anne his wife. Ptand. 
Abiel S of Samuel Wood (deccaf'd) (this vidow[.\yood 

Hanah 

Michael Bently, S. of John & Hann.ah Morgan Bently 

Mary D. of m' William & Hannah Patten — Patten. 

John S. of m'. Samuel & Rachel Knight — — Knight 

John S. of m' John & Sarah Piney — — Pinn^^y 

Jofeph S. of ni' Jofeph & Elizabeth Philipps — Pbllipps, 

Rebekah D. of m' Francis & Mary Baf^et — Baf.>ct. 

Jofeph S. of ;a' Jofe])h c<c Sarali Froft — — Fro ft. 

Hannah D, of John is. Hannah Mor^-an — — Mortfaa 



Baptized 



Paze 313 — 



Jonathan S. of m' Thomas & SibyH Greayes — Greaves 
Jofhua, S. of m' Peletiah &; Eliza! j.th Whitamore WhitiTnore 
Sarah D of vx William & Abigail Kettle — Kettle 

Lawrence S. of ni' Jonathan fie m" Katharine Dows Dows 
Thomas. S. of m' William & Abigail Smith — Smith. 
iJohn S. of m' Samuel & Frothingham. — Frothin 

Ruth D. of m' Xathaniel & Hannah Frothingham. 
Sufannah D. of m'. John fie Sufannah Tucker — 
Annah D. of m'. Timpthy & Goodwin — 

Samuel S. of m'. Samuel fie Hannah Counts — 



ham. 
Frothin^tiaEi. 
Tucker 
Goodwin. 
Counts. 



Peachy. S. of m' William Rowse (fie -Vfary his wife) Rowse. 

Aquila. S. of Aquila fie Sarah Paul — — ~ " 

James s. of James fie Hannah Lowden — — 

Abigail D. of JBeni : fie Plurd — — 

Samuel S. ot in', Maximilian fie Sarah Dows — 

Bethiah v/. of m' John Taylor jun'' — — 

Jofeph S. of Oliver fie Anna Atwood — — 

Jofcjih S. of m' Caleb k Abigail Crcfsewei — 

Sarah D. of m' Jacob fie Eliz. Hurd — — 

Mildred D of m'. Zechariah fie Mildred Davis — 

'John S. of m', John fie Berhiah Tjyior — — 

iThomas S. of m' John fie Betluah Taylor — — 

Abigail D. of m'. Jofeph fie Sarah Rand. — — 

Im' John Lev.ds [an Adult perfon] — — 



Paul. 

Lowden. 

Hard. 

Dows 

Taylor 

Atwood 

Crofewel 

Hurd 

Davis 

Taylor. 

Tavlor. 

Rand. 

Lewis. 



I 

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IK I 



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1712 1.3 

Mo 
January 



Feb. 1. 



March 



1713 
April 



ilaj 2-i 



Jimp 



1713 



1) ! 



Baptized 



Pa^c 314 



1 

S 

15 

122 

8 

15 

29 



12 

19 



31 

7. 
14 



D 



Sept. 
Octob 



Novem'^ 



1713 



>rehitabol D. of m' Caleb & Anna Call — — 
.Jufiris S of ni' James & — — 

William S of ni' Elias & Aljij^ail Stone — — 
Mary 1). of m' 8nmui.-l & Mary Whitehead — 
Mary W. of m'. James Kettle — — 

IKbenezer S. of m' Ebenezer & Tilary llartthorn 
Hannah J), of John & Lo^ia — — 

Marv I) of ni' Janus & I\Inry Kfttel — — 

Sufa'nna D of m' John & Suianna Froth in ijham 
Hannah 1) of ni"' Bcnj. & Hannah Andrews — 
Thomas S of m' Thomas is: ]Mary Harris — — 
Rebecca Mafion (Adult perfon) — — 

Anne. D of Henry .^ Hannah Bodc:e — — 
Deborah D. of m' Samuel & Deborah Nurfe — 
Sufannah D. of m'. Philip & Deborah Coteler — 
Mary D. of William & Hannah Teal — — 
Katharine D of M'. P.ichard & Parnel Foster — 
Thomas S. of ni'. Tho: &: Mary Frothingham — 
Anue D. of m'. Joleyih & Anne Newel — — 
Lydia D. of m' Ilichard & Mary Boili'tone — 
Lvdia D. of ra' Joieph & Marv "Wood — — 
LM'ary D. of m'. Michael & Relief Gill — . — 
James S. of m'. Samuel & Trumble. — 

Abiel D. of m', Nathaniel & Howard — 



June ! 21 

28 

July 5 
5 

19 

26 

Aujnift 



Call. 
AVeljber 
Stone. 
Whitehead 
Kettle 
Hartshorn 
Lo;^dn 
Kettel. 
Frolhin;;;hanj. 
Andrews 
Harris. 
.Alafton. 
Lodge. 
Nurfe. 
Coteler 
Teal 
Fofter. 
Frothingham 
Newell. 
Poylftone 
Wood. 
Gill. 

Trumble 
Howard 



Baptized 



Pase 315 — 



Margarit D. of m' Edward & Mary Sheaf — 
Elizabeth D of m' Jofeph & Eliz. Philipps — 
Hannah D of Edward & Hafiah Sowerbutts. — 
Chambers S. of m'' Daniel & m^. Rebecca Rufsel 
Richard ) 

& ^ Twins of Charles & Eliz Hunewel — 
jVIary ) 
IVr. William Pinion — — 

Rali)h S. of m' Ralph l\Ioufal jua% & Mary his wife 
Samuel S. of Jofeph Froft — 

Timothy S. of m' Rol>€rt & Cutler — 

Rebecca D. of m' -Jeremiah & Marparit Storer 
jRichard S. of n\' Richard & Mary Aliilei- — 
iMargarit S. of m' .John & Marp:arit Damon — 
'Jonathan S. of m=' John & Grace Eads — — 
Edward S. of m>- Miller & Froft — — 

Sarah D of nv William & Sarah Pinion — — 
iMary D. of Jofeph & Sarah Mirick — — 

'jofiah S. of nir Charles & Burrou2:h — — 

'Jofhua S. of m'' William & Perl'is Rand — — 
iThomas S of m'. Thomas & Dorcas Chitty — 
jJohn S. of ni' Francis & Mary Baiset — — 
IJofeph S of m' .Joseph ^Vhitrimorc jun'' & 
i.Jane D. of m'' .John & Katharine Blaney — — • 
Mary D of John & Sarah Carter — — 

— Page 316 — 
Thomas S. of m' James & Marsrarit Sherman 



Sheaff 
Philipps 

Sowerbutts 
Rufsel 

Hunnewel. 

Pin f on 

Moulal. 

Froft, 

Cutler 

Storer 

:\ril]er 

Damon 

Eads ' 

Froft. 

Pin f on 

Mirick 

Burrough 

Rand 

Chitiy 

Bafse't 

Wiiitamorc 

Blaney 

Carter 



D 

6 iWilliam S of m' Johu & 



Juhniou 



Slurman 
Juhnion 



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80 Rccord-Boolc of the First Church in Charlestown. [Jan. 



[Nov] 



Decern'' 2 7 
171o 14 



Jan 
Jan. 



Febr. 
March 



1714 

April 



1714 

M 

April 

May 

June 



luly 

AuguTt 
'*• Sept 



1714 
M 
Sept 

Octo. 



4 
11 



11 
18 
25 



' ■ — Page 316 (ConcZuc/e<f). — 

lAbi'j-pil D of m'' Stejihon & Ford — — Ford 

Sauuel S. of ni'' Samuel »& m" iMary Cary — Gary. 

ISarali D. of m^ William & Hannah Patten — Patten 

iJIilJred D. of m'" Zeehariali &^IiliJiud Davis — Davis 

iBcnjamin S. of Jonathan & Fol'dick — Foidiok 

lilannah D. of m' Thomas & Lord — Lord 

'james S. of William & Mary Sheaf — Sheaf 

jThomas S. of m' Ebenezer &, Prudence Swan Swan 
Joanna. A Neoro woman. 

Efther D. of m' Gcorire & Efther Minors — Minors. 

Elifha. S of m"" Elii'ha & Doubleday — Doubiuday 

llohn S. of Simon Sc Mary Bradftreet — — Bradl'treet 

Mary D. of M^ \Villiam & Rand — — Hand 

j Sarah D. of ^P. Benj & Pierce — — Pierce 

I Sarah D. of M/ Henry & Sarah Davis — — Davis 

Johannah D. of m'' John & Johannah Call — Call 

JHephzibah D. of m^ Samuel & — — Frothingham 

John S. of m"" John & Hannah Fulker — — Fulker. 

John S of Benjamin & Mary Ivt-ttlo — — Kettle 

Sarah D. of m'' Ephraim J<c Martha Breed — Breed 

lEbenezer S. of m^. Ebeue>.er & Sarah Fowl — Fowl 

Ann D. of mr. Thomas & Anne Fofdick — Fofdick 

Sarah D of m'' John & Sarah Penny — — Penny 



Baptized — Page 317 — 

Abigail D. of m'. James & Miller — 

Sarah Dan<:hter of m" Mary Tuck — 

Elizabeth Wire & her Sifter Sufannah "Wire 
Tohn S. of Mark & Elizabeth White — 
Randol Davis, an adult prfon — 

Mercy D of M"' John & Eliz Pierce — 

Sufannah D. of M/ James & Sarah Fowl — 
Tonathan Crowch jun'^ — 

Tohn S. of m' John & Abigail Rayner — 
Mary D. of mr Jonathan & Katharine Kettle 
Abiirail D of m" James Capen — 

Mehitabel D of m'' Randol Davis — 

Samuel S. of M'' Benj. & Mercv Frothingha 
Ellener D. of iP. Will & Ellener Wyer — 
Thomas S. of Thomas & Brazier — 



John S. of m' John & 



Fowl. 



Thankfull D of m"" John Sprague 
Rebecca D of m' James & ^Lary Auftin 
Marv D. o? m' Joseph & Lewis 

Saradi D of M' William k SaraJi Pinion 

Baptized — Page 318 — 



— Miller 

— Wire 

— White 

— Davis. 

— Pierce 

— Fowl 

— Crowch 

— Rayner 

— Kettle 

— Capen 

— Davis 

— Frothi , 

— Wyer 

— Brazier 

— Fowl. 

— Sprage 

— Auftin. 

— Lewis 

— Pinion 



sham 



David S. ofm"- Elkanah & & Of burn — Oiburn 

William S. of William & Hannah Teal — — Teal. 

[Daniel S. of m'' Stephen & Badger — — Badger. 

10 jTimothy of M' Eleaz'' & Lydia Phillipps — Philipps. 



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f: 1877.] Jlecord-Booh of the First Church in Charhstoii'Yi. 81 



Novemr 
PeceiTir 

mi 

Jan. 



17 



21 
ID 



1714 

M 
Febr 



Aprl 



15 



Ma^ 



1715 



M 



ay 



Ina>; 



23 
30 



15 

J) 

.6 



20 



27 



13 



10 



17 

24 

1 



— Page 3 1 8 ( Co ncludcd) . — 

TiDiothy S. of m'' Tiniotliy 8c Goodivin — 

Iienj. S. of in"' Julin & Sarah F07 — — 

Eiener D. of ni'' C'lirirt()])ln?r — — 

Hanah D. of m' Kirltard Mill-r — 

IMchar.l S. of m'' Jolin i?c Itand — — 

Elias S. of in' Elias Stone jiin'' — — 

Sufanuah 1) of Charles & Sufannah AVhite — 

Thomas S of m'' Ebencz' & Mary IlartfcLorn — 

John S. of m'' Bcnj & Abi'^ail Piunker — — 

Benjamin S. of m' Richard & Eliz. .lames — 

Calol). S. of m' Caleb & Anne CaU — — 

Jofeph S. of Jofeph &, Rebecca Cafwell — — 

Thomas S. of Jofeph & "Whitamore — 

Elizabeth D. of m^ Joseph & Eliz. Pliibpps — 



Baptized — Page 319 — 

Samuel Addams (juveais [?]) — — 

Xathaniel 8. of m' Jonathan & m Katharine — 

Anderfijn. S of m'' Jolm & Anna Phillips — — 

Katharine D. of nnr. John & Bethiah Taylor — 

Sarcih D of ra" Jofeph & Sarah Graunt — — 

Anne D. of John & Anne Ptand — — 

Thomas, | William, ] Anne, >- 

Child' of Thomas & Anne Chapman — 
Jofeph S. of m' Thomas & Frotliintrliam 

Hannah D. of m"" Theophilus & Katharine Jvorv 
Mercy D. of m' Jacob & Eliz. IPard — — 

Mary Xevers an Adult perfon — — 

Zaohpjias S. of m'. Jofeph & Sarah Rand — 
Timothy S. of m'. James & Hannah Lowden — 
Beuj. S. of m"" Benj. & Hannah Andrews — — 
Mary W. of m' John & Mary Griffen — — 
Elizabeth D. of m' Benj. & Kurd — — 

Parnel Ford, an Adult Perfon — — 

William S. of m' ^Villiam c^ Kettle — 

Ebenezer S. of m' Ebenez' & Hannah Breed — 
John S of Henry & Hannah Bodge — — 

John S of m' Thomas & Annah Chapman — 
Sarah D, of the Rev^^. M"". Jofeph & m" Sarah 

Stevens 



Baptized 



Pasre 320 



12 



19 



lull 



Philipp S. of Oliver & Annah Atwood — — 
Jonathan S. of Jofeph & Wood — — 

Dorothy D of m' Jofeph & Dorothy Kidder — 
Hannah D of m' Ste{>hen & Kidder, — 

Pe'.itiidi S. of m' Pclctiah & Whitamore 



Benjamin S of m' Benjamin & Pierce — 

Thoma?. S of m' John ^ Johnfon — 

Sar.J-i D of Jonathan Sc Sarali Kendall — 

^_j Elizabeth D. of m' James & Mary Kettei — 

VOL. iiir. 8 



Goodwin 

I'oy. 

Gooduin 

IMiller 

Rand 

Stone 

White 

Harts 

Bunker 

lames 

Call 

Cafwcil 

Whitamore 

Pkilipps. 



Addam.<? 
Iiows 

Pliillips 
Taylor 

Graunt 
Rand 



Chapman. 

Frotbjjjgham 

Jvurv 

Hurd 

^Severs 

Ptand 

Lovfden. 

Andrews 

Griffen. 

Hurd 

Ford 

Kettei. ,-. 

Breed 

Boilge. 

Chapman 

Stcven."k 



Atwood 

Wood 

Kidder 

Ki.ider 

^^'h;tamore 

Pie no 

JolinfoQ 

Kt-ndali. 

Kttlel 



M' 



1 . 1 '. : 



I 



- H 



I Cl'l 



82 



llecofd-Bool- of the Firi<t Chv.rch in Charlestowri. [Jan. 



AuaufL 



10 



10 

IT 



1715 
M 

Sept 



Ootob'" 



Xov^ 



— rag(i 320 (Conc!>Ml,"l). — 

[Dudley S. of m-- \)m\\oy Si Y.-.a-y Wade — 

jThomas S. ol" m' .lanu's .Sc E!iz'Caj*(jn — 

;-Marc;arir. I) of ni-- Tlioiuas ik ir." Sibvll Groavoi 
Sulannah D of Joiuph is: KutL Jloi/ki'ns — 

AlM^rai! I), of m-. Natlr.uiifl i; Elizabeth rioward 

24 lAbi^iiil D. of m'". Auuie-.v & Abigail Xewcl — 

S^ l-John S. of nl^ Samuel & Trumble 

ITj James. S. of M^'Danier^STm^^Rebeivrri^Ifu;! ■::::^ 

Ilebeka D. of m- Edwai'd & l^.Iary Sheaf 

Anue D. of in"', Maximiliaa & Sarah Dows 
WiiUaui S. of m-- Ebonezer ^' IVudfricc S^van 
Rebecca D. of ni'' Ebenezor & Keheeca Aaftin 

iS^irahJL). of m"' Thomas & Sarah Jaekfon — 

23 I Jorkrtri). of m^ ^Vliohael & m\ llelief Gill — 



^Vadc 

Capen 

Greaves. 

liopkius. 

Howard 

XcM'el 

Trumble 

KuffoP 

Sheaff. 

J^ows 

Swan. 

Auftiu. 

Jaekfon. 

GiU. 



Baptized — Page 321 — 

Samuel S, of ni'' GeorL'O t^ Abigail DarKn.i; — 
18 j'Zech:irh,h S. of m'' Zechariah e<: Mildred Davis 

[rla nnah I), of W Abraliam & Martha Hill 

•25 lilarv 1). of Adam c^ Jlaehel Watei's — — 



13 



1 ecc~ 



January 
1715116 



9 plary 1). ot\Benja.m. ^^ Lucy PhiiTips — — 

16 Daniel S. of m' John i^ Fo^l 

23 p.Iary Green, peu'c I.aplu? confefsionem 

'lames, S. of snid ^laty Green, (i 

Mary D. oi J ohn & Hannah Morgan Il"~m~ 

Francis D. of m^ Francis OlaryBafi^f — ZT" 

.Toha S. of m"' John ^ II Loi^in 

Xathani e l S. of m' Vi ncen t & ni^f H ann ah" C art er 
Mary D of mr. Richard ii: ^lary MUIer ~ ZT" 
Hannah iTT rf^Til ^imT^lJimnairBotVell — _ 
Abigail D. of m'-. Flja// ,Sc SiiiaiuTahJohnfon — 
Elizabeth D. of m'' John & Mary Gary 

Ford 



Darling- 

Da\ is. 

Hill. 

^Y 

I'h 

Fowl 

Green 



tW3 

J inllips 



20 



4 

IT 



1 



lonathan-IIammon S. of Ste{)hen & 
lofeph S. of mr Jofeph & Mary Ballard 



8 jMary D. of uV John & Grace Xewel — 

90' JoiTn'Srof^IoiurvS' Fai tirSaltei^ 

r<ebecca D. of m'' Clu.rles ic Burrou"-hs 

Margaritt D. of n-/ Henry ic Sarah Davis ° 
Anna D. of m'' Thomas ,!x Harris — 



A D '1715 
M. i D 



Baptized 



Pa2;o 322 — 



Feb. j 5 iJofeph. S. of 3.1^ Jofeph & Eiiz Lemon — — 

j jllenry S, of Iieury >.^ Sarah Pownel — 

TTI'^'J^i'^ 'S- *^^ ^^ John & Joafia Call 

I A_nne D.j^f ni^ William & Mary Sheaf. — 

March "TF^'-'^'J^'-pli S. uf lu' laehar I ^3 Mary Whittamo-e 

j-Jary D of m"^ Ephraim & ra' Martha Ih-e-ed 

13 I '^ "-' nathan S ._o fj ! r_ B^.m ij_t^ V iTJJmnT i m ker ZT 

25"j TIioma s. S. of m'' Th omas & Dorcas Cliitty 

[To be couciaucd.] 



Morgan 
Baffet 
Login 
Carter 
' Miller 
BotreU 
Jnhnfon 
Gary. 
Ford 

Ballard 

Newel 

Salter 

Burroughs 

Davis 

Harris 



Lemon 
Pownel 
Call. 
Sheaf. 

Whittamore 
Breed 

Bunker 

Chitiy 



la/. 



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TIIOilAS HALE, THE GLOVER. OF NEW BURY. MASS.. 1G3,% 
AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

By the Hon. PvOBEUt S. Hale, LL.D., of Elizabeth town, N. Y. 

1. Thom-A s' Ha.le and his wife Tliomasin?. or Tamosin, and pon 
Thomas, came to Newbury in I Goo, accordinoj to both Savage and Coflhi. 
They were probably of tb.e party wlio first settled in that town in that year, 
on tiie banks of the '• Ouascaounqueu," or Parker River, thouwji his namo 
is not iiichuu'id among those mentioned by Colfm us forming the lirst colony, 
" with a (ev7 others whose names are not known with certainty." 

Colhu supposes liim to have been the son of William Flale, Esq., of Ki.n_''s 
Walden, Herts, England, born at tiiat place, May 15, ICOG. The birth and 
baotism of this Thomas appear on the family records at King's Walden, 
but no further entry is found there tonehins: his life or death. No snlhcieut 
proof is found to establish conch.i-ively the identity of Thomas of Now- 
bury with this Thomas of King's Yv'alden, thoug'u flicts are known to lauka 
suci identity probable. The question is still under investigation, ai.d the 
English origin of Thomas of Newbury may become the sa'oject of a future 
paper. 

The date of his arrival in America, the name of the vessel in wliieh !;e 
came, and the maiden surname of his wife, are all unkncv,'n. Cnvrni. in Idi 
•' Ilistory of Newbury " (page 304), describes him as '• a?. 7^; '' at his 
death in i GS'2 ; while the entries in the same auth.or's '• Early Settlers of 
Essex and Old Norfolk" (Keg., vol. vi. p. o41), make him " x. 67'' in 
1077, and '■' m. 50" in IGGO. Savage says he was '* freeman 7 Sept. iGilS" 
(and see Reg. vol. iii. p. 9G). But a Thomas Hale was also admittcl free- 
man May 14, 1634 [id. p. 92), the same day on which Robert Hale of 
Charlestown was admitted, and the authority on which Savage makes the 
la-st named Thomas to refer to Tliomas of Roxbury, the brother of Samu^jl 
of Glasteubury, does not appear. 

Tradition in the two families makes Thomas of Newbury and Deacon 
Robert of Charlestown brothers. If so, Thomas of Newburv was not the 
son of William of King's Walden, for the latter had no son Robert. It is 
probable that Robert and Thomas were related ; and it is a noteworthy cir- 
cumstance .that John^ the son of Robert of Charlestown, and John" the sOn 
of Thomas of Newbury, married sisters, daughters of Henry Somerby of 
Newbury. 

His name first appears in Cofiin, under date of August 10, 1038. " Tho- 
nia,s Hale and John Baker are appointed haywards till the tov/u shall 
appoint new." (p. 28.) " February 23d (1G42) a geuerall towne meeni .' 
("C Newbury). By the generall consent of all the freemfn the st;r,ii;ig ■■•'>■ 
'.he commons was referred lo Henry Short, IMr. (Edward) Vv'oodmar', r- 1- 
ward Rawson, Thomas Hale, and 3Ir. (John) Woodbridge, accoriii.g u,- 
their b«r>t judgments and discretions." (Cothn, pp. 35, 3G.) 

He remove<l to Haverhill, probably in 1645. In that year he is nanj.-i 
n-^ a "landholder" in Haverhill, and <• from Newbury." His naiiM. L^nd ; 
thy li.-,t of the first board of selectmen oho-en in Haverhill in l'"JG. in 
that y<?ar his name first appears on the record of assessmen*s :p. "di-it i.jV.M. 
In 1*,17 he was chosen bv the town and approved by the G-nend C^urr. 
uiiL Henry Paliuer and Thomas Davis, " to try small cause::." The .bai-ue 



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year lie was appointed by tbe General Court a commissioner to lay out a 
TvnC:. fro;n Amiover to TLiverblil. In IG48 bo was appointeu by th^ ton-j; 
*•' to keep a ferry." lu 1649 ho was elected constable, tlio lirst cbosna in 
Haverhill. In 1650 he was appointed by the town "to meet meo. from 
Salisbury to lay out bounds between that town and Haverhill." lu 1051 
" Little. Hiver " in ?Iavoi'hill was named as "Thomas Hale's River." (See 
Mirick's Haverhill, and Chase's Haverhill.) 

In or about the year 1652 he returned to Newbury, a'jd continued to 
reside there till 1657, when he removed to Salem. 1'hcre ho remained till 
about the year 1661, when he again returned to Newbury, where he con- 
tinned to reside till his death. 

His name appears in the list of proprietors of Nev»bury, declared by the 
ordinance of Dec. 7, 1612, as tlie only p>ersons " acknowlcd;.';ed to be free- 
holders by the town and to have proportio.nablo right in all waste latids, 
commons and rivers undisposed," «S:c. &c. 

In Felt's " Annals of Salcra," his name appears in the list of "glovers" 
in 1659. It also appears in the town records of Salem in 1 657 as " Sarjent 
Thomas Hale," and he is several times referred to in those records as 
■" clerk of ihe market." 

After his final return to Newbury, he is found among the active support- 
ers of the Rev. Mr. Parker in his controversies with a portion of his 
c3-i.urch, while the name of his son Thomas" oppears uniformly among the 
antagonists of Mr. Parker, known as ''Mr. Woodman's party." 

Conveyances of real estate to and from him appear in the Essex records 
in 1610, 1652, 1655, 1G56, 1666, and 1660, in which he is described as 
*' of Newbury." In conveyances appearing in 1647 and 1618, he is de- 
scribed as "of Haverhill"; in one of Jan. 15, 1652-3, as "of Newbnry, 
late of Haverhill"; and in sundry of 165S, 1659, 1660 and 1661, as "of 
Salem." In these conveyances he is usually described as "giover," some- 
times as '" yeoman," and once as " leather-dresser." 

He seems to have been an active and public-spirited citizen, held in re- 
spect by his fellow citizens ia the several towns in which he lived, and his 
long life v/as evidently one of active uscfalness. Bj trade a glover, he unit- 
ed with that employment some practice as a surveyor, and his various pub- 
lic employments show him to have been a man of fair education and btisi- 
ness qualifications. 

He died in Newbury, Dec. 21, 1682. His widow Thoraasine survived 
him just forty days (a "widow's quarantine"), and died in Newbury, Jan. 
•30, 1 682-3. No will appears of record, nor any administration of his estate. 

Their children, the eldest said to have been born in England, the others 
.all in Newbury, w^ere as follows : 

2. i. Thoius,* b. 1633 ; m. Manr Ilntchinson. 

3. ii. John,* m. first, Rebecca Lc'Well; second, Sarah Somerby ; third, Sa- 

rah (Syinonds) Cottle. 

4. iii. Samuel,^ b. Feb. 2, 1630-10 ; m. Sarah Ilsley. 

5. iv, Apphla,"^ b. lG-1-2; m. Eenjarain Kolfe. 

2. Thomas* Hale (T/mmas^). born probably in Endand in 1633. 
Came with his parents to Newbury in 1635. Married, iNiay 26, 1657, at 
Salem, ^lary, daughter of Richard and Alice (Boswortb) Hutchinson, who 
•was baptized at North Muskham, co. Notts, England, Dec. 28, 1630. (For 
Hutchinson pedigree, see Reg., vol. xxii. pp. 236 to 254. Also Essex Inst. 
Hist. Coll., vol. X. pp. 1 to 107.^ 



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His adult, life seems to have bftMi spent in Newbury. In 1 6G0 he received 
iVom his iaLlit-r h Ciin\eyant;e of \\\a laiK.b on Newbury Neck, ji vulual)lu 
propeity, and wuieh remained in the laniily for several generations. Tliis 
r)ro[i<:-rt,y he conveyed to his son Thomas' in 1682, the deed providing tor 
sundry payments by the gruntee to his brothers and sisters. 

In the co(itr«jversies in the Newljury church, he adhered to the anti- 
Farker or Woodman party, and with the otiier adherents of that paity, 
6onie forty in number, was adjudged by the General Court, in 1G71, to have 
been guilty of scandalous conduct. Fines ireru imposed by the neueral 
Com-t on all the party except two, Mr. Hale's fine being "one noble" (oix. 
ehibings and eiglit pence). 

He does not appear to have ever been in public lif;3,and this fact, coupled 
with his handsome estate, his early conveyance of his homestead to his son. 
and his comparatively early death, would seem to denote him not a man of 
robust constitution. 

He died in Newbury, Oct. 22, IGSS. His widow removed to Lo.xtord 
with her son Joseph' about 1G92, and there married, Feb. o, IGOl— 5, "Wil- 
liam Watson of lioxford, the father of her son .Joseph's wife. Mr. '^Xx'.- 
6on died at }>oxford, June 27, 1710. She survived Iiim and died at t!io 
same place. Dec. 8, 1715. 

Thomas* Haio left a will dated IMarch 20, 1G8G-7, witnessed by KicliL-.rd 
Dole, Sen., and Henry Short, and a codicil dated Feb. 20, 1687-8, witue.-^std 
by Daniel Thurston, Sen., and John ELoor. which were proven *• at an Infe- 
rior Court of Pleas holdeu at S;dem, 12 Dec. 1G88." The will recites tiie 
conveyance of land in Newbury to son Thomas, and gives him one shillitig 
in full of his share; gives to son Joseph lands in " Almsbury," and halt 
testator's lands in Salem Village, £100 in money, "the fowling piece with. 
all that belongs to her, and half the bullets in the house," &c. &c. It re- 
quires the executrix to put Joseph " out to some good trade at the age of 
18 or 19 years at flirthest." It gives to son Samuel lands in Haverhill, 
half the land in Salem Village, £100 in money, "the musket with all tliat 
belongs to it and hnlf y* bullets that shall be left in he house, and the cu^ 
iash and belt," &c. &c. It gives to each of the dtaghters £70, including 
what they had already received. It appoints his v.ifc executrix, an<l leaves 
the residuary estate to her. "Also I leave into her hands and to be at her 
dispose my Indian servant Wott." It appoints '•' Benjamin Koif, John Foer 
and Joseph Isleley overseers." In the inventory filed by the executrix i.-> 
named "an Indian servant," valued at £20. 

His children, all born in Newbury, all, ex 'he eldest, living at date of 
the will, were : 

A son,' unnamed, b. Feb. 17, 16,57-8 ; d. .b. 2'2, 1657-8. 
Thomas,' b. Feb. 11, 165S-9; m. Sarah Northend. 

Mary,^ b. July 15, 1660; m. Jewett. 

Abigail,' b. April 8, lGt>3 ; m. Henry Poor. 

Hannah,' b. Nov. 29, 1603 ; m. William Peabody. 

Lyl-ia,' b. April 17, 1666 ; m. Jame^s Plaits. - " • "-" 

10. vii. Elizabeth,'' b. Oct 16.1668; m. Samuel Pickard. 

11. viii. JosEi'n,!' b. Fob. 20, 1670-1 ; m. first, Maiy Watson ; eecon-l, wiuow ■ 
Joanna Dodge. , ,, , 

12. hi. Samijei-.^ b. June 6, 167-1 ; m. first, Martha Palmer : eccona, .'^ritjti 
■ (Perlev) Uazen. 

3. John' Hale {TJiomas'), born in Newbury; resided in Newbury; 
' housewfighc " or carpenter by occtipat-'oa, 'and kuov.'u m " S^.r- 
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geant " Hale- JMarried, first, Dec. 5, IGCO, Rebecca, daa. of Richard 
Lowell of Ncwbury. She wp.s born in Newbury, Jan. 27, lGi2, and died 
there June 1, 1 GG2. He married, second, Dec. 8, 1GG3, Sarah, dau, of 
Henry and Judith (Gret'nleaf) Soraerby of Newbury, who was born in 
Newbury, Feb. 10, IGl.o-G, and died there June TJ, 1G72. lie married, 

third, proboJ)ly in 1673, Sarah (Synionds) widow of Cotllo,* born 

about 1617 and died Jan. 19, 1 699-1 7U0. 

He seeru<; to have been a man of moderate estate. The probate records 
show no will or letters of administration. 

His third wife must have been the " Sarah Hale, aj^ed 33," who testified 
against Caleb Powell at the March term of the Ipswich Court in 1680, co 
the eSect that Joseph Moores had often said in her hearing, " that if there 
■were any wizards he was sure Caleb Powell was one ! " (CofSu, p. 125.) 
He died in Newbury, June 2, 1707. Children : 

By first wife. 
13. i. JoiLV,^ b. Sept. 2, 1681 ; ni. Sarah Jaques 

By second wife. 

ii. SiMCEL.^ b. Oct. 15, IC6-1; d. May 15, 1672. 

1-i. iii, Henr-,^ b. Oct. 20, 16G6 ; m. Sarah Kelly. 

iv. TnoiiAS,' b. Nov. 4, i6G3 ; died 5. jo. bifJre 1710. 

15. V. JcDiTH,' b. July 5, 1670 ; nj. Thomas Woody. 

By third wife. 

16. vi. Joseph,* b. Nov. 24, 1074 ; m. Mary Moodv. 
vii. Benjamin,' b. Aug. 11, 1676; d. Aui::. 31,-1677. 

17. viii. Moses,' b. July 10, 1078 ; m. first, Elizabeth Dummer ; second, Mary 

Moody. 

4. Samuel' Hale {^Thoma^\ bom in Newbury, Feb. 2, 16S9-40. 
A manuscript of the late Joshua CotRn says he married, first, March 19, 
1669, Lydia Musgrave. I find no other trace of her. He married, second (?), 
July 21, 1673, Sarah, dau. of William and Barbara Ilsley of Newbury. 
She was born in Newbury, Aug. S, 1655, and diec in "Woodbridge, N. J., 
Jan. 16, 1630-81. 

There was a Samuel Hale borne on the tax lists of Dover, N. H., in 
1665 and 1666, who may have been this Samuel. About 1665 to 1670. he 
emigrated with, or following a considerable colony from llewbury and vici- 
nity, to New Jersey, where they founded a town to which they gave the 
name of Woodbridge, in honor of Rev. John Woodbridge of Newbury. la 
this colony Mr. Hale was a leading member. He was elected marshal of 
the township court in January, 1670-71; was constable in 1680 ;. an 
associate justice of the same court 1683 to 1692, and then and thencefor- 
ward known as "Judge Hale ;" was leader of a " squad" in erecting for- 
tifications in 1675; member of various town committees 1682 to 1697; 
lieutenant in the military company, 1682-1697 ; " rate gatherer" in IGS-i; 
was on committee to obcain consent of Rev. Mr. Shepard to ordination ia 

* Her maiden name was Symonds ; and it has been asserted that she wa!? a daughter of 
the Depaty Governor Samuel Symonds of Ipswich; but I .am informed by \ViI!;am S. Ap- 
pleton, Esq., who has published in his work entitled " Ancestry of Prisciila Baker," p. 6t- 
102, an account of the Symonds family of IpsTicb, that this is not true. The will of 
Dep. Gov. Symonds, which Mr. Appicton prints, makes a hoqueit to his *' da:i;:hter 
Hale," and names his " ^onne John Hide." as aa overseer. But Mr. Applcton is convinced 
that these persons arc Mrs. Rebecca (Bvlev) Hale (stop-dan. of Dep. Gov. Symonds) and 
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1701, and to repair the meetinf^-house in 1703 ; on the organization of tiie 
church (Congregational) in January, 1708-9, ho h'iads tlie list of meuibcrB 
as one of Iho, three who had been communicants eloewhcre, and has the 
title of "assistant; " wa? justice of the peace ia 1700. 

The to^vn record of "V\ oodbridge contains the entry, "Samuel Hale, Esq. 
departed this life November y^ 5''"^ 170'j, Behig sixty nine years nine months 
and three days old. He died of the Sm.all Pox." 

Lands were laid off to him by the proprietors of Woodbrid^c, 207 acres 
in 1G69, 12 acres in 1688. 3 acres in IG'JG, 22 acres in 1708, and GO acres 
in 1709. In 1712 Moses Kolph was " accepted as a freeholder in Wood- 
bridge, in right of his father-in-law, Samuel Hale," by vote of town meet- 
ing of freeholilers and inhabitants, and further lands were sot oil to him in 
that right in 1715 and 1717. Children : 

i. Sarah,' b. in Woodbridge, Oct. 25, 1675, and baptized in Newbury, 
Aug. 12, 1677. Probably died younr^. 

18. ii. Warv,' b. in "Woodbriuge, Nov. 28, 1678 ; m. firtt, Iliggins ; 

6econd, Moses Rolph. 

k). ApiUiA" Hale (Thomas)} bora in ISewbury, 1642; married in 
Kewbnry, Nov. 3, lG.'/9, Benjamin Kolfe of Newbury, a weaver. They 
lived in Newbury, where their children were all born, and where he died 
August, 1710, and she died Dec. 24, 1708. Children : 

i. JoHN^ EoLFE. b. Oot. 12, 1660 ; removed to Woodbridi^e, N. J., after 
April 27, 1685, and there married Sarah Moores, July 18, 1C8S. ifc 
is probable t'^at by a former .ojarriai^e he was the father ol " Moses 
Rolph" (No. 18). 

ii. Benjamin' Kolfe, b. Sept. 13, 1863 ; grad. Han'. Coll. 1G81; ordained 
minister at Haverhill. Jan. 1694 ; chaplain to the colonial troops at 
Falmouth, _16Si}; m. Mehitable Atwater, March 12, 160'J-4. Killed 
with his wife and two children by the I'adians at Havcrhiil, Au;?. 
29,1708. From his daughter Elizabeth,* saved from death at :ho 
hands of the savages by the faithfulness and heroism of tlie " sla^e 
Hagar," and subsequently the wife of Rev. Samuel Checkley (Harv. 
1715). were descended Rev. Samuel* 'Jhcckley (Ilarv. 1743), Exizn- 
beth,* v.ife of Gov. Samuel Adams (Bar . 1740), the wife* of Rev. 
Dr. John Lathrop (N. J. Coll. 1763), John^ Lathrop (Harv. 1789), 
John Lothrop* Motley (Harv. 1831), the historian, and Prof. Th'.s.« 
Motley, of Harvard University, and Samuel* Adams (Harv. 1770). 
Mary,* saved with her sister Elizabeth, married Col. Estes Hatch, of 
Dorchester. 

Hi. Apphia' Rolfe, b. March 8, 1667 ; m. John Jepson. ^, f.... 

iv. Mary=» Rolfe, b. Sept. 16, 1669; d. young. ' ^i'->'' - ' *7". 

V. Samtel^ Rolfe, b. Jan. 14, 1672-3; m. Sarah Jepson. 

vi. Mart' Rolfe, b. Nov. 11, 1674 ; d. young. Y i^. . 

vii. Henrt' Rolfe, b. Oct. 12, 1677. 

viii. Elizabeth' Rolfe, b. Dec. 15, 1679. ,,,. , 

ix. Nathaniel' Rolfe, b. Nov. 12, 1681. 

X. Abigail' Rolfe, b. May 5, 1684, 

6. Thoiias^ Hale (T7iOmas,^ Thomas^), bom in Newbury, Feb. 11, 
1G:>S-0; married. May 16, 1682, Sarah, dan. of Ezekiel and Edna 
(Halsted) Northcnd of Rowley. She was born in Rowley. Dec. 3, iGGl, 
and died there April 26, 1732. He spent most of his liic in Newbury, 
on the farm on the "Neck," conveyed to him by his father, but iu 17-"J 
b<ju;r;it a Binall piece of land in Rowley, built a house on it and removed 
thithor. «8o as to be near the meeting-house," and died there, April 12, 
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88 Thonias Hale of Jfewbtiry. [Jaa. 

He was a prominent nntj highly-esteemed citizen, held commissions la 
Nev.'bury as ju.-^tiee of tlie peace and cantHin in the militia, was a repre- 
sentative ill the General Conrt, 1713-14; and ■vsas locally known as •'Jus- 
tice Hale." He was a man of immense size and strength, weighing, ac- 
cording to tradition, over live hundred pounds, and had a voice of propor- 
tionate power, lie received a handsome estate from his father, and traas- 
mitted a much larger one to his children. 

By his will, dated April 6, 1730, and proved before Hon. John Appleton, 
Judge of Probate, IMay 4, 1730, after providing for his family and making 
his "• dear and loving wife vSarah whole and sole executrix," he provides, 
"I Sv:e cause to leave fifty pounds in the hands of the church of Christ here 
iu Ivowley, which they shall have after my wife's decease to let out, and 
my will is that y° principall should always remain good and that the inter- 
est should be disposed of by them for the releaf of the poore bretheren of 
the church." He had previously given to the church in his life-time a sil- 
ver comnviinion service. 

Among the provisions of the will is one requiring two of the sons to fur- 
nish their mo<^her each year certain quantities of wheat, rye, corn, barley 
malt, pork, beef, " ten pounds of sheep's wool and ten pounds of llax and 
two pounds of cotton wool." All the other articles they were required to 
furnish were evidently intended to be such as they produced on their owu 
farms. Is it possible that " cotton wool " came under the same category, 
and that cotton was then raised in small quantities on the lands of Essex ? 

It may be noted, too, as somevv-hat remarkable for that day and for such 
an estate, that the will makes no mention of any " servants." His sou 
Ezekiel's will, six years later, bequeaths " my negro roan Ca;-sar," and in 
1743 the Kev. Moses Hale of Bytield {'post '^o. 11) disposes of "two 
Negroes," Children, all born in Newbury : 

i. Thomas,* b. March 9, 16S3 ; m. Anna Short ; d. Jan. 6, 1746-7. 

ii. Edna,* b. Nov. 21, 1684 ; m. George Little. 

iii. Mart,* b. April i^S, 1GS7 ; m. Moses Little. 

iv. EzEKiEL,* b. May 13, IGSH ; m. first, Kuth Emery^ eecond, Sarah 
■■■ (Poor) Spaff^rd ; d. April L5, 1740. 

f. Nathan,* h. June '2, IfiOi ; m. Elizabeth Kent; d. 1TG7. 

vi. Sarah,* b. March 9, lf^G3 ; ra. Joseph Pearson. 

vii. Ebenezer,* b. April 21, 1G95 ; drowned May 25, 1715. unmarried. 

viii. Daniel,* b. Feb. 2-, 1696-7; m. Judith Emery; killed in siege of 

Louisburg, May 21, 1745. 

ix. Hannah,* b. June 7, 1699; m. Thomas Wicom. 

X. Josuta,* b. 17 March, 1701 ; m. Hannah Woodman ; d. April 20, 1742. 

xi. Moses,* b. 1703; m. Elizabeth Wheeler; d. June 19, 1762. 

Ten of these eleven children left families, and the descendants of all, or 
nearly all, of these tea are traced to the present time. 

The eldest son of Thomas^ was Thomas,* whose eldest son was Thomas,* 
and his only son was Tiiomas,^ in whom terminated an inibrokcn line of 
seven Thomiis Hales, eldest sons in succession, from. Thomas* of Newbury. 
Thora-'is^ enlisted in April. 1777, in Capt.- Benjamin Stone's company of the 
3d Nev/ Hampshire Battalion of continentL3l troops, and was killed in bat- 
tle at Hu'ibard.ton, Vt., July 7. 1777, at the age of 20, and unmarried. 

From Thomas* also descended Rev. Dr. Benjamin* Hale (Bowdoin Coll. 
1818) (Thomas,'' Benjamin,'' Thomas,* TLomas*), and his brothers Moses 
Little,* Thomas,^ Josiah Little,^ Edward,^ Ebenezer'' (3I.D. Dart.. Coll. 
1821) ), and Joshua,* and his sister Alic3 Little,* wife of Ivov. John Charles 
Jlarch (Yale., iS25). The childxen of Benjamin^ were Beujamia'- (Hobart 



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(same, I8"n5), Cyrus King' (same, 18'>8), Josiali Little' (same, 18G0), and j 



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Coll., 

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Sarah lOli/nheth,* wife of Ilev. Dr. JMalcolm Doii^jiass, late President of 

iSorwieh University, A''t., now of Andover, Mass. J'^ben Thomas" Hale 

(Yale, 1862) also descended from Thomas,* through Thomas,* iJeujamin,* 

Ebeuezer.^ 

From Tliomas,* through his son Oliver,* came Dr. William* Hale, who 
settled in Virginia, married Miss Sarah Qaarlcs, and became the ancestor 
of a numerous posterity now scattered through Virginia, South Carolina, 
Alabama and Florida, among "svhom may be noted Samuel Quarlci" Hale 
of Alabama, and his sons Joseph White*' Hale of Montgomery, Ala., aiid 
Anthony White^ Hale (Oglethorpe Coll., Georgia, 18G1), who was killed 
in the confederate service at Chancellorsville, in jMay, 18C3; Dr. .lames 
Overton' H:ile of Florida ; and Elvira,^ wife of Kev. Robert Hodges, a 
graduate of South Carolina College. Also, in female lines, Anthony* White 
(Davidson Coll, N. C, 18-17) of Sumter, S. C, and AYilliam* White (same, 
1857), who was in the confederate service during the rebellion, and killed 
in battle befoTo Richraond, June 30, 18C2. 

From Ezekiel'* Hale descended Kev. Christopher Sargent'' Hale (Brown 
Univ. 1820), and Hon. P:zekiel J. M.** Hale (Dart. 1835) of Haverhill, 
Mass. 

From Dr. Nathan* Hale, a highly respected citizen of Newburyport, 
came Nathan* (Harv. 1739), Dr. Eliphalet^ of Eseter, N. H., and his son 
Dr. Eliphalet"; and in female lines, Hon. Nicholas' Emery (Dart. 17D.')), 
Charles Emerv^ Soule (iJowd. 184:2), Nicholas Emery^ Soule (Harv. 1815), 
Augustus Lord" Soule (Harv. 1846)', Charles Emery^ Stevens (Dart. 1835), 
and'lvan^ Stevens (Dart. 1842), Elizabeth' Emery, wife of Gideon Lano 
Soule (Bowd. 1818) of Exeter, N. H., Catherine* Emery, wife of xjos-v^ell 
Stevens (Dart. 1804), and Elizabeth Emery Hurd' Stevens, wife of Ilev. 
Seth Warriuer Bannister (Amherst, 1835). 

Daniel* commanded a company in Col. Samuel Waldo's Mass. regiment 
in the expedition against Louisburg in 1745, and • 7as killed at the head of 
his company in the trenches before that fortification. May 21, 1745. His 
descendants are numerous in Essex county, Mass., and elsewhere. Among 
them are the late Francis Pickard^ Hale (Bowd. 1845) of Charlestowu, 
Mass., and Daniel Harris* Hale, Esq., of Rowley, president of the Rowley 
Historical Society. 

The descendants of Joshua* are also found largely in Essex county and 
in Boston. Among them are Pemberton' Hale of Salem, and Thomas 
Hale, and his son Thomas Pemberton* Hale, both of Rowley. 

Closes* Hale settled in Rindge, N. H., and died there. His daughters 
Elizabeth^ married Jacob Gould. Eunice* married James Philbrick, and 
Lucy* m.arried Henry Coifeen. All have lefc descendants. His son Mosea 
spent his life and died la Rindgo, where his descendants are still numerous. 

CVjI. Enoch* Ho.le (son of Moses*) was one of the most promlneat -sup- 
P<3rter3 of tha Revolutionary cause iu New Hampshire, and distini,'uir-lu.-a 
^wth in military and civil li/e ; was a member of the New Hampshire Pro- 
vincial Congress, Senate and Council. He served in the old r rencli war, 
and was \\-ith Col. Monroe at. the capture of Fort William Henry and slU>- 
'H.'<iuent massacre there. In the Revolutionary War was colonel ot a "^ G«^i> 
p-aphical Regiment," and was repeatedly in' active service, and acted al.io 
•1-i quartermaster general of the state. From him desceiaic-d Jo.shua- Ila.c, 
t^i-, of Newbury, Vt., who rivalled his greac-grandfather Thom:is lu pliy- 



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sica! sizo ; Chnrloi" ITal.;, Es(|.. of Newbury. Vt.. Oscar Cutler' ILile, Eso., 
of Keokuk, Iowa. ^^"illi;Uli■' Ilnlu, Esq., civil eiiginecr. of Essex J'lnction, 
Vt., and HoiifY Clay^ ILvle, Esq., civil env^inecr, of Wasliingfuu Tevritury. 

Col. Nathan* Hale, yonngest son of JMoses,* horn in IIam[)s.t(?a(l, N. II., 
Sept. 2.J, 1743, reuio^ed with his fither to Rimls^e about 17G0, married, 
Jau. 28, ITCT), Abigail, daughter of Col. John and Joanna (Boyuton) Grout 
of Lunenburg, Mass.. was the first constable of Ilindge at its organization 
in 1708; raoderafor at the annual town meetings in 1773, 1774 and 177.'> ; 
captain of a company of minute-men in 1774; marched his company to 
Cambridge on the alarm of the battle of Lexington in Ajiril, 177.0; was 
coaimissioned niisjor in the 3d New Hampshire regiment, June 2, 1775; 
Lt.-Colontl in the 2d IJattalion, N. H. line, Nov. 8, 1776, and Colonel of 
the same April 2, 1777. He served at Bunker Hill, in New York under 
TV'ashiagton in 1776, at Ticonderoga under vSt. Clair in 1777 until its evac- 
uation, was taken prisoner at Hubbardton July 7, 1777, was diboharged on 
a limited parol, not to serve again till exchanged, and to return within the 
enemy's lines within two years if not sooner exchanged, and left" Ticonde- 
roga for his home m Kludge, July 20, 1777. He remai.ied at Rindge till 
Jauu Li, 1770, when, not having been exclianged, he returned within the 
enemy's line-, pursuant to bis parol, and remained a prisoner till his death 
in New Utrecht, L. I., Sept. 23, 1780. Of his children, Charlotte* married 
Dr. Abraham Lowe of Ashburnham, and was the mother of Dr. Abraham 
T.' Lowe (3I.D. Dart. 181 G), and from her are also descended William J.' 
Cutler and A!)raham L.^' Cutler of Boston, Lewis G.^ Lowe (M.D. I");irt. 
1864), Lewis Lowe'" Abbott (Yale, 18GG) and Joseph Vvhitin^ Abbott (Yale 
1868). 

Nathan* Hole of Windsor, Vt., and afterwards of Chelsea. Vt.. wliere 
he died, had childt-en : John Tyler'' Hale, formerly of Boston, died at 
Washmgton, Iowa ; Raymond^ Plale, whose son Col. Oscar Adrian'^ Hale 
(Dart. 1860) was a gallant ofhcer in the Union army in the war of the 
rebellion, and died in So'ith America in 1867 ; Dr. Nathan Grout^ Hale 
of Windsor, Vt. ; Mary,'' wife of Col. Ralph Hosford of Thetford, Vt., and 
at\er« ards of John White of Woodstock, Vt. ; and Stella Jane,^ wife of 
Chauucey Smith, Esq., of Washington, D. C, whose son Capt. Nathan A. 
C* Smith served m the Union array daring the war of the rebcdlion. E!i- 
phalet* Hale, an honored clti/en of Boston, who died at Keene, N. H., 
had children : Mary WhitwelF Hale, for many years a teacher in Taunton, 
Mass., a well-known writer of prose and verse, and who died a,t Keene, 
N. H., and George Hale, Esq. now of Boston. 

Hojry* Hale, youngest son of Col. Nathan,* settled first at Windsor, Vt., 
and afterwards, in 1807^ at Chelsea, Vt., where he died June 2, 1861, at 
the age of 81, after an honored and useful life, both in public and private 
stations. By his first wife Phebe, daughter of David a'nd Fhebe (Spott'ord) 
Adams of Rindge, N. IL, he had children : Folly,'' who married Dr. Hiram 
Bliss (]M.D. Dart. 182.';), and whose sons are Henry Hale' Bliss of New 
York city, Charles Edv.-ard^ Bliss of Bangor, INEe., Hiram^ Bliss, Es([., 
of Washington, Me., and George* Bliss of Waldoboro', Sle. ; Mark^ 
Hale, midshipman in the United States Navy ; Louisa,^ who married 
Rev. Eiihu Scott, now of Hampton, N. H.. whose surviving children 
are Professor .Joseph Gould* Scott of the State Normal Scliooi at West- 
field, Mass., Harry Hale^ Scott (Dart. 1871), and Julia,^ wife of Fru'.eis 
Asbury Smith (WesL Univ. 185'J) of Elizabetlitown, N. Y^ ; Phebe Ad- 
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chilJren are Dr. Walter Scott' Vincent (M.D. Univ. Vt. 1801) of Burlin;^- 
luii, Vt., ri siirgooii iu tbc Vt. Volunteers, and Ann Eli/,;i, wife of Dr. Story 
Norman Gos; (]M.D. l>art. 1857) of Chelsea, Vt., who was also a surgeon 
of Vt. A'olnnreer.-; ; Thomas' Hale, Esq. (A.3[. at Univ. Vt. 1852) of Jvceno, 
N. II.; and Henry" Hale, Esq. (Univ. Vt. 1810), of St. Paul, iVliiiii. Dy 
his second wife Luciuda, daughter of C'apt. Eiihraim and Mary (Sall'ord) 
Eddy of Woodstock, Vt.. and who was a lineal descendant of 3Iilos Staii'i- 
ish and John Alden of PIvmouth, 1G"20, his children were: Abiirail (tpou'/ 
Hale of Chelsea, Vt. ; Dr.'Satrord Ed<ly' Hah; (31.D. Dart. 1841) of Elizo- 
hethtown, N. Y., whose son Frederick Churchill" Ilale is a lawyer at Chica- 
go ; Laura Charlotte^ wife of Kev. William Tyler Herrick (I'niv. A't. 18.''1'), 
and whose son William Hale^ Herrick (Williams Coil. 1871) is professor 
in Grinneli College. Iowa; Robert Sailbrd" Hale (Univ. Vt. 18-12), late 
M.C. from New York, and whose son Harry^ Hale is a lawyer, both r^'sid- 
iiig at Elizabethtown, N. Y. ; Rev. John Gardner" Hale (T'niv. Vt. 1815) 
of Chester, Vt. ; William Bainbridge^ Hale. Esq., of 2\orthampton, INIass., 
whose sons are Philip^ (Yale, 187G) ami Edward** now a member of the 
class of 1879 in Harvard College; and Hon. Matthew' Hale (Univ. Vt. 
1851) of Albany, N. Y. 

7. Abigail' Hale [TJcomas,^ Thomas^), born in Newdmry, April S. 
1GG2; married at same place, Sept. 2, lG7y, Henry, son of John Poor of 
Newbury, born there Dec. 13, 1G50. They resided in Newbury till about 
1695, seven of their children having been born there, and then removed to 
the north part of Rowley, about that time knowu as Rowlbury, and after- 
wards as l^ytield Parish, where the three youngest cliiidren were born. 
Children : i •. . ,. ... 

i. Abigail^ Poor, b. Sept. 9, 16S0. 
ii. He.nrv' Poor, b. Jan. 31, ieSl-2 ; m. Mary Holmes. 
iii. Jeremiau* Poor, b. Jan. 10, 1663-4. 
iv. MAR-i-^ Poor, b. AprH- 10,'1656 ; d. young. ' 

v. Marv* Poor. b. 8ept. 20. 16i:<T. 
vi. IlA.N-yAH-* Poor, b. Juiv 19. 1690. 
T i. Sarah-* Poor, b. Jan. 18. 1693-1. 
. viii. Benjamin' Poor, b. March 23, 1695-6 ; m. Elizabeth Felt. 
ix. Elizabeth-* Poor, b. April 9, 1693. 
X. Daniel* Poor, b. Oct. 15, 1700. 

From some of these children a numerous posterity exists. . '' 

8. Hann-ah' Hale [Thomas^ Thomas^), born in Newbury, Nov. 29, 
IGG.'J ; married Aug. 14, 1634 (as his secoiid wife) William, son of Francis 
and ]\Iary (Foster) Peabody of Boxford. They resided in Boxford, where - 
he died iu March, 1609, and she died Feb. 23, 1733. Children ; 

i. Stephen* Peaeody, b. Aug. 5, 16S5 ; m. riannah Swao. 

ii. Mart* Peafjody, b. April 11, 16S7 ; m. Joseph Symond?. 

iii. Efhp.aim* PEAbODY, b. April 23, 16S9 ; m. Hannah Redington. 

iv. Ricuard' Peabody, b. Feb. 7, 1691 ; m. Kiith Kiml-ali. 

V; Hannah-* Feabody, b. Aug. 1693 ; m. Jonotiian Foster. '.:: 

vi. John* Pe^body, b. Au^. 1, 1G95 ; m. Sarah . 

vii. Aeiel^ Peabody, b. 1607. 

viii. Oliver* Pkabody, b. May 7, 1698 ; m. Hannah Ba.^ter. 

Of these children, Oliver'' (Harv. 1721) was the honored pastor of ("u^ 
rhnrcli in Natick, where he died, Feb. 2, 1752. Of hi^ children. (Jl.-v-r* 
(Hrirv. 1715) '.v.:u- nnstor of the iirst church in Roxbury from I7.i0 t,. h:i 
•^-^th. May TJ, \lo2, at the age of 2ti, Hannah' was the uiJc ot Rv;/. 
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From Stephen* descended Hannah' Peabody, wife of Rev. Ilumplirey 
Moor (Ilarv. 17 'J 9). 

From Kpliraim* descended Rev. Ephraim' Pea))odv of Boston (Boivd. 
1827) and his children, the wife of President Charles William Eliot of 
Harvard University (Harv. 1853), the wife of Rev. Dr. Henry AV. Bel- 
lows of New York (Harv. 1832), Robert Swain' Peabody (Harv. ]8GG), 
and Rev. Francis Greenwood' Peabody (Harv. 18C0); also Hon. Jolm* 
Appleton of Bangor, Me. (Bowd. 1822). 

From Richard* descended Samuel^ Peabody (Dart. 1803) and his son 
Hot>. Charles Augustus'' Peabody of New York, and his sons Duaue 
Livingstoir Peabody (Colum. Coll. 1868), Charles Augustus" Peabody 
(same, 18G9), and George Livingston^ Peabody (sam.j. 1870). Also Adriel* 
Peabody. formerly a lawyer at Plattsburgh, 2s. Y,, and bis son Oliver Da- 
vidson'' Peabody, Esq., of Keeseville, N. Y. 

From .John'* descended Rev. Stephen* Peabody (Harv. 17G9), Hon. Oli- 
ver'' Peabody (Harv. 1773), Stephen^ Peobody (Harv. 1794), Rev. Oliver 
William Bourne^ Peabody, and Rev. William Bourne Oliver'' Peabody 
(both of fln.rv. 1816). his sons, Col, Everett' Peabody (Harv. 1849), who 
fell nobly at Shiloh in April 18C2, and Francis H." Peabody, Oliver W.^ 
Peabody and ^7illiam B. 0.^ Peabody, of Boston, also Lucretia Orne' Pea. 
body, wife of ETon. Alexander Hill Everett (Harv. 1806), Augustus' Pea- 
body (Dart. 1803), and his sons Augustus Goddard' Peabody (Harv. 1837), 
Owen Glendour^' Peabody (Dart. 1842) and Edward Thatcher^ Peabody, 
professor in Lagrange College, Ky. 

9. Ltdia' Hale {'Thomas,' Thomas^), b. in Newbury, April 17, 
166G; married, Sept. 10, 1G91, James son of Samuel and Sarah Piatts of 
Rowley. He was born in Rowley, June 11, IGSl. Lived in Rowley. 
Children : 

i. Samttel* Platts, b. Jan. 30, 1693-4 ; m. first, Sarah Varnum ; second, 

Mary Bennett. 

ii. MAP.r* Platts, b. June 19, 1698 ; d. young. 

iii. ^Iakv* Platts, b. Sept. 5, 1700 ; m. lienry Abbott. 

•■ iv. James* Platts, d. Aug. 18, 1703. 

V. James* Platts, d. Peb. 14, 17:2C-3. 

vi. Sarah* Platts, b. June 22, 1710 ; m. Leonard Cooper. 

10. Elizabeth' Hale ( Thomas,' Thomas^), born in Newbury, Oct. 16, 
1668 ; m. May 31, 1687 (as his second wife) Samuel, son of John and Jane 
(Crosby) Pickard of Rowley. Lived in Rowley, where he was a leading 
citizen, and was representative in the General Court in 1723 and 1724. He 
was born in Rowley in May, 1663. She died June 29, 1730. Savage says 
their '• descendants in Rowley have been numerous and respectable." 
Children : 

i. Sahx^l* PiCKARD, b. Mnrch 9, 16S7-8 ; d. June 9, 1689. ' ' 

ii. S.iiitrfiL* Pickard, b. Dec. 4, 1089. 

iii. Thomas* Pjckard, b. Feb. 6. 1090-1 ; m. Mehitable Dresser. 

iv. WosEs" Pickard, b. Dec. 4, IG'Jl ; ni. I.ydia Plats. 

V. Elizabetu* Pickard, b. March -2, 1G9G-7 ; m. Thomas Dickinson. 

vi. Mart* Pickard, b. Aug. 20, 1698. 

vii. JnsEi'H* Pk.-kard, b. .March 17, 1700-1 ; m, Sarah Jewett. 

viii. J.^sE* Pickard, b. May 5, 1704 ; m. Joseph Stickney. 

11. JosErn' Hale {Thoynas,^ ITiomas^), bom in Newbury, Feb. S'"*, 
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Mary. Jauo^hter of William and Sarah (Perley) Watson of Boxfonl. Sho 
died* in ]jo.\ford, Feb. 1, l7U7-8, and he married second {•• pul.li.-hi-d " 
Sej)*™ 10, 1703) "widow Joanna Dod^e of I|)S\vich." lie died at I'x.ixfuni. 
Feb. 13, 17G1, at tlie age of 90. He was a man of handsome estate, mid of 
\\\'j}\ standing; and lanje intlueuce in his town ; was successively ensign, lieu- 
tenant atul captain in the militia ; was for many years seleolnian, an<i repre- 
sented Boxford in the Genei'al Court for sixteen years, between 171-1 and 
1735. In the numerous conveyances of real estate given and received by 
him, he is described as '-husbandman," '•yeoman," " house-carpentfr," and 
in the later years of his life, " gentleman." His children were as follows : 

Yjy first wife : 

i. JosEi'H,'* b. Aug. 23, 1091; ni. lJr*t, Mary Hovcy ; second, widow S-i- 

rah llovey; third, widow Lydij, Liowa ; IbuiLli, widow Susannah 

Fellows. Died Oct. 5, 1773. 
ii. J.\coB,'' h. 1*396; ni. first, Ilaunali Goodhue : Peoond, Mary narriman. 

Died April 17, 1731. 
iii. Makv,-» b. Oct. 1, 1GU7 ; d. Aug. 29, 1702. 
iv. AuBF.osE,* b. Feb. iO, 109S-y ; m. first, Joanna Dodge ; second, ILm- 

r.ah ;^y^aJUus. Died Aj)ril 13, 1767. 
T. Aenkr,"* b Aug. 2. 1700; ru. tiist, Ruth Perkins; second, Kcziah 

(bmith) IJaker; third, Eunice Kimball. Di(.^d Feh. 13, 1701. 
vi. I*IoSES,* b. Dec. 2.5, 1701 ; grad. at Harv. On!. 1722 ; minisrer at 

Chester, iN. H., 1730-1731; ni. Abigail W'aiiiwright; d. 1700. 
Tii. Saeah,* b. April 6, 1701 ; lu. JaC'^b Kiaibud ; d. Jan. 11, 1723-4. 

By second wife : 

viii. llEPzmAH,* b. Sept. 21, 1700 ; m. John Curtis. 

ix. Lydia,* b. March 23, 17ir(-ll ; ui. Natlian Perley. 

X. Margaret,-* b. Feb. 23, 1712-13 ; in. Amos Kimball. 

xi. TuoiiAS,'* b. Jan. 8, 1711-15 ; m. Mary Kimbdl ; d. Sept. 18, 1791. 

xii. Jerry,* b. July 12, 1717 ; ni. Priseili;i. Peab.Kiy (a gr.-dau. GfliaGualv 

(Hale) Peabody, No. 8 svpra) ; d. 1771. 
xiii. Hannah,* b. Aprd 27, 1719 ; m. Eenjamin Batchelder. 
siv. Benjamin,* b. xMarch 2, 1720-1 ; d. 1723. 

The posterity of Joseph," generally designated as th' " Boxford branch" 
of the family, is numerous. The descendants of Joseph,^ who lived and 
died in Boxford, still reside to a large extent iu that town. Others are 
found in Vermont, and Dr. Joseph^ Hale (from Joseph* through Joseph,* 
Joseph^' and Joseph'^) resides at IMiller's Corners, Ontario county, N. Y., 
having an infant sou Joseph.' 
• Ambrose* settled in Harvard, Mass., and died there. His descendants 
are mostly to be found in Maine. Among them are Hon. Eii^rene^ Hale 
(A.M. at'Bowd. 1869), 3I.C. from Maine. Frederick^ Hale (^Waterville 
Coll. 1SG2) and Clarence" Hale (Bowd. ltiC9). 

Abner* lived and died in Boxford. Several of his children wore among 
the early settlers of Winchendon, jNlass., where many descendants are siwi 
f jund, among whom, is Oren Sylvester^ Hale. Others are found in Maine. 
^<"W Hampshirp, Vermont, New York, Illinois and Califoi'uia- His d.iULdi- 
t-J- Juddtl,,i born Oct. 14, 1747, married, April 12, 17'o8, Ab-^^alom Towne, 
a'ld settled first iu Winchendon, but afterwards removed to Paris, Out-ida 
County, N. Y., where she died March 16, 18.54, at the sge of 106 yt-.trs 
a^>d five months I Ivloocs,* son of Abner,'* a leading citizen of Wincl-endon, 
•'•••<1 iu that town in 1828 at the age of 86 ; and othis children, Hon. Artr- 
'^•>-^* H:de, of Bridgewater, formerly M.C from Mas.aebnsetts, :-iill j,ur- 
'i--e.s in a vi-orous old a^e at 93 ; Achsa,' wife of Joseph Coolioge, still 
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lives at 95, while Lucy" dlod unmarried in Bridge water, Feb. 5, 187G, at 
tilt; aga uf 93 yr;-ii.s and live inonth.s. Among Uie otlicr desccnd.'ints of 
Abnf i"* may be named CJiarles George Clintou' Ihde (H:irv. 18^1). l^avid' 
Hale (Bowd. 18()0), Suamer llalc, uiercliant of Cliicago, 111., "William' 
Hale, formerly of Oetrolt. an<l afterwards a leading lawyer of Sau Francisco, 
Cul., where he died a few years since, Albert Cable" Ilale (lioche.^ter Univ. 
ISG'J), Oorgo David^ ilale (IJocliester Univ. IbTO), Laura,« wife of Ivcv. 
James Kij-ley Wheelock (Dart. 18U7), and Kev. John' Keyes (Dart. 1S03). 

From iMargaret,* who married Amos Kimbal! of Jioxford, is desceiided 
Dr. Walter Ilenry^ Kimball of Andover (Dart. 1811). 

Thomas'* was one of the ii''st settlers of iS'orth lirookfkid, Mass., and 
had thirteen children, all of whom save one lived to be married. Of them, 
William^ was a physician in Doxford, among whoso descendants is William 
Augustus^ Herrick, Esq. (Dart. 1854). Thomas* was for many years a 
state senator from AVorcester county, a magistrate, and a mau high in influ- 
ence and authority in his town and county ; JMordecai* was a surgeou in 
the Revolutionary array, settled in Westchester county, N. Y., married 
Catherine, (huu'hter of Gen. William Paulding and sister of James K. 
Paukhng, and his daughter Maria*' became the wife of Lems G. Irving. Esq., 
of Peek;!: ill, sou of William and nephew of Washington Irving. Among 
the other <iesceudants of Thomas"' were William Ilale'^ Maynard C^Villiams 
1810), a distinguished lawyer of Utica, N. Y., and member of the state sen- 
ate of New York, who died of cholera in 1832 ; Rev. Dr. Montgomerv S.' 
Goodale (Amherst 1834), Rev. Thomas" Adams (Dart. 1814), :Martha 
Maria,^ wife of Rev. Myron vS. Dudley (Williams 18G3), Mordecai" Hale, 
Esq., of Ilardwick, Vt., and Capt. Owon^ Ilale of the 7th Cavalry, U.S.A. 

The descendants of John"* are in large part in New Brunswick and Nova 
Scotia ; among them the late James* Hale, Esq., of St. John, N. B., and 
his sons Henry," James Frederick" and John Strong." 

12. Samuel' Hale [Thomas,^ T?iO/nas^), horn in Newbury, June 6, 
1674. Settled about 1699 in Bradford (the part now Groveland), at a place 
still known as " Hale's Corners." He married, firs , in Rowley, Nov. 3, 
1698, Martha, the dau. of Samuel and ]Mary (Pearson) Palmer of Rowley, 
where she was born, April 24, 1677. She was the mother of all his child- 
ren, and died in Bradford, June 14, 1723. He married, second, Dec. 30, 
1723, Sarah, widow of Edward Hazen, and daughter of John Perley, who 
survived him and died between Nov. 30, 175S. and July 18. 17.39. He died 
Dec. 13, 1745. He was a man of handsome estate, a leading man in his 
town, and a farmer of a superior order, especially distinguished as a fruit- 
grower. Children : 

i. Samuel,* h. Oct. 23, 1699 ; m. first, Hannah Hovey ; second, Sarah 

naseltine. Died May -^4, 1770. 

ii. JoNATiiAv,* b. Jan. y, 1701-2 ; m. Susannah Tuttle. ^ ■>; ■ -f •; : 

iii. Mart,* b. May 27, 17u.") ; m. Ueor<^e Carleton. 

iv. Maktha,'* b. June 1"', 1709; m. Mo^e.s Jewett. , 

V. Jane,* b. Aiiir. 1, 1711 ; ni. Philip Tennoy. 

vi. David,* b. bept. oO, 1711 ; m. iiarah Uond ; d. 1776. 

His descendants, known as the " Bradford branch." are less numerous 
than those of either Ids brother Thom.as^ or Joseph,'^ though many in both 
male and female lines are to be found in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, 
!Maine, Utah and el-=e'vhere. From his son Samuel'' descended Jon;'.than 
Harrimaa" Hale, a bishop of the IMormon church, who died in lov.'a, and whose 



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dcsceudants reside in Utah and Idaho, and are leading racmbors of tho 
Ijloroaon church; ah-io IIou. Moses'' Hale of liochester, N. II., fornv.!rlv a 
luoinber of tlie state senuce of New Ifampshirc, and his chiiilron, Calvin'' 
Ilale, Esq., of Dover, N. H,,' and Caroline," wife of liev. Louis TuriM.T 
(liowd. 1831). Jonathan* was the father of Dr. John*" Hale of Mollis, M. !{.. 
distiu^nl.shfd by his jxitriotic services in the Revolutionary war, alsfj of 
Ahii,'ail,* the wife of Col. AVilliatn Prescott of glorious memnrv at r>u:d;er 
Hilt, and of Martha,^ wife of Rev. Peter Powers (Ilarv. 17.>i). 'I'ln-o.i.^li 
Mrs. Prescott. Samuel' was the ancestor of Judge \ViUiain'' I'rescott (Ilaiv. 
178;J), of William Hickling' Prescntt, the historian (Harv. 1S14). K.lw ud 
Goldsborougy Pre=;cott (Harv. 1325), William Gardner^ Prescott {(larv. 
1844), Catherine Elizabeth,'^ wife of Franklin Dexter (Ilarv. 1812), and 
Elizabeth,* wife of James Lawrence (ITarv. 1840). Amor.g his other de- 
scendants may be named SamueP Hale (Dart. 1706), John Cudmiau^ Halo 
(Dart. 1857), Edwin Blai^JelP Hale (Dan. ISGo), Geonie Weeks^ Halo 
(Bowd. 18G9), Horace Morrison^ Hale (Union Colh IBoG), Sarah,' wif.i of 
Rev. Stedman Wright Hanks ('Amherst, 1837). Samuel B'.-oAvn^ Hale, ivsij., 
of Buenos Ayres, 8. A,, Elizabeth,^ wife oi William Reol Lejee, Esr}., of 
Philadel!)hia,* Luke^ Hale, Esq., of HoUis, N. XL, and 'j'beodore P.' H^le, 
Esq., of Boston. 

13. John' \Ixlv. {John^ 77iomns^), horn in Newbury, Sept. 2, iCCI ; 
married in Newbury, Oct. 16, 1G83, Sarah, daughter of Henry and Anr.a 
(Knight) Jaques of Newbury, v.'ho was born in Nevrbury, ^larch 20. ] G''"4. 
He was a carpenter, spent his life in Newbury, and died there, ]Mar(:]i i, 
1725-6 ; was in moderate circumstances, and always highly respected. His 
wife survived him. Children : 

i. REnECCA,"* b. Feb. 18, 1684-5 ; m. Jonathan Poor. 

• ii. John,* b. June 24, 1G86 ; m. first, Patience Dole ; second, Mary . 

Died about 1770. 
iii. Richard,* b. Sept. 21, 1638 ; d. Sept. 1688. 
iv. Henrv,* b. Aug. 2S, 16S9 ; d. Feb. 2, 1689-90. 
V. Richard,* b. Nov, 9, 1690 ; in. Mary Silver ; 1. 1771. 
\i. Stephen,* b. April 12, 1693 ; m. vSai'ah Swett; d. about 1744. - 
vii. Sarah,'* b. Feb. 3, 1691-5 : m. John Weed. 
viii. Samuel,* b. March 21, 1697 : d. 1722, unmarried. 
ix. Benjamin,* b. March 24, 1699 ; m. Judith Swett ; d. ahout 1770. 
X. & xi. Anne* and Mart,* b. Jan. 3, 1700-1 ; d. Jan. G, 170O-1. 
xii. Margaret,* b. Jan. 8, 1701-2. 

xiii. Anne,* b. Oct. 24, 1703 ; d. yoan<;. •' > •/ "'• ■ ^T.- 

xiv. JIarv,* b. Dec. 28, 1701 ; m. Hthry Dole. 
XV. Ruth,* b. Nov. 17, 1700; m. John'Pearson. 
xvi. Anne,* b. Jau. 18, 1709-10 ; hi. Daniel Knight. 

From this large family numerous descendants have sprung. 

From Rebecca* is descended Alfred Poor, the well-known gencalogi-t of 
S.ahni, 

_ Patience,* the d.-^/aghter of John* by his first wife Patience Dole, rn.ir- 
ried the "distinguished physician," Dr. Nathaniel Co.din of l*o'-_tIa':d. Me., 
and became the mother of •' another still more distinguisheil of tlie .-auKi 
name and place, from whom no descendants of the name of Cuilin a.-e liviu::. 
but many of other names,'' Amonn her descendants art.- r.-'kniicd l-v.-.c 
Foster' Coffin (Bovyd. 1806), Eleanor^ Cotlin, wife of John Derby ( H.trv. 
1".SG), andher chOdren Nathaniel Foster'^ Derbv (liarv. 1S2:»), George* 
I-*< »-l>y (Harv. 1838), Mary Jane^ Derby, wife of Rev. Ephraim I'ea- 



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96 Thomas Uale of N'eirhurij. [Jau. 

body (Bowd. 1S27), and her childrc-u nnmed under No. 8 supra, Laura' 
IX'rl.y, wife first of Ai'iiold Fia!r.-I> "W^'dics (Ilarv. 1S27), and .second of 
Hon. Robert Charles "Winthrop (Ilarv. 1828), and her son George Derby* 
"NVelles (Ilarv. ]8G(J), Siuah YA\en^ Derby, wife of John Koirers (Harv. 
182(">), and her son John U:»ijers the .scal|>tor, Harriet Coirin'' Sumner, wife 
of Hon. Nathan A[)pletou (A.:^.I. Harv. 1841, LL.D. Harv. 18f..')). and her 
children "WiUiani Sumner' Appleton (Harv, 13G0) and Nathan' Appleton 
(Harv. jSGo), Susan* Codnian, wife of Benjaoiin V/ello3 (Harv. 1800), 
and Job.n^ Codman (Bowd. 1827). 

From Richard,* who settled on the ]\Ierriaiac River at •' Joppa," now 
part of Nev>-buryport, descended a long line of {LsheriDen, shipmasters and 
merchants, v.'ho have for generations maiataiued an ho'.?ored name at New- 
biiryporf, and have scattered thence to the ends of the earth. Among 
tlien are the late Samuel* Hale, Enocli""' Hale, P^noch'' Hale, and Benjamin 
WoodwelF Hale, all of Newburyport ; also Charles William* Hale, Isaac' 
Hale arrl Richard lar.it^ H;ile, E.-qs.. of the same pl-ice, aiid Enoch^ Hale, 
editor at Newburyport, New York City and Rontloat, N. Y.^ who die.l at 
the last-named place, Aug. 10, 1856. 

From Richard'' are also descended James Webster" Hale of New York, 
the fomider of the express business in the United States, and to wLoni more 
than any other man the people of the United States are indebted fo" '* cheap 
Dostage ; " Benjamin Ei!er^^ Hale of Brooklyn. N. Y". ; William Gowea' 
ilale of Saigon, Cochin Chi'na ; Al'eort' Hale ("liarv. 1861), Charles Good- 
win' Hale (Dart. 1868), the late Stephen* Hale of Reading, Mass., and 
his son Thomas'' Hale of Rockport, Mass. 

Many brauehes of this family remain untraced. 

14. Hexrt' Hai-E (John,' Thomas'^), born in Newbury. Oct. 20. 1667; 
married there Sept. 11, 1605, Sarah, daughter of John and Sarah (Knight) 
Kelly. She was born in Newbury. Sept. 1, 1670, survived her husband 
and died there, Oct. 21, 1741. He spent his life in Newbury as a carpen- 
ter, and died there about Nov. 1724. Children : 

; i. Thomas,'' b. No?. 15. l'^>'.'€^ , m. Abigail Pillsbury ; d. about 1765. 

^"' . ii. Sarah,^ b. Oct. 20, F'fH; a. Stephen Cha?e ; d. Dec. 26, 1755, 
iii. Thom.vsine,* b. Sepc. 10, 1700 ; m. Peter Morse. 
iv. Enoch,'' b. Oct. U, ITyi ; d. Dec. 1702. 

V. ( Enoch,* b. Oct. 7, 1703 ; m. widow Mary Ililla ; d. May 30. 1755. 
vi. ( Edmund, b. Oct. 7, 1703 ; m. Martha Sawyer ; d. May 29, 1738. 
vii. Rebecca,* b. Oct. 4, 1705 ; d. May 11, 1706. 
viii. Henry,* b. Au^', 21. 1707 ; m. Mary Bnrtlett ; d. May 21, 1792. 
ix. flAyxAH,* b. May 8, 1709; m. Ezra PilL'hury. 
X. JuDiTU,* b. May 28, 1711 ; m. William Morse. 

Throuofh his son Edmund.* Henrv^ was the ancestor of Hon. Salma' 
Hale (A'.'M.at Univ. Vt. 1824. and at Dan. 1849),M. C from New Hamp- 
•shire 1817 to 1819, and well known as a scholar and author, and of his 
children George Silsbee' Hale (Harv. 1841) of Boston, and Sarah King' 
Hale, wife of the late Hon. Harry Hibbard (Dart. 1835), formerly M. C. 
from New Karupshire ; of Davlcr Hale, Esq., late of Newport, N. H., 
whose widow IVIrs. Sarah Josepha Hale, nee Buel, still living in Philadelphia, 
devotes a beautiful and serene old age to active labors for her sex and for 
humanity, and of their chiidron, th^- late Lieut. David Eraersou* Hale (U. S. 
Mil. Acad. 1833), Horatio^ Hale. Esq. (Harv. 1837) of Clinton, Ontario, 
Canada, Frances Ann' Hale, wife of Dr. Lewis Eoadinot Hunter (N. J. 
Coll. 1824, M.D. Univ. Pena. 1828), surgeon in the U. S. Navy, whose 



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1877.] Thomas Hale of I^ewhury. 97 

son is Richard Stockton' Hunter (N. J. Coll. 18G1), and the late William 
George*' I lalc. Esq. (Ilarv. lSi2) of New Orleans ; of Rev. Enoch' IJul.j 
(Univ. Vt. lS:>Gj, of Dr. Syene' Hale (M.D. Dart. 18:33), and of his sons 
Drs. Kdvin I^Joses' Hale 'and Halbert Parker^ Hale, of C!iica<ro : of Dr. 
Moses' Hale (M.D. IMidd. 18:?2), a disringuisliod physiciau of Troy, N. Y., 
and of his children INIary^ wife of Abraham Knickerba:ker, E.>([.. uf ^^ca'di- 
ticoke, N. Y., and Dr. Richard Henry^ Hale (Union Coll. 1827), aialliia 
grandchildren John Hale^ Knickerbackcr (Union Cull. 1847) and Henry' 
Knickerbackor, Esq., of New York city. 

Henry,'' sou of Henry,^ was one ot" the pioneers of NottinL,diana Vv'est 
(now Hudson), N. H. He was a tarmer on a large scale, a deacon in the 
church, and a leading man in the community where he lived. His posterity 
is numerous in New Hampshire and Yerraout, and in Franklin and St. 
Lawrence counties in New Y'^ork. The descendant? of Sarah'' Chase, of 
Thomasine* Morss and Judith'' Morse, are also numerous and rospectal)le. 

15. Judith' Hale {John,' Tltomar), born in Nev^bury, July 5, 1G70; 
married there, Nov. 24-. 1G92, Thomas, son of Caleb and Judith (Bradbury) 
Moody, of Newbury, brother of Mary, wife of her brother Joseph, and 
cousin of Mary, wife of her brother Moses. They lived iii Newbury. 
Childi-en : 

i, EzR-V* Moody, b. April 11, 1693. 

ii. Sarah"* JMooDY. b. Feb. II. 1695. 

iii. Caleb* Moodv,' b. March 10, 1697. 

iv. JcDiTH* Moody, b. Aug. 6, 1699. 

V. Oliver* Moody, b. Oct. 7, 1701. 

vi. TaoiiAs* Moody, b. Jan. 11, 1704. 

16. Joseph' Hale [John,* Thomas^), b. in Nevrbury, Nov. 24, 1C74; 
married, Dec. 25, 1699, Mary, daughter of Caleb and .Judith (Bradbury) 
Moody, born in Newbury, Oct. 2o, 1678, and died there, April IG, 1753. 
He lived in Bylield parish, Newbury, and died there Jan. 24, 1755. He 
was a shoemaker by trade, a captain in the militia, kept a tavern in Bylleid, 
and he and his wife were both members of the church at Bylield, of which 
his brother Moses^ (No. 17 infra) was pastor. He was a man of haud- 
eome estate and much respected. Children : 

i. Judith,"' b. Sept. 22, 1700 ; m. Moody. 

ii. Mary,* b, Nov. 26, 1703 ; m. Edmund Greenleaf. 

iii. Elizabeth,* b. April 9, 1705 : m George Thurlow. 

iv. Sarah,* b. Oct. 1707 ; m Jc^hua Noyes. 

V. Abigail,* b. March 5, 1709-10 ; m. Richard CofEn. 

vi. Joseph,* b. Sept. 3, 1712 ; m. Hilary Noyes ; d. March 9, 1776. 

vii. Moses,* b. Jan. 18, 1714-15; m. Mehi table Sumner; d. Jan. 18, 1779. 

viii. Anne,* b. Aug. 4, 1717 ; ru. Richard Kent. 

Joseph* is the ancestor, through Joseph,^ Joseph® and Joseph,^ of C.'.[ - 
Joseph* Hale of the 3d Inf. U. S^ A. Marv,« wife of Rev. Dr. Elijali i':ir- 
ii>h (Dart. 1785), and her son Moses Parsons^ Parish (Bowd. 1822;, wi-re 
also his descendants. 

Moses* graduated at Harvard, 1734, and was minister of the church a: 
West Newbury, 1752 to 1779. His son Moses^ (Harv. 1771). iKiug tn.^ 
fourth Rfv. Z^io.es Hale of the dosceudants of Thomas' who -rrHiuaioi nt 
Harvard, was the minister of Boxford, 1774 to 1789. Araon- tiie .(•-cvrjd-. 
ants of Moses* were also Stephen® Hale (Harv. 1802), Jo..epb*' li-i^^- ( li.vr^- 
1^1.^5), Joseph Augustine' Hole (Harv.~1857), Sarah* Hule, wiio ci i^.-y. 

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98 Thomas Hale of Newbury . [Jan, 

Nathaniel Noyes (Ilarv. 1703), IMohitable* Hale, wife of Rev. Levi Frib- 
ble (Dart. r77i), aud her son Frof. Levi Frisbie of Harvard (Harv. 1802). 

17. MosF.s' Hale {John- Thomas^), born in Ncwbnry, July 10, 167S ; 
grad. at Harvard 1099 ; began his labors as minister of Lyfleid, then called 
" Rowlbury " (from the towns of Rowley and Newbury, of which the par- 
ish was composed*), in 1702 ; was ordained there as pastor, Nov. 17, 170G, 
and remained in that office till his death, Jan. IG, 17-1.3-4. Ho married, 
first, Elizabeth, dangliter of Richard and P".lizabcia (AppletOE) Dummer 
of Newbury. She was born in Newbury, July "J.^, lG82,and died iu By- 
field Parish (sine prole), Jan. 10, 1703-4. He married, second, llary, 
daughter of Dea. William and .Mthitable (Scwall) Moody, who was born 
in Newbury, ]\Iay 30, 168,3, and die-J in Bytitld, July 17, 1757. 

Prince says of him, that during the forty-one years he " labored in word 
and doctrine " with the people of his charge, " he was an oritiodox and 
lively preacher of the great trutiis of religion and a soldier of Jesus Christ.'' 
Children, all by second wife : 

i. Jo"Ft"T,* probably rl. yo'inc^. 

ii. MEiitTAELE,' prubaJily d. \i>i:Tig. 

iii. DoKoTHY,* n. Most.'S Woodman. 

iv. Mary,* b. 1711 ; in. lliw. James Chnndler. 

V. IslARTn.x,* m. Benjamin Faivficld of W'cnham. 

vi. JbiSfs,* ni. first, Abi^^juil Sluso ; second, Sarah Jowett. Died 1775. 

vii. Elizabeth,'* m. Aver. 

viii. Sarah,* probably d. young. 
is. Jaxe,'' prohably d. young. 

s. ^VTLLIA.M,* b. about 17-Jri ; m. first, ]»Iartha .Johnson ; second, Jane 
Jcwett. Died about 1784. 

The records of this family are lamentably deficient. Rev. James Chand- 
ler (Harv. 1728), the husband of Mary,* was the minister of Rowley, 1732 
to 1789. They had no children. 

Among the descendants of Hoses'* were Capt. .J< dm* Hale of Ilopkinton, 
N. IL, a gallant soldier of the Revolution, and an honorable and respected 
citizen, and his son J.acob'' of Ripley, Me., a memiter of the convention 
which framed tlie constitution of r^lalne, Rev. John'' Hale of Sutton. N. H., 
Robert QJ Hale, Esq., of Henniker, N. H., John Hale^ Fowler, Esrj., of 
Newark, Kendall county, ill., and Hon. Samuel W.'' Hale, of Keene, N. IL 

In the will of Rev. Closes,' dated Nov. 22, 17-13, and proved Jan. 30, 
1743-4, he gives to his son Closes,* with other property real and personal, 
" two negros, Hannibal aud Jane," and to his sou AV'illiam* laud in Row- 
ley, "also my silver tobacco box and Mr. Burket's exposition on the nev/ 
testament, and Dr. IManton's volume upon y® Eleventh Chapter of the 
Hebrews." 

"William'* was for many years a practising physician in Rowley, and was 
succeeded in his practice there by his son ^V'illiam,* who afterv/ards remov- 
ed to Virginia and died there. 

18. Mart' Hale (Samuel'^ Thomas^), born iu "VToodbridge, N. J-, 
Nov. 28, 1678. She seems to have first married a Higgins, but nothing is 
known of him except that she bore the name of Higgins when she married 



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* This is the earliest instance of Uiis manner of fonnin.!^ the names of places which we 
have met; wifh, ;;n(l the on!v one we have found in .Nla=.-irha>ett3, thoa,2-ii there may bo 
othei's. Such nninos are common in Connecticut, .15 thf Rev, John A. Vinton has shown 
in the REOidTKH ior Juiy, lo'JO [ante xiv. 270). Hc'.thcn supposed the p-actice to be pecu- 
liar to Connecticut ; hut this proves rot to be the >:jisc. — Ed. 



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1877.] Secret CommiUee to Silas Deane. 99 

Mosos I'olph at Woodbridgc, Jnne 4, 1702. She and her husband becarno 
iueiuL)ei>> ol' lUu church at Wooubriiige soon after its foundation, fie was 
ft prumiiiect and active citizen, was town clerk and " Fri.'eholdei''s clerk" 
from 1712 to l7ol. ',vas commissioned "one of Ilcr Majesty's Justices of 
the Peace " in 1714, and was assessor iu 17 IS. The records of Wood- 
bridge fail to show tlie deaili of himself or his wife, and nothing is foiuid of 
the family on the records of tlie town after (731. In the accomstB for 
building the meeting-house iu 1711, he was allowed " 5' for two days work 
of his negro tending y^ mason, and 0"^ for watching y'^ kiln, and \'o^ for a 
bottle of rum, & 2^ for his horse & boy to draw water for y*^ brickloyers." ^ 
It is probalile that ho was son of John lloU'e, who was sou of JUujjamin 
and Apphia' (Ilalej Rolfe (No. 5 svpra). The name was generally spell- 
ed liolte in ^Nlassachusetts, and Ilolph iu Neu' Jersey and on Long Island, 
to which last loaility it Ls probable that Moses Kolph aud his descendants 
removed. Children : 

i. Samt-tl-* EoLpn, b. Feb. 13, 1703-1. 

ii. Elizaretu** Kolph, b. Aur.^ f, 17C5. 

iii. Esther* Rolph, b. April 12, 1707. 

iv. ArtHU* Kolph, b. Jan. 0. 170n-9. 

V. Richard-* Ror.rn, b. May 12. 1710 ; d. Sept. 7, 1711. 

Vi. ii'ATHAMEL'* KOLPU, b. ijept. 15, 1712. 

vii. Jonathan* Kolph, b. Aug. 30, 17M. 

viii. Richard* Rolph, b. Aug. I, 1717 ; d. Oct. 13, 1719. 

ix. Robert* RoLPH, b. May 18, 1719. 

X. Sarah* Rolph, b. April 4, 1721. 

si. HfiNRr* RoLPH, b. June 20, 1723. ..- ' 



Note. — This paper is prepared not as a complete statement even of the 
first three generations from the immigrant ancestor, but in the hope through 
its means of contributing towards a full and complete genealogy of the 
family. The writer, who has large accumulations of material for a full 
history of many branches of the family, will be glad to receive any aud 
all corrections and aildition-"., aud iuformation of every character touching 
the descendants of Thomas the glover of Newbury, or touching any oi the 
name in England or America. . , , 



LETTER OF THE SECRET CO:\i:\IITTEE OF CONGRESS 
TO SILAS DEANE IN FRANCE, AUGUST 7, 177G. 

CominuTiicated by John S. H. Fogg, M.D., of South Boston. 

IN the " Centenary Number " of the Register, among other letters 
furnished by me was one from Silas Deane to Count Do Vcrgor.- 
KC8, alluding to a letter of the 7th of August preceding, that he had 
received from Congress. In his letter to the French statesm.nn. lie 
quotes from this letter he had received from Congress, a pui-agraidi 
rel.ative to Independence, and to the number of men the C()!<;nic3 
then htid in the field. Sir.ce the publication of the letter of Sil^iS 
peane, that of the Secret Committee of Congress to him has com:c 
into my hands. Hud I received it in season it" would have been ia- 
U-rpsting to have had them iu eequence in the July number. I srcnd 
it now fur publication. 



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100 Secret Committee to Silas Deane. [Jan. 

Philadelphia August 7"^, 177G. 
Dear Sir 

The Ahove is a Copy of our last, which went by the Dispatch 
Cajttain Parker. 

The Congress have since taken into consideration the hrads of a Treaty 
to be proposed to France, but as they are not yet concluded ujion, we can- 
not say more of them j^er this conveyance. 

You will see by the Newspapers which Accompany this, that the expedi- 
tion against South Carolina is foiled by the gallant resistajice made there. 
The Enemy, much diminished by Sickness, it is thouglit will attempt nothing 
farther in those parts. The people of North Carolina, "Who at first had 
taken up their iJridges, and broken the Roads, to prevent the Enemy's 
penetrating their Country : have since, being ready to receive him, repaii'ed 
the Poads and Bridges, and Wish him to Attempt making use of them. 

Gen: Howe is posted now on Staten Island near New York, with the 
Troops he Carried to Halifax when he was driven out of Boston. Lord 
Howe is also arrived there with some reinforcements, and more are ex- 
pected, as the great push seems intended to be Made in that Pronnce. 
Gen. Washington's Army is in possession of the Town, about which -Many 
entrenchments are thrown up, so as to give an opportunity of disputing the 
possession with G: Howe, if he should attempt it, and of making it cost 
him something : but it is not so regularly fortiflt^d as to Stand a Siege. We 
have also a flyir.g Camp in the Jerseys, to harass the Enemy if he should 
attempt to penetrate thro' that Province to Philad''. 

In the ditierent Colonies we have now near 80.000 Men in the pay of 
the Congress. The Declaration of Independence Meets with universal ap- 
probation, and the people everywhere Seem more animated by it in defence 
of their Coimtry. Most of our Frigates are Launched in the ditierent 
Provinces, and are fitting for Sea with all the expedition in our power. 
They are fine Ships, and will be capable of good service. Our small Pri- 
vateers and Continental arm'd Vessels have Already had great success as 
the papers vrill shew you: and by abstaining from Trade ourselves while 
we distress that of our enemy's, we expect to Make their Men of war weary 
of their unprofitable and hopeless Cruises, and their Merchants Sick of a 
Contest in which so much is Risk'd and Nothing gained. The forming a 
Navy is a very capital object with us, And the Marine Committee is ordered 
to bring in a Plan for increasing it very considerably. The Armed Boats 
for the defence of our Rivers and Bays grow IMore and More in repute. 
They Venture to attack large Men of War, and are very troublesome to 
them. The papers will give you Several instances of their success. 

We hope that by this time you are at Paris, and that Mr Morris has 
joined you, whom we recommend to you Warmly, and desire you May 
Mutually co-operate in the Public Service. 

With great esteem We are 
Dear Sir 
i'-i Your Very hble. Servants. 

B. FRAXKLI>r 

Benj Harrison 
Rob'. Morris. 

[Endorsed, in handwriting of Silas Deane, "Letter from Secret Com- 
mittee | August 7 ''^ 1776."] 



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1877.] Descendants of John Alger of Boston. 101 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHN ALGER OF BOSTON. 

By Akthlt. M. Ai.oeu, Esq., of Taunton, Mass. 

Joiin' Algf.r, a blacksmith, was livin^f in Boston at lea'^t as early aa 
1G79. He rvas twice married. His fir^t wife was Hamiali, daui^'hter of 
Alexander Baker; his second, Sarah, dauc:hter of Humiihrey ^Ivlam. In 
1698, he sold his estate in Boston for £220, and removed to Bristol. By 
his first wife he had cue child, viz. : — 

2. i. John, b. Aug." 13, 1679 ; m. Joanna King. 
Children by second wife : — 

ii_. Sauuel, b. April 8, 16S2 ; d. young. 

iii. Sahl'll, b. Sept. 23, I6S1 ; d. young. ■ 

. iv. H.vNNAK, b. July 4, 1685 ; d. young. ' • 

,, V. Mary, b. April 19, 16S8. , . 

■ti. JIan-n-.m:, b. "O'.-f. 10, 1690. 

vii. .Elizabeth, b. Feb. 4, 1691. 

2. JonN= Ar.GER (John'), a blacksmith, m. at Taunton, April 9, 1702, 
Joanna, daughter of Thomas King, of Dighton. In 1720, he sold his estate 
in Dighton to Nathaniel Fisher for £210, and removed to Swausey, where 
he d. hi 1750. Children: — 

i. JojnuA, a blacksmith. 

3. ii. Preserved; m. Martha Pafeny. . • 

4. iii. John- ; in. 1st, Martha ; 2d, Abigail Henderson. 

iv. Mary; m. Annariah Gifibrd. 

V. Joaxxa; m. John Eray ley. 

vi. Amity; m. Abel Sebe. •, <. ' ; : ._ 

vii_. Mallison ; m. Benjamin Buttcrwortb. 

viii. Hannah. ' 

3. Pi ESERVKD= Ar.GKR (.Mn," John'), a shipwright, m. lilartha Pafcny, 
of Swansey. In 1742. he purchased an estate in Eehoboth for £550, and 
removed thither from Swansey. Children : — 

i. JosiAH, b. April 13, 1731. The name of one Josiah Al:rer appears on 
the roll of a company, composed of the alarm lists of New Provi- 
dence, Laiiesboro', East Hoosac and Gageboro', commanded by Col. 
Staflljrd, which marched to and fought in the battle of Benninf'tun. 

u. Jonathan, b. June 19, 1733. Probably the father of Jonathan ""Alger 
who was b. at Providence, R. I., Sept. 21, 1755, and was living in 
Piehoboth at the time of the revolutionary war, in which he served 
as a private and as a sergeant. He m. Doily Carpenter, of Rehoboth, 
and went to Warren, where he d. March 5, 18.37. He had : Henrietta, 
living unmarried. 1874 ; a daugnter, m. a Martin, of Bi^rrin-tun ; a 
da^ughter, m. a Bowen, of Hartford ; a daughter, m. an Allen, uf 
Wan-en; a daughter, m. a Hale, of Warren; a »>n loHt at s.-a ; 
Jonathan, b. June I, 17y4, m. Martha Lindsey, and lived ac Biu-t/ji, 
where he d. Feb. 24. 1670. 

iii. Preserved, b. April 25, 1735. A Preserved Alger lived at Warren f -r 
many years. He had, in^er altos, a daughter who ai. a ,M;ixv, ell; 
one who m. a Boynton ; and one who m". a Walker. A I'n-'^ervel 
Alger served as a orivate and sergeant in the revolutionary war. 

IV. Martha, b. i!darch 20, 1737. 

V. Benjamin, b. July 1. 1739. A Benjamin Alger was captain of the 

sloop Hope, bound for Grenada, which was taken on the voyage, tr.d 
earned into Antigua, I7dO. 



102 Abstracts of the Earliest Wills in Snffolh. [Jan. 

vi. CiiLOE, b. Feb. 9, 17 1 1-2. 
Tii. Benajah, b. Aiiv. 5, 1711. 
viii. Jo.snuA, b. Jan. ;U, 1717-8. 

4. Jonx^' Alger {John,* John''), a blacksmith, living in tliat part of 

Kehoboth known as Se-^uuhunk Cove; m. 1st, IMartha ; 2cl, Abin^aU 

Henderson, Feb. 8, 17o9. He was in the Frcudi and Indian war 1755. 
He d. July 7, 1755, his wife surviving him. Children : — , 

i. Betuana, b. May 2, 1742. 
5. ii. JAjtfKS, b. May 2t>, 1715 ; m. Mary Parker. 
iii. FRE?:LoyE, b. April 24, 1718. 

iv. John ; m. Elizabeih, daughter of Samuel Humes, of Douu;las, and re- 
moved to Oxford, where he was living iu 1779. lie was a black- 
smith. 
V. Abigail ; la. Nathan Daggett. 

5. Jamf.3* Alger (/o//7^,=' Jolui,' John^), of Rehoboth, a_ blacksmith, 
m. Mary Parker, June 5, 17G5. He was a private in Capt. Bishop's com- 
pany which marched from Rehoboth to Lexington on the 19th of April, 
1775, and was iu service a number of times during the war. He was living 
at Wrontham ncai- tho dose of the war. From there ho went, perhaps, to 
Khode Island. Children :— 

i. James, b. Jan. 17, 1769. He was the father of James Al^er, "rho was 
bom at Gloucester, R. I., and settled in Oxford, Mass., where he d, 
before 18.32, leavini; widow Surah, and the foUowir.r: cliildien : 
Prt-serrcrf, of Cranston, R. I. ; Smith; Lemuel; M^ma.i; S'rphen, 
all of Millbury; Sibil; Dorcas, m. Steyihen Tourtellot, of \v ard ; 
Fredocc, m. Olney E.^ten, of Webster; Sarah, m. :\Ierritt Uolorook, 
ofWindham, Conn. ; Hanmh, m. Tainter, of Millbury. 

ii. John, b. March 13, 1771. 

iii. Richard, b. April 17, 1773. , -,' ; . '- 

iv. Joshua, b. July 5, 1775. 

On the Swansey records is this entry : " Joseph Alger and Hannah Pool, 
both of Swansey, were married September the 17th, 1753 by rae Russell 
Mason, Elder of a Church of Christ in Swansey." It is possible that Joseph 
is a clerical error for Josiah (son of Preserved [3]). 

In the revolutionnry war rolls at tlie State House is this item : ** Nicholas 
Alger, of Rehoboth, private in the 1st Company, 1st Regiment; age 2o; 
height 5 ; 9 ; complection light ; eyes dark ; hair brown." 



ABSTRACTS OF THE EARLIEST WILLS ON RECORD, OR 

ON THE FILES IN THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, 

MASSACHUSETTS. 

Prepared hj William B. Teask, Esq., of Boston. 

[Coatinued from vol. xxx. p. 43-4.1 

Jonx Avery. — Bond of William Follett of Oyster River on Pi[scattoway] 
to Edward Rawsnn, 19 Sept. 1051, to Administer on the estate of John 
Avery, deceased, in behalf e of Laur[euce Avery, his brother] ; witnessed by 
Rachel Awbrey, margaret Rawson. See Administration, Register, viii. 
854. ' (File, -No. 151.) 

Arthuk Gill. — I, John Sweete, of Boston, acknowledge myself Indebted 
to Edward Rawson Recorder for the County of Suliolke in New England, 
some, 180^'". Jan. IG, 1654. 



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1877.] Abstracts of the Earliest Wills in Suffolh. 103 

Tlie above boundon John Sweote sli:ill Administer to the estate of Arthur 
Gill, in I'ohnlfe of y' childrcu of y" snid Arthur & paymont of his Just 
debts, a:id from tin^c to tinie shall give a, Just aud true Accompt thereof to 
the Coiuity Court of Ijoston, etc. 

Teste. John Gill Jn° -p oU'eete 

William Awbrey 
y= bond was Cancelled by order of Court, March 28, 1G5G. E. R. R. 
(See abstract of the inventory, Rkgistkk, viii. 3.jG.) (File, No. 152.) 

Robert Sharp. — I, John Sharp, soune of the late Robert Sharp, of 
muddy Riuer, in the p''ecints of Bostou, bound to Edward Kawson, some 5G 
pounds; for the payment whereof I bind myself, w''' my now dwelling house 
& land formerly y*^ dwelling house & laud of my late fiither, in the some of 
one hundred and twenty pounds. Aprill 25, 1CG5. 

11 the above John Sharp })ay vnto Abi;:!;ai]e & Idary Sharpe, Ids two sisters, 
the same of 23 pounds apeece, as they shall attaine their seuerall ages as 
the Law prescribes, & also pay &c sattisfy unto them or their guardians 
yearely duringe their minority the some of 50 shillings a peece. then this 
obligation to be voyd, etc. John Sharp. 

In p''c-ence of vs See inventoiy of the estate of Robert Sharp; 

Richard Peacocke petition of his relict and administratrix, Abigail 

Paul Batt Clapp, who subsequently became the second 

wife of Nicholas Clapp, of Dorchester, etc. 
See Register, viii. 270; x. 84. (File, No. 153.) 

