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REYNOLDS HISTORICAL: 
GENEALOGY COLLECTION 



i^,';'i^f„S9.V,MTY PyBLIC LIBRARY 



3 1833 01723 97 

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GENEALOGY 
974 
N42NA 
1878 



THE 

N E W " E N G L A N D 

listorical aiii) ^■tncalairifal 'Ilfojslcr. 

I'VEI.ISUXD QfAKTiUH', rNDLiX TICS OIRKCTION Oi' TaE 

FOR THi: YEAT^ IS*;:^. 



VOLUME XXXII 












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I) OST X: 
PUBLISCED AT TJIP: Sv'K'lETY'S HOUSE, 18 SOMGRSEl tflREEI. 

PEf.NTKI) BY DaVIO CLATP & .SON. 

1878. 



•^' '^^7380 



(Loir.mitlcc en iHibUcttion, 

1 s 78. 

JOHN '>VAi:T-> DKAN, JEKEMIAII COLBUllN, 

LUCrJS il. PAIGE, ^VILI.TAM 13. TRASK, 

HENHY H. rOKS, HK:<11Y T. V\ AlilllS, 



H^ itor, 
JOHN" V\'-\JID DEAN. 



COMMUTER OX PUIJUCATION. 

Jo;iN- \V.v,Ki> ])F. VN, A.M (TJuor), Jr.KiiMlMi Cm m kn, A.Nf., 

Li cits It. t'AiCu,. !).;>., Wii.nvM b. Tuask. 

H. II. F.i'i -:, lIiNiY K. \V.\i!.!;s, AB. 

COxM TENTS — JANUARY, 1870. 

«,* V.lms.iitiom: '.\*!:r.ut >•:' WjJ.I.TAM H. TOWNi: f'.-v face pn>;e*^}; Aiitoirraplis of Sir 
FkuiiI.vanoo G i]i<iK!?, C. ''.. .to.iN .Mam.n. I'll*, Mas NldiMON. iiiiilioi of " Xtw Eng- 
lish C;\ii:iaii," Tiio.M\!kIiiiAiiULi;Y, IvOGi-K Gaiiu::, Thomas GoKQt.s, p igc o4. 

1. BioGKAfuiCAi. Sketch or Vm.i.iam B. Towni,, A.M., Fouii'.kr of the "Townk 

MiiMOiiiAL F'.NL." \'y John Ward Dt'aii S 

II. I>iirrriS. >I\Ki:i vni:-! ANT. Dr.Ai Hs i:<; Dajm Mnrru. {^Continiml.) Com. hy Jicit-J 

U. Couiidon. E>cj . ' . . Ct 

III. Penhai.I-OW P.vF'Ki:? — In.Jiuu AlV.iivs. C«ini. hy C:\\'\. Pearce \V. Pinhallntr . ii 

IV. Genealogy of tije I'KSitALr.ow Family. .\pi'C!i'Jicvs — Sicvens, Int'cr.-ol!, 

Peorcc, Butler, \Vil>inJ. Hy Ciipt. P. W. Pfuhalloic 3S 

v. AiToinoiiUAiMiY OF NViLLiAM KoTCH. Coivi. 1-y Frederick C. S infonl, E.<q. . 3J 

VI. F'r.i<ON SiiiFs .VNi> Olii Mill Pki.'^ov, Plijinouth, E/ii:.'n,id. Hiary of Sanin.'i 

Ciulcr. Coin. Iiy the Kev. S:itnuel Cutler . . ' . . . ' , . . 42 

VII. R':cir.u oi- thk Bo.iTnv (.'!)M\<riTEK of CoiuiEsrONnrNci:. Inji-kction- and 
, ."^AiT.iY. {CoHtinuid.) Piii\t'>l l>v jH'Miii.^^ion of ^'iMKei F. McClea.'i, ]..<\., 

Ci;y Clork ....". 44 

Vril. De.vthcI.n- Stiiaih.'v, N. 11. Coin, ty C'lrtr/,-^- '^. //ov.'y, Es'i -Vi 

TX. Will or NowELL Hilton, 16i7. Coin, by J(.//;t 7". //ci*!«;m, .\.M. ... nO 

X. DKi.o io Thoma.s Camtiock F.toM GuR>iL>? AND Ma -ON . IG-S I. Cnr^ . \<y Jo'in. S. 

If. Foyj, yi.-D 52 

XI. JouN Gkenaway. Cum. Ifv IIV'Y;;:.'** D. Tnii/:, y.>i\ o.?> 

XII. LETTtn OF I'a'/l Kick.v.!'.i) to J.'.coi! Wkxd:.:.i.. Com. hv Jx-rtinich dbinn. 

A.M ' oO 

Xlil. liLConr/ r.ooK or thi: Fi!:<!r Cmitck in CiiA;:r.;..-Ti;'AN. Ma*.s. (Co'ttlnHcd.) 

Cijiii, Uy James r. Huitiiewt.", lin\ 61 

XIV. Lon-jMLapov . M.^.*;.-?., pA^iiLiKS. iC'jtifiiuad.) Ccm. hy WiK'ctrd S. A'leii,'E^<{, Q~ 

XV. A YANKLt PuiVATi tihSMx.N IN Pi:i:-oN. 1777-79. Diiiiy of Tiipothy Connor. 

{Coiithi>;td.) Com. by \','il/i<u/i R. Cxt'.er, r.-q. 70 

XVI. Pai-ks'S urL.VTi.vG to th:-, S'>laht r:>rATi:,Wi.N!iVM. C'.n-..\>\- Hi -inj F. if'attrs, 

A.B 73 

XVli. VovaOks of Gcs.voll* and Puing to New KvGLwrj. iC'"i?-o By :h' Kev. iJ. 

/•'. De Costa 7'J 

XVIII. Taxis indek Gov. And'.:os. {^CoiUinuid.) Town K:\i-e of .S:ovv, Ma.-s., 16SS. 

Ccri. '.-y WcUer Uui/d J'^jf'rie'), A.li SI 

XIX. BiRT.'i*, Mau:«iagi:s and Deaths in Lvml, Con.n. Com. hv the la;c F. Jf. 

Cha/jmciii, A.M i>'i 

XX. XoTHs .isn QvLP.u.^ : 

Q':irii-< coiieernin;: Harvii'vl GraiJjjat'^.s, 8?-S : An In.Ii.in Oi;:ii.-i>lo?y in picpiira- 
tioii : Moito of the V'liii :in.' :inn.'< ; Sel'lcn <iu'jrie.- ; Anul'i'.^ F,\p' tiiiioi:, >-j'i; 
Fitt'iiiy Connections of Mr?, (fo-. Matrliew Gri-woiil; Cant. Wiliiaru Evelyn; 
P'Of. G' •..p'c Hill; 'llair-:on, iSri; Cli'.ever fViniiy; Jja.vyL-r, Fi:i'.r, siH'l Iburs- 
lo;i; Ml-.^"D;l^enDO^^•, Il.tiicn.-!; or Haiideock of Maryl'iiui ; lir(;\vir. 9^: ship 
Doijihi!:; Ea<t Chr-.-hir — Pi:-t nn-i P.i.-ent: G.r.c:'li«i.'ici! .\:.:nioir< of C!u-.-t-.r 
of Chiciivley ; F-jin! f.iitiil.v uf Vii-ciiH.i, 'jI ; IL".t!i.i«iiy ; l-'-.rra'ia--, Fitr''i.-h, Ove. ; 
Stcv. us ; .Sfn^ve^ponrf ii, S<:w Kii-'l.»;i'i,'J'i; Faneuil ; Di\wcII; .Mi.-.-iug vniiinies 
of Ma<^aclln^t•tt-l recoriN; D-iinisoii, 9;; Wiw-slow Memori:'!; Dalhhir. Vt; 
Vir>:ii;iii Coloni.i! Ciirn.iicy; biivenj ort lUiil Danf.Tll:, !»}; Dian, Gri:; ! ill, 
lUxwn; John I,i>'ewvll; Glon.i IKi Cimrcli, Phi. i<:;:i(<:ii.i; Lie >»f l{<.!ir-.c 
Moriis, %; Balih, Ai:.!i;l)ert, Kini-'crly, Trcalwi'.l ; Tonn !Ii<tori"i in Pic- 
/y,x»-a^'>n— Anie.^hiuy. Mn s., Cornwall, fr., 01'. Duii.-t.Jile, <;tiill'or.l, Cr , Uo.\- 
b-Trv, M;!---.,Townrev.'l. .^I i.s^.; G-.utalui'cs in /'f«7-'f*-.if«V)<.— C.intV.nan, C:ii'l»«-y, 
Co-i'int. Criiirie, Clnir.liiiia!!, Cr.inor, Fo.-ti 1-, Ilarii»«t, Henrv, Ilei.l-.rii. LorJ. 
Mahon, McCulla^h. Moii".:otii( ry, Pitn^c, Peiree. Pear'.- ■, iloilenhough, Shewell, 
Snlile!), Thurston, Widklcy, 9S ' * . Sv-OS 

XXI. SoCIETILS AND TTIKIU PkoC'F.KDIN G*l : 

New r,i.'-'i:-.!'(l Ili-iir--. G; itoMonial f.>fi»»tv, -Tunc C, Sept. •'>. Oct. -3. Nov. 7, 

1>;7: !!!;■.'..• l-.r : ;i ■ .i|.-;.! -..,.:■ cy, O-t. v';!!!.! \>\ ' % 7 ; N ••••;"rr IC'vr.'-.ii 

S.K.; .ty, 'J'rr. •.;:>, 1.7; ; I.e; ia.mc iii.-: Mri'vi ^o^.-itty, ."'Ci'i. L'o, i ■>77 . . ■ ■..•>-iOi 

XXU. NlCUOI.OGV OK THF Nf.« -CvCLAXD IIlSIOIlIC, GENEALOGICAL SOCIETV : 

The li.Hi. Iiurciiso A. I-.i.haiii. I.L.I), lol; Th.- II-'IL J»-ia!i Dnnliani, l<r>; 
J;.rvi,-:.M.HiU^!i,K-i.: Tin- li.ni.G* i.- ..• '1 . iyi-.i-, IO:j; .John (J. .\i.lhonv. l-S-i. ; 
Jen;m:i« IJ. D.ivis- J.S.I. , l"l: Tl'.; ;i..:i. .'^h..- N. .N.'ai-.ui. I('> : VVilhru-i !•:. 
\v'a;p :.. INfj., 10<>; .\,\\'\ .\i!:..in<. l.>'i.; J.)ii. Ili.lo M. 1 lovvt.ri'Iire. Ho; 
Sui.'.ly C. Thv.ii.,,', i^].; Tlie Il'ji. l\-:«r'- Harvey, US Ji.I-l'n 

XXITi. Noiici :«; OF fiEC-CNr Fi «l:i..viioxs 1'.*-12') 

XX IV. L:sf OF l;.LCHNr I'rjinc-Ain.N.^- P.;"-iJl 

I xxv. i^EvT.fs . . i.'i y:i 



COMMILTKR ON 1H:DUCAT10X. 

Joiiv U \KH l>i:\N. A M. ( illito)), Jr.UEXdAi? C->i.iui:n, A.M., 
• Lrriis I.. iAroi:. U.D., U'ii.i.!\m li. I i:ask, 

II. H. i:..Ks, llKNiY v. \\'\\v.\:>, A B. 

CONTENTS -- APRIL, 1373. 

•,♦ JIluslrai.ioH : Turnw it "f NATHAN COOLKV KF.F.P {lo f'lce pci-je \2')). 
T. r>Kioi;AriiiCAL Skktcu oi- Nathax C. Ki:ki'. M.l)., F'.M.n. .... l-i 

IT. Lr.TTER OF Uev. Exi'Eiurvct: .Mv\iti-.rt', 17'>'^. Com. liy J--/ymi:ik Co'.bnrn, .\.M, LU 

III. Ni>Ti;< ON THE lIuN. .Ti)!:.v Apams ov N.va Scotia axc Bosr>\ . . . 132 

IV. Can.Lit llicoui) of tut. Ri:v. Urr.H .\i.a..m> of D •;:;! -m. N. IT. {Cuh'i.;r.:'I.i 

Com. by tiic iloii. ^ViMi'^f/ C. .4.'a'/i. l"Z 

V. .-Vdoucss of iHR Hoy. Mar-hall r.Wii,DT:i: ni.Fo:!.r TirK N. F.. liiaroRic, G;:n- 

EAL(IUIC.A.L .Si'ClKlx l/i' 

VI. AvTOBioGKArHV OF WiiHAM R"Tc-!r. CoiTi. by Fidiiri'k C ^'lufofd. ¥.•■(}. . 151 
VII. Tanks indku Gmv. .\\iumis. l/~''->:'f>!}),tii^ Tu-.vn R:u-j cf N'cnbury, Mi-.-:.. 

!Gs>S. Com. hy il'/.Vc/ Li'ni/d'j/ rni-i. A.li. ,.,,... I'o 

VKl. A Yavkie ri(iVATi:i:!:!->i\x iv Piasov. 1777-79. Di'.'T of Timothy Coiin-'r. 

iCoiitiniHid.) Com. Uy U'll'iian Fi. C':c<cr, v.-: \. .' . , '. . . lOl 

IX. Kr.c^ri) Poiik of thv Fi!«.=;t r'liir.cit in CiiAKLV.STo'vvN, Mass. (Coiitini.oa ) 

Com. i<y Jai".fs J\ UnnnrHe'l, Kjq l'>0 

X. I.^'NCvrArovN, M.'.?s., Familii-.s. (Cunfin'tcd.) Com. by ll'il'yrcl S. A'k.'t,Eh\. 17' 

XI. '!:iu PiiKuiv Family. By ll'i,'!i:»i H. L^p/nni, '!Si.T) 17S 

XII. Ar-?TUACis OF .E\hi Y Wkhiv? in D'-vsr-iN. Com. by Jb'n 'A n>/5*- ;»'. .-•..M. . LSI 

X!1I. I'kkjn f=;riKs am) Ot.T) ■Mii.r, Fki-on. Phiniovh, n-'^^ind. Diary of ynrr.uel 

Cutler. { Colli >'.'uiid.) Cutii. I;y the Kov."*'<7W(/c; t'./'.W- . . " . . . ISl 

XIV. Tiiv: Waite Fv.vii.v OF Mu.DiN. By :> P. Cj)v/, Kj-j. ...... IfcS 

XV. Ai^srtiACTf or E\KuiL.ST V,'iL.'..s in S fiolk Cointy. Ma*s. Cc.r.. bv Ui/iYi?/': 

r.. T,as/:, i:-i "... 107 

XVI. Gjne.vlou'- OF THu hi-s.is I'.\x:;: \. By Pr.w". I'/'i/^, 7^ E.r,:is. \.1>1. . . 214 
X^ n. r;vrrLE*!tvT TO r-ii; Dioi>.\ ■:i FaMiI.y. Com. by r\iit". Lltcjid 'V. Suiiiburit, LL D. "JZO 

XVIII. NOTT.? .VNI) QCFICt. o : 

H.irviira Gill iiiiite.-, 230; Miirr.iy; Pacy: Swc tsor, 2.1o; C.pt. Wiilinm F.ve- 
ly:i; H.itiuiway : Biiii!sti.ii"r.- L-. rtj.s trom I'-oito'.i ; Cmwloid, CoxiuriJ, ".i-'JOi ; 
Coiv: J5ciitKU; Cliaiiii'ilu; N:;'<>ii'-. Mii.-.-;ti-!iii-cit? t^iti_'t.i;j';:.i''al Dii-tioiury : 
Ket.hudi'a Diet oiiary 01 New J! i!!!ii>l;irc Bi'irvat.ny : Wvfr.oi'.- Cii.\i!'.'s:i-n!i 
Genealogies aiiu K-.'JiU s; Si>ra„-:i'. ; lirmf or BnuVh, -■:]7 ;" CiiOstei-'s V.'a-bing- 
tor;; Pi- rcc : Ii'iniigrant's t'n.ui ."jvotland • Grafton; Thoni.>'jn"s New F.n^::! a;.! 
Crijiii i'Tiil FoiLTi.:'., Liu^iciii'-- G\:\<- fur toe Time- ; Davi-r.port, FoitC;-; ."^iicp- 
I'ard. :'':<S ; LeoKr.rl; Kiruj'^i'iv. -.'j't; S.-.vary ; Plii!U;)i; AlcNir.ier; Mc'.k'H ; 
John Koir.rs, •J4o; ^e'-leli-lri-h Imnii^vation : Trai:-ie'it K-.^rixnt? of Ij05t'jn ; 
Farnifci'tf B'-lkiMp; -Anios Ri..:) inUon; DvakeV liirt-M-y o:' Mi lillo^cx, 241 ; 
Aclar.'.s; Wi.iitu 'nli tJcn!.- !<.-'\', ne>v cliiion ; 'jc'ii.'-i!":.;ie- in Pifparatiur — 
Axicll, ili'irih'nn ; I'.i-J:e, Ci:np'-ll, Dodie. L:Hr,'a'. 2V.': Uo'h, Hof.i. Pcntie, 
Twkcr: Town Ili-iuiioa in £'i> ;MriUiuu~/"'a''/''rtY;/, ^L-.; Fia».':!:a. Mass. ; i>aco 
TW/fy, 24;j '. . . . . . 230-243 

XIX. SOCIETIKS ANO TilStit pRr.Cj:i LJING* : 

>\\v-EuL'!a:.<l ili<f'jn.-, Gem-.il. -ictl .«=o<r;..-fv. Dee. •!•. l.'-77: Ill.o.Jc I-I;'.r,d TIi = 
t-.ri-ai .v'.ci.ry. N .V. 1:}. Nu\.27. D...-. 11, U-.--. ]'j; \j-.- L-,:..' n C .:ii;t'- Hi-'.'- 
ri.-ai .Soc-i.rv, No\.2';; New .It-'.v fii-t'-riv-.i! S'.ciet-.-, Jan. 10, l.s7S; l)i.la-.a'-j 
Ili-l-..rii..l J>'j' :e:v, ])i.r. !.3. 1S77, Jan. 10, IS76. Fej. ll; Vir-'ini.i Uiitorieal <o- 
ci'.-ty, Nov.ao, li'7 2b3 2t-5 

XX. Nf.CKOI.OOY of IHK NI-'.V-EnOLANT) HtSTOP.lC, Gr:> EXLOrFlCAL !»OrtETY- ; 

\Vi;ii.:in M. V,'.l,r:j[>, A.M.; D.mi.l A. Uo-.-r>, K-'j., •2V>; Jo-t-pli r>a:i inl. F^j., 
Joliii K. Wi-'-.n, K-[., G.ir.ii'.TCbi^Mn. K-.t..2l7 : 3 ,Un lii .-lov.-. K-i.. J. Im 
M.;.\lii-:.>r, l-.-.|., •J4i: \Vii:i.n> .'>. I'-.ib., Iv, Es i . Divil !I. P.-a-e, K-.|.. -.'I'J ; 
TliomaJ Wrij'ir, A.M.; G •.•c.:.- W. Gordon, F.-i-, 2./.'; E<.iij.-m;n h i-.-.t' -, 
Es<i., K.'v. K.b-jii LoltoTi, 2Jl . . 210-2.S1 

XXI. NOTICKS OF KlXF.NT PlBLICAl IONS : 

Wh»:tlor'.< Hi'tiM-v of Unin.-jwii-k, Top-lnm anJ Harr'rv.-i;|| ; V>?frTirt's llsr.^- 
ri.- .M i:.-<ti- . ; I'hil.i '. :;/..:a. -^',2 ; I.- s Iii-t/.iM.; 11, t- i. ■,•.'. C<>lb.:i..ii.; Iml- 
l.:;-^ : •■ ■ • : .- I ■ ; i-.l nl' :.'.•> .V:ri..N '. 1.. -.,...•., i. :/.:;, N' •■ 

YorK Ij..-;i-..:I'>-';' u aiil iii^i/raplncal J;'":or>l; ttarr's Ui.-;<iri>.al bkeidi ot N-.-^v 
Lomlim; Jul:C Foul's Ail<ir<-.i at W'at-Ttinvn. Ct. ; .M ••-'.u^iiie of .\mcri -tiri 
History, 2it ; f-u^liii:! Fiiiiii'y ; Arin.s Fnmiiv ; II- vili.n-. in Eif.'laii'J a:i.l 
Aui'.:i<-a; i";;;t.:lv .»i Joliin .- .-r ! I'll.iii CotU' ; Caii'Oi.'t r Familv; i>>.'-» .i"i.tiii-i 
of \V;:i>cr l;:i'_'.; b^mU-e O. ;,i;,ii.;.'y ; Iloiiii.s Gvii-.-.-ouy ; .SliMI-.b^r G.^ri,. r- 
iii;,', '2.yi; Pini:-yl,'a:iin .Ma:'.i/m': of 11 -lury aul li'-o^jivi/liy ; .^tidiews'i \V:'..>!i- 
{i'.'unliitMd r,ix third pngc.j 



COMMITTKE OX rUBLICATTOX. 

John NV.vud D::vx. A.M. (EAlfor), Jkkf.mivh C •i.ittRN, A.M., 
L' cti!! K. l^ro!;. D.n., W.i.mvm li.Tit\sK, 

Henky U. lii.Ks, IIkn'uy F. \V.\tj;i(s, A B. 

CONTENTS -JULY, 1878. 

"<•■ Iflus'.rafir.n: V<mr.\\i tn IIF.NUY \Vir.St.)N" (,'r> fi-rr p.ttje 2>i\). 

\ l?ro>:ivi>uic.\i. ?KF.fcu of iii'. Hon. Hini^y U'il-on. V.\ tlio Rov. i,7;V74- .Y.xtou 2-:! 

II. IIknsh.wv's Ar.i.rM- .ir the .'nt.\.«i-A<.t Kirr. Coin. \<v J ,lin S. H Foja. M.3), "-'^ 

(II. llLCOKD Fit>i>i nil. Lf.<)N.m;Ij Family r.iitr.F.. Oijn. 1m- //f,/;;/ /;. UTdV?. h^.j. , 'J.^ 

IV. AiTomoi'it.v.'HV OF WiLl :\M Krircir. Com. hy Fien'.rik C. Siinford.Y.<<\. . '21\ 

V. KoiicuT C.v.«t i:;.l:. ANi> lus Di:s .i.NDVNTs. C^)m. hs- II, nry F. DoufjlaSy Y.l-i\. . 2~,o 

VT. A Y^Nxrv Pniv>.Tr.,i -JMAN iv Pr.r-j.iN. I777-7t). Diaiv of Timothy Cni:n<'r. 

lCo'U-h;/<-<'.} C>]n. \'^- IVit'.'Ttn R. Ci'f'r,; Kii^. .' OiQ 

YIl. Kr.oi'D liiniK or t:;k Fiit.<r Cut kvh !N Ciiaklkstowx, Mass. iConchtde-i.) 

('oir.. Iiy J.j»^i'>i y. llti'tncK'-'/, i:.-/j 2sr 

YHT. Gr,.v;-.\r.i)f;v OF TKf; U'<).>:>r.i:niOK Famua. Com. f.y Mi-.^ .l/'tn/ A'. 7'a/'-x*? . 2U2 

IX. I^i: . i.Nt's U'lyNKPl.-SAUrCEE JolKNAl. C&Ill. I)V lllc'l.ltL- dpi. iVUa'am £'. GO'jil- 

Ktu, u.r...\ , .' 207 

X. I.ONOMEAUONV, Ma-S^;., Familus. {Coniii.ucd.) Com. \ \- W'iUnrd S. AlU a, Y.ici. 302 
XI. PiiisoN Ships ani^ Oi.u Mill l'Kfs.;N-, Pli/ mouth. Enti'hr.H'. Diaiv of Samuci 

Cutler. {Coufini.cl.) Com. (•>• tLe Rov.^^/T/>^K«MV^V.•• . . ' . . . 3i.'.3 

XII. iNVFNVOi:Y OF TH K ils;' VTE OF Th.< T)l,'b.lS McCaUTY, 0" YliiGfNIA. Coa'. bv 

R. A. BrOLh, Kvi. ". 30S 

XIII. PFniOKEK .IF Haynfs OK Coi'FOiin Hail. Com. I. y ,4 M. U.i!ner,Vsr\. . . 310 
XIN . TaX>:s '•xiiKR G')V. .\Ni>i:<>«<. (Cnniaited.) Town Riiro; <)f .f.mi'.s; town (Pffn- 

a-juidi. Me., ami Moiilovl, Mu.s.s. Com. l)y ^i'altcr Uz'/'! JtjFries, A.B. . . 312 
XV, AusTHAns •>!• E -.liLrtix WiLtS IN SiFKOLK CotN ry, Ma.^s. Com. hv IVil'ia/n 

p.. 'Irav.-, E.ji| "... 517 

XYI. Desct-.ndant-s OF ]^r'■'.^■A:.^ SiiF.i»A:;ii. Corn. \>\ Jajucs Sh'tj-rrrtl, Xinan Sle-) 

;)«>•<< ail. 1 .!. £. ij :>L-^he-d . . .' . . . , • . , ' Z"2 

XYH. PvKKr,l:^J ci AMLitKA. C .m. !»y If^.'V.rw 5. . 1;>d//,'?o)<. A M S3.' 

XVIII. A Kelic OF Cn iMv.Li.L. Conu'fcy M'ilham E.Dii Bois, Esq oiS 

XIX. XOTE.^ .\;»D Ql.KKIKS ; 

}I;!rv:ira Coil.f,'.?. 3'''J; The P,occid Society of LinMilin" anr] Ci-.r-.^ior. .3C?; 
Math r; Rcso ircJa-.s in V.Ing\iin:: Hulins; Hnant: Li.-.-i'ii^'s Cyct.-piedui ct' 
Amoricifi liL-tory; .\ni!rc-.vs, Cannon; GanlinVr'j I-!!rtni'i,339; A'.lr.rii.'i : Ccil'n, 
L<'U;;re!!ow; X're Parciicrj, X. Y. ; ^^'yitr. Kiu!l.;i!I; .^toiie. ?!-iJ: Saifj.-M, 
Wiitbin:.:, .Ti v, Ii:l!: Carvir: Fir.-it Rridc Huii?c in rort-tmiurli, X. II. ; G.ir>: 
IXiun; Corli,-.<'« OLl Tim..<, ZU : Woo.r.ri-lt'c aniJPai;<er; Witihciai:; Co'>- 
vivifil Manners; St-riils Wantccl ; Xc\\:~, Ir.>n, Marshall, ii\l; Vi.rjTMiii H:.--- 
tory,344; Jja!>a. Builard ; Ciar^'b .Siat'.m.n:; Noycs; Gt.uealo^'ies iu propa- 
raiion, 31o; Town Ul^tOl■;es in ;'ro}>aia:i'.in, 3iS '. . . . . 3.i), 3ri6-3l5 

XX. SociETiK.s AND -inEip. Pkoceedingp : 

X'j'.v-F.iiglaml Hi-lora-. Gonoalo::ioai .Society, .Tan. 2. TS7S; Maine Historical 
Society, Ma.cli 14; liho.ie Isiami Hi.-toricarSoclciy, -Jan. 15; Old Colony His- 
torical Society, A;.:ii 1 '. 345-3 19 

XXI. XrcRoi.ooY OF THE NFu-F>"G:,ANr> IIr.=Tonic, GENE\r.or,icAr. Society : 

Hon. Ni'.th.micl B. SLt-rtati": Prof. .Taic 1 P. Kir:!. in. i, LI..D.. -j-j) ; Loirs 
Adolpho Thiers ; lit v. K.iwi:i Hii:. D.D., 3.;l ; Minv:; la^ie, LL.D. : H..^. 
William Ci:-hii!:r. :;.."2 ; E.!-.v.ir.I IJn .>ks A.M , 3-^3; Iv.iw.ir.i li. Mm.^-.o. M.D. ; 
Hev. Gcorjre G. II '.fifoi:. D.D .3.J4; I Iioma- Br.'dlec. E- j. ; Herirv V. Ward, 
E-'j., 3-5-"); Henry B. Groves, Etq.; Thoimis E. Wliitiiey, A.M., 3)0' . 3!n-.3-57 

XXII. XOTI.JCS OF FiECENr PUBLICATIONS 3.57-.3»'i 

XXill. Ltsr or llECENr PcBLicxxroN.s ."OO-o.'l 

XMV. D':Ani3 372 



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^Itc ^Uir-iC-nn^uuI rticitorifal and (Tjcuealoiiiral ^Icgi^tcr, 

Pc"-!-''ie'J to jrailii-r •:! :'.tpl !>l.i ■ ■ in a ;• rmuM ■:' (•.riri th<' ■faruvj i ;•.!•: il-ciyin:: !<?• f.r-'- of ti.e 
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JOiiN ^V'.UiaD::.^x, Editor, IS Somcntt Stieft, lijstun, Mii3. 



GE^'ERAL INDE 



Y 



[Index of i>j,i!E3 of Pcrsoas at the raJ Oi tlie Yolunie.j 



>b-tract? of tlic earliest ^vi;l^ in Sufiolk, 55, 1*1, 
I'.r, :il7; K-iCX Cousitv raptors. 73, 93, ^iO, 
.•HI, 31i, -J'T 

Allans (Conn. % nolo, Jj:i. .".W 

Ad.iics. llfv-. fiu^'h, cliiirL-b records, 133 

A''.air.5, Ji)li!i, notes on, 1:)2 

AifXiiiiiiLr, Ttiouij^, rjuery, 219 

An'.lrc-ws. nun.-, -i'.;'.! 

Aniiro-. Gov.. ta.\(;? under, 81, 150, 3i2 

Arui^M'i exr<"<iiti')tt, uote, i?S 

AuJeUit, iicto.'.'." 

Ai'.tograp'iis: of Ihom.ns Kradbury, 54 : Ko.frer 
Giu-ile, lA ; Kt rliiiu'id Gorges, 5+ ; Ihomas 
Gor_'f . .>i ; Niitiuniifl tiretne, :.ro; X-fiiuu 
C. K'eip. 1M4: .Iol>n .Muion. 54; Th'rmn-; .Mwr 
toa.54; Wilaum H. iowne, 'J; Heory Wii- 

SOii', -01 

Bak-h, note, 07 

Baf/fi.r.v- anl Deaths. (See Records.) 

BarlMiloe? Hfcord;, note, x.i.'i 

l?ar>:aru, note. 4A> 

l'.».iiut.tt, note, SiT 

Bio^rapliiciil -^kctehes— 

Alvia Atluni.-. li"'7 

John O. Aiilliony. 104 

Gtorgiana L. F.Anijleton, 445 

Benjamin IJuker, I'M 

Joiepii l!;t'.lavii, -'47 

Benjamin K. H.itts. 251 

Anrirew iiifelow, I:.''.; 

Ji>lm li'-reiow, -'-;S 

i;obtrt liv.iion, JSl 

Samuel 15 i\v!l-.s250 

Thoi.ias I'-raJlt-e, .".".5 

1, 1'-vurd lJro.>k.s. ;j.j:> 

U;tr»rfy ('anip*>e'.l, 122 

Gvorce U. « l.:;|.n:an, 123 

Garii'i'T Cii'l-oi!, J47 

Tlriiotby (."olhi r. -r5 

Julia Cvjo'i"!!.''', U"> 

\\ iliiriin ( i:-iii!i;'. :;o2 

l.Vfiirv 1). l),ini'jii':i, 415 

(i.v^TL'.- T J»;ivij, 11/5 

Wi'li.iin il. l>..<.\,sta, 445 

Joliii l>.:r:in, •-■•j'J 

Ju.-ia'. lu.iiiiniii. l(/2 

Kmviv KaroJi. '.■-'■{ 

l;i-!.cr.l s. i:.k-.. 12:5 

vji::',.-: .\. K'jot.:;72 
O. ' .v- li. (jav,44t> 
George U'. G'.rJoa.iJO 
I'cni'y IJ. (irovesi, ;J.J6 

l)j.i.l !l: •I.M..M.4-.1 
O'-cr-.'t 1 1. iJap^'iJOiJ, .'J.>J 
Teti-r llirvvy, l';8 
Jar.i» il. Uafch, 103 



Biogr-iphicil ^-fut^hcs— 
I.oainea W^b.;-d. 4;U 
J5e);j.Ui.:ii li !!..vs-:iij-.,i,200 
Boiijamiu P. Hunt, -ii'.' 
Kiijali li. H'.iuiiiijjion. 2G0 
Huniei ^v. livllcCjr. i2i 
Jared I'. K:ii:';nid, :i:X' 
Jncrea-e A. I.;ii>huin, 101 
\VUliain >i. l.niluo.', ;M0 
fcilai N. ilaitin, li.'i 
John McAlii-ti-r, 24S 
Edward IJ. .M .ore. ::54 
Checver >'fv Im'.I. i-Sj 
Marivi' I'aiit-. :,."•■.' 
AVillia.n .S. I'vi<b.^dv, 240 
J)avid H. IVa-e. 2^3 
Samuel I'tuliaUow, -.iS 
Sarali I'erliara, ;i72 
Catlierine \V. Terry, 2W 
Jo.*<-pli Porti-T, -i.'O 
G>-'or;r>^ Qaii.t, 124 
Sair.ufl l-l. li;d(l.'1.4:« 
Joh'i G. Kol r:..-, 4-i-j 
Daniel A. i;..!.'-:i-. 246 
Lorenzo ."^a ji:ie, 4 VJ 
Anne K. T. -i-.Mver. •2<'yO 
linVniv.iWA a. >l>nrtkfi',. 350 
Asa I). .<!iiith, 4 12 
Sihis .^niiiii, 4 k'i 
Hubbard \V. .-^WHtt.+JG 
Louis t\. 1 Isiors, :V>1 
Sappiv C. Tl.wia?. 105 
riiilo'.M.T.-.jv.brid;:?, 107 
Mercv Waite, l;il 
?an.\'i'd II. ^\';uky. 434 
>I«iy \Va;iiiit.r. 44i; 
Henry V. Waril, '-i-'-o 
Wilii.^rn K. \V;:rreu. IVs 
KfU'-l \Va-l;buin. .572 
Jo::opb G. \\ .Iter;, 410 
Th.yina-f K. UhUuev, 306 
John K. \Vi--in, 247 
Otis Wi.b .1, 1.14 
John \Vo«'ibii<i;5e. 202 
Thomas >V'riglit, 2.J0 
Book Nijticei — ^., 

Anierii.-an .Vuti'Hiariaa, edited by Feet. ..'o 
Anurican .V.ili.juariau >oci»rty'i Trocted- 

in<.'s, :»'<>> 
Aniorv'.< William I'.lackitone, u'"' 
Andrevvi'.-i U'avhinjjton Oouniy, Ohio, 25C 
Austin's lli^rory of Maiiachiijctl!?, 112 
Bartid'.-i I'liiKial .Seruiou ou I'l. E. IT. 

Chirke. :;•'( 
BfiinN >\':i-liiii.'t"n and Vallev 1 or^c 41vi 
liiaek-foni-. I'.v-t.nN Kir-t Inhabitant, 27.0 
Bosli^n .\rni\ and Snvy .Moauui-.ut, d:a\- 
I cation of, -'J? 



IV 



General Index. 



P-ook N'oticci— 

JJo^ton Uii-octoiv. If""*, by Sampson, Dav- 
enport & Co., -141 
Boftoii I'toorti C<''ninii<=i':>n, ]?op;>rt for 

1^:^, JIO 
Itojton t><nith Conijrepational CiuiriMi Ju- 

J)Oul.Uu"< U.'n>iiii.*ceiicc^ of namloli-h, 301 
Ccuti iiaiv .\i:'lri>,<«.-s, .lulv 4. I^ri'i— 
:5rLi.it..nl. Mus;., bv C'lia-hviok. 116 
)i:ivt.rliill. Ma?s.. b^- CTowill, US 
Ka'.L-ijh. .\. C, by J'.iitK'. llt> 
S>itii:itt', K. 1 . bv U. r.iii;in. llS 
"\'.'altii:uii, .MiK*..' by liuttfT, \\i 
Coburii's liattlf of r» iiiini;:i<.'n. IvJO 
Coffin's ll'.-tuiy of I!. >-.-:, w. II. X. If., i:\7 
Daui.Iiiii t'oviity ili.-t>!i.\il society's Tub- 

licatioiis, -H') ' 
Deanc'.-: liuiproync and the Sarato;;a Con- 

viiitioii, .".iH 
Deane's 6ip\i in an Old Mirror, 257 
l>eau<-'4 Tutor Hint'i Journey to Ports- 
mouth, N. II.. C<W 
Tiitnir.'s !.:ip;urevf Gen. Prosoott, 300 
K.itou"- AiHitil- of \V:irrt'n. Mo., Ill 
EJucalioii. Ilep'.rt of the U. .*<. Commis- 

sioni r. i">7>, -il'i 
Esrox hi.-titiit<; liuJli'tin. C"/''. 
JK^sfx lu-titute Uijtoiical Collections, 

1.0, :.>.-.3 
Fsrr.um'.^ Visits ot lueNortliweul j ilLode 

Islau.i, .-...J 
Foot's AJilreiJ a: Y/ucertowii, Ct., 'il\ 

Gonralo^jiral "iVorfc? — 
Ainpiiil'nvii by Aniirtiilo'Tn, ;J0O 
Arms by Anns. ~'o-i 
Bartow' by Hurtow. \\'\.?.CA 
P.ate and Kirkland bv Kyiands, -300 
Bradiee by i>v\?':'tt. \U 
Brig^r? by Uri^r.'-, uVj 
Buubv bv l>iiirl"e. -.■>j 
Biur'bv r-jdl.4l-' 
Burrajrt by IJurra/e. ll.T 
C'arpt-n"ir b\ Il'in.-rts, -jj} 
Cary by (.'ary, V-j 
Cbajf bv La[ih;im, ^.~A 
C)i-.""\<-rby "l!M-k, -liJ 
Culcl.t.l; iiTul Ki'loy by ItylanUs, C<>5 
CuiHin;; by t.'ii-iiin^, ^o^, 
Daren i.'ort by I'ax-iip'jrt, 113 
Eii-tii bv Kii^ti-. :;iii"i 
Gillson or .Ii;i<..n by .Ull-on. in 
G'^uid^mytii. (S<L- .M'ltoii.) 
Hevdoii bv Mc->d'ju, '.'jo 
Holcrifi'. by !J_v Isnd^. ;'.i'>G 
Holn.e* by Ua^'f.tf, Z'to 
Ja'.-k -oil, ;;•'••'> 
JllNon. (ire Gilison.) 
Jobns by K'j'.vint'il, •.'."►) 
Joliii.'<-)n by Tcnipit-. -Hi 
Joi.e.-- by Tr-i-k. '''i 
Kirkland. ^>to iJute.) 
Lial»: by I.iitU. i\i 
I/ittlc. '(Mf 5rtiirl:.) 
ll;:nn bv .M:iiiii. !i-. 
ynvi hy'V.'Wy I'lid .May', 4« 
Jiilf>M, 3Iin-buil aiid ticuldsiiiyth by 

bli.«rp<>, :;i^« 
M«.n-bii!l. (.-re Milton.) 
Xc-allny :ttid True by -Nialley, 4J2 
Kewcli by H.iii, ^JW 
PuTy by Pu'Tv. ll:J 
Pardon.-" bv !!■ Iron. i\2 
V,.i.IiuI1jiv bv I'lMJiallow. SG(3 
Kirl:«.r bv La'plmni, lit 
3:i-:<v. Vm«- < til.li. III.; 
fcl:t-|):'.r.J (y .-!i-pb< ril. ■J»J 
'Jhoi 111* bv Ti,.,ii.i-, Ua 
Tra-k bv Tra-k, ::<>r, 
Triiv. ■"■v Si y,\iy.) 
Tuck by Iivv. i'! 
V»'an'oii l.y i;;irti< O, Ml 
Wtni'AurtM liv Vii ntv^orth, 411 
Ctuculot'i=:,tiii't'.'l by .MaiibBll, IW 



Book yoticei!— 

Gcoigiii Historical Society's Co'.lectior.s, 

Gold's IlistoricalTlecorda of Cornwall, Ct., 

Grvcn's Karly Siittlcrs of Grotc.i. Jluss , 

■M.\ 
Greon's Epitaphs in Groton, Mas."., '.V>\i 

Knllrck, Didiention of his Monument, 117 

Hanover, i'a., Hi-torical sketch of, 4-10 

Hart's K.iberc .Morris, :i< 

llazen's I'a-tor- of .\<'%v Hampshire, 302 

Hill^ Old l>unstal>lo, Ml> 

• !isiori'.-:il .^Ia^,^l^ine,odit''d bv Dawson, liO 

.luik-'>ii J':i:nily (.JntiierMij, Jt'-j 

dames Kiver 'fonri.-t. 441 

Jenkins's Hi jtorical Address at "Wyomin?, 

4.;s 
Knowlton's Annals of Calai.?, 5le., W't 
Lciph, EngUuid, L'iary ot Local Kveuts iu, 

.■'.'>j 
Librarv Journal. Ill 
l.owe, Di.iry of I{o-;:er, "'V.5 
Magazii e yt" Aiiierican History, edited by 

."^tfVen;!, nr>, -j-vl 
Maine <.5fnoa!o;.'ist and Biogriiiher, edited 

bv I^apiairn, llii 
Mailirv's Cbrouological Tables of the 

Bible, M: 
ManhalJ on r'naioplain's Lxt.c-di'.'on, 4.".? 
Marfball's Vlsitati-ju of IN'ortluunberlund, 

Mexico Ar.adeiny, Sen;l-Centennial Kc- 

union, 117 
MiddlCM-x County Mjuual, 441 
3Ioulion ou CoiiiaL'e Lesisiatioii, v.'07 
Muzzev's isattleof Lexinirtou. 1-") 
>asoii's Life of Maody and .■«ankty, 115 
Weill's Vi!-?ii;ia and Vir<rini.>la, :»'iS 

" '■ Colo'du! Cierjry. :;.)? 

New Kn^'and Hi-toric. Genealojicul Socie- 

tv. Mi-iiiijirii of IJec-.a5<-d MeiMb-'s. o'U 
^t\v Vurk tienealugioal aiid Bir.jcaphical 

Kto>rd, lit"., J.J+ 
O'.id'.rdonk's Aanals of Heiup^tc-d, L. I., 

•J.>:$ 
Peiree's Indian History and O'-neaiojry. IZ'i 
Pennsylvania .Magazine of History, ciUted 

bv Stont-. lii>. •j.'iD 
Perry's Credibility of History, Azi 
Perry's >Iissi(jns m the American Cburch, 

112 
Pierce's Memoir of CI!3^1e.^ .Sumner, 100 
Porter's .Memoir of Jonathan Kddy. 11** 
l"otter's American M^jnthly, edited hy Ste- 
vens, 11.}. -j') 
Kidlon's Early Settlers of Harrison, Me., 

liy 
SawtvUe's Hi-storv of Townsend, Ma-s.. Xt^i 
bchenecia Iv, X. Y., Mauual of hirst ke- 

forniid t.luii.b. 411 
Shiliaber Kamilv Oa:herin?, iijj 
ijoutlitrn Hi^to^icai Pupers, e.'.ited by 

Jones. 4:^"' 
Starbuck's Hi-tory of the Wbide Eijhory, 

Starr's Tliitorical Sketch of X<rw London, 

Ct., -irA 
Stevens's Address on Lurgoynt's Cam- 

paipn, 114 
Stoiie's Caiiipa'pn of Gen. F.ur/'>yne. in 
Tlionias's Ili-ti»rv of .-liefl.>r<l. C.maila, 111' 
Plpius. Gbibe of.'and Verr..zaii'«. ill 
Vir;;inia (ir.'ud Ledge, it< Hi..to.-y arj 

Proreeiliiij;''. 4^57 
Ward'.s Life of Gov. .<arrnel \V:ird, 112 
>Vi dnt-day LveuiugClub, Ceuteimial Cele- 
bration, V,t>i , , , ., J , 
>Ve-tiott's )li.-torIc MaDsioiiS of Pluladcl- 

iilna. ~ >J 
\Vli,.i.l. i'- Ill-lory of r.r Ji!-.vi. ',:, Mi., Co.' 
Wyoming Jlusiacre, Ctntenniid Celeblft- 

tion,4 l^ 
learBuok of Education, 1^7^, M'i 



General Index. 



Boston, Coniniittee of Corrc^poiu'leU'.'P Iri*poc- 
\ii>:i ainl Safftv, II; eailv ciicls ou rccoril in, 

Hrf TVPr, notp. 00 

l;ro\vii, liiifr, '.'o 

J!rviiut, qiii^ry, XV} 

llryeiit. V/altt-r, ^Vi;mc■pes;lUkce Journal, -07 

Jiutler family, :i5 

Cabot. John, discovery of Xorth America, 3i?l 

C'aminock, Tltoiiias, ti-.-fil to, 3'.J 

Cauipbtll tifiii'alojry, 275 

Camion, note, o")'.* 

Canterburv, Conn., early settlers by name of 

Adams L'4J 
Carver, c]iiery, "41 

Cliampliii, iiute, -37 f-37 

Cliarlfcjtown tieiiealojrief ar.d Estates, notice, 
Ciiarlfstown Ciiurcli llecord.?, 01, Wi, 2i7 
Cliec'ver f.iniil^. note, 90 
Chester, nr,(e,'>jl 

Clarke, William, note, 34 G ; Samuel, note, 420 
Collii^, note, "iO 
Connor, 1 ini.)thy, note, ">5 
Corey, Jiote. S-u' 
Ciawford, note, 230 
CroxAird, noti-, 2!0 
Croiuwf'll, Oliver, letter of, 33S 
Cutler, Samuel, journal ot, iZ, 1S4, 305, 205 

Dalliber, note, Ol ' | 

iJuiia, -luerv. :'.4j i 

l.>arii3;o;ith^(M:ij<.) llfcords. 20 
Dav. liji-jrl, '(Ue/y. >.>'i, '.»■;, 23.^ j 

LVatiia (eurreut)'. i-'J, -'.V.t, 37-'. 445 | 

I)eCojta'* paper ou Weymouth aiul I'ophain, j 

note , 4V5 ' I 

Dood.^i, Gorges and ^lason to Thomu* ('am- 

mock, ai; early deeds in jJoston. 1>1 
Dennison, note, '.»> 
Dictionary of ^'etv iiamp.ibire Biography, 

notice, -'37 
Dioduti G'-ncaligy supplement. "■:.'} 
DUcoverv of Xoftii Amenta by John Cabot 

(I4y7),'3>l 
Dixuell, query, 93 
IJuun, note, 00 
Durham (X. II.) Church Kecordi, 133 

East Ciieshirc, note, 91 

Kmerson, query, 421 

llmery, note, 34," 

F.migianfs from .Scotland, rote, 238 

Lrrata, 37-', 4:3, 4.VJ 

Ks-ex Counrv Court paper.', documents and 

abstrai.-t-' fr'om. ;.(. 'J3, jio, 341, o45, 4o7 
Ku-;is genealogy. 2'j4 
E*flyii. \V;i!iam, 'juery, 22G 
Faueull family, note. 'j:{ 
Farmer's I'elkiiap. note, 241 
Fine Arts lii North America, 3U3 
Flint, qi'.' ry, '.«) 
Foigtr, I'et'er, Muery, 238 
Forte, query, 423 
Fost»r, <iuery, 23-5; note, 422 
Fo.\<;, Luke, journal, 411 
Furl.jiii, note, 92 

Gardiner'.j Island, note, 339 
Gat...-, note. 311 
0';ii'alo;.'ies — 

Caiii[Jj>-li, 275 

.Dloil-itl, 2-J9 

Furifis, 2Ij4 

itavncs 310 

Li'dii.urd. 'M} 

I'l'iiliailow, 28 

Pi-rrin, 17>j 

Shepard, 3.32 

Waile. !><{< 

Wh pp'p. 4f.3 

W.,.. ll>.itls.'e. 2>? 
Gfcneu!")gi._.< in pre;i.irnt:on— 

Adams, :ii.i; Allen, ct.f. r, Oct. 1S72; An- 
diev.'j, XXV. I'.'.;; Angel, oier, Jan. 1^0'J; 



GencnlogiH? in p-epnrafion — 

.■\iitliofv, \\.\i, --'.jl: Averv. corcr, Jaly, 
l.^ro: A-itell.242 

H:igg. .\x\ i. S3: I5akr-r. 427; Harlow, cow 
July, l^;0; iJarr.'tt. i-or. July, 1>7<j: Hon- 
son, CO/'. July, l^^0; J5iiigliain.2i-' : lilake, 
'-'42: ISoardman, tfoiv July. l">ru: IJrecken- 
ridge, 427: IJruee. 427; Uulke'ey, .\.vvi:. 
l'.»0; x.xi.K. 3J1 : llurleigh or Uurley, 427; 
Biishn.'U, x.Mvii. l-iO. 

Cabell. 427; Cakf. xxvi.43.?: Campbell, 242; 
xxxi 220; Carrir.gton.427; Cautlman,97; 
Chandler, CfC. July. 1^70; Chester, xxxi. 
42'.»: Chidsey,97: Christian. 427; Church- 
man, 97: Ci'aike, c<->!-. l»i'',»: Cl<-:'vcland, 
xxxi. 2-0: Conai't, ".>7; Coi!;:*. i.'y-. -Nj'ri!, 
1?74: .\\x. 43'.': xxxi. 3:4. (.rn^rie, '.'7; 
Crane, xwiii. 170; CritteiuKMi, 127: Cur- 
tis, c^c. Oct. l^OJ; Cutter. O'C. Jaiy. ls;0. 

Danforth, 445; !i;'.ven|)ort, xxxi. 2'.::!: Deu- 
nJsor., C'li', July, lS7o; L>oJj:e, 212, 313; 
rioiii;las, 242: xxx. 404; xx:;t. -'20. 

Fdes.-lxiv. 42.1. 

Fitch, xxvi. 434; Fletcher, xxviii. 470: 
Flournev, 427: Fh^vd, 427; Foster, 97; 
Fuller, !:oi: Oct. HO.i. 

Garliind,427; (jilmer, 427; GrisvoM, xxvli. 

3 'Mi 

liack, 243; Hab-. xxix. tO.'; Hin.ed, 97; 
Tla-.t, 427;' xxviii. 470; ll:v.ry, '.C, !-7; 
Ilepbiim, 97; £ierri.:k, xwii. 421, II. li, 
XXX. 110; l.'oes. 24;.; flovt. rov. Julv, 
1^70; Hubbell, 427: Hull, <■>('. 0.;t. 'i-O'j; 
Huniphiey.s, co;-. July, 1>70: lluutinirtnn, 
xxvii. l'J3: liuuton or Uuutoou. 'Vf. Utt. 
ISlV.t 
.Tohnston. 427 
Knowlton, :<li5 

Lath.:-op, xxvii.317; Lf ffing^ell,xxvii.3b"; 
J.ewis. 427; Liiiibrid;;-*-, xxxi. 22j: Lord, 
97 ; Lothrop, Xivii. 317; Lucas, ^ov. July, 
ls70 
McCullagh. 97; JIcDouell. 427; ifalio.i. Or; 
Mann. 427; Jlare}-, cov. Jalv aud Oct. 
1S0.»; Martin, xxvi'i.422; xxviii. 91; ilayc, 
427 ; Montgomery. "j7 
Xeill, XXV. 2'.ii): Noble, xxx. 23-S 
Odell, xxix, 2o3 

Page, cor. July. 1>70: Paine, 243; Farbim, 
346 : I'earce, 'J7 ; I'eirce. 97 ; Ojc. Jan. ifVJ ; 
April. Is70; I'lnn. xxxi. 430: I'erh.tni, 
340; Peiroe, 97; I'latt. 4-7; l'ort»r, 4'H; 
Preble, cov. .April, Is-'.'.'; Prentice or 
I'rcntiiS, xxviii. 2'j7 ; Pre.-ton, 427 
Raw.son. or. Jan. 1573; P.eeii. 427: nid.lell, 
or Itiddle, xxxi. 223: Kidiey, x.vxi. 223; 
Ridlon, xxxi. 223; Kives,4-7: iri.binscn, 
cov ,Ian. 1S09: liodenbough, 97; Koot, 
cov. Julv and <,)ct. IsO'J 
Sanford. C'/f. Ju!v, l>ro; Scddon, 427; Sel- 
den. '.'!i; .■^heweil, 97; ;;'niuMing,c<^.r. Jan. 
1?<J9; Spooner, CO'-. Jmv, liro; xxx. Io7; 
S<)Uire, 427; ^Meven-,, cor. July and Oct. 
1.-09; :^tevenson, xxviii. 320: ."jtickney, 
cr.r. Jan. l.vVj; Stiff, x.vx. 1 -7 : Stimioa, 
xxviii. 329 
Talcott, xxx. 104; Thsirston, 9-?; Ju!/ aad 

Oct. 1>0'J: Tucker, 243 
Vcn.".ble, 427 

V/ad.lingtou, 4. '7; Wakefield, cof. July, 
ls7o; Walklev, 9S: Wa)'.. r. xxx. 107; 
Uatkins, 427;' \ratt:!. 427; WtJii.a;!. cor. 
Julv, l,'^70; Wentworth. cr. Jan. l-.l'.i; 
Wtiitney, cov. July, 1-7'). xx, ili. I'.O; 
^Vi!der, 3li'.; or. Oct. 1^70; Wiuslow 
427; Witbiuirton, xxx. 2 JO 
Oilman iJible. record. 424 
(Jloria iJei Church, Pliil.idelpliia, 90 
Gosnold and Pring (IOO-J-3), paper oil, 76 
Grafton, r|ii<iy. 2 ..^ 
fircen.'. Nathaniel. m»'moir, 373 
Grenawiiy, .J'.lin. deedi of, 5-J 
Grindall.'note, '.«t 
Criiwold, j\s:. Alallhcw, note, (?; 



Tl 



Uena-cd Index, 



Il..in<?^, iioto. UH 

ii.W.COjk. D'ltc, '.'0 

Hai->:vrii Colii-fie, nou, ;W; Ora'3uato> of (liW:- 

Jiullii'.w;\v, iiutc. '.'J, i'-'.u 

l!tii<li.i'.\". .lo.-liuii. letters of, '-i'-'S 

iiiiU :iuif. :i41 

);ilioii, .Nij- (.•!!, will of, o'> 

li'-tori'.Ml sociftie-", proorcuinr* of— 
IKhnviin.-. iDi". •;4.i. 4-,".>; M;uiii-, '.'A^; ycvr 
i-n^'I.-nul Ui-torio, (i-ii":i;')i;ic;ii, Hf;, Ji:'., ;^io, 
4.S; Ai'vv Jt!>ey, -.'44; .Nc-w 1-0ihU>ii County, 
•^+-i ; Newi^oit, 'iw; Oil i.oloiiv, JiU, •i.i'^; 
J;iiO(li' l.-laud, 100, H:',, ;;}■?, 1^'J; Virginia, 
245, 4,'U 

liuiiiig', note, ;V>.) 

,T;i liru Aifair*, CI 
liKliuii li'.i.i'i.Li^-T, 4.";0; note, i-3 
J;<i?i.T-oiI i';.iisily, oi 
ia-i.i-ijiiioii! — 
jv;;';;.-!i.iry, \iZO 

l.-'>U, J-'l\V:i!-Cl, note, oi".' 

Trt. k-:ci'., note. 4jO 

0>:tt;i ■? 3i.;iiu<i'ri[its', tix list:?, 81, 15C, 012 

J-.) lath 10. >liip, io? 

u'LHll'lial,- — 

.MHiu-.c-l Ciulpf, it, ISl; Luke loxt, 411 
Joy, liov!;, .j4l 

Ktvu, Xathan C.. mt^riioir of, llliS 
liiiiiJAili, lioii.-, :j40 
Kiinlceiiy, note, 'jT 
Kln>f^bll^y iiiSL-riptioiii, 2'W 

Lafuvette. note, ."il 

J.ah;}i';oii K.coi.l, 4J:! 

l.fo;i:!'l, ni>tf, ■-'.,:»; IJil'lo rpcorrl, -jro 

Ltuiojitair tiuia and Otti.'r Crtc-k, i^.3 

Lcittrs — 

Ofiver C."omwel! (lir>r,), Z-)S 

.Io-!iu;i Htii-li.iw (IT'i)). -ii^ 

Kx(.vrii-i!ee .M;i;. law H7'i6;. VM 

Joiiii I'l .'lialiow (.i'-'-i). -il, v:-' ; (17i;), 23, 25 ; 
(!:->), :;7 

Fiu: ciic.-:>;i;-il '■174G), .55 

,-Vi I'-.r i;i.;Uuritsoii ; loC-*.'), 4"iJ 

S>. ^.^■i::.•oL '!;.•-';:», 2.j, 2o 
Li.'n;.'<.'IIjtt , iii.te. "40 
L Mij. i-r.i low i:Hcor«.l5, f.;. IT'i 302, 400 
l.o- :-.i_''.< Cyc!jj>.i<hrt, jiote, ;y9 
Lin 1 \',f II, iii.ti-, >■• 
Lyne, l.'oun., it '.-cords, 82 

Jh'.iiu, ii'ier-.-. 2>0 

J!.:i-..::iU.:W. i 

3i:.rii;i::f« ui yex K'>~l&'.i'J pr-oijle in P!ii!ad(-I- i 

5':.r-i:.i'l ftoJe, 34:5 | 

3f;i-<.i'-i!u>tn.'- lJiogr.?i):iivP.l Dictionary, notice-, i 

M:»--ac !i:?»:tt'- Rf-COrii-, nii*-ing %OlUL'ici of, 'Si j 
JlHtl,-.r. lii.-rta-t. '.lOn.-, v:,.', -1:0 

>1:i>:m-«-. ;-,X{.»-rieni'-, !<-t;»r t.f. !'.! I 

yi:' arf., l'iia'i«i..-(!;, in.-i.'i;f-jry of t-^taie, 3C3 I 

yi-;;...,. .ju-^i-y, -.'i-j • 

'>!• lufH-:-' <»t't.'i»- >■"■•%■ Kii'jiunil IliitO'-ic. Gtnca- ! 

!i»i.'i'-:ii aooicty. ol.'liu.iriei of. (.■set: Xecroto- , 

.N;irli:!iiit.'I <Jri im.'. .'Jr-O 

^:lt:•;,n «;. K-^p lii 

l-.i.l.a:i>i-.v Kau'ilv, ."i 

W. l.-iia Kon-li. :,(•., \:,i, 2:1, 3?9 

U I.liiJii fl. 'i\J^^•^l^^, ;» 

ll'-iiry \\ ji-on, -J'ii 
MI' •; iM X t .,'iii;y lii-t )ry, ij'vt'-, '.'41 ' 

>I"n:«, Koljtrt. liol-.-, :!(; 
iiurruy, not-.-, 2.,i 



Necrolopies of Uio Ne;? Eiigl.".nd liistoiic, 
G'.>Ui.'a!oirifiil V'u's'k f V — 
Alvin Atiaii!,-. l..'," 
John 0. .\.il!i')nv, 104 
.'o.-o|i!i ItaKM''.. •-)■ 
Bcnjo'iilu v.. ];.it' t. 2ji 
JcUi! l'.i-:<low, j^o 
iiobert I'.oltou, v:.'i2 
Tiii-ii'.a- I'.radlee, ;;.'i5 
E.lw.ii.l l'..-o'.Us,.".V! 
U :!'iln(i- fliilson. v."-*? 
>\'iii-.:'.T. f.'ii.liiiiL-, :iJ2 
Denjariin li. iJavi», J04 
UcOi-'c 1. Davi;, 103 
Jo.-iau iMn! an>, 102 
Georgi; \V. (joidon. 250 
lli'iiv r>. (wovfs, OjtJ 
K.Hvin ll;.ll,..-i! 
J^avi'i Ha!n!.l-ii. iH 
Geor:.'f Ci. H.;;':/ooi. .354 
I'ctcr liai Vfv, I'.ji 
Jarvis M. Match. I'V; 
Ltarnrd I (..■Lard, 4.;! 
Bc-iijanda V. l!iint.4:'.0 
Jurud r. Kirtlaiid. .'i5o 
Inci'ta.-e A. i.aijliain, 101 
Wiiiiaiu .^I. f.atiirop, 24(5 
?iU-.- X. Martin, i<5 
Jol'-i. .M'.\\;ii.-lcr, 2i7 

KdMai-d J'. JI:<(.1A.-. ...'ii 

Ci^HMvtr X('«!ia!l. 4C0 

Jlartyn I'aiiii-, :i5.' 

AVilii'aui .f . i'tabi'dv, 249 

Davi<i II. IVaso, -'4'.> 

Saiaiiei !I. JliUi'a-i, iVi 

Uaai''! A. lloj^eri. -,46 

LoreiuD .>a'.)ine, 4;!2 

^alllal^i'-l li. ijlmitleff, .350 

Asa D. .-^niith, 4:;2 

Loiii.j A. Tl.i'-is, :;31 

Squill. |v C. Tliv^iii^. IDS 

I'iiiio'.^l. Tl-ov.-I.ridg..-, lOr 

Samuel [I. W:;l!ty, 4.;4 

Hfnry V. \\'ai'.i. ;.ij 

"Sv'iliiaiii E. Wan i:u, :o.3 

Thoaiis il. ^V)iimi_v, :;5o 

Jo'.a>. K. Wi.L'jiii, :;4',' 

Otis \VilLor,'J'>i 

Tlioina.-r 'W'ri.dir. 250 
Neill's History of ilmueioca, note, 421 
Xevcrs, noto, ■"42 
N--.vbury; toivn rsite of. 15(5 
New Kiiglaiid ilistonc, tjc-nea'osriral ^^-T.acty, 
Pre.-id>-nt WiidtrS .innu.'».l uJoi t--. r;7; tn- 
croloj,':c< of, 101, ■_'i'>, ;;4J, 4-iO ; pro<-ct iiiij;^ of, 
US, 2d.„ :'.4>;, 4j.-> 
'Smv^ iliU'latid jnarria^e-! in I'hi'.ad^-lphia, iVi 
Nir.o J'artners, query, :;J0; note, 4-4 
IS'ortii Aiueiica, d;a<:ovi.Ty of, by Jehu Cabot, 

SSI 
Xotes and Queries, S5, 2?0, :US 420 
rsotes on John Adams of Iiova Scotia ead 

li'j^tou, !:/; 
Xoye-?, note, 345 



awl A'c- 



Obtiuary Xoticej. (See Biogr'iphl-:i 

Old times, 311 

Pacy, notf, 3''.5 

PaiArs rtlatinij to estate of Joha Sol."rl, W'eu- 

La 1.1,7.; 
Palmer, Kdward, projocior of ^H scijool of 

Fine Arts. ;;;'> 
Par!;er-- in Aii)>-rica, -"V ; note. 242 
Pass( iiijf-'-s ai.d VcsslIs to Aincri<.a, 4';7 
Peare;-, .Jaiuc-. 34 
P«-iiliall'>'.\ t.iiiiilv jni-ruoir, 2S 
PtnlialloM iiaper's, -1 
J'enii, noti-, 'Jl 

I'.-rrin ;.'.'ni.al(»'4-y, 17'» ; iniery, 421 
piiiilij.-. ijU'-iy, ~\'> 
Pic-ff. ijiitryi ■-' ;« . wui'.. 42) 
I'utt.'-LaoullJ, lirsi brick liuutic lu, 341 



General Index. 



VIl 



rrison f^lap; iin.l the OU M;!! Pr^on, •>:, 3bi, 

ri'jctor KocorJ, i','3 

Q;ir("ri>i.t, < avlv, 4;;^ 

yuftics. {m-eXoUs and Qvcrics.) 

Rfccnt rublicalioii'. l-'O, -'j7,.v,'.>, -HI 
JiCM.-or.ls lit" tiie liONion Coiii'iii;rt-t> of Corres- 

poiKU-nrc, Iii#;->ootioi\ Jiml i>iULiv, 4i 
Eiconlr— L'liarli-town 1 '.-it Clnu-c'i. fd, 100, 
•-*>r : Durtru'iutli, birf'.s, ii\urriiip:t'3 auil 
dcailis, u'O; i)i!'-lmra (X. H.) ClMuih, VSA ; 
KsNt-x to., r*,'.'';; Li"n,7iiitado\v, taiuilies, i">7, I 
376, .)ii-.', 40o; Lyme ((.V.:in. ),*■-' ; >tiatii:irn j 
(X. li.),^::: i Suil'jlk. Co. ITubatc, i5. i-:!, JJr, 

Kecord Society for the Publicatiou cf Original | 

I)OCUlUC!lt>, llOtl'i 'i.o I 

JieH-.iri'iifii in Knjrl'iinl, note, 3;V.) . j 

Ki-I;a!cl, I'uul, letter of, w j 

Ki'.iu;rd.-jn, -Aiuoi, ruiiry, -Ml; ii'tter, AZ'i i 

l{og--is, .loiin, letter oi', L'-IO 1 

itotcl!, ^V'lUan'. Autubiograpbkal M'lnoLrof, I 
o;s l?!.v:i, o-*U 

Si.v£cnt, note, 3-11 

.Savjirv-, tiuery. vl') 

Sl.wvtT, <;uory, t'O 

Searcl! lor tl.e >'ortU-Wv>t Passnse, ^11 

.Soldon, quory, sS 

Slllal: \VUi:ti.d, ''4- 

Pooicii Ui>\\ JniTdigratioti, H\, 425 

.Si>uko--i>c-aro in Xe'.v K'lj^laud, Oi 

S!i'-!>;i;-i! geucalojy, :.',j.' 

F-l.i ppurd, Joauiiii, note, -oS 

fcliii) Dolpbin, note, "Jl 

Solart. John, e;t:ire of, 73 

Sijr.i;:ije, note, Z'6't 

jitan.p Act riot, account of, 'jfiS 

St"Vtus l'a!ni!>. 33 ; query, .'l 

Stone, nnery,'y40 

Stojv (Ma^i.) tov.-n rate, SI 

Strarl.ani (X. H.) 'loaths, IS 

Sweet^er, query, 235 

SWfcte, note, 4:^0 



Suilolh Co. Trob-ite Files, ub.-tn'ct.- of, 55, 181, 

Taxes under Gov. Andros, SI, i."*"', iV,, 312 
Tluii.-!on. rnKvy, >'.', 'JO 
ToiiipiA.i. jienjaiiiiu, i|'nry. j.N 
Tow.! Itceords. (.-^ee J!o:'"rif.<.) 
Tovni', William 1!.. iiicin...Lr ui", 
'J'raurieiu resideias of ISojlou, l'41 
Tieadwell, note, tC 

Ulster, lii.=tory of plantation of, SO 

Vir{.'inia colonial currency, note. C.> 

\'irj;i)!:a history. 344 

V<'\:>joot" tile Jonathan toX'' \v EiiL'Iaud CIo3D), 

ior 

AV:-«iN- Gcnealo^v, !>.? 

Wasliinxtoii i.-euealogy, note, 2.'^ 

Wiiiiiiii'T, noie. :h1 

WcM, ):ote,4-,'4 

Wt.iitwurth iifnt-:'.lo£ry, note, Qii 

Whijiplf :;;'noalojrv. lO.j 

V>'tiit:iiiiorc' anii Wbittniore fiunily, "TO 

AVibird fiunily. 30 

Wibiains arm>, motto of S^ 

■\Viils :ii.d Oilier [i-'jbate reo;d ab-t.-ac's — 
.l!ur.iiihr(.y .•\ tbertcn, 1'.'7 ; Tiionia.- Car.;- 
liiock, 6",': .John (ire'ruvuv. 55; Xowi!! jhl- 
ton, 40;' Tho.i,.i> McCarty, "O-. ; VViMiaui 
rRTC<-, 31U: K'hvard Sliena'rd. 3u'.;; ,To!in So- 
bat. 7;;: 'lartiu Strbbi'ns, 317 : Xaihau'el 
\V;ib.i.3-..'l 

Wibon Henry, ni<^moir of C'l'l 

A\'inrii-iiC-aiikee ,louiti.il, L'i;7 

AVin<hi\v, note, '.<\, 4-'5 

Witc'cr.ift. query. :M'J 

Woodbrid^i' geriOaiO;,'y, 202: note, 342, 4il 

Woieott *amily. >>.' 

AVorciTter, note, 422 

Wyat, note, 340 

Yfinkte ijrlvateor^n-.an in pri-ou in England 
(1777-7 i»), 70, I1J.5, ;.'-0 



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SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF WILLI.UI J3. TOW.^Ol, A.:>I. 

B7 John ^y.^.KD Ur.A:;. A.M., of Iio!:toa, Mass. 

WILLTA:^! BLAXCHAPvD TO^^'XE, an efficient officer in 
tlie Xcw Enr:!r:.nd Historic, Gencaiogical Socl-jiy, iiii'l the 
founder of the " Towne ^Memorial FiukI,"' was born in Bow, N. H., 
Moridoy, October 12, 18 jO. He v.as the eldest, of ten chiidic;). of 
Jonat])an Townc, of whom a biogrnphical sketch lias been printed 
in the IIegistek (ante, xxix. 32G) ; and was dc-icended in the sev- 
enth generation from Tv'iJiiam Tovvno, of Yarraouth, in Xcrfolk, 
England, v.ho emigrated to tliis country, and after a short residence 
in Salem, ^lass., ren'.ove'l to Topsfielu. A.here he died about 1612. 
A geiicalogieal record of this fiinily, by the subject of this sketch, 
has been printed in this ])eriodical. 

His motlicr, Clarissa Hoyt. daughter of Cant. John Hoyt, whose 
ancestry will be found in David W. Hoyt's generdogy of that family 
(see p. 83 of thai work), is still living, in the eighty-eighth year of 
her age. She is a woman of romaikable vigor cf body ar.d mind. 
One, Avho remembers iier In her prime, v/rites : " She had ntri a 
peer within my knowledge." 

"William began to attend school at the age of five years, and rit- 
tended it till he was twelve. He tlien rcmaiiicti at home, assi.-:ting on 
the farm during the summer and goiiig to school during the v.'inter 
months ; till he v>-as fifteen. 

T\'licn he v.-as about twelve vears old, he began to have a strong 
desire to strike out for himself and depend upon his own efforts to 
maintain hiujiclf AVhcn told uy his father that a boy of his age 
could not g*:t a living among strangers, he replied, " If you will let 
rac try, I Avill never call ou home for assistaDce to the \aluc of a 
farthiug." The spidt of self-reliance and desire to try his fortune 
in tl»c Avorlvl increased as ho grew older, and he persuaded nis 
mother to use her influence with his father to obtain permission 
to make a trial. At length his wi:-]i vras gratified. ^\'hcn he 
v:a3 tixtoen years old, Dr. Jo-itih Crosijy, of Concord, the family 
TCI., xrxii. 2 



10 WlUiamB. Towne, A.M. [Jan. 

plivirician, was ono day in Bow at. tlic Jiousc of Mr. Jonathan Towne, 
and expressed a wi?h to find a boy to take care of his horse and do 
errands for 31rs. McClary, with whom lie boarded. Mr. Towjie 
8aid he thouglit that his son WilHani wouUl suit, and arrangenientti 
were acoordinLfly made for the doctor to take him l)ome on his next 
visit. As Dr. Crosby did not visit, the family the next day, the boy 
became impatient ; and packing his bundk^, he started on foot for 
Concord, four miles distant. The day of his leaving home he has 
liimself recorded aa the 20th of yVpril, 1S27. It is proi>able tliat 
he went on trial to this ])lacc ; lor he records, in l(S3i, that a snp- 
posed residence of a fortnight in Concord had then been prolonged to 
eeven years. One motive which attracted him to this place was no 
doubt the opportunity which it :ilrbrd-jd for medical advice, for he 
states that he was then seriously atVected witii a lung complaint which 
hrd preyed upon him, till at times it was with difljculty that he 
could sit up all day, and this continually growing upon him, il was 
thought he needed the care and direction of a physician. The change 
of situation and medical advice had a beneficial cilcct, for he says : 
" The germ of hcalih soon made its appearance in the feeble consti- 
tution, and continued to spread till it pervaded the whole system." 
The lion. Moses T. Wi.Iiard, M.D., of Concord, whose acquaint- 
ance with. !Mr. Towne dates from their boyhood, furnishes me with 
some facts, obtained from his ov.n lips, concerning his early days in 
Concord, as follows : 

Ills work beicg light, he had much leisure time, and a teacher of a pri- 
vate school, boardiug at the same house, obsernng thut he vras Lot inclined 
to play with the boys in the street, invited him to his school oue afrenioon. 
Instead of gazing around as most boys would have done, he opened a book 
ou natural pluiosophy, and became so interested that he did not raise his 
eyes from it till the school closed. This was the stepping stone to his 
future usefulness. The teacher, thinking him a remarkable boy, furnished 
him with books and gave him tuition. The father called occasionally to 
see his sou. well pleased that he was prospering so well. At the eud of 
many Dtonihs his vvfrdrubc was in need of being replenished; but ha per- 
Bistentiv refused to accept assistance from home. 

According to his mother'^ recollection, however, he did accept 
articles of cioihing which vrcre sent him iVom home while he was 
with Dr. Crosby. This may have been after he had made sure of 
being able to maintain himself; for Dr. A\'illard writes : 

1 remember that he told me that his father at one time brought him a 
pair of shoes, which he refiisod to accept. "When his father said, " You 
will need them, and they were pu»'j)05ely made for you," he replied, " Wtll, 
I don't want thorn." Ills fatlier then said, " If you will not take them, 
I will give them to this boy ;" and he did give them to a boy standuii,' by- 
"When Mr. Towne told me this story, he gave as a rca'^ou why ho rt-tused 
tliem, that \\>s wi-^a-jd to give his h.^po of gutting his own living u fair trial. 



1878,] William L\ Toioie, A.Jf. 11 

Ila spent two years In this situation, attemlinc: scliool ciglit monllis 
tlie first year ami ten niontlis the .-ccond. He expresses in his diary 
gra'iliude ior the i'riojids who cinruuuded him " on every side," aiul 
states that he improved liis tinic '' ti> as good advantaire as youth 
usually spend this precious season, but not so well as it niiaht and 
slioaM liavc been." 

He had now arrived at a period when it became )icces?ary to select 
some occupation for lite. His own pret'erence was lor the jtrinting 
business, but his lather did not ajija-ovc of this choice, and he con- 
cluded to try a mercantile life. In April, 162'J, in his nineteenth 
ycru ., he entered the dry-goods and grocery store of "\Mlliani "West, 
as a clerk, where he continued two years or more. He was next 
employed, in the sununer of 18e^j2, in the store of John Leach. The 
ensuing autumn he took charge of a store for ^Nathaniel II. Osgood 
& Co., with which firm ho remained one year. From the iall of 
1833 to the spring of 1834, he was in the employ of ISauuiel Evans. 
Or the first of April of the latter year, he engaged with Haniel 
Carr, and went hnmediately to Boston to purchase goods for hi? 
employer, spending eleven days in tliat city. During his stay there 
1)C took particular care to visit the prominent landmarks connected 
■with the events of Avhich he had read. 

On the. 14th of April, 1834, after his return from the trip lo 
Boston, he commenced a dii'.ry, Avhich he kejit for a little over four 
years, the last entry being November 30, 183S. It is still pre.-^crv- 
cd, and Us two po;t-octavo volumes show the "writers characteristics, 
reatness and method. He prefaces this diary with an account of 
his ancestry and a sketch of his life to that time. Veiy little is 
afterwards recorded of his business, and nothing concerning it after 
he had taken up his residence in Boston. The diary is chielly de- 
voted to the sermons and lectures he heard, and what he saw in a 
fev/ journeys which he made, some of which were visits to his 
parents, Mhile others no doubt were business trips. His entries 
ehow a strong de-ire for self-improvement and spiritual culture, and 
a fear that he had failed in doing his whole duty. There are some 
notices of and reflections on his reading, and an early reference to Ins 
study of ^.lason on '* Self-Knowledge." 

It seems from the diary, that in 1831 he 1,/egan to have decided 
religious impressions, and on Sunday, January 1, 1832, he j->ined 
the First Congregational Church in Concord, the pastor of which 
was his life-long friend, the now venerable llev. Nathaniel Bouton, 
D.U. Dr. Bouton writes me that he remembers Mr. Towne as 
"an amiable, olilignng, courteous and very intelligent young man." 
In the summer of lb'd'2 he began a ealjbath school in a sectiMU of 
the tov.-n called the " Colony." In a letter to his fatlier dated No- 
vember 1, 1832, he gives this account of the sabbath school : 
" "^fhrre are ^ix funihes and aljout twenty-eight cliikhi n, and iiUt 
one of the fathers of the children could read at the commencement 



12 William B, Townc, A3L [Jan. 

of the seapon, and though the Ecliool hns closc-d for this season, I go 
up cvfi'v sabbath morn and teach tliom to read, nnd two of tiic men 
have learned to read quite well." The sabhath school was soon 
rci'iiencd ot tlic "'Colony,'' and was kept ihrongh the winter, lie 
•then cou'.meuced one on the " Iloj.tkinton road." A1 bile vrith Air. 
Evans he had '" a class of boys ten years of age," probably in the 
sabbath school connected with Dr. Bouton's church. 

His diary shows that he early took a decided stand in the temper- 
ance and anti-.-lavery causes, wliich were then beginning to agitate 
the community. We have proof that on one occasion he refused to 
accept a desirable situation till he \v;is assured that his employers did 
not intend to keep ardent spirits for sale. 

He remained with Mr. Carr but iur a few inonths, and on the 
2ith of July, 183-i, he left Concord for Boston, «.vhere he soon 
found employmrnt as a clerk, and five days afterwards returned to 
Concord to settle his affairs. After spending about a fortnight t!)Ci-e, 
on the loth of August he bade fare'.vell to his friends in C'oi.cord 
and took up h.is residence in Boston. 

For a year or two after his arri\al in Boston, he was employed a? 
a clerk, and during this time he gained a reputation for honesry and 
ability. Having accumulated a few thousands of dollars, he became 
a partner hi the house in which lie had been clerk, the new lirm be- 
ing Bowker, Tov/ne & Co. He was afterwards a memb-er of Ti\e 
firms of Kccgan, Towne & "Waldo : Towne, AValdo & Co. ; and 
Towne, Hunt & Co. His partners in these firms were severally 
Joel Bowker. Jr., George P. Hay ward, Augustine P. Kimball, 
Patrick Kcegan, Charles F. AValdo, Austin Snmner, Francis A. 
Hunt, Sanuiel Hathaway and ^Vellicgton L. C Hunt. About the 
year 1^52, he became connected with the firm of James M. Beebe 
& Co., where he lield the position of confidential clerk and adjuster 
of losses till the year 1SG5. 

On the 16th of June, 1812, he married ^liss Xancy French Hill, 
daughter of Jeremiah Hill, a commission merchant in Boston. She 
was born X(;v. 2G, IS 17, and vras the seventh generation in de-:cent 
from Ralph Hill, an early inhabitant of Billerica, Mass. For a 
short time they boarded with Ins wife's father at 48 Chambers Street, 
and then removed to 71 Temple Street, where he resided a few 
years. About the year 184G he removed to Brooklinc, Mass. Here 
his wife died, IMay 3, 18.'>8, at the age of forty. 

He was chosen assessor of Brooicline in 18G3, and held the posi- 
tion five years. For a time he was a trial justice for that district, 
and conscientiously discharged the la,borious and difiicult duties of 
the office. He also held connnissions as justice of the peace for 
Sufiolk and Norfolk counties. 

On the 2'^rh of ^Marcb, 18GG, having a respite from business, 
he sailed for Europe, and after making a t'jiir of about four m miiiIis 
in the land of his anccscors and on the continent of Europe, he re- 



1878,] Killiam B. To^.me, ^.J/". 13 

turiiCil to Boston in July of that year. On the 23d of April, 
18G7, he was mnnietl at AVashington, D. C, Ijy the Kcv. Cliavlcs 
11. I'oynton, D.D., cliaplain of the U. S. lJ.ou;e of Keprccfentative?, 
to I\Hs3 Jennie S. l.^utnani, daughter of Daniel Putnam, of MiliorJ, 
and sister of tlie ^vIfe of the Hon. ]5ainljridi:c AVadlcigh. He then 
removed to the village of Milford, X. II., the estate \vhich he 
purcliased being about a half a mile distant from the family home- 
stead, where liis parents then resided, and where both his father and 
jrrfiudfafher weio born. lie eonrinued to reside in Milford rill his 
death, Avhich took place at the residence of his son, at Janiaiea 
Plahi, Br.'Ston, Mass., April 10, 187(3, at the age of sixty-five-. 
He has left a widow, who, during their nine years of wedded life, 
did much to lighten his cares and encoTU-age him in his literary and 
other labors ; and three sons, all members of the legal profession, 
namely, AVilliam lleni-y of Boston, and Charles Edward and Arthur 
French (a life member of the X. E. II. G. Soc.) of Chicago. 

On the 15th of September, 1852, he became ? member of th.e Xe\v' 
England Historic, Genealogical Society. In an introduction to his 
genealogy of the 'J.'owne famil}-, which he left in manuscript, he 
states that his researches into family history commenced in 1827, 
when he was a lad at school ; and in 183-1, he prefixes to his diary 
a record of his ancestors, running back four generations to his qua- 
trayle, or great-g)-eat-grandfather, Joseph Towne, living in Topsfield, 
1681. In obtaining the facts recurded, he no duubt received a^-sist- 
ance from John Farmer, the father of American genealogy, Avho 
was then a resident of Concord, and with whom ~Sh. Towne, as he 
notes in his diary, became acquainted in 1832, two years before 
this record was made. In 1811 he had prepared an extensive gene- 
alogy of the name of Towne, to which he continued to add till his 
death. About 1852 he had printed for private distribution a large 
genealogical chart, giving a record of the families of ail his ances- 
tors bearing the surname Towne, and ending with that of his own 
family. In 180G he commenced printing in the IJegistf.r (xx. 
3G7-7] ; xxi. 12-22, 217-22) a full genealogy of the Townes ; 
but the publication was suspended before the completion of the fourth 
generation. The remainder of the work is preserved in manuscript, 
and is now deposited with the Xew Em,dand Historic, Genealoirical 
oociety. 

From 13GT to 1871, ho held the office of treasurer of this socie- 
ty, and was chairman of the finance committee after that date. In 
January, 1875, ho was elected vicc-j)resident for the state of Xcw 
Hampshire, as the successor of the Hon. Ira Perley, LL.D., and 
held the office till hi.s death. He was a director of the society from 
18G1, and a mcmlier of the publishing committee from lviG5. For 
nine years, from October, 1805, to October, 1874, he was chair- 
man and trea~^tn-or of the IIcL'istor Club, and conducrcd giatuitoiisly 
.the business allairs of the Kkcisim:!:. In 1871, when he rctiixd 

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14 WiUiam B. Toicne, A.M. [Jan. 

from the oiricc of treasurer cf the society, after ten ye:ir?' service, 
during ^vhioh lie had di.^characd the duties of the ofiice with i:re;it 
ability and iidelity, and without componsalion, and liad rendered 
other important services, he was invited by the society to sit for Ids 
})0rtrait, as a tci^timonlal of its appreciation of wliat lie liad done 
foe it. This jiortiuit now hangs in the society's hall. 

He was an eilicient aid to tiie Hon. ]\lra-sh;ill P. Wilder, ), resident 
of the society, when he solicited and obtained donations for the 
purchase and refitting of the Society's House, and the endowment 
of a fund for the support of a librarian. The exertions of these 
gentlemen, witli occasional a-sistance from the late Hon. George B. 
Upton and the Hon. John Cuminings, were crowned with v.-under- 
fiil success, upwards of fifty-five thousand dollars being raised for 
these objects. In ISiJrl ]\lr. Towne established the Towne ]\lcmo- 
rial Fund, by his own donations, which fund now amounts to over 
four thousand dollars. The income derived from this fund i? to be 
expended in the jjublieation of memoirs of deceased members of 
the society. 

Besides the £rcnealogy of the Towne family, he wrote a " TTi.-rtoiy 
of the First Clmrch in Amherst," vrhich was printed, ia lt)74, in 
the volume containing the proceedings at tlie celebration of the one 
hundredth anniversary of' the dedication cf the congregationalist 
meeting-house in AmJicrst. lie made large collections for ilie his- 
tory of Mil ford, X. II., which are now deposited with this society. 
In'l'S72 Dartmouth College confen-ed on him the honorary degree 
of Master of Arts. 

jMr. Towne was also an influential member of the iSew Hamp- 
shire Historical Society. He was elected a member, June 8, 1^70, 
and was chosen on the standing committee, June 14, 1871 ; on the 
committee to solicit funds for the library, June 12, 1872 ; and on 
the publishing committee, June 9, 187,5. He was also a mejiibcv 
of other important committees. In 18G9 he paid one hundred dol- 
lars for rendering the society's building fire-proof, and a short time 
before his deatirsubscribcd "two hundred dollars for a fund to sup- 
port tlie library. He was also an active member of the HiIL-borough 
County Agricultural Society ; and at the time of his death he held 
the ofiice "of vice-president for Xew Hauipshu-e of the American 
Pomological Society. 

In religion he was a ti-initarian conL'regatlonalist, and, as before 
Etated, united witli the Rev. Dr. Boutons church at Concord, on the 
first sabbath in the year 1832. He was dismissed July 2, 1835, to 
the First Free CongregTatlonal Church in Boston, then recently or- 
ganized, of wliich the Ke\ . Charles Fitch was the first pastor. This 
church was of anti-slavery tendencies. It iiad a brief existence of 
less than a dozen years ; and it is not known that ?Jr. Towne united 
Bubsequently with any cln.rch, though he was a regular a!.tc:)(hint 
and communicant at the churclica of his denomination in jirooklinc, 



1878.] WlIHam B. Toivne, A.3L 15 

Muss. , ami ^rilfoid, X. IT. It has been intimated to mc, that like many 
anti-slavery men in that day, lie was not satisfied with the position 
of ihc chuichos in relation to slavery, on which question he took an 
cavly and decided stand, being its ardent and uneompromising oppo- 
nent. There is preserved by his family a manuscript volume in his 
Iiandwriting, recording the "Proceedings of the lioston Anti-Shivery 
Conference of Cluuch Members, organized in April, 1835," from 
April 2, 1835, to February 17, 183t.>. It docs not appear to be the 
Oliicial record. Throughout his diary his feelings on this subject 
are manifest. His friend, William Lloyd Garrison, Esq., the pio- 
neer in the anti-slavery movement, and its loader till its final tri- 
umpih, thns writes concerning ]Mr. Towue's position : 

He was au early subscriber to the Liberator, and remained siicli till the 
close of its existeuce, taking a warm interest in its support and circulation ; 
for several years voluntarily making an index for the same annually. While 
he soui^ht no conspiciiity in the anti-slavery cause, and was not a public 
speaker, he gave to that cause a zealous, })ersistcnt and generous su.>port, 
truly remembering those in bonds, as bound with them, and nobly doin? 
his jiart toward their emancipation. I hold his meu\ory in fragrant re- 
membrance. 

IJe took a deep interest in the cause of education, to which he 
devoted much study. As an evidence of his practical interest 
in it, it may be stated that several young men obtained from him 
the necessary funds to defray their expenses in college, he taking 
the risk of being repaid after their education was completed. Tie 
was always a warm supporter and advocate of the interests of the 
]\IiIford Free Public Library, of which he v/as appointed a trustee 
in 18Glb In 1870 he was chosen president of the board, and con- 
tinued to hold this office till 1874, wdien, his term of office having 
expired, he declined being again appointed a trustee. He enriched 
the library with many valuable contributions, and gave a great deal 
of time to the promotion of its interests. 

He represented Milfurd in the New Tlampsliire legislature for 
the years 1873 and 1874, and was an iniiuential member of the 
honse. 

On the 21?t of August, 1871, he was chosen associate and trus- 
tee of the ]Milf>rd Five Cents Savings Institution, and on the same 
day was appointed a member of the board of investment. He was 
elected president of the institution, September 10, 1872, and held 
the office till his death. He gave the institution the benefit of his 
best judgment in its management, and was always active in his 
efFc»rts to promote its interests. 

He was chosen a director of the Souhegan National Lank of Mil- 
ford, January i.1, J 872, and the same day was elected president, 
which office he held till his death, fiithfully performing its duties. 
On tiio 2(Jth of October, J 871, about three o'clock, masked robbers 
forced the cashier to open the vaults of the bank ; and bonds and 



16 Wilb'con B. Toirnc, A.M. [Jan. 

other Fccnritics to a l.arixc' anunint, tlic property of the bank and in- 
dividuals, Avcrc carried oU". ^Mr. 'J.'owuo was then in ^\e\v York, lie 
■\^as at oj\co notified of what had ha[»[)cned, and returning to ^lil- 
ford, lic immediately ioitituted vigorous proceedings to discover who 
the robbers were, and prevent the sale oi" the stolen securities. 
After months of" tantalizing labor and perplexing anxiety, during 
■which he displayed remarkable sagacity, coolness and daring, he 
was able on the iburth of January, 1875, to return to ]\[iHbrd with 
all the securities, except such as were negotiable by simjdc delivery, 
namely, the cash and government bonds, and a one-thousand dollar 
bond which was subsequently recovcr(?d. But the strain on his 
nerves was too great for one wiio had been in feeble health for seve- 
ral years, and it vras soon followed by nervous prostration, from 
which he suJfered till his death. 

C. S. Avcrill, Esq., of ■Milford, vice-president of the Souhegan 
National Bank, thus writes concerning ]\ir. Townc : 

As a citizen he wa5 liigldy esteemed for his probity and business energy, 
and for bis active support of whatever tended to promote the interests of 
the town and its educational progress. Ho took a lively interest in the 
scliooh, and actively supported every measiu'e for tlieir improvement, advo- 
cating a generous expenditure in their behalf as a true economy. He was 
respected by his fellow townsmen, and his loss lias been deeply felt by a 
large number who remember liim by the ma)iy courtesies v.hich he extended 
to them. 

Austin Sumner, Esq., one of his partners in business, furnishes 
the iollowinf{ facts coucernini;; his mercantile career : 

The writer was associated with Mr. Towne in the dry-goods business, 
under the firm of Towne. Waldo <L Co., in 18-13, '4 and 'b. At the expi- 
ration of the copartnership in December, IS 15, the firm dissolved, Mr. 
Towne at the time being vtry ill and anxious to retire from business. Dur- 
ing this period the amount of business would not compare at all with that 
of later years, and yet, with moderate expenses and a reasonable commis- 
sion on our sales, it k-ft a fair margin of net profits. Mr. Towne was very 
cautious in regard to credits, relying more on the real character of the pur- 
chaser than on his reputed capital, and was far more anxious to do a safe 
and moderate business than a large one with its additional risks. He took 
a lively interest in the welfare of the youn;^ men in our employ, which they 
were tiuick to perceive, and the result of which was umtually beneficial. 
Mr. Towne was not only a high toued business man, but a very agreeab.'e 
person to be associated with, one whose name recalls many pleasant memo- 
ries of an old friend and partner. 

"Wellington L. G. Hunt, Esq., another of his partners, writes: 

My earliest reoinections of Mr. Towne go back to about 3 842, vrhile I 
was in business in ^\''ehtboro', Mass., of which town I was also postmaster. 
Mr. Towne frequently c:ime up in the summer season for a short visit, 
8topj)ing ar, liriiiiiam's Hoti-l, which for ti!:i years was my hon:e. Many 
Bo-.ton families were there in the summer, among them ^Ir. Jeremiah 
Hill, whose eldest dau;iUter Mr. Townc married. 



1878.] WilUam B. Torcnc, A.2L 17 

In tlie autumn of 1 ? l"^, I came to Ilo=^ton to leskie, bciii£j in l,>u-ino>s v.-ith 
my brother, of Hunt & IIal))a\vay, la IMilk sticet. Jn tlio uintor of 
1817-S, Mr. Towue and mysolf joined luy brollier and IMr. llatliaway, 
making a ucv Tirro, Townc, llnut &. Co. In less thau a yoar the ihm wa3 
dissolved. 

Jlr. Towno was unusually active, always on the move, prompt, very exact 
in everything and yet always honorable — a man of the strictest integrity 
and always purpo^iu;^ some good accomplishment. His intense and incossant 
activity was always too much for his nervous temperament and jdiysical 
en-luratice. 1 foci sure that he was a true christian and a worthy follower 
of our divine Master. 

Tlic Hon. George C. Pacliardson, an eminent raeroliant of 15o.ston, 
who for a short time was a jiartner in the firm of James ]\1. Boebc 
& Co., while ?*rr. Townc held a position in tliat house, and wlio 
previously had had l.>usinoss transactions with him, writes as itdlows : 

Mv. Tc.wne. with whom I was accpiaiuted for many years, was \rell known 
to the dry-L'uods trade as a man of strict integrity. He was a very exact 
and methodical man, and exhibited such peculiar ability in the adjustment 
of complicated accounts, that ^Ir. James M. Fjeebe. with Avhom lie v.as a 
long time associated, entrusted him with this part of his business. During 
this connection, which lasted until nearly the close of Mr. Beebe's business 
life, he had the charge of various securities, real estate and other assets, 
requiring great skill and care in their disposal and conversion, in which he 
acquitted himself with great credit, and to the entire sntistactiuu of aU 
parties interested. 

]\Ir. Townc's brother, John Parker Towne, Esq., a lawyer of 
higli standing in Edgertou, "Wisconsin, furnishes these recollections 
of his brother : 

Being some sixteen years my senior and having left home not long after 
my birth, my acquaintance with him is limited to his visits and our corres- 
pondence, which was uninterrupted from the time I was fourteen years of 
age till his death. The happiest moments of my yoimg days were when the 
Kashua stage-coach rolled up to the door of our home and brought brother 
William for his summer visit. This was ihe great event of the year. All 
the family, hired men and all, welcomed him and he them vrith deligiit. In 
my memory, he seemed to think no tour so ple:tsant as tlie orio to IVIilford. 
and no watering place so attractive as our huruole home with its plain fare 
and rustic inmates. 

While on his \isit5 he habitually went into the field and spent a part of 
ilie day at work with us. He criticized our work in a friendly way, and 
inspired us with au ambition to improve our manner of labor. When work 
was over and play commenced lie contrived to make our sports more attrac- 
tive than ever He frequently went in bathing with us, and one 

day taught us to swim. He led cue at a time into the water nearly to our 
necks, put his hand under our ciiins to keep our ht-ads above the water, 
and said, "Now strike out and sv/im." And to our great surjirise and 
delight v.e did swim. Two or three efTorts apiece enabled us all to 
beeonie swimmer-!. 

AVliile lio took groat [)h'asure in our gan.cs and pastimes, and often brought 
to our home useful presents, he never purchased fur us toys, conlcctiouory 



18 WiUiam I>\ Toirnc, A.M. [Jan. 

or trinkciS. IIo tantjlit us self-rollrxnce, aud how to use wh.it wa-> about us 
for pleasure and prolTt rather thuii to dcpcud on the luxuries tliat money 
can pnrohaso. 

He always niauifostcd much i;itore<t in the welfare and hajipinejs of every 
inenibcr of our large family, aud all looked up to him as the enibodiuiout 

of all the \vi>dom we needed in our undcruikin^s He took 

a livc^ly ijitere.st altO in tho welfare and success of his younijer V.rotliers 
and sisters, AVhile he never told them his business alt'airs. said nothing to 
the family of his enterprises, successes or failures, he always interested 
himself in everything which concerned them, and gave them tlie best of 
counsel. 

"When I was in my teens, at work on my father's faim, with pKnty of 
books to rend and content with my situation, he frecjuently asked me. " A\ ell, 
John, what bnsiness are you going to follow?" The invariable answer was, 
"1 don't know. AVhat do you thnik I had better do?" "I can't tell," he 
said. Finally when I had matur(.'d a plan to quit home and farming and 
gain an education, being without money or other resources, I went to h;m 
with my plans. After I had laid the matter before him, I said, I have no 
money and cannot do anything unless you lielp me. His only reply was, 
'•'Go aiiead," in his usual quiet tone. That was enough, and was as satis- 
factory to i;ie as his bond would luive been. As he advanced me money he 
took my notei;, thus teaching me to be indepeixient and self-reliant, as well 
as to render to each his due. To his encouragement and aid. I owe my 
education and position in society : .and he once quietly told me that I was 
not the only one he had assisted to the same extent. 

So far as I could judge, he practised the most rigid economy, not for the 
sake of acquiring wealth, but to enable him to do the most good with his 
means. And in so doing, he seenied to be anxious that no one should know 
of his beneficence beyond the beueticiary. He well expresses this in a letter 
to me written in 18GS, in which he ^ays he is endeavoring to do good to .all 
around him in a quiet, unostentatious way, without anything very great or 
good being acconiplished. 

The lion. IMarshall P. Wilder, president of the Xew-England 
Historic, Gcncalogicnl Soeiet}- and of the American Pomologieal 
Society, of both of which institutions Mr. Towne was a vice-presi- 
dent, thus writes : 

It was iBv privilege to be acquainted with Mr. William B. Townc for a 
long course of years, and I am most happy to state that during this long 
period ] have never been associated with any gentleman in whose sterling 
worth and integrity I huve had more contideuce. In the discharge of vanous 
dutiea of honor and of trust, he had the same uncompromising r^^gard for 
justice and for truth. As a merchant and as eonlidential clerk of one of the 
largest mercantile firms of this city, he was highly respected for his honesty 
and lidvjlity. This is also true in regard to the various otlices which he held 
in this city, and later in New IIam[)shire, his native state. His love for 
historical and genealogical research led liim to connect himself many years 
suice with the New England Historic, Genealogical Society, in which he 
ever evinced a deep and lively interest by years of otficial services aiid 
constaiit devotion to its welfare. As an etRcient working memi)er ot that 
society Ids lus^ was deeply d.-ploved. His labors in its l»elKi!f were untiring 
and judicious. As treasurer lor leu years, as member and chaiiman of the 



1S7S.] William B. Townc, A.M, ig 

finance committee, member of the imblishing comniitfoe, and in many other 
j>ositions, he reiulered important services, frequently advancing money -when 
the society was too poor to meet its wants. His interest in the'^wcliVire of the 
society, especially in the acijuisition and investment of funds, led l-.im to 
constant -vvatelifuhuss of its linancial affairs, and it is very eratifyin'' to state 
that thc«e investments have been securely made and yield regularly more 
than usual interest. In the acquisition of funds, i\lr. Towue was a member 
of the committee to purchase and rebuild the Society's House, and to rais<; 
a fund for tlie librarian's salary. For more than three months Mr. Towne 
accompanied mo most of the time in these solicitations. His donations to 
establish the Towne Jlemorial Fund, vrith the accrued interest, amount to 
over four thousand dollars. This fund will constitute an enduring memorird, 
not only to his name but to those with which it will be associated. The loss 
of Mr. Towne has been severely felt, and his memory vrill be gratefuliv 
cherished by all who knew him. 

Albert H. Hoyt, Esq., nov, of Cincinnati, Olno, for eiglit years 
editor of the HisTorjc.vi. Axr> Genealogicai, Kegtstkr" nnd for 
many years assocJatcd with Mr. Towne in ilie publishing and other 
committees, furnishes these reminiscences of his friend : ' 

My acquaintance \\ith the late William B. Tovrue began in the year 18G7. 
He was then one of the most active and iullueutial members of the Hi^tori^, 
Genealogical Society, and such he continued to be until his final sickness. 
His long business training and habits fitted him for usefulness in various 
departments of the society's interests, and he gave to them much time, lalx>r 
and care. This is especially true of the financial department. 

It was chiefly owing to his solicirations that I was induced to undertake 
the editorial management of the Registek, m ISGS; and during the period 
of eight years following, he was one of my associates in the committee of 
publication. In tliat relation his cooperation, coun.sel and judgraent were 
invaluable. He originated measures and cordially suj)ported mt-asures sug- 
gested by others, for the improvement and success of that periodical; and 
to him, as much as to any one, its present prosperity and rcspecti»ble standing 
are justly due. 

Of Mr. Towne's gifts to the Society and of his other services in its behalf, 
the fund which bears his name, other funds which were created in whole or 
in part^ through his agency or at his suggestion, the Society's House, — the 
fruit of labors in which he took no iofeiTor share, — and the* records of the 
society, furnish sutlicient evidence. To him indeed in every way, the 
society, and the objects it seeks to promote, are largely indebted. He was, 
moreover, a friend to all kindred institutions, and a'benefactor of several of 
them. 

AVith very limited early advantages for education, and vnth scanty oppor- 
tunities for self-irajirovement in after life, Mr. Towne acquired a more than 
respectable amount of knowledge of American historj and of general litera- 
ture. He bought many good books and read them with intelligence. He 
remembered also what he read, and formed verj' sensible opinions of their 
contents. He did not afiect literary tastes or culture, nor parade his kno^v- 
ledge, but he often showed unexpected familiarity with literary and historical 
luibjects of interest. 

^ He had made ycry considerable progress in compiling, and Eomc advance 
in printing, a genealogy of the Towne Family. To this cud be visited 



20 



Births^ Mamacjes and Deaths in DaHmouth. [Jan. 



England ia 180G, anl there obtamed valuable inateiials from onVinal 
sources. lu souio instances he also assisted others, engaged iu like pursuits, 
with money and friciidly services. 

After he removed to Xew Hampshire and while lie was a member of the 
Legislature of that State, he aided iu inducing that body to coniiuue and 
comjilete the publicutiun of the series of volumes of State Papers, v.hich 
has been so successfully carried through under the editorial conduct of the 
liev. Dr. Boutou ; a most timely and praiiC-worthy undertaking. 

Mr. Towno was a thoroughly honest and sincere man. He vras a <:ood 
n.an iu the best sense of the word. His prudence and sagacity were seldom 
at fault. He liad no whims, no jealousies, no vanity, no suspicious of his 
as.-ociate.s or neighbors. He was modest and simple in his tastes and habits. 
His memory survives without even the shadow of a stain. The currents 
of liis emotional nature ran deep and smooth; but he had a tender heart that 
beat quickly iu response to every worthy appeal of friendship or humanity. 
Of his domestic life we may say only this, that he was a devotedly aiieciion- 
ate lather and husband. 

In all the essential attributes of a good and strong character, Mr. Towue 
was a rare man; such a friend was and will be even more rare. 



BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS FROM THE RECORDS 
OF THE ANCIENT TOWN OF DARTMOUTH, MASS. 
Transcribed for tLc Eegister by James B. Coxgdox, Esq., of New Bedford. 
[Continued from vol. xxx. page 5S.] 



Spooncr, Nathaniel, 
" Rebecca, 
« Sarah, 



BIRTHS. 

s. of William 

d, of " 

d. of " 

" jNIercy [or Mary], d. of "William 
" Isaac, s. of William 

« Alice [?], d. of " 
« William, s. of " 
" Ebenezer, s. of 
Delano, Thoai 
" Rebeccah, 



nas, s. & I 
jccah, d. j 



of Nathan & Sarah 



Smith 


, William, 


s. of Jonathan & Phebe 


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Gideon, 


6. of Williom 


, & Elizabeth 


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Zadoc, 


s. of 


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Judith, 


d. of 


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Rebecca, 


d. of 


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Catharine, 


d. of 


i( 


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a 


Caleb, 


s. of 


a 


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Noah, 


s. of 


u 


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u. 


Anne, 


d. of 


u 


« 


i( 


Eiizubeth, 


d. of 




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Tabor, 


, Richard, 


.s. of Pliilip & Susannah 


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Tliomas, 


s. of 


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Zephuniah; 


£. of 


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[To be continued.] 



April 2 i, 1709 

Kov. 17,1710 

Jan. 18, 1711 or 12 

Jan. 8, 1713-14 

Jan. 9,1715-16 

March 27, 1718 

Jan. 20, 1710-20 

May 29, 172i 

' Oct. 18, 1754 

Aug. 14, 17.33 
Dec. 23, 1753 

Dec. S, 1755 
Jidy 14, 1757 

June 7, 1759 
July 29, 17C1 

Nov. 5, 17C3 
LLarch 29, 17C5 

May 4, 17CS 
Nov.' 20, 1770 
Nov. 25, 1711 
Nov. J 8. 171 3 

Oct. 1, 1715 



iSTS.l I'cnhalloir Papers — .LuIi'Ci ^\j]air$. 21 



PEN1.1ALL0W ]\\1'I:RS— IM>IA.X AFFAIKS. 

Coinmiiniratril t\v rr:.\.i:cr W. Penhai.i.ow, li?q., of Bo^iou. 

01 !X PEXIIALLOAV, extracts from ^vhosc letter-book nrc here 
2-riuted, Ava^ the son of :r>annicl Penliallow, Esq., autlior of tlic 
History of the Indian \Vnr.-. lie was born January 13, KiUo. Hi? 
family and connections vrill be found in tlie subsequent gviicalogy. 
He Avas cJcrk of the Superior Court in Xew llampsliire in 1711, and 
later was with h.is brother-in-law, Jame-s remberton, merchant in 
Boston, and afterwards connected m business with John Watts, under 
the name and firm of John Penhallow c'v: Co. lie also had a business 
connection with Capt. Oliver X'oyes, Esq., physician, so styled; 
and "was engaged in trade with the "West Lidies and with England, 
as appears from copies of his business letters. Also we find imder 
date of February -l-, 1718-19, a copy of a letter from Gov, finite, 
iu which he writes to Thomas Bendysh, E-q., of Jamaica, as fol- 
lows: "I have writL to y Gov of y"-" Island to desire him to take 
np a ncgi'o man that belongs to \Mr Jotm Benhallow, a mcrch' here." 

After describing the fugitive, he adds : " Cause him to be took up 
and sent by y*' first acsscII bound to this place, consigned to O. 
Xoyes, Esq.," his attorney at that time, Penhallow being engaged 
in a nev; settlement, '' in y- Eastern parts of our Country," viz. at 
Georgetown, Hanover Island, or Arrowsick, about sixty miles east 
of the Piscataqua, where he had a long-continued warfare with the 
savages. I\Irs. Penhaliovr, writing, ]\Iay 22, 1721, to her Idasman 
Sir ljil>ye Lake in London, says, " AVe have met with many dis- 
com-agements in this now settlement." Y^hat some of these were, 
vnil appear from the follov\-iug 

LETTERS. 

G. Town July 13. 1720. 
To Col. Hutchinson* 
S' 

I suppose you have, ere this, seen Edcrnr. ri'id have had an cmj' of y' 
ConfMsiohs (S; Disorders occasiuneil l>y y"- Ind'ums, l)oth at Cork aud at 
Garden I-'jlnnd n'^^ has driven y^ p<;0ple from Curk down here, who woulil 
have gone to Boston iu their frights if wo had not stopped 'cm and suffered 
only .some of y' wives and cIiIMreu to go otf. they had a prospect of a very 
considerulile crof) of Guru w'^'^ they were oMiged to leave itin-niuch as they 
were thivutened to he knocked in y'-" head if they ccntinued there any longer; 
the men are going up to day in order to Hill vie secure their Corn. Althi)' we 
are, every man belonging to y" town, at Present engaged in fortifwa^ Mr. 
Newman's hoa.se and enlarging y' Garrison & Strengthening it. I have, 

• Col. liJT\-ar.l Ilutcliiujoa.— Ed. 
A'OL. XXXII. 3 



22 l^oihaUov) .Papers — Indian Aff airs. [Jan. 

I think, pretty well secured iny own House; we keep (by y* Liliabitauts). 
r* cor:.staut watch in the Town of four or six men to prevent boiiiy; surprised, 
hopiug y"^ publick will, at tliis Ses.sion. strengtlion the settlem'" iiere &; not 
le.ivo us to be insulted by y*^ ludi-^ns, w'''^ we sh:dl Exjierieuce by y*^ men's 
being drawn ol^ to Casco ; "Whei'eas the prayer of y"-' Petition was for this 
river for w'"'' tliey were Granted, and now all but about \^ men drawn olF 
to Casco & y" remainder yoinsj to-morrow, y' p1oo[) is ready to take 'eui in 
w*^** obliges us to be y*^ m.ore carefull for our security, and comes hard upon 
so few people, and more e5peclally as y* whole town has been obliged for 
C or 8 days pa'it to do nothing but fortify ourselves ; I hope you will con- 
sider hereof and use your utmost that proper methods may be taken to 
Secure & defend us iS; y" Seitleni'^ or let y* Public draw us oiF, if they 
will pay y* charges, iuasmucli as they Encouraged y*^ Settlers, for we are 
Englishmen and Desire y^ privileges as such if we are still encouraged. 
Endeavour to get y* Arms sent back that were sent up to be repaired, as 
also some Amumnitiou. W"^ my Rcsp'^ to y'' lady 

I am S'' Y' most Humb' Serv- 

J. PENIIALLOVr. 

I now write to y^ Gov^* be pleased to communicate this to CV AVinthrop 
&c. I have writ to y° people at Top^ham to stand their ground, for y^ pre- 
£.ent at least, and do w' I can to encourage 'em. 

I have desired ye Gov'' to Let Com^ be made out for this place. I desire 
to be excused. 

G. Town July 13^^ 1720. 

May it Please y Excellency 

I Judge y'' Ex*^^ ere this has an Ace' from his Hon' y*^ JJ" 
Gov"" of N. Haraps't of his Treaty w'^ y^ Indians here concerning one 
Hannocb. an Indian supposed to be kilF at Piscat'''^, w*^*^ was concluded 
with seeming Joy & Satisfaction. Immediately after y^ business being fin- 
ished y^ Gov'' went hence. 

Y' next day y*^ Inhabitants in Merrymeeting Bay were threatened by y* 
Indians if they did not iunnediately remove, they sh'^ be knocked in y* 
head, upon w*^^ 7 or 8 families came here, y" men we endeavored to pre- 
vent going oil" till orders from y* Crovern^, altho' some of their wives and 
child" went away. 

Upon w*^^ y* people of \^ Island tho't proper to put 'emselves into a De- 
fensible Posture, & have & are Gairi^oning three Houses in suitable 
places of y"^ town, & keep a strict watch. I tho't it proper to inform y' Ex'^^, 
that y^ forces in His Maj*^'^ service are chiefly re-note from us, & y^ remain- 
der part going away, w*^^ I hope y' Ex^^ will think of inasmuch as this liiver 
is ye Boundary of y*^ Province, & more immediately exposed to y* rage & 
malice of y Noiridgewalk Indians, who have an insulting fellow of a Jesuit 
among 'em and is y"-" Instigator of Disorder; We hope vS; desire your Ex*^^' 
will take us under your Paternal Care et screen ns from ail those Dangers 
that threaten us. A7e have only one Com'^ olilcer here (Lt. Trescut). Col. 
Hutchinson will nominate others to y"' Ex'^^ if y' Ex^'^ will bo pleased to 
appoint & Commission 'em. AVe rely wholly on y' ]\x^^'' care and tho't of 
us. I am in behalf of y'' Town, y' Ex*^^''* Most DutifuU 

& Most Ob' ilum*^ Servant 

p Mr. Peet. J. Penhallow. 

* Sarriiul Shnte, ffovcnior cf MassachuSwHts. — Ed. 
t Joha Wcatworiii.— En. 



1878.] PcnhnUoir Papers— Indian Affairs. 23 

In Au£rust, 1721, Penluillov/, tlicn governor of Arrowsiclc, wa-j 
commissioned a cnptain that ]\g niiglit fight for his property and kill 
Indians according to hnv and order. 

G. Town June 15'^ 1722 
nb' 5 of y® Clock in afternoon. 
Mny it please Y' T.\^^ 

The Comraon Calamity of this part of the Cou'.itry is such tliat 
the peoj^le upon the Eiver <\: r»rcrrymeetin^ Bay r.re all rtyiii;/ for shelter, 
& that no arguments can persuade to keej) liieir houses, at least for tlie pre- 
sent. Tiie Indians began ihoir Hostilities ni)on or 10 families, and took 
puch a number of 'em as tliey tho't tit ; they used 'em very barbai-ously 
coDiin^'; to & forcing into their houses at luidnitrht, hauling 'em out of bed 
by the hair & stripped 'cru of whatever was valuable, those they gave Lib- 
erty to go away they left hardly any thing to Cover 'em. About oO people 
they liave already treated rhus ; Yestei'day morning they kill'd 10 oxen 
belonging to M' Alexander Hamilton «&; Broens. & some others of their 
Cattle, & carr'd away only the fat of their inwards, they make gr^.'at spoil 
of cattle, tt let their flesh lye perishing upon the ground. They have burnt 
jN[' Temple's house at the Chaps of the Bay & killed some of his Cattle, 
Cut all the Canoos to p' y^ they raet w-'' to prevent any intelligence. Have 
burnt CV V>'iuthrop's mill ti: mill house &:, killed what Cattle they met v,'^ 
there, in short they have done what they pleased in Merrymeeting Bay & 
upon this river home to the guards, & ha\ e endeavored for soiue day- (w*^^ 
we have since discovered) of surprising the Wlialeljoats that meet in ^lerry- 
meeting Bay every clay to Sfive intelligences from place to place & to dis- 
cover the Indians ; the boats had not parted bat a few hours before they 
began their Hostilit'es upen y^ Inhabitants. 1 trust y' Ei*^^" has Eiinesses 
of this matter by Land so that I have only to inclose a letter I rec*^ from 
one of the Captives by one of the Subscribers they set at Liberty. We 
shall keep on ovir cruises w'" the whaleboats. Am also sending out about 
20 men in 2 or 3 boats to save what Cattle the Indians have killed c^- left 
perishing on the ground. 

I am'y' Ex'=-^' m.ost dutiful & most cb' IP Serv*. 

J. Penhallow. 

Following the preceding letter in Penhullow's letter-book is this 
agreement without tfiguatures : 

At a meeting of the ofhcers, the subscribers, at Arrowsick to consider 
what is juost proper to be done for the Covering & Securing the luhabi- 
tauls w'^ their Cattle Cc from the Insults of the ludiaus, 

Its agreed upon as follows, 

1"* That 20 men of Cupt Penhallow's Corap^ w'^ a "Whaleboat be conthiu- 
ed at Ivichmond. 2^^^'" 10 men of Cap' ilarmonds* Comp' be continued 
at the Garrison at Ganlen Inland. 

3d)y 'pj,^-,!^ j^i^Q p\-iuiily.s at Tojisham, being but about G or 7 left will be safe 
at Brunswick if they remove there w'-' their Cattle, where tliere are 
Houses sufficient to receive 'era & fe(:d eno' for their Cattle, there 
being no Garrison House or place of s:ifety at Topsham; The Cttlo 

• C;ii't. Jobn ILirinaa bcloTi;:cd tu York.— Ed. 



24 Penuallow Pdpcrs — Iiidlaii Afruiry. [Jan. 

vTc lToc:i:> being roniovcd to Brunswick, the tioMs at Top-.liam & Sum- 
niorset will Lo safe, the wlia!c hoats to ci'uisc tlicre two or ihrve liinc-s a 
weok, or as ottcu as luay lie to iirevent any furilier tlamage from the 
Iiuliaiis also to make u di-oovory of the oacuiy's moiioi's. 

4"* Tiiat IM or L'i> men of Cajit I'arki-r's Cop- be removcl to the Gavri«oa 
at 3Iaf|Uoit in ordiT to assist in Giirrisuh'' a suitable houso iu tho 
middle of Brunswick I'lains that there may be 3 ganisons there, w*^"-" 
v.e judge will be sulli>?ieut to secure and cover the Iidiabitaiits there, 
thoso garrisons will then be about a mde lic a half uistaat from each 
other. 

gth'.y yi,.^t Capt Penhallow have thirty men at G. Town to Cover tlie gar- 
risons there, and that three garri^uiis lie kejit if possiljU; w''' the a>^i?t- 
ance of the Iidiabitants. v.\: that he keep a good gtuird at his own house 
where the stores <&: arms are, and thus he sii'' Iiuve a ^Vllal^.boaL there 
whieh is of necessity. 

gtviy Xliat Ca['t Ilarmond remove to Augusta v,'^ 30 men & a T>cat, & 
take care of that Garrison there v,"-'-' is woith a keep' for its Goodness 
<!^- situation that lie m.ay be of security to y'^ Inh.ibicauts in that town- 
ship, where there's about 250 head of Cattle »S: in case of a Rui-ture 
Piny be Driven uear tiie Garrisou where there is summer fccd enough 
& Hay EPiO' for AVinter iu order for their security y' they m,iy Lot fall 
into the enemy's hands. 

7*'^ 2th<}. ^NJoiidy's* Comp'' be at Casco. Pappoduck. Spurwink »i: Scarboro' 
where they are uow ported & that a A\'ha!eboai bo at Falm". 



G. Town June IS''^ 1722. 
Hon''''* Sir 

I doubt not but you have, ere this, heard of the Confusions and Dis- 
tractions in this Kiver occasioned by the Iiidiaus. iS: that some are taken 
Captive. I verily believe if they don't receive their Hostages in a lialo time 
they be for further damage, oc if they can't take such persons here as they 
would they will endeavour to t.ike some further Westward. I cau"t see 
wherein it will be for the Jiou'' of the Govcrnm' so to stoop as to give 'em 

up on their demand Capt Harmond is posted at tlie Gai r^ at 

Augusta w'"^ 30 of his Comp-'^ to secure that place and receive Jnhabitauts 
& creatures in case of a rupture, there being upwards of 3<".' head of 
that side. The Behav' of the Indians i> such, togetiier w'^ their threaten- 
ing Language, y' I can see nothing but that a War s'nould ensue 

My humble service to ^lad" y' Ladv i.<: fuPiily. 

I am Sir y' most Dutifull oc most oV H"* S'v' 

J. P. 
To tlie Iloa''''^ L' Gov' Wentworth. 



G. Town July -F 1722. 
May it please Y' Ex"^' 

" I rec^ y' P^x'-"' Letter of Express of y* 20''' ult : but last night ; this 
morning 1 Di>[iatoiie<i away my whale I)oat up the river & called in thi- In- 
habitants, also ordering the boat to Kichni'' to direct the othcer there to keep 
strict guards, uiasumch as I had just heard of Cai)t. Westbrooks being at- 

• M..j. S.iMUtl Moody bcloTiijed to Falniouih, Mc-t-Ed. 



1S7S.] Pc}ih:tV.07c Papers — Indian Affairs. 25 

tacked at St. Gcori^cs <.^ the Dam* y* was done there, but as soon a- the 
boat had got as far a? Merry n^eotiiiir Bay thoy seeinir ab' 30 of the Iiuliaus, 
who as DOOM as thoy found 'em&.lves discovered mau^ out their Caiioos iu 
chaise of the lloat \v"-'' was oblij;od to retuni «\; soou got clear of them. >ome 
IIoujCs in Merry meeting IJay were just tiion set on lire w*^'' tliey saw hurn- 
iiiir, alter 1 l:ad tliis at;' we observed smokes to ri>e iu Long Keach, «.\: M' 
Allen y*^ Bearer being at his own IIou«e ab' 3 miles otV was willing to try 
to got him oil'. I man'd out y*^ Boat with some i'-esh hands c*i; releaved Mm, 
who had beeu in dcffnce of his House for ab' two Hours, it happeu'd v.e 
lost no aien tho' tla-y fought the Indians ab' half an hour before they could 
get .^F Allen away, its probable we wounded if not killed some of y' 
Indians. 

I have got Garrisons in this Town i:i a Good posture of Defouco. &; 
am further stiengtheuing 'em according to y' Ex*"^^ order they are withia 
shot of one another, & some good Houses between that we are able to re- 
ceive a good uun\ber of men. M"" Allen y' now comes up will give y' Ex*^' 
a more particular account of his Loss and v/hat liappen'd to him this day. 

I have divided my half Co that are here amoug the three Garrisons for 
their Jietter Defence. I am fortifying for the security of the stores, would 
pray y' Ex*^^ to order me two Sv,ivel Guns to lix in the tiaakers for the 
defence of the same. 

Tliere are here several Stout Lusty young men that have been robbed of 
all by the Indians would be glad to be i!i the service if y' Ex'^-'' would be 
pleased to adiuit of it, who cannot possibly subsist without, I have dot:"'iued 
'em 'till y' Ex''*' order, inasmach as y'' going off will 'veaken the country. 
i am y' Ex"-'^' mo'st dutiful <k ol/ H. S' 

J. P^^'^ALLC^v-. 

G. Town?"' 10-^ 1722, 
ab* 8 of y* Clock in the Evening. 
May it please y' Ex-^ 

I arrived hero this day from Casco ab' three of y* Clock in the 
afternoon when we found the Town ou Fire, i!c the Garrisons engaged and 
had beeu fighting the Indians from sun rise, tho' just at our landing :herc 
happened to be a, respite «o that I got safely ashore, I presently f<:'und the 
Indians to be very numerous not Less thau oW, I Bro't Cai)' Harmon from 
Augusta w"^ partof his men. who v/ith the 30 men I Bro' with me from 
Casco w"^ Cap' Penhallow & Capt Temple* &; a detachm' from their Gar- 
risons, making up in all ab' 60 men we attacked 'em &: fought 'em for about 
an hour & half 'till niijht Came on — w"" obliged us to part, I am sorry the 
olheers at home should send such ordinary meu as many of 'em are, I have 
rca-\M to complain having tryed 'em this day. 

There are a great many of strange Indians (supposed to be from Canada) 
among 'em & ha\ ing had such a snuirt Brush at this place, we are v.ell 
assured w'^ the Lo^s of some of their men, We suppose they will draw off 
en 1 attack theotlnjr places, so tliat at nresent I don't think proper to draw off 
any men from Ca^co, Black Voint <Jci;" till I .?ee what becomes of tliis Great 
Umly of Indians, we should have made up ai>' 120 men in our .-kirmish 
w"* the Indians, but a party of both Comp' was sent off as a Guard to the 

• Cnpt. KoTit-rt Tci.!p:c ha<l been an ofTiccr in the Irish army, .itKl came over wiih n larpre 
nuni'i'-T of f;iaiilies to tettic iL tlii; country, Out liiis war pfcvciuoi i:.— !! uVtawuc-z/j Maui':, 
ii. UfA— Kb. 



VOL. XIXU. 



Q* 



i'O PcnliaUov) Paj>-:r.^ — Lu^ian Aff\nrs, [Jrai. 

i^forcs si;nt to Kiolimond .i Tiay or two airo. Consi'lcring the nnmbcr of 
Jiidiaiii tiiat are liow out. liuviiig ii'lvi-'.-.l w'*' the oHicl-is its not praotioiiblo 
to atiempt the Garrison at I'cnopsotit w'-"' less tliaii i'^O men. & htivinjj 
Kxani' liio Co:nn.iiiv-> that arc out 1 iiui] -Is'i men if tlie Coinjiuiiys wore 
all full, but every Cuin]i:;iiy is not full iliat 1 .-u]>i>o.«e(l there is not above -b)') 
jn«'i! in all out, t^- J y-vxl (ir.m- al>o\e j(ii.> t-fiei-'tivo men out of 'em. 'I'he 
•3 (.'omMiUiVa that 1 onlered Maj 3Ioo'ly to sti-.d forwanl heri; from Ca-co 
»t I'lack n* (.'tc* I have tho't proper to continue there, for the present till 
adviseil from y' E.\'-^" Lea->t tlii.s bo'ly of Indians shoid<l fall upon 'em there, 
its !)ut a fow days a^fo since Caj>* Ilanuon lired upon above oO Canoes at 
Aug", Indians arc di>v'overod alinoit every day in tlie^e Towns, so that as 
1 lunied bet'oro thcn^ is a great number of 'em amon^ us. I bcir-i' y"^ Kx'-' to 
C'ontid-.'r of the Ciroumstanoes of this K.v^iei.litiun w' I luimbly .^uitinit to 
y"; bcitig Loath to uo w'"out a su!tal)le number of men, Least the Conse- 
quences might be fatal!. I am Sir y' Ex'-"' 

IMost Duiifuli ».v y'loii Ob' Hum. Serv' 

S. Walton.* 
The number of men hilled i;! tliis days action, 
is o men vfc had o wounded. The enemy, \vh are vrell 
assured. Lost al)' 1(> w"^^ \ru see 'em carry otf. 

G. Town 7'" 1.3: 17:?i'. 
May it [.lease y^ Ex'--" 

3j'' Capt Harmon 1 wrote y" particularly of w' has happened 
amon-:; us by the Indians & that Stratton v.as gone up the river to carry 
Stores to the Ga.'-risoij at Richmond y'' day after they attacked us here, they 
fought the sloop in coming do vrn t!ie river, w'^ obliged them to come to 
anchor for their safety, hearing their Onus & found they delayed their 
coining down, I sent up another Sloop to assist 'em & this morning they 
both returni-d here, there was only Stratton & two men in his sloop v.ound- 
ed. As I wote you p Ca]t' Harmo::d there could be no great mattr-rs at 
present expected to be done without n^ore men except holding the Garri- 
sons & making goutl our ground Cap' Temple liaving l>eeu in the light 
openly as v.ell ni Defense of his Garrison in the former part of the <lay 
will give y' Yji!^^ a riarticular ac' of alrairs w''' us. Cap' Tempde hav^ 
some particular urgent business at Do-." I tho't proi)er to allow him to be 
the r»earcr of this, he is to come back by the return of the Sloop. I have 
sent Saunders to attend y' Ex*^-" orders. 

I am'v' E.v'^y' most dutiful! & 

iAIost Ob' Hum. Scrv' 

SilAD: Waltox. 

No< lono" after tlic Indian troubles referrcil to in tlic foregoing 
conc.-poudeuce, 

*' Tho delegates of the six nations of Iro'"juois, with the !Mohegan and S^at- 
ncc'ok Lallans, being di<[)(.>scd to come to IJo-toti, were kindly entertained 
tliere. And at a conference with the General A-^en)iily signiiied a gn at 
concern for the blood that was so often slied I)y their kinsmen and brethren ; 

♦ Col. ShrnlrHh AV:iI;<»n comnanf'.prl tlm N.-w H.'>n)n>:liirc troop on pn cx;>'.'!iiion 
airr.in.-il I'ort Kovai, no*/ .\!ii!a|iuii.-, 1710. lie prcsideu, 17 Iv, a.j SLiiior in tl'C Council of 
:NcW lJ;:inii:li:;v.— p. W, P, 



1878.] Pcuhf.fUoic Papers — ImUaa Alfnirs. 27 

that from the firs-t Uiey were friends to ihc Knglisli, aiul as a testimony of 
their coiiliuuin;; so, jiroseiitecl a belt of waiiinuin, which, aceoniinij to 
their custom, is the renewing the covenant. His Honor the Lieut. Gover- 
nor, as au rcekuowledgement, gave each of them a )jiece of i>hite, witli 
figures engraven thereon, as a turtle, a bear, a hatchet, a wolf, Ccc 

"•After this, they were eutertaiutd with the curious sight of a cruu that 
was made by the ingenious ]Mr. Pirn of IJooton ; which, althoniih loaded 
but once, yet was discharged eleven times following with bullets, in tiic 
space of two minutes ; each of which went through a double door at lifty 
yards distance. 

'• Tiiey \\ ere tlie!> i>reseuted with an ox, wlrch with bows and arrows they 
killed and dressed according to tlieir own custom ; whore thousr.iuls uf spec- 
tators were present lo behold and hear their barbarous singing and i1ancing. 
But notwithstniulittg this free and generous entertainment, with the firm 
promises tlicy made of falling upon our enemies, all proved of lirtle or no 
signilicancy ; which was principally owing to the powerful iuiiueace of the 
Dutch, for the sake of trade and commerce with them."* 

On tlie loth tlay of December, 172.3, a treaty of jieace, or " TJie 
submission .ind agreement of the Eastern Indians," which is printed 
in fiili in Penhalluw's "Indian AVar;;,"' was signed by 

SArGUAAKAM -j 7\>fi.il I aliuS LOKOX. 



Ar.Exus. 



■< To'em V 
I Totem [ 



Fkaxcois -< Totem y Xavi;;u 

Megammba. < Toiem [• 

Xot until after tliis date were the settlers at ease as to incursions 
and raid:< by tlie savages. Now tliat tliey can pursue their Ini-incss 
■without i'car of niok-station, Penliallow is interesting liimself tu pro- 
\\'\q them with proper religious teaching, as ^vill appear from the 
foUowing letter : 

Portsmouth 0^' 2.r^ 1723. 
To Capt Sam^ Denny to be communicated 
to the people of Arrowsick. 

Gent', When I arrived in this place I took care to write to the 
Kev** Tslinis'- of lioston in y' name, thanking them for their care ut you. in 
behalf of a minister, tS;.- upou my going to JJo^ton w*^** was soon afr< r, the 
propr'" there and here were well ple-ased to subscribe among the.'ii-elves 
\b£, fur half a year and Mr l»elknaj» has iriven 20s. ; since w"^^ the Rev*^ 
jMr Colman's care for you has bdMi su'.h as to prevail w''* Mr. llaxtt-r'- 5on + 

• renhallo'v's " Jmijan \\'f\r<" in .V. //. Utiit. Coll., vi.l. i. p. lOl.— P. W. P. 

t PciIm])- Joscpli iiaxi.T. H. C. K-M. wlio w.i^ l.orn M.iy 14, 17O0, :in 1 -i:-''! "( -»i.' vm.ill- 
pt'X at I)al)lin, DLiciiil.cr, 17'J-. Hi- Lulicr, tliu Uc-v. Jc.-i.iili IJ.ixtcr, H. C. l(. <3. luiiii^rcr 
of M<.il.'..l.l, M.i-.-., w.:s a iiii>..io:iaiy ti> i.ii • K.Ktiru Indians in 1717 'tul 172'. A i <urnal 
c!" hi", ini-MOiiary lal^yri is iiriiKcti in tUc lluox:: rm, xxi. 43-CO, aud hii i.ini;!y rcc jrJ, xx. 



28 Memoir of the PcnhaUcno Famihj. [Jan. 

to come {iniong you ; :i Gent'" of n, Great <t Gootl Cliaractcr & "Worthy son 
of puc'i :i FatluM-. [ now l>e';ir5 £c Earnestly Charge you to carry it rc- 
spectfiill t*J; Dutif'.'.ll to iiini. J'>ucour;ii:c him in all you can ; take heed of 
littlo A; trilling 3ii>undcr<tunilings anionic y' fclvos : Let nothing Disquiet 
his Peace — jiroxidc him a suliiciency of wootl, thouijh I suppose he will be 
with Mr. Denny this niiiter whore things will iloiihiless be convcr.ieut. 
By your Gooil Carriage to y' Minist', a suitable behaviour among your- 
selves in y sight of God & man — you may humbly hope &, pray for God's 
blessing upon you. Let the Sabbath be carefully regarded I't Dilligent 
attendance on the pnblio worship, take care not to begin y weekly labours 
so as to borrow of y" Sabbath, as some iu times past have shamefully 
practised. 

"What 1 write is out of a sincere desire for y' good. I Don't doubt of 
tho Coutinuance of the lVo[)'* fav' to you, &: having something allowed by 
the Gen' Court for tho next year & when I come down will advise with 
you that the land not foruMtcd sh'' j)ay tow**' the support of the minister. 
1 heartily wish you health Ct prosperity, 

and am y' Loving fr'^ Jonx Plxuallott. 



]MEMOIR O]'^ THE PEXBLVLLOW FA:^^LY. 

By Peakce \X. Penuallow, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 

SA:MUEL PEXn allow Avas born at St. :\rab}-Ti, counly of 
Cornwa]], in Great Ijritain, July 2, 1GG5. His auccstors Jiad 
long possessed lauded estates in that county.* 

Id 168G he came witli Kev. Charles ]\Iorton, formerly rector of 
the parish in Blisland in Cornwall, to Boston, Mass. ^Morton hav- 
ing taken charge of the church in Cliarlcstown, Penhallow united 
with that church and pursued his studies, intending to qualify hini- 
eelf for tho ministry. Discouraged by the political troubles in 
Massachusetts from entering the miniatry, he removed to Ports- 
inoutii ; and July 1, 10^7, married ]M:iry Cutt, daughter of John 
Cutt, the first president of the Council of the Province of Xew 
Hampshire. The wife of President Cutt was Hannah Starr, '' a 
gentlewoman of sweet temper and singular piety," daughter of 
Dr. Comfort Starr, " an eminent physician of Boston, one of the 
first settlers, who left his own country purely for the sake of reli- 
gion, and bronglit over witli him a \(^\y j>]entiful estate.' The 
eldest son of Hr. Starr, bearing the father's christian name, was a 
graduate of Harvard College in 1C47, a good scholar, an excellent 
preacher, and was one of those 2000 ministers, who, after the 
restoration of King Cii.irlcs the Second, were dis[)laced iti the year 
1GG2, on ''that Black iiartholomew Day."' 

JNlary Cutt. whom Samuel Peniudiow married, was bom in PortP- 
mouth, November 17, Ib'jO. A\'hcn she was only five years of age 

• Thii fitnilr of PcnliaMow u-od the same arms :\=t Thorn.is Pciibillov. of Pctli allow, 
ia Cornwall, u:';ucly, Vcri. o hmc ur^jciit. Crest, A goat arfc'eut, Uornod or. 



IkT.^.j 2fenioirofihcPepf>-fllcn''FamiIij. iiO 

'• her mo^hoY ilicd. uivl ooforc ?lic arrivcl at twchc lier faiiier died r 
but <iich ^v:u< lii^ prudent euro that i.o comnuttod her unto the Con- 
duct and Inr-peotion of tlie Kev. Mr. .Moody, vho rauhfully discharg- 
ed hU dutv in irivin- lior a pious and liberal education. >he was 
in her oi-iitcentli vcar ^vhen n.arri. d to Penhallow, and inamtcd 
iVo)n her l\alier a valuable patriniouy, part of >vhi.-l. was laud 
whereon a lariic portion of the town <.f Port^-niouth i:; Ijudi. 

In the niemwr of Mr. Tcnhallow by Nathaniel Adam?, Lsq., pub- 
lished in Vol. I. of the Collections of the New Hampshire Histon- 
cal Society, it i= staled that " havin-j engaged in trade, he accu- 
muhued a 'lame estate, and lived in a style not inferior tnito any ol 
the +u-.^t rank In the GoAcmnient. He was given to Hospitality ; his 
house was open to cverv stranger of distinction who visited the 
town : and the poor found in him at all limes a fnend ready to re- 
lieve their distress. -, . , v i c 

=M [- was carlv appointed a Ma-istrate, and m the discharge o. 
his duty was prorupi, decisive and hrm. and literally a terror to oyil 
doers. ' He received a mandamus as one of his Majesty s ( ouncd, 
and look his seat at the board. In tlie Council, Mr. Penhallowwas 
an active and iuflueutial member, and as Senior Councillor presided 
with di-nitv and imparliality. In 1714 .Mr. Pcnhrllow was ap- 
pointed ^a Justice of the Superior Court of Judicature ; and m 1 m 
Chief Justice of the same Court, Avhicii office he held until lus death. 
He r'vcvi-c filled the office of Treasurer of tlio Provmce. &ay3 
his bior-rapher, in conclusion : ^ Judge Penhallow had a strong mind 
improxcd by education, and was distinguished for firmness and per-- 
severance in the line of dutv. lit. fdled many of the most impor- 
tant offices in tlie Go^ ernmcitt, and discliarged the duties attached 
to them with great inie-ritv. His attachment to the country in- 
creased with his residence in it, and he used his constaut endeavors 
to ])romote its be.-i,t interests." . 

« His firmness and ]1crsc^■eranee were essential qualities in a per- 
son concerned in the administration of government in the turbulent 
Ihnes in which he lived, and the public reaped the bcneuc of incm. ' 

His name is pa-haps more distinguished as author of the History 
of the AVars of ^'e^v h:nLdand with the Ivistern Indians, hrst pub- 
lished iu 172G (a lew copies of which are still in existence), aivl 
republished in tlie X. H. Hist. Coli. in I^l'I. He uiod Dec. 2, 

'tIic character of Marv Cutt, his wife, bom Xovember 17, IHGO, 
died Februarys, 1713," is given in the following extracts Irom a 
manuscript obituary notice, by her husband : 

« Sl.e was riea^a.it i.i I.e.- fnnilv, A.Tal.le with her neighbors, Con,- 
passiouate to the Poor, Courteous unto Stiungors roserve.l m Company, 

Ex}.r.'=.sin- herself with a modesty bordering Mi bashtulness . biie N\a- 

cxcclhutlv well 5:killea both with lier pen and her nc-.-dU.- a good aceompt- 
ant, and able to take any ?er.uoii lu :.horl hand as it was dcli'-cieU. 



30 Memoir nfihe Pcnluilloio Famihj. [Jan, 

'' Rer attire was ulways noat ami liaiiflsomc, an utter enemy inito any- 
tbin<r gay or fashioiiaMc. as slio was not so modish as to bo tir^t in l:iil)ion, 
nciilier was she so singular as to be the last out of it. In her family she was 

nflmirablo \s a ?>liAtn'ss, one who always aliuWcJ suniciencv of food 

and raiment. Prov. 31: i;3, 14, [was fulfilled in her, ' ?hc wrouglit 'willingly 
in "Wocl and Flax, and broii_'lit htr food from afar ']— and in 1ickn<>?s wa's 
very tender of any meuiber of licr iKJUsehold. 

" Tlh! like care did she show to her very negroes, especially in catechis- 
ing and learning of them to read the llible'andTa little time before she was 
taken ill, was heard to say that she esteemed the souls of her servants next 
to her own children, and was therefore obliged to minrl them 

"Her funeral sermon was preached by Kev. Mr. JN'athaniel Kogers."* 

1. Samltl' pEXiiALLOw aud Mary Cult his wife had : 

i. IIaxnah, b. May .*?, 1683 : ni. James Pemberton, merchant of B..^ton. 
ii. Makv, b. Deo. 1, IGS'J ; m. lion. Ilenjaaiiu Giunhlin^, Judsre of ProV.ate. 
111. S.\.MVET., siiipmast'jr, b. Oct. 4, 16U1 ; m. in 17o0, m Engrand, and re- 
mained there. 

2. i7. Jon\, more!-.;int, b. Jan. 13, IGitS. 



. PuKRE, b. Jan. 14, 1603 ; had four husbands. She m, first. Capt. Gross, 
cf C!Kirle.-co«n ; soeond, M:ij. Leonard Vassall (his .sfo.nd wife), 
pud bad .4r7K,>^ who ui. Feb. '20, 1719-:.0. tir<t, J<4in Ujrlund. son 
of Fn^ncis; la. second, .April 27, irS4, ^Villiam Kni„du, mcrohant, 
ot Fortsiaouth. X. \\. It; is erroneoujly t^tated m iirc\Viier"3 
'* l'aiu';ks about Port-mouth," that 'ue \\as the " dau^;hr-?r of John 
Molt.it,'' iiittead of M;\i. Leonard Va^sall. Sue continued to v^sid'? 
in P.jrtcmonth Ijngalttr the death of her husband, and wui iii.;ch 
csteeuicd and honored. Mad. Kiiiidit d. at Boston, June 20, IS2;^, 
and w;!s buried in the Granary bilryin;? ground. JJy her lirst hus- 
band. John Borland, she hud twelvechiluren : 

1. Phceb';,* b. Oct. 27, 175i ; m. George Spooner, of Bj?t jn, anl 

had issue. 

2. John-Lindall,* b. Aug. 13. 1753 ; II. C 1772 ; entered the Brit- 

i;,h army: d. in Kngland, X'ov. In, 1S2.5. 

3. Francis,-" b. April 11. 175(3 ; H. C. 1744 ; m. in 17-3, llunnab, 

dau, of Jtidthiael B jwers : practised as a phj-sii.ian at Ports- 
mouth a few years ; removed to Somerset, Mass. ; d. in 1S26, 
leaving male issue. 

4. Jane,* h. Oot. 20, 1757: m. Jonathan Simpson and had i-'s«e. 

llieir dau. Henrietta was m. to Titus Welles, of IVst'^n. 

5. J^veonarl-V'assall,^ b. July 1, 175'J; m. Sarah, dau. of Dr. Jainca 

Lloyu, Feh. S. IT'jj ; d. on board tldp John Jav, in June, 
IS.'Jl : had issue. 

6. Jr.nu-.i,^ b. Mav 2?;, )7Gi. 

7. ■\Viliiain.-' bapt". Maivh 23, 17G1 ; d. youn^'. 

6. Saiiiiiel.'' b. J)ee. 2?. 1705 ; II. C. P/i'G ; m. at Demcrara ; d. In 

tiie state of New Voik, an^i loft i--uo. 
9. Anne."* 10. Flizabeth.* 11. Thomas Alleyne.* 12. Sarah,"* 

d. joitng. 
PLcbe- m. for her third husband, Hon. Thomas Graves, II. C. 1703, 
who d. JuiSw 19, 1747. iler fourth husband wad Francis Borland 

• Jnflce ?.'nh.il!'-,w :-AA- : "This Mr. Ito.crcrs ricsccrdcd out of tlic Loins of the famous 
Mr. Jol.ii U'.p Ti, who '.vxs n; '.rtyroM in the iCci/n of Q;i.on Mnry." 'i'he mau'.iM.ri,.t here 
quoted !iC!tr* Jure Feb. 23, 17i;. This i- tho e .rlicsc dat.- to wiiilh Tce tan ti;i. r tin; state- 
iiiC'it t!i;it t!ie Ip=\viiii Ko.n.ri familv is (le-.er.iJeLl irum the martyr. \Vc i.cxt liail it in 
IPJJ, iu IfiUchi'ison'; History of M'tHiachmi'tx, vol, i. 104. The ^'."atcmeiit or tra.;it:'oii i.-< 
crroiiei.'iis, li'jv.cver. ."■' -o Up; Lite of .Inhii Uogers. tlio proto-in.invr, Ijv Co!. J</-i nli L. 
Chc-ter, LL.l)., of L:>:vk.n, i:n:riaiiil, .•» ile.-cenda'iit of ilie Kev, J..hii Rogers of 1). 'Hiam, 
Enslan-I, thruujrli the ll v. Nathaniel ito>,'iis of Ipsv.icb, Ma>.sachu-ett.'-, from wli<jni the 
llov. Nathani'.I Uif'.T'?, oriv,rr<montli, N. II. , name! in jIk <|iu):aii'jn, was ai.-o <i..-eond- 
Ci'.. Col. {'lies:- r la- .'olle Titl •iwiii-ient •vil-nec to prove tea: this family is not de- 
sc'.'ii '.cd fioru ilie mun^r, a_- alcove htui.d. — V.\>. 



1878.] Memoir of the PcnlaViow Fohi'dij. 81 

(flitlicrof John), lu. J^Iarcli 21, lT-10. She d. a -svidow, -\pnl 3, 

177i, '.ct. i^O years, 
vl. ELi.',.M,vTu, b. i)ec. il, 1G08: m. first, Dummcr, of Nexrbury ; 

sC'-'L.nJ, Itev. Clirist'-i'liiT Ti'ppan, LI. C. IG'.'l ; Jiail one .Sv>n hy iir.st 

I'.as'.'aa-J. Mother and dou both living \i\ 17G1. 
vii. Lvi'i\, b. Scj.t. 11, ITuO; d. in 171S; iii. iicury Sloper ; had one son 

v.hc d. unm. 
viii. D;:roKAiT, b. Jan. 2, IT0;3; lu. VVilliam Juiii^ht ; had DcWab,' Wil- 

ilaui' r-nd Temi)le.^ 
ix. Bt^•J.^^:l^•, b. Dec. 17, 1701 ; U. C. 1723 ; d. 1725. 
X. JosiiiA, b. Sept. 2, 1707 ; M.D. ; d. unm. 
xi. i?Li.\NN.\ii, b. Jan. 10, 1 <0S ; m. William ^^■inkloy. 
xii. Jostni, .«iiipmajter. b. Jan. 5, 1710 ; Avas in England in 1730; \i sup- 

pi'>fd 10 liave married and remained there, 
siii. Olvmi-ia, b. Feb. 12, 1711 : d. sinde, 1713. 

Samuel Pcnhallow married, secoud, Sept. 8, 1714, Abigail, widow of Dr. 
James Ojiborii, of Ijoston. Her first busbaud was Wiuslov.', her maiden 
name Atkiiron. Had: 

xiv. KicuARD, b. 1715 ; d. niiji. l740. 

2. Jonx' Pi::>;n\LLOW {SarancV), of whom farther particulars v,-ill be 
found in the preceding article, was born Jan. 13, 1G'j3: m. Elizabeth, wid- 
ow of John Watts, who until death had been his partner in bu.duess. Mrs. 
("U'atts) Penhallow vv-as daughter of Peter Butler. By her formor hxts- 
band she had a son, born 17 lo. who went to England in 1733. at the age 
of 20 ; also a daughter Elizabeth, born March 18, 1711-12. They had : 

i. Mart, who d. young. 

ii. S.\MfH.L, m. Prudence Kneeland; no i«3uc. i'heir names were long 
held in veneration and esteem, as Dea. Ponballuw and wife, walking 
witb christian upriiclitci:?.-., and abundant in L^ood syorks. Tl.y Dea- 
con was also a ma-ist/atc, and adiu'nis'.i.roa justice _iu his s,):icrc 
without fear or favur. To q^uote fruin u late historian, " Ju.-tice 
Peniiallow was a strict constructionist, believing with C. J. Jay 
that justice should beadrjinistered faithfully, imi)artially, and with- 
out dei;;y. lie recoi;niv:ed only two uistin.-tiuns of character cf tljose 
living under and being entitled to the i)r.:>tection of the law.-, viz. : 
OiJC'Jienee to, and disobedience of, tliose laws. Neither the posses- 
sion of wc-alch nor any ad\entitious oonditiuM of life of the accused 
could inflacnce the old Deacon." [Brcii:st.cr.] 
3. iii. JoEN, m. lirst, iarah Wuuworth ; m. second, Ann \Ycndell. 

3. John' PexB-VLLo-w (John,' Sajnuel'^) m. flr^t, Sarah, dan. of Hunk- 
irg Weutworth and his wife Elizabeth Wibird. (11. W., uncle of the 
th?n royal governor, was chairmaix of the first Committco of Safety, 
1774.) They had eleven children : 

i. RicuARD-WiRiKD, merchant. 

ii. Jons, d. y'jung. iii. Elizabeth, d. j'oung. 

iv, Samufl, b. Juno 9, 1757 ; m. Hannah tJhcrbunic ; had Nancy,* who m. 

Judye Evans. 
V, Jo)ix, JI.C. 1777; m. Sarah Phillips; had three sons, all of whom d. 

single ; aKo two dauirliters: 

1. .bi^»aA,*whom. Eb'^n Hathaway, a!i eminent teacher of a gram- 

mar school and of nmsic in K>rt-ni oath, and wh-j~e dau;;Ltcr 
Anno* in. Col. W. \V. I'.rown, of Providence, K. 1. 

2, FJizabelh^'' who d. single, 
vi. Sarau, v.ho d. single. 

vii. Tjiomas. m. Hannah Bunburv, and had : 

1. Th'iinif- Wthird,^ mer.diant. b. .Jan. 17. 1781 ; J. Sept. 22, 1^76. 
He IQ. lirst, Hilary, dau. of JoLu Leach, of GlouccsUr ; tcc- 



32 Memoir of the I\ithaUow Famihj. rjjm. 

ond, SuHan, your?.>>t dau. of DuviJ Piarcc, of Glouctstcr. 
No i-?:iic Jiy f itlior uianinge. 
2. Saraii-Ann,^ who m. Jeremiah (loodwin, Esq., and liad t^-o 
daui^liters : 

1. Mary-E.-nioc.« ^v}lo lu. Jolin TrMt Paine, E-q., counsel- 

lor at l;nv in Ji .Mon, wiio d. at C'liftoiidale, July 21. 
If fo. Tluy had : 
(i) J.diM' and JcTcmiah.Mwiti;-, b. Auir. 12, 1829. 
Jevomiuh d. I»vc. 'J. 1832 ; John d. l\-)). 7, 1H51. 

(2) J<a?'clI:i-Sc\\aIl,T li. t:i'i.t. 30, 1S30 ; ni. Auir. 23, 

IS-IS, lloraiio G. lluniek. fcihu d. Jan. 12, 
16.^7. 

(3) Jon-iiiiuh-GLioJwin,' h. Xws. 19, 1332: d. Nov, 

30, I^.M. 

(4) Sarah-.\iin-Pcnha]i.)\v,^ li. Oct. 11, H35 ; m. 

Sej.t. 29, 1S53, Nathaniel Ilol.b.s. th.- d. Fch. 

0, is:.4. 

(5) Mary-l...,iii.so,' b. .March 31, 1B33 ; d. June 12, 

ISIO. 

(6) Mary-l.nui<-e,^ h. 1811 ; d. at the ai^e of 3 ^ cars. 
(') Lnoy-M.-AlIen,T b. June 13, 1844." 

(S) -Mary-Alioc' b. Dec. 29, 1M7 ; d. Sept. 19, 1849. 

2. Sarah-I. .rd,>= b. .Marcli 23. 1S14; lu. June 3. l-:;3, T.^hp.- 

bod Gu.jdu'in Jirdan, Esq., uli.i d. I'cb. 21. I^7J. Had : 

(1) Ar:v!>elia-Cazenove,' h. i>epc. 29, 1635 : m. Nuv. 

22,_ 1654, i'ranklin 1. K.jiliu.,. Esq. JIad sis 
o!)ildvrii, five noiv liviuf. 

(2) Sarah- J leach, ^ b. An- 10, 1^37 ; d. Oct. 30, 1S37. 

(3) Goodwin.' (4) Ichabod-Goodwin.^ 

(5) I'cniiatlow.' fThese la.■^t lour died vouna.] 
(6j Annie-l'enlalk.w.'' b. Feb. 0, la IS Tei. April 19, 
lb71. Albert li. i^wcotscr. Had Geori'o-A.s 
aiid Willinin-I.^ 
vjji. M.1KY, !). Dee. Ifi, 17G1 ; d. in 1S17, cet. S7 ; in. Daniel Austiu, Esq. 
Had seven cliildreu : 

1. Maria.^ 2. Snrah.^ 

3. JJani'l,'' Dart. Gdl. 1813; Ilarv. Coll. A.M. 1827: Iln.rv. 

Divinity .SenMul. 1827; elerifyman. settled over the first 
parish at Jiriirhton. lie lu. liannah Joy. 

4. Liidia- Waldo. ^ 5. JIanict.'' 

6. Elr-a,^ who m. Col. Strrart, and their dau. Arabella m. Prof. 

F. Bowen of Ilarv. Univ. Tiicir eon Charles d. bin-lc. 

7. Ahirjail,^ b. ISO I: d. 1837. 

is. Elizaeetu, b. March 25, 17C4 ; d. Sept. 20, 1705. 
-1. X. IIlnkino, b. Oct. 17tjO ; d. Sopt. 24, 1626. 

6. si. DENJAill.V. 

John' J'eulKallow married for his .second wife Ann AVendnll, sifter of 
Jnd^u Oliver AVendi.ll, and si.-ter also of Elizabeth AVciidell who married 
Kicliard AV'ibirJ. .Sue left uo issue. 