Ellixor Truslfr.' — Salem dated Ib^"^ february 1G5-1. 1, Ellinor Trus- 
ler, being vnpou my sick bed, but of perfect memory, appoint my sonns 
Henry & Nicholas Joynt Executo''s of this my last will & testament. I 
bequeath my Farme to my sonns Henry & Nicholas, with the houseiug; my 
tenn acre Lett in the North feild to llenry. IMy house & ground at the 
towne to my son Edward. My househould goods I bequeath in this^manner: 
One bead to Henry, and the other to Nicholas, the sad Collored cloake to 
Edward &, the other Cloake to Henry, the old brass pott, the least of the 
brass pans, two deep pewter platters, one broad one, a Cou.rled, a blanket, 
with one p'' of sheetes to my son Edward ; my "Wascote, Safegai'd & Goune 
to goe together, my best pettecoate, with the rest of my wearing Cioathes 
to goe together, Sc my daughters to have them ; the rest of my wearing linen 
to my two daughters, v.'^c the other linnen to the executo". To John Phelps, 
my Grand Child, two oxen &, cheyne, wdth one ewe. To my Grand daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth, one ewe. The other two ewes to Nicholas his two children. 
To my Grand children Samuell &. Edward, I giue either of them a yearling 
Calfe. The rest of my goods & cattell to be left with my execute" to pay 
my debts, & the legacy bequeathed by my late husband to bis daughter ia 
England, to witt the summe of ten pounds. 

The markp of 

Robert Moulton' Seny'' Ellin'Or -f- Tkcsler 

George Gardner' 

* Xliomas Tresler or Trnsler, Salem, was admitted to the church Dec. 15, 1639, freeman 
Dec. "27, 1G42, d. March 5, 16-51. His wife was Elinor, and he had a daughter who married 
Henry Pliclps. He was clerk in looO of the niario-t. — See Saraqe's Dictionary, 

^ lioliert .iloulron came to t>aiem witli Hi-:t,'in-;on ; was oie of the fir.-t selectmen in 
Ch.irie^town whiciier he reniijvcd; ■v\a.s al.-o a rerire.-ientativc tn^in C. to the first court in 
1634, and for Salem, to which place he had removed in 16o7. In the latter year his name 
is focnd amcni,' those who were disarmed as adherents au>! friends of John Wnetlwright. 
He left a .son Robert who v.^as a witness --vich lii3 fitlier r,o the above will of Mrs. Trusler. 

^ In l'j-58, Eiizubtim, the wife of Gecrge Gardner of Salem, was indicted for favorinjj the 
quakers. 



104 Ahslracls of the Earliest Wills in Suffolk. [Jan. 

Itol)i;rt Moultoa Juuy' test. 

Tlii-J ia :i (.rue copy cuiuparcd wiih its orighiall, taken out of the Recoriis 
of Salem Court, p' mo, IIilliaiu) Vkukn Cleric. 

(File, No. 154.) 

I 

RynFCC.v TTf.dr. — Peter Oliuer, Thomas Luttolph and Godfrj Armitaj^o, 
of Uoitou, bound in the noww. of ISO pounds to giue a true Accompt of the 
estate of Kelieckha Webb deceased, by hir late will and Approbation of the 
County Court of Ijoston comitted to theire hands, as in tlie Inventory given 
Into llie s"^ County Court Appeares. Signed I'eter Olliuer, Thomas LJut- 
tolph, Godfrey "'^•^'^ Armitage. In p''senco of John King.^ley, AVilliam 
Awbrey. (File, Ko. Lj-j.) 

See "Will and Inventory of llebecca Webb, Register, v. Su.J; viii. So^- 

Georgk Bcrpen'.' — [Memorandum on the back of the original vnll.] 
Bought of ^NP Foster a chist of Seuger containeing 

6 hundereth 19.10 

Boui.dit of William of the Wist Einges one hogiied 

contaneing oOO 15.00 

l-.ou2ht of ^A'illiara a small nashe of sueger 4.17 

bought of M^ Hahones 2 hoghedes 25.17 

bought of AVilliam Stranges* 5 hoghedes of Tobaccoe 
Bought of George ilaning fore hoghedes 

of suger and a berell giner Go. 06 

(File, No. 157.) 

Wii.lia:m Stetexs.^ — Bond of Thomas Bligh,* of Boston, to Edward 
Rawson ; sum twelve pounds, to administer on the estate of Wm. Stevens. 
July 24, 1G57. 
In the presence of Thomas Blioh. 

Moses Noyes,* Margarett Eawson. (File, No. 150.) 

See Register, ix. 229. 

JoHX Gore, of Koxbury. — Bond of John Gore, Samuel Scarborough, 
and Richard Hall," all of Roxbury unto William Stougliton Esq. sum Two 
hundred & Fifty pounds, Oct. 2G, 1693, to Administer on the goods dec. of 
John Gore Gent, left unadmiuistered by Rhoda his Relict and sole Execu- 
trix, and make a true inventory, on or before Oct. 26, 1694. John Gore. 
Samuell Scarbrough, Richard Hall. In presence of Is" Addington, Reg', 
Edward Turfrey. (File, No. 162.) 

Abstract of Will of John Gore, Register, viii. '2'd'2. 

» George Burden '"itme in the Abigail, in 1635, a:ied 20 years, adrairtod tc the church in 
1637, niaile froeman in May; \va.s di-.innud in Noveinhei'. Tlie niaidi.n name of Lis wife 
Ann m.iy have licen Soufib'j, or Silsiiee, as he mentiijns •' my fatlicr Houhby " in his will. 
There i> an inrlniation tliat lie was aljoiit to vi.^it England, when his >vii! wa^ Signed in 
OL'tolifcr, 16 :i2, as he says — '• if uiy wife & children Stay in England, luu 'f wye lletiime lo 
New England," \c. This document was proved in boston le-s than Mve years at"terwara£, 
namely, in Ajiri!, 1Cj7. Set- abstract of it, KEra^Tr.u, viii. 277. 

* Not nsentioned hy Savage, uult-iss William Strunguage or SCrangeways of Boston, 1651, 
a mariner, be the man. 

3 Who w:u- this William Stevens ? 

* Was this the Thomas l;ligh, of Boston, meiuioned by Ilntchinson, and Haz;ird, w^ho 
served in the expedition under Willard in Irioi, for bringing Ninicrait to sabmissiou ? 

* Moses Noyes, who was he ? 

« Probably son of Richard, of Dorchester. 



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1877.] Abstracts of tie Earliest Wills in Suffolk. 105 

Ror.ERT Kf.ayni:.^— Jan. 20, 1C83-4. retitiou of Cap'. Nicholas Paigo 
of IJd'^toD & Anna liis \\\it\ GraiKlnar^litor & sole heir viito Cap'. Robert 
Kea3'tio, soinc tiiues of lloston, Decease<l. Hiunl)ly shcweth, Tliat ^Vlle^ag 
tlie s" Cap' Keayiie by his Last Will & Testament, in writing, oiduined bis 
only son, IMaj' l^cnj. Keaync his sole Executor of his s^* "Will, who deceased 
})ff()re the s*^ Testator, A: farther the s'' Ca[)' Keayiie prouidud by his s'-^ 
Will, in such Case, that his Relict should be Executrix only dureing her 
Widdowhod, who is also some times since deceased, soe that there is Noe 
other })'son3 now Liueing that of Right ought to udminester vpou the Estate 
& fultill the will of the s"* Testator more then your Pettioners. Humbly pray 
that Administration may be granted to y' Petitioners to Administer ou the 
Estate of the s'^ Cap' Robert Keayne, &c. Nicao : Paigc, Anna Paigk. 

Administration granted. Is' Aduington' CI'*. 

Bond of Nicholas Paige, of Boston, and Anna his wife, unto 3P John 
Hubbard of Boston, Treasurer, in the sume of one thousand pounds. 
Feb. 9, 1683. Nicho: Paige, Anna Paige. In the presence of John 
Joylifte, Joiiali Torrey, Is^ Addington Clre. (File, IS'o. 171.) 

Rice Davts. — Leainard Wheatleigh* m[aister ] therein and wlie.a 

Rico DaufS L'ied atlurmi.th, that the sayd Rice ou his death bfjd, gaue him 
the clotheo he had with him, and all estate besides (^he being buried decently), 
he gaue to ]NP Euan Thomas and William Tilly, ioyntly, he also athrmeth, 
that Rice being at the same time demaunded of him what he did owe to any, 
Rice affirnicd that he owed nothing to any man, except a small matter, to 
the aforesoyd ]\P Thomas. Farther he atih-mech, that he found his estate as 
is specified and not more to his remembrance. 

Item, 1 barrell of tobacco and a littell p'cell of leafe. 
" in wages du to him. £10. lOsh. 

Farther he afilrmeth, that he hath disbursed in goods to him and on his 
burial fine pound ten and 8s. 

There is more, an old chest, two small pap' bookes, a broken Jacob stalle, 
and a sc le. There was moreouer a remainder of a debt due to Rice from 
sergeant Daniel, w"*^ was also expended vppon his buriall, besides the 
£5. 10s. 8d. 

Taken vpon oath 3. 2. IGoS. before me, 
Ri. Bellingha:m Dep' Gov'. 

Power of administration granted to Evan Thomas and William Tilly, 
Ap' l^', 1G58. The conditions attending ihe administration of the estate of 
Rice Davis, was signed by Evan Thomas and William Tilly of Boston, 
April 13, 1658, in presence of Beniamen Brisco, Elkanah Cooke, Evan 
Thomas & William TQly depo^-ed before Ri. Bellingham Dep' Gov^ 22 of 
Aprill 1658. (File, No. 181.) 

Richard Hardikr. — Bond of Elizabeth Hardier, of Braintry, v,-iddow, 
& Martin Saunder's, of Brainfy, yeoman, bound in the sum of cO pounds 

' A brief abstract of the lerirthv "Will of Capt. Robert Keavne mar be found in 

jlKGiHTEK, vi. 89, 1.52. This will.Vrltten with his own hand, begun hy him AuglI^t the 

'■"^ I'^o'.l, \v.%5 finished, us he ^^.^-^, Nov. loth, with an adJ^tiun, Dec. 1-5, iro.3. It was 

{"■"''■'■•J ^^'v 2, 1636. Th.- Oii-ia.il will, wliich occui^ics 1<36 pa-cs luUo, vul. i. Suffjlk 

j'*7. ' ''' ^^"5 most cniioas document we ever saw. 

Neiilirj Davis nor Wheatleish mentioned by Savage. See abstract of tho "Will of 
•••'^"* Mcare, REG'.iiTEP., viii. 3o3, and inveatoiy of llice Davis, ix. G44. 
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106 Abstracts of the Earliest Wills ia Suffolk. [Jan. 

to Ed'.vard llawson. Kec-.rder to tl.e County of Sunolkf, to performe the 
will of l.ii- hi\'i huobuiul, Kk'.li;ira ILirdicr, :i'-corcliiig to huvc. 

Elizab.tr-f'lianlitT, Martin San.l>;r?. In presence of Richard Peacocke, 
Caleb Peacocke, September 21, KjGS. 

The names of KichavJ Ikackett & William Allis (which ^ do not appear 
on the record) are signed to the inventory, dated i'j. 2. lGo7. [See 
abstract of the will of Richard Ilar.li-r. Ri-oistkr, yni. oo2. J^Iartia 
Saunders, above, married bis daughter, Lydia, April 1, IGol.] 

(File, No. 183.) 

John Qor.r.xs? — "Whereas there appears sundry difficulties in reference 
to y-^- Execuccou of the last Will and Testara' of ^P John Cog^jau, 
deceased, and two of t'= Executors therein nominated disclaiineing the prov- 
ing thereof, so y' it now resteth wholly vpon M" Coggan hi-, lelict w'idow & 
Exccutrii to viidertake a buissines of so troid)lesonie a nature as y* Execaccon 
thereof is likely to prove, or otherwise the will of tiie deceased must be 
wholly frustrate; for the p^-eution whereof, the Overseers of the said >yill 
takeing the matter iu to 'their Serious Cousideraccou, together with seu'all 
Queries propounded bv tlie widow & her freinds to be resolved before sheo 
proceed to prove the"Will as V In case y' her sonne Caleb should dep't 
this life before he attaineth vnto the age of 21 years. Whether shee, as 
Executrix to her Husbands Will, or otb.erwise, shalbe liable to give any 
ace" of the p'flts & revcnews of the porccon & estate bequeadied \-nto the 
said Caleb by the said Will, sh^.e haveing liad his sole Educaccon & dearly 
discharged the same. 

The overseers do Judge meet, as their llriall conclusion thereof, to resold o 
this question on the Negative. 

Also, whereas vpon p'^seut veiw of the estate, compared w'-^ knowne debts 
& legacies to be sattisfied acccording to the mind of the deceased, there doth 
not appear where there wilbe anything left for the discharge of the said 
Caleb's Educaecion for four or five of the tirst years at least, and if more 
debts should happen to ajjpeare, then for a longer time. 

The 2^ Quest! is. in what T/ay the Executrix shalbe satti:.^Pied for the 
charge of her sons Educaccon. 

The overseers haveing considered the weight & difficulty of this question 
do Judge meet to resolve, that AVhether the" said Caleb Coggan shall^ live 
or dv, m case that the revenews of his estate do not fully discharge all his 
expences, that then y*^ Executrix shalbe repayd for all her paynes, care fc 
disbursem'' for his Educaccon, by sale of any of the houses to him the said 

I Jolin Coeirnn was first of Dorchester, 1632, freeman 1633. The next j^ummer, July, 
1634, his v,-ite'"Ann joined tlie churrh at Boston. "Another wite, Mary, _ 5ay3_ Savage, 
"died Jan. It. l<;-32, i>ut he soon found ccjnsola'ion in marrying 10 March t.Uowmc, nun 
Martha, widow of Gov. Winthrup, xvLo !>eiore had l-ccn widow ot Ihoinas Coytenvn-e. 
He d:cd iu 15"iS. '-Of his widow, a letter of Rev. John Davenport, printed in 3 Muss. 
Iliat. Coll., y.. 4.7, contains a .-torv of unn^nal interest." „ , . , , 

John Co--an opened the Crsr shop for inerchandi<c in Boston, of whicci ^e liave any 
account, in"le.3t, aid Sanju^l Cole the lint tavcni. John Cap-.n. ot Dorchester, .Tnly 1, 
1617,— wriiin- to ins '• f-weete-l-.art." Mr.rv Ba^s, of Bndntrec, whom lie at terwarus mar- 
ried, and from whi.m all of the name of Capen, in this count.y. probably descended,— 
mention>th;'.t " wii'ii I w.is wth you at Brantrev Sister Switt tcing at Boston wtn Mstor 
Vu.ali they hoadi ixir.L' :ir ye hatters shco .id thirdxC vpnon you lor :i hat smd Chose out 
ve comIvc,t ra<hon IrMt vi tiicv could imd : (;ivo\din,Lr fa;i:..stick lashons) i: causea ye 
man to "set it bv vntdl this fir^t day thinkini: we si-.oiihl speak w'h some ot yoirtius oay; 
Ye hat was a demeca-ter. thu pri/. was 24s v* shop 'vas y cor:;<r shoo oyer agauist M_ 
Cosgiass on ye .-i-bt hand as on ^'oe -an to 31- Cotton? house." See Ilat. Dorcnestei; page 4o. 



1877.] Abstracts of the EarlirM Wills in Saffolh. 107 

Caleb Coircan given & bequeathed by bis father be forcnamod, in c-ise y' 
other aLjrcein' be not made with y"" executrix by y* said Caleb, when ho 
shiill come of ago to receive his estate into his owne hands, or any oth^sr his 
successo's, by virtue of the said will in case of his decease, before ho arivc 
to y" age of 21 years. 

Also for p' venting of future diftereuces. the overseers do Judge meet to 
declare, that twenty pounds p' Annu. durcing the time that the said Caleb 
Coggan shalbe hroiight vp at Eiigli'^h or Gram' pchooles, and thirty pounds 
p' Annu. durcing the time tliat he shalbe at ihe Colledge, in such payments 
as is made by tlui farm or of the Houses *.^- lands, shalbe accounted a meet 
rocorapcnco to tlio Executrix, with allowance for w' sliee shall lay out for 
his bookes, & Extreonluary Expences for phisicke etc. «Jc allowance for 
forbearance of her e.ftate. 

provi<led alwayes in case of his decease before he come of age. the said 
Executrix shall not be accountable for any of tiie revencws of his e.-tate 
except in case of Ik.t owne demands for nou sati>.faccon of her exper.ces for 
y*^ said Caleb Coggan. JOHX Nouton. 

Thomas D.vNiOraii. 

]\P Thomas Danforth Appeared in the County Court. 3'^ August 1(.''8, ^ 
declared this paper to be the declaration of 3r Xortoa & himself m Refer- 
ence to the Tnterp'tacou of so much of M' Cogans will as it refers unto, & 
y* he signed y* same. Edw. Kawsox Kecorder. 

Att a meeting of the magists. 24'^ of October IfiGO, present dep' Gov' 
maje' Athei'ton & Recorder. The magists. having binn Informed of I'll" 
Coggau, y* Relict of y"" late IsV John Coggan, sudaine death, y' not w'^out 
snspition of poison. Ordered y' y' Recorde" Issue out warrant to y*" Cur.sta- 
bles of Boston, to suraon & Impanell a Jury of Inquest for the Inquiry how 
shee Came to hir end. And also Judged it meete for y* preservation of y* 
estate left by hir behind hir y' it may not be Imbezled but preserved), to 
Appoint Ek? James Penne & Deacon Richard Truesdall, Adminisirato's to 
the estate of y" late M" jMartha Coggan, Impow ring them forthwith to take 
into theire Cuttody the keyes plate, &c. of y* s'^ M ' Coggan & secure y' 
same, taking a true luveniory of that estate, &. bringing it into y'' next 
County Court, & Providing for hir decent Interment. e. R. k. 

Joseph Rocke,* of Boston, bound in the some of 400 pounds to Edward 
Rav/son Recorder, Feb. 24, 1GG2, to administer on the estate of the late 
John Coggan «& Martha his wife. Signed, Joseph Rock, in the presence of 



his marke 



Samuel S Sendall, John Ferniside. 1 (File, No. 185.) 

Abstract of the Will of John Cogan or Coggan, inventory, settlement of 
his estate & that of his widow Martha, Register, ix. 33; x. 175. 

JoHX Franckltn. — Jonathan Negus," of Boston, bound, Aug. ~0, 
l'''5S, to Administer on tiie estate of Jn" Francklyn, deceased. ^Signed. 
Jonathan Negus. Witnessed by Heury "VV'ebb cb Ed. Hutchins-jn J^"- _ '^'-''^ . 
his inventory^ Register, ix. 344. (File, Nu. IrtT.j 

' Jo.-jf>ph Rook married Elizabeth. Jaiiirh'-er of John Co:.-'r.in. .. 

Jor.ithan Negus was a fairlifiil ck'rk. of the writs in ISo-ton. 1-351, & anor; liau wi.e 
^4nc, His sistjr, Grace, married Barnabas Fawer, of Dureiiesccr. 



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108 Boston Innholders and lietailers of Spirits — 1714. [Jan. 



LIST OF DsXnOLDEKS AXD RETAILERS OF SPIPJTS 
IN liOSTOX, 1714. 

Communicated by Jkuemiah Colbl'uv, A.M., of Boitoa. 

THE following document, which is printed from the original in my 
possession, gives un idea of the extent of liquor scaling in lj(jston 
at the beginning of the hist century. At the date of tliis document, 
the population of Boston was not far from ten thousand. 

Anno 1714. 

The Names of the Inbolders or Taverners and of the Retailers without 

Doors in Boston viz'. 



Inholders. 

Danlf-l Allen 
Sarah Battersby 
]\rar;, BiiU 
Kicholas Cock 
David Copp 
Jeremiah Gushing 
Mildred Dorrell 
Thomas Gilbert 
Francis Holmes 
Sarah Hunt 
Margaret Johnson 
Hannah Kent 
John Laagdon 
Mary Mausfeild 
Samuel Meares 
Acne Moor 
Stephen Xorth 
Thomas Phdlips 
Thomas Powell 
Richard Pullen 
John Rowlestone 
Thomas Selby 
William Skinner 
Mary Smith 
Wdliam Sutton 
Mary Thwing 
Savah Turell 
Samuel Tyley 
John Vial 
Jonathan Wardwel 
Rebecca Watts 
Thomas Webber 

Comoii Tlctualers. 
Thomas Lloyd 



James Smith 
Hannah Wade 
Benj^ Johns 

lietailers. 

Nathaniel Balstone 
Phillip Bongarden 
Aime Breck 
John Buchannan 
Mary Chandler 
Ezekiel Cravath 
Sarah Cross 
Mary Dafforne 
Benjamin Dyer 
William Everton 
Mary ffl.' at 
Rebecca ftowle 
Martha Gwinn 
Samuel Haugh 
Dorothy Hawkins 
Henry Hill 
Joseph Hiller 
Anne Leblond 
Deborah Man 
Elizabeth Meares 
Alexander MUler 
Mary IMould 
John Nichols 
Edward Oakes 
Thomas Peirson 
James Peirson 
Thomas Phillips 
John Royner 
Fortune Rdlduck 
Margrett Richardson 
Thomas Savase 



1877.] 



2Totes and Queries. 



101 



Joanna Stone 

Gregory Sugar 
Miucy Tuy 
Zechaiiah Tliayer 
Saniuel Turrill 
Faitli Waldo 
John Wass 
Sussaniia ^\ ilkias 



.Afary Wilhu-a 
JuDat.baQ Williams 

Coffee liouscheiphrs. 

Robert Guttridge 
Daniel Stevens 

James I'itson lietnilur of Cijde.r. 
Exam''. 41' John Ballanti-vc Cler. 



NOTES AND QUERIES. 

Who SIGV4LI.ED Paul Revere? {ante xxx. 4r)8).— In the last numher of the 
Register -vve reterreJ to an article in the Bosto^i D>nhj AnctrUsur on this su :).;0t. 
We now i^ive an abstract ^i it. In this article the Rev. -Jolin Lee U atson D.iJ., 

p-'lae.-^ c--i;lc;i-e to sll0^v invx Ciipt. John Pullinii;, a vestrynian ot Chribt Lhuici, 
and not Rob.rt Newman, ttie sextan, hung out the t<igual lights for Paul Revere oti 

the evening of .April 18, 1775. ^ , . ^„ , . -i ,o .a-- t' 

At the c^nUeniiial celebration of thi^ event in Christ Church, Aonl H, Ib/D. tn-j 
rector of that church, the Rev. Henry Burruu-iis. D.l)., stated m Ins (iHcour.^e^rhat 
Mr. Newman hun- out thuse lights and S.uiiuel IL Newman, a Sonol RoKrt -New- 
man, as a part of the celebiutiou hung out siuidar lii,dits that evening, ihe W:^ . 
Dr. Burrou'dis, in replv to a letter fro-a his friend the Rev. Dr. ^\ats<)n. asking tor 
the authorit'\- for his statement, wrute that he liad '^received his infu-mation iroai 
iMr. S. il. Newman SDiiuf the sexton," whose story wns supported hy the reiiief_L- 
bninces of: 1st, an eMerlv woman, " Mrs. Sally Chittenden, now 90 years^ of ;'g.--, 
who is the irranddauirhter of John Newman, brother of Robert; " 2d, " ot -j.^^hua 
B. Fowle, livin"- at LexiuiTton. who knew Paul Revere, who often came with ttie 
other patriots o1 hh^ time to his father's house. It was the common tals_ an-.nng 
them tliat R.obert Newman put up the lanterns ; " 3d. " >\ lUiam Green, wno liv.j.s 
at the North End, is the o;raudson of Capt. Thomas Barnard. His sister 84 years 
old remembers Robert Newman." " All these say that it was tlie universj-hy re- 
c>-ived opinion tiiat Robert Newman displayed the signal 1 ghts." Dr. burrou-MS 
a Inj write--: that "the sexton vras arrested, but nothing; i.as proved against Inm. 
Alter civing tise signal, he made his way out of the back-window ot the churcti anu 
was found in bed." <( «rk 

We have space to give but a small portion of Dr. Watson's argument. >> ncn 
it was discovered," says he, " bv the British authorities that the si-nals had been 
made from Christ Church, " a search was immediately set on foot tjr the re!)el wimj 
made them.' The sexton of the church was suspected and. arrested. He protested 
"ld= innocence : and, when questioned, declared that ' the keys of the church were 
deraandtii uf him. at a late hour v)f the ni2;ht, by Mr. Pulling, who. hein^r a vt-trj- 
uian, he thourrht had a right to them ; and after he had given them up he hai. - "« 
to bed a-Min, and that was all he knew about it.' This was sufficient to procure ins 
rel.'ase,'!ipd turn the search towards .Mr. Pullin-." The latter escaped ni di.gui-c 
t'.Nantasket, where he resided till the evacuation. On his return to B.jst.-n wu 
found his dwellinL'--liouse and stores so injured tliat at the end of the w:i_r bis jtm;'-'''/ 
was a'l (n,ne. H^'died soon after. Dr. Watson obtained the facts, rei:ued f, una, 
I'.'-incipaUy from the Utters of a granddau'ihter of Capt. Pulling. He adds iii> o|* ii 
t--siiiu.jny to this. " I distinctlv remember," he says. " hearing my mot.iei ..U'i -ay 
autit— buth of them sifters of Mrs. Annis Palling— relating the story in our '•»";."-•. 
tt.id saylnu' they considered ' his showing the signals on that night at '•h'M'*;':""* •'• 
life, as one of the mo-t darinir deeds of the Revolution.' " That Jolin 1 uiii.v_ \.-is 
" I'atri.-t is abundantly pvoved. He is mentioned in contemporary reco.*.-. I'l/./e 

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hung the lignt,? in the stcepio of the Old North Church to give the alara to the 
country people." 

Paul Kovere in his narrative states that he desired " a friond " to niaiie the sig- 
nals, r.nd t'lat they were to he displayed from the " north church ptc-eplc." From 
the fact that tlie Sicord Church hi H^ it-ton was unually termed the " North Church," 
and its ediilco was known as the " Old North," wdicreas '* Christ Church " wa^ 
known by its proper appellation, many pernons Iiavc contended, that it was from 
the belfry of the Second Church and not from the i^tet'iile of Christ Church that the 
lanterns were hung. We have received a letter from Dr. Watson in v.'hich he gives 
strong reasons in fa\or of the latter .steeple. Its po.sitiou was such that a li^dit th-^re 
could be more plainly seen from Cliarle>town, and would be le.s.^ likely to be detected 
by the liritish. Dr. ^Vat.son contends that the term " church," nieaning an edilice 
for pul.'lic worship, was only applied to buildings used l)y the episcopalians, the 
cor.gi'cgationalist.-i calling their CiUHces " nieetinL;;-h(nises," ihoagh they called tlicir 
corporations "churches." He fortilles his position with numerous instances where 
these terms were thus applied. 

Since the above was written, George Mountfort, Etjq., a native of the north end of 
Boston, ad were also his parents, informs us that, in his youth, he frequently conver.-cd 
with aged people who were familiar with the Hubjt-et; and without an exception 
they told him t!i,^t the lights were displayed from the spire of Christ Church in 
iSalem ."rftrert, often called the north churcii. iie considers it prepi:-sterou6 t-) sup- 
pose that they vrere hung frum the low beii'ry of the Old North Meeting House. He 
Laa always heard tliat the lanterns were hung out by Robert Newman ; in laot, he 
never heaal Cupt. Pulling's name mentioned in connection with this affair tdi cerevid 
I)r. \Vat.S'n's article in the Adccrliser. We undei-stand that a competent jArson i.s 
investigating tliid affair, and when the result i.s published we may recur to the cub- 
ject. — to. 

Saltonstall. — I would like to point out an omission in Phippen's Saltonstall 
Pedigree, which I have never seen noticed, namely, the absence of the name ot 
Martha, tister of Sir Richard Saltonstall, the Patentee. She married Dr. John 
Clarke, of Newbury, as is stated in Savage. v(il. i. p. 39.5. In Bond's "Wotartown, 
under the article Saltonstall, it is statedlhat this Martha was probably sister of one 
■of Sir Richard's wives, but that she was his own sister seems to be proved by rbe 
following. My family are in possession of two panels which came from the Clnrkc 
house at the north end which is mentioned in Nason's " Boston in Colonial 
Times," page 73. William Clarke, the builder and owner of the house, was the 
grandson of^Dr. John Clarke. On one of the panels i.s painted the coat-of-arms of 
Clarke, oa the other that of the Saltonstalls. This seems to show that the families 
were related. Frederick L. Gat. 

Boston, Mass. 

[William Clarke, of Boston, in a letter written in 1731, an extract from which is 
printed in Felt's History of Ipswich, p. 311, writes: "My grandmother Clarke, 
whose maiden name v,-as Martha Saltonstall, was the only sister of Sir Richard 
Saltonstall. and was the first English virgin that landed on "the spot called Boston, 
with her brother, Richard, she being about twelve years of age." 

On submitting these facts to George I). Phippen, Esq., of Salem, the compiler of 
the Saltonstall Pedigree, he writes me under date of Oct. 26, 18TH, that he thinks 
the evidence is " quite conclusive that Martha was the sister of Sir Richard." — En j 



FcRsxss (ante xxx. p. 63). — In the January number of the Register I notice Mrs. 
Dall's contributi'jH to the history of the Furness family. 1 have a pedigree of the 
Clark fnmily of Salem, ancestors of several noted families in 3"our neighborhood, in 
which Mr. John Clark marries Anne Furness. Said Clark's daughter married 
William Fairfax, of Virginia, then (1728-33) collector of Salem, and atlerwiird- 
patron of George Wa.ihiuiton, whose nephews married two of the daughters o! 
Fairfax. My Clark pedigree, like that of the Furness family w'lich you print, !rf 
defective in d'ates, and I cannot fx certainly the date of Clark's marriage, norascertaiu 
whether the family was '■.Mi-mMioraneous with yr>ur Furnessos. 

It is perhaps hopeless to try and trace the conn.jction, if any, but if anv present 
member or descendant should communicate with you on the subject, this fact may 
be of use, and I should 'oe gh.:! of further int'ormation should any correspondent ot 
your magazine be able to furnish it. C-hakles H. Poole. 

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J\coi} Parker, of CheliosforJ, died in or before 1069, as bin widow presented an 
inventory of hi.s fstiiti-, April (>, IG'iU. lit- left widow Sarali, who m. as hLs secund 
wittf, Capt. John Wayte, of Muldcu, Aug. 1, ir.75, and died Jim. 13, 1707-8, aged 
81. Iliti childivn were : 

i. Jacob, b. about 1G:>2 ; d. in Maiden, Oct. 31, lO'Jl, aged 42. 
ii. Sarah, b. Jan. 11, or Apnl 11. IG.'>1 ; :n. as his second wife, Nathaniel Ilaward, 

of Charlestown and CheluiBlurd, .July 1, lG7ri. 
iii. TuoMAS, b. March 2?, IduG ; was of Maiden, 1713. 
iv TAbiTiiA, b. Feb. 2S, l6'j'?-iJ ; ni. Scphcn Ficree, of Chelmsford. 
v'. Kei;ecca', b. May 2'J, IGGl ; in. J<;natlian Danforth, of Dilleriea, June 27, 1683. 
vi". Benjamin, b. Aug. d, 16g:{-, m. Jan. 11, lGUi)-l, Sarali Ilaward, of Cbelinsfurd ; 

was ot Cheliuf^ford, 1713. 
vii. Racuel, b. ^larch 9, ltiGl-5; m. John Floyd, of JIalden, son of Capt. John 

Fiojd, of Faimney Mai-sh. 
viii. Mary, b. Sept. S, 1GG7 ; m. Thomas Wayte, sou of Capt. John Wayte, of 
Maiden ; siid d. Jan. 6, 1763. 
ix. EiiKNEZER, wasof CheliDsford, 1713. D. P. Cokev. 



CoLO>T,T. Constant Frf.eman.— In number three of Rev. Frederick Freeman's 
"Memoranda ia aid of a aenealogy," pnge -lOi, occurs some inforinatiun re.-pectirs 
Col. Cou-tatit Freeman, in which "the writer distrusts the report that " he was an 
oR'i.''f.r 0^* the arm-v durino; the whole of the revolutionary w.-.r."^ Mr. Freeman stems 
to have entirely il^nored, save in a foot-note reference, Drake's " Mouioriai of clie 
Society of the Citi'cinnati,"" where the whole military career of Col- Constant Free- 
man is explicitly set forth from the time he joined x\rnolJ btf..re Quebec in 1775 to 
the date of his death in lb-21 ; an;!, in consequence of w.'iich membership, his 
'nephew, Rear- Admiral Charles Henry Davis, United States Nav;/, is ac present a 

ruember of the order. . i , ,-. /-, 

On paf;-e 408 of Mr. Freeman's work as noted, it is stated that Capt. Constant 
Freeman'^s (father ot Col. Constant Freeman above) brother Xeheifiiah was in com- 
mand of Fort Independence, Boston Harbor, iu 18 12. Was ii not his son N( hemiah, 
brother of Col. Corstant? ^Ir. Freeman would make him GO years of age at the 
time of holding thi* po^t. r n i r^ in 

Capt. Constant Freeman's second wife was the widow of Col._ Palfrey as stated, 
page 369; but her daughter Susan married in 1794, and not 1741. She was bor.i 
1767. William Lf.£, 

Washington, D. C. 

Phillips and Lovering.— Can the reader? of the Register inform ire — 

1. 'Wlio were the ancestors of Nathaniel Phillips, who niarried Nancy Maverick, 
and kept un apothecary shop on the corner of Orange and >fnnet Streets in the cicy 
of Boston in the latter part of the last century? (Sumner's Hist, of E. Boston, 
page 169.) 

2. Who were the ancestors of Joseph Lovering, who married Nancy, daughter of 
the above named Nathaniel Phillips? Was this Joseph Lovering descended Irum 
either of the Loverings mentioned in the Register, vol. vi. page 178 .' 

Boston. Frederick L. Gat. 

Capt. John Talcott's Gravestone.— The following inscription was copied by me, 
Sept. 12, 1876, from a gravestone in the " old burial ground," Provincetown, Mass. : 

Here lies Interr'd the ! Remains of Capt John | Taleott of Glausenhury ] in Con- 
necticut, (Son to i Deac'n Benjamin Taloott) 1 who Died here in his | Return after 
the Victory | obtained at Cape [ ] u | Breton, A.D. 1745, | in the 41^' year of his 
Age. 

At the place indicated 'oy brackets there is a square depression in the stone ab<3ut 
two inches square and half an inch deep. ThomaS Si:yth. 

Buston, Mass. 

Jones {ante xsix. 316). — It will be seen by the following extract from the Jones 
family record that Natlianiel Jones of Ipswich was the father of Dr. Benjamin Jonea 
v.ho 111. Sarah Etidicutt : 

" Benjamin Jones son of Nath^ Jones of Ipswich was bom December 4, JTl6. & 
my De.n.r -wife Sarah Daughter ot Capt. Samuel Endicott of Danvers was born 
•Janu!U7 KM-.h ar.no 1720 ol4 style." N. J. RiSRtcs. 

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PniLUMORE. FiNNEMORE, Ftxmore, PiLMOiiE {ante v.jI.xxx. p. 467).— Your cor- 
respondent dues not seon to know of tlic feni.ixn-es oi 2>ew Jersey. Jamee toDi- 
S.^re Uuuner, uv, its he )s mure -eneniUy ailKO, Feiuniore Cooper s mother ^vtms o. 
tins mini.', ot whom Applcton's Amerinui ( •yclop;.cdui, _ 1st edition, pays : x\lrs. 
Cooper hirt mother, whom in per^o.iul aspect, as v/cil as in mental and moiv.l traits, 
Mr Co'.pcr -reatly resembled, waH the dungotcr ol Kir-hard ienimoie ot >ow 
Jcr'-^ev a fa n-Jly of Swedish descent, and ar«at personal excellenee and social d's- 
tinctioP. She too, like her hu.sband. po8-^c^s,;d reuiarkahlo energy ot character aniJ 
a cultivated and curumandinir inteilert, and is ren.emher'-d to have ht-en fond ot 
romance reading'. Her iuima::ulate liMUsekeepin.-, peisonal heiuty , and iam.ly Con- 
sequence made her to a m'mjrablo de-ree a chaier in the mflutaec ot her hus^jand, 
both in tiio household ai,d in the commani;y."' • ■ , u „i,..^,= 

or the above statement tiiat the Fenimoirs wore of bwedi^^b orij^in 1 have always 
had a =tron- d.mht, bein- lainiliar witii the sc-uealuiry of many ot the early settler-' 
of tlus noi'diborho.;d. A Richard FeniuK-ie, p)-ol>ably the pro:^enitor of tne lamdv 
in this portion of New Jersey, was a signer of - the Concess!ons_ in Ib-O. Ihough 
the si>niatures attached to this document are under tiiut aate it is beheveO, in s.^me 
instan'ees at least, that some of them were written by i;.cttlers coming into tt.e pro- 

""'^Jli^kiJ-r- JeScvmen in the Revolutionary War, Trenton, 1872 " we find, p. 
501, "Abraham FenLmore, Third Fattaiion, (Jluucester ; " also Ulonel Sumers 
battalion, State Troops, "Henry Feuimore." 

" Jamcs Fenimuro, Barlimrton.'' . 

There was cdso a Thomas Fennimore. of Burlington county, 5th September, \,,-j. 
The name is still to bt fouml in New Jersey. _ . 

Pihnore may be one of the ^ciriations of this name, as we have Pilbriek tor FtiU- 
-brick. The F:^v. Josepli Pilmore, D.D., who was a Protestant Lpiseopal cler-vman 
in Philadelphia, reet-r of Saint FuuFs church, was born in iadmouth,_ :k orksnire 
Epoland, about 1731. He died, July 21, 1825. See AUibone s /• Dictionary of 
Authors" for a farther account of him. His Journal ihero menf.one.la3 in the 
possession of John Campbell, is now in the collecti^m of ferdmand J. Dreer th« 
well-known autugraoh collecror of Philadelphia. Dr. Pilmore was a mcmbor ot tne 
St Geor-f-s Sociltv; and in their hall in Philadelphia a tine portrait ol_ him is _to_ be 
seen, taken in his clerical robes with the black gown and bands. It is a striking 
pictm-e. of a fine looking man, past middle age. ^\ illiam John i uiis. 

CamdtJi, i\eto Jtrsej. 

Andrew Alger, of Cape Porpoise, .AIf.— Concerning this person mentioned in 
the Register for July. 1875, vol. xxix. p. 272, I have found the i.>lloV7ing tacts : In 
1674 ho vas lined for shearing. At that time he was living at Cape x orpi)iso. -Mr. 
Bradhuiy states that his house stood near tfc '• cursed fruit,' an appie-tree, no. .ar 
from the site of the old meeting-house, whieu acquired that name from the extreme 
bitterness of its fruit. In 1690. on the outoreak of Indian hostilities, he reiu.jvea to 
Newbury, Mass., where in 1692 he executed a conveyance ot his estate in Cape 
Porpoise, which he had acquired partly by purchase and partly t;y grant, to Josepli 
Baylev, who s.-ttled on it in 17o0, and was killed by the Inuians in 1,23 and papers 
on tile' in the Fssex Probate OtBce set furth that Andrew Alger dieU at Newbury m 
Au-rust, 169 1. In October following the selectmen directed .James brown ana John 
Wol-th to take an inventory of his estate and make a return to the Judge ot Probate, 
" ye widow being an improvident person k likely to be chargable to ye town or 
country, for that^hey were driven from ye estate by ye enemies." 
" Joseph Bayley demands for Funerall expenses as tolloweth 

tohisColSn on S5 SS 

to digging the crave 1^2 ^'t n?^ 

for drink at hitTFunei-all ^^ 1- W 

01 03 CO" 

The estate, which consisted solely of two or three household articles, was inven- 
.toriedat£l. 12s. A. M. Alge.-.. 

Taunton, Mass. 

Ilsley.— Can any of the readers of the Register give me the^name of Cant. Isaac 
Ilsley'6 wife, and ahso tell me if there is any irenealocry of the J^lev lamdy . capt. 
Ilsley was born in Newbury in 1703, and moved to Falmouth m 1^3.?. M. V. 

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De Wor.F {ante xiv. •ir)5).— Tho followin? ilems in rc;:ard to this family aro found 
in n>u (iiriie^;t 1/iiikf' of town rconls of Lyme, Ct. 

'Iho enrlios^t l^c VVoU'r,arn..s ir..-Mtioneu are IVklinj-.nr Do W., Kwl, mnl, uiiuor 
pniiic (b-te, iviu-ani.. joined wicli the namos ot tlio tirs^t tv7o Mritthcw (Jriswolds ; and 
a JWiinuiin is meai-ioiieu in t!ie rooor'.t-j as a son ot' tliip Klward. The i>irt!i-! .,f 
eovonil children of an l^dv-xiU, probaidy the s>iia3, arc given as flJUo■.^s: b^i::i'>n, 
b. Nov. '2S. liwl ; Cliarie-., b. .Sept. 17, IGTIJ ; l.fniaLiiin, b. Dec. 'J, iO!)j. Indcr 
dates of 107;) and lfj«l, oo<;'irs th(; came of tiimon De VV., and a SJiuon son oi' 15id- 
tar/,ar ('• li. De ^'. oonicnlcteo of the town in 1077 ") is found in a deed ''f lOSl 
from tho latter to tho foirri>'r. Tho foUowinci; are nauicd as cli)'dr»n of a Sniivn, 
prohabiv the same one, by bib wife i'.uah, nr.mr-ly : Sii})on, b. N it. 13, irs.'i ; .^'ui-ah, 
b. Dec.e, Hi-^.") ; Jehu. b. Aiu'. It.i; ; Josiah. b. Nov. 138IJ ; Phel)e. b. Jan. eo, 
lOni-1.' : [>an;d. b. Dec. 29, IfM-"^. Simon r.'.- W., sen., died .Sept. 5, 1CU3. Und.r 
dates of iri7C> r.nd IHST ocvciii the r-cmo of Str-phen De Vr., who appeirs to havo Jied 
in 17i3 ; a.id the following sjps of this .St.-.ph-n are named: Lewi.-!, Deii/iiuiii, 
Ed-vvard and Jobiab. (the last b. 17i':^). The last r.rnned Denjamin m-y ha^e boen 
liie fatlier of Stephen, s-ir; of V-orJ cUjin, who was baptized in 17.'n. (See Ciinvoh 
record in vol. xv^. p. 40j ut P.vgister.) In Oct. 1751, a " Mr. Danlrl De W." 
nuirriod .Mis^ro.-s Az-uba Lee ; had children, Elias aiid Daniel : r.Dd died, th*; town 
records sav, Oct. 10. 17.3-J. wl)ioh nijrets precisely with the epitaph of Dauiel (rol. 
XNX. t>. 4r.5 of K£oir,TiR). shov.ii.Vr i;.iiu to have been the sacic p;rrion. lu the 
" Hvde Genealoay," p. 117';), is r.icoid^d the aiarria^e of Anne WaCoriuan (dau. ot 
Litut. Ia.,Uia.s 'vN ., one of the original proprietors of ^'orwicb, by .Miiiam Tr". <;..,- hi.^ 
wife) to Josuih De W., of Lynie. Thi.^ Anne is undoubtedly the Anno vihj ot 
J.\-iah De W. wa.u-e epiinph wc have ylven ; perhaps siie was tho laot'.ev 'of tho 
Daniel of the other enitauh who lies buried at her side (.see p. i05 of vol. y^t. cf 
Rlgist£r). •■ ^ . - R. McC. ;j. 

,>: JoshuiTreat, Fonof tho Kev. Samuel Treat, of Easthani, was born ?klarcb 17, 

|; lf:!«. Thachri-^tian natiiewf bif; wife vriis Mary. On her graTt-^toiiO. whior. is m 

f the cemetivv in Bre7.er, M;:ine, is this; ir..-cripn m : •* 'W'idow ^Liry Ireax, M'jC'icr 

I of Major icobert Treat and Mrs. Elh:abeth Holyoke, died Aug. 17U7, aged 0-3. ■^' ^ 

I w'ish to I no^Y her maiden name, and. wtien at.d where tihe was married to t^o=;iu:i 

I Treat. Joseph W . PoF.Tis. 

I Burlington, Maine. 

f Scott.— Sylvanus Scott, of Portsmouth, N. H., married Oct. 21, 171 i, Sarah 

I Moses of the sauie place {ami s.'iiii. 271) . Thev had eight children, baptized at vhe 

^ Suith Chu'c'-. Port-mouth, vj^:. : Sarah, Acios, Frances, Saniuel, liath, barah, 

J Khzabeth and F-ances. Another .son, Sylvanii.=:, though not on tnc chur^.-h regi.^^er, 

I is found on the family record. Of T.hepc children two sons, Sylvanu? and .>uuu.hl, 

I and three daughccrs,"'£lizabei:h. France-, and PaUli, removed to Scarborough, Maine, 

i and afterward.-: to Machias. Wanted, the ancestry of Sylvanus, or the name ot^tho 

I place in Great Britain from which be emigrated. E. Scoir. 

? New York city. ^. 

I FoLsoM 1LIA3 SinTH (ante sxx. 207).— A? the tradition has prevailed, e^tensivclj, 

I that the emigrant, John Folsom, was John Smith in England, the foUowmg rcconi 

; from the MS. of the late Hon. John Kelley, of Exeter, may throw some light on tlie 

" question : „ . 

*'_Adam Folsom, alias Smith, of Hingham, England, made his will in IC:./, in 
I which he names his sons. J:-)h:i, Ada.m aud Peter." 

J..!ia Ivi.s son came to flinrham, Ms., in 16:^6, and in the diary of Pajsou ^^•^^'■> 
i cf that loft-n, it is found tba't his children were baptized, &c." {See Kej^ley - -M">.. 
s- iii. o. i-13.) Jacoc LiiAi'.'«-i>- 

.< Jungston, N. H. 

ScMN-KR.— Wanted, records of the descendants, if any, of the following Sumners ; 

t. . Siimuel S., b. Boston, 1739. 

I Samuel S.,b. '■ 1742. 

^ Joeeph S.. b. " 1761. 

- „ John Pool S., b. '' 107*3. ,^ c a ,-.r-,v.- 

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Magws Redlon' was in Narrac;nnsott No. 1 (now Buxton, Maine) as early as 1713. 
Ifc -iv;m ii.MH in Sc-(.t!i'.nil in l(i01, nn.l died in Saoo in Mil, ;);Tcd Ir,. lie had .sijuh 
Daniel, Matthias, Ebcne^er, .Julm, Ahvaliain, liobert, Jtn'einio'u and Jacub. Where 
did. Mapriius inaiTV, and '.vhOk-e were his ,'^ons burn? liid youn;j».'5t .-'jn was born in 
1710. Tn^.'liti'.mspys he first settled i:i iaco ; that he uiarri^ri u Townsend iliere, 
and that hi.^ eons \\\v\- bovn tlieve. I find no daiigliterd. Who can give iufornnition 
of thi-^ family? AVa;-, !iis wife a dauuditer or Hi.>^i-'r of the >\brabani Townseud wlio 
once lived in BiddeforJ? This family and the Towi:i.seud:i have continued to inter- 
marry. G. T. KiDLON. 

Harrison, Elaine. 

SA^l^I.L CrftRiuK carao to Haverhill, Ma-s., prior to IfifiB. and niarrie'l Jfary, dau. 
of'l'hoiiias Haniy, of Ipswicli. His ,<:rnvestonc may still be f:(.en in the old Pen- 
tucket Cenu'teiy in Haverhill. It is t-uok partially into tlio ^round and leans to one 
side, but the inscription is easily deciphered, and is as f jlhnvs : 

Here lyes y<^ body of | Samuel Cuirier who ] died Marcli y« 11, 1713 | aged 77 
years. 

For tl;ia departed soal 

And :ill the rest 
yt Clnist h:vi pui-chisd 

Thay shiil be blest. 

It is a pity that this old relic could nut ba set upon a i^ranite foundation so as to 
be preserved for many j-ears longer. Who v/ill assist in the undertaking ? 
Lowell, Mass. Edwin iM. Cl'rrier. 

Capt. John Smith. — In 1819, a reprint of Smith's Trre Travsl^, Adver.tvres and 
Observations, and his General Historic, was issued in Ricbruond, Va. It has been 
frequently asserted that this edition was published at the expense of the celeSrated 
Jolm Eaiidolph of Pcoauoke ; but 1 have been lately informed hy^the Kt. Rev. Tii'-mas 
Atkinson, D.D., LL.U., of \Viimin<jt-on, Episcopal bishop of North Carolina, tliat 
it was pubiiMhed at rho expense of the Rev. John Holt Kico, D.D., a prcsbylerian 
clergyman then residing at Kiehmond, and that he made a h^n■lvy l.j.ss bv the publi- 
cation, which almost ruined him. A.n account of him will he found in Drake".? 
" DietioDavy of American Biograph.y." Bishop Atkinson was well acuiainted with 
the Rev. Dr. Rice, and often conversed with him in regard to tliis matter. 

In 1787 the late Rev. Dr. Belknap advertised in a Boston paper for any person 
having a cofiy of Smith's History to inform him, as he very much wanted to obtain 
the loan of it. Frederic Kidder. 

Melrose, Mass. 

Cl.vrk axd Kilrv. — My thanks arc due to Isaac J. > rcenwood, Esq., of New 
York, f_)r information that makes it clear that the statement in my note, an(e xxvi. 
page 437, that Benjamin Clark, who marri'^d Miriam Kill)y, was a son of the H )n. 
uiUiam Clark, is not correct. The descendants of this Benjamin are correctly 
stated ; to what family he belongs, I do not know. I find the Benjamin, son of the 
lion. William Clark, iiviu:; in 1749, having a wife whose name was -Susanna. I know 
nothing further of him. Mr. Greenwood thinks be lived till the revolution and was 
the loyalist of that name. 

I may add that the Hon. William Clark married Sarah, dau. of Robert Bronsdon, 
a mere ha iit of Boston. She survived her husband. C. W. Tuttle. 



Felt. — On page 63 of vol. ix. of the Register, it is stated that Lucy, daughter of 
Eldad and Lucy (Spaulding) Spatibrd, married Joshua " Tell." and lived in .Maine. 
She married Joshua Felt. s<jn of Peter and Lucy (Andrews) Felt, of Lynn, Ma.-s., 
afterwards of Tc.mple, N. H. Joshua moved to Rumfurd, !Me., previous to 1800, 
and to Ty'oodstock. Me., in 1609. He died in 181-3, May 1. His children were : i- 
Luci/, h. yi^xy 11, 1"9,5, ra. Jotham Perhara, of Woodstock; ii. Jtreminh, b. Feb. 
20, 1797, m. Eli/a Perkins; iii. Arlemas, h. Oct. 15, iSUO, m. Desire Stephens; 
iv. Sailij, b. Deo. 21, ISO-J, m. Christopher Bryant, of Greenwood ; v. Eiizabclh. b. 
Dec. 11, 1804, m. Jonathan liillini.'s, of Woodstock ; vi. Polly, b. March 4, 1807, 
ra. Amasa Bryant and went West; vii. Jolin G.. b. Aug. 2S, 1809, m. Ayer 
Lawrence, of JailVey, N. 11 ; ix. Punhna, b. Aug. 7, iSll, m. Perrin Dudley. 

After the death of her husband, Mrs. i'elt became the second wife of Merrill 
Chase, of Woodstock, and had : x. Lucinda.h. Feb. 9, 1816, m. Gil'bs Besen, of 
Paris ; and xi. Ald^n, b. June 5, 1819, m. Lucy Cole. W. B. LAPn.'.ii. 

Aug-ustn, Mair.e. 



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1S77.] Notes and Queries. 115 

Pkintino in Dover, New Haju'o'iire.— I am now rxWa to answer, in part, vw: 
inquiry in t!ie Rkgistei£, aide vol. xsx. p. 4CS. I have just purvLased a duuciecimo 
vuliiiiifuf ■lp:)i)iiuled page,, Lavin-tlii.s title- pa^e: ., -m-,. i o .- 

" l>urn's Al.ri'lgcuieuc, or the Ameii.-iin Justice ; containing tlie Whole rruotK'e. 
Autliuritv aiid-Duiy ofJuKtioesot'tlic IVacc; with correct I'Mrias uf preccient.; r.> 
latiii"- theri:to, and ad^iptcd to tlie i.vc?eiit situation of the United States." iJr.vcT 
(A' w Il-inipshin) : Print 'd for, atrl sold by Eliphalct Ladd, at Lis printing ollice, 
neia- the (.V.url-liuUie. MDCCXCri. „T,rn, 

is this the frit buuii printed in Dover? C. >\ . Ivvile. 

JoflN Saffiv.— The following difcumcnt has bcon copied for the KEcisrLi:, by 
Tlioiuas P>. \\'yinan, Es.^., froin the court iiles of ^liddledes county : 

" honored Gentelmen havini.';c received a few lines from Mr John Safiiu re- 
questing us to Ldve o' testiatony of liim v.hat wee have obserued or knov.'e eunscrn- 
ing hiiii''in poyrit of his conservation wee can do no lesse at his request tlian to give 
yourselves or any other whouie it nmy eonsern« to understand that wee liave icnone 
hiui ever since ho was aboute 10 or ]2 yeare old since which lime he hi'S iiad his 
abode li continnancs amon-st us (excepting the 3 or 4 last yearse) during which 
time his carrid<rc wa-S sobef & ciuil yea verey comcndable ; i; wee do not kno r.eitlier 
ever hard of any caria^-e of his that CQuid be a ju.-t blemishe unto hirn ; n(;_r did w;;e 
ever p"seive that iic was at all edicted to kcepe com pony (according to the comou 
nc<!>nfnt!on) but all wav rbserved him verey prewdent in his cariage and wary 
who'me ho ejns(,'rted witri all ; allwnys.? coraponio'^e with the beter sortc & evcr?> 
way dcmeninge & carriirge himsclie inofeusive & as became an honest man. Gentel- 
men your S.-rvantes. TiMOiur HAintKf.Y 

Soituate the 25th of lO'ti 1G57. J^iiES Cunwohxii.- 

In a deposition dated Oct. 1.5, 1G81 (Saffolk Probate records vi. 3-56), Mr. SaUm 
gives his ai-e as 17. If there be no error in this, he was born about 163-i ; but tins 
would make him only about 19, in 1653, when he was a selectman of Scituatc— Ed. 

Proposal of Several Negroes lv Bosto:;, 1714. {Frcm the orifjiaal in l/r. poi- 
session of Jeremiah Coiburn, Esq.) — 

adam i.;iffin Negero 1 all these are willinir to be bound for mad'" Leblond— Negcro 
Dick Ne-ero I ^Voman— that she shall be Noe ways Chargeable to y^ town 

Ned huhbard \ In Sickness or any disaster 

Roben Keats disallowed by y« Sel: men the 23^1^ of march : 1713-14 

Mingo Walker J 

Bailey— ITopkixson—Trumecll— Swan.— After alone, search for the parentn re of 
Ab!g;ul, the wife of Deacon Joseph Ikiley, of Bradford, Mass., whose pust^ruy J3 
given ia my Rrsearches of Merriinack Valhy, I have concluded without douSt .-he 
was the dau-hter of John Trumbull, of Rowley, from whom, by his former wile 
Eilen, descended the TrumbuUs who have resided since in Essex county, Mas.--., anu 
in Connecticut. ^ 

Ann, the mother of Abigail, was married three times, which may be learned .rom 
records; a part of which are the following relating to her and her surroundings, 
viz., in the records of Boston First Church, that Michael Hopkinson and Liciiani 
Swiia with William Stickney and wife were all admitted t5. W'^. lo:38, and dxsmJ^t';'i 
to fjrm a church in Rov,lev"'24. 9'"^. 1639. ^r-\^ 

la the hies of Esses county, is a deposition of Ann Swan, dated Mar. 30, l*"^|j 
when s!ie called herself atred" 60 years. On tlie Rowley town records Michael an'^ 
Ann llopkinson (from whom descended the families of New England he;'.rin:i^ tti.ii 
-HiQ.-) have recorded their children : Jonathan, b. 1:3 11"^ 1041, who d. aged » -"V v,' 
Jon:itl;an, b. 9. 2"^. 1543 ; Jeremy, b. 26 l'^^ 1645 ; John, b. 1. 11""- ^^'^^'- '--**^^' 
b. I'.t 1-J"-. 1R18. 

Michael llopkinson buried Feb. 23, 16 IS; John TrumMe and Ann HopKjP^on Ja. 
J" nio. 1650 ; and they had Abigail, 1). 10. 10"'° 1651 ; Mary, b. 7. 4'=^. U->^ ■ ^"--n 
inunlile, buried trie fifth month ei::hteenth day, 1657. , , .--^ 

^ I'.i'hnr,] aw.in an,l Ann 'frumble were married the first day of .^larcti, 1'jo9. 
«'w;-t!ard Swan buried .May 14, 1678. v . u ■ ^fr.rv 

From Ks-ex countv Probate we hnd that Ann Trumble n-ade o;ith h> t^^e ;n^'-^t^i7 
ofih..- r«.tat.- (,f Mihill IJobkinson. ai^n-aiscd 10-'" ot firsi, lOi"-. at curt i.v-.'i ;•' ' '•; 
i'ji., and on the same day swore to inveatory yf the estate ol her vxln iiiis-auu jo-ii 



116 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

Trnmble; Josepli Je^Yett and Thomas Dickiiinon appraisi^rs of each estate. Riohan] 
Swan in ulc liis will Aju'. -25, 1G7S, wliich was proved i3 of t!ic next May, giving to 
hia wife Ann bcsidos other leiC'ieics what he contmcted with her to have " upou 
their agrcfuieni before marriage." 

Ann. relict of Kichard Swan, made her will which was proved Sept. 21, 1R78. " The 
Last will lV Testament of Ann Swan of Kowluy ilelict of Richard Swan of R'Aviey 
deofascd Imp'' I comitt my sonle Into tlio htuuLs of Clod my maker In & tlirouirh the 
Lord Jisus C'hriKt & my body to decent Buriall In hopes of lile^.sd ressurection : Arid 
as for my outward estate my will is that it be Ginen ad f(j!lowf:tli ic I doe hereby 
Giue & bei-iucath the same : Impr 1 ;jliie to my daughter Aliigitill Rally : that Red 
that was mine before maringe to my husbani sv/an : w"' the new Roister & Gray 
Blanket, & a cuuerlet >)t luliow : &a plattor ^. a [lalr uf sheets .i one pillow bear & 
one eliamber pott, & one porringer i one Iron skillet & one peuter Candlestick, & 
one Rcaker Cup. 

" 1 giue to my daughter Marj' Killburne my other Featiicr Redd .... Futher all 
the Wooden ware & ves^ells 1 give betwixt Abigail & Mary .... 

" I giue my sou Caleb llopkinsou the old ]5ed in the chamber & Roister .... 

" 1 giue my son John llopkinson one Iron kctlc A pair of Andirons & one Great 
cheir !My v, ill is that my sons Jonathan llopkinsou & John llopkinson be executors 
to this my Lasc will : to whome when they have paid n^y debts and funerall charges 
I give all the Rest of my estate : culy one Rook ot Mr Roltons works to my eon Joim 
IVumble & for full Contirmation of y'' premises Sc every part thereof I have eet in ms 
hand k seal this tburth day of July Anno. Dom : one lliousaiid six hundred & 
Seaucnty eight her 

Ann 2 Swan" 

mark 
And from Essex county deeds we find the following, dated Mar. 21, 1670-1 : 
" Know all men by these presents that 1 Richard Swanc of tlie Towne of Rowley in 
the county of Essex in New Eugiand Massachusetts for several good causes movting 
me thervnto and for an engagment mado vnto me for the payment of the portions, 
of Abigaill and Mary Trumbles portions by Jonathan & John liobkinson when the 
eayd portions come to be due. Re it knowne that after the decease of my selte, and 
my wife Ann swan, Mother unto the s'^ Jonathan and John tlobkinsou and Abigaiil 
and mary Trumble, I doe give .... vnto the sayd Jonathan and John llobkiuson 
certain p'cells of meadi")W that I received In part of the Dowry T had with m> wife 
Ann 'f rumble being of the thirds of the estate of John Trumble her former ilusband 
deceased." 

Query, who were the parents of the above mentioned Ann ? Any more informa- 
tion in regard to her will be thankfully received by Alfred Poor. 
Salem, Mass. 

Joel Munsell, 62 State Street, Albany, N. Y., has in press the following work?, 
which we recommend to our readers : 

1. l^he Founders of Maryland as Portrayed in Manuscripts, Provincial Records 
and Early Documents. Ry the RcV. Edward D. Neill, A.R. 6vo. 200 pages. 
Cloth, $2. 

The Rev. jMr. Neill is the author of the series of articles now appearing in the 
Register under the title of " Notes on American History," and also of several 
volumes relating to American history, which show great research, and have won 
high praise. 

2. The Indian Miscellany; containing Papers on the Histo'y, Antiquities. Arts, 
Inventions, Languages, Religions, Traditions and Superstitions of the Art'Criccn 
Aborigines. Collected by \N . W. Reai;h. 450 pages, price ^1. 



Cook. — Was Josias Cook who married Elizabeth, widow of Stephen Deane, in 
1635, a son of Francis Cook v.ho came iu the Mayiiower ? EnwARn VY. IIall. 
Colby University, Watcrville, Mc. 



The Star Sfaxgled Ranner. — Since the article on this subjeet in the present 
number of the Register {ante p. 29) was primed, .^Ir. Keim, of Reading, Pa., has 
written to me that he has presented his copy of the above song in the aatograph of 
the author, F. S. Key, as well as a copy of " Home, Swcit Home," in tiie auto- 
graph of its author, John Howard Payne, to the Historical Society of Pcnnsyivauia. 

Geo. Henry PivtuLS. 



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1877.] j^otes and Queries. 117 

ITisTOfiiCAT, AKTtci.ES IN Newspapefw^. — Scrics of articles illuistratjng the liistnry 
of tlic towu or Collu^y in which news]japcrs are printed npperir nowufiJ tlicu in tin ;r 
columns. The publication of such articles addo much to t!io interest of tlic!-c p;i|.crrt, 
and causes them to be preserved by their subscribers. The following iicwspapi.TH 
contain such article?: 

1. '1 he Dorcr Enquirer. A series of article';, under the title of " Ilistoricul 
^lemoranda," illustratini^ the hi.story nf Duver, N. JI., was coauucuced in Ih.'iit, ami 
has been continued with various inLenui.'-si'jn.s to the ])re.scnt year, No. iJf-s- luiviu:; 
appeared .May 11, IS76. We undertcnnd tlie publication of them is to bi,- rc-iuimd. 
N^early all the articles have been contributed by the Kev. Alonzo H. Quint. |).I>., 
nud C'hnrlcs W. Tuttle, Ksq., -who have a more thorough aci:|uairitaneo with the 
history iind antiipiitics of l>over ilian any other persons. This is the uio.-t extt;n.-.ivc 
and vuluaiile series of articles on local history we know of. The Enquirer is pub- 
ILshed by Ijihbey & Co. Price, $0.50 a year, or !<-2 in advance. 

2. The ViUaiier, published at Amcsbnry and Salisbury, Mass. A soriss of articUs 
on the history of tliose localities was commenced in this paper April 2, 1874, uii!«t 
tlie title of " Collectanea,'' and was continued some time. Published by \V. II. J{. 
Currier. Price, j<2 a year, or .^l.TS in advance. 

3. The Daihj Eceninrj Standard, published at New Dodford, Mass. Gen. Kbt/nczer 
W. Pcirce, who has Jarire collections of materials concerniui;: the civil, milifry and 
genealogical history uf Bristol county, commenced, JMarch 14, ISTG, publishiu;: iu 
this paper, arti?!"^ <":n the hi-t.ay of '* Ti:o Second Kci;inieut of Uri.-td County, 
called the Dartmouth Regiment." This regiment was organized about 171D. Tii-:; 
orticles are compiled with great care from original ducumonts and otiicr soun-CK,.i;id 
contain much biographical aiid genealogical as well as historical matter. No. xx. 
appeared Sept. 8, 1676, and we undcr^tand the articles are stiil cjntiuued. Pui)- 
lishfcd by Edmund Anthony & Sons. Price of daily, ;JG a year ; of the weekly, ^2. 



iNSCRirxioxs Df Chelsea Old Eiktal-Grolnd. Not. 19, 1876. — " Here Lyeth 
Buried v^ | Bodv of M'' Dcane | Winthrop of Pullen Point 1 aged 61 years who | 
Departed this Life j March the IG | 17ui''' 

" Here lies buried | y^ Body of | Cipt. Jose AVinthrop | aged 36 years | G mo. 11 
d'. deceased | November y« !.5. | 1702." 

*' Here lyes y*^ Body | of Margaret ye wife | of Jotham Grover | aged 35 years j 
deci. April y^ 6 | 1G95." 

" Here lies buried | y^ Body of Mrs. I Prudence Grover | wife to Jlr. John j 
Grover, v.-ho died | July 23'^ 1731 in y^ 45--. j year of his age." 



" Here lyes Buried i v*^ B.>dv of | 2\Iarcv Hangh | ve wife of 1 Atherton Haugl 
aged ab >ut 29 ye;:r3 | dec'^ No'vem'' y>^ IG"! 1702/' ' J. W . T 



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Work by the Ret. Richap.d Mather— Title AV" anted. — Wanted, the title of 
a tract (pp. viii. 9-29), the preface signed Incre.ise Mather, and dated " Boston, 
Janu. 5lh, 1711. 12." The f)Ilovving is copied from the preface; " .My Fath.r ha.s 
Written a larger Answer to the Urst of th^.-o Questions, [Whether docs the Power 
of Church Government belong unto all the Pe^jple, or to the Elders alone?] witii an 
An.swcr to objections made by some Persons of Broivnistical Frinriplcs, then bcloti^'- 
ing to the Church in X>(;rc/;t\T?'jr, but afterwards of another Church. 1 would have 
Publisiied that also, for the illumination and confirmation of the Churches in :ho 
present Truth. But some body several years since borrowed that ManuscrijH, I 
remember not who, but wish ii; might be returned to me again. I have no m jic to 
add, only to Attest that what is Emitted herewith, is a true Copy transcnl-K.-<i Ir.ai 
my Fathers Manuscript written with his owa hand, in the year, 1645." 

Boston. Mass. J. A. Lewis. 



Tue Lnternaiioxal Exhibition- at Philadelphia was closed with appropriate crc- 
Ei mies, November 10, 1876, after having been open just sis montlis. A raui j-itsu 
prevented the cerem.onies from being held iu the place prepared fjr the oi^i.-.;--i -ii. 
h..k. .1 . p. ... I, . ' , ' ' in the " Jud^'i-!* 

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118 Notes mid Queries. [Jan, 

Wii.T.iAit Douglass, M.D. — The foUov/infj information respecting Dr. "William 
Do!url;i'-^. niitlmr ofrho " SuTnrnarv. ili-torionl ;ini) Poiiticiil, of tlio Dritish Settle- 
iiii'iic.s ill .M>,[|| America/' and liirf liiiiuiy, is dfrivid iroiii oiiicial rocorcU. He dit-d 
" very t-uuldi/nly,'" in Kjston, Oct. L'l, 175-J, in liin own liouse in Green Draj^on f^ane, 
iiitestixce. iJib property was lari^o, mostly rnal estate in Bcveral towns in Matsa- 
chn«ett>, find was appraised a')(»\o three thousiuid jjoiinds. 

ills father was Gcori^e Douglass, of Giilord, co. fladdiniiton, Scotland, ■where he 
luid be'en a " portioner,'' and a factor of John, Marquis of L'weedda'e. He died 
before his son in Boston, haviup; had issue, three sons, viz. : Cornelius, Dr. William 
of Uostoa, and Geor^^e, tmd one daughter, Katliarine, who marricil a Carr, and was 
a widow living' in Boston in Pot. 'J'he son Georyc died unmarried. Cornelius, 
the eldest son, was a. surireon in (iillijrd, and had issue, a son Cornelius, li7i;i^ in 
£dinhur^.,'h iu IToC, and dt'scril^ed as '" Wriujht or Joiner." This Cornelius was the 
legal heir t>> his uncle's estate in Boston, lie provided legal proof of this, and came 
to Buston, and was appointed administrator of the o^tate, Aug. 21, 1753. John 
Erring, Esq., of Boston, a principal creditor, had previously been administrator. 

Dr. Douglass left a natural son, born at Boston, July 25. 1745, who bore the 
name of 'A'illiam Douglass. lie undertook to educate him according to some pecu- 
liar no'ions of his own : and gives in a note, on page 316, vol. ii. of his " Summary," 
an illustraiion of the lad's pioliciency. What beoame of this William Douglass'.' 

Boston, Mass. C. W. Tuttle. 



Notes ajto Queries, t.t the K'vv. G. T. Riulon, or Harrison, Me. — 

WiUonrhhii. — Tticre wa? a ^V'ilIou^-hby Scribner, who married Molly Peirce, and 
resided in ilairison. Me. lie was buried in said town. It may be presumed that 
his mother was a Willougbby. 

Cotton. — I have the records of the family of John Cotton who settled in Gor- 
ham. Me. 

Huguejiots. — F have genealogies of several families who .are said to have been 
Huguenots, viz., " CasselLs,'^ " Tabeaux'" (nowTarbox), and " Chastnlai'' (now 
spelled Kears/iy and Carslej). 

BrcklLbank. — Can any one give information of families of this name? There wa.' 
a family living in Bridgeton, Mo., now extinct in the male line. I think the ear- 
name is very rare. 

Wa':'::ns]iaw. — There was a William "Walkinshaw, wlio purchased a shcru in a 
" double saw mill" on Moderation Falls on Saco River iu the year 1795. He wit- 
nessed a deed in Pepperillboro' (now Saco), May 16, 1786. Can any one give infor- 
mation of families of this name ? I think the name is rare. 

Sroich- Irish. — Can ar.y one glyj a full list of the Scotch-Irish families that came 
to New England in 1718"? 

Gillpatrkk or Killpatriek. — I hi'vc been collecting records of the descendants of 
that Thomas Killpatrick that came from Coleraine, Ireland, and settled in Wells 
and Biddeford, Me., and have now a very full history of that descent. The de- 
scendants are very numerous. I intend to print a sketch of the family in a little 
work entitled the ■■' Early Settlers of Saco and Biddeford" (Maine), for which 1 
have long been collecting materials. I think Killpatiick was a change from Kirh- 
patrick, a surname derived from the local source, viz., the church of St. Patrick. A 
church is called a Kirk in Scotland, and here the surname has long been known. 

I should like to communicate with descendants of the early Saco and Biddeford 
families. 



Paige's History of Cajtbridge, Mass. — The Rev. Lucius R. Paige, D.D., who, 
for many years, has been cnlK^eting materials for a history of Cambridge, having 
completed his book, it is now in press and will probably be published in February 
next. It will contain a genealogy of the early families of Cambridge. It will make 
a volume of about 750 paires, and the price will be ^5. U. 0. Houghton & Co., 
Cambridgej are the publishers. 



CoL. Cue;t£R*s R^:gisteks of Wf^itmlnster Acbet (antexx^. 479). — The London 
Times devotes three and a bulf columns, or more than half a pa:jo, to an elaborate re- 
view of this book, and the London Morning Post of Nov. 2, 1676, also has a long 
notice of it. Both newspapers, whose standard of merit is known to be high, w- 
stow gi'-^t praioe on the manner iu which Col. Chester has porformed his e<iitorial 
kbor. 



1877.] Societies and their Proceedings. 119 



SOCIETIES AND THEIR PROCEEDINGS. 

New-Exgi.ant) Histortc, Cr.NF.ALOGiCAL Society. 

Boston, Maxsc.chusctts, Wednesilmj, Ftbruarij 2, 1370. — A .'stated meotinn; w>ifl licid 
nt 3 o'clock, P.M., tit the yooicty's House, IS Sumerset Scrett, the {yi-'jL-iJent, the 
Hon. Marshall P. VV'ilder, in the chair. 

David G. Ilaskins, Jr., the recordinr^ .t;ecretary, read a corntuunication from the 
boa'-d of directiirs, t^) whom the matter ol'sLiit'ibly recoij;ni/Jni; the services <p| the 
prP'^ident, tiie Hon. Marsliall P. Wilder, puni'mhirly in misiiii; funds for tlie pnr- 
charc of the Society'e liou^e, had been referred by the Society, stating *hac the board 
had voted to request Mr. Wilder to sit tor liis portrait. 

The Hon. John S. Sleeper read a paper on '' Piracy in t'nc AVe^t Indies." Ho 
treated of the e3.stem of piracy which ^vas cirried on in the West Indies for nine or 
ten years after the treaty of peace between Great Britain and the Ur.ited States. 
Tliat period, said Mr. Sleeper, has appropriately been .styled " The A£.;o of Pir.icy." 

Remarks by the president and Rtv. J)i's. William M. Cori.cll and i)oru3 Clarke 
foLlo^ved, and the thanks of the- Society were voted to iMr. Sleeper, and a copy of his 

The lion, (.harles Cowley of Lowell, in behalf of the conuuittcc ot arran::^ement3, 
invited th'- Society to attend the semi-centenuiul celebration, .Mar-'-Ii I, of tue incor- 
poration of that town. 

The Rev. Ednmiid F. Slafter, tlie correspoTiding secretary, reported letters- accent- 
ing resident membership to which they had been elected, fr.nu Ralph Haskins. Oli- 
ver B. Stebbins and Artiiur G. Fuller of Boston, and Clark Sv.aiijV; of East Brid^;e- 
water. He further re;)orted correspondence with the Hon. WiUiam H. Potter \,i 
Mystic River, C't., chairman of a comnuLtee of the New London Coimty Histf-rieal 
Society, in reference to a proposed monument on tlic site oi' the old PequH t'jrt. 
Resolutions approving the erectioo of such a morument were passed, and the Rev. 
Edmund F. Slafter, ^ohn Wiird Dtan and Frederic Kidder v\ere ch'jsea a com- 
mittee to communicate and cooperate with the above commi rfee. 

John Vt'ard Dean, the librarian, reported that 17 volumes, 71 pamphlets, ami i 
number of other articles had been pr£<;ented daring the mor.th of Juni:ary. 

The Rev. Samuel Cutler, the historiographer, read biographical sket:.^heH o.f the 
following deceased members, nauiely : Francis Dane, David Snow, and Gen. J'.-!n 
S. Tyler, of Bo.-;ton, and the Hon. \V'illiam Cushinfc of Nevrburyport, rei^ident me.u- 
l>ers ; and of Philip Hei.ry Stanhope, D.C.L., filth earl of Stanhope, of Loiidor-., 
Eng., an honorary mem))er. 

The president read a communication from the board of directors, recommending, 
if a suitable place were provided at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelpiiia. th.ai 
a complete set of the Historie-al and Genealogical Register, and the other pubiie-i- 
tions of the Society, be bound and exhibited there. The recommendation w^.s 
adopted. 

_ "NV'illiam H. Montague and Frederic Kidder made some remarks upon the celebra- 
tion of the centenaries of Evacuation Day and the Sudbury Fight. This matter 
and the invitation of the city of Lowell were referred to the board of directors. 

March 1. — A stated meeting was held this afternoon, the Rev. Dorus Clarke, DQ., 
in the chair. 

The Rev. Abijah P. Marvin, D.D., of Lancaster, Mass., read a paper on trie In- 
dian Massacre at that place, Feb. 10. ir>7o-6, old style, corresponding to Feh. -JO. 
tew style. Remarks on the subject followed from the Hon. G. Wnshingion V. ar- 
ren, the Rev. Dr. Increase N. Tarbox, the Rev. Dr. Marvin, and the Rev. Dr. ^V il- 
liam M. Cornell. 

The librarian reported 34 volumes, 67 pamphlet.^, and other articles, as djrmrjons 
tluring the last month. 

The historiocrrapher read biographical sketches of the following 'If ceased niera- 
r>crs, naraely : the Hon. Beamish Murdoch, D.C.L., the Hon. Wiliiam B. Reed, 
and George Williams Pratt. 

The Rev. Dr. Cornell read a chapter from his forthcoming History ol Pennsyl- 
Tania. 

Thuoks were voted to Rev. Drs. Marvin and Cornell for their papers. 



120 Societies and their' Proceedings. [Jan. 

A communication from the board of directors statod that tlic Hon. Mari>liall P. 
Wilder, tbe Urn. Cliarlc' T,. Woo'lliury, CharL-s ^V . Tnttle, the Hon. Gustavus V. 
Fox, c;it' iivu. William S. (i;ird;it>r, tlie Kev. Dr. Durus rlarkc. the lion. Gcor^q 
CoL-'^woIl and Col. Alhci-t H. Hoyt, Ijad l.een oho^.jn delc<ateri to the Lowell <_o-mi- 
•<'tutennial celebration ; and the' lion. E/ra Wilkinson, ^"ainuel Ji. Noyes, I). T. V. 
Iluutoon, tiie Kev. i>r. Ilic-kld Rut^.-^ell and William u. Tra^k, delegates to the Mccl- 
field bi-eentenuiul celehracion. 

>lpn7 5.— A quarterly meetin,:; was held this arLcrnooa, president AVilder in tiie 
•chair. 

The correspondinf.- secretary called attention to the idi't of a portrait of ti:e presi- 
dent, the lion. Marshall P. 'v\'ildcr. He stated thiit in January last, the directors 
in behalf of the Sooiery invited Mr. Wilder to sit ['■;•: liis portrnit in t.^ken rf i's ap- 
preciation of his services to the Society. In the muan time, Edward)). .Maiduuit, 
a di.'^tini^i'.isheu artist of Philadelphia, being in JJoston to copy the fnc portrait of 
Bcnjamrn ^V'e.st at the AthenaHini, generously ofll'ved to paint th.o portrait aoj ora- 
seut it to t'je Societv, which offer was grattfuily nccepted. Yxv Slafter nnnounced 
that the portrait had been completed, and read a Utter from Mr. Marc!:ant present- 
ing it to the S 'Ciccy. Alter the reading of the letter, a veil wa:? rei lOved ir.im the 
portrait, which, unknown to the members generally, had been su=pcnde'.l near ihc 
platform, and tl^e marvellously fine liktuess was greeted with prol^mgcd applause. 
The thanks of the Society were voted to Mr. Marchant for his generous and appro- 
t.rif>t'- "iff. 

'i he president exhibited a section of one of the branches of the- Old Elm on Costou 
Common, blown do^^'n in a jev'ere gale on Tuesday, the 1.5th of februcry iust, pre- 
sentL'd by Samuel C. Cobb, mayor, and John T. Clark, alderman, of Bost'-n. 

Brevet Maj.-Gen. Henry W. Benham, U.S.A., then read a paper entitled, " A 
Narrative of the J-ayin a; of Ponton Bridges in the Battle of Chan-.-eliorsvilie, Va." 
These bridicer. were laid under the direction of Gen. Benham. and his narrative wa3 
exceedincrly interesting. After complimentary reinarks l-y Frederic Kidder, Judge 
G. W. Warren and iiev. Dr. Dor us Clarke, thanks for bis paper were voced to Geti. 
Benham. 

The librarian reported as the donations in March, -11 volumes, 225 pamphlets, and 
a number of other articles. 

The corresponding secretary reported letters of acceptance from Angusta.?_ R. 
Bayley, Candiridy;ep'>rt, Henry C. Thacher, Yarmouthporc, Fred, lebbii-j, Milfjrd, 
Rev. Joshua P. Bodiish. Boston, Reuben R. Dodge, Wilkinsonville, George W. Ham- 
mond, Boston, C(:arle4 W. Hubbard. \Vfston, George H. Allan, New York, George 
T. Wi-irin, Hvde Park, Samuel H. Russell, Boston, Jam's F. D. Gr.rfitld. Firxix- 
burg, and Alexander S. Port^T. Button, as resident ; and from Henry C. i'ejheli of 
iMansfie d Park, England, and John S. Jenness of New York city, as corresponding 
members. 

The historiographer read biographical sketches of two deceased members, namely : 
-John M. Bradbury of Ipswich, and James E. Root of Boston. 

May 3. — A monthly meeting was held this afternoon, president Wilder in the 
chair. 

The president announced that since the last meeting two vice-presidents of the 
Society had died, namely: William B. Towne of iMilford, N. H., and the Hon. 
Henry P. Haven uf New London, Ct., and appointed the following co.mmittees to 
prepare ajjpropriate resolutions, namely : on .Mr. Towne, the Hon. George C. Rich- 
■ardson, Charles L. Woodbury and Charles H. Bell; on Mr. Haven, the 'Rev. Drs. 
Dorus Clarke and Increase N. Tarh ox and the Hon. Richard A. Wheeler. 

A letter was then read from A. F. Bradbury of Dextt-r, Me., exec.jtor of the lata 
John M. Bradburv of [nswich, communicating an extract from the will of the lat- 
ter (which has been printed in the Register, xkx. iCO), by wjuch a ge^eruus legacy 
•was left to the S iciety. The president appointed Charles W. Tuttie, Col. Ebt-a F. 
.Stone and John Ward Dean a commietct; to prepare suiailde res-diiti ms. 

Gcorire W. Ware, Jr., fuilo\^ed with a paper entitled, " A Tour in Spain," de- 
rived from personal reminiscences of a visit to that country a few years ago. 

The Hon. Joseph \V. Porter of Burlington, Me., then gave an account of ths 
military services, in the Fre-ei". and Rev <iuti in:iry wars, or Co'. Jor.art.an EjJdy, 
Tvhose papers h.: had recently secured, and read extracts from one of Eddy's orJ-:r:y 
books. Remarks on tlie sul>ject were made by Frederic Kidder and Georii-c H. Allan, 
the latter a arand-'^n uf Col. JLilm Allan, the rival of Col. Eddy, and the former tho 
.edi*-or cf Col. .\llan"s letters and journals. (Anie xsx. 353.) Both attested to tiie 
■value of Coi Eddy's papers. 



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J 8 7 7 . "1 Societies an d th p. ir 1 'roceedhnis. 1 2 1 

The hifitoriu'Taphcr ro?.il biographical sketches oi' the foK'nYirc; deconstfl uvi\<.\- 
V'-^, r;'n>olv : t'cc Tt. Uor. fl-iu-y W. I.ce, D.D., I.L.n., hun.jr'ry vice-p:-c.«i;l«:u 
for iWa ; Nathan r)l'.rfe.^, .M.D./John 1'. Converge, WilJiiim E. Donr-^cti utid C'ji. 
Thoin'Tf- K. \Vyune. 

The lihriiruui •.•fp^ji-t'id the LionLhly donaiions as 5'i vohin'.o^?. 155 5)G,U)r;h!ot.'?, an^l 
hcvcnl otli'.n- arti'.'Us. 

'i'hc onvSiuTvlini: =e:rct;nry reporte'l letters of acceptance from IL-rbcrt S. Car- 
ruth of Dorchester rii- tJ- F- Caiia.i.^^e of !» )ston. Christopher A. llnck of raiiriton, 
diaries V. Bimi;:, M..D.,of MetUur't, w.A Edward '6. };eiiiii;ci; of Cuneorfl. as 7i.si- 
dent; Rev. CharksT. C. Trolawney of lia--:! near l^lycaouth, EngLind. as c.rros- 
puiidiiu--; and Prof. John John^toii.LL.D., of MiJdlet Avn, as huiiurary lucml.ers. 

Tliaiiks weve voted to Mes.-r?. AVare and Porta- for tl-.eir paperd. 

Junr7.—A Ptr.ted rneethi?:^ w&:- hAi thi^ afterncun. The president, the Hon. 
Marshall P. Wilder, being prevented f.-om atceiidioir by the scute of hm health, ti.e 
Kcv. DoTU!^ Clarke, D.D., wa3 cuUed to the chair. 

Charles W. Tuttie, chairman of tiie committee for preparing resolutions ou tho 
dwthof Mr. Bradbury ot Ipswich, reported the loUowmg : 

Rrsoh-rd. That hy tiie death of John MerriH Bi-adbury the Society lo.sers a yR^,mh';r 
di.-ti;igui.-hed for his aiiti.iiiarian tasce^: and le.'rninL; and tor hi- accurate knovvlci'jrj 
of I'M.al liistO'-y, arid one well esteemed in all tiiC relaliaus ct life. 

Resolced, That his te'^ranientarv he ;uest to this .Society entitles hi-n t) a high 
iilaoc auiODii; iu- bdoelaciois, and will cause hLs name to be held in grateful re;i;*::;i- 
orance. 

Jv solved, Thi:.! ar: attested :opy of these re.^olution.s oe tran-initted to hi'^ family 
w ith the airsurance of the deepest syirpatiiy of tlxis Society in riieir bere-ivemenc. 

Mr. Tattle said he had already briefly espre?Fod his views on the life titi':l charac- 
trr of" the late Mr. Bradbury, iu a biographical sketch of him vrhich had be:?a read 
before the Soc'etv at a foriuer meeting. They bad been foruicd Ivoig a perHon.il 
ncip.iaintauce v,itu hiiu extentiing ( ver nearly twenty years. He v.'as giial to litid 
that they were concurred in ly all v. ho had a similar acqu-ilntance v.'Ltli hini. It^ 
only remained tor hi>n now to allude to his very gcneious beqae?t to the SoCif^ty. oi 
which he had no information at the time he prepared the sketch. Mr. Brodbury'fi 
interest in the Society and its v.ork were well known to many uiemiK-rti. >>''> scroii^nr 
proof of this could be given tlian tlse testamentary act l>y v.'bich .<2,rKiO .lud oertaiu 
stock securities comeimmedia':ely to the use of the S>)ciety, This is the largest un- 
conditional bequest yet made to the Society ; and it places the name of Mr. iJra<^- 
bury among the worthiest of our benefactor?. 

Tiie Bev. Edmund F. Slafter supporred the resoltition=! with e.n'e remarks, lie 
eaid he vas M'eli acquainted with the rn.evili of Mr. Bradhary from p^i-s.>nal ac- 
quaintance and otherwise ; that his nioiie.sty, his accuracy and his fcndncivs iur anti- 
quarian research were prominent traits ; that, conbidering he was not reputed a 
wt-althy man, his donation to the Society was a very liandsome one. 
The resolutions, on motion of David M. Balfour, were unanimously adopted. 
The Key. Dorus Clarke, D.i).. chairman of the committee to prepare resolutiona 
oa the death of Mr. Haven of 2Sew Liuidon, Conn., reported the following : 

Hcsolofd, That by the death of lion. Hf^nry P. Haven, of New Ix^ndon, Conn.jOnfl 
of the Tice-president-s of this Society, we have to mourn the loss of one of the most 
valuable memr>ers of this institution. He was a native ot Norwich, was born in 
humble circumstances, and in his youth he was taken into the family and int. < tli<i 
Commercial hou=e of Hon. Thomas W. Williams of New London, wh*'re bvdio_-'':.5 
attention to hi? duties he early became aprrrner, and long girre the hendo: the hrm. 
I;j that connection he became wul/ly and uouora'oly known in the circle- ul '--7'- 
r.'-»-.s a.-? a man of great enterprise and sterling integrity. He was rd.s<i one oi tfio 
U^K citirens of the state of Connecticut. For many years he wa.^ actively •jr.^.xi.'rd 
in [K.TMjnal labors for idie good of his lellosv men ; and his ciiarities, thro\:_'M P^^-'-'j 
wid private channels, were munificent. His life wan radiant with chr:~ti.Mi lo-j-e r.i'i 
^^\. He was a warm friend of all ^ood enterprises, a wise ar.d promin-'nt uiwn' r 
of manv of the honev.jisnt societies of the day.' His dcparf.re in li^e r-u.-v o! eu-;^ 
*--^iv..- lai->.or3 ior the gloty of Cod and the best :ncerK.sts of i-:s race, i> w.^cj 
t^iiented. 

We place on record this sincere tribute to His memorv, and lay the gc^rlund on ma 
toa-.D, 

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122 Societies and their Proceedings. [Jan. 

Resolved, TliP.t ti copy of t'ic?c resolutions be Ftnt to the family of Mr. Haven, 
■\vit!i the i'.:siu\\ticc! oi' our unfoiiru'd cundolencc with thera in their great bercaTc- 
ment. 

Dr. Clarke made some remarks in s-.ipport of these re'^olutions, paying a fitting 
tribute to tlie memory ot the dectaseci. lie v.-ai followed by Frederie Kidder, alter 
which the rcM/lutions were adopted unanimously. 

The lion. George C. Kiclinrdt^on, ehairiiiaa of the coraraittee on ret-olutions of re- 
epeet to the memory of Mr. Tuwr.e, of.Milford, N. II., ie{)orted these resolutLjcs : 

Resolved, That in the death of Williaui Blanchard Towno, Esq., of Mil ford, N.H.. 
vico-pret^idenf of rhis SociL-ty for that state, we dt-phre the Iosh of an at-'joeiale whose 
inte!j;rity and tidelity to every trust has won lor him the coniidence of all clas-ses of 
the eommunity. 

Resolved, That tiiis S )cicty is under rjreat oblitration to him for the valuable ser- 
vice he has in many ways rendered ; particularly lor his t^n years' lab.>rH as treasu- 
rer ; for the fnicierit aid he t^ave to the president in pn-cunnir donitioiis for the 
building'; fund ai\d tlie fund for the support of the librarinn ; and for his interest in 
•the Xew-Euirland Ilisioi-ieal and rienealuiiical Rej;ister, manifested by hid gratui- 
tous serviced for many years as its business raanaj^cr ard as one of its publishing 
.X)jLiiiiittee 

Resolved, That his donations to found the Towne >ienio'-ial Fund, fir the pubU- 
cation of niemjirs of dcceasei menil-ers, now amounting V) nearly four thousand 
djlL-r.-,, iii.J W:^ uiimy uthfj.' dni.atious, uitoscing his lib-jrality and his wiss discern- 
luent of the needs of the Society, deserve and will receive our grateful remembrance. 

Resolved, That these resolutions be entertd upon the records, and a copy signed 
by the preei lent and recording secretary be sent to the family. 

Remarks in support of lhe<e resolutions and exi)rcs?ive of the high character of 
Mr. Ti'wne, weie made by Rev. Edmund F. Slafter, Rev. Dorus Clarke. J».D., and 
Hon. George V. Richardson, and the resolutions wyre unanimously adopted._^^_ _ 

Henry Vr'. Holland, of Cambridge, read a paper entitled, " An Account of \rilIia.Ti 
Dawts and his Midnight Ride with Paul Revere." 

Remarks on tlie subject of the paper were made by Rev. Dr. Clarke and Mr. Kid- 
der, after which a vote of tlianks was passed. 

The librarian reported as donations during May, 35 volumes, 95 pamphlets, 233 
specimens of confederate money and bonds, besides otlier articles. 

The corresponding secretary read a letter inviting the Society to be represented 
in a convention of archaeologists to be held in September at Philadelphia. On 
motion of the Hon. George C. Richardson, the presiding officer was authorized to 
appoint three delegates to this C(jnvencion. 

prof. Janus D. "Butler, of Madison, Wis., a fcOTresponding member, was then in- 
troduced, and addressed the S'jciety concerning the archocological curiosities at the 
Centennial Esposition, many of which were contributed by the Historical Society 
of Wisconsin. He als.) spoke of a discovery he made some years ago about the lo:-3 
of Gen. Stark's horse at the battle of TJennington, which portion of his remarks is 
printed in the Rfgister, vol. xxs. p. Sfifi. 

The historiographer read biographical sketches of the Hon. Charles W. Upham, 
Winslow Lewis, M.D., and Rev. William B. Sprague, D.D. 

September 6.— The first meeting after the summer rece.ss was held this afternoon. 
Ill health still preventing the president fi-om attending, Rev. Dr. Clarke was again 
called to the chair. 

The librarian reported as donations during the months of June, July and August, 
66 volumes, 43-2 pamplilets, and a variety of other articles. 

The recording secretary, David G. Uaskins. Jr., rjad a memoir by Joseph Bal- 
lard, oi Mis. iNorton, who gave the land to the Old South Churcdi, up-'n which still 
stands the building, hallovved by patriotic associations, and long used by it as a 
place of worship. Accompanying the memoir waaa manuscript containing the result 
of eihnustive researches made fjr him by Cul. Joseph L. Chester of London, Eng., 
concerning the ancestry and kindred of Mrs. Norton. Siie was a daughter of Joan 
and Temperance (Corbet) Ferneley of West Creetins:, Sutfolk, and was born tiiere, 
Oct. 2, lOO-J. She was a cousin of the famous Miles Corbet, one of the judc'ee who 
■ condemneil Charles I., and two of her great aunts were respectively the wives of Sir 
Thomas Gre^ham and Sir Nicholas Bacon. 

The Rev. £liii.« Nnson read a paper on The Law of Progress under the Light ol 
History, which was li-tened to wUh the deepest interest. After remarks by F.e v. 
C. D. Bra'ilee and Dr. Vi'iiliam M. Cornell, thanks were voted to Rev. Mr. Nasuu. 



1877.1 Societies and their Proceedings. 123 

In the ab':'^n<'« of the historiographer, his sketchcp of doceased nicmbern, namely, 
I>,..^ Siini;o! If. Kiddei, Rev. Frederick \V. Chapman, Josoijh 11. Yurk, M.l).,and 
Tlioiiiay P^ Gentlee, were read by the secretary. 

OctLf>cr2.—\ quarterly mettin^ was hcM this afternoon, prcBident Wilder in 

*TSt''i'rorIJcnt appointed Frederic Kidder, William B. Trask, J. Colhurn, David 
G. Haskius, Jr., aud the lion. Jamen VV. Austin, a couimitcec to nominate oilicera 

for the fusuinc; year. -v- t. i i • xi t> -r t i 

The linn JarufP W. Austin read a paper on New England in the Pacific. Jud-jo 
Au-titi wlio n,>idfd for about ^verity years in the Sandwich Islands, sujkc partieu- 
la'ly on thu inilaence New Knirland had exerted on these i.-^huuls, wtiieh are last 
npprniiehing chtlr centenniarjubilce, (or on the 19lh ot January, 1778, Capt. Cook 
made theml-nowa to the civilized world. 

Tiianks V, ere voted to Judi^e Austin tor his paner. 

The librarian reported ao donations in September, 4G volumes, 132 pr.raphlcts, be- 
sides other articles. U L- 

Tiic corre-^pondin" secretary reported the acceptance of correepondins membership 
by Jo<^enh Andre drsimir Cbutc of xMarseilles, France, and Divie IJothune MeCartee 
of Tuki) Ja-an ; ai.d of resident membership by lion. Charles K. Train ot Boiton, 
(Je,)r-e L. A':?tin of Cambrid-c, Frederick Pv. Noaise ot Boston, tlie llev. John 
V.eiss of Bo-^ton, the liev. Charles W. IJayea of Portland, .Me., and the Uon, ^a- 

"'johntvard Dean,' Albert H. Hoyt, Jeremiah Colbarn, WiUirim B. Trask and 
Charles W. luttle, were chosen the piiblisliinij coDrmittee for 13/6-7. 

RnOLiE-ISLAND rilSTORICAL SoCIETY. 

Providence, Tuesday, Oct. 3, IS76.— A quarterly aieeting of this Society was held 
this evenin'^. the Hon. Z;ic'iariah Allen. LL.D., in tlie ch;nr. 

A laru'e number of donations were announced, aud several resident aud corresp jnd- 
incT members were elected. . 

A proposition for a monument to Kini; Philip was rcfen-ed to a comimttee con- 
Fi.«tin-r of Rev. Dr. Alexis Caswell, Dr. George L. Collins and Samuel W . Church. 

The' Rev. Edwin M. Stone read extracts Irom Gen. Sullivan s Bn^-ade Orderly 
Book at Cambrid-c. :\Iasa., in the summer of 1775. This brigade consistea ot three 
New Hampshirel-egiments, commanded respecUvely by Cols. John ^/-ai'K, BnoCQ 
Pour, and James Keed ; and three I\lassacbasett6 regiments, commanued by Cols. 
Nixon, Mansfield and Dooiittle. 

October 21.— A special meeting was h-ld this evening, vice-president Allen in the 
chair. B. F. PaboJie was chosen secretary pro tern. 

Rev. Edwin M. Stone, the cabinet-keeper, announced several donations, among 
them a framed portrait of Joseph K. Brown. , 

AViHiam A. Mowry read an interesting paper on the History of the Cherokee na- 
tion, dwellini particularly up<m the evidences of great mental ability sometimea 
lound amonglhe Indians, and the unchristian treatment which this tribe has receiv- 
ed by the whites. ,- J ,, 

Remarks upon the paper were made by Messrs. Allen, Stone, Mowry and otners. 

Nocember 21.— A meeting was held this evening, the president, the Hon. Samuel 
G. Arn(j]d, in the chair. q,, p 

Prof. J. L. Diman, D.D., of Brown University, read an able paper on i-je i^' 
htionof the Uttoman Empire to European P<.luies,'^ which was listened to »v'i 
earnest interest. ■ • l ♦■ 

\' ice-president Allen made a few remarks en this paper, and related an inciie:-i 
■'•'•hich he witnessed in Turkey, illustming a pleasing phase of Turks.-ti ehanitjter. 
Red. on his m.jtioa, seconded by Amos Perry, the thanks of the Society were v.'ieU 
to Prof. DLman. 



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124 2^'ecrology of Historic, Genealogical Society. [Jan. 

NECROLOGY OF THE NEW-ENGLAND HISTORIC 

geneal(;gical society. 

Prepared by the Rev. Samukl Cutlek, Historiographer of the Society. 

The Rev. FRF.nrRicK \7irxrAii Chapman, A.M., a resident member, wns born in 
Canfield, Obij, November 17, ISOO, and died July 21, 1876, nt his residence in 
Kocky Hill, Ct. He was a de-cend.inC in the seventh •renoration from Uoh-rt'- 
Chapman (many years town clerk of Saybrook, Conn., inwfiich C'jvvn his iifsrjfndants 
havt ■ " ' ■-■,•■ •■ . 




Mr. Chapmnnwadeft early in lile, by the death of his father, to rely upon bi.^ 
O'.vu escitions to obtain a collegiate education. He was prej)ared for cuile"-e under 
the instruction of Dea. Elizur \Vri-!it (Y. C. 1781), and in 1S24 entered Yale Col- 
lego, horn which he frraduated in 13-28. After teaching the academy at Siiaron one 
\car, Lc eiiLcroa the I'iviuiiy cScuuul of Yale College, wiiere he xrraduated in 1632. 
Ho was urdai."^ ;d pastor ot the Cou_irre2-ational churcli in Stratiord, Ct.. Sent 5* 
183-' ; rfKi.'Mcd May lU. I;-39 ; and May 29, wu.s iuKalled at Deep River. Ct., where 
he remamed till Oct. 1. l-^oO. He tlicn removeil to S^outb Glastonbury, Ct where 
he was pastor from Oct. 24, I;^j(t, to Oct. 29, 1851. In these three places he filled 
the pastoral office twenty-rwo years, aiding during this time a number of youn"- men 
to fit for college, hearing them rtcito without ehuvire. In these years between five 
and six hundred pupils shared his instrnccions, o^er thirty of whr^m enterer] the 
learned proft•:^si;.ns. In 18.54 lie removed to tUinirton, Ct., and was principal c'f it3 
high school tib. lSo3, for tbur and a half years (io5lVGl) of this time t-uppiylngihe 
church at A\ e.-t^tallord, Ct., and subsequently that of JJoiton, Ct., to which "to%v-n 
he removed, residing there till 1664. From 1^6^ to 1666 he had charge of the church 
at East Hampton, Ct., and from 1866 to 1871 that of i'ro'^pect, Ct.,%vh"ich was his 
last ministerial charge, he having been actively enga^-ed in the ministry for npaWy 
forty years. In 1871 he remuved to Rocky Hill, Ct.^ where he devoted himself to 
genealogical studies, for which he always had a great taste. He published the 
gencaloiiies of six families, namely: Chapman (l:i54), Pratt (1>5G4), Trowbrid^-^ 
(1872), Buckingham (lr:2), C.jit (1874). and Rulkeley (1S75), besides leavin- !a 
differen,- stages ut preparation the Gnswold, Robbins, Bushneil, Post and Hooker 
genealogies, also collections c.nicei-ning other families. Mr. Chapman was deeid^id 
in his convictions, frank and fearless in the expression of his religious symnathies 
a faithful and successful pastor and teacher, a true friend and a cheerful and'coii'^'ist- 
ent Christian. He married May 6, 1833, Emily Hill, daughter of Henry and Emily 
Bill of W'estbrook, Conn., she being also a descendant, in the direct line, of R'^bert 
Chapman; she died March 30. 1854. By her he had three children : l'. Frfd^rirk 
Willmin, Jr., born May 21, 1838, at Strati.. rd. Conn.; married July 16. 1861, Sarah 
Cook, eldest daugnter of Alvin nnd Hannah Spencer of Deep River ; he died Sept. 
17, 1865, leaving one child, Euiily Williams, born Feb. 26, 1865. at Deep River 2." 
Mary Einilij, born Aug. 12, 1810. at Deep River; married Julv 15, 1^=68, Isaac Rob^ 
inson of Atlanta, (ia. ; died Oct. 2, 1868, at Atlanta. 3. Henry AInsha, the ^r^iler 
of the sketch of v/hich this is an abstra.et. born Sept. I, 1345, at Deep RiVer, Conn.; 
married Nov. 4, l>567, Victorine Annette, second daughter of Alvin and Hannah 
Spencer of Deep River ; resides at 12 Cantoii Street, Hartford, Ct., where be may 
be addres.-ed on the subject of his farher's manusorints. 

Mr. Chapman married secon^ily, 2>'ov. 7, lh.05, i'lrs. Caroline Crooks, widow of 
John Crooks ot East Longmeadow, :Mass., and daughter of Saniuel and Hannah 
Strickland of Elhni^ton, Conn., who survives him. 

He became a member of this s.jeiety June 5. 1653, and was vice-president for the 
atate of Connecticut Irom Jan. 1859 to Jan. 1365. 

.The Hon, Ciurlzs Wentworth UrmM, A.M., a corresponding m^mb'^r wx" 
born in St. John, N. £., May 4, 1802 ; died in Salem, Ma£.<5., Juue^'io, 1875, 'aged 



1877.1 JV'ecroIorpj of Historic, Genealogical Society. 125 

73 years 1 month U day-;. IL; was- a ^/^n of the Hon. Joshua' and M:iry (Chuiull^r) 
l.'j"!..iia,;uv.i a dos^renJiiut of ^ci/m' Uplinm of M.iMen (a sionealojrv of whose descend- 
Mits is printed in the K::uiiTF.i:, xxiii. oG-".-^, 130-13)), throu'^h yiiivrhns,''- w. Iluth 
Wo^A ; Phimhaa,^ w. Mnvy Mellins ; Phiarhns,' w. 'J'aru/cn llili ; Jahcz,*- w. 
Kafhron ; and Josivia} above, his father, 
'ii.c tarliivt years uf Mr. Uph;iia were papsod in the extreme outKcttlorncntH of the 

troviiioe of New Brunswick. Ac about eiu;ht years of ai;e be was pla-.-ed in tho 
;itin S-hoi;! at St. Juhn. When between ten and twelve yearn of a Lie bo went 
into an apotlieoaryV shop, and then on a farm in N';)Va Scotia, in the vailey uf 
Annapoli--. On the I4tli of June, 181B, !to left that country for Boston, where be 
nrrivcd on the iiTth of June. Under the tuitmn of Dea. Samuel Gieele he litted fu' 
li;irvp.rd Colieire. which be entered in 1S17, taking bis first dei^n-ec in IS21. After 
ypendinp; Jie usual time in preparatory .-tudics at the Ca'abridiroThjoloi^ical School, 
be was ordained as c.jlloaLnn; pastor tu the Kev. J^iiu Prince, U..D., over thu First 
t timrii in Salem, Mass., Dec. 6, 1804. Un tiie Sth of December, i'!>14. be resigned 
the pastoral olHce in conseipience of a severe bn.mchial afleetion. Mr. Upham niar- 
rii\l, March 21, ISCO. Ann Susan, daughter kA the Kev. Abiel Hulmes, D.D., of 
Cambi-idge, and sister of O'iver \Veudell ibilmej. 