4. lUxKixG* rr.xiiALLOAV (./.'/<«,' Juhn^ ScD/veP), born October, 
17GG; d. Jjepteinber 21, 1S20; m. JJarriet, d:iu. of J)avid Pearcc, of Glou- 
cester, and widow of John Scott. They bad four sons and two ti:aii:biers : 
i. D.vvn)-Pf:\RC£, shipmnster ; b. Sept. 24, 1805 ; m. Mary Yeat'.n. Had : 

1. Mori'i'Louisc,^ m. Chas. Laight'iu ; d. onoycar after uiarriaL,'e. 

2. J)Uois-P€iircc,^ i\i. Jau. 13, 1^77. Ida Turner, and io uov.'" a 

eldjiniastcr sailin^r Ip'Iu San Fianfi>o>. 
ii. ANx-Wf.vDKi.L, b. (Jet. 22,''l'-i'S: lu. Sept. 30, 1-32. Key. Xaihauiel S. 
Folsuin. Sec llm. .^xx. 2j7, for a sketch of lii.-3 life. Had : 

1. J>j.<lli-.\nf/in,ii'!/,^ b. Aiiir. 8, 1)333; d. at sea, April 2o, ISjl. 

2. E'lirorii-i'f.nliollini:,^ !>. June 2>, lf-35; i(!l in buttle between 

liusecraiiic ana the <'ja!i.derate^, at iuca, Mitd. 



1S78.J JSIcmoir of the Penhallo^c Famihj. 33 

3. Sarnh-Brainard,^ b. Aug. Ql. 1530; d. June 1, ISH!). 

4. Parix-IIill,^ b. .Ian. IJ, ISIO; clerk in the Treasury Dcpnrt- 

iiii'iU, \\'ashiu_'t')n. 

5. Cfiarhs-Fo/lniJ !>. April 3, I«42 ; II. C. ISGO; M.D. ISOO : 

R'orctarv or the Mas^sicluisc-trs ]{.>ard of Health. 

6. Harnft-Err.ahth,^ h. I).-c. !?, I^IJ; la. Edwin Pascal Davis, of 

Lawremv, Ma^s.. Oct. ^-i, 1S77. 

7. Anna-Siaith^ b. Jan. 2, 1816. 

8. Kllrn-Minol,^ b. I'Vb. 5, 1848; a graduate of Vas^ar College, 

mid a teaclicr in the Rustou Girl's High Sehixil since 1?7-J. 
iii. JoiiN-Pr:\KCE, b. in ISI I ; u sliiprnasror, -vvrLokcd on Cajie Cwd in 161S ; 

his boly recovered and buried in PortiJiuoiith. 
iv. Ujkki£t-1'£.vkck. b. July, lsl3; was the iiiat wife of Rev. William 13. 

Jacobs. Had : 

1. Frauds- U'.,* Har\ard Law School ; counsellor at law, Bof-tcn, 

and Ma.cg. State Senator. 

2. Harriet'Clemfiiitinn.^ 

V. Andrew-Jacksov. b. .March 1, 1815 ; m. Mary Pickering. Had : 

1. Su.^an-Purcc!/.^ in. Iicovl'-c PiU.>;si-ll I'lecaian, July, 1^77. 

2. John-Prarce,^ dead. 3. Charles- Loic 11.^ 

4. Z)ci/o'-Prar(T,« ill. Sarah Dunlap iu 1»76 ; was a graduate of 

Amherst Agricullural College, and is now one of the pro- 
fessors in the Jaj)aue>e Agricultural College. 

5. Hnnnah-Joy.^ ti. EUznFati-Joy.^ 

vi. PE.^KCE-^V)■^•TWOKTu, shipmnster, b. Peb. 27, 1817; m. Oct. 16, 1845, 
Eiizab-th \V. P. Sherburne. Had : 

1. T/'omas- IV/wrrf,* b. Julv 22, 184G. 

2. VVi/>ifm-Thompxon,^ b. May 23, 184'J : d. April. 18G3. 

3. OWrlcs-ShcrOun,'.',' b. .May'lO, 1852: II. C. 1874. 

4. Pcarcc- Wtnticorih,'^ b. Christmas, 1655. 

5. B&NJAMiN"' PnNDAT.i.ov.' (./(//</^' John,^ Samucr), Judge of Court 
of Sessions ; m. first. Lucy lliirt, and h:u] : 

i. Olivfji-Wemiei-L, b. 18(X) ; d. 1874; m. first. Margaret, dan. of John 
Scott and his wif<; Harriot Poarce (aftcTw.irds wife of Hanking Pen- 
ballow), had twelve children, all of whom, except one (IL.irrie: Lou- 
isa), d. young. Ho m, second, Frances Smith, by whom he hud no 
issue. 

Benjamin had for second wife, Susan, dau. of CoL "William Pearce, of 
Gloucester, and had : 

ji. Lccr-Pi,iz.\EETH, widely known from her contributions to sooie of the 

best periodicals of the day. 
iiL Susan. iv. AsN-CAr-DEit. 

T. ClEMEMINA. vi. WlLLIJlI-Pt-ARCE. 

vii. Benjami.n-H., nrinter, b. 181'! ; m. Htpkzibah Shepard ; had WilUam- 

Peorrt^ and Arthur-J.incohi.^ 
viii. Jllia-M.\kia, not now living. Was an eminent teacher. 



Ari'KNDix TO THE Penhallow Familt. 

STEVENS. 
[From the Stevens Family Bihle.] 

S.^Ml>■EL Stfvens, Sen., b. Sept. 1GG5. 
Mm'.v Stevkss, Sen., b. Feb.. 1077. 

1. Alary StevcuH. Jr., b. Feb. 11, 1093 [m. Joseph IngcrfioU. Iler s<jn, Jo.«iah 

lngoi> i!I, in. iJuthiah Sargent, and had Jiethiub and Abigail, wi\c.s of 

iJavid I'l-^rccJ. 

VOL. ZXXII. 4 



34: ^Icrnolr of the PcnJiallow Family. [Jon. 

2. Sninuol St( vctis. .Fr., b. May 7, I(>96. 
/ 3. J;iiiK's Sttvctis, b. .\n:il 4. [Year torn oft'.] 
4. AM_LC:'.il Stevens. b.M;v7. 

6. »'olm Steven.-?, b. Jnlv II. " 
G. j'a\ia ^fevens, b. July 17. " 

7. AViUiaiu Stevpr^s, b. .January 9. " 

8. Susanna btevcns, b. March 2 " [m. David Ptarce,- son of Samuel']. 

INGKUSOrx. 

Jo.siAU Tngeksom, son of Mary Stoven«, er.-sm of Samuel oini Mary St/?vens, b. 
11 July, 1715 : m. Detbiah, dau. of John &vA iJcthiah Sarizeut ; d. Jan. 13, 17S9, 
Had : 

1. Bctbiah Ingci-poU. b. IS ,Iaii. 1710; in. David Pcarce, gr. -son of Samuel, 

.Marcii, 1759. Shed. 20 June, !7i}-2. 

2. Jo«iab Inr,'iTt()ll. 3. Mary Ingcr.-oU. 
4. Mavy lu'^ci^oU. 5. John In^or.<oll. 

6. Abigail-lnijursoll. b. 30 June, 1757; m. David Pearce, Jiis secoud 'wife; d. 

March 4, ISOO. 
1. Ncbeniiah. b. G An-. 1703; drowned, 178G. 
8. S;uab, t. July, l7G'j ; d. 17C3. 

PKARCF.. 

D.vTiD- Pf.arck (.con of Sarmiel), m. SucauLa Steven.^, dau. of Saiiitiel and Maiy. 
He died 17.^.9. Had : 

David, b. 2G Oct. 1730; d. 1S18; had three wives : first, Bcthiah, dau. of Jo- 
siah In.|Tersoll ond \\\r^ wile Bethiaii, who wa.o dau. of John and IJethi- 
ah S;ir_'ent ; she d. '20 June. 1792, «t. 62 vears. lie m. ►^eo'nd, IC 
Dec. nyj, Abi~,iii Ing'.'rsoil, b. .30 Jun-a, 17^)7, d. -1 March, If'OO. xMar- 
ried tfiirJ, '22 Sept. 1805, Elizabeth, widow of Wiieat Gil^.i-rt. of 
Broiikfieid, and dau. of C>1. Jeduthan and Jiliza (I'arkoian) BalJwlu. 
lier daughter, Harriet Eiiza (Jilbert, m. Mr. Ila.skcll, 

DaviI)^ Pf.arce (Dni-i/i,- S'n/hvrl^), had bv Bctiiiah, bis fir-t wife : 

i. B..thiah, b. Ifi July, 1701 ; m. iiobert \Viliiam.s, 20 June, 17S7 ; d. Oct. 
179S ; had liubert Pcarce* (father of Alexander* V»'illiam?. of tlic firm 
of A. Williams «!c Co. , pabli.shers, r>oston) with his brother Chnrles 
was of the firm of K. P. ."I C. WillianjD, Boston ; Charles,* d. eingie ; 
George.* d.younsc; Ilarrie'..* 
ii. Polly, b. 30 Aug. 1703; m. Jo!in Beach and had issue: 1. Wil^i'^m,'' who 
111. Lucy Tuoker, and had Marj*,* whom. Carlisle ; Amelia.* m. Aie:;- 
andcr Street, K.-ri. ; Kiizabeth ;' John,* m. dau. of Gen. Sti-r^t. and 
by a eeciiud marriage had i*sue. ^ons livinir in Iowa. 2. John,'' m. 
and had i.'-suc. 3. Etiza^'' m. Nov. 1S13, Jiiehard S. Smith. f>q.,* 
of Philad'-lphia : had two .«ons an J four daughterfa ; d. March, lfi7l. 
4. 3/rA-v,* 111. Tbi'.fnas W. Penhallow. 
iji. David, b. Ifii Jan. 17GG; H. C. 17p6; m. 7 Nov. 1793, Rebocciv Pai^^'i-il, 
duu. of 1>. Charles Ri;s-^ll and his wife Elizabeth Vaesall : Lad two 
sons and three daughters. 

• I insert the following note from the pen of a friend : 

•* Mr. S::ii: li wa.> b. Au^'. IG, 17S9. \Ip. i.s an eminent in«tanco of a lone, arrive. u«f fnl life. 
Cotiimom-inj; !iis apprcnriccsliia wi cofnmorce in iii< native tiry, Pi)il:i'lci(<hi.i, in 1h«'0, h;; 
was sent oiu .=uperear;.'o ofa .sli;i> to > vvclcn in 1810, li-t'>r»' he had n.:'clieil M.s twcnty-iir^t 
year. Ar.-ivinj tlicrc, Jic l>ccanie, lir-t, acting c<jiisal wliPn ho w.i.s only r.vtnry-two years 
of age, and, within a week afti-r tiie airiv.il of the rcj^niarly commi.'-ioncd consul, his vice- 
consul, and d-'J most important -(.rvice for Aineric^ti vessels. f)<)th in peace and in war, 
unlil bis ri.firii to the Uniitd .St.Ti.'-i carlv in ISl."}. He wa« aftrrwar-J* in bii^intss mulcr 
the lirm tf Haven & ."^mitli. In Is.'iO, lie was made one of the .lircctor.s of t^e Union In-ur- 
unce Com;, uiy, and its j.i.'.j.icnt in i;ii7 — vhicb oirice he has held from that lim-' to tli- pre- 
tent; an-i now, in hi.s ei/hry-niTtJi year. ;:ov>i daily to liis oiiice from his Iiom<", a disranre 
of ri:;!'ti;i.i: miles, lie is fre^ln r and liri;;!i''.T than mo-t men a <piarttr of a cunrury his 
juniors. Ho is one of six hrotlitr-, all of win.m have lived to ccl.;l>rate tlicir coidcn wcd- 
diiig. A ii-ciiiImt of fh(! E;>i«cop:d '•linrch, l:i.< fi K tiry in hi< civi! and doTiiv<-:ie rt-^ations 
his l>cen in con-tant liarmony witli lii- ri;!i-':"i'.-i pr' f.-^'-ions, wliilc his inf'ii- .'ti.f '/e-.l 
Las fustcrtd the instiiutious of liis church and prumotti the intcrtbts of a co'riiauu ciirlit- 
iaiiity." 



XI 



lc-78.] Memoir of ihe Poihalloic Familij. 35 

ir. Sarrvli, b. IS So]>t. 170? ; jn. first. J.^natlr.m Wiliip.rii«:. 12 July, 1T>0. and 

^(■(.•oiui, AlMJiWi Clifiver, M.l).,* iS 0>\. 17'.<8 ; had one siiu ])iiiid- 

ruirct'' \\'i!!iams, h. lT'J-3, II, C. 1611, a voung lawytr tji gnnit 

piomi>;e, li. Orf Mr\\', lfll3. 
V. Abi^tail. \>. S Feb. ITTo; ni. JJenJ^iniin Homer, of Boston; d. leiwiog St-v- 

in.l cliililreii ; not one li\ ini^ Oct. l^"7.f 
vi. John, b. 07 FV!». 177r» ; d. in France, 17!iS. 
vii. Hanict, h. 10 Awj. 1777 : d. (5 June, 177S. 
viii. lJ;irri<.-t, b. 63 March. I7.'^i) ; m. that, John Scott, bad M;>ri:'urct.* i\ ho m. 

Oliver 'Wcndoll l*cn!;.i!!<jw ; m. second, Hanking Per.hail^w, and had 

four e^)ns and two d.uii^hters. 
By Fcoond wife, Davio^ lind : 
is. SuMnna Slt■vc:l^. b. 8 .lii'.y, 1793; m. Thom^.s W. Peahallow, hi? Frcond 

vife; il. -21) Oct. l^U'". 
X. Frrderiok-Aniri.'stu^-tuh'ir.n, b. II Jan. 179.'. • d. la Feb. TM. 

Mary-IngeiboU, h. I'J March. 1797 ; d. 21 ^.-it. I'v^O"** OO/^ 

BUTLER. 

[From anoilier old F.inn!y IV.ble ] 

Petkr' Bctlfr and ^^.\RV Alfokk. his wilo. had : 
i. Pctov,- in. Klizalieth Uruwn, Aii^. Ivl [yoar ob'.Uerated], dau. of Abra- 
iaiu and Kobfcca Brv^u^u, b. Nov.' 17. 1G'>1. P&Ctr d. 11 AUi;!.i5t, 
lOm. Ihr-v bad : 

1. Petor.'.b. Feb. 0, 1682-3 ; d. 25 Feb. 1725-6. 

2. banuud,' b. Ja-.. 17. 16^5. 

3. Johu.-^ b. Jan. 21, i037 ; d. 25 Seoc 172*3. 

4. Elizabeth.^ b. May 25. IftOl ; d. Feb. 25, I70n.; 
.4. Mary,^ b. Feb. H. 101'3-4. 

(i. Iiezekiah,3 b. June 10, 1006. 

7. Aitord,^ b. Feb. i, 1003 ; lu. Mercy lay, £7 Jaa. 172(J-2l. 

WIBIRD. 

TrcEAKD W:r.?KD came to Portsmouth from England before 1700. Julv 10, I70I, 
ho m. the wido'.v Rediord. (Williain Redtord was Reg. ot" lioeds. 1GJ3 to l»>'.)7,) 
Inl'/IG, he wri-! one of the King'.s Council fur the Provin.e -jf New Ilanrjshire. 
In 1727, he paid tlie highest tax iu tlie town of PorceDJoutb, and U s.ud to have 
erected the first brick houfce there, ^\".l3 a very wealthy man. Ho had : 

i. Richard,- b. July 7, 1702; H. C. 1722; m. EU/^ibe:h Wendell, si?tpr of 

Judge Oliver Wendell. Thi* Richard wj'S Collector of Cuetoms in 1730; 

one of the Kinii't Council. 1739 ; in 1710, v.a«a purchaser of ODe-!ittccnth 

of Macon's Giant ; Jud-je of Probate in 17o2 : d. 1765. 

ii. Eii/.abcl}i,- m. liunkin^ Wentworth; her dau. in. John Feuba'l ;w, and 

had eleven children. 
iii. Thonias,^ b. 17uG ; II. C. 172S : was never married; d. Nov. 12. I7fi5, and 
bequeathed by bis will IbO steriin;: to the Rev. Mr. Wheelock for the use 
of his Ir.dian School ; aL-a to llar\ard Coll'ire about the same aai"unt fur 
the purchase of book.- f^r t!:e library tl;ere ; and further by an.'ther 
" Iteui,*' " I i.'ive and bequeath all my silver piate to the Ci:urch of 
Christ of whicli I am a ineuiiier. to L»? C'.ii'.erte<i and manuiacc.irt-i into 
o rij^gim under the care of the Committee of said Churoh lor the time 
beinir, f ir t!ic u-e of fsiid C'iuiroh and their euceeesors forever." Two 
fl'iirons Were made from tlie plate. 
iv.John,- la. Elizabeth, dau. of RcT. Jafioz Fitch, U. C. 1G94 ; her sister 
Ann nj. Rev. Natliaiiiel Clookiu, and her ti-ter Marj" ni. Fmuci-* Cabot. 
John an.l Eii/abeth had Anthony,* H. C. 1747, Rev., ujinister at Biain- 
tree, d. tingle, 

♦ T)r. Ch'^evor afrcrwards married >riv'5 Scott, anrl had : 1. Ch;<rl.^s A. ; H. C. 1S13, M.D. 
ISir, : (J. ISVJ; wos niiiticnt ill hi- 1 1< l'c,"i>ii. 'J. ILiiz.i'crli, d. sii irlc. 

T Tli« ;r d.iii;r!iter Mary-l'..^ IIoiu. i n.. Tics. l):xuii. Km) , anl L..1 i>t'«- alia R.-Horiier* 
l3i\(.Ti, I'.-q.. now of Toronto, Caiia.ht. The l.iti'T pcutlctniii hx< pniiifl a l.rivf ;:'!ie.iloiry 
of ttij I'earce f.-i'iiiy in the KKfitsri a. vi. i.'7'i-7J, ai; J uukoC the Uoincr J-Uiily ui iSfidg- 
iiiiin'> KinL's Ciiaiwl L;[iil3! Ii-, pp. '.'ol-l. — Ld. 

X She m. Joliu U'utu, and alter Li:> deutb, m. John PcnLailow. 



36 Autoh lOfjraphical JJemoir of Tf7///a/?i Jiolch. [Jan. 



J\N ATJTOBIOGI^APlITr.M: MEMOIR OF WILLIAM 

KOTCII. 

■\>'uiTTr.x i\ Till: i:iGHriFTn yi:AU of ins agh. 
Coiumuuiaiteil by FiiErr.RiCK C. Saniukp, J-2sq., of Nantucket, Mass. 
[Continued from vol. xxxi. page 254. J 

J'l'^* arrived in the harbor of Xewj^ort, -where Capt. Dawson 
cominandcd ihe navy and Gen. Prescott the arUiV, but the 
rcfuirees had made interc:-! with the ijt'ncral not to permit U3 to land, 
and v.e were ordered to depart by Capt. Dawson. Wc interceded 
with liini to let us elay a litllo longer, for we found the expedition 
was progressing rapidly, and unless we could arrest it, it woidd be 
in vain to [iroceed to 2se\v York. 

Again Dawson, by request of Gen. Freseott, under tlic influence 
of tliC refugees, ordered us immediately to depart. Dr. Tapper 
now for the first time went on board, ami \n his plain, blunt way, 
after the usual ceremony of entry, addrc.-sod him in this way ; "You 
order us to depart. AVe caunot be frightened away, nor v:iU we 
depart. AVe know the extent of your authority. You may make 
ii prize of our vessel and imprison us. Much better for us to be 
thus treated than to be sent away. AVe come fur peace, and you 
oxight to encourage everything of the kind," occ. &c. His reasons 
made such an iuiprcssiou on Capt. Dawson that he gave us leave to 
remain as long as we pleased. The refugee boat came several times 
to us to endeavor to get us off. AVe insisted on going on shore, 
but this they steadily retused. 

Afrer tlie conversation witli Ca] t. Dawson, this boat came again, 
and i^r. Tapper insisted that lie v.onld gu on shore. They stiil de- 
nied him unless he would stay with them. As he was not always 
exact iu his expressions, to answer his purpose he said, "AVell, I 
am gf'ing io otay," and almost torcibly got into their boat and went 
a-ho;-e, i)oirig sntisftcd. if he could see tlio Gcjieral, he could in this 
respect de^noy tlie inriuence of the refugees. He did accordingly 
get leave for Samuel Starbuck, and the next day for me to come on 
shore. AVe found it necessary to be in friend.^hip with the refugees, 
that, if possibh', wc niight stop the cunx-Tit of this inten«icd pre- 
datory visit. ] got on shore in the afternoon, and found that I 
must wait on Gon. Preseott. Knov.ii^.g his brittle temper, and it 

• T)r. IkMijamii) TupT^er, Saniuf ! Starrn'.rk ar.fl Mr. Uotch, a conimittoo of the tovvTj to 
rciirf>pnt it> cn~t to tJic llritisli ci)ii>ii!a:itji.is. .-itt iikcistur, xxxi. 2o4. For in.'icr U-^tjila 
ot>n<t •.•ii:n:r several evoiits n.irniri'il \.\ tlii-- niiti-l'i'.gr:i; liy. mc Mr. Starbrck.'- ar;ic'c.<, 
" N.i(;rii.kit in tlie H<;v./luti.»ii." in t'lC IlKi.isrKR for Jni>':i:i<J Oct'^i/er, 1p74, ;:inl Jumiary 
and Ajiril, 187.5. T(:c pi'ii"jiJ cmlir.ncd in tlio purri-m f.'.' tin- ;(r;c,i,ii.:rra|iliv prii'tud in tlijs 
nuiiii-'.r of tli«- lliGisFKU \i treated 111 by Mr. SmruuvK in tLe liutalxr iyr Jaraia'-y, Ibri 
{ante, .\.\;x. 4S-.>{y.— lil). 



1878.1 Ai'fobiofjrajj/u'ral ^famo^r of William Jioivh. 37 

lieiDc: ill tliC aftcrnoo'i}, I almost dreadotl to appear in hi? presence. 
Jlo'.vovor. let inv trpntmont be what it would, I do?ii-cd the meeting 
over, .'lud ni-eovilini;)y weiu. \ 

I was iiitrofJiioeu by one of hi? aid.--. lie received r\\c very cor- 
dially, i;a\e mc his hand and said, '* 'Sir, Rntcli, will you have some 
dinner? 1 can give you irood broad, tlit)ULrh the rebels t^ay v.e Ikuc 
ncuie." 1 thanked him, sayinjr I had dined. " Well," eaid he, 
" will you have a glass of wine y I answered, "I have no oiijcc- 
ti(^a, if thou canst put up with my ]dain way." ]\[y glass was filled 
with his own and those o{ all the oiHccrs at the table. As a stranger 
introduced, th.ey all drank to me before 1 put the glass to my lips. 
I then observed : "General, as I mentioned before, if thou couldst 
pui up with mv plain way, 1 was willing to take wine with thee ; 
but as we, as a society, disuse these ceremonies, and I have always 
foimd it best Xo keep to my profession, let me be in what company 
I mav ; therefore I hope my nut making a like return will 7iot be 
actjoptod as a mark of disrespect, for I mean it not as such." His 
nni: wcr was, " Oil no ! If a Quaker v.lll but be a Quaker, it Is all 

1 want of him; but , Jie is no Quaker " (naming one of our 

profe^sIon), and I was sorry tor the civsc of this remark. 

AfVer some conversation, I mentioned that 1 did not wish lo in- 
trude further on his time, and rose to retire. '' Oh no," says he, 
" A-on must lake some ecilee." I acconliuLrly stopped. \Iq was full 
of conversation respecting the siege oi the Americans, aVid made it 
a \-Qvy trifling thing. 1 then mentioned (the French floe: being at 
that time before the town) that twelve capital ships being so near 
was much against them. "To be sure," said he, " it is net very 
pleasant, luit we donl mind them." I then gladly retired. 

A\'e applied to Maj. Winslow, formerly of Plymouth, to intro- 
duce us to Col. Fanning, the principal. AVhen v.e stated our situa- 
tion, that v.o were liJcely t(j be destroyed, the Colonel was very 
high, saving we might join the English then. I observed that such 
a step would inevitably lead to our destiuction. "Well," said he, 
" have not 1 been destroyed also?" 1 believe he was governor of 
North Carolina at the beginning of tl;e war.* 

Maj. 'Winslow endeavored to soften him by representing our 
peculiar situation ; but there seemed little prospect of anytiiing 
favorable wiien wo parted. 

They had a Board of KcfuGfccs established, of which Col. Fan- 
ning was president, v/ho would hear us when they met. \\ e ac- 
cordingly attended, and found Fanning very mild and disposed to 
alleviate our suil'erings. 

As we projioocd a[)plyincc to the commander-in-chief at >iew \ ork, 
v.'c asked if they would put olf their expedition until they could 

• Co!. K'l.Tmn'l Faniii:ig was a «on-in-Iair of Will-jm Trvon, gorcnior of North Ciiro- 
Ha I ; 1,'Ut h::, hi-.ucir, was n jvcr gov.jrnor oi that ci,!oiiy.— Ed. 

''01.. XXill. i* 



38 j^a toll ion rapliiral JMcnioir of William liotck. [Juii. 

know tlic result of our mis.'^ion. Fanning tliouglit this rcasonaMe, 
um\ put the quotlon tf all the principals there. Tiiey all readily 
agreed until ic eanie to . ivho very rcluetnutly gave hi.-? concent. 

We then j)rocooded to New York, and applied to the coninv.iuders 
Co;iuu<»d<ire i^ir George Collier of the navy and Sir Henry Clinton 
ci' the aunv. 

Uu repretenring our case to Sir George Collier, he readily gavo 
us an order forbiddinir a.ny British armed ves^jcl to take anything 
out of our harbor. Tiiis was a great relief. I then laid before hiui 
llic stntc of our captured seamen, that all the exchanges of prisoners 
v.ere partial, that as we niaile uo prisoners we had none to exchange; 
c(>nsc(juontly ours remained in the prison ships until they mostly 
died. On his understanding tlic rcasonahk-ness of our rccpiest, he 
or;lered that all our men sliould he released wh.o were not taken in 
armc'l vessels ( foi- such wc had no rijht to apply), and that it should 
not be so in future as long as he held the conunand. 

AVo al>o apjilied to Sir Henry Clinton, through one of his aids, 
JMaj. AniliO, ti'.at line young man who lost his life as a spy. We 
could get no wrirtcn order from hhn, but he intimated that he ^.ould 
direct iliat those in his dejvartinent should not molest us, which he 
no d(;ubt did, as they gave up their expedition, and we had a little 
fpiict until Sir George Collier's conunand ex])ired, and he was su- 
perseded by tiie arrival of Admiral Arbuthnot, and the shaving 
mills then came ui)on us, 

Timothy Folger was then scut to New York, and he obtained a 
like order to that obtained from Sir George. Added to this, he got 
permits for a few vessels, about fifteen, to v.hale on our coast, vrhich 
were successful ; but it was with great ditficulty that distinction 
could l)e made between English and American cruisers, as the latter 
would make prizes of us if British permits \^cre found. 

I now come to the most trying scene in my whole experience 
during the war. I was with four others impeached for high treason, 
by 'J'iiomas Jenkins, when there v.as no step between being clear 
and (.leath. 

The laws of this state at that lime made it high treason for any 
pvasou to go to a jhitish port without the consent of the court. "\Vc 
h:\d been well assured that if wc applied we slmuld be refused, and 
if we did nol api-iy to the JJriti^h, we must from every appearance 
be ilestroyed by them. Under serious considcriUion, I was willing 
to be j=nncd to the two others, and as before stated, proceeded as 
with our lives in our hands. This was nuulc one of the great 
charges in the impiMchmcnt. 

V»'e were exiunined before a committee of the court on the im- 
peachment, but knowing we were to appear again when the wit- 
nesses shoidd attend, wc made no defeJice, which wc afterwards 
found was an error in judgment. 

By this means the court thought us guilty, and were about to 



1{><'8.] Aiiioiiographlcal^h'hioirofWiUinin liOtcJt. o9 

jn.iko an order to flio p'aud jury to find Ji bill npainst and commit 
us to prison, wliich it' it li:id taken place would have bceti in ihe 
FCvc'o winter of USD. 

ir:i])[iil\' my much valued frioiul. AValtcr S{)<'H)ncr, Esq., a mem- 
ber oftiic court, jujt then arri\ed, ])erceivcd ihc business before the 
court, and cau^e to me for iniVtruuition. ^\'c tokl jiim we had ro- 
Kcrved our defence for the second examination. Ho said we were 
in error, and nuist send for Jenkins, Avho resided in Lynn, :ind have 
another exann'nation, and he would get the cuurt to stav j)rocced- 
ing:? imtil this sliuuld be done. AVc all thcrcfoic met befoie liis 
committee. Gen. AN'ard, a worthy character, was in the chaij-. It 
was put to me lirst to answer to the high charges. AVhcn 1 arose, 
Gon. AVard politely tokl me 1 need not rise. I thanked him, but 
my heart was so jull that my tongue seemed incapable of utterance 
Avhile sitting. 

1 answered the cliarges in such a manner as fully to convince the 
committee of our innocence, ^^'hen I had finished, the chairman, 
doubtless from a desire to put our minds at ease, asked me ^^]leu 
we expected to r-. turn home. I replied that he could licttor jud:,^e 
of that than J coidd, being, as I was, in custody. He then asked n^e 
if I would take the e^ubpojuas for the witnesses to Xaniucket and 
deliver them to the sheriff. This was also to console our minds. I 
answered in the afiirmative, if he lljought proper to entrust me with 
them. 1 afterv/anl took and delivered them. 

In the spring following, then, we again appeared before the coiut 
with twelve out of twenty of the witnesses, being all I could get 
together to attend, and then had another full examination. Ikfore 
wc entered upon it, I desired liberty to ask Jenkins a cpiestutn, 
which was granted. Some of his friends had propagated a re- 
I)ort that I had ottered him money to withdraw his comjilaint. I 
then put the question whether 1 had ever made him an oiler of tlie 
kind, but it irritated him, and I therefore went no further in a ques- 
tion to him, but desired liberty to make my drclaratiou before we 
entered ui)on the charges in the complaint, which was readily 
p-anted. 1 then said, ''1 now declare, in the most solenm manner, 
tliat I have never, directly nor indirectly, by myself or by any other 
person for me, offered one fartiiing to Thomas Jenkins to witluhiiw 
or in any way mitigate the charges in his complaint now exhibittd." 
1 looked over the charges and made my defence article bv article, 
and when 1 had .^:one tin-ough the whole, I obti rved to the commit- 
tee, that if 1 had not answered fully to their satisfaction, if tht-y 
•would put any iiu< stion which they thought would throw more li.ht 
iqjon the sulrject, 1 woiud answer it \\iiiK»ut the least e<pjivocatii>a 
or mental reservation. The chairman, Gen. Ward, made me a lew 
bow; no question was asked. They then took the complaint and 
examined the v.itnestcs one by one, on each charge. " ^\'lJat do \.iu 
know of this, Mr. (such a one) ? " reailing the charge. '' S^o- 



40 An.tobio-/rap/iical Memoir of inih'am Rotch. [Jan. 

ihi)iij;''^ jmd po to tlit-" next, and throughout the wliolc charges — 
" JS'olhino" was tl-o answer, except frora ^tlarslial Jenkins. lie 
began to tell what the rclugecs tokl him at the Vineyard when tliev 
returned from Nani'.u'kot ; hut Gen. "Ward stopped him and asked, 
*M\'crc you at Xanluekct?" lie answered, '' No." "Then you 
can give no evidence." 

One cliarge against ine was " corresponding with the enemy." 
This correspondence was a letter given to Ebenezcr Coftin, address- 
ed to Gen. j^resrott, requesting tlic release of his son, and assuring 
iiim tliat he h;id not beeu in an armed vessel. I'his same Kljcruzer 
CofKa acquainted his brother Alexander that I had given the letter, 
who ustid his utmost against me. 

This couunittee was composed of the two branches, of tiie House 
and Senate, who reported to their several departments. The house 
then took the vote and cleared us fully, except one single vote, but 
the senate in their vote held us. A. committee of conference was 
appointed. They met and reported. Each branch adhered to its 
former vote ; thus we were discharged by the house and held by the 
senate ; but we were not detained, and so it remained until we weit 
set at liberty by the peace. 

In the complaint 1 was charged with being the means of prevent- 
ing a brig, which had much of Jenkins's property on board, frum 
being I'ctaken. T suppose such was the case by reasoninir with tlic 
owners then present. The kcvcn armed vessels had gone over the 
bar and anchored, waiting for the Mowing of the tide to take the 
brig out. It was suggested by some hot-headed men that they could 
retake her. I admitted it. but asked the owners if it would be an 
even stake, observing, " They have now got what they will take, at 
this time, and if this vessel is stopped it will bring the seven armed ves- 
sels into the harbor again, and no doubt the destruction of the town 
■will be the consc(|uenee." (For there was no etfective force to pre- 
vent it.") "If you, the owners, will let her go, I am willing to eon- 
tribute to the loss of the \essel and goods on board in the same 
proportion that I should pay in a tax of equal amount." A great 
number of peo[)le were present, who generally united in the proj)0- 
sal. Tlie owners let her go, and I contributed seven hundred and 
twenty dollars towiird the loss of the property, Avhieii was more than 
double n)y proportion of a like tax. 

AVhen this circumstance was knowii, while we were in Boston, it 
raised a great indignation against Jenkins, that such a charge should 
be in the charges, when I had made doulde comiiensation to what I 
ought. In a conversation with him at the time o( our examinatio'.i, 
several others- being jtresent, I understood him that I ought to make 
some concession, ^ly answer was, "Jf turning my hand over in 
the way of concession would withdraw the complaint, I would not 
do it. If my innocence will n(»t [irotect me, and my life siiould be 
taken, my !.>lui'd will bo required a.t thy hands." Tiiis tthi;cked liim, 



1878.] Aictolioqntphical Memoir ofWillium liotch. 41 

b'll 't <lid not Ijist loiif^, as Avhon he told some C)f his friends that he 
bi'li.'Ycd Siuniicl .Stoibiiok and inytclf were clear, and llu-y asked 
him wliy 1)0 did not take onrnames out of tl:e complaint, he replied, 
"JJeeause ii suits me best to keep them in." So callous a heart I 
hoj)e is not ollen to be niet Avilh, thus playing with our lives as Avith 
II tennis ball. I am glad to leave this trauie tctne and j-rococd. 

Some time in tho }ear 1760, Admiral Arbuthuut returned to Eug- 
Jand, and Admiral Digby succeeded him. Aa soon as Arbuthnot 
was gone, those jJundering refugees were u])on us again, our pro- 
tection having cea-ed by his (ic]»arture. O'liis renewed our perplex- 
ity. The t'jv.ii was convened to consult about measures t<j prevent 
destruction. 'J'lie result was to send a conuiiitiee to iSew York 
to solicit an order from Admiral Digby similar to that we had 
before. It was proposed to mc to go with two others. I had 
been then coiifincd nearly nine months with the rheumatism, had 
just left my crutches, and was hobbling about ■with a cane, tliere- 
fore 1 could not tiiink of such an undertaking ; but all others utterly 
refused to go unless I would accompany them. This brought a 
great strait upon my mind. Go, 1 thought, I could not, and 
io omit it scciiicd almost inevitable destruction. At last I couseuted, 
under great nppi-ehension that I ehould not live to return. 

\\Q accordingly set pail, and when we were off Khode Island, I 
was obliged to have them go to the east side of the island and lay 
there several days, for my pain vras so great that T coukl not bear 
the motion of the vessel ; but we got safely to Xew York in a hxi 
days after it abated. 

Admiral Digby had an-ived, Commodore vVffleck (since Admiral) 
Etill being there, and he having kindly assisted in procuring the per- 
mits for a few whaling vessels the year before, we fir^t applied to 
him. AVe asked him to introduce us to the Admiral and assist us 
in procuring protection against these cruisers in our harbor, and 
Bome permits for the fishery. lie looked very stern, and said. "I 
don't know how you can have the face to ask any indulgence of us. 
I assisted you in getting permits last year, for which I have been 
sorry. I find you liave al.uised the confidence we placed in you, for 

Caj)tain , who cruised in Boston bay and its vicinity t'jld me 

he could hardly find a ves.-?el but what had the permits, and you 
deserve no favor," <icc. Sic. I heard him ])atiently through while 
he was giving us such a lecture, knowing ] could overthrow it all. 
I then answered : " Conunodore AlHeck, thou hast been gro^'sly im- 
posed upon in this matter. I defy Captain to make such a 

declaration to my face. Those permits were put into vvj hands. I 
delivered them, taking receipt for each to be returned to me at the 
(nd of the voyage, and an obligation that no transfer should be made 
or copies given. I received back all the pi-rmits cxcejit two, before 
I left liome, and shoidd j>roba!jly have received those two on the 
day 1 sailed. Now if any such du]jlicity has been practised, / 



42 ■ J^risoyi JShipfi a7id the Old Mill Prison. [Jan. 

am the person who is accountahlo, and I am now here to take tlie 
pui.lslimeiit such portidy (k'sel•^'es." lie immciliately became plaeid, 
and said, " "You deserve f ivov ; /am now going to the admiral. Do 
you <^o there in i\n hour." AVc attended punctually. He introduood 
iiie to the Admii-al, and informed him that his predecessor, Admiral 
Arbullmot, pranterl the people of Xantneket a te^Y permits fur the 
fishery last year, adding, " 1 can assure your Excellency they have 
made DO bad use cf them." Thus after a storm came a pleasant 
calm. 

[To be contiuucd.] 



PRISON SHIPS, AND THE "OLD MILL PRISON," 
PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND, 1777. 

Commurjicnted by the Rev. S\mvel Cutler, of Foston. 

ri^lIE following extracts are from the Journal of ]\Ir. Samuel 
-A^ Cutler, who sailed from Newburyport in the privateer P>rig 
Dalton, as clerk to Eleazer Johnson, commander, November 15, 
177(>. 

Mr. Cutler was born in Boston, Oct. 5, 17.52, and died June i'S, 
1832. He was the youngest child of David, of Boston, and a de- 
scendant from John Cutler of Ilinahara, ]\Iass., originally from 
Sprow&ton, CO. Norfolk, England, 1637. For further information, 
ece the Genealogy of the Cutler Family, by the Rev. Abner ^Inrse. 

The journal was kept by Mr. Cutler while on board the Dalton, 
and a prisoner in the vessels of Great Britain, and at ^lill Prison, 
Plymouth, Eng. From it we have selected the items here commu- 
nicated. They give some insight into prison life in the opening of 
the Revolution ; for the writer remen)bers the statement of Mr. C, 
that the prisoners from the Dalton were among the earliest occu- 
pants of " ]\lili Prison."* 

JOURNAL. 

Nov. 15, 177C. Si'iled from Newburyport, Mass., in the Privateer Brii? 
Dalton, niouutiug 18 carriage guns and IG swivols, Eleazer Johiisou com- 
mander. 

?.Iarch IC. Arrived at Portsmouth (N. H.), and canio to anchor in 
Pepperill's Cove. 

Nov. 2G. Sailed upon a cruise with 120 men. 

Nov. 23. Cha?eJ a sloop ; night came on, could not come up with her. 

Dec. 12. Chased a hiig, which proved to be a Froncli l.rig. 

Dec. 23. Chased a snow, A^hicli proved to be a Danish suow.f 

• Sec ? list of Amcricin pri.'Oiicr* in Old Mill Pri<!on, in tlio REGisTrn. xix. 74-';. 136- 
141, 2)9-13. The prisoners t;ikr;n from tiic Daltou will be found on p. 74 of lli:U volunie.— 
Kn. 

t A vessel Willi two ra.ist.s, aud a third small inAst just ab.ift the ui.iia-niiibt, carrying a 
trysiui. 



1S7>:.] .Prison Ships and the Oid Mill Prison. 43 

J')ec. 2-1. In Intitute 41 No., long. 14 "West. Lii^lit brc-eze. At 2 P.M. 
f:i\v a .viil. * >" * l3cut to quarters. At 10 T.INI. she gave us a gun. 
TliOii anoilier. OixleroJ us to surrouili?r, which we thouglit bost, as i-ho 
j»rovfs to be llic Kaisonable,* of 01 gun?, Tliomns FiizlicTl)!.'!. 'J'hoy 
bo.iiiletl us swonl in hmid, and sent us all on board the ship without sutl'er- 
ii'.g us to take our clotlic.s. All except ihft c.tpia'u, '2 lientcnants, ma-.tcr. 
Buriicon, cajtt. marines, 1 prize master, myself and '2 boys were iudisciiui- 
jnaie'y turned down in the cable tier to sleep on the bare cables, as Capt. 
Fitzhcrbet would not sulVer them to bring their clothes, but let his own 
people rob us of what they thought i)roper. 

[One or more leaves of the journal are missing. These probably con- 
tained an account of tlu-ir treatment ou board tiie Kaisonable, the voyage 
to I'lymoudi, and their transfer to the liellcisle, C;^pt. Brooks, " where we 
meet with better usage."] 

I'rcvious to J;in. "io, 1777, and probably written on board the T?ollei?le, 
in Plymouth harbor, we liave tlie record, ••• Arrived from a cruise the Theris 
frigine of o2 guns, with the briii Triton. James Tileston master, from ]S'o\v- 
buryport to liilboa, wiiidi the Thetis took on her passage."' 

,1a a. 20. Arrived tiie Soiitliampion, a frigate of 32 guns, frora a cruif«?. 
Also the Weasel sloop of IG guns. 

Jan. oO. Came Capt, lirown (ai>d otheis) of the privateer sloop " Charm- 
ing Sally," 10 guns, which the " Nonsuch," of 04 guns, took and sent to 
this port. C;^.pt. JJrown belonged to New Haven, iu Conn., aud sailed from 
Dartmouth, Nov. 28, 1776. 

February Ttb. vSecond remove froni the Belleisle (after being ou board 
her 18 doys) to the Torbay, 71 gr.ns, Capt. St. John, which lays at moor- 
ings iu llamoaz. [ilamoaz is one of the three divisioiis of FiymoiUh har- 
bor.] Tlie people are removed from the cable tier to the 'twixt decks, 
vhere is a pen built up forward, iu a bay, much like a sheep pen, so small 
all cannot lie down at a time. 

Feb. 13, 1777. Third remove from the Torbay — after being on board 
her G days — to the Burford of 70 guns. George Bov.yer, Fsq., commander, 
a man of liumanity, tenderness and compassion, wliich we have all expe- 
rienced. "Wlien he found what a situation Fitzherbet loft us in, he express- 
ed himself sur])ri<ied, and told us he would do all in his power to make our 
situation as comfortable as pos«;ible, and give us all the indulgence he 
could, consistent with his duty. Capt. Bowyer has taken our necessitous 
condition so much into cousi<lcration as to order all that are destitute of 
beds, bcddin:;, clothes. Ccc, to .\ considerable amount, which we have rcison 
to believe, by hir> own aoknowledginent. is at his own expense. For whii-h 
favor we are very thankful. Such humane behaviour demands our grateful 
ackno'.vledgmr nts. 

[It io i>leasunt. after one hundred years, to note especially this record of 
kindness to his prisom.rs on the part, of Capt. Bowyer. If the severity of 
Fii/herbct lives afti.r him, so does the loving-kiudaess of liuwyer.] 

Feb. l.'>. Tiie Buyne of 74 gusis, the Torbay of 74, Alboinc of 74, 
Belleisle of 01, tlic Thetis frig.ite of 32 guns, sailed upon a cruise. 
By Capt. Bowyei's ordtirs sent to the Koyal iIos{»ital: 
liics. l'ay].;v, Ehen'r Hunt, 

Nath'l Bayley, "^Vill Horner, 

• Tlii.o ship, intlio Ili-trjry of Nc-.vbunT'ort by Mrs. K. V. •'^mith, jagc383, is c^ll'd 
the Itca-.onabie; an J \l i> so called in ilio ICoyai Kakaoi'r for 1770. 



44 Boston Commitlee of Corres'i'^ondencc, y.^c. [Jan. 

Jr.!*. Clark, Ilciil>en Tucker, 

Dan'l Lriijo, v>iv\ Jotia. Wliitn.ore, all sick cf tlilTer- 

Dan'l Cottle, cut fiisonlers. 

Feb. 17. Tiie JOxporiuient of 50 guns,' James Wallace coinmauder, 
flirivcd from New York. 

]8th. Lizard, frigate, of o2 guus. arrived fioni Halifax, dismasted. 

20tli. Kljenezer iluiit died at tlie Hospital of a fever. 

*2o>d. Returned tlic Torltay, sprung a leak. 

20tli. Kcniniod the l^o^ne. sj)rung her bowsprit. 

]\Iarch I, 1777. Arrived the Liverpool frigate of ?>'}, gun?, Capt. Hel- 
Ifw, fro'.u TTalifax. 

Gth. Sail- d iho Souierseft of 74 gun':, for America. The frigates Blond, 
Signet aiKi Active, of .')2 cams each. up)Ou a cruise. 

Maicli l-l. Sailed tlie Kaisonablc of Ci gnns, for America, and the 
Augusta upon a crui.se. 

iGth. lictunied the Alboine, sprung her main mast. 

Jenkins, Wtleb and Walker, three Americans, brought on hoard here a? 
prisoners, being taken on their pass.ige from South Carolina to Xantz, by 
several ]*»riti>b seamen, who belonged io the ship, who rose and confined 
the ca})taiu with the >hij/s crew, and carried her into Liverpool. The ship 
belonged to the Congress, loaded with indigo, rice, «fcc. Those that rose 
and took the ship Lad no part of the capture, but were pressed on board a 
snip of uar. 

[iJather hard usage by the English government toward the seamen of her 
own nation, who had so successfully cajdured and carried into port an 
American vessel. The n.'.ue of the prize is not recorded.] 

[To be continued.] 



RECOKT) OF THE LO.^.TON COrM^ITTTEE OF CORP.ESPOND- 
P:XCE, INSPECTION AND SAFETY, lilAY TO NOV. 177b. 

Copied Lv j.cnni^sioa of S.\Mr/:L F. McCli:.\hv. F.iq., City Clerk, from the original 
record-bt'cik in tLu aicliives of the City of Boston, Muss. 

[Continued from vol. xxxi. pa;je 291.] 

i7:f.. ^T a Meeting of the Committee of CoiTesnondcnce, Inspection 

\sz '^aletj', August 0, at the Council Luami^cr. 
M' Appleton in the Chair — 
Cap'-iioimtis The Committee having consi'iered, on the application made by 
jOitior«. t-'a}>' Holu'es — Voted, that said Holmes be permitted to depart 
from heiice to the Granades this Day Seven night, and that his 
Sail.s bo delivered ui> for that purpo.-e, provided that he upon liis 
honor declares, that ho will not Communicate any iuteiligerice to 
the Enemy or receive & carry oR' any Letters but such as shall bo 
inspected by this Committee and that lie al?o ma.ke Oatii, that lie 
will immofliaftdy }iroceed from hence to ihc Granades and not 
attempt to land uj;un any part of this Continent, or Ne^vfoundland 
unless ab.'^olutelv ..biiuvd thereto by distress of AVtather or some 
unforu.=een accident. 

AdjourLtd to O'clock this Evening, Councii Chamber. 



to 

ConO 



187S.] .Boston. Comhiitlec of Correspondence, (S:c. 45 

C O'clock Met at the Council Chamber according to Adjourn- 
ment. 
Fine" to be Votccl. fliai M' (yon.stablo Tliomas he irnpowcred [pnc^c 31] to 
dviiuiiuKd (Icnianil of Samuel Harris, jMoscs Pitcher. Shippy TownseiKl, 
°^^'^- Josoplj How Jim'., Isaac Mansik-M, Henry Kinjj, tln'ir respective 
Fino<;, for not appearinjjj at the Cuaunon on the hite Muster of the 
Training bond and Ahirni List by Order cf Court for the purpose 
of draughting Men for the 2sortliern or Canatla Dei>arlnieiit. 
Comm« Upon a Motion made M'. Gray is aii]iuiiitf;d to drauirht an np- 

a'^Lttu-f *' plication to each gentleman on this Commilteo, requesting to Knovr 
for&c. (,f them, whether they intend giving their attendance at the stateii 
and other !M>'eting5 of this Committee. 

Adjourned to tomorrow Evening G O'Clock Council Chamlx^r. 
At a Meeting of the Committee of Cori-espoudence, Inspection 
& Safety Aug. 7. 

rhili]( Richardson, returned as an Absentee on the late Muster 
*^'„^"^*'""'^"Day attended, and assures the Committee that he was present on 
••xcuse. that Day in the Common in Vv'ard N° 11. and answered to his 

Name when called over by M'. Heath. 
., ^ ,. . AViliiam Curtis aiir.eared, and savs his lieing implove<l in the 
excuse. Colony Service at the Laboratory prevented his attendance in the 

Conmion on the late Mu-;t<.'r J Jay. 
Cr.p' Cap'. John Burneau from Martinoco Inst from Falinonth, v.-hrre 

applys?" he sold part of his Cai-go, applies to this CommiUee fur informarion 
as to the Articles he may be permitted to can-y off from hence to 
Martineco. 
MrSmith'-- [^*''S*^ ^^O John Smith returned as an Absentee on the l.\te 
cxciist. Muster attended, and informs the Committee that he attended his 
duty on that Day, and answered to his name when called over iiy 
Mr. Foster. — 
M'P. Peter Sniith returned as another Absentee made it appear thil 

excuse! he was at Connecticut on the late Muster day. — 

John Spear an Absentee, attended, and says that he was so bad 
excuse"'^ with the Small Pox on the late iMuster day, that he could not go 

abroad on any account whatever. 
Complaint The Committee having received information that Ambross Yin- 
Court of <^*^"'' ^ I--^a.ic Greenwood had behaved unfriendly to riieir Cour.iry 
Kiiquiry. — it wi;5 Voted, that a complaint be entered with the Couit cf 
Enfj'.iirv a:ul tliat Deacon lioynton di Joshua Pico be nientiorei 
as ^Vituc^•s against thcin. — 

Adjourned to to Morrow Morning 1 1 O'Clock Council Chamber. 
8. August, 11 O'clock met according to Adjournment. 

„ ^ Cap', i'obins. another of the Absentees on the late Muster day 

KoMii'i attended, and ac<pi tints tlie Committee that he was obliged to go 
excu.-f. jjyj j^f Xown at that time in order to purchase a quantity of \N ia^s. 
Adj(nirhed to G O'Clock in tiie J-^vening Council Chamber. 
At a Meting of the Committee of Correspondence Inspection 
& Safety Aug. 6, G O'Clock Couneil Chamber. 
Th»! Sub Committee Krported tiie following — 
[l*age 30.] Draught of a Letter, to each Member of thU 
Committee respecting' their attendance v/hicli was acccj)ted, ar.J 
ordered to be sent to them accordingly — Vi/'. — 
VOL. XXXIl. 5 



40 Bo^ioii Coymniitee of Correspondence, tfc. [Jau, 

_,, Boston, An "rust 8. 177G. 

nNcnt^"^* 1 - ? r.tttnding Mcinhors of the Conunittec^f Corrc.pori- 

jiimbiTs "cnce cVic. by couMmutl exeriioiis for the public Service feci vrv 

Committee. '•"''^'>' l''^'/\^'"- ^^^voiir prcseuoe to lighten thoir labours rind 

asc.isi tl.oir Jiul-iueut, they tlierefore earnestly rorjuest a lii.e from 

>ou by lue.sviny next, signifying your intention to «]isch:»P'e the 

J iities ot this iJcpartniont. or your tlf&ire to be excused ivom it. 

I he C.ouinnltoe are anxious to know vxhat their uuiuber reallv i-^ 

that the olhce may he less burtlu.nsome, to the few Numbers who 

generally attend— We are with great respect 

'Sir Your most humble Ser* 

P' Order. 

ru'-ncau 9-'^'! Y''l ^'''»''"^''^" 0^ f^^^ French Snow from Marunicpje, havin^v 

ptrmitted '''-PP'1-^1 for hberty to take on board Provisions for r,he Ve-^els 
rrovl'f^r ^o"^r.^'>.V- Voted, that Colonel Barber who acts as Naval Oiiicer, 
Sfiip stoTcf.'or this I'ort, be permiited to let said Vessel leave the Harbour, 
carrying out 30 BbU: of Salt Pro\-i.<ious and :iO, hund^' of P.read 
as Ships Stores. 

Adjourned to 11 O'CIock to Morrow Morning, Council Chamber. 
P^ 11 O Clock met accordiiiL' to Adiournnient. 

The Coniiiiittee attended, to receive the excuses of Delinqucuia 
on the lare Muster Day. 

Adjourned to G O'Cfock in the Kveuiug. 

[Page 37.] 6 O'CIock Afternoon, met at the Council Chambci- 
accoiding to Adjournment. 

Committee atten.led to receive the e.icuses of thoao v.dio wore 
returned as Delinquents on the late Muster Dav. 

Adjourned to tonii^rrow 10 O'clock, Council Cliara'oer. 
!o. At a Jleeting of the Committee of Correspondence Inspection 
& Safety, at the Council Chamber, Aug' 10, ]77G— ]0 O'clock, 

D-imonenn Voted, that M"" Thomas, who attends this Committee be appointed 
f!Jr tl!e"r" f "'I flesired to wait upon those Persons who are considered a.? 
Fines. Delinquents, for their not appearing on the late Day of Muster, 
for draughting Men for the Cannada or Northern Department, and' 
to acquaint them, that this Committee will sit at the Council 
Ch.araber. next Monday Evening O'clock to receive and crivo 
discharges for their respective Fines. ' 

Pursuant to the foregoing Vote, the following Order was given 
to Mr. Constable Thomas— the Committees attendeut — Viz'— 

3'r Thom ^'^'' ^^^\^^ Thomas Boston August 10. 1770. 

toMi^or" ^■^'■^ ^-'c appointed and desired to wait on the follo\nn^ 

^'iSyrm""'^^'^^'''^^' Viz'— Meas' Samuel Harris, Sliippy Townsend, Mo.-es 

Ac" ''^'°' Pitcher, Joseph How, Jun', Isaac Man.-ticld', Henry Kin^, Frmcis 

Furbo. Daniel Gooding, Isaac Harner, Samuel HuriTs, .James 

Doitrcad. .Josiah Bouch, H»;nry Warren Allen. Nathaniel Glover, 

Thorn' Kirby, John Gordd, Joim Lane, Fdwar.l .M = Goggen, John 

Lovering, Robert Robins, F..<ter Cruft, Klisha ]>avis,' Stephca 

Fullerton, Kzia Mc'.calf, and George Poorcock, and to acqu;iint 

thom, rcbpectivtly, that they h:ive incurred the penalty of X 10. \,-f 

tlie bre:<ch of a late law ot thio Colony i.)T a [j-ago 'Zi,] non-ao- 



3 878. J Bof^lon Committee of Correspondence, 6:c. 47 

pear.ince in the Common the 22"*. D-iy o^ July bst after due 

waniipij: heiiisr the Day appointed for the Master of tlie Tr;uriiii(» 

Poilnoncnti^'"*'^ aiitl Alarm Lists of the Town iiforesai'l, lor tlie purjiuse of 

(iojif>ta raising their pro{30rtion of Men for the Cannada or >.'orthern 

i"i:e/. ^ Department and that the Connnittee of Correspondenee cte. will 

sit at t)ie Council Cliaiyber on ^londay the ri"* Instant 6 U'Clock 

Afternoon, in order to receive said Fines, aiul give discharge for 

the sane, that if the said £10 is not {laid, within twenty four 

hours, after this requirement a further penalty of three pounds 

will be incurred by and demanded of each and every Del-nquent 

agreeable to said Act. 

By direction & in behalf of the Committee of Cor- 
respourlenee, Inspection & Safety for the Town 
of Bostou 

WiLMAM Cooper, Ckrk. 

Adjourned to JVfouday next, 6 O'Clock, Afternoon Council 

Chamber. 
.^2. At a Meeting of the Committee of Correspondence Inspection 

(fe Safety at the Council Chamber, August 12, 1776, G O'Clock, 
M'ltobins Cap' Robins one of the Delinquents called upon by M' Thomas, 
Kttends, attended and acquaints the Committee, that he shall thiidc very 

hard of it if he should be pro.^ecuted for his Fine, when hV. 

Ruu^'les who went out of Town the same time he did, has not 

been called upon ; and that he was ready to pay as much as his 

Neiirhbours towards hiring tlie Men wanted. 
J K-- k ■^^"'' I^if'^ another of the Delinquents called upon by ^I' Thomas, 

Rtff-n'fi? & and made it appear to the satisfaction [page 39] of the Committee, 
isexcusL'd. jv-^t i-,y reason oi sickness, he could not j/os^ibly attend the lute 

Muster of the Militia. 
Frost y»i8t Voted, that M'. James Frost, the first who turned out on tlie 
v'oiuntctr ].,-^e I^fuster of the MiHtia & a Volunteer in the Service of his 
ofJ.Kussel Country have an order given him on M' Joseph Kussell for £lo. 
^3£. which Sum is to be received in lieu of an Inlisted Man for M'. 

Rus?cls AVard N^— 
Mt Harper ^'^i'- Harper who was called upon by M'. Thomas as a Delinquent 
atunds. (jjj tlie late truster day, attended & produced a Certificate frum D' 

Rand, of his having been imployed in carrying Necessaries for the 

Hospital at Sewall's Point, & he informs the Committee that he 

had been in that service for five "Weeks pas^t. 
CaptHoimeg Cap'. Holmes appeared, and prays that he may have an order 
apply*. to receive his Sails of M'. King agreable to a former Vote of this 

Committee, also that he may take on board his schooner as store?, 

2 lills. of Beef it four hundreil of Bread, whereupon — 

Voted, that Cap'. Holmes recpiest be granted and that Cap*. 

Barber permit his sailing v/ith said Provisions. 

JNIr. Cruft who was called upon by Mr. Thomas attended and 
cxcLi^"d. made it appear that he was in the Common upon the I^Iuster day 

'till i)ast 1 1 O'clock, whereupon he was excused from paying a hue. 
II' S Town- Mr. Shippy Townsend and four others, who were calKd uj)0& 
othl^rf * ^'y ^^'■- Thomas as Dulinqueuts on the late Muster day. Petition, 
retiiioa. that jirosecution for their respeitive Fines may be gus[.ended till 

they can make application to the General Court, iLey being unublo 

to pay the same. 



48 



Deaths in St rat ham, N. TI. 



[Jan. 



Aupist J3. 



TsnftC 
Harper 
liiforn^ed 
agmintft. 

M' Jiloor's 
Lnfonnii'u, 

M' Dav. <!'i 
iiiforma'u. 



Afljounioil to 1 1 o'clock to iMorrow Mornin;; Council Chamber. 
[l';i;;jo -10.] At a ]\Ieeliiig of the Committee of Corrcspoiuluuco 
Insiicctioii & vSafety at the Council Chaml)er xVuijust 13 — 11 
O'clock A: M: 

Information being given tlii=; Committee tliat one Isaac Ilarpev 
hat] bohavctl in a vciy uiifrii-ii'lly manner to his Country — several 
Persons were sent ior to be ituiiiirod of. 

Mr. 'J'homns Moor aitctuls. .•in<l informs the Committee that be 
heaitl s:ii<l II;irper Damn tlie Country. 

iSIr. William Daws attends, iiiid .says that he had been ol'tcr at 
Harper's IIhihc and discour.-ed him, and that he had iieanl him say 
we were more arbitrary than the Re^^uiars — that he had rather i)e 
with them tlniu us — he also inlbims that he keeps a disorderly 
house, «S: has endeavoured to disaflect the Colony Soldiers, also 
that his certificate from Dr. Ranri was taken on the late -Muster 
day & that he \vm\ not been iraploy'd by said Doctor as an Atten- 
dant upon the Hospital, as he protended. 
M' ■U'pti'i.'il! Mr. Wendall desired to purchase a good gun for Thomas Reed, 
Kffi""^" Inli^ted, for this Town. 

Infonration bi-ing given that M' Otis Jun^ who now kce{)5 the 
Jayl in this Town, is remiss in liis care of the Prisoners and has 
employed as a Turnkey, one Jennison lately c«f the 4th Regiment 
— he was sent for and forbid to employ a Soldier for that purpose, 
and also required to act with due caution with respect to the 
Prisoners, placed under his care. 
II' Tinrp(>r's Voted, that com[)1;unt be entered with the Court of Enr-uiry, 
"?'"^ . , against Isaac Harper of this Town as a Person iuinncal to the 
Court of American .States — ana that 31es.<'. \\ . Daws, 1. jMoor, (.reoriie 
Enquiry, q.^^^^^ y)^^-^([ liruce, Isaac M' Daniel [page 41] and James Wood- 
row, be returned as Witnesses, to the said Court. 

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



DEATHS IN STRATH AM, N. II., COMMENCING 1741. 

TranscriL'srt from a Record kept by Dea. Sam>iel Lane, and comrnunicartd by Cuakles C. 
IIakdt, Esq., of Dover, N. II. 

[Coiitir.ucd from volume xxx. p. 428.] 

1743. 
Jan. 2, 1742-3. Simufl Vea?eys child died. 
Jan. 2. George Jun' ^'oazeys child died. 

George Ve.ucy Jmi' dan' Judith died. 

Georgf. Vea/.cys .Son Simon Died. 

Thomas Ve.tzies Sen' v.-ife died. 

David Filiehl the Son of lienj" Fifield Died. 

Edward Taylers child died. 

Moses 'i'hirstons young child died. 

the widow Foulaom died. 

Caleb Rolings' child died. 

JoImi Chirks cl.jatliier child died. 

Natt'' ambros* wil"»; ditd. 

before Sept. 0. John Kundlets wife Died. 



Jan. 


8. 


Jan. 


22. 


Jan. 


30. 


Fcb'y 


17. 


Fc.br. 


2G. 


May 
July 
Aug. 


23. 

21. 
28. 


S-^pt. 


0. 


Setit. 


12. 



1S78.] Dcaifis in ^L'athaniy iV. I{. '19 

SopJ. 13. Moses Konnisons oliiM <iicd. 

Sept. 18. Isaac Fiuisc'S chiM died. 

Sept. 22. Isaac F.iuse anotlior child died. 

Scpl. 21. Johu CV'kers child died. 

y<^pt. 28. old mr Sc-.mniin Died. 

Kov. 4. John Piper was drowned. 

Xor. 1-1. Tliutaas "N'eazeys Jim' young child died. 

Kov. 15. Thomas Veazeys Jun' wito died. 

Dec 8. Thoma? Chases cliild Died. 

Dec. 13. Edward Taylors [torn]- 

Dec. 31. old mr Samuel Green died. 

1744. 

Jan. 18. Joseph Jev'ets child died. 

Mar. 5. mr Solomon Cottons wife died. 

JIar. 21. Samuel Veazeys v.ifc died. 

Apr. 6. Joyiah Leuvit Die<.l. 

Apr. 20. £i)hraiiu Leavits younc child died. 

June a child Died that livtd at Jo?enh Holts. 

■June 30. Daniel Masons wife died. 

July 20. Capl. Fyfields Sou Bor.j'* child Died at his house. 

Au^. 16. Iccabod Cb.rks child died. 

AuLf. 17. Josiah Smiths child dit-d. 

Aug. IS. Jona° Chase dun' Died. 

Aug. 21. mr. Jost-j.h .Merrils Jun' wife Died. 

Aug. 21. Josiah .Smiths chiid died. 

Aug. 22. Iccabod ChTrks child died. 

Aug. 28. Thomas Caileys child died. 

Aug. 29. Thomas Runnels child died. 

Sept. 7. Joiia"* RoIiniTs^ Servant Lad died. 

Sept. 7. Jona^ Kolings' child died. 

Sent. 9. Thomas Runnels child died. 

Sept. 6. old Thomas Avery di>-d. 

Sept. 11. tlie widow Greens grandaughter Mary D.ew died. 

Sept, 2-5. JJeuj" Jewels chikrdied. 

Oct. 16. Kphi-^' Crockets child died. 

Oct. 10. Joseph Clarks cldld died. 

Oct. 2d. Walter Wirr^ins child died. 

Oct. 28. Epli-^' Crockets child died. 

Kov. 1. John Jorie? died. 

Kov. 5. Corijct Thomas "Wigijiiis child died. 

Kov. 7. Cornet Thomas "NV'ig::ins another child died. 

Kov. 11. John Ciarks clua;hier c!:i'd died. 

Kov. 23. John Clarks ariother child died. 

))ec. 13. old goody Dyer Died. 

IX'C. 16. Samuel Vea;^CY3 child Died, 
in this year past have died 33 Persons. 
1710. 

Jan. 12. David Cliffords child Died. 

Pet), about y* 1. John Larv Died at Exeter, 

IMar. 6. Edward Taylors' child Diei 

Mar. 16. Iccahod C'aVks wife Died. 

Mar. J -^i. fho uidow Joties Died. 

Mnr. 27. llonj'' Do^ivits chiJd Died. 

VOL. iXXD. 6* 



50 ]Vi'U of Xou-cll /l>:ifon, ICSO, [Ji 

tlic ^vidow ATai V ^^'ii'•!:iT1 Died. 
Andrew "Wiirgin .Jnn' cliil.l Died. 
Siimuol C'larks who. Died, 
a Xegio ^^ oniin Died at y* ^vid. Scammins. 
IViid.stret Frenches child Died, 
inr Nfift" Aiiibros Died. 
Jerein.iali Ma'on Die(h 
r»(.ujaunii lloa^s chiUl Died. 
Moses lloiiitniis cliild Di-ad-Dorn. 
Capt. Jt'hn vSiukler Di./d. 
old Jolui Monjin Died at his Br. Abratns. 
in the year past have Died 17 persous. 

a Ba^t.ird child of ^lary j\ra>on« Died, 
the "^\'idow IMary .Jones' child Died. 
Hannah A\ i^'giii died. 

Soi.ie lime. a<io oweu Ikunncls moih.er Di'jd. 
Ed .Ml id Taylers child Died. 
Setchel ClaVks Avife Died, 
lienj' Taylors little son Died. 
Bt-:ii' Taylers DaiiLd:ter 13ied. 
Josi;ih Parsons chihl Died. 

Kplu"- Crockets Son ..Tona'' Died by a fall from a Horse, 
in the year past liave Died 10 Persons. 

John JPKissets cliild Dird nt mr Barkers. 
Jol'.a M'Kissets ■nife Di»'d at mr Barkers, 
liiciiard Galleys youEg child Died. 
Jose[;h .Jewels child dead Born, 
old itir Tayler Died. 
iSarah Rouel Died at mr Norris' house. 
Some t'liie ago Serj .Joseph lioliugs' indiau man Prince Died. 

[To be continued.] 



Apr. 
Apr. 
Apr. 
Apr. 


5. 

G. 

24. 

2D. 


]M:'.y 


0. 


Juno 


C. 


July 


10. 


Sep't. 
Sej.t. 


3. 

8. 


Sept. 


IG. 


Sept. 


29. 


in the 


]7- 


1-6. 


Jan. 




Apr. 
Apr. 


18. 
2-2. 


Sej.t. 


4. 


Sept. 
Oct. 


11. 
11. 


Kov. 


21. 


Ko'^. 


20. 


Deo. 


1";. 


in the 


1747. 


Jan. 


8. 


Jan. 


17. 


Jan. 


10. 


Jan. 


^r. 


J^n. 


30. 


?Jar. 


25. 



WILL OF InOWELL HILTON, 

PnoBAXED 17 Si:Pi-. 1G80, at Doctoks Commons, Lom'OX. 

Commcnicatcd by Joiix T. IIa.ss.4M, A.M., of Bo'ton. 

KXOW A I.I, .Mi.x HV T»ii:.sK presents that 1 Nowel! Hilton of Charlcs- 
towne in the County of rai(t<J.\ in New England Marriner for divers 
good ca;'.-o.s aid vallualjie con.>.i<ierations me thereunto especially moviticj 
Have made Oniaiiud constituted .in'l in my .stead and place puit and de- 
puted and by the-e j/sents doc nrnke Ordaine Constitute and in my sioad 
and place f)utt ai;d deputt; my Trn.^ty and lovinir Kinsiuau Is'.ithaniell Cur- 
ler ot the Parish of Stepney in the County of Middlesex Sawyer my tn;o 
and lawl'uU Attorney <i<revocable) for me and in my name and to my v-sc 
to ask demand iuo for recover and leceive of and from all and singuler 
such pernor, r.r persons v.Ik.uj 't doth sliall or may coneerne all and bincu- 
Icr 6Uch v.-ages ficbi^, d'.i^^.s sum or sums of mun.y Lc^'ueics Merch-ibdi/e* 



1878.] Willo/Xcncell iniion,lGSO. 51 

p.inils Cliattolls and all otlicr d»Mnanfls v\ hat.'soovcr iiow due unto me or 
vJjich sliall become at any time or limes hfical'ter due uwinj; btlun^iii^' or 
in auy wise appertiiuin<^ unto by or from any person or persons whatso- 
ever IJe it duo for my Service done or to be done on lioard of any his 
IMo'"' Ships Vessclls or il'rigotrs or on L5oard of any oth.-r Ship Vt.'<s*ell or 
fVrirrfrott whatsoever or be it due or which shall become due unto me ujion 
Bonds iJills Specialties Bookes accounts or for and by reason of any other 
matter cause or thini,' whatsoever or otherwi>e howsoever Giveinij and by 
these piesents granting imto my said attorney my full power sind lawful] 
authority in and about, the IJocovery and Keccipt of the premisses every or 
any part tliereof as fully largely and amply in every respect to all intiMits 
constructions and purjioses as 1 my selfe miirht or could doe were 1 then 
and there i)ersonally jiresent and upon the Receipt of thu premisses or any 
part thereof acquittances or other sntlicicnt discharges for mo and in mv 
name to make Scale and deliver and one atrorney or more to make and 
againc at his pleasure to Kfvoke llatilit iiig and allowing all that and whatso- 
ever else my said attorney shall Lawfully doe or cause to be done in my name 
or oihern-ise in and about the Kecovery and receipt of the premis-es by 
virtue of those presents And in ca?e of death then 1 the said Nowoll Iliiton 
doe hereby give and beip.ieath unto my said loving fiieJid Nathaniell Cutler 
all and singuler ray wages debts dues duties sum or sums of nionie Lega- 
cies ^Merchandizes Cloaths goods Chattells whatsoever and all other my 
Estate as v.ell reall as personall of what nature kind or quallity soever th.;t; 
shall any waies be due oweing belonging or appertaining unto mo at the 
time of my decease unto my said Attorney Nathaniell Cutler his Execu- 
tors administrators and assignes To have and to hold the same unto my 
loving frier.d Xadianiell Cutler his Extcutors administrators or assigi:cs 
forever Revoakeing all former and other Wills deeds of Guifts and Letters 
of Attorney by me at any time heretofore made declareing this to be my 
last will and Testament and none other In "Witnesso whereof I have here- 
unto sett my liand and Scale the Sixth day of October Anno domin.i one 
Thousand Six Hundred ICighty Seaveu anuoq Kegni Regis Jacobi Secundi 
ang* &c. tert No well Hilton 

Sealed Signed delivered Published and declared by the above named Now- 
ell Hilton lor and as his last ana "Will and Testament in the juesence of 
us Maiy Story her mavke Cuthljort Stoy [Story ?] Sam' Sapp at the two 
Anchors and Three Starrs on "Wapping wall. 

Dkcivo Septimo die Afensis Septemhris Anno ilomini MiUeximn Sexrcn- 
iesimo Octorjcuimo Xono J-Jm' Cum" JSathardfJiCutlrr vnii-c.-sali I.cf/ud/r win- 
xnnto in 'Jesfarmnfo sire nltima vohuitafe jSoirell Ililioa nuper de Clitirlrs 
I'owne in Com Middlesex in Nora A)'-fjlia Kin'tie d' f'uncti hab^iO c;c ad ad- 
7ninistru)t(\ bona Jura et Crei died def'ioirti jurta tcnorem ct ejferlinn 'I\sti 
ipsiuo dffli ( r.o fpii'd nullusi ICxi'.citfor in eudinn Tcstaniento nondnudir ) l>c 
bcjie et Jidditci- adminiilran^ cadem ad Sancta dei Kvanf/elia Jurat. 



Gen. Lafayettf: ami his wife (wlio wa^ of the noMe family of N'^ailles) lio buried 
in II private CLinetery isi ilie rear of tin; CuMvcnt of the iacrcd li<.;irt, uii liic ttist 
side of Rue de I'iepxs (near the Place du Tmnei Paris, France, in liles>ulh-ea^:t^•m 
Corner of t!ic cometery. (^ln-c by the ;^ravc ui I.afay< tie (•< the entrance to an inr.er 
it;ei'.stire wlicrc ;iri> tiurir-l tlic rJiualDo of over lairlctn hundred victims <.f ruc ^ lil- 
lotiue— all of ujble fuitiilici. ^jii.uP.Oi. IIj.vViUi;n .\ll.jn. 



52 Deed to Cammoch from Gorges and Mason, [J.m. 



DEED TO Tno:^IAS CA:\I\I0CK FFtOM GOKGES A.\D 
MASON, 1034. 

Ccmmunicated by Jciin ?. 11. Fooo, M.D.. of South Boston, Mass. 

THE following: clee*"! of confirmation is of considerable interest on 
account of the names in it, as well as tlie names connected with 
its enrolment. TiiC deed itself is an original one, drawn on parch- 
ment, as was usual in those timca. AVhilc there are several of tins 
kind by those grantors, on record, it is not knov.'ii that anotiicr of 
the originals has been preserved. It was drawn and executed in 
Enfrland, and fixes the v/hereai)out8 of the ijiantors and the wir- 
Dcsses on the date therein mentioned. 

The land confirnicd to Capt. Cammock lies in Eliot, ^vle., ara 
Boon after passed to Alexander Shapleigh, some of who^e dssceudanLS 
still live on part of the grant. 

Persons acqu.aintcd with the early annals oi Kew England, v. ill 
recognize the persons whose autognijjhs are on this deed, as well as 
those named iu it, as leaders of English colonization. 

Capt. John Mason is the patentee and founder of ^ev/ lTan;p- 
shire. An elaborate memoir of him is in preparation and will i-:oon 
be piiblithcd, by Charles "\V. Tuttle, A.]M., the r.uthor of the prtpor 
ou bis life, read before the New Hampshire Historical Society, June 
14, 187J, and reported in the Jiosfon Daily Advertiser, the 22a 
of that month. It v.as repeated before the New England Hi.-toric, 
Genealogical Socicly, April 2, 1872 {ante, xxvi. 342), and rcporied 
in the ISo.^ion Daily Glolc^ April 4, 1872. This memoir will bring 
to light many important facts, the result of his researches. 

Sir Ferdinando Gorges is the patentee and founder of Maine. 
For a sketch of him, see ante, vol. xxviii. p. 403 et seq.; ulro 
vol. xxLx. p. 42. 

Thomas ]Morton is the well kuowTi author of New English Ca- 
iiaau. His career at Merry Mount belongs to the romantn part of 
New Enghmd histoiy, and is pretty well known. 

Thomas Bradbury is the well known Kecordcr of the old county 
of Norfolk, and the ancestor of a noted family in New Engku;d. 
For soM-ie notice of him, eec ante^ vol. xxiii. p. 2o3 : vol. xxxi. 
p. 3oG. 

Thomas Gorges was a kinsman of Sir Ferdinando Gorges, .ind 
vas his deputy governor of the IVovince of Maine from 1040 to 
1643. Sec some notice of him, uate^ xxvi. p. 381-2; xxix. p. 
42-7. 

Koger Garde waR mayor of Gorgeana and recorder of the Province 
of Maine. Not much is known of him. 

Capt. Walter Neale ^^as the fi'ent of Gorge." and ^Ma^on in the 
Piscaiaqua, Jroia l(i30 to 1G33, when lie returned into England. 



1S78.1 Deed {o Cammoch from Govfjes and JSIason. 53 

Ci\\^t. Thoni'is Cammock was a nephew of the Earl of "Wanvick, 
mid c.Tinc to this coiintry n.-- enrly as IGSO ; lind grant of h\rgc tracts 
of land in Scarboroiiirh, ?.Ic. 

l\ir sonic account of Alexander Shapleigh and his descendants, 
Bee ante. vol. v. p. 315 et seq. 

The reader is referred for further information concerning several 
of tlie above-named persons, to an article by the laie "William "Willis, 
LL.D., on the old settlers of Xcw ILimj).<hire and IMaine, giving 
bio"Tanhical sketches of some of the most projninent settlers of tliose 
colonic^;, in tlie Iyi-GISTF.i;, vol. ii. pj). '^O:?-? ; also to the biogra- 
phies in tlic appendix to the first volume of "Williamson's Ilistoiy of 
Maine, pp. GG1-*JG. 

To all Christian people vrto whome this pre<5eDt writeing shall coine Sir 
flerdiniitulo Gorges Kiiiol't and Capt liueJohii Mason Ksquier Send greeting 
Whereas Captriine Walter Ne.ale Esquier by writeinge vnder his hande c: 
Seale Made as A<;ent deputy or Attorny for'thera the Said Sir iferdinando 
Gorges »S: Captaiue Mason & theire associate or partner in the plantacoa 
of New England before tliis tyme and by vertue of A Comission l'c lawful 
Autiiority in that belialte gr-.nnicd vnto" him the sayde Captaiue Neale for 
the disjjo'sliion as vvx-ll of Uiei'-e lande & tonemcnie as of other tb.eire per- 
sonal! estate & Maiinaging of theire atlaires in these parte and by force cf 
the same writeing for tl'.e consideracons therein specified Hath graucted 
vnto Captaine Tliomas Ciimook All that parcell of Lande lyeing vpon the 
east side of the Hiver of Pascitlaquack where williaui Hilton laiely had 
planted some corne boinge bounded on the iiorth side w'" a small Creeke 
knownc by the Na.me of Caffiocks Creeke And on the sonth side w'-^ a 
small rivelct abutting vpon the Lande alotted vnto Thomas ^S'anertou gent, 
on the west side bounded w'^ the River of Pascattaquaek and on the eost 
side to oitend so farre as to the one halfe of the distance betweene the 
said River of Pascattaquaek and the River of Agomenticus To have & to 
hould All the said j}arceil of Land w*"* thapptennce vnto the said Captaine 
Thomas Caraock his heires and assignes forever Yealding v.*c paying for 
yearely rent vnto them thu said Sir fferdinando Gorges & Captaine Mason 
& theire associate sixc shiliiiige eight pence. Now these pu'ts sbail witnes 
that the saide Sir Oerdiiiando Gorges & Captaine John Mason having good 
reason & cause to vpliolvl Maintaine & approve of that Act &graunt by the 
said Captaine Neale done in llieirc bch:dfc and finding themselves bounde 
in conscience «fc equity to ratify & establish the same for tlie better s.e^ttcl- 
ling of the inheritance of the saide Lande vnto the sai<l Capt-.one Caniook 
and jiis lici'es acconling vnto the true intent and IMeauinge of Captair.e 
Keale by hi.-. Decfie thereof and for the better avoyding in future tyme of 
all question that m:iie be made against it or tytle of any other person that 
May claiine vnder them the saide Sir tlcrdinando Gorges <Sc Captaine ^ra>oa 
& iheirc asso.oiatc or anie of tliem They the sayd Sir fierdinando Gorges cV; 
Captaine Mason Havo •Manifested & by these J/nts doe Manifest «fc declare 
that they have & doe by the tenor of these p'nts Ratify & confirme the said 
deedo wrileing or act of the said Captaine Neale Made vnto him the said 
Captaine Cafnoek of ail the said Lande tenementc «Sc premises & every 
pte thereof vnto him &, Ids heires Now in his full c'i; peacable poss<.5sion >Sc 
seisine of «fc in the premises being And also all <v siuguler i!ie estate 



54 Deed to Cammoch from Gorges and JSEason. [Jan. 

praunted or intendeil to be prauiited by the said docdc of Captniuo Xeale 
'Co the only «S: pro])er uso &, bchoofo of tl;e said Capt. CaiTiock his hoires 
& us.-igufcs ibr ever vnder ihe reservacSns «fc condicbns in the deedc con- 
tained. Aiid iu as Luri^e. aiuplo & beneliciall Planner & forme to iill in- 
tent:? ^ purposes as if thoy thenisclvos <S: tht-ir associate had bin personally 
present at the doinir thereof. In Witues whereof the sayd S' ffeiiinindo 
Gorgi's & Cuptaine iMason haue herevnto set tlieire hands & seales dated 
the lir-;t day of ^tay in the tenth yeare of the RaiG^ne of o' .Sov«:ai£:ne 
Lord Charles by the giace of God King of Kpg?and Scotland lliauuce & 
Ireland defender of the faith &c. Anno dm' 1G34. 



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Sealed <*c delivered 
in the presence of 





Mernorand at u Gcnorall Courte holden at Saw on the 20"' day of July 
1642. this decde was presented to the said Courte by Alexander Shapleigh 
Marchaut and by order of the said Courte was here enrolled. 



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lS7j'."j John Grenaioay. 55 



JOHN GRENAWAY. 

Abstracts or Di-.kds (lO.'tO) from John Grkxawat to itis Childrek. 
SiKKOLK Di:r.i);^, UooK FiRii, Tages 199-202. 

Coramunicate<l by V»'ilmai{ B. Tkask, Esq., of Boston. 

'^O all true Christian j)eople to whom this p^sant writtinf; shall Come, 

Joliii Groeueawav* of uorchester in iS(j\v lOn^'laiuK luilwiight, scii'leth. 

greeting, whereas Vrsula Grcouoawiiy,t the daughter of tho said Joha 
GieiMieaway hath alwayes bon an obedient, loving, dutifidl and faithfuU 
daughter and servant vuto her aged father i!t tuotlier, tlie said John Greenc- 
away anvl his wife & more especi:illy in their weakeness and old age which 
13 now Come vppuu tliL-m. 2sow kuowe yee uie the said John Greeueaway 
for the Considerations bt-lbru exjtressed and as a reward and Kequittall vnto 
Ely said daughter Vrsula, for her love, dutie and service shewed to me & 
my wile, as also in Consideration of hir future maintenance &; lively hood, 
ilath Given and absolu^tily give cc Conflrme vnto the said Vrsula, all that 
home & }»arte of my dweUi'ig howse that lyta at the southwest end of my 
dwelling wherein the taid Vrsula doth vsually lye To have *!v: to hold tho 
eaid lioomo aJ'.d part of my said dwelling howse, during the life of the said 
John Greeneav.-ay and Alury Greeueaway his wilie, without any lett or mo- 

* Jobn Grcnaway came to this country, it is suppcpcd, in the ship " Mary & John," 
%vhich Rrrivcii at NjutP.skot. now Huil, May 30, 1C30. He way one of tbc 103 persons from 
Boston 5«ieiP, Dorchisier and cl>C'Ahere, who, on the 19rh of October of tlie s;ui>c year, 
dcsiied to be m;'de freemen. Tliey were tbc first ap}jlicp.)\ts to a position reipii-iie toward^ 
beccminir meiobers of the body poiitic. In company witli 117 otLers, he, on tiie ISth of 
ilay, inok the ireen-an's oatli. The name of his \vite was Mary. It has been generally^ 
known tbat they had four daughters : Ann, who married Roljert Pierce ; Ursula, the wif^ of 
Hugh liiUicn; Mary, the v,ifw of Thomas Miliett ; .and Katharine, who married V>'i!I'am 
Danieb The documents before us, huwever, add two more to the list, cajnely. Elizabeth 
Allen, prob.'iily the wife of John Allen, and Susannah Wales, doubtless the wire of h'a- 
Ihaniel Wal'.-s.'seuior. 

John Ort'.iaway was one of the twenty men chosen by the town, on the 2d of January, 
1637, to nriange fbe ailairs of the planiariun. At this meeting the following among other 
orders were p:issed : •' It i.- ordered Good. Greenway shall h.'.ne all the vpland one tbe 
pine nc.ke f'tr bis great h.tt except 4 acres belon;;;inf; to Good. Binbain ft six Acres -joukM 
of Mosts Miucritke." " It ii ordered that Mr. HoHind baue all tbe tl-si of tbe mar^h 
joyneini,' t(i tbe pi:ie uecke after 4 aUcrs craunted to Good. Greenway and one akcr niore 
to' be rcscrucd to the dispos diof the Flanti.tion. Mr. Glouer& Good. Gaylor to lay it uut." 
The convyaiif'e.s hereby male to liis ciiikircn part^ike cf tlie nature of biqiie^ts. The pro- 
babilitv istliat he did not lun-? survive, though the time of Ids ikath and a.'re are unknown. 
Jiis w :fe died Jan. 23, IdoS-O. Mr. Grcnaway was a man of gwjd repute umor.g bis neiLMi- 
tsjrs and to.vn>n)cn. He was a niillwri^'ht by trade. Hifi re.-idence was said to l;e near 
the biirv in-,' place. The names of .M.irv C'enaway, wife to John Grcnaway, and .'our of 
Ler dJu,;bTerc, .Knn I'ijrcc. Mary Mii!5tt, Katnaiinc Uanic!, and .Su-anna \Vale«. .".re 
flppenilc'l t" piiition.s from Lion brsi.r, aUjiit KJIS. in favor of a noted midwife, AlifreTillcy, 
Mitfc i}i W.lliinn Til!-.y. In tlie I'orchc-tcr pcti'iju of FeNruary Titii, 1G41, Mr. G. wro'.e 
bis name "Griiiaway." it i> ot'ten written bv otii ts, '•Greenway." 

t Ursula did nit come u i:ii lit;r parer ts, John a:id Mary Grcnaway, to this country, bat 
In lC3-''>, in company wiia lirother-in-iaw Tiiomas Millett, a^'ed 30, her si«ter Mary, witc 
of Tbonia>i. a;;cd 2i), and tneir s jd Thorn.is, aj,'ed 2 years, embarked on board the Eliza- 
beth, vVi.'iiiii., .stjij,-j;, ma.^r<.r, liir- ccrtif-.iire fron. tbo mini^'ir of St. Saviors, South- 
wark, En.'b'nl, of tlicir co;:foiiMitv, bedMi'i; dai>-, April 12th. Ur>ubi ivas at that tiuie 32 
year;; <>M. .She afterward-, married iln;,'ti iJatfen, who wab of Ilorchc.-ter IfiS'i, died 
June X, I'i-y.). The invent, rv yf h:s estate was Mken July iJth. Amount, £141.04.07. 
lli« wi<:.Av Ursula depoM.d Nov. 2(i:!i. Memion v,iis made of land and poods wb:ch wcra 
Visala's tiflore m.irria;.'e, narrelv, house and lat!<l tliut w:rs John Grccnway's, valued at 
LVi. " w'"" .-tie is to b-.uc dnrinu- i'liV, w'^ is v. M kn^ \;\\. as bv deed t<cann!r date 5: 12: 1G.50, 
it doth fu'ly api- ar." t^.-e l{M:isr> K. i\. o IS. '1 !:•.■ v, ir of lirr busbanl'^ <'i aih .»!ic a,>- 
Jiliud tc the town lor " j< plot cf liud " 1 "■ a barn. 0'/ »uiu Laitca died Joe. i'J, I0b2. 



56 Jofi)} Grcuaicai/. [Jnn. 

lost.'ition. Viifo the sriid Yrsuli, all my said dwelling: howse out howse Barno 
ganlfij & orchards, coiitcynniiiii: five acres, more or le«.se. between Georfjo 
weekos on tlie west and Kiciiard Leeds ou the east and also three acres of 
meadow bee it more or lesse lying in the meadow culled the Calves Pas- 
ture,* befwton the meadow of Tlu)nKis Jones ou the south side and ireorgc 
dler 0!i tiie I'orth side. And ;\l-;o three aeres of meadow, more or lesse, 
lying neere the creeke called the old harbor.t between the meadowes of 
george dier on the north side and Captaine Iliiuiphrie Atherton ou the 
south side, also, one lott in the letle and grealtr necke4 conteining by esti- 
mation five acres and half be it more or lesse, of which said lott fower acre;? 
and half lye? in the grente necke and about one acre in the litle neckt' ; also, 
all my Cornonr; of wood timber and land lying on tliis north side of Isapon- 
sett Iviuer, whereof three lotts are divided tS: laid out, the Rest lyes above 
the Cowe walke§ *fc vndevided To liave and to hold all the before Kc-cited 
p'misses, after the deaths of tlio said John Greeneaway and Mary Greeuea- 
way, for etier. [If Vrsula luive no children, the premises after l;er de- 
cease, said Greeneaway gives] vnto my kin-imau &. servant Thomas millett, 
the Sonne of Tliomas <fc mary Millett|j my sonne in Laws & daughter, To 
have and to hold, he paying tenn pounds for fower yeares, fonrty pf.'und;, 
tenn pounds \t^ Annum, vnto my daughter Ann Pearse & liir eliildreu, 
thirty shillings, vnto my daughter elizabeth Allen^ and her childrei: three 
pounds, to my daughter mary millett & hir other children thirty & live 
shillings, vnto my d;iughter susanna wales''* it l;er children, if shee have 
any, one pound seveuteene shillings & sixepence & vnto my daughter kath- 

* The Calves' Piisture, a? 'ac undcv-tnn.l it, lay 1 etv\-ccn Savin Hill on the south, fiud CM 
H.nrhcr '.;i tlie Hurt!'., tli.- jca I'viitiJir..; ii uii tiio'ea^t iuiJ tlie "Cow walk" on the wcil. 
Calves' P;i~riirc i';ir, or, as it \vas ot'L-ii called, " Cow Pasture," which is cnti;cly I'arc at 
low water, extends to tiie channel of ti.e Xepoaset, while the noted " F.nni IJur" juts ot:t 
in another direeti'.'n, uivinu; a zigxag r'unn and eouvsc lo the hed of the river, 'i'iie-e liars 
have loiij lieen celel. rated" for clams, many hushels of those shell fish having been drawn 
from their hidinjr i)laces in the mud .ind sand. 

t Old Ilarhor, ^trietiy spcakmcr. wc suj.oosc to have liccn the harhor or bay -ivhi"!! makes 
np toward the Little >'cek, now ^^■a^hin^:ou Vidace, wlicre vcs.-els of moderate tuiina^re, 
at proper times of the tide, can unload tlieir freii-'hts. Many of the first settlers lot.ite^t iti 
thi« iKi^rliljorhood, inland, along the curve from '• the Neck " to " Uockj Hill," since '• Old 
Hill," now Savin Hill. 

t The " letle nccke" probfblv had, •wi:h some of the marsh adjoining, less th-'.n one 
fourth the quantity of land th it the " greater nccke," row South Bastin proper, cjnuinjd. 
The latter, n; lG>ri, wa-; l>y measurement aliout l^) acres. 

J The sevpcniii:c -'Cow walke " ofthepa^t, on Boston Street, between little neck f.nd 
"the dyke meaiiow." h.is })een chv.ng' d. The city Rinhoriries have within two yc;irs 
raised the gra<ie ami straigh.tened the cmokc-l but solid highway of oar boyhood. Th? 
" causeway " a^^ of old, is no u'.ore known amon-z us. 

IJ Thomas Millett joined the chuveh at Dor(he-.tr^r in 1630, the year after his aniva! ; 
was made frcvmrxn May 17, 1037, in coinj.^.ny wi'.h Geo', .'e Pru'tor, whose dau^'hter M?iy 
married Thomas Pierce, the s(ni of llolicrt and Ann. Uiliiani Sumner and 1 homas Dc:- 
ble, also of Do.chestcr, took ttie i'reem.''n's oath the same day. Thomas Millet had a 
(.'rant of two :icn;«, t!ir< l- q-a.rtt ra and I'l'ir n.'ds iti D'Ti h^-t-r Seek. Man.h '\ I'.'^T. .Mid 
t.he .<an:c 'luautity in other I mds. Mr. M. was born in I'/'o, and his wife Mary (Green- 
way) Millett inino'j. Hii house was burned in 1C">7, soid a ;<orti'>n of the Iteeord- of 
DoieheMtr kejit there were destroyed. Th'.- children of Tliomas and Maiy were : Tlto-iias, 
v,ho i;unc from Kngland with his pa.- -nts, a-; Ix'forc related; John, Jona'.lnn, M.iry and 
Mehitable. 

*,: Sei t. I, 1034. " It IS ordered that Bray Clarke and JoJm Allen "— pr(i» ably the hus- 
biinJ of i:ii/.aherh — " .-^hail baild an hMU<c upon the U'leko, by John Holm.-.n." ANo, 
these two, v.ith others, had a gr.mt of " 3 arrcs apcecc, upp Napou.-ei." — Rkcistkr, xxi. 
274. 

*• Nathar.iel Wale.s, r. weaver, hn.-band of .*'usanj»nli, was a pr.secrrger in the Jame?, of 
IJristol, in ICli. witli lUv. Hiihaid Mather, wlio ^'ivc*; ns the nanic of Mr. W. in lii> 3 nr- 
nal. 1 h<'y ha.l children Tiniothv, John and Ntith..n:» I. Sec abstract" of the wills of Na- 
tliiinid, =':ii'ir, provcii 'L><e. 3, lOol, aid t!, at of his bCin, N.ithaiiiel, junior, a shipwr.ght, 
proved May "J"!, W/Jt, in IiKGIsiek, xi. o7, 109. 



1S78.] John Grenawaij. 57 

criiic daiiioll vt lo her cliiklrea one pounfl seventeen sliiHinrrs «S: sixpence, 
au(i .'0 y<;^ivly vntill the s;ii(l toiinc of fower yearos lif expiivd ainl the 
snid Ibrtie poun-ls be fully paid. If the. said Thomas millttl die Ijcfuie lie 
(.'•anie to cujuy ilio >anic &; have not huiies of his body Thon his brother 
John ^lillctt or other sonne of Thomas niillett the father sliall have the said 
p'niisses lo him and his heircs for eiior, paying whatjoeuor Thomas millett 
his brother should have pai<i. And whereas \ have expressed noihin.^ for 
the heires of my daui,'hter Vr.sula to pay if s.he have any heires I enjoiiio 
him hir or thorn for pay only tsvi-nty pounds in the same manner Thomas 
Millett should have donne if it had Cotne to him, that is to say, To the said 
Tho. millett my kinsman & se'vant eight }ioiinds. to Anne Pearse two 
pounds, to Elizabeth Allen three pounds, to n\ary millt;tt two pounds, to 
Susanna wales three pounds »S: vulo katherine daniell two {lounils, at tho 
times of payment above expressed, by equall pot lions. In witno-s whereuf, 
I the said John Gruncaway, have hereunto put my hand ifc scale, the til'th 
day of the twclf raoulh annoj donii 10-30. 

Joiix Gkknf-aavay ifc a scale. 

In the presence of 
Humphry Aiherton, Thomas Millett, Kobert Ilaward. 

Humphry Atherton & Kob' Howard deposed before 
William Hibbins, G mo. IG."»:2. 

Eutred & Recorded 7 May 1 G.vi 

p' EDWAi;r> Ra"vvsox, llecorder. 

I, Johu Greeneaway of durchester in New l-^i;t,dand for diuerse good 
Cawses and Considerations me iherevnto mouving and specially tor the 
great love and fiitherl\ At^etcon that 1 beare vnto my sonne in law llobert 
i'earst* and Ann I'earse my daucrhter, now wife of the said Rob' i^eai^e, 
liath given unto the said Rooe't I'earse and Aim his wife all that my land 
scittuate in the Pine necke.f in dorchestcr, six acres whereof was purchas- 
ed of moses riiauericke,+ togetlier v/iih the meadow in the said necke be- 

• It has been repeatedly stated that Kohert Pierce, the bust»and of Ann (Grpnaw;'r) 
Pierce, came to Dorcliester in Ib.'JO. We i an find no cviilonce — afcer a thorough :\iid (.on- 
tiiuious resi-artii — that !ic wa^- licro until scveial yeard fciib:>eqii<jiit to ili it time. Ti:*' tiriC 
ai)p<jaranie oi liis Mum« on ttju town rccor'l* i> undVr liafe of (K't. 31, 1ijo'.J " It i<i urd'^rcd 
)' Rol>ert picicc fball !)•-• a CoinMiuiior.'" He seems to have iiecn tlie only one mentioned oa 
the record in that ni. inner. So f!;r as wo can le.irti lanhcr thin the a)) jve, he had n ~> irranta 
of land, held rd town oltice, liis name v.as ni't appcndt-d to the famous Dorclie^ter petitioiu 
of I'jU and liiijt, nor do,-* his name aiJi'ijir af^aiii on ilic t.r>vii tiook^, exceptini; on thv; i.iilU 
of l.is yoanro^: d.u;.i:i!t'.r IVhorah, in Fchniary, l'J39-i'» — who died in Its? than tliree 
noiitiij — liii adiiiission to the chur-h in 1640. and that of hi» death — " Roltert 1 r.rcc of 
the great lots died i>'^ hurled 7"" U mo. ItJG-t." Atm, his widow, uicd Dec. 31, 1Gj-5. s;iy.< 
the pnivc-sto:-.c, " A^rcd *:^'- I'M Year." Their son Thorn i>, iicof'.ljn^ to the inscription on 
the stone, died Oct. -6, ITotJ, a:.''il 71. If tho family tradition i.> correct, Hobcrt, riic f.siticr, 
h.is left .>-omc viiiMe token of his presence wich ns in the house he built, and the hiesd, 
•' the remainder bi'^cuit," that he '>iou.i,'ht with him to tiie»e .-hores. 

t Pine Neck is situated on the Nepoii-et Itivcr, north and east of the Old Colony Il;ul- 
road, and near the Nepon.-ct st.ition. Within the memory of many still Mvin?, the lower 
part, at least, ot tlds now compact ^ctilem-iit was covcf-d with a den>ie irrovc ol i>inc trees. 

1 .Mo<cs Mavcri'k moved to .Silein. He was tb-vre in IG.ji, en^'a!."d in the li>hin:^ busi- 
ness ; in lG.i7, joined the chureti :'.t .S., but soon alter removed to .MtrMehead, where hn 
continiicd to re-ide. He died June '28, lo^'i, avred T'i. Oa tbf 6th of January, W.i'i, ;t was 
ordered by til'' town of iJorciie.ster that h'j ajioull iiUifC the lot of laud "that wu< alluted 
for Kdward Uan^ford." Mavcfriek, it sceins by the alMjvu do'-umejit, sold his I. Mid to John 
Greeuway. I)i. Hiirris niaiio the ii-ime of Edw.i'd Pw lynstord read Kdw.*;d K lymoad. in 
his tran-crijit of the town record";, which we fotlowt i in lt».!iisri;H, xxi. 16-*. 'i'hf or;;,'inal 
real- Kay ; the re-l of the word is ;:,,iie. In liie Hi-tory of D'.ri heater, pai;e 7S, it >.i> b : 
"Kii'vaid Itayiii'/iid w.is in Dv^rchcitur early; prub:il.!y in 1C3'J. 11^ diJ not retnaia 

VOL. XXXII. 6 



58 John Orcncafcty. [Jan. 

longittg vDto the same, together v.'"-' the Comoiis appcrt.ayning to the six 
acro> alore montioiied T-.) have and (o houlil viito the said Koheil I'eaise 
and Anne his \\\\\\ from tlie day of the date heerenf, during their lives, and 
to the longest liner of them, and After their decease to TJjomas Pear-e the 
only Sonne of ihe taid Kohert and Anne and to his heires, and if the said 
Tlioma> dye w"'out Issne tlieu the said land to Ivtuniiiie vnto niary Pearse 
and Sarah Pearse daughters of the said IJohert and Ann a^<iually to bo 
divi'h'd and to tlieir lieires for euer, and if either of these said daughters 
dye ^vithout Issue the surviver to have the others portion. 

In witness wlicreuf I tin.' said Jolni Grceneanay have here vnto 
put my hand and scale this lirst day of the twelt month 1 G50. 

Joiix GEEr.xEAWAY & a seale. 

In the p'senee of vs, 
IIuni[.hry Atlierton, Thomas Millett, Rob* Ilowanh 

Iliimidiry Atlierton & Robrt. Howard deposed C of the 3** mo. 
before me Wiiliam llibbins. 

Entered & Recoraed 7'^ May 1652. 

p' Edward Ra-\vson, Recorder. 

This deed made the tenth day of tlie sixtli montli, IGoO, Betweeue Join; 
Greenoaway of dorchester in ISew England miil v/right of the one partie 
and wiiiiam danir^-il <S: katherine his wife the daughter of the said John 
Greeneaway of tlie other parlie ^^ itnesseth that the said John Greeneaway 
for and in Conside;ation of the greate love tt fatlierlie Aiiectioii lie hath 
vnto the s:iid wiiliam i; katherine his sonne in law i^ daughter & for tljoir 
better livelyhood 'i- maintenance Ciofi give vnto the said wiiliam danieil «fc 
kallK"'ine his wife all that his proprietie & Right in the land &, Comons 
lying on the south side of >>'eponstt Riuer. that is to say, one l'">to lying in 
the first lote in the three divisions already laid out. which said loie Con- 
taiues thirteene acres or thereabouts, be it more or lesse, bouiided v.'ith the 
lote of Edward Bulloeke lying on tlie v.est side of the said lote and the lote 
of Robert Pearse lying on the east side of the said lote, and the rest of his 
proj)riely of C'omon Right lying above the said three devisions, and also one 
pcece or p'cle of nxcadow lying on that south side of naponset Riuer bc-ing 
salt marish meadow, Avhich meadow conteines three acres be it more or lesse 
bounded with a p'cle of meadow John Gills lying on the east side of it abd 
a p'clf of meailow of Henry Woodworth one the west side of tlie sair.e & 
xSajionsett Riuer one the North and m" wilsons vpland l)elonging to hi-? f.irme 
on the South To have and to hold vnto the said wiiliam daniell »& kathe- 
ren Ills wife from the day of tlie date hereof dnrin_' their lives, and after 
their decease vnto the heire^ iV: children of the said wiliium c^ katheren 

liwc" This account %^fis based, we presume, on tLc conjectural name given by Dr. llirris, 
ard is doubtless erroneous. 

As it i> nut likely it will over be knnv.n just whnt matter wa< cont;iincd in fViC first four 
p.icei of the tiii--ii'iir record of IC jO-U;:52, it ni.iy be well to ;riv.j from " The T.ibic " — ■.is he 
calls it — lA J. imes Blake, male iu 174'<, what "he li:is entered as the prinnpil «u 'joeti of 
p:iges 'Jiree aivl fi.'ur. As Blake maUc^ no allu-ion to p^igc.N oii^ und tv.-o of the U'.-'.Td, we 
liiay naturally inier that the lir-t leaf was jroiie when he made l.is " table," or iii.hx. 

On pjige 3.' The land from M' Sanfoids to M' Waleotts to \\q Common. Tieids to be 
kept in >everaity. Newton John, to liavc y tirst lot beyond y" 2' Brook. Upsul Nieholiui, 
his prant of an .\cre on Ko'key Hill. 

On i>-.ij;e4. Crab John, hi> Lot finntcd to Mr Ucnslow. Marsh at y« lii.Ther end of 
Nepoii-it, '.liio ti hnvc ii From v I'la:. ration ro .Srra-.vbevry I.ill, who to ha-.e it. Gr-int 
to -M- Lti ilow -i acr^s. UosLcr M', lii- 'r.iiit of G acres of laud. Grcciiway Joli'., lo have 
y 8 acn.> graulcd lo llt'iuford lu y uock m cabc. 



1S7S.] Paul nichard to Jacob W':u(h:ll, 171G. 59 

for euCT. lu wittiies whereof I the suid John Grocncaway have heere vnto 
put u»y hand and se.ilc on the day vfc yeore liivl a'.ove written. 

John Gi:i;tNr.AM"AY «S; a scale. 
Sealed & deliiierod 

in the j/soiits of vs ^ >^ 

lliiuiphry Athciton 
Thomas Millett 
KolKTt Ilowaril 

Humphry Atlierton und KoborL Haward deposed C. '6^ nio. 1Cj2, 
bcfoic mo William lln;r,ixs. 

Eutrcd i.1- Koourdod S'^ 3Iay lG.r2. 

p' EmvAiU) li.'.wsoN. Recorder. 



LETTER OF PAUL EICIIArvD TO JACOB AVENDELL, 

174G. 

ComnuinicateJ hy Jkkkmiah Colbuhn, A.M., of Eo.-tnn. 

lAUL UICflAKD, or Ivicliards, tlio ^vritor of the following 
letter, was the ckle.-t son of i-^tejdien IJicliiatl, ^vlio^c tatlier 
Paul Picliard settled in New York as early as lOGT. A genea- 
logical account of this ianiily forms chapter viii. of the third volume 
of the late Kev. Abncr-]Mor?e*.s "Descendants of Ancient Puritan.-." 

Witb his brothers lie succeeded to the mercantile business of his 
fatlier, v.hich they greatly extended. He was mayor of Xe^v A'ork 
from 1735 to 1780, and was elected to represent that city in 17-18, 
in the provincial legislature, and continued a mcml er till his death. 
He opposed the adininistration of Gov. Clinton, and was an intimate 
friend of Chief Justice Delaney. lie marrieil Eli/-a))eth Bache, t-istcr 
of Theo[)bilrite Ijaehe, but left -lo descendants. He died December, 
17oi>, aged 5<). 

An abstract of his will, A\hioh is in the New York Surrogate'^ 
office, lib. XX. fol. 151, is given by Morse (Anc. Pur., iii. 17:^). 
See A^ei/J lorJ: Colonial Docionents, vol. vi. p. ll'd; Suiith'i? 
History ofy^cio York, vol. ii. \-i'2. 

New Yorky* 12"' May 17 10. 
ColP Jacob Wendell 

S' I roe'* Y' favour of tho -S'" In-tant on the same Sheet of pai/or of a 
Letter of t'le Same Date of His Excdl'^' G'.'\' .Slieerly with roiianl to Some 
Enlisted men here for his Kt'jjfini'.Dt, for Answer to him iieirj; yuuli make 
my Copploment.s to his E.vecily and tender him my he^l .Scrviecs in any 
shape 1 am Capable of, as to the IVvAw, men, I Yesterday after Church 
went to Servant llam-cy's and was Inlbrmed from his wife that her hus- 
band with the Ei;:ht recruts where cone to Philled(;l|)hia. and that SIic hy 
the post the Ni-hl beftre had a Letter of 1dm that he had Delivered the 
Keciuts to Cap*- Procter one of Go' Slicrly's recruting Officers their v/ilh 



60 Paul nichard to Jacob Wendell, 17-16. [Jan. 

nhouie lie hnd S.'ftleatul rcceivc>l the Mfiiu?y5. and io Kxpcctcd hero by the 
midillc of this wook whtu he rotnnics Sh.ill ICiiijuiro f.ir'.lior about itt uuJ 
if my Servioe is recjuircl Doe t)io neclfnll thcietoe. 

Now in AnsNVor to Yo" You say you are sorry I rcfusM heinj^ a Com- 
missioner, J hi.d severall Good rcai^oiis hut this C)nly I sh-iU Give yo'i and 
I hojie ill will ho S;iri>fa.nory, M" Rii-hard is in a 13.idd state of health, 
I this T);iy am Goeinj over to the Jerseys to Look out for Lodginns neare 
her riiisiaij for the somer Season and Intend to he with her as Oiten as 
my bnissness and ray being an assernbleman will permitt which will be much 
Less then I should Eneline. aiulwill be Seldom enojjh. for as you Know 
liow I am Sireoinstanced, havein<f no Issue She is my all and Second SeUe, 
and 1 Conceive itt my Indispetiscable Duty as Strong as I am tyed by 
AiTi-cfions, to Contribute all in my jiowcr for her Ease and Satisfaction, and 
to take that Oliiee of a Ctimmissionor upon mee, miijht Occassion my Goeing 
from home two or three Montlis, which If 1 took upon nice by Choice, and 
any thiii^ should liap[H-n to her in my Absence. I slion'd never for^jivo my 
pelfe, I ilui'l be Verry Glad to see you when you Come on that bnissness, 
but Caimot tiiink the -Meetin;^ will \k- here L'idess Gov' Goui^h of Wri^inia 
Comes in. which I was tolil Yesteni-iy our Gov' p this post had rec** a Let- 
ter on that. sui)jeot, and 1 A^ree with you that if the Commissioners meet iliis 
Somer and make a Pvojier Lvepresontation to the Court of Great Ijiirtain, 
with re>;pect to th.e Uikeinc^oi C-inniday, I make no Donuht but the Xes.^esary 
assistanve would be Orderd from tS;cnee, for without Some Navail force and 
Marions I Imasaine itt not l^ract./cable, nor is the Conianaut able to bare 
the Expence of itt themselves. 

I have seel! y'' Tennant and have told him what you say ab' y' house he 
Seemes to be Eascy for if j-ou a'iow hiru the Intrest he will as Leave take 
iit up from oth.er people and pay all Dowiie. Provided he is allowed a ye.'.res 
Intiest on £40i- : or a yeares Ji.trest on '2L)v£ .acconling to the proposealk 
I wrote you by Milkin, which he is willing to Comply with, but not other- 
wise. 

I should be Glad you would Give me an answer ab' Edm'^ Totlerselh 
AOaire I am Sorry to say that poor !Man has not had Justi<."e Done him, 
and befTi; voul Enquire about itt and Lett me know, or Make an End of itt 
for him, for his familie is Verry Poor, I have airaine in Compassion Ad.vanced 
him a Small Matter to Cloth thorn this wint^ir Pray remitt ailso the ballance 
of M' Braddocks Moneys in rum Paper Tea or any thing you think will an- 
swer best, the Loafe Sugar you sent Does not Auiwer. 

My best regards waite on you and all y" 

I remaine with Much Estcctne 

S' Y' Most Humble Serv* 

P S La^t Sunday Gov' Morris* Paul Kichakd. 

was (liven over, and there is 
a report thiit he is Dea 1. bul- Cannot 
tell which way iit is C'une. 

• I.cw!< Morri*, lovcrnor of New^ Jrr<cy, il'uvl at Kin::=l)rir>-, N. J., M.tv 21. 174 >, aped 
75. Ilis [• iiu-r-i •.vitii .1 i!u iiioir «re prititoU lu tlic lourtli volutiic of tlie Colltctioio of the 
New J'-Tity Hi->toiical .Society. — Ed. 



].S78.] Record-Booh of the First Clntrch in Charlcsioicn. Gl 

[Contiuuccl from vol. Nxxi. pago 3-'8.] 
— Taj^c 338 (^Coitciiidtil). — 

tjacob. S. of 111' Eiias (& ) Stone jun'— Stone 

T2~!SainucI S. of lu' Jauu-s A; Koltel — Koiitl 

iRfhcc.ja J), of Thi.nia? Cs; Mnry ILtwkius — H:\wkins 
jEliziboili D of nir SiL-i.heii Uail-cr jun" Anne's wife iJad.'cr 
'iKatborinu D. of m^^ Thoina>_S^[ar.j;'_l'avloi^— __ Taylor 
jElizabTilTnr^fliifrik'nj'.^S: _ _ Uead — — Head 



Feb. 





'io 


Wardi 


4 


- 17 


•22 


^lartb 


25 


April 


vyth 


June 


S'i 




10'^ 


J.ilv 


1 



Waters — — 



Augft 
Sent 



I i2 
9^ 



1722 
M D 
Octob' 



Noveui'"' 



Dcccm* 



1722(3 
January 



Februru-}' 
vol,. 



16 



Sarab T) of m' Adaiu Sc 

jZecharlah b. ot lu' Joiepb & lia nd — — . 

!liavi.rs7of~nir"F.;?ediieT& m' Eliz Cheever — 
", Jo"hn S. of 1)1' Jobn ^>oiTaP Sole y — -- 

' jXatbaniel S. oT"m^X[ub;^n i. • lie Frotbi n -- 

. J..,„^ pr 

Riebard S. M m'J?jthard & ^Nlary Boylfioa 

Eiizabe'ib.ltXof m'TJubu irj.a* Eliz Stanly — 
iSarairD.^f m" Cbarle? it Bnrron-bs — 

'.Jonathan S of m'. Jonathan & Ann^Kann'dell 
I WiiiiaiZrS ."oT m'. WiUfam &!«* Marrha A-brabauis 

jMargarit ) r^.^^..^ DaiKditers of m' Jofepb & m' Anne 
vS: ilary ) j 



"Waters 
Rand 
C'bevor 
Soley 

Frotbiugbam 

BoyUton 

Stanly 

Burrouc^bs 

Rau!!(Jell 

Abrahams 

Xewel 



23 'Enocb S. of ni' JolVph ^: Rr-tb Hopkins 
SO 



Ebenezer S. of m' Jobn & Mary Griilea — — 



Baptized 1722 



Pa-e 339 — 



Elizabeth D. of widoiv Abce "^Vood^vpl ([blotted] 

! Hnfband Bonj) 

7 jMary D. of m' Richard &_^Jj^^[y_Sutton — — 

14 lAnnali. D. of m'. Benj & Kurd — — 

21 JTboiviasS^ of m'. Zecbariab & Mil bed Davis 

jStepben S. of ui' Benj. & Abigail ^\'aters — 

4'- Mary D. of n^'. Riel.ard 6c \n\ Sarab Fofter — 

TV^ jH'ie .>. of n;' Sanuiel & Fofdick — — 

!F!iz:;beib D. of in' Samuel \ Aliiirail Web — 

IHarrdi ]). of m' Robert fv: Hannah Calder — 

18^f^ibbep]7y sT^Fia' IJa'-ufcV'" Townfend — 

jRutb b of. m' Samuel (& Ruth") Adams jun' — 

25 lAbiL'ail Prof ni' Jofc-jOi iK: loariuh Auftin ja' — 

2 iJobn S. of m' James ii ^[ary Auftin — — 

Grace I), of m' Jobn (.iu"['?]) ^^- Grace Newel 

Eiizal-elb D. of in' Andrew it Martha Mallet — 



16 



James S ol m' Richard «fc 



Kcttel 



Uoj'kins 
Griifc-n 



Woodwel 

Sutton 

Hurd 

Davis 

Waters 

Fofter 

Fof-lick 

Web 

Calder. 

To-.vnfend 

Ailams 

Auftin 

Auftin 

Ne".vel 

Mailet 

Kettel 



120''' 



la'i" Timothy S of m' Richard & Miller— — Miller 

Samuels of uJ Timothy ic Goodwin — Goodwin 

Charles S of m' Ch.Tles & Sufanah White — While 
Katharine. D. of m' Solomon ^; m' K;!tharinc Pbipps I'hipps 
JMahltabcl V). of m». Jonatlian & m' Miileccnt Rami Rand 
2^7~'Jfr:Mtri.in S~of !ii'.~J lioMii- \ .Vr.na (.'linpiuan — C'npman 
j 3<» lnMni::ih I), of m' Andrew i<- Al-i^^aii Newel — Nev.il 
I JAIaUliew S. of m' George K* Efther Minors — Miuois 
xxxii. C* 



C2 



Jiccord-.I'C^k of the First Church in Charlestoiru. [Jan. 



17223 



M 
Feb 



D 

th 
17 
24 



r.:i]'.i7,'d 1722 ! 3 



Pa-e 310 



March 1 ; 



April 



24 'h 
31 

7lh 



Sarali D. of in' J<.fci.li & Marv Wood -- — 
Mai-v IV (.f 1!.' Jol,ii\ IVaiKos Pliiilips — _ 
Al.igail D. of in' .Samuel ^- Ahi-ail Call — — 
lvit.li.ii\l S. of :\I'. Daniel \ .At-rKebocoa Ruflel 

Thomas S. of v.\' 'Diom.i* fc M' Ann;; IMoufel 

.lohn S. of m' John .S: Hanah Simons — — 
Miehael S. of m' Mieliael & Winifred I'.ri-.lon 
Sarah. D. of m' Barlliolomew & .Marv Trfw — 



A\'ood 

riiinins 

Call 

KulTel. 

Moiiffl 

Syuiens 

liri'^dun 

T. 



Nallianiul D. of m'. Xafhaniel Oi Klizaljcih Waters Watir 



Mav 



June 



July 



1723 
M 

Aufrft 



14th 
21 



28 
12 
19 



21 
gih 

16 
23 

30 

7ih 

14 

21 



Jol'eph S. of M' Samuel & 
Sa:i!uel S. of Robert ^: 
Mililred J), of m' Jofeph .*;: 
Klizaheth I), of m' Jolm & 



lMiij>j>s — 

Trevet — — 

Hand — — 

Sprajrue — 



.Jonathan S. of ni' Jofeph & Elizabeth "Lomman 
Andrew S. of m' Tiiouias & Frothini;haiu 

Lawrence S. of m-- Steplien & Marv JJiucher 

ilobcrt S. of m' Pu^l/en .>< 3Ierey Spring — 

William S. of John ic Faiih Salter — "^ — 

Simeon S. of m' Tho Brazier — 

rarne! I), of m' John fc M^ Parnel Coilman — 
Siifaiuiah I), of m"- And & Sufaniiah Pill be.ry 

John S. of 11- Jolm cV Anne Aiburv — ' 

Johafiah D. of W Thouias & Joanah Jcnner 

-M^ AbiiTail S-.veetzer, an Adult; pc-rfoa — — 
Jiiooh, fih postluHu Jacobl DefiiDcti & Annah 

Johnfon 
Vbi'^^ail D. of William & Teal — 

Mary D. of M- li-.-rnabas & Davi.-, — 

Elizabeth 1). of m' John A: ni- Marv Cary 
>Vil!iiim S. of m'' William isc Abi-ai'l llop'pen 



Phipps 

Trevut 

Rand 

Sj^rague 

Lemon 

Froihi:i;^liam 

Butcher 

Spring 

Salter 

Brazier 

Cod man 

PiU'bury 

A f bury 

Jen nor 

Sweetzr 

Johnfon 



Sept 



J) 

4 

nth 

18* 

25 

1 



Ociob' 



2sov 



22 

29 
13 

20 
27 

2^ 

10* 



Te-al 
Davi3 
Cary 
Hoppen 



Baptizd 1V23 



Paw 341 — 



Mary D. of ^f- Samucrl Sc TrunJjal — 

Sa:au D. of .Mr Ilonry \ Sarah Pownel — — 

Aiuos S. of M' Amos & Hanah Harris — — 

Caleb S. of m"- Caleb 8: Lanipfoa — — 

fohn B.ixter, an Aduh perfon — — — — 

Anno ]). of m'-Jfaae i^' Grace Parker — — 

John S. of M"" John & m' Abigail Steven? — 
ohn ') 

& > Twins of :A' Elias & Abigail Stone — 
Mary ) 

John. S. of in" Ptobrrt & Alice Right — — 
M;:ry D. of m' ChriAophcr & Mary Bi.itehford 
Joh..riah J), of \n Jofeph 6i U'hitaniore ju-- 

Mary Remiek, an Adidt perfon — — — — 
J:i!z ib..th \). of ^VilIiam & Teal — — 

Cr.icc 1). of m- Stephen (junr) & Anne Hall ~ 
Dai.iel S. of Da.iiel (j;ni'-; & Lawrence 

I'hilHps [ & 's sifter | Mary | 

Swcelser, adult perfons — — 
Katharine D. of m' Jienj: & Frothin-'ham 



Trumb 

Pownel 

Harris 

Lan:pfon 

}'>axter 

Parker 

Stevens 

Stone 

Rijht 

Blat.hford 

\\ hitamore 

Reiniek 

Teal 

ILill 

I^awrcncc 

Swectscr 
Frothin 'ham 



NoTs.— In flie ori.sinal Record Lorizontnl lin'>.<' are roiiililv drawn nndT efi<'h 'late with 
itsc:ttv,p.- :Ii.)vvn '.y ;.,i:,'..s.TU-.y)(r.l" lOcyr.l) us [.ritit':.!.' Ti.. -c \uv6 w. re u.-v.l until 
t.)C c;(l (,f 1,31. A- tin.'.v are not iinport.uit parts of tfic Iicc.>r I, aiil art: |iri-it«:'l with 
Oif.culty, ilicy aic hcicifkr oniitte J on ihcie pajjci. Alter l/Sl iLty were noi used. 



1878.1 Pccoril-Bnoh of the Flr;it Church in Charlcsioicn. 



C3 



i 

1723-1; 

Jan j 

I 
1723,4 



— Tac^e. 841 (ConchtdtJ). — 
jSufannnh D. of m' Jolm k Lozyn — — 

-* liT'V^ NegroewouKin ] 

/iljiah . ° \ — — — — — 

S''> '>[arv D. of W Jufi:i}i & Mary Ilciuhaw — 

2:^ |S.;iiuu'l. S. of m"- Sanir.ol & Abiu'.-iil Call — — 

Kli/alicth D. of m"^ K/.<-kiol ».<; m'"' Abigl C'hcevcr 

Vl'ij^ail D. of mr Jk-nj v"^ Recti — — 



Jrinuarv 



'^t'lirviarv 



D 

12 

10 
20 
oi 
9th 



:e 312 — 



M 



_ — — AVt'lih 



1720-1 — Tai 
UapfizPil 
Xathaniol D. of lur Jo?(.'ph & Dorothy Ivi>l(lcr 
Anno D. of in'' .lo.-opli Ot Amia Salit-r — — 
.Ii.fi'pli D. of 111'' Xatlii. Frotkincrliam jiiuf & 
Thomas S. of ra' John & Kand — — 

Amk'rfnn S. of ni' Samut'l A.hhnins — 

Caleb S. of m^ Jamos iV: Mary Ki'ttel — — 
Goor.M' S. uf m' Georire (^dvckl) ^'i Ab Darling 

P' 'iKtizalK'th Wellh ^ |. 

k\ her Si<tor Kathnri:io "Welfh [ 

ll> jjonathnn S. of ui"" .lonathan i>. Milliocnt llaml 

22 lEfther. D. of ra'' E'hvarJ 6: Efthcr Biv./ior — 

29 lAnnr. D. of M^ Beiijamin & Ilur.l — — 

April 12"'',Tiinothv S. of 111'" Jo?'jj.h & Rand — — 

Joanna' D. of n\' Samuel .*^- Joanr.ah. Hill — 
JMary D. of m"- Richaru i*c Mary Whittamore — 
3' jJo'.ui S. of M'' James iS: Martrarit Sherman — 
Jofenh S. of -Mr. Reter & M^ Sarah Calef — 
,L;c>ar *\: ^^^^ ^£ q^^,^.^^ ^ Anne Xej'roes — 
IPoinpey \ ° 

lO-^-jAbi:fail D. of '^l' JcJin & Ruth Siim]i?on — — 
Sarah D. of m"" Thooias & Salter — — 

Zecheriah S. of M- John & Fowl — — 

FJienezer S- of Thoinas & Mary Diah — — 
John S. of in^ Jufeph \- Froft — — — 

{Mary 1). of ^l' Eleazr & Lydia Phillips — -- 

31 lAbiiiail D. of M"" John »?i: Doreas Sohy — — 
5 iWiUiam S. of M' Jonathan & Anne Ramfdcl — 

19 IWiUiam. S. of M^ William & Marv Davis — 



Lopyn 

Anne 

Zilpah 

}len>}iaw 

Call 

Choever 

Reed 



Kidder 

Salter 

Frothingham 

Rand 

Addanis 

Kettel 

Darling 



1724 i 



IJav 



17 



luly 



Rand 

Brazier 

linrd 

Rand 

Ilill 

^Vilitanlorc 

Siierman 

Calf 

Negroes 

Stimplon 

Salter 

Fowl 

Diah 

Froft 

Phillips 

Solev 

Ram'sdcl 

Davis 



M 



D 



Baptiz'd 1724 



Pa^re 34: 



July 2C >rary D. Mr AVilliain & M" ifary Barnet — 

I'J'liomas S. of m' Jo-eph & ms Newel — 

Au"ft 9-'^ |Johi S. of ni' John v.^ HaHah Rofe — — — 

IG IKathaiino D. of M' Iti-hard (ju') & M« S.irah Foftcr 

S0"'!'Jho!na9 S. of n>/ Tliouia?- & Mar.'-arit Taylor — 

Sop' j C 'John S. of m' Jof»i'li iV Ruth Hopkins — — 

j iSanaiel S. of ni' Samuel & Abi.'ail Phir'ps — 

I 20 Mary J), of m' Steven, k Mary^ Bal'^cr juu'- — 

27 John S. of ni' James \- Anne Hayes — — 

j Wihon S. of m' Ji.hn 6: Thankful Cliamberlain 

Octob"" ! 4 Benjamin. S. of m' Benj & Annali Bancroft — 

11"' Sufannah D. of m' Srjiiuel Fofdiek — — — 

18 1 ).;'. id, S. of J )>;aeon J-nathuu (\ Katharine) Kcttcl 

Klary D. of M' Daviil & ' Townfend — 

25 '.Mary D. of ni' Robert & AHcc Ptiirht — — 

! }Tlii/nias S. i>f m' Ji'fepli Auftin ju' — — — 

! llolin S. of in' K'iwanl Larkin jn' — — — 

Novem'^^' } 29 jjohu S of m' Eliaa Stone ju' & Abiguil Lis wife 



Barnet 

Newel 

Rofe 

FoUer 

Tay'.or 

Hi>pkiDS 

Phip[)S 

Pjadcer 

Hayes 

Chamberlain 

pKineroft 

Fof'iick 

Kettel 

Townfend 

Riudtt 

Anftin 

I-arliii 

Stone 



64 



l^ccord-Bool- of ihc First Church in Churlcstown. [Jan. 



1 >L'cei)if 



1724 If. 
Jauuary 



Febr 



— rage 3-13 (Concluded). — 

Snnil^ 1). of yU Cliarlis liii.roiiijhs — — — 

6 Sainnol, S. ol' M' J>aninoI it Marv^ Larkin — 

13 .Solomon S. of M"" Solomon e!c Katharin Phipps 

•20 [Sarah ]). of m'' IVr.i: N: Sarah AVIn'uior — — 

27t'' i.Iacob S. of M^ ThoV.ias \ Klizahctli AVclfh — 

|K!i:'.abeih D. of m"" Kica/:cr ilv: ]'!liz Johnloii — 

lElizalH'tlt 1). of M'-.John iV ParnL'! Codman — 

S-i JAI>ii::;il D. of M' Daniel .^ M^ Kci)ccca Kuflel 

10'^ 'Ji.hn S. of M^ John \ Francis Pliillips — — 

24 iMabi-l. D. of M-- Thonias c\: Tn' Joana Jeniicr — 

31 Ijann D. of yj Janifs *.V- Eli/ ritukur — — 



D 1 72-i 



}il[hclc] 



1725 
April 

Mav 





30«>> 


June 


13 




20"> 




27 


July 


11th 




25 


Aiiguft 


1-' 


1725 




-AI 


1) 


Au-lt 


fc"' 



28 



14 



14 

2r» 

25<'" 

0-1 



IG 



]japtizcd 



Pa-re 344 



i\I'' Jonathan Cary tort ins i 

& hi.-i brother P>oth Adult perfon > — — 

Janics Cary 3 

'i'liomas S. of m^ Andrew it Abigail X<^M-eI — 

At::.? J), ot m^ ^fanfrM-id ^ Abol [r] Taploy 

S.'rab J^. of ni"' Pvicliavl <<: Kcttel — ' — 

U..-lief I\ of M^ Goor^c .S: 3r Kelief Barrov,- — 

Jonailian S. 01 m*" Jolin ^t Logun — — 

Timoiliy S. of ^^I^ ^Michael »Sr Winofrd Brigden 

Jol^n S. of n/ Julm ^v (jra "o Xcwel — — — 

I'^d^vard S. of nV Edward i>c Anuf; Xc•^rcl — 

Gcorc;c S. of ui'' John and liauah Fuikr-r — 

Sanuicl S. of ni'' Kobort it Trcvit — — 

Sandi ]). of M^ Jo>Lnh c<^ Sarah Rand — — 

Jofopli S. of ]\P JolVph v.t Ilaoau Srdt^^r — — 

Robeit S. of m'' Charlc- .S: Snfafiah AVhitc — 

Kiciiard ) „> • r > t 1 c o 

X- > - 1 wins of m' John ct .Spra^^e 

•Natnan ) ^ 

Marv n. of m' Janu s & ^fary Bmitnol — — 

Sarah J), of M' JJirhard &: Miller — — 

Midiael S. of m' Andrew & Mallet — 

Jonathan S. of ni'' Jofej)ii iV Kcboeca Harris — 

Katharirn; D. of ^P Joliu ^Sc M- Eliz. Stanly — 

Anderf(;n of \n' Sanniel Addauis jun' — — 

Al)i;4aii 1). of m"" .Tolin cv M Abi'^ail Stevens — 

Jonathan S. of ni' Jonatlian Carv terlius & Sam 

Jolin S. of :>P Jfaack & Grace Parker — — 

li'-.berl S. of vy Jlobert A: Merey Sjjrinj — — 

J'.'f::ili S. of in' Joliah k llafiah Harris — — 



Burroughs 
Earkin 
Phipps 
^MK•ele^ 

j..i,:.r.,n 

CV.<l'nan 

Kuffel 

J'hillips 

Jenner 

Fluker 



Cary 

Cary 

Xewel 

Taplcv 

Ketiei 

Barrow 

Eoi'un 

Bridc'deu 

Xewti 

XoAv el 

Fulker 

Trevit 

Pvand 

Salter 

^Vhitc 

Spr^gue 

Brent no] 
Miller 
]\lallet 
Harris 
Stanly 
Addains 
Stevens 
h Carv 
Parker 
Spring 
Harris 



Baptized 1725 



— Pa-c 315 — 



]Jofeph S. of ni'' 'William & Sarah Eaton — — 
20'" {Jofhuah, S. of ni"^ Jofhuah & AbiLrail P.enjaniin 
Septemb- 5 Jjames-Bennet S. of ni"^ Nathaniel & Eliz Waters 
Elizabeth J), of ni'^ Jos.ph iS: Frost — — 

E!izub-jih I), of rn'' Xath. & Dorotliy Eauijifon 
Edwar'l S. of M' Edward ^ Miriek — 

12 Sarah 1>. of ^PJon^'.than it Sarah Call — — 
Abig;iil I), of >p Tim.Mliy & Goodwin — 

Sufanah I), of ni' Kichanl i^ Sutton — 

Octo!,cr j 3' |Geori,'o S. of in' Timothv & Marv Piecd — — 
2d j iHanili D. of M' Scih (vv) .^ Ilaoah Sweetier 
I jllelierca i). of ru'' Jof.-i.h it Kulh Ilojikini — 

1 1C'>> iWilllan. S. vi M' \Villi;aii & Eliz Kccd — — 



Eaton 

Benj itnin 

W'ati rs 

Froft 

Eampfon 

Miriek 

Call 

Goo 1 win 

Sutt(.n 

Iteed 

Swi'ctFtr 

II'ij kins 

Keed 



1878.] Jlcccnl'Booh of the First Church in Charlestown. G5 



Nov ciii' 
Dec-cm' 



1 T25-G 
January 



Jfontli 
Fcbrary 



24 
21 

28 

12"' 

19 

10«>> 

16 
30'^' 
25, G 
Dav 



— Pago 345 (Conchidnr). — 

Sii?r.ri:ih D. of m'' Natli. Frothiii^'hTm jun'' — Frotliingbain 
(laru.h, ]). of M* D.iniol l.av.-ior.'.-o jun' I't 

Mar-^arit J.awrencc Lawrence 



.'ulluia, S. of -M' Al)ol & rihtierry — — 

.lairios S. of m'' Jaiiu>> i*t Eliz. Turner — — • 
Ilafiali U. of in' Joiiatlian \- Milltfcut Hand — 
Xiiolas. S. of m' William ll'>]i;iini:? — — 
Katliariiie D. of m' Steven iV: ^[ary JJutch»>r -- 
Sarali 1). of nr J»!iii ^ Mary (Jrittcn — — 
Sarali 1). of m'' Cluifioiilifr \- Mary Blatcliforcl 
l.yilia ]). of m"" Natli iniel ^c Mohltabol (lowdry 
Ar.r.c. D. of m'' .fonarhan ifc Anno Kamfdcl — 
An'ie 1). of ui' Bartliol 6c Trow — — 



March 

1726 

:^[arch 

April 

May 



June 



6 
13 
20"' 

27 

6. 
13 
20 

27ih 
17tb 



8"-' 
15 
22 

12 



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I'a-e 34G — 



Xathaniol S. of m' Piarnnbas 5«: Davis — 

Sarali I), of m' Benjamin >*< Waters — 

Abiirail D. of nV David & Abi'^jiii Sprague — 
Jofe;ih S. of m' Sanuicl & Abi/ail Call — — 
ISarah D. of m' Denj: i!c Elizabetb ]?eed — — 
Ma.ry D. of m'' Samuel & Cary — — 

Solomon S. of M" Solomon S. Eliz Phipp? — 
Mary D of m' KIia« Stone jun" — — ^ — — 
Jonntlian S of m' Jofepli & Eliz Liuion — 
I Sarah D of m" R'.>berf, & Sarah Stone — — 
JE!ienezer S. of m'' Samuel vS: Jobanah King — 
JEazabeth D oi ui'' John & Eiiz I'ieri^e — — 
iSnfannah D. of iP James & Mary Ketttl — 
Thomas^ 

& > chililrt-n of Thomas & Abigail Maudhn 
Abigail ) 

Stevei; S. of M' Steven & Marv Badger jun' — 
Jolui S. of M- John & Webber — — 

Lydia D. of I\I- John & Dorcas Soley — — 
lEIizabeth Barns, an Adult pcrfon — — — 
lElizabetli. D. of M"- Nathaniel cV Eliz: Wire — 
jllobert S of M" Ilobert 5; Lydia Calley — — 
Sufafiah D. of M'' Charles & liurrough — 

I William S. of M"^ James & Ilephzibah Capen — 



Pilfbury 

Turner 

Hand 

Iloppings 

Bu;chor 

GritTen 

Blatchford 

Cowiirv 

Bnmfdol 

Trow 



Davis 

Waters 

Spragua 

Call 

P.eed 

Gary 

Phijjps 

Stone 

Lemon 

Stone 

King 

Pi'- rce 

Keltel 

Maudlin 

Badger 

W^ebbcr 

Soley 

Barns 

Wire 

Calley 

Burrocgh 

Capen 



M I D ! 



Baptized 1726 



Paae 34 7 — 



July 

Augft 
Sent 



3'i 
10 
24 



■Samuel. S. of M' Robert & Mercy Spring — Spring 

jJofeph S. of M' Benjamin & ' Hurd — Ilurd 

jAniiH D. oi i:i' Jaa;es iS: Ai.no Hayes — — Hayes 

Ijendma D. of m' Thomas eV Jeniima Stone — S[on(^ 

jKlizal)Cth ]). of m' Benjamin &: Sarah AVhcclcr Wheeler 

'Hannah D. of M' Juhn A'- llanah Rofe — — Rofe 

[Riihard S. of M' Richard ii: Anne Ricliardfon Richardfi,a 

|l".lizabith Parnam, vife of J'.'H-'ih Fariiam — Famam. 
lEIizabeth. iSr.Marv, children of Sai'l Jofeph&Mary Farnam. 

JN'athanlcl of N itbaniel & Klizaijcth Wi.-r — Wier 

|lla;inali D. of John & Rand — — — Rand 

jJof.'ph S. of m' Samuel & Mary Laricin — — Larkio 

EftlMT D. of m"" Jo.-cph & Rand — — Rand 

i'^a -.di 3). of I'l' Andrew .\' Abi^nii Xi-wel — Xewel 

;Eli/abrih D. of n.' Junafhan i Kiiz Call — — Call 
ii-^lizabcth. U. of m' Richard (jun') & Mary Foftcr Follcr 



06 



liecord-Booh of the Fir^t Church in Charlesfoicn, [Jan. 



October 



Nov. 



— Page 317 (Concluded). — 

jAl.iinil D of ml- T);!viu & Tounfind — 

jDoroiliy D. of ni' .lolVph it Klizrihttlj Farnam 

18 j]5i!liah D. of IJiu-ohi i^ Zili)ah. Xi".rroi.s — — 

2'i J.Miiiiiia J), of in"- KlclianKV: lyiillor — — 

9 John S. of 111'' Joliri Smith jur — — — — 

iFnim-es I), of iiu Saimic-1 6c Abiofl Webb — 
10 Mofi'|.h At Cliark'^. Il.tn-.iali. Marah it Sarali Grav > 

IchiKlivn of ,M' .Juuj.h vt llr.uali (iray ' / 

16 Uaiiicl cs: Katharinf. ehikheu of Dauiol iV: Ab. 

I Branch 

23 Ma'-y D. of m^ J.-iao & Mm y Bofcld [RluMo:?] 
13 Katharine .1). of iiir S:iiniiel'6c Adduiiis — 



Jbnth Day 



Nov 



Deccm'"' 



1726 
Jany 



Fcbr 



M 

172G,7 

March 

172 7 

Mai'ch 

April 

April 



lUy 



20 



Town fc ml 
Farnnni 

Millor 
Siiiiili 

Gray 

lirandi 

J'.of.l.l 

AdJ;t!iiS 



Bapti/ed 172G — Page 318 — 



Daniel S. of in"- Jfaac & Grace Parker — — 

27 jJuhn S. of m'' Adam & Waters — 

JTitnothy S. of m' .Michael & Briidcn — 

jEdmruid S. of ni^ Boiijainin iS: Afiah Bancroft 

^i'^ .Mary \) . of lu' Jii.hard A; Anuc Kottel — — 
|Al)iuaii D. of in'' "William it Ilopjiing — 

l-Mary D. of ra^ Thomas it Eliz Welfh' -- — 

11 "'.Mary D. of n\^ StepluMi & m' Parncl Codman — 
jKathr.rine. I), of iii"- C;iL-b & Katharine Hand 

IS'i^JAnne J), of uv Stejihen Hall junS & Anne — 
Anne D. of m' Josejih & Puith Hopkins — — 

25 Jauc, an Adult ncyro Serv' of m^ liich. Boylftone 

1 I Elizabeth D. of rc^John & Paith Stin.pfon — 

8 jijarah D. of ni- Peter .Sc ni' Sarah Calef — — 

jElizabeth ]). of m"" Jonathan & Sarah Call — 

15 lAndrew. S. of m"- Jcsej^h & Ballard — 

jSamuel S. of m"' Daniel Laurence ju'' it ^fa'-'jarit 
Eleazer S. of m"" Eleazr Johnfon ju"- iS; Eli/aboth 
I Juhnfon 

IDavid S. of m" Jofeph & Xewel — — 

,John S. of m*" Jonathan ^ Millecent Kand — 
iMercy D. of m' Thomas & Salter — — 

19^ Jonathan S. of ni-- Jonathan & m» Anah Howard 
Sarah D. of in^ Thomas 6c m' Mar:.'arit Tavlor 
Benja nin S. of ni' Edward & Marv Miriek — 
Abi;jail D. of nr Jii" & in' Abii^ail' Stevens — 
Grace D. of 111' Jn" Xewil jiin'' i^c Grace — — 
Hephzibah D. of m' Edward Larkin juf 6c Hegrzibah 



22 



29 



2G 



D 



Parker 

A\'aters 

Bri.'den 

Bancroft 

Kettel 

iloj)))iag 

\\'elih 

Codinan 

Kand 

Hall 

Hojikins 

Jane 

StiinDTon 

Calef 

Call 

Ballard 

Laurence 

Johnfon 

Newel 

Piand 

Salter 

Howard 

Tavlor 

Mii'ick 

Stevens 

Xewel 

Larkin 



Bap'ized 172"';, 7 



rairc 319 — 



0^ iWilliiin S. of m"- Henry & Poundin^ — Pouudin^ 



Ki-ht 

lIiMifhaw 

Eroft 



2C Kobcrt S. of m' Robert & Alice Bi-ht — 

Elizabeth D. of m'' Jufeph & flcnfhaw 

9='' Jofeph S. of m' Jofeph & Froft — 

Mchital)el J), of n/ Nathaniel & Mehil:J>el Cowdry Cowdry 
23 David S. of ni"" Benj. tV in' M»rey Frorhin:;liam ' Fn^hiiigham 

iTiio'iLas S. of m' Tiiomaic & Martha Syinines — Symci 
30 Ifa:-.;; S. of nr Elias Stone jun' — — — — Stone 

E!i/:tl,..th D. of iW William 6c Marv Pitts — I'itt* 
7"''' John S. of ni' .Tames ik Fowl' — — — Fowl 

Samuol S. of u/ Solomon & Katharine Phippa Phipps 



]t>TS.j Lonf),n>Mdoic Families. 67 



LONGMEADOW (MASS.) FAMILIES. 

Communicated l>y Willauu S. Alle.v, T,>\., of E.ist Roston, Ma5S, 
[Contiuncd from vt>l. xx^i. |';'U0 4'20.] 

4tli Gfni-.iiatiox. [Paije ].'3.] Ebcnezer Bliss, of Lonj^mendow. son 
of Samuel ai:d Sarah Bliss (s.e pa-e 10), was raarrieil, Jan. 29, 1719, to 
Sarah Co! ton, dauijliter of Kphraim ami Esther Colton (see page 40). 
Tlioir 1-iiilt.lixu were: 

Caiherlnc, horn Jan. 21. 1720, died jhiv 10, 180.5; E-tlior, horn Juno 
20, 1721, died Jan., IT'JO; Khcnozor, horu Nov. 2i, 1722, died Jan. 24, 
172 J ; Khcnezcr. horn April 7, 17:14. died Oct. 20, 1787 ; Josiali. born An:;. 
17. 172:). died Feb.. ISOo; Isrw-.c. horn Jan. 2s. 1727, died Oct., 180'J ; 
Sarui. horu JIurch 11, I7o0, died April 7, MZ^x Ruth, born Jan. 16, 
1732; Samuel, born April 2, 17-34; Sarah, born March 1, I73_u. 

Ouhcilne died uiin-.arried. Ks.!l.er \va< married July 2G, 17."'0, !o D^ii.iel 
Cha'j<ll.jr, of Eiitifld. and left )io issue. JosiaU was married to Sarah Frcst, 
and setth.'d in Moi..<on and left chiMren. }<j\c married Hannah ll"hbu:d, 
and settled in AVt'^tern nnd left children. Ruth v.as married, Nov. 0, 1<^-j-'. 
to Sa;;uKl Warrii.er, of ^\'ilbraham. Sarah was married, Xov. 18. 1702, 
to J'jlin Ivumiill (toe p:i;2e 100). Samuel was inarriod to Abigail Ivumnll 
alias Weld. Tiiey had a family in Lonirmeadow ar;d removed "to Ycr^hirc, 
she dying oit iho'road. The faniily of FJjene/.er (see pa^o 10). I'.benezer, 
the futlter, died Aug. 20, 1784, and Sarah, his wife, died Jan. 14, 1780, both 
beiuir 88 years old, he a little more and she somewhat less. 

4i^h Generation. Henry Bliss, of Lorcimcadow, sou of Thoma? and 
Marv lU^ss (page 11), was married to Ruble 13rcwstcr. of Lebanon, in 
Cornccticut, ifate of thoir imbli.-hment Dec. 22. 1740. Their children were: 
Thorn.'-, burn Dec. 7. 17.:0, died Jan. o. 17-'' 1 ; Solomon, horn Xo.-. 8. 
17.31; Calvin, horn May II, 17.J4; Henry, born June 7, 17."'7 ; ilulda, 
born Julv 2, 17.30. 

Ilciny Blirs, the father, died Feb. 7. 17C1. After the death of the father, 
his widow, with her c'.iildren. removed to die Town of liarnarJ.-ton in tii*- 
county of IIam).>hire. 

4lli Genr-iaiinii. Ebejiezer Bliss, of Lon;:m''.adow, son of lOhuiczer and 
JoaTina Bl'^3 (i.:i!:e 11), was manicd in 17.32 to Mavy Boot!), dauLditer of 
John a-v! Lvli.r Booth, of Knu.;Id. Ih^ir children : Mary, born Feb. 20, 
175.3; Lue.v,'hoiu Jan. 20, 17.33: Noah, born March 9, 1757. Mary, the 
mo'h.-r. dieil Aug. 1, 17.37. Ebeno/er Bliss, the father, was n.ariied aga-.n, 
Aug. 27. 1700. lo Abigail Cooloy, daughier of Joseph and 3Iary Cuoky, of 
Somers (sec pajo 08). Th.eir cliiluren were: 

Gains, born May 17, 17C1, died Dec, 24, 1S43. aged 82; G.ad. h-orn July 
20, 1702, di'il Nov. 21, l.S4.3.ai:ed 8o; Naomv. bo:n Fob. 1. 1701 ; Enos, 
boru Nov. 25, 170.3: Abigail, b.^rn .Alay 27, 1700, died Ai'g. 1'3, 1842, aged 
7o; Anne and D.;l».jruh, born July 14, 1771. Aunc died June 2, \>.\i\, 
ajed Oc. 
"Abicaii. the mother, died O.r. 0. 17-^7. Eb.-nczer Blibs, tin- father, wcw 
marricVi again, 1700, to llaniudi Alvord. of "Wilbraham, daugluer ..1 Noah 
and ilunnii. Alvord ; siio was l-j.-n Ma-ch .3, I72s. :>rary, the daiightor, 
\iu.^ married IXc, G. 17 SG, to John Ashley, of Si>ringru;ld. Lucy wa.s mar- 



G3 Jjongmcmloic Fcnnilies. [^Jwn. 

ricil to Doctor Joseph Chirk, Aug., 177G. Abiirail vfas married (p.i-iy 11) 
June 1 ■}, 1700, to A^;l Colton, sosi of Asii and S.ir;ili C'oitMii (see piVjr.? 70 
and 77). Anne was nmrried Jan. 30, 1800, to Samuel Kei-j) (j.ec^ y.^j^i-. luO). 
N;K>u)y was luanicd Fto. 5, 17o'J, to John Kobinson. of CTi-auvilie. Deborah 
wo.'? married Juuc 'J, 1802. to 13onjaTnin Cook, of J'.r.si Windj-ur. Ebcneior 
lilit-s, t!ie father, died Mareh 2, 1808. ai;otl in his 8od year, Hannah DI;.>3 
died 3Iny 8, 1810. Tlie families of the ^n[ls ^see [i:>^'C.< 17 aj.d 18). 

'1th Generation. Stophen Bliss, of Wilbraham, son of Kl)enezer w\.A 
Joanna iJliss, was married June 10, 17JG, to Cathajine liurt. Their 
children uere: 

Catharine, born Aug. L), 1757; Mercy, born June 24, 1759; Stephen, 
born Je.Iy 2, 17(''l ; Si'?annah, born March 21. 1761; Gideon, born iNIay 12, 

370C'; Cloe, born , died Oct. 2, 177G. Stephen Uliss, the father, 

died Feb. 13, 1800. 

4lh Generation. Joel IjUss, of Wilbraham, son of Joanna and Ebenezor 
Bliss, vas rnairied to Sarah Kilborn. danohter of Samuel and Sa-ch 
Ivilborn, publiihed Aug. 12, 17G1. 'J'hcir children: 

Snrali, born T-Iay 13. 1702; Daniel, boru Oct. ^ 17C3; Obe<l, born Jan. 
3, 17*35; Jesse, born Feb. 21, 17o8; Betsey, born July 11, J 770; Loric,?, 
born Ott. 'J, 1772; Violet, born April, 1774; Joel, born Oct. 1, 1770; 

Daniel, born Mav 12, 1779; Patty, born Nov. 2. 1780; Jertuiy, . 

Sarah, the n^other, died. Joel Blibs. the father, died . 

'lib Generation. \\k\'. John liliss, of Ellington, son of Ebenezer r;nd 
Jonnna Biiss, was graduated at Ne-.v Haven 17G1, was ordaiiied Nov. 9, 

l7Go, and was uiurried to White, dauizhter of Capt. Joel White, of 

liolton. Iheir children: John, lived and died at Tolland. Ct. ; J3et,?ev, 
Acijsa, Jo'.l White, ilo^ea, Daniel. Jvcv. John Bliss died 1790, see Cata- 
logr.e of Yale College. 

5th Generation, [i^ajze 15.] Nathaniel Bliss, of Wilbraham, son of 
Nathaniel and Mary Bliss, was married Sept. 25. 1733, to Priseilla Burt, 
daughter of David and Martha Burt. Their children : 

Wary, born Nov. 21, 1734; Martha, born May 10, 1739 ; Nathaniel, born 
Nov. 20, 1741, died Nov. 5. 17d2 ; David and Jonathan, born April 4, 1745; 
Tliomas, born Nov. 25, 1747. ^lary was man led to Comfort ChalFee, Jan. 
19, 1758. Nathaniel Bliss, the faiher, died Nov. 23, 1771. His wife, 
April 12, 17G9. 

5th Generation. Pelatiah Bliss, of Longmeadow, son of Nathaniel and 
IVFary Bliss, was married to Sarah Crowfort, of Brimfield. The date of 
their publiJimern Sept. 24. 1743. Their children : 

S.irah, born July 22, 1744, died Dec. 23, 1745; Mercy, born Nov. 15, 
1745, di.;d Dec, 17, 1745. 

Sarah, the mother, die J Dec. 17. 1745. Pelatiah P>li>.s was narricd ri'_':;iri 
Dec. I, 1748, to Jemima liitclicock, dau;ihter of David and Mary Jliteheoek, 
of Monson. She was born JMay 14, 1729. Their children: 

Jemima, born .Sept. 24, 1749, died May 15, 17.^7; .*^ai:ih. born Cict. 23, 
175!, died Sej-t. 20, 1754; Lucy, born O'jt. 13, 1753, died Xw^. 19, 1754; 
Zadock, born Ji'ly 3, 1755, dit.d Dee. 7. 1813. as'ed ^)H\ Mercy, born Mi-rch 
22, 17.')7, di(;'l June 28. 17^7 ; Jonathan, born Mrich 22, 1757, difd Ajuil 
5, 1759; Lucy, born Ju-ic 30, 1700; David, born July 1, 1702, died I^bty 
7,1815; Simoon, bt>ri! Dec. 8, 1764; Z.»uit!ia, born Ajiril 11, 1707, died 
Get. 1794; Submit, born Feb. 22, 1770. 

Jemima, the ilunuht-.-r, married Jan. 27, 1774, to .To^epli Bunislead, cf 
Wiib'aham. Lucy was married Nov. 30, 1 VS8, to Asa Baldwin, of Vershirc 



l<57>^ ] Ijonrimcadoio Faynilles. GO 

IVl.sliah r.liss, the father, died Oct. 21. ITHO. Jcininia, his v.-idow, wa> 
inariiod M:iy l'.*, ^71'4. to Cuiit. S;uuuel Xicliols, of Urin^i'iriil. \\]>o dle-i 
Aii.i,'. 10, 180G, and i^lu died Fo'o., is]]. The fainilv of Zadock (j».e 
pa.::e I'J). 

t'tli Geiioradoii. Al'iier Bli.s^5, of Lonirincaduv, sod of Nathaniel avA 
Mai V liiis?. wu!- inarrii-d June 28, 1710. to Narali Coulcy, dmiijlitor of Joseph 
and -M-iry Coukn-. Their eliildivn : 

Abner. born Feb. 1. 1 7."jO, di<.'d ^rarch 31. ]7on; Cloe. born :\[:iy 10, IT-'.l ; 
Nathaniel, Jan. 0, 1 70.'s ^lary, born Ajiril 18, 1751. died AuL'. -1. 1777: 
Sarali, born Jan. ('», 17.JG. died Sent, o, 17o7; Sar.di. born Nov. 13, 17J7; 
Batlisheba, born Jan. 10, 1700, died Fob. lM, ltiJ2, aired 72: Man-.re, born 
J\lay 2G, 17 Go. 

Cloe was mariied to Capt. Asahel Cooley. of "Wallin^lbrd. S^rah w;\i 

married to Tiitlle, of "VYallin^ford. J\I;imre was niarried t<i X\>t\ 

Cook, of "NWlliniiford. Abuer Dliis, tlie f ither. .lied Aj^ril 20. I 7'<2. Sar;. >;. 
bis widow, died Aug. 0, 17'J4. Tlie family of XaTliaiiiel Tsee \x\zQ IS). 

i»lh Generation. [Fagc IG.] G.donel Jolm Bliss, of Wilbraham, son of 
John ami L}fb'A l>]iss, was married ^'ov. S. i7-{9, to .Vbiel Cultun, liau^'iiter 
of Josiah aiid 3Lir>;;iret Coiton. Their children : 

Oliver, born S.|>f. Jo, i7oO, died Jan. \o, 17o7; Lydia, born ^Farch l'"^. 
1752, died 31arcli 29, 1755; Lydia. born Jan. 10, 175G; Abicb born June 
1, 175>S; Lucy, born March 4. 17G1, died ^Slaroli 31, 17G1 ; Lucy, born 
jMarcli 2S, 17G2. 

Abiel, the daughter, was married March 13. 1777. to Josiah Cooley (see 
page 108). Lydia was married to tlie Kev. Moses Warren, of ^VilhrahaIi:;. 
Lucy was married, to Edward Morri.--. of Wilbrahara. Abjri, the moilier. 

died . Colonel John Bliss, the father, was married to Sarali Mcrris. 

widow of Isaac ^loriis, and he died Nov. 3, 1S<.>9, in liis 83 ye:;r. 

otii Generatiiiii. Aaron Hliss. of Lon^nneadow. son of John and Lydii 
Bliss, was married April 23. 1751, to 3iiram Coiton, daughter of Wiliiara 
and Mary Coiton, Their cluldren : 

Aaron, born Sept. 1, 1754. died June 25, 177G; Moses, born June 14, 
1757, die<l June 17, 1757: Miriam, born June 20, 1756, died July 8, \^ol: 
Hannah, born Feb. 21, 17Gl,died April G. 1822; Margaret, born [May 1''. 
17G4, died Oct. 15, l'^31 ; John, born IS'ov. 22, ]7uG; Eunice, born Jan. G, 
1770, died July 30, 1630; Oliver, born Feb. 22, 1773, died Aug. 13, 1840. 

Miriam was married July 10, 1700, to Lieut. Hczekiah Hale, nami.ih 
wa> nianied July 21. 1788, to Thomas Coiton (see pat'e 71). r'^Iargai-oi 
was married .Mareli 28, 1700, to Ezra Steid>in3 (page 2'.i3). Miriam, tlie 
mother, died May 22, 18<»5. Aaron Bli.ss. the father, died Feb. 1, l8l!>. 

otli Generation. Eb' nezev Bli-s, of Longmeuduw. son of Ebenezer and 
Sarah Bliss (page 13). was married Oct. 18. 17 JO. to Sarah Cooley, daugir.cr 
of Daniel and Ji.-mima Cooley (see p.'ige OG). Their thildren : 

As.-ihul, born Feb. 5, 1750, died Muy 11, 1777; Nathan, born Sept. 27. 
1752; Eli, born Oct. 15, 1751; JCbenezer, born 175G: G-.d. born Dec. 3. 
1758; Esther and riiebe; Elizabeth ; Abijah, Lorn June 1-1, 17GG; D;;niel, 
born Dec. 27, 17G0. 

J'hebe was married I'eb. 10, 1780, io Josiah IMolton, of Hutlldd. Eiiza- 
beth was married April 12, 1702, to Levi liunn-ill (page 101. .See li.e 
farijily of A.'-ahel, ]>age 1 0). The most of thfi children being settled in remote 
pi'.rt.i of t!>.e. coiintry. tln-ir families arc unknown. JCb».-ne;'.ir Bliss, the 
fatl'or, died Or'. 2(». 17";7. S.irali, ids \vid'».v. difjd Marcli •*. 17!'5. 

5tli Generation. [I'ago 17.] Noah Bli-s, of Longu'eadow, sou of 
VOL. XXJII. 7 



70 A Y'-'hIcc yrh-afeeriJiicoi in I^rU'on. [Jau. 

EboiifZ-.T aiul Mi'.n r.liss was nmrr'uHl F.:-!). 11, 17S4, to Alnpiil Co.ticy. 
d:i'ii;IitiT of Stt>|)!ifii .iud ?tl;irv C"oo!fy (s'/c jvii^o lul). Tiieii- i.-hiMivu : 

Calvii.. Ikm-u IVo. 11. iTol; Walter, horn M:!y '21. IT'.il, Ui-iU S.-i-u 10, 
17".'."«; Walter, born fluly 4, l70i'i: .lame?, born Jii:k- 4. IT'J". 

NohIi ii.iss. the f.ilbor, diod Deo. G. ISIO, l-oia 3Iardi 'J. 17.")7. Al.i-ul, 
tl>e niDiiior, dit-.l April 0, lS-'>, aged 07 yoar.n. 

[lo be coutiuaerL] 



A YAXKliE riMVATKEKS^IAN IN FiUSOX IN ENGLAND, 

1777--1779. 

CoiiimuiiicateJ by V/iliiam llicuAitn Cctter, of Lexington, Ma-s., with Kof ?. 

[Coufiuueti from vol. xxjci. pa^e -'eSj.j 

[1778. ArGir;T.] Sunday. 2d. Clear weath-.T. The report tliis nay i? 
llitM^n-lisli and Friiuch ik'els iiad Diet aiul h-^il an ti)ga:,fement ; the j-ar- 
ticular:.; we have not kariii'd. Notliuig reir.arkaMe couceriiing us. 

Monday, 3d. Finy weatlu^r. Great talks of the Victorv of one hun- 
dred f^ana. add seven sail of iinc as ii.iviug got a baiting from the I'reuvii. 
It is this day in the ne'.v.iiiapta-s that the Eiiglish liad three lnnidre<l aijd 
fifty odd killed, junl twice that iiiunber wounded, when both fleets renreu ; 
the French into lire.st, and the English disabled chip;- into Flymonth.^ 

Tuesday, 4lli. Clear weather. "Mr. Wrenn and ^Ir. Duckett cune and 
jaid us our money ; brought us no news of any kind that may be dej/cialed 
upon froiu America. 

Wcdn<.'.-iday, oth. Clear weather. Last niglit twef.ty-iive of tho French 
p.isoner-j made their esca[>c- oat of their j^ri^^on by making a hole througii 
the wail ; four of whom were taken the same night, tlie remainder not yet 
heard of at eigiit o'clock at night; among them were two AmericaiH taat 
weie committed witli them. All Gosport and Fortsmouth was alarmcl oa 
the occasion, camps, etc. &c.f 

Thursday, tUh. Cloudy "weathei. This day the press-gaiigs brovght 
back four of tho French {prisoners and one of tiie Amc-icans that made 
their escujjc on Tuesday nigiit. There are six sail of the line missing since 
tiie er.iragcment. Ir is supposed they are gone into France to repali, as 
nothing can be le.irnetl of them as yet. No nev.s for us. 

Friday, 7th. Clear weather. 'No news of any kind stirring thl^ day. 
I'he French prisoners would iiot have their beef thi- day, it being cow-i>eef. 
They get nothing in l;eu of it. 

Saturday, «th. Clear wtrather. ^^'e utider.-tand that tho liritish troops 
are to leave New York aim n;pair to liiiode l.~land and Halifax, as they 
are to b.; kept in thc'r iewice (if they can). 

Sunday, "Jth. Cl-jar '.ve.uher; noiljuig new this day. 

• T]ii« \v:is the iioii-iJ"c.i-ive ciiirn'crrKnf liLtw.'i n K.':'[><.I ^'"1 lVOrvi!!ior:>, oiF V--iiA::t, 
July V!i, 1778 — -ji: ii)to, an-lcr i-n'i v of Jmirtial. f^r D.c. U. 177s. 

t An .1. Coin, r >.it" tliis al tii t.im'; its w.iv iiit-i t!ic Lom l>:i j • ii'xlicais .-onicvv' ^l \h:' :— 
Thi; Wj. niiiiistiT Mi.iti.v nL;iifi..-Mt hri,] inariiiM-l on '.V'.ov'l Coramoii. nca<- Poii.-in.'utli. 
an.] i)u TuoJiV, 4:;i. w;>> aLmncd Wy l.4e Iipimi: of two 4 itis ir)!U Forton Pri.-^i:. wii';re 
f li.- Iruiicii rtii.i .\ii.i ric in iiri-oiicrs v.-t-rc «-ontiiie !. In I'.?- than tin minatc- lli'- v.h',-.- wjrt 
urikr .iriii.-. and npni ili.ir airiv.il fo:i!il :li'- [iri-omr.s ta il.iiu' tli-ir c.icii^y t:!ro:i.'li :i .1 •ic 
j.isi i.ijr.iM-'iL'h f-ra man t-i n^<*. hi-V.vr n t\v..iitv am! riiiry hal nlivi iy flc-i, :'nil f-i^'i-'fi 
! i:r-in-il \\i:i: ;ii-' imno : <: ■-■nfcl:, foiUiil l•;c•::l■^ to>-cit..ir :!u.i.)-invir5 aa'l ••luilJ ui<: v:-}" 
I.iiitc- of ilit.ir pursiicri. A'.uii: rotnt-.'Oi! duvs l.cforc, c;..v.jti Amfriijua o(ri;:i;r9 ma-l-: tUeir 
csuipc I'cviu llx'i same prisou. — irvtUi^utun'a h^.aijazine, for 17*^, P- 33'i. 



1878.1 ^1 Yanhee Pn'vufccrsman in Prison. 71 

iSro!i;l::v, It^th. Clear weather; nothing remark.ihle this dnv. See Sec. 

'I'lif^flai . 1 Itli, C"loii<iy v.-eathcr. 3Ir. "Wrciiu ainl Mr. Diickett came 
and ]":»i',l u? our wa^es ; brought nothing uiatorial. 

Wc'iliiojtlay. iL'tli. Ch-ar wvathcr; nothing new this (hiy. 

Tluirs<hiy, l.kh. Clear weather. This day e.une on shore, twelve 
Fi'Mirh prisoners, and were committed to t'orton Gaoh 

Ihiuay, llth. C'lomly and rainy. -Mr. Martin very poorly. 

Satnrday. lolli. Clear weather. I wer.t out at the gate this day. The 
report is that eleven of the rrench prisoners that made their c>eaiie pcnne- 
time ago, are taken np at sea, and hrought into some port of Enghuid. No 
news reraarkahle. 

Sunday, Khh. Fine weather. Tiiis day Mr. Ila-well came li'^re to 
inquire ahout his son. and saw yiv. Gieenleuf in the lio.>pit.al. Mr. Martin 
went into the hospital.* 

I\ronday. 17th. Clear vreather. Mr. Evertt and one of the turnkeys, 
exchanged a few hlows, and the latter went and complained to the Agent. 
The Agent ordered him in the iJlack Hole, much against the ofBeer of the 
guard's v, ill. 

Tuesday. 18th. Clear weather. Mr. AVreim and Mr. Diickett came and 
paid us our money ; hrought no new$. Jlr. Evert canie out of the Jilack 
Hole, through the ollicer of the guard's means. 

'\\'edne>day, I'Jth. Clear weather. Came here, this afternoon, six Frei eh 
prisoners that were tak»^n in a merchantman, bound to Suutli Car.;.lina. by 
a Guernsey privateer. The olficers of the prize went on their parole oi 
honor. Came here seven French prisoners that made their es-^ape from 
here ; were taken on the coast of France. 

Thursday. 20th Very line weather; nothing reniarkalde this day. 

Friday, 21st. Clear weather; no news for us. This da}' .lames Thomp- 
son was whipped for stealing silver knee-buckles — twelve Ia5hes4 

Saturday, 2"id. Clear weather atid very hot; r.othing rem;:rka!)le. 

Sunday, 2od. Clear weath_r. Great numbers of the inliabirants camo 
up i;ere to see the American and Fiench ]>risor,ers. The Pall Mall Soei- 
etvj has once more prorogup<l tlie Parliament till the 1st of Oetijber. 

i^Ionday, 2-Ith. Very hut. Tliis day were brought from on board the ;.uard- 
shio lying at .Spithead, thirty Fjench prisoners that have been taken at 
ditl'erent times, and seven nK)re that made their escape out of their pris.m. 
Tliey were taken within one league of the French coast, by a Jisliirig b'>:u, 
and brought in here.lj Likewi.-e Mr. Wybert received a letfr from 3Ir. 
Bubotirong, in France, w liieh gives us great encouragement ;'[ likewise a 
letter from London which gives very agreeable news of Gen. Wifhingtop. 
and Lee's beinif at Clinton's heels through the .Jerseys, and had killed fit'rcea 
hundred of the English troops, and had taketi all their baggage.** Like- 

• Mr M;irtin — s^'o Tiorc, undfr ontrics of .Joi'.rnal, unil'.*r June 2^5. 1777. Mr. Groculojf— 
TtiO'M.is Gr^e .leaf, lioiittiaiii of i:i miic'.-, ot tin- .\n^',.lica, out <>f Bo-t<»ii — •<>.'e ll>H— oom- 
lait C(l to Foitiin l'ii->a, .Inly 7. 1778. Ik- cnU-ti-.l lii^ c-caia- frutn prisfisi. tu Fr.in- r, 
win n-c Ik- wiotc I.-ttcrs — icfc tiitiy of Journ.il for J.iii. 9, 177y. Tlic iiaiiiL' of Mr. H ;-wt.lI 
doc- not ii;:,ii;i it]);).-ar. 

t Mr. Kv rf — cc entry iinnn'iljitcly .sncrfO(liii;r — tlii-; nHm<' docs not appr-ar on Rill. 

♦ J..inf- Th'iiiiiison — <,m- of tlic crow of the Olocr Cromwell, priwUeur — ee lioll — 
coiiimiU' li to ForiD \ Tri-Mn. On. 1:5, 1777. 

!\ " I'alnicl." in oiiiinal. 
i ".Souie FrtMi'li pri-(iicr<, Fr.l ly, 7th Ansrn-t, were l)ron?lit n<horc liy a. Folk^torc 
liiii' '.nat. Tlioy h.nl o>c.i;vil frmn Fort'Mi Prison, ami win- inakins the l^st of tlitir 
w:i\- to Fnin'i; in a sinajl !i m'." — i7i nfirmaii's M'ltjfizine fur 1778. i>. 3^7. 
1 .Sec note, un<i« rci.riv <.f An.' '.}, 1777. 

•* Tnc- n..ireh a ro.> New Jer-"-y frotn Philadelphia to Xew York, Juriiij; whic;i Ihc JmuIo 
of MoninwUtb wa.s fought, i» here ulluded to. 



72 A Yunl-re Pn'votecrsman in Prison. [Jnn. 

\vii?e DTIastinp's'-" fleet li:ul Mocked U[) the harbor of Uie Dilawarc with 
twi'lvp sail of the rme. thirteen fri_':U<\-i, auil it i> to be IiojillI \.\\:\l ihere 
will be a irooil ai-conut of tlieiii Iioreatu-r. 

Tuesday. i')\\\. Cloar weather, ^.fr. Wrenn anrl Mr. Diukftt came 
here and paid us our mouev. aud conlirmcd the news of ^-eiterdny. The 
French prisoners in thf; next yard (it beiii:^ their king's liirth day) "Wero 
making nwM-iy with Inud huzzas, and we with our Continental jack tlying — 
the guard wa^ turned out auil disper>ed the Frencli prisoners, and h.)cked 
theiu all up in clo>e eonfinenient at four o'clock; then they came aud served 
us the same way. Jt being very hot, .ind we being very numennis, it 
juoved wry disagreeable; but all as one spoke, and were glad to hear oi 
the wcltare of our brotlier-. in Aincica. 

^\'{■duesd.\v, 20th. Fine weatlier. La>t niglit one of the Frcmli pris- 
oners died in the hospital; he belonged to the other yard, where the jury 
sat on Inm, as is customary in this j)Iaee. 

Thursday, 27th. Hot weather. This day I enter into the twenty-eighth 
year of my age ; it w.as attended with oue p. o.:f..t as much .is I could alford. 
JMr. Wremi came here this day and assured ns that we sliould not be here 
long, either all or a part were to go soon. 

Friday, 2"<th. Very hot weather. This d ly came on shore twelve 
American prisoners ; some from the guard-hip belonging to t!ie IJi.stoa 
Frigate, taken in a prize bound to America: S':)me from i lahley lIo.-]»iiaL 
belonging to the True Blue privateer, out of X-.-wIiury. 6cc.X 

Saturday, 2'.Uh. Clear weather. By private letters we are ii.iormed of 
an exchange taking place very soon, and that we shall be sent to France. 

Sunday, '^^h\\. Clear weatliL-r. Last night one Pliilip Cory died in 
our hospital ; he belnng.-d to Rhode Island uoverumeut : he was aljout eight- 
een years of age.j We have the r.ews of Ailmiral Byron's having an engage- 
ment with ^lonsieur D'llastiugs on the banks of 2sewfoundland, and the 
latter had got the better.jl 

iMonday, 31st. Clear weather. The coroner and jury sat on the bo<ly 
of the young man that died, as is customary in England. Nothing parti- 
cular this day. 

Tuesday. .September 1st. Clear weather. 'Mr. Wrenn and ^^r. Duekett 
came here and paid us our money ; likewise infortneii us that Loid Shel- 
burne was down here the latter end of last week, an<l ordered our otlicers 
three shillings in the rooni oi five, to make the money hold out the longer. 
'J'his morning Cory was buried. Tliis day the olHoers got only tliieo shil- 
ling's, the lir.-rt time. 

^\'edne?duy. 2d. Cloudy weather ; no rain. Two of the Committee of 
London that have the care of our money, came here this day to sec us ; 
likewi.-e Mr, \\'rcnn an.l Mr. Duekett ; brought no news for us ot any 
kind. 

* D'Kstiiiiisr's. 

t '* Poiiv," (JriinU. — Oro-eV SfmiQ Dictirinary. 

X Slc UI)II. Tlir<;<'lilie.-C'.ir>- iiKiiti.inr.l ;i> i.oloniriii;: to the tiri;; Ropri?aI— ?rc commit- 
iJieuts iintkr Jinie 10, 177-*, ;'!iJ A'l.i:. 9. 1777, in lioll. tlic '1 me 1;Iijo i>riv.itcf t — "(• (imi- 
niitiii.nt ii'i.l.r Jinn H>, 177S, in Uull; mu.I ItuoisrKK, x.wi. J-., :.i:.l ihid. xw. :vr,. Tlie 
Lri;4 K»;pvi<;il, (if 111 .- C'.ntiii'-ntiil .>-orvirt:. w^i- tlio vi s-.-l that curi.-d Fnmklia t"» Ir.inco. 
.Atrei a pa.-sim; of ilintv djiys :utfr Itiivinc rliu Cijpts nf H'liiw^ic, Franklin am Iphc.I in 
Qiiit>erun iJav. Two ij.ivs'l.efori-. ln> siw l.'.n-l, lii' >lii|i nut and ciptureJ twu liiiti-ii 
bri^'.inuncs as piizi-s. bee. 7, 17';), Ik" n';icl.< <I Nintcs. C'»<»pir s.iys ^llc wo.'* tlic Iir;t 
Ani>'ri<(i» aitin-of-wiT tli.tt i-x't -iiime'I It. !»• If in rla- I'tlicr hriiii-i.ln-n', 

^ f'lii.'ip C'.ry— o: tiir- .Sw.tlli.w, fvoni lili...!.- 1-1 ti..l— >'■<• J{mII— rMininittL-d ('■ Forton 
rriM'n. J.iii. iX. l77^. .S-l Journal, lt.uu-.-, An;^. 31, :tn>l S. i.t. 1, 1778. 

H Adniirul iiyroii iUccxxiUd Lord Howe in coinniuiid of llic i'.iitiab licet in America. 



1878.] Estate of John SAart, Weiiham. 73 

Thursday. Sd. Still cloudy, no rain; notliiiig remarkable this d:i\'. 

Fri<iay. -Ilii. Cloudy weather. Last night Daniel Steward was put in 
the Black Hole for atftuiiirin'j: to make his escape throuirh the privv-hou.sc.* 
'I'iiis aturnoon, died in the liospital one of the French pri.^oners (a butcher) 
belonging to the other yard. 

8e,)tein!ter orh. Char wealher. This d;i.y the man was buried, that 
died in th;' hospital, ^\'e have the news of an engagement between the 
Count D'Ua-tings and iSdmiral Hyron ; the latter having six sliips of the 
line taken and one s\r.ik ; live Amerii.-an mtii of war aii<l a nuuiber of ini- 
vateers being in company, as we are informed. 

Sunday, Tth.f Clear weather, lieceiveil a letter from Capt. Chow, in 
France.^ which infornis that Dr. Franklin had sent letters to the C<>n- 
gress about our immediate exchange, and expected an answer every day, 
which leaves us some liopes, «?s:c. 

Monday, 8th. Clear weather. Last night there was a breach made 
among our olUcers thiough the LMaok Hole, by nndt.-rmining, alnrnt thirty- 
five feet under ground, out into the public road. Tiiirteen French and 
two Americans (prisoners) that were confined in the Black Hole, laid 
forty-five (V.'ilkes' numher§) otllceis from above st.-xirs, all made their 
eseai.tr ; in all. fifty-eight. This nK>rning we were kept connned till twelve 
o'clock ; and. it) the mean time, all the turnkeys and ser\a:!ts were em- 
ployed in plundering all their chests, cots, hammocks. &c. <§;c. V.'hen we 
were let out, uuieii about the time, there were two of the men brought bock 
— one Bowers and Joh.n Connor — both belonging to the Angelic privateer, 
belonging to Boston. ;j Daring the time we were confined this mo.'"uing, 
we ruined the book of the prison, which we paid for. 

[To be continued.] 



PAPERS RELATING TO THE ESTATE OF JOHN SOLART, 

OF WEXHAM. 

Conimunicati J by He.viiy F. ^^■AT^RS, A.B., of Faleni, Mass. 

TITE following documents are copied from Es^ex Co. Court 
Pupcr.s, 11!). xxxiv. foL o-l. 

'•Att the court held at Ipswich 24 of Sept: 1G72 John Sorlah dyeing 
intestate the court grants Administration luito Elizabeth relict of the sd 

* Dfiniot Steward, or Stunrt, nf t!ie Montgomery, belonging to Pliihidclp'iii — see Rol! — 
coniniit'.f d to Ftjrtoii Prison, A112. 8. 1777. 

t Should liavi' been •*Ctl:."' This t-rior of the orlsriii.il is perpetuated in the dironolopy 
of the Juuri.il t!ir<n:'-'hii!i' the re-t of the raoTith, whuri anoilicr error of the ontjiuai ^c•ts 
the clironoiOrTy right with C '. Isr. 

1 Sc- nore. under entrv f .r J.ni. 23. 1778. 

^ John Wjike«, piii.livl'.C!- of the '-NDrth Priton"— in " Xo. 45." of whi-l!, issued on the 
23d of -April, 1763, he ii;adc ;; rr.einoral)le attack on the King .irid Lord Bute, f.r which he 
was impri.-oricd ; a f'iii<iu> di nia-.:c)u-iie of tlic time, and trn--iid!y to the Americans: lord 
ni.iNor of I/>Ti«lnn, 177''>, \:-., •vher. he pre.sciiteil an addrcs.« and fenionsiraiic>.' to the King, 
dcijounciii.: th'j povi.nmient rv-a-urcs tnwanl Anicrica. The ".iddre.-s, renn-n -trance, .ind 
petitio.i of the city of Loiidon. to the kin.'," 1775, ia published entire in the Town and 
Coi/rii.'i/ M(tf/a:ine (I/imJun), fur 177-^, l'. -21. 

i! D.ivi.l Ur.vers, prizmi i.-tcr, and John Connor, gunner, Angelica privateer — see Roll — 
Conuiiittud to F'>rt<>!! Pri^Non. .Jnlv 7. 1778. 

'• .Siifidiiv, 0th .'-^cpfi:n:ier, .'/i .Vm. rican jiri-oncrs made their escape from Forton Prison 
in tli • u'-,'\a."—0'.nfU-/'t'iii's Miqazinp. for 177S, p. 4.'<i. 

•' Wv;d'!< sday, 9ih, 27 of tho j.ri-'itiers, who ni:id<' their esc.Tr>c on Sunday ni^rht, were 
rcial.er, j-.nd aVe to he coini>i.;d for 40 day* lu the dutigeon as a punisiunent.'— iimi. 
VOL. XXXII. 7* 



7'1 .E\:((ife of Ji,hn Solart, Wen/i'ihi. [Jan. 

John .Sn:I;;!i, of the e-fnte of licr hito hiishaivl John Sorlali, An'l there holii'y 
an Inventory i)roiO'.itr'(l of t'.ic Kstuto jiiniuntinij to ahout live hnis'lre'l 
poumls oh^are estate, The oomt onlors nnto the wiil.low ^nio hnmhid si?:tv 
five pound, tui'l two of the fi:n:ijlitcr>. haveini; ic-eived tliere portion's &3 
ap|iea;!il in court, hy an ti(|nit:inix' uniK^r there lumls. And .«eavin ei.il h-en 
yet remaining tlie C'durt onK-rs to the ICMe-t s.)nn Ji.^hn Surlali A "luli'ole 
portion, viz. eiijhty fonr jimind and of the six f()ity twr) ponuds a pot-oe \iz. 
Sarah, Ilannali, .Martha, Jostph. Ahii,Mill ami Botliia as they come to age. 
Upon conilition thai, the sayd John stay for liis portion, till his motliers 
death, he .'.hall have his portion ont of the honx'-tead. And foriiier if he 
liave oeation to hnild, ho shall have one aere of land, next tlie hi^li nay 
about the place where .Spaldens hou-;e stood, he feneeincr it roiuiil, .Vn(i ho 
is to have all the land for his whole portion, as it is prissed in the Inventory, 
And the rest of the land to be securytie for tlio paynient of the oilier childreus 
portions." "Vera Cojiia" &e.. c*i:c., 

\> nic RonKKT Loito Ii-^ori'. 
The Dopositioii of Ezckell Woodward Adijed about 08 yers this Drpoiient 
doth lestitie arid say th;',t the houses and laiid.s that were formerly John 
Soolaru vSen' of ^\'el)ha^n Deceased, to which IJizahcth the K( ieet of the 
sayd Solart was Aduiinistratre.v have bien ami are now in my pi.se-ion and 
improuitnc-nt euer sine tho yerc 72 that I did marry with the .sayd Kiir.abeth : 

Sv.orne iti Court at .Salem 30: 'J : S> 

Attstes riii.LiARD Vlrkn CV : 

The Deposition of Peter Cocke aged about XV year.?. Son to Ivogcr 
Cock, tfc brother to Sarah the wife of Isaac ilidl all of Topsain in I)«-VMi;-hire 

That 1 did know John Sulai t of New Kngland, and that my sister .Sarah 
was his Iteputed Wife, about one year that I can well remember, and after 
the decease of the said John Solart, my sister lived w*'' Isaac Iluii. as his 
wife, and they vrerc Reputed husband and wife about five years to my certain 
knowk-ilge, 1 being veiy conversant in the house and my said sister hath 
two children which are the rei)ut«d children of the saiil Isaac Hull. [ ] 
farther saith not Taken upon oath y" .'<"' Nov: 108( ) 

Before, John Wai-Li:v CufTiisn' 

The Deposition of Thomas Carter late of Tupiham in tlie County of 
Devon. M-irrin' aged about twenty ^ix yeares Sworn saith that hee soint.-time 
knew an'.l was acijuainted with John Solart. son (as hee said) of one Solait 
of "\V( nham in New England Ordinary Keeper; which .s*" John .Solart 
mrirricd. with Sarah dangliter of I»og<r Cfjck of Topsham Chand!»-r. and 
lived afterwards about two yearus and after his <lecea-e. Isaac J lull of s* 
To[;shain marrie<I with the .s'' .Sarah Itelict Widdow of .John .Soiart, by 
whence he liatli had two childrtMi so reputed and furtlun- saith not. 
Taken upon Oath: I'-i'. Octob'. lO^". 

iiefore me, John Wallkv Cofnisn' 

"The Deposition of AMllir.in Ilrnscy aged about thirty years of Topsham" 
to the same c(lL-ct. 

'I'lie tc-tiinoiu-y of Robfrt Xowell of Salem ag'-d about t year<> .-altli he 
being in Kngi.iM<l: at 'l'oi»sh:in) about fine yeare agoe t^c Ix^iiig at ilie house 
of Isaack I lull, then liitfing in Top-.ham al)out thr«^ months ah'-r tin- .■>aid 
Isaaek J lull was maryed (as he & liis wife said:) & the wife of th-i said 
Isaac Hull tohl jue that siie lia'l beene formerly the wife (f Jolm Sol.irt a 
uew Kngiarni man, I Imitig before ac<piainted with t!ie sai'l I.-a.ic Hull : uhich 
wus the oc.i>:on <»f my goeing to his liou>e iV his wife understanding I was 
an ew (sic) Kngland man, took the ocasion to inforuie rue as before that she 



1878. j I'^^''iie of J'jJin Solart, iren/iam. 75 

liiul boonc tlic wifo ol" ti:e .^ni'l John Solart a ik\v Kinrlaiid man. an.i fiuiher 
?aitli not. Talion upon om\\ this ."V of Xuiit'inher l<>cO 

heJorc Wii.Ll.vM Biioavnk A-^sist 

Thosr; aito to ceitlr.i'ihat Isaac Hull iS: Sarah Suh^rt Avore nvirriod in tlio 
parrish c.-hnrch of C'ii>t .S' George S'-'p: 1: 1070: hy iiie WiHiaui Clare 
Ki ctor (if the sayd p.arrish. 

The l)opo>'tioii< oi' Iticlianl iriitten .Sonov A;j[etl ahout .30 yr> and K/ckicU 
"Woodvvanl Agiil a'oout .js yrs Thes Depouants doe tesiilie and say iliat to 
our knowlidge tliat John Soolart Juner decese<l tlid goe for ould Injrland 
after he had made his will in the yere 72 and he did arive in this country 
safe ;'.ir;iin and the sayd Soolart did tell us ihos Depo'.iants tiiat he liad bien 
with Sarah ids wife in In;^Ian.l, farther we thes deponanls doi testilic that 
the said John Soohirt .Inner was sayd to be dead about two or tliree yers 
before tlie Deaceas of Elizabeth his mother and the said Elizabeth was 
liuing when the sayd John Sool arts wiil was proved. 

Sworne in Court at Salem: ;^>i"> : 0: hO 

atejtes IIilt.iap.d Yekkn Cly 

I whose name is nnder writen doe declare that John Selarl sum time of 
AVenhani & latly of To[)-ham in the county of Deuon in old England left, 
in my hands his" will when bound for oM England *& about two ye:ir5 after 
returnin:^r hither ag;une hee toald moe that hee would change nothing of 
that uillbut it sh.ould .-tnu'l & desired mee to write to his wife & her fren-U 
in J:^ngland ^i; giue y'" an ace' what hee liad dun as in liis will dooth apeare 
this I c;iu testilie as in tiie presence of god to bee trutli RoG-i^u Dkumy 

The la^t will and testament of John Solart made this 20: 7: 1G72 

I being well in boilily health through Gods goodnes yet by his providence, 
being bound to sea, and for old Euir'-^i^nd. and therefore for my setling what 
it hath pleased to give me for my i'.dieritance in this preseiit worM, J do a.«; 
hereafter will and "disi)Ose of it. J say all tliat my portion wliicli was left to 
me, as my part &. portion, by Ipswich court which is exprest ivi the courts 
settlement of it. to be as the summ there is. eighty four pounds whicli is ray 
right in the estate of my llather deceased, al.-o a bill o!' four pounds which 
is due to me from 'M' Kiehard Oliver of Munhegen. this mentioned before 
I doe di>pose and will as followeth, to my bchned wife Sarah Solart. now ia 
England. I say the. whole summ to her, If it shall please God I shall not be 
beirti of more or shall by his providence be taken out of this world. If she 
have never a cliild by mee, 1 leave it whoiy to her selfe, but if it please 
God that she have a child by me. then two thirds to tlie child, when it coaie 
of age. and one third to be her owne. ifcc. <ic. Are. 

The appointed Walter FaircHeld of "Wenham his "sole executure." 

This will was proved 2S''' M.m.-h 1070. 

AVce whose names are underwritten being de-ircd by John Solart Jua'. 
formerly of Weidiam to be overseers to his Will: haueing by the de-ire of 
Isaack Hull h;'d Conference w"' Walter Ffairfeild Executor to the said Will, 
And according to our uinlerstanding of the said Will, wee find the said 
Isaacks wife IJelict of said Solart to be riglii Heir to said Solaris l'>tates: 
& therefore accoidinir to our trust haue (k'-ired that "Walter rtairfeild v.ould 
quietly &. peacably deliuer the said Estate unto Isaack her now iuisi and for 
her Comfortit AJiprehend that the E-tate ought not to l)e deminidicd by 
the said I'airfeild Jn keei)ing it out of his hand who i-; hu-band to tlie .«aid 
Solarts Widow; wittuess our IkukIs this fourth of rsoueml/. 1G"<'>. 

IS'i:iii:miaii Jkwkit 
KoGEK Di:i:bY 



7G Gosnold and Prinrj, 1002-3. [Ja 



GOSXOU) AM) nUXG, 1G02-3. 

Extracts from a paper re.id boforc the Xow.E:;;:!aiid Hi>rorir, G.^iictlo-ical Soc;-:y, Nov. 
7, i^rr, by the lie v. M. F. I)i-: CosfA, ol' Now York City. 

ri'^IIE opening of the st'veiiteentli ccntiiiT witne>i!e'l tlie revival of Kutrlisli 
X colonial eiuerpi-Isi'. uiid the voya^'cs of GosiioM ami I'riiig were ainrjiKrst 
its results. 

In crobsiug the Atlantic. Gosnold displayed uimsnal oonfiilciKX- hv takiii'r 
the direct route, enuilating the example of Veirazano :;iul Ribaiilt. liy 
this, liowcver, we are not to uu»lerstaiid that he failed to make the Azores, 
as a m«p Just puhlishcd by the State of Maine would indicate, since he 
sailed in sight of oiie of thorn. 

It has been supposed tliat Gosnold's exitedition was sot on fuot bv the 
Earl o^ Southampton, witli the pcnnissii^i of Kaleyh. Brereton's narra- 
tive, iniblished at the close of 1(>U2, st.aes on the tiile-pa^e that the vovairo 
was wade "by per!ni>sion of the honorable knight. Sir Walter Ivileildi/' 
For the j)eriod of t\»o hundred and sevet'ty-live years these statements have 
stood unchallenged ; and Sir Waiter has been represented by historians as 
performing a prominent part in laying the foundations of New England 
colonization through Gosnold, his supposed agent. The time has come, 
however, to dismiss this opiinon altogether, since the following letcer. writ- 
ten by no less a persoti than Sir \Va!ter Kalegh liimself, distiii-.tly de- 
clares the contrary. 

" Sir, Wheras •.i« I wrote unto you in my last that I was g..nn to Weym'iuth, to 
sppajie with p pinnes of myne arivod fmm Vir^^inia. I found t'lis bt-arcr, Cai.tavne 
Gilhe.t titer also, who wenc on the ^alllL■ voyair«. But myne fell -10 leamr-; t> ilie 
Wist of N'irijinia and t!i!s h?arcr as much to the east : so that noatlier of tliem spake 
witli the peopoll. B.:t I do send h,»t!i the harks away airayne, having ^avci tlie 
charge in sassephnise wojde ; h!;tt this hearer l»rnii:in:j s »nle 'JOOO wai^ht Vj JJamp- 
ton, hi'' adventurers ir.ivf taken away their narts, and hruauht it to Ljndon. 

" I do theiefore hunihlii- piv>y you t > deale withe my L mi Admirall for a k-tter to 
make sea?:are i)f all t!iut vvhicti is comn to L'>ndon, etlier hy his Lordship's acturetye 
or by the Judi^e; beeau.-e 1 have a patent that all f-!npi)S and floods are c >n!.state 
that shall trade ther, .vith mt my leve. And wheras sa.-;-<(.-phraKe was worth lOs, 123 
and *20>: a pound hjfti'e tjdhcrt returned, his ci'ivingof the market will or.'rtlir.i',v 
oil myne, and his owne ai-o. He is cmtentel to have all stayde ; not only fur this 
presc!!t butt, hein:^ to ^^o a<^aynH. others will also go and destiny th.e tradp. vridoh, 
otherwise, would yeild b or 10 for en, in eerti'iity, and a returne in x.x weokts. 

'* I desire butt ri^^ht lierin ; and my Lord Adiairall, 1 hi>f)e. wdi not be a liindor- 
anoe to a matter of trade ic'ar.nted liy the Great S' ale of f u;_dande ; his L 'ni^hip 
havin:;e also freedomo and an ir;tcre^t in the C'.'untrye. A ni in of my L;r'l"s. of 
llamiHon arested part of (.JiUnTf 's, for t!ie 1 hope my Lord will not tnko it ; t.-eionir- 
ing not unto hyme ; liaviu:^ ali-o hyunsealf poure to trade ther hy fn> interest. And 
it were piity to overthrow the enterpri>e ; lor t shall yet live to see it au In^'li>h 
nation. 

"Ther was also bror.^ilit 20 sedar trees by Gilbert, which one .Staplyne of Dart- 
mouth hath; If my Lord wid voiich>auf to write to C. Harris to seazo rlitni, v.o 
wiM part them in three parts, to seele oahincit<i, and make Ix.rds and m iny "ther 
delicate tilings. I tj.'sce-li y m vouolisauf to speake to my Lord. 1 know iiis Ljnl- 
eliip will do me >it;ht hen in. I, (or ha-t, have not writt-n. F^.ir, if a s'ay h*.- not 
ir.ade, it wil be spent, and s old into many hands, this fx-arcr, Cojjtayne (iib -vt — who 
is my L>rd Cohh ime's man — will fiiid out wiit.-r it i'*.. He cnm: to mee witli your 
p^ist letter. It is J-c — by a :^o.»i token — tfiat lie had tli<; •j^v^-::\. diamonde. 

•* I bd-crioh yo;i. Itvir our rii^lit ; and voa shall see what a prf-'y, hon'Tv.'''.-U and 
eauf tn»dc wee will makt;. " Yours, ever to '^ervc y"u, 

'\V. R.^LEcn. 



l(S78.j Gosnold anJ Prinn, lG0i:--3. 77 

" I hope yon will excuse my cinr.b«'rs >me letters and ?iiit. It i« your clo^tney to 
be (T't'ileil with your Irinils, and sa smi-j; all men l>i'e. But what yuii thinl; iiutitt 
to he ihin for arc <h,ili never he a qu:irie!l. etiier imernall or esternall. I lii.uik you 
ever m>rc I'.n- the ir''-".!. ami what c.uin >t t'O etleeted l;Me\VL-llI If we e.iriu jt liavc 
w!nt we wonM. inethink^ it is a irreate ivMide ti- linde a frimie that will strayuc hymo 
sealt in his Iriniis cniso in wiiatsoever, — as ihi< world lareth. 

" WeniMtith tliis-Jl ufAnirusr. 

" (.'illiert went withunt uiy levc. and therefore all is CoiiCvoate ; and he ehall have 
his pait agaync." 

Thi> U'tter, long since known to the writer ami placed in a puMisher's 
hands fur publication in coniieeiion with a treatise, has of hiteyoais been 
accessible to general stU'l'.Mit-. thoiiLrh its boariDc; and valne appear to 
have escaped iheuj ; us it did Ivalc-hs best, if not latest, biogn'pher. who 
buried tlie letti^r in his appendix volume. The letter says notliin;: about 
Gosnold, thouLih it will be seen tli:it it alludes to his expedition of 10u2, 
and to no other. 

Tlie letter shows tliat neither the Knight nor the Earl had any cnnnec- 
tion with the enterprise, ihou;^h it, exhibits as one leadioir factor. Lord Cob- 
harn. the notorious Henry lironke. IliLrii Admiral. Gilbert is fully recog- 
nized as " Lord Cobhame's man," and he agreed to Ralegh's proposed act 
of confiscation, willi the ufiderstanditig that lie should not lo^e anything. 
Kaiegh says "he shall have his jcivte agayne," in which act Gilbert sought 
to make a'prulitable virtue out of ne^e-sity. This voyage was. perhaps, the 
carryinir out of t!ie expedition long before projected by Carlisle, in connec- 
tion with Salterne, mayor of Bristol, and others. 

Kalegh discovered that the voyage of Gosnold and Gilbert had bceti 
Dia<le when he went to ^\''eymonth to confer with some people whooi he 
had sent to f^onili Virginia with Mace during the same season. 

The observation that they ilid not see any of tl.e people, indicates that 
Eah-irh ])elieved that the colonists of Roanoke might still be found. 

Gosnold sighted the coast of Maine at a jdace which he called " North 
Land," twelve h-agues west of which was '• Savage Rock," now Cape Xed- 
dick. near York. There he met some Indians in a Basque shallop. Sail- 
ing thence toward Cape Cod, intending to go outside, he found hims'df laud- 
locked at Provincetown, after a night of slow sailing. It is evident that 
he had no intention of stojiping at the Cape. Aieher says that they at once 
left Savaire Rock, because " short of our purposed place." The purposed 
place clearly ^vas the region described by Verrazano, south-west of Cai^e 
C\.'d. In passing ar<.u:id the Cape a point of land was n,amed after Capt. 
Gilbert, 'Oly Lord Cohhame's Man." In the future, "Point Gilbert" 
may properly recall the Conspirator, whose '• man " carried with him the 
token of " the great «liamon(i •." 'J'lie expedition reached the i-lind of 
Cuttylnink in sail-ty. where the attempt at '• colonization " was begun and 
eiidt-d within al;out three v,eeks. Eviilently, their intentions were not so 
serious as generally sup{)0.~ed, for they had made the voyage in violation of 
Sir \\'idtor's charier ; and, under such circumstances, they could i\oi have 
expected to achieve anything permanent. In seeking to learn what they 
Cuuld aliout the country. Archer and IJrereton studied tlie Letter of Vt- rra- 
zano mierosC(ii)ica!Iy, though tlu^ fact has never been pointed out. A care- 
ful comparison of their writings with those of Verrazano would enable the 
critic to see liow certain languaire of the Florentine was worked over. 
They used the translation of ilaklyi. The following specini'-ns illu-trate 
this point : 



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CGsnohl and .Vrinq, 3G02-3. 



rj.m. 



BRKRETOX. 

Those people are cxff-edina conrte<>up, s 
pciitlr of uisp 'sitiv'ii nmJ n'l.U-rnnditioncd, 
cr-'^i'/hu; all i^thrfi : s > fl'v ;>¥ sliaj^e ul 1) hIv 
aiiil lovely favor. I think they oxnl all 
the peupio of Aineric.i ; of stature, iinufi 
hiflhir than uf : uf cunipU-xion or color 
like a dark nliv: : tlieir eyehiows and . 
hair hUick, vliich they wear lone, tieil up 
Uhiiicl in knot«, wh.'reon they priok 
feathers of fowl^, in fasijiori of a coronet : 
soini of than are !•'')■ k, thiu-funrd'.'l. "- 
* * T/i€i/ ore ipiicHf. ami sc aUfast in 
their looks, fearless uf others' harms. 
as intemli'i^T none themselves. • • * ' 
Their woiaeii (such as we i*aw). which 
were hut three in all, were but low of 
stature, their eyebrows, hair, ajiparel, and 
maiuicr of wearing like vo the men. lat 
and U'lt-farorect. and njuch delighted in 
our company; the men are or)/ dutiful 
towards them. 

ARtnER. 

Clean and strai'j:ht-bodied. with coun- 
tenance sweet an>i pha^anf.. To tlie-c 
the Indians gave hcrdf'til attendance; f.ir 
that they showed themi;i mneli i;'.miliir- 
it}' with our men, althou'/i) riiey v/ould 
not admit of anj* immod:.st touch. 



TKRRAZ.VNO. 

This is tlie eoodlie^t people and of t^e 
faire.--t conditions tiiat we iiave lltnni ia 
tills voyage. Tiiey cxrnd is in tjif/n';'. 
they are o( the color of bra->e: S'lmc cf 
them eneline ni'^re to whit"nes>; oto •;« 
arc of a I'tiow ro/'our, of conie.y visi_-s. 
with loni; and iilicke heire. wiiicii lU.y 
are very cnrelul to trim ani d'xke up: 
ihcxj arc h'nck and nvick-c.td. • • • 
The women are all of iiko conformirii- i\'.A 
lieawtie, verie lianvisoiiie and 11''/'-?.:- 
v-'rijl. x.\w\ are wdl-maniiered and <•••'•.- 
tmciit as auye wyuieu of go.d educaiion. 



VITRRAZAN'O. 

Every day the people rej.ayred to see 
ouv sliip. biiniriiiif tiieir wivt? with I'lcai. 
wheri-f they arp ceri/ Jealous. * • « 
We co.ild never o''taine thar they should 
sutler t'.iem to couie abarde our bhip. 



These extracts arc offered simply a? illustrations of tlio m.-inaer in vvhieh 
Vcnazano's Lett'er of 1.524 was used, the use being indicated even wlieu the 
Fngli.shnian sometimes reverses the Florentine's thou^Iit. The beaniitui 
descriptions of Verrazano doubtle-s formed one incentive to the voyage, 
and it is clear that his Letter was their guide. Gosnold himself ret'ers to 
Vevrazaiio by name when writing to his father. 

The failure to etlect the proposed colony may be attributed e'-;)e^'ially to 
the mistrust of Capt. Gilbert, this mistrust being amply vindicated by 1I13 
subsequent conduct uf that individual in agreeing to Kalegh's d.-iiiisc itioo 
of the cargo, it being slyly arranged that Gilbert should have his owi ^huie 
back again. The result of tiie proceedings instituted by lialegh is not given. 
The voyage, however, is not to be spoken against because the infamoii? 
Coi)ham was a patron, even though the I'opham expedition of liV'T— "^ has 
been treated on wroiig priiiciples. Sir John Popham has been styled a 
" hanging judge," but he sent rogues to the gailow^, while Cobham sent the 
innocent, and liiinliy stood upon the scaffold himself. Still expeditions must 
be tried upon their i.uriis. 

In the case of Gj.iiiold's ex(»edition, there is not much to say. thoucrh 
it is evident that the returning "Concord" was heavily freii:ht'-d with 
discord. Neither Gosnold nor Gilbert went to New ICn^land again. Tlie 
only result now evident is found in the voyage of luring, who caine the lol- 
lowin^ year to get another cari{o of sassafras. The New England historian, 
who has s';t forth Gosnold as an auiliorized agent and pioneer in a diirnitied 
and v.t;ll-digeste<l scheme of colonization, may now very properly re<*ou- 
sider the wiiole subject. 

The voyage of M;utin Piin'r rnu^t also have a new interpretation, so far 
as concerns its 'Jt'stinntion. It-» nri'/i/t has been stated correetly. 'vi'lnHU 
doubt. No less a per.^ou than the venerable Ilichard llaklyt lnjk up the 



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Gosnohl aud l^rinn, 1 G02-o. 



[J.in. 



Those pool >]c nre t-.vtHvl'.nu ooiirfpoup, 
pciitlc of ilisp "sitii'ii ami n-iU-r<i;idilion>'!, 
cx\':Uin<i all iJlt^rfi: s) f';'v ns s!i;\j'eui' 1) niv 
aihl lovely favor. I tliink ti'cv txci.1 all 
tlic i)eopli' of Amoric;; ; of sfafure, inucit 
hifjhir lima w : uf cuiiipli-xi'iii or cul.>r 
like n dark oliv. : tiu-ir cyeUiKws ami 
hair black, wlticli tlicy wear lone, tied up 
bihnid ill knots, wlicreon they prick 
feathers of fowls, in fasiiinn of a coronet ; 
soiw. of (firm are h^ivk, thin-lu'ard'id. * 
* * TI)Ct/ are nuirkr. and sc aUfast in 
tlicir looks, fearle-^s of others' harms. 
as ii'.tfn'lio^ none thom?elves. • • * 
Their wuinto (such as we saw), whioli 
vere but three in nil, were but low of 
stature, their eyebrows, hair, apparel, anJ 
manner of wearing like lo the men. lat 
and ti.'ll-fororect. and mueh deligiired in 
our coiu|)nny ; the men are cry diLtiful 
toicards them. 

ARCHER. 

Clean and ."strai^^iit-bodied. with coun- 
tenance sweet and pleasant. To tlie-e 
the Indians gave hirdful nttuidanre ; i'.tr 
that tlu-y sliowed tlicni i;; iirie!! famili ir- 
ity with our men. althuuu'ii tiicy would 
not admit of any immod.st touch. 



VKRRAZANO. 

This is tlie f:o.;dlit--t pO':)ple ar.d of :*■<? 
faire.'-t cimdilions that we iiavc li>uni in 
tins \oya_'e. Tiiey nrnd fs in lji;/i^-:'. 
they arc <•( the cirlor of brit->e: suinu vf 
them eneline mon- to whiteness; oth-:« 
arc of a x,'fioin roiour, of eoine.y visi.-e. 
with long and idieke heire. wi;ie!i t';. 7 
are very enreiul to trim and d'xke u^: 
they are black and <jyick-c.id. • • • 
The women are all i>f likeeonf.rmirie arJ 
Heawtie, verie !ian<J:s )nie r.nd [\'>ii-r':- 
vorcd. tik'y are Wfll-niariuercd and ('••'■.- 
linc/it a.s anye wjuieu of go d tdueaiiou. 



VEURAZAN'O. 

Every day the people re;.,iyrcd to see 
our ship, b'.inging their wivt= with I'tein. 
iohcrs'\f they are eery jealovs. ♦ • • 
We Co. lid nfV..r o''taine thi: thcv shoi-li 
sutler t!iem to come abjrde ojr fchip. 



These extracts arc oftered .simply a> illustrations of the niannor in v.'liioh 
Vcnazaiio's Lett'^r of lo24 was ii>e(l, the uso being iiidi('at(;(i even when xV.C: 
Kiiglishman t-onieiinies reverses the Florentine's thou:;ht. The heaiuifui 
cIe.>cri{>tion3 of ^'errazallo uouhtle^s formed one ineentive to the voya^'e, 
and it is clear that liis Letter was their t{uide. Gosnohl himself refers lo 
Verrazaiio hy name when writin^j to his father. 

The failure to ellect the proposed colony may bo attribute'l e'-;)'.'ci::l'y to 
the mistrust of Ca[)t. Gilbert, this mistrust beinsf amply vindicated by tlio 
subsequent conduct of that individual in :\ir''eeinL^ to Ualegli's C(>n!isc ifi.m 
of the cargo, it being slyly arrang-.-d that Gilbert should have his owi shaie 
bark again. The result of tiie procecilings instituted by Kalegh is not given. 
The voyage, howevf-r, is not to be spoken against i)eoause the infamo-.;? 
Coi)ham was a patron, even though the I'opham expedition of lO'iT— '^ has 
been treated on wrorig priucij)les. Sir John Popham has been styled a 
" hanging judge," but he sent rogues to the g.iilows, while Cobham sent the 
innocent, anil liualiy .stood upon the soallbld him-elf. Still expeditions must 
be tried upon tlieir hurils. 

la the case of Gjsnold's expedition, there is not much to say. thoMirh 
it is evidetit that the returning •• Concord " was heavily freiulit'-d with 
discord. Neither Gosnold nor Gilbt-rt went to New Hn^daml again. The 
only result now evident is found in the voyage of Pring. wlio cy;.;e the fol- 
lowing year to get another cargo of sassafras. The New Engla'id historian, 
w\io has set forth Gosnold a.s an auihoriz«;d agent and pioneer in .". di:.'nilied 
and wtdl-digested scheme of coloniz.ition, may now very pro;)erly reeuu- 
fiider the whole subject. 

The voyage of M:utin Piiii-j rnu^t also have a new intcrpretatioTi. so ixT 
as concerns its (h'sfio'ition. It^ nr'fjln has been stated coi reedy, •vi'liout 
doubt. No loss a pcr.sou than the venerable Rieliard JIaklyt tojk up the 



1878.] Gomohf and 2\uir,, lC>02-3. 79 

subjoi-t, thonpi the littor of Ralogli shoves that tlic ICniirht liad intcr.flofl to 
poinl otit Cosiiolil uiitl yi.wc nirain. Ilaklvt incited " sumhT of the chit-tt'st 
monhants " of Hristol to^ consider the uiatfrr, \vlicreiii)0n they sent Hak- 
Ivt and others to obtain leave to " eiitcruK-ddle aiul deale in tiiat action," 
and pt-rniission was trrantod. we are tohl hy Prim;. " vnd.er his liaiid and 
Scale." Fov aught tlie wiiter knows to the cniurnry, Pring states the ex- 
act truth. As tlie Saltcrne family was concerned again, they were doubt- 
less taught prudence by the experience of the previous year, and had no 
disposition to appear, like Gosnold and Gilbert, as interlopers. 

Pring reached the coast near Fox Island, at the Penol)scot, ard then en- 
tered various rivers botwccn that point and *' Savage Hock.'' To add inter- 
c.-t to iho history of New Hampshire, it has been said lie enteied tlie Pis- 
cataqua River; but of this there is rio proof. The river alleged to have 
been the Piscatacpia was cast of " Savage Kock." and, since that rock ia 
known to have been east of the Piscatat/aa ifs'^lf, the position is simply un- 
tenable. If I'ring entered the Piscataipia alter leaving the rock, he docs 
not say so. 

Tliat the place called '' Savage Rock " was at Cape Neddick, and not 
at Cape Ann, is clear from the fact that it was fcjurteen or tifteen hours 
sailing with a '* fi-esh bi'eeze " from Cape Cod. Gosnold left tlie rock at 
three o'clock in the aftornoon, and sailed until the next morning. If his 
point of departure had been Cape Ann, he would have reached Cape Cod 
before sunset. 

"We iind that after reaching Savage Rock, vi.sited by Gosnold, Pring con- 
cluded not to delay, and, as his narrative recites, he " bare into that great 
Gulfe v.-liich Cajitainc Gosnold overshot the yeere before." This groat gulf 
was nothing less than ^lassachusetts Bay. Finding '• no people on the 
North Side thereof," and not satisfied with "our Expectations," we "left 
then; :ind sailed over and come to anchor on the South Side," meaning the 
fouth side of the " gulfe." Neverthele.ss, all wiiters on this sul>ject, from 
Belknap down, liave understood him as referring to the south side of Cape 
Cod. They h.'ive been led into this error by supposing that the latitude 
•which Pring gave for his harbor, 41° 2b' "S., was correct; wdiereas, like 
the most of the calculations at that period, it was about half a degi'ce out 
of the wa}-. It is remarkable that such an interpretation should have pre- 
vailed until now. considering the plainne>s of the narrative. It shows how 
easily writers wi! adopt views to save themselves a little trouble. The 
only '"gulfe" tiuit Gosnold overshot was 3Ja-<achusett3 Bay, and when 
Pri.'ig wa.s on tlie south s;ide of it, he was near Plymouth. If Belknap had 
made an examination in jierson, he would never have fixed upon Kdgar- 
town. at 3Iartha's Vineyard, as the scene of Pring's visit. If Pring had 
gene v.h>.tu Goaiiuld wer:t, he wouM have given some indication of it. But 
Salterne, who was wit!; Piing, as with Gosnold, says simply, that "for the 
most if.wl tht.y followed the cour.se of Captain Gosnold." Jjc.^ides. Pring 
could not have li'. ed seven weeks upon ^lartha's Vineyard without alluding 
to its insular charf^ctcr. But, on the contrary, his narrative conveys the 
improvsion that tliey were upon the tHain-land. One of the company went 
six miles into "the country." Certain other statements concIusi\eiy settle 
tiie fju'.'stioi,, and indicito the harbors of Plyuiouth and Duxbury as the 
scene of Pring's visit in 1 tJO.J. 

Fifrt of all, they entered a "bay," not a little jiort like Edgartown. At 
the entrance tlieie were iwetity fathoms of water ainl a " piea-ant hill " 
adjoinixig. There was also a river, up which they passed in boats. Now 



80 Gosnold and Prtiig, lC>0-2~o. [Jan. 

at Kcl>7i"irt(>v.'ii tliert> is no dt^oj) water, no f^iirlitly hill, and no river. Mar- 
tlui's \'iiiey:ui.l does not nicvt a siiii;lo condiiiou, I-^ivn t;itlionis is tli*' deep- 
est w.iter at Edgiirtiuvn. The coa^t-siirvcy ch.irt shows nothinij Imt shal- 
low walor, oxoo|it at one spot, not near the entrance, wliere there is a 
" jHicl<et " in the bottom, in whieli the jilunnnet shows eighteen fathoms. 

Prin;„''> soundings apply to no other place tlian Plymouth, where he was 
land-locked in seven laihoms, though at the month ho liad twenty. I'ling 
S|icaks of the liarljor " winding in compa-se like a snail." and Mourt's 
lielaiioii says that it is " in fi^hion like a sickle or iisli-hook." Pring's 
" Pleas.uit Hill" was probably the '"Captain's Hill," or '• INIanomet ;" 
vrliilc the river, with Indian gardens on its bank, was ''Jones's liiver." 
Pring teaches that he sought for high land, as tiiere he would tind the best 
liarbor. As regards tiie products of the land, there is a perfect agreement, 
the I'ilgrims reporting abuti-lance of sassafras. 

"When Pring was about ready to leave, the Indians became hustile :Mid 
set the woods on lire, and lie saw it burn '• for a mile space."' The Pil- 
grims upon their arrival reported a large burnt place, the scar of v.hich is 
seeii to-day in the naked plain two lutles out of Plymouth town. It was 
the llanies of this conti:'gration that li::hted up Prii^g's course as he started 
upon his homeward voyiiLfe. The view of Pielknaji. which has been coj)ied 
by writers dov.n to the [nesent time, rests simjily upon nothing. 

This interpretation of Pring's voyage lends a fresh ii;terest to whiit has 
ever been regarded as classic ground. Plere Pring built a '• barrivado," 
sowhig " Wheate, Parley, Gates, Pease, an.d sundry sorts of Garden seeds, 
whicij for the time of our aliode. being aliout seven Weeks, although they 
were late sown, came vp very well." In view of these facts alone, Pring's 
exjieriment deniands <juite as much notice as Gosnold's. 

Pobert Salterne, wIid ^^;:s with both GosuoM and Pring, as Pnrchas tes- 
tifies, took Orders in the I'^nglish Church. It has, therefore, been supposed 
that, as a layman even, hti must have conducted J^piscopal services in 
Cuttyhunk in \G02. If tliis is conceded, we may with equal re.ison con- 
clude ll:at he did the same with Pring in 1 t>Uo. at Plymoutli, and tliat the 
PilgriiKS were antici[»ated by the Church of England on their own ground ; 
yet there is no notice of any of the religious services probably pei formed 
by this embryo clergyman; and it is, therefore, to be hoj>ed that the {dant 
with its fruit, like a " peate-plum," which he carried to Old lOngland from 
Plymouth, proved more prosperous than any of the great truths that he 
may have tauirht under the shadow of Mount Aldv.orth while emj)Ioying 
the venerable forms of the mother church. Pring visited the coast again iu 
H'OG, making a minute survey of all the [H^rls. and the following year the 
Poi)ham Colony was romuienccd in Maine. Pring was therefore inti- 
mately as50ci:ited with the movements in Maitic in 1G07-8. The letter of 
Verrazano was aKo u>ed by Capt. Pring, though in a less noticeable way ; 
and an accouit of the voyage was also written Ijv Salternc. a fact that jiever 
Ecems to have been noticed. The latter narrative was once in the })0S5es- 
Bion of Caj.t. John Smith, and the fragment pieserved is siinjjly of isiierest 
as showinii that Pring did not go .«o far south as Gosnold and Gilbert. 

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Saltcrue's account, in .Sniith, concludes with the following lines: 

" JjO;/ hands into this icorke vrilh nil thy wit, 
Jiut iiTGij tfiot God would Sjiecd and j'Crjit it.^' 



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TAXES UXDKU GOV. AXDIIOS. 

Comnui'iic.itL'il by Wai.teh Ltxa'p Jr.FFiciEs, A.l?., of Boston. 

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Thk Tc-vx Rate of Sto'nv, !Ma.ss., 1088. 
rjI'^ilE following tLnvn rule belongs i<^ the scries of tnx-li^ts. diuin; 



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Gov. Amlru^'.s administroticn, among the JeflVies ^I^S., of 
\vhic]i the lists for Jyittle Canibvidge, now Xewton, and BiJU'iicn, 
wore [)rintcd in the July number of the Kegistkr (antey xxxi. 
302-7 ). I'^or i!iformati')u concerning tiiese lists, the reader is re- 
fcrred to tlie note iiitroductory to them. 

Sio\v All Invoice of ye ratoalile persons & estates of y* Inhabit"''' of 

IGSd tliis Town, taken i.^ detenniucd by y* scU'Ctnie!) & steplieu Hall 

ComisNon" of this Town y" 28 of Aug'' 1088 (to b? present 

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82 .Birtlis, Jlarn'ar/cs laid Dea'Jis in Lyme, Conn. [Jan. 

The Sam Tottall of this Invoice Amnuntctli 
To Six PouMile.^ Nineteen Shillings 
as witness o" hands 

Tiio: Stevkxs 

B0A7 JiuONVXE 

John r>iittoricl: Constable jAr.r.z Bitowx 

JOHX WlTIUJJRY 

STuniKX Hall Coniissioa' 

jSo: of Malo.« iu thoTown of Sum" Phipjis Signed by y' Comlssiou^ 

Stows is 31 Jose]>h Touipsou sen' 

John Wliitmore 
Sollonian Keyes 
John Mons 
John Bacheller 
John C"umming3 
The: Greenwood 
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[To b>e continued.] 



BIRTHS, 3IARRIAGES AND DEATHS IN LYME, CONN. 

Communicated by the late Rev. Frederick W. Chapman, .\.:.I., of ruKky-Hill, Conn. 

[Continued from vol. xxxi. p. 212.] 

ZEGARiArr Marvix and Abicail Lord were married March 20, 1731'. 
Elihn, born Feb. 13, 1732-;J. Zechariah, Auir- IL 17o5. Susannah. 
Nov. 12, 1738. Thomas. Oct. 12, 1737, and died Oct. 15. 1737. Thomas. 
2d, born May 20. 1742. Daniel, May 2, 1715 ; died Jan. 30, 1750. Joseph, 
Jan. 8, 17-17 ; died Feb. 22, 1750-1. Silas, July 19, 1750. 

Zecariah jNIarviii jun. and Mr.-. Ann Lee were married July 23. 17G1. 
Eunlr-e, born May 22. 17GG. Lee. Sent. J G, 1708. Zechariah. June 6, 
1771. Lucaida, Sept. 23, 1773. Mrs. Anna ^laiviu died March 1. 
1777. l>ee Marvin «ii<''(l Af)ril 22, 1777. 

Cajjfain Elisha Marvin died D..;c. 31. 1801. 

Elca/-:er Mather and Anna Waterhonse were married Nov. 15, 17 41. Sam- 
uel, born Feb. 10, i7l2-3. Fn-duriek, April Pi, 1715; dictl May G, 
1745. Frederick 2d, J'.ino 1, 174G. Auirustus, June i?4, 174.S. Naljby, 
July 30, 1751. Elcazer, June 22. 1753. Klishu, May 18, 1755. 

Childicu of Timothy and .Sarah Mather: Tiniothy, born Oct. 1>, 1711. 
Joseph, Feb. 23, 1713. Kuth, Di:c. 3. 1715. Catharine, Jan. 15, 1717. 
Mcscs, Feb. 23, 1719. 

Timothy Mather Jun. an<l Sarali L.ay v. ore married Feb. 12. 1735-G. 
Timuthy, born April 3, 1737. Sarali, May 7, 1739. Jehoiada, Nov. IG, 
1740. John Noves, Au'^. 24, 1742. E-mice, June 3. 1714. Joanna, 
]\Ia'di 31, 1740 ;"died Jan. V.K 1740-7. lieubeii. iXc. 20, 1747. A^.iph, 
May 11, IV 51. 



1878.1 Btrihs, ^forriages nnd J)caths in Li/me, Conn. 



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Kichanl l\rathor deci-asc:! Au::. 17, K>S,s. 

Jicol) Mill.n- war. n;;inkMl A;)Vil -Jr.. ITU. H^s clnMrcn were Jacob, boni 
Ji'ly 10, i71-2. Robert, March I'J, 1711-5. Tom,>oii, June 21, 1 / 1 G. 
]\I:mba, Mnrcli 8, 171B. 
Chil.br.i of AVillinm Miner. CbMiioin, born Vch. 15, lOO-'. Jo50]>b, Dvc. 
12. ICOS. .Su?ain.:ib. Sept. 11, lO'J'J. Christoj.ber, April 17, l.UJ. 
Tl.oiun:., Jan. .'), 1702. Sarah, July 20, 1704. St.;phei), April 'J, 1700. 
John :Mott's uiarria.:^^c. "Those may certify all persons tliat John Mutt of 
Lvmc in ye Ci'U'.ity of New Lo'.tclon in ye Colony of Connecticut ^on of 
Saiuucl Mott v.^- Anna Mott of ye Town of ^^'estcrly Rhode I^laii.I & 
tlutter of Kdwird r^lott appeared in Wo.sterle\ the i>'^ day of Ociobc-r 
A.D. 17o2 vfc wore Lawfully joyned in Marriage before me 

Juhn Riclimond Justice" 

Samuel IMott and ZMary hU wife were married April G, 1G:)2. Maty, born 

]\rarch 10, 10'.12-"." Samuel. Feb. 1, 1003-4. ilaunah, :Ma;ch 11, 

3 000-7. John, Dec. 2.3. 1008. Experience, -March 8. l7o;3-4. JJ.dca, 

March 22, 17o0. Nathaniel, Jnly 10, 1707. Deborah. June 1, 17i->. 

Tiiomas MunscU and Ann Tillotson were married May 15, 17Sd. 'W .•li.an'., 

bovxi Nov. 5, 1788. Thora?.s, Sept. 20. 1700. 
Birthij of Mo-^es Noyes Children. Moses Xoyes, born Aug. 2. 1S< .S. ilwhn, 

Jan. 0, 1081. " ^,,. , ,^ 

Eli-.ha Olcott born Sept. 15, 1775. ]^Iar?ylvia, July 10, 17/ /. Eliah. Any 
23, 1770. 3Iary Ann, July 4, 178o. Margaret uiid Deha (Twiii-; I. June 
1, 1780. 
Rev. Jonatlian Parsons and Phebe Griswold. daUi.dUer of John Gnswold, 
Eifp, were inan-icd, by Pvev. George Gri>wc]d. DcC. 14. 1731. Mar.htield, 
born Feb. 17, 1732-3. Jonathan, April 25, 1735. Samuel Ilold.-n. -May 
14,1737. Thomas, April I'S. 1730. Ezra. Jan. 2, 1741-2; dh.d Jan. 
13,1741-2. Phebe. born Oct. 7, 1743: died Ap;il 28, 1740. liica . 
lir.GiSTEP., vol. i. ]). 272, — Ed.] 
Abner Peel: and Caroline Reed were married Xoy. 30, 1780. IS'a:hf.niel, 

b. Sept. 28, 1788. _^^ 

Benju'^in Peck and Sarah Chamnen were married Feb. 8, 1733-4. Dan, 
b.^rn iMay 11, 1735, and died Oct. 1. 1730. Mehetable, Jan. 12. 1737-8. 
Pfr.jamln, April 20, 1710. Dan 2d. April 1, 1742, and died Oct. SO, 
J743. Elizabeth, March 21, 1743-4. Cyrus, :\ray 2, 1740. Elia% June 
20, 1748. 8. Sarah, Feb. 21, 1750, and died April 4, 1775. Lee, July 
1.1752. Estht-r, Oct. 30, 1 75 0. 
Clark Peck of L'ooinO.dd, New York, and Carolina Hull of Lyme, were 

mariied Jan. jy, 17'.'7. 
Charles E. Peck t-.r-l Ann Morrison were married Jnly 0, 1S48. Catharn.e, 

born Jnly 14., 1840. 

Dnu Peck and Lovina ITuntle,' were married April 10, 1.^3. Lemuel. 

born Oct. 20, 17b7 ; died June 17, 1788. bilav :May 8, 17.^0. Edward 

Chr.nmrn, Oct. 20, 170'). An.se!, Sept. 23, 1702. Polly, June 1-^. I -^01. 

Daniel" Peck ui-l Abigail T.ord were married Nov. 8, 1744. Ahijuh, born 

Se,.t. 15, 1745. Aznb.ili, Oct. 20, 17 17. Daniel, July 7, 1751. 
Mr. i)aniel Peck died Mar-h 1, 1751. 

W^rriajre andchil.b-on -f Daniel and .Jerusha Peck. "These m.ay certify 
that v/e, the S'disciiluNT, were eye witnes.ses to Daniel Peck'.s marr^ujro 
witli hi.; vlte Jeru-lut VerrlnL'tou ef Stoniu^ton ft pre-=on Dec 2t 1 < «'4. 
])ated Feb. 15, 1774. ^ Abi.-.l llali, Daniel ilall." 



Si JJuihf!, J/arn'(ir/es atul DcctiJts in Lijine, Conn. [Jan. 

p:iisha Peck. Itoru Fcl). 3, 1700. Jeruslia, Jan. 1, 17GS. Daniel, Oct. 
21, 1760. Knt!i. S-.nt. 10, 1771. Kztkiel, Dec. 11, 1773. Azcnuih, 
Aiiq:. 7, 1770. Ciari^^a, Jan. 12, 1780. 
Davi^i Peek and Alii^jail Snuthwoi t!i were marrica .lune 10, 1740. Ahiirail, 
born Sept. 1, 174 1. Samuel Giles, Oct, 25, 1740. Ezra, Jan. 11, 174?-8. 
David, April 24, 17ciO; died May 11, 17o0. David 2d, born June 2S, 
1701. William, Jan. 0. 1754. Joseph, June 10, 17.'»0. Hannah. Nov. 
14,1758. ]\I;sh:iil, June G, 1701. Azariah, Feb. 0, 1704. Daniel, Oct. 
IH, 1700. Klizabtth, IMay 1, 1770. 
Dariu:^ Peek and his now wife Elizabeth P>ecknitli. were married April 10, 
1757. Martin, b.irn Oct. 8, 1750. Elizabeth, Dec. ]•», 170!. Darius. 
Fob. 2, 17G4. Simeon, Jan. 3, 1700. Andrew, Fob. 2. 1708. John 
Moore, Feb. 1. 1770. llnldah, Au^. 31, 1772. William, July 18, 1771. 
Elisha, May 10. 1777. Timothy, Aufj. 15, 1770. 
Eleazcr C. Peck and Eunice II.* Warner were married Jan. 11, 18 12. 
Charles E. .AI., borr Oct. 20, 1842. Orrin M., I^Iav 22, 1844. Joshua W., 
^ Feb. 8, 1840. ILuriet E.. April 27, 1840. Sarah IC. April 4, 185 1. 
Elijan Peck and Ile|..-iuaii Pierson were ni.arried April 28. 1737. ]Marv, 
born 31ay 14, 17;18 : died IMarch 18, 1730. Peter, born Feb. 1, 1730-40, 
and died June 3, 1741. Elijah, born May 2S, 1742; died March 31, 
1700. Peter 2d, May 22, 1744; died Aui;. 0, 1771. Mehip.?cbah, 
March 2, 1745-G. Jodediah, Jan. 28, 1747-8. WilHaiu. Mareh 22, 
1750 ; died July 13, 1771. Lnther, born March 20. 175l' ; died Auaust 
27, 1771. Parnal, May 13, 1754. Anna. Mav 5, 1 750. Elizabeth, born 
3\r;iy 14, 1758 ; dind A"].ril 20, 1750. Elizabeth 2d, born June 5, 1700. 
Eli?ha, April 3, 17 02. 
Ezra Peck and Eunice Clark were married in Mav, 18n8. William II. C, 
born March 13, 1800. Charles C., Nov. 20, 18"l 1. Horace E., -Afav 3. 
1813. Elcazer C, ^March 10, 1810. Maria E., Sept. 13, 1818. Orrin 
Miller, May 8, 1821 ; died at Charleston, S. C, March 21, 1848, a.cfed 20. 
Ezra M. Peck diod Sept. 5, lci30, in New York city, aged 55. William 
II. Peck died at Pi-ing Sun, Indiana, June 17, 1840, aged 37. 
Jasper Peck marrie'l Sarali Clark, Nov. 24, 1731. Sarah C, born Dec. 20, 
1732. Nathaniel, March 11, 1735. Jasper, Sept. 20, 1737. Judith, 
Jan. 22, 1740. Keynold, March 8, 1742. Susannah, Aug. 11, 1744. 
Jasper I'eck and Piiebe Dorr were married the last day of February, 1705. 
Palmer, born Dec. 18, 1705; died 3Iay 5, 1708. Clark, Jan. f, 1707. 
Palmer 2d, .^larch 27, 1 7C8. Jasper, Aug. 5, 1700. Dudlev, Nov. 30, 
1770, and died July 2ii, 1785. Oliver, July 20, 1774. Phebe, Aug. 28, 
1778. Elizabeth, Oct. 21, 1780. Matthew, June 4, 1783. Richard 
Sears, Sept. 22, 1784. Atiu, Dec. 2o, 1788. 
Jcd'-diah Peck and Tabitha l^ly were n:iarried Nov. 5, 1772. Ilepzibah, 
born Jan. 24, 1774. l'o!lev,'Nov. 0, 1770. Elijah, Auir. 20, 1780; died 
S. p:. 2«.', 1780. Elijah, born Oct. 1, 1781. Peter, Nov. r2, 1783. Anna, 
May 27, 17^0. JediJiah, May 10, 1788. 
George K. P.-ck and Elizabeth .S. Lee were married Jan. 12, 1825. 
John Peck Jr. f».nu Mrs. Pebeccah Smith were ni.arrled Nov. 3, 1774. Sto- 
pti n born Dec. 20, 1775. Lucy, Aug. 1<), 1778. Eli=ha, Feb. 25, 1781. 
Ciary, March 9, 1785. John, Aug. ^8, ) 767. SctL. Charles. 

[To be continued.] 



1878. J SS^otcs and Queries. 85 



NOTES AND QUERIES. 

llARr^KP OnAPVATES. — In continuation of the nrficlo publislicd on pa^os 430—133 
of the lii>t numbiT of tlic l'KO.i>TtR. I tcuJ the ful! iwini: iiaiius uf .i;nviiint(.'= Irom 
170.S to l"59.\vitli the hoj)e that .snuie of y.)ur roa-Iers will furni.-;i the jilnees cf their 
death, and the year, tlie ilny and tlu' uioiuh. The liiiiiies Avith the star jiniit-nte the 
year wht-ii they were tlrst starred on i!ie Tiiennial. and it was probably in that ur the 
two prei'cding yeai-s that the gr.idiuue died, thoujh in some cu«cs it must have been 
several years b''fore. 

The datus of deaths are partioiilarly important; but any other faets will Le 
^V'"!(^)mc. John Lwgdos StnLiT, 

A\>. J Phillips Place, Cainbridgc, .Vrw.?, Editor of the Triennial Cataiojue. 

1739. Edward Chnreb, from Bo^^ton, Sept. 12, 1710, son of Deacon Benjamin 

C'iunvh, of Or. ^^uher Kyle^'s o!uirc!i. and Mippo>od to be dcsoendod Irom 

the laiiiyus fridian warrior, Culi»nel Benjamin Church. Was he C-on.'^ul to 

Li>b,)n? Did he die abroad and wl.en? 1 do not tiud that h.e was starijed 

till ISJl. 
1733. Siunuel .Mollatt, from Povt.smjiith. X. II., [?] Sept., 173S. Stiirve<i 1762. 

"Where did he die? What is exact date of hi.s birth and dtath? His 

O'-c i!|intii'n, mp.rriauk^ &e.? 
1757. William Pike, Newbury, Oct. IS, 1710. Prearliing at Kingston in X. H. h\ 

1737 or later. *1707. 
1737. Jahii Haven, Frainiin:ham, June 2. 17.';3. Immediately after graduaiinj; he 

tauiiht *chod on? iir :!Vjre veai-s in Framingliam. Did be ever go to Lan- 
caster, N. 11.? ♦'iSl5. 
17.^5. X.ihum Marihall, IJolIi-ton. Oct. 24, 1732. Did he marry Martha Lord and 

die in Sjmer.«W!jrch? *n91. 
1731. James Allen, Bost-n. Auz- 9," 173n. '1701. 
1731. William Warner, lV.-tsii:7inth. N. II., Uci. 14, 1734. Did he die at ?cd? If 

80, wlien and whore? 'Kijl. 
1733. David L;mic, Bedford, xM:-rch 17, 1733-4. 'H-OS. 
1752. Samuel Wi^glc.-worth, Ipiwioh. Auccii.^t 23, 1734, son of Rev. Samuel, min- 

iitter of the Hamlet {larish, said t > have taugiit the school, 1737-33 ; was a 

praeti::in:: j)hysici;'n there. "^1^03. 
175J. Junathan N'inal, Soituate, Sh;.:. 13, 1724. Oct. 13, 1733, he declined a call 

to be settled at ^eitnate. '1785. 
1731. Benjamin (iridley, Boston, Jan. 23. 1731-2. He wa? a Loyalist, av.d lived in 

England at the eiot-e of the Revobitionary war. When and where did he 

die? .See .SabineV Loy i;i-st.s, J. A lauis'i Work?, CurweuV Journal. • I'^OO. 
1731. John Kuf-^'>!l, Jjarnstab'e, June 30, 1730. \Vn> he a physician in Barn- 

Htable? When and where did ho die. Xa.l » 1770. 
1730. Samuel ilill. B ;.-: jii. Dec. 23, 1729. Probably Representative to the Le^is- 

latuie. 1731 and 17.55. *17.")8. 
1730. Thomas fill-ever. Charlcstown. Julv 3, 1730. *1773. 
1719. Joseph Wilson, .Maiden, Dec. 5, 172:^. *1761. 
1749. William Tidmar=li. Bi.-tor., May SO. 1733. Said to be lost in a privateer, 

wh)<,h is hardly pr.>l'aide. a.s lie wa.s snrvd in 1764. 
1713. Juiepli Adams. B.v-t'jn, Dee. 20, 172^. i-ee Jol:n Adams's Works, ii. 233. 

Probably he wa-; not the brother of Ebenczer Adams, though lie may have 

been cuu-in of John Adani;.. "1761. 
1747, Eb^-neztr Adams, Newin^ton. X. H., iiept. 4, 1726. Probably a resident in 

Dover, and bruther -jf Ji.-oph, 1743. .See Adnms'8 Worts, ii. 2f>3. •17G7. 
1747. ^ea^!eo Collins, Bo-ton, Feb. 12, 172.3-9. '1738. 
1747. S-jlomon Williaiiis, N^'e.-t/O, Oct. 13, 1723. lie probably was teacher in 

KoA^airy 1-jr ,jne vear or more. ' 17iyl . 
1747. Pitts Mall, Hon of \\v.-j:\: Mall, Boston. Feb. 8, 1725-9. 'noS or -1701. 

1740. Nathaiti'^'l Oilman, Exeter, Jur.e IS, 1720. "1733 ur '1701. 

1745. Daniel Pond, I{<v., Wrcntliam, ,Nlay 13, 1721, settled in Temiihton. He is 
eaid t-; iiasc finally g.ine \-j Otter Creek, Vt., r.ud died there, * I7:i7. Sec 
Hairi-'^ Pon i tlcriMvlogy, 32. 
VOL. X.\>.1I. b* 



§G JVotca and Qi-cn'cs. [Jim. 

1715. Thninns Foplrr, riyinoutli, .July 19, l7Ct'.. T<t..k his .-ccorul do.'ii-c in 17.M. 

Mui:''or ci tlje f-rg'*''^''"*^ !-^'^'^^' "■'^^^r''- Moiuioned Ounjcctuiaily in Wasli- 

!)iiin"j JuJioiiil History. ZjO. D\>i iie die in 1777 and iriuain uiisti\neii till 

17S2? 
17'l.j. Sii'iiuel \Vood, Bosford, June U, V2L T>ok I'is fcoond dcjrce in 1719. 

Was he a loyalist,? Wa-s hi? kr.th ton. •:7, 17G7? *r,S5. 
171.'). Nathaniel Dviinincr, Nowhpiv, Ft-h. 11. I7v';i. *1751. 
174.'). ,li<lin V. i,.rlu)ii;!.t, Wells, .^.i-il :^ 1721. 'le^OO. 

171.'). Juhn I'i.iilip.s lin^un, N.>v. l';», 17JG. Di.l lie die in the West Indies? *1S00. 
174.'». Jo'-ei>!i AdaiHs. Xowiiigton, X. 11., Jan. H, 17--. Phy.iioian in Ncwinatm ; 

iiiarritd J-anua, daiiu'htcv of .Nla.jor Kzckiel tliliuaii. ot" Exeter, N. II., and 

liuallv moved to 15ainpte;'.d. .N. II., and iPi-han.-! died there. Brother of 

Khenezer Adam.s H. 1 . 1717. .See Jolm Alamo's Works, ii. Qfi^i. 
IT-la. Andre^Y llii:i:in*on, fcialcin, June 5, 1727. Did ho die at .<:ea? When and 

Avheie? "1748. 
17 1 1. Nath.aniel IlMiirne, Mar.=;heeld. July "25, 47-23. *!71B. 
1744. Wiiliaui Kneeland, Jx).'^ton, J.inuary 1, 17L"i-5. Wan he ever schoolmaster 

at IkHllunu? M71S. 
17-14. Ehene/.'-T W inclie.^tor, Frnrninirliaru, Ai;gu5i 30, 1724. Said to iiave died at 

Iliiiuhuui aS'iit 1750. *175>. 
1744. Joshuv Gee, i»o.■^:on, Ji'uy t>. 17C5, son of Kov. Joshua Gee, II. U. 1717. 

*1701. 

1711. I.-^aac Jknvlo.s, Rc^hurv, Oci. C^, 1724. *i-0). 

1744. John Vanhovre, N. IJiimswi.A-. N. J.. Oct. 4, 1723. Did he settle ii: N. 

York? Could he have die! on l/oni Ishmd in 17^2? *1779. 
1713. SaiiiiiclKneoiraid, Boston, M-irfh lo. 1723— 1. *174ri. 
1713. Bi njii'iuri Wehh, Eastiiai-i. 2\-v. 21, 1721. Took ins .eeoond degree in 1751. 

Ltii he -Siittlo in Taiiriion? \ri)cn raid urero did he die? Vinton's Gilc.^ 

..Memorial, .512, .says he dic-d ia 1799 ; but he va.s st-irnd in 1707. 
1742. Adam Buliavd. iiheiburn, Jan. 7, 1722-3. iJid he die in 1746 at Ilulifax. 

N. a. 'I *i7o8. 
1742. V.'il!i:im Eautl. Boston. Jnlv 0, 1723. *170L 
1742. ll.uoer IJ ill. Barbadoe.s Uct. 7. 1721. *17G4. 

1712. 0>or>re li;vdcl;.ih, Charlobton. 5. C. Au?. 15, 1719. *1794. 

1711. John Wil« n, ilot'.:intor., Oct. 17, 1721. Serried at Hopkinton. Physician 

and prcachfr. * 177(1. 
1741. Naiiian Cheever, Bcston [ur Chflse.T], Jan. 1.5, 1722. Said to have been 

p;riind.=on of Rev. Tlioinas, of Olielsea. Wa- a farmer. *17ni. 
1741. TiiU'jthy Prnnt, Bo.ston. benr. 12. 1721. Merchant and loyali.-t, and was 

alive ii. 17S2, thouyii starred in 1779. S'luie .^ay he died within the liues 

1> (ore the peace. May have s-ettled at ShcUiunie, N. S. 
1740. Jamc.-. Jlovey, Maiden, June 21, 171 J, gon of James and Elizabeth ; lawyer at 

Flymouih. '1756. 
1740. ^Nathaniel 5nell, Brid^i^cwater, 1713, eon of Joseph and Hannah (Williams) 

ijneli. Wa.s he a selK/ol teacher in Taunton, and did he die there uumar- 

rird? *1704. 
1740. Samuel White, Bo«tun. baptized Aug. 19. 1722. oldest sou of Siimuel and 

h'li;^:ih.,th ( Green >.'ood) \\ lite. .Shoeiiia!%.cr. "1761. 
1739. Isn.no I .iiker, (,'harli.-6tovvn, born about 1719. Perhap.=; a phvbician in Boston. 

*i7r.i. 

1730. Nail '>M Ihilc. Newbury. March 1, 1720. Was he a physician? Said lo hare 

died in Newbury. ' 17T'.l. 
1739. Samuel Gr'-enw.rxl, Boston, baptized May 22, 1720, son of Samuel and 

broth ;r of the Profe.-ijr : privarc secretary ot (iov. Bdeiier. *177C. 
1739. Woi'dljury Usboru". B'uKton, b iru about 1719, rupposed to l>e the £ou of John 

and :^arah (W.^ndbury) Osi->nic. '1751. 
173S. Edwaid B;:tf.--. Abiii.'ton, 1713. Preacher. M715. 
1733. tf::mcf: Ih.k. York, Mf., 1715. Probably ecfhd in Maine. •1753. 
)7rM. Thonnih Wt-ld, Poxburv, \h)Tv ;d,«jut 1717. •1715. 
17:<^. Biotiard M'..wcr, L;,:i:i,'b..in .'\! .»ut 1718. ♦T/S-l. 
173S. Nailiatiiel K:ist. ,S''iath:Mii, N. II., >;-jrn abuut 1720. '1745. 
1733. Lei !J-.. (I tin ••\hite, (.doiuv.-ti r, 171~. .=on of Rev. John White, II. U. 1098; 

tauf/:it .=?f*liOol in Giouee-ter in 1710. *1755. 
1727. Ju.-ewh l.'.'.nt,Nev,-b'iry,Sc;>t.21, 1711. Supposed to have died at sea. When 

uud nh'.i-.'V •i75y. 



IS 76.] JVofes and Queries. 87 

1737. David iJiicknfim, MaUlon. horn nboiit 17U). son of Joscs. •1758. 

1737. 2»loso-? Eiiiei-yiin, iluvcrliill, 1717, inoroi-.'.nt, coniuii.^sary, fchooliimster, pcr- 

hnjis mciul'er ul' ilio lf.ri.-l:Uiiro. •17v-."). 
1737. Jnsi;i;i [,tvis, Kani-tabl.'. 1717. «'Vn uf (.ii.or;;e; paid to have died ou board a 

IJritish Jiian-tir-war in tlio .Meiiitenancan. *1745. 
173fi. Jv'-i:ili IJrown, J'-.'-^ton, 170!». riivsician nt lioi-ton. •17-18. 
17.3G. Z>lietli Smith, K:\ftiinin, 171G. sou of -Sunuol. Maj'ir of Miliiia. Starred 

17i)l. I'iit vue /.olutii Suiith was living iu Barnstabic; iu 1771, according to 

I'VcruimrB Cape Cod, ii. 06 1. 
17.3(i. Henry I'owne, Boston, born about 1710. .*1701. 
173G. J.Khna Tafts, Rev., Ni-wbury. Oct. 4. 171t). niini^icr of Litchfield. N. H., in 

1741—14. IVb. 11, 17til, he wa« advcru\s^l to preach at Halifax, N. S., a 

ternion on tiic death of (.^iir^'C II. and accession of <.'e"rire 111. ''|T'">7. 
1733. .Ii.'<ej>li Underwdod, Wostford, 1707. Toolier a', lieading iu 1730, and 

jncaoher at Oi-'ton. Wobuin and Che!r.i-.Vrd 17;.y cud afterwards, and at 

Jb.UiP, N. II., in 1711. •1748. 
1735. Samuel Burnell, Bo^tciu, about 1715, son of Samuel. Member of the Leirisla- 

turc. *l*5S. 
173-?. AViUiam Bu?.-o!l, Cnavlcstown, born about 1715. Perhaps physician at 

Sfialloid. Ct. *17o^. 
1735 ■\Vilii.ini Wood'uiry. Boston. 1716, son of Capt. *17i5. 
1735. .Anthiin', Davis, Kev., lioscun, 1715. Ei■i^oopal rnini.«ter, Jamaica, W. I. 

•17P1.' 
1735 Sa[iiN)n Sheafc, Xewca=-:Ic, 1713. Merchant. Boston. *1770. 
1733. l)aniel Kn<seii, (.'tiarlcjtown. I71G. ^laii\ years member of the Le:j:islature. 

Merchant at Charle.-town. AViathrop says i;t: died in 1778, aged GJ, but he 

appears to have been starred as torly as 1751. 
1731. ,To!in ."^tenart. Baronet, B '..'ton. 1715, « m of Dr. Steuart, of Bo.'-ton. *17G1. 
1731. lobe? Little. Marsl.field, March 9, 1713-1, sun of John ; was schoolmaster at 

Little O.mptDn, K. L *1^03. 
1731. Daniel Lewis, Beinbroke, 1713, son of Bev. Daniel. *1701. 

1731. (.nN.rL'o Ball, Camhiiugc, 17 IG; eaid to be L'a^jt. in Briti.sli Navy in 1779. 

*17Vil. 

1733. Jo-epii Sylvester, Hanover, J me 9, 1711. Schoolmaster at.Xewjioit, R. I. 
*1773. 

1733. Samuel Tj'lcj-, Boston, 1712. Lawyer in Bo.-tou. Member of the Legisla- 
ture. *1758. 

1733. Lzekiel Chcever. Lynn, March 25, 1714. Schoolmaster at Salisbury. Was 
he a mcmt.'.r of the Lo:xislature? *1770. 

1733. Samurl Gerrisli, Bo-t-n, 171'J. Said to have been a merchant in Button and 
register of deeds. ''1 751. 

1733. John Wil-on. JVaintree, 1711. ".Vas he a raembcr of the liCgislature iu 174G 
?ndl717? Phv:^i■uan. *1748. 

1732. Tiiomas l^.nd, Kc\., Charleston. Aug. 22, 1711. Charleston, S. C, and 

pcvhat's NuithCicM, Mass. *1743. 

173-2. J..!;n Faiilield. Wonbaui, 1712. -1707. 

1732. Thov.i.^i- Tufls, Medf.jrd, 1711. Said to have been teacher in Stratham. •175?. 

1732, Jamt' Mon;-, JJ^-^cuu, 1713. Did he i?ett!e in llopkint'.n ? CajA. of a mer- 
chant .siiip in lijston. •17.58. 

17.'?2. James IViiibcrt'.n, B. -ton, 1713. Merchant in B^stm. •175S. 

1731. J?,M.s L.-wis, IIin'.;hnm. Sep:. 9, 1712. Marshti.dd or Barn--^f'.!.le. ♦1755. 

1731, Otis Little, Martliii-ld, Jan. 29, 1711. Member of t!ie legislature. Was 
b.e ajipointcd survcvor L'lneral of Nova Scotia in 1749? See Bjston News 
Letter, Jane 1. 17!'.>. "^♦1758. 

1730. .lat'jz Bifhardson, W'oburn, schoolteacher. *17G1. 

1730. A<! ui: Bi hardsou, AVotiurn. I'hy.sician, schoolmaster at Woburn, 'nGl. 

1730. Lemuel Trott, Durchcfter. •173G. 

1730. Joseph Manning', Cambridge. Was he a physician i-i Wobuni, and did he 
die there in 1715 .' • 1718. 

1730. Janieri I'cnnimun, B'jstun, ])hysician. •1748. 

1730, J'j.v ph .M.tvbf^w. Tistur, Maltha's Vincyarl. *1782, 

1730, Natlianiel Whit iki-r, p. rhap.'i .m,ii of l)avid, •)[ Concord, commonly confounded 
V. ilh aiiotiHT NatiianicI \\ liif.ker, who was b^ru alter this cno was grad- 
uat'.d, and who dici after 17o9. The sraduaie wa.s starred in 1770, 



SS JN^c'Ci^ (Did Queries. [Jan. 

1729, Timothy Brmvn, Rev., Rtviding. Little Ci.mpton. rriacl-inf; at Kingston, 

N. 11., in I'til, Slid to Luve beecme a vairrant and tu li;ivedied in tlio Bo^toa 

r.Imsliousc. '17?"J. 
^'7'?.'^. Jol) Tarkcr. Prenolicr. *173(i. 
17;i8. Ephraim Sprins:, May 30, I7(W. Took his second degree in 1732. *l~i3. 

ilund'b Wut'rt.iwn, il.'5. 
17?S. Nathaniel llariiiiLrt..n, Watertr.wn, June 25, 1700. Schoohna>tcr at Water- 

t jwn a^• iati.' as i:GG. Selectman. M785. 
17CS. John Clark, Uos; jn. Drui!;i:ist. *1731. 
1723. Edmund Uowinan, riexiugton. Merchant, Portsmouth, X. II., or Falmonrh. 

•1715. 
172S. Joseph Marsh. Braintree, now Quiney. Teacher. *174S. 
172S. John ro-rr.*, InsM-iL-h. Phvpioi:in, Boston or Newbury. *17S2. 
172S. William Phij.s, Cambrid-e." •1751. 



Ax Pvin.^N Genf.alogy, Inchidnig Sn-ai Generations in D'sccnt frcm the C/tirfintn 
Ma^sasoif, with Hi.tloncal and Biographical Skitches. Bi/ Gen. El'cnczvrW. Pcircr. 
This is t!ie title ol' a diiod-joimo volume of from 125 to 150 i>nire>, soon to be issued 
from the pre:-< of M'^s.sis. David Clapp & Sjn, 561 Wa>!iiiiI'tJii Street, B>.ston. 
It Avil! be iiluscrated by several plates, and the price will be one dollar in cloth. 
'J'he traditi.ins and genealo-ies have iiecn written out from the lips ot Mr?. Zcrviaa 
Gould Mirciiell, of N.irth Abington, Ma.ss., an Indian woman, tl'C seventh trener-.^- 
tion in dc-soent from Mas.'^asoit, who has received them from her ancestor? and trea- 
sured them in her retentive memorj'. The work will also contain Ounifs of Indian 
df^ec's, iriven by iMassasoit, \Vamp=utta, ivin:: Philip and Tisi-Mquin, to the orii:innl 
purehaeersof land v.-ithi!i their tvn-itories, with deseriptio'.is and explanations sLo's\-- 
in^ the tracts these deeds now severally cover. Gen. Pei.ce's familiarity with the 
hist<,'ry of the aborij^ines, as well as the local history of tlie old colony, render him 
a very computent editor for the work. 

Motto or the AViluams Arms.— The transcription of the Welsh motto in the coat- 
of-arras attributed to liobert Williams of Koxbury, in the " Williams Genealogy," 
is incorrect. 

" Y fyno dwij y fyiW can ouiy be read, What two (women, cows, in fact any- 
thing leminine) will, will be. Not v.-jshing to keep the family any lumber in tie 
guise of an ujiUolder of such widely extended female su{rra;,'e, rwoJM j-u^.'ost that 
lor the feminiiiC uum.ral dwy (two), they substitute the proper wurd Duw (God), 
when Welsh and Engli.-:ii will ai^ree in 

'■ Yj)jtioDiav,yj'ydd;'^ 
What God willetii, will be. 

Wilhslarre, Pa. Edward II. WiLLUiis, Jr. 



StLDEx Qc}:kiks. — ^VantcJ, names of the children and descendants of Sarah Seldea, 
daughter of Jolin and Sarah (Ilairisun) Sclden of iladley, born June 2J, 17u9 ; 
ni. dan. 20, 1737, Abel Stockwell of Springtield, -Mass. 

Nai;ies of the children of Eli-cihcth Seld(;n, daughter of Ebenezer Selden of Had- 
ley, and Eliza'jeth (.Mark of Middhtown, Conn., born 'J FcW. 1713; m. I .Jan. J73c5, 
Diodatub Curti-s, who was supposed to liave lived at ColuinMa, C'lmn., in 1710. 

Names of the children of i-^benezer Sehhrn, Jr., b. 17 May. 17-0; m. Nov. 15.. 
17.'»:J, Jerusha Poimroy. lie resided in 1751 at Auawam, .Ma.ss. 

Names of chiMren and wife of Joseph, brother of Ebencz-.r, Jr., b. July -0, 17-jO. 
Kesidcd at AL^iwan; in 1751. 

Names of the cliifJrcn of Jaboz Sclden, probably of Iladlcy, Ma.*s., eon of L=aac 
and Estlier (luL'ram) S'.h'en of Hadk-y, b. ^larch '^7, 1737 ; aj. 17f;!), Anne Pari-h. 

Names of the ciuldreM ot M.irtha Selden, sister of Jai)ez, born .January IG. 1712; 
m. January 7, 1761, A.-^a Wo'.kI. IIcnry .M." Skluk.v. 



Ar.NOLD's ExrrniTrov (ante, xxsi. 416). — The Journal of Major nrturn J. Meigs 
wa.s liret ]»rinted, in IfSU, in the .^Ia.^sa'■ilUs^.•tt!i Historical Collecti m:', 2 1 Series, 
vol. ii. pp. 227-17. The liianu-ciipt from which it was printed wa.-> found aru' tii^ 
the p.'.;j< Td lu.'i by Pr<:-iderit Siilcs. '11:'; Jo-irnai was reprinted, iu l?Gl, by Mr. 



Busiuieli, who r.ddi'd an introduction and notes 



1378.1 Xotcs and Qi'en'e.^. 89 

S-'MK or TIU: Rv.I.ATlONS .INO FxM'I.Y CoNVKCTICNS OF UP.Sri,A Wci-CCIT, MkS. CoV. 

Matthew G!:i..-.voi,I). — I'mlcr this title t'vo iwst-vi-iavo ju^'cs 'r.wc boon priiitcil fir 
priv.uc iitfo. We arc poiuiittrl to tmuilVr them to the pa^'cs ol tlio IIkoistxr, as 

1. Gov. Rom-r AVoIoott washer fvithor. 2. Cov. Oliver Woloott (1st) vns her 
hruthcr [i.i.irn.ir, Klg. xxvi. 16]. 3. Gov. Oliver Wolou-tt (-M) wa? her ncpliew 
[mem jiv, ];:-,>;. iv. y]. 4, <j.)\ . ;j;'.tt!!0\v Griswokl was hi-r hu-'biiml. 5. Gov. ll.yer 
Grisw'ild w IS her .<iin. 6. C"-v. Pirkin wa»i her cutifin. 7. Gov. Kliswijith wa? her 
own e.jiiriu's cmndison. 8. Gov. \V<.o'ihriJ.ro of Miojiitran was her .irran<-i-iuphew, 
through iier »iiisban-.l. 9. Fiijt G>.v. Trum'-.uli v.a^ her third ci>ui=in, throii;:h the 
l>rake'<. 10. Second Gov. 'i'r;i:n'>ull wa.> fourth eonsin of her ton Gov. K?L,a-.- 'iris- 
wold (in parallel j^cncratiuus). 11. Third Gov. Trumbull was her cousin >lill far- 
ther roi'ioved. 

'J'i'ic Ju'i./.:s in kcr rcmily. s^}far as (h':y arc tru'-rii. 1. Guv. Ro^ev Woloott. her 
father, jS<\i;ii of the Superior G'Hirt, Ct. 2. G-v. Oliver Wolo.itt. her 1 rorher, 
J,\A'sc Court of Oomn>.ori" Pleas. M. (.^ov. Oliver V.'olcott, her nephew. Judge U. .S. 
Circuit Court. 4. Judi^e Kni?tur.''vV<.leint,and5. Judge tJoaer Wolcott.her br-jibcr-;, 
JiidiresSuoeiior Couit. Ct. G. Gov. Matthew Griswuld. Iier hn.A>and, JuJ.oj nnd 
Chlol Justleeof Ct. 7. Gov. Roirer Gris: wold, hor son, Jndae .Sv.perinr Courr, Ct. 
8. Cliief Jii>uce Oliver EU.-worth'^ U.S. Sunrenic Curt (and Envoy Kstra irdinary 
to Trance), mv'u-ied her ov/u eoi'.?in> dau::ht3r, .Abisiail Wolootr. 9. Jud_'o \\ il- 
liaiR Woloon Eii-worth. the s•l^ of this eo'-isin Al)i_ail, Judge SupreTue Court, Ct. 

10. First ("'ov. TMnii>>uH, lier tliird e(Ki5iii. Chief Ju^tiee Supreme Court. Ct. 

11. Gov. AVilliam l^Itkin, hei cou.«in, Chief Juftiee, Ct. 12. Col. .MLitthew Aliyn, 
who married her f^ocond coii«;:n, Eiizabeth Woleott, Judge Superior Court, Ct. 
ITi. Hon. Jiiuies L-.mnon. who married her e'ri'.niidauirhtef, Mary Ann Chytidler, 
JroJiiO Si'pieme Cuorr, Ct. 14. lion. I/i-F.iyetr? S. Vusicr, who manied her ^'re?.t- 
trnuutdau';i;!<.ter, -Jonnna i-r.nman. Jmlcce S'rorerae Court, Ct. (and Actioir Vioe- 
l'ro^i(!ent'of tlie U. S.). l;'). Gn'. AV oodl)ridi,-e, her _i;rand-iiephew, Judt;e Suoreraa 
Couit, Miciiigan. 15. Jiulrre Ehenezer Lane, her irratidson. Chicl Ju-tiee, Ohio 
[mcLioir, iluiK^Et:, xxi. SOlf. 17. Ja-ise William Griswnld Lane, her gveat-^T.vdd- 
son, Jud.;?c Coi.irt Coiomon Pleas, Ohio. Is. Jud^e Charles Jolm^on Me'.urdy, 
her 2reat-£rranci«on. Jud^re Supreme Court. Ct. 19. Judire John Henry Boalt. Lct 
i^reat-av.iildsoii. is judr-e Court Common Plea.?. Nevada. "20. Chief Justice lipty 
Matf^on \\ aite [memoir! RuuiXES. xsiv. 101], of Supreme Court, Ct., and 21. Ciiief 
Justiee ^^.,u•l•isun R. Wr.i'.e, of tice U. S. Supreme Court, descended from her anecs- 
tcr, llcnry Wolcott,and her husband's anceitor, £r.it Matthew Griewold. 

"^ [E. McC. S.] 

C.vPT. William Evelt.v, of the 4tli or " King's Own " Regiment of ihe Pritish 
Armv, wa.'! mortally wounded at one of the en'_'a^ement.s, at Frog (or Thp..g''=) 
Neck, near New Rooheile, No'v York. October the'lSiii, 1776. fie died vory slionly 
Rfter, at least between that 'J.ue atid Nov. 30, and i- known to have been buried in 
Nev, York city. Any iriformacion as to the precise date of his deatli, plaee of burial, 
and any other 'particr.Ipi-s, no matter how .slight, of his militan,- career in America, 
v.ill be" very thiinkfullv receive 1 ov the undersigned. Is it known Mdiether this 
icgiment, t!]c4-h, w:t« in ilie battle" of Ln.virigtou~ April li.*, 1776? The writer has 
soiue ro;i<:or. to believe that or^a of its officers took part in tuat memorable en'jagemcDt. 

5'JU CM'yn- ^'.rctf, Citrnhn, .\e:c J rsc;/. WiM-tAM JoiiN PoTTS. 

(.V simiiur query has bofcn received froiu Charles R. Uildeburn, Jr^^q., of Phijadel- 

Pnor. OvoncE Hiil, Queen's Collc.re. Relfa^t, Ireland, will shortly publish An 
JJtsljrkol Account of tUc Plantn'ion of Ulsltr, pp. CUO, rjuarto. Priec 23s. to sub- 
scri^erri. I'r.jf. Jlill kitidly iuloruH" fic that hi-: volume will contain innumerable 
fniiiily names, and name--- oi per.-'ons throughout Tyi-one and Ulster generally, aad 
that it ha- been prepared witii c!ie greatest care. A few Anderson? arc named. 

Loicefl, Moss. Geo. A. Gokdox. 



TiifTisvo.v.— Who wore the ancestor? of David Thurston, who man-ied Eunice 
Whur:ey, atid livfjii awhile iii I/(v,riiiiifcfer. Ma-.-., thence removed Uj Marlboro', 
X. If., ii^.ul 1707, ivhen that place was a v.ii>icrne-:.s .* iJc had -even < iii!<' 



H., ii^.ul 1707, ivhen that place was a v.ii>icrne-:.s .* iJc had -even « iiildrcu. 
^'jrllund, :\h:. liROW.v Tiirr.;To.\. 



90 2i^ofes and Queries. [Jiui. 

CiirEVEr; VaMiLt. — {Ciunnmnknifd bij Wi/linm li. Trnxk, Esq.) — A record from 
the f..inil., Iii'ilo— -i " ll-.-^kit l>il.!e," so callol — ofAlnKr Clicev.T. L:r<^il-:;i.\n(isoii 
of Li'.ckii-'l v.'lu-ovcr, " tiio sciiojl nnster." A'Kicr ( lict^ver iniirr'e 1 Kii'.ibili New- 
hall. TIi>>y mlto tho i:ror\t-iji;i:vli)iirents of David \V . Ch'-'cvcr, .Nl.l).. t)f l)jsi.)n, 
the presenr owner of the record. Thij is in t!iu hand-writin;.^ of Aimer Ch<.'u\cr, 
Senior, until Deo. 0. 1779, ineliisive. 

Nuvetuncr the IC' 1753. Cost Xl. 1. 4. 
Ahiicr lliocNcr His Bible. 
Janvary y^ CI 1705-0 I wns I'oiii; 
March y"^ 30' ■ 17"i3 my wife Elizabeth was Born 
Novomfier y 9''' I7:y2 '>n thui-^day we was Marred 
August v^ "Jl n.yi on Tii-sdiy in irninir my Difter Klizihet'i wa." Born 
May y 10'' 17."j3 my mother t'heever Di-pertod this Life 
October v*= 10 on Friday my father marred a^aiu, brt;ht his wife h.im on fryday 

y- 26 
he Jircck his Iol' on monday v« GO & thirsd. com senct [come seven ni^jht] 
November y<^ S I7'>3 he DeiH'i-trd Thi-; Life 

March y*^ 1(V'' 1*5.) oi Saboth Day Liii!iir my sun Ahner was Born 
October y 1 I'/.-S on Friday morniiia; my D;;n2;hter :javah was Burn 
Juat y-' lO''- 175S on Saterday mt'n'>.in:jj my .sun Joslina was iiorn 
March y*^ *3H, 17('0 on Friday la the afternune my t\vins Abijah at 1 o Clock S: Ann 

at 5 of the CI'-k waf Born 
Jnly ySS 170'J On fiyd;iy morning at 2 o clock my Dauc^hter M.hpta'icl wns Born 
Aii^o«t y^ (i-'- i7C>l on Monday ai one a Clok in tt'c afternoon my Sun L'>t was Born 
24''- Deceinlicr 17G0 on "Wednesday at Fleven o Clok in tlie morning my ifun Fzekiel 

was Born 
18 November 1 174 on Friday riy Daocrhter Sarah Dcperted this Life 
9 Deo" 1770 my Pon Abner was marred 

April 22, 17% Abncr Clu^ever K<'j Died. [The writer of the above record.] 
Julv 29 1799 Elizafx^rh Chcever Widow to Abuer Checvcr died. 
April 23. 1810 K/.ekiel Cheevor died 
ann Cheevcr dicl October IG, 1527 

F. D. [father diedl April 22. 179r. 
M. D. fmothev died] 'July 29, 1799 

SAvrn:R, Fi.rsT and Tiicrstox. — Jonath.m Sawyer, born about 17iS, murritd Sn 
sannah Flint, born aOo'jt 1750. Wanled, the pareiita^'e of botli. Abral'airi Farwill, 
of Gruton, born Aug. IS, 1743, married in 1770, Kiith Thurston. Waited, her 
pareniage. Edwin IIlijujrd. 

Oak Park, JlL 

Miss DAvr.N"OFiT. — Can any one tell who was the Miss Davenport who?c portrait 
is given .No. 73G in tlic St. .Memi?i Collection of Purtraits, published by Klia« De.^ter, 
of ^ew York city, 1^02? Wr.s s!ie Deborah Dave;ijjort, tlie sister of the Franklin 
Davenport of Woo:lbury, N. J., whoso p')rtrait is No. 470 in the same Coiloetion, 
and \\ho was a i^iand-nephew of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, being the grandson of his 
sister Surah Jrauklin. who married James Davenport, of Boston ? 

Hancock or Uani.iCOck. — In Ciaminifig the records of this cminty. with a view of 
prcpurinu: a h!.-l' ry of it. 1 met with the name of John Haudcoek, who is refiresenc- 
fcd a.s being a farmer of Middlesex, Ma-ssaehti.=etts, and heir-ai-Iaw of John liand'-iXJk, 
late of TuiljOt County, Maryland. Anotiier record indicates that tiic deivi.'-ed was 
also from Ma.='ae!iu-eits. This -.eem.s to connect the pcujde of tlii.s name now living 
here with your New England iaiiiiiy. The date of thc;C records is Jnly 22. 17.-9. 

Iniston, T,2"j}t County, MnriiianJ. Sauif.l A. Harkison. 



Brf.wkr. — Margaret Brewer, widoT, diel in Brewer, Maine. "Will ma'lc May 9, 
181G. Proved Aug. 15, 1816. L< ft " to Col. John Brewer and each of his ehii'lreu 
a decent pocket i'dld''." J-3uf I>t ate to Bcv Enoch Mui^e of Orringlon, Maine; to 
late nie'.'j .\b:gail Prentls.s t-.e'rs, wi'iow of Dr. N.;tlianuei i'renti.-.i of il-xbiTy ; hcira 
of i'.li;:.i Oi!)!.M<, ■:.{ .'-\imucl Gibbon of Marlboro'. J. \V. PoKXEit. 

BurlivQton, /Jt. 



1S78.J ^^otcs and Qxcrics. 91 

Tiir Siirr Domiiin. — (Pivm fiK-s in tlie ofliiv of tlit- Clerk of tl.c Courts, Siiloiu. 
Coimituniait' d l,j IJ-rnru f. Waters, F-^-j.) — John \\"aters of Cii.irlestowne in New 
tn^Iaiid in the County of Middlesex Tcstifvcth i- eaith that lie btini; cr-rpcnter of 
the .ship Dalpl'.in of iJ.'ston in New JMiirliinJ oi' which Amh I'ealn v-.us then oom- 
iiiand" tlicy .s;v.vloJ in the s'- e!ii|> liuin .\J;ul'h> ilcad in Xew En^^Kind being hiJon 
with yi<h b'innd for llilhow in >Sp:iin tlien being in good ord^ and litt for t!io sea 
))utt by the pruvidcnce of I'l'd in nb' three wcekt^ ufter they sailed from New Kug- 
landthiss'' ship wns very imieh di-abled by extreun'ty ot weather insoniueli that 
tliey weio o'lligud to t<0Kp one pump at worke »fc .sonictiuie bith pumps to keep t!ieir 
sl)ip from sinking tfc the wraths eontinuing vurry bini bard gaile Oc stormes of wind 
& .seas 80 that they could liardly underico tlic fo:ee of the ?anie ^t soujetime ab' the 
last of Oetober or the bt-ginning ol XoV they lani a Plank beat loose una'' their 
counter by w-^'' they were in gr<;at danger of Founding so y' to t>ave their sliin &, 
livej tliey slung the s' \\ at(.T"i overboard to la^tcn a pfioe of board with occam & 
tar to keep out the sea thii IVp' further testifveih that alter their arrivall in Ijilijow 
whore they unUuied y s' sliij. tliat there in uiihiding tht-y fuund verry much Daiu- 
aged it Kottea liicli in the bv'ttosu of the cargo on "Aiiich tlie s'' com'' had a survey y"^ 
damage it Kotten Fish l>eing oniie rotten fore ic art in y- bottom of the cargo a eon- 
piderabh: depth & in some |)la(;e.s at least two Jb..)t or more y" which damaJ^e was sus- 
tained by t!)e force of the storme S: extremity they iiad been putt to as afortinen- 
tioued & at the Ileaviug out t!ie s' Damadged & llotten Fish tiie fjund the s'' ships 
Demmidge to be as it ought ;o bcLJome indies higiier than her kilsn^n this De;/ Tes- 
tifyoth also that in their extremity afores' they was forced to lighten their ship by 
heaving overboard a creat liuuntiry of Fisli they Finding their ship to deepen both 
pumi)s kept ut work it cjuhl noc Free her for a considerable time alter tiiuy were 
forced to cutl away one of her Masts. Jou.v ^\^\TEl:J 

9''' June 1701. 

East CuF.sniKE : Past and PKr.sLNT. A History of the Hundred of ?ilaccksf.e!d in 
the County of Chester. Fio/n Orifjinal lie^orits. By J. P. ForwaLer, .12. .4., 
F.S.A., oj'^iaton College. Oxford. — A work under this title is now in press, and 
will .=oon i'C published by subaijription. It will consist of two vjluraes of from -100 
to iiOO pages, royal quarto, and will oe illu.stra:-.d i;y numerous engravings. The 
fub.soription price is ^'^. '2<. a volume, to be )iaid on dcliverj\ 'Ihe first volume v/ill 
proba'jly be rca-iy before tills numI^:rol the i\u;i:.-TK[i is issued. The second volume 
will appir-r in June next. Fr>m t!ie character oi Mr. Earwaker's previous Murks, 
we have no hesitation in predicting that these volumes will be most valuable addi- 
tions to the local history of England. Subscriptions thould be uddre&sed to J. P. 
EarwaLei, Esq., Withington, near Manchester, England. 



" Genealogical MEUonts or the Extlnct Family or Cuester of CijicnELEv, their 
Ancestors and Desren-lants. A/I'.mijt'd Oy Robert Edinond Chester Waters, Esq., 
B.A., liar rister of the Inner Temple.''' — This is the title of the work announced ia 
our October number {ante, x\xi. 429). It will \iq printed for subscribers only, in 
two quarto volumes, illustrated iiy upwards of eiglity tubular pidlL'n^es and numer- 
ous engravings of seals and shields of arms, at five guine-as f )r the set. Address, 
Jl. E. Chester Waters, E<q., at Aiessre. Fkobson it Sons', Printers, 20 Pancras Koad, 
Ix)t;don (N. W.), Engl.ind. 

The Pexn Family or VinniviA {ante, xxxi. 430). — We have received a letter 
from Jolin Snow, Esq., of Tuscalo-.^a, Alab.\ma, wliu i> engaged in preparing a 
gencal'.'gy of this family, statisi.' t!iat Jolm Ponn, the signer of the Declaration of 
ludepcn«Jence, was not a d..sreiidant of <jabri< I. The latter was Ix.m al^out 1725, 
and the former a lew years later, eay 1741. "I have grounds fjr believing,*' he 
writes, " tliat tliey were de~<;euded f''ojn the same ancestry. The Penns ol Virginia 
are, to all intents and pinii..st.-s. entirely distinct from the family of Willi:im Penn, 
the Quaker. Tfic lamily of the latter "is extim-t in n'.me, whereas the dcseeiidants 
of the Virginia Penns are very numor.)US in \ irginia and many other s.iutljera 
slates. Almost every (ri-neration has furnidied men iiiore or less renowni;ii :ii war 
p.ud in tlic J '^i.-haive h ill< of their country, and s»mc were men (jl great weaitii. 

" If any relationship b.iv..<,n the lamiliis lxI^is. I think it will bo found in Eng- 
land. Several eld memiiei > ol tiic Virginia ruinily {-rate li.at v.heii tl ey ^\ere y jun_', 
certain members of t!ic family were entertained in Piiiladclphia by W illuim I'cLu'a 



92 JS'^otes and Qncn'cs. [Jan. 

de^conclantf, and rccoarnizcd as relatives, and tint at anollier time they wore cntor- 
tiip.oii u;id ri'<'Oi,'nizod as n-lativL-s I y hi- de«C(.nil;uu.s tlicu livinj: uiv.r Lmdi'n. 

" 1 liave oullcctid a L:o.)d dt-ul ol material which 1 expect to pul'!i«-!i in the f.">rai 
of a l.uiiily ireii'-nloiTy and history. 1 wish to obtain the name and Li.-iuiy ol' t:i« 
fis-st of" this liimiiy Avfio emii^rated to Anieri<ni, and to csiabiisli the conucvtion Ijo- 
twccn the Viri^inia I't 11113 arul the i'aiaily of William IVnu the fouiKler of lVun^yi- 
vania, it'tlune bo any." 



lI\Tn.\v\ \Y. — 1 have found, by irivc.-tiffntiini. that John and Arthur llaihaway 
(brothoit; probably) cauio to America in hJ30, from one of the WcUh Ci)unties of 
Great Britain. John wiis in l!:irnstal)ie for a lime, but after\vanl< !^ettled in that 
part of Taunton which is now D.-rkh-y, w!iei"e he was a landholder in Ui'S'i. 1 sup- 
Vo^e it was his son John H.uhaway wiio had ciiiidren born in i'aunton in 1G5"2, '33, 
ic. Can any one give aciMvate information about the wile and children of John 
llathanay, 5i.n. ? 

Arthui Hathaway, who came in 1630, settled in Plymouth, and appears to have 
remained lliere. Can any one rive infoiraatii>n concerning; his wile and 'hild- 
ren? l.'isson, Arthur Ht>tha\vay, Jr.. was married ia Duxbury, Nuv. 20, l»i;iO. to 
Sarah Co)k. f h'^y had two ohiilrcn bjra in Dasbury: John, b. S-pt. IT, U>i>3 ; 
and •S'«r/7/j, 1). Feb. iS, 16j5. Soon aU»r 10r»5. Arthur Hathaway, Jr.,s?ttlcd in 
Dartmiiuth. \^ hero lie was selecfuan in 1»j67, end coniniisMoner to administer oatiis 
in K>71. IL' was mined in a d'.ed of connrnv.uion to the Dartmouth proprietors, 
by William B:ad!brd, dtited Nov. 13. lO'Jl. ilis son John settled in Freetown l.e- 
forr tliat t'lv.n was or;^-'.ij:zed. The informatioh wanted relates to the wives and 
children of Joh.n, 6on., and Arthur, Sen. J. D. Baldwin. 

Worcesicr, j\lass. 



Farrau\s, FcRDiSH. &c. — In the London " Notes and Queries," 5th Series, vol. 
vi. p. 100, attention was c-.i'led to an article by the late Andrew 11. Ward, in the 
K>GisThK for April, 1853 (vii. 135). In the next volume (5iii S. vii.) ol "Notes 
and Queries,'' pa^e 1*7, ^^'i!l:;^m John Forts, of Cani'len. N. J., suL;t;c.rts that tliis 
name may be a corruption of Firebrace, and refers to N. and Q. 4th 6. iii. iilO, Kr an 
account of this family, "where the writer says, 'The nurne (Firebiace) w.'« for- 
merly ^l•t)t Ferbrass, Ferbraec, Ft'erebvas and Farbras.' Among tliO?e pcr-»^>ns." 
continues Mr. Potts, " wlio eniicrrated to ' Virginia' in the seventeenth century, 
I find in l\ottou's Lisf of Enw;rant.<, eye, to //ij Arnnkan PlanfaUjiia, 1S71. p. 
187, ' Tiiusp liviiiiT in Virginia in 1G03,' ' Pioger Fnrbiaeke :' p. *2J5, 'Murtevsof 
the Inl.aldtaiits oF Vir_-inia in l(r24-5,' ' Roscr Farbrasc aiced 26 in the Kli/abi-:'!!, 
1621 ;" I'age 144, ' Parrish ileiristers of Bar!)adjes," ' A List of Iniiabitants in ar.d 
about the Towne of cit. Mieiiuells w'"-' their children, hireil Soruants, Prentice^, 
bonjrht >'eruants and negroes, lOSO,' ' Jn" Firebra-s & wile. 1 bou^rht seruant.' "' 

Before tlic al•o^e -ippeared in "' Notes and (Queries. "' a person called at the rooms 
of the Historic, Gcnealogieai Society with a ei;ui-of-arms, painted on paper fr.,aj 
fifiy to one hnndrei years a-^o, {;urporlinij to be the arm? of tiie Furbish family. 
It was tho fame as the Firebrace arms given in Burke's " ueneral Armory." 



• Stkwvs. — Who was the father of Henry Stevens who was in Stoninirton ii** early 
as ir.07-<J, :ind wis admitted an iniiabitant, July 1, 1672? Did he removu to 
Stonitf_t ,n from Ne)Vp.n"t, R. I. or f'om ."Sw.tpz y, M.is,-.? He married i'il/ a i.'etb 
Gallui'. d:i'i?htcr of J.'iin and liunnah (Lake) ^.t ^dup. There was a Henry Mfvens 
at N«'V.p.,rt in 1630, wito h.ad a wife Eliz;'.beth. b-.e lihode Island Colonial Jlecords, 
vol. i. p. .'$19. .S.'.j als.) Vol. ii, p. 251, Kicu.tRP A. Wiieelek. 

Stontpfjlon, Ct. 

SuAKVsi-FAHE IN Np.v Engi.and. — A ffitud in New V >rk city wrile=^ to the edi'or : 
" Can vo'.i recall any mention of ?^!.al:e<peare or lii-; v.orks in any New Enirland 
Puritan v.riter? What is the i.;iriics: notice of liim in any American Ixok or cor- 
rcsponden'^c ? a <)ueiy i>erti:tns not readily to be aT>«wer<:d. I am r. Ira id the le was 
?cc,nt >.'':iiiy mention of him for a hundred years or fo alter his licath, and tiiar 
America c;in contribute nothing to the new cliiion of Dr. Inj;leby s ' Century of 
Pr.iise.' f >r :I e new Shakispetire < K-ietv." 

The late John l^.rvi.rd Fllis. e.iit.r of the worLs of Mis. Brad-tn et, the Jirst 
Aiuericm jioctesd (ilKai.>TEK, xsiii. 240), thouicbt ho found evidences that she Lad 



1S78.] JN'o/e,'? ayid Quenes. 93 

rcid Shakespeare fEllis's Uradstrect, pp. xvi. and 156) ; nnd the Rot. B. F. Dc 
Co.''tA. Ill' New Yo:k, informs ns tiiat he ha« detected quotatiuiii Iroiu ishakc-pcare 
in iMovton's New K'lijltsh (Junaan. 

Can any n-atler of the KLCiiiTiiR answer any of the above queries? Are any of 
Shakospt-arc's worka lound ia tarly New Eni^iand inventories of books on the I*ro- 
batc rccoriJLs "/ 

F.\.\FtrL. — (From tlie Es^ox County Court Files. Abstract. Communicated by 
Henrij F. Waters, Esq.) — Bond of Benjainin faneuil, of Bi-'tm, inerchant, Jean 
faneuil, of the srirae Bu-ton, mariner, and Aiidro funeuil of Bu-ton alort"?-! : liicreh*, 
for sc^ea hundred (S: fifty pounds current uioucy ot N. E., dated 31 Aui;. I<i97 & 
pijable to Timothy Lyndall of Salem merchant : — the condition being, — That ■where- 
as one Charles ilVritt comand'' of a llVench .«bip on or abjur y- sixth day of tliis In- 
stant A'.'.ccuat looke fr.'iu the aljove named Timothy Lcndall ull' Block Islan 1 In the 
found I'f Nev,- Knijliud the Ivctch Exehan;^e whereof Tlioiuas Marston was then 
jaasf and James Lyndall son of the sd Timothy Lyndall supra cari^o and att or 
about which time tlje sd Jami.^ Lyndall agreed with tiie sd Coniand" to pay him 
about two hundred and sixty or seavcnty p ninds for and in Ijiew of the said Ketch 
and cargo, whereuj)on the paid Ketch & Cargo was sent into Salem, and the sd 
James Eyndall carryed away as an lio^tage to Grand Piiioeutia, tliere to remainc 
until the si-.nime agreed upon for -d ve-sell i^: caro") shall be jmd, att w--- p'.ace the 
ed James Lyndall is now supposed to he. And >Vliereas tlic above bound B'-ajamin 
Faucuil John Faneuil & A..!idrew Faneuil for the summe of three hundred seventy 
eight ]>ounds current money of New Englan;! by them now rec' of the abovt named 
Timothy Lendall have drawno three sotts of loure bills of exchange beurcing even 
date with these presents upon their mother M''" -Mary Fancuell widdow in K ochell 
for two luindred Oc seventy j^ounds sterling in the whole payable to the said James 
Lyndall or ord^ att or after lourteeuc dayes sight for the ticcomoilateing of y-' said 
James L^^ndallwith moneys to pay the ronsomprice agreed on for said ve^sell & 
car/'o sent home as aforesd. ».^:c. «kc. 



DiN-^.VELT>.— Who was the first wife of John Dixwell, the regicide, who died at, 
New Haven, Conn., March IS, lG>-^.S-9? Had he any i.-.-ue byher? By Li; third 
wife, Fialhsheba How, he is known to have had three children, viz. : Manj, iiorn 
June y, ItJT'J, m. John CoiliLS, Deo. 23, 1707 ; Johi, b. March G, 1G31 ; Ehzakth, 
b. July 1-1, 1632, d. yor.ng. Jons- D.'xvrtJ.L, m. Sept. 1, ITOis, Mary, dau. of John 
Prout of 15o::r:on, bv whom he had three children, viz.: Basil, b. July 7, 1711; 
Elizah:t!i, b. \1\(S ;' Jvhn, b. 171S, d. 1749, s. p. John- is also said to have had 
children by his second wife Abigail Lridgham, of Boston, whom he manicd April 
18, 1723. L. 

New York Cily. 

MiisiN'G VoiAMFs or MA?.s.\c!rLSETTS Records. — There is recorded in the Provincial 
IleiliKtry of Deeds, at Exeter, N. H., an indenture between John Tufton Maeon, 
and ^'^'illiam Dudley. S?U'U(d Welles, Tiiomas Berry, Benjamin Lynde. Jr.. Jiiiija- 
min Prescott, John Read, Escj., and Thomas Hutchinson, (."ent., agents in l-ciiulf 
of the Province of Massachusetts, bearing date July 1, 1738. By tiiis Indenture, 
wbicii is a long instrument. Mason conveys to Massachusetts 23,675 acres of land 
lying in her towns jn the nurth side of the Merrimac River. The following ofliciiil 
cc/tificato on this Ind'/nture i> recorded with it : 

" Province of the Mae-a^ Bay. Boston, Se)^t. 11, 1738. The foregoing Instrument 
vas Reoordtd in tlip Se'^'-etary'sofii'^c for said Province in the Bruad Book uf Patents, 
Deeds xc. Pag- MB, H'-^, l-'X), i 151.*' I'r Simon Fro.-t D.jU. s.c"y." 

1 iiave made inquiry at the Secretary's office for this Broad Book, but it is not 
known to be there. Has any r>,adfr e»f thcliKoisTLR seen this book, and if so, v.tere ? 

C. W. Tlttle. 



Dknvison (^an(c_ y.\-n. 12S)— Robert Dcnnison, of New liavrn and Newark, about 
wlioin Mr. ^\ heeler inquirer^, could not have been a .'--jn of "William and Margaret 
Dcnnison of Ro.xbiiry. The church record of Rev. John Eliot, and oiln r reeords, 
make it ccrt.'^.in thot V/i!liam Dcnni-on brought to America ordy thric ciii'dron, 
nauitly: Dauie!. Edwarl and Gcor-ze. JJc eame in I'i'JO ; but, in 1' 1', P./bcri 
Dennison w;i.c fettled in Milford, Conn. Therefore we cannot (sui)posc that he wa» 
a eon of William born after his arrival in America. 

VOL. XXill. 9 



'^^ ^~oies (Old Queries. [Jau. 

I lKuesccuTcdconiP.snrr.il the records Jo be founii rehtin.<r to Robert Donni.son 
an.l in.-; family in X.^'wark an-l ^lilfimi. My c.niolu'^ion i« t'l^f he Avert to Millord 
previout; to 10 i5, with ;i family of oliildrffn. find that the foilowinr: children. re<'ord- 
c-i at .MdR^id, w.rc hy a .noud wife, vi'.. : .f..i,ii. b. in Itij) : i^^nimiel, b. in K)36 ; 
Esiher. b. in Je.3S ; Jlannal., b. Hiti-J. llo had aho a d.uiahter M:uv. considerably 
older than his AMiitbrd cltiMrt-n. andquifi as old as Jauie^ of Kast Havon. luentiwnud 
bcl-.\T. Mie married J{Ml>ert J)algli<li [or Duii^las], v,ho was one of tl:c IJrst .settlers 
of Newark. Her eon Saimicl appears to have been Liorn before IGO L 

There Ava.s a Jauies Dennisun (tjupposed to have been a feon of Kobert by his first 
wilo). \vho.-ett!ed in K. ila\en. Conn., about 1001. The record.'rhow that he Kui^ht 
land there. He \vat> married there, Nov. 25, lOtiO, to Jiethiah Bovkoni. They had 
eight chddren. The yonniiest, Jaiiie.«, b. Jan, b. lG>-3, had ei^ht\hildren. 1 have 
fjonie record of iii- de.-eendant*, and aNo a recurd of the ciiildren of Iti-^ brother Ji.>hn. 
U ho can i;ive an antiientic explanation of the ori-in of Kobert of Newark and Mil- 
foul, and ot the first Jaui'js of East liaven? j. d. i;. 

Worcester, Mass. 

WiNSLon'MiCMOKiAi., Ac. &c. {nnlc, sxxi. '15 1).— I wl.sh to add a f'-WAvords to the 
notice ot this v.\.rk in the last number of the l!tx;iSTER. It is the liri-t instrdmont 
of the p-cate^t genealogical hi.-tory jet undertaken in thi.s eountrv. the record of 
descendants of four .^ot'iers. wh.) hfppenc'l to be brothers : and thisvulame contains 
only hall the matter relating to one of ihem. Our a.>toni.«hmeiit that one man 
eboiild attcmi>t such a task is not greater than our admiration of tiie faithful labor 
Gevotcd to it. t^ixtcen pages are given to the I'leface, and .seventy to tiie lntn.dac- 
tiou. The. former iniu^ht have been reduced to one paire with icreat advantage, it 
cou.>i?ts principally of a plea for what Dr. Ilolton calls^" ambi-Iincal " ism, that i.s 
to say. the recording in one work the dcicendants of .sons and dauidi tors tln-oagb 
all changes of iia>iie. This was ur.nece.«eary for two reason.?, that Dr. Holton in- 
tended to do so at any rate, and that his argument was not likely to make a sipfrlo 
convert; especially alter study of the result. For Dr. Holtons bock is the best 
evidence of the weakness of his system, and he cortainlv was much troubled bv it. 
find in order to av.dd the number' of surnames which would be ndxed together iii 
every generation, ho generally bring.s down the descendants of daughters in one 
group. He explains his plan on page xiii., and the result of this coml.M-.ation of 
the •• cla.=si Ilea lion by numerical generations," a.- he stvles the plan adooted in the 
Register of late years, with the " clustered grouping in direct lines of consan- 
guinity," " both methods being modified as hereinafter stated," is not a success, 
though the confusion is not so bad as miaht have boon feared. Of the Introduction, 
tweniy-live jjages are devoted to the investigation of t!;e Enirlish origin of the fam- 
ily, and iw-wly thirty to a notice of Gov. Edward Vv'inslow. Tlie ""latter contains 
nothing n.ew, and Dr. Holtm seems to have been ignorant that the governor's will 
is on record in London.^ The former part is of course interesting, though the family 
can be traced back in Englnnd only two gencrati^.ns with anything liSe cercainty. 
The Gcnealogj-, filling 430 pages in this' volume, deserves great plaise. Few per- 
sons undertake such a work with the enthusiastic devotiou^ncces.-ary to complete- 
ne.-;-, b;:t with Dr. lloltou it is a Irdwr of love. Tho^e who object eutirclv to his 
plan and arrangcnifnt, mu;~t give him full credit for faithful study. Thi-'voluuie 
inchides none ot the more famous persons of the name of Winsiow, and therefore 
•\ve find but little biography. "What can we say of such a Ptaremi.'iit as the follow- 
ing, on page 330? *• In h'.ir.or of our grandmother. Miriam (\Vi\s:.ow) Par.-ons. a 
descendant of Edward Winsiow, of Droitwich, En.dand, we adopt the crcit and 
iQotto to which t^iie was entitled." In this countri there is nothing to prevent a 

EerK.n from adopting any crest he sec-s fit, but he shouhi avoid the ftatement that 
U grandn.othcr was entitled to thut which could never luvc Ix-'.onged to her by 
any laws of heraldry. \y, S.'Ai'I'Llton. 



D.'i.ucEK (an/r, xxxi. 310) AND Tr.^sk.— A coj*y of the Rkgistkk containing the 
Dallil-r article h -ving he-.n cent to the Ilev. W. E. C. Austin-Oourlav, n.etor of St. 
Mai vs. ^toice .\b!ion, Oji^et, England, Mr. Tnu-k has received a letter irom him, 
dated July 'J, 1S77, frou w'dch we have been )xrmitted to make an extract : 

" Oil reference to the parish rcirif-ter, a venerable old book of vellum, d:ttinir from 
l'».yj, I liiid that the nanic of Daliilier in of IVefjuent (^'^eurreneo. In l.'''il, n Wil- 
liam Daliiher was baj^ti/ed, jmd in Ite}, Edith Daliiber, a widow, v.\ia buried, 
iictweeu thcjic two datts the name occure many times. 



1878.1 ydc;? and Queries. 95 

" Ae to tlic Ayritor of t'lc lottfr, liis Iwptism h entered in the?e terms : ' 150S 
Tho xKviii''- ilaij muc Tri>tr;mi Dallilier tin- s.itine ofRMntTt w;is Impti/oii.' 1 (mh- 
uot fitid any eiitry i.liiis uian ia^^v t) the \virc iillu.leiJ to :it the en«l «j1 rlio 1-trer. I»ut 
a ii':-irri;v;:o t.) uhiil must lie 11 sivond wife i> oiitoici! tluis : ' 10.>7, Au:r. Ml . Tri.s- 
tmin Diuliber and S:ir:ili I'livie uere piiblislictl y^ 30 of August, tli<> (i .t IT. ..I" Seo- 
tfiiil-er.' N(.r ran 1 inul tho entry of his death.' The baptism o{' his brother S i-u- 
iiel is t-ntend tfuis : ' l(iOS. Kebruary the 5''' dr.y was baptized Sanuiiil Onlilier the 
tonne t.t Kobert.' Ail reeord ol tlic name has disrijipcarc 1 in t!iis part of ti;»' eo^in- 
try, and, until my attention was directed to it l)y your kind conimunication. I lia J 
ne'.cr heiid of the name. 

*• If thcie are any dfsecndants in Auieriea of Samuel Dalliber, it mav interest 
them to hear that 1 am at i>resent eni^aired in restorin:; from decay and Tse^lcct the 
anoiiut ehuieh of this parish, where their anecstirs were baptized, and with wiiich 
so many of his name are eonneeted. It is one of tiie oldest ehurelies in the ncii(!)- 
borliood, parisof it datin;^ from the twelfth eentury. I take the liberty of send- 
ing by this p'.st a circular whieh explains what we are doing with the names of 
those who have contribated to the object. 

" I uiav add that the name of Trask, which is not at all common in England, i? a 
name prevalent in this neighborhood, Mr. Charles Trask being the cou'tructor for 
currying out the works of the cluircli." 

A Tristram Do'.ibcr died July 3, 1G64. See " Early settlers of Es^ex and Old 
Noifoik,"' Kf.GisrhK, vi. j?.3I. 

Virginia Colonial Cikrlncy. — ^Viilia^^ L. Royal, Esq., has contributed to the 
Viri;inia Lnio Journal (Uichmond, Va.) fur August, 1677, an intert.-siinL' article on 
the p'onnd sterling Kngii<h in that colony— in C(.m]jarisuQ with the Cjionial pound — 
the value of whicli was subject to ilie price of tolwceo ; the diiferenee lieing ihe rate 
of eichangeon Englanjl. in the Massachusetts Colony, tl'.e Cenerai Court lix<;U at 
time* the valiie of various articles offered in payment of debts — coin beiuu very 
scarce and Indian money alfuudaut. In 1018-9, ""It is ordered for triall tTl. t!ie 
next Court, that all passable or payable pcci^e henceforth shalbe intire without 
breaches, both the wiiitc and ijlaek, without deforininire j-jjotts, sutablv strunu'c la 
eight knowne parcell<. V', 3', l^J, 5-, in white; 2'^, 6'-. 2-0'. and 1 '-'in blai~ke.'' 
In the latter j'ear, " It is ordered, that wampampeagc siiall pasi^e current in pay- 
ment of debts to tJie vallew of forty shillings ; tiie white at eigiit a penny and tiie 
Mack at four — so as they be entire without breaches and deforming siK.ts, except in 
pnyiaent «.>f oountrye rates to the Treasurer." For a full account of the colonial 
currency of Ma.-saehu.setts, see " An Historical Account of Ma:isach/sflts Currency, 
by Josf.ph B. Felt, Boston, 1S39." Jerilmiau Colblrn. 

DAVEXponT AND DAVfonTii. — The various recognized ways of epclling the Daven- 
port family name have h-d to no I'.ttle confusion, "especially with the name of Dan- 
forth. Alihou:rh derived frum the town of Davenport on the banks of the river I'ane 
in Chc-liire, England, some of the variations of spelling have been I)anj)ort. Dam- 
port, Danfovt, Danifort, Danforth, Damforth, Danford and Damfjru. .Mu-t of 
theseare common in t!ic Ma-jaeluisetts Colonial Keeords, f.rintcd by tiie state, and in 
the documents in tlie .Massachusetts Archives. In the tinirle record of a deed driven bv 
Thomas Davcnjjort of Dorchester, in 1081, in vol. 12, page 125, of the Suff. Reg. of 
Deeds, refurded by Isaac Addini^ton, clerk, whose adopteilsjn and heir was'' his 
nej.hew AddJngton. afterward- .Judiie Davenport, and wi:o must therefore havt- been 
well acquainted wit!) the correct sjjelling of the Davenport family name, tlic name 
is bpcli in the three several vv;iy.s of Davenport, Danforth and Daufort, all withiu 
the <>pacc of six linos. 

Ti;tse last modes of spelling have greatly confused the families of 1 homas Dav- 
enport of Dorchester, and Thomas Danforth of Cambridge. E.xamples are shown 
on page 321 of vol. vii. of the KicibiER, vol. x. jage t-(i, and iu Sa\a;;c's Cei.c-alogicai 
Dictionary, in ^ivinir Thomas Daven{>ort as being also of Cambridge. an>l on pai^c 
22fio( the lli-tory of DorelR-ter, by its Antiquarian arid Uistoiieal i m iety. In 
vol. Ixviii. page l'*J, of .Ma-sachu>ettti Archives, is plainly written the name oJ Tho- 
mas Davenport. Jr.. of Dor<'h»ster, as among those who went in C;'i>r. l-aac John- 
son'fi comj.any in the attack on the Nnrracanset fort. Dec. l!J, Hi7.j.' while no Tho- 
uoa.s Danforth appears any where in the litc of enlisted men. On f a.-e 101 >jf the 
panic voinnio appears tlie nanif> of Tlioma.s Danfort of Dorchester, aV nn.oiig the 
eltiiu of John:,.'n"s company, but uo Danforth or Davenport. Cajit. Nathaniel 



96 I'^oics and Qncn'es. [Jan. 

Davenport, Fon of Cnpt. Kiclmrd Dnvcnport. "wn? killril iu tlic s:miic n'.tnck. In the 
Siifl''Ik Proti.ito rtO'Uil of the will of Capt. Isaac Johivnii, also kill.vl at thi^ time, 
it ;;;'.;. s t!ie uiil w;;,-; tworn t.i Ijcfurc Dantortli and two utiier ma^istrat'-i. y-n the 
sicniatiire is as plain a Ha'-i-nport a> possilMf. AoOjiiiinL; to tiio Sulfo!;-: l'r>i>atc 
KfCMid, liic Mill of Thoina;* Uavcnport, Jr., of DoroIiotiM-, wliioli was pre-ented to 
the court and swovn to by its wiuie-.^, Nov. 28, 1G75. speaks of his now »ejn? hy 
the j)rovidenoe ot Ciod callod Ibrth to the w.ir.«. The inventory of his estate was 
taken Jan. 1, li>7f>, was sworn to in court by liio lirotlier Charles Davcni'Oit, its 
cxecatnr, J-mi. C.'^, I'lTG, and mentions the clutliing he had when he wei;t iutj the 
Fcrvice, bo-ides his sword and belt. Yet aceordincr to the original, prct:ervtd in vol. 
30, j>age SCO, of the Ma&sachusetls Archives, the following petition was presented, 
Sept. il, lOTt?: 

" To the honored council now a=senible>l in General Court, the humble petition of 
Th.'nins Danforth of Dorohe.-ter humbly sliowcth tliat a few days since there came 
sn Indian to uiy house that sometimes had wrouirht tisvre. The Indian i* a poor 
blind inuian, and he broui^lit two small children with him to my house of his. and 
did bestow them upon myself and my son. My request to the honored court is that 
I may erjoy tlieni with your appro!..' t ion it comfort, ho havini; so fie»"Iy gi\eri tiipm 
Bie. If it plvaso your worsliip to con-^ider my ^reat lo.-s in my eMe;t s^u, which 
was such a giod help to me, and your honors granting my request, you thailhcreby 
oblige me in .service, i 1 shall remain yours in all duty & cease not praying fur 
you?' 

This co'.ild not have been a ]jetition of Thomas Danforth, for he had beeu many 
years of Cambri'lgc. and uiore over his eldest ton was named Samuel, and was then 
6til: alive, while it oorrcspoiids in all particulars to the history of Thomas Daven- 
port of Dorchester. 

The will uf Christ' ipher Gib.son, of Dorchester, recorded in the Suff.'lk Probate 
Kcx>rds, vol. fj, page 65, mentions hi? cousin Thomas Damplord, spelling' it a few 
lines later, Damlord, while hi.s inventory, vol. .'), paao 215, gpell.s it Davenport. 

The will of Kel)6cea Webb, Dec. 10. 1G54, an abstract of whicli is given in the 
PvEGisitR (f7n/e, V. 303). makes beque.^ts to John \\'ilsor. and to his sister Mrs. 
Davenport ; tmd the will of Ro'icrt Keyno, Nov. 11. U\rj?, (Registkr, vi. 155). men- 
tions brother Mr. John Wilson and his wife, " my wives uwnc sister ;'' cousin Mr. 
John Wilson, "ny Bi-oih's son ;"' cousin " Mary W'illson, hi.ssi-ter, now d's r)av- 
enp >r:at Roxbury." Keaj'nc;'.s will, written, as he says, with Ins own hand, tv.ice 
calls his own niece. Mary, daughter of the Ptev. John WiUou, and wife of the Kev. 
Samuel Danforth, of Koxbury, by the name of Davenport. These are some of the 
examples where rear relatives, who were also persons of good education, have con- 
founded the two fiiiuily name.s. B. F. Davkm-ort. 

Boston, Mass. 

DfNX, Grinu.u,l, Br.owx. — Can any of the readers of the Register inform me, 
1. Whov^erethe ancestors of Niehvlis Dunn and Deb'irah G'rindall? They were 
married by the IJev. Cvtton Mather, in Boston, June (>, 1710. 2. Who .v,rc the 
parents of Sarah Bruvsn, who married James Meek, in Falmouth, Sept. 8, )735. and 
died A-)ril 29, 17U1, aged 40 years? He.nby Dklklng. 

Portlaud, Mc. 

Joiix LovEWELf .— In the *• Sketches of Old Dunstable," soon to appear, there 
will lie an artiek by Juhn 1]. Hill, Esq., of Ma.son, N. II.. on the age of John Ix>ve- 
well (ihe fatlier of the Indian Cgiiter). whose ago has b'.en stated to be 120. }5y a 
deposition of his.maile when lie W.a.s I'O year-^ old, his age is proved to be ordy a^»<>ut 
102 wiien lie died, which was about 1756. Can any one give the exact date of birib 
or death ? 



Glori.\ D.^i CuiRCU, Pn;L.M)Ei.nii.v. — Park McFarland, Jr., of Philadelphia, 
has made a copy of all th.e in-criptions on the tomb-stones in the grave-yurd of 
Gloria iJr-i ((,ld Swede-") Church, and propo.iC3 jiublishiug them, provided a suffi- 
cient number of .subhcribers arc obtained. 



Lne or RovsAn Morhi.s.— Charle.s II. Hart, K-iq., 201 South Fifth Street, Phila- 
delphia, Pa . has in fircparati.jn, and iiopes .'^oon to i»ubli.^ii. in two volume-^, r val 
octavo, a *' Lifet'f lio'-^rt Morris, v\-ith a llL-tory of the Finances of ilio li'.^oiU- 
tion.'" for v\hieli he ! as a ma-> of highly intere-ting and important ui:i.ul'i-!ieJ 
material. Pe:>/i.s iiicsin:; ducumcnts yioifaining to the hul'jcct, particularly letters 
by and to Morris, are solicited to send copiee to Mr. Han. 



ISVo.] SVotes and Queries. 97 

J?.\i.CH — AviiXKrRT— Kii(in:Ri.Y — TKFAinvci.L. — 0. p. Dexter, E'^ij.. 41 Chambers 
Strtvt, New Vuik. wouM !l!ce to ivroivo : fuiLlier jv.irticiilrii:;, especially tlie age, of 
ll-Tijamin Halcli wlij married (about 172.>) Na;:;irec!i, uau. of JuJ:;i' J..Ln^ Cn^liin^ 
{John,- M'U!/i:ic^) of Seituate, and who was the father of Xatlianiel Hilch (\VilC 
lS(ir>) and .lo-Ojih JJalcii (l-j. Abigail Audcbeit) ; the naiue ot tlie wile of Piiilip 
Audcbert, hr. (Will niido )75/5), »f Iliti^haiu in IT 17; the married nam's of the 
dauirlitcrK of A'raliaiii Kiuiiicily who ditd at Newtown, Conn., ali.-iit 17i}7 ; the 
rnmv and at^L of tlio father of doim 'froadwell. j,over!ior of Conn., IfU'J, wbuisfaiJ 
to have ficiii 'loin at Fav.'ni'.iifton, Conn., Nov. id'.i, 174o (U. J>.). 

\VilI Sjutli C:iro!i:k\ eiclj'\n^:;t-- please copy the query concerning Philip Audcber: ? 



Tow.v HiSTORiKS IN Pitrr'AKATioN-.— AV'e learn that histories of the f.llowin:' towcs 
I'avc been iiiid.;:ta!a'n. JVrs'in* having documents or fa>-t.s illiutraring iltc hi-.:...:-y 
of any ol these towns arc advised to oommuidcuie with the compiler o^ tlie history' 
of that town. 

Amcsbury, Mass. By Joseph ]Merri]l, Et^q., town clerk of Amesbury. 

Cornwal!, Conji. }Jy Tiieodore !S. (Jold, Esq.. of West Curnwalll Conu. The 
work is now in ]>rrs.s, and will be entitled " Jlistorical fleeords of Litolifield county. 
Conneclicut.'' The late .Samuel \V. Gold, father of the author, cr'.thered m:.icv 
ineideni.s in the early hi.-;tory of Cornwall, and records of its early setdoinent, whic'i 
will be the basis of thi«: voik. Genea!o;rical recoiJs and historical addresses v.ill 
be given in full. A limited edition will be printed. 

V!d Dunstnb!'^. An e iitiiv.i (.f one hundred copies nf a work, giving r.n account 
cf the c-u-ly lainilies of this plae-s \6 to be iiublisliol by Ge ifire M. "Elli tt, 4"^ Central 
Street, Lowell, Ma.se., under the title of " Sket^;hcs of Old Dunstable." Price, $5 




iarc'C paper (.'<0 copies), >--5. 

Ro:'biinj. .Mc.-s. IJy Francis S. Drake, E~q., autlior of the " Di.-tionary .... 
An:eri-an liiogiapliy" and other vorks. Mr. Drake solicits aid in the way of 
materials, in manuscript or print. Old letters, documents, maps, plans or picturts 
in any way tiirovring light on the hist.)ry of this old town, will Ijc thankfulh- veocivel 
and aeknowled-ed. liis add'.-ess i.s i:>l Warren Street, Iv>xbury, Uusr.'n, Nia-s. 

Tou-nscnd, Mo<is. Dy Itlianiar B. bawtelie, Esq., of T-nvnsend. The work v,-:ll 
probably be rendy for the press next tpring. It will be illustrated with a map of 
the town and portraits of its prominent meii of the past and pre.sent. 

Gevi;.m,ocie.s ;> PKKr.* ration — Persons of the several names are advised to cjn:- 
uiunicfite with the i>crion cum;iiling the Kenealoy;y of his family. 

Cnvjl'tnan, Chiihfy. Cotinnt, Crofjie, Churchman, Foster, Har/Uff. Henry. H j- 
turn, M'thon, McCu.lJn<jh, Mont-jo/nrr^i, Nodmlou^h oad Slicwell. Bv:. Brio;. -Gen. 
Theodoie F. K(,'lLni)oiigh, -23 Murray Street, New York city, is collecting' materiiils 
lor a genealogical record ')i th'^ aijo'.e-named families, and when completed will have 
a liiMtcd number of copies j.rinted for family use. 

C'frri'.r. _ Ijy Jacofi ]{. Cuni'.r, E-q., of Lowell, Ma«3. Richard Currier, of 
Sahsliury Ma>s., in VJU), and baiuuel Currier, ot lluvcihiii, Muss., arc juj^posed :o 
be tlic an(t>to\-c of n.>.-t of the nrmc in New Englami. Mr. Carrier has been some 
time eng-.igc'l op this work, ami has now some two or three thousand names. 

LiTd. By Ileniy D. L-.id, E-<[., 13 Lyman Street, Boston, Mags. 'iiiJs geneoi- 
cgy will contuin al' the fr. u:ii;c> by this name which come to the kn'.wl.dge of the 
coi.i[)iler. JJe has already -everal thousand names, niustlv d(^■:ende•-i Vrom live 
original settlers, namrly, Thnmns oi Ilartl'ord. \{VSb \ Robert of ii-swidi. 1»-S5 : 
^riluan of l\it:cry, ItJ.VJ ; Wil>i,iin of Salc-m, 1035; and John >.^i liuli, \m~, . If 
any uni;i;as :j..et with evidence of relationship bttwecn any of thcee person-:. Mr. 
I»rd will l>.j thankful for it. Descendants are invited to $end the names ol their 
j)arfnti, with jdaecB of residence, La. 