Duiing the miaistry cf Mr. Upliaui, in Saieui, he published n variotv of discourses 

and tracts on theological and historical subjects, llis histuiifal addresses at the 

dt-Jieation of a new meeting-house for the "" First Church iu Salem," in IHOfi, and 

\ «t t'l" '"-'nplev; T. of its ^couu century in i^■2y. were the result of much research. 

f In 1803 he'published a theulogical wi.rk entitled " Letters on the Logos."' In l832. 

a V tlunio entitled " Lecture ; uu AVitclicraft '' was published, which reached a second 

r edition, and in 183:^ a •" Life of Sir Henry Vane.'' Omittin!5 a recital of his pub- 

[ lished writings from 1S35 to 1S67, and referring our readers to the " Cyclopaedia of 

: American Literature" f)r details which our space will not allow, we mention that 

I in 18t)7 appeared, in two vuiumts. " Sakin Witchcraft; with au account cf Salem 

I ,■ Villaire, and a History of Opinions on Witchcraft and Kindred SubjecLs " {anie 

xsii. 100). It was followed by '"Address on the F:e-D.dicatioD of the First 

Caurch in Saiem, l-^fiS " ; " Memoir of Francis Peabody, IStiO " ; '■ Salem Witcli- 

I omit and Cotton Mather; A Reply, 1870." In 1873, be completed the "'Life of 

Timothy Pickering," begun by Octavius Pickering, by the ii^sue of three addi- 

i; ti'inal volumes (fin/e xsiii. 48f> ; xxviii. 350). 

S _ In 1850, Mr. L'pliam was elected mayor of Salem. During his administration he 

': intr.xluced a more efficient system of Police. He also secured the requisite appri> 

I priations and arrangements for the establishment of a State Normal School in riiat 

I city. He was a member of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts in 1849, 

f l-'O'Jani 1860, and of the Senate in 18j0, 1857 and 1858. Of tlie Secacj ho was 

.. wnanim )usly chosen president the two last named years. Hi.s efforts in the Legisia- 

f Inre were chiefly directed to the interests of education, and to the improveuicnt of 

•^ the statute law of the Commonwealth. He was a member of the Massachusetts 

Cunbtitutional Convention in 1853. 
I .In the Thirty-third Congress of the United States, Mr. Upham represented the 

I Sixth Di^itrictof Mas^achusetts. from 1853 to 1855. As chairman of a select com- 

^ tuittce on the Smithsonian Institution, he advocated, in an elaborate report, the 

f'-'licy of making it the foundati ,n of a lil^rary, on a scale to which its means are 
^ uliy adequate, worthy of a nation already acknowledged as a first-rate power in the 

l ^"!"id, an<l whose strennfth and glory are in the diffusion of universal knowledge 

ft.'ivjrg all its people. Mr. L'pham'spolitical life was distinguished liy the utmost 
\ '^'blity to those interests of his constituents, whether public or private, for wliicti 

\ fhty liau any claim on his attention. His course, moreover, was nrarked by sevcni 

i J-'rii'^.rtant services of a more "-eneral nature, and some of national bearing ana 

I uulity. 

I ^^<-' wa.s admitted a member of this society Feb. 4, 1847. 



Jn.rpn BRiDLEi' VARNcy. A.M., a corresDondinj member, admitted Feb. -4, 
I--'-^. wr-.s hK)rn in Wa^hin^ton. D. C, April 4', 181S,1ind died at Astoria. L .n.; H- 
jn<i. Itec. 31. 1871. He was a direct descendant of Samuel Varnum. wii.. rime 
'/••^i Kiu'l;,nd in 1G50, and s( ttled in E~.-ex County. Mas^acliu-^etts. H'-* KitiK-r. 
» »:i>.-,.\hieh,ll Varnum, was a son of Lien. Joseph Bradley Varnum, .;d w!i;.m a 
«t'!ehisprmted in the Register, xxvii. 060. and Mhose ancestry isgnen lu Lpjiiio s 
i«-rnMirH of the Rhode Island Bar, p. 115, and in tho RmcisxEa, v. "'J-*l- , . . . 

«!'; graduated at Yale College in 1S38, and studied law in the office ol Chicl oua- 



126* jSfecrology oj Historic, Genealogical Society. [Jan. 

tice Taney, at Baltimore, whoro lie vras admitted to tlic bar and practised for several 
y^nrs. fl? t!ifi) r-'m ivcrl ro New York, v/hcre he practised law until lii-i doatli. In 
1813, be married S'usan M. (.Jraium, dan.t,'iitor of Niitliari IJ. (jJrahum. Ksq., of Now 
Yo;k. He soon became promincfiC in proftf'sional, pi)'.'i:il nml nrtisfic circles, and 
also took an active part in p jiitics. lie was elected toilie New Yurk r.eL;islattire in 
1&50, 1631 and 1837, and was a candidate fjr Conirres.s in 1S5:J and 1SJ7. In 1^58 l;o 
was arpin n')miiiaied fi;r Congress, hut for personal rea^ona declined to be a candi- 
date, althouirh his election would have heoii certain. From 1857 to 1S71 he took hut 
little active part in politic s, althouirh in IbRS he was elected Ald;ruian, and fni- ten 
years otiiciattd as one of the City Fathers. In 1871, hi; was piomint-iit in the move- 
ment fur the o\erthrow of the Tweed Kinuj. wa? a Icadini; mcmhcr of the Coiuinittec 
of Seventy and of the Council of Political Reform, and devoted mncli time and labor 
to secure the success of the movement, lie was also one of the original members of 
the Century and Union Leaijue Club-;, and an iniluential member of other literary 
and scicntiijc organization-;. His IJrot wife died in IS.'w, leaving one cidll, and in 
1803 Mr. Varnum married Helen M. Taylor, daughter of Eoberr L. Tayjor, then a 
merchant of New York : she died in 1S73, leavinf; four children. Mr. V'arnnnx wan 
a lari^^e proi)cri.y owner in W'ashington, D. C, aud was always an active and etlieient 
frieiid of tb.e iJi -trice of Colum'.>ia, and contributed lariroly toward.s beaatiiyin:; tiie 
city byerecciiig large and boai.tifal buildings upon hlshuid.-! there. He was the author 
of two books relating to Washington, viz. : " The Sent of Cuvcrmnent of the (>nited 
States " and the '• W;i«hiii?ton Sketch Book " ; ho also was a frcijuent Contributor 
to the newtpopers and magazines upon all subjects. He was a ready and forcible 
speaker, not .«o much eloquent as aigumeiitative and convineiiig. 

Mr. Varnura leit hve i. hiidren surviving him : — Jaiacs M. (who furnished the sketch 
of which this is an abstract), b. June 20, ISIS, gra.luated at Yale College lb(3S,aad 
is now practising law in New Y'ork ; ^Stixaii iiraiiam, b. Jan. 2fi, 1-Cl; .Robert 
lykr, b. Feb. lb, 1865 ; Helen Louise, b. Oct. 1SG6 ; Arry Lenox, b. 1671. 

The Rev. TVilu.\m Btet-l SrR.\GrE, D.D., of Albany, N. Y., a corresponding 
member, admitted Oct. i5, 1617, was the son of Benjamin and Sybil (Buell) Spragae, 
and was born at Andover, Conn., Oct. IG, 1795. He died at I'lushin.-, L. I., May 7, 
1876, aged 80. 

His grandfather was John Sprague, who married Susannah Hodges, of Taunton, 
and who removed from Lebanon to Andover, Conn. The family is descended froL": 
Francis Sprague, an early settler of Dusbury. (See Soule'd " Memorial of the 
Spragues," p. 40, and Winsor's "' History of Huxbury," p. 317.) His mother was 
the diaughter of l>ea. Benjamin Buell, of Andover, who was a native of Kiliing- 
vorth, born April 4, 1722. She died May 26, 1S28. The father of Dr. Spiugue 
died Jan. 31, 1837. 

Dr. Sprague was fitted for college at Colchester Academy, by Dr. Abiel Abbot, 
of Coventry. He graduated at Yale College in 1815, and for nearly a year thereafter 
was a private tutor in the family of Major Lawrence Lewis, a nephew of Gen. 
Washington, who resided on a part of the original Blount Vernon rdautation. He 
entered the Thec'Iogical Seminary at Princeton in the autumn of 18 U', and remained 
till the spring of l!5l9. In lol'J, he removed to West Springfield, Mass., and Aug. 
25 was settled as colleague pastor with t!ie Rev. Joseph Latbrop, D.D., over t:;e 
first Congregational church, wdiere he remained ten year.s. 

Dr. Sprague removed to Albany, N. Y'., and i;u Aug. 26, 1829, was installed pas- 
tor of the second Presbyterian church in that city, from whence his fame as a scholar 
and popular writer has spread in our own and other lands. His long ILsc of writings 
commences with an Installation sermon in 1820. In 1822, he published a t durae "i 
" Letters to a Dau:.:hter," which being issued anonymously, was soon af:er pu'"^ 
lished in Great Britain, and then re-pablished in America as an English b'j'jk. I^» 
1828 he vi-ited Europe, and again in 1836. During his visit in 182?>, his •' Lettei-s 
from Europe " were published. The productions uf his pen, however, a,reso numer- 
ous that, fer want of space, we refer those intetestcd to the " Cyclopcedia of Ameri- 
can Literature," vol. i. p. 707, and xXUibone's " Dictionary of Authors," vol. ii. p- 
2211. The fondness of Dr. Sprague for biographical study is well known, and is 
illustrated by Lis collection of autogra|.ibs, s-aid. to be one of tiie largest, if nof ttiP 
largest, in the country. His "Annals of the American Pulpit," a collection ot 
biographies of leading clergymen of all the principal denominailcns, of whioii nine* 

* Vol. i. acd ii. Con^Trcgation.i'i; iii. ami iv. P-osbrtcrian ; v. Episcopal; vi. Baptist; ^i'- 
Methodist; viii. Unitarian; ijf. Uaited Pieibyterica, L'uthera,u, and Dutch litforineU. 



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vi'Iiimis were published between tlic years IBf)? and 18G9, in a remarkable and rnlu- 
:iMi.- oontrllnitinn to Aiiioriran bioj^raphy. The deforce of D.D. was conferred upon 
J.Mi'. by Cohiinbia Cullv^'c in 16"-'b, nodby Harvard CoUt-^^e in lb-18 ; and that ot 
!,o.[>. by New Jerecy in 1869. 

Cn.M'.i.KS C.iMrBKix, Esq., a corro»;j)ondiri2: member, was born in Petcrbburj;, 
Vir;;i:iia, May 1, 1807, and died July 11, WH'i, aged GO years, lie waH tlie i'>n of 
Juliu \Vils«.)n, and Mildred Walker ("Moove) Campbell, lli.s father, the author of a 
" Jli-tory of Virginia," publisheil in 181.3, was a native of llockbridije Co., Va., 
nnd wa.s descended /rom the " Scoteh-lrirh," distingui.shed in tiie '* Valley of Vir- 
piuia " for their j)atrioti8m and sterling; worth, liin mother was the f^randdaiiu'hter 
of Anne l-vatherine (dauj,diter of Alexand'.'r Spotswuod) and Jicrnurd Muore, of 
Cliel^ca, King ^Villiam Co., Va. Mrs. Campheli still smTives, at the rijic age 
of ninety-one years, and resides witli her son, Alexander S., n.ar \\'arrenton, Va. 

The early educatinii of Mr. Cam|)bell was entrusted for about five years to Peter 
0>)ke, a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin. At the age of fixreen he eutert;d the 
S.jplu>more cln:-s of New Jersey College, from whence he graduated wiiji the first 
IiouorB in \6-2b. He nest attended the law school of Chancellor Jlenry St. George 
Tueka-, at Vv inchester, ^'a. ; was duly licensed, and entered upon the practice of 
the profer-sion in his native city. His legal career was ii)t:;rru(ited by tickness in 
ly2',i-;?0, and permanently abandoned. His health somewhat improving, he v.'as 
f'nnloyed for a tiine as an engineer upon the Petersburg railroad, then being con- 
pu-ueted. 

Mr. (,'ampbell was twice married : first, to Elvira N. Callaway, of TociUR, Monroo 
C.-.., E;ist Tennessee, iSepi. lo, 1S36. She died Aug. 8, 1837, leaving one child, 
Callaway, born July, 1837, now residing in Murray Co., Tenn., a farmer, and un- 
married ; second, to Anna IJurdsall, of l^iahway, N. J., Sept. 4, 1850, by whom ho 
had four children : three, Mary, Nanny and Charles, with his widow, survive him, 
aud li\e in Fredericksburg, Va. 

From 1837, Mr. CampbeU was employed in the office of his father, who was Collector 
of Ciistuins in Fredericksburg. He conducted a select classical school from about the 
year lS-i-2 to 1855, when he became the principal of the Anderson Seminary, of 
Petersburg, which position he held until the inauguration of the present free-school 
system of die State. As an educator of the young, Mr. Campbell was in the highest 
degree successful. Loving learning he was a devoted student. His numerous pupild, 
who hold in grateful esteem and respect his exalted c|ualities of heart and mind, 
Dubly vindicate the measure of his goodness and usefulness. 

But however honorable his career as a teacher, iNlr. CampbeU is better known and 
appreciated as an author, and historian of his native state. He was an early mem- 
ber of the old " Historical and Philosophical Society of Vi? ginia ' ' ; and its Kegister 
v.as enriched with cheerful oiFerings frum his pen. To tlie " Southern Literary 
Messenger " he made contributions of antiiiuarian and historic interest and value, 
from its commencement in 1831 to its termination in 1864. ,^ . > . 

Uis works published in book f^rm, are : ',■•.>.• 

1. The Bland Papers, Edited, with notes and an introduction. 

2. Introduction to the History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia. 
8vo. 1847. 

^3. A Brief Introduction to a Reprint of Beverley's History of Virginia. 8vo. 
IS55. 

4. History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia, from its Firet Set- 
tlemerit to the Peace of 1783. 6vo. 1860. 

5. The Orderly Book of General Andrew Lewis. 1860. 

.6. Jilaterial f;:>r a Brief Memoir of Juhn Daly Burk, author of a History of Vir- 
r-nia. ^8vo. 18.38. 

7-^ Genealogy of the Spotswood Family in Scotland and Virginia. 6vo. I86S. 

-ir. Campbell alsol^ft in manuscript a fJiary of the late war; articles designed 
I'jr maga.-^ine piiblici-tion ; and letters and autographs of distinguished men, who 
^^tV: ^"^hered among his appreciative correspondents and friends. 

ihough his life had been marked by evidences of Christian faith, it was not until 
the yejir \Ki\) that he o;i-'aiv nrofessed his crust in JesL;s, as his .8aviour, by uniting 
*"tii the TabWtreet J^re.-.r.vienan church of^ Ids native city. His remains wero 
ao|Mx<ife,] in x,hc <Jld Biaudford Cemetery, near Petersburg. July 1-J, 1876. _ 
^ lie was admitted a member Oct. 6, 1800. In the Richmcnd Dtspu'ck for Sept.__ 
sand Potter's Anierican Monthly for December, 1376, will bo found memoirs ot 



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128 ITecrologii of 11! dor ic, Genealofjical Socieij. [Jan. 

Mr. Cornpbcll by R. A. Brook, of Riclimond, Va., from wLich, and an autf)I>i(>- 
f;i-apliical uianu^'jvipt in the urclii^oH of this ^iocicly, tlie pittdL-ut sketch Las been 
prepurcd. 

Prepared by Albhui II. Hoyt, A.M., of Eostoa. 

The Hon. Thomas Hicks Wyxne, a cuneHpondiiiL'; miMnlwr, admitted Oct. G, l^no, 
died ill PJchiiioiid, VirLi;inia, on W'ednesiiay, the 21th of l-'ifbriiary, 1875, in tho 
fifty-t^ixth yp:ir of liis a;.^o. lit; was the sixth chiM of Williatiis'^ii and A^nes Mar- 
garet (iluriiy) Wynne, of riiclmiond. wheie he w.is burn on tlie '2-2A ot Ja;!u:'.rj, 
ISJU. On hi.-5 fathers eidc he WHS (hseendrd from an old Viruinia liimdy; on tiie 
maternal side, from a well-known family, the Ii:iAiys, of Xortli Carolina. 

In 1S33, ■ulion he was in his tliirteeuth j''ar, his iattier died, h-avirur hi.-- family in 
etraitcned rircimistanccs, and uiainJy dependent 'upon ihi.s son for their .srpport. 
At the age of fourteen he waw apprenticed to a lirm of iron-h>unders and macldn- 
ists in Itichmond, with whuia he remained nntil hertnehed his majority. 

During- tiie.-e years of apprenticeship and iiard t j:1 he devoted much of his leisure 
to study and reading. It is said, tiiat nut iid'requeiitly he ate liis dinner %vith ?. tM,(,!i 
in hi; hand. By hi.s exciaplary conduct and applicatii;n to but-iness, he acquired tho 
reputation of bein^ a youni^ man of ni'jre than ordinary industry, hd'.lity and ability, 
lie di.^playtd such mechanical skill, joined to the qiuilitie^ already named, that he 
was pelect.^d . coon after he completed hi.s apprentu'e.^hip. fur Eunerintendt-nt of a 
IcrTC establishment in Richmond en^^aged in manufacturing maohincry. iiere ho 
remained till the j"enr 18.j9. 

Suou wai' his manifest ability and practical caprscity that hs was soon called to 
other positinns ol trust and responsihdity. He held the ofHce of superintendent of 
the city g;is-works, and then the joint oOices of president and superintendcni: of the 
Richmond and Petersburg Railroad, for several years. He was abo president of the 
Westham Iron \\ orks, treasurer of the Southern Telegraph Comj^any, and superin- 
tendent of the southern division of the Pullman Palace Car C'lmpany. 

Colonel V.'ynne served repeatedly as a member of the city Council, and was actively 
interested in promoting useful local impruvement.e. He wos never a politician, and 
not an otlice-sceker, but he was frequently elected to the lower branch of the 
legislature, between the years ISCI and 1872. In the latter year he was chosen to a 
seat in the state senate, and held this ofEce at the time of his death. 

Amid all these urgent and weari.^ome duties, he found time to prosecute his favovite 
studies and avocations. He was a frequent contidbutor to the Southern Liternry 
Messenger in its most prosperous days ; an active member of the Virginia Literary 
and Philosophical Society, and for some years before his death had been the Cor- 
responding Secretary and Librarian of the Virginia Hi:? :orical Society. — to whose 
revival after the war he successfully devoted much time, labor, and money. He 
became thoroughly acquainted Mdrh the history of his native state, and of the 
contiguous states, and of their ancient families. Upon the'=;e subjects he has for 
many years past been recognized as a high authority. Colonel Wynne was a fre- 
quent contributor to the daily jiress. 

Among his contributions to historical literature was his History of Mason and 
Dixon's fjinc, which appeared in 1851». He also printed in book-ljrm, at his own 
cost, a series of volumes known as '" Wynne's Historical Documents, from the O'd 
Dominion," consisting of the William'^hurg Orderly Rook, the W'estover Mnnu- 
ecripts, a memorial of the Rolling Family, illustrate l", and the Vestry Rook of Hen- 
rico Parish, with an account of St. Joh.n Church (liichmond). He contributed to 
the literature of North Carolina '"The Narrative of Colonel David Fanning," and 
*' Historical Documents relatin;^ to the old Nurt!i btate." 

He employed the photoiirapiiic art to reproduce and preserve likenesses of objecf 
of historical or antiquariau uiterest, and distributed copies of these pictures among 
the public societi'.s. 

As chairman of t!ie iilirary committee of the State legislature. Colonel Wynne 
•\yas largely instrumental m devising means h.,r enlarging and enriching the State 
library, and for restoring, as far as possible, other ancient papers and valuable ducu- 
mentft which had been carried away without authority, or stolen duricj: the war or 
after its close, He had a:.>o sucojL'itd in inducing tiie legi^^.uure to begin the pub- 
lication of some ot the mosc important papers in Its archives. 

In testimony of his attainments and of his labors in the Held of historical investi- 
gation, C'l.'Ionel Wynne received an election to nicnihership in several hi;sD;rical, 
antiquarian, and numismacicai socictits of the United iStates. To these he coniribu- 



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tcJ generously. To tliis Society he made frequent and valuable donations of ho.)k8 
niid i>:»niri'ilots ; nnd in liis rorrt'sj>ijii'.iin(!e with eome of our ineiiihcrri orrcn ox- 
TirL-sscd Ins lively apprfciation of tin- aiii and einvjuraireinciit be iiad rueeivcd in 
his efforts tu ix-vivo and estublisli the lliacoricul Society of \'ir^irua, and to pruniolc 
it? object^. 

In liis last Will, cxecuttd but a sliort time iiefitre bis deatli, b<; iiianire«trd !ii'« 
rcL'ard lor t!iij, and for the -Amorifnii Anriiinarian .Sjci(;ly, as wt-U an Ibr tiiat of 
Vni^inia, by it!sertin;| a ])rovisiijn uutiijri;;iiii; oao!) of tiic societies named to scleci 
from his rich collection of Iiook^j and p;Mni)h!et> such as tlioy tni;rht desire. 

His labors came to an end while the laa.-ti-r-win-kcr had his hand yet upon them. 
IIi< plans niuit be earned out by others, if they shall ever come to fruition, liis 
o.vample, at least, will abide, — that of one who, without the ndv.inca.Q,':s obrainaiih" 
hy weahh or fair.ily inllutncc, and with'uit the beuciits of thoroui^di mental trainin;; 
in early life, nevertheless by encr^iy, integrity,- (Jdtdity, and felf-culture, won his 
way tc) the affectionate regard of all who knew him, and to the highest confidence of 
the public. Anliqua homo viriute acfuie. 



BOOK NOTICES. 



A Critical Dictionary nf English Literature, and British and American Author^, 
Jjiving and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nuietrrntii 
Cvniury. Containing over Forty-Hii Thousand Articles {Authors) , with Forti/ 
Indexes of Subjeeis. By S. Austin' Allibone. [.Nlotto.] Philadelphia: J. li. 
Lippincott Sc Co. 1874. [Three vols. Royal 8vo. pp. 3l-bO.] 

We trust it is not too late to notice thi great bibliographical work of Mr. Alli- 
bone, altliough it is now five years since the hist volume Tvas given to the jiubiic, 
tiie first one having been published in 1S53. 

This DIctiorary of FJni^lish Literature, as it is very properly called, embracer-* 
more than would ordinarily be included in a work of its kind, and may be said to 
cover three distinct fields : 1. Biographical sketches of Biiti.>h and Ameriean au- 
thors, literary, scientific, legal and medical. II. Bibliography of their works. 
III. Criticisms. In each of tliese departments the dictionary is m.jre complete than 
any similar work in the English languacje. It is true that we have historic- and 
cyclopedias uf English literature, but the<e have notices of but a very small propor- 
tion of a'.ithors, the fullest containing but eight hundred and fifty out ol Hiorc than 
thirty t lousand. The biographies ot lit'Tary men are still laore deiicient, for if we 
tiike our largest biographical dictionaries we find that only those writers are noticed 
Vtho are well known, or have made tlieir mark in the world. Mr. Allibone noliees 
ill British and American authors, devoting much space to those holding rhe hi::he-t 
rank, but less to those not distinguished. Hence of such men as Hume, Gibbon, 
Kurke, Uallam, Brougham, Scott, Macaulay, Prescott and Irving, we have extcmi- 
e^l critical essays on their works, more elaixjrate, indeed, than are to be found in 
any other books. Tlie critical essays that usu'.'lly accompany th.e memoirs of lite- 
niry men are but the opinions of one writer. Thus .Moore lias told us of Byron ; 
frior, of Burke ; Lockhart, of Scott ; Tieknor, of Prescott ; Foster, of Dickens ; and 
frevelyan, of Macaulay ; but in these memoirs and criticisms we have but the ojjin- 
ioas oi their several biographers. Mr. Allih(jne gives us. in the first place, a brief 
biography of his subject sufficient to trace his histor\'. This is generally as full a-; 
»s given in hiographicnl dictionaries. Then, in tlie criticisms on^their writ;n::s. v/*; 
.have not c^nly the opinion of Mr. Allibone, but opiruons of a Ihtzc number of e.-say- 
'"Ks and cvitie.s well kc 'wn iu the literary world ; th.e opinio.qs of reviewers, leeturer?-, 
*^'- I^?t us, for example, look at the notice of Edmui.d J-iurke. Upon his wriiini'-. 
^■e have the opinions of P^r. Johnson, Artliur Murphv, Prior, Lord Je.'ney, i'rof. 
^au'ch, Dupild Stewart, Williara Pitt, Ciiarles James Fox, Sheridnn, Grattau'. Bobert 
"all. Mackintosh, Lord Macaulay, Lord Brougham, &c. Dr. .fuhn.son, a man of 
m.,re varied learning, is handled in a different manner. First he is cxaunued ar- -'i 
r''t. s.xond as an e-~ayist, third as a lexicographer, fourth as a critic, fifth on hi-i 
^Jy.o uf c.jniposition, sixth on his appearance, manners and conversation, whih: in 
"It seventh we have an analysis of his moral and religious character. Uuder thcr*; 
''<vtr,il heads the great doctor is critically examined by various writers. This in a 
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loO Boch Kctices. [Jan. 

veiv rciuliJiIe arrivlo, nrul UlU eleven pajres of the dictionary, equal t) forty-four 
()C-i;;\(.i pOi;' y like ijuicnlL's or PvcscoU's iil-cnrioH. The nrtiele on i":ir Walter Scutt 
fiU-^ sixteen pi:i;es, and Inoliidc^ notices of hi? writini^s hy Kdw.inl Kverett, "who knew 
hi.n personally: by Ljekhart, Sir JnmeH MackintoHh, Iliizlitt, William ilowitt. Ijudy 
l>te>sini,'Cu!i, Aliriijii, h'ir F. Pal;:rare, I/irii .fohu Knssell, Tl.:'.f^k',r.\y, C;\rlyle and 
<j>l;'.il.-cone. The hi ii^TP.oliiep.l sketcii is very full. This is foUuued by a list of iSir 
\Valter'.s pnl.Jications ; after \'-'Lii>jh he is er.nniined as a poet, a novelist, [>)T the 
chaniefer and in'Juenee of hie writings, and lat^tly he is examined as a man. S>:> 
eonijilete an analysis of the churacier and \\ritin^sof the great novelist has never 
before apjieared. 

The notice of John ^^iIton an'] his writing's is even more full than that of Scott, 
and fiil.'. no lo? than tw.'Uly-ci'/hi ]> iijcs. First, Me have a list of tlie editi'ins >A' his 
^vovk;^ with notices ot his liioL;vapi;ers and Couunentators. This is followed by criti- 
cal (.pillions. T!ien he is cricicixid as a poet, a prose writer and a pi>litician. 
Anion.; MiltonV hioc^raphers and coiuraentators we find the names of Pi>pe, John- 
son, Addison, Pryden, Cowper, Soiithey, Hume, Seott, ilnlhiui, Campbell, Cole- 
ridge, Robert Hall, Krou'Thapj, Mackintosh, Landor, Maeaulay, Schlegid, Te;^ncr, 
Racine, Chateaubriand, Channing, Prescott, Everett, and more than twenty othera 
fa;i!0U8 in litiTiirure. Surely fioni such an array of critics, the opinions of whom 
are civen at length, one ought to get a pretty correct estimate of one of Rngland'e 
greatest writers. 

Of other mmi's di«tingiiished in literature, of which there are full notices, we find 
those of Pope, Runyan, Robertson, Swift, Toin Moore; Isaac Walton, of whose 
An'.;le.* thircy-ei:;ht editions are mentioned; Sir Phili]) Sidney, Horace Walpole, 
Charles .Lamb, Ryron, John Taylor the water-poet and his 13<i works ; Tennyson, 
Wordsworth, Theodore Parker. Ticknor, lienry Wlieaton, Longfellow, Lowell, 
Judge Story, Moses Stuan aad Charles Sumner. 

Eiit full as are tlse notices of Milton, Scott and others, all flill short of the elabo- 
rate notice of Shak^peare, the longest and most remarkable in the work, tilliag no 
less than forty-nine paces, and equal to two hundred pages of Prescott and Ban- 
croft's histories, or of Ticknor".? Spanish Literature. 

Mr. Allibone, as he had a right to do, lins availed himself of the labors of his pre- 
dece.<sors, Lowndes, Wiison, llaliiwell and Boini, in Shakspearian literature, to 
which he has made large additions, thereby making a bibliogruphy which in arrange- 
meat and tuiness surpasses them all. 

lie notices — L Editior.s of Shaksneare's works. 2. Critical opinions crt Snak- 
speare's works. 3. Shaksperlana. The editions of Sliakspeare's plays ai.d poems, in 
English, mentioned, numf'cr 16G ; French translations, 13; German translations, 57 
— o.'ie of these, SciilcgeFs, having passed tnrough eight editions. The tianslations in 
Dutch, L naiiisii and Poitugnesc are less in number. Uf all these full titles are 
given. The criticisms are all from ennnent writers, English and foreign. The 
Shakspcariana is a most Interesting department, presenting the titles of 954 pieces. 
The article closes with an index to the editors, commentators and translators men- 
tioned in the article. This is printed in four columns, and is most useful for refer- 
ence. This alpiiabeiical index exhibits a brilliant succession of great names, — the 
men who have distinguished themselves in almost every department of knowledge, 
and who, however divtrrse their pursuits and tastes, unite in paying willing tribute 
to the illustrious intellect which iias transcended them all. 

The forty indexes to the dictionary comprise a classitication of the subjects of the 
books noticed ; and tlien. under each subject, are the names of authors who have 
written upon it. On looking over the.'^e lists, we find 41S9 writers on history. On 
biography and correspondence are 4596 names; on divinity. l-3,8'29; on education, 
3119; poetry, 5;9i; voyages and travels, 33tiO ; medicine. 3>^05 ; fiction, 2-2.57 ; fine 
art-, 131C. if a student, tiiereiore, is desirous to find the various writers on botany, 
ireology, or an}' other subject, the index will show him their names. He has then 
But to turn to their I'arues in the dictionary, wiiere he will iind the title of the books 
.nought lor. I>y the vecr.pitulation it appears that the total number of names in the 
indtx is 75,158. Of author^. 4t5,499. 

Wc have said that Mr. Aliibone's dictionary i.s the most complete work of its kind 
in the Engli.-b langMi^-;. \\'e are now prepared to go fartlier, by .«aying that in no 
language is there so couijilcte a biLIiograpliical Work. A: the present time the two 
leacling bibliographical works are Brunet's Manuel du Lilraire. 5th edition, in six 
royal octavos, printed at Paris, l8^0-lSfi5 ; and Grassse's Trtsor de Itvres Bare et 
precieu.z, in eight quartos. i'rLsden, 1858, 18 — . Rut these two works, excellent; 
and useful as they are, embrace only the best books in ail languages. They are be- 



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sides without biosraphiciil Bkotchea or critical notices. The vrork'^ on Kn-lish 
hihlioC'ranhy now m )'=t referred to nrc LowriJes's Manual, in six diin(l<.'i'iiiio-r«!i'! 
\Vatt"ti Bibhothtca lifilrinnica, in i'.jur stout quartos — a work (jf wimdfrlu! lai,..r. 
Tlio latter \6 the only book which in its scope can at all cuuipare with the work of 
Mr. Allihone, althoui^h it is in every sense its iuleriur. 
Comniuniccited bj the lion. John R. Bartktt. 

The. Richardson Memoriah comprising a Full History and (jfjifahnjy of ihf. Po'tpiihi 



ViMO.v, Aulhur of tlio Vinton Memorial [ito. ite.]. Purcland, Ml-. : Ih-int>,-'l 

the Subscrihors by Brown, Tburston i Co. is'ti. [8vo. pp. xv.-iUll. Pri..;, 

a copy in clotli, or .■<() in half turkey L'lorocco binding.] 
GcTir.alogical and Biographical Shtches of the fiartktt Family in England, and 

Arncricn. iJy Levi Bartlett of Warner, N. II. 16T5-G. Lawrtnce : Go.j. ^;. 

Merrill &, Crocker, Printers. 1ST6. [bvo. pp. 114.] 
History of tJiC WlUcs Family in England and Normandy, vilh the JJ'riration fn'/n 

their Progenitors of some of the Descendants in the United Staies. lllustrn/rd leui 

steel-plate Portraits and plates of Coats-Armorial, and seals of the Bishops ///.v") 

oud Joctiya etc Weiles. By Alekrt ^VELLE3 New York : Albert Wt.;!.-, 

67 University Place. 1S76. [Svo. pp. 312.] 
The Laphani Fainihi Register, or Records of So7ne of the Descendants of 'Iho/na: 

Lapham of Scituate. Mass. in 1^35. By ^V^,LIAM B. Lapu.\«, M.l) 

Augusta: Sprague, Owen & Nash, Printers. Ihi'S. [Svo. pp. 3], with a Matik 

" Family Kegister '' appended.] 
Printed for Private Distribution. Family Record.^ of Some of the Des'-'ndants of 

Thomas Beshrdge (Bisbee) of Scituate, Mass., in I(i3-J. Compiled by \Vir.r.i.>M B. 

Lapuam, M.D Augusta, Me. : Press of lloman & Baduier. 1870. [-vo. 

pp. 48.] 

History and Records of the Kidder Family, 1876. Chicago : Cuhcr, Page, H(>yne & 
Co., Printers. 1876. [8yo. pp. 32.] 

The Rev. Mr. Vinton has no superior as a compiler of genealogies. lie liar j.-ro- 
duced many valuable books in this line, but the work before us, the *' Bicii-irl-on 
Memorial." surpasses tliem all in our opinion. Ilis tirst pui)!ish(.'d geue-.d.ijv w.is 
the '' Vintoa Meraorial," i&sucd in Ib'jS, which was followed in 1S64 by the "" Cii 




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132 Booh Notices. • [Jau. 

of I^.ivnley, Siic'es, wlio died in 1501, and li:vl fmir sons, three of ^horn. John, 
Ilichard and Thfimas ffem to have removed f'r,)iii Kornltj'. TiiC author thjiiii.s ihtso 
weio ii.)!m aad KichniJ ot Nowljiiry, and TliomaH, an cnrij i?ctil<.r of NV'aturtown. 
John of Envidevt!i.>no-e<i of his property tliere ill 1031, the year in which Jolm of 
Xewhury came" to N'ew lOni^dand. Col. IJarttelot thinks the fjarnley brothers may 
have eui'iirriUfd to America, [''^tracti from the frorrc;<pandence of that -fntieTLan 
with the'autitur ar.j i,'ivi,-n. We hope that researches will be continued till all 
doubt on the subject is rem -ved. _ 

Mr. Welles the author of" thn third book is president of the *' American Lolle?c 
of Heraldrv and (.;ene;iio;.rieal Ile,!i;i~try of New York," an institution which makes 
a business of investi jatin/ and record itiL'; pcdiijree.s in tliat city. Tiie book is :,'oiten 
up in a very hanvLs ime liianuer, av.d is e'uhelli.ihcd v.-ith .stecl-i)ortrait'5 ol diitm- 
guislied men bcarinir the name, beside^ other ole;rant illustrations. It is not Con- 
fined to any one family cither in Entilaud or AmcriCii, but the diCarent families are 
given witii more or loss fulness. 

Dr. Lp.phun;, of Au-Ubta, Me., the ai-.thor of t!ic two next genealogies, ttie Lap- 
ham and the iJisbee (or I'.csbed'^e) families, is sc^-t'tiiry of the Maine Gone iloijical 
and Biographical Society, and the editor of its periodical the •' Mninc Gene^)o;rift 
and l-)io^^^apl•er" {ante xxx. 137, 487). He is a thorou;^di invcsti^^ut jr and a cuvctul, 
■coni[)ilr!', to which his bjcks bear witness. 

Thi Kidder :;3nealo::v wns publisi-ied last summer by Samuel T. Kidder, thc-i of 
Beloit, Wis. . rrow of .\ndovcr. Mass. It is a reprint of the i^cnealv -y of this family, 
by Fi.d iL Kild,;r, pubiisned ia 1^.:>-J, in his History of New lp>wieb, N. H., with 
a continuation rivin:^ tlic dcsccndant> of Snnme! and Sara (Corbiu) Kidder, re.ainly 
in the line of his sijn Nathaniel of Wardsboro", Vt. ;Materinls f n-^ such a work 
were collected Ijy the comijilcr's father, the late Key. Corbiu Kidder, of Poplar Grove, 
111., and his manuecrints have been used in preparing this pamphlet. 

J. W. Deas. 

Memoron'fn concerning Ed icard Whntley and Williani Goffe. By FranslixB. Def- 
ter. From the Papers uf the New Haven Colony Historical Society, Vol. II. 
New Haven : Tattle, Morehouse & Taylor, Printers. 187G. [Pa'Jiphlet, Bvo. pp. 
3-2.] 

This pamphlet gives a concise account of the lives of t\^o of tho raost unfortunate 
■of the judge-, or commissi. mers, who Condemned Charles I. to death. It is mainly 
occu})ied with the narrative of tiieir romantic exile in America, in which respect it is 
the most accurate statement that we have seen in print. The author has also bruu2:lit 
forward several facts which seem to have escaped the notice of all who have pre- 
viously written upon the subject. 

We observe that t!je author iaelines to put faith in the tradition, now become a 
artof tiie history of ti'C time and place, as to the mysterious interp.sitinr, of Gofieand 
_iB equally mvsterioas disappearance on the occasion of an alleged Indian '• attack '" 
on Hadley, Sept. 1, 1G75. liven if there was an "attack"' as the TeneraMe tra- 
dition describes, it seems utterly incredible that in s-) small a settlement such an 
occurrence could have takpo place in broad daylight without the " mysterious stran- 
ger " being followed and traced ti his hiding-place by women and children, or by 
other noncombatants. So that, if we concede' that there was an "attack," it df.es 
not follow that we must accept the mysterimis '• disappearance " as veritable history. 
But it should seem that it has been sutticiently demonstrated that there was no 
•" attack " on the day named, as has been alleiced on the strenjrh of the tradition. 
(Register, ante xsviii. 370-301.) Mather s:iys there was an '• alarm ;"' and it is 
out of l\\U "alarm" that the "'attack" has grown to its present magnificent 
proportions. 

Still, it is to 'r>v: considered that there is almost always some basis of truth for tra- 
ditions' of this kind; and it may yet turn out that "there was an occasion about 
■the time na.ned wlien Goffe did thus imprudently appear in public, and pat him.-;.!' 
■and his friends in j^v^pardy. The whole hietory of Whalley and Gotie in Aii:erie.-. 
has net yet been p'ublisiicd. A. H. Hoyt. 

'Whitmore Tract.t'. A Co/hr/inn of Essa'js on Matters of Interest to Persons bearing 
the Naiix^. Ev William II. Wiistmurk, F.R.H.S. Boston : David Clapp i Sou. 
56.4 Washington Si. 1675. [Svo. pp. l-i-f-4+S-|-47-|-8.] 

This is a collection of five tracts, four of wtdch are reprints of some of Mr. VVhit- 
more's contrih'itions to periodicals. Tluee^of tiieai are troro tiie H-raid and Genen- 
loijist, viz.: i, NVhitmores of Whitmore, co. StatTjrd, Thurstanton. co. Chester, 



I 



ISTT.l Booh Xotkes. ]03 

and Claverley, oo. Salop ; 2, Wliitmores ofCannton. co Nott« ; 3, The Roos Fiunily 
I f L.r»':t:n. CO. Nott?. The orher reprint is fruia the RtioisTEK, viz., Th.c Wilcij 
Far^ily (.<( GimhriilL'P, Mi'.js. It i< No. 5 of the Tniets. No. 4 ut' the Tracts, whicii i., 
new, 1*3 on the Wl'.itmorc-? nfMailek-y, co. Statlbnl. 

Mr. Whirmore's c.vjneocii.ti ^vith the Reoistkk, a« one of the edit'ir>» fur tlireo 
vc;»rs. as or.e of tlie pulilishiii!i oonunittoe fur ninny years, nnrl as a coiitriijiitnr t.ir 
a ftill ».'n_'er period, has inn de our rividers fuiuiliur with hira a« a writer, nri'l ax 
nu in'lef-\tiguble and suceeHsful investi:^tor of gt-nealoi'v. In thc•^:e trac-trt l,«' h:is 
Cxil'eoted a mas* of valuahle matter rtlating t<j the .«(.-veial fliiuilies of Wljitmore in 
Ln.-Iand and their relatives. It -will be highly prized by investi^Mtors in this 
field. 

The bo.ik h:is a heliotypc portrait of the anthor, vrhich ori;;inally appeared in \\\-> 
" Aaieri'.*-an Geneahiirist." The edition eun.<ist^J of f^ny-two copie^:. To t,\veniy-fi\o 
of them he has appended a si.xth tract, Ab<tract-5 of Wills of WhiriiuircK fr.jiu 
Eoirlish Records ; and he has als) added to tiiem bis Notes on the Manor and Taniily 
of Whitiuore, a pamphlet printed in I85*.i. J. w. d. 

Proccidinqs of the Massac hu. 'set Is Historical Sod''t'j, 1ST5-6. Puhlishcd nt ihr. i:hnrji> 
of the Pcahod'j Fund. [Seal.] Boston : Published by the Suciety. lb7G. [tivo. 
pp. 4-29.] 

Notes on a Recently Discovered Indrnture relc.'ing to Darid Thomson of Piscata'p/i 
ft'i'f ^f■7^s■•r.h|<!'\'ts En J in Xcic Ii,i<j'arid. Uy Charles Deane. With a Co[tv "'' 
the Indenture. Canibridgt : Press of John Vrils.in & Son. 1876. [Hvo. pp. ::■').] 

Pules. OrdTS and Si''^tutes of Hirvard CoUcf/e, Instituted h// the Presidtr! an I 
Council of ]Sew En^jland, 2'3d JuLij, ItJ-^G. Presented at a Meetinr/ of the Mrrss-i- 
dnS'tts Historical Societij in M,trch, ISTG ; with Remarks by the iiecrelary. Caiu- 
bridrje : Pres.s of John Wilson & Soa. lo76. [8vo. pp. 9. | 
gi Journal of the Rev. John Pike of Dover, X. H. Edited, with an Introduction ond 

Notes, "by the Rev. A. H. Qcint, D.D. Reprinted from the Proceedings of tlie 
Massachusetts Historical Society. Cambridge : Press of John \Vilte(jn & Son. 
1676. [6vo. pp. 40.] 

Judrje Lou-ell and the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights, a Paper read before the 
Massachusetts Hisiorzcal Society. April 16, 1S74. By Cuakles Deane. Cambridge : 
Press of John \Vilson dc Son. 1>74. [Svo. pp. 9.] 
^ Journal of a Tour to the Wliite Mountains in Ju'y, 1731. By Jeroit Belkvap, 

D.D. Accompanied with a Map. Printed from the Original Manuecript, wicii a 
Prefatory Note by the Editor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society. !c7G. 

* [870. Dp' 21.] 

! , 

s _ The volume of the Proceedings of the ^-.lassachusetts Historical Society whose title 

I is given af>ove, compares favorably with previous issues. At least four of its pn|,'fis 

have been reprinted, namely, Mr. Fruthingham"s contribution on the Lattie-l'ield 
j of Bunker-liill, noticed in the July Reijister {ante sxx. 270) ; and three of the 

I pamphlets whose titles (2d, 3d and Ith) are copied above. The volume al?o con- 

^ tains valuable articles by Col. Joseph L. Chester on the Family of Mojor Andre ; the 

i Rev. Dr. George E. Ellis on Gen. Burgoyne in Boston ; Charles C. Smith on tl;e 

1 Manufacture of Gunpowder in America ; and the Rev. R. C. Waterston on The Old 

Kim on B<jscon Common. It contains a poem by Dr. 0. W. Holmes, '* Grand- 
i mother's Story of Bunker-Hill; '" several important historical documents, and a 

I number of memoirs of deceased members of tiie society. 

The tir«t of the above rejjrints, now to be noticed, is a recently discitr.TC'i Ir- 
I <ienture of David Thom.son with Abraliam Culmer. Nicholas Sherwill and Ixi.r.arl 

I Poaiery of Plymouth, England, Dec. 14. 1G22. Avhicl. Dr. Deane has am:t>t-,;ttd. and 

{ which thnnvs new light on the early hi-^tory of New Hampshire. The document n.- 

i cites that Thoms^m had obtained, ti'om the Council for New England, a i^-nm: '..' -x 

i tii'iiisanJ acres of land and one island lying on tiie coast of New England, ar,l U-- 




•Mareh 21, 1691-2, Mr. Sherwit, a minister "then livinir near, told , ■ , y. 

^'randlather, and our Mr. Coleman and another, had a Potent for th-M wmfh .ir 
Ma-un pretended unto at Piscataqua "' {ante xvi. 3on. The e^Titx-r has i'<v«,';rtl 
"iuch labor on his paper, and has carefully investigated the history of tiio tirst -s.-ltlc- 
VOL. XXXI. 12* 



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ment in New Ilnrapshire. lie anivpfi at the cnncliieion that the services rcnderc;! 
by C'.ii)t. Ji.'iir. Miu-'iin tunard-; C'llDriizin^j; this country hiivc heen cverestiiiiareii ; a 
C(<iicliu-iion, however, i: is but fair to Kny,' that soine of our friends who have inado 
New Ilamiishire iiisti^ry a specialty do "not admit. Jiut while some may not agre',- 
with tlie author in all his views, ikj one can hesitate to acknowledge that the work 
is a v:ilual)lc co:\trilnition ti3 our iiistory. 

The next pamplilet is al^o edited l)y br. Deane. Tt is a copy of the Rules, &c. of 
Harvard College, adi>i)tcd while President Dudley administered the Colonial govern- 
ment, and WU3 never before printdl. Jt is from a memoranduiu-book of Tutor, after- 
wards President, Leverett, and differs snuiewhat from the ruh.-s previously in force. 
Other entries in this bjok, wiiich illustrate college life and disciplicio in the -sevea- 
teeiith century, are here printed. 




foundation. 

The last pamplilet, Dr. Belknap's Tour to the White Mountains, is reprinted from 
the Belknap Papers, a volume which the Massachusetts Historical Society hcs dow 
in press. Ic is abiy edited by Dr. Deane. J. w. d. 

Hi ^tor II of the Town of Pet-'^rboroiijh, HUhhoroiigh. County, Nezc Hampshire; icifh 
the Report of the Proceedings at the Centennial Cdehratiun in 183;J ; an Append! t 
conlainimj the Reeords of the (Jri<;inal Proprietors, and a Gcnealopicai and His- 
torical Ri/istcr. By Albert Smitii, M.D., LL.D. " Memor estu majorum." 
Boston : Pre<s of George H. Ellis. 1876. [8vo. pp. 360+375.] 

This volume may be divided into tliree distinct parts, namely : first, a history of 
the town ; second, a report of the centennial proceedings in 1839 ; and lastly, a 
genealogical register. Only two historical accounts of this town have, we think, 
preceded the present volume. They are a " Topograph.ical and Historical Account 
of Peterborouirh," by the Rev. Elijah Punbar, published, in lS'3-3, in Farmer and 
Moore's " Ili-^torical" Collections " (vol. i. pp. l-Ji)-iOj ; and an address delivered at 
the centennial celebration, Oct. 21, li?3!), ijy the Rev. John H. Morisuu. D.D., which 
address, with the other proceedings, was printed the same year. 

The history proper of the town fills 250 pages of the book. It is divided into 
chapters in which the different subjects arc treated separately. The t)wu was sur- 
veyed in 1738, and a few persons settled there soon after, probably the next j'car ; 
but the settlers were several times driven away by the Indians, and no permanent 
plantation was made till 17l'.i. The people who settled there were chiedy Scotcri- 
Irish presbyterians. a hardy and industrious race, to whose virtues Mr. Derby has 
paid a just tribute in this number of the Registek (ante p. 34). Not the least in- 
teresting chapters in the book are those on " Home Life," " llome Manufactures." 
and " Amusements and Social Habits," in which the people of bygone days in that 
town, and their peculiar modes of life, are reproduced. W'e think the author w.)uld 
have done well to have reprinted from tlie REoisri'n (vi. 367) the petition of Tho'mas 
Morrison and other inhabitunts to the Massachusetts government, Oct. 4, 1750, for 
a block-house and otner means of defence, as this document shows the condition of 
the town at a very early period. 

The portion of the volume devoted to the centennial celebration is a reprint of the 
most important part of the pamphlet printed in ido'J, with the address of the Rev. 
Dr. Morison in full. 

The remainder of the volume, or 30.5 pages, full half the book, is devoted to the 
" Genealogj' and History uf Peterborough Famil;e3." This is arranged on the plan 
u.sed in Stearns's " Hisuiry of Rindge " (ante .-^ss. itU), and shows great labor and 
care in its prep-iration. Few towns have sc) full a genealogical reccrd as rltis. 

Dr. Smith, the author, who is now in his seventy-sixth year, has performed his 
Tvork in a manner that would do credit to one in the vigor of maahoo«i ; and his Look 



1877.] Booh JSFoticcs. 135 

dot's honor to the town as well as to himself. It is a companion volume to the hid- 
t ,rv of Rir"Ur»-'. f^otb. in ^'n.i and ajipor.raiicc ; is emijellislicil ^Yich thirty-two por- 
u•uit^^, some of which are sreel-erigravings, aod has a good index. j. w. i*. 

j4 Gen fC.!oi/y of Samuel Allen of Windsor, Conn., and some of his Descmdants. 
]',y \Vi[,L\Ki) S. .Allev. ■• « • Boston: privately printed. IbTf;. [fSwi. r,]). 
7G, rubrietited title-page.] 

This elegant Toluuie, from t!ic prc«8 of David Clapp & Son, is an enlargement of 

a paper on the siime snhjei't puljlished in the October number of the Kegistkr. Tiio 
work is well done in all re.-[jei'tH ; and is itself an illu-itratioii of tlie greru inijirovc- 
uient that his been made during the laet twenty-live years \n the standard of tliid 
class of publication.i, and in tlie style of arraniang and classifying the facts. 

Tiie author does not regard this as a complete genealogy of the descendants of 
Sauiuel .\lieu. Senior ; and it is to be hoped that he may find encouragcnicnt at no 
very distant day to trace all the lines as fully as he has the one to wliieh he himself 
belongs. 

Seventy copies of this genealogy, in paper covers, at ;s2 each, are offered fur .'^ale. 

A. ri. u. 



Early Religious History of Maryland. Maryland not a Roman Catkolk Colony 




The ini;)res^ion that Maryland -was first settled by Roman Cathulics, that a . 

jorityof the colonists under Lord Baltimore's charter were of that charch, and that 
the degree of religious liberty which prevailed in that colony, — exceptional for that 
period of time. — was due especially and primarily to Cecilius Calveri;, second Lord 
Baltimore, and to his brother Li-onard, the first local governor, long ago gained u 
fijotliold in the histories of Maryland and of the United State«. The late Sebas- 
tian F. Streeter, Esq., in his " Maryland Two Hundred Years Ago,'" was, we believe, 
the first to refute these hi'^torical errors. Within a few years last pnst, the Rev. 
Edward D. Neill published a pamphlet containing additional proofs in sujjport of 
Mr. Streeter's position. The pamphlet by the Rev. Mr. Brown, nciw under no- 
tice, presents the whole subject in a clear, concise and comprehensive nianner, and 
it would appear that he has established all the statements made in his title-page. 



H. H. 



Bistoriccl Shttch of Mcthucn, from its Settlemrnt to the Year 1S76. By Jos. S. 

Howe. Methuen, Mass. : E. L. Houghton & Co., Printers. [Svo. pp. IS.] 
Tynqsboro'' Centemiial Record, published hy the Young Peoph.'s League, Tyrtgshoro' , 

Mass., 1876. .... Lowell : Printed at the Office of the Weekly Journal. 

1876. [Svo. pp. 26.] 

Besides Fourth of July addresses upon the history of the localities where they arc 
delivered, the cententdal celebration of our independence has brought out various 
historical sketches of towns and counties. The two whose titles are giveo above 
contain much valuable informatitn concerning the towns of Methuen and lyngs- 
boro'. The latter is mainly devoted to genealogy, containing accounts oi' tlie fiuuilies 
of Brinley, Butterfield, Parham, Bancroft, Swan, Bennett. Woodward, Cuuimiiigs 
and Danfurtb. J. w. d. 

Potter'' s American Monthly and Illustrated Magative of History, Literature, Seif.T'Ot 
and Art. Vols. VL and VIL 1876. Philadelphia": Jolm E. Potter i Company. 
017 San>om St. [4to. pp. -lS-2-f4S0.] 

This masrizine has now completed the second year of its i^sue witii the prest-nt 
title and editor, and the fifth year since it v\as comruenced as the '• AmtTi'Mii fhs- 
t<:;rieal Record " under the editorship of Benson J. Lossinic, LL.D. The vciiiiu'.H 
b'-'fjrc us maintain their character and interest. The editor. J. Harned .M.:rris. 
K.''l., has shown tact and ability in managing; the work. In order to Itring it within 
tht; means of a larger circle of readers, the publishers have rciiuced the .<;u!'serij)ri on 
price twenty-five per cent., and now furnish it at .-^S a year. A large sul)scription 
i» needed, at this price, to remunerivte them for their outlay. j. w. D. 



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136 Booh JS^otices. [Jan. 

Historical Address fhUverriJ in Kerne, N. II., on Juhi 4, 1870, at the liec/ucst of the 

Citi; (jovfrnvient, liv W'ilijam Okvk Wuitk. Kecrie : Sentinel Printing Cuui- 

pLtn>, iluuk and Jo'.) J'rintors. Ib7(). [Wvo. pp. 34. J 
Pmcecdinr/r of the Cent^nnml Cehlirntion, at Rosrawen, N. II., July 4, 167f!. [Ora- 
tion by C Caklkto.v Cokfin.] riylicrvillc, N. 11.: Priutud by S. G. Noye.^. 1^7'). 

[8vo. pp. 27.] 
One Iluni'.redth Anriirentari/ of the National Independence, July 4, l&7r> ; its CchJi'a- 

tion I'j the City of Dover, N. II., the Public Prorredinf/s, aiid Oration by Ko'. 

Ai.ox/.o 11. Qi-txr, D.D. [City Seal.] Dover, N. 11. : Murnintr St;ir Steaiu Job 

Printing iloiu^c. 1870. [8vo. pp. 53.] 
Biilerica. A Centennial Oration, by the Rot. Elias Nason, Jiily 4, 1P76 

Lowell : Printed by Mardon and Kowell. 1876. [8to. pp. 25.] 
Procerdinr/s of the Centrjinial (.'elebralion at Groton, Ma.-^s., Ju/'j 4, 1876, in Com- 
memoration of the Dcstri/ciion of the Town, March, 1076, and ihe Declaration of 

Ind'pcndcJice, July 4, 1870. With an Oration, by Samuel AncoxT Grlk.v, M.l>. 

Groton. iS'iO. [8vo. pp. 89.] 
The Prorress of Liberty, in an Hundred Yearn, an Oration delivered before the 

Citizens nj Tai/nton, Jubj 4, 1876. By CifARLES Francts Auams. Tsiuntun, 

Mass. : Printed at the Office of C. A. Hack & Son. 1876. [8vo. pp. 24.] 
Orati m delieered before the Inhahitants of Weston, at the Toicn-Hall, July 4, 

187r., by CffAKTF« ir. Fr?KE. Vrcston : Printed by Vote of tlie Town- People. 

MDCCCL.XXVI. [8vo. pp. 38.] 
Historical Address, of the City of Newport, delivered July 4, 1876. \Yiih an 

Appendix. By William P. Sheffield. Published by order of the City Council. 

Newpi>rt : John P. Sanburn it Co., Steam Job Printers. 1876. [8vo. pp. C8, xv.l ' 
Report of the Centennial Celebration of the Anniversary of ovr Independence, at. 

Windsor, Co^.n., July 4. 1870. By autlmrity of the (,'umaiittee of Arran£;craent.s. 

Hartford: Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. 1876. [8vo. pp. 4y.] 
Old Times in Huntington. An Historical .Address, by Hon. Henry C. Piatt, 

delivered at the Ci-- tttennial Cehbrntion at Huntington, Suffolk County. X. Y., on. 

the ith day of July, 16" G. With additional Notes and Faoiily Sketches 

Huntington: Long Island Print. Ib76. [12mo. pp. 83.] 
Historical Address relating to the County of Broome in the State of New York. 

Delivered at Binghamton, July 3, 1876, by George Burr, M.D. Published 

under the direction of the Committee of Arrangements, iiingharaton : Carl, 

Stoppard & Co., Steam Job Printers. 1876. [8vo. pp. 55.] 
An A -'•cunt nf the Celebration of the Centennial Fourth oj J dy, at Logansport . Ind., 

containing a History of Cass County from its Settlement to the Present Time. 

Logansport, Indiana : 1876. [8vo. pp. 16.] 

The chief feature of most of the dipcourses delivered on the last Fourth of July is 
the pvominenco they give to local history. This fact imparts to them a special 
value. We regret that want of 8pace forhidt^ a particular mention of several of these 
orations, because they contain concise and admirably wtU c:mif)oseil histories of the 
towns to which they relate. Some of them sft forth new historical and biographical 
matter of importance, and have cost their writers a grei't deal of critical and la- 
borious research. a. h. h. 

An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Civil, Political and 
Military, from its F.arUrst Settlement to the Present Time, irirlnding Historical 
Descriptions of Each County m the Slate, their Towns and Industrial P.- sources. 
By William H. Eole, M.D., MeTnber of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 
Sold only by Subscription. Harrisburg : De ^Vitt C. Goodrich & Co. 1876. 
[Royal 8vo. pp. 118G.] 

This valuable bonk on the history of Pennsylvania is brought down to the ycr.r 
when it was published. The author has been long engaged in collectinij: materials 
for a history of this state, and, as his contribution to centennial litercture, has 
brought out the present volume. whi(,-h does great credit to him in cverj- respect. 
The {lublishers also have dune their part well, the ilJustrr.tions being well executed, 
and the paper, typography and binding of a high order. 

The history of the =etclement? by the Dutch, the Swede? and others within the 
bounds of the state,— the earliest of which were made half a century before the 



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Kn^lish grtint to VVilliam Ponn, — is faifrifully relnteil fr.nn the best and l:itc-t nu- 
fipiritios ; as is al<=.) tliut of sii!'.-evn:oiit evt'tits wi;i!t; reniwyhaiiiii was under tin; 
pC'VornrntTit of tli-j IViai family. arJ since it ha.-^ I'cen an inilcpcndcnt ^tato. '!'!,„ 
(^iishelli-^liiiifnis of Ihi^ part . if t'.e work consist of views of historic. hLiildiii;:^, p^,r- 
traitrt of guvfrimrs of the stat? •::'- \ of other eminent men, maps, plans, &ij. oi;. 

flesides this n;eneral histviry ot Pennsylvania, whioli ooeupies ahout a ijuartcr of 
the huok, a " thoroiiL^h, fall and complete eicetch of e\tTy Cuiinty " in the state, (jf 
uhich there are sixty-six, is civen. In the preparation of tiiese sketches, l>r. K'jilc 
hay availed liiuiself of tiie assistance of nearly seventy gentlemen familiar with tlie 
hit^tory of their rtspeetivft conntic:?, who have either written out sketches, or read 
and revised tho.-e prepared h\ the author, or furnished materials of more or lc.s.s 
fiilnc-s. They are profusely illustrated by engravings of buildings, scenery, ite. 
W'iien we state that nine hundred pages are devoted to the bketehes, some idi-a of 
their fulness may be obtained. j. w. d. 

j\n/(-s. Historical and BihJiographical. on the Ln^cs of yew Hampshire. By Ali;kut 
II. lioYT. [Motto.] Woree.-rtT, Mass. : Press of Charles Hamilton, Central Ex- 
change. 18*6. [8vo. pp. 19.] 

This is a reprint, with additi.-ins, t"roai the " Proceedings of the American Anti- 
quarian Society " for April, ISTO. It is not a mere bibliographical list of the various 
editions of the laws of jNow Hampshire, thouirh perfect in this respect ; but is al.'JO a 
.su'.L-Iiict Idsu'O' 01" ilio.^c law.- from the cokmizatii'ii of the state, enriched with 
valua])le observations npon them. In the course of his researches the author dis- 
coverei! the intt res:ing fact ihat the first code of laws of the Province vras chie'iiy 
l>orrowcd from the laws of Mew Plymouth Colony, and not from those of Massachu- 
setts P<ay, as has been heretofore stated by other writers. A comparison of tlie 
early criminal laws of New Hampshire with those of other coionies and the mother 
country shows that they do not sutler thereby. 

Much labor has been bestoweil upon this tract, both in collecting and in verifying 
facts. It is a much needed addition to our legal literature : and we hope that gentle- 
men of the profession in oi.her states will do a I'ke <-eiviee for their respectiv'c com- 
monwealths. J. W. I). 

The Reed Controversy. Further Facts icith reference to the Character of Joseph 
R'red, Adjutant General on the Staff of General Washing/ton. Printed for Private 
Distribution. Trenton, N. J.: Juhu L. Murphv, State Gazette Printing House. 
1876. [Royal8vo.pp.il.] 

This pamphlet is a vindication of the memory of Ccd. Jo5?ph Reed from the oft 
repeated eh;irge tliat he took protection from the enemy ( uring the revolutionary 
war. It is in the form of two letters to George H. Moore, L,L.Dr, of the New York 
Historical Society, from Wiiliam S, Stryker, Adjutant General of New Jen-cy. 
These letters show that the otEcer of this name who actually took such protection, 
was Col. Charles Read of one of the Burlington, New Jersey, battalions. A letter is 
nppended from !Mr. Bancroft, the historian, who had madethe charge and who had 
U-en [permitted to read the letters, withdrawing the same, and requesting permissinn 
to be the first to announce Gen. Srryker's discovery. This he did in the tiftli volume 
of the centenary edition of his History of the United States. 

In the preface, Gen. Stryker gives a list of the publications relative to the military 
record of Joseph Reed, which was first attacked Sept. 3, 176:2, in the Ind'-pciulent 
Gazetteer. ■• " J. w. D. 

History of the Civil War in America. B'j the Comte de Paris. Translated, vith 
llie approval of the Author, bv Lons F. T.vsistko. Edited by IIenkv CorrtE, 
LL.I). Volume II. Philadelphia : Jos. H. Coates &. Co. 1876. [Bvo. pp. xxvi. 
773.] 

In a former number of the Register (vol. xxx. p. 258) we noticed the f:r?t 
Volume of this work, stating briefly its chief contents and characteristics. A i-arctul 
perus:il of the second volume has brou'jjht us to the conclusion we then cs- 
^riv;-;ed, that for fulness, accuracy and precision of statement, for imparti-dity and 
«iru! )r, and for a broad and sagacious graso of the mixed questions of j)ol!ti;-< u.p.d 
military -jtrategy that entered into the Civil War, this work surpit-s&s all its 
prfd.K?e<sor8. 

The mo«t importaafc and the most interesting portion of this volume, and that in 



138 Booh JSIoiices. [Jan. 

vrliu?h the rvuclior "hows Ms liit^hcct powers of nnalysiH and of gtatemcnt, is that in 
which he R-jitej* the history nf the luiiitary wjM.riitiiJiis and liuttles of loOJ. Here the 
ability, patri.ititsui aiiJ ixul suocet.s of Cieneval McClclian are fully vindicated, a;i.| 
the causes of hid iuilnre to acr')'!i[)li»h all th;U he [dannod are tiaoed lu their tnur 
source. Sciireely less inteivsting and instructive are the chapters that deocribe the 
evcntH of the sntuc year iu the buutliwest. Tlie hi-story of the capture of New 
Orleans, and of the ^uvernaieDt of that city in IbGvJ, is told, we believe, with truth 
and candor. a. l. u. 

Memoirs of an American Lady: With Sketches of Manners and Scenes in Amcrira, 
as th'-y existed preei'nis tu the Rtcuhition. Iw Mr.s. Annk (jUant, Author of Let- 
ters from the Mountains, &,:. Witli a .Memoir of Mrs. Grant, by James Gra.nt 
Wilson'. Albany : Joel 2\lun.sell. 167G. [Svo. pp. 377.] 

The " Memoirs of an American Lady," — in whicli Mrs. Grant of Laggan eo 

Eleasantly describes from her own ob.-ervations while a child under the roof of Mrs. 
chuyh.v, the mannors and customs of the Dutch families of Alban}', jii~t previoLi.j 
to the revolution, — is acknowled_'-ed by Paulding to have been the prototype of his 
" Dutchman'y Fireside." Thouj^h triven to the public nearly eevt-nty years p.l;o, the 
book still enjoys a high reputation with those who love t(^ dwell upon the past. 

It is well, in these days, wliile we are revivim^ the memory of revolutionary tin)fjs 
and worthies, that a new edition of this intercf:ting work should be brought out. 
The ediror, v.-Som \vo:v. hv- initiFiJ v.e take to bo Air. Munsell, has oddcXl nvMv; 
judicious and valuable notes, and Col. Wilson, who has furnished the memoir, gives 
.an interesting account of the author. The typography of the book is excellent. 

J. W. D. 

History, Manners and Customs of the Indian Nations tcho once Inhabited Pennsyl- 
vania and the JS'eiykbouri nj States. By the Kev. John llECKEWi- ldkr, of Bethleheia, 
Fa. New and Revised Ldition. \\'ich an Introduction and Notes. Jiy the Rev. 
Wi(j,iAii C. Reicuel. Pliiladelpliia: Publicuion Fund of the Uistorieal Society 
of Pennsylvania. No. 820 Spruce Street. lS7fi. [Svo. pp. 465.] 

This is the ninth volum.e of the " Memoirs of the Historical Society of Pennsyl- 
vania." It is a reprint of ileckewelder's "Manners and Customs of the Indian 
Nations," prepared for the American Philosophical Society, and first publishf-d 
among its "Transactions" in 1S19. The work will always be sougiit for as an 
original authority upon Indian history, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania 
has done a good work in placing it bc'fore the public iu the present form. 

Rev. Mr. Reichol, the editor, long connected with the Moravian Seminary at 
Bethiefem, died there on the 1st of November last, in his fifty-third year. He was 
a carefi land_ accurate hijtorian, and h:i.s annotated Ileckewelder's vvork in a judi- 
cious and satisfactory manner. j. -n-. d. 

Journal of Charles Carroll of CarroUton durimi his Visit to Canada in 1776, as 
one of the Commissioners from Conrjress. With a Memoir and Notes. Cv 
Bkantz Mai-er. [Seal.] Printed by John Murphy, For the Maryland HLstorical 
Society, Baltimore, May, 1S76. [Svo. pp. HO. J 

This elegant volume is issued as a " Memorial Contribution from the Maryland 
Historical Society to the Centennial Celebr.uion of the National Indt'pendence of the 
United States of America, July 4, 1870," and is unitorm v,-ith the " Fund-Publica- 
tion " series of that society. It is a republication of one of its earliest issues, the 
work having been first publishe<i in 1815, tfie year after the incorporation of the 
society. To the present edition has been adik^d an aut jbiographic sketch of the 
author of the journal, and a letter, June 2, 1776, from Kev. Mr?(attcrwards Bis.ion) 
Carroll, who accompanied the Commissioner.-, to the father of Charles Carroll of 
CarroUton; also portraits of the three eommisc-ioners— Benjamin Franklin"^ Charles 
Carroll and Samuel Cha-^^—and ot Bishop CarroU. It has otherwise b.^en inaproved. 
The comnuttee, of which Mr. Mayer, the editor, is chairman, stare that they " "tfer 
thisbook as a patriotic memorial, showing that, at the end of one hundred'years d 
xsational life, Maryiaml is loyal to t!ie men and memories of 177(5." 

The original mauuscrif.t of Carroll's journal is iu tlie pot.session of the Mr.rvl.ird 
Historical Society. j, y^' o. 



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Ora'ion delivered hrfore the Citij Coxinnl and the Citizens of Boston, on the Oar, 
Hundredth Anniversary of the D'clarction of Arnerimn J ndepe rtdtT.ee, July J^,, 
lo/tl. l!>^ lu'ii. ia;i;K;ir (.'". WiNiiir.oi-. J'.ustou : Trinted by Ui-dor of the City 
Council. ISrO. [S70. pp. 96.] 

For over one hundred years an orntion has anoiially Ix^en delivered, before the 
aiitlioritics ot the nu'nici[iality of lloston, to couuiieijioratf an e\ei)t connt'Cted with^ 
tiip st'paration of tiie llrirish Ar.i< ri<.an cidonic- from the n^oth.'T country ; and all of 
these ovations, rxivpt tuo, have, w« tliink, Ifcvn lu-int'.d. Fioui 17T1 to 1783, the 
»;vont c onmienioratod was. the B.iston Massaine, March 5th. tiincc the latter date, it 
lias been the Declaration of lni!e]-.endonce, July 4th. James S. Lorin^s a. member of 
tliifi society, in l8j-3, made ilio-y ovations the bubjcot of a thick octavo volume Avliicli 
he entitled " The lIun,1rod. Orators ofJ'.oston "' {ante vi. i'.t'J). Tn this work ho lias 
prcst-wtd much valuable matter illustrating the history ol the city and the bio- 
i,T;iphy of its orators. 

Mr. Wintiirop's is the ninety-fourth of these orations which commemorate the 
Pt claration of Independence ; a"nd it celebrates the one hundredth anuivcr-ary of 
this event. No more fitting orator than he for such an occasion could be selected. 
JIc has more than realized, by his masterly performance, the high expectations that 
were raised. J- ^- i>- 



DEATHS. 



Andrews, Dea. Alfred, in New Uritain, 
Ct., April 13, 1876, aged 78. He was 
bom ill that town, Oct. 16, 1797, and 
passed his whole life there. In early 
life he taught school, but afterwards 
carried on the business cf cairiaj^e 
maliing and subsequently of farming. 
He was one of the pioneors in Sabbath - 
school work, and was either teacher or 
superintendent of the First Church Sun- 
day-school from the age of nineteen till 
hii death. He held many oifices of 
responsibility in the church and in the 
town, and was always faithful to his 
trust. D rring the war he wa~ one of 
the seleet' leri, and did much laborious 
work in aid of the families of the soldiers 
serving in the army. He was an early 
worker and a leader in the temperance 
and anti-slavery causes. He was the 
author of th.e " Genealogy and Eccle- 
siastical History of New Britain, Ct.," 
the "Andrews Genealosy" and the 
*' Ilart Genealogy," all of which books 
have been noticed in the Register {ante 
x.xiii. 23'J ; xxvii. 450; xxx. 269). On 
the publication of the tirst book, his 
fellow-citizens testified their appreciation 
of his labors by presenting him with a 
viiluablo silver tea-service. He was a 
pams-taking aad accurate genealogist, a 
dovoted christian, and an hone<t and 
pur-.-iTiir.ded man. A *' Memorial Tri- 
bute" bv Elihu Bunitt was printed in 
1S7G, ' 

^;n7M.\.N-, Mrs. Elizabeth, it. Saint John. 
N. B., July 4, 1876, in the S-tth ye.ar of 
her age, widow of the bite H^n. Ward 
Chipiiun, formerly Chief Justice of New 



Brunswick. lu IS 17 she '-.-as married 
to her late husband, who was the son of 
the Ifon. Ward Chiprcan, Judge of the 
Supreme Court of N. B., and who was 
likewise acting Governor of that Pro- 
vince at the time of his death. The 
mother of the Cliic-f Ji.i.-lico was the 
daughter of the Hon. Wiliiain Hazen, a 
pioneer settler of the city of Sainf Johp, 
and at the time of his ds.'th a member 
of the Governor's Council of that I'ro- 
■vince. Mr. Hazen sailed for Saint John 
with his family, where lie had previously 
made a settlement, on the 17ih of June, 
ll'i'i. and, as h? left the harbor of N'cv,-- 
buryport, he heard the discharge of 
cannon at the battle of Bunker Hill. 
His family has been one of the most 
distinguished iu New Brunswick. 0ns 
of his daughters married the late Judge 
Botsford of the Supreme Court, and an- 
other married Sir John Fitz Gerrald, the 
only survivor in the family of that gen- 
eration, now over ninety years of age, 
and the oldest General at the present 
time in the English army. Two of Mr. 
Hazeu's grandsons, on the establishment 
of the Dominion of Canada, were ap- 
pointed Senators for life, viz. : the Hon. 
Robert L. Hazen p.nd the Hon. Amos 
E. Botsford : a brother of the latter is a 
Justice of the Supreme Court of New 
Brunswick. 

Mrs. Chipman leaves no family. We 
learn that the executor and residuary 
legatee of the will of the late Chief 
Justice, Mr. Wiliium Hazen. has present- 
ed the portraits of the two Judges Chip- 
man, both painted by Stuart, to Chief 
Justice Horace Gray, of Boston, who ia 



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a f,T;u\d nerhew of tho elder Chipman. 
The ChlpiiKiiii were both educated iit 
Ilarvanl Co;!-;qe; tho Jua?;e p-:ulu:U.-d 
ill 1770, nnd t'nc Chut' Ju>tice in 1805, 

DAVisoN.t'apt. EliusK., in Boston, April 9, 
lh76, fc. 72. lie "was a native of (jlou- 
cestei', M'Ass. Tor some time he com- 
riandcd a ship beloiij;ing to Bryant & 
Sturgi-- in the Ea-t India trade ; but for 
tlie last thirty-lour years has been 
■wharfijigcr of 'Le-.vi-. \Vliarf. He was 
for many years pilot conimissioner, and 
Lad held 'the otllec of president of the 
Boston Marine Society, He was en- 
dowed with btrong native force of char- 
acter, was of a gcui;il di-position f-nd 
was v>ry popular among liis associates. 

IIoLT, Tnoniaa, in Medford, April 13, 1S76, 
a, 72. For many years he had b'jcn 
proof-reader at the Eoston Stereotype 
Foundry. Not a few of the standard 
v.Oik; i^sat:d during the last half cen- 
tury have been read by liira, aiuong 
which may bo mentioned Leverett's 
Lexicon, Todd's Johnson's Dictionary, 
and Webster's aud Worcester's un- 
abridged dictionaries. His opinions had 
great weight with authors, and many 
were indebted to hiin for valuable sug- 
gestions. 

KifTiARDS, Dr. Leyi, in Salt Lake City, 
Utah, June IS, 1S7C>, aged 77. He was 
a son of Joseph and llhoda (Howe) 
Kichards, and was boi"n at ilopkinton, 
Mass., Apri! 4, 1799, He was brought 
up a farmer, but having a natural genius 
tor mechanics, for tiiteen or eighteen yer.rs 
engrcred in mechanical pursuits, v.hich 
he r iinquished for medicine, becoming 
very su^.cessfui as a botanical physician. 
He was a high priest and patriarch of 
the Latter Day Saints, and visited Eng- 
land in lS-11 and again iii 1817 in their 
seryice. He took much intertst in hor- 
ticulture and sanitary reforms. A sketch 
of his life will be found in Morse's 
Riciiards Genealogy, p. 170 i, 

RiCHA-unsov, Mrs, Anna Maria, wife of the 
Hon. William A. Richardson, LL.D.. 
formerly United States secretary of the 
treasury, died in i'aris, France, March 
26, lS7t5, aged 4S. She was the daugh- 
ter of Jonathan Marston, and was born 
in M'.u.hias Fort, :M:iin9. Nov. 28, 1827 — 
where she was married Oct. 29, 1S49. 
She resided for some yeirs in Lowell, 
■where her husband was then practising 
law, and removed thence ti Cainbridge. 
After a short residence there, she spent 
some years abroad, for the purpose of 
edncatir.g her daughter. 

£Rr:.\Tr-.t.— Vol. TXT. p. 407. 1. 5 frrm bottom, for a graaileon of Kctert of Xewtown, re-^. 
hi.i grantl.ion and 501. of Kobert of Newtown. 



Returning to this country she lived ■ 
in "Washington until 1875, when licr 
londncs< for travel induced her to under- 
take with h'.r husband aud daughttr tiio 
long and still rather unusual journey 
across the Continent to China, .Tapaa. 
India and Egypt — a journey which, rich 
in enjoyment and instruction, prove. i 
to be her la-t. From Cairo she went to 
I'avis for medical advice, ard di'd i.T 
tliat city ten days alter her arrival, Mrs. 
Richardson possessed many graces ot' 
mind as well as of pv:rson, and her nu- 
merous friends will learn of her sudden 
death with much regret. 

Smauky, Dr. Adoniram, in Lebanon, 
N. H., May 14, 1870, as-d 72. He was 
born Sent. 14, 1803, For over 43 years 
he was a physician in active practice. 
He y/a? an energetic man, and sldlful i:i 
his profession. 

Washburn, Israel, in LivermoTe, Mc., of 
protracted paralysis. Sept. 1, ISI G,a. 91. 
Hn was the eldest child of Isra.l and 
Abiah Washburn, of llaynham. Mass.. 
where he was born, Nov. IS, 17Si. lie 
was the 7 th generation in descent from 
John^ Woshburn (an early settler of Dux- 
bury, who removed t'nence to Bridge- 
water) through John,- ^amutl,'' LinuA,' 
Israel,^ aud hrad,^ above, his fatlier, 
who was born in Rayuham, Jan. 30, 
1755, 

He left his native town in ISOO, and 
taught school in Dresden, Maine, for a 
year or more ; after which he engaged 
in trade and shipbuilding, with Barzii- 
lai Wiiite, at White's Landing, now 
Richmond, Me. In 1809, he purchased 
of Artemas Leonard his fyrm and Score 
in Livermore, and carried on business 
here as a trader till 1829. His subse- 
quent life was passed on his farm in th.it 
town. He represented Livermore in the 
legislature of Massachusetts in 13 lo. 
1816, 18 IS and 1819, and had al.«o held 
the offices of town clerk and selectman 
there. His wife, Mrs. Martha (Benja- 
min) Washburn, to whom he was mar- 
ried March 3i), 1812, died May 6, 18'U, 
They had eleven children, among v.-hom 
are Hon. Israel (LL.D.) of PoTtland. 
Me., formerly governor of that st..'.te; 
Hon. Elihu B., now Unit':d States min- 
ister to France; and Maj. Gen. Cadwal- 
ladcr C. (LL.D.), formerly governor of 
Wisconsin, 

Till his death he took a lively interest 
in public alfairs, and was thorougi'l.^ 
conversant '.I'ith the political history ot 
the nation. 



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ME:\I0IE of ISAAC CTIAr:^IAN BATES. 

iiy HA4UL10N A^-DHE^v= H ii.L, M.A., or Boston, >ra,s3. 

■^^ ^ \C CHAPMAN BATES was born in Xortliamptcn, ?,Ia5?n- 
^^chusctts, OH the 22cl o- October. 1^17. lie T^•^3 tl.e .kth cmld 
and youngest son cf the Hon. Isaac Chapman and Alartha IIcnsIiaAV 

'Hi^ f^^hcr, Isaac Chai-man Botes, was bom in Granville, May-, 
Jan. 23, 1779, and died in Washington, D. C, .>Iarcn_lG_, 184;^ 
He was a leading member of the bar, and at the time ot_^ hi. d.:ath 
was one of the United States Senators for the state or Massachu- 
setts, the Hon. Rufas Choate being his colleague. His wde, ..xar- 
tha, daughter of the Hon. Sanmel Henshaw of ^orthainpton, wa3 
born in Boston. June 9, 1783, and survived mm! tlie^Oia ot No- 
vember, 1374, ii^vlng nearly coinpleted the tirst half ot her nin.ty- 

second ye-ir.' . -, , ^ ■« •, 

The subject of the present memoir received the usual acaaemu.. 
trainin- ot'the time at Hound Hill School, Northampton, and at tne 
a-e of Sixteen came to Boston and entereJ die warehouse ct :^iessr8. 
l^chvards & Sroddard, importers of silk goods. His abihty and 
eteady deportment so commended him to the confidence and regard 
of his employers that he was sent by them to France, as their pur- 
cha^^inT a-ent, before he had completed his nmeteenth year, lie 
remained ^in Europe in this position for sevorul years, and, wiule 
assidr.ous in his attention to business, he improved his oppor.um- 
ties to the utmost for becoming familiar with the French and Crer- 
man lan-.:ao-es and advancing his general cuUure. _ Returning to 
the Unired States, he associated lumself in business in Boston wita 
Mr. K. A. Crafts, formerlv of Manchester, England,^ under the 
tirm name of R. A. Crafts <fv Co. On the succession o.^ ^h. Fill- 

• Mr. Senator Sates was son cf Col. Jacob "B.-tc?, who ^.':''^ ^^^ ^r^^^'^.^^ 
'2, K-f;, rcinov-.i %nai hib father to Granville, Mass., lu i.ao, uicd Occ. -, l>io, aai Tsaa 

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more to the pvei^itlciicy in lijjO, ^Ir. B:ite.s was appointof] Com-ul- 
Gciienil III Aix la Chanelle, fur liiK-iiiih l^rii^sia and ^\'t&tpllaliH. 
His acquaiutance witli coiitineutal lil'c and languages, lils urbar.o 
jnaimers, liis mcrcaiuile cxpuricnce, and liis sound and liheral jud;^- 
nu.'iit, quallHed him to au e\co[Aic)nal decree for ihU ofilce. lie 
was both ])oj)uhir and (.fHcicnt as a representative of his government, 
and Mr. ^^'obstcr, wiiile at the head of tlie Department of JState, 
6})olce with special praise of his consuhir reports as being earefully com- 
piled and full of valuafdc information. On a cliange of administra- 
tion in 1<S.j4, he was su[)ersedcd : the |)crson a^ipointed to succeed 
liim, however, was almost immediately recalled, and Mr. Bates was 
asked to return to the consulship ; but it was too late, he had con- 
cluded other arrangements. 

"Whoa Mr. Bates can;c back to Boston in ISol, our merchants 
were engaged in organizing the Board of Trade, ^ and they were 
fortunate in being able at once to secure his cooperation as its fiec- 
retary and executive manager. Under his discreet and able admin- 
istration, the new in-citution almost immediately took rank with the 
long-established couuiicreial bodies of New York, Philadelphia and 
Baltimore. Such boards were then in existence onlv in the three 
cities named and in New Orleans, Savannah, San Francisco and 
Portland, and the only produce exchanges were those of Xew York, 
Chicago, Cincinnati, xMbany, Oswego, Builhlo, and Cleveland, iii 
all fourteen. !Now, there are five or six times as many commerciid 
organizations of various kinds in the United States, and their sphere 

bnrieJ in Xonhcimpton. He married raitli, cLinghtcr of Phineas Robinson, of Gnmville, 
and widow of I<a.ic Ch.ipmau, born in Duriiam, Aug. 10, \7oo, died Oct. 23, 1829, and 



Son of John E;ire«, of Durham, born 'Miirc'l' 3. 1717, removed to Granville, 1753. died 
arch 31, 17S2. He married Edith Ward, of Middlctown, Conn. 

Son of James Bate?, of Saybrook and Iladdam Quarter, Ccnn., bom Dec. 16, 16S3, 
anied Hmnah, da'i^iiter of Da-vid Bull. 



buried in Nijrthampton 
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Son of Samuel Bate, of Saybrook, baptized in Dorchester, June 19. 164S, die! D:c. 2S, 
1699, married Mary, dangliter of Kol)ert Cliapman, of Saybrook. born April 15, 1655. 

Son of James Bate, of Saybrook and Iladilani, baptized in Lvdd, Conntv of Kent. 
England, Dec. 14, 1624, sailed" for America with his father in the' " Elizabeth " in 15;J6, 
mai-ried Ann, daiiL-hter of Henry "Witliinirtun, of Durehester. 

Son of James Bate, of Lydd, County of Kent, England. 

For the further genealogy of the Bates or Bate family, sec documents in process of 
compilation, tuft by the late Isaac Chapman Bates, now in the possession of the New Eng- 
land Historic, GenealoiicU Societj*. 

Mrs. Martha Hcnshaw Bares, born in Boston, June 9, 1783, married Isaac Chapman Bates, 
afterwards United States Senator, Sept. 21, 1807, died in Nurtliampton, Nov. 9, 1874. 

Daughter of the Hon. Sauuiol Heiishaw, of Milton, B-ton ai;'d Northamr.ton, bom in 
Milton, Feb. 14, 1741, died iu Xuvtli.'.n:[ ton, Mareh U, icO'.), manied Aug. 7,'l782, M.irtha 
Hunt, of Nonh:Jnpti'n, burn June 23, 1755, died Mav '^7. 1S42. 

Son of Saninei Henshaw, bora in Milton, Sept. 21, "1723, died Mav 21, 1778, married No.'. 
1742, Subrpit Woo.hml, of Milton, died March U, 1792. 

Son of >anviu! Hensiu.w, born in Dorchester, Ap'i! 1. b^S?, died Oct. 18, 1761, maiTied 
Waitstill ToplirT". of Dorchester. bapti/;ed Nov. 9, 16^4, died Mav 17, 1737. 

Sou of Joshua Henshau-, of Lurehe>ter, born iu l.iverpoi.l, Eiujlanu, about 1643, died in 
1719, man-ied in bj70, Elizabeth Sumner, of Dorchester, baptized June 27, 1752, died in 1723, 

For farther particrihu's see the Heuihaw papers, deposited by Mrs. Isaac C. Bates wiili 
the above-named Soeiety. 

> There had previously been .1 Chamber of Commerce in Boston. It was orianized on 
the iSth cf Jauu;'.ry, 1836, and for some years was a very active ?.nd useful bodf. After ;♦ 
time, however. t!;e intere.-t of its me.ribcr's fell oif, and without ibrmiilly dioOaaifing, it Ueld 
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of activity and opportunities for lu'cfulness are of course more geiie- 
rally understood and int<,'lliucntly njiprcciiited tliau was tlio ciisc 
twenty yenr.s ac;o ; yet a circidar issued by Mr. Bates in January, 
18.^5, :uldre.-sed to the business men of l>oston, settincc fortii what 
should or niijiht be aeeoinplished by tlie J5o:u(l (;f Trade, and show- 
ing why thoy sliould give it their 6yui[)athy and contrif)ute to it 
their joint effort, could hardly be inoie comprehensive and complete 
liad it been penned to-day, and it presents to view a higher ideal 
than most of our eommerfial Ijoards have yet iittaine<l to. 

Mr. Bate? publislied annutd rej)orts in 18,'>r), 1850, and 18 ')7. 
The last, a volume of G70 pages, is ]n-obal»ly by far the most full 
and elaborate compilation ever issued by any conunercial board or 
chaniber in this country. It contains a large variety of etatistics, 
the laws and rcijalations governing the liarbors and pilot service of 
the state, and the laws o'l the United States relating to luoney, 
weights nnd measures, customs duties and public warehouses. It 
was well fitted for a place on the bookshelf of every counting-house, 
and for constant reference by every merchant who desired accurate 
and trustwortliy information in the intelligent prosecution of his busi- 
ness. In these annual reports there are ample discussions of many 
questions of both local and national interest, prominent among the 
latter being reciprocal trade with Canada, an uniform system of 
weights and measures, and the usuiy and bankrupt laws. 

The subject, however, to which jiaramount importance is given 
in Mr. Bates's volumes, as in most of the subsetjuent reports of the 
Boston Board of Trade, is the improvement of transportation facili- 
ties, inland and coastwise, in the United States. This was, perhaps, 
the leading object in vievv with those who formed the Board, and to 
this its thought and effort wore mainly directed for many years. At 
tlie time of its formation the American railway system had hardly 
done more than to make a beginning in its development. In 1854 
there were 16,72(> miles of railway in operation in this country ; in 
1874 there were 72,623 miles. xVnd the lines tlien running were 
defective in many of their arrangements, and far below the reasona- 
ble requirements of the public. To refer to one route only, that 
between Boston and Chicago by way of Albany and Niagara Falls : 
there were two corporations between Boston and Albany, which 
divided the responsibility between them, or rather, which so ci^n- 
stantly passed it from one to the other, that the community couM 
never tell where to find it. There w^ere only 53 miles of double tra''k 
between "Worcester and AHiany, a distance of 15G miles, and the 
larger part of this was between Worcester and Springfield ;' conse- 
quently there were slow trains and imperfect connections at and west 
from Springfiold, There was no bridge aeross the II^,d^ou Kiver 
at Albany, and consequently there were many dela;> s and infrequent 

* It \v;\s n(.t nntii lS^l'^, that the cri^irp ili<t;ir:ce betxvccn Worfostrr and AH any (excepting 
tlJO bna^'es across :ho Connecticut aud Uudsoa rivers) was covcrJ by a Joubie track. 






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connections, both tor passencrc-rs and f<»r ^roodd, nt tliat point. The 
railway tiLispcii>iou bridge ucros;^ iho Nia^^ara Jiivcr was n<jt opened 
for traffic until the spring of 185.5; and then, and for many ycara 
later, tlic gauixc of tlie Great Western Railway of Canada was 
broader than that of the lines connectinc^ with it, at either its east- 
ern or its we^^tern tcrn.inus. It was under these circumstances, and 
Avhile sufferincT fi-om these disadvantages and others which might he 
named, that the mercliants of Boston," in order to save the trade of 
the city with tlic ^\'est and South-AVest from utter extinction, unit- 
ed tlieir inthienee and their endeavors to bring to pass a better state 
-of things, and the secretary of the new Board of Trade was quick 
to apprehend tlic necessities of the case, and energetic in measures 
for meeting and overcoming them. In his first annual report, bear- 
ing date Jaimaiy 15, 1855, Xiv. Bates says : " What we want and 
aim to have is, that the companies wliose roads run in connecting 
lines shall come to an understanding with each other, so that 
through-freight trains may be run at ditferent rates of speed, and at 
prlres proportioned to the speed, but all of them with the rapidity 
of passenger trains ; and v»e want to know beforehand with certain- 
ty how nuich it will cost to send our merchandise to any given pent, 
and how long it will take to get it there." This high standard of 
railway efHciency, persistently held up by the Boston Board of Irade 
for so many years, has not yet perhaps been absolutely reached, 
but from 1855 and onward steady progress has been made. That 
the membership was not unreasonably impatient in its hopes and 
expectations, may be inferred from the circumstance that at the an- 
nual meeting in January, 1856, ]Mr. Bates congratulated the Board 
on the completion of arrangements by which the time guaranteed for 
the transit of goods from Boston to Chicago vas '' only sixteen 
days." 

Mr. Bates sought to make himself thoroughly acquainted with 
the details of the transportation business, and he was in constant 
correspondence and in personal contact with all the prominent rail- 
way officials in this part of the country. He also travelled over the 
routes in which the trade of Boston was particularly interested. On 
the opening of the Niagara Suspension Bridge, in April, 1855, 
there was an immense accumulation of merchandise from both the 
East and the West, for which the officials were not prepared, so 
that great confusion ensued, involving serious delays and very heavy 
losses. To quote from the annual report for that year : " Along the 
line of their road [the New York Central] scattered over a distance 
of from ten to twenty miles, wherever there was room, might be 
-seen cars waiting to be unloaded. The like was true of the Great 
Western Railwav." As soon as the news of this confusion and de- 
tention reached Boston, Mr. Bates h;istened to Suspension Bridge 
and spent several weeks in its vicinity, rendering valuable aid in the 
process of disentan:,'Iement. A year later, in the spring of 185C, a 



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hcavv snow-storm, in conjimctlon with the break in p:ange, caused 
:i i^iniUiirlv disustiuu- stu[ii»ai;'e of trattic at tlio same point. We are 
told tliat "tliree-Hlths of all the cars (belonging tu the New York 
Central) suited to the business and in condition to be used, were 
l>loc-ked up at the Suspension Bridge, leaving only two-fifths for all 
tlie IkiHalo and Lake-Shore business and for goods eoniing East." 
In another week, all the cars belonging to the Central road would 
have been used up, and it would have been left without any what- 
ever for ROW business. 3Ir. Bates kcjit the members of the J>(jard 
of Trade well informed of everything tliat was taking place at the 
I'ridge at this juntiture, and he lu'lited to turn the tide of trafHc from 
this citv into other channels, until th.c pressure could be removed 
and communication reopened by the direct route. 

In the course of its endoavoi-s to promote regularity and fiicility 
of transportation, the Board of Trade was led, in lb.!>6, to establish 
the liostou Inland ^Mutual Insurance Company, arid ]Mr. Bates was 
naturally Hxed upon as its president, lie therefore resigned the 
tecrctarysh'p of the Board of Trade, but continued to be an active 
member of its government. We doubt whether, either in tiiis coun- 
try or in Euro^Mj, a company has ever been established for altogether 
the same oljjects in combination. These ol)jects were — to insure 
property against fire in Boston ; to insure merchandise against the 
perils of the sea, when raiisported coastwise from ports between. 
Newfoundland and California ; to insure against the perils of inland 
navigation and transportation over all the main lines of railways, 
lakes, ri^-ers and canals in the country; and to insure against delays 
in the conveyance of merchandise. This' last was really the chief 
purpose of the company, — to obviate delay, and to promote regu- 
larity aid promptness in the transit of goods ; and it is a pity that 
the project coidd not have had a longer and more thorough trial. 
But at the commencement of the civil war in ISlJl, new and untried 
difficulties arose, which seemed to complicate, more than ever, the 
transportation question, and it was decided, contrary to Mr. Bates's 
judgment, to wind up and dissolve the company. It had been a 
success, pecuniarily and otherwise, during the few years of its exist- 
ence, and it would in all probability have continued to be so. 

Shortly after, ^Nlr. Bates became interested in a valuable patent, 
and in the summer of 1864 he went to Europe to introduce it there, 
and to represent the com.panv to which it belonged. He held this 
position two or three years and then relinquished it, but his residence 
continued to be on the other side of the Atlantic until the time of 
his death. Dtu'ing tiie last seven or eight years of his life he en- 
joyed a period of leisure to wh ch a protracted career of industry 
fully entitled him, and for nvikinrr a irood Tise of which his culti- 
vated tastes abundantly fitted him. He travelled extensively ; and 
in his comfortable home in Paris, he renewed the study of statistical 
and industrial questions, commenced long before. He became much 

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interested, also, in genealogioal investigations, and some valujiLlc 
results of the.'^e labors have come into the possession of tliu Xcw- 
Kngland Historic, Grncalouical Society, altliough not in tlic form 
tb'^y would have taken had ho survived longer. 

Indeed, wherever ]Mr. ]}atc.s was, and however he was situated, 
he could not be idle. Ills mind was too active, and his energies 
were too strong and healthful to remain ujic'Jiploycd. And what- 
ever lie engaged in, or undertook to do, he did tliorougldy and well. 
He brought not only intelligence and aptitude, but 7.oal also to his 
work, and a degree of enthusiasm which enabled him to overcome 
obstacles. He used to say that it had always seemed to be his for- 
tune to labor in untried fields ; but perhaps the most marked in- 
stances of his success were those wliich he achieved without experi- 
ence on his own part, or the precedents of others, to assist him. 
His industry was painstaking and indefatigable, and he spared no 
time or effort to make himself master of the work befoi'c him, or 
to carry it throngh to complete accomplishment. These qualities 
■were especially ci)ns})icuous iu him wliile he was secretary of the 
j^oston Hoard of Trade and }»rcsident of the Inland Insurance Con)- 
pany ; but they were to be observed throughout his business life, no 
less when as a youtli he was making large purchases of goods in 
a foreign country, than when, nearly thirty years later, he carried s. 
new and important invention to England and tiie continent. This 
absolute fidelity to the business in hand was a natural outgro\vtIi 
of the sterling integrity of his character. His ideal of personal 
honor was high, and he could not have satisfied himself with any 
half-hearted or perfunctory performance of duty. He set an ad- 
vanced standard of excellence before himself; he therefore found it 
less difticult to please others tlian himself, in what he was ah'lc to 
accomplish, ^\'ith this strength of principle and elevation of pur- 
pose, he possessed also great amiability aiid generosity of heart, 
refined susceptibilities, and quick and resjionsive sympathies, in a 
word, all the essentials to a true nobility of nature. 

Of Mr. Bates in his private and domestic relations, it is enough 
here to say that he was most exemplary in all of them. He was 
married in Boston, May 14, 1851, to Frances Sarah Attwill, born 
in Xew Orleans, ^lay 15, 1S28, daughter of John Daggett Attwill, 
of Xew Orleans, and Ann Burroughs, of Woodbridge, County of 
Suffolk, England. His only child, Arthur Edward Bates, was born 
in Alx la Chapelle, March 5, 1853, and died iu Paris, April 28, 
1873. The education of this son had been carried on for several 
years under the zealous care and scholarship of Brof. ^lotzdorf, of 
Berlin, and he gave m.uch promise of future excellence. He was 
about to return to America, with his parents, to enter the sophomore 
class in Harvard University, at the time of his sudden death. 

For more than a year ^Ir. Bates had been subject to an infirmity 
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was prcpaml for Lis demise %vl.cn it came. He was on a vi.^it to 
the United States for the pmpo.^e of complctmg a famdy tomb in 
the old cemeteiT in Nortluimpton, and of laying the remains ot hio 
hclovcd son to rest there. AViulc passing a few days at Saratoga 
Sprin"-^ he became somewhat wori^c than usual, and at nighi, on 
the 2-rth' of September, 1«75, he died with hardly a moment's wani- 
iua "God's fm-er touched him, and lie slept." lather ana 50u, 
afSj'r a separation'brief but bitter, are now reunited, and itieu- bodies 
repose side by side, amid the peaceful shades where so many ot their 

kindred sleep. . m . i „^ 

Siicli men as Mr. Bates are too rare to be given up without deep 
and genuine sorrow, and especially are they to be lamented when 
they are taken from earth in the very prime ot life, and ui the ripe 
maturity of their powers. It becomes us, however, now ami at all 
times, to acquiesce in the varied appointments of our Heavenly 
Father in Ili< providential dealini^s with the children ot men ; and, 
remembcrin- that lie keeps the times and seasons in His own power, 
to rclv confidently upon the assurance of His wi.dom ana love, ooili 
when' He gives 'and when He recalls His gifts, saying evermore, 
"He doeth^all things well." 



NOTES ON A^SIERICAN HISTORY. 

By the Ecv. Ed^akd D. Neill, A.B., President of Macalestcr College, Minncr-polis. Minn. 

[Continued from imge 22.] 

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A Study of the Yir.oiNiA Census of 1G24. 
Eev, Richard Buck. 
TN a volume of Colonial Records published by the State of Yir- 
1 -Inia, in 1874, there is a list of those living in that co bny on 
Feb'' 16 16-^3, or 1624 according to the present mode of reckoning. 
The columns of bare names look stiff and prosaic, yet the lives 
of those who bore them, if not always "sublime," were full ot ro- 
mance and exciting incidents. . i r 
In the census of those at James City and the corporation thereof, 
appear Eenamv,(>rcyon, Peleg and Mara Bueke. Here, tor the 
first time, the historian obtains a glimpse of the famdy ot tlie Rev. 
Richard Buck, and the name of each child suggests an experience 

of the fiither. . -, t ^ ^^ ^ ~ 

Buck was the chaplain of the fleet of nme^vessels that sailed ou. 
of the port of Rlvmouth on the first day of June, loO<J, bound tor 
Viri,/nua. With Gates, Somers, and Captain ^ewport, on toe Lbta 
of Julv, he was on board the "Sea Ycnture" when uriven by a 



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liurricane on tlic rock.s of l^cruiudas. During tlic following winter, 
^\•lli!o vo5.-oh MOiC Viniiig constrir.-totl to ro^uuic their voyage, liiick, 
who IkkI ];ccn a student at Oxford, was fait'.iful to his ordinntiou 
vows. The " Lord'6 Day," as tlic first day of the week was called, 
was duly observed, and one Steplien Hopkins, a J^uritan, su[jposed 
to liave been afterwards one of the " JNlay Flower" passenger?, 
acted as lay-reader. Among the passengers was the celebrated 
John ]volfe, the earliest tobacco pbuiter in Virginia, and his wife. 
AVhilc tarrying on the island, Mrs. llolfe gave l)irth to a babe, which, 
in accordance witii the forms of the Church of England, was Ijap- 
tized I>ernuida8. Nor was the marriage service disused. Thomas 
l*owell, the cook of Sir George Somers, had fallen in love witli one 
Eliz;d.>cth Persons, the servant of ^Listress Ilorton, and the good 
ciiaplain pronounced " that they be man and wife together, in the 
name of the Fadicr, and of the Son, and of the Holy Gho:it." 

Toward the last of ]May, ]f)10, the passengers arrived from 
p.eriiiudas to find their fellow colonists at Jamestown ou the '^'ergc 
of starvation. Upon their landing, the bell of the rude log-charcli 
was rung, aud tiie emaciated and disheartened settlers assembled an'l 
listened to the " zealou§ and sorrowful prayer" of ]Mr. Buck. 

Two -sveeks later, to the joy of the suftering. Lord Delaware 
appeared, in the James Kiver with three ships. That nobleman in 
bis narrative writes : '' The 10th of June, being Sunday, I brought 
my ship, and in the afternoon went ashore, where, after a sermon 
made by Mr. Buck, Sir Thomas Gates his preacher, I caused my 
commission to be read. * * * There was not above one sow, 
that we can hear of, left alive, not a hen or chick in the fort, and 
our horses and mares they had eaten." Sir Thomas Dale, in ^lav, 
1611, brought some new colonists, profane, rictous, and mutinous, 
and a supply of provisions " as hogs refused to eat.'' 

In these days of darkness the wife of the chaplain gave birth to 
a daughter. As the motlier lay in her Aveakness, she could but con- 
trast her condition with the happy days of her childhood in Eng- 
land, and appreciate the feelings of the woman of Betlilehem when 
she said to her old friends, " Call me not Xaomi, call me Mara, for 
the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me. I went out full, 
and the Lord hath brought me home again empty." 

When the day came for the baptism of the first born of the minister 
of Jamestown parish, the infant, in view of the disuearteniu'^ cir- 
cunislanccs of its birth, was appropriately named ]\Iaru. 

Three years elapse, and the good minister is T)rcsented with a son, 
and, remembering that when Moses was in ^lidian his wife " bare 
him a son and he called his name Gershom, for he said, I have been 
a stranger in a strange land," in sympathy with the great Ilebrev/ 
lawgiver, he baptized the boy, born among the forests of Vir''inia, 
surrounded by Indians, Gershom. 

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time in tlio glcl)e-house of Jamei^town. Like Raclicl, tl)e wifo "had 
liiircl labor," and she called the boy Benoni. As lie bc.c^au to toddle, 
there wa3 no rolllckhic,' f'lee, the eyes had not the animation \\lu(Ii 
the mother l>ad noticed \n those of Mara and Ger.^horn in th.'ir early 
chiklhood; and as he advanced in boyhood he could not nuriihcr 
twenty, measure a yard of cloth, or rij^htly name the days of the 
week, liy his birth a mysterious Providence caused the i^ood min- 
ister to drink one more bitter cup, to have the unenviable distinc- 
tion of being the father of the first natural fuol aniong the Ivi-li-h 
speaking colonists of .North America. "An idiot or natural f<.ul," 
says Bhickstone, "is one that hath no midcrstanding from Ins 
nativity." 

John Rolfe, in 161G, describes Jamestown as having a population 
of fifty men, "whereof thirty-one are farmers, all these n^aintain 
themselves with food and raiment. Mr. liicliard Buck minister 
there, a very good preacher." A year or two after this the old log 
church was so decayed that the inhabitants at their own expcose 
built a new house of woiship, of timber, twenty ^Qitt in breadth and 
fifty feet in lenc',-th.' In this builtling convened, on the 30th of July, 
1G19, the first legislative assembly in America, composed of two 
burgesses from each plantation, freely elected by the inhabitants 
thereof, with pov/er to make and ordain laws profitable for ihc Colony. 

The Journal of the Leglslarure states: "The most convenient 
place we could find to sitt in was the Quire of the Church, where 
Su* George Yeardley the Governor, being sett downe in his accus- 
tomed place, those of the Counsell of Estate sate next him, on both 
handes, excepte onely the Secretary then appointed Speaker, y^\o 
sate right before him. * * * But forasmuche as men's atTiures 
doe little prosper w-here God's service is negiectel, all the Burgesi-cs 
tooke their places in the Quire till a prayer was said by Mr. Buckc, 
the iVIinister, that it would please God to guide and sanctifie all our 
proceedings to his owne glory and the good of this Plantation. 
Prayer being ended, to the intentc that as we had begim at Gou 
Almighty, so we might proceed w awful and due respecte towards 
the Lieutenant, our most gratious and dread Soveraigne, all the 
Burgesses were intreatted to retyre themselves into the body of the 
Churche, w*=^ being done, before they vvere fully admitted, thev were 
called in order, and by name, and so every man, none staggonng at 
it, tooke the oathe of Supremacy, and then entred the Assonildy. 

The dividing of the colony into hundreds with the privdoge of 
representation in the Assembly, gave new life to the iniiabu-^^t^. 
Not; long after this legislature adjourned, the good v.ife of Mr. i.uck 
presented him with another son. Kemembering thut ^ncr, no 
Hebrew patriarch, called a son "Peleg, for in his days was tl>e cart.; 

' The present dilapidaterl cliarch is the fourth built at J-^i^cstovvn. The thirl. ''>iilt of 
f.rick, V.-...S ooTT.intTi.ca in 1GG9, ai.:! in 1G7G uesrroycJ by iiru. The cliticc cow la rwu. was 
coiiir.iouccd afier this period, on a new founaaiion. 



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dividnd" into separate fuinilics, tlie chaplain commemorated iIk- 
l\Irrj>llnri or dividiii:; of Mr^iuia into .separate Ie;i:iilativ'e di.strict.-i, 
by hai)tiziiig his k;t child with the name of Tcleg. 

Four years after the nieetin;;' of this first legislature, hotli the 
Kcctor and his wife had died. Early in the year l<i2.5 the children 
wei-e lIvinL'' with some of the parishioners. Poor chatterinu: Beriorii 
and Teleg were cared fur by Peter J^angmau and Mary his wife ; 
Mara lived with duhn and Bridget Buirows, and Gcrshom was at 
the [)l:uitation of one dohn Jackson. 

The last record of the minister's family i, in 1037, when Ambrose 
Harmar j)otitioncd the king of KngLind relative to the care of 
"Benoni Buck an i<liot, the first in that Plantation, son of liichanl 
Buck the late Minister, together with his poor estate, liaving had 
the tuitiun of him and his brother for thirteen years." 

The Widow Jordan. 

Siselye Jordan is the quaint name of a yoiuig widow v.hoic first 
husband, Samut 1 Jordan, gentleman, of ChaiJcs JJuudred, had a 
plantation at Jordan's Journey, ou the south side of the James 
Riyer, not far from City Point. Cecilia or Cicely, when a little 
. girl, only ten years of age, was brought, in A.D. IciO, in tha ship 
Swan to Virginia, and when about twenty years old became the \vife 
of Samuel Jordan, who owned four hundred and flfiv acres, and 
in 1 Gl {) was a member of the first Virginia legislature. Xt Fieurdieu 
Hundred, ou the same side of the river at a short distance below, 
the Bey. Greviile Pooley resided, who in 1622 came from En::land 
in^the ship James. A few months after he settled in the "Xcn- 
World he was called upon to visit his neighbor Samuel Jordan, who 
was dying. Three or four days after the funeral services, the grave 
clergyman pro[)Osed to the widow to take the place of her deceased 
husband, and thought his ofler was accepted. 

But the adage that " there's many a slip between ti.e cup and 
the lip," was yerified in his case. In 1G18 there had arrived in 
the ship Xeptune, and settled near the Jordan plantation, AVilliam 
Ferrar, whose name is jierpetuated by Ferrar's Island, the neck of 
land opposite Henrico. At the time Cicely became a Avidow, he was 
about thirty years of age, and one of the most intelliuent men in 
the colonv. He was a relative, and supposed to have been the bro- 
ther of Xicholas Ferrar, the friend of the poet George Herbert, and 
of John FeiTar, the Deputy Governor of the Virginia Companv 
of London. It became pleasant for him to walk over to the widow 
Jordan's and notice the children, ]Mary about three years of ai:e, 
and Margaret an infant. In time, he proj^osed to marrv the mother, 
and in the presence of the Governor and Council of 'Virginia sh3 
acknowledged her engagement to him. 

Pooley the minister v.-as inconsolable. Xot disposed tamely to 
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Cicelv iDUDcdiately after her first husbantl's funcrjil, and decliued 
that there was ii Ihigniut breach of promise. Tlie Council of the 
Colony felt it vras too knotty a questioa for them to decide, and 
tlicv referred it to th.c liondon Company. 

On the 24tii of Apiil, 1G21, there was laid upon the table of 
the Virginia Company the depositions *' touching t!ic diflerencc be- 
tween M' Tooley and M'^* Jourdan," and they were referred to I'r. 
Sanmel Purchas, the eminent divine and chronicler, wiiii instruc- 
tions " to confer witli some civilian;] and advise what answer wa.-j 
fit to be returned in such a case." 

In January, 1(125, a muster of the inhabitants of Jordan's Jour- 
ney was taken, and is called the "Muster of IM' William Ferrar 
ami M" Jordan,'' but we have no evidence as to the time of the 
murriai^e ceremony. Poor Pooley was then living' at Piersey's Hun- 
dred, with two j-oung indentured servants, but seems at length to 
have been married, and about the year 1G29 to have met with a sad 
end. 

A letter v/ritten about this time to Sir Martin Stuterille, by Joseph 
]\Iead, states that ''treacherous savages assauUud th.e house of one 
Mr. Pooley, a minister, and slew him and his family." 

Eleanor PliilUps. 

Eleanor Pliillips is the name of one of those living at ^rVest and 
Shirley Hundred, the region where the Union army rested after 
the battles at Malvern. \\e find just enough about her to stimulate 
our curiosity. At a meeting of the Virginia Company, held in 
London on the 5th of September, 1G22, Nicholas Ferrar, the Dep- 
uty Governor, stated that he had received a warrant &igT:jed by 
sundry Lords of his Majesty's Privy Council, directed to the Com- 
pany, requiring one Dan. Fraucke, a reprieved malefactor, to i)e 
sent to Virginia, which Francke had consented to ser%-e there one 
Kleanor Phillips, who intended to go over with him and pay his 
passage, and the Company ordered that he should be placed on 
board the ship Southam[)ton, Capt, Chester, which was about to 
sail. 

A few months after he landed at AVestover, we discover that 
Fmncke died, but no one knows why Eleanor Phillips was so inter- 
ested in his welfare. 

Alice Davison. 

Glancing down the list, Ave find Alice Davison, with the Latin 
word vidua opposite her name. The husband of this widow had 
been the Secretary of the Cohjuy, and like George Sandys ih.e Trea- 
forcr, and his colleague, was a poet. lie Avas the successor of 
the brilliant scholar and tip])ler John Pory, Avho had not carried 
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4 

1C21, there is the following entry in the transactions of tho 1 
Virginia Coiupuny : 

" iMT Deputy moved to know tlieir pleasure whether they would 
liaAe M ]*orey'.i ci)iuini^.sion renewed, or the ])liicf) to be supplied 
by another. A\ hereupon th.c C'onipni.y deelarhig rheir desire to nitiko 
a change, there were four gentlemen jtropo.^ed for the e-aid place, 
* * * being all of them reeonnnended, by worthy person:?, fur 
their honesty, sufficiency and experience in secretary affairs, but 
because no more than three could stand for the election, it was put 
to the question whi'-h tlux-e they wouM have nominated for that pur- 
pose, whereupon M' Smith was disnusscd, and the other three ap- 
pointed to stand for the election, wlio being all three put to tiic 
balloting box, choice ^s'as made of jNP Davison, he having the ma- 
jority of balls, wh(^ being called in to take notice that tiie Secreta- 
ry's j)lace was fallen upon him, did declare his thankful acknow- 
ledgment unto the Company, promising his best to answer their 
expectation of him." 

Davison died soon after the great Indian massacre in the spring 
of 16l'2, and at the time the census vras taken Ids wife had been ;v 
widow more than a year. Sir William Davison. Secretary of Statu 
under Queen Elizabeth, and friend of AVilliam Brewster the lender 
of the exiles in the May Flower, had three sons, Francis, Christo- 
pher and AValter, all of whom wrote verses. Christop»her is the 
author of the following paraphrase of the 15th Psalm : 

" Lord, in thy house, -who shall forever bide? 
To -n-hom, shall rest in eacred mount betide ? 
f Ev'n unto him that leads a life unstained, 

Doth good, and Fpeaks the truth from heart unfeigned r 

Who with his ton;:ue, deceit hatli never used ; 

Nor neighbor hurt, nor slandered, nor accue'd ; 

Who, loving goijd men, is from l»ad estranged ; 

"Who keeps his word, though to his loss, unchanged. 

To usury who hath no money lent. 

Nor taken bribes against the innocent. 

AVho in this course doth constantly persevere,. 

In holy hill, unmoved, shall dwell for ever," 

Rev. David Sands ^ 

At Hog Island, just below Jamestown, the Rev. David Sands, 
or SandLs, is marked in the census as a resident. He came to Vir- 
ginia in 1G20, and was probably a relative of Sir Edwin Sandys, 
the Governor of the Company, whose brother George was the trea- 
surer of the Colony. In July, 1G24, we find him petitioning for 
relief from calunmy derogatory to his profession. 

liev. Jonas Stochton. 

Among those enrolled at Elizabeth City were .fonas and Timothy 
Stockton, father and son. Both arrived early in 1G21, in the ship 



1S77.] Life and Times of Rev. Peter Bidhdnj. 1j3 

Bona Nova. The l\cv. Jonn.s was about tliirty-tbt years of a^'o 
when he came to Virginia, and lii:3 child Tiniolhy was ten years old. 
For a time he supplied the [)lace of Mr. AV^ickham at Henrico and 
]>ernuida Hundred, l)iic after the massacre he appears lo have returned 
to Klizalictli City. 

'y\\e. unreliable Captain flohii Smith, in his General Hi.-toiy, |)ro- 
fe.^sedly quotes from a letter of tiic liev. Mr. .Stockiiam, intended 
for Stockton, and makes him utter sentiments concerning the Indians, 
whicl) the divine lliohard Ilakluyt had printed twenty years bclurc 
Stockton saw the James Iviver. 

In the ])reface to a translati<ju frum the PortUL'^uosc of a v.'ork 
entitled "Virginia richly valued," Ilakluyt, in IGO'J, writes tlicr-c 
words relative to the treatment of the Indians. 

"To handle them gently, v/hile gentle eourfcs may bo found to 
serve, will be without eom[)arison the best ; but if gentle p.»li>iiing 
will not serve, the one shall not want hanujierers and rough masor.s 
enow, i mean, our old soldiers trained up in the Netherlands, to 
square and prepare them to our preachers' liands.' 



SO:\IE ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE 
IlEV. PETEK BULKELEY- 

By A-vxA Mahia Fat, of New York City. 

\\7"nEX the conforming Puritans of the Cliurch of England 
V T attempted to found, in the wilderness of the New '\Yorld. an 
ideal government in Church and State, one of the most earne-t of 
their number in this high endeavor, was the subject of this memoir, 
the founder and first seer of Concord. "He was," says President 
Stiles, '' a masterly reasoner in theology, and equal to the fir.-t 
characters in all Christendom and in all ages." A history of his lite 
may not be uninteresting, while it may serve to revive the memory 
of a noble but forgotten worthy of New England. 

The Rev. Peter Bulkeley came of an ancient lineage Uinte, .xxni. 
299] . He was descended from Peter, the second son of liobert, Lonl 
of Bulclogh, in the reign of Edward III., and Nicola ur Nicolau?, 
daughter and heiress of Thomas Bird, of Woore, Salop. His l.iMer, 
the Key. Edward Bulkeley, D.D., was a moderate noncouf< ruiir-t .-'nd 
a learned Divine. lie wrote the supplement to Fox's Act- atul 
^lonuments of the Martyrs," and became rector of AH Misilft 
Church, OdeU, Bedfordshh-e, in 1558. Odell, with its bcau;.M;l 
church and its castle already in ruins, was situated in a bend yt ^•c 
Ouse, a river, so tortuous iii its course, that Fuller dv.-crif--^^it •■»•» 
more meandrous than Meander." The county v.-as rith and f.fti.e, 
and famous f<jr its crops of barley. Here tJo were freslily di^^iuoii- 

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tlctl monastic houses, nii<l caatlca sciircely divested of tlic splendors 
Ox^ a faJiug Iciuliliaiii. 

Amid such suiTounding,^, Poter Ikilkeloy \v:iri l>oru January 31, 
l.')8i*-3. Nothiuo; is knowii of his childhood, «;xcept that ssc are told 
by Mr. Cotton ^Lulur " that his educati(m was answerable unto his 
origin all ; it ^Yas learned, it uas genteel, and which was the top of 
all, it was very pious." lie was sent to St. John's College, Cam- 
bridge, when about ItJ years old; and v.hile a juuinr bachelor was 
chosen fellow. At this time the University was rife with the Calvini.-tic 
teachings brought humo from Geneva by Cartwright, and divisiMiis 
in opinion and discrepancies in dress were everywhere apparent. 
Mr. J'ullcelcy remaiurd at the University imtil lOOb, and then 
returned to Odell, where he succeeded to the possession of his 
estates and to the rectorship of the Parish. About the year 1013, 
he married Jane, daughter of Thomas Alien, of Goldington, and 
became in course of time the father of a truly j^atriarchal family. 
Twtnty years vrere passed by him in the practice of a mild noncon- 
formity, protected by hi-^ diocesan, the famous "Williams, bishojj of 
Lincoln. But with the gro\ving impositions npon the Puritans, lie 
became '' a thundering preacher and made many converts to the new- 
doctrines." In the meantime P>i>hop AVilliams had lost the favor of 
Laud and had been sent to the Tower, and the fame of ]Mr. Bulkeley's 
preaching coming to tlie ears of the archbishop, he was silenced by 
the vicar general, Sir Xathaniel Brent. The days of his usefulness 
were henceforth at an end, unless he sought, in common with many 
of his brethren, a fresh field of labor in the New World. Accord- 
ingly in IGol, he sent out his eldest sou Edward in advance, while 
he himself prepared to follow with the rest of liis family. His aa Ife 
having died, he manied again about this time, Grace, daughter of 
Sir Piohard Chet-.vodc, and converting his property into money, 
embarked with three of his sons in the Susan and Ellen, ]May 9, 1(335. 
His wife and a portion of the family had preceded him by otve day 
in the xVnn and Elizal^eth. Thus, at the age of fifty, 'Sh. Bulkeley 
lelt the old home and took up the staff of the stranger and pilgrim, 
"because," says Mr. blather, "of the concern his renewed soul had 
for the free worship of the Lord Christ, and for the planting of 
Evangelical Clmrches in which to exercise that Avorship." 

Mr. Bulkeley and his family probably reached Boston about the 
first of July, and proceeded to Xev.-town, or Cambridge, where, 
perhaps, his son, already become a freeman of the colony, may have 
been prepared to receive them into some sort of temporary home. 
It is higiily probable that Mr. Bulkeley liad come to this country 
with the intention of beginning a new settlement at !Musketaquid. 
There is a Ira<lition that tiie plan was formed in England, Inxr on so 
large a scale, tiiat it necssai-ily required the co-operation of persons 
ah-cady in the colony. Musketaquid, althougii " fur up in tlie woods," 
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must have appeared to ^Ir. Bulkclcy emloweJ with fill the cluirmo 
of r. priincvnl (,>.Uj. T'lorc wore the same upland j)laiii3, the eaiue 
cxteusive mctidov.s, and again a lovely valley and u 6liiLj:;^i.sh \vin<lin^ 
river. I^iit there Avas a contra.-t b(;t\veen the cnUivated barley fields 
of Ik'df ird^liire, itd hi^turle h<nnf.s and tlieir picttiresqiie beauty and 
human interest:^, and the rude tillage of the Indians, their squalid 
huts and savage habits. The grant to begin a town at MusUeta- 
quid, says Governor AVinthro[), was made to Mr. IJulkeley and 
other families. Mr. Bulkeloy had brought v.ith him many 
farmers, pntbably his old tenants, and Mr. flohnson, in his 
"A\'onder ^\'orking Providence,'"' gives a history of the end pilgrlm- 
aif-e of the emiurants to the future Concord. lie describes how thev 
made their way through unknown woods, through watery swamps, 
tbrough thickets tluir hands must tear 0[)en that tlieir bodies may 
pass. Then how they come to scorching plains wl-erc their feet and 
legs are torn by ragged bushes, until the blo(;d trickles down at every 
«tep. Afier such toilsome days, they rest on the rocks, ''when the 
night takes them," having no repast but a }>ittance of bread. 
Finally they roach the desired haven, and here they bun'ow in the 
earth under the hillside and build some sort of tem[>orary shelter for 
their wives and little ones. Such are some of t!ie hardships by 
Mhich Concord was acquired. The land was purchased from the 
Indians at the house of Mr. Bulkeley in the autumn of 1<>35. It 
was a tract of land sin; miles square, of which ]\lr. Bulkeley 's h'^u.-e 
was the centre, and for which Captain Simon AVillard and Mr. 
Spencer paid a parcel of wampumpeage, hatchets, hoes, kn!\es, 
cotton-cloth and shirts. 

It was said by Mr. Stoughton, that "God sifted a whole nation 
that he might send choice grain over into thi^ "Wilderness." If 
this were true of the general wilderness of New England, ic was 
especially true of Concord. Not only were her founders men of 
learning and piety, they were also men of energy and some of them 
men of wealth. Mr. Bulkeley brouulit with him £6,000, and 
Thomas Flint £4,000. "Here," says ^Mr. Mather, "he [^Jr. 
Bulkeley] buried a great Estate, while he raised one for almost 
every one whom he employed in the affairs of his Imsbandrv. He had 
many and godly servants, whom after they had lived with him a fit 
number of years, he still dismissed with bestowing farms, and took 
others to succeed them in his service and lus kindness. Thus he cast 
his bread upon the waters, not expecting the return of this his charit}- 
10 a religious ])Iantation until after many days." But the substan- 
tial advantages which seemed to open so briglit a future to ]Mr. 
Bulkeley and his people, soon tlisappcared before the difHcultics which 
ncset them. In the poor wigvram^, wbi'.-h they were compollcd to 
inhabit until they could provide themselves more cumfortable uwell- 
•iigs, they suffered iucalculalyly from the severities of the clin:ate. 
Hie land had to be cleared for cuhivatios, and when this arduous work 



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was accoiJir.l!.sli.;il, the poor soil of tlic v.plnnds did not reward their 
toil ; the Hoods of the river destroy. d wliiit cro[)S the ineadow^ [>r.,- 
duced, and they wore forced "to ciit ihrir bread very thin for a luu- 
season." The men of wealth fared no l)L-tter than the poor, owin- 
to their ni«;re delicate nurture. Sonic had put all their money ini.. 
cattle, upon which the roudi foddf-r tohl so di.-^a?trously thai at the 
end of a year or two most of tiiem had pcrisiied. Their bhcep suilered 
equally, and wolves devoured their swine. Tliey lost their horses, and 
"many an hone.^t gentleman had to travell afoot." pays the chronick-, 
" and "sonic even peri-<lied witli extreme heat m theii travells." Their 
health suftered from the want of tlie finer ominx of Enirhuid ; their 
only meat was venison and raccoon bought from the Indians, 'liicy 
were dej»vessed by tlic loneliness of the situation, as the river afforded 
no conveyance to the sea, and until roads could be rnnde they were 
■obliged to travel the rougli Indian paths bave-foot and bare-legged, 
■while at every turn the red nicm was a haunting presence. Never- 
theless they were not without their mercies and consolations. If the 
loaf was s'cant, ''verily the edge of tlieir appetite was greater for 
spirituall duties at their' first coming in time of \\ ants than afterwards." 
If meat failed, was not a great store offish sent them in the .spring 
time? And assuredly when the Lord created Indian corn, hail he 
not " a speciall eve to supply these his people's wants with it, tor 
ordinarily 5 or 6 grains doth produce COO." In their poor wig\vams 
was lien'rd tlie voice of pra}-cr and praise to God, and they had 
the saintly Bulkeley always with them to cheer, to sustain, and to 
guide them. Undismayed by trials and terrors, undaunted by dis- 
appointment and failure, the work of organization went on, and the 
summer after Islv. Bulkeley's arrival finds him returning with Mr. 
Jones to Cambridge to organize the church at Concord. 'J ho gov- 
ernor, ]Mr. VaneTand the deputy governor, Mr. VV'intlirop, thougU 
invited, did not attend, as tlie Concord ministers had neglected to 
•consult previously the colonial authorities. 

On the 0th of April, 1037, the church kept a day of humiliation at 
Cambridge, preparatory to the ordination of Mr. Bulkcloy as teacher, 
and ^Ir.'jones as pastor of the church at Concord. Delegates came 
from all parts of the country ; but owing to the religious dissen- 
sions which had begun to distract the young colony, governor ^ ane. 
the Rev. Messrs. Cotton and Wheelwright, and the ruling elders of 
the Church in Boston absented themselves. For Mr. Bulkeloy was 
one of the party called Legalists, who were held to advocate a Cov- 
enant of Works, while their opponents were adherents of the Cov- 
enant of Grace. Mr. Cotton was an old friend of ^Iv. Bulkeley, 
a graduate of the same University, as well as a presbyter of the same 
diocess In Englnnd. He was" a leader of tl;e popular party m 
Boston, and to some extent favored the teachings of ^Irs. Annt 
Hutchinson and Mr. AVheelwright. :Mr. Bulkeley was on the other 
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her "that Jczabcll whom tlic Dcvill sent over thither to poison 
t!if;sc Aincrlc'iu C'hiirchcoi with her (K'ltths of S;it;in, which slie hntj 
learned in the ijvhools of the Faniilistt-." ^Nlr. Jnilkeley liad written 
Afr. Cotton very earnestly on the t.ul>ject of the ei;ntrovcrsy, but 
CoUon, while biu^ularly aitiiablc and kind to th'jsc ^vho diflercd 
froio liini, held very t^toutly to his own opinions and could not be 
persuaded to be present at the ordinalion. Yet it seeui.s not to have 
interfered with their friendship ; for in this very letter, .Mr. liulkcdey 
rcsnonds to ^Mr. C'otton's complaint of the want of brotherly love 
he had experienced. "I doe confessed' says ]\lr. liulkeley, "I have 
found as little towards myself as ever I did in any place God brouMit 
me nnto. It is the place I have desired to show love unto for His 
sake, who has set his name here, and yet I have found so max.'y 
stranc^n esses, alienations, and so much ncgicjct from some who would 
formerly have visited me, yet will they pass by niy dore as if I were 
a man they had not knowne, that I have sometimes wondered what 
the cause of tuL- clumge eoidd be, whether in myself or in them. 
Eemembring myne own" love and res}>ei;t unto yourself, I hartily 
desire you to lay aside all jealousy concerning tltc same, assuring 
you before Ilim, who knoweth our hearts, that my soule is knit 
with you as it hath been (in some measure) ever since God brougk.t 
me in acquaintance with you, though in gome things I have dilferenoc 
in apprehension and of judgment." 

A great Ecclesiastical Council \vas called at Cambridge, Aug. 30, 
1G37, to deliberate upon the differences of opinion which had Avrought 
all the tunudt. Of this council, ]\Ir. Bulkeley and Mr. Hooker of 
Hartford were chosen moderators. ''There v/ere," says ^Nlr. ^Mather, 
"five questions offered unto that great man (]Mr. Cotton), unto 
which questions he gave answers ; imto these an&wcrs the synod gave 
replies ; unto these replies he gave returns ; nnto these returns the 
sj-nod gave rejoinders, till their collisions fetched I know not whether 
more light or love unto one another." Nevertheless ^Ir. blather had 
"a vehement suspicion" that both parties were really of one mind, and 
that all their '' heretications*'" grew out of the inability of either party 
to see both sides of a question. Finally eighty-two opinions were 
declared heretical, and Mr. Cotton contented himself with saying "that 
- he disrelished all those opinions and expressions as being, some of 
them heretical, some of them blasphemous, some of them erroneous, 
and all of them incongruous." The covenant ad'-pted by the church 
of (Joncord bears evident traces of Air. ljuikck\\s hand. It was 
no statement of doctrine, but a simple biiuliiig of theniselves to one 
another ''to waike henceforth as becometh the people of God." 

After this event Air. Bulkeley appeared no more in public life, but 
confined himself to his duties at Concord. He retained, however, a 
do'jp interest in the general affairs of the country, and kept up an 
active correspondence with Air. Cotton and tlie liev. Air. >hepard of 
Cambridge. He writes to Air. Cotton, " I loic mucli in this retired 

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Wiltleriiess in which I live, but the Lord <vill at la<t li^difen my c:in- 
(llo. Tn the iiioiunvliilc help ii.s with suiiie of tliJit \vhioh God hiilh 
imparted inito you." He de[il()re.7 in unothcr letter the evils of tiu; 
times, and says, "1 am pertuaded that except there be some means 

used to chau<,'e the course of things our churches will grow more 

corrupt d;iy by dav, and tumult will arise hardly to be settled." Jn 
addition to the vexatious reli^^imis questions of the day, women were 
bef^inninf^ to claim tlieir rights in Concord. lie asks of Mr. Cotton 
"how to act when a sister takes otl'ence against ;i I'rother." A\'iiothcr 
she has the same liberty as a brother to deal with the oilendlng bro- 
ther. The good man is per[)loxed by the dangers of an athnnative 
decision ; "for there being neither male nor female in the J^ord," he 
ears the allowing the sister to call a brother in question may en<l 
ill giving the woman power over the man. 

In the meantime the trials and discouragements at Concord con- 
tinued to increase rather than abate. The disastrous floods of 
the liver, and the unrewarded tillage of the land, drove many to 
seek new homes, and some even returned to England. A difficulty 
occurred also between ^Ir, Bulkelcy and ^Ir. Jones, -which resulted 
in the departure of the latter for Connecticut, accompanied by many 
members of the little church. Amid the divisions and strifes which 
shattered the fair ideal of tlieocratic rule, ?»ir. IJulkcIey was neitla.-r 
embittered nor cast down. He was ^vont to give three good reasons 
for being consoled in such trials. He learned, first, "to know more 
of God ; second, to know more of men ; and third, to know njorc of 
himself." Only tliirty families were left in Concord after the depar- 
ture of ]Mr. Jones. ^Ir. Bulkeley had always taken a deep interest 
in the Indians, and about this time, by his influence and exertions, 
they were permitted to live within the limits o'" the town, but under 
%xry strict regulations. 

A chronicler of the time draws a beautiful and graphic picture of 
the venerable exde of Odell, in the last days of his pilgrimage 
through the earthly to the heavenly city. The little town was 
built under the protection of a sunny bank, and all the houses faced 
on one long straight street. Here with close cut hair and clad with 
scrupulous care in the strict habit of the Puritan divine, "the rever- 
end, grave, and godly Mr. TJulkeley " migiit be seen on the round ot 
his daily duty, going from house to house to iustnict the young, 
and watching with pastoral care over tlie elders of his flock. \\'hen 
through growing intirmities he could no longer make visits, he 
endeavored, by "a winning but prudent familiarity," to draw his 
people to ccnie and sit with him, when with graceful ease he turned 
every topic to some profitable lesson, so that none ever lett his 
presence that they did not take -with them "some holy, serious, 
divine, and useful thought." A\'ith such reverence did his people 
regard him, that neither the occasional irritabiiiry produc-.d by 
gufterin<z and the infirmities of acre, nor the severitv of Lis denun- 
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nud loss ri^id goncration, could diiiurii?li tlicir love and vencnitloa 
for lihn. And thia .-entinicnt wiis not peculiar to liis own poo[)le, 
but throughout the countiy he was equally respected and beloved, 
especially by all the nunisiers, who were in the habit of" addressing 
liiin "as a father, a prophet, and a councillor." He introduced the old 
Englij^h custom of catechizing the young pe<)[)le publicly in the 
church -after the afternoun service, llis preaching was remarkably 
energetic and powerful, and of a most persuasive eloquence. He 
was in the habit of preaching a series of t^ermons on a ])artieular 
text or book ; and in this way the whole of his Treatise on "the Gospel 
Covenant " was first {(reached to his o^vn ])eo[ilc soon at^er his arrival 
at Concord. So greatly was it admired, that he repeated it at their 
request. It was among the first books written in New England tliat 
wore printed. It went through several editions in England. It wa3 
not only a very clear and logical argument in the great controversy 
of the time, but it was also a statement of the Puritans' grounds fur 
desiring to estaljlish a theocracy. His knowledge of the scripture, 
both in the origin;d and in the various translations, was profound. 
He was always ready to assist any youth in obtaining an education, 
and beside other donations gave a portion of his library to Harvard 
College. To the end of his life he enjoyed the resources of scholar- 
ship, and continued to write I^atin verse, at which he had a ''com- 
petently good stroke." As old age grew upon him, his or.lv fear 
was of outliving his usefulness, and during an illness in 105? he 
composed an epigram which we give as a specimen of his Latinity. 
The kind hand of a friend enables us to subjoin in English its simple 
and pious thought. 

Pigra senectutis jam venit inutilis ajtas ; 

Nil aliud nunc sum quam fere pondus iners. 
Da tamon, Aliiie Deu-s, dura vivani, vivere laudi 

j.-t]rernuni sancti Nonanis u<que Tui. 
,.. ,. Ne vlvam (ruoriar potius!) nil utile aLrcndo ; 

' ' ■ .' ' ■■ Finiat opto mapis mors propcrata dies. -<:'. 

Vel doceam in Sancto Ciietu Tua verba salutis, "' ' ' - 

Ca?lestive canam Cantica sacra Chnro ! * ' 

Sou vivam moriarve, Tuns sim, Christe, quod uni .-. : . 

Debita vita mea est, debita raorsque Tibi ! 

Old age ■with idle days hath come ; naught else 
But useless weight I seem. Yet grant," Great God, 
TV'hile I do live, my life may be a praise 
Unceasing and a glory to thy liuly name ! 
Jlay J not live and pay no service meet, 
But rather death soon end my fruitless years ! 
Among thy saints on earth I would declare 
Thy word? of life, or sin'_' thy prai«e above. 
• • In life, in death may I be thine, O Clirisc 1 

My life is thine alone and thine my death. 

Two years more of usefulness were granted him, in which he 
was able to preach and to attend to the duties of his miaistrv. He 
died at Concord, :\[arch 9, l»J58-9, in the 77th year of hi^ age, and 
"was translated," says ^vlr. :Mather, "into regions which° afford 
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LETTER OF :JK.S. bUSAX KEDLVGTOX, COXCERXIXf; 

TJIE ESTATE OF IlElt r.I.'OrilER, JiEV. JOSEPH 

WAITE, OF SPliOUGHTOX, EXGLAXl). 

ComniunicatL-] by Delouvine P. Coiikv, E«(]., of MuMcii, Mass. 

'YTT'E are mdcltcd to Henry F. Waters, Esq., of Salem, for the 
V V fullowiag letter, fruin Essex Co. Court I^ipers, Liber 2V : 
folio 143. Its reciiuent, Robert Lord, of Ipswich, was clerk of the 
courts of tl:at county ; and to that circumstance we doubtless owe its 
preservation. As it is a private lerrcr, and has no apparent connec- 
tion with other pajjers on the fdcs, it probably came into its present 
position by accident. Had its owner found it, it might ha^e been 
lost to us, and tlie information it gives have never reached us. Ivobert 
Lord, according to tlic I,;tc liev. ]>. Felt, nianied Marv Waite,' 
and died April 21, IG80. Candler's pedigree of Ward i'nf(n-ras us 
that Mary, eldest cliild of Samuel and Mary (Ward) ^Vaitc, of 
Wethersfield, co. Essex, Eng., married Robert Lord." Susan 
Redington, the writer of the letter, vras the Susan \Vaite of the 
Candler pedigree. The will referred to Avas tlipt of the Jicv. Josoh 
AVaite, rector of Sproughtou, in Suffolk, a brother of the v.-riter, 
who died June 29, IGTO.-' His wite was ''Margaret, dauglitcr of 
Matthew Lawrence, Towne preacher of Ipswich," and her death, in 
June, 1675, ■* caused her husband's estate to pass into tiie hands of 
trustees, as provided in his will. Col. Josepli L. Chester, of London, 
in a letter to the Editor of the Register, has kindly given the follow- 
ing ab; tract of the \\-\\\ : 

The AVill of 'Joseph Waite, of Sproui^litoa. co. Suffolk, Clerk.' dated 7 
June, 16G0, was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 11 Sept., 
1671, by his relict Margaret. His bequests were as follows: 'to my dear 
and honored mother, jfrs. Judith Lawrence, £10 ; to my loved sister'^Iarv 
Lawrence, £10. at marriage. All the residue of my estate to my witb 
Margaret for life, and after her death my house and lands at Fraraliiifiham, 
CO. Sutlblk, to my loving cousin iMr. Samuel Golty, of Ipswich, Clerk, and 
my loving brother Mr. Thomas Whitiug, of Hadleigh, draper, as tru.-tees. 
to be sold by them (the same co-t me £5Co.). aiuf tlie proceeds <Iivi(k"l 
equally among 'my naturall brothers and sisters then surviveiu^ in old 
England or in New, or to the heirs of each of them.' 

A few foot-notes are added to the letter. 

* Hi.-torv of Ipswif li, p. f^7. 

* I)e:m'-" Mi.-in. of Natlianicl Wan!, p. 120. 

^ Clark's Ip.swich, p. 3)4; Di-ia's Ward, vt svpra. 

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To My Dcarc P>rot!ier Robert Lor<l at 

Ipswich iu New England This 

Dear Pirother and si>tor kind our wills presented unto you and your children 
ami "rand (.'liildrcu ho[)ing and v. ishint; your toniporali and >[»irituaU wtUfaro, 
wee^rcceiued yours dated in July with your leter of aturiiy and note for 
your goods and its no small trouble to us that we can now only send you 
words in answer to it so it is the IJeason we canot giue you, for still there is 
nothing don by the trustees, for all our going an<l sending nothing but it 
shall be don very speedily I supi)0se 3r Paine' can giue you a better 
arount of things then I he haueing I/iu so long at Ipswich, we haue sent you 
a copy of the will yet we heer cossen Golty* hath sent one we could never 
get it till now: I supose it is somwhat disputable wether Brotli Sam' 
children will haue a share by Reason of y' word then surviuehig yet me 
thiidcs I should be iilad they might though poor Joseph yet remains a pro- 
digal!, yet we would hope not all so bad as formerly, we shall do v.hat we 
can in it, though not by m' paine yet by the flrs^ opertunity we can, wo 
heard by sister YAW" from you that the 'lord hath taken our dear cossen 
Mary out of this sinfull world, we long to heer how it (is) with you in 
reference to your war,^ and though as yet the sword is at (juiet amongst 
us, we are in a xiivy sad confussed condition and sin growes to a desperate 
height without coutrowl our parliament is mett ouce againe what the lord 
will do for us by them we know not, we uiay well say lord help us for 
vaine is the help -of man o y' we could look to him as we ought;* so far as 
I know our relations are well, cosson Hellen had 2 boys at a birth about 
decemb last but both .dead, Broth Bill hath had a thistilo in his face tis 
we hope in a way of cure, I purpose this night to write to cossin Golty 
once more to hasten the bisiness, to the lord I comit you my time to write 
being very short and rest yo' loueing sister 

March 2 1C7C-7 Sus-A:^i Redington 

Pray present our kind loues to broth Johu^ and wife to whom I canot 
now VfTiiQ pray send me word which of the parkers widows she was 

* Perhaps of the famih- of Robert Paine, of Ipsvrich, X. E., treasurer of Essex Co.. who 
is supposed to have been a native of Sutf.jlk ; and who married Ann, dau. of John Whit- 
in^: of Hadleigh, in that countv. {Savage.) It may be noticed in this connection that " my 
loving tirother ^Ir. Tliomas Whiting of Hadleigh " was one of the trustees. Hadleigh is 
aliout ten miles from Ipswich. 

' Samuel Golty, of Ipswich, Eng., one of the trustees, and prohably son of Rev. Richard 
Golty, rector of Framlingham, and his wife Deborah, dau. of the Rev. Samuel Ward, of 
Ip-wiL-h. (See Candler in Dean's Ward, p. 125.) 

' Samuel Waire, elde-t son of Samuel and .Mar%- AVaite, of Wethersfield [Candler, vt 
rttpra), who maiTied Helen Crosse; and v.-ho, it appears, was now deceased, leaving issue, 
of wiiom wa- the " prodi:raU" Joseph. Perhaps John Crosse, who, with wife Anne, was a 
pa>.-;enger in the "Elizabeth of Ipswich," in 1634, and who is found at Ipswich in N. E., 
the next vear, was a relative of his wife. 

■* Perhaps Acne, the tifth child of Samuel and Mary Waite. Anne and Hann.ili. it is well 
kn.jnn, Were intvthangeaMe naint-s. Philip Bill, pre.-umed son of John and Dorothy Bill, 
iiTi brother of James and Thomis of Boston, was born about Vr2Q, and was in Ipswich. 
^^ E., lb6o-G8. In Che latter vear he re;noved to Pullin_' Point, tiien in Eo>ton. now in 
Wiiitlirop. and suor. alter to New London, v here he died. He had wife Haimah, who 
aucrwards married Samuel Bucknell, or Buckland. (Bi'! Gen., p. 55, et seq.) 

^ Philip's War, i\ liich had cio^ed with the death of Philip in the preceding August. 

" Thf wviror convevs in a few words a livelv imprcs>ion of the state of popular feeling 
In Hiigland at that time. These v.er..; tiic .lavs when the peuple were d:>tractc i by jealousies 
of ilii; i.()urt and liars of the Ron.i^h party. ' Rumors were exaggerated, and the wars on the 
continent v.cre, in anticipation, brouirht to their own dours. 

' Capt. John Waire, of Mai len, whose wife M.irv, dau. of Joseph Hills, of Maldon, ro. 
E.vse.-c, Eng., aud Maiden, ^'. E., died Nov. 25, 1674; and who had miuricd, Aug. i, 1675, 



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Pcare siste.- T thauk you for your letter and as to sister AbigaiP- her 
soooiifl iu;irt.'U slie liafh a \ov\- \o\\q.\\\'^ oarefull husband who I hope minds 
the best thiiiirs thou.uli we fchould 1)0 f,dad lo so more b.oiios of tho iiiaiuc in 
him; we beg your prayers tliat we and ours may be the lords, inablcd to du 
aud sutVor Lis will 

1 thank you fur my childreas tokens thoii;^h thoy yet haue tlicm DOt 



NEW IU:\irSHIRE MANUSCRIPTS. 

Communicated b}- John S. II. Fogg, M.D., of South Bosiun, Tlnss. 

THE following letters and documents cauic some years since into 
my possession. They relate to the old dilHculty of Lieut. - 
Gov. Jolin Usher.' The documents which follow the letter of 
Nathaniel Fryer, are in th(! same enclosure with ^Villiam Kcclford's 
leUer which fuilowo ihem. 

Boston 3'^ Octob' 1G04. 
Sr: 

I liorcw'"^ inclose a Lett' directed to yo' selfe & Couusill w'^'' wheu 
perused Seal, & afterwards 'communicate to y"^ Couusill. 

upon receijitt of these lines be pleased to call y*^ Counoill & when they racie 
you are to ord' y^ Secretary- to read y'' Letf, when read doe you ouely pro- 
pose to y*^ Couucill to know whatt may be prop"". 

if they will eiigaige to comply as proposed well : if they propose to call 
an assembly ; you may wane concerning therein untill you know ray miude 
butt w"^all you may acquaintt j^em if itt be there desire to haue an assem- 
bly, if they think good to send a Lett'' from y" board to ray Selfe desireing 
an assembly to be called : thatt I haue signifyed to you I shall be redy to 
giue my advice, & come to y"^ province to doe those things w'^'^ may be proper 
for the Coe^ aud yer^ Majty' Service : if they decline sending to me, yon may 
accjuaint them I ordered you nott to call an assembly in my absence w'-"outt 
further orde" & directions from my Selfe, w'^^ I now doe. you must be upon 
yo' Guard, & shall advise you nott to run upon many matt" leastt y* Same 
proue prejudiciall. I writt nott by y*^ lastt poste to you by reason I was 
outt of Town & fryday before I reed: yo' Lett". 

Sarah, widow of Jacob Parker, of Chelmsford. {Candler, ut supra; R'^rjjster, xxvi. 82. 
xxxi. 111. Probably "the Parkers" were acqu.aintance3 of the W'aite tamily while in 
England. 

' A younger sister. The Candler pedicrrce irives another, still younger, sister, Sarah. 
One of those was prohatily wife of Thomas Whitinu', of Hadleiirh, the " loving brother" 
of the will. Theie was also a tirother. Thumas, nut mentioned in this letter. Thomas Waite, 
of Ipsv/ich in 1G-jS, if nor earlier, mav huve been this ^lrother. I think that he was dead, 
or had removed from Ipswich, at tne date of the letter, and tint Mr. Savage has cout'ouii'led 
him with a younger man, when he speaks of him as living in 1G7S. Tuo otiier Thomas Waite, 
who appears in Essex Conrr Papers, a^ed '21 in ir>7'2, may have l^cen liis son. Can some ot 
our Essex anti'iuaries throw li_'lit ui)on the early generations of the Waites of I:i-wioli ? 

- A genoaloiry of the Usher Family, giving the ancestry and descendants of h'eu\-Gov- 
errior Ushi.r, i-- printed in tlie ll-;c-i^tLn, \"I. xxiii. np. -iiO-K.^. For an accoa.it (<f_h!-i 
administration of tiie New Ilanipsliire gDverumcut, IGOJ-'J""), see Cciknap's Hi^tuiy of Nc»v 
Hampshire, vol. i. pp. ^iS-j")!. Tiie Minutes of the Council of New Himpshire during 
that penod arc printed in the Provinc'al Piipcrs of New Hampshire, edited by the R-v. 
Naliiaxiiel Boulon, D.l)., vol. ii. pp. 70-202. Eonoa. 



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gr y^rm p}ijps arriuc:! butt noo greatt news iny Service to ail 

(TriiMi(1«: T reiunin S' yo" 

Jn** UsuF.n. 

[No luldi-fss. Endorsed -' Let' 3' O-jtol/ to [ Cap'' ffryf r."] 

Newcasll October 15: 04, 
honrd S' 

Yours of the 5 of October I Rc-eucd wth tlio Inclosed to our 
Counsell And Accordingly did Cull the Counsell Bui; the hiuntun min did 
not Cum lint 1 sent for lh<:'m A^iue Last friday : then the X\\ Cam: ordy 
ni' AVulldon was taken sick : tln-n we had many words tocretlier About my 
Being presedent: t!ie wicli you will haue A larg Acomj)t of it Bv m' Ked- 
ford Letter for : I did order him to Gine you A trou Acompt of All 
our Acting But the next day the ware more comphabll And As your 
honre will see By ui' Redfurds Letter And As were forward to huue An 
uriombly spedely to that End the All did de.sier ^Vnother metijig the next 
tusday Com and so then I told them it might dew well to send for your 
hoimcr to IjC with n=, ther Ausor was that you'' lionner know your one 
Bisnes: that is to Com wlien you pleas; S' I shall Be Glad to see yuu hear 
And hop your honre will Com : S'' the most of the Counsell Ar throwlv 
conuinsed theat I was precedent And Comander In Chef In your Absence 
As to ni' Cofen W"a3 the most forward of Ane to own it And tSpak up to it 
more than Any of the Rest : the Rest your honer shall haue At fouU when 
your honor Comes. yours to serue 

Nath flryer. 

[Addressed — " For th Ilonour^''^ ] John Usher Esq. j their ^Maj' Lieat° 
Goueru' | of the Prouince X Ilamps'' | Present [ for their Maj' Seruice."] 

Jn°: Usher Esq' L": Govern': & Comand': in Cheife of their Majes": Pro- 
vince New IIami)sh': "Whereas on the lO"' of August last I layd before this 
hoard that Cap': Jn'': Long and Cap*: Jn°: ^Yesl drd arrive in this his ^lajes". 
Goverm': oa the 8"^ & 9'° of August last, and that they had not made a 
reporte or Entry of their Vessell, w"^ him the sd L": Govern' and none 
apointed by him, accordiuge to Acts 15 Caro : 11 though required by the s** 
L": Govern': of the s'-" Respective psous so to doe, & haveing gieven Notice to 
Phe^ant Eastwick & ordered him to make seisure of s*^ ships, w"^^ to this day 
luve no acco": is done, and being Informed the s"^ Masters w"^ their Ships 
are desirous to have their dispatcli from these parts : I doe therefore now 
declare to you Gentlemen of the Councill iS: to the Judges of the Province, 
that the above s*^ Masters have not Entred w"" my self, nor none apointed 
by me to this day w*-"^ is a breach of the Act of 15 Caro : 11 doe therefore 
'it-maud of this Board &; you Judges to doe that w'^'' may be proper, that 
their Majes": Laws may be Salved and preserved & the Hon': of the 
Goverm-; ]Maintaind 

Jn": Usuer. 

At a Councill at New Castle 9. b': 10 : 04 

Upon Information from the L' Govern' to this board that the I^Iasrers 

'I the iMast Ships have not yet entred their ships according to the Acts of 15 

V-aru: H : he demanded of them their advice and Councill what was prop- 

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Govern"' might Isuc out his Warraiits for seisure of auy ship that had bro:ikLu \ 
the Acts of Trade. 5 

The J^": Govern': Demanded what Onicer (m' Eastwick had Rofus^vli 
should Execute tli<' "Warrant, 

Ausw*^ Any Ollicer that was propper for that service of the IG: your 
Hon': has : 

at a Councill at New Castlu 
Present Novemi/ 2.3 : IGUl 

Nath" Fryar I'resiil': 
Rob' Elliott } ,, „ AV'" Vaughan ) ,, „ 

Peter Cotlin )' ^'^'^ " Itich'^ Waldron j" '^ ' 

Whereas GcO Long: Jn": Lorig & .Tn°: West have made farthi.r 
application to this board, that notwinist;Midiiig the Councilr.s answer to tlicir 
last Adress, the Ma'^t ships Laden with tljeir Majest' Stores, are still by tho 
Olticers Impowred by the L": Govern": warrant continued under sei->urir, 
and wdiereas signification has been given to the L": Govern': that the seisuru 
was made CoL-trary to our Opinion gicveu him in Councill : But if he saw 
Cause to prosecute the same, we left it to hiiri to take such measures therei.'i 
as to him should seem meet, but by his Answer finding no order fqr pruse- 
cutlng the same seisure, and nothing apearing to us, but that the J^Iasters of 
the mast ships have done their duty as the Law requires — 

Ordered that the s*^ Ships: Viz: tlte Suply, Jn" Long m': & the Firr 
Tree Ju": "West ^Nlast': be forthwith freed from their seisure, and have Lib"-rty 
of proceeding on their A'ioage, & All Oilicers concerned therein are to tako 
Notice thereof &, to Conforme themselves thereto accordingly : 

NovembMS: 1G91. 

Province of > 

New Harap: ) By vertue of a warrant from und' the hand & Seal 

of the IIou''^''''^: Jn": T'sher Es(|': L": Govern'": of their Majest^ Province Xew 
Uam[)sh'':, bearing date the lO"" of this Ins': Noveml/: AV'illing &c llequiring 
m'' liich'-' Jose Sherife to make seisure of the Sliin Suply Jn° Long Master, 
w'^ her tackle & furniture for Breach of Act of Parlim': \o Caro: 2: in not 
entring w'^ the Govern': nor any apointed by him according as s**- Act re- 
quires, I have made seisure of s"^ Sliip according to s"^ "Warrant, A Cop'O 
whereof I delivered to Jn° Long master & being no Othervvise capable to 
secure s*^ ship w*"": her Apurtinances : did give acco" of my diligence & dis- 
charg of the Trust R&posed in me unto Nath'^ Fryar Esq' Presid' of the 
Councill, prayeing him to give Notice to the Officers of thtir Majest^ Cus- 
tomes, &. Cap' of the Fourt at N Castle, & also went my Self to every one 
of them that so the s'^ ship Suply should be Stopd : until Delivered by due 
Course of Law: this was done Novemb' 13 : IG'JL By me 

Rich'* JoSe Sherife. 

Portsm° Decemb': 5'" 1G04 
Hon<^ S' 

By m' Mason I Rec"^ yours Dated Boston Obr 28"^ Last Your letters 
■vv'^ I sent back should have been forwarded, had I heard any thing of them, 
but Knew Nothing until I came upon Sab'' night: am Sorrie it hapued so: 
I marvill myue w"' the minnitts ^Mascarritd : what yo' Hon' Rote for I have 



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1877.] 2^ew Ilariipshire l\fanu.<icn'p[s. 105 

sent: Tlie Geiitknien here have Sett 2 dayes about passing acco"' have not 
rti)is.iie«i, adjorud till the Klcveulh Just: have mi>ved lur Cumicuiis lor Exe- 
ter, hut not vet lie-olvd thay linde it dillicultt to r;ii=;e Anuuiition & Provi- 
sions for tlieSoultl" May ^'augh:m not Satislied w"* your Ilun" CoiTiaiid'; is 
j^trengtliened by powers from y'"selves to Call the CUlioers: to advise for 
better defence of the Provinee w"^ was done, but yet not Kesolved w' to doo 
w'-'' the rest of the men : 

To Ivaise a Guanl when he shall ride to Visit the P>ontiers «S:c: to be 
payd out of the Tn^usury for K.T[)enses oute : 

.i\[;ij^ V: Sc I'acker had a great (juarrell at the meeting but P abated him 
not au ace: Packer doth not ('V7''"T') 1" Kefusing the C.'omis.-,ion : 

m' Atkinson hath hi-: Coraission. I drew the (''l;' v-^T'^ i" i-uglish & signed 
by your Order dating it thu ('"by^vaV') ^ ^>'- 

There being no Haiauony between yo"" Hon' & Couneill Creates OHicers 
great many Troubles : here is much Talke ah' New Comissions to Packer 
ct my Selfe, w"'' to Sattistie their Curiositie, I lead them on In Ignorance. 

I wish w"^ all my hart: A ComiKsion w:'.s taken by .some honest Gentle- 
■•apn, to Curb: V: at tlie Q'.'arrell he told P. had it not been for Jn" Usher 
he should never have had a Comission »fcc : at pscnt I shall not Inlarge but 
03 things occur shall Send: if any thing of Mom^'iit 

Yo' Ilono' r^Iost humble 
Serv*; 

"SV": Rkdford 

[Addressed : " To | The Ilnn'^''"' John Usher [ F.sr^' \ Th': :Majeit=: L": 
Govern"': &c [ of Prov^: New Hampsh': | Boston."] 

Newcasle ffobry lO'^ 1G94. 
Most lion'* 

S' sence your honners depavter thear is like to be sum dis?turb- 
ance becase of your suspending the president m'' Hinks out from the Coun- 
sell and I fear tlie Sore will gro ncry big and the Couusell all Stand to 
uiiidicate vdu-!.t was don lu Counsell before your hou?i< r Came Last to Uss: 
honner** s' I shall be uery 2;lad to Se you here with ah speed So if possible 
this breach may be healled up before itt groes two wide which is all I shall 
say till you Cum — not Else butt am yours 

To serue 



To John Usher Esq' 

Lef: Gouener Command' ia 

Ch : of y* Province of 

New hampshire 
These in Boston 
p the post 



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166 Ancestry of StpjjJicv Arnold Douglas. [Aprii, 

ANCESTRY OF STEPHEN ARNOLD DOUGLAS. 

Communicnti^il by CuiJcrs l.\. James Docglas, Esq., of Providence, R. I. 

WILLFAM' DOl'GLAS, b. ICIO; m. Anu, daughter of Thoi.u. 
Mi'ble,* of Kin;:;StL';i(l, Northamptonshire; lauded at Cape Aim, 
1G3'J— 10; removed to Now London. Conn., IGGO ; d. July 25, 1CS2 ; had : 

i. A:.v, b. ir.37. 

ii. Ror.r.r.T, b. 1(130. 

iii. ELi/\)iFin, I). Ang. 20, 1011. 

iv. y.\R.\ii, b. Aprd H, 10 n. 

2. V. Wi/.i.iAjr, b. April I, 101'). • 

2. AYiLf-iAM- Douglas m. Dec. 18, lCr,7, Abiah, daughter of William 
Hough, of New London ; d. 3Iarch 9, 1721-5; had: 

i. ELiZAr.F.Tii, b. Feb. 25, lGGS-9. 

ii. Sakaii, b. April 2, 107 L. 

3. iii. WiLMAM, b. Feb. I'J, 1072-3. ' 
iv. Ani.'.K. b. Alice. IS, lOTj. 

V. KfHECJA, b. June 11, 1078. 
• Ti. Avx, b. May 21, IGSO. 
vii. RiciUKD, b. July 19. 1GS3. 
viii. Samuel, b. about 1634. 

3. "William' Douglas m, about 1G05. Sarah Proctor: roin:/veJ •.; 
1699 to Plainfield, Conn.; d. Aug. 10, 1710 ; had : 

i. Hannah, b. S.-pt. 7, 1000. 

ii. WiLL[\M. b. Feb. 19, lOOS. 

iii. Sajilkl, b. x\pril 13, 1000. 

17. Abiah, b. F.'b. 26, 1701-2. 

V. John, b. Jtdy 23, 1703. 

vi. Sarau, b. Dec. 7, 1701. 

vii. Jeru.^ua, b. April 26, 1706. 

viii. Samuel, b. Dec. 3, 1707. , 

■ i is. Benajah, b Sept. 17, 1710. 

X. James, b. May 20, 1711. 

xi. Thomas, b. Xuv. 20, 1712. 

4. xii. Asa, b. Dec. 11, 1715. 

4. Asa* Douglas di. about 17.j7, Rebecca Wheeler; removed in 171'.' 
■to Old Canaan ; d. Nov. 12, 1792 ; had : 

i. Sarau, b. Feb. 20, 1733. ' "^ , "' ,' ' ' 

ii. Asa, b. Dec. 24, 1739. ■• ' ' ' '■^' " •■ " ' " 

iii. Rebecca, b. Jan. 3, 1741-2. 

iv. William, b. Aug. 22, 1743. 

V. Hannah, b. Jan. 17, 1741-5. _, . ., , , ,.^ ,. ; ,; .,. .,^_ 

vi. Lucy, b. Jan. 12, 1746-7. 

vii. Olive, b. Sept. 7, 1743. 

viii. V/heeler, b. April 10, 1750. 

ix. Jonathan, b. Feb. 14. 1752. 

X. .NATHA-NtEL, b. Au^T. H, 1751. 

xi. John. b. Xwr. 2, 1753. , 

5. xii. BiiNAjAU. b.'Deo. 15. 17G0. 
xiii. Lucy, b. .May 10, 1702. 

5. Ben-a.tah* Douglas m. about 1780, Patty, daughter of Stophc-r; 
Arnold ; removed to Stepuentown, N. Y. ; had : 

i. SrEiniEN Arnold, vrho was the father of Stephen ArnohF Dowhis. t!;o 
.statesman, of -whom a biographical sketch will bo fuund in t.:C 
Register, vol. xv. p. 2SI. 

■• Mr. Savage give3 the name }.fj,t'.le, but fjo recorJs giro it Iftzow very castinct!/. 



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SIR CIIAriLES WAGER AND CAPT. JOHN HULL.' 

By Osgood Tuxu, Ksh., of London, England. 

A]\IO^X^ tlie many tacts brought to light by Col. Chester, in that 
marvel of goneulogical research, " 'Jlic Westminster Abbey 
Kci^ister.-*/' is the parentage of Admiral Sir Charles A\'ager, •whose 
monument in that venerable pile has been seen by thousands of our 
countrymen witiiout a suspicion that his early history \vas associated 
with America, and that his excellent seamanship and uju-ight char- 
acter" were partly due to the training lie received from a native of 
New England, who commanded a vessel trading between tliis colony 
and the mother country. 

I aui mainly indebted to family tradition, as told by a gcneratioa 
now passed away, for the incider.t 1 am aljout to relate, which haa 
been current among the seafaring population of New England for 
many years, and been woven in the pages of romance,^ but it has 
either been attributed to those who had no part in it, or the narra- 
tors of the story have acknowledged tluit they were ignorant of the 
names of the actors in it. 

It had been generally supposed that Chorles Wager was a poor 
and friendless boy, when he was apprenticed to Ca.pt. John Hull,* 
whose ship traded between Newport, li. I., and England, until Col. 
Chester showed in the work referred to that he belonged to a faniily 
of good position, and that his father' was " a naval officer of high 
standing, and at his death commander of one of His ^vlajesty's 
frigates/' This event occurred Eeb. 4, IGGo-G in all probability 
shortly after the Admiral was born, for on his nunumcnt his age is 
stated to have been 79 at the time of his death. May 24, 1743. 
His widowed mother married a second husband, — Alexander 
Parker, — a London merchant and a member of the Society of 
Friends, which last flict throws some light on the Admirars subse- 
quent career. 

> This article wa'; received bv us la-t autumn, and wa'! intended fnr our Jmuarv nnra- 
ber; hut tlie press of other m.utcr prevented its appe.irancc then. Wiuie it wa- in type for 
tliis niiml;er, we reicived from Mr. Field tlie tblLmvinu; note, which he wishes appended: 

" Since writing this article, the author h;is seen a pamphlet conti-ininir an address deliv- 
ered hy the Hon. William P. Slictticld, at Newport, K.I, on the F.>iirth of July, 18/ 9^ 
wt-.ich contLuris a version of the anecdote dirt'criui,' in sonio respects from this; hut, 
af:er pcrusin? >[r. Shefiield's narrative, the writm- sees nu occa^iim to make any alteration. 
in his account, \»hich he believes to be substantially correct." 

Mr. Shclacld's pamphlet is noticed in the Ri;gisti:ii, ante, p. 136.— Ed. 

' " Old Sir Charles Wager is dead at last and has left the fairest character." (Walpolc,. 
vol. i. p:i-e2Sl.) 

' I tiiini< it was In "Miriara Cottln," I read the anecdote nianv years since. 

* Tlie Vm> names were again as.-ociated in the late Waircr Hull oi' New \urk, 

» Doubn.ss the same person thus spoken of bv Pcpvs (vol. iv. 1GG3). -There waa 
never anv man that behaved himself in the Straits (of Gibraltiir) like poor Charles Wager^ 
^hoLi tlie Very Moors do mentiou with tears someiiines." 



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"We may well suppose tliat lie inherited from his fatlicr n lovo cf 
the sea and :i fVindnoss for adventure, ■whicli is so often Crso'.'iat' d 
■with ocean life, and that he found the home of his (Quaker 5tep-fu!ior 
dull and monotonous. ProbaMy his parents oj)posed his v/ishos ai 
first, but yielded when tlK:y found an opportunity, not often met 
with, of apprcntieinp; him to the sea with one of their own persua- 
eion, — for Hull also belonged to the Soeiety of Friends, — and with 
whom we may presume they were already acquainted, considering 
the smallness of this community in London at that time. Appa- 
rently master and apprentice got on well together, for the anec- 
dote I am about to relate must have occurred long after they were 
first brought together, and in the early part of th.e v/ar with 
France, wiiieh broke out in 1G89 and was terminated by the Peace 
of Ryswick. 

Capit. Jluil ^\as sailing his ship up the Tji-itish Channel, when a 
French privateer hove in sight, and being the better sailt-r rapidly 
gained on xhc merchantman. Jyscape was hopeless; for even if 
Hull's principles had allowed him to fight, resistance on his part 
to a vessel heavily armed and with a numerous crew, would have 
been an act of madness. Not wishing to see his shij) surrendered, 
he gave up the command to AVager, who had probably risen to 
the position of mate, and went below with a heavy heart. Hull 
paced the cabin in a restless frame of mind, until, no longer able 
to remain there, he ascended tlie stairs and emerged from the 
companion-way just as the Frenchman was crossing their bows, her 
decks crowded with men, and her captain calling on ihem to haul 
doT\Ti their flag in token of surrender. Hull saw the opportunity 
at a glance, and said to Wager, who was at the tiller, ''Charles, 
if thee puts the helm a little more to starboard thee will run that 
ship down." Wager did so, and they struck the privateer amid- 
ships, cutting her down, so that she sunk Avith every soul on board. 
Capt. Hull got his ship about as soon as possible in the endeavor 
to rescue some of the unfortunate crew, but there was a stiff breeze 
blowing and a heavy sea on, and when he got back to the scene of 
the catastrophe not a soul could be found. 

On his arrival in England the news of the destruction of the 
privateer caused great rejoicing, as she had done very serious dam- 
age to British shipping. The afiair was much noised of at the time, 
and became known to the Admiralty, who sent for Capt. Hull, and 
after complimenting bum on the exploit, offered him a cajitaincy in 
the royal r.avy, which he declined, saying that his principles would 
not allow him to accept it ; nor could he take any reward for an 
action which was not without regret, inasmuch as so many fellow 
men had been sent to another world unprepared. He added, that if 
they wished to reward some one, they c<^uld send for AVager, of 
whom he spoke in high terms. The Admiralty adopted the sug- 
gestion and gave Wager a midshipman's berth in the British navy, 



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from Aviiich position he rose rapidly by lu3 own merit and became 
Adinirnl, Fiist Coinmis^ioncr of the Admiralty and Privy Council- 
lor; and to crown a well-s[)ent life, he ^va6 interred at his death in 
the p;rand old abbc} , uhcro repose many ot" the greatest and worthi- 
est of the land. 

The A<lmiral retained a prateful rt-collection of hi.s old master, 
and, from t!ie time he attained an independence, he 6ent every year 
to Captain Ilidl on his birtliilay a cask of wine. Some of Sir 
Charles's letters accompanying the gift are still preserved in the 
family of the receiver. He returned to Xewj)ort, as admiral in 
command of a Ihiti^h srpiadron, many ye;us alter he left the place 
an obscure and unknown individutil, and ^vas delighted to see his old 
commander, now retired from the sea, whom he presented to one of 
his olHcors \i\ these words, — ''This, Sir, is ]Mr. Hull, my honored 
master." 

As I hope to contribute to this magazine, at some future time, an 
article on the fi^mily to whieli Capt. Hull belonged, I will only say 
here that he was born in 1G.j4 and died at Conanicut, K. I., Dec. 1, 
1732. lie was son of Tristram Hull, of Barnstable, and grandson 
of the TZev. Joseph Hull,' who sailed for New England from Wey- 
mouth, Dorsetshire, in 1G35. By his -wife Alice Tiddeman he had, 
with other children, a son John, who married Dumaris Cary and 
had by her a daughter Phoebe, who became the v.ife of "William 
Hazard. Their daughter Lydia married John Field, the grand- 
father of the writer of this article. 

4 Grosvcnor Mansions, S. W. London. 



HOLLIS, NEW HA:^rPSHH?E, IN THE W^VE OF THE 
KEYOLUTIOX. 

Bj the Hon. Samvel T. Worcester, A.M., of Nashaa, X. H, 
[Concluded from page 27.] 

1779. EECRUITS FOPw THE TOWX'S COXTIVENTAL QUOTA. 

IN the month of July of this year, as shown by the town records, 
nine men were required to make good the Hollis continental quota. 
On the PJth of July, 1779, at a special town meeting summoned 
to supply this deficiency, the town " Voted and chose Ensign Jere- 
miah Ames, Dr. Jonathan Fox, and Jacob Jewett, Jimr. , a com- 
mittee to hire for one year our nine Continental ^len." Also 
Voted, That said Committee be empowered to give the Town's 
Poourity to each of said nine men for any sum of money that they 
may agree with them for, and said town to be responsible to said 

' See the Registek for -Januarv, 1871, page 13. 
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Couimittrc for s;il<.l sums and for tho Coniinittcc's trouble in rnisi-i.; 
said niLH, and that tlio Sclof.'tinen be authorized to a.sso.ss tho Puii, 
and Kitatcs of the Town fur tlie fcuni of money it shall coct to rai^c 
said men." 

C)n thiC 2d of August, about two weeks after, tliis commilte( 
made rej)ort to the town ol" tiicir doings in this matter, of ^v]licll a 
substantial copy is here presented as follows : 

"SERViCi". fop: oxe year fou said ToAfN. 
"Auj. 2, 1770. To cnslt and our securifi/ fjiren to Eirihi Men as a JJ'juit'i; 



frotn said Ihiv/i to go into said service. 



To Cnleb Stile?, Cash, £.?00. 

" Caleb S:i!>^-!, Jun., " i300. 
" Kphraim I't-arce, 
" Francis G. '-owers, 
" Jcn\tlimacl JJuwers, 
" Jaoub llobart, 
" Jo.scpli Stearns, 
" iSimeou i'oster, 



Lawful Money, 
Holies, Aug. 3, 1779. 



10 BoshcLH of Rye. 

10 Bushels of live. 
10 Bushels of Kye. 
10 Bushels of Kye. 
10 Bushels of Bye. 
10 Bu.-hels of Kye. 
17 T.ushel-^ of Rye. 
10 BusLjcls of Kye. 



£:^,167. 87 Bashels of Kye. 



£300. 
£300. 
£300. 
£300. 
£177. 
£210. 



10 Do. of Ind. Corn. 
10 Do. of Ind. C,rn. 
10 Do. of Ini. Curri. 
10 \Uj. of Ind. ('o:ii. 
10 Do. of Ind. C..r;. 
10 Do. of Ind. Corn. 
10 Dj. of Ind. C.jrn. 
10 Dj. of Ind. Corn. 

60 Buphs. Ind. Corn. 
JrREJHAH -Ames. 

JON'ATii-iN Fo.x. 
Jacob Ji;\v£TT. Jun. 



The "Return" of Col. Xicliols for tlic regiment shows that tin 
9tli man enlisted for tiie town under this call was Joseph M'heat, 
but it does not appear -what bounty was paid him. 

In the spring of 1779, a regiment commanded by Col. Hercules 
IVIooney Avas ordered from New Hampshire to Rhode Island. 01 
the 5th company of this regiment, Daniel Emerson of Hollis was 
captain, and Dr. Peter Emerson, his brother, also of Hollis, was 
regi nental surgeon. In it were four Hollis private soldiers, who 
■were in the service near six months, and were paid by the town 
severally a bounty of £9. 

In view of the alarming and rapid depreciation of the continental 
paper money then in use, a town meeting was called on the 21st of 
October, of this year, in the vain hope of devising some method of 
staying the evil. To this end a conmiittee was appointed, who made 
report to a subsequent meeting held on the following 21st of Novem- 
ber, fixing and linnting prices at which many of the necessaries of 
life might be sold. At this last meeting the Town "Voted to accept 
the report of this committee * * * and that each person in town 
govern himself accordingly, under the penalty of being treated a^ 
an enemy of the country." 



1780. RECRUITS FOR THE CGNTI^^E^'TAL AR^IT. 

It is shown by the record of a special town meeting held June 
28th of this year, that there was then a deficiency of nine men in 



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" At^a Lovcjoy, 




£210. 


90 


" Abel Lovejoy, 




£210. 


90 


" Jt^-;e Woree-ter, 




£210. 


90 


" Lemuel Blood, 




£210. 


90 


" Paniben Blood, 




£210. 


90 


" Isathaniel Blood, 




£210. 


90 



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tlic IfollLs continental quota. At tliis meeting tlio Towti ''Voted 
To liiio nine ubk-budicd men to serve in the continental army till 
the last day of December next, and that Jonathan Fox, Jacob 
Jewctt, Jun., and Ephraim Burgo be a conmiittee to hire said men, 
and to five security in behalf of the Town in any way they think 
proitcr." On the 4th uf July, within a vvcek after tiiis meeting, this 
committee made the following report of it.-; doing.s. 

"The Inhabitants of the Town of llollis to Jonathan Fox, 
Jacob Jewett, Jan., and Ephraim liurgc as a ccmmittoe 
chosen bv said Town to agree with and hire nine men to go 
into th.c Continental Army for six months for said Town. Dr. 

Julij 4, 1780. To cash and our securlhj rjlvcn to nine men. Viz. 

To Jacob Danfortl), Cash, £210. 90 Bushels of Rye, & 10 Bushels of Irid, Corn. 

' •' and one Blanket. 

' " and one Blankt-t. 

' " and one Blanket. 

' " and one Pair of Shoes. 

' " and one Pair of Shoes. 

' " and one Pair of Shoes. 

Lawful Money, £2,190. 799 Bushels of Rye, 3 Blankets, 3 Pairs of Shoes. 

N. B. The -wages of the nine six months men belong to the Town." 

It appears from the above note that the full amount cf the wages 
of these men was paid in advance by the Town, the men being 
unwilling, probably on account of the state of the currency, to give 
credit to tbe State or Congress. 

MILITIA FOE WEST POINT, ETC. 

Early in July of this year a further call was made upon the Town 
for 15 men for three months, to aid in the defence of West Point, and 
for three others to serve for six mouths on the Xorthern Frontier. 
At a town meeting on the od of July the same committee was 
chosen to hire the men last called for, who in about two weeks 
aftenvards made report that they had procured the men for West 
Point, and two of those for the Xorthern Frontier. It appears from 
this report that the committee agreed to pay severally to the men 
engasicd to oro to West Point, as bounties, quantities of rye and 
Indian com, as follows : To one of them 35 bushels of lye ; to two 
others 30 bushels of corn, each; to another 45 bushels of corn; to 
each often others, 50 bushels of corn ; these soldiers to have their gov- 
ernment wao-es. To each of the two men enlisted to go to the frontier, 
the committee agreed to pay £210 in cash, and 00 bushels of rye; 
"the iL'oges of tlieae two men to belong to the town." 

About the last of August of this year, a requisition was made 
upon the tov/n for 1G,000 poimds of beef for the araiy, and at a 



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special town nicetlnc:^ hol<l in respect to it, August 31, the town 
" \'of'''l to rai;0 £L'r),(MH) to nii^c- our proportion of JJeef with," boiug 
at the rate of £1. lO:. iu currency ];,or pound I'or army hcef. 

At a special town meeting held on the following 23d of Novem- 
ber, '^ Voted, to raise £32,000 to pay the money borrowed to pay 
the soldiers, and tu pay fur the grain for the o and G monihs men." 

Ilollis soldiers in the scr\-ice iu IT.'riO, 47. 

1781. KEDUCTION' or TIIK N. II. COXTINGEXT OF TIIE 
CONTINENTAL AEMY. 

By an Act of the General Court of this State, passed Jan. 12, 
1781, the number of troops to be raised iu Xew Hampshire for the 
regular ctjntinental army was fixed at 1354, to be enlisted for three 
years. The Ilollis '"quota" of this force Avas reduced to 20. At 
the time of the passage of this act, as appears by tlie regimental 
returns, Ilollis then had nine men in the service who had been 
cniisied during the v;a!', but it appears from the town records that 
on the 12ih of ^larch of tliis year twelve men were lacking in this 
new quota. At a special town meeting called on the following 
19th of March, "Capt. Daniel Emerson, Dr. Jonathan Fox, and 
Ephraim Burge," were chosen a committee to hire these twelve 
recruits, with fidl auth.ority afterwards given to pledge the security 
of the Town for such wages or bounty as the men engaged sliould be 
willing to accept. The original report of the committee is not now 
to be foimd, but it appears from the "Great Return" of the select- 
men to the General Court that the twelve men called for were enlisted 
for the three years, and that to each of them, as a bounty, the town 
paid £60, or :>200.00. This bounty was paid in specie, or in new 
bills of credit supposed to be its equivalent, the old continental paper 
currency having at this time become worthless or very nearly so. 
These bounties amounted to £720, or $2,400.00. Instead of en- 
tailing the amount of them upon the town to be paid by posterity, 
as has been too ol'ten done in like cases in more recent times, a war 
tax of £800 was assessed the same year to meet it. 

In the month of June of this year, at a town meeting, called for 
the purpose, the town was divided into eight classes, or sections, for 
raising men for the army. In the month of July, afterwards, a 
requisition was made by the State upon the town for twelve men to serve 
in the army for three months, and at a town meeting held on the 
19th of that month the town " Voted that tlie classes be coupled, and 
that each two classes procure three good and effective men for three 
months." It is shown by tlie ''Great lieturn" above referred to, 
that nine of these men were procured, and enlisted in the company 
of ''Capt. Mills" of the 4th com[)any of a small incomplete regiment 
commanded by Col. Daniel Ecvnolds of Londonderry. It is not 
known where this regiment was employed, or that in face it left the 
State. The Avar v.-as now substantially at an end, and it is pro- 



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b:il>lo tliat tlic rei;iincnt \vris soon disLantled, and that for this reason 
the tlirce oiIilt lldiis men were not cnli.stcd. These nine men were 
paid hy the Town n bounty of ,£i) each. 

Includinii- tliesc nine tlu'oe-uionths men and the twenty continental 
eoldicrci, Ilollis liad in the service in all, this year, twenty-nine men. 

1782. THE LAST SOLDI Ei: OF THE nOLLTS QUOTA. 

AlthouL^li prior to the comincncemcnt of this year, active hostili- 
ties between the contending armies had virtually ceased, yet the 
government rei^ardcd it necessary that the ranks of the regular ar'ny 
should be kept lllled. In the month of Jul\ of tiiis year, one man 
was found to be wanting to complete tlie IloUis continental quota of 
20; and at a town meeting then held, the town " Voted unani- 
mously that one man more be raised by the Town to serve in the 
Continental Army, and that the citmmittee for that purpose procure 
Lini, at clicir discretion. Immediately.*' 

It is shown by the regimental return of Gen. Nichols, now at 
Concord, that on the 15th of July, 1782, Jahez Youngman had 
enlisted for three years as a soldier for Hollis, thus making the 
quota of the toAvn complete. Youngman was the last soldier wdio 
enlisted for Plollis in this war, and the only one the town was called 
upon to furnish in 1782. As shown by the return made by the 
selectmen, the town paid him a bounty of £60, or $200.00. The 
number of Hollis soldiers in the army, in this the last year of the 
war, was but 20, a number considerably less than that of any pre- 
ceding year. It will appear from an inspection of the various lists 
still preserved of HolHs men in the revolutionary military service, 
that most of them enlisted more than once, many of them on three 
or more different occasions, but as nearly as can n jw be ascertained 
it will be found that, counting each name but once, Hollis furnished 
no less than 280 soldiers, wdio for a longer or shorter time were in 
the service, a number but little less than one-fourth of its popu- 
lation. 

In the fore^'oin"- narrative it has been our aim to gather from 
authentic sources, and to present in as little space as was consistent 
■with perspicuity, the annual doings of the people of Hollis during 
the seven years of the war, and also somewhat of the sentiment and 
spirit of the peo}de whicii animated their efforts in the struggle for 
independence. The limited space allotted to this article has con- 
strained us to omit many matters of interest highly creditable to the 
parties concerned, but we trust that enough has been said to evince 
that on all occasions, from the beginning of the war to its end, the 
people of the town perform.ed what they believed to be their duty 
I'lompth-, intelligently, patriotically, and with a hopeful assurance 
of final success. As has been said before, it has not been our pur- 
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Ilollis and otlicr towns in Xcw Ilanips^liire or other states in tlie 
same cause. Ofhor enuntry towns, wiih no greater population or 
resources, may have done as much or even more ; but it" as much, 
we taist that our readers will nut di::agrcc with u.s in the .sentiment, 
tliat their worthy deeds and patriotic sacrifices should not be forgot- 
ten in this centennial year. 

THE Sr.XTI.MF.NTS OF THE THOPLE OE IIOLLIS IN llESPECT TO 

THE TORIES. 

As stated in the early part of this narrati\e, four of the citizens 
of Hollis were known as loyalists, or torie-, one of whom for a 
time was imprisoned for disloyalty. The rLiuaining three left the 
country early in the war, and their names were included in the act 
of confiscation, passed In 1778, by the New Hampshire General 
Court, and they, with many otlicrs, were forbidden to return to the 
C^UT^try under tl^c penalty of death. 

After the end of the war, the British Commissioners, in their ne- 
gotiations for peace, were persistent in their elForts to provide for 
the return of the banished adherents of the crown, and the restora- 
tion of their confiscated estates ; and this subject was widely and 
warmly discussed by the American press of the time, and in the 
primaiy assemblies of the people. A special town meeting in Ilol- 
lis Avas called to consider this subject in the spring of 17bo, " and 
to see if the Town toould rjivc their Hejrrcscntative any In^truc- 
iions in respect to the jihsenlces from this State and their re- 
turning." As will appear from the following extract, which we 
copy from the record of that meeting, the sentiments of the people 
of the town upon this question found expression in language more 
vigorous and emphatic tliaa forgetful and forgiving, as follows : 

"The minds of the people being tried in respect to the Iictarning 
of those Miserable Wretches under the name of Tories, Absentees 
or Conspirators,^^ 

" Voted unanimously that they shall not be allowed to return or 
regain their forfeited Possessions." 

" Voted that a Committee be chosen to give the Eepresentative 
of this Town particular Instructions which may convey to him the 
unanimous sentiments of the people in respect to the xVbsentces 
above mentioned." 

" Voted that Col. John Hale, Noah Worcester, Esq., Master 
Cummings, Dea. Boynton, Captains Dow, Goss and Keudrick be a 
Committee to "ive the Instructions above mentioned." 



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ABSTRACT.^ OF TIIF. KAiaJlvVr WILLS ON TUXORD, OR 

ON THE FILES IN Tin: r'Of'NTY OF SUFFOLK, 

MASSACHUSETTS. 

Prepared by W'ili.i.vm B. Trask, Esq., of Boston. 

[Continued from p. 107.1 

Joiix MAYN.\r.D. — All Iiiuentory of wliaL dfhts id owclng fro the Estate 
of Julm ^liner [sic] tliis 2.;. 9'"" IGo'J. 

Imp' to Ilenery P..-i:^'im, 17.1 J.o; W Rocke, 00.00.9 ; Sam' Sendal, 
Ol.On.O; Elisabeth Eatoii. 04.10.0 ; M'' V^nlkcr, Ol.OC.C ; William roluncl, 
OO.OS.O; f:iia.scr Eaton, laid out, at fmirral, 00.00.0; goodwife Rouse, 
00.08.0; Zacre Piiillip?. 02.00.0; rroodman Armitage, Ol.O-LO ; ^oodman 
Peedo, 00.U7.4 ; m' Atwater, OO.lO.O; F.ld.er renne, 00.0;3.0 ; John ]V:gs, 
00.08.0; decou Trusdaile, 00.05.0; Iloorf Walker, OO.Ou.4 ; WiHiaiu 
Ero'.vno, OO.OO.O; in' Nf.-aite, 00.02.7; William Corsf-r, OO.O.'j.O : :\hirv 
Jay, 00.01.0; Sergt. CVton, 00.0.3.0; Boni^anin Tlioiiin^re [Thwing ?J, 
OOTo.O; goodman Cri.-ldov, 00.02.0; r.i' .To!m Eiiered, Ol.i'b.l ; goodmau 
Eobiiiso'.i,'^ 00.04.0; Leu Turner, 00.07.0; tu' Stare Sen', 00.11.2; Tho- 
mas Starre, OG.'H).0 ; William En-lish, 00.10.0 ; Ed. Cuwel, 00.07.0; Ed. 
Hiitchinsoii, OO.OS.ir^l. [Total] 4;:.lo.00i. 

Wee Tvl'ose names ar viidcrwrittcn haueing examined the debts due from 
the estate of John Maynard deceased by vertue of an order of the County 
Court doe tind the estate debtter forty hue pounds fiftene shiliings and on 
.half pennie as by the p'ticulars al;oue D_ientioned 

AxTiJOXv Stod^akd, Jkr : Iloucnix. 
•See ReCtISTf.Fv ix, 347. for a prior inventory (File, No. 214.) 

of the estate of John 3Liynard. 

TiiOfAS CuOM'.vi:!.!.. — Tnuentory of y= Estate of Thomas Cromwell 
Deceased, Aprill 1037. Dueling liou.-e & abuute Eighteen poles £42; a 
bed at Jonathan Pickrins (P^steemed att) £2. &c. &c. Apprised as Money 
p' Rob' Kitchen, Renj* Marston, 69.08.00. Ann Cromwell Administratrix 
of the Estate of Thomas Crumwell dec'^ appearing 12 3Iay 1687 made 
oath. Daniel AUin Cler. Rec"^ Gs. 6. (File, No. 81.) 

Caft. Thomas TnonxniLL. — A list of what is due to cap' Thomas 
Thornehill as it was taken from his mouth, by his desire, ]March 10' 
1C|^. Due from m" Gunnison of Puscataque about nine pounds in 
fish ; from m' Ilenrv Lampory, for vf"^ one w"' Roger.s is Security, about 
17'^ Due from Je'remy Belcher of Ips-»^ich on 2 bills, there rests duf; 
about 12'°; from Majo' Shapley forty shillings, «i; y* taylor in his house oO'. 

Whit is due from tlie s*^ Thornehill to severall p'sous as follows. ^V 
Thomas Kellond, m' Wosley. cap' Johnson, m' Rob' Gibbs, Theodor Atkin- 
son, m' .lollife, cap' Clarke," m' Joseph IMore, Arthur 3Iason, the .-adier, 
Gooflnc. Rogers ; m" S<'arlett fur dyett, lodgeing <kz. in her house from Jan. 
8. 58, whereof about six pound paid ; to Geo. Broome tlie Taylor 7 or 8', 
^vho hath a cloake & suite v' mnst be caled for ; to Goodm. Edmunds sen., 
Hudsun Leverett, Johnson of Puscatoque : Anne Priaco, the maid in 
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M' Thomas Lake, m' Thomas JvcHoiid, & John Richards, this is to reqiict, 
& desire yo" (in t-r-e god t;d<(; mc away in this sickaes) that yo" will u.-ii 
yo' ondcavo'' in procurciru^ the aboiie said soiTiei due to [me] or what elsii 
may appcaro by any bills or writeings yo" may meet w"' & wlion re<.-f;iv(.;!, 
pray satisfy wlijt yo" tiude Justly due from me, raeutioiied altoue or c!.,.-.' 
The cliarges o£ Sicknes & huriall being tirst defrayed. I should also fur- 
ther entreat, that yo" Avould enfjuire after any kttt^rs or goods comeing from 
Barbadoes &c. & to receive iMiy consignm" vnto mo, <Sc m.iko Sale then-of. 
returncing the produce to my lirother eoU. Timothy Thoruhil], my ju.,t debt.i 
here hfing lir^t paid as is jibouo desired. 

Boston^March 10'-' lCv9. Thomas TiionMiiLr.. 

■Witnosses--IIudson Lonerett, Isaack Addington, who deposed 20''' 3Iar'.h 
1659-GO. Edw. liawson. Commission'' power. 

At A meeting of the maglst's 20"' march l<]oO, at y« Grmr.o" house 
present y' Gou^no' dep Gouno' &, Rcconler. I'owor of Administration to 
the estate of y"^ late Cap' Thomas Thornehiil, late of barbadoe', ac-ordin'^ 
to his Ilequest aboue mentioned is Graunted to v\' Thomas Lak>^ m'^ Tliomal 
Kellond i^^ m"^ John fJichard.., tbty bringing in an Ii!VC'nto''y of y' e.-tate to 
the next County Court, and. Giving security to Admini-^tHr according to 
]awc as farre as wliat of his shall Come to theire liands will reacJi vnto.^ 

Edward Rawsijn' Kecorde^ 

Inventory of the estate of the late Cap'"^ Tho . Thornehiil taken and 
appraised by vs the subscribers, Tho: Clarke, Josh: Scottow, ChrisnlD 
Hooper. Am' 2G.02.0o. 

A horso ifc bridle & saddle apprised at twclue pounds by vs, 

his tiiarke 

John "Win slow, Ju° 1* faruum. 

_ Goods Consigned to y^ said Tho. Thornhill on his peaper and Came Since 
his death to our hands, John Winslow, John Scottow, Am* GuA.'j. Att 
Court. 31 October IGGO, Mr Tho. Lake, m' Jn'^ Richards & m^ 'J'ho Kelond 
deposed. Good debts. Joseph More, Ol.Oo.O. Bad & doubtful debts. Jere- 
my Bdcher, 0L1.9. Henry Lempry. 17.0.0. (File No. 235. RECiiTEK, 
X. 175, contains a list of creditors additional to the above.'* 

Thomas Griffix. — Administration granted July 18. 16G1. [Private 
Letter on fde relating to this estate from Thomas' Parke to his broiber 
William Parke.] To His loving and mvche P.espacktad brother m' williame 
Parke at his Hovs in Roxberey this presant I pray. 
Louing Brother 

after due respects presented vnto youre selfe and yours, 
this are to intreat you to doe me the faviour as to prociire for me as spiedylye 
as you can a letter of admini.-,tratlan from the Courte, acording vnto law, 
wherby I may be Impoured to dispose of the estate of Thomas Grimu 
(who is deseased) for tiie sattisfying of his Creaditors so Farr as the Ksux^.o 
will goe, thar being severall that Challang debts, and none that will admin- 
ister, nether can his creditors com at the Estate for thar owne satisfacktion, 
whearfor I am willing for his sake who is dead, who was sumtime a retainer 
vnto my howse, I say I am willing to take the paines as to improue the 
Estate (which is but small) so farr as it will goe tor the satistacktion of his 
creaditors provided care may be taken, that I mav not suifer tharljy in m? 
owne estate and the truth is such was the Clamers or one of his creditors 
■that to prevent further truble, I hauo pay.] ^pou that acoumbt betwc-ao 



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elou.Mi and twellae pnunde, ConfideiiK,' in your loue :in(] Care, and the Couiu 
•,-k11ucs to iiu.v.ver uiy icijviost iu a Ca.-,<i so lluticst : I liaue .-.cut in Clofor^ 
an' inventorv of all rlic Estate that we can liude, and the state of it, a^ \uv 
his Clothes,' hf. dyeiii^ in anotlu.T Jurisdickiiou we cannot reach them, sup- 
o5ein<' alv/that tlie Charge of his sicknes may amount ne:ire vuto a ba!- 
l-iuce"' thus haiie I a-nuMuted you v. ith ray desires intivutclng you toacktior 
roe with the Courte who 'oy re;t.:.on of my lemuatues cannot ackt for my self, 
and thirby you shall further ingadge him who alln.-:idye owiies liiniselfe 
southertuwne your oblidg^.d Brudicr Thomas PAniCE. 

July the ^'^ lOGl. (File, No. 270. llK-iisxEK, x. O-VJ, gives an j.bstracl; 
of the inventory, power of administration, and a reference to tie letter.) 

John Cork.— Inventory of that part of the Estate of ^l' John Oo.ro, 
bite of Roxbury deceased which was Left unadm.ini.strcd at the deata of 
Tvhoda bib relict, widow, and sole Executrix of his last will and Testam'. 
Taken and apnrized bv us whose names r.re under written, as it wus pre- 
sented to us by John Gore Administrator upon the same and other relations 
t^ch present \o iNovcmber IGCUb The dwelling hcu'O being not wonli 
repairein"-, £10. The Barne (in tl'C same condirJon) with a sider mill iu it.^ 
^5 Abolit two acres of land on which the s>^ housemg stand cocsisting of 
Orcha'-d yard and arable land, Jiio ; halfe of the wight Tastare, being about 
5i acres £16 : one acre salt marsh at Muddy River, £10 ; A greut T.iblc 
and other Books in the house & lent out, £1.10 ecc. etc. Total £101..^. 

Henry Bowex, IS'atuanael IIoi-mes. 

By the rion^''^ AVilliara Stoughton Esef. John Gore a-lm"" presented thii 
Inventory and made Oath, etc. Aprill -i'*"' 1G04. 

Jurat Cor. Wileia>[ Stougutox. 
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(Abstract of WiU in Register, viii. -282. Bond, present volume, p. 10-1.) 

Rvirn S^uTH.—Ir-ventory of goods of Ralph Smith taken by "Wilb'au: 
Cotton. ^\ illiam Inglisb, April IG, IGH. Amount 07.04.04. not ;;77.04.04, 
as expressed iu ihe Register, x. 2G'J. More found smce in bookes^ to 
value of IG' & a watch clocke or alarum at m' Clarks at 20' & 3 other 
booke at 13' 4^ & a little Hammer. (File, No. 263.) 

Deacox Jonx Rogers, of Weymouth. Inuoice of the Estate, 20: 
12: 16G0 See Register, x. 2Go, for "Will and Inventory, the landed 
property not ^^iven there. One Dwelling House Barne out bouse & orchard 
GO 00 ; Meadow, 2G.00.0 ; Broake land ten ackers, 25.00.0 ; Pasture Land 
tenac'ke'rs 20.00.0; Swamp Laud 3 ackers 01.10.0; Halfe one Great Lot 
15 ackors,' 05.00.0 : one Great Lot 12 ackors, 0-i.OO.O ; one Let xaore of 3 
ackors, 04.00.0 ; one Lot of the Diuision of Comons 56 ackors, 'jS.OO.O. 
Same Totall as formerly mentioned £275. (File, No. 2G4.) 

AxPRE'V Pitcher, of Dorchester.— 10 : 1 : If Inventory of real estate. 
(See Reg^st-^R. x. 2GC, for Will and Inventory.) A dwelling house, barne 
}:.)u^e Lot' and "orchard, 100.00.0; tl:ree acios of mead-.we 12.(:'0 0: two 
hundred acres of vpland & meadowe Lyiuge in or neare vtito mead b-ud, 
UO.00.0. (Fde, No.l't.j.) 

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John Wit.ktk. — 1 1 ■\Iarcl:, 1 OGO-Gl. Power of Administration o:i est.uo 
& iriveiitur_) ,L;iv..h, Klgistek, y. I'G'.'. One iteiu or two of interest hot 
tlu're eniuneiatcd. 5 siluor spons w'^^ ni} hnsbund guuc to ech of liis -J 
cliiiilrc-n ono He y" lift to irie his wife, 1.1'J.O; the hulfo howse »S: grmiin] 

60.U0.O. (File, No. -Ji;:.) 

CiiARirr Wnn::. — Feb. 1, lOGO. Inventory, power of aflminislration, 
etc. RuGiSTKU, V. 200. IIouoC and ground £7. (File, No. 250.) 

ISAKF.ix TruNKU, widilow, Dorchester. Inventory, 17. 10. 1 GGO. See 
RKGtSTF.R, X. 2G6. House, barne, orchard home lott in the ftild in two 
parcells prized at 75.00.O; 3 akers meddow In calue.s pasture, OG.00.0 ; 
12 akers In gr' lotts at, 30.00.0; land in the 3 deuir^ions, 05.00.0; out 
comons ualle'^ed at, 05.00.0. 

KiCiiAHi) Laxoer, of Hiniiham. Inventory of the estate taken Fob. 
18, IGGO. Abstract of "Will and Inventory, 1{i;oister, x. 2G'J. Four acres 
of Limi ii,Iu^;u ioi- l',V'j house Lott,, 08.U0.U; A gicate lott of tenn acres, 
04.00.0 ; one acre & halfe of meadow lyeing at Cony hassett, 01. 10.0. 

(File, No. 25 S.) 

Abikll Evkrkll. — Inventory, Register, x. 2G8. The dwelling hou^c: 
w'** all the priviledires of it that is seler and back yard S3 futt Long and 18: 
brode, 80.0U.0. ^ (File, No. 2G0.) 

Joux D WIGHT, of Dedham. — See "Will, Eeoister, x. 263, also, Inven- 
tory. The latter, dated, 8. 12, IGGO. The dwelling house, bake house, 
home barne & his p't in the vpper barne & all the home Lands west of the 
mille Creek, 150.00.0; all the Lands in lioxbery plaync : broken: vnbro- 
ken &. meadow, 30.0.0 ; 6 Acres of vpland in the great plaync, OG.00.00 ; 
6 Acres of meadowe called the Hand meadowe, lo.OO.O ; 10 acres at Fowle 
meadowe, 20.00.0 ; all Comou Towue KigLts swamps wocdelands i.V; 
p^iueledges, 10.0.0 (FUe, No. 2G1.) 

JoiTN LusoN, of Dedham. — See "Will, Register, x. 267. The Invent- 
ory (2G8) taken IS (3) IGGl. Dwelling house, Barne, orchyard garden or 
yard rome, 60.00.0 ; the p'cell enclosed behind the house, 03.00.0 ; the 
woodey p't of the lott & the swampe, there by lyeing vnenclosed, 06.00.0 : 
the planting Lott before the house, 27.10.0; one Acre ^ mead, by the 
Causey in Broad mead, 05.0U.0 ; 2 p'cells at Foule meadowe, 15.00.0 ; '-^ 
Acres of Ceader Swampe neere South playne, 04.00.0 ; one p'cell at 
Rocke meadowe tlsb one smale p'cell at Rose mary Meadowe, 01,10.0; ono 
p'cell amonge the woodland dcuisious & all other deuidents, Coinon Town 
Rights and p'iul.idge=, 15.00.0. (File, No. 263.) 

Nathaniel Williams. — Will, Register, x. 270. Also, Inventory, 
taken 7. 3. 1661. The howse & ground, 300.00.0; the howse ifc land y' was 
m' Blackstons, 150.00.00; a mare w''' frauds litlefeild at weld, 14.00.0. 
Goods in the shop. (File, No. 271.) 

John Tucker, senior, of Hingham, — Will, Register, x. 269, and In- 
ventory, the last dated Aug, 8, 1661. Dwelling house & a home lott <i 



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burne & other housing, 00.00.0 ; 4 arors of pastor lan.l lyinfj at broad Coave, 
L>.'j.t.'().0 ; S.ili lacudou- Iviii;; ut hfuu'l Coave, 2l.<)<l.<i ; .^ acors of hinfi lyi'ig 
In broad Cove f.-'ild. •24.00.' i; ;} ^v>?.-x\. lotts lyiii,::^ ni_i;h vi'co Wayuiouth riser 
.imoimtinsj; to 60 aoor.s or there about.s, GO.OU.O ; o acors of land Iv'm^i i:i the 
iiccke amou;: the home lotty, Oo.Oo.O ; two acres of laud at .S(|uiirill hill, 
o:>.(M).0; '6 plantiuo; lotts at y* '.worlds end containin<r 13 acorh, 22.OU.0 ; a 
Croat lott at the great plaine coutahung 14 acres, 03.00.0; a 12 ucor lott 
lyiri'4 attlie i?reat plaine, 02.1 0.O ; 2 acors 3 quarters of fresh rnoaduw at 
Couuhavset, 02.UO.O. (File, ISu. 272.) 



SO:\IE OF THE DESCENDANTS OF 'W'ILLIA:^ ITILTOX. 

By Jonx T. Hass.vv., A.M., of lV.jrou. 

"TTTILLIAM' HILTON cauie from London to Plyraouth, in New 
V\' Eu.izland, in \h^- " Fortun*\" Nov. 11. 1G21. The •' Fortune" 
failed for England, on hor return, within a moritli thereafter, and the f-jlluw- 
in^T letter wlucli he sent by her to his cou.'^iu in England, was li.'-st priuted 
in Capt. John Smith's "New Englands Trials," edition of 1G22. 

Louing coimn, at our ari'iall at New I'limmoth in New- 
England, ire found all our friends ami phrntcrx in fjood h-nhh, 
ijiovgh they icere left siche and iceahe vntli ri-rj/ smo'l tn^:<ni.^t;. 
the Indians round about vs iieaccahle and friendhj.the c>:.„MUy 
very pleamiit and temperate, yeeldiny naturally of it self rjreat 
store of f mites, as vines of diuers sorts in great abundance ; 
there Is likeicise tralnuts, chesnuts, small nuts and plums, n-iffi 
much varietie of Jlowers, rootes, and herls, no lesse plpnsaot 
then trhokome and proftahle : no place hath more goose-in-, ii'i 
and sfraw-hcrriefi, nor better. Timber of cdl sorts you haue in 
England, doth couer the Land, that afoords- beasts of diuers 
sorts, and great focks of Turb'cs, Qwiiles Pigeons and Pairi 
ges : many great lakes abounding with fsh, foicle, Bevers and 
Otters. The sea atfoords vs as great plenty of all excellent sorts 
of sea-fish, as the'^riuers and lies duth varietie of icilde faicle 
of most vsefull sorts. Mines tee find to our thinking, b«.t neither 
the goodnesse nor quaWie we kjiow. Better grain cannot be then 
the Indian come, if we will plant it vpon as good ground as a 
'■ man need desire. We are all free-holders, the rent day doth not 

trouble vs, and all those good blessings tee haue. of which and '■' ' 
tchat wt list in their seasons for taking. Our comvanie are for 
most part very religious honest people; the word of God sincere 
ly taught v.< euery Sabbath : so that I knoio not any thing a con 
tented nvnd can hsre xcnnf. I desire your friendly care to send 
tuy irife and chiidrca to nte. where I wish all the friends I haue 
in England, and so I rest 

Your louing kinsman William Hilton. 

His wife and two children followed in the " Anne," July or Augustj 
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there was graDtt;il to hini one acre lying '•' to the ?ea, eii.?tw;:nl."* and ro iii, 
wU'c iukI Uo chlMiLii thrci ucroo bulling '■ag;iiu..t tlio. sarimpc ic r^r,\. 
poiide.''* He was of Plymouth in 1024, for thrj friends of John Lyfor.l. 
who came over in the loghining of that year, and was driven fro:n thr 
•colony !^oon after with some of his adherents, aiiirmed " that the first uoca- 
sion of the c.uarrcl with thoui was the baptizing of Mr. Hilton's child, wh,. 
was not joined to the church at Plvniouth."t As his name does not appear 
amon-^ those prescr.t at the division of cattle in KVil.l be nuist have rr- 
nioved from Plymouth before that date, probably to the .settlements on tli- 
Piscatacjua Piver. 

He was one of the witnesses, July 7. 10:31. to the livery of seizm to Iim 
■brother Edward IIilton§ of the lands em'uaced in the .S(pi:iinscott, or Hit- 
ton's Pateut.ll which bears date :March 1-2, 102'.) [i.e. lC2'.»-;30]. The fol- 
lowing letter to the \rorshipftd .Mr. John Winthrop, the younger, at Aga- 
wam,1s printed with t!ie Winthrop papers in the Collections of the Mass. 
Hist. Society.^ 

Pascatque 
ggj. Aprill 18'-'' IC-OJ 

There ariued a fT. 'ling shipe at Pascataqtie about the 15'^ of this j.'saut 
moneth where in is one Richard ffoxwell whoc hath tlbrmerly liued in this 
•cuntery he brin^eth nuse y* there were tov,- shipes m-aking ready at I'.arsta- 
ple whoc are touring passingers & catell tl^jr to plant in the bay he hath 
leters f.br m' wearora & diners others at doreh.ester wch hee intends to 
"briiif; in to the bay so soone as posiblc ho can like wi<e he heard tiroin 
m"' Alerton whoe v.^as making ready at Bristole tfor to come ffor this cautery 
other nuse he bringeth not that I can lieare of onely m' P.orowes ijurpo^cth 
to come ffor this cuntery ffrom loudon & soe desighring you to convey rlies 
leters in to the bay w"^ what convenieucy you can de.sigliring the lord to 
blesse you in your la\'i-flull designes I humldy rest 

Your wo'' ashured to com 

WiLiA-« Hilton. 

Ser I purpose eare long be if y* lord will to see ^ou.^ 

The masters name of the shipe is John Corbin of Plimouth. 

To the wo' m' John Wiuthrope the younger at aguawam give these. 

June 2, 163.3. Capt. Walter Neale, as Governor of the plantation of 
Sir Ferdinando Gorges and Capt. John iMason, granted to Capt. Thomas 
•Cammocke a parcel of land upon the east side of the Piscataqua River. 
*<■ where William Hilton lately planted corne."** At a court held at Excter. 
4th 10th mo. 1639, it was ordered that '• Will. Hilton and goodm. Smart" 
were to have lots on tlie other side of the rlver-Jt At Exeter, 3d 12th mo. 

• Plvmonth Colony Reronls. xii. pp. 5 .nnd 6. 

■t- Hahbiird'.-. Hist. ci'New EnLTl'.iKl, cban. xvi. . 

" Plvmonth Colony H corls xii. VI. The .i>t, ti'^ it wa3 first made ont, containou t.ii. 
mme of Rol-ert niit<in, uliich w<is afterward stncken out and Bartlet written m its stead. 

A Rcu'lncr, vli. p. .50. 
I Rojri>ter, xxiv. p. 2C4. . ^ , „ -n k^,-, 

II 3d Series, vol. ix. p. 2'V2. The ori-inal letter is in the possession of the lion. Kojioii 
€. Winthi-op, bv- whoso permis-i'<n a heliotype of it has tiecn made f'T this ai:iL-lc. -.I.e 
snperscripcion, separated from the body of the 'error by iiorizontal hnes, is on the hao:: oi 

the oriirinal. ,-,<-, ,- t- 

«« Liw.<e fheet in unhoT.r.d or stitched MS. in o.Tuo of Cleric • it Courts, lork Co., .Ve. i- 

is also recorded with Y-ork Dcd-^, Lib i. ;id p -rt, i. 2. aud on the loll j wing patre there !■> n 

<:onfirm;.tion, dntcd Mav 1, li;."-t. by Oori^'cs and Mas..a. 
Tt >'. H. Provincial Papers, i. p. 138. 