Pierre, Pdr'c. and P'nra:. By F. C. Pierce, Esq., of Grafton, Mass. Mr. Tkrcc 
IS ccmpiljng the hiitory and gv-uealviiy of the family ia America, karing these 
VOL. XXXII. 9* 



98 Societies and (licir Proceed inr^is. [Jan. 

names, lie lios piicccodcd in the I;ist four years in sccurin;; ab<jut fifteen tliou-.ind 
nanios of pei>ons wiio luiw <le^cei;iii'd irmx the lirst i^ct tiers in this eoimtry. viz., 
lio!.; it rii.rco of l).>rolio-ter, Juim J'oisoof Watovtown. and 5orgt. 'i'lioiiias IVirce 
of {'harlcstowM, all of lii.'U). llo \vi>lits all persons witii tiic>e names aiul (.L-yceud- 
aut> to forward at i>nce their ircmaiogifs to him at (u'uiton. 

S'.tden. By Henry M. i'eld.ni, E<'i., of Iladdam Sm-M. Middlesex county. Conn. 
Mr. .Soiden i< pvojiaring for nublicatiiin a i:eneiili\u;ical history of the desoenJants of 
Thuinas SeMt.n, wlo ace iroing to tradition settled in Hartford, Conn., in lUlJO, 
arriving with JJev. Thomas flookcr. Any record pertaining to him or his descendants 
grai>rfnily received. 

'J'/iurslon. L'y 15rowa Thurston, Esr)., of Portland, Me. Mr. Thurston is pre- 
paring a genealogy of tho 'J'hurstons of this country. Any information concerning 
the de-;ccndants of Daniel Tluirston of Ncwhurv will be thankl'uUv received. 

WaJkl-y. By tho Ki-v. ,1. WiekliiV.; JU-.ich, New IJaven. Ct. It will Ix; a history 
of the descendants of Bichard Walkley of lladdam. Ct.. -vvho settled there in lG(i3. 
The earliest rcf-roneo to h'.iu now known was in 10j7, when he was made a freeman 
at Hartford, Ct. 'liie family is known to have been of S'-oteh origin. Any inform- 
ation Concerning thcui in .Scotland, or in this country, is roHcited. In particular — 

Who was Kelnnca , the wile of i';o settler Jiicl.'ar.l Walkley ? After tlie death 

of her husband in irSI, she married Danitl Cone, Sen., of Haddam. Richard Walk- 
Icy. Jr., son of the settli-r, had two wi^es, Atrnos ami Abigail. Who were tliey ? 

Simeon AValkley dicdr.t lladdim Quarter (now Durh.iuj, Ct.) in 17'i5, at the age 
of OS, -leaving a v.'ife Sarah, who afterward mr.rried lieuben Bishoj) of Parham. 
Whu v^ as she before raarnaiie? He left two children. Abigail, b. l'&2, and Zebu- 
Jon, b. ITOl. They aie k.^.ov.n to have remained in lJurl:am, Ct., till 17.-?7. What 
became of them, and where are thr-ir descendants to be found now? Asa Walkley, . 
a brother of Simeon, resided in lladdam. and was killed "oy lightning there in lhO*3. 
His wife was filizabetli Thumas, who after hi.s death is .«aid ro have ren\uved with 
her children. Jonathan, David and Jjet-ey, and perhaps ocher?, to Ohio, probably to 
A.«htubula Co., or to sojiie portion of New Connecticut. Where arc their descend- 
ants to be found ? It is surmised tliut Thomas Walkley was one of this family, who 
entered Yale Collecre from Ausiinb'.-.rgh, Oiiio, in the cla^s of l.r23, and diet in his 
senior year, Dec. 7, 1S2J, aged 23, and was buried at Nov.- Haven. The Waiklcy 
family is to bo di.slinguishod from the Wahcki/ or ]\'a';t'>7>. family, which is Kuglish 
instead of Scotch. The laticr are repre.'-ented iri the L nited :Jtates, and most of 
them arc descen<led from James and Henry, both of whom were at Hanford very 
early. Henry settled at Stratford, Ct., belbre 1660, but there is no evidence that 
either he or Jauus were relatives of BicLard Walkley of lladdam. 



SOCIETIES AXD THEIIi PROCEEDINGS. 
Xf-'w-Engt-axd Hi.storic, Genealogical Society. 

Boston, Wednesrlay, June G, 1S77. — A stated meeting was held at the Society's 
House, 18 Somerset street, tiii- afternoon at 3 o'clock, the president, the Hon. Mar- 
shall P. Wilder, in the chair. 

The Hon. Stephen .M. Allen, of Duxbury, Mass., read a valuable paper on " Mylcs 
Standish." Tl unks were vjted. 

John Ward Dean, the- librarian, reported as donntions, 96 volumes. 926 pnmphleta, 
and K'vcral other articles. Aniong the donations were the Indian c-.ine de-oribed in 
the Kegistkr^ vol. ix. p. .^1!). i>re?entcd by Mrs. Margaret H. Webster, of Kast 
B-j-ton, and Mrs. Anne M. Swan, of Haverhill; and the diaries and scrap books 
relp.ting to Eiist Boston, kept by the late Guy Carleton Haynes (a/j/f, x-X-xi. .'ilU), 
presented by J aek son Haines, ol Haverhill, and Mrs. Web.ster, the several articles 
having been left to the donors by Mr. Hayn-rs. 

Tiic Rev. SaunicI Cutler, the hisf/riogrnplier, read memorial sketches of the fol- 
lowing deeea.'-el members, viz.: William .Anpletjn of 1' .stoii, Geori;e L. lJ.irr of 
MedJ<^rd, Supply C. Thwin^ of Bo.- ton, antl the Rev. Chauncej Colton of Jcn- 
kinton, Pa. 



187o.] Societies and fl/'jir Proceedings. 0C> 

S-rtonher r>. — The fir*t st:\tcfl uiectiris artor the siiniiucr recess was held this afccr- 
nwn Pt the usupI ])laco ami time. Tlie lUv. I.tuMus 11. PalLrc, 1>.D., w;.-; called to 
til.. v.;iuir ill the a! soulc '->!' rrcsident W ih.Ur and the vice-presidents. The rocndiDg 
6ccr t.-irv heiri'^ absent. T>;tvid M. Bullonr wns elected secretary pro tan. 

A cotnniiuee con.^l.-tin^' ui Col. Alhcrt 11. lluvt, (.ioorge U. Allan and V. iiiiams 
Lrfitiiam M;<?: cho-;en 'u n iuiinate a I'lildishinit eomiuittee to th*- next niceiiuir. 

The t residing; oflicer announced the death uf Rev. A*a 1). Smitii. DA)., of llan- 
ovir, JS. il., tlio vi. e jm. -id>-nt of tiii-; .society from that State, and l.uuh Adulphc 
Tliie'r-- cx-pii.-ide-.it of I'ranee, an honorarv number of tlic S'X-iety, and appuiuted 
Ktv. b^ru^ C'arke, 1>.U., Colonel All)ert 11. lloyt and Charles W. Tut tie a com- 
mittee to viei-arc rcs»..IiUious on their deaths. 

l-r<.deric Kidder, on behalf of the committee appointed at a previous raeeting, 
rep 'ited the folluwinaj resolution?, and they were unanimously adopted : 

Risolve'i, That in "the death of lion. S:ii:i< Nelson ^lartin, of \\ ihiiin.'t.n. a his 
Member of this society and its honorary vice-}>resident for the .^tate of North Caro- 
lina, \s-c deplore the lu.^s of a wavin friend and an active benelactor, who had ever 
the interests of th's institution at heart. 

Rifoii-'.r, That we niuurn for hira a? an enterpriflina; and high-mmded merchant, 
who e.xhil'ifed the s'ricte.-t inte^rrity in ail \v< dealinss, ana was laichfal to every 
trust reposed in him ; a.s a ])atriot. ahvavs Ihithf-il to his country's tlair ; as a public- 
spitited man, av.d as a philanthro;>ist wlo tearkssly risked his life whi-n his adopted 
citv wivs visited l)v a terrible pestiicncc. 

j\'f .«T."/irt/, Tha t tiiose oi' us who personally knew him will long cherish his memory 
and feel that thov have h-t a dear and esteemed friend. 

Rev. Dorus Clarke, I). IK, in behalf of ids committee, reported the£C resolutions, 
whieh were unauimouslv aijopted : ^ i i j u *• 

Since the last meetinir ot this society we have been called to aeplore the death or 
Rev. As;i Doaizo Smitn^D.D., Lf-.D.. tlie viro-r.ie-idcut of this institution lor^ the 
Stute of 2\ew Ilamp-iiire, and lately president of Dartmouth College. Ills oincial 
relation to this society, tiioi-.-'h for many years an honored member, was ot quite 
recent date, and ti.ou-h we' have not been often lavored at our meetings by his 
ecuial presence and valuable counseb. iie has in various ways shown his dee;) interest 
in its prosperity and usefulness. In tlic mure in'duential stations which I>r. smith 
has i^een called to fill, as pastor of an impovtant church in the city ol New \ ork t|.nd 
a.s tlie president of Dc<.rtinouth College, as well as in k.«s conspicuous liie.he lias 
always acpiitied himself with great propriety and success, and the cause ot euuca- 
tion, of li'k-ral culture and of christian philanthropy has reas<jn to mourn his some- 
wdiat sudden and uuex!)'-ered departure in the midst of life and of extensive usclul- 
ntss. In the wide-spread eMpresiion of sorrow at the departure of Dr. Smith, v.ldch 
has b^en indicated by tlie public press, this society hereby records its most uiiaffectcd 
Bympathv. 

The Rev. Henry J. I'atriok, of "West Newton, then read a paper on "The Old 
and New in New Kncland Psalmody." Thanks were voted. 

The librarian rcpolted 'he donaf ion of lo 1 volumes, 217 pamphlets, 96 mannscripts 
and other v;i] liable articles since the previ.us meeting. 

The secretary />ro t:m, in the al-sence of the hi.-toriographer, read his report, being 
R memorial sketch of the Hon. Silas N. Martin. 

Cntjlcr ". — A qu'irti rly meeting was hold thi? day at the ucual place and time. 
The Rev. Kdmund i". Slaftcr was chosen president /to tcm. 

Ge>r_'C II. Allan, in behalf of the cummiaee ajipointed at the September meeting, 
rcpovifd the f oil.'wiri.,' p i.'ces f)i- liio pu' li-bii.g committee, ^i/. : John Ward D-ar.. 
tlie i{',-v. Lucius II. i'.ii." , D.D., II. II. PMes. Dureiuiih Colburn, William IJ. Tia-k 
and llinry F. Waters. Tl.e.-o persons were unanimously elected as tlic committee 
for 1ST7-0. 

Judge William F. Rick, of England, read an able and instructive paper on 
" Anrjcnt Iteligion^." Thanks were voted. 

The librarian re.Doried as donations in September, 10 volumes, 117 pamjjhlets, 3 
juajis ami several ot!;cr articles oi value. 

Tiie hi-torif-crraphcr read memorial sketches of tlic following decca.sed memijers, 
nameiv: tlie Hon. ^coriit T. Davis, Dea. I'hilo M. Trowbridge, benjamin P. Hunt, 
tlie Rev. Asa U. Suiit!i, D.D., iJj.l)., P.-hJamin R. Du\is, tlic lion. Samuel H. 
Wnlley, and tha lamented e.\-presi(lent of I- ranee, Louis Adolphe Thitn*. 

A c ■niuiittee consi-ting ol I). G. Huskins. Jr., 1. N. T:ir!>ox, D.D., Frcl.ric 
Kidder, the lion. J. V' . Au.stin and W. R. Tr,i-k, was clmsen to u.jiJiiiuite, at iho 
January meeting, a liit of caudidatcs for oCiccrs and standing Committer. 



100 Societies and their .Procccdinas. [Jan. 

l\'orcml(r 7. — A stated mcetiug was held tliis iiftcrnoon, president ^Viidt-^ in tbe 
cLair. 

Ri>;ir Adin. llonry K. Tliatcher. U.S.N. , road ;in extract from n letter from Iiis 
fric'id Jolin K.mdolijli Biyan. of Virginia, ii nephew of Juhn Kund.iljjli ot iluunoke, 
rfltuing to t!ie last dnys yf .Mr. Uryau's ecleliratcd relative, aiul )>rei-omed a fac- 
eiu'.ile (if the hi>L wrilinir of Ilnnii..ljdi, penned within two hour:* ot liis Ui-jitli. 

Tiie Rev. 11. F. DeCostii. of New ^'i.'rk eitv. read a pajier on '' Tiie Voya^r-.< of 
Parthul.iiiiLW t^LVnold and Martin Fnng in I'.irj and 1GU3," extract? troui wiiieii are 
printed in this nui;i*ier ot' tiio RT-d.-rKK, pp. 7t>-£0. Tliey present .«uine new views 
as well ns new facts Concerning the Vu\aues of" tliciic early cxpl-jreis of tiiis coast. 
The readiiiLT of tlic pajier wa.-^ followed by remark.s fruiu Charles \V. Tuttle and the 
llev, E. F. Slafter. Thanks were voted. 

The librarian reported the donation in October of 17 volumes, ol pamphlet:?, 6 
map^, witli otiier artieles. 

The Rev. Edmund F. i-laftcr, the eorre^p^mding secretary, reported letters acecpt- 
inj honorary membership trMin the Hon. Kuthcrfol'd 1>. llaye.><, presi.Kmiof tiic United 
States; corresponding memlici'shi]-* from FrL-derick D. Stone, of Phiiadeipiiia, editor 
of the Pennsylvania Magazine: and resident nieuibcr.ship from John y. Emery of 
I5o.=;ton, Franklin i5. Plielits of Lynn. Charles 11. .^lille^, Jr. of B >>tun, Francis 
M. I"'utvveil of Groton, Dr. Henry A. .M;'.rtin of Bo.ston, lienjamiu 0. IVirce of 
Cambridge, and Frederick 11. \ ianx of Boston. 

The recording seoretar}- read memorial sketches of several deceased members, 
pre;iare;l by the historiographer, viz.: the Hon. Peter Harvey of B<.<?ton, John Gould 
Anthony of Cambridu^e, William M. Lothiop of Boston, and the Rev. George G. 
iiapgood of Apulia, N. Y.. 

RnODK-IsLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETT. 

Piovidcncc. Tuesday, Cklobcr 2, 1677. — Tho quarterly meeting was held this 
evening, tiie flon. Zachariah Allen, LL.D., vice-president, in the ciiuir. 

The librarian, the Rev. Edwin 31. Stone, rej)orted a large list of donation?. 

The subject of erecting a monument to King Phili]) at Mount Hope was diicus.-ed 
by the Rev. E. M. Stone, vice-president Allen", tJio iion. Amos Perry, and Dr. Tur- 
ner. The treasurer was authorized to receive the funds donated, and any other 
COLtrJbutions, for that purjjose. The society also discussed the subject ol a monument 
to the Jndiiu chiefs Canonieus and Miantonorco. The matter was referred to the 
committee on the King Philip monument. 

A conversation followed regarding points of historic interest, and their oblitera- 
tion by public ijnprovemeiUs. 

The Secretary auninince'i that the first of a series of papers to be read during the 
winter section, would be by Prof. Gammell, at the ne.xt meeting. 

Tuesday, October Ifi. — A meeting was held this evening. 

Prof. ^Villinm f.ianunell, LL.D., read a paj)er on " The Contributions which 
JJisiory has received from certain Physical Sciences," After lemarks by Hon. 
Zichariah Allen and the Rev. Cailtou .\. Staples, thanks were voted lo Prol. Gain- 
meil for his " admirable paper." 

A large number of \aluablo donations wore reported. 

Nkwpokt Historical Society. 

N'Acport, ]!. J., Or!. 23. 1S77. — This society met to-day at 12 o'clock, noon, in 
the liedv.-ood Library building, the juY-iiicnt, David King, M.D., in tiie chair. 

The president announced the <leath of Renjamin P>. iiowlan'l, the teerei.'-ry, and 
pr.id a fittii^g tribute to his msniory. The meeting was then adjourned lo one 
o'cl'.'cl-: to give riic niembers an opj)ortunity lo attend hi^ funeral. 

On rc:is«':>ml)ling, snm: business wa»> iran-aciid, after whieh Charles \V. Tuttlc, 
A.M.. of Roston, read a pajxr on " Tiie C in'^K.-t of .Acadia by the Dutch iti 1(171." 
On motion of the Max. William P. Shcflicld, thanks were voted to Mr. Tuttlo lor 
his able and intere-ting paper. 

Dklaware Historical Socirrr. 

IVilmin/ton, Thurxday, September 20, 1S77.— The f'rst f'titcd meeting after the 
sninmer vacation was held this evening, the Pav. JoiiU WiL^on, vice-i>ie9idc:it, in 
the ciiuir. 



1878.] yccrolofiii of Historic, Genealogical Society. 101 

Jud:;!? "Wales fmm the special coiriTTiittop reported thr.t nrrangeiuentn had been 
niriJo to Iciise tlic old (171^) i.-!iuvcli biiildiiii^ at ttie coriior of lu:!i and Market strcf't?. 

Tlie conunittcc on the ci.-iitmary of tlio iKitticof Branlywiiio iSopc. 11) rt'iiurted 
that Icarniii!: that no mcaisinv'* had he. n takt-n by the "pooplo of Chester oour.ty, 
Penney Ivan ia, but tluu eollcetions had hren made by Kli Cvozicr, wiio. with otlier 
Delaware citizens, parjjot-'jd to comnieTnoratc the event on the field, they had not 
thought it expedient tn do more in hfhalf of tlio society than to exprrs.-; au interest 
in tlie occasion and ri-connnend the attendance of those interested. The eoiiiuiittee 
reooiumendcd to tlic society that Qvsar A. lindney be invited to read, at liis carlieet 
couvenieiice, a pa|)cr, based upon t-uch original materials as he has access to, illus- 
trating tlie eanyiaiirn which commenced at the landing of Lord llowe at the '• llead 
of the Klk." The rejiorc, xvhich was sii^ncd by Joseph K. \Valters, Leonard E. 
\Va!t^ and L. P. Bu^h, was adopted by the eociety, and Mr. Rodney, being present, 
accepted the invitation to read a paper. 

A Jr.rgc number of valuable donations was reported. 



NECROLOGY OF THE XE\V-EXGLAXD mSTOEvIC, 
GEXEALOGIC.U. SOCIETY. 

Prepared by the Rev. Samcel Citlek, Ilistorio^raphcr of the Society. 

The Hon. Increask Allfv LArnAM, LL.D., of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a coiTcs- 
ponding member and h'>n(irary vice-preeident, for that state, died suddenly at 
C>CM£io:nowoc, A\'is., .Sept. 14, 1S75, a^'cd 61. He was born iu Palmyra. Ontario 
(nov,- Wayne) County, X. Y., ^Jarch 7, ISII, the son of Seneca* and PUichcI (.Mien) 
L^pham ; and was descended from John' Lapham. of Providence. R. I., b. about 
IC'J.i, through John.- John, ^ Benjamin,'' Pa^7.i.* and Seneca,* his father. 

Dr. Lapham was educated in the common sehool.s. He be^n his apprenticeship 
as a civil euirincer as a ••rodman'' (or boy, for he was then only 13 or 14 years 
old), on the Erie Canal at Lockport, N. Y., in 1S24. 

August SO. 1m-26, h."* commenced work, still as a "rodman," in the tngincer 
service, on the Miaiiii Canal between Hamilton and Middleto^VTl. In Deccialxr, 
1&'7. he went to Louisville, Ky. , where he attended for a short time the Jefl'erson 
Seminary, then kept by .Mann Butler. He remained at Loui.sville about two years, 
still as rodman, on the Louisville and Portland Cam-.l. But while here he made 
observations on the ciirnaie, geology, botany, etc., of the country, for which subject 
he had a natural taste. iT was v,-hile at Louisviile he wrote, at the early age 
of seventeen year.s, a eeientific pai)cr, being an pcoount of the Louisville Canal 
and of the geology of the vicinity-, with plans, a map. and lecture; his lir.^t jiub- 
li.-^hed contribution to science; to be found iu Silliman's "American Journal of 
Science," vol. xiv. first scries, 1S28. In 1^31 and J83-2, he was assistant engineer 
on the Ohio Canal, at Portsmouth, Scioto Co. From 1S33 to 1830 he wa.s fecrctui-y 
of th'j Ohio State Board of Canal Commissioners at Culumbus. In 1S5G he left 
Coluirdjus, and the ofiice just named, to settle in the then newly laid out city of 
Milwaukee, v.hiel. contained, on his arri\al July 3, about a dozen house:?. 

In Milwaukee, Dr. Ltpham has filled many oftices. He lias grown with its growth. 
Ill Ifss than fi^rty VLais. the do/.en house.-> have grown to a great an-i prosperous eity 
of frjine one hundred and si.vty ihou.smd inliabitants. In that city he will be 
especially miiscd and mourned by its entire poijulation. 

Of the f *ity years service in the State of Wisconsin of Dr. Liphnm, it is said, 
" Xu man has done more to develop its natural resource?. He was studious, quiet, 
uno>tentatious, iudii-^trious, learned in ecience, honest in all things, devoted to his 
adopted State, and able in making her vast rcsuurcey known to the world." A l-ing 
libt of the l>juks and pamphlets he has prepared and jmblished give evidence of the 
iuimen>e la!)or and -enerai .scientific kn<jv.ledgc which Dr. Lnpiiam brought Ui bear 
touching the history, geograj.hy, topc-raphy, geology and mineral'.'gy of the 
State. *' It i.s no disj,aragement to other distinguished men to say that no man can 
n»ake good bin place in the peculiar field of labor to which liLs life was so cutluisias- 
tif.iUy devotid." 

Ill lo73, under a law providing for a geological .survey of the State and the appoint- 
ment of "a thief pj'.'olo^ifct, who Hhall be a person of known integrity, thorough 



102 Kccrolorpj of Jlisloi-ic^ Gcnealor/ical /Sociefy. [Jan. 

Eractioftl nuj scientific knowle<lire of the sciences of proloay and mineralogy ," Pr. 
jiplunii wi'.'? tonikr<^il th*^ p.^^iti^n, v.iii.Mi lie li.'ii(;rnhly filled. 

Dr. Lii);i,uu'.s c.>Ilcoti"U u! JuiruTals is no doul»r the nio>l extensive in the west. 
The 5«t:tte Hoard of Ccnt''nnial ManiiriTK Ind howod to svctire his c;»'iinct with tbo 
dociur to take ciii'.rjre of it. to ro])rc^ent the natural re.-ources of tiie State, in ths 
Centennial llxhiljition of 1S7G. Ilis death, in \lc\v of thif, was a eeriuus loss to the 
interc-ts of Wisconsin. 

For t'.n year.-, Dr. Laphaiu -was iTc-ndciit of the Wisonsin ^tnte Hi-toric-al 
Society, and contriljiitcd In rrely t> its ."iiccess and growth. On dcclini!i^ longer to 
serve as president, the society expressed the hope, " that he who has d.^iio so much 
in past Viars, to make our antiiiuarian, natuial and civil lii.-tory favoraUy known 
abroad, may continue to oi'r Nriciety such services." 

As a citizen he was lairhfid and truo. iicting well his part in all lau-'aMe enter- 
prises. Ilis counsel was valu iblc, and always foi'.nd on the .-ide of right and juttiee. 
lie was in no senile a politician, as that term is generally un.leiitood. In early days 
hewasti whig, and latterly ho has acted, in a retiring way, with the republican 
partv. 

Although he has stood in the front ranks of literary and sv-^ientific men. he was 
retiring in his habits, but mos;: agreeable in manner, and iuterc-ting in conversation. 
•* In fmc, in all the walks of li!e7 Wisoonsiu contained no purer or bettur man— no 
more di-intorc<ted and capable citizen — no truer patriot and scholar, than was 
Incrkase Allkx Latham. '■ 

Dr. I-apham married, Oct. 21, 183S, Ann M. Alcott, of Eochtster, X. Y. She 
died Feb. US, 18C3. 'J'iiey )iad four children: 1, Mary Jane; 2, Julia Alcott; 3, 
Seneca (^icorgc : 4, Charles. 

He was admitted a member of thi3 society, Jan. S, 1801. Rcpolutiocs by ihii 
society, on his death, ore printed in the Kecister, xsi. 24U. 

The Hon. Josiau Dl-nham, of S<5uth Boston, a life member, was born in Boston, 
March 8, ISOl, and died in tliat city April 17, 1&77, aged 73 yrs. 

His father, Jo&iah Dmjlir.ni. boru in 1771, married his first wife .Mary P-jtter, July 
18, 1S02. and t!ie late Ju-iaii Dunham was tije only child by this union. His mother 
died whil' he was quite young, and his faiiier again mi^rried. 

Joiiaii Dunham, the tubicct of our notice, married, Jan. :.'0, l8-3y, Sarah Sir.Itb, 
of Barro, M;i.-s., who died Ap'il 13, 1871. Th'.y had six children : 1. Laura Davis. 
2. Sarah Smith. 3. Josiah'Liancis. 4. Charles Kdward. o. George ileory. G. 
Mary Ilekn. Of these, four suiwive their parents, the lirst and iifth having died in 
early clrildhood. 

]ii his youth he received, at the schools in Boston, a plain practical education, 
Buch as was probobly then c jnsidered sufficient lor young men not intending a proles- 
sional life. As he grew to mardiood, he wis empluycd wjtii his father in the manufac- 
ture of cordage, hueceeding him in tiie business he acquired considerable property ; 
but of laic years has given his i.tientiou to transactions in real e.-tate in South Bvston. 
With liiis section of his native cu} he was perfectly lamiliar, and could, i: is said. 
give ft full account of every piece of real estate within its boundaries. He was ju-oud 
of its prosperity, and nuiny of its public improvempnts are due to his cncri-y and 
foresight, lie was identif.e.l wiiii ilic project resuUinsr in the pleasant retreat on 
the Heights known as Xiiiiiias Park, lie also planned the Mount War^iiiugton 
Avenue, an'l then, introducing the lesolvcs for its construction, had them pa-scd by 
the city giAcrnmcnt, of v.'hicii be was a member as councilman in 1S37, l^l'J, Ib^o 
and 1S.")1, and as ald.rman in l-^')] and 1S.jj. 

Mr. Dunham was ari active politician. In his earlier life he was a staunch Dcmo- 
ci*at, and had great inllucncy in the counsels of tlie leaders, an<l in the political work 
of hispirtyiu South Boston. He however left that party, and was a ujcmber uf 
the old v,h;g party. In I'l'JO he was a delegate to the National ilc]jublican Convcn- 
tiou in Chicago, atid tlie same year was appidnted storekeeper at the Navy "iard in 
Charlcstown He was a pro'uincnt member of the ju.i'^onic fraternity, v.ith which 
he wa-s Connected for tifty-two years, and, at tlic tii/ie of hi- death, was trcxsuror of 
St. Paul's Ivodgc, which oUicc he had held for more tlian twenty-live ycar<. 

Mr. Dunham was connected witli St. Matthew's Lpiscojjal Cliurcli,S-»ut!i Bo.-ton, 
for many years, and altiiough he w^is the first child laptizcd in the old cdiLcc <,f that 
society, l.c did not, renew his hnntismal vow.j in cunfinnatlon until al)oat two or 
three ytvrs since, ilc was bcii'.volcnt i-nd lib.Ta! in hi- b'enctacti'.ns. .Sj-iidiy he 
enjoyed the fricmUihi/i of a large tircje of acqua:jit<iLices. lew, il auy, who ii.ivc 



187S.] I^ecrology of IJisioric, Genealogic.ol Society. JO.'l 

Iive.1 iii South Boston for the lai<t half century will be more siawrely missed r.nd 
liiincntod. 
ills Kieiubcrship in this society i^ from Aug. 8, lbJ3. 

J \K\-n M M.Ti \ii II.Mxn, Esq., of Roch.^-tcr, N. Y., a corresnonding member, ^as 
born in Lebanon, Madi.-^ou Co., N. Y., July 'Jl, ISIO, and died m Kocbester, ^. Y., 
Aiii:. 11, U-f'-, a-<d.')-:2. c> ,, •, >f T^ o- 

11c ^^as ilio son of Jubn Hatch, wlin \\a5 born at Stockbndcce. ^lase., Dec. 2o, 
17S1, a dosoeiiJunl of Thomas liatcb, of Yarmouth, Mass., tbe early generatiuus of 
whoi^c; desceDdaut«5, prepared by our dcceacod member, is printed in the Register, 
s.iv 1VI7-0. 

Jarvis M. Hatch married at Hamilton, N. Y., Oct. 20, 1S3G, Julia Anna Sbapely, 
who survives him and resides in Kocbi-ster, N. Y. Tl.ey had tvro s-jns and one 
daughter. Tlie dauu'hter and youu-tr son have died siuce their father, ilie early 
education of Mr. H-.uoh ua« in the cvunnon school of tiio town ol Bri-hton. .Nlouroe 
Co., N. Y., and bein^ a dilii^ent scholar he made good pro.i^ress. At the a^o of 
Bevcnte^n he tau"-ht t'iie district school in r.ri:,'htou. Soon alter, iic was employed 
RS Herk in a drvVoj.U- store in L'tica, iN. Y. The bu^ine^3 not being congenial to 
hi« ta.-tc, and haviutt o decided inclination for books, he entoied a law oftce, where 
heniad.i rapid uro.six-? in his studies, and was admitted to the bar after the shortest 
period of study wiVich the rules of tl:e court allowed. 

He entered ■ upon and continued tlie piaciite of law in Lt;ca with reasonable 
success. Among \ni ).vofessional duties were those of examiner in cuancery, city 
?.tt<^rney, and o:her city ollices. As a politician he also edited a democratic paper 
in Utioa. . . , . 

In lioO, he removed to Rochester, N. Y., taking into partnership a vounger 
brother who luid been his student in Utica. Hero alsj he was active m pohtics, and 
with another, started tlio lirst daily duuocratic paper in that city. In Ki^oiuster. as 
iu Utica, his uianv uilices of trust showed the coulidcnce of his telluv.- citizens 
in him, Havi.vg entered upon a work which he counted right and just, he pursued 
i: with an inuoi.iit;iblc will, and a pevseverancc which was generally succcssiul. 
But he was not obstinate when ot-t-asion called for chan;;e of views. A siiori time 
I>re\iou; to tiie opcnin- of our civil war, becuraing dis<atistied with the course bis 
party were tukin^' on 'tlie slavery quc.itiun, and other principks he con:.:dered ot 
vital iuiportance, he abandoned them, took up the republican cause, and evei alter 
Fupportcd liiat parly. , . ,, j ^i n 

Mr. Hatc^h belui.ced to the Grand Lodge of i . and A. Masons, and the h.ncanii> 
uieut of Knight Temi)lari. In religion he was a member of the presbytenan 
cls'.reh. As a studci'.t in history and genealogy, he lett a large amount oi manu- 
Ecript, which, " hail he lived, v^•ouid no doubt have been printed." 
He was admitted, March 16, ItOl. 

The Hon. Gf.okck Thomas r)A\ i?, LL.B., of Portland, Me., a corresponding mem- 
ber, was born i;. Sandwi.li, Mass., Jan. 12, ISIO ; died in Portland. .June 1/, lb/ . , 
aired C7 vrs. He wa< a graduate of Harvard in the class of li:;2y, etudied xaw 
at 'Ir'-'cnfiekl, and at Cami/ridge, and began tiie practice of his proicssivn at ♦-',r"J'"^- 
field iu lb3:2, where be n-.pidlv ruse to eminence. In 1*533 he established the //an/.-- 
Un Mrrcury, which he loiiduiited wit!i ability f.^r three years, when be sold it, hut 
was interested in tiie leading Greeuliuld ncwsimper, and a cnniributor to its eojumns 
for many ve-.TS. Ho w:!s one veur u representative iu the Mas-achu;et-.s le^'i-lature 
from GreenfieM : aii'i in lrt3r) and IMD was clioscn to the teuate Ir^iu fnuiKlin 
County. From 1801 to 1'?j3 he rci-ivsenfcd the old Connecticut River district in the 
(.'ongress of the United Stat, s, as the successor of Mr. Ashmiin. ^Vhl;e a meml»cr ot 
Con/ress he pronounced an culo^ry upon Daniel Webster, wiiif h was one of the most 
brilliant of ti>e i:n;:.v (.-rutions delivered upon the life of that distinguished man, lor 
whom he enLcnaiiiLu the highest appreeiation. He was honored by that great; 
fctr.t' biuau with his friendshij) and confidence. , • , • r 

Mr. Ua\is had no special desire lor i>ul;lic life, lie was succc^ful in his pro es- 
Pion, and held, f.r many years, the /ir-t place at tlie bar in the courny ol tianklin. 
His chief di.-tuieiion vvas iu his li;>r:;ry culture, and hoeial gilts. As a convei.-^a- 
tioi-alist be wa^ so brilliant and well informed, that in many respcctb he had no 
FujHi-ior, For a ^.-iierutiou lie made Miu isi Greenfield tamous by his ijiesenco, hi5 
social and literary leudeisliip, and the eirele ol brilliant peoide th.".! he >h\\\ out aud 
around him Rt homo or from abroad. I Ic was not dLstiuguishcd as uu uuth ;r, tbougti 



104 yecroloyy oj Historic, Genealogical Society. [Jan. 

ho contribiitcil nnich to the prc?^. nnd occx-^ional artiolrs to mi>::azin'"«, etc. A 
Dicmoir uf Lieut. Gov. Ca?limaii, by liim, ajipciin-.l in the Keoistek liir Oorohf-r. If 01. 

Mr. I';ni.s VMS twice inorriwl. Karly to Miss RiiHsell. i.it" JJu.stoii, two ol' whose 
chilJrcu .■survive — tJauios C. Drivis, an honored lawyer of Boston, suid Wendell T. 
Davis, V. ho resides at New Bedford. A few ver^rs eince he was Pi^iiiii married to 
Mrs. Little, the widow of tlie W>\\. Josiah S. Little, of Purtlaud, Me., wheie he hi'S 
since resiiied. Slic survives him. 

Jle ^^a.s admitted, May 10, 1817. 

The Hon. Oris WiLr.oR, of Little Compton, K. I., a corresponding member, born 
in Little Cuniptun, January 1-, 1S03; died in th.it tovrn, January 15, 16,")0, atred 53. 
lie was a son of Jo.-^eph and llannali (Drown) "Wilbor, and a descendant in ihp 
sixth rrenoration from WiUianx^ llV/.'-or, of Purtsniuutli, K. L, who ditd in 17 '.0; 
through JosejiL^- by wife .\iim Drownell ; J'>s:j,:i,^ by wife Eineline CLamplin; 
VVa!/T,* by wile Caiharine Davenport; and Joseph,'' his father. 

lie was town olerk and treai-uver of his native town from ISIO to 155G, and al-o 
probate and to.vn clerk iur the same ])eriod. For tliroc siieceesivc years he was a 
.senator in tlic ilhodc Island legisiaturc. In 1S19 he joined the United Congregational 
Clup-ch, and wus chosen deacon in 1S36. He married M-iry Sfliaw, ^sove^llber. li-'^7. 

He left iu inauuscript an e:;tcnsive genealogy of the Wilbor family, wiiieii has 
been dejiositi'd by his nephew, Albert (.iallatin Wilbjr, of Bo-ton, in the library of 
the New Lnirhnd Ilistono, Oenca logical Society. 'While town eler':, ln' put tlie 
records of Little Compton iuto a iine condition. Ho copied the records oi births, 
marria;;e3 and deaths, gh.anin;; from every eouroo within liis reach ; and so admi- 
rably did he arranp;o them that half the time of thuso who use them is saved. 

His membership in this eocieiy d.ites from Nov. 0, 1847. 

Jonv Gori.D Axtijonv, of Cr.ribridge, a resident member, was born in Providence, 
R. 1.. May 17, ISUL He died in Cambridge, Oct. IG. 1S77, aged 73 yrs. 5 nos. 

He wus a de=ce:)dant of John^ Anthony, who emi^'rated to "this country in 1631, 
through Al/ra'-njn,' M'iUiam,^ James, '^ Danici'" and Joseph,^ his father, who was 
born iu North Providenc?, il. I., May 21, 17G5, and who married Mary Gould. She 
was burn Oct. ':;i, 1705, at MidJletown, K. I. 

His opportunities for education were limited. In acknowledging his election 
as a member of our Society, dated Feb. 10, 1S77, he says on this point : 
'"No other education than the public schools of Providence gave me from 1?0'J to 
1S16. The rest I picked up." " My earliest occupation," he says. " was as a 
druggir.t, followed by study of mcdieine and practicj, afterwards a bookkeeper, 
bank, clerk, book publisht.r, and insurance agent." Mr. Anthony resided iu Cincin- 
nati for tl.'irty-four years. While in business ho made quite a collection of shells, 
for the study of which he had a fondness from his youth, and was recognized as 
authority, especially on fresh water shells. At one period he was quite i.dind for 
five or six years, and even then eould teli the nature of every shell by the feeling, 
better than most persons with their «i'^ht- Mr. Antl;ony was also a goud b jtanist, 
and wa.> a prominent member of tlie Massachusetts Horticultural Society. F«jr the 
last fourteen years he has been an assistant in the Museum of Comparative Z .'Ology 
of Harvard College at Cambridge, induced by Aga'^siz, a warm frit r'd of his, to 
accept this oriiec. W'hile liischai'ging his duties as eonelioli.i:ri-t. ho had an extensive 
corresj)ondence with scientists at hmue and abroad. He collected, during his resi- 
dono in the West, a very fine cabinet of shells, v,-hich is now in the Museum at 
Cambridge. He jjublishcd quite a number of articles in scientific j'eriodicals and 
tran-aetions. He accomp'vni<.d A'^'asfciz on his ccientilic exj^editiou to jirazil. 

Mr. Anthony married Anno W'liiting, born Oet. 10, l-slO. daugliter of Thomas 
and Lydin (Keene) Rhodes, Oct. 16, 183'J, at Providence, li. I., by whom he had 
eight ehilditrn. }Irs. Anthony, three faons aud two daughters survive him. He 
died on the fyrty-tilth anmvercary of his wedding day. 

Bknja'.in Bakv.u Davis, Esq., a r-^sident member, of Brookline, where he was 
born, IVb. I, 17!M. iiiid where he died. Aug. 23, 1^77, a-jed 63 yrs. 

Mr. Davis m;ib tlie son of IJe'ijamin, born in ihookiiue, March 20, 17G5. and 
Eliicabelh (I'akrr) I».ivis. Ijoin in il jxhury. March 7, 1770. His grandfatlvcr I'enji- 
jniu, and hi- graiidm other Sarah OVinehester) Davis, were aUo l.»<jrn in J'roolilinc. 

For eleven y«-nrs Mr. Davis had the advanta^'es of the education tlien gi\cn in iii-; 
native t..wn. He had r. great taste early develop' d f jr liui-ic, and in l-.l') directed 
the eiugiug i^ the cliuroli of the Fir.-.l Parish in Koxhury. The eamo year lie bc-eaniC 



1878.] Kecrology of IIi'<to)'ic, G cneaJoci iced Society . 105 

a nicr.il.er of the Ilnndcl nn-i Ilavan Soriety of Boston, and txt his death was one 
of its oMiv<t ujomlkT.-i. .Mjuut the \i-nr 1817 he conncctoi hiniwlf ^vith v\p church 
in lirooklincul which Dr. John Morcc was past.,.r, nivl lor thiiiy-cijlit years was 
ilsoLovisKr. ilc also hebiii^cil I » (itlier iini.Mcal oiiraiii/atiotiH. In 1^1 j he iini'.cu 
with the Washin-rt.'n LoJi^eoi Free Masons \n Koxhury. Ahout lb3:)-40 he was 
ii,T two years onc'uf thu i^t■lcctliHn of Iho.iklino. He Mas also, in early life. enroJleJ 
in tlic >i K-aciiu^fttH! Militia, ami in 1S17 j.)inc<l tlie " Miinroc Associati^.n." <jcn. 
Jlcnry A. S. l.)c:al)(..rn. president, fur iailit'a:y diill. In a hrief trketoh ol his lile, 
dattJ" .Nhirch 13, IrC/J,— when he was admi'ttci a n.euiher of the New Ery^laiid 
Hi>t-'ric, (ieiiealocicul Society,— he says, " In isl 1. I leased ii ftall in Fanciiil Hall 
J>Iarket,anJ through the bles^intr of luy Heavenly Father, have i>ern pcrmiitcd to 
go and return Iroin »iy place of business three huu'lred tiine< a year fur iJfty years." 
His death was suitably noticed by liie occupants of Fai.e lil Hall Market, and re.-^.bi- 
tioiis of hearttelt gvmpiuhv iraiiMiiitted to his taniily. See IhoohUne d'ronirlc. 
Sei>t. !, 1^77. In \>'6b he" becaiue a nitiiil)i.r of the Tutal Abstinence Society, and 
iu lMJ-2 of the Masfcachu^etts Horticultural Society. 

Mr. Davis was twice married :— Isc, to Sus-annah RobinBon Clapp, daughter of 
l)ea. John Ciapp, of lloxbury, July 8, ISlS; by her he had three children. Sd, to 
Elizabeth Seaver, daughter of Hon! Ebcnezer Scaver, Jan. 2i, 1629. 

The Hon. SiL.^i Nelsox Martin", a life raeniher and the honnrf.ry \icopr-?pident 
for North Carolina, was a t^on of Sila.s iloMuore and Margaret (Crawlurd) Martin, 
find was born in Ca.^tine, Me., Jan. 15, 1828. lie died at Wilmini^tou, N. C, Jan. 
20, 1^77, aired -I'J. 

While a boy, he went to Miquelon, an island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where 
he lived about one year. He then went to the island of tJuadaloupe, and reuiaincd 
there about two vears. as clerk iu the ol'Jce ol the American e>>nsul. In ^lay, 
161G, he went to \Vili\iinL'ton, N. (J., and entered the service of IVjtter i Kidder, 
where he remained until Japuary, IS53, when he became a partner in t!ic new firm 
of Kidder <k Martin. Iu January, IbOS, he retired from this firm with an ample 

He was mayor of the city of Wilmin;;ton from Jan. 1. 1870, to .>Iay 13, l^/*2. and 
a uiembi'r of the beard of county cuIllmi^-il'nel■s four years, (rum August, l''/^, tO' 
1S74, serving as chairman of the board. His ofii'^ial acti ou in b^^rh tliese positions 
rcceivC'l tlic iicncral commendation of his felluw citizens. 

He was also president of the W ilmington, Charlotte and Rutherford Railroad ; and 
on the reoriranization of the company under the title of the Carolina Central Railway, 
he was eho.-^en a director and .ice-president. 

He was iiresident of the \Vilmin:iton Txust Company and Savings Bank, for two 
years, and lor a time one of the trustees of the Freedman's Bank. 

lie visited F-urope several times, and studied its ancient m .numents and its g.allenes 
of the fine arts, as well as its improvements in many of ihe practical departments. 
In early life he mastered tlie Frcnoii huii^uase, au<l was well read in its literature 
and history. He was much interested in this S iciety, as well as in the history of his 
adopted state ; and a short time before his death, he a.ssisted in forming a society 
for the preservation of hi^t'irical materials relative to Noilh Carolina. 

A sketch of the life of .Mr. Martin which did not give a record of his great eer- 
vlces during the terriOlc rivages ot t!ie yellow fever in \Vilmington would be incom- 
plete. The'di-ease was brought there in 1603 by the British steamer Kate, a l.>i'.ck- 
ade runner from Na-sau. During that summer the town was tlio rcsjrt of large 
numbers from ail the iourhern states who were in various ways engaged in that 
bufiinesg. The usual precaution-, for health not being ob.scrved, owing to the ab- 
ecnce of most of the oflicials and prominent citizens, the atmosphere was charce<i 
with nnhealthy matter, so that the infection brought by the Kate .soon spread iu 
the city, ^\'llen this fact was known, a i)erl'ect ru'^h look place among the ten ihou- 
eand inhabitants. xV large jjortion, both black and white, were however forced to 
stiv, as they had no place to wiiieh they could lice, A terrible frig'nt f)MS-esscd 
the'm. Atihiscri is ,\lr. Martin, ri.-ing above t!ic selllsh idea of fiei-onal safety, 
drew up and signed a pai>ir a^'ro-iug to lorm what he styled a Howard .^Aietv. 
llii) own cxamidc enabled him to ol-tain tlic bigiiature of many per.suns who could 
be relied ou to de\ole theinr-elves entirely to the aid of the sirk and dying, ns well 
as to assist the lieliih.-sH by food an 1 clothing. Havin.c previously had ine disease 
at (iaudaloufMf, he thought it nut lirtely that he. should again take it. wiiile his 
knowledge of its .-yujpiorus and ticalu:tut wao of the grcittst value in iiii.-> emer- 
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100 I'Tccvologij of JlistoriCf Genealogical Society. [Jan. 

•jenoy. lie opened a corrc.-poiul«,';ir»' with tlio pliy^iciar.s of (^l'nrkstr>n ami Savan- 
nah, who li^iil Kiuie exi>eii(ii V, and they caiue ti> liio aid of Wiliiiinytou and wcie 
oi the greatest >:cr\ice in stayipix ihc coiir.-e of the di<ea.>-e. 

The heroism and sympathy ol Mr. Maittu as a loader were invaliiaKlc, and doubt- 
less saved many lives, while the diary whieh iie ki'in. if printed, would Piiow a 
iViiyhtnil reeoid of disease and oeath, probably tlic uiust terriide ever csperieneed iu 
thi'^ country. 

Tlie \Vi!uiiii;i,'ton Po^t, of January 26, 1S77, clones au obituary of Mr. Martin 
with t!io-c remarks : 

•• lew men iia^e tilled a m >re honorable space in the bufinc^sof the city for so 
long a time, and no one can kave l-ehind a nio:e un'^uestioned name for cJMeful in- 
dustry, fur iniej;rity, for Iionur or for siioces>. Whatever trust waf= repcsc'l in him 
was ahvay.s fullided with the most excellent Judirnienc, either in private or in public 
aO'airs. Tiare was no ijuestijn of intereM to our city or «tate or country, whieh 
did mu eni;am; ids atrenlion, and while peculiarly a busines-; u^m, he was con>rant- 
ly iitteiitive 10 the duties and rcsponsiliiiitic!> oi elevated citizenship. Nor was he 
indiilerent to that pergonal culture whieh comes from letters and the arts. Not 
ninny amonir us had brought to the prime of manhood more of the culture of travel 
and ob^ervati.)n.'• 

He was adudtted a raeiubcr, .Vpril CO, 1?C3. lIcFolntions on his death, passed 
by the Society, are printed in thi.s number of tiie RKCiisrEU, ante, p. 99. 

't\'ii.T,iAM Er>WARi) \V.\UKKN, K-i]., a corrc?ponding member, of Xewburgh, N. Y., 
was burn in iIku part of \Vo')'i''niiL'-e now Jjetiiaiiy, L'onu., March OOi'^lSlT ; he 
died in New York city, Jan. 13, 1S77, aned 59 years'. 

From a manuserii'C meiu'iriai by his 1 rotiier. the Rev. Isnac Peikins Warrcu, 
D.])., of I\irtland, Me., and nnricts in the yar York T///if.<Jof Jan. 10 and 17, l'i77, 
in our areliives. we prepare our skeien of Mr. Vt'arren. He was the f.m of Isaac 
and l^onora (Perkins) \Vanen ; the second in a family of live sons and two dauL'h- 
ters. lie received in his boyhoi.d only a common fchojl educ-ation, and about the 
a/^c of seventeen found employment in a woollen inanufai-tory in Waterbury, Conn., 
where, by his activity and 2:i>od character, he was soon promoted to the counti!:g- 
room, and entered upon tliat occupation wideh in various firms he subsetjuenliy 
pursued tlirough life, and in whieh he beeauie eminent, that of professional account- 
ant. tJome two or thne years later he went to Newburirii, X. Y., and "-erv-'.-d as 
clerk and tlsen as bo ik-kei.p':r in the lar^e mercantile house of Davi.l Cravvford & 
Co. In January, 18 1"^, he removed to New York, v.diere he was for six years em- 
ployed as accountant and confidential ai;ent in the firm of Doremus, Jiuydam i 
Nixon. Sab.>e4uently, in other important positions he was craininir knowledL^e and 
reputation, titling him, in Ibo'J, to fill the oiiioe of Deputy Comptroller of the city 
of New York, the olHco beini; created specially for him, in i>rder that he miirht 
straighten out the tun^lcd acounts of the city and County, which hud flillen into 
confu?iun. In IsGl. he was chosen the first ('resident of tiie International Fire in- 
surance Company. In the la<t eleven years lic h'ld no oftice. but devoted hinjseif 
to the prole.-sion of jreneral accountant and adjuster of ccmplicated accounts, fie 
was employed a.s 5uch l>y many meichants, banks, and other corporations. In all 
tluse laborious undertiikin;is iio was eminently succes^^ful. His long exi>erience. and 
liitch reputation for intejrrity, g;ained for him the entire confidence of his employers, 
and he was, at liie time of his <loath, perhaps the mc-t eminent accountant in the 
United Slates. The .-cienee ol l»ook-keeping and accounts was as open t > him as 
the stony book of <reolOiry was to Lyell, or as the starry leaves of tlie sky could Lave 
been to Tyeho iJrahe. 

Mr. \Viirreu married in Newburgh, March 25, l^JO, Miss Lydia Rigirs Cird.=all, 
by whom he had two children : Mary Cushman, b^ru March 15, ISll, who married 
Rev. GeorL'c Dent silliuian ; and Lydia ljird.-all, born Nov. 19, 1832, died Au:;u.-,t, 
1650. His v. ife died at their iiouie in Newbur_'h, le^s tlian twenty-four hours alter 
him. 'J iicir remains were laid in the Kime grave in the cemetery at Newburgli. 

For moi'c tJian twenty years .Mr. \\'arrtn was a coinmunit.'ant in the Prftcr-fant 
Ej)is(opal Cl;urch. Jle vsas one of the founders of St. Paul's Church in Newburgh, 
and long held the otEcc- of warden in it. 

lie cont'.iljutcd an artitic on i!ie Belknap family, fri.>m which he was descended, 
to ♦^he Rf:(;iSTf.R. lor January, )f?.VJ, vol. xiii. pages 17 to 19. 

His infcmb«.'rship dates from January 3, 1859. 



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At.viN AuAMS, Esq.. of Bo:;ton, a life member and Lenc^actor. vras born in Ando- 
\t.T, Vt.., Juno 16, 1601, and did in \\ atertuwii, Mass., ifciitonibcr 1, 1?7T, n^'id 73 
yea's. 

l!o w.i^ thft Fon of Jonas, burn Aiitj. 13, 175S, at Xtw lp<\vicli, N. II., and Phobe 
(Fl.ar) Adi-Hi, lioni March 1, 1703. at Nrw Ij^s-wic!!. fiis grandfather. Sr..pheu 
Ad.uji-i. s m of Th.>iiia>:, of Chchusford, was born in 1715, in that tnwn. (?;:••? Kid- 
der's //i.--'V'V/ iV'^V'"' //•<""'t/?, j>. '293.) Alvin \va> ti.e ninth of eleven c!:ilh'.n of 
ills parents, v.ho died whi-n lie Mas eii^lit y^-ars r.ld, vitl'.in a \veek of each other. 
Feb. Ill iu.d Jli, U^l.'?, at Anduver. Alter the d'ath of hi> ]iarent«, Alvin r^.nl:■.iI■.cd 
on t!ie fanii. niih Ins eldest lirother .feiry, until he wa< liftei;n. aeijiiirinu' t':.:u laste 
lor ai:rieulture which was a source of gratitication to him in after Hie. For iowv or 
live years he was in the cuip'oy of IWiort iKuker. or" \\\)odst')Ok, Vt., when, in his 
twenrieth year, he came to 1! iston, where ior a mimbcr of years he was enira^.-d in 
trauing. ^sot bein^ suceesshil as a dealer in j)rudufe. his attention was ii::f.rcd to 
the ex|>ress bii.sino>s. which had been started on a liuiitid scale by Mr. Wi'.lum F. 
llurnden, ai.d on the 4th of -May, IS 10, he bci^uu l-i ;i:v-s from Boston tu .New York, 
fur the earryin;^ of muney and sinall jiaeka^irs. llrrnden's express at lii>t Iiad a 
munopoly (d the bu^intss, but Mr. .\dam3 kept patiently journevinu' to a-vi fro, 
with carpet-bac; in hand, until his fidelity, promjititiide and reliability a:tv.icted 
tlie attention uf business men. and he was rewarded by success. 

Sneb was the small be,^innii1:^ of an entetprise, with n capital of fifty dollars, 
now known tlio world I'ver as " Adams lio Company's K.vpress," or by its c .rporate 
name, the " Adams Express Company." '* Ae, a friend Mr. Adams was respected by 
many who have felt his kindness and experimeed the f^ratifiean'on of eni y in,' his 
coniidenco. ]jnt it was within the circle of his own home that he devel p-r.i tbostj 
tvaits uf character wiiieh made him the light of his own household, the aticctionaie 
bu-band and ilie luojt indidgvnt of parent*." 

Mr. Adams married in BJston, Nov. 10, 1^31. Ann lie'-ecca Driiiic, wlio was born 
in Eoston. Nov. 1, 1S09, tiie daughter of John and l^ebecca (Bcals) l>ri]_-e, by 
whom he had nine children. 

Ha was admitted a member of this society, Dec. 31, 1370. 

Dea. PuiLO JTallory Tr;ow!:KrnGE, of Woodbury, Ct.. a corresponding: rr:ember, 
was born in Kuibury, Ct., Aug. 4, 1810; died in Woodbury, Ct., Jan. 11, iS74, 
aged G3 years. 

from a memorial tribute by the Hon. William Cothren, A.M., a corresponding 
memljcr of our society, published in the Wa/crbury A/n':riran, Ct., of January. Ii7.5, 
we FeJect the foUowiuL' t-entences as exju'cr-sive of the loss to the Cummiini:y in the 
death of I>ea. Irowbridire. and as prominent traits in his chai-acter. 

'* The death of this good man. so well and favorably known in all this region, has 
filled the hearts of every class and condition in this community with f-ielinirs of 
sadness and a sense of great loss. The word on every lip is. ' A good man has fall- 
en.' !ie wa.== t!ie sincere friend of the poor, the errinir, the distressed ; th"' inde- 
fatigable and successful laborer in every good work; the firm, consistent, and pru- 
dent christian gentleman. Tiiere is no one left to fill his place." * • • '"He" 
Was singularly j.iodest and unobtrusive in all his ways, and thoroughly understand- 
ing liie varieil phases of human nature, he waB able to speak the accept j'oie word 
at the right time, and carry conviction of the riglit to che most reluctant niitid. 
In his efl'orts to do good ho was tireless." * * • " He was an ardcrn ! .ver of 
music. For many years he ^avc instruction in sinDring schools, and was t'- e '.>^^ader 
of c'nurch choirs aiid musical s-cieties, haviiigamil Ids other duties founi time to 
perfect himself in the theory ar^d i)ractice of music. As a teacher, vi-itT and 
Fuj). rinleud.-nt in di-trict an ISundiy sciiools. he was largely useful in jii-* i'lt! lenc-e 
for good. As an anti'iuary he gri>r:tiy aided the authors in the histories of U o<jd- 
bury and of Watcibury, Ct., ))articnhirly on the gemalo/ical [lorti »n<. 

" .At the age of eighteen liis mind was" turned to tin; tuljeel of religion, arid soon 
aft'T he joined tlie oon-regational church in iiuxhuiy. then under the p:i-t .ral ctire 
of his uncle, the late Kev. Foxlick llirrison. In \>l'.t he removed to U ...dbary, 
and joined the Fir^t Con.iicgational Church, of whicli f^r the last nine yc trs of his 
life iie was the ^•.•nior acting denon. Ilhs christian life was one of love, lab^r and 
conciliation. 11c was active in every g ((Klenterjirise, visiting flic sick an<i the poor, 
ad\isii|fT e.itir tliose in irouMe, ami endeavoring to heal :ill dilfercnits an-, rg breth- 
ren. ' iJles.cd are the peaci-makers ; fur they eliali be cidled the children ol iJA.^ " 

Lie was adtiiittcd, April IG, l^j'J. 



108 JSTccroIoc/i/ of Jlistoric, Gencahrjical Society. [Jim. 

Flpply Clap TxIwino, E'^q., of I>o=t>)n, a life nicmKcr arnl benefactor, was born 
iu tl.'al plitcc, UotobiT, 17'Jb, and died there, June 4. 1S77. aired 78. 

He •.viitj ilio soil of Saiuacl and SJarali (Ui'maris) Tiiwm^. His cduoation \va3 
rcoei\id at I'iiillljis Kxrter Acailiiny, uliioli lie eiuen 1 in 1611), and vlii.ii wii? then 
under t!ie ehar;;e ol Dr. Ablxjt. as principal. He bei;uii hi? mercantile ediuation in 
the co'.intiiiji-ni.iin nC Jiuiies and Tlioiun-, U. Perkins, of l>ostjn, ^vhere he received 
instruction to tit him for his future eiireer. Ab-nit tlie year iy'2(>, he commenced 
business on his own account, and for more than halt a cent'iry was actively engaged 
in mercantile jjursuits. In iS3I, he formed a copartnership with Stephen H. Per- 
kins, under the tirm of Thwin^; tte Pei-kins. and did an extcnsi\c commission business 
with Xesv Orlt^aiis. Mr. Periiins retired from the tiiiii in 1611. Mr. Thwinu'^ after- 
ward formed a copartner-hip with Jiiehard Sullivan, under the firm of iS. C. Thwin^ 
it Co. Mr. ISnllivan retiring in 1S&7, John Thomas was admitted, and subsequently 
E. D. To'.vmend. 

In a<idition to his bu.ciness ns a commisf^ion merchant, ^!r. Thwing was a ship- 
owner, and has tor many years been specially identified with the coal trade. lie 
was hlL'hly respected for his probity and honorable dealing?, hi.s unselfish devotion 
and loving kindness to all cI.issl'S and conditions of men. An evidence of his disin- 
terestedness may be nu-ntioned in the refusal of an iutcndc-<i bequest, a.s a tesu'iuony 
of personal esteem, from Caleb Fellowcs, and influencing the transfer of the amount 
for the foundin2: of a library, known as the " Fcllowes Athemvum," now a branch 
of the Moc-ton Public Library. 

Mr. Thwing was a gentleman of aflableand agreeable manners, gentle and persua- 
sive toward the erring, and in his intercourse with tlie world was guided by a high 
Sense of honor. Ho will be rememtiered with all'eciiouatc regard by all who enjoyed 
his aoiiuaiutancc. 

He was admitted a member, Dec. 20, 1S71. 

The !Ion. Petkk Harvet, a resident member of Roston, was born in Barnet, Vt., 
Jnly 10, 1810: died in Boston, June 27, 1S77, aged 66 years. He vyas the son of 
Alexander Harvey, who was horn in (ilasgow, Scotland, and Jennet (Brook) Harvey, 
who was born in Greenock, Scotland. His latl.er came to this cuuntry to purchase 
land and make a settlement for a Sc'itcli emigration e-jmpany. He died when Peter 
was quite young, and, at the age of lifteeu, the lad was apprenticed to the bouse of 
David KuFsell >!c Co., in Plymouth, X. H. Fn.m the knowledge here acquired he 
was prepared for a larger ephere of action, and came to Boston where he engaged in 
busints.s as one of the firm of Emer.=on, Lamb A* Harvey; and sub.^equeni.!y of the 
firm of Harvt^y, Page it Co., succeeding that of James Tufts &.■ Co. He was trca.s- 
urerof the Kutiand Kailruad, and jiresident of the Kii'riy I'ank. At the opening of 
the war of the KeMlion, .Mr. Harvey was a member of the firm of Xour.-:e, Mason 
& Co., but on its dissolution he retired from active business. 

To the present g..ueratiun, Mr. Harvty is better kn^iwn as the confiding friend of 
Daniel Webster, than for any thing remarkable in his busine-.s life. It was h;s for- 
tune, notv.ichst;indiug the disjiarity in years, to become intimately acquaiiiied, at 
an early age, with the great statesman, and to maintain with him through life a 
more intimate friendship than was ever enjoyed by any other person. In lj77, 
a p'jsthumous work by him, entitled " KeminLscences and Anecdotes ol Daui-.d W el> 
ster," was pubiisiicd in Boston. 

In i/jlitics Mr. Harvey was a staunch whig. On the division of that party he 
joineil the portion who went with the democrats; this change, however, dil not 
prevent his rcj-iesenting a republican district in Gov. Bull'.ck's Council. H-; ;er\e_d 
al-o in both branches of the Massachusetts Legislature. In 1>08, he was a candi- 
date for Congress, from the fourth CongreesTunal di-tvict, but was defeated by the 
flection of tlie latt; h'amucl Hooper. His generusity, fninkno:.-> of manner, aiid per- 
sonal atlability, Wiin fi^r him a good deijree of ]• -pularity, even from tliose who were 
not in sympathy with his politieal views and party. 

In his relii-ious life, Mr. Harvey was f rmerly a member of the Congregational 
(Park Street) Church, in B.ston. He removed his connection, some year.-, since, 
to St. Paul's Church, of which he has l)een an active memlA:r and vestryman. His 
funeral, attended by the •' Marslitield Club'' (designed to honor thememoiy of Mr. 
Wcbsf^r and of which he was one of tlio orii;inat<jre), betides a largo nuni!;er of Lis 
associat'H and friends, was fri>m St. IViilV Church. June "Jittii. 

Mr. Harvey w:is twi.jp married, but had no chliiren, His lirst wife was the niece 
of .Nlr. Onvid !(ii--'ll. his tir.-t emph-yer ; and Lis ttcoud, who survius Lim, was 
Miss Kliy.al)etli F. Cooiid^e, of IVjston. 

lie was admitted to ilua bocicty, Not. 23, 18G9. 



1878.] Booh Kolices. 109 



BOOK NOTICES. 

Mimnir find Irfffrf of Charks Sumner. Hv Enu-.vKn L. Pif.rck. X<>\. I. If-ll-lS^S. 
Vol. [I. IbyS-l'^lJ. lijstoa : llybertH Ui-us. Is77. [6vu. Vul. I. i^p. vJii.+oS'O ; 
Vol. n. pp. vi.-Hu3.] 

The autliur of this incmoir has filled matij' oRii^e? of public trui=t. His hook on 
AuiLrieaii Kiiilruad Law is now considiToil iiuthority uj)on that branch of h/^iil know- 
ledge, ile htis contributed uionouriiph'* on political and social qut-f^tions, and is 
wi-il ktiown a.s a man of education and culture. Cliarloh ijiiinner must hare been 
■wi-U Hware of the fime.-s of Mr. Fierce to h<'Ciime his literary executor, aad the two 
aiuplu volume.- before U8 show tliat the self-imposed task h:i3 been perfoniied by a 
loviui;; heart and willin<j hands. 

AfU'r the publication of the life of Lord Macaulay, it was said by an eminent 
reviewer, that tlierc never had bet n but three jrood biographies written — B.)sweirs 
Johnson. Lookhart"s ."t^cott, and Trcvelyan"s Maeaulay. i5e this as it may, it is cer- 
tain that no boL<k of biograiihy has been published in America which trans-ends in 
interest the recently issued memoirs ot' our <rreat senator. The story of Maeaulny's 
life was vividly written, and inten'^oly interestin;::. showintr. in a clear and briiliano 
light, depths of feeling wliic!) we believed were foreign to his iiature. The life of 
Sumner in this respect astonislies us still more. 

The lirst volume opens wirh an account of tl>e Sumnev family, and contains, duly 
credited, intormacijii with wiach the readers of tids moLnizine are already fanniiar, 
and wldch had been carefully coHi>oted b'.'th in Old and Xt-w En;^dand. by gentle- 
men who are, or have been members of tiie New England flistoric. Gieneaiogical 
Society. The distingaislied serviees of the gran itather of Charles Sumner, Major 
Job, in the revoluti.-nary war, are then recited, and the narrator gives an iute;e.-t- 
ing sketch of Charles I'inckiiev Sumner, tlie father of the .'senator, and Lt u)any 
years hi^h-shcritf of Sullolk. Tiicn we have the .school and college career of Ciiarles. 
Soon after, the interest in the hook deepen.". It is a time when the yountr ma:' is 
forming Ids friendshi|is, and tlie kindly L'tt^-rs wiicten and received have b'-en skil- 
fully culled by the author, and eonsiitute the cliarm of t!io book. Xo admirer of 
Sumner wouid v.ish to curtail even a line. Through them we see, as through an 
open door, the beauty and the sweetness of heart of the young man, who was in 
later years to Ixar ;!ie undeserved reputati(m of being cold, seltisb and nnup- 
fjfoacbable. A.s tiie life of the great English historian and orator reveals the true, 
tender and loving heart oi a friend and brother beneath the brilliant and tlattered 
e-iternal lil'e, so the life of the American senator and philanthrojiist, as displayed 
in liis letters, throws a glory and halo around the early life of one who was as true 
in his love lor his friends as a child, anti who received witli gratitude tlieir love in re- 
turn. To us of t!ie present day these memoirs show tiie misn, not alone as we knew 
him, the worthy statesman, the polished orator, the daring leader of men. but in 
the freshness and innocence of you 1 1., when his henrt was warm and full, an<l ere 
lie had been obliged to assume that cold and fjrbidding manner with which, to per- 
sons who.-e designs be did not fathom, to schemers and demagogues, he was obliged 
to surround him>clf as with steel armor. 

The friends of his youth were in time to become, like himself", men of distinction 
in the vc'.ried waii^s of literature. On t!ie iia_ohol tlic hi>tory of Ameriea's literary 
prominence, apjjcar the names of Story and Greenleaf, felton and liibanl, L'.'iig- 
felluw, Ticknor, Prcsc'.tt, Adams, l^.'.ncroft and Choate,all of wln^m were the friends 
of Sumner, and all of whom have rendered the world better by their having lived 
in it. 

The latter part of the first and the first pnrt of the Pcond volume are devoted to 
the journal and letters of Sumner whilu a'lroad. The die.a.m of his youth was at 
lat-t accompiiL-hed — he visited the ydaces in the old world famou-. in hi.-t"ry. and 
made the ac'juaintance of the ni >>t ctlelirated men acros: tiie ocean. His opportu- 
nities for making friends se?m to have been great, and wisely did he improve them. 
He met the most distinguished men in politics, science and literature. At times it 
seemed as if his journey was an o\aiion, so di^tingui.■.hing and constant were the 
attrnti m.=; paid h'm. and .so hrarty wa« tlio v,'eh.i..'jie exti'tided to him. Mmy of the 
fricnd.-hijid thus loriMcd lasted tiirougli life, and ejiisi:ii.t cjumunieation I >\ letter 
and occa.-<ional visits served to k'.ep up and ceiucut friend.shipii formed with the 
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110 Booh jSTot ices. [Jan. 

choicest tninds of cultured Kurope. Mr. IL-nry Rpcvc srild of him: " He mnlcs 
ainei!^ us (Kiulis!iiui-n) with thofc Aincriouns wh<.>m ve WiHiIi nii>st Nvillin^'ly 
rcootruize as our t-ounti yiiiv-'n — Everett, Tiokiior, Adam«, i/>iii:tVllow, Motley and 
Wiiitlirop, a!l, F tiiiiik, fiLi:";n« ol" M (.'snolmsftts, and all equally welcome t> Kng- 
land. Ill gome respect^< tiamner was tiie trio<i iienial of tlie:n all." 

Mr. IMorco in lii- ".vlmiraljle narnitini), refjlotc v.ith fli.>t notes, carries us with 
Mr. Siiinner from r.i(_'hui<l (•• tlm.«unny .-oiuliern lauds, tells us of his lite there, hi.s 
return home, hi.s proicssional life, and iinally we close the second volume witLi his 
entrance into puMic life, the delivery ot tlio oration hctore the city lathers on Tiie 
True <.irandcur of Nations. From this time the life ol' Charlc= Sunuier tx-ljUi^ri to 
the history of the country, and we look with eagerness for the remaining volumes. 

1). T. V. lilNTO .N. 

Seroiid Rfyort of (he Record Commissiincrs of the City of Boston, IS77. [Seal.] 
Boston : Rociiwoll & Churchill, City Printers. 1&77. [bvo. pp. '22'3.] 

The Second Report of the Record Commissioners is brief and interestine. It re- 
lates to the put'.lic records of the earliest period of Boston. It appears that ail t!ie mu- 
nicipal records of the town of Boston, from 1*331 to IPJJ, when it became a city, are 
prtserved and fill many vohimea. Tlic c<im5ni8.*ioners give a full biblio^rraphy of 
the histories, ani hi<t>rical sketches, of Huston, that have been written and printed 
to this time. Tili^* t^hows th;ic Boston is still witb.out tv complete and ade;ii?.te his- 
tory, altliough many writers have attempiel it. 

The report is accouipanied with " faithful transcripts of the two earliest Vii!urae.=5 
of records of th'^ to%vn of Boston, viz., of the lirst Biok of Uicords pp-'per and 
tiie Book of l*osse.K-ions-,'- in prin*:. Both are of the irre;i test value and historical 
interest, especially the former. One shows how a political coinmuuilj". the lirst in 
Wealth and pojnilatiou in New Enirlami, was goveriK-ri in the days of Charles 1. and 
the Ccuimoinvealth, and the other t!ie names and possesj-ions of the first inhabitants 
of this penitisula so long known as Bo'-ton. The nrst volume of town records covers 
the time between 1G21 and 1C60; aad now being in pvint the record is preserved 
from any po.^^ibility of lo>s or destruction. 

llu-.se records are of no local or transient intercut. They rank in value and hie- 
torical inttrcet above any other town records i:-> New En^'ltMid. Vrhcrcver the fame 
of J'oston and its puritan settlers extends, there may be foiiiid persons to refid and 
appreciate these venerable records, the earliest of a <rre-it and f:uuous commercial 
metropolis. It is to be hoped that the commissioners may be authorize-l to go on 
printing the«e records till a century, at least, be fini^hed. 

If these valuable public records are to be j/rinted in this cheap style, there need 
be no abridgement of the matter contained in them : for the city will not fail by this 
draft on its treasury. The commisfrioneis serve without p.ay. It is a shame for so 
rich and enlightened a city as Eistou to iF-;ue its earliest municipal records in this 
manner, as \( they were designed for si;ime transient purpose. The town of Brook- 
line has recently set the example of printing its early record^ as they should brr. on 
good paper with clear type. But the mitropclis of Kuirlish empire in America 
two «:»nturies ago, and the metropolis of New England iilwaye, Fees fit to present 
her an«ient records to the world in the san>e drcss siie docs an inconsiderai'Ie report 
from the most subordinate of her inuniciiKil departments. It cannot but make the 
judicious grieve to coni[.are the scanty drers of iliese ancient records of li-^st'-n with 
the rich dress — giild and raoroi"co — to say nothing of tlic diiVerence in the quality of 
pajier and printing, of some o.Ticia! reports and other matters of local and tempo- 
rary i'ltereet which c-jme from the ( ity Ihill. That reform in the city government 
is required, may be predicated from this eircumstance alone. 

The commi-sioncrs have none too sx>n given notice to the mayor of the sad c'ndi- 
tion of tiiC Hies of the ancient courts held in Sullolk County, now lying in moulder- 
ing inas.:es iu the clerk's ofiice of the iSuperii)r Court. In other ancient counties in 
this Commonwealth the court files of this periixl have been placed in volumes for 
security, preservation, and above all. for n-c. Many papers in these Sutl\,lk filca 
relate to i)ui)lic alJaim in Maine and New Hampshire wliile under the jurisdiction 
of Ma.~baetiM«otts Bay. 

Me.-irs. Whitmore and A])p!eton, the commissioners, have shown intelli:rtnt &]>- 
prtciation of tlie ancient ujanuscript records oi Boston, and iiave wisely teicctcJ tlio 
cariicst for nublicafion. 

A lull iuuex t ) all nxmcs and places mentioned in these two printed volurncs. adds 
iounenbcly to their u-stfulncas. C W. Ilttlk. 



1878.] Book Xoticcs. Ill 

A-.inch of ike Town of IVarrcn, in Knox Ci-^unlij, Maine, irith the Early History of 
Si. Lilot<;t's, lirooilbuij, and the \'t;7h''onr:y S<t:icmcnls on the Waldo Patent. 
By t'vRi'<5 Eaton, A.>i. SltouJ Edition. -Masiers ami Livermore, Halluwi'll : 
I'^ll. [i"'^ )i>o. I'p. C-^'^. Pruc. .v3.:)i,i. u., uliich tl-.c pv.-tiU'o. 10 cts. innst no 
aiiiicd wl'cn seui by mail. Address, Miss Laura E. Eaton, \\ arron, Kuox Co., 
Maine] 

lu 1>,'>1, the late Mr. Faton, of 'Wnrron. issued tlic fii-?t edition of tliis vroik. It 
was tii'j rc>ult o'i carclul t^carolioti and jjuriicys lor more than twenty years, during 
several uC whieh ho had L-cii entirely blind. The l>ook was pronounced by eunipeient 
judges the best Aiuoriean tuwu liistory that had tiieu appeared", and. certainly, \ve 
cannot remember a sujuiior among the jrcdeoossor.s of this work. Afterwards, ho 
compiled a " History of Tliomaston, Kookland. and Simth Tlioiuaston," which was 
published in two .:;ood gizod duodecimo volunu-s, whioh pro\ed eqnalh' dtserviupj of 
praifio. In hi^ labors upju the.-e works he was aided by his daughter, Emily, w!)o 
had long been an invalid, isiie acted as Iiis amanuensis and aided him in his 
researches, iov she inherited a true love of local and family history. Mr. Eaton 
died three years ago {ante, xsis. ilZ-^). His dan.frhtcr having, by keeping a jouiual 
of eveuti: in the vicinity, }irt'pared herself lor the wurk, undertook the task of 
editirg a new edition of "the Annals of Warren, and bringins the narrative down t) 
the present time, a period of over a quarter of a century. The result is now before 
ns. Miss Eaton has made important additions to t!ie original work, all of which, as 
well Hs all cliaugts, are properly indicated. The genealogies have been thoroughly 
reviseil and broug!it dov.*n to this day. 

It would be easy to writ? a long and full notice of this very valuable work, far 
beyond what our ?pace would allow, but we must roicr our readers to ilie book itself, 
Wiiich contains a faithful account of the early voyages in that region, and particularly 
a lOftst triuhful and parti'.ular account of tiic tettlements tiiere and in tliat vicinity : 
and a toucliing account of tiie trials and privations which the &cttlei-s of tliat i«a;t o\' 
Maine tulVered, for more than half a centuiy, from the Indian wars, the revoUuiourry 
war, the ditlkulties about, land-titles and other causes. 

The b:K>kwas ori:jinaily written and this edition has been carried through tlie 
prestj under circum-taneoo the must trying and discouraging which could po'^sibly be 
conceived. It was the d.uighter's intention to l-ave printed in this edition the ti!ic 
biograi)hy of her fatlier, J\v l-ds friend tlie veteran author, John L-^ngdon Sibley", but 
she reluctantly relinquiiiicl the idea from the tear of too great pecuniary risk. 

And nov.- let us add that during the past year the manifold labors of Miss Eaton 
had so completely exhausted tiie p(M>r worn out invalid, that in her last brief lerter 
to the writer she stated tliat she could hardly expect to finish the work. But fibe 
did live to cnni} lete her lal)or on the work ; tb.ough not long after the last sheets 
is.«?ued from the presd, she passed to a better world. She will sutler no more. And 
now tlie name of Emily Eaton, like her father's, is crowned with honor, as that of 
one who tiiroiigh great suiicring, but with a wonderful energy, has done much for 
the loc;il history of Maine and its people. Fkederic Kinoirs. 

The American Library Journal (Monthly). Managing Editor, Mdvil Dewey. Bii- 
lioyraphy, Charles A. Cutter. Pseudonyms and Anonyms, James L. Whitney. 
General Editor, R. li. Botektr. Journal of the Arnericnn JAbrary Assoriatmn. 
Vol. I, (September. I>:*7G— August, 1?77.) New York : F. Leypoldt, Publisher. 
1877. [4to. pp. XV.+45S.] 

One of the most im)iortrtnt of the several [rathcring? of specialists nt Phihdelj)hia, 
during the Centennial Int'.rnational Eip- siii.n, in 1S70, was the '• O'n fere nee uf 
Librarians," which arsem'.ikd in the nrjms of the Historical Socictv" of Pennsyiva- 
nia, on U'edoc.-day, Oct. 1, 1^76, and continued its et-.-.sions till the following Fri- 
day. One of the results of this conference was the organization of the American 
Library A.ssociation, of whi;."h the periodical Ijeforc U6 is the organ. A meeting 
of the Library Association was held h'st year in the building of the Young Men's 
Chri.stian A'^sociation, in Now York city, its sessions beginning Tuesday, Sejjt. 4, 
1677, ami ending Thurrday the Gth. 

Another " Conlcrenee of Librarians " was held last autumn at London, its ses- 
eiODs being from the 2'\ to tlie (ith of Octol>er. .Vjme of the principal librarian? in 
tlie United States attended this conference and took part in its deliberatiotis. The 
proceedings at the Pbila Iclphia conference and the e-^^ays read there, are f>rintcd in 
the vohuiie of thevl/'Kr/'/7n ]^i'/rary Jonrnnl, ti'jW h-i-.TB uk, while the proceedings 
at the nieeii'igs in iScw York and London have appeared in euljscqueut numbers of 
this work. 



112 Jjool- Xotices. [Jan. 

At the bp.crinninp: of the gocond vohimc of the ,lr?»/TiVa?i Library Jovrnnl, tVe pre- 
fix " AmerkMii " \n;is dropp'/J, and it is now calli.d t!ie " Library Jinirnal." Tiiis 
pcriodioal jnoiui-e- to be ..fiuiicii assistance to liiirarians, both lesscnini^ their labors 
and niakin;; tln-in luurc eflicieiu. 

Mi;i.-inC(5 liivc bceu started at the »;cveral conferfnoes to prepare a revised edition 
of Poole's " Index to Periudical Idleiiiture."" Coniiuued to tiie prevent tiuie, llie 
Avant of whieh is so mucii felt. W idle on this t^iiljcet. we nould remark that we 
cannot understand ujion what piineiplc tlie coiimiittee in ehargo of this mata-r pro- 
pose to omit ihu word " Historical " in the title of this perioUical, and adnpt as an 
abbreviation of its title, '• .\. E. OVn. li-jy' If •' N'. E. IJist. it Ueu. i(e^." is 
too loni;' to print, " Hist. & Gen. Keg.*' certainly is not. We hope they have been 
more careful with other titles. 

The Londor. I Mdorence has led t'l the formation of an " Index Society " in Eng- 
land, wiii'.'li promises vuhiabie re-ults ; and thcdiscnssior.s at the sevt-ral confcrtiices 
■will no doubt result in pcrtecting our library eacalopues and hiblii\::rapaical trea- 
tises ; and oilu.-rwise juaicinjr our libraries more useful. Vt- learn that our Country- 
man, Col. Josej)h lj. Chester, I.L.D., has accepted an invitation to joiii the commit- 
tee of manageJueiit of the " Index .<ociety." J. \V. Dkax. 

T/\'. Jlislory of M'7x.<arI'uscfc^fro//i the Lanfiiyig of (he Pihnims to the Present Time: 
including a yuriative of the Pcrstcvtions In/ i^tcic anJ Church in England ; the 
Early VoyaiJ-^s to Xort/i A/n'rica: the E-rploratunis of the Earty iktih.rx; their 
Ilarctshipx, Suj^l'^jriyigs and C'injtirts with the Saca^/es; the Rise of Co'naiul Poiver ; 
the Birth of Jndrijcndencc; the For/nation of the Corninonwtaith, and the (Jradual 
Progress of the Slate from its Earliest Infancy to its pres'-nt lliyh Positiun. By 
Georgi: l.owr.LL Al;?t(n. Uoston : B. li. Kus-ell, bb Cornhili ; Estes it Lauii.it, 
301 Washin^'ton St. 1S7G. [Svo. pp. sviii.-f-a7S.] 

Tills is a very useful book. Jt contains in a moderate compaisS a svTiopsis of the 
hiscor\ of our commonv.ealth which will be useful to thoee who wish to i-jiurin 
themselves of the main facts in the history of a s«tate rich in historic memorif.s. It 
is a compilation from the siand;ird histories of Ma-saehr.sett.s brought d.avn to the 
present time. It is the O'.dy hi-tory of this state that includes a narrative of v.hat 
•wr« done in and by the state dating tlie lute civil war. 

\Vc n.itice that the author i:ivfs the story of the ailc:^.-d 1 attack on Iladlcy by the 
Indians and iho ajjpearancc of the regicide Goile as a leader in defence of the ^ ili-ii^e, 
•without an intimation tliat this story has been d'^uiljted ; whereas our pa^'cs (a-j/?, 
xxviii. 376-91) furnish strong, and we think couviucinij evidence that there was no 
attack on lladlcy at that time, and, couseq^uently, nu appearance of a mysterious 
leader. 

The volume is embellished with eicrht steel en^ravinijs, namely: a view of the 
Evacuation of B ston, and portraits o" Samuel and John Adams, Daidel Webster, 
Edward Ever- tt, Charles Sumner, John A. Andrew and Henry \\'ilsou. It is well 
printed and has a goixl index. j. w. n. 

Missions and yiissionary Bishoj.rirs in the American Church. A Paper rend before 

th:- Church Conyre'ss, held at Stohe-xipon-Trent, Eng., October, iS75. By Wilh.^m 

Stkvlns Pkrut, J^.D. Privateiy printed. Ib77. [K .yal &vo. pp. 8.] 

Bisiiop Perry has a more thorough knowledge of the history of the Episcopal 

church in America t'.iun any oficr i)erson within our knowled^'e. In this a!ue, 

though brief, [jai'Cr, he traces the hi-tory of Episcopal i;Uir-ioQs in this country, 

dwellin;^ particuiarly upon the hibnrs yf the missionary bishops. He shows clearly 

the vvisdoiQ of con.seeraiing these bishops. j. w. d. 

The Life and Services cf Gov. Samuel Ward, of Rhode Island, a Member of the Con- 
tinental Con';r:ss in 171 \, I'll.') ant! I'lG. By his Great-Grandson, Joi.iv Ward, 
of Nfw York. Providence, K. I. : J. A. & il. A. KeiJ, Printers. Ib77. [ Ito. 
pp. 1.'.] 

This sketch of the life of Gov. \V."rd, a patriot of t!ic revolution, was read by the 
author, Dec I'.i, lf>70, before the f'htjdo I-iand Historical Society, and was printed 
in l\\c Providence Journal un t[if'2oi\i of that month. In preparing it t!ie luthor 
lias riiadeuso ol letters and dooumtiits collected by his late uncle. Kicliard Jt. Ward, 
pince uie afipcaran-'^e iif Prof. Cii'mn-.tll's life of GijV. ^^'lrd in .Sfiarks's " Ameri- 
can Biograj)!iy.'' It i.^ a vulc.ablu addition to our revolutionary Lisi'^ry. J. w, d. 



3878.] Booh Xotices. 113 

Ccnrahgkal Kotcf : Containvig the Pedigree of the Thomas Famihj of Marijhnd, 
and of the followiny connected Families: ^Hiiirdcn — Bwnhu — Lau-rcnci: — C/c if — 
.Eil'.coti — Hopkins — Johnson — Rutherford — Fiiirfax — S'lirJIilin — T>/sonando!hTs. 
JUvrlTotcd hy Vi'irs <in-l Coots of Arins. IW Lawre.nck Hicki.ey Thoma'*. Uiilti- 
tuore: Lav.rcr.ce I>. Thomae. 1S77. [!to. pp. 197. EJiiion, £00 copif-e. Prke, 
iu cloth. ^=4 ; half morocco, $5; full tiivkcy, ^7.50.] 

A Si/md' '.iciit tJ the Jlittoiy and Gcncalor/y of the Dr.icnpoit FamHij in Fnnlaid 
and Amirica. . . . Puhlishid in l6ol and Continued to 1^70. li^' Amzi IIkxe- 
DicT Davkntout (of tlic Tweiuv-Fuurtli (ionerntion), Corre-pondinL: Meuiher of 
the New Kiigland Ili'^loric, (iencalo;:^ici>l Sufitty ; Life ^JcD'her of the I.ouij Itl:\nd 
}Iistoiic;\l Society. [.Nlotto.] Printed for the Fauiilv. Staiuford, Conu. IcTS. 
fl-Jmo. i)p. 432.] 

Tiie Burrnjc Memorial. A Genealogical Jli.'tory of the Descendants of John TJurrr.r.:^ 
vho sdtiedin Chariest, ncn. Mass., in lo37. By Alvah A. Evrrage. [.Arm-, ani 
motto.] Bostou: Alfred ^lud^jc and .Syn, Printers, No. 31 School strett. 1577. 
[Svo. pp. 265.] 

2\ch Gfiiralogy. Robert Tuck, of Hampton, X. H.. and his D'sccndants. ]^'?-)>- 
1877. }5y DosEi'H Dow. Boston : Primed for Priviite Dibtribution. Press of 
David Cliipji k Son. 1377. [Svo. pp. 133.] 

Genealogy of the Gillson and Jiilson Family. Collected and Compiled by David 
JiLLPON, South Attloboro', Mass. [Motto. J Central i'lillB : E. L. Precajtin ic 
Co., Book and Job Printers, Union Block. 1S7G. [Svo. pp. SfiG.] 

Bartow Genealogy: Containing every one of the I^ame of Uarstoio descended from 
Doctor Thomas Barton-, who ices Living at Crediton in England, A. D. 167:?. 
With R'ferenccs to the Bo'd:s where any of the Name is mentioned. By E. B. 
Baltimore: Innes ifc C'lmpany, Printers and Binders. 1S75. [tvo. pp. CO. | 

Parry Family Records. {Private Edition.) Philadelphia : Daniel C. Ryan, Printer, 
131 South fourth St. 1877. [l2rao. pp. 31.] 

Records of Some of the Descendants of George and Maturin Richer, who tvcrc Ecrly 
ct Dover, N. H. ; and uho were Killed by the Indians. June -!, 1700. Com^-i'.cd by 
WiLLiAM B. LArnAM, M.D., Editor of the Maine Cicnealoiiist and Bio ^rupii.T. 
Au?;usta, Me. : Spraguo, Owen & Nasli, Printers. 1677. [dvo. pp. 20.) 

Genealogy of the Mann Family. By Rev. Joel Minx. [l2a;o. pp. 24.] 

The Thoinas pedigree h a valuable addition to American pentalogy. "Wc are pleased 
to Pee this and other evidence that the pec'ple cf M-iryland are beginning to take 
more interest iu preserving in print a record of the lives of their anccot^rs. The 
author btates that the jjrincipal sources from which the facts in this volume aro 
derived are the.«e four, viz. : " the Recoid Comrai'^sion of Great Britain, C'>ntainir.g 
calendars of State Papers, and in Bouie instances full reprints of the same; the 
papers at the ofBce of the Registry of Wills in Annapolis, Md. ; the manuscript 
recordf of the society of Friends in Maryland ; and family bibles." The Thomas 
family, the principal one in this book, is descended from Philip, son of Evan Tho- 
mas, who emigrated to Maryland as early as 1652. The pedigrees of over fifty 
families are contained in tlio book, with biographical sketches of much value and 
interest. It is printed in an elegant quarto, on heavy tinted paper and embel- 
lished with six lull page and beventeen smaller illustrations — views, coats of arms, 
etc. 

The book on the Daveii-'/rt Family is a renrict of a portion of the work is.=uc.i in 
1851 and noticed in the Rf/;i£tkr for October of that year (ante, v. 4t>9). The 
quarter of a century which elapsed between the publication of the two Moks brought 
to tlic knowledge of Mr. Davenport many new facts and unpublished do.'iunen:=. 
which he ha.s incorporated here, making t'lC supplementary Volume larirer than t':c 
original work. 'J'hough called a "' puppiemcnt,"' the book is c<",mpletc in itself, the 
omis.uons not afTictiug the continuity of the genealogy. It is embelli^lied with 
numei-uus engravings, and i« w»dl printed and indexed. 

The Burrage Memoriid makes a Ix-autiful volume, being well nrinted and on fine 
paper. It is carefully comjiiled and well arranged and mdexeo. One peculiarity 
of the book i« tliat the bicgra)dMcal as well as the in-torical part of the work U 
given fjtfct, and is printed in large type. It is in narrative form. The genealogy 
proper is confined ty stati.-tieu. and i.- appended to the l^jdy of the work m .smaiier 
type. TIic author, the lion. Alvah A. Burrage, of B-A-.tuu, det^rvca much credit lor 



114 Booh 2\^ot{ces. [Jan. 

the skill find taste with wliioh he has sjot out tlio work, as well ns for his labor in 
coaiiiliiii; it. It !.-< c'n;l)elli<li".| with ntiot.iiimphic portnit.? riid ot'icr ilhistiMtjwng. 

I'iie Tuck family to wliicii liie next hook is lU-votcJ is not a numerous one, and the 
record h'>ro prc-i^v\cd i- jn ili.ihly more coni|)!i'te than most genealogies. Tiio emi- 
graut ancestor, Jv>I)ert Tuck, came I'n.ni (jorlston in S;ilK>lk, Eii'_dan I. One of his 
sons veuiriipcd in Knirhmd, v.;vi to this tl)i-tiin,ito ciroiiin-tanee arc wc iiuio^ited fur 
doouinciu,- \\hicli clearly fix the place troin \-.hieh he came. _A very intcvesring 
letter descrijuive of (.uul-ion, from the Hon. Aiaos Tuck, uho visited it some years 
apo, is here printed. The eampilor of this book, Josenli D.jw, A.M., delivered in 
lb3S. at Hamilton, N. H., rho hive of this family, an h'i?torieal address eommeiuo- 
ratini^ the two hundredth anniversary of tlie settlement uf tliat town, and, for many 
yeai-s, he ha-; hcen eollootmt; materials for its history. No one better prepared to 
comiiiic tlii'i Movk could h-'' found. To the lit"rality of the Ih.n. Amos Tuck, of 
Exeter, N. 11, , and his sou Kdvvard Tuck, of New York city, are we, in part, indebted 
for this work, fur thoy have " £;enorously a-.-umc 1 the payment of all exiica?es that 
will not he covered by the sale at u price much below the actual cost, of a puition 
cf the t'lree hundred copies priutcd." 

Mr. Jillsjn's bonk .tjives the descendants of James Gillson and Joseph Jillson, both 
of wiiom are found in New England in t!ie mid'lle of the seventeenth century, the 
forur.T having' settled i:i Reiioltoth in tiie Plymouth colony and the latter in G)-.>ton 
in the Maesaehusetts colony. A larire portion of the p .sterity of I'no former bear 
the name of Jillson, to V'.-l.ieh their name was early chacjred. The work has occu- 
pied much of the author's time for the last three years, and he has succeeded in 
luaki'.iir au excellent book. It is well indexed. 

The Dariow ircnealogy is cmipiled by the Rev. Evelyn Bartow, of Baltimore, 
Md. The family is descended from Dr. Thomas Rartow. of Crediton, Eu::land, 
whose son, the Rev. John I'artL'W, a ccraduate of Ciimbridiie L'nivcrsity, came lo 
this country in 170-2, undt-r the auspices uf the Society for the Prc-ria^'atism of tl-.'^ 
Gospel, and"^ became the first rector of St. Peter's church, ^^'est^be-t;er. N. Y. The 
auiii?r p-.ipposes the name to he a corruption of the Fn-nch surnainc. Btrtaut. An 
appendix contain;; brief senea lorries of a few families that liiive intermarried into 
the L'-rfovr family, vi7. : Pell. Reid, Stevenson, Ryder, Picrrc])0ut and Con-lable. 
A steel portrait of Ed;;ar J. Bartow ombelhshes the work. 

The Parry genoalo::y relates to t!;e descendants of Thomas Parry, born in ^Va!es 
aboiu 16j0,' who cmii^rated from Wales and settled in Petmsylvania, in what is now 
Montgomery county. Ajipe.ided arc biographical sketches and interesting item.s 
coiiccrninc; "the name. Tlic compiler is George R. Parry. M.D.. of Pliiladelnhia. 

Dr. LaphamV pamphlet on the Rickcr laniily contains nearly four huridied 
descendants of ttie two brother* named ir. tlie title-page. Like all the author's ]<ro- 
ducrioiis it k prepared in a thorouL'h uiannev. Dr. Lapham is doing much to dittase 
a taf-te f">r genealoi;ieal studii s in Maine. 

The Mann genealogy is by the Rev. Joed Mann, of New Haven. Ct. Au article 
on the de;jcendanti oi Samuel Man of >Yieut!.air.. by the late Hon. George \V. 
Mes-inger, v.us primed in the Rkoistf.r, xiii. 3C!5-? ; 3t34-:5. Several pages are 
given in this pamphlet to the d.^scendants of Richard Mann of Scituate. but it is 
chiedy devoted to the descendants of Nathaniel, son of the Wrentham minister, who 
is STiid to have settled in what is now Mansfield, Conn. Tiic statement that the toWTi 
was named in his honor cannot be true; for it was incorporated by that n;'.me in 
1702, two years before Nithaaiel" Man was born. Rarber btates that the town was 
named for Moecs Mansfield. J. '\v. v. 

Thr C-jr/tniif;rs of Li"vt. Gen. John Durjoijrx end the Expa/ifinn nf Li-ul. Col. 

narri; h.^L-jcr. Rv \Yii.liah L. .Sione. Albany, N. Y. : Jud MuT,.-ell. 

Ib77. (l-2iiij. pp. -101.] 
The BnrfjOhnc Cmnpaiyn; an Andreas dcln-f.rrd on (he Bnttk-Fifid or. th" One 

Hundf'cd'tk Cck/.ralion of the BaUl". nf Bc/ni.i U'i'jhts, i^prnnbrr 10, H77. Ry 

Jon.\ At.sTtN Stevkso. New York : Anson 1). F. Randolph & Co , OoO Rro:idway. 

167;. [8vo. pp. 12.] 

The third year of the centenary of the American Rcvo'ution, like the previous 
year", furni'^hed impori int events to bo commemoratt.d in the locrilities where they 
occurred. The leeurrcnrje of these anniversaries h:\-i b-ouii.t out !iion<'-T.!ph- -.1 more 
or If'-.s extent. I'robaMy the u;ost impcrtrmt event in ttie year 1777 wa-< th"- t:im- 
paign of 'uMi. Riirroyne which f ndfd with Id-; enpturo at .Saratoga. To ihi.s and 
the expc-di-.i >i\ of Lieut. Col. St. Lcger, lo cobpei-atc with Burgoync, the volume of 
Mr. bioQc ii) Uevutcd. 



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Booh Notices. 115 



In r.-Lmrd to the batllo of Samtosii or Lcinis's Heights, the author says : " It is oulv 
•witl-.iu !i oonipai-.iti\ely thoit perio'i tliai ilie hi>torian has been enabled to write uf 
liuu event witli elearnese anil aooiiracy. \Mulo autljeuiic uiatcrials on the American 
f-:«ii' are ahiuuiant. loose aii<l hurried reports ci t!ie pri-onert^ t.;keu at the time, and 
tiic biafe.-ed lostimony of interested parties, Lave luraicd. in a lari^e nuasure, the Ixiiii? 
I'ur a na'-ru:i.)n ol' tlio btraCciiic luoveiucnts of the Kn-'iisli and Geriuan iri>'].?. 
Fi .ri'.mately iIk-'o iuipedinicnt^ arc uow removed.'' In prepirin^; his book, Mr. Jrtvie 
has iiiud',' ii.-c cf the reoent Gcrinau v\.rks on the sub;cct, the nen- Life of <.ien. 
j>iir.;riiyne by Funblamiue, and various otficr authorit!e.s. Half of the vohiuie is 
de\ute"d to f».'n ajipcndix of inaiters connected ■with Burgoyne and liis campaign. A 
lull index i^ given. The J-ook is a valuable coinj>iUitioDi and wc hope that it will 
meet m ill' a r?pid pale. 

ri'.e address at t!ie celebration of the battle of BcmisV Heights is by the aecom- 
pli-'.ied editor of the " Mag-.\ziue of American History." it is a critical and ailo 
review of the hi.story of Biir^oyne'e campai^cn. In ilie cajiti'.re of that general, .Nir. 
Stevens has good ro.rson fu^- Iceling a fauiiiy pride, lor li:« grandlather, Col. Kbenceer 
Ktivc'i.s, of tlic Cor.tinental army,"" directed, as major commandant of the aitiliery 
ol the Northern Depaitment, the operations oi that arm of the service which in 
a great measure cOiitributed to and se<?a:ed ibe final tuccess of the American 
troop?." J- w. D. 

The Lives of the Amn-'ican Evangelists, Duiffht Lyman Moody and Ira David SanUy, 
ioij-Jfur iiit/i an Account of' thtir Lnbors in Great B'-itatn and America; ana atio 
a .S,'.;/r/j of th: Lues of PInUp P. Bli.-'.^ and Ecen Toitrjc^. By the Ktv. TliaS 
N.\?a.v, Author of "Life of ilonry Vi'ilson," "Life of Charles tiuuiner," ere. 
pi.-.ttoes.J ik'ston: PuUIihed by B. B. Kus.sell. 5o Cornhill. liV/. jiemc. 
pp. 3G0.J 

'• One of the most remarkable steps in the progress of Christianity to be recordtd 
durin.' this present age,'' sa3-3 the author of the vrork Ix-fore us. •' is, that c\vo 
young men, of but limited education, have arisen from, amongst the people, and hy 
dedicating theiu=clves s .kly to the service of G"6, and pvorlaiming his truth in the 
6iii->pllciiy of faith, have siiccc-Jed, both in <Jnnt Britaiii as well as in America, ir^ 
awakenine the attention of millions, not only of tlie illiterate, but al¥> ol i::e 
intelligent, to the reality of leligion, i'.nd to au'r..-:piraiion for a liigher and a bcatT 
life, ftuch was the aiiu and such the result of the lal)ors of the two evaiigelists, 
Dwigbt Lyman Moody and Ira David bankey, who are now heralding, with a suc- 
cess Tar gicatcr tlian thrt of the Wcsleys or of Gc'^rge W'liitericld, the glad tidings 
of .^nivation to tlieir feilow-men. AVit'hout learning, without pretension, without 
ordination even, these two viirnest men, Av-th an eye single to the Master's service, 
move the minds of the mulritudes, as the winds the waves of the ocean, and send 
forti> an iutliienee that reaches round ard round the globe." 

Ti.c Rev. Mr. Xason's life of these two remarkable men is, like his previous books, 
averv interesting work. He has the fa(.'ulty of making every .mhject he toueh'^s 
attr: ctive. Ihe earl> life of Mr. Moody, derived from relatives and early ae<iuaint- 
ancps. is very full, and shows the ohstacles to self-improvement he overcame and the 
gradual devcio])ment of his wonderful power. 

In thi.s volume are also included biograi)hical sketches of Philip P. r»liss, the 
author and composer of many of the s"ntrs "joyous, briglu and hopeful," v.lucb 
have pnxiuecd so [jowcrful an eil'ect at tlie iinmen=e revi'.al meetings of the two 
cvai g.di^Ls : and K':mi Tourjce, the foutider of the New Enidand ConserAat^iry of 
Mu.-ic, who was the Utu-i..dl director of th-j .services at the 'Jabernaele mc-tiugs of 
Mofxiy and .S.^nkey in B.,-ton. A])pended are an historical .sketch, of " Sacred .S.<ng 
in Kvangtiihui ; "" and a selection .jf " Ch-^ice Sayings, Incidents, StTics and Hlus- 
tntionsiif Mr. Moody." 

Til'.' Ijook is iMiibellished with steel portraits of Messrs. MfX;dy, Sankey. Bliss .?nd 
Touriei"; and of Mrs. Biiss, also an author of popular religious songc. It io illus- 
trated by other engravings. " J- ^^'- ^• 

Annals of Oilois, Maine, and Si. Sicplim. Xew Jlrunswirk : inchxHng the VUhgr 
ql .MUtlown, Mc.. and the ]>res',nf To;rn of .'\lilifov:n, A'. B. By ]iev. L C. 
Knowlton. Calais; J. A. iicars. Printer. 1675. [l\i mo. pp. 208.] 

^ This little volume gives a history of the nl'ices named in tho title-page. Calais 
if. r:ut n;iiie a CLiiti:;y t<I !, bavin;.' been =Mt.e(i iu 177'J, and .""t. SteijJicn i.-. live yc.ira 
youtg'.T. Tiii; w.jru ficeu's to luive been prepared wiib care, and Iv^ a thoit ap- 
pendix devoted to gcnealogj. '• ^'* ^* 



116 Book Notices. [Jau. 

The liisiorical Magazine and Notes and Queries ronccrnhio the Antiquitir.';, History 

anii Juo'/ninli'j of Atiicriea. April, 1373. Morri?;\nia, N. Y. : lleiiry H. Dawson. 

l.Sra. Ito. I'ul.'liihed monthly, Gl pages to a nuuibcr. Price $5 ;i year or 75 cw. 

u manlier.] 
Esscj^ Insfifule Ilistorirnl Colhrtions. Vol. XIV. Pnrt IT. April, 1377. Saleiu : 

Printed fl>r the E-sox In^rtitute. 1677. [dvo. PubliKhed quarterly, T2 I-a^'os 

to a number. Price, .-^S a year.] 
The New York Gcii'filogieal and Bior/raphical Record. Devoted to tht InlercsU rf 

Ameriean (.ieneahpij and Bio^'raphy. hmed Quarlerbj. [Seal.] Ocfolcr, 1S7T. 

[Svo. The qunrteriy iuiml>er3 contain 48 pages each. Price, §2 a year.) 
Potter''s American Monthli/. An Illustrated Ma^jazine of tlistorij, Lil'-raturc, Sc'- 

enre find An . f.Modalliou portrait.] John E. Potter Oc Co. Philudelnhia. Dec. 

1877. [Sni.4to. The montltly numbers contain -10 pa^cj^ each. Price, .<3 a year. 1 
The Maine Genealof/ist and Biographer. A Quarterly Jourtial. \Vil!.ia>! J?. La^- 

jj.AM, Editor. June, 1677. [t'ontents and -Motto.] Augusta, Me. : Printed lor 

tiic Society by Sprague, Owen »t Nash. [lS77. Svo. The quarterly numbers 

certain from o\i to 44 pages each. Price, ^1.50 a year,] 
TTie Magazine of Ameriean JJiffort/, with Noirs and Queries. Edited by JonN Aus- 
tin' bTF.ncNs, Librarian oi" the New York Historieal Society. Dcc-imhrr, 1&77. 

Publislicd by A. S. Barne? it Co. Now York and Chicago. [1S77, Sra, Avj. 

Published Month!}-, 64 pages to a number. Price, i^5 a year.] 
The Penn$i;lcania Magazine of History and Biographg, No. 3 of Vol. 1. f Motto.] 

Philadelphia : Publication Fund of the Iliitorical Society of Pennsylvania, tCO 

Spruce Street. 1877, [Svo. Four numbers a year, eacii number cunluiuing 1*^0 

pages. Price, $3 a yc-ar.] 

Twenty-one years ago, when the Historical Magazint wa.s commenced, the Regts- 
TER wa.s the only iieriodicai tlicu published, in this country, f?pceially devoted eith-ir 
to history or genealogy. Now there are &ii periodicals which make a ppeciaity 
of one or the other of the:*e subjects, or both of them. Tiie title of the lat'.-.T: 
number of each of these magazines, whii.h had been received by u.s wlien iliis ariiolo 
went to press, arc given at)ove. The works having ?11 been noticed in the IIeoisylp. 
and some of them liaving been noticed many times, this article will not iuu'.;h uivn 
their merits, but merely give a few items concerning the history of ilie several 
periodicals. 

The Historical Magazine was projected in October, 1556, and the first number a!> 
pcared near the middle of January, ISjT, since which twenty-three volumes and pares 
of volumes have been published. They are divided into series of ten volumes each. 
The first series of ten annual volumes (1857 to IbtiG) is complete. Of the second 
series, nine semi-annual volumes (16(17 to 1871) are coTuplete, and two numbers 
(July and August, 1671) ol the tenth volume are published, leaving only fuur nutji- 
Lers to con.plctc the series. Of the tljivd scries, two semi-annual volumes (b-j7--r.) 
are rom]>leie, arid fuiir numbers (January, February, March, 1674, ami April, 16~.j) 
of the third voluuie are published. 'Jiie tirst fourteen numbers of the mi'^aziae 
(Jan. 1857, to Feb. 183S) were edited by John Ward Dean, who was a^-iste<l on 
the number for January, 1857, by Wiliiam II. Whitmore, A.M. The next ten 
numbers (March to D*'C. 1866), Cumpkting the second volume, were edited by the 
Hon. Cltorgc Folsum, LL.T). The cigljty-four following numbers, making seven 
comi)lete volumes (Jan. li^oO, to Deo. I6?i5) were edited by John Gilmai y hhcT, 
LL.D. The next six nutibers, one half of volume ten of the first .«ori>.s (Jan. t-) 
June, 1?GG) were cHteil by Henry K. .Stiles, M.D. Since then (July, iSt-O, to April, 
1875) th'; magnzin;,- has been edited by the present proprietor, Henry iJarton Daw- 
Bon, E-o., escejiting six numbers (July to December, 1^0^), which were edited for 
' him severally by his friends, the iJev. E. II. <iillett, D.D., the Hon. H jratio G. 
Jones, William H. Wiiituiore, A.M., Capt. William F. Goodwin, U.S.A., Col. 
Thcodoriis b. Myers and John W. Dean. 

The Hisforica! CoIUclions of the J-Usei Institute was commenced in .\pril, I6.''J. 
Thirtwn volumej have been completed, and two numbers' of the fourteenth vuluaie 
Lave been issued. 

The Neuo Yi>rk Genealnr/ical and Biographical 7?c<:or</ wa.s coramenccd in January, 
1870. and has been regularly issued since, the hist number completing the eighth 
annual volume. 

Power's American Monthly w.^.s commenced in January, 1872, with the title of 
the Aricrican Historical Record, which liume it bore three years (1672 to 1671), 



1878.] r>ooh Xotices. 117 

(lurinn: all which tiino it was edited by Ben'^on J. La<^^iiii?, LL.D. In January, 
1.>T.'), if was ful.ir^^oil in si/: •, aini a ]):(rtion of it.« p.\!ics were devoted to taK.'S and 
otiicr popular lit"ratiire. It t'leii took its prc-sent naim.', and was plactd iiiid-.r iho 
editorship uC o. llarni-d Morris, Ksj., wlio was siuveeded by tin; prc-int editor, T. 
ll-'jd Steven'--, V,>i\. Duriui^ tlie tlire.' years that the work has bjrne it< present 
tide, two Vdliiiuca have hem reckoned to a year, and the volumes have been lai in- 
here 1 as a contiiuiaiion ot" the Jlccord, the mmibers lor lS77 niakinij vulnuie? ciijht 
and t.ino. 

T!ie Mninr Grnatlo^isl and Bh^riraphrr was comnionced in September, 1S75, and 
has been issiieil ijuarterly in Septcuiber, Deecnd)er. March and June. Eiirlit num- 
bers, makin;^ two ain\uai voluii.cs, have been is.sued. Dr. Lapham has edited tlio 
work Irom the beginninr;. 

Tiic Mntjfizinc of Anvricnn 7i/>Vor_</ was commenced ]a«t January, and the De- 
cember number, just issued, eotnjjlctes the first v.dume. Title-paires aiu fun)i>!Kd 
fur binding xV.a volume in two parts. Mr. Stevens has been the editor trom the start. 

The I^enns'/frania Moyatiine was commenced last May, and three of the four 
luimbers which are promised in a year, have already appeared. The editor i.s Fred- 
erick D. Stone, Ksq , tlic libioirian ottiie I'eunsylvauiu Historical Society. 

J. w. p. 

A Maiioriat nf Flfz-Grccnc llaJlrrk : a Drxrripfioyi o//hn Dcdicafion of the Minu- 
mcnt inxted to his Memory at Guilford, Connecticut ; and of the Proceedings con- 
Tn.ctvd xcith the. Unralinj of the Pii't's i<t(JlHe in the Central Park, JS'no York. 
*• Xo poet liath died and re-eived such tribute in America." Printed for the 
Com;oiltec by .Ameruian & Vrilson, I Park Place, Xew York. 1877. [Imp. 8vo. 
pp. 72.] 

The monument erected over the grave of Ifalleck, in Guilford, we arc t .'Id by Mr. 
Butler, is " the first public token of respect ever reared to the memory of an Ameri- 
can poet ;" while his statute in New Vork " is the first ever set iu a public place 
in like commemoration." Tlie monument was dedicated in ISliO, on the poet's* 
birih-d;iy, July 8th. The statue was publicly nnveildi by President Hayes, May 
1-5. 1-^77. At tiie former celebiatiun. Bayard Taylor delivered the principal a-idress, 
and Oliver Wendell Il'ilmcs furnished a poem to tiic poet's memory. On the iatter 
n'oasion, William Cullen Bryant took j)art in t!ie proceedinj^s, William Allan 
Kutler delivered the principal address, and John Greenleaf Whittier furnished a 
poem. 

Besides the addresses, poems and letters on these occasions from men of eminence 
or note who availed themselves of the privilege of paying a tribute to the meiuoiy 
of this irenial and ^racel'ul poet, wc have in this book lists of the subscribers to the 
statue ; of t!ie jiortraitsof Ualleck ; of articles, addresses, &c., on him ; and of the 
various editions of his writings. 

I'he v<ilumc is finely printed, and is embellished with a portrait of Ilallcck and 
viewi of the monument and statue. J. w. d. 

Proceedings of the Scmi-Cinffnnial Pcunion of the OJficcrx, Teachers and Snidcnlx 
of Mexico Arademij. Jr.corp.tral'd April 13, ]&2h. Anniversary Aitj. 23, 24, 
1870. \V. 0. Cii.\rn:, Stenographer. Camden, N. Y. : Publishe'l by W. C. 
St'-ne. 1877. [6vo. pp. \b\.] 

Many distinguished men have been educated at this academy. It is located at 
M' xic r. N. y., an I was inc )rporatfd in IhiG. as the " llcns-relaer Oswejo Acadtmy ;" 
but in 1-15 its name was changed to the ** Mexico Academy." Its semi-oent'.Miary 
wi- couiniemor.ited Aui^. -3 !>nd L'l, 1870, five so-sions beini;: lie'd on those two 
day-. Many sjicechcs vicra nuide by per.<ons who liad been educated at or were 
tptlurwise conncct<^d with the institution. Sunc told what tlie academy had done 
li.r the several professions, and others treated of the several decades of it.s Jiist^ry, 
wiiile t.'jc history of the town and region of country in which it is eifinied was not 
netrlecud. Much bioi^rapiy is here prc.^^ervcd. Tiie occixsioD ecems to have been a 
pleasant and ii:structi\e one. J- w. D. 

Chro7:o!cr;icnl Tahks of the Utile. By Geo. B. M.\r,t.onY. Milh^r & Ix-ckwood, 
Katoiiah, New Vork. 1^77. [-ivo. pp. II. Price '2.3 ccnt.s, or .<16 ji'.r hundred. 
Address, GeorL^c K. Malhiry, Croton I'alK, Wc-Kdie-ter county, N. \.j 

This is a valuable compilation, and will be found useful in studying Bible hl-tory. 

J. w. i>. 

2XXII. VOL, 11 



118 Booh JVbtkcs. [Jim . 

Sirtc'ics (>flh>: Early Uisforu of (he Cify of iiaki(;h. Ccnlennial At^drrsa, fourth 

ot'Ju!'^\\SH'i. I'.y Hon. KfVi- P. B.\ir).!-;. JLfumrul a{ l/ic rcijvst uf ihe B<'crd 

ofAldtvmai. Kulei-h : The Ralci-h >;f\vs Steam Jub Piiut. l>77! I'^vo. } o. 

71.J 
An Historical Address dilinnd in Sciiuale, Fliodc hlond, July Ath, lS7fi, nt t/ie .-•" 

tvcst of the Tovn Avthorifics. By C. C. Beam.w. Plionix : Caj/iiiu & CainpUil> 

bt.ani iiook and Jub Printers. 1S7T. (bvo. pp. 59+6.] 
Cchhration of the One H-ntdredih Anniversary of l/te Dfdaration of ]ndcpcnd'.r.ce 

of the. Vi.i'.cd Slatc.t of Auuriru, laid at Brat'lford, Mass., July -Mh'. Iii7(i. ilawr- 

h\\\ : 0;i;.ctte 15ook an-.i Job Printing Olliec. [f^vo. pp. 44.] 
Jlistoricol Address dchiLrfd lif<r€ tlic Citi~ens of \\alltinni, July i. If7rt. P.y J>- 

f-iah luiitcr. AVitb an .\ccount of the CVltbration ot the Day. [\\\iltl)am : Wal- 

tliam pjce Pvc.-s Uilioe.] i677. [6vo. pp. *0.] 
The Colonial and Riiolulionary History of ilcvfrhill. A Centennial Oration d'''i- 

vered kj'ore the City Govtrnment and Citizens of Haverhill, July 4, 1S76. By JcHN 

Crowii-L, yi.l). Jlavorhill: Gazette Print, Exchange Building, ^Vate^ Stree:. 

1877. [iSmo. pp. 36.] 

"\Vc continue from firmer nuinhers our notices of local historical acIJrc.«SrC6 deli- 
vered on the or.e hundredth anrii\ertary of the declaration of indcptr.'.ki.ce. 

My. Pottle'.s add'.ej.s (nrni.-hts ut; v.ii': a ^ced i.i.-tory of Jvaitiuli, ti.e capital of 
North Carolina, and of "Woke county, of which it i.« the ?hirc-to\vn. Ti:c couiity 
was incorporated May '2Q, 1771, and the lir.^t conrt was held on t!:c 4th of Jure, in 
:i lo.;; building, in a place called Bloonisbury, but siil'.sequEnt!y known as "Wake 
Court 11 ouf^e. The jdace continued ti> be .=0 nan.td till 1794. when it leiamc tie 
Fcat o!" the fctate goNcmnunl. and received tbe narjic of Palcigh. Isortii Cari.lita 
hud a niiuiatory capital till this time, and Mr. Battle gives a ni'.rrnti\e ' ' tlie dc'a\s 
and d'.tliculties in loeatin;^ the ?tate capital, owing to jfaluusie? of dilierent sections. 

'J'Lc Picv. Mr. Biaiuan's addres.s is devoted to an hi.'^torical f-keteh of Scitr.ate. 
K. I., lov j.rt paring which the author's long fauiiiiarity with his i^ubject well lined 
him. In \>-[>o, wlule pa>tor of the ecngregaticaal eliurch ijj that tcv.n, he Avrote a 
Firie.^ of historical sketches of Scituate and i\ster. which were rubiisl.edin the 
Providence Jovrnal. TiitfC and the ]..aniphli't beiorc u.s, are all that to our krov- 
led^;e has bedi printed relative to the history of this town. Au ajpcndix gi'.»s 
iuHliyts of the t(wn fJlictvs, ard the deputies, sciiaiois and reprcsentativcG in tic 
state legislature from 17;i:0 to 1S36. 

Tlie oration at Bradloid was by Harrison E. Cliadwick, Esq. It gives a succinc: 
history of the town, which is noted lor ti;C excellent academy located there, at which 
some emiiicnt personage'- received their education. 

Mr. Butter's address at Walihani is abo devoted to the history of the town. Wa\- 
tham was at one tiau- tie mOi^t notable n.anufattnrirg town in tlie stat«, at.d is now 
the seat of an extensive inanulaciory of watches, a pjionter in the ute of Cv.niplieati'l 
maebineiy in this hairiness. 

HaveihilJ, the birth-ii!a;.-c of the poet Whittier, to whcfe history th.e nest oration 
i.s devoted, is a niucli older town than the others, and not so new a field of r 



dUi.»-'u u iiitj>i Jiiii,-ii.':^iuii^ »'jifv. 

'J lit'rc live pamphlets are important additions to the local iiistory of New Eng- 
land. * J. w. D. 

Jio/jfrl Morris, the Financier <f the Aniericon Rriohiliun. A Sketch. By Cn.^kLis 
Uk-nkv Halt. . . . l'hiladel|)hia. Ib77. [bvo. pp. 15.] 




of publication in the " I'einisyivania Magazine," and this namphlet is n nrinted 
from that jeriodical. In C(mi)ilir!g tic poi rr. Mr. JIart Jin«; us<d uiif-ubli^' ej 
mattrial in hie ; •;.-.-( .-.-ion, from Abii h be will «!ia\v 'i:ore iar'jrely in hi- " .^bnK<ir tf 
KoUiL Morris," annjunecd in ibl" numl.er (>;,(/(., p. %), vvhieh i/roii,jees to be a 
hi^'hly valuable work, tsnccialJy the part wLicL rclattu to the Finances of the 
lievolution. * J. w. D. 



js7b".] Booh Xoi ices. 119 

Memoir of Col. Jonnthan Kddi), of Eddinqton, Me. : With some Account of the 
K'l'hf Fnm>h/ and of the Early Se/tkrs on the Penobscot liivtr. By t'osErn W. 
J*');n!=:ii. of ijmlingtDn.Me. Augusta : Spiague, Uwon & Nasi), Printers. 1S77. 
[6vo. pp. I-Z.] 

This is n companion volume for Mr. Kidder's book entitled, " Military Operations 
in r-.-tcrn Maine diirinu: the llcvoliUion," noticed in the Hrui-TEK tor Oolobor. 
IMiT i^anlc, xxi. o'^i'). ^vhi^-li 1m. ik on its [jublicati.in was luiilod as a new revelation 
of the history of Maine in tiie revohition. Col. EJdy was a rival of Col. John Allan 
(ff;;/-:, XXX. 353), whose journals and letters are the foundation of Mr. Kidder's 
■work.. 

A year or two acjo. the Hon. Jo.seph "\V. Porter, the author of thi^ book, disco- 
voroii the very valuable papers of Col. Kldy ; and on the third of Ma}'. lrT''>. he 
made them ti;e basis of s.>inc inlerestinir rcuiark.s before the New En2:land His- 
toric, (i'enealo!;ie\l S >ci.Ty (unfe, xxsi. l-'U). These papers throw addicional lisiht 
on the revolutionary history of M;;iiie. From them and otiier materials obtained by 
his rcsoarelies, Mr. Port.-r i'as compiled a very valuable lite of Col. EJdy. In the 
autlior'a investigations his well known per.severance has been rewarded with unu- 
sual cucctss. 

A ^nod penealoiry of the Eddy family, descended froni Willia'Ti Eidye, vietir of 
St. Dunstan's, Criinbrook, Kent', England, lo.SD-lOlG, adds greatly to the value of 
the Volume. .Much matter illustrating the revolutionary and early hi.^tory of the 
Penoijtcot valley is also ^^ivcu. J. w. d. 

Early Sdtlcrs of Harrison, M-:., iv'lh an Hixtoriral Shetch. of the Sittlemcnt^ Pro- 
gre.^s and Present Condi/ion of the Town. By Rev. G. T. Kiolox. Skowhejan : 
Ivilby & Woodbury, J'rintera. 1S77. [Svo. pp. 138. Price, J; I. Addre.-.s the 
author, Harrison, jMe.] 

Tiie town of Harrison, Maine, was incorporated March 8, 1S05, the territory bc- 
ini; taken from Bridgeton and Otislield. It Avas named in honor of Harrison Gray 
Otis. After a sketch oi' the liistory of the town and a poem, " Our Pi.neer Family," 
in which the names of tiie early settlers are intruduced, together making oae-sixth 
of the buok, the remainder i.s devoted to the genealogy of upwards of gixty I'rnilies. 

The author has made a very useful book. J. ^v. d. 

The Genealogist. Edited by Georue W. MaR-SHail, LL.D., Fellow of the Society of 
Antirjuarie*'. Novemhi'r, 1S77. London: Goldins; it Lawrence, 5.5 Great ilue.-"tll 
St., Bloom>bury: ^\^ C. Mitchell iV; Hughes, -21 Wardens iMreet, W . [Svo. 
Published Monthly, 32 pages in a number. Price, 1 shilling e.ach.] 

Since this work has been changed from a quarterly to a monthly publication, f.vo 
numbers, namely, tho.-"- for .iuly, -Vugust, Sejiccmber, October and November, 1S77, 
have hfcon received. Toey contain articles on the families of Levison, Kain'^ford, 
Traff^rd, Trevelvn, Tyndale. L'dney, W'illoiiirhby and Younglmsband ; portion.s of 
the visitation of Novthuniherland ; extracts from the registers of Cnywestm and 
£:t-jn ; Notes and Queries ; notices of genealogical books : and other articles of 
interest to the gcnealt>5i^t and antiipiary. 

Much that will interest ALierican ;ifncalogists will be found in these Dumbcr.s. 
The Notes and Query department furnish«« a Lf'tod medium to bring to the attention 
of English genealogists queries which onr readers wish answered. J. w. n. 

The Ift^tonj of Shifford, Ciril, E^clc^iastiral, Bior/raphicnl and Statistical. By 
C. Tuo«A3. Montreal : Printed by J/jvell I'riuting and Publishing Co. I5"77. 
[ICmo. pp. 15L'.] 

SheQord county, Canada, in which is eituated the township of Shefford. to whose 
biit>ry tiii.s Ijook is devoted, lies directly north of Vermont, from which it is 
ecpar.ited only by the bounty of Brome. The township was settled early in this 
century, mostly by cujigr.intri from the United States. The book contains much 
intere.-ting information concerning the town, its eettlers and its prominent citizens. 
It i-, illustrated by portraits of L. S. Huntington, llczciciah lloijinson (ib scended 
from the Newton, Mass., family of this name), Charles Allen and C. G. Srcv-ns. 

i. w. i>. 



120 JRecent Publicafions. [Jan. 

The Centennial Iliftory of the Bnttle of Bcnniiv^ton. Compihd from thp Moat 
licUahle Sources, nnd fiilhj llli'slra/cd iiith (Jn;.iti<:/ JJocunents onil Kntcrlciuing 
Amrdotcb. Col. Sfth Warren's IdintiUj in fit- Fust Aclion Conr.d'.hh, J'.siab- 
lishcd. Jiy Frank W. Coi:i:r\. . . . Euston : InMruc E. LittlfiicUl, AiuVinarian 
Bookstore, 07 {.■ovnhill. 1877. [6vo. pp. 72. Price, 23 cents.) 

The B.ittlr of I.cri.'i'.'fon; icifh Pcrsva/ R'-rollfrtinr.!. of the Mn enrjarji^ in it. By 
A. r.. Miz/KV. ol r:ui)brii!<;p. Ik^teii : David t!app"& Sm. PrinU-rs. 1^77. [Svo. 
pp. I'J. I'or sale by A. 'Williaiiis Cc Co., 283 Wr.shiugtou Street, Loston. Price, 
25 cents.] 

Mr. Culi'irn's history of the lattle of Bennington Avas issued la.«t fall, about the 
time (Ana:. Ifi) that the centcnaiv of ilie battle was celebrate<i. It is a very use- 
ful co:npil;ition. atu! is " cialxlli.-lk i xvith a portrait of (loiurnl Stariv, a plan"of iho 
battlc-iicld, and other eni^nivinirH.*" The. authur proJiicrs evidence to show that 
Col. \\ amer participated in the iirst action, having joined Stark before his regiment 
arrived. 

The Key. Mr. ^Iu7,zey^=i pamphlet isu jjaper read before the New Rn^bnd Historic, 
Genealogical Society, April -1, lft77. and is veprintid from the Octubir nrinbcr of 
the lli:<:iSTKR. It jjrcservcs many intercstini: incidents concernin:^ the battle and 
those \yho took part in it, obtained irom the actors and their relaaves, Mr. Muzzey's 
early ]ife liaviug been passed in Lciingcon. j. w. d. 



RECENT PUBLIC at: ONS, 

Presented to the Xetc F.nfjland Historic, Genealogical Socie'y to November 1, 1S77. 

Hi^tjiy of the town of East Greenwich and adjacent tcnitorv from 1C77 to 1877. T,v D. 
II. Greene, M.D. rrovidencj : J. A. & li. A. lleid, Printers ft'Tublislicrs. 1S77. [12rno. 
pp. 2G3.] 

Report'of the New Jersnv Cornmis.-ioncrs on the Ccntcnni.il Exhibition. Trenton : Nanr, 
ray & Naar, Printers. IS77. [Svo. pp. 423.] 

Old Kent: the ea.-tern fhorc of Maryland; note? illustrative of the mo^t ancient records 
of Kent County, Maryland, and of tiie p.trishes of St. F.uii's, Sllrew^^l!ry and I. C, and 
pcnoalo^Mcnl ;ii»tor:f> of old and distiisLruished families of Maryland, and tlieir cotmections 
liy marri.cc, ^c. 'Witii an introilr.ction l«y George A. llanion, M.A. .. 1870. liaitimore: 
John P. Dcs For;:es. [Svo. pp. 3Sl-}^-xxxVi.J 

The Gcolo-'v of New llanii)shirc, a report comprising the results of explorations ordered 
by the Legi.-hitnrc. C. H. Hitchcock, State Geologist. ~J. II. IIunting<lon. Warren Upliam, 
G W. Ilawc*, A'^.'i-tant. Part J I. .stratig-.apLical Geology. Concord : Edward A. Jenk.s, 
State Printer. 1877. [Uuaito, pp. Gbt.] 

M?'.noir of Eicut. Ci-l. Tcncli Tiljclmnm, secretary and aid to Wa^-hinpton, togetuT with 
an ApycnJix containii g ]tcv(.ilnt;oniir\ Journals ai;d Letters, liituerio unpublished. 
[Motto.] Albany: J. >[unscil, 82 .Sta'.e'Strcet. IS76. [Svo. pp. 17G.] 

Froceedirigs of the Punker Hill M'i'Uiment Association, at the Annual Meeting, .Jure IS, 
1877, with the aii.lross of Kictiard I'roihinghum, Prcsiue'nt of the Associatiou. Bo:^ton: 
1S77. [Hvo.pp. 11.] 

Semi-Centi iiuial Address of Charles Davi'on. Poems, hv W. S. Knowlton rnJ F. N. 
Lord, etc. M'-n-on, April 22, 1S72. Portla.nd : 1S72. [Svo. pp. -30.] 

Notes on the Vir.riina Colunial Clergy, hy Ed-.vard I). Neiii, Prc5bvt<^r of reformed 
Ep'scopa! Churh. Iteprinted froia Eii.-eupal Recorder. Philadelphia: lti77. [Svo. pp. 34.] 
Collections of the Nev,- Hampshire Antiquarian S-'ificty. No. 2. The Shurtlcfi" Maiiu- 
scrijif, No. 1-53, beisu' a iianative of ccn.iin event* whicii transiiirod in Cani.iia durin.' the 
invasion of tn;it i'ii>' iiiee l.y tlie .Arn-.ri.an army in 177-5. Written hy a Mrs. Walker. wIjo.-c 
hiijh.-.nd was if;.;)ii«r.n'il lor r.iiUiig inc'i to a.>.-I*t l.th.ii: Alien in his di.-a^irou- .itr.ick on 
Montrei.l, on the 2'jth nf .'•ep'rnilicr. Printed, with notes iu.d an iiitroduetion ly Itcv. Silas 
Kcfchu 111, late torrc.<ponJ:ng secrel;.ry. Conto'jttiok : IblG. [Svo. pp. 33.] 

Contribution^ to the Old hoidcnts Historical As*o( i-ition. Lowell, Ma-s., organized 
Uccernlor 21, IS'S. No. 3. PuMi.-hcd l.y the Association, August, 1877. l>nvcll: Stone, 
Ilu-^e &: Co., Steam Po(jI; and Jolj l'r;iitt.r->. Ih77. [bv<j. pj.. 201.] 

National Hoard ^f Trade. Action in favor of the renew;;! of reciprocal trade with Cam<la. 
Mihvaul:cc, -ViigUit, lt77. Boston : James F. Cotter & Co., Prmttrs, 14 State Stpjet. [Svo. 
pp. 13.] 

Skct< h of th-^ l.fe of John M.rriil f.r:; Ihnry. V.y John Ward Po.-.n, Po-rton: Printed 
for pii> ate distribution. Press of David CLipp & Son. 1877. [8>o. pp. IC.J 



187S.J Recent Fuhlica.tions. 121 

lIL-tory of the Iliini.ine Sorictv cf the Comnioinvcalth of Massftthusctts; with a ^cU-ctod 
list of pioini:mis nwMnliil liy tl'c tnistci'S, froin its r.ijiniiiciKoiMOiit to the jTi'Miiit tiino, ai.d 
a li-t of tiic iiKinl-ers aiul oiiiccis, propan-d liy Uiieoiiun of tlie Tl•u^tct■s. JJo.-ton : Truas of 
T. ]I. Muivin .«. .Sou, 49 l-Viknil St. iST?. [Svo. pp. lli.?.] 

Fund Piililication, No. 10. A skctrli of tlu' l.iff of Dr. James Mrllonry, Aidc-ik-camp 
and Prix ate Sc-iaciary of Gciuial Wa.sliinirton, A'"'li?-dc ramp of Maiquis de la Fayette, 
f^i'cret irv of TVar fiotn 17% ti> ISnO. A paper ixai' Ik lore \\\c Maryland Hi.-Knical Sucicty, 
>«'oviMiibcr ];<, l^TiJ, I'V Fri'J< ri.k J. Broun. 15al!i!iuue. Is;?. [tivo.pp.it.] 

r.iditli Aiinii.d Roiiuio!! of tiie .Xssociation of ilie Graduates of tin United iitates Militarj 
Acacioiiiy at We.-t Foint, >'. Y., Juno 14, lo77. New York : A. S. Barnes & Co., Ill it 113 
AN'illiaiii'St. \>"i. [Svo. pp. 76.] 

Services at the Listallntion of Rev. Edward Augu.«tus Ilorton as associate jiastor v.ith 
FiCv. Calvin Lineoin, ol the |■.r^t parish in llingliain, April 2.5, 18:7. llii.gliani: Pnblibhed 
by tho [larivh. 1S77. [Svo. pp. 38.] 

The Fifty-Seventh Annual Ani-onnccnicnt of llie Fhiladelidua College of Pharmacy, 
w:tli a li>t of its graduates. Philadelphia. 1S77. [^vo. pp. oij.] 

The Pil'.rriin Fathers. Oration delivered befoie the Citv Council and Citizons of Lov.-cll, 
Dcecmbcr 22, 1S7(3, bv Hon. John A. Goodwin. (Printed hv order of the City Counril.) 
Lowell; Penhallow Printiiii; C^j.. Book and Job Printers, \1 Middle St. l!>77. [Svo. pp. oU.] 

Iowa and the Centennial. Tlie state address delivered by Hon. C. C. Nonrse at Philadel- 
phia, Tllur.^day, Sept. 7, 1876. Des Moines, Iowa : State Register Print. lS7t). [Svo. pp. 42.] 

A Full description of the Great Tornado in Ciiester Conntv, Pu., by Richard Dariin^ton, 
Jr Westchester: F. S. Hiekman, Printer and Publisher. 1^77. [^so. pi-. 28.] 

MSS. Note on the Church in AniericA, by "William M'hite, 17l7-iS';-3. 

Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of the nuvt Ancient an^l Ilonoruble Fraternity of Frro 

and Aceei-ted Ma>uns of tli.; CuinnionweaUli of Masraelmsctis _ . Quarterly 

Comniunication, September Pi. 1S77, and Special CoinnHinieaiion, Sej.t. 17, 1S77 

Ik.sion : Pre;s of Rockwell i,i\y\ Chnnhill, 30 Arch St, 1S77. [.Svo. \\i. 4-5.] 

llistorv of the progress of Poaulation of the United States from 1790 to 1370. By Edward 
Jarvi^, M.D., pre.-ident of the Ste.tistical Association. Uoston: Printed by David Clapp ;i: 
Son, otM Washington St. 1^77. [Svo. pp. 16.] 

Free Pulilic Libr;av Readins Room and Historical Association of the City of St. Aujni«- 
tine, Florida, Constitution and Bv Lav>s, Organi^.ation and list of Contributors, thus far, 
for its funnding and support, June Ist, 1877.' Albany, N. Y. : J. Munstll, Printer. 1S77. 
[8vo.pp. 11.] 

Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Socictv, at the Scmi-Annuid Meeting, licld in 
Boston, Apiil 25, 1S77. [Motto. J M'oreesler: Printed by Cliarlei llauiiiton. Central 
Exchange. 1S77. [No. G9. Svo. pp. 119.] 

Dcscrii>tion and Prospect^ of the City of St. Augnstine, Florida. [No title-page.] 

AVhat is the True Idea of the Tri-Unity of God? By Dorus Clarke, D.D 

Boston : MoiCS II. Sargent & Sons, V^. Lromtield St. 1877. [Svo. pp. !».] 

Bibhothcca Sacra. Edited bv Edwanls A. Park, George E. Day and Archibald DutT. Jr. 
With the co-op< ration of Dr." J. P. Thomp>on and Dr. D. W. Simon. Vol. XXX1\. 
Andover: Published bv Warren F. Draper. London: Trnbncr and Company. l6. < . 
[8vo. ^iii.^ SOO. Published quarterly, at Si per year, with 10 cts. for postage.] 

Metho<list Qwarterlv Review. 1877. Vol. LIX. Fourth Series, Vol. XXIX. D. D. 
Whcdon, LL.D., F.duor New York : Ncl,-on vx Philips. Cineitmati : Hirelieock & U aldcn. 
1S77. [Svo. I'p. 708. Published quarterly, at g.'.oO per year, with 12 ct--. for po-tage.] 

The New Enu'landcr. Vol. XXXVI. 1877. [Motto.] New Ilavcn: Published by W. 
L. Kin^slev. Prinre.l bv Tuttle, Moreliou.-c and Taylor. 1877- [Svo. pp. viii -lVjI. Pub- 
lished qnani.rly, at .SI i'or vear, with 12 cts. for ijo.-ta::e. After this vohime, tomincncmj 
January, 1878, the WDfk is 't>. be pullli^lK•d bi-monthly, th<' numbers rm'.'ing Irom 125 v> 
Ul pages, making 8J0 [lagcs in a ye.ir, Sub^enpne-u price the ^amc. Single uumber.s, 70.'.^ 

The American Catholic fiuaiteriv Review. [.Motto.] Volume II. From Januarv to 
October, 1S77. l'hiladeli)hia: Hardv and Mahoney, Publi-^hirs and Proprietors, ouo Chest- 
nut Street. [1S77. Svo. i)p. 7oS. Published quarti-rly, at 3;-5 per year.] 

The Ct.ngre-ational Qu itterlv. Volume XIX.— New Series. Vol. IX. Editor ruul Pro- 
prietor: R-v. Cliri-topher CiiOdiis, D.D. /\<.-oeiate Editors: lUv. H. nry A. ila/.-n. Pro:. 
Hiram M ud, D.D , Rev. W iMi mi H. Mooie. Rev. P. ay Palmer, D.D., lUv. Inrrease N. 
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U2 



Deaf /is. 



[Jan. 



DEATHS. 



Bioni.o-n-, Rev. Andrew, ll.D., in Boston, 
AjTil 1, atird 81. llo was the eldest 
Boii of the ]io;i. Timothy and Mrs. Lu'-y 
(rrosoott) Bi^'low, sivid was born at 
Groton, Mn=«., }>i:\y 7, 1705. He grad- 
uated at llurvard (.'onc;;e in 13 U. nnd 
at it* Di^^nity School in IS 17. In May, 
ISJO, l)e was ordained an evanicli^t, and 
soon after civniuencid preaciiing at K;'.st- 
port, Me., but declined an 'Tivitation to 
settle there, leaving May 27, 1821. On 
the 9th of July, 182;i, he was instrdlcd 
at Mcdford, Mass., where he oiliciated 
till Jan. 9, 1S27. In 1SJ5, be took 
churje of the Unitariap. church at Wa>h- 
inf_,ton, D.O.. for one year. On the 10th 
of AjTil, Iti.'io, he was settled at Taun- 
ton, ^lass. i"ro:n 184.3 to 1"?1.5. he was 
settled at. South Dan.-er.s, now Peabody, 
after which h.» was employed in Boston 
as Miui-ter at I/nrge, by the Benevolent 
Fnitornity of Ciuirches. He wa.< a 
pioneer in organi/.insj the Home for Aged 
and Indiijeiil remales, and the Il'njie 
lor Aijed Men in this city. He published 
"Leaves from a Journal," 1S21, an 
election sermon, in 1S3(), be;"des several 
occasional sermons. 

C'Ai.rv.'Kii,, Coramcdore Ch^^.rles Henry 
Broinedije, U.S N., in Waliham, Mass., 
Nov. .30, 1S77, aged 54. Ho was born 
in ninj;ham. Juno 11, IS".."^. and enter- 
ed tlie naval service, Feb. 27. 1S38, 
distinfjuishins himself in the wr.r lor 
the Union. He was commissioned as 
commodore, June 14, IS74. 

Campjiftl, Ht)n. Harvey, M.D., at Gro- 
ton, CoTin., Sept. 10, 1877, .Tt. ^.5. He 
was the .=on of Hon. Dr. Allen arid Mrs. 
Sarah (Kinnc) Ca.mpbell, and wr.s born 
in Vol'.intown, Conn., Sept. 30, 1792. 
He siudicd medicine with h'.s father, 
one of the mo^t popular and -ucce^sful 
physician:, of Kn/^tern (.'onn'-ctii.u: in 
his day, and afterward^ 8t Y; !e College, 
receivif.jT the degree of M.l). in 1816, 
hLs el-.^s bcinp inc third grailuated from 
the medical department (.1 that insti- 
tution. He was the first of the ramc 
ever graduated from ilie coll'uc. At 
the time of his dea'h he wa^ the last 
rcmainiiig member but one of his class, 
the suivivor being I)r. Hartwcll Carver, 
of I'ltt-ford, N. y. 

ITe m. first. Surah Cook ; =ecor.d, Eli- 
za Co'.ik, sijtors. JJoth have been dead 
many ye.irs. H:- cr.j ivcl <i larg:; nnd 

• successful practice in Volutttown and 



the adjoining towns. He was a man 
of ur.common cmr^y and ability, ami 
took an active interest in the afi'iir;. of 
his town and state. He was frequently 
a member of the General Assemi)ly of 
Connecticut, both as rejuescntative and 
^enator from his town and district. 

He was descen.led from Kobcrt' 
Can:pbell. supi>osed to have been born 
in Ulster Co., Ireland, in 1673, through 
Pr. John," Jaines'' and Dr. Allen.* He 
was the sixth of I'.ii children, two of 
v.hom survive him. He leaves eight 
children, two sens and six dauglitors. 

H. i\ DOVGLAS. 

CnATMAN, George H., in Old Saybrook, 
Conn., Nov. 8, IS.' 7, aged 8S. He was 
a descendant in the iifth generation from 
]lobert' Cliapnian (many years town, 
clerk of Saybrook, Conn.), tiirough Xa- 
th-'.niel.- Caleb,' and lilisha.'' Mr. 
Chapman was the youngest of (wclve 
cliildrcn, and Avas born June CO, 1789. 
He commenced life as a te:'.cher. After 
teaching one term he commenced tr^dc, 
and as his means im-rtased he fitted out 
as a travelling merchant, and aiter a 
while established himself as a vl-o'e- 
sale d-.aler of dry-j^oods and fancy arti- 
cles in Boston, and after some twenty 
years of successful trade, having estab- 
lislied his two eldest sons in the lanie 
busine>s, he retired to tnc paternal 
homestead at Oyster River, Saybrook, 
where the remainder of his life was 
spent. He represtntsd .Saybrook in the 
legi.sl:;ture, and was honored by his fel- 
jov. citizens with other important orrices 
of trust. The place where Mr. Chap- 
man resided descer.ded to him from the 
fir.-t settler Robert, in the line of the 
youngest son of each generation. (Mr. 
Chp.pman, .'•ome thirty or more years 
ago, erected a new hou~e on the original 
site, and in the rojf are some of the 
boards of the first tenement still iu u'ood 
])rest rvatlon.) He married Lucia TiJly 
(also a descendant of one of the Savhrook 
settlers), Nov. 3, 1814, and had "by her 
five children: 1. George U., b. .Mav 15, 
1817 ; 2. Harriet, born April 15. IS 19 ; 
3. Edward, born Dec. 2, 1820; 4. Cia- 
liisa, horn Jantiary 12, 1824 ; 6. Rob- 
ert, bom Dec. 8, 1n31. 

It vas mainly through the solicita- 
tions of the subject of this sketch and of 
the late Lchbeus Chapman of Hrookiyn, 
N. Y., that the late It^v. i\ W. Chap- 
man was induced to prepare tlic gene- 



1878.] 



Deaths. 



123 



nlotcy of the Chapman family, nncl to the 
former the compiler vn< jrn ;iMy iiuicbt- 
ccl for much inalorial nml substantial 
aid and cntouiagciniiit in the prcjinra- 
tion of that work. II. A. Chai'ma.n. 

Eatox, Miss r.mlly, in Wan.n, Mc, Sep- 
ti-mlior 20, 1S77, Kt. 60. She -was ttic 
youngest chiUl of the laio Cyrus Eaton, 
A.M., the historian of Warren, Tho- 
niuslon and llock-land, ?<Ie. (ante, xxix. 
2'2i), and was born in Warren, Oct. 23, 
1617. 

•' Mi'^s Eaton," says the Jiork'and 
Ga~ci:c of Sej)t. '27, " w.is n woman of 
very much more than ordinary iJ^tcUect- 
ual ability. From childiiood her fatlier 
took spicial pains with her education. 
She pursued a v idely CNtendcd course 
of study, which was interrui-ted in ear- 
ly wo'nanhood by the sickness which 
kept her almost a lielpless sufferer dur- 
ing the remainder of her life, AVhcn 
her father lost his sight, her eyes and 
hand v.-ere of material seivioe to hwn in 
the literary work he und'^'rtook." She 
was a groat admirer cf o\ir best jioets, 
and v.as well read in the standard au- 
thors in pro?e as well as in poetry. Slie 
was also a gifted writer. In many auto- 
grapli books are to be seen " verses traced 
with h.jr tre:nbling hand, almost always 
with some little personal allusion grace- 
fully expressed, ench bearing the stamp 
of originality, verses which for the 
futur.-! will be highly prized. "NVe are 
Bure that many \\ill recall the hyinn 
wl-.ioh she wrote for the centennial cele- 
bration of AVarren, and in which she 
succeeded so well in attaining the sub- 
limity of expression which belits the 
contemplation of a completed century, 
even in the life of a cominnuity." This 
spirited poem is printed in the new edi- 
tion of the Annals of Warren. 

She had •' a very fine apprcciatioti of 
the beautiful in )iature and art ;" and 
«' was also possessed of artistic talent in 
no mean degree. Even in her last days, 
when her hands were f arfully cramped 
by rhcuiJjati.i.Ta, slie produced f lithfully, 
in hir crayon drawings, tlie scenery in 
her vici.iity." 

The death of her father, in January, 
1875, was followed within a week by 
that of her elder siuer, Angelina, to 
w}io=o untiring care l)(;th slic and her 
fath.ei had been indebteil for their con\- 
fort. •• After the fir.-^t shook of this 
double bereavement, she widely turned 
hei cneigics to the execution of a task 
which her father had in coiitemplaiiMi 
at the liiric of \>\h di.atii, liic continua- 
tion of Lis ' Aniuds of Wiirren,' through 



the quarter of a century which had 
tli]is(;d since its publication, 'ihat this 
■was a great undertaking ftr one in her 
feeble health, \\\\\ be readily under- 
stood ; but liow labori'jus it was can 
hardly be conceived by one who has not 
had some experience in similar work. 
\\ ithout the a.ssist;'.nce of her niece, 
l.aura E. Eaton, A\ho has tenderly cared 
for her M'hile sharing this labor with 
her, she could not possibly have acc.ra- 
plished it. This work she was privi- 
leged to f.ni-.h before her death, and to 
receive a sample copy of her book from 
the pre-s." Her labor upon this work 
was performed with conscientious fidel- 
ity, stimulated by a strong desire to 
make it worthy of the memory of her 
father, whom she loved and reveied. 

The Rockland Free Press, of Octc-bcr 
3, also has an appreciative obituary no- 
lice of Miss Eaton, from which we make 
an extract : — •' She entered with enthu- 
siasm into the enterpriser of her native 
town, especially those of education. Her 
heart was tender and opened to all \vor- 
thy objects, and she had for each a kind 
and sympathizing word. None could bs 
in her co.tipany long without feeling the 
iuUuence of her noble nature, and be- 
coming a delighted listener 10 her con- 
versation." 

Edks, the r^ev. Richard Sullivan, was b. 
in Providence, 11. I., April 2-!, ISIO; 
and died at his home in Bolton, Mass., 
Aug. 20, 1S77, aged 67. 

Jle was the your.ger cf the two sons 
of the Rev. I>r. Henry and Catharine 
(May) Edes. His early education was 
in public and private seliools of Frovi- 
dence ; with Rev. George Taft, after- 
wards of Pawtucket ; with Mr. Steu- 
ben Taylor, a graduate of Brown in 
1819 (among whose otlier puj.ils were 
Dr. Edwards A. Park, of Anuover, 
and the late Gov. Johu II. Cliffjrd, of 
New Bedford) ; and for a siicrt time 
at the then newly-e^tabli^^hed Friends' 
.School ; afterwords with Rev. Benjamin 
Hunto'jn, at Canton, Ms., and v,'v.'u Mr. 
iJaniel Grcely Ingraham, of Bo-ton, rt 
wliich time his home was in tii-.r family 
of his uncle, the late Henry K. May. 
In 1826 he entered Harvard Coile^je, 
where he remained but one year, then 
transferring his connection to Brown 
University, where Dr. Waylnnd had 
become president, and was j,ruduat'd 
there in 1830. He soon entered the 
divinity school at Cambridge, and was 
graduated in the cla-s of ISol. 

In 1S3;) lie was settled in East[)Ort, 
Mc, 0:1 pastor of the Unitarian church, 



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Deaths. 



[Jan. 



and remained there six years. In May, 
1S43, lip was iiistr.llod pnstor of the 
First Church in ]5olton, M.i^s., as col- 
Ic^mie with tl:o Pov.l.-anc Alk-u, wliosC 
di-ath occurred sliorily after. Jle re- 
ti^'iiod tlic inistoral dlHcein 184S, partly 
cwin;^ to his impairLd sense of hearing, 
bnt more to his c.;n>tif.ui'.onal diilidencc 
and love of quitt study and pursuits. 
The disstdution of his ministerial rela- 
tions with t!ie Duhou people wiis but 
partial. Frequent calls were rnnde upon 
him, even to thi' end of his life, to do 
the work of both preacher and j-as- 
tor, and to these he aluays respond- 
ed cheerfully. As a member of tiie 
se'iiool comuiiltce, as one of the mana- 
gers of the town library, and especially 
as town clerk, wh'ch oihce he held for 
twenty-four years, he rendered great 
and valuable services to Bolton. Jii 
the last named oiUce, he carefully re- 
vised the entire records of the town, 
supplementing tb.eir deticior'.cies, search- 
in.:; out and addm;^ all possible facts 
and dates which could add to their ac- 
curacy and value. It was through these 
pursuits that the interest in historical 
and genealoj^ical research was awak- 
ened, which so largely occupied his later 
years ; a valualde and permanent rae- 
morial of which e.\ist< in the Address 
jirouounced by hiin on the -Ith of July, 
l>i7ri, by requist of tlie people of ]5ol- 
tcn, ,".ud which was published in pam- 
phlet form. 

Mr. hdes edited the " Journal and 
Letters of Col. John May, of Boston, 
rdiiive to two Journeys to the Oiiio 
Country in 17S8 and 'b9;" to which 
he also prefixed a brief n.emoir of Col. 
May, wlio was his n;aterrnl ijrandfather. 
Tins work was pu^di.dicd in rn eleijant 
Toiunie of iGO pajes, 8vo., by the His- 
torical and Philosophical Society of 
Ohio. [Cincinnati : I'obert Clarke l^; 
Co., 1873. j He had aiso previously 
prepared for this journal, ati account 
of the "I.»'tters and JouT!.al of Col. 
Johi. May." [Sec X. F. Hist, and Gcn- 
calog. Ileg., January, l.s7;i.j Tl.rce 
years later, he added a more full account 
of CdI. May's second joiirnoy, as above, 
the jf.urnd of wbich had then uncx- 
p.cted!y come to ll-^ht. [.See KEoisTiiu 
of January, 1S70.J 

I'.ut the work vsl.ich mo^t dee^jly ab- 
eorb'.d his attention, an'l to whic^i ho 
pnvo liimsclf with a xea' a.ul patience 
to which it would be dit'.icult to do ad- 
equate justice, was a gruoalo^y of the 
descendant.' of John May, .who came 
from En.;iand to Itoxbury, Mast , in 
IG-il. This work was nearly complet- 



ed at the time of Mr. Edes's death, and 
will pr'b ibly sOitu be publi>hed. 

Mr. Edes w.is married April 19, lSo7, 
to Mary Cushin<^, of Dorchester, da i. 
of JeroniC and Mary Cushing. Of 
their children, seven are livini^, the 
oldest being Dr. llobert Thaxter Fdf .s, 
of lloxbury. We have no space suit- 
ably to characterize the large and gen- 
erous nature of our friend, his kind- 
ly spirit, his broad culture and sympa- 
tliies, his deep interest in all suljji.>cls of 
thou2;ht and progress of the day. Hon- 
ored and loved in the eircV^ of his 
friends, with a tenderness sehhjm felt 
probably for a man, he sou;^ht no pub- 
lic fame, and kept the quiet path of a 
just and useful life. 

Kei.logg, Mrs. Harriet Walter, in Brook - 
lyn, X. Y., Svpt. 15. 1S77. She wi.s a 
dau. of John and Harriet (Walter) Odin, 
of Boston, Ma*s., and married i:i Sep- 
Uir.ber. ISll, Day Otis Keilo::^. Esq., 
of whom a memoir will be found i)i the 
llF.GiSTF.it, vol. .\.\x. pp. IIG-IS. 

Quint, Dea. Gcorje, in Dover, X. If., 
Oct. 22, 1S77, a;t. 7.5. He was bon> in 
Parsou-stleld. Me., but in early raai.hood 
rei.ioved to Dover, and for Tu'v-iive 
years resided there, during which time 
he was connected with the Cochc.'O 
Manufacturing Comp.ajiy. Tl;roughout 
these years no cue in that coinmunity 
was more deservedly respected, and no 
one wa.< more diligert in business or 
faithful in every duty. Though unas- 
suming and retiring in his habit.s, never 
seeking .sclf-prefcrruent, he wcs a man 
of strong convictions, unswerving 
•where he clearly saw his duty, and 
shrinking from no responslbiiity or 
personal sacrifice in its performance. 
Ho was a memher of the First Parish 
Church, and since IS'* had bef^Ji one 
of its deacons. In 1850 and 16.07. he 
represented his Avard in the New ilanip- 
sliire legi-lature. He had since been 
an alderman and filled other inij "i-ant 
trusts. The llcv. Alonzo H. tiuint, 
D.D., is liis only child. 

Waite, Miss Mercy, in North Brook field. 
Mass., t>ept. 14. 1^77, a. 85 y.ars, 5 
mcs. 6 days. She was a daughter of 
N.athanitl and Mercy Waite, and a gr. 
d.iu. of tie Uev. Jonatlnn Jenks, of Pro- 
vidence, it. I., %\!iom. Fr'-elo'.e, dau. of 
the Bev. Samuel Wi!;sor, who-e father, 
another K< v. .Sarr.uel Win<-'>r, m. Mercy, 
dau. of Bogor Williams. .She wa-. one 
of tlic original members of the Baptist 
church of Eafit Brookfield, loIS. 



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N^ CXXVI. 

YOL. XXXII. "- APniL, 18 7 8 



IN ME^/:CjRIA!^1 majorum. 



I'T-Bn^'IIED I.'>'I>El: Tin: I.IRICTION OF THE 

yEV---EXGi\.o:D HISTORIC, gp:n-t:at.ogical society, 



B O S T () y : 
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THE 

lIISTOiUCAL AND GENEALOGICAL 
REGISTER. 



APKIL, 1878. 



MEMORLVL OF XATILW COOLKY KEP:P, M.D., D.M.D. 

ATILiX C00LI:Y keep was bom in Longui/radou-, Mn.s., 
December 23, 1800. This ancient town had been the home 
of his ancestors for more tlian a hundred and fiftv ve^irs. Conuii'r 
into life amid its peaceful surroundings, familiar from his :nf.'ncy 
uitli the models of dignified deportn;ent wliieh abounderl in tliose 
homes of purity and piety, he there laid the foundation for thr.t 
dignity of ciiaractv'r and iicaring, lliat unswerving uprightness and 
genuine benevolence, wliich marked his course in life. 

Among the cliiof forces contributing to ilic formation of Dr. 
Keep's character must, however, be considered the por.^onal influence 
of his parents. His father, Samuel Keep, was remarkable for his 
lively disposition and his sprighlliness of mind. lie was enterprising 
and sanguine. lie attracted attention by In's pithy, sententious 
eayings, and the terse way in wliich lie would state a point had 
often considerable intluence in the town meeting, lie had great 
ingenuity and mcclianical skill, and was wont to perform with his 
own hands innny of the operations for which the aid of the carpen- 
ter, Macksmith or wheclwriolit is ordiuarilv >?ou;rht. ITis character 
m many of its traits wa^ most happily 6ui)plemented by that of his 
wife. Anno JjII^s, wlio added to the excellent ciualitie= wliich he 
po^.scssed a rare j)r.'icticai judgment. She was the balance-wheel of 
the household. E.--pecia!iy were her diccernment and sagacity vnlucd 
iu tlio treatment of disease. It would not be e^trangc if Dr. Keeps 
own knowledge of di-^ease ; his fertility In suggesting expedients for 
relief in tin: sick room and his willingness and ability to lend personal 
help iu relieving suilering in all its lorms, were a kind of natural 
inheiitanec from his m"thcr. Skill in the use of tools which hail 
heon apparent in him from childhood, seemed to mark him out for 
sonic nivchanieal pur.-uit. and his own inclInalLn led liiui to rclect,. 
with the approval cf his iricjids, the trade uf a jeweller. Iu 15 J 5, 



12(i u^^athan C. Keep. [Apiil, 

after iiavln[: cnjoyetl the iiniitctl education wlii('li the villapre gchool 
aUbrdotl, the boy of fifteen lefc his home for Xewar]:, N. J., where 
he was apprenticed to John Taylor, a nianufticturing jeweller. He 
had nearly ettinjilctcd tlic term of his indentures', wlicn a general 
6t:ignation in the je\vclry business led his em[)loyer to di>misc> his 
apprentices, and Nathan, now master of liis trade, but without the 
ojicning to which liis finished apprenticeship would naturally have 
introduced him, returned to ]jongmead(^w. 

Five years absence from the farm had strengthened his deter- 
mination to ircck his livelihood el-cwhere tliau in his native town, 
and the idea suirijestcd itself of ,'j;oin!/ to Boston and devoting himself 
to dentistry. 

This is not tlic place to enlarge upon the condition of this 
important art, and especially of mechanical dentistry, in the year 
1N21, when he first went to Boston. It is but the siniplc truth to 
say, that Dr. Keep was obliged to a great extent to make his own 
tools, and to discover for himself the best way of performing many 
of the delicate and dilHcult tasks which arc continually presenting 
themselves to the practitioner. He could have had no betttcr train- 
ing than t!)C years of apprentlc(rshij) m Newark, ■\\-herc he haii gained 
a manual dexterity and a practical exi)crience in working with niotals, 
in which the few dentists of that time were deficient. It ought not 
to pass nnnoticed that he early recognized the truth that the 
highest eminence in the specialty of dentistry involved a general 
acquaintance \y\th medical science. Under this conviction he 
attended; without interrupting the active practice of his pr(.itcssion, 
the regular course of lectures at the Medical School of Ilnrvard 
College, where he took his medical degree in the year 1827. 

Such practical training lor his professional work as he received 
■was had from J^r. John Ivandall, of Boston, who, as w^as common 
in those days, united some practice of dentistry with the general 
practice of a physician. 

During the long period of his active practice. Dr. Keep's time and 
thoughts were never selfishly absorbcl by his ])rofessional cnrcs and 
duties. He uniformly bad the good of tlic profession at heart. lie 
cherished a cordial and generous interest in the success of his brethren, 
and labored to promote among them a spirit of mutual confidence 
and good will. No one was more liappy than he to recognize the 
triumphs of the many ingenious and aljle men who, in these later 
years, have achieved distinction in the field in which he was a pio- 
neer. There was nothing narrow or exclusive in his course respect- 
ing the progress of his art, as there was nothing ungenerous in his 
character. J lis 6])irit in this respect is well exi)rcssed in the follow- 
in^ extract from an address delivered bv him before the Massachusetts 
Dental Society, on '' The Aims and Duties of the Dental rrok-sion, 
and published in 18 G5. He said : 



l.^;78.] Xathan C. Keep. 127 

" "We ONve it to ourselves to iiiakc ours a liberal profession. "Without 
enumcnii.in:^ all tliat such a jirofo'^sion eoini'rlso:'. wo may safely say that 
it requites those of its members who have ihrouiih their own ctlorts. or tl;e 
teachings of those who have prteeded tliein, made impmvenieiits in dental 
selenco, to perpetuate these imjirovements fur the lyenefit of succecdin^f 
goneratidus. and under no eircumstances whatever to desire or even to con- 
sent that their discoveries shall live and die with themselves." 

In tills address lie nl.-o refers, in characteristic terms, to the pur- 
pose of the Dental Society, wiiieh he iiad done ranch to found, and 
of ^vhic]l he was chosen tlie first president. He remarks : 

"The liberal charter which Ins been granted us by the Conimonwealth, 
and which we have this day accepted, gives us u legal existence as an in- 
stitution for raising the standard of professional edixcation, and enables us 
to cultivate harmony and good fellowship among ourselves, and, if we are 
faithful to or.r tru-:t, will secure to us a position among the educational and 
beneJiceut iustitiitions of America." 

In the same spirit he also strongly nvgcd tlie establishment of a 
" Dental ^Museum," in which rare and curious specimens of " pre- 
parations, casts, models, records of cases, and other material, rratii- 
cred in private cal.nncts and liable in a ^q\\ years to he scattered 
and lost, shall be preserved and made accessible to all who v, ish to 
study them, and thus become a substantial contribution to public 
science, and lend important aid to the advancement of dentistry." 

His ideal standard of excellence appears in the follov.-ing extract 
from the same address : 

" "We need the knowledge of every science and of e\ery art. How oftC!i 
have we been obliged to extemporize an invention when a!i instrument was 
wanted that could not be purchased ! The early education of the hand to 
execute that which the mind conceives, has prepared the way for the emi- 
nent usefulness and honorable position of many, veiy many n)erabers of the 
profession. With increased facdities for education, how bright a future 
would ov'cn before the thoroughly capable dentist I l)ut he must be a true 
man. He must possess more knowledge than he expects to use in the dis- 
charge of his immediate duties." 

On the same occasion he gave utterance to the long chcri.-hcd 
desire of his heart, the estublishraent of a " College for Training 
Dentists." He says : 

"My own predilections would favor a thorough and united dental and 
medical cduration. I should hope in such a case that the degree of M D- 
would be the lawful and merited appendage to the names of tho-e young 
men who enter our specialty. If this, however, is not yet attainable, it may 
not be entirely out of place to inquire whether Harvard Univcr.-iry might 
not api>oint profv-ssors of dentistry, and confer upon proper candidates the 
degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. AVe are admonished, also, that the 
time has come for a chair of dentistry in our hospitals." 

It is conceded tliat it was largely thiough Dr. Keep's cflbrts that 
these liopcb were at length realized. 



128 Nalhan C. Kvcp. [April, 

In 1SG8, tliroc year? after the delivery of tlic above acVlre??, there 
appeared " The first anr.ua] annouuoeinent of the Dental School of 
Harvard University, estai)lishcd to meet a want long felt by the 
dental profession of New England." "Its aim" "was declared to be 
"to ra'i.-c tlie fttuidard of dental education, by giving lliorough in- 
struction in all bi'.inclies- of science and art required Ity the dental 
practitioner."' " The connection of this school with tlic University 
furnished the profession a guarantee that its standard would be high, 
as it must necessarily be to keep pace with the other departments." 
A largo, force of distinguitlicd professors was announced, with Dr. 
Keep as the dean of the I'aculty. An Infirmary was establi.-hcd in 
connection with the ^lassachusetts General Hospital, to remain 
open throughout the year, oiTering the students great facilities for 
acquiring practical kuo-\\ledgc and dexterity. During t)ic first year 
over one tJiousnnd pn dents were there treated. 

The Infirmary has been increasingly useful, and the Dental Scliool 
has become an assured success, tliougli endowments are needed to 
enlarge its usefulness. Its establishment must be regarded as mai'k- 
ing an important era in the history of dental science. In 1870 Dr. 
Keep received from Harvard College the honorary degree of Doctor 
of Den(:d Medicine. 

The follov.ing interesting estimate of the professional career and 
general cjiaracter of Dr. Keep is furnislied by his valued friend, 
Dr. A.ugustu3 A. Hayes, long and widely known as State Assayer. 

" I have known Dr. Keep very intimately. I first knew him in Boston 
about 1830. lie was then an entlnisiast in his profession, seeking from ail 
sides information, which he digested and brought into the form of scientific 
aid in his pursuits. He was the first man, in this part of the country cer- 
tainly, wlio, after acquiring a medical education, made dentistry a distinct 
brancli. It was considered a very doubtful and hazardous thing. I 
think his instructor advised against it. It was supposed it would be 
a failure. Singularly enmigh he became eminent very soon, and his 
eminence and success tended very largely to build up dentistry as a 
profession, and I should say as an American profession, for at this mo- 
ment American dentists are not only eminent in skill, but take prece- 
dence of all others. Few men could have succeeded as he did. There 
•really v.ere no sources of information. Dr. Keep was very quick in per- 
ceiving any advantage likely to result from an improvement, and Ids prac- 
tical applications denoted great ahility and acutcnoss. He vras enabled to 
keep in advance of the science of his profession. He ventured on original 
ap])Iicatioirs of science, and became an inventor. He was one of the first 
of the originrd manufacturers of porcelain teeth in this coiuitry, and carried 
the art of the manufacture to a high degree of jirecision. Jn a competi- 
tive e.\[)Osition ho received the first premium for the excellence of his imi- 
tation of the natural teeth, and was considereil unequalled in all lliat per- 
tained to fhci niceties of t!ie manufacture. His signal ahility in this direction 
made him a master in liis art. He was also an inventor of many of the 
tools in daily use, and many of his special afla[)tations were for a time of 
high value. He fully appreciated the ])u£.sibilitie3 of his profession, and the 



ISTc.J JWitJum C. Keep. 129 

v:'Uie of personal cljamcipr, niul was foremost in advocating tlie formntion 
of (he Harvard I)o:it:iJ Scboiii ;i^ the bci^t menus of pL-rmaiiciuly securing 
r» I'igh })rofe?<ion:il .?tand:ir:i. 

'• Jn ilio daily j.raolice of liis prore-jioii, which is eminent!}' thnt of alle- 
viatiiiL' pnii» and distress. Dr. Keep corriod a sensitive and extrenielv kind 
disjvoiitioa. which won the love of his patient?:, while his skill compelled 
their admiration and respect. His tender interest in children made iiiin a 
favorite v.itU them, and otien enabled him to dispel tiieir natural timi'lity 
and fear. His kindtjoss of disposition was manifested in so many direc- 
tions that no one could approach him without being impressed by his nian- 
jier. lie never became hardened to the iudiction of pain. Jn some cases 
lie was unable to operate after a time, so intense was his sympathv with 
his jiatients. In every way he sought to alleviate j>ain. lie was ahvaya 
ready ,as a counsellor in giving cautious advice, and in holpin" to render 
rough places smooth. His gratuitous 0])erations were very numerous. He 
was a trvie philanthropist." 

Dr. Keep was the recipient of a large ininibcr of unsolicitei.l ico- 
timonliils which came to him from ihc grateful suljjccts of his skill, 
from governor? ruid senators, Itnrncd professors and preacher^, ati.'l 
from the humble and the poor as well, raid they were all accented bv 
him as they were sent, in licarty good faith, and with unati'ectc'd 
delight. 

Any sketch of Dr. Keep w<add be incomplete without some allu- 
sion to the celeb}-ated trial of IVof. Jolni AV. "\\'ebsrcr for the mur- 
der of Dr. I'arkman in Ib.JO, in wliich tri.il he v.as a leading wit- 
ness. On his single testimony the fate of the unhappy man was seen 
by all to depend. One of the eminent counsel remarked, in nfci-- 
ence to Dr. Keep, ''Not for the Avorld would I stand in his place 
and take tlie responsibility resting on him." 

IS'o one knew t!ie im]>ortance of his testimony better than Dr. Keep 
himself, or could foel it more deeply. His knowledge of the case was 
positive and definite, and his duty was plain. "With all the clea)-ncss 
characteristic of his accurate mind, lie g-ave in his testimony with 
orderly piecii;ion, coming at length to tlie eulmiuaiing point,' v, hen, 
under an awful sense of his responsibility, he pronounced the words 
which, he well knew, must consign to an ignominious dcatli an 
eminent member of a kindred profession, who ha|i{.ened, moreover, 
to be among the first to speak a coidial word to hiui wlien he came 
a stranger to Boston, and with whom he had always been on friendlv 
terms. It is not surjirising that overcome by his emotions he burst 
into tears, unable to proceed, while the court and all present were 
visibly moved. It was a memorable scene. If the euiinent Justice 
who presided at the trial was scarcely able to command his fcelinn- 
whcn ))ronouucing the sentence of death upon the wretched culprit, 
how ForcJy must the sensitive heart of Dr. Keep have been v.-runL--. 
Nvlicn at the stem call of justice lie was thus compelled to utter tliv 
testimony which constituted the warrant and ground for that drea , 
fientence of the law ! 

VOL. XXXII. 12* 



130 .Nalhcm O. Keep, [Apri!, 

Dr. Kccji's (lomostlc life was incit linppy, and he Jid not neglect 
it. His Avifc (J^ut:iii Haskell) died in l-SGS, after a wedded Hie 
most true and tender, of thivty-eiL;lit years duration. Tiii? irre- 
parable loss had been preceded by another great grief, the death of 
his elder son, Samuel Hamilton, -who had chosen his father's pro- 
fession, and Avas in aotiAC and successful practice as his partner. 
Notsvithstanding these great afilictions, his home was always a 
sunny and a happy place. As a father he was wise and loving, ever 
watchful of his children and thoughttul of their welfiire. Many 
carefully treasured letters attest the tender counsels with which he 
contiinially followed them whenever they left home for a longer or 
shorter stay. 

He mam'fested tln-oughout life an almost j)aternal interest in his 
brothers and sisters. He was the oldest of six cluldren, and up to 
the time of his leaving home shared with his motlicr in the care of 
the younger memljers of the family. As long as ho was able to 
write he correspoiukd regularly with them, and in many ways was 
constantly imparting sympathy and aid. His tender devotiou to 
his surviving lister was especially noteworthy. 

Dr. Keep came from a religious family, several of whose mem- 
bers have been clcrgvmcn. In early life he united with the Con- 
gjregational church in Newark, X. J. In Boston lie was for many 
years an esteemed member of the Bowdoin Street Church ; after- 
wards of the Essex Street Church, and at the time of his death he 
was connected with the Central Congregational Church. 

His religious experience was cahn and equable, sui>ject to no re- 
markable alternations, but finding its fit expression in the regular 
ordering'' of his life in obedience to the precepts of the di\ine word, in 
the quiet and faithful discharge of his religious duties, and in the 
cheei'ful hope of a blissful immortality, 

Ha-\-ing lived to relievo human suflcring and to promote man's 
pliysical health ; having largely aided in building up a liberal 
profession and securing it to the world ; having gained the confi- 
dence and enjoyed the society of large numbers of the cultivated 
and the good ; at jK-acc with God and his fellow men, he closed his 
long and useful life on the 11th of March, 1875, attended by the 
aftectionatc ministrations of his sister and his two daughters, aud 
Jbllowed by the tender recollections of numerous personal friends. 



Ic78.'| Letter of Itev. Exptricncc ^faijhcic. 131 



LETTER OF THE KEV. EXlM-nUEXCE MAYIIEW, 1758. 

Communicated by Ji-rfmiah Coi.nvnN', A.M., of Boston. 

THE writer of llic following letter, the Kev. Experience jMoyhew, 
was a laii^sionary to the Indians on Martha's Vincyarci. He 
was born January 27, IG73, and at the age of twenty-one, in March, 
1G91, commenced jtreaching. He was a son of the Kev. John and 
a trrandson of Gov. Thomas Mavhew. ''The language of the Indians 
was famihar to him from a ciiild ; and in consequence he wa^ 
employed by the commissioners of the Society in London for the 
Pro])agation of the Gospel in New England, to make a new version 
of the Psalms and the Gospel of John." He died Xov. 20, 175S, 
aged 85 years, 10 mos., 2 days. A list of his publications is given 
in the notice of him in Allibone's Dictionary of Authors. Other 
notices of him will lic found in Drake's Dictionary of American 
Biogvapb.y, Allen's American Biographical Dictionary, and the 
American Quarterly iicgister, vol. xv. p. 497. The "Corporation'* 
mentioned in tlic letter is the Society for the Propagation of the 
Gospel in New England, whose "commissioners" are also mentioned. 

Honorable Sir, Chilmark Jan 10, 1758. 

I lliiok mv self oblifred to inform you of an Atiair which I think very 
rauc'i concerns the lionorabl? C'orporation, as well as ray Self, and iu;.s i^ 
not thf. lirst Time of my writing to you about it. 

There is a tract of land lying within the Bounds of Tisbury Munnour 
alias Chilmark on tliC nnith side of this Island two or three Mile> west- 
w.ard of the Gay head Neck, and docs contain in it, as I Supuse, 7 or S hun- 
dred Acres ; which Loud has generally been suposed to belong to the hon- 
orable company, but hns of Late years ha?, I supose near half of it, been 
claimed by ihc Heirs of mr Mather Mayhew many [years] since deceased, 
and tlicy have sold ar:d taken Possession of a considerable part cf it And 
have soiled some Fa>nilies on it, and divided the whole among them of that 
claimed by them. The whole Tract above discribed is the same wluch 
Many years agoe I laid cl[a]ime to one half of, but by an Agrement with the 
honorable commissioners, and with consent of the honorable Corporation 
had about an eighth part of it confirmed to me, by an lustrument bearing 
Date 'Sou. 7, 172'), auJ liavin;; as I tliou/ht a good Title to it, h:ive Sold 
it, but now the Persons I Sold it to arc- Thretened to be ejected out of it, 
or part of it a least. — But now, stil suposinjr the corporations Title and 50 
mine to be Good, I do tarnenly desire tlu; honorable commissioners to take 
ca.'e to defend the companies liight in doing which they will^ al.^o drfcnd 
minu and I a:n willing to boar my }tart in doing this. One Shubal Chay- 
ham who w ould formerly have obtained a long Lease of the.se Laud3 of the 
honorable commissioii'jrs bus sincu cho; o i«» bu\ some of others and soemes 
to think he can liold them. The Ground of the claim of tliese ^len. I 
think to be such that if they can hold what they now contend for, the Gay 
head ncfk it self will h-. in dang^^'• of ^'<"'ing next, so that, as may be easily 
made 'evident, but writing in now diliicult to me by reason of the lulirmities 



132 ^olcs on John AJani.^ of JVoi'a Scotia. [April, 

of Age. being within a few day? of 85 — But I ihink if the IlnnDriblc 
coniisiioners wouKl ]iK\'ise to improve mr Jon:xthan Allon to Search into 
tlio writings which will give light into this Atlair it might be of Goo<l ser- 
vice, 1 liiink he is c;ijia!)lo of it, and would bo faithl'nl in it, and that he 
alroady ^|'.■et(y w»'ll understands ir. — I hope the commis.-ionors will take 
it well tiiat J. suggest these things to them, tho with a shaking lianil, and a 
Weak head. This with uiy humble Duty to you and the rest of them is all 
at present thouglit needful by Your humble & obedient ser\'ant 

3:^X1'"=* Maviif.w. 
[Addresed :] To [ The Honorable j Andrew Oliver | Esq' | 
In Boston 1 Pr. M' Homes. 



NOTES ON THE HON. JOHN ADAMS OE NOVA SCOTIA 
AND BOSTON. 

J"OIIN ADA]\IS, the exact dates of whose birth and death are unknown, 
was tho son of Johr. and Avis Adams, of Boston, Mass. He married 
Hannah . Children of John and Hannah Adatiis : 

IlANN.ai, bap{. S'.'pt. 17, 1099;* m. Hibbert Newton, of Halifax, N. S., and 
Boston. 

Thomas, bapt. March 30. 1700.* 

Avis, bapt. Dec. i27, 1701.* 

Akijah, bapt. May 17, 1702.* 

Joux, bapt. March '26, 1704;* d. Jan. 1740, a:. 3C, in Cambridge. " IJe 
was a poet and linguist, and first settled as minister at Newpoit 
Congregational clnircri. r..l.,A}jril 11,17-JS; dismiised Feb. 25, 
II.IO ; afterwards settled in Piiiladelphia." llis poems were pid> 
lishcd in Boston, 171.5, with a preface by li''s uncle MuttLcw 
Atlams. Murdoch's IJi=;tory of Xova Scotia, vul. i. p. 39S, men- 
tions '* Johu Adams, ton oYl\Ir. Adams of the council of N. S., 
as on hoard a vessel attacked by Indians in 1722." 

In early life the Hon. John Adams must have been a shop-keeper in 
Boston, as the Rev. Hugh xVdams. v.riting from Charleston, S. C, addresses 
a letter " to his dearly beloved brother John Adams, shop-keeper, Boston," 
announeiug the death of " our godly mother. Avis Adams, from yellow 
fever, Feb. 23, lCOO-1700." He also mentions in a diary or letter the 
expedition against Annapolis (Royal) in 1710, "wherein Iliad so much 
concernment of natural atlectiou for my eldest brother John Adams, v.ho 
also weiit in said army with a company in Sir Cliarles Hobbey's regi- 
ment.'' iJev. Hugh Adams waii born in 1G7G. 

"John Adams of Boston shop ke.pe'r," buvs estate in 1700. "N by S 
to Box" Sr* ft.; N W by widow Walter 4o ft. c<cc."— Bk. 20, p. ooO, J^cj. 
Deeds, Ihs{07t. 

"Johu Adams and wite Hannah" sell above, 1701. — Bk. 20, p. oCl, 
lieg. Deeds. Jl/s'on. 

"John A<latji-. shop keeper," buys a mortgage, 170C. — Bk. 20, p. lOG, 
Jicj. Dctds, l-ivs'.oa. 

In Aiken's Nova Scotia Paper.? John Adams is first mentioned April 29, 
1720. The next mention of him is this: 

" At a council hold ac the Lieut' Governor's house, in Lis Majesty's fort of 
Annapolis Boyal on Sa:. the 1 G of Sep' 1727," present John Adams, &c. <Scc. 

" In council April JO, 17ol, John Adams i»rayed leave of absence for 
• TwCfX/rUs First ChuicL and Old South. 



18VS.] Church Record.^ of Rev. Ihirjh Adams. 133 

twelve Djcntlis (o go (o Britain for soiiio rern-f, in con^idcrntion of lii» scr- 
V'cos. riT'.'l asked for a •.•ortificate of his coiulncl from the LicuL' Governor 
:ti(1 his omrioil — all of which was grautecl." (See note, Nova Scolia Ar- 
chives, page 10, Murduo.h's fli.story.) 

'• Joliii Adnms caino uoin Boston. Hi'; nppoinimcnt to the council bear? 
date of AjM-il 28, 1720. lie administered the Government as smior coun- 
cillor on tlie death of Gov. Armstrong, from Dec. 17b'J uiUil ]\Iay follow- 
ing, lie returned to liostou in 1740, with the consent of the council, hav- 
ing been compelled from blindness to relinquish his duties at Annapolis. 
He afterwards petitioned the British government for some small remune- 
ration for his services while in command, biing reduced almost to a state of 
poverty." — Nova Scotia Cuuncil Books — Governor's Letters. 

"John Adams in 17-12 gave wife Hannah power to act for him." — Boston 
Accords. C. B. E. 

Cambridge, j\Iajss. 



CHURCH KECOKDS OF REV. HUGH ADAMS. 

Prixcipally at Oysthu River Pakisu (^-o^v Dukham), N. IT. 
Commanlcatcd by the Hqii. S\mukl C. Ai>\ms, of M'ost Xewfiehi, Mo. 
[Continued from volume xxx. p. C2.] 

172.3. Baptisms, etc. 

June 2. Sarah Daniel, wife of John Daniel. 
'• 17. James Criiclict, Int"'- of Elias Critchct. 

" 20. Elizabeth Smifli. Eldest Dau. of the wid""', our next neighbor. 
" " Olive Leaihcis, Inf of Edward Leathers. 

'•' " Hannah Buzxel, the young sis'.er of Sarah "Williams, \s-ho stood 

for lier. John's dau. 
" 30. Abigail l^ebbcy, maiden. 
'• " Samuel Perkins, luf" of Mary Perkins. 

" " Mary Perkins, her Daug^, 12 yrs old. 

July SO. Anne Bamlord, Inf* of Robert Bamford. 
Augt' ] I. jS'aihaniel RarJol ^^ his wife Mary Rendal, & their children 
'' '• Miles Rendal, Nathaniel Rendal. 

'•' 22. Elizabiih Mackhutchin, Infant Dau^ of John Mackhutchin. 
»Sept. 1. Samuel <Jc Hannah Hay, ch" of Hannah. 
" S. IMartha Glover. Joseph .Jack?on. 
" 1-5. "Wm. Lrathers, Jua\ a Batdulour. 
Oct^ 27. Sarah Bodge, the wife of B. 1^. and 
John 'f 

E!iz:ibeth y Bodge, her children. 
Mary ) 
Dec' 1. Lydia V.'illiams. Inft: D.au of Samuel. 
" &. Samuel Jamos Stevens, Inf* of James S. 
«' 15. iVa'.haniel lliii. luP of S:annel «.^ Sarah Hill. 
« 29. Hannah Jiurnum, InO of Robert. 
1723-4. 
Jau' 2. . Samuel ^ 

Nathuuicl I Burnura. GrandJiihlr.en of Capt* Natli'- ITill. All 

Joshua j' in their iiiinority. 

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134 CAurc/i Ti'cconh of lu.v. Ih!(jli Adams. [April, 

Jan^ o. Then at our liousc, Simon Tol:o. Indian manservant, owning 
his P.aptismal Covenant. 1 ba'.iti.^eil our Iiuliau woman ser- 
vant. IMaria, anu tlu-ir Inlant horn in our house. Scipio. 

Joilniii CKoslev ; Phobe Cho=^lev, Son (t dau' of L' Philip 
Cheslev. 

Samuel VViiley, Inf of John Willoy. Jr. 

Sarah Tonipson. 

W MarkdonaUl, luP of Robert 31. 

Samuel Tuni}\-;on, son of Rob' »S: Abigail. 

Rutli lluekons, Inf of James II. 

James Nock, Inf of Elder Nock. 
Abraham Stevenson and Mary, his Inf Dau. 
" " Mary Daniel, maiden. 

'' 12. Tabi'iha Demerit, wife of Eli Demerit, Jun'. 
Samuel Demerit, her Infant j-on and 
Abigail Pitman, her si?ter. 
May 2'!. Derry Pitman, Mary Stevens and her si'^ter Hannah Tomnsou. 
*' 27. Elizabeth Burnura, who was v.'ouvidcd by the Indians the ilili. 
the day Gtorge Cliesley was killed, the evening before she 
died I baptized at her penitent rerjuest. 
June 7. Eliphalet Daniel, the young sou of Sarah D. 
'' " Ann<^ Siuo and her dau' Judith Siu;. 
" 21. ])anieMVarner, of Portsmouth. 
« " Elizabeth Amblor. lut^ dau. of Eld. John. 
« " Mary Rennolds, Infant of Job R. 
At I'ortsm", Sarah M.^ckfrr.-deris. 

At Oyster. River Pari.-h, I liaptized John Tompson, Jun'. 
Hannah I'crkiuf:, maid,;n dau' of Samuel. 
Ebcnczer Chesley, lui'aut son of Jonathan. 

William Jackson, ") y • •* 
■p . . ,, ' f In minontv, 
l>cujamm • f diildren of our sister Mary. 

Menbah ) 

" 30. Jo?eph Laskoy. 

" " Peter, the Negro servant cf Peter and Sarah Mason. 
Sep' 9. Being a day of Fasting (S: Prayer, kept by our Church at the 
house of Dea. John \Villiamson account of some Pjeteruatu- 
ral Troubles about tiu-ir house, preaching from those texts 2 
Cor. 12 : 7 «?l- 1 John 3: 8. Then I baptized 
Mary Allen, Infant dau. of B' John Allen, 
lohabod Bcdge, son of Benjamin & Sarah B. 
" 13. Benjamin Bodge, aforesaid. 
Oct". 4. Deborah Matoon, InP Dau. of Richard. 
" '' Margaret "Wilicy, Infant Dau. of W" Willey, 
" 11. John Carfor, Infant of John Carter. 
" 18. Deborah Bickford & her children, 
John "1 

Temperance Ij^j^j^f^^j^ 
Joaiiua [ 

Deborah J 
Dec. n. Benjamin 2^Iathe.>, 31 yrs. old. Died the evening after. 
'• l.j, Beijiamin Gliiten. 



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187S.] Church Records of Rev. Hugh Adams. 135 

1724-5. 
Feb'' '2. Thomus Tasli. 

" 21. .laivns Stf'vciis, Infant son of James. 
March 7. Joseph Dnnic!, tlie son of John. He i^oing out to ^V.1r before 

1725. the next Subb-iih. 

Mr.rch 2£. Josoj^h Danifl, son of Joseph D. 

]:^zckiol J^cath«i>, Abcdne^'o Leathers. 
John Mason, Infant of .losoph M. 
April 11. liijliof Bunker, Dau. of Mary Douinore, Quaker. 
May 2. Jorouiiah Bunuuu. Inf of John Cc Lydia. 
'' 6. Eli/abeth Tonipson, Inf of Jonaihan. 
" 10. Abigail William-. ];,P dau. of Saiuiieh 
'* 30. Kljcnozer Bickfcrd, Inl'^on of Eliezor. 
July 15. Zcbulon Doe, Inf of Sampson Doe. 
" " IMargaret Groirs, Int* of Geo. Greirs. 
'• *' Jo.^iah Doe. Infant of Duniol Doe. 
" 18. Christian Kinkaid, wife of Xaphtali. 
*' " Sarah Che-ley, InP of Ichabod Chesley. 
S'jlomou Sius, sou of Anne .Sius. 
Ilannali Stevenson, Int"* of Joseph S. 
Sarah Y>'iiIt'Y, InP of Samuel. 
Kobert Iluokfiis. Inf* son of John IT. 
Sarah Kendal, InP of "William Oc ITannah. 
Bi-ijjamin Bodge, son of ]3crijamin, about 12 yrs. old. 
Benjamin Bickiord, Inf of Joseph. 
David Dani'jl. 12 yrs old. 

Abigail Daniel, o yrs. old. children of our sister Jane Daniel. 
IIann,'h Xenney, unmarried. 

Sarah Leathers. Infant of Edward. 

Samufcl Langley. Infant of Dea. .hiUiS?, Langley. 

liobort i\Iason, InP of Joseph Mason. 
« " Jacob Buzzel. Lit^ son of John. Jnu'. 
May 1. Elizabeth AVheeler, InP jf Br^ Joseph. 
" " Hannah Iluekens, Inf* of Hannah iv James Huckena. 
" " Jonathan Davis, son of Solomon Das is. 
'•' 22. Hid.bard Sccvcns. InP son of Hubbard. 
•'* 23. Nafhaniel Tumjison, InP- of John, Jun'. 

June A. Sam'uA ' ^^^^^^^ tl'C ^'^ litih. sons of B' Samuel 
William ) ANilhams. 

" 5. IMary Chesley, InP of Capt. Jonathan C. 

" " Joseph Huck.Mis. ab' 12 vears old. 

" Hannah D.ivis. InP of Sam'- Davis. 

" 12. JCIizabeth Williams wife of Samuel. 

" " Mary Davis, dan of the Widower James. 

=' " Mary Carter, Iid'aiiL of J.jhn Carter. 

" 19. James <S; Mary llnzzel ; Jiachel Huckens. 

*•' " Solomon »k X'athaniel Jenkings, Infant Twins of Elizabeth 

Jenkings. 

" 25, Mary, fidoptcil dan' of John Ilanlififrs. 

" " John\^ Annie E!i<c children of Jom ph K. 

. " '' Joscpli & Surah Elice, at her request. 



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156 Chiu'ch Jlccords of lie v. Hugh Adams. [April, 

June 25. ?lary Slie))liorcl, Infaiii of Jolin. 

" " James Gyiisuii, InP of Widow Anne Gypson. 

" 26. Jv)lin Glynos & «;istcr Abigail Glyno?. 

" " Abel Lcatlicrs & bis sister Abiirail Leatbers. 

" " Klizabclb Allen, aged wife of Tbomas Allen. 

'•' " Martba IJfown, \\ifo of William Pirown. 

" " Jolui l>ro\vi», bcr Infant son. 

" « Walter Willey, Juf of Jolm Willey, Juu'. 

o ' r » > ormwood. 

.T>usanua ) 

Abigail Allen, luf of Jobn c^- IMary Allen. 
Kli/aijeLli Williani-s ; Mary liurnnm. 
*' 28. Jo.^cj.h AdaiUii, my own & my N^ifc's infant sou on the Cth day 

of its ai:e. 
« " Jonatban Hill, Inf* of Samuel Hill. 
Paul "j 
Sep* 11. Samuel . Cbe.lev, cbiidren of L' Philip Che.ley. 

l)el)0iah j 

Catharine ] 

" 17. Maruarel I tt i i -n ra i 

,, '^ ;- iiugney. children oi banmei. 

Mary | o J- 

Hannah J 

" 18. Temperance Dudey, Inf of Joseph Dudey. 

« 25. Pvobert Torapson, Inf of Robert. 

" '' William Fowler, s'^n of Morice. 

Oct^ 2. Tbomes Stevenson, Inf of Joseph S. 

'' " Hannah Chcriley, Inf of Jchabod C. 

" 9. Samuel Emerson, Inf of Isiicah E. 

,, - c ' f Cheslev, dau" of Samuel. 
" *• Susanna) •' 

" 30. John Taskcr. 

John ) 

'' " Jemima j- Kent, child" of John K. 

Penjamin ) 

" " Margaret Doe, wife of Daniel. 

Sarah Edgorly, Tnf of John. 

Nov. 20. Theu I liajitizefl publicly "Wiliiam Dam born Deaf »x Dumb, 

of a Quaker father of the .«ame name, who by silent sirens 

bchaveil himself seriously and decently in order during the 

solemnity (about 17 yrs old). ]^>le;sed be God in Chriit. 

Thomab Williams, Inf sou of Samuel. 

Robert Drisco, Inf* of Cornel iu?. 

Lydia Kcniston ; Elizabeth York, maidens. 

Caesar Sanders, Free Negro. 

in. Job Rennolds, Inf of Job «S:/lIannah R. 
Eli7.al>eth Demerit, son of John Demerit. 
Maiy lialfiird. Adult dan' of James. 
Anno lUiz/.f-ll, young dau' of John, Sen'. 
Phebe Jirown in the 15'' year of her age. 

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ADDL'KSS OF THE JIOX. ^^lAHSIIALL P. WILDER. 

Di.iivi.ict.1 at the Annual Mt-ori'ig of tl:o N:.m-I:noi.ani) Hisiojuc, Gene.vi.ooicai, 
SociKTV, January 2, 1^78. 

Gr.NTLEME>i or TIJE SOCIETY; 

As?emb]c(l as ^\■c are at tliis intorcstinLT se;i?on of the year, 
permit nic to cxlciul my congratulations to caoL one ol' you on your 
pcri=onal welfare and the prosperity of our institution. 

For ten sucr-eisive years you have favorcLl me Avitli the presidency 
of our association. Tlie position is lionorable, tlic service is ag''ec- 
nblc, nad its objcits are in consonance with my disjio.Tition and taste. 
I tiK.rcfore acrain accept of your kind suflra£(es, and tender you my 
licartfolt gratiiude for tlie di-riinctioi!. wliich you have so often con- 
ferred on me. 

AVe enter this day on the duties of a new year, lioping tliat it 
may be to us i)0t]i happy and prosperous. But while I o-jup-atuhite 
you on t];e preservation of the lives of so many of us, and especially 
those who have been engaged actively in the prosecution of our 
work, we should remember that death has again invaded our ranks. 
By ti'.c report of our historiograplicr, the ]\ev. Sumucl Cutler, it 
will ))e seen we have last year lost a larger number of members than 
during any foimer year, if we except 1675. The whole nuuiber of 
members who died in 1877 is thirty-three, so far as heard from. 
The deaiiis in 1875 were thirty-eight. Tlie whole number of deaths 
for tlie first twenty -three years was about 27G, or an average of 
about one a montl; daring that time, and the whole number from the 
organization of the society to this date has been 514. The whole 
rambcr of memorial slcctches read by the various historiographers is 
434. We have in some years sustained great hisses by the decease 
of ofHcers who had been prominent anvl distinguished for their services 
in behalf of the society, but v.'C have cause of thankfulness that of 
this class a less numl>er than usual have been taken from us in 1877. 
Among those who have ])assed away the last year, we deplore the 
loss of two ofnccrs — the Jionorary vire-prcsident fur North Carolina, 
and the vice-president for Xew IIainj)shire. 

Hon. Silas Nelson ]\1ai:tix, honorary vice-president for North 
Carolina, was distinguished alike for his knowledge of history, and for 
the many jniblic trusts with ^v}lIch he had been honored, riiing above 
all personal interests, and universally esteemed fn* his caj»ability, 
intcgiity and culture. Hi-' death ^^•'as deeply dejdored by the citi/cns 
of AVilmington, wliere lie resided, among whom, and throughout 
the state of North Carolina, he h.ad exercised a powerful and a 
li.X])])y influcuce. 

VOL. xxxn i;^ 



13'S J'resident Wilder s Address. [April, 

Rev. Asa I). Smith, D.D., LL.D., cx-prc<ldont of Dartmouth 
Co!loi::o, and vicc-jtrcsulcnt of our soc-iLty for Xcw Ilanipsbhc, hiis 
(luickly followod Mi. Townc, our foruior vice-president for that 
state. Dr. .Smith was widely known a^^ a distinguished schohir, and 
a man of deep rehLiious imj)ression:? and lirmness of eliaractcr, which 
c:uincntly quahlicd Jiim for the positions whicii lie. occupied . "Whether 
ns professor, pastor or president, he commanded the respect of all who 
knew him ; but as tlic historiograj)her has already reported fully, I 
refrain from further remarks, except to say that in liis death wc 
mourn in comnjon with the public tlie loss of a very able, good and 
useful man. 

Nor should wc fail to record in the events of the last year, the 
decease of another, who, although of foreign birth, was an honorary 
member of our society — known througbiOuL the world as an illustri- 
ous historian and scholar, a renowned statesman and patriot. I 
refer to Louis Adoj>im{k Tuieks, ex-president of Trance. His 
life cov^r^ some of the most eventful periods of the history of that 
empire and republic. Tlirough the various revolutions of France to 
the close of liis administration as president of the republic, for 
more than half a century, he wielded a strong influence on the 
progress of constitutional liberty and the destinies of France. But 
through all the varied and mixed duties of his life, he never lost 
his l')ve for historical research. Of this he assured us in his 
autograjih letter of acceptance of nu-rabership sixteen years since. 
As an evidence of his interest and fidelity as a historian, he be- 
queathed his residence, library and works of art for public use, 
to be forever kept as memorials of his interest in history, in the 
cause of education, civil liberty and the welfare of his country. 
lie leaves a name that will survive while genius, learning and patri- 
otism shall have a place in the hearts of his countrymen. 

Thus one by one we pass away 
Like iliwera that bloom but fur a day ; 
Like flowers that clo£e with early night 
To bloom agiiin in heavenly light. 

But few remain of the eaidy members of the society, save liere 
and there a revered relic, who, like the trees of the priniitive forest, 
still gtand as enduring; memorials to remind us of the gratitude we 
owe them for laying the foundations of our society ; and to excite 
us to continued eifort in the noble work of preserving and perpetuat- 
ing the liistory and genealogy of our day and generation, that those 
who are to succeed us may emulate our example for all coming time. 
Many have fallen during this period, but others have risen up to aid 
in carrying on the work of the society. 

The reports of tiie Aarious dei)artments which are to be submitted 
to-day, alford gratifying evidence, not only of the hcaltliy and pros- 
pcrou.-i condition vi' our institution, but of the continued interest of 



1878.] 2''rc$ident Wilder s Address. 130 

one incinbors niul patrons ic the o])ioct3 it seeks to j>romote. Xor 
sl'.oiiid wc ♦kil cspet'ialJy to he gratcliil for the f:ict, ih;it :iinul-t tlie 
continued ilej>rc:>?ioii of bui^ine.-s anil general depreeiati'Ui of value?, 
our inve-tnicuts still remain sountl, autl arc yielding us liheral iji- 
tcrcst. 

And now a^ we arc entering on iiio second century of our repub- 
lic, I have thought that a retrospective view oi" what tiie society h:is 
accomplished in the thirty-three years of its existence, together with 
some suggcstiuns in regard to its funuc wants, might be bnh in- 
teresting and profitable ; and 

I'^irst, it has brought togotlior during its existence a b'-uid of de- 
voted and ;:ealou3 eo-workerSv whoso successive and gratuitous ser- 
vices have jjiveu to Xew Kn<jland and the world results of inesti- 
mable benefit. 

Second, it has gathered a library of over fourteen thousand vol- 
umes and forty-six tliousnnd jnimpldots, mostly histi:>rieal, illustrative 
of the history and the influence of Xew England character, pri)iei- 
ples and life. It has been freely oijcnctl to all who desire to search 
its archives, aud has been of incalcidablc service to those who have 
compiled or are compiling local histories and genealogies. J^Iany 
of these are very rare, and son)e are not to be found elsewhere. 

Third, it has secured, remodelled and paid for, at an expense of 
over forty thousand dollars, the Society's House, so situated ajul 
constructed that our historical and literary accumidations are in vcy 
little danger from ilic. while a spacious vault, jicrfeetly fire-proof, 
furnishes a safe depository for manuscri])ts and other tieaiures whicli 
cannot be replaced. The building is convenient in its arrangements 
and tasteful in its architecture ; but it is evident that its capacity is 
not sufiieient, even for otu' present wants, and ere long it mu;t be 
enlarged to meet the denuinds of the growing age. 

I'oiirth, in addition to the first great wants, that of a library and 
a house, the society has acf(in'red funds to the amount of more than 
twenty-nine thousand dollars, satily invested, for the payment of 
the librarian's salary and various other purposes ; and what is ilatu- 
nate, "we possess in JJr. Dean a gentleman of scholarly cidtine and 
capacity, one who is familiar with the history of Xew England and 
the country, and who is willing at a moderate conipen.^atiou to 
consecrate all his energies to oiu* work. ThcsC were great a)id jjn- 
perative demands, all of which have been responded to most gene- 
rously by our fellow citizens, and will constitute honoral»le memori- 
als of their interest in our behalf. Jt is especially gratifying to an- 
nounce at this time, that we have recently learned that a bequest of 
five thousand dollars has been left us by Mrs. Anne E. V. .>cvcr, 
widow of the late Col. Jan)cs "Warren Sever, a respected member of 
this society, in accordance with the wl.-h of h.er late husband. 'Jhi>, 
together with the bcfjuests of Mrs. ]iu>-sell and Mr. I'radbnry, 
make ten thousand d<'llars left us v.iihin a few yeui.-. J^et others 
do likewise. 



110 President Wilder s Address. [April, 

Fifths it Ims publi.<lie(l tliirty-onc yearly voliunc:< of the Xcw- 
Englnnd Uistoiicul .iiul Cionealogical IJcgiitcr, coutaining over ihir- 
tccn tlionsami p-igos of matter pci'tainiiig to history, biogra[)Iiy aud 
genealogy. It has here pul>li5;hcd i>ne luiiuhetl and eleven t^tccl 
pof trails, all of them gooil, and some of tliein of high character as 
works of art, besides furnishing numerous engravings, such as 
coats-of-arms, old houses, and fac-similcs of autogra})hs ; ajid has jwe- 
servcd in print numberless documents and u still larger imn\ber of 
facts which ^vould otlierwise liave been lost. These have already 
been of nuich use to the readers of tliat work. AVhat is not of less 
iniiiortance, the Register has taught the general p\iblic what many 
scholars knew before, the historical value of letters, wills, deeds and 
other ])apers, heretofore considered of little use, and thus has led to 
their preservation. Besides the wills and inventories scattered 
through its pages, it has ijublished from the liles abstracts of more 
than one hundred not on record in the Sutfolk office in Boston. 
]Most of the portraits have memoirs, a great portion of which are of 
members of our society. In addition to these, our magazine contains 
memorial sketches of more than four hundred deceased members. 

The llegister has largely }>romoted the oljjects and extended the 
intluence of the society : and has attained an age and popularity 
rarely accorded to aiiy sindlar periodical. With this month it com- 
mences its thirty-second ^ulume. A\'ith every year it has become 
more and more valuable, and is a library in itself. Xo other p-ub- 
lication within my knowledge contains such an amoinit of jjiaierial 
for history, biography and genealogy. It is both rare and unir|ue ; 
in fttct, is a storehouse of material which is liighly ap])reci:ited by all 
engaged in the study of tlie history of Xew England, and tlie gen- 
ealogy of its inhaljitants. No other work is so rich in materi;;! ? which 
give an insight into the history of the people (->f Xew England, the 
manners, customs and mode of living in bygone days. So valuable 
has it become, that an entire set of the volumes of the Ticgi.-ler has 
brought from one hundred and forty to one hundred and iifty dollais, 
and a single volume to complete the series has recently been sold at 
twenty-ll\e dollars. 

The lieglster is the organ of our society. Its object and scope, 
as exprcs-ed in the original desif^n, was "to garher u[> aii'l plar-e in 
a pcrmaneiit form the scattered and decaying reords of the domesiic, 
civil, literary, religious and political life of the people of the United 
States, and particularly of Xew England ; to rescue from oldivion 
the illustrious deeds ansl virtues of our ancestors ; to [)(,*rpetuate 
their honored names, and to trace out and preserve the genealogy 
and pedigree <jf their families."' How well this has been done may 
be seen in the varied mass of information, historical, arduoologieal 
and genealogical, which its pages contain. Every issue brings to 
ligkt S(nne new and impoiiant intbrmation of great interest in mat- 
ters pcriaiiiing to the history of our country. It is a va-t de[)o-ito- 



1878.] President Wilder s Address. 141 

ry r«ir rcterencc, and contnins much not elsewhere to be foinid. 
]t is jickuowlcdjiod to be the most valuable colleetiun of ]u^tol•ical 
aiid fjoncalogica) papcrcj ever iniblislied in our own or iu our tather 
1:'.U(1. It is a noMc monument of tlie knowlei«:;:e, zeal and industry 
of tlic various editors and eonimittees of publication through tliis 
long series of years, alike valuable to the i^tudent of historv, the 
man of letters and the lover of his country. ''It is," says our as- 
sociate inomber, AVilliam Cullen Bryant, "in a country like ours, 
where all of us are jicers of the reahn, the Book of I'oerage for the 
New England states, preserving tacts of interest which but for such 
a repository would be soon forgotten." 

Our publication, as conducted fiom the beginning, occupies an 
imi)ortant historical field, rich and inexhaustible in material. I haz- 
ard no contradiction when I say, that if it be conducted in the same 
spirit, and with the same pains-taking care, it may go on for another 
century, gathering up ne-.v instalments of interesting, important 
and essential facts, and at the same lime furnishing a new incentive 
to the student of hi.-tory, by laying open to him a mine of unap- 
propriated mat<?rial ready for his nnmlding and sha})ing hand. 

Its thirty-one volumes contain historical outlines of five hundred 
and seventy-seven Xew England families, some commencing with 
the first ancestor from the father land, with carefully written gen- 
ealogies of lines of their descendants do^n to the ]»resent time. In 
these volumes are also to be found obituary sketches and memoirs, 
by our several historiographers, of deceased members, en] bodying the 
most important facts and characteristics of themselves and famiiicp. 
These, with additional details, it is the intention of the society to 
publish in memorial volumes as soon as its fimds will permit, and 
thus constitute a complete biographical library of the history and 
genealogy of its members. 

Before leaving thi? subject I would call attention to the labors of 
the Committee on Heraldry, by whom has been issued four annual 
volumes of the Heraldic Journal. In this magazine, which is a 
worthy companion to the Register, containing necessarily much 
genealogical as well as heraldic matter, are preserved engravings and 
descriptions of the coats-of-arms of a large number of Xew England 
families, copied from gravestones, letters or documents. 'Jhough 
the publication of this periodical has been suspended, the committee 
continues to furnish similar matter through the pages of the licgister. 
In fuhihnent of its duties, the committee has for many years held 
meetings and has answered satisfactorily the numerous questions 
proposed to them. It has already <lone much towards making the 
meaning of heraldry clear to the minds of our {)eo[)le, and it hopes 
in future to spread still wider a knowledge of this im[<ortant ally to 
genealogical study, the interest in v.hich seems to be increasing, day 
by day. Of this there is abundant evidence in the ircfiueut applica- 
tions for information from all jjarts of the country. 

VOL. XXZII. 13* 



142 .President }J'iiders Address. [April, 

in this oonnectiou )>oniiit luc to s^tato tl):it. tlio ]\Ic-in<">ri:il Fnrvl. 
est:il)li>hcJ l)V our Inmcarcd frieiiil, ^^'iiIl;^ln JUaiichard 'rownc, 
already amounts to ovor tour ihousnnd 'lonars, and 1 liavc thought 
tliat ii'sonic irencrou? friend or iVionds would make up tlu' nuiouut to 
five tijou.-aTul dolhrrs, wc miirht at once conunouce tlic }ni!)lication of 
the lirct vohune of bioL'raphie?, priviug it to all memlicrs who -tvould 
sub^jcrihc for co[)io.^, jjcrJiaps at souK-thiuir less than cost, 'j.liis 
work should soon be eonuneuccd. and thus carry out the noble de- 
sign and wish of the fnuider of this fund. It will require a year 
or more to compile n volume, and the sueceediiiL'; vulnmes may 
be issued as oircuinstanees shall permit. These volumes wonid in 
tinie constitute the best models of bio^rraphy of oiu' irreat middle 
class of business and jirofessional men ever published, and would . 
be received and ai^preeiaied with general favor as precious memo- 
rials of those who have gone betore us. 

Of the importance of this work and ihe influence of our society 
in fostering a. desire for the study of genealogy, I would remark that 
previous to the year 18 lo, when our society was incorporated, verv 
little interest was manii'estcd by individuals or the public in regi-rd 
to local history or the genealogies of their families. True, nmch 
even then had been done by the ^lassachusetts, the Xew Hampshire, 
the New York, the Pennsylvania, the American Antiquarian, and 
other old historical societies, to })repare the way for this lesearch. 

But, niih the advent of the Xew England liisioric, Genealogicai 
Society , a new era commenced — a greater zeal was manifested through- 
out our country, and especially in our ov.n Xew England, for the 
promotion of the objects of the society, and particularly the study of 
genealogy. Among those we desire to remember is John Farmer, 
of New Ilam[)shlre, secretary of the Xew IJampshire Historical 
Society, who gave the fii"st great impulse for the study of genealo- 
gy, and whom Mr. Dean has properly styled the father of American 
genealogy. " Little jirogress had been made," says our associate 
member, ^Sfr. Vv'. 11. Whitmore (tlian whom there is not abetter au- 
thority), in hi? excellent work; the American Genealogist, "for 
thirty years from the time when " Mr. Farmer " issued his ' Far- 
mer Genealogy.'" But since the formation of our society, and tiie 
publication of Ifs lir-gister, Mr. AVhitmore remarks, "the study of 
history and genealogy has been greatly encouraged. AVheu the 
new society was f\irmod, the science of genealogy was little under- 
stood. The wealth of our records was hardly imagined, the ncces- 
fity of severe examination of traditions scarcely thought of, and 
the 6imj)l<-st and nio.-^t economical form of arran:_'cnicnt v.as not yet 
invented." Since then, " numerous local societies have been estab- 
lished or revived, hundreds of distinct works on genealogy have been 
published, and innumerable town liistories and historical pamphlets 
liave been issued. Jn nmiy instances those results are known to be 
due to the establishment of the new society." 



1S78.] FresidePt Wilder's Address. 113 

,\ntcr;i>r to the cslablishiucnt of our society, says the TJev. Mr. 
Slaftcr in his lulinirjiljle tjuartcr centennial address, '* no lii^iorical 
focioly directing its cnergii'S in the same hnc ot' invcstigatinn exist- 
ed any whoio on the lace of the globe." 'I'he name of the New 
Kngland Ilis^iurio, Genealogical Society cx{)resscd fully the pur- 
pose of its founders, namely, to gather n[) and preserve the local 
lii.-tory and genealogy of our country, especially of our ovn Xew 
Kngland. To this end our investigations iiavo been mainly directed, 
namely, the construction and building up of complete, distinct fimi- 
ly histories. I'he lirst object of our society was to create a ])ub!ic 
sentiment lavorable to our work, not only by the abrogation o: the 
prejudice and d<nibt which existed at that time, but to enkindle in 
the hearts of Xev/ England a love of home, family and country, 
and tlie importance and feasibility of accomplishing our designs. 
At that time the society consisted of only a tew members re>iding 
near Boston. These generously devoted all their efforts for the at- 
tain?nent of these objects. How well this has bee)) done may be 
seen in the records for the thirty-three years of ihe existence of pur 
association. 

" TJiere is a tide in the affiirs of men, 
^Viiich, taken at its lluoil, leads on to fortune." 

There is a time in the progress of institutions when Providence puts 
it into the hearts of men to vrork together for the accomplisliment of 
great designs, and this seemed to be a favorable tiuje for the estab- 
lishment of our society and a new de})arture for progress in the 
study of Xew England history and the genealogy of its inhabitants ; 
for, as Mr. Slafier remarked, " The bulletins of tliis society went forth 
like a bugle call, and the response came back warm, earnest, prompt 
and generous," pledging aid and supj)ort to the society, and tlie for- 
mation of a library for great historical purposes. 

Never before have we witnessed a more striking illustration of tlie 
power of association, for soon these united eiforts brought forth a 
eomjjany of searchers into Xew England history, who saw v/hat 
abundant ttore of material we i)Ossessfd in tlie records of our older 
towns, in the registries of deeds and probate, court files and state 
archives. Many were attracted l>y the success of their researches iu 
tiiis ample field, and tlie results soon began to appear in the shape 
of genealogy and local hi-tory, of which the shelves of our library 
l)re>ent sucli a rich harvest. History at that time, especially the 
genealogy of families, was esteemed by the community in general 
far less than at present. Then the study of history in our schools 
referred mo.-lly to dates and battles. Its importance as bearing on 
the present or the future was not generally acknowledged, and the 
great mass of our ])eo[de were left in ignorance of the history of their 
progenitors. As to genealogy, it was lield almost iu c'piality with 
the idea tliat the record of one's own family was a departure from 



144 2\es!dcnt Wi'Idcr's Address. [\])ti], 

that propriety whicli recoj^nizecl personality as connected with personal 
vanity ; and thus thousands of faniilifs in our own Xew Enj^dand 
had little knowledge of their ancestor:?, and little desire to know i'vom 
■whonco tliey cruno. 

IVrhajJs 1 have dwelt too long on tlie history nnd influence of our 
society, and what it has already accomplished. ]»ut I cannot refrain 
from railing yotir attention to what it niiiy need in the future. 

i'7?>y, It is manifest to most of our members, that the time 
is not far distant when our present l>uilding must be extended and 
enlarged to all'ord suitable accommodatioiis for our large and con- 
stantly increasing library, and provide a cabinet for our relics and 
curiosities. 

/Second, Nor should I refrain from urging once more the imper- 
ative demand, which meets us at every step, for a complete ]irintcd 
catalogue of what we j)assess. ^lany years since, I alluded to the 
necessity of arranging, classifying and cataloguing the books of our 
library so as to make our books, pamphlets and manuscripts more ac- 
cessilde for study. Considerable has been done in the way of pre- 
paration by our librarian and assistant librarian, and I am happy to 
state that through the generous efforts of the Library Commttiee, 
with the aid of the assistant librarian, a complete reorganization and 
classification of more than forty thousand pamphlets is now nell 
advanced. This has been greatly fn-wardcd by the occupation of 
our lower front room now devoted exclusively to a pamphlet de;)art- 
ment. Our thanks are due to those who have rendered gratuitous 
service in this work. 

Third, We want funds for purchasing books, especially reference 
books and works on American genealogy, and the local history of 
New England. But this want we learn will in a measure be provid- 
ed from the estate of our late deceased associate, Col. Sever, when 
we shall come into possession of the funds. 

Fourth, Permit nic to call your attention again to the importance 
of securing a fund for printing the papers read at the meetings of the 
society, many of which are too long and otherwise inappropriate for 
the IxiJGiSTKH. A portion of this might be appropriated to defraying 
the expenses of distinguished members who reside at a distance and 
who would fivnr us with important papers at our monthly meetings, 
or on special occasions. 

Fifth, A pressing want is a full and perfect general index to 
the 'jl \olumes of the Xew England Historical and Genealogical 
Register. The student of genealogy is tolerably well provided for 
by the full amnial indoxos of surnames and genealogies, but e\en he 
would be bcnefitod by having the l^^sscr biogra})hies in the early vol- 
umes indexed ; and more so by bringing the thirty-one sc});irate in- 
dexes together in a single alphabet and volume. It is, however, as 
a repository of historical documcnt.'j and facts that the iJegister suffers 
most for the want of a full index. The annual indexes of subjects 



1878.] Pre.^idoil Wilder s Address. M5 

arc qulto !iic;i!^rc, and many tin in'.nortant. ducunicnt or essny is almost 
I»iiWtM in tlav-e l>agc\>, wlucli ^Youid bo o^ tlio greatest value if they 
could be brought to the notice of tliosc who arc investigating the sub- 
jects io whieh they relate. The pastor oi' one of the early chui-chcs 
of Boston, who is' writing nn elaborate history of that church, has 
etatcd tiiat he !ins gone through the thirtv-onc volumes, page ])y 
jnigc, for i'acts bearing upon the work on which he is engaged, and 
that he has been amply repaid for his labor. ^Vith a tliurough index, 
all these facts could' be ascertained witli less than a tithe of the 
lai)or which he bestowed upon them. 

/Sixth, 'We need very jnuch an atlditlon to the fund for binding of 
books ; also money to bind and index the manuscripts which arc not 
already bound, many of which are of great value, especially the 
Ivnox ^Manuscripts. 

J^orlraits. It ^\•ill be 3-ememl)cred that measures have been in 
progress for procuring poriralts of the I'residents and other otKccrs 
and members who have rendered distinguished service to this so.ioty, 
80 that when they arc goiie a recollection of them may be perpetuated 
on the walls of the society. By the generous aid of friends, progress 
has becii made. A^'e still need funds to procure otliers. Ii is 
believed, however, that rehitives will present some of the portraits, 
and that the means will be forthcoming to complete the series. 

As a farther suggestion, allow me to remark that it would be 
very desirable to have transcripts of town records made, espe- 
cially of tlie older towns, and have them deposited in our lire-proof 
rooms; 1 mean of the births, marriages and deaths, say previous 
to the present century. In a few cases, such as AVestminster, 
Brookfield, and a few other towns, this has been done ; also of bap- 
tisms from church records. If clergymen and clerks of parishes 
would furnish these, they would bo invaluable to us ; and if indexed 
still more useful in making up the genealogy of families. Mat- 
ters pertaining to family history are becoming more and more valua- 
ble, even in a pecuniary point of view, in settling lawful claims. I 
commend this subject to the attention of members of this society in 
regard to their own towns. 

Another matter is of great importance, namely, procuring in- 
scriptions from our older cemeteries. Few things in regard to 
Xew j'^ngland hisinry arc more interesting. Xames and dates can 
be found there that you will look for in vain elsewhere. These old 
stones are crumbling and decaying, and in a few years many 
names will be gone that are now visible. Of the fifteen hundred 
inscriptions copied by our associate, Mr. AVilliam I>. 'Irask, in the 
old l)(jrchester burving ground, some of them arc not to bo foimd 
elsewhere. Almost forly-fivc years ago this cemetery was remod- 
elled, the old head and lout stones being gathered and placed more 
symmetrical than b'.r'ore. In the progrc-<s of this work, fragments 
were thrown against the eu'.bankment walls by tlic laborc'-s. Sh. 



140 l^rcsi'Jcnt WiMcrs Address. [April, 

Tr:i?k plokcd out iiiniiy such and put them togcihcr go as to tell 
their own Irtic i-toiy, and nut as tlio poet .-ays, " ;,nies<od and spelled 
out Sc:[)io.-' ^Viierc ho could not liud the -whole, he would save 
souK'tinies the most essential part. 

IMany of our historical and genealodeal Avorks have risen to tlio 
rank of a science of tiie most interesting and invitini^ cliaiactcr, 
often exercising a fascination as great as that of searching for hidden 
treasures or "prospecting"' for mines of gold or precious stones, but 
■witli infinitely more valuable results, inasmucli as himian life is 
more valuable than earthly treasures or inert matter. See with what 
energy the genealogist pursues Jiis laborious investigations. With 
what avidity he catches at the trail of locality or name that may 
lead to a development for which he is searching! 'Witness the satis- 
faction he evinces when he can bring to light the chain which con- 
nects the successive generations of which he is a corresponding link, 
brought again on earth, as it v/ere, with the history of their" lives, 
to the surprise of their descendants. 

"During the two hundred and twenty-five years from the landing 
of the pilgrims in the harbor of Plymouth to the year of our incoi^ 
poration, scarcely anything had been done in this department," 
says Mr. Shifter. In all this period only about twenty-five attempts 
to publish fiunily history were made, and " the whole together do 
not equal in extent a single volume of our larger and more recent 
works in this dej)artment. But the stimulating infiuence of this 
society, and ihe facilities for investigation offered by its library, 
liave been followed by marvellous and almost incredible results." 
During this period there have been published in this country some 
hundreds of distinct family histories or genealogies. Most of these 
have been prepared with great care, reaching back to the emigrant 
ancestor and down to the present time, so that many a person may 
now trace with great certainty his line of descent through the va- 
rious generations of his family, and containing the names of thou- 
sands upon thousands of persons in whose veins have coursed the 
blood of this same ancestor. 

Some niay incpjire, Of what use is all this research into the dead 
past, this poring over the musty records of by-gone davs, this everlast- 
ing labor to complete a good family pedigree ? We repiv, thev brin"- 
together long forgotten or estranged relatives, warm up the hearts 
of thou-^ands more or less connected in the i)ast, unfold the his- 
tory and preserve the memory of thousands gone long acjo to their 
last home, enkindle a desire to preserve the names and memories of 
those of the loved and lost, and last and not least, preserve the 
history and progress of our country, and especially the customs and 
manners and principles of our progenitors from the <]nyt^ wlK-n they 
left the fatherhind for the shores of this New World.' Thus fami- 
licri long separated are brought together in a general sympathy of 
purpose, which has made our own \ew England a vitalizing power 



1S7S.] Vi'csidcnt Wilder s Address. 147 

not only at home, Imt over llio great AVest, down tlic Pacific slopes, 
fiDil wherever her eons and dau_i»;liter6 luivc [»l;iutcJ their JKiLit^tiuus 
on earth. 

"With equal ])ropricty niiiiht we inquire of what use ha^e beeu 
tlio rosearL-hrs; ol" Kepler or llorsohel, or moclern asironomerj?, picrc- 
int^ ■with almost superhuman power into the illimitaMe .•^pace of 
the starry world ; of what use are the investigations of a Cuvier or 
an Agassiz, ofa Darwin or a Gray, into the vegetable or animal 
kingdom, — tracing from the lowest types of vegetable or animal 
life, tlicir gradaiion and infinire diversity, up to him who was 
made but a little lower than the angels. See with what enter- 
prise they pursue tlicir investigations of nature, from the Imm- 
blest flower that peeps from under Alpine snows to the gorgeous 
orchid that adorns and g-.irlands a tropic clime ; from the tiny 
lichen tliat lives but for a day, to tlK> aged Sequoia, towering 
among the clouds, whose birth takes date ccniuries before our 
Saviour walked on earth. In a word, we might as Aveil ask 
of what use is man, a breathing, living, thoughtful being, — man, ex- 
ploring tlic fathondess de))ths of science, now penetrating witli almost 
angel sco])e the infinite dojtths of the firmament above, now sp-^ak- 
ing with tongue of fire, through earth, air and water, from ]«ole to 
pole, and now unlocking, as it were, the cabinet of nature's labora- 
tory, nnfolding to view tlic secret springs of her wonder-working 
power. To these inquiries we reply, much every way. They 
enlarge the boundaries of liuman knowledge, add to tlie comforts and 
happiness of mankind, bring to lighi information which connects the 
past with tliC present, exhibit the conquest of mind over mr'ticr, 
the dominion of man over nature, display the wisdom, power and 
glory of an Infinite mind, lift up the heart to the source of all cre- 
ative power, and illustrate the wonderful and beautiful economy 
of Providence, by which the whole universe is regulated, and by 
which moral and physical progress may be advanced until absolute 
perfection is attained. 

The researches into family history, although of so recent date, 
have enriched our library with a vast store of material in printed form, 
60 as to be available for the student of history. These materials are 
continually increasing, and v.ill, in the cctursc of time, be quadra- 
pled and •illed with tiie minute liistory of different generations and 
l)eriods. Then we shall ])o^=sess the best material with which to 
write a true history of all the families that have inhabited our 
land, what they have dune for our country, for the cause of lib- 
erty, education, agricidture, commerce, manufactures, mechanics, 
and whatever has aided in gi\ing power and progress to a great 
and growing nation. And as time ad\anccs, the-fc results will be 
realized, results which will more and more astonish the worM. 
Kvcn now there is no where lo be found such a mass <»f materi:d 
as our own shelves and archives contain of the lives and iniluericc 



I'iS President Wilder s Addrcf^s. [April, 

of Kcw KngLnid men nnd women, ^vlio liavc gone forlli ns educa- 
tors nnil benefactors '.)f the \voilJ. 

"W'Jien wo look back to fonucr ages, wo arc constantly rcniinJ- 
ed of the great, lessons of wisdom which they teach. The history 
and memoirs of the past have exerted a most powerfid influence 
in mooldin;:- llie chnncter an<l destiny of inaiikind. This is cvineed 
in the history not only of individuals, but of communities and na- 
tions, producing like results in all periods of past time. As genera- 
tion euccceils generation, so the acquisitions in inteJligence, science 
and civilization of each are handed dov.n to us, presenting, as it were, 
the very form and feature of each age, sj. caking to ns like living 
jireaehcrs. Jt was well said by my belo-ved pastor, the IJev. James 
II. ^Nleans, D.l). : ''From age to age you can trace national opinions, 
jH'ejudices, aims ; a type of character, reitpjieai'ing ever, as docs the 
type of form and feature. Thus the departed live in their pro- 
longed influence. The dead 

* o.re sceptcred scveroigns, 
"\\'ho etill rule our .spirit:? from their urns.' " 

On this point I would remavlc that it should not dilTer in any 
essential fealu)e from that of tlie past. It may be more exact, more 
thorough, and more comprehensive, but in the same channel, deeper 
and broader as j-ears go on, like the current of a mighty river, (^ur 
foundations were well laid in the beginning. Tiie field which we 
appropriated vras wisely selected. It should never be abandoned 
imtj] all its choice fruit has been gathered in. Tv^e have, in fact, 
gentlemen, but just eutcred upon our vrork. The fomily and local 
history of Xew England comprehends a vast subject, with an infi- 
nite number of elements and features yet to be unfolded and brougiir 
into the light. Tlie few hundred volumes relating to these two 
branches of our work, mostly gatlicrcd up and j>ut into print since 
the organization of this society, are but as n unit among tlie thou- 
sands that arc to follow in the drift of the popular interest and taste. 
It is not an unwarrantable assumption to say that we are largely 
responsible fur the creation of this interest and the culture of this 
taste. Jt is therefore not only our province, but our duty, to see 
that the work which we [jlanned and organized, and have nurtured 
for so many years, shouhl i)c wisely, eifioiently and thoroughly done 
in the future. It is no part of oin* duty, as an organized body, 
to write history, or to exjjlore its rich domains. This belongs 
to the individual mind. ]>ut it. is plainly our duty to furnish 
the means or instrumentalities by which historical investigations 
are to be carried forward. Among ihc foremoRt of these is a 
library, rich in historical material, comprehending all that may 
be gathered together for the elueiihition of the numberless toj)ies that 
enter into thi.-: <leparimcnt of .-tudy. We cannot fully un<lei stand 
the iiistory of our i'aihors, whether they came in the '' 2klay i lower ■ 



1878.] Prcsuhnl Wilder s Address. 149 

or a few years later, unless ^YC know niucli that went before, an J 
nnicl\ rliai lias traH.>nii'(Hl since, their day. The voyaiics liuit 
were nndert-ikon for the exploration of our Atlantic coast, from the 
time of John C'aijot to the cxpeJition of the pilcrrims, hold a close 
historical relation to the final permanent settlement of Enirlish colo- 
nics along our coa^l . Few of us know nuich of thi> inlerestiiiL'' ])eriod 
of ^Vmerican history- You will ])erha[)s be surprised when 1 state 
that an estimate of the number of volumes that throw light on this 
j-'criod, founded on a knowledge of collections that have actual) v 
been made, rises to more than four thousand distinct titles. 
Most, if not all of these volumes should, sooner or later, be ])laced 
upon our shelves. The historical books published in the seventeenth 
century furnish a picture of our fathers in the early days of ]Sew 
Kugland. AVe cannot spare a single one of these ; we should have 
them all in our possession. ^Vnd now when we come to the eight- 
eenth and nineteenth centuries, a period of struggle, conquest and 
growth, there is not a lino of our history in all these years. %\hethcr 
it be in portl\ volumes or in fugitive pamphlets, that should not be 
accessible to the investigators that frequent our library. But lie- 
side v.hat is already in print, there is a vast amount of manuscript 
histojy in the form of letters and other documents, that ought to be 
preserved, and ought to be accessible. If this material remains in 
the hands of families and individuals, it will sooner or later perish, 
as so many precious things have done in the past. AVe give a tree 
and general invitation to all, who have such material, to place it in 
om* strong room, constiuctcd to resist the power of fire — that boon 
of Providence to which wc owe so much, but which has neverthe- 
less been so destructive to historical manuscripts both private and 
public. 

But one other method by which this society may advance the in- 
terests of the work in which we have embarked, is by printing im- 
portant historical dociuncnts. This, as I ha\"e already shown, Ave 
have largely done in the past, through our quarterly magazine. 
Let its pages in all future time be freighted with the same kind of 
material that has cniiched and given character to it from the begin- 
ning. Let it continue, year by year, to accumulate, in its added 
volumes, the printed copies of rare and ancient manuscript letters, 
journals, commissions, and numberless other papers, which are sure, i 
sooner or later, to throw light upon some obscure passage of our 
early hk^tory. Let it be the de[)ository of facts, and not of j-»rivate 
views or of individual ojiinions. Let it continue to mirror forth the 
manners, customs, htd^its, thoughts and feelings of our fathers in 
their own language, in their homely phrase, their antiquated spell- 
ing and their obsolete words. This is the kind of record that has 
given and will continue to give to our Ilcgister an envia!>lc posi- 
tion among the publications of the land. Xo historical work in 
these days can survive, or ought to survive, the miserable day of 
xxxn. VOL. 14 



l''^0 President W'i/dc/s u]Jdrcs3. [Ay>vi\, 

its birth, wliiolj cannot be relied upon for the accuracy anil truthful- 
ness of its facts. It if! this charactcri.-tic, tested hy more than 
thirty years' experience, which lias caused complete sets of our pub- 
lication to be soudiL iov of late by public libraries and Ijistorical soci- 
eties far and near, tlii-unuhout tlic whole extent of our land. 

And Udw a word in regard to the duty of tlie jiresent. When 
we consider the exanii)lcs of the past, the inliuen-^e of the discove- 
ries, improvements, opinions and jninciplcs of forn)er generations, 
how they have made and controlled the condition of society — 
how the force of moral character and christian principle has pulsated 
through the generations tb.at have preceded us, we feel the respon- 
sibility tb.at rests upon ns to be faithful in our own day and genera- 
tion in transnn'tting to those who are to follow us the inestimable pri- 
vileges we enjoy, and tlnis to promulgate and perpetuate those cardi- 
nal virtues which nre to permeate andiniluencc the intellectual, moral 
and political condition of the world. AVe are not only responsible 
as a society, but as individuals. We all have a share in this noble 
work. A\"ell did Mr. Winthrop remark : '' Consciously or un- 
consciously, Intentionally or accidentally, each one of us, accordinf 
to our o})portunity, our ])owei-s and our employment of them, is en- 
gaged in the ft)rniation of juiblic ojilnion ; each one of u-; has an 
individual ris[)onsibility for its course and character." 

Where but for this and similar institutions would have been the 
liistoi-y of our own Xew England ? "Where but for continued eilorts 
by these institutions will the pages of future history be preserved from 
the tooth of time? Without these, wliat hope should we have tiiut 
the record of our generation or of ourselves would not be burie<l in the 
oblivion of death? AMio does not feel an interest in, and who Is not 
grateful for the preservation of those examples of intellectual and 
moral worth Avhich New England history presents ? Who is .so un- 
mindful of the advantages which we have derived from the examples 
of our fathers, in the i):itriotism, valor and virtue whicli warmed their 
hearts in the cause of civil and religious liberty, who>e conimJE- 
sion was to establish a free government more powerful than that which 
ever bore the sign manual of potentate or prince? "Who so unmind- 
ful of his birth, home and country, as not to desire to know from 
Avhencc he came, who his ancestors ^^ere, what they have done, and 
to inquire what he is doing for the welfare of his fellow man? and 
who does not feel a j)ride in tracing his descent through a long line 
of noble ancestors, his heart glowing with fervor to emulate the 
exam})les of the illustrious men? 

Xever before has the world witnessed such striking and imj)rcs- 
eive examples of the influence of these principles as has been seen 
iu American history. Never before have we realized the benefit of 
those principles in controlling the destinies of the w^orld. ^\'ho in 
the past could have dreamed of ihe nughty results to the cau.-c of 
freedom and the rights of eouoclcncc which have followed the planting 
of our free institutions? 



1878.] AntohiorjiHij'ihicnlMcmoirofWilUnm Rolch. l.")l 

r.ut tlic.-c ore not the results of chance ; nn, thcv are the natniMl 
ecqueucc of tho-c jnire, nohlc and p:uiivnic |triiu'iplcs wiiich hive 
in:t(ie our conniiT wliat it i?, ami ••ii which will over dt'iieiid the 
welftirc of the world — principK'^:? v.liii-h sliall .^tiniuhite to deed.-: «if 
the iiv'st phihmthropic and clevatim,' character to advance the eau:-e of 
human Itajipiness and worth — principle5 whicli shall continue thnuiirh 
the lapse of ni,'C5<, to repeat their lesson- of wisdom, virtue and renown. 

The towering monument will crumble to the ground ; the mii;htv 
concoin->c that now inhabit the earth will be swept with the blast i-f 
death, like dust from the face of the earth, but the memorials of the 
illustrious dead v/ill live wlsile the heart of man shall throb for the 
welfare of his nice. They shall live forever ! 

And now, in view of what onr society has accomjilishcd, and of 
the importance of our work, kt me urge you to renewed etri.irts Ibr 
its advancement in the future. 

Let it not be said of us, that 

" fiiip's but a walkini' plndow ; a poor plnyor 
Tli-at f truts an<l frets liis hour upon tiie 5=tage, 
And then is heard no more." 

Oh, no; rather Ictus work on, full of \\o\)Q and courage, con- 
fident that the future of this society will be as prosperous as the past 
has been auspicious. ^Nfay we have the satisfaction of believing 
that we have done something to rescue from obli\ion tlie historv i.f 
our fathers, something which shall perpetuate the sacred memories of 
the past, something that shall live when we are gone. And when 
we shall be called to join the great procession of the dead, may we 
retire to rest like- the setting sun curtained with clouds of crimson 
and gold, bright harbingers of a fairer to-morrow : and may the clo^e 
of our lives be as radiant with the hopes of a glorious hereafter, where 
the history of our race shall bo registered in full, where the annal.? 
of time shall be in-cribed on the tablets of eternity, and the family 
of mail be gathered, as at first in the presence of the Lord, to go 
no more out forever. 



AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR OF WILLIAM 

]{OTCir. 

WUITTEX IX THi; KIMITIKTII yE.A.It OF HIS AGr. 
Communicated by Fr.i:DF.nicK C. Saniord, Esq., of Nantucket, Mass. 
[Cor.tinucii froai \'Hgc 42.] 

WK obtained an ovlr.v i\s heretofore, respecting the property in 
our harbor, and twenty-f(»ur j<crmits for the fishery, and I 
retu'-jicd homo much improved in my health. It was necessary to 
secrete these documents from American cruisers, but such was the 



152 Ai( tohiogr aph leal Memoir of William Roteh. [April, 

difficulty of distinguishing them that two were presented to Ameri- 
can armed vessels, who innncdiately took the vessels as prizes. This 
occasioned us to pursue other means for the security of these small 
privileges, though very usefid to us, which I sliall mention hereafter. 

Vfe were now In'onglit into the most imminent danger, which no 
human effort could check, much less pre%cnt. Nothing short of the 
interposition of Divine Providence preserved us from nppareut ruin, 
several sloops of war and a number of transports intending to pay us 
a destructive visit. They were in sight of us in the day time tlu'cc 
days, near Cape Pogc (]\Iartha's Vineyard). Tiiey got under way 
three naoriiiug.-;) successively, and stood for the island with a fair wind, 
which each morning came round against them, and the tide too came 
round against them, which obliged them to their anchorage, still in 
view of us. Befi)re they could make thef mrth attenipi., orders came 
for their return to Xew York for some other ex{ie(Htion. Thus we 
were mercifully relieved for that time, after more fearful apprehen- 
sion tliau any we had before witnessed. Messengers were ari'iving 
one after another, and t'.vice I was called up in the night with the 
disagreeable information tiiat they Avere at hand. A solemn time 
indeed it was, and can never be obliterated from my mcniory while 
life and reason arc vouchsafed. 

I was ^vith two men and two women friends captured in going to 
our quarterly meeting at Sandwich, by a }3ritish privateer from New 
York. They had just before taken a cedar boat, and ordei'ed us to 
depart in it immediately, having first plundered us of what money 
we possessed, but they took neither baggage nor provisions from us. 
The vessel was mine, and I pleaded earnestly for her, and some- 
tunes nearly obtained a majority to give her to us, but another can 
of grog would be stirred up by those who would not consent to re- 
lease her, and this never failed to gain several to their side. They 
repeatedly ordered us to be gone, but we refused, still pleading for 
our vessel, until the captain called to the prize-master to know why 
he did not send us away. He replied, " They will not go.' He 
then sent a furious fellow to drive us away. Samuel Starbuck and 
I were standing together. He approached us with an uplifted cut- 
lass and a violent countenance, saying, '' Begone into the boat, or 
Til cut your heads off." I looked him earnestly in the face, eye to 
eye, and with a pretty stern accent said, " I am not afraid of thy 
cutting my head off. ^V'e are prisoners. Treat us as such, but 
do not talk of cutting our heads off." He dropj)ed his arm and 
seemed struck at my boldness. There were now two vessels com- 
ing rapidly in pursuit, and we thought it lime to be oft\ They soon 
retook our vessel, and {)ursued the privateer and took her, but her 
men left her in their boat, and got on shore on the Vineyard. They 
hunted them, and took all except that one who talked of cuttitig our 
heads off. He made his eseaj)e. Our vc;-sel bciiig taken, 1 reco- 
vered her by paying salvage, as did a young man most of his 
money, who had two hundred dollars taken from him. 



1878.] AuirMocjr'ii pineal ^doraoir of William Roich. loo 

I now rctufn to the permits p:ranted by Admiral Dip-by. The 
American cruisers geneniUy had kntv.vlcdge of our Avhaling vessels 
having them, therefore every deception raid disguise was resorted to 
to entrap them. They were siiceessful in dravring the permit? from 
two, taking them as prizes. It was iiow evident that we could pro- 
ceed no i'urllier without having peruiits from hoth contending pow- 
ers. Accordingly the town was couvened, and Samuel Starbuek and 
myself were sent to Congress to represent our distressed condition, 
and endeavor to procure tiieir permission as well a? that of the J>rit- 
isli, for a few vessels. A\'e set olf in mid-winter, and arrived in 
Philadelphia where C^ongrcss was sitting. We opened our business 
first to Gen. Lincoln, Samuel Osgood, Xatlianiel Gorham and Tho- 
mas i'itzsimmons. The first was minister of war, others wore 
members of Congress, and the last was a great commercial m;in. 
To them we opened our business. We drew up a inemorial, l.'Ut 
did not present it until v.c had an "pportuuity of stating our case 
to the most influential members. Among them was President Mad- 
ison, who, as well as tlie others, treated us wilh great civility, and 
appeared to take an interest in our sufferings. Wc went to one of 
the ^lassachusetts members, who resided in Boston, lie was greatlv 
prejudiced against us. I fe!l in with him alone, and conversed about 
two hours with him, endeavoring to inipress him with our situation, 
and the necessity of our ha\'ing the aid of Congress, but apparently 
without effect. At last I asked him these Cjuestions : '' Is the whale 
fishery \\orth preserving to this cotu-.try r " ''Yes." "Can it be 
preserved in the present state of things in any place except Nan- 
tucket?" " Xo." "Can we pursue it unless you and tlie Brlti.-h 
will both give us permits?'' "Xo." "Then where is the diiticulty?" 
Thus we parted. AVe reported this conversation to our before men- 
tioned friends. 

AVe liad DOW drawn our memorial, and desired them to look over 
it. Tlicy ap]n-oved it. and advised us to get tlie same person to 
present it. Accordingly we repaired to his apartments, requested 
hira to examine it and give us his judgment whether our statements 
appeared correct. lie a[)proved it. ^Ve then requested hitn, if 
agreeable to him, to present it to Congress. He accepted and pre- 
sented it ac>^ordingly. It was deliberated upon, and a disjjosition 
appeared in Congress to give their aid to its accomplishment. They 
actually granted to us thirty-five permits for the whale fishery. Tliey 
were delivered to us, and the next day a vessel arrived from Euro}>e 
bringing a rumor of a provisional treaty of peace having been signed 
by our ministers and tlie I^ritish government, to ttike jjlace when 
the peace between England and France should be concluded ; and 
it was not long before the official account of it reached Philadclpliia. 
Thus ended this destructive war, with the separation of tlic United 
States from Great" Britain. 

Our arduous labors, after five or six vrecks' detention, were now 

VOL. XiXII. 14* 



154 u\iitoh(ogrnp]iic(d Mcmo-ir of WilUani lioicli. [April, 

terminated, and might have l)cen spared if we l\ad apprehended that 
{)euce h;id been so near. The British were still to hold >ew York 
for a limited time. I obtained permission to visit that eity for the 
aceomplishment of some business, and then returned liome. The 
hapjiy return of pence was now enjoyed in the United States, but 
poor Xantueket, whose distresses did not end wiih the Avar, though 
rejoiced at the event, still seemed doomed fjr a time to ruin. Sepa- 
rated from Great Britain, the only market of consequence for sperm 
oil, we Avere brought under the alien duty of £18 sterling per tun, 
a duty laid upon aliens to encourage British subjects. Such we then 
were, and the duty had its full etrect upon us. Sperm oil Avas sold 
at Xantucket after the peace for £17 sterling per tun, Avhich, before 
Ave were separated, Avas Avorth £30 stg. £25 sterling Avas necessary 
to cover expense and leave a very moderate profit to the OAvneis. 
Thus a loss of nearly £8 sterling per tun atteiided the business. AVe 
continued it for years at a certain loss in hopes that some favorable 
turn might take place, but no prospect appearing, and the loss I 
had sustained by the revolutionary Avar (al'out $60,000) had so re- 
duced my property that I found it necessary to seek some ncAv cxj^e- 
dient to prevent the loss of all. 1 found no ^probable alternative but 
to proceed to England and endeavor to pursue the fishery from there. 
I accordingly took passage in my ship Maria,*" accompanied by my 
son Benjamin, and sailed fn.nn Xantucket on th.e 4ili of 7th month, 
1785. "We had a fine passage of twenty-three days, in five oi which, 
having easterly winds, Ave only made one day's sail forward. 

I proceeded to London, calling on my old friend Dr. V»'illiam 
Cooper, at Ivoehester, Avho Avith his family proceeded to England in 
this same ship two years before, and requested him to accompany 
nie to London, Avhich he kindly did. ^A'hen Ave reached Shooter's 
Hill, in full view of London and eight miles distant, foreil>ly feeling 
the great distance Avhich separated me from my f miily, myself a 
stranger in that land, the occasion that drew me there, and the un- 
certainty of its ansAvering any A'aluable purpose, I Avas overwliehncd 
with sorrow and my spirits so depressed, that in looking tOAvards 
that great city, no pleasant pictures Avere presented to my view ; but 
I found it would not do to give Avny to despondency. Beason ve- 
Burned her sway, lAvas there, and something uiust be attempted. 

We reached London, and I took lodgings for myself and my son 
Benjandn at Thomas WagstafFs in Grace-church Street. Our first 
journey Avas to the West of England, in wliich Ave had the valuable 
company of my friend James Pliillips. AVe visited the coast, from 
Southampton to Falmouth, in search of a good place for the Avhnle 
fishery, if Ave should conclude to fi>rm an establishment in the island. 
We found sevcrtd ports suitable to the purpose, but none that Ave 
prefeiTcd to Falmouth, In that large harbor there ;ire several smaller 

* Built fur ,1 privaiccr, 17S2, now o>.nccl by Thomas R. Ro'Jman, and at J>'a. 

AV.Sl. ft., J SGI. 



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that ^voulu do well for the business. I had very favorable olTbrs 
of divers places, but I Avas only on a discovery and did not wi-h to 
cntanirle mvself. After viev/in'T; the coast and spending some days 
ill nVmonth, we took a circuitous route and returned to London. 
At Brir^lol I visited the grave of my brother Joseph, who died there 
ci-i:tecn years before.* 

"Six next object was to know what encouragement we could olnain 
froiu'the British government. ]My friend Robert Barclay perceiving 
what my business was, spake to Harry Beaufoy, a member of Par- 
liament, who introduced mc ttj the Cliancellor of the Exchefjner, the 
fjreat "William Pitt, then about twenty-seven years of age. lie re- 
ceived me politely and heard mo patiently. I laid before him our 
ruinous situation, saying, " When the war commenced, we declared 
a;z;i-inst taking any part in it, and strenuously adhered to this deter- 
mination, thus placing ourselves as a neutral island. Xevei'theJess, 
vou have taken from us about two hundred sail of vessels, valued at 
V2<!0,000 sterling, unjustly and illegally. Had the war been found- 
ed on a general declaration against America, v:e should have been 
included; but it was predicated on ^ rehdlion, consequently none 
could have been included in it but such as were in arms, or those 
that were aidiiu/ such. ]\e have done neillier. As a proof of 
our being without the reach of your declaration, you sent commis- 
sioners to restore peace to America, in which any province, county 
or town that should make submission and receive pardon, should be 
reinstated in its Ibrmer situation. As wc had not offended , we had 
no submission to make or pardun to ask ; and certainly it is very 
hard if we do not stand on better ground than those Avho have 
offended; consecjuently we remained a part of your dominions uniil 
separated by the peace." This last sentence I pressed very closely 
whenever I with propriety could introduce it, knowing it was a ma- 
terial point. After I had tione, he paused some time and then 
answered: " Undoubtedly you arc right, Sir. Now Avhat can we 
do for you?" I told him that, in the present situation of things, the 
principal part of our inhabitants must leave the island. Some would 
go into the country. ''.V }>art,'' continued I, "wish to continue 
the whale fishery wherever it can be pursued to advantage : there- 
fore my chief business is to lay our distressed situation before tins 
nation, and to ascertain if the iishery is an object worth giving such 
cncom'agen:ient for a removal to England, as the subject deserves." 
Thus our conversation ended, and I withdrew with my friend Harry 
Beaufoy. 

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1878.] -4 Yanhce Privateersman in Prison. 165 



A YANKEE PRIVATEERSMAN IX PRISON IN ENGLAND, 

1777-1770. 

Cominunicated by William Richard Ci txee, of Lexington, Mass., with Notca. 

[Coutinued from pa»e 73.] 

[1778, Septkmbeu.J Tuesday, 9th. Clear weather. Mr. "Wrenu and 
Mj. Duckett came aiid paid us our money; likewise iuforuied us that it 
v,as certaiuly agreed upon by the aiiiii:>try to have us exchanged, and it 
laid wholly with Dr. Franklin when the time should be lixed. Likewise 
were brought here, by a file of soldiers and about one dozen of five pounders, 
three of onr officers ; and in an hour afterward the pross-g;ings brought nine 
more and one Frenclmian by himself, which makes in the whole sixteen as 
yet tliat are taken atid brought back, and committed to the damned Black 
Hole for forty days. About five o'clock this afternoon there were four 
more fetched back by the press-gangs, and committed like the rest. INIr. 
Martin came out of the hospital tliis day, ccc. ifcc* 

Wednesday, 10th. Clear weather. This morning about eleven o'clock 
there were six iaor*j brought back, all hand-cutTed two by two ; they were 
taken forty miles oil' by scouting parties of the soldiers sent en purpose. 
Nothing more at presert. 

TJiursday, 11th. Clear weather. This afternoon one more of our offi- 
cers was brought back by a constable, taken within thirty-five miles of 
London ; came in a post '.liaise. Great talks of an exchange taking place 
for prisoners in France. Report is that Admiral Keppel has had an cn- 
gageiuent with the French fleet ; the particulars we liave not beard as yet. 

Friday, 12ih. Cloudy and a little rain. Mr. Wrenu came here this 
forenoon, but could not gain admittance ; came again in the afternoon with 
liberty, with thing.-, fur the people. .Mr. "Wrenn assured us that we .-hould 
be exchanged soon. It laid only with our Ageni in France. 

Saturd;iy, loth. Fine clear weather. Nothing remarkable this day. 

Sunday, 14th. Fine weather. Nothing but wrangling and fighting with 
Eleo, Carny and Reed in the afternoon (as they are the Dublin bullies). t 
Th3 boys fell on them and gave them a good basting, and afterward hud 
them (three) with one Baxters in the Black Hole, araong the French- 
men — It's a hell on earth there I Now the house is at peace. 

Monday, loth. Clear weather. The bullies continue in the Black Hole 
yet. Great talks of a b:'.ttle between the two fleets, &c. (fcc. 

Tuesday, I'Jth. Clear weather. 3Ir. "Wrenn and Mr. Duckett, Es>i.. 
came and paid us our Uiijuey, and assured us of an immediate exchange. 

Wodnesday. 17th. Cloudy and rainy ihis day. Orders came down from 
London, this day twelve o'clock, from the Admii-alty, for the releasemeut of 
all our ofiicers out of the Black Hole (an indulgence never before grante<l 

• See ciUrv- for Aagnst 15. 1778. 

t Charles "B!ee, Cliavlcs Curuy, and Patriuk Reed, all of the Montgomerv. belonirirR 
to PLiI:i.lcJiiliu— ^(.e }liII~comriiitteil to Forron Prison, Au;,^ 8, 1777^_ Cluuk-J Ccitiiy 
enton.-d tho liriti.-ii SLTvirc ou i'Oiird i.'ia uuiu-ui'-war near the (.•i<<-c ui' 1773 — see eir.rv ia 
Journal, for Dec. 19, 1778. These partic-s were released from the Buck Hole, Occ. 1 1, 17(»— 
bee Joiirn:U. . . „ ,, 

I ^Villianl Baxter, master's mate, of t?ie Monttjoifierv, of Phib<li;li)l:ia— see KoU— com- 
niitud to prison, Aug. i<, 17V7 ; reli.aiud frouj the Bla-k Hole, Oct. 11, 177b— see J ouruau 

vor. xixii. 15* 



166 u-rl Yanhee Privaicei'sma-n in Prlso7i. [AprUj 

since T cam3 here, ^vho was one of the very first): but nil upon half allow- 
acce yet. 

Thursrl.ny, 19th. Cleor vreather. Lfr. "Wrcnn came, but coukl not come 
in as usual. The people Trent to the turnkey's house, that he waiue'l. I 
went, wlien he assured uie of our certani exchange, as before. Like- 
wise twenty-three French prisoners came here from on board of a letter of 
marque that was brought in here this day. They were taken among the 
English fleet of merchantmen, and had taken three prizes, and sent them 
for France, They were out only seven days from Dunkirk : k-ft two more 
armed brigs in the fleet when they were taken, 

Friday, lOtli. Clear wenther. The ollicers (French) are sent tliis day 
on their parole of honor. Likewise informs us of Lord Howe's being 
blown up, attempting to set lire to the French Admiral;* and various other 
accounts concerning American affairs. 

Saturday, 20th. Clear weather. Great talks of our beine sent on board 
a prison ship, to make room for Frencii prisoners. Mr. Duckeit came here 
this morniijg, and gave all the officers that were in the Jjlack Hole one 
shilling each. 

Sunday, 21st. Clear weather. It is the talk in general that Ticwspapcrs 
are stopped ; likewise the posts ; as we have sent dilferent [teople to Gos- 
port and Portsmouth, but could get no papers. Likewise a U-tter from 
Portsmouth confirms ou?' going on board the j^rison .^hip. 

Monday, 22d. Clear weather. "\Vc had been underminmg the prison 
these three or four days ; but this day it was found out, and a stop put to 
our making our escape for this time. 

Tuesday, 23d. Clear weother. Mr. Duckett came and paid us our 
money, Mr. Wrenn being out of town. Nothing remarkable this day. 

"Wednesday, 24th. Clear weather. Last night one of the Frencli pris- 
oners died very suddenlj- in his hammock ; this afternoon was carried away 
to be buried. 

Thursday, 2.5th. Fine weather. Came on shore, and were committed. 
six American prisoners belonging to Salem, Capt. Smith and his oilicers, 
taken by the Triton frigate.t Capt. Smith commanded a small schooner, 
mounting swivels only. He left Salem in May last ; brought us no news. 

Friday, 2Gth. Clear weather. Nothing remarkable this day, &e. 

Saturday, 27th. Clear weather. Nothing remarkable this day, i^c. 

Sunday, 2Sth. Clotidy and raw cold. This day twenty-five of the French 
prisoners made their escape out of the other yard ; nine of which are re- 
taken and brought back again. 

Monday, 29th. Clear and cold. No more of the Frencli prisoners 
brought back tliis night. No news remaikable this day. 

Tuesday, 3Utb. Clear weather. Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Duckett came; 
paid us our money, as usual ; brought no news. 

Wednesday (3L>t).1: Cloudy weather ; no rain. This day one of the 
French prisoners died in the hospital. 

Thursday, 1st October. Cluar weather, ilr. "Wrenn came and broufdit 
us the iiev.'s of his having a letter from Dr. Franklin, in France, where he 
positively aflirms that wo shall be exchanged very soon. La=t night two 

♦ The contributor finds nothinc; to substiintiate this report. 

t Tlit-ir nametj ure given in lioll under date of September "24," 1778. Sila.s Sraitb was 
the caoiuin. 
X Sec note, iit;icr entry for Sept. 7, previous. 



1878. J -/I Yanlcee Privati^er-Sinan in Prison. 167 

Frenchmen out of our house, found means to moke their escape, and have 
got off clear. 

Friday, 2d. Clear weather. Great hones of an exchange. We h.-we 
certain news of tlie Fox frigate being taken, and tifteeu sail of merchant- 
men v.'itl). her ; had the captain and forty hands killed.* 

Saturday, 3d. Clear weather. One of the French prisoners in the other 
yard has a letter from France, which gives an account of an English ninety- 
four gun ship's being taken. This day the two Frenchmen that made their 
escape were taken, and brought back aiiaiu and committed to the Black 
Hole. 

Sunday, 4th. Cloudy and rainy. In great hopes of being exclianged. 

Llonday, 5th. Clear weather. Last night died in the ho-pital, one Kohert 
Cameron (a Scotch lad), belonging to the Oliver Cromwell, privateer.t Tins 
day we have it in the newspapers, of the Uoston, Providence and Ranger 
frigates having taken fourteen merchantmen, with the convoy, a frigate, and 
sent them into France. I 

Tuesday, 6th. Cloudy and rainy weatlier. Last night came on shore 
seven French prisoner^-, and vrere committed here. Mr, Wrenn and Mr. 
Duckett came and paid us our money, and assured us that our exchange 
was every day expected, which kept us in high spirits. Have received 
several letters from our officers that made their escape and got to France, 
which gives us great encouragement. 

Wednesday, 7th. Kainy weather. This day the jury sat on Kobert 
Cameron, as is customary among prisoners, &c. (This day began retailing,) 
In great hopes. They have allowed us both lights and sentinels once more. 

Thursday, 8th. Clear and pleasant weather. This day came here forty- 
two Frencii prisoners from on board the guardship. Jlr. Wrenn came here, 
and still assures us of our exchange. This day INIr. Horn died ; he acted 
as a lamplighter for us ; this makes the third that has died in that and a 
turnkey's station. 

Friday, 9th. Clear weather. Last night were brought here from Win- 
chester Gaol, one American and two Frenchmen, that made their escape 
from this prison the tifth of August last, and have been in Winchester 
Bridewell ever since. They have taken both lights and sentinels out of 
our ];rison once more. Parliament is prorogued to the 12th of November 
next, for reasons best known to themselves. 

Saturday, 10th. Clear weather. This day came on shore thirty-two 
French prisoners ; likewise live are gone on their parole. We still remain 
in higli spirits. 

Suriday, lllh. Fine weather. This morning our men came out of the 
Black Hole — Baxter, Reed. &c.§ No more news for us at present, but 
still continues as before. Kverything runs in our favor all through Eng- 
land, &c. 

Monday, 12th. Clear weather. This morning was found a hole in the 
French prison, done by undermining, about twelve yards in length ; none 
got off^ We still continue in high spirits as yet. 

* TLis was theFox, 23, Briti--h, which had been captured by the Hancock fii?ato, and 
rcciipturcd by th?. Flora, the year i-revious. — I u-?e British Account in Tov,m and Cowitrj/ 
Magazine, fui- 1777, pp. 44'j, 417; also Gentleman's Mar/, for 1778, p. .540. 

t Robert CiimoroT), of the Oliver Cromwell privateer — see Roil— comiuilfed lo Forton 
Prison, Oct. 13, 1777. See entry in Jotiri.al for Oct. 7, 1778. 

t Tiic Losioii, 3'rovidencc and R.xii'jer frigates (all of the United States Navy). John 
Paul Jotie' bi'i f ornniandefl the Runirer, in v.-ijich he made a famous cruise, April, 1778, iu 
Ihe Iriih C!iar;-.cl. I'idc Ri.GisTKa, xxvi. 110, &c. 

§ See notes under entry lor Sept. 14, 1778. 



168 A Yankee Privateersman in Prison. [April, 

Tuesday, loth. Fine weather. Mr. "Wrenn and IMr. Duckelt come and 
paid us our luoncy, as usual. Last [night ?] made their escape, twenty-one 
French prisoners : four of whom 'n-ere retaken ; the rest got clear otK 

Wednesday, 14th. Clear weather. Seventeen French prisoners came 
on shore, ami committed to prison. ">Ve still continue in high spirits as }et. 
This day iMr. Dawkins (printer. Gosport)'* came up to see me, and still con- 
firms the news we have already liad. 

Thursdiiy, 15th. Clear weather. Nothing remarkable this day but the 
taking of the St. Albion, an English seventy-four, and carried into Brest.f 

Friday, IGth. Fine weather. In great hone that an exchange of prison- 
ers will take j-lace for those in France. 

Saturday, 17th. Mr. Lock went into the cook-room, in the room of Mr. 
Hall, to do duty as chief cook, &C. S^c.t 

Sunday, 18ih. Fine weather. Nothing remarkable this day. 

Monday, 19th. Clear weather. Li great hopes of an exchange. Mr. 
Lock came out of the cook-room. 

October 2uth. Cloudy and rainy. Mr. "Wrenn and Mr. Duckett came 
and paid us our money, and told us the ships were expected every day to 
carry us over to France. Likewise came on shore seven ^^xaerican pris- 
oners taken in the Eagle brig, out of Boston. Dr. Allen is one of thera : 
by v/hora I have iieard of my brother ^\'illiam and his fiimily.§ 

Wednesday, :?l&t. Cloudy weather. Great news from America; we 
have not seen the newspapers yet. In great hopes yet. 

Thursday, 2*2d. Cloudy and rainy. We have it in the newspapers of 
the taking lihode Island and destroying seven frigates ; taking four thousand 
five hundred British ijrisoners ; and a great deal of other news.ji 

Friday, iZa. Stili continuing to rain. Tlie news of the taking of the 
Albion, an Engli-h seventy-four gun ship, is confirmed, and after a slight 
engagement. This day tlie Buckinghamshii-e militia came here to do duty 
in the room of the Westminster. 

Satui-day, 2-lth. Kainy, raw cold weather ; nothing remarkable this day. 

Sunday, 25th. Kainy ; raw cold as yet. It is the report this day that 
Lord IJowe has arrived from America, but we have heard no news as yet. 
Gov. Johnston is likewise come in the same ship.*! 

Monday, 2Gth. Clear weather. This day Lord Howe carae on shore, 
and set off innnediately for London. He v.'as chasc-d by two French seven- 
ty-four gun ships, close to the back of the Isle of Wight, and with great 
diihculty got clear — only with the loss of his top-ma^ts, &c.** 

[To be continued.] 

* The name of Mr. Djwkins rtoes not nsrain a:)pcar in the Journal. He was evidently 
an ac'iiiuintiince of the :Mitlior, since he appears to have come to £ce him in particular. 

t Ste entry fur 0( t. 'IZ, 177^. 

+ lloabcn Lock, ot tiie crew of the Ri-In? States — see Roll — committed to Forton Prison, 
June 14, 1777. .See cTitry under Oct. 19, 17/'S, and note at the end of this Joarnrd. Mr. 
Hail — Diivid Hail, .simi.er, Y.-.nkee, Cuiiou— .-:ee Roll and Li:t of Officers apitendcd — com- 
mitted to prison June 2ti, 1777- 

^ The names of theje prisoners are given in Roll. Benjamin Allen was the doctor 
named. 

II D'E-tai:ig '.vith liis fleet ajiproached Xewport, R. I.. Angu.-t 1778, to attack the British, 
■who were in fios.-cssiou of the' I'liice, Mhcn the liriri-h t-urned and sunk several of their 
frigates in the harbor to prevent their f;dlin^' into !i;s bands. The combined attack hy the 
French firct and the American forces, however, failed. 

^ Gov. Juhn-tone, ow) of the British commissioners for treating; witli Cons-'rc';* — entry of 
Journal for Api 11 16, 177S, &c. He iUtun.ptcd to brihe certain memi)ers of Contrrcis. He 
h.ad ti;.en a ju-iifier of tli'; Air.erk-an.-- it. rarliamenr. asid governor of Florida. 

*» Lord ihv.\<\ a.l.i.ini!, ;;!id !).-Mrh r . f r,cn. Sh- V.i!ii-u:i Howe. He .irrivtd :;t .'^t. Hflens 
in sh.iji r.:i;:ic, rac 'J'lrh. .uid touched at Rhode I^rland ou his return, 2Gth Septeuroer. — Gen- 
tlema>i"s Jifag. fur 177i', page 543. 



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Mary 1). of m'^ Jolm i*v: ITafi;iIi Fulker — — 
Samuel S. of m" Samuel ^ Mercy "Wolcol — 

i"' jJoliu S. of m'' Jainos ^^ ^favy Brintuel — — 
iMoi'cy D. of ui"' liicliard &; .Mary Sutton — — 
JElizabeth D. of ivJ yiavAww & ' Johnlbn 

i^ Lucy a Neirroe maiJ of mr Jolin Solcy — — 
jThomas S. of m' Thomps 6^ m= Joanna Jenner 
iElijab' S. of inr Samaol il- Pliipps — — 

j William S. of m'' Jof iali ^c Ilanali Harris — 
iKutharine D. of ni' Jofhuali lV: Abiu" Boujamia 
J-;ii;'abet]i D. of m' Joletili ^c Eiiz. Frotbmgham 
jSaraU D. of m"" Ezekiel it Elizabeth Cbover — 
jWilliaui S. of m'' Joleph iS: Salter — — 



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Brintnel 

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Johnfon 

Lucy 

Jenncr 

Phipps 

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'Anne D, of m' Conftant & Anna Freeman — Freeman 

ILucy D. of m"" Charles (ju') «t Ami Hiifiewol IfuuRwe! 

jEiizabcth D. of m"" Joieph & Duroihy Ividder Kidder 

Elizabeth D. of m' Timothy ^ Goodwin Goodivia 

jCalob S. of ra"" Caleb & Lampfon — — Lampion 

Peter S. of Lincoln & Zilp.ih (a Baptiz'd neyro) Peter 

Barret S. of m'' Jofeph & Pand — " — Rand 

jllaac D. of m^ Andrew I'i :^Lallet — — Mallet 

iHafiah D. of vi' Amos, & ILirris — — Harris 

I Anne D. of m' Ed-.varil & Anne Xewel — — Xe.vel 

j Abraham. S. of ra- Solomon ^: Eliz Phipps — Phij)p.s 
jThaukfiil L). of nv Jolm 6c Thankful Cbamberlain Chamberlin 

William S. of ni'' William & Eaton — — Eatcu 

Mary D. of m"" John & Sprague — — Sprague 

Hanah 1). of ra' Xath. Frothincrhara jun^ — Frothingham 

Benjamin S. of Daniel & Abigail Branch — Branch 

John S. of 7n'^ Manfrield & Marv Taoloy — — Tapley 

George S. of T.P Daniel .V ]M' Rebecca Ruff el PalTel 

Caleb S. of Timothy & "Mehitabel Swan — — Swan 

Seth S. cf mf Scth Switzf jun"' & — — Swcetscr 

Mary D. of m' Stephen &. Mary Boutcher — Bouuher 

Nathaniel S. of m"" Samuel »t 5p Mary Cary — Cary 

■\\''illiam 8. of m"- William fi m' J-:iizabcth Read Read 

Samuel S. of va' John & Role — — — Rofe 

Sarah D. of xa' Jonathan & Anne Ramfdel — Ramfdell 

John S. of m' John & Ireland — — — Ireland 

Mai-y D. of m- John & Ellz Pierce — — — Pierce 



Baptized i: 



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Decern^ j 10 JEbcnezcv S. of m- John & Mary Griifen — 

1 10 Simon S. of m'' Simon & Ifabel Dart — — 

24 Joaanah D. of W Thomas & Joannah — 

1727 i 8 j 31 Robert S. of m'^ Jauies ^; Elizabeth Flucker 

Janry j 7^:1 Abigail D. of m'' Stephen it Abigail Graunt 

I Ifaac S. of Philip .'s: Jane Vibert' — — 

l-t'f> Hainond S. of m'' Jofeph «S; Eliz Go^.'en 

i 28 Sufr-Kah D of in'' John & uV Sufanah — 

Febr I ] ]'"• jUariah I), of Ciiarles k Safanuaii White — 

j 18 iiachard S. of in'^ Richard Fofcer jur. — 

|John S. of m^ John H.dl _ _ _ _ 

•Rebecca 1). of m' Steplicn Badger jur — 



Griifen 

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Graunt 

Vibert 

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|r»Iarv wife of Ifaao Aborn — 

VVilliam S of Pioi^'er & Conant — 

JElizabeih D. of Jolui ^- Ruth Webber — — 

jWilJiam S of m'' Jofepli Hopkins — 

lElo;fzcr S of mf Jonath m Dows 

Sarah I), of im Bcaj & Sarah 'W'nters 

Elizabeth D. of m-- Jonathan Kettel — — 

Samuel, Mercy, & Sarah, children of m^ 
,. Samuel (S: Mercv 

uzab'.nh Addams, an adult perfon — ~ -1 

Aieroy 1>. of :\Iichaol & Bentley 

Stephen S. of PhiUpp Oc Hanah Gallifhon — 
Alice D. of ]Nir. Jolm iSc Alice Philliii? — — 
^. Kalharine D of m"- Christopher & ^ Blatrhford 
31 [John S of Ab [blot] Piltberry — _ _ _ 
Mary 1) of Samuel & Mercy — — 

I Baptized 1 7:^8 — Page 352 — 

r^ jPri.^cilia D. nf m' :\rattheAv & Mercv Griffen — 
]4 .'Stephen ii Mary T^vins of m' Stepfien ,C: 

, , . ., ,, Anuah Hall iur 

Aoigau T). of m'- David & To-»vni'end — 

Elizabeth D ot ni' Barthol : & Trow — 

21 IWilliaia S of pi' Thomas & iP^ Katharine Wver 



A bora 

Conant 

V^ebber 

Hojjkins 

Dows 

Waters 

Kettel 

Maxv 
Ad'iams 
Bentley 
Gailh"hon 

Phillips 

Blatcliford 

Piltberry 

Maxv 



jMatthew S. of m-- John \ -ii' Dorcas Soley ' 

.Jonathan S. of m^ Jonathan Edmunds jun" — 

I Hauah D. of ju"- Jonatlian Carv terrius — 

i iJohn S. of m^ Samuel .t Huldah Eads — — 

:Eiizabeih D. of m- William Hopping _ _ 

28 lEhzabeth D. of m' Jofer-b Auftin juu'- — — 

5th I Sarah D. of m' Robart k Sarah Stone — — 

■Sarali D. of ni^ P.oberr, & Mercy Sprin^ — — 

12'^^: Benjamin S. of John cc Rebecca Onter — — 

IflthiStej.hen & Hannah children of John Parker — 

[Hannah D. cf Charles ft Huf=;ino- 

26 iXathauiel S. of ^P Richard & Kettel ~ 

jMartha D. of :M- Thomas & Jem. Stone — 

2^ Jane D. of m"- Srinuei Addams iuf — 

S'^ P:iizabeth D. 0." M'- Andrew & Abigail Newel 
16 Johu. S of Mf Elias (& AbiijailJ S?"one jur — 
|Jonathan S. of m' Ebenez"- & Anna Grover — 
23<i jMary D. of Mr Foter \- M- Sarah Calef ~ — 

30 j Samuel S. of m'' Thomas ok Brazier 

jEhvab.-ith D. of m' John ^ M^ Abieai! Stephens 

;Mary D. cf m"- Benj. i Reed^ 

21 jThomas. S. of nv Nathaniel Covrdrv — -_ 



M D 



Baptized 1 728 — Pa'i-e 353 



4''i' Thomas S. of n."- Thomas & Joanah Jenner 

iJonathan S. of m^ Jonathan & Call — 

4 jMary. D. of m"- Joseph .Sc Newel — 

ll'HJohn S. of m-' Juhn 6c Eliz. Goodwin 

lS""-jXatiian S. of Xathaii ^>; Eliz "Webber — 
jvSarah D. of Thomas \' Abiirail Mau.lliri _ 

I8*!ijMary D. of ^V'iiiiam & '" P.ad-cr — 
jPcter S. of J^incohi vV Zilpah Necrroes. — 

25 'John S. of nr Thonuis & Eliz. Welfh 



Griiftn 

II? 11 

Townfead 

Trow 

W%er 

Soiey 

Ed'uiunds 

Carv 

Ead's 

Hop'.'iac; 

Auu'u 

Stoi;?! 

Spring 

Center 

Par.kcr 

Hufsing 
Kettel 

Stone 

All dams 

Xewel 

Stone 

Grover 

Calef 

Bra/ier 

Stephens 

Reed 

Cowdrv 



Jenner 

Call 

Xewel 

Goodwin 

Webber 

^faud[in 

Bad-er 



— Welfh 



1S78.] liecord-Bool: of the First Church in Clto.rlestoicn. 171 



Sept I 1^1 



15 
29 



Octol 



Decern" 
172? j 



Foliruary 
March 



ISf'i 
27th 

10 
17 

D 



— Page 353 (^Concluded). — 

Jlnry D. of inr Ifaac i^- Grace Parkor — — 
:Eli/.abctli D. of m' .losoph »N: Hanali Grey — 
'Jonathan S. of m' Uarnabas 6c Eliz Davis — 
Mercy D. of m^ Samuel ^"^ Mercy AYolcot — 
'James S. of nV Sain;:(.'l Call — — — — 

Sarah D. of ni" Jame- & Kettol — — 

EJ^'.-ard S, of 111^ Nathaniel & Eliz: Wyer — 
IjNlary D. of mr Samuel &. Larkin — — 

jAbrahnm S. of m^ Ebenezer 6c Rand — 

JBenjamin S. of lu' Jofiah ^: Mary Hensha-w — 
jMargarit, D, of m' Daniel [rj ju" & Margarit 
I Lawrence 

Samuel Green — — — — — — — 

;Eichard S. of m^ Richard Call — — — — 

::\Ii.:hael, S. of Isl' John cS: M-^ Elizabeth — ~ 
! Samuel. S of Samuel & Nutting — — 

I Samuel S. of Samuel ^c Alice Green — — 
iLvdia D. of m- Ed\rard Larkin jun"' — — 
j William S. of Robert and Alice 'Eight — — 
Jjofeph S. of m" Nathaniel *& Lampfon — 



Baptized 1728 



— Pase S54 — 



April 



Mav 



1; 
M 
Mav 



15'", Sarah D. of m' Xaihariiel tV M Southe — 

22 Solomon S. of m' John Smith ju' — — — 

29 jSarah D. of m'' James ic Mrgrit Sherman — 
12* Jonathan S. of M"" David Oc Abigail Sprague 

,?.iehitabel. D. of Caleb tv Katharine Band — 

2*3 Elizabeth of nv' William & M" Eliz Bead — 

Sarah D of uv^ Pelenah ix Sarah Webber — 

2?^ Bartholoatew S. of Jofeph (Jc Mary Ballard — 

John. S. of m"" Jolm Townfend — — — — 

1728; 

2^ Benjamin S of ni'" Benj : &■: Sarah "Wheeler — 

'Samuel. S. of m^ Koger & Conant — 

JAbrrJiam S. of uv Adam &: Rachel "Waters 

jllaac S. of Sd Adam & Rach.^l Waterf, 

jBenj: ['?] Jacob S of m" Benj. Hurd — 

EU/aueth 1). ui \a' Robert & Eli/. Ball — 

'^Slary D. of in'' Thomas 6c INLargarit Tailor, — 

23^ •Ab'-aham S. of Phiiipp & Haiiah Galli.shon • — 

30'^ Jlaac. S. of M'' Eleazer Johnfon (ju'j 6c Eliz 

j Johnfon 

;!Marv D. of m'' William & Mary Manly — — 

G SterJhen S. of ]M' Srcpben 6c ' J^ieree — 

20 Timothy S. of ^M'' John 6c Alice Phillips — — 

'Anna D. oi: m' Richard & Sutton — — 

27 Hannah D. of M" Caleb Lampfon — — — 

jh'.R S. of m' Steolieu .:s; Abigail Grant — 



16 



IG 



}- 



-1 



29 
1) 



.Elizabeth D. of m"- Jofeph & 



Fioft 



Martha D. of m- Stephen Hall ju'' ^- Anna ~ 



B [torn] 29 



Page 



11"" John S. of mr JoraTtornj Annah ILnvard 
Hannah D. of m'" JofirJi 6c Hannah Harris 

IS-^' Eleazer S. of ru" JoiVph & Eliz Lerumon — 
lAV'ilbam j k '> T y/iti^ of m'' SoJomon 6< 
iThjmas ) Katharine Phipps 



Parker 

Grey 

Davis 

Wolcot 

Call 

Kettel 

AA'yer 

Larkin 

Rand 

Henshaw 

Lawrence 

Green 

Call 

Gill 

Nutting 

Green. 

Larkin. 

Right. 

Lampfon 



Southc 

Smith 

Sherman 

Sprague 

Raud 

Read 

Webber 

Ballard 

Townfend 

"Wlieeler 

Conant. 

Waters. 

Hurd. 
Ball. 
Tailor 
Gallifhon 

Johnrou 

Manly 

Pierce 

Phillips 

Sutton 

Lampfon 

Grant 

Fro5t. 

Hall. 



Howard 

Harris 

Lemmon 



— Phipp3 



J 72 P.-icord-Booli of t]i<2 Fii'sf. Church hi Charlesiovm.. [April, 



June 

July 
Augit 

Sept 

Octob 

1729 






OQth 

24 



31 

14'!= 
28 

12-' 
20 



— Page 355 {Ccnchidcd). — 

lEdward S. of m'' James iSc Hayc? — — ITayes 

JMrsry D.' of lU'' Mioliaol & Winilred Bri^den Briodou 

iWUHam S. of ni'' Timothy &: Aoicrl Goodv.-ir. — Gocdwiu 

I William S. of ui" AVillinm & Katharine Bodman Bodman 

jliebecca D. of Jofepb. ^: lAL-becea Tvlinck — INIirirk 

jEhzabeth 1). of William \- F.Iiz. Pottam — — Poii-.in 

Richard S. of m'' Stephen & M^ Pai-nel Coumau Ccd.T.an 

'Mary D. of m'' John \' P. and — — — Pianu 

ISarah D. of m' Jonrahan & Rand — — Rand 

;^).:iry 1). of nV An'lrc•^v & AVJjail Xe^vel — Xowcl 

^[anha D. of M' Tb.omas & ^Martha Svmrne? — Svmmes 

jParnel 1). of M^ Richard (Sc Fofter juu^ Putter 

Thomas, S. of Phillip & Jane Vibert — — '^'ibert 

JArme D. of John Ck Anne Hall _ _ — — Hall 

jElizabeth D. of m" Edward 6v ^lary ]Muick — ^^vfirict 

! Sarah 1). of nir Jolin S: Ireland — — Ireland 

iJohn. >S. of m=' Jonathan & Acne Ramfdel — Rarafdcl 

jEbenezer S. of ni- Elias Stone \jJ — — — Stone 
jThomas. S. of m"' Xatbauiel &, Mehitabel Cowdry Cov.ib^y 
iMutthew, fil pofthum Dofuncci ilatthew & 

I 3Iercy Griffen Griften 

i Henry Piullips S. of m'' TLo: <Jv- M- Joanna Jcnner Jenner 

'If'.ac S. of rvJansfieVl o.: Tapley — — Taply 

iVnilianj S. of nir Xathaniol (ju'') vk Frotliinc;hara Frothin jlir.m 

iMao' JJ- f'f lu' Loni: Lt "Waters — — Waters 



Baptized 172? 



■Pa-e 356 — 



October 


2o. 


Xovember 




Xov 


9'-i 


2vov 


23 


Dec 


14-' 


Dec 


21. 



Dee 



1729! 
Jan 



Jan 

Feb 



11th 



gt^ 



Ebcnezer S. of mr Ebcnezer & Huldah Kent — 
Peter S. of I)^ Peter ^c :NP Sarah Calef — — 
Sar^-h D. of mr Jolcph vV Ruth Hopkins — — 
Elizabeth D. of m"' William <Sc Hoppin;z — 

Grace D. of nv Thomas & Grace Briifden — 
Chriftopher S of mr John & Eiiz Goodwin — 
John S. of m^ John ifc ^Martha Ivory — — — 
Elizabeth D. of m"" David ck Townfend — 

William S. of ra'' "\A illiam <Sc Badger — 

E!i>:aljeih 1) of mr Ed-.vard & INIartha Goodwin 
Abigail D. of mr Eliphalet & A'oigail X'e-vvel 
John S. ot mr Henry &: Poiindig (? 

Samuel S. of mr Samuel & Fades — 

Caleb S. of mr Caljb & Rand — — 

llaliah D. of mr Samuel & Carj- — 

Ho])hzibah D. of mi James & Capen 

Eulior D. of 'yi' Richard & Anne Kette! — 
Efther \). of ?vP Jonathan ii Ccdl — 

Mary I), of 2k!'' Jonathan Do-;v? ju'' — — 
Ruth O of mr X^ath. cc Fliz "Wver — — 



■0 



Kent 

Calef 

Hopkins 

Hopping 

BrigdfU 

Goodwin 

Ivory 

Towrfond 

Bad^^er 

Goodwin 

Xewel 

Pounding 

Eades 

Rand 

Gary 

Capen 

Ket:cl 

Call 

Dows 

Vv'ver 



[Records of or.'! inati.jns, j71?>-2-''. occupy tiie remainder of this pa^e, which in tlie reversal 
and numberit.,-, irom tne oack i-: 25. Tbe Capiisms are continued on page 28'J.] 



1729,j30 



March 



AprH 



Pa^'e 289 



1 {Hephzibah D of m' Setli Svreetzer jur — — Swectzer 
1.5 l.lohn S. of mr Ebr-nezr & m* Hi Hah Hyu-li — Hou-h 
jIfannaaD of m' Charles Ilanah Huffen [Vl — Hiiruu 
22- jThomar S, of ]\f' Sa-auel Addami — — — Addams 

5 jEiizaboth D. of m^ Soloujon (jun-') & Eliz PLipps Phipps 



1878.] Iiccord-JDoohof the First Church in Charlestoicn. 173 



lilay 



June 



June 
July 



10 

10 



28' 



5"! 



— rage28£> (Concluded).— 

iMm-j D. of 111"" Anurew & Mallet — — 

'Eebocfa D. of mi- Johu & Spiague — 

ISnfaiJah D of nu' John & Sufafiali Hancock — 

^Samuel, S. of m' Tlioma? Brazior — — — 

'Jolin Sherman (AdiiltriS & Uxoratn?) — — 

jJofoph S. of in"' Jofeph & Gowcu — — 

iKobcrt S of m"" Robert <S: Marv Stone — — 

'John S of rar Tboma? & Eliz "Welsh — — - 

iSamuel S of mr Ro^f-r & Couant — — 

SarDiiol S of m'' Ru'jert & Mercv Spri'icr — — 
llaunh I), of M-' Srar.uel & AbigaifAVcbb 

"William S of mr Wi'liini & Sarah llraroa — 

jMargarit D. of mr Abel & Piifburv — 

jRebec-^^a D. of uV -lohn & M^ Eliz Gill — - 

;Ab'.a-ail D. of mr Jcfejih <S; Salter — - 

'Sarah 1). of M^ Richa-d .<c Miller — - 

[The Recoril of Baptisms is continued on pare 2SS.] 



Mallet 

S]:>ragne 

Hancock 

Brazier 

Shcnnaii 

Go v.- en 

Stone 

Wei?]) 

Conant 

Spring 

Webb 

Heaton 

Pili'bury 

Gill 

Sairer 

Miller 



Baptized 1730 



Pao-e 288 — 



Jnlv 19. 



July 
Ang 
Aufj 
Aui 
Sept 
Octobr 



2G. 
IG 
23 

gth 
4t'. 



Octobr IJ*^ 



Octobr 
Ootob 

Xovembf 
22d 



Xov 
Dcccmbr 



Docembr 
1730 I 31 
January 



25 



Eli::abeth 1). of nn- Edward & Eliz (deceafd) "Wycr "\\ yer 
Siifauah D of M"^ William (jnnr) & Sufanah 

Leathers Leathers 

Thomas of M-" Ezekiel & M"^ Eliz Cheever — Chever 

Nathan S of M'' Xathan & Webber — "Webber 

Nathaniel S. of M'' Xathaniel & Webber Webber 

Benjamin S. of mr Jofeph &; Ballard — Ballard 

ilartha D of mr Lardiolomew & 'J.'row — Trow 

Mdry D. of M'' Tlir-mas ^V: Ishivy CrofAvel — Crofwell 

Rc-becca 1). of m" Stephen Badrer jur & ^Mary Badger 

Matihevv' S. of I'>ur,ic-1 & Abigail Branch — — Brancli 

Samuel S of m"" Jonathan Gary tertius — — Gary 

William S. of Samuel & Mercy Wolcot — — Wolcot 

Samuel S of m'' Tliomas &: Saltar — — Saltar 

Abigail ]> of mr Jofhua & M^ Abig. iSenjamin Benjamin 

Robert & Thomas sons of Patrick & Ruth Brovvn Brown 

A^nne D. of iw' Stephen (jur) ic Anne Hall — Hall 

Sarah D. of Thnnias & Abl-zaii ^Maudlin — — Maudlin 

Jolia S. of m'' INiichael iSc "Winifred Brigden — Brigdeu 

Ed\Nard S. of m'' Daniel & Eades — — Eades 

Richard S of m"" Jofoph (ju') & Johanah Auftin x\uftin 

L)avid, S. of mr Jofeph & Anne Xewcl — — Xev.-el 

Mary 3^ of rar Andrew 6c Abicrail Newel — — Ne\rel 

Sarah I) of Charles ^- Sufanah "White — — AVhite 

Anne I) of n'/ John & Thankful Ghambcrlain Chamberlain 

PLcbecca D of Jofr-ph & Rebecca iklirick — — Mirick 

[The Record of Baui:=ms is continued en page "67-] 



Baptiz'd, 1730 



Pajrc 357 — 



29 



13. 



20*: 



Sarah T) of Jl' Ifaac & Grace Parker — — 
Samuel S. of mr Na'haniel & Mary Souter — 
jfaiiJi. S. of m'' Pfter & Either Eades — — 
Kbenezer. S. of m'' luchard & Call — — 

Ehzabeth D. of iW CbriRopher ^<:-:^Lary Bltchford 
Benjamin S. of ni'' JofiaJ; o>: Mary Hcuihaw — 



Parker 

Souter 

Eades 

Call 

Blat'-l.rord 

Heniirr.v 



3'* 



Elizabeth D. of m' James & Eliz Flucker 
VOL. xxxir. 16 



— Flukcr 



174 Iiccord-Bool of the First Churdi in Charhsfozrn. [April, 



Jan 


10"' 


Jan 


24 


Jan 


31 


^"^hr 


7 th 



Febr 21 



Feb 


28. 


March 


14 ti. 


March 


28 


April 


•i''" 


April 


11* 


May 


0,1 


Miiy 


tjth 


June 


6. 


June 


20-' 



1731 
M D 
June 

July 

Auaft 



Sep' 



Octobr 



Kovm'' 



M 

Kovembcr 
Kov 

Dec'' 



903 



12 

19 

19 

3'^ 

17 
31 

7' 



D 

14" 

'21 

28 

5 

19. 



26 



— Page 357 (Concluded). — 

Juiianna D. of m'' Ebenez' & Eliz. Rand — — 
Natliauiel & Williaiu Twins of nir Xatlianiol & 
Jof^'jih S of mr JolV|/n & FrotliinL'^ham — 

"William S. of nu- \Viiliam »& Dnd^or — 

Abigail 1) of mr Ifaac Bofdil (Dectal'dY <>; ]\Iarv 
:Manfil S. of ^ranfii & Ta])ly ~ — — 

James S. of Charles HuncNvel jur — — — 
Huldah J), of m' Ebcnczcr & liuldab Kent — 
Jonathan S. of m'" JSarnalias & Eliz Davis — 
IlaHah, D of M^ Tvicliard (ju^) & M^^ Mary Fofter 
Benjaniln S. of r^P John .Sc ^V^ Parnel Codman 
HanaL U. of m"- Stej)J!eu & Abigail Grant — 
Thomas. S. of m'' Thoma? & ^larv Iluchifon — 
Grace T). of M"" Julm A: :M^ Abi-ail .Stephens — 
John S of in'" Thomas .Sc rn* Margarit Taylor — 
jNFary D. of m"" Jonathan &: Call ' — — 

]Mary D. of Darliy & 2kiaro;arit Sullivan — — 
i\Jarv 1> of lii'' Thomas & Marv .Sahmarsh — 
Daniel S. of :\P Adam & Rachel AVaters — — 

[The Record of BapiisRis is continued on i«c;e 163.] 

I Baptized 1731 —Page 163 — 

jSarah I) ot" ra'' Peier & Sarah Tov-nfend — — 
•J.abcz S. of m"" Nathaniel Frothingham — — 
.Mofes S. of uV Dani I\[ai'on — — — — 
Richai'd S. of m'^ William Hopping — — — 
•Tames S of Thomas & Jemima Stone — — 
Xicliolas S of Nicholas & !\[ary Kindnofs — 
Solomon S of m"" Samuel (Deceafd) i^ widow 

Abigail rhipps 
Abigail D. of mr David Townfcnd — — — 
William S. of m'' William & Katharine Bodman 
Relief D of m' FzeViel & m»- Eliz Checver — 
Mehitabel D. of m' Solomon & Katharine Phipps 
Abigail D. of nv Thomas \- Powers — 

Ephraim S. of m"" Ephraim & Breed — 

Katharine D of nf Thomas it M" Katharine Wyer 
William S of m"^ "William & Goodwin — 

Elizabeth D of m'' ]»enjamin & Wheeler 

Edv,-ard S. of ra'' Samuel S: m' Mary Cary — 
Martha D of mr Benjamin & Reed — 

Thomas S. of m'' Thomas & Ruth ^Vuften — 
John S. of m"^ Benjamin Ilurd — — — — 
Thomas S. of m' Charles & Hufsen — 

Mary, D. of m' John 6c Mary Sherman — — 



Baptized 1731 



Pafre 164 — 



Anne T) of mr Andrew & Abigail Newel — 
Robert. S of m^ Robert 6< Elizabeth Ilufsey 
Martha D to Edward and Martha — — 
Elizabeth D of Jufeph and Anna — — 
Elizabeth D of Stephen and Elizabeth — 
William S of Timothy and Abigail — — 
Samuel S of Jo.-iah and Hannah — — 
llannati D of 'J homas and — — — 

Mathew S of Malhcw and Eliz* — — 

[To be continued.] 



Rand 

Lampfon 

Frotiiingham 

Badger' 

P>oldil 

I'ajjly 

Hu newel 

Kent 

Davis 

Fouer 

CoduKia 

Grant 

Ilr.ehiron 

Ste}>hens 

Tavlor 

Call 

SuUiAan 

Sakmai'sb 

Waters 



Town fend 

Frothingha.m 

Mafon 

Hoppiui^ 

Stone 

Kindnofs 

Phipps 

Town fend 

Bodman 

Cheever 

Phipps 

Powers 

Breed 

Wyer _ 

Goodwin 

W^heeler 

Carv 

Reed 

Auftin 

llurd 

Hufsen 

Sherman 



Newel 

Hufsey 

Goodwin 

Salter 

Pierce 

Goodwin 

H,u ri. 

S:.lt!;r 

Johnson 



1878,] Lone/meadow Fanrllies. 175 



LONCatEADOW (MASS.) FAMILIES. 

Communicated by V.'tLr at.d S. Aile.v, Esq., of East Bostcn, Mass. 
[Contiaucd from page 70.] 

5tli Gen'eratiox. Gfiins I51i'-=;, of Longraeadow, son of Ebeuezer and 
Abigail r>liss, -u-ns married Oct. 2. 1787. to Eunice Rolnnsoii, d.iuEjhter of 
Koah and llannali Robinson, of Granville. Their children Tiere : 

ChauDcy, born Fobruary 10, 17S0 ; Orpha. born Oct. lO, 1700; Xaomy, 
born July 2G. 1792 ; Eunice, bom Dec. 27. I7'J3; Ebenezer. born Juno 5, 
171'5, died March 21, ISGS; Hannah, born June 10,1797; Gains, born 
April 9, 1800, died Nov. 10, 1814, killed by a bull. Eunice, the mother, 
died March 26, 1803. Gains Bliss was married again, January 19, 1804, 
to Flavia Keep, daughter of Samuel and Sabina Keep. Their childi-en : 

Flavia, bora Decem'oer 10, 1804, died I\Iarch C, 1 SI 8, age 14; Emelia, 
born May 15, 1807; Chloe Lewis, born Oct. 17, 1809; Simeon Cooley, 
born March 12.1812, died Mavo, 1838. Fiavia, the mother, died Sept. 
19. 1 820, age Gj. Gains Bliss died Dec. 24, 1843, age 82 years. 

5th Generation. Gad Bliss, of Longnieadov^-, son of Ebenc;.'er and 
Abigail Bliss (pope 13). was married November 20, 1800, to Debornh 
Oicott. dani^diter of Deacon Benoni Olcott. of East "Windsor. Tlieir children : 

Hannah A., born December 21, ISOl : Gad Olcott, born .Alarch 1, 
1807. Deborah, the mother, died Nov. 11, 181G. Gad, the father, died 
NoA. 21, 1845, age 83. Hannah A. married Bev. Dorus Clarke. Gud 
Olcott married Harriet Coolev, Mav 21. 1828. Their childien : Ellen 
Eliza, born Jan. 4, 1832, died June 11. 1833; Ellen Eliza, born May 20, 
18S4; Harriet Olcott, born Sept. 8, 1838, died Nov. 2C, 1844; Ellen Eli- 
za, married .John 3 looker, Oct. 2, 1855. 

5th Generation. [Ba.gc 18.] Bev. Enos Bliss, sonof Ebenezer and Abigail 
Bliss, was married Feb. 10, 1793, to Nabby Newton, daughter of Cl^risto- 
pher and Mary Newton, of Newport, state of Nev/ Hamp.shire. Their 
children : 

Nabbv, born ]\'areh 17, 1704; Florella, born .Lmuary 15. 170^.; 
Alarson^ bon<. April 17. 1798. Nabby, the moiher. died March 22. 1800. 
The I'cv. Etios Bi'isb was married again, March 11, 1801, to Betsey Bread, 
daughter of lAxvid v-vA Bersey Bread, of Norwich, Ct. Their children : 

Sully, born Oct. 3, 1802 : Betsey Clement, born August 18, 1804; Sally 
Cleveland, born June 12, 180 G. The Bev. Enos Bliss v/as graduated at 
New ILr.-..':!, l'<87 ; was ordained at Brandon, in Vermont, October, 1792, 
and was dismissed. October, 1794. lla preached in Cornwall, in that state, 
more than one year, and in New Haven, io said state, more than two years. 
He was installed over a church in Orange, October, 1799. and dismissed 
from that church, July, 1803. He removed to Piermont, N. H., and con- 
tinued in theministry in that, place more than two years. In the beginning 
of the year 180G, be lefi Piermont. His llrst child was born in ihvndon, 
Lis second in Cornv/all, his third in New Haven, hi^ fourth in Orange, his 
fifth in Piermont. and liis sixth in East Vrindsor, Ct. In the beginning of 
the year 1807, he removed with his family to Black Biver, in the state of 
New Yo?'k. . . 



170 Longmeadow Families. [April, 

Gth ((Cncration. Nalbaniel Bibs, of LoDgmcaclow, son of Anncr and 
Sarali .Bliss (page 15), -uas nuimed IS'ovember 25, 3 779, to Mnitba Col- 
lins, daiigb-ter of Deacon Edward and Rtbeoca Collins, of Euiicld. Hn 
died Juue 20, 1835. Tlieli" childi-pn : 

Patty, born July 20, 1780; Mary, boiu May 14. 17S2, died Au;Tust 
2G, l7"8.j; Marv. boru Sept. IS, 1784, died June 2G. 1704; 3Iamre, born 
Augnst 25, 17b'L», died Oct. 24, 1791 ; Z^Iamre, b. Feb. 21. 17r"2, d. July 
4, 1794: Eebecca, boru Nov. 29, 1786. died June 24,1791; Xair.ardei, 
November 5, 1794, died July 14. 1845, age 51 ; Abu'jr, born Seplemljer 
IG, 1790, died July 17, 1798: Rebecca, born Apiil 29, 1799, died Se}>t. 
15, 1800; Samuel "Warriner, boru Noveinbor 2G, 1801. Patty, ihe daugh- 
ter, was married Dec. 19, 1802, to Ilorris Ijurt (see page 02). 

Gth Generation. [Page 19.] Zadock lUi^s, of Longmeadow. son of 
Pelatiab and Jernima Bliss, was married May 14. i78G, to Sarah Cush- 
man, daughter of Isaac and Thankful Cuslunan.of Stafford. Their eliiidren : 

Zadock, born Feb. 2ij. 1788: Artemas. born Oct. 13, 179(); Asahel, 
born Jan. 3, 1793; Sarah, born Oct. 8. 1795, died July 7. 1800. Sarah, 
the niorher, died Julv 14. 1800. Zadock lUiss, the f-ither, died December 
17,1813. 

Gth Generation. Asahel F>li^s, son of Ebep.ezer and Sarah Bliss (page 
IG), was married June 10,1773, to Mary Chandler, daughter of .Stephen 
and Ma"y Chandier (sec pa^^e 45). Their children : 

Still-born, ]March, 1774; Mary, born April 14, 1775 ; Anne, bom April 
15, 1777. Asaliel 131!:.;=;, the father, was blown up in a powder-mill at 
Springiifld, JJay 7, 1777, and died May 11, 1777. jNIarj, the mother, was 
married ag:uD, Sept. 3, 1781. to El>enezer Pumrill (see page 191), at'd she 
died August IG, 1810. iSLary, the dauirhter, was married A] >iil 25, 179G, 
to Abraham Besse, of Bridgewater. Anne was married to Peter Pea-ie, 
August 28. 1794 (page 179). 

6th Generation. Calvin Bliss, of Longmeadow, son of Xoah and Abi- 
gail Bli.ss, was married Jan. 11, 1809, to Lucy Colton, dauirhter of Tho- 
mas and Hatuiah Colton. He died Feb, 24, 18 02. She died May 14. 
1862. Their children: 

Aaron, born January G, ISlO; Abi<iail Cooley, born Sept. 2. 1811. 

6th Generation. James liliss, of Lcnomeadow, son of Noah and Abi- 
gail I'li.-s (page 17). was n.iarried May 14, 1819, to Eunice Chandler, 
dangh'^er of Abuer ;ind Eunice Chandler (see page 47). Their children: 

Sylvette'. born Scot. 7, 1820; Louisa, born Dec 2, 1823; Jerusha, 
born Dec. 23, 1825; CordeJia. born June 14. 1829 ; Maria Robinson, born 
July 12, 1831, died Dec. 1, 38G1 ; Harriet So}>hia, born Sept. 2. 1833; 
Eunice Eliza, born Dec. 9, 1840. Jame.«, the father, died Jan. 15, 1804. 

7th Generation. [Page 2'b] Sylvester FilLss, of Longmeadov.'. son of 
James and Eunice Bliss, was married Sept. 27, 1848, to Nancy Catliarine, 
daughter of Dainel and Nancy Warner, of East IJaddam, Ct. 'Jlieir 
children : 

Hannah Brainard, born July 17, 1849 ; Marilla Chandler, liorn May 6, 
1853; James, born May 29, 1857 ; Ilaitit ilaria, born March 22, 1802; 
Nancy Catb.arino, the wife, v/as born Jarmary 24, 1819. 

[Pago 21.] .Toseph Booth, of Enfield, s.-n of Zachery Booth, v.ns mar- 
ried to Sarah Chandler, daughter of Henry and Lydia Chaiidhjr, .January 
29, 1730 (see pao'e 42). Their children: 

Josej)]'. born Get. 17. 1730, died Feb. i, 1810; Sarah, born May 14, 
1738, died same day; Isaac, born March 9, 1739, died Jan. 13, 1798; 



18V.S.~i Z^ovrjinendoio Farnilics. 177 

San-uel, born Aug. 28, 1740, (lif-<l Jan. 14, 1778. age 38 ; Z.acharKvh. lio-n 
M:nvh 20. 1742.^ died Jau. 18. 1S19, age 77; S:\nih, born Di-c. 1. 1743, 
died July 27. ISOO, age 57 ; Henry, boru Nov. 17, 1740, died Mardi 1, 
1792 ; David, born July 22, 1747," die.l young; ^Jeliitable, born March »'>, 
1740, died Sept. 21, 1823, age 74. Joseph Booth, the father, died Nov. 0, 
1784. Sarah, the motlier, died August U\ 1777. 

, Qipt. Jo^ep!) Booth, of Enfield.'son of Juseidi and Saiah Booth above, 
was married Oet. 21, 17G2, to I>Iary Hale, daughter of AVilliom Hale, of 
Enfield. Their children : 

Maw, born Sept. 10, 17r..';, died July 20, 1841 ; David, born Mareh 2, 
17G.5, died April 12, 1827 : Annis. born" Oct. 1. 17G(), died Jan. 8. 1847 ; 
Lydia, born Aujuist 12, 17C8. died Julv 25, 1838 : Joseph, born Aug. 30, 
1770, died Sepu 0, 1849 ; Peter, born July 27, 1772, died March 5, 1805 ; 
Eliphael, born April 26, 1774, died Oct. 20', 1845 ; Independence, born July 
14, 1770, died Nov. 14, 1828; Hannah, born Dec. 7, 177S, died Oct. 14, 
1802. 

Mary vras married to Capt. Israel Chapin, of Springfield, March 14, 
1800. "lie died April ^lo, 1810. and Mary, his widow, was married to 
Deacon Stephen Jones, of Ludlow, Sept. 25,1812, Annis was married 
to Edmund Evarts. Oct. 0. 170G. (See page 128.) Eydia was married 
Oct. 4, 1707, to Lieut. Henry Colton (see page 73). Indcpendeiice was 
married to Danforth Charter, Aug. '2h, 1802. The families of the sons, see 
pr.ges 21 and 22. C::pt. Joseph Booth, the f.uher, died Feb. 4, 1810. 
Mary, the Diother, died Marelx 11, 1800. 

Henry Booth, of Ent^.eld, son of Jose])h and Sarah Booth in tlie family 
above, was married to Dorothy Fish, of East Windsor, Nov. 2, 17 G8. Their 
children were : 

Sharon, born Dec 28. 1771 ; Dorotliy, born Jan. 12, 1774; Abi, born 
Dec. G, 1778; Sarah, born Dee. 5, 1780; Eneas, bc>rn Nov. 15, 1783. 
Henry Booth, the father, died ^March 1, 1792. Dorothy, the mother, was 
married to Elijah Burt, Oct. 31, 1703. Sarah was married, Dec. 10, 1700, 
to ILi.nou Cooley (see page 107). 

David Booi'i, of Longmeadow, son of Capt. Joseph and Mary Booth 
above, was married September 11, 1704, to Margaret Colton, daughter of 
Samuel and Lucy Coltoa. Their children: 

David, born Dee. 10, 170G: Lucv, born Dec. 11, 1708; Vc'ss/. boru 
Oct. 3, 1800; Joseph, born Oct. 10, 1802. died Sept. 18G7, at Warsaw, 

T TM • 1 TN - ^ .1.> 1 C,,-\ I T T 1 C i O 1 C'AT . C. ,..,K 



nia Colton. Flavia Bo^>th was married Dec. 10, 1828, to Amasa Convers 
r.Iargaret Booth vras married April 10, 1830, to Francis Bartlett. Samuel 
C. Booth, maia-ied Nov. 20, Ls33, to Maryam Allard. Sarah Booth, mar- 
ried Sept. 23, 1884, to -Jonathan Coble.* Mary Booth, married Oct. 21, 
1849, to Paul A. Haralson, Stone Mountain, L4a. Margaret Booth, the 
mother, die<l .Ian. 7, 1817. David Booth, the father, was married to Peg- 
gy JUirt, daughter of Elijali Burt. David Booth died April 12, 1827, age 
62. Peggy Booth died i\.b. 23, 1837, age GO. 

Peter Booth, son of Capt. Joseph and Mary I'.ooth (page 21). was mar- 
ried Oct. 10, 1707, to Patty Eyre, daughter of Thomas Eyre, of Eufield. 
Tl'.eir children : 

\\'irdau!, born June 0, 1708; Henry, born Aug. 2G, 18''J0; Hannah, 

VOL. XXXH. It]"* 



178 The Pcrrin FamUij, iXy)V)\, 

born Nov. 11, 1803 : Danforth Cliarlo?. born .Ian. 15, 1807; E'lraiUKl. horn 
August 21, 1810. Peter, the lather, died M.nch 5, 1815. [Manh.a. horn 
June 23, 1815. 

Eliphae! I'ooih. of EufieW. ?on of C;ipt. Jo::eph and Maiy iJoo'ih. was 
married Mai'ih 3, 1802, to Loice Cohou, uau. of Ileiirj and 31aiy Cokou 
(page G3). Their cliildren were : 

Hanuon, born Feb. 13, 1803, died Feb. 27, 1845 : Ilaunali, born April 
15,1805; Calvin, born July 8. 1807; Loice. born Sept. Vd. 1800. died 
Oct. 20, 18-i8 ; George, born Jan. 11, 1812 ; Edwin, born May 12, 181-1. 

[Page 23 blank.] 

[To be coiitiiiLir d.] 



THE PERPaN FAMILY. 

CoiiirnuDicated by Wit.t.iam B. Laphav. M.D., of Aiigu-ta, ^Ic. 

1. JoHx' Pkkkix is said to have been at Braintree soon after lOiO, 
and that after a short residence there lie removed to Rehobotli. In tha 
records of the latter town the name is variuu>!y spelled — " Perren." " Per- 
runi," " Perani," " Perem," and " Peren " — wliich led Savage to suppose 
that there were two fainiUe.s viz., John and Abraham Perham, and John 
and Abraham Perrin, as stated in the Genealogical Dictionary. A careful 
exatniiiation of the town records shows that there was only one family, 
and thai the descendants of JoIijj, Sr.. the emigrant, now write the name 
Perrin or Perri;:e. The at.cestor of the New England family of Perham 
never lived in Keiioboth. 

We know Init litiie of John Perrin, Sr. He appears to have been a man 
of some projninence in town, frequently elected to town office, an^l serv- 
ing on the jury. He died Sept. 13, lG7-i. His wife's name v/as proba- 
bly Hannah. His eldest son was born before his removal to Pehobotb, 
perhaps in Braintree, and perhap.s in England. Children : 

2. i. John, w. Mary. 

ii. H.'-NXin. b. July, 1615. 

3. ill. Ar.KAHAM, b. ^Mn.reh 1. 10 17. 

iv. M.\Rv, b. Feb. 1019 ; m. Jacob Ormsbce, Dec. 12, 1670. 

2. Jonx^ PkkiuN; Jr. (Jolrn^), residence in Rehoboth, appears to 
have taken the place of his father in aiding in the managemenl of pi;blic 
affairs. He v.-as one of those who made advances of money to the town to 
aid in its defence during Philip's war. He was buiied May 6, 109-4. By 
wife Mary he had the foi sowing children: 

1. i. John, b. Oci. 12, 1%S. 

ii. Samvel, b. March 10, 1671. 

iii. Makv, b. A[)ril 16, 1073. 

iv. Nau:asif.l, b. Aug. 19, 167.0 ; d. March 25, 1718. 

v. Mi-uiTABLE, b. April I'J, 1G77. 

vi. N'oAU, b. Doc. 2}. lOT'J : in. Patience Walker, June 14, 1705. 

5. vii. Daniki,, b. .'^lo.rch IS, lU-S. 

viii. Nathan irL. h. Fei). 9. 1083. 

ix. Davio, b. Feb, 7, lOS'l. 

X. SusANNV, b. Ji'ue 20, ICbT. 

3. Ar.FAiiAM' PrnrMN {John') v.a, iLarried to Sarah Walker. r>ec. 27, 
1G77. She was buried Aug. 2, 1C'J3. The records say that Abraham 



IST.S.] The Perrln Famihj. 179 

Perrin ^Tas buried May 15, 3G94; but Momoirs of Plymouth Colony, vol. 
iv. jKige 85, says ttiat wido'.v Abraham Perem advanced £l-i '2s. toward 
the expens'is of Philip's war. The children of Abraham and Sarah Peniu 
%\ ere : 

i. Sarah, b. Oct. 11, 1678. 

ii. EuzATiETU, b. Dec. 3, 1080. 

iii. Abkah.'.m. b. April 4, 1631 ; d. May 30, 1691. 

iv. Anne, b. March 13, 1GS5-6 ; m. Thomas Reed. 

T. Ruth, b. March 30, 1688. 

6. vi. Isaac, b. July 2, 1C90. 

vii. Jacob, b. Aug. 21. 1694 ; d. young. 

4. 3oYiyi^ Vy.v,.uva i^John^ John^) was married to Rachcd Idu in 171G. 
(This may have been a second marriage.) For second husband she mar- 
ried Edward Glover, in 1737. Children by this marriage: 

7. i. John, b. xMarcli 19, 1717-8. 
ii. Ezra, b. Aug. 0, 1720. 

iii. Rachet-, b. Oct. IS, \'r22 ; m. Joseph W'hibker, March 15, 1743. 
iv. TiMoxnr, b. Oct. 1, 1724. 

8. V. Jesj^k. b. Jr.a. 24, 1726-7. 

vi. Ei.!i'.AV.:;ni, b. N.tv. 17. 1723 ; m. Culyb Whitakcr, Oct. 15, 17.50. 
vii. liuLDAH, b, Feb. 2. 1730-1. 

5. Da.kjel"'' Pf.urix {Jolin,"^ Jolm^) was married to Abigail Carpenter, 
Nov. 12, ] 708. Chihlren : 

i. Abigail, b. Sept. 14, 1707 ; m. John Newraan. 

ii. Susa>:nau, b. Auir. 13. 1709. 

9. iii. Daniel, b. Feb. iO, 1710-11. 
iv. David, b. Oct. 15, 1714. 

V. Marv, b. J?.n. 11, 1716-7. 
vi. NoAjt, b. ^farch 12, 1723-4. 
vii. Lydia, b. .Ja>i. 17, 1720-7. 
viii. Hannah, b. Feb. 23, 172^-9. 