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1040, it was agreed " that 1>i' William Ililteu is to enjoy tliosi^ iraKshoa :u 
Oysfo.r (iivor vi.i':!! lOrtMv-iJy I}-; l:;iil ])ii>--,es.-iori of an<l still :ii>i in liis pos- 
session, and tilt- (illicr niai'>U •■vhicli 'SV Gil)')ius d(.>th w ton i; fully detain iVoiu 
him with the rest of ihoso lUitrshes which fornieilv he liatl; nKul<t r.s*^ of .-o 
far as they may Ijc for the piihlic good of tlii^ ])lant;ition : A:id so u'.ii-.]'. -A 
the t\|ihind adjoituu^ to thtni as shall he thought oonv-juifiit by the iiei-^h- 
borhood of Oyster Kiver, v,hii:h are helongitig to this body."* lie w,-; 
made fieeman, ^lay 19. 1042, and had a grant (>f twenty a'nts of liind in 
Dover in that year.f At a General Court hel<l at liostoii, Si-p:. 27, 1 •■.!■•.*, 
"It is ordered, that the associats of Pa^cataqne shall have j)o\.cr to ciy -my 
can>:e under "j'j', though no other bee sent to them. "Willi: Hilton, U'il'i: 
"NVald^ji, Kdw.i: Colcotc have anthority U) end dilh.'rencos under 2u .sh'. M' 
Francis "Williams is ioyned an associate at Pascata«|."t ile was d. ;tu(y 
from Dover to the Gcwtnal Court at IJoston, 1C14. He convtryed to Fran- 
cis I\latt!i"us, of Oyster Ivi\er, 88 acres of land in Oy-tor Ifiver, graiit.«'l 
him 1)} tlie town of I)ovof, and two parcels of rnarsh land adjoining.^ J;i 
this <lee.d he styles himself of Dover. 

About this rime he removed to Kittery Point, as Frances ^Vhite. wife of 
liiuhcirJ ">VhiLe, iu a ueposikionij taken Feb. 27, 1G87-8, says *• tliat abi^nt 
forty sixe 3 ears past sliv'^.e leived in a house at Kittery ixrviit that stood fh .■■> 
between the house that v/as m'': Morgans & the house that M': GreeP.hnd 
afterward leived in- which house above sayd the depo' husband AVilliatn. 
Hilton did hyer of ?>Iaior Nicholus shapligh." She must ha's e been a >■■''- 
ond wife of William Hilton, as she was '• adged seauenty years or therea- 
bouts" at the time when this deposition was taken, and could not theietl-re 
have been tiie wife who. with two children, came in the '• Anne " to Piymo.ith 
in ll^2.j. At a court held at Gorgcami, June 27, 1048, "It is o-dered this 
Court that m^ William Hilton being llseiised for to keep the ordnnry at the 
mouth of the River of Pascataqua, and that none other sl;a!! keep any pri- 
vate orduary ther, nor to sell Wine beare nor Licker upon any p'tence wh it 

* N. 11. Provincial Fapers, ;. p. 141. For \\\< action of trespass on :ho c:-*e aa.iips; Ati- 
brn<e Gilihori> fur tlerainiii;^ tliis marsh, >ee RocI:iri;g;'iam Dfcds, Li'i. :. fol. 7. /A/'/, ti'l. 1-, 
is the ful'.o'.vin,:^ entry : " Georg Walton Simutrs an jiccO >lc!it at S",ito of W° IIilroTi criii..-- 
ed that ex to be granted pst-af r\>r 3* daHJa:,' t'v i'!' Co<rs- Fro'-idid ihat if -M' 'j'onikiiir- f/t 
horhainriton have pd Iu' to in." Rich: Hilton in Nor.wich then the s-d M'm Hiit-in." A l.r:-T, 
or mark of contraction, is interlined above tlie caret, bnt is obscured by the letrcrs of 'li»; 
line abi..ve, and cannot now be clearly made out. This case is referred to here, in the hrpc 
that it may aiford a clue for further investigations. Ii.s date is either 1642 or 1G13, the 
entry being rather indefinite. 

In Mass. Arciiives, xxxix. 70-73, is the case of Edward Colcord vs. N'atbaniel Boukcr, oa 
tiie following Agreement : 

•' I \athaniell Boulter doe p'mise to deliver unto m' 'WiUi : Hilton 
of Dover halfe a thousand of pipC'^tavcs 'Marcheantaljle in May 
next 164.5 Nutthanieli Boulter. 

Wirtness William tEfeild;:: 

The-e p'sents Vittm v^cth that I Willi: Hikon doe a«f igne over this 
bill to Edward Colcord : by mee Will; Hilton." 

Among th^ o.iperi in this ca^^o is ''The deposieo of AVillm ffurbur acnl aboirr fT'-Ttv 
Ttares who Swiir;ie Saith Tluit .Some Cevtay;)*- veaies Since ' ciugin tlic coiii.cany c; f..i\va.-<l 
-Ci-;cf.r': cc V\'jr.tn Iliiton who tlicn lived V.tt YorK I did I'v. n he.''ve wii-r: ililr. .11 ■^ay :inJ 
acknowledge thai hee had ns.-igned to Ed'vard Colcord a Biil for pipe «tavcs s\h;ch N.iti.an- 
ii-li oi'uircr did ow to ye sd willm Hilton w.h was ai>ouc five hiindrtd aecorduig (<"> i:;y 
host remembrance. Deposed the tir^t of the 5 ino: 16.5;)." 
t Dover Town Reconls, Lib. i. 

1 Keeordsof Mjss , ii. t^.31. .\1-o recorded DoTcr To-svn Recor(?«, L>1). •". fol. 20. 
^ This dei'd w.is recr-.led with K.'ckinichai.i Deius, Lib. i. i'ol. ^'o, •_"):Ii 1 mo. M-):}. TtJ 
date .-.jcms to be 7 Jnlv, ld44. altered to lo4l, or ;/ir>t:cd >o a« to look bke ICiil. The .^3.1:3 
deed i-, al-n found in Dover Town Records, where i:s date is 7 July, iOl-5. 
il York Court Fiks. 

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.182 Desceyidants of Willii'.m Hilton. [^[tn'!, 

soever under li gallons l)y retailo :""*^ " It is Onlered this Court that hoe th.-.t 
koojis tho ordriory is f.)r lo ]<ee[)e .'i. ferry 'm\i\ to have to the great Jla!i,l[ 
for oiu- vi (1 if laorc iiid a pcese to Strawhury banck for oue xiid if moii" 
viiid p Viiari to Dover or Kitt'irry xviii d for one if moro xii d a man. '"4- At 
a conit hcM at Gorgeana Oct. IC, l(ji'.>, " It is Ordered this court: 'li;:ir. 
ther shall he ahieway cut from the head of Ko^^ias Cove, unto the licu'l of 
Bray bote harbor »S: so to tht; little i:iar-.h ner Unto Cap' Cliauipanowut.s 
hoTvse & so to m' William Ililtous the In habitance of Gorgeaua : to cut : 
Unto a Cove ricare l'nt<-) Jo" Andrews: and th'; Inhabitauce of Pascata- 
quacke to out from Vt'''' Ililtons to that cove, ])y so many of each towno 
as thoy shall tliin-kc utt ; and this to be done by the .'5')"' Goto' (■19."§ Joini 
Treworthie in 'i depositiouij taken Oct. 25, lOoO, testifies " tliat the cellar 
w'^'' is at Fascatauay now standing neere the house v,"^^ AV" Hilton now 
lives in. did not any way bc-l'Tg to tho land v;"^^ was bought by me for my 
Grandffather m' Alexander S'liafjlei-.'h." At a court held at Gorgeaua. O.-t. 
15, lGr)(), ''tfor as much as the house at the Rivers mouth wher lu' Shap- 
leighs fVather first built and wJ William Hilton now dwelletb : In reganl it 
was first house thar uylt. and m'' Shapleigh lutcnleth to build and Inlanjo 
it: and for furder considerations, it is thought fit it should from time lo 
time, be for a hot-.s*: of Entertayment or (.>rdnary ■«"' this p'viso that tlic 
Tenant bee such a out; as tht; Inhabitants shall approve of.''^ June 7, IG-'^l, 
]Mr. isicholas Shapleigh, of Kittcry. leased to Mr. Hugh Gunison. for the 
term ol twenty-one }ears from thr.t date, •' All his Edifices Land & accc»- 
modations arid I'riveleilges : Att tlie poynt wher m' William Hilton \\<)\y 
Dwflh'th. cjntayning llr.e Hiindred ackers."*"^ 

He thereupon reuioved to York, and when the IMassachusetts Corn'.ni-- 
•'^ionors arrived there to receive the submission of the inliabitants. >iov. I'J., 
I€a2, he was one of the fifty persons who acknowledged themselves sid-ject 
to the Government of the INIitssachusetts Bay, and took the oath of free- 
man. At a town meeting held at York about the Sth of December, lf>.'-\ 
"It is ordered tliat m'' William Hilton is to have the use of the ferry for 
the Term of one i.^ twenty years. Eying betvrixt the house where he nu*v 
.livetli, aod The Ttjwn o£ I'ork : and he is duly to attend the sd Ferry wich 
Canncos sniiielent for the safe transportation both of Strangers i?- rov.'i;:- 
men if occisiou requireth. If ticae tt tydes be Seasonable, he is to pa-s 
persons over to &. from the Stage Island : If not he is & must provide 
a Canoo to Lye ready at the point of Land on his own Side the River, uj-on 
all Such occasions to transport {)eople without danger. In Consideration 
whereof the s^ ^,Vi!liam Hilton is to liave allowed him two pence a pt^ice for 
Every strangers, & four pence apeace for fLvery beast, or horse ■which ho 
swimmeth over, or that are Sworn by any Strangers themselves, he or his 
servants being ready to attend, ct one penny a time for Every Towusuu-.u 
he fetcheth or carrieth over : unle^-s the sd Inliahitant go over In his own 
Gaimoo, which Liberty remaines to Every Townsman, being made use of to 
Exempt him or them from the payniirat of any fL;rriage."tt He was one 

* Piigc 20, In wrii'ound or stitcbnl MS in Oifice of Clm-k of Courts, Yr.ik Co., Mc 
t This seems to be ti.e only autliuritv for Mr. fc^av;igc's a--c!lio:) that he h.ii - co..irol of 
Great I^lairl." 
t Page -21. in nnboumi or stitclicil MS. in ofRce of Cloriv of Court". York Co., Me. 
§ Pa^'e (•-, in nnbound (,r <titchfil :MS. in .aKju uf Cork of Court.-;, YorkC<.., Me. 
|l SutfuSk l>.;:.tis. Lil.. i. fol. Vli. 

H Page 16, in iinl)i)i;nii or stitrh< li MS. in Oui'C of Ci(.rk of Coiuts, Yorii Co., M"-- 
** Loo.-o sheet in unlKH!,-Kl or .-titc'ied .MS. in <.^i:^c of Clerk cf Courts, Y'oric Cc. Me. Fwc- 
.cor<\<.A also with York DeeiU, Lib. i. fol. lo. 
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1577.1 Deacev.dants of WiUiom UlJton. 1S3 

of tlic Sil'.'cfmcn of York in 10'>2, IG.ju aud 1004, and had p-aiK.s of Linu 
fti'in the t'Mvn, one July U iOoii, rn:d another Juno 4, ] li.Jl, of twonty 
acri'.s *• next adjoinini.r unto n'/ Edward Gf^dt'reys house."* lie died IG.j.'i 
or IGoG, and letters of adiiiini'^.tratiun on Ids estate were graiited -Juno .30, 
1G5G, to Kicliard \\'hil.e, wliu had married Franci.-s, hi^ widow. Ilia elnld- 
reu were : 

2. AVii.M.\M, 

and ptrha[;3 others.f 

Tliere was a "William Hilton of Xewhury, marine'-, who is often con- 
founded with the William above named, and whose relatiousldp to him is 
not as yet satisfactorily determined. It is liardly prohahle that he was a 
son of that "WillLain, as Savage supposes, not- eoiild tin.-y liave been one and 
tlie eame person, as inaintaintd by CoHin and others. He was defendant 
in a suit brought by Tliomas Tuck, at a Court held at Salem on the last 
dav of 4ih nio. 1G40, and had several graiits of land in >sewl;ury. but these 
grants are scattered through the Town llet.-ords, generally without dares, 
ii!,d iii wVsr disregard of chronological order. Dec. 29. 104'J, he sold 
James, his Indian, to George Carr, in c^.chang^; for quarter of a vessel. $ 
" "W" ir.hon, Newb." rook the oath of freeman, May lb, IGOG. His child- 
ren, born in 2\tv.'bury, were: . . / 

« York Town Record.^ i. p. IC. 

t John Tlilton, of Dover, Mas, I think, a son of "\Vil!i:',in' bv his first ^ifc. lie w.i- t-xicil 
at Dovci- i s eariv as 104S. and had grants of land rli>Te. Bv deed d:irL'd y June, 17"il ( U<;ck- 
iiighaiu IVcds Lib. l'_\ lul. IGl), .Ci.a Hilton, '.vidow of Wiliiai;i Hilton, Ij'jdj iiidn Eluton, 
Saiiiiiel Moore and ILunnii Hilton, alias Colo, all of York, and Malachi Edwanis and Jo- 
sepii Day, liotli of Wells in the roimty of York, ccnviy to Cai.t. 'Uiomas Millet of Oyster 
River, six uiidividcd seventh parts of two :,'iants uf land made tu John Hilton d-^'-ea-cJ, 
at a town meeting held at Dovir, 4: 10 mo. lij-36. And William UiltM;; of Marblehcad, 
mariner, conveys to said Millet the other undivided seventh, by deed dated 3 Sejit. 1721, 
recorded as aforesaid, Lib. 12, fol. 222. 

Magdalen, wife of James Wiggin ot York, was probably a daughter of William Hilton. 
At altevent^, she was a daucjhterof Frances his ■wife, possibly by a former liusbiiad. She 
was m. to Wiggin prio'- to 16-57. 

There was .a M;r,;nering or Manning Hilton in York as caWy a; 16G7. Administration on 
his estate was iriantcd 4 Jnlv, 1(571, to Tliomas M-nUton, hi> fatL ,r-in-law. 

The Town Record- <:.f York record the b-nh, 21 St-pt. 1691, of a child of Nath'l Adams, 
by his wile V, hose maiden nurne was '• Maguclon " Hilton. To this record the Hon. Na- 
thaniel G. Marshall, the pre.-eiit Town Clerk, has added that she was the daughter of Ma.n- 
warrn and Mary Hilton, but I do not know the authority for the statement. She after- 
ward m. Elias Weare, and again John Weblier. 

Mannerel or Maunerwei! Hilton of York, batchelor, was defendant in suits brought by 
Joseph Hammond et al., at Court of Common Pleas, held at York 3 July and 2 Oct. 170o, 
and 2 July, 1706. 

Administration on the estate of Rolicrt Hilton of Wells, " who is apprehended to bee de- 
ceased," was granted to Mr. t^amuel Wheelwriu'ht and Fiancis Littlelield, 29 Sept. ICS5. 
Rol^eit Hilton of Wells, weaver, conveyed land to Jonithau Littleiield of WelJs, by deed 
dared 1.3 Nov. 1694, recorded with York Deeds, Lib. I:J, fol. 27-3. 

A William Hilton, who was, I think, a son of Edward Hilton, Sen., of Exeter, wa- of 
Kittery in 1660, in which year he was one of the graod jury. He w;;s constable in 1661, 
r.:?d had a grant of land in Kittery. 17 July, 1C6L, which was laid out 20 Feb. 166J, " in y 
great Co'e below y boyliiig rock." He was presented liy the urand jury to a < ..urt held 
at York, 7 July, 166-^, as follows: " Wee F'sent William Hdtoa Coiist.ibie. of Kiitcry for 
tcareing of a spetiall warrant, sent by the secixtary from Bo-ton to Kittery, for ieudmg a 
D.puty to the General! Court." 

John Symmons of Kittery, p!:tnccr, by deed dated IS: 2 mo. 1667, recorded with York 
Deeds, Lib. 2, fol. 33, conveys to his son-in-law William Hilton, huu.-o aipl laud in Kitrery 
" as a dowry with my dauirhtcr Rcbcckah now wife unto the s" William," in the presonci; 
of f-'ian. l'lia:ripernowne, Uoiie ■ Gret-Tdaiid, Evtw : li:lt )n. He \vMs wi E.vetor.sJiortly after, ' 
and died there about 1691), le.iviiig a widow. A.dmiiil^Cr.ition on his e^tate was griiiitcd, 9 
April, 1691, to Richard Hilton, his e!de-t son. He i.■^ styled Cap:. Widiatr! Hilton iu v.uiou-j 
instruments. Nurics of such of liis children as are kii'.- 'n to me vcre : 
i. Richa'-d. ii. John. iii. William. 

t Records of [Old] Co. of Norfolk at S.ueru, Lib. 2, io\. 197. 



184 Dtsceiulcoits of Wuli.itm JILlLon. [^^l""il, 

i. Sakati, b. June. 1641. 

ii. Cii\ruLF>, !). Jii;.-'. Itil3. 

iii. An.nk, b. I'cl). TJ. ItWo. 

iv. £Lr/.\nKTii, \). Nov. 0, IfijO ; m. in Cl.arlestowti, Pec. 22, iC'3, Tinw 

thy Cutler. 
V. Wn.Li.A\r, \). June 28, 1653. 

He removed shortly after to Chailestown, bou<,Mit hou^ie aud land tlieri; 
of liulpli iMousull, Sejit. 29, IGo-D,* and there m. (2) ^lohitable, daughter of 
Increase Nowell, 10: 7th mo. 1G.;0. lie was admittoil a luemuer of f'lc 
church in Charle.'^town hy a letter of dismi.ssion from the church in Xuw- 
bury, Aug, 1-1, 1G7C>, and died in Charle.stown, 7 : 7th mo. lG7o. Admi:ii>> 
tration on his e-tate was gr;iuted 14: 11 th mo. 1075, to his widow Mehila- 
ble, who m. Deacon John Cutk-r, 29: 8th mo. 1G81. His children, \>y his 
second wife, all born in Charlestown, were : 

vi. NowEM,, h. May t. hapt. May 10, lOfi:!. (A mariner, whose wil', 
dated Oct. fi, ItiST, was probated Siept. 17, lOi'.J, at Doctors C'uu- 
niotis, Li>n(ii;ii.) 

vii. Er>\v.M:D, b. .Nh^rch 3, bapt. March 4, IfiGfi. 

viii. JoiiN, l)apt. 24 : 3 nio. I(jGS. 

ix. Kri1ai;i>, b. Sept. 13, bapt. S.'ejit. 13, 1070 ; ni. in C'hnrlc-stoWii, Jan. 
2-J, 1711-12, EHrabcth Lord, and died theiu, Jan. 25, 1720-1. 

X. Cn.NRLES, b. -^pril 19, bajtt. April 27, 1G73. 

Beside tlie children above named, lie had others, for Mehitable Cutler, 
then widow of Lit-ut. John Cutler, in her will, dated Dec. 8, 1709. ,)roi>at- 
ed Oct. 22, 1711, makes her two sons, John and Richard Hilton, residuary 
legatees and executors, on condition that they niainrain their brother Sam- 
uel Hilton. Mary Hilton, wdio married "William Mai-.-iiall, in Charlestov.'i.. 
2: 8th mo. IGCG, was another daughter of William Hilton.t 

2. "\Villi.a.m' ( WilUcuii}), of York, mariner, was the son of the TViuiara 
first above named, as appears from the fallowing deposition : " Th.e D.^;)0- 
sition of Majo'' John Davess aged 7(> years, or y abouts, & Cap' Charles 
F[rost] aged 52 years or there abouts, these Deponents respectively tes- 
tify, & Say y* Wi!lia[rn] Hilton now rescident iu yor'ie, in the provinct: of 
Mayne, was CoiTionl\' known, & [repu^ted, to bee y* soun vi William Hil- 
ton Senior deceased, & formerly lived in Yorke abo[ ] on y' Trac'- oi 
Land, y' lyeth on the South, or South AVest side of y* liiver (_ ] yorke 
over against the lishing flakes. & next the Ferry, & further Sayth no[t] 

Taken upon oath in Court this 30"^ of May 1083: p Edw: Ivishw[orth] 
Recor."t 

He had a grant of land from the town, Aug. 25, 1G79, and another, 
which bears no date, '" upon the neck of Land on the South Side of Yurk 
River, between Arthur Bales Land, & major Shapleighs, and James Wig- 
gens t<: William mores Land. & tlie Lan(l that was formerly m" William 
Pliltons, provided it be free from any mans propriety or former grant."? 
He wa;} one of the forty-six men wh.o took the oath of allcLdance to the 
King, 3Iarcli 22, 1G80. Another grant of land was made to iiim, Marcli 18. 

* Cliarlo^toun Anliivo.^. >:xxiv. 

t TLioin.w Seers and Mary liilton, nli.is Downer, were m. in Newbcry. 11 D-c. ")•>>. 
Jonathan Woodman and Hanna Ililtcn wore ni. in Ncwhury, .Inly 2, l(3o8. Sara Hiiruii 
was one of the witiu sm.s to a diicd fVorn ^Vi!!iam Sawyer to Tlio'nias ?e,:re<, of I;.;ii! in 
X;'wl)ury. (.lar> il ^l uxli _';, ItUS. (Town llccir.ls, 1. p.'.';7.) Join Ililrijn .-eein- :o \y^•^<i 
been raxed in Newhinv I'l-VJ (Town Records. I. p. 100), unless tiierc is an error la t'le i- I'oiM. 

1 York Deeds, Lib. 3, f-d. Vl.-,. 

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If.Oo-G. He died between Marcli, iOOO, and Juno, 1700, leaving; a v/ido-sv 
Aiiii'*" and children : 

3. i. Wn.i.iAM. 

ii. IlANNAn, iti. (n aMut 1703, John Coh.>. lie d. about 1712 or 1713, 
and she m. ('2) Murk Shepard. 

4. iii. Benjamin. 

iv. DdT.LAS, ui. S;iniuel Moor. ■; 

And probably others. 

3. AVili.iam' ( iriV/Ai?;?,' Wlllinni'), b. about 1 078, probably in York; 
m. in Marblehcad, June 2, 1690, Margaret Stilson, dauf.diter of James and 
^Mur^aret Stilson.f He harl a grant of thirty acres of land in York, Feb. 
17, 1702-3, which, with ten acres more, formerly granted to his father 
(Au^r. 2o, 1G70). were laid out to him. F».'b. 21, lt02-3. He had another 
orant of thirty acres at the head of Ilradbote, Broadbote, or Braveboat, 
Harbor, March 17. 1702-3, laid out to him, ^Nfarch 20, 1702-3. Thisja^t 
tract of land lie conveyed to Joseph Hoult, by deed dated June 4, 1711, 
recorded with York Deeds, Lib. 7, fol. 196. In this deed he styles himself 
pf York. P'len-.ui'.i. He already had a dwelliiig-honse in IManclifister, 
Mas;., at Black Cove, in that niirt of the town calbjd Newport, when he 
bought lund there of Plrlip Nichols. Nov. 22. 1709 (Esse.x Dood^. Lib._23, 
fol. 268). He bought other land adjoining, of John Seward, vSept. •"'>, 1714 
(Essex Deeds, Lib.^27. fol. 63). lii these'' deeds he is styled of ^Mauches- 
ter. fisherman and coaster. He had a dwellingdiouse at Muscongus, when 
he bought lands there of Kichard Peirce, by deed dated Feb. 1,1710-20 

* Her HLiidcn name mav b.-.v? been Peale. for M'illiam Hilton, iiy deed dated March o, 
16S1, recorutil with York Deed?, Lit). 7, fol. 194. convev- the above described land pr.iated 
him by the Town of York, to his loving iirother, Arthui- Bcalc. Kenlc may, however, Lave 
mfLrrii-d a si.-ti-r of William Hilton. 

t Ji'hn Biowii, >on of RLhard Brown, of Barton Reiis, co. Gloucester, England, m. 
Mariiarct. dan. of Francis Havward, of Bristol, England, and settled at Pcmaquid, .it tb6 
licad of New HarV.or, in what "is now the tov.n of Bristol in the County of Lincoln, .Maine- 
By deed dated Jalv 15, 16-2.5, Somerset, or Samosct, and Unnoni^oit, Indian S.^.gainorei, 
convcved to him a tract of land embracinu- a lar^re pan of the pre.-cnt County of Lincoln, 
and ineliif in'.; Mu-con^rns L-hrnd. He had a -on John and daughters: Margaret, who m. 
Alexandci, or Sav.dev Gould; Elizabeth, who ra. Richard Peirce, son of John Peirce; asd 
Emma, who m. Nicholas Deminir. 

Alexander and Margaret Gould had three daughters, one of whom, Margaret, b. in New 
Harhor about 16-59. m. ( 1) James Stilson, by whom she had children : Margaret Stiison, above 
named, b. about 1679; James Stilton ; a daughter wliose name is not known, and perhaps 
ethers. [The records rf the Fir^t Church of Marblehead, Mass., show the admis-ion of 
Margaret Stiison, April IS, 1686. Mav 2, 163'j. Margarett Stilson was baptized, an>i. May 
Ifi, bJSi;, ^Ln-garecr, James, Mary and John, children of Mar-are:t StiUon, were baptized. 
Margaret Stilson, innuka, was one of '-the children of the Church, who bcim: growne up 
did iJcrsonaily owne tho Covenant of their Parents, & by their owne act eutred themselves in 
iliis societv,"" Jnlv '26, I'^O^, " heinir of ace so to doe."] 

Ali.nit the year"l6S6, 16S7 or 16SS, James StiNon, the fothcr, while crossing the water at 
Muscongus in a canoe, was fire. I upon and killed by the Indians, who took his youngest 
dauL'hteV, asackinc: babv, from her mother's bri'ast,'))unied it in the fire and carried the 
mother and the other two children captives to Canada. In Mass. Archive*, xxxviii. A. 2, 
in.ali.-t of " Nams of Eni:li-h Captives Redeemed from Qubek by math' Cary in oct'-, 
i'''^)," is that of -m" Mar- StiNon Pemei,ad." In the following list of " Nams of thos 
Ueniainimr Still in liands of the frcnch ar C.inada," are those of " Jam' Stdtson {sic] boy 
iVtnjqu.l " a:! I "maiw: [sic'] Stilson gcrll pt-niqud." Mary is undoubtedly a mi -fake tor 
^l ir_Mrct. These p.-ts we're pn'nti.I in the Register, vi. p. 87, the name of the 



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iiii-lir;ut>d Stliton. After her re!ea>e from captivitv, Margaret Stilson, the mother, m. (2), 
in Marblehead, March 3i>, Ifii-i, Thomas Pitman, who \\a> admitted a member of the church 
In M:nblcl-cad, Feb. 4 or 5, lOSG, and who died, 4 mo, I73G, aged 94. She died 11 mo, 1750. 
.-.r;"a92. 

J.^mc^ Stilson, the son, and his >ister Margaret w-ve afterward ransomed. H- removed 
"^ N'\\castle and Port-riomii. N. IL., and -lie m. J.ine 2, 1609. William Ililt'.n. as at<ove 
"^•t Ibrtii. The dep-.-iiioiis h.:r-"'iiafrt'r referred to, with ch.'racteri.-tic ina-?i-urai y, sc.tte that 
»ht rcit'ained six vears in ccrivltv after the r^iease of her mother, and twelve years in a!J. 



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186 Descendants of William Hilton. [April, 

(Essex Deeds, Lib. 39, fol. 70). Bat little reliance can be plac^.'d on th.) 

recitals in tiie numoruiis (iccds in which h'3 appears us grantor or giuiu,!-, 
for in these he is stvlr:;d .soraetimes of York, and sunietimus of Manchcifr. 
lilarhlehead and .AfusconiTH, his oocupatioa being that of mariner, coaster 
and fishei-nian. He evidently occupied lands at IMuscongus, \v!'.i<-li h- 
held in the right of his wife Mariraret, and lands which he himself bouglit «f 
Gi3sar jMoxis'aud Giistin, Indian Sagamores (hv deeds dated June .0, 17 is, 
and Oct. 20, I7i0, Essex Deeds, Llh. oi*. fols. 87, 88), bn.t whetherhe was 
an actual resident, or only lived t!iere during the tithing season in cuch 
year, is a matter of some doubt. He seems to have been extensively en- 
gaged in the lldieries and coasting trade at Muscongus, making great iui- 
provenients, and having a large stock of cattle. At a town meeting in 
Manchester, Dec. 1, 1715, he was made one of a committee to procure a 
minister to preach the gospel, and March 12, 171.3-lG, was chosen one of 
the selectmen of Manchester. His name appears on the tax list of ^Slan- 
chester for the years 1717 and 1718, and in the former year he was one of 
the tythingmen, and in the latter, one of the " Chowerds and feld Driveei v'' 
ITis v,-ife was admitted a member of the church in Manchester. :\Iay 20, 
1717. June 11, 1719, the tovai laid out a higliway from Black Cove, near 
Hilton's swamp and garden. In t}\s claim entered by Margaret Hilton, 
Dec. 1, 1720, in the Book of Eastern Claims in the Secretary's ollice, Boston, 
she styles herself the wife of ^Villiam Hilton now living at Muscon.i'iis. 
But if he had any intention of permanently settling there, the outbreak of 
bostib'tics with the Indians comi)elled him to change his purpose. In ih.e 
journal of the Rev. Joseph Baxter, missionary to the Eastern Indians, is the 
following: ''The next Day which was Saturday, Aug: 12 [1721], we had a 
good wind, and towards night we arrived at Casco-Bay, where we met with 
M' Hilton, of Muscongus "in a small vessel with bis cattle and Hogs on 
board, removing to y^^ w^estward, who informed us y* all the People were 
gone from MuscoDiius upon y*^ rumours they had heard about the Indian'?."' 
He was buried in the old burial ground at' Manchester, and his gravestone 
bears this inscription : t 

Here lyeth the 

body of lifnt 

William Hilton 

"Who died June i.i ; ' ~ 

Y« 2P' 1723 aged 

45 years. • ^ 

His widow m.arried in Manchester, Dec. 8, 1727, John Allen, who died 
about 1737, and died a widow in IManchester, Nov. 1763, aged 84 years.+ 
Children of "William and Z^Iargaret : 

i. Elizabeth, bapt. in MarbleheaJ. Dec. 8, 1700; m. (1) Joim KhdwI- 
tou {puhlisheJ xwM^wchc^xux. Oct. 18, 1719); m. (-2) in Manches- 
ter, Nov. 6, 17-"J, John Hassam;^ m. (3) in \Venbam, Nov. '20, 

• Regist"R, xxi. p. 5o. 

t "Lifut" is an alibreviatioa for Licutunant. k.t the foot of tiic grave \s another gravi - 
stone, erected about tVirty years n;;.^ by ilie late Capt. Amos Hilton, whi:-h bears uiuu was 
intende'l to I'e a Ci.pv of'tlic aLovc inscri;itiou, which had become almosc illcjrib'e from Ion-' 
exposure to the wiaihcr. By it mistake of the ?tune-cutter, however, the date of deatU is 
given June "i-S, 1723. 

t Ajicd SS or 89, according to a copy of the entry in the Chnroa Rec^trds, ?cnt me '■.• 
John Loe, E~n., Toun Clor'c of Manvht-ster. lianna'h T'.'wksluirv, in a dcpL.sitiou herc-a- 
aftcr retcn-;.'d to, v,iii,li ij proljaijly more correct, gives the age as S+ years. 

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171 1 , John Day, Sen. , of Maiichcstor ; and d. a widovr in Manchester 
nb<.ut IT'J-J. 
6. ii. Stilso.v. 

iii. Marv, Uipt. in Marblehead, April 10, 1701; m. (1) Samuel Wood- 
bury (pnUishtil in Maiicli(,-ti;r, Uct. 18, 1710) ; ui. (2) in Manches- 
ter April 1.0, 17:3.3, Btiij luiiii l'iv».'<ijn. 

iv. M.m<(;aket, l);i.|(t;. in Marhl.jiieud, May :^f), 170G ; ci. iu Manchester, 
^ov. 12, 17-Jl, J.jMaii Allen. 

6. V. JosHiA, bapt. in ^lai-blebcc!.'l, March 11, 1707-8. 

7. yi. \V iLLiAM. 

8. vii. Samiel. b. in MaLchester, May 10, 1713 ; bapt. in Marblehead, Aug. 

9, 1713. 
viii. Thomas, b!\pt. in Marblehead, Auij;. M, 1715. 

9. ix. DiiNjAitiN, b. in Manchester, Aug. 27, 1717; bapt. in Manchester, 

^ept. 1, 1717. 

10. X. Ai'Ori, bapt. in Marblehead, March 12, 1720-1. [The record errone- 

ously gives the name ot the niuther a.s Mary.] 

4. ]5i:xj.\min' (Wilh'mn,' William^), of York, had grant of land there, 
March 23, 1712-13. By his wife Elizabuth, daughter of JooepU Crocket, 
of Kittery, he had children, all born iu York : 

i. JoSHiM, b. April 12, 17M. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 5, 1717. 

iii. SiRAH, b. April 18, 1720. 

iv. Mary, b. Oct. 5, 1722. 

Y. William, b. JSTov. 11, 1724. 

vi. BfLVjAULN, b. March 9, 1726-7. 

5. SjiLSOyi* (Willi'atn,' William,' William^). According to the ^larble- 
head records, Stephen Plilton and ilannali Severy were m. Feb. 7, 1721. 
This is undoubtedly a mistake for Sli/son Hilton, who had a wife Hannah. 
Stilson and Hannah Hilton became members of the first church in Marble- 
head, .July 1-1, 1723. She was admitted to full communion with the church 
in Manchester, Mass., March 26, 1738. He died about 17-11. His widow 
married in Manchester, Jan. 7, 17G2, Richard Day. Children of Stilsou 
ind Hannah were : 

11. i. Stilson', bapt. in Marblehead, July 4, 1725. 
Hannah, bapt. in Marblehead, March 24, 1727-S. 
Elizaeltu, bapt. in Marl)leht'ad, Sept. 14, 1729 ; m. in Manche^ster, 

May 14, 1749, John TewLsbury. 
Thomas, b. in Manchester, July 15, 1733. 
Hannah, b. in ^Manchester, Jan. 6. 1735-6; bapt. there, Jan. 11, 1736, 

m. Jan, 24, 1757, Jacob Tewksbury. 
Amos, b. in ^lanchester, Dec. 27, 1733 ; bapt. Dec. 31, 1738. 
Samuel, b. in Manchester, Oct. 7, 1741 ; bapt. Oct. 11, 1741. 

0. Joshua'* (WiUiam," William,'^ William^), m. in IManchester, Mass., 
May 1, 1732, Miriam Haskell. Children, both born in Manchester, were : 

i. William, b. April 14, 1733. 
li. John, b. Dec. 29, 1734. 

His name is found as Joshua Hilton of Sheepscott, Maine, among tha 
grantors, in a deed from Stilson Hilton et al. to Elizabeth Day. widow, 
dated July 1, 17G5 (Essex Deeds, Lib. 121, fol. 159), buc the deed does not 
bear his signature. 

7. ^ViL-LJx:si* (William,' William,'^ WiUiam^), m. in Manchester, Mass., 
Dt.'c 1, 1731, Mary Lee. Names of such of their chikU'cn as were bom in 
Alanchester, were : 





11. 




iii. 


12. 


iv. 




V. 


13. 


vi. 


14. 


vii, 



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188 Descendants of William Hilton. [-^pril, 

i. ]M\RY, b. Auq;. 20, l^npt. 'J7, 1732. 

ii. \ViT riAM, 1). ha:. -J:), rVr, (opt. J:in. 5, l7ni-5. 

iii. J.MiKs, b. June '21 , liapt. .'uly 10, 1737. 

iv. ]iicuAi?D, b. Sept. I [?J, bapt. Oct. 7, 1739. 

V. Anna, b. Dec. 1'2, bapt. 13, 1711. 

lie removed, prubably after the fall of Loui-^bourg, with his uife ami 
cLiklreii, to i\Iiiseoiigu>;, luid setllt;il at IJroad Cove, on lands belonging to 
his parents.* Tb.ere he lived until tlie summer of 17;)8, when, in going by 
water from Round Poiid towards Broad Cove, with three of his sons, 
"William, Richard and John, tlio Indians fired upon them, killeil and scalped 
"Wiliiam ilio son, mortally wounded the father, and slightly wounded Rich- 
ard. John, said to have been then a lad of about seventeen years, returned 
the fire and drove the Indians back, so that the survitors had lime to make 
good their retreat to Round Pond, wliere ^\'illiaIn,'' tlie father, was burieil. 

From the depositions and other papers in su[)port of the claim of the 
Hilton heivs, below referred to, it appears that the children, born after he 
left Mauclioster, were as follows : 

Ti. Jnn.v (whose only daughter ID. Thomas Hilton). 

vii. EuESEZER (d. when 4 years of age). 

viii. Klt;i (m. Knich Avery, and afterward S'.muel Waters, Esq). 

ix. Elizakefh (hapt. in Manclicster, Aui;-. 12, IVjO, as daughter oi 

" Wiil-m Hilton k, marj of Broad Bay;'' m. David Avery, and 

afterward Kphraini Brown). 
X. Joseph (setuled in New iNIilturd). 
xi. Maihias (d. very yoang). 

From the same source it appears that Mary* above named, the eldest 
daughter, married Matchlove, and died without issue ; that "William,* who 

* The deed from the Sagainores Samoset and Unnoni^oit to John Brown, dated July 1-5, 
1625, is said to Vie the t^l■^t deed of conveyance of Ainerican soil. It was recorded, Dec. 2;, 
1720, at the request of James 8tilson and his sister Margaret Hilton, in a Book of Recordi 
of Eastern Lands. This Book \va- destroyed by iirc when the Tuv,-n House in Boston was 
burned, Dec. 9, 1747. Two atte>tcd cot>ies of the deed, however, have been found, one of 
them recorded with Yorli Deeds, lab. 21, fol. IIG. and the other with Lincoln Deeds. Lib. 
74, fol. 6. This deed is printed in John-ton's Hist, of Bristol and Bremen and Poma [uiJ. 
A tract of land cisht miles square, lioing part of the land des( .-ihed in this deed, was 
conveyed bv Brown, by deed dated Au;:. S, IbiiO (attested copies of wliich are record';d with 
Lincoln Deeds, Liij. 74," fol. 7, and York Deeds, Lib. 21, fol. 116), to his daughter Margaret 
Gould, and her husband Alexander Gould, and to the heirs of her body. Their daughter 
Margaret, tiien wife of Thomas Firman, by deed dated Dec. 27, 1720 (York Deeds, Lii). 15, 
fol. 233), conveyed the same to her son James Stilson and her daugluer Margaret, then 
wife of \Villi:tra^ Hilton. It was this land and that which he bought of C;esar Moxis and 
Gnstin, Indian Sagamores, from wlneh William-* Hilton was driven by the Indians in 1721. 
Daring his lift- time, Wiiiiani'' Hilton seems to have held these lands against all coiners, but 
after his death, and the end of the war, particularly in the years 1761, 1762 and 1763, 
settlers crowded in from every side, some claiming title under heirs of Brown, others with 
no color or pretence, l)ut by simple force, and gradually, piece tiy piece, dispossessed the 
legal owners and reduced them to a very small part of their ancestral estate. The heirs of 
William-' and Margaret Hilton made several etlbrts to recover the land, of whieh they had 
thus been disseized, both before, and immediately after, the Revolutionary war, but the 
troubles of the times prevented anytlsirig from l>eir.g done. Tiie last attempt was made 
before the Commissioners .ippointcd by the Governor of Massachusetts, to hear and deter- 
mine the rights and titles of tlie aon-resident claimants to lands within the County of 
Lincoln, in oppu-;[ion to the rights, titles aaal cl-.dms of the Commonv>-ealth and ti:os-"i of 
the resident seiiiers thereupon. Tlie Commissioner^ reported, Jan. 2i, 1813, adversely to 
the claimants. Copies of the depo.-irlons of Richard Hilton, Ma'-garet Pituum, Hiimah 
Tewksbury, Richard Peirce, Eli/.alietli Crafts, Samuel Allen, Aaron Lee a.iul others, xiie 
petition of tl-.e Tlilton iieirs. statement of case, and other papers used in the hearings before 
the Commissioner--, wue >ome of tliem bon:;ht at an au'rj)!i sale in Boston, about twenty- 
rears ago, by Charles H. Mor.-e Jv-q., of Cambralgf, M..ss., now of Washi'Mton, D. C, 
from who;n they passed into tiie possession of the Maine Historical Socu-ty, and sor,;c 
vvcre found among the papers of the late Capt. Au'.os fiilioa. An account of tins and orher 
claims of land ma> be fuuud in Johnston's ilist. of Briacol and Bremen and Pemaquid. 



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1877. J Descendant's of William Ilil'on. 189 

was killed as abore describoil, loft one child, ^vho was drowned v/hen 
vorv voni'ir; tlmt Ann;i* inrinied John ]\IoCurd;i ; ar>d that .binx-s* had ii 
wifl- S:irah and childivi! ^fary (ni. Jouatluui JNicn-itt), William, John, 
ilanios, JciiTiy (in. Jonathan Peaslee), lV;;';:y (m. ALi-uii Htlron), Joshua, 
Josei)li, Eliz.il)eth (m. Thomas ?vli;('iir,hij, Sally (m. I-mcl Woo'iluny),. 
Susannah (oi. Jos-.'ph Liuscott), I.yuia (in. T'liuj.unin Hilton), and Nancy 
(ui. John Lynn). But it would exceed the limits jtifscribud tor this article 
to follow this bniuch of the family further. 

8. Samuel^ (William,^ Vnlliifm,^ WiUiain'^), b. in Mancliester, ;^^ay IG. 
171.'3 ; ni. ( 1 ) in lieverly, Ajuil I •_>, 17.'^>''3, Eleanor Griggs, dau<^hter of 
Jacob (iiig<4s of Salem, removeil to ^Macblohead and aftorward to lioston. 
He had house and land in Boston on a oJL street, iio'.v Pleasant Street.* 
Child of Samuel and Eleanor was : 

i, Sarah, b. in Boston, Juno 6, 1734; m. in I.uiionburc;, June 21, 1753,. 
Abiier Whitney, of Di.-trict Shirley. 

He m. (2) in Kcwtou, ]Mass., April 17, 1735, Sarah Clark of Ne^vtou, 
and aftervvard removed there, and subsequcnrly to Lunenburg, where he 
uieJ, Maifli 21. 17.3G. She died Eeb. 2, 1702. -Chiklron of Samuel and 
Sarah were : 

ii. Samukl, b. in Pxi^ton, Nov. 6, 17.30. 

15. iii. yAMr;i.L, b. in Nev.ton, Jan. i, 1738-9. 

iv. Hannah, b. in Newton, March 21, 1740-41 ; d. May 2, 1741. 

V. AViLT.iAM, b. in Mewton, June 21, 1742. 

vi. Hannah, b. in Newton, Auir. 16, 1744. 

vii. Mary, b. in Newton, Jan. 20, 1740-7. 

viii. Elizabf.th, b. in Newton, Dec. 20, 1749 : m. April 6, 1793, John i"iu- 

gerald. 
ix. Thomas, b. in Lunenburg, June 14, 1752. 
X. David, b. in Lunenburg, April 12, 1752 [?] ; bp.pt. April 27, 1755. 

9. Be-V.ta.min'* ( William,^ William,^ William^), b. in Manchester. A.u^-- 
27, 1717 ; m. there, Jan. 9, 1737-8, .Miriam Badcock, and was •■ killed by 
the French,"! 174G or 1747. His widow married in Manchester. Aug. J, 
1771, J )h.n j?.[orie, of Beverly. Children of Benjamin and Miriam, all 
born in Manchester, were ; 

i. MiKiAM, b. Dec. 19, 1733 : m. May 27, 1750, Paul Leach, Jr. 
ii. Margaret, b. July 11, 1740 ; m. March 29, 1765, Charles Hill. 

16. iii. Benjamin, b. Feb. 6, 1743-4. 

iv. Elizaeeth, a po?thuinou.s daughter, b. June 6, bapt. June 7, 1747 ; m. 
' in Beverly, April 20, 1705, Joseph Foster, Jr., uf Beverly. 

10. Amos^ [William? William,^ William'-), mariner, bapt. in Marble- 
head, March 12, 1720-21 ; m. in Manchester, Mass., July 17, 1740, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Nathaniel Lee, and was '■ killed by the Indians. "I Ad- 
ministration on his estate wis granted, Aug. 20, 1744, tu his widow Eliza- 
beth, who m. (2) Joseph Hill, July 1 G, 174G, and (.J), Oct. li>, \~:y>, in 
^ilaaehester, NaLlianiel Rogers of Wenham. Children of Amos and Elizabeth, 
both born in Manchester, were : 

17. i. Amos, b. Oct. 20, 1741. 

18. ii. NATHAJxrEi., b. July S, 1744. . ■ . i< , • ' 

11. Stilson^ (Slilson,-' William,'' William,'' WiUiam^), mariner, bapt. ia 

• SiifTolk DceJs, Li!). ,5:3, fnl. 110; Lib. 68, fol. .59 and Ibl. 01. 

T Depo.-itiun of Rich.u-il Ililtun. 

I Deposition of Richard Hiltoa and unvan-ing tiimilv tradiuon. 

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190 Descendants of Vy'iUiam llUton. [-'^pri'. 

IMurblehead, .Tu!v '1, 17-25 ; ru. in Mandiostor, Mass., July 23, 1717, Mar- 
f,r;uf,t Allen, dauL'liter of Josinli Allen. A Slilson Hilron (probJjly Uii.^ 
titilsou) was a private in Capt. Jc^soi)!! Wliipplo's cninpouy^ raised iorjJi- 
del", ace of thu sea-co:;st in tli.- County of Essex, July l-'^-Dco. ol, 1770, 
and was one of the American jM-i-^oncrs of war exc'nangod at Halifax, .lun,- 
28,1777, havinj^ been taken in the •• AVashint^ton" privateer.''' lie di.;d 
in Manchester, Deo. -iC), 17 :)5. She died ii widow, Sept. 7, 1700. Thuir 
children, all boT-n in Maiichester, were : 

i. Marovret. h. J:in. 1, 1718-9; d. April 29, 1750. 
19. ii. iSriLSON, b. March ii, 17.10-51. 

iii. Jacou, b. Aug. 12, 175J ; d. 17HI. 

iv. Mari'.aret, b. July '2-2, 1755 ; d. May, 1759. 

V. Marv, bnpt. July 01, 1757 ; d. July, 1759. 

Ti. Thomas, b. April -27, 1T59 ; d. June, 1771. 

\rii. IIannah, b. .March S, 17(U ; ni. July I7,_^i:?3, William Dow. 

viii. Margault, b. July 27, ITb'J; d. Juuc, 17G5. 

12. Thomas* {SlUsvi.* JVilliam.^ WilUam^ WilUani^), manner, _b. in 
Iilanchcster, Mass., July 15, 17;3;5; m. in Manchester, Dec. 0, 175.'^, Sasau- 
na Lee, and died in France about 1758. His wido-.v died in ^[aachester, 
UcL. 17, 18U5, aged 71 years. Child : 

i ScsANNUi, b. in Manchester. Aug. 3, 1757; m. Sop t. 20, 1776, Ezukicl 
Leach, and d. Aug. 2, 1792. 

13. Amos* {Stihori* William,'' William;' William'), b. in :Manche.stGr, 
Mass., Dec. 27, l7o8 ; m. there, Ai-^r. 5, 17G2, Mary J.ee. :Name3 of 5uc!» 
of their children as were boru in M-.mchester, were : 

i. McLLY, b. Feb. 17, 1761. 
ii. Thomas, b. Nov. 8, 1765. 
iii. Amos, b. June 30, 1707. 

He removed, probably before the Revolutionary war, to Nova Scotn. 
where his descendants are still ]iumerous. Two of his children were livM'g 
as late as 18G9. Nathan Hilton, Esq., of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, has 
collected much information as to this branch of the family. 

14. Samuf.l* {St'lson,* Wlllkmi,'' William,^ William'), b. in Manches- 
ter, Mass., Oct. 7, 1741, was in Col. William Allen's regiment, and after- 
ward in Capt. Andrew Gidding's company. Col. Jonathan Bagley's regi- 
ment, of Provincial troops, raised for the invasion of Canada, 175'J.*_ He 
m. about 17G1. Judith Carter, of Gloucester {published April 20, 1701). 
Child : 

i. Sauuxl, b. in Manchester, March 19, 1702. 
His name is found, as Samuel Hilton of Sheepscott, Maine, among the 
grantors in a deed from Stilson Hilton et al, to Elizabeth Day, widow, 
dated July 1, 17G5, Essex Deeds, Lib. 121, foL'"150, but the deed does not 
bear his signature. , ... 

15. Sxv.zel' {Samuel,* William," William,' 7I7//;a7?i*), b. in Newton. 
Mass., Jan. 4, 173S-0; m. in Lunenburg, Nov. 17, 17 Go, Rebecca Sticii- 
ney, and died there, Jan. 15, 1823. She^died July 1, 1818. Children : 

i. Sarah, b. in Lunrnburg, March 1,1768; m. in Lunenburg, Dec. -'7, 

17S7, boloruon (jieen, of Jallrey. 
ii. Kehecca, b. in Lunenburg, Nov. 14, 1770 ; m. in Lunenburg, May 21, 

1798, Stephen Nichols, of Westfurd. 

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iii. Samcel, hapt. iu private, Aucr. II, 1773; d. Jan. 1771. 

20. iv. S.\MUEL, b. ill Liuienhiir:!. Jan. I'J, 1775. 

IG. r>r:x.TA'\riN* (/icnjiaiii'n.* Williani,^ WllUnm,'^ WiUimn^), mariner, 
b. in M:ui<-iu;ster, Ma.ss., i\,'l). G, I7l;5 - 1 ; ni. Jan. 'iO, ITOT. Ju'lith Searl, 
and was lost at sea about 177:if, coming from the \Vcst Indies. Child: 

21. i. BtNJAMi.N, b. in Manchester, Dec. 20, 1771. 

17. i\MOS* [Amos,* William.^ William.^ WiJ'inm}), master mariner, b. 
in Idanchestrr, Z^Iass., Oct. 2t;, 1711, was in Capt. Fuller's company of Col. 
Bagley's ro'^riment, in the exp-.dition to Lake George, 17.>8, arid at Louis- 
bourg in 17o'J and 17G0, in Capt. Andrew Giddlng's com[)an\' of Col. Jon- 
athan IJagley's regiment of Provincial troops.* He m. iu Beverly, Nov. 
IG, 17G2, Appliia Brown, and was lost at sea about 1783. Administration 
on his estate was gronted to his widow, jMay 6, 178S. She died a widow 
in ]\Ianchestcr, July 2-3, ]8l."», aged 7G. Cliildren : 

22. i. Amos, b. in rRVorly, April G. 17f-l. 
ii. Joseph, b. in Beverly, July 1, 1707. 

iii. }.J.vKY, III. (•) ill Manchester. April 10, 1706, Geor?c Cro<^?, Jr. ; ra. 

(2) Nuurse, and died a widow in Manchester, Jan. 2!), lo'iS, 

agod 92 year- and 8 nios. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. iu Manolicster, April 15, 1770; in. Sept. 7, 1733, Georija 

Cross [Jr.], and died Aug. 12, 176'J. __ 
V. Natuax, b. in Mancliescer, Nuv. 16, 1773. 
vi. Ai'Fuii, b. in Manchester, May 24, 1775; m. (I) July 4. 1793, Nchc- 

miah Driver ; m. (2) about 1805, Charles Adams, uf Beverly. 
Tii. HANN-\n, b. in ^ianchestcr. May 14, 177S ; m. (.^ Maicii IJ, 17'J^. 

George Norton : m. (2) about 18r4, Thoiuiis Leuch. 
viii. Peggy, m. Jan. 10, ISOl, Willinm Girdler, and d. a widow in i?ever'y, 

Dec. 14, 1S61, aged 79 j'ears II nios. 
ix. William, b. in Mauchescer, June 1, 17S3. 

18. Nathaniel* {Amos* William,^ William,' William'), b. in Manches- 
ter, Mass., July 8, 1744; had a wife Martha, who died a widow in Man- 
chester, Oct. 30, 1839, aged 90 years, and children, all born in Manchester: 

i. Nathantel, b. Au.2. 23, 170S ; d. Oct. 7, 176>^. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Aug'. 25. 1769 ; m. June 30, 1789, Benjamin Crombie. 

23. iii. Nathaniel RoGEr.s. b. Ft-b. 17, 1771:. 

iv. Thomas, b. April I, 1777 ; bapt. April 6, 1777 (as son of Thomas [?] 
and Martha) ; d. April 7, 1777, or April 3, 1778. 

V. Patty, b. June 26, 1782; d. Feb. 14, 1781. (Bipt. according to 
church records, Julv 2, 1781, and died Feb. 14, 17t3.) 

vi. Thomas, b. Aug. 22. r734 ; d. Nov. 21. 1801. 

vii. Patty, b. Anz- 3, 1787 ; m. Nov. 28, 1805. John Orsmenc Morgan. 

viii. ScsANXAn, b. June 4, 1791 ; m. De^:. 27, 1815, Jacob Morgan. 

19. Stilsox^ (Slilson,'' S/ihon* William.' William,'' William'), b. in 
Manchester, Mass., March 2, 17o()-ol; m. Jan. 25, 1774. Lois Tewxbury, 
daughter of JaJin Tewxburv. He was mate of the '• Liverpool" sloop, pri- 
vateer.f 1780, and died Ma'rch 5, 1829. His wife died April 17, 182.3. aged 
about 70 years. The date of his dearh and that of four of his children 
are not found in the Town Records, but are taken from an old family biijle 
in the possession of one of his descendants. Children, all boru in !Mau- 
chester, were : 

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i. Be:tv, b. Dec. I'j, 1770; d. Mircli 21, 1B18. 

ii. Lois, h. May li. 1781 ; :n. (I) Oct. 4. 18'^!). Xehcminli Abbott; m. 

(•2) lioniiuiiin (.'loinbie, !in<.l iliuii u Nvidow, Jan. L'G, Ibfit. 

iii. Moi.LV, 1.'. J^i !it. 1. 17K1 : .1. ,J;,n. 2i, 18o7. 

iv. .M.A!;c;.\ra.T, b.'S'i't. i.'r., Hr-H : d, IVb. -Jl, 1&2'J. 

.-. . . V. Sarah, b. Nov. 'i, 17'j1 ; J. Dec. til, IH-Jii. 

vi. Hannah, b. May 2b, 17'J3 ; d. July 9, 1hJ8. 

20. R.\mi;i:l« {ScmrwU' SawmJ* )ni/fa,n= IVilliam,' WilHam'), h. in 
Luiienljiipx, Jan. 10, 177j; m. (I) in ^Vc•strord, Fob, 20, 180],' JS'ancy 
IJixioks, ol Wo.>ttui«l. She (lied ^hiy 17, loOS, and lio m. (2) June .■)(). 
1813, .Mary 15arrctt. Tliey reniovt'(l to Tt.rn[ilf^, Me.,* wiier*; tliey <1ii;d 
about . Children, all by his fiist wife, and all born ia Lunenburg, 
v,-ere : 

i. Nancy, b. !r^cp t. 2R, IROl ; m. Slcplicn Normnn Nichols. 

ii. Maky, b. July 4. IhOii ; niui ried Tlionut^ :^lJauldi•l■^^ 

iii. Samlkl, I;. May IS. IhOj : (m. l;j March, 1>'?;]0, Mary <7hnndlpr, and 

after the birth of one child, Mary L., b. Au_'-. 2'.), 1^3:2, removed lo 

Tmple, Mc.*) 
iv. SorniA, b. .May 9, 1807; di. Nov. 30, 18:29, nilliard L. Woo'lward, of 

Chchusford. 

21. BcN'JAMiN^ {}Jiija)n!n,'' Beitjinm'n* WlUiain.^ WilJiom^ WiHimi^), 
b. in jMuncliester, j\Ia.«s., Dec. 'Iii^i, 1771; m. iu lieverly, June 1, 17'JI. 
Elizabeth Morse, dautjhter of William Morse. Administration on his 
-estate was ^'ranted June .'». 1810, to Mrs. Judith liiltou, probaljlv his mother. 

Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth, both born iu Beverly, were : 

i. Elizabeth, b. July 8, 1797; m. in Bcvcvly. April 5, 18U, Ji'sspii 

RussfU, of Manchester, and d. in Hevevlv, March 9, 18t30. 
ii. Jldith, b.Sopt. 16, 1790'; d. Sept. 19, 1601. 

22. Amos® {Amos,'' Amos* William,^ William,' William^), master mar- 
iner, b. in Beverly, April (3, 17G1; in. in ^lanchester, ]\Ia.ss., Dec. lo, 1785, 
Nabby Ober, and was lost at sea about 17'.)C. Administration on his i--;rate 
was granted, Feb. 7, 1803, to Nabby Hilton bis widow, who m. in ^fiin- 
chester, Mass., Feb. 22, 1803, Asa llerrick, of CoU' ord, .N. II., and die<l 
in Concord, N. II., iNIarch 11, 1841. Childrea of Amos and Xabby, all 
born in Mancliester, Mass., were : 

24. i. Amos. b. March 26, 1786. 

ii. Nabby, b. Feb. 8, 17S3 ; m. in Concord, N. II.. about 1813, I~nac 
L)Di;, of Hopkintnn. N. II., and d. m C(jneord, N. IL, July -20, 1670 
iii. Joseph, b. x\.uir. .SO, 1791 ; d Feb. 11, 1792. 
iv, Israel Ober, b. June 27, 1793 ; d. in Concord, N. H., Dec. 20, 1313. 

23. Nathanifx RoGEns® {Nathaniel,^ Amos,* William,'' William,'' Wil- 
liayn^), usually called Nathaniel Hilton, Jr., b. in Manchester, [Mass., Feb. 
17, 1774; m. there, Nov. 9, 1797, Patty Crombie, and died about 18i)4. 
His widow ra. Oct. 31, 180.3, Capt. Joseph Porter, and died a widow, in 
that part of IMahion whicli is now Everett, June 10, 18Go, aged about 90 
years. Child of Nathaniel and Patty : 

i. Charlota, b. in iManohoster, July 20. 179S ; xa. in Charlestnwn. (O 
Joiin Ciurney,May IG, 1819; (2) Samuel S. Sargent, April 10, 182S ; 
and d. a widow in Everett,. Mass., July 14, 1673. 

♦ This statement i.> nndo on tii? au'hority of a m:inn?cript entitled " Gcn^nlo^j.-s or 
Families in the Townot Lanontmrjr, >ra-:!;a(lHi-(.'tt.-. From tlio rir-t Sctrk-nionf cf tl;o T.\wn 
In 1719 to 1874, Prepared from various =ourrcsard arranirod l>v Ge'.ru'e A. Cimn.iLrliaMi," 
'now deceased. It ia in the posiCisioa of his mother, Mrs. >'. F. Ciiui-.lDgliaui, of LuiK-iii.ir.^'. 



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24. Amos' {Amos* Amon.^ Jmos* IVilUam," MTdlam,'' William'), mas- 
t-r nmriiiiM-, U. in >.rar.fho5t._T, M:i;^s., .Mureli 2G, I7s6; ni. July .'>, 1 508, 
llaiinuh Leacli, "lauglitor oC ICzokiol L<-a(li. ami died in Hostuii. ^.'o\. 2 t, 
18.jl». Slie died a widow, in IJostoii, .laa. '1, \'yC,\, aged about 70. Cliild- 
roii, all bull! ill Marj<;ln-.stci\ ^lass. : 

i. Hannah Leach, b. Aprils, 1300; ra. (1) X..v. 10, 1.^3(i, .fohn Rich- 
ards; m. (•-') \y\'Z. I'J, l^ll, llf-iiiy F. Lee, and d. June 7, IHIG. 

ii. Avos, b. April •-?, IHl-J ; d. in B»t'jn, }dai-cli 11, l^jS. nniinrrif;d. 

iii. AiacAit OiaFS. b. Mny 5, I'-IH; ni. in ^banciic-ter, Maso., M^y 13, 
l-joG, Juiin ilassam,* u!' iioston. 

The iiitenlioiis of uiarriag(i of Tiniutby Starns [^/f] and Polly Hilton 
were published in i\IanchcitLT, dan. 27, H'Jo. 

In Force's Collection of Historical Tracts, Vol. IV., Washington, 18i(3, 
is a reprint of "A j Kelatjox { of | A Discovery lattdy made on the Coast 
of I Flouida, I (From Lat. 31. to 3o Deg. 45 Miu. North-Lat.) | liy Wil- 
liam Hilton Commander, atid | Commissioner with Capt. Anthmnj Long, \ 
and Pri<^r F'lhif-n. in the Jr-hip Adventure, which set | Sayl from SplLea 
Bay, A»g. I'b iGGo. and was j set forth by several Gentlemen and Mer- | 
chants of the I. land of Bauf.vdoks. | Giving an account of the nature 
and tempera j ture of the Soyl, the manners and disposition | of the Natives, 
and whatsoever else is | remarkable thuiein. | 

Together ^vith [ Proposals made by the Commissioners j of the Lords Pro- 
prietors, to all such per | sons as shall become the iirst Setlers on tiie j 
Rivers, Harbors, and Creeks there. I London, j Printed by J. C. for ^'iimon 
Miller at tiie Star neer the "West-eiul of St. Pauls, IGGd." 

In this vovage the Carolina coast was explored, and names were given 
to various localities. One of tlie rivers was c;\lled Hilton's River. _ Hilton 
Head, which was occupied l)y the Federal troops during the Civil War, may 
have taken its name from this navigator. It is found on the earliest map 
of South Carolina I have been able to consult, that of T. Jelf'erys,- London, 
1757. 



In Suffolk Deeds, Lib. 7, fol. 22C, is the following deposition : '• Sept. 
y* IS"" 1G71 Appeared before me John Tuder Aged about 22 years or 
thereabouts being Sworne before mee Deposeth as foloweth 

That theese three Ticketts now showue with the Name of Christopher 
Codrington to them was delivered to the said John Tuder by Walter Brie 
for the procurem' of the passage of Paul Ste[diens John Hunt i& Stephen 
Miller of & from the Island of Barbados in the Amity Cap' William Hil- 
ton Comander »i; that they are to the best of his knowledge the Gouern'^^ 
hand And further this deponent Saith not. sworne before ns the 13''' of 
Septemb' 1G7I J-V Lecerett Dep' Go' 

Elia Lusher 

Recorded lic compared 15: 7*-^ 1G71 p fFreegrace Beudall Cler." 

Administration on the estate of William Hilton, mariner. '' lat-:ly belong- 
ing to his ilaj"*^' good shipp or vessell called the Deptford ftVi-ott Cap' Carr 
Comander granted to his brother Richard Hilton of the town" of Portsm"' 
yeoman."-Nov. 25, 1700. — (Rockingham Probate Records.) 

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194. Descendants of WiV.ina Hilton. [-^pi'ii, 

Tliorc was a "William Milton of Gloucester, who is pnid by the Hon. Jolia 
J. Inibsou to liuve riianioJ tlif'i'e, iSo\'. 20, 1711, IMary Tiick«M-, perliiipi 
d'xughtcr of J"lm Tucker. C'liilclreii : I\!ary, h .Au;^. :jO,ljjpL. {)>.{. 2i;. 1712 ; 
Sarah, U April 4, hapt. Sept. 18, 171.3, d. April 2-^, 1721; William, h. 
Auii. 4, bapt. Oct. ('), 1717 ; and Elizabeth, b. May 2'J, bapl. June 5, 172iJ. 

\\'iHiaui Hilton, Ji.. and Mary "Wharf were inairied in Glouce.-ter, Sept. 
22.1711. His daughter Sarah was horn Arnr- ", 1717. AViJliani Ilillon 
and Anna Penny were ni. in Ciloucester, Oct. 27, 17G1. 



(Records of INIass. iv., Part 1st, p. 430. j 

At a General Court held at Pjoston, JNIay 31, IGGO, "In ans' to the 
petition of Willjani liilton, hunihly craving this Courts allowauc & con- 
liruiatiou of a deed of guift of six miles .sipiare of land lying on y" Riuer 
Peiinieconaiiuigg, being a riulet running into the Riuer l\tiacook(;, w"* two 
miles of the best meadov,' lying on the north east side of Pennacook, giuen 
to his father & him in y* yeere 1G3G by Tahanto, y* sagamore there ; *&; 
the Court, hauing considered y*^ contents of this petition, judg m';ece not; 
to graunt the same, but couiiderhig the petitioners groumls for the approba- 
tion of the Indians graunt, doe judge meete to graunt tluit three hundred 
acres of the sajd land be sett out to the [)etitioner by a cornittee chosen by 
this Court, so as that it may not prejuilice any plantation ; and this as a 
finall end of all future clajmes by virtue of such graunt from tlie Indian?." 

(Massachusetts Archives xvi. oG4.) "To the honored Geir' Court Now 
sitting in Boston the IS"^ March IGSf The humble petition of James Rus- 
sell Executo'' to his honon-d fFather Richd Russell Esq^ to this honored. 
Court is y* whereas my honored fFather long Since bought of m'' "William 
Hilton of Charlstowne A certain pcell or tract of Land y' was conveyd 
to y* Said Hilton by tahanto Indian Saggamoar of penny Cooke and A!:-.o 
Acknowledged & recorded, as Appears by Said Deeds in Court, w^" Still 
want the Confirmation of this Court to make y*^ Said Deeds Authentick. 
w*^"^ is humbly requested from this Court y' they wold pleas to contirme y° 
Same v;'^^ will oblldge , 

" . ' Yo'" humble Serv' 

Ja: Russf.ll." 



William Hilton was admitted to full communion with the church at Wen- 
lam, 1716. 



[The utter lack of any system of registration of births, deaths and mar- 
riages at Dover, York and Kittery, during the earlier period of their 
history, renders a co.mplete genealogy of any of the families of their 
first settlers almost impossible. The destruction by fire, in 174:2, of the 
Church Records of York is particularly to be deplored. It is to be hoped, 
however, that this contribution to a genealogy of the Hilton famdy may 
result in bringing to light more information concerning it. Such informa- 
tion, especially in regard to the earlier generations, will be gladly received 
•by the compiler. Ail dates in this article prior to 1751 are old style. 

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CIiriiCIIES IX IIAiaVIXTOX and SOrTIIIXGTOX, CT. 

By Ji-.iiirL Chksti.h Hart, Iv^q., of ri.iinville, Ct. 

rpiIE Ivcv. li. Planning (.'liij)nian, in \\h history of iraiwinton, 
A. pu1)lishc(I in I'SIJ'), says Daniel Mosscncrcr was the pioneer 
settler of the town ; tliat lie eanie from Hartford, Ct., in the month 
of January, 1730. In him we recognize the founder of the town. 

The first town meeting in TIarwinton was held at the house of 
Jacob lienton, on December 20, 1737. The town was incorporated 
by act of the legislature. The session began Oct. 13, 1737. The 
Rev. ^Ir. Chipmau states thut the church was organized and the 
first minister settled on the same day, Oct. 4, 1738. The first set- 
tled minister was the Kev. Andrew l^artholomew; A. slab of gncis- 
pic stone, in the ancient grave-yard at llarwinton Centre, presents 
an inscription as follows : 

" Here lips the Body of the | Rev'* Andrew Bar^holome-vv | The 1" Pas- 
tor of the Church ] of Christ in Ilarwiuton who | witli tiHal regard for the | 
Glory of god ft'.;dioiisly | Labored in the \inyard | of Christ ?'S years. 
A lover | of piety peace and good | order and zealous for the faith j he 
died March the G"'^ AD [ 177G hi the G3<* year of bis age." 

The act incorporatinrr the first Ecclesiastical Society of Southing- 
ton was passed Saturday morning, May 30, 1724, O. S. This 
Society was taken from the ancient town of Farmington, souili of 
the old society. The first minister was the Eev. Daniel Buck. He 
was not settled, but supplied the pulpit about two years. The fir=t 
settled minister was the Hev. Jeremiah Curtiss, ordained Nov. 13, 
1728, and Thomas Barnes and Samuel ^V'oodruff were chosen to be 
deacons, and were ordained April 9, 1729. ]Mr. Curtiss was dis- 
missed in 175.3, and died ]March 21, 1795, aged 88 years. His 
pastorate continued about twenty-seven years. The following is the 
inscription on his tomb-stone : 

" This Monument is j Erected in Memory of the | Rev Jeremiah Cur- 
tiss I He Early devoted himself to the | Gospel Ministry | He was settled 
Nov 1728 I in the 2.3'* year of his age & was | dismiss** regularly 1754 
or 5 I Integrity Sleekness v& Humility | were conspicuous & acknowledged 
I parts of his character both in | public and private life. | The memory of 
the Just is Blessed." 

The second minister of Southington was the Rev. r>enjamin 
Chapman, ordained ^Nlarch 17, 1756; dismissed Sept. 28, 1774; 
died June 22, 178(5, aged 61 years; pastorate eighteen years. The 
third pastor of Southington Church was 'the Rev. William Robin- 
son. [See his life, by his son Prof. Edward Robinson, noticed in 
Reoisteii, xiii. 175.] The fourth pastor was the Rev. David L. 
Og<len, ordained Oct. 31, 1821; dismissed Sept. 13, 1836; died 
at Xew Haven, Oct. 31, 1863, aged 71 years. The fifth pastor wa'i 



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the Rev. EHslia Cowles Jones, ordained June 28, 1837. He dinl 
Miuch 9, loT:?, ai,a'd 05 yeard ; p:istor:it(! tliirty-five years. Aftci- 
the death of Mr. Jones, the Ilev. Alexander I full supplied tlic j)ul[)it 
for sonic length of time, until railed t<^ the chureli in l*lain\i!!r. 
In 1872, the Kev. W. \l. 'i'indow was invited to heconic {ja^^tor 
of the chureh, and was in-italhid Kcli. 27, 1873; disini-:.ied in the 
winter of" 187"), and now has j-iiiu-d the J^i)i3C0[)alians. Sept. !.">, 
1870, the Rev. C P. (Joborne was installed pastor of the ehurcli. 

The second Congregational Church of Southington is located at 
Plantsville, and ap[)ears to flourish. The late pastor, Mr. Kastinan, 
was dismissed within tht,' year past. 



LETTKU OF AVASIllXGTON TO KXOX, APRIL 1, 1780. 

> EAPi-AD.MIRAL Henry Knox Thatcher, U.S.X., who some 
years ago presei^.ted to the New England Historic, Genealogi- 
cal Society the invaluable manuscripts of his grnndfathor, General 
Henry Knox, of the Revolution (ayite, xxvii. -lot)), read at the 
annual meeting of this Society, on tiie 3d of January last, the fol- 
lowing letter from Gen. AVa:?hington to Gen. Knox, whic!; he had 
recently found among his papers, and which he now presented to tlu; 
Society. It was written while ^rashington was M'aiting for official 
notice that he had been elected to the office of President of the 
United States. ;. 

Mount Vernon, April 1, 1780. 
Mr DF..vn Srn, 

The Mail of the "0'^ brought me your fiivor of the 23^, For which. 
& the regular information you has-e had the goodness to transmit of the 
state of things in New York, I feel myself very much obhgetl, and thank 
you accordingly. I feci for those ^lembers of the new Congress, who, 
hitherto, liave given an unavailin;:^ attendance at the theatre of business. 
For my'^elf, the delay may be comjtared to a reprieve ; for in confidence 1 
can assure j/oit. — with the trorld it would ol/tain liffle credit — that mv movp- 
ments to the chair of Government will be accompanied witli feelings not 
unlike those of a culprit who is going to the place of his execution; so unwil- 
ling am I in the evening of a life nearly consumed in public cares to quit 
a peaceful abode for an ocean of ditUculties, without that competency of 
political skill, abilities and ini;lination which is necessary to min':)':;e the helm. 

I am sensible that I am embarkinij the voice of my Countiwrnen and a 
good name of my own on this voyage, but what retnrns will be made for 
them Heaven alone can foretell, integrity & firmness are all that I can 
promise — these Vie the voyage lon^- or sliort never shall forsake me akhou:];h 
I may be deserted by all men. For of the consolations which are to be de- 
rived from these (uiider any circumstances) the world cannot deprive me. 

With best wishes for ^V' Knox & sincere friendship for yourself, I re- 
main Your affectionate 

The Ilon'''^ G° Washingtox. 

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GENEALOGY OF TlfK CRKSSKY FAMILY, DESCENDANTS 

OF MIGIIILL CRFSSEV OF 8ALKM AND 

irSWlCII, MASS. 

By Geokge Bhaixatid Blodgette, A.M., of Ilowlcy, Mass. 

"?*^T1GIIILL' CRESSEY lancLd uf, Sal. m, with his brother William, 
IVl. probably in the year IGll). He wa-= .'50 y<fars old in 1 OOS (Ricors- 
TKK, vol. vi. p.* 249). tie lived for a time in the family of Lieut. Thoraar, 
Lathrop, afterwanl Capt. Lathrop, who ^vith bi.Kty of his .soldiers full in tlio 
massacre by the Indians at Bloody Lrook, in Doerfield, Sept. 18. 1 C7o. 
They were styled "the llowor of Essex." From June, 10-32, to May, 
1656, he livcdiu the family of Joshua Ray, at " R.oyal Side," Salem, now 
Bo>erly (annexed Sept. 12, 17o.O). His brother A'.'illiam nettled in Con- 
uecticut. ' 3IighiII' married, 1658, Mary, dau. of John and Elizabeth 
Rachcldor. of '• Royal Side." She was bay/t. at Salem, Sept. 10, 1640. and 
died in childbed, August, 1650. The child nirvived. He tlien moved to 
Ipswich, and married, April 6. 1660, Mary, dau. of Mark Quilter of 
ipswieh. She was born in Ipswich, ]May 2, 1611. 

Mighill' Cressey died in Ipswich, Api-il, 1670. The vecor.i of the court 
concerning the settlement of his estate is as follows : '' May 3 1G70 — Mig- 
hill Cresie dyeing intestate The Court grants Administration unto ^rary 
Cresio the widdow. A[nd] there being an Inventory presented of fifty- 
two pounds, and foure children The Court order the eldest &onn to have 8' 
in the land at Salem if it be worth it or elce made up 8' and the other 3 
chil.ii-en 4'- a peece all when they come to age. The widdow to enjoy the 
rest of the Instate." His children were : 

1. i. Joiix,^ b. Aur;u>t, 1059, in Sii'eni. 

2. ii. MicniLL," b. April 1, 1601, in Ipswich. 

3. iii. WiLLiAii,'^ b. 1003, iu Ipswich. 

iv. Marv,- b. leer, m Ipswich; in. x\pril 20, 16"8, Sarauel Hidden of 
Piowley. 

IMary his wi'low, with her three children, moved to Rowley, Mass., 
April, 1671. The oldest son, John, lived at Salem with his grandfather 
Baohelder. She died in Rowley, May 7, 1707. This christian name is 
sometimes spelled "^Michael" on old records, but Mighiir Cressey, the 
emigrant, spelled his own name " Mighel Cresse." 

On the various record.s I find this surname (Cressey) spelled in twenty- 
three different ways. 

1. John- Cressky {^JighiU'^) was born at '"Royal Side," Salem, Aug. 

1650. In 1675 he chose in court his uncle Joseph 

Bachelder to be his giiardiin. Was a tailor. He I Hq^q Lvt-th the I 

m. Sarah, dau. of John and !Marv (Tredwell) \i ^.. Jn^^ocn 1 

*-tamos ot Ipswich. vShe was d. ui l])swiGh, Nov. ^ , r.„„.,. „.u., 

-•', Ibbo, and d. at •* Rova! Side, April 4, l/ol. ,. , , i . n.-»,i i-j- 
u;, u -CI ' 1 1 . t i> 1 c-1." died July %••= 0-J<i 1/33 

ills norae was in Salem on lanil at Ivoval feiae, _ ^ " ., r. ' 

f „ , , ,. ,^ , T, , 11 * xr 1 In v« ,6''yoarot 

Jurnierly ot his grandfather Bachelder. He was i ' i,- . ^, 

a deacon of the second church in Bt-verly. His i ' ~ 

grave is marked by a slate-stone, the inscription on "" 

whioh is printed in the margin. His will was dated June 12, i7.j4, and 

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i MvRv,' b. July 7, hapt. Au^. 2, lOSG; m. Joseph Foster of Ipswich ; 

pub. July 10, i:i:. " 

JoHV,=' b. <?nt. 'J, Inpt. Oct. U, ir.^S; d. Dec. 17, 1G90. 

SAU\n,3 b. Aug. :j. b;ipt. Aug. 7, ICO-' ; m. Feb. 2, 171B-9, Jarac^ Smith 

of IJcveily. 
JoiiN,^ 1>. Alia;. 5, bapt. Aaz- 5, 1091. 
Jos.;ri[,^ b. Jr.ne 10, bapt. Jiin..'2l, lt;OG. 
o. TI. 1).\NIEI„= b. July 11, baj.t. July IK. 160S. 

7. vii. Jon,3 b. Dec. 17, IGOO, oajjt. Jan. IG, ir,'.)9-I700. 

8. viii. Benjamin,^ b. April 5, bapt. April 10. 1702. 

ix. 11annau,=' b. June 21, b;ii)t. July 8, 1705; m. Danirl Ualli^ oF Bev- 
erly; pub. Ani;. 1, 17-23. , 

X. AuiGAiL,' b. Oot^ 1.5. bapt. O.'t. 2f), 1707; m. Nov. 13, 1729, Bartnclo- 
Dicw Allen of Manchester. 

9. xi. NoAU,^ b. Aug. 21, bapt. tfcpt. 3, 1710. 

2. MiGHiLi/ CuESSEY {Mfr/hUl^) was born in Ipswich, April_l, ICCl. 
Moved to Rowlev with liis moiiiei-, 1G71, and died th<;re, Oct. o, 1740. lie 
m. Aa:,^ 20, lG8u, Sarah, dau. of Andrew and Sarah Hidden of Rowley. 
She was b. Oct. L IGCI ; d. April 15. 1751. He settled hid estate in his 
lifctirue by deeds. (Iv^^ex Decdi, lib. 40, fol. 2, and lib. S-'J. fol. 50.) 
Children : 

i. Mtonii.T,,' h. yeb. 27. bant. March 3, loS8-9 ; m. Martha Dutch, of 

Ipswich, and died July"l5, l7-'0, without issue. 
ii. Joseph,' b. Deo. 5, bapt. Dec. 7, 1690, not mentioned in scttlemcoc 

of tather's estate. . 

iii. SARiii,^ u. Dec. 7, bapt. Dec. 11, 1G02 ; m. Dec. 9, 1714, Benjamin 

Scott of Iv)w!ey. 
10 iv. JoN-iTUAN-,^ b. .\Jav 11, bapt. May 12, 1605. 

V Tamlr,' b. Feb. 4^ bapt. Feb. 0, l(;97-8 ; d. May 29, 171G. unm. 

vi. Abigail,^ b. April 15, bapt. April 20, 1701 ; o. Nov. U, 1720, W iluara 

Rowse of Rowlev. 
11. vii. DAViD.^i b. March's, bapt. March 12, 1703-4. 



. WiLLi.vM* Cresset (Jlif/hill^) was born in Ipswich, 1663 ; moved to 
;\dev with his mother, 1671. He ra. Jan. 23, 1686-7, Anne, dau. of 



3. 

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Andrew and Sarah Hid leu of Pv0^vl^y. She was b. June 22,166.^; fl. 
June 24, 1748. He d. Feb. 9, 1717-i8. Administration granted to son 
John,' March 18, 1717-18. Children : 

i. Ann-e,=' b. April 5, 10S8, bapt. Sept. 29, 1689; m. Samuel Tenney of 
Rowlev (Jan. 171-3?). ' ... 

" ii. WilliamV bapt. Aug. 3. 1090 ; d. in Ipswich, 1714, without issue ; bis 
widow Mary d. in Rowley, Jan. 30. 1722-3. 

12. iii. John,' b. Dec. 4. bapt. Deo. 13. 169-2. 

iv. Mary,' b. Nov. 4, bapt. Nuv. 8, 1696; m. March 5, 1717-8, James 

Brown of Rowley. 
V. Hannah,' b. Aprii 1, bapt. April 2, 1699; m. Oct. 3, lr2o, John 

Ilodskins of Ko'^vley. 

13. vi. ABEL,''b. Dee. 27. bapt. Dec. 20, 1700. 

14. vii. Samuel,' b. July 23, 1701, bapt. siiuc day. 
viii. ]NIaP(C,' bapt. M'ln-h -Jl, 1705-6: d. in infancy. 

15. ii. Joseph,' b. July 1, bapt. July 6, 17o7. 

4. John' Chessey {Juhn,'^ Ml-jhUr) was born in Salem, Aui'. 5, 1604. 
He m. Nov. 20, 1717. :Mary Lovett of Beverly, and d. Oct. 19, 1718. 11:5 
widow m. June 2S, 1722. John Conant of Beve.'-ly. Child : 

16. i. JoEN,* bapt. Feb. 1, 171*-i9. 

5. Joseph^' Chessey (Johi^ M^rjhUl'^) was born in S.-^.lem. Jane 10, 
1696. ^>Vas a yeoman. He m. twice: first, Feb. 26, 1718-0, Saraii. diiu. 



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of "William and Hannah Do'l^e of S.ilera. She was b. 1701 ; d. Sept. 30, 
1732. He ui. hccond, April 2.3, 17:M, Hannah llolton of Sale kl Shed. 
March ol, 1783, aged 7-4. He d. iMarch, 17C7, leaving a will dated ]\Lireh 
0, 17G7, approved April (5, ]7(;7. Wife Hannah and sou Andrew'' named 
executors. His children, all b. at " lioyal Side," were : 

i. II.oNAH,-' b. Juiv i!5, hipt. July .30, 17:21 ; m. Porter. 

ii. AniG.ML,* bapt. March 7, 1701-5; d. May 7, 172G. 

iii. liitant dan.,* d. Jrai. '-'J, 17-2(;-7. 

iv, Ini.mt cliild,-* d. Doc. 18, 17-J7. 

y. Infant R.)n,-» d. JulyJ'J, 1729. 

vi. yAKAH,* h. Jan. G, bapt. Jan. \2, 1731-5; m. Aug. 8, 1758, Samuel 

Dove of tialcai. 
vii. Sl-sanna,-» b. Sept. 10, 173f3 ; m. Fob. 21, 17C4, Joseph M;>.=ury of Salem. 
\iii. JosF.rii,* b. Au^. 10, bapt- Aug. 20, 173S ; d. before .Man!'. 5, 17o7. 
ix. Mf.uitable,' b.^Maroh 25, bapt. Marcli 30, 1710; m. April 2?, 17C7, 

Nathaniel Yell. 
I. Jamfs,* bapt. March 11, 171.0-4; d. before March 5, 17r.7. 
xi. A.NDRL^^-,^ bapt. Feb. 9, 1745-6; m. Mary Woodbury ; jmb. June 2i. 

1770. 
xii. Amos,* bapt. Oct. 2, 17 IS ; m. Nov. 8, 1771, Anna This^t■U. 
xiii. IIanxah,'* m. Benjamin Woodman, Jr., of Salem, pub. Sept. 3, 1769. 

6. Daniel'' Ckessey {John,'' 211 ghilP) was born in Salem, July 11, 
1698. "Was a yeoman. Hem. Oct. 20, 1720, Sarah lugleson (probably 
dau. of John and Mary Ingleson) of Salem. About 1740 he moved to 
Connecticut, Nothing further is as yet known of him. Children : 

17. i. JonN',^b. July 31, 1721. 

ii. RtTn,* bapt. Jliu. 20, J722-3 ; d. June 4, 1723. 

iii. Mary,* b. April 11, bapt. April 19, 1724 ; m. March 5, 1745-6, Abncr 

Ashley of ilanipton, Conn. 
iv. EcTH,* "bapt. March 13, 1725-6 ; m. Nov. 23, 1746, Samuel Ashley of 

Hampton, Conn. 
■ T. Sarau,* bapt. March 30, 1729; m. Nov. 5, 1751, Joseph Asulcy of 

Hampton, Conn. 

18. vi. Daniel,* bapt. Oct. 11, 1730. ' - 

19. vii. Joseph,* bapt. June 4, 1732. 

viii. Elizat-etu,* bapt. Sejir. 21, 1735. ^^ 

is. EicHAR.r;,* bapt. April 17, 1737; probably died in Bradford, ii.H., 

Sept. 9, 1S09 
X. Ebenezer,* died in Pomfret, Conn., about 1818, without issue. 
xi. Anna,* m. Nathan Griggs. 

7. Jon' Cresset [John,- MighilP) was born in Salem, Dec. 17, 1G99. 
Was a tailor. He m. twice : first, June 27, 1723, at Marblehead,_Rebecca, 
dau. of Edward and Rebecca Diamond of Marblehead. She d. 1744. He 
m, second, March 27, 174*3, Berthiah Bachelder of Beverly, who surv^ived 
him. Administration on his estate, which amounted to £5.52 13 2, 
granted sou Nathaniel," Oct. 1, 1781. His children, all bapc. iu Beverly, 
were : 

20.1. N.THAviEL,* b. 1724, ■> C [Gavett of Salem, 

ii. LecY,* > b-pt. Nov. 30, 1727, I m. Feb. 28, 1750, Joseph 

iii. Reelcca.* ) ( d. youn,:,'. 

iv. Job,* bapt. Jan. 10, 1730-1. No record of him lound. 
V. Abigail.* bapt. June 25. 1732. 
vi. Anne,* bapt. July 28, 1731. 
vii. Mary,* biipt. Aug. 1, I73o. 

viii. Rebecca,* bapt. June 21, 1739. , 

ix. Lydia,* bapt. Jan. 24, 1741-2; m. April 26, 1764, John Ingleson cl 
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8. Bknjamin' Crkssky (John,- Mn/hilP) wa* born in Sulom, April .'., 
170:^. AV.vs a nliechviiulit. lie m. June 0, iTl'j, Christian, duu. of Jnl.u 
and Elizabeth Trask. She was b. iMay L^J, 1701 ; d. before her husbati.l. 
lie d. Oct. 1783. His will wa.s dated Sopt. 11, 1782; ai)proved Nov. ;;, 
1783. Peter Dodge, his son-in-law, named executor. Value of C3tatv, 
£72-l- 12 5. Children, all b. at '• Koyai Side," were: 

21. i. Ef-NjAMiN," h. :May 7, bapt. Mav 15, 17-2C. 

ii. Wii.uAM,-' b. Dec. 20, bupt. Dec. 22, 1728; d. 1753, 

iii. S.^ML-EL,* bapt. Nov. 1, 17:ji) ; d. Dec. 18, 1731. 

iv. Samikc,'* b. July (>, 1733; d. 17.J0. 

V. Klizabetu,-* b. Sent. 0, hapt. Sept. 12, 1736; m. 1st, June 14, 175G, 

William JktclifKkT, Jr., uf r.everly ; 2Dd, Peter Dodge, of Wcahain, 

pub. Dt'C. 2;>, 1701. 
yi. Anna,* b. Au^;. IG, bapt. An?. 20, 1739 ; in. Ut, Dec. 6, 1764, Tni- 

liam Dod2:c,\jr., 2nil, Daniel Fisher. 

22. vii. JosiAH,* b.'July 18, bajit. July 20, 1740. 
\iii. Israel,' bai)t. June 24, 1741 ; d. in infancy. 

9. NoAii' Crkssky (John,'' MujhU?) was born in Salem. Anj. 24. 1710. 

"Was a weaver. Ho m. Dee. 13, 1730, Rebecca, dau. of Joseph and 

Trask of Salem. She died in 1758. His .-ecoiid wife was Anna , 

who survived him. He died 1784. His will was dated Au^-. 20, 1784, and 
approved Oct. 5, 1784; sous Jonathan* and Nathan"* named executors. 
Children, all bapt. in Levcrly, were : 

i. JoxATHAN,'' bapt. Julv 30, 1733; in. Nov. 22, 1750, Ilitty UutchinsoD 

Tra^k. 
ii. Noah,* bapt. Au:;. 20. 1733 : d. before 1784 vithout i£=ue. 
ill. Nathan,'* bapt. July 31, 1743 ; m. Sept. I, 1788, Phccbe Kiraball. 

10. Joxathan' CnESsr.Y [Miijhill,^ JMUjIdll^) was born in Rowley, May 
11,1695. Was a yeoman. He m. first. March 28, 1722, Sarah Harris,^ 
who d. July 28, 1723; second, Oct. 25, 1724, at Kittery, Eleanor, dau. of 
Michael and Sarah Bartor of Kittery. In 172G ho moved to Littleton, 
Mass., having bouglit (with John Sawyer of Rowley) of Jonathan Pres- 
cott of Concord, Mass.,'20U acres of land in Littleton t )r £G00, He moved 
to Grotou, Mass., 1744, where he was living in 1752. His children were: 

i. Marv,'^ bapt Jan 13 1722-3 ; d. Jan. 26, 1722-3, > -^ p^^j 
11. Sarah,* d. April 22, 1/2G, ) ■' 

23. iii. Michafl,* b. Aur^. 10, 1728. in Littleton. 

iv. ilErsiBATu,* b. July 13, 1730, in Littleton : m. first, June 10, 17-32, 
Josiah Chamberlin ; eecond, Nathaniel BiiiEham. of Chesterfield, 
N. H. 

24. T. JoNATUAN,'' b. IMay 14. 1732, in Littleton. • - 
vi. TAiiER,* b. Aug. 19, 1733, in Littleton; unm. 1782. 

11. David^" CiiiiSSKY {JJi'ghil!,- Jfifjliiir) was born in Rowley, March 
5, 1703-4. Was a yeonian. He m. first, Deo. 7. 1727, Hephzibab, dau. ot 
John and Judith (Foster) Plaits of Rowley. She was bapt. Dec. 5, 1703, 
and died 17G8. He m. second, Nov. 5, 1771, Ruth Warren of Little-ton. 
Mass. He bought of Nathaniel Boynton of Littleton, 00 acres of Ian!, 
with buildings in L.. for £120; deed" dated July 5, 1751 ; recorded wifU 
Middlesex Deeds, Book 50. page G5o. On this farm lie lived and died. 
His will was dated Nov. 8, 177G, and bled in tb.e Probate Otliee, Doc._^10, 
177G ; disproved April 17, 1781. His widow Ruth d. before Jan. 6, 1779. 
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i. JosErn* il. Sept. 1, 1730. 

ii. Jl-1)!tii,« });ipt. April L'H, 1730; d. Sept. II, 1730. 

iii. JoJiV,' liiipt. Oi:t.31. 1730; li. in Littlttoi;, 17.-jU. 

iv. JiDiTii,'' h;ipt. \ov. ,'), 173S ; d. y(;un^'. 

V. Daviii,* hapt. June 15, 1710 ; d. An-. 8, 1740. 

vi. D.wm/ biipt. Dec. U, 1713; d. youiiij. 

1?. John' Crf.ssey {^William?' Mi'jhliP) ^vas born in Rowley, Uec. 4, 
109 J. He m. Oct. 13, 1720, .Sarali, duu. of Corn«jliu.s and Kli/abeth 
(Hidden) Davis of Rowley. She was b. July 22, 1G99. His home was 
on IWadford Street, in Rowley, where he died Sept. 4, 1741. Administra- 
tion on his estate, which amounted to £8.>.'), was granted to ids widow, 
Oct. 5, 1741. She died ^luy o, I 77 1. Children, all bora in Rowley, were 

i. Elizalkth,* bapt. April 8, 17i20 ; m. i;?njaiuin Smith of linv/lcy, to 

whom s!ie Wiis puMi-'liod. Jan. :^3, 1711--2. 

ii. ANNi:,-" bapt. Sept. ^7, 17-J4 ; d. Jan. 13, 17^0-7. 

id. Annk.,' b. Jan. 24. 17i?7-8; d. Anril Id, 1730. 

iv. SAKAn,-* b. March 8. hiipt. Mur.h'lO, 17-'0-.30 ; d. April 8, 1736. 

V. JonN,"* b. April 1, bapt. April 11, 1731 ; d. April 4, 1730. 

25. vi. M.sRK,'' b. Jan. 18, bnjtt. Jan. 27, 17.3:i-4. 

vii. Ltty,* b. March 4, bapt. March 7, 173.5-0 ; ui. Asa Axidrewd of Box- 
ford . 
viii. Mvur,* ^ b. Aug. 30, r ui. Jan. 15, 1751, Bcuj. ^Vinter of ilowley. 

> bapt. Supt. < 
ix. S.'iR.AH.'* ) 3, 1738 ; ( m. Dec. 8, 1757, Ezekicl Parsons of Gloucesier. 

26. X. Jon-v,* b. May 8, bapt. May 10, 1741. 

13. Akel^ Cressey ( WllUain^ MirjhiW) was born in Rowley, Dec. 27, 
1700. Was a blacksmith. He m'. lUy 'll , 1727, Hap.iiah Lowdl. She d. 
i\Iay 4. 1773. He d. Nov. 2, 17G5, leaving a will dated Aug. 12, 170-3, in 
which mention was made of " the two children of my son William deceased."' 
It was approved March 10, 176G_. son Abel executor. Children, all born 
iu Rowley, were : 

i. Hann-ae,'' b. Feb. 17, bapt. March 10, 1727-8; m. March 23, 1762, 
James Davis of Ipswich. 

ii. Meititauu;,* bnpt. Aprii 2, 1720 ; d. May 24, 173G. 

iii WiLiiAM,* bapt. S.^pt. J3, 1730: d. before A u 2:. 12, 1705. Was it his 
widow Mary v,ho in. Dec. 20, 1772, James Stickney of Newbury ? 

iv. James,-* Ijapt.* Jan. 10, 1731-2; d. Mav 20, 1730. 

V. Sarah,* bapt. Nov. 18, 1733 ; d. April 10. 1750. 

vi. Eunice,* bapt. March 9, 1734-5 ; d. May 25, 1736. 

vii. Caleb,* bapt. Sept. 5, 1730 ; d. Dec. 1, 1730. 

viii. Ja3ies,* bapt. Jan. 1, 1737-8; m. March 15, 1763, Sarah, widow of 
Mo.^es llopkinson of Rowley. 

ix. A still child,* d. Jan. 18, 1739-40. 

X. Abel,* b. Oct. 5, bapt. Oct. 11, 1741 ; m. Elizabeth Hidden of New- 
bury, pub. Oct. 5, 1705. 

xi. Calef,,* b. Dec. 0, bapt. Dec. 9, 1744. Was in the army, 1702 (CapL 
Gideon Parker's company) , and probably died in the service. 

14. Samuf.l' Cff-SSEY ( William,'' JL'r/h HP) was born in Rov.dey, July 
23, 1704. Was a shipwright. He m. Oct. 7, r72.">, Mary Andrews, who 
'1. Feb. 14. 1737-8. He m. .'^econd, Aug. 22, 1738, Manha Veran of 
Ipswich. He moved to Newbury, 1739, and died there about 1775. There 
Wad no administration on his estate, as he seems to have arranged it by 
•Ict'ds in the year 1773. Ilis children (live bora in Rowley ai.d live in Nev?- 
'>'iry) were : 

i. Mart,* b. June 30, bapt. July 2, 1727 ; m. Oct. 3, 1750, John Faline^ 
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il. ScsANNAii,* linpt. Alii. 1"}, 17:n ; tl. in a few dn.vs. 

iii. !Sl:,a.s.n.ui,-» 1j. Aug. \:,, Iwpt. All-. r.», 17:« ; d. Mnrch 21, 173.^,-r,. 

iv. k?A\ri f.L,'' b. .fi'ti. T), })apt. Jan. 11, l7o.")-C ; m. Iji^t, April Ki, 17.v7, 

Alary Sweet ; .ec" fful, Juno 1, 177-', L'.sin:i I5c'/.iin;i ol' Miu-ljlelioiid , 

d. I7e>l, on board the I'ri.son Ship at 6c. Lucia (iiKciiijji, vol. Id, p. 

290). 
V. A still child,' d. Jan. 0, 1737-S. 

■vi. Anne,* b. April 7, 1740; iii. Feb. l.j, 1701. John George of Newbury, 
vii. FKANtis,* b. Doc. 20, 1711; in. Sarah (jl'vltVev, pub. Oct. 12, 170j. 

She il. June 21, IHIi-J. rur^d 93. lie d. Jnn. 23. IfeOO. 
viii. William,'' b. Ajjril 0, 1711; ui. June 7, 1701, Mary Carr of Newbury- 

port. Shod. Jnn. 7, lc<2G. lie d. Sept. 10, 17!t5. 
is. JAMFi,* b. Nuv. 27, 1746. 
X. SuiiAN'NAH,* b. July 31, 1749; m. Feb. 1j, 1778, Thoma.'? Johnson of 

Newburyport. 

15. JosRpii^ Cressky ( William,^ M'kjJuIV) was born in Rowley, July 1, 
1707. Very little is known of him. lie m. Elizabeth Jone.5 of Ips'Aica ; 
published July 8, 1739. Child : 

i. ElizabilTH,'* bapt. in Ips=\iiich, Feb. 21, 1747-8, 

He may Lave had other childreu, 

IG. JoHN^ CRF.S:;Er {Jo!m,^ Jolui^ MiyliHI^) was born in Salem ; b'ipt. 
Feb. 1, 1718-9. Was a weaver. lie m. Dec. 24, 1740, Elizabeth, dau. 
of Samuel and Hannah (Dodge) Woodbury of Salem. She died before 
her husband. Admliastratiou wa.s granted on bis estate March 10, 1796, 
to Joseph Wood of Beverly. Childreu, all born at "Royal Side," wore: 

i. Elizabeth,* b. Dec. 30, 1741 ; d. Nov. 29, 180.5, unra. 

ii. JoHN,^ b. Mpvrch 0, 174G ; m. first, Jan. 3, 1773, widuw Mary Ilerrick ; 

second, May 18. 1790, Rebecca^ Cre.sscy, dau. of Nathaniel'' (20). 
iii. Anxa,* b. Au^'. 30, 1755; m. first, April 4, 1776, John Ilerrick ; 

second, July 29, 1787, Morris Nash. 

17. John* Cresset [Daniel,^ Johx^ MighiW) was born in Saleru, 
July 31, 1721. I-Ie moved to Connecticut with his fiither. He m. Debo- 
rah "V^'adley. They moved to Gorhain, Me., about 1747, where he d. 17S-}. 
His widow d. 179G. Exact dates cannot be given. His great-grandson, 
Samuel' Cressey, E.?q., of Gorham, writes : " There are no grave-stones : 
the Probate Records were burned in the Portland fire, 186G ; the old town 
records were eaten up by mice. John Cressey belonged to the Congrega- 
tional church, but there were no records then kept by the church." Child- 
ren, all born in Gorham, were : 

i. John,* b. Feb. 22, 1749; m. Dec. 1, 1770, Susanna, dau. of Charles 

McDonald. Hed. at Buxton, Me., Dec. 23, 1841. 
ii. Joseph,* b. Oct. 26, 1753 ; m. Aulc. 28, 1770, Hannah, dau. of Abner 
and Mary"^ (Cressey) A.shley of Connecticut. She was b. Deo. 2i>, 
1760 ; d. Dec. 22. 1848. He d. July 22, 1S32. 

iii. Elizabeth.* h. April 18, 1757; m. "Dec. 17,1774, Harding of 

Baldwin, Me. She d. Feb. 17, 1823. 
iy. Mart,* b. Mnv I, 1702; m. Oct. 4, 1754, David Watts of Buxton. 

She d. Dec. 18, 1834. 
V. Noah,*), t r„ , i? i-r- ( d. 1770. 
vi. Job,* r-^^'^^'^'^'^'U. 1766. 

18. Daxiel* Crks.sky {Daniel^ Johi," Mighil?) was bapt. in Beverly 
Oct. 11, 1730. He m. .Abigail Allen of Bevcily, and lived for a time in 
Salem, N. PI. In 1779 he went to Bradford, N. H. ; was the third settler, 
and died there 1817. His ohildi'en were: 



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i. Andrew,* b. Feh. 10, ITfifi, in linulford, N.II. ; m. Iliildah . 

ii. B.\itTHOi.o>iF.v.',* bapt. Nu\. I'J, ITG'J, in lieverly, Mass. ; m. Fully . 

iii. Maky,* \). Ai!L-. G. ITT^i, in llojiliiiiton, N. 11. ; lu. Jionuiali Bryant; 
d. Au-r. 22, 18627 

And probably 

John,* Edward,* and perhaps uthera. 

19. Josr.i-ii^ Ckessky {Daniel,^ John,^ MighiW) was baj)t. in Ut-voily, 
June 4, 1732. He went to Connecticut with his father. He m. wiilosv 
Freelove (WaJloy) Hall. Lived in Salem. N. H.. whei-e his children were 
boru. He inovcl to ToIUmd, Ct., about 1778, thence to Charlemont, Mass., 
whore lie was taxed. 170 3, and d. thei-o Dec. \'-'), ISlo. His widow di'/d in 
1818. He was a soldier in the French and Indian war, and was drafted to 
serve in the Revolutionary war, but his sou Jonathan* served in his place. 
Children : 

i. MEniTABU-:,* ni. Benjninin Coinstock. Settled in Genenee Co., In. Y. 

ii. Ki I!),* ij. M^rch 31, 1764 ; u\. Lazarus Barni.s. Shed. Feb. 2, lti48, in 
Ashiidd, Mass. 

iii. JoN'ATiiAN',* in. Prudence Brown. Lived in Itowe, Mass. 

iv. llF/KKT.»n.* Lived in Aurclius. N. Y. 

V. BETsrv,* d. 1632 in Ashiield, unm. 

vi. NoM'^ (i'er.), b. April 9, 1777 (Will. Coll. Ii05) ; ra. Sophia, diu. of 
Moc'jy and Dolly (Fartuun) Sj)oli'i;d, uf Anduver. ILj was past'jr of 
the Church in Nurway, Me. ib* d. Dec. 29, 18^)7, in Boston, \v'a3 
buried in Portland, Me., where he liad long resided. See Durfeo's 
BioirraphiiT^il Annals of Williams Coll., page 26t3. 

vii. Lavi.ma,= b. 1781 ; m. Josenh Ford. She d. ISoS in Ohio. 

viii. Benjamin,^ frozen to dtwth at tiie age of 16 years. 

ix. Sarau,* Ei. first, Abraham I'eanell ; second, Stiles. 