6. Isaac' Pehkin {Ah-aham,- JoJm^) and Susan Gyc were married 
June 16, 1714. Children : 

i. Susanna, b. Oct. 17, 1716. 

ii. Sarah, b. Maroli 1. 1717-18. 

iii. Isaac, b. Oct. 7, 1721. 

iv. Abraham, b. Dec. 1. 1722. 

V. Anne, b. March 1. 1727. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. March 12, 1729-30; ra. Oliver Walker, March 2, 1757. 

7. John'' Pekrix {.Tohn,^ John,^ John^) and Elizabeth Lyon were mar- 
ried Feb. 15, 1742. Children : 

i. IIi'LrMH, b. Dec. 3, 1743. 
ii. Chloe, b. Deo. 4, 1745. 
- iii. John, b. Oct. 20, 1747. 

8. Jessk'' Pkuuix (John^ John^ John}) was married to Kachel Ide 
May 11, 1749. Children: 

10. i. Lemuel, b. Oct. 21, 1749. 

ii. Daniel, b. June 12, 1751 ; d. young. 

iii. Molly, b, June 16, 1753. 

11. iv. Jesse, b. March 18, 1756. 

12. V. Daniel Ide, b. Mareh 17, 1758. 
vi. n» LOAn, b. April 29. 17G0. 
vii. Glovek, b. May 27, 1762. 

13. vili. Edward, b. Sept. S, 1764. 



180 The Ferrin Fa.miJij. [April, 

ix. C.'.LTiN, b. Sept. 18, 1706, 

s. EzK.v, b. Aug. 10, 1T6S. 

si. Jacoh, b. April 7, 1770. 

sii. Asa, b. Aug. 16, 1/ ;5. 

9. D.vxiEi.^ Pkuuin, Jr. (Daniel^ John,- JoIdi^) and Sarah Hunt were 
married April 8, 173G. Cliildren : 

i. David, b. March 25. 1737 ; d. young. 

14. ii. llwii), b. Oct. 20, 1739. 

10. Lkjiukl* Perrfx (^Jesse^ John,'^ John," John}) and Martha Naeh 
were married Nov. 25, 177o. Children : 

i. John, Dec. 18, 1774. 

ii. Kachfl, b. March 2. 1777, 

iii. LrcY, b. Feb. 2G, 1779. 

iv. IIax.'jah, b. Mav 12. 17S2. 

V. Sv>!CEL, b. fcb."23, 1755. 

11. Jrsse^ Pkrrix, Jr. {Je.^sc;* John," John,'' John^) by wife Abigail 
ha.d the foj;n\s-ing children : 

i. Calvin, b. Dec. 2S, 1780. 
ii. Nancy, b. Aug. 28, 176.3. 
iii. Polly, b. July 12, 17S6. 

12. Daxiel Ide* Perrix (Jesse.* John,^ John," John^) and Nunoy 
Buu(s) of Providence, pulilislied April 2, 1781. Children: 

i. James, b. Oct. I, 1781. 
ii. JosFi'H, b. tiixn. 20. 1735. 
iii. Nancy, Feb. 14, 17S7. 

13. Edward^ Peruin {Jesse,* John," John," John^) and Lydia , 

had: 

i. Sakah, b. May 3, 1787. 

David* Perrix (jyanid* Darnel," John,' John^) and Abigail Coop- 
•ied April 29, 17C2. Children : 

15. i. Daniel, b. Feb. 15, 1763. 

ii. ScsANNAH, b. Feb. 28, 17Gt ; m. Thomas Carpenter, Dec. 24, 17S8. 

iii. David, b. Oct. 10, 1765. 

16. iv. TnoMis, b. xMarch 1, 1768. 
V. Noah. b. Feb. 23, 1770. 
vi. AuiOAiL, b. Dec. 9, 1771. 

vii. Samcel, b. April 13, 1773; m. Orinda Walker, Feb. 13, 1800. 

viii. Ezra, b. Jan. 18, 1777. 

ix. Abigail, bi xMav 22, 1779. 

X. S>.t4.ui, b. Aug. "3, 1761 ; m. Elijah Kent, Dec. 1, 1803. 

xi. Ulldah, b. Aug. 0, 1763 : m. XoaL Cuoper, June 7, 1808. 

xii. John, b. Feb. G, 17»G. 

15. Daniel* Perrix (J)avid,^ Daniel* Daniel^ John^ John^) by wife 
Esther had : 

i. David, b. June 29, 1798. 

ii. PniLE.VA, b. Aug. 4, 1800. 

iii. Seba, b. Mav 91, 1602. 

iv. Daniel, b. .May 2.5, 1804. 

v. Nelson, b. April 13. 1609. 

vi. MaP.v, b. Sept. 14, IBII. 



14 

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18 78 . ] Farly Deeds in Boston . 181 

16. Thomas^ Perrin {Band,'' Daniel^ Daniel,'' John,'' John') had : 

i. Otis, b. Feb, 18, 1791. 

ii. Asa, b. Nov. 12, 17.92. 

iii. TiiOMAS, b. Aug. 8, 1735. 

iv. Lfu'is, b. Auir 7, 17S7. 

V. Lywa, b. July 2-4, ISOO. 

vi. PoLLV, b. Nov. 1, li-'J2. 

vii. Amaja, b. March 5, ISOo. 

viii. William, b. May 31, 1317. 

Tlie foregoing records are arranrrcd from copies of the town records fur- 
nished by the clerk, and we prosiiLue are approximately correct. 

On another page of the record v.-e find the marriage of Isaac Perriii with 
Sarah Eddy, March 31, 17 74. We cannot counoct hini with the family, 
thonrdi he doubtle.>5 belongs to it. Children : 

i. ScsANXAH, b. Feb. 3. 1777. 
ii. Isaac, b. Aug. 19, 177S. 

Thei'e is also the marriage, Dec. 2-1, 1795, of James Potter with Susan- 
nah Pcrrin. 

"We also have the marriage of Anna Perrin with Thomas Reach June 16, 
1G75, which shows that John Pcrrin. Sr., may have had a daughter Anna 
who is not recorded with his other children. 



ABSTRACTS OF EARLY DEEDS ON RECORD AT BOSTON, 

IN THE REGISTRY OF DEEDS FOR TIIE 

COUNTY OF SUFFOLK 

Commuiiicited by John T. Hassam, A.M., of Boston. 

[Lib : 4 fol : 32-3] '' Tlii- Indenture made the Second day of Aprdl ii the 
yearo of o' Lord God lG2-i and in the yeare of the Reigue of o"^ Soveraigne 
Lord James by the Grace of God of England iJrance and Ireland King 
Defender of the faith &c the two and twentieth & of Scotland the Seven & 
fiftieth Betweene EJward SebriLjht of Prestwood. in y^ Coiintie of Staftbrd 
Esq' y"^ Co7-eu & next ln;iic of ''tVilliam Sebright Late of y^ Cittie of London 
Esq', deceased & Theodosea y*^ wife of y*^ S"' Ed-ward of y* one ptie, And 
Henry Cullickc of y" ILualett of jMilton in y- Townshipp Parish or fleilds 
of Pi-itticwell in y" Hundred of Rotchford, in y^ Conutie of Essex yeoman 
of y*^ Oilier ptie Witnesseth," that in consideration of £3G0 paid before the 
delivery of this deed, and £300 more to be paid at some time to be agreed 
upon, iiaid Edward and Thcodosia convey to said Henry CuUicke in fee 
simple "All that y'-' liV-rme & fferme grounds Cofuonly Called or knowne 
by y^ name of ffreiuds or by \\hat3oeaer other name or names y^ -Same or 
any p* y' of now is or at any other times heretofore hath beene Called or 
knowne Scicnate lying or being within y*^ seu^all & respectiue Parishes of 
Northshobcrje Cc much "Wakering or in both or one of y"', in y*^ Said Countie 
of Essex'' and all other lands &c in '-y'' Townshipps Parishes & tieilds of 
Norths.honerje t^ much wakcring aforesaid or in any other Towneshipps or 
Parishes wuhin y*^ said hundred of Rotchford in y'= Said Countie of Ki<ex." 
"And y' said ]'>!■.-. ard Sebright ior y"^ ConsideraGon aforsaid hath bargained 
cc Sold &■ hereby doth Clearly & fully bargaiue 6; Sell VuLo }'- Said Henry 



182 Early Deeds in Boston. [April, 

Cnllio];e <fe to his Licires & assignes, to be had holdeu &; enjoyed to Lim y* 
Said Henry & to his hcires &: assigues forcu^ according to y'" Custome of y' 
maiinor of much wrakering al's wakcriDg raagna in y* Countie of Essex 
(notwiths*^anding any act. or thing by y" Said Edward, or by y*' beforesaid 
William Sebright had or made, or to be had or made to y* Contrary, Ail 
tliose y* Customary or Coppihold Tcnem'° Lands c^ hereditaui'' of y*" Said 
Edvrard being pceils or holden by Copie of Court Roll of y*' said manner 
of iMuch Wakoriug Kno\vne or granted by y"' names hereafter mentioned 
or by other names whatsoeu^ That is to Weete one Tenem'^ & fowerteeu 
Acres of Land Customary with thapp'^tences in Strayfoeld Late Carters al's 
freinds & about jlve Acres of Land Customary called Ban2;old Land & j'- 
moyetie of yoke ileetc & three Laynes now in one Called Carters Laynes. 
«fc also eight Acres of L-?ud with thapp'tenances Lying in Strayfeild."' 
"Sealed A: deliucred in y'^ p'nce of vs Ed'R'ard Sebright & a scale 
Gerrard TV'horwood Tiieodosea Serright & a scale 

Edw: Welmick Sealed & deliu'cd by y*^ w^'^in named 

Ai'thur Ilarpun Theodosea Seln-ight in p'ucc of Ys 

John Moores ^'^' Edw Whelmick 

John Dickeues 
Thomas Hand 

This (\.<i<i(\. is Recorded in y*^ Booke of Records for deeds for y*^ Countie of 
Sufiblkc in New England word for word at Request of Richard Ely, ifc 
Elizabeth his wife, y"^ wife of & executrix vuto y^ Late John Cullicke of 
Boston m''chaut as Attests " 



[Lib: 3 fol : 415] "This Indenture made the nine and twentieth day of 
Noaembe'' Ann°domi) 1G31 • and in the Seventeenth yeare of the raigne of 
ou' Soueraigne Lord Charles by the Grace of God King of England Scot- 
land flVaunce & Lxdaud defender of the faith &c Betweene Sybill marshal! 
of Lenham in the County of Kent widdow & John marsliall of Lenham 
aforcsajd Grocer sonne & heire apparent of the sajd Sybill marshall of the 
one party an.d Ralpli Parti-itcli. of Sutton nere douer in the Coimty of Kent 
Clarke, and Gervase Partrich Cittizen & Cordwajner of London of the other 
parte. Witmesseth that the sajd Sibill marshall vt John Marshall fur & in 
Consideration of a marriage already had & Solempnized betweene the Sajd 
John i\Iarj:lKill and mary Partritch one of the daughters of the Sajd Ralph 
Partritch ;!c in Consideration* of a marriage portion pajd Vnto the sajd John 
Marshall by the sajd Ralph* Partridge and in performance of an Agreement 
for a Joincttnre to be iiad t^b made ^'nto and for the sajd mary in Case, she 
shall Surviue and ouer line the sajd John marshall hir husband & for the 
nafurall loue & atTection which she the Sajd Sybill hath and beareth to hir 
Sajd Sonne John Marshall and for diuers other Good Causes & Considera- 
tions them mooving," covenant <fc grant to & with said parties of the second 
part, that they will stand seized of ''all that mesaage Barne Garden orchard 
and fower peeces of land wth the appurtenances. Conteining by estimation 
twenty, acres of land Sciituate lying and V^eing in Kennarton* alias Ken- 
nardington in the Couiity. of Kent and lying to the King's streetc there 
towards tlie South and to the land now or late of Robtiit Shopard Gent 
toward the west and to tlie land of the Heires of Ilorne escjuire 

tov/ards the north, and to tlio lands of the Heires of willjam Everuden. 
towards the east and vrhieli late were the messuage lands and tci'nements 
of James meade late of Tcnterden. in the .sajd County of Kent yeoman 



1S7S.] Early JJetds I, I Boston. 183 

deceased," to the use of said Joliii aud Mary Marshall during their lives r:nd 

after tlie decease of the longest liver of ihem, to the use of the right heirs 
of the said John Mar.-shall. 

[Witnesses] Sybill m.v):5iiall & a seale 

John ll'rauncis appending 

TJio fochc Jorrx JtAKSUALL li; a scale 

daNJd fiklge. appending. 

"This deed was* entred & Recorded at the Request of Robert luarshall 
shopkeeper in Boston* who affirmed he "was to send y* Saiue to England 
this 4'" of January IGGO- p m"" JohL tlairu'eather thither hound • 

Ed\v. Rawsou Recorder" 

[Lib: 3 fol : 417] ''JS^oueri/itrnhihi per prcsenfes yne Joliaroiem 7narshaU 
de Leiieham in Coin^ Kancij . Grocerum ieneri ct Jirmiter ohUgari Rado' 
Patrick de Su'ton propp. doner in ConO JCaiiciJ. p^dici Cl'ico • ct Gn^vasio 
Patrick' Ciin et Cordwajyter Loudon- in Trecenfis libri^ lone et legalis 
monetce Anglie Solvent eisdem /<V/d^' Pafritc/i- et Gervasio- Patritch- sen 
COT altcrj vol cor Cerds attorn^, txfcci'.to^-^^ rel adniinistratores. meos Jinniter 
per p^sentes SigiUo meo SigiliiitHJU daiiO licessirno quinto die Nouenihris 
Anno domn^ IGol Ann'^q liegni domhiri' Carolj dei Gratia Anglic Sco'.ie 
jfran'jjcio et Jiil/nie regis Jidei drfensoris S^-c Stpiim°- 

Sigiilatum. at deliheratirm Jonx maeshall & a seale 

in presentia.' Johannis frauncis 

Tho foche. david fidgo. 

Endors'. on baks*^ sajd bond* 

The Condigon of this obligatiou is Such that v.hereas the w'^in bouodeu 
John Marshall hath lately esiioused and taken to v/ife mary the daughter of 
the w'Hu Jiamed Ralph. Patritch and w*'' her hath had & Received of aud 
from the Sajd Ralph Patritch* a good SutRcient and Competent Some of 
inouey aud portion That in Case the Sajd John 3iarshall doe or shall here- 
after happen to dye or decease this present life before the sajd rr.ary Then 
if so be the sajd John* Marshall doe and shall at or before Such his decrase 
Giue and leaue. Ynto the Sajd niary in Ready money goods or chattells by 
guift legacje or otherwise the full Some aud Value of two hundred }>ounds 
of lawliill money of England at the least w*^^ shall Come and be deliuered 
by the execcuto'- administrato"^^ or Assignes of the Sajd Johu Marshall to che 
sajd mary hir execcuto" admiuistrato" or Assignes w'-^ iu Sixe moncth' nex' 
after such the death or decea.se of the sajd John, marshall And that she the 
sajd mary shall or may afterwards quietly haue hold possesse and enjoy the 
Same to and for hir and theire oune propper Vse benncfitt and behoolTe 
w*"'out the lett trouble deniall evicxjn recouery Contradiction, or other clajme 
or demand of or by any person or persons whatsoeuer in that behulfe 1 hat 
then tliis present obligation to be voyd and of none etfect or els it to stand 
in full force &. virtue. 

This bond & Condition is entred &. Recorded at the Request of Robert 
Marshall shop keeper in Boston* he being to send the Same to E]igland by 
m'' Johu fairether m' of the Ship Called tlie this 4'" January iOGO. 

p Edw* Rawsou Record' " 

[To be continued.] 



rrison Ships and Cue Old MiU Prison. [April, 



PRI80.N SPIIPS, AND THE " OLD MILL PRISON," 
PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND, 1777. 

EXTltACTS FKOM THE JOURNAL OF JIR. SAMUKL CUTLER, CAPTURED IX 
TilE BRIG Tj ALTON OF NEWBURYPORT. 

Comiaanicated by the Rev. Samuel Cutler, of Boston. 
[Coutiuued from p. fi.] 

March 18tb, 1V77. Jo Eo^T iu the ship— from New^j^ort to France, 
talreu bj the Alboiiie. 

22d. T!).s Fordroyant— sometimes written Faudroyant— siiiled upon a 
cruise. Returned the Lelleisle from her cruise. 

23d. Walker broke out with the small-pos, and sent to the liospitah 
Williaia Smith, John Abbot and Francis Little sent to the hospital for the 
itch. 

oOth. The vVpollo, frigate of 32 guns, sailed for Halifltx with Gen. Eur- 
goyne, and money to pay the troops. 

April, 1777. 

[The Journal indicates that from the 1st of April to the 7th of IMay, 
much sickness prevailed among the prisoners on board the Burford, mostly 
the itch and smoll-pox. During this time the following names are recorded 
as sent to, or returned from the hospital.] 

John Abbot, Tim" Harris, P,enj Stubbs, 

John Atv.-ood, Jo. Hatch,* John Smith, 

Eenj" Eabb, . Jenkins, Nath' Staples, 

Thomas Bayley, John Kqj, Will Smith, 

Ehas Elake, Dan' .Knight, Joseph Shillabe, 

Jo. Buridiaru, Dan' Lane, Sam' Skrigins,t 

Kath' Bayley, Francis Little, Andrew fempleton, 

Jo Choat, Will Lewis, Peter Toby, 

Dan' Cottle, Tho* Mahony, Walker, 

Zebiilon Davis, John Perkins, Sam' Woodbr'id'-'e, 

^\dl. Ford, Nath' Porter, Andrew Witham, 

Geo. Furnald, Jos. Poor, Asa Witham, 

Will Horner, Tho' Pines, John^ Whitmore, 

John Harten, Jo,' Sellers, AYinthrop Willie, 

Charles Herbert, Edw- Spooner, Jacob Wyman. 

[Many of these belonged to the Daltou's crew, and were from Newbu-y- 
port r.nd its vicinity.] 

April 13. Sailed the Torbay upon a cruise. Sometime about this the 
fleet With foreign and British troops sailed for America. 

_23d. The ships Boyne, Alboine, and Priuce of Wales, of 71 rrcms each, 
sailed upon a cruise. ^ 

25th. _ Sailed the Liverpool (after going into Dock) for New York, with 
Gen. Clinton and money to pay tlie troops. 

May 5. foiled the Lizard for America. 

Ma\ G. Tiie Bainfei.snnt of C 1 guns sailed for Portsmouth. 

* Jo. Hilcl. dicil at tiic ljo--r,ital MaA' -5, of smallpox. 

t Suniael Skrigins died ;it the liospftal of smull-pox, May 17. 



1878.] PrUon Sh'ips cmd the Old Mill Prison. 185 

May 7. Fourth remove, from tlic Burford to the Blenheim of 90 gun^. 
Capt. ilai-twell. All tlin time w-, have been ou board the Burford (\vh. is 
82 davs) we have been treated with great humanity hy Capt. Bowyer and 
all hi.s olhcers, none excejited. AN'e v. ere indulged with liammock? to sleep 
ii), &c. On board this ship we meet with C-ipt. Brown's ollicers and peo})le 
[see under date of Jan. 30], and other prfsoners to the number of 180. 
Ci'pt. Soutln^ard, of Salem, and two Mr. Cliandlers, of Cape Ann, are 
among the number. 

[In addition to tho=;o recorded as sent to, or returned from the hospital 
from A\y:\\ 1 to May 7, are the names of the following, at diiVerent dates, 
during the remainder of the month of May.] 

John Knowlton, Henry Smith, Sam. Smith, Reuben Tucker. 

May 9. Josiah Smith (15ro to our surgeon) came on board to see him.. 
lie was taken by the Albion in the ship Franklin, Jos. \\ov^. commandf-r. 
from Xevtburyport, bound to France, and sent to this port. This day ^Iv. 
Smith ol)tained his liberty from the board, as he was only a passenger with 
Capt. Ivow. Capt. ivow obtained his own and brother's liberty soon after 
he was brought in here, v.hich was on the 18th 3Iarch. 

I received a letter from my v/orthy friend J. Atkins, dated London. April 
18th, wherein he informs me Capt. Tilestou made his e=cape two days after 
he was brought into this port, and he J. A. obtained his liberty from the 
Capt. of the Thetis, in Dartmouth in April. &c. &c. 

[Joseph Atkins was the son of Dudley Atkins, Esrj., of Kewburyporr. 
and brother of the Hon. Dudley Atkins Tyng. In Coffin's " Ould New- 
berry," p. 230, 17G5, Oct. 21. Dudley Atkins, representative to the Gen- 
eral Court, was instructed by Newbury and Newburyport to oppose the- 
Stamp Act.] 

We are not treated so well on V.oard this cdiip as we were on 1)oard the 
Burford, or even any other ship we have been on board. ]Mr. Bntstis, the 
first lieutenant of the Kaisonable, is second lieutenant here, by w-hose means 
we are severely treated. He was accessory to our being robbed by the 
llaisonablc's company. At sunset we arc turned down to the lower gnu 
deck, under a guard of six sentries, and locked down till S o'clock in the 
morning. 

May 10th. Capt. Dowell sent on board here, taken by the Kaisonable, 
on his }iassage from So. Carolina to France. 

May 20th. John Chandler (m.ate of Capt. Tileston), Samuel Chandler 
his brother, passenger iu tlie same vessel, Welch, Jenkins, Walker, with six 
others, sent ou board ditlercut shipo to do duty, being taken in merchant 
vessels. 

Capt. Renkin, of rhihi^lelphia, and Capt. Dowell, of So. Carolina, se: 
at, ]i'u::rty. being masters of n^erchant vessels. 

Belleisle returned, being only two days upon her station, having most ot 
the ship's company sick. 

21th. Prince t>f Wales returned, sprung lier main mast. 

2-jtii. Carrysfort, frigate of 28 guns, sailed for America. 

2Cth. Burford, of 70 guns, sailed upon a cruise. 

27th May 1777. 

Capt. Brown, with seven of liis officers, sent on shore for examination. 
The officers committed to i\Iill Prison for high treason, Cape. Brown having 
rcado h.is escape. [.Sec Jan. 30 arid May 7. J 

ll^Iay 28th. I^lr. Povrcrs and five other- lu-loncring to the sloop Sally, sen: 
on shore far e^-aminatioii, a::d commirted to Mill i'nson. 

VOL, XZXII. 11 



136 Prison Ships and the Old MiU Prison. [xVpril, 

20th. Xine Americans, belonging to the Sally, sent on shore an<l com- 
iiiitied to prison. 

"'"'th. Six prrsous, belonging to the Sally, sent on shore and committed 
to Mill Prison. 

31st. Eight Americans sent on shore and committed to prison — two be- 
longed to the Freedom privateer, two to the Lexington, and four to prizes 
rose upon by the people. Capt. Southward included in the last number. 
[See record May 7.] 

Sunday, June 1, 1777. 

The Experiment, of 50 guns. James Wallace commander — after going 
into dock to repair the damages slie received at So. Carolina — sailed for 
Portsmouth. Cant. John Adams, of Boston, and nineteen others brought 
ou board her. Capt. Adams was taken by the Fordroyant of 80 guns, ou 
his passage from France to Boston. Twelve others belonged to a prize 
taken by the Freedom privateer, and retaken by the above sliip. The re- 
mainder were taken by the Fordroyant in a merchant vessel from France 
bound to So. Carolina. 

June 2. Tlie six jirisoners taken by the Fordroyant in a merchant ves- 
sel, and brought on board her yesterday, sent ou board different ships to do 
duty. 

Mill Prison, PLy:\iouTn, Exg. 

T^^on<jlay, June 2, 1777. Capt. Johnson and seven others belonging to 
the Daltoi;, sent on shore and committed to prison. 

June 3, Tuesday. Fifth remove. Nine Americans — myself included in. 
the number — sent on shore to the Fountain tavern for examination. We 
were escorted by seven soldiers and four midshipmen — before three justices 
at the aljove tavei-u, appointeil on purpose to examine the prisoners. After 
four hours examination together, and separately, we were delivered to two 
constables and seven soldiers, to be committed to Mill Prison for high 
treason. 

At 4 P.M., 3d June, 1777, I arrived at Mill Prison within quarter a 
mile of Plymouth town. (?) There are four pri=:ons all together. \^ e are 
all committed to the largest — 132 feet by 23 — without any distinction, ofli- 
cers, people and negroes all in the same room. "We are treated worse than 
the French were last war in these same prisons. We are debarred pens, 
ink, paper, rope, candles, &c. No person is allowed to come into the cater 
yard to speak to us. We have no communication with any person except 
Mr. Cowdry, the prison kee[)er, and the turnkey. Cowdry is as great a 
tyrant as any in England, and uses us with the greatest severity. Our 
allowance is f lb. beef, 1 lb. bread, 1 qt. very ordinary beer, and a few 
greens per man for 24 hours. The beef when boiled weighs about t3 oz. 
This is our allowance daily, except Saturday, when we have 6 oz. cheese 
instead of the beef. -""^ * To sleep upon, we have a hammock, straw bed, 
and one very thin rug. 

Juoe 4. Wednesday. King's birth-day, no business done. At 12 o'clock 
shi})s ar.d garrison fired Vifcu dc joie, 

5th. Thursday. Fine pleasant weather, which is very remarkable, as I 
find here nothing but rav/, cold, rainy weather. Ten persons which were 
at the hospital brought here this clay, they belonged to the Sally. Sailed 
the l^rince of Wales * * * raid the Sally, which is made into a brig, both 
upon a cruise. 

ilill Prison, near Plymouth. 



1678.] Prison Ships and the Old Mill Prison. 1X7 

["We find, from the Journal, that during the month of June 87 person?, 
belonging to the Dalton, were tried for treason and committed to INliJl 
J-'rison. It is intfrestii'.g to note, in this connection, that in the '* His- 
tory of Newburyjiort," by Mrs. E. Vale Smith, page llo, there i.s a li<t 
of 46 names of pri'joners taken in the Dalton, hdow-jlna to Nt'n-lurypr.;i, 
and committed to Mill Prison, June , 1777. In the same historv. pp. ]l-i 
and 3So, s)ie speaks of Charles Herbert, a native of J\e\vburyport, aL;d 
refers to a " nearly daily record of events" kept by him from the loth xi 
Kovember, 1776, when the Dalton sailed from Xcwburypon. and while on 
board the prison ships, and at Mill Prison. His narrative was pnVilishc-d 

hy Pierce, Boston. Biographical sketches of Henry Luut. Daniel 

Lunt, and Cutting Lunt, of Ivewburyport, prisoners from the Dalton in 
Mill Prison, may also be found, pp. 364, oG'J. 

In Cotlin's history of Newbury, " Ould Newberry," as it was aucienilv 
called, p. 4'^'^! it is said : From a record \^•hich appears to have been kept by 
one of the crew of the Dalton, I learn that that vessel * * was taken Dec. 
24, 1776, and carried into Plymouth. Of the crew, 124 in number, w!:0 
were put into Mill Prison, fifty-four belonged to Newbury and Ncwbury- 
port. Among them were Anthony Knapp, Daniel Cutting. Richard ai.d 
Henry Lunt, Ollin Boardman, Sainuel Cutler, Paul Noyes, Charles Her- 
bert, Jonatlian Whitinore, &c. * * * Of the prisoners taken in the Dahija, 
two, namely, Henry and Cutting Lunt, were on board the Bon Homme 
Richard, commaudod by Jolm Paul .Jones, and Avere his lieutenants in the 
terrible action of the Serapis, Sept. 23, 1779.3 

Juno 8. Sunday. We are allowetl every day to '^\alk in the airing 
gTOund from 10 to 12 ; then locked in till .3 o'clock; then we are let out 
again till 7 o'clock, then in and locked up for the night. An oilicer of rhe 
fuard o-ave me a shillinor, and to four others a shilling each. 

11th. Severally employed, as making ladles, boxes, &c. The ladles 
sell fast at Is. each. 

14th. Raw, cold wind. 10 Americans brought here. They belonged to 
a prir^e taken by the Freedom privateer and retaken by the P^ordroyaut. 

loth. Sunday. Very rainy. Some charitable person sent in two qrs- 
of veal ready drest. The two Mr. Chandlers obtained their liberty, John 
being invalided, Samuel being a passeoger in the brig. 

17th. Robert Burgoyue swam from the Blenheim, 10th inst., and ni-iJe 
his escape. Number of prisoners, 153. 

18th. Wednesday. Fine pleasant weather. \ pt. salt served four men 
per week. Four packs cards given to the company by a gentleman. 

19th. Rainy. Tiie Dimond frigate arrived yesterday from New York. 
One of the company broke out with the small-pox. 

21st. " 1 lb. bread, 6 oz. cheese for 24 hours. No. prisoners, 167. 

22d. Sunday, All in health ; badly clothed and worse fed. Wiil. 
Ilorner, belonging to the Dalton, is the only person who has entered. 

[Herbert, in his Diary (see ante, p. 23), speaks of" inconsiderate youths, 
who for the sake of getting out of prison entered the British service." ^^iil. 
Horner may have been the earliest of these. His name does not aj^pcar 
a3 belonging to Newburyport.] 

23d. As the .soldiers take pay to let spectators come into the outer yard, 
think it best to take in our box and divide the money, which amountc to 
17k. 4j ; to each man Id. 

[This box was placed at the gate, June 13.] 



188 7'he Waiic Faraihj of Maiden, Mass. [April, 

24tu, Capt. Euruell and Ins lieutenont. of tlie Montgomery, privateer, 
traprjined on board i\n Y'.w^^Wih cutter iu the Shenburtrh harbor in France, 
a.nd bronyht here without a second sbirt to put on. Capt. Burnell is put 
in a prison by him.se!f, t'-iui not suffered to v.Tdk in the airing ground. 
UojDe returned from her cruise. 

t?5:a. \ pt. srdt served -i men per ■Rcek. Total prisoners, IGO. 

l;7th. One of the company removed witbt tlie small-pox to another pri- 
ron, prepared as a hospi.al. Wrote -x letter for liurueirs lieutenant [see 
abnve, 2-lth] to his uncle 13. "VTest, E?q., London. 

2Sth. G. Studley and F. Little removed to the prison hospital. A 
black man gone to nurse them. 

20. Sunday. I»aw, cold weather. 12 lamps erected round the walls. 
A lieutenanc's gviard of 40 men belonging to tbe 13th Regt. serve to guard 
us. \o sentries u|ioa dutj- constantly. ]3urford returned from her cruise. 

oOch. All hnnds in good liealth. 

[To be coatiaued.] 



THE WAITE FAMILY OF MALDEN, MASS. 

By DKLOHAixi-.-rr.NDnE Corey, Esq., of Miildcu, Mass. 

1. S vMt-Kr, Waitk, of "Wetliorsfield, co. Essex, Eng., was the progeni- 
tor of tlie "VYaites of IMalden. and probably of those of Ipswich. The 
Candler MSS. and tlie reccnrjy discovered ]?edingtou letter enable ui to 
form an appureiicly complete list of liis family. He married Mary ATard. 
She appears in Candler's pedigree of Ward, in the Bodleian library, to have 
been dau. of Ward of Rivenhail, co. Essex ; but the earlier MS. of Cand- 
ler, in the ]>ritish 3Iuseum, as I am informed by ^Ir. Dean, shows that this 
may not have been intended. Otber circumstances render it possible, per- 
haps probable, that she vras daughter of the Eev. John "Ward of Haver- 
bill, CO. Suf'clk, and Susanna his v>ife. If so, she was sister to the cele- 
brated Xuthaulel Ward of Ipswich, N. E. Children : 

i. Makv,- m. iu England, Robort lx)rd, afterwards clerk of the courts 

and roi^ister of d'icds in the cuimty of Es.^ex. New Enfrland, who d. 

at Ipswich, Aug. '2\, 1G63, aic. 79. 
ii. P.sMrKL,," la. Hilcn Cri'ssc, and d. be.'lre March, 16T&-7, leaving issue, 

of v.hom was Josfiih,^ ijonsidered by his friends " a prod!;;ari," yet 

" not all so bad a?, rbrmerly." 
2. iii. JoH.v,- b, about Uile. 

iv. JosEiH," m. Mariraret, d.iu. of Matthew Lawrence, " T->wnc preacher 

of Ipsv>ich."' lie wns rector of bprouirhti^n, co. Suffolk, v.-herc he 

A. Jure i!9. \cn\'., ''• after 15 yerin; of conscieiitioas and eminent!? 

^litht'd diocharLre of the miciitry " in that place. Hii; widow d. 

Jure, 1075. 
v.. Ansf.- S!;e rcay have lu. Philip Bid, who settled at Ipswich, N. E., 

ar.d aftevwprtb; at Xf^w [/)P.dou. It so, she bceanie a widow, and m. 

about- lf>i)0, Sa!i.i:c-1 Eucknpil,or Bucklar.d. 
vi. Thoiias," w.xs porhijjs ihe early cottlor at Jpswi:-h. X. E. 

vii. b'csAN,'' m. i^ .'iiic:t>n, and vra- living' ia i-^iiir'an'L IfJTO-T. 

viii. Abigaii.." ) One of the«; was pr.Aahly wife of Thoaias Whitin.'i; of 
Li. SAR«>rt.^ i iii-dlcigh, CO. Siinbik, En;r. Susan Redin^ton v.Tute, in 

lGTt>-7, in rciaiiij!! to A'.)!i;.ai!, tirai loi •' hov iccoud ruatt-h she hath 

a very ioueing carcfull husband." 



1878.] The Wo itc Fa mibj of Jiulde n , Mass. ) 8 9 

2. JouN^ (Saini'd'y b. about 1G18 ; accomnanled. or followe'l to INew 
England, lii^; father-in-law, Joseph Hills, who c;ime iu the '• Sii'^aa and 
Ellen," of Loiidou, in ] 01)8 ; was one of the early settlers at rilystic Side 
(afterwards Mrdden), where he purchased a house and land of widow IMartha 
Coyteaiore in 1014; memi)er oftlse Charlestown ciuireli, 1 G47, and made a 
freeman in Z^Fay of that year. In March, 104:7-8. tlie colony allowed iiim £4 
IS?,. '* for his writintj one booive of the lawes, atid for finding- paper for both 
bookes." This was the !MS. oi the celebrated Massachusetts Laws of 1 ('48, 
compiled and perfected by Joseph Hills, the first body of laws established 
by authority iu New Englaud. After the incorporation of Maiden, in 1649, 
he became a leader in its civil and reiigious a'j.iirs ; was a stout supporter 
of the Rev. Marmaduke Matthews in the strife which followed his unliapny 
settlement; was clerk and selectman for many years, capitain of the train- 
band, and conuuissioaer to end small causes. In 16C6 he succeeded Joseph 
Hills in the House of Deputes, and cuntiuued to represent the town during 
a pex'iod of eighteen years. In lC7r», during king Philip's war, he vras 
ordered to convey a d^,•tac•hment to the rendezvous of ^laj. rynchon at 
Marlboro'; and, iu certain contingencies, he was to take command of a com- 
pany in active ser\ ice. In 1 '380 he was appointed a member of the com- 
mittee to revise the lau's, with which his labor in ] G47, and his long expe- 
rience as a legislator had doubtless made him familiar. He was identiHed 
with the popular party, and vvas one of tlie " faction " denounced by Ed- 
ward Randolph in his " Articles of high Misdemeanor." In lGSl-2. with 
Deputy Gov. Stoughton and otliers, he was chosen to prepare papers for 
the agents in England, and " to do therein as iu their wisdome they sliall 
see mocte for the end proposed," and was a member of the committee lo 
correspond with and to provide for them; and in 1G83 he received a nomina- 
tion to the Magistracy. In 1G84 lie was chosen .Speaker of the House of 
Deputies ; and, becoming deprived of his sight, soon after retired trom 
public life. He died Sept. I'G. lG9o.a;t. 7.5. He m. first, in Englartd. Mary, 

, dau. of Joseph and Rose Hills, who d. Nov. 25, 1G74; second, August 4, 
1675, Sarah, widow of Jacob Rarker of Chelmsford, who d. Jan. 13, 
1707-8, a3t. 81. Children: 

.3. i. Jons.' 

4. ii. Joirti'u.' 

6. iii. S-ijtcEL,^ b. Oct. 11, 1G50. 

iv. yiAiLY,' b. AuL'. ."^l, in.jo: d. Au::. 9. If.oT. 

V. H^KNAU.' b. ^j'ept. 9. 105G: m. first, Oct. U. 1676, Wi!li?.m Buckaam, 
of Mnlden, son of William, b. Au:7. 165e, d. Sept. 17, Pj93 : la. sec- 
oriJ, Jiin. V2, It)>J3-4, Joseph Hasev, oi Kiioincv-Marsh, son of \^ d- 
liiiia and Sarah, h. }4aY -'9, 1657, l June i'S, 1707. Her death ls 
nut rcordod, and she h^ft no known ir=u?. 
vi. Mt'iiTAjiLF.^ b. Sept. 15, 1653: in. Deliverance Parkm^.n, of Salero, 
&jn of F.lias. 8he d. before 1GS6, leaving one chiid, .ShkitnUe. who 
m. July '27, 1711. tby Rev. Gcorire Ciirwen, oi Salem, and b.-catue 
the mother of the n.:-ti.'d loyalist, bamuel Curwen, 

6. vii. Tiio.MAS,= b. Sept. 1, 1660. 

viii. B£iuxcA,= b. Nov. 22. 1G6-2 ; m. March 31, 1631, Jonathan, son of 

Peter Tufts. 
\\. Sak.vu,' ni. Apr;r25, 1684, Nathaniel Stone, of Sudbury. 

7. X. Naiuamzl,' b. May 27. 1h67. 

3. 5on^,^{Jc}tn^^ Sc-mxeP), removed from Maiden to Rumney-Marsh, 
where he di^.d iu 1722. He in. June 12, 1G7J, Surah, dau. of Reajamin 
jShxizcy. C'jiiidreu : 

VOL. y.xxii. 17* 



190 Tht VTahe Family of Maiden, JSIass. [April, 

i. 3hKV,'' b. Au-:. 11, 1GS5; m. Oct. '21, 1711, John Sbute, of Maiden. 

8. ii. Eln.ia.vin,^ b. Oct. 27, lfiS9. 

9. iii. KoiiEHT.'' 

4. JosKrn' (John.^ SamneP), resided in Maiden; adtrjtted a freeman 
in 1090, and died in IGC'2. He n^i. first. August 7, 1G72, Iliuinnh. dan. of 
Thomas a;id Elizabeth Oakes, b. at Cauil)rid<:e. I\Iay -1, 1G57, Pfe m. sec- 
ond, Oct. 24, lb88, Mercy, dan. of Peter and :\[ary (Pierce) Tufts. After 
his decease she m. dune 11, 1G94, Lemuel Jenkins, of Maiden, and died 
July 19, 173G. Children: 

10.;. Jf?>:i-u,-' b. nboat IHTa. 

H. ii. Tiio-MAS,* b. about 1679. 

12. iii. Peter,* h. Jan. 20, l*iS9-no. 

13. iv. Joy.iriUN,* b. Feb. 24, lGUl-2. 

5. SxMVE}/" (Johnr Samuel'), b. at M:;.]den, Oct. 11,1050; ^vas ad- 
mitted a freeman in 1G90 ; d. Sept. 20, 1720. Hem. I>[ehltable, dau. of 
"William and Sarali Jjuckuam, b. Aug. 1G54, d. Sept. 17, 17o-i. Children : 

li. i. Samuel,^ b. f bout 1680. 

15. ii. AViLLiAM,' b. about 1C8-2. 

16. iii. Joux.* 

iv. Makv,^ m. Jo!;ii Hutchinson, and d. April 11, 1755. 
V. 2\lEHn.\ULE.'' b. Doc. -2-2. losO; in. Andri.-w Staike or Starkey. 
V). bAR^n,'' 10. Jnvi :27, 171S-14. Jonntfrin Tufts, oi'Med'urd. 
vii. Tabitha,* b. about Ifi^'i ; m. Api.d IS, 1717, "William Paipc, of Mul- 
uen ; d. April T, 1701. 

17. ■^iii. Euu'AKi),* b. Deo. '?, Ifi'.il. 

18. ix. JAbEZ,* b. March 2, W.yr^. 

6. Tii03rAS= {./'u/rn,'' SrcmueP], b. at Msldcn. Sept. L IGCO. He iivrd 
with his father after tiie latter became blind, having " ^Trougllt 9 years ia 
his lT;ithers service since his flather was dark." He died Dec. 23, 1742. Fie 
m. Mary, dau. of Jacob and Sarah Parker, b. at Cholmsu.rd, Sept. 8, 1G67, 
d. Jan. G, 17G3. Ciiildren : 

10. i. TnoMAS,^ b. Feb. 20. 1695-G. 

ii. Mary,-* b. March 20, 1C99 ; living in 1742. 

iii, AiuGAii.,*' b. Jan. 23, 1701-1 ; living in 1742. 

iv. Rachel,^ b. Oct. 24, 1704 ; m. OcrT 9, 174G, Jabcz Sargeant, of Mai- 
den ; d. DfC. 23. 177G. 

V. Jacob,* b. Oct. 7, 1707 ; d. Oct. 1. 1727. 

20. vi. Isaac,* b. Mny 6. 1710. 

vii. I!e>j.v3iln ,"■' b. lite. H, 17J2 ; d. June 2, 1735. 

7. Nathaniel^' {Jo/ih,' Samnei'), b. at Maiden, May ?7, 1C67. A 
weaver. liesided sometim.c in IMedford, but returned to Maiden, where he 
v/as selectmaii in 1707. Died about 1714. He m. Elizabeth, dau, of John 
and Mary Lynde, who v.^as living in April, 1734. Children : 

i. ELiZAnETH,* b. Jan. 2, 1699-1700 : m. July 12, 1727, Samuel Uovrard, 
ar.dd. xMarch 11, 1773. 

21. ii. NATHA?,-ip:i.,-* b. Nov. 5, 1701. 

iii. NATHAXr b. Oct:. 28, 1703; d. before 1725. 

is . David,' b. June 9, ViO'i ; removed to Gruton, vrhere he d. uumgrried 
ab'jut 1731. 
2^2. v. pHiNEAS,'' b. May 9, 1709. 

\i. DonoTUY,'' b. S:'ut. 18, 1711 ; iii. Xcv. 8, 1737, Timothy Green. 

8. r.F,vjA^'i.-{' [John;' John; Scanner), b. at Maiden, Oct. 27, 1 G89' 
A yeor^iaii. His doaih io not recorded ; but he was living in 17o9, and d. 



1878.] The. Wciite Family of Maiden, Mass. 191 

before his Avife. He m. at Boston, Feb. 2o, 1719-20, IMary, dan. of Duuicl 
Whittemore. and widow of Joseph Fentou, of Charlestown. She d. Jan. 
15, 1781. Ciiiidren : 

i. Eknjamin,* b. April 22. 1723; a weaver; d. May 22, 1790. Mam. 

Mnrch 20. 17)f>-7, Barbara Lntliank, of Chelsea, who d. .^lay 10, 

1790. 
ii. Joi^r.F'i!.* b. Oct. 14, 1725 ; a yconnn ; d. Sept. 7, IbOl. He m. April 

22, 1755, ]N]arv,"' dau. of Robert^ (9) ^\"aite. 
iii. N'atiian,* b. Out. 2S. 1727; d. in military service in 1753. Hem. 

March 28. 1753, Durotiiy. dau. of William and Ruth Pratt. She 

was b. Au;t. 21, 1732, d. Oct. 7, I'bb. Child : Mary,^ b. April 23, 

1755. 
iv S^iiTEL,-'' b. Jan. 5. 1732-3; a weaver: d. Nov. 1792. He m. 2\ov. 

11, 1773, Bothia In-uld^by, who d. Oct. 18, 1792. 
V. IfKAEL,* b. May 16, 1735, ) ^^^^ 
vi. Mary,* b. May 18, 1735. > 

9. WoiiTAiT* i.Mn,^ Jvltn^ Samuel^), b. at Maiden; a yeoman ; d. at 
Chelsea; will proved Jan. 16. 17G7. He ni. Dec. 13, 1721', Martha Bree- 
deu, who d. at Maiden, Feb. 21, 17S4. Children, b. at llumnoy-Marsh : 




Maiden ; d. April C, 17^7. 
iii. Maky.' b. May 31, 1723; m. April 22, 1755, Joseph,* son ot I'cr.ja- 

min-' (8) Waire. 
iv. Edward.' b. Oct. 12, 1740 ; d. at Chelsea, Feb. 3, 1S22. He m. l;ec. 

22, 17S2, Rebecca, d. of William Oliver, of Chel^ea, who d. it.b. 

11 j 1637, itc. 83. Left, issue. 

10. Josi'vii^ (Joseph.^ John.^ SamveP), b. at Maiden about 1C75; d. 
April 9, 1725. He m. 1701, Lydia, dau. of John Sargeant, of Maiden. 
Children : 

i, JosF.rn,* b. Feb. 12,1701-2; m. Jan. 3, 1733-0, Sr.sannah Baneroft, 

of Lynn. Left issue. 
ii. LviJiA,* b. Julv, i707 ; d. April 23, 1725. 

iii. Hannah,* b. S^-pt. 17, 1709; m. first, Dec. 30, 1730, Phineas Lpham, 
who d. July 17, 173S ; m. .second, Jan. 11, 1744-5, Israel Cuok, of 
Boston. She d. Out. 3, 17S9. 



RuTii,* b. Nov. 15, 1710; d. ucm. April 8. 1802, 
Meuitakle,* b. Jan. 3. 1714-15 ; d. Dec. 31, 1727. 
1,01.^.* h. Feb. 20. 171.>^-10 ; m. Occ. 25, 1743, Sam 



IV. 

V. ..^ , . . 

vi. 1,01.*.* h. Feb. 20. 171.^-10 ; m. Occ. 25, 1743, Samuel Sar;i;ear.t ; d. ut 

Chelsea, May 30, 1.^00. 
vii. Sarau,* b. June 1, 1720 ; d. unm. Nov. 1803. 
viii. Lydia,* b. Sept. 30, 1725 ; d. Jan. 9, 1727-8. 



11. TiioM.vs* [Jos.Y-Ju' J'Jai.- SamueP), b. at I^Ialdcn about I'wO; a 
tailor; d. Deo. 3, 1751.'' He m. Dec. 2v, IT'Jl. Deborah, dau. of Juhn and 
Lydia (Chij>:nan) Sargeant, who d. July l(i, 1773. Children: 

23. i. Timothy,* b. April .30, 1703. 

24. ii. T£io\fA,i,* b. Sept.", 1707. 

iii. l>fT.OF.Aii,» b. Aiiii;. 15, 1714; m. Nov. 28. 1734, Lsaae'' Waite (20). 
iv. Hann-ah,* b Mdf 20, 1722. 

V. EuKNEZiK,* was a soldier in the expedition to Cape Breton, and died 
in service, 1715. 

12. Pei cn^ i/u^y.hJ' X-hn~ Samvd'), h. at Maiden, .Jan. 20, 1CS9-90 ; 
a weaver i rc-iiioved to 2Ivri;crd, v/bere bed. Dec. 8, 1721. He m. first, 



192 The Wrute Family of Maiden, Mass, [April, 

Sarah, dau. of Samuel and Lydia (Bacon) Pierce, of Woburn, b. Jan. 
22, 1691-2, ami d. Aug. 1 G/ 1717 ; m. second, May 22,1718, Abigail 
Pierce, of "Woburn. Children : 

i. SAKMf,* b. Jan. 15. 1713-14. 

ii. Mercy,-' b. zipril "2?, 1716. 

iii. Petek,* b. April 21, 1700. If. as is supposed, this is the Peter Waite 

whu d. in Danvers, June 15, 1791, hi- left a numerous posterity. 
iv. Jo.VATHAy,* b. Mareh 24, 1721-2 ; was living in 1737. 

13. Jonathan'* (Joseph,^ Joloi,^ Sa7m'.cr-), b. at Maiden, Feb. 21, 
1691-2 ; lived at East Maiden until the fall of 1716, when he removed to 
Lvnn, near the Chelsea line (now Songus) : d. in 1775. He ra. first, Nov. 
20, 1712, Elizabeth, dau. of Jolm Pratt, of Maiden, b. 1694-0, d. March 
10, 1714-15; m. second, Sept. 26, 1716, Abigail, widowof William^ Waite 
(15). She d. before her husband. Children : 

i. JoxATHAN,* m. at Lynn. July 10, 1739, Ilanuau Ilawkes ; was living 

in 1775. 
ii. LiJZABvni,* m. (int. jNlarch 7, 1741) Dea. Benjamin BrintnaU, of 

Chel:-ea. 
iii. E/RA,"^ m. at Lynn, March 8, 1752, Sarah Ilawkes, who after his 

death ni. D.M^yr. He d. in 17P5, leaving one son, Ezra,^ b. 

about 17.55 ; lu at Lynn, May 15, 1778, ISavah Hu:cbin.«on, who d. 

at Maiden, Sept. 27, lS;i9, ict. 82 ; removed to Ei'.st Maiden, v^here 

he d. July 2, 1S31, ieavin;?; inany descendaLts. 

14. Samui^l* {SanmclKJohi: Samuel''), b. at Maiden, about 1 680 ; 
d. Jan. 14, 1739-40. He m. Anna, dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth (Tnfts) 
Lyudc, b. jNIay 29, 168S. Perhaps she afterwards m. Aug. 11, 174-j, John 
Hoyle, of Providence. Children : 

i. Anna,* b. Jan. 28, 1707-8 ; m. 1750, Thomas BuiTase. of Lynn, 

ii. SAMUf;,,* b. Dec. 14, 1709; m. fir.st. Marcli 10, 1730-1, Elizabeth, 
dau. of F.benezer and P.acliel (Floyd) Pratt, b. Oct. 24, 1713, and Is 
Baid to have d. July 10, 17-! 6 ; but tlie date of the ne.\t marriage 
showf; tiiis to be an error, perhaps of one year; m. second, Mareh 
20,1745-6, liebecca Svrf etser ; m. third, July 18, 1751, Elizabeth 
Sprague, who d. July 17, 1790, xt. 74. He was a resident of 
Charlesiown at t!)e tiiue of its burning by the British, when he 
sustained a considerable losa, and d. in Maiden, Jan. 5, 1783, leav- 
ing a numerous istue. 

iii. Y/iLLrA'i,' b. -May 5, 1712 ; m. Dec. 23. 1738, Deborah, dau. of Sam- 
uel and Deborah Bucknara, b. Maroii 11, 1713-14, d. Augui-t 13, 
1803. lie removed to Marbleliead, %vhere he d. Nov. 23, 18'J-^, leav- 
ing issu5, of whom wr; Aaron,^ an eminent merchant of Saleia. 

iv. Marv,* h. bcpt. 2:?, 1714 : m. May 4, 1738, John Mudge. 

V. Mautita,* b. July 20, !7I7; d-unm. !March 8, 1744-5. 

vi. PfiEiiE,^ b. April 20, 1720; m. April 27, 1739, Joseph Barrett. 

vii. LvoiA,-' b. .Sept. 27. 1722 ; living Aug. 1739. 

viii. N.'tuan/ b. -June 4, 1724 ; d. V.^m. 23. 1727. 

ix. ELiZA!;i.vn,* b. >ba-eh 12, 1727-8; living Aug. 1739. 

15. William^ {Samuel.' John,^ SaiimeV), b. at I\Ialden about 1682; d. 
Jan. 16, 1711-12. He m. Abigail, dau. of John and Mary Lynde, b. Dec. 
4,1689. After his death siie m. Sept. 2&, 1716, JonathauMVaitc (13). 
Children : 

i. Abigaii.,^ b. x\ug. 14, 1703 ; living 1719. 
ii. SAaAii,* b. July 5, 1719 ; living 1722. 

16. John"' (Sanw-U^ John,'' SunincI'), b. at ^^lahb-n ; reinovfd to Lj-rm 
(S.iugu.--) in 1716, wliere he died. AV'iii proved April 26, 1756. Ho ui. 
Sept-^'lo, 1722, Hannah Colley, of Lyun. Children: 



1878.] The Wo.ile Family of Med den, Mass. 193 

i. John,* b. Jmie 3, 17-23 ; d. April 11. 1733. 

ii. Anna,* b. Aiii:. 17, 17:25 : m. Willir.oi Borry. 

iii Jacotj.^ b. March 15, 17-23 ; m. Rebecca (Baker?) ; d. m Lynn about 
17'J0. He had one i-ou, Thomas-Baker.^ b. Aug. 4, 17G2._ who re- 
moved to Purthind, v.hcre. ss a member of the firm of Titconib ic 
Wait, ho fuunded the " Fabnouil. GazcUe and Wcelli^ Advc7-tis€iy' 
the tiist iicMvpaper established in .Maine, the initial nuiobcr of which 
was i5sued Jan. 1, l7v-^5. The ne.xt year it \Yas chan2:ed to the 
•' CumlcrlvrJ Gazilfe," and published by him alone. He y,-a:- very 
popular, and occupied a prominent position in eastern afiairs ; and 
he'did 20-.>d service' for the community in various ways. He remam- 
ed in Portland about thirty yeai-s, when he rcmjved to Boston, where 
ho en<'aircd in business as a'papcr manufacturer and bookseller, and 
d. Feb. §6, 1S30. 

iv, JoiiN,^ b. July 5, 1734 ; m. Jan. 29, 1751, Mary Dunned. 

17. ED^rAKD" (Saimtel,'' John," Samner), b. at ]Malden, Dec. 2, 1601; 
selectman for iourteon years ; d. Oct. 2, 1783. He m. Tabkha, who d. 
Dec. 9, 1770. Clnklrcu : 

i Tsp/THv,* b. Dec. 14. 17-31: m. Oct. 2G, 1743, Nathan Nc\7hall, of 

Maiden ; d. Nov. 6, 1793. ^^ ^^ ^ . 

ii. Lois,= b. Au-. 1, 17:>S: m. Oct. 23, 174^, Ebenezer Lpham, of 

iii. Eunice,"* b.'july 24, 1734 ; d. Dec. 2-2, 1710. 

IS, Jade^" (Samuel,^ Johu' Samuel} ), b. at Maiden, IMarcli 2, 1 GOo-G : 
d. April 15, 1764. He m. Jan. 1, 1721-2, Judith Hill, Vrho d. I\ov. 2:;, 
1778. Children : 

i. J.\BFZ,* b. Oct. 19, 17-2-2 ; d. unm. Feb. 2-2. ISOO. 

ii MiRY,^ b. April 1, 17-25 ; m. Jan. 17, 17 1&-9, Thomas Sargc:.:ut ; Q= 
May 11,1703. ' ^. ^ ^^ 

iii JuniTH,^ b. March 13, r,r.7-.S ; m. Feb. 6, 1750-1. Richard S;owers._ 

iv Nathan,* b. Jan. S, 17-2-.-9 ; m. Oct. 15, 1757. Phcbe, oau. oi iicnja- 
min Tufts, of .Mtdiord, who d. 2nov. 5, or Nov. 7, 1S07; u. Jan. 
10,1303. His descendants reside ir. Medford and Lynn. _ 

V STEfKKN,* b. April l-T, 1731 ; m. first. Jan. 1, 1701 , Sarah, d-iu. of Benja- 
min Tufis, ofMedford, v.-ho d. March 11, 1773; m. second (int. 
Feb. 13, 1775), i-usanna, dau. of Thomas and Sarah Barrage, of 
Lynn. He d. Dec. 30, 1S14, leaving- children. 

Vi. JoaN,* b. Se[>t. 23, 1733; removed from Maiden; married, and was 
Hvii'i^'* 1764. 

vii. BKiiKCcl,* b. Aug. 24, 1735 ; m. Jan. 18, 1760, Luke Lincoln, of Pe- 
tersham. ^, Tl X 

viU. PnEur,* h. April 9. 1739 ; m. Feb. 24, 1764. Enenezer Barrett. 

ix. MiCAii,^ b. Anvil -29. 1744 ; m. first. May 23, 1771, Hannah, dau. ol 
Tliomas and Hannah Vinton, cl Stonebam. b. fcept. o, 1717, (i. -nov. 
1, ISOl ; m. second. Feb. 3, 1803, Martha,' dau. of Samuel (.-Va'-vJi^- 
d,' y^amxid' (14), Samud,^ John,- Sa/nuel^), and Mary (bood'.rin) 
VVaire, b. July 9, 1755, d. May 31, iSo3. He d. April 2u, ic-i, 
leaving cliildren. 

19. TnoMA..s* (Thomas? John,'- Samud'), b. at Maiden, Feb. 20, 
1695-6; m. Jan. 10, 1723-4, Abiciail, widow of Abraham Hasey, who d. 
March 13, 1759, v-t. 72. He d. Sept. 24, 1784. Children: 

i. EiiKN'FZEK,* b. Nov. 26, 1724 ; d. April 21, 1740. 
ii. Mary,* b. Nov. 12, 1726 ; m. May 16, 1743, James Bayley, of Boston ; 
d. Au;?. 30, 1763. " . , r, .. r 

iii. ELiz^bKTU,^ b. Aug. 20, 1728; m. Jan. 1, 1751-2, Samuel Pratt, ol 

Chelsea. 



134 The Waiit Family of Maiden, Mass. [April, 

20. Isaac" (T/iomas' Johi^ Samncr). b. at Maiden. Mar G, 1710; a 
ycman ; a. Dec. 29, 1777. He m. Nov. 28, 173i, Deborah, dau. of Tho- 
m-is (11) and Deborab Waite, b. Aug. 15, 1714, and d. at Medford, Sept. 
12, IbOb, ChiJdreu : 

i. DrBORAH,* b. Auo;. 31. 1735; m. -Hughes. 

11. EuMCK,* b. Feb. b, 170S-9 ; m. Judo 29,"l762, Koah Floyd, of Mcd- 

iii. IsjAC,^ b. Feb. r,, I7ii-i> ; d. July 2-3, I76I. 

IV. HA>-.VAfl.* b. Sept. ]9, 17 47 ; m. Tucker. 

V. J^ACHEL,* h. Aug. 17, 1749 ; m. Feb. 21, 1771, Jc^^e Burditt . 

VI. Lexj.-.m::;,* b May 4, 1752 ; m. April 2, 1775, Mary Shate ; d. March 

^, Jbi2. Lcil i.-sue. 

-_^J- :J^!;^teamel" {Xaihaind^ John:' Samuel'), b. at r^Ialden. Xov. 5, 
1701. \\ ith other iuluibitauts of Maiden he removed to Lf-icesier in 1731 : 
wass^dectiuaii several years, and d. ia 1791, "never having been sick a 
aay m^lus life, and was followed to his ^rave bv all the children mentioned 
below. ' He m. fmst, 173,:), Mary Pvichardsou.* who died in a few months ; 
m. second, Hannah Soath:>ate, dau. of Ricliard, b. in Coombs, co. Suffolk, 
hug., 1.-09, d. Yib-i; m. third, 1756, Phebe Head. Children: 

i. Nathamel,* b. 1738 ; removed to Ilubbardston, Juiv. HGR. vrhere he 
c(. ieb. 2, 1815, ,',et. 76 yrs. 5 mo.s. He m. Mav 29, 1706, Anna 

.. „ sweet^^er, vrho d. July 21, IblO, xt. 93. Left issue. 

11. liAXXAu,''" b. 1740; ui. Thomas F;irle. 

iti, IviATHAX,* b. 1712; a blacksmith, and afterwards a tavern-keeper in 
Leicester many years ; d. IS 13. lie in. first, 1765. Joanua Tuckr-r, 
who d. 1771 ; ni. second, Hannah Parks, of Shrewsbury, who d. 
184/. Left issue. 

iv. 'Davu.,* b. Feb. 1744 ; a yeoman ; removed to Xew Brain.ree about 
1/70. where he d. 1815. His widow Eathsheba was livir ^^ 1816. 
Left i.-.sue. "^ 

V. Phi-Veas,* b. 1746; d. 1810; m. (int. March 30, 1791) Martha 
_ ^ v-forbes), widow of Abner Bartlett. of Brookfield. No i=sue. 

VI. JONATHA?,-,* b. 1748 ; was unm. iu 1792 ; removed to "W'oo^^sro-k, Vt., 

^ where he d. in 1810. 
vii. Samuel,* b. April 14, 1750; selectman in Leicester .several vearri ; d 
Jliirch 23, 1S47. He m. 1792, Phebe, dau. of James and Dorothy 
... (Green) \\hittcmore, b. 1705, d. 1819. Left issue. 
Viu. W iLLiAif," b. 17.91 ; a yeoman ; removed to iS'ew rraintrco, where he 
d.m 182.3. He ni. May 27, 1792, Hannah, d. of Joseph and Han- 
nah (\\ hittemore) Sargeant. No issue. 

IX. Maky,* b. 1753 ; m. Nathan Sargeant, of Leicester ; d. at New Brain- 

tree, Feb. 21, 1816. 

X. PnEiiE,* b. 1757 ; m. Nathaniel Whittemore, of Pet^rboro,' N. II. ; d. 

lb3o. 
xi. A.SA * b. 1759 ; a soldier of the revolution ; d. at Leicester, 1814. Ho 
m. Keljecca. dau. of Saniuel Works, who d. April 11. 1^13, ivt. 80 
., Children : Elmer, ^ b. 1789 ; Lucrttia,^ b. 179*^, d. 182G. 
X'l. Elizaketh,* b. 1761 ; m. Porter Cole ; d. in Ohio, 1S45. 

22. PrifXEAs" (Xci/ucmW,^ John,'' Samuel') b. at iLalden, Mav 9, 1709 ; 
a lador; removed to Grotou about 1731 ; d. May 30, 1777. lie m. first, 
March 1-4, 2 731-2, Mary Hubbard; m. second, Esther, who was living 
Aug. 1777. Children: ® 

i EMABETn,^ b. Jan. 31, 1732-3; m. Jan 3, 1754, David Bennett, of 
biurluy. 

ii_. Dorothy,* b. Sept. :;•, 1734 ; m. Dec. G, 17.J7, Asa Holden, of Shirley. 

in. Piif.NEAS,-^ b. 2vjv. 12, 1736 ; d. at Grotjn in 1802. He m. fijsc, Jan. 
28, 17^)2, Sari^h Pitrce. of PepprvII. v.-ho d. in 1775; ^n. ^^c.jnd, 
17/7, Fde, whod. f>c:. 8, 1795; ra. third, Kath, who was Jiving 
. Jan. 1803. Left issue. ... 



1878.] The ]Va'dc Fcmilij of Maiden, Mass. 195 

23. TiriiOTnT* {Thnmas,^ JoscphS Jo/nz,'^ iSamuel^), b. at Maiden, April 
30, ITOr^ ; a tanner ; d. Jan. 9, 1788. He m. April 28, 172G, I^Iary, dan. 
of Thomas and Sarah (Tufts) Oakes, b. May 1-i, 1702, d. Feb. 4, 17S1. 
Childveu : 

i. Maky,s b. .April 21, 1727 ; d. Oct. 12, 1727. 

ii. Tj-uotut.*^ b. Dec. S. !7CS ; a houscv,'right ; rpmoved to Medford, 

wliere he d. May "27, 1777. lie jn. Dec. 1-, 17.^5. Joanna, dau. of 

Thomas and Joanna (Parker) Lyude, b. Oct. 8, 1737, d. iSepi. 14, 

1785. Left ijsue. 
iii. JiCOB,« b. Dec. 17, 1732 ; d. Sept. 2S, 1757. 
iv. Marv,« b. July 1. 17.35 ; d. June 10, 1765. 
V. Ezra," b. June 20, 1733: d. March 14, 1813. He m. Feb. 20, 1766, 

Sarah, dau. of Nathan Sargeant, of Ciiclsea, b. Jan. 12, 1740-1, d. 

Feb. 14. 1831. Children : Three daughters and two .sons — 1. Ezra.'' 

vi. Lois,« b. May 24, 1748 ; unm. ; d. Feb. 7, 1821. 

2-1. THOMAS'' (nomas, ^ Joseph,' John,^ SamxicV) b. at Maiden, Sept. 
7, 1707; a yeoman ; d. Nov. 5, 1787. He ra. June lo. 171G, Mary, dau. 
of WiJIiani and Dorothy (Floyd) Sprai^uie, b. ])ec. 2.3, 1718, d. Jan. 5, 
1773. CliikU'en: 

25. i. EiiEXEZKR.s b. March 21, 1746-7. 
2G. ii. Thomas." b. Oct. 6, 1749. 

iii. Mary,« b. Ju!v 25. 1753 ; d. Oct. 13, 1754. 
iv. Maf.v,« b. Deo. 22. 1755 ; un;n. ; d. Oct. 7. 1825. 
V. Hanxau,« b. April 12, 1759 ; d. befjre 177G. 

vi. Ei.iZAiJKTii,^ iJi. Feb. 15, 17S4, Lieut. Philemon Munroc, of Lpxinn^- 
ton, one of llie " imnjortal few " who oppoitd the British, April 19, 
1775. She d. April 13, 1785. 

25. Ebf.nezer* {Thomas,'' Tiiomas,'^ Joseph,^ John^' SamucP), b. at 
Maiden, Mareb 21, 17-iG-7 ; a yeoman; d. Jan. 2, 1801. He m. Sent. 
28, 1770, Eli/abeih, dau. of John and Abigail (Taylor) Grover, b. Marcb 
20, 174.3-4, d. July 1, 1S22. Children : 

i. Emzabeth,^ b. Jaiv 23, 1771 : m. Feb. 15, 1793, Benjamin Elanev, 

Jr. ; d. April ?>, 1855. 
ii. Ebenf.zer,' I). Sept. 7, 1775 ; d. eoon. 
iii. Edlnezkr,^ b. Aug. 3, 1779; uuui. ; d. Au^. 17, 185^1. 
iv. AiiiGAiL,' b. jMarch, 1781 ; unm. ; d. Jan. 19, 1851. 
V. Hannah.^ b. Ma:vh 31, 178G ; m. Jan. 13, 1819, Ezra Floyd; d. Oct. 

6, 1805. 

26. Tttomas' [Thoyit'is^ Thomas,'^ Joseph,"^ John,' Samuel^), b. at Mai- 
den, Get. 0, 1740; a yeoman: d. Aug. 13,1828. He m. first, Oct. 10, 
1771, Lvdia, dau. of Elkanab and Phnbe (Baldwin) HiLcbens, of Lynn, 
b. June 22, 1749, and d. Jan. IG, 1709; m. second, May 29, 1800, Pbebe 
Parker, who d. Mareh 11, 183G, ajt. 64. Children : 

27. i. TuoiiAS.^ b. June 10, 1773. 

ii. Andrew,' b. A-i^. 22, 1775 ; d. .June 20. 1830. He m. Sept. 7, 1797, 

Sueanna, daa. of Joseph and Sarah (Lov.) Cheever, b. at Chelsea, 

Mmv 29, 1781, d. at Charle«town, Dec. 2. 1857. Lett is-sue. 
iii. AAao.Nj b. Feb. 10,1777; d. April 26.1858. lie m. May 31, 1708, 

Mancy, dan. of Joseph and Sarah (LoV'T) Cheever, b. at Chelsea, 

Jan. 21, 1779, d. Dec. 27, 18.')2. Left ipsuc. 
iv. LvniA,' b. Oct. 13, 1778 ; m. Nov. 30, 1797, Samuel SLute; d. Sept. 

5, iSOi. 
V. DARiLri,' b. Fel), 10, 1761 ; resided a portion of his life in Medford, but 

retiirned to Maiden, where he rt^ided ujfon the farui ia Last Maiden 

(Maplewood) M-hich had r^ecn in the owncrohip and GCCiii<aney of the 



196 The 'Waxie Family of Maid 'in, Mass. [April. 

family eiiice the settienjeiic of Cape. John'- Wavte (2). He sold it 
a fev.- years before his death, anil removed to Maiden Centre, ivhere 
hed. Sept. li, lc59. He m. fii-st. Dec. 30, 1S04, Mercy Porter. ^A 
Medtord; m. seeoud, March 5, iSOf), Nancy, dau. of Abraham ::iid 
Euth Bailey, \\ho d. ar Medford. Dec. 7, IS'TO, an. 84. hdi i5sue. 

\i. N>:uEM[>n," b. May ^•2, iTSe ; l.-ved in .Medford ; d. April t*, 15-JfJ. He 
in. Oct. 12, )60!i, Kiizabetl'.. dau. of Xachan and Elizabeth Tufts, of 
Medford, Avho u. May II. IbTl, a?t. I'i. Left issue. 

vii. S-VKAu/ b. Lcc. IS, 1783 ; m. April 7, 16-29, Timothy Clapp ; d. Anril 
11, l.f'39. 

viii. IsKAEL,^ b. May ?9, 1785 ; d. about 1337. He m. March 15, 1S09. 
Martha TraskjOf Charlestown, -vvho d. March 29, 1848, jtt, Gl. L«.f; 
3?>ue. 

ix. PiiECE/ b. Oct. 19, 1787; m. fir.'^t, May 24, 1807, William HurJ-on : 
m. second, Dec. 5, 1816, Thomas Tratt, of Medford; d. June 1<3, 
1836. 

X, Dkeokah,^ b. April 12, 17S9 ; m. Feb. 25. 1806, Timothy Clapp; d. 

Aug. 14, 1828. 
xi. Sahuel-Hitculxs," b. Sept. 12, 1791 ; d. April 7, 1801. 

27. TiiOM.-vs' {nomas,'' Thomas." Thomas,' Joseph."" John^ Snmnrjyy b. 
at Maluen, June 10, 177o : d. Dec. 12. 1854. He m. June 14. ISOI, Haii- 
nah, dau. of Capt. Josepli find .Sar;ih (Low) Cbeever, a descendant of Eze- 
kicl Clieevcr. the famous Nev,- England schoolmaster, througL his son rh3 
Ecv. Thomas Clieever, the first minister of Rumney-Marsh (Ciiel.sea). 
She vras b. at Chelsea. Nov. 5, 1782, and d. Xov. 22, 185S. Clindrcn : 

i. Haxxah.s b. Dec. 3, 1S02 ; m. Loammi T. Co:r"in, of Gofistovrn, 
N. U. ; d. Dec. 3, 1S32. 

ii. Tnujns,'-' b. Jan. 3, ISOi : m. Rcbeeca-Waite,* dau. of Samucl-N. an.l 
JMartha^ l^.cedeu, b. Nov. IS, 1800. d. Dec. 31, 18.:>3. He. was 
town clerk of Maiden several years, and filled many otiices of trust, 
and d. .March 21, 1S59. I/cit issue. 

iii. PiJ>:riK-PARKEK,8 b. Jan. 23, 1806 : d. March 30. 1811. 

iv. Caleb,* b. Jan. 16,1808; now livinir at Maiden. He m. Cr.it, June 
15, 1S34, Mary-Crane,' dau. of John and Sailv* Sniairae. W. .April 
2. 1813, d. Sept. 11, lb37. He m. gee.jnd. De'o. 2^ l^VJ. llacnai;- 
Sargent, dau. of Ezra and Phcbe Holden, b. July 30, 1817, d. \)ti. 
17, 1869. No children living. 

V. JosiicA," b. Oct. 17, 1810 ; now living at Groton, Mass. He ra. first, 
ElJza-Anne, uaa. of Silas Durgiu, who d. Oct. 28, 1848. He m. 
second, Dec. 17, 1851, Elizabeth-Jordan, daa. ol' Solomon and Han- 
nah Rowe. b. at Danville, .Me., Oct. 3, 1625. Has JS5-ue. 

vi. Phebe.s b. March 15, 1813; m. June 26, 1633, Vriliiam Mann; d. 
Jan. 4, 1872. 

vii. Martha-Skin-neu,'' b. May 1,1815; ra. May 0. 1835, Solomon-Pendre 
Corey, who d. Srpt. 11, 1871 {vide Re(3jster, sxvi. 102). Sbe ii> 
now living at Maiden. 

viii. Makia.s b. Oct. 24, 1817 : m. Dec. 6. 1&37, Simon Black ; d. July 6, 
1857. 

ix. Cakoline-Hldson.s b. March !«. 1820; d. Jan. 11, 1^33. 

s. Ja5!Es-Mo.\rof.,« b. July 30, ls-J2 ; m. Sept. 23, 1851, Salouie-Aune, 
dau. of Jo.-hua and llcts.y (Chase) 'Webster, b. at iJ-.-ton, Aug 
22, 1829. He was furmerly ot the firm of Webster k ^Va^to, Stock- 
ton, Cal., and now resides at Maplcwood (Maiden). Has two sons 
living, 

xi. Aimif:a-Axxe,« b. March 9, 182G ; m. Oct. 10, 1848, George Hanson ; 
d. July 26, J 870. 



1878.] Abslracis offhe Earliest Wilh in Svffolh. 197 



ABSTRACTS OF THE EAIU.TEST WILLS OX RECORD, OR 

ON THE FILES IX THE COUXTY OF SUFFOLK, 

MASSACHUSETTS. 

Prepared by Y.'illiam B. Tiia.sk, Psq., of Eo£tou. 
[Contiuued from vol. xxxi. pnge 322.] 

ITi'>a'nni:Y Atiikrtox.— Hunipliroy Athertoii was appointctl by His 
Excellency Joseph Diilley, Esq"' Gov' «.<:c., Admiiii:>trator ou tlie estate cf 
his cniau hither, !Mii)or iluuiphrey Athertou.* of Dorchester, deceasecL 
Oct.^27, 171J. 

"We, Ilumpluey Atheiton Ilushamhiiau & Ebenezer "Withingtoi!, hus- 
bandDian, both iA Dorchester ^ Edward "Weaver Gent, of Boston t^- all in 
the County of Suiiolk, are bound in the suia of Two hundred Founds, 
Oct. 27, 1715. Tlie Conditions of this Obligation is such. That if the above 
l.oundcn Humphrey Athertou Admitted Adoi' to the Estate of his Grand- 
fatiier Humphre} Atherton. late of Dorchester, Yeomau. deed, in behalf of 
liim self & the rest of llie Grand Children Cc heirs of the said deccd., do 
make a trr.e Inventory of all tlie Goods, Chattels, Rights attd Credits of 
the said Deceased. &zc. &'j. then the obligation to be void. 

Sealed and Delivered IIujiPiinKY AxiiKiirox, 

in Presence of Ebenezi::r Wniii::GTOX, 

S.'.niuel Tyley Juu'' Edward Weaver. 

Timothy My.tlier 

Dorchester October 1, 1716. — Received of IIum))ry Atherton, the some 
of fourteue shillngs, for tv/o days v/ork at subdiuiding and shewing the 
Lilies of his Lots of Ccder swamp Medow and upland by me, by me, 

Eben' Mav.'dsley. 

June G, 171 7. An Inuintorey of my granfather Atherton, Comon 
Riglstes in Dorchester, It being all that I Can find of his. — To a Lot in the 
1"2 deuisons in dorchester Xevr grant Con taining 108 acres, prised a fiue 
shillng and six peuc ]»er acre, 51. 09. 00 ; In the Ceder swamp, the 2 Lot, 

* The foIJowins deed is on record at Boi^tor. : 

Capt. Hunii-lir-y Atherton, of d<>rche=tor (for find in consideration of fyve sliillinss the 
Acre \)y hirn i'.i hand rcccivfd) gnintcd vnto Eleuzar Lusher, of dodham, nil tb;it iii< rnea- 
dov.o a,N vs ell that <!::ry Acres oiready laid out, a-. r.Uo .:ii that -which belongs to him the 
Ed. Hti-.nplncy by Cuiaon riirlits, Ijy him purclins.-d. wch. s.d meadow is scituat in Fowle 
nu-.idvj'.v-, j.uo.ided tliat if wiiliia tlio ^l) ice of thhty yearcs neru after tlie date hor.of, the 
Inhabitaiiti uf dorc'iester tOA-ne or village crectod & sec vp in that place ncere the Blue 
hills wl-eve fcrnieily it was intended, & yt all the char^res disbur.-ed l>y the sd. Eleazar, 
his heires &. a:--":L'-ne-, for purclia^e, ineasurcinjr, ur other ini;;roYenient>, wiierehy the mea- 
dow is nicaiodt & made l.ettor, be a.'^aine repaid them, STid if the sd. Iluiiiplivey, his heires 
& Ass-ii^ncs. ni d;c demand thereof, then the po^s*:-.«-;ion quietly to be d'd within the space 
of one v-iiole veare after bach denian J iu;ide: otherwise ije former Imrgaiae to .stand in 
fonte. Date i() (0) 1G16. 

Sealed &• d'd in p'ncc of Himimiriiy AxnEnioN &: a Fcale. 

Williini Aspiuwall. Recorded, i. 5. 1G50. Suffolk Rciri.-try of Deed-, 

Matthew lioyrs. vol. i. p. 120. 

t Accordin;: !o Bailey's Dictionp.ry, the r.o'in meadoxc is derived from nn Anglo-Saxon 
word nieaniiig^ti mow. Perhaps the ver!.> to me-.'d, evi !er,'.!y from the same root, vvhicli ^ve 
do not find in any dictionary to which we have liad acee;.?, means to renucr better adapted 
for iiiov, ii!^, 

VOb. XXXU. 18 



198 AI>dracti;ojtheE(frIUst Wilis hi Strffolh. [April, 

G. v;icr, it is layd out i^' Bear Swamp in dorcbester, Jiew grant, it being pore, 
sum aiowance is gluen in bensliav,.-: Shuiinip ; TLo ol ]^ot on tlic nioad- 
0\V5 liotom, L;t!(l out to mv grandi'ithcr in Dorclicster nev\' grant. 7. "2. !i.: 
Jn the uplaud in Dorc hester now gr:i;;t is Laid our to ruy grandf.iilier. 1 :?~j 
acres, and abut 12 years ago Reseued of tbe scieetnien one my graij^'albers 
A Ccmpt, one ])ound one shiling cr t'.eir nboutes, 01. Ul. v-O. 

July 22, 1717. We whose Names are under vriticn bauo Ixooeived of 
M"" iluinpliry Atherton. tbe day of y'= Date berof, for tliree days Seiviee. 
horso & 3Ian, to vew <fc apjirize y*-" lleniaii\iiig part of bumpbry Atlirrtons 
Estate deces'd. tbe Sum of Twenty .shillings to Each of us. we say Roc-eiv'- 
by us, £o. (>. 0. James Blake, Jnn^ Tiiomus Tilestone. Phillip Vvitbinglon. 

Messrs. Thomas Tilestone, riniiji Wi'.hingtoii, Tjlaeksniith, and Jan^es 
Blake Jun', Yeamon, ordered to make an apprizemorit of tbe (.state, July 
IG or 19, 1717, signed. Samuel Sewall. Appri7,ed l>y ihein, 198 acres of 
upland in y'^ Twelve Divisions in Dorcbester, at six shillings \v aore. 
£o9. 8. Go ; six aeres & a quarter in y" 2"' lot in y*' Cedar sv.-amjis lu Dor- 
chester at Ten shillings j/ acre, £o. 2. G. ; Seven acres tt half of i\readow 
bottoui, it being part of y*-' o4"' I,ot o^' Mea'low bottom in Dorchest:er, at 
fiveteen shillings i/ Acre. £-3. 12. li. : <...'ne Hundred tv/entj'- & five Acres oi 
Upland in ^ Twenty line Divisions of Land in Dorchester, it being pait 
of y- S-V'"^ Lot, at four ^billings & six ponce }/ Acre. £23. 2. G. rotel 
£9G. 5. G. [Aiiolher iii'.-cntory, sworn to before Saa,uel Sewall, dviiv-'. 21, 
1717, varies sligblly fn-n) tl-e above; 5: mentions, also, I'idgeon .Sv-ara]i. 
Signed by Philip ^Mthington. Thoroas Tiloston.] 

Tbe Administrator's acconnt was rendered and approved Sejit. 2'k 1717. 
Amt. £10. 5. Among the items — •• To Mr Meriam ibr Ko';ordir'g L'o. &.c, 
[that is, the inventory] ^Js." 

Humphrey Atherton gives bonds. Avitb P^Ibenezer "\\*illiauis arul LonJL^.- 
min Cheny, in presence of Jonathan Willis and John Boydell, Oc^ , 0, 1717, 
to pay the heirs their portions. 




a'.nuu by His Grandson Humiibrey Atherton, and it non" .Stands in a Decent 
manner. March '3. 1717-18.'^' 

his 
Witnesse our Sign ^ranuall Willi.vm X liOYAi.L 

mark, 
her 
MaUV X POVALL 

lUdrk. 

Suilolk Sf : 

"William and Mary Pcyall being rersonally Examined anirme;] The 
Truth of y" aboue written Tcstu.iony, Upon their Certain knowledge and 
liemembrance, »i made Oath thereof. 

Jk-fore me, Elijah Dam-outii, 
Dorcbester Pacis Justiciario in Comitatu Prardicto. 

March 3, 1717-18. 

*• The vv-nli-kiiowu uiscrion'on on the toi.ib of ^l.ti.-GiT.enil Iliii-ij.liroy Ati;''rto'i is pvint- 
e«l. lli'oisTKu, ii. 3':-2. A rtproMjiiti-.tioi) uf a dnr.sn sword, .3 f-c-c niidll iiicho.s in ].-i<£riti, 
is cut in'o tho fri-cstone over the in-crij-tion oa tlic liori/.oaui! t;i!jt,-t. 'lliis siuiic, by inea- 
EtiiT.riifv.r, i- C. iV,H ill h-xy.'Wi : :i Ref 1 nich.^i v.-;.i'-; -wA :3.i iMrh<,i ia ilii'.-k.n---. it ix-.-:.^ oa 
a brii-!i !<:'<(;, -iicetGi iiiclios in heii^'lit. The sLib pr'-jects saout 'dk inches over the sides 
Eiid ends of the base. 



1878.1 Ah.-trarts of the Uurliest Wills hi Svffoll'. 10-t 

To the ]Ton'^''= Snmuel Sewal! E>q/ Jiulgc of Prol-ate, &c. The :Me- 
moriai of liumj/arev Athei'ton. Ilurnlily Sheweth. That tlie 3]euioriall i^f 
Ilumjihrey Ath.crton of Dorchester Aflraiu'' De boni>; nou &c. of his (Trand- 
father Maj' Humphrey Atherton doceased humbly sheweth Tiiat yonr 
jMcuiorJaP' liavino- received Letters of Administration fiom ymir iiiiti"^ i^ 
ready to give in a true and just liiveiUory of the said Estate yet reuiaini;,g 
excepting nine Acres of Meadow at Burnt Swamp in iJorchester ]S*ew 
Grant, wliioh tho' the Xuraerous descendants of my said Grand Fatiier 
would have brought into suid Inventory, I liumbly conceive it would be to 
my own wrong to insert therein for the reasons following. Abont 14 y<;ars 
ago the Tomb of my Grandfather being much out of Repair Samuel "Wah.s 
and others of the seleounen of J Dorchester since deceased, represented to 
me, that my said Grandfather havirig been a Major General and in his day 
a Person of Considerable Figure and Ivepute, It wa^ a shame his Tomb 
should ly in so ruinous a Condition, and jMoved that ins heirs would repa:.- 
the same. Whereupon I apj.Iyed myself to several of them to jnyn w;;:: 
me therein, but their answer was that I being the next heir and the only 
Person who bore up his name, it belonged of right to me to do it. Lp..t:i 
their refusal I soon made the said lieparation at my sole Cost and Charg-r. 
Upon my re])rfcsontiiig thereof to the selectm.en, I obtained a proprietors 
vote at a Publick Meeting October 170-1- that the said Nine Acres of IMea- 
dow, which had like to have been lost for want of Looking After in time 
and which on 2 former Applicacioris had been denied me. should be now 
laid out upon Account of the Charge I had been at for rej)air of the Tomb 
to me in siglit of my said Grandfatlier which I humbly conceive Do's vest 
the liigh.t in me Personally. I have posses^ed it ever since. Cleared ar.d 
Improved it, And therefore humbly pray your rion"^' v/ould allow me lo 
make out the Inventory exclusive of that Article that so Persons may ue 
Ap{)ointed and Sworn to make Apprizcment of the Lands mentioned in 
paid Inventory ; and I may be put into a Capacity to pay of): the otlier 
Descendants their respective shares. Your Hon" humble Servant 

Hum ph key Arn ektox. 

Suffolk Ss. By the TIou'^'^'' Samuel Sewall, Esq' .Judge of Probate, &c. 

The aforegoing Petition being presented by Humphrey Atherton tl;^ 
subscriber. I do hereby Settle upon l;im and his Heirs forever Tlie .Niiie 
Acres of ^Meadow at Burnt Swamp within mentioned for the Reasons uiol- 
tioned in the said Petition. 

Boston March 3". 1717. Samukl Sewail. 

Examined p'' John Boydell Reg''. 

For his Worshi[) Samuell Sewell. Boston. 
i\Iay it Please y'' A\"orship, 

I beg y"^ worsliips favor in hf-areing me in 
one word or two, in answer to y"^ peice of writing you some time sinte 
show'd me, tuching somthing of the Inventory, which I suppose is Cou- 
ccrning y' swamp, which swamp has been allowed me as I Can Pruvc* 
by y* Judge of Probates & in form of Law, besides this I Can shew by 
Proper account >' I haue paid more than y' whole Land was at y' time 
valued at. I beg you to Consider y' at y*^ Divisions from y" setling y'= town 
to this very day were Laid out in my granfathers name, but tiii.s is Laid 
out to me in name and person. If v ou pl(-a~(.' to Remember about twelve 
nionths since 1 wei'e Examined beiuie y"' Governor tv; Cuui;.-iil Conccndi.g 



200 Absb-acls of the Farliest VnUs in Suffolk. [April, 

my Gn-tiiflfatlieJo Cliilldren and aty* same tii.ie they all acknowleui^ed my 
self to b3 j' true heir to my graiifathers Estate. 

1 have julvauced for my Graiifather, since his Disceas, £5, but neither of 
ihe&e Children would Contribute one farthing to yS althoiioh the Kxpence 
may be Easy Proued to be a pure act of Ciiarity Performed by me, as shall 
bo made a|.pear if Ke.iuired. by y* Cheif men of y'' town. 
^ Further y' humbeli P.jtitionVr sayeth not but desireth y"" Honer to Coi5- 
sider y" C'ase. I am ^^:. sh;;ll Iiemain y' lloners most humble «fc Obediant 

^®'''"' HuMi'iiUEr AriiEUTOx. 

Reed 8' 1. 1717. 

Suilolk Ss. 

By tlie IIoD*''^ Samuel Se-vvall Esq. Judge of Probate &c. 
Wliereas. Application was niade to me. by Humphry Atherton, Admin- 
istrator of tlie Remaining Estate of his Grandfather, Humphry Atherton. 
heretofore of Dorchester, in the County of .Sutfolk,' Gent.' deceased, To 
have what remains of his Estate and Lands Ajiprized, in Order that the 
Heires of the said Humphry Atherton. deceased, ni.ay have their just shares 
of the said Estate, According to the Apprized value thereof (the ar.mc be- 
ing incapable of a Division among them, without great prejudice thereto, 
wl'.ereupon Thomas Tilestone, Philip Witlieriugton, and James Blake 
Jua^ Yeomen, tt Freeholderb. within the said County, vrere Impowered, 
and sworn, to mahe a due Apprizement of the said DeceaseJi> remaining 
Real fistate, who, accordingly, on the twenty ninth day of July last, valued 
the same, npou Oat/i, at the sum of ninety six pounds, live shillings and 
six pence ; And Wliereas the said Humphry Atherton, the AdmiListrator 
and Eldest son of Considf-r Atherton, deceased, who vras the Second Son 
of the said L^umphry Atherton, deceased, hath accepted of the said Es- 
tate, at the Apprized value thereof. The Heirs of Jonathou Atherton, 
deceased, who was the Eidest son of the deceased Humphry Atherton, 
who hath the refusal by Law, declining to take the said Estate at the 
Estimacon made of the same. Pursuant therefore to an Act or Law of 
this Province, Entituled, An Act for the Settlement and Dislribittion 
of Estates of Intestates and th3 direction, power, and Authoritv to me 
therein given, I Do by those presents Order and Assign the said Re- 
maining Real Estate, o'l the said Humphry Atherton, deceased (whereof 
he made no disposition) unto the said Grandson. Humphry Atherton, To 
hold <fc Enjoy the same with the members and Appurtenances thereof, unto 
him the said Humphry Atherton, his Heirs v!c as.>igus, forever, he or they 
paying unto tlie Heirs or Assigns of the said Humphry Atherton, deceased, 
their Ratable ])art.s and Sliares of the apprized value thereof (alter the 
sum or leu poun<b five shillings is Defaulted and allowed out of the said 
Estate to the Administrator, for his Expences, time, trouble and Charges 
of Administration, their being no personal Estate to be found to satistie 
the same) That is to say, To the Heirs or assignis of Jonathan Atherton, 
deceased, the sum of fourteen pounds six shillings and nine pence [as their 
double portion] To the Heirs of Hopcstill* Athe/ton, deceased, seven pounds 
three shillings and four pence half penny [To the Heirr, or a^sigi^is of 
Watchlngt Atherton, Elizabeth Mather, Rest Swift, Margret 'JVobridge, 

* Tlii? luime i? gcnenilly writton Hope. See the fao-simile of his signature with a skctj?li 
01 Lis Jhe, in the History of Dorthobtcr, p. 4;j'J. ll>: w.xs mini-.ter of HattieiiJ. Itov. 
Hopr- Atlunoti lijcd June S, lf.77. 

t On one yl the ducunionts the n;iine is Waiting, instead of \V.itchiDg. The latrer is 



1878. J Abstracts of the Earliest Mills id St'jfoU:. 201 

Isabel Ys'ales, Mary AVoeks, Patience Huraplirey, all cleoeased. aiul to 
Thaiikfull ]5ii-J, theouly surviving daughter of the said Humphry Athcv- 
ton c!ecease<l, to each of those, thus euutuerated. £7. 3s. 4id. a})iece] to 
Coaipleat tlieir respective shares in said Plstate, to be paid within one year, 
with Interest till paid, at the rate of live \/ Cent p' Ann. Each Tarty to 
whom a share is allotted to give Bond with Suretys (in C:i.se ucbts be 
liereafcer made to appear), to pay back to the Admiuiotrator aforesaid their 
Respective Farts of all such Debts, and of the Administrators Cliarges. 
Oct. 0, 1717. Samuel Sewall. 

John lioydcll. Ueg". 

Suffolk Ss. 

To tl'.e ITono"' '^ Samuel Sevvall E.-.y Ju.l-o of Probate. <kc. 

The Petition of Benjamin Bird, son of Tliankfui Binl. one of the DauLih- 
ters and Heirs of Major Humphrey Atherton, late of Dorchester, deed., 
Intestate, & also Assign of y- s*^ Thankfull. 

Sheweth. I'bat Humphrey Atlierton. Grund.-ou and Administrator of 
the liemaiDiu<4 Estate of the said Major llunij.hrey Atliertoii. hath Omit- 
ted, In tlie Inventory thereof Exhibited to your llouonr, to Include One 
hundred ^ Twenty five Acres of Upland, v.hich was given as an Addition 
to the same quantity of I'plaiid in the Twenty five Divisions of Land in 
Dorchester, it being pari of t'.ie 3o'*' Loit and given by the Commiuee ^\ho 

doubtless covrect. Kc m.-ivried, .L\n. 23, 1677-S, ]',li/..i'ieth, (Lxuslitcr of Sairn.cl Ri^fhv. The 
names of tlic Jiii.sl-iiiids of tlin sevvii iUuirrhters mctstionocl above, arc :is fo!!ovvs : Innoiln" 
Mather, Obadiah Swift. JaniC- Troniiri«l,-e. NafiKiniti Vv'pIos, Jr., Jo>cnli Weeks, I^aac lliini- 
plircv, Thomas Bird, Jr. Tlicre were tivelve clniJrcii ia iill. Be>i<.ki tlie t^-'ii above <.!\ii- 
inonucu, lie ha 1 a ^OIl Cot-'idar, v.-ho '.nunicl, Dlc. It*, ICGl, Ann Auiiabie, saiJ Iiicaa-e. 
biipt. Jan. 2, ]6il, who " died at so.'," says the History or Di.'rehester, iJiire 10-3. 

We have ti-.kcn c.-pocial yiains to Icini the nauil.er and nn.un.-s r f tbo ch.ldrL-n of Hnr.i- 
phrey Athorion. Ilerctoibiv lUCre has been rnueh perpiexity attending the u:tcaii't. ^\ e 
ai-e satisfied as to the ccrreet/iess of our list so far us names are cov.i-ernei'. tiiO'Ji;h not so 
.sure, hi the absence of some of tije births or baptisms of the children, that they are all 
plaeed in precise genealo[,'ieat order. Sivage mentions a riaiighter '• Cat!; irir.e, somevinies 
called El'zabcth." Wo iiavo ieen no eviderTee, after much research, th:u ihe Major <iene- 
ral ever had a cianghier named Catharine, tiiou^Mi we rhii'k his irrand>on flmnphrey baa 
a Katharine. He had a dainThtev I.sabel, it is clear, who married Nathaniel Wales, Jr., as 
above stated, and a %viie M.try. pcrhups the mother of all his children, v.dio died his widow 
abont ten ve.iis after ban. Ne^tli'jr of these two arc mentioned by Mr. Savaite. 

Man- A iherton, of ]>orche>:cr [v, ido.v of Majoi Hnniphrey Atlicacon], will made Feb. 
21,1671. Mentions dan-htirs I'aiience and :Marv; danghtcis Mather, fewifte, Kird ; suns 
Watchin!j, Coii.-ider, Ho;!e; f;;-ai;d.-hiklren Mare Walls, Mary Weeks, Eli/.abeth Throw- 
brid-e, Katheriiie .Mather, Ilest Swifte, Thankfnll Bird. Witnessed by William I'rescott 
and John Gurnel!, who dei'Mscd Oct. 3. 1072. ( Prut.\.te Records, vol. vii. i)a-es 215. -240.) 

Inventory of the ei^tatc of the iate Increase Atherton, of Durchester, to the IGth pt. ct 
£471. 2s. 6d. in t!ic hands of t'le Children of ve late Major Generall Atlierroi.. as by the 
Audit & Delevmination of Caut. Hut'cstui Foster and Wrn. Parks of tlie Uiuision of ye >d 
13 pt. being £33. Us. COd. Mr Jonathan Atherion deposed Aug. 15, 1673. (Probate Bec- 
crds, vii. 3iS.) 

Inventory of th.? c-tate of Hnmphrev A..thcrton, of .Stou;rhton fctrandson, as wc iinacr- 
stand it. of" Majur Hnmi-hrev Atin-rton of I)orche= :>-!•]. April 10, 1749. Elizabeth Ather- 
ton, widf.v,-, Adinin;s:ratri:v. Mentions Culf.;0. a Ne^-'ro Man, £3;)0; Land i.>y the W ay that 
Goetli to ilie Cahos Fa^ture, £10.30: 5 acres of I:;'.nd on the Great Neck, bir.tini' on the 
road leadi!;:j to Castie William. £6G0; 10 acres of Meadow pt EiiL'li-u & pt salt that lyetli 
between the I/.ttle Cro.'^Mnj: :,-'r:rj:i on the Great Neck i^; the old Harbour so callerl, £040 : 
two acres of upland Ivin^ .jn "the 'Neck bv the Way to Castle Willi.im, £210: 2 Acres of 
sak meadow jovnine/to tl;e old H:rl)oijr,'£SO ; 10 Acres of Fa.'^tsire Land h in!T in the 3 Di- 
visions, £200. "Total old d'en jr £2570. Taken by Jo.-eph Da-s, Zebadiah Winiams, Pre- 
served Capen. Kliz:djt.-th Atlierr'Ui, v.iluw of Iimv.phroy, de;io=;ed M.iy 23, 1749. There 
was an agreement made M-rcli 13, 1772, in the dirision of the land of Humphrey Ather- 
ton, deceased, amon.r the li\c ciiiidren, viz. Humi'lircy Atherton, of Hurehcster; Eliza- 
beth, v.dio married FO'-nezer .Mosclcv; John, yeoman; Consider, Gentleman; iind Anna, 
^vho marriL'i Ediv;'r.i liehl i.r, £he and h.er iiu.-baiid both dead, .her so:i John ve|>reseuts 
lier in tlic a,'.'rieii!.:!it. '.Vii'ie^std by David Ci.'.p lu.d Tliouuis MoiCley. (Prob;UC liee- 
ords, vol. 42, page L^'JS.) 

VOL. XXXII. 18"' 



202 Ahstracfs of the Earliest Wills in Su [foil. [April, 

Inid the whole 200 acres out in coiii^ifleratlon of the badness of the Land, 
aiiu y"^ pet"^ furdier saith. That the said Humphrey Atherton. Adm"^ n> nfove- 
s**, Hath iieidected to Inventory Five Acres, tiiree Qsmrters, and 17 Rod of 
Meadow Land in Dorcliester, whereof the said ^lajor Atliorton dyed seized ; 
and he, the said Humphrey Atherton, y'' Adm'' claims and holds the said 
Lands not Inventoryed. under pretence that your Hon"' hath settled the 
same upon him. And further, your Petif saith, That the s*^ Adm"' received 
Tv.-enty Two sliillinirs of Samuel Wales, which he received for lands sold, 
left of the six Divisions of Dorchester, belonging to the said Major Ather- 
ton, And yet hath Given his Estate no Credit in his Accompt of his Admin- 
istration for the said Twenty two shillings, To the Damage of your Fef 
and other of the Grand Children of the s*^ Major Atherton. 

Your Petitioner, therefore, for liimself, and also on their behalf, luimbly 
Prays your Honoui-, That the said Humphrey Atherton, as Adm"" afores*^, 
may be forthwith Cited to Appear before your Honour to Answer to the 
Premisses, and that such Order may be taken therein for the Relief of your 
Petit' and otliers Concerned, as to your Honour in your great Vrisdom and 
Justice shall seem Riglit and Enuirable. 

And your Pet' shall Praj ifcc. Bexj' Bird. 

[Citation was issued for s*^ Administrator to appear before the Hon''''^ 
Samuel Sewall Esq. Judge of the Probate of TTill.s &c at his Dwelling 
House in Boston,, on iNIonday, June 0'^ at 10 o'Clock in the forenoon, to 
answer lo abo^e Petition. Dated Boston, Mav 17, 1718. John Bovdell 
Reg'.] 

Endorsed : ■' a cording to the with in sitaon I banc sited humt>i Arin- 
ton to apeare at tlte plase wirli in this sitaon. Jerijah Vt'ales." 

lu y*" additional Lots to the 25 Division In Dorchester New Grant, so 
Called,— No. G2. 3Iaj' Atherton 301 A. 2q. lOr. part iu y'= 26"^ Range & 
part in y* 27''-*, next to Wrentham, by great Meadow. A true Copy from, 
the Pro"' Book iu Dorch". * ^Attest 8am" Paul Pro'" Clerk. 

the Return made to the Record, Jan'^ 11"' 1720-1. 

Suffolk Ss. To Humphrey Atherton, of Dorchester, in the County afore- 
said, Husbandman, Adru' of the remainder of Estate of Major Atljerton 
Deceased. 

Vv^hereas you have hitlierto Neglected to Exliibit a true & perfecc Inven- 
tory of the said L>eceaseds Estate contrary to Law, 

These are therefore to Cite yoti to Appear before the Hon'''^ Samuel 
Sewall Esq. Judge of Probate &c. at his dwelling House iu Boston, o.'i this 
day fortnight, at 10 oClock in tiie morning, in order to bring in the Deceaseds 
Estate not already scttle<l, Sc to prevent your Administration bond bcmg 
put in Suit. 

Hereof you are not to fail, 

Dated in Boston the 30'^ day of November, 1724. 

1724, Decemb' 14'^ Continued to 
3 a Clock p.m. on Thursday next. John Bofdell Reg'. 

Names ou the back — IMaj' Tho' Tileston, p' order of s"^ Judtre. 

James Blake Jun', Robert Spur Jun'. 

Endorsed — Dorchester, Dec. 7^^ 1724. 

By Virtue of the within Citation, I have summoned the within named 
Atherton to meet at time and place as Viitliia Directed, by 

Ebenkzer Williams. 



1878.] Abstrcfcts of the Earliest Wills in iSuffolh. 203 

TVe, the «ulfscriher>;, lieinj^ appointed and s-\vorn by the Judge of Pro- 
late for the County of vSutibik, to prize the Keiaaiuiu;! Estate of Major 
Atherton, of Dorchester, Deces'^, have accordingly ou the day of y"^ date 
hereof, prized it as followeth (viz) 

Laid ouu to Maj'' Atherton. iu the '2.3 Division, in Dorchester, one Lott 
N° %-2: aOlacr 2qr lOrd — 22o \b 

Tuo' TiLESTOx. Roi5ERr Spun Jan.'' 

Dorchester Feb' 1'* 172-1-5. James I'lakk Ju^^ 

Hninphry Atherton, Adoiinistrator, made Oath that this is a true and 
perfect additional Inventory of tlie estate of Major Humphry Atherton, of 
Dorchester, deceased, so far as is come to his knowledge, and that if more 
hereafter appear lie viil Cause it to be added. Tho' Tilestox 

Feb. 11"' 1724--.5. Samuel 8i:wall J. prob'. PvOiieut Spur Ju* 

James Iilake Jun' 

[Benjamin I'drd. Yeoman, Obadiah Swift, Blacksmith, ct Hichard With- 
ington, Yeoman, nil of Dorchester in the County of Sullblk, gave bonds 
unto the ilon^'^ Josiah Willard Esq. Judge of the Probate of wills, in the 
sum of Five hundred pounds Currant money iu Xew England. Oct. 2u, 
1730.] 

The Condition of this Present Obligation is such, that Whereas the Pe- 
m?.5ning Keal lilstate of Humphry Atherton, late of Dorchester, in the 
County of Suffolk, Gent, deceased, Intestate, not ndmiting cf a Divioioo 
amoi.g all hi.- Heirs, & the so id Estate haviuir been Apjirired at the sum cf 
Two iiuudred Twenty five Pounds vJc fifteeu shillings is assigned unto the 
v.ithin boundeu Benjianin Bird [one of the sons of Thankful! Bird, one of 
the daughters of the said Humphrey Atherton deceased] he paying theie- 
out to the Heirs & Pepi-esentatives of the said Deceased their Beatable 
Parts and shares of the Apprized value thereof to Compleat their Respect- 
ive Shares of and iu the said Bemaiuiug Estate (after the aforesaid sum of 
Thirteen Pounds & fifteeu shillings is Subducted & allowed thereout) 
which sums are to be paid within one year with Interest for the same all 
paid, at the rate of six p' Cent p"" aunum. Now if therefore the said Ben- 
jamin Bird fulfdl the Decree of the s** Judge of Probate by paying the afore- 
said sum of Money with Interest, then this Obligation to be void, other- 
wise to reaiain in full force. 

Signed scaled & Delivered Bexj". Bird 

In presence of us Obadiah Swjft 

Geo: Thornton Richard Witiiingtox. 
John rJoydell Rcg^ 

Tlie Accompt of IIu)-ophrey Atherton, Adminis'' de bonis non, &c. on the 
Estate of Grand Father Humphrey Atherton, late cf Dorchester, Gent, 
deceased. 

The said Accomptunt Chargech himself with all & singular the Rights 
of the said Deceased specifyed in au Inventory by him Exhibited on the 
P'of Feb. 1724, Amounting to £225. 15. And the s'^ Accomi)t,ait prays 
allowance [for sundries mentioned, Amt. £13. 15]. Humplirey Atherton, 
Admin- presented the foregoing & madu Oath that it contains a just & true 
Accompt of his Administration on the Remaining E-tate of his Grand 
Father, Humphrey Atherton, deceased, so far as he hath proceeded there- 



201 Genealogy of the Eustis Famihj. TAprl], 

in ; v.'liich I Do Accordingly allow & Approve of, I'enj'' Bird, one of the 
Heirs of tlie Deceased, being present & was Couseuting thereto. 

J. Wn.LARD. 

Boston Octob' 1730. 

[File, 275. Probate Records, new arrangeraent, xviii. 512 ; xix. SiG; xx. 
C, 22, (^Z, 205 ; xxiii. 530 ; xxviii. 203, 20-1.] 

See Register, vol. x. p. 3G1. for a.dniinistraiion on estate of Major Gen- 
eral Humphrey Athertou. in IGGl, as also for a copy of a letter from the 
Rev. Richard Mather, written at Dorchester, Sept. 27th of the same year, 
directed to John Endicott, Esq.. and Richard Bellingham, Esq., Governor 
ix.\id Deputy Governor of the Massacluiserts, reladve to the settlement of 
the es'ate of the said deceased. 

It would seem as if the maiden name of the wife of Humphrey Atherion 
was Mary "Wales, as Nathaniel AVales. Sen", in his will, dated June 2'J. 1661, 
says, '• my l>rother in Law. Humphrey Athei-ton." Atherton, who was 
appointed overseer to the will, and was the only witness, died about four 
and a half montiis previous to the death of the testator, Nathaniel Wales. 
Sen. The day before the death of Wales, which occurred Dec. -1, iGGl, his 
written will was read to him, •• who desired it might be soe." This was 
witnessed by William Snelling and John Wiswall. 

lu tills connection it m;'.y be well to mention that Mr. Savage savs that 
Kathaniel Vv'alcs, Sen' "had, v/ife Isabel, who outlived him but two weeks/" 
whereas Isabel was the wife of Nathaniel Wales, Jun"". Her death is re- 
corded in Boston — where the father, son, and son's wife died. — tlms : 
"Isabel, wife" — not widow — •' of Nathaniel Wales, died Dec. 18, 16G1. 
'• Nathaniel Wales "—that is the junior—- died May 20, 1 GG2." The wid- 
ow of Nathaniel Wales, Sen., was Su^an, or Susannah, whose maiden name 
was Greiiaway, daughter o( John and Mary Grenaway of Dorchester. 
[See this volume of the Rcgisteu, page 5G.] 



GENEALOGY OF THE EUSTLS FAMILY. 

By Prof. Henkv L.vv>-KtN-CE Ersxis, A.M. llarv. 

1. WiT,LJA3i' EuSTis. No record has been found earlier than the date 
of binh ot his child in lG5i). His name appears in the tax-lists of Rum- 
ney x»larsl: (now Chelsea) in 1G7 4. He died Nov. 27, 1G04. He m. 

Sarah , who died June 12. 1713, a-t. about 74. Her gravestone is in 

Charlestown. 

William' Eustis's estate was administered by Sarah and son John, IGOl. 
Inventory Personal. £151; Reah £110. The estate owed John for build- 
ing a iionse, £19 1 3. His children v/cre : 

2. i. JonN,= b. Dec. 8. IwO. 

3. ii. \Vi[UAjr,= b. IVb. 25, lGCO-1. 

4. iii. JosErn,' b. Nov. -^O, \()U'>. 

iv. Joshua,^ b. July 11, IDGl. Xo farther record of hJm is fjunl. 

V. JiEvjAMix,'- b. -Maj' 17, lOGG ; d. Jan. -1. iG'JO, c:. s. Maiden. 

5. vi. iL^viij,- b. M-y :^1, 1670. 

6. vli. Jo.vMHiN," ]). VuTi. 

viii. r.LiZA!;LTJi,' b. July 14, 1G78; m. Oct. 25, 170'J, Pchitiah Whi'.teraore. 



1878. J GcaeaJogy of the JJusfis Famihj. 205 

IX. Mart," b. .Ma,v 4, lOSO; m. Nov. 30, 1703, Abraham To\Y!i£end ; d. 

Jan. 28, 1718. 

X. S.ui.\u,2 j^j v.,.p._ -28, 1G99, John Barrett. 

2. John' Eustis {WUUam'^) was horn Dec. 8, 1G,5[;. lie m. first. 
Elizabeth Morse, who died :tbout Nov. 20, j714; m. second, April -1. 171.'), 
Mercy Tay, who d. April ;J, 1718; rn. third. July 7, 1719, Mary 7>Ioukls. 
lie d. April 5, 1722, an. G3 ; buried King's Chapel. 

Joiin's' will mentions wife Mary, only son John, and throe grandchiLlren, 
who were children of his diuighter Abigail Builer. Will signed 3Iarcli 
26,1722. Inventory shows two houses in Back Street, valued at £900 ; 
Personal, .€149 3 G. lie v>'as a member of the Ancient and Ilouorabio 
Artillery, 1711. Children: 

i. EuzAiiETii,^ b. Jr.n. 30. 1G85. 

ii. Sakmi,^ b. April 6, 16S3 ; d. June 3, 105S ; buried Copp's Hill. 

iii. Han.vui.^' b. Oct. 9, 1089. 

iv. Abigail,' b. Feb. 91, 1G90 ; m. April G, 1710, James Butler; d. Dec. 

15, 17i;^. [For descendants, sec Register, vol. i. IGV.] 
v. Joirv,^ i\ Dec. 20. 1991 ; d. July 11, 1697. 
vi. Mary ,3 b. .May il, 1694 ; d. July 7, 1694. 
vii, Eliza,-" b. April G, 1099. 
7. viii. JouN,=' b. Xuv. iO, 1700. 

3. William- Eu.?tl> ( WWlar.r) was b. Feb. 25. 16G0-1 ; ra. Oct. 29, 
1088, Sarah, daughter of Thomas Cutler. AViiliam" d. Feb. 10,1736-7, 
ast. 77y. lira. 20d ; g. s. M. Chelsea. Sarah d. June 28, 1748; g. s, N. 
Chelsea. Children : 

Bexjaiiin,^ b. Feb. 20, 1G90. 
\Vn,LiAH,M^. April 11. 1G92. 
Sak^h,^ b. Mr.y V, 1694; lu. Jan. 10, 1716, Joseph JBiildwir ; d. 1773, 

a3. 79. 
jMarv,' b. Aui^r. 11, 1G96; m. July 21. 1723, John Willard. 
RuTU,^ b. Feb. 2, 1096 ; m. April 30, 1724, Joseph Whittemore. 
lI.'.N.\Ae,3 b. May 23, 1699; d. Au2. 1, 1705. 
Joseph,'^ b. Jan. 12, 1700. 

11. viii. Thomas,' b. Nov. IG. 1703. 
ix. Samvel,' b. Jan. 2, 1707 ; d. July 10, 1726. 

12. 5. Matuanikl,' b. Dec. 16, 1708. 

4. JosEPir EusTLS ( William^) was b. Nov. 20, 1662. He m. Abigail 
-, and d. Jan. 29, 1G90. 



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Power to administer the estate of Joseph Eustace, of Winnisimmit, wis 
granted Feb. 27, 1G90-1, to Samuel Tov.-nsend, of Kumney Marsh. Feb. 
27, 1G90. vSamuel Townsend handed in an inventory of the estate of Joseph 
and Abigail Eustace. No real estate. Children : 

i. Abigail,' b. Anril 1, 1689 ; m. March 21, 1716-17, Robert Grater. 
ji. Joseph,' b. Jau. 29, 1G90 ; d. Jan. 29, 1690. 

5. Da.vid= Eustls {WUUcwi}) was b. May 31, 1670. He m. liachel 

. Children : 

i. R.vcnEL,3 b. Feb. 16, 1693 ; m. March 15, 1719-20, Thomas Lark. 

13. ii. David,' b. May 5, 1090. 
iii. Eliza,' Aug. G, 1098. 

iv. Mary,' b. '.\n'^. 21, 1700; m. Dec. 21, 1721, Josiah Bacon. 

14. V. JosniA,' b. Feb. 11, 1702. 

vi. SAiiiEL,' b. April 23, 1705; d. Au:.'. 9, 1706. 

vii, 8L-SAN.V.U,' b. J\b. 1, 1706; m. Oct. 2, 1731, Joshua Pice [or Pico]. 



20G GencriJoqy of the Ui'sfh Far/iil>/, [April, 

6. Joxatiia:,-- Ku.^n^ ( Jnih'am') v\-:\s b. 1G7J. lie m. Nov. IG. IGOO, 
Sarali Sc-ulay, by Rev. (."otion Mather. He d. Sc-itt. o, 1738, lot. GO ; g. a. 
X. Cholsc;.. ' Slie (]. .bin. G, ITo'.), xt. 81. 

It soeui> probable tb.at liis estate was settled after tiie death of the widow, 
for in 17G0. Josiuia Eu.sti.-;. hn^'iandiuan. of Chelsea, adiniidstered on the 
estate of .lijaatlian his fath-jr, intestate. Jonathan Eu.^'is. laborer of Chel- 
sea, and Abiijail Barrett of ^lalden, widov,-, becauio bound with him. 
Children : 

i. JoxATnAX,'' b. Dec. 25, 1700; died prob. May 3. ITG-:, uniu. 

ii. Sakati,^ b. March IS, I70G; m. Nov. -JS, 1720. Beniamiu Floyd. 

ill. Marv,3 b. Fub. i, ITOi: in. April I'J. 1733, I'lioma's Wheeler. 

iv. Han.vah,^ b. Dee. 'Ji. 170G. Did she m. July 2S, 175G, John Pveed, of 

Bo.ston ? 
15. v. James,-' b. Nuv. il, 1703. 

vi. AiaGAn,,^' b. Jan. 24, 1710; m. Jan. 12, 1737, James Barrett, cf 

Hingham. 
vii. Jony,^ b. Feb. 2. 1712. No farther record of hiQi i.'- found. 
10. viii. JosiiL'A,^ b. A] vil 7. 1718. 

ix. EMZAv:Ein,= h. Aui:. 2;^ 1719; m. Doe. 29, 1743, Jusiah "\rebber. of 

.Medtbrd. 
X. Jacoc,' b. Sept. 23, 1721 ; d. Jan. nS9, at Petersburg, Va., unm. 

7. JoHN^ ErSTis (John: WiUiam^) v/as b. Xov. 16, 1700. He n:. first. 
Jan. 1. 1723, Ilanuah, dau. of Richard Flood: m. probably r.econd. Nov. 
23, 17o2, Ivebeeea Dod:'-e. lie d. before Feb. 24, 174G. June 20, 173o, 
a letter of guardianship was gn-intod to Juhn Eustis, brazier, for his sou 
John, a minor about nine, to look after iii.-: intere-t in the estate of his 
graudfatiier, Richard Flood, of Boston, currier, deceased. 

Feb. 24, 174G. I^etter to Rebecca, to aduduister the estate of her hus- 
band John, who died intestate. 

March 5, 17-16. Inventory of estate of John Eustis, brazier, handed iu 
by the widow, shows house and land in Back Street, £600 ; Personal, £oO. 
Account handed in Aug. 16, 1748, shows the house had been sold bv decree 
of Court for £G12. 

The children of Jobn° and Hannah (Flood) were: 

i. John,* bapt. Feb. 23, 172. ; m. prob. Dec. 29, 174S, Abigail Leadbet- 

ter. No further trace of hirai.s fuur.d. 
ii. Jamks,* bapt. Oct. 30, 1726. ^o further record of him is feund. 

The children of John^ and Rebecca (Dodge) were : 

iii. Er.izAEETii.* bapt. Oct. 21, 1733 ; d. prob. Aurr. iS03, as. 70. 

iv. AtacArr,* bapt. March 16, 1734; m'. prob. April 27, 1753, T'iomas 

Perkins. 
V. JosrAH,* bapt. April 30, 1738. No further record of him is found. 
vi. Sarah,-* bapt. Juno 20, 1742. 

8. Bkxjamls^ Eustis ( iniliar^i,- WiUiam-) was b. Feb. 20, 1 690. He 
m. JMarcli 4, 1713-14, Katiiarine. dau. of George Inger.-:oll, and died about 
1761. 

Jail. 'J, 17GI. Benjamin's will leaves property to sons George and Beu- 
jamin, who .administer the estate of their father. Children : 

i. Benjamin-,'' b. Dee. 19, 1714; d. June G, 1719. 
17. ii. Ceokgk,^ b. April 24, 1718. 
IS. iii. Benjamin,* b. April IG, 1720. 

0. Wir.T.iAMMsnsTTS (William- WilUam' ) ^Ta^; ]>. Aprilll. 1602. He 
la. Feb. J, J714, EHzabedi Gardner, who d. 0-t. 2, 1719, ait. 24. He m. 



1878.] Gencalocpj of the IJusti.< Family. 207 

second, Nov. 30, 172), Jane Eead. ^vllo d. March 3, 1751, a't. Go. '\Y'\l- 
liam^ d. :\ray 20, 1757. tet. Go ; g. s. X. Chelsea. 

The children of "William' and Elizabeth (Gardner) were : 

j. William,'* b. Feb. 7, 1715 ; d. Feb. 171(3-17; buried Feb. 7. 
ii. Eli7..vt!i:th,-* b. Sept. 28. 1717 ; d. Jiilv. 1718 ; buried Julv OS. 
iii. Saiuel,^ b. June 10, 171!) ; d. Nov. 171S); buried Nov. 9.' 

The children of Williaur' and Jane (Read) were: 

iv. AViLLiAM,"* b. May 7. 17-22 ; d. Nov. 30, 1735, a?t. 13 yrs. 6 mos. 

19. Y. John,'* b. Nov. 26, 1723. 

10. JosErii=» EuSTis f ir//7/am.- WnUam') was b. Jan. 12.1700. 11? 
m. Aug. 23, 1720, Mary Scoit, wlio d. Feb. 28. 17C9, an. Go. Joseph' d. 
April 23, 1730, and his estate v/as administered upon by Ids widow. In- 
ventory showed real estate, £550 ; per.^onal, £1S8 8 G. 

IMarch 10, 17G9. Jo?e|ih* administc'red npon the estate of Mary, late of 
Boston, widow, deceased, intestate. Child : 

20. i. Joseph,^ b. f^ept. 10, 1730. 

■ 11. Tno^rAS=' Eustis ( Wiiliam.- YnU'tam^) was b. Nov. \(y. 1703. lie 
m. May 12, 1730. Abigail Chamlierlaiii. who d. Aug. 18, 1798, at. 91 ; g. s. 
N. Chelsea. Thonia^.^' d. June 29, 1752, at. 49 T g- s. N. Chelsea. Hi-; 
estate was administered u]>on by his widow Abigail. Inventory shows &i* 
acres at Country Gore at ir>s. per acre. Persunal, 7-2- cows, 70 slieep. 2 
oxen, 6 swine, £778 13. Children : 

i. Sarah.'' b. :^bvv 17. 1731. 

ii. Abigail,' b. 8.pt. in, 1733; d. before 1739. 

21. iii. Thomas,-* b. Au:r. 5. 1735. 

iv. William,* b. jrOy 20. 1737: d. uiuii. April 1, 1818. 
v. AuiOML,'* b. Jalv 4, 1730; tinpt. Juiv r-. 1730; d. bfr>rc 17^5. 
vi. Maiiv.-* b. July 1-1, 1741; bapt. July 15, 1741; in. March 29, 1774, 
^\'iliiam Harris. 

22. vii. Chamuerlain.* b. Jan. 9, 1743-4; bnpt. Jan. 15. 

viii. AniGAiL,"* b. Fel). 5, 1745-G ; bapt. Feb. 9; m. May 8, 17C5, Joshua 

Ctieever, of Clielsea. 
ix. EnzAUtTn,'* b. June 7, 1750 ; d. prob. Sent. 22, 1802. A £:rave?tone at 

N. Chelsea says Mrs. Elizabeth Kustis'd. Sept. 20, ISOO.'an. 52. 

12. N.vrii.vxir.i." Er.^Tis ( Tf7///V/,.«,' WiUimji') wash. Dec. IG, 1708. 
He. m. April 24, 1729, Sarah Hill, of ?*Ialden. Children: 

i. Saml-el,* b. Deo. ?.i), 1720; d. Dec. IS. 1734. 

ii. Sakau,'' h. April 15, 1733; m. prob. Dt-c. 25, 1700, Bonjamhi Mayo. 

iii. Samtel,'' b. Aui^. 13, 1730. No further record is tound. 

13. David- El>t!s (JJon'Jr William') w -a -^ b. May 5, 1G9C. He i;:. 
Oct. 29, 1721, vSusanna Moi'e (or ^looi'e). He d. befoie Sept. 2G, 174^. 
for l:y deed bearing tlr.it date, Samuel Treat and wife IVIary and her sister 
Rasannah Eustis, which Mary and Susannah are two of the Iieirs of David 
Eustis, sold land on Love Street to Hngli Kennedy lor £1000. Children : 

i. Sl-sannah,-* b. Sept. 10, 1725 ; ni. Oct. G. I74S, JdIhi Proctor. 

ii. iMAKV,'' b. Julv n, 1727 ; in. Jbiv 7, 1747, SauuicI Treat. 

jii. David,-' b. Feb. 22. 1720; d. unm. bef..re April 28, 1750. Uy deed ..f 
April 28. 1750, 8aiiiucl Treat and wile Mary, John I'nxt.jr and v.ire 
Susaniiali, which Mary and 8usannali were .sister.s and iu-iisctf David 
Eustis, deceased, intt itate, sold land on Love Street to Ilu-h Kennedy 
lor £133. 



208 Genealogy of the End is Famibj. [Apri], 

li. Joshua' ErsTis {.David ~ William'^) was b. Fob. 11, 1702, Ho 
m. Nov. H, 1725, Del)orah Thomas, and u. 17o-j. His estate w;is aclmi- 
iiistored by v^-idow Debornli. wiio probably m. Sept. 7, 174'J, Caleb Ray. 
Ko children of Joshua^ have been traced. 

1.3. jAMii:s^ EuSTis (Jona^Iian,' William^) was b. Nov. 24. 1 70S. He- 
rn. May 17, 17.'J9. Mary Tovvnsci^d. Children : 

i. Mauy,-^ b. July 31, 1711. 

ii. Sarah,* b. -Jan. 1-1, 1742-3 ; in. perhaps Oct. 12, 17S4, Joshua Gray. 

IG. JosncA^' EusTi?: {Jomifhnn,'' WUU,wi}) was b. April 7. 1718. He 
m. llrst, ])erhap-;, 8e]")t. 1, 1748, Jane Brewer; m. second. !May 2-5, 1757. 
Abibflil .Spraguc, of 3Icdford. Children of doshua^ and Abihail ( Spragiie) : 

23. i. JojiJi-A,* b. June 11, 1753. 

ii. Abuiait,,'' b. Nov. 27, 1759; m. Goldthwaite. 

iii. James,'* b. May 18, 17G1. Taken pvi.«L>ner in 1S12. Died in Dartmoor 
pri-O'J. 1812. 

24. iv. Jacob,* b. Feb. 1701. 

25 V. Josu'n Si'KagijE,* b. 17G3; 

17. GKOKGr.* ErsTis (IJe/'Joiun,^ WiUiam^^ WiUiani^) '.^a5b. April 21, 
1718. He m. Ix-itli, dau. of Philemon and Anstis Dane, of lj\>wicb. Pos- 
sibly lie rc. first, Oct. 20, 1741, Mercy Thomas. Mk died 'udueidy in 1772. 
J-iiith, widow of Georpe Eu.= Lis. glazier, was appointed adminiitratrij: under 
the will. His will nicntions wife Ruth, brotiier Benjamin. The will v.-as 
signed Oct. 2, i77(\ and leaves all to his wife — the real estate, at hei de- 
cease, to go to his beloved brother. Benjamin Eustis, housewrigbt. 

18. PjCNMAMIk'' I^USTJS [Benjamin,^ William,^ WilUarn) was b. April 
IG, 1720, He rn. "JdvII, 174',', Elizabeth, dau. of Abraham and Pru- 
dence (Hanco'i'k) Hill. She d. May GO, 177u, aged 47. Perhaps he ra. 
second, June 7, 3 781, widow Elizabeth Brown. He d. May 4, 1804, jet. 
84 ; g. s. Copp's Hill. Boujarniu'* was a hoiisewright, and lieutenant ia the 
Ancient and Honorable Artillery, 1703. Children: 

i. Eknjamin,* b. Auo;. :^1. 1750 ; d. Sept. IT., 1750. 
ii. llENJAiiiN.^'' u. ,S;i.r. 4, 1751 ; d. belorc lb25. unm. 

26. iii. Wii.i.iA.vr,^ b. June 10. 1753. 

iv. Gfo:if,E,* b. Feb. 8, 1755 ; d. Oct. 19, 1779, ajt. 25 ; sj. s. Copp's L'iil. 

27. V. Ar-RAUAM,-"" b. Apvil 20, n57. 

28. Ti. Jacob,^ b. duly 24, 1759, 

vii. KATEAriiNE,* b. .Msiroli IS, 1701 ; va.. Elvenczer Wells ; d. Sept. 17, 1813. 
viii. Nathavcel.* b. Nov. 21. 17G2; d. unm. Norfolk. Va., i79s. 
i.^. Em/wiktu,'' b. Oct. 8, 1764 ; d. Awjl,. 21, 1705. ' 
X. E.MZAiiLTH,-"^ b. May 20, 17G0 ; d. unm. Norfolk. Va., Dec. 9, 1739. 
si. I'KUDtNCi;,^ b. Muieii 26, 1769; ffii. Dec. 9, 1792, Fraueio Amory ; d. 
before 1S25, witiuuu ifisue. 
sii. Nancv.^ 1). April 4, 1771 : m. May >?, 1792, Iljra-y Sherburne Lang'lon ; 
d. March 23, l^ilS. 

19. Jonx-^ Eusirs ( WUUam^ ]ViI!ia»i,' ]VllU<un') was b. ^'ov. 2G, 1723. 
He m. probably, JMarch 10, 17 ;G, Elizabeth Colan : d. al)OUt Jiarch 2G. 
17G0. lli.s will was signed Marcli 2G, 17G0, and letters of itdmiuistratiou 
were granted April 1, 17C0. Children : 

i. EfJZAiiEin,* h. Nov. 1748 ; died Itefovc Oct. 1754. 

ii. "\Vjl!.i.\;.!,- b. Nuv. 1750; d. Mar-jh 11. 1751 ; baricd Granarv. 

iii. .Jam:,* h. Muroh 12, 1752 ; ra. Mar^ h 10, 17.-2, Patrick Wflsh. 

iv. Ei.TZAiiKiji,* b. Oct. 15, 1751 ; m. .March 12, 17sO, E|Kiraiui Putter. 

20. V. AV'iLUAM,* b. Aug. 19, 1757. 



1878.] Gemalogy of the Evstis Family. 209 

20. JosKPH* EusTis {Joseph,^ William,^ JVilUwn^) was b. Sept. 10. 
1730. lie in. Nov. 13, 1753. Ann Beers, by )?ev. Samuel Cooper. She 
d. before Dec. 1 796. Tlic}' lived in Shenfe Street, Boston, second house 
from Snow-Hill Street. In this house, which he built, he and his wife died 
within a fortnight of each other, in 1796. Childi-eu : 

30. i. JosF.rn,* b. April 15, 1751. 

ii, Ak\a,* b. Feb. 7. 1756; m. 17SQ, Simuel rJichard.son. ot" Woburn. 
lie d. Oct. 15, 1839, ctt. 91 ; g. s. Woburn. She d. Deo. 3, 1S35 ; 
g. s. Woburn, 

31. iii. WiLLiAK Bekxs,^ b. May 23, 1764. 

21. Thomas* Eustis (T/iomas.^ William,^ TTiUiam^) was b. Aug. 8. 
1735, at Chelsea. Mass. lie m. Katharine, dau. of Dr. Wheat, of Nev.'ton. 
She d. Jan. 9, 1827. Thomas'* d. Nov. 28, 1807 ; g. s. Newton. 

'• Capt. Thomas Eustis was b. iu Chelsea. He removed to Rutland. 
Althoiigb a carpenter by occupation, he bought and settled on house-lot 
No. 11, griinted to Col. Estes Hatch. l\lr. Eustis was an active and use- 
ful member of society ; a Captain of the Minute Coaipany at the eom- 
tcencement oi^ the Revolution. . . . Cant. Eustis with his family, in 1784. 
removed to Boston." — {^Heed's Hisl. of Rutland.) Children: 

3-'. i. Thomas,* b. Oct. 12, 1763. 

33. ii. t^AMi:/.!. Whlat,* b. May 23, 1765. 

iii. ToLi-Y,^ b. Fob. 7. 1767 ; m. Oct. 29, 1792, Oliver Fuller, of Canada. 

34. iv. Vrn.L'AM,* b. Sept. 3u, 176-^. 

V. JouN Chamukrlain,* b. July 31, 1770. No further record is found. 

35. vi. MosKS,* b. Jan. 23, 177 i. 

vii. Adiuail,* b. Jan. 2, 1775 ; d. Aug. 29, 1S2I. ret. 46. 

viii. IvATHAKixi;,-' b. June 2, 1778 ; rn. Clark. 

.36. ix. tjLOKOii 'irASiiixGTON.* b. June 2, 1780. 
X. JiiM'.MA,-'' b. June 2, 17S2. 
xi. Hannah,* b. Oct. 11, 17S3; d. at Jay, Me. 
xii. S\KAU,* b. Dec. 7, 1735; d. a?t. 19 yrs. 
37. siii. Jcszpjj Gildkf.t,* b. ]May 23, 17S3. 

22. CifAMr.Eiu.ATX* Eustis {Thovias,^ Wuurnn,' TTiY/iom^) was b. Jan. 
9, 1713-4. He m. Se])t. 3, J7G7, Sarah, dau. of Rev. Josepb Buckmiustcr. 
She was b. June 2G, 1748. 

*' Mr. Chamberlain Eustis \\as brother to Tliomas, a:id also a carpenter. 
. . . Ssiv. Eustis, for several years after bis marriage, lived on house-lot 
No. 3 1. He bought, and spent the remainder of his days on. a part of the 
Judge Sewall farm, where his widow now lives. Their grandson. Wil- 
liam Tappan Eustis, is a representative of Boston." — {^Reed's Mist. RudanJ.) 

Children : 

33. i. Joseph,* b. Oct. 23. 1768. 

3y. ii. ISfavamis.* b. May 2!, 1772. 

iii. Wii.LtAir,* b. Jan' 21, 1775; d. Sept. 13, 1778. 

40. i\. i'jiOMAS,* b. March 3, 1777. 

T. Lyman,* b. Feb. 23, 17v2; d. Sept. 10, 17S2. 

41. vi. John CuAMiiEULAix,* b. Nov. 17, 1734. 

vii. FuzAiiKTn,' b. Jau. 3, 1789; d. at Dixfield, Me. 

23. Joshua* Eus-^'is (Joslmaj^ Jonathan^- William^), was b. June 14. 
1758. He m. Lydia Shillabcr, who was b. Oct. 11,176.5, and d. Jau. 2. 
1837, .Tt. 72. He d. July 22, 1812, intestate. A trader. Letters of 
admi.nistratioii grained Aug. 5, 1S12, Cinldren : 

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210 Genealogy of the Enstis Family. iX-^r'-A, 

i. LvDiA,* b. Jan. 25, 1787; m. James Potter, of Salem. 

ii. JcsncA,* b. Aug. 15, 176S ; d. unni. March 20, 1S60, a't. 71 yrs. 8 mos. ; 

trader, Salem. 
Hi. Yf li.u.i.v,* b. 17G1 ; d. at sea, June 5, 1813, sc-t. 21. 
iv. Betsev,= b. April 4, i7u3 : d. uniu. Sept. J2, 1860, ast. 73 yi-s. 5 rao3. 

8 days ; bnrkd Salcrn. 
T. Joseph,* b. Jan. 25, 1795 ; d. Jalv 22. 1S22. 
vi. Makv Usbokn,' b. Dee. 20, 1797 ;" d. March 29, IS.IG. 
vii, Geokge Shim.af.kk,* b. Nov. 12, 1793 ; d. unm. about 60 JT8. old. 

43. viii. EiiEM;;?ER 'JVi'KER,* b. Feb. 1. ISdl. 

ix. James,* b. Nov. 12, 1S03; d. Oct. 29. 1825. 

X. Saraq.* b. D.'C. 9, 1804 : d. Dec. 9. 1S04. 

xi. Anxa Rat,* b. March 29, 1S07. Living at Salem, A.pril, 1577. 

24. JacoC* ErsTis [J<->s/ma? Jonathan.' William^) was b. Feb. 1701, 
at Salem, Msis. Ho m. Fhebe Peirce, at Prospect, Me. Children : 

4.3. ;. James,* b. 1700. 

44. ii. J.aCOB,* b. Sept. 30. 1791. 

45. iii. JoiuFA.* b. April 23, 1796. 

46. iv. JosEi-n,* b. ISOl). 

V. A\ 2LL1AM,* d. unni. cec. 62. 

^i. Lydia,* b. Jai\ 24, 1605: m. March 7, 1S33, Jo?eph Mills, in Pros- 
pect, Me. ; d. Aug. 3. J669, East PZddington, Me. They had : Sarah 
Josephine, b. Jan. 22, 1834. at Bangor, Mo.; Joseph Leonard, b. 
April 27, 1835, at Banjor, d. Oct. 26, 185G, at E. Kddiniion, Me. ; 
Ora. W., b. Aug. 2o,^l537, E. EddinLnon. d. Nov. 24^ 1856, E. 
Eddingiou ; Isaac, b. June J5. 1840, at E. Eddin^tr.n; Edward 
Ellison, b. May 29, 1S42, E. Eddington. m. Jan. 24, 1S74. Laura S. 
foster, at Aiahcrst. Me. ; Burrill T., b. Oct. 22, 1S45, E. Eddijgton. 

47. vii. Leonard,* b. July 30, 1810. 
viii. Decorau,* ni. Zma Crosbv. 

is. Harriet,* b. Feb. 27, 1616; ra. Oct. 11, lS-10, John Debeck. "\^ as 
living in 1878, at Saccarappa, Me. 

2o. Joseph Spkague'* Eustis [Joshua? Jonatlian,^ William') was b. 
17G8, at Chelsea. He na. first, 17 OG, Polly Xichols, who V7as b. 17GS, and 
d. March 2.3, 1708, r^-t. 30 ; m. second, in l^Oii, Sarah Hubbard, of Marble- 
head, Mho d. Jan. IG, 1S.:«9, a?t. 7'Jy. -Im. 2d. Joseph,^ d. Aug. 1812: dis- 
tiller, Salem. His estate was admiaiftered. Oct. 19, 1812, by James Odell, 
Salciu. Child of Joseph^ and Polly (Mchols) Eustis : 

47i. i. Jaj!es,* b. Jane 19, 1797. 

Child of Jo.seph* and Sarah (Hubbard) Eustis: 
ii. Mary Nicrols,* b. March 18, 1810. 

2G. TfiLLiAM* El'STIS {Beiyarain* Iknjmnin,^ William,'^ William^) was 
born Juno 10, 175.J. He m. Sent, 24, 1810, Caroline, dau. of Woodbury 
Langdcr;, Purtsruouth, .N. H. He d. Feb. C, 1S2.5. 

He entered the Boston Latin School in 1761, and graduated Harvard 
College in 1772. Studied medicine under Dr. Joseph Warren; dressed 
wounds of the militia at the battle of Lexington ; at Vv'arreu's solieitation 
he was commissioned surgeon of Gridley's Artillery regiment, April 19, 
1775. Jan. 1, 1777, hospital surgeon and jihysician, occupying through 
the war the house of Beverly Robinson (a loyalist, who had joined the 
British) ou the Hudson, opposite West Point, [in this house Arnold's 
treason was planned.] He was otrered a commission as lieutenant colonel 
of artillery hy Gen. Knox, bur, preferred the medical department. At the 
close of t]\r\ u-ir he commenced practice in Boston. lu 1766-7, volunteer 
surgeon in the army of Geo. Lincoln, v\hich quelled Shay's rebellion. In 



1878.] Genenlogii of the Eusds Family. f>ll 

1788, member of General Court, continuing six or seven years in sncces- 
siou ; served two years on Jjoard of Councillors; member of Cor.ofress, 
1800-5, rtiid again 1821-23. In 1809, appointed Secretary of War by 
President i\radi&on, resigned on the surrender of Hull's army in 1812. In 
1815, appointed Minister to Holland. Was governor of IMa^sachusetrs, 
1823-25, dying in lioston, while in office, Feb. G, 1825. Was viee-preti- 
dent of the Society of the Cinoiiniati, 178ij-1810, and again in 1820, and 
delivered the oration before the society, Jidy 4, 1791. Received the hon- 
orary degree of LL.D. from Harvard College in 1823, and literary hon- 
ors from other colleges ; member and councillor of the Massaclin-etts 
iledical Society. Lived in the Governor Shirley mansion at. Rox'.uiry. 
His widow Caroline survived him many years, dying Oct. 12, ]8o5, lut. 
84y. lOni. Both are buried at Lexington. They had no issue. 

27. Abraham* Eustis {JSenjamin* Benjamin,^ William,' THV/iaw') 
was b. April 26, 1757. He ro. July 29, 178-1, ]^[argaret, dau. of Daniel 
and Margaret (Jarv is) Parker, and sister of Chief Justice Parker. She was 
b. in Loston, June, 17G2, and d. at Cambridge, Xov. 2-t;, 1811, Abraham* 
d. Dec. 2-1, 1788, at Petersbuig, Va. Their only child was 

48. i. Abraham,* b. March 26, 1786. 

28. Jacob' Eustis {B'?njamin* J^oijamin,'^ Wilh'am,* William^) was 
b. July 2-J, 1759. He m. Aug. 4, 1794, Elizabeth Saunders Gray.' He 
d. 1834, at Brookline. She d. Jan. 4, 1847. Children: 

49. i. Ge.:»roe,« b. Oct. 1796, Roston. 

ii. Wii,LiAM.« Grad. 11. C. 1830. M.D. 183S ; d. at Brookline, unnj. 

Dec. 13, 1843. 
iii. Nathaniel,'' d. unm. 1834. 
iv. Elizabeth,* b. ISOi ; d. unra. July 10, 1621, jet. 20. 

29. William^ Eustis (John,'^ William,^ William,'^ William') was b. Aog. 
19, 1757. He m. first, Xov. 24, 1785, Tamesin Wheelwright, of Xewbu- 
ryport, who was b. Nov. 9, 17G2, and d. Aug. 7, 1808 ; m. second, Nov. 2, 
1809, Hannah Coggswell, v/ho d. without issue, Jan. 17, 1821. He d. Feb. 
11, 1843; uiariner and j)ensioner of the United State©. The cliildreu of 
William* and Tamesin were: 

i. Jon.v,« b. April 21, 1790, Newburyport ; H. U. 1810; d. June 19, 

1831, prob. unm. 
ii. £nzAB£Tn,« h. Sent. 9, 1792; m. Oct. 9, 1823, Jonathan Poor. She 

d. March 27, 1861. They bad : Williaru, b. Aug, 1. 1?,30. married, 

living in Newbmyport; Elizabeth Eustis; Ellen M., m. Jaaes M. 

Vinal, iivin;.'- in Eoston. 

50. iii. William,' b. May 4, 1793. 

iv. T.MtErux,'"' b. Nov" 1, 1801 ; m. first, in N. Carolina, D.<zif-r. who 

d. Dec. 24, 1^31; m. second, about 1539, prob. in lUin'^is, Gwrge 
Donncr. 8hc and her husband ijoih died on their way froin Missouri 
to California, in Oct. 181G, leaving three young chiidien, who were 
eaved, viz. : Gci.cgianna, P'ranoes Eustis, and Eliza Puor. F<jr an 
accouut of tlic terrible suOering uf this party, see a bovk by Edwin 
IJryant, entitled " V/hat i saw in California." 

30. Joseph* F^usxis (Joseph,* Josepli? Wiliiamc' Vuiliam^) was n. 
Apiil 15, 1754, Ho ra. first, Nov. 15, 1778, Abigail Merriam, of Sudbury, 
Mas^., who d. 1782 : m. second, 1783, A-bigail Bruce, who n-as b. at Wo- 
b\trn, Oct. 14, 17G2, and d. So[.t. 23. 183t;. Joseph* d. Oct. 1832 ; was 
burie'l at Middje Church, lioston, ai^d his remains were removed Oct. IbC-j, 



212 Genealogy of the J^ustis Family. [April, 

to the Loijgcley lot, Mt. Auburn. Childreu of Joseph^ and Abigail (Mer- 
riara) : 

i. Abigail, « b. Feb. G, 1780; lu. Jos^cph Cnmp ; d. Dee. 27, 1^07, p.t 
BaltiiLirjre, Md. They hud: Theodore Eusti«. b. I><:<sion. April 21, 
1810. d. liultitaore, Sept. 11. ISll ; Ali^^iiil Merriam, b. Brojklyn, 
July 27, 1611. m. a Downmir and had two children, viz.. -JaiQcs 
Lawrciioo, b. Juiy 17, 1837, and ]Mary Abigail, b. April 3, 1S39, d. 
18-lC) ; Willinm Eustie, b. Baltimore, Aug. 14, 1^16; Ann Eliza, b. 
Baltiinore, Sept. 14, 1813, m. 1835, Nel&on Spurrier: James Law- 
rence, b. Baltimore, June 5, 18i8; Joseph Eu=ii>. b. Baltimore, 
April 3, 1821 ; Ann Maria, b. Biiltiinore. July 7. 1523. 

ii. Anne,= b.'feb. 12, 1782; m. Oct. 22, 1809, Tuul Prate, of Cohaeset; 
d. Nut. 28, ISCl, Cohasset. Ma=s. Tiiev had: Joseph Eustis, b. 
Feb. 5, 1810, d. 1873, at East Sc. Louis ;'Lincoln, b. Oct._ 10, 1812, 
d. date unkno',s-u ; Sarah Sigoarney, b. Nuv. 7, 1815 : Harriet Eustis, 
b. Jan. 8, l.>19 ; Caroline, b. SejJt. 2, 1821, d. Nov. 4, 1825 : Benja- 
min Franklin, b. July 10, 1821. Juscph Eiistis Pratt and Benjamin 
Franklin Pratt married and have families. The others are enmarried. 

Children of Jcsepli* and Abigail (Bruce): 

iii. Betsey,* b. Nov. 18, 1783 : m. Julv 17. 1814, Joscjjh Oartt, of Bo.ston ; 
d. April 9, 1819, in Ro.d>ury, 'Mass. They bad several children. 
One daughior is still livinir, manied. 

iv. iMarv Pollys.' b. Oct. 23, 17.-5; lu. Dec. 19, 1313. Dexter Dana, of 
Bo.ston ; d. Feb. 28, 1870, at Boston. They had : Amos VV., d. iMov 
23, 1858. a?t. 44, at Indianap-dis. Ind. ; Frank D.. d. May 25, i852, 
act. 34, uniu. Ames W. was twice married ; had two eons and a 
daughter \>y his lirst wife, the older son living at the West, and 
has a faniilv. Bv his second wife, Am'« had one child, a daughter. 

V. Sally Cn.\Mi'NET,«>i. Aug. 3, 1789; d. 1799. 

vi. Harriet,'' b. July 27, 1791 : d. before 1799. 

vii. Charlotte, « b. June 12, 1791 ; d. Feb. 20. lSfi7, at Somervi'b. 

viii. Sally, *= b. ^Mavch 12, 1797; m. July 3. I8;i8, James Lonirelev. They 
had : James, b. Jan. 13, 1S40. in" Oct. 24, 18G6, Julia F. Koblnson ; 
Theodore, b. Aug. 8, 1841, d. March 3, 1843. 

ix. H.^.rkiet,* b: Sept. 17, 1799; d. date unkujwn. 

X. Wu.lia.m,« b. Nov. 1, 1801 ; d. 1803. 

xi. "VViLLi.4M,« b. 1803 ; d. 1603. 

xii. William Beers,"^ b. Sept. 8, 1805. Sailed from Riga, Russia, Oct. 25, 
1823, vessel never heard I'roia. 

31. Wn.LiA^r 75cKRS^ Ensxis {Joseph* Joseph,^ WiUlam,' William^) 
was b. May 23, 1764. lie ni. Oct. 28, 17 90, Deborah Benoett, l)y Rev, 
Samuel Stillman. He d. Aug. 1806, and she d. May 29, 1811, st. ?/j. He 
was an auctioueer. Their ouly child, meutioned iu his v/ili as a minor, vras 

51. i. JosErii,^ b. June 13, 1794. 

32. Thomas^ Ecstjs {Thomas." TJtomos^ William," TVillirJui') was b. 
Oct. 12, 1763. He m. iLiry Dana, aud d. 1809; g. s. Wellcslej. She d. 
1812, V.efore Sept. 1. Children: 

i. }dARY,'' IU. Aaron Barker. 

ii. Bt-iSEV,« b. 1757 : in. Legrand Lucas ; d. May 23, 1550, set. 63. 
iii. A.v.vA,^ m. Josiali Foster. 

iv. TiiOMAS,' b. 1792 ; d. Morch 31, 1828, iei. 36 ; g. s. Newton. 
V. AnoLivrn".*^ 

■vi. JoriN Dana,« d. April 3, 1825, 
vii. EoMCvn,^ d. in infancy. 

Tiii. Catmarin-e,'^ b. S'-pt. 29, 1793; in. April 6, 1S2C, Enoch Sirdth. Via^s 
living ia 1677, at Newtoa, MuisS. 



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57. 


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33. Samuel WhkatS EusTif. {Thomas* Thomas? William^ WuUan') 
was born Mr.y 23, 1765, at Kmland, Mass. Ke in. Oct. 25, 1792. v.ido\v 
Esther II<x>:s horn Crafts. She was b. April 10. 17CG, and d. Oct. 17, 
18i2. He d. May 25, 1851. Childrcu: 

i. IlAT'.KiEr,* b. Nov. 6, 1793 ; m. Au^. 14, 1314, Lewis Stacoy, of Liver- 
more Fails, }il.e. 

52. ii, Gkouge.^ b. March 10, 1795. 

iii. S.^MLEL Wheat, ^ b. June 17, 1797; d. 1877. unui.. Ottawa, III. 

53. iv. GiLKERT,« b. July 7, 1799. 

54. V. JoGN,* b. Feb. 11, ISOI. 

vi. Hknky,* b. Nov. CO, 1S03 : d. unm. oune. 1?57. 

vii. Esther," b. July 20, lb07 ; in. Sept. 1813, Dr. D. liale, of Liverinore 

Fall?, Me. \\-ds living, widow, 1877. Dr. Hale d. Sept. 1, 1S65, 

iet. 68. 

3-i. Wtlltam* Eustis {Thomas,'' Thomas? rr^lliam,- William') was 
b. Sept. 30, 1708, at Rutland, Mass. He m. Nov. 12, 1794, Anna Morse, 
who was h. Jan. 27, 1773, and d. Nov. 14, 1856. He removed frona Kut- 
Jaud to Jay, Me. ; he d. Aug. 25, 1847. Children ; 

i. PoLLr,« b. 1795. 

Thomas, « b. Ma'-ch 24. 1796. 

William,* b. J;.u. 1, 1793; d. unm. March 23, 1S31. 
J)AyiFL,« b. Ji!ly 6. 1799. 
Nathax.^ b. Au£^. 9. ISiVJ. 
Mos£5,<= b. April 15.' I-OJ: d. March 26, 1805. 
vii. Meuitable,'^ b. April '37. 1S03 ; m. April 2, 1623, Benjamin "Webster, 

of Milton. Me., and d, Mav 31, 1S31. 
viii. David,'- b. :May 23, ISOi; d.'Aug. 16, 1S05. 

ix, Moses.* b. June O.s. ]'^03 : m. Feb. l>r".?l, Mary Chandler, dau. of 
Samuel and Lydia (Fuller) Chnndler; d. Feb. 11, 1835. They had 

a .^on who was drowned. The widow of 2^1oses^ m. Robinson. 

X. Ax.NA,« b. Nov. 22, IcoG ; m. Georire Krooks ; d, Oct. 28, 1833. 

xi. David,* b. May 16, 1808 ; d. July 11, 1833. 

xii. "Washingtun,' b. Jan. 02, 1810; d. May 17, 1610. 

58. siii. Elljau,* b. June 17. 1811. 

xiv. Edv.-akd,° b. May 27, lcl4 ; d. June 1, 1816. 

XV. Abigail,' b. May 31, 1815; m. Sept^ 20, 1S40, George Brooks, her 
sister's widower. 

35. Moses* Eustis {Thomas* Tlwmas? WiRiayn^ William^) was b, 
Jan. 23, 1771. He m. April 22, 1798, Rebecca Green, by Ker. Peter 
Thacher. She was b. at Lincoln, and d. Nov. 11, 1859. £et. 84y. om. 2d.; 
buried at 'Mi. Auburn. He d. Oct. 28, 1814. Chikiren : 

5. VriCLiAM,« b. Nov. 12, 1798 ; d. Sept. 13, 1799. 

ii. Abbey,' b. 1799 ; d. Aug. 26, 1800. 

iii. JJi:f,K:T,= b. March 30, 1-00; d. Ausr. 22, 1800. 

iv. liAXN.«.H,* b. July 2, iSOl ; m. Jan, 29, 1620, Moses Whitney, of 

Water town. 
V. Geopge W.,« b. Aug. 5, 1802; d. Aug. 6, 1802. 
vi. Haukiet G.,'= b. Sept. 12. 1803: d. Oct. 9, 1803. 
vii. Jlosjs,^ b. Oct. 18, 1804; d. Aug. 10, 1805. 
viii. 11a,k,riet G.,* b. Nov. 18, 1805; d. Sept. 15, 1806. 
ix. Sakah,* b. Feb. 14, 1807 ; m. Feb. 12, 1826, Nahum Whitney; d. Feb. 

5, 1860, Oct. 52 vrs. 11 mos. 21 days. 
X. Srn.LC0Ky,« b. Oct. 14, 1=09. 
xi. Samuel G.,' b. Nov. 20, 1810; d. Feb. 16, 1817. 

59. xii. George Wasuingtox,* b. June 17, 1812. 

xiii. Eliza,* b. Aug. 16, 1814; m. June 2, 1836, Edwin N. Jiisbec; d. 
M;>roh 11, 1-57, ct. '^2 yis. 7 moj. 

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214 Genealogy of ihe Eusiis Familij. [April, 

36. George Washington* EusTis (77iC/«as,* ^/«>;;i(7^-,^ William^ Wil- 
Uavi^) was b. June 2, 1780. He m. June 2, ]Slo, Elizabeth Stone. 
Cliildren: 

i. SamcelS.,^ b. Oct. 30, 1815; vrent to Minnesota. 
ii. GEOf;cE Wasuinx;ton.* No further record is traced, 
iii. Eliza,' m. Bicknell ; d. before lS7o. 

37. .JosKrri Gilbert'' Eustis [lltomas.'^ lliomas,^ Wilh'am' Wila'am^) 
was b. May 26, 1788, at !Xewton. Mass. He m. 1812, Sarah Dunelson, 
dau. of Mathew Donelson, of Colcraine, Mass. She was b. Jan. 7, 1776, 
srA (1. April 20, 1876. Joseph Gilbert^ d. at Xortbaiupton, Mass., Aug. 7, 
I8G1, a^il. lo. He was a harness- maker. Children : 

i. Sakah,* b. June 25, 1?13, Boston ; d. Nov. 27, 1836. 
fiO. ii. Joseph Giibekt,* b. Sept. 7, IS 15. 
61. iii. OzEL,5 b. Feb. 7, 1S17. Coleraine. 
6xJ. iv. Alonzo, ^ b. Dec. 14, iSCi. Coleraine. 