20. Nathaniel* Cressey {Joh,' John,* MigJdir-) was born in Salem, 
172-i. He m. first, Sarah, dau. of Richard and Rriscilla (Woodbury) Ober 
of Beverly, to whora he was published, Feb. IG, 1743-4 ; second, Dec. 30, 
1787, Elizabeth Conaut of Beverly. She died Feb. 2)3, 1803, .a^-ed G'J. 
He m. third, April 22, 1804, Hittv, dau. of William and Mercy (Trask) 
Haskell. She was b. Oct. 11, n'OO, and d. July 21, LS47. He lived on 
the old ho^iestead at " Royal Side," find died there Sept. 27, 1809. His will 
was dated Nov. 11, 1808, and approved Oct. 16, 180'J — Jonathan Smith of 
Beverly named executor. His children, all born at " Royal Side," were : 

i. Priscilla,* b. Deo. 15, bapt. Dec. 25, 1744 ; m. June 6, 1771, James 

Gray. 
ib Keuecca,* b. Aug. 13, bapt. Auj;. 16, 1747; m. first, Dec. 3, 1772, 

Daniel Twiss ; second, Thomas Davis, pub. May 10, 177S ; third, 

John Lander, pub. Au:;ust 15, 1784 ; fourth, May 18, 1790, John 

Cressey.* 
iii. Nathaniel,* b. Feb. 19, bapt. March 4, 1349-50. 
iv. Diamond,* b. Juno 4, bapt. .June 14, 1752; m. Joanna Baehelder of 

Danvers, pub. Sept. 17, 17vS0. 
V. Jo.s,* b. Aoril 19. bapt. May 4, 1755 ; m. Jan. 6. 17S8, Sirah Do<l,ire. 
vi. Sarah,* b. ^-^n. 20, bapt. .Ian. 29, 1758 ; m. Williaiu Dedman, pab. 

Xv.g:. 2;>. 1779. 
vii. AbiG.uL,* b. Jan. 28, bapt. Feb. 8. 17GI ; m. May 11, 1786, Joseph 

Masury of Salem. 
viii. AcioAiL,* mentioued in father's will as '* young daughter." 

21. BENJA:\iiN'' Crkssei: {Benjamiiu^ John,' MlyhilV) was born in 
Salera, .May 7, 1720. Was a carpenter. Fie ra. Sept. 10,1747, I\lehiia- 
bie Brown of Beverly. He died July 16, 1803, in Beverly. His will wa^ 



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dated July IG, 1700, and apptovcd Aug. 2, 1S03. Son Israel' executor, 
(No iiU'iJtu.u of ^u^e.) Value of citato, $2-173.'18. Children, all born ut, 
*' Ko}Lil Side," were : 

i. Marv,* b. July 10, 1710 ; unm. May 20. 180G. 

ii. Samiei.,* b. April -JO, 17.11; m. Feb. *J0, 177(3, Elizabeth Green. Il<.- 

d. Fell, l.'j, 17><'.?, wiLliijut isrue. 
ill. WiLLiAJi,* biijit. Nuv. 2'>, 17j3. Not mentioned in father's -will, 
iv. Benjamin,* 1). June'J7, 17.JG ; m. July 22, 1791, Abi;^ail Trask. He 

d. bftoie July 10, \V.i\). 
V, IsKAKi,,* b. Feb. U, 17J'J ; d. May 18, 1637, in Ecverly. 
m\. John,* ^ f m. (pub. July 20, 1702,) .Mel)iuible,*dau. of 

! 1). May 6, J Jouailian' smd llitty 11. ('J lask) Cre:.sev. 
f 1702; \ lied. Jidy 1. 1S41. 
Tii. MfJiiTABi-K,* J (died Jan. 11, 1705. 

\iii. JIenry,* b. :klaruh 18, 1705; ni. 6m\L 2.'!, 1701', Naney Woodbury. 

5?he d. May 12, 1&31. lie d. June 2, IBltJ. 
ix. Meuitaule,^ bapt. .luly 5, 1707 ; uniu. May 20, 180G. 
X. Nancy,* m. April lu, "1701, Llias Eudicutt of iJanvcrs. 

22. JosiAH^ Ckkssey [Jyi'iijatiu))," J'Jiii,' Mif/hilP) was born in Salem. 
July 18, 1740, lie m. Sept. o, 17G7, ^NLiriam. duu. of Kbenczer and }>i:iry 
(Kix) Trask. She was b. Jan. 23, 1737. He was a uuuincr, and v.as lu.-t. 
at .soa about 1780. Child : 

i. Josun,* b. May 10, bapt. May 13, 1770, in Beverly. 

23. JIiCHAKL* CiiESSKY [Jonatliun,^ JlijJiil/' Mi^hilP) was born in 
Littleton, 3Ia53.. Aug, 10, 1728. He m. Dec, 20, 17o2, at Groton, 3I.i-*., 
Katharine Wetherbee, of Bolton, Ma>s., who was b, Nov, 1, 1730, and di.-(l 
Nov. 9, 17S6, lie lived in Groton, Mass.; thence moved in 17G3 to Ches- 
terfield, N, H,, and died tliere Nov, 6, 1812, "Was representative for lowu.s 
•of Chesterfield and Hin.^dale, 1776, '7, '8 and '0, and appointed justice of 
peace in 1781. Children: 

i. Elizabeth,* b. June 26, 1754, 

ii. Jonathan,* b. June 15, 1750 ; m. April 7, 1785, Lydia, dau. of Aaron 

and Ann Wright of Hinsdale, N. H. He d. May 9, 1SU3. 

iii. Annff.,* b. Jnn. 20. 175S. 

iv, Moses,* b. March 23, 1700 ; m. Jan. 17, 1702, Hannah Parker. 

V, Aauon.* b. Feb. 21, 1702. 

vi, LociSE,* b. Oct. 2S, 1701 ; \ ■> ■, nu^^,^^f:^}A ,-,r„v. 
.. ■n \ 1, c 1. ti i-/-~ > u. ju Ltiesternela, unm, 

vii. Eunice,* b. bent. 14, liO/ ; > ' 

viii. Mercy,* b. Feb. 20, 1770. 

ix. Polly or Maky,* b. Aug. 16, 1774. 

24. JoxATUAN^ Cresset (Jonathan," Mighill^ Jlityht'ir) was born in 
Littleton, Mass., 'May 14, 1732, He m. July 11, 1759, at Groton, Mass., 
Anna, dau, of Benjamin- Davis of Groton, She was b. Feb, 2, 1742, and 
■d. April 17, 1797, They lived in Groton until 1771, then moved to Ches- 
terfiebl, N. H., where he died April 26, 1821, Children, first six, born in 
Oroton, were : 

i, Henry.* b. Feb. 11, 1700. 

ii. Bstty,* b. April 8, 17-2 ; m. April 20, 1602, Daniel Allen. 

iii. Wm.i.iam.* 1). De<;. 8, 170:! ; d. in \Vi!liaii;>town. Vt.. unm. 

iv. DoncAS,* b. July 15, 1700; m. March 25, 1787, Syhanus B.dlard. 

V. Sarah,* b. May 8, I7ti-l ; m. Ue:. 22, 17S8, Benjamin Ballard, 

vi. Levi,* b. April 1, 1770; d. Jidy 25, 1705, unm. 

vii. JosFPu,* m. Martha J^'uith ; d. Aw^. 27, lc3U. 

viii, Benjamin,* m. S>areph BritttrfieM. 

ix, Nancy,* m. Jan. 12, 1812. Daniel Rogers. 

X. LucTi',* d. June 15, 1817, unm. 

xi. Lydia,* d. uum. 

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2o. M.VHK* Cressey {.Tohn^ WiUiam^ Mirfhiir) was born iu Rowley, 
Jan. 1'*^. \~-')o-i. He served in the army on tlie Eastern froncier in 1754 
and l7o7 ; was in the battle of iJuiiker Hill, Jane 17, 177o, as ensign in 
Capt. John liaker, Jr.'s company of Col. Doolittle's regiment ; afterwards 
became lieutt-nant. He m. lirst, Jan. '27, 17.j7. Klizal)eth UiclianU ; second, 
Dec. 10, ll'M), Elizabeth, dau. of Dr. William and Martha (Johnson) Ilulc 
of Kowley. lie lived in tht; house his father built, on Bradford Street, in 
Kowlcy, and died tlierc, jNfay 4. 181G. His will named wife Elizabeth, 
executrix. Value of estate, SoGGO. Children : 

i. EnzAPETn,* b. Oct. 5, 1757 ; m. July 8, 1753, Thos. Merritt of Rowley. 

ii. Mehit.vule,* ba[>t. Jan. 3, 17r)"2 ; d. Marcli 15, 17G2. 

iii. Ma.ik,* bapt. xMay 0, I7fl7 ; d. Nov. iO, i:€7. 

iv. iMarth\-Halk,* b. A[)ril 27, 179-2; ni. May 15, 181G, Capt. Alien 

Perlpy of Ku\vlL'y ; d. Feb. 24, 1'571. 
V. Mark,' b. April 21, 1793; went to sea about 1825, and was never 

heard from. 

S6. John* Cuksset (Jo/di,* William^ MijhM) was born in Rowley, 
May 8, 1741. He lived for a short time in Newburyport, where he m. 
^^eb. 17. 17G.5. ^r.nih Walker, who d. in Rov,ley, March 17. 17GG. He m. 
second, Feb. 16, 1767, Elizabeth, dau. of Richard and Elizabeth (Cooper) 
Lowell, a descendant of Peroival Lowell, of Xewburv- She was b. Jan. 
14, 1741-2, and d. March 20, 181 G. He d. Aug. 2.5.'l799. His will wus 
<lated Aug. 24, and approved Oct. 8, 1739. Wife named executrix. Value 
of estate, §3.32-3.G7. His home in Rowley was on Central Street. 
Children : 

i. A still child. =" March 17, 1766. 

27. ii. John,* b. Sept. 15, 1767. 

iii. Sarah,* b. Sept. 14, 17GS ; m. Dec. 6, 1792, Samuel Pearson of 
Kuwley. 

28. iv. RicHART),- b. July 2, 1770. 

v. EtiZAiJETH,* b. Dec. 20, 1771 ; m. Feb. 9, 1797, Amos Dunnclis of 
^iewbury. 

27. Joiix* Cresset {John* John,^ WilUam^ Wigh{JJ>) wa^ born in 
Rowley, Sept. 1-5, 1767; m. Nov. 15, 1792, Phrebe, dau. of Nathaniel 
and PbojiK:- (Jewett) Bradsireet of Ipswich. She was bapt. in Rowley, 
Jan. 3, 1773, and d. Oct. 20, 1849. He d. Jan. 2ii, 1834. Children, all 
born in Rowley, were : 

i. Thomas,« b. Aug. 3, 1794 ; m. Mary Saunders; d. Aug. 21, 1869. 
, ■ ii. JoHN,^ b. Feb. 27, 179S ; .m. lirst, Susam:iah Jewett; (-ccond, Lydia 

Ptrkiris. 
iii. Nathaniel.* b. Sept. 17. 1800; m. first, Sarah Jewett Hale; second, 

Abit;ail Lambert ; d. Oct. 4, 1875. 
iv. Melina,^ b. March 11, IS03 ; d. March 17, ISIO, unra. 
V. BRADsmEET,* b. March G, 160G ; m. Sarah W. Hooper; d. Dec. 14, 

18G7. 
vi. ELizAiiFin,* b. Jlay 17, 180S ; d. July C>', i>."5, unm. 
vii. George Washington* (.Kcv.), b. Deo. 13.' ISIO (?,,..wd. Coll. 18:55); 

m. fii-st, Caroline ]\I. Litrle ; secnd, Sirah Cro-woll; third, Nancy 

Wentvrorth. Was pastor of Cong. Church at Keanebunk, Me., 

twelve vears, and at Buxiun, Me., fifteen yean*, where he d:ed, leb. 

12, 1667. 
viii. Phebe Jet,-ett,« b. Feb. 9, 1814 ; d. Oct. 11, 1837, unm. 

28. Ricu.vrd' Cresset (John,* John.^ WUUani* Mi>jhUV) was born 5a 
Rowley, July 2, 1770. Lived in Rowley on the farm his father bought, 
Jan. lo, ITH. (Essex Deeds, Book 139, leaf 194.) He m. March 24, 

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170;'), Dorothy, dm;, of :^[ll.s(•s ;unl Saruli (Mi-liill) r.rad.street of RoAlr-y. 
SIi.- w.is h. J;-ii. 5, i:/G, .u.a d. :\iurcli lo,' loO.S. He cl. I'tb. 20, Ls'/g. 
Children : 

i. DunoTiiY,* b. July 5, ITOfi; il. Sept. 18, 182.'', unm. 

ii. Ki.iZAUKTii,* b. Au;^. 18, l7i/7 ; m. tirst, KilmunJ Boyuton ; K'cjri-i. 

Cii-fiiiid' lliizen. 
iii. SxRAii .MKWui.r-,* b. Feb. '21, li^OO ; m. Dr. George Moody. 
iv. CiiARr.E.-,'* b. Sept. 20. lS(fJ ; m. .M;u-y Dnidlrjy ; d, S^-pt. 3, li^IS. 
T. Thomas Bkadstkkkt,* !». Got. 10. HO I; m. tirst, R'.ioda Ann W'ii it- 
tier ; second, widow Kinily W . f-ydston. 
vi. RiriivKO,^ b. April S, 1^07; ni. .Mivry Elizabecli Harris ; d. Sept. 17, 

ISOl. 
vii. Ta-cv Janf..« b. April 12, ISIO; ni. J.jshr.a Hale ; d. Jun.,- 17, 1S73. 
viii. Mauv,« b. Jan. 2!>, 1-^13 ; lu. Sept. 22, 16.V», Sl^erburue CliU'..»rd i'dud;;- 

ette. 
ix. MobEs Bradstref.t,* b. Ffb. 7. 1815. 
X. iRn.NK Bkadstrket,* b. Sept. 30, 1820. 



BAERISTErvS AT LATV IX MASSACHUSETTS. 

By AnxHLR M. Ai.okr, T,L.T;., T;uii)t,on, M;iss. 

THE distiucdon.? hctwecn Ijarrlstcfs and attorneys '»\lilcli liavr 
existed tor many years, and are still tenai;io;uly ad!)ercd to in 
the legal profession in England, wero f<)r souie time sii.-t.'iine'i at 
the Massachusetts Ixir. The first barrister iu Massaehuserts inad.-' 
his appearance iu the year 1(588 in the person ot' Th.omas Xk^'.vton, 
an Englishman by biith and education, wiio, estai)i!s}iing h'mseU'in 
Boston, soon attained prominence, and in tlie coiTse of tiuje became 
attorney-general and one of the deputy judges of the Court of Ad- 
miraltv. To his influence may be attributed the introductii'U of tin' 
title of barrister, and tlie subseqiicut adoption ot tlie distinctions be- 
tween oarristers and attorneys. Shortly after his arrival, the older and 
more learned practitioners at the bar began to be styled barristers, 
but no fixed qualifications appear to have been attached to the tiilc 
until the year 17G1, when a rule was established \)y the Supcn-ior Court 
that no one should be admitted as a barrister who had not practised 
three years in the interior court. At the same time barristers were 
required to array themselves, when they appeared in court, after the 
fashion of tlieir English brethren, in black silk gowns, bands, and 
tie-wio;s. This costume was shortly after discontinued, but was re- 
sumed at the close of the revolutionary war, to be discarded, how- 
ever, in a ^K^-^s' years. The cause of its being laid aside, so the 
etory goes, was a countryman's expression of astonifshmcDt at the 
manner in which the Boston parsons would SAvear, after havin-j 
heard a Boston barrister, arrayed in his gown, utter a volley ot 
oaths to a man with whom he v^'a>> l)argaining for a \o:n\ of wood. 
In 17G3 the term of practice required of attorneys before admit- 
tance as barristers ^vas lengthened. John. Adams wrlt^'s in liis 
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orcss to the ^own, and scvoii yoars must be tlie state of probation." 
j'luce }eai3" tLiiuy \\i\-i ii coiiditioii precedent to adnuision as au 
{iltorney. Ti;e attorney after two years' practice became a coimt-el- 
lor, and after t\V(j years as a counsellor, a barrister. The ri^ht to 
ar^ue ca^e^; before tiie Su[)reme C(nut bcluiigcd only to tho-o who 
had attained tlie last rank. 

In 17<S1, soon after the adoption of the constitution, a ride was 
established by the Supreme Judicial Court, to the etl'ect tliat where- 
as learninp,' in the law, when duly encouraged and rightly directed, 
was peculiarly j)rumutive uf [»rivate justice and public good, and the 
Court deemed it ad\ isaldc to bestow peculiar marks of a[)ijrobation 
on the gentlemen of the bar distinguishfd for legal scii.nce, honor 
and integrity, therefore no gentleman should be called to the degree 
of barrister till he had merited the same l-y his conspicuous learn- 
ing, ability and honesty. In 1782 the Court was authorized by 
statute to confer the degree at discretion. 1'he f(dlowir!g year the 
form of a writ to be used for calling applicants before the Court wa> 
prescribed ; and recipients of degrees were ordered to take rank 
according to the dates ot thiir respective writs. The f(.'Ilo^ving ac- 
count of the formalities observed on one of tiie occasions of confer- 
ring degrees is of interest. It appeared in the '' ^Massacliusetts 
Gazette " for 1784 : 

'' Boston, Tuesday, Febriuivy 17, 1784. This being the third Tuesday 
of the mondi, the day apj^oiuted l>y I.iw for the sitting of the Suiireme 
Judicial Court of the Coniuionwealth for the couuty of Suffolk, the Hon- 
ourable the Judges, arrayed in tlieir scarlet rolies, the Atrorney General 
and other Barristers at Law, in their projicr habits, walked iu procession 
from State Street, preceded by their Prothonotary, and the High Sheritf 
with his otficers and servants, to the County Court House. There was a 
large concourse of respectable citizens collected ou the occasion, who 
shewed much ideasure in this additional proof of confirmed peace, liberty 
and law. The Court being opened in form, the Grand Jury were impan- 
neled, to wliom ]Mr, Chief Justice Cashing g-xya a learned and animated 
Charge. The Rev. Mr. Howard then, at the request of the Court, made 
an excellent prayer, wt.II adapted to the occasion. After which the follow- 
ini: gentlemen, practiiing Attorneys, were by special writ called to the bar, 
to take upon them the character, degree and dignity of a Barrister at Law, 
viz. Caleb Strong, Es<[., of Nortliampton, Theodore Sedgwick, Lsq., of 
Sutlield, John Sprague. P2s(p, of Lancaster, AVilliam Tudor, Beiijamiu 
Hitchborn, and Perez Morton, Esqrs.. of lioston. AVilliam "Wetmore, Lsq., 
of Salem, and Levi Lincoln, Escp, of "Worcester. Theophilus Prirsons. Iv'-q., 
of Newbaryport. being by sickness lii^Hlered from atteudiu2r. had day given 
him to appear at a future term, to take the degree of Barrister." 

The Chief Justice theu made the foUowiui; char;re : 

" The Court have thon-ht tit to call each of you, ^entlemf-n, to the bar, 
hy special writ, to take U[)ou you the character, dignity and de-^froe of a 
Barrister at Law. The qualihcations necessary for which, are a competent 
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skill ic the honorable profession to which you have devoted yourselves; 
close industry and afiplicatioa to study, by which knowledge is acquired and 
increased; joined with firm probity, that inflexible integrity of mind, pro- 
ducing rectitude of conduct and fairness of practice, with which those tahints 
are directed to the most useful purposes, and without which the greatest 
abilitit.'S may be but the occasion of tiie greatest mischief to mankind ; ttieso 
qualifications united must form the useful member of Society, and be sub- 
scrvieut to the gn.-at and good purpose o\' promoting private and pu!>lic 
justice, of preserving the freedom and ailvancing the general welfare; arid 
happiness of the peo[)le. 'Tis a persuasion of your being possessed of these 
qualifications that has induced tlie Court to call you to this honor. There 
is a wide Held open for the exertion and display of the greatest human 
powers and abilities. The union of the States is in its infar»cy, and ought 
to be cemented on the jirinciples of equality and justice. Our constitution 
is new, and wants the vigor and support of its framers and constituents. 
Our system of laws is imperfect, and needs the skilful finishing hand of the 
lawyer. There ever will be parties, more or less, in the best constituted 
government, and some to foment them : whi^e the wisdom of the states- 
man and the patriot moderates, conciliates and restrains, or directs all to 
the ])ublic good. There are weighty atlairs to be transacted for settling 
public credit upon a 3uro and permanent foundation, a point most essential 
to our security and happiness. As from your character and situation in 
life your may be called upon to take part in carrying into efiect these great 
public designs, of which you readily comprehend and feel the importance, 
permit me to remind you tha*' the love of our country will ever, under all 
circumstances and upon all occasions, guide and direct to the noblest con- 
duct. And learning and skill in the laws under the government of right 
principles, eminently qualify for every department in the State, as well as 
to promote truth and justice in the cause of your clients. 

I therefore now in the name of the Court formally charge you so to 
conduct yourselves, and so improve the talents and abilities, both natural 
and acquired, with v.hich you are blessed, as to be of singular service to 
your coui try by ever defending its constitutiouid freedom, by strengthening 
as opportunity calls you, that union of the States which has been the 
groundwork of the present revolution, and must continue to be the basis of 
our liberty, so long as liberty shall endure ; aud in your general conduct and 
behaviour, as well as in your particular profession, so to demean yourselves 
as to continue and increase the reputation you have already acquired, and 
thereby do signal honor to the Court aud the Bar." 

This was tlie last occasion upon which the degree of barrister-at- 
law was conferred. In IbOG the profession was divided into two 
ranks, attorneys and counsellors. Candidates for admission as 
attorneys were not considered qualified unless they were possessed of 
a jxood school education, and had devoted seven years to literary 
acquisitions, three of v/iiich must have been in the office of a bar- 
rister or counsellor. After two years' practice an attorney was en- 
titled to admission as a counsellor, with the privilege of managing 
and arguing causes. 

Finally, all distinctions between attorneys and counsellors were 
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ADDRESS OF THE HON. MAIJSIIALL P. WILDER. 

Delivered at the Annual Mectin;,' of tiic Ni.w-Knoi.anp Historic, Gi:nl vi.ooical 
Socitry, January 3, l»77. 

Gentle"men of the Sociktv : 

I cannot cxpres?< too stronprly my sense of ^ratitiu.lc for this 
repeated testimony of youv eonfuk-ncc in appointin^^ nic to preside 
over your deliberations for another year. . J sliall perforin my du- 
ties, prompted hy the deep interest I feel in the objects of the Soci- 
ety, M-ith the bes't strength that a gracious Trovidence shall bestow 
upon me. The state of^my health^ although I have reason to thank 
God for much improvement of late, will be a sufticient ap<dogy for 
limiting my present remarks to a few brief words. 

I aiu ha]^[.y to congratidate you, as I have for several years past, 
on the steady and successful progress of the Society in all its depart- 
ments. The reports of the several officers and committees soon to 
be offered will bear testimony to this. 

The library has been steadily increasing in the number of its 
volumes, in valuable manuscripts and rare autograph letters ; and 
we are also gradually accumulating a collection of curious relics 
highly important to the illustration of the ditferent epoclis of our 
history. 

Our gallery of portraits is also increasing. "SYe have the por- 
traits of several colonial worthies, by Smibert, Copley and other 
distinguished painters, besides some of more modern date. An 
effort has been made to place upon oiu- walls portraits in oil of those 
who have held office in the Society, or who have otherwise coatri- 
buted to its success. A year ago we possessed only two, namely, 
those of Charles Ewer, Esq., its first president, and the Rev. Wd- 
liam Jenks, D.D., for several years chairman of its publishing 
committee. Last year the portrait of your president was added 
to the collection, which to-day is exchanged for one of larger size 
and higher cost ; while three others are presently to be added 
to it, namely, those of Col. Alraon D. Hodges, a former president, 
the Hon. George B. Upton, a vice-president, and Col. Albert H. 
Hoyt, for eight years editor of the Society's periodical, the New- 
England Historical and Genealogical Register. 

Tlie financial affairs of the Society have been administered, as in 
years past, with the strictest regard to economy, a principle of the 
greatest importance in all institutions, but especially in a Society 
like this ; and from this principle I hope we shall never depart. The 
rule which we have adopted is a good one, never to spend a dollar 
that is not already in the treasury. Tins is the secret of financial 
independence, the sheet-anchor of success. Xo other method can 



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210 Prendent Wilder s Address. [April, 

secure the public confidence. No other method ought to euc- 
ceed. During- the \)■^•^t year we hiivc had a signal tci^timony of con- 
fidence in tlie administration of the iSociety, by a generous testa- 
mentary bequest. John ^l. Bradl)ury, P^"-(]., of Ipswich, one of our 
active ineuil)ers, \s\\o died on the 2 1st of March last, left by will to 
the Society the sum of two thousand dollars, and otiier securities 
which may somewhat increase the amount. ^Vc hope that others 
will follow this noble example, and make testamentary gifts to the 
Society. An income of a thousand dollars a year is greatly needed 
to enable us to put into the library r«?-e and vaJiuxhle hl.^torical 
works, which arc niuch wanted. 

The year vrhich has just completed its circuit will always be a 
marked one in the history of our country. It is the centennial year 
of our national existence. It has been celebrated by thousands of 
municipalities all over the land. It has quickened the Interest of our 
whole people in our local and family history. It has recounted the 
ecrvlccs of our fatliers in their struggles to lay the foundations of 
the republic. It has told over again, in greater fulness and truer 
proportions, the story of their aspirations, their sufferings and their 
achievements, which thus enlarged and perfected, has enriched and 
endeared to us the record of our national history. Monuments of 
brass, and m.arble, and of solid granite, have sprung up in every 
part of the land, to mark the spots where noble deeds were done, 
and to embalm the memory of those who performed them. And not 
more important, though more impressive to the eye, was the gatho 
ing on the banks of the Schuylkill of the industries of the wh(;lc 
world, the fobrics and the handicraft of the nations, to be examined, 
compared, criticized and admired by millions of our own population 
and thousands from other countries. All this, my friends, marks 
an era in our national history, and, In my judgment, is a harbin- 
ger of that higher attainment to which the whole civilized world 
is gradually advancing. 

The principle on which the Society is administered is a good one ; 
the field of local and family history is a broad and noble one ; let 
us cultivate it with assiduity and perseverance ; let us turn neither 
to the right hand or to the left; and as time goes on, the result of 
our labors will be the ditiuslon of an historical taste, the encour- 
agement of an ennobling study, and the accumulation and pre- 
servation of iilstorical material, which is now daily yielding to the 
wasting poorer of decay. 

By the report of the historiographer It will be seen that the num- 
ber of deaths the past year has been unusually small, only twenty- 
three members having during the year passed from their labors on 
earth, while in 1875 we were called to mourn the loss ol thirty- 
eight. Tiiere has been a corresponding decrease in the deaths of 
officers of the Society and those who have held office, only four of 
these having died in 1876 ; namely, two officers, William B. 



uh 



1877.] Births, Marriar/es and Deaths in Lyme, Ct. 211 

Towno, Esq., vice-president for New ITampshirc, and the Hon. 
Henry P. Haven, viec-president for Connecticut; and two past 
officers, Salomon Alofscn, Esq., for ei^dit years honorary vicc-i)rc3i- 
dent for Now Jersey, and the Rev. Saumel 11. Kiddel, who held the 
otHces of recordin;.!; and corresponding secretary, and who deserves 
to be reuienibcred for the efficient services rendered the Society as 
an officer in its early days. Many of our deceased members Irave 
a national reputation as' autliurs, while others have honored other 
v/alks of life. 

With hearts full of gratitude for the loving kindness which has 
spared our lives to the present time, and committing our way unto 
Him who is rich iu mercy to guide our steps, let us commciioe the 
new year with renewed hope and enterprise ; and should any of 
us be called to lay down our work, let us feel assured that others 
will take it up and carry it on through all coming time. AVe may 
die, but our institution shall live, and us tim.e advances will be- 
come dearer and dearer to the hearts of our Xcw England people. 



BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS IN LYME, CONN. 

Commnnicated hj the late Fr.EDcKic W. Chapmax, A.M., of Rocky Hi]!, Conn. 
[Continued from vol. xxiv. p. 32.] 
Enoch Lord and Hepsibah Marvin were married March 31, 1743. Rioh- 
anl, born Sept. 15, 1752. Ann, Dec. 4, 175-1. Joseph, June 3, 1757. 
Enoch, July 28, 1760. TTilliam, July 16, 1762. Lyde (son), July 17, 
1767. Hepsibah, June 30, 1770. 
John Lord and Hannah Rorers were married Jan. 18, 1734-5. Anna, bom 
April 4, 1736. Sarah, Jan. 19, 1738. John, May 19, 1740. Luce [?], 
April 24, 1749. 
Joseph Lord died Nov. 25, 1 687. 

Joseph Lord and Sarah Wade were married May 11, 1749. Ruben, bom 
Jui:e 27, 1750. Sarah, May 18, 1752. William, April 22, 1754. Ehz- 
abeth, daughter of Richard Lord, born Oct. 'I'd, 1683. 
Richard Lord and Elizabeth Lynde were married July 11, 1720. Richard, 
born April 17, 1722. Susannah, Jan. 16, 1724. Enoch, Dec. 15, 1725. 
Elizabeth, Nov. 14, 1727. Ann, Dec. 22, 1729. Lynde, Feb. 1, 1733. 
Elizabeth, Nov. 9, 1735. 
Oxford, negro man, and Temperance, mulatto girl, hired servants of Richard 
Lord, of Lyme, were married tr,2,ether by Rev. Moses Noyes, Jan. 26, 
1725-6. 
Thsophilus Lord and Deborah Mark were married May 8. 172?. Lyma, 
born March 19, 1728-9. Deborah, Nov. 26, 1730. Sarah, Feb. 20, 
1732-3. Hiddah, July 16, 1735. Hepsibah, Jane 22, 1737. Elizabeth, 
July 5, 1739. 
Thc!nii5 Lord and l^sther 3Iarvin were mnrried Dec. 28, 1727. Esther, 
born Jan. 19, 1728-9. Mary, Sept. 27, 1730. Abner, March 9, 1733. 
Matthew. March 20, 1734-5." Thomas, Anril 7, 1737. Renold, August 
12. 1739. Taphena, June 5, 1741. Barnabas Tuthiil, March 31, 1743-4. 
Matthew Lord, died Oct. 29, 1730. 



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212 A Yankee Privateersman in Prison. [-'^pril, 

Reuolil Loi'l, (VumI Juno .">, 1711. 

Samuel Lovdaml aii<l li(jiioco:ili noulin were married jMarch C, 1735. 
Saumel, born Doc. 1?, 17oo. 

Benjamin ^Marvin and Deborah ^MatluT were marricil Nov. 11, 1712. 
licujaniin, bora Nov. 7, 17-1;J. jMelutabel, Oct. 11, llib. Azubub, Dec. 
23, 17 IS. 

Jonathan ]N[ark and Sarah Bennett were married Aui,'. 2-1, 1727. Joseph, 
born July 22,1728. Jonathan, July 1, 1730. Love, A[)ril 1.5, 1731. 
John, Jan. 13, 1737. Eli::abeth, Dec. 30, 173.S. Jonah, Jau. 25, 1740-1. 
Samuel, May 3, 1743. Sarah, April 8, 1745. Abijah. Sc-pt. 3, 174C. 
Love, Nov. 30, 1747. Lydia, Nov. 12, 175L 

John Marvin and Sarah Urooker were married Feb. 10, 17-1G-7. Hepsibali, 
boru Dec. 7, 1747. Sarah. June 27, 174'J. Giles, Dec. 23, 1751. Lois, 
Muv 12, 1754. Ksther, Sept. 12, 175G; died Nov. 22, 1759. John, May 
6, 1*753 ; died June 14, 1750. Lydia. Dec. 4, 17r,0. John 2d. D-c. Vj, 
17G3. Mr.lly, ]Mai--..h 2, 17GC. AVionijali, born at Guilford, New Hamp- 
shire, April 10, 17G9. 

JosCiJi IMarviu and Fhebe Starlin v/ere married Got. IG, 1733. Fanny, 
. . boru Oct. 7, 17rt4. Fhebe, June 7, 176G. Yv'iliiam, May 12. 1788. 

" Jemima, March 2S, 17'J1. .Joseph, Feb. 8, 1793. Glari,=a,_May 5, 1795. 

Nathan Marvin and Lvdia Lewi:, were married May 17, 1743. Samuel, 
born Feb. 14, 1743-4. Henry, Dec. 21, 1745. Martin, May G, 1750. 
Lebbeus, Feb. 10, 1752. Nathan, Feb. 7, 1754. Jienry Marvin died 
Marcli 18, 1755. 

Reynold ^larvia and widow Sarah Lay wera married Dec. 23, 1725. 

Keyuold 3Iarvin. of Lyme, and Jliss Mary Kelley, of Colchester, were mar- 
ried July 7, 174G. Ann and Eve, twins, born Sept. 30, 1748 ; Ann died 
Jau. 9, 1748-9. Esther, born Feb. 14, 1755. Judith, April IG, 1757. 

Mary Marvin died March 9, 1S12, aged 97. 

Samuel ilarviu and Marv TTeate were married April 2, 1740. Sarah, boru 
Jan. 27, 1740-1. Martha, 5lay 2, 1743. 

Thomas Marvin and Sarah Lay were married May 23, 1784. JLucy, boru 
Feb. 1, 1785 ; died July 1, 1785. Thomas, born July 7, 178/. Abigail. 



A YANKEE PRrV^ATEEFvS^IAN IN PRISON IN ENGLAND, 

1777-1779. 

V Commnnicated by "William racHAiiD CuTTEK, of Lexington, Mass., with Notes. 

[Continued from page 20.] 

[1778, June.] Thursday, 18th. Fine weather. Nothing remarkable. 

Friday, 19th. Fine weather. Thia morning, Capt. Chew was close 
confined to his apartment, and in a few hours Mr. Duckett came and the 
ofticer of the guard to set him free; and in tlie afternoon seven American 
prisoners came on shore, and were examined at the Royal Hospital, and 
afterwards committed to Forton Prison. [See Roll.] 

Saturday, 20th. Clear weather. Nothing remarkable this day. 

Sunday, 21st. Fine weatht-r. We liavo tlie news of three thousand 
troops having arrived at Spithead (Scotch) for America, but their orders 
are countermanded. Likewise a cartel ship arrived with them to carry us 
away. Mr. Tliomas (turnkey) had laid a guinea that they are to carry u5 
to be exchanged, and gi-eat talks we shall not be here a week longer. 



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Monday, 22^. Very fine ^catlter. All the olTicers put upon full allow- 
aucc, wUich m.tl.os twunty-thrO'; .lays d.oy lui\e lioeu upon half. Xo news 
about our f!;oui_^ borne. This d.iy it has all turned out to be a falsehood. 
Out of all iiopes. Nothing new. 

Tucsdav, 20d. Fine weather. Mr. Wrenn and ^^r. Duckett came and 
.paid us our money; and likewise told me. he would write to Mr. Ilartiy, 
and let him know that there are three tninsports now in the river. I'ra 
very sick all this d:»y, <Scc. ttc. Occ. 

AVedne.silay, 2 kli. This day very clear. The eclipse of the sun appears 
very clear. Nothing new this day. Tm not very well myself, &e. &.c. 
Thursday. 2.")tli. Nothitig remarkable this day. Very tine weather. 
Friday, 2lU1i. Clear weather. iMr. "Wrenn came and brought the news 
of a sea fight between three Frtnch frigates and an American armed 
schooner and two English men of war: the former had two frigates taken 
with the schooner, the other was towed into the port and by that means 
was saved. 

Saturday, 27th. Cloudy and rainy weather. N.ithuig remarkable this day. 
Sunday, 28th. Clear weather. This day it is contradicted by the n^^ws- 
papers concerning the American armeti schooner that was taken. It was a 
French one, and carried ten carriage gun.s and one hundred and twenty men. 
The newspapers give a long account concerning the battle. The Arethusa 
was so much shattered, as to be obliged to go into dock as soon as she 
arrived. (Admiral Keppel's fleet that engaged.)^ 

Monday, 2Dth. Very fine weather. Nothing remarkal>le this dny. 
Tuesday, oOth. Clear weather. }tlr. Wreuu and Mr. Duckett came and 
paid us our money, brought no news. At night came twenty-four French 
prisoners belonging to the Palace frigate taken by the English fleet, com- 
manded by Admiral Keppel. Our provisions not being good we condemned 
them, and had cheese in the room. 

"Wednesday, July 1st. Rainy weather. Fifteen more prisoners came on 
shore (all French) and were committed to Forton Prison, both officers and 
privates taken in the Palace.* 

Thursday, 2d. This morning the Fiftieth Merchant Regiment of foot 
marched here from Winchester and embarked on board the men of war to 
do duty as marines, and the marines that are on board to do duty as seamen. 
General Howe arrived here last night from America, but we have not heard 
any news as yet.* Forty French prisoners were to have come on shore but 
did not, for what reason I know not. 

Friday, 3d. Cloudy weather. I went into the hospital to see the meat 
weighed, and at night came fifty more French prisoners and were committed 
to Forton Prison, which makes eighty-nine in the whole. No news con- 
cerning us. 

[Tc be continued.] 

' The contributor would not multiply no:o5. Aiirairal Krppel s;nlcd from St. TIclon3 
Monihiy, June Sth. Tnesilay, IGfli, witJi ruviity-ou':' .<iiips of the line and three friixates, 
he p^i-s-cu by Plyniou;h. On' the ISth, his .<iv->"'iron tell iu with French crui^L-rs — La Bi.lla 
Poule, La Licorr.p, La P:il!as. filiates, anJ L;\ Coure.ir. sioop. The Lieorne, Pailas;, nnJ 
the sloop he captured. The Belle Poule was ^Lri%-tn on ^hul•e on the coast oi' Fnnee. The 
Arethusa much shattered in cor.t;-;! with the Belle Poule, was wrecked. March, i779^on 
the rocks near Ushanr, while in pursuit of the eneniv, — Gende.imn's Mctgazim?, tV'r 1773, 
pp. '284, 28.3. &c. Au;:. 16, 177G, arrived at Pcrt>mouth, the Arjthusa. Capt. Ucnc, in nine 
v,-eek.s from St. Hcieu.i, %viih the tuilowin.: Indianua under her convoy: tlie Ankerw\ke, 
Banvell, iVom Coa-^t and Bay ; the Grpsvenor, Saunders, from Coast aud China, &c. — Town 
and Country Manazine, for 1776, o, 4+o. 

* " Palace." in t!ie original. The Pallas had 3'2 jr-ms. and '220 nncn, when sh'i wai taken. 

' Genera,! Howe arrived on tiic Andromed.^, friijare, iroiu Philadelphia. 

VOL. XXXI. 19 



2li Ro'ord-2)vch of the First Church in Charlcstotrn. [April, 



April 



M:ry 



June 



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15 



13 



[Coiitiiiucd from jiiige h,.] 
— Page :J22 (Concluded). — 

Elizabeth 1). of m' Jn" & Penny — 

Thoiiia.s. S. of m"' John & Ah. K.iyner — 

.Mark S. of 'Shwk &. JOlizabcth While; — — 

IJeriali 1) of ni'. Willi:. ni C^ A!)iu^ul Sniitli — 

I'nion. J), of .hjlm &, Union AI)orn — — 

Ilaniiali D. of ilamlol &, Davis — — 

C4L'ori;e S. of in'' Gt'or'j;(j A: Kfthor Minors — 

Sarah 1). of m' Jolin 6: Sarah Carter — — 

(irace J) of liichanl & (Jraci; Otis — — 

Aii(h-e\v S. of Aiuh-ew & Mallet — — 



27 jLydia 1). of m' Thomas & Mary FofiJick — 
10 'Johtph S. of m'' Joft-'ph Lt Anne Newel — 
25 lAlii^ail D. of ni'' Itiehard & Boylftone 

I Grace I), of \\v .Tfaac & (Iraec Tarker 

8 

To" 



jKatharine ScoUy, an Adult perl'on 
iDeborah D. of m"^ Saiauel Ilnehifoa 



171G j 
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Ba:itized 



Pa' 



20 



Aug 
Sept 

Octoo 
Decern' 



ly 



23 

"so" 



21 
18 



;:>r. Elkins OOjorn ______ 

Thomas S. of m'^ Andrew & AljiLrail X':'\vcl — 
jSarrdi ]). of m"" Jof.'ph & Surah Cafwell — — 

Mark. S. uf m'' Jouathan & Kaihariuo Kittel 
jdolia S. of m^ Jidin i^: Ilailah Fu'ker — — 
jKiehard S. of n;"' John & .Sprague — — 

lEUzabeth D. of m'' 15enj & Mary Kettle — — 
'hjhn Coalin.'in, nn Aduh pcrfon — — 

|Jacob. S. of Elias Stone jun'' & Abiirail 's wife 
|Mary D. of Charles & Sufannah Wliite — — 
|Timothy S. of Tiuiutiiy iS: ^lehitaliel Swan — 
Marzarit. J) of ni"' Thomas 6: ]\I ivjarit T'avlor 



IDavid S. of Srepheii cS: 



Ford — — 

lelTs. S. of ni"' John & Johufon — — 

John S. of m'' Timothv & Goodwin — 

Alice 1). of m' Caleb i Anne Call — — 

Sarali D of n\^ Ebcnez'' & Fowl — — 



IJofeph S. of ni' James & Miller — — 

John S of ni''.rohn Hand junr & Anne 's wife — 
Anne D. of m"' Kichard & ]Mary Miller — — 
jElizabeth D. of m'' Benj. ic Hard — — 

lllannah D. of m'^ Beni. l^ f^'l^V'"',;!'!- K"lTi;;*'K"' 



Penny 

iLavner 

AVhite 

Smith 
AFu^rn. 

Minors 

Carter. 

Otis 

Mallet. 

Fofdick 

Newel 

I'ovlftone 

Pai'ker 

Srolly 

Iliichifori 



Ofborn 
Xewid 

Cafw.-ll 

Ketrrl. 

Fulker 

Sprazue 

Kettel 

Coalman 

St.-ne 

While 

Swan 

Tayl(,r 

Ford 

Johnfnn. 

Go"d'.vin 

Call 

Fowl 

:Mi!!cr 
Rand 
Miller 
Hiir.l 



'1 



lEbenezer S. of u/. Eben'' it IlanmJi Breed — Breeil 



1716 17' Baptized — Pa-e 324 — 

M I D I 
January ; 6 'Abi-ail D. of ni' John & m* Allah Phillips — 



Februrj- 



13 


Sarah D. of m'' Th.imas & Anne Chapman — 


20 


Hannah 1^ of ivJ Thomas iS: Brazier — 


27 


Daniel S. of ^P. Daniel ii m'. Pvebecca Riifr.d 



lElizabeth ; 



Twins of m'' Eleaz' & Lydia 



Phillips 
Chapman 
Brazier 
Ruflel 

Phillips 



I/. 



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Sluixh 



1717 

April 



May r 

1717 

iM 

May 

lane 



— Page 3l'1 {Conclude,!). — 

Doborali D. of in'' C'lniftoplier & — — 

17 Mabel ])7T)7 in' DaVifl^^ Mabel Tuwiiteinl _— 
'23~ Sarah D. of lb.'; Rcvnl M"- Jos'-pb & Surali Stevens 

lllicbanl S. of m^ .Samm;]j<c Mary Cary — — 
lo" 1 lieu] a^iii firs 77) f 111'. Ebenc// & Aufiin — 

lllaunab D. of lu' Jofqib & HaarJi L>.-v/i:i — 
17 Sanuiel S. of nif Samiiol &: .loaniiab I Jill — — 
24 iKiobortTS. of James & ^lary Auftiu — — 
IT j William .S7 of mrrWiUiam""& Sarah I'iiifon — 

■Hannah 1) of m^ Tbomas_c^: Hanab iloul'.il --__ 

iCa^th7rrm77r) of T)'^TlioT&Tii" Sibyll Greaves — 

tb IJacub. S. of William & :\rariraiit Alley — — 

7 iJofbuali S. of Robert & Sufauab Fof^-it — ■ — 

T4"iGeor7e~S.'"orin''. r>enj. ■& AbiL^ail Bunker — 

IXatbaniel S. of Nathaniel & Martha Kcbb lns — 

7iT|3Vnnari)'.77f u^TTTofepbjfc Eiiz. Fbil Hp.^ — — 

2S"|WTiTiaiirS. of Th<inias & Maiy Dyer — — 

Abi'i;ail 1>. of John oc AboiQ^^ __ — '_ Tl 

;JBen]arnin^'S.~T7flu' Thomas & Mary Frothiugbam 



July 

Auguft 
Septem'' 



D 

1.9 

Jd 
\) 

23 

"scT 



Baptized 



Paa:e -325 — 



I Samuel S of nv. John & !Mary Gri ft'en — — 

|l7lany. S.~c>f^' .luleph ^ M ary Wood — — 

iMary D of.T^ John l^ Mary I^irkiu — — 

Ebcnezer S. of m'' Samuel Frotbinnbam — — 



Goodwin 

Townf>;nd 

Stevens 

Cary 

Auftin 

Lewis 

'liilf 

Auftin 

Pinfon 

:VIouf-il. 

Greaves 

Alhv 

J'olkit 

)>unk3r 

Kobbins 

Pldllips 

Dyer 

A born 

rrotbin-'h.'ini 



GritTen 

^Vood • 

Lark in 

Frotbingh?-in 

Hopping 

Teal 

Davis 



Marv D. of m'' William & Mary Hoppin — — 

Caleb. S. of ^V'illiam ik Teal — — 

|Mary D. of m' Zeebariah & :Mildr ed Davis — 

lMf^JohnP7i\-er3 — — —"— _ — — Powers 

jWiliiam S. of m'' Samuel & Trumble — Trumble 

Eliz^ibetb I ry^^.^^ ^j .^^, J. j,^ ^ .J., Cary - Cary 

!& Dorrar^ ^ 



jMary Davis, ane illa Ft. D . Steve ns — — 

M? Doroa? Soley. wii'e of m'' John Soley — — 

Ruth D. of ni'' John 6: Ruth Stiinpfon — — 

James S. of m'' James &. Maru^arit Sherman — 



,Natiianiel S. of m^ Xathaniel & Mary Tuft. — 

lElizabeth D. of m'' John 8: Powers. — 

'Sla.ry D. of m' John iS: Dorea? Soley — — 
iRebecoa D of m"" Xathaniel iii; Elizabeth "Waters 



'Jofiah S. of m' Jofepb AVhicamore jur — 
Sufauab D. of m'' John .S: Lo'iin — 

'Elizabeth D. of m'' AVilUam & Hanab Bottril 



Davis 

Soley 

Stimpfon 

Sherman 

Tuft 

Powers 

Soly 

Waters 

Wbi tarn ore 

IvO.nu 

Bottril 



I7i: 



Baptized 



— Pa^e 32G — 



M 

Sept 



D jJohn S. of ui' Richard v.^' ]Mary Whitamore 
lr> j^L'vrtha D. of m"^ John Call & 

hvLartha D. of William ^; Fir.ton _ — ^ 

22 WTlliam S. of m'' John it Grace Ni.wel — 

Mary D. of ni' John ^Sc Mary Fowl ^^ 

Octob"^ 13 21-. TiiOtuus Cammon — — — — 



"\rhit2aiore 
Call 
Fin ton 
X.nvel 
Fowl 

C.^iTjon 



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216 Tiecord-BooJc of the First Chnrc'/i 171 Charlestoicn. [April, 



^JovcJii' 



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Jan. 



Feb 



1717J1S 

M 
Febr. 



March 



20 
27 

~ir 

T7' 



21 
1 

~20 



— Page 3?G (Cmcbtdcu'). — 
Miwy 1). or riv'' JuK-pi. ^ Kiiz. J^enion — 
S M\iii i>ror m^ Ahr:ib. ^ •MarthTlIilT'^^ 
IMary 1>. of Timothy it 



Read — — 



Sarali 1>. of nJ Ileury A Sarah Wheeler — 
Mr. I5'jnjari)in Swiiotsor Tertius [V] ? 

is: liis Uroriicr | William S'.veijtser \ 
Sarah i). of ^I'. Thuiiuts (^ .Sarah Cainmon 
John S. of III'- Chriftoph'jr & iilatchford 

Klizaboth 1) of in' .Mark i< Elizabet)« White 
Kftlier D. of ii'y Vv'illiam & AhiLrail Keltel 

\nne 1). of m' Jolin & IJuiliiah Tavler — 



1718 
April 



16 

5 

TF 



D 

9th 

2d 
9 



24 



James S. oi m'' James & Mary Kcrtol — 
Abigail I». of m' Andrew I'fe Abigail Xewel 
William S. of m'' VV'illiam ^ .XLionii'Gmv^fcrT 
l.n inn.ih_l;.^f in'' John Rand inn' '.t Anne 
Mildrt-d is. of in' J(.>!\;ph »\. Kuad ^^ 

lv'irnai)a.s J>avi3 Adit [>' — - — — — 
Sarah lily Adult pei-i'on — — — — . 
Ebcnezer S. of m' William vie Maiy Sheath 



s -sviff; 



Baptized 



— Panre 327 



Jofhiia S. of ni' Benjaniin .^ Lucy Philipp,^ — 
Daniel S. of m' E lias Stone junr/Sc Abigail 's v.-jf 
Edmund S. of m' John & Elizabeth Spra'^^ue — 
■Toleph. S. of m^ Jofup h & Eaith Hopkins^ — 
Saimiel S. of & Marv~HiItton ^^^ II-"" 



Rebecca D. of m' James & Elizabeth Flukor — 
Hannali D. of m' Vincent & m\ Planah Carter 
Mary D. of m'. Charles & E c-becca Burroutrhs 



James S. of m' Geori;e &, Abigiiil Darling 
Richard S. of ni'' Richard & Grace Otis — 



Mav 



June 



lAlice wife of J;>enj:;mi!i Woodwel — — 

SO I.Mary Johnfon, & her sifter Abiel Johnfon — 

[Jonathan S. of m' Jonathan & — 

6 jjames S. of m' John & Hannah Fulker — ^^ 

1 3 |Elizab7tirDT~oFm' ThomasXElizrWelTh ^I^ 



Lemon 

"Tiiir 

Read 
Wheeler 

Sweetsers 

Cahlon 
Blatchford 

White 

Kettel 
Tayler 
Ivetiei:""" 
Xewel 

Gowen 
Rand 

Davis 

Bly. 

SlieatL 



Fhilipps 
t> Stone 
Spraaue 
Hopkins 
Hutton 
Fiuker 
Car.er 
Burroughs. 
Darling 
Otis 

Woodwel 
John Ion. 
Kendal 
Fulker 
Welfh 



4th 

"is" 

25 



jJohn. S. of ni'' Ebenez', i!^ Hauah Breed — — 
iS arah D. of m' Richard & Sarah Fofcer — — 
jRebecca D. of m' Samuel, & Sufanah Hill ju'. 

M'. William Clements — — — 

plary D. of said W'" Clements — — 

!Jame* S. of m' James & Fowl — — 

jNathaniel S. of m' Benjamin & ^Tercy Frothimrliam 

John S. of xi\' Tliomas Harris jun' — — 

^ohn S. of m^. Andrew Mallet — 



Breed 

Fofter 

Hill 

Clements. 

Clements 

Fowl 

Frothingham 

Harris. 

:V[al!et 



M D Baptized — Pa^e 328 

June ]l718: 

_8_;A!ice D. of Benjamin & .■Vlice ^V'oodwel — 



Juh 



^jTimo|hv;^S^of_M^^en'e/ev & Auftin — 

7 ^IV Al)!ah Slierujun. w. of m"" Samuel Sherman 
ISteven S. of m' Jamas & iliUer — — 



W^oodwel 
Auftin 
Sherman 
Miller 



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Augft 

Sept. 

Octol/ 
Novem' 



— Page 32S (Concluded). — 
27 iMartlia D. of in' Jolin \ in' Mary Gary — — Cary 
10 'Jacob. S. of in'' Adam & Uai-liol A\'atCTS — — 
Anne 1) of ra"^ Ifati'? & Grace i'arker — — 

Ablgairi Kif 7i?rj ore{)h\^; Kliz — — _ 

24 Hauah I), of m' IJeuj. Sweetzcr ju"", i^ Conitit.Qt 

hi;j wife. 



Hauah D. of m'. Jolm & 



Penny 



7 lAniiaii. 1). of lu"^ Jan 



Lowden jmir & flanali's 

11 v.-ife. 

I Sarah D. of nl^ \\'iUiam »Jc Sarah Eaton — — 

j 28 jXath.miel ]). of m'. Thnothy & Goodwin. 

5 I^Liry 1). of lu' Samuel & Abiah Sheruiaii. — 
I 12 jThomas S. of m'' John i^ Grace Kads — — 
; 2'' IThoiuas S. of m'' Thomas & Sarah JaoK-fon — 
: 9 i.Tofeph S of m'' Jofeph Aufiiu jua"' ic & Joaila his 
I wife. 

1 iTiinothy S. of lu'' Jok-j>li 6c Xewel — — 

I \Jo\\D. S. vH" iii"^ Jeuu \ ilauah Dyiiion — — 
JTe"} Caleb." ~S7of m^ Caleb & AniiV Call I_~~ir" 

I 23 iMcliitabol, I), of iif. Jonathan & Katharine Kettcl 
I 30 |Abol PiU'bury, Adulc {lerfon — — — — 
Jonathan S. of m'' Saniuel it ni' ^Nlary Gary — 
Elizabeth D. of uf. Charles 6c Sufauah A\'hite 



M 



Dece 



m" 



D 



\\'arer3 
I'arker 
Fhlllips 

Swcot' 
Penny 

Lov.'iloii 
Eaton 

Goodw. 
Sherman 
Ea.ls 
Jackfon 

Aultin 

Xewel 

lAiucn 

Call 

Kettel 

rilfbury 

Carv 

"White 



Baptized 171S 



Paire 320 — 



7 rhriftopher S. of m-^ The. & 
lEiizabeth D. of iii^ Joleph & 



Brazier 
Lawrence • 



1718110 
January 



February 



21 



lAiiibrose Ci^leby juycnis 
'Johi; S of ur John ic ni^ Eli: 



Stanly — 



VOL. 



3^ jAndrew .S. of M^ Andiew & Abigail Xewel 
11 : Jonathan. S. of nv Benjam v!\; Kettel 

ijlaac. S. of m'' John Baud jun'' & 
iThomas. S. of m^ Abel i.t Sufafiah Pilfbury 
Anna D. of mr. Bieb.ard iV Anna Kettel 
2-5 -John S. of m'' Thomas i*>c Anna Chapman 
iDavid S. of uv Dayid iX: Mabel Townlend 
{Abigail, D. of va' James & Eliz. Capea — 
l^i" ; Fuehard S. of m^ liichiird & Mi ller 

Sarah I), of m'' George & Either Manors — 
iMehirabel I) of m'' Jul. Whitamore ju- — 
S 'Beniamin S. of lu"" Benj. (X 
; Jofeph S. of nl^ Joteiui & 
!l-.e!)ceca D. of ni" John ^"ic 
IHannah D of m"' John & 
! Anaah_D^ ^L^i'-_!^'i^-ii^ 
1.^ 'Jonarlian S. of ^I'' Stephen & Ford 

22" jDaniei S. of m'' Elas, jur & Abigail Stone 
John S. of m'' John & Miiry Gritr'en — 

iJofepLi. S. of m' John \ Faith Salter — 
[To be continued.] 

xxsi. 19' 



Kurd 
Froft 
Simins 
Aborn 
Fowl 



Brazier 
Lawrence-^ 

Coleby 

Stanly 

Xewei 

Kettel 

Band 

Pillbury 

Kettel 

Chapman 

Townfend 

Capen 
':\[iller 

Elinors 

Whitamu 

Ilurd 

Froft 

Simins 

Aborn 
_rwwl 

Ford 
Stone 
Gritfen 
Salter 






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218 Notes and Queries. [April, 



N01 ES AND QUEIilES. ^ 

ExGMsn Captives in Can.»i>\. — Ris/umrth — Dummcr. — In No. 110 of the IIii- ^i 

TOR[CAL AND (I KNKA LOGICAL Kjx :~-TKi:, Vol. :ixviii. )Ki;ie 1»jO, rc.-^poctiu;^ tl;e ubovf j] 

cai)tives, it is stated, thnt '• iMiivy Kishvvi.rth, dan. vi Kdward, oi l-inouln, Krii^Lui'^, {4 

. . . burn S Jan. IGGO. in Yui k, ui. Ist, William Saver ; -M, Jaine.s PltistL-d ; t.ikou 
by tbc Indians of Acadiu '25 Jan. 16132, witli her two cliildren Genevieve and .Mary 

Jot^eph travel' Mary (lenovievc , . . born 4 April, KJfJl Mary 

Jo^cph, her fister, born 9 March, 1G85." 

Ah to tlic nnmt; of tlie first liusl>and of Mary, I think a mistake has been made. 
I find on vol. i. ]). 418, of Yc^rk to\sn reoonln, as follows ; 
" James Plai.-teed — Dearth of his children 

Lydia Piaisteed wa^ Borne the fonorth day of Jenewary in y'- Year 1G96. 

Olife i*laistecd waa Borne the first day of May in ye Year lt;U8. 

Mary Sa'word was Borne the ftuiertli April IGSl. 

Susannah Sayword ^Tas Bovne the ninth day of May 1GS3. 

K^tev Sayword was Borne the Seventh day of liiarcli 1GS5. 

Hannah Saywovd was Borne the twenty on of June 1087. 

Jolin Sa^nord was Borne the Seeuud day of Jeaewary 1G90." 

The above Tt-c'.rd, in the hand-writing' of James Plaisted, he being tovvn-c!crk of 
Y'ork, was evidt'.;tly all made at the .same time, to v.-ic, IGOS — Lj,dia and Olife (Oli\o) 
Leinu tlien the uni}' children burn of hi.s wife .Mary Sayxvard. 

It will be seen the birth of Mary Saywavd as recorded by him exactly air.'ecs with 
her birth, as stated in the Kkcistkr — and that the birth of Eiter agrees v.'ith that 
of Mary Joseph in the Begistek, lackin^^ two days. 

That Mary Bishworth m. Jolin Snyward, previous to her marriage ■with James 
Plaisted, is certain, — for on vol. iii. j-ase 1-1, of York Co. Hcj;. of Deeds, Etiward 
Kishwurth, father of Mary, Oct. 16, lt;8-2, convej's to his " beloved daughter xMary 
Sayword, wife of John Sayword,"' all his real estate in York. On the game day 
John Sayword, by a writing recorded in same records, vol. iii. pp. l'2"2-3. obligated 
himself to pay the debts of said Rishworth, callini; him his '• father in law." tan 
there, therefore, be any doubt that Mary the daughter of Edward Ilishw orth married 
John Sayword ? 

That Janies Plaisteedm. ^lary (Rishworth) Sayword, widow of John Sayword. 
is equally certain; for on page IfiO, vol. i., of York town records, I Had. the 
following : 

" Pursewant to an Er.strenicnt of Severuall Considerations made and Confirmed 
by the Select Men of this Town of Y'ork, bareing date Decern- : 10 : ICSO : to M". 
John Sayicord late of York Deceased : By request of 3/''. James Plaistecd as he Siands 
Related to said Sa;;ards Estate by 7nnrriing his [Viddoto. We the Subscribers 
Selectmen of York Aforea*! have according to our best Judgment laid out and Stated 
an Articall or Paragrafe of said Enstrement Relating to Pine and oake Timber fit for 
Sawing " &c. &c. 

" I^aid out and bounded by us Decern^ yc : 11: 1701. Sam" Domel, 

Mathew Auste.v, 
Abra™ Preble." 

Can there, therefore, be any doubt that Mar\% the dau. of Edward Rishworth, b. 
in York, Jan. 8, 1660, m. (1) John Sayicard ; "{2) James Plaisteed? It Will be seen 
that ehe was but 21 years old when her first child Mary Sayward was born — njt 
probable, therefore, that she had previously married William Saver. 

Edward Rishworth was a le;iding man in York from 1G58 to near the time of his 
death. lie was one of t!)e " Exeter Combination'" and came from Exeter, N. U. 
to Wells with the Kev. Joim Wheelwright about 1613, and married a dau. ot 
"Wheelwright. He sold his property in Wells to John Barrett, vol. i. p. 61, York 
Co. Registry of Deeds ; came to York a little prior to 1658. Nov. 2-2, 1G58, the town 
granted to him '" '20 acres of land near againsi, the Corne Mill," .... "and in 
Ciise there is no Improvement of t!ie said land within one year It is forfeited again 
to the Towne." — the terms of this grant indicating it to be the first one. He sub- 
sequenth' had numerous grants of land in York, was a very large landholder and 
largely engaged iu lumber and mill operaiions. lie was net fortunate in ixls peeu- 



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niary enterprises, and I think wheu he conveyed hia real estate to his eon-in-law, 
Jo!in ^nijwanl, it \va.-! but a sniaii rtnjir.int of his previous lar^'o possessions. The 
urticlo iti the Khcijsikk alludei to in tiiis cciamiiuiciaiun v.ojUi it.Jiuate that lie was 
rii fmiijraiU IVom "' Lincoln, England," thtn.lore tlie tiist of tlic nuuie in tiiis pan 
of New Eni;land. 

It issaiJ tlio Rev. Sliubael Dunimer, born in 1C3C, a c;raduatc of Harvard Co'- 
lou'u in lii.>(i, iiKirried the t^auie year a dan. <jf l-M\varJ Ri.-;tivvunh. and una or more 
vritiTri .vtate that iior name was Mary. Tiadiiiun litre \<, that ilie liev. iShubiiel 
Duuuiier ni. Mary ilishworth. 

iMr. Dnniiner cuinet.) York about IGGO, hi.s a£;;e then being about 20 years. If 
nianied in lUoG ho was but Ol) years uUl. Ihi.s hitter date wan four year.s before the 
birth of •' jihiry the dau. ot Edwiird of Lincoln, Kn|'lund." \\'ljen he came to York 
in Itifi-J this iNhirv -vvus but two years old. Tliis disjjarity of age and the proofs I 
have adduced forbid the idea that iNhiiy Uish worth, h. in Ki'jf), was tlic wife of Mr. 
Dumuier, — and IfCiid'S Ai& \sdi tlie wile of ^^ayward certainly fnm; lO-fl to lO'jO, 
and of Pluistcd from lOiXj to 1GU3, a period suObeiiueat to the dcatli of xMr. Dummtr 
iu 1G1}2. 

1 have never gccn the b jok published by Mr. J. L. Sibley, giving sketcbf.s of the 
craduatc:! of Harvard College, but have l)efore me a letter from a gentlenjan, cele- 
brated i">r hi.s grnealo:;icai researches, wherein he pay« : •* ,Sil)loy, in las account of 
Cambridge graduatet-. says that liev. bhubael Dummer, who wcs killed at the 
massacre^t York, Elaine," married iu 1G5G 2Iary, daughter of Edward Kish worth 
who n.anicd a dajghl'ji ul John ^Vheelwrig[lt." 

Mr. Sibley may be ri(jlU iu saying Mr. ]>iiiuner n). JIary Rishworth : and ivror.g 
in faying she was the daughc n- of J'ldward lUshworth who married the daugiiter of 
Rev."Joiin Wheelwright. "Who tiien was Mary l?ishworth the wife of Kev. bhubael 
Dummer? My theoi'y is, tliat she miijht have l)ecn t!ie sister of Edward Kifchworth 
who married the daughter of Rev. John Wheelwright. 

Richard Dummer, "the fatlier of Shubael, was born in 1599, and the Rev. John 
Wheelwright about 159i. The^^ were friend-*, iov Dumraer and his wife favored 
Wheelwright's religious doctrines, for which \ve was banished from Boston. Riirh- 
worth was utidoubteuly of the same persuasion, for he was one ol the foliowevs of 
"Wheelwright when he went from Boston to Bxetjr, and went with hiui to "Weils 
about 1G13, and married his daugiiter. 

Rishworth was the leading spirit iu Wells, under Wheelwright, and when t'ne 
latter left W ells, he (Rishwortli) was the leading man there. 

As before stated, he came from Wells to York about 1638, finding the Rev. Mr, 
Hull preaching here. Mr. Hull left here in 1659, and being without a minister, 
Rishwurth ruight natuially have invited his brother-in-law, Mr. Dummer, then the 
minister at iali.-bury, to e jii'.e to York and take the place of ^h. Jlull. ile came, as 
stated, ahoi ; 166-J. The connection of Rishworth with the faruily of Wheelwright, 
and the friendship and intimacy existing between the Dummeisand ^Vheelwrigut3, 
fnrnislics good ground for the theory I vci.ture to assume, viz., that the wi'e oi the 
Rev. Shubael Dummer was tiie sister of Edward Rishworth, '' the Recorder." 

I hope others more eapable than myself will unravel this confusion and present a 
theory more satisfactory than 1 have been able to give. 

York. Maine. Nathaniel G. Marshall. 

[The Rev. John Wheelwright, in his will, dated May 25, 16T9, printed in Bell's 
"John Wheelwright " (Prince Society's Publications), pp. 2'i9-33, makes bequests 
to "my sone in law E'iw. Rishworth," and to "Mary White my grand eliilde, 
daughter of y* s*^ Rishworth." This indicates that Sayward was not the hrst hus- 
band of Mary Rishworth. 

Col. Chester, in his article on the Hutchinson Family, in the Registlr, vol. xx. 
for the year 1866, gives at page 360 the names ot the bruthers and sisters of Edward 
Rishwortli, children of the Rev. Thomas Rf-^hworth, of Laceby, co. Lincoln, Eng., 

namely — Faith, m. Genyson ; P'rancis, eldest son; Sutanna ; Margaret and 

Charles. It is probable, therefore, that the wile of the Rev. .^huhael Duuimer wa3 
Dot one of them, tiioiigh it is not impu-sible that a daughter Mary may have been 
born alter the date of tiic Rev. Mr. Rishworth's will. Mrs. Dummer, it her maiden 
name Wiis Rishworth, may have been a niece or other relative of Edward Rish- 
worth.— Ed.] 

N\ OODUCRT AND Eltot. — The following document is copied from the original, 
loaned t(j the editor of the RE'JisiEii by Mr. Charles K. Woodbury, a studeni; ia 
Yale College, I'iew Haven, Ct. ;— 



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220 Notes cud Queries. ' [Ajuil, 

" I Benjamin EILh of. Dcvorley iu the County of E.-;.sox in New En;^Iauu Coar^ter 
do !icrofiy AcknowlcMi/e my self Juftiy injehtecj & liereby liiri'l my Self my Heirs' 
>J.\ec" ik Ai.lm" to pay untu Andrew W'oo'ihury of lij.svvioli in v' County Iluslcmd- 
man iiiri Exec" AJm'^ or As.sii;ii.s Tiic Sum of iliircy I'uiiudr* Lnwrull .Mom^y (,f X,;\7 
En^ltiud \\ ituess my IlLiml i; Seal Thirf third day ul Doccuiber Anno Dofuini 
Seventeeu Ilundrol and Thirty live. 

The Con^litiuu oT thi:^ (.tbligatimi is that if tho above nam'd .Andrew Togothor v\ !tu 
Elizabeth hl=; now Wl'e shall nut f^ntliwith Join w-'' the <'' i^i-iijamin in a Petition 
to the ,£;reat it Ci'on'' Gnut of This Province to :;et a oertuide Deed once m:ide to tlie 
s^ Benjamin'ri (.ireat O'randfatlier Andrew Eliot from oin; Zaehariah Symnie.H of 
Cbarlestuwu Continn'd (the s'' JJeed \»i\\\<s, dehie'd) k, if tlie .s' Gen*' Court shall not, 
confirm thee' Deed so as to Kender it \'aiid in Law then this 01jlii,'ation ftiiall be 
void or else Kcmaiu in foree so far as Ij Oblii;e the s'' Benjamin his lleir.s, Ei'ee'- & 
Adm'^ tu pay unto the .s' ]\ter his Exec-' Adui''' m- .-Vssi:,'ns the .Sum oi tiiiecn pound-; 
Good Bills of Credit or Lawful Silver Money of >'ew En^^land w'''' Lawful lattrcst 
for the awuic At or berorc the Third day of ikccctuber ucxl. 

Sign'd, Seal'd k Deliver'd Benj. Enor. 

In Presence of 
John Thorn<like Jun^ 
Henry IJale." 

[Endor.-ed ; " Bond, ^icxi" Eliot to xVnd. Woodbury." 

In the notes on the Eliot rreneology in t!:e liEur-iTKR, voL x.xiii. pp. 336-JO, we find 
no Beujamiu Eliot, ereat-giands'in of Andrew Eliot, mentioned, thuuyi: the naine 
Benjaniin apncar-- amon^ the descendants of Jacijb, brother of the Hqs. John Elioi, 
thi' •' A['Ostl " to the imfians." The pedigree of the latter fimily, printed in the 
IvKCiSTF.R, vol. xxyiii. PJ5. U4-5, indicate:^ that tiiere was no very near coni'eotion 
between the fahiilies. AVho were the father and great-grandfather of thi^ Btniamia 
Eliot of Beverly ?—Ed.j 

A Treacle lEicn'o out of a Viper {ante, xsx. 462). — Cotton ^klather 13 tlie 
author. The title is included under tne date of ITUH. in the li.-t of his books made 
by his son Kev. Samuel Matiitr, and printed in his li!e of Cotton Mather. 

Chicago, 111. vVir.Li.xii f . Poole. 

[This query has been answered by several other gentlemen. — Eo.] 



Douglas, Campbell and Lillibridge. — Charles II. J. Douglas, 50 Olive Street, 
Providence, R. 1., who has been for some years engaged in pre'iraring a genealoiry of 
the Douglas family, expects to publish it nest fall. He fu-nishes "the pediirrte o'i 
the late Senator Douglas for this number of the REGiSTEri, nle, p. 106. il<i is also 
engaged on the Campbell and Lillibridge families, and will receive and furnish in- 
formation eonoerning them. 

Wife of Willia.m Cutter.— I perceive by the elaborate and excellent Cutar 
Genealogy, page 51, that obscurity there rests upon the alliance of William Cuicer. 
His consort was daugiit*^ of Jonatlian Bice of Sudbury. This is made esidcnt 
by the will of ^lary. widow of Jacob Watson, of Cambridge, March 10, 17:.'5-o, 
where she beiiueatijs to David and Henry Bice, and to Ann, wife of William Cutter. 
Their mother was Kebecca. eldest baptized child of John Watson, of Cam. The 
Bice Genealorjy, page I'J. unfortunately spells the name Cutler, thus preventing 
this alliance from being known to the compiler of the Cutter Family. The marriage 
of u Cutler on the line preceding, however, is correct; being Elizabeth, dau. of 
James Cutler, Jr., of Sudbury. t. b. w. 

Cle.u-ei-and .\nd Pr.AF.r?ox. — If any one can furnish information of the place and 

dat.^ of the marriage of Benjamin C!ea\ eland to Kachel of , occurring 

about A.D. I7J6; and also place and date of marriage of their daualiter Piielw 
Cleayeland to Epuraim Pearson (or Par.~ons), or where any descendant->~of the bttcr 
are now living, plt-ise addres.3 without delay, HoiiACE G. Cleveland. 

Cleveland, Ofiio. 

CLEAyELAXD.— -Horace G. Cleveland, of Cleveland, Ohio, is preparin2: for pub- 
lication a genealogy of the descendants of Moses Cleaveiaud, oi Wuburn, Mass. 
Bccordi and other mutters relating to tlie fiioiilv are desired. 



1877.] ■ .^otes and Queries. 221 



Baxkes.— Any it\formation respecting; the history of Richar'l Biinkes, York, 1049 
^'■iv;i;^', vol. i.p. 11:2), .>r any ol his dtrcfnihintri, is earnestly policitud hy tlic un- 
JiT-ii;'ned, who has just oomu:unccd a retoaroh ai'tor the ilaiiks I'ariiily of America. 

j\^Jllrc.«fl CUARLhb E. Xj.vNta. 

Ill Lincoln i^trect, Portland, Mdnr. 



i 



ANTnoNY.— The ur.der.;i;,'ncd is now eiiLca^ed on a Gcnealoj^y of the Anthonvfi of 
Ncw-kiml uid, and requests tlic coijperatioii of all who an; connected with it Ijy r.-irth 
or marriai^e, sd that ic may be made as full aud coujplrte as jx^ssihle. 

Cambri'dijeport, Mass. John Gould AnthO-NIT. 

DcRSTOx.— On tl;e York County (Maine) Probate Recordf, June 8, 1703,1 find 
ndministratioM irranted to Tho,nas" DiM-t.tu, o! llavorhiU, or; the estate of his father, 
Thomas I'iurstijn, of Kictery, deiHa-.'d, intestate. Q/i-.;-//.— The relationship hulwoea 
tlu-se Tlionia< Durst'.ms and TiMinas the has!;and of ilannuh, the slayer of the 
Indians in IGOH. (jlokoe A. (JOKDO.v. 

Lowell, ^lass. 

I)ur::le.— Is anytldng known fbout the parcntcac of Natlnniel T)urk>;e, of 
Windham, Conn., who married Mary Baker Aug. 21, I7i!7? He lived in Hampton, 
Conn., 1730 to 1T37; bought land in Woodbury, Coun., in l7od, and had a brother 
iJcdidiah C. E. Dc'dnex, 

Saratoga Sprinr/s, N. Y. 

ITealkt {nn(^, p. 67).— In the January number of the Register I find the pardon 
of William ILalcy, of H-nuptou, who was convicted of treason in connec.i'jn with 
Gove's insurr^n'tion in ItiSS, 

William Hrak'j (as those of the name and family have always written an<l i?pelled 
it) was the fourtli child of William Ikalev who was made a freeman at Mai^htield in 
16J3. William 2d was born at Ko5bary,"JuIy 11, 1652 ; married -S irali^ Drown. 29, 
9, 1077, aud removed to Hampton, probahly ^\liat is now Seabrook, N. n_. After 
his pardon for his connection with Gove, he returned to Cambridge, and died there 
in Iti.-i). 

Tlie name, though its bearers spelled it Hcaley, was variously written hy others, 
and not infrc'iuently Hehu find I cannot resist tlie impression tiiat a ctirt-ful esamina- 
tion of the original will show that tlie word is there written Hdy. That the person 
and name are properly Healey, there can be no doubt, as continuous records and 
faniilv tradition make it entirely certain. 

Ea-cter, N. H. John J. Ecu.. 

Amoerst Wilder was born 1771 or 2. Married and lived in Cavendish, Yt., in 
1795. Removed to Lewis, tlssei Co., N. Y., where he died in 18.j1. Can any, who 
8ee this, tell me his father's name and residence? He had brothers Jael and 
Jot^eph, and married Mary Proctor, of Newfane, Vt. Moses H. Wilder. 

Brooklyn, iV. Y. 

FisKE, Browx, Campfi-ei,d, Dimon and Hill. — Phineas Fiskc, of Salem 1641, 
Wenliam 1611, estate settled 1673. Whom did he marry? 

John, his son, m. Remember . Who was slie ? 

Samuel Brown, of Stonington. Conn., b. 1722 ; m. May 12, 1748, Phoebe Wilbour, 
of Little Compton. Who was she? 

Lieut. Thovws Carapfitld of New Haven, of Milford 16-47 ; d. 1687. Wife 
Phfjcbe. Who was she? Who was he? 

Moses Dimon or Dymond, sou of Thomas of Fairfield, b. 1642 ; m. Abigail . 

Who was she? 

Hi.s 8,n Moses, b. 1672 : m. Jane . "\7ho was she? 

Eliphalet Hill, son of Eliphalet of Fairfield, Conn., b. 1695. Whom did he marry? 
New York, N. Y'. J- D. C, Js. 



Champion. — Is there a genealogy or coat-of-arms of the Champion family to which 
I>r. Rfubtn Champion, surgeon in the retolutionary army, who died at licondcroga, 
^- Y., March 27, 1777, belonged? Will some of his descendants communicate? 

Wc.':tji€ld, Mass. AIbs. Maria 31. \ViiiiNET. 



222 2^otes (uid Queries. ' [^^pili, 

Presentation CoPr or Tirn Rfv. Cotton Matiikr's Ratio Discipmn.c. — I ecinl f.,r 
in.'5trri'in in tlio Rvcf^tki:, a tran.~cri]it ot inuiuisiript riut's by Cotton Matlior. in » 
copy of oiv of l.i^ works in the llSrary oC F. C. I'.nrjkf, K-;4., Ulfijnl, ;i(,ar V.'., '. 
bridge, Suliolk. 'I'lie title-i)nL,'c' ot tiir book is : " llatio Di^ciplina; Fnitrum | X ,\. 
AiiL^loruru | — | A | Faithful AcC'juiu | uf the I Diseipliiie | l'n>fcssecl and Pnicti-. I 
I in tlie I Chiirohe.- | of | Ne\v-£nylaud. I — | Bostun ; Priuted for IS. Gerrieii in 
CoruIiiU I 17-Jtj." 

On the recto of the first Uy-lcuf is written : 

" yumuel Bridircwell 

April 1-J, 1760." 

Beneath this, in the autograpli of }»Iather, is 

*' To the Reverend 
Mr. Loftus 
Minibterof tlie Rmrlish C'liurch 
at Rotterdam." 

On the recto of the second fly-leaf, also in the outograijh of Cotton Matlicr, is 

" To the Reverend 
Mr. Loftus, 
Sr 

Ko vessels that I have known of, sailing from hence to Rotterdam , {iiv Vi luuz 
time, 1 have wanted oppoitunicics to have transmitted unto you many TbiCj;-, 
wherewith 1 \9-ould have entertained von. 

But an iniTcnuous young Gentleman whose name is Mr. Ebcnezer Rohi<i, boi:r.d 

[♦which I from hence for Amsterdam, allowes me to hope, that he will rind a \v;iy to 

happen to Convey to you* Haifa dozen Books [more particularly, 1, This Ka'.n 

havL- at D/sciplirKP. 2, pareniator or y- .Li tie of D'' Mather. 3, Cales'rtny 

ba.na] ^^ Mnnuductio nd Minhtcrium. 5, Psaltcrlvni Aincricanwn. 6, Zd'- 

monah, and another pamphlett or twu] which I humbl}- tender t^ your acceptan';e. 

Many years have rolled away simx" I heard fruni dear Mr. Ward, v«hich makoj 
me fear he may have gone to the place of Silence ; 

If the Good Soul be yett sojourning in this Land of the Dying, I pray rememlcr 
me to him, and Ictt my Ci-KLKSTINUS from me wait upon liim. 

These Things come to yuu from a Far Countrey ; But we are not far from a Let- 
ter ; for the Faith & Hope of which I am S^ 

Your Brother & Servant 
Boston, N. England, Cotton Matheii." 

Juti. 17, 17-:6." 

You may rely on the correctness of this copy. It is in the hand-writing of yir. 
Brooke. 

31 Cornhill, Ipswich, England. Jaites Re-vd. 

Letter of Daniel Cueeter, 1774. — {Commmiicated by Mrs. Isabella James of 
Cambridcjc, Mass.) 
Revi Sir : " Salera, Oct. 20;^, 1771. 

You cannot be unaci-juainted with the great Loss I have sustained by the Late 
terrible Fire in this Town. 

ily House, Shop, B;irn, more than "20 Tun of good hay, 70 Bushels of Indian corn ; 
with my winter wood, Sec. itc, are all consume,! by tlie triumphant Flames. TiiU'^ 
as in a moment I am stript, and made poorer than tlie poor. I have siuce lose a .I'l'-i 
Horse, — and, which adds greatly co my alHictiun, God in his Providence hiis taken 
away my youngest Son by Death ; he was carried sick out of my burning IL.iu;-e. 
and now is no more — and ■t)y an unha[)i!y Bhjw on my Head, by wliich my Lifi; '^vu-' 
greatly endangered, I am rendered yet mure miserable. Thus unoerrain are all e;:' 
earthly enjoyments ! and thus Atilictions in melanebolly Train succeed each other. 
It would be happy for me and my poor distres'' Family if all these Tryals should '>e 
bles"^ for our best guod. Tliai this may be the Eveiit I ask the Prayers of all God'.: 
People. 

And as I am thus reduced, I think it my Duty to ask the charitable assistance ot 
my fellow men. 

1 have been advised to write to sjme of the neighboring Towns, and ask the;r 
Aims, and I shall submit the matter to your wL-^dom db prudence ; Liut hope, if v^^ 



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tliink proper, my case nipy he \m<\ before your Pcojjle. To do jjoo'l to all as vrc have 
ryviTtuiuti;, is u comni'i that will ever liuve gre.it weight with the bUss'.d FoUovvcrs 

Any tliiri:.'; that (alls from the ITnnd of Charity will he thnnkluliy rcofivt-d, and 
(.TutcVuUy aceqited hy, S' your vory humble servant 

and Friend, 
To I theriov'i Lsuao Story | Marhk-hcnd." Damel Cukhver. 



TuE SvMONDS Famii.t. — Wlwt fiiinilies of this ivviue arc tlicrc in the U.S.A., from 
v!u)ia <\o tiiey tra.v? descorit, and whuo can po.iiiircos be I'ouad? Was William 
S.M'ioiids. A\ho SL-ttled at Woburn in 1611, married Judich Shiiipcn, and died in 
lii7-.', C'liuiectcd wit!) S.nuuel Syuionds, de|)iity Governor of M;i.-s. / Samuel Jiad a 
t;<pii WilH;ini, who died in IbTO, and' married a Mi.vs Wade; but this could not be 
il:u same person as the Mr.^t mentioned William. Any ^leuealoLrical information will 
be tlianktully received. 'W. G.^Uimock Flktcuer. 

i2l)8 Cowley Road, Orfurd, Enrjiand. 

[No connection has been traced between the Fp.-wich and Wcjljurn families. Mr. 
Appleton, in the '•Ancestry of I'riscilla Baker" (noticed in the Kloistek, xxv. 
'Jti), gives the p.:digive of Den. Gov. Samuel Syinonds for several generations, and 
wtber docnments relative tt> his family; and the late Kcv. Samuel Scwall, in his 
" lli>tory of W'oburu " (noticed in the llKctsxtrv, xxii. 4^3), gives an account of 
\\'illiam"SiiiionJs and his descendants. — Ed.] 

RiuDKLLS, RiDm-ES, RiDT.ONs AND R[DLKvs. — A genealo2:ical and biographical his- 
tory of tliese families " ot England, France, Scotland, Ireland and Am(rica,"_by 
ilie'Rev. G. T. Kidlou, of Harri-on, ^hunc, is now announced as ready lor put)iica- 
tioii. At a muetiiig of the families iij f hilailehdiia, July o, ii76, a " Co-operative 
Publishing Committee"' was appointed, and they have issued a prospectus ol the 
Work. The sui'scriptioa .price will l)c live dollars a copy. Those in want of the 
buok are invited to send ihc-ir orders at once to the author, that the committee may 
know how lar^e an edition is needed. 



Davenport.— B. F. Davenport, M.D., 751 TremontSt., Bo.«ton, Ma«s., is collect- 
ing for publication a geneuloirical History of the Davenport Families in America, 
otlier than those of the Kev. John Davenpnrt. of Boston atnl Nc^v Haven, which have 
been alrtady published by 'Sh. A. B. Davenport, of 367 Fidton St., Brooklyn, >.". Y. 
Of the descendants of Ti^omas Davenport ot i<orchester, Mass., in ItUO, he already 
has about iC )0 of the Davenport name with the place and date of birth, marriage 
and death. Of Capt. Riejrard Davenport of Salem \Cy2S, and in IGd-J commander 
of the Castle in Boston Harbor, he already has about 300 of the Daveii[iort naine. 
He lias also numerous names of the descendants of the Davenport families which 
tirst settled in Virginia and at New Rochelle, N . Y. He wishes all who can to aid 
him in making his histury Complete, by sending him the lull name, place and date 
of birth, marriage and (when dead) the death of any member ot a Davenport family 
they may know, with the P.O. address of those who can tell him more than they can 
themselves. 



Rev. Sfth Xoei-e, 1)orn in Wcstfield, Mas.s., April 15, 1743, a Whig rel^ugee in 
1777, fnjui Mangerville, Xova Scotia, where iie had been a (Cong.) minister for 
several years, Commenced his ministry in Bangor, Me., Sept. 10, 17^0. 

Can any one inform me wiiere he was, and how eimnged. from 1777 to 1750 ? He is 
known to have supplied, fir a few munths in 17S.5 ana 17&6, the iCong.,) ehurcli in 
Aui^iisia, Me., and is said to have jireaiditd for three }ears to a (Fre.-ii.) eliiu-e!\ in 
^caorouk, N. IT His f nuily were resident, in 1783, and in Feb. i7SG, m 2sew .Mar- 
ker, N. H. The ciuirch there n^t l)eing at ttiat time vacant, it ha.s been corijectured 
that durinu: those years he Avas preachiiiir in Searirook. Five or six years ot his lite, 
between 1777 and*17^t^ are therefore still unaccouiiced for. 

Can anyone also infl'rm me whetiser he Avas ever connected with any College? 
He Was nCt a CoKe-e (jradu^.V-. yet is known to have been a Latin student. Did he 
study theology in Newbury, Mass.? It so, when and with wiiom? 

iLiriJ'ord, Conn. Li}cai> M. Boltwood. 



224 Notes and Qaerles. [April, 

Figure Hevi) of Tnc Con'stitutio.v. — The following letters relative to rppairin? 

the f;-iivi- l.:'vl I'f t!io Ci>'i,-iirati'>n, ha\o been copifHl for us from tli« files ot tin* 
Niiry Dcpartmont, \\'astiini;ton, by Rear-Adm. (ieov;.'e Henry Preble, L'.S.N'. Tlit; 
ligure head oi PresiiJeiit Jackson hud been cut oil' IVum this trii^ute July 2, lb3l, by 
Samuel \V. Dewey. A narrative of this exploit will be found in Drake's " llisc'oric 
Fields and Macsioas of Middlesex," pp. 41. — 
" Cuiuniodore Cliarles 0. Ridgeley, 

Commander Navy Yard," Navy Department, 

^'ew Yorit. 13 Miuch, 1633. 

Sir: 

I have ju«t received a letter from the Commissioners of the Navy Board of tlie 
9th icst., and liud there is some mitiunderstandin!:'; as to repairing' the fi'^ure head 
of the Con-titution. No H'on- is wanted, than that so much of the Fi'_'-ure iicad 
as has been removed sho^jld be restored, which certainly can be dune in two dayij. 
I wrote you a private letter, that yon mii;;ht have Mr. Dodge prepared before hand 
to have this done with the least possible delay. 

It is of immense iuiportance that the ship should .sail for France immediately. 

1 must rei^uevt you to afi'ord every facility in Ciiuipping her for sea without delay. 

The Coni:iiisH:oiiers havi. given directions thai ttie noVder necessary for the thip 
should be purchased, if that sent from Norfolk should" not arrive in time. 

The Constitution will go to France and return before she performs further service, 
so tliat her stor::< nerd not bo so extensive as if she vras upon a long cruise. Des- 
patch is the great object, and every thing must yield to that. 

if the head which Mr. Dodge has been preparing can be completed sooner than 
the repairs I have directed can be made, let it be done — not otherwise — 1 am not 
willing to lose a day. I am very KespectfuUy, 

M. DiCKESSOX, 

Secretary of the J^'lavy.''' 

'• Commodore Jesse D. Elliott, 

U. S. iihip Constitution, ' • ■ Navy Department, 

New York. 13 March, 1.^35. 

Six : 

I am much mortified to hear that there may be delay in completing the Figure 
Head of the Constitution. 

I wish nothing more done than merely replacing as much of the Head as had been 
removed, which I know can he done in two or three days, and I wrote on to Ne»7 
York to have Mr. Dodge employed to make the repair with the least possible delay. 

I have directed Commodore Ridgeley to afford you every facility iu fitting out 
yoursh.ip ; despatch is all iiuportant. 

It is the wish of the President that not a moment should be lost in the sailing of 
the ship. 

If it is your pleasure to take oat your son as a boy doing midshipman's duty, it 
■will not be objected to. 

I am very Respectfully, 

M. DiCKERSON, 

Secretary of the Navy^ 

Booth and Hollingsworth.— Can any one give me information concerning John 
and Ebcnezcr Booth, brothers, who lived at or near Elkton, Cecil Co., Md.. of wh()m 
it is said that John was Capt. and £b(,"nezer a Lieut, in command of a company of 
•' Light Horse," that was called to the detence of a fore at or near Elk Point. MJ., 
during the war of lSl-2? By tradition wo are iuformed that the British made an 
attempt to land there, that the troops in the fort or other defence were cjmmauueJ 
by Capt. John Booth, and that they prevented the British troops from landing. 

I have never been able to find anythinic in written history conlirming this tradition. 
Will some reader of the ReL,ister inform me where such written int'uriuation can be, 
if it is to be, found? Can some reader give the names of the "Pilgrims of St. 
Mary's," who came over in the " Ark and Dove"? In Register, vol. xxi. pa!;o 
254, may be fjund cupy of Mrs. iSIary Gates's will, in wliieh she boLpiealhed to Joim 
Booth of Deiamere, or B<joth's Mills. Md., a picture of his ancestor, Rev. Roberi 
Booth, and to Frank Hollingsworth her " line edition of Ovid's Metamorphoses." 
How and to what lixmily of Booths was she related? What relationship did she 
bear to Frank Holliugbworth? Was this Frank Uoliicgsworth a descendaat of 



l^;77.] I^otes and Queries. 225 

If.niry IloUini^^worth who held the ofHcc of Sherifl" of Cliostcr Co., Penn., 16"JJ, 
.ill!-; \v;u\i.s Mirveyor of C''"il Co., M<i.? Were tleiiry iluliini^swovch and tii'j Booti)3 
of Ufhuviiro Co.. Fa., otid Ceoil L\>., Md. related? if so, how? In my iiouth iroa- 
(•!ilo'j;ical research 1 licid one (.Jeoriire Uuoth who U siiid to have mari-ied u Millie 
Wriulit, or Rite, arid with a br'jcher Stephen lived in or near Rye, We.«ti;iic>ti t 
Co.,"N. Y., about l-'O ycar^ ago. supposed to have been about 17:50. From Rye. N. 
Y., lie moved to Montiri'iaery Co., Va., thenoe, .suon after, to Ru>sell Co., Va., 
bou;;ht a farm on nortii .-id<j o'' Clinch mountain, and there died about siiity years 
ai;o. IIi> descendants think he came direct from England, bat are not positive. 
Could this George Booth be a descendant of Ensign John Booth of Soutiiold, L. I.? 
if fco. please give the ouauection. Address, Joes T. Bootd. 

}Vyo/ninr/, OIi/o. 

Wells— WET.D.—Ch.arles K. Wells, Esq., of Milwaukee, Wis., author of tho 
AVellb Gcnealugy, noticed in tljc RFcisTErM xxix. C16, cailo- our attention to }i\s Ap- 
pendix, p. 15,v.iiei-e "An iuventjry of tiie estate of John Vt'elln of Wells, ^sh't 
deceased the 11th of April, 1677," is referred to. This John Wells Avas tiie second 
son of Thomas Wells of Ipswich. Mr. Wells queries v>!iether this is not the j;erson 
who, under the r-iinc of John Vv'eld, is reported in Ilubbird's "Indian ^V'ars " 
(Drake's ed., li. 230) as having been killed with i>-_njamin Storer. by tiie Indiana in 
Wells, Maine, April V2, l'S77. Williani^^on, in his " IJistory of Maine," i. 549, 
and ii.ie.rue in his " History of Well- and Kennsbonk," p. 1-10, give still another 
date (April 13), as that or. -which Storer and Weld v,ere killed. The names Wells 
and N^eld are frequenrly confiunded. Any faces touching this subject; will be 
thankfully received by Mi\ "Weils. 

Stetexs, Notes, Ils LET AXD BrvOCKLECAXK.. — Perhaps lean throw some light on 
several queries in the January mimber of the Register. 

1st (ant':, p. 104), " William Stevens, Who was he? " In 1G53 a William Stevens 
was owner of land in "' Noj'es's I\eck " in Xewbury. The same year Nicholas Noyes 
and George Little wr r^ two of the ai^praisera of the estate of AVilliim Stevens. 

\Vas this the Williai;'. Scevens wh.. married one of the two dai'.ghcers of Samuel 
Bidtield of SalTjlk Co., May 19, 1645? The other daughter, 2^Iary, married Samuel 
Plumer, of Newbury. 

Sad {ante, p. 104), '• Who was Moses Noyes? " Taken in connection with OLher 
circumstances I should think he was the son of Rev. James Noyes, " sometime 
teacher of Newbury," and was born in that town, Dec. 6, 1613, graduated at fl.ir- 
vard 1659, and afterwards settled in Lyme, Conn., where he was it: tirot miisistcr. 

3d (an e, p. ! 10). In regard to the name of Isaac Ilsley and wife, all I can find in 
theNewoury records is the birth of Isaac I'sley, July 3, 1698, and the niarriaire ot 
Laac llsley and Abigail Moody, .March 16, 1721. 

4th and hist (ante, p. US) , the person who wishes to know about the Brocklebank 
family would do well to send to Rowley, Mass., for information. It was the earliest 
hoDie of the family in this country, but there are a few of the name there now. 

yewbuiy, Mass. , ■■.-■.. . ,;.';'•; > .. ■^i- T\ Little. 

Whitney. — J. M. Bancroft, 192 Broadway, New York city, will send an obituary 
of the- late H. II. Whitney, of Montreal, Canada, who d. Jan. 29, 1S77, as published 
in an editorial of the Mont eal ilerald of Jan. 30th, to any one wishing it. 



G. T. RiDLO-V, of Harrison, Me., will soon have a complete list of Maine families- 
filled out iu alphabetii al arrangement ; it will be very valuable to aid in opening 
correspondence with tnese families for historical purposes. Any person dcbirmg in- 
formation relative to 3Iaine families nxay have assistance. 



Americaxs of Rotal Descent. — Charles 11. Browning, Esq., 1632 Spruce Street, 
Philadelphia, is collecting the pedigrees of Americans who can trace, withoui a 
doubt, in consecutive geuerations, their descent from Royalty, for the purpo.-e of 
combining them in a borjk after the style of Burke's ''Rovil Families ot England, 
Scotland and Wales." The title will probably be •' Americans of Roy.il Descent." 
He wishes such persons to s-rud kim, at the above address, their pedigrees made out. 
la as simple a form as possible, a:jd at an early day. 

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226 Motes ayid Queries. [-A-pril, 

^Maotf: Statk CEiErniTiES. — I. am still prathering dr.t.i for the abuve-namcd work, 
nr.fl p.ilii.'it onrri'spdndfin'c rclativo to all distini;;uisli(.(i lucn and wou':';!i of t!ie st^Ui; 
from ite settli-nicnt duwii to tlie present time. I have a large biograjdiioal cullectioii 
alrtidy — the result ol' several years reHoarch. G. T. Kidlon. 

Hnrriion, Aie. • -• , i . . ■> I ■ 

TuE ScoTcn-lRisn. — lafonuation relative to the liistoiy of the "Scotch-lri.sli " 
families who came tu this country from A.T). 1718 to 1750 is now v.-antcd hy tho 
Kev. G. T. iiidlun, Harrison, Mc. The rainilies that settled in Bedford and Lon- 
donderry, N. 11., are known. 

The Litkuart World, a monthly journal, founded hy Samuel R. Croekcr, 
nearly seven years ngo, and till then edited and r)ut)lished liy hira, was in Marcli ki-t. 
purchased by ]\Iessrs. Ei.iward Abbott and Kdward 11. llauies. resjiectivcly of the 
editorial and husirics.^ departuiont of The Cotirir'rjationalist. We arc ,i:lad that the 
publication has fallen into their hands. 3Ir. Abl)ott, the new editor, we f'vei con- 
fident will sustain the high reputation which the Littrarij World has attained under 
I^lr. Crocker's manaireuient. The subsLription price is .^l.oO a year. Address, E. 
II. llamcs oc Co., 6 Congregational House, 1 Jjomerset trjtreet, Boston. 



ViRC.iNiA History. — Robert A. Brock, Ksrp, of Richmond, Va., ha.s published fii.nn 
time to time, in the Richmond newspapers, valuable articles illustrating the hist'jry 
of that city and the statj of Virginia, la the Daily D''->pa'.(:h, March 3, wiil be 
found a communication I'rom him introducing a letter from \V. 2soel Sainsbury, 
Esq., of Lomlon, Eug., compiler of the " Calendar ct Colonial State I\ipers," whif 
ha« furnished to the Virginia State Library, abstracts of important papers relating 
to that state from the Public Record Oilice at London, " enriched with critical and 
explanatory notes drawn from thev^ealtti of his careful and extended invescigation." 
The letter gives new lacts relative to (Joy. John Harvey and RK-iiani Stephens a 
nieinber of his Council. Stephens, in 1601, foui^ht a duel with George Harrison. 

Mr. Brook makes a strong appeal thv the collection and preservation of ma'crials 
for the history of the Old Dominion, and expresses a hope that measures will bo 
taken by the General Assembly to retain the services of .Mr. Saiuabury until the 
valuable resources under his control have yielded all that is desirable. '' Nor should 
the precious matter in our own archives," says Mr. Brock, " be allowed to rest 
neglected. The publication of the ' Calendar of State Papers,' so loviaudy edited 
by Dr. Palmer, should be speedily completed with the second volume, whicti is said 
to want but little further preparation for hnal committal t( the printer." 



PuBLTCOLA. — "Who was " Publlcola," the pseudonj^m of the author of the " Nev7 
Vade Mecum ; or a Pocket Companion for Lawyers, Deputy Sheriffs, and Constables, 
euggesting many Grievous Abuses and Alnrming Evils, which attend the Present 
Mode of Administering the Laws of New Hampshire." &c. &c., " By Pcblicola." 
[Published in Boston, Ma.ss., and Concord, N. il., 1819 ; 12 mo., pp. 155. J 

Boston. A. B. ii. 

Old Georgetown and Woolwich, Maine. — The Rev. II. 0. Thayer of Woolwich, 
Me., is gathering materials for a history of that town, which will ako include an 
extended notice of the connected region — the Old Georgetown. He will be thankful 
for any items or documents concerning the territory of Sagadahoc, especially under 
Gov. Andros's administration. 



Rogers. — Information is wanted of the names and any other particulars of the 
•wife and child or children of William Rogers, son of" the Rev. John and Mrs. 
Martha (Whittingham) Rogers, of Ipswich, Mu.-s., who, in 1731, had been '" in 
Maryland eleven years," and who died at Annapolis, July 29, 1749, in the 3lBt year 
of hia aire. He arrived in New England on a visit in 1731, and was an officer in tlie 
Koyal military service. 

Information is ulso wanted of Timothy Rogers, son of the Rev. Nathaniel and 
Mrs. Margaret (Crane) Rogers, of Ipswich. He was "a merchant of Bo-ton, 
Mass., Nov. 9, 168S. Augustus D. Rogers. 

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1877.1 Societies and their Proceedings. 227 



SOCIETIES AXD TPIEUl PROCEEDINGS. 

New-En'gi.avd Historic, CrNEAi.oGiCAL Society. 

Hoslon, Mas:iarhus/:lts, Wtdri'sc/ay, Ot tub'T -I, 1876. — A quarterly meeting wa-s 
heM tlii-^ afr.erncoii, at .3 (•"cirnjk. at trie Suciety'ei House, 18 Sumenset Street, the 
proideiit, the Hon. Maiiliall P. Wilder, in the t;hair. 

The toliowin^' geiuleim n M"ere apjiuintL-d a corainittee to nominate ofScer« for the 
m.-ainir yoar, viz. : Frederic Kidder, William B. Trank, Jeremia^i Colburn, 
David (}. Haskin?, Jr., aud tiie Huu. James W. Austin. 

Tlie Hon. James W. Aastin of Boston then read a paper on " New England in 
tlie I'acitic." He spoke particularly of the influence tliat New England had exert- 
ed on the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands. 

John Ward Dean, tlie librarian, reported that 46 volumes, 132 pamphlets and a 
ruuiher of oHior articlc^^ had been presented the last niDnth. Letters were read 
iroiu Lt.-C'ul. J, lilies H. Jijnvs and Thomas C. Smith relating to their dunatiuns. 

Tiie Kev. Edmund F. Shifter, the corresponding rsecretury, read letters, accepting 
the i:iei"iie'-sriip to which they had been elected, from Jost^pti Atidre Cassimir Conte 
of JMar^pillts, France: Divie Bethune Mel'artie of Tokio, Japan, and Spencer Bjn- 
s-^.!! of Philadfiphia, as Curres!)'>nding members; and from the Hon. Charles R. 
Train of Bjstuii, George L. Austin of Cambridge, Frederic R. Nourse of Booton, 
tiie Rev. Charles W. Hayes of Portland, Me., tiie Rev. John Weiss of Boston, and 
the Hon. Natlian Crosbv' of Lowell, as resident members. 

The nominalinj committee reported tfie names of John Ward Dean, Col. Albert 
11. Hoyt, Jeremiah Colburn, William B. Trask and Charles W. Tutcle. as omdidatLS 
fur a Oiinmittee on publiL-ation, from October, 1976, to October, 1677, and tiiey were 
unanimously elected as such. 

_ Tha:.j3 were voted to Ji,d>-e Austin for his paper, aud to the several donors men- 
tioned by the librarian fur their gifts. 

Novemhrr I. — A stated meeting was held this afternoon, at the usual place aud 
time, president \rilder in the chair. 

William Carver Bates, of Newton, read a paper on the " Life and Revolutionary 
Services of Col. Joseph Ward." Remarks on the subiect were made bv tlie Rev. 
Doras Clarke, D.D., William Allen, the Hon. Marsliall P. Wilder, Joseph W . 
Tucker, ai 1 William H. C. Lawrence. Thanks were voted to Mr. Bates for his 
paper. 

The librarian reported as donations during October, 11 volumes, 57 pamphlets, 
3 rii:\nuscripts, and several other articles. 

The corresponding secretary reported the acceptance of the Rev. Stephen H. 
riayes of Boston, Frederic L. Gay of Cambridge, aud Simon W. Hathaway of 
B'j-;tMn. 

The Rev. Samuel Cutler, the historiographer, read a memorial sketch of the late 
Hon. James Gregory of Marblehead, a resident member. 

W Uliam H. Montague made some remarks on the services to the Society in its 
early days, of the late Rev. Samuel H. Riddel, and on motion of the Hon. George 
^V . W arren. Mr. Montague was requested to prepare a paper on the subject, with 
suitable resolutions. 

Dpcember 6. — A monthlj" meeting was held this afternoon, president Wilder in 
the ■•iiair. 

Sidni-y Brooks read a paper entitled, " Incidents in the History of a Cape Cod 
To-.sii."' ')Vhile the (laper related to one of the towna (Harwich), it presented cen- 
tciiniil thoughts on Cape Cod as Ctmnected with the irieat events in tlie v\-orld"s 
history. He was followed by remarks from Frederic Kidder, Dr. William M. Cor- 
nell, and the Rev. Edaiund F. >lafter. Tlianks were voted to Mr. Bvuoks. 

Tlu- lilirarian re[iorc<'d tliat during November, 17 volumes, 6-1 pamplil.Ts, besides 
otii. r :'.;-ticli>.:, ha'i bcsa preseuied. ^ A letter irom Aaron D. Capcu relating to Li-j 
dmati.ja was read. 

J lie f'onespondinu' secretary reported letters accepting membership from tlie Hon. 
Jjhn B. D. Cog-weii of Yarmoath Port, M. Armand Guys of Boston, is resident, 



228 Societies arid their Proceedings. [April, 

and from the Rt. Rev. Alexander Grcgi^, D.D., of Galveston, Texas, and George A. 