V. Clarissa.* b. Dec. 3, 1623, Nortliaiiipton ; d. April 25, 1S25. 

vi. Samuel W.,^ b. June 7, IS27, Noviha,mpton ; d. June 15, 1352, 
Northainpton. 

vii. Benjamin.^ b. Julv 12, 1530, Northampton; not heard of f-ince I55i?. 

viiJ. Mary A.,« b. Oct." 16, 1834, Northampton ; d. Feb. 12, 1854, rot. 19. 

38. Joseph* EuSTis [Chamlcrhin* 7'homas,^ William.' V/illiam^) v/as 
b. Oct 2J, 1768. lie m. Nov. 19, 1793, Sarah Mason, of rrincetor,, who 
was b. May 2S, 1707, and d. May 11, 1815. He d, Dec. 20, 1847. Jo- 
seph^ removed to Mexico, I^Ie. (tb.en a plantation), in Eeb. 1803. He left 
his two oldest children at Portsmouth, N. H., with Mr. Amos Tappan, who 
m. bis aunt Isabel Bucliminster, sister of his mother. Children : 

63. i. William Tai-pan,* b. Oct. 25, 1794. 

ii. IsAitEL BUCK.MTXSTF.R,' b. JuHc 18, ITuG ; m. Syivesrer Melch?r, of 
Portsmouth, and d. 1520. They had a son John, who m. a dau. of 
Paran Stevens, of New York. 
iii. Lucy ^\'illiam5,« b. June 24, 1793; m^ Feb. 26, 1817, Harvey Wait ; 
was living; in South Boston, May, 1877. 
6-4. iv. Jon-v IiIason,^ b. May 30. 1300. 
€5. V. Charles Lymax,* b. Nov. 15, 1S02. 

vi. Elizabeth Masox,* b. Juue 30, 1806; m. Elijah Burgess, of Bethel, 
Me. 

39. BrxjAMiN* EuSTis [CJ'.amberlaiyi* Thomasj^ William,- William'^) 
was b. May 21, 1772, He m. Nov. 1811, Lucy Beal, and lived at Rut- 
hmd, Mass. Cliildren : 

66. i. Thomas Chamberl.\in,« b. May 1, 1813. 
ii. Sakau Jeannette,* b. May 28, 1814. 

•10. Thomas^ EusTis (Chamhcrlaiyi,'* Thomas? WiUiam,^ William^ ) wsls 
b. March 3, 1777. He m. (pub. April 19, 1797) Hannah Graham, of 
Maiden, b. Juno 19, 1780, He served in the war of 1812 as mii.siciaa. 
"Was drum major at the time of his death. He moved to Dixheld, ^le., 
about 1803 or '04, living near his brother Joseph. Died at Grecubush, 

N. Y., Sept. or Oct. 1813. His widow m. Noyes, and d. Sept. 17, 

1857. Children : 

i. Sak-\h,« b. Aug. 3, 1717 ; m. first, Jan. 18, 1816, William Stockbridge, 

and second, Hopkins. 

.ii. William,^ b. Jan. 31 , 17^<IJ ; d. Jan. 27, 1804, set. 5. 
iii. }<lr.;iA:vA,'- h. Oct. 5, i^'.'O ; m. first, Jo!m Cutler, by whom frhf> had Cve 
children ; second, Nathan Fuller, by whom she hud nine childieo ; 
the d. April 19, 1876. 



i878.] Genealogy of tJic JOustis Family. 215 

iv. llA>"NAii,* b, March 10, 1602; m. ^\aron Savory. 
V. Mary,* b. Jan. 1, ISOl : m. Leonard Morse, of DisflcM, Me. 
vi. Cvi'Kr?,* b. iJec. ?5, 1805; d. num. Aug. 1.--59, at Dlxtield, Me. 
vii. Solon,* b. Sept. 19, 1507 ; married and iivcd ia Belf.i.'vt, Me. ; d. Jan. 
1571, ■svitliout issue. 
C7. \iii. Alexandkr,^ b. Aug:. IU, 1809 ; afterwards took the name Thomas, 
ix. John Chamberlain/ b. Sept. 19. iSll; d. July 27, 1^30. 
X. TiiOMAS,^ b. Feb. 21, 1513; d. June 12, 1513. 

41. JoHK Chamberlain^ Eustis {Chamherlaiji* Thomas,'' WiUiam* 
Vril/iani^) was b. 2\ov. 17, 17S4. He enlisted in llie army in 1812, -^vent 
to Portsmoulb, '^vbere his uncle, Rev. Joseph Buckminster, was chaplain of 
the regiment, siw him every morning, but did not make himself known. 
Not liking the army, he deserted to the British dominions ; was not heard 
from by his family for thirty years, when he returned to his mother's 
house in Rutland. Mass., and after her death went to Dixtield Avith his sister 
Elizabeth. Tliey are both buried there. It appears that lie married in 
Upitor Canada or New York, and had four or live children, who were all 
setcled. as he .said, before he left. But to deceive his relatives, he dropped 
the name of Eustis, calling himself John Chamberlain. This name his de- 
scendants probably now bear. He d. about 1853, at Dixfield. Me. 

4.2. Ebenezkr Tucker* JLvstis (Joihim.' Joshua,^ Jonathan' Jfiuunn^) 
wash. Feb. L 1801. He m. Nov. 18, 1827. Abigail Thompson. Ke d. 
Dec. 23, 1860, frl. GO, at Salem, Mass, Cabinet-maker. His v.idov,* v/as 
living at Salem in 1877. Children : 

i. Mauy Ellen ,« b. Xuv. 11, 182S ; m. Sept. 30, 1863, Joseph H. Sim- 

laoDS ; was livin.: at 8alem in 1:>*7. 
ii. Jamks William,^' b. Nov. 8. 1830 : d. March 2i, 1847. 
iii, El!z.\ N.,« b. Sept. IS, IB32; d. Get. 25. 1843, oct. U. 

43. James^ Eustis (Jacob* Joshua,^ Jonathan^' William^) was b. 1790. 
He m. Sept. 12, 1824, Octavia Fieuch, of Prospect, Me. He d. April 24, 
1847, at Bucksport. Mo. Children : 

i. PnoBF.,^ b. July 15, 1S25 : m. 1815, Henry T. Darling. 
C8. ii. James Everktt rREN'Cii,^ b June iO, lc29. 
iii. Sarau Fklnch.^ 

44. J A-COiy" TjVSTiS, (Jacob,* Joshua,^ Jonnihanj' Williarn}') was b. Sept. 
30, 1704; m. Jan. 17, 1820, Aima Cain (Kane?), of Prospect, Me.; d. 
May 13, 1858. Children: 

i. Augusta Maria,« b. Nov. 22, 1827 ; m. Dec. 25, 1655, Williaiu French. 
Was livinir 1873 at Sandy Point. Me. Had: Nancy M., Feb. 14, 
1S58 ; Eustis F., April 23. 16G0: n'iUiarn B., Dec. 12, IbGl. 

ii. Ltdia Asx,° b. fi'j.n. 7, l-^SO ; d. unm. Feb. 2-J, 15 J5. 

iii. Marv Frances,* b. .Sept. 13, 1832; m. Dec. 30. 1851, Reuben Par- 
tridge. She d. June 30, IS70. He d. Oct. 2o, 1872. They h^d : 
llcrhert W., Nov. II, 1655 ; Anna, April 3, 18G7. 

iv. Eliza T.,« b. Nov. 9, 1831 : d. Dec. 25, 1830. 

V. Sarah A.,« b. Nov. 22, 1536 ; in. March 30, 1866, J. Frank Tenney. 

vi. Martjia F.,* b. Nov. 2, 1838. 

vii. JACor. F.,« b. Nov. 21, ISiO; d. unm. July 28, 18C0. 

45. Joshua* Eustis (Jacob,* Joshua,^ Jonathan,^ William^) was b. 
April 28, 1790, at Prospect, Me. He m. July 3, 1825, Sarah Thompson, 
of Prospect, ]Me. ; d. Sept. 24, 1875, at Stockton, Me. Children: 



21 G Genccdogy of the Eustis Family . [xVpril, 

i. Mary Abigail,' b. March 18, 1807; m. Sept. 10, 1856, Natbaniel 
Gaminapje, of Jirietol, Me. ; d. July IS. 1S75. Tht-^' had Joseph 
E',l2;ar, b. Av.z- ~~, 1857, livinir in Jun. 1S7S. Nathaniel, the 
father, u. April 19, 1S7-1, at Bristol. Me. 

ii. PuiryvA P.,« b. Dec. 23. iSeS : ra. Feb. 93. 1SG3. Milton Pattereon, 
in llampdcu, Me. Livinir Deo. 1377, in Bangor, Me. 

iii. Leonakd,* b. Aug. 15, 1831 ; d. July, iS^ii.'. 

iv. Judith T.,^ b. Oct. 13. 1S34; m. ^iarch Q3, 1655, Capt. John Cirio, 
of Prospect, Me. They were both lost at sea, Dec. 1357. They 
left one eon, Joshua F.ustis Ginn. b. July 16, 1656. 

V. JosnrA,^ b. Sept. li, 1837 ; d. Oct! 1837. 

vi. Ann Eli /..>.,« b. Sept. 24, 1838. 

46. Joseph"'' Eu.stis {Jacoh* Joslma.^ Jonaihan.' WilUain'^) vras b. 1800. 
Ho ra. June 29, ISOO, Tripliosa French, of Prospect, !Me. He tl. at sea, 
July C, 1862, iet. 61 yrs. & mos. Chiklreu : 

i. Samuel Frkncr.^ b. Dec. ISol; d. unm. Feb. £1, 1854, a-t. 22 yrs. 3 mos. 

ii. JosEi'ii,^ d. at New Orleans, La., June 20, lf^58, unm. 

iii. Mariba T.,"^ m. Oct. 22, 1855, Archibald Boyd, of Bangor. 

iv, jEANNiiTTt.," d. uniu. X. Orleans, La., Juno 22, 185S. 

T. Adelaide,'^ in. Nov. 28, 18GG, Allan Farrar, of Bangor. 

69. vi. George PiCiCERtXG,^ b. Sepi. IS. IS 11. 

vii. Harriet," b. ) \^-.;ioi i^jr. ^- S J"'^' 29. 18-JG, s?t. 3 mos. 8 

viii. CuAKLES F.,« b. i '^^''^ ~'^' ^^^^ ' I days, Bangor, Me. 

ix. Ali'je Hatuawat,* b. March, 1818 ; d. Jan. 28, 1853, ret. 4 yrs. 10 mos. 

•47. Lkoxard* Eustis {Jacob* Joshua,^ Jona(han,' WiUium^) was b. 
July 30, 1810. He m. Aug. 2, 1840, Jeannette French, at Prospect, 3Ie. 
Leonard' d. at Taaipico, Mi.xico. July G. 1850. His wido';^' was living m 
Chelsea, Mass., in May, 1877. Chiidreu : 

70. i. Leonard,* b. June 25, 1841. 

71. ii. Franklin Fkencu,' b. May 19, 1844. 

iii. Jeannette French,* b. Aug. 31, 1S4G ; m. Sept. 3, 1870, Albert 
Wiggin. 

47^. Jamks* Eustis {Joseph SJ Joshua,^ Jonathan^ ^nUiam^) was b. 
June 19, 1797. He m. iiist, Aug. 27, 1822, Susannah Johnson Xewell, who 
was b. April 3, 1797, and d. March 2, 1842 ; m. second, Aug. 28, 1843, 
Hanuali iJarr, of SaleuD, 

In 1827 James removed to So. Reading, where he was still living in May, 
1877. His second wife was also living, without issue. Children : 

i. Elizabeth Johnson,* b. Jlay 25, 1823, Charlestown ; d. May 28, 18-14, 

iSouth Keading. 
ii. Abigail Bradish,* b. June C, 1825; m. Sept. 9, 1855, Horace D. 

Cariey. 
iii. Ellen Maria,« b. .March 28, 1827 ; m. Nov. 30, 1S52, John T. Burgess. 
iv. Susan, « b. May 3, 1829 ; d. June 2G, 1830. 

72. V. James,* b. Jan. 18, 1S31. 

vi. Jo.-Ei'H Sprague,*^ b. May 26, 1833; living in 1877, unmarried, at 
Independence, Fayette Co., Iowa. Joseph Sprague, son cf James 
FiUKtis, of South Keading, single, private, enlisted for 3 mos. 1861, 
Co. E, 5th Regiment, was wouudeJ at battle of Bull Bun, re-enlisted 
in 1862, for 9^mos , Co. E, .50th Regiment.— [Eaton.] 

73. vii. Henrv Wahren,* b. Feb. 27, 1835. 

74. viii. William Constantine,* b. July 4, 1837. 

48. ABRAFfA-M® Eustis (Ahrakmn,^ Benjamin,'^ Benjamin,^ William.,^ 
William^) was b. March 26, 1780, at Petersburg, Va. He m. July 6. 1809, 
KL-bccca, dau. of Dr. John ahd Rebecca (Chambers) Sprague, of Dedham, 
Mass., who d. June 8, 1820, at Jamaica Plain. 



187S.] Genealogy of the Euslis Family. 217 

Abrahnm^ was A.B. of llarv. Col. 1804, and A.:M. Bowd. 180G. He 
studied law and cominencca practice, but soon rclinquislied it to enter the 
army. Served durinij tlie war of 1812, in the Bhick Hawk war in 1832, 
and in tlie war with the Seminoles in Florida. For many years he was in 
command of the school for Artillery Practice at Fortress Monroe, Old Point 
Comfort, Va. At the time of his death he was colonel 1st Artillery and 
Bvt, Brig. Gen,, head quarters at Portland. His second v.ife was Patience" 
W. 13. Izard, of South Carolina, who d. without i?sue in ISHO, Children : 

75. i. William,^ b. Nov. 17, ISIO. 

70. ii. Horatio Si'RACLF.,' b. Deo. 25, 1811. 

iii. Henry Langdon,' b. April 2U, I8i3; d. June 30, 1S17. 

77. iv. Alexaxi>kr Buooks,^ b. Jan. 30, 1815. 

78. V. Fkkdkric .-\ugustus,^ b, June 12. lb 115, 

79. vi, JouN FENwrcK,' b. Nov. 3, 1S17, Fort Independence, Boston, 

80. vii. IIenrt Lawrknce,^ b. Feb. 1, 1819, 

49. GeoPvGe" Eu.STIS {Jacob,'' Beiijar/iin^ Benjamin,^ William,'' Wil- 
liam^) wa-; b. Oct. 20, 17'JG. He m. April 18, 1825, Clarisse, dau. of Va- 
lericn and Celeste (Duralde) Allain. He d. Dec. 23, 18.38, at New Or- 
leans, La. She d. 1«7G, at Pau, France. Graduated at Harv. Coll. 1815, 
and received the degree LL,D, in 1849. Soon after graduation, he went 
abroad as private secretary to liis uncle. Gov. William Eustis, then Minis- 
ter to the Hague. Settled in New Orleans about 1822 : was repeatedly 
elected 10 the legislature; vSecretary of State ; Attorney-General; Associ- 
ate Justice and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Louis- 
iana. Children : 

81. i. George,' b. Sei)t. 29, 1828, New Orleans, 

82. ii. Allain,' b. Feb. 16, 1830, New Orleans, 

iii. Marie Matiulde,' b, July 3, 1831; m, Sept. 11, 1850, Charles E. 
Jobnitun, 

83. iv. John Gray,' b. >.Iarch 16, 1833, New Orleans. 
81, v. James IbonLE,' b. Aug. 21, 1834, New Orleans. 

vi, Celesti-ve,' b. Dec. 6,"l836, in Paris, France, 

50. ^ViLi^iA^i" l£.vs-ns (Vniliam,^ John,* William,'^ William.'' WiUiam^) 
was b. May 4, 1799. It is known that he married and had children. In 
the record of a court holden at Ipswich, Mass., June, 1843, he is mentioned 
as William P^ustis of Waverly, in Morgan Co., 111. He also lived at Lake 
Mills, Jetfcrson Co., Wis. Ills latest known address was Fort Atkinson, 
Jefferson Co., Wis., where he was living a few years since. 

.51. JosFPH^ Eustis ( William BeersJ' Joseph,* Joseph,'' William,- Wil- 
liam') was b. June 13, 1794, He m. Oct, 2, 1820, Eleanor St. Barbe 
Tracy, at Newburyport, JMass. He d. Sept. G, 1872, at Winchester, Mass. 
Children : 

85, ;, William Tracy,' b. Sept. 29, 1822. 

ii. Charles Mlssev,' b, Dec. 11, 1823; m. Doc. 30, 1816, Henrietta 
Nazro, of Troy, N. Y, He died, without issue, in London, Eng., 
Jan. 18, 1871. 
iii. IlFNRiF.-nA Louisa,' b, Sept. 25, 1825; m. June II, 1845, J. "\\ esley 
Wolcott. 
80, iv. George Homer,' b. Feb. 18, 1846. 

52, George^ Eustis (Samuel Wheal," Thomas* Thomas? William.'' 
Wil/iam^)\vas b. March lO', 1795, at Jay, Me, He m. March 12, 1^21, 
Sarah Baldwin. He d. March 9, 1844. She d. June 19, 18G8. Children: 



218 Genealogy of the Eustis Famihj. [April, 

i. Ceorce DkstksJ b. Oct. 15, 1623, Wilton, Me. ; d. A'O!,'. 25, 1825. 

87. Ji. Gf.oe.je,' b. Aug. 17, 183-2, lialluwdl, Me. 

53. Gilbket'^ r.U.sTis {Samuel IV/tcat," Tli.-iinns,'^ Thomas.^ IVilUanu^ 
WilUam-) was b. July 7, 1709. He ni. M:irch. 1821, Betsey AMeii. He 
moved to Guilford, Me., tbeuoe to ILiIlowell, Me.; d. Feb. 18o7. Children : 

i. M.\Ry,' d. at Xortbampton, Mass.. pcho.il teacher. 

ii. Lccv A.,' d. Jan. 22, 161'2. at Northampton, Mas?. 

iii. IIvRKiKT.^ She accoicpanied some niisiionarie- to China, and died 
there. 

iv. GiLr.EHT,^ ni. Walker. EmiirratrNl from Jay. Me., to Mn-kaiine, 

iov.a, in 1S57, and in ISjS laoved to Ottawa, Id., and ij-culcd on a 
fanu. lie made a trip to California, went back to Maine, married 
Mi<s Walker, died, leaving one child, a daughter, tince dead. 

88. y. Enwix.' 

They had another child vrbo died from a casualty, quite young. 

54. JoHN^ EcsTrs '[Smnnel Wl,eat° Thomas* Thomus.^ William: Wil- 
liasre) was b. Feb. 11, 1801. He m. Feb. 22, 1S27, Su^an W. Howard, of 
Jay, Mo. He moved from Jay to East B ridge v.-ater iu 1852, thence to 
Ottaw.i, EI., in lSo8, bought 210 acres of uiiim])roved laud, and left a fine 
property at bis death. He d. Feb. 1S74. Children: 

8'J. i. William IIenrv,^ b. Feb. 91, 1629. 

ii. MiRV Jane,^ b. Feb. 3, 1S31 : m. Oct. '23, 1851, Theclore Mariton. 

iii. JIakkikt a.,'' b. March 31, 1S33 ; m. Dec. 22, 1855, Wm. 1>. Marston. 

90. iv. John Howard,'' b. Feb. 20, 163G. 

T. EsTTitR Malvixa,^ b. Aug. 9, 1841 ; m. Feb. 20, 1861, J. Xasiee Moore. 

31. vi. Saucel LvifAN,' b. Nov. 28, 1813. 

55. Thomas' Eustis {William^ noinas* Thomas,'' WilUamr Wil- 
liaiv}) was b. March 24, 17'Jo. He m. Nov. 27, 1826, Parthenia Pitts, of 
Winthrop, Me. He d. Feb. 15, 18G9. 

/although he had several brotliers and sisters whose descendaats are scat- 
tered through the state of Maine, no farther trace of tliis branch of the 
family has been fonnd. 

56. Daniel*^ EusTis {WiUiam,' Thomas,'' Thomas,'' William,- IViUiam') 
V7as b. July 8, 1109, in Maine. He m. Feb. G, 1822, Elizabeth Park, of 
Newton, Mass., who was b. June 2, 1802, and d. Nov. 5, 1852, at vSiduey, 
Me. He d. Jan. 20, 1842, at Jay, Me. Children : 

i. Mary Axx,''' b. Juno 22, 1S22, West Newton; living. 1877, at Mid- 
dlesex, Vt. 

ii. Sarah E.,^ b. May 14, 1824, West Newton ; m. 1844, Leonard HoUey, 
of Jay, ]Me. ; d. Dec. 27, 185S, Farinington, xMe. ; left two .'?ons and 
two daughters, all bvini'; 1S77. 

iii. Prudkntia,^ b. Oct, 18, 'lS2fi, Jay, Me.; m. 18.54, M. P. Bates, 
Waterville, .Me. Uc il. before 187(J, leaving two son^. 

iv. Hakkiet,^ b. July 14, 182S ; m. 18.iG, R. Condbrth, Watcrville. Me. 
She d. 18C3. Had one son d. before 1&7G, one dau. living 167C. 

V. llANNAn,^ b. July 13, 1830; ni. 1357, Turner, Randtlph, Mass.: 

d. 1800. She had one dau. who died in infanev. 

vi. Alma,^ b. March 4, 1832 ; m. 1860, Leonard lluUev ; d, 16G4, without 
is.sue. 

vii. Abigail AifAXUA,^ b. Feb. £4, 1837; m. first, March, 1851, at Ran- 
dolph, ;dass., Austin Reynolds, of Jay, Me. He d. at>out 1871 ; 
ni. second, aboat 1873, Kane: living 1877, ar Holivtook, Mass. 

viii. Fkulixand Vv'ui.ts,' b. Deo. -28, 1839; living, unui. at luarlo<:-k, 
Stanislaus Co., CaliDrnia. 

is. Isabella,' b Oct. IB 11 ; d. 1842. 



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:.7. N.vxnAN^ ErsTis ( WUUam," Thomas,'' Thomas,^ Wilh'am,' Wiliiara') 
was b. Aug. 9, 1800. He m. Dec. 21, 18o4, Sarah Wevmouth, of King- 
field, Me. Childrcu.. all b. at Jay, Me. : 

92. i. Frankmn-,'' b. Nov. 8, 1835. 

ii. Sakak Wills,' b. March 17, 1838; m. Jan. 7, 1S66, Andrew Jackson, 
or Newry, Me. Livin!,' 1S77, North Cethe!, Me. They bad : 3)el:a 
A., b. Feb. '22, 1807, Gorhain, N. H. ; Cora E., b. March 27. 16^9, 
Portland ; Fredm'ic S., b. April 28, 1871, Portland ; Herbert TV., b. 
Jan. 30, 1873, Portland ; Andrew V., b. Jan. 23, 1875, Portland. 

iii. Ei,LEN,^ b. July 2i. 1810; m. W'inslow Packard, of Jay. Me., Au^. 
3, 1S62. Livin:^- in 1877, North Jay, Me., no issue. He d. Jan. 9, 
1863. 

IT. William AVr-rMouTH,- b. March 8, 18-15. Living unin. May, 1877, 
North Jay, Me. 

93. V. Natua.v Da.n-a,^ b. Nov. 9, 1817. 

\i. LoviNA Ann,^ b. .\pril r>, 1850; d. Aug. 94, 1870, Jay, Me. 
vii. Ihvin Wayne,' b. April 21. 1854 : d. July 28, 1674, Jay, Me. 
viii. Lanora Octayia,' b. April 15, 1856; d. June 19, 1SG8, Jay, Me. 

58. ELiJAri*^ EueTJS ( William," T/iomas,'' lliomas,^ William,' William^) 
was b. June 17, 181 i. lie m, Nov. "26, 1840, Eanny Eollins. He d. sud- 
denly, Nov. oO, 187G, at Lang Plantation, Me. His vridow was living at 
Lang Plantation in May, 1877. Children : 

i. HiLtRKTH TJor.nixs,' b. Sept. 28, 1841, Jay, Me.; d. May 8, 18G4, 
Aut,M;sta, Mc. ; wa.s in 32J riciriinent, Co. E. 

94. ii. Elij.\u Gilbert,' b. Aug. 21, 1S14, Jay, Me. 

iii. Enwix Ekmng,' b. iMay 4, 1S4G, Jay, Me. Living unm. in Nov. 1877. 
iv. Mary Emni,' b. Dec. 27, 181S, Jay, Me.; m. June 13, 1871, Thara 

iS. Adams. Livin;^ 1877, at Solon, ?ile. Has three children. 
V. William Uhkstus,' b. April 10, 18.52, Teiuple, Mc. ; d. July 12, 1874, 

Wiltop., Me. 
vi. Hknsy liicHARn,' b. Oct. 10, 1856, Lang Plantation, Me. lie left his 

home March 31, 1877 ; has not been heard from since. 
vii. Emmelixe Calden,' b. July 25, 1858, Lang Plantation, Me. Was 

living at Lang Plantation in Nov. 1877. 

59. GeorgU "Wasuixgtox® Eustis {Hoses," Thoimts* Tiiomas,^ Wil- 
liam,' Wil/iaiH^) was b. June 17, 1812. He m. Oct. 25, 1840, Emmeline 
Burbauk. Children: 

i. Caroli.nk BiRr.ANK,' b. Oct. 18, 1841, Brooklyn ; d. Oct. 18, 1841. 

ii. l^MMKLiNE Amanda,' b. May 21, 1843, New York. 

iii. Harriet .\itglsta,' b. Aug. 19, 1845, Charlestown ; m. July 26, 1871, 

Frank E. Jolinson, of New ^'ork. 
iv. Ellkv Francis,' b. A[)ril 23, 1648, Brooklyn. 
V. George Warren,' b. Aug. 22, 1850, Brooklyn; d. Sept. 30, 1652, 

Brooklyn. 
vi. AriKLAiDK Fkanckna,' b. Nov. 30, 1853, Hanover, Mass. ; d. Dec. 30, 

1851, Charlestown. 
vii. Maria Loui^^a,' b. Nov. 25, 1855, Charlestown. 
viii. Ben.ia.vin Franklin,' b. June 14, 1859, Woburn, Mass. ; d. Dec. 25, 

1803, Charlestown, Mass. 

GO. JosKiMi GiMJi'.nT* EusTis {Joseph Gilbert,^ Thomas,* Thomas,^ Wil- 
liam,^ WiUiaiH^) was b. Sept. 7, 1815, in Boston. He m. first, Sept. 15, 
1840, at Be'l'Tonte, Ala., Sarah Eustace, who was b. in Farquhar Co., Ya. 
They were divorced in 1852. He ni. second, July 22, 1855, Soplda T. 
Brewer, at "Wiibraham, Mass. He was living iu 1877, at Leeds, Mass. 
Children : 



220 Genealogy of the Ei'.stis Family. [April, 

i. TiTOjiAPJ b. 18 M; d. 1848. 

ii. Maiiv ELrzARETD.^ b. Feb. 20, 1845 ; m. 1SG7, Simeon Weils Alspaugh, 
of Alabaiija. Living 1877. at Princeton, Ala. lias three daughters. 

95. iii. John Du.\iiAii,' b. Oct. 13, 1847. 

61. Ozel' Eustis {Joseph Gilbert,^ Ttiomas," Thomas,'' Wt'Ui'am,' Wi'l- 
liam') ^Ya3 b. Feb. 7, 1317, at Coleraine, Mass. He m. 1 842, Amelia 
Brown, of Hartford, Conn. He d. Nov. 28,1858. Children: 

i. HowAKD M.,"^ b. Oct. 1844, Mobile, Ala. Was living there unm. in 

1877. 
ii. Frank B.,^ b. Feb. 1847, Mobile, Ala. Ws.s living, unra. at Harcrord, 

Conn., in 1&77. 

62. Aloxzo' Eustis (Joseph Gilbert,^ Thomas,* Thomas,'^ WiUiam," 
William^) was b. Dec. 14, 1821, at Coleraine, Mass.; m. March 11, 1814, 

Anna S. Doiielson, of Coleraine, Muss. Children : 

96. i. Charles IIcEBAmj AVinslowJ b. Dec. 5. 1SJ4. 

ii; Francf-S xMakia,' b. June ft, I8i6 ; d. Oct. ~V), 1876. 
iii. Geouge Boardmav," b. Sejjt. 24. 1849; d. Jan. 15, 1S70. 
iv. Frederic Alonzo,' b. April 24, 185 1 ; d. March 18, 1857. 

63. William Tappan' Eustis (Joseph,^ Chamberlain* Thomas,^ Wil- 
liam' VriUiam^) was b. Oct. 25, 1794. He m. first, Susan Moore, of Boston, 
who d. JNIarch, 182o, !>3t. 34; m. second, Sasan Whittlesey IngersoU. Ho d. 
May 5, 1874, at Longwood, Mass. Children of William Tapnau aud 
Susan (Mcore) : 

97. i. William Tappan,' b. July 6, 1S2I. 

ii. David Francis,^ b. JS23 ; d. May, 1828. 

Children of William Tappaii^ and Sur^an Whittlesey (Ingcrsoll) : 

iii. CuARi.ES William,^ b. 1825 ; d. Feb. 23, 1842. tet. 17. 
iv. Francis T.,^ b. June, 1827; d. Aug. 16, 1827. 

64. Jonx Mason^ Eustis [Joseph,^ Chamberlain* Thomas,^ William' 
William^) was b. May 30, 1800. He m. Aug. 31, 1823, Anna (dau. of 
Maj. Amos Trask and Lucy Parke), who was b. Oct. 18, 1805. He was 
justice of the peace, member of the state legislature, and held several civil 
appointments under the state aud U. S. governments. In 1876 he was 
living at DixGeld, Me. Children : 

Scsax M.,^ b. June 21, 1824; d. Dec. 17, 1S2G. 

Isabel B.,^ b. Feb. 2, l&2f> ; d. Sept. 12, 1S23. 

JosEPLi Ma:>ox,' I). Dec. 15, 1827. 

Charles Wallace,^ b. June 23, 1829. 

George E.,^ b. Nov. 7. 1830; d. Oct. 2, 1853, unm. 

Ai.r.ERT S.,' b, Dec. 10. 1532. 

Sarah Mason,' b. Oct. 19, 1834; m. Jan. 15, 1859. W. W.MitoLell. 
\iii. William Tappan,' h. Aug. 19. 1837. Living unm. 1670, Dixticld, Me. 
101. is. Humphrey- Eatun,^ b. .S-pt. 10. 1810. 

X. Mary S ,' b. Feb. 22. 1844 ; in. Dec. 1, 1868, Charles W. Greenleaf. 
Living in I87fi, at Dixtidd, Me. 

65. CilAKLKS LvMAN^ EuSTis [Joscph? Chamberlain* Tliomus^ Wil- 
liam^ William') was b. Nov. 15, 1802. He m. ii'-st. May 24, 1829, Sarah 
B. Williams, of Taunton, Mass., who d. Deo. 27, 1840 ; m. second, Jan. 6, 
1342. Del)0rah Jane Barker, of ]'>ethcl :\re. In Oct. 1823, Charles L. 
Eusti.s, with others, bought the iinrth half of Township No. 1, 4th Kango, 
on Dead liivor, v.'est of William Brighain's Kennebec purchase. The lowu 





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was afterwards called Eustis. CLildreu of Charles Lymn.u* and Sarah 
(Williams) : 

i, JuuA \YiLMAMsJ b. I^lny 5, 1830; ra. Oct. 8, 1S5G, Edward Little. 
VriiR living, 1676. at Woodstock, 111. 

102, ii. Jou.N- TAri-AN/ b. Nov. '2\>, 1831. 

iii. Edgar Mason J b. Feb. i?3, 1836; unm. in 1877. Travelling agout for 
merchandize. 

Children of Charles Lymau^ and Deborah Jane (Barker): 

iv. SARAn Jaxe,^ b. June 10, ISl-l; m. March 2, 1875, P. M. Whitn.an. 
Was livinir, 1876, at Beaufort, S. C. 

103. V. George Barker,' ^ b. April '20, 181S. Living at Minneapolis, 
vi. CnAKLKS BucKMiN"STER,' > Minu., jewellers. 

vii. James LYiiA>-,' b. Feb. S, ISGO, Auburn, Me. , d. Aug. 30, 1860. 

66. Thomas Ciia?lberlaix^ Eustis {^Bcnjamin,^ Chamberlain,*' Tho- 
mas,^ Wiliiam^-^ WilJiain^) vs-as b. May 1, 1813, at Eutland, Mass. He m. 

Electa , who was b. at Hudson, N. H. Child: 

i. Electa Jane,^ b. March 10, 1846. 

G7. Alexanokp,,^ after'.vards TnorAS^ Eustis ( Thomas.^ Chamlerlain,*' 
'Jlrnnas,^ William,- WiUlcnp}) v.-as b. Aug. 19, 1S09. He had a your.ger 
brother Thomas, b. 1813, d. 1813, and he thou as.-umed the name of Tho- 
pias. He m. Xov. 27, 1834, Eliza Ann Noyes, of Jay, Me. Childreii: 

i. Ha>--s-ah E.,^ b. May 5, 1833; m. Nov. £6, 1858, Therou Reed. iTad 
one dau. b. Jan. 5, 1860. Lived at Livermore Falls, Me., r-nd d. 
Oct. 28, i860. 
ii. Fran-ces 0.,' b. Jan. 8, IS-il ; d. Feb. 2t, 1854. 
J04. iii. Geokgk Oscar.^ b. May 20, lS-}4, J;iv. Me. 

jy. John G.,^ b. July 6, 1816 ; d. Jan. 10, 1871, unm. 
IG5. V. Charles Lvman,' h. Aug. 29, 1849. 
vi. Thomas Everett,^ b. Feb. 24, 1652. 

68. James Everett FRENCn" Eustis (James,^ Jacob* Joshua,^ Jona- 
than,^ WilUaiu) v/as b. June 10, 1829, at Prospect, Me. He m. Oct. 16, 
1853, Ann J^^liza Pratt. Children: 

i. Grace,^ b. Oct. 2, 1856, Milden. 

ii. Florence Rtchmo-sd,' b. June 7, 1861. 

iii. James IJERifAN,^ b. Jan. 16, 1863. 

iv. ANXi: idACD,' b. July 13, 1864. 

69. George Pickering® Eustis (Joseph,* Jacob,* Joshua,^ Jonathan* 
William^) wa.s b. Sept. 18, 1841, at Bangor, Me. He m. in Boston, Nov. 
26, 1866, Emma Kolfe. ChildrcD : 

i. Alice Rolfe,^ b. May 8, 1870 : d. May 10, 1S70. 

ii. Ceorgs R.,'' b. Maj 27, 1673, Watercovrn ; d. July 23, 1873. 

70. Leonard* Eustis {Leonard,^ Jacob,* Joshu-a,'^ Jonathan,' WiUiam^) 
was b. June 25, 1841. He m. June 24, 1872, Annie Bolton, at Portland, 
Me. Was living x'.Iay, 1877, at Portland, Me. A printer. Child : 

i. Leonard,' b. April 26, 1873 ; d. July 23, 1873. 

71. Franklin French* Eustis (Leonard,* Jacob,* Joshua? Jonathan? 
V/ilHani') was b. M.ay 19,1844. He m. Jan. 21, 1869, widow Jeannie 
Horry, born Duncan. Wa.s living at Portland; Me., in 1876. A printer. 
Children : 

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222 Genealogy of the a usi is Family, [April, 

i. Alij:-;rt Wiggin/ b. Oct. 1, 1809. 

ii. FRiNK/ b. Nor. 13, 1S73 ; d. April, 1677, at Portland, Me. 

72. Jamks* Eustis (Jcrnes,^ Joseph Spragjie^ Joshua,^ Jonathan,- Wil- 
Uam^) \Yas b. Jau. 18, 1831. He m. Feb. 1656, Sarah Marsh, of ITcvy 
York. Childrea : 

i. James CHRisTornERj b. Nov. 20. 1S56. 
ii. Sakar 3'nERESE,' b. Aug. 14, lf59. 
iii. Joseph Berakes,^ b. Dec. 29, ibtjl. 

73. Henry "Warren® Eustis (James,^ Joseph S.* Joslaia? Jonathan^ 
William^) was b. Feb. 27, 1835. He m. Jime 19, 1856, Marihn Whitie- 
more. He enlisted for three raonths, 18G1, Sth Reg't, Cb. E ; reeulisted, 
1864, for 3 years in U. S. Signal Corps. Children : 

i. Joseph Warren,^ b. May 10, 1S57 ; d. Sept. 11, 1853, Wakefield. 

ii. Elles Josephine,' b. March 26, IS.59. 

iii. Elizabeth Arcot,'' b. March 31. lo(>l. 

iv. Hakp.y Whittemore,' b. Aug. 17, 1SG6. 

74. TTir.LiAii CoNSTANTiNE* EusTis (Jmnes,^ Josq^h S.,^ Joshua^ Jona- 
than^ Wi/Iiai.i') was b. July 4, 1837. He in. Jan. 2, 1865, >Yiao\y Marie 
Antoinette Page, born Fairbanks. Children : 

i. Grace Fairbanks J b. Oct. 10, 1505. 
ii. William Ne^tell,^ b. May 18, 1S6S. 

75. "WiLMAM^ ErsTis (Abraham.^ Abraham,^ JBenjcunin,'* Rmjamin? 
William,^ WiUiani^) was b. Nov. 17, 1810, at Newport, Ji. I. He m. April 
8, 1844, Elizabeth, dan. of Titon Grelav.d. Philadelphia, Pa. 

W^illiam^ graduated at U. S. Military Acadcray in 1830 ; Byt. 2d Lt. 
8d Iiift. July 1, 1830 ; 2d Lt. l.st Dragoons. March 17, 1834 ; 1st Lt. 1st 
Dragoons, June 15, 183G ; at Cayalry School, Saumur, Fiance, and trans- 
lating French Cayalry Tactics, 1839-41 ; Capt. 1st Dragoons, March 17, 
1845 ; in the yyar with Mexico, 1846-47 ; resigned Aug. 4, 1849 ; farmer 
near Natchez, Miss.; I-eyee Engineer, Concordia Parish, La., 1859-61; 
Assistant Engineer Louisiana Levees, 1866 ; Civil Engineer and Surveyor, 
Natchez, J.Iiss. After the war of the rebellion, he removed in 1873 to 
Philadelphia; where he was living in March, 1878. Children : 

i. William GREi.Art,* b. Sept. 10, 1S45. 

ii. Mary Henp!,^ b. Jan. 24, 1&47. 

iii. Jon.v Grelaul.,^ b. Feb. 11, 1849. 

iv. Walter Langdox,^ b. Oct. 20, 1851. 

v. Isabel,^ b. Nov. 23, 1353. 

vi. IjOUIse,^ b. April )7, 1S56. 

vii. Flokince,'* b. Nov. 13, 1859. 

76. Horatio Sprague^ Eustis {Abraham,^ Ahrahavi,^ Bpnjamin,*' 
Beiijamiyi^ WiUiam^ Wil/icnn') was b. Dec. 25, 1811, at Newport, R.I. 
He ni. May lU, 1838, Catharine, dau. of Henry Chotard, of Natchez, Miss. 
He d. Sept. 4, 1858, at his plantation, Issaquena Co., Miss. His widow 
d. at New Orleans, Feb. 12, 1877. 

Horatio^ graduated Harv. Coll. 1830. Studied law, and had an extensive 
law practice in 2\atchez, Miss., but afterwards became a planter. Children, 
all b. at .Natchez, Miss. : 

106. i. IIenkT Cugtard,3 b. Jan. 29, 1840. 

ii. lloKATio.s b. June 6, 1841 : killed in tbe war of Rebellion, 18G-1. lie 
euterod II. 0. 1657, and left in his sophoiucre year. 



1878.] Gc7ieaIogy of th-z Eustis Family. 223 

107. iii. CARTWRiGHT,''- b,. Nov. 4, 1812. 

iv. KicuAKD.* b. May II. lS-14 ; killed in the war of Rebelliou, 18G4. He 
ect'.red 11. C. in loGO, but left it when the war broke out. 
lOS. V. Fr.xvvjcs,^ b. July ?>, 15i«. 

109. vi. Ar:THL-R,'= b. July 10. 1848. 
vii. Fka.xcE'^,* b. Feb. II, 1S50. 

viii. EsTKT.LE," b. Feb. 1, 1852 ■ died young. 
is. NoHMAN,« b. Dec. 13, 1853. 
s. Catu^rink,* b. Sept. 2, 1857. 

77. Alexander Brook?" Eustis (Abrahajji,^ Abraham,^ Benjamin* 
Benjamin.^ William' Wiiliam^) was b. Jau. 30, 1815, at Dedham. Mass. 
He m. .3ulj- 5, 1843, Aurorn. dau. of Titoa Grelaud, Philndelpbia, Pa. 
He d. Dee. 9, 1SG8, at I'liiladelplda. He was for a short ]ien*od a midship- 
man, U.S.N. ; also a civil assistant ia quartermaster's department. U.S.A. 
In buFJnesr. in Philadelpiiia. Removed to Milton, Mass. Clerk in Custom- 
hoiu-e, Boston. Lived in Pottsville, Pa., and finally in Philadelphia. 
Children : 

. b. June, 1S44. 

i. Maky Lai-rette.s b. Jan. U, 184G ; ni. Dec. 2, 1S63, Geov<;e Camming 
Pott-i ; u. Oct. SO, 15GS, leaving f.nir children, vi/.. : Miiud Kustis, 
b. April. I3G5; <;,-?orgc, b. April, 1866; Hugh, b. Oct. 15, 1867; 
Lnurctte, b. Ooc. 12, 1538. 

ii. AcKORA,* b. July 25, 1651. 

iii. YtctoiEE,^ b. .fune, lo53 ; J. Sept. 4, 1356, ut Milton, Mass. 

iv, Despaigxe,* b. Jan. \f>oQ ; d. in iutancy. 

V. Percy Sprague.s b. Feb. 16, 1857. 

vi. Clemf.n-ce,« b. March 8. 1859. 

vii. Claren-Ct: Gkelaud.s b.' May 20, 1S62. 

78. Frf.dkric AuorsTC->^ Eustis (Ahraham^^ Ahraham!' Benjamin* 
Benjamin,^ IViUiam,' WillianO ) was b. June 12, ISltj. at Newpori";, 11. I. 
He m. June 1, 1843, Mary, dau. of Eev. William Ellery Chaniun,^. He 
graduated D. C. 1835, and Harv. Divinity School 1839. Preached in 
Philadelphia, and had a private school there. Eeraoved to Milton, Mass., 
and had here also a private and boarding school. During the war of 1861- 
65, he bought a plantation at'Ladye's Island, South Carolina, belonging to 
the estate of his deceased stepmother, Mrs. Patience (Izard) Eustis. Here 
he caught the southern fever and died at Beaufort, June 19, 1871. Children : 

i. Mat.s b. Oct. 5, 1844; m. March 4, 15&5, William Rotch Wister, of 
Philadelp'iia ; had' Mary, b. March, 1870; William, b. Nov. 1571, 
d. Aut^. 1SV2, iN'ewport, K. 1. ; Frances Anne, b. Nov. 24, 1871. 

ii. Elia,« b. Oct. 1, 1346. 

110. iii. William Ellery Chan-.ning,^ b. Nov. 24, 1849. 
iv. EiiiLY Aur.csTA,^ b. June 21, 185^5. 

79. John Fenwick" Eustis {Ahraham,^ Abraham," Benjamin* Bin- 
jamin' William,- WiUiam^) was b. No^. 3, 1817, at Fort Indevjendence, 

Boston harbor. Was A.B. of H. C. 1837; A.M. and M.D. 1840. He 
completed his studies in Europe, and then took up his residence as a phy- 
.siciau in New Orleans. La. He died of consumption at Philadelphia, Pa., 
Sept. 1843, unmarried. 

80. Henry Lawrence^ Eustis {A^hroham,^ Abraham," Benjamin,* 
Brnjamin^ William,' William^) was b. Feb. 1, 1810, at Fort Independence, 
Boston harbor. He m. first, May 2, 1844, Sarah Augusta, dau. of Thomas J. 
and Julia Aun (J-jifries) Eckley, who d. Jan. lu, 1853, a-t. 30 ; m. second, 



224- Genealogy of tJi.e Eusils Family. [April, 

July 10, 185G, Caroline Bartlett, clau. of Joseph and Jiaria (Bartlett) Hall. 
Henry L/ grad. Ii. C. 1838 ; received the degree A.M. 1850. Gradu;ited 
U. S.'Militury Acad. J 812; 2d Lieut. Engineers July 1, 1812: Assistant to 
Board of Engineers, 18-42-3 : Ass't at Fort Warren and Lovell's Island, 
1843-45; in charge of works at Newport, R.I. 1845-47; Princ. Ass't 
Prof. Eng. Mil. Acad. 1847-49: resigned Nov. 30, 1849 ; Prof. Eug. Lawr. 
Sci. Sch. n. U. since Dec. 1, 184'J ; served v.-ith Gth corps Army of the 
Potomac from Aug. 18G2 to June, 18G4. first as Colonel 10th jNIass., and 
Brig.-Gen. from vSept. 12, 18C3, until he resigned, Juno 27, 1864, to resume 
his duties at Harvard University. Children of Henry L.'' and Sarsh 
Augusta (Eckley) : 

i. MxsKY SrKAGCE,^ b. March 13. 1S45, Boston, 

ii. Julian Jeffkiks,^ b. ^lay 16. 1S46, Newport, R. I. 

111. iii. Fka.nk IzAKD.s b. Oct. 3, 1^47, West Pomt, X. Y. 

iv. Sarah Ecklev,^ b. Jan. 3, 1853, Cambridge, Mass. 

Children of Henry L.' and Caroline Bartlett (Hall): 

V. Herbekt Hall," b. Oct. 17, 1S3T, Cambridge. 
vi. George Dextkr,^ b. Oct. 21, 1SG6. Cambridge. 

81. Geokge"' ErSTis {George,^ Jacob!' Benjamin,'^ B?njamxn,° WiJIia/n,^ 
WilUarti^) wao b. Sept. 20, 1828. He m. Louise Corcoran, of "Washington, 
33. C. He d. March 15, 1872. He was captured on the "Trent," as sec- 
retary of Mason and Slidell, during the war of the rebellion, and held p.s a 
prisoner at Fort Warren, in Boston harbor, but was released when that 
seizure was decided to be illegal. He spent the remainder of his life in 
Europe, and died there. His long life abroad and intimate acquaintance 
with tlie French language, canscd his arrest as a French spy during the 
Franco-Gerroan v.'ar — an incident, it is believed, c>f more amusement than 
serious inconvenience to him. Children : 

i. William Curcohax,^ b. July 20, 1SC2. 
ii. George P.e.abodv,s b. July 21, IS 64. 
iii. Harriet Louise,^ b. Jan. 21, lb07. 

82. Allaix'' Eustis ( Georqe^' Jacoo!' Benjamin,^ Bcyijarnin,^ JVilliam,' 
WilUam^) was b. Feb. IG, 1830, at New Orleans, La. He m. Feb. 10, 
1858, Ana'is, da.u. of Francisco de Sentmanat and Kosa de Marigny, of 
New Orleans, La. Children : 

i. George Patrick,* b. March 17, 1S60. at New Orleans, Ijs. 
ii. Anita Maria, ^ b. Jan. 6. li^63, at Santiago de Cuba. 
iii. Lyuia I'JDiTU,^ b. Nov. 27, 1671, at New Orleans. 

83. Jonx Grat^ Eustis ( Georyc.^ Jacoh,'' Benjamin,'* Benjamin' Wil- 
liam,^ Y\"Miain^) was b. March lo, 1S33, at New Orleans, La. Ho m, Aug. 
27, 1875, Ada 31. il;t.^3ard. Is attorney-at-law, New Orleans. 

84. Ja.mf5 Biddll'^ Eustis {Georye^ Jacoh^" B:n]'arain* Benjamin,^ 
WiViam^ ]}lUiara^) was b. Aug. 21,1834. Hem. Sept. 3, 1857, Ellen 
Buckner, of New Orleans. La. 

James B." was LL.B ol H.C. 1854. After a protracted contest, he took 
his seat as a senator of the U. S. from the state of LouisiaTia, in the v.inrer 
session of 1877. Children : 

i. Newton l^.,° b. Au^. 22, 1653. 

ii- William ALy.UN,^ b. Sept. 17, 1-0') ; d. Sept. 7, ISG3. 

iii. IIenkv 111 CKNEii.3 b. h'q.t. 2:-, 1='-,' ; d. Feb. 12, 1876. 

iv. MA;aK C::Li;:rE,3 b. rJarcii 21, ISUo, 

V. jAiii-s i^iPDLE,'^ b. Oct. 9, 1669. 



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80. WiLLi\>r Tjract'' ErsTis [Jos^^ih.^ William Bcers,^ Joseph * Joseph,' 
William^ ]YilUani^) was b. Sept. 2l», 18.22. He m. Oct. 3, 1849, ?dartha 
Gilbert Dntton, of Boston. Children : 

i. Ei.F,A?:oR Tract,* b. Miireh '>2, 1.851 ; m. Oct. 3, 187-2, F. H. Pattee. 

ii. Henkt Dutton.s b. fob. -2'2. 1S53. 

iii. A.WN-is DuTTON-,* b. Oi-t. 31, 185.5 ; d. Jan. 18, 1856. 

iv. Ei.iz.i.BETii MtssF.Y,^ b. March 1, IS53. 

V. Maktha,^ b. Mra'ch 15, 1860. 

vi. Joseph Tr.\c\',^ b. Nov. CI, 1864. 

vii. Mary St. Barbe,* b. Dec. 14, 1870. 

86. George Homer" Eustis [Joseph,^ William Beers,^ Joseph,'^ Joseph^ 
William,'' William') was b. Feb. 1^, 18-46. He ra. Nov. 24, 18G9, Clara 
Ann K!\is, of Woburn, who was b. Feb. 29, 1848. Children : 

■^ i. Ekn-xst RnoD>::s,5 b. July 26, 1870. 

ii. Marion',^ b. Nov. 4, ISTO, at Arinchester, Mass. 

iii. Russell Ellis,** b. Ftb. 22. 1875 ; d. Utc. 28, 1876, at Winchester. 

87. George"' Eustis ( George,'' Samuel Whcat,^ TJwmas^ Thomas,^ 
William,''^ William') was b. Aug. 17, 1832, at Hallowell, Me. He ra. first, 
Sept. 8, 1859, Carrie S. Smith, who d. Oct. 20, 1867; m. second, jiIa?Th 
IG, 1869, Nannie Claypole. Children of George and Carrie S. (Sniiil;): 

i. EniTH Clift,'* b. Julv 14, 1865. 
ii. Carrie 6.," b. Dee. 2, 1866. 

Children of George'' and Nannie (Claypole) : 

iii. George Dexter,* b. Feb. 6, 1871. 
iv. Jessie lULD^r^x,s h. July 29, 1873. 
V. Archibald Klnxan,'' b. Nov. 12, 1874. 

88. Edwin' Eustis ( Gilbert,^ Samuel Wheat; Thomas," Thomas,'' Wil- 
liam,'' Willlahi^) ra. Helen Drewit. He moved to Ottawa, 111., thence to 
Seattle, Washington Territory. Children : 

i. Mary A.^ 
ii. Sasiuel £.* 

89. William Hexry' Eustis {John,^ Samuel IHieat,^ Thomas," Tho- 
mas,^ William^ William') was b. Feb. 21, 1829, in Pembroke, Me. He m. 
Feb. 21, 1856, Sylvina H. Stetson, at Bridge water, Mass. Children : 

i, WiLLiiM Dexter,* b. Jan. 5, 1862, at E. Bridgewater ; d. Aug. 15. 

1863. 
ii. Frank Abbott,' b. June 30, 1864. 
iii. Alice Pkatt,^ b. Sept. 14, 1S03. 

30. John' Howard^ Eustis {John.^ Samuel Wheat, '^ Thomas* Thomas* 
Vniliam," William') was b. Feb. 20, 1836. He m. first, April 25. 1867, 
Eliza Eagan, who d. Aug. 27, 1868 ; m. second, Feb. 28, 1872, M.'iggie 
Oilman. Child of John H." and Eliza (Eagan) : 
i. Eliza Ann,^ b. Aug. 3, ISC^. 

CTiildren of John H.'' and T.Iaggie (Oilman) : 

ii. SrsAN Rosalie,* b. June 17, 1873. 
iii. Joux Lewis,* b. April 2, 1876. 

91. Samuel Ltman' Eustls {John^^ Samuel Wlieat,* Thomas," Thomas^ 
William,'' WiHi'.wi^) was b. Nov. 28, 1843. He m. Dec, 20, I8C0, Nellie 
Kandie. Chihlren : 

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226 Genealogy of ihe .Eustis Family. [April, 

i. Fanny IUy,^ b. Dec. 2T, 1869. 
ii. Lizzie Ann,* b. July 19, loTl. 
iii. CuA?.LES Hi-iNRy,^ b. May -1, 1675, 

92. Frankli.x^ Ecstis (Xathan,^ miUam." Taomas,* Thomr'sP mUnnn' 
William'^) was b. Nov. 8, 1835. Ke m. Sept. 16, 1873. widow Lizzie "Whiie. 

born Kandall. of Wilton, Me. Was liviujj in 1877. at Wihon village, Me. 
Child: - 

i. Jonx WeymoutUjS b. Oct. 26, 1874. 

93. Natiiax Dana"' Eustis [Naihan,^ WaUam,^ Tlwmas} Thomas.'' 
William,^ VilUam^) was b. Nov. 9,1847, at Jay, Me. lie m. April i'l, 
1873, Fanny Eames, of Newry. INIe., dan. of Reuben Eames. Was living 
in 1877, at 'Portlaad, Me. Children : 

i. ,s b. May 15, 1874 : d. Mny 18, 1874. 

ii. WiLLi.AiiH.,8 b. Aug. 15, 1«75. 

94. Elijah Gii-nKRx'' Eustis [Elijah,^ WilU.ain!' lliomas^ 77io-ina.s.-' 
Wimam^ William'') was b. Ai.g. 21, 1844, at Jay, iSIe. He m. March IS, 
1808, Augusta A. Allen, of Freeman, Me. Children: 

i. CiiAELis HiLDKETH.* b. Nov. 3, 1869, at Laiii^ Plantation, Me, 

ii. AnxHiR Gu.BKRT,* b. April 10, 1871. at Lanz Piantatlou. 

iii. Kr.^iK Mabel,^ b. :May i:j, 1S73 ; d. Marcli i'9. 1-74. Lans Plantation. 

iv. William Olu'ek,® b. tcpt. 11, 187G, at Lang Plantation. 

95. John Dunham^ Eustis (Joseph Gilbert,^ Joseph Gilbert,^ Thom-u.'^ 

Thoynas,^ WilUnmr Willi'am') was b. Oct. 13,1847. He m. 18G9. 

Barbour, of Bellefonte, Jackson Co., Alabama, Now living in Princeton 
Co., Ala. Children : 

9G. Charles Hubbard Wixslow'' Eustis (Alon^o,^ Joseph Gillert^ 
Thomas,'' Thomas.'' William:^ WllUam') was b. Doc. 5, 1844. He m. Sept, 
5, 18G9, Ann ]\I. Yidelto, of Pittsfield, Mass. Was living in Maj-, 1877, 
at Northaraptou, INIass. Child : 

i. Lizzie Ann,^ b. Sept. 1, 1870. 

97. William Tappan^ Eustis ( William Tappan,^ Joseph,^ Chamber- 
lain,'* Thomas,'^ Vl'illiam,^ Williara') was b. July 6, 1821, at Boston, Mas?. 
He m. May 6, 1846, Maria Louisa Dwight. who was b. Feb. 10, 1825. 
She was dau. of Rev, Louis Dwight (b. March 25. 1703, d. Julv 12, 1854) 
and his wife Louisa H. Willis (b. March 11, 1807, d. April 6, 1849). 

A^illiam Tappan' grad. Yale 18il, Andover Thcol. Sem. 1845: pastor at 
New Haven, 1848-69, afterwards at Springfield, Mass., where he now lives. 
Children : 

i. Maria Louisa,^ b. Feb. 4, 1S47, at Woburn ; m. June 17, 18G9, Sher- 
man ILirtweil Chapman, M.D., of New Haven. 

ii. Isabella L;lck.i}insteu,» b. Nov. 19, ISB, at New Haven. 

iii. Susan Moore,** b. Oct. 9, iS5l, at New Haven. 

iv. Florence Dwight,^ b. Nov. 11, l»o5, at New Haven. 

V. CuARLEs William,^ b. March 5, i860, at New Haven, 

vi. William Tapfan,* b. Ses^t. 7, 1867, at New Haven. 

vii. LouLSA DwiGUT.^ b. Sept". 7, 1867, at New Haven ; d. July 12, 1868. 

98. Joseph Mason'' Eustis {John Mason.^ Joseph} Chamlerlain.* 
Thomas^-' William.' ]Tllliam') wis b. D.-c. 15. ]8?7, ■■■X Ruiafjrd. Tde. He 
m. Sept. 21, 1861, Christine Gljnn, of N. Haverhill, N. H., dau. of Sam- 



1878.] Genealogy of the Eustis Fmnily. 227 

uel Adiims and Hannah (Lockwooil) Glynn. Was liTing May, 1877, at 
MiDncapolis, Miur. Chiidreu : 

i. AxNiK Louise,'* b. Oct. 27, "i863. 

ii. Frank Mace.^ b. Oct. 21, 1873. at Minneapolis, Minn. ; d. Oct. 29, 
1675, ajt. S days. 

99. Cn.vKLF.s Y7ALLACE' Eustis {John Maaon,^ Joseph,^ Cha/nlerlain* 
Thomas,'^- Wilb'am,' William') was b. June 23, 1829. at Dixfleld, Me. He 
ra. June 3, 1856, Mandana M. Gritlith. at Canton, Me. Living in 1877 in 
Bo-ston. Child ; 

SoN,^ who died three days after his birth. 

100. Albert S.' Eusti.s {John Mason,^ Joseph,'' Chamberlain,^ Tliomas.^ 
William;- William') was b. Dec. 10, 1832. He m. May 24, 1859, Eveline 
Knight, at Dixfield, 3,Ie. "SVas living in 1877, at Colebrook, N. H., dealer 
in hardware and agricultural tools. Children : 

i. Carrie,^ b. N jt. 2, 1&60 ; d. Dec. 8. 1?G1. 

ii. Grace.s b. Jan. 11, 1S63. 

iii. Nellie,^ b. June 19, 1870 ; d. Fob. 03, 1871. 

101. Humphrey Eaton' Eustis {John Jlason,^ Joseph,'' Chamlerlain,* 
nomas.'' William,' William.') was b. Sept. 10, 1840. He m. Sept. 19, 
18G1, Julia Wilson, at Dixfield, Me. He was living at Morehead City, 
Minn., in 187G. His descendants have not been traced. 

102. JoHX Tappan" Eustis {Charles Lyman, ^ Joseph,^ Chamberlain,* 
Thomas,^ William,'' William') was b. Nov. 22, 1831. 'He m. March IS, 
1857, Annie Towne. Was living in 187G, iu Portland, Me., in hardware 
business. Children : 

i. John Pkltz,^ h. July 7, 1858, at Burlin^ijtan, Iowa. 

ii. Jamks Williams,* b. Dec. 11, 1S61, at Aubura, Me. 

iii. Makv Little,' b. July 8, 180.3, at Auburn. 

iv. Edward Lyman, « b. Oct. 31, 1871. at Portland, Me. 

V. Carroll Francis,* b. Jan. 10, 1875, at Portland. 

103. Geokge Barker'' Eustis ( Charles Lyman!" Joseph,'' Chamlerlain,^ 
Thomas,'' William,- William') was b. April 20, 1848. He m. Mary Lois 
Skidraore, b. Jan. 27, 1838, dau. of William and Frances C. Skidmore, of 
Mt. VeiiiOn, N. H. Living in 1878, at Minneapolis, Minn. ; a jeweller. 

104. George Osc\k' Eu.stis {Thomas,^ Thomas,'' Chamberlain,'^ Tuo- 
mas," William,' Williahi') was b. May 29, 1844, at Jay, Me. He m. Nov. 
6, 1870, Susan E. Shepherd, of ICast Livermore, Me'. He was living at 
East Livermore iu 1877 : a commercial traveller. Has no children. 

105. CnARLEsLritAN^ Eustis {27tomas! Thomas," Chamberlain,^ Tho- 
mas,^ William,' William') was b. Aug. 29, 1849, at Jay, IMe. He m. Dec. 
12, 1875, Lucy E. Mor.^e. Kesides at Livermore Falls, Me. 

106. Henry CnoTARO^ Eustis {Hi/ratio S.,'' Abraham,^ Abraham,^ 
Benjamin,* Benjamin,^ William,- William') was b. Jan. 29, 1840, at Natch- 
ez, Miss. He m. March 5, 18G8. Annie, dau. of Robert D. and Ellen 
(Davis) Percy, of Adams Co., :v[iss. She d. Nov. 23, 1875: Henry' en- 
tered Harv. Coll. in 185G, but left before graduation, in his junior year. 
School teacher in Natchez, Mist. Now residing in Nesv Orkaiis, La. 
Children : 



228 Genealogy of the Ji^ list is Family. [April, 

i. Horatio Spragdk,' b. Dec. 3, 1S88. 
ii. Annie,* b. Oct. 2, 1875. 

107. CAriTWRiGnr^ Eusxis {Horafio S.^ Abraham,^ Abraham,* Bai- 
jamin,'^ Benjamin,^ William,- William^) was b. Nov. 4, 1842, at Natchez, 
Miss. He m. May 3, 1870. Laura Buckaer, of New Orleans, La. He en- 
tered Harv. Coll. 1859, but loft before graduation, wben the war of the 
rebellion broke out iu 1861. Hardware merchant in New Orleans, La. 
Children : 

i. Ellen,' b. Aug. 5, 1B71. 

ii. Laura,* b. May 30, lb73. 

iii. Caktwrtcht.' March 9, 1875. 

iv. Allan Ciiotarb,* b. Dec, 23, 1876. 

108. Fenwick^ EusTis {Horolio S.,' Abraham,^ Alra/tcm.^ Benjamm* 
Benjamin,^ William' William^) was b. July 3, 1846, at Natchez, Miss. He 
m. April 8, 187G, iu West Baton Rouge, Eliza T., dau. of L. P. Conner, of 
Natchez, Miss. She d. March 27, 1877, 

109. Akthur^ Eusxis {Horatio Sprague,^ Abraham,^ AbraJiam,^ Ben- 
jamin* Benjamin,^ William,'^ William^) was b. July 10, 1848, at Natchez, 

Miss. He m. Oct. I'J, 1871, Emily Allison. Child: 

i. EiiiLY Allison,' b. Dec. 30, 1872. 

110. WiLLTAxr Ellkry Cn.vxNiNG* EuSTis {Frederic Am gustus,'' Abra- 
ham,^ Ahrahtm,^ Be^jrunin* Benjamin,^ William!^ William^ ) was b. Nov. 
24, 1849. He m. Nov. 9, 187G, Edith, dau. of Augustus Hemeuvvay, of 
Boston, Mass. He was A.B. of Harv. Univ. 1871, and S.B. 1873. 

Children : 

i. Twin sons,' b. Oct. 7, 1877. 

111. Frank Tzar D^ Eustis (Henry L.,'' Abraham.,^ Abraham,^ Benja- 
jamin,* Benjamin,^ William,^ Ynlliam^) was b. Oct. 3, 1847, at "West Point, 

N. Y. He m. Dec. 28, 1874, in Cambridge, Mass., Cora, dau. of Israel 
Munson Spelman and hie. wife Martha Hubbard Choate. "W^as A,B. Harv. 
Coll. 1868, A.M. 1871. Children: 

i. Maktiia Si'Eiman,* b. Oct. 23, 1875. 
ii. Lawrence,* b. May 5, 1877. 

QUERIES, 

Who was Jane Eustis, raentioned in Oxuard's Journal? (See Reg. xxvi. 120.) 
Her will, recorded in Roston, Vol. 70, shows that she was a widow, a shopkeeper. 
Alter laakini,- numerous legacies, she leaves the re:>idue of her property to Sarah, 
daughter otRenjamin Kent, Esq. 

Who was John Eustis, who died April 26, 17G9, a;t. CO? (Chelsea Rec.) 

Who was Abigail Eustis, who died Oct. 6. 1808, at. 80? 

Who was John Eastace, who married Lydia Browne, May 6, 1731 ? She was b. 
July 10, 1763 ; d. .June 5, IbOO. Had two daughters. One la. Iheophilus San- 
born, the other m. Richard I.'.ivis. (Essex Inst., v. 29.) 

Who VTas Lydia Eustis, who in. Oct. 17, 1813, Edward Brown, who was lost at 
Bea, Dec. 11, 1313? (Essex Jnst. iii., 185.) 

Who was Samuel Eustis of Kingsfield, Me., son of Samuel, m. at Charleetown, 
July 14, 1845, Emily S. Clark? 



N. B. It is hoped that tliis imperfect record of the family may be the lueans of 
bringing to the compiler corriotions and additions frum all persons connected with 
the lamily either directly or collaterally. h. l. b. 



1678.] SujypJement to the Diodati Genealogy. 229 



supple:sient to tiie diodati ge:nealogy. 

CoirmmTjicatcd l>y Prof.EDWABD E. Salisbue.y, LL.D., of New Kaveu, Ct. 

WHILE preparing my paper on the Dlodatis and their allitinces, 
it occurred to me to inquire whether there might not be some 
relationship hcnveen the Mei wiie of Carole Diodati, the nasucsake 
of Charles V., and a family of similar name whom I heard of vrhea 
visiting Switzerland several year? ago, one of whom was the. first 
husband of tiic second wife of the celebrated theologian De Wette 
of Basel. Accordingly, I >\Tote a letter of inquiry on the subject 
to a granddaughter of De Wette by his first wife, who has lately sent 
mc the following reply from a cousin of one of her step-gi'andmoth- 
er's relatives. No aiirinity appears to exist between the two fami- 
lies ; but the letter gives authoritative information respecting the 
Meis who became allied to the Dlodatis by the marriage of Carolo, 
and is therefore worth preserving. I translate it here from the 
French, for the benefit of all who may have become interested in 
the Diodati genealogy. 

Bekne, Nov. 26, 1S77. 

Here at last is the answer to your inquiry of the 31st of Octo- 
ber The Mey family of Lucca is entirely alien to n?, as is easily 

proved by the ditierence of name (theirs being I^Iey or iVIei, ours del 2d:igg;), 
and of origin (they coming from Lucca, we from Brescia), by the diiTerent 
coats of arms (their escutcheon being divided into tvv'O parts — the upper of 
deep blue, the lower of deep yellow, with a hunted wild-boar in the uiiddlc), 
and by tlie entire absence of associations. When our ancestor Jean Kodolphe 
May, was baiili}' at Nyon in 1659-1665, he heard speak of the Meis of 
Geneva, and learned from them that the last Mei of Lucca was about to 
be chosen bailitf of Bisignano in Calabria ; and he would have liked to 
get from him some genealogical information. But how should he come ac 
it ? He, being a Protestant, would not have been honored with an answer 
to inquiry, any more than the Meis of Geneva 

The work of hivestigution was resumed in 1730, v/hen a letter v/as ad- 
dressed to the Marquis Luchesini, governor of Mirandola. The marquis was 
to ask for the pedigree of the iSIei family from the iMarquis Botrini, whose 
mother was the la^t Mei in Lucca of the female line, through whom Bottini 
had inherited all the possessions of this extinct family. Bottini feared and 
believed that tlicre was a wish to disinherit him, and, before complying with 
the request made, demanded a formal renunciation, on the part of all the mem- 
bers of the May family of Berne, of all the possessions oncu pertaining to the 
Meis cf Lucca. This renunciation, signed by all the Mays, by the " Avoyer " 
and by the Tnyo Hundred, was sent to Lucca January obtli, 1735. Soon after 
there came from the Repubhc of Lucca a document signed by the Grand 
Chancellor Josejih Vincent Hiccolirn, and sealed with the great seal of tlie 
republic. It contained ihe testimony of the Govenunent of Lucca that the 
;Mei family was couiircd as one of the nobility, that several nitmb'.fs of it 
had been Grand Councillors, Ancients, and Gonfaloniers [Chief Magistrates 



230 Notes and Queries. [April, 

of the republic], amon_£^ others, Blaise, Laurence. Eraile. and Philippe. 
It was added that on the 21st of January, 1G2S. llicre h.ad been made a 
catalogue of the noble families of Lucca, in which the Meis were included 
at page 1 27. 

In 1802 the May family commissioned the Chancellor Frederic May to 
make genealogical researches in Lucca itself. On his return to Berne he 
reported minutely, without being able to estixblish any relationship between 
the two families — which, as we have already said, never existed. 

The Mei family expatriated itself from Lucca in the middle of the six- 
teenth century, for religion's sake. Biagio (Blaise) ^NFei established him- 
self in 1541 as a merchant at Lyons. His son Yhicenzo, married to a 
daughter of Mavtino Bernardini, came to Geneva in 1550, together with one 
of his relatives named Cesare, who had been of the Grand Council of Lucca 
fi'om 1514 to 154S, and twice acted as Ancient. The wife of Cesare was 
nanied Pellegrina Galganetti. In 15G0 Vincenzo Mei became a citizen of 
Geneva, v/hcre other families of Lucca, the Torrctiini. Micheli, Burlamachi 
[the family of the wife of the Rev. John Diodati], and the Passavanti, had 
ECttled contemporaneously with the Meis. Lucca had been for some time the 
last refuge of the gospel in Italy, and it v.-as from this city that the Je:uit3 
drove away the families that maintained the most independence, and which 
were, in part, also of the noblest stocks of Italy. Yincenzo Mei became a 
member of the Grand Council of Geneva in 156S. Horatio was one of 
Lis sis children, who, on the l^t of January, 159G, was called to Berne to 
make an attempt to establish the silkworm in the Cautou de Yaud. This 
same Horatio is reckoned among the celebrities of Lyons as a merchant 
or manufacturer of silk stuffs ; 1 think he was also made a citizen of Berne. 
After some time the Meis became extinct in Geneva; the last of the came 
in Lucca, of the male line. Ornofrio, bishop of Bisignano, died in 1664. 

This is about all the information which I can give respecting the Mei 
family of Lucca and Geneva. As to our family, May or Maggi, it passed 
the Alps as early as about the year 1.300, being driven froni Jjrescia 
after the defeat of the Hohenstaufen and the victory of the Guelphs and 
the Church of Rome, whose declared enemy it has always been. 

And now, dear cousin, be pleased to receive the expression of my high 
consideration. A. de May. 

The Vincenzo Mei named in this letter is doubtless the fother of 
Marie M. who was married to Carolo Diodati (see "Mr, Yvilliam 
Diodatc and his Italian Ancestry," p. 13) ; and the information here 
given shows that the proper form of her name is Mei, not, as in 
that paper, IVIai. 



NOTES AND QUERIES. 

IIarvard GnABUATES. — In continuation of tbe articles published in the Register, 
sxxi. 334, 4.30-433, tind xxxii. 8.S-88, 1 now c;ivc names ot all the graduates from the 
first Commencement in 1G12 to 1727 the dates of v,-h<ifc denths I have not been able 
to procure for the Triennial Catalogue. The dates of the day, month, and year of 
the death, is to be particularly Fought, but the place and date of birth, ard other 
biograpliical facts, will be very acceptable. It may a.~?i.-t in identifying these per- 
sons, to know that, generally, graduates were abeui 20 years old when they took 



1878,] Mtes and Queries. 231 

their f r?t dc'^^iree. As Tfiennials wore few in these early years, the. time when stars 
were affixed do cot imply that the dccvths necessarily occurred within a year or two, 
I'ut luay have boon several years hefore. 

The i'our communications contain all graduates from 1642 to 1S20 the dates of 
whose deaths I hnve nu\; ascertained. If there is one of these persons of whom the 
reader can coinmunicate any information, he will be conferring a favor on antic^ua- 
ries and ffenealogists. John Langdon Siblet, 

Ao. 9 Piiiliips Place, Camh-'idge, Mass. Editor of the Triennial Catalogue. 

r;U7. William Hewlett. Was he from Topsfield? Starred in 1745, indicating that 

he died that year or previously. 

1727. Josliua Wood, starred in 1730. 

1727. Stephen Harris, said to have been a mathematician and schoolmaster in 
Bjstvn. *1730. 

1727. Ebcnozcr Wellington. *i733. 

1727. John Cnokson, perhaps of Boston. *rM5. 

1727. Nathaniel Newell. Was he of Farmington, Conn.? *1758. 

1727. Thomao Jackson. JoJin Eliot says he was a distiller in Boston, and died in 
1771, but he was starred in 1748. 

1727. Thomas Brintnali, pro'iably a preacher and Echoolmaster at Norton or Sad- 
bury. or both. *i733. 

1727. Stephen Parker, Rev. Was he a native of Middleboro' ? Was he a mission- 
ary to Kichmoiid, Maine, ordained Dec. 12, 1733, at Boston? Is hs not 
mcntio'ied in the Register, ix. 340? 

1727. Niitliainel Saltonstall, Irom Haverhill, eon of Richard, H. U. 1695, born June 
3, 1706, f£ei]uently luea-iber of the Cieneral Court. Js he mentio::ed in 
Sowail's Wo'burn, S3, £2i, 335, 5S6 ? Nicholas Gilman's Interleaved Trien- 
nial says he was a Eicrchant, and died young. '"1748. 

1727. John Stevens. A man of this n'^me appears frequently to have been member 
of the General Court. \v'aa he of Newport? *1764. 

1726. Theodore Coker, from Newbury, born Oct. 16, 1707. Did he live at Dor- 
chester, a physician? *1748. 

1726. Jonathan Stedinan , of Camln-iJ^e, born Nov. 21 , 1703. \Vas he schoolmaster, 
and did he settle as physician in Chelmsford? See Paige's Cambridge, 
662. *176I. 

1726. Eleazar Allen. Was he of Martha's Vineyard? A person of this name was 
of the legislature in 1734 oud 1736. *1736. 

1720. Thomas Pitts, Boston . said to have been a student at law, and died soon after 
graduating. *17i'6. 

!726. Riciirird Hall. *1753. 

1726, Simeon Stoddard, a merchant of Boston (son of Anthony, Justice Inf. 
Court). *1776. 

1725. Israel Nichols, Coliasset. Did he live in Leominster, or Rehoboth, or both? 
When was he born? *17G1. 

1725. Jeremiah Ciiubbuck, born at Hingham, JIarch 31, 1704. *1776. 

1725. Edward Stacy, Cambridge. *1753. 

1725. Edward Do\vse, born March 1, 1705, at Cbarlestown, Captain of a " Mer- 
chant Ship and was lost on Conahaseet Rocks." *1733. 

1724. Zabdiel Bjylr,tou, born Feb. 10, i7it0-7, Boston, son of Zabdiel of Brookline, 
died of coi\sumption, a ph5'sician. *1733. 

1724. John Fvizell, mere)jant, Boston, probably died 1727, or before. *1733. 

.1723. William B:js3on, of Roxbury, '•' ob. 1748, preacher, lived at Roxbury, Chap- 
lain of Castle Williiim many years," says Winthrop's Interleaved Cata- 
lugufc. ;Ma.s.s. H:jasc Journal,' Auij. 16, 1744. Register, iv. 190. ''1748, 

1723. Nat^ianiel Morrill, from Salisbury. \jrd. at Rye, Sept. 14, 1726, afterward 
dismissed. ■*1715, 

1723. Joseph Penniman, Braintree, apothecary in Boston, Vinton's Memorial, 
354. *1761. , ,. J 

1723. Exra Yfhitmarsh, Weymouth, sclioolma^ter at Weymouth. In 1728 declmea 
a settlement at Eastham. Freeman's Cape Cod, ii. 323, RECi^TKii, vi. 
199. *]78lorl785. 

1722. William Nowcomh, by some is eaid to have originated in Braintree, but 
Fre'.-man's Cujic Cod, ii. 98, says he was born Aug. 20, 1702, son of Peter 
Kewcomb au^l Metcv, daughter of Sbubael Smith, but does not give his 
death. *i73e. 



1715. 



232 Notes and Queries. [April, 

1722. Daciol White, died at sea. *1730. 

1722. Ebcnezcr Gee, Boston, merchant in Boston? *i733. 

1721. Barnabas Taylor. Yp.rnionth, ordained Bristol, R. I., Dec. 21, 17-29, died 

Juue o, 1740. Tiiis date of death is doubted, as he vras not st<arrcd till i75S. 
1721. Simon Davis, " Capt. Ship Bristol." Was he of Northboro"? Worcester 

Magazine, ii. 182.* *1770. 
1721. No3-e> Parris, Rev., son of the Porris of Salem Tillage, " Pastor Cobanzr. 

fjuondam,'' says Gihnan'F Triennial. " Chaplain of Castle William, settled 

in New Jersey," says Winthrop. *1748. 
1721. Ppscal Nelion. Was he bom at Boston, and when? Said to have been 

Captain in the British Army, and to has-e died in Carolina. *1761. 
1720. Howard Wyborne, Boston, merehant in Bijston. *17i5. 
1719. Joseph Bridghara, physician in Boston. '1758. 
1719. John Green, preacher, then merchant in Boston, died probably at Batavia, 

E. I., bet-^eea 1743 and 1748. *1748. 
1719. Thomas Oliver, bom July 17. 1700, " grammar sohoolmast-er, son of Thomas, 

Esq., of Cambridge." *1715. 
1718. Edward Bridgewafer, from the Island of Nevis, Judge on the Island, i. e. 

Yice-Admiral. *1782. 
1717. Joseph Belcher, Oct. 16, 1699, Dedham, son of Kev. Joseph, H. U. 1690. 

*1745. _ 

1717. Jeremy Vri;e, racrchanc, Ipewich, son of Rev. John. *1. ,9. 
1715. Samuel Spear. Rev., son of Samuel of Braintree. taught school in Truro, 

preached at Provincetown, and left there 17il. *I748. 
17 i5. Thomas Gray. A person of this name appears to have been at North Ston- 

ini^ton in 1731, but this man was starred in 1727. 
Calvin Galpine, llov. Er,iwopai minister at Jamaica, W. I. Some think ho 

originated from Marshiifld. Perhaps eon of Calvin, of Charlestown. * P.51. 
1715. JcT.athau Dowse, Sept. 17, 1695, Charlestown. Merchant. Charlestown. 

Went to Europe en travels, and there died young. Son of Jonathan, of 

Charlesi.owu. *r727. 
1712. Andrew Gaidncr, of Brookline, jnini^fccr at Turkev Hills, now Lunenbur?. 

at \Vorcesfcr, Charlestown, and Winchester. N. il. ; in 1748 was chirur- 

geon and chaplain at Fort Dumraer, and probably three years from 1755 

at t)ie furt on tlie Great Meadov,-, now Putney, Vt. * 1773. 
1712. Peter Barnes, schoolmasttr in Eastham in 1713. *1733. ^ 
1712. John Coit, Bermuda, perhaps returned to the States. *1745. 
1710. Samuel Terry, Rev. At Barrington, R. 1., afterward at Uxbridge, Mass. 

*1761. 
1710. William Little, of Plymoitb, some say of Marshfield. Winthrop eays eon of 

David, Esq., of Scituate. *1748. 
1709. John Kfcnc, merchant in Boston. *1715. 
1708. Richard Talley. Gilmau says " Lost at eea— never heard of "—perhaps not 

long after graduating. *1715. 
1703. Jeremiah Easeman, probably should be Eastman, born Feb. 18, 16S3, son of 

Benjamin, of Salisbury, who married Ann, daughter of Edtnund Pitt^, 

widow of Samuel Joy. Gilman says " Travelled abroad." *1733. 
1701. Samuel Hinckes, Deputy SiicriQ. Boston, says Gilman. The Register, ssLs.^ 

315, contains notices of him, but does not f'ivc birth or death, or date of 

marriage, it .says hediedat Portsmouth. N. U., about 1753 or 1754. *1761. 
1701. Robert Elict. Rev. Nicholas Gilman, U. C. 1724, writes " Newcastle. Died 

at sea." ■*1715. 
1700. Joseph Gerrish, " died young at sea," says Gilman. He is often confound- 
ed with his father, Rev. Joseph Gcrrish, Weuham, H. LT. 1609, who did 

not die till 1720, while this one was starred as early as 1715. 
1700. Simon Bradstreet, born April 14, 1G82, Topsficld, said to have gone to Bar- 

badocs and died. Physician? He was married Oct. 12, 1711, to Elizabeth, 

daughter of Joseph Capcn, H. C. 1677, and son of John and Sarah (Per- 
kins^ Bradt'treet. «1715. ' 
1698. Henry Swan, said to have been son of Dr. Thomas Swan, of Roxbury. He 

lived at Charle-town. ^1715. 
1694. John Savage, sun of Ephraim, II. U. 10G2, by Mary, eldest daugntcr oi ^lA- 

mund Quincy, of Braintree, born Nov. 30, 1674. Kesidence. Bo:.:on._ M71a. 
1GG3. AVii!ia:r. Grosvtnov, ix-rn Jan. 8, 1673, son of John, -f Koxbary, vrho came 

from Chcihiro, England, whose wife was Esther. Did he remove to 

Charleston, S. C, and die there? *1733. 



JL\ Ui-V-i U 111.1 



IGf'l. Thoraa? Atkin?'")!!, Dee. 27, 1GG9, Newbury, son of Tiieodore and Abigail. 

*int!8. 
IC&I. Tlioaias Mr.'^caity. Gilman pavs, '' mcrcbant, Boston." See Hutchinson, i. 

1690. Jo'r.r. V-'illiivd, born Sept. 8, 1073, Groton. Gibnan says. " Jamaica Plain." 
V>'iutbiop fays son of Vice Piv>idcnt, merchant in Kinget^^n, Jamaica. 
May he ai>o have been tbe J W. mentioned in Xewg Lttter, J une 05, 1705, 
at LaroastT, Ma<s. ? *1727. 

1600. Samuel Mather, Kev., died Dublin. TvL-land. *l7io. 

1637. Henry Newman, Ikcbubotb. Aireni Ibr N. H. in England. A letter from 
bim is published in tbe KEGifTKR. v. 00. *1745. 

IGS5. Samuel Siiepard, son uf Rev. Samuel, H U. 1G5S, of Rowley, born Aup;. 10, 
J 067. Went to Woodbridgc, N.J. *1715. 

1635. Tr.oma? Berry, Ipssvieh. Ci'ptain of a ship. His vridow married President 
Leverett. *1C93. 

lf>S4. Richard W'enslev, April 15, lOi'Vt. Boston, son of John, mariner, and Eliza- 
beth (Paudv) Wen-iley. *16US.' 

1681. John Hastings, son of Deicun Walter, of Caniljiidge, physician in Ba'-ba- 
does, where he probablv died beiorc 1705. *1715. 

IGSl. Samael Mitehel, son of' Rev. Junatlian, H. U. 1617, bom Oct. 11, 1660, 
probably died unmarried before 1691. *1G9S. 

1679. Edward (Jakes, probably son of Uriah, li. U. 1619, preached a short time 
^i Laiioastcr, Branford and New London. Register, vii. 54, 53. *1698. 

1677. Thomas Scotrow, June 00, 1059, son of Joshua. He was of tcarborouL,'h in 
16S1. In 1657 appointed, undfr Andi'os, Rec<»rder of Yorkshire, Maine, 
Registrar of Probate 16S7 to 1693. In 16?9 cnmmanded garrison at Black 
Point. Probably merchant in Do>ton. Tliere is a tradition that the family 
took the name Scottoways or .S'vtt. *17I5. 

1677. Samuel Sweetman, Ajnil 19. I6)9. son of Tiioma*. of Cambridge. *1715. 

1675. Peter (Oliver, March 3 or 19. 1655. son of Peter, of Boston. *1698. 

1674. Thomas Sargeant, possibly son of Peter Sarireant, convicted while in C-jllege 
of ppeaklng blasphemous words a^rainst tiie. Holy Gliost, was sentenced to 
be deprived of his degree and jiubhcly whipped before all the scholars, and 
to sit alone by him.-elf in the hail uncovered at meals. "' The iirst was 
presently put in execution in y^ Library before the Scholars. He kneeled 
down, and the instrument G indman ilealy," prison keeper, " attended j"^ 
president's word as to y« perforniance of ins part in y^ work. Prayer was 
had before and after by the President, July I, 1674." Dee. 21, he pei form- 
ing all exercises which v>-ere wont to he done in public, the Pre-ident, as 
he was going to sea the next week, "did admit him to the degree of 
Batchelour of .\rt5." He was starred in 169S, thouiih as he never took his 
second degree he may have died within three year.-i after getting his A.B. 

1674. Ednumd Davie had a Medical Deirrce at Padua. PussiMy brother of John 
Davie, Baronet, H. U. lOSl. *.693. 

I6GS. John Culli'?k, sun of John, of llartford, born May 4, 1649, received into 
church in Boston, Nov. 27, 1659. Was he secretary of Col. Connecticut? 
*169S. 

1667. Japhet ILjbart, born April, 1647, son of Rev. Nehemiah, supposed to be a 
physician of a ship to England, lost at sea. Savage says, intending to go 
thence to East Indies, but not heard of afterwards. *169S. 

1667. Nathaniel Atkinson, born Nov. 28. 164S, son of Theodore and Abiijail. *{m^. 

1660, Daniel Mason, born Feb. 19, 1643-9, son of Capt. Hugh Mason"^ of "Water- 

town, went as surgeon in a vessel froor Cliarlestijwn, Jamis Ellison 
master, about 1678, was captured by a corsair, carried to Algiers, and died 
in slavery. *1698. 

1663. Benjamin Blakeraan, son of Rev. Adam, of Stratford, Conn., preached at 
.Maiden, Saoo, married Lydia Scottow, was Deouty to the Conrt at i'ork 
in lOi-.O, muved to l>ii-,ton in IcoT, where he probably died a few years after. 
His wife, according to an iuseriptlon in Copp's liill Burying Ground, died 
March 20, 1715, "^■' about 63 years." Jlis daughter Rebecca married 
Thomas Goodwill, sh.ipwrigiit, of Boston. *1H93. 

1663. Samuel Cot/wtt, son ot Rev. Thomas, of Ipswich and Lvun, with his wife, 
was living Feb. 11, 1689. *1693. 

1661. Bezalecl Sherman, born 1640, son of Rev. John, was merchant iu Madras,. 

Vrhere Iic died before .A.ug. 5, 1655, when his father's will was made. *1693. 
VOL, XX5I!. 21 



^o^ X\otes and (Ji'enes. [April, 

lOOl. Thoinns J,*hnson, possibly of Dover, Xe-w Haven, New £/Dndon, or Andovcr, 

1001. Joiui^i'arkcr, may have been son of Robert, of Boston, buteher, "vvho moved 

to Caiisi^riu-e. If so, lie -.va^ probably dead as early as 1GS4, the date of 

Kober.: PacKur's will, wliieh mentions his son John as deceased. *17^'S. 
166!. Jo.^eph C\>jk, of Cambrid;r,.. ^un of Joseph and Martha, daui4hter of John 

Steurnan. died about Feb. lOV'0-91. *1T0S. 
1661. Keeompeiiso Osborn, son of William and f rezwith or Frediward Osborn. horn 

May -JO, 1630 or 1614, prjlr.ibly at Duxhtster, school tcae'ner in New Haven, 

possibly w-nt to England with his mother, who married Jolm Mulfi.rd, of 

South Hampton. East Riding.- New England Historical and GeneaK'^'ical 

Register, v. "3i. ^HJ'J-i. 
John F.o!lingli;ui!, son of G.<v. Richard and Penelope, rister of Herbert 

Pel ham, ])n'b.ibly died a bunt 1670 ur 16T-2. *'169S. 
1660. Manasseh Annitage. son of Thomas, of Lynn, -.vent to Oyster Bav, L. I., 

v.-here Thompson, i. 450, -100; ii. 13. cites "records showinir' his ill-treatment 

of his fat'ier. *16!)S. 
1660. Joseph Cook, son of Richard and Elizalx-th, " of Bj4on," born " 1. 3, l(i4-3," 

died before Dec. 1671. *i69:j. 
1660. William Whittin.gham. of Ips'.vii-h, son of John, who raarrieti Martha, sister 

of Rev. Wiliiiim iiub!)ard, H. L'. 161-2, moved to New York on the conquest 

in 1661, and died in London, or on his way thither to recover the estate of 

his family— as the trniiitii^n is. 'Ifi'jS. 
Thomas Parish, sun of Thomas, of Cambridge. Farmer says, '' perhaps d'e<? 

Sept. 1-3, 1707," in v.iiich .Savagesjems to'concur. Did he settle in Gro: -ri? 

Some thmk he went to England. ■*171'). 
John B.usham, born Dec. S. 1035. sjn of William, of Watertown, wc? in 

Exeter or Ilaaspton in 167-2. "IfHiS. 
16j7. Barnabas Chauncy, son of President Chauncy. died perhaps in Marlboro', in 

1675. See Sibley's Harvard (graduates. *169S. 
1056. John llaynes, Rev., sjn of G >v. Jo!m, Rector of Swansev, near CoiCiieshaU 

snd Copford Hall, England, till lli^ death, which was before April 2D\ 1671. 

*i7ys. 

1656. Robert B<.ine, s.,>n of .Elder Paine, of Ipswich, was 5S years old when he 
gave his dejiosition, July 25. 1692. See also Bourne's "Wells and Ivcnnc- 
bnnk, 164. *16i)S. 

1655. Mordecai Matthev.'s. probably gon of Rev. Marmaduke, who preached at 
yarmouth, Hull, Maiden, Lynn, Ccc, went " home,'' and died abmt 1653, 
at his native place, Swansea, in Glamorganshire, South Wales, whither this 
son and another son who was in CoUeire may have followed him. *169ri. 

16u3. Nehemiah Ambrose, took a deirree at Oxford, settled at Kirkby, in Lanca- 
shire, whence, in 16-2, he was ejected. *16y3. 

1653. Joshua Ambrose, settled at Darby, in Lancashire, and in 1662 became a Con- 
formist. Pos-ibly he lived till the besinning of t!ie 18th century. 

1653. Joshua Long, sun of Robert. inn-)i older at Dun3tal;le, in Bedfordshire, who 
came tu Chark-stown, was living in 165S. ♦1693. 

1653. Edward Riwson, Rt^v., son <)i Edward, returned to Horsmanden in Kent, 
IVom the livini^r of which he was ejectedjn 166-2. *169S. 

1053. \\ ilham Thouison, probably edn of Rev. "William, of Quincy, was at New 
London, teaching the Indians, and in 1661 was near death and about to 
make a j )urnev''to Viriiinia. *1693. 

1653. John Stone, soa'of Rev. "Samuel, of Hartford, *I09S. 

1653. John x\ngier. *169S. 

1650. Isaac Ailerton, settled in Northumberland County or Northern Neck, Va. 
He was living .March 10, 16S-2-3. *16y8. 

1617. 'VViiliam Milduiay, was son of Sir Henry, of Graces, in £>.s€x. *1693 

1617. George Hadden, probably went to England, and was living in 1654. ♦1693. 

1647. Abraham AValver, said to have jione to England and been a minister in 
Cheshire, wijcre his family and friends live<i.' "IGOS. 

1647. John Blrdci, or Barden. preacher in Enirland. *1693. 

1616. Nathaniel White, son of Rev. Nathaniel, of Somers Inlands, pos.^ibly preached. 
I'ould he have been u minister of Ixivington, in Wilt.shire, ejected in 166:2? 
*1698. 

1615. James \7nrd, son of Rev. Natlianie], of Ipswich. v--as whipped in College, 
and jjrohjibly returned to Eniriand, and bex^mo Fellow of Magdalen College 
at Oriofd. •lOBS. 



106 1. 



1659 
165S 



1878.] '" Notes and Queries. 235 

1645. Jeroiui.ih Ilolliind, settled near Londoa, and after\rards had a livini; in 
NortlininptODslure. *1()0S. 

1643. John Junes, son of Rev. John, of Concord, and Fairfield, probably died 
bet vreoTi I(;n5 and 1673. *161'8. 

1642. Tobias Rarnard, mentioned in .lohnson's 'W onder-working Providence, per- 
haps went to England. *iri03. 

1642. Ileury Saltonstall, tuok a de^i-ee at Padua, and was Fellow of tlic XeiV 
Co!ie!-e at Oxford, lti53-InjT. *IG93. 

1042. Samuel Bollinoiiiam, probably lived in ur near London, "drowned in melan- 
choly, " probablj' died in the be^inuinij ot tiie 18th century, *1715. 

MrsKAV. — William Mnrrnv is sunjiosed to have emisrrated to New Fini'land about 
1718, with the couii/aiiv wiiicb founded the colony of L-uid-'nderry. X. H. lie .-set- 
tled ia what is now Anilier<t, Mas<., about 17C0 ; married Feb. 20. 1723. Hannah, 
daughter of John Dickinson, of Ilatheld. His will i-; dated at Amherst, Oct. 22, 
1779, and wa? proved in 17S4. Pie liad sis children born in Amherst : Elijah, Wil- 
liam, Dorothy, David, Seth and Hannah. 

AVilliam -Murray, Jr., married, about 1750, Mary (or Mercy) Scott, of Sunderland, 
and died in 17()2. They had four children born in Amherj;t : Elihu, Elijah. MtTcy 
and Martha. 'J'ho younger dau^'hter, Martlia, married Juel Day, of ihittield [De- 
scendants in the Day GenoaK;iry (Hartford, 1-^4S). pp. 72. b'S, frO and 105.1 

Dorothy Murray, daughter ^f William, senior, married Abner Adams, of Amiierst, 
May 9, 1754, and had two s>;oti<. Keuben and Thomas. 

Hannah Murray, youngest chikl of William, senior, married Timothj' Abbot, of 
Bennington, V't. 

Seth i^urray, fourth son of "William, .sen., served in the revolutionary army ; was 
commissioned zm lieut.-col. in 1760. and sub.seuuently as brigadier-general. He 
married at Hat/icld, Elizabeth White. They had one child. Lucinda. wtio married 
Isaac Maltby (!'. C. 178'Jl, brig'.-gcD. of .Mass. militia, i^l4, and author of several 
military works. Descendants known. 

Wanted, theance.^try of Wiliiam ^j'array, sen., xho place of his birth, and any 
facts concerning him previous to hi.-, eettling in that part of Hadlcy now Amherst. 
The tradition is that ho resided a time in Pelham [hut neither Pelham, Mass.. i'.)r 
Pelham, N. H., were settled in 172'», we think]. Wanted, also, laets reinting to the 
iScott family with whi-eh this family intermarried. M. C. M. Lovk- 

1250 California street, San Francisco, Cal. 



Pact. — Tiie following document is c<ipied for the Register, by Henry F. Waters, 
Esq., from the E.-^sex Countj' court tiles, Bk. i. leaf 6 ; 

Salem. 28-10-1040. 

I nicholas pacy doe a-oknowledge that wheras oflence hath bin taken by mj- meanes 
in the marriaire of my present wife knowing of a fornier nromise solemnly made by 
her to marke Vcrmaesof this towne for which I have bin alfected and in some measure 
humbled according to (is I hope) 1 d'>e here'oy desire tiiat this my harty 

acknowledgment may be accepted of all men, and that it may bee a warning to ail 
whom it n!iy concerne, not to deale rashly in mutters of such weight to the grieuing 
of the harts not only of my wife and the party ahovesayd, whom 1 have wronged, 
but also to other godly christians. 

I katharyn pacy doe acknowl^di^e that synce my marriage I haue bin trouUed in 
my conscience for a former promi^-e made to mark Vermaes. the breach wheruf I 
confcs was finfuli. and eince iiave out of my scruples sinned in denying cuiiagall 
resi^ects unto uiy j>i-"Stiii husband, wherby I have bin a gr>.-at gnete to iiini and 
many reuereiid and godly trends, but now bein:r sati.-fyed in the question desire the 
wor'd to take notice that 1 am. hartily sorrowlull t'lr my oiicnce in buth kinds, ifc 
trust th.e lord will by his grace guide me to more wjs.'idom for tyme to come. 



SwKETSER — SwKATSER — SwETZEH. — Cao any one infurm the writer relative to the 
aneefctry of the New England families'? Is the surname Cierman? The latter form 
of s[;.liing v,'ould seem to jioint lo a German ancestry. There were Swfetsers in 
Charkstuwi'., .Ma-s., as early :« 1722. A large branch haves-jattere'l thnuL'h Maine. 

Harrison, JMat/ie. Or. T. liiULOi;. 



230 u\^otes and Queries. [April. 

C.M'T. WtLLiAM Evti.vN (ante, p. SO). — The fiank ciimpinies of the -Ith, or Kirk's 
Own, Eegiment of Fuuc. funned part of the force under Lieut-Col. Smith, Fent l-y 
lien. Ga^L to Lexington, on the nii:;ht of the 'Sih April, 1775. The battalion coru- 
panic'S v)f this reiciiueut Cjrmtd purt of the reinl'oroement sent next day under vom- 
mand of Lord Percy. Liout. Knigiu ami seven privates were killed. Lieut. Gould 
■\vas taken prisoner. 

Ciiptain \V . Granville Evelyn wa? niortMlly wounded on the iSth Oct., 177fi, vvh'le 
advancing from tlse mouth of the Ilutehiijson river. C. W. TtTTLD. 

fjosljn. Mass. 

The 4th. or King's Own, Regiment, was in the battle of Lesington. 19 April* 
1775, and liad Lieut. Knight, killed ; Lieut. Gould, wounded and prisoner; three 
sergeants, one dL-uuiiuer, wounded; seven i-ank and file killed, "21 wounded, eight 
missing. See Gage's Kct-irn, publisiied in the Toicn and CounLru Magazine (Lj'j- 
don), for 1775. pp. 33-J-33. W. K. Cutter. 

Lcxiiij'ton, Xlass. 

Hathaway. — In ray note of inquiry' concerning John and Arthur Hathaway, oi 
1630, I stated that Arthur. Jr.'s son John went from Dartmouth and settled in 
Freetown . According to Dartmouth records, which I received lately, this Wcis a 
mistake. Arthur Hathaway. Jr.'s son John lived and died in Dartmouth, where 
he hud a large f-iriii on the New Bedford eide of the river. March 15, 11)^3, lie m. 
Joanna Pone, daughter of Tliomae. Thev had : 

1. Snroh, b. rob. ?A, IoS4. ' 4. Arlhur, h. April 3, 1G90. 

2. Joanna, b. Jan. 5:8, lfi85. 5. Hannak, b. Feb. Hi, 1002. 

3. John, b. March 18.' 1687. 6. Mary, b. June 4, 16')4. 

The wife, Joanna, died Dec. 25, 1G95, and Sept. 29, 1G96, he m. Patience Pops. 
Tiicy had : 

7. Jonathan, b. June 23, IG97. 12. EUzahcttu b. Mav f>, 170S. 

B. Richard, b. Mav 21, 16'.)9. 13. Patience, b. April 21. 17'.0. 

9. Thomas, b. JulV 5, 1700. 14. Beniamin, b. Jan. 10, 1712. 

10. Hunacrll, b. A'Jril 2i. 1703. 15. Jcuncs, b. Jan. 24. 1714. 

11. Ahiah, b. Oct. 21, 1705. 10. Ebtncz'jr. b. May 12, )717. 
Arthur Ilathawav, Jr. (son of Arthur, of 1(>3<:), and father of this John), died in 

1712. His will names his living children as fjllows :— JoAn, Thomas, Jonathan, 
Mary (Hammond), J^ydta (Sisson), Hannah (Codiuan) and Dan. 1 hove received^ 
other records of this tamiiy. Who can tell when and where John Hathaway, of 
Freetown, was born, or give the maiden surname of his wife Christian? 

VVcrccsler, Mass. ' J. D. Baldwin. 

Lettkrs from Boston. 1714-1731, by Jeremiah Bumstead. — There are preserired 
in the pocfsession of a granddaughter of the Hon. John Lambert, acting goverr.or of 
New Jersey, 1602-3, the foliowinL'' letters from Jeremiah Bumstead, or his wife, to 
his sister Abigail, who married John Lambert {ante, xv. 104), and her husband : 
Boston, April. 10, 1714, to his brother and sister. No direction. 
" August.'^, 1714, •' " " " 

•' June 25, 1717. Sarah Buin'^tead to Abigail. Address, Stonington. 
*' January 18, 1720-21 , to Ids bn>therand sister. Address, Lebanon. Ct. 
" July 13, 1720, to hia sister. No direction. 
" April 11. 1721. " '• Address, Lyme, Ct. 

April 13, 17-J-, " 
" May 13, 1731, " " Address, New Salem. 
These letters a.'e of great interest, containing items of historical and genealogicrtl 
information, and throw liLdic on s.-me nf the entries in the diary of Mr. Bumstead, 
printed in the F.egistkk, iv. 193-204, 30,5-15. Gov. Lambert, of New Jersey, was 
a son of Gershom, and trraadson of John and Abii^ail (Bumstead^ Lanibert.— i/i/jr- 
rnation of the Rtv. R. Rcadall Hoes, of Mt. Hotly, N. J., who has verbatim copies 
of the litters. 

CRAVYFoni)— CRoxtORD.— T find a large family in Penob.scot Co., Maine, name-.l 
Croxibrd ; tliey know nothing of their ancestry. 1 have never heard the name 
ocfoi-c. May it not be a eorru]nioa ef Crawford? G. T. JlU)LO.v. 

Harrison, Me. 



1878.] j\^Gtes and Queries, 237 

CoPTjY. (0?/'/P'i ''i' //. F. lVr7/?r.?, Ex']., fror/i (he Essex Counti; Court Fi'rs). — 
'' Sftlem December y- iO"' : i67tj. — Oileb Move Aged tliircy yeiirt s : or tliare about 
teotiii'Uli that ho being \Vir;i bis father in Virj;(.'uia : When his inther bougiit Mary 
which i? now y*-' Wile ct' <-Jyth Ouy : out of a Ljiniou Sliip : and douth tt^ci;}' that 
y<^ hole ships comuany t^au bar the carectar ol' an onest Seuel woman : ai:d doutli 
lurther testify thatt wither in tlic time of cjuinini: home in ye Ki'tch ur whiU- s^le 
lined witli my lather or penc S!ie iias ben Corys Wife, that iiee did neuer haieyiiar 
Swaro : ur S-.e bar ouer t;iken in drinek : or ^jiake i\yproch July of any ot b.ar 
naibors : or of any body el>e; nitha did I euer hare any body el^e Save any such 
things of bar." 

Bk-NXJ^t. {CorAcn h-j H. F. Waters, Esq. .from the Essex County Court Files.) — 
" The te^temony of John Peach x\.;red 80 yeare or thorn bont. 

'J'his doponent tpstctleth that -Jonn Bennett deeea^^ed earue with him into Xcw 
England in the same siiijj in the yeare Ui30 : and hi.-s wife Margav'.-t «unie year< after 
came into New Kni';lnnd after him and liue<i vvir.l! iura many yeares in Marbleheud r 
where they bad one dauiditer Born whieh was called Mary : reputed to be the child 
of said dotm : and Man^aret iJemiett; and neuer had any other child: that ihia 
^Jary was die wife ot Ki'jhard Duwoing by whom she had seiicrall cbiidreij : and 
fartlier sayeth nut. 

Tc!>tefied on oaih the CO"' day of June Hir4 : and 
oiiorii before f.ie Mof^ts 2il.anericke Com!;ii>:«ioner. 

[Ren.arkf? by ii. F. W. Thi^ Mary liad previously married Chri.stopher Codaer, 
by v;h'j!u she had a dai:. Juaiie, who became t'.ie wife of J_.^i.-ph Biibier. .Sue 
married 2d, £!ias 'iV hite. from whom siie wac- tlivuioed oa the ground ol la= incou;- 
petency. She. tiiei; married iachard Downing.] 

CnA>ii'L;v.— The *' Ktrnnclinc '" Chaniplin [unte, p. 104. line 13). should be 
*' Emblin," ay i iind her on the Kinixston records ^he was born dan. 30. iTOl-C. ?ud 
married JcPeph Wilbour, Deo. '2.5, 1721. I ha^^e a notion that slie mu.st buve been 
natued after the Rev. JuLn iil'iiblen, tiie Buptisi minister of Bo.slon. 

I\ew York City. ' Jon.v D. Cii-iMrLi.v, Jk. 

JIassachusitts BiogFv.aphical Dictionary. — The Rev. Fdias Xasou. M..\., o[ 
North Billerica, i.s enga^jed in preparinir a biographical dictionary of tl^e u;en and 
women of note, b.>th past and piot'Ut, of the state of Mas«achu. setts, and solicits 
correspondence in respect to bis work. He has been engaged on the work several 
years. 

Dictionary ok New IlAVJ-siiiRK Biography. — The Rev. Silas Ketchum, preeidont 
of the Nev; Ilampshivc Antiqi'anar. Society, has i.'^sued a circular giving the plan 
of a work with tiio above title on which he is tngaged, and soliciting material for 
it. His plan include.'! distinguished natives and citizen.s of New Ilampshir'' ■•'' •^"'*^- 
6exe,s, Ji'lsg ai.d dead. i]i.s address is Povjuoiiock, fiarcford c^., Ct. 



e, ui botti 



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volumes. For other pardoulai-s see advertisement at the end of this nuuiber. 

SpraglE — Cai! ar.y one gi^'t' nteany account of Dr. John Spraguc, of Newiiuryport, 
and bis wife fiuth (Wyei) Spfa^ue, their ancesiurs- and descendants? 'ihey wt-re 
married iu JJostcn in 1737, and were living in Newburyport in 1779. 

D. U. llASKLVb, Jn. 

Brcfk or Bsovnn.—Edward, Morshfield, Mass., 1G43. William, Boston, Mass., 
1654. Any i u format ion ot the abo'.e, or of their descendants, Avill be liianklully 
received by C'ii.m'.le- BKLTi. 

40 .PorlhiU't An , trocklyn. Is. Y. 

VOL. XXXII, 21* 



238 JS'ol^js and Queries. [April, 

WASiiiN'GroN. — Col. Joseph L. Cliester, LL.D., ^Yho^e nrticle on the "Ancestry 
of Cieor^>-o Wrtsliinjiton," pvinttni in tiie Keoij-ti.r tor January, ISiiT {anti. xxi. '23), 
completely deniolislicd the long accepted pt'di^i-cc of tl;o tirst president of the United 
States, i:j juaking good progioss on the history of the Washington i'amily. f-r \vlvieh 
he has lur Ultoeu yeai« been coUtJCting materials ; but it wiil be some time before be 
■will be in a posilion to produce the volume. I'he London "Notes and Queries'' 
for Jan. 19, 187S, wliich makes this annoi'.nocment, contain.s an article by Coi. 
Chester, in ^vhieh he dcieiids the personal cijaracter of Washington from 5jme 
animadveri-ions made in 1775, in the autobiography and correspondence of the Kev. 
Jonathan Hoaohier, a Virginia loyalist, lately printed in " Notes and Queries." Cei. 
Chester C'jpies the llev. Mr. Bouchier's dedication, in 1707, to Gen. Washington, of 
hi.'! " View of tli^ Causes and Consequences ot the American ilevolation,'" iu wliieh 
dedication sucb strong ttstliuony is burue to the high moral character of Washington 
that it amounts to a complete withdrawal of tl;e earlier eiiarges. Tliis article vas 
reprinted in the Boston Ectning Transcript, loO. 11, 1S7S. 



Pierce. — Pmbert Pierce, of Woburn, married .Mary Knight about 1650, and had 
six children, as to!lo\v.>- : Judith, b. .'>ept. oO, 1051, and d. May 30, h'bl) ; Mary, b. 
Jan. L'l, JGC'J, 111. J'ohn Walker; Nathaniel, u. Dec. '24, 1G55, m. llannah Conut-rs 
and Eli'iabeth Foster; Eluabeth. b. March 6, IS5d. ni. Sfamuei Wiisnii ; Jonathan, 

b. Feb. i'-, lofiS, m. ilannau ^\ iison r Joscpn, b. May 11, lfi7"2, m. lluth . 

Can any one give me iuiormation relative to the aucestorr- of the above llobert? 

Who was the father of Ebcnf'zer Pierce who m. Mary and iiad the 

follnwiiig children : Mary, !>, Feb. 21, 170>, m. fcamuel Wyman ; Deborah, b. Nov. 
4, 17119, m. Increiise Wynraii; Ebcnexer, Jr., b. Sept. 11, 1711, m. Mary Sco\se; 
Jonathan, b. July 28, 1713. Eliraiieth aud Rulh, b. 6^\)l. S, 1715. Eliza m. Amos 
W^-mrn, and liutli m. Eohriam Kendall; Joshua, b. May 2, I7iS ; Ficbecca, b. 
Apni 7. 1700, m. Jacob Barrett ; Nathan, b. i^ept. 12, 170o. 

Barrc, Mass. Fkedekick. C. Pi^.uce. 



Emigrants rr.ov Scotl.\ni). — The following may not be without interest to eome 
readers of the KeoicIlk. It is taken from the Nccu hnntpshirc iW'; rc^ry, Sept. IS, 
1765. 

"Sunday Jnst arrived here [Portsmouth] Cant. Ritchie, in a brig from Glasgow 
with 50 Scotch emigrants ou biiard, consisting oi husbandmen and mechanics." 

The Ncvj ilatnpskire Gazette ^■dy:i, " Upwariis of fifty families, husbandmen and 
inechunics," and adds that they were destined for Vermont. 

C. W.TuirLS. 



Grafton. — Who were the parents of Elizabeth Grafton, of Portsmouth, N. H., 
who married Judge William Parker, cf Portsmouth, Dec. 25, 1728? 

Ca//ibrirJ(/e , Mass. c. E. E. 

Bexj.'MUS ToMfsoN AND Petek Folger. — In what public or private library can a 
cony of Tomp^^on's " New England's Crisis," 12 mo. pp. 31, and Folger's " Look- 
ing Gloss for the Times," 1076, be found? See Kctteli's " Specimens of Americo,n 
Poetrv." Vol. iii. p. 379. T. 



Dayentort — Foster. — V^'as Elizabeth, the wife of Capt. Richard D-avonport, of 
Salem, U'>2S, a sister of iMaj'ir \v"iil:aiu ilathorne, of that town? {A/i'e, xii. ^iiS. ) 

Did Naomi, born Feb. 1 1 , 1G»!'.J, dangiiter of Traiothy Foster, of Dorchester, marry? 
If .'io, wasstie Naomi, wile o! John Davenport? B. F. Dave.nport. 

751 Trcmont street, Boston. 



JoANA SuF.rrARD. — In t'ijfc ofl-ec of the survevor-general of East Je-rsey, at Perth 
Aml>oy, New Jersey, are a few wills and some briet entries of admiid-tratione. The 
ibilowing may supply a missing link in some family history ; " Letters of Adminis- 
tration to Coll. Menry Smiili Ad"', of ail -ic. singular the Goods &. Credits of Joana 
Shcpperd Late of Boston m New England, Deceased Dated the 2' May 1721." 

Tnere appcrar to have been severui families of Shepherd in NewJer.-ey, who were 
carlv Settlers. Tho uamo is still conimoa in eome io'jalities, especiaiiy near Salem. 

•damdcn, N. J. William John Fott3. 



1S78.J u\\jtes and Qiterics. 239 

Lr.ovATiD. — I ■vvoulil like to ingnire conoerniui^: the pedigree of tlie New Jersey 
branch of the Leonard family. Mrs. llannai) Donne, in her deposition niado to 
Zephaniah l^onard, and piiliii.-hed in tl.'e KhGisftK, Jan. lS5o, vol. vli. p. 71, states 
that her great-grandlathor ^-a.s iieury Leonard : grandfather. Thomas Leonard ; 
father. Jarnes Leonard. Ilcr uncle, Henry, ATeut to New Jersey. His childrt-n were : 
Samuel, ni".rried Sarah Brooks ; Nathaniel; Thoiaas, married in Virginia ; Henry; 
John, liiarried A. Ahuy. ['p to this point there is no ditiieulty in the ireneulogy, 
but after thir.ji'.nciure ilic line ceems to be neirlecttd. 1 doubt if the New Jersey 
braneh wtac us careful i>f this matter as their kinsfolk of Massachu.'-ett.s, who.se 
pediircG ha-? been most aumiralily and lucidly preserved. But cannot some informa- 
tion be secured that will protect thi.5 vaUiabie lierita^/e? I have written to several 
members of the New Enp;land brar.eh, but they cannot furnish any details. 

As a, bit of pi'.rtial information, I would state tiiat my grandfather, the late Hon. 
Stephen B. Leonard, oi Owcgo, N. Y. , was t!ie son of Silas Leonard, and born in ^\'all 
Street, New York. His home stood where tlie custom-house now looms up its granite 
front. Sila.s Leonard, my great-grandfather, had a l)rother Paul, a oiergyiiian in 
New Y'ork ; also two other hn.tiiers. named Stephen and Zephauinh. He had two 
sistprs ; .one married a Condit. and the (-th.er a JNiidford or llurd. My grandfather's 
Eicmory was somewhat unpaired I'lwards the end of his lung life, bm hi gave me 
JuiK'h valuable iniormation eoneerning tl;e '' olden time." His grandfather's name 
Ac //^(/^//(Ms'as Joshua, but of this he was uncertain. I feel of course persi.ually 
inieresLeu in this matter, and 1 am sure tlie gathering togetlier of tlie Jiistorical items 
and data of the New Jt-rscy branch of i;his family will add to the value of your 
already vicii New lujigland research. W. A. Leonakd. 

B'-ookli/n, L. J. Rector of the Church of the Redeemer. 



KiNG?i'.rvtY. — To tlie Reoijtf.r fjr April, i'659 {nn/e, xWx. 157), 1 contributed an 
p.iticle on the Descendants lA' Henry Kingsbury. I iiave since found evidence that 
.'ames, Josepii. Samuel and Tiiomas King; hury. v.lioui I thought might he s<jns of 
iienry, were actually his chiJdreu, There is little doubt that Susannah was also 
his child. 1 have collected coiitideraliie additional information cuncerniisg this 
family, which, at a future lii>ie, I may contribute to the Khgister. 

The folhiwing in: criptious from gravestones on the old Ihiryinic Hill, Newburyport, 
were seni me in July,'lS7.). by the late John M. Jjradliury. L; [.. of Ipswicii. All 
the stones are of slate. Tiio-e of Henry and iJebecca are iii)out two feet higti and a 
foot and a half wide. Henry Kingsbury, attir the death of his wife Kel)ecca, was 
married at Newbury, July i^i, 1754, to Eli<iabeth Ureenough. She survived him, 
and the inscription on her gravt-btone ia given ijeiow : 

HEKE IJKS BLKILD ^ HERE LIES BURIKD 

THE BODY OF .MK» THE BODY OF .NU 

KEBEKAH Y-' WIFE HENRY KINGSBURY 

F M r H E N R Y WHO l>EPARrED THIS 

K I N G S B U B Y W H LI FE N O C EM BER Y^ V-^ 

DIED NOU' 18 17.:^o 1751 IN THE (^0'-^ 

IN THE 58A YEAR YEAR OF HIS AGE. 

OF HER AGE. 

Here lyes y- Body of 

M" EUZAUF.TU Kl.NGSXiURr 

Widow to Cap^ 
H E N K Y Kings is u r v ; 
Who departed this Life 
June the 30'-' 1765 i.\ y<= 
63^ Year of Her Age. 



The remains and gravestories of Henry and Reb-ecca Kingsbury were removed, in 
877, to Sali.-^bury Poiut. by Henry Kiugbbury, E-q., of Salisbury, their grcat-great- 
<-rand-<i'.ri. 




240 JVo/c5 and Qutrks. [Apnl, 

'•' Monday Inst anived here C'apt. Robert Hodcre from Powrniborou^'b at the East- 
■\va.T<i, v,-ith vrhoin oaiuc passenger Juj:x Kixcsbusv, I-]?q. ; "who the same nighi was 
sciz'd uith a Fit o!" an Apoplexy and ojntinued ina^t^.pidl^alne till Yesterday Afier- 
noon "when he fjjjir'd, being in tiie -ITrh Year of his Age. Ho \vas hitely a Coionol 
in the Frovibcia.l J^crvice to The Westward, and one of Fiis Majot^ty's Justicoi i..' the 
Peace for the Chanty of Lincoln ; both ol' whicli Trusts i.e execiued lo the Honor 
of himselJ and IJenel^t of the Community. His remains are to be interred Tiiis 
Afternoon fruai Mr?. Maverick"? at the 2sorth End.'" 

I am inli)rmed by Geurge Mounttort, Esq., that ihe Mrs. Maverick, from whose 
holl^e Col. Kingsbury Ma;? buried, was the mother of Samuel Maverick, ^^ho wai< 
killed a: the B>.>^to!i Massacre, and that the lived in Luion ftreet, on the corner of 
Salt lane iiear;.s.t Dock Square. Tiio estate is now "Jo Union street. J. W. Dkan. 



Savapt. — Ci'.n any reader of the Recistkr favor me. throuj:h your columns, with 
an account of the ancestry and pedigree of William Sa^ery, the eminent missionary 
and minister of tlie gospel in the " .Suciety of iriends/' commonly called Quakers, 
who 'x^as born io Philadelphia, A.D. 1750, and a joi:rn.il of whc^e liie and labors, 
compiled from his original memoranda by .Jonathan Evans, is nov/ extant? Was he 
a scioa of the Savery family of the " old Colony "'I and if so, ■>.» hat was the relation- 
ship? A tradiriun has come down to me through my fatliec from my graDdiather, 
who died about the year It'JG, and whom I lind ro have hi-en a desceudaot in the 
foiuth generation from the iirst ance>tor in Masi-achusttts of a branch, if not of the 
whole of the Savci'vs of that ftate, that a relative of his had removed from the 
original seat ot the iamiiy co Pidladelnhia, and an>-iher to Xew York : or nuher tiiac 
one relative had removed to one of those cities and an.'tiier to the vici/iity of the 
other of them, on which point my memory of the exact tradition fails me ; but per- 
haps it may, nevertheless, throw sonic ligiit en the subject of my inquiry, and 1 am 
curious to know whether tiic devoted servant of God. to whom 1 uiiude, was of & 
common stock with mj self and relatis 03. A Cj^adun Sci.scriler. 

Pnii-i.trs. — Hester Koilock married Jacob Piiiilips, '• cf a Boston family,'" and 
died at Lewes, Delaware, 1-2 March, 1772. See the iNt!'.' Yvrf: Gen. a.ul lu-^g. 
Record, \\\\. p. lS-1. 

1 should be gkiu to know the names of t]\Q father and grandfather of Jacob Phil- 
lips. Can any of your readers assise me? 6. W. Piicemx. 

Act'.' York ciLu. 



TnojfAS Alexander. — Can any one give more information of this person than is 
found in SavaL-^e, i. 26? Was he son of John of Newton ? G. Sueldox. 

Detrfidd, Mass. 



Mellen. — W!<ere are the remains cf the poet Grenville Mellea interred ? He died 
in New l''ork city, Sept. 5, iSll. Are there any living descendants of Col. Jame-s 
Mellon {mite, xxxi. 130) ? 

V\"hat is the origin of tiie names ofMillni, Burke Couiity, Georgia, and cfMdlin's 
Bay, Jeflerson County, N. Y'.? George Meixon. 

335 East \Qik St., Xeio York cit'j. 

JoHX Ror.ETis.— TiiC following coj'y of a letter by John Kogers, dated at Jarr.t-s 
River in !G7I, v,ms 'lainished some year> ag'> to A. D. K ;gers, Esq.. of Salem, iy tf-e 
Hon. Mellen Chamb-jriain. of Chelsea, who supp'j.s^ed it to be written by Pre-idcnt 
John Rogers to ids wife at Cambridge. Judge Cha'iih'erlain writes to the editor of 
the KEGiiTLK, that lie has not nov.- tiie original of this docuin-.nt. H this meeti tiie 
eye of the owner of the letter, the editor would be glad to receive a tracing of the 
fcignatare. 

'• My dear loue 

I f.m arrined in cai'ety and in some maesure of health I wilt 1 
could heare the like from thee. V,'c had a long patsage. T!:e summer is well ^pent. 
1 hearing of a shi{» about c-ixty milts from ine bound iur Engk.nd tirade it my busi- 
ncr-s lorwith to convey a letter unto it for thtc. A dear friend of thine h'.'urd thtic 



1S78.] J^Totes and Queries. 241 

eouie persons told her thai thou weart but she cried out saying tliat jhee had 

rather he.are tliou Nveart buried, & was therewith cscf^dinyiy aiiVaighted even unto 
death, & =0 ?palce it. ro me uiso as her jiidinent. shee al>o told meot a Ivctcr seat t-j 
theo wherein wcap.- Lome expressions f'al'. of i)itternes,s I am newly come on e-hore 
<t find all in healtl; buc very low Not els at present iVoru him who is thiuo 

James Rivir 10 Jh/y lOTi. Joun" Koger.s._ 

Kenieniber me to Mr. Stiles, his wife. & daugliter and any other who shall en'^uire 
for me; and to the widdow woman 1 shall do tliat in U'C hiicth to send thee iocae- 
what i>y one of the last ships. I haue sent me more j^oous then according to order 
&: so nni tliereby more indebted then I expected, let me heare Irom thee but goe not- 
thyself abroad. 

Scotch-Irtsu I.MMTGKATION. — Are there any lists of the families composing that 
" Company of Scotch-Irish that on the 4th of August, ITlS, landed 100 llimiiies at 
Eoston and (subsequently) 20 at Falmuuth '' pre^-erved ; and. if so, where? 

Manlms, Onandar/a counii/, N. V. M. R. Patrick. 

TR-irsiENT Residents of Boston. — The following document has been furnished 
for publication by Johu S. II. fogg, M.D., of South Boston : 

" To the Select j\len. 

Edward Howard it wife from P^n^'Iand are bound to Pennsylvania. 

Eleanor b'erry, at i)urnan;s earae by water from N. York, her husband at sea. fehe 
is bound To South Car/una. 

SowerbutH at. Kemptons ^Ya.rn'd out of Te.wn by Capt: ^Vin^low and G. II. She 
Came from Charlebtown abo^ 8m'^ pa.-it Feby; 17. 

Susannah IJolloii Lodges 2 of y- Phenix's Men. She herself in a forlorn condition. 

Nowal Lodge;v a man at her bou^e. hutli but one bed. 
•- AV'" Bennif over against, (.'laros in Fish street from M Head abo' 5 or 6 ic.° "^S arncd 
out bv Capt: Wir.'slow A; G. H. Feby: 17. 

Aaron [nirnvm & wife w^'' 3: Small Children from Newbury abo' 4 m° Warn"d out 
by G. Hirstl-'oby: 18. 
'Deliveruriee Dunn an Indian Woman atZech^ Buckma-?ter. 

Martha Topping a 15 weeks from ^ 

anapoliS'-Thomas Denni-s from | 

Anapolis bo^h at .NP Gric^gs house }■ Warn'd out by M' Marrion 

W™ Eliot Wife & 3 children from j Feby: 8' 1714. 

Auauolis in M' Eliots house J 

Prudence S\^aua Wid« \V'arned out by Capt: Wiuslow & G. Hirst Feby 12. 1714. 

F.\p.mer's Belknap. — In some of the notices in the newspapers of Prof. Sanborn's 
History of New JIarapshire, it is stated that all the previous histories of the state 
are out of print. Tliis is not a fact. A portion of John Farmer's edition of Belk- 
nap's History oi' New Hampshire is still on hand, and may be obtained of the b-o-jk- 
feeilers in f).)ver and Concord, N. H. The valuable notes, by the editor, make this 
edition desirabJc e\en to those who own other editions of Belknap. 

Amos Richardson.— Savage says, "a good letter from himtoFitz John Winthrop, 
at Cardross, in Scotland, written 13 Sej.t. l(io9, signed Amos Kicherson, as otten 
the name is in re^^ord'-^, was given me." Is this letter now extant, and has it ever 
been vuI>i;sheJ ? Kosell L. RiciiAROiCX. 

414" West 51tk street, New York city. 

History or MiDDLFSF.x Covnty, Mass.— Samuel Adams Drake, Esq., author of 
" Nooks and Corners of the New F.nirland Coast," and other works, is preparing a 
history of the aliove-named cuunty, from the earliest times to the present d;ry. It 
will contain a general history of the county from the first settlcLient, showing the 
rise, growth and progress ot "its religious, educational, agricultural and maaiitactur- 
ing interests ; its participation in the stirring scenes at the outbreak of the Revclu- 
tiun, and its literary and intellectual life, and an epitome of the history C: every 
town in the county. Mr. DrakeV: reputation as a v.riter is vrell established, ana 
he cannot Sail to make, an intert-stiu:.; as well as valuable buok. It wiU '^^c |iui.'i:.s.h- 
ed, it suJikient encouragement is obtained, by E>>t.s >\: L.:uriat, 'JOl W asiungton 
Street, Boston, in tw-j royal Svo. volumes of about bC)id double-column pages each, 
at $7.50 a volume in bevelled cloth, or $10 a volume in half morocco marbled eogea. 



242 .Notes and Queries. [April, 

Early Skttlf.rs oi' CANXERnrRV, Con'n., ky tue name of Adams. — I. Henri/ Adani^, 
the emiiiir.int, lirtu I'lreft u,rrin(lsjns who eventually settled in Canterbury (then in 
New Ijondon), now in 'Windham Co., Conn. 

1. Sainni'l. mw uf Satauel of Chelui'^rjrd. He d. Nov. 26, 1727. When and 

where was he born, when and whom did he marry (probably Mary ). and the 

names and dates of birth of each ehild ? Had he a daii'jhter Katharine who innrried 
David Adams ? It is thoui^ht «o. If not, Avas slie the diiu!.];ht'-r of Henry or Jo-eph i 
She wos m. to David, June 17, 1718. A son of Sarnnel. John, m. E-tber Cady, 
March 27, 1711. A son Samuel, Jr., is named in the town records. In this and 
the following oases connection is wanted between the Ma«s. and Conn, families. 

2. Joseph, cf Modfieid and Canterbury ; d. in Cantorhury, Dec. 9, 1748. He was 
Eou of Peter, of Braintree. \Vhom did he marry, an J when? Names and dates of 
birth of children. Ili.~ will names wife Mary, son Joseph (whom it is thought m. 
Eunice Spalding, July 03, 170S) and six daughters : Mary, Uachel, lluth, Abigail, 
Experience and one other daughter. 

3. Uenrij, of Medliold and Canterbury ; d. June 23, 1719. He was son of Edward 

and Lydia , of Mcdlield. His will names eight children: David, Solomon, 

Ebenezor, Hannah Burnap, Ruth Kingsley, P.ntience, Henry and Joseph. Henry, 
Jr., m. Sarah Adam=;, Dec. 19, 170G. When and where were eaeli born? 

4. It has been mentioned that Z>'/r/..7and Kat'harine Adnnf^ were m. June 17, 1718. 
Whose son was he; when and vrhevc was he born? Information of this Couple is 
particularly desired. 

r>. Phebc Pellet, of Canterbury, was married to Samuel Adams, Nov. 3. 17(')3. 
(She was born in Canterbury, June 9S, 1742.) After siic became a widow, about 
1753, she went into Vermont and lived several years with a '^on. Arunah, it is sup- 
posed, in the town of Royalton. "Will any one give ihe date of her death, or her 
age at the time of deatli ? 

G. He/.ekiah, son of Samuel and Phebe (Pellet) Adams, was born in Canterbury, 
Conn., June 10, 1776. When he became a young man he emigrated to eastern New 
York, it is supposed. Information is wanted of him and of hi.s descendants, if there 
were any. J. Q. Ad.ams. 

Naiii.fi, Kent Co., R. 1. 



Wkntwokth GiNEALOGY. — The public edition of this work, in three volumes, octavo, 
■V,'jll be foi- sale in this city by June next, from the press of A. Mudge & SjU. Tho 
author considers it exhaustive, tracing every Wentworth or person of NVentworth 
descent known to English history, as well as American Wontworths, to a common 
ancestry. The index shows over thirty-tive thousajid names. 



Gexeat.ogiks IV PRErAKATiox. — Pcrsons of the several names are advised to furnish 
the compilers of thest:; genealogies with records of their own families and other in- 
formrUion v/hich tiiey think will be useful. 

Axtdl.^-\\\' S. J. Axtell, of West .Med way, Mass. 

Binyham.—yi-Ahvr ¥. lUngham, Esq.. 2II0 .■\rch street, Philadelphia, Pa., has 
the geucalogioil papers of the late D. H. Bingham, of Washington, D. C. with 
come matter collected by himself, and v.-ill receive additional matter and answer 
letters on the subject. 

fJM-c— By the i?ev. Charles M. B'ake, M.D., No. 2122 Bush St.. San Erancisco, 
Cal. In 1617, Dr. Blake, then residing in Philadelphia, beintn collecting maceriais 
for a genealocy of tliis tbmily, which, in Iboi, atur bi& removal to Caiifjrnt.i, he 
deposFted in the archives of the ISew England Historic. Cenealogical Society. He 
has commenced his researches anew, and solicits subscriptions to a volume on the 
•' History of the [>!akc Family," soon to be issued. Tliecost will be about ^o. 

CanipbcU.--Vj\' llcwiY E. Douglas, Es(j.. Providence, R. 1. 

Dt)i'/\— By Lieut. Ered. L. Dodge, Is'c lieut. 23d infantry, U.S.A., Fort Leaven- 
worth^ Kansas. He has a full genealogv of the descendants of "William Dodire, of 
■Salera. Ib29 ; and a!s o of the tamily vvduch .'^ettled e ndy in New Shoreh;'-i!i (Block 
island). R. i. Descendant.s of tlie'fn-nicr arc found in >Lissachusetts, New Haiup- 
shire, 2\Iaiiie and C*iiio ; and oi tiie latter, in New York, lowa and Wisconsin. 
Wanted, the ancestry of William Dodge, and the christian name of ihe settler in 
New Shorehora ; as well as tlic records of families not previously communicated 
to lum. , r, • , 

iJojry/ff^-.— By (jhailes II. J. Douidas, Esq., 97 Benevolent street. Providence, 
R. I. 'this genealogy, announced in the Kkgistkr, .'ixxi. 4G1, is now in pre.-.s. Price, 
$5 in doth, or ;^7 in morocco gilt. 



1878.] Societies and their Proceedings. 243 

Hack. — By Christoplicr A. Hack, Esq., Taunton, l^fa-s. This family is descended 
from \Vi!!;ani Hack, 'ivho .settled in Taunton about 1C63. Mr. Ilack has prluced a 
circular giving the otvIv frcnerations. 

7/t;e5._13v the Kev. K.lRand.Jl hoes. Mount Holly, N. J. 

Fahu\—V>y Henry D. Paine, .M.D.. 'JO W'ePt 30th .«treet. Xew York city, Dr. 
Paine, in Jan. 1^57, commenced at Albany, where he then resided, a quarto periodi- 
cal under the title of "The J'aine F.iuiily Register, or Genealogical Notes and 
(^uerief.-' Eight numhers were issued, llie last bearing date Jan. 1, 1S50. He has 
itfued proposals for a similar work under the title of " Paine family Records." It 
is to appear quarterly, at j;l a year, each number to contain 24 pages, 8vo. 

Tucker. — By Edward T. Tucker, Esq., of New Bedford, Mass. 

Town and other Eocal HisToniEs in Preparation : — 

Fairjidd, Me. — By che Rev. C. T. ilidlun, Harrison, r^Iaine. It will he on the 
same plan as tlie author's work on Hariison. 

Franklin, Mass. — By the Rev. Mortiu.er Blake, D.D.. of Taunton, Mass. He 
would like any facts relatin_' to the history or early fiimiiies of Franklin. The town 
will celebrate^it.s centenniarthe lit)' of June next, when Dr. Blake will deliveT the 
addrcs.s. 

Saco VnUey.— By the Rev. G. T. Ridlon. It will be entitled, " Early Settlers and 
Scttlcniente of the Saco Valitv." 



SOCIETIES AND THEIR PIIOCEEDIXGS. 

NEVr'-ENGLANp IIisTonic, Gexe.m.ocical Soctett. 

Boston, Mass., Wcdnpsdmj, DecKnJrr 5, 1877. — A monthly meeting was held 
tlii« afternoon, at 3 o'clock, at the S icict-.^'s House, 18 Somer.-et Street, the presi- 
dtnt, the Hon. Marshall P. ^Vi!ucr, l-'h.I)"., in tiie chair. 

The Kev. Increase N. Tarbos, H.M., read a paper on " William Edwards and his 
Descendants." 

John Ward Dean, the librarian, reported as donations during November, 71 vol- 
umes and 111 pamphlet-'. 

The Rev. Edmund F. Siafter, the corresponding secretary, reported on the monthly 
Correspondence. Letters Irom Leonard 'Ihompson. Jr., of W'oburn, and Charles G. 
Way, of Bij.ston, had been received, accepting resident membership to which they 
had been elected. 

Tiic Rev. Samuel Cutler, the historiographer, read memorial sketches of the fol- 
lowing deceased members, namely, the Rev. John A. Vinton, Martin Paine. }iI.D., 
LL.I)., Jo-eph Ballaid, the Rev' Edwin Hail, D.D., John K, Wiggin, Gardner 
Chilton, Daniel A. Rogers, and Thomas £. \\ hitney. 

Rhode Island Historical Society. 

Providence, Tuesday, Nov(mher 13, 1877. — A meeting was held this evening, the 
Hon. Samuel G. Arnold, president, in the chair. 

Prof. Albert Harkness. of Brown University, read a paper on " Modern Phili> 
logic-il Uesearch and its Results.'' 

Noi\ 27. — .\ meeting v,-as held this evening, president Arnold in the chair. 

The Hon. Amoa Perry, r.he -'-ecretary, read the correspondence, among which was 
a letter from Col. Joseph L. Chester, LL.D., of London, who is engaged in re- 
sea rchcs rehning to Roger ^^'iiliams, the results of which he purposes to communi- 
cate to the Society. 

The Hon. Richard A. \ybeeler, of Stonington, Ct., read a paper on " The Pcquot 
Indians." 

Dec. 11. — A meeting was held +his evening, the Hon. Zachariah Allen, LL.D., 
in the chair. 

Prof. Paul C. binding, of Copc-nlingen, Denmark, read a paper on " The ."incient 
Mythology of the Nortneru Natious." 



244 Socieues rmd their Proceedings. [April, 

Wednesday, Dec. 19.— A raeetin^ was held this evening. Col. John Ward, of 
Isow York ckv, road a paper ou '" The Continental Ciyngrcss before the Dech\ration 
of' Independence." Kcaiarks on the suhject uere made by vice-president Allen and 
secietaiy Perry. 

Neav LoxnoN County Historical Society. 

AVio London, Ct., Mondaij, Nov. 26. 1S77.— Tlie annual meeting was held in the 
coramon conucil chamber in the city hall, at 11 o'clocii, this forenoon, the president, 
the Hon. Lafayette S- Foster, in the chair. 

William 11. Srarr, the secretary, read the annual report. ■, t. • , 

It was voted to hold a special meeting Feb. OO, 1S78. in Norwich, and President 
Foster and the Rev. T. 8. Shipnian were chosen a committee ot arraniremenis. ihe 
meeting then proceeded to clecc officers for the ensuing year, and the following list 
were unanimously chosen : 

prraVcrt/— Hon. Lafayette S. Foster, of Norwich. . , , , ^x- :i ^ e 

Vice-Prcsidcjiis—ihm Charles J. McCurdy, of Lyme ; Dr. Asbbel Woodward, of 
Franklin; Hon. F. 13. Loomis, of New London. -r, ri- -n 

Adi-isonj Coirunittre-V.ty. Edward W. Bacon, of New London :_Eev. Ihram P. 
Arms of Norwich ; Hon. William H. Potter, of My*^tio River ; W nham H. btarr, 
of New London; Hon. John T. Wait, of Norwich ; Rev. Thomas L. Mnuman. ot 
JewettCity Il.ns. Raloh Wheeler of New London, Richard A. U heekr ot ito- 
nlnc^ton, J. P. C. Mather of N.v,- London. Havid A. Wells of N'orwieh (..eor-e W. 
Goidard of London : John W. .Stedman, of Norwich; George i. linker, Charles 
Auf^ustr.'; Williams and Hon. Rcnjamin Stark, of New London. James Gnswold ot 
Lyme, Ledyard Rill of Paxton, Mass., Haniid Lee of New London. 

Sccreicry-AXWWv.m H. Starr, of New London. 

Treasurer— William H. Ro->se. of New I./mdon. 

The treasurer then made hit, annual report. 

Aft:-r the adiournment the mcml-ers repaired to the conference house of the First 
Con^rre-alional Church, where l'u.^ Lion. Richard A. Wheeler read an interc-stmg 
hi&toric^l skerch of the fAimlini^ of the tiiree earliest churches m New London 
count',, namely, the first c:mrch in New London, founded m 1651, that of Norwich 
in ICGO, and the church of Stoningtou in 1G74. 

New Jersey Historic.\l Society. 

Trenton Saturda,,', Jan. 19, l87S.—The annual meeting of this Society was held 
this day at 12 o'clock, nuon, in the rooms of the Board of Trade, the president, the 
Kev. bamuel Hamill, 1).D., m the chair. , . 

Reports were made liy the corresponding eecretary, the executive committee, and 
the committees on the Library and Publications. ^, .,^ , , .,, . 

Wiil'"am \ Whitehead, from the Committee on Colonial Documents, submitted 
a report c-nbodylng one which had been favorably referred to by the govfernor in nis 
message to the legislature. Thirtv-thrce folio cases have been received Irom 
En-^land, containing cooies of the correspondence between the governors ot the 
province of New jerscv and the authorities in Pm-land with other miscei- 
aneous docuiuents of .iates between 1703 and 177G. together with most of tne 
minutes of the Council of the Province, which the .tate had been previously entnelj 
without .-\s the SMcietv in procurin- these d.-ruments v/as actme I'-r the state, ihe 
committee had a.-plied for a farther appropriation to enable them to .=ecure other 
papers, and to commence their publication. . 

li was voted that the committee be authorized to engage the services ot Mr. 
Whitehead to superintend the publication whenever the legislature Bhall autnonze 
the printing' of the ducuments. ,^i^i:i,.,,„. ^h- 

Pre.sidcnt Ilamiil appointed committees on finance, publications, cae library, sta 
tistics, I'nd nominations. 

The foilowiu'^ othccrs were chosen for the en.=uing year : 

PrcudnU—hainvvl M. Ihvmill, D.D.. of LawrenceviUe. ^ ,t u c ij 

V^ce^Md^nts-J^^hn T. Nixon, of Trenton ; John Clement, of Haddonfield ; 
Samuel H. Pennin-ton.M.D, of Newark , , .v i 

Correspondvig N;crf^«r//— William A. W hitcliend, of Newark. 

Itrcordmrj &crf/«?-^— Adoli.hus P. Young-, of Newark. 

'i'rcasj/re.'-— iiobert S. Sv/ord.-, of Newark. 



187-8.] Societies and their J^rcceecUngs. 245 

Librarian — Martin R. Dennis, of Newark. 

Executive Commiltcc — Marcus L. Ward, of Newark ; William B. Kinney, of 
Summit ; Joiin Uall, D.D., ot Trenton ; Samuel AUhison, of Yardville ; N. Norrib 
Halsted, of Kearney ; Joel I'arker, of Freehold; Joseph X. Tutile. of Newark; 
George Sheldon, D.D., of Prii:ceton ; David A. Depue, of Newark. 

Tt;e Rev. Allen II. Brown, of May's Landing, was requested to prepare a paper 
on the history, Diaunors. ouSiOius, and character of the people residing in early times 
on the pea-coast of Ncv.- Jersey. 

The president thru introduced ihe Rev. George S. Mott. of Flemiogton, who read 
a paper on " The Early lli.^tory of t!io County of Hunterdon." 

Delaware Historical SociExr. 

Wihninrjton, Thursday, Dec 13, 1ST7. — The annual meeting of the Society was 
held this evening. 

The fullowina j^entlemen were chosen officers for the ensuing year, namely : 

Pr€5/'A;i<— Ik.n. Daniel M. Bates. 

Vice-Presidents — lion. Joseph P. Comegys, Rev. John Wilson, and Hon. Thomas 
F. Bayard. 

Recording Secretory — Joseph R. "Walter. 

Corresponding Secretary— L. P. Bush, M.D. 

Librarian— II. P. Johnson, M.D. 

Treasurtr — Elhvo'id Garrett. 

His'jrini/rapher — Jluu. Leonard E. Wales. 

Directors— Cxf^iw A. Rodney, ATilliam D. Dowe, John H. Adams, Col. H. C. 
McComh and E. G. Bradford, Jr. 

Jan. 10, 1678. — A meeting was held this evening. Reports were made by the 
Beveral .epeciai committees. Dr. Johnson, Dr. Wales and Mr. Walter were ap- 
pointed a committee to i-uperintend the removal of the Sjciety"s collections to their 
new hraise. 

■ Feb. 1-1. — A stated meeting was held this evening, the Hon. D. M. Bates in the 
chair, 

A numl'er of donations were reported. 

The president announced the following standing committees for the current year : 

On Library— K. P. Johnson, E. Garrett and J. P. NVales. 

On Pii'!ication—J. R. NValter. W. T. Croaslale and W. S. McCaulley. 

On Biography— L. E. ^Va!€^. T. G. Littell and 0. A. R^idney. 

On Donations— L. P. Bush, W. II. Porter and G. S. Bellah. 

On Finance — E Garrett, G. Chandler and G. U. Bates. 

The Committee on Publication was requested to take measures for the early pub- 
lication of cerioin oddiessei which had been delivered before the Society. 

Virginia Historical Society. 

Richmond, Frida;;, Xov. 30, 1877. — A meeting of the executive committee was 
held this evening, ^Viliiam Green, LL.D., chairman, pre.siding. 

A large number of valuable donations were reported. R. A. Brock, the corres- 
ponding secretary, reported the correspondence, among which was a letter froni John 
Ott, making valuable suL'gestions for the advancement of the Society, and enclosing 
a donation of lii'ty d„'ihus Irom James L. Morgan, Jr., of New York city. 

The trea.snrer made a report on the finances of the Society. 

NoTF. — The Richmond Dispotch, Nov. 22, IS77, contains an interesting article b}' 
Mr. Brock, on the Virginia Historical Society, showing the usefulness of this in- 
stitution and its needs. Its great want is a tire-proof hall for its Library, portraits 
and records. For this purpo^^e .■;oO,000 would be none too much, but the eseouti^ve 
committee have deemed it be;st at the pre.-ent time to ask fur only .'<iO,Ct.'0. For 
raising this, the folluwinL' plan has been devi-^eJ by tiie venerable and honored pre- 
Bide.Tt of the society, Hugh B. Grigsby, LL.D.. namely, to obtain $:5,00G t'rum ten 
6ubscril>ers at .S'jOO each, ixnd the additional .<a.00u by fifty subscriptions at .■^' 100 
each. Mr. Grigsby iias headed the subscription with .<500, and others have sub- 
scribed ,5;.'>00 mure. Bj-Ides this, the .soeiety has a small fund. Any addition tcv 
this amount, however email, Viill be timnkfully received by the6>jciety. 

VOL. xxxii. 22 



- 246 JS^rcrOiOC/if of Ilisforic, Genealorfical Society, [April, 



' XECTvOLOGY OF THE NEAV-EXGLAXD niSTOTilC, 
GEXEALOGICAL SOCIETY. 

Picpavcil by the Rov. Samiel Citler, Iliitoriosrnphcr of the Society. 

The liistoriograplier nould state, for the information of the society, that 
the memorial sketches which are prepared for the Rlgisteh are uece^sarilT 
brief iu consequence of the limited space uhich can be appropriated. AU 
the facts, however, he is able to gather, are retained in the Archives of the 
Society, and will aid in more extended memoirs for which ilie " Towne 
jNIeinorial Fund " is pi-ovided, and for the prejiaratiou of the lirst volurce 
of which a committee is appointed. 

\ViLUAM McCkackan LoTiiROP, A.M., of Hamilton. Mpss.,a resident nicmber, 
was burn at West SDrin2;tJeld, 2das8., ISuV. 18, ISCG ; died nt Uamiltou, Aii^. CI. 
1670, aged m. 

lie was the sccoml son of the lion. Sumiel f Y. C. Hiij) and Miiiy iMcCrac^-;nn) 
Lothiup, and vva-^ tiired f^r colleire by blev. Dr. T. M. Conley, of Granville, Mas<. 
lie graduated at Yale ColU-ire in thecia?s of lS-23, studied law with his I'atlier, and 
settled in Enfield, llanip-hiie County, .Ma«3. ; but alter a brief experience at the 
bar reiir.)\cJ, about l:-33, ti;> New York city, e.nterinjr ui)on the busiiie-s of a cora- 
inission merchant. .-\!iout tiie year 1850 he returned to Ma-saehusetts. He found 
business in Boston, first as cashier of the Eliot EAnk, and, from 1851. as secretary 
of the p]iiot Insurance Company. lie held the la:^i named office until, in conse- 
quence of lossco by tiie great fire in Boston. Nov. 9th and 10th, 187'2. the comv'a7:y 
became insolvent. He was made tlje president uf the (.'ommonvveahl! Insunmre 
Company, which ivas organized to succeed the Elint, April 1, 1^75, but the partial 
relief from severe labor which Le hoped for in his new position, he was not ioni 
able to enioy. 

On the tiitietli anniversary of his graduation, July 1, 1575, be was present ai; the 
meeting of his class, iu .N'ew Haven, but during his visit was suddenly seized with 
symptoms of paralysis wtiieh hastened his return, and on reaching home he hud a 
renewed and more decided attack. Eroia that time he gradually declined until his 
death. 

Mr. Lotbrop wa- tiirioe married, and left four children : a daughter and a sea 
by his first wife (Charlotte Elizabi'th Belcher, of Enfield), and two daugh.ters by 
his last wife and widow, Elii^ d.ieth Eo^er-: 

His membership dates from Nov. 12, 1S55. 

Dan'iel ArGCSxfs Rogkks, Esq., of Chicago, El., a life membor. was liovn in 
Boston, Aug. 21, 1635. and died in or near Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. C9, 1S70. aged 41. 

He was the son of Daniel AuL^astus Eogers. formerly of Boston, deceased, a lineal 
descendant of the Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, minister of Ipswich, Es=t.x Co., Mass., 
who came i^rom l^ngland in loGo. The mother of tiie subject of this sketch wa; 
Abigail Lord, si.-ter of Tiiomas Eoid, a mereh.ait uf Bj-toa. some yeas deceased, 
and "lineal descendant of floljcn Lord, itie first settler of the nan:c at lpsv,-i<di. 

Daniel Augustus Rogers leit Boston .« ime ten years sin-X' and became a i)artner 
in the house of Rogers it Co., Chicago, a leading pioneer tirm of that city, e.-taJ:*- 
lished by his uncle Kendall Rogers, E<q. He was a :rcutleiuan of nire qualities, 
and was deeply beloved by all who kn^w him. He was unmarried. At the time 
of his death he was on his wfiy from Massaehuj^etts, where he had bjen to visit his 
relatis'cs, to ChicaL^o, and at a moment unlocked lor lie peri-hed with so m:my oth- 
ers deeply mourned, in tlie .--ad and teniiiie raiiro:id di.-astor by t!ie f dling of a bridge 
at Ashtabula Creek, Ohij, the night of Dec. C'Jth, 1-^70. He was devo'ted to gene- 
alogical and historical pursuits, and b-ft behind him as a memento of his zeal in 
these mitters, one of tiie fiue-t ])rivate libraries in tliesc specialtif.-s in Illinois. 

Mr. William .^b:•Crackan Litrn-op. a membier ofthis :joeiety. lately deceased, nuir- 
ried his sister Elizabeth, who survives her liutband. 

liis membership ia from January 25, lb75. 



1878.] j^ecroloipf of nisforic, Genealogiccd Society. i'47 

JosKrn Balijird, E^■q., a life meml)er, of Boston, wbere he was born June 2, 
1789, and where he died Xov. 23. IS77. a;:cd 88 year;:. 

Mr. Ballard vrius born in Broiniicld Suect, near Vra?hi"0!j;ron Street, and oppr-jite 
the store winch in after years l>eeajuc his place of bLl^iile^s. In his uoyliuod he 
lived at the corner of Was'-.ington and West Streets, and drove his father's cmw to 
and from the Common, whore «he was pastured, lie attended the Latin Sciiuol iu 
School Street, and in ISOI received a Franl^lin medal. 

'J'he bufiness Hie of -Mr. l-iallard, fram l)oyhood to old age. was that of a carpet- 
dealer. He began in- carrying out ijoods in a v/beelharruw. In partnership with 
his brother John he founded the well-known house of J. & J. Ballard, which was 
afterwards oban^red to Ballard ik PrirK-e, and of late years v,as styled Sweetser >.t 
Abbott, doiu2; business in Bromfield Street. Mr. Ballard made many voy:ic''e=: to 
£uro])e before the iiitroductiun of steam-ships, and Avas a larae importer ui carpets 
of forei.in manufacture. As such he was strongly opposed to the taritf, and an 
avowed exponent of free trade principles. 

In religion he was a Congregationalist ; was baptized in the Old South Church, 
and as a boy attended worship there : in manhood a rcen-.lxr and staunch supj^nrter 
of its polity. Uurin:r many years he was a member of the standing committee, 
and eserted all his mdaence to prevent t'lc abandonment nf the ancient ediiire. 

In politics Mr. Ballard Avas a ])r(juounced demaerat of the old school. Hi= temocr- 
amc-nt was genial ; he took a cheerful vic'.v of life, and liaving a remarkably reten- 
tive memin-y of meu and things, of incidents and anecdotes, he contributed to the 
happiness of all with whom he came in eontrict. 

Tiie anccstoi-s of Mr. Bdlard came from Bssex county, and thc;re is novs- an estate. 
in Saugu.H known as the Ballard farm. 

His widow survives hiui, and tie leaves two sons, James M. Ballard, Esq., of 
Boston, and Joseph H.. of S:ui Franci>co ; and two dauirhters, one of whom is un- 
married, and the otlicr is the wife of Uriel II. Crocker, Emj. 

Admitted a member, January 7, 1859. 

Jonv Kimball Wiggin, Esq., of Boston, a resident member, w.as born In ^Vake- 
field, N. U., Aug. b, \b-2o ; died iu Boston, Aug. 20, 187.3, aged 50 5"ears. 

From a memorial sketch of Mr. Wiggin, prepared by tlie Kev. Clu-istopher Cush- 
ing, D.D., fur the Cougrcgotional Club, of which he was an active and vaiuabie 
member, we gather the following facts. lie was the S(jn of Porter KimHall and 
Elizabeth Gerrish (Piper) Wiggiu. He v/as married July 5, I'^Sl, to Mary J. 
Perry, of Beverly, ^lass.. who 'survives him with one daughter. His earlj- opportu- 
nities of education were limited to the common school. He was bereft of his iattsef 
at t'le age of lllteen, and was thrown upon the world to provide for himself, favored 
with the blessing of a pious ancestry, and especially with the benediction of a g.xlly 
rnother. His high sense of duty toward God, and toward all with whom he had to 
do, won hlai valuable friends as he struggled through many adverse circumstances 
to a position of hii^h respectability among his associates in the business world and 
hi tlic church of Christ. 