Stookwell of P'jrl lluron, Mich., n> con'e-poiulini:; nioiiiber.s. 

Tlie liiKti)rio;-^r:v>litT vind moniriria! pkctiMies nt tlie fjliuwing: deceased nienr.hfrs, 
viz. : tlie Hon. lienry "\ViI*ui of Natick, tlic Hon. Henry P. Haven of Now I/.n' 
don, Ct., Samuel G. Drake of liuc^t'in, Wiili.iui I). Towne of Milford. X. H., Kii;ri, 
C Rolte. M.D., of F.oston, Goorire Baty iJlako of Brookline. JoIki \\'t!l> Parker i.t 
Boston, Salomon Alut^en of .\rnh"ni, Xetlierlands, Daniel F. Ciiild of Baston, the 
Hon. Gurdon Trumbull of Hartfurd, Ct., and Abel Ball, M.D., of Boston. 

RnODK-IsLAND HISTORICAL SoCIETY. 

Providence, Tuesday, D'Xcmlier 5, 1S7G. — A stated meotin? vra.s held in tlio Cabinet 
on Waterman Street, this evening at Ih o'cloek, the prcsideut, the Hon. Samuel G. 
Arnold, in the chair. 

The Kev. Edwin M. St^ne, the librarian, reported a large li=-t of donations. 

The Hon. Samuel G. Arnold then read a paper, entitled, " An Historical Sketch 
of the Town of .Middletown. R. I." 

Remark.-! ^vcre made by Prof. J. L. Diman and the Hon. Zachariah Allen, and on 
motion of the foruier, thanks were voted to Mr. A'-nold for his able hi=toriea! pajicr. 

Dcccmhrr 19. — A nieeting M-as held this evening. President Arnohl in the chair. 

Col. John Ward of Novi,- York read a paper on "The Life and Services of Gov. 
Saiiij'.l Vrurd cf Rh'.'dc I<Liiid," giving an intorestii;g account of the part taken by 
Gov. Ward in the events preceding and in the early iiart of the Revolutionary war. 
G'lv. Ward, wlio was tlie ari'-estoi of tlie author of the paper, died at Philadeloiua, 
March 2tj, 1776, while representing his state in the Continental Congress. William 
EUery was his successor. 

After remarks by Prof. "William Gammell, LL.D., thanks were voted to Col. Ward 
for hi-^ paper. 

The librarian reported a list of donations. 

January 2, 1877. — A meeting was lield this evening, President Arnold in the chair. 

Rev. Edwin M. Stone read a paper on " Rochambeau's Army in America." 

Remarks from vice-president Zacliariah Alien followed, and on motion of A. V. 
Jenks, the thanks of the society were voted to the Rev. Mr. Stone for his paper. 

January 30. — A meeting was held this evening. 

The Rev. Frederick Denisou of Westerly read a p>aper on the " History of tho 
Township of Westerly," supplemented with a paper upon "The Bivouac of Capt. 
John Mason." 

After '•emarks bv President Arnold, the thanks of the societv were, on motion of 
the Hon Seth Padelford, voted to the Re-. .Mr. Denisoo. 

Fchr-uary 1.3. — A meeting was held this evening at the usual time and place. 

The Hon. John Russell Bartlett read a valuable paper on "Arctic Geography," 
giving an account of the efforts made by navig-ators in search of a north-west pas- 
sage, and to reach the north pole, from the earliest times to the present day. 

Vice-president Allen a id President Arnold made .«ome remarks upon the subject, 
and, on motion of the former, thanks were voted to .Mr. Bartlett for his paper. 

The meeting was the largest held for some time. 

New London County Historical Society. 

New London, Monday, Noc. 27. — The annual meeting was held in the common 
council chamb'er in this city at 11 o'clock, A.M., the president the Hon. La Fayeite 
S. Foster in the chair. 

The president made a few appropriate and well-timed remarks relative to the deatli 
of the Hon. Heury P. Haven uf New London, and Jof-eph G. Lamb of Norwich, both 
members of the advisory committee. Remarks were also made by the Rev. Dr. 
Daggett, and suitable resolutions adopted. 

At twelve o'clock a recess was voted to hear the annual address by the Rev. 
Thomas L. Shipman, at the conference house of the First Congregational Church. 
The subject of t!ie add:e>s was " Reminiscences of Olden Times." Thanks vrere 
voted to the Rev. Mr. Shipman for his interesting " Reminiscences." 

The following IL-t of oiiicers for the ensuing year was elected unanimously : 

Presidtni — The Hon. L. F. S. Foster, of Norwich. 

Vice-Prciidenfs—Ths Hon. Charlos J. McCurdy, of Lyme ; Dr. Asiibel Wood- 
ward, of Franklin ; the Hon. F. B. Loomis, of New London. 



1377.] Societies and their Proceedings. 229 

Advisory Committee— Ti\c Rev. Oliver K. Uaa^ett. of New London ; the Rev. 
Ww.wu V. Anns, of Novvich ; tlio H((n. Williaiu il. Putter, of Mystic River; 
William H. Starr, of New London ; the Hon. John T. Wait, of Norwich ; tiie Kev. 
Tlionias L. Sliipman, of Jewett City ; the tlMnoralfk's Ualph \\'iit;L-l.^r of New L>n- 
d.>n, Iliolia'd A. Wheeler of 6tonIn;z:ton. J. P. L'. M.itiier of New Lon<ion, DaviJ 
A. Well.'^ of Norwieh, (.Tfori,^e W. Ciuddard of New London, Jolm W. t^tfdii.an of 
Norwich; Me<.-r.s. John C. Turner of Norwich, Jnhn W. L'rary of iStwuinirton, 
Henry 1. Gallup of North Stonington, Jaiues GriswolJ of Lyme, Ledyurd BiU of 
Lot^ton, Daniel l^e of New I-ondon. 

iyxretary — .Mr. William H. ^Stavr, of New Loudon. 

Treasurer — Mr. William il. Howe, of New London. 

The Kev. Dr. Arm?, one of the committee to whom, at the f^^rmer meeting of the 
fiociety, was referred the matter of determinin:.' the priority of the foundin<^ of the 
tirst Congregational church at New Londim and that of Norwich, reported in part, 
but in tiie ah-cnce of the other two members of the committee the society deferred 
action until a future meeting. 

The Historical SocnrrT of Delaware. 

Wilminqtnn, Dec. 1, 1S76. — The annual meetini;; was held this evening; at the 
rooms of the Society, the Kev. John Wilson, vice-president, presiding. Tbie follow- 
iug- uHicfrs for the ensuing year were elected, viz. : 

President — Hon. Daniel ^L Bates. 

Vice-Presidents— Vion. John P. Coracgys, Rev. John Wilson, Hon. T. F. Baj'ard. 

Recording S'.rretari/ — Josenh K. Waiter. 

Corresponding Secretary — Dr. L. P. Bush. 

Librarian — Dr. K. P. Johnson. 

Trcnsurer — Elwoo<i Garrett. 

Historirirjrapher — Hon. Leonard E. ^Yales. 

Directors — Kev. Fielder Israel, William D. Dowe, John H. Adams, Col. H. S. 
McComb, E. G. Bradford, Jr. 

After the transaction of the current business, Joseph R. "Walter, from tha com- 
mittee on revising the constitution, reported a draft which was considered and 
adopted, and the same committee was requested to prepare a code of by-laws. 

December 14. — The rooms of the Society were well filled this evening with a high- 
ly appreciative audience, to hear the litei-ary exercises of the annual meeting. 

President Bates announced the following standing committees for the ensuing 
year : 

•.* Library— Dr. R. P. Johnson, Elwood Garrett, Rev. W. J. Frost. 

Publications— Joseph K. Walter, Kev. F. Israel, ^V^ S. McCauUey. 

Biography — Hon. L. E. Wales, Rev. T. G. Littell, C. A. Rodney. 

Donations— Dr:. L. P. Bush, J. P. Wr.les, Thomas S. Bellah. 

Finance — Elwood Garrett, S, A. Macallisrer, Dr. A. U. Grimshaw. 

Chief Justice John P. Comegys read a valuable paper on the Early History of 
Delaware, for which the thanks of the Society were voted. 

Various donations were announced, after which the members and invited guests 
repaired to the Ladies' Bazaar, where they partook of the annual supper. 

The Virgixia Historical Society. 

Richmond, Friday, Nov. lil, 1876. — A meeting of the executive committee was held 
this evening, William Green in the chair. 

Ihe subject of a motto for the seal of the society was discussed, and several mot- 
toes were suggested ; but the sunji-ct was again refcired to the sub-committee who 
have had the matter under consideration. 

Robert A. Brock, the correspondinir secretary, read letters from Joseph Jucksoa 
Howard. LL.D., of London. Kng.. the Kev. Edwin A. Dalrymple, D.l)., of Balti- 
more, Md., and General Jamei McDunald. secretary of "the Comaionwealth of 
\ irginia. Gen. McDonald's letter enclosed one from Lucius E. Chittenden, of New 
lork, who writes : " I have a valuable almanac tor the year 1762, wtiich I think 
balonged to the Rev. William Douglas, an Episcopal clergyman, who settled ia 
<joochiand county. It is completely iiileu witii notes and memoranda of thj inos; 
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230 Xccrology of Hi'itorlc, Genealogical Society. [April, 

intero.'^ting character," &c, &c. llopi.s ■^•ore expressed tliat this might be obtainc-i 

fur t'lK; j'jCicl^ . 

A largo li.st of donation.s wore reported from gentlemen in vanoiiB part?: of the 
union and in Knaland. 

It vas aniioun.'f,! that Dr. I5acrby had prepared a lecture v.-ritten in his liappio-t 
vein, on " The Old Virginia ( ieutleinan," \y\\\dx he i>ropoFe- deliverinj^ in diHeront 
cities of the statj, the proceeds to he ajiplied to aid the proposed subscription for ilic 
erection of a iire-proof building for this society. 



NECROLOCxY OF THE XEW-EXGLAXD IITSTOrJC, 
GENEAEOGICAL SOCIETY. 

Prepared by the Rev. Samcel CeTLEK, Historiographrir of tLe Society. 

TIic Hon. Samtfj, Hooper, a life-member and benefactor of this Society, and at hh 
deatli ameuiber of Congress from the fourth Congve.-sional D:.-trict in Ma.-.aehusetts, 
died at his residence in^'Wasliington, D. C.,on Sunday morning, February 14, 1676. 
of pneumonia, aired fi7 vears 11 davs. 

lie was born in lUarbiehead, Iviass., Feb. 3, 1H03. His fother, John* Honp>.r, 
born Fel-". 177G, died Dec. U. ISol, was a descendant in the tburth mer.rTution lr..;,i 
Benry^ //oojjtr of Marhlehead, who m. March 11, IGDl, Mary Norman, througii 
ISathdniel,- and Robert^ wlio m. Mary In^alls {ante, xsii. 253). 

In the twofold aspect of merchant and legislator, Mr, Hooper leaves a conspicu- 
ous record among the prominent men of Ids time. As a merchantacd financier his 
course has been eminently successful. His educational advantages in early life were 
not larae, but he improved them, lie spent four years in a counting-rourn in Bu-^tun, 
and then represented the interests of his father (John Hooper) in voyai:cs to Ru.-;ia, 
Spain and tlie West Indies. In 1S32, the year of his marriage, he took up Ids re.-.i- 
dence in Boston, engaging in the China trade with the wt■ll-kno^f^ firm of Bi-yant. 
Sturgis & Co., witii whom he became junior partner. Ten years later he unireii 
with the house of William Appleton & Co., and upon the death of Mr. Appleton 
became the head of the firm, continuing its large and varied interests under tde ^!^m 
of S. Hooper & Co. As a director of the Merchants Bank, and as interested in the 
development of railroad enterprises, Mr. Hooper's name has also been prominent. 

In public life Mr. Ilooper has been honored in the contideaoe of tlie people of 
Boston : First, i'.i Lis election as a member of the Stare House of Representatives, in 
1851, and the two following years, wlien \\>- declined a reelection. In ISoShe served 
a sin<!:le term in the State Senate. His business engagements prevented iiis accept- 
ance of a reunmination. Second, in his election in 1661 to fill a vacancy in one ol 
the Boston districts caused by the resignation of the Hon. William Appleton. a 
member of the 37th Congress. He was sworn into oflice on Monday, Dec. 2, Isol, 
and by successive reelecti.jns continued in the House of Representatives till his 
death. He declined a reelection, so that ids congressional lire would huve closed 
by his own choice on the -Ith of March, 1875. ^For ten years Mr. HuOper was a use- 
ful and active member of the Committee on Ways and Means. 

In the organization of the committees of the 4-d Cungress, Mr. Hooper was made 
chairman oT the Committee on Banking and Currency. As he had given much 
thought to public finance, he entered intelligently upon his duties, and was prominer.t 
in shaping a policy made neccssiry by t'.ie exigencies of the war of the rebelliou, 
and in aidinir the Secretary of the Treasury in his plans. 

At the coir.roencement of the i3d Congre.-s, Mr. liji-ace Maynard wi'.s made chair- 
man of the Conuuittee im Banking and Currem-y, and Mr. Hooper was made chair- 
man of the Committee on Colna'^e, Weights rnd Measures. \\ ith In-; acoust auC'J 
fidelity he atteniled to the duties of his new p-sition. His reputati^'U was tliat "t 
an ethcient worker rather than a ready orator, although he was able to explain w.'t.i 
clearness and precision his re-isons tor the measures he advocated or opposed. He 
was industrious and UEOStentatious. 

Socially Mr. Hooper was hospitable and genial. Nor were the.-e traits C':nL't:e(J 
to men of his own party; for those holding diverse and Conflicting views were wel- 
come to his liberal board. 

He married Anne, dauglitcr of William Sturgis of Boston, June U, 1^2-2. i^■^■^ 
wife, two daughters and several ::randchildren survive. 

He was admitted a member, Feb. 16, 185b. 



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1877.1 NecTolorj]} of Historic , Genealogical Sociehj. 231 

The Hon. ALr.FUT Fearing, a life mcmhcr, died at his rthidence in Iliughnm, 
J! i.--., Miiy -1, 11^73, n.f^cd 77 yrs. 2 iiidh. I'j ils. 

Hewi'.s Itiirn in llini:!iivm on the ICtli .-f -Marcn, 17i)3. of hi;i,hly respectable parent- 
n^e. beini? tlu sun ol Jliiwko and Leah Fearing. His iiictlicr ^va^ a duiighciir ol tiio 
lirtc" Knock Lincoln. He wa.s educated at the public ecliool ul' \i\» native town. Tn 
his ininority he removed to ^Vurcestcr, Mats., and was ia the employ of his unelc 
Abraiiam Lini'oln, a noted ajictheiary in that town. On altaiiun;f liis m;i,ji)iity he 
returned to Hini^ham, and entered into bu-^iness with his older brother Daviil, under 
the tirni of ]). & A. FearinLi. At about the aL^u i,r thirty-live he came to i'o.-.Con, 
Rud establislud luni.-elf as a" .ship chandler, und^-r cho t^tyle of Albert I'Varini^ cc Co., 
Mr. Itaviii ^V'hiton bein;^ hie [lartner. In l^iA) tlie lirni v,as chanired to Ft.arini.^, 
Tliatcher^- \Vhiton, continuing; under this style until 1S.')7, when it became Fearing, 
Thatcher Jo Co. Tiiis co-partnership v\a.s dissolved Jan. 1, IbGcs, and Mr. Fearionj 
retired. . ... 

As a business man ^Ir. Fearing held a high position. Possessing superior busine.?.'* 
talents, iiis mercantile operations were successful. A= his means and business 
increased, he became identilicd with the Hinghain Cordage Company, the Lawrence 
Duck Company, and the factory at riyuioi'th, gaining in the progress of years uiuch 
wealth, and a'higli reputation as an upright nam and honorable niorehant._ 

As a'politician Mr. Fearing was well known, an(.l for many years gave his he arty 
Fupport to such men and measures as met his approval. He wat a Clay and Webster 
"Whig. He A>"as a member of the city and county committee in the celebrated and 
excitmg Harrison campaign of 1840. He was one of the electors ior President in 
18-lS. on the election of Zaehary Taylor. He was elected to the senate of Massachu- 
sctls'ln 1841. He was piv.-ideik of tlie ]5oston Port and Seamen's Aid Society, presi- 
dent of the " Children's xMissiou," and al-o pre>ident yf the " Honie for Aged .'\]en." 

In his native town his memory will be fragrant as uiie of the principal founders of 
the Hingham Agricultural and I'ortioultural Society. He gave .•sG,000 toward the 
building now occupied by that society, and contributed additional sums to defray its 
expensijs. He was also the iounder of the Hingham Fuldic Library, having given 
more than $30,000 to the building fund, and for the purchase- of bouks. 

Thus, in larger measure than is common with men of large means, he was his own 
almoner. He'enjoyed the luxury of duing good, with a purtinn of that with v,-iuch 
Gud had prospered him. And now that he has gone, we hnd he has devised, and as 
it would seem most judiciously, an unknown, but probably large amount for the 
Children's Mission, and other religious and charitalile purposes. 

Mr. Fearing leaves no family. He married Miss Catherine Gushing Andrews, 
dauchter of Mr. Thomas Andrews, wdio died before him. 

He was admitted to resident membership, ^lay 10, 1S47. 

Charles Douglas CLEvr:LAND, M.D.. of Boston, a resident member, was born at 
Royalton, Yt., Sept. 25. 1818 ; died in Hnst^jn, Nov. 20, IS75, aged 57. 

He was the sun of Jedediah and Harriet B. (Randall) Cle\eland. Part of his 
education was at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N. H. Subsequently he attended 
a course of medical lectures at Wuudstock, Vt. He began his profeesiunal life in 
Chester, Vt., wdiere he continued five years. He then removed tu Boston, ^lay 16, 
1846, and in this larger sphere was a successful practitioner in medicine until his 
death. 

" Dr. Cleveland," writes a friend, " is mourned by all who knew him; for as a 
friend as well as a physician his place can never be tilled in the hearts and homes 
where his kindly face'was always sought for to soothe the sick and suffering, and 
never in vain." 

He married Stella L. Deming. of Chester, Vt., in Dee, 1843. They had: I, 
Charles E., born in Chester, Vt., May 15, 1845, who died in Boston, Aug. .3, l'-^16 ; 
2, Frank i)., burn in Brandon, Vt., Feb. 3, 1851 ; 3, Lizzie T., also byrn in Brandon, 
Aug. 25, 18fi2. They, with their mother, are living. 

He was admitted to this society, April 20, 1658. 

JosircA PrTNAM Pre-stox, of Boston, a resident member, was the son of Capt. 
Joshua and Mrs. Sarah Augusta ( Wvman) Preston, and was born dune 20, i^\}^, in 
Hu.ston, wiicre bodied Dec 10, lb76,'au<d 6H. il,.- paternal grandlather was .Jjha 
Preston of Danvers. His maternal grandfather was Abijaii^ Wyman of Asiilcy, 
e-jn of Abijah-' of Lancaster (No. 124 "in Wynian genealogy, KtCiSTfR, iii. 37), who 
m. Abigail Smith, Aug. 8, 1744. 



232 Necrology of Historic, Genealogical Society. [April, 

Mr. Preston baa all his life been a citizen of Boston. He receivc-d his ediu-ution 
at tl;e IJostoii Latin ,Scliu(;I, an-l Icarnci his businoHS of th.,- f )niiei-ly Wfll-kn-jsvn lin'u 
of Hurtlett it fJrtwer. Ife turiK'd hi.s attfiiti'm to tiie iijami(a<:Cure uf fliornicals 
and soon becaMe one of tlio bc-st known chfuiistB in New Knirland. lie wa^ fijr 
many year.s tiic senior partner of the lioiLse of Preston & M-.-rrill, retirintr 1i-,,d, ij 
but a icw yetirs t^ince in ;,-oiisi'r|uenee of impaired health. As a business'' man he 
sustained tlie ciiaracter of a thoron-rhly Cunseienlioiis and uprijilit merchant and 
Dianufiieturer. To lii.s family he was a thou-htful and devoted Imsljand and fallier 
ever ready to Pacriiiee his own to otiiers' couifort. He leaves an ample fortune' 
acquired t)y loni; application to legitimate business, not by speeulatiou, in whieii he 
never indulged, and the bettor legacy of an unsullied reputation. 

Mr. Preston married Jiarah, dau. of Samuel and Lucv (Davi^) Somes of GIoucp- 
ter, iMass., by whom he had: 1, Samuel Somes; 2, "Uoralio Wyman; 3, Joshua 
Clarence. 

iliti membership in this society dates from Aug. 27, 1864. 

JoR.v Wells Parker, of Boston, a life member, was the son of Samuel and Euscbia 
(Moore) Parker, and was born April 21, ISOO, in Koxbury, Mass., where ho died 
Jiuie 3, 1875, aged (i6. 

He \vas a de.-eeadant in the 7th generation from SarnueV- Parker of Dedham and 
vyifo Sarah Uoliuan, through Nathaniel' and wife Mar^^'aret AViswel! ; Nutth' and 
wife Sarah Cummings ; Thomas* and wife Eunice Hammond ; Joseph^ and wife 
Eunice Carver; and Samuel^ (his father), b. June 3, 1777, d. June 9, 18:il. John 
"\\ ei!s^ Parker was married to Caroline Augusta Durant. at I'oxbury,' July L'l). JS51. 
by Kov. George Putnam, and had : 1, Frank Wells; 2,'A0r,ie iJi.raut ; Z, Jane Aii- 
gusta; \, Aliee Moore. TIjc two last named died in infancy. 

Mr. Parker had brothers: Benjamin F., born Nov, 21,"l810, died 18-14 : Joseph 
C, born Feb. 7, 1S13. 

Mr. Parker received a good practical education at the schools in Koxbury, includ- 
ing the Latin Sclnxd. Me then entered the service of Mr. William Davis, who car- 
ried un a mercantile bu&ineis in Boston. In 1653 he was with Mr. Enoch Train 03 
book-keeper, and remained with him until he gave uu business. Subsequently he 
held au office as assi-^ta.nt in the city treasury dei)artment of Boxbury, which he 
retained until the annexation of Koxbury to Boston. He then t,jok the pli'.ee of 
assistant treasurer and secretary in the Koxbury Institution forSavioTS, which ofSces 
he held until five weeks before his death. ° 

Mr. Parker was one of the founders of the Prince Society, and its treasurer for 
jSve years, from its organization in IS58 to 1S63. He was a member of th^ old 
Norfolk Guards and was clerk of the company under Captains Spooner and Gibbs. 
Of the Koxbury AtheusDuui he was treasurer, and v\as alsc a devoted officer of the 
Koxbury Charitable Society. 

He was admitted a member of the society, Feb. 10, 1851. 

Jasper Hazex York. M.D., of Dover, N. H., a life member, was born in Lee. 
N. H., Feb. 27, 1816 ; died in Dover, N. H., April 7, 1674, aged 58 years 1 month 
10 days. 

He was the fifth child and third son of John and Ptebeeca Stevens (Dur"-in) York. 
About two years after his birth his father removed to Kochester, N. II. ''llis early 
advantages for an education were limited to the district school for about three 
months in the year. Asa boy he manifested a taste for studv, and, as he "-rew 
older, feeling het^hould not be content to si)end his life on a "farm, he deeide^l. if 
possible, to fit himself for tiie medical profession. A part of his [trelirainary studies 
were at Phillips Academy, Exeter. He studied medieine with Dr. Cahin Cutter in 
Dover, N. 11. ; subsequently with Dr. John C. Warren, and at the Harvard MediV.il 
School, Boston. He was a graduate of that school, Au^r. 23. 1813. In October, the 
eame year, he commenced tlie practice of medieine in' South Eioston. His success 
was soon as--ured, and from that time his practice rapidly increased. lie at once 
became distinguished as a surgeon, and was noted ft>r his clear insight and excellent 
judgment in diagnosis. 

In 1851 his profes?ionaI calls were so great, and his labors so exhaustin'', as to 
impair his genera! health. From the prostration iie never fully recovered, fn I85fi 
he g-ave up his practice in South Boston, and returned to his old hi^me in Koeher-ter, 
N. H. The two following years his health had eo far improved that he returned to 
South Boston to resume his practice, and to find that the rest of two years had not 
given him power to endure the exhaustive labor of his city work. His bu^inesd 



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1877.] Xccrology of Historic^ Genealogical Societg. 233 

incrcaseil, but his streni^tb fliileJ, so tliat in 1863 he again left Boston and went to 
]!over, X. II. 

In M;iy, 1SG4, he entorefl the service of the United States as actm? assistnnc sur- 
ccon, U.S.A. He wa.-; stiitii)ned at Fairfax Seminary, and Judiciary S.iuure 
hospitals, in all ahout sis nioiuii-;. UiMjn leavini; the tervice he retiu-ned to Boston, 
nnd then lo Dover ■v\here he re.^ided till his death. 

Dr. York ^\•as marked hy a str.^nir intellect, hy fine literary and .ceicntific tastes. 
He was a i,'reat reader and dee]) tlunker. His inliueuce ^vas pu.-:itivc. He was a man 
of decided"' opinion'^, who had hi-^ enemies as widl as frieiuls. Of a warm-ljearted, 
genial temj^erament, he was a hivorite witli his ass.>eiates. He was a tlioroiigh 
anti-?lavery man, and used his money and his inllnence lur the reliel of the duv/n- 
trodden and oppressed. Ho manifested his interest in education by servin;? on the 
school committees in Kcstun and Dover, where his usyiol .-ervices were so marked as 
as to inspire confidence and carne-tness araon^^hhs associates. 

He married, July 5, ISGO, Mary Elsie Watts, of South Boston, who, with a 
daughter born about 18GB, survive hirn. 

He was admitted a member, March 2, 1857. 

AvnriJTvs- Toiv.vjend nALL,E*q.,a life member and benefactor, -was born in Boston, 
on Hanover near Cross Street, An;;. 30, ITUS. He died at his residence, 67 Beacon 
Street, Boston, Nov. '22, 1S75, aa;ed 77. , . , 

Mi-. Hall reixived his early education at the Eliot Grammar School. At his grad- 
uation he received, then anion:: the first is;-:ued, the Fnniklin medal, which sives 
evidence of his youtliful abilicv'and industry, and which even in his later years lie 
hii^hiv prized. He bci:an his business life as clerk in tlie wholesale crockery store of 
Mr. Michael :\Iellen, on Merchants Bow. At the age of twenty-two he began business 
in his own name. • 

In February, ISIG, he retired from the crockery trade, built several vessels, and 
purchased others, which were employed in the East India and South American busi- 
ness. Before the war of the rebellion a considerable number of his vessels were 
engaged in cotton transportation. For the last five years, having disposed of his 
shippinii interests, he was occupied as a representative of the different compa- 
nies witli which he Wcis connected. In 1831 Mr. Hall was chosen a director in the 
Tremont, now Treniont National Bank, and, in IS-U, its president, which oiEce hs 
held until aeath. Fur fortv years past he has very acceptably filled the o/Tice of trea- 
eurer of the Xew England Glass Company. He has been president of two manufac- 
turing companies, and a director in other manufacturintj and insurance conioanies. 
He ^^•as also an active and strung friend of the Sailors' Snug Harbor, in which cor- 
ponition hi held the ofHce of director. , , - i 

Mr. Hal' s success in the variety of business engagements through his long life, 
humanly speaking, is due, if we rightly apprehend his characteristics, to his ^un- 
tiring industry, his methodical arrangement of time, his remarkable punctuality, 
his good judgment in planning, his energy in executing his engagements, and his 
courteous and upright dealings with all men. 

Mr. Hall leaves a widow, and one child, the wife of the late Mr. Monroe, of the 
firm of John Munroe & Co., bankers, Paris, France. 

He was admitted a member, Dec. 30, 1871. 

The Hon. Benjamin Pomerot, a corresponding member, admitted March 5, 1859, 
wa::; bo'-n Nov. 2, 1818, in Nortli Stonington, Conn. He was a descendant in the 
seventh seneration from Eltwood or Eltwred'^ Pomcroij (the first of the family in 
New England, who landed at D^jrchester, Ma.^s., in 1630, but soon after removed to 
Windsor Conn., and in 1673 died in Northampton, Mass.), through Mcdad," Jo- 
s-'pk,^ Benjamin* Elihu,^ and Benjamin^ his father. His educational a'ivantagea 
Were good, and his father, himself a prominent lawyer in New London county, in- 
tending him for the bar, fitted him for college ; but his inclinations at that tims 
Were opposed to the profession, thouixh in after life he often expressed his reu^et 
that his father had not insisted on thTs course. So strong, however, was his desire 
f'.ir a mercantile life, that, at the aire of sixteen, a clerkship was obtained for him 
with Amos Shefrield of Saybwuk, Conn. Soon after Cumins: of age, he became a 
«-!erk in the wholesale dry-i,oods house of Browning & Co., New York. In lS-13 he 
went into tliat business with Benjamin F. Browning, under the firm of Browning k 
Pouu-roy. This partnership was dissolved in 1318. In June of the same year he 
married Mary Josephine Bulkley, dau. of Capt. Andrew and Mrs. Sarah (Dimon) 



'2M Necrolofjy of Historic, Genealogical Society. [April, 

Ba!k.;IeyorSoutIiport, Ct. (see Chapman's Bulkeley Genealogy, pp. 209 and 231), and 
*?-iM "'? '^'"^ !r-i,unce in tliat place. In \>s2, li.j l.icauie a jiinioi- [)artrier in the !irii! 
• ^ , V';'*v"^ Davids ic Co., manufuctiTn'is of ink, >.:-tlinic-\va.K. waters and mufila-o, 
lu wliica he made many .succet^sful experiincnt.i and inipnivenipnts. On the hreakuc' 
out ut the late war ho took an active part in politics, and in Ihtili was elected i)y the 
republicans a representative, and in 1865 a state senator, liis lieaith iailing him 
about tins time, he was ohliired to give no busincs.-^, and tried various renit;dii':) 
vritiiont hencht. In October, 1S60, he saih-d. acconipani.-d hv a physician, fur the 
Island of St. Croix, West Indies. Here he died on the 'l-itXx o"f Deceniher, a^rtd 4>f. 
Hg, was a rnan of strict inte;rrity, of decided views on all subjc-ts with which he 
was acquainted, yet jKilite and perHua-^ive in ciminunicatinir them toothers, lli« 
public spirit and Lcenerosity are well attested hv many public improvements in his 
own town. _ lie was greatly interested in genealn:,Mc,il and hi-torical rescarehcs. 
Hekdt a_ widuw and three children, nanieiv : Benjamin, the writer of the sketch 'A 
which this 13 an abstract; Josephine Bulk/ey, wiio dird Oct. 10, IbG-S ; and Mar^/ 
Frances. > j j 




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Mar3' wuvis ',uiua,or JKoxhury, „uu vid- uinn i^eu. -.i. iou/,;uiu mru ^iiii. ij, looi. 
iihe was the daughuer of Samuel and Sarah (Mears) Guild of Koxbury. In tlie Iv.-a 
*^v,-i r ^^^^^' ^"' ^■^' '° ^^''^"^ measure coiit[>ensated, in the kind attentions ot his 
chddren, two daughters and th.-ee sons, who were a source of common happin-.ss in 
iis later years. The eldest, Mary Louisa Everett, horn May 27, I'-lll ; m. F'-unoi.s 
iiush. 2, Franklin David, b. Nov. 24, 1842. is Superintend.^nt of the llinkiey 
\Vorks 3. George Frederick, b. Aug. 9. 1S44 ; m. Alice Ilunnewe':! of Br. -kiine, 
>Jl^'', '.f^'^- ^' ^^'liiLiei Guild, b. July 21, 1849. 5, Sophia, b. June 3, 1^.33; m. 
Charles ilarback. of New York, June 7,' 187G. 

Mr. Child was favored v>-ith a common Boston school education. His immediate 
surroundings made him familiar with trade an.l business transactions, in widid. he 
was generally successful, enabling him to deal liberally, satisfactorily, and even 
gciierously in all cases. He was reticent with regard to the pecuniary aflii's of 
others as well as his own; but, when required, ^ave a frank and candid replv w:;!ch 
could always be relied on. Ever willing to reward to tlie uttermost, he would s..oner 
go oyer the mark than be charged with injustice. Tenacious of his opinion, and 
nrm in his protest against public wl•on:,^ he was, in his private relations, t!ie mo^t 
genia! of men. Thus an even and tranquil life was his lot, and the regard of his 
tellov,--men his reward. 

Mr. Child was treasurer of the " Boston Locomotive Works," and for fortv-two 
^t^jr f '"-"^'^/'•' of t'lat and the several corporations wduch succeeded it, namely, the 

llinkleyand Williams Locomotive Works," and the present '• Hinkley I.ocoiaotive 
Works. He had naturally a mechanical mind, wnich iu;iined iiim to this empljv- 
ment^. In the.se and in other trusts committed to him it is presumed he gave entire 
satisfaction, in view of his characteristic integrity and intelligence in^ pecuniary 
matters. ° i •> 

He was admitted a member, April 9, 1870. 

Abel Bali., M.D., resident member, of Boston, was born at Northboro', Mass., 
Dec. ^ IblO. He died at Philadelphia, Nov. 3, 1676. a'^ed 65 

He w-as a descendant in the 8th generation from John' Ball (said to be from Wilt- 
shire, Eng.), who with two sons settled in \Vatert.,wn, Mass., wherj he d. in ir..-,.3; 
through 7t>/m-oiW.; John? oi VVatertown and Cuncjrd, b. 1314, m. S.^rah Bal- 
lard; Jani's* uf Uatertown and Northboro', b 1070. m. Eii-bsth "^is-s- Jcmes," 
$i Vu? .• ^^'H' Siephrn,^ of N., b. 1733, m. .Mary F.^irbacko; and Jr. SL.vha^ of 

'ri^^i '"■''''' ^'^''^ "^- ^^'''''^ Lincoln, of Hin-,d;am. 

Dr. Ball studied medicine with his futher in Nortiiboro', Ma^;s. He recdved the 
degree of .M.J. from Bowdoin College in 1837. .sinco which he hcs been m the 
practice of d-ntistry. He marri-^d Elizabeth R. (.diild. 

Ine <ii>it'i '^r Dr. Ball was very .ieiden. He was on a vi^it to Plaladelohia, and 
ma attended the Centennial Exhibition during the day, and, on his reciirn to t!ie 
L-lobe lljcel, he fell dead in the wash room in the act of putting his hand to the 
water laucet. ine cause oi hiis death was disea.se of the heart. 



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1876,] Necrology of Historic, Genealogical Society^ 235 

His relative anj fiitnd, Mr. Isaac Child, says of him ; " His reputation for skill 
in lii.1 pror^.-.-ion va.s vo'-v hi:^h. lie, was truly a man whoui to know was to love. 
lie lia.'i a iieart as tender a? a ctiild'H, and liis syniiratliies were ever ready to fi..w 
out to every ore who reeded them. Mis amiableand atlectiunate nature buund lii.s 
friiuds to liim in the «tron;i.:--t ties, and deep and universal will be the mjurnin^,' fur 
Lici sudden and unexpected departure." '^ 

He was admitted a member, Nov. 4, loG5. 

Hon. James C.RF.fioRy. of Marblehead, Ma.^'., a resident member, was bnrn in 
Marbhiheicd, (Jet. 21, 1700, and died in that town, with wlu»sc history and interests 
all his lite had been connected, Oct. 7, lb7l, aired 77 yrs. 11 mos. 10 dn. He wan of 
En^i^lish descent, hi.s ance^tiu-r* t^ectHni,^ in Le\crly, Alase. ; his mother wa.s tho 
dauii^hter of Tlioma.s and 3Iar. (Elli.s) Hooper. 

Mr. (ire^'ory married: I. in June, Ih-Jt, Mrs. Grei;;orv (widow of his brother 
Joseph), who died in 1S.31. -2, in July, 18.J9, Mrs. Mary iJrown, of Salem, widow of 
C'apt. Robert Brown. By his first wife he had nine children, s-even of whom .survive 
him. 



In briefly tracing the euccfssful and useful life of Mr. Greirory. we find that in 




As.sociation of Salem. 

In his early manhood he vv-as one of tlie pioneers of the .shoe business In his native 
town, and such was the scrupulnus honesty, the characteristic enertry, and eseeed- 
ing care with which he coudueted the business, that tliose able to judse considered 
It the pecuniary misfortune of his life that he withdrew from it priur tu the pi<r-:per- 
0U3 times tliat came with later days. During these years, he was a memU^r of ihc 
Board of Selectmen, and held vari'.ms offices oV trust in town atiairs. For two terms 
he was C.jllector of the Customs for Marblehead and Lynn. Subse.jiientiy he ixrire- 
Fented Marblehcad in the Holisc of Representatives, and afterwards, Es-e\ Coiin^y 
in the Senate of Massachusetts. For forty years he lield a commi^sioii as Xotary 
Public, and Justice of the I'eace, during a portion of the time as a trial Justice • his 
impartiality and integrity, tempered with kindness, being dietinguished characteris- 
tics. During these years he also acted as agent for claims,' his bu^in-.-s beini>- 
largely extended, and involving a vast amount"of correspondence. To thiVmay he 
added a large proportion of the Probate business of the town, the drawing- of deer's 
and of wills. = - - > 

His intercourse with his feUow citizens was characterize! by probity above su';- 
picion, great industry, a remarkable intellectual activity nd rare conversiitional 
powers. They knew him as one who, to his pecuniary bss, strove with men as the 
patient peacemaker, whom the Saviour of men pronounced '" ble.ssed." Tliey knew 
him as the tender friend of the many poor widows and fatherless ones in their 
afflictions. 

In his family and social relations, he was a most tender and affectionate husband 
father, and friend, attending to the minutest wants of each and all. " ' 

Surrounded by a sorrowing tamily, as the end of life's labors drew nio-h • slowly 
and painlessly and fearles^sly he passed into and through the dark valle\~. declann'T 
his trust in the atoning blood of Jesus as his Saviour— thus enteriijn' into Eest 

Admitted to membership, Jan. 9, 1860. '^ 

William Elkavah Doggett, Esq., of Chicago, TIL, a correspondin "■ member, was 
born in Assonec ^ lUage, Freetown. xMass., Nov. 20, 1820 ; died at Palatka, Florida, 
April 3, 10,6, aired 55 yrs. 4 mos. 6 ds. 

In the paternal line he was a descendant in the eighth generation from— 1, Thomas^ 
Uog-ett, of Marshfield, who married, Aug. 17, 11^54, ttie widow of John Chillin-r- 
jvoith ; through John,- Tnomas,^ Thomas.-* Son-on,^ Thojaas,^ E/kanahJ his fath-"^ 
<Jn the maternal side he was a descendant, in the eiirhth generation, from Dr 
^mueP- Fuller, of the Ship May Flower ; whose son, thc^Rev. Samuel,- was the tirsf 
minister of MiddleSwro', whnse granddaugliter, Joanna* Fuller, was married to 
Ih. mas Doggett, Dec. 11, ITCd. 

Mu^^' ^''S'-^^^^ ^'^^^ t'"^ junior member of the firm of Ward & Doggett, Chica-n) in 
If n t> ^^ ^^™ ^^5^ changed in 1W52 to Ward. Do-irett & Co., oil' the admission of 
Ji- i>. Bassett, and so remained till 1557, when, bylihe death of JMr. Ward, D H 



236 Booh Notices. [April, 

Hills became a member of the house, unuer the style of Dngirett, Bag.sctfc & IliH. 
Tlmsfl'i' thirty ytp.rs lit* Ir.vl been iiriminont in tlie Bhoc and leather business uf 
Chicago, 
His iiienibership in this society dates from April 29, 1605. 

Joshua Perklvs Converse, Esq., of Woburn, Mass., a resident member, wan 
born iu Woburn, Dee. 16, 1814, and died there, March 10, 187G, a^'ed 61 yrs. 3 inon. 

He was a de-ccndanc. in the fcjurth i^eneration, from JosialO- and Sarah Ei:an% . 
Concersf, throui:;h Josi'i/i- and Hepzibah Brooks ; Joshua,^ his father, who m. Pbcbo 
Perkins, November, 1806, at W'ohurn. 

Mr. Converse had been a life-long resident of the town of Woburn, and di.-l 
suddenly of epilepsy — a disease to which he had been suljcct in youth, and which 
had returned to trouble him, a few years prior to !iis death. He was a yraduato at; 
Brown University in 1811, and wat^ a member of botii t!ie Middlesex and Suffolk bars. 
He was of the Ih-m of JMe^srs. Converse & Kelley, counsellors-at-law in tiie city of 
Boston. He filled many positions of trust and honur in Woburn, and was one of 
the most respected citizens of the town, flis father died a few years since, at the 
great age of 101 years. 

He was admitted to membership, Feb. 21, 1859. 



BOOK NOTICES. 

Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Societij. Volumes If. and III. — Fifth 
Series. [Being Vols. I. and II. of the Belknap Papers.] Published at the charge 
of the AppletoD Fund. Boston : Published by the Society. M.DCcc.Lixvu. 
[8vo. pp. sx. and 500, viii. and 461.] 

Letters and Docv/iunis relating to Slavery in Massachusetts. Edited, with a Preface 
and Notes, by Charles Deane. Repriu'.ed from the Collections of the Massachu- 
setts Historical Society. Cambridge: Press of John Wilson i Son. 1877. [Svo. 
pp. ii. and 375-442. twenty-five copies printed.] 

English literature is peculiarly rich in the published correspdhdence of scholars 
and cultured men and women. Unlike formal treatises on such subjects as law, 
Bcience, history and art, it is governed by no rigid rules of style or construction. It 
is sufficient in this respect if the ordinary code that regulates the intercourse uf well- 
bred and friend iy people be observed. This kind of writing is but another mode of 
conversation ; and those elements that often best serve to interpret spoken language 
and impart to ii its distinctive charm, — the varying tones and intlections ol the 
voice, the play of features, and all that goes to make up the individual manner, — 
naturally find their corresponding expression in the free exchanire of written 
thoughts and feelings between persons of kindred tastes and pursuits. When we 
come to read such communications, if we know enough of the writers' character 
and surroundings, and enough of the history of their times, we are able to plai,e our- 
selves in close relations to tliem, and to enter into their spirit. 

If this kind of literary intercourse is not already in the catalogue of " lost arts," 
there is reason to fear that it is being rapidly superseded by other arts. The 
newspaper, the review, and other issues of the periudical press, cheap postal facili- 
ties and the telegraph, have wrought va.st changes in the character and extent of 
such private correspondence. It is not reasonable to suppose that these causes will 
cease to operate in this respect. In proportion, therefore, as we realize this fact, wo 
shall the more fully appreciate the treasures we now have and the little that may 
be in store for us. 

To this cla>s of writings belongs the chief part of these two volumes of letters, 
being the conespondence between the Rev. Jeremy Belknap, D.D., the " Historian 
of New Hampshire " and principal founder of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 
and Ebenezcr Hazard, Esq., whose " Historical Collections," in two volomec, b-.ar- 
ing his name, are lamiliarly known and in constant use. 

The first letter of the series bears date 29 January, 1779, and it is supposed that 
their acquaintance began about this time, when probaiily Mr. Hazard v.as on a 
visit to New England in his official capacity as surveyor of post-roads and otlices. 
He was already engaged ia making his collection of original papers illustritive 



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Booh JVotices. 237 



cf tfift early hi^^tory oF the colonies, anil Dr. Belknap was known to be preparing 
':'-; Hi«foiy. TlK\y were t.ntli in scaruh of th'j •^[wnv. s'-attfTcd and precious iiiucerial. 
This vaH the mai^net thjit drew them to::erher, ar.d their ac^uaiiitanco soon ripen- 
cd into relations of friendship and oonfidenci;. 

When Dr. L'elknap entered upon the ciiieC literary labor of liis life, there was not 
in all the colnnies what <-7e should now rc,::;ard as a <;oud workin:^ library. Ic is not 
known that there was a sin;j;le historical society in the land : the colonial archives were 
in a chaotic state : many of the nio'^t iniportant d>jcuinents atid manuscripts were 
held in disi)ersi.d and, to a i^reat extent, in unknown private iiands. ilo was then 
settled in Dover, N. II., and with his family livin;,' upon a email salary. The people 
were absorl^ed in, and distressed by the war. All means of communication wc-re 
glow, uncertain and costly. Books were a forbidden luxury to a country clerf,'y- 
man thus situate I, and to employ paid copyists was quite out of the quehtii»n. 
In view of these (acts we may in some dei^ree estimate the appallini^ difficulties Dr. 
Ik'lknap encountered in the prostcution ot his literary labors. That he accomplished 
60 much as he did, will forever be a cause of marvel. 

These difficulties, the anxieties and perplexities incident to his labor, and the 
steps of his jirogress to the end are revealed in these letters. His correspon- 
dent had ampler means, and was enterprising, ubiquitous, and inquisitive. The. 
latter was a very different man from the IlisCariaa in both natural and acquired 
abilities, but he was a man of affairs. It is obvious, therefore, ttiat his friendship 
and cooperation could not fail of being helpful ; and these letters prove such Uj have 
been the fact. 

The whole correspondence is entertaining and valuable. Did ppace permit, we 
pbould be gliid to particularize some features uf it, and call attention speciiilly to 
such parts as seem to us to throw new liglit on n^ it a few interesting subjects. These^ 
however, the reader will doubtless see for himself. 

Appended to this corresj^ondenoe are more tlian fifty pages of letters and documents 
which_ chiefly relate to slavery in jNIassachusetts. In IT'Jd, when the question of 
emancipation was engaging the attention of the people of Virginia. Judge St. George 
Tucker of that state addressed a series of relevant inquiries to Dr. Belknap. The 
latter opened a correspondence with several of the most eminent and Ijest informed 
citizens of Massachusetts, soliciting infurmation and opinions to be used by him in 
his reply. .Most of the answers to these letters have been preserved, and are here 
printed for the first time. They are important in several respects. A few copies of 
these letters and documents relating to slavery have been issued in a separate form. 

These volumes are handsomely brought out, under the editorial supervision of a 
committee of which Dr. Charles Deane is chairman. He has furnished appropriate 
introductory remarks and foot-notes. 

It only remains to congratalate the Massachusetts Historic al Society on its having 
acquired these Papers. This tinal disposition of them could not but be agreeable to. 
Dr. Belknap and to Mr. Hazard were they still living. A. H. IIoyt. 

Takott Pedigree in England and America, from 1558 io 187fi. Compiled by S. V. 
T.\LcoTT. Albany: Weed, Parsons & Company. 1876. [8vo. pp. 316. Index.] 

A Genealogical Record of the Corliss Family of America; including Partial Records 
of some of the Families connected hi; Intermarriage ; am-^tig ivhich are those of 
Neff\Hutchins, Ladd, Eastman, Rnby, Ayer, Kingsbury, Merrick, Haynes, Messer, 
George, Hastings, Bailey. Davis, Dustin, Pa/tee, Hinds, ^c. Also, Notes on the 
Corlies Family. First Edition. Compiled from Public and Private Records by 
AcGCSTCS W. Corliss, assisted by Mrs. Betsey Ayer and Mrs. Margaret H. 
Webster of Haverhill, Mass. Yarmouth, Maine : 18^5. [Svo. pp. 337. Index.] 

A Genealogy of Samuel Allen of Windsor, Connecticut, and some of his Descendants. 

By WiLLARD 6. Allen Boston: Privately Printed. 1876. [Svo. pp. 

76. Index. Price, ,-52.] 

Jones Records. Nathaniel and Rachel (Bradford) Jones, Ipswich, Mass.^ and some 
qf their Descendants. A Help to Family History. [18mo. pp. 7.]. 

The first named book contains the result of more than forty year^i research, and, 
what is mere, of siKcessful research ; for the author cot only has been able to give 
a very full list of the American Talcotts, but to cijonoot tliem with the English family 
'Jt_ the name, and to trace tlif-m for several generations in that country. A branch 
;1.- ^^.^^''^^^^i^-'kshire family of Talcot settled in Colchester, in Essex, as early as 
*^-^, irom which w;is de-ronded John Talcot, who emigrated to New England in- 
Vol. XXXI. 21 



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23S Booh JSTotices. [AprIK 

1632. From him all of the name in this country are sup^wsed to be desoen'l.-i. 
He was uneof tin; Rev. Mr. Ilnukcr'.s eoinixmy, wliich settleJ tirst at Cainl>ri'l-..-, 
and urtci'ward.s reuioved witii him to llurttord. 

Tlie portion uf tiiis hi>v>!c devoted to the'l'ilcots in En:;land contains the wills <,f 
Pereral of tlie ancestors ul thi- einiirrant. Tlie work is clearly arranized, and hesid.s 
beiny eiiihellislu'd witfi portraits and other en^ravitii^s has many foldin;^ tabular 
pedii,'rees inter8persed, thus enablin;; uoe to see at a ^'•lanee the relationship of tlie 
diflereut individuals to eacii other. The tyiioi^ruphical execution is cxeellenl. 

A very limited edition, only sixty-two co;)ies, of the Corliss genealogy, the second 
book wiio3e title appears ab ive, has been printed, to preserve from the chance (d' 
loss the sjenealoijical material which Cape. Au^u6tus W. Corliss, U.S.A., the 
author, and others have been many years colleetins:. Iti 18-21, Ephraim Corlis.^ 
(b. 17rt-2, d. I808) of Haverhill, Mass., havinir many fanuly papers and a taste lor 
geneal.i^y, bei^an a re-ord of this family, which after his de-.ith was continued ')y 
Mrs. Betsey (Corliss) Aver of the .same place. In 1H(>8, Capt. CVtrlisa, who kncv 
nothing of what had been done in this line, commenced hia researclies, and ha.s Ci^n- 
tinued them under unusual difficulties, chieOy from the change of station by the 
regiment to wliich he belongs. '' Began in (leorgia, the work," he states, " has been 
carried on in North and Sjuth Carolina, Dakota. Montana and Nebraska, and was 
completed in far-ofi' Arizona, Many of the pages were prepared after long marches 
in the wonderful Yellowstone countr}', durinir the Yellowstone Expeditions of 18T-2-3, 
or at the Spotted Tail Indian Agency on White Earth River, Dakota, in ISTJ " 
The precjs-wurk of the volume was perfjrmed on a small hand-pres."? at Camp .Mc- 
Dowell, Arizona. 

Tlie author deserves great credit for his performance, which would do credit if 
executed under more favorable circumstances. He wishes new material and correc- 
tions of this volume addressed to him at Yarmouth, Cumberland County, Maine; 
as it is his intention to prepare a second edition. In case no other edition appears, 
hi3 note-books, memoranda, &c., are to be deposited with the New England liisioric, 
Genealogical Society. 

The early generati«;;ns of the Allen gcneilogy, appeared in the Register for Octo- 
ber last. Mr. Allen has added tlie later generations, tliereby greatly extending the 
work, and besid''S an index, has added an appendix of wills and other documents, 
with some genealogical matier rel_ative to the Cleveland family. He has made au 
attractive book. 

The Jones Records are by the Rev. Augustine Caldwell of Ipswich, the author of 
the Caldwell genealogy, noticed in the Register for July, 1874 {ante, xxviii. 356). 
This pamphlet is probably a reprint of a newspaper article, and the title deseribea 
its contents. ' J. W . De^n. 

The True Bhie-Laws of Connecticut and T^cw Haven, and the False Blue-Laws 
of, invented bi; the R^c. Santuel Peters, to which are added Specimens of the Laws 
and Judicial Proceedings of other Colonies and some Blue-Laws of England tn 
the Reign of James 1. Edited by J. 1I.\.mmond Trumbull. Hartford, Conn. : 
American Publishing Company. 1876. [12mo. pp. 360.] 

In A.D. 1781, the Rev. Samuel Peters, a native of Connecticut, and at that 
time a political refugee from his enraged countrymen, found a printer in Lon- 
don for his " General History of Connecticut," in which he forged his so-called 
". Blue-Laws" of the New Haven Colony. He could not successfully contend against 
a mob, or a whole community hostile or violently patriotic, but he could write and 
print a libel. This he did to some purpose and effect; for, from that day to tl;e 
present, Peters's fal.^e and burlesque history of his native State has held its own 
against exposures and refutations repeatedly made on the highest authority and in 
the most public manner. Grave and stately historians, poets, rhymslers and 
pamphleteers, orators "on the stump" and orators of the lyeeum, lawyers before 
juries, and retailers of old and new jokes in Europe and in America, have persisted 
in giving renewed life to the malicious falsehoods and silly caricatures published by 
the revengeful, exasperated and mendacious Peters. And so we fear it will continue 
to the end ot Time ; for it .seems to be a law of human nature to inherit and per- 
petuate historical Error, wliich is one of the persistent Forces of the spiritual World- 

But if this old and senseless slander of the New Haven Colony and her ancient 
laws shall continue to live, it will not be the lault of the loyal children of Connec- 
ticut, The Kingsleys, father and son, have ably and thoroughly exposed the utter 



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faii>ity (tf Pctftrs's History. Now Dr. Trumbull puts his rerutation into a shape that 
i. lil;c!y to havo ereatiT publi.jity. He liis pritUeil the laws of the CoiirieotiL'ut and 
New liaven L'oloiiics ns tiiey aetually \v<,'re, side by side witli Peters'e ful.-e " blue- 
laws," so tliat ;i!l liiay sec the striking ciintr:»st. He has done more: lie haa 
"carried the war into Africa," by siiowiii'^ tiie character of the cunteiupwrary laws 
of other American coluuies and of England ; fruiii wiiich exhit)ic ic may !>e seen tliat 
Qt that period tlie peuple uf CunnecUcut were n)\vi-e Its.j intellii;ent, Icbs liberal 
or less humane tlian tiieir conteuipijraries in Europe or America. Certainly uo 
American viio makes or sliall make even the slii^htest pretence to candor and intel- 
ligence or to a decent respect fur tiie opinion of well informed people, can aiford to 
diiiime himself by repeating "Sam Peters." 

We should add that the editor of tliis volume has also furnished an Introiluction, 
which of itself i? a valuable as well as interesting bibliographical and historical ac- 
count of the subject. a. n. n. 

Reminiscences of a Long Ministry. A Serinon preached before the " Conference of 

Congreyatioivd Churches in yorlhcrn New London Cminty, and the 'Viciniti;.''' 

By Ker. T. L. J?ai!'i.'AX, an ex-Pastor of the Congregitional Church in Jewett 

City, June 28, 1(376. 2\or\vich : Bulletin Company Print. 1376. [8vo. pp. 27.] 

Not the least interesting and useful discourses are such sermons as this by the 

venerable and honored Mr. Siiipman. They often contain iidormatiun that would 

otherwise fail to be preserved, and which serve as material fur future bi.Jirraphical 

and histurical compiiations. \'>'e cannot have too many of them, and we ieel deeply 

grateful to every aged clergyman who commits to paper and to type the remiuio- 

cences of his sac.-ed calling.^ A. h. u. 

The Founders of Maryland as portrayed in Manuscripts, Provincial Records and 
Early Documfats. By Rev. Ei«Vv-ard D. Neill, A.li., author of " English Culo- 
nizatian in America," " Virginia Company ot London," •• Terra Marlii2,' " Fair- 
faxes of England and America," " History of Minnesota," etc. " Ncc falsa di- 
cere, nee vera reticere." Albany : Joel Mun^ell. 1S7G. [8 vo. pp. 11^4.] 
We have had repeated occasions to notice Mr. Neill's contributions to our early 
colonial history; and the readers of the liECiSTKR have had frequent opportunities of 
becoming acquainted with the fruits of his industrious arid sharp-sighted research. 
lie has devoted special attention to the early history of Maryland and Vircdnia, as 
will be observcil by a glance at the list of his publieations. Tiie principal "merit of 
these Works is that they are mainly occupied -with original documents or records. 
This kind of historical matter is generally of the highest value. Well autlienticated 
and accurately transcribed original papers, drawn from foreign or domestic depu&i- 
tories, ill .scrative of our early history, and printed as they were written, have a 
value far beyond any ah-stract or paraphrase of their cuntents. They speak for 
themselves; and their statements, unless impeached by proofs of equal authenticity 
and greater authority, must be and are held to be conclusive. It is evidently upon 
this principle that the author has prepared this book. — the object of which, he says 
in his Preface, " is to state facts which had become obscured or forgotten, concern- 
ing the fii-sc European settlers on the shores of the Putomac River and Chesajteake 
Bay ; " * # " f^cts gleaned frum the Provincial Records at the capitol of Maryland, 
and other documents of the provincial period." 

The titles of the contents are as follows: Henry Fleet, early Indian trader; 
Fleet's Journal of a Voyage in the ship Warwick ; William Chiyborne of Fleet Is- 
land ; Embarkation of Lord Baltimore's Colony; Leonard Calvert, first Governor ; 
Thomas Cornwallis and Jerome Hawley, Commi-sioner.s ; Early Religious History ; 
Condition of Religion duririg the Ascendancy of Parliament ; Religious Parties Irum 
the Accession of Charles IL to A.D. 1700. 
The Volume is furnished with an index. a. n. n. 

1 he First Half Century of Dartmouth College : being Historical Collections and Per- 
sonal Reminiscences. By Nathan Crosbv, of the Class of 1820. Read bfiore tlie 
Alumni at the Commencement in 1875. Published by request and order of the 
Alumni. Hanover : J. B. Parker. 1876. [Svo. pp. 56.] 

This is a discrurse, f )r wliich not alone the alumni r,f Dartmouth College, but 
every native of New Hampshire has reason to thank Judcc Crosby, it Cuntains 
much that has never before l^een printed, and which, tut for the special occasion 
J,"^J^'^a-"ed it out, might never have reached the jiublic eye. A full history of ths 
College is a desideratum, and the author of this discourse is eminently Qualified to 

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240 Booh Notices. [April, 

Extracts from th" Diary nf Christopher Marshall, kept in Philadelphia durinn tlv 

AmerKaiL llcioIuUun, ill-l-llSl. EdiccJ by William Duane Allunv • 

Joel Munsell. 1877. [l:}mo. pp. 330. Indfi. Price, $2. for siile by \' 
>\illuiiJ8 ic Co., Bunton.] "^ * ■ 

Tn 1839, Mr. Duane published the earlier portion of these extracts, under the title 
of " Pabsnices trom the Kfiiieuibrancer of Christopher .Marshall." Furiher extriftH 
■were printed by him in 1849. lie has now given us the Avliole of Mr. iMar.shali'j, 
diary or " Remeiubrancer," as he called it, except such entries as relate to private 
aflairs, the state of the leather and other matters which, in the editor's opinion 
would not interest the public. ' 

Mr. Marshall was an ardent patriot and an associate of the prominent whhrH 
whose confidence he had. Kesidini; at Philadelphia, where the Continental ConTreM<i 
was held, he has been able to preserve many important historical facts, espetMaliy 
concerning: the early days of the revolution, which are no where else to be found. 
The editor's annotations are judicious and valuable. j. w. d. 

The Congrer/ational and Presbyterian Ministry and Churches of New Harnpshirp 
Part 1. Towns, Churches O'ul Pastors. Part 11. Alphahetical Catalonup of 
Ministers. By iJKNRy A. Hazen. (Reprinted from the " Con'rre'^ati.^nai 
Quarterly," Oct. 1875 and April 1676.) Boston : Alfred Mudge &■ Son, Printers 
1875. [8vo. pp. 73.] 

Thellev. Mr. Hazen is one of the most thorough and accurate of our historical 
Bnd bio-raphical investiL'-ators, and he has here produced a book that will save iiia'ny 
persons many days of vexatious research. The work, he states, " has grown out of 
inquiries into which the writer was led while serving the General Association as 
Statistical Secretary." No one who has not had experience, can form an idea ot the 
immense amount of labor and time that are required to collect and verify so many 
dates and names as tliis book contains. j, -v^-, jj. 

Notes on the Settlement and Indian Wars of the Western Parts of Virginia and 
Pennsylvania, from 1763 to 17S3 mclusive. Together icilk a View of the State 
of Society and Manners of the First Settlers of the Western Country. '' By Joseph 
Doddridge. With a Memoir of the Author, by his Daughter. Edited by 
Alfred 'W iLLiAMS. Albany, N.Y.: Joel Munsell. 1876. [lOmo. pp. 331. Index.] 
The first edition of this book was published at WellesburghjYa., in 18-2-1 ; and hav- 




irlare] hasapproacl „_. 

ity or exactness, and both have the best attestation to the value of their works in 
the frequent reproduction of them in Collections and Narratives of Border Warfare, 
-without acknowledgment of the sources from which all that is valuable has been 
taken." 

Miss Narcissa Doddridge, a daugliter of the author, contemplated publishing- a 
Bew edition of this book, and had prepared the very full life of her father. whiclTis 
here printed. The work having been interrupted by her death, Mr. Williams of 
Circleville, Ohio, undertook, by request of her family, the task of editin"- the new 
edition. Besides the life and a brief preface, he has added an appendix, consisting 
of sketches by Miss Doddridge, illustrating the pioneer history of the west • two 

P?^^',^^/, P'^^^^ ^^' ^'^® author ; and reminiscences of him by Judo-e Thomas Scots 
of Chillicothe, 0. 

Mr. Munsell has done a good service to historical students by rcproducin'-^ the 
Rev. Dr. Doddridge's book in so satisfactory a form. j. yf'^n. 

Historical Sketch of Ship Building on the Merrimac Pker. By John J Currier. 
Newburyport; William 11. Huse & Co., Printers, Uerald Office. 1877. fSvo. 
pp. 80.] 

The art of ship building is nearly as old as the human race. It originated amonz 
the earliest manrmie nations of antiquity, and will expire onlv with civilization itself" 
Ihis ancient and useful art was one of the first practised in the New World, where 
-water carriage, for a long period, preceded land carriage. The necessity of constatit 
communication between difibrent parts of the great American continent'and Europe, 
made the merchant marine an extensive interest in the period of colonization. 



187 7. Booh JS^otices. 241 

Some years before the name New Enoiland was heard of, a ship was built of 
native timber in tlie Kennebec river by Kn^'lis-h coloiiir^ts, atnl af'ttrwardH em- 
iiluyeil to wale European emigrants fo American ^^ll()^eH. New Eni^land then, and 
\oT\iS, alter, supplied abuiniance of the best uiateiiiils fur f-hiijs of all kinds. Its riverj 
nnii harbors were favorably tituated for this kind of induttry. It is Bald that uiany 
of the ehij^-yards ot tu-day were i^cenes of activity luoio than two centuries a;:o. 
Certain it is that sliip luiiidini; has been carried on in many of our rivers without 
joterruptiun from the tirst settlement of t!ie country. 

Amon;; the i;reat rivers of New England which have gained celebrity from lon2; 
practice of this art in their -waters, is tiie xMeriimac. Eight and nine genera- 
tions have been employed in l)uilding ships in tids river ; and the art is still practised 
there. The sails of ships built in Newburyport still widten on every t-ea and watery 
circuit of the globe. 

This historical sketch of ship building on the Merrimac river may be regarded as 
the first attempt to present a full histcndcal and statistical account of shi{) building 
in any river in New England, if not in America. Thirty years ago the Rev. Mr. 
Baker of Medford published his discourse on ship building at that place, and added 
a list of vessels built there in this century. Kear-Admiral Preble's sketches, in the 
Registkr, relate mainly to naval vessels built in New England waters. This em- 
braces the merchant marine, and is contined to the region of the tide-waters of the 
Werrimac river. It- covers the entire period of tiie settlements on tliat river, ruMnir:g 
over nearly two hundred and hl'ty years. The author has ransacked all the public 
records, earl}" and late, and has brought together a vast amount of useful and in- 
teresting inf(;rmation on tliis subject. It is apparent tliat but little more is to be 
gleaned in this field of inquiry. The narrative is plain and clear, and presents a full 
Jiistory of ship building. That it must have cost the author much labor, ail know 
who have had any experience in writing accurate history from original materiala to 
be culled from manuscript records. 

Mr. Currier brought to this undertaking peculiar fitness. His ance!=tors, for 
manv" generations, have carried on ship building in the Merrimac river. He is con- 
cerned in ship building with his fatiier, Mr. John Currier, wiio has already built 
nearly one hundred vestels in Newburj^port. C. W . Tcttle. 

■Potter's American MontkJy, an Illustrated Magazine of History, Literature, Science 

and Art April, 1877 John £. Potter &, Co., Philadelphia, [im. 

4to. pp. 80 ; price, ;j:3 a year, or 25 cents a number.] 

This issue, which is the fourth number of the eighth volume, and the sixty-fourth 
number since the periodical was commenced, fully sustains the reputation of the 
Monthly. It contains much interesting matter concerning American history and 
biography, besides other valuable historical and literary matter. Among the arti- 
cles which >?'ill interest our readers are a history and description, by the Kev. W"A- 
liam Hall, of the '' Old Coeyman House,"' with a view of it ; a biographical sketch, 
by William L. tstone, of Maj. John Rose, eaid to be the only Russian who served in 
the American army during the Revolutionary war ; a notice, by James Grant Wil- 
son, of Gunning Bedford, Jr., of Delaware, one of the framers of the Constitution 
of the United States ; Notes and Queries; Current Memoranda, &c. &c. Many of 
the articles are illustrated by engravings. The price of the Monthly is now so low 
that few who wish to own it need deny themselves the privilege. j. w. d. 

Extracts from a Lancashire Diary 10^3-1678, in the Possession of John Leijland, 
Esq., of the Grange, Hindfey, near Wigan. Reprinted frorti the " Local Glean- 
ings'' of the *' Manchester Courier." Manchester: T. isowler & Co., Printers, 
Red Lion St., St. A.nn's Square. 1S76. [l~mo. pp. 72.] 

The author of this diary was Roger Lowe, a young mercer of Ashton-in-Macker- 
Celd, near Warrington, Lancashire. It contains niany curious entries, and there 
are various " allusions to the ejected and Nonconformist ministers of the neighbor- 
hix)duf Warrington, with occasional notices of the clergy of the various churclies in 
that district." Very full illustrative notes are added by the editor. 

In the Manchester Courier, an old established paper posscsbiug a very extensive 
Circulation, in which this diary was first printed, there appears every Eriday from 
oue and a half to two columns devoted to original documents, notes, queries and 
rejilies — historical, genealogical and topographical — relating to the two counties of 
Lancashire and Cheshire. In these " Local Gleanings" columns many very in- 
teresting documents and papers have appeared. They are reprinted every quarter 

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in book form ; but of these reprints only 250 copies are printed, most of which are 
subsrribfd tor by those iiiterc-tod in such recoris. Six of these quarterly partu havo 
already ap.pearel, and the seventh part which will contain an index, &c., will cuui- 
plete tie tirst Vdluuie Oi' " Local Gleanin;rs." 

The editur of ihis departu'ent of the Manchester Courier, John P. Earwaker, Eiiq 
M.A., F.S.A., of Withington, West Manchester, En;^land, who is also the ed'itur of 
the work whoso title heads thi.s notice, writes us tliat, if any of our readers in- 
terested in Lancashire or Cheshire families will send him any queries, Ac, on the 
subject, he will gladly give them a place in his columns, so that a chance'may he 
given to the many readers .d' the Courier familiar with such subjects, to furnish thu 
information needed when in their poscsestiion. j. ^v, j, 

Manual of the First Church in Dover, N. H. Organized December, 1633 Ay IV 
September !5, 1876. Dover, N. 11.: Morning Star Steam Job Printin'^ Hou^^e' 
167G. [12mo. pp. 52.] ° 

A Brief lUslory of ike First Church, Newton (Neieton Centre), ivith Articles of Faith 

Covenant, Standing Rules, and the ISames of its Members. Boston : Franklin 

Press; ttand, Avery & Co. 1ST6. [12mo. pp. 46.] 
Historical Sketch, Confssion of Faith, Coeenant and Membrrship of th" First Church 

of Christ, Marblehtad, Mass. Marblchead : N. Willard Sanborn, Printer 1876 

[8vo. pp. 38.] 

The FirbL Church in Dover dates from about the time of the arrival of its first 
minister, the Kev. Willium Leverich, in 1633. The pamphlet befure us contain-; 
brief biographical sketches of him and his successors, to and includin" the pre-mt 
pastor, the Kev. George B. Spalding; the Principles, Form of Admission and Stand- 
ing Rules of the Church ; its present members and officers, the latter alphabedcully 
arranged with dates of admission and residence; and a chronoloncal l;«t of all its 
members from 1718 to 1876. ° 

The First Church of Newton was ftrmed in 1664, while the territory was a part of 
Cambridge, known as Camhridge Village. This " Manual " contains an Histurical 
Sketch ot the church ; a list of its five church edifices, with the dates when they 
were built ; lists of pastors and deacons, with the dates of their service as such ; 
lists of other officers; the Form of Admission, Confession of Faith and Standing' 
Rules : and a chronological list of its members from 1773. ^ 

The present First Church of Marblehcad was not ororanized till 1684, though there 
had then been preaching there for nearly half a century. Its •' Manual " now before 
U6 contains an Historical Sketch of the church ; its C<mfessionof Faith ; lists of its 
preaclieis, pastors and deacons, with the dates of their service ; and a chronolot^ical 
list of Its members from 1684 to 1676. 

The three pamphlets of which we have given a description above, appear to be 
carefully prepared, and will be of much service to genealogists as well as to their 
own members. 



J. W. D. 



i:arly Maps of Ohio and the West. By C. C. Baldwin, Secretary Western Reserve 
and .Northern Ohio Historical Society. Cleveland, 0. ; Fairbanks, Benedict & Co., 
Printers, Herald Oflice. 1875. [8vo. pp. 26.] 

One of the most enterprising historical and archKoIoirical societies in the United 
States IS the one above named. It has had and now has a very active and zealous 
corps ot officers and friends. Among its treasures is a large collection of valuable 
maps and charts, of which C. C. Baldwin. Esq., has prepared and published an 
historical description. It is a useful and hisrhlv creditable production A similar 
catalogue of maps relating to New England, owned by our historical societies and 
ottier institutions, is greatly needed. ^, H_ H_ 

ThePre-Hisioric Femains ichich icere found on the Site of the Citg of Cincinnati 
Ohio with a Vindication of the " Cincinnati Tablet " By Robert Clarke Cin- 
cinnati 1876. [8vo. pp. 34.] 

Our friend Mr. Clarke not only publishes many books, but finds time in the midst 
ot his pressing and multifarious busine<,s to read and study almost every thin-, and 
to keep abreast ot the times. In this pamphlet he presents a concise account of 
tfie interesting pre-histonc remains found in Cincinnati at different times-, be-inning 
aaearlyasl/'J4 which were then supposed bv competent authorities to have been 
deposited there by the mound builders. This supposition has been abundantly coo- 
nrmea by subsequent investigations. 



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Mr. Clarke also 2::ve3 the history of the ptone relic or *' tablet " unearthed from 
one uf t'.ie Cincinnnii Mounds in ISU, winch hears un its two sarfaces several sculp- 
tiir<"vl tiLTiires and devices. Ih.is tablet lias l)een tiie i^uhjcet ut a yood deal ut' f-kepti- 
Ciil criti'.ism, but the autl)or shows heyond doubt its autlieiitieity, and its correspond- 
ence to acknowledged pre-historic remains iouiid in other parts of tlic country. An 
engraved yiic-ii. 7ii/e of the " tablet" accompanies the te:;c. a, u. n. 

Proceedings of the American Anti'iunrian Sucieti/, at the Annual Mtftinf/, held at 
Worcesttr, Oclobcr^l, 1S76. Worcester: Printed by Charles Ilamiltou, Central 
Eichnnge. 1676. [Number G7.] 




pop 
education. 

The report of the librarian, S. F. Haven, Esq., contains an interesting and instruc- 
tive survey of the recent progress of historical and archaeological investigations. 

A. H. H. 

Society of the Army of the Cumlter land Tenth Reunion Philadelphia 1676 Pub- 
lished hy Order of the Society Cincinnati Robert Clarke & Company 1&76. l8vo. 
pp. 236.] 

There is no apparent selfishness or pi^JItical significance in these annual social 
reunions of the "Society of the Army of the Culuberland." A strong leeling of 
mutual ret^peet and affection pervades the association, which centres about the nalues 
and services of their great leaders in the field. 

This volume dntains a portrait of ^Iaj.-(jen D. S. Stanley. U.S.A., the oration 
of Col. W. C. Wilson, memoirs of tienerals A. C. Harding, William Sanborn, L'enj. 
J._ Sweet, Henry 31. NVhittlesey, dl. Robert H. Ramsey, and Major J. F. Huber, 
with the other Proceedings of the Society at their reunion in Philadelphia in July 
last. The volume is published in uniform style of elegance with its predecessors. 

A. H. H. 

Pioneer History of Milwaukee, from the First American Settlement in 1833 to 1641, 
with a Topograiihical Description, as it appeared in a Stale of Nature, illuslrultd 
with a Map. By James S. Bcck;. [Seal.] Milwaukee: Milwaukee Xews Com- 
• pany, Printers. 1876. [Svo. pp. 29-2. Table of Contents, but no Index.] 

Mr. Buck arrived at Milwaukee in January, 1S37, a few years after its settlement. 
He has resided there till the present time, upwards of forty years, witnessing its 
rise from the post of an Indian trader to a city of upwards of seventy thousand 
inhabitants. The author coniincs himself to the pioneer history, or, to speak more 
definitely, to the first eight years after its settlement. Special attention is paid t« 
the biography of the pioneers ; and Mr. Buck has been very successful in obtaining 
facts relative to their lives. The book is illustrated by numerous portraits. 

The present inhabitants of Milwaukee owe a debt of gratitude to the author which 
we have no doubt they recognize ; but when the centenary of its settlement is cele- 
brated, his labors will be still more highly appreciated. j. w. d. . 

iVeu7 England Academies and Classical Schools, with Sketches of Phillips Academy, 
Andover, Lawrence Academy, Groton, and Monson Academy. By Kev. Cu.vRLES 

H.\MM0ND, Principal of Monson Academy Boston : Wright & Putter, 

State Printers. 1877. [Svo. pp. 61.] 
A Century of Education : being a Conase History of the Rise and Progress of the 
Public Schools i?i, the City of Providence. By Edwin Martln Stone. Providence : 
Providence Press Co. 1876. [6vo. pp. 84. Index.] 

Much relative to the history of Education in New England will be found in the 
above two pamphlets. The Rev. INIr. Hammond treats of academies and classical 
schools, which, before our state and cities had so abundantly provided for teaching 
the higher branches of learning, bore a more iirominent place than no.v in the educa- 
tiori of the people. The Rev. Mr. Stone devotes. his pamphlet to public schools, 
giving an exhaustive history of those in Providence, Riiode island. Both works are 
aeijerving of high praise. j w d 



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[April, 



Proceedings in the City of Lowell at the Semi-Centennial Celebration of thp Incor 
poralioa ot the To an of Loieell, March 1. 1876. Lowell, iMats. : Peuhalluw 
rniiUiig L^taMi.-,hi;ieut. 167G. [dvo. pp. 1j1-|-1 t.] 

^%^^^. "f ^{^- Proceedings and Eserasrs at the Celebration of the One Hundred and 
f^{ll\cl!} Anniversary of the IncorporaUon of the Tcivn n/ Kingston, Mass. June 
27, lb/6 iiostjn : L. B. Stillings & Co., Printers. 1876. (Ruyul Svo. pp. l.-.l' 
Price, i5 cts., or hy luuil 83 ctt-., to bu obtained of Horatio Adams, Koom 44 No' 
40 Water btreet, Boston, .Mass.j 

The Five Ministers. A Strnwn in West Church [Boston], by C. A. B\RTor on 
(he J- orli'th Anniversary of his Ordination. Boston : Published by A. Willi'ams 
& Co., '2bo \V asliinyton Street. 1877. fSvo. pp. 21. J 

Exercises attheBi-Centennial Commemoration of the Burning of Medfidd hj Indians 
\"- J}' rig Philip s War, February L'l, 1876. Medfield : Printed by Gieor-^eH Ellis 
13/6. [Svo. pp. 56.] ° 

Addresses delivered at the Dedication of the Town Hall, Medfield. S-ptember 2 187--> 
and at its Rc-Dtd,cation. November 10, 1874. By Rof.ert R. Bisnop ' "' 
Boston : George II. Elli.s, Printer. 1875. [Svo. pp. 31.] • • • • 

1714. HUherto Hafh the Lord hdpcd us. 1876. Historical Discourse preached on 
ttie Vne Hundred and Snly Second Anniversary of the First Church of Christ 
t fr^^'ji^^'r ^'f^^ ^'''''^'"^ "^ October, 1876. Bv Rev. E. 0. J..iiESO.v, Pastor' 
Pubhslied by the Church. Boston : Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers. Ib77. |8vo 
pp. oo.j •■ 

Addresses delivered at the Centennial Celebration of the Congregational Church in 
i^ u'^'il ^?'"pshirc, October 28, 1S72. By Rev. Silvancs UAV^VARD. Dover, 
JN. il. : H. H. Goodwin, Book and Job Printer. 1873. [8to. pp. 63.] 

Centennial Discnurse. Historical of the Town of Londonderry, N. H., and its 
Yf^y[^'-\'l'l Church and Society. {Founded April, 171'J.) Delivered SaU-ath, 
July 2d, 18/6 By LrinER B. Pert, Pastor. E>:eter : News-Letter Press. 1876! 
[ovo. pp. 2'J.] 

Twerity-Fjfth Anniversary of the Orgaiiization of the Presbyterian Church, Madison, 
V\is., Oct 4 18.6. fi'S^firal Address. By Daniel b. Dlrrie. Published by 
Request of the Church, Madison, Wis. : Atwood & Culver, Printers and Stereo- 
typers. 18/6. [Svo. pp. 29.J 

The town, now city, of Lowell, Muss., was incorporated .March 1, 1826, and ^he 
Wtieth annivcr.'.ary ot that event was celebrated in a manner in every way worthy 
oi the city and tlie occasion. The oration was by the lion. Benjamin P. Butler, and. 
IS an able production. Besides this, many addresses, letters, ic, are ^iren in the 
volume w .u.se tit e heads tiiis list ; and amun- them are addresses from the Hon. 
Marshall P. Wilder, president of the New England Historic, Genealu-ical Society, 
and ttie lion. Charles Cowley, chairman of the committee of arrangement, who has 
the honor ol initiatinu^ the movement for this celebratiun. A plan of the territory 
in 1821, then a part of Chelmsfurd, and one of the town in 1832, illustrate the work, 
^u^ir^'^/^" has made a valuable contribution to centennial historical literature in 
the thick pamj)hlet before us. The town was incorporared June 16 17-^6 S 
corresponding to June 27, X. S.; so that one hundred and tiity years of 'its independ- 
ent history were completed last June. The principal addresses were an orati:m hy 
the Rev Joseph F. Loveri.n- and an Ilisturical Sketch of the town by Dr. T. B. 
Drew; besides which we have a variety of speeches, poems and letters of an inter- 
esting character. Ihe pampnlet is handsomely printed with a wide mar-in, and is 
Illustrated by several engravings, including a lar-e map of the town. 

The Rev. Dr. Bartol, now sole pastor of the West Church, Boston, was ordained 
there as a collea,!;ue of the late Rev. Charles Lowell, March 1, 1837, and on the 4th 
f , .. ^' "" ^"fiday loliowing the lortieth anniversarv of his settlement, he 
preached the commemorative address whose title we give above. West Church was 
gathered Jan, 3, 1/. s and. in the one hundred and iortv vears since, has had but 
tive ministers, namely, W illiam Hooper, Jonathan MayheV, D.,D., Simeon Howard, 
D D., Charles Lowel and Cyrus Augustus Bartol, D.D. The author sketehes the 
characteristics ot his lour predecessors, and uurratt.s the principal events of their and 
nis own ministry. 

Medfield vvas burnt by the Indian.s, February 21, 1676. 0. S. The celebration of 
the two hundredth anniversary of that event was held on the same day of the month, 






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without the nsnal correction style. Robert R. Bishop, Esq., of Newton, delivered 
nn oration, nrd Jnnies Hewins, Es-(j., of Medticld, read unoriginal poem entitled 
" A Legend of Mcdtield." Amont^ the atter-dinner .=j)eeche.s is one Injin D. T. V. 
Iluntoon, Esq., as a delegate from the New-England Hi.storie, Genealogical Society. 

The title-pa^ie of the next pamphlet showa the time and occasions when the two 
addresses which it contains were delivered. The author, ^Ir. Ui.shop, has added 
6onie historical notes. 

The town of Medway was incorporated Oct. 25, 1713, and one of its first acts was 
to appoint a committee fjr building a meetini^-house. The hou.«e was erected so 
that services were held in it on ttie tirst Sabbath in October, 1711, by the Rev. ])avid 
Deming, who was settled as the pastor of the church on the :20ih of November, 1715. 
The Rev. Mr. James jn's IJisturical Discourse commemorates the lirst services held 
by the Rev. Mr. Deminij in Medway. It gives, with considerable minuteness, the 
bi.story of the church during the ministry of his eight predecessors, he himself being 
the ninth pastor. Appended is an historical sketch of the Sabbath School connected 
with that church, which is sixty years old, dating from the spring of lbl7. 

Gilsum was chartered July 13, 1763, and a church was organized there, October 
27, 1772. It is this last event which the Rev. Mr. Hnywavd's address commemo- 
rates. Besides a history of the church and biographies of its ministers, he devotes 
much space to a history of the settlement and to notices of the early settlers. A 
tabulated list of the mem.bers of the church from 1772, with dates of admission, &c., 
La appended. We arc pleased to learn that Rev. Mr. Hayward is writing a history 
of the town. 

Ijondonderry was settled by the Scotch Irish, to whose hardy virtues Mr. Derby 
pays so glowing a tribute in our January number {ante, p. 34). The Rev. Jtlr. 
Pert's discourse sketches the history of the town and church from the settlement of 
the place in 1719. Autographs of all the ministers, five in number, and of Capt. 
Robert Rogers, of the famous " Rangers,'' and other noted citizens of the town, are 
given. 

^Ir. Durrie of IMadison, Wisconsin, the author of the address on the twenty-fifth 
anniversary of the organization of the Presbyterian church there, is one of its ori- 
ginal members, and is conversant with its entire history. He is the author of the 
History of Madison, noticed in the Register {ante, xxis. 127). Besides a valuable 
history of the church, he furnishes an alphabetical list of its members during the 
twenty-five years of its existence. j. w. d. 

An Answer to a Letter sent from Mr. Coddington of Rode Island, to Governour 
Leveret of Boston, in lohat concerns R. W. of Providence. JBoston. Printed by 
John Foster [between 1678 and 16S0.] 

A rare publication, bearing the above title, which seems to have escaped the 
notice of bibliographers, recently came into the hands of the Rev. E. M. Stone of 
Providence, and we infer is now the property of the Rhode Island Historical Society. 
He has caused one hundred copies to be reprinted in facsimile, at the office of the 
Providence Press Company. To this he has prefixed an Introduction. The title 
and Introduction cover four pages, and the facsimile covers ten. This " Answer" 
is unmistakably the product of Roger Williams, and is an interesting addition to 
the controversial literature of that period. a. h. h. 

Contributions to the Kisiorical Society of Montana, with its Transactions, Act of 
Incorporation, Constitution, Ordinances, Officers and Members. Vol. I. Helena, 
Montana : Rocky Mountain Publishing Company. 1876. [8vo. pp. 357.] 
_ The Territory of Montana was organized in May, 18GI, and the February follow- 
ing the " Historical Society of Montana '' was incorporated by its legislature. This 
volume, besides the proceedings of the Historical Society from Feb. 25, 1865, to 
-April 21, 1875. and the other documents named on the title-page, contains a number 
of valuable biographical and historical papers, among which are the Ad\cntures of 
James Stuaic, on the Upper Missouri, with a life and portrait ; Early Life of Malcom 
Clarke, for thirty years among the Indian tribes on the Upper ^Missouri ; and papers 
and letters relative to various expeditions to this region ; besides lists of the ofBcers 
?li'"^ territory from 1861 to 1S7G ; the steamboat arrivals at Fort Benton, 1859 to 
18(4 ;_and the names of all persons except Indians who are known to have been in 
*hat is now Montana "during the winter of 1862-3, which was the first winter 
aftrr the Gold Mines of this Region had been noi'=ed abroad."' 

J.he hook makes a handsome volume, and in every respect is highly credit^'ible to 
"Je young Territory and Society which send it to us. j. -w. d. 



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246 Booh I^otices. [April, 

The Histori/ of the Bunker Hill Moniwicnt Association during the First Century rf 
the United States nf Amcrira. hy (<Kor.c^E ^VA?ll[^'GTON W^arrev. Mormiiiiti;^ 
themselves Memoriiils need. With llliibti-iitions. JJoston : James R. Osl,' ..,1 
and Company (Late Ticknor and Fields, and Fields, Osgood and Compiuiyj. 
M.DCCC.LXXVi. I']. U.S.A.L'I. [6vo. pp. svi.-f-l27.] 

No pereon hett(r fitted to write the history of the Bunker Hill Monument Associa- 
tion than J udi;e W'.irren eould be found. He has held oiKce in that eoeiety con- 
tinuously frjm 1336 to the present time, a period of more than forty year.'j. and 
durini!; all that time haa heen indefatii^able in his labors to accomplish the ohjecis 
for which that society was organized. Born too " at the foot of Bunker Hill, and 
often in cliildhood iiaving rambled over the battle-field while a pastme," his 
reverence for the memories of the spot was early developed. He was the secretary 
of the association from IH39 to 1847, when he was chosen president, whicii latter 
office he filled with the highest credit till the centenary of the battie, June 17, l'^75. 
Judge Warren "■ was requested by Mr. Webster to prepare an account of the ;ir>t 
two great celebrations on Bunker Hill, to accompany his orations in a proposed re- 
publication. This he undertook to do ; but when Mr. Everett kindly assuaied the 
editorship of all the works of the great Statesman, no other hand was required. 
Subsequently, tlie authoi' has been frequently requested to prepare a history uf the 
Association, embracing the note-worthy events, and giving a summary of the labors, 
the difficulties, and the triumphs it has experienced." 

In this volnnT? Judge Warren, besides a hi.-tory of the Bunker Hill Monument 
Association, gives details of the circumstances and events which preceded and led to 
its formation, including the several commemorative exercises and the erection of the 
masonic monument. The pi'rtion of the book devoted to the history of the associa- 
tion itself clearly and minutely narrates the disinterested labors of tho-^e who planned 
and carried into execution the erection of the monument on Breed's Hill. The fol- 
lowing dedication of this volume shows to whom Judge Warren thinks the credit 
should be given : '• To the Memory of Daniel Webster, Edward Everett, Thomas 
Ilandasyd Perkins, John Collins "Warren and Wiiliiim Tudor, the principal Ori- 
ginators of the Bunker Hill Monument, of Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn 
and William Sullivan their chief co-adjutors ; and of Amos Lawrence and Judah 
Touro, who added their noble Donations to the means raised by the ^Vomtn of the 
Country fir its completion in 1840 ; also, of Natlianiel Pope Russell, the Faithful 
Treasurer, and Solomon Willard, the Devoted Architect, This Humble Memorial 
of their Imperishable Work is gratefully Dedicated by the Author." 

No pains have been spared to make the book worthy of its subject. Elegant 
paper and numerous steel engravings render it one of the finest productions ot the 
modem press. A view of the battle, on steel, forms the frontispiece ; and steel 
portraits of Joseph Warren, Daniel Webster, Thomas H. Perkins, Edward Everett, 
John C. Warren, Amos Lawrence, Robert C. Winthrop and Uriel Crocker; helio- 
type portraits of Nathaniel P. Russell and Sarah J. Hale ; and heliotype tac-similes 
of letters from Daniel Webster, John Marshall, Thomas Jefferson, Lafayette, 
Nathaniel P. Russell, Edward Everett, James Madison, James Monroe, William 
Bainbridge, James Kent, Robert Y. Hayne and Henry Clay ; with numerous other 
illustrations, add much to the value as well as the beauty of the book. j. w. d. 

John Wheelwright , his Writings, including his Fast-Day Sermon, 1637, and his 
Mercurius Aniericanus, 1645; with a Paper upon the Genuineness of the Indian 
Deed of 16:]9, and a Memoir. By Charles H. Bell, A.M. Boston ; Printed for 
the Prince Society. 1376. [Fcp. 4to. pp. 253. Index.] 

Of this volume, the ninth of the " Publications of the Prince Society," it is suffi- 
cient praise to say that it is worthy of a place beside its predecessors. No memoir of 
the Rev. John Wheelwright, the subject of this monograph, has before been written, 
though a few of the events in his life have been the subject of much comment and 
criticism. As one of the leading advocates of a " covenant of grace " in the famous 
Antinomian controversy, his name has been conspicuous in the early history of 
Massachusetts ; and, as the principal founder of the town of Exeter, he has oeen 
known to the readers of New Hampshire history ; but little concerning other points 
in his life has been known till recently. His life in Enirland before his emigration 
was almost a blank, till Col. Chester, by one of his wonderful re-oarches, unravelled 
the mystery which surrounded it, and gave the result of his labors to the world 
through our pages {ante, sxi. 363-5). 
Mr. Bell has coilceted in this volume all the known writings of Wheelwright, and 



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emoir, 
nown 



cverytliin;: that coultl be gatliorod conccrninijliis life. Thematorinls for the me 
nmny of wliich exist only in manuscript, have heen "collected iv',u\ all known 
R)urceriof intormauon on the subject in tiiia country, Pupnicmi'ntc'l by the truits of 
ijuoh inquiry in Ijiiiland as time ;Mid upixjitunity all .Mved," Tiie " i-'uht-Day Ser- 
in .n," which led t) his banishment Innu the .Massachusetts colonv, is lien; printed 
Iroiii the only compk-te contemporary manuscript known, wiiich i.s'now in tlie Mas- 
Kudiucctts archived. The sermon remained in manu-rript tiil ls07, wiicn itwaa 
printed by Mr. Dawson and t!ie .Massachusetts Historical Society ; but both copy 
In.m a manuscript which does not api)enr to have been the work of a peiTon so well 
educated as the scribe of that hero printed. The " Mercurius Americanus " thou^rf, 
be-armg the name of John \\ heelwri-!it, "junior," as the author, is <'rneially sup- 
posed to be by our John W lieelwri-ht. It is here reproduced verbatim Mr 
Ik-ll s review ot the evidence in relation to the famous Wlieelwri'lit de^d of IG-'o' 
whose genuineness has been questioned bv Savage, ij^uton and otlier writers is 'an 
elaborate and candid arguumit, and presents some new and important views of a 
much discuf-sed question. 

The book is beautifully printed by John Wilson & Son, of Camhrid-e, and is 
illustrated by heliotype lac-similes of the Indian deeds of 1(338 to hiin and others 
whose genuineness ainnot be controverted. j. vy_ ^^ ' 

The Life and Industrial Labors of William Wlirelwrirjht in Soiilk Amrrica Bv 
J. B. Alberdi (Late Minister of the Ari^entine Republic to France and En'r]und)' 
irausuuea irom the Spauisli, with Additional .AJemoranda. \Yith an Introduction 
^lu^*" ^H°->''-'^^'^ Cl-siiixg, United States Minister to Spain. Boston- -\. 
A^il'"^"^?,*-^ C'^-' ^^3 Washington Street. 1877. [Large 12mo. pp. yL+a^lS 
+5/. lable ot contents, but no index. Price, ,§1.50.] 

,"■?!''• 1X1'®'^^ ^"'S!^^ ^11, the early part of his life was a sailor and shipmaster. In 
1&-1. at the age ot j2b, he took up his residence at Guavaquii in Columbia, and soon 
after was appointed Lnited States consul at that pijrt,* which ofrice he held sev.-rai 
years. In KS29, alter the dismemberment of Columbia, he removed to Valparaiso, 
in Lhih in both places he was indethtigable in developing the commercial resources 
ot the Facihc coa.t of South America. In 1833, he projected a steam navigation 
company, for winch he obtained important privileges from the republics of Pern and 
i.'tuli. ^ After much toil and discouragement, necessitatinir a visit to Ecnand he 
suceeeaed in inducing English capitalists to enga-e in the enterprise ; and? in 183^, 
ttie Facihc Steam Navigation Company was tormed with a capital ot £2.50 000 
y\r \\ nee wright, as superintendent of the company's ooerations, n-ave his ener^nea 
to the work, overcame the numerous ot«tacles which he met with, and saw his pUina 
crowned with brilliant success. In 18o.5, more than twenty years aftev he had 
planned It, i Ir. A heelwright withdrew from the company and turned his efforts to 
the construction of railways in South America, to which he devoted himself for the 
remainder of his life, with proht to himself and his associates, and with untch^ 
k!"!; t-J the countries where they were constructed, lit died in London, Septem- 
Dtr .(). 18/ J, it-aving an ampie fortune, a liberal portion of which he left to his native 
'-ity, rsewburyport, for charitable purposes. 

This memoir of Mr Wheelwright was written in the Spanish langua-e by Mr. 
Alberdi, whom Mr. Cushin- characterizes as " an eminent citizen of the Ar-^eutino 
^onlt-dcration, distinguished in diplomacy and as a writer on questions of i'ntcrna- 
Uona jurisprudence." To_ the translation of this work are added biographical 
memoranda and the whole is prefaced by an introduction from the pen of the Hon. 
^■Ufb Lushing, the companion of Mr. Wheelwright in youth and his friend in 
inaturer years. j w d 

The American Bibliopolist, a Literary Register and Repository of Notes and Queries, 

^hakcspeanana etc. . February, 1877 J. Sabin & Sons, 84 Nassau Street 

New lork L^vo pp. 20+10. Annual SuI,scription, $1.25, inclusive of prepaid 
postage. Single Numbers, issued Bi-Monthly, 25 ctd. each.] 
The present number of the .bnerican BibUnpolist is the first number of the ninth 
^0 umeand the eighty-hfth since its first issue. In these numbers much curious 
«i;J \a.uable information concerning books and kindred subjects h;is been r.re^crved 
u'.H^iI"'!'l'^"^'^'^••^^ are :-Liierary and other Jottings'; Qliituaries. Notes and 
vuerie-, Shakespearian Gossip : review of Bryant and Gay's History of the United 
f'f .. [, m'" the London Athai'F.um; Gossip about Portraits, &c. ic. Sixteen na^'es 
c-f Bibliography " kom " Oldys " to "St. Louis " are given. j. w. d? 



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248 Booh JSFotices. [April. 

Cehbration by the Inhahitants of Worcpster, Mass., of th". Centennial Anniver.'an/ ,if 
the Declaration of Indrpendence, Juhj 4, la76. To which are added Hislorm: 
and Chronuloi/iC.al Aoies. Worcester : Printed by Order of the City Cuuiicil 
Mi)CCCL.xx7i. [S\'o. pp. 146. Large Paper.] 

Note?, Hi.-forica/ and Chronolorjical, on the Town of Worcester, Mass. By Natiiam j- r. 
Paine. Worcester: Thirty-tive Copies printed for Private Distribution. loTij. 
[8vo. pp. 76. Large Paper.] 

The oration of the Hon. Benjamin F. Thomas befjre the inhabitants of VTorccstor 
on the occasion above .stated is one of the ablest and mu.st valuable of all the dis- 
courses delivered on the National Anniversary in 187B. His special theme vras tiic 
Rise of the Republic in its leiijal and cunstitutioiial aspects ; which waf treated con- 
cisely, but with that clearnesri and comprehensive grasp which characterize all tlie 
utterances of this learned and distinguished jurist. 

Two other editions of this pamphlet have been issued on smaller paper ; one cut, 
the other uncut. 

Appended to the oration and other proceedings of the day, are extended hi=toriral 
and chronological Notes, prepared by Nathaniel Paine, E-([., " with the intenti'^a 
of indicating » * * the condition of atl'airs in the town of Worcester a century ago, 
cspeoially as to the stand taken upon the important political questions then agitat- 
ing the country." These notes are very valuable, and evidently are the result of 
very careful research. They are illu'-trated with a facsimile of a page of the town- 
records upon which the protest of tlie L>yalists of \Vorcester in 1774 was recorded, 
and afterward defaced by order of the people ; of the Worcester Spy for July 17, 
1776, cont:'.ining the Declaration of Independence; and of the Old South Church, 
as it ajipeared in 1776, in which the Declaration was first publicly read in iMa.ssa- 
chusetts, by Isaiah Thomas. 

A small separate edition of these Notes, enlarged, has also been printed for Mr. 
Paine, with additional illustrations. These publications are issued in elegant. 
style. A. E. H. 

The Neiv York Genealo(jical and Biographical Record. Devoted to the Interests of 

American Genealogy and Biography. Issued Quarterly. [Seal.] .January, 1S77. 

Published for the Society. Mott Memorial Hall, No. 64 Madison Street, New 

York City. [^ko. pp. 48. Price ,$2 a year.] 
The Maine Genealogist and Biographer. A Quarterly Journal. "Wm. B. Laphau, 

Editor. March, 1877. Augusta, Me. : Printed for the Society by Sprague, 

Owcn&Nash. [8vo. pp. 32. Price, ,$1.50 a year.] 

These two periodicals contain much interesting, matter relating to American gen- 
ealogy and biography. Tlie Record with tiiis number enters on its eighth year and 
volume, while the Genealogist atid Biographer i.s near the close of the second. 

This number of the Record contains a biogriqjhical sketch of the late Rev. Dr 
William B. Sprague ; Long Island Families in Chester County, Pa. ; Contribi'tioca 
to the History ot the Ancient Families of N'ew York (Loockermans and Varick) : 
copies of church records in New York City and Harlem ; Notes' and Queries, and 
a goodly number of book notices. 

The present number of the latter periodical contains heliotypo portraits of Mrs. 
Abiah (Soule) Kilgore. the last revolutionary pensioner in eastern Maine, and the 
late James W. Bradbury, Jr., a promising young lawyer in Augusta. Me., with bio- 
eraphical sketches ; genealogies of the families of Flagg, Cilley and Ricker ; Rev.> 
lutionary Pensioners in Maine ; Notes and Queries ; Editorial Notes, and a variety 
of other articles illustrating town and family history. 

We commend both works to the patronage of our readers. J. w. D. 

A Discourse delivered in the First Church of Dover, May 18, 1873, on the Two 
Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of Dover, N. H. By Georgb 
B. Spalding, Pastor of the First Ciuireh. (Published l)y Request.) Dover, 
N. II. : Freewill Baptist Printing A.ssociation. 1873. [l-2mo. pp. 29.] 

The Dover Pulpit during the Revolutionary War, a Discourse commemorative of the 
Distinguished Service rendered by Rev. Jeremy Belknap, D.D., to the Cause of 
American Independence, preached l>y Rev. (Jeokge B. Spalding, July 9, 1S76. 
Published by Request. Dover, N. U. : Morning Star Steam Job Printing House. 
1876. [8vo. pp. 31.] 
In the first discourse the author gives a concise summary of the early religious 

history of Dover, and brief sketeiies of its early ministers : — Levcrich, BurJctt, 



.1877.] 



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249 



Knollys, Larkham, ?.Iaii<l, and Reyner. On wme other nocasion, not remote, we 
hope iie will briri'j; tliis history iiml these skftches down to the present time, — a his- 
tory not ot one chureii only, !)uu of all. Sucii a work hy one on the Bpot, having 

hich 
lero- 



access to all the existin;^ records, could not fail to he valuable. 

The ministry ot the Kev. Dr. Belknap, the historian of New Hampshire, wl 
ntinued in Dover for nearly twenty years, covered the whole period of the R 



■con 



luti inary War. By sermons, by letters to public men, by communicationH to the 
newspapers, he showed his hearty and intelliirent zeal in the struy^le lor political 
independence, and exercised a large degree of influence upon his contemporaries. 
AH this Mr. Spalding sets fortli clearly, and shows inonovor that Dr. Hclknap fully 
perceived and proclaimed, in sermons preached in 1772 ami 1774, the true grounds 
■of the dispute between Great Britain and her American Colonies. a. n. a. 



DEATHS. 



Baldwix, Mrs. Hannah Stanton, in Wor- 
cester, Mass.. March 19, 1377, aged 91 
years and 8 days. She was the widow 
of Daniel Baldwin, of North Stoniiig- 
ton, Conn., was born March 11, 1786, 
And had among her ancestors some of 
the most prominent of the early settlers 
-o^ Stonington and Groton, Conn. She 
was a lineal descendant of the first 
Thomas Stanton, of Stonington, being 
the daughter of Capt. Xithaniel Stan- 
ton, of Groton, who was son of Nathan- 
iel, of Preston, who was son of Joseph, 
-of Stonington, who was sou of Capt. 
John, of Stonington, who was son of 
the first Thomas. Her great-grand- 
mother Stanton was the granddaughter 
of both William Chesebro' and Capt. 
George Dennison, of Stonington. 
Thomas Stanton and William Chesebro' 
were the first two settlers in that town. 
Her grandmother Stanton was a daugh- 
ter of Rev. Joseph Coit, the first min- 
ister of Plainfield, Conn., whose wife 
was Experience Wheeler, of Stonington. 
Through her mother, she was a descen- 
dant of tlie first James Avery and of 
the first James Morgan, of Groton. 
She lived a brave life, and died worthy 
of all honor. 

Day, Charles, in Portland, Me., Oct. 14, 
1876, ae. 79. He was the oldest printer 
in that city. He learned his trade in 
the office of the Eastern Argus, and for 
some years had charge of its job office. 
While a partner in the fixra of Day & 
iVaser, he printed "The Yankee," a 
weekly newspaper edited by John Neal, 
commenced Jan. 1328. As a member 
of other firms he printed the first edi- 
tion of Willis's " History of Portland" 
(2 vols. 1831 and 1833) ; and published 
Zion's Advocate, commenced 1831, and 
the Mechanic and Workingman's Advo- 
cate. 

Foster, Eben B., in Cambridgeport, Aug. 



26, 1876, ae. 73, He was the son of 
John and Mary (Haskell) Foster, and 
was b. in Deer I^le, Maine, May 2, 
1803 ; being the 4th i.i descent from 
John^ Foster of Roxbury, bom about 
1700, through Cape. Siim.ntd,'^ and Johu,^ 
above, his father. He svas broaght up 
in the business department of the Bos- 
ton Daily Advertiser, which he left to 
assume the financial management of the 
Daily Courier, while it was edited by 
Joseph T. Buckingham ; and he after- 
wards became one of its proprietors. 
On the organization of the Pawner's 
Bank, he was chosen its cashier, which 
office he held tiU about a year before 
his death. 

Hale, Miss Abigail Grout, daughter of 
Harry and Lucinda (Eddy) Hale (see 
Register, vol. xxvi. p. 356), at .Chelsea, 
Vt., February 13, 1877, in the 60th 
year of her age. 

Hatmes. Guy Carleton, in East Boston, 
March 16, aged 91. He was the young- 
est of the twenty-three children of Jo- 
seph Haynes of Haverhill, Mass., and 
was born in that town, Feb. 5, 1786. He 
was the oldest resident of East Boston, 
being one of the first settlers after the 
project of improvement in 1833. He 
built the first house, — the one since 
occupied by him, and in which he 
died, at the corner of Webster and Cot- 
tage Streets. This was in May, 1333. 
He moved into it when it was about 
half finished, and when there were but 
three females, including his wife, on 
the island. 

Three of Mr. Haynes's brothers, Da- 
vid, Ammi R. and Joseph, served in 
the French war in Canada in 1757. 
over two years before the capture of 
Quebec by Gen. Wolfe. Full particu- 
lars of this family will be found in the 
Register for Oct. 1855 (ix. 349— fi"*, 
in ail article commimicated by hiin. 



250, 



Deaths. 



[April, 



HoBART, lion. Benjamin, in South Ab- 
ington, the place of his birth, at noon, 
Jan. 25, 1877, in his 96th year. His 
great-great-grandfather w;^ Jacob Nash, 
one of the prominent early settlers of 
Wej-mouth, who left a large estate in 
"VVejTOouth, Abiiigton, Braintree and 
Briclgewater, to be divided among his 
descendants. Mr. Hobart's mother -was 
Thankful "WTiite, daughter of Joseph 
and Ruth (Xash) White, and married 
for her first husband Elihu, brother of 
President John Adams, by whom she 
had tliree children. She married for 
her second, husband, Xov. 2o, 1777, 
Col. Aaron Hobart, a prominent man 
in his day. Of six children by this 
marriage, the Hon. Benjamin and Jo- 
sejjh (twins) were born Oct. 24, 1781. 
Joseph died August 1, 1787. Benjamin 
Hobart was graduated at Brown Uni- 
versity in IS'^4, and was its oldest sur- 
viving alumnus. He attended the com- 
mencement of his alma mater last sum- 
mer. Mr. Hobart was originally pre- 
pared for the bar, but about sixty years 
ago he commenced the manufacture of 
iron tacks, in which he was very suc- 
cessful. He delivered an oration on 
the fourth of July, 1805, and re- 
presented Abington in the legislature 
in 1823, He was active in securing the 
location of the Old Colony Railroad in 
the town, and in 1866 'published a 
•'History of Abington" {ante, xxi. 
299), written after he had reached the 
age of eighty years. An "Historical 
Sketch of Abington" (^Svo. pp. 176) 
had been -written by his nephew, the 
Hon. Aaron Hobart (b. 1787, d. 1852, 
see Register, xiii. 90), and was pub- 
lished in 1839. 

LoBD, Melvin, in Boston, May 16, 1876, 
jet. 84— the oldest bookseller in Boston. 
He was born in Saybrook, Ct., Sept. 2, 
1791, being one of eight children of 
Capt. Russell and Mrs. Hannah (Sill) 
Lord, who removed to Troy, N. Y., 

'-■ about 1795. At the age of 'twelve he 
came to Boston and entered the store of 
Thomas & Andrews, publishers and 
booksellers, the seiiior partner of that 
firm being Isaiah Thomas, author of the 
" History of Printing." AVhen t^venty- 
one he became a clerk with West & 
Richardson (John West and Eleazer T. 
F. Richardson), and after a while was 
admitted a partner, the firm being West, 
Richardson & Lord. West's interest in 
the firm ceased in 1820. and the style be- 
came Richardson & Lord. His part- 
ner, Mr. R., died in 1829, and after be- 
ing sole proprietor for a time, he admit- 
ted John C. Holbrook as a partner, the 



firm being changed to Richardson, Lord 
& Holbrook. in a year or two tl.i v 
sold their retail trade to Marsh, Capi n 
& Lyon, and confijied themselves to a 
wnolesale business. They publisht'd a 
large proportion of the school books 
used in New England, and were al-o 
large importers of stationery. In lS.'i:i 
Mr. Lord di.-poscd of his interest in the 
business, which has since been carried 
on under various proprietors and styles 
to this time, the pre>cnt firm being \Vil. 
liam Ware & Co., who have lately suc- 
ceeded Brewer & Tileston. 

Among his publications and those of 
the firms of which he was a member, 
are the Farmer's Almanac, by Robert 
B. Thomas (annually), Morse's Gc'o- 
graphy, abridged, and Atlas, Brooke's 
Oazetteer, Smith's Latin, Greek and 
Hebrew Grammars, Sullivan's Moral 
and Political Class Books, Webster's 
Chemistry, Pierpont's series of rcadin-r 
books, Webster's Spelling Book (the 
annual demand of which at one time 
was estimated as high as three hundred 
thousand copies), Perry's and Emerson's 
Spelling Books, Lem'priere's Classical 
Dictionary, Paley's Moral Philosophy, 
Peter Parley's (Goodrich's) several his. 
tories, Stoniford's and Frost's English 
Grammars, Worcester's Reader, \Vor- 
cester's Spelling Book, Ainsworth's 
I-atin Dictionary, Bradford's History 
of Massachusetts, Butler's Analo'-y, 
Mrs. Susannah Rowson's Exercises°in 
History, and Thatcher's Medical Bio- 
graphy; also the following collections 
of Church JIusic, some of which had 
large sales, viz. : the Bridgewater Col- 
lection {ante, xviii. 223), the Handel 
and Haydn Society's Collection, the 
Boston Academy's Collection, CarmLna 
Sacra, the Choir and the Psalmist. 

He married, March 21, 1821, Susan- 
nah Ridgeway, dau. of George Homer 
of Boston. She d. Jan. 26, r876. He 
never recovered from the shock, and, 
though active in mind and body to the 
last, he died in less than four months. 
They had ten children, five of whom 
survive. 

Reichel, Rev. W^illiam C, in Bethlehem, 
Pa., Nov. 1, ast. 53 ; a linguist, a botan- 
ist and an historian. He was professor 
of Latin and the Natural Sciences in 
theMoravian Seminary, the author of 
various articles and books relative to 
Moravian history, and the editor of 
Heckewelder's "Indian Nations," no- 
ticed in our last number {ante, p. 13S>. 
At the time of his death he was engaged 
on histories of Northampton county 
and Bethlehem. 



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ALEXIS CASWELL, D.I)., LL.D., EX-PKESIDE:rr OF 
BKOWX UNIYEESITY. 

By William Gammell, LL.D., of Providence, Pi.. I. 

rnilE death of this beloved and honored educator took place 
X at his residence in Providence, R. L, on the ei!:;hth di-iy of 
January, 1877, at the age of nearly seventv-eight years. He bad 
been a member of the Xeu- England Historic, Genealogical Society 
eince 1870, and was an active promoter of its objects. His high 
character, his honorable success as a teacher of science, and the emi- 
nent positions 'which he so worthily filled, unite in demanding a some- 
what extended notice of his life and career in the pages of the 
Register. 

Alexis Caswell was a twin son of Samuel "and Polly (Seavcr) 
Caswell, and was born in Taunton, January 29, 1799. His twin 
brother Alvaris is stillliving in a vio;orous old age in ^ orton. Before' 
the birth of the twins there were born of the same parents one sister- 
and three brothers, and one sister and two brothers after awards.. 
The younger sister died m childhood. All the others lived to ma- 
ture age. The oldest brother and the twin brother alone remain. 
The family has resided in Taunton from the first settlement of the 
town. At the date of its incorporation in 1639, the name o^ Tho- 
mas Caswell appeared in the list of its householders and proprietors. 
Like the other original settlers he probably came from Taunton, 
m Somersetshire, England, and his will was admitted to probate in 
1G97, which was undoubtedly the year in which he died. From 
him in the sixth generation the subject of this notice was descended 
in a direct line. His grandfather, Ebeneicer Caswell, who v.-as born 
la Taunton, June 30, 1731, married Zebiah "White, the gre.u-graad- 
daughter of Peregrine '\^^^te, who was born on board the May- 
flower while anchored off Cape Cod, Nov. 20, 1620, and who died 
ia Marshfield, July 22, 1704. 
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254 Alexis Casioe/i, JD.D., LL.D. [Juh-, 

Hi3 ancestors, from the date of their settlement in Xew Englond, 
LuJ been owucid and tillcia of the soiJ, and, as was to be expected 
his own early years were devoted to a<,mcultural laljors on iii^ fu! 
ther'ti estate. As manhood approached, he soon formed the pur- 
pose of obtaining a liberal education in order that he might prenare 
for some profession. For this the Academy in his native town 
afforded the facilities which he required. He accordinglv, in i'5l5, 
became a member of this institution, of which the Kev. Simeon Do'-'- 
gett was at that time the preceptor. In September, iyi8, at the 
age of nineteen years, he entered tlie freshnran class in Brown Uni- 
versity. Among his classmates were Wdliam Allen Crocker and 
Samuel Leonard Crocker, of Taunton, who had beeji his fellow 
students at the Academy, and an unusual number of others v/ho'iQ 
names have since been well known to the public. Among them mav 
be mentioned the Eev. Benjamin Clarke Curler, Isaac JJuvis, Thol 
mas Kinnicutt, Solomon Lincoln and Jacob Hersey Loud. His 
college hfe was distinguished for industry, and on his graduation in 
1822 he bore the highest honors of his class, and according to the 
usage, spoke the valedictory addresses at commencement. During'- 
this period, also, he experienced that moral change which made him 
a genuine and earnest christian man, and which, more than any other 
event, shaped his entire subsequent life. In July, 1820, ho became 
a member of tlie First Baptist Churcli in I'rovidenoe, and of that 
church he continued to be a member so long as he lived, every year 
binding him to it by closer ties and moreteuder associatipns,' till 
his character and intluence came at length to be regarded as precious 
treasures by all his brethren. 

luamediately on completing his college residence he accepted an 
appointment as tutor in the institution now known as Columbian 
University, at V^ashington, D. C, an institution wiiich was then iu 
its infancy, having been founded only in the year preceding ; and 
he entered upon his duties there in September, 1822. In the per- 
formance of these duties he spent the five following years. The 
president of the College was the Eev. Dr. Staughton, a Baptist clergy- 
man from England, wlio had considerable reputation for eloquence 
and learning, and with him Mr. Caswell also studied theology and 
practised the composition of sermons. The years spent at Wash- 
ington were years of earnest work, varied with occasional attend- 
ance on the debates in one or the other house of congress, and with 
vacation excursions into Vii'ginia, to the homes of'^students who 
resided at the college. In one of these excursions he visited ex-Presi- 
dentMadisor,, and also ex-President Jefferson, and sliared the hos- 
pitalities of each of these venerable men. Pubhc life at W'ashir.g- 
ton fifty years ago was invested with an interest for an educat.Td 
young man which it no longer possesses, and the debates in c^-n- 
gress seemed then to have an importance which thcv have lo-ig 
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looked back upon it as a profitable period of bis life. It undoubt- 
edly created within him the tastes and inclinations wliich led him to 
the profess-iou that ho adopted, and which controllod his eubsc- 
quent career. 

In the summer of 1827 the finances of the institutiun with which 
he was connected became embarrassed, and Mr. Caswell with others 
of its instructors withdrew from it. He immediately returned to New 
England in search of employment, intendinp: probably to seek a set- 
tlement as a minister of the gospel. He was soon invited to visit Hali- 
fax, N. S., where a few families of culture and refinement, who had 
been connected with the established church, were desirous of forming 
a Baptist church and maintaining ■\vorshi[) as a separate congrega- 
tion. In this journey he was accompanied by the Kev. Irah Chase, 
D.D., at that time a professor in the Theological Institution at 
Xewton, jNIass. The church was formed, and the services of Mr. 
Cnswell proving acceptable, he was ordained as its minister on the 
7th of October, 1827. Here he spent nearly a year, and here, as 
it proved, he began and ended his settled ministry of the gospel. 
In August, 1828, he received an intimation that his services would 
be requii"ed in Providence by the church of which he was a member, 
as assistant to the venerable pastor, the Rev. Dr. Gano, who had 
become disabled by ill health. He soon returned to Providence, 
Dr. Gano having died before his arrival. While temporarily sup- 
plying the pulpit of this church, the professorship of Mathematics 
and Natural Philosophy in Brown University became vacant by the 
resignation of the Kev. Alva "Woods, D.D., and he was chosen to 
fill the vacant chair. The position was an honorable one, and was 
also in harmony with his intellectual tastes and his previous occu- 
pations. He immediately accepted the appointn ent, and the work 
on which he entered became the work of the remainder of his life. 

He was now once more a resident: at the place of his education, 
a professor in the college in which he had spent the years of his 
etudent life, and with whose history and surroundings he was fami- 
liar. He was in the thirtieth year of his age, and in the full vigor 
of his manlv strength. The collefre, eijjhteen months before, had 
passed from the presidency of Dr. Messer to that of Dr. Wayland, 
who had brought to its administration great energy of character 
and rare enthusiasm for the work of education. He had established 
a higher standard of instruction and a more exact system of disci- 
pline than hr.d before prevailed. The change was so marked that 
it for a time encountered no little opposition. Professor Caswell, 
however, gave to it his hearty support, and entered into the new ar- 
rangement with energy and zeal. His influence began iuunediately 
to be felt among those who were under his tuition and care. The 
college was at that time but imperfectly proviiled either with books 
or with the means of scientific illustration and experiment. Its de- 
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256 Alexis Caswell^ D.D., LL.D. ['Tuly* 

had been caddecl to its course of study bpfore professors were appoint- 
ed to teach them. He was always ready to as.-unie any additioiuj 
duties tiiat were required to meet the emergency. In this manner, 
in addition to his own regular work, he at different times taugiit 
classes in chemistry, in natural hi?tory, in ethics and in constitu- 
tional law. The funds of the institution, too, were exceedingly in- 
adequate to its wants, and he M'as soon enlisted in an enterprise fur 
increasing them. In labors like these for the general prosperity of 
the University did he begin his career as a professor, and they were 
but a specimen of those that marked his career to its close. lie 
was always self-sacrificing and public spirited, and, wholly beyond 
his special department of instruction, he rendered services of great 
importance to the institution with which he was connected. 

No life is more uniform and quiet than that of a college instructor. 
He is constantly occupied with scientific or literary studies, and witli 
the teaching of classes. He can seldom mingle in the excitements 
which lie without the sphere in which he lives. He has cares and 
annoyances, and, it may be, ambitions, all his own, but they are 
not like those of other men. He has few public relations compared 
with those of other professional men. The rule is now undoubtedly 
far less inflexible than it was fifty years ago, but it has not essen- 
tially changed. Such a life is still comparatively without events, 
and is distinguished mainly by the uniformity of its current. Such 
was it in the case of Professor Caswell. Day succeeded day, and 
year followed year, and still he was at the same work of study and 
of teaching. In 1850 the style of his professorship was changed 
from that of mathematics and natural philosophy to that of mathe- 
matics and astronomy, a portion of his former work having been 
assigi cd to another. Of the science of astronomy he was an as- 
siduous votary, and though he had not the advantages of an ob- 
servatory, yet with such instruments as he had at command, he was 
constantly scanning the starry heavens and watching the occultations 
and transits which they revealed. He also kept himself carefully 
informed of the progress made in the science, and was in frequent 
correspondence with several of its eminent promoters. In 1855 
the presidency of the University became vacant by the resignation 
of Dr. Wayland, who had filled the oflfice since 1827. Professor Cas- 
well was now the senior member of the faculty, and had rendered im- 
portant services to the University and to the cause of education, and 
it was naturally expected that he would be chosen to fill the vacancy. 
In this expectation he probably shared. Another, however, was 
preferred, on the ground that certain advantages would be secured 
by calling to the position one who had not hitherto been connected 
with the University. The occurrence made no change in his devo- 
tion to its interests. He continued to discharge the duties of his 
professorship without any apparent disappointment, and he gave to 
the new president the same cordial support which he had given to hi3 
predecessor. 



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In 18G0 he went abroatl \\\\\\ Mrs. CasMcll, and spent a year in 
travelling in Europe. During his ah.-iencc he made the acquaintanec 
of many eminent men of science, visited several of the great ob- 
eervatories, and attended the meetings of some of tiic leading scien- 
tific associations, both of Great Britain and the (Jontinent. Return- 
ing in 18G1, he resumed his duties and continued them till the 
autumn of 18G3, when he resigned tlie professorship, after a eervice 
of thirty-five years. This service had been almost unprecedented in 
duration, and b.ad been in many ways productive of signal advantages 
to the University. He was greatly respected and beloved by tiie 
scholars whom he taught. His [)ublic s[)irit had aided in promoting 
and securing many improvements, and he had the happiness of seeing 
the institution making constant progress during the period of his 
connection with it — a {)rogress to which his own labors and character 
had largely contributed. The cessation of regular academic occu[)a- 
tions was of course a very great change -in his habits of life. He, 
however, soon supplied tiioir place, and filled up his unaccustomed 
leisure with scientific studies and philanthropic labors of various kinds 
in the community. Pie had a share in nearly every important en- 
terprise of this character that was undertaken, and he always yielded 
readily to the claims which the higher interests of society are con- 
stantly making on the time and energies of generous-minded 
citizens. He also became actively concerned in the management of 
certain financial corporations with which his interests were connected, 
and was made the president of the National Exchange Bank, and 
also of the American Screw" Company, both of which were established 
in Providence. 

In September, 1867, the presidency of the University again be- 
came vacant by the resignation of the Rev. Dr. Sears, who had held 
it for twelve years. No small difficulty was experienced in obtain- 
ing a successor. An election v/as made, but it was dechned, and 
the vacancy was not finally filled till the following January, when 
Dr. Caswell was chosen president. He was now sixty-nine years of 
age ; but he was in good health, and the duties to which he was 
called were, for the most part, such as he had been familiar with 
during his whole professional hfe. His occupancy of the position, 
of course, could not be regarded as other than temporary, either by 
himself or by those who elected him. It was deemed a judicious 
arrangement for meeting a somewhat critical emergency in the afi'airs 
of the University, and he entered upon it with a cheerful confidence 
in his resources. With the otfice, while he held it, no duties of in- 
struction were connected, in order that his energies might not be 
overtasked. The experiment was not without its risks, and the suc- 
cess in which it resulted aifordod a very gratifying proof not only of 
the facility with which he could resume, at a late period of life, the 
academic labors which he had laid aside, but also of the intellectual 
vigor and the genial spirit which years seemed scarcely to have 
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abated. His a(lministratl(»n was entirely creditable to liim, and his 
venerable character and lon<^^ services contributed to its success. Ho 
withdrew from the olKce in' September, l>i72, iiaving held it four 
years and a half, and he left the University in all respects in a better 
condition than that in which he found it. Its students had become 
more numerous ; its funds had been increased ; a new [»rofessor?hlp 
had been establisiied, and an important enlargement had been niadtj 
of its museum of natural history. The years of his presidency, 
added to those during which he was a professor, make the wliJle 
period of his services in Brown University thirty-nine and a half 
years — a period not equalled, save in a single instance, by any other 
officer of instruction in its entire history. In the year following his 
resignation he was elected a trustee, and two years later he^vvas 
elected a fellow in its corporation, thus continuing his connection 
with its management to the end of his life. 

As appears from the foregoing sketch, the entire active life of Dr. 
Caswell, with the exception of the brief year of l;is ministry at 
Plalifax, was spent in the study and teaching of science, a work 
eminently favorable to the culture of the intellect and the elevation 
of the character. Such a work is, of itself, a contribution to the 
interests of science, for it extends its influence over many minds, 
and trains a multiUide of students to be its votaries, its promoters or 
Its discoverers. Such may now be found among his pupils, whose 
first aspirations were awakened and encouraged by him. Neither of 
the sciences, however, which he was engaged in teaching was such 
as to invite him, in any special degree, to'original resear'ches of his 
own. If astronomy is an exception, it is onlv with the aid of an 
observatory and the special facilities which it affords, that such re- 
searches can be attempted with advantage. But he was an expert 
niathematicia.n and a thorough expounder of the laws of mechani- 
cal philosophy ; and with the progress of astronomical science he kept 
up a minute acquaintance, and was exceedingly fond of its study. 
For this purpose he maintained a frequent correspondence with those 
who were prosecuting it in circumstances more propitious than his 
own. He was one of the early members of the American Associa- 
tion for the Promotion of Science, and often served on its important 
committees. He was President of this Association for a vear, and 
delivered the customary official address at its annual meeting, held 
in Springfield, in 1859. He was also one of those who are named 
in the Act of Congress, approved :March 3, 18();3, which created tiie 
National Academy of Science. At the preliminary meeting of ita 
members for organization, held in New York the "following April, 
he was made temporary secretary, and also chairman of the commit- 
tee on the plan of organization. When the Academy was organized 
and Its members were arranged in sections, he was assigned°to the 
section on astronomy, geography and geodesy. He was°also, at the 
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the Navy Department, to report upon certain questions relatin"- to 
the mctliod of prepaiinp^ and publishing cliarts ot" winds and currents, 
and also oi' the sailing direction:; connected therewith. It was one 
of the objects of tlie Acadeuiy to give advice on questions of science 
when called upon to do so by the government of the United States. 
At the annual meeting held in January, 18(JG, in accordance with an 
appointment previously made, he read a carefully prepared [):iper on 
the life and scientific services of the late Professor IJenjamin Silliman 
a member of the Academy, who had died just before the preceding 
annual meeting. Very early in his career as a man of science, he 
began to keep a daily meteorological record, which he continued to 
the end of his life. These records were published every month in 
the Providence Journal, and compilations of them have appeared in 
the volun)es of the Smithsonian Institution. He also, at tJie invita- 
tion of Professor Henry, the head of that Institution, delivered a 
course of lectures on astronomy in its hall, at Washino-ton, in the 
Trintcr of l(So8. 

The published writings of Dr. Caswell are comparatively few, and 
these for the most part are scattered among the transactions of 
learned societies, or the scientific and literary periodicals to which 
they were contributed. He had no fondness for the preparation of 
text-books, though often urged to the undertaking in connection 
with some one of the sciences which he was engaged in teaching. 
Even the few pa})ers which he published were prepared at the soli- 
citation of the editors of the journals in which they appeared. He 
of course wrote a large number of annual reports, for the University 
and for the various institutions, literary, charitable and reli^'ious 
with which he was connected, and in which his services were very 
frequently put in requisition for this purpose. He also published 
now an( then a discourse prepared for some public occasion. He 
also wrote frequently for the newspaper press, and often discussed 
subjects in a series of articles which were thus presented to the pub- 
lic. Apart from publications of this kind, the followino- list con- 
tains all those with which his name is known to be connected : 

Oration before the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Brown University 
in 1835. ' ^ ^ 

^ Whe well's Bridge water Treatise, an article in the Christian Ee- 
vievv for June, 1836. 

"The Principle of Emulation" in connection with education, an 
article in the North American Review for October, 1836. 

Kichol's Architecture of the Heavens, an article in the Christian 
■Review for December, LStll. 

Four Lectures on Astronomy, delivered at the Smithsonian In- 
stitution in Washington, D. C, in 1858. 

_ Address at the opening of the session of the American Associa- 
tion for the Promotion of Science, at Springfield, in 1859. 



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Meteorological Observations at Providence, from 1830 to ISGO, 
publi.^hed in the Quarto Series of the Smithsonian Institution, vol. xii! 
■ JNfemoir of John Jiarstow, an article in the Historical and Geueu- 
logical Kegistcr for October, 18 64. 

Memoir of iionjamin Silliman, LL.D., read before the National 
Academy of Science and i)ui)]i.shod in its Annual Volume for 1800. 

Sermon on the Life and Christian Work of the Kcv. Franci.s 
Wayland, D.D., 18G8. 

From his character and ecrvices as a nian of science we turn to 
contemplate him in his relation to the comniiinity and to the intercuts 
of philanthropy and religion. His services here have already been 
incidentally alluded to as signally honorable and useful. His natural 
benevolence was very strong, and this quality of his -character was 
heightened hy his sense of religious duty to his fellowmen. He was 
interested in every enterprise that was designed to relieve the 
miseries or to elevate the character of the human race, or to bring 
them under the influence of true religion. In him the poor always 
found a friend and a benefactor. A teacher himself, he was a life- 
long promoter of popular, as well as of scientific, education. lie 
was also enlisted in the efforts of those who were enga^-ed in tiie 
abolition of war, and of those Avho were laboring for the'' benefit of 
the freedracn of the South and scarcely less in the improvement of 
their brethren in Africa. Even before his days of leisure becran, he 
generously shared in the labors and expenditures of the public chari- 
ties pf Providence, and he soon began to give to thes*e charities much 
of his time and attention. His continued connection with the Boards 
of the University has been mentioned, and it did not fail to bring 
with it some special cares and duties. At the organization of the 
Rhode Island Hospital in 18G3, he was appointed o'neof its trustees, 
and after faithfully discharging this trust for twelve years, he was, 
in 1875, chosen president of the Hospital, an office which he contin- 
uedto hold to the end of his life. He performed for this important 
institution a great amount of work, and afforded it much valuable aid 
by his counsels. Such was the estimation in which his services and 
character were held by those who were associated with him. in the 
management of the hospit^d, that a few of his friends have, since his 
death, endowed a free bed within its walls in honor of his memory, 
which is to bear forever the name of "The President Caswell Free 
Bed." He was also, for several years immediately preceding his 
death, one of the inspectors of the State Prison, where he often^con- 
ducted religious services on Sundays ; and he was much interested 
in the questions relating to prison disciphne, and in the well being of 
those whom this discipline concerns. ^ 

The religious o()inions and sentiments of Dr. Caswell were decided 
and earnest, and they blended gracefully with every attribute of his 
character and entered into all the pursuits and scenes of his life. 
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him with a particular branch of the Christian church, they were very 
far from being exclusive or narrow. Tliey were derived rather from 
the Bible than from any school of theology. As was well said of 
him by his recent pastor at his funeral, " His secret life was nourished 
out of profound convictions, out of a perpetual communion with an 
invisible world and a living God. His were not occasional excursions 
into spiritual regions, but a constant walk with God. There was in 
him a beautiful, we may say, an uncommon combination of the spir- 
itualities of a sincere religion with the activities, the interests, the 
joys of life." His religious faith and his scientific conclusions were 
never seriously at variance with each other. He believed that Nature 
and Revelation were alike, in their respective modes, manifestations 
of the character and will of God, and he did not doubt that the 
teachings of the Bible, when rightly interpreted, would prove to be in 
full harmony with the teachings of all true science. His faith in the 
Copernican system was scarcely greater than his faith in the ultimate 
prevalence of Christianity throughout the world. He believed it to 
be designed to become the religion of mankind. He was, therefore, 
an earnest advocate and a liberal promoter of Christian missions, as 
one of the most important agencies for reclaiming and improving 
the human race. He watched their operations and rejoiced in their 
successes in every quarter of the globe. He regarded them as the 
grandest enterprise in Christian history, and as the continuation of 
the work begun by the Apostles at the command of our Lord him- 
self; and he delighted to contemplate their connection with the 
ultimate destiny of man as an immortal being. 

The life of such a man could scarcely fail to be happy. His 
temperament was cheerful and his health almost uniformly good. 
Though in early life he was wholly dependent en his own exertions, 
industry and prudence had secured for him a liberal competence. 
His relations to others were kindly and benignant, and his domestic 
life was singularly fortunate. He bore the trials and sorrows, from 
which no human lot is free, with serene composure and with devout 
submission to the Divine Will. He lived to nearly four score years, 
and yet without seeming to be old. With his faculties scarcely 
dulled by age, with his children and grandchildren around him, he 
received the consideration and respect w^hich are always so readily 
accorded to those who have served well the generation to which they 
belong. He was called to suffer from no wasting disease, from no 
lingering decny of strength. He was withdrawn by only a few days 
of illness from the activities and duties in which he greatly delighted, 
and he died as he had lived, in calm submission to his Heavenly 
Father's will, and with an unfaltering faith in the life and immortality 
which are brought to light in the gospel. 

Br. Caswell was twice married : first, on May 7, 1830, to Esther 
Lois, daughter of Ebenezer K. Thompson, of Providence, who died 
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daiifjhtor of Thomas Edmands, of Newton, Mass., who survives hor 
husband, i)^ the first marriage six children wore born, of wliom 
three died in January, and three survive their father, viz. : .Sarah 
Swoope, wife of James B. AnQ;ell, LL.D., president of the Univer- 
sity of Michigan ; Dr. Edward Thompson Caswell, physician of 
Providence, and Thomas Thompson Caswell, paymaster in the Navy 
of the United States. 



AN AUTOBIOGRAPIITCAL :ME:MOm OF ^VILLIAM 

ROTCIl. 

■WRITTEN IN THE EIGHTIETH YEAR OF HIS AGE.* 
Cornmnnicated by Frederick C. Santord, Esq., of Nantucket. 

Memoranda. 
FRIEND of mine has repeatedly requested me to })ut on 
paper some of the occurrences of about twenty years of my 
life, from 1775 to 1794, which he had heard me relate in conver- 
sation. 

When the revolutionary war broke out in 1775, I saw clearly that 
the only line of conduct to be pursued by us, the inhabitants of the 
Island of Nantucket, was to take no part in the contest, and to 
endeavor to give no occasion of offence to either of the contending 
forces. A great portion of the inhabitants were of the denomination of 
Friends, and a large number of the considerate of the other societies 
united in the opinion that our safety was to be found in a state of 
neutrality, as far as it could be obtained, although we had no doubt 
that suLering would be our lot, and which we afterwards experienc- 
ed from both parties. Our situation was rendered more difficult 
from having among us a few restless spirits who had nothing to 
lose, and who were often thwarting our pacific plan and subjecting 
us to dangers, not caring what confusion they brought upon us, if 
they could gain sometlung in the scramble. 

My own troubles began soon after the war broke out. In the 
year 1764 I had taken the goods of a merchant in Boston, de- 
ceased and insolvent, who was deeply indebted to me. Among 
these were a number of muskets, some with, others without bayo- 
nets. The Straits uf Belleisle opened a new field for the whale 
fishery. There wild fowl were abundant, and my muskets met with 
a ready sale ; but whenever guns with bayonets w-ere chosen, I inva- 
riably took that instrument of war from them. The purchaser 

• William Rotch, an enlerprising and successful mcrchrint of Nantacket and New Bed- 
ford, wa< bom at Nantiifket, Oct. 14 0. S. (15 N. S.). 1734, and died at Now Bedford, 
May I'j, 1828. For liis l)io_r;raptiy and genealuLrv, see Rici.etion's " History of New Bed- 
. ford," pp. 10>-15. Sec al>o " Nantucl<et in tlie Revolution," in tlic Registlr {ante, xxviii. 
272-^, 4.'W— 1'2; xxix.43— 5J, 14I-.5. I lii.n autobioiirapby is dated " New Bedford, lid mouth, 
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would insist on havinj; it, but I as strenuously resisted, and I laid 
thciu all by. jNIuny years afterward I removed to nuothcr store, 
leaving' much rubbiih in the one 1 had left. Amongst the rubbish 
were those bayonets, neglected and forgotten imtil the war com- 
menced, when to my surprise they were brought into view by an 
application made for them by a person from the continent. 

The time had now come to support our testimony against war, 
or forever abandon it. As this very instrument was a severe test, I 
would not hesitate, and therefore promptly denied the ap[)licant. 
My reasons for not furnishing the bayonets were demanded, to 
which I readily answered : "As this instrument is purposely made 
and used for the destruction of mankind, and I cannot put into one 
man's hand to destroy another that which I cannot use myself in the 
same way, I refuse to comply with thy demand.'' The person left 
me much dissatisfied. Others came and received the same denial. 
It made a great noise in the country, and my life was threatened. 
1 would gladly have beaten them into '* pruning hooks." As it was, 
I took an early opportunity of throwing them into the sea. 

A short time after, I was called before a committee appointed by 
the court then held at Watertown, near Boston, and questioned, 
among other things, respecting these bayonets. I gave a full ac- 
count of my proceedings, and closed it by saying : "I sank them in 
the bottom of the sea. I did it from principle. 1 have ever been 
glad that I had done it. If I have done wrong, I am to be pitied." 
The chairman of the committee, one ]Major Plawley (a worthy 
character) , then addressed the committee and said : " I believe Mr. 
Eotch has given us a candid account of the affair, and every man 
has a right to act consistently with his religious principles, but I am 
sorry we cannot have the bayonets, for we want them very much.'" 
The Major was desirous of knowing more of our Friends' princi- 
ples, on which I informed him as far as he inquired. One of the 
committee* in a pert manner observed, "Then your principles are 
passive obedience and non-resistance." I replied, "No, my friend, 
our principles are active obedience or passive suffering." I passed 
through no small trial on account of my bayonets, and the clamor 
long continued against me. 

From the year 1775 to the end of the war, we were in continual 
embarrassments. Our vessels were captured by the English, and 
oiu" small vessels and boats sent to the continent for provisions de- 
nied and sent back empty, under pretence that we supplied the Brit- 
ish, which was without the least foundation. 

Prohibitory laws were often made in consequence of these reports, 
unfounded as they were. By this inhuman conduct we were some- 
times in danijer of bein": starved. One of these laws was founded 

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been imposed upon respecting our conduct in supplying the British. 

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I wrote to tlie Governor on the subject, and laid our distress home 
to him, at the same time that I assured him that nothing of that 
kind had taken phice. lie was convinced of hi.s error, and was ever 
after very kind in assisting us within his jurisdiction. But there 
were so many petty officers, as committees of safety, inspection, &Q., 
in all parts, and too many of them chosen mucli upon the principles 
of Jeroboam's priests, that we were sorely tried and afflicted. 

It was a'ouut the year 1778, when the current was very stron''- 
against us in Nantucket, when the vessels we sent after provisions 
were sent back empty, and great suffering for want of food was 
likely to take place, that the people (not Friends) who thought we 
ought to have joined in the war, began to chide and murnmr against 
me. They considered me the principal cause that we did not join 
in the war (which I knew was measurably the case), when we miirht 
have been plentifully supplied, but now were likely to starve — little 
considering that if we had taken part there was nothing but super- 
natural aid (which he had no reason to expect) tliat could have 
prevented our destruction. 

Though 1 had done everything in my power for our preserv^ation, 
this murmuring of the people operated so severely upon my spirits, 
that I was once (a tim.e never to be forgotten) on the point of ask- 
ing that Divine Being who gave mc life, that he would take il from 
me, for my affliction seemed more than I could bear ; but sustained 
by that good hand which had so often been my deliverer, after shed- 
ding a flood of tears, my mind was more easy and my spirits revived. 
In the year 1779,' seven armed vessels and transports with troops 
from Nen-j^ort came to us, the latter commanded by George Leon- 
ard, an American, as were the troops in general, having joined the 
English. They plundered us of much property, some from me, 
and a considerable amount from one Thomas Jenkins. "While they 
were plundering his store, I attempted to pass the guard they had 
set, being desirous to see Leonard and intercede with him to desist, 
but the guard arrested my progress with the bayonet. After some 
time Timothy Folger succeeded in speaking to him, and advised 
him to go off, as the people would not bear it much longer. He 
took the hint and retired much enraged. 

We soon had information tliat Leonard and company were pre- 
paring a much more formidable expedition against us. The town 
was convened to consult what measures should be taken in this try- 
ing emergency, which resulted in sending Dr. Benjamin Tupper, 
Samuel Starbuck and myself to Newport, and thence if necessary to 
New York, to represent our case to the commander of the army 
and navy. 

[To be continueil.] 

• This was an error in date, which should be 1778. Count DTstaing, with bis Sset, 
arrived off Newport, Aug. 29, 1773. 



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A STUDY OF THE VIRGINIA CENSUS OF 1G24. 

By the Rev. Edwakd D. Neill, A.B.. President of Macalcstcr College, Miancapolis, Minn. 
[Continued from p. 153-1 

John Laydox. 
JOTIN' Latdox, of Elizabctli City, at the time of the taking of 
tlic census, was the only survivor of the fast company of colonists, 
who I'eft England in December, inOG. He was a passenger in the 
Susan Constant, and came out as a laborer when twenty-six years 
of age. His ^^'ife Ann was also alive, Avho when sixteen years of 
age arrived in Virginia in the ship Mary ^largarct, in October, 
1608. Her maiden name was Ann Burras, and she was the first 
female servant in the colony, as her mistress, iMrs. Forest, was the 
first gentlewoman, and both came in the same vessel. Her mar- 
riage also was the first in Virginia. Three daughters, Virginia, 
Alice and Katherine, are enrolled. . . . 

'Nathaniel Causey. 
Nathaniel Causey was another of the few surviving old settlers. 
He arrived at Jamestown on April 22, 1608, in the ship Phenix, 
Capt. Nelson. His wife Thomasine arrived in xVugust of the next 
year in the ship Lion, one of the Gates and Somers tleet. At the 
time of the census they were living at Jordan's Journey, and had 
five white servants. 

Vestcexcio axd Berxaedo, Italians. 

These two Italians are reported as living at the Glass House, near 
James City. Bernardo had a wife. They formed part of Capt. 
William Norton's glass- workers, who in July, 1621, sailed in the 
ship George. 

In the letter of the Virginia Company, written from London on 
August 21, 1621, and brought over in the Marmaduke, are these 
words : 

In the next place we commend unto your care Capt. Wm. Norton and 
his Italians, together with the rest of his company, to whom we pray you 
to be helpful at his landing. * ♦ * * "VVe will expect the best help 
and advice, especially in making choice of a healthfid place to plant him- 
self in, near to the best inhabited town, either in Charles City or Henrico, 
but by no means lower than James City. * * * * 

The making of beads is one of Capt. Norton's chief employments, which 
being the money you trade with the natives, we would by no means have 
through too much abundance, viliiied, or the Virginians at all permitted to 
*«e or understand the manufacture of them. 
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The Boxalls axd La Guard, Frenchmen. 
Anthony Bonall, Juines Bonall and L:i Guard, Frenchmen, arc 
dwellers at Elizabeth City, near Hampton. These persons arrived 
in 1622, in the "Abiirnil," to impart informatiou relative to the rais- 
innr of sdk. Two of them were related to John Bunoel, or Bonall 
8dk-worm raiser to the Kinir. On October 30th, 1G21, Deputy Far- 
rar informed the Virginia Company "of the great pains that Mv. 
Bonnell, the Frenchman, Master of the King's silk-worms at Oat- 
land, had taken in penning a treatise in French concerninu' the order- 
ing of silk-worms and making of silk, which treatise, thatlt miuht be 
ot special use to the planters of Virginia, he therefore moved this 
Court would please to recommend it to some, to translate it into 
English, and afterward that it might be prepared, and bein- ap- 
proved It might be printed ; which the Court assented untor and 
prayed Mr. Deputy to see it done, and that a good number of the 
. said buorc might be sent into Virginia by the next ship." 

_ The book was printed at London by Felix Ivingston, with the 
title, 

"His Maiesties gracious letter to the Earl of Southampton, Treasurer of 
the Virgiiua Compauy commandiacr the present and settincr up of Silke 
Workes and Plunting of Vines in Virginia. Also a Treatfse on makic- 
siJks by John Bonnoel," etc. ° 

John Bonnoel was silk-worm raiser to the Iving. The book is 
supposed to have been translated by a member of tlie London Com- 
pany, George Ruggle, the talented author of the comedy of "■ Iimo- 
ramus," at the performance of which the sides of beer-guzz1ino- 
-h.ing James used to shake with laughter. ° 

In December, 1621. the London°Company write to the Vir'^iuia 
authorities : ° 

We have sent a very small quantity of silk worm seed. * * * T^e 
pray you that these now sent, and those you formerly had, mav be improved 
by the most, and the skill of the Frenchmen diffused amon^st^'many, thou-h 
they have not much matter to exercise it in. = ./ = 

On the 10th of January, 1622-23, the Company again write : 
There is likewise some provisions for the Frenchmen, and the next 
ship shall bring their apparel! ; their wages have been paid here to Mr. 
^onall ; their kind usage, and the instructing and training up of maay, in 
the skill and arts, are things we especially recommend to you. 

In the muster of Anthony BonaU for 1625, appears Elias L^Tar- 
do, aged thirty-eight, the same as La Guard of the census, and Iwo 
other Frenchmen who came out in the Abigail. 

Daniel Gookin. 

At Elizabeth Gty, now Hampton, arc enrolled the servants of 

Daniel Gookm, the mtm who was instrumental in incrcadin^- and 
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Although a native of Kent, England, he, with his brother Sir 
ViuccuL Goukiu, was a resiJent uear IJundon, county Cork, Ireland. 
On the 2ad of July, 1G21, the Deputy Governor of the Virginia 
Company of London spends a letter "from Mr. Gookin of Ireland, 
who desired that a clause in the contract between him and the Com- 
pany touching cattle which he had undertaken to transport to \'ir- 
trinia at the rate of eleven pounds the heifer, and she goats at three 
pound, ten shillings apiece, for which he might take any commudi- 
ties in Virginia, at such prices as the Company here had set down ; 
he desired that these words be more clearly explained." 

And to this effect Mr. Deputy signified that they had drawn a 
letter in the name of the Council and Company unto ^Ir. Gookin, 
declaring that their interest and meaning was, it should be lawful 
for him and his factors to trade, barter and sell all such commodi- 
ties he shall carry thither, at such rates and prices as he shall think 
good, and for his cattle shall receive either of the Governor or other 
private persons, any of the commodities growing there, at such 
prices as he can agree. 

And lastly, according to Mr. Gookin's request in his said letter, 
they had promised that he should have a patent for a particular 
plantation, as large as that granted to Sir Vfilliaiu Xewce, and 
should also have liberty to take one hundred hogs out of the forest, 
upon condition that he repay the said number again unto the Com- 
pany, within the term of seven years, provided that he use them 
for breed and increase, and not for present slaughter. 

The authorities in Virginia were on August 12, 1621, instructed 
as follows : "Let him have very good tobacco for his covrs, now at 
his first voyage, for if he makes a good return, it may be the occa- 
sion of a trade with you from those parts, whereby you may be 
abunaantly supplied, not only with cattle, but with most of those 
commodities you want at better and easier rate." 

The master of the ship " Flying Hart " Avas Cornelius John- 
eon, of Horn, in Holland, and in November he safely landed 
Gookin's cattle in Virginia. Governor Wyatt writes : '' There ar- 
rived here about the 2 2d of November a ship from !Mr. Gookin, out 
of Ireland, wholly upon his own adventure, without any relation 
at all to his contract with you in England, which was so well fur- 
nished with all sorts of provision, as well as with cattle, as we could 
wish all men would follow the example. He hath also brought with 
him about fifty men upon that adventure, besides thirty other pas- 
senijers. We have according' to their desire, seated them at New- 
port's News, and we do conceive great hope if the Irish plantation 
prosper, that from Ireland great multitude of people will be likely 
to come hither." 

Gookin remained in Virginia during the winter of 1G21-22, acted 
the part of a brave man at the time of the great massacre by the 
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land with the sad news. The next year he arrived in the colony in 
the ship ''Providence." Gov. Wyatt, on April 7, 1G23, writes: 
" A ship has lately arrived for ]Mr. Gookin, with forty men and 
thirty passengers." 

^ His eon Daniel, at this time only eleven years of age, became a 
distinguished man. In 1642, Daniel, Jr., resided in^Xansemoiid 
Parish, and with others applied to the ^Massachusetts churches for a 
Puritan minister. Offending Gov. Berkeley by his non-conformi.-it 
tendencies, he removed to Boston and became superintendent of 
Indian afiairs, and the intimate friend of John Eliot the Indian 
missionary. He owned a plantation on South Kiver, Ann Arundel 
County, ^laryland. 

During the last week of July, 1G53, four Piscataway Indians 
"entered," said Hatton, the attorney-general of Maryland, "into the 
house of Capt. Daniel Gookin-, in the County of Ann Arundel, 
within tliis Province of jVlaryland, and then and there in a mosc 
barbarous, cruel and felonious manner, murdered one Jacob "War- 
rone, a negi-o, servant of the said Capt. Gookin, and a child of said 
negroes about seven years of age, and .grievously wounded the said 
negroe's wife, leaving her for dead." 

Two of the party, Skigtanmough and Counaweza, were ti-ied in 
September, at Saint Mary, found guilty, and executed the day they 
were sentenced. 

Daniel Gookin, Jr.'s tombstone, at Cambridge, Mass., states 
that on the 19th March, 1686-87, he departed this life. 

[For the genealogy of the Gookin family, see Register, i. 345- 
52 ; ii. 167-74; and Paige's History of Cambridge, pp. 563-6.— 
Editor.] 

Dr. Jonj^ Pott. 

John Pott, A.M., M.D., jshysician for the colony, arrived with 
Ids wife Elizabeth in October, 1621, in the ship Geori^e. He was 
appointed on the recommendation of Dr. Theodore Gulston, the 
founder of the Gulstonian lectureship of anatomy, still maintained 
by the London College of Physicians. 

The minutes of the Virginia Company, under date of July 16, 
1621, contain the following statement : 

For so mxich as the physician's place to the Company was now become 
void by reason of the untimely death of Dr. Bohiine, slain in the fi^rht 
with two Spanish Ships of War on the 19th of March last, Doctor g'uI- 
stone did now take occasion to recommend unto the Company, for the 
said place, one Uv. Potts, a Master of Arts, and as he atfirmed well prac- 
tised in chirurgory and physic, and expert also in distilling of waters, and 
that he had many other ingenious de^-Isc>, so as he supposed, his service 
would be of great use unto the Colony in Virrrinia. but prayed that where- 
as Dr. Bohune was tied by his contract, to supply such of his tenants as 
died after the tirst year, at his own charge, that Mr. Pott might be released 



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of that covenant, being too strict, and overliard as he supposed ; but it was 
ttUaUorcJ, it v-us uot, in the power of any olht;r but a Quarter Court to re- 
verse or alter the same, but should always find the Couipauy in all things 
verv reasonable to all well deserving men. And therefore if Mr. Pott 
would .•iccopt of the place, upon the same conditions as Dr. liohune did, he 
should be entertained, and for his hotter content, should be specially rocom- 
mended to the Governor, to be well accommodated, and sliould have a chest 
of physic of 20ib charge unto the Company, and all things thereimto ap- 
pertaining:, together with 101b in books of physic, which should always 
belong unto the Company, which chest of physic and books Dr. GulstOLa 
was desired to buy. 

And seeing he intended to carry over with him his wife, a man and a 
maid, they should have him transported free. 

With Dr. Pott came two other chirurgeona. lie was made a 
member of the Council nntlor Gov. Francis Wyatt. In 1G2U, Wcbt 
having gone to England, Pott acted as governor until Harvey's ar- 
rival. Pott was then arraigned for pardoning Edward Wallis, 
condemned for murder and appropriating cattle. He was found 
guilty and confined to his plantation at ILurrope, now Williamsburg, 
until the King's pleasure could be ascertained. Gov. Harvey for- 
warded the recommendation of the Council for his pardon, and Mrs. 
Pott crossed the sea and pleaded her husband's cause, alleging there 
was no proof to justify the harsh proceedings toward him. The 
commissioners to whom the petition Avas referred, reported to the 
King that "condemning him for felony was very rigorous, if not 
erroneous," and recommended that he should be restored to liberty 
and his estate, and the practice of his profession. 

Upon Pott's restoration he manifested no friendship toward Gov, 
Harvey, and in May, 1(335, was one of those who compelled the 
goven .or to go to England. 

Capt. Willi a:m Epps. 

The name of William Epps is the first in the list of the inhabi- 
tants of the Eastern Shore. He came to Virginia in 1G19, a pas- 
senger of the ship " William and Thomas." His wife Margaret 
came in 1621, in the " George." He became somewhat notorious 
from having killed Edward liowcroft alias Stallenge, in a quarrel. 
Among the manuscript records in the Library of Congress, is the 
following warrant from Gov. Francis Wyatt : 

Whereas, it is ordered by the Governor and Council that ^Ir. Bolton, 
Minister, shall receive for his salary, this year, throughout all the planta- 
tions at the Eastern Shore, ten pounds of tobacco, and one bushel of corn 
for every planter and tradesman above the age of sixteen years, alive at 
the crop. 

These are to require Capt. William Eps, commander of the said plan- 
tation to raise the said ten pounds of tobacco, and one bushel of com, to be 
levied accordingly throughout all the said plantations, charging all persons 
there residing to yield ready obedience, and to be aiding and assisting unto 
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the said Capt. "William Ejjs, in the cxecutioa of the warrant, as they will 
answer ut their puril. Given at James City, November 21, 1G23. 

KeV. Mk. r>OLTOX. 

The Loudon Company's Transactions for the 10th of July, 1621, 
eay : "Upon the Kight Honorable tlie Earl of Southampton's re- 
commendations of ]Mr. liolton, Minister, for his honesty and suffi- 
ciency of learning, and to undertake the care and charge of the niin- 
ietiy, the Company liave been pleased to entertain him for their 
minister, in some vacant place in Virginia, and have therefore re- 
ferred him to- the Committee to be treated and concluded with touch- 
ing his allowance and- seated where they ahull tliink fit and most 
convenient for him." 

He sailed with Gov. AVyatt, Dr. Pott, Christopher Davison the 
Secretary, and others, in the ship George, and arrived in Virginia 
in October. 

The Company, in their letter to the Council at Jamestown, write : 
"We have likewise sent to you two sufficient preachers, ]Mr. Ilaiit 
Wyatt who is to be preacher to the Governor's tenants, and Mr. 
Bolton whom we have consigned to Elizabeth City, to inhabit with 
Capt. Thomas Nuce, to whom we recommend him, understanding 
that Mr. Stockton is otherwise stated." 

Jontis Stockton had arrived the year before, and for a period he 
preached at Henrico and Bermuda Hundred. Rev. George Keith, 
who came in 1617, was living at Elizabeth City when Bolton ar- 
rived, and probably on that account he was assigned to the planta- 
tions of Accoraac. 

He appears to have died or left the coimtry before the census was 
taken in February, 1623-4. 

George Newce. .i 

George Newce, or Nuce, was the only one of that name at Eliza- 
beth City when the census was taken. 

Sir William Newce, of Bandon, co. Cork, Ireland, who had been 
the neighbor of Daniel Gookin, on April 12, 1621, offered to trans- 
port, before midsummer of 1625, two thousand persons to Virginia. 
The services of such a man were highly appreciated by the London 
Company. With Sir George Carew he had served in Ireland 
against the Spaniards at the famous siege of Kinsale. After the 
coimtry was quieted, with others he settled on what Spenser called 

" The pleasant Bandon, crowned with many a wood." 

His lease was obtained from Sir Bernard Grenville, and he deter- 
mined to build a tov.ii in the centre of his estate, and call it Newce- 
town,. but was diverted by the following occurrence. AV^hile mea- 
suring the ground, he put his foot upon the end of the line and said 
to an assistant, "Here will be the end of this street." A rude Irish 



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chief at that moment stepping up, with fierceness said, " May you 
end there yours^elf, too." 

Tills determined him to come down to the edge of the stream and 
connnence a hamlet directly ojiposite the town of " jioncst and pluin 
dealing, ]Ma^ter r>cecher," another English settler. The celebrated 
Bardon Bridge was built, and thus a community of interest was 
established between the settlement of Henry liec'cher and ^Villiam 
Xevvce. The " wild Iri^h " were not permitted to dwell among 
them, and it was arranged "that every inhabiter there should have 
as much libertie as a free holder in England." And permission 
was also made for a learned preacher and a free school. After just 
such a model the Puritans of Massachusetts, a few years later, or- 
ganized themsehes. 

Bandon was incorporated as a town in 1C1.3, and William Newce 
was the first Provost or Mayor, and the inhabitants chiefly English 
Puritans. In 1^20 the first court was held at this place, and a 
Mr. Newce furnished a sheep, and ]\Ir. Gookin a cook for three 
days, in entertaining the judges. 

Under date of May 2, 1()21, there is the following entry in the 
transactions of the London Company : " Proceeding to the eleccon 
of Marshall, for so much as Captaine AVilliam Newce was onely pro- 
posed to stand to the elcccon, and to be put to the Balloting" Box, 
was by the same chosen with a generall consent f saue of three balls 
onely found in the negative boxes) to be ^Marshall of Virginia." 

His residence in Virginia was soon terminated. Arriving in 
1622, he did not survive above two days the reading of his patent. 
He brought with hira very few people, sickly, ragged, and alto- 
gether without provision. His sudden death and great debt left his 
estate much entangled. 

On May 17th, 1620, George Thorpe and Thomas Newce were 
appointed deputies of the Company's lands in Virginia, and for the 
entertainment of Newce and his successors as deputy, it was ordered 
that 1200 acres should be assigned, 600 at Elizabeth City, 400 at 
Charles City, 100 at Henrico, and 100 at James Citv. The next 
month he was made a councillor. The London Com'panv unite on 
the 25th of July, 1621, to the Council in Virginia : 

The vessels of the earth you sent, we have not received, when trial is 
made, you shall hear from us. And we pray you all in general that such 
extraordinary ore or earth as you tind, send us over in°i)leiitv, for that 
which was sent by your Capt. [Tho's] Newce, was in so small' proportion 
as we would hardly make any trial thereof. We conceive it to be Terra 
Lemnia, and it is exceedingly good for the flux ; we desire you therefore 
Captain Newce to send us over three or four ton of said white' earth. * * * 

We have sent a ship of catde from Ireland, whereof we desire that 
^apt. Newce first, be served with liis promised part. 

Deputy Thomas Newce did not long survive Sir William. On 
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Sir John Danvers, acquainted tl.e London Companv that he Irul 
received a k.^ter from .Mr.. Xewcc, the uife of Deputy Xevvcc de- 
ceased in \irgima, req.icstin- tlmt in re-ard of lier -r'cat lo8s '' ;,n.l 
left desolate and comfortlcvs.s in a strange Countrv, far from all hc^ 
triends, she m.gl.t .till enjoy tiie use of the tenant's labor, until a 
successor was appointed." 

Nicholas Ferrar also signified that he had received a letter from 
V n-gmia, commending much the Gentlewoman's good carria-c and 
chanty to divers in the country." °^ 

[To be continued.] 



THE POWDER-MILL IN CANTON. 

By D. T. V. nuNToo>-, Esq., of Canton, Mass. 

;j>ORGE POND lies iu a north-easterly direcrion from the villn-e of 
bouth Canton. It receives its supply of water from Mashaooo- 
brook, the confluence of Leaver and Steep brooks on the south and IV 
quit brook on the north. The outlet to this pond is near the m^^iu .treef of 
the village, not tar ±rom the Mashapog House. This outtlowin^r stream 
was known to the Indians as a portion of Alashapo- brook. The earlv 
settlers culled It ''Saw Mill River," and on the modern maps it bears the 
name of the -East Branch of the Neponset River." It is not a Ion- 
stream ; not more than two miles from its starting point, it ioins the Ne''- 
ponset River m the Fowl Meadows. The water, as it rush's aIon<r, fur- 
nishes to-day the motive power for the Kinsley Iron and M-ichine^ C'-m- 
pany, the Revere Copper Company and the Neponset Cotton Facto'-y 

Ihe early settlers of Canton saw in this brook a Greater canability for 
nsetuluess than ever the poor Indian dreamed of. They purchased "from 
him all the rights he claimed to have in the water and the river bed, and 
they resolved that henceforward the stream should be utihzed. \ea- the 
close of the seventeenth^ century a saw-mill was built upon its \anks, *a 
few years afterward a grist-mill, and then a powder-mill was erected Of 
this powder-mill and its successor we propose to ^ive an account 

In order to do this it will be necessary for us tS go back to the rear 1673. 
On the twenty-second of August of that year we find the Rev. John Oxen- 
bridge, pastor and the Rev. James Allen, teacher, of the First Church in 
Boston, with Robert Sanderson, one of the deacons of the church, enterincr 
into_ a partnership which savors more of things temporal than spiritual for 
having joined with Capt. Johu Hull and Freegrace Bendall, both rmaaaed 
m trade m Boston, these wortliies purchased a piece of land for the°p°ir- 
pose of erecLing a powder-mill. Two years after thev take in, amon- 
other partners, Mr. John Wi^wall, Sen., who was possibly the first white 
man who ever lived in what is now the town of Canton, these .-entlemen 
entered into a sort of stock company, organized for the special purpose of 
'erecting a building, and improving a powder-miU at Neponset in the town- 
ship ot Milton." 

This mill was situated just above the bridge that crosses the Neponset 
River m iiinton, and was on the Milton side of the river ; but the watch- 



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house, which was of stone, and the house occupied by the workmen were 
on the norilierly side of the river, iu wliat is now ku(jwo a3 Ward XXIV. 
of the city of Boston. The comj)ariy appointed one Walter Kvercndon (now 
Everton), a Kentish man, as overseer. In h.-ss than three montiis from 
the comraencemont of the enterprise the work had been so vigoronsly pro- 
secuted, tliat the General Court, consi(h;rin<^ tlie danc^er of the d<;struction 
of the buildings by lire, or otherwise, from Kin;; Philip during the time 
of his war, order that a constant watch be kept at " Unkety " for the 
preservation of the powder-mill, and the grist-mill which was in its imme- 
diate vicinity, and watchmen were appointed to look after them. The Gene- 
ral Court also signified its interest in the undertaking, by allowing tlie pro- 
prietors, who were about to erect a stone watch-house, authority '-to repair 
to any magistrate by the law empowered to give warrants, to impress work- 
men to carry on public works, of which sort, this is." 

In 1701, Walter Everendon bought out Joseph Wiswall's interest in the 
concern, and from time to time purchased the interests of others, so that in 
1722 Everendon and Israel Howe owned all the property, and divided it, 
Everendon taking all on the Dorchester side of the river. In 1721 Howe 
retired from the business, and Walter Everendon, having been in the busi- 
ness for nearly half a century, sold out to his son Eei'jamin, and the fol- 
lowing year was gathered unto his fathers. In 174-4 the original mill, on 
the Milton side of the river, blew up. Benjamin Everendon continued 
the business of manufacturing powder on the Dorchester side of the river 
until 1749, possibly until 1757, when he sold out and removed to Stough- 
ton (now Canton). 

The Neponset Cotton Factory, a large stone building erected in 1824, 
is easily seen from the viaduct of the. Boston & Providence Eailroad in 
Canton. It occupies the last water privilege on the easterly branch of the 
Neponset River. In 1717, the very spot now occupied by this corporation 
was selected by a company of gentlemen as a suitable place whereon to 
erect a mill for the smelting of iron ore. It consisted of Edmund 
Quincy of Braintree (Quincy), John White of Boston, Standfast Foster, 
Samuel Paul, Thomas Tileston, Ebsnezer Maudsley (Mosely), Ebenezer 
Jones and Robert Royall. 

From the ninth lot iu the " Twelve Divisions " originally laid out by the 
town of Dorchester (of which Canton, with other towns, was, at the time 
of which we are writing, the South Precinct) they purchased two acres of 
land lying upon the stream before mentioned, and" here in connection with 
Timothy Jones, the owner of the property, they built a dam and erected 
buddings suitable for extracting pure iron ore. These works were continued 
for some time, but the cost of procuring iron in this manner was so great that 
the business was discontinued, the buddings unused and finally uUerly de- 
molished. Mr. Everendon's attention was called to the fact that an excel- 
lent mill privilege at Stoughton was for sale at a low price. He purchased 
^.'i.-^J"^^ ^''°'^ '^^^ heirs of Ebenezer Maudsley, a seven-eighth part, and iu 
17o3 of Timothy Jones one-eighth part, of what was then known as " Ye 
Old Iron Works;" and he aUo procured about two acres of land adjoining 
the site of the former works, all lying upon the southerly side of the stream! 
Here he erected buildings suitable for the purpose of manufacturing pow- 
der. He also erected, as he had done at Milton, a gri..t-mill, and before 
ttieyear 175o the buildings were completed and the works in running order, 
and so continued until the time of his death, which occurred in 17Gg! Xor 
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for Benjamin Everendon, by his will, devised his powder and corn mill.., 
with the privilege of ihe stream, to his sou Abijah Everendon. It is probu- 
blc that the works were discontinued before the breaking out of the Revo- 
lutionary war, but wo. are unable to ascertain the exact time. In speakin;; 
of the estate as it existinl in 1784, it being then the property of Tiioni;n 
Everendon, grandson of Konjamin and great-grandson of Walter, the IIci. 
Elijah Dunbar says, ''There was no mill then standing on the spot." With- 
out doubt the buildings were removed from their original sites and convert- 
ed to other uses. 

The year 1775 dawns; the dark clotids of strife are gathering over tlio 
land ; prudence demands that some preparation must be made for ammuni- 
tion as well as for soldiers to meet the exigencies of the approiiching contest. 
The first and most important duty would seem to be to procure au ample 
supply of powder. 

In 1774 the town of Canton (then Stoughton) had been selected as the 
most fitting place to assemble the Sutiblk County Congress, because it was a 
retired place, remote from the busy world, yet within easy access of Boston. 
The same reo'^ons undoubtedly influenced those at the head of atlairs two 
years afterward in selecting this town as the most, suitable place to com- 
mence the manufacture of powder ; moreover, the distance from the sea 
was great enough to render it safe from the attacks of an enemy landing on 
the coast, and yet near enough to render transportation easy. But over 
and above all these advantages, the town of Canton possessed skilled work- 
men who understood the manufacture of powder, and who had been long 
engaged in the business. The Everendon family, powder-makers for gen- 
erations, were still resident here, and were designated on legal documents 
as " powder-makers " by vocation. These considerations undoubtedly in- 
fluenced the government in a great measure in determining the location of 
the mill. But the immediate cause was probably an anonymous letter re- 
ceived by Dr. Joseph Warren, to which, in the light of subsequent events, 
it would appear he paid some attention. The letter is as follows : 

May 31, 1775. 
Sir, 

I shall just take the liberty to give you a friendly line, which I have often 
mentioned in conversation, but perhaps it will arrive so late, as to merit no higher 
honor than just to ligiit your pipe. * * • • * 

Tliere is now livin:r.»or rather pining in poverty, one Everton in Stoughton that 
by proper encouragement miiiht at this day hecouie a most useful member of society. 
He perfectly understands usakmg gunpowder, and reviving that which is damaged, 
and he is the only one in the Province that has the practical skill. What pity the 
art should die with him. But what am I about ! tiat verbum, itc. 

A True Son of Liberty. 
To Dr. Joseph Warren, 

President of the Congress at Watertown. 

The iNovember following the receipt of this letter, the contents of which 
"without doubt Gen. Warren had communicated to parties interested, the 
House of Ilepreseutatives appointed a committee to consider a proper place 
to erect a powder-mill. The committee were authorized in December " to 
purchase the remains of a powder-mill in the town of Stoughton, with so 
much of tiie Ian<I and stream as may be sutlicient to prepare said mill for 
the manufacture ot powder." This vote was subsequently reconsidered, 
and the committee appointed to visit Andover, Sutton and Stoughton, to 
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erect the mill. Tlio town of Stongliton was considered to have tho most 
advaiitiigos, but the colonuil government did not deem it best to purchase 
the property which had formerly been occupied by the Evcrendons, but 
bou<.T:lit the privilege on the same stream next above. Thi.s site was ov/ned 
bv one Samuel Briggs and his son, who on the twentieth of February, 
1^70, conveyed about th'-ee (]uarters of an acre and fifteen rods of land, part 
upland, part mill-pond, to the Colony of the Massachusetts liay, the consider- 
ation being £I0U ; and the grantors agree not to damage any water works 
that may be built by the colony. This land was near the house occupied 
by the late Joseph \Varren Kevere, and still in the possession of that fajn- 
ily. On the uineteeuth of January, 177G, the House of Representatives 
ordered the committee appoirited to erect the jjowder-mill for the use of the 
Colony, " to commence the building of the mill at Stoiighton, and to exert 
themselves to hurry on this important and necessary business without de- 
lay," and cause the same to be constructed in such manner as shall appear 
to them most advantageous. 

The building of the mill was begun in February, 177 C, and in May 
everything was ready to commence operations. The building where the 
powder was stored was protected by a high post and rail fence, behind 
which, night aud day, guards were posted, with positive orders from the 
government '• to fire upon any persons who shall attempt, upon being three 
times forbid, by such guards to" enter the said lines." 

So successful was the enterprise that in the September following, 37.962 
lbs. of powder and 34,15.3 lbs. of saltpetre were in the storehouse of Maj. 
Crane ; and during the first three years of the war the Canton Powder- 
Mill furnished the greater part of the powder that was used by the provin- 
cial army. A writ^er of the time says that *• not only was a large quantity 
of gunpowder manufactured at this mill, but that it was of an excellent 
quality, made from saltpetre the product of the towiis in the vicinity." 
Upon a re(juisition from the board of war, the powder was placed in wa- 
gons, and under the protection of a guard stealthily by night conveyed over 
the rough roads to its destination, and distributed as the military necessities 
of the army demanded. On Sept. 12, 1776, three hund -ed and fifty pounds 
were sent on board the schooner "Langdon." During the years 1777-(S-9, 
7600 pounds were used on the continental frigate, "The Boston." Forty 
barrels, containing one hundred pounds each, were sent, on Oct. 20, 1777, to 
" the Castle," for which Paul Revere, the commanding ofiicer at the time, 
gives his receipt to Maj. Crane. Large quantities were also at various 
times delivered at the Castle and at the powder-house m Boston. 

On the first of March, 1779, the General Court passed a resolve, that a 
committee consisting of George Partridge, Lemuel Kollock and Samuel 
Phillips, should have power to sell by auction, or private sale, the powder- 
mill at Canton, with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging. They fur- 
ther instructed their committee that an express condition should be made 
with the purchaser or his successor, that during the succeeding four years 
he should be obliged to manufacture for the state all the gunpowder that 
the General Court shall from time to time order to be made, provided the 
quantity is not greater than the capacity of the mill. The state was co 
furnish the materials, but the owner was to be at the expense of _ procuring 
sulphur and coals. The compensation the owner was to receive for his 
powder was "as much per pound as shall be equivalent to what eight 
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276 The Powder-Millin Canton. ' '' [July, 

On the seventeenth of April following, the gentlemen before namcl 
actnigLy aiuliority from tlie State of .Massachusetts Bay, convey the lan.l 
and nnll-pond with stream of water, the powder-mill, together with all thu 
ntensds of whatever. hind that have been purchased by the state for the 
accommodotion of the powder-mill, to Samuel Osgood, of Andover, he i.ay- 
ing in consideration thereof the sum of £3200. 

Major Thomas Crane previously referred to, who was appointed IMay y, 
1776, to carry on the manufacture of powder at the colony mill at Stou-rh- 
ton, and " employ such skilful persons as manufacturers as may be sutli- 
cient for the purposes," was a distinguished citizen of the town in the days 
of the Revolution, and was ever active and vigilant in the cause of the 
patriots. When the demands of the mill upon his time were not impera- 
tive. It was his custom to go about from house to house solicitinfr clothiii'r 
and money for the continental soldiers. His manner is said to ifave beeS 
so impressive, and his persistency so great, that many who had never been 
known to give a penny for the good cause, deposited with him their con- 
tributions. A favorite remark of his when soliciting subscriptions was, 
"My friend, the child Independence is about to be born ; be hberal, and 
give him an easy delivery." 

On the thirty-lirst of October, 1779, the powder-mill at Canton was 
blown into atoms. 

The large stones which had been used to grind the powder were carried 
to the grist-mill afterwards owned by Maj.-Gen. Richard Gridley, and 
standing near where the old Bay Road crosses Mashapog brook, opposite 
to what is now the factory of the American Net and Twine Company. 
\V ithin the memory of those now living, these stones have been used for 
the purpose of grinding corn. 

From the ownership of Osgood, the old powder-mill property passed into 
the possession of Samuel Phillips, of Andover, who deeded it, in 1792, to 
Quaker Leonard and Adam Kinsley, ironmongers ; but this time the des- 
cription IS changed, and in place of "a powder-mill " we find '• the remains 
of a powder-mill standing thereon." 

On the fourteenth of xSfarch, 1801, Cob Paul Revere, of revolutionary 
tame, purchased the property and other real estate in its immediate vicinity. 
Upon the ground there were then standing a dwelling-house, trip-hammer 
shop and " cole " house. Col. Revere soon began to erect new buildin-s 
and reht the old. From this time forward until his death, the ^^allant pat- 
riot was a resident of Canton during the summer months, and was ever 
active in promoting the best interests of the town. By his diligence and 
perseverance lie laid the foundation of a large business, which has°been suc- 
cessfully continued by his son and grandson to the present day, and which 
bears his honored name. 

As in the days of the Revolution the old powder-mill manufactured pow- 
der for the supply of the army, so in these latter davs, upon almost the same 
site, the Revere Copper Company turned out bras's field pieces for the use 
or the artillery durmg the late war. 



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DOCmiEXTS KELxVTLXG TO IMMIGRANTS FliOM 

JERSEY. 

No. I. 
Papers ix thk Case of Masury vs. English. 

Communicated by IIenuy F. Waters, A.B., Salem, Mass. 

ri^IIE following documents arc on file among the Essex Co. Court 
X Papers, liook 27, Leaf 2G, &c. 

Warrant to Henry Skerry, IMarsliall of Salem, or his deputy, to attach 
the goods & for want thereof the body of I'hilli[) KiigH.-ili, and take head of 
hini to the vahie of twenty pounds with sulRcient security for his appear- 
ance at the next County Court hekl at Salem tlie hi^t Tuseiuay of tliis month 
to answer the couiphiint of James Browne aturney to Benjamin ilazuro 
in an action of the case, for his pfideus and fahitious act, in demannding 
seuen pounds of Benjamin masure, for the passage of Jane masure* his 
sister, & arestining of the said Benjamin for the said snrne, & hohling of the 
said phiintife a prissoner and at hist the said mazure was forst for want of 
sureties to compound with the sd English to give him a bill, which is now 
sued for, and now it doth appeere that the aboue said Jane mazure was the 
said Englishes seruant, and was to remain his seruaut till her passage was 
paid, and therefore it was a cheate, after the death of the said seruant to 
(lemaund her passage of her Brother, which is to the pits great damage^ 
and heare of make returne, dated o: Uber 1G77; 

The testimony of Philip legroo, Aged sixteen yeeres or thereabouts, tes-- 
tifyeth that when Jane margery came aboard our ketch, I asked her why 
she came to new eugland she tould me that her brother Benjamin margery 
had sent to her to come, and that he would pay for her passage shee further 
tould tliat shee went to my fathers house to meete wit i m'' Philip English 
and there did speake with him, and agreed for lier passage seuen pounds to 
be payed by her brother, and that she showed his letter (wherein he en- 
gaged to pay her passage) to the sayd m'' english and upon that slie was 
admitted aboord the vessel. Sworne in Court at SaJem 27: 9: 77 

The Deposition of John maseure agede 19 years ore theireabouts — This 
deponant testifieth and saith that he hurde his ifather in Jersey say that he 
had bound Jeane masere sister to bingamin masere a saruant to Pliillep 
English then bound to new-england also this deponant testitieth being in 
the same uessel, at sea : that he hirde y® said English then master say that 
y' aboue saide maide was his saruant allso saith that he sawe phillepes sar- 
uant-maides weare y® abouesaid dede maides cloathes and ifurther saith not. 
Taken upon oath 1: 9 mo: 77 

The testymony of Peeter Britton aged eighteen yeares saith that he being 
a passenger with m' Phillip English from Jerzey heard Benjamin Marzeu- 
rys sister which died on Bord the sd m'' English ketch say that sliee should 
be free when shee came to new eugland for her Brother had sent her a Let- 
ter to come to him and he would pay for her passage this siiee said when 
shee first came on Bord and before shee was taken sick : and further saith. 
liot. Taken upon oath 8: 9 mo: 77: 
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278 Immigrants from Jersey. [July, 

The deposition of ellener Laroke aged about 15 yeeres: 
This <lct-.on;uit testyfyeth ami suitJi t!iat being seruunt to m' phillip uvV-^ 
coniin from Jersey Jaiiu iNIazary sester to benjamin mazary was witiru.-i 
acomming to nue Inglang in the same uesell the suide June mazary dyc-ij nt 
fiae and after slie was dead the saide ingles gafe me a wascote that was 
Jane IVtazaryes and furder saith not. 

Sworne in court at Salem 27 9 77 • "' -' " /- 

Mary Pary aged aboute 17 yeares testifyeth 

That shee being In Jarsay at th(i liouae of Phili()e Lagroue with M' 
Philipo English to hane my Indentures made Jane Me.^uro broug a letter 
to m' Englisli which shee saide shec Reed: from her brother In New en'r- 
land whose Name was Bcinamin IMesure which Letter was Read By m' 
English and another man there which wordes I Rember theay Read that 
If bis sister would come to New england he would payc for her pasage soe 
her unckell and shee agreed that m^ English should bane seuen pounds for 
her pasage but if her Brother was Dead before shee came to New england 
that then shee was to sarue m' English six yeare and further saith not" 

Arid further I testifye that being one of those that tended upon her in 
the time of her sicknesse she did desire that those that had . tended upon 
her during her sickne..se, might haue what was left in her chest of her 
cloathes, aud then gauo the key to me, that we, that tended her might share 
them amongst us, and in my Judgment they were not all worth twenty 
shillings. 27: 9: 77 ^ 

The deposition of Richard Harris aged 27 yeares or there about 
Saith that f maid, w^" dyed at sea w*^*^ was sist^ to Benjamin Majere I 
heardPhillip english say, aft' she was dead, that she was his servant ^ itt 
was his losse, yet saith he I heere of a letter : w'=^ her Brother sent for 
her to Jersey & therefore I will try for one halfe of her pasad^re saith he, 
and he further testyfyeth that he saw Phillip English devide '"her cloths 
amouge y" rest of his servant maidens & further saith not 1: 9 mo: 77. 

The deposition of Ezckiol Cheever Aged 22 yea -s testifieth aud sayeth 
that I bemg at worke in my shope on a lecture d:.y the latter end of this 
summer John Tuckerraan of Boston with two strangers came to my shope 
and delivered me G letters or their abouts and desired me to deliver them 
unto the parties to whom they were sent and I told them I knew them not ; 
hut my Landlord was a jersieman and I would deliver them unto him which 
accordingly I did. I could not read the superscription of them for they 
were freuch but I heard my Landlord say that one of them was for Benja- 
min Mergere, and further sayeth not 27: 9: 77 

Mary Morel aged about 30 years testyfyeth and saith that about some 
tyme in agust last that thomas uelley came to my house with a boute sixe 
Letters to hafe me Read tlie superscrepshon whoe thev ware toe, and this 
Letter to beinjaraen mazare was one which I then brocke up ye sell and 
can testyfy it is the same and farder saith not 27: 9: 77 

^ escrite le 28 iour de mar 1G77 Au nom de dieu se soit mon frere ben- 
leumm ces deux petis mos sont pour vous faire savoir de ma. bonne saute 
grace a dieu ic pries dieu quel en soit ainsi de vous tons nos bons amis de 
Jerze sont en bonne sante grace a dieu les quels se recommande bien a vous 
en pnans dieu quil vous soit bien et a vos frere en general es quels vous 
freres mes humble baise mains en leur declarant le desir que iay de leur 
prospente pnans dieu iournellemeuc pour eux pour vostre seur Jenue eUo 



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fiotoit loues ? philipe lenglols a mon apcence de quoy ic fm marries mais 
ik I'alut (luellc souLaniuiu rnoy euvoyans cela ie lasiste for bieu de toute 
Borte de harde poiir leutretien de son corps et luy haillo un cofVe de deu3 
lequcl ie mis plusieur petite barde que ie vous avois euvoies par recou- 
oissance. 

Autre chose pour Ie present siuonque ie demeure vo .tre bumble et hobei- 
eante seur racbel luce veuve dedouar Ie messarier 

Mary Moral! owned in court that the aboue writ'en is the same letter 
that she mentions under oath tliat she brook up the seale of ; when it wa3 
brought to her with other letters by tho Veley 27: 'J: 77 

The following translation of the above is on file, an 1 was evidently made 
at the time : / 

Written y* 29>''^ of March 1G77. 

In the uarae of god be tliis. — Brother Renjaniin ; These Two small words 
are to acquaint you of my good health Tbankes be to god ; & I pray god 
that it may be y* same of you all o'' ffriends of Jarsie tiiankes be to god 
ai-e h^. got,d Lc.Jfli who rccommeud them well to you & to yo' Brothers in 
generall to whome my humble baise mains ; declaring to them y" desire I 
haue of theirc prosperitic, praying God dayley for them ; as for yo' Sister 
Jane; she was bound to phillip English in my absence; at w''- I was trou- 
bled but I seing that shee must be embarqued ; did ffuruish her very well 
with all sorts of necessaries for her Apparrell & gaue her a coffer in w*^^ I 
putt seueral small cloaths w'-"'' I sent to you for a Token; not elce for pre- 
seiit but that I remayne 

Yo'' humble & obedient Sister 

Rachel Luce, widdow of 
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Superscribed — 

The present be giuen to Benjamin Le Messurier. Liveing in Salem 

In new England. 

A Po' -er of Attorney from Benjamin Mazure of Salem, Seaman, to " his 
loueing freind James Browne of Salem aforsaid glazier," witnessed by 
Hilliard Veren Sen' and Larrance masury 27: 9: 77 



BARNSTABLE FAMILY NAMES. 

By the Rev. G. T. Ridlon", of North Fairfield, Maine. 

THE following names were copied from a marriage certificate found in 
Fairfield, jNIaine. This old document was drawn in Yarmouth, Barn- 
stable Co., Massachusetts, and was witnessed by the parties who were 
present at the Quakers' meetinc: at the time the marriage ceremony was 
performed; all belonged to the Society of Friends, and their descendants are 
now identified with the same persuasion in Maine — an excellent people. 

The parties married were as follows : Samuel Covil, sou of Nathaniel 
Covil and Rebecca his wife ; and Mary Ilolaway, daughter of Barnabaa 
Holaway and Elizabeth his wife. Date, " Yarmouth, Barnstable County, 
Massachusetts, 11th, oth mo: 1701." - 



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Barnstable Family Names. 



[July, 



Giilcon Alien 
Saiimtl '\^'illg 
Joseph Iloxie 
Ruth AVing 
8:iruh Ilillurd 
Beiilah ^^'iuir 
Comni [?] AVing 
Ebenezcr Alien 
John Iloluwaj 
Mary Wing ._ 
Donithy Wing 
Hannah Killey 



Elizabeth Wing, Jr. 
Grace Wing 
Desire Talier 
Content Killey 
^lary Allen 
Edward Wing 
John Wing. Jr. 
Jos«'[)h Wing 
Phebe Wing 
Benuet Wing 
Samuel Covil 
Mary Covil 



John Wing 
Abigail Wing 
Abigail Ilolaway 
Content Wing 
Barnabas Ilolaway 
Stephen Wing 
Joseph Wing 
Ilittie Killf^y 
Isaac Iloxie, .Jr. 
Lucretia Allen 
Abner iloxie 



Notes to tqe Preckdixg. 
Samtet, Covit,, whose luarringc ceremony was witnessed by the pej-sons before- 



named, was liorn in Yarin')uth,"Barnst;'.ljle County, .Mass., Deo. '2-2, 1703; married 
Mary, dauuhter of Barnabas and p:iizalieth (Win:,') ^^'jl^'^^'^y '^^ ^^'^''^ town, .May 
11, 1791. "His wile was born April '22, 1770, and di^d .May 20, 181.'). lie diL-d Dec. 
2, 16jj. Samuel settled in F.iirfi.dd, .Somerset County, Me. His parents were 
Nathaniel Co\il and Itehecca Rider, and his i^rnndparents .John Covil and Thank- 
ful Bani^s ; maternally, Zaclarlali Rider and Kvp-^rianoe smitii. Kis wife's grand- 
parents, pnternnllv, were Gideon Ilolaway and Esperianee Winir ; maternally, 
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2, 16o3. 

Ki 

ful 

parei , , ^ , . , 

Stephen ^Ving and Annie Iloxie. llis (Samuel's) children were as follows 

1. GR.iCi', born July 5, 179-3 ; m. John Davis, settled in Fairfield, Me., and died 

April 1, 1813, leavinj; issue. 

2. Elizabktu. b. Au^. 19. 1794 ; d. May 3, I8r,2. 

3. Sylvanls, b. July 5, 1796 ; m. Rosanna, daughter of .\lden and Alice (Jones) 

Bowerman {^eehdoio), of Fairfield, Me., and had issue, Elvira, h. Jan. 

16, 1S36, and Jane £., b. Feb. 19, lb39, d. Feb. 6, 1860. Mr. CoTil d. 

Dec. 19, 1865. 
ALT.E.V, b. April 15, 1799; died Aug. 17, 1863. • 

DEnoKAB, b. Mav 17, 1801. 

Samlel, Jr., b. Jan. 3, inOl ; died Nov. 2. 1829. 
Rebecca, b. May 31, lsU9 ; died Nov. 3, 1830. 

-, and settled ia Sandwich or Yarmouth, 



4. 
5. 
6. 

7. 



He had Benjamin, whom. Elizabeth, daughter of ,7iiliam and .^h^^Y (:?_vYiiL) 
, and died lOth month, I7th. 1777; his wife died 4rh mo. 7. 1874.^ .'^''''^^', 
arried in '" Sandwieh Old ^Meetinghouse." She was a member of the friends' 



Benjamin Bowermax, m. Hannah 

Ma.ss. 

Gifford 

were m 

*' Select meeting fourteen years." Their cluldren were as follows : 

1. Euflu, born in Yarmouth, Mass., 8ch mo. 24th. 1757 ; m. Annoy, dau. of Eben- 
ezerand x\hiry (Allen) Allen, 10th mo. I5th. 1779, and " lived with ner 
over 20 years." He m. second, Sarah Varney. settled in Fairfield, Me., 
and died M;iy 22, 1854. aged 97 years. Ho was one of the first .settlers 
in his town, and endured great deprivations and hardships, freq"ent!y 
living on mut-h made from meal and frozen potatoes. He was many 
years an Elder in the Society of Friends ; always sat on the '* high seat 
and broke up the meetings." Mr. Bowerman was a noble specimen ot 
a man ; was compactly built, muscular, oreet. with a finely developed 
and well-poised head. He retained his physical and mental powers until 
very old, and could write a clear, steady hand when over ninety year~ of 
age. In a letter, written t'l a gramldaugiiter when past ninety, he says : 
'• I saw my grandfather Gi)Tjrd"s iarher and mother wlien I was young, 
and if they were living n^nv (March 20, iSiS) they would he abuut_l&0 
years old." His cliildren were as follows : 1. Alden, H. Jan. 3. 17r-'; 
m. Alice A. Jon^^s, in July, 1807, and settled in Fairfield, Me. His wile 
died Nov. 15, 1855; he died July 31. l'?70. Issue as follows: Josipfi, 
b. April 17, l-O? ; Ihsanna, b. Nov. 13, 1810 ; A^kt J., b. Dec. 26. IfU. 
■aaidAlmira W., b. Jan. 21, 1821. 2. Wcilia.m, m. Sarah Bark.-r tiud 
had issue. Amy, Cordelia, Satirat, Edward. Sardh. Man/, £■'*, and 
David, o. Marabt, m. Eliphalet Allen and beC^Icd in Faufield, Mo. 



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2. Harper, m. Mary , and settled in Fairfield, Me. He sub<:equently 

moved to New York 'Sr-Ha. His chiUren were Joseph, Danid, Eltzadeih, 
end Pameha. 

3. Zacheus, m. first, Jones; pecond, Elizabeth "Wing. Lived in Fair-field, 

Me., and lia-i D-.niamin, EiizaUth, Rose, Hannah, Avis, Daniel. .Mr. 
Bowerniiin lived to tK; over SO. 

4. Benjamin, m. Pl'oi'O Shtpherd (-iiscor to Abncr) ; settled in Fairfield, Me., and 

had is6ue, Anney, Lydia, Barnabas, Phebc, Btnjairun, Patience, Ruth, 
and Rest. 
6. S.uniEL, m. first, Sherman: second, Experience Davis; .settled in Fair- 
field, Me., and had i<sae, RJioda, Paul, and Pattie. 
Note. — Many of this fiimily now spell the name " Bowman.''^ 



ALLE>f Famil7.— Elivhalet Allen, a descendant of the Aliens of Yarmouth, 
Mtvse., morriod Maraby Kowerman, vLiui^hter of Elihu (i-ee BowermanH), and Het- 
tled in Fairfield, 2^1e., where he had i^sue, EliphaUl, Charles, Benjamin, Aldea, 
Elihu, Amy, and Jane. Some descendants are now living in Fairfield. 

HoxiE Family. — Acel Hixie, a son of . who was from Bam?tal)le County, 

Mass., settled in Fairfield, Me., and had issue, Isaac, Abel, Salo/nnn, Samuel, Silas, 
Aaron. These sons are and were wealthy farmers in Fairfield, Me., and have nu- 
merous descendants now livin^i; in that town — very respectable people. 

Wrsr, Fa-milt. — Several fomilies of Wing? settled in Maine, and two branches 
are now rej)resented in Fairut-Id — i^vne now Hvin^; over 90. A very full family tree 
is preserved iu the family ot' Mr. Paul Wing in diat town. 

Note.— Several other families named in the catalogue are represented in Fairfield, 
among them Gijfords and Halaiccys. I hope to find other documents relative to 
the early settlers of this town. 



AIARRIAGES IN "WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASS., 1774-06. 

Contributed by Lyma>- H. Bagg, A.M., of New York, N. Y. 

[Continned from vol. xxx. page 196.] 

The L tention of Marriage between Gideon Allen J" and Hannah Eow- 
ker both of West SpriDrfeld was entered Feb^ 11*^ & pnbiibhed the 12'^ 
1786. 

The Intention of Marriage between TYilliam Day and Lucretia Mclncier 
both of West Springtield was entered 11. February & published the 
next Sunday. 

The Intention of Marriage between Mr. Calvin Torrey of Southampton 
and Mary Carrier of West Springfield was entered March third 1786 &: 
published the Sunday next following. 

The Intention of Marriage between Ely and Abigail Flower both 

of West Springfield was entered 25"" of March & published y* 2G'^ 1786. 

The Intention of Marria-e between Andrew Broga of West Springfield 
and Huldah Wait of Soiu.hwick was entered & published 3'^ of April 1786. 

The Intention of ^Marriage between Mr. Frederick Burt of Longmeadow 
and Mrs. Mehicabel Lauckton of West Sprini^^tield was entered July the 
U'" and published the 16'^ 1786. 

The Intention cf ^Marriage between Heindrick Weber and Eunice Smith 
both of West Sprnigfield was entered August -i'-^ and publislied y« 6''' 1736. 

The Intention of Marriaae between Enoch Eiv & Esdier EIv both of 
West Springfield was entered August ll'-^ & published the 13'^ 1786. fM. 
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282 Marriarjca in West Sprltirjfield, 3fass. [July, 

The Intention of Marriage between S;unuel Black and Achsuh Joufs 
botli of Weat Spriii-iiL-Ivl was entered August 19"* & published the 20'" 
178G. 

The Intention of ^larriage between Lt. Jacques Ilarmorid of Suirield i\; 
Mi.ss Kulh Lankton of Wt Spriuglield was entered Sept. 8"" 6: pubii.shed 
the 10"' 1780. 

The Intention of ^Marriage bet?v^een Doct' Jabez Cleveland of Spencer- 
town in the State of New York & !Mis.s Ive/iah Cooper of ^V'c^t Spring- 
field was entered October 18"^ & published y" ■22'^ 1780. 

The Intention of ^Marriage between Jonathan liirchard 6c Beulah Ely 
both of AVest Spriiiglield was entered October 20'^ &. published y" 2l''' 1780. 

The Intention of Marriage between Kzekiel Bagg and 11 uldah Cooly 
both of West Springfield was entered Novetn. 27''^ &, published tlie 'Z'J^^ 
1780. 

The Intention of ^larriage between David iMorley and Hannah Griswold 
both of West Sprin^rlit'l 1 was entered & published y* 5"^ Xovom' 1780. 

The Intention of Marriage between Joseph Ely Jun' & Martha '^niith 
both of Wtjst Sprin:.'tield was entered November y' 8"^ & [)ublished y" 
12"' 178G. 

The Intention of ^larriage between Alexander Cooly i.^ Lydia Day 
both of "West Springtield uas entered Nov' 11, & published y"" 12"^ 1780. 

The Intention of ^larriage between John Church c<: Lucy Se.^ton both 
of West Springfield wa-; entered Aug. and published the 13"' 1780. 

The Intention of Marriage between Darius Ely & Margaret Ashley both 
of West Spriugtleld was entered Noveuiber 11 & published y'- 12, 1780. 
[M. Dec. 21] 

The Intention of Marriage between Benjamin Copley of Westficld & 
Plannah Killum of West Springfield was entered and published December 
y« 10"^ 1780. 

The Intention of Marriage between Mr. Ithamar Jones and ]Mis3 Thr.nk- 
full Day, both of West Springfield was entered Decena'' 30"^ & published y* 
31, 17SI 

The .ntention of Marriage between Ileindreick Wilner of Springfield 
and INIary Hayward of West Springfield was entered February y"' 3*^ iS: 
published y' 4"^ 1787. 

The Intention of ilarriage between Stephen Taylor of West Springfield 
& Anna Stebbins of Longmeadow was entered February lU"^ & published 
yo ll"' 1787. 

The Intention of ^larriage between Moses Ely & Chloe Day both of 
Wt Springfield was entered 3Iarch 9'^ & published y* 11"^ 1787. 

The Intention of ^larriage between Lewis Warriner & Betty Remington 
both of West Springfield was entered March 17'^ & published y* 18"^ 1787. 

The following Persons were married on the Day of the Date affixed to 
their respective names. [Pr. Joseph Lathrop.] 

Justin Day and Abigail Morgan both of AVest Springfield, Feb^ 11*^ 
1785. 

Samuel Smith of Sandisfield and Lovisa Ely of West Springfield, Feb- 
ruary 22, 1785. 

Ithamar Morgan & Chloe Bagg both of West Springfield June 23"^ 1785. 

Aaron White & Lucy Kellogg both of West SpringfieLl August 2o, 1785. 

Elijah Bliss iS: Charlotte Bagg both of West Springfield "October 10"" 
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Roiiben Foot &. Ilaunah Farnliurn both of West S[iriiigfiel<l December 
M'" 178.'>. 

Solomon Stebbens and iluhih Day both of West Springfield, December 
20, 1785. 

IIcii(h-ick Weber tJc Eunice Smith of West Sprinfjfield Angust 21, 1786. 

Enoch Ely <^ Esther Ely both of West Sprin-iieM (October 20"'' 17.SG. 

Jonathan liurehard & Heul ih Ely both of West Springfield November 
IG, 17.'^0. 

Joseph Ely Jun'' & Martha Smith both of West Springfield November 
23, 17«G. 

Darius Ely & Margaret Ashley both of West S[)ringlield, December 21, 
178G. 

Alexander Cooly ii Lydia Day botli of West Springfield December 21, 
1780. 

Ezekiel Bagg & Huldah Cooly both of West SDringficld January 4, 1787. 

The Intention of ^Marriage between Solomon Lee of Westfield and Anna 
Lamb of West Springtleld was entered ^IMarch 31, 1787 li published y* 
rext Sin'day. 

The Intention of Marriage between Stephen Bliss of Wilbraham & 
Clara Leonard of West Springtield was entered April G"^ & Called otT at 
three Publick meetings. 

The Intention of Marriage between [Lovewell ?] Lindsy of WerTtfield 
& Clarissa Nelson of West Springfleld was entered April 18'-'^ and pub- 
lished y« 22, 1787. 

The Intention of Marriage between Oliver Dewey of Westfield Sc Huldah 
Morley of West Springfield was entered April 24 and published y^ 29"^ 
1787. 

The Intention of Marriage between Azahel Colton of Longraeadow and 
Sarah Lancktou of West Springfield was entered April 24 and published 
the 29"^ 1787. 

The Intention of Marriage between Joseph Pheland .Junior and Anna 
Flower both of West Springfield was entered & published ]May 12"^ 1787. 

The Intention of Marriage between Noadiah Smith & Tirzah Taylor 
both of West Springfield was entered & published Jlay 12, 1787. 

The Intention of Marriage between Luke Parsons Jun' & Esther Jones 
both of West Springfield was entered May '2<u^^ & published y* 27"^ 1787. 

The Intention of Marriage between Stephen Day & Sophia Bagg both 
of West Springfield was entered ]May 17'^ & publisiied y= 26"^ 17»7. 

Abraham Ripley and Mary both of West Springfield were joined 

together in marriage June the 19"^ 1785. 

John Stone of Chesterfield and Elizabeth Leonard of West Springfield 
were joined together in Marriage July G"' 1785. 

Alexander Wolcott Esq' of Springfield & iliss Frances Burbank of West 
Springfield were joined together in Marriage 22*^ September I7b5. 

Gideon Allen t!t Hannah Bowker both of West Springfield were joined 
in Marriage March y^ 8'^ 178G. 

William Day and Lucretia Mclntier both of West Springfield were 
joined in IMarriage ]March 9"^ 1786. 

Israel Fitts and Sarah Cook both of West Springfield wore joined in 
Marriage July 6"" 178G. 

Frederick Burt of Longraeadow &c Mehitabel Lankton of Wett Spring- 
field were joined in Marriage Septcaiber 7'^ 17SG. 



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284 A TanJcec Pnvatecrsman in Prison. ['^ii^y, 

Duvitl Morley and Hannah Griswold both of West Springtield were 
joined in IMarriage Decern" .i, 178G. 

Benjaraiu Co[)ley of Westfield and Hannah Killam of A\''e^t Spfingfield 
were joined in ^NTarriaLje January the first, 1787. 

Lt. Jacqutis Ilarmond of Sutlield and Miss Ruth Lankton of West 
Sprinf^icld were joined hi IMarriago the 4."' of January 1787. 

Doct' Jabez Clevehind of Speucertowu in y" State of New York and 
^Iis3 Keziali Cooper of West Spriugfield were joined in marriage February 
11"^ 1787. 



A YANKEE PRIVATEERS:\rAN IN PRISON IN ENGLAND, 

1777-1779. 

Communicated by William Hicicakd Cutter, of Lexington, Masa., with Notes. 
[Continued from page 213.] 

[1778, July.] Saturday, 4th. Cloudy ^veather. Mr. Duckett came 
here, brt brou^'ht lio news. This day several of the French otTicers taken 
on board of the La Palace, were sent into the country on their parole. No 
news from Gen. Howe transpired as yet. No news concerning us this 
eometime. The French prisoners give us an account of nine hundred, or 
cue thousand, English prisoners being in Nantes and its environs. 

Sunday, 5th. Clear weather. We have the news of the I^ritish troops 
having evacuated Philadelphia [June 18, 1778], and had retired to New 
York. There are twenty-seven sail of the line lying at Spithead, waiting 
for a fair wind to proceed to sea. We have the news of the Andromeda hav- 
ing taken an American privateer, one hundred men on board ; twenty-five 
men of which entered,^ and the rest are to come on shore to-morrow ; the 
privateer they destroyed at sea. 

Monday, July Gth. Clear weather. This day sixty-four American pri- 
soners '.ame on shore and committed to Forton Prison.' The privateer 
taken proved to be the Angelic, a brigantine of eighteen guns, Capt. Dannis^ 
commander ; and was informed by some of the hands of my brother AVil- 
liam's being well, and all things going on in a flourishing way at Boston, 
which I am very glad to hear. No news. The brig was taken by the An- 
dromeda six days after they left Boston.* 

Tuesday, 7th. Clear weather. One hundred and three French prison- 
ers came on shore, and were committed to Forton Prison. ]Mr. Wrenn 
and Mr. Duckett came and paid us our money, but brought no news con- 
cerning us. 

Wednesday, 8th. Clear weather. The fleet not as yet sailed from Spit- 

* That is, " entered " the British sei-vice. This phrase is more fully explained under 
entries of Journal for Nov. 13, Doc. 14, 1-5, 16, 17, 19, 1778. 

« All of Che ADg-'iicii, <au of Boston— see Roll. 

' "Diinnis " in ori^'imU. Wiili;ii:i Davi';, c:ipt;;in. commander of the brigantine Anq'cH- 
ca, one of Boston— coiumitted to Foiton Pii<ou with sixts'-three of his uiun, Jtilv 7, 177? — 
see Roll. The Angelica ^uf lo L;uns — according to Roll) '\v;is taken, May OO, lj'7S, hy rhc 
Andn wieda, of 2S gnu.-— mx diys (sec Journal) after lcavi.n:r Boston. Capt. " Dannia " 
etiected his escape I'nn.i prisoD, Juiy 23, 177S — ciury of Journal, for Julv 'Ji, 1778. 

■• See entry iimuediucely previous. " The Andiornecla, in which ship General Howe c^me 
passenger, in her way home fell in with and took the Angelica privateer from Bo-ton, 
mouaiiug sixteen guns, »i:c pounders, and 98 men; aud after taking out the hands, set the 
ehip on tire." — Gentleman's Magazine, for 1773, p. 330. 



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head. Nothing remarkable at present, only fljiug stories in the papers. A 
revir'.v of clothes tlii-' day. 

Thursday, 9th. Clear weather ; nothing remarkable this day. 

Friday, lUth. Very hot. Mr. Wrenii and Mr. Duckett came hero, and 
brought us the news of hi-, having received a letter from Mr. Il.'irtly. v,ho 
informs him of Loid North's sending over to France to ascertain t!ie num- 
ber of oilicers and private mtm that they have got there pri.-oners. Like- 
wise this day it is in the papers that the king and ministry (by some informa- 
tion from General Howe) has allowed the Independency to America; 

and the same shi{> is disputehed off immediately to the Commissioners, now 
in America, that bnjught General Howe. 

Saturday, 11th. Aery hot weather. It is the report this day that Ad- 
miral Keppel's fleet sailed yesterday.* Likewise that John Cockran was 
arrived at Boston before the Angelic sailed. He broke out of this prison 
2d December, and got home by way of France; likewise our boatswain and 
captain's clerk, all in the same ship.' 

Sunday, 12th. Very hot weather for this sometime past. It is certain 
the fleet sailed on Friday. No news of onr being exchanged. In great 
expectation of a war with France [see entiy, July 22, 1778J. 

Monday, 13th. Very hot weather. Admiral Kepriel's fleet returned 
home again, being out (only) four days, having seen a fleet in the Channr-I 
enough to eat them ; and, it is said, of all nations.^ Nothing more material 
this day; (only) one hundred and twenty-one French prisoners were com- 
mitted this day, that were taken in the frigate La Belle Poula ;'* likewise 
have seen an extract of a letter from Dr. Cooi)er to Dr. Franklin, dated 
Boston, iNIay the loth, 177S. The pressgangs are very thick in all parts 
of this country, so that a man is not safe in his bed for robbers and press- 
gangs. 

Tuesday, 14th. Very hot weather; no rain this sometime past. Mr. 
Wrenn and Mr. Duckett came and paid us, as usual, but brought no 
news. This day thirteen months since we came to Forton Prison. 

Wednesday, 15th. Very hot weather still. Mr. "VVrenn and Mr. Duck- 
ett, Esq., came here twice this day, but brought no news worth mentioning. 
This morning increases our guard. One captain and one subaltern, and 
sixty men mount now, whereas half that number (only) mounted before. 
It is said we shall be sent away before September next. (It is like the rest 
of their talk !) 

Thursday, 16th. Fine weather. This day nine of the French othcers 
went from this prison to Winchester, on their parole of honor. Nothing 
new this day. 

Friday, 17th. Summer-like weather. This day the French prisoners 
were let out into the large airing ground by the doctor's house ; and in the 
afternoon Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Duckett came here, and told us Mr. Eben- 
^zer Phut was taken while going to South Carolina, and sent into Port 
Glasgow.^ 

j See entries for July 12 and 13, immedintely following. 
J ,>lin Cockran w.is boat^^vaiu of the Yiinkec, florid Boston — see note, timlcr entry of 
Joiinial, tor July 3(1. 1777. Thomas Cummins was the boatswain, and Daniel Dana the 




"rope. 

\ Ij-'C note, entry of Journal for Juno 28, 1778. 
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286 A Yanhee Privateersman in Prison. [July, 

Saturday, 18th. Very hot weather. This day came on shore five olTicers 
beloiiglug to the Alfred, twenty gim ship, out of Bostoa ; Capt. Inman, hh 
first and second sailing lieutenants, and captain and lieutenant of marines.' 
Likewise came on shore five more prisoner.^, all Americans ; the prize mas- 
ter and four hands taken in a prize belonging to the schooner Hawk, out of 
Marblehead (but belonging to Manchester), mounting ten carriiige guns, 
one Capt. Hibhet commander.^ No news for us as yet. Out of all hopes. 

Sunday, TJth. Very hot weather. Great numbers of people of both 
sex here to day to see the American monsters. Nothing remarkalsle this 

day. 

Monday, 20th. A little rain this mornii;g, and cleared off very hot. _ A 
: report this day of the Alarm frigate's being taken by two American priva- 
teers.' 

Tuesday, 21st. Cloudy and rainy weather. 'Mr. "Wrenn and ISIr. Duok- 
ett came and paid us our money ; likewise Itrought the news of a battle 
between the French and English fleets; the particulars we have not heard 
as yet. ' 

Wrdnesdnv. July 22d. This day cloudy and rainy. Last night a ship 
arrived froni America (the Porcupine''), but what news she's brought ha3 
not transpired. Admiral Keppel's fleet consists of the — Victory, of a hun- 
dred guns ; five, of ninety guns ; eighteen, of seventy-four ditto ; seven, of 
sixty-four ditto ; that makes thirty-one sail of the line — besides one of thirty- 
two 2uns, four of twenty-eiglit ditto, one of twenty -four ditto ; in ail six frigates. 
The^French fleet consists of thirty ships of the line, besides two of fifty, and 
fifteen frigates. Both fleets having sailed, we shall soon hear of a battle ; as 
the reporr of a war's being declared in France against England was in tho 
public newspapers ten days ago.* This day fourteen French oflicers went 
on their parole of honor. 

Thursday, 23d. Rainy weather. This day it is afilrmed that war was 
declared in France against England the loth instant. This afternoon one 
hundred and twenty-one French prisoners came here from on board the 
Princess Amelia. Mr. Wrenn came here and brought us the news of the 
Commi sioners being on their passage home again from America, without 
doing anything with Congi-ess.* 

' Their names are civen in Roll. Elisha Hinman, captain of the Alfred (of the United 
States Navy)— committed to Forton Prison. July IS, efTected his escape from prison July 
23, 177!*— entry of Journal, for Julv 2i, 1778. Tlie Alfred was captured by the Ariadue 
and Ceres, March 9, 177S. Elisha Hinman took rank as the twentieth captam of the navy, 
in 1776. Paul Jones, when lirst lieutenant of the Alfred, displayed the Ameriam llai: on 
board her with bis own hands, before Philadelphia, ybr the first time, Dec. 1775. An aecmint 
of Capt. Hinman is published in Drake's Biographical Dictionary, and Lossing's Field Book 
of the Becolution, ii. 6-10. 

* Their names are given in Roll. Robert Walker was the prizemaster. Two men be- 
longins to a " prize of ye Hawk" — were committed to Fortou Prison, April 2, 1778 — see 
Roll. " Brig" Hawk, 14 guns, \~,~il—vide Register, xxv. 3G8. 

■• See entries iu Journal, for July 25, aud Nov. 2, 1773. 

* Sec entry, for July 27, 1778. 

* July 22, 177S, Franklin wrote :— " The English and French fleets of nearly equal force 
are now both at ^-ea. It is not doul.'tod but that if they meet, there will be a battle ; for, 
though England through fear, affects to uiiderstaiul it to be biill peace, and would cxcus.. 
the depredations she has made on the commerce of France, by pretences of illicit trade, &.e., 
yet France considers the war begun, from the time of the King's message to