About the year I8o3 he became a dealer on Tremont Street in engravings of the 
old masters. He was afterward^ engaged in the book business on Summer Street, 
Scliool Street and Wa-^hington Street successively, latterly as a member of the firm 
of AWggin & Lunt. He made a specialty of republishing early historicsi works. 
As ail antiquary he bectime an expert. For several years he was a member of the 
Essex Institute. Tiie Kev. Henry M. Dexter, D.D., who edited three quarto vol- 
umes of early Xcw-En^laDd history fur Mr. \riggin"s puldishing, says of him, 
among other intere-ting tiaitsof his character, "a more Cvjnsiderate, tasteful or 
patient c(r- worker in sucli an enterprise one need never desire." 

Mr. Wiggin vas for almosc thirty years a member of the Congregational de- 
nomination, uniting, in lf>17, with what was then known as the Church of the 
Pilgrims, in Boston. Ihen, when that church was disbanded, with the Buwdoin 
Street Church, and thence was transferred to Park Street Church in 1S()2; and in 
these relati'ins he was known as a consistent and iirm Congregationalist. 

He wa2 admitted as a member, Sept. 22, 1859. 

G.^RF-NER CniLsciN, Esq., a life-member and benefactor, of Mansfield. Mass., where 
he died Nov. 21, 1'577, at.ed 71, vras born in Thouips^jn, Conn., iJec. 21, 1;05. His 
father was Warren Chil.sun, a native of Uxbridge, and his mother'a maiden name 
was JJecscy Couiing. 



218 Kccrology of Historic^ Genealogical Society. [AprI], 

Mr. Cbilson was ■\ve!l kno'^n ns a mur.ufaoturer acd dealer in stoves, ranges and 
furnaces, in BInokstone Street, Eoston, havins; i)is fyundry and hoDi.o in Mansfield. 
When quite yoimij he came to Bot^ton, where ibr many years he was a resident. In 
1S63 he rejiresented that city in the legi?iUTta;e. lie was a member of the Baptist 
church, a very imhistrious man, and a most excellent citizen. His connection with 
the range and furnace hu.sine>^s dates back forty years, when that, like all other 
branches of trade, Mas very limited comjjarcd to the present time. Liis wife died 
«ome time since. lie has a son who was abroad when Mr. Chilson died. 

His membership dates from 3\.\\ii:. 8, 1870. 

Jonx BiGEi.ow, Esq., of Boston, a resident member, was born in VTestminster, 
Mass., May i?G, 18i'2 ; died in Boston, Jan. 2, 187S. aged 75. 

Mr. Bigelow came to i5octon aljout tlie year IbOl, and was soon followed by his 
brother^; Aianeon and A. 0. Bigelow, and the firm of Bigelow Brothers, of which 
he Wiis tiie senior member, wn.-^ fonued. Ur.der this style, and that of Bigelow 
Brotiiers ^*^ Kennard, nnd at present Bigelow, Kennard it Co., the house lias main- 
tained that reputation which was imparted to it by the personal character of ita 
originator. 

Mr. Bigelow was identified with many associations connected with the growth of 
Boston, and which mark the development of that cultare which is now oiie of its 
characteristics, lie held many }>e.~iti(.in3 of trust, having been a m.ember of the 
legislature of .Massachusetts in 185 1-5-2, and ngain in 1863-61. He was for many 
years a director in the Collateral Loan Company, aud was [iresident of th.e same at 
the time of his death. He was admitted a member of Columbian Lodge of 
PVeemasons in ISio, and was its treasurer for more than a quarter of a century. 
He was also a member of the Do Molay Eucamiiment of Knight Templars, and in 
May, 1859, was one of the number who made the pilgrimage to Richmond. Va. 

Mr. Bigelow was Very fond of music, and did much to edue-ate the public taste 
in the science. He was one of the early members of the Handel aud Haydn Society, 
and was elected an honorary mcmlier for his efficient services. He was aLo a mem- 
ber of otlier musical associations ; and he had business relations as director Avifch 
several leading manufacturing corporations. 

After an honorable business career of half a century, he sought in letireraent so 
to fullil his mi-sion that those around him might be happier, and thejse who need- 
ed his aid knew where to find a ready counsellor a.Qd a willing friend. He leaves 
a widow, a single and two married daughters. 

His membership is from Nov. 5, ISfiS. 

John McAliister, Esq., a corresponding member, of Philadelphia, Pa,, was bom 
in that city, June 29, 1786, and died there Dec. 17, 1877, aged 91 years. 

His father, John Mo.Vllister, was born in Glasgow, Scotland. 1753, and emigrated 
to New York when twenty-two years of age. In 1785 he removed to Philadelphia. 
For many 3'cars the attention of Mr. McAllister and his family was directed to the 
manufacture of mathematical and optical instruments. 

John McAllister, Jr., graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1803. 
In 180} he entered the counting-house of Montgomery & Newb<3ld. In 1311 he en- 
tered JTito partnership with his fatlier, which partnership continued until the death 
of the senior member. May 12, 1830. Having taken Walter B. Dick as a partner, 
the busint>5S was transacted under the firm of Jotm McAiHster, Jr. & Co.. until 
1835, when he retired from bu'^iness. Since then, being a gentleman of caltare and 
taste, with a strong liking ibr IdcpI antiquities, he devoted himself to the collection 
of a library rich in works of ail kinds, bat particularly noticeable fe>r old newspa- 
pers, magazines, pamphlets, essays, &c., connected with tlie history of Philadelphia. 
To tins study he was particularly devoted, and having a good memory, whjch went 
back to the time before the present century, his mind was a storeliouse of remini- 
scences connected with the post. His extensive lifirary v.-as his constant study, and 
he had knowledge of every book it contained. For years pa.st he was a sourceof 
information on local afTiirs, and to him application was constantly made, to which 
he always responded with care, intelli^rence. and a desire to oblige. Ho retained 
his physical strength until a very late period ; his mind was clear an'l liis memory 
good up to the day of his death. ' He was the olde-t alumnus of his alma mater, and 
the oldest member of tiie Philadelphia Library Company, of the Athen;euni. and 
fif the St. Andrew's Society. In his death Phihi'leljuiia lost a citizi-n of honorable 
and unstained character, whose iuiluenee has always been directed toward the en- 
largement and prosperity of the city, and to the performance of good works. 



1878.] .N'ecro/ocj)/ <>f IILitoric, Gencaloqicai Society. 249 

?«Ir, ovIcAllisterinarried n d-'jighter of ^Yiiliair; Younp;, long known a? a printer 
and boukseiltr in Plii'.adelphia. 
lie wan admitted Nov. G, irjS. 

"William i^vith Pkai.'jdy, E<a.. of Boston, a life-mem"::ior, vras birn in Atkinson, 
N. H., Dec. 91, 1818; d. in Jju'ckspi.rt, Me.. July 10, Ls77, ajiid 53 yeats. 

He was a descendant of Lieut. Francis' Pcahudy, of Topstieid, Misss., who came 
irom St. Allans, llerlt'ord.-nire, Ln^iland, in 1035, tiirougli William- of 15 >x ford, 
Mags., John' of Audo\cr, thj Kev. Stephen'* of Atkin.sun, N. H.. and the Hon. 
Stephen,^ hi.s i'ather, of Buckspurt, Mf., who was ijoru Oct. 6, 1773, in Atkinson, 
N. U., and (iicd m iJucksport, April 1'2, 1S51. His mother, whose luaidea name 
was Nancy Leonard Siaitlj, was b.irn in Taunton, Mass., Aui^. 30. 1785. 

In ISCt'i Mr. J*eabody prepared and puhli.^h.ed a new and enlarged edition of the 
genealoiry of the Pealiody iarnily, by C M. Endieott, Esq., of ^aleni, publis'ned 
in the KrciSTKR in IS 18-9, vols. ii. und iii. To this he a;)pended a pnrtial record 
of the Paybody furdily by 0. Frank Pabodie, of Providence," li. 1. 

From 1»38 to lS16, Mr. Peabody wa-; in busine^3 in liiin^ior, Me., and in that city 
was juarried. May i^p, I8il, to Cliarlotte Catlicrine, daiia;iiter of Jaaies Crosby, 
Esq. She died Nov. 18, 11-141. From Ban i^or lie reinove<i to Bost.in and ensagcd 
in business as a couimis.sion nierciiitnt. From 1850 tj 1854 he wis ahsent in Cali- 
fornia and the Sandwich L^lands. In 1803 he received a comuiissi.jrt of Justice of 
the Peac(! fbr the County of SufFiik. 

To his Iriend, William C Todd, Es'j., a loembcr of ouv Society, %vho knew him 
in his b-)yfiood, and wiiosc intercourse "^va^ reuewed on his removal t> Boston. I am 
indebted for the following sketcli. " For some yours past he has hcx-n in the ^ervlco 
of the city as a collector of taxet-. He has been much interested in ids nati'"e town, 
especially in encour<v:rinf^ tnc culture of ornaniental trees, nnd in 187G eau-ed to be 
planted, at his ovru expense, seventy-five elm ticcs alonj^ the higiiwaNS, as his cen- 
tennial yift. 

" Daring the winter of 1870-77 he contracted a severe co!d. from which he never 
recovered. He was soon obliged to le.ave his business, and he entered the Homxo- 
pathic Hospital for treatmenc, where he remained several months, but without im- 
provement. In Jane he went to the home of his brother in Maine, where he died 
of consumption. 

" Jtir. Peabody was a warm-hearted, earne.=t, conscientious man. lie was much 
intcref;tcd in the work of our Society, and was a regular attendant at its meetings." 

He became a member Fob. 20, 1808. 

Davip IIaui.ow Pr.ASr:, Esq.. of Norwalk. Ohio, a corresponding member, was 
born at Somers, Conn., Nov. 9, 1800; died atNorwalk, Juno 13, 187-2, aeed45 vears. 

He -vvas tlie son of Erastusaiid Clarissa (Hume) Pease. The father is stililivinir, 
at the nge of more than H)ur ^corc years, and resides at Detroit, Mich. In tiie year 
185'3. Mr. Pease removed to Norwalk, Ohio, and in company Avith iii^ brother M. 11. 
entered into the book business. He subsequently puiciiased the interL-st of his bro- 
ther, and adding thereto a stock of drugs, continued the business til! IS61, when he 
retired, having preYio'i--.ly been elected County Auditor. This office ho lield for 
three terms, or r.ntii lc:70, when he again entered into active business, in which he 
coniiuued until his deatli. 

Mr. i-ea^e was prominent in every good and charitable enterprise, and his Evm- 
patliies once enli-tcd in a cause, it was sure to be worked to a successful condu- 
sion, if earn'.'sr. indetutigi'ole laf>or could accomplish it. He wa- prominent as a 
member of the Fire!-ind>5 Historical Society, and Young Men's Library Association, 
and much of their success is due to his efforts. He was also a member of the Board 
of Educati(jn of Norwalk, the me.mbers of which convened on the day of liii- decease, 
and passed resolutions of respect for hi.s memory and of .symjiathy to the widow 
and faniily. 

He v/as twice married : fii>t, to Anna M. IjCwIs, of Pittsburg, Penn., born June 
23, 1829. ]>y her he had tv/o eiiildren : William Milo, born April 1. In53, and 
James Coltin Lewis, !)0)-n April 13, looG, died July, ISSfi. He was ;i;arried .«econd, 
to Sarah Burton, of Clevelai\il, Qluo, Sept. 1, 1857. SiiC was "Oorn June 9. I8'J8, 
and Wiis a graduate of llrlyrjke Seminary, liadlcy, Mass., 1855. By her he had 
four children : Jvni.- I'airton, ba-n Oct. 21, IS'A) ; J;\dks Lewis, b.rn Jinc 05, 1861 : 
Oharhs Harlow, born March 14, 16'JG ; Fannie Eli^iabeth, born Nov. 30, 1^G7, and 
died Jan. '2r>, 18/2. 

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250 JVccroIorf)/ of Historic, Genealogical Society. [April, 

Mrs. Pfi;ij;e Ftill live? in Xorwalk. and to her vrc are indebted for a copy of the 
" Nonvrxlk Ketlector " of Jan. 15, 1S72, and other data, from which this s*lcetch is? 
compiled. 

His ruembership dates from Feb. 10, 1802. 

Thomas Wrsght, M.A., of London, Enir., a corrcsiiondin^; member, was bora ir. 
the vicinity of Ludlow, Eui^., April '21. 1810. lie died at Chelsea, L-ondon, D-^:. 
23, IS77. aged G7. 

Mr. Wrii^ht waf? an aoeomplished scholar, and among the most eminent of modcrr; 
antiquaries. He received his early education at the LTaiamrir school of King Edward 
VL, liicated near the place of h.is birth, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where 
he took the deirree of B..A. in 1834, and of M.A. in 1S37. Adopting the }irofe*sioQ 
of a man of letters, Mr. \Vi-ight, in 18.J5, removed to London, where he iia.s since 
resided. \Vhi!e an undc-rgiaduato at Cambridge he became a contributor to the 
"Gentleman's Magazine,"' the "Foreign <.^'uarter!y Review."' and to '' Eraser ".s 
Magazine." He took an active part in the establir-hincnt of the Caa^den, Percy, 
and ^hakppeare eocietie^, and edited many important works published by them. 
Mr. ^Vright wa'< as industiions as he was k-arned, and of the nearly forty publica- 
tiiinp by him named in the Catalogue of the London Library niany are in Latin. 
.^ome in Anglo-Saxon, some in >»orman French ; and it was owing to his writ- 
ings in connection with early French literature that in IS 12 he was elected a 
corrcsjXiiiding member of the Academic dcs Inscriptions et Jielle.-^-Lcttres. 

A list of his numcvoufi publications may be found in x\llibouo's Dictionary of 
Author.s, vol. iii. p. 2^61. 

His membership dates fium Sept. 24, 1S6'3. 

Geohge Wilt.iam Gokoon, Esq., of Eoston. n life member and benefactor, was born 
in Ewter, N. JL, i'ef>. S, ISOl, and died in Boston. .N'ov. I'J, 1877, aged 70. 

From a carefully prepared meniurial of Mr. Gordon, by his son, in the archives of 
the Society, and to which reierence m;iy be had, we learn that !;e was a descenriant 
oi Aici'uukr^ G<:<rdi)n, wl:o emigrated from Scotland to New Enc^land in 1G52, and 
settled in Exeter, N. H., abouc 16(i0 ; through Thomas." born in Exeter, 1678: 
Nat/in, ikl, ^ b(n'r\ 1728; atid ./a/m.* bum in Exeter, June 19. 170.5. John* married 
Mary Buchiler, who was born ni East Kingston. N. H., Jan. 4, 1764. George Wm.* 
Gordon w.is the youngest of their iijur sons (Nathaniel B., John T., Stephen L.. 
and George W.), and v,-;i5 educated at the town schools of Exeter, and at Philips 
Exeter Academy, from v;hieli he graduated in 1819, havini' the valcdictor}- at the 
exhibition, and receiving one of the irrst two diplomas issued hy tliOt institution to 
its seholars. After his graduation he ente.'-cd the store of his brother, Stephen, in 
Exeter. Soon after he remo\cd to Boston, when he entered the store of Daniel 
Denny. In 1830 he farmed a copartnership with Lewis T. Stoddard as iinporters 
and dealers in dry goods. After the dissolution of the tirm of Gordon and Stoddard. 
Mr. Gordon, about 1838. entered into business with David W'^od, under the lirm of 
GordoTi &■ Wood. This connection was dissolved in consequence of Mr. <.Tordon s 
appointment as postmaster of Boston in 1841, which otfico he held until the re- 
appointment, by I^resident Polk, of Nathaniel Greene in 1843. In Lb50, Mr. Gordon 
was again appointed to this office by President Fillmore, and held the position until 
the appointment of E. C. Bailey by JVesident Pierce. From 1843 to i84(), Mr. 
Gordon resided as coiisul at Puo de Janeiro, Brazil. When he returned to the 
United States he again engaged in mercantile pursuits in Boston. But in 1849. 
positioTis in the civil service of the United States gjvernment being oiliarLd him. be 
relinqui>-ht-d his commercial plans fjra time, which he resumed i^fter his resignation 
as Postmaster in the aiitumn of 1853. At the request of his friends, in 1856 be 
allowi.'d the use of his name as a candidate for the position of governor of Massc- 
chusetts, by the party favorable to tiie election of Millard Fillmore for the presidency. 
From October, 185G, to 1873 he had the gfnernl agency of the Liverpool & I/jndon 
and Globe Insurance Company for tiio New England states. Since 1858 he has 
also given his attention to the Berkshire Quartz Sand Mines, of which he was the 
proprietor. 

Mr. Gordon married. June 22, 1830, Katherine Parker Sleein-r. by whom he had 
four chihlren : Helen, Kate (married H. L. H. HoiTendahl, JSLD., Oct. 15, 1856), 
George Huntly, and Grafe, all of whom survive him. 

His acceptance of membership i.s dated Dec. 6, 1873. 



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Eenj-amin Edwakd Bates, Enq., of Boston, a lifc-mcaiber rmd benefiictor, was 
born ]n Norton, Mass.. Julv 12, lb08, and died in Bopton, Jan. 14. 167S. atrcd Gl>. 

lie v.-as the son oi iJca. Klb:nah Batts, and rcrcived his education at ^V^entham 
Academy, in -which iiistitntion ho was subsequently employed for a brief period as 
a teacher. On his reiaoval to Boston, he entered the dry-goods store of Barnabas 
T. Loring, on Wn.-hingtora iStreet, and was subsequently a member of tiie firm. On 
the deatli of Mr. Lorin:r, Mr. Bates formed a copartners! dp under the firm or Davip. 
Butc.^ & Turner, who for several years di<! a large and success^fui business as job- 
hero and )mponer.=? of dry goods. In IS 15 Mr. Da"\is retired, and the tirm became 
J5atr;s, Turner k- Co. 

iMr. Bates early became interested in the development of the fine water power at 
IvewiftoD, Me., and was the pioneer in the manufacturing estaldishments which have 
been the making of tliat enterprising city. He was the'tirst treasurer of the Lew- 
istou^U ater-f'ower Coiupany, and for many years, to the time of his death, treasu- 
rer of tlie Androscoggin Mills, and of the Bates Manuihcturlng Company at Lewi.s- 
ton. and a director and owner in other mills there and elsewhere. The college at 
Icwiston, named in hi.s honor, is indebted to liira for its first great endowment." 

A fev; years alter the establishment of the Jinnk of Commerce, Mr. Bates became 
its president, a positioii which he retained till Jiis death. He was also a director in 
the L:tu:m BaciJic iiailr>);!d, and held intimate and re.-ponsible relations with several 
of the largest business in^tituti..ins of the city and state. 

Mr. Bat.js wasa liberal contrihutor of his means and counsel to religions and be- 
nevolent enterprises, tie was one of the founders of the Central Con2TCgational 
C'uir^-h in li'Hton. and in all its vicissitudes a tirm friend and generous helper. 

Mr. Bates was twice married, his first wife being a daughter of Preston thonherd, 
well known as proprietor of the Bromheld. and hiib-^equently of the Pearl-Street', 
Ilouse. By her he had a daughter, Mrs. Mary B. Hammond, of New York. By 
liis "^eooTid wife, v.iio survives him, he had a son and two daughters. 

He v.as admitted to jnemliership, Dec. 31, 1873. 

Eev. Rorr.HT Boi,TOx, of Lewicboro', N. Y., a corresjtonding meml>er, was born 
in Bath, in Somerset, Jvig., April 17, 1814, and died in Pelham, N. i'., Oct. 11 
1877, aged 63. 

lie was the eldest son of the Rev. Ptobert and Mrs. Anno (Jav) Boltor. Hie 
motfier was the eldest daughter, and child, of the Kev. William Jay, of Bath. En^-., 
well known as tiie autlior of the " Morning and Evening Eserci.ses," so profiutble 
as p. christian manual. 

TJie subject of this sketch was the author of a '" Genealogical and Biographical 
account of the family of Bolton, in Englr.nd and America," published in 1662, 
reference to which will render it unnece.<-sary to trace his iienealosv. He was also 
the author o! tiie " History of West Chester County, '^ in two octavo volumes, pub- 
lished in IS48; the '■ History of the Protestant Episcopal Chuica in the County of 
West Ciietter." and '* Ct;ide to N-w Rochellc." 

lie married. firs% Jan. 8, iS.?8. Elizabeth Rebecca, daughter of James Brenton, 
of Isewport, R. i. She died without irsue, in New Rochelle, March" 12, 1652, and 
was buried m the faniily vault, Christ Church, I'ciham. Marrici, second. Jan. 5. 
185:1, Josephine, eldest daughter of Brewster and Elixaheth Woodhull, who--; pedi- 
gree IS also to be foutid in '■• Memoirs of tlie Baltou Family." She survives him 
wUh a family of eight .«oris and three daughttas. 

2>Ir. iSolton's early edu.^ation was at Mill Hill, about ten miles north of London, 
Eng. He studied mediciric under Dr. Younrr, at Henly on Thames, En:r., where he 
graduated, hut .^is tastes i.^r the auti.^ue and for heraldry kept him from tlie prac- 
tice, in 18'^G he came to the United States with his father and family, and com- 
menced larnnng at Ea^^t Chester. N. V. In 18.32, he moved to Jamaica on I^mg 
Isiand, anu Irom thence to New Rochelle. N. Y., wiiere he commenced a female 
aeauemy. wliich he afterwards removed to Tanvtown, N. Y., and in 18.08 to Bediord, 
Is. Y. He was ordained deacon in the Protestant Episcopal Church, Nov. 13, 1868, 
and took charge of St. John's Church, Lewi.shoro', N. Y. The next year, June 9, 
ISG'J, he was ordained pre.--l)vter. 

Mr. Bolhm liad a great' veneration for the historical. At his death he had 
nearly completed a revision nf his history of West Chester Co., on v.-hich tor many 
years he had been at work, iie was thoroughly religious, conscientious, and stnuL-ht- 
lorward; remarkable for energy and indu^Hry ; .so kind and .=ympathetio th u' lie 
seeieed to overlook the distinctions between his own and others' interests. By hi? 
knowledge of medicine he v/as helpful to the poor, to whom he delighted to rainietcr. 

Jiis membership datea from Nov. 4, 1SG4. 



252 Booh Xoticcs. [April, 



BOOK XOTICES. 

History of Drunsvick, Topshani. and Hnrpsiceil, Maine, inchtdinfj the Ancient T^rrit'iry 
linown as Pcitiiscot. ]]y George Augustts Wiieklek, M.l.)., iuid Henry \\'.^RRF.^■ 
Wheei-er. [Moitu.] Bo^:ou : AltVtd Muilcre it S'>n, Printers. liSTS. [f-vo. pp. 
viii.+OoO. Price, .-3:1. For sale by A. \Villiiiras & Co., 2S3 Washington Sa-eet, 
Boston.] 

The Ecnior anthov of this book, Dr. George A. Wheeler, is the author of the his- 
tory of Castine, Mo., which apnearevl three years ago. In preparing tlie })rfsenl- 
\York, he has had the assistance of his brother, Henry AV . Wheeler, Esq. Tiiese 
gentlemen are hrothsr.s of the late William A. \\'hee!er, A.M., of the Boston Public 
Lil>rary, the lamented author of " Noted Nan:es of Fiction," and sons of the ilev. 
Amos D. Wheeler, D.T)., long the pastor of the Unitarian Church at Tupsham. 
They have been I'amiiiar from youth -svith the scenes whose history they now* record. 

The work appears to be the result ot nuich patient research, and a larL'e amount 
of material concerning tlie history ui' ancient Pejepscot has been conectedanddi:rested. 
Isot far from 16:28, Th.oma'; Purchase, the tirst settler of this territory, located hiiL- 
eclf here, and pro!>ably within the present limits of the town of Brunswick. I-, 
W^'2, he and (Jeorgc W'ay obtained from the Council of Pl\ mouth, a patent of 
lands at this place. It is not known thai Way over settled here; but Purchase re- 
sided on the irant until driven etl' by the Indians in King Philip's war. After his 
death, his lands passed into the hands of Kichari Whartni, who died near the close 
of the seventeenth century. In 1714, eight persuas. mostly residents of Boston, pur- 
chased these lands from the administrator ut Wharton, and formed a company known 
as the " Pejepscot Proprietors." Till then, few persons had settled in this region. 
The company took in-a-aires, at once, to invite settlers to the territory. 

Brunswick and Tops'.iam received their n uues in 1717, thoui:h the acts incorporat- 
ing tiieia as towr^s were. Dot p,is.-ed by t!ie Generd Court of Massachusetts fui si^rne 
years, f>runswic]c being incorporated in IToS. and Topsiiam in I76i. Harpswe'l was 
a ])arisli of North Yarmoutli. and was incorp'.irated, by its present name, in 17o3. 

These settlements suffered much from Indian hostilities, in the latter part ci tlie 
seventeenth and the beginning of tiic eighteenth centuries, the inhabitants ha,ing 
.several times had tiicir cl\veliin:rs burned, so tivat they were obliged to leave their 
farms. Tiieliarlsiiipr^ and euil'orings endured by the settlers, from these and other 
causes, are well narrated in these pages. 

Brunswick holds an important place in the history of the state, being the seat of 
its first university, Bowdoin College, where the poet fjongfellow, and othar celei^rated 
tnen — authors, sti'tcsmen, clergymen, &,c. — were e<hicaied. Some of its professors 
liavc written works v,-hich have won a place in the literature of the country. The 
history of this instilution, and the Medical .School of Maine, Connected with it, will 
be found here; as will also be. accounts of the churches, trade, and social condiLion 
of the several towns. Over one hundred and tifty pages are devoted to biogiv.nhy 
and genealogy. Biographies <jf all the prominent men in thu.^e places, many ot tijom 
accompanied bs* fine portraits, are given ; as are also the genealogies of the early 
families. An appendix of more than seventy pages, idled with valuable statistics 
relative to the tijwns, and a fail index, add much to the value of the book. 

T!ie volume is well printed on iinepajier, arid besides the portraits, alread}' noticed, 
it is illustrated by maps and engravings. J. W. Dean. 

The Historic Alansio7is a/id Buihlinr/t of PInladdphia, v:ith Some Notice nf their 
Owners and Ocmponts. By TuoMi'sov vS E^T(:oTT, author of '" The Otlicial Guide 
Book to Philadelphia," •'A History of Philadelphia," etc. etc, [Motto and 
uionogram.l Philadelphia: Porter i. Coat<s. S-2-2 Chestnut Street. [1877. 8vo. 
pp. 506. Fur sale by Kstes & Lauriat, Washington St., B.^ton. Price, .^^'^-J 

Philadelphia is rici; in historic memories ; and the memorials of the great men 
who have lived there, and the srirring events which have transpired there, are an 
attractive subject for a book. Mr. Wcstcoit is well fitted for the task which he 
has: undertaken; and ho ha.s hero done ju«;ice to the men and events of v.liicli 
he writes. The vohim.o before us is full of intere-ting details and striking view- of 
this historic citv. The many who visited Philadelphia, in 1S76, will be glad to 



1878.] Booh Xotlces. 253 

revive thek rrcollootions of what iliey then eaw, and loam more of the history cf 
the landiiK.rks vvhieli they then looked upon. Those v,ho were denied this privilege, 
will find here some compensation for their los^s. 

Indvpendoiirv II .11. where the fau>ou« declaration, which made U3 a nation, was 
vifued; thehou----^ wh.-re Jeifersou composed that declaration; Carpenter 6 IJalJ. 
where the f.rsi. cviuiafutal congress assembled , and otiier places connecied with 
re^olutionarv tlMOs, i.aiurally eiifrvosped much attention dr.rinrr the centennial year; 
hut Philadefphi I na.s memorials of her earlier and later history, whieii have scarcely 
less interest than these. • ii • i 

The Tevulutinnary mementoes ritriitfullv hold a prominent place in this volume, 
but Mr. \\'c.st<-ntt has not n?2;lected the scenes vrith which the Swedish pioneers la 
the settlement of th,-.!; iCLnon", Penn and his colonists, i-Vanklia and his Junto, and 
other men w'losc niimes are on al! I'lDs are associated. ..,, , , 

The volume ic an elesant suecimen of printing and bindiu:;. It is ihu?Lratccl by 
a view 0/ ''The Scate^nou^a in Phikdclnhia in 17TS"" (Inaependenee IIaU), .;n 
etcel, asa frontispiece, while numerous engravings on wood, in the nighest style 
of the art, are interspersed through its pages. A full and excellent index grcany 
increases the value of the book. ■'• ^^ • ■^* 

Essex Institute Historical CoUectlom. Vol. XIV., Part HI. Ju^v, 1577. Salem: 

Printed for the Esses Institute. 1678. [8vo. SO pages, 133-232.] 
Bulhtin of the Ess.t Institute. Salem. Oct.. Nov.. Dec, 1S77. Vol. 9. Nor.. 10, 

1 1, 12. [8vo. :U pages, 151-iSi, title and contents.] 

We have before us the third quarterly number of the fourteenth volume of the 
Historical Collections of the p:i«es Institute. In this valuable periodical, tnelnsti- 
tute has preserved a mass of material for the history of Essex county, ccn^i^ting ot 
records, historical papers and g-onealcL'ies. The nresent number contains tae l.jUow- 
ing communications, namely : Ev James Kimball, an account of the '' Exploration 
of the Merrimack River, in IG.sS; bv Order of the General Court," and a continua- 
tion of the " Orderly Book of the Regiment of Artillery raised for -Oelencc ot 
Boston." Bv George B Blfxheite, "Records of "Deaths of the First Caurch zn 
Rowley," continued. By .Mat-hew A. Stickney. "Almanacs and tneir Author^,- 
continued. The number closes wich an instalment oi the ri cords ot tae Rev. \. k- 
liam Bentley, D.D.. pastor of the East Ciiurch, ^alem. Mr. Kimbaiis paper en 
the exploration of tlie'Merrimack, in 1H33, is accompanied by a hcliotype fac-s;miie '.i 
an ancient manuscrint plan, Ibund. a vear or two airo, among the lile.s of mi--ccuanecu3 
papers of the Es^ex "Court of General Sessions. It is endorsed, '^Plat ol Moreniaci 
River from \^ See up to 'NVenepesoce Pond, also the Corses trom Dun&rao.e to x'en- 
nv-eook. Jn" Gardner." Besides its value as, to use Mr. Kimball's words, "the 
earliest survey yet discovered of the Merrimack river from its moutii to its sourcs, 
it has an interc-"t, at the present time, from containing the name and loeanoa ot the 
Kearsart'e (spelk-.l here '' Carasaea ") mountain, concerning which s:) much has 
been wrllten {ani-=,xxzi. 411). Tiie plan le. without date or accompanying docuj 
ments ; but it was not probably made much later than the middle of the seventeenth 
century, as John Gardner, of Salem, the only person of the name known at an ear^y 
date as a survevor, removed to Nantucket in 1676. He died in 170G. aged b'J. 

The " BiiUei'in " contains the proceedings of the Institute, from Sept. 10 to Dec. 
31, IS77. This is?ue completes the ninth volum.e. J- '^- °* 

!%■' Annals of Unnpslmd. 1613 /o 183=2 ; also the Rise and Growth of the Society 
cf Friend s' on Lor. J- Island and in I^rw York. 1G57 to 1*^26. By Hlnrv O.Nt)E?.- 
do.s-k:, Jr. Hempstead, N. Y. : Ix^tt Van de Water, Printer and Publisher. Ife.S. 
[8vo. pp. 107.] 

Jlr. Onderdonk has long been an authority on the local history of L-'mg Island. 
It is upwards of thirty years since his tirst work, "Revolutionary Incidents m 
Queen's County," appeared ; and no less than nine subsequent works from his pen, 
illustrating the history of that island, have been published. Theyali shov,- an ex- 
haustive re-earch ; for Mr. OiK.lcrdonk is a persevering collector of facts, from Y, ^ ^ 
grasp nothing Cbcajies. " Scarcely anything in this bjok," says the author, * hr_s 
heretofore appeared in an v history, its c mtents are mo.-tly compiled from tne '"•^cor.us 
of the town. The first volume (from 1G13 to IG'^G) is lost, and three otners (A, h 
and C) are much wnrn. Tiie originrl records (lf;''T to 17S3) werqlct lu ..North 
Hempstead at the time that ihuc tuun wa.s set on f rum liompsiead. The copies _tnb.;:n 
from them, and uow in Hempstead, are incomplete, and not trustworthy. Ine books 



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from A to F (1G57 to I782) contain rainiitw of town nioctinc;??, sid most of the land 
titles. Tiiere is also a copy of the Duke's Laws, ii Look of Land Surveys (1742) ; 
and a tattered record of tiie town court.'" 

After aiviriij an a'^ooniu nf the tondition of the town and church record? in other 
places in the vicinity, Mr. Onderdonk, continues : '• It raaj' bo said in general that 
all loose papers liled in the town and county oilices are lost." " To the Society of 
Friends belonas the nre-eniinencc of possessinij the cornpletest and best preserved 
records of marriaires, birth? and deaths, and also of church discipline. These date 
from 1G03 down to tiie present day, and are in the keeiiins: of the clerks of Jericlio, 
Westbury, Flusiiing and New York monthly raeetiuirs.'' 

Tiiose interested in the hittorj- of Long l-^hmd cannot be too thankful to Mr. On- 
derdonk for having gathered np and placed in a permanent form so many vakia])le 
incidents in its annals. j. w. d. 

The New York GcncaiOjical and Biograpliiral RcconJ, Devoted to the Infcrests of 

American Genealogy and Bioqrapliij. Issued (.Quarterly. [Seal.] January, 187.">. 

Published for the Society. Mott Memorial Hail, No. 6-1 Madison Avtuue, New 

York City. [Published quarterly. Price, .<"2 a year.] 

This is the first number of the n'nth volume of this useful periodical. It contains 
a biogi'aphioal sketch of the Kev. liohert Bolton, ar.thor of the History of West- 
chester County, by Kev. Beverley Pi. Betts ; an article on the ancient families of 
New 3"ork, by E. 11. Purple; records of monthly meetings of the Friends of Fiahway 
and Plainfield (N. J.), and of the First Prr«hyterian and llefbrmed Dutch churches 
of New York cit\. It hos also a variety of Notes and Queries, Notes on Books and 
Obituaries. The work is ably edited, and is deserving of a large subscripiticn list. 

J. w. D. 

A Centennial Historical Sketch of the Toirn r.f Xe^v Jjmidon. By W. II. Star?. 
New London : Publislied by Cliarlcs .\ilen, 51 State St. 3876. |6vo. pp. 'J6.] 
This is a valuable addition to the historical literature brought out by the late cele- 
bration of the centenary of American Independence. The author is the seeretary 
of the New London County lli^torical Society, which is doing good service in the 
preservation of the history of the eastern portion of Connecticut, as tiie reports of 
their meetings, in the Ke'jister, fully show. J. ^v^ d. 

An Address delivered at ^Vatertown, Ct., in the Congregational Churchy on the 
Evening of the 2Gm of September, 1677. before the Agricultural, HortitncUural and 
Morse Association of that Town, at their Fair held on the 25th, 26ih and -Jllh of 
September. By Hon. Samuel A. Foot, LL.D., of Geneva, N. Y. Published by 
ordc'T of the Association. Geneva, N. Y. : The Gazette Steam Printing House. 
1877. [8vo. pp. 1-2.] 

Judge Foot, tlie author of this address, is also tlie author of the two volumes of 
Addresses, etc. printed in 1S7.3. and noticed in the Pf.gister, x.svii. 4-iS. He was 
long a leading lawyer in New York state, and ha,s held ttie oflice of Judge of the 
Court of Appeals. >Vatertown, where this address was delivered, is his native town ; 
■ and in his eighty-seventh vear he revisits it to addre-s his feiluw-townsmen. Ue 
gives in his address sound and practical advice to the farming population, inter- 
spersed with reminiscences of his own liie and experience. j. w. d. 

Magazine of American History, with Notes and Queries. Edited by John' Ai'Stin 

Stevens. Published by A. S. Barnes & Company, New 'i ork and Chicago. 

[Small •Ito. Monthly. Price, ,<5 a year.] 

Jlr. Stevens is to be congratulated on the success of his undertaking. So valuable 
and popular has he made the Magazine of Anierican History, that already the put>- 
lishers are unable to furnish the hrst volume to new subscribers. ^Ve are glad to 
note tliat the successive numbers increase in interest. 

Three num'jers of the second volume are bcfure us. namely, those for January, 
Fcbrua.-y and March, 1>7S In them, we find : The Fall of Alamo, by Capt. II. M. 
Potter, L'.S.A. ; Oriskany, by Gen. J. Watts de Peyster ; The Purtrailure of Wash- 
ington, by Isaac J. Greenwood, The Waltons of New York, by Mr. Stesens, the 
editor ; The Letter of Verrazano, by the Kev. B. F. DeCosta ; The Diirhton Rock 
Inscriptions, by Charlfs iinu ; Parkman's French Colonization in America, by the 
Rev. G. E. KUis; Charlo Garr,'il of <.'arr')llton, by J. C. Garpeiiter ; DeCeluron's 
Espcditiori tu tijc Onio, 1710, by 0. II. Marshall ;"Tne Four kings of CV.nad-t, by 
the Hon. John R. Bartlett ; Where are the Remains of Columbus? by J. Carson 



1878.1 Booh Notices. 255 

Brcvoort ; and Col. Kcdolphus Ritzema. by AVilliam Ilaii ; besMcs many Original 
Documents. Reprints, Notes, Queries, Replies and Literary Notices. The procecd- 
inr>-« of the New York ilistorical >x-ietv appear regulariy in tliis magazine. 

Mr. JDeCo.^ca's Cirtiole. which presents some new features iu the interesting dis- 
cub.ijii eonoeruiij;^ \ errazano {'uiue, xas. ISO, xxxi. 450), and which is to l>e con- 
tinued in a future numher, is illustrated by a portrait of Verrazano, reduced trom 
cue found in '• Uomini lilustri Tesoani." Other articles are illustrated, and all tho 
illustrations are of a hi^h order. 

Wc heartily rcconamcnd the magazine to our readers. J. w. d. 

The Gaiealogy of the Cushing Family. [Arms.] By LKMtrEL Gushing^ M.A., 
B.C.L. Montreal: Lovell Printing and Publishing Company. 1877. [Sm. Svo. 
pp. 104-fiiii. Price, in cloth. ^'J ; interleave<i, ^--50. Address the author, 
Bui, P.O., MoritreLil, Canada.] 
A Genealogical Record of the Arms Family in this Country, embracing all th-, known 
Descendants of Wil'iiini first , vko have retained the Family Same, and the 1 irst 
Generation of the. Descendants of other Names. By Edward W. Ar5:s. Troy, 
N. Y. : Published by the Author. 1S77. [Svo. pp. 57. Price .$4, postpaid. 
Address the author, Trov, Zn. 1'.] 
The He^dons in Emjland and America. A Fragment of Family Jhstory, the Result 
of a few Days' ll.starch in the British Musevin. By tiie Rev. ^V:LLIAiI B. Hey- 
DE.v. of Portland. Maine. C.S.A. London : James tpeirs, 36 Bloomsbury street. 
1877. fSvo. ■pp.46.] , „ ,. 

Pedigree of the Anaerd Family of [Johnes of] Dolau Cothi, from the iiaritcst 
Period to the Prcs-.nl Time. C'uhipiiedfrom various Sonrres. By John Rowland, 
Welsh Secretary and Librarian to the late Sir Thomas Phillips, of Middle Hill, 
Bart., F.R.S., P.S.A. Caermarthen : William Spurrell. 1677. [8vo. pp. 23.] 
Gtmalorni of One Branch of the Carpenter Fcrnihj. By IMaiitin L. Ro-.frts. 
OctoU'V, iS77. [Motto.] 'Enterpri-e Printing Company, Willimantic, Lcnn. 
[Svo. pp. 9+11 ,. ,. „, 

A Parlia! Rtcura of the Descendants of Walter Briggs of Westchester, A. } . lo 
irhirh arc add'd 'Some Account of his Ancestry. Collateral Branches, Origin of the 
Family Name, Aneiint Pedigrees. Wills, etc. etc. Compiled by Sam. Bbiggs. 
Cleveland, O. ; Printed for Private Circulation only, by Fairbanks, Briggs >.\; Co. 
1870. [Large 4co. pp. :-0+l.] ' 

A Record of Some of the Descendants of Edward Bughy, who settled in Roxbury, 

Miss., in 1034. Killinirlv, Conna-ticut. 1877. [itu. pp. 17.] 
A Record of Some of the D'scendc.-its of John Holmes, who se'tied in Woodstock, 

Conn., in\Gi'o. 'Kiilinglv. ConnectKut. 1877. [ito. pp. ll+H.] 
KWO. A Fainilu Sjucemr. ' iful .—Record of Proceedings at the First Gathering 
of Descendants of John Shillabcr at the Old Homestead, Ptabody. Mass., October 
4,1877. [Motto.] Boston : C. W. Calkins Jo Co., Printers. 1877. [S'l. 16mo. 
pp. 48.] 

The record of the Coshinir family commences with Thom.xs Gushing, of Jlarding- 
hara, in Norfolk, who flourished in the times of Henry VL and Edward i\ . (see 
Register, xlx. 3y). Fr^ia hiui was descended, in the sixth generation, Matthew 
Cushinij, who t^ectled in ilin^liam in ItiSS, and who is the ancestor of the lainily to 
which the volume before us is devuted. Tiie bwk is carefully prepared, and veil 
arranged, with a good index. It is the result of much research, including an exten- 
pive orresp.'ndcnee. . • -i v 

William Arm.-!, to wliose descendants the next work is devoted, is said to ba^e 
cotr.e from one of the Rritisli channel islands, and settled in Hatfield, Mass., as early 
as PJ77. lie died in Gr.-entield, in 1731, a^ed 77. I his genealogy embrac-s -^43 
families, and over a t!lOl!^^a^ld individuals. The author has spent his leisure hours 
for three years in ciiUctin:; the materials. He is now engaged on an '' Adacuda, 
to be prirlte<l and sl!,i gratis to his subscribers as soon as he has sold enough copies 
of t';i^ hook to r.-pav the Cost of publi.-atiun. 

The lievd.,ns m En-land were seated in Norfolk and Devon, and pedigrees are 
given of both lines. The American nortion of this pamphlet gives one line of the 
descendants of John Haydtn, of Dorchester, with the author's rensons for believing 
that he w:is a .s<m of (Jid'ejn llaydon of Ebiijtd and Cadhay in Norfolk. 

Mr. Rowh.nd's nedigree of the Joline^ family shows mueh learned research into 
the pedi-recof an ancient Welsh family of John.'s, or June-;, now extin.vt in the 
male line; the lust uiiile ropresi iitariVe beiuL' the hue .f..;hn Johms, r.:^-[., ot 
iJolau Cotiii, for many ytars judge of the County Cuuit in tliat district. 



256 Booh JVbtices. [xVpril, 

The Carpenter pamphlet traces one line of the descendant? of William Carpenter, 
an early setlicr of ^Veylnoutl!, \rho came in tlie jjcvis. from Sjutliampton, in 163S. 
Tiie dates are precise and full, and the getierilosry veil arranged. Martin Leonard 
Robertp, Esq., (-f New Haven, Ct.. the cumpiier, married a dangliter of Anson 
Carpenter, <>} E;-',st Hampton. Ct., a descendant in the cij^hth ireneration. 

Walter Brigt\s. whogc descendants are iriven in the next wurk, ^ras the tre.sjye or 
grcat-great-£:rand5on of John Eria^s. who settled at Newport. R. I., as early as 
1033; and the book irives the early descendants of tliis cmiirrant. as M^ell as those 
of \Valter. We have hero also some account of other emigr.»nc8, by this name, 
viz. : ClenQCDt, of Plymouth, who came in the Fortune, in 16~1 ; Jolin, of iSand- 
Trich, who came in ti;e Blessin":, in 1C35 ; and Walter, of Scitnate, 1613. The 
authur is a memlxr of the Westcin Re.-erve and Northern Historical Society. 

The I5iii;by andilelmes Genealo_n'es are by tiie Hon. Edward H. Eu:;'nee. of Kil- 
line;ly, Ct., and a c.jpy of each has been made from his own manuscripts by the t3"pe 
writing process for tiic New Entdand Historic. Genealogical tfociety. These two 

fenral'jgies are earcfully prepared. Appended to the Holmes genealogy, is the poem 
y Oliver Wendell Holmes, read at the Woodstock celebration, July 4, 1877. The 
poet belongs to this family ot Hohnes. 

The riliillaber " Family Sjuvenir " gives, among the proceedings at the family 
gathering at Peabody, an able address by Charles P. Shillalier. £.«q., of F>oston, and a 
characteristic poem by Benjamin P. ShiUa'oer, Rsq.. better known by the pseadon^Tii 
of Mrs. Partington. The names and residences of those present are appended. 

The Peiinsyloahia Magmine of History and Biography. Yol. I. Philndelphip. : 
Publication Fund of the IJiLUorical Society of Pennsylvania, No. 620 Spruce 
Street. 1S77. [8vo. pp. 510.] 

This is the first annual vidumc of the Penwyhania Magazine, a quarterly periodi- 
cal issued by th.c Historical Scoiety of Pennsylvania. The first number appeared 
last spring, and was noticed in the July Register (ante, sxxi. 350). The luil vol- 
ume shows that the character of the work has been well sustained. The last number 
contains Mr. MacVeagh's eulogy on William Penn, the- founder of Pennsylvania, 
■with a portrait ; Dr. Lambdin's centennial address on the battle of Gcrman'cown, 
illustrated M'ith two plans : a portion of a Journal, by "William Riack, of a mission 
to tlie Iroquois Indians. 1741 ; a memoir of Col. Thomas White, of Maryland ; ruore 
centennial mercoirs, including Samuel Adams, Jonathan Eimer, Abraham Clark and 
Isaac Norris ; besides many other valuable articles. This periodical is furnished 
to the subscribers to the Publication Fund, without charge. To others, the jirice is 
three dollars a year. We cheerfully recommend it to our readers as a valuable peri- 
odical, well worth the subscription price. J. w. d. 

Washington County and the Early Settlements of Ohio; being the Centennial Historical 
Address before the Citizens of IVoshn yton County. By Israel ^VAKD ANORrws, 
LL.D., President of .Marietta C ■liege. Marietta, Ohio, July Ath, 187G. Cincin- 
nati : Peter G. Thomson, Publisher, 179 Vine Street. 1877. [Svo. pp. 63. Price, 
in cloth gilt top. ^1.25 ; in paper, 75 cts.] 

Marietta, the shire town of W-ashington county, was settled in 1783. ^^This set- 
tlement " grew out of an appropriation of lands made by Congress in 1770, to the 
officers and soldiers of the army.'' Two men. Gen. Rufus Putnam and Doctor 
Manasseh Cutler, bore a prominent part in this settlement — the former, as the pro- 
jector and leader of tiie emigration ; the latter, in the purchase of land ana in 
framing tho Or'iinance of IT?" (■inte. ks.k. 4S-2). which gave an impetus to the 
settlement. To cliese men fall justice is done in the=c pages. The civil, ecclesiai*- 
tical and educational history of the county is attended to ; and we are glud to see that 
the history of its newspapers is not forgotten. Marietta College is located here._ 

An appendix contains tables of judicial and other otiicera who have exercised 
authority in the county, which will be found of much service. J. w. d. 

William Bhickstone. Boston's Fir.-t Inhabitant. [B-Jston. 12mo. pp. 36. For sale 
by A. Williams &. Co.] 

This pampldet consists of a poem on Blacksh^ne, in which is introduced a pano- 
ramic vision of the history of this peninsula as it is suppose-J to have been revealed 
to the eye of it* first English inhabitant. An introduction to the ftoem states " ^\ hat 
is known of Bhickstone'' : and illustrative notes ch'se the pamphlet. The author's 
ro,<enrolies lead him to the result arri'.vd at many years ago hy tho late Natiianiel i. 
Bowditch, Esq., that Blackstone's homcBtead was the land where Copley, the artist, 
re.':ided, and that Boston common was a part of bia pofiseesions. J. w. d. 



1878.] Recent Publications. 257 

~ Dcdicaiion of the Moni/mcnt on Bo.^ton Common erected to the Memory of the Men 
of Boston u:ho Di"/! m the Civil War. [Seal.] Boston : Printed by Order of the 
City Council. 1877. [Royal 8vo. pp. 144.] 

The corner-stone of the Army and Xavy Minument, on Boston Common, wag 
laid Sept. 13, 1^71, and seven ye^rs later, Sept. 17, 1378, the mv'nument itself '.vas 
dedicated. The design ot the monument is by^^Iartin Milmore, the eminent sculptor, 
and the structure was erected under a contract with him. The volume before u.s 
contains a (ii.-tory of the monument ; an account of the laying of the corner-stone, 
with the addresses, poems, etc. in full ; a description of the monument ; and lastly, 
the proceedings at the dedication. The Hon. Charles Deveas, attorney-general of 
the United State.-, delivered the principal addre^^s. 

This volume is elecrantlj printed, and is illustrated by a view of the monument 
and sep irate \iews of tlie statues, of which there are five : 1, America ; 2. Peace ; 
3, The Sailor: 4, History: 5, The Soldier ; and of the mezzo-relievos, uf which there 
are four : 1, Departure for the War ; 2, The Sanitary Commission ; 3, Return from 
the V/ar ; 4, The Navy. We are pleased to see the portrait of the president of ouj 
society, the Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, in the Sanitary group. j. vr. d. 

References to ike Coinage Legislation of the United States. By C. "W. Mori-Tf-N'. 
Cincinnati : Peter G. Thomson, 179 Vine Street. 1877. [Svo. pp. 25. Price, 
SO cts.] 

We have here a reprint of eeveral newspaper articles in relation to the United 
States coinage and the silver question, and an extract from a recent speech ia 
which the ali.thor condemns the act of 1373. Mr. ^loulton has given in this 
pamphlet p. synopsis of the legislation upon the coinageof this country, and tliefacL- 
he has collected will be eervioeable to his readers, irrespective of their views of finan- 
cial morality. J. ■"". o. 
Seen in an O'd Mirror. A Novel. By Maky Deaxe. London: Charing Cros= 

Publishing Company. 1678. [Fcp. Svo. pp. 333.] 

Though we have not met with any of Miss Dcane's writings before, ye: the 
present book shows a practiced pen, and we hope it will be followed by othei wor^s 
of equal merit. The author maintains to the end the interest of the "^torv, which 
is laid in the time of George II., and is descriptive of the manners of Bath, England, 
the resort of rank, wealth and fashion, one hundred and litty years ago. It L? a 
faithful picture of those times. 

Miss Deane belongs to a literary family. Her father, the Rev. John Bathurst 
Deane. M.A., F.S.A., of Bath, is the author of several works of great merit (ante, 
XXV. 239), and her grandmother, Mrs. Ann Deane, published an interesting volume 
on her travels in India. Other near relatives have been authors. We are pleased 
to see that the reputation of the family is so well sustained, though in a different 
field of literature. J- ^v". u. 



RECENT PUBLICATIONS, 

Received by the Xeic England Historic, Genealogical Society to ^Tarch 1, 1S73. 

Record of Officers and Men of >>w Jersey in the Civil War, 1S31-1SG5. Compiicd in the 
office of the A.ljatant General. Pu)>li;hed by authoritv of tlie Lesi=lature, Wihiam S. 
Stryker, Adjutant General. Trenton, N. J.: John L. Murphy, StCi-.m Book and Job 
Printer. 1S76. 2 volumes, folio. 

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. Edited by Rev. Charles Roser, LL.D. 
Vol. VI. Lfjndon : Printed for tlie Royal Historical Society. 1877. [3vo. pp. 4o9.] 

Cerenioriies at th::' Unveilini; of the Monument to Ro^cr Williams, erected by the City of 
Providence, with the Address by J. Lewis Diman, October 16, 1877. Providence: ii„i. 
[Svo. pp. 52.] 

A Sliort Bio^ranhical Sketch of Major James Potts, bom 1752, died 1822, to which is 
nripcnded copies ut' th" m<>-t importnnt pLiners '■elating to him, and two ancestral cljarts. By 
Thomas Maxwell Potts. Printed privately by the author. 1877. [Svo. pp. 8-5.] 

Proceedif:-s of the Grand Lod^-e of the Most Ancient and Honorable Fratern;iy of Free 
and Accepted Masons. . . . Annual Communication, December, \bi,, being Us one 
hundred and fortv-for.rth anniveisary. Boston: PreiS of Kockwell & Churchiil, 3'J Area 
St. Wg. fSvo. pt',4iy.] 

TOL. xxxu. 23 



258 Recent Pahlications. [April, 

A Centennial History of Fall River, Mass Comprising a record of its corporate progress 
from IG06 to 1876, with skitthes of it< manuf.icturintr industries, local and general charac- 
teristics valuable statistical tables, &c. &;c. Proparcil. under the direction of a committee of 
the city gcvernment, l>v Henry H. Earl, A.M. New York: Atlantic Tublishing aud 
Engraving Company. 1877. [Folio, pp. 2-52.] 

JProvincial and St;ite Paners. Miscellaneous Docnments and Records relating to New 
Hamp-;iire at dirfcrent periods. . . . PubliMit-d by authority of the legislature of New- 
Hampshire. Volume X. Conmiled and edited hv Nathaniel Bouton, D.D.. Corresponding 
Secretiiry of the New Hitmpshire Society. Concord, N. H.: Edward A. Jenks, State 
Printer.' 1877. [8vo. pp. 719.] 

Journals of the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the State of New 
Hampshire, June Session, 1S77. Manchester: John B. Clark, Printer. IS, 7. [Svo. pp. 
622.] 

P-o"eedin<^- on 'he Occasion of the Dedication of tlie Monument on the One Hnndredth 
AnniY^ersarv^of the Paoli Massacre, in Chester County, Pa., Septoinber 20, 1577. West 
Chester, Pa". : F. S. Hickman, Steam Power Printers, cor. Gay and Church Streets. 1877. 
[Svo. pp. 78.] 

Memorial of Francis Gardner, LL.D., late Head-Master of the Boston Latin School. 
Boston: Printed for the Tiostcn Latin School Association. 1S7G. [Svo. pp. 52.] 

Fortv-Fifth Congress. [First Sessicn.] Consrressionui Directorv'. Compiled for the use 
of Congrpss. LvBen : Perley Poore, clerk of printing records. First Edition. Corrected 
to Oct. Is, 1S77.' W'ashington: Government Printing Otiice. 1877. [Svo. pp. loO.J 

Ninth \nnnal Report of the Tnited States Geological and Geogrnphicnl .Sun-ey of the 
Territories emhrac'Tig Colorado and parts of adjacent territories, being a report ot progress 
of the exploration for the venr 187o. By F. V. Hayden, United States Geologist. Con- 
ducted under the authoritv'of the Secretary of the Interior. Washington: Government 
Printing Office. 1877. [8vo. pp. 827.] 

Memoir of the Life and Services of Colonel John Nixon. Prepared at the request of the 
committee on the restoration of Independence ILiIl, for the National Centennial Com- 
n"moration of Julv 2, 1776, and presented at the meeting in Independence Chamber, 
Saturday Julv 1, 1876. Bv Charles Henrv Hart. (Reprinted from "The Pennsylvania 
Magazine of History and Biography.") Philadelphia : 1877. [5V0. pp. not numbercd.j 

Annual Report of the Governor of the Northwestern Branch, National Home .^r Disabled 
Vohmtecr Soldiers. 1877. Natiomil Home Job Printing Establishment, near Mi.waukee, 
■Wisconsin, January, 1873. [Svo. pp. 24.] 

Proceedings at the Dedication of the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Librarv, 
December 6, 1877. Boston : Is.-ued by the Boston Public Library. Rockwell & Churchill, 
City Printer's, 39 Arch Street. 1878. [Svo. pp. 23.] 

Contributions to the Historj- of Medical Education and Medical Institutions iu the United 
States of America, 1776-1876. Special Report prepared for the United States Bureau of 
Education, by N. S. Davis, A.M., M.D. Washington : Government Printing OtEce. 187/ . 
[Svo. pp. 60.] 

No III Proceedings of the Worcester Societv of Antiquity for the year 1877, together 
\vith Inscriptions from the Old Burial Grounds in Worcester, Massachu.setts, trom 1/-, to 
18-59, v,ith Biographical and Historical Notes. Worcester, Mass. : Publisbea by the Society. 
1878, U.S.A. cii. [Svo. pp. 121.J 

Centennial Historical Discourse of the Presbvterian Church, Bedford, N. H., delivered 
Sabbath Julv 2, 1876, by the pastor, Rev. Ira C. Tyson. Prepared, oy direction Oi the 
Genc-al A^semblv of the Presi'vterian Church in the United States of America, .aanches- 
tcr : John B. Clarke's Steam Book and Job Press. 1876. [Svo. pp. 29.] 

Contributions to a Catalogue of the Lenox Library. No. L Voyages of Hulsius, &c. 
New York : Printed for the Trustees. 1877. [Svo. pp. 24.] 

Addresses delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Chicano Historical Society, November 
19 186'' bv Hon. J. Young Scamraon and Hon. Isaac N. Arnold. Incidents in the lives of 
Pr'csid'^nt Lincoln and Major Anderson, in the Biack Hawk War, Luther Haven. George 
Manierre, and other earlv settlers in Chicairo, together with a sketch ot the late Coi. oohn 
H Kin/ie bv his wife Juliette A. Kinzie; read before the Society, Tuesday Evening, July 
17' 1877 'sketches of Billv Caldwell and Shabonce. By William Hicklmg, Esq., and Coi. 
G.'S. Hubbard, and "The Winnebago Scare," by Hiram W. Beckwith, Esq. Chicago: 
Fergus Printing Company, 241-3 Illinois Street. 1377. [Svo. pp. 52.] 

Finding Lists of the Portland Public Library. W. S. Jones, Publisher. 1877. B. Thurs- 
tou & Co., Printers. Portland, [Svo. pp. 143 ] 

Fund Publication No. U. M:.ryland's Influence in Founding a National Comraonwealth, 
or the Historv of the Acc-Mon of Public Lands by the Old Cmfederation. Iheal] A 
Paper read b'fure the Marvhirid Hi.-tr.rh'al Society, April 9. 1877 bv Hen-ort B. A.k.pis, 
Ph.D., Fellow in History; John Hopkins University, bulnmore : lb/(. [»vo. pp. i^j.j 

Circulars of Information of the Bureau of Education. Nos. I. and II. 1877 

Washingtoa : GovcroxncQt Printing Office. 1877. [8vo. pp. lOo.] 



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259 



Deeds of John Gronaway, I3-5C. By "^Villiam B. Trask. 1S78. [8vo. pp. 4.J 

Pubii?. Le'lrtcr Almanac. IS'S. George V.'. ChilJs, Puhlkher, Chestnut Street, Fhil.idel- 
pbia. [Svo. pp. -57.] 

A Cat;\lo::'.iC of the Oflicers and Stodcnts of Tufts Collcsio. 1S77-S, and Triennial. 
Boston : Printed by John 6. Spooner, Province Street. [Svo. pp. 37-i-19.] 

Skctcli of the Lire of William Bianchard Towne, .\M.. Founder of the Towne Memorial 
Fund of the Ncv Eiij:Iaiid Historic, Genealogical Soc'ety, by John Ward Dear., K luor of 
the Historical and Genealofrical Register. Printed at the charge of said Fund, ij'^sron: 
Publi;lied Ijy the New England Historic, Genealogical Society, 18 Somerset Street. 1S78. 
[Svo. pp. I. 5.] 

Memoir of James William Beekmm. Prepared at the request of the Saint Nicholas 
Society of the City of New York, by Edward F. De Lancey. New York : Published by the 
Society. 1877. [Svo. pp. 17.] 

The Bristol County Directory. Containing a classified list of tlie profession^, trades, 
mercantile and manufacturing pursuits, arranged alphabetically for each city and tov.n in 
the county of Bristol, Mass., also containing Registers of the societies, town and county 
officers, etc., in tiie same countv. Compiled a!id pubhshed by Dean Dudley & Co., 2S6 
Washington Sti-?et. Boston: 1{S73. [Svo. pp. 212.] 

The Chelsea aud Revere Directory for the Year 1878. No. 14. Compiled and published 
by John Sale. CiK-i>ea: Sold by S.imiiel Orcutt. 2.J3 Bro>dway, corner Third Street, and 
at Boyden's Bookstore, 218 Broadway. [Price, c?2.00.] [Svo. pp. 272.] 

Oregon. Facts regarding it* ciitnatc, soil, mineral and agricukura! resources, nu.^.ns of 
communication, coraiuerce and indiist.y, laws, ere. etc., for genera! information, with maps. 
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Boston, Mass. 1377. [Svo. pp. 48. j 

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before the above .\ssociation, January 17, 1878. By Mr K. J. Wriirht. Puhli-liei by the 
Philadelphia Social Science Association, 720 Locast Street, Philadelphia. [Svo. pp. 20.] 

An Historical Discourse on Occasion of the 70th Anniversarj' of the Gathering of the 
Second Cimrch. Dorchester, delivered January 6. 1878. By James H. Means, D.D. 
Boston: Frank Wood, Printer, 352 Washington Street. lb;73. '[8vo. pp. 26.] 

Discourse Commemorative cf the late Profes.'Or Sandbom Tennev, of William? College, 
by P. A. Chadbouriie, D.D . l.L.D.. President of the College. New Y'ork : G. P. Putnam's 
Sons, 182 Fifth Avenue. 1877. [l2mo. pp. 2-5.J 

Re.gister of the Confederate Dead [Vignette! interred in the Hollywood Cemetery, Rich- 
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DEATHS. 



Bowles, Samuel, in Sprin^&eld, Mass., 
Jan. 16, a. 51. Ee was b. Feb. 9, 1826, 
in Springfield, where hi.s father had, in 
1324, sealed and est.-ibli-hed the Weekly 
Republican. At si.xteen, having ob'.ained 
a good comiriou school education, he 
entered his father's printinii olRce, and, 
at eighteen, induced his father to start 
the Daily Republican, the first number of 
which appeared March 27, 1844. There 
was then no other daily newspaper cut- 
side of Boston. Hi.s father died in ISol, 
after which he had the principal charge 
of the paper, and by Ids energy, saga- 
city and licerary skill, made it the lead- 
ing paper in the westerji part of the 
state. Few papers in Massachusetts 
have exerted a greater influeace. 



Mr, Bowles was the author of two 
books : " Our New West," and " The 
Switzerland of America." 

DoR.\x, John, Ph.D., F.S.A., editor of 
yotex and Qiu^riss, and an interesting and 
proline writer, died in London, January 
25, after a short illness, in his 7 Ist year. 
He was bora in London in 1607, his 
family having originally belonged to 
Drogheda, Ireland. 

Mr. Thorns, the founder and first 
editor of N. & Q., pays a tribute in 
that periodical, Feb. 2, 1878, to the mem- 
ory of his successor, from v.hich we 
make an extract : "Receiving nis early 
education ui France and Oerniany, and 
gifted with a memory that never failed 



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Deaths. 



[April. 



hira. Dr. Dorar. ■waa eminently fitted to 
rlisvhavgo ihe respon^iMe duties of an 
editor — duties calling for a combination 
of firmness m maintaininir the cliaracter 
of the journal under hi-^ chaise, Mith a 
delicate regard for the susceptibilities 
of contributors. Dr. Doran was, I be- 
lieve, under twenty ■when his 'prentice 
hand directed the Literary Chronicle; 
and, for tne last quarter of a century, 
hardly a publi>hing season has returned 
"Without pro'iuciiig some valued ■work 
from his pen. During the whole ol this 
time he wa^T a constant contributor to 
various literary journals ; and yet. such 
was his industry, th?t all t!-;is labor did 
not comptl him to withdrnw from that 
society M-here he was always so heartily 
welcomed, and where his loss will be so 
deej-ly diplored." 

At various times Dr. Doran acted as 
editor of the London At/icnceiim. lie 
began editing Xofes and Querws, Oct 5, 
1872, on the retirement of William J. 
Thorns, F.S.X. 

HowLiND, Benjamin Baker, in Newport, 
R. I., Oct. 21, 1877, te. 90. He was 
born in Newport. Dec. 11, 1737, He 
■was a dpsc^ndanl; in the sixth genera- 
tion frum John and FAizabeth (TUley) 
Ho'.riand, pilgrims of the Maytiower, 
through Jab'jz," one of the first settlers 
of Bristol ; Joieph,^ Joseph* and Hcnrij,^ 
his father, who died in i?43, aged 93. 
For fifty years, from lS2o, he was in the 
service of the town and city of Newport, 
as town and probate clerk. In 1829, he 
"was elected a member of the Rhode 
Island Historical Society, and from 1829 
to 183.5, and from 1833 to 1877, he held 
the office of cabinet keeper for the south- 

. trn department. (Cow;, f-y J. .1. How- 
land, Eiq., of Providence. R. /.) 

HujiTiN'GToy, Rev. Elijah Baldwin, in 
South Coventry, Ct., Dec. 27, 1877, a, 
61. He wa= a sou of Dea. Nenenilah 
Huntington, and was born in Bozrah, 
Ct., Aug. U, 1816. He was a member 
of Yak- College, class of 1840, and re- 
ceived from that college, in 18-51, the 
honorary degrae of k .M. He "^'as 
licensed to preach in 181-5, and. in 184'^, 
was ordained at Putnam, Ct., but was 
dismissed from his charge for vocal 
"weakncis in liS.50; after which he de- 
voted himself to teaching in Stamford. 
In l87o, he was settled over the Congre- 
gational church at South Coventry. He 
published a genealoc^'V of the Huntinston 
Family in 1S';3, and a lli-tury of .Stam- 
ford, Ct., in IS ',8. He also made large 
collections for a gejicalocry of the La- 
throp fuiUiiy, On the Gth of March, 
lSi3, he married Julia Maria, daughter 



of Thomas and Laura (Latlirop) SVelch, 
of Windham, who survives him. 

Perky, Mrs. Catharine Whittimore, at the 
residence of her daughter (Mrs. James 
E. Butts, Jr.), in Buttsville, McKean 
Co., Pa., Jan. 20, a. 72. She was the 
daughter of Lieut. "William Stevens, 
who served in the war of 1812, by his 
wife Rebecca Bacon, and was born in 
Bath, Me-, June 7, ISOo. She married, 
Nov. 11. 182.5. Stephen Perry, Esq., wh.o 
died in 1870 («;(.'»■, xxiv. 196). She was 
the eldest sister of the Rt. Rev. Williani 
Bacon Stevens, D.D., LL.D., bishop of 
Pennsvlvania, and the mother of the 
Rt. Rev. William Stevens Perry, D.D.. 
LL.D., bishop of Iowa. She was a 
fi'.iihiul wife and mother, a firm friend, 
and a zealous and devoted member of 
the Episcopal Church. 

Pouter, Col. Joseph, in Lowell, Mc., 
Feb. fi, 3. 77. He was a sou of Lebbeus 
and PoUv (Brastow) Porter, and was 
born in Wrentham, >la35., Dec. 19, 1800. 
He was a descendant in the seventh 
generation from Richard^ Porter, of 
Weymouth, freeman 165.5, through 
.7o/'-',- by w. Deliverance Byram : .Sa/a- 
uel,'^ by w. Mary Nash ; SamueU* by w. 
SariJi Josselyn ; Joseph.,' by w. Eliza- 
beth Burrill ; and Lebbeus,^ his father. 
He was one of the original members of 
the village church (Orthodox) at Dor- 
chester Lower Mills ; ■\>"a« elected captain 
of the Dorchester Rifle Company in 
1830, and in 1833 was chosen colont*! of 
the First Infantry Regiment. In 1834, 
he removed to Brewer, Me., and in 
1840, to Lowell, Me. On the breaking 
out of the Northeastern boundary 
troubles, in 1839, he raised a company 
of volunteers and went to tlie scene of 
action on the Aroostook river, and soon 
after was chosen colonel of the volunteer 
troops of twelve comp-anies. Col. Por- 
ter was for several vears a county com- 
missioner for Penobscot county, and a 
member of the Maine Ivegislature. He 
v/as father of the Hon. Joseph \V. Por- 
ter, of Burlington. 

Sever, Mrs. Anne Elizabeth Parsons, in 
Boston, Dec. 15. 1377. She was the 
"widow of Col. James W^arren Sever, a 
member of this society, a sketch of 
"whose life will be found in the Regis- 
ter, xxvi. 317. In her ■will she left 
genero-as bequests to many public insti- 
tutions, among ti;em live thousand dol- 
lars to the Ne%v England Hi-toric, 
Genealogical Society {(ifUc, p. 139). A 
biographical sketch "will appear in a 
futiue number. 



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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF IIEXRY WILSOX, LATE 
VICE-PUESIDENT OF THE I^MUED STATES. 

Dy the Rev. Elias Nasox, M.A. 

rpiIIS eniirient ftr.tesnirai and aiubor was the son oP "Wiuthrop 
-fi- and Abigail {V.'itliani) Colbfith, and \\a'S born in Fanuingiou,. 
StraHbrd County. X. IL, on the 16th day oi' February, 1^12. 

Tlie Col bath, Coolbrotb, or Calbreath"' iamily i:^ of respectable 
Scottish origin, and emigrated m or about ITli:^ to this country from 
the north of Ireland. Tlie name appears on tlie records of Xcwington, 
then a part of Portsmouth, X. H., as early as 1725, f and James 
Colhath, with his wife (.^live, renKjved from that place to that part of 
Koclicster, now Farmington, X'.IL, in or about the year 1783. 
They had issue — Leigluon, Independence, ^ViXTiiiiOP, Ilunkiug, 
Eenning. Kcziah, Dei^orah and Amy. 

A^'inthrop, the grandfather of 31r. Wihcn, married Hannah 
Koilins, of Xe^^■ingtun, and had, inter alios, Winthrop, born in 
Kochester, A[)rii 7, 1787 : married Abigail AVitham (born March 
21, 17S5) and died in Xatick, Mass., Feb. 10, 18G0." She died 
in the same town, April 8, 18')G. They had issue — Jeremiah J(mes 
(subsequently Henry ^N'ilsun), John F., Ciiarles, Samuel, Gei»rgc 
A. and Albert Col bath. 

The house in which the C'dbath family dwelt stood on tlie righ.t 
hank of the (Jucheeo River in FurminL''ton, and has iun[r since faU- 
en into ruins. I'hey were poor, but honest people, gainin2" a scanty 
subsistence by hard and incessant tuil. Jeremiah was early sent to 

* The Cal breath coat-of-arms (Scotland) is a "Bendy of six ars^ent and azure, on a 
chief sulde thn-e crosses p,itt'''i; <ir." — Barker's Enci/cljp'^dia of Ueraldry, in loro. 

t Mary CooUiruch " ownt-J the cfvetiatit " aii'i wa- laprizcd Sept. i;9, I7"25. Her child- 
ren, J.xrne^, riCKi.n, Wiljiaiu, Jo-euh, ijciijuini:i, St'-ann.ili and Mehltabli:, wore ai<o then 
baptized. Georj:c Coolbroti: " owtiel tlic co-.t'iaiK" ai:'! '.v;!.- lia;,'tiz'-d FJi. 1, 172?. He 
riuuricd in IT^iV l-Jizilr'.-th ilovt. Thuir son >5an;!!ol v.-.v, !jTot;zcii Oct. 19, \1V). Lcighton,. 
son of Jaint.s Coolbruth. was baptized ])ec. 1, I'iZ'd. — Xe'ciwjion ( S-i H.j. lictordii. 

VOL. xxxn. 24 . 



2'62 Biograp'/ucat Sheich of Ihnry Wilson, ['^"tyy 

the district school, wltcre lie ^cry soon learned to read and writer 
and where he nlwavd held himself in readiness to defend the vreaker 
party. Here is an instance. On one bitter cold winter morninsfy 
he saw the older boys huddling around the large fire-place of the 
school-lnMise and crowding the yonngor lads away to shiver on the 
long oaken benches. Indignant at such selfishness, he challenged 
one of the larger boys to hght with hiiu ; he gained the victory ^ 
and 60 established the right of his party to an equal footing at the» 
fire. For this he received his only flogging at school. In the main 
he was an obedient and industrious scholar, improving -well such 
opportunities as he had of acquiring the rudiments of a common 
education. 

When about eight years old, a little incident occurred which had 
some influence on his future life. "While playing one day in a sand- ' 
bank, a lady, passing in her carriage and observing liim witliout 
eirlier hat or shoes on, stopped and asked him if he knew how tcf 
read. 

" ¥"63, ma'am, prclty well," he answered. 

" Come, then, to my house to-morrou\" said she, and drove av/ay. 

It was Mrs. Anstress (Vroodbttry^ Eastman, wife of the Hon. 
Nehemiah Eastman, who lived in Earmington. Early the next- 
morning Jeremiah went to see the lady, v/ho said to him, " I intend 
to give a Testament to some one that will make good use of it; now 
take this book and let mo hear ^-ou read." Pie read a chapter clev- 
erly. "Now carry the book home with you," said she, ''read it 
through and you may have it." 

At the expiration of a week he called again at IMrs. Eastman's, 
told her he had read the book from end to end, and found it very- 
interesting. She examined him, and saw to her surprise that he 
had not only read all the Testament, but had also treasured much 
of it in his memory. This, he subsequently declared, was the start- 
ing point in his intellectnal life. Could he have had a better one? 

On the 7th of August, 1822, he went to live with ]Mr. William 
Knight, a substantial and hard-working yeoman of Earmington, to 
v/hom he was bound by indenture until the age of twenty-one. By 
the conditions agreed on, he was to v.'ork on the farm, to have his 
food and raiment, tiie privilege of attending schuol one montli every 
"winter, and to receive, at the end of his term of service, six sheep 
and a yoke of oxen. 

Later in life he touchingly alluded to these early days of trial in 
the foUovring words : 

" Poverty cast her dark and chilling shadow over the home of my ehild- 
hood, and want was there sometimes an unbidden guest. At the age of ten 
years, to aid him who gave cue heing in keeping the gaunt spectrf from 
the health of the mother who bore me, I \<dii the home of my boyhood and 
went to earn my bread by daily h^lor." 



1878.] BloQrap'hl:al Slcetcli of Heiiry Wilson. 263 

As lie advanced in years his toil upon the form became more ar- 
'diious. T^'^ith his inasier he cut ■svood in v.'iutcr, and svunij the 
scythe ^'n summer. Up early and down late, he had but little time 
for rest or recreation ; and as for money, that was out of the ques- 
tion. Coming to him one day, his master said: "Jerry, dig up that 
old stump in the garden and you sliall have a penny ; but mind me, 
you must do it after we come home from work at night I " The 
€tump was large and sent its roots far down into the soil. The 
youth examined it, and then at the close of day began with spade 
and pick-axe the hard work of excavation. He toiled niglit after 
iiight, trcnciiing, sapping, undermining; but still the veteran of 
many centuries clung immoveably to its earthy bed. At length 
Fast Day came on, and, working several hours by sunliglit, he suc- 
ceeded in removing the ancient settler from the garden. lie claimed 
his wages, and received just one copper cent — the first piece of money 
that he cer earned. 

Though held to such unremitting labor, he still found time to 
read upon the sabbath, and by the pine torch iu the long winter 
evenings. This was Ins diversion. Mrs. Eastman gave \m.\\ access 
to her husband's well selected library, and such was his thirst for 
information that when his term of service with ]\Ir. Knight expired, 
he had perused nearly a thousand volumes of history, biography, 
travels and romances ; together with all the then published volumes 
of the North American Review. His retentive memory held this 
literary wealth in store for the occasion. 

On arriving at the age of twenty-one years, he received of ^Ir. 
Knight five sheep and a yoke of oxen, all of which brought him 
eighty-four dollars in cadi. His first step now was to have his 
name, Jeremiah Jones Colbath, changed by an act of legislature 
to that of Henry ^Vilsox, and his second step was to seek 
employment. 

One month he spent in cutting logs iu the woods for the saw-mill. 
For it he received six dollars; "and when I got the money," said 
he, many years afterwards, " those dollars looked as large to me as 
the moon looks to-night." 

Seeing that a fortune could not soon be made in this way, Mr. 
"Wilson set out on foot and alone for Xatick, Mass., which was then 
somewhat noted for the manufacture of brogans. He went by the 
way of Xewburyport and Boston, wishing, as he said, to see hut 
just two objects on the route — the Bunker Hill ^^lonument and the 
office of the Xorth American Review ! Plaving satisfied his curi- 
osity as to these respective points, he arrived pennyless in Xatick, 
and at once began to learn the trade of making shoes. His eye was 
keen, his hand was quick, and he soon became a proficient in the 
busiiiess — making, in one instance, forty-seven and a half pairs of 
brogans without indulging in repose. The object of hi.^ iucessaut 
labor here was to procure the means for obtaining an education. In 



•2LU Biographical Shetch of Ilcnry Wilson. [Julr, 

a dehatln- club, established In the ^vintpr or 1^^35, he be-an to^dc- 
velop that ability and freedom in exteinpor;raeous speaknig tor ^valch 
he aitci-wards became so conspicuous. 

In ti.c sprin- of 183G he visited ^A ashington, D. C and ob- 
serving here the sale of the colored people, together >vith the suo- 
gerviency of northern congressmen to the slave i)Ower, he sa^s : 

" I left the capital of mv countrv with the unaltenfole resolution to give 
.all that I ha.l and all that' I hoped to have of power to the cause ot emau- 
cipatioii in America." ' 

The positi.m then takeii he never abandoned, and it mavbe_ con- 
sidered as the key to his political life. Returning from ^^ asiung- 
•ton, he studied succe-ively at the acaden.ies m ^tra lord, A\ ol boio 
and Concord, N. II., acrp.aintinu^ hiuK^elf with the pnnc.ples ot 
creometry, astronomv, rhetoric, inrellectual philosophy and the evi- 
dences of christianitv ; but on account of the tai urc of a t.iend to 
.^vhom he had lent hi^ money, he was, in 1^.3., obliged to abandon 
his acudendcal studies and to betake lumself to some employment 
to obtain a livelihood. Coming back to X.tick, he for some tune 
tauolit one of the public schools, and then, with a very slcnu^r capi- 
tal "b-o-an to manufacture shoes for the southern market, lais ^^as 
in the^spring of l'S38 ; and for ten consecutive years he conimucd, 
■with more o?less success, to carry on this business. ^ 

He married, October 28, 1840, Miss Harriet Malvma. daughter 
of Mr. Amasa and .Mrs. Mary (Toombs) Howe by whom he md 
one son, Henry HamUt,.n AVilson, born ^ov. 11, 1846, and died 
:at Austin, Texas, Dec. 24, 1866. 

Mr. Wilson commenced his political career as a wmg m lo4U, 
advocating in many public addresses the election of Mr. Harrison 
to the prelidcncv, and securing for hin:self a seat m the state legi.- 
lature, where he soon became prominent as a defender of the rights 
oftheworkinc. classes, and as an advocate of the emancipation of 
the slave. As a member of the State Senate in 1844 and in IM-j, 
he still labored, against bitter opposition, for the acknowledgment 
of the riohts of the colored people. In the year lo lo^vIng he was 
eiectod c;eneral of the third brigade of miiitia, whicn ofhce he held 
five consecutive years: he was also elected to tlie lower hou.e or 
-the oeneral court, where in February he made a memoraole speech 
a'^^ain^t the longer existence of slavery m America. . 

"a deleoate tS the Wlii- National Convention at Phdadelphia in 
1848, wldch nominated Gen. Taylor for the presidency, he with- 
•drew from that body and assisted in the organization o the Free 
Soil party. In support of this he edited, with ability, The Kepub- 
tican; fi' m November, 1848, until January, 1851. As chairman 
of the Free Sod State Committee he denounced the ^^'^^'^timent. of 
Daniel Webster-s speech of ^larch the Ttli, IboO, and f ^^ted a 
.coalition between tlic Free SoU and Democratic parties, by which 



1878.] Biographical Sketch of Henry Wilson. 265 

meaus Geor^^^e S. Boutwcll was elected go^ crnor of the state, and 
Ciiarlei. Suauier jjcnator in Congress. 

In 1851-2 ]\Ir. Wilson was sent to tlic State Senate, of which he 
was elected president. In 1853 he took n prominent part in the 
State Constitutional Convciitiou, speaking on ahnost every Cjuestion 
which came before tliat body. 

His leading political idea was " Death to human servitude I " and 
for the sake of bringing as much influence as possible to bear on 
this question, he entered the following year into the American 
Party. For tliis course he was severely criticized by those who did 
not understand his morive. 

On the resignation of Edward Everett, Mr. "Wilson was elected 
member of the United States Senate, where on the tenth of Febru- 
ary, 1855, he took his seat. He was forty-three years old, well 
read in civil and constitutional history, jirompt and fearless in de- 
bate, and solid as a r&ck in principle. The times were stormy ; the 
collision tKStween the Xorth and South upon the slavery question 
had begun in earnest, and Mr. Wilson threw himself with his whole 
heart into the contest. In his very first congressional speech he 
said: "We mean, Sir, to place in the councils of tlie nation men 
who, in tlie words of Jeffevson, ' have sworn on the altar of God 
eternal hostility to every kind of oppression lo the mind and body 
of man.' " 

Guided by this principle, and ably meeting every question on the 
grounds of the constitution, ]\Ir. AMlson soon became the acknow- 
ledged leader of the anti-slavery party in the national legislature. 

For his masterly defence of his colleague, Charles Sumner, when 
struck down by Preston C. Brooks, m ^May, 185G, he received a 
challenge from that congressman to fight a duel. But though fear- 
less for himself, his memorable reply was, "I have always regard- 
ed duelling as the lingering relic of a barbarous civilization, which 
the law of tl'c country has branded as a crime. While therefore I 
religiously befieve in the right of self-det'ence in its broadest sense, 
the law of my country and the mature civilization of my whole life 
alike forbid mc to meet you for the purpose indicated in your letter." 

In March, 1858, Mr. Wilson made an eloquent speech in defence 
of Massachusetts and of free labor; and in Januar}--, 1859, was 
reelected to the senate, where his course was marked by such vrisdom 
and ability in debate, tliat the General Court, June IG, 18G0, passed 
a resolution thanking him for " his able, fearless, and ahvays prompt 
defence of the great principles of human freedom while acting as a 
senator and as a citizen of the Old Bay State."' 

At the opening of the rebellion in 18G1, Mr, Wilson, as chair- 
man of the military committee of the senate, was in a position to ren- 
der important service to the administration ; and when he saw that 
the arbitration of tlie great national question must be settled hj the 
bayonet, he bent his whole energies to the support of the govern- 
voL. xxxn. 24* 



266 JBiographical Sketch of Hznrij ^V^hon. [July, 

mcnt — infroiluoing' bills f«n' tlie organizariou and equipment of 
troops, n,n(l einploying every means available for deveiopinsx and 
concentrating the military and naval forces of the north. From the 
outset of tlic contest he entertained the most profound conviction 
that the cause of freedom would eventually triumph : and in those 
days of doubt and ap[)reliension his cheerful voice vras heard in con- 
gress, camp and club-room, counselling united action and confiding 
trust in God. Ills activity at this time drew from Gen. AVinfield 
Scott the remark tliat '" Senator AVilson had done more work in that 
short session (of congress) than all the chairmen of the military 
committees had d<me for the last twenty years." 

Immediately after the disastrous battle of Bull Eun, July 21, 
18G1, he returned to Massachusetts, held a meeting in Fancuil 
Hall, Boston, and in less -than f)rty days succeeded in recruiting 
about tv.enty-fhree hundred volunteers. Out of them was formed 
the 22d regiment, of which lie was for a time commander. Koturn- 
•ing to his senatorial duties at tlie close of 18(31, he framed and re- 
ported bill after bill to meet "the exigencies of the war, to [atstect 
the freedm('n, and to sustain the government : and none more than 
he rejoiced at tlie ultimate triumph of that cause which he had la- 
bored so persistently to maintain. 

In February, 186.5, he was again returned to the senate, and in 
April of the same year he was called to mourn the death of Abra- 
ham Lincoln, with whoui he had been on the most intimate terms 
tluring the vvhole fcartul struggle of the civil war. 

On tlie twenty-fiftli anniversary of his marriage (Oct. 27, of this 
year), the friends of Mr. and Mrs, Wilson assembled at their house 
•in Natick, and made them a present of $4,000, together with many 
valuable articles of silver ware. 

To the policy of Andrew Johnson !Mr. Wilson was decidedly 
■ opposed ; and during the Xon^^ discussion of tlie reconstruction mea- 
sures steadily and manfully upheld the interests of the colored race. 

Though an earnest friend of tem{>erance and of religion from his 
youth, he delayed uniting with any communion until November 25, 
1866, when he became a member of the Congregational Church at 
Natick. Early in the year following he established the Congres- 
sional Temperance Society, of which he vras chosen pre-ideni ; and 
soon after made a tour through the southern states, addressing large 
.assemblies at Hichmond, Charleston, Now Orleans and other cities. 
He was generally received with iavor ; but while speaking at New 
Orleans a rifle was discharged at him from some one in the street, 
the ball striking into the ceiling near him. Returning home he made 
many addresses on behalf of temperance, and in September presided 
over the Kepublican Convention in "Worcester, speaking hopefully 
of the Republic. In ^Slay, 1870, he was called to de])lore the loss 
of Mrs. AVilson, a lady of singular grace and excellence, who after 
:a.lcng and painful disease, died at.Natick on the 28th of that month. 



1878.] Biographical Sketch of Henry WiUo7i. 2G7 

In order to relieve his mind nom its load of sorrow, he spent the 
summer of 1871 abroad, and became personally acquainted with 
INIr. Gladstone, Thomas llughes, and other celebrities of the old 
world . 

In November, 1872, he was elected Vice-President of the United 
States, and on the 4th of ^Nlarch, 1873, came to preside over that 
senatorial body of which he had been a member for more than twen- 
ty years, and in which he had achieved so many victories. 

In addition to his senatorial labors and pid^lic speaking, he had 
been long engaged in preparing important works for the press, writ- 
ing sometimes as much as sixteen hours a day. No human brain is 
sufficient for this incessant toil ; and not long after his inauguration 
his facial nerve became partially paralyzed. He rallied, ho^vever, 
from this attack, spent the summer of 187-i at various watering 
places, and presided over the senate a few days at the close of the 
year. In the spring of 1875 he visited the south-western states, and 
was elected president of the Republican Convention at ^Vorcester 
in September ; but his days on earth were soon to terminate. A 
second and a third paralytic shock soon followed, and he expired 
at the capitol at Washington on the 22d of November, 1875, in 
the G4th year of his age. 

Funeral services were held in Washington, Baltimore, Philadel- 
phia, New York, Boston, and at his home in Natiok, where he v/as 
buried beside his wife and son, on the oOth of November. 

The subject of tlus memoir was a self-made man. lie had a re- 
tentive memory, a ready flov.- of language, and a remarkable fore- 
sight as to political events. Of a bright and hopeful turn of mind, 
he made the most of evciw circumstance, and never wasted time "in 
striking," as he said, " back blows on his enemy." Few men have 
risen from such a low position to such nn eminence as he attained. 
Few men have served their country with a juore enlightened patri- 
otism, or left a fairer name tlian Henry Wilson. In person he was 
strong and well proportioned. His height was five feet and ten 
inches; his countenance frank and open, his complexion light and 
clear, and his dress ]ilain and becoming. His property, amounting 
in all to about $10,000, he left by will, dated April 21, 1874, for 
the benefit of Mrs. Mary Howe, his mother-in-law, for the support 
and education of Ivliss Eva Wilson, his adopted daughter, and for 
some other minor purposes. 

His writings, the titles of which I have only space to name, are 
a valuable contribution to our political literature : 

1. " History of the Anti-Slavery Measures of the Thirty-seventh and 
Thirty- eiglitli Uuitcd States Congresses, I86I-I860.*' Pp. 42-1. 

2. " The Testioiouies of Aiuerican Statesmen and Jurists to the Truths 
of Christianity." 

3. "Military Measures of the United States Congress, 18G1-18G5." 
Pp, 83. 



268 Account of the 8 tamp- Act Riot. [July, 

4. "History of rhe Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America." 
3 vols. Iliij is Mr. V/ibou's gi'eatest work. Tiie last volume was completed 
after his decerise, by the Rev. Samuel Hunt. 

5. " Tlie History of the Reconstructiou Measures of the Thirty-ninth 
and Fortieti'i Congresses." Pp. 467. 

6. " The New Departure of the Republican Party." Atlantic Monthly 
for January, 1871. 

^Ir. "Wilson became a resident member of tlie Xcw-Eugland 
Historic, Genealogical Society, August 5, 1859. 

[A memoir of Vice-President Wilson, by the Rev. Ellas Xason, the writer of this 
sketch, wns published in a duodecimo of 419 pages, by B. B. Russell, of Boston, 
in 1S7"2, during the lite-time and with the approval of Air. Wilson (cnle, xsvi. 451). 
The portrait M'hich illustrates this article was engraved tbr that work. In lS'i6, a 
few months after the death of the vice-president, a second edition, enlarged and re- 
Tif^ed (ante, xxx. 272), was issued. — £d.J 



ACCOU^'T OF THE STA^^IP-ACT RIOT, 1765, 

IN' A LETTER t^ROM JOSHUA IJKX.SHAAV, OF BOSTON. 
Communicated by John- S. H. Fogg, M.D., of South Boston, Mass. 

TIIE following letter, giving a detailed account of the Stamp- Act 
riot in Boston on tlie morning of the 2Gth of August, 17 1^5, is 
of some historical interest. Agreeing, generally, with the account 
of that affair as given by AYarren, Gordon, Hutchinson and others, 
it yet differs somewdiat from them in its details. It ie valuable as 
the lestiraony of an eye-witness, who was himself no mean actor in 
tlie stirring events of those tijnes. For more extended int'brmation 
of the author of this letter, and his family, the reader is referred to 
the Eegister, vol. sxii. pp. 106-115. 

Boston Aug': 28: 1765. 
Couz^': David. 

I with as much Reluctance and Sorrow employ my Pen at this Time 
as I did with Pleasure wd^iU I wrote you last, but being sensible you are 
fond of hearing News even when it 's bad, I shall give you an Account cf 
the base Proceedings of a Mob on Monday Evening, which in short overset 
aU the approved of Measures the other had taken. 

At Dusk as I was setting in our front Room I observed that Numbers 
weut by in Gnugz, which made me mistrustful that there was something 
going forward, mj reading the Paper kept me in till I heard one and ano- 
ther in their Return Home telling some very extraordinary Things, for 
Instance, that there were two Houses laid fiat and that they were about a 
third. I could no longer tarry in but thought I v\-ou'd go at least as far as 
I might get a true Information, which I did soon after I went out, it being 
late I return'd. With Respect to M' Story's House where they went first, 
they puliod down the Windows of his Office and burnt all the Papvri there- 
in, which is a great Loss to the publick, broke all the rest of his Windows, 



1878.] liccord fro)n the Leonard Famihj-Bihle. 269 

v/hat D.ini;!ge tLey did in bis House I can't say, the Reason of tliis is [as 
is said] tliat lie diil sorneddng nniiss in the office he sustains in the Cu^itoms 
rclutinL' to some Gentlemen's Characters in this Tonni. With Respect to 
M'': Hidiowell's Plouse. to which they went next, upon their Arrival they 
found others there, v.dio had begun the Destruction, they join'd in it. broke 
all his Waidows, took down some very curious carv'd Work in one of Lis 
Rooms, drank a great Deal of Wine and did no Doubt other Damage, this 
they say was because he had given out he would not value taking the Post 
of Stamp-Master, this Gentleman is also in the Custom-Housc. 

With Respects to the Lieu^: Governor's House, where they ended their 
vile Transactions, such as were never heard of liere before, they had then 
rais'd a greater Number and were intoxicated with Liipaor, broke his Win- 
dows, threw all his Furniture out of his House. stamjVd upon the Chairs, 
Mahogany Tables, very handsome large cilt-framed Pictures, the Peices 
of which lay in Piles in tiie Street, open'd his Beds and let all the Feathers 
out, took ten thousand Pounds in Cash, took all Ins Cloathes, Linnen, 
Plate and every Thing lie had. cut the Balcony otf of the Top of his House, 
pulled down all the Fruit-Trces in his Garden, and did him in all £25U00 
Damage and all this for their Suspicion of his being a Promoter of the 
Stamp Act. for it was but Suspicion only, as every one who thinks well ii 
certain that he was nmch against it: my. being more particular in this lasc 
is because it is by far the worst, and I went over the Ruins Yesterday. 

There was a Town Meeting cail'd Yesterday Afternoon. The Town 
theu unanimously voted their Disapprobation of the bad Proceedings of 
the last Night, and that the Selectman and Magistrates should use their 
utmost Endeavours agreable to Law to prevent the like for the future 
and that the Inhabitants shou'd give them what Assistance they shou'd 
require therein. Tlie Selectmen, 3Iagistrates, and a great Number of 
Gentlemen were in the Town-House all the tirst of last Night attended 
with the Cadets, three G^mpanies of the Militia and two Companies of 
Engine Men who v.-ere there all Night. lu the Beginning of the Evening 
there vvas a Number collected and opposed the Cadets, knock'd one of 
them down with a stone. Col°: Jarvis order'd them to advance and 
level their Peices, which they did and soon scatter'd them, they broke 
a few Squares in the Town House Windovvs but were peaceble the Re- 
mainder of the Night. This military Watch will be kept every Night 
for sometime, there being a Number of Houses allotted for Ruin by 
the Mob. It is really a very melancholy Atfair but I hope there is a Stop 
put it. I must not enlarge as I have l)een very long in my Relation of it, 
but I thought being particular wou'd be most pleasing to you. therefore 
must only intorm you that I rec'd your's of y^ 25 Ins' and desire you to 
make my Duty and Love acceptable where due, and am a v/ell-^^ isher to 
the Colony and to you as au Individual. 

Joshua Hensuaw. 



EECORD FRO:^I THE LEONARD FA:MILY-BIBLE. 

N the Reoisteu for October, 1851 {ante, v. 403-414), is print- 
ed a " Gonoalooical ^Memoir of tlie Leonard Family," by the 
late Willjiun liccd Deaiie, Esq. ; and in the nurnijcrs fur Jiuuiary, 
1853, and April, ]8(;8 (ante, vii. 71-6; xxii. 140-3), Mr. Dcane 



I 



270 Record from the Leonard Familu-Bible. [^uvXy^ 

lias coramunicatcd fartner paviioiilars concern inn^ tiiis family. AVe 
have lately been fiiriMsheJ, by Kenry E, AVaite, Esq., of Vresi 
Xe\vton, ]\Iass., -.vith a copy of the records from the family-bible of 
Thomas Leonard, son of James Leooard, the iifmucrranr proLrenitor 
of the Leonards of Taunton. It gives the precise date of rlic iiiith 
cf Thomas Loon.'ird himself, which Mr. Deane could not obtain ; 
and we find here otlicr additional facts and variations in the record 
of his family, some of which we have indicated in foot-notes. Mr. 
Deane obtained his names and dates in this family from the Proprie- 
tors' Kecords of Taunton. The births, deaths and marriap^es in these 
records are printed in the Register, xvi. 324-8: xvii. 34-7. 
Thomas Leonard's family will be found in vol. xvii. p. 37. It will 
he noticed that the Proprietors' Records give the. name of the child 
horn April 2^, 1(382, as " Seth," while the tamily record has it 
"Elkanah." This is strange, as there was then living a son Elka- 
iiali, born May 15, 1077, who lived to manhood and was father of 
Elkanah Leonard, a lawyer of note in his day in ]\liddleboro\ 

Tlie following copy of the recoi'd in the family-bible was furnished 
to Mr. Waite, by Charles L. Peiree, Esq., of ^Milwaukee, Wis., 
ihe owner of the book. The bible is in size ''six by eight inches 
and two and one half inches thick ; and is bound in heavy leather." 
The first few pages, including the title-page, are gone. The title- 
page of the }s'ew Testament shows that it was " Im]:)rinted at Lon- 
don by the Deputies of Christoplier Barker Printer to the Queenes 
most Excellent Majestie, 1599." A copy of this edition of the 
Bible, similarly mutilated, is in the library of the New England 
Historic, Genealogical Society. It contains a record of the family 
of James Richards, of Hartford, Connecticut, one of the magistrates 
of that colony and a commissioner of the United Colonies. The 
book was presented to the Society by the late Francis Jackson, Esq. 

Thomas Leonard borne y* 3 of August 1641. 

Thomas Leouard ifo Mary Watson married august 21. 1662. 

Young ]\Iary Leonard borne y'^ 2 of August 1G<>3. 

Young Thomas Leonard borue y° 22 of Jan 1GG<j. 

John Leonard borne y® 18. of Maye 16G8. 

George Leonard borne y'" 18 of Aprill 1670' mdclxx. 

Samueil Leonard Borne feb. 1. 1073 & dyed April ' 

— Ikanah^ Leonard borne 15 of may 1677. 

* son of Thomas Leonard borne 17 decern. 1C79 & deceased 3*^ 



may 16 — .* 

' -* borne 10 Aprill 1681, 



Elkanah'^ Leonard borne 28 April 1682 & dyed } 

Abiah' Leonard borne 3 of ^larch 1681 dyed 15 July 1685. 
— betli^" Leoaard borne July 15 1686. 

> 1671.— IF. R. Ihaiie. * Died IMav 8, 1^32.— 7J. * Died Nov. 2, 1GS2.— i6. 

* Anri! l:^, 1745.— /i,. e a diui^rtiter. stiUbore.— 7J. ' I'htbe.— /5. 

=» Eikaiuih.— /6. • Scth.— /i. ' '<' Elizabeth.— i6. 

* James. — .lb. 



1S78.1 Autohi'ograjjhical ^lemoir of William Uoich. 271 

C Samuel Leonnrd "nornc feb. 1'' 1G73. 
J KaLK'.rine Dean Born August 1G80. 
(s.imuel Leonanl and Katharine Dean IMarried April y* IV^ 1701. 

Samuel Leonard their sou, Born ^Isy 17'"^ 1702. 

IS'athan Leouard their son, Born IMay o"^ 170-4. 

Neliomiah Leonanl Born June 50'^ 1706 and lived sixteen days. 

Bethiali Leonard iheir daughter born July 20'^ 1707, 

Abiel Leonard their son. born feb. ^G''^ 1710. 

Ilazadiah Leonard their daughter. Born April 2-1*'" 1712. 

Piifbe Leonard their daughter, Bom 3Iay 9"'^ 1714. 

Sophia Leonard their daughter Born ^larcb 9''' 1717. 

Eiiiaii Leonard their son Born April 18*^ 1719. 

Abiah Leonai'd their Daughter, Born Dec lo''' 1720. 

George Leonard their son, Born October G'^ 1723 on a Sabath morn- 
ing about half an hour before sunrise. 



[From another pnge.] 

George Leonard born Oct. C'^ 1723 on a Sabath morning about half an 

hour before sunrise. 
Charitv Nelson, born Nov 13''' 1729 on a Thursday. 



George Leonard ["and] Charity Nelson married January y* 5'" 17CI. 
Abiah Leonard their daughter, Born ]May 19''^ 17GG on Monday about 

3 ocloek after noon. 
Charity Leonard their Daughter September Y \^-. 17GS on a Thursday 

morning the sun about half an hour high. 

Binajah Peirce, born April 10"* 1771. 
Charity Leonard born September 1'- 1763. 

Catharine Peirce born March 15'^ 1800. 
John N. Peirce born ISOl — 7"^ July. 
Lucy Peirce born IS^'j^ — IG'^ April. 
Leonard Peirce born 1807 — 29. July 



AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ^MEMOIR OF WILLIAM 

ROTCII. 

WRITTEN IN THE EIGHTIETH TEAR OF HIS AGE. 
Coiiimanicatcd by Frederick C. Santort>, Esq., of Nantucket, Mass. 
[Continued from page loo.] 

THE Cnanccllor of the E.xchequcr could not be expected to at- 
tend to all applications ; but I presume he laid mine before the 
Privy Council, as the secretary of the Council, Stephen Cotterel, 
eent me a note soon after this conversation, saying the Council 
would sit at an early day, when they would hear what I had to say. 
I waited for that early day a month, and then I waited on Secretary 
Cotterel to know what occasioned delav. His answer was that so 



272 AulohioqrapJiical Memoir of William Rotch. [July, 

much business lay before the Council that they had not been able to 
attend to it, but would soon. Thus I waited, not darin2; to leave 
town lest I should be called for. This state of things continued for 
more than four nionrhs, during which I received several what I 
called unmeaning court messages, such as, '' Tiiey were sorry tliey 
were not able to send for me,'' Occ. iScc. 

I then desired tliem to appoint some person for me to confer with, 
that the matter miglit be brought to a close. This was dune, but 
unha])pil3' Lord Ha^s-kesbury was the person. A greater enemy to 
America could not be found I believe in that body, nor hardly in tiie 
nation. I waited on him and informed him what encouragemeiit I 
thought v.-ould induce a removal, which I estimated at £100 sterling 
transportation for a family of five persons, and £100 sterling setrle- 
ment — say £20,000 sterling for a Imndred families. " Oh." said he, 
" this is a great sum, and at this time, too, Avhcn vrc are cndea\ oring to 
economize our expenditures." I replied, '' Thou mayst think ir a 
gi'eat sum for this nation to pay, /think two tliirds of it a great 
Bum for you to have taken from me, as an individual, unjustly and 
illegally. ^Ve had a long conversation, and I left him to call again 
in a few days, vrhich I did. I then added to my demand the liberty 
to bring thirty American ships for the fishery. " Oh no," said he, 
" that cannot be, our carpenters must be employed," I mentioned 
that we had some ships that were built before the war ; " those can 
surely be admitted?" " Xo, they must be British built." ''Will 
it be any advantage if an emigration takes place, for the emigrants 
to bring property with them?" "Yes, certainly." " If they can 
invest their money in articles that will be worth double here to what 
they are at home, will that be an additional advantage to this coun- 
try? " " Yes." " Then why not bring ships, when two of ours will 
not cost one of yours ? " " Oh ! we don't make mercantile calcula- 
tions, 'tis seamen we want." "Then surely two of our vessels will an- 
swer your purpose better than one of yours, as they will make double 
the number of seamen, which is the thing aimed at." He saw 
that he was in a dilemma out of which he could not reason himself, 
and struggled through v/ith some violence. He had made his own 
nice calculation of £>J7-10 for transportation and settlement for a 
family, and, said he, "I am about a fishery bill, and want to come 
at something I can insert." My answer was, " Thou canst go on 
with thy fishery bill. Thy offer is no object to me." 1 was then 
taking leave and whhdrawing. " Well, Mr. Rotch, you'll call on 
me again in two or three days." " I see no necessity for it." " But 
I desire you would." " If thou desirest it perhaps I may call." 
However, he let me rest but one d:iy, before he sent for me again. 
He had the same story over again, but I told him it was unneces- 
sary to enter again upon the subject. I then informed him that I 
had heard a rumor that Nantucket had agreed to furnish France 
with a quantity of oil. He stepped to his- bureau and took out a file 



1878.] Autohiogrcqjhical Memoir of Willicnn Botch. 273 

of papers, from which ho pretended to read an entire contradiction 
of the report, thoui;-h I was satisfied there was not a line there on 
the subject. I said that it was only a vague report that I heard, 
and ■'! cannot voncli for the truth of it, but we are like drowning 
men catching at every straw that passes by ; therefore I am deter- 
mined to go to France and see what it is. If there is any such con- 
ti'act suflicient to retain us at Nantucket, neirher you nor any other 
nation can have us, and if it is insufficient I shall endeavor to en- 
large it. "Ah!" said he, '' Quakers go to France?" "Yes, but 
with regret," I then parted with Lord Hawkesbury for the last 
time. 

I immediately cmbai'ked with my son for Dunkirk, where I drew 
up my proposals and sent them to Paris, not wishing to proceed fur- 
ther until I fotmd the (iis])osition of the French court. They sent 
for us to come immediately. AVe lost no time in answering the 
summons, and proceeded at once to Paris, The ^Master of Requests, 
who was the proper minister to receive our proposals, and make his 
remarks on the several articles, had examined them and made his 
remarks accordingly. The propositions were : 

1st. A full and free enjovment of religion according to the prin- 
ciples of the people called Quakers, 

To which he annexed, " Accorde," 

2d, An entire exemption from military requisitions of every 
kind. 

To this he annexed the following just remark : " As they are a 
peaceable people and meddle not with the quarrels of princes, nei- 
ther internal nor external, this proposition may be granted." 

The other propositions related to the regulation of the whale 
fishery. 

We next proceeded to the several ministers, five in number, at 
Versailles. First to Calonne, Comptroller of Finance. We gave 
our reasons for not taking off our hate on introduction to them all. 
Calonne replied, " I care iiothing for your hats if your hearts are 
right." Next we went to the aged Yergenncs, Minister of Foreign 
Affiiirs, then to tlie Marshall De Castre, Minister of ^larine, tlien 
to the Prince of Rubec, Generalissimo of Flanders ; at last to the 
Intcndant of Flanders, who all agreed to my jjroposals. Wc then 
returned to Paris, and were to visit Versailles again to take leave, 
according to the etiquette of the court. 

Before wc set olF, one of the ministers asked us if we did not wish 
to visit the palace. We excused ourselves, as we did not think 
curiosity would justify us if our plain way would give offence. 
While we remained in Paris we received a note from the minister, 
saying he had spoken to the king, who gave full liberty to the 
"Nantucket Friends" (they avoided the name of Quahers, v;hQn 
they found it was given in reproach) to visit the palace, both its 
public and private apartments, when he was out, which happened 
VOL. xxxir. 1;5 



27i Anfohiograjyhical Memoir of WilUani Botch. [July? 

almost eveiy day. To view the private apartments was a great 
privilege, not often planted except to persons of note. But unfa- 
vorably for us, the king did not happen to be out on the day we 
went to take our leave, Avhich was a disappointment ; but we went 
through the public apartments, and into the cliapcl.* When we 
hesitated at the latter, the ofncers insisted on our entering in our 
ov»-n way, showing us everything remarkable, and pointed out the 
places occupied by the royal family in time of mass, &c. 

We now took leave and returned to London. After I was gone 
to France, Lord llawkesbury became alarmed and inquired of 
Harry Beaufoy, and asked if I had gone to France. He answered 
in the affirmative. " Why has he gone there ? " " For what you or 
any other man would have gone. You would not make him an 
ofier worthy of his occcptance. lie will now try what can he done 
in France." Alexander Champion wrote to me, I su{)pose at Lord 
Hawkesbury's request, to inform me that he had made provision for 
us in his fishery bill, and inserted liberty for us to bring in forty 
ehips instead of thirty, which I demanded, lie having forgotten the 
number ; but it was too late. This letter was brought to our apart- 
ments, and we understood the bearer to inquire if a Dutch gentle- 
man resided there. He was answered in the negative, and my letter 
was lodged in a small letter-office, always an appendage to the large 
hotels. The very evening it was brought to me we left Paris. f 

We now returned to London, and I was soon sent for by George 
Eose (I suppose the father of the minister lately sent to the United 
States), who was one of Pitt's secretaries. He inquired if I had 
" contracted with France." I told him " No, I did not come to 
make any contract, propositions were the extent of my business." 
" You are then at liberty to agree with us, and I am authorized by 
Mr. Pitt to tell you that you may make your own terms." I told 
him it was too late. " I made very moderate proposals to you, but 
could not obtain anything worth my notice. 1 went to France, sent 
forward my proposals, which were doubly advantageous to what I 
offered your government. They considered them a very short time, 
and on my arrival in Paris were ready to act, I had separate in- 
terv-iews with all the ministers of state necessary to the subject, 
v,-ho all agreed to and granted my demands." He still insisted that 
I was not bound to France, and I should make my ov.-n terms with 
them, but all in vain. The time had passed over. Lord Sheffield 
also sent for me on the same subject, but was soon convinced that 
it was too late. The minority came to me for materials to attack 
Lord Hawkesbury, but I refused to supply them. 

[To be continued] 

* Benjamin Rotch was afterward^ iuformed that the king, participatini? in the preyailing 
cnriojitv to see his father, was present incog, during this vi~it to the royal chapel. 

t A 'lotlier anecdote is told bv pAiijamin. When Lord Hawkesbury sent a messenger 
to William Kot.-h, after all his arran^aiinjnts were made for his departure to France, dcMr- 
inc aiioih-r interview, the aiiswer return. •.! was tliis : " If L'n'd iluwiv'-bnry wishes to mecc 
Wiiiiam lioteh, ho >vill tind him on board tJic ship Maria until the hour when the ship 
takes her anchor." 



1878.] Bohert Camvbell and his Descendants. 275 



ROBERT CAMPBELL AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

Commuuioated by IIexky F. Docglas, Esq., of Providence, E. I. 

5I0NG tliL' first settlers of Yoluntown, Conn., were a number of tlie 
tlirii'fy Scotch-Irish, of wliom large uumbers emigrated to ^»ew Eng- 
land and Porinsylvania early in the last century. The most of those who 
settled in ^'oluutown were from Ulster, the extreme northern county of 
Ireland, and separated from Argyleshire, Scotland, by the narrow North 
Chauriel. They formed ^o lari^e a projiortioii of tlie inhabitants of Yolun- 
town, that they organized a Presbyterian church, the lirst, and for many 
years the only one of the denomination in Connecticut, and called to be 
their pastor the Rev. Samuel Dorrauce, himself lately arrived from Ireland, 
but a graduate of Giasgo'v L^niversity in Scotland. From these old Scotch- 
Irish families, the Campiiclls, Dixons. Douglases, Eilmonds, Gibsons, Hous- 
tons, Hunters, Kassons, Kegudns. Kennedys, Parkes, Wylies and others, 
have descended many of the prominent men of Connecticut, as well as of 
other states west and soutii where their descendants have settled. 

The history of the Campbell family in Connecticut begins v.-ith Robekt^ 
Campbei,!,, v.dio was born iu 1G73. and, with his family, emigrated frora 
Ulster county and located at New London, Conn., in 1719. Phat same 
year, as we leara from the records of the old New London Church, '• Rob- 
ert Campbell sad Janet his wife, as also Chailes Campbell and Mary his 
wife, members of a church in Ireland and having letters of recommenda- 
tion from thonco, were admitted to our communion." The Charles Camp- 
bell mencioned is the eldest son of Robert, and the only one of his child- 
ren married before they arrived ia this country. The date of their dismis- 
sal from the church in New London has not been found; but the whole 
family soon removed to the strip of country north of Stonington, which 
had been sot off to the volunteers. Miss Lamed says they were among 
the very first settlers within the limits of what is now Voluntown. Rob- 
ert the father, Charle.^ and the second sou .John, appear among the original 
members of the church formeil there iu October, 17"28. Robert Campbell 
died Feb. 14, 172'», in his .o2nd year. His wife Janet was a member of 
the church in Voluniown before Nov. .3, 1729. It is not known when she 
died, but it v,as suijseiiufeut to Feb. 14, 1729, when the estate was settled. 
He had fix children, all born before his arrival iu Connecticut. 

2. 3. Ch\rles,- b. a!iout 1096 ; re. Mary . 

3. ii. John,- b. aii.^ut If)SJ--i ; m. Agnes Allen. 

iii. bARAH,- b. ah luL ITUO ; unm. and uiember of church in Voluntown, 

Nov. 3, ney. 
iv. Mary.- b. nboiit 170-2 ; unm. 172.5. 

4. V. Jauks.- h. abi)ut 1701 ; m. llunnali Tayljr. 

vi. Ror;ERT.= b. ?.WivA 1706; in. in V., J;in. 1737, Mary Trumbull; had 
Charles,^ bapt. March '2i), 1738, *' son to Robert Canipbcli, Jr." 

2. Charles" Camphell {Roleri^), the oldest sou of Robert' and Janet 
Campbell, born in Ulster county, Ireland, about 169G. Ho married in 
Ireland, and with his wife !Mary brought letters of recommendation from 
the church of which they were members, and united with the church at 
New Loiido?!. Conn,, on tiitfii arrival in ibis country in 1719. They re- 
moved to "\'(.>luuto\vn verv soon, and were among ihe original meuibers of 



270 Hohert Campbell ayid his Descendants. [Jul/, 

the Prcil)yterian chnrcli formed iliere io October, 1723. He diefl early in 
1770. His inventory, takeu June "2, 1770. amounted to £^"'0 l'\<f. ~d. The 
date of bis wife's death Lus uot be^u found. Tiiev had three children, 
perhaps otliers. 

5. i. Charles,' b. and bapt. in T. ITiT ; m. Patience Kennedy. 

6. ii. rJosKFii,^ bapt. Jan. 4, 1730 ; m. Hannah Kunnedy. 
jii. EvuRAi}!,^ bapt. Aug. 1737. 

3. Dr. John' CAMi'BKLL [Nohcrf'). b. in Ulster county, Ireland, about 
1608 ; came v.ith his parents to Ne'.v London, Conn., in 1719 ; one of the 
ori^Tin.il members of the Voluntowii church, October, 17i?0; was in Voluu- 
to\vn as early as Nov. 10, 1710, -»viien he married Agnes Allen. He was 
the first phj'sician wlio practised in tb.e town. Many of his descendants 
have followed the same profession. His will is dated June ^id, 1773, and 
he is supposed to have died the following winter. He was buried at the 
" plains " Vv'heu " the snow was so deep he hud to be carried on a hand- 
sled." Xo date of his wife's death has been found. Children, born in 
Voluntov.'u : 

i. Jka:n,^ b. Dec. 7, 1720 ; in. June, ITil, John Louden ; d. before June 
'2n. 1773. when John"* and .M.tr\-^ F.oudea were the "only surviving 
children ot rey eldest duif^htcr. Jean Louiien." 

7. ii. S.iRAii.'^ b. July 31, 17-2-2 : m. Juhn Wylie, Jr. 

8. iib James,' b. July 5. 1724 ; ni. Dinah .MoM.dn. 

iv. Ag.vi-S,^ b. Sept. 27. 172(1: ru.De.:-.27. 17.50. Ji,'?*:ph Alexander,* cfV.; 
d. bef. June 26, 1773. Ila.] : 1. Jolin^ Alexander, b. Auz. 24_. 1752. 
2. Nancy* Alexander, m. E'lias Jackson ; d. bet'. June 20, 1773. 

9. V. JoH.v,^ b. Sept. 23, 172^ ; m. Marv Feri.nis.on. 
vi. Moses.' b. Sept. 14. 1730 : d. Jan. 2^), 1726-7. 

vii. ^Martua,'^' b. April 3(J, 1732 : m. James (_i!!.s;>n ;" settled in north part 
of v.. now Sterling. Had: Ji-hn,-* Alien,* James.* Moses.* Cau;p- 
beli,^ Saimiel,"' S-anili* and Elizabeth* Gibs;n. From this braneii is 
dc:-icendcd Mr. Allen Gibson, the antiquary, of Oneco, Conn. 
10. viii. MoiES,^ b. April 14, 1737 ; m. Sarah Dixon. 

4. J.4MES' C.A.MPBELL (Robert^), b. in Ulster county, Ireland, about 
1704 ; came with Lis fother and brothers to Connecticut in 1710, and set- 
tled in VoluntowD, where he married, June 3, 1725, Hannah Taylor. He 
seems to have moved from Yolui town to Killing-ly, where he died about 
June, 1773. His will was dated in Kiiiingly, Dec. 2, 1772, and proved 
July 6, 1773. His wife had previously died. Children, all born in Yol- 
uiitov.n : 

i. AViLLiAM,!' b. xMarch 1. 172(5 : ra. Oct. 14. 1752. Sarrih Barne.':. Had : 
1. Martha," b. Deo. 2'J, 1753. 2. R<Mcca* b. April 25, 1756. 

ii. David, 2 b. April 23, 1727; unni.; d. 1773; inventory taken Sept. 30, 
1773. 

ii:. SAi;vE;..= b. June 3. 1729 ; d. May 1, 1735. 

ivr. Hanxau,^ b. Jan. 15, 1731 ; m. Porter. 

V. N.MEAN.s b. Oct. 21, 1732 ; d. June S, 1740. 

vi. M.»-.:y,' b. Feb. 27, 1735 ; unni. in 1772. 

Tii. S«iiUEr,,3 ij j.jr^ f,^ 173&--7; ni. April 10, 17P0, Esther Smith. Had : 
1. iS«5rt/'naA.= b. Jan.27, 1761. 2 Sa/rnid,^ b. Nov. 4, 1762. 3. 
Daniel,* b. June 15, 1704. 4. Hannah* b. Jan. 24, 176G. 5. Da- 
rirf,* b. Dec. 13, 1767. G. Lhzakth,* b. Feb. 19, 1770. 7 and 8. 
Es/her-^ and Mari^* (twins), b. March 14, 1772. 

» Tradition savs thalJo^eph Aie.xander's father died at Londondeny, Ireland, whrn 
Jc.S'Opii -was Init 'two ^o.-.-.t^ old. A Mr. Gih^on (a widower) went to L. and mainei the 
widow Ak'.-ander and'c \iiie to Volantowii, .s'le havirv.' two childi-en— Jc'^epli. above, who.'-o 
first -.wfe was .-\;:iiL> Kdniund, and Namy, who m. GeorL'e. Dornuiee an i had a son G-orgtf 
w'iiiin..Sn- uiiLiii S'l.Niait. Mr. GiliSon had a son .I.ir.i'.-- whu ra. Miir:ha CampL/cil.usaoove ; 
and by widow AlexAuder, Juhn, atid .lauet who m. Geurgc Gordon. 



1878.] Robert Camphell and his Descendants, 277 

viii. Sarah,' b. Sept. 13, 17-10 ; m. Barries ; d. bef. 17T2, leaving seve- 
ral children. 

ix. Martha,^ b. June 19, 1744 ; m. Ilewlet. 

X. Grace,^ b. July !. 1747; m. Howe. 

xi. Nathan.^ b. April 15, 1750. 
xii. James,^ b. Feb. -5, 1752. 

The records of this fcimilv are lamentably defiriont. The Campbells of 
Killiiiiily are without doubt descended from tins branch. It is hoped efforts 
will be made by members of the family novr living to supply its deticiencies. 

5. Charles' Campbfxl ( 0/iarIes," Jiobert^), b. in Voluntown in 1727 ; 
rn. ISIarch 20, 1750, Patience Kennedy. His will is dated Feb. 21, 177;5 ; 
and he is supposed to have died the same year. His wife survived him. 
Children : 

i. Mart,* b. April 5, 1751 ; m. MayiO, 1763, Joseph WyVie [7. i.l ; d. 
May 30, ISOl, and he m. her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth (Campbell) 
Houston. 

ii. Phebe,* b. Jan. 20, 1753 ; unm. in 1776. 

iii. Patie-VCE,* b. Nov. 2. 1754 ; m. 1777, Peter VTylie [7. iii.j who d. at 
29 years. Hod Susannnh^ Wylie, h. in V., April 2. 1778. 

iv. Elizaueth,* b. Peb. 12. 1757 ; m. first, Oct. 4, 1781, "William Houston ; 
m. second. Joseph \\'ylie. 

T. EpiiRAiii,* b. .M:iy 5, 175y : m. Ruth Bushnell. 

vi. Archibald,^ b. Feb. 16, 1761 ; m. May 4, 1766, Mary Wylie [7. viii.] ; 
settled in Lebanon, >\. Y. 

vii, Isaac,* b. .Mnrch 2, 1763 ; m. Jan. 17, 1793, Elizabeth Edmund ; re- 
moved to We.st. Had Luther,^ b. in V'., >iov. 12, 1793. 

viii. Ruth,* b. Jiily 12, 1767 ; living in 1776. 

ix. CuARLES,* b. Ai'g. 26, 1769; m. Dec. 24, 1792, Phebe Gorton. 

X. John KEXXErn'.* b. June 6, 1772. 

xi. SrsA>NAU,* b. June 6, 1774 ; living in 1776. 

From Mary,* who m. Joseph "Wylie, are descended Dea. Henry* Wylie^ 
of Sterling, Conn. ; Charles* Wylie, of Rome, N. Y., who m. Priscilla, dau^ 
of "William and Priscilla (Denison) Dixon, of Plaiufield, Conn., and sister 
of Hon. Nathan Fellows Dixou (Brown Univ. 1799), M. C. from R. I.; 
Hon. William Dixon« Wylie, of West Walworth, N. Y. ; Mary^ Wylie^ 
wife of John Allen* Campbell ; and Matilda* Wylie, wife of Allen* Edmonds 
s. of Esther* Campbell [8. iii.l. 

6. Joseph' Campbell {Charles^ Roherf), baptized in Voluntowa, 
Jan. 4, 1730 ; m. June 24, 1756, Hannah Kennedy. Had : 

i. David,* b. June 9, 1758. 
ii. Frederick,* b. July 4, 1760. 
iii. JcsEFu,* b. Aug. 23, 1762 ; m. March 30, 17S3, Anna Whipple, of 

. Plainfield. 
iv. Ci--\TniA A.\N,* b. Sept. 29, 1764. 

V. Alex^under,* b. Feb. IS, 1767; m. Sept. 3, 1792, Mary Frink, of "\^. 
\i. Marv-.-* b. in Coventrv, May 7, 1770; m. Stpt. 11, 1791, William 

Barber, of Mason, N'. H. 
vii. DotiOTiJFA,* b. iu Voluntown, June 9, 1772. 
viii. WiLL[Air,* h. July 7, 1774. 
ix. Hannah,* b. Oct. 9, 1776. 

7. Sakah= Campbell {John,'' Rohert^ ), b. in Voluntown, July 31, 1722 ; 
m. Dec. 9, 1742, John Wyiie, Jr. His parents, John and Agnes (Parke) 
Wylie, came from Cully baky, Ahoghill, Antrim county, Ireland, in 1730. 
and settled iu Voluntown. He died Dec. 2G, 1781, ai-t. C7, and she removed 
with Ler da.ighter Agnes to New Lebanon^ N. Y., where she died, Jan. 28, 
1807. Children, born in Voluntown i 

VOL. xxm. 25=^ 



278 Hohcrt Camphell and his Descendants. [July, 

i. Joseph* WvLiK,b. June 26. 17-14 ; m. May 10, 1768. Mary Ccinipliell 
[5. i.] : 111. second, Mrs. Elizabeth (Campbell) Houston. Children 
all by first ivile : 1. Allai^ Wjlie. b. March 4, 1760. '2. John'' Wylie, 
b. Dec. 16, 1770. .3. Ckar'es" Wi/zie, b. Dec. 14, 1772. 4. -4^,7165* 
Wi,'iie. h. May 1. 1775. 5. Sarah^ ^Vy^te, b. June 4, 1777. 6. Bar- 
bara* Wylie, h. Sept. 27, 1779. 7. Celincia^ Wyhe, b. Dto. 22, 1781 ; 
d. June 27. 17b2. 

ii. Dea. John'' Wvlie, b. Deo. 22, 1746 ; m. Elizabeth "U'ylie,— the er.- 
gr.-parenls of Mits Elizabeth W.'' Kasson, the antiquary. Sterling, 
Conn. 

iii. Peter* Wvlie, b. Feb. 22, 174S-9 ; m. Patience Campbell f5. iii.]. 

jv. Moses* Wvlik, b. Oct. 9, 1751 ; m. May 8, 1777, Mary Campbell; 
settled in New York state. 

V. Agnes* Wvlie, b. July 2G, 1754; m. 1773, Andrevr Hunter; settled 
in New Lebanon, N. Y. 

vi. Sar.\l'* Wvlie, b. July 2,1750; m. 1782, Robert Dixon ; .-ettled in 
Pari?. N. Y. 

•vii. Je.4n-* Wylie, b, June 4, 1759 ; ra. Daniel Green ; settled in New 
York state. 

viii. Mary* Wylie, b, April 20, 17C2; in. Archibald Campbell [5. vi.] ; 
settled in I>-banon, N. Y. 

ix. Elizabeth* Wylie, b. July 1, 1767; m. Jan. 14, 1790, James Camp- 
btll, of Kiiiderhc'uk, N. Y. 

8. Lieut. James^ Campdkll {John.- Rolert^ ), b. in Voluntown, July 5, 
1724:; in. May 11, 1740, Dinah, dau. of Daniel McMain ; removed ia 
17G5 to Groton, Conn., but returned to Yoluutown in 1769 ; served in the 
old Couuccticut militia, and wa.s known as " Leftenant James Campbell." 
He d. in Volunto\yn, Nov. 2, 1812. She d. May 1, 1811, "aged S3," her 
gravestone says, but the record gives her baptism in 172G. Children : 

i. Allen-,* b. Feb. 24. 17i'.)-50 ; m. Sarah Kinne. 

ii. D.\N-iEL,* b. -April 8, 1751 ; unm. ; d. Sept. 17. 1775. 

iii. Esther,* b. Jan. 25, 1753 ; m. Capi. Andrew Edmond. 

iv. John,* b. Dec. 5, 1754 ; unin. ; d. Oct. 5, 1775. 

T. Dinah.* b. Jan. 20, 1757 ; m. March 10, 1778, John Hunter ; d. July 
21, 1821. 

vi. James.* b. March 20, 1759 ; d. March 20, 1762. 

TJi. Jean,* b. May 29, 1760 ; m. Capt. John Campbell [9. v.]. 

Tiii. Elizabeth,* b. Dec. 10, 1701 ; m. April 1, 1784, Joseph HousUjn ; m. 
second, Joseph Wylie. 

is. Mary,* b. July 8, 17f)3 ; m. Jo=;eph Dougla-s. 

X. Sar-^u,* b. Dec. 9, 1761 ; m. Rosweil Palmer. 

xi. Agne£-.* b. Nov. 20. 1760 ; unm. ; d. April 22, 1765, in her OOth year. 

xii. James,* b. April 12, 1768: m. Mary Terry. 

xiii. Kebecca,* b. Sept. 27, 1770 ; d. Sept. 28, 1775. 

From Hon. Dr. Allen* Campbell, one of the most popular physicians 
of Eastern Connecticut in his day, state senator, and for a long time 
acting pastor of the Nazareth Connregational Church in Voluntown. are 
descended— Hon. Harvey* Campbell (3I.D. Yale Coll. 1816).^ of whose 
death notice will be found in the Registf.i:, ante, vol. xxsii. p. 122 ; 
John Allen* Carapl>ell, m. Mary* Wylie ; >Mary* Gordon, wife of Dea. 
Stephen Soaulding Kegwin, of Ekonk, Conn. ; Maria* Campbell, wife 
of Dea. William P. Harris, of Groton, Conn. ; Capt. Albert^ Campbell, 
lately town clerk 01 Voluntown; Emma^ Campbell, wife of Rev. George 
Tanner (A.M. Brown Univ. 1857); Dea. Alpha Rockwell* Campbell, 
a highly respected resident of Jewett City, Conn.; Bonaparte*' Camp- 
bell, of Griswold, Conn., m. Mrs. Maria (Cook) Campbell, widow of Ezra 
Kinne* Campbell, and daughter of Capt. Thaddeus Cook; Harvey* Camp- 
bell, Westerly, 11. 1. 



1878.] Uohert CamjibcU and his Descoulants. 279 

From Estbei-^ Campbell, who m. Capt. Andrew Edmond (whose tirst 
■wife was Prudence Campbell,) aud v/ho lived to her 100th year, are de- 
scended — Mary Esther* Edmond. wife of Dr. llc-najah Gay, of Griswold, 
Conn. ; Allen Edmoud^ Guy, M.D., of Norwich, Conn.; James D. Edmoud, 
M.D., of Griswokl 

From Elizabelh'' Campbell, who m. .Joseph Houston, and Enquire Jo- 
seph Wylie, are dt.-scended — Alice* Houston, x^ife of Capt. George Bassett, 
of Yokmtown ; Elizabeth* Wylie, wife of Hon. Elisha R. Fetter, of Gris- 
wold, Conn. ; and Elizabeth* Crary, wife of Hon. Charles F. Main, of 
Yoluntown. 

From Mary** Campbell, who m. Joseph Douglas, are descended — Mary* 
Douglas, wife of Rev. Gershom Palmer, of Exeter, R. I. ; Allen* Camp- 
bell* Douglas, of Exeter; Catharine Fanning* Douglas, wife of Capt. 
Thomas Paddock Dye, of Hopkinton. R. I. ; Daniel McMain* Douglas, of 
Exeter, R. I. ; Esquire Joseph Allen*^ Douglas, of iS'iantic, R. I. ; Henry 
Franci-s^ Douglas, of Providence. ll.I. (the writer ) : Charles H. J.' Douglas, of 
Providence (Brown Univ. 1879). author of the Douglas Genealogy; John 
Wylie* Douglas, of Voluiitown, m. Mary, dau. of Rev. Gershom Palmer, 
of Exeter ; Esquire Gershom Palmer* Douglas, P. M. at Campbell's Mills, 
Conn.; Corp. John Leland^ Douglas (Co. D, 2Gth Conn. Vols.), Norwich, 
Conn. ; Benjamin C.^ Douglas (Co. D, 2Cth Conn. Vols.), La Valle, Wis. ; 
Daniel Stanton*' Douglas, Westerly, R. I. 

Sarah* Campuell m. Roswell Palmer, and w^as the mother of Dea. Johu 
Hunter Palmer, of Plainlield, Conn. 

From Jarae.s* Campbell, who m. Mary Terry, descended — Sarah Malvina,' 
wife of Hon. John Checkley Ames, of Sterling, Conn. ; and Annie L.,° 
■wife of Prof. Francis Dane Douglas (Brown Univ. 1SG3), formerly Prin- 
cipal of Holyoke (^lass.) High School, afterwards secretary of the Conti- 
nental Life Lis. Co., now Superintendent of Agencies, Conn. Mutual Life 
Ins. Co., Hartford Conn. : Lydia Esther,' wife of Hon. Edwin Lathrop, of 
Hopevilie, Conn.; P>llen Antoinette,® wife of William Witter. ]\[.D., of 
Greenville, Conn. ; James Campbell^ Lathrop (M.D. Bellevue 3Ied. Coll. 
1877), of North Grosvenordale, Conn, 

9. Dea. Joii.n' Campbell (JoIik' EolerC), b. in Voluntown, Sept. 23, 
1728; m. June 2, 1748, Mary Ferguson; was deacon in old Voluntowu 
church, many years; d. Dec. 4, 1808. His gravestone says, '"aged 94," 
which must be an error. His wife Mary died March 23, 1813, aged 38. 
Children, born in Voluntown : 

i. George,* b. May 8, 1740. 

ii. Anx,^ b. Nov. 18, 1750. 

ill. Janet.'* b. Oct. 18, 17.r.2. 

iv. Alkxandkh,* b. Nov. 9, 1756. 

V. John,"* b. in 17.58; m. Jean Campbell [8. vii.]. 

vi. Kebecca,* b. about 1760; echool-tcacher ; d. unm. 

From Cape. John* Campbell of this family, who m. Jean,* sister of Dr. 
Alien' Campbell, descended Dr. Daniel* Campbell, m. Roena,* dau. of Dr. 
Allen* Campbell ; Hon. P^rasmus D.* Campbell, formerly Mayor of La 
Crosse, Wis., president of one of the city banks, and Lieutenant Governor 
of Wisconsin ; Rebecca,* wife of John Gordon Douglas, of Sterling, Conn. ; 
Wiuthrop* Camjjbelj, of Voluntown, and his sons Horatio N.' ([(resident; 
Nat. Niantit; Bank, Westerly. R. L), James Yl.,^ Daniel G.,* and John P.* 
Campbell, exieuiive v.'ool uud coLtou brokers, l^rovideuce, R. 1. 



280 A Yankee Priva.ieersma.n in Prison. [,^^^h'r 

10. Moses'' Campbell (John,' Rohert^), b. iu Voluntowi:!. April 1-i, 
1737; m. Dec. 1, 1757, Sarah Dixon, of Grotoa; settled iu Yoiiiniovva. 
Cliildren : 

i. Agxes,* b. Nov. 06, 175S ; m. Joseph Kennedy ; settled in Voluatowa. 

ii. Patr;cs:,* b. Apri! 27. ITuO ; m. M-:j-tha Eabcock. 

iii. Sakau,- b. June 30, 1702. 

iv. Mo-i:?/ b. M:irch V2, l7Gi; n?. Sept. 10, 17S9, Phebe Stewart. 

V. Ali.ev,'' b. Feb. 17, 17o6 ; m. Feb. 24, 1701, Mary Gordon ; scaled ia 
New York state. 

vi. Eleanor,* b. Dt-c. 17, 176S. 

vii. Joa.v.^ b. March 23, 1770; m. Esther Hunter ; settled in Whitestown 
or Puris, N. Y. 

viii. M'RTUA,^ b. Aoril 24. 1772. 

ix. An.s-\,= b. Mav'n, 1774. 

x. Daniel," b. S.Dt. 23, 1776. 

xi. ELiZAUETn,* b. Dee. IS, 1778. 

xii. Makv,* b. May 11, 17S3. 

Of i\\\= fimily, Patrick'* had Moses Douglas,* Elizabeth,* Isaiah,* Sarah* 
and Harriet,* and removed to Paris, iS', Y., where their descendants are 
still hULnerous. 

Moses* hod John Di.von* and Laurinda,* in Voluntown, then removed to 
Whitestowu, N. Y., wJiere his descendants may now be found. .Some of 
the most prominent men iu the state of New York ore desceadants of the 
Campbells and other Yoluntown familie.^ v/hich settled near Whitestowa 
and Paris, in the last part of the preceding century and first part of the 
present. 

NOTK. — The above has been prepared from the records in the writer's 
possession, i:ot as a full statement of even the first three generations, but in 
the hope, tliroui^h its means, of contributing towards a complete genealogy 
of the family. Tlie writer will be glad to receive any and all corrections 
r.nd additions, and information of any character, touching the desceudants 
of Robert, or of the other Campbells of Windham county, and descendants. 



A YANKEE PPvIVATEEPSMAN IN PRISON IN ENGLAND, 

1777-1779. 

Coinmanicated by \Villiam Richard Cutter, of Lexington, Mass., with Notes. 
[Continued from page 166.] 

[1778. October.] Tuesday, 27th. Wet, rainy weather. Mr. Wrenn 
and Mr. Duckett came here and read us a letter from the Committee of 
LoTidou, who Iitive thuu.;ht proper to reduce our two shillings down to fifteen 
pence, and the o'hcers' three shillings down to two shillings and six pence ; 
and this begins to-Jay. No news of our exchange. Out of all hopes once 
more. 

Wednesday, 28 th. Cloudy weather. Last night there was a hole found 
out in the othcers' apartment under the stairs. Nothing remarkable. 

Tijursduy, ".^Oth. Cloudy and rainy. Mr. Wreun came here, but brought 
no news. Si.vteen French prisoners came on shore and were committed to 
Forton Prison ; brought no news. Two divisions of Admiral Keppel's 
fleet have arrived at Spithead ; the other at Plymouth. They have brought 
in several pri.ies (French). 



1878.] A. Yankee Privalcersman in Prison. 281 

Friday, 30th. Clear and pleasant vroathcr. This day came on shore 
three more Freiich prisoners, and committed here to our castle. That 
2iakes in iho. v.'hole live hundred and tifty-four. One died in the hospital 
this day- 
Saturday, 31st. Clear weather; nothing remarkable this day. 

Sunday, November the 1st. Pleasant weather; no more news for us. 

Monday, ■2d. Clear weather. The report is that t^vo American priva- 
teers have taken the Alarm frigate and carried her into Brest. Likewise 
the French have taken another — name not known as yet. It is in the pa- 
pers this da}' of tlie Americans with tlie French going to lay siege to Hali- 
fax, Kova Scotia.* 

November od. Fine weather. Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Duckett came and 
paid US one shilling; brou^rht us no news. Last night there was a hole 
found out in our pvison, where we intended making our escape. It being 
discovered, there was a stop put to it for that time. 

Wednesday, 4th. Clear v/eather. Last night three of our men made 
their escape by bribing the sentinels, but were brought back this day by 
the people. Many more v/ere going the same way — nine of whom got cut, 
and gave the sentinels one guinea and a half, but were stopped by tiie whole 
guard and all sent into the Black Hole — in all twelve in number. This 
afternoon came on shore, and were committed to Forton Prison, one hun- 
dred and nine French prisoners, taken by Admiral Keppel's fleet. This 
day the Westminster militia came here to do duty in the room of the Buck- 
inghamshire, now discharged. 

Thursday, oth. Clear weather ; nothing remarkable this day. 

Friday, 6th. Cloudy this dav. Gr-nxt talks of an exchange of prisoners. 

Saturday, 7th. Very raw cold weather. Last night died in the hospi- 
tal, a I'hench lad, belonging to us.f Last night I was taken very bad with 
the fever and ague, and was sent to the hospital this morning. "Which from 
this date I have not been very regular. 

Friday, 13th. Died in the hospital one Joseph Annable, belonging to 
Rye, near Portsmouth.^ Several of the French prisoners have died since 
I luive been in here. About this time several of the captains and lieuten- 
ants of the navy have been here to enter as many men as they could get, 
telling them there will be no exchange, so as to get the more. Among 
them all they have got but about thirty, as yet, to enter. 

Wednesday, Decem!)er the 9th. Died iu the hospital, George Wilson, 
beloriging to Philadelphia. § 

Thursday, 10th. Stormy and rainy. Last night, made their escape out of 
the hospital, three of our othcers and two men. When the doctor eame to 
know it, he 'Came and discharged as many as could walk out of the hospital 
— which were eight out of eleven; we left three in. (I came out tliis day.) 
Likewise the jury sat on the body of George Wilson, of which I was chosen 
one of the jury. Great talk of our being immediately exchanged. It is 
reported that the King has signed our (Pardon). 

» Dr. Franklin, ns in>tnictcf1, recommcnde'] the reduction of Halifax and Qiielcc. 

t Cherlo Chfrrt'll, (lerh.ips — jf a prize of the sloop Keven;,'e, out of France — soj Roll — 
CGinin trcd to Foiton Prison, .\u','. H, Mil. The sloop Reven^'o, Continental, out of I'rance. 
— Vidi: Cooiici's Xaval Hist , i. 64, Go, CG ; also Kf.r.isTKR, xxvi, '25. 

J In New Il.uno.-liire, U. S. Jo.^e;<h Annable, b3lon<;in;,' to Rye, N. H., was one of tho 
crcv- of the bii;,' Venus, from Philadelphia— sec Roll — committed to Forton Piison, April 
2, 177.S. 

v^ Geoi-.u'c Wilson, of P!iila'!clpliia — bcloni:in;r to the Montgomery — see Roll — coairaitted 
to For.on Prison, Auj. S, i;77. Sec entry lor Dec. 10, 177i>. 



282 A Tanl-ee Privateersman in Prison. [July, 

Friday, 11th. Cloudy and rainy. Last Tuesday our money was reduced 
from fifteen pence to one shilling, and the oihcevs' from two and sixpence 
to two shillings. Yesterday tlie French engineer that was token at Fort 
Washington was exchanged out of our prison, and sent to France (Musieur 
Vibert).* 

Saturday, 12th. Cloudy weather. Last night two Frenchmen made 
their escape out of our prison, and have not since been heard of. 

Sunday, 13th. Rainy weather ; nothing remarkable this day. 

Monday, 14th. Kainy weather. It is said that Admiral Keppel and 
Sir Hugh Fallisar are to be tried this day for not beating the French fleet 
(on board the Victory)-! Likewise a man hanged at the yard-arm for 
murder. Likewise came orders from tlie Admiralty for all those that had 
signed their names for the men of war, to get themselves in readiness to go. 
This day great talks of an exchange. 

December loth, Tuesday. Clear weather. 'Mr. Wrenn and Mr, Duck- 
ett came and paid us our shilling (only), and bring us the old story over 
again. Olh.cers of tlie men of war are here this day a plenty, to get as 
many men as possible to enter with them. 

Wednesday, IGth. Clear weather. It is reported that a ship is lying 
at Spithead ready to take us on board as soon as those are tiken away that 
have entered to go on board a man of war. 

Thursday, 17th. Clear v.-eather. This forenoon came an officer of a 
man of war for the men that had signed their names to go, and took fifteen. 
of them, being all he could get. They went with him on board under a 
strong guard. Great talks of our going away. 

Friday, ISth. Clear weather. This morning two hundred of the French 
prisoners went to Winchester prison- and two hundred more have got 
orders to go, all strong-guarded with soldiers. 

Saturday, 19th. Clear weather ; nothing very remarkable this day. But 
here I will mention the names of those that entered on board of a man of 
war— Capt. Benjamin Bayley, Archibald Eandel, Benjamin Gates, John 
Harding, William Small, John Leadan, Nathaniel Hayley, James Asbly, 
John Castle, William Base, John Murry, James Day, Charles Carny, 
Moses Lord, Elisha Gunnison, &c.$ 

* See note under entry of Journal for Aug. 9. 1777. 

t Admiral Kc-ppe!, appointed to the command of the Channel fleet, sailed from St. Hel- 
ens, June 8, 177^, but soon (Sunday, the 2Sth) arrived at Portsmouth. He put tc sea, 
July iOth, and on the loth returned,' bein£j out only four days. He eniraged, July 27, the 
French fleet under Count D'Orvilliers, off Ushant. Kis second in command. Sir Hugh 
Palliser, was unatjie to renew the conllict, when signalled, owing to the damage ins ship 
had sustained, and night came on with a heavv squall, and the eng.iL'ement had no deci.-ive 
result. The French admiral returned to Brest, and Keppel sailed to Plymouth. Their 
conduct caused much debate. Palli-er charged Keppel with misconduct and incapacity. 
After a trial t>v court-martial lasting thirtv-two days, Keppel was acquitted, the charircs 
were deemed ill-founded and malicious, arid he was proclaimed to have acted wi:ii bravery 
end judi,'ment. Sir Hu'^h Palliser demanded a court-martial upon himself, and received 
an acquittal of a vi-ry qualified character. Keppel was created a viscouut and appt)inted 
first lord of the admiralty in 1782. 

X See entry for Dec. 17, previous. Capt. Benjamin Bayley— prizemaster, Revenge, of 
the ContincTi'tal service— see note unrler entry of Journal, for April 12, 1778. Archiliald U.a,n- 
dell—Archahle in ori-inal— belunired to a prize of the ship Reprisal of the Continental 
service— see Roll— n.mraitted to Forton Prison, Aug. 9, 1777. Benjamin 0.ue^— tHiomred 
to the briuantinc Ri>inu' States— see Uoll— committed to Forton Prison, June 14, 1777, one 
of the fir/t prisoners in that place, and the. only one of his ship's coniiiany who entered the 
British service. John Harding— to the Reprisal, of vhe Continental service- see Roll— 
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Sunday, 20th. Clear •\vcather. In great hopes of an exchan£:e. IMr. 
AYienn told us yesterday Mr. Hartly would be down here ou IMouday or 
Tuesday to see ns, &c. 

Monday. 21st. Cloudy weather; nothing new this day. Eight of our 
men were put iu the BLick Hole for stealing. 

Tuesday, 22d. Clear weather. This morning one hundred and eighty 
of the French prisoners marched for Winchester ; and in the afternoon 
came on shore from on board the guardship eighty-four French prisoners. 
Mr. AVrenn and Mr. Dnckett came and paid us one shilling, and brought 
a letter from 3Ir. Hartly concerning our exchange, which contirms what we 
have had. 

Wednesday, 23d. Cloudy weather. Our men that were put in the 
Black Hole for stealing on Monday, were this day examined by Mr. News- 
ham,* and remitted back again. This day came on shore one hundred 
French prisoners from on board tjie Lynxt guardship, Wn\^ at Spithead. 
Two hundred and twenty of the French prisoners went for Winoiiestcr this 
morning. 

Thursday, 24th. Clear weather ; no news this day, but a raerry Christ- 
mas eve with the mass. 

Friday, 2oth. Clear weather, and a poor Christmas with us. In 
great hopes of being exchanged. 

Saturday, 2Gth. Clear v/eatlier ; nothing remarkable this day. 

Sunday, 27th. Cloudy tliis day. Many of the people here to see us 
this day. In great hopes as yet of our exchange. Last night two men 
made their escape out of the Black Hole — Swain and Watson. I 

December the 28ch (^londay). Cloudy weather. Our Agent (Xewshamjj 
gives us great encouragement of our going away in ten days. 

Tuesday, 29th. Stoimy weather. This morning went for Winchester 
two hundred and eiglity IVench prisoners under a strong guard. Mr. 
Wrenn omitted coming this day. 

AYednesday, uOth. Cloudy this day. Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Duekett came 
and paid us our shilling, and told us we should not be here a week ; but 
that is like the rest of Ids stories. This afternoon came on shore an<i were 
committed to Forton Prison, one hundred and thirty French prisoners 
from on board tha guardshij) lying at Spithead. 

Thursday, 31st. Clear and cold. Nothing remarkable this day. Out 
of all hopes. 

[1779.] Friday, January the 1st. The new year begins with clear and 
cold weather. This morning two hundred French prisoners marched for 
Winchester under a strong guard, &c. Out of ail hopes. 

Saturday, 2d. Clear and cold these two or three days past. This day 
we have great encouragement of our exchange from a gentleman who was 

mittccl to prison July 7, 177S. James Ashlej'— of the Revenue— see Roll— committed to 
prison Au'-j. 11, 1777. John Ca.-tlo — of a prize of tiie brig Satisfaction — jce Roil — coniiiiic- 
tcd to pii-i.n J'.Iy 27, 177S. William Base — of tlie Oliver Cromwell— see Roll— comniirced 
to pri'^on Oct. 13, 1777. John Murry — uf the Moiitiroiiiery, of Philailel;ibia — ?ec Roll — 
committed Iu prison An::. 8, 1777. James Day — of tlie True Blue- see Roll — committed 
to prison June 10, 1778. Charles Carny— of the Montgomery, Philndeluhia — see note 
under the entry of Journal, for bept. 14, "1778. Moses Lord— not in Roll. "Elishu GunnU 
fon — ditto. 

* See note under entry for Dec. 28, 1773. 

t " Lynix " — in ori;;inaI. 

{ John. Swain — of the Angelica, out of Boston — see Roll — committed to Torton Prson, 
July 7, !77S. Jol:!i ^^'at-c!ll— of the bwaliow — see Roll — eommittcd to prison Jan. 23, 1773. 
Jolni Swain, .Tn olnri.r ot the Ailiar.ce, O t. .'3, 1779 ? 

■} The agent, or oilicer of the govcrnmeni, iu eharu'e of the prison. 



234 A Yanlcee Pn'valccrsmayi in Prison. [J^^b^ 

•It *he Navy Board in London, and sixvr it recorded in the boots and signed 
byVne Ki4-s order, which puts us in high spirits once more ; the ship s 
namirthe^Milford, Capt. CahluM:.lL (Little Jamey went with him to Lon- 
r\<m -nicl thence to Nantucket, j"^ . 

Sundiv 3d. Ch?ar and cold ; nothing remarkable, but stul m hopes. 
Monday, 4th. Clear and very cold ; no news tnis day. 
Tr.daV 5th. Clear and cold for this week past. This morning 
wont for 'Winchester eiglity of the French prisoners, being the ^"^^o^^^^ ex- 
cept the sick in the hospital, that are on shore. Mr. Wrenn and Duckett 
came and paid us one shilling-and that fo.r the last time.t Ibey seem to 
;?rd'o it\hat we shall go This month, and have wagemi that we shad go 
Wednesday 6th. Clear and very cold weather. This mornmg came 
two officers oV the navy to Tist men'to go to Lidia for five years ; and got 
three Frenchmen and one American, who went on board immeduitcl,Y 
Thursdiv 7th. Clear and cold weather: still m hopes ot our exchange. 
Friday, '^th. Clear and very cold for these ten days past. La^t mght 
made h - ir escaoe four Frenchmen and one American, all out of the other 
y^rl ^d have not since been heard ot^ Nothing strange about us as ye 

S tnrdav, 9th. Clear and cold weather. Mr. >ewsham (tne Agent) 
received a'letter from the Admiralty, who tell us our exchange wul be ma 
fewXvs; likewise one from Mr. Greenleaf, in France,! who tehs ns he 
cartel bas been agreed on this three month., and it lies whol y w,th the 
Fillsh Ministry when t!ie time shall be tlxed. Hard tunes with us. lb.. 
Sy all the men^were released out of the Black Hole that were committed 
for^tealin-. and put on full allowance upon the same account. 

Sunday: 10th. Clear and cold weather still; nothing remarkable this 

'^'' January the Uth. Clear and very cold. This morning the American 
kdrGo^f^^rd§) was brouzht here; ho made his escape out of the b rench 
v\rd t le 8thinsta:.t; likewise three Frenchmen that made their escape 
W Which^ster six davs ago. Likewise came on shore and were commu- 
ted to Fcton, twelve French prisoners that were taken m a merchantman 
bound from St. Domingo to b ranee. „^.^ Afr "nnr-i-etf 

Tue<^day 12th. Clear and cold weather. ^Ir. Wrenn ana ^Iv. Duckett 
came and paid us one shilling, as usual, aud assured us that our exchange 
is S at'hand.!! We have the_ news that «- -nc red and twenty odd 
Amencan prisoners had made their escape from Mill Piison. ,i 

, .Lutlc J.mcy "-a youn, boy, perhaps, confined «rnon^^he prisoners. The Milfbrd- 

°^'5t is^Jcl^^ra ^li luelanlar; u:;:; tSj- goml^ei' can.e at least onc^ niore and paui 
thIn!\!:^l^\.V;uiI a.!o^vance-c^t^y tor Jrun.ary 12, tuUow.ns. 

+ Sec note uiukr entry tor Aug. lo, i* iS. 

I S^SSS months longer -wai^^.m^ which no entnesw^^^ 
Journal.- Franklin Nvrote n;on. t";'^^.,';^,^;;;e^::l.SeVs\vV have' been deceived ^ 
you ha^;e luyl 5\"V'^ '^7^; ^ Vt a n eu'ed' and i l^nU^vi.lcnt that the delays have been 

well a. I. ^'^^!^''^'^''P}''^l^'^^'[^tl^^u'^\he men by promises and hardships to 
of deign, t.) give more OH-'rtnt. . ot ^aiK^n ^ _ ^i ^^^^ ^.^^^^ ^^.^^^^ ^,^^^ 

seek their liberty m ^"Sa.ing aga n?t t Icir cm^^^^^^^ menacing them, repre- 

escapc.1, that there are P^''-^""^'^' '^^'V' -.'"'^ur .^^^^^ is wiUin- to exchange thera ; 

scnting to them 'I'^'V'^'^r-; n r ,k,ne t^'t all he : e-vs from America is bad on their 
and that it is our f.mlt '\ ^J'^'^^^l^ ""{^"^^^i, if ,^,,j io not accept the gracious 

^t^:;'^^^St^::^V:^ r ^^ Z:ron^ tc^mmodatea as they mi.hc have been 
in Fien. h -..Lis-ns. liicy :..re now orderc^l en shore. 
4 Mill rrison, Enb'land, located near I'lyir.wtii. 



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